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Fools on
See Editorial, Page 4


Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom


Heat wave
Clear andswarmer today, high in
the mid 50s.

*1. XCll, No. 39 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, October 23, 1982 Ten Cents Eight Pages



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City, county, and state authorities
late last night vowed to broaden the
search for a convicted murderer who
escaped from a corrections van in
downtown Ann Arbor yesterday mor-
Kyle Johnson, serving a life sentence
for murder, and two other inmates
were being transported to an Ann Arbor
city court when they managed to free
themselves from leg irons while riding
in the back of a police van.
When two officers opened the rear
doors to the van, the three inmates
bolted. Two of the prisoners were ap-
prehended immediately by the officers,
but Johnson managed to escape. '
ALTHOUGH he had freed himself
from leg irons, Johnson was still bound
by a chain around his midsection, ac-
cording to Luella Burke, director of
prisoner services at Huron Valley,
mens's prison, where all three inmates
were serving time. Reports conflicted,
however, as to whether Johnson had
freed his hands from the "belly chain."
Johnson, of Pontiac, was serving a
life sentence for the 1979 beating death
of an Oakland County woman. He had
previously escaped from prison in
November, 1978, While serving time for
breaking and entering.
Johnson was scheduled to appear in
Washtenaw County Courthouse yester-
day morning to face charges stemming
from his participation in an April 30 riot

at the facility.
JOHNSON, a 22-year-old white male,
is five-feet, seven-inches tall and
weighs 135 pounds. He has a brown
crew cut and hazel eyes. In addition to
acne facial scars, Johnson has scars on
his forehead and chest. He was last
seen wearing prison blues, police said.
"He'll fight and he's considered ex-
tremely dangerous, even if he's not ar-
med," said Susan Tommelein, com-
munications supervisor for the
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Depar-
Police conducted house-to-house
searches throughout the day yesterday
in the downtown and northwest sections
of Ann Arbor for Johnson, who fled at
10:30 a.m,, Ann Arbor police Sgt.
Harold Tinsey said.
Cars leaving the city were also
checked, and two helicopters circled
the area to aid in the search.
ACCORDING to Ann Arbor Police
Sgt. Jan Suomala, although more than
100 men helped search for Johnson
yesterday afternoon, by nightfall, there
were only 15.
But Ann Arbor Police Department
said it had extra cars patrolling the city
last night in case Johnson was sighted.
Campus security, was not increased,
according to shift supervisor Robert
AS A PRECAUTION yesterday af-
ternoon, authorities advised Ann Arbor
See SEARCH, Page 2


Officers from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department search cars on West Summit St. north of Main, the area
where escaped murderer Lyle Johnson was last seen. A worried father (inset) escorts his children home from Mack
- Elementary school several blocks away.
Frye to ask Regents
toliinat ISMRRD

... bolted from van

University Vice President for Academic Affairs Billy Frye
announced yesterday that he will ask the Regents to close the
Institute for the Study of Mental Retardation and Related
*,Last July, a six-member budget review panel recommen-
ded that the institute be closed, but asked that its Child.
Development Clinic be saved. The University's executive of-
ficers, however, have voted to close the entire institute, in-
luding the clinic.
'FRYE SAID that the institute did not excel in teaching,
service or research, and said he didn't think the clinic could
stand alone without the rest of the institute. He added that he

will see if other areas in the University, such as the Depar-
tment of Pediatrics, could take over some of the clinic's
Although three grants totaling more than $300,000 came in
for the institute during the review, Frye said the grants
didn't justify keeping the institute open.
Herbert Grossman, the institute's director, was
unavailable for comment yesterday, but will issue a
statement Monday, according to Eugene Handley, director of
the institute's Continuing Education Division,
LAST JULY, Grossman bitterly disagreed with the budget
committee's recommendation to close the institute. In a
See ISMRRD, Page 3


>' .:..

is sane,
Arthur Arroyo is sane by both legal
and psychological standards and most
probably "was in control of his
behavior" last Christmas Eve when he
set the blaze that destroyed the
Economics Building, a psychologist
testified yesterday.
In the last day' of testimony
inArroyo's trial, State Forensic Center
psychologist Ira Packer said that
Arroyo was "neither mentally ill nor
insane," based on an interview and
tests given to Arroyo last spring.
Packer said that Arroyo, whom he
described as having "above average in-
telligence," had tried to show himself
in a light favorable to his insanity
defense during his interview. "He tried
to go out of his way to portray this ...
He presents it as I had no control over
myself,' Packer said. "(But) it ap-
pears his behavior was goal-directed
and that he was in control of his
Packer's findings, however, almost
directly contradict those of Max Hutt, a
psychologist in private practice who
testified in Arroyo's trial two weeks ago.
Hutt said Arroyo scored abnormally
See ARROYO, Page 2

Ten men
for dealing
drugs in
city park
Ten menR from the Ann Arbor-
Ypsilanti area were arraigned yester-
day in an Ann Arbor court for dealing
marijuana and LSD at Gallup Park.
The arrests were the result of a three-
month-long investigation involving the
Ann Arbor Police Department, the Pit-
tsfield Township Police Department,
and the Livingston and Washtenaw
Counties Narcotic Enforcement Team
(LAWNET), according to LAWNET
spokesman Detective Lt. Herman
CITY POLICE said agents had been
watching the park, which is located on
the Huron River across from Huron
High School in the city's north side, for
several months since citizens had com-
plained the area was being used as a
center for drug sales.
Undercover officers bought drugs
from the men on several occasions sin-
ce July, Newman claimed. "During the
investigation, officers observed high-
school-age students frequenting dealers
and using narcotics," according to a
police statement released yesterday.
"In recent years, Gallup Park has
become a gathering point for
troublemakers, malcontents, and
See MEN, Page 2
"We are very much in favor of doing
everything we can to help the faculty,"
said Trustee Carole Lick.
Collette Moser, president of the MSU
chapter of the American Association of
University Professors, was not im-
"I would have thought the trustees
would have made some gesture to help
the faculty," she said. "These are tough
economic times all over Michigan. Are
we just so poorly managed that .we
can't remain competitive with the
According to AAUP, MSU salaries
rank 27th among 46 "elite research

Bucket brigadeDaily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
Greg Kesten, an economics grad student, searches his pockets for money to
donate to The Ecology Center of Ann Arbor. Volunteers like Ann Hunt collec-
ted money during yesterday's tag day to support recycling projects in the

to receive
a 5% pay

Michigan State University Board of
Trustees yesterday voted the college's
faculty a 5 percent pay raise, but it left
the educators unsatisfied.
The hike, approved as part of the
school's 1982-83 budget of $215,783,000,
will take effect in January and also ap-
plies to student employees and ad-
The trustees, who approved the
raises unanimously, said additional pay
hikes will be given if the economy im-
"Any recommendation for a hike
would be a compromise," MSU
President Cecil Mackey conceded.

Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL.


This daredevil known only as "the skate man" leaps over a bench at the cor-
ner of State and North University in a single bound. Could his name be Clark

Battle of the burgers, continued
WAR IS RAGING once again. This time it is
not in Lebano, Poland, or El Salvador. The
battlefield is Ann Arbor's own Maynard street.
The burger emporiums' across the way from
each other are displaying free enterprise competition at its
best, in efforts to increase their market share. This
weekend marks the 25th annivarsary of the Mackinac

Bare is in on Halloween
RESIDENTS OF A CORAL island in Key West, Fla.
who are often battered by hurricanes are bracing
themselves for a storm of rowdy visitors, some decked in X-
rated costumes. "When we get done with this party, the en-
tire island will be burnt out," said Townsend Keiffer, direc-
tor of the Fantasy Fest Carnival '82. The 10-day ex-
travaganza, starting today, promises to be one of
America's hi0uest Halnween hashe The festival neaks on

Green inmates
GUARDS AT the Rich County jail in Randolph, Utah
are seeing little green inmates. Water seeping into the
jail and the sheriff's office has brought with it an invasion of
tiny frogs. Sheriff Kim Mortensen said four inches of water
had accumulated in the jail at the end of September. Since
then, he has been trying his hardest to get rid of both the
water and the slimy inmates. Fortunately, the prisoners
are enjoying the influx and, in fact, are making house pets
out of them. Bored dispatchers also enjoy watching the
frn hnnn rmiR centl y four mn numne urr in.

sex had been for naught."
Also on this date in history:
" 1947 - Campus police initiated a drive against illegal
parking, ticketing 17 violators and turning over their licen-
se numbers to the Office of Student Affairs. Fines of $1 and
$2 were levied, and third-time offenders were asked to ap-
pear before the Disciplinary Commnittee.
* 1923 - An article in the Daily's "Campus Society" sec-
tion, informed students that white was the favorite color at
the Sigma Nu formal that year.
" 1958 - University Health Services administered free
polio vaccinations to students and faculty.



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