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I. XC, No. 138

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 26, 1980

Ten Cents

Ten Pages.

Caer coach Orr takes o


Johnny Orr, the soft-spoken midwestern gen-
an who guided the Michigan basketball
eam to ten consecutive winning seasons and
two Big Ten championships in twelve years as
head coach, yesterday accepted the head
coaching position at Iowa State University
Orr, who initially turned down the ISU
position, but Monday accepted a more
lucrative financial offer, was unanimously ap-
proved by the Iowa State Athletic Council early
yesterday afternoon. He replaces Lynn Nance,
who resigned in January for what he termed
ersonal reasons."
IT'S THE toughest decision I've ever
made," Orr said yesterday, just prior to his
departure for the Iowa State campus in Ames.
"I love Ann Arbor and I love Michigan and I
hate to leave. But I feel this is a new challenge
and it's a great opportunity. I want to see if 1

can build this program."
At a press conference following the Athletic
Council vote, Orr expressed his excitement
over the new position.
"There isn't a better job in America, and
that's what I wanted," Orr told reporters.
"There's no coach in the country with a better
job than Johnny Orr has at Iowa State.
"I'M REALLY excited to be here," con-
tinued Orr. "I'm going to do everything
possible, within rules, to make us champions. I
want to see that arena (Hilton Coliseum) filled,
and I want other teams to dread coming to
Ames. To do that, we're going to upgrade the
schedule. Iowa State isn't afraid to play
Orr added that he will not bring any of his
players or assistant coaches along with him to
Iowa State "because they're mad enough."
Many players were informed of the decision
through newspaper and radio reports early

yesterday morning.
Orr, who earned an annual salary of $33,665
at Michigan, said the financial package offered
to him by ISU Athletic Director Lou Mc-
Cullough was the primary reason he took the
new position. The package includes a starting
salary of $45,000, a country club membership, a
weekly television show, a basketball camp, and
a private airplane which Orr plans to use for
recruiting trips.
UNIVERSITY Athletic Director Don
Canham said Orr informed him of the decision
early Monday morning. However, Canham
emphasized he never engaged in financial
"bargaining" which would convince Orr to stay
in Ann Arbor.
"There was none of that," Canham said. "We
(the University) are not in a bidding contest.
I've never used that kind of tactics.
"I think that if John feels good enough about
it financially, then that's good enough for me,"
he added. "John was a close personal friend of

a t. job
mine. I'm going to miss him a lot."
ORR, WHOSE teams appeared in the NCAA
tournament every year from 1974 through 1977,
takes the reins of a program which has encoun-
tered little success in recent years. The
Cyclones finished the 1979-80 season with an
overall record of-11-16, and a Big Eight con-
ference record of 5-9, good for seventh place.
In twelve seasons at Michigan, Orr compiled
a 209-113 Big Ten record and a 248-146 overall
mark. His teams won conference champion-
ships in 1974 and 1977, while his 1975 and 1976
squads also received bids to the NCAA tour-
nament. The 1971 and 1980 teams were selected
to play in the National Invitation Tournament
Canham indicated the search for Orr's
replacement "will begin immediately," adding
that Michigan assistant coach Bill Frieder is
"one of two or three people we'll be looking at."
See ORR, Page 8

ends 12-year stay

nd Cost
The fate of $15,000 of student-
controlled funds was still up in the air
late last night as the Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) continued to debate
the wisdom of devoting the money to a
proposed renovation of the Fishbowl.
The University has already commit-
$15,000 toward the project, pending
A approval of its share, according to
MSA officials.
At 11:30 last night, the members were
still undecided on any monetary com-
mitment to the project. 11
MSA Treasurer Jeff Smith said the
project is estimated to cost $20,000, but
due to a possibility of increased
building costs, a maximum of $30,000
would be allocated.
SMITH SAID it is very likely the MSA
rtion of the funding would not have
andatory student fee assessments as
its major source.
He said the MSA portion of the fun-
ding would be from:
" An increase in the amount of money
MSA receives from GM Underwriters,
the insurance company for which it acts
as a dealer; and,
s A surplus in this year's MSA inter-
nal budget, which does arise from
andatory student fees.
Smith stressed the money for the
Fishbowl project would not be drawn
from the Assembly's fund for external
allocations. This fund is the major por-
tion of the 97 cents - MSA's
discretionary portion of the $2.92 man-
datory fee - that MSA receives direc-
tly from each student.
President for Economic Affairs Brad
Canale, the University portion of the
See MSA, Page 7


gets needed

wins in N.Y., Conn.

f i s rFo P n P
.f ; ' with staff reports
Sen. Edward Kennedy scored a
double upset victory over President
Carter last night, winning primary
elections in both New York and Connec-
Former United Nations Ambassador
George Bush put a new spark in his
Republican campaign with a win in
Connecticut over former California
Governor Ronald Reagan, who
defeated Bush in New York.
twin defeats of the president came on.
top of pre-election polls projecting Car-
ter the winner, and could revive Ken-
nedy's faltering challenge for the
Democratic nomination.
Bud despite the startling Kennedy
victory, Carter got more than 100
delegates from the big New York
{ delegation and now stands with nearly
half the number he needs, for
renomination, with 26 primaries to go.
AP Photo Carter's campaign chairman, Robert
Strauss, conceded New York but called
THE TIDES TURNED for Sen. Edward Kennedy last night as he scored a it "only a dip in the road that will lead
double victory over President Carter in the Connecticut and New York to the president's renomination."
primaries. "PUT A SMILE on your faces," he
Feb. prices upl.4%;
inflation no lw at 18%

told downcast Carter supporters.
"When you lose, lose with class."
Reagan, assured of at least 84
delegates from New York, remained
the overwhelming favorite to win the
GOP vote.
Reagan was in reach last night of a
full majority of New York's Republican
convention delegation - a sharp rever-
sal from the near shut-out he suffered
here in 1976.
IN PARTIAL GOP primary returns,
Reagan supporters led for every one of
the 33 delegate seats he was contesting
with George Bush or "uncommitted"
candidates. Coupled with the 34 uncon-
tested delegates he carried into the
voting, Reagan was in position to claim
a majority of the state's 123 delegates.
In Connecticut Bush defeated Reagan
by a margin of 39 per cent to 34 per cent,
with 99 per cent of precincts counted.
Rep. John Anderson of Illinois received
23 per cent of the vote.
Reagan and Carter had consistently
been seen as winners in polls taken in
the last days of the campaign.
IN NEW YORK, with 69 per cent of
the precincts counted, Kennedy had 57,

per cent of the vote for 162 delegates,
and Carter 43 per cent for 120delegates.
With 99 per 'cent of the Connecticut's
precincts in, Kennedy's vote amounted
to 47 per cent and the president's to 41
per cent.
Kennedy had trailed consistently in
recent pre-primary polls in both states,
but the most recent surveys in New,
York showed him closing the gap.
Kennedy's campaign spokesman,
Tom Southwick, credited the victory to
changing attitudes by voters toward
Carter's economic and foreign policies.
"I THINK the bubble's burst for Jimr
my Carter," he said. "I think that the
people have woken up and realized they
cannot nominate a president with 20 per
cent inflation and a foreign policy that
is a disaster."
In a three-day tour of New York City,
Kennedy blasted the Carter ad-
ministration's economic policies, and
reaffirmed his long-standing commit-
ment to Israel's security.
Last-minute polls had shown the
Massachusetts senator gaining on the
incumbent, especially among Jews and
See KENNEDY, Page 7

WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumer
prices in February jumped 1.4 per cent
for a second straight month, providing
new signs that inflation was settling in
at an 18 per cent annual rate, gover-
nment figures showed yesterday.
As a result of the latest rise in the
Consumer Price Index, the buying
power of the average American wage
earner fell by a record 7.3 per cent
during the previous 12 months, the
government said in a separate report.

A TOP Carter administration in-
flation adviser called the new figures a
"very ominous trend," and said con-
sumer prices will continue to rise at
nearly the same rate for several mon-
ths as recent hikes in interest rates and
wholesale energy prices show up at the
consumer level.
But R. Robert Russell, director of the
Council on Wage and Price Stability,
said he believed inflation would not get
See FEBRUARY, Page 10


Dorm installations slated

Special facilities for handicapped students will be
talled in seven University' residence halls during the
Housing Program Director Archie Andrews said that the
facilities, which have already been installed in family
housing units Northwood I and III, will be installed over the
summer in South Quad, East Quad, Stockwell, Bursley, Alice
Lloyd, Markley, and Cambridge House of West Quad.
PLANNED CHANGES include converting triples into
doubles to provide more space for residents in wheelchairs,
extensive remodeling of bathrooms, and installation of
ramps and chair lifts leading into previously inaccessible

The project, financed by housing department funds, will
cost an estimated $476,000.
"Our biggest priority is conversion of toilet facilities,"
Andrews said. "It's alsothe most expensive."
For a bathroom to be usable by someone in a wheelchair,
the sinks and toilets must be rearranged, and the curb
outside of the shower must be removed so a wheelchair can
roll in. Andrews explained that in some of the bathrooms the
tub area will be converted to a shower which could be used by
the handicapped.
SEVERAL ROOMS and a bathroom in each of the dorms
have already been selected for conversion. These rooms
were not included in the dorm lotteries for next year, in
anticipation that handicapped students will be assigned to
See AID, Page 5

THOUSANDS OF IRANIANS turned out at the American Embassy in Tehran yesterday to protest the flight of the
former shah to Egypt. Onlookers jeered at a man wearing a .Jimmy Carter mask as he pretended to beg for mercy. See
story, Page 5.


The Race, Lap 2: March26
Carter ......................... .......40
Anderson ................................19
Undecided ...............................14
Bush........ .....................13
Kennedy ................................. 8
Reagan .................................. 5
Brown ................................... 1
Ralrw --.- --

Feb. 20

Because so many motorists have put-off buying the
required tabs, all Secretary of State branch offices will be
open Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. to ease the last
minute crush. The price of the tab depends on how many
months it will be valid, and that depends on the date of your
birthday. Merry Field, manager of the Church Street office,
explained the confusing new birthday registration/license
renewal system. If you were born in November or
December the tab you buy now will expire on your 1980
birthday. If your birthday is between January and October,
however vonr tah will not exnire mtil your 1981 birthday.

court appearance and a possible fine of up to $100,
according to the Ann Arbor Police Department. [1
On the inside
Kat's;play travels to a local bar on Greek night, on the
editorial page ... a reaction of Michigan players to the
resignation of coach Johnny Orr on the sports page, along
with an NBA playoff preview.


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