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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
'Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 71
Thursday, October 8, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Business Advertising 962-1 163
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Patiently waiting for owner Lee Connally to select a book, Fletch,
a six-week-old Labrador retriever, rides around Davis Library.
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Student Congress passed a resolu
tion Wednesday night that some
congress members think might revo
lutionize the role of Student Govern
ment at UNC.
The resolution asks UNC admin
istrators to allow the congress,
Residence Hall Association or Grad
uate and Professional Students Fed
eration to review any proposal which
affects students, before the proposal
UMveir sity 9 Jolmmty '
fail to aOTee on settlement
By LYNNE McCLINTOCK
No settlement was reached Tues
day about the use of University
trademarks at a meeting between
University lawyers and Johnny T
Shirt lawyers, according to an attor
ney for the store.
Larry Coats, a patent and trade
mark lawyer representing Johnny T
Shirt, said he was led to believe that
University files would be open for an
informal discovery session, but he
was not allowed to finish looking at
After examining them for 90
minutes, Coats said he was told a
formal request for discovery was
Susan Ehringhaus, assistant to the
State law gives better protection
to consumers who Iray 'lemons'
By WILLIAM TAGGART
A new N.C. law protecting con
sumers who purchase defective new
cars went into effect Oct. 1.
The new "lemon law" is much
better than any previous legislation
of its kind in North Carolina because
it clearly defines when the consumer
has a case against the manufacturer,
said Jane Grimes, a consumer pro
tection specialist with the state
Attorney General's office.
The law also contains stronger
remedies for the consumer once it is
established the car is a lemon, she
According to the law, the manu
facturer is liable for the car if the
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goes into effect. .
Also under the resolution, the
congress asks that agendas and
minutes from all major administra
tive meetings be sent to the the
speaker of the congress and presi
dents of the student body, GPSF and
Student Congress Speaker Rob
Friedman, author of the resolution,
said it would help student govern
ment to have a say in decisions before
chancellor, said Tuesday she could
not comment on any matters of
The University filed suit against
Johnny T-Shirt on July 10, accusing
the store of infringing on the Uni
versity trademark because it does not
Coats said Johnny T-Shirt filed a
countersuit against the University at
the end of August, claiming the
licensing program was illegal in the
University insignias such as the Tar
Heel foot, the University seal and
words like "Carolina" and "Tar Heel"
are considered trademarks that
require payment of royalties for their
Merchants must pay 6.5 percent of
consumer has brought the car in for
repairs four or more times for the
same problem during the warranty
period, and the problem continues to
exist. The car also is labeled a lemon
if the consumer cannot use the car
because of mechanical problems for
20 or more business days during any
1 2-month period of the warranty.
When the consumer proves the car
is a lemon, the manufacturer must
either replace the car or refund the
full price of the car plus any incidental
costs, which may include towing,
transportation or even attorney's fees.
There is a federal law of this nature,
the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act,
but it was not very effective, said
David Kirkman, an attorney for
Education can train, but not create, intelligence. Edward McChesney Sail
Connally, a senior industrial relations major, smuggled his puppy
into the library Wednesday afternoon.
"If this is accepted (by the admin
istration) it could be the biggest
power student government has taken
on since the allocation of funds,"
By allowing students to see prop
osals before they are approved, the
resolution helps solve the problem of
decisions being made without student
consent, he said.
"It's harder to stop something after
it's done," Friedman said.
The student groups would be able
their sales to the University licensing
program for use of the insignias.
Coats said trademarks are for
businesses only and the University is
not a business, but an institution
supported by taxpayers.
Charles Helpingstine, co-owner of
Johnny T-Shirt, said, "A compromise
is just about impossible.
"There would never be a comprom
ise on principles. If there was a
compromise it would be because we
didn't have the money for the suit,"
Helpingstine said the University's
offer to compromise is the same thing
he was offered three years ago. Their
terms for settlement are for Johnny
See MEETING page 7
UNC Student Legal Services.
This law was expensive to pursue
because the consumer had to pay all
attorney's fees, Kirkman said. With
the manufacturer now being held
liable for these fees in some cases,
more lawyers will be willing to take
cases for the consumer, he said.
Another difficulty with the federal
law was consumers proving they had
made a sufficient effort to have the
car repaired, Kirkman said. A
mechanic had to testify in court on
behalf of the consumer. This created
problems because the mechanic was
forced to testify against other
mechanics and a large corporation,
See LEMONS page 4
DTH Charlotte Cannon
to give recommendations to the
administration about various propos
als. "Hopefully, theyH respect our
opinion," Friedman said.
Committees comprised of students
and administrators usually fail to give
students an adequate voice on certain
issues, he said.
"IVe been on those committees,
and I know the administration can
seem intimidating," he said. "If a
proposal is in front of a student
organization, they can bring out other
'Exorcist' Dave Warlick
captures Mr. UNC crown
By BRENDA CAMPBELL
It was obviously a tough deci
sion. Judges in Wednesday night's
Mr. UNC contest had to break a
tie before announcing that junior
Dave Warlick would be Mr. UNC
James Parrish came in a close
second, and Nathan Gray followed
in third place.
During the contest, the large
crowd in the Great Hall of the
Student Union stood up, clapped
to songs and repeated the cheers
of the five contestants.
The candidates introduced them
selves to the audience in a variety
of ways. The audience heard
imitations of Barny Fife and Andy
Griffith from Parrish, and were
serenaded with "New York, New
York" by a tuxedo-clad Gray.
Brian Rainey commented on not
being able to remember where he
was the night before, Scott Rankin
told the audience he was wearing
underwear and eventual winner
Warlick said nothing, but dis
played a sign reading "The Exor
cist" on his back.
The audience stood to join in
Parrish's original cheer, repeating
the famous words of the Fat Albert
gang, "No class" and "Na na na
gonna have a good time."
When Rainey was asked how he
would approach a beautiful blonde
at his high school reunion, he said,
"Didn't you sit behind me in some
class?" The idea was to improvise,
so he struck up a conversation
about cheating with emcee Sarah
Hafkey. He ended up dancing with
her, while he rolled his eyes and
made faces at the audience.
By SHEILA SIMMONS
He or she should be distinguished,
warm, powerful, sensitive a scien
tist, an educator, a scholar.
This leader should be concerned
with the problems of undergraduates,
the aspirations of graduates, the
plight of the faculty and the rights
of the community.
The above views and more were
expressed by about 20 people during
a two-hour hearing of the chancellor
search committee Wednesday. The
speakers shared their opinions about
what the next chancellor should be
like with the committee and about
Chancellor Christopher Fordham
announced in August he will resign
at the end of this academic year.
"I realize that you stand outside
the frame of the University," Stirling
Haig, professor of French, told the
12-member committee. WI realize that
I am in the frame from which you
want to hear."
Students, administrators and
faculty joined Haig in giving the
committee a view from the inner
" Student Body President Brian
Bailey told the congress the resolution
would create extra work for student
"It's a great proposal but the
proposal won't do it all," Bailey said.
"We have to be prepared for a lot
of work on our part."
Gene Davis (Dist. 18 voiced
support for the proposal. "This is
something the University has needed
for a long time," he said.
Junior Dave Warlick performs
With his "little box of demons,"
Warlick lit matches and put them
out in his mouth, making fun of
Wake Forest's Demon Deacons.
As he struck matches, he called
them "nursery school demons" and
"mommy demons," finally lighting
frame of the University.
Haig called for a chancellor to be
chosen who would bring strengthened
and renewed commitment to under
graduate education, which he said
had weakened with the move toward
a focus on research in the 1960s
"Undergraduate education. Is
important because it lies at the heart
of the University," he said.
"We're going to drift off to where
the University becomes a quandary
of schools, with a gap at the core bf
undergraduate experience," he saicC
Members of the Association for
Retired Professors said the new
chancellor should be a scholar.
They told the committee that
effective leadership of scholars has
been one of the crucial elements in
the progress of the University
throughout its history.
Several students spoke at the
hearing, reminding the committee
that the chancellor would have
responsibilities to students as well as
to the University's national reputa
tion, the upcoming bicentennial
See HEARING page 3
Friedman said he would meet with
key adrninistrators and discuss details
of the proposal.
In other business, the congress
tabled a bill which would have placed
the drop-add referendum on the
ballot in next week's run-off election.
The constitutional referendum would
raise student fees $5 per semester to
pay for a $460,000 phone-in registra
tion system. -
See CONGRESS page 5
' DTHCharlotte Cannon-
in the Mr. UNC competition
and extinguishing a pack of 30 '
matches, to symbolize the Tar
Heel's expected win over the Wake '
Forest team. '
But Parrish, who followed War
See MR. UNC page 5