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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, August 24, 1981, Page 28, Image 28

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I2BThe Daily Tar HeelMonday. August 24. 1981 M tdT! m to r A ) i i 1 U i 1 1 J f n V V ! ! ! 1 Silent Sam9 Old Well among . . . ' top Carolina campus attractions - From Staff Reports Chapel Hill can be a little overwhelming for newcomers, as they attempt to learn the ins and outs of a university community that has a long and rich : history. '' Chartered in 1789, The University of North Carolina is the oldest state, university in the country and first opened its doors to students in 1795. Old East Dorm, which is still used as a dormitory, was built in 1793 and known as East Building until it was renamed Old East after the construction of New East in 1859. In the beginning it served as a dorm and classroom building and has housed such notables as Thomas Wolfe and Andy Griffith. Between Old East and Old West sits the Old Well, symbol of Carolina, used on postcards, ties, toilet seat covers and anything else the Student Stores can think of. Whether it be school children fighting each other to get a drink from the fountain, cheerleaders flinging each other next to the steps, or Woody Durham interviewing a basketball player next to it, the Old Well has been the symbol of Carolina for years. But it has not always been as nice as it is today (although the water still may taste the same). It has undergone renovation, and the well itself was capped years ago. Old East and the Old Well are situated within McCorkle Place (often confus ed with Polk Place, which runs from South Building to Wilson Library). Mc Corkle Place stands in contrast to the din of Fraternity Court and bustle of Franklin Street, spreading across the older part of campus. It is the perfect spot for an afternoon nap or frisbee fling. On the northern end of McCorkle Place stands Silent Sam, a memorial to the men of the Confederacy. He stands with his gun facing toward the North, prepared for any Yankee who dares to cross his path. Sam also is the source of a story that has been handed down from generation to genration (and is a great icebreaker for orientation groups). Although Sam has a noble appearance and is dedicated to the 321 sons of the University who lost their lives in the Civil War, these days he has a more impor tant function. He is supposed to fire his gun everytime a virgin walks by, but ol Sam seems to be strangely silent these days. Playmakers Theatre, directly across the street from Old East, also has a Civil War flavor. It served as a library during the war and William Sherman (the bad guy) quartered his horse there during the war. A common joke was that the horses were the best educated animals in the South. But, as is the case with . many buildings on campus, it is undergoing renovations and curious observers have been -kept at a distance by a fence since last spring. If McCorkle Place is not quiet enough, the Coker Arboretum is an alter native quiet spot, except in the spring when the number of sunbathers rivals that of North Myrtle Beach. But during most , of the year its five acres of gardens provides an ideal setting for a picnic lunch or deep discussion with a philosophy graduate student. Just remember to bring a blanket and some red wine. There are new buildings, of course, and among the more prominent are the Carolina Union, the Student Stores building, Wilson Library and Undergraduate Library (and, yes, it really was rated by Playboy as one of the 10 best pickup spots in the nation). Across the street from Wilson Library is the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower, which plays everything from "Amazing Grace" to "Camptown Race' (do-dah, do-dah). It stirs vivid memories of the good ol' days for alumni who flock to Chapel Hill on football weekends, but lately it has been a gathering spot for students of higher education, seeking a nice break from classes over the noon hour. ' And still in the process of being built is the yet-tp-be named fortress, the con struction of which is employing about half the residents of Orange County. The new Central Library, which used to be a beloved parking lot, is still a few ; years from completion but will be the largest facility of its kind in the. South when it is finished. - .4 " -" ...-t . t .-ss ---- 'mmmmm f I ' I 1 4 i i - ft ::'::-:::::':::':-:....!... , , - kern 'V s V : f i v I yip., qf'.i. t ; - -.fflW J 11 rX.-x-:-:-:-:-: r LA v. SwS-W - is y i,.r-'-.---i..A ' .';, i i I; ; A;j -iVl WEMMCE HE-FE EASYTO -BUY...MJB EASY TO) OWMS . V J EEJ V J MI ilk- Just six short yearrago Woofer &. Tweeter opened it's doors to the folks of Chapel Hill and Durham offering some of the finest hi-fi components available. Today we are one of North Carolina's leading hi-fi-centers. In fact, we are rated as the Triangle's leading hi-fi center by a national magazine! How did we do it? Sisple, by locating pur store outside the "high rent" district and eliminating the frills found in the stereo salons, we were able to lower our overhead, thereby offering lower prices to you. Also we sell only the finest brand of hi-fi components designed to give you the best sound value and many years of trouble free sevice. HOW WE CAN HELP YOU. DuyliHj a h!h-svnty fci-fi system does not have to be cocipllcatea. Our ssUxpscptt are experienced In helping you select a vtteca that's best suited to your particular needs and budget. Ve help raake your decision easier by providing com forts tie ilstcnlag rooms deslsned to help you com pare before you buy. You won't find any "arm-twisting" hih-pressurcd salesman. Nor wia you find the snobbery so often found la the t!h-friced stereo salons. What you find Is normal peopla llkm ycurself , who arc ready and willing to ftve you honest and Intelligent answers about anything ccnccrelsg audio. After all, audio and vtoeo are our business.. .our only business. And we believe we can lve you the best equipment and service at the lowest prices. SERVICE DEPARTMENT:: Uc!&9 rsost hKl t tsrea ws hsvs cizr ewn In store ser vice department to back up your KMl Investment. Our modern up-to-date service facility assures you of procspt expert service after the sale. We feel this way about It: you've Invested your hard earned dollars In quality tl-fl components and It's only fair that you St the h!-S perf onaance that you paid for, both now and for yr to coo. EXTRA PROTECTION STEREO with SECURITY: Stereo with security. All hi-fi components are backed by the manufacturers warranty. That's only fair; your investment deserves protection. But at Woofer & Tweeter we offer EXTRA assurance with our FREE extended service agreement that reflects our philosophy of guaranteed customer satisfaction. For example, all of our major brand home hi fl speakers carry a FREE 5 year extended warranty! Come by for full details on this unique warranty. FREE DELIVERY: When you buy from us, we won't send you home with a stack of boxes and a roll of speaker wire unless, of course, you prefer to do It yourself. After all. giving you rood service Includes making sure you unders tand everything about your equipment, including hooking it up. We'll deliver your system the same day you purchase It and sbeat you exactly how to hook it up and operate It. I ) .,-Jrl K A0 A My Personal Guarantee: Our entire staff Is dedicated to lvSsg you courteous and friendly service. If at any time w cool or fail to give you the service that you deserve. Iwemld per sonally like to know about It. I will do everyttiag possible to see to It that the problem Is rectified. Fad free to call oa me any tiste. We want and eppraciata your Business. Ed Jenkins. President Woofer & Tweeter f Quality Audio-Video Products 0 WtSTFNDOF FRANKLIN ST Va"lV rtualo"v,a0 . , ' outss ki BitTr HflCr Wh Products cro. irom rtonng.i fi.ii chapfl hili. rroauci nPr.hJ! .8-4695 286-1235 Come work at the 6DTM' The Daily Tar Heel needs copy editors, artists, cartoonists and photographers to work one or more nights a week. Anyone may apply for copy-desk work, and no experience is necessary, just a sin cere desire to work. Cartoonists and artists may apply to Jon Rich, Mark Murrell or Jim Hummel. Applicants should bring samples ol their work. Copy editors may apply to Beth Burrell or David Jarrett after 3 p.m. in TheDTH office in the Carolina Union. Photographers may apply to Scott Sharpe by attending a meeting at l p.m. Tuesday in The DTH office. 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