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for The State Vol. 21 Issue 6, July 1953
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Ten miles from Siler City in western Chatham County, a strange story draws visitors to a cleared path in a perfect circle of trees on the property of L.R. Down. The story is that the Devil goes there to walk in circles as he thinks up new means of causing trouble for humanity. But there are additional legends relating to the area, including Indian tales of the lost colony of Roanoke.
A program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has taught 4,000 children to swim without a single pupil failing to pass. The Department of Physical Education and Athletics believe the swimming program teaches not only increased safety and proficiency, but also good citizenship and personal hygiene, and cooperation.
Lees-McRae College changes from an academic institution to a tourist vacation spot, Pinnacle Inn, in the summers. In co-operation with the North Carolina Hotel Association, Lees-McRae began the first two-year terminal education course in departmental hotel management offered in the state.