WELCOME HOMf LUMBEES!
ROBESON COUNTY, N.C.
PUBLISHED each THURSDAY
...A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE
THE CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE
Dedicated to the best in all of us
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 26
THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1976
WELCOME TO LUMBEE
Lumbee Homecoming is an annual generations to continue to walk forward
event sponsored by Lumbee Regional proudly and independently as Indian
Development Association. It provides people,
an opportunity for Indian people to
come together from all walks of life to Our past is fruitful and rewarding in
celebrate a heritage that each of us are many ways and I feel that it provides a
proud of and to reunite ourselves as One stepping stone to a more productive
people. The theme for this year is future for each of us. With this thought
“Looking Back While Walking For- in mind. 1 challenge each of you to give
ward” which is a challenge to each of us of yourselves as your ancestors did in
to take time in our lives to learn about order that Lumbee Homecoming ’76
the contributions of our ancestors and might be the greatest and most
pay tribute to the path paved before us memorable homecoming yet.
that we might walk forward as a proud
andprogressive people. If we under With Aspiration,
stand and appreciate our history, then Kenneth Maynor
we have a better concept of ourselves Executive Director, LRDA
and our heritage enabling our future
LUMBEE HOMECOMING 1976
SCHEDULE OF MAIN EVENTS
Miss Lumbee Pageant .June 30,1976-8:00 p.m.
Pembrake State University
Performing Arts Center
Strike ot the Wind Juiy 1 -8:00 p.m.
Riverside Country Club
Little Miss Lumbee Pageant July 2,1976
6:00 p.m., Pembroke Stote University Moore
Awards Banquet July 2,1976-8:00 p.m.
Pembroke Joycee Club House
Porade JulyO, 1976-10:00o.m.
Reid Activities Juiy 3,1976-Afternoon
Robeson indionHistoricoiTour ... .Juiy 2,1976
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Juiy 3, 1976-1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
(Deporture: LRDA Annex)
GospeiSing July 4,1976
Strike At The Wind Amphitheotre
Pow-Wow . .July 2 & 3,1976-8:00-11:00 p.m.
Pembroke Senior High School Football Reid
Reception July 3,1976 -12:00 noon
LRDA Annex Building
Registrotion .. .June 30,1976-9:00-5:00 p.m.
July 1 & 2 - 9:00-5:00 p.m.
July 3, 1976 - 9:00-10:00 a.m.
LRDA Annex Building
Creotive Writing Exhibit .June 30, July 1,2,3-2:00
LRDA Annex Building
SPONSORED BY LUMBEE
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
PART OF LUMBEE
MISS LUMDEE PAGEANT
8 P.M. JUNE 00, 1976
PSU Performing Arts Center
The highlight of Lumbee Homecoming is the MISS LUMBEE
BEAUTY PAGEANT-the showcose of Lumbee Pulchritude.
Here they ore: The lovely Indies who will be vying for the
title "Miss Lumbee 1976." Who do you think will win?
AAs. Myra Lynn Moynor Arts. Glenda Sue Collins
Sarah Kay Lucas
Ms. Andrea Kaye
Ms. Susan Carol Revels Linda Gail Locklear
Arts. Wando Jone
Are you ready for some good old
fashioned gospel singing? Come to the
amphitheatre (Riverside Country Club-
site of Strike at the Wind) on July 4.
1976 beginning at 6:00 til 9:00 p.m. In
the event that we have bad weather
conditions, the gospel sing will be held
in the Pembroke Elementary School
Included among the groups are The
SCott Sisters, The McNeill Trio, The
Sampson Brothers, The Jacobs Sisters,
The Plainsmen, The Whitehill Gospel
Singers, Felix Deal and Family and
Admission is $1.00 for adults. Chil
dren under 12 are admitted free.
Proceeds will go to Strike at the Wind.
COMMISSIONERS TO PAY LEGAL
FEES IN DOUBLE VOTE SUIT
The county commissioners voted
Monday night to do what the judge told
them to do, but..first they are going to
defer payment until they find out what
the state board of elections is going to
Judge Algernon L. Butler, Eastern
District Court, ruled last week that the
plaintiffs lawyers were entitled to legal
fees of $6,540 for their successful
breaking of the evil and nefarious
practice of double voting in Robeson
County school board elections.
The assessment was against Robeson
County and the state board of elections.
There was talk at Monday’s meeting
that the state board of elections is
discussing appealing the matter to the
U. S. Supreme Court.
Said one disgruntled Indian observer,
“Wonder who in the H-"Will pay for
COMMISSIONERS DENY REQUEST
FOR FOOD STAMP OITICE
Despite a personal appeal by
Lumbee Regional Development Associ
ation, Inc. Executive Director,
Kenneth R. Maynor, the county com
missioners on a 4-1 vote denied a
request for a satellite food stamp office
inPembroke inferring that “if one
satellite station is approved, we’ll open
CLARENCE CUMMINGS FAMILY
A reunion for the Clarence Cum
mings family will be held at the
Cummings residence, Route 3, Maxton
on July 4. Lunch will be served at 12:30
p.m. and everyone is encouraged to
bring a covered dish.
WAYNE A. COX GRADUATES
FROM GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY
Wayne A. Cox graduated from
Golden Gate University. San Francisco,
California, June 5. 1976. The Class of
1976 was the largest graduating class in
the history of the university, cosisting of
497 students who received under
graduate degrees and 1,093 graduate
degree reepients. Degrees were award
ed by Dr. Otto W. Butz, President of
Golden Gate University. The commencti
ment address was delivered by Jerome
W. Hull, chairman of the Board of
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co.
Cox is maitied to the forn-,er Libb’-
Lowry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Johnnie Lowry of Route 2, Pembroke.
MAYNOR-SANDERSON FAMILIES TO
REUNITE JULY 3
A reunion of the families of Tommy
Sanderson and Steve Maynor is set for.
July 3, 1976 at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Jeffery Maynor from 12:00 p.m.
until. If you have not been contacted
yet, please call one of the following;
Indian Commissioner Herman Georgia Ray Maynor Oxendine at
Dial made a motion to approve the 521-4679; Mrs, Zette Sanderson Samp-
station, but the motion died from the son at 521-2617; Mrs. Dorothy Locklear
lack of a second. 521-4270; or Mrs. Magnolia
Oxendine Griffith at 521-9638.
George Reed Pate made a substitute
motion to deny the satellite station. The
motion carried 4-1 with only Dial voting
against it. Red Springs Commissioner
Bobby Dean Locklear did not attend the
Maynor informed the commissioners
that the office would be funded by
federal monies and would not cost the
county anything or obligate the county
to establish other offices.
Since the proposed satellite station is
part of a federal proposal, the food
stamp office could still be approve
despite the objections of the county
REUNION SET FOR PSHS CLASS
Any member of the Class of 1961 of
Pembroke Senior High School who has
not been informed of the class reunion
should call Steve Jones immediately at
521-2170. The reunion is set for July 3.
ROBIN GARY CUMMINGS MAKES
UNCE DEANS LIST
Robin Gary Cummings, son of Rev.
and Mrs. Simeon Cummings of Raleigh.
NC has made the Dean’s List at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. To make the Dean’s List, a student
must earn a 3.2 grade average on the
4.0 scale (A=4. B = 3. etc.) while taking
15 or more letter grade hours of credit,
or a 3.5 average while taking at least 12
but less than 15 letter grade hours.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERS SALUTE
Robeson County Public Library
offers a salute to Strike at the Wind with
a photography exibition by Dudley
Jennings of Lumberton featuring por
traits of several Strike at the Wind cast
The exhioition opens Tuesday even
ing. July 29. 7:30-9:30 in the library
auditorium. It will continue Wednesday
June 30 through Saturday, July 3, 9:30-
1:30 ajid 4 to 6.The public is cordially
invited to attend. There is no admission
Rehearsal for the Little Miss Lumbee
Pageant was held on Tuesday, June 22.
at 2 p.m. at the LRDA Annex Building.
Twenty eight little girls between the
ages of 4 and 6 were getting ready for
the Pageant. This was the third
The Little Miss Lumbee Pageant will
be on Friday, July 2, 1976 at 6 p.m. in
Moore Hall Auditorium on the Pem
broke State University campus.
Little Miss Lumbee 1975, Loria
Dennen Freeman, was presented 'a
sterling silver necklace at rehearsal.
The inscription of the necklace read
“Little Miss Lumbee 1975.” Loria is the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bow
man Freeman of Route 1, Pembroke.
The necklace was presented by Mrs.
Patricia B. Locklear, chairperson for the
Little Miss Lumbee Pageant.
Welton Locklear has filed for
the Fairmont Board of Education.
He is a veteran of World War II
and served with the 1915th
Aviation Engineers. While serving
in the Army he was stationed on
the Island of Okinawa. In 1945,
he received an honorable discha^e
from the United States Armed
Forces. After his discharge from
the Army, Locklear worked for
the Engineering Division at Fort
Bragg. Later, he worked at Caro
lina Power and Light Company
for EBSCO, Inc.
For the past 25 years , Locklear
has been self-employed and owns
and manages his land clearing
company. Also he has been a
farmer for many years. He is a life
long resident of Robeson County.
He has been a resident of Fair
mont for 30 years and attends
Cedar Grove Baptist Church. For
many years he has been active
in many civic activities in Fair
He is married and the father of