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PEMBROKE-Pembroke State Univers
ity and UNC-Charlotte will offer gradu
ate study programs on the PSU campus
beginning in September in (I) Early
Childhood Education (k-3); (2) Interme
diate Education (4-9); (3) School Admin
istration; and (4) Elementary Education
Supervision, it has been announced by
Chancellor English E. Jones of Pem
broke State University.
The programs, which are cooperatively
sponsored by PSU and UNC-Charlotte,
will be initially offered by UNC-
Charlotte on the PSU campus and will
be carried on by PSU after PSU’s
request to establish its own graduate
study, program in Education has been
approved by the Board of Governors of
the University of North Carolina.
Although four programs are offered,
there will be only three charter groups
with those specializing in School
Administration and Elementary Educa-
tion Supervision having class meetings
Persons embarking on the program
can complete work on their Master’s
Degree in less than two years, says Dr.
Daniel E. Todd, Jr., PSU Dean of
Academic Affairs for Programs and
One course (three semester hours) will
be available to each of the groups in the
fall and one course available to each
group in the spring. However, plans are
that 12 semester hours will be offered
during the summer. A total of 30
semester hours is needed to qualify for
a Master’s Degree.
■*We hope to have 25-30 in each
charter group,” says Dr. Todd. The
preliminary deadline for registration is
Aug. 9. Final registration will be
Thursday. Sept. 2. beginning at 6:30
p.m. at Pembroke State University.”
Classes are tentatively scheduled to
start meeting a week later.
The students and their professor will
determine finally the most convenient"
time for them to meet—in the evening or
on Saturday morning.
Classes in the fall will meet for
approximately 15 times and conclude in
December. Classes in the spring will
begin in January and conclude in May.
A big plus for the program is the fact
that Pembroke State University’s new
$1.3 million classroom building is
expected to be completed by the fall
semester. That modem structure is
where PSU’s classes in both the
undergraduate and graduate Education
programs will meet.
Dr. Todd said that 166 applications for
the graduate programs have already
been requested. ‘‘It will be very
beneficial to be a part of these charter
groups,” he said. ‘‘Eligible students
will be admitted on a first-come,
first-serve basis.”
Course offerings will be limited to one
section of HDL 600-Explorations in
Human Potential (Philosophical and
Psychological Foundations of Educa
tion) for each of three groups in the fall
semester; and one section of HDL
620-Curriculum Theory for each of the
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three groups in the spring semester.
Among the admissions requirements is
an acceptable score on the aptitude
portion of the Graduate Record Exami
nation or the Miller Analogies Test.
Those wishing to take the Miller
Analogies Test may do so any Thursday
at 3 p.m. at the Testing Center on the
PSU campus. Dr. Ray Von Beatty of
PSU will administer it.
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Those seeking more information on the
program may contact the Graduate
Studies Office at PSU. The telephone is
Area Code 919, 521-4214, Ext. 271.
‘‘Students beginning now in the
program and taking full advantage of its
offerings during the academic year and
in the summer should finish the
program by July of ’78,” Dr. Todd
Mrs. Nora
Lee Hardin
Nears 76th
The Robeson County Democratic Party
is sponsoring a Bicentennial Rally
tonight (Thursday) at the Jaycee
Fairground in Lumberton. The fair
ground is located on N.C. Highway 41,
Fairmont Road.
Keynote speaker will be James A.
Graham, North Carolina Commissioner
of Agriculture.
Said Dr. E.B. Turner, county chair
man, ”1 hope all Democrats will come
out and make Commissioner Graham
feel at home. Also, I hope everyone will
come out and meet the candidates for
elective office August 17 primaries and
the general election in November.”
Meet the Candidates will be from 4 to 6
p.m. Chicken and bar b que dinner will
follow at a cost of $5.00 per plate.
The grand finale will be the Demo
cratic Bi-Centennial Rally scheduled at
7:30 p.m.
Ciiapel. In the fall of ’72 she enrolled
PSU as a full-time student, only to stop
temporarily the next spring because of
the illness of her mother.
Mrs. Oxendine completed work toward
her B.A. degree last December, but had
to wait until May to walk down the aisle
for the annual commencement exer
cises at PSU’s new Performing Arts
Very personable and with a sunshine
smile, Mrs. Oxendine admits today
there were times ‘‘1 felt I had the world
on my shoulders,” but quickly adds,
“Tve always loved education.” She is
glad a Mormon missionary in the
Pembroke area prompted her to return
to school.
While at PSU, she had the satisfaction
of making the Dean’s List; but says she
has found her greatest joy in working
with the underprivileged through the
Church and Community Center. She is a
case worker at the Center along with
being an apprentice tutor trainer until
she earns her official certificate in
In these two capacities, she: (1) tutors
a 45-and a 26-year-old women; (2)
teaches high school youngsters to tutor
others; (3) as a case worker, helps
people obtain food stamps, medical help
and scholarships for their children; and
performs countless other duties where
she is needed. One is helping in
assembling 6,000 pounds of clothing to
send to the destitute overseas. Another
is providing assistance here ;tq ‘‘those
who are down and oat.”
Her mother, Marbell Smith, died of Helping the needy is a watchword of
cancer in March of Her father, the Oxendine family. Her husband,
Martin Luther Smith, suffered a fatal Alonzo, is an ordained Methodist
stroke in March of ’74. And October a minister who is pastor of a small rural
year ago, she lost her father-in-law, church about 17 miles from Pembroke:
A cordial invitation to the public is
extended to attend the “Candidates
Night" program which will be held on
Tuesday. August 3 at the LRDA Annex
Building in Pembroke at 7:00 p.m. This
event is sponsored by the LRDA
Educational Advisory Committee.
Those who are invited guests include
the candidates for the Robeson County
Board of Education. Board of Commis
sioners. the state legislature, district
judgeship-, and county register of
deeds. Most of the candidates have
been contacted and have agreed to
attend this program.
Mrs. Carol Ozendlne
by Gene Warren
PEMBROKE--This bicentennial year
has been one of achievement, despite
moments of anguish, for 34-year-old
Mrs. Carol Smith Oxendine who
received her B.A. degree in sociology
from Pembroke State University in May
and will earn a certificate for training
tutors at the Robeson County Church
and Community Center in August.
The wife of Alonzo Oxendine of the
PSU maintenance staff, she attained her
educational milestones despite the
trauma of losing both of het parents
plus her father-in-UM, all during the
past three years.
Lockey Oxendine. t*’® Shoe Heel Methodist Church. It has
40 members in Sunday School and 12
During all of this turmoil, she has church members. Alonzo teaches the
managed to be a homemaker and raise teen-agers in Sunday School before
It s the Outdoor
Drama Season!
Strike at the Wind! Is featured In the
July issue of Carolina Country Maga
zine published by the North Carolina
Electric Membership Corporation. Re-
printed below Is the article:
Strike at the Wind!
The legendary Henry Berry Lowrie and the
Lumbee Indians ride again this summer in
Randolph Umberger's Strike at the Wind!
Lowrie and his followers were among the
Lumbees who hid out among the massive
swamplands of-Robeson County to escape being
used as forced labor by the Confederate Army.
The Confederacy was unwilling to trust them as
soldiers and unjustly put them to work building
batteries and making salt along the coast. They
Roaming Robeson County from 1864 to 1874,
the Lowrie band was a thorn in the side of local
authority. Outfoxing local officials time after time,
Lowrie’s fame grew until even the young outlaw
Jesse James adopted his name.
In one famous incident, Lowrie boarded a train
as it pulled out of the station, waving to the sheriff
standing in the center of town. The sheriff jumped
aboard the train, and then, looking out of a
window, saw Lowrie riding toward town, waving
and smiling.
The $12,000 bounty on Lowrie’s head was never
collected. He mysteriously disappeared into the
swamplands of Robeson County never to be seen
again. Whatever his fate, his actions prompted the
North Carolina legislature to extend voting rights
to all people, bringing national attention to the
plight of the Lumbee Indians.
In addition to adventure, there's singing,
dancing and romance in this family drama. It will
presented every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
at 8:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Amphitheatre
Riverside Country Club, Pembroke, N.C., through
August 14. Ticket information may be obtained by
writing; "Strike at the Wind!,’’ P.O, Box 1059,
Pembroke, N.C. 28372.
An avid reader of THE CAROLINA
INDIAN VOICE, Mrs. Nora Lee Hardin
of the Saddletree community near
LnmberUm, Is pictured above as she
nears her seventy-sixth birthday on
Angust 2.
Mrs. Hardin, a widow and Ilfe-tlme
resident of Robeson County still
walks five miles one way to Lumberton
to buy her groceries.
She attends Ten Mile Center Baptist
Church where she teaches Sunday
her three children-Bryan. 16; Allen. 13;
and Denise. 12.
Mrs. Oxendine dropped out of high
school in the 11th grade at the age of 17
to marry Alonzo Oxendine.
Always eager to complete her edu
cation, she earned her high school
preaching the sermon. Carol teaches
the fourth through sixth graders in
Sunday School.
This church started as a mission. The
Oxendine family are regular members
at Union Chapel Methodist Church.
“It is all the same thing-working with
diploma through Robeson Technical those who need help,” points out Carol.
Institute in ’70, taking RTl classes “It is an in-born thing with us, helping
which were held at Pembroke Junior those who need a helping hand, treating
High School. people as Christ would treat them.”
In the fall of ’71, she decided to By improving her education. Carol can
embark on college work, taking night be of greater service. She realizes this
classes through Pembroke State Uni- every day as she goes to her job at the
versity’s Continuing Education Division Church and Community Center--and on
and supplementing the family income Sundays in helping her husband at the
by being a teacher’s aide at Union small rural church.
More Accolades for
Pembroke Magazine
Ed O'Herron
To Visit
Sam Ragan, editor-publisher of The
Wlot in Southern Pines and winner of
this year’s Roanoke Island Historical
Association’s Morrison Award for his
contribution to the arts of the state,
is the latest to applaud “Pembroke
Magazine No. 7.”
In his column, “Southern Accent,”
Ragan says: “We cannot recall a North
Carolina magazine of more significance,
interest and size than the current
Pembroke Magazine.
“It’s No. 7 in the series launched at
Pembroke State University by Norman
Macleod, who by dedication, know
ledge, insight and hard work has
steadily moved this literary publication
into the front ranks of American
“The 372 pages of Pembroke maga
zine 7 is an impressive work, not just for
its size but for the quality of its
Ragan served as secretary of the state
Department of Art, Culture and History
(now the Department of Cultural
Resources) when it was created in 1972.
He has also served as chairman of the
N.C. Arts Council and is a former
trustee of the N.C. School of the Arts.
Cost of the magazine is $3. and 1.500
have been printed. The magazine may
be ordered bv writing Norman Maclood
or the Book Store, Pembroke State
University, Pembroke. N.C. 28372.
On Tuesday, the sixth of July 1976, the
Native American Studies Co-ordinator
of Lumbee Indian Education of LRDA
conducted a tour of Robeson County’s
Indian Historical sites for Dr. Larry
Keeter's Urban Sociology graduate
class at Pembroke State University.
There were approximately 23 people
that took part in the tour.
The sites toured were the Native
American Library at LRDA Annex, The
site of the First Croatan Indian Normal
School, Henderson Oxendinc’s grave
(He was a member of the Lowrie Band),
Prospect Methodist Church (this is the
largest Native American church in
membership in North America). Rhoda
Strong Lowrie’s grave (Heniy Berry’s
wife). Henry Berry’s Home and grave
sites of Henry Berry’s father (Allen),
brother (William) afd mother (Mary).
Any interested pers(ms. classes or
groups (hat would like (o take this tour,
please contact Henry W. Oxendine at
the I RDA Annex Building.
Ed O'Herron. Democratic candidate
for Governor will be making a campaign
stop in Pembroke today, according to
Hector McLean, local coiYrdinator for
the O'Herron Campaign.
O’Herron is expected to visit in the
parking lot of Village Shopping Center
in front of Lumbee Bank. Woods Family
Center and Piggly Wiggly.
Said McLean, “1 hope everyone will
eomc out and meet Ed O’Herron, take
his measure and consider him for
governor come election time.”
Mr. George Wood. Democratic candi
date for governor will be arriving at
Maxion Airport Thursday. July 29 at
.1:.10 p.m.
He will be in Pembroke at 10:30
on Friday, .liily ,10. The University,
Town Hall, and Downtown area will be
stops. He will be leaving Pembroke
aroiihd 11:4.'^ T.m
An informal reception will be held
prior to the program. The
suggested format for the program
consists of a panel discussion of issues
(educational and others) pertinent to the
upcoming Democratic primary election
in August.
If vou have anv questions, vou mav
call 521-2401 or 521-9761.
The Pembroke Jaycees held their
annual family picnic on Wednesday
afternoon, July 14. Jaycees and their
family members were on hand for the
occasion and all enjoyed good food and
fellowship, especially the kids.
Special guests af the picnic were
Linda Gail Locklear, the lovely Miss
Lumbee 1976, Mrs. Florence Ransom,
her chaperone, and our Mayor, the
Honorable Reggie Strickland and his
Jaycees Furnie Lambert and Oceanus
“Shorty” Lowry chaired the affair and
are to be commended for coordinating a
very successful afternoon.
The Native American Library in the
LRDA Annex Building will begin this
year’s storytelling on August the 18th
and the 25th on Wednesdays at 3:00
p.m. for one hour.
The purpose of storytelling is to help
Indian children of Robeson County to
understand who they are and to learn
more about themselves as Native
Americans. The children will hear some
music by Narive Americans and learn
some songs.
This special hour is for children in
Robeson between the ages of pre-school
and second grades. All Indian children
of this age group are invited. If you are
wondering about a price--don’t worry-it
is free.
The Media Specialist. Shirlean C.
Hunt, will begin her regular storytelling
in September at the three Lumbee
Longhouse Learning Centers.
Alan Lineberger, a 6-foot-2. 185-
pound left hander who was a Moores-
ville High School pitcher once struck out
all 21 batters he faced in hurling a
perfect seven-inning game, has signed
a baseball grant-in- aid with PSU.
Following a 12-0 record in his senior
year at the Class 3-A high school.
Linneberger went on to become a
standout at Mitchell Junior College in
State-svillc, compiling records of 9-0 and
h-.l. In his freshman 9-0 season, he
hurled 54 consecutive innings without
allowing an earned run. He finished the
season with an 0.30 earned run average.
the New York Yankees’ Syracuse farm
team in the International League Triple
A Club and has already hit a home run.
Locklear, who was traded by the San
Diego Padres to the Yankee Organiza
tion, reported last Saturday, July 17,
and telephoned his mother, MRs.
Cathern Locklear, to tell her of his
“Gene also called me Thursday
night, July 22. He told me he is doing
real well and in fact, had already hit a
home run,” said Mrs. Locklear, a
widow who liveson some farm land a
few miles from Pembroke.
“He said he thought he’d like it, but
said he expected to be called up
sometime soon by the Yankees,” said
Mrs. Locklear.
Locklear, who led San Diego in hitting
with a .321 average last year and has
paced two minor leagues in batting, was
skeptical about reporting at first. But
the more he thought about the
opportunity of wearing the Yankees’
famed pin stripes later in the» season if
the New York team reaches the
American league playoffs and World
Series prompted him to stick with
professional baseball.
He is an artist of outstanding ability
and has sold paintings all over the
nation. He has several paintings on
f -hib' 'atPSU where he practices
bas-'- i each spring before reporting to
proiessional camp.
PSU began its first Wrestling
School and Camp Monday through
Saturday, July 26-31 with Southeastern
North Carolina Wrestlers from 10
through 18 years of age taking part
along with their coaches. ,
“We decided to stjn this camp
because there has been a good demand
for it,” said Mike Olson. PSU’s three
time NAIA District 29 Wrestling Coach
of the Year, who recently led the United
States NAIA all- star team to Japan and
“Look at the growth of wrestling in
this area.” pointed out Olson. “Nine
junior high schools in Fayetteville
started wrestling last year. So did
Pembroke Senior High. And Lumberton
High has had wrestling for three
He says he chose PSU “because 1 feel
Coach Harold Ellen (Braves' baseball
coach) is one of the best coaches in the
Lineberger is also rejoining his old
battery mate at Mitchell Junior College-
Maxey Such, who was the regular PSU
catcher last season. “Such has told me
how much he has enjoyed playing
baseball for Pembroke,” said Lindber-
Gene Locklear. Lumbee Indian
outfield from Pcmbn'kr. has reported to
Wrestling is a sport that has simply
caught on. says Olson, because athletes
of alt sizes can compete.
Assisting Olson at teh camp is Ken
Shelton, head wrestling coach of the
Citadel who will lecture July 29. and B.
D. LaPrad. former Wisconsin All-
American and coach of Irmo High
School in Columbia. SC who lectured
July 28.
Helping too is Bob Hudkins, former
PSU wrestling All- American who is
wrestling coach at South View High in
Hope Mills.
Assistant camp director is Steve
laPrad, an All- American on the present
PSU squad, plus teammates Billy Starks
adn Marty Collinson.
WJSK radio station of Lumberton
has made arrangements with PSU to
broadcast 18 PSU basketball games-- 10
on the road and 8 at home-during the
1976-77 season beginning with the
UNC-Asheville Tournament on Thanks
giving week end Nov. 26-27. WJSK
will also broadcast the District 29
tournament if PSU is a participant.
WJSK will also have interviews
during the week in promoting the PSU
games. The WJSK Broadcast schedule
is as follows: Nov. 26-27- UNC-Ash^-
viile Tournament: Dec. 3-4- Campbell
Tip-Off Tournament at Fayetteville’s
Cumberland Arena; Jan.,3-4- Pembroke
Invitational: 10--Catawba; 13--at Camp
bell: 17--UNC-Wilmington: 24-at Ca
tawba: 26--Coastal Carolinas; 29- At
lantic Christian (homecoming): 31--Fay
otteville State. Feb. 2- at Francis
Marion; 5--at St. Atidrews: 10—at UNC-
Wilmington; I4-Fayetteville State at
Fayetteville’s Cumberland Arena; 21-
Campbell. Feb. 28--March 2- NAIA
District 29 Tournament.

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