ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. PUBLISHED each THURSDAY ^tGQW-iSITIONS DEPARTMENT UNO WILSON LIBRARY CHAPEL 'R.ILL. D Coil ...A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE THE CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE Dedicated to the best in ail of us PEMBROKE STATE, UNC-CHARLOHE ANNOUNCE COOPERATIVE GRADUATE PROGRAMS AT PSU Carol Oxendine uses nev/ educarional ochievemenrs ro help rhose in need 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 together. 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 Research. 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 Democroric Dicenrenniol Roily Tonighr 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. people and places | and things] 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 concluded. Mrs. Nora Lee Hardin Nears 76th Birthday 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 Center. 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 August. 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: CANDIDATES NIGHT PLANNED 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 retaliated. 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 School. 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 magazines. “The 372 pages of Pembroke maga zine 7 is an impressive work, not just for its size but for the quality of its contents.” 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. INDIAN HISTORICAL TOUR 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.” GEORGE WOOD TO VISIT AREA 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 a.in. 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. PEMBROKE JAYCEES HOLD ANNUAL PICNIC 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 family. Jaycees Furnie Lambert and Oceanus “Shorty” Lowry chaired the affair and are to be commended for coordinating a very successful afternoon. STORYTELLING TO BEGIN 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. HERALDED MOORSEVHLE LEFT HANDER SIGNS TO PLAY BASKETBALL AT PSU 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 decision. “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 WRESTLING CAMP UNDERWAY 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 Korea. “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 J\C.C '.UotJ 1 He says he chose PSU “because 1 feel Coach Harold Ellen (Braves' baseball coach) is one of the best coaches in the business.” 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- ger. GENE LOCKLEAR REPORTS TO SYRACUSE, QUICKLY HITS HOME RUN 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 TO BROADCAST PSU BASKETBALL GAMES 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.