ROBESON COUNTY, N.C.
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THE CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE
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RODESON COUNTY DOARD
OF EDUCATION DAUOTING
DAVID R. GREEN
According to comments we have
heard, the balloting for the Robeson
County Board of Education will capture
the most attention August 17, 1976. For
the first time in history, double voting
will not be a factor in electing the
membership of the Robeson County
Board of Education.
There are 18 candidates running for
the Board of Education. 17 Democrats
and one Republican. The Republican,
Camell Locklear, is not listed on the
ballot because he is running without
Republican opposition. He is the only
Republican running for the Board of
There are 9 seats up for grabs, the top
five vote getters will receive four year
terms and the next four high vote
getters will receive two year terms
although the exact makeup of the board
will not be determined until it is seen
whether a run off will be necessary and
after the general election in November
when Carnell Locklear will have an
opportunity to bump one of the nine.
There are 4 whites running- Shirley
Britt, E. B. Morton, Jr., Morris Britt
and Rev. Bob Mangum. Shirley Britt
and Rev. Bob Mangum are incumbants.
There are 4 Blacks running- Thurman
'inderson. Rev. Charles McDowell,
David Green and. J. p. Lassane.
Thurman Anderson is an incumbant.
A run off is likely between Herndon and
one of the Indian challengers.
Incumbant Carl Britt, a white, is
challenged by three whites- Willie D.
Floyd, Thomas S. Jones and Milton T.
Red Springs Commissioner Bobby
Dean Locklear was not challenged and
is assured of reelection.
There are 10 Indians running- L.
Harbert Moore, Tommy D. Swett,
Simeon Oxendine, Gladys S. Pierce,
Laymon P. Locklear, Ruby L. Ham
monds, Ralph Hunt, Bernard Lowry,
Lillian Faye Locklear, and Carnell
Locklear who will not appear on the
ballot until November. Moore and
Oxendine are incumbants.
UP FOR GRABS TOO
Campaigning also has been fierce
in the St. Pauls. Fairmont, and Rowland
THE ROWLAND DISTRICT
Incumbant Commissioner George
Reed Pate is being challenged by Mrs.
Vera Lowry, Thomas McCallum and J.
W. Hunt. The outcome is too complicat
ed to call with Pate, a whtie, being
challenged by two Indians, Mrs. Lowry
and Hunt, and a Black, Thomas
McCallum. It promises to be oneof the
most uncertain and interesting races
THE ST. PAULS DISTRICT
Incumbant appointee Bill Herndon
is challenged by two Indians- Mrs.
Ailene Holmes and Jimmy Hammonds.
Henry W. Oxendine, a Pembroke
attorney and member of the N. C.
House of Representatives, is making a
concerted effort to become the only
minority judge in the 16th judicial
Oxendine, an Indian, and Craig Ellis,
a Laurinburg attorney, are vying for the
newly created judgeship. Oxendine,
seemingly, is the favorite as he has
proved himself an effective campaigner
in the past, having led the balloting in
the 1974 elections for the House of
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Incumbants Joy J. Johnson, David
Parnell and newcomer, Horace Locklear
are assured of election in November
since they were not contested. The
House of Representatives will consist of
a white- Parnell; a Black, Joy J.
Johnson; and an Indian- Horace Lock
There are also spirited races for the
register of deeds, the Fairmont City
School Board, an election for taxation in
the Deep Branch Fire District, and a
beer referendum in Red Springs. All
promise to be interesting and fiercely
Also the Democratic and Republican
races for governor and other council of
state positions are being contested. (See
Jim Hunt seems to be the favorite
in the Democratic Primary although
political talk is that he will not receive a
majority and a run off will be called for
by his challengers.
In the Republican Primary, David
Flaherty seems to be the outright
It promises to be one of the most
interesting races in history. The Caro
lina Indian Voice encourages everyone
to vote their convictions on August 17.
J. F. LESSANE
CHARLES 0. McDowell ruby l. hammonds
L. HARBERT MOORE
E. B. MORTON, JR.
MORRIS L. BRITT
SHIRLEY P. BRITT THURMAN ANDERSON
MARY LEE GOINS IN ACTION
At the 710 Prospect- Pembroke
Junction there is always a hive of
activity. Here friends come to eat, buy
gas, have their hair cut and styled, and
many come just to sit around and chat
with friends. At this location is Bayside
Station. Bayside Station is flanked on
the right by Rudy’s Restaurant, a very
popular eating establishment in the
area. To this “home away from home”
folks come to enjoy Rudy’s home
cooking as well as be entertained by his
expert piano playing. Joining Rudy’s
Restaurant is Prospect Beauty Shop
where ladies come county-wide to have
their hair done in the latest styles and
meet friends. Here they discuss an
assortment of topics, many times even
politics.., .especially, on the county
level. This progressive business
is owned and operated by Jeannette
Oxendine. Next door to the Beauty Shop
is Woods’ Barber Shop which is widely
popular because of its convenient
evening hours. Woods’ Barber Shop is
owned and operated by Herbert Woods.
Presiding over this busy “center” of
activity is one of the most active “senior
citizen” in the county--Mrs. Mary Lee
Goins. Mrs. Goins is owner of Bayside
Station and its additional businesses.
The ever active Mrs. Goins retired
from teaching in the public school
system in 1972. However, her “retire
ment years” are spent in bustling
around helping others. In addition to
her duties at the station, she has- been
a very active 4-H Leader and remains
the'4-H Leader in the Prospect
Community. She teaches Adult Basic
Education for the Robeson County
Mrs. Mary Lee Goins and
momentos of^a life in service.
Church and Community Center. Her
services are on a strictly volunteer
basis. Recently the Center received
unexpected funding which gave them
needed monies to compensate their
ABE tutors. Among those to be
compensated was Mrs. Goins who
refused payment and deferred the check
back to the center to be used where
need. She did not check to see how
much money had been offered her. Also
on her endless agenda of activity
are three days a week, three hours a day
which is set aside for tutoring local
school children. This tutoring is done in
the ever available station. This is
another of her volunteer projects. She
seemingly has never been interested in
the monetary gains of teaching. She
considers herself well-paid when one of
her ABE students masters reading, or
when one of her young students
suddenly grasps the fundamentals of a
math problem, etc. A great deal of time,
love and dedication has been given by
this “Lady” of the Prospect community.
In taking with “Miss Mary Lee” as
she is affectionately called by those who
know her. it is easy to see why she
chose teaching as her life’s work. She
loves children and belives. as do I, that
this should be a basic requirement for
entering the teaching profession. “1
guess 1 thought too much of my
students,” she said. “Seems like I
would just get my heart and soul tied up
in them. I just loved all of them and
wanted them to do good.”
Many times during our interview she
was caught up in those precious
memories of her teaching days. She
recalled vividly having 105 first graders
in 1931 when she began her career at
Prospect School. “The children would
be lined up on the stairway. There were
so many of them, 1 couldn’t see-them
all.” When asked how she taugh^uch a
large group, she replied.” I woura take
them in groups. Back then we only had
one book- the blue speller. I took them
in groups and taught one group at a
time, It was difficult, but I enjoyed
every minute of it. They were as anxious
to learn as 1 was to teach. So everything
worked out wonderfully.”
After leaving Prospect School. Mrs.
Goins began teaching at Antiocn
School. Mr. Kinlaw Jacobs was prind-
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Leland A. Majel and Linda Locklear
Majel of Pechanga Indian Reservation,
California, announce the birth of their
first child, a daughter, Ushla Majel
(name means Wild Rose Dove). Ushia
was bom July 8, 1976 at 3:37 p,m. at
Palomar Hospital; Escendido, Calif.
She weighed 8 lbs. and 3 ounces and
was 20 '/j inches long.
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 19
The regular August meeting of the
Robeson County Board of Education has
been postponed from the 'regular
meeting date of August 10, 1976 until
Thursday, August 19, 1976 at 4:00
o’clock p.m. at the Robeson County
Board of Education Building.
REV. D.F. LOWRY APPOINTED
CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR FOR
Hector MacLean, campaign coordi
nator for Ed O’Herron Campaign for
Governor, announced today that the
Rev. D.F. Lowry has been appointed
campaign coordinator for senior citi
zens. The announcement was made at a
special breakfast. The Rev. Lowry is
only 97 years old.
V.F.W. LADIES AUXILIARY
The Pembroke V.F.W. Ladies Auxil-
liary held its regular monthly meeting,
Monday Night. August 10, 1976 ai 7-.30
p.m. at V.P.W. Post tocated on tt\e
Union Chapel Road in Pembroke.
Mrs. Daisy Demery, the President,
presided over the meeting.
At the present time the auxilliary is
looking new members. If you think that
you would like to join the V.F.W. Ladies
Auxilliary and that you may be eligible
you may call Mrs. Demery at 521-4388.
ANNUAL CRAFT AND HOBBY FAffi
SPONSORED BY ROBESON COUNTY
The Robeson County Public Library is
sponsoring its annual Hobby and Craft
Fair for grades 1-12 on August 18-21.
Anyone in this age group may enter up
to three examples of any handicraft that
has been completed during the sum
mer. There will be a Best in Show
Award presented. First and second
place awards will be given to each of the
following grade levels: 1-3, 4-6, 7-12.
All entries will be on display in the
library August 18-21. There will be no
charge for either entering the fair or
viewing it. All entries must be in before
August 18. This fair is open to the
public. For further information contact
Mrs. Judi Wilkins at the Robeson
County Public Library 738-4859;
POPCORN PARTY AT
On Friday, August 13 from 1-5:30
there will be a Popcorn Party at the
Robeson County Public Library. Mov
ies such as
SUCH AS “JT.” “Clown,” “Se
cretariat,” and many more will be
shown throughout the afternoon. Pop
corn and soft drinks will be served.
Everyone who attends will receive a
prize and will also have a chance to win
one of several door prizes. This party is
free and open to the public.
LUMBEE INDIAN EDUCATION
INDIAN DANCING CLASSES
Lumbee Indian Education of Lumbee
Regional Development Association in
conjunction with the Pembroke Housing
Authority will be sponsoring Indian
Dancing classes at Maynor Manor
Community Building each Wednesday
Night from 7:30 until 9:00 for the next
ten weeks for Indian students between 8
and 12 years old.
Field trips will also be taken by those
students involved with the classes as
well. The students will also be asked to
have permission slips signed by their
parents in order to be able to take the
The instructor for this program will he
Harold G. Dial and The Hawk Claw
Any interested children may attend.
For further information call 521-3228 or
521-2401. Classes will begin Wednes
day. August 11th.
FAREWELL SINGING PLANNED
A farewell singing is scheduled for
Sunday night, August 15, 1976 at Sandy
Plains Methodist Church. Singing will
begin at 7:30, however, refreshments
will be served at 6:00 p.m.
The special singing will be the last
performance for the Plainsmen Quartet
for a while, lead singer Rudy Locklear
and bass player, Sam Wynn will be
going away to school. Sam will be going
to Asbury Theological School in Ken
tucky and Rudy will be going to
Memphis, Tenn. where he will study
Optometry at Southern College. Harold
Jacobs, pianist and tenor is now band
director in the Moore County School
Other singing groups are invited to
participate in the singing. And the
public is cordially invited to attend.
ROBESON COUNTY SCHOOLS TO
HOLD ORIENTATION AT PSU
For the second straight year
Robeson County Schools, which rank
22nd among the state’s 146 school
systems in number of children (13,600),
will hold their general orientation for
the 76-77 school year Thursday, Aug.
19, in the PSU Performing Arts Center.
Time of the meeting that day is from
8:00 a.m. until noon.
Chancellor English E. Jones of PSU
make available Its “beautiful new
facilities for this type of educational
endeavor. THis is another way fi
our university ij '
s of service to the area. ’
Approximately 675 persons from 25
Robeson County schools, all certified
school personnel, will be in attendance
at the meeting.
“We deeply appreciate the fine
attitude exhibited by PSU in its
willingness and desire to work with and
help meet the needs of our local school
system,” said Young H. Allen supt. of
Robeson County Schools.
Chairman of the county school
system’s committee in making detailed
arrangements for the meeting is Edison
McKoy, director of Robeson County
With the use of the ultra-modem, air-
conditioned Performing Arts Center
which has all-cushioned theatre- type
seats', Robeson County school personnel
will be briefed on basic policies prior to
kicking off their new school year Aug.
19. Children report for classes Aug. 30.
A luncheon for teachers new to the
Robeson County system will be held
August 18. It will be sponsored by the
Robeson County chapter of the N. C.
Association of Educators.
FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE
Influenza season is approaching.
This year it has been predicted that flu
will be worse than those we have had in
the last several years.
For this reason, the government is
producing a vaccine to help protect
people. The people who are over 65 or ill
with heart, lung, or other chronic
diseases are being advised particularly
to take this vaccine.
Check with your doctor or be on the
look out for announcements of public
health clinics in your area, where the
vaccine will be given during the months
of September and October.
The Carolina Indian Voice encour
ages everyone to exercise their hard
fought for right to vote on August 17.
1976.. We have no one to blame but
ourselves if we do not vote. Make a
difference! Cast your vote for the
candidates of your choice on August 17.
1976. See you at the polls.