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I v^^Lumt 4 NUMUER 34 PEMBROKE. N.C. THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1976
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Indians Capfure Voting
Majority on County
The new political game in town is
named “Waiting on Pembroke,” Pem
broke was the last precinct to report in
balloting Tuesday. They reported at
approximately 6 a.m. Wednesday mor
ning. The radio broadcasters groused
and one said, apparently in a fit of
pique, “Seemingly Pembroke is inscri
bing its ballots in mortar and sending
them to Lumberton via donkey back...”
Later the same broadcaster, who was
unidentified said, “Well. weTl go ahead
and give the totals...the figures should
not change appreciably. We're not
going to wait on a few straggleis.”
Either the radio broadcaster was
crazy or simply new to the area. Waiting
for Pembroke made all the difference in
the world. Before Pembroke’s totals
were announced, the Robeson County
School Board race showed incumbant
Shirley Britt leading the ticket and
a possible three whites, three Blacks
and three Indians on the top of the
electoral list. It was not to be.
When Pembroke’s totals were an
nounced, the school board tally was
shuffled considerably. Adding Pem
broke’s totals, Ralph Hunt, formerly a
principal at Fairgrove School, was
sitting atop the list. Britt had fell to
third and two Blacks and a white were
nudged out of the top nine slots. The
new totals showed 6 Indians, 2 whites
and 1 Black on the list of nine.
Leading the ticket with an unofficial
3655 was Ralph Hunt. Tommy D. Swett
was second with 3589. Following in
positions of 3-9 were Shirely Britt 3314;
Sim Oxendine 3249; Harbert Moore
3043; Lillian Faye Locklear 2986; Bob
Mangum 2958; Laymon Poe Locklear
2986; David Green 2855. Said one
punster, “What a difference a precinct
TOMMY D. SWm*
SHIRLEY P. BRITT
SIMEON OXENDINE L. HARBERT MOORf
ROBERT (BOB) MANGUM
DAVID R. GREEN
Dr. Gerald Maynor named
Development Director at PS IT
Chancellor Jones described Dr. May-
nor’s responsibilities as follows: “(l)To
create a favorable climate within
■R ' " which the University can operate more
easily; (2 !) to create a climate that will
_ encourage the University’s public to
support it financially; (3) to coordinate
and supervise all fund- raising activities
of the University; (5) to administer and
t ^ V supervise all public information, pro-
3!, V / motion, placement and public affairs
fe, A activities of the University: and (6) to
coordinate all institutional grant propo-
sals and institutional research.
Dr. Maynor. 42, earned his B. A. in
Social Studies at PSU in 1959, his M. A.
in Guidance and Counseling at Appala
chian State University in 1966 and his
doctorate in Educational Administration
at the University of Miami in 1974.
Dr. Gerald Maynor
Pembroke- Dr. Gerald D. Maynor, who
has been a member of the Pembroke
State University faculty for three years,
has been named the university’s
Director of Development and Public
Affairs effective immediately, it was
announced by PSU Chancellor English
Dr. Maynor is being promoted from
his previous duties as Director of
Student Teaching, a post he had held
since January, 1975.
In his new capacity. Dr. Maynor
reports directly to the Chancellor and is
over the multiple areas of Publications,
Alumni Affairs. News Bureau, Resouce
Department, Institutional Research,
Federal Grants and Placement.
While at the University of Miami, Dr.
Maynor was recipient of an American
Indian Scholarship and also a grant
from the National Leadership Training
In announcing Dr. Maynor’s appoint
ment. Chancellor Jones praised parti
cularly Maynor’s ability to work with
people. “This position is absolutely
necessary as our university continues to
grow, and it requires a person with a
doctorate,” said Dr. Jones.
Dr. Maynor is a member of the N. C.
Association of Educators, the American
Personnel and Guidance Association
and the N. C. Personnel and Guidance
He is married to the former Annie
Ruth Lowery of Pembroke, which is also
his hometown. They have five children:
Wanda, 24; Gerald, Jr., 19: Myra, 17;
Ramona, 15; and Gina, 13.
Probably the one with h tJie most
interest, besides the school board race,
was the corker between Laurinburg
attorney Craig Ellis and Pembroke
attorney, Henry W. Oxendine. Oxen
dine was attempting to become the first
mlnoriO'judge in the district in the race
for the newly created judgeship in the
16th jndicial district, comprised of
Scotland and Robeson County.
Apathy and Scotland County com
bined to defeat Oxendine. The minor
ities did not go to the polls with less
than 40% of the registered voters going
to the polls to cast their ballots.
Ellis swamped Oxendine in Scotland
County 2533 to 808 and Oxendine never
recovered. Oxendine carried Robeson
County 8726 to 7610 but it was not
enough to overtake the overwhelming
Scotland County vote and in spite of a
whopping 954 to 104 vote margin in
Pembroke early Wednesday morning,
Ellis held on to win the overall balloting
10,143 to 9,535.
Said a cynical Indian, “Henry was not
the only one to lose. All of us lost by
staying home. Even with an additional
700 voters in Pembroke and Smiths
precincts Henry Ward could have won
handily. We will have to live with that
one for a long time.”
Luther (Bill) Herndon won easily over
two Indian challengers in the St. Pauls
District. Herndon polled with 1,367
votes. Trailing badly was Jimmy
Hammonds with 706 votes and Aileen
Holmes with tt>0.
In the other two commissioner dis
tricts. the two incumbant commission
ers were turned out summarily.
In the Rowland District, incumbant
George Reed Pate trailed eventual
winner J.W. Hnnt and second place
finisher Thomas D. McCallum. Hunt led
with 628 votes. Trailin were McCallum
with 617 and Pate with 584. Mrs. Vera
Lowry polled 323. Hunt did not poll arM
outright majority and McCallum is
eligible to ask for a runoff.
In the Fairmont District, incumbant
Carl Britt was bested by Thomas S.
Jones 876 to Britt’s 703. Trailing in the
race were Milton T. Jordan with 286 and
Willie D. Floyd with 286.
A run off is possible between Jones
REGISTER OF DEEDS
In the Register of Deeds race,
incnmbant D.G. Klnlaw held on to win
over his two challengers, Earl Mussel-
white and Indian, James B. Locklear.
The totals were Kinalw, 7,217; Mussel-
white, 5,079; and Locklear, 3,971.
Musselwhite has indicated that he will
ask for a run off in the race.
6TH ANNUAL MISS N.C. TEENAGER
The 6th Annual Miss North Caro
lina Teen-ager Pageant, the Official
State Finals to the Miss National Teen
ager Pageant, will be held at Raleigh
Memorial Auditorium, March 12, 1977.
Contestants will be housed at the
Holiday Inn Downtown in Raleigh
March 11-13. The winner will receive
$500 cash, an all expense trip to the
national Pageant and other prizes.
The reigning Miss North Carolina
Teen-ager is Angela Adams of Greens
boro. Former state winners are Lori
Turner of Fayetteville, Brenda Hollo
way of Lenoir, Monta Macke of Hickory
and Teresa Rivera of Havelock.
FAIRMONT aXY SCHOOL
Miss National Teen-ager 1977 is
Kellie Thompson of Bountiful, Utah and
her prizes include a Pontiac Trans-Am,
Minorities were closed out, blanked Scholarship, 52,000 perso-
in the race tor three seats on the appearance contract, Broyhill Bed-
Fairmont City School Board.
Two Indians, Welton Locklear, and
Julish Ray Hunt and Black, Landa
Gaddy were unable to poll enough votes
to claim any of the three seats up for
Winning the three seats were James
R. OUver, 1,012; Kenneth Hardin.
1,036; and Robert H. Hnghes with
1,061. Finishing out the balloting were
Welton Locklear with 643; Landa Gaddy
with 959 and Hunt with 394.
BEER, WWE SALES VOTED EV
IN RED SPRINGS AND FAIRMONT
Pembroke might lose some of its
glitter as the new beer capitol of the
county. Red Springs and Fairmont
voters approved the sale of beer and
wine. Red Springs approved the mea
sure by a vote of 754 for and 469
against. Fairmont approved it by a vote
New Prospect Acteens traveled to
the Riverside Country Club in Pem
broke for their annual picnic.
They enjoyed a nice lunch of fried
chicken, potato salad, tossed salad,
baked beans, cake squares and punch.
After their lunch, the Acteens
participated in many games and races.
They were accompanied by their
leaders, Mrs. Madie Rae Locklear and
M. Stanley Gene Clark.
Jim Hnnt won the gubernatorial race
with a smashing 53.25% of the vote
against four challengers. Hunt won the
balloting with a clear majority and
avoided a runoff.
He won against George Wood, Ed
O’Herron, Tom Strickland and Andy
Howard Lee and Jimmy Green will
square off in the Lt. Governor’s race.
Lee, a Black, surprised almost all the
experts by leading the field of eight. Lee
garnered with more than 152,000 votes.
Green captured 143,146 votes. Green is
asking for a runn off. Lee polled a solid
4,943 votes in Robeson County.
Thad Enre, the incumbant secretary of
state barely edged his youthful chal
lenger George Breeze with 53% of the
votes cast. Robeson carried Breece by a
margin of 8,378 to Eure’s 6,700.
Henry Bridges won in the State
Aoditor Race although challenger Lil
lian Woo i polled enough votes to insist
on a run off.
Another run off is likely in the state
commissioner race between winner,
incumbant John Ingram and challenger
Joseph E. Johnson.
Also incumbant Craig Phillips beat
back his challenger Ben Currin easily
outpolHng him in Robeson 9,459 to
5,133 in the Saperintendent of Public
In the state treasnrer’s race, Harlan
Boyles won over his nearest challenger
Lane Brown handily outpolHng him in
Robeson County by some 2,000 votes
7,632 to 5,652.
John Brooks led the balloting for
Commissioner of Labor. He outpolied
Jessie Ray Scott in Robeson County
6.023 to 4,426.
THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
In the Repobllcan Primary, Repub
licans only challenged in a number of
In the Governor’s race, David Flaher
ty won state-wide and in Robeson
County but tantalizingly was short of an
outright majority. State-wide Flaherty
polled 49.97% of the votes cast. He was'
29 votes short of an outright majority.
Coy Privette was his nearest competitor
with 37,473 votes. Flaherty’s vote total
In Robeson County he polled 231
votes. Privette was able to muster only
58 votes in Robeson County.
In the Lt. Governor’s race, Bill Hiatt
won by a slim margin over Odell Payne
both state-wide and in Robeson County.
Hiatt gathered 217 votes in Robeson.
A.T. Spaulding, Jr. will be the
Republican challenger to the venerable
Thad Eure in the race for the secretary
of state position.
In the state treasurer’s race, George
McLeod was leading J. Howard Coble.
In Robeson County, McLeod led 185-
Taxation was approved for the
Deep Branch Fire District during
Tuesday’s balloting by a wide margin of
165 in favor of as opposed to 51 against.
Voters living within the fire district
cast ballots in favor of additional
taxation which is not to exceed 15 cents
on the $100 valuation of property.
The fire district tax will provide fire
protection (and lower insurance rates)
to residents within the specific district.
.. .To all those candidates who won.
Better luck next time to those who
We exhort our readers, aitew, to
come out and vote in November fbr the
candidate of your choice.
room Suite, and extensive travel.
the pageant is open to all girls 13-17
years of age. Judging is based on
Scholastic Achievement- leadership;
poise-personality, and beauty. Contes
tants must recite a 100 word speech on
the Pageant Theme, What’s Right
About America. There is no swimsuit or
Applications and further information
may be obtained by writing Mrs. R. C.
Forrest, State Director, P. O. Box
10162, Charleston. SC 29411 or by
RTI DEANS LIST
AND PRESIDENTS LIST
Thirty-three students are on the
President’s List and 52 students are on
the Dean’s List at Robeson Technical
Institute, as released from the office of
Student Services, foi work completed in
the Summer quarter. To make the
President’s List, a student must carry a
full load and make all "A’s.” To make
the Dean’s List, a student must make no
less than “b’s” and carry a full load of
The students on the President’s List
from the Pembroke area are: Clifford
M. Harris, Automotice Mechanics;
Glenda J. Hunt, Patricia A. Barton,
Doris F. Brayboy, Cosmetology.
The students on the Dean’s List from
the Pembroke area are: James C.
Jacobs, Automotive Mechanics; Ronald
Dial, Machinist; Kenneth R. Oxendine,
Small Gasoline Engine.
More than 600 County officals from
throughout the State, along with top
State officials and “surviving” political
candidates for Statewide office, conver
ge on Pinehurst today, August 19 for
the 69th Annul Conference of the North
Carolina Association of County Com
NCACC President James Warren,
Chairman .of the Lincoln County Board
of Commissioners, announced that Dan
Lynch of Douglas County, Nebraska,
President of the National Association of
Counties will be an honored guest at the
Conference, along with Governor Hols-
houser andother top State officials.
Pre-registration indicates that at least
82 counties will be represented at the
session, highest number in the memory
of anyone on the present staff,
according to Executive Director John T.
At the session, Sam R. Noble.
Chairman of the Robeson County Board
of Commissioners, is expected to
succeed Warren as President of the
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Appalachian State University con
ferred some 886 degrees recently
during the university’s 77th summer
Commencement. The degrees were
awarded by ASU Chancellor Dr. Her
bert W. Wey.
Graduate degrees, including the
Master of Arts, Master of Science,
Certificate of Advanced Study. Science
Specialist and Education Specialist,
were conferred to students.
Those receiving degrees in the
Pembroke area were: Larry Trent
Brooks of Pembroke, MAFB in school
administration; Joyce S. Cox of Pem
broke, MA-FB in guidance and counse
ling; Carlee Cummings of Maxton.
MA-FB in school administration; Wood
row Dial of Pembroke; Carla Ophelia
Hammond of Pembroke, MA-FB in
early childhood education; Grady C.
Harris of Pembroke, MA-FB in school
administration; Janice Jacobs of Pem
broke, MA-FB in intermediate educa
tion; Maitland Hunt of Fairmont,
MA-FB in intermediate education;
Wanda Ivey Jackson of Pembroke,
MA-FB in guidance and counseling.
Doris Oxendine Jones of Lumberton.
MA-FB in intermediate education;
Donald Locklear of Pembroke. MA-FB‘
in guidance and counseling; Emma Lee
Locklear of Maxton, MA-FB in guidance
and counseling; Josehus Locklear of
Rowland, MA-FB in guidance and
counseling; Adam Warren Love of
Pembroke, MA-FB in school admini
stration; Jo Ann Lowery of Pembroke,
MA-FB in guidance and counseling;
Earlena Chavis Lowry of Pembroke,
MA-FB in reading education; Vera
Locklear Malcolm of Pembroke, MA-FB
in reading education; Charles Alton
Maynor of Pembroke, MA-FB in school
administration; Roy Willie Maynor, Jr.
of Pembroke, MA-FB in school admini
stration; Jerry C. Oxendine of
Pembroke, MA-FB in school admini
stration; Mable H. Revels of Lumbet-
ton, MA-FB ‘m sc''ool administration;
James E. Sampson of Pembroke.
MA-FB in school administration; Ancil
M. Sanderson, Jr. of Pembroke, MA-FB
in schooi administration; Betty”Horne
Thomas of Maxton, MA-FB in early
DISPUTED nCURES IN
BD. OF EDUCATION BALLOTING
As always happens in frantic
balloting, especially during the heat of
the battle, figures change and news
media and broadcast media are notori
ous for producing varying figures.
It was no different in Tuesday’s
primary election. WTSB and The
Carolina Indian Voice came up with
figures showing the candidates in the
school board race finishing in the
following order with their vote totals:
Ralph Hunt, 3,655; Tommy D. Swett.
3,589; Shirley Britt, 3,314; Sim Oxen
dine. 3,249; L. Harbert Moore, 3. 043;
Lijlian Faye Locklear, 2,986; Bob
Mangum. 2,958; Laymon Poe Locklear,
2, 928; and David Green, 2 , 855.
WAGR and The Robesonian produc
ed figures varying slightly, but with the
same candidates. Their figures were as
follows: Ralph Hunt. 3, 666; Tommy D.
Swett, 3. 591; Shirley Britt. 3, 500; Bob
angiim, 3, 275; Sim Oxendine, 3. 254;
Lillian Faye Locklear. 2. 928; Laymon P.
Locklear. 2, 928; David Green, 2, 872;
and L. Harbert Moore, 2, 850.
Candidates are not knocking down
the doors of the media establishment
because the varying figures did not
disturb the top nine finishers, except in
the place of finish. For instance, Moore
is the number 5 vote getter in the first
stated version and is number nine in the
The length of term of the candidates
will not be determined until the
November run off when the top five vote
getters will receivfe four year terms and
the low four will receive two year terms.
Carnell Locklear, the lone Republican
in the race, has a chance of bumping
one of the nine on the ballot and the
demos will watch him with a wary eye.
Also media will, more than likely, be
more careful in tabulating their vote
totals in the general election because
that one is for all the marbles. After all
night balloting, officials at the elections
board took Wednesday off. as Ray
Revels. Chairman said, “to catch up on
our sleep.” There was no way to verify
the vote count. More exact figures will
be available in next week’s issue as well
as a breakdown of how voters cast their
ballots in each of the 39 precincts in
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