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ROBESON COUNTY, N.C.
CHAPEL HILL.RG -7; ; ;
PUBLISHED each THURSDAY
...A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE
THE CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE
Dedicated to the best
I VOLUME 4 NUMBER 38 PEMBROKE. N.C. THl
Dedicated to the best in all of us
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1976 ^'opy ;
R.D. LOCKLEAR OUSTED AS
PEMBROKE TOWN MANAGER
DISMISSED ON A 3-1 VOTE
From the beginning, Pembroke has
had problems switching over to the
Town Manager concept of town govern
ment. Seemingly, there were problems
in defining who was to do what and
when and how.
But the experiment ended last Monday
night (at least for the time being) when
the town council voted to terminate the
employment of R.D. Locklear, 111 as
Pembroke’s first town manager.
MILTON HUNT MADE THE MOTION
TO TERMINATE LOCKLEAR’S
After a long meeting in executive
session, the council re-opened the
meeting to the public. Some twenty
townspeople waited for the decision and
it came swiftly.
Councilman Milton Hunt made the
motion to “ask the town manager for his
immediate resignation. If he does not
tender it, then 1 ask the council to
terminate his employment effective
immediately.’’ (Locklear later resign
Sam Dial, who is serving his second
term on the council, made the second of
Said Councilman Lee Neville, before
voting, “Hey, there’s something
wrong. 1 just don’t know what it is but
Lumbee Indian History
Appearing Weekly in the
Carolina Indian Voice
By Lew Barton, noted Lumbee Indian Historian
It was announced in last week’s issue of The
Carolina Indian Voice that a history of the Lumbee
Indians entitled Up From Dust and Darkness and
written by Lew Barton, Lumbee Indian historian,
would appear in weekly installments in The Carolino
We are pleased to present the serial history to our
readers. We have had many requests for historical
information on the Lumbee Indians. So, here it is from
the pen of prolific and discerning Lew Barton, long
recognized as a noted historian of the Lumbee Indians.
His most recent book was entitled 'The Most Ironic
Story in American History, o Definitive History of
the Lumbee Indians.” For those interested in
learning about the Lumbee Indians, we commend Up
From Dust ond Darkness to you.
It is the history of the Lumbee Indians by a Lumbee
Indian who has lived and participated in much of the
history of his people.
Lew Barton is also my father. He taught me to love
books, my people, and myself.
Druce Dorton, Editor
THE CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE
See Page 7
i>ur town clerk has resigned and two of
our councilman have said that they are
going to resign if Locklear does not
resign. I can’t stand by and let the
elected council just be destroyed.’’
They voted. Voting to dismiss Locklear
were Hunt, Dial and Neville. Voting to
keep him was Councilman Monroe
Lowry, who was recently appointed to
fill the vacancy created when Fairley
Woodell resigned from the council.
The vote was the result of some
acriminous debate by the council and
the Pembroke citizenry.
It followed on the heels of a water and
sewer hike instituted by the council at
the recommendation of Locklear.
Some townspeople objected to the
increase in the water and sewer billj
contending that better management
could made do with the rates as they
were while others contended that the
townspeople were bing billed to sub
sidize public housing in Pembroke.
The fact of the matter is that, when the
new administration took office, they
were over drawn at the bank and facing
virtual bankruptcy. Still, as one towns
person put it, “They moved too fast for
us. The water and sewer hikes were too
much too soon. Maybe they should have
moved slower and involved the citizens
in the decision from the beginning or at
least have tried to get us used to it
before they raised the water and sewer
IN OTHER BUSINESS, PEMBROKE
COUNCIL GIVES RELIEF
ON SEWER RATES, ETC.
Councilman Milton Hunt presented a
survey he had prepared showing the
savings the town could expect to save
with CETA picking up the tab for some
of the town personnel for another 6
Said Hunt, “I am not saying Pembroke
does not have economical problems and
I am not saying that we didn’t need to
raise the water bills, but with projected
savings I believe we can give the towns
people some much needed relief by
going back to our Vi sewer rate.’’
The measure carried unanimously
although the council reaffirmed their
position that the reduciton in the sewer
bill did not apply to the institutional rate
users like PSU, etc.
The savings will add up to approxi
mately $1.75 on a minimum bill of $9.00
based on 2,000 gallons.
See more Town Hall
Meeting Page 9
Mr. Carnell Locklear has recently
been promoted to Field Representative
by the Office of Employment and
Training, Department of Administration
(NC) to cover the following counties;
Harnette, Moore, Richmond, Hoke,
Scotland, Robeson, Bladen, Columbus,
Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender,
Duplin, and Sampson. He is coordinat
ing job development and placement
activities within these counties to assist
Employment Security Commission in
making direct placements to meet
CETA placement goals to meet require
ments of the Atlanta Regional Office.
Mr. Locklear joined the Special
Services Section of the Office ot'Employ
ment and Training on July 10, and since
that time has made 65 placements
covering only a small part of his
territory. He has, in the opinion of the
OET office, done an especially out
standing job in serving the Pembroke
area in particular. “It is a credit to him
lo put forth SUCH citorts in long, hard
hours, putting his job first in additon to
appearing in the drama Strike at the
Wind each night,’’said office pcr-umne!. I
In addition to these he has
made 295 contacts with potential
employers and secured 87 job orders
from them. His efforts which affect the
economy of the general area have been
immeasurable. If his placements remain
on the job over a period of time, then
that will be considered in dollars
cents for raising the standards of those
who have secured employment through
“He needs a special vote of thanks
from the community for serving them in
such a dedicted way. We hope that he
will be allowed to continue indefinitely.
His kind is hard to find and we need all
we can get like him to serve mankind
and especially those in need,’’ the OET
Ricky Jones First
To Donate Blood
To Red Cross Bloodmobile
The Pembroke Recreation Commis
sion in their regualr meeting Thursday,
Sept. 16, adopted the project for
purchase of a pitching machine and
The Pembroke Kiwanis Club kicked
off the project with a $300 donation,
Anyone interested in contributing to
this worthwhile project for the youth of
Pembroke may contact Mr. Vernon
Oxendine, Chairman of the Commission
or Wade Hunt, Project Chairman.
PROSPECT DOWNS TH
Prospect’s Wildcats ripped Tar
Hell 20-8 in a Cape Fear Conference
foot ball game here Friday night.
Jeff Cummings accounted for two of
the Prospect scores on runs of 4 and 67
years. The other Cats score was on a
fumble recovery by Collins.
Prospect is now 2-1 overall and 1-1 in
the conference. They play at Magnolia
Friday Tar Heel is 2-1 overall and 1-1
in the league.
CHARLESTON WINS PSU
The College of Charleston, SC beat
Francis Marion of Florence, SC 3-0
Saturday for the championship of the
PSU Soccer Classic.
Kirk Kessler, Mark Ready and Dana
Rawl each kicked a goal in leading
Charleston to its third victory in four
starts. Francis Marion falls to 2-3.
PSU, now 1-1 captured the consola
tion game with a 2-0 victory over
Methodist College of Fayetteville.
Don Edwards and Carl Williams
figured in the Brave attack with a goal
Project Chairman Ricky Jones ipales as
Mrs. Eva Sampson takes his blood
pressure and prepares him for being the
Fust volunteer to give blood to the
American Red Cross’s Bloodmobile
Wednesday at the Pembroke Jaycee
Rotes Effective Oct. 1
Effective October 1, the price of
subscriptions to the Carolina Indian
Voice will be changed to the following:
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These changes are made necessary by
continuing increases in costs of all
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and postal rates. Newsprint has increas
ed more than 60% and postal rates
more than 100% since we began the
Carolina Indian Voice January 1973.
New and renewal subscriptions will be
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until the new rates take effect. Sub
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October 1, 1976.
This is our first price increase since we
began business in 1973. We regret that
the economy dictates our new sub
scription prices effective October 1. We
hope vou will continue to subscribe and
renew your subscriptions. We need you
very much. We promise anew to
dedicate ourselves to giving you an
interesting and news worthy news
BRUCE BARTON, Editor
The Carolina Indian Voice
to better familiarize the parents with the
school’s total programs and acquaint
the parents with staff personnel.
The school also plans to hold
sophomore parent night and junior
parent nights later in the school year.
Dates are to be announced.
LISTEN FOR WARRIOR FOOTBALL
ON WJSK RADIO
WJSK Radio is broadcastring the
football games featuring the Pembroke
High Warriors this year.
Game time each Friday is at 7:45 with
the pre-gram show. Bob Waters will
serve as play by play man. The games
are being brought to the local fans by
EVANS AND MUSSELLWHITE JOIN
Commissioner of Labor Avery Nye
today announced his campaign co-
chairmen for Robeson County. Frank
Evans of Fairmont and Fred Mussel-
white of Lumberton will head Nye's
efforts in his home county. Nye is
seeking a full term as Labor Commis
sioner in the November 2 General
The Pembroke Jaycees are sponsor
ing (he program and Mrs. Sampson,
campus nurse at Pembroke State
University, is oneof the many local
professional people taking part in the
program. More next week. [Bruce
PARKTON TIPS FAIRGROVE
Parkton collected its first football
victory of the season here Friday night
by defeating Fairgrove's Bears 18-6.
Hubie McMillan was almost a one
man reception committee for the Bears.
He scored two of the Bruins touch
downs.one on a 4 yard run and the other
on a 77 yard pass play from quarterback
Lanny Reeves. McMillan also accounted
for 161 of Parkton’s 191 yards through
the air with 6 receptions.
Terry Chappel scored Parkton’s third
touchdown on a 16 yard pass from
Reeves. Reeves, working with deadly
accuracy, connected on 10 of 21 passes
without an interception.
Fairgrove touchdown game on a
Defensive standouts for Parkton were
Dwain Murphy, Michael Parnell and
Michael Glenn. Orrum, now 1-2 plays at
MAGNOLIA LOSES TO BRUNSWICK
South Brunswick rolled with a
strong running game to beat the winless
Trojans of Magnolis 38-0 at Magnolia
Friday night. Terry Dawson led all
rushers with 175 yards, and Tonya
Kerns led all pass receivers with 6
catches for 68 yards.
Mrs. Hattie Hunt recently cele
brated her 48th birthday with her
friends, the Pembroke Senior Citizens
Club. Dinner and Fellowship were
enjoyed by all.
A special treat was a presentation of a
Fireman’s hat to Mrs. Hunt by Ray
Hunt. Pembroke’s Fire Chief. The
birthday celebration was held Sept. 14.
PSHS FETES SENIOR PARENTS
Pembroke Senior High School is
instituting a Senior Parent Night on
Sept. 27. The meeting which will begin
at 7:30 will be held in the school
The purpose of the meeting, accord
ing ' '‘ hn-ipal Dr. V. R. Thompson is
MISS LUMBEE MAKES
Ms. Linda Gail Locklear, Miss
Lumbee 1976. and Ms. Vlotence
Ransom, Chaperone, were guests at the
1977 Miss Wilmington Pageant held
Sept. 18. The pageant theme was The
American Dream. Ms. Susan Griffin.
Miss North Carolina, 1974, served as
Mistress of Ceremonies. Special guests
for this occasion included Ms. Dorothy
Benham, Miss America 1977.
PSU HOSTS CROSS COUNTRY MEET
PEMBROKE-A busy Saturday faces
Pembroke State University athletes in
cross country and soccer with the
harriers being host to the Pembroke
Invitational Cross Country Meet and the
soccer team playing at undefeated
A total of six teams are expected to
compete in the cross country meet to be
held over at the Riverside Country Club
golf course three miles west of
Pembroke at 11 a.m. St, Andrews.
Campbell. High Point, Johnson C.
Smith and St. Augustine will compete.
Pembroke, which has won the meet all
four years it has been held, last year
triumphed over a field that included in
the order of their finish: 2. Wake
Forest. 3. The Citadel. 4. Campbell. 5.
High Point. 6. Johnson C. Smith. 7. St.
Andrews, 8. USC-Spartanburg and 9.
Eberhart Bender, a Citadel freshman,
won individual honors a year ago. PSU
returnees who did best were James
Plummer in fifth place and Jeff Moody
This season the spotlight will be on
PSU’s freshman star from Australia.
Garry Henry, who was fourth last
weekend in the mammoth Stone Moun
tain Road Race near Atlanta.
Meanwhile, the Pembroke State soccer
team (1-1) journeys to Pfeiffer for a 7:30
p.m. match against the defending
champions of NAIA District 26. Pfeif
fer has already this season defeated St.
Andrews 10-0, UNC-Charlotte 8-0, N.C.
State 3-1, Atlantic Christian 4-1 and
Leading PSU will be Eric Ricioppo,
who was chosen NAIA District 29
“Soccer Player of the Week” and Bob
F(wler. Ricioppo. a left wing and
two-time alt-districy player, and Fowler,
all-district last season, are team co