ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. ACQUISITIONS DEPARTMENT UNO WILSON LIBRARY CHAPEL RIIR,, :c LV. . PUBLISHED each THURSDAY r ...A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE THE CAROLINA.INDIAN VOICE Dedicated to the best in all of us Dedicated To The Best Bln All Of Dedicated to the best in all of us J VOLUME 4 NUMDER 41 PEMBROKE. N.C. Thursday, October 14, 1976 -SCHOOL BOARD AVOIDS- RELEASE OF SAT SCORES Harbert Moore objects...“We have a problem, students are not passing the SAT and there is a reason.” The Robeson County Board of Education met Tuesday, Oct. 12, in regular session. Appearing before the board was Mr. Jimmy McVicker who presented grie vances concerning the removal of his child from Deep Branch School to Piney Grove School. Mr. McVicker questioned why he and several other families had been ‘‘singled out” to move their children from Deep Branch to Piney Grove. He wondered why all families residing in a certain school district were not made to send their children to the school in that district. He was also concerned that, according to him, certain families were singled out and a teacher was not asked to abide by the same rules. He questioned why after six years the board suddenly noticed that his children lived in the Piney Grove School District and had attended Deep Branch, bul this year the attendance men came and told him that they must go to Piney Grove. After some discussion, the board said that they would take steps to see that each school tried anew to enforce the attendance of children within their respective school districts. Much of the meeting was used to rehash a request by Mr. Harbert Moore at the September meeting. He asked for a list of students who had taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) accord ing to school and race. Mr. Moore again stated his concern that so many the wrong people....No way in the world 1 honestly believe, if the information was made public in a racial breakdown of SAT scores, that it would be understood by the people. I think it would be playing with dynamite.” but if the committee can show us just cause why the public doesn’t need to know, we’ll consider it.” To which Moore replied, “Sometimes it takes dynamite to clear things. The people need to know. Some of us'll have pumpkins to stink, to get hurt...but let’s look at the end results. People are being literally left out, PSU last year said that they would not accept over 60 students who do not pass the SAT. Next year they will accept less. The general public needs to know, if it blows us apart, it’ll just have to blow us.We owe it to the people...” Mr. Coble concluded his speech by saying “It takes God 100 years to make an oak tree...takes him just one season to make a pumpkin Ail I’m asking is that we make oak trees and not just Mrs. Aileen Holmes reinforced Moo re’s comments by saying. “We owe it to the general public as to why our kids are failing the SAT. Common sense tells me that when 2 or 3 students pass out of 40-50 students, something is wrong.” During the heat of the discussion Mr. 1. J. Williams said, “I want to make it known that I take no part in SAT scores being made public and embarrassing the child, no matter where he comes from.” At which point Mr. Moore responded, “Who do you think has been embar rassed all along?” And Mrs. Holmes followed up with, “We’re so far behind now we’re Dr. Thompson was asked why he felt it would cause problems if the public were made aware of SAT scores by race and by school. Said he, “my guidance counselor said that culturaly environ ment adversely affects SAT scores....it would be difficult for individuals to understand that cultural environment affects the score. Print for people who cannot understand them, then you have problems.” Said Moore, “the question is what can we do to help the boys and girls. This business is public business. We owe it to the public to let them know.” And the board moved on to routine matters. There was a report on the CETA program: progress report on planning for Pembroke Elementary School: report on the occupational education center; new report cards were shown to the board for approval. This 'Miss Ruby' remembered os one who loves children & books During the few months at Prospect she recalled making a trip to Raleigh to buy a projector to be used in her classroom. Carlee Lowry was principal at Prospect at the time. After leaving Prospect School, Miss Ruby went to Boone, NC and began work on her Master’s Degree. In 1954 she received her Master’s Degree in Library Science, after which she return ed to Pembroke High School as the librarian. She remained in that capacity until illness forced her retirement in 1972. When asked why she became a librarian, she replied, simply. “I love books.” For those of us who cherish memories of Pembroke High School, this statement reinforced what we already knew. She not only loved books, but she instilled the importance of books into all students who came into contact with her. She believes that if a child can read and comprehend what he reads, he has the key to success. This beliel and her love for books, coupled with her sincere concern and dedication (people ( and pi aces 1 and th ings Mrs. Ruby C. Dial BY CONNEE BRAYBOY For the thousands of students who year report cards will be^^sent home Passed through the hallowed halls enabled her to place books in every every nine weeks instead of every six Pembroke Senior High School until home. She was solely responsible for minority students were unable to pass receiving lEA funds. Had we not been weeks. There i scale. also ; the SAT. Said he, “We have a problem. Students are not passing the SAT and there is a reason. ” Appearing were Dr. Vernon Ray Thompson, principal of Pembroke Sen- or High School and Mr.-W.D. Coble, principal of Rowland High School, who began by explaining what the SAT was originally. Shortly, after speaking, it was apparent that they were definitely not in favor of releasing the results of those scores to the public. Much discussion followed, led mostly be Harbert Moore, board member from the Prospect area. In response to one question concerning the benefit of releasing the scores to the public, Mr. Coble replied, It would be “very dangerous information in the hands of behind, we would not be receiving a half of a million dollars in Indian Education Act monies.” By and by, Rev. Bob Mangum suggested that the board appoint a committee of three persons from the board and three persons from the high schools, etc. to meet and discuss the matter. He made into the form of a motion that the committee be appointed to make further study and report to the board. The motion carried unanimously. After this motion and more discussion Mr. Moore moved that his former motion stand and that the committee meet before the next board meeting. He moved that the score be presented to the board at the next board meeting. Said he, “this is not part of my motion, ‘110 In The Shade’ to be...“A Really fine show” PEMBROKE-“This is going to be a really fine show,’’ promises stage director Don Dalton in speaking of “110 In The Shade,” a musical which will be presented by the Pembroke State University Music and Communicative Arts department at 8 p.m. Oct. 21-23 in the PSU Performing Arts Center. Dalton says the cast brings a young freshness to the show that makes it entirely believable and appropriate. He adds that the previous experience gained by the cast as members of the PSU ‘‘Singers and Swingers” makes the young actors and actresses very adaptable to stage direction. The musical, which was written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, is adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “The Rainmaker,” by Richard Nash. The story takes place in a small drought-stricken town in the Southwest and tells of a fast-talking con-man or rainmaker--who appears with a promise of rain. The rainmaker changes the lives of several of the town’s citizens and learns a great deal about himself in the process. Musical director for the show is William Fritz, PSU assistant professor of music. The musical will include a 30-voice choir. “The Pembroke Jazz Ensemble popularly known as the “Swingers,” will be supplemented by a full string section and make use of the Performing Arts Center’s broadway- sized orchestra pit. Technical director and set director is Dick Smith, who is constructing an elaborate three-dimensional set. Playing the lead of Stanbuck, the rainmaker, is Ricky Lomax of China Grove, a music and physical education major at PSU who is a graduate of South Rowan High School. While there, he sang for vocal groups directed by Mrs. Francis Cowan. At PSU he is a member of the university choir and “Singers and Swingers.” The female lead of Lizzie Curry, an old maid who Starbiick convinces !« reallv i , beautiful, is Belinda Oxendine, a ’76 graduate of PSU with a Biology major. A native of Pembroke, Miss Oxendine plans to study Medical Technology. She has been a featured performer in past years with the PSU “Singers and Swingers.” Sheriff File is played by Mike Williams, a freshman music student majoring in percussion. He is from Spivey’s Corner where he graduated from Midway High School. Williams; has been active in band and church work. Lizzie’s father, H.C. Curry, is portray ed by Scott Baker, a ’73 graduate of PSU in Spanish who hails from Florence, S.C., where he was active in drama. He has played several lead roles in PSU productions, including “Pyg malion,” “The Me Nobody Knows” and “Of Mice and Men.” Other cast members include: Tommy Johnson, a senior Music Education major from Spring Lake who plays Jim Curry. Johnson has been active in choir, band and “Singers and Swingers.” His major area of study is piano. Susan Bullard, a sophomore Music major from Autryville who plays Snookie Updegraff. A voice major, she has been active in choir in both high school and college. Randy Hudson, a freshman Religion new grading 1972, there is one member of the faculty many students carrying books into who is always included in their homes where no books had been before, cherished memories- Mrs. Ruby C. She had an amazing ability to recall, it Drenna Jean Oxendine declined to Dial. This memory is especially dear to seemed to me, every book in the library, serve on the Pembroke Advisory those who were more talented or “less You just, told her what you were Council as she will be going away to fortunate financially. For those, Miss interested in and she would direct you school. Rev. Bob Mangum reported that Ruby ’ had a special love. It was to to the correct shelf without a second Brenda Brooks would be happy to serve, those who needed hermost that she was thought. Also she, according to Mangum, u’ost .-atod. Sheh«d affection and "would like a list of the present under,standing for ai/students, however She is well-fcnown as a hard-working members and officers, along with her heart went out especially to those sincere person who tried to help kids, notification to serve. who had a desire to accomplish and She would go into her pocketbook to lacked the available resources. help students financially. Many stu- The board authorized a clean up sale are indebted to her unselfishness, of some surplus materials. And accep- Serving Pembroke High School as She has bought numerous diplomas, ted nominations for Rowland Southside librarian for many years, Mrs. Ruby C. high school rings, and many other Advisory Council and Rowland High D'^1 became an “institution” of sorts, things high school students fee! are so Advisory Council. She was always willing to lend an ear, necessary to their education. as well as a helping hand. She touched Attorney I. Murchison Biggs inform- tbe lives of countless students because One example of her generosity is ed the board that they were under suit she cared. She provided for many Gene Locklear. Miss Ruby smiled softly by AppoloBuilders for final payment for tbemotivation necessary to continue recalling Gene as a high school youth, the cafeteria built at Parkton School, that upward climb toward higher She told of a day when he told her he education. Showing her concern rather wanted a glove to play bail. She bought than merely stating it, she has even him the first glove he ever owned, paid tuition fees for students to attend Gene, although now in the major Pembroke State College. leagues, has not forgotten the unselfish act of the lady librarian who took a r\ c r V. c T 1- She was the librarian, but more special interest in him and his special r. Eng is t. Jones, chancellor of jj^p^j^antly, she was a friend. She acted talents. At the Gene Locklear Banquet * e niverstty, invites the guidance counselor voluntarily dur- earlier in the year Gene expressed his public to an Open House' of the as librarian when appreciation to her. there were no official counselors. She offered individual direction and counse ling. advise, encouragement, and many times monetary contributions. ‘Open House’ renovated and refurbished CHANCEL LOR’S HOUSE ON THE PEMBROKE STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. The stately structure has undergone extensive remodeling and has been completely refurbished. Being chosen by the students as advisor because of her total dedication, “Miss Ruby” offered understanding and iove. She had, according to many students, a way of putting herself in the K,=.;n ■ A U r, j again . ^ students-understanding betng occupied by Dr. and Mrs. Jones. helping them to solve them with'inspiration, encoura- After occupying temporary quarters for a number of months, the renovated ‘Chancellor’s House’ Dr. and Mrs. Jones cordially invites everyone to come out Sunday afternoon and meet them in their new quarters. 'OI Reasonable ENDORSES Cornell Locklear Cameil is a good oP boy... O.K, I will admit it! OT Reasonable likes Carnell Locklear. That probably clouds my usual logical thinkin’. I just like the fella. He's a good of boy. Anyboy that can sing “In Tha’ Pines” and tap dance at the same time cain’t be all bad. And oT Carnell ain’t above his raisings neither. 01' Reasonable believes too that gement and love. She is the daughter of the late John Carter of Pembroke and Mrs. Rose Sampson Carter, now 91 years of age, who resides in Green Manor Rest Home in Parkton. She received her early schooling at Pembroke “Graded” School, Pembroke High School, and Pembroke Indian Normal School where she graduated in 1934. She began her teaching career at Pembroke “Graded” School in 1934-35 where she taught the fourth grade. She married Mr. A. G. Dial in 1933. And after her first year of teaching, she and her “new husband” travelled to Sampson County where she taught for one year at New Bethel School. During the next school year she did not teach as she was expecting and gave birth to her first child. In 1938 the Dials returned to their native Robeson County Philosophy major from Dunii who plays children where she began teaching at New Bethel ....... .... . ^ and nnt i-hnnop info a nnlitii'inn c„u._i . ., Noah Curry. He has been active in church music groups for the last six years. All tickets to the musical evening performance are $2. A special matinee for children is scheduled at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 with tickets for school-age children being 50 cents. Adults attending the matinee will pay the regular $2 price. Tickets may be obtained from any Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia member or from the box office. Telephone number for reservations and further information is 521-4214. Ext. 230. or 521-2951. and not change into a politician if’en we the people elected'em to office. 1. Reasonable Locklear, therefore, being of sound mind (most of the time) do hereby endorse my buddy. Carnell Locklear, for the Robeson County Board of Education. 01' Reasonable calls upon all his friends to cast your vote for Carnell Locklear, a man of the people. I always wuz comfortable with a fella who has cropped tobacco and picked cotton as Carnell has. He’s a good oI’ bov. School near Ashpole. After three years she taught at Fairmont Indian School, located in the city limits of Fairmont. In 1941 she came to Pembroke High School where she taught 8th grade and began her career as librarian. At the lime the school did not have a librarian and she became librarian in additicn lo her regular teaching duties. After several years at Pembroke, she taught half a year at Prospect School where she again taught fourth grade. She was out the first part of the year due to the birth of another child. In addition to the glove. Miss Ruby also bought art supplies for Gene as she encouraged him to paint. On the mantle of her home is still displayed a painting by Gene Locklear painted during his high school days. Needless to say, Gene Locklear was neither the first nor the last of Miss Ruby’s actions “above and beyond the call of duty.” Said she when asked about her innumerable ■ financial con tributions to any student in need. “-1 just couldn’t help it. If 1 had something and a child needed it, he got it. She spoke fondly of all the students she encoun tered during her career as librarian and teacher. Said she, “The most important thing about teaching is love. If a child is not loved, he can’t learn. 1 loved them all.” Indeed she amplifies love for all children. She has a special concern for the children who don’t have the material necessities, but have a desire to succeed. For these she offers moral support, inspiration, encouragement, love, understanding, and when neces sary. monetary assistance, exhibiting that she is a person who lives for others- the epitome of: “Not what I can get, but what I can gi.’C others.” For those students who have attended Pembroke High School since Miss Ruby’s retirement. 1 feel a kind of sadness knowing her like will not pass our way again. Mr. and Mrs. Dial have two surviving children, Ruth Dial Woods, who follows in her mother’s footsteps serving as media specialist at Fairgrove School; and Alan Dial who owns and operates Lumbee Drive Inn in Pembroke. The Dials lost two children during infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Dial live on West Third Street in Pembroke where Miss Ruby is Qiinfined due to her illness. She lives qiiiotiv now. but she has left a void at Pembroke High School which will never be filled. PEMBROKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & AGRICULTURE, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEET TONIGHT According to a reliable source, the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, Inc. will meet tonight (Thursday) at the Pembroke Town Hall. The meeting is reportedly scheduled for 7:30 p.m. As reported to us, the meeting is for the board of directors only. Supposedly, a topic of discussion will be a proposed membership drive whereby all business men, professional people, etc. will be actively encouraged to join the chamber of commerce. Hopefully, more substantive details will be available in the next issue of The Carolina Indian Voice. PEMBROKE TO BEGIN ENFORCEMENT OF LEASH LAW Pembroke town officials announced today that effective October 18 (Mon day), the town will begin actively enforcing the leash law recently enacted into law. A $5.00 fee will be charged for picking up a stray dog and a $3.00 fee per day will be charged until the county dog warden picks up the animal. A dog will not be considered “off leash” if the animal is on the owner’s property. TAK HEELS MAVL FAIRGROVE 45-6 The Fairgrove Bears fell victim to the Tar Heel Panthers Friday night 45-6. Mark Brisson ran for one touch down and threw for three more as Tar Heel overwhelmed Fairgrove in every phrase of the game. Fairgrove now falls to 0-4 in conferen ce play (the Cape Fear Conference) and will battle the Magnolia Trojans next Friday night. “GREAT GATS-B” CONFERENCE TO BE HELD OCT. 28-29 A “Great Gats-B” (Government As sistance to Small Business) Conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Motor Hotel on October 28-29. The conference will consist of seminars designed to assist small businesses in such areas as selling to the govern ment, financial assistance, marketing plans, exporting opportunities, busi ness and industrial loans, bid pre paration, counseling and economic development. Individual counseling booths will be set up to give “on-the-spot” advise and assistance. Registration is $20 before the con ference or $25 at the door. The registration includes all seminars, ex hibits. handout materials and two luncheons. Early registration is encouraged. For further information contact; “The Great Gats-B” 1401 Peachtree St. N.E., Room 300 Atlanta, Ga. 30309 404/526-3608 NEW CLUB ORGANIZED A new 4-H club was organized on Saturday, September 25, 1976 in the Smithtown area near Maxton, N.C. There were approximately twenty new 4-H'ers present at the first meeting. Miss Melber Lowery and Miss Brenda Locklear will provide the leadership for the new club. An educational program dealing with 4-H and its many activities was con ducted by Eddie Locklear, one of the 4-H Agents of Robeson County. Mr. Locklear explained the 4-H program with the aid of slides. The new members were given an opportunity to ask questions and take part in the program. After the meeting was adjourned, the 4-H'ers enjoyed a game of softball. REVIVAL BEGINS SUNDAY Revival begins at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Sunday. O'.'inbcr 17 through Friday. October 22 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Bob Mangum will be guest speaker each night. Special music will be provided nightly. The pastor, Rev. Dufrene Cummings extends a cordial invitation to the public to attend these services. BIGGS TO CHAIR JIMMY CARTER FOR PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN RALEIGH-Chalmers Biggs has been named to chair the Jimmy carter for President Campaign in Robeson Coun ty- Joel McCleary, Director of the Carter for President effort in North Carolina, announced in Raleigh Wednesday that Biggs would assume the leadership role in Robeson County. In a joint statement issued in Raleigh, McCleary and Biggs noted that the Carter/Mondale Campaign would be part of an overall democratic effort. “Our campaign theme is Democratic Unity in ’76,” according to the statement. “We intend to apply that theme in Robeson County.” “We want to elect democrats from the Courthouse to the White House,” according to the two. “We need to do so if we are to restore responsible and responsive government to Raleigh and to Washington.” McCleary noted, “We could not be more pleased that our campaign will have the help and support of Biggs and Rev. E.B. Turner, Robeson County Democratic Chairman.” The statement also noted that Biggs would be working closely with Joel Allen, Seventh District Coordinator for the Carter/Mondale campaign in North Carolina. BOOK PRESENTED TO GOVERNORS A Bruce Jones. Executive Director of the Commission of Indian Affairs along with Frank Emory of the Department of Urban Affairs, North Carolina State University, presented Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr. a copy of the book “Paths Toward Freedom” at a press conference on August 10, 1976. “Paths Toward Freedom” is an introduction to aspects of the contributions and cul tures of Native Americans and Blacks of North Carolina. The publishing of the book was made possible through a grant from the N.C. Bicentennial Commis sion and will be made available to all school and public libraries in North Carolina. The research, writing, and coordi nation of the Native American section is the result of the diligent efforts of Dr. Waltz Maynor and Louise Maynor. both of North Carolina Central University andMrs. Wynonia Jacobs with the State Economic Opportunity Office. For addi tional information contact Ms. Wyonia Jacobs at 829-2633. Other contributors to the book were Lumbee Indian Historian. Lew Barton, and State Man Power Specialist, Harold Deese. Haliwa Indian, Arnold Richard son. also contributed to the publication. WACCAMAW-SIOUAN POW WOW The Waccamaw-Siouan Indian Tribe of Bolton, N.C. will celebrate their annual powwow beginning at 6:00 p.m. October 15 through the evening of October 17th. The powwow will be held on the tribal grounds on state road 1740, four miles from Bolton. N.C. off highway 211. For additional information phone; 452-9997. Warrior of the Week Pembroke Senior High School’s War rior of the Week is .Chuck Canady. Canady is a senior and has started at the defensive cornerback position for the last two years. He played a very good defensive game in Friday night’s loss to West Columbus, possibly the best performance of the season. Chuck made numerous tackles, both unassisted and assisted.