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HOBESON COUNTY, N.C.
PUBLISHED each THURSDAY
‘CHAFLL BILL, .
..A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE
THE CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 42
Dedicated to the best in all of us
PEMBROKE. N.C. Thursday, October 21, 1976
PUBLIC HEARING HELD
SPONSORED BY PEMBROKE
BPW AND JAYCEES
Monday night’s meeting of the Pem
broke Town Council was preceded by a
public hearing concerning Pembroke’s
Home Rule. No one appeared against
the provision and it is expected to be
mandated into law at the next meeting
of the council.
The home rule provision, made earlier
in the year on motion by Councilman
Milton Hunt, will provide staggering
terms for the council.
Beginning with municipal elections
slated for November ’77, the two high
vote getters for town council will receive
four year terms. The next two high vote
getters will receive two year terms with
councilmen thereafter being elected to
four year terms. The measure, more
than anything else, will always provide
for experience on the council since two
councilmen will be up for re-election
every two years.
The mayor, under the provision of the
motion, will continue to serve two year
The board also announced that Radar
warning signs are now up and enforce
able. A child was recently struck at
Pembroke Elementary and complaints
have been registered concerning mo
torists speeding by the school during
the morning hours when children are
coming to school, in spite of the flashing
caution lights in place at the school
The council also announced that
meters are being installed at all
churches and religious organizations.
Henceforth, all will pay water and sewer
The odd tradition was uncovered by
the Concerned Water Consumers of
Pembroke when they hired Raeford
Attorney Phil Diehl to look into their
complaints centering around, as they
put it, excessive and inequitable water
and sewer rates.
The rest of the findings of Attorney
Diehl are presently being studied.
The board also discussed a proposal
for curbing and guttering Pine Street
with the lion’s share of their Powell Bill
monies. They decided to pursue esti
mates of projected costs, etc. before
officially undertaking the project al
though, considering the sentiment
expressed by the council, they plan to
curb and gutter Pine Street in the very
Mayor Reggie Strickland also brought
the council and on lookers up to date on
the town’s pursuit of EDA funds to
build a new municipal building. EDA
head Dale Jones recently visited the
town and visited possible sites with
town officials. The Economic Develop
ment Funds, according to town officials,
seem to be available if the mayor and
council find a suitable site and present a
proposal to the EDA state office.
I and thing
Rev. Calvin Morris
Addresses Church &
M. H. Vaughmii aoed hfs time to Said Vanghan, “I am concerned about
lambast Charlie Rose, his Democratic integrity In Congre8S..mora] leadership,
adversary for the congressional seat special interests. He gave Rose law
from the 7th Congressional District, marks In all three areas accnsing him of
Voting Time Again ot
Lumbee River E.M.C.
4 board of director slofs up for grabs
October 27 of PSU's Performing Arts
The annual meeting of Lumbed River
Electric Membership Corp. will be held
October 27, 1976 at Pembroke State
University’s Performing Arts Center.
Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the
general meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Besides the fun and games and
camaderie of the membership, the
highlight of the meeting is always the
voting for positions on the board of
directors of Lumbee River Electric
This year there are four seats up for
grabs on the 12 member board of
directors. The races shape up this race:
Howellsville and Saddletree.
A.F. HORNE VS WARD CLARK, JR.
A.F. Home, the incumbant, is opposed
by Ward Clark, Jr. Home, from Rt. 3,
Maxton, is presently serving as chair
man of the board if directors. Home, a
white, is a farmer and merchant. Home
has said that “I believe 1 have worked
well with the present membership and
board of directors. I have always
believed that LREMC is for all fhe
people and I have tried, to the best of
my ability to represent all the people.”
Clark, an Indian, is making his first try
for the board of directors. Clark is a
building contractor and developer of
Lumbee Shopping Center near Maxton.
Gark is also from Rt. 3, Maxton.
Dark says, ‘‘I believe we need a
businessman on the board of directors
of Lumbee River Electric Corp. It is
important that we try to keep un
necessary costs down. As a business
man who pays several thousand dollars
a year in electric bills, I know how
important it is to be businesslike about
Gark also believes there should be
more minority representation at the
administration level of Lumbee River
Electric Membership Corp.
Area 1 includes Maxton, AifordsviJie,
Thompson, Union and Rowland.
JAMES H. HAMMONDS [Unopposed]
James H. Hammonds, an Indian, is
unopposed in Area 5. Hammonds,
assistant principal at Magnolia School,
is presently serving as secretary on the
Lumbee River Electric membership
Corp. Board of Directors.
Area 5 includes Lumber Bridge,
Parkton, St. Pauls, EAst and West
ALTON V. DUDLEY VS.
Alton V. Dudley, a Black, is opposed
by W.B. McDiarmid, a white.
Dudley, from Rt. 2, Raeford, was the
second minority to ever he elected to the
board of directors of LREMC, following
Rev. Elias Rogers on the board. Dudley
is affiliated with Little Giant Conven
ience Store in a management position.
Dudley previously was elected to the
board by defeating McDiarmid.
Dudley has said ‘‘I am for the
consumer and minority representation
at every level at Lumbee River Electric
Membership Corp. The LREMC is, and
rightfully so, for all the people in our
consumer area. If elected, f promise you
that I will continue to work for all the
Area 6 represents all of Hoke County
and East 211.
The Pembroke Business and Profes
sional Women’s Club and the Pembroke
Jaycees co-hosted a Meet the Candi
date’s Night Tuesday night at the
Pembroke Jaycee Clubhouse.
Mrs. Grace Epps presided and
Jaycees Noah Woods and R. D. Locklear
introduced the candidates.
Special music was provided by Ms.
, Joan Miller, Artist in Residence at RTI
and Pembroke Mayor Reggie Strickland
welcomed the audience and candidates.
Appearing was M. H. Vaughan,
Republican candidate for the congres
sional seat from the 7th District. Also
appearing were Representatives Joy J.
Johnson and Horace Locklear. Out
going Representative Henry Ward
Oxendine appeared in behalf of John H.
Ingram, bidding for re-election as
insurance commissioner. Senator Lu
ther J. Britt also appeared and spoke in
behalf of Jimmy Green, candidate for
Other officials attending included
Robeson County Clerk of Court Ben
Floyd and Lumberton City School Board
members, Knox Bames and Herbie
Representatives also appeared . on
behalf of James B. Hunt, Democratic
candidate for Governor (Senator Glenn
Jerrigan from neighboring Cumberland
County appeared in his behalf); Asa T.
Spaulding, Repubi an candidate for
secretary of state, Henry Bridges,
Democratic candiSjtff for state auditor;
Harlan Boyles, Democratic candidate
for state treasurer; Craig Phillips.
Democratic candidate for Supt. of
Public Instruction; Jim Graham, Demo
cratic candidate for commissioner of
agriculture: and John Brooks, Demo
cratic candidate for commissioner of
Representative Joy J. Johnson, in his
remarks, lauded out going Representa
tive Henry W. Oxendine, Said Rep.
Johnson, ‘‘Rep. Oxendine was a
consumer orientated legislator. He
represented us well in Raleigh.”
spending $40,000 on his most recent
newsletter, published as Vanghan said,
“for political reasons.” [Bruce Barton
NAMED TO GENERAL
RELIGION AND RACE
Rev. Calvin Morris was the speaker
Saturday night as the Robeson County
Church and Community Center cele
brated it’s seventh annual benefit
A multitude of friends turned out at
the Jaycee Fairgrounds in Lumberton to
hear Dr. Morris talk of the ‘‘unending
search for the beloved community.” Dr.
Morris, now a professor of theology at
Howard University in Washington, D.
C. noted, as he opened his remarks, ‘‘1
am moved because of the people here,
people of different races, who have
come together for this very special
occasion.” He also said that the church
and community center is ‘‘the epitome
of what America can be but has not yet
Dr. Morris talked ot love and the
vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, who
he once served as a staff aide on the
Southern Christian Leadership Confe
rence and he spoke of the churches.
‘‘The scandal of the church is the
divisionof the churches” and noted that
a Christian’s role, sometimes, is ‘‘to
comfort the disturbed and disturb the
Special entertainment was provided
by the Sandy Grove Baptist Church
Gospel Choir, the Oak Grove Gospeliers
and the PSU production (excerpts) of
‘‘110 in the Shade” the musical show
now underway at PSU’s Performing'
A slide presentation of the work of the
center was also presented and Rev. Bob
Mangum welcomed the friends of the
center. Rev. Mangum is executive
director of the Robeson County Church
and Community Center.
Pembroke Chief of Police
& Hardee’s Treat Kids
to a Day Out
Local Housing Head
THOMAS WADE BETHEA VS.
JOHN PAUL JONES
Thomas Wade Bethea, a Black, is
opposed by John Paul Jones, an Indian
from the Rex Rennert Community.
Bethea, Rt. 1 Maxton, is one of three
at large members on the board.
Jones, his wife Marie and their three
children, reside near the Rex Rennart
Jones, a farmer and concrete con
tractor, said, “1 am running because, I
honestly believe there should be repre
sentation on the board of directors from
our part of the county so that the board
can truly represent all the people in the
consumer area. If elected, I promise to
give the membership the best that is in
me and to see that the LREMC reflects
the thinking and aspirations of all the
Lumbee River Electric Membership
Corp. is a member-owned corporation
providing electricity and service to rural
areas of Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson
and Scotland Counties. The member
ship elects 12 members to represent
them as directors at regular monthly
meetings. 9 directors are elected from
designated service areas and three are
elected at large.
Clinton L. Thomas, Jr., Executive
Director of the Housing Authority and
Redevelopment Commission of Pem
broke, recently completed the ‘‘Advan
ce Public Housing Management Cour
se” given by the Housing Management
Institute of Norfolk, Virginia. The
course which was given in Charlotte,
NC was designed for housing manage
ment personnel with four or more years
experience in public housing manage
The board based course covered all
operational aspects of housing man
agement through the ‘‘Management by
Objectives Concept in the Federal
Government,” and ‘‘Goals Manage
ment System.” Emphasis was placed on
directing each student to become fully
cognizant of those managerial skills (1.
the ability to see and solve problems, 2.
the ability to deal with people effective
ly, 3. the ability to communicate
effectively, 4. the ability to organize, 5.
persistent effort. 6. a good memory, 7.
the quality of being a good listener;),
that the institute feels is basic and
compulsory to good management.
The course ended with a graduation
dinner and special address from Dr.
Harbert Moore, a candidate for re-
election to the Robeson County Board of
Education, has been named to the
General Commission on Religion and
Race by the United Methodist Church.
Moore, presently serving as a member
of the board of education, is a member
of Prospect United Methodist. He
resides in the Prospect community with
his wife, Rosie and their five children.
He is a farmer and, with his brothers,
operate Moore’s Chain Saw Company
also located in the Prospect community.
Moore, a former member of the board
of directors of the N.C. Indian Com-
mis.sion, is a life long member of the
Methodist Church and has been active
in voter registration for a number of
years. The massive registration under
taken in Robeson County over the
course of the last few years was the
direct result of a grant from the
commission on religion and race of the
United Methodist Church.
Moore is also a trustee of the
Methodist Children’s Home in Raleigh;
a member of the N.C. Commission on
Religion and Race; a member of the
Task Force on Native Americans; an
associate lay leader, Rockingham Dis
trict; a member of the executive
commission on ministries of the N.C.
Methodist Conference; and a member
of the National American Indian Council
of the United Methodist Church where
he will be attending the national
convention in Denver, Colorado October
The chOdren from Bryan’s Day Care from Hardees and Chief of Police
Center in Lnmberton line op for a treat Vernon Oxendine [far right).
Chief of Police Vernon Oxendine and
Hardee’s in Pembroke treated the kids
from Bryan’s Day Care Center in
Lumberton to an outing last Thursday in
Chief Oxendine served as playmate
and host and Hardee’s provided the
kids with a meal and cokes.
Later the kids were treated to a couple
to hours in Pembroke’s Jaycees Park.
Said Chief Oxendine, ‘‘This is one of
the better duties of being chief of police.
It was a nice day for Pembroke,
Hardee’s and, most of ail, the kids.”
Rhonda Graham is
Homecoming Queen at
Pembroke Senior High
Clinton L. Ihomas, Jr.
Gene Vorren vyins 11th
Brochure Award in 8
Years or PSU
Gene Warren, public information
^ Since coming to PSU in August of
Robert Eller with Danville Virginia director of PSU, has received his 11th 1968, Warren has won three national
Redevelopment and Housing Authority national sports brochure award in his awards in basketball and eight in spring
‘‘Motivation and Communications.” eight years at the university.
Each student successfully completing
the course was presented a diploma. It is from the National Association of
Intercollegiate Athlete’s Sports Infor-
Thomas who has been executive mation Directors of America,
director of The Housing Authority and
Redevelopment Commission of Pern- Warren’s 1976 spring sports brochure
broke since September 25, 1972 is was selected among the 10 best in the
married to the former Cathy Jean nation. His was the only brochure
Locklear, they have one son Aaron honored in the Carolinas or Virginia in received his A. A. degree from what is
Keith. The Thomas family resides at either the printed or reproduced UNC-Wilmington and his B. A from
7,1 UNC-Chapel Hill. He was employed
with the Greensboro Daily News for
13‘/j years before coming to Pembroke.
As a sports writer for.that newspaper,
he was a correspondent for both The
Sporting News and Sports Illustrated.
He is starting his eighth year as
publicity chairman of NAIA District 29,
which includes 10 universities and
colleges in North Carolina and Virginia.
A native of Wilmington, Warren
711 Mclnnis Street, Pembroke. NC. category.
Fish Fry planned
For Camell Locklear
A fish fry is planned for Camell
Locklear, candidate for the Robeson
County Board of Education. The event
will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 from 12
noon until 5 pm at the Pee Wee
Oxendine Cucumber Shed. This is
located 7 miles west ot Faitmoiit on
Warren resides in Lumberton where
he has served as a deacon at the First
Baptist Church. He has taught Sunday,
School for 18 years. He is married to the
ates will sell for$2.00each. Everyone former Sharon Newman of Greensboro.
5 invited to attend.
They have two sons.
hfo. Rhonda Graham was crowned as
homecoming qaeen at Pembroke Senior
High School last Friday night daring
half time of Pembroke’s tiff with West
The crowning of the queen was the
highlight of homecoming at Pembroke
Senior High. Other activities Incladed
special events at school, a parade
through downtown Pembroke as well as
the football game with West Bmnswick.
Rhonda represented the homeroom of
Mr. Leon Oxendine and is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Erastus CslMBit Union
Chapel Road, Pembroke. [Brace Barton