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FRONT PAGE EDITORIAL:
THE CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE ENDORSES:
The following candidates for the nine
seats on the Robeson County Board of
Education: Tommy D. Swett, Ralph
Hunt, Laymon Poe Locklear, Lillian
Faye Locklear, Sim Oxendine, Rev. Bob
Mangum, David Green, Cametl Lock
lear, and L. Harbert Moore.
Why? Because we are intimately
involved with the educational process in
Robeson County and feel that this is
the only elective race we know enough
about to dare endorse and encourage
others to vote the same. The Carolina
Indian Voice was the only media in
Robeson County to take an affirmative
stand in favor of eliminating Double
V6ting, the evil practice whereby
residents within city school districts
voted twice—in their respective city
school board elections and in the
electoral process for the Robeson
County Board of Education. We contend
ed , before the nefarious practice was
outlawed by the federal courts, that
double voting was wrong and discrimi
nated against mostly Indian voters. We
still ascribe to that view and the federal
courts have agreed with us. This is the
first time that the double vote has not
frustrated and denied our vote.
This is the only race for the Robeson
County Board of Education that has
ever been fair and equitable for all the
voters of Robeson County. We believe
the above listed candidates are the best
candidates running. They hold the key
to the educational growth of our
children. They are a tri-racial field of
candidates and include 7 Indians, 1
Black and 1 white. The pupil enrollment
in the county school system is 60%
Indian, 20 %BIack and 20% white. The
seven Indians are Tommy D. Swett,
Ralph Hunt, Laymon Poe Locklear!
Lillian Fay Locklear, Sitn Oxendine, L.
Harbert Moore, and Camell Locklear.
Rev. Bob Mangum is the white
candidate and David R, Green is the
Black candidate. These nine candidates,
we sincerely believe, will represent the
best interests of all the children. We
encourage everyone to vote for the
candidate of your choice but we hope,
fervently, that everyone will vote. Our
children are depending on it. Please
vote for the candidate of your choice on
November 2, 1976. The polls open
Tuesday, November 2, 1976 at 6:30
p.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m.
people
and places
and things
Jim Hunt visits the C.I.V.
Tribute Paid to Belk
Family in Dedication
of Mar}' Belk Hall
by Gene Warren
help me. So I talked with him on the
elevator between the first and third
floors of the state legislative building-
and on that elevator he promised me he
founder of Belk department stores, was would not only support our requests for
unveiled in an outdoor ceremony funds, he would lead the campaign for
Wednesday in front of the six-story them on the Senate floor. He did- and
Pembroke- A beautiful portrait of Mrs.
Mary Irwin Belk, late wife of the
WhUe on a whirlwind tonr of Robeson
County Tnesday, Democratic Gnbema-
torial candidate, Jim Hunt, visited the
offices of the Carolina Indian Voice.
The personable Hnnt was accompani
ed by many Democratic Party notables
from Robeson County, Inclndlng: [left to
right} Pembroke Councilman Monroe
Lowry; Lnmberton ConncUman, Glenn
Maynor; Robeson County Commis-
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sioner Herman Dial; Sam Noble [par
tially obscured], Chairman of the Robe
son County Board of Commissioners;
House of Representative elect, Horace
Locklear; Rev. E.B. Tamer, Robeson
County Democratic Party Chairman;
Jim Hunt; Pembroke ConncUman Sam
Dial; an unidentified Jim Hunt sup
porter; Chalmers Biggs, Robeson Coun
ty chairman of the Carter-Mondale
Presidential campaign; Robeson Conn-
Bill Hiatt, Republican Party Candidate
for Lt. Governor.
ty Clerk of Court Ben Floyd; Demo
cratic Party notable John McArthur;
and McDuffie Cummings, a member of
the Robeson County Social Services
Board of Directors and Assistant
Director of the Pembroke Housing and
Redevelopment Commission.
Said an observer of the Jim Hunt
caravan, “I’ll tell you one thing: Jim
Hunt seems to have broad-based sup
port in Robeson County.”
Bill Hiatt
Visits CIV
Another recent visitor to the offices of
The Carolina Indian Voice was Bill
Hiatt, Republican Candidate for Lt.
Governor. He was accompanied by
Norman Morton, Robeson County Re
publican Party Chairman.
Said Hiatt, “A strong two party
system is vital to the growth of any
county or state or nation...This election
will be a real opportunity for voters who
recognize that you get better govern
ment when you have a viable two party
system.”
women’s dormitory which now bears
her name at Pembroke State University.
With her son, Irwin Belk, present,
tributes were paid to the many
philanthropic contributions of the Belk
family in education and other fields
on a sunny, cool, autumn day.
Dr. English E. Jones, chancellor of
Pembroke State University, said in
making the welcoming remarks: ‘‘As we
gather today to dedicate this dormitory
which, with its twin building , is the
tallest building in Robeson County, it is
significant that we do it in honor of a
great family, a family which had
dedicated itself to process of
education and a bj-htr 'va> of life.”
Sr. Jones later told how Irwin Belk,
while a senator in the State Legislature
gave a great impetus to the PSU
building program in 1965 when Dr.
Jones was just beginning his 15- year
administration at Pembroke State.
‘‘I was then trying to obtain $1.8
million for the construction of a science
building and library at our institution. I
knew I needed help in the State Senate
and Irwin Belk was a man who could
PSU’S GARRY HENRY FINISHES
SECOND IN STATE
Garry Henry, PSU freshmen who
finished second in the North Carolina
State Championship Meet Saturday at
Raleigh in competition with NCAA
Division 1 powers, has been named
NAIA. District 29 “Cross Country
Runner of the Week.”
Henry, who' matriculated to PSU
from Australia where he just missed
making the Olympic team, ran the
five-mile course in 24:30, only two steps
behind Carolina’s victorious Ralph
King.
Henry’s second place finish was the
highest of any Pembroke State runner in
history of the State cross country meet.
He led the Braves to a third place
team finish in a 12-team field. Only
North Carolina and Duke wound up
ahead of the Braves.
has remained a long-time friend of our
university.”
At the dedication along with Belk was . '>'=“'’5'
John W. Hensdale of Fayetteville, to sweep the NAIA District 29
retired executive vice president of the tthampinnship meet here Saturday at 11
Hensdale part of Belk- Hensdale Co. “ Country Club.
Rep. Charlie Rose (D-NC) of the
Seventh Congressional District paid a
verbal salute to Belk and Hensdale
am also here for personal reasons-
because of my long time respect for the
Belk family and what it has done. I also
want to pay tribute to John Hensdale of
Fayetteville who gave me my first job 20
years ago.”
Rose praised FrV. ”1 have always
been proud of the progress of this
university and have a special interest in
it. It is making a significant mark and
contribution to North Carolina.”
Making remarks, too, was Dr. D. W.
Colvard, chancellor of UNC-Chariotte
and a long time friend of both the Belk
family and Chancellor Jones of Pem
broke State. He hailed the tremendous
progress of PSU and its chancellor.
CONT.’D PAGE 6*
GENE LOCKLEAR FEATURED
ON THE BASEBALL WORLD
OF JOE GARIGIOLA
Gene “Chief’ Locklear, the lithe,
Lumbee Indian leftfielder with the New
York Yankees, had the attention of an
estimated 60 million baseball fans
during the forth and deciding game of
the receutty fcompteted 'Worid Series
between the New York Yankees and the
Big Red Machine of the Cincinnati Red
Legs.
Gene did not see action in the playoffs
or the World Series because he joined
the Yankees too late in the season to
qualify for post season play, but he was
featured on the pre game show of ‘‘The
Baseball World of Joe Garigiola.”
Joe Garigiola explored Gene’s bud
ding development as a painter and
This portrait of Mrs. Mary Irwin Belk is at PSU was named In Mrs. Belk’s frwin Belk, Mrs. Belk’s son who is
unveiled at the dedication Beik Hall honor. Taking part in the ceremonies chairman of the Board of the Belk
Wednesday at Pembroke State Univer- are [left to right] Purnell Swett, Foundation; and Dr. D. W. Colvard,
sity. The six-story women’s dormitorv chrirman of the PSU Board of Trustees; chancellor of UNC-Charlotte and a
friend of the Belk family.
Clark, Dudley and
Jones lead Balloting
in LREMC Elections
Ward Clark edged incumbant presi-,
dent, Alf Horne, of the Lumbee River
Electric Membership Corporation’s
Board of Directors 251-224 in balloting
late'WednK^ay night at the annual
meeting of the Lumbee River EMC at
PSU’s spacious Performing Arts Center
Alton Dudley trounced challenger W.
B. McDiarmid 341 to 136. And new
comer John Paul Jones easily outdis
tanced incumbant Thomas Bethea 310-
167.
The election of Clark and Jones, both,
: CC
Sunday Night at Lumberton’s First Presbyterian Church
Tommy Swett to be guest speaker
at Robeson County “Community Workshop Service’’
Indians, increases minority representa
tion on the 12 member board to 10
broken down racially to 8 Indians, two
Blacks and two whites.
One of the two remaining whites,
Hubert Prevatte, was elected President;
Indian Elias Rogers was elected vice-
president; Indian J. W. Hunt was
elected treasurer and Indian J. H.
Hammonds was elected secretary.
Some 700 members attended
annual meeting.
the
Tommy D. Swett, director of special
programs at PSU and a Sunday School
teacher for 17 years at Harper’s Ferry
Baptist Church near Pembroke, will be
the guest speaker at the Robeson
County “Community Worship and
Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at
First Presbyterian Church in Lumber-
Swett is the sonof the Rev. T. M.
Swett and the late Bertha Swett. His
father is pastor of Bear Swamp Baptist
Church in Robeson County.
Music for the services in Lumberton
will be provided by the Sandy Grove
Baptist Choir of Lumberton, the Keen-
ager Choir of First Baptist Church on
Walnut Street in Lumberton, the First
Presbyterian Church Choir and the
Jacobs Sisters of the Saddletree Church
of God in Lumberton.
Swett, 37, who has served as a
deacon, has been executive directorof
the Odum Baptist Children’s Home at
Pembroke, administrative assistant to
the chancellor at PSU and director of
alumni affairs at PSU. He is now
Democratice nominee for the Robeson
County Board of Education. He was the
leading vote getter in the August
primary.
Swett has devoted his life to working
with and for people in various aspects of
life. He has served as vice principal,
public school teacher and coach in the
Cumberland County school system and
guidance counselor in the Robeson
County school system.
His current work as director of
Special Programs at PSU includes
supervising special services and the
“Upward Bound” project of the univer
sity.
‘‘I enjoy working with economically
deprived young students who are
striving to better themselves,” he says.
This work involves counseling, testing,
tutoring, reading improvement, finan
cial assistance, supervising and helping
students in general to adjust to college
life.
Swett is married to the former Otha
C. Brewington. They have four children
Dwight, Aubrey, Brent and Kim.
Tommy D. Swett
talked with Gene about his painting, his
background, and his bludgeoning emi
nence as a painter.
Shown on the show was a mural
entitled ‘‘Yesterday, Today and Tomor
row” which depicts the history of the
Lumbee Indians. The National Broad
casting Company had earlier sent a film
crew down from New York to film the
mural on display at the Lumbee Bank in
Pembroke.
Other paintings of Gene’s featured
were a number of paintings he has done
of and for his friend, Pete Rose, who
Gene acknowledged on the show was
‘‘his hero.”
He also talked with Garigiola about a
painting he has recently done of himself
looking up at a trio of Yankee greats,
Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio and Mickey
Mantle.
Many Indians interviewed concerning
Gene’s special introduction to one of
the largest viewing audiences in
history were struck by his self assurance
and the fact that he spoke with pride
about being ‘‘a Lumbee Indian from
near Pembroke, NC.” He also iauded
Lumbee Indians as ‘‘taxpayers like
everyone else who work hard, pay their
taxes...just like everyone else.”
Said a fan of Gene’s, ‘‘It’s too bad
Gene was not eligible for the series.
They certainly could have used his
potent bat since they lost four straight
to the Reds.” Gene has consistently
batter .300 when given the opportunity
to play on a regular l>asls.
ARLINDA FAY LOCKLEAR
ADMITTED TO ROBESON COUNTY
BAR
Ms. Arlinda Faye Locklear has
been admitted to the bar in Robeson
County. In a ceremony that took place
September 24, she was introduced to
Judge Henry McKinnon by Homer
Strickland. She is employed with the
Legal Defense Fund for Native Ameri
cans in Denver, Colorado. She is the
daughter of Mrs. Edsel Locklear and
the late Edsel Locklear, both Natives of
Robeson County. She attended the
College of Charleston and Duke Law
School, from which she graduated in
May.
JERRY R. HUNT AFFILIATES WITH
SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANK
Jerry R. Hunt has joined Southern
National Bank here as a management
trainee. The announcement was made
by Hector MacLean, chairman of the
board and chief executive officer. Hunt
is a 1976 graduate of Pembroke State
University with a bachelor of science
degree. A Lumberton resident, he is
married to the former Alice Grace Hunt
of Fairmont. They are the parents of two
children, Jeremy Ryan and Melody
Danita. They attend New Point
Church where Hunt is a Sunday School
teacher.
WARRIORS LOSE
. Whiteville’s Wolfpack put ten
points on the scoreboard in the second
half as they handed Pembroke a 16-8
loss in a Three Rivers 3-A Conference
game here Friday night.
The Wolfpack’s first score came on a
four yard run by Tony Burns.
Pembroke came back with a 25- yard
run by Travis Sampson and surged
ahead to an 8-6 lead.
Whiteville’s Ned Lee sealed the win
the third period as he scored on a
one-yard plunge and then ran the two
point conversion.
Whiteville trapped Sampson in the
end zone in the fourth quarter adding a
safety to their score.
PARKTON ROLLS BY MAGNOLIA
Parkton’s Bruins rolled to a 32-14
win over Magnolia here Friday night as
they gathered 413 yards rushing.
The Bruins’ defense held Magnolia's
rushing to only nine yards in the second
half.
The Bruins’ record is 2-4 and 2-6.
They will visit Prospect Friday.
Magnolia’s record now stands at 1-5
and 1-7. On Friday they will visit
Clarkton.
    

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