acquisitions department UNO V/ILSON ;,iN-.-'...T ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. PUBLISHED each THURSDAY ^07/ ■ M ...A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE THE CAROLINA. INDIAN VOICE Dedicated to the best in all of us *lh*l)t*#***:(c*:(t**#l(l**#jjt#i)e***s|c**!|e****************st!*****s|***>N*****i|!*:|! Jit 5|cj|t**s|e*!)**^**>K>|!St‘»>S*!|‘*****************>|i*l|«************ ^ VOLUME 4 NUMBER 43 PEMBROKE, N. C. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28,1976 20c A COPY j l|>*>l*>lJ|cJ|>|t4cHt4*>l■*)|l)|>|cJ|cJitJ|cJ|tJ|cJbIicJ|t44*4*3|J|*:|cJitJbJ|c:it4i**JbJb******>|c:|cJit4tJ|tJ|tJ|tJ|tJ|:H‘*H‘*«4t:itJHJ|cJ|tJt:J|tJ|cJic;icJ|eJkJb:k!i*¥J|:JFJ^t|t¥«!):J|J|***H‘4>*J|cJbJ|c!ic:ic*!|*JH**4c*«!|cJ|CJ|cJicJ|c4^^ 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- EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE NOV. 2 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.