ROBESON COUNTY, N.C.
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tt VOLUME 4 NUMBER 44 PEMBROKE, N. C. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1976 20c A COPY J
INDIANS CAPTURE FOUR YEAR TERMS ON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
It was almost anti-climatic: no court
challenges, no prosylytizing. no hair
raising editorials, no unknown factors.
People, matter of factly, came to vote
and elect their choices as members of
the Robeson County Board of Edu
The only challenge was a belated one
by Carnell Locklear,-a Republican,^ and
one of those who worked diligently and
helped put in motion the forces to
remove Double voting from the political
arena in Robeson County. Carnell
Locklear made an intense effort to
become a member of the board of
education but he was unsuccessful in
his attempt. Despite a cadre of dedi
cated supporters, he was unable to
shake his role as a Republican in a
Democratic drama in Robeson County.
Said one of his ardent supporters, “If
Carnell had been a Democrat he would
have led the ticket.” But he was a
Republican and was hampered sorely by
a “straight Democratic Party Ticket”
espoused by the Democratic Party
regulars in Robeson County.
It was the first selection under the
mandate of the federal court suit
outlawing Double voting in Robeson
County. The federal courts, last year,
instructed the general assembly of N.C.
to pass legislation to correct the inade
quacies of the political device of Double
voting where by voters within the five
city school units in Robeson County
voted in their own school board
elections and also voted in the election
for the Robeson County Board of
The practice, in years past, had
allowed the voters within the city school
units (mostly White) to dominate the
elections for membership on the county
board over the expressed wishes of the
county voters (mostly Indians). The
practice was so debilitating to Indian
voters that they were unable to elect an
Indian to the county school board until
the early 60’s in spite of the fact that the
student enrollment of the county system
is 80% minority — 60% Indian, 20%
Black and 20% White.
Moore, Green and Britt.
The general assembly, with judicial
nudging from the federal courts, passed
legislation earlier in the year that Pembroke again made the difference
created the machinery for the eliminat- in how the candidates finished as Swett
ion of Double voting in Robeson County, led in Pembroke with 1553. Camel!
The county was instructed to hold Locklear, although hampered by his
elections in this election year and elect a party affiliation was able to garner over
nine member Robeson County Board of nine hundred votes in Pembroke and
Education. Furthermore, city residents Shirley Britt lost valuable ground
were denied permission to vote in the gained elsewhere with her vote total of
county school board election thusly 970 in Pembroke,
striking down their double vote. Only
county residents were allowed to vote in
At stake were nine seats with the top
five vote getters receiving four year
terms and the next foiir high vote
getters receiving two year terms
immediately creating staggered terms
with candidates running for four year
RALPH HUNT LEADS THE TICKET
Leading the ticket with 9334 was
Ralph Hunt, a former teacher and
principal in the county school system.
Hunt, now a businessman and ware
houseman, was followed on the board
by Tommy D. Swett with 9204; Laymon
Poe Locklear with 9095; Sim Oxendine
with 9088; Lillian Faye Locklear with
9063; Rev. Bob Mangum with 8978: L.
Harbert Moore with 8845; David R.
Green with 8655; and Shirley P. Britt
Many political observers attest that
Carnell Locklear’s candidacy and his
cadre of ardent supporters denied
Shirley P. Britt a four year term. Mrs.
Britt, who finished third in the August
primary, finished ninth this time and
will receive a two year term only.
Locklear garnered 2220 votes with 902
coming from Pembroke and 350 from
Four year terms were won by Hunt,
Swett, Laymon Poe Locklear, Lillian
Faye Locklear and Sim Oxendine.
Oxendine was an incumbant.
Two year terms were won by Mangum,
David R, Green, a Black and Rev. Bob
Mangum and Shirley Britt, both white,
join six Indians on the board with the
top five vote getters being Indian.
.RECEIVING FOUR-YEAR TERMS.
A Bod Year For
Republicans in Robeson
It was a bad year for Republicans in
Robeson County. In addition to Car
nell Locklear, who was bidding for a
seat on the Robeson County Board of
Education, Avery Nye, bidding to
become N.C. Commissioner of Labor in
his own right, and Marvin Earl Walters,
running for the Fairmont Commissioner
seat, all lost heavily.
Nye, a Fairmont native, was outpoUed
by his challenger, John Brooks, 17,574
to 5,960 in Robeson County. Defeated
soundly in N.C., Nye was able to carry
only one Precinct, Lumberton #1 1088 to
642 over the eventual winner Brooks.
He even lost Fairmont #1 727 to 342 and
Fairmont #2, 557 to 144.
N.C. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
N.C. Representatives elect Joy J.
Johnson, Horace Locklear and David
Parnell ran without opposition.
Other county commissioners, except
ing Jones, who ran without opposition
were: H.T. Taylor, Lumberton; J.W.
Hunt. Rowland; Bobby Dean Locklear,
Red Springs; and Bill Herndon, St.
The addition of Hunt makes 3 Indians
on the 7 member Robeson County Board
■ RECEIVING TWO-YEAR TERMS -
ROBERT MANGUM L. HARBERT MOORE DAVID R. GREEK
SHIRLEY P. BRITT
A National & State
Jones walloped Walters 21,256 to 1117 Luther J. Britt was Unopposed for
in winning the Fairmont Commissioner reelection to the 16th Senatorial Dis-
Carnell Locklear trailed badly in the JUDGE OF DISTRICT COURT
ten candidate field for the nine seats on
the Robeson County Board of Edu- B. Craig Ellis is the new district judge
cation. He polled 2220 in his losing in Scotland and Robeson County. He
effort. was unopposed.
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REGISTER OF DEEDS
Democrat D.G. Kinlaw was without
opposition for Register of Deeds.
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION
John L. Bardwell was unopposed as
Soil and Water Conservation repre
The special fire tax for the Pembroke
Fire District passed 339 to 204. The
special tax will increase taxes for
residents of the Pembroke Fire District
10 cents per $100 tax evaluation.
Nationwide, Jimmy Carter squeaked
by Gerald R. Ford and will become the
39th President of the United States. It is
the first time an incumbant has lost an
election. The latest returns showed
Carter ahead in 22 States and the
District of Columbia. They gave him the
272 (2 more than needed) electoral votes
needed to assure his unprecented
victory. With 96% of the nation’s
precincts reporting. Carter was leading
with a popular vote of 38,848,599 to
Ford’s 36,980,456. Three states, at
press time, were too close to forecast.
They are Maine, Ohio and Oregon.
Even if Ford carried all three, Carter
would still be assured of victory.
In North Carolina, Carter led through
Tuesday’s balloting with 56% of the
popular vote, assuring Carter of N.C.’s
13 electoral votes.
In Robeson County, Carter won
handily 19,705 to Ford’s 4,907.
LT. GOV. JIM HUNT SWEEPS
TO VICTORY IN
Jim Hunt swept to- victory in the
governor’s race and swamped his
Republican challenger, David Flaherty
22,296 to 6,077 in Robeson County and
won handily in North Carolina with
more than 65% of the votes cast.
Hunt’s strong showing also swept Lt.
Gov. Jimmy Green and Seventh District
Congressman Charlie Rose to easy
victories over their respect challengers,
M.H. Vaughan and Bill Hiatt.
Secretary of State Thad Eure, Supt. of
Public Instruction Craig Phillips, Com
missioner of Agriculture Jim Graham,
State Treasurer Harlan Boyles, State
Auditor Henry L. Bridges. Commis
sioner o Insurance John Ingram, and
Attorney General Rufus Edmisten. all
Democrats, won easily.
Nov. 11 Big Day
The following proclamation ans’ Day contrived but short
was presented by the Mayor of lived by people who cared little
the Town of Pembroke, Reggie for the real meaning of Nov. 11
Strickland: as Veterans Day.
“As mayor of the town of
Pembroke, N.C. upon request
from our local Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post #2843 of
Pembroke, N.C. and upon the
spirit of keeping the faith of all
veterans to aid their fellow
comrades in need of their help,
I, Reggie Strickland do hereby
proclaim the week of Nov. 11
of this and succeeding years as
BUDDY POPPY WEEK in the
town of Pembroke.”
The 1976 Veterans Day Par
ade, sponsored by the Lock
lear/Lowry Veterans of For
eign Wars Post # 2843 will
begin 10:00 a.m. Thursday,
November 1! in Pembroke.
November 11 was chosen
because it was "the day of the
World War I Armistice.” A
representative of the Locklear/
Lowry V.F.W. Post #2843
reports: “We are proud to use
this day, ‘the day of the World
War I Armistice.’ Nov. H,
1918 to pay respect to those
veterans of World War |.
World War II. Korea and
Vietnam and all other deserv
ing causes, met with pride by
our servicemen. We are also
proud that come 1978 our
whole nation will revert t/>
Nov. 11 as Veteran’s Day
instead of the October Veter-
“We are expecting by their
committments entries from
educational institutes, bands,
pretty girls and beautiful floats
from all levels of our edu
cational systems. From the
educational floats there will be
first place, second and third
place cash prizes, as has been
the case in the past. From our
commercial and industrial seg
ments of this area there will be
floats along with other con
tributions to show their real
interest and concern for this
Veterans’ Day of Nov. 11.
“We are grateful to any and
all who participate in any way,
whatsoever, to make this
Veterans’ Day. Nov. 11,1976 a
memorable day for all of us.”
A fish fry is planned at the
V.F.W. Post on Union Chapel
Road, in front of Revels Fish
Camp and A.J.’s Restaurant,
slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.
Nov. II. As an added bonus,
any veteran joining V.F.W.
Post 2843 will get a meal free.
The public is cordially invited
to participate in all Veterans’
Commander of Locklear- Low
ry Post in Pembroke is Monroe
PSU's Long Disronce
Runners Go After Crown
Pembroke- PSU’s powerful
cross country team hopes to
add another jewel to its crown
this season when it is host
Saturday to the NAIA Area 7
cross country championships.
The meet will be held at 11
a.m. at the Riverside Country
Club golf course near here.
The Braves of Coach Ed
Crain have captured three of
the last four Area 7 meets,
including last year's mecu
They are heavy favorites
make it four out of five.
Last year Sim Fogle of
Johnson C. Smith won indivi
dual honors when the meet
was held at Campbell College,
but Pembroke State runners
(ook the next six places.
In team scoring last year
Pembroke State had 20 points.
High Point was second with
71. Campbell third with 75 and
Johnson C. Smith fourth de
spite Fogle’s individual hero-
Fogle’s best showing again
st the Braves this season was
in a six-team Davidson College
meet Oct. 2 when he finished
fourth behind PSU’s Garry
Henry. Jeff Moody and Jim
Vogt, who were 1-2-3. respec
Henry, the PSU Australiam
freshman, has been sensa
tional, winning four of the six
meets in which he has partici
pated this season. He lost by
two steps to North Carolina’s
Ralph King in the North
Carolina State Championship
Meet and was fourth in the
Stone Mountain Road Race
near Atlanta, a meet which
attracted 350 runners from 19
Coach Crain already calls
Henry “the best cross country
in PSU history-a runner who
has a good chance of winning
NAIA All-American honors in
his freshman year.”
18 vy for
Eighteen PSU coeds will
compete Thursday, Nov. 11,
for Miss Pembroke State Uni
versity in a contest to be held
in the PSU Performing Arts
Center at 7:30 p.m.
The coeds will be judged on
poise, talent, an interview and
evening gown competition.
The winning girl will suc
ceed Debra Martin of Fayette
ville as queen.
The contest is sponsored by
the PSU Student Government
Association and chaired by
Gretchen Johnson. Her com
mittee consists of Kristin
Frahm, Teresa Honeycutt and
Coeds entering the contest,
their sponsor, class in school,
hometown and majors are as
Charlene Averitt. Tau Kap
pa Epsilon, junior, Raeford,
Michelle Bivin , Cheerlead
ers. freshman. Fayetteville,
Judy Blue. Black Student
Organization, freshman, Ma
rietta. Music and Elementary
Betsy Bullard. Baptist Stu
dent Union, senior, Fayette
ville. Elementary Education.
Susan Bullard, Phi Mu
Alpha, sophomore, Red Sp
Jean Canady, Kappa Delta,
senior, Parkton. Elementary
Camillia Capucille, Tri Sig
ma, junior, Raleigh, Criminal
Kathy Corrowon, Aplha
Omega Upsilon, senior. Lum
Dehaeva Drake, Music Ed
ucators National Conference,
senior. Lumberton, music.
Ava Frye, Pi Kappa Alpha,
senior. Rockingham. Ele
Joy Herring, Pine Needle,
sophomore. Orrum, sociology.
Rebecca Hunt. American
Indian Student Association
sophomore, Fairmont, undeci
Sheila Jacobs. Art Depart
ment, junior. Pembroke, Art
Lindy Jones. Zeta Tau A1
pha. senior, Claymont, Del,
Agnes Mayo, Home Eco
nomics Club, freshman, Ft
Bragg. Biology and French.
Nancy Mc(3irt, Pi Kappa
Phi. senior. Fairmont, Ac
Debbie Vader. Pi Kappa
Alpha “Little Sisters,” fresh
man, Hope Mills. Special