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♦volume 4 NUMBER 46^ PEMBROKE, N. C. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1976 20c A COPY $
D Cr L GOSPEL SING SLATED FOR
Pembroke Honors Veterans
of Foreign Wars
Colonel Brester Chavis, now retired
and residing in the Union Chapel
Community, was the honored speaker
as Pembroke honored the Veterans of
If might even be fair to say the “little
guys’’ won one. Pembroke, like many
small towns across America, has
continued to honor their veterans of
foreign war although the federal
government changedthe day on them in
1971 in order, “to make veterans day
part of the long labor day week end.’’
But Colonel Brewster Chavis, the
guest speaker at the VFW Parade and
Foreign War, November 11, 1976.
The town's Memorial to those veterans
who died in foreign war is shown in the
Festivities said, “Would you celebrate
the 4th of July in November?’’ Many in
the crowd, mostly veterans, murmured
The D «fc L Gospel Singers
Third Annual Thanksgiving
Sing will be held Saturday
night, November 20. 1976 at'
the Pembroke Senior High ,
School Gym. Featured singers
for the occasion will be The
Singing Rambos from Nash
ville, Tenn. Tickets are on sale
for $3.00 in advance. Admis
sion is $3.50 at the door.
Tickets may be purchased
from any member of The D & L
Gospel Singers Group, any
member of the Pembroke
Jaycees, Rogers’ Drug Store in
Pembroke, or Rudy’s Restau
rant on Highway 710. The sing
will begin at 7:30 p.m. and
everyone is invited to attend.
Preceeding the gospel sing
will be a talent show; The
talent show begins at 4:00
p.m. Any interested singing
groups are urged to partici
THE SINGING RAMBOS
Pembroke’s VFW Post, in spite of the
federal legislation, has continued to
honor their comrades on Armistice Day,
November II. The great war, World
War 1. was officially ended on the llth
month, 11th day and llth hour in 1918;
Now. said Colonel Chavis, in remarks
to the Veterans of Foreign Wars
audience, “beginning in 1978, the
government is going back to celebrating
Armistice Day on the day it occurred.’’
Colonel Chavis, now retired and living
in the Union Chapel Community, was
the guest speaker on an event Filled day
r>t parades, fish ftys, and general
The parade was held last Thursday.
November 11. and Pembroke Post
Commander. Monroe Lowry, deemed it,
“a great success.’’ A special feature of
this year’s Day of Honor was a Fish Fry
at the post headquarters on Union
Chapel Road. Many of the veterans
were pleased at the turnout and talked
of incorporating the event into their
Many local schools and industries took
part in the special day of honor for those
who died in wars on foreign fields and
for those who survived to return home.
Deep Branch Elementary School won
First Place in the Float competition and
won $50.00. Pembroke Junior High
School won $35.00 for second place; and
Pembroke Senior High School won third
place and a prize of $25.00.
Rex Rennert received a special Honor
able Mention from the judges.
LOF won the industry competition.
FUNERAL HELD FOR
McCOLL, S.C.-Funeral services were
held Tuesday for James K. Braboy, who
won national acclaim for teaching
'Indian children at a two-room school in
Braboy died at his home Sunday after
a long illness. He had retired from
teachinjg in 1973.
A Lumbee Indian, Braboy was born in
Robeson County. N.C., the oldest of 10
children. He was named South Carolina
teacher of the year in 1970 and was one
of five finalists that year for the national
teacher of the year award. For 36 years,
he taught Indian children at the Leland
While teaching, Braboy attended sum
mer school at Pembroke State College in
North Carolina and graduated with
honors in 1958 with a B.A. degree in
elementary education. The president of
Pembroke State, English E. Jones, was
one of Braboy’s pupils. Braboy had
found Jones working in a cotton field
and took him to Leland Grove.
Braboy taught all six grades at the
two-room school, drove the school bus
and served as cook when the lunchroom
The oldest of 10 children, Braboy
taught four years in Robeson County,
N.C., and a year in Nash County, N.C.,
before going to Leland Grove.
SWINjB flu clin/g schedule
FOR NOVEMBER IS ANNOUNCED
Nov. 17 (8:30-11:00) — Robeson
County Health Dept.
Prospect School Art Students ot Work
Hie art classes of Prospect High
School have been busy recently beau
tifying the Prospect community. The
sign pictured above is one of several
erect^ by the art classes of Mr. Harold
B. Locklear. This particular one is
erected at the 710 intersection, entering Locklear, partially obscured by sign;
the Prospect Communltv. The sign says Jerry Dean Buliard; Jerry D. Bollard;
“Welcome to Prospect — Cradle of Henry David Blue; Jackie Barton;
Indian Prosperity. Shown left to right Norman Lowry, ail students; and
are: Mr. Harold B. Locklear, instructor; Brawley Graham, on-looker. (Photo by
Lisa Locklear; Ronnie Clark; Gary Woody Connette of Chapel Hill.]
Mayor Reggie Strickland was absent at
Monday night’s meeting of the Pem
broke Town Council. He reportedly was
enroute from Baltimore, Maryland
where he had gone to secure a signature
for an option on a possible site for the
Municipal Building that is being
developed by the town fathers. The site
is the Bonnie Locklear property, a 3.75
acre plot being considered. The option
Ls necessary to convince the EDA
(Economic Development Agency) in
Raleigh that the town is sincere in
asking for the necessary funds (a figure
around $600,000 has been discussed) to
erect the municipal complex which
reportedly will include a recreational
complex and possibly a community
The rest of the meeting, conducted by
Mayor pro tern Sam Dial, was taken up
in discussion, including a long stint in
executive session where di.sgruntle-
ments with the police department,
possibilities for town manager and town
clerk, and other personnel matters were
discussed. No action was taken. Said
Councilman Dial. “We did not take any ,
action out of consideration and respect
for the mayor. We would not want to
hire, for instance, the town manager
without his input."
The council also showed some uncer
tainty as to whether to proceed with
their original point, to pave and curb
and gutter Pine Street. Conceded
Councilman Milton Hunt, “Pine Street
is certainly one of our most pressing
areas but maybe we ought to consider
whether we should just resurface Pine
Street and maybe three of our other bad
streets.” The council took the matter
under advisement and instructed Billy
Lowry. Maintenance Supervisor, to
assess the streets in town and report
back to the council at the next meeting
with his priorities.
Pate & Britt
Monday's meeting was the last one
for two commissioners defeated soundly
in reelection bids.
George Reed Pate, Rowland Com
missioner, was soundly defeated in his
rcclection try by J.W. Hunt, an Indian,
Carl Britt. Fairmont Commissioner, was
defeated by Thomas S. Jones.
follow with a bid of 83 cents for the
same job description, but they explain
ed it by saying “We reduced the normal
amount of profit in a contract in order to
serve the people of Robeson County...
there is, of course, no way we’re going
to make as much profit as we would
have at 99 cents...”
- Parkton, Scout
Nov. 18 (2:00-4:00) -
Hut. School St.
Nov. 18 (8:30-11:00) — County Health
Nov, 19 (1:30-4:30)— Rowland. Court
Room, Main St.
Nov. 19 (2:30-6:00) — Pembroke.
Elementary School Gym.
(Immunization against swine flu is
recommended for all healthy persons 18
years of age and older, all persons over
60, chronically ill adults, and chronically
ill children ages 3 to 17.)
PLAN VICTORY RALLY
LUMBERTON-The Robeson County
Democratic Party will hold a victory
rally Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Old
Rufus L. Edmisten, N.C. attorney
general, will be the keynote speaker at
the dinner, with an awards ceremony
planned for former county party chair
An award will also be made to an
outstanding Democrat in the county.
Party officials say they decided to hold
the victory rally to celebrqte party
victories ffom the White House to local
“We always hold rallies before
elections,” one party official said. “But
we never get together afterwards to
celebrate the hard work that goes into
Rev. E.B. Turner is chairman of the
Robeson County Democratic Party.
BRENNER FIRM RECEIVES
ROBESON’S GARBAGE CONTRACT
The era of J.D. Odom seems history
in the county for a while at least.
Monday, the county’s two year garbage
colldStion contract was awarded to
Brenner Industries of Winston-Salem.
Brenner sul 'nitted a bid of 83 cents per
cubic yard of garbage, with free clean
up around containers and free moving
of the first 43 containers every month.
J.D. Odom’s Firm, sanitation Services,
Inc. submitted a bid of 95.5 cents. The
county had voted to put the bids up for
consideration again when Brenner
originally submitted the only bid of 99
cents at a meeting fen days ago. The
county resubmitted the bids anew with
the results being announced at Mon
Some of the commissioners have
questioned how Brenner could submit a
hid of 99 cents ten days ago and then
PSU “BAT GIRLS’’ WIN HONOR
IN ALL-AMERICAN COMPETITION
PEMBROKE--For the third straight
year, the Pembroke State University
“Bat Girls” have been named honora
ble mention in the "All-American Bat
Girl” competition co-sponsored by
Hillerich and Bradsby Bat Co. and
“Collegiate Baseball,” which is publish
ed in Tucson, Ariz.
Honorable mention went to only 10
universities and colleges. PSU was the
only NCAA Division 2 school in North
Carolina so honored.
Bat girls for the 1976 Braves were
Lynn Edge. Lumberton: Sally Hall.
Lumber Bridge; Karen Lowry, Pem
broke; and Annette Rice. Lumberton.
The competition was in the form of a
photograph of the bat girls submitted by
each school's Spofts Information Office.
PSU WRESTLING TEAM TAKES
PART IN UNC INVITATIONAL MEET
PEMBROKE'-Pembroke State Uni-
versity’swrestllngteam, which finished
sixth in a field of 12 teams in the Ci\d
Dominion Tournamenr last weekend.
faces another tough hurdle Friday and
Saturday when it participates in the
eight-team University of North Carolina
Along with host Carolina, other
schools besides Pembroke in the meet
will be N.C. State. Duke, East Carolina.
Appalachian, Virginia, and Alabama.
The Braves will be led by NAIA
All-American Steve LaPrad in the 167-
pound class and David Miller in the
However, the best finisher for PSU in
the Old Dominion Tournament was Rick
Liss. third in the 177-pound class.
Freshman Greg Shealy of the Braves, a
heavyweight, took fourth place in the
Old Dominion event. Bot LaPrad and
Miller were fifth.
Top 12 team finishers in the Old
Dominion event were: William & Marv
154 3/4, East Carolina 109 1/4. N.C.
State 92, West Chester 75 1/4,
Tennessee 55 3/4, Pembroke State 51
1/4, UNC-Chapel Hill “B” team 51.
VMI 39. Old Dominion 34, George
Mason 32 1/2, Liberty Baptist 28 and
Richmond 15 1/2.
PSU CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
DEPARTS FOR NATURAL
PEMBROKE-Pembroke State Uni
versity’s cross country team, champions
of both NAIA Area 7 and NAIA District
29. flies to Kenosha, Wis.. Thursday to
take part in the NAIA National Cross
Countrv Championships Saturday. Nov.
Coach Ed Crain is taking his five top
finishers in the Area meet. They are
Garry Henry, freshman from Australia;
Jeff Moody, sophomore of Southern
Pines; James Vogt, sophomore from
Fayetteville; David Eskins, freshman
from Durham; and James Plummer,
sophomore of Fayetteville. '
Henry has won five of seven meets this
year. He was fourth in a field of 350
runners in the Stone Mountain Road
Race near Atlanta Sept. 18 and was
second by a step in the State
Championships at Raleigh Oct. 23.
Coach Crain already calls Henry "the
best cross country runner PSUhas ever
had.” However, the challenge of the
nationals will be his greatest one
because of the massive field of some 500
The best finish a PSU runner has ever
made in a national cross country meet
was in '73 when Victor Elk was ninth at
Saiina, Kan. The top 15 men there were
automatically All-American. PSU’s best
finish as a team was 13th in ’72.