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jhlews Briefs _____
Glenn Maynor Heads List of
Candidates in Sheriffs Race
Glean Maynor, in his second bid
for Sheriff of Robeson County, oat
Maynor earned sixteen of the
county's forty-ooe precincts.
A mn off is expected in June
distanced four other candidates to win
the bid for sheriff of Robeson Count.
Receiving 35.5 percent of the vote,
Maynor failed to obtain the necessary
forty percent required to avoid foe
runoff. Unofficial vote tallies show
Maynor with 8,296 votes. Coming in
second place was Robeson County
Sheriffs Department Chief of
Detectives, Lum Edwards. He
received6,095 votes. Third place went
to foe Black candidate, Emmett Brown
who received4,484 votes. John Flynn
the other white candidate finished
fourth with 2921. The other Indian
candidate, Lee Edward Sampson
finished fifth with 1590 votes.
Pembroke s Kelvin ,Sampson
Named to Head^ktahama s
Pembroke- Pembroke is abuzz this
week with the news that local son,
Kelvin Sampson has been named head
basketball coach at Cabled Oklahoma.
Sampson, 38, takes the reins at
Oklahoma after a successful stint at
Washington State, a member of the
Pacific 10 Conference Sampson was
quoted as saying that he "agonized"
over the decision because his career at
Washington State had been a good
one, and he especially enjoyed a good
relationship with his players.
At last report, his wire, Karen and
children, Lauren Elizabeth, 12, and
Kellen, 8, are already in Norman,
Oklahoma making plans for a " new
home and getting enrolled in a new
school. His wife, Karen, is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Von Lowry of
Pembroke. Coach Sampson's parents
are Mr. and Mrs John W f'Ned"
Sampson of Pembroke
At last report. Coach Sampson's
plans were to continued preparing for
the upcoming Goodwill Games to be
held in Russia July 23-August 7. He
was recently named an assistant coach
to USC's George Raveling.
Dwight Lowry New Manager
of the Fayetteville Generals
ftSSfe&l*. Lowry
continues lo experience success in the
world of bene bell After two stays in
the nu|ior leagues as a catcher with the
Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins.
be has entered the managerial ranks as
the new manager of the Class A
Fayetteville Generals in nearby
Cumberland County His
announcement on the 29th of April
caught all of his friends and family in
Robeson County by pleasant surprise.
Lowry had previously been with
the Generals as. a coach, and was
working in the ststiuctiooal leagues
a Florida when he received the call to
return "home."
A former three sports star at
Pembroke High St.ool (football,
baseball, basketball), and all ACC
with the University qf North t arohna
Tarheels as a catcher,Manager Lowry
stays close to his family and friends tn
Robeson. His parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Lowry, live near Pembroke.
His wife's (the former Pam Deese)
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Deese,
also live in the Pembroke area. The
Lowrys are prood perests of two girls
and a boy- Sesicie, 6; Amanda, S; and
Zachery Dwigbt, 2 1/2
Remember Mother on j
Mother's Day, May 8, 1994
Say You Read it in the
< Carolina Indian Voice
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JoAnn Locklear Wins Clerk of
Court's Race-First Indian
Elected to County Wide Position
JoAnn Locfclear nude history on
Tuesday whan she became the first
Indian elected to a county wide
position She was elected Clerk of
SuperiorC ourt for Robeson County in
the democratic primary. Unofficial
votes show Locklear winning handily
over four other candidates for the
position of Clerk. She, along with two
white candidates, Martin McCall,
administrative assistant to the district
attorney and Freda Stephens, a court
reporter, and a Black, Magistrate
Lany Graham were seeking to replace
Dixie Barrington who did not seek re
? ' ? ? " '
Unofficial vote totals show
Locklear winning with 46.8 percent
of the vote. Forty percent or a vote
total is required to avoid a run off
election Locklear received 10.591
votes. McCall came in second place
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with 5, 842 votes. Stephens received
3.555 votes while Graham finished
fourth with 2.544 votes
Locklaar carried twenty seven of
the 41 precincts in the county
LocUcar attributes her success to
her experience and expertise hi the
clerk's office where she has worked
for the past twenty-seven years.
Because then is no Republican
Opposition, Locklear will assume the
duties of Clerk of Superior Court the
first of December.
In other races, newcomer Luther
Johnson Britt {D upset incumbent
district attorney Richard Townasod
Britt received 57 percent of the
total votes case. Unofficial totals show
Britt with 12.633 votes to Townsemfs
November iCwM face incumbent
Leroy Freeman
John Carter, assistant district
attorney east! v defeated Diane Phillips
for the district couit judge seat. Carter
received 70 percent of the vote. And
Douglas Yongue was elected to the
District 16 seat in the House of
Reprssntatives Incumbent House
members, Ron Sutton and Frances
Cununings were unopposed.
An Open Letter To The Lumbee
Tribe From Tribal Attorney
Ariinda Locklear
As I last reported to you, our
recogni boo bill upending in toe Senate
awaiting a vote. Based on reports
from the Majority Leaden's Office,
our bill should come up for a vote
sometime in the next two or three
weeks. There is still no definite
schedule for a vote on the bill, but
Chairman Inouye (Democrat from
Hawaii) of the Senate Committee on
Indian A flairs is pressing for a vote in
that time period. The vote on the bill
will be cloae, but we should have the
votes we need to get the bill passed.
We may not get more than two or
three days notice of the actual vote oo
the bill Such short notice means that
I would not be able to notify the entire
membership of the upcoming vote
through an open letter, but I will do
everything possible to notify
individual Lumbees of the vote so that
they can come to Washington. D C . to
watch the Senate vote on our bill if
they wish. In the meantime, L.R.D. A.
has taken actions that may affect our
bill and of which you should be aware.
In late March, L.R.D A sent letters
to Senators Helms. Faircioth, and
Inouye on our bill . These letters stated
that I was no longer the lobbyist
representing L.R.D.A on LRD A 's
recognition bill. The letter advised
the three asnttors that L.R.D.A. was
looking for a new lobbyist and, once
a new lobbyist was retained, these
senators would be advised who they
should deal with oa L.R.D.A.'i
recognition bill, lie LJLD. A plainly
described dw Ltmbee recognition bill
at m L.R.D.A. hid and plainly stated
?htflanloanerrepmeeatwiL JRO A
oaths bill. However, the letter did not
state that I ramaiaed the attorney for
the Lumbee Tribe oe the bill and
i outlawed to do whatever work is
necessary oa the bill
I have tafcad to the Senate offices
that received there letters and they
oow understand that I continue to
represent the Lumbee Tribe on the
Lumbee recognition bill. As far as 1
can tell, no other Senate offices have
received similar lettera from L R D A
But if L.R.D.A does tend similar
letters to other Senate offices, it could
very easily create enough confeston
to cost us a vote an our bill. flee?r
our vote is likely to be very close ooe
vote could make the difference
between passage and failure of our
bill. I will do everything I can to avoid
this possibility.
L.R.D.A. is also working at the
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BJ.A.) to
advance its own self-interests At the
same time it sent the letters to the
senators, it sent a similar letter to the
B.I. A. I have also reassured the B.I. A.
that I continue to represent the Lumbee
Tribe on the bill and will continue to
work for the bill's passage
In addition, tbel R DA. has hired
two NON-INDIAN lawyers based in
Washington. D?.. for the purpose of
representing it before tire B.I.A
Neither of these two lawyers has much
experience in representing Indian
tribes or Indian law. In foct. one of the
two lawyers hired by L.R.D.A.
represented the non-wan property
owners agamet the Catawba Tribe of
South Carolina in the tribe's land
claim case. Thaas two lawyers and the
Executive Director of L.R.D.A. amt
with the B I A. on Monday. May 2,
1994. to disease the issue of who
represents the Limbec Tribe
At this B.I.A. masting, the
E?.v?ri"t WrtKw -jfL f-D l wi
the two lawyers argued three points >a
the B.I.A.: flint Hisji amMtaiar rt fur
L.R.D.A. is an interim tribal
government for the Lumbee Tribe,
second, they argue! that foe B.I.A.
foouid deal withLJLD-A. as foe only
representative of die Lumber people
once the Lumbee recognition bill ?
passed, and; third, they argued dun
the B.I.A. should give L.R.D.A.
enough mooey to fond a two or three
year study on what kindof conedtudon
the Lumbee Tribe should adopt. In
other words, the Executive Director
of L.R.D.A. and its lawyers atgued
that the B.I. A. should help them step
the upcoming tribal vote oa the
proposed Lumbee constitution.
The B I.A rejected the L.R.D.A.
proposal for a two or three year study
on a Lumbee constitution and
emphasized the need for an election
of tribal leaders as soon as possible
The B.I.A. also contacted me and
asked if I would be willing to meet
with the L.R.D.A. lawyers to discuss
the termsofthe proposed constitution
I advised the B I A thai the Lumbee
Constitution Assembly had already
asked for the views of L.R.D.A. and
other Lumbee organisations on the
constitution and that I would be happy
to listen to the L R.D.A.'s lawyers'
opinkmsaswell. Thismeeting should
take place in the next two or three
In the meantime, the Lumbee
Constitution Assembly continual its
work to prepare for the vote on the
proposed constitution the week of
Lumbee homecoming If you ha t
any questions about that draft
constitution, piaaaa contact ma or fos
other technical advisers to the
CoaHimioa Assembly, Me. Ruth
i ??4Lm 0 number 321
1417 wife CywAl sU >???>? jU.U?
number 521-1131. As I stated m my
last letter, pieeae feel free to catt me
wioSpKS'fouf" Q0?VI73-3H0.
Dr. Lowry to
Dr. Earl C. Lowry. a native of
Pembroke who served in Earopr
dunng W orfdWar II and attained**
rank or colonel as a US. Army surgeon,
will be presented an honorary doctor
ofsc.enEdegtee from^Sta$E
University at its commencement
Saturday, May 7
The commencement will begin at
Education Center with a record S26
receiving degrees
As an Array colonel. Lowry was
chief of tha Professional Services
Division and chief consultant in
surgery in the Office of the Chief
Surgeon in Europe during World War
Lowry it the eon of D.F. Lowry.
who received the tint diploma from
the Indian Normal School which
evolved into PSU. D.F. Lowry was in
the L urn bee Indian patriarch who died
in 1977 at the age of 97 after being a
teacher, insurance Stan, business
manager, mail carrier, minister.
isii.ui irtJI, Civ?. .? Afc/,'-' *v ?.
Earl Lowry attended Hrp raijll
located in Old'&aifi. nowthe landmark
of PSU He was president ofhis senior
lowry then attended McKendree
College la Lebanon, HI. Afterwards
be received hit Bachelor of Science
degree in chemistry and biology from
the University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga in 1927. In 1979
McKendreeCollegeptimntedhim it
Sesquicentenninl Alumni Citation
Achievement Award of Professional
Achievement in Medicine and
Returning to Pembroke, ne taught
science m the Indian Normal School
here from 1927-29, then entered the
VaaderbUt Medical School in the Ml
of1929and earned his Medical Degree
in 1933.
Alter n four year residency at St
ThomaaHospiml* VandertMjt, Lowrv
entered the O.S. Army m a phvsu inn
in 1936. Ha Inlar graduated from the
Army Medical School in Washington.
D C., in 1931 and the Army Field
Service School, then at Carlisle, h in
1939. Ha also graduated Ann dm U S
Army Command sad General Staff
College in 1947
After retiring from the servtce.
Lowrv became president of Blue
Shield, Inc., to the state of Iowa and
the chief executive officer of that
organization there He stopped
working actively in 1970, hut remained
available as a oonsuhant for yams
__ Lowry says as a doctor he provided
medical attention to some of the
outstanding men of the World War 11
era and beyond.
A descendant of Henry Beny
Lowne, the Indian hero of Mis men
who i? depu ted in the annual outdoor
drama, "Strike mths Wind!". Lowry
has written extensively about Henry
Berry Lowne
tint Lowry rtsidee in Dm Moines.
Iowa. He ta married in the fbrmer
Olivia King of Columbia. S C. They
are parents of two dauffMan
Asked several yean ago the
highlight of his lifb, Lowry replied
The bghJightss teas I'm concerned
is coming home to Pembroke-seeing
relatives I eiyoy it-the feeling of
He*will certainly have that (bating
again as ha is honored May 7 as one of
the sooa of whom PSU inmost proud

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