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VOLUME 2 v THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1997 TWENTY-FIVE CENTS
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No. irolina General Assembly Honored and Recognized Dr. Adolph
L. i Vith Joint Resolution for Dedicated Service to Fellow Citizens
The North Carolina General
> Assembly honored the life and
memory of former House or Representatives
member. Dr. Adolph
L. Dial, at its 2:00 P.M.. session
on Tuesday. June 3. 1997. in the
House Chamber of the Legislative
Building in Raleigh.
The ceremony was in response
to a House Joint Resolution filed
by Representative Ron Sutton of
Pembroke The purpose was to
recognize and honor Dr Dial's life of
dedicated service to his community,
the Indian people and his state.
Man> Robesoninns and others
throughout the stale and nation arc
aware of the long and fruitful legacy
Dr. Dial had in Robeson County. His
biography is replete with outstanding
accomplishments in the Indian
community throughout this stale as
well as the nation
During the ceremony, seven
present members of the House of
Rcprcscnlalivcsspokc in his memory
Leading the group was representative
Ron Sutton, who succeeded,Dr
Dial in the North Carolina House of
Representatives. Representative Sutton
spoke on Adolph Dial, the man.
the Indian. Hcopcncd hisremarksby
saying "Dr. Adolph Lorenz Dial was
a public school educator, businessman.
farmer, author, college professor.
philanthropist, civic leader, politician.
and historian, but most of all
he was a Lumbcc Indian?of which
he was most proud."
Rep. Sutton then spoke of Dr
Dial's life at the University of North
Carolina at Pembroke, especially lus
founding and leading the Native
American Studies Department until
he retired HE commented on lus
dedication to his first w ife. Ruth, and
how he physical!) eared for her as her
Alzheimer's symptoms worsened
Ironically, he required similar care
in his later life and his current wife.
Harriet, and his family and friends
graciously provided it
Rep. Sutton also told of Dr Dial's
financial successes with businesses
in the Pembroke area and how he
would return most of his financial
gains back into the community to
benefit the Lumbcc people
Members of the House of Representatives
who served with former
Rep. Dial were aware of his health
problems while serving in the House
Rep: Sutton reminded them that had
he been elected when he first ran. his
service would hav e been much more
beneficial to the state and to all the
Indians of North CarolinaRep
Sutton made the members
aw are of the Mav 9. 1997 ceremony
naming the AdoiphL. Dial Humani
lies Building on the campus ofUNCPcmbrokc.
Rep Doug Yonguc spoke of
Adolph Dial, the educator HccomniciUcd
on Ins innii\ educational accomplishments
in liic public schools
and at the University. he gave a
rex icxx of the exhaustive list of educational
accomplishments of Dr
Dial
Rep Donald Bonner, a retired
education and administrator, spoke
of Adolph Dial, the humanitarian.
He stressed hoxx he was recognized
and respected by all persons of all
races in iri-racini Robeson County
and throughout the stale
Dr Dial's business talents were
stressed by Rep Dewey Hill of ColitmbusCounty
ashc spokcof Adolph
Dial, the businessman. Rep Hill had
several prior business transactions
with him when he opened the Hill's
Food Store in Pembroke. Of course.
Dr Dial ow ncd the shopping center
Rep Hill stressed his keen business
sense and talent for recognizing economic
development opportunities
within the Indian community.
Rep Da\kJRedwincof Brunswick
Counh spoke of Adolph Dial, the
legislator .md his siiiccril> and dedication
while scr\ing in the House
He. loo. remembered Ins poor health
while serving in IWI-V2
Another Democrat. Rep Fovlc
Highlowcr of Anson Count), told of
sitting dirccll) behind former Rep
Dial on the House floor and often
conferring with him on bills prior to
a vote At a lime when Dr Dial's
\ ision was waning. Rep Highlowcr
often explained the gist of a bill to
him before a vote was taken He. loo
spoke of former Rep Dial's dedication
to his personal beliefs
A final speaker was rep Maggie
JelTus. Democrat ofGnilford Count)
She told of her interaction with Dr
Dial as an educator prior to his
arrival in the House and her continued
cordial and professional relationship
with him while he was in
Raleigh
Numerous friends and relatives
observed the ccrcmonv from the
House Caller) Those present ineluded
his widow. Harriet C Dial,
his daughter Mars Doris Dial
Caplc. and Iter husband. Frank
Caple. a sister. Rosa Dial Woods
ajid her husband. Rev James H
Woods, and a sister. Grace Dial
Locklcar Several members of his
church. Prospect United mclhodist
Church, were in attendance including
his pastor. Rev Bill James
Locklcar There were several other
relatives, communitv mcmbcrsand
friendsof former Rep Dial in attendance
Although this was a Joint Resolution
between (lie House and the
Senate, the public ccrcmonv was
held inihcHouscbccnusclhaiisthc
chamber in which former Rep. Dial
served
This ccrcmonv was the second
this Session lionoripe a Robesoman
Earlier this vcar. the late former
Rcprcscnllivc Dr. Jov J Johnson of
Fairmont, was similarlv honored
bv the North Carolina General Assemblv.
.
Karl Anthony Hunt Art Exhibit Opens at Guilford
Native American Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC June 13
Greensboro? A fine art exhibit
entitled Divergent Parallels: These
Things H e llold In Common, will
open at the Guilford Native American
Association Art Gallery located
in the Greensboro Cultural Center.
This exhibit consists mainly of a
collection o^acrylic paintings and
pencil drawings by Karl Anthony
Hunt (Lumbcc). A reception to celebrate
the opening of Divergent Par
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allel.s will be held Friday. June 13.
1997 from 7-9P.M.. Kari will be on
hand to present an informal artist
talk and sign limited edition prints
Karl Anthony Hunt was born in
Robeson County in May of 1956. He
is the son of the late Charles Edward
and Clarcie Mandy Hunt. HE was
raised by his grandmother. Mrs. Lena
Jacobs, and graduated from Fairgrove
High School in 1974. He now resides
in Raynham.
Karl's work is al once simple and
complex. Some ofhis pieces demonstrate
a polished technical command
of rcalism-as in the unmistakable
lines of the representational drawing
called "Cocoon " Each stroke of the
pencil of charcoal shows a reasoned
economy, no more or less than exactly
what is necessary tocxpress the
desired form. Cocoon all but moves
in the breeze. Other pieces reveal the
death ofhis thinking about a particular
subject matter?as in the compound
levels of meaning in the transcendent
acrylic paintings called
"The Intellectual Savage" and "Manifest
Destiny: Aftermath." Here each
caress of the brush on canvas conjoins
in a union of ides and images
The viewer is compelled to stop and
ask: "What did he mean?" "What
docs it mean?" Perhaps even: "What
docs it all mean?"
Of the Divergent Parallclscollcction
of works. Karl says: "To me the
show is a reflection of things 1 have
observed and thought in my life travels.
As I meet people from other
cultures and we share our cultures
with each other, I see parallels in m>
mind 1 find that if I tell what things
mean in my culture, it has more
significance if 1 draw parallels to
other cultures. Take for example the
piece called "Reliquary."it is a painting
ofa medicine bag-a container for
sacred items in traditional Native
American culture which is in some
ways symbolizingthc reliquary casket
of the Catholic Church which
also contains sacred items." Tfiis seeing
of connectedness between different
cultures is something at which
Karl excels. He feels that people all
over the planet have much in common.
especially in terms of their
belief systems.
It is mainly in the details that the
traditional cultures of this world differ.
His artworks often suggest this
connectedness by means of the symbols
and images portrayed. But not
all of Karl's work is so serious. His
mixed-media piece, "CasinoChiefs."
shows us the lighter side. This rcwhitc-bluc-and
chrome construct
seems to poke gentle fun at profiteering
leaders whose idea of "economic
development for the tribe equates to
personal advantage for themselves."
Taken as a whole, this collection
of works announces Karl Anthony
Hunt as a growing brilliance in the
skies or Native American art. From
simple pencil and charcoal lines
masterfully arranged, to complex
portrayals of profound ideas, this
exhibit proclaims that art remains
vital ana robust in the Native communities
of North Carolina
Divergent Parallels: These Things
We Hold In Common was curate by
Lumbcc writer and art agent. Barbara
Bravcboy-Locklcar The opening
reception is free, and thcpublic is
invited to attend.
Miss Indian North Carolina. Susan
Melissa Silver, will be performing
various musical performances
during the opening. Miss Silver is a
member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe
from Hollistcr. NC.
For more information, visit the
Guilford Native American Art Gallcrv/Gin
Shop in the Greensboro
Cultural Center. 200 North Davie
Street. Greensboro. NC or call (910)
273-6605. The exhibition will be at
the GNA Art Gallery through August
31. Gallery hours arc TuesdaySaturday.
10 a.m. - 5 P.M.
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.1 portion of this article has been reprintedfrom
Hong the Robeson Trail, 'written
by l)r. Stanley Knick and previously published
in the Carolina Indian I bice.
Benefit Gospel
Sing at Sandy
Plains June 15
I .
There will be benefit gospel sing
at Saudv Plains United Methodist
Church on June 15 at 6: Jll P M The
singing will beheld to raise funds Tor
the Mission Building Project for the
Bolivian Work Team For more informal
ion on the singing or to make
donations, von ntav call 521-Xnoo
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In the Armed Forces
Air Force Cadet Art T Locklcar
lias graduated from the U .S. Air Force
Academy. Colorado Spring. Colo.,
with a bachelor of science degree a nd
received a commission as a second
lieutenant
The stafT and faculty of the Air
Force Academy. a four-year military
institution, arc charged with developing
and inspiring future air and
space leaders with a v ision for tomorrow.
During their stmt, cadets received
instruction, education, training and
experience m academics, military
training" athletic conditioning, and
spiritual and ethical development
needed as future career officers in the
Air Force
The new lieutenant is scheduled
to attend undergraduate pilot training
at Columbus Air Force Base.
Columbus. Miss.
Locklcar is the son of Harold B
Locklcar of Rural Route 3. Maxlon.
He is a I'M I graduate of Purncll
Svvctt High School. Pembroke, and a
1992 graduate ofNew Mexico Military
Institute. Rosvvcll
benefit Singing
Planned at New
Prospect Church
On June 29th at 6:30 p.m. New
Prospect Methodist Church will host
a benefit singing featuring the following
groups: Blood Bought. Felix
Deal Family. Recd\ Branch Drama
Team, and the Union Chapel Trio,
Come and bring a friend!
f Carolina Indian l'oice\
To Subscribe Call
I (910) 521-2826. J
Holmes Receives Aviation Medicine
Award for Achievement and Excellence
Jon I.. Jordan, M.I), (left), Federal Air Surgeon, is shown presenting
award to ('harles M. Holmes, Supervisor f the Medical Records at the
Federal Aviation Administration
Charles M Holmes of Oklahoma has been selected by the Office of
Aviation Medicine Awards Panel as the 1997 winner ofthc Administrative
Excellence Award He was honored at an awards ceremony April 2.1 at the
Washington National Hilton Hotel in Arlington. Virginia. The Ceremony
was the Fifth Annual Wards Program of the Office of Aviation Medicine
The presentation was made by Jon L. Jordan. M.D., Federal Air Surgeon
, Charles "Chuck" Homes is the superv isor of the Medical Records and
Correspondence Sections of the Acromcdical Certification Division. He
has held this position for 17 years. As supervisor of Medical Records, he is
responsible for the maintenance of some 2.000,000 medical records of all
U.S. civil airmen This maintenance includes establishing new records,
adding new information to existing records, retrieving and filing records
when needed for certification, making duplicate records, destroying outdated
records, and storing inactive records These records arc in various
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combinations of paper, microfiche, and electronic form As superv isor of
the Correspondence Section. Holmes is responsible for the production of
70^000 pieces of Correspondence Sections. He has diligently developed
effective systems and implemented new technology, to continually improve
the administrative handling of records and correspondence
About three years ago, following discussions with Drs. Borcn and
Carpenter. Holmes began pursuing the possibility of optical electronic
imaging of the medical records. He arranged for various vendors to come
and demonstrate their imaging and storage cquipmcnUo Division management.
He helped develop a plan for presentation of a proposal to convert his
records to full electronic form. Following approval of the imaging project.
Holmes has been an integral part of the implementation process, meeting
with the computer team almost daily to work through various issues His indepth
knowledge if the current records system, his understanding of the
various interrelations between his section and the review process, and his
undying enthusiasm for the imaging project have made this process flow
very smoothly. He has caused the entire division to look forward with
anticipation to the final implementation of the system.
The new imaging system will eliminate "lost" records Any number of
Office of Aviation medicine employees will be able to use the same record
at the same time. Duplication of records w ill only require a few key strokes
Homes is retired as Master Sergeant with the USAF. He graduated from
Magnolia High School in 1954 and serv ed with distinction w ith the United
States Air Force from 1954 until 19790
He is married to the former Shclvic J Emanuel
He began his second career in 1980 w ith the Federal Aviation Administration
He serves there as Supervisor. Medical Records. Technician/
Medical Records Custodian.
Holmes' community activities include serving as a Sunday school
teacher, lay preacher, lay scripture reader, and financial supporter of the
Feed the Children Ministries He enjoys grandparcnling his five energetic
Srnndchildrcn in Oklahoma and does not gel to visil enough with his
aughtcr. son-in-law and two grandchildren in Myrtle Bench. SC
In addition to his busy work schedule, often involving 9-It) hour
workdays. communities activities, hobbies and grandparcnling. Holmes
fulfilled a promise to his mother. Mary Belle Locklcar Holmes, made when
he enlisted in the Air Force in 1954 thai he would go to college one day 41
years later, in May 1995. he received an Associate Degree. Liberal Arts
History Major
Hoimcs plans to continue college studies working toward a degree in
Native American Studies as well as representing the l.umbce Indian Tribe
as a good will ambassador in all his endeavors
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H & SCharters and Tours
Plans Trip to Baltimore
Pow Wow & Inner Harbor
HAS Charters and lours in
L.umbcrton will conduct a tour to the
1907 Pow Wow in Baltimore and a
lour of the Inner Harbor August 2224
The lour will leave Lumbcrton.
NC for Baltimore. MD al 5 a m on
August 22 Departure will be from
a designated area (making necessary
slops for food and rest along the
way) Upon arrival, guest will check
into the Holiday Inn Express on
Bloomficld Avenue (41 0-646-1700)
for two nights
The tour w ill leas e the hotel for a
great and exciting lime at the Pow
Wow where guests will cam more
about Indian heritage, native dancing.
Indian artifacts! and crafts
The tour will also includeas isit to
the National Aquarium of Baltimore
where guest can immerse in a world
of gent-tone fish and graceful dolphins
come face to face with a brilliant
array of more than VtKMt crca
lures from around (lie world, including
Blue Crabs. Rockfislt. and Poison-dart
frogs The Aquarium's two
spectacular structure scontain more
than two million gallons of water
There arc ntorc than lot) shops and
rcslauranlsjusl a stroll awa> Trout the
Aquarium and there boai rids arc
also available.
August 23 w ill be spent at the Pow
Wow and the Aquarium
Departure from Bait imore to t.umbcrton
w ill begin at X a in August 24
Time of approval home is approximate^
XP M
Price for this tour includes transporlalion.
two nights lodging.
Aquarium and Inner Harbor. Pow
Wow and Insurance
Price per person is $130.00 with
four people lot he room triple is
$140; double is $156
For ntorc information contact
Margaret Canadv 'JIO-6IH-.5.S33
    

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