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[SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1972 PAGE 5 Cr n NEIL McCORMACK FAMILY enter- the fourth annual Pow-Wow. Pic- left are Tommy Allen McCormick ~, plays the piano, and mandalin; McCormick. Their son, Nealie ok, who plays the bass fiddle, was when the picture was made. THE FOURTH ANNUAL CREEK INDIAN POW-WOW in Florala on Beautiful Lake Jackson was a two day affair this year. Things got underway Friday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m. with a welcome address by Florala City Councilman F. L. "Shug" Cannon on behalf of Mayor Carious Buffalow. This was followed by danc- ing and picking and singing by Neil McCormick and his band from Nashville, Tennessee and DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Also, there was another performing group from the famed Grand Ole Opera. The aboved mentioned groups gave a concert on Friday night at Florala's new National Guard Armory which was said to have been thoroughly enjoyed by those attending. The groups did not charge for their service so all donations were clear profit for the Creek Indian Council seeking enough funds to begin building the proposed Council House-Museum type structure planned for Florala. Saturday, May 27, was a day filled with speaking by State Representative Harold Wise of Kinston; the crowning of a beauti- ful Princess; dancing by the Hedapeada Creek Indian Dancers of Atmore, Alabama, and the "Wind Star" Indian Troop of Pensa- cola, Florida; more old-time singing, fiddling, and merry-making by the Grand Ole Opra stars; story-telling byChief of the Eastern Creeks, Arthur Turner of Paxton, Florida, and a visitor from Atmore, and best of all - plenty of good food and drink spread at noon for all to'enjoy. Chief Turner ask all to start planning now for an even bigger and better celebration the 4th Saturday in May, 1973. BRUCE VICKERY, Junior Dance Champ of Poarch demonstrates and proves his ability with an exhibition for on-lookers. His costume was a beautiful array of color with bells jingling and drums tum-tumming. 3 FOR THE ANNUAL POW-WOW on Saturday, May 27, re Chief of the Eastern Creeks Arthur Turner of Paxton; Don Mc- Councilman, DeFuniak Springs, V. R. Stewart, Vice-Chief, Pen- )la; H. M. Stewart, Chaplain, Pensacola; Wesley Thomley (The iCine Man), Councilman, Pensacola, and O. R. Turner, Council- of New Harmony. i: i~ii!i~ JACQUELINE LINTON COLLINS crowd with her Indian dancing ern day version jazz-type dance Indian accompaniment. She is of the "Wind Star" Indian Troop of ~osed of herself, Little Raven Little Fawn Angela Hart," Dancing and drummers, Golden Dawn nnton Collins, and Silver Star Gay- THE HEDAPEADA CREEK INDIAN DANCERS of Atmore (from left) are Bruce Vickery, Junior Dance Champ of Creek Indian Nation East of the Mississippi, Arnold Vickery, Douglas Daughtry, Nathan Martin, Dennie Vickery, Phillip Martin, Daniel McGhee, Nelson Mar- tin, and Bill Smith who sponsors and advises the group. Smith also adds to the gaiety of their authenic dances with his Indian yelps and war whoops. He is a Councilman from Poarch, Florida. MRS. LOREE WALLACE, Senior Princess for 1971-72, at left, and Chief Arthur Turner of Paxton had the honor of crowning the beautiful Princess for 1972-73 and the runner-up. Pictured from left are Mrs. Wallace; Princess Debbie Newton, age 17, of McDavid, Florida, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John !. New- ton; Miss Sandra Nell Renfroe, first runner-up, age 14, of Headland, Alabama, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Renfroe; Miss Kay Rackley, 2nd runner-up, age 14, of Albany, Georgia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rackley, and Chief Turner. .... .~ . NElL McCORMICK ~,~go~ AND DON MclN- TOSH listen as ChiefArthur Turner tells his version of the history of Beautiful Lake Jackson.