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Alabama State College. Montgomery, Ala. BELFORD V. LAWSON, JR. General Counsel 2001 Uth, N. W.. Washington. D. C. LAY MEMBERS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Edward W Brooke, 1262 Hamlin Street, N. E., Washington, D. C.; Thomas Kelley. Wilberforce University. Wilberforce. Ohio: James H. Robinson. 850 East Forty-Ninth Place. Los Angeles, California. BELFORD V LAWSON, JR. Chairman, Chapter Housing Commission 2001 11th St., N. W., Washington, D. C HOWARD H


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4 D E L T A — T i l l o t s o n College. A u s t i n . T e x a s ; P r e s i d e n t , S a m u e l Fuller; Secretary, J o s e p h B. Bracy. 5 E P S I L O N — U n i v e r s i t y of M i c h i g a n , A n n Arbor, Mich.; P r e s i dent, Watson Young, 210 G l e n n St.; S e c r e t a r y , P e t e r J. Carter, No. 2 Adams House. 6 Z E T A — Y a l e U n i v e r s i t y , New H a v e n , C o n n e c t i c u t ; P r e s . S e c . Dr. R. S. F l e m i n g , 216 D w i g h t S t . 7. E T A — C o l u m b i a U n i v e r s i t y , S t . L a w r e n c e , B r o o k l y n , C C., S t . J o h n U n i v e r s i t y , B r o o k l y n , New Y o r k C i t y ; P r e s i d e n t , M a c C. Davies, 79 S t . N i c h o l a s P l a c e , N. Y. C ; S e c r e t a r y , L u c i u s C. W a t s o n , 35 W e s t 110th S t r e e t , N. Y. C. 8. T H E T A — U n i v e r s i t y of C h i c a g o , C h i c a g o , I l l i n o i s ; P r e s i d e n t , R o b e r t W. H a r r i s o n , 740 E. M a r q u e t t e R o a d ; S e c r e t a r y , F r a n k A. B a n k s , 740 E. M a r q u e t t e R o a d . 9. I O T A — A t l a n t a , G e o r g i a ; T o b e s e t u p . 16. K A P P A — O h i o S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y , C o l u m b u s , O h i o ; P i e s i d e n t , F o w l e r A. B r i g g s ; Secretary, G e r a l d G. H a s k e l l , 7bO M I . Vernon, Columbus. Ohio. .„. 11. M U — U n i v e r s i t y of M i n n e s o t a , Minneapolis, Minnesota, P r e s i d e n t , J o h n R. L a w r e n c e , 947 I g l e h a r t Ave., S t . P a u l , M i n n . . S e c r e t a r y , J o h n M. P a t t o n , 954 S t . A n t h o n y Ave., S t . Paul, Minn. _ „ _ , _ , , . 12. N U — L i n c o l n U n i v e r s i t y , Pa., P r e s i d e n t , G r a n t S. S h o c k l e y , Secretary, Woodson Hopewell, Lincoln University. 13. X I — W i l b e r f o r c e U n i v e r s i t y , O h i o ; P r e s i d e n t , C h a r l e s S p l v e y ; S e c r e t a r y , T h o m a s Kelley, W i l b e r f o r c e U n i v e r s i t y . 14. O M I C R O N — P i t t s b u r g h , Pa., P r e s i d e n t , P a u l L. J o n e s , 228 W e s t 1 4 t h , H o m e s t e a d . Pa.; S e c r e t a r y M c D o n a l d W i l l i a m s , 201 M i c h i g a n A v e n u e , B e t s h o o v e r , P i t t s , P a . 15. P I — W e s t e r n R e s e r v e , C l e v e l a n d , O h i o ; President, Samuel W a d e , 2285 E a s t 8 9 t h S t r e e t ; S e c r e t a r y , J o s e p h D. S m i t h , 2813 C e n t r a l A v e n u e , N. 584. 16. R H O — G r a d u a t e G r o u p , P h i l a d e l p h i a , Pennsylvania; Pres. Dr. W. P . J e r r i c k , 1843 C h r i s t i a n St.; C. Sec. Dr. O. W i l s o n W i n t e r s , 28 C u r r e n A r c a d e ; F . Sec. N o r r i s t o w n , Pa.; F . Sec. Dr. P e r c y I. Bowser, 5344 R a c e S t . 17. S I G M A — H a r v a r d University, Boston, Mass., President, Thomas A. C e n t e r , 54 M t . P l e a s a n t St., N. C a m b r i d g e , Mass., S e c r e t a r y , J u l i a n C. B r a n k e r , 11 W a u m b e c k St., R o x bury. Mass 18. T A U — U n i v e r s i t y of I l l i n o i s , C h a m p a i g n - U r b a n a . 111.; P r e s i dent, James J. S e a b e r r y ; Secretary, N a t h a n i e l B. Green, 1301 W. C l a r k S t r e e t , U r b a n a . 19. U P S I L O N — U n i v e r s i t y of K a n s a s , Kansas, State Teachers College, E m p o r i a , K a n s a s ; K a n s a s S t a t e College of A g r i c u l t u r e & Applied Sciences, M a n h a t t a n , Kansas, Lawrence, K a n s a s ; P r e s i d e n t , R a l p h R o g e r s , S e c r e t a r y , Cecil F l o r e n c e , 1101 M i s s i s s i p p i S t r e e t . 20 P H I — O h i o U n i v e r s i t y , A t h e n s , O h i o ; P r e s . J o h n W. G a s a w a y ; Sec. W a l t e r B . Allen, 155 W. W a s h i n g t o n S t . 21. C H I — M e h a r r y M e d i c a l College, N a s h v i l l e , T e n n . , P r e s i d e n t , W a l d e n s e C. N i x o n ; S e c r e t a r y , D o n a l d M. C a r e y , 1613 Jefferson Street. 22. P S I — U n i v e r s i t y of P e n n s y l v a n i a , T e m p l e U n i v e r s i t y , P h i l a d e l p h i a , Pa.; P r e s i d e n t , F r a n k l i n M o r r i s , 1519 P a g e S t r e e t W e s t : S e c r e t a r y , R o b e r t P o i n d e x t e r , 2128 C h r i s t i a n S t r e e t . 23. ALPHA A L P H A — U n i v e r s i t y of C i n c i n n a t i , C i n c i n n a t i C o l lege of P h a r m a c v . M i a m i U n i v e r s i t y , C i n c i n n a t i , O h i o ; P r e s i d e n t J o h n W . F l e m i n g , 1532 L i n n S t r e e t ; S e c r e t a r y , S a u l S. S a n f o r d . 747 C l a r k S t r e e t . 24. ALPHA B E T A — T a l l a d e g a College, T a l l a d e g a , Ala.; Presid e n t , G e o r g e E. Lee; S e c r e t a r y , A n d r e w B . R a n d a l l . Corr e s p o n d i n g Secretary, E r m a n W. Edgecombe, Talladega. 25. ALPHA G A M M A — B r o w n U n i v e r s i t y , P r o v i d e n c e , R h o d e I s l a n d ; I N A C T I V E — A d d r e s s J o s e p h G. L e C o u n t , 42 W e s t m i n ster St. 26. ALPHA D E L T A — U n i v e r s i t y of S o u t h e r n C a l i f o r n i a , Los A n geles, Calif., P r e s i d e n t , H e n r y F e l t e n b e r g , 1286 S. S e r r a n o ; S e c r e t a r y . E d w a r d Y o r k . 1286 S. S e r r a n o A v e n u e . 27. ALPHA E P S I L O N — U n i v e r s i t y of C a l i f o r n i a , B e r k e l e y , C a l i f o r n i a : P r e s . M. R o b i n s o n B a k e r , 929 M a g n o l i a S t r e e t , O a k land, California: S e c r e t a r y . G e o r g e E. Bvas, 2844 G r a n t S t r e e t : Cor. S e c r e t a r y , M e l v i n C. A u s t i n , 1518 R u s s e l l S t .

Chairman, Budget Committee

Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina



Howard University, Washington, D. C. JEWELS Dr. Henry A. Callis, 2306 E St., N. E., Washington, D. C.i Nathaniel A Murray, 150 You Street, N. W., Washington, D. C ; Vertner W. Tandy, 221 West 139th St., New York, N. Y.; George B. Kelly, l-113th Street, Troy, New York. •Charles H. Chapman—*Roy H. Ogle—«James H. Morton—•Deceased. REGIONAL DIRECTORS WESTERN JURISDICTION—Bert A. McDonald, Vice-President; Tolly W. Harris, 119 N. Greenwood Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Walter M. Booker. Prairie View College, Prairie View, Texas; Ulysses S. Taylor, Samuel Huston College, Austin. Texas; Bernard E. Squires, 326 Railway Exchange. Seattle, Washington; James P. Johnston, 326 Twenty-Third Avenue, N., Seattle, Washington; Jack Terry, 11627 Bandera Avenue, Los Angeles, California. SOUTHERN JURISDICTION—Ferdinand L. Rousseve, Vice-President; Clinton L. Blake, 1415 Beattie's Ford Road, Charlotte, North Carolina; Benjamin F. Scott, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia; Stenson E. Broaddus, Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Kentucky. EASTERN JURISDICTION—Roger F. Gordon, Vice-President; John M. Moore, Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia; G. A. Galvin, 216 W. State Street, Ithaca, New York; Frank Morris, Jr., 1519 Page Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; William J. Parks, Jr., 1917 3rd Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. MIDWESTERN JURISDICTION—John W. Fleming, Vice-President; John R. Lawrence, Jr., 947 Iglehart Avenue, St. Paul. Minnesota; J. R. Lillard, 2547 Tracy Avenue. Kansas City, Missouri; Attorney Charles F. Lane, 417 East 47th Street, Chicago, Illinois.


1 ALPHA—Cornell University, Ithaca, New Y o r k ; P r e s i d e n t , ' D r G A G a l v i n , 216 W. S t a t e S t r e e t ; S e c r e t a r y , D r . A l b e r t P . J o h n s o n . 216 W. S t a t e S t r e e t . „ _ _ . « „ 2 BETA—Howard University, W a s h i n g t o n , D. C ; P r e s i d e n t , ' A r t h u r P . C a r t e r ; S e c r e t a r y , N. A l a n H a r r i s , 1917 3 r d S t r e e t , N W 3 G A M M A — V i r g i n i a U n i o n U n i v e r s i t y ; R i c h m o n d , Va.; P r e s i d e n t , E. D. M c C r e a r y , Jr., S e c r e t a r y , P e r c y P a t r i c k s , V i r g i n i a


V i r g i n i a S t a t e College, I n s t i t u t e , W e s t Va ; P r e s i d e n t , L a w r e n c e N. J o n e s ; S e c r e t a r y , G a r l a n R. Als t o n , W e s t Va. S t a t e College. 29. ALPHA E T A — H a r v a r d U n i v e r s i t y , C a m b r i d g e , M a s s a c h u s e t t s ; INACTIVE. 30 ALPHA T H E T A — U n i v e r s i t y of I o w a , I o w a City, I o w a ; P r e s l . d e n t , J a m e s P e o p l e s ; S e c r e t a r y , A. Low; C. S e c r e t a r y , G e o r g e R. R a g l a n d , Jr., 818 S o u t h D u b u q u e S t r e e t . 31 ALPHA I O T A — U n i v e r s i t y of C o l o r a d o , D e n v e r , Colo., P r e s l d e n t H o w a r d J e n k i n s , Jr., 3131 G i l p i n St., S e c r e t a r y , J o h n W a l l a r , 2606 G i l p i n S t . 32 ALPHA K A P P A — S p r i n g f i e l d College, A m h e r s t College, A m h e r s t . Mass., Springfield, M a s s a c h u s e t t s ; Sec. Eric Headley, S p r i n g f i e l d College. 33 ALPHA M U — N o r t h w e s t e r n University, Evanston, Illinois; P r e s i d e n t . W i l l i a m B . P o l l a r d , S e c r e t a r y W i l l i a m C. P y a n t , 1930 B r o w n A v e n u e . 34 ALPHA N U — I o w a S t a t e College, Drake University, Des M o i n e s , I o w a , A m e s , I o w a ; P r e s . S. M. Riley, J r . ; Sec. C h a r l e s P H o w a r d , 515 M u l b e r r y St., Des M o i n e s , I o w a . 35 ALPHA X I — U n i v e r s i t y of W a s h i n g t o n , S e a t t l e , W a s h i n g t o n ; P r e s i d e n t , J a m e s P . J o h n s o n , 928 31st St., S e a t t l e , W a s h i n g t o n ; S e c r e t a r y , R o b e r t B . P i t t s , 326 23rd A v e n u e , N o r t h 36 ALPHA O M I C R O N — J o h n s o n C. S m i t h U n i v e r s i t y , C h a r l o t t e N C ; President. Horace Davenport; Secretary, T. Wilkins Davis, J o h n s o n C. S m i t h U n i v e r s i t y . 37 ALPHA P I — L O U I S V I L L E MUNICIPAL COLLEGE, Louisville K e n t u c k y ; P r e s i d e n t , R o b e r t C r a w f o r d , 2512 W. W a l n u t S t r e e t ; S e c r e t a r y , J u l i u s L. G r e e n e , 1810 W . C h e s t n u t S t r e e t . 38. ALPHA R H O — M o r e h o u s e College, Ga.; P r e s i d e n t , B e n j a m i n B u l l o c k , S e c r e t a r y , C l a r e n c e W i l l i a m s , M o r e h o u s e College, 39. ALPHA S I G M A — W i l e y College, B i s h o p College, M a r s h a l l , T e x a s ; P r e s i d e n t , J a m e s C. W a l l a c e , Jr., S e c r e t a r y , K e r v e n W. C a r t e r , Wiley College. 40 ALPHA T A U — U n i v e r s i t y of A k r o n , O h i o ; P r e s i d e n t , A t t o r ney Artee Fleming, 22 W e s t M a r k e t S t r e e t , A k r o n , O h i o ; S e c r e t a r y , H e r b e r t T. B r a c k e n , 385 W e l l i n g t o n . 41 ALPHA U P S I L O N — C i t y College D e t r o i t , D e t r o i t , M i c h i g a n ; P r e s i d e n t N o r m a n T a b o r , 2001 C h e s t n u t S t r e e t ; C. S e c r e t a r y , Llovd G. R i c h a r d s , 6264 E p w o r t h . 42 ALPHA P H I — C l a r k U n i v e r s i t y , A t l a n t a , G e o r g i a : P r e s . E d ' w a r d M c G o w e n : S e c . J o h n T. M i m s . C l a r k U n i v e r s i t y . 43 ALPHA C H I — F i s k U n i v e r s i t y , N a s h v i l l e , T e n n . ; P r e s i d e n t , J o h n W. P a r k e r ; S e c r e t a r y . R o s c o e B r y a n t . 44 ALPHA P S I — L i n c o l n U n i v e r s i t y , Jefferson City, M i s s o u r i ; P r e s i d e n t . J a m e s Lee H u n t ; S e c r e t a r y , J a m e s J o n e s , L i n coln University. 45 BETA A L P H A — M o r g a n College. B a l t i m o r e . Md.; P r e s i d e n t , ' W i l l i a m T C a i n , 1621 1 2 t h S t r e e t , N. W., W a s h i n g t o n , D. C ; S e c r e t a r y S i m o n C a r t e r , 515 N. S h r o e d e r S t r e e t . 46 B E T A B E T A — U n i v e r s i t y of N e b r a s k a , C r e i g h t o n U n i v e r s i t y , Municipal University, Lincoln, Nebraska, President, Gaines T Braford. 1952 T. S t r e e t . L i n c o l n . N e b r a s k a ; Secretary, H a r o l d Biddi'-x. 2225 S. S t r e e t , L i n c o l n , N e b r a s k a . 47 B E T A G A M M A — V i r g i n i a S t a t e College, E t t r l c k , Va.; P r e s i d e n t Jefferson F. B r y a n t : S e c r e t a r y . S i n c l a i r J e t e r . 48 BETA D E L T A — S t a t e College, O r a n g e b u r g , S. O ; P r e s i d e n t , F r a n k Lloyrt: S e c r e t a r y . M. R. F l i n t . S t a t e College. 49 B E T A E P S I L O N — A g r i c u l t u r a l a n d T e c h n i c a l College. G r e e n s boro North Carolina: President. Clinton Etheridge, Secret a r y E a r l H o l l a n d , A. & T. College. 50 B E T A Z E T A — S a m u e l H u s t o n College, A u s t i n , T e x a s ; P r e s l d e n t . M a c e o D. P e m b r o k e : S e c r e t a r y , W e l d o n K. G r o v e s , S a m u e l H u s t o n College, A u s t i n . T e x a s . 51 BETA E T A — S o u t h e r n I l l i n o i s T e a c h e r s College, C a r b o n d a l e , 111 P r e s i d e n t . C h a r l e s E. J o n e s , 211 N. W a l l ; Secretary, Gaffney T a y l o r , Colp, I l l i n o i s . 52. B E T A T H E T A — B l u e f l e l d S t a t e T e a c h e r s College, Bluefleld, W . Va.; P r e s i d e n t , A l o n z o D e s k i n s , Jr., S e c r e t a r y , E u g e n e F i e l d , S t a t e T e a c h e r s College. 53 B E T A I O T A — W e s t e r n S t a t e T e a c h e r s College. K a l a m a z o o , M i c h i g a n : P r e s . H a c k l e v E. W o o d f o r d , 114 N. P a r k St.,; Sec. J o h n T. T a n l e y . 1331 W . M i c h i g a n . 54. B E T A KAPPA—SLangston U n i v e r s i t y , Langston. Oklahoma; President. J a m e s H a t c h e t t ; Secretayr, H a m i l t o n V a u g h a n . 55 BETA M U — K e n t u c k y S t a t e College, F r a n k f o r d , Ky.; P r e s i dent. Sbelev Lynem, S e c r e t a r y N a t h a n i e l L. S h i e l d s , K y . S t a t e College. . - ••» _ 56 B E T A N U — F l o r i d a A. & M. College: P r e s i d e n t . Oliver H. J o n e s : S e c r e t a r y , J a m e s M . Y o u n g , F l o r i d a A. & M.

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September, 1941


Western Regional Confer ence At Wiley College

Delegates and visitors to the Western Regional Conference at Wiley College, Marshall, Texas, this past spring, they came from as far west as Los Angeles, California, home of the presiding Western Vice-President, Attorney Bert A. McDona l d ; and Executive Councilman J nines Robinson, J r . ; and as far east as Washington, D. C , home of General Secretary, Joseph H. B. Evans. . Left to right, front row:—Jack Terry, California, Undergraduate Regional Director; James C. Wallace, Jr., president

of Alpha Sigma, host chapter; A. Maceo Smith, Dallas, Texas, Walter M. Booker, Prairie View College, Graduate Regional Director of T e x a s ; Bert A. McDonald, Los Angeles, First Vice President, Alpha Phi Alpha; Joseph II. B. Evans, W a s h ington, I). C , General Secretary, James Robinson, Jr., Los Angeles, member of Executive Council; Grant Franklin, Undergraduate Director of Oklahoma. Second r o w : Kerven W . Carter behind (Brother Evans), Secretary of Regional Convention.

Three General Officers at Western Regional Beginning on May 9 and going through the 11th the Southwestern Regional Convention was held on the Wiley College campus. Alpha Sigma Chapter spared no pains in seeing to it that everything was in tip-top shape and that all visiting brothers were well taken care of. Registration for the Convention began on Friday evening, May 9, and on that same night the Convention was entertained by the Wiley College D r a matics Club in a play, "Lena Rivers," which was indeed appreciated. At 10:30 p. m. after the play, a Smoker was held and lasted until 11:45. Then the Alpha brothers were guests to the German-Greek Pan-Hellenic dance which began at 12:01 a. m . Saturday morning.

In full swing the Convention opened Saturday morning with registration from 9:00 a. m. to 9:45 a. m . The opening session began at 10:00, with the First Vice President in charge. The theme of the meeting was 'Alpha Phi Alpha and the Present C r i s i s . ' There were two sessions held, an afternoon and a morning. Both sessions were full of life and the true spirit of Alpha Phi Alpha was evidenced. Our Convention took on characteristics of a General Convention, having such brothers present as Brother Bert A . McDonald, First Vice President; Brother J o s . H . B . Evans, General Secretary; Brother Walter M . Booker, Graduate Regional Director of Texas, and Brother Gerens, both of whom are faculty members of the P r a i -

rie View State College, Prairie View, T e x a s ; Brother Lamar Harrison, President of Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma; and Brother James Robinson, J r . , Executive Councilman from Los Angeles, California. Brother Doctor Tollye H a r r i s , Graduate Regional Director of Oklahoma, was unable to be present because of illness. Brother Squires, Graduate Regional Director of Northwestern Region, was unable to be with us because of uncontrollable circumstances. Undergraduate Regional Directors in attendance were Brother Jack Terry of Los Angeles, California, and Grant F r a n k lin of Langston University, Oklahoma. Undergraduate Regional Directors Johnston of Washington and Taylor ( T u r n to P a g e 14)

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EDITORIALS A VOICE FROM THE WILDERNESS By Dr. Reid E. Jackson The pre-emptory dismissal of certain officials in the University system, coupled with inane utterances against the Julius Rosenwald Fund. by the race baiting governor of Georgia constitute not so bold effrontery against democratic education as a challenge to such process. Well-deserved, then, are the many tirades now being heaped upon the heads of this southern gentleman! While many of these denunciations have been so complete as to preclude reiteration, there are yet other implications which demand exposition. Rather peculiar is it how the shoe hurts when slipped on the other foot! Even as the Georgia executive decries wildly the mere thought of intermingling, in an educational situation, between the two races, the critical person can hardly overlook the fact that even now—and for a long time since—Negro and White have labored side by side as teachers in the Negro separate schools of Georgia. And, in some instances, they have even lived together! Why, then should this bourbonist lament a situation which has long existed as part of the fabric of southern society? Could it be that circumvention of prescribed mores, by a majority-group member, goes by with little or no notice? Any careful analysis of the foregoing practice would evince the realization that democracy is being mocked. If white teachers can serve in Negro schools; by the same token, Negro teachers, with the proper preparation, should be abls to give instruction in White schools. Again, if white teachers are to be permitted in Negro schools, their basic qualification should be an ability and preparation to teach rather than the hue of the skin. In fact, the most desirable procedure would be to maintain a mixed faculty for a mixed student-body. This of course, is inimical to the pattern of Race relations in the south, and other sections, for that matter! Such condition, though, does not negate the fact that believers' in true democracy can and should strive insistently to render this ideal less than Utopian. Practical intelligence should dictate that realization of this ideal be sought first in the most liberal areas. And, even here, the task would assume difficult proportions. The ultimate goal, nontheless, should remain as gradual induction of Negro teachers into all schools. Not only should we endeavor to get Negro teachers into those

public schools populated largely by white pupils, but also should we seek to place Negro scholars on the faculties of eminent white universities, whenever it is at all possible. Doubtless a more appreciative and respectful attitude of the Negro, especially in regard to his mental ability, would be achieved through this medium, and young white students would be made to realize that we have other than Joe Louis within our ranks. How can we place Negro teachers on the faculties of white institutions, you no doubt will be asking? The answer, to be truthful, is not so easily forthcoming. Particular techniques must be evolved for specific situations. This undoubtedly, would call for intelligent planning and cooperative action In general, though, it would seem that the ballot affords a formidable weapon. A political bloc, moreover, should be consolidated and seek for the basic improvement of the Negro as a total minority group rather than exploit the group interests to the personal aggrandizement of a malevolent few. In such manner, perhaps, sufficient pressure might be brought to bear so as to result in the appointment of Negro teachers within the desired situations. Those of us who are familiar with the Georgia "blitzkrieg" will recall the loud partings of Georgia's titular head to the effect that "foreigners" were not needed for prosecution of an educational program in that state and consequently should be expelled. "More," he exhorts, are bound to follow! "What this champion of provincialism forgets is that much of the financial support of Georgia's once-archaic public-school system has been gained through the donation of private philanthrophy—those self-same agencies which he now berates! Ironically as the "people's choice" pounds his chest with clenched fists and declaims abroad that his commonwealth needs no aid from the outside world, his benefactors— private philanthrophy are quietly withdrawing that assistance which has greatly richened the corpuscles in the blood system of Georgia education. How at the same time can our "hero" explain the fact that educational expenditures in Georgia, despite outside aid, have been consistently near the bottom of the list and the fact that Georgia continually petitions, with widely outstretched arms for federal aid? This is a conundrum well worth consideration. The solution, however need not be so difficult. A democracy can not nurture discrete elements. On the other hand, it must sponsor the integration and sharing of activities by diverse elements; and, no matter how one may attempt to isolate himself from the societal group, the repercussion

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THE ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY Editorial From Chicago Defender, May 24, 1941

The undergraduate chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Illinois university made history last week when officials of the institution presented members of this fraternity with the highly prized trophy for scholarship. The award was made because of the 58 Greek letter fraternities on the Illinois campus, the Alphas maintained the highest scholarship average. It is the first time that a Negro fraternity has won such a distinction. For many years Negro fraternities were denied official recognition by the officials of white colleges and universities. The reason most commonly advanced was their inability to meet the scholastic requirements that would entitle them to the recognition sought by them. The situation is changing. It is changing because of the emphasis placed by those fraternities themselves on higher grade of academic performance by their members than had been required in the past. This is encouraging, for many people unfamiliar with the history and rituals of college fraternities had come to regard them as unnecessary evils, as groups of students who banded themselves into a mystic society where the emphasis was on good clothes, bad gin and scandalous behavior. That the undergraduate chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Illinois should be the first to lead its members into a more rigorous disciplining of their intellectual powers, is worthy of public notice. Observe well that the award was not made on the basis of racial identity. It was made on the basis of scholarship. The students who made it possible for this signal honor to be conferred on their fraternity are: Cary B Lewis Robert Claybrooks James Seaberry Christopher Howard Edward Gayles Bill Brown Emmett Simms Richard Alexander C. H. Bowman Bill Rhodes Charles McGee Franklin Gayles To them and to the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the Chicago Defender extends its felicitations.

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always be attendant upon us. This the Georgia governor, no doubt, is fast discovering. Academic freedom cannot be so easily abridged! A demo-


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cratic press cannot be muzzled! A few hirelings cannot wholly be depended upon to offset the will of the mass of people! Grievous indeed is the case of antebellum Negro college president, who aspires to speak for the majority of Negroes in Georgia. Little does he, or the governor, realize that such action would be the spark to kindle a conflagration that would sweep much before it that, otherwise, might be left untouched! Yes, democratic education has been dealt a stunning blow; and, it must fight back not so much by restoring those who have been unjustly removed to their former posts as by probing into and revamping the context of a social order which, after all, made such action possible. Democracy, to be categorical, has never existed in the full sense of the term. Yet, we would be weak-kneed to avow that a democracy is unattainable. True, indeed, we have been moving towards the ideal; but, we have marched only to a position where we must assault the citadel on higher ground. Success in such effort, depends immeasureably upon the Negro. He, along with other minorities, must insist and work intelligently for full integration into the many aspects of democratic life in America. This is portent for the education of the Negro—whether in normal times or that of national defense. Here again, then we enter a plea that development of the ability to evolve and apply techniques of minority group strategy is the major responsibility of the Negro separate school and its allied agencies. Dare we accept this challenge ?

AMERICA ON GUARD! Above is a reproduction of the Treasury Department's Defense Savings Poster, showing an exact duplication of the original "Minute Man" statue by famed sculptor Daniel Chester French. Defense Bonds and Stamps, on sale at your bank or post office, are a vital part of America's defense preparations.

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The President Speaks: and one of the most authoritative and distinguished American writers on International Relations has authorized me to release the following endorsement from him.

Greetings to all Chapters and all Brothers: The rapidly deteriorating situation in Europe and in the F a r East confronts us with even more serious problems than those which we left behind us when we departed on our vacations. Some of our younger brothers who had looked forward to being released in the near future from the army now face an additional period of military service. A new contingent of brothers is preparing to be inducted into the service. It is evident, then, that my proposal for the gathering of material for a history of Alpha Phi Alpha in the Second World W a r assumes greater significance. I am, therefore, repeating the request that all chapters seek to obtain from brothers who have been inducted into the service the information that will permit our historian B r a Dr. Charles H . Wesley, to compile a social document that will be of great value not only to the F r a t e r nity but also to American historiography. To those brothers in the service I similarly address the request that you send them this information either to the secretary of your former chapter or to Brother D r . Charles H. Wesley at I Inward University, Washington, D. C. Your statement should include your name, date of induction, arm of the service, promotions if any, and such experiences as may be of interest and value to later generations.

I am endeavoring to obtain similar endorsements from other equally a u thoritative and distinguished scholars. The American Teachers Association at its annual meeting in Institute. West Virginia, incorporated into its resolutions an endorsement of our proposal.

I am happy to be able to report considerable progress with respect to the proposal to integrate Negroes into the plans for the New World Society. For example, Dr. Raymond Leslie IUiell, former president of the Foreign Policy Association, now editor of Round Table for Fortune Magazine

I have appointed Brother Thomas Posey, Professor of Economics at West Virginia State College, chairman of a subcommittee to consider the problems of the Negro with special reference to labor in the post reconstruction era. Brother Posey attended the conference at Ann Arbor, Michi-

"The next peace conference must create fuller opportunities for Negroes, as well as for other minority groups, than have existed in the past. In particular the Colonial problem which vitally affects Negroes on the continent of Africa and elsewhere, must be given renewed attention. The mandate system must be improved and generalized. All Colonies should be placed under effective international control. In my opinion the Negroes in the United States can make a great contribution to the study of such problems, and I hope they will attempt to do so in an organized way. I believe also that the American Government should consult with leading Negro authorities and organizations before formulating an American policy for the post-war period."

gan at which Labor began to draft its plans for the next peace conference, and he is eminently qualified to project our problems into their plans. We shall, therefore, be able to utilize to the best advantage the survey on economic opportunities for Negroes nted by Brother B. T. McGraw at the Kansas City Convention. I am asking other economists of the F r a ternity who are especially interi in labor problems to serve with Brother Posey on this very important subcommittee. i her Sj dney A. Jones, Jr. has srtH me the draft of the Sphinx Manual which I hope to have ready for tliÂŤ' press in the very near future. The convention addresses of Brother Dr. Cliaiks II. Wesley, publication "f which was authorized at the Kansas City Convention, are now off the press and will he distributed at the opening of the school session. The Louisville Convention Committee has been in constant communication with me throughout the summer and is now studying the draft of the proposed calendar of events. Since the preparations are already in such an advanced stage, we may be sure that the local committee will have completed the most minute details long before we begin the journey to Louisville. It is evident that this convention will surpass in importance practically any other in the history of the Fraternity. I am, therefore, urging that all Brothers make a special effort to be present and that all of us join in reclaiming at least one new Brother before that time. Fraternally yours, RAYFORD



A c k n o w l e d g m e n t s of Alpha's Contributions 1133 Broadway New York City NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE Dear Farrow: This is to acknowledge with grateful thanks the check of one hundred dollars which you so kindly sent to the National Urban League for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. You know how much I personally appreciate this evidence of confidence and esteem shown by the officers and the brothers in Alpha Phi Alpha. Cordially yours, EUGENE K1NCKLE JONES, Executive Secretary

Dr. Farrow R. Allen, Treasurer Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 337 West 138th Street New York City EKJ:RVA. Encs. N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N FOR T H E ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED P E O P L E New York City My dear Dr. Allen: Please let me tell you how deeply we appreciate the check of two hundred dollars which came in your letter of

April 30 as the final payment on the Life Membership taken out by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The Treasurer's receipt is enclosed. Life Membership Medals are presented at the Associations Annual Conferences. The Thirty-second Annual Conference will be held at Houston, Texas, June 24-29. It is our hope that a representative of Alpha Phi Alpha will be designated to receive the medal on behalf of the Fraternity. We are taking the liberty of sending a press release on this. Ever sincerely, WALTER WHITE, Secretary (Turn to Next Page)

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Brother Henry Allen Boyd a Benefactor to Alpha ville, one of the race's largest lishing houses.


T h e new publication falls in the series of works from the Foundation Publishers. It contains the five addresses made by Dr. Wesley as President—beginning with the Twentyfourth General Convention in St. Louis in 1933; Nashville in 1935; New Orleans, 1937; New York in 1939; and Kansas City in 1940. The introduction by Brother Rayford W. Logan, General President, provides a worthwhile insight into the works. Brother Logan writes :

DR. H E N R Y A. B O Y D A great gift to Alpha Phi Alpha, and one that is destined to endure for generations has been made by Brother Henry Allen Boyd, noted Baptist leader, with the publication of the convention addresses of Brother Charles H . Wesley. Brother Boyd's philanthropy is expected to assume lasting significance because of the increased prestige that the years will bring, to Brother W e s ley's classical messages. T h e publication printed in sufficient copies for distribution to all financial brothers of the Fraternity has been estimated at being worth between six hundred ($600.00) and eight hundred ($800.00) dollars. Brother Boyd volunteered to make this worthwhile contribution to the Fraternity in K a n sas City when the general body voted to publish the St. Louis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, and Kansas City addresses of the scholarly president, Brother Dr. Wesley. W h e n it was disclosed that the general budget could not immediately provide sufficient funds to cover cost of publishing these literary masterpieces, Brother Boyd made his generous offer. Brother H e n r y Allen Boyd has been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha for over a decade. H e has won national recognition a s a churchman and business executive. H e heads the National Baptist Publishing Board in N a s h -

"One of the most constructive acts of the Kansas City Convention of 1940 was the authorization by unanimous vote to publish, through the generosity of Brother Dr. H e n r y Allen Boyd of the National Baptist Publishing Board, the Convention Addresses of our General President, Brother Dr. Charles H. Wesley. As the new General P r e s i dent, I consider it a high privilege to write this brief introduction. "Before doing so, I read again these Addresses. They merit publication not only because of their literary value but because of their significance as a n historical document. They portray in vivid fashion the problems not only of Alpha men but of fraternities and sororities, in general, during, one of the most turbulent periods in American history. They are, moreover, the summary of the remarkable achievements of Brother Wesley's nine years in office—a record of which he and the Fraternity may well be proud. They should be read by any Brother who is doubtful of what the Fraternity has done and is doing. T h e New Citizenship Program, regional conventions, three editions of the History of Alpha Phi Alpha, the incorporation of the Foundation Publishers, the publication of significant works, grants-in-aid of publication of scholarly monographs, thousands of dollars awarded in scholarships and fellowships, the authorization for a loan fund, financial aid to many organizations, the creation of a Chapter in England, the establishment of regional directors and a larger participation of undergraduates in the affairs of the Fraternity, the preparation of a pledge manual, participation by the F r a t e r n i t y in all worthwhile

movements, from the Scottsboro case through the University of Maryland case down to National Defense, the awarding of our pin contract to a N e g r o jewelry firm, the investigation of employment opportunities for Negroes, an increase in our cash balance from less than $4,000 in 1931 to approximately $18,000 in 1940. Do these not constitute a record of which any administrator should be proud? Do they not serve a s an incentive to all loyal Alpha men to support their Fraternity more strongly than they have ever done ? "I urge you, Brothers, to read these from the spring of the unfailing optimism and abiding faith that permeate every page of these Addresses. will be my guide.


They should be your

inspiration." o LETTERS OF





T H E NATIONAL COUNCIL OF T H E YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION 347 Madison Avenue, New York Dr. Farrow R. Allen Treasurer Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 337 West 138th Street New York, N. Y.


Dear Dr. Allen: Thanh you very much for forwarding to us the check of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for $100, to be applied to the Semi-Centennial Expansion Fund of Colored Y. M. C. A.'s. I am enclosing the official receipt. We deeply appreciate this expression of continuing interest on the part of the Fraternity, and wish to assure the Fraternity through you that already the Fund is bearing rich finance at the present time: the first, Carleton Lee, A. B., Talladega; A. M., Chicago—is doing High School Boys Work in the South, and John Eubanks—A. B., Howard University; A. M., University of Chicago (has completed the residence requirements for the Ph. D. degree at the University of Indiana)—is the Area Secretary for the Southwest, with headquarters at Dallas, Texas. In a few weeks a man will be added to the National Student Staff to carry on work with college students in the South. This whole expansion program, I am sure you will agree, is in line with the purpose and ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha. With cordial good wishes and thanking you for your personal interest, I am Sincerely yours. C. H. TOBIAS Enclosures CHT.ERR

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Biographical Study of College Administrators By Wm. H. Gray, Jr. Alpha P h i Alpha can proudly point to the achievements of her sons in the realm of higher education who ably carry on as presidents of some of the foremost Negro colleges in the country. Hundreds of youth a r e marching back into these halls of learning; and today as education—certainly a major defense industry—faces its task of developing potential leaders in an intense preparedness program, young Alpha men everywhere should sense a keen obligation to cooperate with their older, and more illustrious brothers who stand at the helm in this great undertaking. Dr. Charles Wesley, the former gen-

eral President, in introducing the late Brother Dr. John Hope, speaker at the memorable Nashville Convention, pointed out that Alpha could justly be proud of the fact that in her ranks could be found some of the Nation's most outstanding educators, and college presidents. H e r achievements in this realm, he noted as being unique. Presidents of over one sixth of all Negro colleges and over one-half of rated Negro colleges are members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. An analysis of the biographies of these sons rf Alpha whose careers have been noteworthy, should be interesting and revealing. Table 1 provides a gen-

J. M. G A N D Y State Pioneering Executive

Page 1 eral story of the Alpha Presidents known to the writer as a result of a limited survey, the name and location of their institutions and available enrollment figures. Over thirteen thousand of all Negro college students a t tend colleges directed by Alpha men. These colleges graduated 1529 or 29 per cent of the 5,230 graduates recorded by Cade in his study of graduates of 1141 for the National Association of Collegiate Deans and Registrars. Certainly the activities and attainments ot such brothers should be recommended to and emulated by those who enter college today. The parallels and similarities that might be noted in their individual battles to success should be both directive a n d suggestive. Thorough Preparation An achievement common to each is the thorough manner in which he prepared for the task before him. The training of Brother President Dwight O. W . Holmes of Morgan is typical of the outstanding scholarship shown by this group. Receiving his elementary training in the public schools of Baltimore, Annapolis, M a r y l a n d ; New York and Staunton, his father was a Methodist preacher—Brother Holmes entered H o w a r d to complete his secondary education, and graduated from college with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1901 as valedictorian of (his class. Coincidently, at least 12 of these brothers received valedictory or salutory honors at some point in their careers. President Holmes continued his studies by pursuing graduate courses at Howard University in 1902. H e then matriculated at Columbia where he took the degree of M. A. and Ph. D. His Doctor's dissertation on the N e gro College is still regarded as one of Columbia's most outstanding contributions to Educational research. He holds honorary degree of A. M., and LL. D., conferred by Howard. Another singular element in Brother Holmes preparatory work was versatility displayed in school activities. H e captained both the football and baseball t e a m s ; managed and participated on the first debating team, and tennis team, served as president of the Athletic A s sociation and the Mandolin and Glee Club. This story Gf preparing for the task ahead is immediately recognized in the lives of every single one of these distinguished men. Brother F. D. Patterson the outstanding Tuskegee head for instance, holds the D. V. M. degree ( T u r n to N e x t Page)

Page 8 from Iowa State and the coveted Ph. D., from Cornell, and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Scientific Fraternity. Brother Robert Prentiss Daniel, a honor graduate of Virginia Union, took his Doctorate from Columbia University in 1932. Brother Ellison, the newly elected president of Virginia Union, and the first Negro to ever serve Union in this capacity, also received the P h . D., from Columbia. Brother Drake of Alabama A. and M. attained the Ph. D., at Cornell. Brother Doctor Felton G. Clark, president of Southern University, and one of the nations' leading young executives, presents a life's picture quite comparable to the great President Holmes. H e too, was versatile, and outstanding athlete and musician, and a Phi Beta Kappa man. He received the Ph. D., degree from Columbia. Brother J. F. Harrison, another Land-grant college president oi Langston received his Doctor's degree with high honors from Ohio Stale University. Brother M. Lafayette H a r ris, the progressive young president of Philander-Smith, performed the amazing feat of attaining his B. D., degree from Rochester and 'his Ph. D., degree from Ohio State within the span of lour years. Thus, the thoroughness characterizing the preparation of every Alpha president is marvelous indeed. So keen did the desire burn in his bosom for an education, that John M. Gandy waded thorugh the Mississippi swamps to a four months rural school and from it to Fisk University and thence to Columbia and Cornell. In a



September, 1941 Atwood, M. A., from Chicago,—down to Alcorn's youthful Bell with the Masters degree from Northwestern, prepared. Monument Builders The common pattern followed by these men in rising to great heights on the educational ladder, is duplicated in their accomplishments as administrators. They are workers, all of them, and today they are known by and acclaimed for their works.

LATE JOHN H O P E Builder of Men similar manner Brother J. R. E. Lee came up from the Texas Ranges to Bishop, and then to Chicago, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Cornell to get ready for the work of his life. And so with the others, from Lee and Gandy, administrative sagas, down through the ranks,—Blucfield's progressive Dicka-

Brothers John M. Gandy and J. R. K. Lee, shall go down in the history of the Negro Land-Grant college movement, with tiiat other great Brother, Dr. J. S. Clark, President-Emeritus of Southern University, as institutional builders. In 1914 when Brother Gandy a-.sumed the presidency of the Virginia Collegiate and Normal Institute, the school was a mere three year high school. Today it stands in majesty bedecking the "hilltop" of Petersburg with an enrollment of over 1,200 students, and one of the nation's best collegiate faculties. 1914 too, was the same year. Brother J. S. Clark, started his illustrous career at Southern University, where he began building a bare slave plantation, on, on a plant that, upon his retirement was worth $2,000,000. Brother Lee's work at Florida is equally as remarkable when it is considered that it was preeminently necessary for him to lay th. ground work of good-will liefore "breaking ground." Since 1924 he has built Florida into a nationally recognized institution. Alpha

has equally


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11. L. D I C K A S O N Rebuilding Bluefield

J. R. E . L E E Father of Land-Grant College Presidents

son, an honor graduate in mathematics, and holder of the M. A. from Ohio S t a t e ; N o r t h Carolina's T r i g g and Jones ; Alabama's dynamic Trenholm, A. M., from Chicago; J. A. Bacoates of Leland, with the M. T. S., and M. A., from Oberlin; Kentucky's Rufus

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as college executives is measured in stone and land. On the contrary, the rocks upon which they have built their monuments, have not been the majestic buildings, massive stadia, vast farms. and doctrinal faculties but rather their real monuments have been built in the hearts of countless youth who have gone forth, influenced by their personalities and inspiring actions and deeds, to serve. Civic Workers Their contributions to the progress of their respective communities and the nation's well-being are not bound within the confines of college walls. This is a common characteristic that merits especial citation. The versatiliness that enables them to combine athletic and

R. P. D A N I E L Active for Alpha and Shaw University proud of in the work of her younger college administrators. Brother Jones 'if Beiinett has only recently finished successfully building and endowment campaigns. Brother H. L. Dickason in less than five years as chief administrator at Bhieficld, had built boys and girls dormitories, a library, gymnasium-auditorium, faculty homes, and provided for a student recreational center, paramount necessities for his revitalized program for this West Virginia college. Brother Dr. H a r r i s at Philander-Smith has launched one of the most aggressive administrations ever experienced by a college in the Southwest. He has rejuvinated the school, both spiritually and physically, and today, a bright future looms for this little Rock College. The work of Brothers Bel] and Harrison at Alcorn and Langston respectively stands out due to their attainments in revamping and reorganizing the instructional programs of their colleges. Brother Bell's work at Alcorn is typical. When he took over the helm at the oldest \ Land-Grant College seven years ag i, it is generally felt that disorder and confusion prevailed. Only one teacher on the college faculty had the Masters degree and the school was unrated. T o day he has a college faculty with all Masters, and the school is rated by the Southern Association of colleges and Secondary Schools. It would be a time-consuming task to single out the countless achievements of these men as administrators. It would be subjective indeed to assume that the sum total of their contributions

Page 9 and vital, and few there are who would deny President Trenholm, the body's executive secretary, the credit. H e was an organizer of the National Negro Health and Physical Education Association, and has served continuously as president of this association. He is Regional Director of the Elks N a tional Oratorical Contest. F o r Ten Years he has been president of the Alabama State Teachers Association a record that speaks for itself. Brother Win. H . Bell like Tuskegee's Patterson has been a staunch supporter and officer in the National Negro Business League. Recently as a follow-up of a program launched while President of the Land-Grant Colleges Association, Brother Bell secured $11,000 in scholarship grants for Negro college students from Sears-Roebuck Company. Brother F. G. Clark succeeded Brother Bell to the presidency of the Negro LandGrant College Association. Brother Holmes, Atwood, Patterson, Trigg, Clark and many others had served as consultants for countless governmental agencies and committees. President J. A. Bacoates, who was only recently offered the presidency of the Florida Normal college, like President H a r r i s of Philander-Smith are officials in national bodies of the Baptist and Methodist churches, with which they are respectively affiliated. Brother Dr. J. F. Lane's contribution to the C. M. E. Church shall stand through the ages. Certainly these characteristic

S T A N L E Y E. G R A N N U M Revitalizing Samuel Huston College scholarship successfully in college has displayed carry-over value. They project their leadership abilities into every worthwhile movement for civic and racial betterment. Every single one of these men point with pride to their active affiliation with some church, American Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Y. M. C. A., the Boy Scouts of America, and head of a happy family. Brother H. Council Trenholm, occupies a ranking position among those who lend their dynamic personalities to other worthwhile movements. Many of his colleagues call him the 'human dynamo.' He literally injected adrelin

into the blood stream of the American Teachers Association. Today it is alive

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attainments are tangible evidences of a true "love for all mankind." Alpha Men All W i t h the same zeal for service motivating such contributions to education, religious groups, civic agencies, and racial progress, these men have maintained an unusually keen loyalty to and devotion for the ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha. Recognizing that the body is the sum total of its most honored as well as weakest members, these men have and are generally contributing their bit to the relentless progress and growth of Alpha. Brother H e n r y Lake Dickason, has done yoeman work in the general

ed as General President. General Secretary, and for over a decade has headed the important Standards Committee of Alpha Phi Alpha. His symbolic character and convention personality have served as glowing beacons to hundreds of young men of Alpha. Brother H . Councill Trenholm, in his characteristic energetic manner, brought new life into those phases of Alpha's program in which he has served as a national officer. As the present Educational Director of the organization he is making a unique contribution. Brother R. P . Daniels has served as a National Vice president, and continues to serve on important committees of the body. Since his initiation in 1921 he has served as president and Secretary of Gamma Chapter; President of Phi Lambda Chapter; Eastern Vice President of the General Organization; Member of the Executive Council of the General Organization; Member of the Committee of Scholarships and Fellowships, General Organization; Cha irman, Budget Committee, General Organization. Brother Clark has served as Regional Director and made the memorable Convention Speech in Kansas City. Brother Patterson w a s a convention speaker in Nashville, a s was Brother Jones at the picturesque N e w Orleans conclave. Another deepseated expression of regard for Alpha is located in the financial affiliation of these men with the organization,

growth of the Fraternity. He has ierv-

whether they are in the national


A J. M. E L L I S O N Union's First Negro Executive

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J. A. BACOATS Leland's President to Florida Normal vice of the fraternity or whether they are mere local chapter affiliates. D. O. W. Holmes, has remained continuously on the roll of financial Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha since his initiation into Beta Chapter in 1909. Certainly as young Alpha men and countless others march back to pursue their collegiate training, there is much outside of books and much in the inspiring lives of these illustrous "Brothers at the Helm" to carry them forward.

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* &ATERNITY rUV DR.O. "WILSON W I N T E R S FRAT ALPHA'S PHEW-LITZER PRIZE PLAY Entitled "A S T I C K O F ' T A N D Y ' " T i m e : Saturday, April 19th, 1940, 9:30 P. M. P l a c e : Odd Fellows' Hall, McCuIloh and Lanvale S t s . , Baltimore, M d . Auspices: Delta Lambda Chapter. CAST Invoker B r o . A . J . Payne Introductor B r o . Thomas Hawkins Toastmaster B r o . Roy S. Bond Special Introductor W a l t e r T . Dixon Guest Speaker B r o . Myles A. Paige Responser B r o . Rufus E . Hackett R e m a r k e r . . . B r o . H o w a r d H . Murphy Camp Followers : Jewel Vertner Tandy, Brother President, Rayford Logan, B r o . Joseph H . Evans, Brother Counsel Belford Lawson, B r o s . Rhinestones W . F . J e r rick and O . Wilson W i n t e r s . Act I Bro. Payne—(Invocation) "Some have meat and cannot eat, some can eat but have no meat, we have meat and we can eat, Oh Lord we give Thee thanks !" B r o . Hawkins—-Bro. President, L a dies and Gentlemen, I arise to introduce the toastmaster. H e is really and truly a toastmaster, toast comes from bread, bread is made from dough; this man is reputed to have plenty of dough. Toast is frequently well browned and b u r n t ; this man is permanently burnt, burned by the equatorials suns of Africa shining down upon his forebears until now he has the burnished countenance of the sun. Toast is crisp and palatable; no legal voice in our courts is more crisper than his and none has more convincing palaver. If I have proven his relationship to toast, those of you who have known him all these years, especially his flamboyant sporting days, can attest that he surely is a Master. Brothers. I present to you the toastmaster, Bro Roy S . Bond.



of habeas corpus I shall declare a status quo and proceed with this case. B r o . Dixon take the stand! B r o . Dixon—God give us men, a time like this demands strong hearts, true faith and ready hands. Tall men sun crowned who live above the fog of Manhattan Island, I present to you his honery, Judge Myles A. Paige of the Court of Special Sessions of New York City. Brother Paige B r o . Myles A . Paige—Ladies and Gentlemen, I came here tonight to talk about the typical Alpha Man. In these times where world changes are happening over night we should set some standard from which other Alpha Men coming on will accept as an ideal. Too often are we mistaken. Just last night I stood at the foot of 42nd street on the Hudson River banks observing a very well dressed and handsome young man walking agitatedly to and fro, I approached him as he got to "fro" and a s k e d : "Is this the Weehawken F e r r y ? " "No, dear," said he very sweetly, all the while emitting clouds of sweet smelling perfume, "I'm from Brooklyn." Let us not make mistakes in seeking to standardize the typical Alpha Man. Bro. Rufus Hackett—Thank you Brother Paige, that reminds me of the story of one of the draftees who went to camp as a buck private. In two weeks he was elevated in rank to a sargeant. He wrote home: Dear Myrtle, I am now ranked as a sargeant, in three months I shall rise in rank to a second lieutenant, then higher in rank to first lieutenant, then to a still higher rank to a captain. I expect, my dear, to get ranker and ranker as I stay h e r e .

B r o . Bond—Brothers, the piece de resistance is our guest speaker and the corpus delectie are these chicken

B r o . Bond—I am pleased to present the chairman of the Housing Committee, B r o . H o w a r d H . Murphy of the firm of Murphy, Murphy, Murphy and Junior. B r o . Murphy—Someone has referred to me as a chip off the old block. I have discovered that when chips a r e found on the shoulders there is evidence of much wood above I am inviting everybody to read the white pledge card in your program and

sweetbread cutlets so under the rules

pledge not less than ten ($10.00) dol-

lars to our housing program. Correction please; since the banquet plates were $2.50 just give us $8.50 we are already sure of $1.50 from each one of you. Bro. Bond—A city ordinance forbids after dinner speeches after twelve o'clock and it is now twelve-thirty, will Bros. Logan, Evans, Lawson Tandy and Jerrick arise in turn and take a bow. B r o . Logan—I am happy to supplement the plea of B r o . Murphy in his quest for money to restore the frat house. I charge you, brothers, that we must not forget Alpha ideals in our mad rush for money. Money is not all. It is not money that will mend a broken heart or reassemble the fragments of a dream. Money cannot brighten the hearth nor repair the portals of a shattered home. "Ladies and Gentlemen, I refer, of course, to Confederate money." B r o . Evans—Fight on, brothers of Delta Lambda, I admire your courage. Remember the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's not a bad way to bet when the Preakness is run next month. Bro. Lawson—In complimenting Delta Lambda on her rapid growth and fine fellowship, it is a fine commentary that you can induce the Philadelphia brothers down to sup with us at this banquet. There is Brother Winters who sometimes writes poetry. He makes one mistake, however. Instead of putting so much fire into his poetry he should put so much of his poetry into the fire. B r o . Jewel Tandy—Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha and their lovely female beauties who have joined them tonight to hear New York's distinguished jurist and to lend a hand in Delta Lambda's financial drive. As one of the founders of Alpha, a jewel you have so kindly chosen to call me, I am very glad to be present tonight to observe at first hand Alpha Phi Alpha functioning beyond the fondest dreams of those of us who founded it. Seven men in 1906 became pregnant with an idea of fellowship, scholarship, and service and out of this idea was born the first

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Fraternity Fun (From Page 11) Negro and the greatest fraternity in the United States. As one of the daddies of Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Lambda, I salute you. D r . J e r r i c k — M r . Toastmaster, B r o . President, B r o . Guest speaker Paige and to these fair blooms, the choicest flowering specimen of feminity from the gardens of the Olympics gods. 1 too salute you in the name of the only two life members of Alpha. I have listened with rapture at the Paige delineation of the typical Alpha man and at all those who have contributed to make this an evening of historic excellence; for thirty years I have been one of the sons of Alpha and after hearing Jewel Tandy's story of the seven pregnant Alpha founders and, sirs, I heard no mention of a mother—that other biological necessity in the medical world in which 1 move, it is the first time I knew that the illustrious sons of Alpha were virtually a pulsating group of illegitimates. However, in view of the grandeur that is yours and mine, the personification of the noble ideas and ideals of the first Ethiopian Clansmen to date, in the name of Rho Chapter whose president I have been for twenty-five years, I give a toast to Delta Lambda and all the other Alpha Phi Alpha buzzards notwithstanding their Cornelian illegitimacy. Curtain. Copyrighted by— O. WILSON W I N T E R S . o



R. B. Atwood 1. A. Bacoates \\ in. H. Bell 1. 1'. Brawiey F. G. Clark R. P. Daniel H. L. Dickas'in I. F. Drake 1. M. Ellison J. M. Gandy I. F. Harrison M. Lafayette Harris 1). o . Hohnes David lones T. F. Lane I. R. E.. Lee F. D: Patterson H. C. Trenholm H. L. T r i g s Miles W. Conner Stanley E. Grannuin Sherman D. Scruggs

Further Study Contemplated


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St. Augustine's






Pictures of the following Alpha brothers heading educational institutions were not availal le at press time: Brothers Sherman D. Scruggs, Lincoln University, Mo.; 1. !•'. D r a k e A. & M. College; II. L. Trigg, Elizabeth Slate College; J. F. Lane, Lane College: II. O. Trenholm, president of Alabama State College, and Educational Director of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

tor of

N. Y. A.;

W. D. Hawkins,

William A. Reed, and A. L. Allen, T a n Lambda chapter, Nashville; G. Gray, Jr.,


Sphinx, Southern Tulsa,








Booker Psi



chapter, Chattanooga; David Ryan, and Cecil


chapter, Langston



member University;


brother, o

Sphinx Office

Robert Chapter,

Langston University, and State Direc-

l-'owlkes, versity,


Nu Chapter, Pa.;




Lincoln Uni-




Lambda Chapter, Atlanta, Ga.; P. M. The following brothers have


the Sphinx office since publication of Brother William H. Gray. Jr., young educator at Southern University, and Sphinx staff member, compiled data for his article. -Biographical Study of College Administrators,' on the basis of information submitted him by request of the Sphinx office. Any failure on the author's part to take cognizance of any college administrator wearing the Alpha badge is attributable to the fact that all questionnaires were not returned. A further study in this field is anticipated before publication of the Educational Number next spring.

597 316 599 373 926 470

Kentucky Slate. 1.dand College Alcorn Clark University Southern L T niversity Shaw University BlueficM Alabama A. and M. Virginia Union Virginia State Langs ton I'll lantlcr-Smith Morgan Bennett Lane College Florida A. and M. Tuskegee Alabama State Elizabeth State Teachers College Coppin Teachers College . ' . . - ' Samuel Houston Lincoln U. (Mo.)

Pictures Not Available

Graduates 1941



College Administrators ( F r o m Page 10)

September, 1941




secretary of

Iota At-

torney Charles Anderson. Alpha Lambda,




Ky., and member of Legislature;



Ampey, Southern University educator, and secretary

of Beta Iota


Chapter, Baton Rouge, L a . ; Dr. John Hope Franklin, Phi Lambda and head of the History






Robert Pitts, Alpha Xi Chapter, W a s h ington University,

the Graduation Edition last June :— Chapter, Morris Brown College;



who re-

cently came to Memphis as economics instructor Maceo



LeMoyne regional

U S H A , and member




of Alpha Sigma

Lambda, D a l l a s ; Robert Bonner, field secretary for Dillard University, and member of Beta P h i ; William Womack, Epsilon Chapter, Michigan University; L. B. Frazier, Durham, N. C ; and A. Abram.


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Beta Lambdans Give Few Convention Tips In Louisville

Alpha Lambda Chapter, Louisville, entertained in honor of seven visiting brothers from Kansas City this past spring. Left to right: J. R. Lillard, Daniel Lewis, Dowdal Davis, Paul Mohilv. Charles Toms, Arthur Thurman and Lloyd Hughes These brothers graciously consented to come to Louisville at

their own expense and give Alpha Lambda members benefit of their experiences gained in entertaining the last general convention. While in Louisville, they were taken to the races at famed Churchill Downs.

Louisville Gets Convention-Minded By Lee L. Brown Louisville, premier city of the great Southland, extends a hearty welcome to members of Alpha Phi Alpha F r a ternity, who have honored this city by holding its 1941 National Convention there. Louisville is at your service. That is a promise which has no limitations or restrictions. Ask for what you want. If it is within the power of the Kentucky chapters to give it to you, you'll get it. Kentucky has continuously attracted strangers from the time of the pioneers a century and a half ago. Baptist Conventions, Methodist Conferences, Medical Associations, Teachers' Conventions, Sororities and Fraternities have come here to learn first-hand who Kentuckians are, and why the state is so noted. Alpha Lambda was the first Graduate Chapter in the United States. W e are expecting to welcome a number of charter members. Lexington and Frankfort Alphas are uniting to make this a grand session. At the closing, meeting of the P a n Hellenic Forum, Alpha Phi Alpha had

as its guest Tom Wallace, Editor of the Louisville Times. His address was received with a great deal of enthusiasm. Recently there was dedicated in Louisville the beautiful Beecher Terrace Housing 800 families with every modern convenience. Brother E a r l Pruitt is general manager of the project. Another project known as College Court is managed by Brother De Moines W. Beard. The leading ville Defender," Editor Brother has employed a ers.

weekly paper, "Louisof Kentucky has as its F r a n k L. Stanley. He number of Alpha broth-

Brother R. B. Atwood, President of Kentucky State College at Frankfort, is expecting to see a large delegation from Texas where he was for some time engaged in educational work. Brother M. L. Raab, leading physician at Shelbyville, Kentucky was recently elected President of the State Medical Association. Brother Steward Pickette is Assistant Scout Executive of the Louisville Boy Scouts of America.

Brother Orville Ballard, in charge of Tuberculosis Hospital in Jefferson County, recently completed a tour in the South and in California speaking on Tuberculosis. The Public School teachers of Louisville who received their contracts for this scholastic term were given an increased salary as the result of a hard tight by Louisville teachers assisted by the local and National N . A. A. C. P. Alpha men were among leaders in the fight for equal salaries. Derby week brought to Louisville quite a number of visiting Alphas. Many of them pledged to return to the National Convention. Since the first of the year we have been honored by a visit of the General President, Brother Rayford W. L o g a n ; and our General Secretary, Brother Joseph H . B. Evans. Kentucky Alphas are pleased to acknowledge the receipt of so many letters from brothers who say they will attend the Convention. Come on Brothers, the latch key hangs on the outside. You will miss a treat if you don't attend the next session of the Alpha Phi Alpha.

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Many Activities

Here During

September, 1941


Western Regional ( F r o m Page 2) of Texas were absent. Brother Johnston was unable to attend because of the long distance and time he would miss out of school. Brother Taylor has been called to the Air Service of the U . S. A.

Administration Building, Beecher Terrace, one of "Louisville's low-cost housing projects," will be the scene of many Alpha convention activities in December Brother Earl Pruitt is manager of the project.

LET'S SING! Well, well,â&#x20AC;&#x201D;looks like Alpha men still have music in their souls. The Sphinx is pleased at the way Chapters all over the country are accepting our song contest. Chapter quartettes are being organized immediately and in some cases an official song leader has been selected. Our slogan for this year's project is "A Singing Fraternity is a Happy F r a t e r nityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Let's S i n g ! ! " Don't overlook the fact that any chapter or individual member may submit as many compositions as he wishes. Sign up for two numbers and start perfecting your idea now. Remember, the Sphinx is now anxious to get pictures of individual and quartettes interested in the contest. With fifty chapter quartettes attending the Louisville Convention this year, the sessions will surely "hum." The title of our first march song entrant (the composer doesn't mind lett-'ng it out) is "Hail to Alpha" and comes from Beta Lambda chapter in Kansas City. Thanks, brother! Fill out the entry blank right now stating your intention to cooperate, and mail to the Sphinx. APPLICATION BLANK Please enter my name in S P H I N X original song contest. NAME

C H A P T E R _-


P A S S CARD N U M B E R Check W h i c h : 0 "MARCH" NUMBER 0 "SWEETHEART"

My chapter

will start

NUMBER the immediate

(name of chapter) ganization of a quartette to represent the chapter at the Louisville Convention.


Tlie Closed Banquet was a very colorful affair held in the Home Economics room in Thirkield H a l l . And tin n to the swankiest hop stepped Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha with their company to the Wiley College Refectory. '1 he Refectory was gorgeously decorated as a desert scene, with the color scheme, old gold and black. At the formal prom during intermission, the charming Dorothy Marie Towles and member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was presented as Miss Alpha Sigma. This presentation was made by Brother Evans, General Secretary, and a lovely bouquet was presented Miss Alpha Sigma from members of Alpha Sigma Chapter, by M r s . Cansler, editor of the Texas Section of the Pittsburg Courier. The crowning of Miss Alpha Sigma was followed by the dance of the years, at tin- call of the year in wdiich he was initiated each brother with his company would begin dancing. Cn Sunday morning, May 11, the Convention was entertained by Phi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at an elaborate breakfast in the Wiley College Refectory. It was beautifully arranged and a delicious menu was served. The menu consisted of strawberries and cream, bacon and eggs, jelly, toast and coffee. Members of the sorority sang their N a tional Hymn for their guests at the breakfast. Alpha Sigma is deeply indebted to the members of Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for the assistance lended by them in helping Alpha Sigma entertain the visiting brothers. At 11:00 a. m. on Sunday, the P u b lic Program and Annual Program terminating Alpha Sigma's Education for Cit izenship Campaign and ending the k'<nioiial Convention was held in the Daniel Adams Brainard Chapel, attended by the full student body, faculty members, out-of-town friends, and many visiting out-of-town friends from the nearby towns. Brother Lucius L. McGhee of Oklahoma City, C k l a . , was the principal speaker on the p r o g r a m . Thus, terminated the meeting of the Southwestern Regional Convention held on Wiley College campus, and

entertained by Alpha Sigma Chapter. initiated each brother with his company would begin dancing.


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Recipients of Silver Beaver Awards



Beta Gamma Lambda, Richmond, Va., points with pride to these three brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;.all recipients of the Silver Beaver Awards for outstanding work in the Boy Scout Movement. Left end : Dr. J. M. G. Ramsey, treasurer of Beta Gamma Lambda and a member of the Board of Directors, Southern

Aid Society of Virginia; and Alumni member of Trustee Board, Hampton Institute. Center: Professor C. T. Russell, marshal! of Virginia Union University. Right end: Welton Henderson, X. Y. A. Administrative assistant in charge of Negro activities. for the Stale of Virginia and Chaplain of Beta Gamma Lambda.

Alpha's Loyal Sons At Bluefield Teachers

E. W. BROWNE, (Breaks Record)

W. C. SPENCER (Elected Prexy)

Three stalwart members of Alphadom at Bluefield Teachers College. These torch bearers of the Fraternity are closely



KERMIT J. HALL (Financial Secretary)

identified with Brother Henry Lake Dickason, president, fraternally and in educational circles.



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September, 1941

VOICE OF THE SPHINX Beta Delta Chapter—State

First row, Kit t.i right: Richard Pride, Dr. Alfonzo Heningburg, chapter guest; Frank Lloyd. William DeLaine. First row, standing, 1-r:—Roland J. Gieger, Jr., secretary; Harold P o p e chaplain; Edgar Anderson, Wilbert Smith, John Synpse, Isaac Armstead, vice-president; Joseph Jackson, Berry Johnson, Julius Williams, Windsor Williams, Russel Flynt, corinding secretary; Charles Stith, president; Theodore Alartin, t r e a s u r e r ; Freddie Perry, Samuel Heyward, Elbert Johnston, Jr. Second row, standing. 1-r: Joseph McGhee, faculty memb e r ; H o w a r d Jordan, Paul R. Webber, Jr., faculty m e m b e r s ;


DELTA A . & M.


Greetings, Brothers in Alpha:— During the month of October 1940 the following new pledgees were taken into the Sphinx Club : George Jackson, Charleston; Harold Pope, Blackville; James Gibbs, Florence and Lester Mills, Hartsville. December 1940 the following brothers

College, Orangeburg,

S. C.

Maceo Hill, visiting brother; 0 . C. Dawson, coach at S t a t e ; Brother Riveria, publicity director, North Carolina College for Negroes, D u r h a m ; David Phillips, Robert Butler, Harold Marshall, Alfred Humbert, Laler DeCosta, Wallace Haddon, Plarold Green, Julius Hibler, Brother Thompkins, faculty member of Clafflin College; E d w a r d Fuller, F r a n k Toland, associate Sphinx editor: Maxie Grooms, Nash Scott, ex-ofncio officer; and Vivian Deas. Brothers Roy K. Davenport, Hinton C. Jones, W. M. Buchanan, and A. W . Brown, and John Motley, versatile accompanist and pianist in the school orchestra, do not appear in the picture.

were admitted into the bond of brotherhood: Brothers Isaac Armstead, Columbus, Georgia; N a s h Scott, Columbia ; F r a n k Toland, Newberry | Ernest Robinson, Greenwood; Vivien Dean, Charleston; James Boyd, Cleveland; Samuel Heywood, S u m t e r ; Roland Geiger, Savannah, Ga. During the month of May, Education for Citizenship Week was observed.

Speakers were Brothers Charles Stith

and Harold Marshall. H a r r y Lum promising young artist was presented in piano recital. Guest speakers w e r e : Brother Dr. R. W. Mance. Columbia. Brother Tanner Stratford, Superintendent of the Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital and Brother A. Heningburg, Administrative Assistant to the President, North Carolina College for N e groes.

Graduation took its toll of brothers.


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Upsilon Lambda Chapter â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jacksonville,












^ Q v


They w e r e : Brothers Lalar


DeCosta, Elbert

Joseph Jackson,


Johnson and



Grooms and Alfred Humbert, Darlington;





Williams and Berry Johnson, Savannah,

Ga.; Harold




Haddon, Abberville;


Phillips, Florence; Harold Green, John Snypse and Freddie



Ga.; Richard Pride, Rock H i l l ; Robert Butler, Greenville; yard




I lew-



ter. Beta Delta had the second highest average of the four fraternities on the campus for the first semester. As we look forward to bigger and better achievements during 1941-'42, we in turn wish for bigger and better achievements for brothers everywhere. Fraternally, W . E L B E R T J O H N S T O N , Jr.


UPSILON LAMBDA JACKSONVILLE, FLA. Through the medium of constructive planning, Upsilon Lambda has undergone a successful reorganization. Inactive participation has been concentrated by a program of vitalization. Weekly semi-social meeting have injected a serum of new life into the chapter. As a result of these efforts there has been shown definite evidence that Alphadom continues to supremely reign in the hearts of our local brothers. Brother D r . T . M . Christopher has earnestly piloted the activities of the chapter for the past five years. Although he experiences the busy routine of a successful dru.-,^ist, his fraternal interest has been unexcelled. A cogent bond of friendship is keenly felt among all Greeks here since the organization of a Pan-Hellenic Council several months ago. Brother D r . Christopher was unanimously chosen president of this group.

Brothers William T . Harper, Samuel O'Tanner Cohen, Charles Simmons and Rev. Ernest Dyctt recently affiliated themselves with Upsilon Lambda after having been granted transfers from their former respective chapters. Brother William T . Harper is head of the Music Department at Stanton High School. Brother Samuel O'Tanner Cohen is director of Diversified Cooperative Training at Stanton High School. Brother C h a s . Simmons is an insurance executive of the Afro-American Insurance Company and Rev. Ernest Dyett is pastor of St. Phillips Episcopal Church. The following words written by Milton fully signify our spirit of thinking: "No worthy done by us plodding and our faint and

enterprise can be without continued wearsomeness to sensitive abilities."

Fraternally yours, T.

V. T H O M A S , Associate E d i t o r .

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./V. Y .A. Advisor

CARROLL MOTON Brother Carroll


Moton Leeyy, Co-

lumbia, S. C , 1941 honor graduate of Fisk University, was recently appointed to the national advisory committee of the National Youth


for a period of one year. He was one of two persons to graduate this year from Fisk with summa cum laude general honors. W a d e Hampton McCree, Jr., of Boston, Mass., was the other person. This honor was bestowed this year for the second time in 25 years, last year being the first time it had been given by Fisk since 1915. Miss Lois Nabrit of Nashville was recipient of this honor in 1940.


IOTA CHAPTER MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE Brothers in Alpha Phi Alpha greetings: This initial attempt to inform brothers as to the progress of Iota Chapter will come, no doubt, as a surprise to many, but after a visit with brother Swingler, it is with pleasure that 1 take upon myself this noble task. Iota Chapter was set up at Morris Brown College March 22, 1941 with Brothers James Williams, George Kennedy, Robert McDowell, Hodge King and Marquis King as Charter members. W e immediately realized the task which is before us and began to function by electing the following officers: Robert McDowell, President, George Kennedy, Vice-President; and Marquis King, Secretary and Associate Editor to the Sphinx Magazine. We are now ready to soar to great heights as Alpha men, not unaware of the hard work which is inevitable. Our "Education for Citizenship" program, which was our initial program of last semester was a huge success, it was a much talked of program and was carried out in fine style. Now to give you a little "dope" on the boys in order that you might know what they are doing. Brother McDowell is a Biology major and assistant in the biology department. Brother Kennedy is a business major and a golfer of the first magnitude. Yours truly is a Sociology major, member of the Varsity quartette and leader of the men's glee club. All brothers are active in extra-curricular activities such as Y. M. C. A. and other organizations. A Sphinx Club has been organized with energetic young men who, we

September, 1941

Gets Doctorate

DR. J O H N H . F R A N K L I N Professor of History at St. Augustine s college, Raleigh, N . C. was recipient of a Ph. D. degree from H a r vard University this past spring. Brother Franklin who also holds an M. A. Degree from H a r v a r d , did his undergraduate work at Fisk University. Perhaps the youngest of his race to receive the doctorate from this historic seat of learning, Brother F r a n k lin has maintained a high scholastic standing throughout his college career. hope, will prove themselves worthy of becoming men. The members are: Arthur F. Cole, Arthur Nichols, Jesse Bryan, and Gilpen Chambers. Fraternally yours, MARQUIS KING, Associate Editor to the Sphinx

Outstanding Brothers at Bluefield College I'".. W. Browne has established what Alpha Zeta Lambda Chapter believes to lie an unexcelled record of attendance at fraternity meetings. For fifteen years he has attended every meeting of the chapter. 1 le has served Alpha Zeta Lambda Chapter as Secretary continuously for fourteen years. H e has missed only two national conventions since 1923. However, his unblemished record of attendance was ended this summer when he missed his first meeting because of an important engagement in the State Capitol of West Virginia. W e r e it not for the importance of this state meeting, Brother Browne's

record of attendance would have remained intact indefinitely. Brother Browne is Registrar of Bluefield State Teachers College. H e is a graduate of H o w a r d University and holder of the Brevet degree from the University of Dijon, France. Lie also holds the Masters degree from University of Pennsylvania. He is a World W a r veteran and has served with distinction as Vice-Commander-At-Large for the American Legion, Department of West Virginia. He is actively interested in all religious, educational and civic problems of his community. W . C. Spencer has been elected

President of Alpha Zeta Lambda Chapter at Bluefield, West Virginia. He received his early training in the public schools of Huntington, West Virginia and received his B. S. degree from West Virginia State College. H e has done graduate work in the Teachers College of Columbia University and at the University of Cincinnati. H e has taught in the public schools of Mercer County since 1935 and is now Principal of the Giatto Junior High School. As a sideline, he is proprietor and manager of a very successful poultry business. As the new President of Alpha Zeta Lambda Chapter, Brother Spen-


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Left to right, front row :â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nelson Waynesboro; John Crooks ing, President; Rufus Thompson, T r e a s u r e r ; Charles Lewis, and James Peavy. J u l l n Walker. Seated Herbert Bracken, Secretary: John Ervin, vice Pres Standingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Robert Black, David Sellars; Norman Chesnut, ident; Charles Nunn, Associate Editor to Sphinx; Artee Flem- Daniel Thomas, James Brewer.

Alpha Tau, after a rather belated start, is ending the fraternity year with a b a n g . At our recent election of officers, Attorney Artee Fleming was chosen president; Brother John Irvin, Herbert Bracken, Rufus Thompson and your scribe were elected vicepresident, secretary, treasurer and a s sociate editor to the Sphinx respectively. Our social activities include a cocktail party for the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority during their Regional Con-

ference on April 26th, the annual formal dance at the Colonial House, a surburban resort, on May 29th, and a joint picnic with the Beta Rho Lambda, of Youngstown, Ohio, during the latter part of J u n e . Alpha Phi Alpha Recognition Night was observed Sunday, June 22nd, at one of the local churches. The City and County high school and college graduates will be honored. Permanent cups will be awarded to the boy and girl having the highest high school scholarship. Incidentally, Brother Fleming's daughter, Percy, a January graduate and valedictorian at West

High School is conceded a great chance for the girl's cup. Brother Bracken's wife has been seriously ill. H e r condition is improved, for which both Brother Bracken and we are glad. W e are, because she seems such a fine person; he, because of his devotion and according to him, "this cooking and keeping house is getting me d o w n . " Reports are that Brother Thompson and the little lady from Columbus have put him in class 3-A (so he hopes) sometimes last J u n e .

cer has stated that the major objective of his administration will be to recruit all brothers in the local area who are not active in some chapter back into the fold of Alpha Zeta Lambda. Kermit J. Hall, who for seven years, served as Executive Secretary of the

West Virginia Bureau of Negro W e l fare and Statistics, Charleston, West Virginia, was recently appointed Financial Secretary of Bluefield State Teachers College. Brother Hall is a graduate of Bluefield State College, and is active in

fraternity affairs, having served as secretary to the auditing committee on pins and badges for the past three general conventions. Brother Past President Wesley, named Brother Hall Transportation Director for the K a n sas City Convention, 1940.




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Page 20 By the time this is published, four worms will have crossed the burning sands and entered the bands of Alpha Phi Alpha. W i t h success for the Pictorial Number, Fraternally yours, C H A R L E S L. N U N N , Associate E d i t o r . o PHI


R A L E I G H , N . C. Greetings B r o t h e r s : Phi Lambda is again glad to bring to you through these columns a report of its activities. Citizenship week was climaxed bj a grand program mi Friday, May 12, [941 at the Washington High School auditorium. The theme being, "Ihe Glorification of the Youth of 21 Coming of \ge." Brother John Harlan, chairman of the Citizenship committee was greatly responsible both for the idea and tin working out of the unique program. Brother Harlan, it may be mentioned here-, is a newly appointed Judge of Elections in Precinct 16, Raleigh, Nortli Carolina. Certificates of merit inducted them into their newly acquired opportunities and responsibilities were presented to 65 young men and women byMajor Graham Andrews of Raleigh, N . C. Each youth was also given a copy of the Constitution of the United Mates and a small flag. Fraternally yours, P. M. GRAHAM. o BETA GAMMA LAMBDA RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Greetings B r o t h e r s : Although our voice has been silent for the last two issues of the Sphinx, our light has not been dimmed, for the brothers have continued gathering the laurels of fame, prestige, and service to our chapter and Alpha Phi Alpha. Local news events have been a virtual "Alphacade", for the men have been really in the forefront of activities. Brother D r . J . M . G. Ramsey, our beloved, faithful treasurer, started the parade of events when he was presented the 1940 Silver Beaver Award by D r . James E . West, Chief Scout Executive, for his meritorious work. This was done on April 15th. So impressive were the ceremonies that at our last regular meeting Brother Prof. Charles T . Russell, himself a former recipient of the same award, repeated the presentation.



The chapter's citizenship program was more practical and far-reaching this year than ever before. Working with the Richmond Democratic League and the Friend's Appreciation Society we present H o n . Ashton Dovell, outstanding gubernatorial candidate, mi Sunday, May 3rd. Our untiring committee is also planning the presentation in the coming months of state Senator Vivian Page and Colgate D a r den, other candidates. Biggest item in the monthly parade of Alpha events was the election of Brother D r . J . M. Ellison as president of Virginia Union University. This marks the first time in the history of the school that it has had a Negro president. Beta Gamma Lambda is proud that one of her own ascends to such eminenceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;one more intellectual champion who joins the Alpha P a r a d e of College Presidents. Brother Samuel Madden landed on the front pages of the local gazettes with the publication of his article which you will find reproduced elsewhere in this issue. At the present writing the chapter is in the midst of plans for our spring initiation, and in our next issue we hope to present the names of our new brothers. Fraternally, J A M E S II. P A Y N E , Chapter E d i t o r . o

B E T A CHI L A M B D A MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA GREETfNGS: l a t a Chi Lambda is proud to greet all brothers in Alpha Phi Alpha in this, its initial letter to the Sphinx. Beta Chi Lambda was set up December 21, 1940, by Brother Kenneth L. Jones, at that time Region Director. First Vice President Bert A . McDonald was present for the occasion. Officers and charter members a r e : Lawrence C. Burr, President; Vernon L. Eorshee, Vice President; Harry M . Hodges, Secretary; Edwin E . Weaver, T r e a s u r e r ; Altharanzo Thompson, Assistant Secretary; Emery H . Jennings, Associate Editor to the Sphinx; Richard D . Jones, Sergeanta t - a r m s ; Howard C. Clay; James M . Brown; Henry W . Elliott; Tanzy B . Lockriclge; Alonzo M a r s h a l l . Immediately the Chapter began formulating its p r o g r a m . Cne of the main items of this program was to launch a drive to reclaim all Alpha men in this a r e a . On April 26, 1941 the inactive Brothers of this section

September, 1941 were entertained with a smoker at the Superintendent's Cottage, D . B . and O. Institute, Taft, Oklahoma, the residence of President B u r r . At that time Brothers H e r m a n E . Duncan and G. Maurice Hubbard of Beta Kappa were added to Beta Chi Lambda. During the Regional Meeting of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Beta Lambda presented flowers, and in ery possible way contributed to enjoyment of the visiting ladies. The Education Program of chapter consists of:

the Chi evthe the

I. Citizenship 1 . A list of topics on citizenship was sent to the High Schools of M uskogee Conn ty. 2. The Principals were asked to allow their pupils to choose one topic and center a program around it. 3. A copy of the school's program was sent to the Chairman of the Program Committee of Beta Chi Lambda. 4. The Principal of each school was asked to answer a questionnaire concerning his pupils and their interest in such a program. 5 After all data have been received, a county-wide program will he formulated from the material received. It is to be based upon the school interest as shown by the Principal's questionnaire. II. Research on Vocational Guidance 1. Questionnaires were sent to Business Men, and Firms of Muskogee, regarding qualifications for employment. 2. Questionnaires were sent to the high school pupils of Muskogee. 3. From the answers received from, both the high school pupils and business men, the Chapter is to formulate a program of Vocational Guidance best suited to the needs of the community. 4 . The object of this program is to aid high school pupils in qualifying for and finding jobs. 5. The Chapter plans to act as coordinator between part time employed pupils and employers. Our chapter meetings are held at the Public Library, but our next meeting will be at the home of Brother Edwin E . Weaver, with Brothers Weaver and Hodges as hosts. Fraternally yours, Brothers of BETA CHI LAMBDA.

September, 1941


ALPHA MU LAMBDA KNOXVILLE, TENN. Greetings, Brothers of Alphadom: Here in the "Gate-way" to the Great Smoky Mountains and Morris Dam, Alpha is moving along and going places under the leaders ship of Brother William Holt and his new corps of officers. In speaking of dances, Brothers! There has never in the history of the "Gateway City" been an affair more colorful, more elaborate, or more entertaining than the dance recently tendered the delegates to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Regional by Alpha Mu Lambda. This dance was given at the newly erected Payne Avenue Recreation Center. After strolling under a lighted canopy, the guests were greeted at the door by eight beautiful Ivyettes who directed the couples to the check-room which glowed in its arch-shaped decorations of black and gold. Adjoining the check-room was the lounge, which proved to be a very popular spot during the evening, decorated in gold and touched off with slight traces of black. This spacious room was further adorned with several plush setees and easy-resting chairs. In the center of the room was a large sign in black and goldâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;"Welcome A K A " . There were also refreshments in this room at the disposal of the loungers. The walls of the ballroom were beautifully covered with crimped streamers of black and gold crepe paper. Near the front of the hall were six large palms. On each side of the hall stood several Egyptian columns. In the background of the orchestra pit stood a huge sphinx head on which played a varied colored spotlight. Suspended in the center of the hall was a large crystal ball glittering, on all sides of the ballroom. Music was furnished by the popular



leave of absence doing special study at General Hospital, Boston, M a s s . Since our last news release, Alpha Mu Lambda has taken on new blood via initiation June 9, 1941, when two tired, thirsty, and hungry neophytes completed their last mile of the long journey into the kingdom of Alpha. These lucky fellows a. : John Rhinehardt, youthful instructor at Knoxville College, and Calvin Russell, employee of the T V A . W e are also happy to accept into our fold a well-seasoned and thoroughbred Alpha like Brother David N . Howell, who has come to us from Dallas, Texas, to accept the secretaryship of the Charles W . Cansler Branch of Y . M . C. A . We leave now until the next edition. Let us join in unison as we say, "Cn to Louisville" for Alpha Mu Lambda will be there. L E O N A R D A. J A C K S O N . Editor-to-Sphinx. o


Londonderry Air. Brother Walter Booker and James White were cochairman of this successful adventure. During the week-end of the Omega, Delta and Sigma Gamma Rho Regional sessions, Alpha E t a Lambda combined with the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha to entertain the visiting guests with a dance at the Eldorado Ballroom, ft was a grand dance, not too crowded, and a bevy of beautifully gowned women. Another Alpha Party. o

The chapter was well represented at the Western Regional at Wiley in Marshall, T e x a s . Brothers Gerren and Perkins were the official delegates, and between their numerous social duties they managed to gather enough data to bring a report back to the Chaper. Brother Booker participated in the weighty problems as regional director of the State of T e x a s . Brother Ronald Byrd spent his time eyeing the pretty girls that Wiley so abundantly provided. Recently


Although nothing has been heard from Alpha Eta Lambda in the last several issues of the Sphinx, that does not mean we have not been doing tilings. A survey of this letter will indicate a progressive program under the leadership of Brother D r . J . W . Davis, who has been at the helm since J a n u a r y . Other officers include Brother D r . T . R. Solomon, Vice President; Lee Perkins, J r . , Secret a r y : Dr. E . B . Evans, Treasurer; R. W . Lights. Financial Secretary; G. W . Reeves. Chaplain; J . O. Hopson, H i s t o r i a n ; and R. A. Smith, E d itor of the Sphinx.



As part of its cultural program, (lie chapter recently presented Brother Gerren in violin recital to a large and enthusiastic audience at the Emancipation P a r k Club House, Houston Texas.

all realize more fully


a few days

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campus at Prairie View. Such a visit provided the occasion for an old fashioned Alpha Smoker gathered around the festive board in the home of Brother Booker, the brothers were caught up under the spell of real camaraderie and

fellowship that makes one


that he is glad he is an Alpha man. After hours of fun had passed. Brother Evans in his usual scholarly way, touched on the more serious


of the problems confronting the F r a ternity. Brother Evans' visit made us the; sacredness

of the ties that bind us in Alpha Phi Alpha. Finally, we are proud

to announce

that Brother Booker, former



Brother Gerren, who is acting head

President and at present Regional Di-

rations of this dance are still ringing

of the Department of Music at P r a i -

rector for the State, has been awarded

in the E a s t Tennessee






It is always with pride point

among u s . C. A .


to the achievements of We




his mastery of the



H e has

a coveted



the 1941-42 school years.


H e is al-




ready working on his P h . D . at the


America and has spent two years of

University of Chicago. Brother Book-

study in Moscow.

er will continue his studies in Physi-

Cowan on behalf of his



M e w State College, is noted




For this




recital the artist

the T V A . W e also congratulate Bro-

superb performance.

ther N . A . Hende rson, the only N e -

positions by Brahms,






gro physician on the staff of the Knox-

lor, Chopin,

ville General Hospital. H e is now on

Kreisler's arrangement of the popular

and others as


ology in which field he has made important contributions. Who says Alpha Eta Lambda is not doing things? J.




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Silence does not mean inaction, far from it. Alpha Chapter has been very busy preparing for its spring functions since you have heard from us last. C u r "Education for Citizenship" program, our Spring Formal, and initiation have kept us active as Alpha should be active. The Spring dance, which was one of the most colorful events of the season was held Friday evening. May 16th at the Cosmopolitan Club ol Cornell University. Alpha men, their wives and guests from the entire region were extended cordial invitations. Alpha chapter continues its slow but steady growth, when on the 17th Samuel Riley Pierce, J r . , of Glen Cove, L. I., was considered for membership in this our Alpha F r a t e r n i t y . Many brothers participated in the initiation actively. Our own President of Alpha Chapter and Regional Vice-President, Brother G. A. Calvin, has been making extensive plans to bring isolated Brothers into active connection with the chapter. This occasion furnished a very good opportunity for the fulfillment of the project. In times of crisis, there is a great deal that men of Alpha caliber can do to exert ideals of the Fraternity. The ideal of service and willing cooperation can not be stressed too much. We must realize our responsibility. The world, our nation, our race must face major adjustments when ttlie present crisis has subsided. Men with the ability to think, to act, to lead, will be needed even more than they are needed now. A challenge is being offered. Will Alpha Phi Alpha as an organization accept the challenge? Will Alpha men as individuals accept the challenge? We of Alpha Chapter feel confident that both questions can and will be answered in the affirmative. Fraternally yours, AUBREY E. ROBINSON, Jr., Associate Editor to Sphinx. o

GAMMA CHAPTER VA. UNION UNIVERSITY Brothers in Alpha, Greetings: It is with perhaps what is pardonable pride that the Brothers of Gamma Chapter enumerate their achievement


of the past year, but we feel as if we have contributed something constructive to the name of Alpha and the cause of education. The first plan realized was the successful completion of the "Miss Gamma" contest, Miss Julia Claiborne of Johnstown, Pa. winning the coveted title, and Miss Kathryn Grey of Richmond, Va. runner-up. The proceeds from this contest provided a scholarship in Virginia Union University, which was presented to a senior at Armstrong High School. The second crystallization of plans came in the presentation of a check for One Hundred Dollars to the University to the erection of the Carillon tower of the Belgium Friendship Building, named in honor of Brother Robert L. Vann. A third activity was the sponsoring of a "Student Forum" during Educational Week. Discussion was led by Brothers of Beta Gamma Lambda. The Leaders w e r e : Professor Robert Brown Johnson, who spoke on "Negro College Students in National Defense;" Prof. Charles W. Florence, "Education as a Vocation," and Professor J. Milton Sampson, "Vocational Guidance." On the lighter side there have been two noteworthy occasions : one, a closed Formal Dinner, in honor of the "Miss Gamma" contestants attended by Brothers and sweethearts, and the other, a very successful Minstrel Show given by the Sphinx Club at Armstrong Auditorium, directed by Professor J. W. Moore, of Beta Gamma Lambda. At this writing, two points yet remain to be carried out in our program. The first is a joint Weiner Roast sponsored by the Alphas and the \K Vs. The second is the Annual Breakfast in honor of the graduating Brothers, attended by Alphamcn, wives, and sweethearts. On May 6th, six Neophytes were inducted into the ranks of Alphadom. They w e r e : Haywood G. Knight, Philadelphia; Clifford T. Seymour, Pueblo, Colorado; William Reid, Farmville, V i r g i n i a ; John H . Hayes, Asbury Park, N. J.; Marion Robertson, Richmond, V i r g i n i a ; Forriest Pritchett, Langston, Oklahoma. We warmly welcome them and hope that the bond may be made stronger by their presence. Fraternally



September, 1941 ALPHA CHI LAMBDA AUGUSTA, GEORGIA Greetings, Brothers in A l p h a : Members of the Alpha Chi Lambda Chapter take pride in the progress which the organization has made in six years in the city of Augusta and point to this as one of the finest years in chapter history. A rounded program which included educational, social and athletic activity has been carried out since Alpha Chi Lambda reconvened after the summer recess. First number on the local program came when the chapter and a host of its friends rang out the old and rang in the new year in gay and hilarious fashion with its annual New Year's Eve Prom which was held this year for the first time in the Catholic H a l l . Artistically arranged decorations in Alpha's brilliant Gold and Black gave the ball room a festive appearance which paid high tribute to the chapter's decorators. Attending the dance was one neophyte brother, who was a weary traveler, struggling o'er the burning sands, late in December had seen the light which marks the haven of Alpha. Neophyte Brother Conally, a graduate of Tuskegee Institute, class of '39, is at present office manager of Schofield Institute, Aiken, South Carolina. A stellar football performer during his years at Tuskegee, he was also a member of the highly rated " T " Club, sports editor of the college annual and member of the pre-frat club. Brother Connally came in on the benedict side of the Bachelor-Benedict feud now being staged between the local Brothers with the married men gaining numerical ascendancy in a chapter long noted for its "eligib l e s . " In April, 1940 lie was married to the former Miss Gwendolyn Johnson of Aiken, a sister incidentally of our good Brother D r . C. C. Johnson of that city. In keeping with Negro History Week all of the plays dealt with the Negro and three of the four original plays written by teachers at the several schools. Valuable prizes were given to the schools taking first and second places and a prize of $5.00 was awarded the teacher whose original play was adjudged the winner. On following night a Negro H i s tory quiz program was broadcast over W R D W , local radio station, with 9 young people of high school age proving a splendid knowledge of the subject; seven of them making perfect


September, 1941 scores on selections from more than 100 questions which had been announced the week before in Augusta papers. Came March, and, following almost the same pattern which it took last year the Alpha-Omega basketball game was staged. The contest, which at half time seemed to be securely in the Omega bag, took on an entirely different aspect in the second stage to see the "Gold and Black" cagers of Alpha Phi Alpha step out in front by a score of 18-14 at the close of the game. Through it all, the local chapter has held interesting and entertaining meetings all during the year with Brothers doing all in their power to make things pleasant for the group on the evenings when they entertained. And so a banner year has closed and we look forward to the approaching time when we shall again seel. new laurels. Fraternally yours, JOEL W. WALLACE. o MU



Brothers in Alpha, Greetings: Truly a mighty and mystic medium is our Mojier-tongue, filled as it is with its colorful and descriptive phraseology; its searing and sacred sentences that thrill- the soul and exalt the mind; its rhythmic rhetorical structures that evoke the heights of ecstasy in the hearts of true language lovers, and its fluid flow of word totality that is unbelievably clastic in its potentialities for breadth and beauty of expression. But, to my mind, try as one might, one could not portray in full magnitude, with all gifted and acquired commands of the good King's English, the smooth brotherly cooperation and the grand espirit de corps that inspired the multiple achievements of the good members of Nu Lambda during the last school year. There were spirited meetings full of pep, vim, vigor, and tasty and succulent provender; there were special program, magnificently conceived, and executed with finesse and fullness; there were legions of praiseworthy activities by individuals, and there were grand featured gatherings in which the spirit of true fraternity abounded in rapturous effervescence. The Spring Formal, given in collaboration with the graduate chapter AKA, under the managerial genius of Brother J . L . Lockett, and his stel-


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Let epochs rise, and mushroom-kingdoms wane, Let flagrant fools their fiery flags unfurl, But Alpha's glory always shall remain, To guide us through an ever-changing world. Fraternally yours, J. FARLEY RAGLAND, Associate Editor. o



Greetings Brothers In Alpha Phi Alpha : Alpha Zeta Lambda is still on the map and has chartered a program for the next year designed to establish Alpha Phi Alpha as leader in this section of the great State of West Virginia.



Baritone, who received the Bachelor of Music degree from the Lniversity of Kansas in June. Brother Fuller arranged the "bweetheart oi A Phi A," voted a song of the national fraternity in Kansas City. His Senior Recital was May 4, at which time over AUOU persons heard him in lloch Auditorium. His home is in Stockton, Kansas. He plans to enter Julliard School of Music this fall. Brother Fuller has been an active member of Upsilon Chapter, University of Kansas.

lar committee, was truly a thing of beauty that lingered long as a joy in the minds of the happy participants. Late in May Nu Lambda was host to the significant mutual interests aroused and stimulated. And now that we stand upon the joyous threshold of Autumn, we look forward with grand gusto to the forthcoming opening of school, the beginning again of those significant eras of achievement, and the renewing of those binding bonds in the kind and kindred ties of Alphadom. Today we stand enthralled in consternation, While warring worlds still go unheeding onâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; But still we thrill in soulful consolation, Rememb'ring creeds and mandates Alpha-born.

During the past month, the captaincy of our ship changed hands but our new captain is still holding the ship true to its course of leadership in fraternal brotherhood. The newly elected officers for the next year a r e : W. C. Spencer, President, P. G. Howard, Vice President, E . W . Browne, SecretaryTreasurer and T. Mahafi'ey, Associate Editor to the Sphinx. You will find more information concerning our president and secretary in another part of this issue. The chapter also brought two new members into the light of Alpha Phi Alpha during the past month. These new brothers are J. C. Justice and Gordon Sadler. Brother Justice is the Principal of the Northfork Junior High School. He is an experienced school man and rated very highly in educational circles of our state. Brother Sadler is also a school man teaching at the Gary, West Virginia High School. Fraternally yours, THEODORE MAHAFFEY, Associate Editor to the Sphinx o

BETA TAU XAVIER UNIVERSITY With the close of the school year many brothers of Beta Tau were successful candidates for the Bachelor's Degree at the Fourteenth Annual Commencement of Xavier University. Among those who were recipients of degrees were Brothers Flounry Coles

Page 24 (Cum Laude), former chapter president, Leonidas Brayboy, Karl W . Carter, Elwood Smith, Mason D. Cloyd, Joseph Chretien, Leonard Lemelle (Cum Laude), Nelson P . \ . Spaulding, Francis X . Wheeler, W a l ter Wheat, Porter Myrick, Eugene Saffold, Rupert 'larver, Eldridge Williams and Joshua Williamson. Incidentally tlie brilliant and forceful commencement address was delivered by Brother D r . Felton Clark, P r e s i dent of Southern University. Of the above brothers the following hope to continue their studies so that ultimately they will take the noble oath of Hippocrates some years hence : Brothers Brayboy, Carter, Cloyd, Spaulding and Wheat, while Brother Smith, whose brilliant bass voice has won him much operatic fame and distinction, will continue his musical studies at Julliard School of M u s e . While speaking of scholarship, Brother Brawley must be mentioned. Brother Brawley has merited the Universitj Gold Medal award for three consecutive years for his straight "A" average. Brother Brawley is majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Biology. He has the distinction of leading both his class and the University on the Dean's honor roll for all schools and departments of the University as well as being the lone selectee this year for Alpha Epsilon Honor Society. This year the Annual Chapter Scholarship which is given to some man in the Freshman Class for the general excellence was awarded to M r . Earl Sidney Joseph of the Class of '44. The Army toll has so far taken Brothers Harold Verdun, now assistant to the Camp librarian, Engineer Replacement Center, Camp Belvior, V a . ; Felix Alexis, F o r t Leonard Wood, M o . ; and Robert T . Pearson, Fort Benning, G a . Wedding bells tolled for Brother W a r r e n McKenna and Miss Ezelle Suane at beautiful Corpus Christi Church, June 5, 1941. Brother McKenna was attended by Brothers Asa H . Atkins and Wilfred M . Lion. It must be noted here that Brother Herman Washington, president of Sigma Lambda Chapter and a member of the University faculty was recently appointed Regional Race Relations Advisor for the United States Housing Authority by National H o u s ing Commissioner Nathan S t r a u s s . He is one of the few men appointed to such positions over the country.

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TAU CHAPTER ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Greetings: It is with pleasure that I bring you news of Tau Chapter. On Friday, May 2nd, Richard Alexander, Robert E . Claybrooks, J r . , E d w a r d R. Gayles, Gary B . Lewis, J r . , Charles E d w a r d McGee, William Cepheus Rhodes, I V . , and Emmett Simms were duly initiated into Tau Chapter. A banquet was held as usual, after the initiation. Among the visiting brothers present w e r e : Brothers Currie from Alpha DeKa, Moore from Beta Rho, and Lovelace from Alpha P s i . At the first meeting after the initiation, the following men were elected to office for the coming school y e a r : Brother Chris H oward, president; Brother C. H . Bowman, vice president and dean of pledges; Brother William H . Browne, I I I . , recording secretary; Brother Nathaniel B. Green, corresponding secretary; Brother Richard Alexander, treasurer; and Brother Robert E . Claybrooks, editor to the Sphinx. Brother William H . Browne has Brothers Claybrooks, Lewis and Simms to work with him in regards to rushing. Brother Franklin Gayles is head of the social committee; he has assisting him, Brothers Rhodes and E . G a y b s . Tau's chief business, of course, scholarship, and from 14th place to Sth place on the scholarship poll, T a u jumped in one semester. For making the highest gain in scholarship in competing with fifty-nine other fraternities on the campus, T a u Chapter will receive a scholarship cup from the university. T a u has through the individual achievements of several brothers secured a distinctive place among campus organizations. Brother David Harold Blackwell, our Phi Beta Kappa, was elected to Phi Kappa Phi, highest scholastic honorary for all college students. In addition to this, he has received the Julius Rosenwald Fellowship to the Princeton Mathematical Institute for Advanced Study. There he will do research work on the Markoff Chain Theory. Brothers Blackwell and McLaurin received their doctorates in June in mathematics and econamics respectively. Brother Nathan B . Green, who will receive his bachelors in music educaiton next year, was recently elected to Phi Mu Alpha, national music chorus, men's glee club, and the concert orchestra of Sinfonia.

September, 1941 Brother James Seaberry received his bachelors last January, and is at present, setting a most enviable record in the University of Illinois Law School. Brother Robert E . Claybrooks won first prize amongst first year students in the Spanish Declamation Contest. Brother Richard Alexander and Brother Charles McGee are members of Pershing Rifles, honorary military fraternity. Brother Homer L. Chavis owns one of the leading up-to-date dry cleaning plants in a radius of seventy-five miles. He has been established in business since 1918. He is and has been for the past three years advisor of Tau Chapter. His wife. M r s . Gertrude Chavis, is president of the patron's club of our chapter. At present, Brother Chavis is serving the U . S. Government, doing dry cleaning and pressing for some 20,000 men at Chanute Field in Rantoul, Illinois. Brother Chavis is active in civic and fraternity affairs, and is one of T a u ' s most diligent workers. Under the very conscientious leadership of its new president, Chris Howard, who heads a faithful group of officers and brothers, T a u promises to find bigger and better niches to adorn for the glory and honor of ALPHA PHI ALPHA. Fraternally yours, ROBERT E . CLAYBROOKS, Editor to the Sphinx. o

A VOICE IN AMERICA I could dive a submarine, in ner neat and clean, I could do scientific workings fection, 1 could easily demean any machine, Or could captain any crew of lection.

a manto perintricate my se-

I could engineer a train, or could fly a bombing, plane, I could execute the sparks of radio, I could navigate with ease ships that sail the urging seas, If I only had the chance to make it so. Great maneuvers we could plan, for the armies of the Land, In this lottery of blood and human pawn, T o surpass at any task, just a chance is all we ask, To display that we have brains as well as b r a w n . J.




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B E T A X I — L e M o y n e College, M e m p h i s , T e n n e s s e e ; P r e s i d e n t , O s c a r W. S p e i g h t , 598 W a l k e r A v e n u e ; S e c r e t a r y , B e n j a m i n J o n e s , 34 S. P a r k w a y , E., C. S e c r e t a r y , D a n i e l G. C a r t e r , L e M o y n e College. 58. B E T A O M I C R O N — T e n n e s s e e S t a t e College, N a s h v i l l e , T e n n . ; P r e s i d e n t , Billy J o n e s ; S e c r e t a r y , I r a E v a n s , T e n n e s s e e S t a t e College. 59. BETA P I — L a n e College, J a c k s o n , T e n n . ; P r e s i d e n t , T h e o d o r e L i g h t f o o t ; S e c r e t a r y , H e r m a n S t o n e , L a n e College. 60. B E T A R H O — S h a w U n i v e r s i t y , R a l e i g h , N. O.j President, C l a u d W h i t a k e r , J r . ; S e c r e t a r y , Milford Taylor, S h a w U n i versity. 61. B E T A S I G M A — S o u t h e r n U n i v e r s i t y , S c o t l a n d v i l l e La ; P r e s i d e n t , E d m o n d H a r r i s , S e c r e t a r y , L e n a r d Clarke', S o u t h e r n University.

62. B E i A T A U — X a v i e r U n i v e r s i t y , New O r l e a n s , La.; P r e s i d e n t . fii R i ? T i l r Y T S S i ? S A x f e c £ ! t ? r y ' S t a n d f o r d W r i g h t , 3817 P i n e S t r e e t . bd. BETA U P S I L O N — S t a t e T e a c h e r s College, M o n t g o m e r y , Ala.. nan S t a n l e y J . Reese, Jr., S e c r e t a r y , K e n n i e t h A. V e r 64. BETA P H I — D i l l a r d U n i v e r s i t y , New O r l e a n s , La.; P r e s i d e n t . H a r o l d L u c i e n ; S e c r e t a r y , J o s e p h Mack, 1911 S t . B e r n a r d 65

' ? ? „ I A 1 < £ ? I " ^ , h i I a n T ? e r S m i t h College, L i t t l e R o c k , A r k a n s a s ; SeCretary E P n l f a S S m ^ n 1 iSSg?: ' ™ * ' Preeman66. BETA P S I C H A P T E R — O x f o r d , C a m b r i d g e , L o n d o n U n i v e r s i t i e s , L o n d o n , E n g l a n d ; P r e s i d e n t , Dr. C. B . C l a r k e Belfleld H o u s e , New B a r n e t , E n g l a n d ; S e c r e t a r y , N. A FadiDe 4 a Calthorpe Street, London, England ""'PC 67. GAMMA ALPHA—Tyler, Texas, Pres., S t r a t f o r d S. H i l l i a r d S e c r e t a r y , J a m e s M. T h o m p s o n , T e x a s College.

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S e c r e t a r y , A r n o l d B . W a l k e r , 3017 D e l m a r Blvd. 106. ZETA L A M B D A — N e w p o r t News, Va.; P r e s i d e n t T R o g e r T h o m p s o n , 641 H a m p t o n A v e n u e ; S e c r e t a r y , F e r n a n d o ' B r o w n , 2411 Jefferson Ave. 107. T H E T A L A M B D A — D a y t o n , O h i o ; P r e s i d e n t , Lloyd G P h i l V,pr,s' „ 6 1 Z, R , a n d o l p h S t r e e t ; S e c r e t a r y , W a l t e r C. B l o u n t J r , 417 S. E u c l i d A v e n u e . 108. ETA L A M B D A — A t l a n t a , Ga.; P r e s i d e n t C h a r l e s W G r e e n e 304 Griffin St., N. W., S e c r e t a r y , N e l s o n C. J a c k s o n , 247 H e n r y ot., S. W. 109. I O T A L A M B D A — I n d i a n a p o l i s , I n d . ; President, Arnold C B a n i s t e r J r . S e n a t e A v e n u e B r a n c h YMCA; S e c r e t a r y J o h n Mansfield. 724 B l a k e S t r e e t . N o 114 110. K A P P A L A M B D A — G r e e n s b o r o , N. C , P r e s . W i l l i a m E B e a v er; S e c , B e n j a m i n H. C r u t c h e r , A. & T College 1U - ¥JJ L A M B D A — W a s h i n g t o n , D. O.J P r e s i d e n t , C. C. H o u s e , 14 J? ^K; s t - N - w - S e c r e t a r y , G e o r g e W. P e t e r s o n , 604 D . St., N. W. 112. NU L A M B D A — E t t r i c k , Va.; P r e s i d e n t , J a m e s B . C e p h a s Virinia State; Secretary, Charles J . W a r t m a n , Jr., V i rBg i n i a t a t e College. 113. X I L A M B D A — C h i c a g o , 111., P r e s i d e n t , Dr. E. K. M c D o n a l d , 5624 S. S t a t e S t r e e t ; S e c r e t a r y , A l t o n M. C h i l d s , I I , 3653 Calumet Avenue. 114. O M I C R O N L A M B D A — B i r m i n g h a m , A l a b a m a ; P r e s i d e n t R. L i n c o l n J a c k s o n , 54 9 t h A v e n u e . N.; S e c r e t a r y H Lovell Mosely, 1304 1st C o u r t W., 6-8429, B i r m i n g h a m , A l a b a m a . 115. P I L A M B D A — L i t t l e Rock.. Ark., P r e s i d e n t , I. T. G i l l a m . 1211 P u l a s k i S t r e e t ; S e c r e t a r y , C. F r a n k l i n B r o w n . 1019 Cross S t . 116. R H O LAMBDA—Buffalo, N. Y., P r e s i d e n t , C h a r l e s B . Hayes, 350 12th S t r e e t , N i a g a r a F a l l s . New Y o r k ; S e c r e t a r y D r J . M c D o n a l d B o b b , 215 W i l l i a m St., Buffalo. 117. S I G M A LAMBDA—New O r l e a n s , La.. P r e s i d e n t , Herman W a s h i n g t o n , 2506 L o u i s i a n a A v e n u e ; S e c r e t a r y , C l a r e n c e T. Mason, Dillard University. 118. TAU LAMBDA—Nashville, T e n n . , P r e s i d e n t , W. D. H a w k i n s , Jr., 76 W h a r f A v e n u e , N a s h v i l l e , T e n n . ; S e c r e t a r y , J a m e s R. A n d e r s o n , 1027 18th Ave., N. 119. U P S I L O N L A M B D A — J a c k s o n v i l l e . Fla., P r e s i d e n t , T. M. C h r i s t o p h e r , 3640 L a u r a S t r e e t : S e c r e t a r y , T. V. T h o m a s , 1760 Mvrtle Avenue. 120. P H I L A M B D A — R a l e i g h , N. C.J P r e s i d e n t , J o h n P e r c y B o n d , A r c a d e H o t e l . S e c r e t a r y , W a l k e r H. Q u a r l e s , Jr., S h a w U n i versity, R a l e i g h , N. C. 1€1. CHI LAMBDA—Wilberforce, Ohio; President, J a m e s T. Henry; Secretary, Harold J o h n s o n , Wilberforce University. 122. P S I L A M B D A — C h a t t a n o o g a . T e n n e s s e e ; P r e s i d e n t , , B o o k e r T. S c r u g g s , 1909 B l a c k f o r d S t r e e t ; S e c r e t a r y , Dr. W . B . Davis, 124'/, E. 9 t h S t r e e t . 123 A ' i ' P H A A L P H A LAMBDA—Newark, N. J e r s e y ; P r e s i d e n t , Dr. Charles Harris, 269 G r o v e S t r e e t , J e r s e y City; S e c r e t a r y , A r t h u r W i l l i a m s . 136 L i n c o l n S t r e e t , M o n t c l a i r . 124. ALPHA BETA L A M B D A — L e x i n g t o n . Ky.; P r e s i d e n t , F L. B a k e r . 629 N. U p p e r St., S e c r e t a r y , Dr. H. A. M e r c h a n t s , 126 DeWeese S t . 125. ALPHA GAMMA LAMBDA—New Y o r k C i t v : P r e s i d e n t , F r a n k A. W a l k e r , 450 S t . N i c h o l a s A v e n u e ; S e c r e t a r y , C. A r t h u r J a c k s o n . 400 C o n v e n t A v e n u e . 126. ALPHA DELTA L A M B D A — M e m p h i s . T e n n e s s e e ; President, J a m e s G. K i n g . 758 Ayers S t r e e t ; S e c r e t a r y , A b n e r B . O w e n , ,__ Jr., 598 W i l l i a m s A v e n u e . 127. ALPHA E P S I L O N L A M B D A — J a c k s o n . Miss., Pres., E v e r e t t R. L a w r e n c e . T o u g a l o o College. T o u g a l o o , Miss.; S e c , A l a n T . , „ „ B u s b v . Box 176.. A l c o r n . Miss. 128. ALPHA ZETA LAMBDA—Bluefield. W . Va.: President W C h a r m i n g S p e n c e r . Bluefield: S e c r e t a r y , E d w a r d W. B r o w n e , Bluefield. 129. ALPHA ETA L A M B D A — H o u s t o n , T e x a s : P r e s i d e n t . Dr. J. W. Davis. 419i/, M i l a m St.. H o u s t o n , T e x a s : S e c r e t a r y , Lee P e r , . „ k i n s , P r a i r i e View. T e x a s . 130. ALPHA T H E T A L A M B D A — A t l a n t i c City, N. J.: President, F e r d i n a n d C. N e w t o n , 217 N. J e r s e y A v e n u e ; S e c r e t a r y A r 101 Al 7 Pn H A - H a m m , 124 N. N e w Y o r k A v e n u e . t A IOTA L A M B D A — C h a r l e s t o n , W. Va.: President, T h o m a s E. Posey. I n s t i t u t e . W. Va.; S e c r e t a r y , K e r m l t J. , , . H a l l . 308-B E l i z a b e t h St.. C h a r l e s t o n . W. Va. ' 132. ALPHA K A P P A L A M B D A — R o a n o k e , Va.: P r e s i d e n t , Dr. E l wood D. D o w n i n g , 236 P a t t e r s o n A v e n u e ; S e c r e t a r y , Dr. , . „ G e o r g e A. M o o r e . 106 W e l l s A v e n u e , N . W . idd. ALPHA MU L A M B D A — K n o x v i l l e , T e n n . ; President, N. A. H e n d e r s o n . 123 E. V i n e Ave., S e c r e t a r y , M. D. S e n t e r , 2134 E. V i n e Ave. 134. 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