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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People DEMOCRACY AT WORK • Equality • Justice Under the Law MONDAY, MAY 17, 1954 UNDERGRADUATE

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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, Inc. GENERAL OFFICERS G e n e r a l President: A. MACEO SMITH, 2011 North W a s h i n g t o n Street, D a l l a s 4, T e x a s . S o u t h w e s t e r n Vice-President: L. H. WILLIAMS, 119 North G r e e n w o o d , Tulsa, O k l a h o m a . Southern Vice-President: W . H. DUKE WILLIAMS, P. O . Box 1549, Jackson, Mississippi. M i d w e s t e r n Vice-President: WILLIAM A. SMITH, 2537 M a d i s o n Street, G a r y , I n d i a n a . E a s t e r n Vice-President: WALTER BOOKER, 14200 Hamlin Street, N. E„ W a s h i n g t o n , D. C. F a r W e s t e r n V i c e - P r e s i d e n t : SAMUEL P. DeBOSE, 4636'/z W. 21st Street, Los A n g e l e s , California. G e n e r a l S e c r e t a r y : JAMES E. HUGER, 641 East 63rd Street, Suite 311, C h i c a g o , Illinois. G e n e r a l T r e a s u r e r : MEREDITH G. FERGUSON, 925 Eleventh A v e n u e , North, N a s h v i l l e 8, Tenn. Editor-in-Chief. SPHINX: W . BARTON BEATTY. Box 352, P h o e b u s , Virginia. Director of E d u c a t i o n a l Activities: MILTON S. J. WRIGHT, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, O. G e n e r a l Counsel: EDWARD C. MADDOX, 129 Third Street, Suite 411, Los A n g e l e s , California. Historian: CHARLES H. WESLEY, Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio. LAY MEMBERS, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MIDWESTERN—147-E S h a w Hall, Michigan State College, East Lansing, Michigan • SOUTHERN — R u b e n A. S h e a r e r , T a l l a d e g a College, T a l l a d e g a , A l a b a m a • EASTERN—Claude A. Conner, Box 307, University of P e n n s y l v a n i a • SOUTHWESTERN—Lloyd H. Williams, Box 184, T e x a s Southern University, Houston, T e x a s • FAR WESTERN—Willie Brown, 2255 M a r i p o s a Street, S a n Francisco, California. JEWELS H e n r y A. Callis, 2306 East Street, N. E., W a s h i n g t o n , D. O ; G e o r g e B. Kelley, 1 - 113th Street, Troy, N e w York; N a t h a n i e l A. M u r r a y , 2151 W e s t 21st Street, Los A n g e l e s 7, California. DECEASED: C h a i l e s H. C h a p m a n , Robert H. Ogle, Vertner W . T a n d y , E u g e n e Kinckle Jones. CHAIRMAN. STANDING COMMITTEES BUDGET—Kermit J. Hall, 5000 W o o d l a n d Ave., P h i l a d e l p h i a 43, P e n n a . AUDITING—W. D. H a w k i n s , Jr., Fisk University, N a s h v i l l e . Tenn. FINS AND B A D G E S — E d w a r d C. M a d d o x , 129 West 3rd Street, Los A n g e l e s , Calif. OTHER C H A I R M E N — C h a i r m a n for the Election Commission a n d the following committees will b e c h o s e n later d u r i n g the y e a r : Housing, P r o g r a m s a n d R e c o m m e n d a t i o n s , Charter Achievements and Awards, and Ritual.

Director of Educational Activities, Wilberforce, Ohio.

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ALPHAS 1954 FOUR POINT PROGRAM Pay for National Headquarters. Reclaim Brolhers. Pay National Tax. Register and Vote.

SPHINX STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF W . Barton Beatty, Jr. ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITORS J. Rupert Picott, W . Byron Rumford FUN EDITOR O . Wilson W i n t e r s EDITORIAL DIRECTOR—Milton S. J. Wright. ASSISTANTS—Hugh M. Gloster, Rayford W . Logan. H o w a r d Long. F r a n k L. Stanley, W . W e s l e y Whetstone. T h o m a s W . Young. STAFF EDITORS—Edward W . Brooke, Robert P. Daniel. John Hope Franklin. Jacob R. H e n d e r s o n . Lionel H. News o n , J. S a u n d e r s R e d d i n g . A. M a c e o Smith, C h a r l e s V. Willie. S t e p h e n J. Wright. CONTRIBUTING EDITORS—Carlton H. Lee. E. E. A l e x a n d e r . Robert J. Anthony, Rufus B. Atwood, W a l d o W . E. Blanchet. O s c a r C. Brown, Archib a l d J. C a r e y . Felton G. Clark, Henry M. Collier. Jr., E d g a r E p p s . William L. Fitzgerald, Nelson R. Freem a n , Rudolph H e n d e r s o n . G e o r g e W . Hunter. Nelson C. Jackson. Francis J. Johnson. Francis A. K o r n e g a y , Marcus A. M a h o n e . H o r a c e W . Melvin, A. J. Polk. R a m o n S. S c r u g g s . C l a r e n c e B. Shelton. C. E. Simmons, Jr., Leroy A. Simmons. Everett Singleton, Robert L. Smith. W a l t e r D. S p a n n . H. Theo Tatum, J. G. Thornton.

CHAPTER DIRECTORY UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS 1. ALPHA—G. A. Galvin (P). 401 W. Stat: St., Ithaca, N. Y. 2. BETA—Lionel G. Ranger (S), Box 211 Howard University, Washington, D. C. 3. GAMMA—Claude L. Franklin, Jr. (S), Virginia Union University, Richmond 20, Va. 4. DELTA—Green Mackey, Jr. (S), 2306 E. 8th St., Austin, Texas. 5. EPSILON—A. William Douglass, Jr. (S), 735 Haven St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 6. ZETA—Hamilton D. Smith (S), 17 Ball Rd., North Haven, Conn. 7. ETA—Leonard Dawson (S), 938 St. Nicholas Ave., New York 32, N. Y. 8. THETA—Orin C. Taylor (S), 11343 8. Aberdeen, Chicago 15, 111. 9. IOTA—William Duncan (S), Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Ga. 10. KAPPA—Madison Alford (S), 1055 River Rd. Dorm. Columbus 10, Ohio. 11. MU—Maurice O. Howell (S), 2708 E. 32nd St., Minneapolis, Minn. 12. NU—Robert E. Winters (P), Box 392 Lincoln University, Lincoln University, Pa. 13. XI—William R. Lee (S), Box 165 Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio. 14. OMICRON—Robert P. Smith (P), 3046 Centre Ave.. Pittsburgh 19, Pa. 15. PI—Burton D. d e m o n s (P). 3668 E. 143rd St., Cleveland, Ohio. 16. RHO—R. Allen Durrant (S), 40 West Upsal St., Philadelphia 19, Pa. 17. SIGMA—Baron H. Martin, II (P), 14 Wabon St., Grove Hall 21, Mass. 18. TAU—Gerald Hines (S), 1301 W. Clark St., Urbana, 111. 19. UPSILON—Churby C. Clowers (S), 1101 Mississippi St., Lawrence, Kansas. 20. PHI—Sylvester Davis (P), 366 Atkinson Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. 21. CHI—W. C. D. Henderson (P), 1719 21st Ave., N., Nashville, Tenn. 22. PSI—Hugo Marcos (S), 3843 N. Sydenham St., Philadelphia 40, Pa. 23. ALPHA ALPHA—John R. Queen (S), 839 Ridgeway Ave., Cincinnati 29, Ohio. 24. ALPHA BETA—Reuben A. Shearer (P), Talladega College, Talladega, Ala.

25. ALPHA GAMMA—(Inactive) Providence, R.I. 26. ALPHA DELTA—Alvis Andrews (S), 2116 S. Western, Los Angeles 18, Cal. 27. ALPHA EPSILON—Bobby Cooper (P.). 1109 30th St., Oakland, Cal. 28. ALPHA ZETA—F. B. Newman, Jr. (S). 119 Gore Hall, Institute, W. Va. 29. ALPHA ETA—Arthur L. Visor (S), 2615 Pendleton Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 30. ALPHA THETA—(Inactive) Iowa City, Iowa. 31. ALPHA IOTA—Belvin Williams (S), 2246 Washington St., Denver, Colo. 32. ALPHA KAPPA—(Inactive) Springfield, Mass. ??. ALPHA MU—Charles M. Smith (S), 2142 Dewey Ave., Evanston, IU. 34. ALPHA NU—(Inactive) Des Moines, Iowa. 35. ALPHA XI—Robert L. Williams (S), 421 East Pine St., Seattle 22, Washington. 36. ALPHA OMICRON—Robert E. Steede (P), Johnson C. Smith University. Charlotte, N. C. 37. ALPHA PI—Melvin E. Talbott (P), 522 E. Kentucky, Louisville, Ky. 38. ALPHA RHO—Robert K. Anderson (S), Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga. 39. ALPHA SIGMA—Leroy A. Jackson, Jr. (P), Wiley College, Marshall, Texas. 40. ALPHA TAU—Allen D. Jackson (S), 735 St. Clair St., Akron 7, Ohio. 41. ALPHA UPSILON—Richard O. Brown (S). 1545 Calvert St., Detroit 6, Mich. 42. ALPHA PHI—Wallace Hartsfield (S), 240 Chestnut St., Atlanta, Ga. 43. ALPHA CHI—Cyril O. Packwood (S), Box 274, Fisk University, Nashville 8, Tenn. 44. ALPHA PSI—George W. Enslow (S), Room 22, Tull Hall, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Mo. 45 BETA ALPHA—Harold Bradby (S). Morgan State College, Baltimore, Md. 46. BETA BETA—Maurice L. Russell (S), 1971 S St., Lincoln, Neb. 47. BETA GAMMA—James L. Hall (S), Box 2105 Va. State College, Petersburg, Va. 48. BETA DELTA—Ned Hickman (P), Box 248 State College, Orangeburg, S. C. 49. BETA EPSILON—Charles D. Bussey (P), A. and T. College, Greensboro, N. C. (Continued on P a g e 32>


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KIIITOR'S None: Brother Alon:.o G. Moron, President o) Hampton Institute, was unusually busy on Monday, May 17, 1954, giving statements to the press, making tape recordings and broadcasting lor radio studios 'in the Supreme ( ourfs unanimous decision to outlaw segregation in public schools. Because Oj his forthright statement and his views regarding the eljuil oi this decision in education for Negroes we thought it lilting and propm to his entire statement available to Alphadom.

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R. AI.ONZO G. MORON. President of Hampton Institute. Hampton, Va„ one of the 31 accredited Negro, non-profit colleges in the United Negro College Fund which is now being conducted in Michigan, has some interesting comments on the V. S. Supreme Court decision relative to segregation and its effects on Negro colleges. Each of the 31 colleges helps some city or state m us annual United Negro College Fund campaign and Dr. Moron's duties include helping Detroit and Michigan in this drive. He was in Detroit for TV and Radio appearances on behalf of the fund when this legal decision was handed down. Because of his intimate knowledge of his subject, the following statement is that of an expert. Dr. Moron's statement follows: "I have spent the past three days working with the Detroit campaign committee on behalf of the United Negro College Fund. T h e campaign in Detroit is under the very able leadership of Mr. Walker Cisler, president of the Detroit Edison Company and Dr. DeWitt T, Btirton. superintendent of Wayne Diagnostic Hospital. T h e goal for Michigan is $90,000 and I have reasons to believe that the goal will be achieved. "Today, the Supreme Court of the United S'tates held that segregation in the public schools in unconstitutional. Before 1 go into the effects of this decision I would like to express tn\ "hanks and appreciation for the momentous decision. It reinforces iu\ faith in democracy and the orderly solution of our problems by constitutional methods. For millions of Negro children in the public schools of the 21 southern states and the District ol Columbia, it means the dawn of a new day of wider opportunity to gel a decent education. "This decision deprives the Communist of all propaganda weapons which they have used most effectively against the United States in their attempt to discredit democracy in the eves of the colored people of the world. "As for the Negro colleges the decision will have very little effect, if a m . except to hasten the day when they will no Inngci be Negro colleges, but simply good private colleges for the training of the youth of (he nation who need more, not fewer, facilities fol their higher education. "In connection with the need for continuing support for col leges belonging to the United Negro College Fund I can positively and definitely state that the need is just as great for several reasons. In the first place, the decision handed down today applies K> public schools and derives its force from the fact that theseschools .in- supported by public funds. The 31 colleges in the United Negro College Fund are private colleges and receive no financial assistance from the state or federal government. This decision will not make available to the 31 colleges any support from the state. It may mean, and it is difficult to be certain about this until the Conn issues the necessary devices to implement its slateIIKIU of national policy, thai all of these colleges will now be allowed to admit students of all races. "Some of iht'se colleges have white students and some white colleges have Negroes in their student bodies. But for main years ID conic these colleges will continue to serve the majority of Negroes who cannot afford lo leave home for a college education and who mini the kind of education that a private college provides. " T h e colleges will also continue to be dependent upon to serve those Negroes and whites whose financial resources are limited and who should not be denied a college education because the price tag is too high. "Finally, in speculating about the effect of this decision on these private colleges, it must be remembered that while Negroes

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The Undergraduate - The Lifeblood of Our Fraternity By Brother A. Marco Smith, President

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Our Unfinished Task In Education By Brother Walter Booker. Eastern V.-Pres. President Eisenhower Lauds Human Rights Council—Praises J. Ernest Wilkins Fraternity Fun By Dr. O. Wilson

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NEXT DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 10. 1954 Publication Office: 1616 Church Street, Norfolk, Va. Address all news matter to Editor-in Chief: W. BARTON BEATTY, JR. Box 352, Phoebus, Va. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE — $2.00 PER YEAR Published four times a year, in February, May, October, and December. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Norfolk, Virginia, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at a special rate of postage provided for in Sec. 1 102, Act of October 3, 1917. Individual chapters will be billed for cost of engraving pictures submitted and used. constitute 10 per cent of the nation's population, they constitute only 3 per cent of the colleges' population. T h e abolishing of segregation means that the inn is open now for a larger nuinbei of Negroes to get a decent public school education without the degrading and frustrating experience of segregation. "It means also that more Negroes will be knocking on the doors of all the colleges for admission and the 31 united colleges will have lo share the extra burden of this increase. As I see it, the need I'm support of these 31 colleges is just as great now as it ever was. It will take years for desegregation of the public schools to be felt in the colleges and the real effect will be what Americans wish for— that these 31 colleges will be good enough, strong enough, desirable enough to serve all people who get the kind of education thev offer in order to become useful, contributing members of our societv."

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The Undergraduate—The Lifeblood of Our Fraternity By A. M A C E O S M I T H General President Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

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N C R E A S E D competition among college fraternities, along with increasing a n d complex administrative requirements on college campuses make the role of the u n d e r g r a d u a t e a most difficult one. T h i s is reflected in the fact that since 1945 the ratio between g r a d u a t e a n d u n d e r g r a d u a t e memberships in A l p h a P h i Alpha has been on a steady decline. T h i s condition must be curbed, ere the national demise of our fraternity may be statistically charted. Analysis of o u r m e m b e r s h i p over a period of five years will reflect that the u n d e r g r a d u ate ratio has declined from 47 per cent in 1949 to 33 per cent in 1953. Moreover, the a n n u a l n u m b e r of new initiates (graduates a n d u n d e r g r a d u ates) has declined from 1,191 in 1949 to 763 in 1953. U p to a n d t h r o u g h the late thirties, Alpha was chiefly an u n d e r g r a d u ate fraternity. General presidents a n d chief officers were undergraduates. T h e p r o g r a m was geared to undergraduate activity. I n later years the b r o t h e r h o o d has taken on a graduate air, a n d the p r o g r a m tends to reflect the p r e p o n d e r a n t m e m b e r s h i p . W h i l e a balance in program content is being sought, vibrant techniques must be employed to increase the m e m b e r s h i p q u a n t i t y a n d to accelerate the administrative a n d program participation of the undergraduate— "the Lifeblood of o u r Fraternity." It may seem from t h e above that the focal interest now is in n u m b e r s r a t h e r t h a n quality. Frankly, it is in both. Increasing p o p u l a t i o n figures, along with the increasing n u m b e r of students w h o are entering college would seem to justify this conclusion. I am sure all of us recognize this for a serious matter. Your sincere interest in a p p r o p r i a t e remedies is seriously solicited. George Eliot said, "If you want more roses, you must plant more rose bushes." All of us, graduates and undergraduates, must devote ourselves more assiduously to the task of planting more u n d e r g r a d u a t e rose bushes if we expect the increased blosPAGE 2

soming of u n d e r g r a d u a t e Alphas in the realm to u n d e r g i r d a n d strengthen the b r o t h e r h o o d . W e must condition the soil for the planting. W h e r e the soil has become depleted t h r o u g h o r t h o d o x methods of cultivation, we must fertilize a n d / o r seek new fields. Increasing competition from o t h e r fraternities requires more progressive methods in contacting, rushing and pledging. Undergraduate chapters are hereby called u p o n to extend themselves in a spirit of helpfulness a n d cooperation. T h e present a d m i n i s t r a t i o n is trying to reach u n d e r g r a d u a t e problems t h r o u g h : (1) e x p a n d i n g the program of scholarships, fellowships, grants-inaid, a n d student loans, (the a m o u n t allotted to these purposes for 1954 fiscal is $8,500); (2) increasing the budgets of u n d e r g r a d u a t e laymen so that they can m a k e week-end supervisory trips to u n d e r g r a d u a t e chapters; (3) providing advice a n d financial assistance to u n d e r g r a d u a t e chapters in the acquisition of Fraternity houses; (4) offering seven scholarships of $1,000 each to Cornell University a n d other schools at the time of the Semi-Centennial Celebration; (5) i m p r o v i n g the counselling a n d placement services in the secretary's office; (fi) refining o u r citizenship and social action programs for exeri ise on college campuses; (7) stepp i n g u p o u r fraternal p r o g r a m to make Alpha interracial in fact, a n d (8) integrating u n d e r g r a d u a t e s into all committees, commissions a n d the administrative set-up of the fraternity. T h e r e is a n o t h e r side to this undergraduate m a t t e r which must be considered. H i g h initiation a n d membership fees in u n d e r g r a d u a t e chapters are dissuading many potential Alphas from membership and demoralizing the ranks in some of our undergraduate chapters. Also u n d e r g r a d u a t e beneficiaries of chapter housing aids must assume increased responsibilities in providing evidence that these chapter houses will be good financial risks. In conclusion, I would exhort each of o u r members to (1) increase his \ ision and faith in the future, (2) give depth and enlightenment to his living. (5) enlarge his concern for others, (4) establish an unshakable personal (Continued on Page 27)

BROTHER LAWRENCE E. PAXTON Brother Paxton was recently inducted into the Howard University Chapter oi the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Brother Paxton now serves as the vice-president ot Beta Chapter at Howard University.

Two Queens Crowned

By Alpha Sphinx T O L E D O , Ohio - T h e Alpha Sphinx Clubs of the University of T o ledo a n d Bowling Green State University crowned t h e i r respective queens at a gala affair held at the Elks Ballroom in T o l e d o , O h i o . Miss Mary Clark, freshman at the Bowling Green State University, who resides at 9108 Columbia Avenue. Cleveland, Ohio, and is the d a u g h t e r of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Stevens, was crowned by Richard Traylor, president of the Alpha Sphinx C l u b of Bowling Green Stale University. Miss Clark, an attractive and c h a r m i n g personality, is known as a dynamic campus leader on the Bowling Green State University campus, where she is a m e m b e r of G a m m a Chi Sorority. Miss Zora Green, the daughter of Mi. a n d Mrs. Joseph Green, 431 Avondale Avenue, T o l e d o , Ohio, was crowned queen of the Alpha Sphinx C l u b of the University of T o l e d o , by John Mouton, president. Miss Green, a freshman in the college of business administration, is an active m e m b e r a n d leadei in the Ivy Leaf Club. Alter the mid-term examinations in April, Miss Clark and Miss Green will be escorted by the Sphinx Clubs to (Continued on Page 31) THE

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Human Rights Program Highlights Activities Here ORANGEBURG, S. C. - Beta Delta's busy week of Human Rights Observance was climaxed with a dynamic and highly spectacular address by one of the most important and outstanding Negroes in the United States today, Brother Archibald J. Carey, lawyer, minister, and alternate delegate to the United Nations. This eloquent speaker literally captivated his audience while he spoke firmly on the subject, "A Beacon Light in a Confused World." Brother Benner C. Turner, President of South Carolina State College, introduced the program, and Brother J. J. Seabrooks, President of Claflin University, introduced the speaker. Many persons came out to see and hear this figure who shall go down in history as a champion for human rights. The "Human Rights Week" celebration began on Sunday evening, April 4 with a very inspiring address by Father John Moncrief entitled,

"New Hopes for a Changing World." The careful planning and timeliness of the program added much to its success. On Wednesday, April 7, 1954, the Sphinx Club presented a Burlesque Debate, "Resolved That the Calendar Should have Thirteen Months Rather Than Twelve." The audience received and enjoyed the debate hilariously. Beta Delta is proud to look back over its activities of the year now that the school year is nearing an end. In October the chapter entertained the Freshman Class at Dukes Gymnasium. On Founder's Day, December 7, the chapter presented Brothers Benjamin Payton, Paul R. Webber III, Horace Ott, and Ned Hickmon in "A Pageant of the Years." This program viewed the History and Development of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, educational and social highlights, and Alpha's part in human relations. On February 6, 1954, the chapter

presented a "Mystery Dance" in Dukes Gymnasium for its annual benefit project. The dance included a jitterbugging contest, mambo contest, waltz contest, and a rhumba contest. March 20, 1954 found the chapter participating in the Delta's annual Jabberwock. Our presentation was a "Latin-American Dragnet," which was in keeping with the theme "Down Latin-American Way." We are happ) to say that Beta Delta placed second in the contest which was judged on originality, costume and dialogue. As commencement nears, it is always an honor to recognize those brothers who are departing, along with acknowledgment of contributions made by them. These brothers have expressed their sad desire of having to leave, yet they feel that time has come when each must take his place in society and continue to serve Alpha, as well as to make a name for himself. Brother Freddie C. Austin, a senior majoring in Biology, hails from Lakeland, Florida. He has been a member in Alpha for three years. During his membership in Beta Delta Chapter, he was President and Corresponding Secretary. Other affiliations are Sec(Continued on Page 26)

MEMBERS OF ALPHA PHI CHAPTER, CLARK COLLEGE. ATLANTA, GEORGIA.

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Alphas Lead at Allen University COLUMBIA, S. C.-Gamma Gamma Chapter follows the Alpha tradition by offering vigorous and far-sighted leadership at Allen University. The brothers of this noble chapter, hold full sway and are adjudged both by faculty—student body as 'he most consi ruciivc and outstanding leaders on the campus. The president of the chapter, Brother Frederick H. Talbot, a native of British Guiana, South America holds several offices. He is editor-in-chief of the Allen Journal and Yellow Jacket 1954, treasurer of the Pan-Hellenic Council, president of the Y. M. C. A. and the University Choir, vice-president of the Senior Class, member of the N.A.A.C.P. and the Parnassus and Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Societies. He has represented the school on several occasions, both in Canada and the U. S. The vice-president and dean of pledgees, Brother Robert Cox is one of the leading tenors of the University Choir. He is a senior and hopes to pursue further study in education. The recording secretary, Brother John Sabb, Jr., is treasurer of the Junior Class, and circulation manager of the school paper. He holds membership in the Y.M.C.A. and N.A.A.C.P. He is currently campaigning for the vicepresidency of the Student Council for the coming school year. Brother Daniel Martin is treasurer of the chapter. He is business manager of the school paper, member of the University Choir and Band, Y.M.C.A., Yellow Jacket Staff and the N.A.A.C.P. Corresponding secretary, Brother Leroy Nesbitt is a sophomore and president of his class, president of I he N.A.A.C.P., parliamentarian of the Student Council and member of various committees. He is seeking the office of editor-in-chief of the school paper. Chaplain Marc W. Brown, Jr., is president of the Student Council. He is the first Alpha to hold this coveted position within the last five years. He also serves as captain of the football team, member of the Y.M.C.A., dormitory committee and assistant to the coach. Brother Sylvester Williams, parliamentarian, is a member of the psychology club and an honor student. Brother Percival Everette, a transferred student from Beta Chapter has also joined forces with us, and is also making his contribution. PAGE 4

BEAUTY AND GRACE — A PLENTY!!! Highlighting Psi Chapter's Annual Sweetheart Dance is the crowning of the 1954 Queen. Miss Janet Gray. Cheyney State Teachers' College by Miss Joan Chapman, Psi's 1953 Queen. In attendance are from left to right: Misses Barbara Boiling. Reynolds School Teacher, Philadelphia; Thelma Broomer, West Chester State Teachers College; Joan Chapman; Leona Edwards. Temple University and Geraldine Wilson, Cheyney State Teachers College.

The members of the chapter also lead in scholarship. In the spirit of humility and true brotherhood we dedicate ourselves to the tasks that lie before us. Service is our watchword, for we fervently believe that "we shall transcend all," not because we are "First of all," but rather because we are "servants of all." Our work and effectiveness are inspired by the help and guidance which we receive from Brother Bishop Frank Madison Reid, chancellor of the University, Advisor Jack Jordan and the many members of the faculty. GAMMA GAMMA MARCHES ON!!!

New Orleans Brothers Entertain Brother Morial NEW ORLEANS, La. - The first Negro graduate of the Louisiana State University Law School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ernest Nathan Morial, was recently entertained by the brothers of Sigma Lambda Chapter at New Orleans, Louisiana. Brother Morial who completed the

two and a half years, accelerated law course, is now associated with Brothers A. P. Tureaud and A. M. Trudeau, Jr., in the practice of law. Morial completed his undergraduate work at Xavier University, B. S. in Business Administration in 1951, and worked as auditor for the Keystone Life Insurance Company before entering the LSU Law School. When interviewed and presented to the group Brother Morial said, when asked about his campus life at LSU, "I lived on the campus and had access to all facilities without discrimination. I was treated like any other student." While at LSU Brother Morial became a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council organized there, and is the first Negro to be initiated in Louisiana into the order. Morial competed in the Robert Lee Tullis Honorary Moot Court competition and emerged victorious. Brother Morial was initiated into Beta Tau Chapter, Xavier University, in 1949. He is a member of the American Judicature Society; the Knights of Peter Claver; the Frontiers of America; and is active in civic affairs of New Orleans and the state at large. THE SPHINX


Our Unfinished Task In Education o u r slogan and our by-line and through it thousands of the people of our race in the North and South lute! EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. fValtei Booker, Eastern their eyes pointed toward a ray of l ice-President, delivered this address at Cam- hope. W h o would not dare to atphor Memorial M. /-.'. Church, Sunday, April tempt evaluation of the extent of this 25. as a pari of the educational public meetMany more years must ing planned by Rim Chapter. Philadelphia, campaign. pass even before we begin to look at Pennsylvania. the mass of results, for thousands of people have just caught the spirit of JlN 1906 when seven men decided at what it really means to have the right Cornell thai the little study club to vote for a public official; and this should be made into a Fraternity, has not been limited to the southern whose name would be Alpha Phi Alareas. p h a , one of the most momentous deIn the 1910s Alpha Phi Alpha was cisions was arrived at in the history of the Negro in America. T h i s very found in an interesting role of subsiact conceived this Fraternity of ours dizing the' intellectual potentialities within a n d because of the academic of its brothers in the advanced fields process; it was the nucleus of a flow- of history, while at the same time movering of ideas from the college campus ing into the denial of rights a m o n g to the community; it was a strike back Negroes. So that collection of writat the inequities of full educational. ings by Raylord Logan came forth on social and psychological life even on the Colonial system, as it influenced campuses of N o r t h American Uni- a n d in there was influenced by our versities; and, indeed it was the be- own status here in America. Moredank and thorough - going ginning of Greek-letter organizations, over, whose potentialities would become, studies on the status of the Negro in someday, a mighty force in the affairs America developed largely through the efforts of J o h n H o p e Franklin; of our people. but simultaneous with these concenSince the founding of Alpha Phi Alpha forty-seven years ago there have trations of attention, our efforts were been interesting and fruitful j>eriods directed to the entrance of a voting that have seen this organization tak- student of law into the University of ing an active role in the shaping of Maryland, and we joined with other the direction of movement of the peo- organizations in the famous Lloyd ple of the Negro race. T h e first ten Gaines case at the University of Mis10 fifteen years were essentially years souri. In the late I930's and early of organization and development on 19-10's the right to picket was estabcollege campuses of the n o r t h a n d the lished in the District of Columbia as south. It is extremely interesting to a direct result of o u r Fraternity. It me how the organization of the Fra- is an interesting coincidence that in ternity began in the far N o r t h East, the period 1945-1950 the Fraternity moved to the edge of the South first, began to open its doors to members back into the Northwest and then to of the white race and to remove the the deep South, the Southwest and word Negro from its ritualistic lines D u r i n g that far West. By the 1920's we were covering membership. same period the famous Henderson ready to start forceful movements, such as the " G o to High School, Go case was developed and sponsored by Never before in to College" campaign. N o one should our Fraternity. dare estimate how far reaching this America had a College Fraternity concampaign was, for in it was not only cerned itself a b o u t the psychological the financial aid, which was all too plight of being barred from eating small, b u t more than this were the on a d i n i n g car (except behind a curidea, the inspiration and the incentive tain). Never before had a College to become educated. By 1935 it was Fraternity even taken any kind of the feeling that, while our work had case to the Supreme Court of o u r not been completed in this area (nor L a n d . Many people (even o u r own is it now) there was a m o m e n t u m in Brothers) enjoy the privilege of eatthis direction that the sequence of ing on the d i n i n g car all over the events in America could well direct; country without the slightest knowla n d so o u r emphasis began to shift edge of whose efforts made it posto the people's rights a n d expression sible. By B R O T H E R W A L T E R B O O K E R Eastern Vice-President

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W h e r e do we stand today? The position of our Fraternity, like that

ol the Negro lace, is like that of an offensive football team that has made great gains from deep in its own territory, across mid-field and down to the twenty yard line of the opponents. I b i s is the area that coaches call " T h e zone of intense resistance." It is where the defense has shifted its style; the men may often be the same men who were in mid-field, but the team is different. H o w often has it been your experience to see a team literally run through a n o t h e r at midlie lei only to find that within the twenty yard line, the scene changed? Yes, I submit to you that our gains as Negro people have been stupendous and new horizons and vistas have appeared before us that out forefathers never dreamed of. In the law, in medicine, in education, in sports, in organized labor, in technological areas: in virtually every area in American life we have realized real advance's, but please d o not think lot one moment that we have scored. T h e gains that we have mack have been, in many instances, sufficient enough only to cause a change in defense; to make' it tougher for further advancem e n t . In this regard, I am not removing ourselves as a great source of resistance-. Indeed there are those- among our race, among om Fraternities a n d Sororities, among o u r communities who ate- doubtful and apprehensive about integration because their fateis uncertain in a competitive world. Internal resistance is the most dilli cult we have to deal with, for we have no knowledge, usually, from where it stems or how it works. But then there is real external resistanceand that is where, lor the present, we must concentrate our attention. Look where we stand in either event; if the Supreme Court should declare segregation in education unconstitutional or if it should continue with "Separate but Equal." T h e decision most of us hope for is (he former. But if it comes, much h a r d e r work is before us to see that the implementation of the decision is extended to every corner of the country. The challenge would be ours, as it now is, to emphasize preparation a n d to discourage the v icw a m o n g some that integration is a well where we go and d r a w from it the water to quench o u r thirsts, rather than a common place of c o m m u n i t y life where we deposit and chaw from it as at a vault. Look for a m o m e n t at the great resistance

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to the occasion a n d continue to immortalize the spirit of its founding, for its founding was conceived in a spirit of doing something about the inequality of o p p o r t u n i t y a m o n g people in every area of life a n d living. It was a spirit of altruism a n d magnanimity, which must be perpetuated by us a n d by those w h o think like we do to overcome the intensely resistant forces that would subjugate a n d fix the status of o u r people a n d other minorities. T h e purposes a n d the objectives of our Greek-letter organizations must justify o u r efforts a n d at the same time not duplicate or detract from the over-all activities of other organizations. T h i s is not a show where we race for the limelight; it is an o p p o r t u n i t y to rededicate ourselves to the spirit of o u r Founders. O u r rapidly approaching fifty years of Fraternity life will witness us more a n d more at the "cross roads" of decision of direction a n d effort. The next half century will tell how far reaching o u r social actions and educational programs have been to thousands of people. N o r have they been antagonistic to strengthening the internal structure of our Fraternity. T h e y have been adjuncts in the prescription used against the diseases of discrimination, racial bigotry and denial of rights based on racial origin. W e monumentalize the spirit of o u r Founders a n d we rise to education's new challenge when we direct our endeavors toward assurance of the rights and o p p o r t u n i t i e s of all people everywhere. It is not enough to consider ourselves the elite, nor to become captivated with the euphoria that the fringes of integration offer us. W e owe to those who follow us a heritage and an inspiration that have come from the energies of Alpha Phi Alpha to make itself felt in the communities in which it lives. Smugness a n d introversion a m o n g us constitute only a thin veil of inspiration, if any, to o u r youth who look for guidance and balance from us in a world fraught with inequities a n d subjugation at home and abroad. Deprivation of opportunities a n d failure to recognize talent a n d genius will not pass away over-night even should integration come — a n d come it will. W e must be p r e p a r e d to show our youth the way, by precept a n d by example, even as opposition fades away; for confusion often comes as a result of expected opposition that no longer exists. Living as we are in what I have referred to as the "zone of inPROMISING BROTHERS Members of the Sphinx Club of Beta Rho Chapter are from left to right, sea'ed. front row: tense resistance," o u r demands for Little Brothers Paul Warren, Vernon Malone, Ivan Reynolds; and back row: Little Brothers counselling, for cooperative communiCecil Mitchell. Brother Oscar Fields, dean of pledgees, Louis Wade. Willie Hall, Johnny (Continued on Page 28)

in South Carolina a n d in Georgia. But look who has led the resistance in South Carolina and the extent to which he has gone. Isn't it confusing, to say the least, that a former Vice-President, Secretary of State, and now an American Representative to the United Nations, would deny to all people of his state education by the state il segregation is ruled unconstitutional? Isn't it contrasting for us to present a picture t o the world in the United Nations of equal opp o r t u n i t y a n d equal rights u n d e r the law and yet represent a point of view opposite that within o u r own country by the Governor of South Carolina. Resistance is present too, in health standards among our people, and the many diseases about us that still need adequate and successful treatment. Despite o u r great increase in life expectance, we have still much to lie desired largely because' of our high rate of infant mortality a n d because of the incidence of diseases a m o n g us, not because of race, but because of the socio-economic status in which subtle, but well organized movements have placed us. Resistance is present a n d unfortunately on the increase in the right and, if you please, the expediency, ol free a n d full expression. O n questions of public esteem there is hardly any area of our total lives here in America that has not been u n d e r at-

tack. These are dangerous times in which we live; we r u n the risk of being investigated as to our loyalty merelv because we question the meihods of investigation of the loyalty of others. Resistance is before us a m o n g our delinquent and disillusioned youth, who find themselves confused, discouraged, disgruntled and degenerated. T h e y see the events at home and abroad dazzling before t h e m on a stage set in satire a n d irony, and they arc quick to question the sincerity of purpose of many who superficially and conjecture!) lend a h a n d in their direction. Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha, if we are to immortalize o u r Founders, it is incumbent u p o n us to apply our zestful minds a n d energetic hands to problems of the country a n d of the world today, as we have done in the past. Moreover, it is o u r challenge to invite the cooperation of other groups o r / a n d l e n d our own cooperation to other groups, Fraternities, Sororities or otherwise, to improve the total status of Negro people a n d minorities here a n d over the world. W e can not, nor can other so-called intellectuals bask in the glory of self ingratiation, glorifying ourselves under the guise of b u i l d i n g our brotherhood while inequities a n d deprivations lie at o u r feet as filth of frustration a n d despair of o u r people. Alpha Phi Alpha a n d all the other Greek-letter organizations must rise

Burke, Wilford Lowery and Luther Smith.

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A NEW QUEEN IS CROWNED Miss Grace White is shown after having been crowned queen of Beta Chapter for the year 1954-55. The occasion was the culminating event of Beta Chapter's annual Coronation Ball at Howard University. Others in the picture are from left to right: Beta Chapter's Queen Mother, Mrs. Nathalie Day; Miss Patricia Adams, retiring queen of Beta Chapterr Brother President Henry Lucas; and Beta Chapter's new queen. Miss Grace White.

Alpha Beta...Still Campus Leaders T A L L A D E G A , Ala. - Since 1921, Alpha Beta, " T h e Oasis of the South," has been o n e of the most outstanding chapters in Alpha P h i Alpha. T h e r e has never been, d u r i n g these thirty sonic-odd years, any d o u b t as to what fraternity sets the social, scholastic a n d intellectual standards on this campus. T h e men of Alpha Beta have only their own previous record to compete with. T h i s year has been one of the best: 1 Alpha Beta, u n d e r the dynamic leadership of Brother Reuben Sheares and his most capable fellow officers, has reached a notable high in achievement. Among the brothers leading the way are: John Jose' Miller, president of student body, president of Senior Class; R e u b e n Sheares, president of J u n i o r Class, President of college chapter of the N. A. A. C. P.; Paul Johnson, president of college chapter of Y. M. C. A.; R. Johnson Yates, president of Dramatics group, treasurer of student body, treasurer of Senior Class: Mclvin Nolan, editor-in-chief

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ol student paper, president of College Marshals; G a r l a n d Kirkpatrick, head waiter of d i n i n g hall, college council representative from the Senior Class; O r p h e u s (ones, head of the house lor upper classmen; L o n n i e Brown, head of school recording unit, assistant movie projector operator; Reginald Stockton, assistant to instructor of Bacteriology a n d Comparative Anatomy; ). Mason Davis, p a r l i a m e n t a r i a n of Sophomore Class. Aside from leaders in these activities, brothers stand o u t in their various fields. In the N a t u r a l Sciences, Brothers Kirkpatrick and Williams stand at the front of the class. I n the Social Sciences, Brothers J o h n Jose, Miller a n d Reuben Sheares are leaders. Don't think the- Alpha men on this campus are just scholastically leaders, (hey also excel in the field of sports. In Hack, Brothers Stockton, Brown, G r a n t , a n d Clayton stand out as beacons along the way. Brother Johnson still holds fort as the best high jumper. In other sports Alpha m e n take the lead so much until their deeds

w o u l d take over half of t h e SPHINX to relate them. Neither this leadership, scholastic standing, nor sports kept the men ol Alpha Beta from presenting the most well r o u n d e d a n d intellectual programs, of all Greek-letter organizations, to t h e college campus. I n the first q u a r t e r along with probation a n d serenade, the film " M o u l i n R o u g e " was presented to the college campus. This movie was presented with n o c harge for admission. In the second quarter, besides the usual Fabberwock participation, Alpha Beta brought Brother Attorney T h u r g o o d Marshall to the campus. In the third q u a r t e r when mosl other organizations were in their den o u e m e n t , Alpha Beta, besides presenting their a n n u a l Neophyte dance. leached u p in their sleeves a n d came u p with another ace. T h e ace was Brother Attorney Bedford V. Lawson. W i t h this year's events behind, the men of Alpha Beta look to the future. A future which holds much for all men of Alpha Phi Alpha. W i t h the SPHINX to g u i d e the way, all Brothers

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Delta Epsilon Has Long Range Program B U F F A L O , N. Y . - T h e problems of a small chapter of a fraternity are generally simple and fundamental— to m a i n t a i n a c o n t i n u e d existence. Such is the case of Delta Epsilon. Along the Niagara Frontier, with its relatively small percentage of Negro p o p u l a t i o n , the components of an opt i m u m social strata are necessarily dispersed over a spacious area and intermingled in divers endeavors. This accelerates the difficulty of an organized society and dilutes the contagion of a spirit of unity a n d fidelity which are often r a m p a n t where there is a coagulation of noble ideas. Delta Epsilon, in the face of such a dilemma, embarked upon a long range program of building this year. In early A u t u m n it was decided to exert a strenuous effort to rejuvenate the e b b i n g vitality of area youth which can so easily be lost in the

immediate struggle for tomorrow's keeping. Enriched by the experiences of m e n from Beta Omicron, Beta Xi a n d other chapters of long standing and membereci by men w h o possess the creative vitality of youth, the chapter set out to do just this. A Sphinx C l u b was reactivated with a select g r o u p of conscientious men l a u n c h i n g on undaunted college careers, who, u n d e r careful guidance of the dean of pledges, are developing that courageous spirit of enlightenment which inevitably results from an association with Alpha men. T h e Sphinx C l u b serves as a mixing bowl where personalities can be interwoven a n d versatile minds can find expression. A year of divers activities was outlined by the officers of Delta Epsilon, Solomon West brook, Dave Anderson, Sumner Nunley and T h e o d o r e

Duke. An informative smoker was given for the new college men at which time they were acquainted with the ideas, ideals a n d philosophies of life by which men of Alpha direct their cultural patterns. Interfraternal basketball was high on the sports agenda culminating in a traditional local rivalry with another fraternal group. A series of social events found its place in the years activities with the highpoint being the a n n u a l spring dance directed by R h o Lambda, the local graduate chapter. T h e n came initiation time. At this writing, five wary souls, Ray Greene, fames H o m e . Charles Dade, H e n r y McNeal, and Washington Bennet, are treading the paths where all Alpha men have one day trod. A p i o b a t i o n is designed to penetrate the ultimate entity of the individual's proficiency, capacity a n d versatility. T h o s e who survive can say truly, "today I am a man."

DELTA EPSILON SOLVES PROBLEMS BY STRONG PROGRAM First row. left to right: Charles Dade. Washington Benett, Henry McNeal. Second row. left to right: Theodore Duke. Solomon Westbrook. Jr.. Charles Campbell. David Anderson. Third row. left to right: Jae Davis. Alonzo Thompson. Gilbert H. Coffey, Jr.. Joseph Beale.

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President Eisenhower Lauds Human Rights Council-Praises J. Ernest Wilkins R E S I D E N T Dwight D. Eisenhower extended his personal greetings to the a n n u a l board of directors meeting of the American Council on Hum a n Rights, held in Washington on Friday a n d Saturday, March 19 a n d 20. T h e President lauded the Greekletter Council's efforts to preserve and strengthen our liberties a n d praised the distinguished services of J. Ernest Wilkins, newly-appointed Assistant Secretary of Labor, w h o is one of the A C H R directors. T h e message, addressed to Elmer W. Henderson, director, follows: "I warmly greet everyone attending the A n n u a l Directors Meeting of the American Council on H u m a n Rights. Each of you may be p r o u d of your continuing efforts to preserve a n d to strengthen our liberties. I know you can also take pride in the service which your distinguished member, J. Ernes! Wilkins, has begun to perform in his new position as Assistant Secretary of Labor. You have my best wishes for the success of your meeting." —Dwight D. Eisenhower At its d i n n e r meeting on Friday evening in the Faculty D i n i n g Room at H o w a r d University, Brother Howard H . Long, Dean of Central State College in O h i o presented the results of a detailed study of the A C H R program over five years which was conducted by the Commission on Evaluation of which he was chairman. T h e Commission was composed of social scientists and educators drawn from the ranks of the six m e m b e r fraternities a n d sororities that compose the Council. Dr. Paul Cooke of Miner Teachers' College was the researcher. T h e report will be released very soon. Mrs. Bertell Collins W r i g h t of Montclair, New Jersey, president of A C H R , presided a n d Mrs. Edna Over Gray of Baltimore led the discussion. Brother Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., general counsel of A C H R , made a presentation on behalf of the board to Brother Long. Dr. Mordecai W. Johnson, President of H o w a r d University, and Elmer W. Henderson, director of A C H R also addressed the group. Invited guests were introduced by James E. Scott, former president of A C H R a n d included Mrs. Vivian Carter Mason, president of the National MAY,

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Council of Negro W o m e n ; Mrs. Marian Bluitt, supreme basileus of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority; Mrs. LaUrsa Hedrick of the N a t i o n a l Association of Colored W o m e n a n d Mrs. Olya Margolin, Washington representative of the National Council of Jewish Women. Mrs. G e r t r u d e A. Barnes, president of the Philadelphia A C H R , Mrs. Ellen Alston, president of the Raleigh, N o r t h Carolina A C H R , a n d Colonel R o b e r t L. Pollard, president of the Washington, D. C , A C H R were also present. Members of the Commission on Evaluation were: Mrs. Vivian E. Cooke, Alpha K a p p a Alpha; Brother James M. Saunders, Alpha Phi Alpha; Miss Patricia Roberts, Delta Sigma T h e t a ; Enos S. Andrews, K a p p a Alp h a Psi; Mrs. L o r r a i n e Williams, Sigm a G a m m a R h o ; Mrs. Josephine Smith, Zeta Phi Beta.

T h e business sessions of the board were held on Saturday at the Alpha Phi Alpha House at 1800 New H a m p shire Avenue. Full reports on the activities of A C H R were given by the president. Mrs. Wright, Dr. W. Henry Greene, treasurer a n d Elmer W . Henderson, director of the Council. Officers

Elected

T h e following officers were elected or re-elected for the coming year: Mrs. Bertell Collins W r i g h t , president; Mrs. Sallie N u b y Edwards, vice-president; Mrs. L a u r a T . Lovelace, corresponding secretary; Miss Evelyn B. Pope, recording secretary; Dr. W. Henry Greene, treasurer; Brother Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., general counsel. O t h e r members of the board of directors are: Mrs. E m m a M a n n i n g Carter, Mrs. Beatrice W . Fox, Mrs. Edna Over Gray, Miss Dorothy I. Height, Brother H o w a r d H . Long. Miss Patricia Roberts, Mr. J a n u s F. Scott, Brother A. Maceo Smith, H o n o r a b l e J. Ernest Wilkins, Mrs. Arnetta Wallace, Mrs. Julia B. Wilson, and Dr. Nancy B. Woolridge.

Gamma Rho Lambda Makes Progress GARY, Indiana—The guiding motto: "First of all, servants of all, we shall transcend all," is followed very closely by the brothers of G a m m a R h o L a m b d a C h a p t e r in Gary, I n d i a n a . A recent report reveals that this chapter is taking the lead in assuming a n d performing many of its fraternal obligations on both the national a n d local levels. T h e s e brothers take pride in knowing that this chapter goes on record as being the first chapter to make the first one h u n d r e d dollar contribution to the national housing campaign project. Each b r o t h e r is making a liberal contribution from one h u n d r e d dollars and down to this worthy cause. N o t only is G a m m a R h o L a m b d a showing interest in the national headquarters project, b u t it is concerned in the development of chapter houses for the u n d e r g r a d u a t e brothers. W h e n it became known that the brothers in Eta chapter at Indiana University were encountering some financial difficulty in establishing a chapter house, this chapter joined others in coming to their rescue. Many citizens in Gary agree that the brothers in G a m m a R h o L a m b d a have love for all m a n k i n d as evidenced in their many kind deeds. The director and the children in the Lake

County Children's H o m e will long remember them for the gift of a new beautiful bicycle that they gave to the home lor the children's pleasure. Likewise, these brothers will be remembered by the youths of many other organizations. At a fraternity meeting this chapter decided to dedicate itself to the task of e q u i p p i n g one of the organizations of the Baber Youth Center. Recently it took a leading role in featuring an affair honoring one of the o u t s t a n d i n g basketball teams in one of the community high schools. T o the national organization, this chapter is h a p p y to report that it is having some success in its reclamation program. T h r o u g h a b a n q u e t sponsored by the brothers for t h e n wives and sweethearts, m a n y nonactive brothers were attracted a n d reclaimed. T h e program a n d social committees of this chapter are studying o t h e r possible plans a n d schemes to reclaim all non-active brothers in the community. A spring formal and a forum are now in the making. T h e s e activities are all scheduled for April. T h e brothers feel that u n d e r the able a n d dynamic leadership of its president, Brother Aaron Bromley, a n d t h r o u g h the interest a n d guidance (Continued on Page 28) PAGE 9


New Queen Reigns At Beta Chapter WASHINGTON, D. C. - In a night of festive music, when hearts were gladdened by the beat of rhythmic splendor, Miss Grace White, a sophomore in the College of Liberal Arts at Howard University, was crowned queen of Beta Chapter. The crowning of Miss White culminated the evening of Beta Chapter's Annual Coronation Ball—at which time Grace and her lovely court were presented to the Howard University Community. Miss White succeeds Miss Patricia Adams, graduating at the end of this school term. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia—Grace will certainly "grace" splendidly the throne as a Sweetheart in the Land of Alphadom. Turning to other news — in which Beta Chapter is concerned — and of which all Alpha can be proud — is that on the night of April twelfth, Brother Lawrence E. Paxton, and Little Brother Daniel A. Hall were inducted into the Howard University Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Surely, the manifestation of scholarship by Alpha Phi Alpha is indicated by these two men. Mr. Paxton, a senior in the college of Liberal Arts and a pre-dental student, hails from Roanoke, Virginia. Presently, Brother Paxton serves as vice-president of Beta Chapter. Mr. HER HIGHNESS. THE QUEEN OF BETA EPSILON! GREENSBORO, N. C.—Miss Emily Alston, popular co-ed. is thai special someone in the life Hall, another inductee, at present a of Beta Epsilon. A native of Portsmouth. Virginia, Miss Alston is a junior majoring in junior pre-medical student in the colElementary Education at A. and T. College. lege of Liberal Arts, is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He presently serves as president of the Sphinx Club of Beta Chapter. On the evening of April fourth, the WASHINGTON, D. C. - The so successful that this scholarship pre- Washington Chapters of Alpha Phi planned program of the Intermediate sentation has become the highlight of Alpha Fraternity, which include Mu Chapter has been a varied one. How- the annual program of the Intermedi- Lambda, Omicron Lambda Alpha, and Beta — presented Miss Hazel ever, the hub about which it all re- ate Chapter. The Second Annual Scholarship Scott, internationally famous pianist volves is the preparation for, and pre- Award was presented to Miss Aeolian of stage, screen and radio, in a glorisentation of the Annual Scholarship Mayo in a program held in the Ran- ous evening of music. Amazing the Award. kin Memorial Chapel, Howard Uni- audience with her wonderful assortThe Chapter is composed of broth- versity, on Palm Sunday, April 11, ments of pianistic talent, ranging from ers who are matriculated in the pro- 1954. Miss Mayo is a 21 year old the highbrow to jazz — Miss Scott did fessional and graduate schools in the senior in the College of Liberal Arts, Alpha proud in her own charming Washington, D. C. area. It was felt, Howard University, with a major in inimitable style. therefore, that, in order to give in- Sociology, the subject in which she Beta Chapter — its men have concentive to those aspiring to graduate also plans to get a Master's degree. tinued to ingrain themselves on the and professional schools, initial aid Among her college honors are selec- manners and mores of campus life should come from those already in tion to Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Kap- here at Howard University. In a rethese schools. True, it was a difficult pa Delta (National Honorary Socio- cent by-election, the class of 1955 chose undertaking, since all the brothers of logical Fraternity), Dean's Honor List, Brothers Ronald Shelton, Roy Clarke, the chapter are students, with a pre- Who's Who in American Universities John Hudson, and Arthur Clement, mium on their spare time. The test and Colleges. She will graduate mag- as president, parliamentarian, Stucame with the raising of funds for the na cum laude from the Liberal Arts dent Council delegate, and Bison first award, and this undertaking was College, June 4, 1954. (Continued on Page 16)

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Beta Kappa Chapter Celebrates Anniversary

BROTHER IS TRACK STAR Brother Charles Hornbeak. Junior, majoring in Physical Education, is from Ardmore. Oklahoma. He was the anchor man on the mile relay team which set a new record for Langston University in the Southwest Conference. Brother Hornbeak is capable of running a blistering 47.0 quarter. Brother Charles Hornbeak has one more track season and is rapidly becoming the most feared quarter man in the Southwest Conference. Brother Hornbeak is quoted as saying: "It's nothing, really."

Dr. L B. Brooks Honored By Portsmouth Citizens PORTSMOUTH, Va. - In observance of Citizenship Week, the Citizenship Committee, under the chairmanship of Brother A. Wall, presented Brother Lyman Brooks, director of Norfolk Division, Virginia State College in address at the Norcom High School. Dr. Brooks stressed the duties of a citizen and emphasized the exercise of the vote. At the conclusion of the address, Brother Wall presented the Outstanding Citizen Award to Brother Brooks in recognition of his contributions to civic uplift in Tidewater. Epsilon Nu Lambda will round out its year's activities with a smoker, given jointly with Alpha Phi Lambda Chapter of Norfolk. The smoker is in honor of the outstanding senior boys in Booker T . Washington, Norcom, Norfolk County, and Our Lady of Victory High Schools. Mrs. Mary L. Page acknowledged receipt of a check from the chapter for the Home for the Aged. Epsilon Nu Lambda was pleased to have the regional director, Brother A. L. Fentress, M. D. attend the April meeting. He stressed the new Alpha program and the old Alpha spirit. MAY, 1954

LANGSTON, Okla. - Beta Kappa Chapter celebrated its twenty-second birthday on March 12, 1954. It was highlighted with a state meeting, Vesper, and a closed banquet. In keeping with the tradition of always presenting something new and different, Beta Kappa had a full house for her annual Founder's Day Vesper by presenting as her guest speaker, Brother Roger Youmans. Since Brother Youmans was among those first white brothers to be initiated into Upsilon Chapter and Alpha Phi Alpha, he caused quite a "stir" on the Langston University campus. Immediately following Vesper, the Alphas gathered outside the auditorium around a four foot burning insignia to sing the Alpha Hymn. The climax of a day dedicated to such Alpha stronghearts as Eugene J. Brown, L. H. Williams and Tollie Harris was a closed banquet featuring sirloin steaks and trimmings for each Alpha and his guest. The pastel gowns of each Alpha sweetheart and the witty repartee of the M. C. Brother Joe Norman, gave the banquet a festival touch long to be remembered . . . and then there was a pep song, "I'd Rather Be An

Alpha Than a Millionaire," which is rapidly becoming a favorite at Beta Kappa. In their own quiet and methodical way the brothers of Beta Kappa are ever advancing to become more of the "First of All" on Langston University's campus. Brother Cordell Johnson, treasurer of B. K. has an accumulative scholastic average of 2.60 or above, appointed president of the Student Government, president of the Junior Class and the assistant Postmaster. He is also a member of the track team. Brother Charles Hornbeak is a member of the football team, and a letter man of the 53 mile relay track team which established a new record in the Southwest Conference. Brother Forrest Artry, dean of pledgees, is the art editor to the Langston Gazette, member of the art cluli, and has placed two oil paintings in the art exhibition at Atlanta University. Brother Langers Sanders is the assistant instructor in Creative Dancing, a member of the Ditt Dance Group, Pershing Rifle Fraternity and the Five Sounds, a popular men's quintet. Brother Leonard Cay ton is a pledgee to the Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Fraternity. Brother Bob Parker, editor to SPHINX, is a member of the (Continued on Page 21)

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KOSHIEN, Japan, Dec. 3窶認irst Lieutenant Chauncey F. Levy. Jr. (71 Chauncey Street, Brooklyn, New York) surgeon. Camp Kobe, Honshu, Japan, receives the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in connection with military operations against an armed enemy" while serving as a surgeon with the 1343rd Engineer Combat Battalion in Korea during the period of November 1952 through July 1953. The lieutenant, a graduate of Howard University Medical School in Washington. D. C . received the award for " . . . the high standards of medical service" set by him. which " . . . contributed greatly to the successful accomplishment ol the battalion's mission." Col. Allen F. Haynes. Camp Kobe commanding officer (right, foreground) awards the citation in a ceremony held before staff members at headquarters. Lt. Levy was made at Beta Chapter at Howard University. He is the son of Dr. Chauncey F. Levy, an active member of Gamma Iota Lambda Chapter in Brooklyn.

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Xi Chapter Has A Great Year W I L B E R F O R C E , O h i o - I IK past heritage erf noble Xi C h a p t e r is still being fostered by its present brothers. First on Xi's calendar of events for the school year 1953-51 was the "President's Smoker." On this occasion the brothers reviewed iheir summer activities and experiences. T h i s evening of pleasure at the expense of the president was highly enjoyed by all. I lie Annual Freshmen and New Student Smoker was an occasion not too soon forgotten. T h e theme of the evening was " T h e essence of life is not in being, but in becoming." O u r illustrious Universit) President, Brother Dr. Chat Us Leander Hill, presented a very enlightening, inspiring, and challenging speech to the group. \\ e wen- honored with the presence of a past president of Xi, Brother Dr.

J u l i u s G r a h a m . Brother Graham reminisced into his wonderful days spent at Wilberforee University and with Xi Chapter. As always, o u r advisor, Brother Dr. Milton S. J. Wright, was present to encourage and to inspire us with his alnindant experiences and knowledge. Brothers from Delta Xi were also present. Xi's activities for our National Educational Campaign consisted of three programs. T h e first of these was an educational program at the East H i g h School in Xenia, O h i o . On this occasion scholarship certificates were given to the high h o n o r students. The second of these events was a symposium of "Education—A Beacon Light in a Confused World." T h e speakers on the symposium spoke on the theme from sociological, economic, and religious points ol view. T h e third in these series of programs was o u r annual chapel program. On this occasion, members of the faculty were g h en recognition for their outstanding contributions in the field of educa-

tion. O u r a n n u a l scholarship was given to the highest r a n k i n g freshman student. Scholarship certificates were given to the students who m a d e the dean's list for this school year. T h e Brothers of Xi still continue to play p r o m i n e n t roles in every phase of Wilberforee University's student activities. Brother Elmo A. Bean, a Sociology major, has the highest scholastic accumulative average in the University. Brother Bean is president of the Student Council a n d T a n Chapter of / e t a Sigma Pi H o n o r a r y Social Science Fraternity. Also, he serves as manager of the Payne Seminary Singers and as a member of the University Choir. Due to his outstanding scholastic achievements, Brother Bean has been a recipient of an Alpha scholarship. Brother Bean hails front those beautiful isles of test, the Bermudas. Another B e r m u d i a n is Xi's president, Brother Donald G. K. Ming. (Continued on Page 13)

NU LAMBDA CHAPTER. PETERSBURG. VIRGINIA PETERSBURG ALPHAS HONOR "TOMORROW'S STARS"-Five promising young musicians, representing as many colleges, are receiving awards irom officials of Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity after a concert in which they participated recently in Peabody High School Auditorium. Called "A Preview of Tomorrow's Stars." the concert drew an enthusiastic response from a large Petersburg audience. Ross W. Newsome. president of Nu Lambda Chapter, is making the first of the five presentations. From left to right are- W H. Queries Jr.. chairman oi the Sponsoring Committee; F. Nathaniel Gatlin. in charge of musical programming; Mr. Newsome; Yarborough Williams of Richmond baritone. Virginia Union University; Miss Shirley M. Stamps of Danville. soprano. St. Paul's Polytechnic InstituteStephen J. Bostic. the Virgin Islands, pianist from Hampton Institute; Miss Dolores Satchell. Hampton, soprano soloist. Norfolk Division of Vir ginia State College; and LeRoy Dorsey. Washington, D. C . bass soloist from Howard University. The Fraternity chapter presented a check for $650.00 to the Peabody High School to help equip the high school band. (Burke photo)

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Xi Chapter (Continued from Page 12) Brother M i n g serves as vice-president of the Student Council, as a m e m b e r D R . O. W I L S O N W I N T E R S , Editor of the Pan-Hellenic Council, as a reporter on the M i r r o r Staff, a n d as the Student Council representative on the Forcean Staff. Recently Brother M i n g JL H A V E been informed that the May Issue of the SPHINX will be devoted was a m o n g the 168 students who m a d e to the U n d e r g r a d u a t e Chapters. So this column will be dedicated to under- the Washington, D. C.-United Nagraduate brothers. tions t o u r which is sponsored annualT h e p r e d o m i n a n t feature of this column is supposed to be h u m o r b u t ly by the Y.M.C.A. of O h i o State UniI don't think it would be amiss to deviate a little a n d give out a little advice versity. to the undergraduates. I write with a spirit of friendliness a n d fellowship, Probably the most p o p u l a r student disclaiming any a t t e m p t or desire to be pedantic. I h o p e I can dispel some on the campus is Brother William R. of the impatience shown at convenLee, a pie-medical student, w h o hails tions between the graduates a n d unfrom Muskogee, O k l a h o m a . Because dergraduates. I a d m i t the authority of his o u t s t a n d i n g leadership ability a n d control of fraternal affairs have a n d his popularity Brother Lee holds been oversubscribed by the big brothn u m e r o u s offices on the campus. H e ers and the fraternity has loss some serves as: president of the famous Wilof the spontaneity of college campus berforce University Choir, president life, the gaiety a n d h u m o r that used of the G e r m a n Society, vice-president to saturate the chapters. of the Senior Class, p a r l i a m e n t a r i a n Looking at the change that has of the Camera Club, cadet lieutenant come over the fraternity we find the colonel of the R . O . T . C . U n i t , a n d last idea of pledging, indoctrination a n d but not least chapter secretary of Xi. initiation has m a d e the most change. Brother Richard C. Bean, an O h i a n , W h e r e it was once inspiration, nowis a pre-law student. Brother Bean most of it is regulation. You can't d o holds a position few students could this, you must not d o that, the dimenpossibly hold — that is, student assions of that paddle must not be,— sistant to Brother Dr. M. S. J. W r i g h t . etc., etc. B r a n d i n g irons, dill pickles H e is president of the Pre-Law Counand m u s t a r d are p r o h i b i t e d as initiacil and the Y.M.C.A. H e has the distion items. T h e u n i n i t i a t e d falsely tinguished h o n o r of serving as cobelieve that corporal p u n i s h m e n t is chairman of the Committee on "Efthe piece' de resistance of all initiafective Citizenship for Colleges in tions. You u n d e r g r a d u a t e s know as DR. O. WILSON WINTERS O h i o . " W i t h all these duties, he still well as I do that the idea is erroneous. finds time to be most capable as Xi's Nobody is concerned a b o u t the body in an initiation. T h e r e is n o t h i n g of dean of pledgees. importance in a mere body, the anatomy, or any part of it, that could be of O u r " M r . Esquire" is n o n e other interest. (I refer, of course, to the male anatomy). than Brother R i c h a r d H . Allen, w h o H u m o r has changed. It is more subtle and explosive. T h e following hails from Norwalk, Connecticut. examples represent the u n d e r g r a d u a t e type. Brother Allen was voted the best " A d a m was the first m a n to be awarded the oak leaf cluster." dressed m a n of the Class of "54." just " I t is often so quiet in the back seat of an undergraduate's car you can as most brothers of Xi preside over hear a pin d r o p . " (Safety Pin) some campus organization a n d ac"Give a teen-ager enough rope and eventually she will h a n g her head." tivity, Brother Allen does likewise. "Fellows who drive with one h a n d on the wheel are usually headed for H e is president of the Senior Class church. Some of them will walk down the aisle — others will be carried." and the Emery Hall Dormitory CounA snappy ad in a Chicago newspaper espousing chewing gum, reads as cil. Brother Allen is a Cadet Major follows: " T h e r e are better things than sugar to chew on!" (Comment by an in the R . O . T . C . U n i t a n d holds the undergraduate—"You're telling me?") h o n o r of being W . U.'s only "Distinguished Military Student" for this Lost Horizon A bee buzzing in the meadow lit on a clover blossom and was quickly school year. In the field of athletics, Brother gobbled u p by a grazing cow. Finding itself in the deep, dark, d a m p recesses of the bovine stomach he swore he would revenge himself by stinging Ardrick Butler, Xi's vice-president, the cow to death. But it was slippery down there so he decided to rest holds honors. As the star of Force's a while, recover his strength a n d do his damage. W h i l e resting he fell asleep basketball team, he was "All MidW e s t e r n " for the season's 50-51, 51-52, a n d two hours later he awoke—the cow was gone. a n d 52-53. Medical Wisdom An outstanding figure in the reColds can be either affirmative or negative. Sometimes the eyes have ligious life of the campus is Brother it, sometimes the nose. Robert L. Pruitt. Brother Pruitt Finality comes from Sheridan, Pennsylvania. " W h a t makes you look so sad," an older friend asked a romantic boy. T h e campus worship services are en"It's terrible," confessed the youth. "She's the most wonderful girl in riched by the sermons a n d prayers of (Continued on Page 28) (Continued on Page 18) MAY,

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Racial Partnership In Africa N E W YORK, N . Y. - A new partnership of all races is being created in Africa by an international Moral R e - A r m a m e n t team which is now in Capetown after three m o n t h s in N o r t h e r n a n d Southern Rhodesia. African a n d D u t c h Afrikaans speakers addressed an interracial assembly of several thousands in the Capetown City Hall sponsored by the Mayor. T h e y pledged themselves " t o fight for the r e m a k i n g of South Africa on a new dimension u n d e r the direction of God." Dr. William N k o m o of Pretoria, founder a n d first President of the African N a t i o n a l Congress Youth League said: " I believed the h o p e of Africa lay only in bloody revolution. At a n M R A assembly I saw white men a n d black m e n change, a n d I myself changed. I realized t h a t I could not love my people unless I was p r e p a r e d to fight for t h e m in a new dimension, free from bitterness a n d hate. I saw something greater t h a n nationalism at work. I saw an ideology which is superior because it is a n ideology for everyone everywhere. I believe this is the one r o a d which will be the best r o a d for my people a n d for South Africa." P A G E 14

T h e M R A "task force" of 80 people from 17 countries is now extending its t r i p t h r o u g h other parts of South Africa at the invitation of the President of the Senate, the speaker of the H o u s e a n d the Administrators of the four Provinces of the U n i o n a n d South West Africa. T h e Governor-General o p e n e d the Capetown performances of the M R A plays which dramatize this world-uniting ideology. For the past three m o n t h s these plays have been presented to all-color audiences in usually "restricted" theaters in N o r t h e r n a n d Southern Rhodesia. Sir Godfrey Hugging, Prime Minister of the new Central African Federation, a n d m o r e t h a n half the members of the Federal Parliament a t t e n d e d performances of M R A plays in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. T h e Governor of N o r t h e r n Rhodesia, the Speaker a n d Members of the Legislative and Executive Councils were at showings in Lusaka, N o r t h e r n Rhodesia. In b o t h cases it was the first time in history that representatives of the European, African, I n d i a n a n d colored communities were together in the same hall. " P a r t n e r s h i p in a multi-racial society can only be achieved by a change

of heart in its citizens," said Jasper Savanhu, African Member of the Central African Parliament. Savanhu a n d some 100 other African leaders took part in last summer's World Assembly for Moral Re-Armament at Caux, Switzerland. There they met Dr. Frank Buchman, initiator of M R A , and saw demonstrated the revolutionary application of absolute moral standards of honesty, purity, unselfishness and love u n d e r the guidance of God, which are the basis of this program to remake the world. " T h i s does not mean that you stop lighting for what you believe to be right. It does mean that you fight with clean hands and a pure heart," said Godwin Lewanika, founder a n d first president of the Northern Rhodesian African Congress. As a result they laid plans with other African leaders of government, business a n d labor to invite the M R A force to come. T h e venture has been financed by voluntary a n d sacrificial contributions from all parts of the world. T h e response has been enthusiastic from workers a n d management in towns t h r o u g h o u t the industrial Copperbelt area of Rhodesia and from African audiences in village meetings arranged by tribal chiefs. I n the South African m i n i n g town of Springs near J o h a n n e s b u r g , houses for Afri(Continued on Page 31) T H E SPHINX


soloist from the Norfolk Division of Virginia State College. A warm, mellow7 quality about Miss Satchell's singing a n d the clarity a n d near-perfection of her tones suggested rich promise for the singer. T h o u g h all of her n u m b e r s were expertly executed, she was particularly delightful in her presentation of Clarence Cameron White's "J Got a H o m e In-a-Dat Rock." Miss Satchell was accompanied by Miss H e n r i e t t a Flowers of Norfolk.

EPSILON CHI LAMBDA BROTHERS Le!t to right, standing: Brothers T. L. Caldwell, L. Somersett, B. C. Newsome. H. C. Freeland, B. B. Jackson, G. L. Davis, A. A Greenlee. S. D. Williams. Left to right seated: Brothers E. N. Smith. H. L. Kingsbury. R. M. White, and E. F. Walker.

Preview of Tomorrow's Stars by Nu Lambda P E T E R S B U R G , Va. - N u L a m b d a C h a p t e r of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. presented its first a n n u a l "Preview of T o m o r r o w ' s Stars," in the a u d i t o r i u m of Peabody H i g h School, Petersburg. Five promising young collegiate musicians w h o were the program participants were enthusiastically received by a large audience. T h e b u d d i n g vocal and instrumental artists were from H o w a r d University, H a m p t o n Institute, the Norfolk Division of Virginia State Col lege, Virginia U n i o n University, a n d St. Paul's Polytechnic Institute. A gift of $650.00 from the proceeds of the e n t e r t a i n m e n t was m a d e by the chapter toward the development of the b a n d at Peabody H i g h School. Brother Ross W. Newsome chapter

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I.eRoy Dorsey, bass soloist from Howard University, opened the concert with " O Isis and Osiris'' from the Magic Flute by Mozart. His rich, vibrant voice, coupled with excellent interpretation a n d expression made this n u m b e r as well as the other three he performed highly satisfying to the audience. H e was accompanied by Clyde Parker of H i g h Point, N . C. T h e second y o u n g artist presented, Miss Dolores Satchell, was a soprano

Stephen }. Bostic, pianist, a student at H a m p t o n Institute, amazed an audience which h a d noted from the p r i n t e d p r o g r a m that he h a d begun formal music t r a i n i n g only in 1950. Bostic showed u n u s u a l mastery of piano techniques as well as a feeling for the compositions which h e matched with the finest shading of expression. His playing of "Clair de L i m e " from Suite Bergamesque by Debussy was competently, indeed professionally done. Miss Shirley M. Stamps, soprano, a student at St. Paul's Polytechnic Institute, received a warm ovation for her excellently presented numbers. T h e bell-like tones of her lyric sop r a n o gave a sparkle to the n u m b e r s which she offered. Miss Stamps was particularly effective in "Haiden-Roslein" (Hedge Roses) by Schubert. She was accompanied by R o l a n d Allison. Varborough Williams, baritone, closed the program with his masterful h a n d l i n g of his three selections. A student at Virginia U n i o n University, Williams demonstrated a warm a n d engaging personality a n d stage (Continued on Page 24)

president, presented a check for the a m o u n t to Brother Clyde S. Scott, Peabody H i g h School principal. Each participant on the program was given an h o n o r a r i u m a n d a h a n d s o m e piece of luggage. Brother W. H . Quarles, w h o served as chairman of the sponsoring committee, was highly praised along with his co-workers for a well arranged and highly successful e n t e r t a i n m e n t . Members of the committee included, Brothers Kermit E. Corkrell, R i c h a r d H . D u n n , F. Nathaniel Gatlin, Roscoe C. H o w a r d , Wallace W. Price, J o h n MAY,

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FUTURE ALPHAS AND SWEETHEART OF BETA SIGMA CHAPTER Left to right: Anthony Davis. Marks Richards, Geraldine Jones (Pledge Club Sweetheart), James Mitchell. Charles Houston, Jeanne LeBlanc (Sweetheart of Beta Sigma), David Jones and Henry A. Young.

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New Queen Reigns (Continued from Page 10) Yearbook representative, respectively. Brothers of Beta C h a p t e r now h o l d top positions on the executive councils of the sophomore, j u n i o r , and senior classes. In addition, more honor was done Alpha, when Brothers Roy Littlejohn a n d A r t h u r Clement were elected president a n d treasurer, respectively, of the pledge club to Scabbard and Blade — National Military Society. T h e n too, Brothers Bern a r d Madison and Leo Lawrence were designated Distinguished Military Students for tin' school term 1953-54. O h yes, the men at Beta excel in the field of athletics, also. I cannot forget that Alpha Phi Alpha won the Howard University Interfraternity Basketball C h a m p i o n s h i p — the end of the concluding season. She breezed to the title on the strength of seven straight wins. Leading lights of o u r w i n n i n g attack, featured—such dead-eyes a n d dribble artists as Brothers Nelson Brown, Ira Daves, William Clement, Clarence Pendleton, Leo Lawrence. Bernard Madison, T h o m a s Garrett, Roy Clarke, R a y m o n d Ben-

nett, Frank Silver, a n d R o n a l d Shelton. Brother Coach K e n n e t h Bergm a n led his charges to the c a p t u r e of the Interfraternity title. T h e n on the night of April fourteenth Alpha Phi Alpha swam to the c h a m p i o n s h i p of the H o w a r d University I n t r a m u r a l Swimming League. Splashing a n d diving their way for A l p h a a n d the title were Brothers T h e o d o r e George. Braxton C a n n , T i m o t h y Boddie, Henry Lucas, a n d Emory Mazique. N o t to be o u t d o n e in the field of the ails, dramatic wise, Alpha Phi Alpha—for the second consecutive year was a prize winner in the Jabberwock. A presentation of Delta Sigma T h e t a Sorority, the [abberwock features skits entered on a competitive basis by the many campus organizations here at H o w a r d University. In 1953 Alpha placed second — this year sin gained a third place standing. On the twelfth of April — Alpha Phi Alpha began a campaign to retain the' trophy she won in 1953 — as that campus organization which contributed the most to the success of the Campus C o m m u n i t y Chest Drive. For a period of a m o n t h Beta C h a p t e r hopes to match a n d perhaps surpass her

achievement set in 1953. W e hope all A l p h a d o m stands b e h i n d us in this drive. Certainly, well r o u n d e d achievem e n t in all fields of endeavor marks the year 1953-54 for Beta Chapter. Excellence in scholarship, athletics, the social a n d the dramatic arts feature o u r ever c o n t i n u i n g strive to be " T h e First" a n d yet " T h e Best." O u r laculty advisor can be given some credit for our noteworthy success a n d d e v e l o p m e n t Brother Dr. Daniel G. Hill — Dean of the H o w a r d University Chapel — which supervises all of the religious activities of o u r campus, is an inspiration to us—and certainly to the campus c o m m u n i t y which he serves. As the school year 1953-54 draws to a close — Alpha men at Beta C h a p t e r will continue to sparkle in all of life's endeavors. T h a t spirit of leadership, success, a n d uplift so inherent among all men of Alpha Phi Alpha a n d certainly manifested by the brothers at Beta Chapter—will continue to add stimulating impetus to o u r drives a n d ambitions—resulting almost always in noble achievement.

NEW CHAPTER FOUNDED AT FLORIDA N. & I. COLLEGE. ST. AUGUSTINE. FLA. Delta Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Inc. was organized on April 25. 1954. The charter members and their offices are as follows: Willie L. Fisher, president: Waymon Selmore. vice-president; James Day. corresponding secretary; Arnold lames, recording secretary; Joseph Dean, treasurer; Milton Stewart, chaplain; and James Thomas, parliamentarian.

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NU LAMBDA CHAPTER. PETERSBURG. VIRGINIA. ARRANGES NU LAMBDA CONCERT The committee on arrangements for Nu Lambda (Petersburg) Chapter's "Preview of Tomorrow's Stars," presented Friday night, February 5, at Peabody High School with outstanding success, is pictured above. From left to right, seated, are: Brothers Roscoe C. Howard, F. Nathaniel Gatlin. Ross W. Newsome, chapter president; W. H. Quarles. Jr., committee chairman; and Clyde S. Scott; standing. Brothers Wallace W. Price. John B. Sanders, Samuel A. Madden, Eichard H. Dunn. Kermit E. Cockrell, and Joel W. Wallace.

Beta Upsilon Is Moving Forward M O N T G O M E R Y , Ala. - Welcoming ten scholarly leaders into Alphadom on February 12, 1954, Beia Upsilon, on the campus of Alabama State College, took a n o t h e r step toward that never-ending desire to be of service to h u m a n i t y . A m o n g those Neophytes holding key positions in campus activities are: J o h n Morris Fields, president of Sophomore Class a n d a m e m b e r of the George W. T r e n h o l m Debating Society; T . Y. Rogers, Jr., vice-president of the Sophomore Class, superintendent of the College Sunday School, treasurer of the Student Christian Association, a n d a m e m b e r of the George W . T r e n h o l m Debating Society also. O t h e r members of the g r o u p were: Hezekiah Beasley, H a r o l d Carter, MAY,

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Isaac Culver, DeWitt Davison, T . C. Green. Alphonso Powe, Eugene Sawyer, a n d Freddie Shepard. Musical ability to a high degree existed among the entire group. At the (Umax ol the winter probation, it was unhesitatingly acclaimed the most exciting, spectacular a n d fascinating one witnessed in the history of the chapter. In addition, other o u t s t a n d i n g positions on the campus such as president of Senior Class, J u n i o r Class, College Council, Marshals. Debating Society a n d Pan-Hellenic Council are held by Alpha men. T r u l y it can be said that the chapter has m a d e remarkable progress under the able leadership of William Clifford Beavers, w h o has worked h a r d to bring about true b r o t h e r h o o d a m o n g the men of the chapter in this, his senior year. A m o n g other activities of the chapter for the school year were: a series of r a d i o programs centered a r o u n d citizenship a n d presented weekly;

Match of Dimes Solicitation; Street a n d T h e a t e r ; and clean-up campaign for benefit of the C o m m u n i t y Center in the city of Montgomery. Plans have been made to give scholarships to deserving young men of the Freshman Class w h o have shown to some degree o u t s t a n d i n g ability a n d M liolastic achievement. Plans have also been made to help need) citizens of this city, t h r o u g h a solicitation project, consisting of such items as food and clothing. It is hoped that we will be able to distribute at least 50 baskets. Climaxing the year's activities, Beta Upsilon hopes to place three additional stars into that great galaxy, ALPHA PHI ALPHA. Members of the chapter in addition to the neophytes are: O t h o Anthony, William Beavers, Leroy Bell, J o h n n i e H i n t o n , Erskine L a m b e r t , Willie Miller, C o n r a d N e w m a n , Leotis Peterm a n , J o h n Porter, a n d Milton Williams. Raleigh P. Player is advisor. PAGE

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(Continued from Page 13) the world. After I got up enough courage to ask her to many me, she refused." "Cheer up!" said the friend. "A woman's 'no' may often turn out to be 'yes'." "I know," said the boy mournfully. But this one didn't say "no." She said 'Aw phooey'!" Apt Pupil "So you've learned to Love me?" "Yes, I've been watching how all the other boys do it." # * # # Sign in garment factory: "If your sweater is too large lor you, watch out for the machines. If you are too big for your sweater, look oul lor the machinist." # # • * First Moron: "There's a woman peddler outside." Second Moron: "Well tell him to step inside and bring his samples." # # * # The difference between amnesia and magnesia is thai the fellow with amnesia doesn't know where he's going. # # # * Breathlessly, Dermic was telling his mother about a recent trip to the circus: "There were tigers and tigeresses, monkeys and monkeyesses, elephants and elephantesses, and bears and Suddenly, mother remembered a phone call she had to make. # # * * A young lady stalled her car at a traffic light. She stomped on the starter, tried again, choked the engine, while behind her, an impatient citizen honked his horn steadily. Finally she got out and walked back. "I'm awfully sorry, but I don't seem to be able to start my car," she told the driver of the other car pleasantly. "If you'll get out of there and start it for me, I'll sit here and lean on your horn." # * * * When a man reaches second childhood, the games he plays are different. # * • • Undergraduate Soliloquy Though feminists may think me cursed T o hold this point of view I care not which sex rates as first So long as there are two. #

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Noblesse Oblige! Two spinsters were talking. One remarked: "Last week I advertized in the paper for a husband." "You don't mean it!" the other exclaimed. "Get any replies?" "Hundreds of them. And they were all the same. They all said: 'you (an have mine'." # * » * The first things a person on a diet should drop are the knife and fork. # # # » "What makes you think your wife is getting tired of you?" "Every day this week she's wrapped my lunch in a road map." # * * * Now fellows I'll leave you before you give me the famous Boston parting \voicl a host gave to her overdue house guest: Guest to Mrs. Van Saint: "My dear this has been a lovely visit but longer than I intended." M r s . Van Saint: "Yes, Mrs. Leach, I'm sorry you're going; thank God." # * * * Undergraduates! Prepare for Miami — Xmas 1954.

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Indiana University Gamma EtaChapter BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Within the course of a day at Indiana University, the brothers of Gamma Eta Chapter answer their phones only to find that the party calling is Brother so and so or Little Brother so and so, inquiring about first one thing and then another. Being one of the Big Ten chapters without a house, Gamma Eta must work twice as hard as some of the other chapters in order to keep its program going. We have become adjusted to the inconvenience of looking lor a place to hold probation, walking long distances late at night from residence center to residence center, in order to hold committee meetings, and bearing the financial burden of renting university rooms to give social affairs. But we have not given up hope that we will get a house, for we realize that this chapter will surely fade away if it must continue to operate under the present circumstances. Notwithstanding our grave housing problem, the chapter is presently very busy with many projects. Not the least among these is participation in the "Little 500" Bicycle Race on May 8th. The "Little 500" is probably the greatest collegiate bicycle race in the world. Patterned after the Memorial Day 500 mile races at Indianapolis, 33 teams ride 50 miles over a circular track in relays. Brother Raphael Hardrick, our athletic director, has his eye on the pole position for our team which consists of Brothers Bob Short, Thomas Wright, and DeWitt Jackson and Little Brothers Richard Bradley and Marvin Davis. Another project is the University Sing which takes place on the nights of May 5th and 6th, and is competitive singing participated in by most of the residence units and organized houses. Gamma Eta chapter, along with the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, won first place in this event two years ago. With the same thought in mind, we have again teamed up with the AKA's under the leadership of Brother James Hooks. Brother Hooks, a senior in the School of Education concentrating on music and literature, is very capable of conducting a prize winning chorus. He has had extensive choir experience and has won recognition for his own voice when he took third place in the Chicagoland Music Festival of 1953. Gamma Eta's Spring Formal is alTHE SPHINX


lenged us to give A l p h a an even more glorious future. G a m m a Eta has a knack for giving names to each set of probates coming into the chapter. T h u s , we have the "Crusaders" of '52, the "Knights of L a b o r " of '53, the "Saints" of the fall of '53, a n d more recently, the " C r o w n Dukes" of the spring of '54. The " C r o w n Dukes," which include Neophyte Brothers Bob Short, T h o m a s Hardaway, a n d T h o m a s W r i g h t , saw the light on April 3, 1954. W e are looking forward to their contributions to Alpha.

blGMA LAMBDA HONORS BROTHER MORIAL The above picture was taken at the reception given in honor of Attorney Ernest N. Mortal in the law offices of Attorneys A. P. Tureaud and A. M. Trudeau, Jr. Brother Morial now makes the third partner of this "Alpha Combination." Pictured first row. left to right: Brothers Walter E. Morial; Regional Director, Marcus Neustadter; Attorney Morial; Attorney A. P. Tureaud; and. Dr. L. L. Burns. President. Sigma Lambda Chapter. Second row, left to right: Brothers Edgar Taplin; Rene Rousseve; Attorney A. M. Trudeau; Norbert C. Rayford, a Southern University law student; Lester Relf; W. H. Mitchell. Jr.; and Asa Atkins.

ways one of the high points in the social season a m o n g the Greeks on campus. W i t h Brothers James J o h n s o n a n d fon Evans in the lead, the formal promises to be a fine affair. With " N i g h t of Ecstasy" as the theme, the affair will be held in the Crystal R o o m of the G r a h a m Hotel on May 7th. At that time o u r queen will be crowned. Preparation for the formal this year has afforded the chapter some fine interchapter cooperation. Beautiful invitations in the shape of the fraternity pin were secured with the assistance of Beta Chapter. Brothers from Iota L a m b d a , G a m m a R h o L a m b d a , a n d G a m m a R h o , as well as a l u m n i brothers from other chapters, will be in attendance.

Day, was addressed by Brother Alfred Grayson of Iota L a m b d a Chapter. Because of his extensive aid a n d advice, we consider Brother Grayson o u r own " G u a r d i a n Angel." Earlier the same day, the chapter presented a public program in recognition of Founders' Day. Brother Attorney H e n r y J. Richardson, also of Iota L a m b d a Chapter, defended his excellent reputation as a speaker when he pointed out the history of Alpha a n d chal-

Brothers F r a n k Hayes, Phi Beta Kappa, a n d D o n a l d Suggs, both former presidents of the chapter, are completing their freshman year in the School of Medicine a n d the School of Dentistry respectively. T h i s means that they will be leaving the campus in J u n e to continue their work in Indianapolis. W e regret the loss of these brothers w h o have contributed so m u c h to the chapter. Also leaving will be Brother James J o h n s o n , post graduate, who has been very active in the affairs of the chapter d u r i n g his two years at I n d i a n a University. Finally a word a b o u t the Sphinx Club. W e are p r o u d of the seventeen men who wear the Sphinx insignia at I. U. From their ranks will come the G a m m a Eta of the future. In their midst are good students, varsity athletes, a n d generally well-rounded fellows. W i t h Brothers J o n Evans a n d James J o h n s o n as dean a n d assistant dean of pledgees, they are showing m u c h enthusiasm. W e are looking forward to their successful journey across the " b u r n i n g sands."

T h e chapter is looking forward to participation in the Mid-Western Regional Convention which is to be held in Indianapolis o n May 14th and 15th. Brother Cordell Olive, chapter president, will be moderator of the panel on u n d e r g r a d u a t e problems. Brother Olive is the brother of Brother Bordern Olive, former Farwestern Lay Member, a n d the b r o t h e r of Lewis Olive, cadet track star at West Point. I n retrospect, G a m m a Eta looks back over several very successful social affairs a n d two banquets. T h e first b a n q u e t was addressed by o u r emin e n t Mid-Western v i c e - president, Brother William Smith. T h e second b a n q u e t , held on the past Founders' MAY,

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NEOPHYTES OF BETA UPSILON Reading from left to right: John Fields, T. C. Green. Eugene Sawyer, Freddie Shepard. T. Y. Rogers. Alphonso Powe. DeWitt Davison. Isaac Culver. Harold Carter and kneeling is Hezekiah Beasley.

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Delta Xi Chapter On the March W I L B E R F O R C E , O h i o - Brothel King George Smith, a senior art student at Central State College, from Laurel, Mississippi, was chosen from a field of several candidates for the Council of Social Greek-letter Organizations' a n n u a l scholarship. T h e bases for awarding the scholarship were, scholarship, service, a n d character. Brother Roosevelt Jones, a j u n i o r from Memphis, Tennessee and Alpha Council representative made the award to Brother Smith, who plans to be a commercial artist when he graduates in fune. For the first semester there were 19 per cent of the total Dean's list composed of Alphas a n d Sphinxmen. T h e s e students were given special recognition at an H o n o r Day program, on April 14, 1954. Brother Charles Allen received a gold card for being the highest ranking m a n in the senior class. Brother R o n a l d Hawkins received a certificate for leading the men of the Junior Class a n d likewise Little Brother John T a y l o r received a certificate for be(Continued on Page 24)

Huger Thanks

Florida

It is indeed with a great deal of pride a n d satisfaction that I t h a n k cadi of you, collectively a n d individually, for the many courtesies shown Vice-President Walter H. Williams and me d u r i n g o u r tour of the State of Florida. W e found the spirit of the brothers high a n d a great deal of enthusiasm lor the coming convention. T h e brothers in the State d u r i n g their State Meeting last October agreed to have all chapters in the State as Co-Hosts to the 40th General Convention. T h a t agreement, we found, is still binding; however, now that the Convention is certain another meeting is being called by Brother H . James Greene, State President, to spell out the details. In our report to you I would like to state that the brothers in Miami are "on the j o b . " Committees have been appointed, duties outlined a n d the work has started to move under the direction of Brother Dr. Ira Davis. T h e meeting place will be a n n o u n c e d later as will the place of the public meeting. For the All Greek Dance the D i n n e r Key Auditorium has been selected. T h e beautiful Bay Shore A u d i t o r i u m has been secured lot both the closed banejuet a n d d o s e d dance. It might be pointed out that both of these buildings are used for " a l l " conventions held in Miami and are located on the waterfront. O u r tentative social schedule is as follows: Monday night, December 27th after the public meeting — T h e Bait a Date Party — T u e s d a y night, December 28th — l i t e All Greek Dance — Wednesday night, December 29th — Social Affair either at the Lord Calvert's Swimming Pool or the Miami Carver's Roof Garden — T h i s affair will be over in sufficient time to permit visitation of night clubs on " M i a m i Beach" —Thursday night, December 50th — Alpha's closed b a n q u e t and dance. Arrangements have been made tor tickets to the " O r a n g e Bowl" football game on January I, 1955, and for a trip to C u b a . H e a d q u a r t e r s — Miami Carver Hotel, 9th Street and 3rd Avenue, N. W. Dates — December 27-30, 1954. W e shall meet by the shore in '54.

BETA EPSILON CHAPTER, A. & T. COLLEGE. GREENSBORO. N. C. Lelt to right, front row. Brothers S. Delano Howard, Marvin Wilson. Charles Cofer. Irvan McMurtry, Ocie Boyers, Ted Hall, Edward Campbell, Charles Nesbitt: second row, Spencer White, Wylie Bowling, Dsn Fairley, Ike Wi'lis, Al Cutter; back row, Clifton Gore, Richard Moore. Charles Timberlake, Maurice Alston, Charles Bussey. James Harmon, Clair K. Davidson, and William Hosey.

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Beta Kappa Chapter (Continued from Page 11) Kappa Delta Pi, president of the Industrial Club, a n d assistant instructor in shoe repair. Brother Charles Dillahunty is a letter m a n of the basketball team, and baseball team. H e is also a m e m b e r of the Pershing Rifle Fraternity, and the R . O . T . C . Drill T e a m . It is r u m o r e d that Dillahunty will be the captain of the Langston Basketball team d u r i n g his senior year. Brothers Kaby Mitchell and Vernon Nolen are listed a m o n g the ten best dressed men on the campus. Brother Allan Gordon, who was elected as president for 1954-55, is the secretary of B. K., president of the Art C l u b , vice-president of Le Cercle Francois, treasurer of the Student Government, m e m b e r of the Five Sounds, mem In, of the Dust Bowl D r a m a t i c Players. Brother Willie P a t m a n is a charter m e m b e r of the Pershing Rifle Fraternity, Five Sounds, m e m b e r of the Industrial Arts Club, R O T C Drill Team. T h e r e are ten Beta Kappas graduating from o u r list of 30 active brothers, but with a Sphinx C l u b of 22 members who will be eligible for initiation in the fall of 1954, we are still expecting to m a i n t a i n all the high ideals which are expected of Alphas. T h e entire campus is eagerly looking forward to the most hilarious event of the year. T h i s will be "Kilroy," a m o d e r n comedy-farce minstrel, presented annually by the Beta Kappa Chapter. W i t h just as m u c h anticipation they are waiting for the climax of the spring social affairs. T h i s will be the a n n u a l Black and W h i t e Ball, which will be held in the m o n t h of May. T h e Beta Kappas are k n o w n to be extravagant on any a n d all social levels. T h e r e will be p r o n o u n c e d vacancies in Beta K a p p a C h a p t e r with the graduation of certain brothers as Melvin T o d d , the campus politician and "con" m a n ; R u d o l p h Jenkins, the most flashy dresser a n d a leader in the campus "high society"; H u b e r t Butler, the campus casanova; Cecil "Big M a c " McCudy, president, Mervyn Lackey, w h o is k n o w n for his private parties; Harvey Roach, w h o once taught a hen to lay; Carl Bennett, the dramatist; A r t h u r Spencer, another casanova, a n d John Bachelor with the '53 Packard. T h e brothers of Beta K a p p a Chapter are especially dedicating this article to their chapter mother, Mrs. Rosa MAY,

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BETA SIGMA CHAPTER OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA'S HELP WEEK PROJECT Standing on the ladder and scaffold: Probates Anthony Davis. Marks Richard. James Mitchell Brother Murphy Nash. Charles Houston, and Autery Alexis. Kneeling in the foreground: Probate Henry A. Young. Brothers Ralph Ricardo. Walter King. Mitchell Albert. Jeffery A. Moss, Hugh Lacour. Linkston Cryer. Johnny Pennywell, Rufus Loud. Jack Metoyer. and Probate David Jones.

"Rush Parties" Feature Alpha Psi Activities J E F F E R S O N C I T Y , Mo. - O n e of the most o u t s t a n d i n g " R u s h Parties" in the history of the chapter was held in late February by brothers at Lincoln University. Mote than 125 freshmen male students enjoyed the party given in the university cafeteria. Brothet A r t h u r Pullam, state regional director a n d associate professor of biology gave a n informal address at the party. O t h e r attractions on the program were, music by the Alpha Combo, a creative dance g r o u p furnished by the A l p h a K a p p a Alpha Sorority a n d a fun hour. D u r i n g pledge week Alpha Psi inducted 24 pledgees into the Sphinx Club. T h i r t e e n members of the chapter were on the first semester h o n o r roll when it was released. Brother Abrah a m Bolden led the members of the chapter with a 2.8 average for the semester. Others were brothers, How-

aid Dixon, Earl Nedd, Jesse Coleman, George W. Enlow, Edward January, James K. Grimmctt, Car] Hardiman, Jesse Salmon, Milford King, William T i p p e r , Luther Bell and W a r r e n Sherwood. In line with the National Education for Citizenship campaign the chapter is sponsoring an essay writing contest for the high school students of Missouri. T h e essays will be judged by Mr. Cecil Blue, head ol the English Department, a n d Brothers T h o m a s D. Pawley, associate professor of English a n d James A. Saunders, .issisuint instructor in journalism. A program will also be given on May 2, the chapter will have an outstanding nationally known speaker for the occasion. T h e annual Alpha-AKA Black and W h i t e ball will be held on May 8. It is promised to be one of the most elaborate affairs on the spring social calendar.

T h e Rev. Brother L. A. Parker will be the speaker for the chapter's annual Mother's Day program on May 9. At this program the brothers will h o n o r the chapter mother, Mrs. E d i t h L. Jenkins, a n d their late Brother Cross, and all the mothers of the uniVernon H . Coffey, who recently passed versity. into Omega Chapter. T h e new officers of the chapter for W i t h you, we leave o u r favorite * the 1954-55 school year are as follows: cjuotation, "It is not the blood that G u r n i e G u n t e r , president; Charles makes men brothers, but the heart." (Continued on Page 30) PAGE

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Fraternity Sets Up Second Intermediate Chapter at University of Illinois URBANA, I l l . - T h e 39th General Convention in its session in Detroit, Michigan, December 27-31, 1953, granted a charter to Omicron Lambda Beta Chapter at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, 111. There had been considerable discussion concerning such a move for several years because of the large enrollment of graduate brothers in the university. Some of these brothers had been issued pass cards through the undergraduate chapter, Tau, and had been invited to attend meetings. However, their wholehearted participation in chapter activities was greatly restricted by university regulation of undergraduate chapters. With approximately twelve graduate brothers on the campus, and several permanently domiciled in the

Champaign-Urbana area, Brothers Livy T. Wilson and Lucius J. Barker called them together in October to discuss the feasibility of applying for an intermediate chapter at the 39th General Convention. The case for such a chapter was laid before the Convention by Brother Homer L. Chavis, and the Convention rendered favorable action. The charter was presented to the chapter by the Midwestern vice-president, Brother W. Alexander Smith, at a banquet on January 29, 1954. At the same time, the first initiation was held at which Brother Russell W. Smith, Jr. became the first member initiated by Omicron Lambda Beta. The charter officers of the chapter are: Livy T. Wilson, B.A., M.A., presently studying for the Ph. D. degree

in Business Administration, president; John Coleman, B.S., former Fullbright Fellow and a research assistant in Physics, vice-president; Lucius J. Barker, B.A., M.A., Ph. D., who since the ceremony has taken a position at Southern University, Louisiana, secretary; John W. Johnson B.S., M.S., research assistant in Chemistry and Ph. D. candidate, assistant secretary; James C. Brown, B.S., treasurer; and Homer L. Chavis, leading Champaign businessman, parliamentarian. Other charter members are: Twiley W. Barker, Jr., B.A., M.A., General Education Board Fellow in Political Science and Ph. D. candidate; Louis H. Hunley, B.S., local landscape architect; Boye Fayemi, B.S.; Ellsworth Oliver, B.S.; Jessie C. Lewis, B.A.; Lee C. Carey, B.A., B.S., director of a Champaign recreation center; and Russell W. Smith, Jr., B.S. Plans are being formulated to promote a far reaching program of community service in the Champaign-Urbana area, which is a fertile locality

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for community service. Already a committee is formulating plans to encourage Negro youth in the area to continue their education after high school since such a small percentage do so. An immediate program which has been put into operation is a tutorial service for the undergraduate brothers. The members of Omicron Lambda Beta present an array of competencies in numerous fields of endeavor and are capable of giving free service where it is needed. Through such a program, it is hoped that Tau will regain its high scholastic standing among the fifty-five fraternities at the University of Illinois. •

Watch Beta Zeta, Epsilon Chi Lambda ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.-Epsilon Chi Lambda was one of the new graduate chapters authorized by the December meeting of the General Convention. After receiving our charter we wasted no time in setting up the chapter, electing officers and initiating a program for the chapter. T h e meeting to set up Epsilon Chi Lambda was held at the Hertford Consolidated School of which Brother LeGrande Summersett is principal. The following officers were duly elected and are as follows: Brother R. L. Kingsbury, president; R. M. White, vicepresident; D. F. Walker, treasurer; E. N. Smith, secretary; B. B. Jackson, sergeant-at-arms; B. C. Newsome, chaplain; Albert A. Greenlee, reporter; Dr. G. L. Davis, assistant secretary. The General Convention also authorized the establishment of an undergraduate chapter, Beta Zeta Chapter at the Elizabeth City State Teachers College. Therefore, the brothers of Epsilon Chi Lambda began to make plans for the initiation and establishment of Beta Zeta Chapter. Albert A. Greenlee was elected dean of pledgees. After receiving consent of the General Secretary and Southern Vice-President, probation week was held the week of February 13-20. The initiation was successfully completed on the 20th of February with the full assistance of brothers from Hampton Institute, Saint Augustine College and Shaw University. At the time of the writing of this article, plans are underway for a joint program for Education Week at which time we are planning to have outMAY, 1954

MIDWEST VICE-PRESIDENT GIVES CHARTER TO UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS INTERMEDIATE CHAPTER Left to right: Jesse C. Lewis; John W. Johnson, Jr., assistant secretary; Twiley W. Barker, Jr.. editor to Sphinx; John W. Coleman, vice-president; W. Alexander Smith, Mid Western vice-president; Lucius J. Barker, secretary; Livy T. Wilson, president (receiving charter); Russell Smith; James Saunders; Boye Fayemi; James C. Brown. Other chapter members are Louis Hunley and Homer Chavis who are not in the picture.

Beta Sigma Helps the Needy In Baton Rouge BATON ROUGE, La. - In September of 1952 a disastrous fire swept an entire block on the scenic highway in North Baton Rouge, Louisiana near Southern University. Included in the ravages of that fire were the home and possessions of Mr. Joe White. When Mr. White returned home from work, he stood looking at his wife and three children standing among the smouldering ashes which was once his home. Unable to rebuild, he and family converted his tool shed and chicken coop into living quarters. The people in Baton Rouge were not without pity. Clothes drives were started and money collected for a new home. Even food was given to this family which was now living in vir-

standing brothers from the Tidewater Area, as speakers for the week. We are young, but we are growingand feel quite sure that the brothers in Alpha Phi Alpha will hear from us in the very near future.

tual poverty. With community help, Mr. White started building his new home in the evenings when he came from work. He finished his home in October the next year. Just about this time Beta Sigma Chapter was making preparation to have a probation. Seeing the need and desiring to help, the brothers made arrangements for the painting of the house to be included as one of their projects. Brothers and probates alike went out on the week-end of probation and began the job. The AKA's also agreed upon the idea and consented to help and sent their prospective probates out to help the Alphas. They added greatly to the morale of the men working by serving sandwiches and cokes. Accepting the help week idea and seeing that the combined efforts could be fun as well as helpful, the Alphas and AKA's joined and conducted an old clothes drive on the same probation. Clothes from the campus and (Continued on Page 31) PAGE 23


Delta Xi Chapter (Continued from Page 20) tng the highest ranked man in the Sophomore Class. General Campus Activities It's not all scholarship at C. S. C. The Brothers are active in other activities as well on the campus. At present we are engaged in a project of making "Keep Off Grass" signs for all sections of the campus. Along with this we have a yearly series of posters called "Words of Wisdom." This consists of famous quotations from great men. In cooperation with the Education for Citizenship Week, we presented a chapel program and also supplied book markers for the library to publicize the Education for Citizenship Week program. Sports Delta Xi enjoyed a fine football and basketball season this year. During the football season the Alphas paced by Brother Lawrence "Red" Shepard ol Chicago, 111., bested the Q's 7-6, and battled ihe Kappas to a 0-0 tie. Brother Shepard's play earned him a spot on the all intramural team. Brother Paul Sayles of Memphis, Tennessee was a vital cog in the Alphas' football machine and was also chosen to play on the "All Intra mm a] nam." Other members of the team, which finished third in the combined inde pendent-frat league were, Brothers Booker Brown from Cleveland, Ohio; Lloyd Revere of Dayton, Ohio: Jack Hicks ol Sandusky, Ohio: Benjamin Edmonds from New York: Benjamin Ashburn also of New York; Walter Rollins from Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ronald Johnson from Chillieothc, Ohio. The basketball team at Delta Xi pared by its captain and leading scorer, Brother Shepard finished third in the combined independent-frat league. The team split with the Q's 82-31, and 40-28, winning the first and losing

the secondThe team, despite spirited play, lost two heartbreakers to the Kappas by scores of 32-31 and 31-30. The teams record against the non-Greek teams was six wins and no losses. On February 26, the team journeyed to Columbus, Ohio, the home of Kappa Chapter and won the contest with them by a score of 48-37. Two Brothers, Lawrence Shepard and Lawrence Turner, were chosen to play on the all intramural team which beat the junior varsity of the school by a score of 73-72. Other members of the team conPAGE 24

sisted of Brothers Arthur Meadows of Tomorrow's Stars Lockland. Ohio; Ronald Johnson ol Chillicothe, Ohio; Louis Jeffersol Chi(Continued from Page 15) cago, 111.; Anthony Williams of Phila- presence which when added to his delphia, Penn.; Lloyd Revere of Day- rich and vibrant baritone singing ton, Ohio; Donald Rice of Dayton, made for a completely satisfying preOhio; and Thomas Gross ol Yoskers, sentation. He followed the lively and New York. rollicking "Nichivo" with a tender Delta Xi's contribution to the var- handling and feeling of "When I've sity sports at Central State consists of Sung My Songs to You," and closed Brothers Robert Clinkscale and with the thoughtful and moving "ViThomas Gross, Football; Lloyd Re- sion Fugitive" from Herodiade by vere and Lawrence Shepard, Track; Massenet. Williams was accompanied and Booker Brown, Captain of the by Dr. Robert Johnson of Virginia I nion. Swimming Team.

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The fraternity is glad to know that Phi at Athens, Ohio is alive again. This office is happy to make the authentic report that the interesl of these brothers was awakened to the point of re-activation. These brothers, along with some of the national officers, got together and made a careful study of their problems. Based on the results of their Eindings, thej were convinced that many of their problems could be solved, and. therefore, the chapter was re-activated. Taking the Leading role in the spearheading of this movement, was Brother A. Maceo Hill, with the able assistance of Brother Julius C. Judkins Jr. T o these' brothers the fraternity pledges its fullest support.

OLA'S SECOND ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD Bro'her C. Rodgers Greene, president of Omicron Lambda Alpha, presents $200.00 Scholarship Award to ' Miss Aeolian Mayo. Left to right: Brother C. Rodgers Greene. Mss Mayo. Brother Verdie Robinson. Regional Director. Dr. Margaret Just Butcher. Guest Speaker, and Brother M. Lorenzo Walker. Director of Advanced Study Scholarship.

Shaw Chapter Has Extra Curricular Activities RALEIGH, N. C . - T h e Brothers of Beta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. have excelled in the extra curricular activities ol Shaw University. Brothers James E. Cheek, Shaw Journal editor; Oscar Fields, president, Men's Personnel Club and Veterans Club; Clarence Gray, presi-

dent, F. T . A. and Theological Fraternity; Frederick D. Terry, vice-president, BSU; Bernard A. Holliday, cochairman, SCA and president, PanHellenic Council are the beacon lights in Alphadom on our campus. During the first semester probation, (Continued on Page 29) THE SPHINX


A. and T. Alphas List Their Accomplishments G R E E N S B O R O , N . C. - Beta Epsilon Chapter, u n d e r the presidency of Brother Charles D. Bussey, energetic campus leader, is listing 1953-54 as one of its best years of operation. Dating back to the beginning of the school year in September the accomplishments of the brothers of Beta Epsilon are many a n d varied. Brothers Richard E. Moore a n d Bussey are editor a n d associate editor of the college newspaper. Also holding high offices on the newspaper staff are Brothers Marion Blair, Jr., business manager; Don Fairley, sports editor; Irvan McMurtry, circulation manager, a n d Charles Nesbitt, photography editor. Elected to serve as editor of the BROTHERS AT BETA ARE TOP OFFICERS IN R.O.T.C. Ayantee, the college yearbook, was Brother S. Delano H o w a r d , w h o chose Top ranked men in the R.O.T.C. Regimental unit at Howard University include the following Brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all members of Beta Chapter: In the background, reading from left to right are: Brother Bussey as literary editor. Brothers Kenneth Bergman and Thomas Wellman, both cadet majors and squadron comBrothers Moore, Nesbitt, Fairley, a n d manders; and Elmer Green, cadet major and group operations officer. In the foreground, reading from left to right are: Brothers Ulysses Grant, cadet lieutenant colonel and group M c M u r t r y also worked on the staff. executive officer; Arthur D. Enty, colonel and regimental commander; Bernard Madison. D u r i n g the football season, the Apes lieutenant colonel and regimental executive officer; and Norman Wilson, lieutenant colonel of Beta Epsilon sparkled athletic-wise, and regimental staff officer. being crowned I n t r a m u r a l champions of the T o u c h Football League. Brothers Fairley, Bussey, Ocie Boyers, MarIn the A n n u a l Delta Jabberwock American Chemical Society, Richard vin Wilson, a n d Chris Fickling pro- the brothers of Beta Epsilon, undei E. Moore, editor-in-chief of the cam vided the spark t h a t enabled the Apes the able direction of Brother Ben pus newspaper and business manager to upset the favored Lettermen's C l u b Holt, g r a d u a t e faculty advisor, pre- of the college choir, Don Fairley, a n d go on to take the c h a m p i o n s h i p . sented the prize-winning skit of the spoils editor a n d president of the Brother Wylie Bowling N C O C l u b ; Clarence Knight, \ic< T h r e e of the seven R O T C cadets p r o g r a m . won the "best dramatic performance" president of the Senior Class; S. Dedesignated Distinguished Military Students at A. a n d T . are Alphas. Broth- trophy. T h e skit, entitled " T a k e a lano H o w a r d , editor of the yearbook; ers Moore a n d Bussey were n a m e d by Chance on T o m o r r o w , " was written Marion Blair, Jr., business manager of the campus newspaper; Irvan Mcthe Army R O T C a n d Brother Wil- and supervised by Brother Holt. Beta Epsilon's athletic-minded M uit iv. "King of the Aggies"; Charles liam Aldrich by the Air R O T C . A m o n g the cadet offices held by the brothers placed second in the recent Cofer, treasurer of the J u n i o r Class; brothers of Beta Epsilon are: Brother Gold Medal Basketball T o u r n a m e n t a n d Bussey whose activities are listed Bussey, colonel; Brothers Moore, sponsored by the Greensboro Recre- elsewhere. O n the varsity teams the Apes are Blair, Aldrich, and Maurice Alston, ation D e p a r t m e n t . T h e Apes cloblieutenant colonels; Brothers Clair K. bered the Greensboro T r o j a n s 53-38 represented by Brother Bob Jones, Davidson, Al Cutter, William Hosey, a n d L u t h e r a n College 56-51 before football; Brother Hall, basketball; majors; Brothers Clarence Knight, bowing to a powerful team of ex-A. a n d Brothers Boyers, Wilson, a n d Fairley, , James H a r m o n , captains; a n d Broth- T . athletes 70-61. Even in losing, the track. Brothers initiated into Beta Epsiers H o w a r d and Clyde Dungee, lieu- Apes placed several players on the "all tourney" team. Brother Boyers lon (lining the school year 1953-54 tenants. aie: Don Fairley, Rockford, 111.; Ocie O n December 6, Beta Epsilon being n a m e d to the first team. Brothei Bussey and Brother Bob Jones to the Boyers, Milwaukee. Wis.; Irvan Mcp i n e d with the brothers of K a p p a M i u u v . Cincinnati; Marvin Wilson, L a m b d a C h a p t e r in observance of second team and Brother T e d Hall Founder's Day. Brother James Allen to the third team. In addition, Broth- Springfield/ O h i o : Chris Fickling. Dungee, Colston, President of Knoxville Col- er Boyers was voted "most valuable" New York City; Clyde lege, delivered the principal address in the t o u r n a m e n t , Brother Bussey Greensboro, N . C ; W a l t e r Hall, Florion a program that featured the award- was cited for exhibiting "outstanding da; James Knight, Bradenton, Fla.; ing of plaques to two erstwhile edu- sportsmanship" a n d Brother Hall was D e l a n o Shaw, X. C ; James Barnes, cators, Drs. F. D. Bluford and D. D. praised for the "best defensive per- Macon, Ga.; James Porter, Culpeper, Va.; James Speight, Greensboro, N . Jones, president of A. and T . Col- formance." lege a n d Bennett College, respectiveA m o n g student leaders on the C ; William Simpkins, South Caroly. Brothers Bluford a n d Jones are A. and T . campus, the Apes ate lore- lina; Bob Jones, Orange, N . J.; Anaffiliated with Kappa L a m b d a Chap- most. Offices held by the brothers drew Johnson, Greensboro, N . C.; a n d ter. are: Charles T i m b e r l a k e , president of Willie Robinson, N . C. MAY,

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Human Rights Program (Continued from Page 3) retar) ..I the R O T C Officers C l u b , T r e a s u r e r of Men's Congress, membei of Pan-Hellenic Council, selected to Who's W h o Among Students In American Universities a n d Colleges, and a m e m b e r of Future Teachers of America. Brother R a l p h P. Brown, also a senior, majors in Agriculture. H e hails from Seneca, South Carolina. Brother Brown was T r e a s u r e r of Beta Delta for two years. H e has membership in the Collegiate Chapter of New Farmers of America, the YMCA, and the R O T C Officers Club. Jacksonville, Florida is p r o u d to claim a n o t h e r brother in the person of Henry I. Covington. Brother Covington's major is Biology. As a member of Beta Delia, he has served as Assistant Dean of Pledgees. Membership in other organizations include the YMCA, Men's Congress, a n d past President of the State College Dance Group. H a v i n g a major in Agriculture, Brother S. Lee Davis hails from Union, South Carolina. Brother Davis has served as Vice-President of Beta Delta Chapter. O t h e r organizational affiliations are membership in the YMCA, Collegiate C h a p t e r of New Farmers <>l America, a n d the R O T C Officers C l u b . Brother James L. Granger, an Industrial Education major, hails from Abbeville, South Carolina. Brother Granget is a m e m b e r of the YMCA, Men's Congress, a n d President of t h e H o u s t o n Engineer Society. Lastly, Brother Napoleon A. W h i n majors in Biology, a n d hails from Hilton Head, South Carolina. Brother W h i t e served as Dean of Pledgees lot one school term. O t h e r organizational affiliations a t e membership in Future T e a t bets of America, YMCA, Men's Congress, voted a m e m b e r of the twelve "Most O u t s t a n d i n g Seniors of 195S-54," a n d a representative to the Student U n i o n Council. New Officers of Beta Delia Chapter for the school year of 1954-55 are President, Benjamin Peyton; VicePresident, N e d H i e k m o n ; Secretary, H e n r y Robinson; Corresponding Secretary, Melvin Chavis; T r e a s u r e r , Eddie W r i g h t ; Dean of Pledgees, Paul R. W e b b e r III; C h a p l a i n . J o h n Goodwin: Parliamentarian, Knowlton Bassard; Historian, Horace O t t ; Sergeantat-Arms, Carrol Mattison: a n d EditorIO-SI'HINX, R u d o l p h A. Pyatt,

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der the Leadership of these able officers. Nine aspiring probates crossed the burning sands into A l p h a d o m on April 23, 1954. T h o s e probates were T h o m a s Byrd, Daniel P. Hat lev, Nathaniel Irvin, Willie (.. Marshall, Heyward Mitchell, T i m o t h y Pearson, Larkin V. Walker, David Waymer, and Robert }. Young. â&#x20AC;˘

Delta Beta Chapter Beehive of Activities D A Y T O N A B E A C H , Fla. - D o w n a m o n g the sheltering oaks a n d hanging Spanish moss, the brothers of Delta Beta strive t o make o u r chapter a living example of the true ideals ol our beloved fraternity. O u r most recent project was an annual dance called the "Sox H o p " where the students danced in stocking feel to the delightful a n d bouncy music of t h e Collegians. T h e r e was an unusual admission price of one can of food. T h i s canned food was later donated to the local o r p h a n home. T h e members of t h e undergraduate chapter of A K A were cosponsors. Delta Beta was glad to welcome o u r brothers from Beta N u , F A M U , to o u r campus recently. T h e y were in attendance at a state meeting a n d we

exchanged news of t h e events on o u r respective campuses. T o prove o u r love for h u m a n i t y , this chapter c o n t r i b u t e d the first five dollars o n campus in the current R e d Cross drive. O n e of the most ambitious a n d gigantic raffles ever witnessed on this campus was promoted by Delta Beta on February sixth. Willi the cooperation of local merchants, articles from lamps a n d h o t plates to candy and groceries were raffled. I b i s financial project was an initial step in rebuilding o u r treasury. T h e n , to clinch it, we presented a big dance known as the Bon Marc he ball. Pulchritude reigned supreme when our regal " C o u r t " of sweethearts, Misses Billye T h o m p s o n , Allene Johnson, Zerelda Pillman. Loretta Saunders, Arlcna Benton, Rebecca Johnson a n d P a l l i d a Bright were honored at a Valentine's party. At o u r college cabin, each of these charming voting ladies received a beautiful box <;l candy a n d a delightful repast ensued. In the near future, Delia Beta, along with G a m m a T a u , o u r AKA affiliate, will present the second annual "Spring Sing." T h i s is a competitive musical program between various campus organizations which stimulates wholesome entertainment a n d fosters good will a m o n g Greek(Continued on Page 30)

IOTA IN ACTION Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia. is having one of its best years. Pictured above from left to right the brothers are: Brother Norris Long. Atlanta. Georgia; Brother Tracy E. Williams, Augusta, Georgia; Bro'.her William L. Duncan, Atlanta, Georgia; Brother Judge Rowley, faculty advisor; Brother Raymond Kosser, Atlanta, Georgia; Brother Payton M. Sims, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Brother Claude Dickson, faculty advisor; Brother J. L. Cameron, Atlanta, Georgia; and Brother Clifford W. Gibson, Brunswick, Georgia. Not pictured are Brother Robert L. Harvey, Macon, Georgia, and Brother Leonard Dawson, Augusta, Georgia . . . New officers elected are as follows: Brother William Duncan, president; Brother Clifford Gibson, vice-president-dean of pledgees; Brother Norris Long, recording-corresponding secretary; Brother Robert Harvey, treasurerbusiness manager; and Brother Raymond M. Rosser public relations editor.

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City and established a home here. His rise in the community has been meteoric. So great has been the demand for his services until it necessitated the building of the very modern and complete clinic in which he now practices. In this building Brother Finley has the facilities for taking care of every and any case short of major surgery. The building also houses the beautiful Alpha Lounge, the dental offices of Dr. Frank Cox (Brother), the offices of Dr. Carl Barclay, physician, Dr. Alonzo Dowell, optometrist. the offices of the Oklahoma City Urban League, and eight residential apartments. Brother Finley holds membership in the Oklahoma City Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Society, Oklahoma State Medical Association, member of the staff at University Hospital of the University of Oklahoma Medical School; and chief of surgical staff at Edwards Memorial Hospital. Religion and homelife play important parts in the life of Brother He is a member of Avery Miss Zora Green and Miss Mary Clark are the queens of Sphinx Clubs of the University Finley. Chapel A. M. E. Church, a trustee of Toledo and Bowling Green State University. and chairman of the building committee. One seldom enters a conEta Lambda Chapter, Oklahoma City, versation with the personable brother The Undergraduate Oklahoma and was its first president. without hearing of "Tuffy" his 10 It is significant to note that with year old son of whom he is most (Continued from Page 2) each chapter change Brother Finley proud. integrity, (5) make of our fraternity a in keeping with the high ideals and As further proof of the high esgreat interracial, intercultural fellowship, not for just the enjoyment of aims of the fraternity took no back- teem in which Brother Finley is held, the elite, but for every brother who ward step. At Wilberforce he receiv- he was recently named to the Board has been privileged to "eat the foods ed a B. S. degree in Commerce, at of Directors of the Oklahoma CounOhio State, a Masters degree in Phy- ty Health Association. Brother Finprepared for the gods." siology, at Meharry a degree as DocAlpha's destiny for greatness was tor of Medicine. He interned at Hom- ley has extensive real estate holdings, carved by our founders. We of this er G. Phillips Hospital â&#x20AC;&#x201D; soon becom- and just entered a contract with the government to build a 50 by 100 ft. generation must hold high the torch. ing an assistant resident of surgery. brick building to house a classified Beyond the shadow of atomic clouds, post office to serve the people of the In 1937 Brother Finley married the horizon is bright with promise. No shadow shall halt our advances, Miss Saretta Slaughter of Oklahoma eastside of the city. for we shall use wisely and carefully the God given graces of faith and reason as we march together toward the horizon of a world where each man and each nation shall live in peace, and in a climate of freedom.

Brother G. E. Finley Celebrates 25th Year OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Since crossing the burning sands in 1929 at Xi Chapter, Wilberforce University, Brother Finley has held membership in Kappa Chapter, Ohio State University, Chi Chapter, Meharry Medical College, Upsilon Lambda, St. Louis, Missouri; and presently Beta MAY, 1954

"ALPHA PHI ALPHA. THE.PRIDE OF OUR HEARTS . . ." Brothers join in singing fraternity hymn at formal get-together; (left to right) John Sabb, Jr.. Frederick H. Talbot. Daniel Martin, Robert Cox and Leroy Nesbitt, (at piano) Marc Brown and Sylvester Williams.

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T h e brothers in the midwestern region are determined to keep pace with the brothers in the other jurisdictions. T h e brothers who are just graduating from the University <>l Illinois ai Urbana are DO longei confronted with the problem of having to join a graduate chapter. In [anuary, the second national intermediate chapter ol Alpha Phi Alpha was installed under the direction of the Midwestern Vice-President, B r o t l u i W. Alexander Smith. This chapter is known as Omieron

Lambda Beta. Congratulations brothers]

Successful Career Clinic Is Held In Toledo, Ohio Area T O L E D O , O h i o - The two day career parley sponsored by the Indiana Avenue Branch YMCA, " T o p s " of the Phi Delia Kappa Sorority, O h i o State E m p l o y m e n t Service a n d the T o ledo C h a p t e r of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was the most successful clinic evei held in the T o l e d o area. The clinic included Mr. E d m u n d Brooks, personnel counselor for Dochler-Jarvis Division of N a t i o n a l Lead Co., Prof. C h a i k s Kirschner, director of the University of T o l e d o Summer Session; Florence Wells, vocational coo r d i n a t o r at W h i t n e y Vocational High School: Virginia Ford, a regisleiccl nurse: Marcena Garwood, supervisor of the testing division of the O h i o State E m p l o y m e n t Service: Mayola Senior, teacher at Gunckel School; Melville Smiley, personnel director of LaSalle's D e p a r t m e n t Store; W i l l i a m Brower of t h e T o l e d o Blade Editorial Staff. T h e clinic was arranged by the chapter's Public Affairs Forum Committee of which Alex R i c h m o n d is c h a i r m a n , serving on the committee are H a r o l d Strickland of the I n d i a n a Avenue Branch YMCA a n d E. Garfield W e a t h e r s of the OSES office. Special recognition is given to W . H e r m a n Miller for his wonderful a n d complete display of scholarship material. T h e clinic was attended by one h u n d r e d high school students a n d m a n y interested brothers a n d adults of the c o m m u n i t y . T h e clinic was closed with a public program of which Miss Roberta C h u r c h , minority groups consultant tor the U. S. Labo) Dep a r t m e n t ' s b u r e a u of e m p l o y m e n t seeuritv, was principal speaker. Miss C h u r c h discussed the programs a n d policies developed o n the e m p l o y m e n t of m i n o r i t y groups in industry, business a n d government. Plans are now b e i n g thoroughly considered by the

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chapter to make this clinic a citywide affair n e x t year a n d p e r h a p s inc l u d i n g all Greek-letter organizations, schools a n d business a n d industry.

The chapter is going all out for this next initiation of ten pledges because the initiation will b r i n g to an end Alpha Xi L a m b d a ' s initiation ol

undergrads. The new chapter will be established o n the campus of T o l e d o University in the fall of this year with the ten pledges as charter members. Many brothers have expressed then intentions of a t t e n d i n g the Midwest regional in Indianapolis. Brothers William Bryant a n d E. G. W e a t h e r s will represent the c h a p t e r as delegates. Brother Clarence I r b \ reports that the spring formal dance plans are developing according to schedule and that the dance will be o n e of the most m e m o r a b l e affairs in the history of the chapter. T h e chapter extends a brotherly h a n d of fellowship to Isaac 1'.. Williams a n d W a l t e r C. Potts of Lima, O h i o w h o have recently come back in the fold of A l p h a d o m by affiliating with this chapter. W e are sure t h a t W a l t e r a n d Bruce are going to give g e n u i n e brotherly servi< e to the chapter. T h e ritual a n d r u s h i n g committee headed by B r o t h e r Charles L. Williams is working diligently to thoroughly indoctrinate the pledges with the true spirit of Alpha. Special h o n o r should be given to Brother Stubblefield, Charles Peoples, Virgil Chaney and others too n u m e r o u s t o m e n t i o n w h o are w o r k i n g incessantly to make this ceremony successful. Brother Mel Goode, publicity d e p a r t m e n t of the P i t t s b u r g h Courier will be the guest speaker at the initiation ceremony banquet.

Xi Chapter (Continued from Page 13) Brother Pruitt, w h o is the- student assistant pastor ol tlit- College Church. Another Pennsylvanian is Brother W. Melvin Campbell whose h o m e is in Pittsburgh. Brother Campbell with his musical talent, helps to enhance' the church worship, the chapel programs, and concerts e)l the school. H e serves as o n e of the school organists and as an accompanist, for soloists. l i e also sings with the University Choir and the Payne Singers. B r o t h e r

Campbell serves as: vice-president of the Seminary Student Council, as a reporter on the M i r r o r Staff, as a m e m b e r of the Y.M.C.A., as a member of the G e r m a n Society, as chairman of the- Seminary W o r s h i p Committee-. and as both secretary and chaplain of Xi Chapter. Brothers I. V. T o l b e r t , Booker T . T h o m a s , James W . Francis, Floyd W . Uexander and Amos Gregory are also m a k i n g their contributions to noble Xi C h a p t e r a n d lo their "Alma Mater." And thus, Xi C h a p t e r is still achieving and still p u r s u i n g to forever keep high the aims and ideals of Alpha Phi \lpha. â&#x20AC;˘

Gamma Rho Lambda (Continued from Page 9) ol the Midwestern Vice-President, Brother W . Alexander Smith, the chapter is moving forward. According to a recent statement by Brother Smith. G a m m a R h o L a m b d a is one of the newest a n d smallest g r a d u a t e chapters in si/e, b u t is the most active

in the- midwestern jurisdiction. The fraternity salutes these- brothers for a job being well clone-.

Our Unfinished Task (Continued from Page 6) ty efforts, lor development of se ien tific and classical talents, will become greater; by no means less. We have not yet sent or encouraged all the high school students to go to college, Or taught all the people' how lo \ o l e , even where the ballot is open to them; n o r have we- provided all of the suppotl we- can to those who are- really

concerned about delinquency of youth. \\v stand, there-lore, on the threshold of new vistas and new horizons in which Alpha Phi Alpha will be called upon to "Build Brotherh o o d " and build a c o m m u n i t y , a State, a Nation and a world as well. THE

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ALPHAS AT EASTERN REGIONAL CONVENTION The approximately two hundred men who attended the Eastern Regional Convention of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity are shown on the steps of the Belgian Building. Virginia Union University. Richmond. Virginia, during the convention May 7-9, 1954.

DR. FORRESTER B. WASHINGTON IS CONVENTION SPEAKER RICHMOND, Va.-Speaking before the Eastern Regional Convention of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Dr. Forrester B. Washington, presidentemeritus of the Atlanta School of Social Work, urged them not to abandon their own institutions while "pressing for integration."

The keynote speaker told the 200 delegates that for the most part people have thought of the fight for integration as the colored man "knock"ig at the white man's door for admission." Instead, he said, we should make our own institutions "so attractive that the white man will knock at the Negro's door." By way of illustration, he told of the Memphis, Tennessee insurance executive who makes white salesmen take out policies in his company before he buys from them. He also spoke of the Atlanta School °f Social Work which receives an average of 40 applications yearly from white students. "These students are not radicals," he said, "wanting to save the race. But of the 60-some-odd schools of social work in the country, ours is one of the 49 qualified and accredited" to teach certain highly regarded courses. He added that if the laws of Georgia permitted, it would be easy for MAY, 1954

the Atlanta School of Social Work to integrate its student body. The Alpha's general president, A. Macro Smith, echoed Dr. Washingion's remarks during a luncheon-meeting address. He expressed confidence thai the Supreme Court would outlaw segregation in schools and other areas. But when it does, he declared, "the battle will have just begun." "We must maintain and improve the services of our own businesses and instiiuiions in order to compete in the new economy," the Texas educator said. He said it is "stupid" to denounce or forsake organizations like the Urban League, the NAACP or the United Negro College Fund because of the "new freedom." "We will still have need of them," he added, "because segregation is a sociological, not a legal problem." He added thai the 150,000 colored college trained persons have the "grave responsibility" of seeing to it thai we are integrated as "stockholders in the new society" instead of as "consumers." Representatives of Alpha chapters from Maine to Virginia met in Richmond, May 7-9. Most of the meetings were held on the campus of Virginia Union University. In addition lo the business sessions and the main addresses, workshops were held on the following subjects: "Techniques and Experiences in

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Shaw Chapter (Continued from Page 24) as a part of our project for the year, pencil sharpeners were installed in all dormitories by the probates. A creative skit entitled "The True Spirit of Christmas" was presented in chapel on December 16, 1953. In connection with our National Citizenship Week program, Brother G. W. Newell spoke from the subject, "Education a Beacon Light In a Confused World," before the Junior Assembly on April 2, 1954. PAGE 29


DETROIT URBAN LEAGUE GETS DEED TO CAMP At a banquet and testimonial marking the close ol the Children's Fund of Michigan a'Aet 25 years of outstanding service to the Detroit community. Brother Pamon S. Scruggs, president of Gamma Lambda Chapter and president of the Detroit Urban League Board of Directors accepted the deed to Green Pastures Camp which the League has operated for the Children's Fund for the past 23 years. Included in the picture with Brother Scruggs are left to right: Robert Dean, president. Munson Hospital. Traverse City; A. C. Ledyard. president. Children's Hospital: John Morrison, president St. Luke's Hospital. Marquette: Clarence E. Wilcox, trustee. Children's Fund of Michigan; Brother Scruggs: and Fr. Ra'ph Richards. Michigan Mental Health Commission. Brother John C. Dancy. executive director, Detroit Urban League was responsible for the organization and operation of Green Pastures Camp which has served the needs of many youth in Detroit numbering among its alumni many prominent end contributing members of the Detroit community.

ticians must understand that they can't control the world until men are no longer hungry and segregated. Evils of inequality and injustice are concerts of iniquity. That is why segregation in the world is in its death agony and gasping in rage of final self-destruction; that is why we are morally obligated to participate in these revolutions." Dr. J. Rupert Picott, Executive Secretary, Virginia Teachers Association was elected nominee for the Eastern Vice-President of the Alpha Phi Alpha, Incorporated at the convention held here. Dr. Picott succeeds Dr. Walter M. Booker, Howard University School of Medicine, Washington, D. C , who has held the office for the past three years. Members of the Richmond Host Committee for the Regional Convention in addition to Dr. Picott included Frank Render, H. O. Freeman, T. H. Henderson, Roland D. Ealey, R. L. Armistead, D. A. Graves, Franklin Crawford, W. Lester Banks, U. S. Allen, Lemuel Johnson, Milton Hill, W. Reese, P. D. Morton, Carlyle Segar, Sumner G. Madden, William Thornton, Fred Swann, U. L. Oliver, G. James Gilliam, France Brinkley, Charles Spurlock, William Gist, Claude Franklin, Alvin Echols, Arthur Spell and Sidney S. Parker. •

Eastern Region Holds Convention RICHMOND, Va. - The Eastern Regional Convention which was attended by Alpha men who live in the Atlantic Seaboard states from Maine to Virginia was a three day conference centered around the theme, "Youth Faces the Challenges of Integration." Principal speakers included R. Maurice Moss, Associate Secretary, National Urban League, New York City; Forrester B. Washington, PresidentEmeritus, Atlanta University School of Social Work, New York City; A Maceo Smith, NAACP leader, Housing Authority, and National President of the Fraternity; Attorney Belford V. Lawson, prominent civil rights lawyer and others. Speaking at the final meeting of the convention, Attorney Lawson declared, "We must realize that a favorable Supreme Court decision in the pending education cases will be but the beginning. Integration cannot be legislated nor can the Court give it to PAGE 30

us. Integration is a matter of living together as brothers and it has its origin in the hearts and minds of men. It is rooted in the Christian and Hebraic ethic. That is why we must combine the affirmative impulse of brotherhood of freedom and scholarship in spiritual cohesion in order thai we might achieve peaceful and progressive integration in our time." Continuing Mr. Lawson said, "The Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man are no longer pronouncements from the pulpit or phrases from politics. They are a living program for the people and they will be vital and effective only as the humblest individual man everywhere has his divinely endowed and inalienable rights guarded by neighbors who live like brothers." Mr. Lawson stated further that, "Equality is the most fundamental idea in the world today and its time has come. It is as old as man himself. It is the law of God and man and neither natives or foreign descendants or cultures can any longer delay the spread and enjoyment of that idea and survive the restless hungry, angry forces of common humanity. Poli-

Delta Beta Chapter (Continued from Page 26) letter organizations. Though sometimes hectic and tempestuous, this has been quite an interesting year for us. From that unforgettable night that we worked in shifts in order to finish our prize winning float in the Homecoming parade, through fall initiation and finally to the annual Alpha-AKA picnic in Orlando—the scenes have shifted many times, each falling into the pattern that has made this year an exciting and profitable year for the men of Delta Beta at Bethune-Cookman College. •

Rush Parties (Continued from Page 21) Alexander, vice-president; O d e 11 Dean, recording secretary; Thomas B r o o k s , corresponding secretary; George Enlow, treasurer; William Tipper, parliamentarian; Robert Wyatt, sergeant-at-arms; Abraham Boldcn and Warren Swindell, co-choral directors, and Jesse Salmon, chaplain. THE SPHINX


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By Chi Chapter NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Greetings to brothers in Alpha, from Chi Chapter of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. The brothers of Chi Chapter have been working diligently to keep the light of Alpha burning. Under the able leadership of William G. D. Henderson, our president, we have made progress and are continuing to do so in our endeavors for the year. We have several functioning committees which are active in pushing our program forward. T o date we have had a successful year. We began the year by giving a smoker which was for the express purpose of creating good will and brotherhood among all Alpha men and of welcoming and encouraging the brothers of the freshman class. The highlight of the evening was an interesting talk given by Brother M. G. Ferguson. During the week of October 25, 1953 we participated in a citizenship program along with the other Alpha Chapters of the city. On Thanksgiving Night a Benefit dance, The Harvest Ball, was sponsored by the chapter, which officially opened the new recreation hall here at Meharry. During the Christmas vacation, a Christmas party was given for all Alpha men who spent the time in Nashville. We were represented at the General Convention in Detroit by Brother Robert N. Lee and Brother Henry Allen Boyd. We have an active Sphinx Club of three members and we are planning to have a spring initiation. T o round out our activities for the year we expect to give a Spring Formal and a smoker for graduating brothers. •

News Notes From Gamma lota Lambda BROOKLYN, N. Y. - Gamma Iota Lambda Chapter is composed of graduate brothers in the Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island areas of Greater New York. Its members are representative of many activities—business, ihe professions and government. This chapter was one of the three New York chapters active in setting up our new Brooklyn undergraduate chapter, Delta Chi. One of the brothers in Gamma Iota MAY, 1954

Lambda, James Hairston, became a life member of Alpha in April, 1953. Jimmy was made in April of 1944 in Alpha OmicTOB at Johnson C. Smith. He has one son, now 5 years old. Mrs. Hairston is active in Alpha Wives. Another brother, John B. King, received the most recent fames J. Hoey Award for Interracial Justice. This is an award given annually on a national basis by the Catholic Interracial Council to a Negro and a white Catholic chosen alter extensive examination by the Council throughout a wide field of entries. Brother King was chosen because of his contributions to interracial justice through community agencies. He is assistant superintendent of the New York City Board of Education — the first Negro so appointed in any major school system anywhere in a racially mixed situation—and is in charge of Districts 26 and 28. He was made in Eta in New York City during his undergraduate clays. Gamma Iota Lambda is now in process of preparing for its annual formal, which will have taken place by the time the SPHINX is next issued. This will be held at the Savoy Ballroom in New York City on Tuesday, May 4. •

Kornegay to Head General Canvass Division of Detroit UNCF

Francis A. Kornegay, Director, Vocational Services Department, Detroit Urban League, and recently elected president of the Social Workers' Club of Detroit with a membership of over 1.000, has accepted the chairmanship of the general canvass division of the United Negro College Fund. In accepting the challenging $11,000 goal Mr. Kornegay stated, "Social Workers more than any other group of citizens recognize the importance of education as the basis for a satisfying life. "Many are the times," Kornegay continued, "when a social worker is stymied in his efforts to effect a wholesome adjustment to a client's problem simply because the client is unable, because of limited education, to contribute anything to his own remedial program." Kornegay, a graduate of North Carolina College, is a former government worker, school teacher and dean of men. He numbers among his other interests in worth-while causes, Beta Sigma Helps active participation in the United Foundation, American Red Cross, In(Continued from Page 23) the city were gathered and given to fantile Paralysis, Y.M.C.A., and the Allied Jewish Relief Fund. the Blaindan Orphanage. In addition to his newly elected ofBoth projects were tremendously successful and helped to further the fice Mr. Kornegay holds oil ids in the help week idea of Alpha Phi Alpha Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, Alpha Fraternity. They exemplified a grow- Phi Alpha Fraternity, Guidance Asing desire of the brothers of Beta Sig- sociation of Detroit, Detroit Council ma to stand ready to help others when of Protestant Men, Detroit Council of the need arises which portrays the Churches, and Home Federal Savings true spirit of an Alpha Phi Alpha and Loan Association of Detroit. man. 'The United Negro College Fund assists 31 participating land grant col• leges through its nation-wide camTwo Queens Crowned paign efforts. The Detroit s;oa] is $90,000. Walter Cislcr, Detroit Edi(Continued from Page 2) son President, is heading the 1954 Detroit. Michigan, where they will drive. be entertained royally at a closed af• fair which will be sponsored by the Sphinx Club of the Detroit Chapter Racial Partnership of die Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Continued from Page 14) can workers are being built at the rate of 1,000 per year through a new spirit of teamwork brought about by MRA. OCTOBER. 1954 Nigeria and the Gold Coast have eagerly put in bids for the force to DEADLINE: come. One of the Nigerian Cabinet SEPTEMBER 10 said: "All the world needs Moral Re-Armament, but we need it most of all and should have priority." PAGE 31


ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY Office of The

CHAIRMAN OF UNDERGRADUATE RELATIONS Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas

MEMORANDUM To: Every Undergraduate Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha From: Brother Otis D. Simmons Subject: A Cure For Our Fraternal Ills MESSAGE: Fully realizing that much can be accomplished of a positive nature through H A R D P L A N N I N G , we challenge each U N D E R G R A D U A T E chapter of our fraternity to try the plan outlined below and on the following pages for a period of O N E (1) YEAR. IMPROVING THE PLEDGE TRAINING PROGRAM: We have found that one of the soundest ways of generating real enthusiasm among young Sphinxmen, and subsequently of increasing their interest and efficiency in the basic operations of the organization is by having a WELL ORG A N I Z E D P R O G R A M . Such a program can be had by simply: 1. SENDING IMMEDIATELY to Brother James Huger. our general secretary, for the number of " P L E D G E " MANUALS needed to adequately supply each member of your "Pledge" club with one. Such manuals are essential to any well-rounded "pledge"-training program in that they act as supplementary aids to the History of Alpha Phi Alpha, written so expertly by our brilliant Brother Charles H. Wesley. Supplementary aid is necessary for a thorough knowledge of the beginnings and purposes of Alpha Phi Alpha. Moreover the " P L E D G E " M A N U A L provides every " P L E D G E " with a list of: (a) The essential ROBERT RULES O F ORDER. (b) The proper CODES O F BEHAVIOR in public, such as, the best forms of informal introductions, and the best practices to be exercised when taking a "date" to a formal party. (c) The general rules governing Sphinxmen. (d) A large number of peppy fraternity songs which are sung by Alpha men throughout the country. (e) A space provided for your PERSONAL MEMOIRS. (f) A space provided for local chapter history. (g) An outline of the essential historical data found in the Alpha history. 2. OBTAINING QUICKLY THE "PLEDGE" TRAINERS' M A N U A L , which is especially designed to equip the " P L E D G E " T R A I N E R with a SYSTEMATIC and practical outline for T R A I N I N G S P H I N X M E N in C H A R A C T E R A N D SERVICE! This handy manual contains such materials as: (a) Duties of the "Pledge" trainer. (b) Suggested aids in meeting discipline problems intelligently. (c) Suggested recreational activities for "Pledges." (d) Suggested STUDY O U T L I N E especially designed to permit the study of small units of essential history of the fraternity throughout the year. (e) Suggested twenty-seven (27) minutes ceremony for the I N D U C T I O N O F Y O U N G C O L L E G E M E N INTO T H E SPHINX CLUB. (f) Suggested outline of a Sphinxman's Progress Chart. (g) Suggested outline of several carefully prepared TESTS, covering various phases of Alpha history.

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3. KNOWING where it is that you want your Sphinxmen to go fraternally, and then devising sound plans for getting them there. If it is CHARACTER A N D A DEEP SENSE OF SERVICE that you wish to instill in them, then the following plan might be of considerable help to you: To begin with, your officers of the " P L E D G E " CLUB should be only three (3) in number: namely, a VICE-PRESID E N T , SECRETARY, and TREASURER. The office of the P R E S I D E N T should be a rotating one, and should be held at one time or another by every member of the "Pledge" club. This method of allowing each "Pledge" to become PRESIDENT for one meeting or part of a meeting during a semester or year would do much to sharpen each "Pledge's" PARLIAMENTARY PRACTICES, since each would know that he would be expected to preside over a regular meeting. Such an arrangement would cause each "Pledge" to study more diligently the Robert Rules of Order in an effort to be the best possible administrator. If we expect our "Pledges" to intelligently carry on our work when we leave college, then we had better train them NOW in efficient administrative procedures. Another interesting way of stimulating interest among "Pledges" is to have each "Pledge" prepare a WELL O R G A N I Z E D T H R E E M I N U T E TALK on some timely subject of which he is extremely familiar. Such talks would increase his public speaking technique immeasurably. Other methods of making the "Pledge" training program more effective and more PURPOSIVE are: (a) Having informal discussions on the proper eating habits at formal dinners. (b) Having discussions of current events in an effort to keep the "Pledge" intelligently informed about the world in which he lives. (c) Having special service projects in which "Pledges" may take part in collecting clothing for the needy or in painting campus propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;free of charge. These are ways of rendering specific SERVICES T O OTHERS. (d) Having a sound STUDY PLAN, designed to improve each "Pledge's" SCHOLARSHIP. One method might be to require that ALL "Pledges" study during certain hours in the library under the guidance of chapter "actives." IMPROVING CHAPTER MEETINGS: By using the following plan for a period of one year, we believe that a positive improvement could be made in chapter meetings: 1. OPEN T H E MEETING WITH PRAYER 2. SING SOME PEPPY F R A T E R N I T Y SONGS 3. T A K E U P BUSINESS (a) Discuss methods of IMPROVING GRADUATE U N D E R G R A D U A T E RELATIONS. (b) Discuss various phases of the RITUAL in an effort to carry on more IMPRESSIVE initiations. (c) Discuss what can be done to render specific services to the community in such matters as cleaning up areas of the city during seasonal clean-up campaigns. 4. PERMIT D I F F E R E N T BROTHERS T O GIVE (Continued on Inside Back Cover)

THE SPHINX


UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS (Continued from Inside Front Cover) 50 BETA ZETA—Albert A. Greenlee (P). State Teachers College, Elizabeth City, N. C. 51. BETA ETA—Arthur E. Newbern (S), 81.1 N. Marion, Carbondale, 111. 52. BETA THETA—A. L. Roach (P), Bluefield State College, Bluefield. W. Va. 53. BETA IOTA—Lawrence Hauser (P), Teachers College, Winston-Salem, N. C. 54. BETA KAPPA (S). Allan M. Gordon, Langston University, Langston, Ckla. 55. BETA MU—Edward D. Taylor (S), Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Ky. 56. BETA NU—Samuel Washington (S). 222 Sampson Hall, FAMU, Tallahassee, Fla. 57. BETA XI—Stephen C. Black (S), 1088 Pearce Ave., Memphis. Tenn. 58. BETA OMICRON—Earl Ingram (S), East Dorm, TA & ISU, Nashville. Tenn. 59. BETA PI—Claude W. Malone (S), Box 26. Lane College, Jackson. Tenn. 60. BETA RHO—Jeremiah Wilson (P), Shaw University, Raleigh. N. C. 61. BETA SIGMA—Whitney J. LeBlanc (P). SBPO Southsrn University. Baton Rouge. La. 62. BETA TAU—Stanley J. Brue (S), Xavier University, New Orleans, La. 63. BETA UPSILON—Leotis Peterman (S), Alabama Slate College, Montgomery, Ala. 64. BETA PHI—Louis H. Roberts (S), Dillard University. New Orleans. La. 65. BETA CHI—Herbert Thompson (SI, Philander Smith College. Little Rock, Ark.

66. BETA PSI—(Inactive) Portland, Ore. 67. GAMMA ALPHA—Louis D. Hicks (P), Texas College, Tyler, Texas. 68. GAMMA BETA—John Royster (S), Box 2028 Chidley Hall, North Carolina State College, Durham, N. C. 69. GAMMA GAMMA—Fred Talbot (P), Allen University, Columbia, S. C. 70. GAMMA DELTA—Dan Minor (S), A.M. & N. College, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71. GAMMA EPSILON—(Inactive) Madison. Wis. 72. GAMMA ZETA—Daniel Williams (S), Ft. Valley State College. Ft. Valley. Ga. 73. GAMMA ETA—Cordell P. Olive (P), South Cottage Grove. Bloomington, Ind. 74. GAMMA THETA—John E. Moore (P), 1331 Swisher Ave.. Dayton 8, Ohio. 75. GAMMA IOTA—William Moss (S), P. O. Box 63. Hampton Inst., Va. 76. GAMMA KAPPA—Rob;rt A. Bethune (S), 308 Kappa Ave., Birmingham, Ala. 77. GAMMA MU—Milton Hagins (P), Livingston College, Salisbury, N. C. 7*. GAMMA NU—Seth Brown (PI, Box 57, Hamilton Hall, State College, Pa. 79. GAMMA XI—Jardine C. Wilson (S), 5408 S*. Hoover St., Los Angeles, Cal. 80. GAMMA OMICRON—William V. Powell (S), Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tenn. 81. GAMMA PI—Darwin M. Johnson (S), Benedict College, Columbia, S. C. 82. GAMMA RHO—Albert D. Holmes (S), 40 N . Salisbury St., W. Lafayette, Ind. 83. GAMMA SIGMA—William L. Murray (S). Delaware State College, Dover, Del.

84. GAMMA TAU—William A. Reid (P), 147 E. Shaw Hall. MSC, East Lansing. Mich. 85. GAMMA UPSILON—Edgar E. Smith (S), Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Miss. 86. GAMMA PHI—Cornelius Blount (S), 102 Sage Hall, Tuskegee Institute, Ala. 87. GAMMA CHI—(Inactive) Pittsburg, Kan. 88. GAMMA PSI—Leo L. Oxley (S), 1113 E. Morgan St.. Raleigh, N. C. 89. DELTA ALPHA—Clifton Hubbard (SI, Claflin University, Orangeburg, S. C. 90. DELTA BETA—Joseph L. Carwise (S), Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fla. 91. DELTA GAMMA—Alfred Crawford <S), Alabama A. and M. College, Normal, Ala. 92. DELTA DELTA—Joseph Pelham (P), Albany State College, Albany, Ga. 93. DELTA EPSILON—Sumner C. Nunley (SI. 382 Woodlawn Ave.. Buffalo 8, N. Y. 94. DELTA ZETA—(Inactive) Syracuse, N. Y. 95. DELTA ETA—Curtis V. Cooper (P), Savannah State College, Savannah, Ga. 96. DELTA THETA—Leo Brown, Jr. (S), 1022 W. 28th St., Apt. 2, Houston 8, Texas. 97. DELTA IOTA—William L. Reid (P), 12 Jennings Court, New Brunswick, N. J. 98. DELTA KAPPA—Wright L. Lassitcr (S), Alcorn A. and M. College, Alcorn, Miss. 99. DELTA MU—William T. Ridgeway (S), 812 Mathewson, Wichita, Kansas. 100. DELTA NU—William E. Clark (S), Maryland State College, Princess Anne, Md. 300. DELTA XI—Claude A. Orton, Jr. (S). Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio. 301. DELTA OMICRON—Robert Frelow (P), 1218 Adeline St., Oakland. Cal.

MEMORANDUM (Continued from Page 32) WELL PREPARED THREE MINUTE TALKS ON SUBJECTS RELATED TO THEIR FIELDS, in an effort to: (a) Improve their general speech habits. (b) Prepare them for speaking engagements before the general public. 5. DISCUSSION OF CURRENT EVENTS 6. SPONTANEOUS SINGING 7. ADJOURNMENT IMPROVING OUR RECRUITING PROCEDURE: The best possible method of recruiting new men on your college campus is through CHEERFUL PERSONAL CONTACT. For example, if you know some students on your campus who seem to have the qualities that are in keeping with the highest ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha, then it is your direct responsibility to cheerfully: 1. Aid such students in working out their enrollment problems 2. Show them about the campus 3. Assist in whatever way that you can in seeing to it that these students make a normal adjustment to their strange new environment. When "smokers'* are given for new students, every effort should be made to plan the evening's program thoroughly. Someone should be at the door before the scheduled hour for socializing to warmly welcome each student, who has been invited. Other brothers and "pledges" should be present to help every guest get off to a fine evening. For the most part, such programs should be short and interesting. A plan which might make your "smokers" more effective follows: 1. ARRIVE fifteen or twenty minutes before the scheduled hour of the "smoker" in order to go over last minute details carefully. 2. WELCOME each of your guests warmly, and do what you can to make them feel right at home. 3. SET up four or more different games for those of your guests, who might be interested in such recreation. 4. LET each new student introduce himself—stating who he is, where he is from, and his intended "major." Following the introduction of each new student, "Pledges" and "actives" of the chapter should introduce themselves. 5. SING a few peppy fraternity songs, and some FAMILIAR SONGS which can be easily sung by everyone.

6. TELL something briefly about the origin of Alpha Phi Alpha, its purposes and how it can help each man become a finer individual. Something should definitely be said about what Alpha strives to build in young men—and that "something" should certainly be a fineness of CHARACTER. 7. SING several more peppy songs and DISMISS. Do not kill your get-to-gether with too much talk about Alpha. SELL ALPHA THROUGH YOUR GOOD SCHOLARSHIP. SPLENDID CONDUCT, and CHEERFUL SERVICE. DEEDS ALWAYS SPEAK LOUDER THAN EMPTY WORDS!!! REEVALUATING OUR FRATERNAL COMMITMENT: If you are an Alpha, you are automatically committed to COOPERATE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HEALTHY GRADUATE-UNDERGRADUATE RELATIONS, EXEMPLIFY THE FINEST CONDUCT BEFORE OTHERS AT ALL TIMES, RENDER CHEERFUL SERVICE TO OTHERS. IMPROVING CHAPTER PROCEDURES: Constantly seek to make whatever corrections in your chapter program that are necessary to answer the following questions in the AFFIRMATIVE: 1. Does your chapter treasurer have listed neatly in an official book an accurate account of the chapter's income and expenditures? 2. Does your secretary keep minutes neatly in an official ledger book? 3. Does your chapter have a special folder for its incoming and outgoing correspondence? 4. Is every brother of your chapter working efficiently on some important committee? 5. Does your chapter report regularly to the editor of the Sphinx? 6. Are all of your chapter files in proper order? 7. Does your chapter have up-to-date "By-Laws?" A NEED FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS: Kindly send us your suggestions on how we might improve upon ourselves, as this outline is only a skeleton: your suggestions must supply the sinew. Use the suggestions outlined in this report as huge blocks of stone beneath a majestic edifice—the BROTHERHOOD OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA. Fraternally, OTIS D. SIMMONS Chairman, Undergraduate Relations


136 ALPHA OMICRON LAMBDA-Wilber C. Douglass (S), 412 Bakewell Building, Pittsburgh 19, Pa. 137 . ALPHA PI LAMBDA—James T. Diggs (S), 911 N. Graham Ave., Winston-Salem, N. C. 138 ALPHA RHO LAMBDA—Raymond Thomas (S), 64V2 N. 22nd St., Columbus, Ohio. 139 ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA—Kenneth Holbert (S), 3934 Wilder St., Dallas, Texas. 140 ALPHA TAU LAMBDA—Tollie W. Harris (P), 326 N. Greenwood, Tulsa 6, Okla. 141 \ L P H A UPSILON LAMBDA—W. H. Coston (S), Alabama State College, Montgomery, Ala. 142 ALPHA PHI LAMBDA—Thomas W. Young (S), 1660 Corprew Ave., Norfolk 12, Va. 143 ALPHA CHI LAMBDA—John M. Tutt (S). 1108 Phillips St., Augusta, Ga. 144 ALPHA PSI LAMBDA—Henry W. Webber INTERMEDIATE CHAPTERS (S) 37 Samson Circle, Greenview, Columbia, S. C. 500. OMICRON LAMBDA ALPHA—Mylous S. 145. BETA ALPHA LAMBDA—William Johnson O'Dell, Jr. (S), Box 32, Howard University, (S). 117 Atlantic St., Jersey City 4, N. J. Washington 1, D. C. 501. OMICRON LAMBDA BETA-Liyy T Wilson 146. BETA BETA LAMBDA—John H. Andersen (S), 1200 N. W. 6th St., Miami, Fla. (P) 410 E. Church St., Champaign. 111. 147. BETA GAMMA LAMBDA—Harvey O. Freeman (S), 2806 Griffin Ave., Richmond 22, Va. 148. BETA DELTA LAMBDA—Ernest C. Cook GRADUATE CHAPTERS (S), Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fla. ALPHA LAMBDA—John A. Banks (P), 3420 ' 101. 149 BETA EPSILON LAMBDA—L. G. Ashley Grand Ave., Louisville, Ky. (S), Box 247, Boley, Okla. 102. BETA LAMBDA—James Jeffress (S), 1824 150 BETA ZETA LAMBDA—A. P. Marshall (S), Paseo, Kansas City 8, Mo. 929A E. Dunklin. Jefferson City, Mo. 103. GAMMA LAMBDA—Barton W. Morris (S), 151 BETA ETA LAMBDA—M. E. Gamble (S), 293 Eliot St., Detroit 1, Mich. Hennessey, Okla. 104. DELTA LAMBDA—Arthur Spencer (S), 2560 152 BETA THETA LAMBDA—L. B. Frasier (S), Harlem Ave., Baltimore 16, Md. 2111 Duncan St., Durham, N. C. 105. EPSILON LAMBDA—Henry Von Avery (P), 153. BETA IOTA LAMBDA—Alfred L. Edwards 4805 Maffitt Ave., St. Louis, Mo. (S), SBPO, Baton Rouge, La. 106. ZETA LAMBDA—Clarence C. Johnson (S), 154. BETA KAPPA LAMBDA—E. B. Burroughs 1119 29th St., Newport News, Va. (S), 35 Morris St., Charleston, S. C. 107. ETA LAMBDA—William H. Hale (P), 1351 155. BETA MU LAMBDA—L. E. Anderson (S), Sharon St., N. W., Atlanta, Ga. P. O. Box 862, Salisbury, N. C. 108. THETA LAMBDA—Avery Watson. Jr. (S), 156. BETA NU LAMBDA—H. W. Norris (S), 1330 Home Ave., Dayton 7, Ohio. Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N. C. 109. IOTA LAMBDA—Theodore S. Randall (P), 157. BETA XI LAMBDA—Clifford L. Carter (S), 3810 Rookwood, Indianapolis, Ind. 2215 Burdett St.. Omaha, Neb. 110. KAPPA LAMBDA—Isaac H. Miller, Jr. (S), 158. BETA OMICRON LAMBDA—John L. Cope223 E. Gaston St., Greensboro, N. C. land (S), 359 N. Broad St., Mobile 16, Ala. 111. MU LAMBDA—C. C. House (P). 2824 14th 159. BETA PI LAMBDA—George A. Poyer (S), St., N. E., Washington, D. C. 2 First St., Albany 10, N. Y. 112. NU LAMBDA—John E. Reinhardt (S), Vir160. BETA RHO LAMBDA—James E. Smith (S), ginia State College, Petersburg, Va. 2953 Karl St., Youngstown 8, Ohio. 113. XI LAMBDA—Ahmed A. Rayner, Jr. (S), 161. BETA SIGMA LAMBDA—Jarvis H. Arms 4141 Cottage Grove, Chicago 15, III. (S), 13 Rhode St., Hartford 5, Conn. 114. OMICRON LAMBDA—W. Wesley Whet162. BETA TAU LAMBDA—Felix C. Thurmond stone, I (S), 1231 4th St., N., Birmingham, (S). 1005 E. Leuda St., Ft. Worth, Texas. Ala. ' 163. BETA UPSILON LAMBDA—Herman Stone 115. PI LAMBDA—C. Franklin Brown (S), 1019 (S), Lane College, Jackson, Tenn. Cross St., Little Rock, Ark. 164. BETA PHI LAMBDA—E. A. Bertrand (S), 116. RHO LAMBDA—Hooper Councill (S), 38 Savannah State College, Savannah, Ga. Barry Place, Buffalo, N. Y. 165. BETA CHI LAMBDA—Harry M. Hodges (S), 117. SIGMA LAMBDA—Walter E. Morial (S), 808 Fondulac, Muskogee, Okla. 1433 Touro St., New Orleans, La. 166. BETA PSI LAMBDA—Oscar V. Little (S), 118. TAU LAMBDA—N. H. Williams, Jr. (S), 1518 E. 22nd St., Los Angeles 11, Cal. 1405 South St., Nashville 4, Tenn. 167. GAMMA ALPHA LAMBDA—John Chiles 119. UPSILON LAMBDA—Ralph B. Stewart (S), (P), 9 E. Frederick St., Staunton. Va. 109 E. Union St., Jacksonville, Fla. 168. GAMMA BETA LAMBDA—Cramon J. Myers PHI LAMBDA—M. Grant Batey, Sr. (S), 310 120. (S), Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Ky. N. Tarboro Rd., Raleigh, N. C. 169. GAMMA GAMMA LAMBDA—R. W. Ander121. CHI LAMBDA—Thomas E. Kelley (S), Box son (S), Box 441, Greenville, S. C. 132, Wilberforce, Ohio. 170. GAMMA DELTA LAMBDA—Martin K. Aus122. PSI LAMBDA—George W. James, 1527 E. tin (S). Box 21, E. Beckley, W. Va. 3rd St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 171. GAMMA EPSILON LAMBDA—Jacob Bro123. ALPHA ALPHA LAMBDA—Arthur C. Wilnaugh (P), 1216 Broad St.. Hopkinsville, Ky. liams (S), 158 Lincoln St., Montclair, N. J. 172. GAMMA ZETA LAMBDA—Richard F. Pride 124. ALPHA BETA LAMBDA—Carl L. Lynem (P), 2907 26th St., Tampa, Fla. (S), 407 N. Upper St., Lexington, Ky. 173. GAMMA ETA LAMBDA—C. P. Johnson (P), ALPHA GAMMA LAMBDA—Marvin N. 125. 1173 Hargrave, Austin, Texas. Riley (P), 150 N. Lafayette Ave., White Plains, 174. GAMMA THETA LAMBDA—Phillip G. SadN. Y. ler (S), 314 Rogers Rd., Wilmington, Del. 126. ALPHA DELTA LAMBDA—A. B. Owens, 175. GAMMA IOTA LAMBDA—Herbert T. MilJr. (S), 598 Williams Ave., Memphis, Tenn. ler (P), 558 Decatur St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 127. ALPHA EPSILON LAMBDA—R. W. Harri176. GAMMA KAPPA LAMBDA—B. T. Washson, Jr. (S), 229V2 Main St., Yazoo City, Miss. ington (S), 306 N. 6th St., Wilmington, N. C. 128. ALPHA ZETA LAMBDA—Joseph I. Turner (S), Bluefield State College, Bluefield, W. Va. 177. GAMMA MU LAMBDA—Walter H. Ellis (S), Box 168, FAMU, Tallahassee. Fla. 129. ALPHA ETA LAMBDA—W. H. Bell (P), 3115 Cleburn, Houston 4, Texas. 178. GAMMA NU LAMBDA—J. T. Thornton (S), 1303 Wise St., Lynchburg, Va. 130. ALPHA THETA LAMBDA—Chester C. Sutton, Sr. (S), 1011 N. Ohio Ave., Atlantic City, 179. GAMMA XI LAMBDA—Jessie W. Miller (S), 674 St. Anthony, St. Paul, Minn. N. J. 180. GAMMA OMICRON LAMBDA—R. H. Sim131. ALPHA IOTA LAMBDA—E. R. Armstead mons (S), Albany State College, Albany, Ga. (S), Institute, W. Va. 181. GAMMA PI LAMBDA—Fleming Huff (S), 132. ALPHA KAPPA LAMBDA—E. D. Downing 4110 Avenue I, Galveston, Texas. (S), 36 Center Ave., N. W., Roanoke, Va. 182. GAMMA RHO LAMBDA—Clement C. Wat133. ALPHA MU LAMBDA—P. M. Alexander kins (S), 2412 Madison St., Gary, Ind. (P), c/o Cansler Branch YMCA, 208 E. Vine Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. 183. GAMMA SIGMA LAMBDA—Stanley E. Rutland (S), Ft. Valley State College, Ft. Valley, 134. ALPHA NU LAMBDA—Ira L. Ferguson (S), Ga. Box 217, Tuskegee Institute, Ala. 184. GAMMA TAU LAMBDA—Oliver Sprott (S), 135. ALPHA XI LAMBDA—William C. Bryant 2505 Houston St., Beaumont, Texas. (S), 734 Pinewood Ave., Toledo 2. Ohio.

302 DELTA PI—Harold C. Whitney (S), State Teachers College, Cheney. P». 30V DELTA RHO—George E. Walters. Jr (S), 1141 Everett Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. 304 DELTA SIGMA—Leroy J. Sanford (S), Grambling College, Grambhng, La. 305. DELTA TAU—Caesar W. Beckett (S) , St. Va. Paul's Polytechnic Institute, Lawrenceville , Mi306 DELTA UPSILON—Charles Brown (S), ami University. Oxford, Ohio. 7099, 307. DELTA PHI—Ben E. Bailey (S), Box Jackson College, Jackson 3, Miss. 308 DELTA CHI—Calvin O. Browne (S). 1591 Pacific St., Brooklyn 13, N. Y. 309. DELTA PSI—James Day (S), Florida N . and I M. College, St. Augustine, Fla.

185 GAMMA UPSILON LAMBDA—N. H. An<l>i 1302 University, Marshall, I exas

191. DM I A V, i • « E. Tumei :S>, 900 Prairie Ave.. WflBBHwn 15, Ohio. 192. DELTA DELTA LAMBDA—St. Elmo A. Greaux (S), 638 6th St., W. Palm Beach, Fla. 193. DELTA EPSILON LAMBDA—Billy Jones (P), 342-a East Broadway, East St. Louis, 111. 194. DELTA ZETA LAMBDA—George W. Hunter (P), State A. and M. College, Orangeburg, S. C. 195. DELTA ETA LAMBDA—P. A. Townsend (S), 416 Kansas Ave., Topeka, Kansas. 196 DELTA THETA LAMBDA—Ernest H. Wright (S), Alabama A. and M. College, Normal, Ala. 197 DELTA IOTA LAMBDA—James A. Hurling (S), 1729 7th Ave., Columbus. Ga. 198 DELTA KAPPA LAMBDA—Clyde L. Reese (P), 305 Sanborn St.. Florence, S. C. 199 DELTA MU LAMBDA—Frederick D. Williams (P), 191 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, N. J. 200 DELTA NU LAMBDA—L. Wilson York (S), 205 N. Ridge St.. Danville, Va. 201. GENERAL ORGANIZATION 202 DELTA XI LAMBDA—Herndon G. Harrison (S), 808 Wooden Blvd.. Orlando, Fla. 203 DELTA OMICRON LAMBDA—Simon J. DeVane (S), 6V2 Pine St., Cambridge, Md. 204 DELTA PI LAMBDA—Andrew J. Durgan (S), 1417 Tremont St., Selma, Ala. 205. DELTA RHO LAMBDA—U. J. Andrews (P), P. O. Drawer 1598, San Antonio, Texas. 206. DELTA SIGMA LAMBDA—Charles L. Shepard (S), A. M. and N. College, Pine Bluff, Ark. 207 DELTA TAU LAMBDA—William M. Corbin (P), 4505 S. 19th St., Phoenix, Ariz. 208. DELTA UPSILON LAMBDA—James C. Leary (S), 1956 Weinstock St., Shreveport, La. 209. DELTA PHI LAMBDA—William Kimbcr (S), 31 Washington Square, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 210. DELTA CHI LAMBDA—F. D. Bobo (P), 2009 N. 10th St., Milwaukee, Wis. 211. DELTA PSI LAMBDA—Charles B. Minor (S), 2060 High St., Denver, Colo. 212. EPSILON ALPHA LAMBDA—William F. Jones (P), 323 Summer Kamp, Tyler, Texas. 213. EPSILON BETA LAMBDA—W. S. Hutchings (S), 536 New St., Macon, Ga. 214. EPSILON GAMMA LAMBDA—Edward O. Gourdin, 35 Hutchins St., Roxbury, Mass. 215. EPSILON DELTA LAMBDA—Robert E. Watson (P), Box 145, Sylacauga, Ala. 216. EPSILON EPSILON LAMBDA—J. W. Yancy, II (S), 1116 Elm Ave., Waco, Texas. 217. EPSILON ZETA LAMBDA—Charles H. Diez (S), 9340 N. Portsmouth, Portland, Ore. 218. EPSILON ETA LAMBDA—Cleo G. Davis, 311 S. Elm St., Charleston. Mo. 219. EPSILON THETA LAMBDA—Dwight A. Burgess (S). Shelly Bay, Bermuda. 220. EPSILON IOTA LAMBDA—W. Lovell Turner (S), 604 Adams St., Suffolk, Va. 221. EPSILON KAPPA LAMBDA—Orlando C. Powers (P). P. O. Box 196, Grambling, La. 222. EPSILON MU LAMBDA—LeRoy Anderson (S), 622 N. Coyle St., Pensacola, Fla. 223. EPSILON NU LAMBDA—Winston R. Pearson (S), Manager's Office, Jeffry Wilson Homes. Portsmouth, Va. 224. EPSILON XI LAMBDA—B. H. Cooper (S), Box 1000, Clarksdale, Miss. 225. EPSILON OMICRON LAMBDA—Thomas M. Law (S), St. Paul's Polytechnic Institute, Lawrenceville, Va. 226 EPSILON PI LAMBDA—O. H. Jones (S), 1105 S. E. 6th Ave., Gainesville, Fla. 227. EPSILON RHO LAMBDA—E. W. Nichols (S), State Teachers College, Fayetteville, N. C. 228. EPSILON SIGMA LAMBDA—Willie T. Ellis (S), 903 Bradley Ave., Tarboro, N. C. 229. EPSILON TAU LAMBDA—John C. Williams (S), Prairie View A. and M. College, Prairie View, Texas. 230. EPSILON UPSILON LAMBDA—James R. Johnson (S), 3420 St. John St., Flint, Mich. 231. EPSILON PHI LAMBDA. Burton G. West (S), 900 Dunbar Ave., Port Arthur, Texas. 232. EPSILON CHI LAMBDA—Edward N. Smith (S), Elizabeth City State Teachers College, Elizabeth City, N. C.


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