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MAY, 1958

VOLUME XLIII

COLLEGE

NUMBER 2

EDITION

Brother

Charles

H.

Wesley,

Edition of the Alpha

Alpha

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History for Delta X i C h a p t e r , Central State C o l -

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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, Inc. General President: MYLES A. PAIGE, 1294 Carroll Street, Brooklyn 13, New York. Western Vice-President: HAROLD R. JONES, 2831 Ellsworth Street, Berkeley, California Southwestern Vice-President: T. WINSTON COLE, Sr., M. Box 20, Wiley College, Marshall, Texas Mid-Western Vice-President: REV. C. ANDERSON DAVIS, 200 Jones Street, Bluefield, W . Va. Eastern Vice-President: CHARLES A. BROADDUS, 34 Spring Street, Trenton 8, New Jersey Southern Vice-President: JAMES E. HUGER, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fla. General Secretary: LAURENCE T. Y O U N G , SR., 4432 South Parkway, Chicago 15, III. General Treasurer: MEREDITH G. FERGUSON, 925 Eleventh Ave., North, Nashville 8, Tenn. Editor-in-Chief, THE SPHINX, W . BARTON BEATTY, 1229 Schofield Bldg., Cleveland 15, Ohio Director of Educational Activities: LIONEL H. NEWSOM, Southern University, Baton Rouge, La. General Counsel: ERNEST N. MORIAL, 1821 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, La. Historian: CHARLES H. WESLEY, Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio Chairman, Audit Committee: W . D. HAWKINS, JR., Fisk University, Nashville 8, Tenn. Chairman, Budget Committee: KERMIT J . HALL, 5000 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia 43, Pa. ASSISTANT VICE-PRESIDENTS EASTERN—John W . McDonald, 79 North Oxford Walk, Brooklyn 5, New York • WESTERN— James C. Newman, M. O. Best B. Hall, Arizona State College, Tempe, Arizona • SOUTHERN— Harold W . Jordan, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia • MIDWESTERN—Frank L. Stanley. Jr., 1301 W . Clark Street, Urbana, Illinois • SOUTHWESTERN—Edward L. Hanley, Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma. 3th JEWELS—Henry A. Callis, 2306 E. Street, N. E. Washington, D.C.; George B. Kelley, I - M3tl Street, Troy, N. Y.; Nathaniel A. Murray, 2151 West 21st Street, Los Angeles 18, Calif. O M E G A Charles H. Chapman, Robert H. Ogle, Vertner W . Tandy, Eugene Kinckle Jones. C H A I R M E N , STANDING COMMITTEES SCOLARSHIP A N D EDUCATIONAL ACTIVIAndrew J . Lewis, III 525 Tatnall St., Atlanta TIES—Lionel H. Newsom, Southern University Georgia STANDARDS A N D EXTENSION COMM1TTEEBaton Rouge, Louisiana Aaron Brown, 1468 President Street, Brooklyn, BUDGET COMMITTEE— Kermit J . Hall, 5000 New York Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE—John D. BuckAUDIT COMMITTEE—W. D. Hawkins, Jr. Fisk ner, 4246 W . N. Market St., St. Louis, Mo. University, Nashville, Tennessee HUMAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE—Charles PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE—Belford V. LawH. Wesley, Central State College, Wilberson, Jr. 8 Logan Circle N. W . Washington, force, Ohio D. C. REORGANIZATION COMMITTEE—Raymond COMMITTEE O N GENERAL SECRETARY— W . Cannon, 727 Palace Bldg. Minneapolis, Sidney A . Jones, Jr. 4432 S. Parkway Chicago Minnesota 15, Illinois H O U S I N G COMMITTEE—William Alexander RECOMMENDATIONS COMMITTEE— Lloyd H. 4272 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Williams, Sr. 119 N. Greenwood Street, C O - C H A I R M A N OF THE UNDERGRADUATE Tulsa, Oklahoma RELATIONS COMMITTEE—Walter WashingELECTIONS COMMITTEE—Bindley C. Cyrus ton, Utica Institute Junior College, Utica, 417 E. 47th Street, Chicago 15, III. Miss. (Southern, Southwestern and Western.) ACHIEVEMENT A N D AWARDS COMMITTEE— C O - C H A I R M A N OF THE UNDERGRADUATE Tolly W . Harris, 326 N. Greenwood St., RELATIONS COMMITTEE—Frank Ellis, 1929 W . Lanvale St., Baltimore, M d . (Eastern and Tulsa Oklahoma RULES A N D CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE— Midwestern Region.)

CHAPTER DIRECTORY INTERMEDIATE CHAPTERS 500. O M I C R O N LAMBDA ALPHA—Eddie B. Cunningham (CS), 531 Kenyon St. N. W. Washington, D. C.

501. O M I C R O N

LAMBDA

BETA—Inactive

UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS 1. ALPHA—Dr. G. A. Calvin, 401 W . State Street, Ithaca, New York 2. BETA—Nathaniel H. Murdock (CS), Box 747, Howard University, Washington, D. C. 3. GAMMA—William A. S k i n n e r , Virginia Union University, Richmond 20, Va. 4. DELTA—Athony Viaer (S), Huston-Tillotson College, Austin, Texas 5. E P S I L O N — W . J. Stephens ( P ) , 212 Anderson House, East Quad, U. of Mich., Ann Arbor, Mich. 6. ZETA—Inactive 7. ETA—Harold L. Carter (CS), 404 W . 115th Street, New York 25, N. Y. 8. THETA—Ralph F. Baker ( P ) , 6619 Evans Ave., Chicago, 111. 9. IOTA—David Blount ( P ) , Morris Brown College. Atlanta, Ga. 10. KAPPA—Edward Sullivan, 68 East 11th St., Columbus 10. Ohio. 11. MU—Arthur C. Hill (S), 650 Carroll Avenue, St. Paul 4, Minn. 12. NU—Alan Clarke (CS), Box 362, Lincoln University, Pa. 13 XI—Bobby V. Webster, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce. Ohio. 14. OMICRON—Robert P. Smith ( P ) , 3046 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh 19. Pa. IS PI—James L. Sweeney, 3218 E. 121st Street, Cleveland 20, Ohio. 16. RHO—Turner C. Johnson. 1218 North 59th Street. Philadelphia 19, Pa. 17. SIGMA—Alfred J. Johnson ( T ) , 28 Elm Hill Park. Roxbury 21, Mass. 18. TAU—Frank L. Stanley, Jr., 1301 W . Clark Street, Urbana, 111.

19. UPSILON—Beckwith Horton (S), 1014 Mississippi Street, Lawrence, Kansas 20. PHI—Lester Carney, Bush Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 21. CHI—T. Wendell Williams, 1222 Jefferson Street. Nashville, Tenn. 22. PSI—Donald R. Anderson, 5820 Arch Street, Philadelphia 39, Pa. 23. A L P H A ALPHA—Charles L. Benford, Jr., 3235 Harvey Avenue. Cincinnati 29, Ohio. 24. ALPHA BETA—Richard A. English (CS), Talladega College, Talladega, Ala. 25. A L P H A GAMMA — (Inactive), Providence. R. I. 26. ALPHA DELTA—Charles H. Bailey ( P ) , 3805 Maple Ave.. Los Angeles, Calif. 27. A L P H A E P S I L O N — J o h n Stewart ( P ) , 3029 Acton Street, Berkeley 2, Calif. 28. ALPHA ZETA—Lee B. Revels (S), 125 Gore Hall, W. Va. St. Col. Institute, W . Va. 29. A L P H A ETA—Frank S. Greene, Jr. (CS), 4931 Highland Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 30. A L P H A T H E T A — ( I n a c t i v e ) , Iowa City, Iowa. 31. ALPHA IOTA—Dayton W. Smith, 2370 E. Evans Ave.. Denver, Colorado 32. ALPHA KAPPA — (Inactive), Springfield, 33. ALPHA Darrow 34. ALPHA 35. A L P H A Avenue, 36. ALPHA

MU—Louis S. Moseley (S), 2033 Ave., Evanston, 111. NU—(Inactive), Des Moines. Iowa. XI—Cleophas W. Miller, 531 26th Seattle 22, Wash. OMICRON—John F. Moore, Jr.,

SPHINX STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF W . Barton Beafty, Jr. ASSISTANT M A N A G I N G EDITORS Sidney Jones, Leroy Jeffries Kermit Hall FUN EDITOR O. Wilson Winters EDITORIAL ASSISTANT—Oscar Richie. ASSISTANTS — Hugh M. Gloster, Thomas W . Young, Charle". Wesley, W. Wesley Whetstone, J . Saunders Redding, Myles A. Paige, Robert F. Custis. STAFF EDITORS—Samuel P. DeBose, Harold R. Jones, T. Winston Cole, Sr. Charles A. Broaddus, James E. Huger, C. Anderson Davis, John Hope Franklin, Alonzo G . Moron, Ramon Scruggs, Lionel H. Newsom, Stephen J . Wright, Charles V. Willie, L. Howard Bennett. CONTRIBUTING EDITORS — Archibald J. Carey, J . M. Ellison, Felton G. Clark, Miles Graham, Rayford Logan, Belford Lawson W:yman Ward, Rufus Atwood, Charles F. Lane, John Simmons, Robert J . Anthony, Oscar C. Brown, William H. Hale, Frank L. Stanley, J. Rupert Picott, A. Maceo A. Smith. Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte 8, N. C. 37. ALPHA PI—Melvin E. Talbott ( P ) , 522 East Kentucky, Louisville. Ky. 38. A L P H A RHO—Earl P. Mills ( P ) , Morsehouse College, Atlanta^, Ga. 39. A L P H A SIGMA—Ronald Johnson, Wiley College, Marshall, Texas 40. ALPHA TAU—E. Bruce Tate (S), 80 W . Center Street, Akron 8, Ohio. 41. ALPHA U P S I L O N — J . L. Johnson (S), 6114 Scotten St.. Detroit. Mich. 42. A L P H A PHI—William S. Fillmore, Jr., Clark College, Atlanta, Ga. 43. A L P H A CHI—Larkin Teasley, Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. 44. ALPHA PSI—Ulysses Bell ( P ) , Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Mo. 45 BETA ALPHA—Frederick T. Anderson, Morgan State College, Baltimore 12, Md. 46. B E T A BETA—Michael Thompson, 2221 N. 19lh S.reet. Omaha, Nebr. 47. BETA GAMMA—John O. Crawley ( P ) , Va. 48. State College, Petersburg, Va. BETA DELTA—Reid E. Jackson, I I (S), 49. State College, Orangeburg, S. C. BETA EPSILON—Austin D. Lane (CS), A. and T. College, Greensboro, N. C. 50. BETA ZETA—Albert A. Greenlee ( P ) , State Teachers College, Elizabeth City. N. C. 51. BETA ETA—John Holmes (S), 209 E. Walnut St.. Carbondale, 111. 52. BETA THETA—Sylvester Rudder ( P ) , Bluefield State College, Bluefield, W . Va. 53. B E T A IOTA—Lawrence Hauser ( P ) , Teachers College, Winston-Salem, N. C. 54. BETA KAPPA—Eddie D. McGary, Langston University, Langston, Okla. 55. BETA MU—Herbert E. Olivera, Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Ky. Edward Thornton, Fla. 56. B E T A NU—B. A. & M. University, Tallahassee, Fla. B E T A XI—James Hawes, Jr., 347 Walker 57. Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. 58. BETA OMICRON—J. Edward Smith, Jr. (S), P. O. Box 93, Tenn. State University. Nashville, Tenn. 59. B E T A PI—William H. Penn, Lane College, Jackson, Tenn. 60. B E T A RHO—Johnnie E. Burke (S), Shaw University, Raleigh, N. C. 61. B E T A SIGMA—William W. Mackey (S), Southern University, Baton Rouge, La. 62. B E T A TAU—(Inactive), N t w Orleans, La. 63. BETA U P S I L O N — M a t t h e w H Dawson ( P ) , 702 Elmwood Street, Montgumir.-y, Ala. 64. BETA PHI—Bernard E. Rogers (RS), Box 448, Dillard University, New Orleans, La. 65. B E T A CHI—Jerry J. Easter (S), Box 29, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Ark. 66. BETA PSI—(Inactive), Portland, Oregon. McDonald, 67 GAMMA ALPHA — Frankie Texas College, Tyler, Texas. (continued on page 1)


Official

Organ

of

Alpha

Phi

Alpha

Fraternity,

Incorporated NUMBER 2

MAY, 1958

VOLUME XLIII

EDITORIAL

MAY

\Jur ^jruture ^/5 Jsn ^Jhe Ulnaeerarcn rqraduah This question of undergraduate whole business of building a stronger ( Brothers versus graduate Brothers has Brotherhood. been discussed, argued and even de- . The" undergraduate Brother must rebated many times in chapter meetings, alize that he is the future of this noble regional conventions, executive council Fraternity, now in its fifty-second year. meetings and at the general convention. Without strong undergraduate chapNo series of conclusions has ade- ters that are encouraging scholarship, quately answered, to the satisfaction this Fraternity would in a very short of most undergraduates, the complex- time be an all Graduate Fraternity. The graduate Brother more and ities advanced in behalf of their accumore must adjust his present day thinksations. In our opinion the dilemma may ing to the current day situations exnot ever be settled, but this much isting on all college grounds. Time is certain—undergraduate Brothers has changed, the concepts and activiand graduate Brothers must unite more ties that we as undergraduates held closely in the common bonds of Alpha and participated in are outmoded. With understanding and tolerance of Phi Alpha Fraternity. The graduate Brother must be will- today's concepts, graduate Brothers ing to devote more time to the under- can be most helpful. So let us all, Brothers in Alpha Phi graduate, and when this time can be made available, the undergraduate Alpha, make the circle more meanBrother must be willing to accept the ingful and lessen emphasis on either graduate Brothers advice and counsel graduate Brothers or undergraduate with willingness to cooperate in this Brothers.

FEATURES: General Presidents Salutes New General Secretary 1958 General Convention Election Information First Class Citixenship Industry Takes a Look At Private Education The Role of The Undergraduate

Chapter Directory (continued

from front

cover)

68. G\MMA BETA—Roamless Hudson (S), North Carolina College, Durham, N. C 69. GAMMA GAMMA—Charles Hart (S), Box 123, Allen University, Columbia, S. C. 7u. GAMI«A DELTA—James Clemons (S), A. M. * N. College, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71. GAMMA EPSILON—James E. Hill, 25S Mills St-eet, Madison, Wisconsin 72. GAMMA ZETA—Crawford Atwater (S), Ft. Valley State College, Ft. Valley, Ga. 73. GAMMA ETA—Carl S. Works, S. Cottage Grove, R. 100. Bloomington, Ind. 74. GAMMA THETA—John E. Moore (P), 1331 Swisher Avenue, Dayton 8, Ohio. 75. GAMMA IOTA—Avon McDaniel (P), P. O. 63, Hampton Institute, Va. 76. GAMMA KAPPA—Lewis W. White, 2425 N. 26th Avenue, Birmingham 7, Ala. 77. GAMMA MU—Smith Turner, Jr. (S), Livingstone College, Salisbury, N. C. 78. GAMMA NU—Austin G. Wells (CS) Box 274 Nenn. State University, State College, Pa. 79. GAMMA XI—John C. Lewis (S), 846 E. 77th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 80. GAMMA OMICRON — Charlie Williams (VP), Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tenn. 81 GAMMA PI—Edward E. Robinson (CS), Benedict College, Columbia, S. C. 82. GAMMA RHO—Carl E. Smith (CS), Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. (continued to page 39)

MAY, 1958

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DELTA PHI akei f-^ftroaredd JACKSON, MISS. — Delta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. began the 1957-58 school year by sponsoring its annual "Debutante Ball". This spectacular event is one of the highlighting social affairs of each school year. In an effort to bridge the gap between undergraduate chapters in the state Delta Phi spearheaded the organization of the first state wide meeting of Miss, undergraduate chapters. The first meeting was held on the campus of Jackson State College with Delta Phi serving as host. All undergraduate chapters in the state were fully represented at the conference. Many things were accomplished at this and subsequent conferences. The most important were: (1) New ways of meeting financial difficulties; (2) The establishment of a definite time and place of the various conferences to be held in the future; and (3) The solution to the problem of delinquent Sphinxmen. Delta Phi's annual smoker is an event that is looked forward to by most freshmen young men. This year's smoker was more impressive than ever before. Fall probation was a crowning event for Delta Phi. Ten probates crossed the burning sands. This was the largest number to ever cross the burning sands in Delta Phi's history. All ten young men are outstanding students on the college campus. Each year Delta Phi salutes its most outstanding brother. This year's salute goes to Brother Early Nichols. Brother Nichols has been on the honor roll each quarter since entering college in 1954. He is President of Alpha Kappa Mu honorary society, Vice President of the Student Council, and President of The Dunbar Dramatics Club. His major is mathematics. He was voted "student of the month" by the student newspaper. Brother Nichols is looking forward to attending graduate school next year. He hails from Clarksdale, Miss. Officers for the 1957-58 school year are: Brothers Early Nichols; President, Louis Beverly; Vice President and Assistant Dean of Pledgees, Jimmie King; Dean of Pledgees, Charles (Continued on Page 8) PAGE 2

ALPHA ETA GREETS GENERAL PRESIDENT Alpha Phi Alpha National President Myles Paige and Brother Jesse Owens who spoke at the Founders' Banquet for the East St. Louis chapter and Past National President, Frank L. Stanley, Sr. are surrounded by Sphinxmen of Alpha Eta of St. Louis, Mo.

General President Salutes College Issue GREETINGS: It gives me great pleasure to extend to you my sincere fraternal best wishes for a most successful and fruitful Regional Convention. I am looking forward with great anticipation to attending your sessions with you. Please permit me to urge upon you our program for an invigorated Alpha, keeping in mind its most important tenets. First, a program covering undergratuate relations. I consider this most important and urge you to keep constantly before you the original ideals of our Founding Fathers which are to select, encourage, and maintain a high degree of scholarship; and second, building characters for leadership in the school and later adult communities. Permit me to insist that you place scholarship first in your selection and maintenance throughout your academic career even to the sacrifice of numbers. To the graduates let me urge you first to be mindful of your obligations to the undergraduates and thereafter the importance of your reclamation programs to bring back into the fold our many delinquent brothers. One means of doing this is by initiating an invigorating program and, in addition have your chapter secretary send a list of the names of brothers in your vicinity both active and inactive who are entitled to 25-year certificates. For both the graduates and the undergraduates our educational program is important. In the spring you are obligated to carry out the program set forth by our Director of Educational Activities .vhich calls for a National Educational Campaign and a National Citizenship Campaign. I urge each chapter to assume its responsibility in putting over these programs both in the chapters and in the community at large. Let me assure you that the programming and the business aspects of our national fraternity are being carried on in the'best traditions of Alpha and we need only the chapters' cooperation to make Alpha again "First of All, Servants of All, to Transcend All." Sincerely and fraternally yours, MYLES A. PAIGE General President

October Issue Deadline

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Brother Laurence T. Young, Sr., Selected As New General Secretary The Committee on General Secretary, headed by Acting General Secretary, Brother Sidney A. Jones, Jr., with Brothers, Walter H. Williams, Charles Procter, John D. Buckner and Bert Mayberry, members, nominated five brothers to the Executive Council for the position of General Secretary, and the Executive Council selected Brother Laurence T. Young. Brother Young will assume his duties on June 1, 1958. Brother Laurence T. Young, Sr., was born during the turn of the century in West Medford, Massachusetts. Later the family moved to Wilmington, Delaware where he graduated from Howard High School. In 1920 Brother Young w a s awarded a certificate from Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in typewriting and shorthand. Between 1920 and 1922 Brother Young completed the prescribed Commercial Course in the School of Commerce, Wilberforce, Ohio—including Theory and Practice of Accounting, Finance, Stenography and Typewriting, — for which a certificate of proficiency in Accounting was awarded by the South West Publishing Company; also a certificate from Wilberforce University for completion of course in School of Commerce. The new General Secretary received the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Commerce from the University of Ohio, Athens, Ohio, in 1925. During 1926 he served as Secretary to Dr. Emmett J. Scott, SecretaryTreasurer of Howard University, Washington, D. C. Brother Young has been a resident of Chicago since 1927, during this time he graduated from the Chicago Law School with the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. In 1929 Brother Young was appointed by Dr. Herman N. Bundensen then Coroner of Cook County as official Court Reporter. He held this position under succeeding Coroners to the present coroner. Young is now Chief Court Reporter in that office with eight Court Reporters to whom he makes assignments. The new General Secretary succeeds Brother James Huger, now Administrative Assistant to the President of Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida and presently serving MAY, 1958

BROTHER LAURENCE T. YOUNG, SR.

as Southern Vice-president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. In a recent meeting with the Executive Council, Brother Young stated, "I consider it a honor and privilege to be chosen for this all important position. My efforts will be spent in program planning and activities that will involve Reclamation, better service to undergraduate chapters, and all other areas that are to be served by the office of General Secretary." Brother Young was initiated in Phi Chapter at the University of Ohio, February 10, 1923. President of Chapter in 1925; delegate to 16th Convention (Ohio). This Convention featured a Pilgrimage to the grave of Paul Laurence Dunbar, (Brother Young is a nephew of the late Paul Laurence Dunbar). He served as a delegate to the New York Convention, and also served as Convention Secretary 1932, and Secretary of Xi Lambda Chapter, Chicago for seven years. Brother Laurence T. Young, Sr. our new General Secretary married the former Rebecca L. Murphy, niece of Carl Murphy, Editor of the AfroAmerican Newspaper. They have two children both married. The son is a

Brother in Alpha Phi Alpha and employed as Architectural Draftsman, Chicago Plan Commission: the daughter is employed as a Junior Accountant at Carson, Pirie Scott and Company, Chicago. All Alpha Phi Alpha looks forward to the leadership and direction that Brother Young will give the Fraternity. Educational Director Needs Help!!! Local chapters with observances, programs, or other forms of presentation in connection with Educational and Citizenship Program please write the Educational Director and give him a "birds-eye" view of the activity. Brother Lionel H. Newsome, Educational Director, Baton Rouge La.

Notice ! All brothers who have received financial assistance from A Ipha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at any time are hereby requested to contact Brother Lionel H. Newsom Director of Educational Activities, Southern University, Baton Rouge, La.

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From The General Secretary's Desk BROTHER SIDNEY A JONES, JR. CHICAGO, ILL. — The office of are Eta Beta Lambda, Wichita, Kansas the General Secretary is pleased to and consist of twenty-one brothers and report that the condition of the Fra- Eta Gamma Lambda, Opelousas, Louternity throughout the n a t i o n is isiana consists of fifteen brothers. The healthy. Financial membership is undergraduate chapter is Epsilon Epsisubstantially the same as it was a year lon, Oklahoma State University, Stillago. From every source, we have indi- water, Oklahoma and consists of seven cations of great activity on behalf of the new initiates. There are thirteen AlFraternity by all general officers from phas in attendance at OSU. the General President, Brother Myles ELECTION OF GENERAL A. Paige on down the entire roster of PRESIDENT officers. The Election Commission will send With the appointment of Brother out ballots for the Election of General Laurence T. Young as General SecrePresident on September 26, 1958 to tary, beginning June 1, 1958, the opereach financial brother with instructions ation of the national office and the national organization should be even for the returning of the ballots not later than November 26, 1958. Each chapsmoother. We had fine reports from the South- ter is urged to make every effort to get western Regional Convention in Okla- all brothers financial so that each homa City and the Southern Regional brother will receive a ballot. Convention in Mobile, Alabama, both occuring over the Easter weekend. I was happy to participate in the Southern Regional and spoke at the luncheon and the Public Meeting. I am sure that a full report of these regional conventions will appear elsewhere in this issue. We regret that a few brothers did not get the February issue of the Sphinx due to incorrect addresses submitted to this office by the chapters. We are striving hard to see that the address of every single brother is correct so that he will get the Sphinx as well as the ballot when it is sent out.

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC POLICY A very exhaustive report dealing with all facets of the Fraternity's program has been made by the Committee on Public Policy, headed by Belford V. Lawson, Jr. Each chapter is urged to have the report read and discussed in chapter meetings and send your suggestions and comments to this office. REMEMBER GENERAL CONVENTION, 1958 General Convention to be held December 26 to 30, 1958, Sheraton Hotel, Philadelphia, Brother Kermit Hall, General Charman. Brother Hall promises one of the finest conventions in our history.

TWENTY-FIVE YEAR CERTIFICATES The chapters are using the twentyfive year certificates to great advantage in encouraging brothers who have been in the Fraternity for twenty-five years or more. When a chapter requests these certificates, this office should be furnished the names of the brothers who are to receive them so that we can check our records and make sure that the brother was initiated more than twenty-five years ago, and we will inscribe the names and affix the Fraternity seal and mail to chapters. NEW u

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'58 General Convention Plans Another First! "In High Gear' Brother John Bussey PHILADELPHIA, PA. — "It's going to be great in '58". Alpha men throughout the Delaware Valley are saying this as plans move on for the great 44th annual convention to be here in December. The general convention committee has been working since January in the many areas of interest and already great progress has been made. The luxurious new Sheraton Hotel will be headquarters of the convention. All the hotel's public rooms have been reserved for Alpha and 500 rooms have been set aside for the visiting brothers. Other Philadelphia hotels which vied for Alpha patronage have pledged similar facilities if required. The Convention Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce have also given tremendous support to the coming conclave. Clear-thinking direction by the general convention committee chairman, Brother Kermit J. Hall, has been a big factor in the work done so far. Of the convention planning Brother Hall says: "The General Convention has not met in Philadelphia for a quarter of a century. All Delaware Valley Alpha men extend a hearty welcome to their brothers. We are going to see to it that nothing is spared in giving you one of the most outstanding conventions in the history of Alphadom." Host chapters are Rho, Psi and Zeta Omicron Lambda. The presidents are: Brothers R. Allen Durrant, Leroy Colquitt and Robert Moose who are marshalling the forces of the Brothers towards seeing that the welcome to visiting Brothers is unsurpassed. The Ladies of Alpha and the Alphabettes similarly are planning interesting activities during the course of the convention. Brother Myles A. Paige is honorary chairman of the planning committee and Brother Charles A. Broaddus, Eastern vice-president, ex officio member. Brother Durrant is assistant convention chairman; and Brother Walter I. Gordon, committee secretary. Committee chairman are listed below. Their addresses are included should a Brother wish to correspond concerning some matter of their special interest. FINANCE—Dr. Percy I. Bowser, MAY, 1958

5348 Race st.; Registration: William H. Brown, 111, 6148 Ludlow St.; HOUSING—Norris Durham, 1421 N. 58th st.; RECLAMATION—George Barbour, 2733 W. Columbia Ave.; PUBLIC RELATIONS—Ed R. Harris, 5428 Chestnut St.; SOUVENIR PROGRAM—Charles Clark, Jr., 221 S. 58th St.; AUXILIARIES—Russell Brown, 5930 Christian St.; UNDERGRADUATE RELATIONS — Paul Vance, 1608 Manton St.; PAN-HELLENIC—William E. Griffin, 5161 Parrish St.; ENTERTAINMENT— Dr. Turner Johnson, 1220 N. Broad St.; PRINTING—Wilbert A. Purdy, 5926 Vine St.; BANQUET-DANCE —Robert E. Moose, 2926 W. Oxford St.; PUBLIC PROGRAM—Dr. O. Wilson Winters, 6666 Lincoln Dr.; TRANSPORTATION — C. Howard Rodgers, 107 N. 52nd St.; and HOSPITALITY—Dr. Harold Taylor, 502 W. Springer St. Matters effecting the convention committee may be sent to Brother Hall at 5000 Woodland Ave.- Site of one of Philadelphia's few modern hospitals—Mercy-Douglass, which already demonstrates the sincere Philadelphia spirit by having made meeting rooms available for committee meetings.

San Francisco Judge Harold R. Jones, Western Vice-President 2831 Ellsworth Street, Berkeley, California Any. John W. Bussey "Man of the Hour"

Gamma Chi Lambda Chapter A.O.A. Inc., Dear Brother Bussey: Just how one goes about composing a letter of congratulations to honor a Brother who receives an appointment he so justly deserves, is one of my larger dilemmas of the year. Now that you have cracked the "sonic barrier" of the law profession and have attained the highest of individual dream objectives, we each feel and share with pride the knowledge that the reward is more than ever before available for those who will but prepare themselves and work dilligently and tenaciously. Your achievement gives renewed hope, guidance and inspiration to our youth. It is our greatest hope, that with your new honor, will come sometime for stewardship and the guidance of our youth, so that in time, others may come on and follow in your footsteps. We look upon your achievement as the opening wedge, your sagacity as the means and your faith in your fellowmen the inner-glow that attracted the job to you. Brother Bussey, I believe that all Alphadom shares with you this moment of triumph. Fraternally yours, HAROLD R. JONES Western V.P.

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The Sphinx Magazine submits full biographical informantion concerning the candidates nominated for the office of General President, at the 43rd General Convention held during August, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. Members of the Sphinx staff have succeeded in putting together items of importance regarding each candidate with the hope that the Brotherhood will vote early for the candidate of their choice. The ballots are to be mailed to each financial Brother from the General Secretary's office on September 26, 1958 with instructions for the returning of the ballots not later than November 26, 1958. It is your obligation to exercise your right in helping to elect the next General President of Alpha Phi Alpha.

BROTHER WILLIAM HALE Birth Place Krebs, Oklahoma and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Education Elementary and high school training, McAlester, Oklahoma; B. S. degree, Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma; M.A. degree, The University of Wisconsin; Ph.D. degree. The University of Chicago. Family Married to the former Larzette Golden, Ph.D., C.P.A. Two daughters. Profession Special Assistant to the late Brother Charles S. Johnson, Fisk University, Department of Social Sciences; Acting Registrar, Langston University, Registrar, DeanRegistrar and Administrative Dean, BethuneCookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida; visiting professor of Social Science, State Teachers College, Montgomery, Alabama, Hampton Institute, and Atlanta University. Since 1948, Professor of Sociology and Chairman of the Department of Social Science, Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia. (a) Extra Curricular Activities at Clark College: Chairman of the Committee on Fraternities and Sororities, Member of the Academic Council, Organizer and Chairman of the Campus United Negro College Fund Campaign. (b) Professional Organizations Member of Association for Higher Education; American Sociological Society; and American Teachers Association.

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(c) Scholarly Production The Negro Lawyer; "The Negro and His Clients"; Pamphlet, They Also Serve (Story of 5 Atlanta Businesses), and numerous Book Reviews. Fraternity Activities Initiated into Beta Kappa Chapter in 1937 and has remained financial for the full 21 years. Pioneered in the setting up of a Chapter at the University of Wisconsin. He was instrumental in reactivating Beta Delta Lambda Chapter, Daytona Beach, Florida, serving as its President from 1944 to 1956. He is now serving his fifth term as President of Eta Lambda Chapter of Atlanta, Georgia, during which time the Alpha-Bettes (Woman's auxiliary) Organization was formed, citizenship schools were reactivated, the Chapter began purchase of a life membership in the NAACP, plans for a fraternity house were developed. He is serving also as treasurer of the Atlanta Pan Hellenic Council. From 1954 to 1957, he served as National Director of the Office of Educational Activities. Community Activities Former member of Board of Directors of the Atlanta Branch NAACP and Branch Director of Youth Activities; member Board of Directors of the Atlanta Association for Mental Health; Member Board of Stewards of Warren Memorial Methodist Church; Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Interracial Work Camp. Honors Cited by Ebony magazine in the article "Oxford of the South" as one of the outstanding leaders in the field of higher edu-

cation; member of Alpha Kappa Delta, Honorary Sociological Fraternity; named by Beta Psi Chapter of Omego Psi Phi Fraternity as "Man of the Year" for 1953. Winner of the nationally televised program "The Big Payoff," grand prize, a trip to Europe and a mink coat, August 12, 1955.

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BROTHER MYLES A. PAIGE Introduction Justice of the Court of Special Sessions of the City of New York. Birth Place Born in Montgomery, Alabama, and now lives in Brooklyn, N. Y. Education Elementary and secondary schooling in Montgomery, Ala.; Graduate of Alabama State Teachers College; Attended Fisk University; Howard University, Bachelor of Arts; Columbia University, Bachelor of Laws; Howard University, Doctor of Laws; Wilberforce University, Doctor of Humanities; Member of Board of Trustees, Howard University since 1941. Military Activities Veteran World War I. Commanded the Third Separate Battalion, New York Guard in World War II, also organized the 715th Battalion AAA, 176th Military Police Battalion, 3634th Automotive Maintenance Company. Now on reserve as a full Colonel. Past President of Fifth Division Officers Association; Past Commander Colonel Chas. Young Post, American Legion; Officers Association of 15th Regiment and 369th Regiment; Member of the Reveille Club.

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Formerly Assistant Attorney Oenerai 01 New York State. Appointed as the first Negro City Magistrate in the City of New York in 1936. Promoted to Associate Justice of the Court of Special Sessions of the City of New York in 1940, reappointed in 1950 to 1960. Member of New York County, Federal, and Brooklyn Bar Associations. He is the Senior Negro Judge in the United States in point of years of service. Fraternity Work Brother Myles Paige was born into Alpha Phi Alpha as the nephew of Mrs. Anna E. Singleton, who has been officially designated as the Mother of Alpha Phi Alpha. Our fraternity was founded in her home at Cornell, in Ithaca, New York. Mrs. Singleton now lives in Buffalo, New York, where our Semi-Centennial Convention was held in 1956. Brother Paige has served as secretary of Eta Chapter, Charter President of Alpha Gamma Lambda and now is a member of Gamma Iota Lambda. He was elected as one of the first lay members of the Executive Council of Alpha and served through several administrations and on many committees. He has just returned from Bermuda, where he made several addresses on Alpha Education Program—Education for Citizenship. Brother Paige was named as the Typical Alpha man by the Sphinx. He is the Chairman of the National Convention Committee and served as a member of the Semi-Centennial Committee. BROTHER W. H. WILLIAMS Birthplace—Arkansas Education Elementary, Public Schools of Arkansas. High School, Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock, Arkansas. College, B. S. Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia. Graduate, M. S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Post Graduate, Columbia University, New York City, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Profession Instructor, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi. Lincoln University, Jefferson, City, Missouri. Business Founder and Business Manager, Capitol City Brokerage Company, Jackson, Missis-

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Coach and Assistant Football Coach, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri. Presently, Commissioner South Central Athletic Conference. Marital Status Married. Children—two sons, both are Brothers in Alpha Phi Alpha. One daughter.

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On March 8, 1958, Gamma Zeta Chapter inaugurated its annual "College Talent Night" with a concert by the famous Morehouse College Quartet, under the capable direction of Brother Wendell P. Whalum of the Department of Music, Morehouse College. For its annual vesper hour on March 31, the chapter presented as its principal speaker Brother William H. Hale, (Continued on Page 8)

CHAPTER MEMBERS OF THE MOST RECENT GRADUATE CHAPTER A group of staunch Alpha men who have banded together in Dover, Delaware recently and chartered Zeta Rho Lambda Chapter of the Fraternity. Seated from left to right are: Brothers, William E. Johnston, Jr., President; Frederick Franklin, Vice-President; Courtsey P. Houston, Jr., Secretary; Willis Powell, Sergeant-at-arms; Ulysses S. Washington, Jr., Editor-to-the-Sphinx; H. Gordon Pinkett. Chairman of the Budget. Standing, left to right are: Brothers James Poole, Jesse Williamson, Lt. Reuben Salters, Theophilus Parker, Lt. Loran Hubbard, Ophie Dunning, E. Anthony Gaines.

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This Is Beta Sigma By Brother Franklin Milner BATON ROUGE, LA.—There is occasion our guest speaker was Brother no doubt within the minds of the Dr. Blyden Jackson, head of the EngBrothers of Beta Sigma that they are lish Department of S. U. Also in atprobably enjoying one of the best tendance were some 70 members of years in the chapter's history. Located Beta Iota Lambda, which is comprised at Southern University since 1936, of Southern University faculty memBeta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi bers and professionals of the city of Alpha Fraternity, Inc., has long been a Baton Rouge. Nothing was ever more stalwart figure in the Southern Univer- inspiring than the true smoker atmosphere that prevailed throughout the ocsity spotlight. September saw the return of thirty- casion. The affair was concluded with six Brothers, all obsessed with an ea- a party in cooperation with Alpha Kapger desire to start the ball rolling for pa Alpha Sorority and their rushees in Beta Sigma. There were no problems the University gymnasium. as to exactly what the chapter's course During the month of November, of action for the year would be, be- thirteen Sphinxmen crossed the burning cause in Beta Sigma, the yearly calen- sands and saw the light of dear ole A dar of events is always prepared at the Phi A. Beta Sigma, during this probaend of each school year, revised, out- tion season, was the talk of the camlined, and sent to each brother during pus, presenting to the public one of its the summer months. (We find this most unique and colorful probations. technique profitable in developing es- Everything from a replica of the "Sante prit de corps.) Fe Chief" engine to a suite of eleven Upon returning to school and meet- 1958 Continentals and Lincoln convering all financial obligations of the chap- tibles highlighted our open-probation ter, the Brothers, in cooperation with theme, "The Ivy Look, USA." We were Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, enjoyed especially complimented by the admina "Coketail and Jazz Session" at the istration and faculty for the well planchapter's annual "Back to School Par- ned and dignified manner in which our ty." This was climaxed with the first pledges were presented to the public. of our monthly serenades in the Uni- The initiation ceremony was concluded versity's "Quadrangle." with the annual initiation banquet The month of October saw the an- which was held at one of the nightclubs nual smoker given for the sophomore in the city. Guest speaker for the occamen of the University. Some 124 well (Continued on Page 34) selected young men attended. At this PAGE

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(Continued from page 2) Hicks; Secretary, Wilmur Foxworth; Business Manager, Preston Graves; Treasurer, Henry Johnson; Editor to the Sphinx, Kenneth Jackson; Representative to the Pan Hellenic Council, William Franklin; Chaplain. Delta Phi is fourteen members strong with a pledge club of seven. The men of Delta Phi put their stress on quality rather than quantity. Delta Phi wishes to thank Brother Simmons of Beta Chi for having submitted to the Sphinx magazine the article concerning their problems and the methods, that they are using to excell. It has been very very beneficial to the members of Delta Phi.

e Gamma Z e t a Chapter (Continued from page 7) Chairman of the Department of Social Science, Clark College. The Brothers of Gamma Zeta Chapter are now making plans for the annual banquet given in honor of those Brothers who will graduate at the June convocation. Plans are also underway for observance of "Go to High School and Go to College Week" in connection with the national observance of emphasis on education. Gamma Zeta Chapter is proud of its program of activities and of the success which it has met in putting the ideas of Brothers to work. However, we realize there is much to be done and in true Alpha spirit we shall not take a backward step.

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COLLEGE PRESIDENT GREETS ALPHA RHO CHAPTER Dr. Benjamin Mays, President of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, finds time to council with students of all the Greek Letter organizations holding fraternal membership on the Morehouse campus. The distinguished Dr. Mays is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Southern Regional Convention Scores Success . . . by Leroy Anderson MOBILE, ALA. — The Brothers in Beta Omicron Lambda Chapter went all the way in planning the Southern Regional Convention. The Convention Headquarters was in the beautiful Booker T. Washington Junior High School. The Fraternity had a non-partisan theme as indicated by the title: "The Role of Alpha Phi Alpha in the Development of Young Christian Lives." The stage was first set by Brother William Dutch, President of Beta Omicron Lambda Chapter, the host chapter, as he welcomed the delegates to the historic city of Mobile. The keynote address was delivered by Brother Walter H. (Duke) Williams of Jackson, MAY, 1958

izenship. We must show faith in our God and our Fraternity. In the afternon session, Brother James Huger, Southern Vice President of the Fraternity and Administrative Assistant to the President of Bethune-Cookman College, presented the speaker, Alderman Sidney A. Jones of Chicago, the Acting General Secre"Alpha's role is to reach all youth tary of Alpha Phi Alpha. Brother in this quest, and acquaint them with Jones emphasized the continued supthe necessity of an education." Brother port the Fraternity has given in securWilliams stated that Alpha's answer ing equal educational opportunities. to this question is, "Manly deeds, He pointed out various cases won leScholarship and Love for all Man- gally by attorneys who are members kind". He challenged the delegation of our Fraternity. Much praise was to work, save, vote and pray, as these given to Brothers Belford V. Lawson, are the tools to be used if we are to Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther (Continued on Page 15) throw off the veil of second class cit-

Mississippi. The tone of the Convention was uniquely set as Brother Williams spoke from the topic: "For What Came I Into the World?" There were many interesting answers and references to this subject. "We are now living in a technical age and preparation is essential if we are to secure first class citizenship," said the speaker.

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"UNDER GRADUATES" IN DENVER COLORADO The Alpha lota Chapter closed a great year with another successful dinner-dance which was held on December 31, 1957. Members of Alpha lota, their wives and sweethearts ushered in the new year with much merriment and sincere good will. Brothers belonging to the Chapter are reft to right: Kaytos Smith, Clifford Gordon, Glen Harris, Gerome Page, Ottawa Harris, Ben Miller. Donald Wilson, and Robert William.

LES! = JACKSON, TENN. — The school year 1957-58, found Beta Pi staffed with an energetic loyal core of officers: Brothers Arthur Bowles, President, Arthur David Vice President, Bernard Clay, Recording Secretary, William Penn, Corresponding Secretary, Jimmie Shumpert, Financial Secretary, Robert Owens, Treasurer, William Streets, Dean of Pledgees. When the school year 1957-58 opened, the Sphinx Club of this great chapter was 30 strong. Of this number, eleven "crossed the burning sands" during the Fall initiation, thereby increasing our strength of brothers to 29 strong. Beta Upsilon Lambda and Beta Pi Chapters sponsored the most outstanding program of the year which was the celebration of the 51st Founders Day on Dec. 8, 1957, at 4:30 p.m. in the College Chapel. At this time, Brother Attorney Arthur D. Shores was the principle speaker. A large and enthusiastic audience greeted him and was deeply moved by his very challenging message. A tea was held in the College Dining Hall, where the public was privileged to meet Brother Shores and his charming wife, Mrs. Theodora Shores, who accompanied him to Jackson. The Alpha's wives Auxiliary served as hostesses on this occasion. Beta Pi is well represented in campus organizations and activities. Brother Dan White, President of the Student Council, Brother William Perm, Vice PAGE 10

President, Brother Henry Bowles, Business Manager, Brother Arthur Bowles, President of the Young Men's Senate, and Brother Bernard Clay, Secretary. Brother Jimmie Hubbard, President, and Brother Clay Secretary of the Sophomore Class. Brother William Walker, Editor-in-Chief for the College Annual, "The Lanite", and Brother Arthur Bowles, Associate Editor. Brother Arthur David, President of the Pan-Hellenic Council, Brother Robert Owens, Student College Organist and Director of the College Choir. The Sweetheart of Beta Pi, Miss Barbara Brooks, who is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, was elected as "Miss Lane College" for the school year, 57-58. Among the outstanding football players of the year, are the following: Brothers Melvin Brooks, (H.B.) and leading ground gainer, Henry Bowles, (H.B.) and Leroy Alderson, (F.B.), Ralph Mercer, (H.B.), Robert Farmer, (L.E.), and leading pass receiver and co-captain. The intramural program of which Brother Robert Farmer, a Physical Education Major, is the Director, proved to be the most interesting from the standpoint of group participation held at the college for sometime. Our own Beta Pi won the 1st place trophy. The most colorful social event held on the campus was the Black and Gold Scholarship Marathon Ball, sponsored by Beta Upsilon Lambda and Beta Pi Chapters.

When it comes to representing the college in conferences and conventions, Beta Pi has made significance contributions: Brother Arthur David traveled to Washington, D. C. and New York representing the Tennessee Methodist Student Movement in the United National Citizenship Seminar. He was the only representative from the state of Tennessee. Brother William Penn who is the National Chairman of Public Relations of the United Negro College Fund, Pre-Alumni Council, was a delegate to the 12th annual National Council of the United Negro College Fund Conference held at the Hotel Sheridan, Chicago, in the early part of February, 1958. Brother Bernard Clay recently represented the college in a meeting on Leadership in Intergration at Mounteagle, Tennessee. In all the activities we have had encouraging support from the graduate chapter, with Brother U. S. McKinnon as President, and Brother J. T. Beck, and Brother P. R. Shy, Faculty advisors. Educational Director Needs More Help!!! // you or any Brother you know have received any financial assistance from Alpha Phi Alpha's scholarship fund. Please send your name and address or the recipient name and address to Brother Lionel H. Newsome. Brother Lionel H. Newsome, Educational Director, Baton Rouge, La.

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ALPHA ZETA . . . Chapter %u>A INSTITUTE WEST, VA.—As the close of another successful school year nears, Alpha Zeta Chapter looks proudly at its acheivements. For the third successive year the chapter won the Homecoming Float Award for the best float in the Homecoming parade. Sharing the honors were our queen, lovely Miss Francetta Gore, and her attendants, Misses Charlotte Meade and Lenora Thompson. Founder's Day was very successfully observed. Our main speaker was Brother Joseph Hall, President of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati. Each year on Founder's day the chapter awards the James Whitfield Reed award to the faculty member who has done the most, during the past year, to improve Faculity-Student relationship. This year the award went to Mr. James Wilson of the Physical Education Department. Following the program a private reception was given for our speaker at the home of Brother William J. L. Wallace, President of the College. Reminded of our motto Alpha Zeta became a community servant in December. As our Christmas project the brothers chose a family in need and provided a very happy Christmas for them. The idea was supported by the Administration. With their help the family had everything needed for Christmas. In January the Chapter was again "first of all", in winning the first place prize in a campus wide contest sponsored by Marlboro cigarettes. To close the semester Alpha Zeta joined with our sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in giving a graduation party for our mid-term graduates, Brother Joseph Burgess, Carl Primas and Ambros Roberts. Our second semester activities were opened with our Annual Freshman Smoker. Our speaker was Brother Harold Brooks, Student Council President. On April 9 the Sphinx Club sponsored its tenth Annual Song Festival. The winner was Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The crowing point of our year will be the Midwestern Convention, held April 25-26 on our campus. This MAY, 1958

year Alpha Zeta Chapter is co-host to the convention. We consider this a great honor. Great plans have been made and we are looking forward to a most successful convention. We plan to close this school year with our Annual Mother's Day Program. The Alpha Mother of the Year will be chosen and honored at the program. Last year the Alpha Mother was Mrs. William J. L. Wallace, wife of the College President. Our last project on the social calendar will be the Alpha—A.K.A. Prom. Plans are almost completed for this Spring Prom. We hope it will be the best one yet. A well known band will be playing. In sports Alpha Zeta ranked with the best. In the Intramural Basketball League we won all the games that we played, only to lose the championship game by a narrow score. We have entered the Softball League with great hopes. In Campus government and student organizations the members of Alpha Zeta also excell.

Brother Harold Brooks, selected for Who's Who for 1957-58, is Student Council President. . .Brother Samuel Bacote is the top tennis player on the team. He is also a member of the College Band. Brother Edward Chester, is the Student Play Director of the West Virginia State College Players. His next production will be a one act play, "Riders to the Sea". Brother John H. Ford is the Student Representive on the College Guidance Committee, Vice President of the Sophomore Class, member of the Social Committee, member of the Pershing Rifles and a member of a dance band. He also plays shortstop on the baseball team. Brother E. Harden Graves is a well known figure on the campus. He is Vice President of the Wesley Club, treasurer of the English Club, a member of the College Committee on Fraternities and Sororities, writer of "The Roving Greek" column in the (Continued on Page 18)

BROTHER TYUS RECEIVES DESERVED AWARD Brother Randall L. Tyus, (left) the former Alumni Field Representative of the United Negro College Fund, receives a plaque for his fourteen years of service to UNCF. Brother Tyus is now enrolled in Public Relations at Boston University where he has completed requirements for the Master's Degree in that field. He is a nationally known figure and a graduate of Fisk University. The plaque is being presented to him by Brother Walter Washington, (right) the newly elected president of the National United Negro Collge Fund Alumni. Brother Washington has been connected with the UNCF for ten years and he has held many offices in the orgasization. Brother Washington is a young, up and coming national leader and was recently elected president of Utica Junior College, a State supported institution located at Utica, Mississippi.

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"MORE ALPHA FIRST" In an effort to remain "first of all", Beta Omicron chapter is proud to have filled a majority of the top positions on the campus of Tennessee State University. Pictured above are (I to r) Aaron A. Powell, pres., American Society of Agronomy; Hoke S. Glover, pres., senior class, chairman of the Men's Senate; Rubin Perry, pres.: Publication Board, Student Council; James C. Jackson, pres., and originator, Texan's club; standing, Harold West, distinguished as "Mr. Esquire", editor, "The Meter"; Inman Otey, chairman, Quiet Hour, pres., Clerieus; Cupid Poe, pres., sophomore class; Phil Petrie, pres.: Beta Omicron chapter, junior class; C. Harold Jackson, pr«-. Memphis Club; J. Edward Smith, Jr., "Dreambeau"—AKA Sorority; Benjamin Butler, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. Also pictured is our sweetheart, Miss Sondra J. Morris, not only is she lovely and charming but adequately co-chairs the Women's Senate, and is editor of the yearbook.Not shown are: James Trent, pres., F. B. L. A.; Alcide King, pres., National Technical Society; Wendell Collins, pres.: Social Science club, Town Hall; William Pryor, pres.: Player's Guild, Theta Alpha Phi; Harold Winfrey, drum major; Thomas Torian, capt., track team. Selected to represent their state are Curtis Henry, "Mr. Penn.", Donald McGriff, "Mr. Florida", also Inman E. Otey, "Mr. Middle Tenn."

First ClaSS Citizenship — It's Responsibilities and Obligations l by Brother Harold W. West "^X President, Meharry Medical College MOBILE, ALA. — I have been asked to speak on this subject from the point of view of the professional college. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the program of the Southern Regional Convention. Out of the many serious and harassing problems which beset Medical Education today, I should like, in view of the limited time at my disposal, to concentrate on just one. This is the problem of qualification of candidates for admission and it is a problem of considerable magnitude for us all. On its solution much of the future health and welfare of our people will depend. It involves the standards which the medical college must uphold if it is to PAGE 12

continue to be accredited, on one hand, and questions about the whole preparatory training of candidates from the grade school level through high school and college on the other. I certainly agree that we need to continue to place all possible emphasis on our Go to High School—Go to College Program. But I would like to urge that we go farther than this and begin to put more emphasis on excellence in scholastic attainment. More and more we must become aware that it is not enough simply to go to High School or to go to College, and there to fulfill the minimum requirements. Competition for goals in one's life work after college depend not only on

J0. what kind of training a graduate has obtained but in many important situations—it depends on how well it was done. A survey just completed by the Sociology Department of the University of Chicago entitled: "Negroes in Medicine" points out that the "chances of Negroes to be admitted to predominantly white medical schools are affected by a number of factors. One of them is discriminating admission policies on the part of the medical schools." They found, however, that at the present time discrimination does not seriously limit the number of Negroes admitted to predominantly white medical schools. For example: in 1948, 26 THE SPHINX


Southern Medical Schools were reported as "Schools which do not admit Negroes." According to their survey of Negroes in Medical Schools it was found that 10 of these 26 Southern Medical Schools had Negro students enrolled during 1955-56. Furthermore they found that leaders in the field of medical education have indicated that it would be possible to place immediately at least 200 more Negroes in predominantly white medical schools if qualified applicants could be found. While it is not implied or suggested that Negroes are or should be taken care of exclusively by Negro physicians, it can be stated that, generally speaking, the quality of the health care provided to the Negro population is directly related to the number and

of four objective tests: two tests of general ability, (verbal and quantitative); a test in Understanding Modern Society; and an Achievement Test in Science. The Verbal and Quantitative Ability Tests are general scholastic aptitude tests, designed to measure abilities which are related to success in postgraduate professional studies. Scores on these tests permit an estimate to be made of the candidate's relative chances of succeeding at this level of study. The only requirements are ordinary reading and arithmetic abilities, but the tests emphasize the use of these fundamental academic skills in handling new problems and relationships. A high score indicates that a candidate should be able to perform

obtained in one recent year by three groups of Negro applicants to medical schools, namely: applicants from a group of selected Negro colleges, applicants to Howard and applicants to Meharry. The scores obtained by these applicants was considerably below the mean score of 500 for all applicants to United States medical schools: Howard University School of Medicine 405 Meharry Medical Colleges . . . . 399 Selected Negro Colleges 384 An official at Howard University observed this same pattern in 1948. He wrote "The professional aptitude test ratings of applicants for our two (Continued on Page 14) '

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the national average. The test is scaled in such a way that the mean score for all applicants tested in a given year is 500. I want to give you the scores

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Negro Medical Schools have regularly averaged below the national means. This infers an inadequate preparation, carrying both through college, secondary and primary levels." The preparation of Negro candidates to dental schools presents a similar picture. The Dental Aptitude Test or the D A T, as it is called, is reported in two parts,—one is the result on the Academic Tests and the other is the score made on tests designed to measure manual dexterity so important for the dentist. In 1955 the Council on Dental Edu-

cation of the American Dental Association gave a five-year summary of the average aptitude test scores for each of the last five freshman classes of the 42 individual dental schools in this country. Fortunately, the schools were coded on this report and the individual schools are furnished with only their particular code number. Meharry freshman dental students for the five-year period ranked No. 42 among the 42 schools! They had presented the lowest D A T scores and the lowest pre-dental grades of any of the dental schools in the United States. The Dean of the Dental School, Dr. W. H. Allen, offers four reasons for the poor showing of our accepted students: The first is the poor academic

background of our students. The second is that the majority of the candidates for admission present only the minimum requirements. Third, many of our better selectees do not enroll at Meharry but enter other schools. And finally, he feels that many potential applicants who are better qualified select other fields since opportunities have been opening rapidly in industry and elsewhere to majors in physical and biological sciences. Whatever the reason, one fact appears to be obvious and that is that N e g r o applicants to professional schools are poorly prepared in contrast to all other applicants. And it seems to me that if we are to achieve (Continued on Next Page)

They are: Left to right, Brother Charleston Ray White, Dallas, Texas; Fredericlc Spears, Montgomery, Alabama; James Brown, Jamaica, B.W.I.; Willon Taylor, Miami Florida; Talmadge

Foster Wetumplca, Alabama; Dr. Foster, Joe Carl Thomas, President of the Chapter, Springfield, Tennessee;

Ernest McGlothan, Birmingham, Alabama. There are 38 members in the chapter.

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full citizenship—somewhere along the line our pre-medical and predentalstudents are going to have to become better prepared. I am not naive enough to feel that I know all the answers. Certainly, here is a problem we are all obligated to do something about. Our elementary and secondary schools need to be improved. Our colleges have seen considerable improvement, but it is not by any means, enough. Our teachers cannot actually force a student to study properly, they cannot compel him to acquire the habit of excellence. They can, however, inculcate in our students who have any aptitude at all the ideal of excellence and an understanding of what the habits they acquire will mean to them in the future. Our teachers also can strip from the eyes of our pre-professional students the veil of any lingering illusion that they can loaf or go slipshod through this early stage and still qualify for a medical education later. The burden of an immense responsibility in this area is ours. Only with the understanding and effort of everyone who is concerned can we increase the numbers of qualified applicants; then that open competition for which many now somewhat prematurely cry will be an accomplished fact, and in such competition our students will assuredly acquit themselves—as many do now— as well and as nobly as the best anywhere,—for full citizenship demands it.

# Southern Regional (Continued From Page 9) King for the non-violent approach in seeking request for the Negroes place in our democratic American Society. The public session was held in the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The Fraternity received a royal welcome from Mayor Joseph N. Langan. The Mayor expressed his appreciation to the Fraternity for selecting Mobile as the 1958 Convention sight and pledged the support of the city government in seeing that all privileges and courtesies were extended the visiting delegates. Two very interesting panel discussions were held on Saturday in the auditorium of the Booker T. Washington Junior High School. The first being: "The Role of the Colleges in Implementing the Responsibilities and Obligations of First Class Citizenship." The Moderator for the panel was Brother James A. Colston, President MAY, 1958

"EXTENDING THE SPIRIT OF ALPHA" Left to right seated: (Mr. A Phi) Brothers Clayton E. Lee, Jr., Little Brother James Tobiason, Brother Leon Simmoss. Standing: Brother Walter W . Morrison (Senator).

of Knoxville College. Members of the panel were: Brother George W. Gore, President of Florida A. & M. University, Wiley Bolden, Professor of Education at Clark College, Harold West, President of Meharry Medical College and W. E. Anderson, Professor of Psychology at Alabama State College. The other panel, moderated by Brother R. D. Crockett, Professor of Education and Philosophy at Alabama State College, discussed the topic: "The Role of Undergraduates in Implementing the Responsibilities and Obligations of First Class Citizenship." The participants were: Brother Charles McCarroll of Talladega, Wilmer Foxworth of Jackson State College, Clarence Hampton of Morehouse College, Samuel A. Hay of BethuneCookman College and Samuel Rouse of South Carolina State College. Both panels presented many interesting ideas and challenges emphasizing that these are very trying times in our lives. "We cannot let our youth falter, the time has come now to stand up and be counted. Not only must we compete, we must excell," stated one of the panel members. The Convention was well attended by distinguished Brothers from the Mid-Western, Eastern and Southern Regions. Many social events were planned

for the Fraternity by other Greek letter organizations in the city of Mobile. The Delta Sigma Theta sorority sponsored a Date Line and Social Hour at the Dragon Club, a reception at the Elks Home by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, a breakfast by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, a luncheon by the Iota Phi Lambda sorority, Coffee Hours by both the Phi Delta Kappa and the Zeta Phi Beta Fraternities, and a cocktail party by the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. The Convention closed with a formal dance at the Fort Whiting Armory with music by Dave Bartholomew's Orchestra. The Brothers returned home after having attended a very successful Convention, the largest in the history of the Southern Region. The Fraternity is ever grateful to the city of Mobile for making the convention a success.

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Industry Takes A Look At Private Education . . . • By Ralph M. Besse, • Executive Vice President ' ! The Cleveland Electric Illuminating J Company Editors Note Ralph M. Besse Executive Vice President of the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company delivered this address at the 1958 Cleveland KickOff of the United Negro College Fund Campaign, held at the Statler Hilton Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio, April 8, 1958. The address was received with high commendation and because of its fourth-right spirit on a issue of prime importance today—prompts us to publish the address in its entirety.

We can put the subject of higher education for the Negro in focus with a few fundamental statistics. Nationwide, 10% of our people are colored but only 2Vi % of our college enrollment is colored. In Cuyahoga county 15% of our population are Negroes, but account for less than 2x/i% of our local college enrollment. These figures alone state the problem. It is not a problem merely of the colored race. It is a problem of our whole people, and unless it is solved it may adversely affect the whole course of our future. No society's level of achievement ever endures—it either gets better or it gets worse. It never remains static. In this blessed land we have had the unique experience of 300 years of almost continuous improvement. With the Negro race laboring under as many disadvantages as they do, we ought occasionally to stop and inquire into the combination of conditions which account for our fabulous development without at the same time making it available to all races equally. It is true that as a nation we have been blessed with many natural endowments. But I pass this over as a basic explanation of our achievements because many other nations favored by nature have been much less successful. I believe that the status of this country is explained more by its mores, philosophies, and attitudes than by any other circumstances or conditions. These fundamental forces are known to all of you, but let me just summarize them. The first great contributor to our PAGE 16

success was a universal religious orientation accompanied by an ethical code which has molded the outlook and attitude of all American activity. The second foundation stone was our belief that we should educate all of our people according to their ability to absorb education. The third great concept is the manyfaceted one of individualism. In our churches we know it as freedom of religion. In our government we know it as equality in politics. In our economics we express it in a three-fold way: opportunity must be equal, activity must be competitive, and rewards must be made according to an individual's contribution. No single word covers all of these things, but I am sure they are what Mayor Celebrezze had in mind a few minutes ago when he spoke of the importance of freedom.

Libraries have been written on every aspect of these basic principles of the American tradition. Today I would like to make a few observations that are limited in their application to the topic you have assigned me. The topic is this: Industry Takes a Look at Private Education. With every college that shares in the United Negro College Fund being a private school, this is a very appropriate topic. So, let us examine specially the concept of private, as distinguished from public, control of higher education. There is a trend today in many of our group and organizational activities to submit more and more to central government control. We do this in spite of the fact that the results of such control have not been good. To start with, they result in higher cost. When a dol(Continued on Next Page)

ALPHA ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER GREETS NATIONAL OFFICERS IN NEWARK Brothers belonging to Alpha Alpha Lambda greeted Brother Myles A. Paige, General President (extreme right) and Brother Charles A. Broaddus, Eastern Vice President. Brother Myles A. Paige was the guest speaker on the occasion that Brother Oliver was elected president of the Frontiers Club. They are left to right Brothers, Oliver Brown, Jerry L. Martin, Director of Eastern Regional in Metropolitan New York and North Jersey; Charles A. Broaddus and Myles A. Paige.

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lar goes from the people through Washington back to the people, Washington deducts an average of 20% for handling costs. Moveover, when our central government undertakes to participate in the management of any activity, the inevitable tendency of such participation is to lower standards. This is true because the political equality concept inherent in our form of government clashes with the competitive activity concept of our structure of economics. It clashes also with the economic incentive concept that rewards should be given according to contribution. In addition to its adverse influence on costs and standards, the participation of a government also tends to diminish the religious influence in an area of activity because the principle of separation of church and state (which is needed to preserve individual religious freedom) tends to remove religious influence from governmental action. In the field of education this trend to government control has results comparable to those we have been discussing. You can see it, for example, in the much discussed mediocrity in many of the nation's public school systems. You can see it in the failure of many of our public school systems to train our most gifted children. You can see it in the unbalance in emphasis between liberal arts and sciences in those areas touched by the government. Unfortunately you can see it, too, in a deterioration in the influence of churches generally in higher education. Perhaps these consequences are the price we have to pay for the quantity education we have achieved. It is possible the price is too high! In any event, the net effect on control of higher education has been substantial and the change has been rapid. Ten years ago 5 3 % of our college students were in private, independent colleges. Today only 42% are in the private schools, and within a very few years this will be cut down to 3 0 % . Because of this shift and the consequences which will attend it, industry has a tremendous stake in private schools. There are many reasons for this. A free industry requires a free education. Not free in the sense that it costs nothing, but free in the sense that its teachings are not controlled by government. Industry, too, needs this kind of freedom. If we are to preserve MAY, 1958

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the concepts on which private industry is based, we must also preserve the conception on which private education is based. Industry is also concerned with the provision of a quality education, particularly for the gifted young folks who are destined to become the top leaders in our society. Leadership in modern industrial management and research becomes increasingly complex and difficult. It therefore calls for increasingly better trained people. Without private schools to set standards, the quality of education tends to deteriorate rather than improve. In the long run, industry —indeed society—cannot afford this. In fact, the educational standards at all levels need to be improved rather than relaxed. The changing job requirements which are incident to improved standards of living call for progressively better education. Private schools are needed to set the pace. Finally, the long term greatness of a competitive society cannot be maintained without equal maintenance of our ethical mores. If our ethical standards decline, commercial anarchy results. To insure the maintenance of an ethical code, private church-related schools must be maintained with sufficent numerical influence to guarantee their voice in the shaping of our commercial and social attitudes. If industry has these stakes in private schools generally, then it surely has comparable stakes in the private Negro college. Industry needs a vast expansion in the number of educated Negroes in the nation. The greatest

new economic frontier available to us lies in the possibility of raising the standard of living of the Negro race to the level of the white race. And while the dollars and cents benefit from this will be tremendous, the gain in human values will be even greater. We are also in need of better education for the Negro in order that a tremendous waste of potential talent may be stopped. With this 10% segment of our population receiving only 2 ] /2% of our higher education, it is obvious that much fine Negro talent is lost to activities which seriously need it. Negro capacity to fill professionaltype jobs has been demonstrated in Cleveland where we have 65 general physicians and surgeons, 10 pediatricians, 40 dentists, 135 lawyers, 2 judges, 7 city councilmen, and 450 teachers from the Negro race. These are largely gains of the last ten years. There are not nearly enough in these classes. With a personnel shortage facing us for many years in the future, we cannot afford to withhold support from the colleges which have demonstrated an ability far above average to produce leaders for the Negro race. In passing, we ought not to overlook the possibility that a talent genius may be lost to society for lack of educational opportunity. The fight against Communism which has such a direct bearing on all of our lives also suggests more support for the private Negro college. It is the fact, not generally known, that the gradu(( on tinned on Page 18) PAGE 17


IN OUR DEAR ALPHA PHI ALPHA Brothers of Gamma Zeta Chapter, Fort Valley State College, as they sing the Alpha Hymn at the close of their annual vesper hour at which Brother William H. Hale of Clark College was principal speaker. The members of the chapter are: (left to right) Crawford Atwater, Emory Coleman, Tommie Hall, Leland Mangrum, Willie Hill, John Massengill, Brother Hale, Bobby Strong, Samuel Wade, Willie

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(Continued From Page 11) school paper, a member of the Student National Teachers Association and a former member of the Men's Senate. Brother Melvin Griffin, a guiding force in the chapter, is an outstanding member of the college band, a member of the Scabbard and Blades and former President of the Men's Senate. Brother Joseph Hall is the campus representative of Marlboro cigarettes, a member of the yearbook staff, treasurer of the Sophomore Class and a member of the International Relations Club. . .Brother Billy Hairston, selected for Who's Who for 1957-58, is Secretary of the Student Loan Fund, and, at present, is a leading candidate for Student Council President in the oncoming election. Brother Nero Jones, Dean of Pledgees, is a member of the Varsity football team and a member of the W-Club. Brother David Jackson, Chapter Historian, is a graduation senior, now practicing teaching. I offer him my congratulations. He is highly praised by the head of the Education Department for the fine job he is doing. The chapter President, Brother Charles Lindsey, is doing all in his power to place Alpha first. He is the Cadet Captain of the R.O.T.C. Band, a member of the College Band, Treasurer of the Scabbard and Blades, Business Manager of the Yearbook, President of the Acadamy of Science, PAGE 18

Vice President of the Pan Hellenic Council, senior representative in the Gore Hall Council and a member of the College Committee on Scholarship. He also was selected for Who's Who for 1957-58. Brother Malcolm Murphy, our Vice President, is a member of Alpha Delta Sigma Honorary Scholastic Society and a member of the Pan Hellenic Council. Brother Harry Payne is an outstanding figure in R.O.T.C., being promoted to Second Lt. in his Junior year. He is also a member of the College Band and a soloist of the choir. Brother Lee Revels, chapter Secretary, is a leading figure on the campus. He is President of the Wesley Club, assistant to the director of Gore Hall, a member of the College Committee on Religious Life and Activities, a member-at-large of Gore's Hall Council and was selected for Who's Who for 1957-58. Brother Willam Seymour, a promising young artist, is a member of the Art Club and R.O.T.C. Glee Club. Brother Rossman Turpeau is President of the Sophomore Class and a member of the tennis team. Brother James A. Tolbert, our Chaplin-Parliamentarian, is a member of the Veteran's Club and a leading figure on the campus. Brother Charles Taylor, a senior, is Vice President of the Men's Senate and President of the Canterbury Club and a member of several other clubs. Brother Charles Woodyard is a member of the yearbook staff and

Social Committee. As a hobby he is making a scale model of the campus which, when finished, will be the pride of the student body. Brother Gerald Williams, A senior, is Editor of the Yearbook and student secretary to the Dean. As this year closes we look back proudly upon it, remembering its events, and looking forward to another year with great hopes.

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ates of these colleges are, on the whole, a conservative group of people. To the extent that the Negro solves his own problems (and there can be no better way of solving them), the training of the leaders who contribute to this solution is a matter of vital importance to all of the rest of us. Incidentally, what the rest of the world thinks of America is in part determined by the way America in turn treats its Negro race. Remember that the population of the world is dominantly nonwhite. It is this world in which we must win and keep friends in our endless fight against Communism. All of these things are important, but if none of them existed at all, we ought still to support the private Negro college. We ought to do it on the fundamental ground that it is required to preserve our time-honored principles of democracy and human welfare. The disadvantages under which the Negro race labors arise from a failure, (Continued on Next Page) THE SPHINX


generations old, to apply to the Negro the fundamentals which have made our white race successful. As I have said, these include equality in politics, equal opportunity in business, the privilege of competitive activity, rewards according to contribution, and education for all according to the ability to absorb it. These were the things that made our nation great. If their application worked for the whites, they will for the Negroes. If they are not applied to the Negroes, then they are in danger of not continuing to be applied to the whites. If we have learned anything from the Russian experience, we have learned that no man's rights are safe unless all men's rights are safe. Throughout all time this has been true. Civilizations, nations and community organizations have proved it in countless situations. One of America's vulnerable points lies in the failure to realize this keystone truth in our racial relations. Industry, of course, shares this vulnerability, and if it is wise will, therefore, share in its elimination. This is what Lincoln meant when he said: "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and under a just God cannot long retain it."

Chapter Established A t Oklahoma State University STILLWATER, Okla.—On March 22, 1958, at Oklahoma State University, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., took another one of its many forward steps in becoming the first fraternity of color to establish a chapter on the campus of a major southern university. These following students, who after having complied with the rules and regulations of those concerned, were initiated as charter members of a chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.: Donald Brown, Electrical Engineering, Wewoka, Olka.; Curtis La Wlanc, Electrical Engineering, Okmulgee, Okla.; Maurice Lee, Architectural Engineering, Muskogee, Okla.; Alvin Logan, Veterinary Medicine, Muskogee, Okla.; A. D. Davis, Medical Engineering, Tulsa, Okla.; Orlando Hazely, Enid, Okla.; Archie Harris, Engineering, Chicago, 111. Too much credit cannot be given to Brothers Lee A. Ward, Henry Pon-

der, William Hytche, Otis Autry, Donald Simmons, James Capers, and Robert Jackson for their painstaking efforts and guidance in the indoctrination of the fraternity and meetings with various school officials to achieve these results. The initiation ceremonies were handled by the Beta Kappa Chapter, Langston University, and Zeta Gamma Lambda Chapter, Langston, Okla. Attending these ceremonies were 70 Alpha Brothers from throughout the state of Oklahoma, including four general and national officers: Brothers Tolly Harris, Chairman of the Achievements and Awards Commission; Lloyd H. Williams, Chairman of the Recommendations Commission; Wayne C. Chandler, Regional Director of Kansas and Oklahoma; Edward Hanley, Assistant Vice-President of the Southwestern District. James C. Ewery Chairman Public Relations Zeta Gamma Lambda

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NU CHAPTER LINCOLN, UNIVERSITY, PA. — Nu Chapter was founded at Lincoln University in 1912; as such it is one of the oldest chapters in the fraternity. Producing some of America's most celebrated Negro leaders during its long life span, it has never relaxed in its efforts to help bring about a better and richer life for its members and for those living in its community through Brotherhood. Perhaps one of the years happiest moments for the Brothers of Nu came shortly after Thanksgiving when the doors to the Fraternity House were reopened. Several of the Brothers spent their Thanksgiving vacation on campus working on the Fraternity House. During this five day period the Frat-House was painted inside and out, heating facilities installed, new furniture, and drapes purchased, and music facilities and a TV set made available for the enjoyment of the Brothers and their (Continued on Page 20) MAY, 1958

Issue September

National Citizenship Campaign Dates: Sunday, October 19 Through Sunday, October 26, 1958 Theme: Desegregation Alone is Not Enough Desegregation, important as it is, is merely the striking down of the legal barriers of the "separate but equal" clause. The real job before us now, after the fighting and tumult, can be simply phrased, "What will we do with newly acquired opportunities to achieve equality?" There still remains the job of driving home to Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public the great deviations in the practice of our Civil Rights from the profession of them. Alpha has helped much in winning the battle, now let us assist collectively and individually in winning the war. If America is to survive, it will be necessary to find unity among the many different kinds of Americans. The elimination of legal segregation and discrimination will provide new and greater opportunities in all areas of American life, but it remains our responsibility to achieve equality. We can do it only by seizing every opportunity to do the best job possible, for it is not enough to merely satisfy requirements. Alpha men everywhere must go that extra mile. I need not remind you that Alpha's effectiveness is determined by its program and the active strength of each chapter in our chain of more than two hundred chapters. We must assist every agency whose purpose is to increase the number of registrants, for it is still true, "A Voteless People is a Hopeless People." DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS, May 23, 1958 Brother Lionel H. Newsome, Educational Director, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. PAGE 19


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friends. By way of celebration a party was given which was attended by several of campus Brothers and their dates. The Winter season was made more cheerful for the lucky winner of a portable TV set given away by Nu Chapter as the first prize in a drawing it held. The proceeds of this annual raffle are what makes possible the various functions sponsored by the chapter for the children of the community. It is our belief at Nu that Brothers should not confine their efforts to the chapter alone, but should take an active part in all student and community affairs. Several of the Brothers are significant in this respect. Brother David Rice, the president of Nu Chapter, is captain of the wrestling team and a C.I.A.A. wrestling champion for three years. He also serves the school as business manager of the yearbook and advertising manager of the student newspaper. Brother Warren Grant is chapter vice-president; he is also vice-president of the Glee Club, production manager of the yearbook and a member of the YMCA Cabinet. Alpha is represented on the basketball team by Brother Ralph Cato, team captain, and George Williams. Brother Williams in addition to playing basketball is the captain of the tennis team, literary editor of the yearbook, and treasurer of the chapter. Brother Williams was recently accepted into Beta Kappa Chi, an honorary fraternity in science. Brother Paul Peeler, our Dean of Pledgees, is editor of the yearbook and works actively with the student newspaper and the YMCA Cabinet. Brother Dewitt Myers is corresponding secretary of the chapter, president of the YMCA Cabinet and a member of the Glee Club. Brother Sige Burden is chapter secretary, treasurer of the YMCA Cabinet and the Pan Hellenic Council, secretary of the Junior Class and business manager of the 1959 yearbook. Brother Alan Clarke is business manager of the school newspaper, editor of the 1959 yearbook, and a past officer of the chapter. It was his pleasure to deliver the undergraduate address at last year's Eastern Regional Convention. PAGE 20

Brother Tim Meyers is treasurer of the Junior Class, president of the Chemistry Club and chapter historian. Russell Daniel is the chapter parliamentarian and secretary of the Varsity Club. He is also feature editor of the 1959 yearbook. Neophyte brothers at Nu include: Cedric Ollison, president of the Sophomore Class; Robert Rollins, president of the Newman Club and Sophomore Class secretary; and Richard E. Anderson, treasurer of the Sophomore Class. Brothers Richard Anderson and Richard Taylor are both recipients of a $250 scholarship awarded them in 1956 by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity while they were both still high school students. Two brothers who graduated last year made names for themselves by both being the first Negro students admitted to their respective medical College. Brother James A. Bronner, who is a resident of Louisville, Ky., is currently studying at the University of Louisville. Brother William Womack is studying at the University of Virginia and lives in Lynchburg, Va. We were very pleased recently to learn that both are doing very well. Of the nine

Brothers who graduated four are currently in Medical College, three are in graduate school, one is employed by the government as a physicist and one is a social worker. Two past presidents of Nu Chapter are members of the faculty. Also Brothers of the bond are the University Accountant and the University Dentist. The University Dentist, Brother Jamison is a charter member of Nu. Although our work be hard and long we are given renewed vigor by this our past and our present to carry on in the future. We feel that only through the brotherhood of mankind can a better world be brought about and it is with this conviction in mind that we continue.

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY'S (PA.) ACTING PRESIDENT Dr. A. O. Grubbs (front row center), Acting President of Lincoln University takes time away from his busy schedule to join Brothers of Nu Chapter for their 1958 chapter picture.

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Alpha Upsilon 1957 "Undergrad" Award Detroit, Michigan — Since receiving the Undergraduate Chapter of the Year award at the National Convention last year, Alpha Upsilon has concentrated even more on maintaining its present level of accomplishment. The chapter is riding a crest of high spirit, and the brothers exhibit it in every activity. Brother Benjamin Wailes, vice president and dean of pledges, says, "Getting the Chapter of the Year award from the fraternity last year added impetus to our attempt to participate in more activities." The social activities on Alpha Upsilon's calendar have been exceptionally successful. "Alpha Fun Nite," the chapter's annual raffle and dance attracted a capacity crowd to Detroit's Ferry Center. The brothers returned to the Ferry Center for their annual Christmas Dance. This affair could well have been a miniature convention in itself because of the many brothers from other chapters who were there. Rounding out the chapter's dances for the '57-'58 school year was "Alpharama", given March 15 in the motor city's Veteran's Memorial. The floor show at this affair was highlighted by the Sphinx Club's performance of Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex." Their Twentieth-Century version of this Greek Classic was riotous. Along with their social activities, Alpha Upsilon has also been maintaining a high scholastic average. At present its honor point average rates with the top fraternities on Wayne State University's campus. The athletes in this chapter have not been neglected, however. Alpha Upsilon is among the leaders in the race for the All Sports Trophy at W.S.U. This standing is a result of its participation in such sports as bowling, baseketball, swimming, track, badminton, and baseball. Over the past Christmas holidays, the chapter played the Kappas a basketball game before an overflow crowd. Unfortunately, the brothers succumbed, 42-38 in a hard fought game. Several brothers and Sphinxmen were instrumental in the success of W.S.U.'s varsity sport teams. Little brother Ed Perkins starred with the (Continued on Page 25) MAY, 1958

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On Page One of the February Number of the Sphinx in an article entitled: "An Open Letter" signed W. Barton Beatty, Jr. it was stated that the May issue will be dedicated to undergraduate chapters and will be titled "The College Issue." That suits me fine because I have been itching to get some beeps in on the College issue, the undergraduate question and the undergraduate problem. If you will look into a back copy of "Jet" that spicy, informative and very illustrative national magazine published by Brother Johnny Johnson of Chicago, 1820 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago 16, Illinois, under the Johnson Publishing Company, subscription $7.00 one year, 20 cents per copy, Brother Leroy Jefferies and many other Alpha brothers being prominently and gainfully employed in its production—I say, if you will look at the March 27 copy of Jet, on page 48 you will see Brother Dr. Charles Wesley with lips pursed for oratorical ebullience and rhetorical ejaculations as he expatiates on the prominence of the largest enrolled Negro College body in America as it makes its 44th year of educational dispensation. Sitting enchanted like, and apparently enthralled by the characteristic Wesleyian eloquence is Brother Dr. Felton G. Clark, president of Southern University. Behind Brother Clark is a massive plant, a giant fern with its fronds forming a verdant backdrop to an historic scene. But what else do we see? We see a pot-bellied stove with drafts wide open and methinks the damper is also adding to the thermal expansion of the collegiate atmosphere. There was an attentive undergrad-

uate audience, many of the fellows majoring in languages. One father got a bill that said: ten dollars for French, fifteen dollars for Spanish and seventyfive dollars for Scotch. One of the fellows was restless and when reproved for his rudeness said Southern wasn't his first choice anyway, that he couldn't get in where he wanted to attend. When asked what school did he try for, he said: "Bennett" in North Carolina. The home town boy was the center of attraction when he returned from college. He boasted that he was a four letter man in college. One curious townsman asked what he meant by "four letter man." His dad, looking over the bills and scanning his report card, snorted: "Four letter man! Yeah, 4t

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HAMPTON, VA. — The world wide tensions brought about by new scientific advancements can only be countered by a greater force - a force that can bind men together as a whole, to function as a whole and to gain success as a whole. This force, that is even greater than scientific advancement, is as ancient as time itself. Brotherhood is the only means by which we can succeed collectively. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity offers men the world over an opportunity to establish this kind of relationship. Gamma Iota is the chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Hampton Institute. It plays a very small part in establishing world wide Brotherhood, but to us the members of this chapter, the betterment of human relations is as great a task to us as can be faced by a small body of men. With the opening of the second semester of the school year 1957-58 at Hampton Institute, Gamma Iota began the second decade of its existence. Since its beginning in February, 1947, a long succession of Alpha men have passed through the threshold of Gamma Iota and into the House of Alpha thus enriching the laboring force of servants to mankind and consequently enriching their own lives and the Hampton Community. Serving mankind this year at Gamma Iota are twenty Brothers led by the following junior officers: President John Holly; Vice President Waymond Beslow; Secretary Samuel Franklin; Corresponding Secretary Sammy Seals; Treasurer Nelson Benett: Chaplain Frank Holly; Editor-to the Sphinx Melville Wyche; Dean of Pledgees Thurman Davis. These Brothers have added dignity and uplift to the college community and brought recognition and respect to Gamma Iota through the participation and excellence in homecoming floats, intramural sports, student government and organization, all-college skits and play competitions, College social and athletic functions, drives and membership campaigns of other national organizations, concerts by nationally prominent jazz artists, Formals and of course, Scholarship. The Crowning event of Gamma Iota's calendar of events for 1958 was the Alpha Ball dedicated to the charming sweetheart of Gamma Iota, Miss PAGE 22

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Delores Butler, a senior from Maryland and needlessly to say an AKA. At this event Gamma Iota brought to this campus a new high in social elegance and enhanced the admiration of its more than three hundred guests of faculty, students and friends of the chapter. The Brothers, impeccably attired in tails and complemented by yellow tea rose and black and gold fraternity ribbons, made an impressive showing during the intermission activities while singing first to the sweetheart then to Alpha Phi Alpha. On the educational calendar Gamma Iota is planning interesting programs in conjunction with neighboring graduate chapters for the Education for Citizenship Week campaign. The Robert H. Ogle Scholarship, named in honor of deceased Brother Jewel Robert H. Ogle, is a yearly gift of the chapter to the sophomore who best exhibits the standards of Alpha Phi Alpha. The biennial campaign to raise funds for this scholarship, which has brought such artists as Art Blakely, Chris Connor, Dave Brubeck and James Moody to the campus in concerts, will be a

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function of the chapter next school year. Gamma lota has sponsored on the campus the Red Cross Blood Drive, NAACP membership drive, and many other smaller but significant social services. Outstanding in athletics is Brother Adrian Nelson, star end-tackle of the Fighting Pirates, Nelson is also a perpetual honor student. Brother Melville Wyche serves Hampton as a hopeful sensation of the Fighting Pirate's Tennis team. Prominent voices in the famed Hampton Institute choir belong to Brothers Sammy Seals, Kelly Porter, Thurman Davies and Lamar Stroud. A leading candidate in the coming Student Council Presidential Election is Brother John Holly, who seeks to succeed little Brother Paul Williams, who succeeded Brother Thomas Duckenfield, who succeeded Brother Joseph Clark. Brother Holly now serves as business manager of the Student Council and is also a leading actor with the college theatrical group. Brothers Nelson Bennett and Waymond Beslow have been setting the academic pace (Continued on Page 23)

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By Brother Felton Clark President Southern University BATON ROUGE, La. — When I think of the role of the undergraduate I am pleased at a great disadvantage for at least two important reasons. First, because my under-graduate days are long behind me, and even if my memory were better than it is, fraternal life has seen great changes, I hasten to add, mostly for the better. Second, as an administrator I am a bit more removed from the details of fraternal life on our campus than others who are more directly involved. This, however, in no way lessens my keen interest in the activities of the fraternity. To me, role means, that behavior which is expected of one as a result of the status he holds in a group or a society. The college gives the undergraduate an opportunity to educate himself, while the fraternity, is perhaps the best institution yet devised, which gives the undergraduate an opportunity for self-education. Alpha Phi

Alpha is an integral part of the college and as such, the undergraduate is expected to learn in association with others in this primary group how to develop the finest qualities of ethical conduct, and therein lies the support for inner growth toward real manhood. Moreover, the fraternity should serve as a reference point for developing a sense of civic pride in his college, community, state and nation. Simultaneously he is expected to accept the responsibility for others less fortunate than himself. It seems to me that an undergraduate Alpha is expected to make the phrase, "servants of all" his philosophy of life. In becoming a servant one exalts himself for it is in his social outlook that he fulfills his destiny as man. It is through raising others that one raises himself and this is the very essence of what the Founders had in mind more than a halfcentury ago. As undergraduates you exalt yourselves by carrying out God's command, "Servants of all, we shall transcend all." THE SPHINX


• Fraternity Fun (Continued From Page 21)

Eastern Regional Roundup, To Be Held In New York City, June 21st, 1958

thesis." "Dat's enough shouted Old man Frisby, "don't tell me no more; New York City—All roads will lead Dey won't git a cent of my money." to New York City, Saturday, June 21st, ***** for the Eastern Regional Roundup. The lesson was on Perspective and Headquarters will be at Hotel Diplothe art teacher was quizzing a student. "What" he asked, "do you look for mat, 108 West 43rd Street, New York when you see a pretty model walking City. All events, morning and afterdown the street?" The student quickly noon sessions, the banquet and dance, said, "That depends on whether she is will be held at Hotel Diplomat. Special arrangements are being made for coming or going." the pleasure of the ladies. ***** Delegates can consider themselves The psychology teacher was asked by the dean why the Hunter boy was fortunate indeed, because Hotel Diploflunked. "I just can't get along with mat, is located in the heart of New that boy," began the prof. "All he does York City, in the famous Times Square is ignore me." "Ignore you?" asked the district. Radio City, the Coliseum and Dean. "Yes" said Professor Taylor, all the legitimate theatres are only "and if its one thing I can't stand, it's from two to six blocks away. For the ignorance." ladies, Fifth Avenue, the world's fam***** ous shopping center, is only three He who knows and knows not that he blocks away from Hotel Diplomat. knows is asleep; wake him. He who Registration fee to graduate brothknows that he knows, is wise; follow ers, will be $10.00. To undergraduate him. He who knows not and knows not that he knows not, is a fool; shun him. He who knows not, and is sure he President Daniels had warned the knows not; is a college freshman; flunk editors of "Clarion" the campus paper him. that the composition department of the ***** Copied from psychology examina- paper left a lot to be desired in English, type-setting and accurate reporttion papers. "The psychotic says, two and two ing. Last week the Easter issue of the paper did not appear; it was indefiniteare five." "The neurotic knows that two and ly suspended because of the following two are four and it makes him ner- news items appearing in the March edition: vous." For Rent: Spacious apartment in "A psychologist says that teenagers of today know all the answers—except fashionable area near campus; two wide attractive widows in each bedin school hours." p ^ 9 <P ' room. At the Saturday rehearsal of the colThe college dean walked into an Income Tax Inspector's office, sat down lege band the din was so terrific the and beamed on everyone. wives of the faculty members attending "What can we do for you?" asked the meeting in the adjoining room had to cover their rears. the Inspector." "Oh nothing, thank you" replied the Dean and Mrs. Slocum left this dean, "I just wanted to meet the peo- morning for Rochester, Minn, where ple I'm working for." Mrs. Slocum will have a garter re***** moved by the famous Mayo brothers. ***** The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are "Give us a sense of humor, Lord born and never stops until you stand Give us the grace to see a joke up to recite in history class. To get some happiness out of life ***** And pass it on to other folk." —Still ye same olde Wilson Winters Mack—"In the poll taken in your school for the book to review as an English classic, which won out Shakespeare or Emerson?" Jack—"Neither; Peyton Place." ***** MAY, 1958

brothers, it will be $8.00. This covers everything, the sessions, banquet and dance. Money for your registration should be sent to Brother James Cooke Jr., Harlem Branch, Y.M.C.A., 180 West 135th Street, New York, N. Y. Make all checks and money orders payable to, Alpha Gamma Lambda. All reservations must be in by June 10th. RESERVATION REQUEST To HOTEL DIPLOMAT 1.—Name and address, zone, state. 2.—Possible arrival date and possible departure date. 3.—Rates: Single room, private bath: $6.00 $6.50 $ 7.50 Double room, bed and bath: $8.00 S8.50 $ 9.50 Double room, twin beds and bath: $9.00 $9.50 $10.50

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in recent semesters with a series of near perfect records and are closely followed by such "brains" as Brothers Samuel Franklin, Adrian Nelson, Melville Wyche, Kelly Porter, Archie Pritchett and Norman Home. As a type of limited measure of the results of Gamma Iota's program, it is interesting to note the caliber of men it attracts. While maintaining an impressive group of interested freshmen, the chapter's Sphinx Club, which went over last April 19 incidentally or maybe we should say accidently, is composed of the following little brothers: Paul Williams, President of the Student Council, Cadet Colonel and commander of the ROTC Army Battle Group, and a perfect 3.00 Student; David Cannon, cadet staff member and Captain in the ROTC; Charles Turnbull, President of the Senior Class, senior counsellor of men's dorm, and a Group II honor student; Raye Ragland, President of the Sophomore Class and Group I honor student; John Vaughn, a Group 2 honor student; W. Leon Ruff, recipient of the Robert H. Ogle Scholarship. Gamma Iota is a proud offspring (Continued on Page 27) PAGE 23


Unrestricted FSC Fraternity fllpka helta taMa Nears Finish of Trial Period ... Holds Alpha High FRESNO, CALIFORNIA—In the growing interest over racial discrimination in the college Greek letter societies, Alpha Phi Alpha, a national fraternity which does not have a racial clause in its constitution, is coming into prominence on the Fresno State College campus. Clauses in most fraternity charters limiting membership to Caucasians have come under attack on many campuses. But Alpha Phi Alpha, conceived at Cornell University in 1906, was organized with membership qualifications but dropped the clause for sound scholarship, social acceptability and fraternity interest a decade or so ago. Today it is a nationwide society with 350 chapters. It boasts such members as Congressman Adam Clayton Powell from New York, and composer-bandleader Duke Ellington. Bobby Jones, president of the local chapter, said although the membership now is largely Negro, it is by no means a Negro fraternity. As it grows, the group expects to draw more pledges from all races. One Year Trial The FSC chapter was started in 1955 but did not become an official school society until 1956. It is finishing a one year trial period at the college during which it must prove itself worthy of permanent acceptance. It will be put up for permanent status at the beginning of the spring semester. All new organizations at Fresno State must go through this

same one year trial before gaining permanent recognition. The Interfraternity Council at FSC, the central office for campus Greek societies, announced that once Alpha Phi Alpha receives permanent status, it will be accepted on equal footing with the other fraternities in the council. Alpha, in going through its period of proof of worth, has at least proved itself to the other chapters in the society. It has been voted the fraternity's most outstanding chapter in the far west. Hosts Convention Last spring it entertained the western region convention. Delegates from Washington, Utah, Arizona and California came to Fresno to discuss and exchange ideas in fraternity organization. Fresno's chapter also was represented at the 43 rd national convention of Alpha Phi Alpha in Los Angeles during the summer. Will Hold Ball Saturday night Alpha Phi will conduct its Sweetheart's Ball in the student union of the University Street campus. Jones said he foresees a great amount of worthwhile work ahead for the society. Currently Alpha is concerned mainly with attaining permanent campus status. Leonard H. Bathhurst, professor of education, and William Dienstein, professor of social science at FSC, are the faculty moderators of the society.

Promotion Given To General President Paige NEW YORK CITY—Special Sessions Justice Myles A. Paige, the first Negro to serve in the Magistrates and Special Sessions Court here, was named recently by Mayor Wagner as a Justice of the Court of Domestic Relations. Justice Paige was sworn in by the Mayor at City Hall. Brother Myles A. Paige, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha, a veteran of World War I, will replace the late Justic Clarence Wilson on the Domestic Relations Court bench and serve until March 18, 1963. He lives with his wife and two children at 1294 Carroll Street, Brooklyn. The late Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia named Justice Paige as a Magistrate in 1936. Mr. LaGuardia elevated him to the Special Sessions Court in 1940, and former Mayor William O'Dwyer reappointed him in 1950.

MEMPHIS, TENN.—The good old alpha spirit still lives in the hearts of all Brothers of Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter, under the excellent and able leadership of our great and able president, Brother Leland Atkins. Manly Deeds, Scholarship and Love for all Man Kind has been emphasized very strongly by the Brothers of this chapter. It is ever the aim of Alpha that we go forth to make this a better world by our contributions, thereby making it a reality that by being "the servants of all we will transcend all". During the Thanksgiving Season the Brothers of Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter were successful in sponsoring its "Annual Scholarship Dance", thus being able to start a $2000.00 loan fund in the name of Alpha Phi Alpha for students of LeMoyne College, Memphis, Tenn. Another contribution made by this chapter was the second payment of $100.00 on our $500.00 life membership to the N.A.A.C.P. On Friday night, April 18, 1958, the chapter's "Formal Ball" was held at the Club Ebony. Here, again the light of Alpha Shined more brilliantly than at anytime. Instead of the most elaborate decoration and souvenirs that this chapter has always been famous for at their "Formal Balls", the funds allotted the entertainment committee for decorations and souvenirs of which Brother T. W. Northcross and Brother R. S. Lewis, Jr. chaired, were turned over to the N.A.A.C.P. to further the Fight For Freedom, in addition to the payment on the Life Membership. At intermision the beautiful Alpha Hymn was dedicated to the wives and sweethearts, under the directions of Brother W. T. McDaniel. Many visiting Brothers attended the occasion. The spirit was high, the "Ball" was great, and everyone expressed himself as having had an enjoyable evening with the Alpha Phi Alpha. The guests were highly pleased with the donation to the N.A.A.C.P. in lieu of decorations and souvenirs, and responded with a rousing ovation. Alpha Delta Lambda has grown not only in numbers, but in spirit and enthusiasm as is characteristic of Alpha. (Continued on Page 25) THE SPHINX


€t Alpha Upsilon (Continued From Page 21)

THESE BROTHERS ARE NEW AND FRESHIII The following Brothers were initiated recently at Fresno State College in California. They are left to right, Ward Mosley, James Williams, Pat Brown, Sidney Ferrell, Henry Hendrix and big brother Columbus Craig looking on.

Alpha Eta Chapter ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — Alpha Eta, after being inactive for a number of years, was reactivated in April of 1957 with the initiation of twenty new brothers. The seat of the chapter formerly at Stowe Teachers College was moved to Washington University, where we became probationary members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC). Although the seat of the chapter is at Washington University, we accept members from the three other colleges in the St. Louis area. Since becoming seated on the Washington University campus we have members who are actively participating in the campus extra curricular activities. The vice president of Phi Mu Alpha, a music honorary; a star sprinter on the varsity track team; two assistant flight commanders in the AFROTC proram; and leaders in many other organizations are all Alpha men with membership in our chapter. We have also been actively participating in the intramural sports program on campus. Since we are also a city chapter, we are taking part in the activities of the other school in the area. We have Brothers at Harris teachers college who are just as noteworthy as the men at Washington University. At the present time we are in the process of planning and carrying out MAY, 1958

our spring program. This will include a spring formal with the IFC and also one of our own, participating in the Annie Malone's day ceremonies, the IFC all Greek sing, joining with the graduate chapter, Epsilon Lambda, on a mother's day program, and last but by no means least the election of our new officers for the school year of '58'59, who will have the responsibility of leading us through another great year, so the motto of our great fraternity will always be true "First of all servants of all we transcend ali."

• A Look . . . (Continued From Page 26) Ideas are much more lasting than anything else in our fraternity, and those which find themselves in modern minds have roots going back into the immemorial past. It is through the mind that man attaches himself to his remote predecessors, far more than through any physical persistence. To understand, appreciate, and judge the science, the religion, the art, the moral ideals of today, it is necessary that we understand those achievements in the past of mankind that have created the home in which man's spirit moves. It is with these achievements (great and small) behind us and the expectations of greater works in the future that we the men of Delta Xi reinforce a permanent foundation from the past, the present, and for the future. Brother Andrew Jones, Editor-to-the-Sphinx

varsity basketball team, and little brother torn Washington lead the freshmen to a winning season. Brothers John Glenn and Harreld Adams are key members on the Wayne State track squad along with little brothers Washington and jarrett. Brother Wailes was selected to appear on WTVS, Detroits educational T.V. station, doing operations on experimental animals. He is one of several brothers honored by the fraternity and the university. The Ethyl Corporation granted $4,700 to Brother Ronald Tankard, an instructor at the University of Detroit, to continue research in that field. Brother John Johnson, Jr. was recently named assistant to the Midwest Regional Director, Brother Barton Morris, by the National Body. A newly organized art and cultural society on W.S.U.'s campus has elected Brother Glenn vice president. This organization strives to promote cultural activities in Detroit. Alpha Upsilon, however, has not restricted its activities to the betterment of its own group. It is constantly striving to promote better relations among the various fraternities and sororities in Detroit. Each year as a gesture of brotherhood, the chapter exchanges pledges with Kappa Nu, National Jewish Fraternity. The exchanges have afforded a vehicle for a stronger bond between the two fraternities. Recently the brothers sponsored an All Greek Night at the Alpha House. This assemblage of representatives from several Greek letter organizations did a great deal to further co-operation among the groups. In the coming year, Alpha Upsilon plans to continue its social and athletic activities, however, the main stress will be on scholarship. Even though it enjoys a high cumulative honor point average now, it is trying to raise it and "thereby accomplish the real end of a college course."

» Alpha Delta Lambda (Continued From Page 24) We are looking forward to a fuller and richer year of experiences and accomplishments. Brother Willie E. Lindsey, Associate Editor PAGE 25


A Look Toward The Future WILBERFORCE. OHIO — When so many events are taking place so r a p i d l y , one is sometimes at a loss to know what to do or to believe. But much of what we do must be carried on in "as if" philosophy. We must go ahead as if certain things will happen and as if certain other events will not take place, whether they be advantageous or not. Much of our future plans, dreams, and goals depend upon the present. For the present influences (good or bad) reciprocates futuristic aims however, modified. It is therefore imperative that all Alpha men seek to enhance those values which are essential to our country, its people, and our dear Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. Delta Xi members are constantly exemplifying this in order that factors affecting the future will cause little or no perplexity but will require reflective thinking. Our future depends upon the present; past events must never be neglected, for it is by past events or experiences that we profit, not by future ones. Progress in the present is a "must" if our aim is to elevate it to greater heights in the future. Brother James Wright is our new Dean of Pledgees. He is a credit and an asset to our fraternity because of his being efficient in his work and because of his maintaining high scholastic standards. Present and advanced plans are necessary for our future; we, therefore, are planning lectures, oratorical contests, benefit banquets, scholarship grants, and a drive to encourage the local community high school students to go to college in order to advance intellectually. This is evidence of the courageous and bold effort that is being made to improve Delta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. More than four centuries ago an eminent Spanish scholar Juan Luis Vives, in his De Tradendis Disciplinis (1531) said that "no man is fit to be entrusted with the control of the present who is ignorant of the past and no people, who are indifferent to their past, need hope to make their future great." Men who have been entrusted with control of the present proved once again that integrity, preserverance, scholarship, and leadership pay off for PAGE 26

they crossed the "burning sands" on December 13, 1957 into Alphadom. Brothers are Le Roi Alexander, Charles Bacon, John Bray, Robert Carter, Ronald Clark, James Davis, Roger Deanes, Charles Delane, George C. Dumas, George L. Dumas, Earl Howard, John Johnson, James Jordan, George Mackson, Willie McLemore, Paul Miller, Milton Morrison, John Phillips, William Pickens, Maurice Potts, Willie Reese, Clarence Rogers, Lacy Simmons, Ulus Sturghill, John Thomas, Donis Toler, Lehman Tomlin, Leo Trott, and James Wright. Previously, on December 7, 1957, twenty-nine men were initiated into the Sphinx Club. We salute our senior Brothers and wish them continued success in all their endeavors because they have helped to make our fraternity greater becaus of their high ideals, scholarship, hard work, and many outstanding contributions. Those Brothers are: Monroe Freeman, Jr., a native of Neptune, New Jersey, is our able chapter president for the school year (1957-58), and during this time, he has made many outstanding accomplishments both personally and for Alpha Phi Alpha. A French major and an honor student, Brother Freeman has always insisted that the highest of standards be adhered to as we progressed throughout the year. It is with regret that we bid "adieu" to Brother Freeman, but we wish him success throughout his life's endeavors; others are: Brothers George Alexander, Ronnie

Boyd, Thomas Brown, O.C. Edwards (Recording Secretary), K e n n e t h Greene, Alfred Hicks (Dean of Pledges), Gerald Hines (Vice-President), Clady Hubbard (Sgt. - at - Arms), Thomas Hunter (AKA Sweetheart), Andrew W. Jones (Editor - to - the Sphinx), Lawrence Jones, Aaron Lowery, John Mason, Paul Miller, Charles Mitchell, Otha Nixon, Taylor Perry (Parliamentarian), Maurice P o t t s , Wilmer Smith (Treasurer), William Smith, Raymond Swann (Historian), and Charles Webster.

Southwestern Regional Convention OIILAHOMA CITY, OKLA—The sessions were held in the Little Theatre of the Douglas High School. The Speaker for the public meeting was Brother Judge Myles A. Paige our general president. The Speaker for the Alpha banquet was one of Oklahoma's own sons, Brother William Hale. The regional convention was a success from the standpoint of attendance and participation. Some of our other national officers present were: Brothers Lionel Newson who is the Director of Education at Southern University at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Oklahoma's own Brother Tolly Harris — Chairman of Awards and Achievements. Also two former vice-presidents: Brother L. H. (Continued on Page 28)

Inter-Racial Club Seeks University of Texas Approval The constitution of the Alpha Upsilon Tau social club was filed last week in the office of R. C. Kenney, assistant dean of student life. Andrew Jefferson, vice-president of the inter-racial group, said Monday night the club intends to organize and ask recognition as the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. John Hargis is president, Walter Jones, secretary; and Ruben Sherman, treasurer. Alpha Phi Alpha founded in 1906 at Cornell University, has become international and inter-racial, with 111 under-graduate chapters, two intermediate chapters, and 141 graduate chapters in 36 states. More than 25,000 men are members.

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Alpha Epsilon Chapter Controls 5 0 % i i Berkeley, California — The University of California has approximately 100 Negroes on a campus of 17,000 students. This is a drastically small proportion compared to the number of Negroes in this area. However, Alpha Epsilon has 16 students who are active, 5 students who are inactive and 7 students in the pledge club. In other words approximately 50% of the Negro male population at U.C. are affiliated with Alpha. Alpha Phi Alpha, though it is not the only Negro fraternity in this area, is the only one with a charter on the university's campus. Alpha Epsilon's problems are perhaps similar to those of many chapters throughout the country. The two most important being a lack of a fraternity house and weak organizational control over its members. The white fraternities are being compelled in some regions, here it is just advised, to confer with their nationals relative to removing the discriminatory clauses in their nationals that prevent them from rushing individuals of a particular race or religion. A few of them will soon be rushing non-whites as will be the case here next fall. When this movement spreads this will be Alphas greatest rival. All fraternities have beautiful houses, many social and atheletic and cultural projects and what is most important a large benevolent alumni. Presently Alpha Epsilon does not have a house and this lack of centralization hinders our functions to some degree. However, AE. can offer that "good OF Alpha Spirit" which is, at the moment, good enough for us. The social calendar of AE. excluding rush functions and house parties consist primarily of the Sweetheart's Ball and the IFC Ball. The Sweetheart's Ball, a joint function between AE and DO, was held in November at the lavish Mira Vista Country Club in El Cerrito overlooking the scenic San Francisco Bay. The Ball as usual was an over-whelming success with many undergraduate and graduate brothers in attendance (see the picture). Our beautiful Sweetheart Ann Woolridge was crowned by AE's and DO's presidents, John Stewart and George Walker respectively. The IFC Ball is sponsored by the Inter-Fraternity Council on campus. It is held in the spring as a climax to Greek Week. In that it is MAY, 1958

one of the few activities that we participate in where we can be noticed on campus we always have a good representation, what is more it is a good affair. Culturally AE has a counselling program in which it encourages capable high school students to go to college. This is done by going to the churches in the area talking to parents and youth about the requirements and opportunities of a college education. The pledge club of AE works at the Fanny Wall Orphanage once a semester. This past Christmas a canned goods drive was conducted for the Orphanage. Though these projects may contribute little to the community it is the belief of AE that it is very important in the development of good Alphas. We the men of Alpha Epsilon would like to welcome four new brothers into the field: Roy Blackburn, a low senior in Chemistry and an outstanding air force cadet officer; Jack Young, an outstanding student in Architecture. William Holliman, an honor student in Political Science who received the highest grades in the chapter and pledge club last semester; and Charles Holston, a high sophomore in Criminology who received the second best grades last semester while alternating at starting guard for the Golden Bear football team. Brothers we salute you, we sincerely hope that you will continue to make Alphadom proud. Donald Robinson, 14331*4 Derby St. Berkeley, California

BROTHER C L A Y T O N DANFORTH New is

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of the General Organization and the Brothers are happy to identify themselves with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and to help shine its light on this tiny peninsula of Tidewater, Virginia. We hope that ten years hence, in that scientific epoch, when the second decade of Gamma Iota's existence is reached, that Gamma Iota's and consequently Alpha's light will also have acquired nuclear characteristics.

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Greetings Alpha Brothers Everywhere: L "W? 3i,d U,enlure H A M P T O N , V A . — D e l t a Beta Lambda Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha are continuing to carry the torch for Alpha under the dynamic leadership of our President, Brother George W. Clarke. Assisting him are his able corps of officers composed of Brothers Garland A. Cook, Vice President; Judson H. Furlow, our able Secretary, D. W. S. Hart, Treasurer; Walter R. Brown, Chaplain and Brother E. N. Josen, Associate Editor to The Sphinx. On Friday, the twenty-eighth of March, all of the Brothers, the Alpha Wives and friends from far and near enjoyed our Spring Formal at the Bay Shore Pavilion at Buckroe, Virginia. The beautiful ladies in their latest "creations" (Paris and otherwise), the wonderful music of Eddie Cooke and his orchestra and the pervading spirit of friendliness and enjoyment made it a night long to be remembered. It was really "the most"! Our Educational Committee, under the chairmanship of Brother Garland A. Cook, is working with Zeta Lambda Chapter in Newport News, Va., on a program for Education Week to cover the tri-cities area of Hampton, Newport News and Warwick, Va. The program consists of sponsoring an essay contest among the boys of the three high schools of the area; Phoenix, Huntington and Carver High Schools. Awards to the winning contestants will be presented at a public meeting to be held on Sunday, April 27, 1958 at the

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Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Va. The Speaker for the occasion will be our Brother Herman N. Neilson, Director of the Department on Physical Education at Hampton Institute. The chapter is painfully aware of the need for reclaiming delinquent Brothers. Plans are now underway to try to solve this problem in our area and we look confidently forward to success in this venture. We are, at preent, twenty strong but expect to be nearer the thirty mark when this program is completed. If any of our Brothers has found a formula for success in this matter, please step forward and let us all know about it for this seems to be a tough problem all over this area. Edward N. Jones Associate Editor, The Sphinx

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Williams; and Brother Jesse Chandler. The visiting wives were entertained with a "Brunch" and a sightseeing tour by the Alpha Wives Auxiliary. Brother T. W. Cole President-Elect of Wiley College is the Southwestern Vice President.

15 "Lincoln Statuettes'7 Awarded At UNCF's 15th Birthday Party NEW YORK, April 14 — Fifteen "Lincolns," statuettes of the 16th president, were awarded to friends of the United Negro College Fund at a dinner celebrating the 15th anniversary of the organization, Monday evening, April 14. The dinner for 150 was held in the Rainbow Grill (65th floor, 30 Rockefeller Plaza). It was a birthday gift from long-time supporters of the College Fund. The "Lincolns" were given for early and continuing support of the Fund, which was chartered in 1944. Recipients of the specially designed new statuettes included two education foundations, a corporation, a radio network, three newspapers and distinguished individuals. The General Education Board and the Julius Rosenwald Fund received awards for their original grants making possible the first UNCF campaign 15 years ago. Dean Rusk, president of the General Education Board and the Rockefeller Foundation, and Lessing J. Rosenwald accepted the statuettes for their organizations. The International Business Machines Corporation was awarded a "Lincoln" for setting a pattern for corporate giving with its original contribution to the College Fund in 1944. This was the first corporate gift received by the Fund, made many years before corpo-

BROTHER MARTIN LUTHER KING VISITS CALIFORNIA The Western Vice President and the Bay Area Alphas meet and hold a conference with Brother Martin Luther King, at the

beautiful and spacious

home of Brother William Bennett, high atop The Berlcely Hills.

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rations regularly contributed to education and philanthropy. The American Broadcasting Company's "Lincoln" was presented for seven years of continuous weekly programming of choirs of UNCF member schools. Leonard H. Goldenson, president of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres, Inc., accepted the award. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, son of the publisher, accepted the "Lincoln" for The New York Times. The Times, the New York Herald Tribune and The Pittsburgh Courier were all cited for their early editorial recognition of the national importance of the College Fund. The Courier published the letter which first suggested a pooling of resources by private Negro colleges to make a united appeal for funds. Dr. F. D. Patterson, then president of Tuskegee Institute, wrote the original letter. The award was accepted by Mrs. Robert L. Vann, president and treasurer of the Courier. Another award recipient was John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who has served as chairman of the College Fund's National Council since its inception. John D. Rockefeller III accepted the "Lincoln" for his father. James E. Stamps, founding president of the National Council UNCF Alumni, was also awarded a "Lincoln." A regional director of the Social Security Board in Chicago, Mr. Stamps is the moving spirit behind the Alumni Council's activities on behalf of the Fund. Other "Lincoln" recipients were: Thomas A. Morgan, formerly chairman of the board of the Sperry Corporation, and first chairman of the Fund's board of directors; Mrs. Chauncey L. Waddell, for the 13th year chairman of the Fund's women's division; Samuel D. Leidesdorf, for his many years service as chairman of the foundations committee; Mrs. Hall Park McCullough, for giving the hospitality of her home during the past ten years for presentation of the UNCF story; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoving, for heading UNCF's first appeal as campaign chairman and women's division chairman, respectively; and Dr. F. D. Patterson, founder and president of the College Fund. The "Lincolns" were presented by Dr. Buell G. Gallagher, president of the City College of New York, formerly president of Talladega, a UNCF member college, and Dr. Benjamin E. MAY, 1958

Mays, president of UNCF's Morehouse College. Lindsley F. Kimball, executive vice president of the Rockfeller Foundation, was the principal speaker at the dinner. C. D. Jackson, vice president of Time Inc., served as toastmaster. "The incomparable Hildegarde," internationally famous chanteuse, entertained the guests. Stanley C. Hope, president of Esso Standard Oil Company, and 1958 national campaign chairman, presided. "Although many of the UNCF campaigns across the country are already under way, the birthday dinner marks the official opening of the 1958 appeal," Mr. Hope said. "Most of the 120 communities conducting formal UNCF appeals will campaign during the spring months. A few cities, towns and college campuses schedule the UNCF campaign in the fall. But in each community, volunteers will work to raise the money needed to meet 10 per cent of this year's operating costs of the Fund's 33 member colleges." The 1958 national goal is $2,250,000.

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TALLADEGA, ALA. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As the 1957-58 academic year draws to its end, Alpha Beta looks back over the many months in critical appraisal of its activities. Of the eight new Sphinxmen who were presented to the college family at a chapter presentation of the movie Joan of Arc, on September 29, 1957, seven crossed the burning sands on October 28, 1957. They are: Brothers Neely Levy, Donald Armfield, Leonard Smith, Charlie Coleman, Edgar Wilson, Charles McCarroll, and Gene Bradley. A unique feature of this year's probation was a complete de-emphasis on "Conspicuous dress." The seven probates crossed over into Alphadom without the usual fanfare and public display to the amazement of the entire campus. Other chapter activities included our observance of Founder's day on December 3, 1957. Brother William H. Hale of Clark College was the principal speaker. During Citizenship Week, brothers

volunteered to go into high schools in surrounding communities to speak on the importance of Education and Good Citizenship. Brother Charles McCarroll represented Alpha Beta at the Southern Regional Conference at Mobile, Ala. where he participated on an undergraduate panel designed to minimize undergraduate problems. In view of the many problems common to undergraduate chapters in this area, Alpha Beta served as host chapter to a highly successful conference of Alabama Undergraduate chapters in Alpha. One of the high points of this conference was a resolution protesting the evils of segregation and a plea for the recognition of human rights. Alpha Beta is proud of the achievements of her senior brothers. Brother Richard English a senior from Detroit, Michigan, and president of Alpha Beta and a recipient of an Alpha Phi Alpha scholarship, was one of three finalists in competition for a Rhodes Scholarship. Brother English will attend the University of Michigan on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship next year. His field is history. Brother Alfonzo Reed, a senior from Bessemer, Alabama, will attend the University of Vermont on an $1800 assistantship from that university. Brothers Reed's field is biology. Brother Archie Epps, a senior from Lake Charles, La., will attend the Harvard University Divinity School. Brother William Childs, a senior from Little Rock, Arkansas has been accepted and will attend the University of Arkansas School of Medicine at Little Rock. His field is Chemistry. Brother Alonzo Pettus, also of Little Rock will attend the University of Cincinnati School of Law. His field is history. Brother Perlesta Hollingsworth of Arkansas' capitol city also plans to attend medical school. His field is chemistry. Brother Thomas Bolden will begin a teaching career next year. Brothers Matthew Bowie, Wesley Avery, and Herbert Henderson all plan to work in scientific laboratories next year. To conclude our activities for this year, Alpha Beta is presenting in recital, Thomas J. Flagg, pianist and Roland Braithwaite organist. (Continued on Page 30) PAGE 29


KAPPA

CHAPTER Ohio State University

COLUMBUS, OHIOâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The A Phi A brothers at Ohio State have suddenly emerged as ambassadors of good will. In the past year-and-a-half, the chapter as a body has traveled more than 1500 miles throughout Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania; carried on correspondence with more than 13 undergraduate chapters in the midwestern and eastern states. In all phases of this little project, the felowship received was one of the finest that can be gotten out of college life. Although the chapter was dorment for many years, it was not due to nonexistence, but rather to formulate plans for a resurgence to new heights on the OSU campus. And out of these formulative years have emerged a new and greater chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at Ohio State. As a result of it's new found life Kappa chapter has become one of the pillars of the fraternity system at Ohio State, which is composed of 49 social fraternities of which three are Negro. In the past two years A Phi has received an overall B-plus rating from the Dean of Men's Office, pressing such stalwarts as Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Zeta Beta Tau, Sigma Alpha Mu, and Alpha Tau Omega for top flight recognition. Its members have broken all forms of racial barriers in the various schools and campus activities. Among the such first with which the chapter is credited are, the entry of Brother Bob Wright into Optometry School and the National Ops Honorary, Omega Epsilon Phi. The chapter also became the first Negro organization to join one of the Campus Political parties. Brother Presley its cheif delegate, has become so influential in the party that he is now a member of the party screening committee, which screens all candidates that the party runs for office. Among the candidates which the chapter hopes will be successful in the forthcoming May elections are Brother Norman Walker, for Junior Class Senator and little brother Michael Gilchrist, for Sophomore Senator. While Brother Nesbitt (Varsity Football writer) and little brother Hunter (Varsity Basketball and Track writer) have become the two most respected sports writers on the campus daily. PAGE 30

In athletics Kappa chapter has excelled in giving the Buckeyes varsity squads some of its finest players, such as All-American guard for 1957 in football, Brother Aurelius Thomas, and some other illustrious Alphas to wear the Scarlet and Gray in the past few years were Brother Jim Roseboro, All-Big Ten halfback, in 1956 and Brother Lawrence Greene, number 2 man on the Varsity Fencing team and the only Negro fencer in the Big Ten. In Intramural Athletics, A Phi finished 5th out of a field of 25 in the the Indoor-Track Meet for fraternities. and in Football and Basketball, the teams went through the Semi-Finals and Quarter-Finals of tournament play. By proving to be such a strong athletic power, Brothers were placed on All-Star teams for the first time in intramurals. Brothers, Gilbert, 1st team halfback, Wright and Clinkscale, third team backs. While in Basketball, little brother Don Branson, made first team at forward, and was the leading scorer in intramural play for the season; averaging better than 20 points a game. Little brother Branson is also considered to be a prize baseball player. The St. Louis Cardinals thought so much of him as a future star, that they signed him to a bonus contract upon completion of high school last season and he is now with the Omaha Cardinals. Perhaps the pride and joy of all the members of the chapter is the newly acquired Alpha Club House, due largely through the efforts of the graduate chapter and Rev. Brother A. L. Mason. Located 2 blocks from the campus, the house is supervised and run by the undergraduate chapter. Here they are able to hold their meetings, study, socialize and put up out of town guests. Although it is not a fraternity house, it is a positive step in the right direction and serves as an excellent training ground for the time when a house shall be a reality. In any organizations climb to the top there has to be a guiding force, and a dynamic person behind it. In

â&#x20AC;˘ Alpha Beta (Continued from page 29) Officers for next year are: A. Knighton Stanley, president, Charlie Coleman, vice-president, Charles McCarroll, corresponding secretary, Howard Smith, recording secretary, Edgar Wilson, chaplain, Charles McCarroll, Editor-to-theSphinx, Dean of Pledgees, John Anderson, Neely Levy, Historian, Earl McCaskill, treasurer and Parliamentarian, Leonard Smith, Sgt.-atArms, Gene Bradley, Financial Secretary. With these achievements behind us, and the dreams of the future before us, the brothers of Alpha Beta desire to maintain the principles and high ideals of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Brother Recieves Citation Brother L. Maynard Catchings, chaplain of Mu Lambda Chapter and Associate Secretary of the Student Department of the National Board of the YMCA was given a citation by the West Honolulu Rotary Club following his address to the club on "The Status of Civil Rights on the Mainland". Brother Catchings has served since 1953 as Secretary for the Committee on Interracial and Intercultural Relations of the National Student Council of the YMCA. During this period he has visited and worked with student and faculty groups on more than 100 College and University campuses in the U.S.A.

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XI CHAPTER WILBERFORCE, OHIO — The school year starting from September, 1957 has been as in previous years, another successful succession of events instigated by our chapter. The events of the year were initiated by our Annual Smoker held on November 9, with Brother Dr. Rambert Stokes, President of Wilberforce University, delivering the main address. Following this occasion we held our Little Probation which ushered into our ranks a group of new Sphinxmen. This event was closely followed by our Annual Big Probation, which saw five men of quality join the ranks of Alphadom. The new Brothers are as follows: Millard Wheeler, Milton Williams, Jon Goshay, James Avery, Hinton Brazelton, thus swelling our total number to twenty-five members, and leaving our pledge club with ten members. Our ranks are also fortified with an interest group consisting of twenty-two men. The highlight of the year for the fraternity and the school was the "Alpha Night of Stars." The evening was spotlighted with the crowning of the Xi Chapter Sweetheart, Miss Ernestine Daniels, who is a neophite A.K.A., hailing from New Haven, Conn. The officers for the year are as follows: President, Brothers Harry James White; Vice-President, Lewis Walker; Secretary, Jerry Wayne Barnett; Corresponding Secretary, Joseph Arnold; Treasurer, Harding Dunlop; Parliamentarian, Rufus Arterberry; Sergeant-at-arms, Robert Pruitt. Under this administration, Xi Chapter is excelling, as it has in the past. Campus leadership and scholarship are the real criteria by which most organizations are judged, and by using this as our criteria Xi Chapter definitely excels. Campus positions held by Xi members are: President of Jr. Class, Brother Wilson; President of the Pre-Law Council and assistant in the Department of Economics, Brother Arterberry; Assistant College Pastor, Brother Pruitt; University Organist, Brother Smith; President of the Men's Dormitory Council, Parliamentarian of the Pan-Hellenic Council, and Parliamentarian of the Jr. Class, Brother Walker. Xi Chapter delights in encouraging MAY, 1958

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Good Program Planning WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Annual Ceremony for those Brothers entering Omega Chapter during 1957 was a very impressive arrangement. This service was prepared by Chapter Champlain, Brother J. Clinton Hoggard and the men in attendance were deeply touched. Following the regular business meeting the members reassembled upstairs in the large living room where the lights were extinguished, four candles were burning on the center table (number depends upon deceased Brothers). Musical Recording "Come Sweet Death"—J. S. Bach Reading—Portion of "Thanatopsis"— Brother James M. Thompson Roll Call of deceased Brothers—by Chapter Secretary Words of Commemoration — Two Minute Tribute to: scholarship. Evidencing this fact, a $50.00 scholarship is given annually to the highest rank freshman student during our observance of Educational Week. The Brothers of Xi tip their hats to Brothers Wilson and Walker, who received four (4) point averages for their Winter quarter's work. One can vividly see that the light of Xi Chapter stands as the torch of Promethian Fire. "The essence of life is not in being but in becoming." Brother Lewis Walker Acting Editor to the Sphinx

Brother Walter Garvin by Brother Merrill Curtis Brother Edward Howard by Brother Wilbur Sewell Brother Clarence Greene by Brother Burke Syphax Brother Emmett J. Scott by Brother Robert W. Mance Reading—"Fierce As The Wild Billows"—read by Brother James M. Thompson The Alpha Hymn—led by Brother Moses W. Beasley, Jr. The Alpha Prayer—led by Brother Robert P. Johnson The Mizpah—led by Brother Aubrey Robinson, Chapter President Unfortunately Brother J. Clinton Hoggard was on a mission to Ghana and Nigeria, West Africa. Brother Merrill Curtis was in charge. The monthly programs continue to (Continued on page 32)

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DELTA O M I C R O N PARTICIPATES IN A N "EDUCATIONAL ASSIST" Brothers of Delta Omieron Chapter confirming plans that will be executed in the Bay Area's Educational Assist Program. The brothers of the chapter in the picture are as following: Front Row (Left to Right)—Louie Irwin, Secretary; Leonard Casanares, Editor of the SPHINX; Bill Anderson, Parliamentarian; Back Row—Tommy Henderson, Dean of Pledges; George Abrams, Vice President; George R. Walker, President; and Melvin Bell, Assistant Dean of Pledges.

"Educational Assist... Quiet Study Rooms" OAKLAND, Calif.—This semester, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area saw the opening of the first of a series of "Educational Assist — Quiet Study Rooms" conceived by the East Bay Guidance Council with assistance and support from Delta Omieron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The Brothers are donating their knowledge and time to assist junior high and high school youths in their basic three R's, so that they might be better prepared to meet the challenges and responsibilities in a modern society. The Educational Assist Program, initiated at St. Paul's A.M.E. Church in Berkeley, California, is the first of a series of church housed projects. To start the program, over twenty youths came to seek the assistance of the Guidance Council and members of the chapter. In keeping with the educational ideals of Alpha, the Brothers of Delta Omieron feel that this is a noteworthy project, one that they hope PAGE 32

will expand into other regions in meeting this need. The Far Western Vice President, Brother Harold R. Jones, is very active as the overall director of the E.B.G.C. and its educational program. Brother Jones, who has done extensive research in this area of education, also has produced several pamphlets, e.g., "An Educational Assist," "A Short Manual on How to Study," and "The Art of Preparing For and Getting Jobs." Delta Omicron's president, Brother George R. Walker, spears the instructional phase of the program and serves as teaching coordinator. Leonard Casanares Editor to the Sphinx Delta Omieron Chapter

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be well attended and outstanding Brothers are principal speakers each month. THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1958—Brother Herman A. Branson, Ph.D., Pro-

fessor and Head, Department of Physics, Howard University. Subject: "Physics and Modern Warfare" Brother Branson brought equipment to demonstrate radio activity and his remarks were very timely as Sputnik had just been released. Co-Chairman—Brother Millard R. Dean THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1958 — Brother Joseph H. Douglass, Ph.D., Program Coordination Officer—Office of Secretary, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Topic: "Current Problems and Dimensions in American Education" Brother Douglass brought a message of the varying degrees of education backed by facts from his department that provoked quite a discussion. Co-Chairman—Brother Joseph Waddy THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1958 — Brother Phillip Sadler, M. S., Speci(Continued on Page 34) THE SPHINX


Of Whom We Are Proud OXFORD, OHIO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; On February 14 at 8:00 another chapter of personal progress was added to the Scrolls of Delta Upsilon Chapter. At that eventful moment the Brothers extended the Arm of Alpha to James Tobiason the first Caucasion pledged to Alpha Phi Alpha in Ohio. Upon entering the Sphinx Club Little Brother Tobiason was elected secretary. In carrying out the mandates of the Sphinx Club, Little Brother Tobiason maintains many interests around campus. A side from earning a 2.7 point average last semester, Little Brother Tobiason participates in league bowling and just recently won the Miami University Open Three-Coushion and Pocket Billiard tournament. Rising to eternal heights in leadership, scholarship, and fraternal bond is Delta Upsilon's Walter W. Morrison. Although only a sophomore Brother Morrison has carried the Alpha Banner with imbued distinctions. Hailing from Bluefield West Virginia Brother Morrison matriculated at Miami University as a pre-law student in 1956. After crossing the "burning sands" on November 23, 1957, Brother Morrison became known around campus as the "Senator" for his outstanding oratorical abilities and meticulous dress. Among his many varied activities are treasurer and chairman of the debating committees of the Miami Young Democrats, member of the YMCA Cabinet, affiliated with YMCA Business Enterprises, Wesley and Allen Foundations, and Canterbury Club. In March Brother Morrison was the 1958 winner of the Fisk Oratorical Contest for male students of Miami University. For this distinction he is now a member of Miami Speakers Bureau. His chapter activities include assistant corresponding secretary, representative to the Interfraternity Council, member of IFC's Select Committee on the Fraternity System. Brother C. Anderson Davis appointed "the Senator" as Assistant Regional Director if the Midwest Region and Undergraduate Orator at the Midwest Regional Convention. In spite of these many activities Brother Morrison manages to maintain high scholastic standing. With humility, integrity, and auspicious fraternalism, Delta Upsilon proposes a toast of gratitude to Brother Walter W. Morrison. MAY, 1958

HERE IS A G O O D IDEA A STUDENT U N I O N FUND drive was initiated at Lincoln University of Missouri recently by members of the undergraduate Alpha Psi chapter, who turned over a check for $150.00 to get the drive underway. The Alphas are taking the first step and are hoping to start a "snowball" effort on the part of students, faculty and alumni in getting the drive underway. Officers of the chapter shown (from I. to r.) presenting the check to Dr. Earl E. Dawson, president of Lincoln, are: Eddie Miller, senior from Charleston, Mo.; Floyd Coleman, senior from Boonville, Mo.; Robert Flowers, senior from Evansville, Indiana; President Dawson, and Samuel Johnson, a senior from Marshall, Mo. SAUNDERS PHOTO

Chapter dreams are soon to be martialized when Delta Upsilon hopes to secure a fraternity house by September. Presently the Brothers are negotiating with the Lambda Chi Alpha's for their spacious chapter house. Heading the chapter housing is Brother Marvin Stenson who's guiding hand, maturity, and level display of judgment has aided the chapter immeasurably. By next fall the Brothers hope to have the "Banner" waving from the "ALPHA HOUSE".

Symbolizing the ideals of Alpha is Brother Joseph D. Young who recently crossed the "burning sands". Among the first to welcome Brother Young into the chapter were Brother President Eddie Hill and Brother Selma Gamble two touted All-American gridiron stars. Also to greet Brother Young were two brothers who have carried the "Alpha Banner" beyond the American shores, Leon Simmons and Leon Nearon of Bermuda.

DELTA O M I C R O N LAMBDA CHAPTER Officers and some of the members of the Delta Omicron Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Fraternity. Incorporated are shown at the February 1958 meeting on the campus of Maryland State College, Princess Anne, Maryland. Seated (from left to right) are newly elected officers: Brothers Vernon E. McCain, Secretary; Francis H. Harris, President; James D. Singletary, Vice President; and Clifford H. Humbles, Treasurer. Standing are some of the members (from left to right): Brothers Claud C. Marion, Stephen Camper, W . Colridge Moore and J . C . King. Other active members (not on picture) are: Brothers Theodore Briggs, Simone J. DeVane, W . Augustus Low, E. A. Purnell, G. Herbert Sembly and O'iver H. Williams.

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(Continued From Page 32) al Assistant To Commissioner (Racial Relations)—Public Housing. Topic: "Public Housing in the U. S.A." Brother Sadler informed our members of the aspects of public housing as against federal housing and the fact that we should be more aware since housing affects so many facets of everyday life. Social plans for the Annual Formal Spring Dance are being arranged by Chairman, Brother Charles I. Cassels. The affair will be held at the Presidential Arms Ballroom for approximately 800 members and guests. (Continued on Page 36) PAGE 34

sion was Brother Dr. Twiley Barker, president of Beta Iota Lambda. In December, the initiation of twenty-six well selected young men for membership into the Sphinx Pledge Club took place. Of the group was the president of the sophomore class, the former president of the freshman class, many varsity athletes, and an excellent division of scholastic achievements and potentiality. The remaining weeks before the Xmas vacation witnessed the annual founders observance and our first semester help week. Upon returning from the Xmas vacation, it is traditional that the activities of Beta Sigma in abundance ceases until after the first semester examinations are completed. When they were completed, the chapter resumed its activities with a serenade and frolic on the campus. Thus the chapter was rolling again. The second semester saw a new policy adopted by Beta Sigma regarding the Sphinx Pledge Club. A "Concentrated Study Program" was initiated, wherein each pledge became required to attend the study program four hours each night at a specially designated place for the purpose of studying. The Law Building of our school was graciously donated by its Dean, Brother A. A. Lenoir, and was accepted because of its ideal location on the campus, which proved to be an excellent place of seclusion. The "study program" is being used to combat the grade of decline of neophytes of the chapter. With the second semester now well in hand, and the chapter financially stable, Beta Sigma looks forward to the work that it still has to do. Our calendar shows the following activities for the balance of the semester: (1) Beta Sigma's All Greek Sing, (2) Probation and Initiation Banquet, (3) Voteless People Campaign, (4) Annual Public Affairs, (5) Campus Elections, (6) Spring Formal, (7) Sphinx Club Initiation, (8) Graduation Party For Visiting Parents. Our traditional yearly activities are as follows: (1) Serenading and fellowship twice monthly. (2) Housing and socialization for all visiting brothers at S.U. via athletic affairs, etc. (3) Visiting of at least one undergraduate chapter with-

in the state to share fraternal fun and experiences. The chapter operates on a "moneyin-the-bank" policy." The treasurer and the president are the sole voices in relation to chapter expenditures. We make use of the "requisition method" in our financial endeavorings. There exist three funds, namely: "the Pertinent Bulk Fund of $500.00," which is kept in a checking account in one of the city banks; the "Pertinent Minus Fund of $100 minus," for miscellaneous transactions; and the "Loan Fund," which was established in 1957 via a donation of Brother Richardson of Indianapolis, Indiana. This was established to aid brothers of the chapter in difficult and trying times, and is strengthened each year by donations of graduated Beta Sigma men after they have been employed in their professional fields. With this type of financial operation, Beta Sigma is able to operate throughout the school year quite smoothly. The Brothers individually are the most respected students on our campus. They are not old-fashioned by a long shot, but adhere profoundly to the prevailing principles of our fraternity's founding. They participate in all phases of student life, leading in all of their undertaking, "as is expected of Alpha Brothers," as they say here at Southern. Brothers St. Amant and Davis are stalwart leaders of the Student Government. Brothers Posey, Mouton, Bennett, Lloyd, Lewis, Perkins, Roberts, and Wilmer are the leading figures in ROTC. Brothers Don Moss and John Perkins are the dynamic leaders of the ever powerful Methodist group at S.U., having distinguished themselves gloriously this year. Brother Moss was the sole representative of the state of Louisiana (white and Negro) at the National Methodist Christian meet, which was held at the United Nations in New York City and in Washington during the month of March. Brother Perkins represented the group at the Methodist meet held at the University of Kansas during the Christmas season. Brother William Woodruff is captain of the Jaguar football squad, and Brother Richard "Dickie" Hill recently set a javelin record at the Austin Tillotson track and field meet in Austin, Texas. To comment on the achievements of the forty-eight men of Beta Sigma would indeed comprise a pint-size book. Therefore, in summation, it is (Continued on Page 36) THE SPHINX


Beta Omicron Glows!

BROTHERS OF BETA UPSILON Left to Right Brothers Solomon Cox, Samuel Dickerson, Lawrence McAdory, Carroll Allen and Philip Davis. Kneeling, Matthew H. Davison and Albert V. Bens. Missing are Julius C. Hope, Willie C. Armstrong, Willie P. Thomas and William Winston.

"Beta Upsilon It's What's Happening" Montgomery, Alabamaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;During the past several months, Beta Upsilon has been very active in extra curricular activities. Among these activities, the brothers have presented their Founder's Day program. The Speaker for the occasion was Brother George W. Jones, who is the Dean of Sophomore College and also in charge of the Department of Sociology at Alabama State College. Recently, eleven (11) new brothers were installed into Dear 'ol Alpha Land. These brothers have been quite an asset to our chapter. They are Brothers: Sammy Boyd, Joseph Holley, Raymond McKnight, Wallace Maryland, Lawrence Miller, Henry Moton, Jerome Thomas, Marvin Thomas, John Sawyer, Charlie Varner, Jr. and James Vinson. The Officers installed were: Brothers: Matthew Dawson, President; Samuel Dickerson, Vice Pres.; Joseph Holley, Recording Sec; Charlie Varner, Jr., Corresponding Sec; Philip R. Davis, Financial Sec.-Treasurer; William Winston, Sgt.-at-arms; Julius C. Hope, Chaplain; Dean of pledges, Carroll Allen; Parliamentarian, J. C. Hope; Editor to Sphinx, Joseph Holley. Other Brothers are: Raymond McKnight, Henry Moton, Wallace Maryland, Jerome Thomas, Marvin Thomas, John Sawyer, James "Cloudy" Vinson, Sammie Boyd, and Lawrence "Willie" Miller. SPHINX CLUB: Clyde Bumpers, Alphonzo McClaney, Richard Henderson, Joe Woods, Elias Pugh, Alvin Gee and Isaral Tolbert (blind). MAY, 1958

BETA UPSILON SPHINX CLUB SWEETHEART Miss Frimella Jones

There is no question about it, yes, Alpha is what's happening on this campus, because of the fact Alpha has the best singing group on campus, the highest scholastic averages among the fraternities and the best well rounded men of all. Last quarter we goofed on our grades and the AKA's won the trophy, however, we will regain it at the end of this quarter. Recently we were commended for presenting the best programs in the College Sunday School. We are also, seeking to win first place in the Jabberwock which will be presented by Delta (Continued on Page 36)

NASHVILLE, TENN.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;As the nip of Indian summer returned to the air and all modes of transportation were jammed with students returning to college everywhere, the Brothers of Beta Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. too, directed their feet, thoughts, and efforts 1:0 Tennessee State University. "Manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind . . . " were the woi ds that found their way into every brother's thinking. The personal pride of individual accomplishment coupled with group excellence was to spirit our total effort throughout the year. Traditionally, we opened our social calendar with the Annual Smoker which was set in the nostalgic mood of Greenwich Village, a fitting atmosphere for relaxation, casual chatting, making acquaintances, and voluptuous sights.The evening was topped with a gay dance with the lovely sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The music was provided by the combos of Brothers Bennie "Hank" Crawford and George Bugg. Many may think spooks, ghouls and assorted hobgoblins are figments of the tortured imagination but the multitude of students who attended the Halloween dance probably still have their doubts. You see, that night the Inner Sanctum of Alpha Phi Alpha set the cauldron to boil and out bubbled, (with much toil, mind you) a truly enjoyable evening, spooks and all. Some danced in fiendish glee, while others chanted charming incantations into the ears of their dates. The whole affair was truly charming. Brother Bennie Crawford's new, swinging octet provided a luscious score of music. The political facet of campus life is well integrated with men of Alpha. The opportunity to govern one's self here on this campus is but a test of both self and group discipline in later life. Such Brothers as Rubin Perry, President of the Student Council, also recently initiated into Alpha Kappa Mu, a scholastic honorary society; Hoke Glover, chairman of the newly organized Men's Senate; and Phil Petrie, President of the Junior Class, are but a few of our brothers who havi sought to excel. Rom 103 (the official "frat" room) (Continued on Page 38) PAGE 35


This Is Beta Sigma

(Continued from page 34) quite easy to say that Beta Sigma is forty-eight strong in strength, loyalty, and pride for her sons. Our officers this year are as follows: President, Clyde R. Bennett; Vice President, Donald Moss; Recording Secretary, John Perkins; Corresponding Secretary, William Mackey; Treasurer, John A. Sartin; Dean of Pledges, J. E. Penny well; Dean of Probation, Robert Tunley; Chaplain, Charles Gordon; Parliamentarian, Paris Davis; Sergeantat-Arms, William Lloyd; Editor to Sphinx, Franklin Milner; Education & Concentrated Study Director, Lee A. Gaylor; Athletic Director, Dickie Hill; Photographer, Rufus Loud; Custodian, Richard Arey; and Sponsor; Mr. Clifford Seymour, Head of Department of Recreation, Southern University.

MEMBERS OF BETA O M I C R O N CHAPTER—TENNESSEE A. AND I. STATE UNIVERSITY (l-r) First row: Brother Rubin Perry; Dr. Walter S. Davis, university's president; Brother Phil Petrie, president. Second row: Brothers Mitchell Green; J. Edward Smith, Jr., Corr. Secretary; Melvin Wright; Clarence Dortch; Albert Hudson; Robert Greer; -elvin Owens; Gilbert M. Fisher; Harold Moon; Donald Jones; Robert Griffin; Cupid R. Poe; Aaron A. Powell, Chaplain. Third row: Brothers Samuel F. Irby; Wendell L. Collins; Benjamin Butler, Musician; Samuel Martin, Rec. Secretary; Robert Wesley; Fred L. Brown; Donald Perry, Dean of Pledges; Edison Morrison; Harold West; Donald J. McGriff; Orlando Green; Harold Winfrey, Sargeant-at-Arms; Cornelius Drake; Gerald Elis, Athletic Director; Joe Osborne; Pentecost Benns; Hoke S. Glover, "Veep." Fourth row: Brothers Alcide DeJean King Parliamentarian; William Pryor, Program Director; James C. Jackson, Associate Editor to the Sphinx; Wallace Roberson; Elmer Brabson; Gaston Sanders.

(Continued from page 35) During the Week of April 21-28, we will observe Education For Citizenship at various high schools in the city. Such schools include Booker T. Washington, Gorge Carver, Alabama State College Laboratory and Mt. Meigs Industrial School. We were (as usual) highly commended for our performance last year. What we are doing is not something special, but is the job for every chapter that bears the name Alpha Phi Alpha. Also in our Community, we stress that "A Voteless People is a Hopeless People". Brother General President Paige was a guest on our campus during March, we were honored to have him in our presence. On April 13th. Brother Harper T. Philips was presented by the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for a one man art exhibit. Beta Upsilon Chapter is every thing that the House of Alpha says. Also, first in exerything constructive in Montgomery, Alabama.

• CHAPTER RELOCATES Front row seated from left to right: Brothers R. Smiley, O. Shannon, O. Montgomery, N. Willis, W . Rivers, D. Williams, G. Gray, F. Green. Standing from left to right: Brothers J. Wilson, V. Harrell, H. Campbell, O . Wilson, R. Streator, J. Woodson, H. Colbert, C. Milton, M. Bohanon, W . Simms, W . Gray, R. Curtis, absent The group photograph of nineteen men represent undergraduates who were initiated into Alpha Eta Chapter April 27, 1957. Thlss chapter was originally located at Stowe Teacher's College, this city, and became inactive primarily due to the fact that this school was closed about three years ago when St. Louis schools were completely integrated. Brother C. Anderson Davis, Midwestern Vice President. This is definitely a first for any predominantly Negro Greek letter organization at this University.

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Beta Upsilon

Good Program

(Continued from page 34) This party is highlighted by the huge Alpha circle when the hymn is sung. Brother Howland Ware, Chairman, Membership Committee, is working hard to keep this Chapter with the largest number of financial members. Nathan R. Dean THE SPHINX


Chapters Emphasis On Reclamation Pittsburgh, Pa. — The Graduate Chapter in the Steel City brings you greetings and news from Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter. The newly elected officers are as follows: Brother Charles Angell, President; Brother Leroy Patrick, Vice President; Brother Wilbur Douglass, Senior Secretary; Brother Charles Cuthbert, Treasurer, Brother William Dorsey, Sergeant-atArms; and Brother William H. Nicholson, Associate Editor of Sphinx. The young and energetic Brother Charles Angell was elected to the presidency of Alpha Omicron Lambda, succeeding debonair Brother Howard Hariston. The first meeting of this year under the leadership of Brother Angell was well attended and plans formulated for a big fraternal year. Program emphasis is upon reclamation—with Brother Forest L. Parr Chairman and Brother Paul Williams as co-chairman. Brother Williams, by the way, was appointed by Brother Charles A. Broaddus as the Regional Representative in the Eastern Region. Outstanding event of the year was the two day Chapter House Day and 30th Anniversary Celebration of Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter. This celebration began with a Saturday night stag with Brother Charles A. Broadduss as guest speaker, and ended Sunday with an eloquent and scholarly sermon delivered by Brother Charles H. Foggie. Brothers at Alpha Omicron Lambda realize "Our Future Lies In Reclamation". We are doing now all we possibly can to bring back delinquent Alphas into the folds of Alphadom. Thus far this year our able program chairman Howard Hariston has

brought to the Chapter several notable Brothers for fellowship and inspiration. These include Jewel George B. Kelley, and Brothers Charles A. Broadduss, Vice President of the Eastern Region, Aaron Brown of the StolkesPhelps Foundation; Lester Granger and R. Maurice Moss of the National Urban League. Alpha Omicron Lambda is setting the stage for big social events in Pittsburgh and all visiting Brothers are invited to participate in these activities. Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter schedules the following social events: Spring Formal—June 20th—Webster Hall Hotel, and the 29th Annual Outing Friday, July 18th—North Park Lodge. May we close with the words of Kingsley "to give, not take; to serve, not rule; to nourish, not devour and to help, not crush." We at Alpha Omicron Lambda hope to serve. William H. Nicholson Associate Editor of Sphinx for Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter

SIDNEY A. JONES

"Sphinx Alpha Man of the Month" Brother Jones has served as Acting General Secretary of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity since the resignation of Brother James

Reclaim Your Brothers

Huger. Such volunteer service merits recognition.

-m

TWELFTH SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL CONVENTION, OKLAHOMA CITY,

MAY, 1958

OKLAHOMA

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AT THE MID-POINT: a Review and o Forecast JACKSON, MISS.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Everyone is doing it. . . fighting a recession and so is Alpha Epsilon Lambda Chapter, fighting the recession of interest and activitiy about which the Committee on Public Policy of our Fraternity wrote. Last year represented the year of least activity in the recent history of our Chapter; nevertheless, this year was begun with a new determination. In the making is a rejuvenation of Alpha life which should result in the highest level of activities-ever. These efforts are to be full crowned with the expectation of the Southern Regional Convention returning to Jackson in 1960. Consider this your personal invitation. Discussion of several facets of "The Status of Negro Education in Mississippi" have highlighted most of our meetings. For Mr. and Mrs. Public, a Valentine Dance was given. Favorable

comments on the affair are still being heard and received. April was our busiest month. Brother Willams gave the Keynote address at the Southern Regional Convention in Mobile, Alabama. On Sunday, April 13th, Brother Lionel H. Newsome, Director of Educatonal Activities, spoke at the public educational services sponsored by the Chapter in Jackson. April 20th-27th found the Brothers distributing posters and circulating other materials encouraging every child in the secondary schools within the jurisdiction of the Chapter to attend College. With the coming of June many brothers will be returning to the rigors of education for personal growth and development. Before their departure the annual picnic for all Brothers, families, and friends will take place at one of the resort areas in the State. Similar activities are contemplated for the months of July and August; there-

by, eliminating a long period void of contact among brothers. The last public effort of the Chapter for the year will be a public program in conjunction with National Citizenship Week. By this time, many miles of comeback trail should have been traveled and an even broader, more detailed program should have been in effect for the new year.

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Beta Omicron (Continued from page 35)

boasts of another trophy for having the prize winning float in the homecoming parade. The school year is now half over, but there are promises of other scholastic and social events in keeping with the Alpha traditional and most popular phase . . . "manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind."

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY'S BETA SIGMA CHAPTER Cadet Colonel, Frank Pasey; Clyde Bennett, President of Beta Sigma; Dr. Clays, President, Southern University; Ronlad E. Grubbs; Lee A. Gaylor; Will A. Hamilton and Cadet Lt. Col. Aras Manton.

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THE SPHINX


If you have not been vaccinated against polio, you, too, are gambling with your life. The fact that millions of others have been vaccinated gives you no protection whatever. The protected may not get the paralytic disease. But they are still capable of passing the virus on to others . . . to you. Many parents who have been quick to insist upon vaccinations for their children of school age fail to realize that these same children can still bring the disease into the home, where it may find prime targets among infants and adults who have not had the advantage of Salk shots. You owe it to your family . . . and to yourself... to see that all of you receive maximum protection. No one can tell how widely the virus will be distributed during the coming months. Certainly, you will not be able to detect its presence in your community or your home until somebody gets sick. There is only one way to remove yourself and your children from the target area. Go to your doctor . . . or to your polio vaccination clinic . . . and start your three-shot series TODAY. Don't be among those who waited until it was too late.

XI L A M B D A The Chicago

Alphas

HONORS

presented

a

QUARTER CENTURY

diner

dance

in the

BROTHERS

Sherman

Hotel

on

Friday,

April

18

Chapter Directory

honoring all brothers who had been in the Fraternity for twenty-five years or more. From left to right seated Brothers Sidney A . Jones, Jr., Judge Myles A . Paige, General President and A . W a y man W a r d , Chaplain and Toastmaster. Seated left to right: Brothers A . W e s l e y W a r d , C o - C h a i r m a n , Harold

Langrum, President of Xi Lambda

Chapter,

Frank

Plummer,

one of the first men to

be

initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity after it was organized and has been active for more than f i f t y years, and Charles Washington, C o - C h a i r m a n of Dance C o m m i t t e e .

T W E N T Y - F I V E YEARS W I T H When

Gamma

Lambda

dance at downtown more

ago

were

Detroit's

present:

G r a h a m , C . E. Jackson, derson,

John

Hollis,

Harry

C.

Chapter

Dancy,

Alexander,

row;

Richard

Fort

Front

Shelby

row,

Haley John

its

Bel', Mattox,

ALPHA

Founders

hotel, these

seated

L. B. Burris and

Taylor, President of G a m m a back

celebrated

left

Johnny

Clinton Glover

to

PHI Day

ALPHA March

brothers

right: Leroy

Hurse;

Johnson,

second

with

Dues,

Howard

McNeil;

Harmon,

a

banquet

"made"

row: C . A .

Howard

Lange, W a l t e r

22

who were

25

Givens,

Howell, Third

J.J.

Schine, W i l l i a m

Taylor,

Judge

Myles

Paige, General

MAY, 1958

Hen-

Benjamin

McClendon,

L a m b d a ; S. B. M i l t o n , Percivol Piper, G e o r g e Taylor, B. A . President;

and

or

J. A.

C . L.

row:

G r i f f i t h . General President Paige's address was titled "Alphas Place in Today's Society."

and

years

J . L.

Milton; Clifton

(continued

from page 1)

83. GAMMA SIGMA—Thomas C. Griffin, Delaware State College, Dtover, Delaware 84. GAMMA TAU—Herbert E. Johnson (P), 363 East Shaw Hall, Michigan State University East Lansing, Mich. 85. GAMMA UPSILON—Richard A. Evans (S), Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Miss. 86. GAMMA PHI—John R. Law, Box 816, Tuskegee Institute, Ala. 87. DE1.TA IOTA—INACTIVE 88. GAMMA PSI—Raymond I. Hunley (P), St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, N. C. 89. DELTA ALPHA—Burnett C. Grayson, Jr. (S), Claflin University, Orangeburg, S. C. 90. DELTA BETA—Edward Wilson (P) Bethune College, Daytona Beach. Fla. 91. DELTA GAMMA—Edward Caldwell, Jr. (CS) Alabama A. & M. College, Normal, Ala. 92. DELTA DELTA—Walter H. Jackson, Albany State College, Albany, Ga. 93. DELTA EPSILON—Summer Nunley, 382 Woodlawn Ave., Buffalo 8, N. Y. 94. —D'ELTA ZETA—(Inactive) Syracuse. N.Y. 95. DELTA ETA—Louis Hill Pratt (CS), Savannah State College, Savannah, Ga. 96. DELTA THETA—Jesse Session, Jr. (RS) Texas Southern University, Houston, 4, Texas 97. D'ELTA IOTA—New Brunswick, N. J INACTIVE. 98. DELTA KAPPA—Theodore Casey (P) Alcorn A. & M. College, Lorman, Miss. 99. DELTA MU—William T. Ridgeway (S) 812 Mathewson., Wichita, Kansas 100. DELTA NU—Ernest Brown, Maryland State College, Princess Anne, Md. 300. DELTA XI—Monroe Freeman, Jr. ( P ) , 115 Hughes Hall, Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio 301. DELTA OMICRON—George R. Walker, 746 59th Street, Oakland, Calif. 302. DELTA PI—Theodore R. Young, State Teachers College, Cheyney, Pa. 303. DELTA RHO—Edward T. Diamond, Jr., 3008 E. 25th St., Kansas City, Mo. (•continued on page 40)

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ABOUT OUR BACK COYER In planning the May issue of the Sphinx Magazine the editor and staff members agreed to invite presidents of various state and private colleges to join for a picture with members of the undergraduate chapter. The purpose was two fold, ( I ) recognize in a rather unique way the presidents of many colleges and universities where Alpha Phi Alpha has over the years maintained campus chapters; and (2) to give both the president and the undergraduates another opportunity to realize how important fraternal life on a college campus can be if undergraduates and administration can work our their difficulties together. The first picture shows Dr. James P. Brawley, President of Clark College greeting the college's chapter; the second picture features Dr. James A . Colston, President of Knoxville College surrounded by first row left to right: Brothers Harold Travis, John W . Shelton, Robert Redd, William B. Holmes, Russell W . Smith, Instructor of Voice and Chapter Advisor, Howard Russell, Chapter President, Dr. James A . Colston, President of Knoxville College, Raymond Melton, Donald Cunningham, John Peterson, James F. Myrick, and Walter Cox. Second row, left to right Brothers Kendall Smith, Bernard W a r d , Michael Dicks, Ronald Blackstone, Garmon, Gilford Mckitric, Emmett Shelton, Clarence Frazier, Riley Brown, John Hayes. Willie White and Julius Burton. The third picture finds Dr. Arthur Gray of Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama in the center pictured with chapter members studying at the famed Talladega College; and finally Bethune-Cookman College's President Dr. Richard V. Moore, imbuing chapter members on the Daytona Beach Florida Campus. The undergraduates of Delta Beta Chapter are shown discussing plans for Education Week with Dr. Richard V. Moore, President of Beta Delta Lambda Chapter, Daytona Beach Florida. Reading from left to right: Lawrence Temple, Prince Oliver, Treasurer; Sylvester Humphrey, President; Willie F. Houston, Secretary; Orion Copeland, Dean of Pledgees;; Emmett Kirksey, Herbert Myers, Samuel Hay, Vice President; Dr. Richard V. Moore, President, BethuneCookman College. The undergraduate brothers will notice that every effort was made in planning the May issue to feature the Undergraduate.

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v.,nicago, Illinois—A very important meenng ot tne leaomg orncials ot Alpha

Phi Alpha

Fra-

ternity was held in the National Headquarters of the Fraternity, 4432 South Parkway recently at which t i m e many important and far reaching decisions were m a d e . A m o n g

matters dealt with by

the officers were the importance of the publication of the Sphinx, the magazine of the Fraternity which is published quarterly under the editorship of W . Barton Beatty, program of the Director of Educational Activities headed up by Dr. Lionel Newsom of Southern University, 1958 convention in Philadelphia which will be held at the beautiful Sheraton

Baton Rouge, La.;

H o t e l on D e c . 26-30,

1958; the appointment of a general secretary, the discussion of the annual audit with the Fraternity's auditor, Arthur J . Wilson of C h i c a g o ; the awards which are to be given at the

1958 convention

and other matters of importance. Brother Sidney A . Jones reported that the financial condition of the Fraternity was in the best condition in the Fraternity's history and that the year

1957 ended

with a definite increase in the Fraternity's assets. Persons participating in the proceedings were left to right seated: Sidney A . Jones, Jr., A l d e r m a n C i t y of Chicago and Acting General Judge

Myles

A . Paige, N e w York J u d g e

and General

Banker and G e n e r a l Treasurer; James E. H u g e r ,

President,

Presidential

Meredith

Ferguson,

Assistant, Bethune-Cookman

Secretary; Nashville College,

and Southern Vice President. Standing from left to right: Rev. C . Anderson Davis, Minister of Bluefield, W . Va., Midwestern Vice President, Dr. Tollie Harris, Tulsa Pharmacist, C h a i r m a n of Awards, Dr. Lionel Newsome, Professor at Southern University, Director of Education, Lawrence T. Young of Chicago,

newly elected

General

Secretary; W .

College Fund and Editor of Sphinx,

Barton

Beatty,

Regional

Director

and Dr. T. Winston C o l e , newly elected

United

Negro

President of W i l e y

C o l l e g e , and Southwestern Vice President.

Chapter

Directory

(continued from page 39) 313. EPSILON DELTA—Dr. Oscar W. Ritchie, 304. DELTA SIGMA—Leroy J. Sanford (S), Kent State University, Kent, Ohio Grambling College, Grambling, La. (CS), 2494 S. Lily Avenue, Fresno 6, Calif. 305. DELTA TAU—Eugene A. Anderson (S), St. Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Va. 314. EPSILON EPSILON—Curtiss LeBlanc (P), 204 N. West St. Stillwater, Okla. 306. DELTA UPSILON—Clayton E. Lee (CS), 210 Ogden Hall, Miami University, Oxford, GRADUATE CHAPTERS Ohio 101. ALPHA LAMBDA—Clarence W. Gilliam, 307. DELTA PHI—Charles E. Hicks, Box 7018 4347 Pruitt Court, Louisville, Ky. Jackson College, Jackson, Miss. 102. BETA LAMBDA—James Jeffress (S), 1824 308. DELTA CHI—Van W. Lewis (CS), 44 Paseo Street, Kansas City, Mo. Hancock Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 103. GAMMA LAMBDA — Barton W. Morris 309. DELTA PSI—Reid Anderson (CS), Fla. (S), 293 Eliot Street, Detroit 1, Mich. N. S I. M. College, St. Augustine, Fla. 104. DELTA LAMBDA—Clifton R. Jones, 2504 310. EPSILON ALPHA—Merle Dixon, 69 Port Longwood Street, Baltimore, Md. Lawrence Apts., Toledo, Ohio. 105. EPSILON LAMBDA—E. Keith Pickett 311. EPSILON BETA—Clarence D. Johnson (CS), 4224 W. San Francisco, St. Louis, (SC), 2494 S. Lily Ave., Fresno, Calif. Mo. 312. EPSILON GAMMA—Lee Morris Walton, Bishop College, Marshall, Texas (Continued on Inside Back Cover)

THE SPHINX


(continued

from

page

40)

GRADUATE CHAPTERS 158. BETA OMICRON

106. ZETA LAMBDA—D. L. Jordan (S), 2808 Parrish Ave., Newport News, Va. 107. ETA LAMBDA—William H. Hale, 1209 Fountain Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 108. THETA LAMBDA—Samuel B. Kidd (S), 942 N. Upland St. Dayton, Ohio 109. ITOA LAMBDA—John W. Moore (P), 2916 Paris Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 110. KAPPA LAMBDA—Charles A. Grant (CS). 504 Beech Street, Greensboro, N. C. 111. MU LAMBDA—William H. Smith, Jr. (FS), 605 Irving St. N. W. Washington, D. C. 112. NU LAMBDA—Walker H. Quarles. Jr., Virginia State College, Petersburg, Va. 113. XI LAMBDA—Lincoln A. Blakeney, 1110 E. 45th Street, Chicago, III. 114. OMICRON LAMBDA—C. A. Howze (S), 1000 4th Street, N„ Birmingham, Ala. 115. PI LAMBDA—Lloyd H. Myers (S), 922 W. 11th St., Little Rock, Ark. 116. RHO LAMBDA—J. Mason Davis (CS), 22 Monticello St., Buffalo. N. Y. 117. SIGMA LAMBDA—Henry Thomas, (S), 3558 Virgil Boulevard, New Orleans, La. 118. TAU LAMBDA—Jem Huling (S), 623 W. Trinity Lane, Nashville, Tenn. 119. UPSILON LAMBDA—Ralph B. Stewart (S), 109 E. Union Street, Jacksonville, Fla. 120. PHI LAMBDA—Joseph B. Christmas (S), 719 S. Bloodworth St. Raleigh, N. C. 121. CHI LAMBDA—Thomas E. Kelley (S), Box 132, Wilberforce, Ohio. 122. Psi Lambda—Albert M. Miller. Jr. (S), 1003 E. 11th St.. Chattanooga, Tenn. 123. ALPHA ALPHA LAMBDA — Arthur C. Williams (S), 158 Lincoln Street, Montclair, N. J 124. ALPHA BETA LAMBDA—Carl I. Lynem (S), 407 N. Upper Street, Lexington, Ky. 125. ALPHA GAMMA LAMBDA—James E. Cook, Jr., 2160 Madison Avenue, New York 37, N. Y. 126. ALPHA DELTA LAMBDA—A. B. Owens, Jr., (S), 598 Williams Ave.. Memphis, Tenn. 127. ALPHA EPSILON LAMBDA—R. W. Harrison (S), 229lA Main St., Yazoo City, Miss. 128. ALPHA ZETA LAMBDA—Joseph I. Turner (S), Bluefield State College, Bluefield, W. Va. 129. ALPHA ETA LAMBDA—E. Z. Clouser (S), 3407 Wichita Street, Houston 4, Texas. 130. ALPHA THETA LAMBDA—Chester C. Sutton (S), 1011 N. Ohio St., Atlantic City. N. J. 131. ALPHA IOTA LAMBDA—E. R. Armstead (S), Institute, Institute. W. Va. 132. ALPHA KAPPA LAMBDA—William C. Thomas (CS), 729 Staunton Ave., N.W., Roanoke, W. Va. 133. ALPHA MU LAMBDA—A. B. Coleman (S), 223 Sommerset Drive. Knoxville, Tenn. 134. ALPHA NU LAMBDA—Benjamin H. Crutcher (CS), P. O. Box 21, Tuskegee, Ala. 135. ALPHA XI LAMBDA—Wayman D. Palmer, 568 Oakwood Avenue. Toledo 2. Ohio. 136. ALPHA OMICRON LAMBDA—Wilber C. Douglass (S). 412 Bakewell Building, Pittsburgh 19. Pa. 137. ALPHA PI LAMBDA — James O. Ellis, 1500 E. 1st St. Winston-Salem, N. C. 138. ALPHA RHO LAMBDA — R a y m o n d Thomas, (S), 6 4 ^ N. 22nd St., Columbus. Ohio. 139. ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA — Edward L. Massey, 3930 Wilder Street, Dallas. Texas. 140. ALPHA TAU LAMBDA—Tollie W. Harris (P). 326 Greenwood, Tulsa 6, Okla. 141. ALPHA UPSILON LAMBDA—W. H. Coston (S), Ala. State College, Montgomery, Ala. 142. ALPHA PHI LAMBDA—Theodore R. Green (CS) Norfolk Community Hospital Norfolk, Va. 143. ALPHA CHI LAMBDA — Silas Ingram, 1021 6th Avenue, Augusta, Ga. 144. ALPHA PSI LAMBDA—James Jackson (CS). 1300 Heidt St. Apt. D. Columbia, S.C 145. BETA ALPHA L A M B D A — Raymond Brown, 79 Clendenny Avenue, Jersey City. N. J. 146. BETA BETA LAMBDA—Charles L. Williams, 1200 N. W. 6th Ave., Miami 36, Fla. 147. BETA GAMMA LAMBDA—Harvey O. Freeman (S), 2806 Griffin Ave., Richmond 22, Va. 148. BETA DELTA LAMBDA—R. W. Robinson. P. O. Box 266. Daytona Beach, Fla. 149. BETA EPSILON LAMBDA—L. G. Ashley (S), Box 247, Boley. Okla. 150. BETA ZETA LAMBDA—Cyrus B. Taylor, 805 E. Dunklin St., Jefferson City, Mo. 151. BETA ETA LAMBDA—Carl D. Gibson (S). 1607 N. E. 7th St.. Oklahoma City, Okla. 152. BETA THETA LAMBDA—H. G. Dawson, Jr., C-2 Mutual Drive, Durham, N. C. 153. BETA IOTA LAMBDA—Lewis Lombard, Jr. (S), Southern Branch P. O. Baton Rouge La. 154. BETA KAPPA LAMBDA—lames B. Coaxnm (CS). 322 Ashley Ave., Charleston, S.C. 155. BETA MU LAMBDA—L. E. Anderson (S). P. O. Box 862. Salisbury. N. C. 156. BETA NU L A M B D A - H . W. Norris (S). Johnson C. Smith. Univ.. Charlotte. N. C. 157. BETA XT LAMBTVA—W. T. Bryant, 2731 Franklin St., Omaha, Nebraska

LAMBDA — Curtis A. 1250 Hercules St., Mobile,

Woodard (S), Ala. 159. BETA PI LAMBDA—Albert L. Mattingly (SC), 47 Jefferson St., Albany, N. Y. 160. BETA RHO LAMBDA—James E. Smith (S), 962 W. Federal St., Youngstown 1, Ohio. 161. BETA SIGMA LAMBDA — William A. Jones (S), 115 Cottage Grove Rd., Bloomfield, Conn. 162. BETA TAU LAMBDA—Felix C. Thurmond. 1005 E. Leuda St., Ft. Worth, Texas 163. BETA UPSILON LAMBDA—V. J. Gilmore. 400 Laconte St., Jackson, Tenn. 164. BETA PHI LAMBDA—Wade M. Simmons (S), 930 Wheaton St., Savannah, Ga. 165. BETA CHI LAMBDA—Harry M. Hodges (S), 808 Fondulac St., Muskogee, Okla. 166. BETA PSI LAMBDA—Oscar V. Little, 5835 Ernest Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 167. GAMMA ALPHA LAMBDA—A. R. Ware, Jr. (S), 401 N. Augusta St., Staunton, Va. 168. GAMMA BETA LAMBDA — Arnold W. Wright, Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Ky. 169. GAMMA GAMMA LAMBDA—Luke Chatman, P. O. Box 1311. Greenville, S. C. 170. GAMMA DELTA LAMBDA—Martin K. Austin (P), 1213 S. Fayette St., Beckley, W. Va. 171. GAMMA EPSILON LAMBDA—William N. Snorton (S), 930 Hayes St., Hopkinsville, Ky. 172. GAMMA ZETA LAMBDA — Richard F. Pride. 2907 26th Street, Tampa, Florida. 173. GAMMA ETA LAMBDA—John B. Murphy (S). 1308 E. 12th St., Austin, Texas. 174. GAMMA THETA LAMBDA — Phillip G. Sadler (S), 314 Rogers Rd., Wilmington, Del. 175. GAMMA IOTA LAMBDA—Isadore Liddie (S), 178-120 Leslie Rd., St. Albans, L. I., N. Y. 176. GAMMA KAPPA LAMBDA—B. T. Washington (S), 306 N. 6th St., Wilmington, N.C. 177. GAMMA MU LAMBDA—Samuel E. Russell (S), Fla. A. & M. University, Tallahassee, Fla. 178. GAMMA NU LAMBDA—Allen F. Thornhill. 719 Johnson St., Lynchburg, Va. 179. GAMMA XI LAMBDA—J. T. Wardlaw, 4300 3rd Avenue, S. Minneapolis 9, Minn. 180. GAMMA OMICRON LAMBDA—Ben C. Hampton (S), Albany State College, Albany, Ga, 181. GAMMA PI LAMBDA—James L. Sweatt, 2723 Avenue P, Galveston. Texas. 182. GAMMA RHO LAMBDA—Clarence L. Benford (S), 2205 Madison St.. Garv, Ind. 183. GAMMA SIGMA LAMBDA—Gus T. Ridgel. Box 6, Ft. Valley St. Col., Ft. Valley, Ga. 184. GAMMA TAU LAMBDA — T. L. Ingham, (S), 106 John St., Orange, Texas. 185. GAMMA EPSILON LAMBDA — T. W. Cole, Wiley College, Marshall. Texas. 186. GAMMA PHI LAMBDA—James P. Joshua, 645 62nd St., Oakland, Calif. 187. GAMMA CHI LAMBDA—Charles Kelley (CS), 2526 Fulton Street, San Francisco, Calif. 188. GAMMA PSI LAMBDA—E. L. Fair (S), 32 Grail St., Asheville, N. C. 189. DELTA ALPHA LAMBDA — Henry C. Crawford, 10708 Hampden Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 190. DELTA BETA LAMBDA—Judson H. Furlow, 102 W. County St., Phoebus, Va. 191. DELTA GAMMA LAMBDA—lohn R. Queen (S), 232 Hearne Ave., Cincinnati 29. Ohio 192. DELTA DELTA LAMBDA—R. L. Smith, 431 N. Rosemary Ave., W. Palm Beach, Fla 193. DELTA EPSILON LAMBDA—Billy Jones (P). 342-A E. Broadway, E. St. Louis, 111 194. DELTA ZETA LAMBDA—R. L. Hurst (P). S. C. State College. Orangeburg. S. C. 195. DELTA ETA LAMBDA—Vance Williams (S), R. F. D. No. 4, Topeka, Kansas 196. DELTA THETA LAMBDA—Aaron L. Smith (CS). 519 Pearl St.. Huntsville, Ala. 197. DELTA IOTA LAMBDA—Lorenzo R. Manns 646 3rd Ave., Columbus, Ga. 198. DELTA KAPPA LAMBDA — Clyde L. Reese (P), 305 Sanborn St.. Florence, S. C. 199. DELTA MU LAMBDA—Harold G. Logan (S), 15 Grenada Place, Montclair, N. J. 200. DELTA NU LAMBDA—L. Wilson York (S). 341 Ross St., Danville, Va. 201. GENERAL ORGANIZATION — (Material mailed individually). 202. DELTA XI LAMBDA—Felton A. Johnson (S). 4017 Wilts St.. Orlando. Fla. 203. DELTA OMICRON LAMBDA—Vernon E. McClain. Maryland State College, Princess Anne, Md. 204. DELTA PI LAMBDA—Andrew J. Durgan, 1417 Tremont St.. Selma, Ala. 205. DELTA RHO LAMBDA—U. J. Andrews (P). P.O. Drawer 1598, San Antonio. Texas. 206. DELTA SIGMA LAMBDA — Oliver E. Jackson, A. M. & N. College, Pine Bluff, Ark. 207. DELTA TAU LAMBDA—Aldridge C. Keith (P), 1348 E. Adams St. Phoenix, Ariz.

208. DELTA UPSILON LAMBDA—James C. Leary (S), 1956 Weinstock St., Shreveport, La. 209. DELTA PHI LAMBDA—Monroe Brown, Jr., 3044 23rd Street, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 210. DELTA CHI LAMBDA—Peter C. Murrell (P). 809 W. North Ave., Milwaukee 6, Wis. 211. DELTA PSI LAMBDA—Charles B. Minor, 2300 Williams St., Denver, Colo. 212. EPSILON ALPHA LAMBDA—W. K. Kinnebrew, 1511 N. Palace. Tyler, Texas. 213. EPSILON BETA LAMBDA—W. S. Hutchings (S), 536 New St., Macon, Ga. 214. EPSILON GAMMA LAMBDA—Frank W. Morris. Jr. (P), 11 Wayn* St. Roxbury 21, Mass. 215. EPSILON DELTA LAMBDA—James O. Hopson, Talladega College, Talladega, Ala. 216. EPSILON EPSILON LAMBDA—Henry L. Burke, Box 62, Paul Quinn College, Waco, 217. EPSILON ETA LAMBDA—Harry C. Ward (S), 203 N. Morris St., Portland 12, Ore. 218. EPSILON ETA LAMBDA—Clyde C. Currin (S), 409 E. 13th St., Caruthersville, Mo. 219. EPSILON THETA LAMBDA—Winton T. Williams, North Shore, Pembroke E., Bermuda, B. W. I. 220. EPSILON IOTA LAMBDA—Lloyd Sykes, Box 52. Capron, Va. 221. EPSILON KAPPA LAMBDA—Ulysses G. Mathis (S). P.O. Box 324, Grambling, La. 222. EPSILON MU LAMBDA—NeRoy Anderson (S), 1301 E. Fisher St., Pensacola, Fla. 223. EPSILON NU LAMBDA—John F. Bailey, F. Jr. (RC), 1604 Effingham St. 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 College, Lawrenceville, Va. 226. EPSILON PI LAMBDA—O. H. Jones (S), 1105 S. E. 6th Ave., Gainesville, Fla. 227. EPSILON RHO LAMBDA—W, Edward Murphy (S), P. O. Box 1098, Fayetteville, N. C. 228. EPSILON SIGMA LAMBDA—Willie T. Ellis (S), 903 Bradley Ave., Tarboro, N.C. 229. EPSILON TAU LAMBDA—Alfred T. Kynard (S), Prairie View A. & M. Co. Prairie View, Texas 230. EPSILON UPSILON LAMBDA—William A. Tipper, 1819 Seymour Street, Flint 3, Mich. 231. EPSILON PHI LAMBDA — Burton G. West. 900 Dunbar Ave., Port Arthur, Texas. 232. EPSILON CHI LAMBDA — Edward N. Smith (S), State Teachers College, Elizabeth City, N. C. 233. EPSILON PSI LAMBDA—Herman D. Freeman (CS), 436 Douglas St. Alexandria, La. 234. ZETA ALPHA LAMBDA—Charles B. Morton, 405 N. W. 21st Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 235. ZETA BETA LAMBDA—J. M. Morris, 1433 Atherton Street, Sacramento, Calif. 236. ZETA GAMMA LAMBDA — Richard D. Jones, Box 297, Langston, Okla. 237. ZETA DELTA LAMBDA—Alonzo P. Moss (S). 816 S. Yellow Sprirgs St., Springfield. Ohio 238. ZETA EPSILON LAMBDA—Richard L. Johnson 58 W. Westside Ave. Red Bank, N.J. 239. ZETA ZETA LAMBDA—Emerson F. Ashby (CS). 20 Powell St. Freeport, L. I. N. Y. 240. ZETA ETA LAMBDA—W. G. Keyes, 1504 Beaufort St., New Bern. N. C. 241. ZETA THETA LAMBDA—Richard B. Woodward (S), 1212 N. 17th Street, Harrisburg, Penn. 242. ZETA IOTA LAMBDA—William D. Clark (S), 210 Somerset St., Trenton, N. J. 243. ZETA KAPPA LAMBDA—Lewis A. James. 1146 W. 9th St., Des Moines, Iowa. 244. ZETA MU LAMBDA—Theodore L. Johnson 739'/. Nixon St., Biloxi, Miss. 245. ZETA NU LAMBDA—Forrester A. Lee. 136 Berkeley Terrace, Planfield. N. J. 246. ZETA XI LAMBDA—Robert L. Barrett (P), 1808 Foster St.. Evanston, 111. 247. ZETA OMICRON LAMBDA—Charles Harold Rodgers (RC), 107 N. 52nd St. Philadelphia, Pa. 248. ZETA PI LAMBDA—Jerry Crowder (S), 1631 30th Avenue, Seattle 22, Wash. 249. ZETA RHO LAMBDA—Courtney P. Houston. 12 McKee Road, Rte. I, Dover, Del. 250. ZETA SIGMA LAMBDA—Payton C. Cook, 248 N. 29th Street, San Diego, Calif. 251. ZETA TAU LAMBDA— Johnny N. Allen (P), P. O. Box 841, Amarillo. Texas 252. ZETA UPSILON LAMBDA—John E. Chambers, 1013 College Street, South Boston, Va. 253. ZETA PHI LAMBDA—Robert L. Levister, 115 W. Main Street, Stamford, Conn. 254. ZETA CHI LAMBDA—Bringier H. Barker (S). 701 19th Street, Franklinton, La. 255. ZETA PSI LAMBDA—Warren Combre (CS), 409 La. Ave., Lake Charles. La. 256. ETA ALPHA LAMBDA—Charles H. Wilson, Jr. 69 Carmel Street, New Haven, Conn. 257. ETA BETA LAMBDA—Wendell S. Looney, 1024 N. Minnesota St. Wichita 14, Kansas 258. ETA GAMMA LAMBDA—David Pipkin, 118th 12th St., Lafayette, La.


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