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DIRECTORY FOR THE YEAR 1959 General

President:

Eastern V i c e

MYLES

A.

PAIGE,

1294 C a rroll S t r e e t ,

President: DR. C H A R L E S

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BROADDUS,

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V i c e President: T. W I N S T O N

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Southern Vice President: J A M E S General

Secretary:

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OMICRON LAMBDA ALPHA—Eddie B. C u n n i n g h a m , 531 Kenyon Street, N . W . , W a s h i n q t o n D.C.

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UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS: A L P H A — D r . G . A . C a l v i n , 401 W . S t a t e Street, Ithaca, New York. BETA—Richard A . Miller, Box # 4 3 1 Howard University, W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . G A M M A — S t e v e D. Bullock, Kingsley H a l l , Virg i n i a Union University, R i c h m o n d 20, V i r g i n i a . D E L T A — A r c h i l e E. Petit, Huston-Tillotson C o l l e g e , Austin 2, Texas. EPSILON—Milton Gerald Tarver, 234 Cooley H o u s e , East Q u a d , A n n A r b o r Michigan. ZET A — ( I n a c t i v e ) E T A — F l o y d Posby, 114-18 W . 144th Street A p t . # 2 0 , N e w York 30, N e w Y o r k . T H E T A — P a u l J . K i n g , Jr., 731? S. Vernon A v e nue, C h i c a g o , Illinois. IOTA—David Blount, Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia. KAPPA—Walter W. Sullivan, 1957 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. M U — A r t h u r C . H i l l , 450 C a r r o l l A v e n u e , St. Paul 4, M i n n e s o t a . N U — R u s s e l l D a n i e l , Lincoln University Box i t 3 8 , C h e s t e r C o u n t y , Pennsylvania. X I — T e r r y Barnett, W i l b e r f o r c e University, W i l berforce, Ohio. O M I C R O N — R o b e r t P. S m i t h , 3044 C e n t r e A v e nue, P i t t s b u r g h , Pennsylvania. PI—James L. Sweeney, 3218 E. 121 st Street, C l e v e l a n d 20, O h i o . R H O — R . A l l a n Durrant, 40 W e s t Upsal S t r e e t , P h i l a d e l p h i a 19, Pennsylvania. S I G M A — H e r m a n W . H e m i n g w a y , 100 Stratton S t r e e t , Dorchester, Massachusetts. TAU—Praether L. C o o p e r , 232 G a r n e r House, M . R . H . , C h a m p a i g n , Illinois. UPSILON—Beckwith Horton, 1014 Mississippi S t r e e t , L a w r e n c e , Kansas. P H I — L e s t e r C a r n e y , Bush H a l l , O h i o University, Athens, O h i o . C H I — T . W e n d e l l W i l l i a m s , 1222 Jefferson S t r e e t , N a s h v i l l e , Tennessee.

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PSI—Donald R. A n d e r s o n , 5820 A r c h Street, P h i l a d e l p h i a , Pennsylvania. ALPHA-ALPHA—Charles L. Benford Jr., 3235 H a r v e y A v e n u e , C i n c i n n a t i 29, O h i o . ALPHA-BETA—Richard A. English, Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. ALPHA-GAMMA—(Inactive) P r o v i d e n c e , Rhode Island. A L P H A - D E L T A — C h a r l e s H . Bailey 3805 M a p l e A v e n u e , Los A n g e l e s , C a l i f o r n i a . ALPHA-EPSILON—John Stewart, 3029 Acton Street, Berkeley, C a l i f o r n i a . ALPHA-ZETA—Lee B. Revels, 125 G o r e Hall W e s t V a . State C o l l e g e , Institute, W e s t V i r g i n i a . A L P H A - E T A — F r a n k S. G r e e n e , Jr., 4931 H i g h l a n d A v e n u e , St. Louis, Missouri. A L P H A T H E T A — ( I n a c t i v e ) Iowa C i t y , I o w a . ALPHA-IOTA—Dayton W. Smith, 2370 East Evans A v e n u e , Denver Colorado. ALPHA-KAPPA—(Inactive) Springfield, Massasetts. A L P H A - M U — L o u i s S. M o s e l e y , 2033 D a r r o w A v e nue, Evanston, Illinois. A L P H A - N U — ( I n a c t i v e ) Des M o i n e s , I o w a . A L P H A X I — C l e o p h a s W . M i l l e r , 531 24th A v e nue, S e a t t l e , W a s h i n g t o n . A L P H A O M I C R O N — J o h n F. M o o r e , Jr., J o h n son C . Smith University, C h a r l o t t e , N o r t h C a r o lina. A L P H A - P I — M e l v i n E. T a l b o t t , 522 East Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky. A L P H A - R H O — E a r l P. M i l l s , M o r e h o u s e C o l l e g e , Atlanta. Georgia. A L P H A - S I G M A — S a m u e l H . Callier, Wiley Coll e g e . C o e H a l l , M a r s h a l l , Texas. A L P H A - T A U — H a r o l d W a r e , 427 H i c k o r y Street, A k r o n 4, O h i o . ALPHA-UPSILON—lohn L. Johnson, 4849 Spokane, D e t r o i t 4, M i c h i g a n . ALPHA-PHI—William S. Fillmore, Jr., Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia.

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A L f H A - C H I — Sylvester B a r r i n g t o n , Fisk University, N a s h v i l l e 8, Tennessee. ALPHA-PSI-Willie D. M a y , 311 Foster Hall, Lincoln University, Jefferson C i t y , Missouri BETA-ALPHA—Frank W. Greene Box #208 V r ga , . r T S t a ' e C o l l e g e . B a l t i m o r e 12, M a r y l a n d ! B cT , BtrA-BETA—Michael Thompson 2221 N 19th Street, O m a h a , N e b r a s k a . BETA-GAMMA—Floyd L. G r a v i t t , Box # 1 1 0 8 , V i r g i n i a State C o l l e g e , P e t e r s b u r g , V i r g i n . a . B E T A - D E L T A - R e i d E. Jackson, S t a t e C o l l e g e , O r a n g e b u r g , South C a r o l i n a . BETA E P S I L O N — M c C r a y Bussey, A a n d T C o l l e g e Box # 1 0 5 C o o p e r H a l l , G r e e n s b o r o , N o r t h Carolina. B E T A - Z E T A — A l b e r t A . G r e e n l e e , State Teacher's College, Eliiabeth City, North Carolina. B E T A - E T A — J o h n S. H o l m e s , 209 East W a l n u t , C a r b o n d a l e , Illinois. BETA-THETA—Sylvester Rudder Bluefield State C o l l e g e , Bluefield, West Virginia. BETA-IOTA—Lawrence H a u s e r , Teachers' College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. B E T A - K A P P A — E d d i e D. M c G a r y , Langston U n i versity, Langston, O k l a h o m a . BETA-MU—Marion Black, Jr., Kentucky State C o l l e g e , Frankfort, Kentucky. B E T A - N U — E d w a r d T h o r n t o n , F l o r i d a A and M University, Tallahassee, F l o r i d a . B E T A - X I — J a m e s H a w e s , Jr., 347 W a l k e r A v e n u e , M e m p h i s 4, Tennessee. BETA-OMICRON—J. Edward S m i t h . Jr., Box # 9 3 Tennessee State University, N a s h v i l i e , Tennessee. B E T A - P I — A r t h u r Bowles, Lane C o l l e g e , Jackson, Tennessee. B E T A - R H O — J o h n n i e E. Burke, Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina. BETA-SIGMA—William W. Mackey, Southern University, Baton R o u g e , Louisiana. BETA-TAU—(Inactive) N e w O r l e a n s , Louisiana. B E T A - U P S I L O N — S a m u e l B. Dickerson, A l a b a m a State C o l l e g e , M o n t g o m e r y , A l a b a m a . BETA-PHI—Cornelius W . Merrick, Dillard University, N e w O r l e a n s , Louisiana. B E T A - C H I — J e r r y J . Easter, Philander Smith C o l l e g e Box # 2 9 , L i t t l e Rock, A r k a n s a s . BETA-PSI—(Inactive) Portland, O r e g o n . G A M M A - A L P H A — F r a n k i e M c D o n a l d , Texas C o l l e g e , Tyler, Texas. GAMMA-BETA—Roamless Hudson. North Carolina State C o l l e g e , D u r h a m , N o r t h C a r o ' i n a . G A M M A - G A M M A — C h a r l e s H a r t , Box 123 A l l e n University, C o l u m b i a , South C a r o l i n a . GAMMA-DELTA—James demons, A. M. and N C o l l e g e , Pine Bluff, A r k a n s a s . GAMMA-EPSILON—James E. Hill, 255 Mills Street, M a d i s o n , W i s c o n s i n . G A M MA-ZETA—Crawford Atwater, Ft. Valley S t a t e C o l l e g e , Ft. V a l l e y , G e o r g i a . GAMMA-ETA —Carl S. W o r k s , S. Cottage G r o v e , R. 100. B l o o m i n g t o n , I n d i a n a . GAMMA-THETA—John E. M o o r e , 1331 Swisher G A M M A - I O T A — A v o n M c D a n i e l . P.O. Box # 4 3 , H a m p t o n Institute, H a m p t o n , V i r g i n i a . G A M M A - K A P P A — R i c h a r d A r r i n g t o n , 5309 A v e nue H , F a i r f i e l d , A l a b a m a . G A M M A - M U — Bernard Anderson, Livingston C o l l e g e , Salisbury, N o r t h C a r o l i n a . ( C o n t i n u e d on p a g e 18)


The £pkinx Official

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Phi

Alpha

Fraternity,

Incorporated NUMBER 1

FEBRUARY, 1959

VOLUME XLIV

Jcrtn-Jourtk fraternal MreM QS^^ PHILADELPHIA, PENNA. — In this December, 1958, Mankind stands upon the threshold of a flowering epoch in his conscious recognition of his relationship to his universe and his responsibility to his fellow-man. The awareness of the delicately balanced portent of this position is accentuated fearsomely by events stretching from the defiance of constitutional law in Little Rock, Arkansas and Richmond, Virginia to the tinder boxes over the oil fields beneath the desert sands of the Middle East and the violation of human dignity in the treason trials of South Africa and the incarceration for criminal libel and sedition in East Africa.

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Exactly one hundred years ago, there began an intellectual revolution. Its fruits have been slow to ripen. Man's ideas about himself and his ralationship to his fellow-man are not modified as easily as his acceptance of those material innovations which make living more comfortable, more enjoyabJeajid^nioje_j^ive»bk. A culnnirin'^Tid^n^elie^uIaTTag often accompanies the acquisition of material posessions and comforts. The mere possession of knowledge is no safeguard against intellectual indolence nor social indifference. Since this address was prepared I have found my observation reenforced by H. J. Muller, Distinguished Service Professor of Zoology at Indiana University. In an address on "Human Values in Relation to Evolution" Professor Muller declares, "In recent times, however, human understanding and the conditions of human living and association have been changing so FEBRUARY, 1959

By JEWEL HENRY A. CALLIS fast that our systems of values and ethics, education and social relations have fallen behind and are not well enough adjusted to our present needs and knowledge." In the last half century this rate of change has become portentous. On July 1, 1858 a short communication read in London before the Linnean Society and signed by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, presented the theory of biological evolution. The age old belief in the independent creation of the races of Man was challenged. A century later, racism is not dead and the memory of the Scopes trial is within the recollection of many of us. At the beginning of this century many scholars adopted "Survival of the Fittest" as a sort of Social Darwinism by which they justified colo'n^iism, the subordination and exploitation of the colored races, the stealthy acquisition of the Earth's material resources and the exploitation of farm and industrial workers. In

'G^D America, peonage was one step from slavery and Elbert Gary was declaring that the steel industry required a 12 hour day and a 7 day work week. In 1859, Karl Marx published his Critique of Political Economy. Our economy has undergone many modifications in a century, but production for profit remains still an unpredictable economics. The dilemmas Marx observed in industrial capitalism, whether free enterprise or state controlled, have not yet been resolved. The inconsistencies in our economy still yield inflation, recessions, rising prices, unemployment and poverty. The kernel of Marx's criticism, he expressed in these words: "It is not the consciousness of men which determines their existence, but on the contrary their social (and economic) existence deter m i n e s their consciousness." One hundred years later, any one who is reasonably familiar with Karl Marx Continued on next page

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is i suspect of treason, yet the ECONOMIST of April 5, 1958. can write: "The proper attitude in which any economist should review this year's (economic) survey is one of humility towards the failures of his own science." c~ Sir Julian Huxley has declared that for Man, biological evolution has long since given way to the psychological phase which is cultural, embracing all social institutions, history, laws, arts, philosophy, science and morals. Professor Muller states that these social institutions spring from Man's psychological needs and values. The only basis of Man's survival is his intelligence and co-operative behavior. The fundamental principle of this behavior, Margaret Mead stressed in a recent address in Washington. She declared: "If we are to avoid the extinction of the whole human race it is absolutely necessary to recognize that Man is one species." One hundred years after Darwin and Marx, it is still needful to stress the identity of Man. Midway in this century of industrial, economic and social change the first convention of Alpha Phi Alpha convened at Howard University on Monday, December 28, 1908. Contrary to the record in our published history, I arrived at noon and presided at the afternoon session on the first day. We were serious young men distraught by the problems of our period. We were dedicated to the extension of the privilege of education for all; to the struggle for the inalienable rights of men in all societies; to the building of leadership of the oppressed that should place Service before Self. Since that December fifty years ago, the world has become a smaller place. Communication has become a matter of minutes instead of weeks and months. In our country we approach the stature of free citizens. How has Alpha Phi Alpha held its course as "Servants of All?" Twenty-five thousand have entered our brotherhood. Many have joined Omega Chapter, but for thirty years our active membership has rarely e x c e e d e d 6,000. Does this mean that a college career must lead to intellectual indolence and social indifference? We have prospered materially and live in reaPAGE 2

sonable comfort and security. Does this mean we have become insulated against the problems of poverty, education, limited employment opportunities, civil rights and freedom? To these questions our past record answers in the negative. In World War I our men were teaching illiterates in the Labor Battalions. In the 1920's in classroom and on radio we were urging young people to stay in school. We were tramping from door to door instructing adults in registration and voting. During the Great Depression we were aiding and protecting, with other organizations, the unemployed and the displaced in our crumbling economy. We were honoring our militant leaders and brothers, W. E. B. DuBois and Paul Robeson. A generation ago in any city in our country, one needed to inquire only who were the leaders in progressive civic movements to find Alpha men. In our leading colleges, Alphas were presidents and deans. Following World

War II we were the prime factor in the Maryland Law School Case. Alphas started the Missouri University Case and supported the Sweat Case in Texas. Alpha won the Dining Car Case single-handedly. We were members of the American Council on Human Rights. The Council's ideological attack on our problems is too subtle to make headlines so, in Miami, we withdrew. Regretably, I believe that now only our sororities compose the Council. Today, many communities have committees on Human Relations that serve to ameliorate the problems of housing, employment and community tensions in a complex society. There is such a committee in the Nation's Capital. Through no fault of our's, two Alphas are members. I cannot believe that four out of five Alphas shed the Alpha spirit when they put away their diplomas. True, there are the problems of establishing continued

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THE L O N G A N D SHORT OF IT!! Jewel Callis being escorted to the rostrum by the two convention Sergeants-at-Arms, Brothers Frankle Dee and Atwater.

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oneself and one's family in reasonable security. I believe, rather that as a growing middle class in American economy we are ensnared by the mirage of "The American Dream." We are deluded by Madison Avenue techniques that mortgage our pay checks. Position and esteem are not won nor maintained by standards of living that enslave us. Our sense of values is obfuscated and there is no budgeting for the obligations of free men in a free society. What are these obligations? 1. To defend freedom actively and materially against attack from any quarter upon the rights of thought, expression, association and travel of any individual not indicted nor convicted of crime by a jury of his peers. 2. To support education as a function of democratic government and particularly to aid those of our own schools worthy of survival in a democratic society. 3. By advice, encouragement and direction, to increase the penetration by our young people into every phase of the American economy. 4. To stand as Gideons on the ramparts of the political arena to judge and to battle for the civic and cultural welfare of our communities. No brotherhood dedicated to such humanistic principles can fail to attract young men, nor cease to hold the loyalty and service of veterans. I close with these lines from John Brown's Body by Stephen Vincent Benet: "Sometimes there comes a crack in Time itself. Sometimes the earth is torn by something blind. Sometimes an image that has stood so long It seems implanted as the polar star Is moved against an unfathomed force That suddenly will not have it any more. Call it mores, call it God or Fate, Call it Mansoul or economic law That force exists and moves. And when it moves It will employ a hard and actual stone To batter into bits an actual wall And change the actual scheme of things." FEBRUARY, 1959

HOST PRESIDENTS: Chairman Brother Kermit J. Hall confers with chapter presidents: Brothers Leroy Colquitt, Psi; Robert Moose, Zeta Omicron Lambda; and R. Allen Durrant, Rho.

A LOOK AT OUR STANDARDS AND EXTEMSTIIIN POLICIES BROTHER A A R O N

BROOKLYN, N. Y. — The duties and responsibilities of the Committee on Standards and Extension are clearly stated in the current Constitution. The following brief statement is concerned with interpretation, functions and continuing problems of the Committee. As Chairman of the Committee, I have at all times made every effort to keep Committee actions within the framework of the Constitution and other general policies of the Fraternity. A statement of Committee guidelines will make this point clear. How the Committee Works: 1. Clear and prompt correspondence among the General Secretary, concerned Vice-Presidents and the Chairman; 2. In the case of minor problems, the Committee member residing in the region where the problem exists will be requested to give the necessary attention to the matter and report his findings to the Committee Chairman; 3. Major or more serious problems will necessitate the action of the entire Committee.

BROWN

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The Chairman (due to limitations of funds and time) is authorized to act for the Committee in routine matters which are within the framework of established Fraternity policy. 5. All actions of the Chairman will be reviewed by the Committee. 6. The Committee will hold at least one meeting during the year, preferably at the seat of the General Convention since there is no budget for this Committee. Establishment of Undergraduate Chapters: As stated above, the Constitution is most clear regarding the criteria for undergraduate chapters. The Chairman has the necessary tools (catalogs, indexes, regional lists, government reports) for determining the accreditation status of colleges and universities. A chapter is established only after a most careful study of related factors— accreditation, institutional standing in the educational world, charter jurisdiction, personal qualifications of candidates, academic status, etc. At present the Committee is giving t

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By BROTHER GUICHARD PARRIS NEW YORK, N. Y. — Motivation of American youth to train for skilled employment has become an increasingly important problem in recent years. Studies of our manpower needs for the future stress the fact that training at higher skill levels is an urgent need for tomorrow's industry. There is a tendency among non-white youth, to drift into adult employment, rather than to train for specific careers in line with their interests and abilities. This problem has concerned the National Urban League for more than thirty years.* *The National Urban League is a voluntary interracial service organization designed to advance the economic status of the Negro population. It promotes equal opportunity in employment, housing, education, and health and welfare services. It is non-political and non-profit. The NUL operates through 63 affiliates in 32 states, and regional offices in Atlanta and Hollywood. Alpha Jewel, Eugene Kinckle Jones (Omega Chapter) headed the National Urban League for over thirty years. Since 1943 Brother Lester B. Granger has served in that same capacity. In recent months it has become of increasing interest to other agencies, voluntary and governmental, and especially to the Federal government. Since the Supreme Court decision of 1954 on public education, increased

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attention has been given to the relationship between training and the occupational achievement of Negroes. The improvements resulting from school integration mean that more Negro youth will have access to solid educational preparation. Yet better educational opportunity, and better education will not of themselves open doors to Negro youth. They must have incentive. They must be motivated. The National Urban League believes that community leadership has a responsibility to motivate Negro youth toward occupational achievement. And so the Urban League has devised a new approach—a community approach—to youth guidance that is based on the use of adult leadership resources in communities across the nation to provide the incentives and the motivation. This approach, which is called TOMORROW'S SCIENTISTS AND TECHNICIANS, and popularly known as T S T, is a nationwide youth incentive program to search for and discover capable and talented youth, who have high potential ability, and to provide them with adult encouragement and guidance. The major aim of this program is to broaden the vocational horizons of minority group youth, and to increase the number of young people who are preparing for careers in scientific and technical fields. T S T is backed by a National Technical Advisory Committee of scientists

BOYS A N D GIRLS MUST FINISH SCHOOL Brother Ted Cobb, member of Beta Xi Chapter and Community Services Director of the Chi. Urban League urges high school youth to stay in school.

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Do Vlie Communlt and technicians, under the chairmanship of Dr. J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr., of White Plains, New York, the eminent nuclear scientist. A National Sponsoring Committee of individuals and organizations gives financial support to T S T, and its members take part in the program on the community level. Alpha Phi Alpha is a member of the National Sponsoring Committee. Although all youth, of whatever color or creed are eligible to take part in this incentive program, it is designed especially for Negro youth. Local Urban Leagues organize and direct the program. Able youngsters who wish to participate, are organized into T S T Career Clubs. These Career Clubs take on guidance activities outside of the classroom that cannot be carried on by the schools because teachers and counselors are too hard-pressed by classroom duties to conduct important community aspects of guidance. Volunteer Adult Advisors, cooperating with Urban League staff, work with Career Club members. Alpha Men Can Help T S T seeks, and needs the interest of Alpha men who are willing to serve as Adult Advisors to Career Clubs, and thus stretch out helping hands to young people. What can Alpha men do? We want to develop wholesome friendships between Career Club boys and the adults in their community who have achieved. Alpha men can serve as Advisors to boys who are interested in their occupation or profession. They can help those students who need assistance in developing self-assurance, poise, perserverance, and the other personal qualities and traits that are necessary and essential to success. Some boys just need a "big brother" to talk to about studies, about career plans, and who can give assurance that time spent in school now, will reap rewards later. Some boys need help in math. Some need tutoring in English and other subjects. Alpha men can assist in arranging visits to college campuses to see what college life is like and to learn about continued on page II

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"A RETIRING VICE-PRESIDENT SPEAKS" By Brother Harold R. Jones, Western Vice President BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA . . deteriorated to mere lip services. We yourselves, we had to work our way Once a Brother finds that his talents now face an ever greater dilemma; our through, no one helped us!" As our and efforts are measuring up to the overall understanding of the new and several Undergraduate needs arise this needs at hand, and that his insight and many faceted monster, "integration." appears to be our prevailing spirit. mode of operation are securing the What is it all about? How do we cope This evasion of responsibility still motivates our actions as they relate to our desired results and for all intent and with it? youth. It is my opinion that today's purpose appear to be enlightening and As a retiring Vice-President, I can't acceptable, how then can he entertain help but wonder; are we capable of challenges are finding the Graduate the thought of retiring? On the other making the multitude of adjustments Brothers lacking and somewhat reluchand, there are those among us who necessary to meet these new challenges tant to want to face up to them. As I for the first time in their lives are ex- and responsibilities for a fruitful fu- visited one Undergraduate Chapter and periencing the glamour of being in a ture? Could it be that over the years then the next, I couldn't help give a position of social prominence; how we have been too thoroughly "brain- second, yes even a third thought to then can they afford to give up their washed" to bring our loose ends to- their common pertinent querie, "What tenacious grasp when their need has gether? For years, I have listened, as does Alpha have to offer that compares become so great and compelling? Here have each generation of Undergradu- to that which the 'other' first class are at least two of the relatively self- ates, to the impressive lip service to groups are offering? Many fraternities ish thoughts that tend to keep our such traditional Alpha values as "stew- are now rushing those of us who have fraternity leadership in tact. To grace- ardship", "brotherhood" and "Frater- something to offer. They have housing, fully step aside, reach back to bring nity", yet n o t h i n g happens! As I study assist programs and contacts for another forward and alongside where worked myself up through the ranks, future jobs and security. How does our experiences may serve to guide first as a belligerent Sphinx Club Presi- Alpha stack up against this?" and counsel a new group of potential dent, a cocky Undergraduate Prexy, Each year as we gather at some preleadership, appears to be a rather a sophisticated Graduate President, a determined destination, we joyfully frightening role for many to assume, worried District Director and finally a embrace one another and go through thus Alpha pokes along at least one harassed Western Vice President, the the same old selfsatisfying antics. We generation behind. Undergraduate perennial cry and plea gather in the great assembly hall and I was quite concerned and impress- has b e e n monotonously the same, are deeply moved by the great maged with the evaluations made by our "Help Us—O Ye Great Sons Of Al- nitude of our awesome presence. We Undergraduate Brother, Clayton F. pha!" And, in almost every instance exchange greetings, prevaricate a little Lee, Jr. of Delta Epsilon Chapter, in the Graduate reply, for all intent and and live and relive our glorious past. his article, "One Undergraduate's purpose, has been the same, "Help continued on page 8 Opinion" in the October issue of our Sphinx. His thinking and expression of thought paralled to almost exact detail, the thinking of a majority of the Western Undergraduates. From year to year our Undergraduates have voiced their embarassment at being forced into a "second class citizenship" on the several integrated school campuses all because the majority of our Graduate Brothers are more concerned with their own projections socially and cannot find the time to be bothered with such responsibilities as Alpha housing, youth guidance and counseling, scholarships and the "educational assists" that so many of our youth need and beg for. The general feeling and attitude appears to be, "that since we didn't have these things, and we had to make it the hard way, everyone else should do likewise — regardless." Our THETA C H A P T E R EXHIBIT National "Go To High School — Go P A U L K I N G ( H o l d i n g Book), President of Theta C h a p t e r , C h i c a g o , III., Brothers Milton Johnson To College Campaign" and our "Edu- (tall fellow) and Floyd Carroll, all members of Theta Chapter, won the U n d e r g r a d u a t e A w a r d a t cation For Citizenship Program" have the 44th General Convention held recently in Philadelphia, Pa. FEBRUARY, 1959

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F r o m T h e General Secretary's Desk Brother Laurence T. Young It is the hope of the General Secretary, together with the General Organization, that every brother in the bond enjoy a fruitful and prosperous New Year, and that 1959 will bring with it a fulfillment of unprecedented "Action for Alpha," on all levels. Let all of us adopt the resolution of MARIAN ANDERSON, who so aptly gave as one of her philosophies of life, a homily handed down by her parents: "Resolve—that the example you set when confronted with someone else, will never make you ashamed." That is what she said, as a part of her acceptance of the ALPHA AWARD OF HONOR, which was presented to her at the Public Meeting of the 44th General Convention, held in the Hugh Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Highlights of 44th General Convention: The 44th General Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity held December 26th-30th, 1958 in Philadelphia, was without doubt the most outstanding convention in our history. Convention headquarters were at Philadelphia's famed new sixteen million

dollar Sheraton Hotel. Our General President, Brother Myles A. Paige conducted himself with dignity and aplomb. The success of the Convention is greatly attributed to Brother Kermit J. Hall, Convention Chairman, together with his assistant, Brother R. Allan Durrant and their fine committee. Registration: There were 576 delegates registered, representing 35 undergraduate chapters and 79 graduate chapters. This total represented 200 local (Pennsylvania) brothers, and many visitors. The Banquet was attended by 1000 brothers and their guests. To describe the setting of the Banquet is almost an impossible task, but it fitted true Alpha tradition—it was just beautiful. Elected Officers: General President: Judge Myles A. Paige Western Vice President Dr. E. H. Ballard Asst. Western Vice President George R. Walker South-Western Vice President Thomas Winston Cole

Asst. South-Western Vice President Edward L. Hanley Mid-Western Vice President Stenson E. Broaddus Asst. Mid-Western Vice President Walter W. Morrison Eastern Vice President Dr. Charles A. Broaddus Asst. Eastern Vice President Harold L. Carter Southern Vice President James E. Huger Asst. Southern Vice President Leslie H. Mclver General Secretary Laurence T. Young Editor "The Sphinx" W. Barton Beatty, Jr. Director Educational Activity Dr. Lionel H. Newsom General Treasurer Meredith G. Ferguson General Counsel Ernest N. Morial Awards: Plaque for Alpha Man of the Year, the Award of Merit, was presented to Brother Sidney A. Jones, Jr., for his voluntary services as acting continued

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W H A T A C O N V E N T I O N ! ! W H A T A C O M M I T T E E ! ! T H A N K S F R O M ALL!! Philadelphia's Forty-Fourth G e n e r a l Convention C o m m i t t e e : Photographed at Mercy-Douglass Hospital where most of its meetings were held. SeatedBrothers W a l t e r G o r d o n , secretary; Robert Moose, president, Z e t a O m i c r o n L a m b d a ; R. Allen Durrant, president, Rho; Kermit J . H a l l , chairman! Chares A. Broaddus, Eastern Vice President; O . Wilson Winters, parliamentarian; Leroy C o l q u i t t , president, Psi. Standing: Ed R. Harris, chairman, public relations; W i l l i a m H . Brown 3rd, chairman, registration; James H e w i t t , finance; A . Lee Hoxter, chairman reclamation; Donald Anderson, C . H a r o l d Rogers, chairman, transportation; W i l l i a m E. G r i f f i n , chairman, Pan-Hellenic; H a r o l d C|ay, Eugene Brockington, undergraduate relations; Donald Thompson, undergraduate relations; Raymond Cox, chairman, finance; Edward Wilkins, finance; Paul Vance, chairman, undergraduate relations; Russell Brown, chairman auxiliaries; Charles Clarke Jr., chairman, souvenir program. N o t shown are Norris Durham! chairman, housing; H a r o l d Taylor, chairman, hospitality; Turner C . Johnson, chairman, entertainment; and W i l b e r t A . Purdy, printing.

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General Secretary for a period of nine months; the undergraduate award — silver trophy, was presented to Theta Chapter, Chicago, Illinois, and accepted by Brother Paul King, president of that chapter. Constitutional Amendments: The only constitutional change was the creation of the office of Presidentelect, who will serve as a member of the Executive Council, and who would take office at the end of the term of the incumbent, that is, during the first year after he has been voted on, he would take office at the end of the second year term of the President. Election continues to be by mail ballot. Nominees will be SIDNEY A. JONES, JR., of Chicago, and WILLIAM HALE, of Atlanta, Georgia. Insurance Plan: The Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation, Brother William M. Alexander, Chairman, presented a Group Insurance plan, under the guidance of Brother Ernest N. Morial, chairman of the Committee on Implementation to Secure Housing. Chapters will be given an opportunity to know more about this plan shortly. Would you mind paying $10 per year, for a thousand dollars worth of insurance? Let's have BIRTHDAY PARTIES. The General Secretary's office is requesting the dates of birth of All Alpha Phi Alpha men. Undergraduate Activity: Aside from social activities, the undergraduates played an important part of the 44th General Convention. At the 5th business session, the undergraduate speaker was Brother John W. McDonald; at the Banquet, the undergraduate speaker was Brother Leroy Colquitt, President of Psi Chapter—both speakers presented their subjects well, calling for the strengthening of relationships between graduate and undergraduate groups within the body. Jewels: We have only three living Jewels. Two were physically unable to attend the Convention, leaving our beloved Jewel Brother Henry Arthur Callis to represent them. Jewel Callis gave the Fraternal address, which was a masterpiece, and will be reprinted in this issue of "The Sphinx." Brother Thurgood Marshall, in his innate manner, delivered the principal address at the Public Meeting. Banquet: Brother O. Wilson Winters FEBRUARY, 1959

DAUGHTERS WERE ALSO PRESENT!!! Brother Sidney Jones was the joy of the convention with his two charming daughters, one a student at the University of Illinois and the other a graduate of Fisk University. They were caught by Sphinx photographer Heini Crawford admiring the award Brother Jones received during the Convention Banquet.

acted as Toastmaster at the Banquet. Brother Belford V. Lawson delivered the principal address, in which he urged Alpha Phi Alpha to concern itself with the quality of its membership, rather than quantity; stating further that fraternities, in general, must justify their existence by responsible and progressive participation in the world of today. Brother Charles H. Wesley, our Historian, installed the newly elected officers. Donation: Brother William E. Shortridge, of Birmingham, Alabama. at one of the business sessions, made a plea for "The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights" and at the Banquet, a check in the sum of one thousand dollars was presented to him for this organization, comprising voluntary contributions secured at the Convention. Time and Place of Conventions: 45th General Convention, December, 1959, Cincinnati, Ohio; 46th General

Convention, December, 1960, Washington, D.C.; 47th General Convention, December, 1961, Louisville, Kentucky. It was suggested that the 48th, 49th and 50th General Conventions be held in December of 1962, 1963 and 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, St. Louis, Missouri, and Richmond, Virginia. Newest Life Members in Alpha Phi Alpha: Joseph K. Petway, Nathaniel Colton, Oran W. Conley, Dr. R. Earl Bland, Clarence B. Kimbrough, Harry S. Blackstone, Jr., Frederick W. Black, Jr., Dr. William H. Benson. History of Alpha Phi Alpha: The New Edition of the "History of Alpha Phi Alpha" is now available to any Alpha man, upon receipt of $6.00 per volume sent with order to the office of the General Secretary. Minutes: The Minutes of the 44th General Convention will be mailed to each chapter within 60 to 90 days following the Convention. continued on page 10

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serious consideration regarding special institutional requirements for Greek letter organizations, such as housing, minimum membership, etc. We are also in contact with the Inter-Fraternity Council about its standards. Chartering Graduate Chapters: The major considerations for setting up graduate chapters may be listed as follows: 1. Is the location of the proposed chapter too close to an existing graduate chapter? 2. How will the new chapter affect established chapters? 3. Do the records of petitioning Brothers reflect active interest in the Fraternity or do these records indicate a spasmodic enthusiasm which may die quickly? 4. Are there healthy reasons for wanting a new graduate chapter? (This is important because experience shows that in the past a few disgruntled Brothers have pulled out of chapters with unfortunate results.) 5. Does the proposed chapter have strong leadership? Does it promise Fraternity growth and wholesome public relations? 6. What are the chances for growth on the part of the new chapter? Does the jurisdiction of the new chapter provide prospective Brothers? Some Continuing Problems: 1. Decline in growth of undergraduate chapters. We charter four times as many graduate chapters as undergraduates. At present there are ten (10) inactive undergraduate chapters. 2. Maintaining minimum active membership in undergraduate chapters. There is a rapid turnover of membership. 3. Lack of housing especially in large Eastern and Mid-western institutions. 4. Need for more and better chapter activities based upon Fraternity purposes. This need exists on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. 5. Need for more creative ideas during the Rushing Week. 6. Initiations should obey every phase of the Ritual. A Few Areas For Study and Action: The writer wishes to be objective. No attempt is made to influence "a PAGE 8

* Editor's Note: Brother Dr. Aaron Brown, Chairman of the five man Committee on Standards and Extension, at our request, presents material which we hope will be both provocative and timely. He is a former Vice-President and is now Project Director for the Phelps-Stokes Fund — Project for the Improvement of Instruction in Secondary Schools.

point-of-view." We simply state the areas of concern which have grown out of years of study and observation. 1. The advisability of authorizing a few graduate chapters to initiate undergraduates. (At first glance there are perhaps as many dangers as assets.) 2. The advantages of issuing some undergraduate chapters extended charters which would permit initiating men in nearby institutions. 3. How shall we meet the housing problem? 4. Should Brothers remain members of the chapter in which initiated? (This applies to undergraduates as well as graduate chapters.) 5. Should Brothers who are constantly on the run (traveling jobs) be issued a special pass card? 6. How can we enforce general rules regarding chapter activities? 7. Are dangers developing as a result of rising chapter (local) taxations? 8. Are we satisfied with the degree of racial integration in our Fraternity? 9. Should we permit the initiation of otherwise qualified men enrolled in junior collegs? Here we mean the general junior college which offers the first two years of a degree curriculum as opposed to the terminal junior college which does

not necessarily prepare for further formal education. 10. Is there a need for the Standing Committee on Standards and Extensions? Due to space limitations, we cannot give more details regarding the above ten (10) areas of concern. The Committee presented appropriate recommendations to the 44th General Convention dealing with these and other urgent matters. We have of necessity been brief. Your Committee Chairman is herewith sharing with you the guidelines which the present Committee developed, and presenting for your consideration a few of the more urgent problems which we face. It is our hope that the foregoing statements will stimulate thoughtful considerations. This is most desirable because they reveal the most serious problems of our organization. Alpha Phi Alpha must maintain its place of leadership and prestige. This can be done if we face our problems with resolute faith and active courage.

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To all within earshot we proclaim our greatness — and the multitude roars in echo. As the festivities progress, we reasure ourselves in doubly firm and audible voices—asking and then reasuring, "Is it not so?—and again the multitude bursts forth in c h o r u s , "True!"—as they pat one another on the back, shaking hands in congratulation and dancing for joy—for is this not an Alpha gathering? Who then, could be in disagreement? Finally, almost exhausted, we drag our now feeble bodies to new self-acclaimed heights and bellow forth in one last desperate try for all to hear—our last supreme challenge, "Therefore, we are great!" With riotous excitement the crowning pinnacle of exhilaration has now been reached — ALPHA HAS ARRIVED! . . . We can now go home, reminisce and look forward to the next reassuring gathering of the clan. The convention is over! Will it be the same this year? Will this be the fruits of our forty-fourth General Convention?

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Open Letter to All Undergraduate Brothers in Alpha TALLADEGA, ALA.—In view of the fact that world progress is consantly changing, customs, ideas and principles must also change in order to maintain the equilibrium with the ever changing mode of environment. Here at Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama, Alpha Beta Chapter is constantly striving to stay abreast with the continually recurring deviations of our dynamic society. In order for a group to stray from the norm, they must possess a strong and steadfast constitution. They must also consider the advantages and disadvantages of the new path they choose to follow. Better educational, economical and constructive elements should be at the end of the new path as compared to the one previously traveled. Recently, Alpha Beta Chapter chose an entirely new mode of probationary activities. Our main objective was to eliminate much of the "fanfare" of probation and concentrate on a more meaningful and constructive probationary program. The usual array of marching and singing was cut from our procedures and events of a more e f f e c t i v e and permanent value were substituted. This year our agenda was centered around campus improvement activities, community aid and recognition of community leaders and recognition of educational organizations. Included in the campus improvement campaign were: 1. All benches on the campus were painted by the Sphinxmen. 2. All trash recepticles on campus were painted by the Sphinxmen. 3. The American flag was raised and lowered each day by the Sphinxmen. 4. A planned program was presented by the Sphinxmen to the college family in which two stone benches were presented to the college in an effort to help beautify the campus. The benches are now a part of the campus and sit in front of Savery Library. Included in the Community aid and recognition of community leaders program were: FEBRUARY, 1959

1. Collection of old clothes from student, faculty and staff members for the needy families of the community. 2. Presentation of certificate and gift to Mr. Robert Strickland for his work in securing a new gymnasium for the Talladega Negro High School. 3. Presentation of certificate and gift to Rev. Oliver Holmes for his work and efforts of furthering religion in the community to the point where his church is integrated in this tiny southern community. Included in our recognition of educational organizations was a presentation of twenty-five ($25) dollars to the United Negro College Fund. These presentations were a part of the well planned program by the Sphinx Club, in which the entire college family was present. So you see brothers, we accomplished much of the same things that many of you are doing presently and as we have done in the past; we showed off our probates to the college campus with the exception that it was done on a higher level with benefit to ourselves, the college and the community in ways that were educational, economical and profitable. As a result of our daring adventures away from the customary procedures, we were hailed and applauded by the administration, and to date we have received many letters from notable

people and organizations throughout the country, who heard of our different program, commending Alpha Beta for its courage and accomplishment. Brothers, it is our profound intent to impress upon you the many advantages of our newly chosen path and to give you the courage and will power to mature with time. Fraternally, Bro. Charles E. McCarroll Corresponding Secy. Alpha Beta Chapter

FSC Interracial Fraternity Wins Council Approval The Fresno State College student council yesterday, by vote, accepted the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, a men's social society with no racial restrictions as a permanent campus organization. Seeks Admittance Bobby Jones, the president of the fraternity, said the group now will apply for admittance to the FSC Interfraternity Council, the central office for campus Greek letter societies. Jones said he hopes the application will be acted on at the meeting of IFC tomorrow night. Greg Ryan, the head of the IFC, continued on page 10

CITIZEN RECEIVES AWARD Brother Cleveland Page presents Mr. Robert Strickland a citizenship award for outstanding work in community life, as a part of the Sphinxmen's Activities. Left to right Brothers Randolph Edmonds, Joseph Durant, Cleveland Page, Mr. Robert Strickland, John Panker, and Edward Johnson.

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Personal Note: The General Secretary stands ready at all times to be of any and all assistance to any and all chapters. Your requests will immediately become an order. Important—Extra—On Tape: Copies of proceeding at the Public Meeting, Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania, Sunday, December 28th, 1958, are available at nominal cost. This is a complete recording of the proceedings, including the address of our esteemed Brother Thurgood Marshall, and the remarks of Miss Marian Anderson, on her acceptance of the Alpha Award of Honor. For further information, contact Brother Dr. O. Wilson Winters, direct, 28 Curren Arcade, Norristown, Pennsylvania. This recording should be among your choice possessions.

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NEW YORK CITY C O U N C I L M A N Brother Earl Brown, member of the New York City Council, and co-author of the Brown, Isaac, Sharkey Bill, that prohibits discrimination in private multiple dwellings.

Alpha Gamma Lambdas Goal For I9S9 NEW YORK, N. Y. — Alpha Gamma Lambda chapter plans to make 1959 the banner year in memberships. The past two years have seen us reach the century mark. The goal for 1959 is 150 good and true financial brothers. The year 1958 saw the brothers of Alpha Gamma Lambda rise to the occasion, and take the responsibilities of the Eastern Regional Convention. Though the Regional Convention was not the responsibility of Alpha Gamma Lambda, Brother Charles Broaddus, Eastern Vice President of Alpha Phi Alpha, asked our aid. Alpha Gamma Lambda Brothers responded fiftyfive (55) strong. It was generally agreed by those present, that the 1958 Eastern Regional Convention was one of the most fruitful in years. One of the outstanding achievements of the membership, was that of Brother Earl Brown, member of the City Council of New York City. Brother Brown was the co-author of The Brown-Isaac-Sharkey Bill, that prohibits discrimination in private mulPAGE 10

tiple dwellings. This is the first bill of its kind anywhere in the nation. It is on to Philadelphia for the Brothers of Alpha Gamma Lambda. Our Convention goal, the largest out of town delegation. See you in Philadelphia. Brother L. H. Stanton Vice President Co-Assoc. Editor of the Sphinx

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Theme: The theme of the 44th General Convention took refuge in the words of the poet who said: "Cowards never start, Weak men never arrive, Only the strong survive." Reports: Copies of reports of the General Officers are available—you have but to send your request to the General Secretary's office to obtain them. Grand Tax: Chapter Secretaries are urged to submit grand taxes for the brothers as soon as possible. Let's have 10,000 active Alpha Phi Alpha men in 1959.

said that if the application is considered at tomorrow night's meeting it probably will be another week before a decision is reached. The interfraternity group announced earlier in this school year that once the Alpha Phi Alpha received permanent status from the student council it would be accepted on an equal footing with the other fraternities in the IFC. Completes Trial Period The Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter of the national fraternity was organized in FSC in 1955 and three months ago it completed a one year trial period as a campus organization. All new FSC organizations must go through this same one year trial period before gaining permanent recognition. Established in 1906 The fraternity was established in 1906 in Cornell University. Its only membership requirements are sound scholarship, social acceptability and fraternity interest. There are 350 chapters of the fraternity. Some of its most noted members are Nobel Prize winner Dr. Ralph Bunche, former baseball player Jackie Robinson, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell from New York, singer Nat (King) Cole and composer-band leader Duke Ellington. The moderators of the organization are William Dienstein, a professor of social science, and Leonard H. Bathurst, a professor of education. THE SPHINX


A Convention Planned With Gusto! - the edition by Brother Ed. R. Harris Chairman, Public Relations PHILADELPHIA, P A . — A s the 44th General Convention Committee closes its books on its efforts in behalf of the visiting Brothers, individually and collectively its members find themselves employing the device of hindsight. "This" might have run a little smoother, "such-and-such" would have emphasized the hospitality we wanted to offer; a "particular" device would have improved some special activity; and we say to ourselves, "next time, perfection." Regardless of such self-examination one aspect requires no second guessing—the immense pride and pleasure we feel in having had the opportunity to entertain our brothers from all over the nation and across the seas. Their coming to Philadelphia, the things they did, the significance of their official activities will be remembered and many times discussed. We know now that the convening of Alpha Phi Alpha was an impressive thing to the community at large. The public meeting at which the fraternity saluted Miss Marian Anderson and heard an important talk from Brother Thurgood Marshall, received wide circulation in the press and radio-TV. By word of mouth it has been recognized as "the best public meeting of its kind held in Philadelphia in years" and many and many a Philadelphian is figuratively kicking himself for having missed it. Even so, he still might have missed it for there were not many vacant seats in Irvine Auditorium on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The fact that the national organization's procedures were facilitated by our prior planning was also a source of keen satisfaction to the host organizations. From their comments to Chairman Kermit J. Hall, apparently Brother President Myles A. Paige and his official body found these arrangements suitable and well-conceived. The cooperation and support given the committee by the Alpha Bettes and the Ladies of Alpha in welcoming the families of the brothers was an important adjunct in our over-all planning. Important as the official actions of the national body are, the human valFEBRUARY, 1959

ues are paramount. To see and hear the movers-and-shakers of Alpha Phi Alpha; to have with us Jewel Henry Callis; to renew old friendships and make new ones; to offer true Philadelphia hospitality to all the brothers, their ladies and their families, was more than ample reward for all the meetings, the pointing with pride and viewing with alarm, all the sessions of 16 months in preparation. For Philadelphia brothers the 44th general convention means a lasting quickening of Alpha spirit; a renewal of firm intention of further service to our fraternity; and many, many happy memories.

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admission requirements; and trips to science exhibits and fairs, and to laboratories and research centers. Adult interest and cooperation is needed here. Small group discussions about careers offer another opportunity for the participation of Alpha men. These are only a few ways in which individuals can participate in this new and exciting youth incentives program. T S T will make the efforts of classroom teachers more meaningful to many youngsters. The young people participating in our TOMORROW'S SCIENTISTS AND TECHNICIANS program will be helped to study harder, to do more outside reading, learn more and learn it better, aspire to college, and set higher goals in life.

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Ebony Aids Mu Lambda . . . WASHNGTON, D.C.—The members of Mu Lambda joined with the Alpha Wives in sponsoring the premier performance of "Ebony Fashion Fair" for the benefit of the Scholarship Fund on Saturday, October 4, 1958 in the Presidential and Congressional Ballrooms of the Statler-Hilton Hotel. The overflow crowd with "Standing Room Only" available saw and applauded the fashions around the world that were displayed. Freda DeKnight, Johnson Publishing Company Home Service Director, arranged and directed the Show and also served as commentator describing the creations from Paris, Rome and America designed by such distinguished persons as Fontana, Georgiana, Luciana, Hannah Troy, Ed Abbott and Ceil Chapman. The eight lovely models, Cordie King, Terry Springer, Joan Wright, Alberta Culberth, Harlean Harris, Elaine McNeal Smith, Carrolle Preston and Rochelle Boxie, were featured emerging from four entrances on

to the ramp where they paraded the length of the ballrooms. Male models Carl Byrd and Harold DeWindt wearing sport fashions and formal wear received much applause in the new styles especially the combination outfits with matching coatsuit and dress for husband and wife. The entire production is under Johnson Publishing Company headed by Brother John H. Johnson, publishers of "Ebony, Tan, Jet and Hue" magazines and Brother Johnson was present in Washington, D. C. for the opening. The sale of tickets was made easier since each purchase included a one year subscription to Ebony with door prizes contributed by Almar Manufacturing Company, Lady Schaeffer Pen Company, Ekco Products, Kraft Foods, Mercury Records, Libby Glassware and Helene Curtis Industries. An a la carte cocktail hour followed the performance in the hotel. The Scholarship money will be presented to Howard University for undergraduate students selected by the

University benefiting from the Fashion Fair. The models and Johnson Publishing Company staff were welcomed Friday preceding the Show at the fraternity house at an affair attended by the Press and the Committees of Alpha Brothers and Alpha Wives. Brothers Newman Taylor, Chairman; Edward Austin, Co-chairman; C. C. House, Joseph Waddy, Norris Atkins, Verdi Robinson, Melvin Johnson, Aubrey Robinson, William F. Nelson, Merrill Curtis, H. Gray Gilliam, John Bandy, Howland Ware, Millard R. Dean, Richard L. Bass, David Byrd, George Scurlock, John Ellison, Jr., William H. Smith and Alpha Wives Sarah Robinson and Catherine Morrow, chairman and cochairman, respectively, Frankie Dean, Elizabeth Atkins, Clara Washington, Marguerite Bruce, Pearl Curtis, Adelaide Clark, Avis Terry, Pauline Byrd, Viola Smith, Agatha Aikens, Ernie Smith, Elaine Cassell and Sally Jenkins. The joint committees recommend that other chapters investigate the possibility of such a promotion as Brother Johnson's Fashion Fair visits 30 cities in the United States. continued

ALPHA WIVES AND BOARD MEMBERS (Left to right)—Newman Taylor, Catherine Morrow, Frankie Dean, Sarah Robinson. (Standing left to r i g h t ) — C . Edward Austin and Verdie Robinson.

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COMMITTEE AND MODELS (Left to r i g h t ) — C a r r o l e

Preston, Millard

Dean, Elaine McNeal Smith, Harlem Harris, H. Gray Gilliam, Aubrey

Robinson Norris Atkins, Terry

Springer, Alberta Culbreath, Roehelle Boxie and Joseph Waddy.

Three Brothers View Alpha's Challange . . . by Brothers Aaron Brown - R. O' Hara Lanier - Frederick D. Patterson {These three Brothers, Drs. Brown, Lanier and Patterson, are Alpha Phi Alpha men of long standing. They are identified with the Phelps-Stokes Fund, New York, of which Brother Dr. Patterson is President.) NEW YORK, N. Y. — We have many years of experience in public and private education as teachers and administrators. It is our corporate belief that Alpha men face unique challenges during this period of tension, transition, national unrest a n d universal struggle for human rights. Alpha Phi Alpha was born to meet crucial needs and has a distinguished record of more than a half century in human betterment. Ours has been a role of an agent working constantly for educational, economic, political and moral advancement of our people and nation. Today offers unique opportunities for us to hold high the ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha. Because of our history and original purposes there must be no let-up in our efforts to promote advancement in all areas of human endeavor. This is especially true for those of us engaged in educational and civic activities. Fundamentally, we are FEBRUARY, 1959

a campus organization and our best work should be accomplished in such an environment. We should work within the broader concept of the campus which now includes the immediate community. We are no longer a cap and gown organization with no relationship to the surrounding community. Alpha Phi Alpha has been a leader in this broader expression of service. The Businessman's Responsibility to the Community The National Business League, an organization founded by Booker T. Washington in 1900 to help Negroes achieve success in business, has its National Headquarters in our office and offers opportunities for extension, travel, visiting chapters and meeting leaders of communities. In each city that boasts of good community relations there seems to be a definite pattern of

living. The businessmen of the community are an integral part of the church, school and civic activity and are in most cases the hardest workers. This year the National Business League met in Durham, North Carolina and was one of the most inspiring conventions we have ever had. The convention was held at North Carolina College but one of our most important meetings took place at White Rock Baptist Church in the same city. It is interesting to note that this was not a religious convention or one that dealt primarily with education; it was strictly a business confab. Because the business leaders of the city were officers at both the church and the college these two institutions took their rightful , places as hosts for the city of Durham. The president of North Carolina College worked diligently with a city councilman and the president of Mecontiniied

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tial, plus a better place to live.

Excerpts Received By Brother Hall "A greater pleasure I've never known than now, as I extend to you my humble but sincere congratulations for a job superbly performed. It is difficult to find the words to adequately express the praise warranted by your magnificent conduct as General Chairman of the 44th General Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc." Charles A. Broaddus Eastern Vice-President

"May I send to you my congratulations and compliments on the exceedingly wonderful manner in which you, as General Chairman of the Convention Committee, planned, administered and so successfully carried out the 44th Annual Convention of our great Fraternity." Sincerely yours, Brother Raymond Pace Alexander Judge of Common Pleas Court

Dear Mr. Hall: •The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau takes this opportunity to congratulate you and the Convention Committee for the splendid job the Philadelphia Chapters did in organizing and staging the 44th general convention of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. All reports indicate that your members and their guests who, visited from all over the country, enjoyed Philadelphia's hospitality and its convention facilities. We look forward to the Fraternity's return visit to Philadelphia and extend a most cordial invitation to the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity to again meet in Phildelphia in the earliest possible year. With kind regards. Sincerely, Paul Lanigan Convention Manager

Dear Brother Hall "1 want to congratulate you and your committee and Brothers in Philly for giving us the greatest convention yet. I can imagine haw much time, effort, and work plus money just went into the thing." Brother Billy Jones Mv Dear Kermit: "Let me again, in a matter for the record, commend you so highly for having executed a most successful 44th General Convention for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. The precision with which, or by which everything was motivated and operated, the insistence on your part as to exact performance of persons, objects and situations was masterful. "1 could go on with more superlatives, but all together—/ AM PROUD OF YOU—and ALPHA PHI ALPHA is proud of you." ALL IN ALL, a job well done, and you too can say with St. Paul: "I've fought a good fight. I have finished the race, I've kept the faith." Sincerely, Brother Laurence T. Young General Secretary

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chanics and Farmers Bank on the committee that planned the convention. It was not uncommon to see the officers of the North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company singing in the church choir or a professor at the college working with the local printer in order to get the convention program completed. This occasion was a wonderful PAGE 14

illustration of how businessmen can and should work with the churches, schools, and civic organizations. In helping Negroes get financial aid, legal assistance, trade contact and many other business essentials we find that some of the best advice we can give is "to achieve success in business is to achieve success in the community." A better community means better property values, whether business or residen-

The Challenge to the Churches and Fraternal Organizations The Negro church has taken a militant stand in the South through men like King, Abernathy, Shuttleworth, and others too numerous to mention but it has other responsibilities in connection with adult education in political action and economics. Many people are convinced that the economic pinch is the next pressure which is to be used by the rebel South to crowd the Negro out financially and to counteract Negro activity by financial measures. Each church should have its own credit union, building and loan association and cooperatives in order to pool together the Negro resources. Churches and fraternal groups must develop research departments to keep up with the citizen council groups and to see to it that dollars are not spent with our enemies. Many facilities in still segregated areas should be developed on sound financial bases by organizations. Many of these activities when developed properly may produce positions for displaced teachers and leaders and others. The church then must serve to consolidate the strength of protest for civil rights into mass action for political and economic action. It is evident that education for political and economic action must come from the church and fraternal groups. It is too much to expect a rebellious South to educate more adults to intimidate and embarrass them. Public school officials cannot do it, private schools will be limited but Negro churches and fraternal orders can and should. There is still a lot of illiteracy among Negro adults in the church; evening classes of all kinds should be conducted a l o n g w i t h discussion groups, moving pictures and lectures. Several churches and fraternal orders may combine to provide these facilities. There is enough resource. New Industries are coming to the South but the integration of the Negro is far from being realized; in fact, the Negro is not even being considered as a source of skilled, technical or professional labor. Summary Statement We must find new challenges in such mottos and slogans as: "Go To High School—Go To College" continued

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"A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People" 'First Of All—Servants Of All" In other words, we must live out the Fraternity ideals in our every day relationships. We must exhibit a greater sensitivity to the human problems which are so prevalent around us. Without a doubt, the most delicate and perplexing problem which we now face is one of racial strife with all of its ramifications. Alpha men must take an uncompromising position in favor of democracy and universal justice. We must not waiver, whether teacher, administrator, minister, politician or businessman. We must be firm but not overbearing. We must be diligent and aggressive at all times. To do this one must be constantly on the alert for opportunities to contribute toward the rapidly growing trend of universal freedom. O u r challenge to leadership i s strong, in fact, it was at no other time in our history more forceful. We must not fumble the ball at this significant play in the game of ignorance against culture, of tyranny against democracy, of racial strife against brotherhood. We can and must remain "first of all" by being scholarly, useful and courageous.

CINCINNATI . . . . DECEMBER 1959 FEBRUARY, 1959

Chapter Opens At Y. M. C A. TULSA, OKLA.—Alpha Tau Lamda Chapter held its first meeting of the season in October, at the YMCA. The meeting was well attended, and a spirit of fellowship was enjoyed by all. The November meeting was held Sunday afternoon, November 2, at the home of Brother L. H. Williams. The brothers will long remember this meeting, for there they feasted to their heart's content on a delicious turkey dinner. Important business of this meeting was the election of officers. Those elected are as follows: Brothers T. W. Harris, President, C. E. Christopher, Vice President, Joe Burnes, Secretary, Jesse Greadington, Financial Secretary, E. L. Hairston, Treasurer, R. B. Taylor, Jr., Sergeant-at-arms, William H. Franklin, Editor to the Sphinx. Since our last report to the Sphinx, the chapter has presented a scholarship to Mr. James Wilson of Dunbar High School, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Mr. Wilson is now Matriculating at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. This Chapter was also host to the state meeting in October. We feel that our chapter is especially fortunate in having three fatherson memberships. They are Brothers R. B. Taylor Sr., and R. B. Taylor Jr., Dentists; L. H. Williams Sr., and L. H. Williams Jr., Pharmacists; T.

W. Harris, Pharmacist, and W. L. Harris, M.D. Brother R. B. Taylor Sr. w a s chosen Dentist of the year by the National Dental Association, and Brother L. H. Williams Sr. was elected President of the National Pharmaceutical Association.

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BROTHER RALPH DINKINS Theatrical Stage Craft and Design Attention: New Chapters and Chapters of long standing which are interested in having an Alpha Phi Alpha insignia with chapter name attached and/or Plaque — contact me at this address. 1458 N. Allison St., Philadelphia 31, Pa.

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A Modern Method of Investing -- Mutual Funds By BROTHER RANDALL L. TYUS, Alpha

Gamma

Lambda

Vice President and Director of Sales for SPECIAL MARKETS, INC., NEW YORK CITY

NEW YORK N. Y. —The problem of selecting gifts for people who are near and dear to us confronts all of us one time or other. We all like to feel that a gift will be durable, appreciated and of practical value. A Mutual Fund Program makes an ideal gift—and the recipient can be in any age group. For example, a Mutual Fund Trust Account can be set up for an infant to provide for its future education. Gifts of money to the child from any source whatever, may be added to the Trust account. The value of the account and the child grow up together—a most rewarding companionship in the years ahead. Adequate provision for retirement presents a real problem to everyone in these days of shrinking dollars. A supplementary retirement fund may be effectively established in a Mutual Fund investment program. At first, some people think of Mutual Funds as a complicated way to invest—when actually it is very simple. You don't have to know stocks and the complexities of the stock Market—nor is it necessary for you to maintain constant contact with a broker to check on market fluctuations. When you buy Mutual Fund shares, you are buying Professional Management, broad diversifications of investment in a number of top American Corporations and finally, you are buying constant supervision in order that you may receive maximum return on your investment with minimum risk. More than two million Americans have invested over eleven billion dollars in Mutual Funds—clearly indicating the position of the Mutual Fund Industry as one of the most important factors in the field of family financial planning—and one of the most important segments of our entire National economy. Numerous organizations, such as professional associations, schools and colleges, fraternal groups, labor unions, insurance companies, religious organizations, foundations, etc., as well as individuals are putting their money to PAGE 16

The question that always confronts an organization or an individual when contemplating investing precious dollars—is—How To Get Started. We have the answer and will be glad to furnish it without obligation on request. Our educational program is dedicated to expanding public information regarding Mutual Funds and supplying the most appropriate Fund to meet the needs of the individual or organization. Many Alpha Men already know about SPECIAL MARKETS INC., through contact with Brother Ernest Stevenson of East Orange, New Jersey, who is a valued member of our staff.

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M A R K E T S , I N C . , W a l l Street Investment C o . Brother Randall L. Tyus, who was Field Director for the United N e g r o C o l l e g e Fund for fourteen years, has become Vice President and of

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work in Mutual Funds. In such an investment, organizations find it particularly practicable because it relieves the organization of management responsibilities and greatly simplifies the procedure of record-keeping, and reporting to the membership. There is something special about SPECIAL MARKETS Incorporated, in relation to Mutual Funds. First of all, SPECIAL MARKETS is a fully qualified Over-the-Counter investment firm that specializes in the sale of Mutual Funds. SPECIAL MARKETS INC., is the first investment firm in the Wall Street Area to be owned and managed by an interracial staff—and offers a wide variety of different mutual funds to meet the particular needs of the individual investors. To Alpha Men and other forwardthinking people it is of significance that SPECIAL MARKETS has pioneered in the opening of a relatively new high-level occupational field-careers in the field of finance.

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Other October activities of the Beta Mu Lambda Chapter was the presentation at the regular monthly meeting by Bro. J. Clinton Hoggard, SecretaryTreasurer, Department of Foreign Missions, A.M.E. Zion Church, who described color slides of his trip to Ghana and Nigeria and impressed the Brothers with the improved and expanded church activities in those countries. The November meeting was to an overflow audience hearing Brother George Marion Johnson, former Dean, Howard University Law School, now Director, Office of Laws, Plans and Research, the Department of Justice Committee on Civil Rights. The December monthly meeting headlined Mr. Simeon Booker, Washington Bureau Chief, Johnson Publications and author of the weekly column "Ticker Tape U.S.A." in Jet Magazine. Mr. Booker described his six weeks in Little Rock and Van Buren, Arkansas during the closing of Central High School and the terror attacks on Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bates, Arkansas State Press newspaper. Our January monthly program will be the outstanding government executive, Brother George O. Butler, Director of Education, President's Committee on Government Contracts' telling the functions and accomplishments of the Committee along with the sound film "Commencement." Mu Lambda looks for their most successful year in financial memberships and fellowship participation inspired by the large number of Brothers who attend these meetings. THE SPHINX


YMCA Names Brother To Top Level Job In Indonesia The International Committee of the YMCA of the USA and Canada has announced the appointment of Brother L. Maynard Catchings to serve as Fraternal Secretary to the National Council of the YMCA in Indonesia. The appointment is in response to a request for assistance from the National Council of the YMCA of Indonesia. Brother Catchings will be located in Djakarta, Java and will aid the General Secretary of Indonesia in the extension and strengthening of the YMCA program in Indonesia. His specific responsibilities will include Leadership Training, Public Relations and general program. Second Negro Appointee He will be associated in this work with Mr. Lex Rotti, the Indonesian General Secretary, and Mr. Karl Stange, who is currently serving as Fraternal Secretary to the Indonesian Movement. The International Committee guides the World Service work of the YMCAs of the United States and Canada. It is presently supporting work in 34 foreign countries. This appointment will make the second country in which a United States Negro will presently be serving as a Fraternal Secretary. Mr. David Howell, an American Negro, has for several years been serving as Fraternal Secretary to Liberia. Brother Catchings is now studying the Indonesian language and related cultural studies at Yale University. He and his wife, Mrs. Rose Mae Catchings, and their 13-year-old son, Lincoln M. Catchings, Jr., will depart for Indonesia early in 1960. En route to Java they will visit YMCA operations in Hawaii, Tokyo, Manila, Hong Kong, and Malaya. Brother New Jersey Resident Brother Catchings, who now resides in Montclair, New Jersey, is a native of Houston, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Prairie View College in Texas, and earned advanced degrees in religion and philosophy at Howard University in Washington, D.C. From 1942 to 1944, he was regional student secretary with the Southern Area Council of the YMCA. In 1945, he joined the staff of the Social Science FEBRUARY, 1959

Institute of Fisk University and aided in conducting human relations studies in several major U.S. cities. In connection with the race relations program of the American Missionary Association, he conducted a study of minority participation in Congregational Christian Churches. In 1947, he was called to the pastorate of P l y m o u t h Congregational Church in Washington, D.C. Active in denominational affairs, he has served on a number of boards and committees of the Congregati o n a 1 Christian Churches. His most recent service has been with the American Board of Commissioners For Foreign Missions. On Howard Faculty In Washington, he was also a member of the faculty in the Department of Philosophy at Howard University and a member of the Board of Public Welfare of the District of Columbia. In 1950, he served as the American director for a World Council of Churches Work Camp in Chembon, France. In 1953, he joined the staff of the National Board of the YMCA as asso-

ciate executive for Student Services, with special responsibility for interracial and intercultural relations. In this connection he worked with YMCAs on more than 200 college campuses across the country. Attending the World Centennial of the YMCA in Paris in 1953, he served as one of the leaders of the Young Men's Conference. He was awarded a citation for distinguished service to the National Student Council of the YMCA by the National Student Committee of the YMCA at its last annual meeting.

New President NEW ORLEANS, L A . â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brother Anthony M. Rachal Jr., an instructor in the Industrial Arts at Xavier University here, was installed as president of Sigma Lambda Chapter. He succeeds Brother Ernest N. Morial, General Counsel for Alpha. An alumnus of Xavier, Brother Rachal attended Wayne University in Detroit where he received his M.Ed. While at Wayne he was a member of Epsilon Pi Tau, an international honor society in industrial education. In 1953 Brother Rachal served as honorcontinued on page 25

BROTHER CATCHINGS WINS AWARD Owen O. Hunsaker, representative of United Airlines, presents 100,000 Mile Award to Brother Catchings while wife Rose Mary expresses joy. The inscription read: To L Maynard Catchings, In Appreciation of Your Valuable Contribution to Air Transport Progress. Signed, W . A. Patterson, President, United Airlines.

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A Reminder To Brothers In The Southwest DALLAS, TEXAS—The members of Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter, your host of the 1959 Southwest Regional Convention are making plans for a memorable event. The city of Dallas will be yours for this occasion and we are sure the people who live here will help us make this one of the best regional conventions for years to come. Dallas, unique in many aspects, has the distinction of being ideal for conventions and social gatherings; we feel that once you have experienced the friendliness of the people who live here you will endeavor to visit us again. The numerous activities, both business and pleasure, we feel will tend to make your stay comfortable and extremely enjoyable. Local Greek Letter organizations are already clamoring for some type courtesy for your enjoyment, and we hope somehow to accommodate each group. The Alpha wives are planning events to entertain the visiting Brothers, wives and guests. If you like golf don't miss this convention. Our General President and Regional Vice President will add to our proposed program. Headquarters for the convention will be at Roseland Homes Housing Project, where registration

and all business sessions will be held. Register early and make plans now to attend and add to the cause of alpha. The conference will close with a formal affair which will be staged at the beautiful and spacious Dallas City Auditorium.

News for Veterans GI Bill training opportunities have been extended by a new law to World War II and Korean War veterans whose military discharges have been changed from "dishonorable," "undesirable" and the like to "honorable," Veterans Administration announced today. The law gives World War II veterans whose discharges h a v e b e e n changed four years to start training under the World War II GI Bill. Korean War veterans will have three years to begin training under the Korean GI Bill. VA explained that one of the basic requirements of both GI Bills is a discharge under conditions other than dishonorable. In some instances the branches of service have reviewed less-than-honorable discharges and have changed them

CHAPTER DIRECTORY UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS: (Continued from Inside Front Cover) 78. 77. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. Be. 87. 88. 8?. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 94. 97.

G A M M A - N U — Austin G. Wells, Bo* #274 Penn. State University. State College, Pennsylvania. GAM MA-XI—John C. Lewis, 846 77th Street, Los Angeles, California. G A M M A OMICRON—Charlie Williams, Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee. GAMMA-PI—Edward E. Robinson Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina. GAMMA-RHO—Carl E. Smith, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. GAMMA-SIGMA — Delbert LeCompte, Delaware State College, c/o Miss H. R. Williams, Dover, Delaware. GAMMA-TAU—Herbert E. Johnson, 343 East Shaw Hall, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan. GAMMA-UPSILON—Richard A. Evans Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi. GAMMA-PHI—Talmadge Foster, P.O. Box # 4 8 1 , Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. G A M M A - C H I — Andred V. Stevenson, #218 Tanner Hall, Kansas State Teachers' College, Pittsburgh, Kansas. GAMMA-PSI—Raymond I. Hunley, St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, North Carolina. DELTA-ALPHA—Cleadus Ferguson, Claflin College, Orangeburg, South Carolina. DELTA-BETA—Samuel A. Hay, Bethune-Cookman College Daytona Beach, Florida. DELTA-GAMMA—Posey Williams, Alabama A and M. College, Normal, Alabama. DELTA-DELTA—Walter H. Jackson, Albany State College, Albany, Georgia. DELTA-EPSILON—Kenneth R. Scott, 102 Lonsdale Road, Buffalo 8. New York. DELTA-ZETA— (Inactive) Syracuse, New York. DELTA-ETA—Louis Hill-Pratt, Savannah State College, Savannah, Georgia. DELTA-THETA—Joe J. Cramer, Texas Southern University, Houston 4, Texas. DELTA-IOTA—(Inactive) New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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98. 99. 100. 300. 301. 302. 303. 304. 305. 304. 307. 308. 309. 310. 311. 312. 313. 314. 315.

DELTA-KAPPA—Theodore Casey, Alcorn A. and M. College, Lorman, Mississippi. DELTA-MU—William T. Ridgeway 812 Matthewson, Wichita. Kansas. DELTA-NU—Ernest Brown, Maryland State College Princess Anne, Maryland. DELTA-XI—Monroe Freeman, Jr., 115 Hughes Hall, Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio. DELTA-OMICRON —George R. Walker, # 3 4 Homewood Terrace, San Francisco 12, California.. DELTA-PI—Theodore R. Young, State Teacher's College, Cheyney, Pennsylvania. DELTA-RHO—Edward T. Diamond, Jr., 3008 East 25th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. DELTA-SIGMA—Leroy J. Sanford Grambling College, Grambling, Louisiana. DELTA-TAU—George J. Hatten, St. Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Virginia. DELTA-UPSILON—Thomas A. Lounds, 112 D Miami Manor, Oxford, Ohio. DELTA-PHI—Charles E. Hicks, P.O. Box 7018, Jackson College, Jackson, Mississippi. DELTA-CHI—Van W . Lewis 34 Hopkinson Avenue, Brooklyn 33, New York. DELTA-PSI—Reid Anderson, Florida N. and I. M. College, St. Augustine, Florida. EPSILON-ALPHA—Merele Dixon, 49 Port Lawrence Apartments, Toledo, Ohio. EPSILON-BETA—Clarence D. Johnson, 2494 South Lily Avenue, Fresno 4, California. EPSILON-GAMMA—Lee Morris Walton, Bishop College, Marshall, Texas. EPSILON-DELTA—Dr. Oscar W . Ritchie, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. EPSILON-EPSILON —Curtiss LeBlanc, 204 N. West Street. Stillwater, Oklahoma. EPSILON-ZETA—Dr. Edgar A. Toppin, Fayetteville State Teachers' College, Fayetteville, North Carolina. (Continued on Inside

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to honorable, whenever the facts warranted the change. But very often these new honorable discharges came too late for veterans to make use of their new-found GI training opportunities, since t h e i r deadlines for starting training had passed. The new law gives them a renewed opportunity to take GI training, should they want it. VA said that these veterans may apply for GI training at any VA office. Along with their applications, they should include a photostat or certified true copy of their new honorable discharge certificate. Also, any VA office can answer any of their questions as to eligibility.

Community Participation FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—The New Bern Chapter of the Fayetteville State Teachers College Alumni sponsored Emancipation Proclamation Observance at the St. John's Baptist Church, Sunday, January 4, 1959 at four o'clock. An impressive opening activity including tribute to founders and remarks by Mr. Robert M. Whitehead preceded the guest speaker of the afternoon, Dr. Randolph Jones, President, Fayetteville State Teachers College, Fayetteville, North Carolina. "The Negro desires to live in an atmosphere in which every child will have an opportunity to live, to grow and to learn without having the stigma of inferiority stamped on his skin or burned into his soul," said Brother Jones. In the course of his speech, he emphasized the fact that the Negro will not be tully emancipated until he has the privilege of securing any kind of job he is capable of performing. Brother Jones stressed the necessity of rightful participation in the processes of local, state, federal governments. He ended by saying "Every self-respecting Negro wants free access to every public privilege or service to which citizens are entitled." The invocation and benedic t i o n were given by Rev. C. H. White. The Emancipation Proclamation was read by Miss D. E. Carter. The choir rendered two selections: "Go D o w n Moses" and "Many A Thousand Gone". THE SPHINX


National Campaign Director Appointed For United Negro College Fund NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; W. Barton Beatty, Jr., head of the United Negro College Fund's Cleveland-Pittsburgh region since 1955, has been named national campaign director, it was announced here recently by W. J. Trent, Jr., Fund executive director. Mr. Beatty's regional assignment will be filled by Joseph Henry Taylor, formerly in charge of vocational services for the Cleveland Urban League A native of Cairo, 111., Mr. Beatty is an alumnus of Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., one of the Fund's 33 member colleges. He has done graduate work at Howard University and the University of Michigan. He holds an honorary degree from Bishop College, Marshall, Tex., another of the Fund's member institutions. Mr. Beatty came to the College Fund staff from an assignment with a third member school, Hampton Institute, Va., where he served as secretary and public relations director. His earlier professional experience includes four years as executive director of the Moorland Branch of the Dallas YMCA and four years as boys work secretary of the Detroit YMCA. Undertaking many civic responsibilities both locally and nationally, Mr. Beatty serves an editor-in-chief of Alpha Phi Alpha's "Sphinx Magazine" and is a board member of the National Publicity Council for Health and Welfare Services. He chairs and serves

with a number of YMCA and community councils and committees. "Mr. Beatty has won many friends for the College Fund in Cleveland, Youngstown, Akron, Columbus, Pittsburgh and neighboring communities," Mr. Trent said. "By enlarging the scope of his work, our officers and board members look forward to strengthened support throughout the nation for the Fund's member colleges." As national campaign director, Mr. Beatty's office will be located at College Fund headquarters in New York City. Mr. and Mrs. Beatty and their daughter plan to take up residence in Montclair, New Jersey, February 1, 1959. The pioneer in joint fund raising for institutions of higher learning, the United Negro College Fund is now conducting its 16th annual campaign to raise 10 per cent of the operating costs of its member schools. All 33 UNCF member colleges and universities are privately supported, accredited institutions. All but one of them are located in the South.

CINCINNATI DECEMBER 1959

BROTHER HALL'S ETHEL ADMIRES SILVER TRAY Brother Hall's wife Ethel holds the lovely Silver tray awarded Brother Hall during the 44th General Convention Banquet. Admiring the tray are (left to right) Brother Hall, Mrs. Richard Sterling, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. W . Barton Beatty and Brother Richard Sterling of Washington, D.C.

FEBRUARY, 1959

Brother Andrew M. Bradley

Brother Property And Supplies Chief PHILADELPHIA, PA. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Governor David L. Lawrence announced that he has selected Andrew M. Bradley to serve as Secretary of Property and Supplies in his administration. A certified p u b l i c accountant, Brother Bradley holds this post, having been appointed to it by Governor Leader in July of last year. Previously, he was budget secretary for the Commonwealth. In announcing his choice, Lawrence said: "I am especially happy to know that Andrew Bradley will accept appointment as Secretary of Property and Supplies in my administration. Not only is he an old and valued friend, he is recognized by everyone as an exceptionally able and conscientious public official. His performance, first as Budget Secretary and then as Secretary of Property and Supplies in the Leader administration, has proved his great capacity for public administration. "I consider myself fortunate in being able to have such a man serve the Lawrence administration" Born in Allegheny County, Mr. Bradley lived in Bedford County before moving to Harrisburg. He is a member of the American Institute of Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, continued on page 25

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THANKS AND

BEST W I S H E S

The "Ladies of A l p h a " of Philadelphia are members of the auxiliary to Z e t a O m i c r o n Lambda.

First Row—Agnes Barksdale, Josephine Poindex-

ter, M a r y Thompson, Pauline Stanback, Mascot "Pinkie" Brown, Naticka Moose, Parliamentarian; Edith Dinkins, Florence C a r r , M y r a M i t c h e l l . row—St.

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C l a i r H e w i t t , C h a p l a i n ; Vivian Jettison, Recording Secretary; Tillie G r i f f i n , Vice President; Mariline Wilkins, President; Nan Brown, Treasurer;

Laura Fowler, Sgt. at Arms; Sophie Harris, Corresponding Secretary.

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R o w — M a r t i n a H u g g a r d , G r a c e Goss, A d e a n Utterback, Dorothy Rodgers,

Vivian W h i t e , LaVonia M . Clarke, Bernice Pree, Eloise Livingston, Vera C a r t e r , J . Brown, Bernice Smith, P. Johnson, Sonja Brown.

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KJne of KJur (J-test UlearS . . . MEMPHIS, TENN.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Officers and members of Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter are happy to announce the progress that has been made in Memphis during the past year under the inspired leadership of Brother Leland L. Atkins. The chapter sponsored its first "Annual Scholarship Dance," which was a success, for the purpose of establishing a $2,000.00 scholarship loan fund for students attending LeMoyne College. A "Spring Formal" was also sponsored with the funds allotted the entertainment committee for decorations and favors to be turned over to the NAACP to further the Fight for Freedom. Smilh-W ilburn Delegates Brothers James Smith and Wallace Wilburn represented Alpha D e l t a Lambda Chapter at the Southern Regional Convention in Mobile, Ala. Both brothers returned to the chapter with a report which the chapter found informative and impressive. Founder's Day Observed Alpha Delta Lambda, along with Beta Xi Chapter of LeMoyne College observed Founder's Day with a joint public program, Sunday, December 7, 1958, at the Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church of which Brother B. T. Hunt is pastor. Brother R. S. Lewis, Jr., one of the local morticians of the city delivered the address. His broad and varied experiences enabled him to present an address which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The program ended with each brother rededicated to the ideal of Alpha Phi Alpha. The chapter is in the process of reclaiming all inactive brothers of this city and surrounding areas. Brother Thomas Doggett was appointed to head the reclamation committee. The chapter was happy to open its doors to two fine young Alpha men who are recent college graduates in the persons of Brother Harold Winfrey, who finished Tennessee State University with high honors and served as Drum Major of the Tennessee State "High Stepping" hundred piece band, and Brother Harold Brooks, who finished West Virginia State College with high honors and served as president of the student body of West Virginia State College. We also regret very much the FEBRUARY, 1959

losing of Brother Alexander P. Dumas, who has been very active with us; he has been promoted to Assistant to the Agency Director of North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company with offices now in Atlanta, Ga. Brother

Thomas is now residing in Atlanta, Ga. Brothers of Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter are striving for a bigger and better year for 1959, with its major goal being the purchasing of a fraternity house in addition to maintaining a policy of community aid and improvement. Brother Willie E. Lindsey

Excerpts Received By Brother Hall Dear

Kermit: Words are simply inadequate to express my elation over the manner in which you carried out the Forty-fourth General Convention. I am going to make a recommendation to the Executive Council that you he appointed the General Secretary, and then we will have absolutely nothing to worry about. (Smile). "You are o be congratulated over the way in which you were able to bring your committees together and carry out every detail without a hitch. It was certainly a joy to behold!" I am grateful to you and Ethel for all the personal courtesies shown and hope that some day I shall be in a position to repay some of them. Please give my best regards to all. Very truly yours, Brother James E. Huger Dear Brother Hall and Brothers: "I have just returned from the finest, most wonderfully planned, and brilliantly executed convention in my history of attending Alpha Conventions, and let me remind you that I have missed only one since 1940. The Brothers of Philadelphia just put on the finest in the history of Alpha and I challenge anyone to say that he has attended one better. Men of Alpha in your area should hold their heads high in the pride of a job excellently done." Yours in Alpha, Brother Lionel H. Newsom Dear Mr. Hall: Thank you so much for your letter of January 3rd and the many nice comments concerning your 44th General Convention here at the Sheraton. "Certainly we want yon to know that it was a pleasure to have had you here and I would not close the file on your fine group without writing to say how much I enjoyed working with you and every member of your staff. I hope that you will have every success with your 1959 convention in Cincinnati." Cordially, Alan F. Schnell Director of Sales Dear Brother Hall: "1 want you to know that the brotherhood appreciates the cautious and businesslike manner in which you have watched our budget. You are the stabilizer of the Fraternity. You are not easily provoked and are ample in mercy." Yours very truly, Brother Walter Washington My Dear Brother Hall: "Just a note to extend congratulations and appreciation to you for the excellent service which you have rendered, both as Comptroller of our Fraternity and as chairman of the committee for the entertainment of the recent Convention in your city. I wanted you to know that the work which you have been doing is appreciated by us, many of whom do not take the opportunity to extend such a word as this." Fraternally yours, Brother Charles H. Wesley Dear

Kermit: "This is to put in writing what I said to you in Philly. Your convention best organized one I have attended. You made full use of your splendid Fraternally yours, Frank L. Stanley

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Came the Alpha Cabaret at nine mid Club, I managed to weave in and o'clock that night and we had our out for hot minutes here and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; feminine folk with us. The music was poor meandering, ubiquitous me. Now it was Monday, and the congood, the cocktails and highballs were plentiful. It was a field day for me vention was rolling on without inciand I threw my weight around a-plen- dent when all of a sudden, in the words of Sir Bulwer Lytton, as he said, in ty and everybody knew I was there. The next day brought the Public his Last Days of Pompeii: "And now Meeting at Irvine Auditorium Univer- a voice from Italy, it comes like the sity of Pennsylvania. It was a formal, flowing of a breeze from the moundignified, and inspiring occasion. It tains, it breathes solemnity like a was not an ordinary Sunday afternoon sound from the tomb, it floats in maBROTHER O. WILSON WINTERS Mass Meeting of N. A. A. C. P. ad- jestically like the echoes of thunder. Convention Echoes herents listening to Brother Thurgood Let the nations hearken for the buried Dr. O. Wilson Winters Marshall hurl maledictions upon the voice of antiquity speaks again from 28 Curran Arcade, Norristown, Pa. heads of Negro oppressors. It was a the grey ruins of Pompeii." ParaDear Frat Fun: cool, calculating, fact-finding seminar phrased I would say, "the voice of I attended the 44th General Con- on Race Relations by Professor Thur- Jewel Henry A. Callis coming like vention in Philadelphia during the re- good Marshall and Her Majesty, Mari- the oracle of Delphi, floating in penecent Christmas holidays. I came in an Anderson, imparting invaluable trating ripples over a startled, enwith the first wave of delegates and wisdom for the edification of every tranced assembly, fulminating in divisitors and remained until the end. American. rectives and challenges for a fraternal Sometimes I was much in evidence and Brother Winters, did you see me renovation, demanded an immediate at other times one would think 1 had there? Did you hear me as I sang the fraternal inventory as the quavering gone for good. It was the type of con- Alpha Hymn? There have been many, voice of the most learned of the Jewels, vention that I liked and you will gen- many expressions on the grandeur of the brother whose knowledge of Greek erally find me around and very promi- the meeting, it's split second timing, was responsible for our being called nent in that kind of conclaves. the capacity audience, the singing of Alpha Phi Alpha,â&#x20AC;&#x201D;that voice promulI was at the Alpha Smoker in the Brother Hoxter's Philharmonic Men's gated the finest, the shortest and the Hall of Flags at the Hotel Sheraton. Chorus, but most of all they talk about most spontaneously accepted speech You seemed to be enjoying the clever the Alpha Hymn and how it thrilled of his fraternal life. I was there, too; monologue of the M.C. while I flitted the hearts of everyone, (one lady ad- indeed I was. among the fellows thruout the room. mitted that she wept unashamedly). Monday night was rainy as the charLater there was a limited fashion show. Yes, brother I was there. tered buses and private cars carried It was limited because the raiment was At the Open House parties and the us to the imposing Art Museum. This limited, the models were limited and Undergraduate "Jam Session and full dress parade and window dressing their appearances were limited. You Smoker" at the famous, swanky Pyracontinued on next page didn't need me so I stepped out awhile as the fellows reverted to primitive emotions. The next day, Saturday morning, the convention swung into action. Everything went according to schedule. I was quietly musing and observing the greetings of brothers here and there when I was aroused from my lethargy by the stirring address of Brother Sidney A. Jones as he gave the keynote Address. Brother Jones, former Acting General Secretary and Chairman of the Committee on General Secretary, evoked the kind of emotion and interest that insured my continued presence. That afternoon, Brother President, Myles Paige, in his president address and the glorious reports of the Vice Presidents and other officers, kept us hovering like an THE STANLEYS Arabian tent over the brothers wading Past General Presidenf Frank Stanley Sr. and Mrs. Stanley with Frank Jr. and his charming bride. deeper into fraternity business. We are sure the convention was a part of the honeymoon. PAGE 22

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THE LOVELY LADIES WERE ALSO PRESENT! (Left to right) Miss Cleo Shakespaare, graduate student, University of Michigan; Brother Alfred Armstead, Cleveland, Ohio; Miss Kay Crawford, New York; Brother Leslie Polk, Vice Counsel to Lebanon and Mrs. Leslie Polk.

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of the Inter-Greek Council at its public reception was a continuation of the excellence of the public meeting previously mentioned. Tis Tuesday, the final day of the convention. We usually brace ourselves for fireworks and parliamentary skirmishes. Alpha fellowship predominated over a bitter misunderstanding and all was forgiven. History was made when Brother President's election by the universal suffrage by mail ballot gave him a two year continuous reign as the New president. The president elects candidates selected to be voted on in 1959 were Brother William Hale of Atlanta and Brother Sidney Jones of Chicago, 111. Now comes the Alpha Banquet and Formal Dance, the "Piece De Resistance" of the Alpha Convention. I looked in and found things so majestically formal I had decided to stay away but I hung around very inconspicuously until Brother Billy Goverdale, in introducing the undergraduate speaker, Brother Leroy Colquitt, president of Psi Chapter, said Alpha men are equal to every occasion and emergency. He told this story. One day on an airplane trip the pilot said he was having trouble and it was necessary to lighten the load. All the passengers would have to leave by parachute. The first of the four passengers, a Kappa man, arose, exclaimed: "Kappa Alpha Psi go to H... when they die," and jumped headlong out of the plane, the next, an Omega man FEBRUARY, 1959

said, "it's better to be a dog, than Omega Psi Phi," and he too, jumped out, the next passenger and Alpha man stood up and yelled, "First of all, servants of all, we shall transcend all" then he grabbed the Sigma man and threw him out of the plane. This woke me up, and fired Brother Colquitt into giving one of the finest undergraduate addresses we've ever heard. By now we were wondering about you. You were out of character, so formal, so eloquent, so studied in diction and poise. We did not know that the old Frat Funster was under wraps that you were told that the banquet was to be strictly formal. Well you were indeed formal and you were short, so short that many of us who could hear that resonant voice and fine diction, could only see that carefully dressed black hair and an expanse of black forehead—nothing else. And I heard it from many of the folk attending the banquet that the next incident on the program was the most unique innovation they have ever seen. Many of them asked for the copy so I am repeating a bit of it, correct me if I am wrong. The banquet was a hum of excitement and comment over the introduction and the address of the previous speaker when the curly mass of marcelled hair and ebony forehead appeared quickly at the lectern and said: "Honored Guests and Brothers, we interrupt this program to bring you a bulletin from Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia Bar Association

reports the disappearance of a member of the district courts. He is six feet, two inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds, is clean shaven, occasionally wearing horn-rimmed glasses, soft spoken, extremely dignified but of a friendly disposition. A native of Roanoke, Virginia etc., etc. He graduated from the University of Michigan in collegiate training, received his degree in law from Howard University and Yale Law School and was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and subsequently the United State Supreme Court. He is senior partner of a large law firm. His law career has been replete with signal legal success, most notable of which was the history making victory before the Supreme Court when an unanimous decision was obtained abolishing the practice of the use of curtains on dining cars to separate Negro and white passengers. He was five times elected president of Alpha. He is a member of etc., etc., etc. —. During the summer of 1956 after a similar disappearance, he was found collaborating on the making of a platform with the Civil Rights Committee for the National Democratic Party at Chicago, 111. He should be approached with caution for he is known to be well-armed —armed with vast educational and fraternal knowledge, and great social wisdom. He is well supplied with much personal charm and matchless oratorical ability which he will not hesitate to use when provoked. He usually answers to the name of: Belford Virgil Lawson whom I now have the cherished honor to present to you." Brother Lawson responded with his finest Ciceronian declamations. You'll read it elsewhere in the Sphinx. But by then everybody knew I was at the banquet. Brother Paige, Brother Kermit Hall, receiving the miniature world on a silver platter, Brother Sidney Jones and his Chicago undergraduates receiving their special awards, Brother Tolly Harris, the wealthy Tulsa businessman, Chairman of awards. Brother Holton Hackett as he sang, Brother East directing the Alpha Hymn, Brother Father Richard Brown praying sincerely for our care and safety all these and everybody else knew that there continued

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Brother Foster Accepts Chamber Of Commerce Scroll CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—Recently, Brother Albon Langston Foster was honored on successive days in Chicago by the Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce of which he is the Executive Director, and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. At a testimonial dinner sponsored by the Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce in Chicago on December 10th, 1958, over five hundred business leaders and their wives paid tribute,, to Foster: "for his untiring zeal in working for social and economic progress in our community. Since coming to Chicago in 1925 he made contributions to racial understanding and co-operation for the common good of all, even at personal sacrifices." Among those who spoke were Brother Frayser T. Lane, who was associated with Foster for 23 years at the Chicago Urban League, Brother T. K. Gibson, Sr., with whom Foster was associated as a Board Member of the Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Company, Brother O. O. Morris, who was initiated at Wilberforce while Foster was president of Xi Chapter, following which both worked with the YMCA, Brother Louis E. Martin, Executive Editor of the Chicago Defender, and Brother Lewis A. H. Caldwell, Executive Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce. In the gathering were many Alpha Phi Alpha brothers, including Brother Laurence T. Young, Executive Secretary of the National Organization, and Brother Harold Langrum, President of Xi-Lambda Chapter, of which chapter Foster has been a member since 1925. The following day, Foster was the guest of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, at the Palmer House, where Mayor Richard J. Daley presented awards to Foster, and three other persons selected from a list of 122, whose names had been submitted to a committee of distinguished citizens. In tribute to Foster, the scroll read: "To ALBON LANGSTON FOSTER, who has throughout his life worked for understanding and co - operation between racial groups for mutual trust and confidence, and the lowering of PAGE 24

barriers on either side." Brother Foster was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha at Xi Chapter in 1912; while doing graduate work at Ohio State University he affiliated with Kappa Chapter. He is also a member of Lambda Boule, Sigma Pi Phi.

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had been A CONVENTION and that it was all because of me. Who am I? You should know by now, for without me there would have been a sterile general convention committee and an insipid, directionless convention. Keep close to me, reserve a hallowed spot in your heart for me and the future of Alpha is safe. Who am I? I am, Yours truly, "That Good Ole Alpha Spirit" Guest Columnist for O. WILSON WINTERS P.S. Did you realize that it was "that good ole' Alpha Spirit" that was directing the composition of Frat Fun?

It was that same spirit which caused the delegates and visitors to donate $1000 (one thousand dollars) in fifteen minutes on Tuesday, Dec. 30th at the last session and gave it to Brother Shortridge for his Birmingham Improvement Association in their fight for unadulterated citizenship. It was the same spirit that caused a registration of 557 delegates and visitors; a banquet seating of 859, and an attendance of 1,525 people at the Public Meeting at Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania on Sunday day, December 28th. It is the same spirit that makes this the easiest and most prolific column that has come from us in many years —and—the most difficult to terminate. But,—oh well,—good-bye!

RECLAIM YOUR BROTHERS

BROTHER HONORED TWICE Brother Alborn Langston Foster (center), congratulated by his wife and Brother Harold Langrum, President of Xi Lambda Chapter of Chicago.

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Brothers Fete Wives and Sweethearts

Brother Gideon E. Smith

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and various other professional organizations. He studied at the Wharton Extension School of the University of Pennsylvania and other business schools, and holds an honorary degree as Doctor of Social Science from Lincoln University.

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HAMPTON, VA. — Delta Beta Lambda's Annual Wives and Sweethearts Party held in the Bay Shore Hotel's beautiful Surf Room, was a gala affair which combined the honoring of our wives and sweethearts with the celebration of Founders Day. Following a cocktail hour the Brothers and their wives and/or sweethearts repaired to the beautifully decorated Surf Room where they were served a delicious dinner. When the inner man was satisfied our President, Brother George W. Clarke, talked briefly on Founders Day and its significance. Greetings were brought from Mrs. Margaret Johnson, President, Newport News Alpha wives, Mrs. Theodara Neilson, Vice President of the Hampton Alpha Wives and Brother Junius George, President of Zeta Lambda Chapter of Newport News, Va. Brother Julian M. Baker then presented twenty-five year certificates to the following: Brothers Walter R. Brown, William S. Hart, Herman N. Neilson and Charles H. Williams. After appropriate remarks from the 25 year honorees, the new officers for the year 1959 were duly installed by Brother Walter E. Jones, Past President of Delta Beta Lambda. They are: Brothers George W. Clarke, President, Garland A. Cooke, Vice Presi-

able Basileu of the team to conduct the national initiation of Epsilon Pi Tau at Ohio State University, the foundation place of the society. Brother Rachal is married to the former Miss Louis Eugere, an AKA soror. They have three children-— Gina, 3; Raylinda, 9; and Anthony, 10, who is aspiring to join his father later in Alphadom.

REGISTER A N D

dent, Judson H. Furlow, Secretary, William S. Hart, Treasurer, Walter R. Brown, Chaplain and Edward N. Jones, Asso. Editor of The Sphinx. After singing the Alpha Hymn, group pictures were taken and the rest of the evening was spent enjoyably in games and dancing. HAMPTON, VA. — Brothers Gideon E. Smith and Charles H. Williams, whose names are almost synonomous with athletics at Hampton Institute and the C. I. A. A., were signally honored on the occasion of the annual Homecoming celebration at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia. All former athletes of the college were contacted by a group of Hampton alumni and, together with the Administration, a plan was formulated which resulted in the honoring of these two men who have meant so much to athletics at Hampton. During the half-time ceremonies, citations were read to the audience and presented to each by Brother Alonzo Moron, President of Hampton Institute. Following the game, ceremonies were held at the Recreation Building which was named "The Charles H. Williams Memorial Gymnasium". Brother Williams' ('09) service at the college spans more than forty years on the faculty as teacher and coach of Intercollegiate sports. Under his inspired coaching, Hampton teams won five football and ten track CIAA championships and seven Penn Relay plaques and individual track championships. Later in the evening, prior to the Homecoming Dance, both Brothers were guests of Delta Beta Lambda Chapter at a get-together in the Surf Room of the Bay Shore Hotel. They were showered with congratulations on their achievements and each was presented a 25-year Certificate of Membership in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Brothers Smith and Williams, we of Delta Beta Lambda Salute you!

CINCINNATI . . .

VOTE

DECEMBER 1959 Brother Charles H. Williams

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Gamma lota Lambda Chapter Places Scholarships BROOKLYN, N. Y. — Gamma Iota Lambda Chapter of Brooklyn, New York, after a very careful consideration of its prior scholarship experiences, voted to place at Brooklyn College a scholarship fund sufficient to cover a three-year period—$1,500. This provides two $250. annual scholarships for the three years open to the recipients over the whole period. The plan is now in its second year. Because of present policy of the Fraternity with regard to race, the chapter members chose to remove any restrictions as to race of scholarship recipients. After further consideration, they then decided also to remove any restrictions as to religion or sex. They further voted to leave the choice of scholarship recipients in the hands of a Faculty-Chapter committee. The scholarship is duly listed in the college catalog and the scholarship funds have for the past two years been presented to the College President at a very pleasant and impressive ceremony held at the college and attended by the Col-

lege President, two Deans, the Chairman of the College Committee on Scholarships and Awards, and members of the Chapter Scholarship Committee. The recipients are chosen on the basis of need, character, performance and promise. The scholarships are open to students who have completed the Freshman year and have demonstrated an ability to succeed in college and persist to graduation. The college has worked very closely with the Fraternity group on this project and seems to feel quite pleased that the chapter chose to see this as a two-way street in the Negro's national efforts toward integration. The plan has one more year to run —1959, 60. At an early meeting, the chapter plans to review its experiences with the present arrangement and make any changes that may seem advisable. Pictures appear elsewhere in this issue of The Sphinx.

May 1959

Issue . . Undergraduate Features . . Athletic Features . . Reclamation Ideas . . Resume of Public School Program . . Biographical Sketchs Brothers Moss and Walker . . Frat Fun . . Chapter News

DEADLINE APRIL 20

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Gamma lota Lambda Chapter presents $1,500 Scholarship Fund to Brooklyn College for two students a year over a 3-year period. Shown left to right are: Delores Newton and Marcia R. Maiden, 1958, 59 scholarship recipients; Deborah Zuckert, 1957, 58 recipient; Dr. Harry D. Gideonse, President of the College; Brother Aaron Brown, chapter Scholarship Committee chairman; and Brother Frank L. Hailstolk, retiring president of the chapter. Missing from the picture is Terry Levy, 1957, 58 scholarship recipient.

OUR LOSS Brother Frank L. Hailstolk, extreme right, died early February 1959. PAGE 26

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WE MOURN THE LOSS OF ALL BROTHERS w

by the man on the street and kings alike. This was evidenced at a huge testimonial given in his honor at the Sheraton Plaza Hotel in Boston less than two years ago, which was attended by notables, friends from every State in the Nation.

BROTHER SILAS F. TAYLOR

Chief of Development Mass. State Housing Board. One of Boston's most beloved citizen's met with a stalking horror of the highway when Dr. Silas F. Taylor, a familiar and beloved political and civic leader, was fatally injured by a car while walking towards the Lincoln Pharmacy in the South End of Boston which he owned and operated for nearly half a century. "Shag" as he was known to Presidents and to the kids of the neighborhood, was born in Danville, Va., the son of the late Silas and Maria Taylor. He received his early education in the Danville Public Schools and later graduated from the well-known Lincoln University in Pa. He received his further education at Shaw University School of Medicine and at the Boston College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more than forty years Brother Taylor had resided in Boston, where he endeared himself to the public, including a host of notables, too long to list. He was a member of many fraternal organizations. Politically, Dr. Taylor had four times been elected to the Massachusetts Electoral College, a singular distinction. He served on the State Democratic Committee, was formerly Democratic City Committee Chairman, a former member of the Massachusetts Board of Parole, and was perennial in his record of having attended all National and State Democratic Conventions. Dr. Taylor was a man who was loved

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BROTHER LONIEL ATTICUS MAHONE Born at Anniston, Alabama, Dr. Mahone earned the A.B. Degree at Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama, in 1917, and the M.D. Degree, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, in 1924. He took his internship and residency at the Cook County Hospital, Chicago Illinois. Prior to joining the Surgical staff of the VA Hospital, Tuskegee, Alabama, on May 1, 1930, Dr. Mahone engaged in private practice in Chicago, Illinois, and in Phoenix, Arizona—He was a member of the staff at Provident Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. At VA Hospital, Tuskegee, Alabama, he served as Chief of the Urology Service from 1948 to the time of his death. His length of service in the Veterans Administration was twentyeight years and four months. Dr. Mahone was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology. His professional organizations included the Chicago Medical Society, the National Medical Association, the Alabama State Medical Society, and the John A. Andrew Clinical Society. He was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anne L. Mahone, four children: Anne, Marie, Barbara and Paula; and two brothers: Mr. I. R. Mahone and Mr. Marcus A. Mahone of Chicago, Illinois. BROTHER HORACE GREELEY DWIGGINS Dr. Dwiggins died September 30, 1958, at his home in Tuskegee Institute. Dr. Dwiggins was born, March 17, 1909, in Kansas City, Kansas, the second child of Horace G. and Willa Dwiggins. He grew up in Kansas City and was graduated from Sumner High School there in 1926. He was graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1930. While a student there he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. In 1934 he was graduated from Meharry Medical College and shortly thereafter became a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examin-

His graduate work in Ophthalmology began in 1941 at the Veterans Administration Graduate S c h o o l , Bronx, New York, and an internship at Billings Hospital in Chicago in 1942. At the time of his passing, Dr. Dwiggins was the Chief Ophthalmologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Tuskegee, heading the department of accredited Resident Training Program. Dr. Dwiggins also served as consultant at the John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital, the Alabama State Department of Rehabilitation and the Alabama Sight Conservation Association. The Alabama Sight Conservation work is sponsored by the Lions Club of the State. BROTHER EDWARD H. CRAVENS, JR. Dr. Edward H. Cravens, Jr., eldest son of Edward and Nannie Cravens, was born January 22, 1891, in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. He received his early education in the public schools of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was graduated from Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia, and the Meharry Medical School of Pharmacy in Nashville, Tennessee. His postgraduate work was done at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He served in the Medical Detachment, Army Hospital, during World War I; served overseas and was honorably discharged July 26, 1919. He returned to the Meharry School of Dentistry and studied one year. He joined the Veterans Administration staff at Tuskegee, Alabama, as Pharmacist in 1924 and was Chief of Pharmacy from 1945 until his retirement October 31, 1957. Dr. Cravens is survived by his widow, two daughters, one by a former marriage, two grandsons, a brother, a nephew, other relatives, and a host of friends. BROTHER ROY J. GILMER Born: September 27, 1915 - Brownsville, Georgia. Fraternal and Civic Affiliations: Alpha Phi Alpha—President of New Haven Chapter; Elks Lodge; Dixwell Community Council—past president; NAACP—New Haven,—past president; U.S. Grant Scholarship Fund — Treasurer; Alderman—New Haven's 19th Ward; St. Rapheal Hospital — staff. Education: Talladega College — 1937; Meharry Medical College — 1941. Military Record: Captain U.S. Air Force —World War II. Death: August 30, 1958. Survivors: Mrs. Dorothy Gilmer, wife; Rosalind Gilmer, daughter; and Stephen Gilmer, son.

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CpJiUh Pi Zambia ink* Tc The Jutun . . . GAINESVILLE a n d O C A L A , FLA.—Epsilon Pi Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, is steadily moving forward. Although we are considered a young chapter in this sunshine Utopia, we have made rapid strides of progress. Our active participation in the fraternal, civic, and social life in the communities of Gainesville and Ocala has shown that the spirit of Alpha has helped these communities grow. As we look to the future, it is enlightening to look in the retrospect to see from whence we have come. In 1953. twelve strong and devout men possessing "manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind," organized this chapter. Since that time, we have grown in membership to twenty-one. The sponsoring of many worthwhile projects has made the name of Alpha Phi Alpha well known throughout this area. Since our early existence, Brother William E. Jackson has served as our dynamic president. In setting up our program for the year, we shall sponsor the following: (1) Reclamation of inactive brothers (2) Presentation of Founder's Day Program (3) Observance of Education and Citizenship Week (4) Presentation of Miss Maretha A. Stewart in our Annual Recital (5) Awarding of Scholarships (6) Annual Dance in the Spring (7) Annual High School Smoker for prospective Alpha Men Since 1953, Epsilon Pi Lambda has initiated six brothers: Brothers Dr. T. H. Debose (deceased), A. Quinn Jones, J. Cook, Isaac Caffey, H. S. Coleman, and Nathaniel Hankerson. Five inactive brothers have been reinstated. At our Founder's Day Program. Brother M. G. Miles, Pastor of the Philadelphia Baptist Church and Director of Student Activities at Florida A. and M. University, Tallahassee, was our guest speaker. He gave us much food for thought from the subject, "A Look Into The Future." He stated that there is a chance of looking into the future and becoming great, but there is a chance of looking into the future and being defeated. As a group let us look well into the future PAGE 28

and try hard to find love and understanding for all mankind. As we look further into the future we have selected brothers of whom we feel have vision to lead.

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News From Eta Beta Lambda Chapter WICHITA, KANSAS — Eta Beta Lambda Chapter had its Installation Ceremonies in The Army-Navy Room of the Hotel Lassen which was very well attended with a very adequate "After Party" that brought out the good old Alpha Spirit. Twenty-two Alpha men were active in the Chapter at the time. At these ceremonies attended by the newly initiated men of Delta Mu, they were advised of the need to work hard to have a very active chapter, which at this writing has not been the case. The Summer Activities were lacking, for there were those who had more or less thought in terms of their collegiate days, but with the fall there was a Banquet Meeting at The Forum Cafeteria which was reasonably well attended. At this meeting the coming proposed activities of the chapter were discussed. We were unfortunate in losing some Charter Member Brothers: Capt. Richard L. Carey, Luther I. Jenkins, Jr., Armand M. Robinson, and Roland H.

Stewart. However we gained some new Brothers: Wendell Faucette, John W. Johnson, Clyde K. Phillips, and Johnnie Mc Cray. A tentative program for the coming year was adopted and a copy was sent to the Southwestern Vice-President, Brother T. Winston Cole. Brothers and their wives returned to the Hotel Lassen for a dinner in the fall to stimulate activity. The Chapter has received twenty five year certificates for: Brother Attorney Benjamin H. Brown, Brother Wendell Van Lue and Brother Dr. Jubie B. Bragg. Our infant Chapter initiated Luther Lawson Gracey on December 6th and he has become quite active. We have a permanent meeting place which is rented and we look forward to activities whereby we can secure an Alpha House. Two men were admitted to the Sphinx Club by letters at the December 6th meeting.

Another Brother "Prexy" Brother L. B. Allen Brother LeRoy B. Allen was recently appointed president of Bluefield State College by the West Virginia Board of Education. He succeeds Brother Stephen J. Wright. President of Fisk University. Before his appointment he was chairman of the social science department of the Bluefield faculty. Brother Allen saw the "light" of Alpha Phi Alpha in 1936 as an undergraduate student at Bluefield State College. His membership is with Alpha Zeta Lambda Chapter. Inaugural ceremonies will be conducted for the new president May 2. His formal education includes the M.A. degree from Atlanta University; the B.D. degree from Colgate Rochester School of Divinity; and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago. In 1954-55 he was a Ford Foundation Fellow in General Education at Harvard University.

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Beta lota Lambda Elects New Officers BATON ROUGE, LA.—Beta lota Lambda chapter started off the new year with a new list of officers to guide its destiny for the next 12 months. Brother Martin L. Harvey installed the following new officers: Brothers Willis Wright, president; Leslie Barnum, vice-president; Vincent H. Jones, recording secretary; Morgan Brown, financial secretary; Carl Marshall, treasurer; Obadiah Williams, parliamentarian; Cleveland Williams, chaplain; Carl Ford, sergeant at arms; and Charles G. Augusta, editor to the SPHINX. In retrospect over last year's chapter program, the brothers entertained their wives and sweethearts with the traditional Valentine's dinner and dance. For the second consecutive year the brothers entertained the undergraduate brothers of Beta Sigma chapter with a picnic in which a lively athletic contest exists between the two chapters. A successful initiation occurred in which Brothers Charles G. Augusta, Ernest Fears and Cleveland Williams entered the portals of Alphadom. Christmas baskets were distributed to the needy and representation at the Philadelphia convention were some of the chapter's activities.

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO., Jan.— The highlight of the season's activities of Beta Zeta Lambda Chapter was the presentation December 12 of "Auntie Mame," starring Sylvia Sidney. This famous dramatic production was the first such event to be staged in the new Clement C. Richardson Auditorium and Fine Arts Center at Lincoln University. The chapter completed its payment on a "cornerstone" of the new Memorial Community Hospital, which is to be dedicated within a month. Among the new members of the chapter this year are: Brothers Lt. Col. Benjamin W. Johnson, Professor of Military Science and Tactics; and Isaac T. Moorehead, Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education. Brother James N. Freeman, Head of the Department of Agriculture, was appointed to the Missouri Commission on Human Rights by Gov. James T. Blair, Jr. continued

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Elected to Who's Who!! DOVER, DELAWARE — F o r the first time in the history of Delaware, Delaware college students have been elected to appear in "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges," the annual directory of distinguished students selected from colleges and universities throughout America. Of those selected, all are seniors at Delaware State College, according to an announcement received in the Office of Student Personnel: Shirley Marie Benson, Felton, majoring in biology; Parthenia Downing, M i l t o n , major, history; Donald Evans, Wilmington, business administration; Cornell G. Harvell, Washington, D. C , health and physical education; Naomi continued

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Individual accomplishments of the brothers were the removal from bachelorhood of Brothers Felton G. Clark and Blyden Jackson; the increase in the family of Brothers Vincent H. Jones (twins), Oliver Spellman (a girl), Tourgee Debose (a girl) and David Jordan (a girl). Furthermore, Brothers Twiley W. Barker and James K. Anthony were quoted in recent textbooks: the former had his doctoral dissertation footnoted in an advanced textbook in political science and the latter had an article listed in the bibliography of a textbook in social studies instruction. In conclusion and in addition to the variety of professionals who comprise the roster, Beta Iota Lambda boasts of one college president, one college dean, two school principals, one National Officer, and three life members. Beta Iota Lambda is keeping the torch of Alpha Phi Alpha burning. Charles G. Augusta Editor to the Sphinx FEBRUARY, 1959

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Brother Spurgeon M . Talley, President of Beta Z e t a Lambda C h a p t e r , Jefferson C i t y , M o . , is shown presenting complimentary tickets to Governor James T. Blair, Jr., for the first large-scale

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Alpha Zeta Presents New Brothers INSTITUTE, WEST VIRGINIA — Now that we have settled down to the work of another year, we look proudly back at the activities of last semester. Our two most outstanding projects were a car wash service and "The Top Hat Lounge", a variety show in the form of a night club. The Lounge was the most unique program its kind to be presented on campus. All talent was selected from campus groups who volunteered their service. The program was climaxed by a dance that was attended and enjoyed by a large crowd of students. The car wash service was started to help build up our treasure.

Because of the excellent co-operation of the Brothers, we were able to provide our service throughout the week as well as on weekends, making the project a complete success. The concluding activity of the semester was the initiation ceremony. Alpha Zeta Chapter takes pride in introducing to Alphadom five new Brothers whom we feel will enrich our ranks. Brother Gershon Jefferies Adorkor, son of Mr. & Mrs. K. Jefferies Adorkor, was born August 22, 1934 in Monrovia, Liberia. He came to this country in 1954 to study automobile mechanics at Franklin Technical Institute, Bos-

ton, Massachusetts. After completing his course there, he enrolled at West Virginia State College in a course of Technical Science. Brother Adorkor has participated in several organizations while in college including President of the Canterbury Club, Secretary of the Technical Science Guild, a member of Gore Hall's Council, Vice President of the Sphinx Club, and a member of the big brother program. After completing his college work, Brother Adorkor plans to return to his home country and is viewing with interest the progress being made in establishing a chapter in Monrovia. Brother Howard G. Hicks, Jr., was continued

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Christmas Party Scene of Installation Brothers Robert Harrison, Sgt.-at-Arms; Walter Morial, Chaplain; Marcus Neudstadter. Associate Editor to Sphinx and Director of Public Relations; Henry Thomas, Secretary; Anthony Rachal, Jr., President; Atty. Ernest Morial, General Counsel and retirmg President; W m . R . A d a m , ; Balmont Haydel, Jr.; and Charles White, President, Beta Phi Undergraduate Chapter at Dillard University. All were installed at the Joint Christmas Party of the two Chapters in New Orleans, La.

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born March 27, 1939 at East Meadow, New York. He received his elementary and high school education at Freeport, New York. While in school, his major interest was in music. But this later changed to law, when he entered West Virginia State College in the fall of 1957. Brother Hicks majored French and Political Science. His college activities include Past President of the Sphinx Club, President of the French Club, President of the Sophomore Class, member of the track team and a member of the marching and concert band. Brother Everett Kenneth Hobson was born February 1, 1938. He presently resides at Powhatan, Virginia. After receiving his elementary education in Washington, D.C., Brother Hobson's interest in high school and college were in sports. He also showed a deep interest in science. He entered college in 1956 and majored in mathematics and physics. The college was able to capture his sports interest also on the football field, where he has represented himself well. After graduation, Brother Hobson plans to continue his studies as an engineer. Brother George Lee Rich, Jr., was born September 12, 1939 in Washington, Dr. C , where he received his elementary and high school education, receiving several awards for scholarship and track. Brother Rich entered West Virginia State College in the fall of ,1957 and majored in Mechanical Arts, in the field of printing. His activities include the swimming team and the Persian Rifles. Brother Charles E. Wells, Sr., born March 19, 1938 at Lawrence, Pa., is a resident of Institute, West Virginia. He received his public school education at Lawrence, Pa. He entered West Virginia State College in 1955, majoring h music. This was later changed to Psychology and Sociology. Brother Wells is married and is the father of a 16 month-old future Alphaman, Charles E. Wells, Jr. These are the new brothers we proudly welcome into the ranks of Alpha. Viewing with pride our activities of last semester, we look forward to a most successful program this semester.

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I N T R O D U C T I O N O F T H E BROTHERS O F DELTA I O T A L A M B D A by Brother Eirkus Bailes, Associate Editor C O L U M B U S â&#x20AC;&#x201D; O n c e again the brothers of Delta lota Lambda send you greetings and felicitations. W e are not the Knights at the Round Table or as the Frenchmen would put i t â&#x20AC;&#x201D; " L e s Chevaliers de la Table Ronde;" however, Delta lota Lambda boasts of its record of having men of such ingenuity and notoriety that the chapter is given such great distinction and honor by having such diversified talents. Delta lota Lambda has men of all walks of life and interests. Figuratively speaking, we have them from "the baker to the candlestick m a k e r . " A t its last monthly meeting for '58, the brothers of Delta lota Lambda posed for the photographer in the swank 837 C l u b of Columbus, G a . Brother Henry H . Bynum was host. Seated from left to right before the business session of the meeting got underway is our President, Brother Eddie Lindsey. Brother Lindsey crossed the burning sands at Delta Eta C h a p t e r and is a graduate of Savannah State C o l l e g e . H e has done further study towards the Master's Degree at the University of M i c h i g a n . Brother Lindsey is an instructor of English at the Spencer Senior H i g h School of Columbus. Brother E. B. C o f f e e , our C h a p l a i n , is a prominent pharmicist of Columbus and proprietor of the C o f f e e Drugstore and the C o f f e e Building of Columbus. Delta lota Lambda brought Brother C o f f e e into A l p h a d o m . Brother ( M / S g t . ) Troy M . M c C a l l , the chapter's Financial Secretary, serves in the capacity of Personnel Administrative Supervisor at Fort Benning, G a . H e is an alumnus of Livingstone College of Salisbury, N . C . H e is also pianist for the "Rhythm Aces Band." Brother W e s l e y M . Thomas, our Treasurer, has the profound distinction and honor of being the recipient of Alpha's 25 Years Membership C e n t i f i c a t e , having anded into A p h a d o m 26 years ago at Beta M u , of Kentucky State. H e received his Master's degree from A t a n t a U. and has done further study at the U . of M i c h i g a n . Brother Thomas is principal of the Shepherd Drive Elementary School of Columbus. Brother Lorenzo R. Manns, the chapter's Secretary, crossed the burning sands at Clark College of Atlanta, G a . Brother Manns is Juvenile Probation O f f i c e r for Muscogee County. Brother Manns also serves as referee for many of the city's athletic events. Brother Henry H . Bynum, Treasurer, is also the proud recipient of Alpha's 25 Years Membership C e r t i f i c a t e , having crossed the burning sands at Xi C h a p t e r . H e is also an alumnus of W i l b e r f o r c e University. Brother Bynum is a native of Zanesville, O h i o and is the Assistant Director of the 5th Avenue U S O of Columbus, G a . Standing, left to right, is our visiting brother, Brother G l o v e r of Augusta, G a . Next to Brother Glover is the Reverend Lieutenant Sylvester L. Shannon. Brother Shannon is at present on duty with the A r m e d Forces at Fort Benning, G a . H e is also Assistant Pastor of the First African Baptist Church of Columbus, G a . W e feel unusually proud of Brother Shannon, who has recently become an ordained minister. Brother Shannon hails from St. Petersburg, Fla., and crossed the burning sands at Beta N u . H e is also a graduate of F A M U . Brother C . U. Williams is a prominent Dentist of Columbus, having served this area for a number of years. Brother Williams crossed the burning sands into the land of Alpha at Alpha C h i C h a p t e r of Fisk University. Brother L. Ross L. Farrington crossed the burning sands at Beta Upsilon. H e is a graduate of North Carolina A & T College. Brother Farrington is a native of C h a p e l H i l l , N . C . and is on active duty with the A r m e d Forces at Ft. Benning, G a . Brother Edward Sherald saw the light at G a m m a Phi C h a p t e r of Tuskegee Institute. is the proprietor of one of the oldest and largest barber shops of Columbus.

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BETA PHI, A Perpetual Torch NEW ORLEANS, LA. — As the school year 1958-59 begins Beta Phi chapter looks forward eagerly in quest of another successful year. The following brothers have accepted the challenge, with one thought in mind, to lead Beta Phi to an unprecedented year of achievements: Earl A. White, President; Lovie L. Wells, Vice-president and Dean of Pledges; Cornelius Merrick, Secretary; Allen L. Leslie, Asst. Secretary and Editor of The Sphinx; Donald Fielder, Treasurer; Warren Jacob, parliamentarian; Rudolph Evans, chaplain. Since the opening of school September 15, 1958, the brothers of Beta Phi worked diligently planning and preparing for the annual "Rush Party" which was held on September 28 in Kerny Hall at 7:30 p.m. partly in conjunction with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. On June 2, a total of seven brothers relinquished their service to dear old Beta Phi. Three received the Bachelor of Arts Degree and the remaining four received the Bachelor of Science Degree. The following were awarded also other distinguished honors: Brothers Joe N. Gayles graduated Summa Cum Laude was elected to Who's Who for the second consecutive year and received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for graduate work in science; Calvin D. Jackson, former president of Beta Phi graduated Cum Laude and received an Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship for graduate study in radiological physics; George P. Talbert, former Dean of Pledges graduated Cum Laude and was elected to Who's Who; Robert Pleasurer graduated Cum Laude. Although these glowing lights are no longer members of the chapter, Beta Phi continues to sparkle brilliantly; for example, Beta Phi is proud of having these brothers on the University's Scholastic Honor Roll. We also reserve the right to say that not only are the first and second men in the Senior Class Alphas but also the first and second men in the Junior Class. The brothers of Beta Phi do not confine excellence only to scholastic achievements but they also excell in campus life activities for instance. Brother Earl White is President of the Student Union and Pi Delta UpPAGE 32

silon Debating Guild. Brother Boake Plessy is President of Beta Kappa Chi National Honor Society, a member of Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society and President of Pi Delta Tau Epsilon Science Club. Brother Rudolph Evans is Chaplain of the Student Union and parliamentarian of Pi Delta Tau Epsilon Science Club. Brother Warren Jacob is a member of Beta Kappa Chi National Science Honor Society. Neophyte brothers include Cornelius Merrick, President of the Junior Class; William Guillory, parliamentarian of the Junior class, reporter of Pi Delta Tau Epsilon Science Club, Charles Elly, chaplain of the Junior Class; Allen Leslie, executive representative to the Student Council; Andrew Richardson, James Hubbard, Donald Fielder, John Reid, members of the Science Club. It is our firm belief that as we "march onward and upward toward the light", the brothers of Beta Phi chapter will continue to illustrate those principles or aims upon which our beloved Alpha Phi Alpha is established. "Many deeds, Scholarship and love for all mankind." Brother Allen L. Leslie Editor to The Sphinx

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Brother Armisted S. Pride was elected to the presidency of the American Society of Journalism Administrators.

He is head of the Department of Journalism at Lincoln University. Brother James N. Frank was elevated from assistant basketball coach to th ehead coachship, and so far this year, has a record of 9 wins and 3 losses. In December, the chapter held a social meeting at which wives and sweethearts of the brothers were in attendance. Brother A. P. Marshall

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Mitchell, Delmar, elementary education; and, Harriete Yvonne Walker, Seaford, elementary education. Nomination to this high honor is based on scholarships, leadership, and cooperation in educational and extracurricular activities, general citizenship, and promise of future usefulness. Six-letter man, Brother Cornell Harvell, outstanding in baseball and football, also found time to serve as president of the freshman class, vice president of the sophomore class, dean of pledges of his fraternity, and vice president of the Student Christian Association. Presently he is president of the Student Government Association. His athletic prowess in baseball won for him a place on the all Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association baseball team in 1957. He was a member of the Co-Champion CIAA football team at Delaware State College in 1956. Brother Harvell was initiated into Gamma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., in January, 1957.

Brothers of Delta Beta Lambda and Guests. L to R (seated) Brothers Sylvius M o o r e , W a l t e r R. Brown ( C h a p l a i n ) , Edward N . Jones Sphinx), Junius G e o r g e

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G A M M A THETA L A M B D A - C h a r l e s L. Simms. 522 N . C l a y t o n S t r e e t , W i l m i n q t o n , D e l a w a r e . GAMMA IOTA LAMBDA—Thomas E. Mason, 302 C l i f t o n P l a c e , Brooklyn 16. N e w Y o r k . GAMMA K A P P A L A M B D A — B . T. W a s h . n g t o n , 306 N 6th S t r e e t W i l m i n q t o n . N o r t h C a r o l i n a . G A M M A M U L A M B D A - S a m u e l E. Russell. Box 214, F l o r i d a A . a n d M . U n i v e r s i t y . T a l l a h a s s e e , G A M M A N U L A M B D A — A l l e n F. T h o r n h i l l , 71? Johnson S t r e e t , L y n c h b u r g Virginia G A M M A XI L A M B D A - J . T. W a r d l a w , 4300 3rd A v e n u e S o u t h . M i n n e a p o l i s ?, M i n n e s o t a . G A M M A O M I C R O N LAMBDA—Ben C. Hampton A l b a n y S t a t e C o l l e g e , A l b a n y Georgia GAMMA PI L A M B D A — J a m e s L. S w e a t t , 2723 A v e n u e P. G a l v e s l . n , Texas. G A M M A R H O L A M B D A — C l a r e n c e L. B e n f o r d , 2205 M a d i s o n S t r e e t , G a r y , I n d i a n a . GAMMA SIGMA LAMBDA-R. N. Thompson, Fort V a l l e y S t a t e C o l l e g e , Fort V a l l e y , G e o r g i a . GAMMA TAU LAMBDA-T. L. Ingham. 106 John S t r e e t , O r a n g e , Texas. G A M M A E P S I L O N L A M B D A - D r . I. J . L j m o t h e Jr. Ill 1-2 W Houston Avenue. Marshall,

C'AMMA P H I L A M B D A — J a m e s P. Joshua, 645 186. 62nd S t r e e t , O a k l a n d . C a l i f o r n i a . G A M M A C H I L A M B D A — C h a r l e s H . Kelly. 55 187. San Jose S t r e e t , S h a r p Park. C a l i f o r n i a . G A M M A PSI LAMBDA-E. L. Fair, 32 G r a i l 188. Street Asheville, North C a r o l . n a . 187. D E L T A A L P H A L A M B D A - H e n r y C . C r a w f o r d , 10708 H a m p d e n A v e n u e , C l e v e l a n d 8. O h i o . |?0 D E L T A BETA L A M B D A — Judson H . Furlow, 102 W C o u n t y S t r e e t . Phoebus, V i r g i n i a . D E L T A G A M M A L A M B D A — J o h n R. Q u e e n . 232 |t| H e a r n e A v e n u e , C i n c i n n a t i 2? Ohio l?2. D E L T A D E L T A L A M B D A — R . L. S m i t h . 431 N Rosemary A v e n u e , W e s t P a l m B e a c h . F l o r i d a . DELTA E P S I L O N L A M B D A — H a r o l d W . Thomas. 193 1731 G a t y A v e n u e , East St. Louis, I l l i n o i s . Stat. l?4. D E L T A Z E T A L A M B D A - R . L. H u r s t , S. C C o l l e a e O r a n g e b u r g , South C a r o l i n a . D E L T A ETA L A M B D A V e n c . J . W i l l i a m . , 3901 I?5. East 6th S t r e e t , T o p e k a , Kansas. D E L T A T H E T A L A M B D A — A a r o n L. S m i t h , 51? I?6. Pearl S t r e e t , H u n t s v i l l e , A l a b a m a . DELTA I O T A L A M B D A — L o r e n i o Rudolph Manns, I?7. 6 4 i 3rd A v e n u e , C o l u m b u s , G e o r g i a . I?8. D E L T A K A P P A L A M B D A — C l y d e L. Reese. 308 N S a n b o r n S t r e e t . F l o r e n c e , South C a r o l i n a . DELTA MU LAMBDA—Harold G. Logan. 15 I??. G r e n a d a P l a c e , M o n t c l a i r , N e w Jersey. D E L T A N U L A M B D A — L . W i l s o n Y o r k . 341 Ross 200. Street Danville, V i r a : n i a . ORGANIZATION (materia mailed 201. G E N E R A L to N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s i n d i v i d u a l l y ) D E L T A X I L A M B D A — H e r n d o n G . H a r r i s o n. 8.8 202. W o o d e n Boulevard, O r l a n d o , Florida. DELTA OMICRON LAMBDA-Dr. James D 203. Singlttary. Maryland State College, Pr ncess

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D E L T A P H I L A M B D A — H a r o l d A . B u c h a n a n . Sr.. 3323 17th S t r t t t . Tuscaloosa, A l a b a m a D E L T A C H I L A M B D A — P t t t r C . M u r t l l . 80? W . N o r t h A v t n u t , M i l w a u k t t 6, W i s c o n s i n . Williams Strttt, Dtnvtr, Colorado. D E L T A PSI L A M B D A — C h a r l e s B. M i n o r , 2300 E P S I L O N A L P H A L A M B D A — W . K. K i n n e b r t w , 1511 N . P a l a c t , T y l t r , T t x a s . EPSILON BETA LAMBDA—W. S. Hutchings. 536 N t w S t r t t t , M a c o n , G e o r g i a . EPSILON G A M M A L A M B D A — F r a n k W . Morris. I I W a y n e S t r e e t . Boston 2 1 , Massachusetts. E P S I L O N DELTA L A M B D A — J a m e s O . H o p s o n . Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. E P S I L O N - E P S I L O N - L A M B D A — H e n r y L. Burke. P.O. Box #62. Paul Q u i n n College. Waco, Texas. E P S I L O N ETA L A M B D A — H a r r y C . W a r d . 203 N M o r r i s S t r e e t . P o r t l a n d 12, O r e g o n . E P S I L O N ETA L A M B D A — C l y d e C . C u r r i n , 40? E. 13th S t r e e t , C a r u t h e r s v i l l e , M i s s o u r i . E P S I L O N T H E T A L A M B D A — W i n t o n T. W i l l i a m s , N o r t h S h o r e , P e m b r o k e E.. B e r m u d a . B . W . I . EPSILON IOTA LAMBDA—Lloyd Sykes. P.O Box # 5 2 , C a p r o n . V i r g i n i a . EPSILON KAPPA LAMBDA—Ulysses G . Maihis, P . O . Box # 3 2 4 , G r a m b l i n g , L o u . s i a n a . E P S I L O N M U L A M B D A — Leroy A n d e r s o n . 1301 E. Fisher S t r e e t , P e n s a c o l a , F l o r i d a . EPSILON NU LAMBDA—John F. Bailey. Jr., 1604 E f f i n g h a m S t r e e t . P o r t s m o u t h , V i r q , n , a . E P S I L O N XI L A M B D A — B H . C o o p e r . P . O . Box 1000, C l a r k s d a i a , Mississippi. E P S I L O N O M I C R O N L A M B D A — T h o m a s M . Law. St. Paul's C o l l e q e , L a w r e n c e v i l l e . V i r g i n i a . E P S I L O N PI L A M B D A — W i l l i a m E. J a c k s o n , IB N Chestnut Street, O c a l a . Florida. EPSILON R H O L A M B D A — W . Edward Murphy. P . O . Box # I 0 ? 8 . F a y e t l e v i l l e , N o r t h C a r o l , n a . E P S I L O N S I G M A L A M B D A — W i l l i e T. Ellis, ?03 Bradley Avenue, T a r b o r o , N o r t h C a r o l i n a . EPSILON TAU LAMBDA—Harold M a i y c k . Box 2137. P r a i r i e View A a n d M C o l l e g e . Pra.r.e V i a w , Texas. E P S I L O N U P S I L O N L A M B D A — W i l l i a m A . Tipp e r , lB,y Seymour S t r e e t , Flint 3. M i c h i g a n . LPS1LON PHI LAMBDA—Burton G W e s t , ?00 D u n b a r A v e n u e , Port A r t h u r , Texas. EPSILON CHI LAMBDA, Edward N. Smith, S t a t e Teachers' C o l l e g e . E l i z a b e t h C i t y . N o r t h Carolina. EPSILON PSI L A M B D A — H e r m a n D. Freeman, 436 D o u g l a s s S t r e e t , A l e x a n d r i a , L o u i s i a n a . Z E T A A L P H A L A M B D A — C h a r l e s B. M o r t e n , 405 N.W 21st A v e n u e , Fort L a u d e r d a l e , F l o r . d a . Z E T A BETA L A M B D A — B o o k e r T. H o q a n , 1437 3dth A v e n u e , S a c r a m e n t o , C a l i f o r n i a . ZETA GAMMA LAMBDA—Richard D. Jones. P . O . Box # 2 ? 7 , L a n q s t o n , O k l a h o m a . Z E T A D E L T A L A M B D A — A l o m o P. Moss. 816 S Yellow Spring Street, S p r i n g f i e l d , O h i o . Z E T A E P S I L O N L A M B D A — R i c h a r d L. Johnson, 58 W . W e s t s i d e A v e n u e , R e d Bank, N e w Jersey. Z E T A Z E T A L A M B D A — E m m e r s o n F. A s h b y , 20 Powell S t r e e t . F r t t p o r t , L . I . , N t w Y o r k . Z E T A ETA L A M B D A — W G . Keyes. 1504 Beauf o r t S t r e e t , N e w Bern, N o r t h C a r o l i n a . ZETA THETA L A M B D A — R i c h a r d B W o o d w a r d , 1212 N . 17th S t r e e t , H a r r i s b u r q . Pennsylvania. ZETA IOTA LAMBOA—William D. C l a r k . 210 S o m e r s e t S t r e e t , TNHrton, N e w Jersey Z E T A K A P P A L A M B D A — L e w i s A . J a m e s , 1146 W ?th S t r e e t , Des M o i n e s , I o w a . Z E T A M U L A M B D A — D r . G i l b e r t R. M a s o n . 742 N i x o n S t r e e t , A p t . J . Biloxi, M i s s i s s i p p i . Z E T A N U L A M B D A — W e s t r y G . H o m e . 157 Lel a n d A . e n u e , P l a i n f e l d , N e w Jersey. Z E T A X I L A M B D A — R o b e r t L. B a r r e t t , IB08 Foster S t r e e t , E . a n s t o n , Illinois. ZETA O M I C R O N L A M B D A — C h a r l e s G . Scott. 5243 Race S t r e e t . P h i l a d a l p h ' a 3 ) , Pennsylvania. ZETA PI L A M B D A — J e r r y Crowder, 1631 30th A v e n u e S e a t t l e 22. W a s h i n q t o n . Z E T A R H O L A M B D A — C o u r t n e y P. H o u s t o n , 12 M c K e e Road. Route # 1 , Dover, D e l a w a r e . Z E T A S I G M A L A M B D A — P a y t o n C . C o o k , 248 N . 2?th S t r e e t . San D i e g o , C a ' i f o r n i a . Z E T A T A U L A M B D A — C l a r e n c e W . M i l l e r , 813 N . A d a m s S t r e e t , A m a r i l l o , Texas. Z E T A U P S I L O N L A M B D A — J o h n E. C h a m b e r s . 1013 C o l l t g t S t r t e t , South Boston. V i r g i n i a . ZETA PHI LAMBDA—William Dtcktr Clarkt, Rockland Road South N o r w a l k . C o n n t c t i c u t ZETA C H I LAMBDA—Brinqi?r H , B a r k t r , 701 l?th S t r t t t Frenklinton. Louisiana. Z E T A PSI L A M B D A — W a r r e n C o m b r e . 40? Louisiana A v e n u e . Lake C h a r l e s . L o u i s i a n a . ETA A L P H A L A M B D A — C h a r l e s H . W i l s o n , Jr., 6? C a r m t l S t r t e t . N e w H a v e n . C o n n e c t i c u t . ETA BETA LAMBDA—Armand M. Rob'n-.on, 200? N . Estelle. W i c h i t a 14. Kansas. ETA G A M M A L A M B D A — D a v i d P i p k i n , 118 12th S t r t t t , L a f a y t t t t , Louisiana. ETA D E L T A L A M B D A — O r i s V. G a r y . P.O Box #457 M o n r o e , Louisiana. ETA EPSILON L A M B D A — David H. Howell. Y M C A of L i b - i a , Broad S t r e e t , C r o w n Hill. Monrovia, L i b e l s . ETA Z E T A LAMHOA—Nelson C . J a c k s o n , 165 Clinton Avenue, New Rochelle, N e w York.


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