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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, Inc.

SPHINX STAFF

DIRECTORY FOR THE YEAR 1959

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF W . Barton Beatty, Jr.

General President: MYLES A . P A I G E , 1294 Carroll Street, Brooklyn 13, N e w York

ASSISTANT M A N A G I N G EDITORS Laurence T. Young, Leroy Jeffries

Eastern Vice President: DR. C H A R L E S A . B R O A D D U S , 34 Spring Street, Trenton 8, N e w Jersey W e s t e r n Vice President: DR. E D W A R D H . B A L L A R D , 2116 So. W e s t e r n A v e . , Los Angeles 18, C a l i f .

Kermit Hall

Southwestern Vice President: T. W I N S T O N C O L E , Box # 2 0 , W i l e y C o l l e g e , Marshall, Texas

F U N EDITOR O . Wilson W i n t e r s

M i d - W e s t e r n Vice President: S T E N S O N E. B R O A D D U S , Box # 2 5 1 , Harrod's Creek, Kentucky. Southern Vice President: J A M E S

E. H U G E R , Bethune-Cookman C o l l e g e , Daytona Beach, Florida

G e n e r a l Secretary: L A U R E N C E T. Y O U N G , 4432 South Parkway, C h i c a g o

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT—Oscar Richie. ASSISTANTS — H u g h M. Gloster, Thomas W . Young, Charles Wesley, W . W e s l e y Whetstone, J . Saunders Redding, Myles A . Paige, Robert F. Custis.

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G e n e r a l Treasurer: M E R E D I T H G . F E R G U S O N , 345 Fourth A v e . N o . , Nashville, Tennessee General Counsel: ERNEST N . M O R I A L , # 1 0 1 C l a v e r Building, 1821 Orleans Avenue, N e w Orleans, Louisiana Editor-in-Chief " T H E S P H I N X " : W . B A R T O N BEATTY, Jr., # 5 H i g h Terrace, Montclair, N e w Jersey

STAFF E D I T O R S — D r Edward H . Ballard, H a r o l d R. Jones, T. Winston C o l e , Sr., Charles A . Broaddus, James E. H u g e r , Stenson E. Broaddus, John H o p e Frank, lin, A l o n i o G . M o r o n , Ramon Scruggs, Lionel H . Newsome, Stephen J . W r i g h t , Charles V . W i l l i e , L. Howard Bennett.

Director of Educational Activity: L I O N E L H . N E W S O N , Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Historian: C H A R L E S H . W E S L E Y , Central State C o l l e g e , W i l b e r f o r c e , O h i o A S S I S T A N T V I C E PRESIDENTS: EASTERN R E G I O N — H a r o l d L C a r t e r , John Jay H a l l , I I 0 4 - J , Columbia University, New York 27, N e w York • W E S T E R N R E G I O N — G e o r g e R. W a l k e r , # 3 4 H o m e w o o d Terrace, San Francisco, California • S O U T H E R N REGION—Leslie H . M c l v e r , Claflin C o l l e g e , O r a n g e b u r g , South Carolina • M I D - W E S T E R N R E G I O N — W a l t e r W . Morrison, O g d e n H a l l , M i a m i University, O x f o r d , O h i o • S O U T H - W E S T E R N R E G I O N — E d w a r d L. Hanley, P.O. Box # 7 4 , Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma.

CONTRIBUTING E D I T O R S — Archibald J . C a r e y , J . M . Ellison, Felton G. Clark, Miles G r a h a m , Rayford Logan, Belford Lawson, W e y m a n W a r d , Rufus A t w o o d , Charles F. Lane, John Simmons, Robert J . Anthony, Oscar C . Brown, W i l l i a m H . H a l e , Frank L. Stanley, J . Rupert Picott, A . M a c e o , A . Smrrh.

J E W E L S — D r . Henry Arthur Callis, 2306 E Street, N.E., Washington, D . C . ; G e o r g e B. Kelley, # 1 I 13th Street, Troy, New York; Nathaniel A. Murray, 2151 W e s t 21st Street, Los Angeles, California. JEWELS I N O M E G A

CHAPTER—Charles

H. Chapman.

Robert

H. Ogle.

Eugene

Kinckle Jon^s,

Vertner W . Tandy. CHAIRMEN, STANDING

COMMITTEES

STANDARDS A N D EXTENSION C O M M I T T E E : Aaron Brown, 1468 President Street, Brooklyn, N e w York. C O N S T I T U T I O N C O M M I T T E E : John D. Buckner, 4246 W . N . M a r k e t Street, St. Louis, Missouri REORGANIZATION COMMITTEE: Raymond W . Cannon, # 7 2 7 Palace Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota. H O U S I N G F O U N D A T I O N : W i l l i a m M . Alexander, 4272 Washington Ave., St. Louis, Missouri.

SCHOLARSHIP A N D E D U C A T I O N A L ACTIVITY: Lionel H . Newsom, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. B U D G E T C O M M I T T E E : Kermit J . H a l l , 5000 W o o d l a n d Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A U D I T C O M M I T T E E : W . D. Hawkins, Jr., Fisk University, Nashville 8, Tennessee RULES A N D C R E D E N T I A L C O M M I T T E E : A n drew J . Lewis I I I , 525 Tatnall Street, A t l a n t a , Georgia.

REGIONAL DIRECTORS • EASTERN R E G I O N — C h a r l e s P. H o w a r d , Jr., Morris, Jr., Pittsburgh,

I I Wayne

Street,

Pennsylvania;

Dorchester,

Gerald

H.

12 E. Pleasant St., Baltimore, M a r y l a n d ; Frank

Massachusetts; Paul C . Williams, 6922

Hesson, 21

Chester

Fentress, 715 E. Princess Ann Road, Norfolk, Virginia; 1445 Neilson Street, Berkeley, C a l i f o r n i a ;

Howard

C a l i f o r n i a ; J . Sidney

Bowman, 813 N.E.

Avenue,

8, C a l i f o r n i a ; W i l l i a m

Los Angeles

St.,

Buffalo

WESTERN

P. G r a n t ,

2057

C o r b i n , 4505

H a r o l d R. Jones, 2831 Ellsworth Street, Berkeley 5, California

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New

York;

Hayes

Street,

SOUTHERN

C.

Sweeney,

San

Francisco,

Eugene W a l t o n , 4109

19th Street,

W.

Street,

Alfred

REGION—Wilmot

Simpson, Portland, O r e g o n ; M.

8,

Kedron

Phoenix,

I Ith

Ariiona;

REGION—Cecil

W.

Boston, P.O. Box 5 5 3 1 , O r a n g e Blossom Station, O r l a n d o , Florida; Wilson P. H u b e r t , 3030 Hopkins Street, Savannah, G e o r g i a ; W m . W e s l e y W h e t s t o n e , Luke H . C h a t m a n , Durham,

North

Bluefield, W e s t

P.O. Box

Carolina;

Virginia; J .

1231 4th Street N.E., Birmingham,

1311, Greenville, South Carolina; MIDWESTERN Herbert

REGION—C.

King, 4728

Drexel

Noah

Anderson

Boulevard,

Grayson, 527 W . 42nd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana; Milton

H.

Bennett,

Davis,

Chicago,

200

Alabama;

P.O.

Box 2 0 1 ,

Jones

Illinois;

S. J . W r i g h t , W i l b e r f o r c e

Street,

Alfred

D.

University,

W i l b e r f o r c e , O h i o ; O l i v e r S. Sumlin, 1354 W . 5th Street, Dayton, O h i o ; Alonio P. Moss, 816 Yellow Spring Street, Springfield, O h i o

SOUTHWEST

REGION—Edgar

L. Taplin, Sr., 6709

Congress

Drive, N e w Orleans, Louisiana; Ernest L. W a l l a c e , 3317 Bertrand, Dallas, Texas; W a y n e C . C h a n d ler, Boley, O k l a h o m a ; W e l c o m e T. Bryand, 2137 Franklin, O m a h a , Nebraska;

Robt. D. Rease,

1216

Lime, Topeka, Kansas.

1959 CHAPTER DIRECTORY INTERMEDIATE CHAPTERS: 500.

O M I C R O N LAMBDA ALPHA—Eddie B. Cunningham, 531 Kenyon Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

501.

O M I C R O N LAMBDA BETA—(Inactive)

UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS: ALPHA—Dr. G. A. Calvin, 401 W . State Street, Ithaca, New York. BETA—Richard A. Miller, Box #431 Howard University, Washington, D.C. GAMMA—Steve D. Bullock, Kingsley Hall, Virginia Union University, Richmond 20, Virginia. DELTA—Archile E. Petit, Huston-Tillotson College, Austin 2, Texas. EPSILON—Miltoif Gerald Tarver. 236 Cooley House, East Quad, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

6. ZETA— (Inactive) 7. ETA—Floyd Posby, 116-18 W. 144th Street Apt. #20, New York 30. New York. 8. THETA—Paul J. King, Jr., 731? S. Vernon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. 9. IOTA—David Blount, Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia. 10. KAPPA—Walter W . Sullivan, 1957 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.

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MU—Arthur C. Hill, 650 Carroll Avenue, St. Paul 4, Minnesota. NU—Russell Daniel, Lincoln University Box # 3 8 , Chester County, Pennsylvania. 13. XI—Terry Barnett, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio. 14. OMICRON—Robert P. Smith, 3046 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 15. PI—James L. Sweeney. 3218 E. 121st Street, Cleveland 20, Ohio. 16. RHO—R. Allan Durrant, 40 West Upsal Street, Philadelphia 19, Pennsylvania. 17. SIGMA—Herman W. Hemingway, 100 Stratton Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts. 18. TAU—Praether L. Cooper, 232 Garner House, M.R.H., Champaign, Illinois. 19. UPSILON—Beckwith Horton, 1014 Mississippi Street, Lawrence, Kansas. 20. PHI—Lester Carney, Bush Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 21. CHI—T. Wendell Williams, 222 Jefferson Street, Nashville, lennestee. 22. PSI—Donald R. Anderson, 5820 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 23. ALPHA-ALPHA—Charles L Benford, Jr., 3235 Harvey Avenue, Cincinnati 29, Ohio. 24. ALPHA-BETA—Richard A. English, Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. 25. ALPHA-GAMMA—(Inactive) Providence Rhode Island. 26. ALPHA-DELTA—Charles H. Bailey, 3805 Maple Avenue, Los Angeles, California. 27. ALPHA-EPSILON—John Stewart, 3029 Acton Street, Berkeley, California, 28. ALPHA-ZETA—Lee B. Revels, 125 Gore Hall, West Va. State College, Institute, West Virginia. 29. ALPHA-ETA—Frank S. Greene, Jr., 4931 Highland Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. 30. ALPHA THETA—(Inactive) Iowa City, Iowa. 31. ALPHA-IOTA—Dayton W. Smith, 2370 East Evans Avenue, Denver, Colorado. 32. ALPHA-KAPPA—(Inactive) Springfield, Massasetts. 33. ALPHA-MU—Louis S. Moseley, 2033 Darrow Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. 34. ALPHA-NU—(Inactive) Des Moines, Iowa. 35. ALPHA XI—Cleophas W . Miller, 531 26th Avenue, Seattle, Washington. 36. ALPHA OMICRON—John F. Moore, Jr., Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina. 37. ALPHA-PI—Melvin E. Talbott, 522 East Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky. 38. ALPHA-RHO—Earl P. Mills, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. 39. ALPHA-SIGMA—Samuel H. Callier, Wiley College, Coe Hall, Marshall, Texas. 40. ALPHA-TAU—Harold Ware, 427 Hickory Street, Akron 4. Ohio. 41. ALPHA-UPSILON—John L. Johnson, 4869 Spokane, Detroit 4, Michigan. 42. ALPHA-PHI—William S. Fillmore, Jr., Clark College. Atlanta, Georgia. 43. ALPHA-CHI—Sylvester Barrington, Fisk University, Nashville 8, Tennessee. 44. ALPHA-PSI—Willie D. May, 311 Foster Hall, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri. 45. BETA-ALPHA—Frank W . Greene, Box #208, Morgan State College, Baltimore 12, Maryland. 12.


yke £phinx Official

Organ

of

VOLUME XLIV

Alpha

Phi

Alpha

Fraternity,

Incorporated

OCTOBER, 1959

NUMBER 3

From The General Secretary's Desk Brother Laurence T. Young CHICAGO, ILL.—I am sure that each of you has returned to your chapter seats feeling refreshed, and invigorated, after the vacation period just ended—and that you have returned with that dogged determination to carry on the program of Alpha Phi Alpha diligently from your local level, to the end that this work might be brought to fruition on the National level. Remember, brothers, the National Organization is no stronger than its weakest Chapter, but, of course, we have no weak chapters—DO WE? Before we get into the real meat of this letter, let me make a few acknowledgements: (1) How proud we are of our good, stalwart General Treasurer, Brother MEREDITH GILLESPIE FERGUSON, who, as of June 30, 1959, is the President of the Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company, in Nashville, Tennessee, succeeding our dearly beloved LIFE MEMBER, now deceased — Brother Henry Allen Boyd; (2) Charter presentation ceremony and dinner at Wycomba Restaurant, Amityville, New York, by Eta Theta Lambda Chapter, at which affair Brother Aaron Brown introduced our Gen-

eral President, JUDGE MYLES A. PAIGE, who gave the formal address; (3) An "Evening with Alpha" at the Van-Orman Graham Hotel in Bloomington, Indiana, under the direction of Gamma Eta Chapter; (4) The Annual Picnic at Mahon's Dude Ranch in Willoughby, Ohio, under the guidance of Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter, together with its extended program during the summer, of the Educational and Scholarship Committee; Cleveland, Ohio. (5) Installation services of Eta Eta Lambda Chapter at Bates High School, Annapolis, Maryland, presentation of Charter and Installation of Officers by Brother Charles A. Broaddus, with formal address by Brother James C. Evans. (6) MAN OF THE YEAR award to Brother Kermit J. Hall at anniversary banquet of Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter (Phila.) with Brother W. Barton Beatty as guest speaker, and Brothers Winters, Moose and Griffin taking part. (7) Alpha Kappa Day by Theta Chapter (Chicago)—an event creating better relationships and an opportunity

to "better to know you" of our "Fellow Greeks." (8) The kind invitation of the Board of Directors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to a cocktail party in the Boulevard Room of the Sheraton-Towers Hotel, in Chicago. (9) With sorrow we announce the passing of Brother Nelson Griffin Glover (Xi Lambda), a hard working brother of many years standing—over thirty; and the passing of Mrs. Olivia Bowman, the mother of Brother J. Herbert King, Director of Educational Activity, Mid-Western Region — in Mother Cabrini Memorial Hospital in New York. (10) We congratulate Delta Sigma Theta Sorority on the establishment of a chapter in Anchorage, Alaska—the 49th State. Now Brothers, Down To Business All brothers holding 1959 pass cards will receive a ballot from this office for the election of a Presidentelect of our Fraternity. The Constitution provides that ballots be mailed 90 days before General Convention, which means that ballots will be in your Continued on next page

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• From General Secretary's Desk Continued from page 1 hands by Saturday, September 26th, 1959. We can only mail them to the addresses furnished us by your chapter officers. Please return these ballots as indicated, without undue delay. Any brother who has not received a ballot by September 26th or 28th, please communicate with this office at once. ON TO CINCINNATI for the 45th General Convention is the slogan which has taken on chain reaction. The word is out, brothers—it is being passed— as this Convention looms as the turning point in our history. Hotel Reservation cards will be mailed to your chapter officers—make your reservations early. ATTENTION, CHAPTER OFFICERS: "Never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee." Chapter officers will receive, by the middle of September, the following forms from the General Secretary, to be executed and returned to National Headquarters FORTHWITH: 1. OMEGA CHAPTER: In order to bring our records up to date, and have proper memorial services at General Convention, you are urged to submit the names of all brothers, whom you know to have passed into Omega Chapter during the year 1958-1959. 2. DIRECTORY OF CHAPTER OFFICERS for 1960 Elections presumably taking place the first meeting in November 1959, —FILL OUT chapter Directory in duplicate, returning a copy to National Headquarters, and retaining one for chapter files 3. DELEGATES' CREDENTIALS: Election of delegates to 45th General Convention; Fill out this form in duplicate, returning one to National Headquarters, and retaining one to be presented by chapter delegates on registering at the 45th General Convention in Cincinnati, December 26th, 1959. NOTE: To be in good standing with the General Organization, it is expected that ALL CHAPTERS and INDIV I D U A L S clear all indebtedness through the General Secretary's office by November 30th, 1959 It is expected of Chapters to submit to this office a copy of their current CONSTITUTION. PAGE 2

Each Chapter will receive a copy of CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS and RECOMMENDATIONS to be submitted to the General Convention for action. These will reach chapters at least 30 days before General Convention, as prescribed by the Constitution, so that delegates may be properly instructed. The Chairman of the Committee on Achievements and Awards is: BROTHER HERBERT T. MILLER, 135 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, New York, who will receive nominations from Chapters, with supporting evidence, with respect to nominees for "Award of Merit," "Award of Honor," and the Award for Superb Chapter Achievements or Activity—for further information on this contact Brother Miller. A newsletter will be distributed to all chapters by the middle of September of this year. The GENERAL SEC R E T A R Y could go on and on, but must stop at this point expressing gratitude and appreciation to all ALPHA PHI ALPHA, throughout the Country for great support given this office by YOU, enabling us to report 6,000 active ALPHA PHI ALPHA brothers in 1959—the first time we have reached this mark in ten years. Again, thank you, brothers, and let's get our 10,000 mark to be "real" in 1960. Fraternally yours, LAURENCE T. YOUNG General Secretary.

ONWARD and UPWARD LILBOURN, MO. — The members of Epsilon Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity are still nobly carrying on traditionally with all the modern embellishments. Morally, socially, intellectually, and physically, the Apes of this chapter are making contributions to society. Members live such clean lives in the various communities that many are inspired thereby and choose to be associated with the oustanding personalities. Lawyers, doctors, teachers, preachers, and politicians are within the fraternal bounds. The Alphas here honor annually mothers who have done much to make communities better places to live; during Educational Achievement Week, they give speeches that will inspire someone to desire to improve his sta-

tus; and counsel inquirers as to prospects in various fields. A scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving high school graduate who enters college. Besides frequent closed affairs, they give an annual dance to which all Greeks and company are invited. This dance is one of the social highlights of the year. All Greeks in the area look forward to this Alpha-sponsored affair. Annually their physical skill in sports is matched with independent and other fraternity teams. Epsilon Eta Lambda believes that one should be well-rounded—that one should live a rich, sincere, and varied social life and strive to make the world a better place in which to live. Simon S. Thomas Editor-to-Sphinx

Deadline December Issue November 1 0 , 1 9 5 9 Judge Myles A. Paige 1294 Carroll Street, Brooklyn 13, New York My Dear Brother Paige: As I celebrate my FIRST ANNIVERSARY as General Secretary of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, I must express a word of appreciation to you and the members of the Executive Council for the confidence reposed in me—and it shall be my duty and responsibility, as the years go by, to justify this confidence and support. The experience has been quite rewarding, not in a monetary sense, but in the sense that I see the gradual unfolding of my aspirations as to the operation of the office here at National Headquarters. _ Within a short time, few years maybe, I hope to have the office so organized, and operations moving so methodically and efficiently, that the office of General Secretary will be a model for all Greek letter organizations, and—to the end that any successor to office will have but to follow the outlined pattern, in operation, which will reflect credit to the name of Alpha Phi Alpha. Fraternally and sincerely yours, Laurence T. Young General Secretary C C Executive Council

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WHY COME TO CINCINNATI!!! CINCINNATI, OHIO — When we extended our invitation to the General Convention to convene in Cincinnati at Christmastime 1959, we did so with a profound sense of pride. This city which borders the South has in bygone days had a reputation of being anti in many respects. Today, its citizens can say with a feeling of accomplishment that Cincinnati and "anti" are not absolutely "running mates. Many fine precedences have been set here from which Negroes have benefited. Negroes have also shared in effecting many fine changes. Brother Theodore M. Berry could never have become Vice Mayor of Cincinnati if Negroes of this city had not proven their abilities in areas where leadership was demanded. Negroes have progressed in numerous fields of endeavor. Even as recently as this summer our own General Convention Chairman, Brother John W. Fleming was promoted to an assistant principalship of one of our schools. Today, the appointment of a Negro to a top position in our school system does not receive "rave notices" as it would have when Brother Rossmond Turpeau and others became principals. Now it takes more time to spot where our qualified Negroes are helping our city progress. Many have taken their rightful places in industry, business, government, education, the laboring fields and others not as Negroes with special appointments but as citizens of a community, able to do a job. We have helped to make this city better and because of this we say "Come to Cincinnati and see the progress that has been made. Cincinnati is not "Utopia" but it certainly has striven and is still striving to become truly a "Queen City." Cincinnati, is nationally known as a convention city and has adequate facilities to satisfy conventioners in a gala manner. We invite the whole of our fraternity to convene and enjoy all facilities without hesitation. Those who remember the General Convention held here in 1931 will immediately appreciate conditions now. We say "Come!" and the City of Cincinnati says "Come!!!" OCTOBER, 1959

Brother John W . Fleming; General Ohio; December 26-30, 1959.

Chairman; Forty-fifth

General Convention;

Cincinnati,

"The General President Speaks" BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Our undergraduates have now returned from what I hope was a very pleasant, healthy and remunerative vacation. It is time to settle down seriously to your tasks as members of the academic community, as well as to fraternal association. Let me re-emphasize your obligations to be a good Alpha man means you must be a good student. Scholarship is the first requirement of an undergraduate Greek. As stated by President Louis T. Benezet of Colorado College: "Broad and deep preparation for a career; intellectual skills, reading,

writing, critical thinking, speaking, computing and so forth; maturity in appreciating world problems and the attainment of sensitivity to values themselves, esthetic and religious, personal and social, are the ingredients out of which real scholarship is made." It will be your responsibility in the near future to consider new pledgees and it is your obligation in selecting these pledgees to choose men who by their previous records have shown the ability to maintain high scholarship. It is your further duty to see that this ability and opportunity is not lessened by their pledging and final initiation PAGE 3


into our great order. It is your further duty to set the example for these new men by maintaining a high degree of scholarship throughout your Chapter. Keep before you constantly the fact that your Fraternity does not deserve the recognition of your school unless you contribute through your scholarship and leadership in extracurricular affairs to an unusual degree. Also, I wish to remind you that Alpha is firmly opposed to what has been called "Hell Week" and is recommending to each of our undergraduate chapters the substitution of "Help Week." Now let me turn attention to the graduate chapters. Our graduates have a two-fold obligation. First, to aid and inspire our undergraduates. Second, to be the outstanding leaders in their communities and to put a special emphasis at this time on reclamation of our "forgotten" brothers. We are nearing the 45th Annual Convention and I plead with both graduates and undergraduates to give serious and special attention to the great questions which will face us in Cincinnati, Ohio in the Report of our Commission on Re-organization. I devoutly hope that this Commission will come forward with the much needed recommendations for a program of the future and that their proposals will be

ready for submission to you by the end of October. This will give each chapter an opportunity to study this material and to send their delegates to Cincinnati prepared to vote their wishes. We have now reached the high mark in active fraternity membership with more than 6,000 financial brothers. This, however, is still unsatisfactory as we have available over 20,000 brothers who have been initiated and are now living in our communities. These must be reclaimed if we would accomplish our necessary goal of building fraternity houses for our undergraduate chapters. As an aid in this matter, we will present to you at the Convention a proposal for group insurance of our members. Your officers have been most diligent since our last Convention and we have succeeded in increasing our financial stability. I again urge each of you to recall your pledge and obligation to your Fraternity to do all in your power to make it great and maintain its leadership both on the campus as well as in our communities and then we can truly say that Alpha is again "First of All, Servants of All," and will "Transcend All." Sincerely and Fraternally MYLES A. PAIGE General President

l l f p rf SiltedW OFFICE DF THE MAYOR DOROTHY M. ZULAGER

DONALD D. CLANCY

September 3, 1959

TO THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, IMC. Dear Friends: As Mayor of the great city of Cincinnati, I extend warm greetings and a sincere welcome to the members and friends of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. We are delighted to have your distinguished and honorable association as our guest, and we trust that the world-famous hospitality of the "Queen City" will serve to enrich the proceedings and activities of your convention. I join with your many friends in the sincere wish that your 45th Annual Convention will be a fruitful and especially enjoyable one. Welcome to Cincinnati! Very truly yours,

Donald D. Clancy Mayor

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Let's Explore Cincinnati — The City Closest to America TAFT MUSEUM — Pike Street, downtown Cincinnati — A 19th Century American home rich in historical background, containing priceless art collections. CINCINNATI GARDEN — Langdon Farm and Seymour. Home of Cincinnati Mohawks, Cincinnati Royals, ice and variety shows, and all other sports events. ART MUSEUM — Eden Park. A rich and varied collection of art treasures. Surrounding a beautiful garden court are 50 galleries of world famous paintings, sculpture, textile, glass and china ware, silver and pottery. Was recently selected to be the only museum in this country to house the famous Phillip Lehman Collection. TYLER DAVIDSON FOUNTAIN — Fifth and Vine Streets, downtown Cincinnati. One of the most beautiful fountains in the nation. Bronze, draped female figure depicting "Genius of Water," pours water from fingertips on other figures symbolizing man's needs and uses of water. BOTANICAL GARDENS — Eden Park (off Gilbert Avenue) — One of the finest collections in the country of tropical plants, rare and domestic blooms. It is famous for. its Christmas show. CAREW TOWER OBSERVATORY — 49 stories high. Open daily, including Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Special rates arranged for large groups. THE GARDEN CENTER OF GREATER CINCINNATI — Reading Road, a building of contemporary architecture, surrounded by model plantings and a garden for the blind. PUBLIC LIBRARY — 8th and Vine Streets. Glamorous modern building downtown; revolutionary design with newest facilities for service. Indoor outdoor vistas, walled garden, handsome roof-top exhibit room. ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN — Vine and Erkenbrecker (municiContinued on page 5 THE SPHINX


A BRIEF HISTORY OF

DELTA GAMMA LAMBDA CHAPTER ^ CINCINNATI, OHIO — D e l t a Gamma Lambda Chapter was founded in 1947 when the number of graduate brothers in Cincinnati warranted the establishing of another chapter. The founding date was December 20th, on the 27th anniversary of the founding of Alpha Alpha Chapter. The Chapter was set up by Brother William N. Lovelace, who was then Midwestern Vice President. Brother Belford V. Lawson, who was then General President, was the speaker at the installation ceremonies which were held at the Lincoln Community Center. The following Brothers were charter members of Delta Gamma Lambda Chapter: M. T. Alexander, Floyd Black, Braxton F. Cann, Charles H. Carroll, Arkley A. Dalton, John W. Delaney, Charles E. Dillard, James Driskell, Lawrence D. Finley, John W. Fleming, Edward D. Graves, George W. Hayes, Theodore M. Berry, F. Douglas Henry, H. Hannibal Hull, Walter S. Houston II, Matthew M. Hines, William N. Lovelace, W. Norfleet Lowe, Artie Matthews, R. P. McClain, William R. McCaleb, James W. Muir, Brent Pendleton, William A. McClain, Correlus Parker, Chester Pryor, Webster W. Posey, Silas S. Rhodes, Quentin Reid, Saul S. Sanford. W. N. Springer, Alonzo Saunders, William F. Thomas, Alva S. Thornton Sr., Darwin T. Turner, Spencer E. Turner, Willis C. Weatherly, and H. I. Wilson.

the chapter was host to brothers who had been members of the Fraternity for 25 years. Brothers of Delta Gamma Lambda Chapter are continuing their quest for excellency. Brother Spencer Turner as president has guided the chapter through the planning of the oncoming General Convention. This fall three young men will matriculate at the University of Cincinnati on scholarships given by Delta Gamma Lambda. Brothers John W. Fleming, William A. McClain, Leon Render, James Muir, a n d Charles Long have held the presidency of this chapter in the past and still serve the Fraternity, with the exception of Brother Long who has passed on to Omega Chapter. Many other Brothers have gone to Omega Chapter; most recently were Brothers William H. Morton, A. Bruce McClure, Rudolph Hill, and Thomas South. We are striving in Delta Gamma Lambda Chapter and we look forward to seeing all of you in Cincinnati this Christmas.

Let's Explore Cincinnati — The City Closest to America Continued from page 4 pally owned). Featuring the new Fleischmann Aquarium, containing native and tropical fish, new lion and ape houses, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Play devices for children, restaurant, picnic tables. Open 9 a.m. 'til dark. NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM — Gilbert and Elsinore, in Eden Park. Beautiful new building, featuring outstanding collections of local and worldwide shells, minerals, fossils, birds, mammals, reptiles, prehistoric artifacts, and many other fascinating displays of nature's wonders. UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI — One of the largest municipal universities in the world.

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With Brother John W. Fleming as its first president the chapter became interested in purchasing a chapter house. This came to fruition in 1953 under the presidency of Brother James Muir. The chapter from the onset did much for scholarship and education in the community. In 1954 under the presidency of Brother Willis C. Weatherly, Delta Gamma Lambda Chapter established its Annual Project to raise educational funds. An automobile was raffled and Delta Gamma Lambda's first "Miss Cincinnati" was crowned. In the spring of 1957 the chapter was host to a Midwestern Roundup. Later that year the chapter honored Brother Theodore M. Berry at a Testimonial. In December of the same year OCTOBER, 1959

Brother Paige and Dr. Marjorie Parker. Supreme Basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority confer on plans for |o,nt actmties to be held in Cincinnati during the annual conventions of the two Greek letter organizations.

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LADIES ACTIVITIES GALORE CINCINNATI, OHIO — The Alpha Wives of Cincinnati are busily preparing to festively entertain the ladies who will be accompanying their Alpha men to this convention city, come Christmastime. The ladies will not have to be distracted by having to look for hairdressers, shops, baby sitters, etc. The Alpha Wives under the direction of their president Mrs. Chester Pryor have seen to these things and will have a packet for the ladies. Mrs. Leroy Dobbins, whose association with lovely art work is legend, with the aid of her committee is preparing beautiful souvenirs especially for their guests. There will be social affairs for the ladies which include a luncheon, a card party, a fashion show and a conducted tour. There will be hospitality suites for the ladies and for children. The children's suite will be taken care of by a professional sitter. Mrs. John Poole is preparing some kits for small chil-

dren which will contain delightful favors for the little ones. The social affairs for the General Convention will be held in the downtown area of Cincinnati both day and night, at the Sheraton Gibson Hotel, the Taft Auditorium and at Cincinnati's beautiful Topper Ballroom. Ladies will want to have a wardrobe that includes daytime ensembles, cocktail dresses and certainly gowns for the formal dances. Cincinnati is indeed a "Queen City" at Christmastime and the ladies of the auxiliary are preparing the red carpet, with embellishments of holiday warmth and cheer to make each visiting lady feel like a queen at this most festive of holiday seasons. TEENAGE ACTIVITIES For the past several years our conventions have been planned family style, and program planning includes not only the Brothers but their wives and children. Cincinnati is planning much for all of you. Teenage Dance,

A BRIEF HISTORY OF

ALPHA ALPHA CHAPTER CINCINNATI, OHIO — While the ing up the high standards of Alpha Forty-fifth General Convention is in Phi Alpha at an early date. During session this Christmas, brothers in the school year of 1921-1922 Alpha Cincinnati will be remembering that Alpha Chapter placed 5th scholastiAlpha Phi Alpha took root here 39 cally out of 13 fraternities at the Uniyears ago. Alpha Phi Alpha Frater- versity of Cincinnati. nity offered inspiration to a group of The first grand celebration enjoyed men in 1920 and up through the years by Alpha Alpha Chapter and the this spirit has inspired many. Alpha whole Fraternity took place in Cinmen in Cincinnati continue to inspire cinnati in December 1931 when the and to be inspired. 25th Anniversary of the fraternity's The history of Alpha Phi Alpha in founding was celebrated. There were Cincinnati is preserved in the annals five Jewels present for this convention. of Alpha Alpha Chapter, which was They were, Brothers George B. Kelfounded on December 20, 1920 with ley, Nathaniel A. Murray, Charles H. Brothers, Francis Lesley, Charles L. Chapman, Henry A. Callis and RoHarris, Clinton Moorman, Robert Pat- bert H. Ogle. tengall, Wilbur A. Page, Earl J. Moss, The "Silver Jubilee" Convention H. T. Miller, Richard P. McClain, was a grand affair with 48 chapters William E. Watson and Charles E. represented. It was at this convention Dillard as charter members. Brothers that Alpha Alpha Chapter's Brother Reginald E. Beamon and M. S. Wal- E. H. Oxley recommended the estabton, who were Cincinnatians of Beta lishment of a National Scholarship Chapter set up this chapter. Fund. It was here that the founders Alpha men in Cincinnati became were made life members of the execuinfluential in the community by hold- tive council and that life membership PAGE 6

Wednesday, December 30, Ballroom, Theater Party, Conducted Tour, and Hospitality Suite.

MRS. CHESTER PRYOR PRESIDENT OF ALPHA WIVES Supervisor for the Hamilton County Welfare: Member of Allen Temple A. M. E. Church where she is President of the Friendly Women's Auxiliary; Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Y.W.C.A.; Social Workers' Club. Has a daughter Blanche Pryor who is a teacher in the Cleveland, Ohio school system.

was proposed for the founders. Brother Charles Wesley was first elected General President at this convention and Alpha Alpha's own Brother William N. Lovelace was elected to the Executive Council. We can discern from the record that Alpha Alpha Chapter has always been interested in the national organization and is celebrated for its contributions to the Fraternity. Alpha Alpha Chapter has always fostered fine educational programs and shall long be remembered by the citizenry of this city for its contributions to education. Many young men who contribute to society today, do so because the members of Alpha Alpha realized the importance of education in the struggle for success. Alpha Alpha Chapter has contributed national officers in more than a dozen administrations. Brothers Theodore M. Berry, John W. Fleming, Braxton Cann and William N. Lovelace have more than adequately served our fraternity on the national level. The outstanding work of Alpha AlContinued on next page THE SPHINX


A Brief History Continued from page 6 pha Chapter kept men coming. The chapter had served as a combined graduate and undergraduate chapter. In December of 1947 Delta Gamma Lambda Chapter was formed. Brother McNelius Sharp was the first President of Alpha Alpha Chapter after the formation of the graduate chapter, and was Alpha Alpha's delegate to the 33rd General Convention in Tulsa that year. The chapters had to then busy themselves with maintaining campus recognition at the University of Cincinnati. Alpha Alpha Chapter continues to maintain high standards under the presidency of Brother Henry Johnson. It works closely with the graduate chapter in furthering the Fraternity's program. There are many who remember the "Silver Jubilee" of 1931. Although it was a fine convention it had its many limitations. Alpha Alpha Chapter through its continued efforts has been one of the forces which has brought about the conditions under which we may convene today.

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ALPHA ALPHA, CHAPTER CONVENTION COMMITTEE Front: B others Matthew Williams; Back: Left to Right: David Harrison, Charles Wilkii Robert Jones

PLEASE NOTE THIS RE-STATEMENT OF FEES: INITIATION FEES: Graduate $8.50 Intermediate _ & 50 Undergraduate 5 50 HISTORIES: per volume $6 00 RE-INSTATEMENT For I year delinquency $1.00 For 2 years or more 2.00 LAURENCE T. YOUNG, Sen'l Secretary

Attention: W W II Veterans

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1st Row Left to Right: Brothers F. Douglas Henry, William R. McCaleb, Spencer E. Turner, W . Fleming, Willis C. Weatherly. 2nd Row Left to Right: Brothers Henry Walters, H. HanHull, William A. McClain, Walter S. Houston III, Brent Pendleton, Braxton F. Cann. 3rd Left to Right: Brothers Arthur Sears, Leon M. Render, Harry Turner, E. Leon Robinson, MatWilliams, George Cromwell, George Greene.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—World War II veterans today enter the final year in which application may be made for a GI home, farm or business loan. Congress has set July 25, 1960, as the cut-off date in the post-war program that has already seen nearly 5 million World War II veterans take advantage of the GI Bill loan provisions since June 22, 1944. The law allows an additional year, or until July 25, 1961, for processing and actual closing of loans. These dates do not pertain to Korean veterans who have until January 31, 1965, to make loan applications. World War II veterans who also served in Korea are considered Korean veterans for loan purposes. Under the GI loan program, qualified World War II veterans are offered the opportunity to obtain VA guaranteed or insured loans to (2) purchase, Continued on page 9 PAGE 7


"The President's Tour of Our Military Defenses" by Brother Myles Paige BROOKLYN, N Y — It was a great opportunity and pleasure for me to accept the invitation of the Honorable Neil McElroy, Secretary of Defense of the United States, to attend a Joint Civilian Orientation Conference covering a period of ten days from May 1st, 1959. The Conference met first at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., where we received the greetings of the Defense Department from the Under Secretary of Defense, the late Mr. Quarles. From there we went to the Pentagon where we received a message from the Secretary of Defense and were thereafter escorted to the United States Marine Base at Quantico, Virginia. Here we were the guests of Lt. General M. B. Twining, Commandant of the Marine Corps Schools. After inspecting this base we were taken by helicopter over the area and observed demonstrations by the Marine troops. There I became an honorary member of the Marine Helicopter Squadron 1. The Conference was then taken by Air Force Convair planes to the United States Naval Base at Quonset, Rhode Island. Here we inspected the Naval Base and went aboard the flag ship of the United States Task Force which has the assignment of seeking out and sinking enemy submarines. We spent an entire day on maneuvers accompanied by ten destroyers with ship based helicopters and airplanes. The Commandant, Rear Admiral Stroh, was most hospitable and we had a very enlightening and pleasant tour. We were then flown from Quonset, Rhode Island to the West Florida Eglin Air Force Base where we were conducted on a tour of inspection and I had the pleasure and privilege of flying in a jet plane and was given the honorary title of "Jet Jockey." The demonstrations by the Air Force were most enlightening and thrilling. After two days of observation there, we flew over to East Florida Patrick Air Force Base and were rushed immediately to the missile launching grounds at Canaveral, Florida, where we witnessed the successful launching of the Jupiter Missile. Needless to say PAGE 8

this was an inspiring observation. The next day we were privileged to be escorted through the entire base to observe the assembling of missiles of all types including the inspection of the "block houses."

In conclusion, I wish to say that what we wtinessed gave the impression of a sound program of preparedness in our military defenses, however, we still wondered what the enemy might have to offset what we witnessed in our own armed forces.

The next day we continued our flight to Fort Benning, Georgia, the United States Army Training Center. For three days we witnessed demon- THE NEWS . . . strations of the fitness of our armed PRINCESS ANNE, MD. — When forces including a full-scale simulated Brother J. Comellious King was battle involving bombers, f i g h t e r elected to the office of President he at planes, missile launchers, tanks, small once launched a reclamation program. arms, and every other military fighting As a result the following Brothers implement of present day warfare. were reclaimed: Le Roy Hamilton, This Center is, as some of you may Earl B. Jackson, Irvin W. Knight, know, extremely large and we wit- Leonard O. Pitts, and John Webster. nessed some five demonstrations in Our Education Campaign was a disdifferent areas of the Center to which tinct feature of our program last year. we had to fly by helicopter from one The following high schools were visto the other. At Fort Benning I re- ited: Accomac, Cambridge, Crisfield, ceived the honorary membership in Seaford, Salisbury, Princess Anne, and the forces of the camp as an "Honor- Snowhill. Delta Nu and Delta Omiary Doughboy," although I am in fact cron cooperated to bring this program a full colonel in the reserves. One of about. Several of the Brothers in the unforgettable feats of the day was Delta Nu were very active in this area. to observe the barbecueing of an alli- Namely Brothers Lunsfors, Roland H. gator and to experience the delicious Brown, Huey Cobb, Ernest Brown, taste of this meat. Charles H. Gray, Charles J. Laws, At the conclusion of the ten days of and Godfrey Mills. exciting, thrilling and informative exBrother J. D. Singletary was chairperiences, we were flown back to man of the program committee, and Washington, D.C., and from there to Brother Francis H. Harris is our our respective homes. Sphinx Editor.

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Attention: VV W II Veterans

CINCINNATI — HERE WE C O M E ! ! ! Alpha Wives Convention Committee; Left to Right, Mrs. Fred Thomas, Treasurer; Mrs. John Poole, Corresponding Secretary and Chairman

of Kit Committee; Mrs. Brent Pendleton, Vice

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Continued from page 7 build or improve a home; (b) buy a farm or farm supplies; and (c) buy or expand a business venture. Since the program was launched and up through May 31, 1959, a total of 4,955,300 World War II veterans have made GI loans for a total face value of $39,220,608,200. Of this total 4,657,100 loans were made for dwellings; 228,400 for business ventures and 69,800 for farms and equipment. In all, 35 percent of the eligible World War II veterans have taken advantage of the loan program. An exceptionally low record of defaults has won the approval of the nation's financial leaders and an extremely high percentage of the loans have already been repaid in advance of the final due dates.

A Point O View By Brother William Burke Delta Upsilon, Miami University OXFORD, OHIO — Because I was a pledge initiated and have seen the light, my chapter meetings and activities are attended regularly; committee work is my specialty. New ideas are brought in by me, and I willingly accept the will of the majority. My dues or chapter budget are paid on time. I give constructive criticism to my chapter program. No more will I become unfriendly to my brother who fails to agree with me. I will keep my vows. I am loyal. I am an ALPHA. In 1946 this was brother D. W. Lewis's conception of the responsibility of an Alpha man. Now thirteen years later as I read these words the dominate idea which comes into my mind is: That since 1946 the responsibility of the great country we live in has grown increasingly great and more complex each and every day. And keeping right in stride with the land in which they live Alpha men have accepted the increasing amount of responsibility and dealt with its complexity in a manner which will never cease to amaze me. Can anyone of you truthfully say that when you saw that light and knew you were an Alpha man had any other thought than, I finally made it, I am finally an ALPHA MAN. Well, I can truthfully say those were my thoughts OCTOBER, 1959

DELTA G A M M A LAMBDA'S ALPHA WIVES 1st Row Left to Right: Mrs. William Banks, Mrs. Chester Pryor, Mrs. Brent Pendleton, Mrs. George Greenly, Mrs. Walter Houston. 2nd Row Left to Right: Mrs. William Smith, Mrs. E. Leon Robinson, Mrs. Theodore Berry, Mr. Leon Render. 3rd Row Left to Right: Mrs. James Morris, Mrs. William A. McClain, Mrs. Matthew L. Fairfax, Mrs. Braxton F. Cann, Mrs. F. Douglas Henry 4th Row Left to Right: Mrs. Spencer E. Turner, Mrs. Emmanuel Burton, Mrs. William R. McCaleb, Mrs. Ferris Fitch. 5th Row Left to Right: Mrs. Harry Turner, Mrs. Willis C. Weatherly, Mrs. George Cromwell.

for a while, a very short while, because the very next morning as I walked down campus I was stopped by a friend of mine who congratulated me on going active and then he proceeded to ask me if I would mind attending an informal group discussion

that evening on a generalized fraternity attitude toward a newly legislated regulatory control given to the dean of men over fraternities. He said he would like me to represent Alpha Phi Alpha at this meeting. I smiled, nodded, and said that I'd be there and PAGE 9


started toward class. As I walked a realization began to come to me. And it was that the night before I had not only had a pin placed upon my chest but I also had as each and everyone of us has had an invisible cloak placed upon my shoulders. It was the invisible cloak of responsibility. A cloak that becomes almost intolerably heavy at times. But I try to think of it like this when it does. That an Alpha pin and that invisible cloak of responsibility go together like the hands on a clock or the wheels on an automobile. Sure you can have one without the other, but they are not very much good, are they? About five weeks ago I spoke in Trenton, Ohio to the Rotary Club there. And it would be very difficult to describe the exhilarating feeling of elation and pride that went through my body when as we stood in an informal group talking and one of the Rotarians mentioned that there was an Alpha Chapter on his campus when he went to school and they were always among the top fraternities in scholastic rating and he continued by rattling off a number of names of Alpha men that he had run into in the transaction of his business. He had nothing but admiration and praise for Alpha men that night. And later as I sat awaiting my time to speak t h e apprehension running through my mind was could I and my generation of brothers uphold the responsibility of the magnamiously high caliber of Achievement obtained by those brothers who have gone before us! I don't believe we the present generations of Alphas have to acquire exorbitant fortunes, or internationally acclaimed fame to uphold our responsibility. Even though this would indeed undoubtedly be a wonderful thing. But to most brothers to uphold their responsibility does not mean the acquisition of vast fortunes or international acclaim, but to perform or obtain a goal which in some instances is even more difficult than the obtaining of money or fame and that is to become a person who is highly respected, admired and a stable individual . . . in their own community. Just a week after I spoke to the Rotary club in Trenton I went home PAGE 10

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WEATHER Cincinnati does not generally have winters and seldom has snow at Christmastime. The average temperature for this period has been between a High of 42 degrees and a Low of 27.5 degrees. Clear, crisp, coldness will probably be the condition, but we "might" have a repeat of the 71 degrees that prevailed in 1956. THE SPHINX


Highlights of Southern Regional Convention Editors Note: Brother Beatty: Please try and get this material into the October issue. It was delayed due to the negligence of the assigned reporter for the convention. Please, please get this in for me and for the local chapters. It has been cut short. Brother W. P. Hubert Regional Director for Georgia June 16th, 1959

SAVANNAH, GA. — Brothers of the Southern Region took advantage of the invitation from Beta Phi Lambda and Delta Eta Chapters to enjoy the type of hospitality and fraternal relations which caused fond memories of the best of traditional meetings in Alpha's history. Truly, the sessions approached general convention atmosphere. Present and participating throughout the sessions was the General President, Brother Myles Paige who, in his address to the brothers during regular session, emphasized (1) the need for re-evaluation of financial needs; (2) study of expenditures through committees now operating, but not fulfilling their sacred obligation for Alpha due to failure of proper accounting; (3) and not showing sufficient progress towards objectives. Brother Paige further delighted the brothers and their guests during his very dynamic banquet address. He took this opportunity to review some of the outstanding accomplishments of Alpha during its history—the specific contribution through spirit and labor of many of the devoted brothers, past and present, and left the challenge: "We are about to reach the top of the mountain, but we face the most difficult stage of the climb." Brother James Evans, US Department of Defense, was speaker at the joint public meeting of Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha. He challenged his audience to pay earnest attention to scientific research and preparedness. Using the history of his own achievements a n d aspirations, he pointed out that we cannot afford to be careless and rest on what we as traternities and sororities once accomplished. We must be prepared for the rapidly changing and more complex OCTOBER, 1959

scientific society of today and on an international scale. Brother James Huger, Southern Vice President, a very adept diplomat and chairman, acknowledged the presence of Brothers Sidney A. Jones, Jr., and Brother William A. Hale. Both of these brothers have a following for elevation to the presidency in Alpha. Each brought greetings to the Southern Region. It was agreed by vote of the Southern Regional Convention that greater emphasis and support be given to increasing the budget to regions according to their needs, particularly where undergraduate stimulation and program supervision is indicated. Continued on page 27

their desire, these students looked into the city of Fayetteville, N . C , to find Epsilon Rho Lambda, an Alpha Phi Alpha Graduate Chapter which consists of several outstanding Brothers. They are Brothers Bugg, Butler, Massey, Thomas, W. E. Murphy, T. Boykin, W. E. McNeil, George Young, C. G. Avent and W. T. Brown. Also, Brother Curtis King, D. Johnson. On the College campus, we found President R. Jones, Chairman of Area of Health and Physical Education; Brother D. A. Williams, Chairman of Area of Social Science; E. A. Toppin, Director of Public Relations; H. I. Fontello-Nanton and Director of College Band, T. Bacote. After briefly looking at these great men and their accomplishments we ALPHA SPREADS WINGS were sure that Alpha was the step we wanted to take. Therefore, we arBy Brother J. F. Cu minings ranged through Dr. E. A. Toppin to FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — During have our first official gathering at a the spring of the 1957-58 school year smoker, secured the Graduate Chaptwelve men at Fayetteville State Teach- ter's permission to call ourselves an ers College became restless with the Alpha Interest Group. complacency of life at the College and Following a few meetings, we ordecided to start a new movement, one ganized and elected officers. J. F. of which they could feel proud and in Cummings, President; Azriah Ellerbe, which they could find satisfaction. vice president; Luther McKeithan, secThese men's motives were to organize retary, and Eugene Hunter, treasurer. a chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fra- Other members were Aaron Knight, ternity. Lewis Bullock, Clyde McDaniel, MaAfter coming together and discuss- jor Boyd, Milton Tucker, Gilmore ing the type of chapter that would fit Continued on page 13

SENATOR KENNEDY FUND SPEAKER Brother Bedford V. Lawson (left) former General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Senator John F. Kennedy chat with Brother Walter Washington, president of Utica Junior College and president of the National Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund at the annual convocation of UNCF, Inc. in Indianaplis, Indiana. The National Alumni Council of UNCF includes 160,000 college graduates and 25,000 students many of whom are Alpha men

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Bowling Green State University Accepts New Fraternity By Brother John C. Chinn BOWLING GREEN, OHIO — A l pha Kappa Omega, a local fraternity at Bowling Green State University, was initiated at Epsilon Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha National Fraternity, Friday, May 15, 1959. Alpha Kappa Omega was founded at Bowling Green State University in 1955 by 14 men. It was their desire not only to form a fraternal organization but to have this organization affiliate with Alpha Phi Alpha in the very near future. They wished this so strongly that they incorporated as much as possible of Alpha into their "brain child." Many of the customs and ideals of Alpha Kappa Omega, along with its colors and songs, are similar if not identical to those of Alpha Phi Alpha. Alpha Kappa Omega corresponded with Alpha Phi Alpha, for quite some time, through Brother E. Garfield Weathers, Regional Director, of Toledo. In early April the fraternity finally received permission from the National Office to begin a period of pledgeship under the direction of Brother Weathers, and Epsilon Alpha and Alpha Xi Lambda, undergraduate

and graduate chapters, respectively, located in Toledo, Ohio. Shortly afterward, Alpha Kappa Omega was granted permission by the Bowling Green State University administration and Interfraternity Council to affiliate with Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. The men of Alpha Kappa Omega then participated in a rigorous and concentrated pledge program that ended with the initiation ceremonies and a banquet, May 5, 1959. The banquet was held in the Pheasant Room of the University Union. Guest speaker of the evening was Brother Stenson E. Broaddus, MidWestern Vice-President of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. Brother E. G a r f i e l d Weathers served as Master of Ceremonies and Brother Wayman Palmer, President of the Toledo Graduate Chapter, presented a gavel, to be engraved, for the new chapter. Guests that attended included: Dr. Ralph W. McDonald, President of Bowling Green State University; Wallace W. Taylor, Dean of Men; Ray Marvin, Interfraternity Council President; and Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Jackson, the new chapter's head residents.

G A M M A BETA INITIATE Shown here is Willard Chambers, a recent initiate in Gamma Beta Chapter at North Carolina College, Durham, N.C. Chambers, a junior at NCC, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Chambers, Route 3, Box 76, Mount Gilead, N.C.

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Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Daytona Beach, Florida, sponsored its annua Ifamily picnic at Silver Springs, Florida. Shown above are many of the Alphas, their families and friends who enjoyed swimming, games, riding the famed glass bottom boats and food galore Brother John T. Stocking, Sr., was the Chairman of Alpha Family Day and Brother Richard V. Moore is Chapter President.

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tablishing at least one undergraduate were initiated. We are grateful to chapter in our colleges here. A Foun- Brothers Toppin and Bacote and Broders' Day program, a Scholarship af- thers of Epsilon Rho Lambda. fair, "Go to High School, Go to Since the birth of Epsilon Zeta College" campaign, and Chapter AnniChapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternversary are other events in the making. MONROVIA, LIBERIA — Nineity, Inc. (seat at Fayetteville State We expect to have at least one deleteen hundred and fifty nine will go gate at the Cincinnati Convention this Teachers College, Fayetteville, North down in history as an unusual year for year. Carolina) we have attempted to prohappenings in Liberia, West Africa. Listen for other news from Eta Ep- mote the general welfare by providing Many history - making events took silon Lambda, the first chapter in "Gift Baskets" at Christmas time to place, events that will long be remem- African soil in the oldest republic in foster brotherhood by serving as hosts bered by future historians, e v e n t s Africa, the Republic of Liberia. for the North Carolina Regional Unwhich will serve as guide posts for all dergraduate Convention, to encourage W. M. Holcomb, people of Africa. One of the most sigAlternate Editor to the Sphinx scholarship by contributing to the J. nificant of these was the uniting and W. Seabrook Scholarship Fund, and to setting up of Eta Epsilon Lambda participate in religious activities by chapter in Monrovia. sponsoring Lenten and Sunday School Alpha Spreads Wings services on campus. Also in an effort In addition to the official chapter Continued from page 11 to observe Founders Day we held a setting-up affair being both gay and Burrell, Clarence McLaurin and Dave ceremony commemorating the Foundcolorful, it was a very impressive one Bluford. ers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, with eighteen out of the twenty Alpha Upon the opening of school in Sepmen in the country present. Brother tember, 1958, seven of the men re- Inc., and by way of observing National David N. Howell, who had been desig- turned with determination. Those of Education for Citizenship Week the nated by General President Paige to us who remained united our forces and Brothers worshipped with B r o t h e r officiate, and Brother I. C. Steady, the continued to work toward the day Thomas at the Haymount Presbyterian oldest Alpha man in West Africa, when we would become Sphinxmen. Church. shared the honor of setting up the first Dr. Toppin was still working with us. Before the closing of this school Alpha Phi Alpha chapter in Africa, the The tasks were not all easy and time year each of us would like to take this home of the silent Sphinx. Truly this seemed to move very slowly, but the opportunity to thank the entire adminwas an historic occasion. day finally came. Our Sphinx Club istration, faculty, staff, and students of Fortunately for us in the early days was organized. J. F. Cummings rethe College for the interest they have of organization we were favored with mained president, Aaron Knight vice shown. We also owe thanks to all of visits from Brothers Hollis Price of president. Luther McKeithan and Euthe sororities and fraternities on camLeMoyne College and O'Hara Lanier gene Hunter continued as secretary of the Phelps Stokes Fund. Most re- and treasurer. Boyd, Bullock and Mc- pus. We are especially grateful to Miss cently Brother Frederick Patterson, Daniel worked as committeemen. Mr. L. J. Taylor, Miss Lena Means and Director of The Phelps-Stokes Fund, Bacote joined with Dr. Toppin, and an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. We are was guest of the chapter at one of its Alpha Chapter at F.S.T.C. looked also especially appreciative to Brothregular meetings. promising. ers Bacote and Toppin for their priceThe immediate plans of Eta Epsilon Probation was begun in November less service. Finally Epsilon Zeta for the rest of the year call for the and on November 18, 1959, the seven wishes to congratulate the young ladies investigation of the possibilities of es- men whose names are mentioned above of Phi Beta Lambda.

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Tentative Program . . .

FORTY-FIFTH GENERAL CONVENTION Cincinnati, Ohio December 2 6 - 3 0 PRE-CONVENTION Saturday, December 26, 1959 11:00 A . M . REGISTRATION GENERAL C O N V E N T I O N

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Delta Gamma Lambda Chapter, President Midwestern District Response: Presentation of General President Music 10:00 A . M . Introduction of Speaker Keynote Address 10:30 A . M . Presentation of Jewels, General Officers and Committee Chairmen-Brother Myles A . Paige, General President Appointment of Convention Committees and O f f i c e r s — Brother Myles A . Paige, General President Report of C o m m i t t e e on Rules and Credentials Announcements — Brother John W . Fleming, General Convention Chairman 11:00 A . M . Memorial Services Fraternal H y m n — L e d by Brother H. Hannibal Hull 11:30 A . M . Adjournment 12:00 Noon C O N V E N T I O N L U N C H E O N Roof Garden Presiding—Brother Mlyles A . Paige, General President Invocation—Brother 'Richard T. S. Brown 12:10 P.M. Introduction of Undergraduate Speaker Undergraduate A d d r e s s Musical Selection 12:30 P.M. Introduction of Jewel George Kelley Fraternal Address: Jewel George B. Kelliley 1:00 P.M. Alpha Hymn Announcements 1:15 P.M. Adjournment Convention Picture 1:45 P.M. SECOND BUSINESS SESSION Roof Garden Presiding—Brother Myles A . Paige, General President Invocation—Brother Richard T. S. Brown 2:00 P.M. General President's Address 2:30 P.M. Reports of Regional Vice Presidents and Assistants Western—Brother Edward H . Ballard Western Assistant—Brother George B. Walker Southwestern—Brother T. Winston Cole Southwestern Assistant—Brother Edward L. Haney Southern—Brother James E. Huger Southern Assistant—Brother Leslie H. Mclver Eastern—Brother Charles A . Broaddus Eastern Assistant—Brother Harold L. Carter Midwestern—Brother Stenson E. Broaddus Midwestern Assistant—Brother W a l t e r W . Morrison 3:00 P.M. Reports of General Officers General Secretary—Brother Laurence T. Young General Treasurer—Brother Meredith G . Ferguson Editor The Sphinx—Brother W . Barton Beatty Director of Education—Brother Lionel H. Newsom General Counsel—Brother Ernest N. Morial Historian—Brother Charles H. Wesley Auditor—Brother W . D. Hawkins, Jr. Budget (Preliminary Report)—Brother Kermit J . Hall 3:30 P.M. Report of Committees Standards and Extension—Brother Aaron Brown

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Human Relations—Brother Frank L. Stanley Building Foundation and Undergraduate Housing—Brother William A . Alexander Committee on General Secretary Constitution 5:00 P.M. Adjournment 10:00 P.M. F O R M A L D A N C E — G u e s t of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Topper Ballroom Tuesday, December 29, 1959 8:00 A . M . REGISTRATION Roof Garden 9:00 A . M . THIRD BUSINESS SESSION Roof Garden Presiding—Brother Mlyles A . Paige, General President Invocation—Brother Richard T. S. Brown 9:10 A . M . Report of Committee on Re-Organization Announcments 11:00 A . M . Adjournment 12:00 Noon J O I N T UNDERGRADUATE LUNCHEON W I T H A L P H A KAPPA A L P H A SORORITY (Not included in registration) Roof Garden Presiding—Mrs. Eugene Long Invocation Music Panel Discussion—Moderator, Brother Aaron Brown 2:0 P.M. Adjournment 3:30 P.M. FOURTH BUSINESS SESSION Roof Garden Presiding—Brother Mlyles A . Paige, General President Invocation Report of Committee on Reorganization (continued) Report of Election Commission Nomination of Officers Announcements 5:00 P.M. Adjournment 5:10 P.M. Committee Meetings 10:00 P.M. CABARET D A N C E Roof Garden Wednesday, December 30, 1959 9:00 A . M . FIFTH BUSINESS SESSION Roof Garden Presiding—Brother Myles A . Paige, General President Invocation

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GROUP LIFE INSURANCE FOR ALPHA PHI ALPHA By Brother Ernest N. Mortal, General Counsel

Fraternity, Inc., may enroll without a medical examination.

NEW ORLEANS, LA. — The Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation was organized as an Illinois non-profit corporation for the purpose of aiding the members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., in acquiring chapter houses and in the advancement of their education, research, civic and cultural development. The elected officers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., that comprise the Executive Council of the Fraternity plus six additional members of the Fraternity selected by the Executive Council make up the membership of the Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation, Inc.

Waiver of premiums Premium payments are waived, if, while insured under the proposed plan you become and remain totally and permanently disabled. During such disability, the amount of insurance coverage will continue without cost to the insured. However, the insured will be required to submit evidence of continued disability from time to time. Death Benefit The insured names his beneficiary who receives a lump payment upon due proof of the death of the insured from any cause.

During the past several years the Foundation has studied several means of raising funds for the purpose of financing chapter houses. As a result of these studies, the Foundation decided that a Group Life Insurance Program for the members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., would enable the Foundation to receive and use for its tax exempt purposes any net amount of dividend or experience refund received from the insurance carrier. This idea was referred to the 44th General Convention, which authorized and empowered the Executive Council to study and explore the feasibility of a group life insurance program for Alpha Phi Alpha and report to the 45th General Convention. In keeping with the mandate of the 44th General Convention the Executive Council prepared specifications for a group life insurance program for Alpha Phi Alpha and submitted the specifications to more than thirty (30) leading life insurance companies. The proposed plan will offer to members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., insurance coverage on terms and at rates sufficiently attractive in comparison with non-group-insurance coverage.

Conversion privileges Members, upon attaining the maximum age under the plan may convert their insurance. The insured may choose any type of individual policy then being issued by the insurance carrier. The premium cost to the insured will be based upon the class of risk at the time of conversion. Termination All insurance under the Proposed Plan ceases at the termination of active membership in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. If a sufficient number of Brothers participate in the plan it will be possible for the Foundation to promote the purposes for which it was established,

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Rutgers Graduate Banking Degree Changes Program DURHAM, N. C. — I. O. Funderburg, cashier of the 51 year old Mechanics and Farmers Bank, recently became the first Negro in U.S. history to complete the graduate course in Commercial Banking at the Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — The spring probation of Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Florida A & M University was conducted in a very different manner this year.

The graduate program is sponsored jointly by Rutgers University and the influential American Bankers Association. The Mechanics and Farmers Bank last year had resources close to $8 million. In addition to its main office and a branch in Durham, the bank operates a Raleigh office also. A native of Monticello, Ga., and a graduate o f Morehouse College, Brother Funderburg has been cashier of the bank since 1952. He was promoted from an assistantship in 1951 after starting as a teller in 1948. His banking career followed one year's graduate study at the University of Michigan. John H. Wheeler, Mechanics and Farmers' president said, "The directors, officers and patrons of Mechanics and Farmers Bank are proud to congratulate Mr. Funderburg on his achievement of this unusual distinction."

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sory Council of the local T. A. Grady Community Center and treasurer of the Durham Division, Boy Scouts of America. He is an active member of the St. Joseph A.M.E. Church and the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Along with several other recreation leaders, the banking executive is slated to receive a 1959 plaque from the City of Durham for his contributions to the local recreation program during the year.

Fast moving Beta Nu is striving for a place in the orbit. In keeping with this changing time of "Satelites and Spacemen" changes were made. Traditionally probation activities were centered around public display with probates providing entertainment for spectators. The change emphasized some type of help to the community. Instead of directing all energies in Hazing, these energies have been directed toward helping people in need. Beta Nu materialized this idea by painting the house of an elderly lady in the Tallahassee community. At the beginning of "Know your Greek Week" the sphinxmen of Beta Nu presented a cultural program for the entire FAMU student body. The program was a panel discussion of "The Role of a Fraternity in our Changing Society," emphasizing the intellectual, social and religious roles that fraternities should assume now or must assume in the near future if they are to maintain their position in our Continued on page 27

Wheeler pointed out that Brother Funderburg's graduate degree comes from the "only university of its kind in the United States and one that exercises such a high degree of selectivity that only outstanding graduates of accredited colleges and universities are admitted for study. Candidates must also be active officers of the bank and they must have passed their 30th birthday." Brother Funderburg received his diploma at the 23rd annual banking school commencement rites on June 19 in New Brunswick, N. J. Active in many areas of the civic and religious life of Durham, Brother Funderburg is also a former commander of the Weaver McLean Post of the American Legion. In addition he is an army veteran of World War II, chairman of the Recreation AdviOCTOBER, 1959

SPHINXMEN PAINT HOUSE IN FLORIDA C O M M U N I T Y Sphinxman with Mrs. Jessie Young (left to right) Lawrence Thompson, Roosevelt Holloman, William Larkins and Alvin Fridie. Not shown: Clarence Childs, Albert Brooks and John Seals. Painted House in Background.

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A Plan A n d A Program For A n A l p h a Phi A l p h a Housing Fund By Brother Sidney A. Jones Jr. CHICAGO, ILL.—This is to present a quick and sure way to raise a substantial fund for undergraduate fraternity housing. There has been much said and written on this subject during the last twenty-five years. It was not until 1954 when the Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation, Inc., was organized that we did something concrete on the subject. From each grand tax $1.25 was allocated to the building foundation. It is a separate corporation, the members of which are the Executive Council and six other persons elected by the Executive Council. The members then elect nine directors and the directors elect the officers. The General Secretary, General Treasurer, and General Counsel are by the constitution of the Foundation, the Secretary, Treasurer and Counsel of the Building Foundation, and they also are directors. Five thousand grand taxes annually would provide $6,250 per year for the six years the foundation has been in existence, which means $37,500 should have been allocated to the building foundation. If we consider the average number of grand taxes paid per year as 6,000, this would provide $7,500 a year for the building foundation, and the total amount would have been increased accordingly. There is a crying need for undergraduate housing and we simply do not have the money to meet this need. There is also need for additional income to extend the general program of Alpha Phi Alpha. I, therefore, recommend the increase of all grand taxes immediately by $2.50 per year. The additional $2.50 to be allocated exclusively to the building foundation. On the basis of 6,000 financial brothers, we would have $15,000 annually for the building foundation. This would enable us to purchase outright one house every year, at appropriate places, and in a few years we would have a housing program worthy of respect. If the brothers are unwilling to pay this increased assessment, they should not cry for help from the national organization. Houses can only be obPAGE 18

tained by paying for them. When one of our sister organizations has embarked on a campaign to raise a $500,000 fund, it seems that this program above enumerated is very modest indeed. The delegates to the Cincinnati Convention in December will have an opportunity to vote on this question. It is hoped that it receives favorable response so that we can embark on a genuine housing program. This increased grand tax would mean that the undergraduates would be paying only $10.00 per year to the national organization, and the graduate brothers would be paying only $12.50. I do not believe this increase would cause any brother to become unfinancial who otherwise would be financial. Embarking on such an extensive housing program does, of course, raise many serious issues and problems. Those of us who are familiar with the various failures of fraternity houses in several places know something of the pitfalls. A fraternity house normally must have a paid house mother as well as a paid maid and janitor. There

should also be a cook and kitchen helper if a dining room is maintained. The operation of a house is really big business and must be conducted in a thoroughly businesslike manner. It requires constant daily care and upkeep. Undergraduates in some houses have proved to be irresponsible, careless and undependable. They have frequently permitted the house to run down, let bills accumulate and remain unpaid, and the occupants themselves have frequently adopted a policy of non-payment of rent. The question also is presented as to whether or not the dormitories on the various campuses afford better and more adequate living accommodations and are more conducive to study than are fraternity houses. Likewise, are dormitories cheaper than fraternity houses? Before a fraternity house is purchased or erected, there must be some definite provision for mature graduate management and supervision. The Continued on next page

U. N. C. F. WORKERS Brother SIDNEY A. JONES, JR., Master of Ceremonies; MRS. CLAIRE L. MclNTYRE, president of the Chicago Inter-Alumni Council of the UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND and Brother WALTER W A S H I N G T O N , President of Utica Junior College, Utica, Mississippi, and President of the National Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund, at the Annual Banquet given by the Chicago Inter-Alumni Council on June 10, 1959, at the Palmer House.

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Alpha Phi Alpha Faces Future by Brother William H. Hale ATLANTA, GA.—In his celebrated "House divided against itself" speech of 1858, Lincoln said "If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it." This famous epigram admirably summarizes the matter of goals or objectives for our Fraternity's future, for without some sense of purpose, some knowledge of where we want to go we will find ourselves in the sorry plight of the gentleman who mounted his horse and "rode off in all directions." With such a knowledge or blueprint, our good intelligence can show us the way.

and by assisting in opening the opportunities for advancement. True freedom derives from power-giving knowledge. When Robert Maynard Hutchins said "Education may not save the world but it is the only hope we have," he was putting into modern language a truism voiced by the Galileean nearly 2000 years ago, "Thou shalt know the truth and the truth will make you free."

A Plan and A Program Continued from page 18 brothers and pledgees living in the house must be made to pay their bills promptly and in advance without a single deviation, because when one brother is permitted to get behind in his rent it encourages others to do likewise. This sympathetic consideration in permitting a brother to get behind has been the downfall of many a fraternity house. It would seem that the most desirContinued on page 20

What we need we already have—the principles as laid down by our founders. Now America 1959 is not the same America as the one our Jewels saw in 1907 any more than the America of 1959 is the America of 1787. But our founders, like the architects of the American constitution, planned not for their times alone, but for posterity. Accordingly, the ideas set in motion by the Cornell seven have rich meaning for us today just as our 172 year old Federal Constitution remains little altered in its basic form despite the passing years. Those early Alphas addressed themselves to the solution of two seemingly universal human needs: The need for fellowship and the need to advance oneself and ultimately the group. Out of this intellectual climate of unrest, Alpha was born and continues to live, for though the nature of the specific needs has changed over the past half century, the basic cravings of the human spirit for fellowship with its kind and for self-improvement still remain. To say that our big purpose is the building of a close association of men sincerely dedicated to reason and intellect as means of setting the world aright, is also to say that our big opportunity and challenge is in the area of offsetting the cultural deprivation of our people. Our efforts must be directed toward broadening the base of their knowledge by inspiring them, by giving them new conceptions of themselves and of what they might become OCTOBER, 1959

Brother William H. Hale, national advisor for the United Negro College Fund pre-alumni (College students) group, chats with Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Morehouse College President and National President of the U. N. C. F. The occasion was the thirteenth annual conference of the U. N, C. F., held on the campus of Bennett College in Greensboro, N. C. For the past eleven years Brother Hale has served as professor of Sociology and Chairman of the Department of Social Science of Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia.

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able first step in connection with a house would omit the kitchen and dining room facilities because this is one of the biggest problems in the operation of a house. It requires skilled help, large expenditures for food, much work in preparing food, washing dishes, etc., and since most schools now have reasonably priced cafeterias which serve fresh, tasty, wholesome and well-balanced meals, it would seem that dining room and kitchen facilities would be unnecessary as a general rule. The house should, of course, provide a living room area large enough for social affairs and parties, and normally should connect up with a dining room. Kitchen facilities and equipment should also be available for special occasions even though it might not be operated regularly. The basement should contain a recreation room and storage facilities. The floors above the first floor should contain suitable and desirable sleeping quarters, and bath facilities adequate for the number of brothers to be housed.

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The serious question is how can the General Organization with the General Secretary located in Chicago, buy and successfully operate a fraternity house outside of Chicago, say in Ohio or Michigan, or in one of the eastern states, or in the south or southwest, or in California? It is absolute folly to purchase a house or make a grant to a local chapter unless there can be adequate graduate supervision, management and control. The undergraduate membership is too changeable and temporary. A good house man one year may leave and no suitable person be available to follow. Frequently an undergraduate leaves with all the records and accounts and no one knows the status of anything. In spite of the foregoing question marks and warning signals, I still feel that houses can be successfully established and maintained in appropriate places if carefully planned and provided for, and if the problems suggested in the foregoing are carefully considered and solved in each particular instance. I certainly think it is worthy of trial and for that reason I favor the raising of $15,000 each year, through increasing the grand tax by $2.50, said increase to be allocated exclusively to the Building Foundation, Inc.

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UNDERGRADUATE IN ATTENDENCE AT EASTERN CONVENTION The 1959 Eastern Regional Convention was held at the Pick-Roosevelt Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pa. May 29, 30 and 31, with Alpha Omicron Lambda the host chapter.

The keynote address was delivered by Brother William Hale, Atlanta, Ga., and the banquet speaker was Brother Sidney A . Jones, Jr., Chicago, Illinois.

The theme of the convention was '1959 RE-EVALUATION TIME." The convention was presided over by The Eastern Vice President Brother Charles A. Broaddus, and Brother Charles M. Angell, president of the

130 Brothers registered for the convention. Brother Aaron Brown presided over a workshop on the Re-evaluation of Alpha Phi Alpha's program.

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EXCERPTS FROM AN OHIO NEWS LETTER EDUCATION A N D SCHOLAR- Hardy spoke on the responsibilities of SHIP COMMITTEE: the intellectuals and pointed out the Brothers, the Delta Alpha Lambda importance of early training. Chapter has lifted the prestige of AlEntertainment was provided by the pha Phi Alpha in the Cleveland area Higbee Orchestra, under the direction 100%. Those of you who missed the of Mr. Piccietti. The affair was well Scholarship Recognition banquet at received by the Board of Education, the Frat House June 18, missed the Parents, Teachers and High School most spectacular affair in DAL's his- Principals. Messages of appreciation tory. and congratulations are on the bulleOver 150 Brothers and guests were tin board in the Frat House. The Edufeted with a ham dinner and inspired cation Committee is to be congratuby a message delivered to them by lated for their splendid program and Dr. Dewitt Hardy, Dean of Academic those brothers who were patrons Services of Fenn College. Dean should be extremely proud to have

GENERAL PRESIDENT JOINS DELEGATES FOR CONVENTION PICTURE

OCTOBER, 1959

helped make this program so much of a success. WORKSHOP: On Saturday, July 18, a workshop discussion will be held at the Frat House. The three topics to be discussed, in separate groups are: (1) Housing (2) Budget (3) Program. The purpose of this Workshop is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas which will lay a foundation for the program of the coming year. FollowContinued on page 25

General President Myles Paige joins Vice-President James Huger giving leadership to the 1959 Southern Regional Convention held Savannah, Ga.

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JL TWENTY-FIVE YEAR CERTIFICATES Raleigh, North Carolina—Phi Lambda Brothers receive Twenty-Five Year Membership Certificates from Brother Noah C. Bennett (standing extreme right), Regional Director for North Carolina. Standing to receive his certificate is Brother Reginald L. Lynch, St. Augustine's College, who was initiated into Beta Chapter in 1908. Other recipients,

seated from left to right are Brothers R. H. Toole, J. A. Mann, H. L. Trigg, J . W . Eaton, G. F. Newell, J. R. Dungee, W. C. Davenport. Chapter members standing are: first row, Brothers Milford Taylor, Caswell Carter, M. H. Crockert, R. E. Ball, M. G. Batey, George Exum; second row, Brothers J. L. Copeland, E. B. Hicks, R. W . McDowell, G. W . Laws, H. R. Alexander, and J . Sansom.

The Importance of Graduate-Undergraduate Relations to the Life of Alpha Phi Alpha By Brother Richard Arrington Advisor Gamma Kappa at Miles College BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Much of what is said here will not be new to most of us in Alpha. It is likely that many of us have participated in discussions on this subject, and perhaps much of what is said may prove to be repetitious. Yet I believe this a problem that Alpha must solve and one that all brothers are concerned with. The question of Graduate-Undergraduate relations — usually referred to sadly as the Graduate vs Undergraduate problem is by no means a new one. In fact it may be one of Alpha's oldest problems. It has been discussed in many conventions and has been referred to many times here in meetings of Omicron Lambda Chapter. No solution has been found to adequately solve this problem and it is probable that it may never be solved. But nothing is clearer than if Alpha is to continue to do effective work in our rapidly changing society, Graduate and Undergraduate brothers must unite closer in the bonds of Alpha Phi Alpha. The undergraduate program must be strengthened and maintained, for here truly lies the lifeline of Alpha. As adviser to an undergraduate chapter I have become increasingly aware of the need for PAGE 22

better graduate-undergraduate relations. What are some of the problems related to this subject and what can the graduate brother do to aid in solving them? Let me state first of all that I do not propose to have a total solution to any of these problems but I do hope that mentioning them here will turn our minds to thoughts of solutions. I have listed the following points—these are by no means all of the problems. I. Graduate brothers must help undergraduate chapters organ-

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ize and promote a strong recruiting program. I realize that there are many who do not believe in such programs but I have never been one to be illusioned by such thoughts. Whereas there is no desire to beg good men into Alpha there is a great need to acquaint them in some fashion with Alpha and its achievements. There is a need to manifest to outstanding male students Alpha's interest in men of their type. We must realize that there are many Negro freshmen who have little or Continued on page 25

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ZETA O M I C R O N LAMBDA'S "1959 M A N OF THE YEAR" Brother Kermit J. Hall receives a Silver cup for being elected the "1959 Man of the Year.' Giant Alpha Brothers paying tribute to our man of the year are: Left to Right—Brothers O. Wilson Winters, National Parliamentarian, W . Barton Beatty, Jr., Editor-in-Chief "The Sphinx," and United Negro College Fund, Campaign Director. The guest speaker; "Man of the Year," Kermit J . Hall, Chairman of the National Budget Committee; Robert E. Moose, President and William E. Griffin, Chairman of many committees of the Chapter.

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FRATERNITY FUN

BROTHER O. WILSON WINTERS

Vacation Vacuities

try one more place. "Anything will do," he said to the clerk. "I can let you have a cot in the ballroom," replied the clerk, "but there is a lady in the opposite corner, and if you don't make any noise, and check out early tomorrow morning, she'll be none the wiser." "Fine," said the tired man, and into the ballroom he went. Five minutes later he came running out to the clerk. "Say," he cried, "that woman in there is dead." "I know it," was the answer, "but how did you find out?"

Hello out there! I mean all over Alphadom wherever Alpha men can be found, especially outside continenIt is reported that there was a magtal United States. Hi ye! Brothers of nificent banquet held in Washington, Eta Epsilon Lambda, Alpha's youngest D.C., at one of the swankiest hotels, Chapter located at Monrovia, Liberia. and in their most ornate banquet room. A vacuity, in my son's Webster's Several hundred people were present New Collegiate Dictionary, means, "an to hear the famous guest speaker, a empty space, a void, hollowness; a senator, prominently mentioned as a vacuous or inane thing, unfilled, depresidential candidate. The toastmasvoid of serious occupation, idle." A ter, one of Alpha's most gifted orators, vacation is a scheduled period of susa bon vivant, a sparkling raconteur pended work; a respite, an intermiswas making his final repartee. He sion or rest. Vacation Vacuities means said, "This has been a wonderful octhe nothingness I sought this summer casion, one destined to live long in our but did not find. memory. We have been enchanted by However, a purveyor of fun must the sophistry of our speaker, the sarscout around and add to his anthology torial brilliance of our men and the of humor. So while strolling aimlessly beauty of our charming ladies. Let us along the highways and seashores this repair to our homes suffused with the summer we gathered some nuggets of exhilaration this night has given us, wit and some drift wood of satire. but please be careful, be alert, avoid accidents, even though statistics say Nuggets that 9 5 % of us are accidental." — " O , Intcrro—"How did you like that constancy, thou are a jewel, and Belswanky new motel?" ford Lawson is thy name." Gation—"We didn't stay there; they Infor—"I'm perfectly happy. I have a refused us a room." wonderful home, a good job, and Interro—"Why?" the finest wife in the country." Gation—"We made the mistake of driving out there in a taxi without Mation—"Who wouldn't be h a p p y with his wife in the country?" any baggage." Mrs. Jones was sitting in the breakfast nook shelling peas when she heard a knock at the door. Thinking it was her young son, she called "Here I am, darling." Silence. Then a deep voice boomed, "This is not the regular milk man, ma'am." The seashore resort was crowded with people; hotel rooms were at a premium and the traveller decided to OCTOBER, 1959

She was a believer in progressive education and employed it freely with her class of precocious but "across the railroad track" children. One of the children complained that a large rat had invaded the cloakroom and made off with his lunch which on that particular day was pork chops. Thinking to divert his mind off his loss she asked him to spell "pork chops" and "rat," and make a sentence using

the words. He said, "p-o-k-e, poke, c-h-o-p-s, chops, r-a-t, rat." "I am hungry and I want some poke chops rat now." * * * A Los Angeles couple had a hard time finding a baby sitter for their 6 months old twins (reports Bennet Cerf in one of his stories). They finally settled for a 12 year old daughter of a neighbor. On the evening of the babysitting the anxious mother had this parting instruction for her new employe. "Here," she said, "is the formula for the boy and here is the one for the girl. If you have the slightest trouble, phone me at this number." The baby sitter called at nine. "I've got the formulas all ready," she reported. "But why did you phone me?" asked the mother. There as a brief silence; then the baby sitter asked weakly, "Please, Mrs. Jones, which baby is the boy?" * * * Have you heard about the new method of artificial respiration, mouth-tomouth breathing? Much has been written about the many remarkable rescues. It is positively wonderful and endorsed by the Red Cross. During vacation time I had several opportunities to use it to good effect. On several occasions, seeing pretty girls apparently unconscious, the mouth-to-mouth breathing technique was used and they came to life immediately—and so did I. Try it sometime. But watch out for an occasional face slapping. *

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wonderful—the trouble started later— when we were leaving the church. * * * I told my wife to make out an application so I could join the AAA Auto Club. She left off one A and I found myself in Alcoholics Anonymous. * * * The bride can keep her engagement ring pretty by cleaning it in dishwater every day. * * * The best way to avoid obesity is by the exercise provided in pushing away from the table—after the first serving. * * * Love at first sight may get you in trouble. The first time he met his wife's mother she fell in love with him and said, "I want you to marry my daughter." * * * The pen may be mightier than the sword but it isn't mightier than the shotgun or there wouldn't be such effective shotgun weddings. * * * Where do mothers learn those things they tell their daughters not to do? * * * A co-ed with brains goes to the head of the professor's class; but a co-ed with class goes to the head of the professor. * * * A psychologist reported recently that there are no important differences between men and women. We wonder what he considers "important"? * * * Little girls count on their fingers. Big girls count on their legs. * * * A little girl came home from church and announced: "The flowers were pretty, there was a good crowd and the music was nice—but the commercial was too long." * * * When a boy is born, friends ask, "How is the mother?" When he gets married, they say, "Wasn't the bride lovely?" And when he dies, they say, "How much did he leave her?" * * * Women can keep a secret just as well as men, but it generally takes more of them to do it. * * * Atta—"What impressed you m o s t PAGE 24

Brother Ernie Martin, the general chairman, congratulates Brother Dulte Ellington.

about vacations?" Boy—"Everybody in America has two ambitions—to own his own home and to own two cars so he can get away from it." * * * Post Mortem The worms crawl in and they crawl out, They eat you up and spit you out Their friends come in and their friends too And there's nothing left when they are through. Alpha Bettes! We had a fine time on our vacation; wish you were HER. —O. Wilson Winters

PAY YOUR GRAND TAX NOW! Be a Financial Brother

Southern West Virginia Treated BLUEFIELD, W. VA. — Alpha Zeta Lambda presented Brother Duke Ellington. He and His Orchestra entertained a full house in the Bluefield Auditorium. A social evening with a music treat that will long be remembered. For miles around, as far as Charleston to the West and Roanoke to the East—Alpha brothers, friends, the general public enjoyed a concert and dance that only our Duke and his trumpeters, his drummers, his vocalists, his orchestra could stage. The Alpha wives, undergraduate brothers from Beta Theta, and Brothers from adjourning areas united and assisted Alpha Zeta Lambda that brought 1600 music lovers together to enjoy a rare evening in the city where nature conditions the air and rations the rain to prevent interference with an evening seldom privileged to peoples in these mountains. The first part of the evening was given to a concert and the latter to dancing. The soloists including the drummer, the vocalists, THE DUKE, the ensemble, all delighted the audience. THE SPHINX


Relations of Graduate and Undergraduate Continued from page 22 no knowledge of fraternity life prior to coming to college and need to be acquainted with Greek life in some fashion. I sincerely believe this to be a part of Alpha's job—a job it should not neglect. This does not call for any great financial expense but it does demand some of the graduate's brother time. One can readily see how impressive it would be to have outstanding graduate brothers attend recruiting affairs of local undergraduate chapters. These brothers c o u l d be pointed out as Alpha men of achievement and would increase the guest's desire to become affiliated with Alpha. This program may require more work on integrated campuses where many white fraternities are beginning to invite Negroes as members. However, with a well-planned program, Alpha would be equal to the task. II. Graduate brothers must realize that campus life may have changed greatly since their undergraduate days and be ready to adjust to present day situations. III. Graduate brothers must realize that there can never in the true

sense of the word be graduate chapters in Alpha. Just as a man's loyalty remains with his alma mater, so must it remain with his undergraduate chapter. It is high time we lessened the emphasis on graduate and undergraduate brothers and simply be brothers. IV. Graduate chapters should hold an annual graduate-undergraduate smoker with the local undergraduate chapter as guest. A second and similar affair with a well-planned program would also be effective. Let me say in closing that I'm fully aware of the responsibilities of the undergraduate brother—of the part he must play in solving this problem, of his deteriorating scholarship, and his egocentric delusions. But as graduate brothers let us do our parts. In short we must be willing to give the undergraduate brother more of our time. Let us forever bear in mind that the future of Alpha rests with the undergraduate brother.

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MEN OF ALPHA Brothers of Eta Beta Lambda, Wichita, Kansas, observing the 50th anniversary of the NAACP, present an initial check on a life membership to Brother Franklin Williams, regional director of the NAACP, Western D,vlsion

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Excerpts From News Letters Continued from page 21 ing the discussion there will be a "Beer and Hot-dog Social." (Bring your Frau!) Here is your chance to voice those well thought out ideas which can be of so much use to the Fraternity. ALPHA WIVES: Following a brief business meeting June 25, 1959, the Alpha wives entertained their husbands in the gala decorated Alpha Garden with games and a picnic-styled luncheon. This affair was greatly enjoyed by all who attended. Hostesses for this gala occasion were: Alvernice Blandon, Ruth Evans, Odessa Glray, Ethel Carrington, Marilyn Vance and Georgette Wood. They are to be commended for a job well done. All wives are reminded of the Ebony Fashion Show, sponsored by the wives. Call President Irene Henderson for information. You are reminded also of the assessment for the September dance. You don't want to miss either of these affairs. RECREATION COMMITTEE: The annual inter-fraternal Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, June 28th. We are proud to announce that the Alpha team of Brothers Ted Mason, Stephen Howe, Monroe Salvant and Griffin Allen won the team trophy. This trophy was donated by Schenley Distilleries and is to be Continued on page 27

PRESENT CHECK They are left to right, seated, Brothers Reverend H H Brookins Chester I. Lewis, Franklin Williams and Wendell Looney, with Brothers' J . McCray, Benj. H. Brown, J. B. Bragg, Charles Edwards J W Johnson

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C^le ecuon tl JsnHormation tli The Sphinx Magaiine submited full biographical information concerning the candidates nominated for the office of General President

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General Convention held during December, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pa. Members of the Sphin, staff have succeeded in putting together items of importance regarding each candidate with the hope that the Brotherhood will vote early for the candidate of their choice. The ballots are to be ma.led to each financial Brother from the General Secretary's office on September 15, 195? with instructions for the returning of the ballots not later than November 26, 1959. It is your obligation to exercise your right in helping to elect the next General President of Alpha Phi Alpha

Attorney from 1939-1946, engaging in many cases against some of the biggest corporation in the country, and successfully representing the United States Government in the trial of cases in the U.S. District Court, and also on appeal to the higher courts. In 1947, he successfully handled a case for the dining car employees' union against Fred Harvey, and the Santa Fe Railway Company, in which case he collected $500,000 in back wages for the dining car employees under the Federal Wage and Hour Law.

BROTHER SIDNEY A. JONES, JR.

Birthplace

Born in Sandersville, Georgia, July 2nd, 1909; now resides in Chicago, Illinois at 6611 Ingleside Avenue, with law offices at 100 North LaSalle Street. Education

Elementary training, Sandersville, Georgia; high school—Atlanta University; A.B. degree. Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia. While in college he played end on the football team; Varsity debater; president Student YMCA; and editor of student newspaper, "THE SCROLL"; Received degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence from Northwestern University Law School, Evanston, Illinois, 1931—where he was elected to the honorary legal fraternity "ORDER OF THE COIF." Family

Married to the former Roma Lawson, retired school teacher; three children: Roma Eunice, graduate of Fisk University 1957, Phi Beta Kappa; Laurel Winifred, attending University of Illinois; Sidney III, high school student. Profession Lawyer in Chicago since 1931; former member of legal staff of the U.S. Department of Labor, which he served as Senior

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In 1953, he was trial attorney for Dr. Arthur G. Falls in the case brought by the Village of Western Springs, Illinois, to take the land of Dr. Falls' for a park and thereby prevent his living in the village because of his race. He won this case and made it possible for the first Negro family to live in this formerly all-white Village on the outskirts of Chicago. He is an authority on Constitutional and Labor Law, and has contributed many articles to legal periodicals, including the National Bar Journal, on such subjects as Restrictive Covenants, Jim Crow Transportation, Right to Vote, and others. The contentions made by him in these articles were later declared to be the law by the United States Supreme Court. He played an active part in the courts in the fight to outlaw restrictive covenants, and has handled many cases involving civil rights. He served as Alderman of the 6th Ward in Chicago from 1955-1959. As Alderman he initiated a vast program of conservation for his community. He was successful in getting a large appropriation through the City Council to carry out a conservation program in his ward. He secured three municipal parking lots and many play-lots during his term in office. He sponsored an Ordinance which was successful in eliminating race designation on traffic tickets and traffic court cases, and was responsible for an Ordinance by the Chicago Park District which requires all contractors on Park District work to hire without discrimination. He secured a new police station in his ward, and the installation of new street lights throughout the entire ward.

Fraternity Activities Sidney A. Jones was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Atlanta University in 1926; attended all but three General Conventions since his graduation from Law School in 1931; was co-counsel with Brother Belford V. Lawson in the famous dining car case involving Elmer Henderson, which was won in the United States Supreme Court. The case was financed by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and resulted in the elimination of segregation practiced against Negroes in dining cars. He has served on many committees, including Chairman of the Constitution Committee—at present, chairman of the Committee on General Secretary; member of Committee on Reorganization. He assisted in establishing the office of General Secretary; served from 1933-39 as Midwestern Vice President; served as Acting General Secretary from August 1957 to June 1958; was named "ALPHA MAN OF THE YEAR" for 1958 at the 44th General Convention, meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; was keynote speaker at the Convention. He is a LIFE MEMBER of Alpha Phi Alpha, holding Card No. 18; he is an active member of XI LAMBDA CHAPTER in Chicago; as nominated f< r General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the 1958 Philadelphia Convention. Community Activities President, Woodlawn Chicago Bojs Club; Trustee of Coppin A. M. E. M;monal Church for 25 years; past-presiden', Cook County Bar Association; Board Member of Chicago Urban League; member o ' BoirH of Directors of Joint Negro Appeal; Pastpresident of Parkway Community House; member of Chicago Bar Association, Chicago Law Institute, and National Bar Association; Life member N.A.A.C.P.; Life Member of Northwestern University Alumni Association; member of Oriental Lodge, M. W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Illinois.

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Election Information

BROTHER WILLIAM H. HALE

Birthplace Krebs, Oklahoma and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Education

Elementary and high school training, McAlester, Oklahoma; B.S. degree, Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma; M.A. degree, The University of Wisconsin; Ph.D. degree, the University of Chicago. Family Married to the former Larzette Golden. Ph.D., C.P.A. Profession Special Assistant to the late Brother Charles S. Johnson, Fisk University, Department of Social Sciences; Acting Registrar, Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma; Dean-Registrar and Administrative Dean, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida; visiting professor of Social Science, State Teachers College, Montgomery, Alabama, Hampton Institute, and Atlanta University. Since 1948, Professor of Sociology and Chairman of the Department of Social Science, Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia. (a) Extra-curricular activities at Clark College: Chairman of the Committee on Fraternities and Sororities, Member of the Academic Council, Organizer and Chairman of the Campus United Negro College Fund Campaign. (b) Professional Activities: Member of Association for Higher Education; American Sociological Society; and American Teachers Association. Recently elected National Advisor to the Pre-Alumni Association of the National Alumni Council-United Negro College Fund. (c) Scholarly Production "The Negro Lawyer and His Clients;" Pamphlet, They Also Serve (Story of 5 Atlanta Businesses), and numerous Book reviews.

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Fraternity Activities Initiated into Beta Kappa Chapter in 1937 and has remained financial for the full 21 years. Pioneered in the setting up of a chapter at the University of Wisconsin. He was instrumental in reactivating Beta Delta Lambda Chapter, Daytona Beach, Florida, serving as its President from 19441946. He served five terms as President of Eta Lambda Chapter, Atlanta, Georgia, during which time the Alpha-Bettes (Woman's auxiliary) Organization was formed, citizenship schools were activated, the Chapter began purchase of a life membership in the NAACP, plans for a fraternity house were developed. He is serving also as treasurer of the Atlanta Pan Hellenic Council. From 1954 to 1957, served as National Director of the Office of Educational Activities of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Community Activities

Former member of Board of Directors of the Atlanta Branch NAACP and Branch Director of Youth Activities; member Board of Directors of the Atlanta Association for Mental Health; Member of Board of Stewards of Warren Memorial M e t h o d i s t Church: Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Interracial Work Camp. Honors Cited by Ebony magazine in the article "Oxford of the South" as one of the outstanding leaders in the field of higher education; member of Alpha Kappa Delta, Honorary Sociological Fraternity; named by Beta Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity as "Man of the Year" for 1953. Winner of the nationally televised program, "The Big Pay-Off," Grand prize, a trip to Europe and a mink coat for Mrs. Hale, August 12, 1955.

Excerpts From News Letters Continued from page 25 played for each year. We are equally proud to announce that Brother Charles Vance was given a prize for high score and Brother Ted Mason was runner-up for low score honors. DON'T FORGET THE PICNIC! JULY 12!!! SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: We have been through a terrific year, terrific because of the great program we had, its variety and large participation by brothers, the spirit of Alpha has increased in Cleveland due to the fine program we've had. I think it fitting and proper to encourage each brother to plan NOW to be active next year, keeping it in mind that the more men who take part lightens the finan-

cial burden. It's my sincere wish that every Alpha man can enjoy Alpha life next year. CONGRATULATIONS Brother Melvin Robards â&#x20AC;&#x201D; District Manager, Mammoth Ins. Co. in their new office. Brother E. C. Collins elected President, Mid-Western Region, Kentucky State Alum. (Pres.) Brother Oscar Ritchie, University of Vermont summer teaching assignment. ALPHA QUOTES "Some people's expenditure of speech is too great for their income of ideas."

Alpha Spreads Wings Continued from page 13 The proper support for state or regional directors (the cabinet of the Southern Vice President), the recognition of regional directors by the General Convention and the Sphinx, and the advisability that all chapters, undergraduate and graduate be allowed the services of these regional directors. These facts will be again submitted to the General Convention and the proper committees. The need, we feel, is within the current operation and reawakening of Alpha spiritâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a reclamation and reconstruction of Alpha programming at the grass roots.

Beta Nu Chapter Continued from page 17 American Society. At the end of the week with the painting project completed and seven former sphinxmen now Alpha men, all brothers of Beta Nu took the lead in an all Greek Ball. This has really been a banner year for Beta Nu in proving to FAMU that Alpha Phi Alpha is first of all, servants of all, we shall transcend all. The officers elect of Beta Nu for the coming 1959-60 school year are Brothers Richard Mashburn, president; Buford Gibson, vice president; John Gilliard, Dean of Pledgees! Roosevelt Holloman, asst. Dean of Pledgees; Wilkie D. Ferguson, Recording Secretary; William Larkins, Corresponding Secretary; Willie Bryant, Treasurer; Alvin Fridie, Associate Editor to the Sphinx. PAGE 27


CHAPTER DIRECTORY UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS: (Continued from Inside Front Cover) 78.

S A M M A - N U — A u s t i n G. Wells, Box #274 Penn. State University, State College, Pennsylvania. 7?. GAMMA-XI—John C. Lewis, 846 77th Street, Los Angeles, California. 80. G A M M A OMICRON—Charlie Williams, Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee. 81. GAMMA-PI—Edward E. Robinson Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina. 82. G A M M A - R H O — C a r l E. Smith, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. 83. G A M M A - S I G M A — D e l b e r t LeCompte, Delaware State College, c / o Miss H. R. Williams, Dover. Delaware. 84. G A M M A - T A U — H e r b e r t E. Johnson, 363 East Shaw H a l l , Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan. 85. 84. 87.

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GAMMA-UPSILON—Richard A. Evans Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi. GAMMA-PHI—Talmadge Foster, P.O. Box # 4 8 1 , Tuskegee Institute, A l a b a m a . G A M M A - C H I — A n d r e d 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 C o l lege, 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.

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DELTA-ETA—Louis Hill-Pratt, Savannah State College, Savannah, Georgia. DELTA-THETA—Joe J . Cramer, Texas Southern University, Houston 4, Texas. 97. DELTA-IOTA—(Inactive) New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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DELTA-KAPPA—Theodore Casey, Alcorn A . and M. College, Lorman, Mississippi. 99. DELTA-MU—William T. Ridgeway 812 Matthewson, Wichita, Kansas. 100. DELTA-NU—Ernest Brown, Maryland State College Princess Anne, Maryland. 300. DELTA-XI—Monroe Freeman, Jr., 115 Hughes Hall, Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio. 301. DELTA-OMICRON — G e o r g e R. Walker, #34 Homewood Terrace, San Francisco 12, California.. 302. 303. 304. 305. 306. 307.

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, G r a m b l i n g , Louisiana. DELTA-TAU—George J . Hatten, St. Paul's C o l lege, 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.

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DELTA-CHI—Van W . Lewis 36 Hopkinson Avenue, Brooklyn 33, New York.

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DELTA-PSI—Reid Anderson, Florida N. and M. College, St. Augustine, Florida.

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EPSILON-ALPHA—Merele Dixon, 69 Port rence Apartments, Toledo, Ohio.

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EPSILON-DELTA-Dr. Oscar W . Ritchie, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. EPSILON-EPSILON - C u r t i s s LeBlanc 204 N. West Street, Stillwater, Oklahoma. EPSILON-ZETA-Dr. Edgar A. Toppin, Fayettey^lle State Teachers' College, Fayettevill North Carolina.

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BETA-BETA—Michael Thompson, Street. Omaha, Nebraska.

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BETA-GAMMA—Floyd L. Gravitt, Box #1108 Virginia State College, Petersburg, Virginia. BETA-DELTA—Reid E. Jackson, State College Orangeburg, South Carolina.

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EPSILON-BETA—Clarence D. Johnson, 2494 South Lily Avenue, Fresno 6, California. E P S I L O N - G A M M A - L e e Morris Walton, Bishop College, Marshall, Texas.

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BETA-ZETA—AlDert A . Greenlee, State Teacher's College, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. BETA-ETA—John S. Holmes, 209 East Walnut Carbondale. Illinois. BETA-THETA—Sylvester Rudder Bluefield State College, Bluefield, West Virginia. BETA-IOTA—Lawrence Hauser, Teachers' College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. BETA-KAPPA—Eddie D. McGary, Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma. BETA-MU—Marion Black, Jr., Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Kentucky. BETA-NU—Edward Thornton, Florida A and M Universitv. Tallahassee, Florida. BETA-Xj^lames Hawes, Jr., 347 Walker Avenue, Memphis 6, Tennessee.

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BETA-OMICRON— i. Edward Smith, Jr., Box # 9 3 Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee.

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BETA-PI—Arthur Bowles, Lane College, Jackson Tennessee.

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BETA-RHO—Johnnie E. Burke, Shaw University Raleigh, North Carolina. BETA-SIGMA—William W . Mackey, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. BETA-TAU—(Inactive) New Orleans, Louisiana. BETA-UPSILON—Samuel B. Dickerson, Alabama State College, Montgomery, Alabama. BETA-PHI—Cornelius W . Merrick, Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana. BETA-CHI—Jerry J. Easter, Philander Smith College Sox # 2 ? , Little R ock, Arkansas. BETA-PSI—(Inactive) PorMand, Oregon. GAMMA-ALPHA—Frankie McDonald, Texas College, Tyler, Texas.

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GAMMA-BETA—Roamless Hudson. North Carolina State College. Durham, North Carolina. G A M M A - G A M M A — C h a r l e s Hart, Box 123 Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina. 70. GAMMA-DELTA—James d e m o n s , A. M. and N College, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. 71. GAMMA-EPSILON—James E. H i l l , 255 Mills Street. Madison, Wisconsin. 72. GAMMA-ZETA—Crawford Atwater, Ft. Valley State College, Ft. Valley, Georgia. 73. GAMMA-ETA — C a r l S. Works, S. Cottage Grove, R. 100, Bloomington, Indiana. 74. G A M MA-TH ETA—John E. Moore, 1331 Swisher 75. G A M M A - I O T A — A v o n McDaniel, P.O. Box # 6 3 , Hampton lnsti!ute, Hampton, Virginia. 76. GAMMA-KAPPA—Richard Arrington, 5309 Avenue H, Fairfield, Alabama. 77. G A M M A - M U — Bernard Anderson, Livingston College, Salisbury, North Carolina. (Continued on Inside Back Cover) 69.

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Brother Frankio Dee, Schenley Distillers, p r e sents a t r o o h y t o Brother J . S. C h a n d l e r , Muskog e e , O k l a h o m a . The t r o p h y was a s e c o n d prize a w a r d w o n b y Dr. C h a n d l e r d u r i n g t h e G o l f T o u r n a m e n t held a t t h e 13th S o u t h w e s t e r n Reg i o n a l C o n v m t l o n o f A l p h a Phi A l p h a Fraternity, Dallas Texas, 1959.

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ALPHA-LAMBDA—Clarence W. Pruitt Court, Louisville, Kentucky. BETA-LAMBDA—Beltron L. Orme, 815 Washington Boulevard, Kansas City I Kansas. GAMMA-LAMBDA—Barton W. Morris 293 Eliot Detroit, Michigan. DELTA-LAMBDA—Clifton R. Jones, 2504 Longwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland. EPSILON-LAMBDA—Clifford J. Shannon, 5161 Ashland Avenue, St. Louis 15. Missouri. ZETA LAMBDA—Daniel Jordan, 2808 Parrish Avenue, Newport News, Virginia. ETA LAMBDA—William H. Hale, 1209 Fountain Drive, Atlanta, Georgia. THETA-LAMBDA—Samuel B. Kidd, 942 No Upland Avenue, Dayton 7, Ohio. IOTA-LAMBDA—John W. Moore, 2916 Paris Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. KAPPA LAMBDA—Charles A. Grant, 504 Beech Street, Greensboro, North Carolina. MU LAMBDA—William H. Smith Jr 605 Irving Street N.W., Washington, D.C. NU LAMBDA—Walker H. Quarles, Jr., Virginia State College, Petersburg, Virginia. XI LAMBDA—Harold D. Langrum 5225 Greenwood Avenue, Chicago 15 Illinois. O M I C R O N LAMBDA—C. A. Howse, 1000 4th Street, North, Birmingham 4, Alabama. PI LAMBDA—Lloyd H. Myers 1514 West 21st Street, Little Rock, Arkansas. RHO LAMBDA—J. Mason Davis, 22 Monticello Street, Buffalo, New York. SIGMA LAMBDA—Henry Thomas, Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana. 3538 Virgil TAU LAMBDA—Isaac H. Miller, 1717 Windovei Drive, Nashville 8, Tennessee. UPSILON LAMBDA—Ralph B. Stewart, 109 E Union Street, Jacksonville, Florida. PHI LAMBDA—Joseph B. Christmas, 719 S. Bloodworth Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. C H I LAMBDA—Thomas E. Kelly, Box #132 Wilberforce, Ohio. PSI LAMBDA—B. T. Scruggs, 1103 Queens Drive, Chattanooga. Tennessee. ALPHA ALPHA LAMBDA—Arthur C. Williams, 158 Lincoln Street, Montclair, New Jersey. ALPHA BETA LAMBDA—Carl I. Lynam, 407 N. Upper Street, Lexington, Kentucky. ALPHA G A M M A LAMBDA—James E. Cook, Jr., 2160 Madison Avenue, New York 37, New York. ALPHA DELTA LAMBDA—A. B. Owens Jr., 598 Williams Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. ALPHA EPSILON LAMBDA—Dr. R. W. Harmon Jr., P.O. Box #492, Yazoo City, Mississippi. ALPHA ZETA LAMBDA—Joseph I. Turner, Bluefield State College, Bluefield, West Virginia. ALPHA ETA LAMBDA—A. C. Herald, Jr., 3506 Wentworth, Houston 4 Texas. ALPHA THETA LAMBDA—Chester C. Sutton, 1011 N. Ohio Street, Atlantic City, New Jersey. ALPHA IOTA LAMBDA—E. R. Armstead, Institute, West Virginia.

132. ALPHA KAPPA LAMBDA—William C. Thomas, 729 Staunton Avenue, N.W., Roanoke, West Virginia. 133. ALPHA MU LAMBDA—A. B. Coleman 223 Somerset Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee. 134. ALPHA NU LAMBDA—Benjamin H. Crutcher, P.O. Box # 2 1 , Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. 135. ALPHA XI LAMBDA—Wayman D. Palmer, S68 Oakwood Avenue, Toledo 2, Ohio. 136. ALPHA O M I C R O N LAMBDA—Wilbur C. Douglass, 412 Bakewell Building, Pittsburgh 19, Pennsylvania. 137. ALPHA PI LAMBDA—James O. Ellis 1500 E. 1st Street, Winston Salem, North Carolina. 138. ALPHA RHO LAMBDA—Paul T. Venable, 272 Miami Avenue, Columbus 3 Ohio. 139. ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA—L. G. Foster, J r , 2508 Park Row, Dallas 15, Texas. 140. ALPHA TAU LAMBDA—Tollie W. Harris, 326 N. Greenwood Street, Tulsa 20, Oklahoma. 141. ALPHA UPSILON LAMBDA—W. H. Coston, Alabama State College, Montgomery I, Alabama. 142. ALPHA PHI LAMBDA—Theodore R. Green, Norfolk Community Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia. 143. ALPHA CHI LAMBDA—Tracy E. Williams, I I I East Hale Street, Augusta, Georgia. 144. ALPHA PSI LAMBDA—J. O. Jackson, 1300 Heidt Street. Apt. D, Columbia, South Carolina. 145. BETA ALPHA LAMBDA- -John H. Wheaton 19 Gates Avenue Montclair, New Jersey. 146. BETA BETA LAMBDA—Charles L. Williams, 1200 N.W. 6th Avenue, Miami 36, Florida. 147. BETA G A M M A LAMBDA—M, Ralph Page^ttO North 1st Street, Richmond, Virginia. 143. BTA DELTA LAMBDA—Ernest C. Cook, Bethune Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida. BETA EPSILON LAMBDA—L. G. Ashley, P.O. Box #247, Boley, Oklahoma. 150. BETA ZETA LAMBDA—Dr. C. . Taylor, 605 E. Dunklin, Jefferson City, Missouri. 151. BETA ETA LAMBDA—Hugh W . Sharp, 1508 N.E. 15th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 152. BETA THETA LAMBDA—H. G. Dawson, J r , C-2 MnSja! Drive Durham, North Carolina. 153. BETA IOTA LAMBDA—Lewis Lombard, J r , Southern Branch P.O., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 154. BETA KAPPA LAMBDA—James B. Coaxum, 322 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina.

from page 32) 155. BETA MU LAMBDA: L. E. Anderson, P.O. Box #862, Salisbury, North Carolina. 156. BETA NU LAMBDA—H. W . Norris, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina. 157. BETA XI LAMBDA—W. T. Bryant, 2741 Franklin Street, Omaha, Nebraska. 153. BETA OMICRON LAMBDA—Curtis A. Woodward, 1250 Hercules Street, Mobile, Alabama 159. BETA PI LAMBDA—George A. Poyer, 2 First Street, Albany, New York. 160. BETA RHO LAMBDA^Iames E. Smith, 962 West Federal Street, Youngstown I, Ohio. 161. BETA SIGMA LAMBDA—William A. Jones, 115 Cottage Grove Road, Bloomfield, Connecticut. 162. BETA TAU LAMBDA—Clyde R. Broadus, 2200 Evans Avenue, Fort Worth 4, Texas. 163. BETA UPSILON LAMBDA—V. J. Gilmore, 400 Laconte Street, Jackson, Tennessee. 164. BETA PHI LAMBDA—James Fisher, 520 West Henry Street, Savannah, Georgia. 165, BETA CHI LAMBDA—Harry M. Hodges. 808 Fondulac Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma. 166. BETA PSI LAMBDA—Oscar V. Little, 5835 Ernest Avenue, Los Angeles, California. 147. G A M M A ALPHA LAMBDA, A. R. Ware, Jr., 401 N. Augusta Street, Staunton Virginia. 168. G A M M A BETA LAMBDA—Arnold W. Wright, Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Kentucky. 169. G A M M A G A M M A LAMBDA—Luke Chatman P.O. Box i r l 3 l l , Greenville, South Carolina. 170. G A M M A DELTA LAMBDA—Martin K. Austin 1213 S. Fayette Street, Beckley, West Virginia. 171 G A M M A EPSILON LAMBDA—Jacob H. Bronaugh, 1216 Broad Street, Hopkinsville, Kentucky. 172.

G A M M A ZETA LAMBDA—Richard F. Pride, 2907 26th Street, Tampa, Florida. 173. G A M M A ETA LAMBDA—John B. Murphy, 1308 E. 12th Street, Austin, Texas. 174. G A M M A THETA LAMBDA—Charles L. Simms, 522 N. Clayton Street, Wilmington, Delaware. 175. G A M M A IOTA LAMBDA—Thomas E. Mason 302 Clifton Place, Brooklyn 16, New York. 176. G A M M A KAPPA LAMBDA—B. T. Washington, 306 N. 6th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina. 177. G A M M A MU LAMBDA—Samuel E. Russell, Box 214, Florida A. and M. University, Tallahassee, Florida. 178. G A M M A NU LAMBDA—Allen F. Thornhill, 719 Johnson Street, Lynchburg, Virginia. 179. G A M M A XI L A M B D A S . T. Wardlaw, 4300 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis 9, Minnesota. 180. G A M M A OMICRON LAMBDA—Ben C. Hampton, Albany State College, Albany, Georgia. 181. G A M M A PI LAMBDA—James L. Sweatt, 2723 Avenue P, Galveston, Texas. 182. G A M M A RHO LAMBDA—Clarence L. Benford, 2205 Madison Street, Gary, Indiana. 183. G A M M A SIGMA LAMBDA—R. N. Thompson, Fort Valley State College, Fort Valley, Georgia. 184. G A M M A TAU LAMBDA—T. L. Ingham, 106 John Street, Orange, Texas. 185. G A M M A EPSILON LAMBDA—Dr. I. J. Lamothe, J r , I I I 1-2 W. Houston Avenue, Marshall, Texas. 186. G A M M A PHI LAMBDA—James P. Joshua, 445 62nd Street, Oakland, California. 187. G A M M A CHI LAMBDA—Charles H. Kelly, 55 San Jose Street, Sharp Park, California. 188. G A M M A PSI LAMBDA—E. L. Fair, 32 Grail Street, Asheville, North Carolina. 18?. DELTA ALPHA LAMBDA—Henry C. Crawford, 10708 Hampden Avenue, Cleveland 8, Ohio. 190. DELTA BETA LAMBDA—Judson H. Furlow, 102 W. County Street, Phoebus, Virginia. 191. DELTA G A M M A LAMBDA—John R. Oueen, 232 Hearne Avenue, Cincinnatti 29, Ohio. 192. DELTA DELTA LAMBDA—R. L. Smith, 431 N. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida. 193. DELTA EPSILON LAMBDA—Harold W. Thomas, 1731 Gaty Avenue, East St. Louis, Illinois. 194. DELTA ZETA LAMBDA—R. L. Hurst, S. C. State College, Orangeburg, South Carolina. 195. DELTA ETA LAMBDA—Vance J. Williams, 3901 East 6th Street, Topeka, Kansas. 196. DELTA THETA LAMBDA—Aaron L. Smith, 519 Pearl Street, Huntsville, Alabama. 197. DELTA IOTA LAMBDA—Lorenio Rudolph Manns, 646 3rd Avenue, Columbus, Georgia. 198. DELTA KAPPA LAMBDA—Clyde L. Reese, 308 N. Sanborn Street, Florence, South Carolina. 199. DELTA MU LAMBDA—Harold G. Logan, 15 Grenada Place, Montclair, New Jersey. 200. DELTA NU LAMBDA—L. Wilson York, 341 Ross Street, Danville, Virginia. 201. GENERAL ORGANIZATION (material mailed to National Headquarters Individually) 202. DELTA XI LAMBDA— Herndon G. Harrison, 808 Wooden Boulevard, Orlando, Florida. 203. DELTA O M I C R O N LAMBDA—Dr. James D. Singletary, Maryland State College, Princess Anne, Maryland. 204. DELTA PI LAMBDA—Andrew J. Durgan, 1417 Tremont Street, Selma, Alabama. 205. DELTA RHO LAMBDA—U. J. Andrews, P.O. Drawer #1598, San Antonio, Texas. 206. DELTA SIGMA LAMBDA—Oliver E. Jackson, A. M. and N. College, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. 207. DELTA TAU DELTA—Joe Island, 726 S. 3rd Street, Phoenix. Ariiona. 208. DELTA UPSILON LAMBDA—James C. Leary, 1956 Weinstock Street, Shreveport, Louisiana.

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DELTA PHI LAMBDA—Harold A. Buchanan Sr 3323 17th Street, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. DELTA CHI LAMBDA—Peter C. Murell, 809 W North Avenue, Milwaukee 6, Wisconsin. Williams Street, Denver, Colorado DELTA PSI LAMBDA—Charles i. Minor, 2300 EPSILON ALPHA LAMBDA—W. K. Kinnebrew, 1511 N. Palace, Tyler, Texas. EPSILON BETA LAMBDA—W. S. Hutchings, 536 New Street, Macon, Georgia EPSILON G A M M A LAMBDA—Frank W. Morris II Wayne Street, Boston 21, Massachusetts. EPSILON DELTA LAMBDA-James O. Hopson Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. EPSILON-EPSILON-LAMBDA —Henry L Burke, P.O #62, Paul Quinn College, Waco, Texa EPSILON ETA LAMBDA-Harry C. Ward 203 N Morris Street, Portland 12, Oregon. EPSILON ETA LAMBDA—Clyde C. Currin 409 E. 13th Street, Caruthersville, Missouri EPSILON THETA LAMBDA-Winton T. Williams North Shore, Pembroke E , Bermuda, B.W.I EPSILON IOTA LAMBDA-Lloyd Sykes, P.O. #52, Capron, Virginia. EPSILON 1f'-,^ A LAMBDA—Ulysses G. Mathis, P.O. Box #324, Grambling, Louisiana. EPSILON MU LAMBDA—Leroy Anderson, 1301 t. Fisher Street, Pensacola, Florida. f i £ I L 2 £ ? U "-AMBDA-John F. Bailey, Jr., 1604 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, Virginia. EPSILON XI LAMBDA-B. H. Cooper P O Box 1000, Clarksdale, Mississippi. EPSILON O M I C R O N LAMBDA-Thomas M. Law St. Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Virginia. EPSILON PI LAMBDA-William E. Jackson IS N. Chestnut Street, Ocala, Florida. EPSILON RHO L A M B D A - W . Edward Murphy P.O. Box #1098, Fayetteville, North Carolina. EPSILON SIGMA LAMBDA—Willie T. Ellis 903 Bradley Avenue, Tarboro, North Carolina. ' EPSILON TAU LAMBDA-Harold Mazyck Box 2137, Prairie View A and M College, Prairie View, Texas.

EPSILON UPSILON LAMBDA-William A. TipP?;. '«'» s ° V m o u r S t r o e t ' F l i n t '• Michigan. EPSILON PHI LAMBDA—Burton G. West 900 Dunbar Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas. 232. EPSILON CHI LAMBDA, Edward N. Smith, Mate leachers College, Elizabeth City North Carolina. 233. EPSILON PSI LAMBDA-Harman D. Freeman 436 Douglass Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 234. £ E T , A A L P H A LAMBDA-Charles B. Morton 405 N.W. 21st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 235. ^ETA BETA LAMBDA—Booker T. Hogan J437 33th Avenue, Sacramento, California. 236. ZETA G A M M A LAMBDA—Richard D Jone P.O. Box #297, Langston, Oklahoma ZETA DELTA LAMBDA-Alonzo P. Moss, 816 S Yellow Spring Street, Springfield, Ohio ?o E w ! i S I L 9 , N LAMBDA-Richard L. Johnson, 58 W. Westside Avenue, Red Bank, New Jersey ZETA ZETA LAMBDA—Emmerson F. Ashby 20 Powell Street, Freeport, L . I , New York ZETA ETA LAMBDA—W. G. Keyes, 1504 Beaufort Street, New Bern, North Carolina 241 ? I , T A . T H E T A LAMBDA-Richard B. Woodward 1212 N. 17th Street. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ' 242. ZETA IOTA LAMBDA-William D. Clark 210 Somerset Street, Trenton, New Jersey ZETA KAPPA LAMBDA—Lewis A. Ja James, 1146 W. 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. ZETA MU LAMBDA—Dr. Gilbert R. Mason 742 Nixon Street, Apt. J, Biloxi, Mississippi ZETA NU LAMBDA—Wastry G. Home 157 Leland Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey 246. ZETA XI LAMBDA—Robert L. Barrett, 1808 Foster Street, Evanston, Illinois. ZETA O M I C R O N LAMBDA—Charles G Scott 5243 Race Street, Philadelphia 39, Pennsylvania.' ZETA PI LAMBDA—Jerry Crowder, 1631 30th Avenue, Seattle 22, Washington ZETA RHO LAMBDA-Courtney P. Houston 12 McKee Road, Route # 1 , Dover, Delaware 250. ZETA SIGMA LAMBDA—Payton C. Cook 248 N 29th Street, San Diego, California. 251. ZETA TAU LAMBDA—Clarence W . Miller BI3 N. Ada ms Street, Amanita Texas 252. m ^ V T " - 0 ^ L A M c B D A ^ ° h n E - Chambers, 253. 1013 College Street, South Boston, Virginia ZETA PHI LAMBDA-William Decker Clarke Rockland Road, South Norwalk, Connecticut ' ? l x I A r i C H I L A M B D A — B r i n g i e r H. Barker, 701 19th Street, Franklinton, Louisiana 255 ZETA PSI LAMBDA—Warren Combre 409 Louisiana Avenue, Lake Charles, Louisiana 256. ETA ALPHA LAMBDA-Charles H. Wilson Jr -armel Street, New Haven, Connecticut. 257. ETA BETA LAMBDA—Armand M. Robinson, 2009 N. Estelle, Wichita 14, Kansas. ETA G A M M A LAMBDA—David Pipkin 119 12th Street. Lafayette, Louisiana. 259. ETA DELTA LAMBDA—Oris V. Gary, P.O. Box #457, Monroe, Louisiana 260. ETA EPSILON LAMBDA —David H. Howell YMCA of Liberia, Broad Street, Crown Hill. Monrovia, Liberia. 261. ETA ZETA LAMBDA-Nelson C. Jackson I6S Clinton Avenue, New Rochelle, New York



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