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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, I n c . DIRECTORY FOR THE YEAR 1960-61 General

President:

MYLES

A . PAIGE,

1294 Carroll

St., Brooklyn

N e w York

G e n e r a l President-Elect: W I L L I A M H . H A L E , Lanqston University, Lanqston, O k l a h o m a Eastern Vice President: A L F R E D C . FENTRESS, 9 5 6 Marshall A v e n u e , Norfolk, Virginia W e s t e r n Vice President: E D W A R D H . B A L L A R D , 1124 S .St. A n d r e w ' , Place Los Angeles. California Southwestern Vice Oklahoma

Pre.ident:WAYNE

C. CHANDLER,

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Midwestern Vice '™*"\:STZNSOH E. B R O A D D U S , Box N o . 2 5 1 , H a r r o d C r e e k , Kentucky Southern Vice President: W A L T E R W A S H I N G T O N , Utica C o l l e g e , Utica Mississipp G e n e r a 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 , I N n o s G e n e r a Treasurer: M E R E D I T H g F E R G U S O N . 3 5 4 4th Avenue N o r t h Nashville, Tennessee G e n e r a Counsel: W I L L I A M H . B R O W N , I I I C o m . Trust Building, 15th Floor, l o S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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STANDARDS

BUDGET C O M M i n E E : Kermit J . H a l l , 5000 W o o d l a n d Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

C O N S T I T U T I O N C O M M I T T E E : John D. Buclcner, 4 2 4 6 W . N . M a r k e t Street, St. Louis, Missouri

A U D I T C O M M I T T E E : W . D. Hawkins, Jr., Fisk University, Nashville 8, Tennessee.

REORGANIZATION COMMITTEE: Raymond W Cannon, N o . 7 2 7 Palace Building, M i n n e a polis, Minnesota.

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.

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A a r o n Brown, 1468 President Street, N e w York.

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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 W a s h i n g t o n A v e . , St. Louis, M i s souri.

I960 CHAPTER DIRECTORY 500 501

INTERMEDIATE CHAPTERS-

M L M H A w E I A 3 7 C . h 1 r l e s Woodyard, Prill.rman Hall West Virginia State College, Institute, west Virginia ALPHA ETA—Osborne Shannon, 5859A Terrv Avenue. St. I ouis 21, Missouri

O M I C R O N LAMBDA ALPHA-Elmer L. Green 8ox 333, Howard Univ., Washington D C O M I C R O N LAMBDA BETA-(inactiv.) Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

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ALPHA—Dr. G . Alex Calvin. 401 W Stat. Street, Ithaca, N.Y. BETA—James Collins, 1623 Varnum Street N W Washington, D. C . GAMMA—Thomas Crawford, Virginia Union University, Richmond 20, Virginia DELTA—Charles M. Russell. 705A Thompson St. Austin 2, Texas EPSILON—Milton G . Tarver, 236 Cooky House East Quad., Ann Arbor, Mich. ZET A—Inactive ETA—Floyd Posby, 116-18 W . 144th St. New York N.Y. Apt. 20 THETA—Thomas J. Burrell, 715? S. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois IOTA—Haiel L. Moore. Morris Brown College Atlanta 14. Georgia KAPPA—Kenneth Bland, 1090 Leona Avenue Columbus 3, Ohio. MU—Arthur C. Hill. 450 Carroll Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. N U — H o w a r d Kent. Box 333, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania XI—Milton D. Williams. Wilberforce University Wilberforce. Ohio OMICRON—Robert P. Smith, 3046 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. PI—James L. Sweeney, 3218 E. 121st St. Cleveland, Ohio RHO—R. Allan Durrant, 40 W . Upsal Street Phila., Pa. SIGMA—Herman Hemingway, 72 Hutchings St. Dorchester, Mass. TAU—Clarence J . Crooks Jr.. 1? Taft House, MRH. Champaign, Illinois UPSILON—George G . Buford, 1014 Mississippi Street, Lawrence, Kansas PHI—John R. Browne, 6 Church Street Athens Ohio C H I - C h a r l e s E. Watson. 1222 Jefferson Street Nashville, Tennessee

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Jack" BETA-PI—Fr.ddi. Simpson, Lane ColUS*' son, T.nnessee . gniv., " 40. BETA RHO—Johnnie E. Burke, 5na* • igh, N.C. cuthem u "' BETA S I G M A - W m . W . Mack.y. Sou'" varsity, Baton Rouge, La. i, 42. BETA TAU-lnactive, New Orleans, s- w „ < 43. BtlA-UPolLON—Melvin L. Marshall. State College, Mon.gomery, Alaban™ d \lt«44. BETA PHI-Cornelius W . Merrick, DUia New Orleans, La. , .. phil<>"de 45. B ETA.CHI Frederick M. Harris. Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas 44. BETA-PSI—(Inactive) London, £n<3'ana G>i 47. G A M M A A L P H A - F r a n k i . McDonald, Stat' lege, Tyler, Texas N.C G A M M A BETA— Roamless Hudson r College, Durham, N.C. tin yfi G A M M A - G A M M A — A . Pinckney Allen 4091. sity, Columbia, South Carolina Bo« Willie F. Griffin 70. GAMMA-DELTA A M S N College, Pine Bluff, Arkansas % Mill' G A M M A EPSILON—James E. " " ' • Street, Madison, Wisconsin , t Val|e> GAMMA-ZETA—David Thrasher, r 72 H Mi In State College, Fort Valley, Georgia GAMMA-ETA—Roger W . Perry. diana University, Bloomington. ina' o h i o G A M M A . T H E T A - d n a c t i v e J Dayton. Hairip G A M M A IOTA—Avon McDaniel, »°« ton Institute, Hampton, Va. .. colle« GAMMA-KAPPA—Bruce Payne. Miie Birmingham 8, Alabama . living" G A M M A - M U — James F. Morrison Jr. Salisbury, North Jfc 78. College. ;AMM 0 A-N"u-lIhmae'r R. . Carolina Johi ;f"'p„Pen „„'syl«"iIp 77th Street Sheldon Park, Natronka Heights. G A M M A XI—John C. Lewis, 846 c. vill, Los Angeles, California Ford. Kno< 80. G A M M A - O M I C R O N — Preston ColCollege, Knoxville, Tennessee ....diet G A M M A P i - E d d i e E. Robinson, »<"• lege, Columbia, S.C. . d u e Um» G A M M A R H O - C a r l E. Smith, ruru / - _ _ „ . « De1 i 83. sity, Lafayette, Indiana G A M M A S I G M A - D e l b e r t LeComP". College, Dover, Delaware , carton GAMMA-TAU—David Wynn, I75"r K lage. East Lansing 2, Michigan Tou9° G A M M A - U P ^ I L O N - W i l l i a m R.cha <lson. loo College, Tougaloo, MISSISSIPP' fl| Tus«e GAMMA-PHI—Jewel Williams, Box gee, Institute. Alabama 216 h mM . . , r t n G A M M A C H I - A n d r e w V. Stevenson,^^,,!,, ner Hall, Kansas State Teachers, Kansas , . . „ St. Au*"s 87. G A M M A PSI—Raymond I. Hunley, tine College, Raleigh, N.C. riaflin c Thomas Gaither, ^ 90. DELTA.ALPHA lege, Orangeburg, South Carolina e.coo» DELTA GAMMA—Posey BETA-Samuel A. Williams, Hay. Bet Aman * M Colleqe, Normal, Alabama College. Daytona Beach, rla. ilaban H . Jackson. 02. DELTA n n n ^ DELTA-Walter A . . . A . VA/;ii;.mS. JrState College, Albany, Georgia , b e c k.A |ba»» G . Woodbec 93. DELTA-EPSILON-Ronaid K Purdy Street, Buffalo 8. New YY °n Georgian 94. D E L T A - Z E T A — ( I n a c t i v e ) Savannah, w „ 0 , W95. DELTA-ETA-Rlchard Fitzgerald ?•"•-•„ ., 1405 Rockerfeller St., Waycross Geor« 3 g,n> 96. D E L T A - T H E T A — W i l l a r d D. McCleary, Street, Houston 4, Texas . . . _ JerseV . ^ 97. D E L T A - I O T A — ( I n a c t v e ) Trenton. New A »r" 98. DELTA K A P P A — T h e o d o r e Casey, *>ic fthe"' College, Lorman, Mississippi SI2 Ma 99. DELTA MU—Wm J . Ridgeway ColW' son, Wichita, Kansas 100. DELTA NU—Ernest Brown Md. State Princess Anne, Maryland _ u d |l Ce«' 300. DELTA-XI-Charles " t L i . - A i — v ^ n a r i e s W.lkins. w i i K i n s , 103 i « - Paqe^n Ahio .« 59.

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tral State College, Wilberforce, " n l i^onte'" DELTA-OMICRON—Rick Nelson, 231 Street, Jan Francisco, California Westm1" DELTA-PI-Robert E. Barksdale. 5 5 " ster Avenue. Philadelphia 31, Pennsyl"" Myr tl». DELTA-RHO—Robert E. Williams, W* Kansas City .Missouri , , Sram''1 DELTA SIGMA—Leroy J . Sanford, College, Grambllng, La. . ,,, Co»e^ ' DELTA-TAU-Kenneth Wr.ght, St. Pa"1 ' Lawrenceville, Virginia ridden ^ DELTA-UPSILON Leon Simmons, O g ° Miami University, Oxford, Ohio , „ 7I 4 ' 1 Box »h„, I Williams. »°»„ 0 | M i " r • I.irkson tate Colleae, Jackson A»e" DELTA CHI—Van W . Lewis, 36 Hop!" I C°l Brooklyn, New York DELTA-PSI—Sam W . Lewis. Florida Norm leae. St. Auqustine, Florida . . . John"" '-""is0" EPSILON. ALPHA—Eiekiel Smith. 813 Av.nue ToLdo. Ohio . „„ 2494 s ' EPSILON BETA—Clarence D. Johnson ColLily Avenue, Fresno, Calif. EPSILON-GAMMA—Lee M. Walton. BishoP leae. Marshall, Texas , . . , . „ . Rt- l, EPSILON-DELTA - Clarence W Mho". rJo. Box 59. Kent. O h . . EPSILON-EPSILON—A. A. Davis p. O . B°* 4 ' l . r tillwater, Oklahoma EPSILON-ZETA—Eugene R. Hunter. State Teachers' College, Fayetteville Carolina H.< EPSILON-ETA-Perry Jones, 184 Pierce r» E.M.U.. Ypsilantl, Michigan f EPSILON THETA-John C. Ch : nn, 541 * St. Meadville, Pa. . . , Kinne'1 EP-ILON-IOTA — Emanuel M. M "i" T ,«Ji Brackenridge Hall, No. 143, University or Austin 18. Texas

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P h i Alpha

Fraternity,

Incorporated

OCTOBER, 1960

NUMBER 3

No Place For Mediocrity By BROTHER ADAM C. POWELL Ed

"ors Note-Speech delivered by Congressman Adam C. Powell at the Sheraton Park he does enjoy, he appreciates it more *«H i r S 2 T i ^ * r i ? ^ K of Alpha Phi Alphas Fifty-Fourth Anniver- a n dfthas whetted his appetite tor *"y Convention Sunday August 21 I960. 4 P.M.. This is the first of Two Installments. f u l l po session. So as he fights against second class citizenship, he is conW ASHINGTON D C—Today Today our land lies groveling un- s c i o u s o f t h e fact that each personal the American society still'is wallow- der the TYRANNY OF MEDIO- v i c t o r y w i l l h e l p t o s a v e America as J8 in the morass of mediocrity of CRITY. a whole from second class natione ] e Fifties. Before us stretch the chalT h e c h a n t o f t he mediocre comes , n §"ig Sixties. Mediocrity had its d i r e c t l y from 0 ut of the satirical pen It is my position that the forces gmnings in the latter days of the o f S a m u e ] Hofenstein—"come weal, arrayed against the Negro today are osevelt Administration, it contin- c o m e w 0 £ j m y s t a t u s is quo." not against him because he is a Negro u under the Truman regime and per se, but rather because he is a ^ c h e d its heights under Eisenhower. The ^tj^^f ^ J t h r e a t t 0 t h c t y r a n n y o f mediocrity. 00 often we blame this cultus on Negro—Cnspus AUUCKS. m c msi . , , ? High P r i e s r X late Senator revolutionary is the Negro. He alone Let us look afield and see how this J 0se James Wecheler in 'refuses u Ph McCarthy y r a n n yJi s operating. "•t^ariny. James wei-iieici m W U » J to "- belongo to the cult ot t-j . ~ T w o very able Us <US f™.*i • • ., A: ,;*„ l-Ie ulnne as a re»_„,„ c„„„f„, in„;t c of „f New vr0„, York Vnrt forthcoming book sets the permediocrity. He alone group ^ Senator Javits Jew specti ectiv e in its proper light by say- fuses to accept this tyranny. He alone ^ f f f ConnectiG o v e r n o r R i b b i c o 0 « c the spirit of what was once m w P F F 5 : ng: ^„ « t « the _, _ * _ _ , , . „ possesses mesoirit spunof«what was once c a r e n Q t e v e n thought of as Vice SL^Tf JST£*£, £ P r e s i d e d , candidates. Wh,7 The "Let it not be forgotten, howto be cast before swine. It was never emotional opposition to the Senator l e r , that the Federal loyalty handed to him on a silver platter nor from Massachusetts, Mr. Kennedy, r P °gram and all the cruel excesses was he even born with the golden j s b a s e d o n n i s R o m a n Catholic faith. associated with it began in the spoon in his mouth. Every bit of T h e m Q s t a W e m a nfa t h e U n i t e d tlIr ie of Mr. Truman that the democracy that he enjoys today rep^ ^ ^ ^ notorious Smith Act prosecurpsents struggles and sacrince. DC cause he has paid a price for what Mr. Lyndon Johnson, is abruptly disions— i n w hich we found ourselves prosecuting men not for Publication Office: w hat they did but for what they 4432 South Parkway, Chicago 53, 111. •"earned of doing— were underRETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED taken by Attorney General Tom Address all news matter to Editor-in-Chief: 'ark in the same epoch under W. BARTON BEATTY, JR. a statute approved by Franklin 5 High Terrace, Montclair, New Jersey D - Roosevelt." SUBSCRIPTION PRICE — $2.00 PER YEAR

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missed because of regionalism. So here is the picture:—the tyrants of mediocrity have decreed that only good, white, northern Protestants can be trusted to keep this country safe from a full democracy. What is the specific aim of the Negro today? Max Ascoli, of The Reporter, puts his finger on this more incisively than any other writer. Years ago a Negro leader, named Booker T. Washington, wrote a book called, "Up From Slavery," and in these Challenging Sixties the Negro is crying, in Ascoli's words, "Up from tokenism." Recently, when I criticized the Mayor of one of our great northern liberal cities for the discrimination practiced by his administration against Negro people, he quickly replied that he did not practice discrimination and pointed to two Negroes holding positions in the city administration. This is tokenism! From out of a city of close to two million Negroes and Puerto Ricans, the best reply I could elicit was "Exhibit A. and B." and even the most casual observer must agree that this is tokenism in its most refined form.

ALPHA

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Brother A d a m Clayton Powell, Minister, Congressman, and world-w'° e e , 1 (left) receives Alpha Phi Alpha's coveted A w a r d of Honor from Brother ne<" T. Miller, Chairman of Committee on Awards, and General President My Paige (right).

southern sit-in students should be "kicked out" and that the northern The thrust of the Negro mass has sympathy picketing was "silly." I reimpaled accidently the n o r t h e r n fer, of course, to Mr. Truman and "liberal." The south knows it is Mrs. Roosevelt. losing; it sees, even in its losing, a The formation of the Negro staining. For once this question is American Labor Council, representing solved, the south will then take its 1,250,000 workers in the trade union rightful place as part of an integrated movement, marks the end of the selfUnited State. But for the northern appointed white liberal spokesman "liberal" it is a different story. The for Negro workers. When George thrust of the Negro today is sweep- Meany at the AFL-CIO Convention ing away from underneath him the publicly castigated one of the deans foundations upon which he has stood of the American labor movement, so long—that of being the Great National Vice-President A. Phillip White Father or the Great White Randolph, the Negro worker knew Mother of the Negro people. Desper- that he had to take matters in his own ately, with contrived organizations hands. Mr. Meany, you will recall, and committees plus certain captive asked A. Phillip Randolph, "Who Negroes, a refined phrase for Uncle gives you the right to speak for Negro Tom, the northern "liberal" is trying people?" Mr. Meany meant just that. to hold on. This was pointed up As he looked around the platform very vividly, when on the very same he saw all the great white liberals weekend that Governor Collins of of the labor movement who for years Florida aureed that the Negro sit-in have acclaimed the vested right of strikers were justified in their pursuit speaking for Negroes. So therefore for integration at the lunch counters, to change this tyranny of mediocrity, two great northern "liberals" pro- Negro trade unionists met at Detroit the latter part of May, and Mr. Ranclaimed almost as a duet that the

dolph was elected the Chairmani the Negro American Labor C o U w r That not only definitely solves Meany's ignorance, but J' s * o l v e * 0 paternalism. Critics of the n ^ thrust will immediately call ^ racism, even though some w ^ critics may belong to the very and respected Jewish Labor C o n ' \ e j tee which, of course, is not la c racist. Herbert Hill, the brilliani jnal A ^T Labor Secretary of The National sociation for the Advancement or ^ ored People, in his letter to the e of Commentary Magazine on F v u e ary 24th, highlighted this entire » with these two paragraphs: Messrs. Fleischman and Mu chik have unfortunately ttttt» the essential point of n l V a st which is that today as in the p there is a profound disparity tween the public relations U B ^ presented by organized labor ^ the day-to-day realities as ^ perienced by Negro workers the North as well as in the Sou continued next page

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That some international unions have good records on race re lations is not denied but for the Negro worker in major areas of economy, as indicated in my article, trade union practices often mean denial of employment, segregated locals or separate racial seniority lines in union contracts. This is especially true when trade unions exercise a high degree of control over access to employment. The historical record makes all too clear that throughout the histor y of the American Federation °f Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, civil rights policies have virtually never been enforced internally and have been little more than public relations gestures.

come now a Negro southerner. The truth is that the Negro today is much more mature than that group which is resisting him. It takes maturity to have your churches bombed, your children beaten, your houses burned, your people lynched in the south by the mob and in the north by savior-faire, and not to strike back but rather to stand together and

. °ne of the ancient cries of paternalwas that the Negro leader "did n °t know his place." This cliche, as m s ° t cliches are, was a truism but " o t in the sense that it was used. °r what is happening today is that he Negro leader does "know his P'ace" and his place is in the front ot the Negro mass relentlessly thrustln g at every soft spot in our democracv > using every legal non-violent ^ethod of a massive and yet a pasf"Ve quality. He is afraid of nothing ecause he knows he is right; he is Ir aid of no one because the vast "majority of the world is on his side. ^ e is even beginning to feel a little l° rr y as a leader for the lack of ^adership in the opposing camps. , e makes no distinction any longer Jtween the north and the south. He Jj e s increasing hypocrisy in the forI e r and increasing honesty in the ter - He knows that the solid south has already collapsed and is only ^ i l m g for the die-hards to die out. h e collapse of the solid south began hen the Southern Manifesto exposed at man after man and state after st -j- a t e refused to sign that Manifesto. Ur Y «er Catledge, editor of the New r as ° k Times, told me that same day We were discussing it, that not 0.

thrust more relentlessly and thereby continue to score significant victories. An individual trudging through the dust of Montgomery, Alabama, and defeating the segregated bus system is mature. A student sitting at a lunch counter suffering abuse and oft times physical harm is mature. A voter in my district who defied the mandates of the political (continued on Page 8)

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bu/ ' S t n e r e n o l o n 8 e r a souC * s o u t n there is not even a solid souther ner - ! would like to disagree and s and t l l a t t r i e r e ' s a s o ' ^ southerner that the southern Negro has be° C T O B E R . I960

JEWEL HENRY ARTHUR CALLIS A N D HIS LADY i J6W61

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Jewell

Callis

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WASHINGTON la+form platform M l S i d e n t , M , y ' e S . Pai^. P r e s e n t s. P gguests. ^sts. o right); Mrs. Patricia Adams Johnson, soloist, Brother W . Barton Beatty, J the Sphinx, Brother - - . oaunaers, Honorary Convention Chairman, G e o r g e C 0m rni£ s e Washin n a n e s Cassel^p' 9r?+ ° n ,' D.C., Mrs.- ^Charles A !, ° " \ \ .A . C * « * l p r „ ,j f L A, • ^ " lvl,r;> tassel, President Alpha Wives. Brother M w „ „ J I A..,*:Pha W lVS PresdL M , Ci / ' , B r ° t h e r E d w a r d J- A u 5 t i n ' President Mu Lambda, one of the three Chapters, Brother

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James Huger, Huger, retiring retiring Southern Southern Vice President and n ° James nated for General President of /Alpha Phi Alpha Fraterri'J nated for General President of Inc., Brother Belford V. Lawson, Pa Past General President, <Speaker Brother A d a m Clayton Powell, Brother Charles T» | e y , Alpha Alpha Phi Phi A Alpha's and Brother Ernest ley, l p h a s Historian, Histona r . .•• ^ h , ^ k /__-.i Morial, retiring General Counsel.

The Swimming Pool Incident DETROIT, MICHIGAN—My son, Ramon and I drove up to the entrance of the Sheraton Park Hotel, Washington, D. C , and were told by the doorman that there was no garage space, but we could garage the car at the Shoreham Hotel located just to the rear of the Sheraton. When we had garaged the car at the Shoreham we returned through the back entrance to the Hotel. There we saw an inviting swimming pool. Ramon was very excited, interested and enthusiastic since this was the attraction for him to accompany me to the Alpha Convention. However, a vague uneasiness came over me when I saw large blue signs with white printing on them which said: "Sheraton Park Swimming Club Members Only." I began to as kmyself if this means what I think it does, how do I explain it to my son? The next morning he wanted to go down to see the swimming pool. We did so and on arrival near the pool we met Brother Peyor of Albany with his five - year - old son. Both were dressed for swimming. Brother Peyor turned to me and said: "I wonder if these signs mean what they say. I hate to have my son embarrassed." I replied, "We may as well find out now." With that Brother Peyor and his son attempted to use the swimming pool. PAGE 4

B y B r o t h e r R a m o n Scruggs They were met by the life guard who informed them only members with cards could use the pool. Two fathers and mothers were facing ;the same dilemma. We decided to do something about it. Our next two days were devoted to the same old story of having toi fight for which one had already paid. Three of us sought a conference with the manager of the Hotel who could not see us at the time but promised to page us when he was free. The more time passed the more talk there was about denial of the use

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of the swimming pool to dark s k i n hotel guests. When the hotel m ager made his page call, Brother Json was not around. The w n t e f f a ' ' on the services of Brothers A- Moc: • Smith, Hale, Thompson and S&*v Waddy. This committe met with hotel manager. He informed us t ^ the pool had beenturned over to private swimming club for opera 1 This club had its own Board and ma its own rules. One of the rules w members only. -u e We asked who are members? i answer: residents of Washington an continued next page

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PEACE, PEACE, PEACE, PEACE All residents of Washington-Park Hotel enjoy the swimming pool. All you have to do is secure a Guest Pass from the Hotel's Assistant Manager. This is necessary, tor it keeps non-guests of the hotel from using the swimming pool—after all, we must keep it private.

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s°me hotel guests. The next questlQ n was how do you get to be a member? Apply and the Board accepts or rejects the application. Do you ever issue temporary membership cards to hotel guests? The answer was th at it had been done. Our committee hen replied that is what we want "ow- The manager said he could not oo this without approval of the Club B °ard, but he would check with the ["embers of the Board. We asked how '°ng this would take. He could not s ay but would try to do so by afternoon. With this we agreed to go a n ° g. In the meantime we found rom investigation that white transient guests were being given temporary c ards upon registration. refore n o passes could be issued The manager had not called by 5, ••>° p.m. This meant that parents and children had wasted both a day time and expense plus indignities. e informed the assistant manager nat we did not intend to do less about IS than our children who were "sitt" jng-in" a n ( i being persecuted all over ne south. We informed him that we e xpected a prompt answer on the matr -. A call was returned by him aymg that a swimming Club Board meet ' n g had been called for Satura y night and we would be given an answer by 11:00 a.m. Sunday. ^ n Sunday morning we were in0rmed that the pool would be used t CapaC ty b y m e m b e r s o n anH ' Sunday ^ t h e r e f o r e no passes could be is' e d - However a limited number of Passes would be issued "your group" " Monday. This was answered to J l . e r T e c t that such a solution was unsatisfactory. We were not seeking special concessions or favors. We were all\u S t C d o n l y i n t h e Principle that f " hotel facilities should be available ^ r all guests. We further said that e were calling a meeting of our °ard to decide our action in this matter. J h e General President Myles Paige had appointed an official committee to negotiate with the Hotel. He authorl z ed additions to the committee e necessary. The committee of Broths A. Maceo Smith, unbar MsLaurin, e p °rge ockley, Aaron Allen, William atrick, Peter Peyor, Joe Waddy, Earl °und and myself met to discuss the ext steps. The time was too short OC

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for legal action which would not give our children some sense of self respect and dignity. The committee proposed these recommendations for the approval of the Executive Council of the Fraternity: , 1 Hotel management be requested to open pool facilities to all hotel guests by four o'clock (4:00 p.m.), the time for our public meeting in the hotel. If this request was not met, the hotel management was to be informed that we would proceed as tol' T ' i s m i s s public metings of 1500 people for the purpose of marching [o the swimming pool for a "swim-in and picketing. News media would be informed of this demonstration Convention cut short and closed b out on Monday, three days early and ail brothers and their famines would move from the hotel. The Sheraton hotel chain would c be informed that we would hold no n 10 re conventions in Sheraton hotels^ The executive council approved these recommendations and a committee waited for the m a n a g e . ™ t o tell them of our decision. Brother l i e was told that t h e h o t e ^ d

meet the request but when the brothers called for temporary cards, management again reneged. Upon being told by the General President that he regretted this additional embarrassment which had bee ncaused these hotel guests. He further stated that he was on his way to preside at a public meeting and w o u l d follow through on the procedure approved unless a different stand was taken by the hotel within fifteen minutes. At five minutes of four, the assistant manager hurried down the aisle to the stage to at last give agreement to serving all hotel guests alike. Several brothers left the auditorium for the purpose of actually securing membership cards and swimming privileges for their families. With this accomplished we closed the Sheraton Park Hotel swimming pool case. Alpha Phi Alpha againn gave leadership and direction to first class treatment for all. This incident should have never occured. Hok local management would think its could successfully utilize such obvious subterfuges to sustain segregation and discrimination in the atmosphere of continued

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BROOKLYN YOUTH WORKER r(nrA (left) daughter of Brother C. Crawford, Alpha Phi Alphaj Miss Kay Crawford (left) a g ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Mrs _ Q Q Chief Photographer, c h a ^ ^ J ^ ^ ^ p a r t y . M i s s Crawford is a Youth House during trie a f t e r r e c e i v i n g a Master's Degree , , , , let s Worker in Brooklyn—her T.rsTj in Social Work and Education. say

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From The General Secretary's Desk Brother Laurence T . Young

CHICAGO, I L L — A hearty welcome to you who are returning to your respective college or university to continue that work which will ultimately equip you to be men of whom we will be proud. HIGHLIGHTS—54th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION, Washington, D C , SHERATON-PARK HOTEL— August 19th-24th, 1960. This was a very successful convention under the guidance of Brothers Belford V. Lawson, Jr., and C. C. House, together with their excellent Convention Committee. Commendations also to Brothers Kermit J. Hall, General Convention Advisor, and Millard "Buddy" Dean for splendid public relations work. JEWEL: We regret the absence of Brother Jewel George B. Kelley, but the presence of Brother Jewel Henry A. Callis sparked the Convention. He was heard and seen at all times, and in all places. CORRECTIONS: The General Secretary makes a correction in his report to the General Convention as to the list of Philadelphia chapters and their active memberships. As of June 30, 1960 RHO chapter has 76 active members; PSI chapter has 17; and ZETA OMICRON LAMBDA has 66—for a total of 189 active brothers in the Philadelphia area. In listing the LIVING PAST GENERAL PRESIDENTS, the names of Brother Henry A. Callis (1915) and Brother Charles H. Wesley (19321940) were omitted—APOLOGIES.

Brother William H. Brown, III General Counsel 16 South Broad Street Philadelphia, Pa. Brother Clifton R. Jones

Dir. Educational Activities Morgan College Baltimore, Maryland Brother Ruffin J. LeBane, Jr. Asst. S.W. Vice President Dillard

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New Orleans, Louisiana Brother Calvin Jeffries Asst. Souhtern Vice President Tuskegee Institute Tuskegee Alabama NOMINEES FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT JAMES E. HUGER Daytona Beach, Florida SIDNEY A. JONES, Jr. Chicago, Illinois LIONEL H. NEWSOM Atlanta, Georgia

T. WINSTON COLE, Sr. Marshall, Texas ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The General President—Brother Myles A. Paige extends a warm welcome to the newly elected officers, new members of the official family; expresses appreciation to the retiring

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for services «***£*> and acknowledges w > h g r a W i c e r s . services of the "hold-over ATTENDANT REGISTRATION 745 Utendance was ^ l o t a , official attcnu|.u- . _ t h i s total does not .nctu Q{ wives, sweethearts —-»h«arts and i" u brothers: DELEGATES Undergraduates Intermediates Graduates Visitors

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Awards: j The General President pre* ^ the following awards, "P i t t e e on ommendations of the w Brother Achievements and Awards, Herbert T. Miller j C h a j m j n ^ r Public Meeting—I n e ^ H B rothe of Honor was presented^° Ba„. Adam Clayton Powell; M Mefit Alpha Award ° ^ n quet_The was presented to Brotne Brown; The Undergraduate continued next page

NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS: Dr. Alfred C. Fentress Eastern Vice President 956 Marshall Avenue Norfolk, Virginia Brother Wayne C. Chandler S.W. Vice President 637 N.E. 11th Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Brother Walter Washington Southern Vice President Utica College Utica, Mississippi PAGE 6

PAST GENERAL SECRETARY—CONVENTION SECRETARY cti°nS with the » „ Convention Secretary Burt A. Maybury and staff keeping up flvent'* taken during the business sessions of the Fifty-Fourth Anniversary held during August of I960.

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"stand-ups," the wade-ins," those in picket lines, and other forms and methods, testing character. A group of Alpha men joined the picket line at Glen Echo, Maryland, in protest against the denial of civil rights to Negroes. Brother Aaron Brown delivered a scholarly address at the Banquet. We all need copies of it for informational value in addition to other values. A word of appreciation to our Chaplain —Brother Richard T. S. Brown, who endears himself to us more and more as the years go by. FREEDOM FUND:

REPORTS:

The General President, Brother Paige following the order of the Gena n d the r presented to eral Convention, named a Committee cnm «CTal Convention. Additional to be known as the VOLUNTARY que f ° l S a m e m a y b e h a d u P ° n reFREEDOM FUND COMMITTEE quest addressed to National Headquarters. ($273.50 was collected at the Convention to aid sit-in demonstrations K EY NOTE ADDRESS: et al), and the General President, Brothe r Hale, President-Elect de- Elect, Brother Hale approved and with Brother Paige in esthe?e ntHer a l key note addre ^ before concurred tablishing this C o m m i t t e e , with ma«t ,^ Convention, which was Brother Elmer C. (Al) Collins, Cleve"o n u y P r e p a r e d a n d d e l i v e r e d land, Ohio, and Brother M. G. FerDrin,UH S ° t h a t c ° P ' e s w e r e ordered h ' H 3 n d dis tributed. A few on guson, members thereof. Complete n W Wi b e mai,ed complement of this Committee and wmVh ° " to chapters wtl 'cn were not represented. method of distribution of funds, and T\J£ £ P ° W e 1 1 d el'vered a forth- other controls to be developed in the immediate future. befn 3 CSS a t t h e P u b , i c M e eting 6 t n r o n strZ \ g of 1500 people, , "sing the future role of the Negro GROUP LIFE INSURANCE PLAN: e^nning with the challenging sixties, Endorsed by the Convention. ParWith th • — «-'i"iu.nging MAiies, cnuorseu uy inc \_uuvciiiiuii. r a r e lr| u thp •< -. „i f' ence of the "sit-ins," ticipation slow. To be actively con"c S l t - downs," o w n s " the th<» "kneel-ins," "L. I :_„ n the . L . sidered „ : J i in :_ line i : _ _ with ...:.u amendments j »- to *_ f tllC We?eP°rn p ° repared

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the Constitution and By-Laws, Period extended to November 15, 1960 for enrollment. Further plans to be developed and will be properly circularized to active membership soon. TIME AND PLACE: 55th Anniversary C o n v e n t i o n , Louisville, Kentucky, Dec. 1961 56th Anniversary Convention, Columbus. Ohio, Dec. 1962. 57th Anniversary Convention, Boston Mass., summer of 1963. 58th Anniversary Convention, St. Louis, Mo. (?), Dec. 1964. Newest Life Members: Dr. Lawrence S. Lackey Frank T. Lyerson Dr. Joseph F. Drake Ernest N. Morial Dr. William H. Benson John L. Copeland Harold W. Thomas Dr. William H. Hale NEWS: BROTHER DR. WILLIAM H. H A L E : Assumes Presidency of Langston University, Sept. 1, 1960. BROTHER DR. LIONEL H. NEWSOM: Assumes chair in Sociology at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, September 1, 1960. DR. THOMAS HOWARD HENDERSON: To be inaugurated as 6th President of Virginia Union University, October 2 1 , 1960. JUDGE MYLES A. PAIGE: Delivered excellent address at Banquet of the National Bar Association Conui me mauuuai r>ar rtssocianon Lonvention, Philadelphia, Aug. 26, 1960 continued . . on page 8

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BROTHER MEREDITH G. FERGUSON: Is President of the Citi/cns Savings Hank and Trust Company, Nashville, Tennessee BROTHER BISHOP J. W. E. BOWEN: Retired from Episcopacy (M.E.) and tendered a testimonial banquet, September 10, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia. GENERAL SECRETARY: "Partial Host" to five undergraduates— Brothers Charles Bailey, Robert Garrett, Robert Dickey, Dudley Dickey and Theodore Carter, en route from the General Convention to California. via Chicago. The daughter of the General Secretary, his son-in-law, and grandson. Mr. and Mrs. James C. Bruce, embarked for Frankfort, Germany on the M. S. Bremen, September 14, where Mr. Bruce, a "Fullbright Fellow" will spend a year completing requirements for Ph.D. in German, to be conferred by the University of Chicago in 1961. SWIMMING

POOL:

How happy we are that the swimming pool "episode" at the SheratonPark Hotel was satisfactorily resolved. due to the prompt action on the part of the Executive Council, and the local Convention Committee, without too much "fanfare." PUBLICATIONS: Minutes of the Convention, copies of the Revised Constitution and ByI aws. and Rituals will he ready for distribution within the next thirty

days. The Sphinx Manual and Guide is available at $1.00 per copy: the history of Alpha Phi Alpha is available at $6.00 per copy. JKVVLLLR: THE I. G. BALFOUR (official jeweler) COMPANY contract has been duly executed, prompt delivery of PINS will be had within 15 days of placement of orders. GRAND TAX: Brothers, see that your 1961 Grand rax is paid before November 15th, 1960. Lets get 10,000 active brothers PAGE 8

this year. After Sept. 1st. 1960, credit is given for 196] cards. CONCLUSION OF CONVENTION: Let's keep in mind the General President's statement in closing the 54th Anniversary Convention, wherein he congratulated P r e s i d e n t - E l e c t Hale, pledged c o n t i n u e d wholehearted support during his tenure as President-Elect, and continued support after Brother Haley assumes the PRESIDENCY, January 1st, 1961. Also, the Cieneral President expressed appreciation to the Cieneral Convention for the unanimous endorsement of his insistence that the Constitution and By-Laws of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, be strictly construed and followed and extended thanks to the local committees for courtesies extended, and for cvecuting a successful convention. He further expressed thanks otall General officers, Committee Chairman, and the Fraternity as a whole for unstinted supportd during his tenture of office. He expressed appreciation to the officeal Staff at the Sheraton-Park Hotel for making our stay pleasent, and left this word with the Brothers: Fraternally yours. LAURENCE T. YOUNG Cieneral Secretary

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boss and thereby didn't even let Tammy Hall candidate get s c a r ) 5,000 votes in a Congressional * t k » is mature. This h j ^ J j J J J , Negro is invincible. The «W«£ tyrants of mediocrity may use whether it is South Africa or Sou Carolina, but they cannot win. f trip Sit""1

The entire campaign ot t n e is protest against the of* ?our * f $ , a hypocritical legalisms The young men and young woine" *££ :es who are staging the sit-in • of were around ten to Ween ye*?

age in 1954, when t h e > * g £ * 2 * handed down its Anti-Segreg of Decision. They have now com ^ age in segregated colleges only S u n that the dreams g e n e r a t e d / that decision have not come to v In order to save themselves being broken on the w h e d j ^ dreams, they have been forceo what they are now doing. Mai* y ^ This will increase and sprea ^ other areas of our n a t , ^ ^ a certain extent, they are reg ^ ? a protest even against the IN. • They are sick and tired o ^ battles, sick and tired of Confer •sounding brass and J « £ bals," and, above all, they and tired of the contrived st.n of the White House. To Be Continued in The Deccmberjssj^

REST ETERNAL GRANT UNTO HER, O I O R D AND LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON HE*Passing of "Mother" ANNIE E. SINGLETON ^ u Notice of the passing of "Mother" Annie E. Singleton in B New York, has been received in this office with profound regr - ^ . ^ We will remember several things about Mother Singleton, ^ ^ from the fact that she is the aunt of our General President ^ Mylcs A. Paige. It was in her home, in June of 1906 and year ^ lowing, that many of the early meetings of Alpha Chapter wer ^ She was the only woman included in the "official" family o ^ Phi Alpha. She had always been an encouraging influence to u * s a r y the early days until the summer of August 1956 at the A n n l , u e t o (50 years) Convention, when her activity started declining physical debility incident to old age. |yj0nMother Singleton passed in her home in Buffalo, N.Y. on ^ day. July 25. I960. Funeral services were held in Buffalo, Friday, 29th I960 at 11:00 o'clock A.M. s 0f Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated—mourns the l o s j , Mother Singleton, and extends sympathy to those fortunate en ^ to be surviving members of her illustrious family, as it is nide privilege to have been so connected. LAURENCE T. YOUNG General Secretary THE SPH'N*


Alpha Mourns Loss of a Past General President YOUNGSTOWN, O H I O - M a y it °e sa.d on behalf of Alpha Phi Alpha paternity, l n c . that this our Brother, W o n S. Booker, late a resident of Youngstown, Ohio, was born on the V-; d a y o f M a r c h , 1882 at Farmville, thl ->T: a n d departed this life on hm.r f , ? a y ° f M a y ' 1 9 6 0 > a t t h e age of 7 2 :y3e 6a r s ° ' CHl °eC k i s A M ' a t t h e hk K , survived by mnx e d w i f e a n d d e voted companion Mrs. Anna Mae Booker; two i S l ™ ? S" B o ° k e r , Jr. of Wash-

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Ueveland, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. O h ° h n e MacDonal of Cleveland, arm?; a n C i g h t g^ndchildren; and A b h a pP ha lt d yA l p h2 a0 ' 0 F0 r0a t e Br nr jo t h e rasc r Q S^s Alpha Afriol S / t h i s C o u n t r y ' i n Europe, Africa and the islands of the Sea.1 n ne^language and conception of these ber.h ' i 16 h a s tr ansferred his memO m i l f ^ u ° m A 1 P h a C h apter to Ur "ega Chapter of the Fraternity.

of Third Baptist Church at Youngstown, Ohio, and rendered praiseworthy services in that capacity for 15 years preceding his death, during which time and under his leadership the membership, physical properties and spiritual aspects of the Church increased and advanced tremendously. He was an ever active and faithful member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples, a member of the National Urban League, a member of the National Baptist Convention, and president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Fellowship. Brother Booker was a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., imbued with the spirit of the Fraternity, cherished its precepts, and was persistent in his efforts to keep its banner raised to its glory, honor, and renown. He was elected to the office of General Secretary of the

Fraternity for the years 1909, 1910 and 1918; General Treasurer for the year 1919; Commission on Graduate Work and Public Affairs for the year 1920; 13th General President for the year 1921, 14th General President for the years 1933 and 1940. He was a charter and active member of Beta Rho Lambda Chapter of the Fraternity, which was established at Youngstown, Ohio by the General Organization in 1938. His services rendered to the local community, and also to many other communities of various states of the country, were diversified, unselfish, unassuming and of long duration. These attributes of our departed Brother are indications of the noble, characteristic and exemplit life which he lived. He has rendered distinct and lasting contributions to hucontinued on page 10

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noble r r u T a n n dd B ec Co ua U S e ' h e W 3 S " of hie rv ' rageous servant kinH i ' V m e M a Jesty and of all manpursuin Fr,L , g the aims of the s c l S S ' " e S t o o d f o r manly deeds, ^holarsh.p, and love for all mankind. nd m c ^ ^ ing Qut e a n h , s a n d cornma aloft & n d s , he held ever aloft these noble ideals and aims. V i r B , i n t h e r T T B ° o k e r graduated from mond v ° n U n i v e r s i t v at R i c h f e r r S l r 8 1 n , a - wh >ch thereafter cond e e r l U f P O n u h i m a n honorary doctor's S ach triLft ievements and conyear? / ° S ° d e t y - H e r e n dered 35 Men', 1 S C r V i c e s i n t h e , o c a l Y o u n g retarv C h / l s t , a n Association, as SecWest Fe Branch ^ deral Street a n d U p o n re in iqjc t>ring therefrom •f n e n d a t L r S T t ^ 8Kb I.e ^ ^ ^ or his faTthf 1i a n df e f' f e c t i v recognition from th F e S i t S f t h i s e services He thin " ° community. then assumed the pastoral duties OCTOBER, i960

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ALPHA GOLF TOURNAMENT Winner's of Convention's Golf Tournament are viewed with trophies. We cannot tell you who were the "dubbers" because it seems that every participant won a trophy.

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Alpha Delta Lambda's Light Still Shines Bright Officers and members of Alphai Alpha Fraternity, Inc., again stood out in the great city o f M phis as the leading « « J j J ^ J S * ing fraternal group. This year has been accomplished under our voted leader and president, m Leland L. Atkins. As the saying of Alpha''Firstsf All Servants of All, we shall transc all," Alpha Delta Lambda U M J PAST, PRESENT AND ELECT P ^ ! P n P r r d e n t Charles W e s | e y congratulates President-Elect William Hale, while Present General President Myles A. Paige awaits his opportunity to offer his congratulations.

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man society and to the enhancement of the life and unfinished task of man. Upon falling he tossed the torch to the hands of those of us who remain here to further advance that task. It is now better for us to resolve to dedicate ourselves to the unfinished work in life remaining before us, which Brother Booker has thus far so nobly helped to advance. Let it further be made known here that we fully recognize the difficulty of the members of this bereaved family in resigning themselves to the permanent absence of this faithful husband and devoted father, who in-

deed lived longer than the three score and ten years alloted to man. But, it may also be considered that His Divine Majesty giveth life and taketh live away, and that he now rests in peace and in the glory of Thee. NOW THEREFORE, be is resolved: that the members of this bereaved family, and we who remain here with them, be able to and somehow face and resign ourselves to the realities of life; that we dedicate ourselves to the unfinished task in life remaining before us, which Brother Booker would have us do; that we continue on into the future with courage, cheerfulness and happiness, continued on page 12

in theincity its *P™JL mal" lieutoof cancel a $500.00 donationn to ,he "Freedom Fund" C^J'be^ Reclamation of brothers has ° a kev-note issue in all of our meeting The'reward is quite obvious n number of brothers who have vated themselves. The chapter's annual " j T f ^ S was a howling success. Ihere t u 0 J to be no end to fun. With "tight " J mies," the crowd finally left with wM servings of succulent barbecued en ens . . . caldrons of piping ho on the cob . . . mounds of de >e'° potato salad . . . endless tubs, o '&> ing drinks . . . boats for fishing . grounds for ball games, a nay ^ ^ for the young fry . . • card g« in the less inhibited . . .andjust y wounderful, southern hospitality • ^ needless to say—the end result picnic to be long remembered. The picnic was held in M a " 0 * Ark., on the plantation ot **• Mrs. John Gammon.

FOUR VISIT EUROPE O N BOARD THE S. S. QUEEN ELIZABETH Mrs. Norvelle Beatty, wife of Sphinx Editor W. Barton Beatty, did not make the Washington Convention because she was enroute to Europe for a ten week tour. The party of four (left to right): Mrs. Mattie Jones, Newark, N.J., Mrs. Norma Darden, Wilson, N.C., Mrs. W. Barton Beatty, Montclair, N.J., and Mrs. Marie Miitchner, Wilson, N.C. They will visit 12 countries during their sojourn.

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Some of the brothers and t h e l g r p t h . ilies attending were as follows. ( ers and family attending: The n Munns, Fred McChristians, tne Ham Owens, Thomas Perkins, tne ortes Petermans, the Herman K a " The Fred Rivers, the Thomas t getts, Wallace Wilburn, the & Youngs, Clyde Venson with ^ Bradford, Lewis H. Twigg, ".'^f Johnnie Johnsons and F r e d e r l C K A l e X cher. Still others were the Hosa /* anders, Claude Newson, the d Homes, Dr. W. O. Speight, Jr. family, the A. A. Lattings, the Ar continued on page 19

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Southwest Regional Convention Packed With Activity By Brother Marcus Neustadter, Jr., Public Relations Director, Southwest Region and Sigma Lambda Chapter. Orleans Chapter of The Frontiers of America; a member of the New New Orleans, La. — "Alpha Phi Orleans Improvement Association; AJpha Meets the Challenge of Full The National Association for the AdCitizenship in Today's World" was the vancement of Colored People; the theme of the 14th annual Southwest Xavier Alumni Association; the ParRegional Convention held here April 22 ent-Teacher Association Council; the - 2 4 . All closed and general sesStuds Club, Inc; The Young Men's sions were held on the campus of Christian Association and the United DiUard University, the home of Beta Negro College Fund Inter-Alumni ^hi Chapter, convention co-host with s Council. He was an enrollment repre'gma Lambda Chapter. sentative for the Blue Cross Hospital Judge Myles A. Paige, General Service of New Orleans and owner of Resident and Dr. T. Winston Cole, a fashionable men's store "Top-Line." Regional Vice President, headed an arra y of the Fraternity's general and Brother Martin Harvey of Southern regional officers to participate in the University was named by Brother Cole th ree-day deliberations which terminas Brother Taplin's successor. Brother ated on Sunday, April 24, with a pubTaplin was one of the first brothers ' c mass meeting jointly sponsored by to propose that New Orleans serve A1 Pha Phi Alpha and the New Orleans as host for the convention and until ° r anch of The National Association his untimely death played an active J° r the Advancement of Colored role in making preliminary plans for £ e °ple. Brother Thurgood Marshall, the session. L hief Counsel, NAACP, was the key- SOUTHWEST PRESIDENT HONORED not e speaker. With them the seed of wisdom Brother Marcus Neustadter, Jr., (left) did I sow Other national officers participating presents to Brother T. W. Cole a CertiWer And with my own hand labour'd e Brother Ernest W. Morial, Gen- ficate of Honorary Citizenship and Key ai it to grow; ^ Counsel; Brother Dr. Lionel H. to the City at the opening General SesNew: And this was all the moment that ^ som, Education Director, and sion of the Southwest Regional ConvenI reap'd." falter Sapp, assistant Southwest Re- tion in New Orleans. s'01! Vice President. Regional officers Mrs. Taplin has been named a life "[eluded Brother Earnest L. Wallace, member of the Alphabettes, as have Rector of Texas; Dr. Martin Harvey, # Swimming Pool the widows of Brothers Edgar B. lector of Louisiana; Brother Wayne continued from page 5 ^handler, Director of Okla. & Kansas, freedom now and particularly at an Harvey and William H. MitcheU, Jr. ^ n d Brother Marcus Neustadter, PR Alpha convention is beyond our unChandler Nominated, Lebrane Sector and past regional director. dertsanding. — to succeed Sapp A sequel to this story, a conversaDedicated to Brother Taplin tion held between the Executive SecBrother Wayne C. Chandler, direc*he Southwestern Regional was de- retary and the President of the Wash- tor of Oklahoma and Kansas, was nted to Brother Edgar L. Taplin, ington Urban League in which a fol- nominated t© succeed Brother Cole as State Director for Louisiana. low-up was urged at the local level 1 southwestern vice president. Brother rother Taplin passed on to Omega been informed that the District Hu- Ruffin LeBrane, a Dillard University a man Relations Commission, the Dis- student was named assistant-southwesta ^ Pter on December 22, 1959, after r 'ef illness. His immediate survivors trict of Columbia attorney and others ern vice president to succeed Brother re his widow, Mrs. Gougis Taplin; have met with the hotel management Walter Sapp. a S p °n, Edgar Louis, Jr., two daughters, and have been assured that such an Brother L. H. Newsom, national r ancine and Shelly; a mother, Mrs. incident will not be repeated. director of educational activities, was la I salute the unity and solidarity ot Nibleet Taplin; five sisters and the speaker for the closed Alpha & tWo Alpha Brothers when freedom and hubrothers. Alphabettes banquet held Saturday At man rights are beingn chaUenged by the time of his death Brother T night in Kearny Hall at DiUard Uniforces of bigotry, discrimination and aplin was treasurer of the New continued on page 12 segregation. (see column 3) ° C TOBER, i960

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versity. He called upon Alpha men to be intellectual and face up to their responsibilities in all areas. Later that night the Convention Ball was held in the ultra-modern I. L. A. Auditorium. The Convention activities closed on Sunday with a public meeting jointly sponsored by Sigma Lambda Chapter and the New Orleans Branch NAACP. The public meeting was held in the Corpus Christi school auditorium after city officials had denied the use of the Municipal Auditoriums because "the NAACP was a co-sponsor with Alpha Phi Alpha." General Counsel Morial Presides, Marshall and Paige Speak Brother Ernest N. Morial, General Counsel, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, presided over the public meeting. According to Brother Morial the meeting was shifted to the school auditorium because New Orleans' Mayor deLesseps S. Morrison was of the opinion that "Negro leaders were doing themselves an injustice by bringing in outsiders to agitate the peaceful existing relations," referring to Brothers Marshall and Paige. Brother Marshall electrified the more than five thousand to pack the upper auditorium, the lower cafeteria and classrooms and the surrounding streets with his account of his recent experiences while visiting several countries of Africa. "Africa is on the march for freedom. Liberia is a symbol of Africa today, the spirit of freedom and courage dominate the minds of Africans. Be not ashamed to say that we are impatient. There is nothing wrong with saying we are impatient for we know that our fight is a righteous one," ho told his cheering audience. Both Brothers Marshall and Paige praised the "student-sit-in demonstrations." "Democracy is dead when people cannot register a protest, when protesting in one of the pillars upon which our country was founded." said Marshall, while general president Paige on addressing a Saturday session of the Convention again on Sunday repeated the statement "These young people are PAGE 12

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL PLANNERS The Steering Committee Chairmen of the Southwest Regional Convention which was held New Orlearns. Sigma Lambda Chapter were convention hosts. L-R (seated) Brothers P. P. Creuzot Jr., L. L. Burns, Walter D. King, A. J. Smith, Anthony Rachal, C. C. Haydel, Sr., J. Harvey Kerns and James Snowden. Standing: Marcus Neustadter, Jr., William C. Robertson, Robert Harrison, Rene Rousseve, Whitney M. Haydel, Walter E. Morial, W. Loring Dumas, Ernest N. Morial, Emmett Bashful, James Hubbard and Tho mas Green.

not willing to wait 94 years to do the things they desire and enjoy the privileges they are constitutionally and morally promised."

Jr., transportation; W. Lonng ' Get-Acquainted Party and Hospital*J. Donald Fiedler, time and P i a ' d

Brother Cole in his annual message stated that "the real issue in our time is the struggle for freedom on the part of people who have for years existed in slightly better that slave status. The real struggle is for the minds of men." Brother Cole pointed out that an important task of education and organizations similar to Alpha Phi Alpha is "to prepare youth to live successfully and gainfully in our United States and with other people."

L. Burns, housing; Walter u. banquet; Whitney M. Haydel, dajc Walter E. Morial, and Marcus *<* stadter, Jr., souvenir programs, J Hubbard, Undergraduate Symposia Jan.es Snowden, Golf Tournament.

Brother Anthony Rachal, a Xavier University instructor, is president of Sigma Lambda Chapter, and Brother Cornelius Merrick, an honor '60 graduate at Dillard University, was president of Beta Phi Chapter. Brother Merrick will enter medical school this fall. Brother A. J. Smith and C. C. Haydel, Sr., both charter members of Sigma Lambda Chapter, served as convention co-general chairman. Brother Jesse O. Richards, Jr.. first president and charter member of Sigma Lambda, was honorary general chairman. Other committee heads were Brothers W. R. Adams, business coordinator; Karl L. Douglas, social activities coordinator; Rene Rousseve, finance and budget; Rev. Lawler P. Daniels,

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and with contentment that he rests in divine peace; and that a Y of this Resolution be sent to the reaved family; to the General !>ec tary, Editor of the Sphinx, ana Beta Rho Lambda Chapter of Alp Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for aY propriate use and disposition. Andrew L. Johnson, Sr. President of Beta Rho Lambda Chap*er of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. THE

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,NTERNATIONAL FLAVOR

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Brmh ' N.Y.—Honoring tners , n Alpha Phi Alpha who greal P p ° " e e r s i n t h e building of our ternit the r y - was the keynote of den Jubile Alnh c Celebration of m m a La 20th m h d a Chapter, May lanti' ^ t h e beautiful Sheraton AtR F M ^ 0 t e l s - T w a . A NIGHT TO Alpha nGamma ? . M E—1BER! MBER! Alnhn o — * iLam am. SDar- C ° Vered k s e l f w i t h 8 lor y- i n t n e Plave°dUh W i n t C r G a r d e n R o o m ' a S U t0 nine Brothers w h o have spent (f y e a r s in ternai n "°ur D e a r F r a " The h e a r t of ever Aipha m a n •" y n,j Present pulsated with pride d-itt *u the realization that he was cl 0sc 'y identified with this moving s e P ctacle.

. _ _ :_ *Ua fiatnr The celebration was in the nature dinner-dance which was mos of U.lfu.ly and lavishly Planned by ou

Social Committee headed by Bn*he Russell. The Honor** were Brothe^ Shelton Hale Bishop, C. Benjamm Shelton na.c ^~~r> Curley, Joseph H R J o J e s ' ^ o n | W. B. F.Overton, Ernest 1 Frank Thompson PerceyM. Ward, John R. White jr.. Ralph H. Young, and Daniel W. Edmonds. A most important contribution of a Golden Jubilee affair is that it can L ^ a s a stimulant in the reclama! H t S S a t ^

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chapter meeting in years. The Golden Jubilee was certainly a factor in Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter getting one hundred and fifty seven Brothers on the dotted line for 1960. The affair was packed with human interest from beginning to end., and replete with outstanding features. Brother Jawn Sandifer was a tremendous Toastmaster; Brother Lester Granger gave us a most inspiring address as Guest Speaker, and we had the pleasure of receiving the greetings from our General President Myles A. Paige, and Brother Jewel George B. Kelley. The highlight of the evening was the sight of the nine Brothers who have kept the faith with the ideals and traditions of Alpha Phi Alpha for a half century, entering the banquet room with their wives, continued

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F FTY Y E R A, pn " " * " " ^ ' * l T S o S r g H e 0 W 0 B R O v e r t o n , C. Benjamin Cur, ey , Dr H. N. Jones, G a nk F. Thompt o l ; ™ Lambda Chapter of New York, paid tribute JG B . Kelley, Dr. Ralph H Young. Fra e Bishop and at tr? V * + h e i r S°-Y**r members at a Dinner Dance May 20th J e w e ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ , $he|don Ha Bro+k B e a u t i f " l Hotel Sheraton Atlantic Hotel. The honore ^ ^ ungb|e fo be presenh ° t h e ^ reading f r o m left to right are: Ernest P. S.monds,

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Epsilon lota Lambda Chapter SUFFOLK, VA.—The coming of September returned a concentration of brothers to the Tidewater area of Virginia to begin another year of activity. At the risk of complacency, I would like to pause as we stand on this brink of a new chapter year, to view the events of the past season. I ask your indulgence in this moment of reminiscing because I consider last year one of the outstanding years of progress in our chapter, and a recap of some of the highlights should inspire us to greater heights during the present year as well as inform the rest of Alphadom of our doings. We began with a very successful Founders' Day in October. The usual practice of worship at one of the local churches on this day was carried out by returning to the Suffolk area and reiterating the purpose of Alpha and giving a donation to the church. This was followed on the first of November by a chaptersponsored bus trip to Baltimore to the Colts-Browns game. This trip was very successful financially, but more important is the fact that the fellowship generated and carried to perfection on the tour, under the able leadership of our Chapter President Brother Benjamin A. Davis, still has the people singing the praises of Alpha and asking for more such trips this Fall. It was during this time that the full weight of the Sit-in-Demonstrations was being felt in our area. One of the leaders, Mr. Rayfield Vines, a student in the area, was quite outspoken and proved to have the courage of the conviction that democratic principles were worth fighting for. He received encouragement and support from the citizens of the Suffolk area. Our past Chapter President, Brother Dr. L. T. Reid, was outstanding in this regard. Brother Reid was also instrumental in securing jobs for the newsboys out of work because of a massive boycott of the Suffolk News Herald by the Negro population due to its repeated discriminatory policies. Naturally, the Chapter was one hundred percent behind these efforts and lauded the deeds PAGE 14

of Brother Reid in addition to letting it be known publically that we were in full accord with these and all activities designed to erase the status of second class citizenship. With the approach of Spring we embarked upon the idea of fraternizing parties, one to be held each month in a different locality until we had covered the whole area. Each of these was a financial success, but here again the fellowship and goodwill created overshadowed by far any monetary gain. Between parties we took time out to play host to our Auxiliary (Alpha Wives) at a chapter sponsored dinner at the Forest View Inn. This event was so enjoyable that the wives soon reciprocated. Then came the Spring Formal at the Sahib Club in Portsmouth, Virginia. This proved to be the crowning social event of the season in this area. After the last musical note had died out and we finally stopped twirling in the clouds and returned to earth, we found that through our efforts so far we were able to meet

our chapter budget adequately could double our proposed pay on our life membership <n N.A.A.C.P.

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The arrival of June s i g n a l " 1 ^ end of our year's work and » during these closing moments Q f we sponsored the Chapter Evem The Year. We cut our reg monthly meeting short and W W all of the high school ^ n I ° " * the area to a Smoker at the » - ^ County Training School witn Principal, Brother Hopkins, se as host. The speaker for the occas was Mr. Rayfield Vines, whose a ^ have been mentioned a b o ^ ' D ' i v i who is a student at the Norfolk 1/ sion of Virginia State College. topic was "Where Do We Go r r Here?" and in his speech he p r » ted an inspiring challenge to ^ seniors. The history and purpose^ Alpha were presented by the rn bers of the Chapter followed by f student introducing himself, gl , his high school, his anticipated c lege affiliation, and his prop°s major field of study. Mr. Vines w continued next page

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Presented a certificate of merit by viH , p t e r a s a n outstanding indijaual, and he was awarded the comb e d Chapter and Auxiliary schols "ip as an outstanding and deserv8 J tu dent. The Smoker closed with a " h o u r of socializing, winding up JJUr ever>ts for the year. To lend a of dessert to an already pleasa" meal, the Auxiliary closed out e,r y e a r by inviting us to a cook-out } tr>e home of Brother Pretlow for Ine Alpha children.

So we congratulate our President and our Chapter on a splendid year of achievement and look forward to even more progress dur.ng the coming years. We feel that such progrefs in our Chapter will — be forth coming as we take stock of ou membership at th.s time Numbered among the members we Tan still count those Chapter te H U iokinely referred to as the Old T m e r f w h o " have had their turns It he helm and are now content o act more or less as Chapter "stab.l-

izers" steering our efforts in the true spirit of Alpha, thus forming the very backbone of the Fraternity. At this time we pay tribute to such a member, in the person of Brother William Lovell Turner of Suffolk, Virginia. Brother Turner was born at Aniston, Alabama June 7, 1905 and was moved to Gary, Indiana at an early age where he completed his elementary schooling and graduated from the Froebel High School. He received his AB and MA Degrees from Howard University in 1929 and 1930 respectively. It was at Howard University that Brother Turner entered Alpha, being initiated into Beta Chapter in 1927. Brother Turner's interest centered in the field of education with his sights on a teaching career. Upon graduation from Howard University he began this career as Supply Teacher and Head of the Department of Sociology at Claflin College in Orangeburg, S.C. for the term 193031, then he moved to Allen University, Columbia, S.C. in the same position for two years. Remaining in his same field he went to Saint Phillip Junior College in San Antonia, Texas. From Texas Brother Turner came to Suffolk, Virginia as Director of Instructions at the Nansemond Collegiate Institute and remained there until assuming his present position as Principal of East Suffolk High School. He m a r r i e d Gladys V. Ranee of Suffolk in 1938.

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BROTHER GREGORY COLEMAN Psi Chapter Brother, Pj l l l a .° e H U n Pa., delivers undergraduate cheon addrc.s.

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BROTHER BELFORD V. LAWSON Fifty-fourth Anniversary Convention, General Chairman, gives Founder's Address in absence of Jewel George B. Kelly.

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George E. Hayes, Chairman of Commissioners, The District of Columbia, pinch-hitting for Robert E. Mc Laughlin during the Convention's Public Meeting.

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taken on the swimming pool incident alone sufficient to place this convention above the average. However, these comments are intended to convey the feelings of an old Alpha man who "has had it" where gar-

ALBANY, NY.—The national conventions of Alpha Phi Alpha are becoming increasingly beset by loquacity. The otherwise noteworthy meeting this past August was a culmination of this rash of verbosity. It was a rerun of the conventions held in Buffalo and Miami. Many brothers mistake wordiness for eloquence. This immaturity, for it is nothinuless, is ironically displayed, not by the undergraduates in whom it might be excused, but by the graduates. men who have been out in the world long enough to know better.

Dear Brothers: THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT—SO READ CAREFULLYTHEN ACT! ! ! Did you know that ALL FINANCIAL BROTHERS can now secure WITHOUT A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION—A $1,000 GROUP LIFE INSURANCE POLICY—through ALPHA for a mere $10 per year FULL PRICE. To make our contract effective with the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co. we must secure a reasonable number of interested Brothers. The National Office can t understand how we can afford not to take advantage of this exceptional offer—THINK OF IT — 1,000 for only TEN DOLLARS a YEAR! ! ! IF YOUR CHAPTER PRESIDENT C A N T FILL YOU IN O N THE DETAILS, WRITE AT ONCE TO THE NATIONAL ALPHA HEADQUARTERS for an APPLICATION BLANK.

An example of this plethora of words is noted in the presentation of speakers. Such introductory remarks should consume no more than a minute. However, they are often extended into full blown speeches. Another is the irresistible practice on the part of the speakers of making reference to themselves, which are apropos of nothing, and wholly gratuitous. Then there are the unduly long speeches which go into repetitious details that should be reserved for the classroom or a publication. But most boresome of all is the speaker who becomes hypnotized by his own voice, "drunk with his own eloquence," convinced that his utterances are to be considered as the oracle of Apollo at Delphi, and extends his remarks ad infinitum.

DO IT NOW! ! ! ! Brother LAURENCE T. YOUNG, General Secretary, National Alpha Headquarters 4432 South Parkway, Ch Icago 53, Illinois

The speaking part of the program at the formal banquet of the convention in Washington lasted the unconscionably long time of 2Vi hours after the dinner itself. It should have been completed in half the time. A clear understanding in advance on the part of the program committee with the speakers and a toastmaster or chairman with i'irmness, a sense of good taste and mind to do the job could correct this abuse and control the situation; but too often the toastmaster or chairman himself contributes to this unfortunate state of affairs. These nerson-,1 « » « * * « « to

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Beta Delta

CHRISTMAS

CARD

SUBSTITUTE

PLAN

Dear Friend:

Marches Forward ORANGEBURG, S. C. _ The school year 1959-60 was a full one for the thirty-two members of Beta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., at South Carolina State ColtlVitieS began

in

During the coming Christmas Season, you will be remembered as away^However, this year do not expect a Christmas C a r d . The Holiday money is being sent to the FREEDOM FUND of the National A s 5 0 C , * ' ° M A | s | the advancement of C o l o r e d People t o help advance our fight for HU ^ DIGNITY, to aid our SIT-INNERS, and t o complete the structure or democracy. W i t h best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a H a p p y New Year.

ctober

with 2 " Harvest u ° wth the Festival Ball for Freshmen which was co-sponored with Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa lty ££" - T h i s W a s Wowed in rapid succession by our Education for C'.t.zensh.p Week program, a " J ! ng men er's D e " y ° Uand ' ^ " n dofers n» Day Program, initiation

twelve new members into the chapter The speaker for the Citizenship Week Program was Brother Ned E Felder a law co,,ege, and B r o S er A. student i M o s e atDthe e a n Qf Education at South Carolina State College, presented the Founder's Day adThe second semester got off to a rousing start with "Club A.flamingo," which was held in March. The mus c provided by the Zodiacs combined wUh his t h ! ™ l s s l ° " f l o o r s h o w t o t theSeason new Pn L e VCC nWCre ° f initiated int-

make F

Sincerely yours,

to the May we urge t h a t Y O U t o o , send Y O U R G r e e t i n g Card money T N A A C P and help make this one o f the most far reaching efforts >n history of the struggle for H U M A N DIGNITY. Use the form below ^ copies of this message. Immediately upon receipt of the copies please one to each of Y O U R friends. Detach along this line—Use form below Mr. Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 220 W e s t Fortieth Street, New York 18, New York

.for yoor

Enclosed is check—or money o r d e r — f o r $ FREEDOM FUND for "SIT-INNERS" and similar activities. This is ™e amount that I usually spend f o r Holiday Cards. Please send me ••- , r ' v e copies of the message so that I may send one to each of my friends and them contribute in the same manner.

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s o o r l * H - I n A P r i 1 ' t h e chapter sponsored , t s Education Week program. Our assembly hour speaker for the occasion was Brother Winton T. Williams, superintendent M a t h e r Academy at Camden, South Carolina. A er the spring holidays, we initiated our members into the chapter and celebrated with a neophyte party. The

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AnnnTS ^ °f t h e y e a r Was t h e Annual Banquet and Dance for wives sweet h e a r t s a n d q u e e n s A 1 , ^ brothers agreed that this affair was an appropriate ending for a successful f . J h f u e a!"e m a n y r e a s o n s why we fed that this has been a successful fhTp K r „° n e t h i n g ' B e t a D e l t a won the Panhellen.c Council Cup for havmg the highest academic average of any Gree-letter organization on the 6 Ddta S aVera e is 3

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on the 4.0 system. Members of the chapter hold position of leadership in organizations representing all phases of campus fate e.g., student government, KUIC, scholastic societies, departmental clubs, religious groups, athletic

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LK.OI This plan is endorsed by the N . A . A . C . P . Sponsored by the Inc. Originated by Dr. and Mrs. A l b e r t E. Forsythe.

teams, and student publications. Brother John McLeod, Obie Pinckney, Harold Powell, and Isiah Sewell were elected to Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society. Brother McLeod, was also elected to membership in Beta KappaChi Scientific Honor Society. Brothers Powell and Sewell were two of the six people who made all A's for the first semester. Brothers George McTeer and Nathaniel Gibson were listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Brother Gibson and Brother Palmer Jackson were elected to membership in Delta Psi Omega Dramatic Fraternity. Brother Sewell and Brother Robert Beasley have represented the chapter with distinction on the baseball, football, and track teams.

The Links,

At the beginning of the s c h ° o i g ; Brother Kenneth Rice made est score m the Southeastern^^ on the Goodyear Chemical z* he lion. For this a c c o m p l i s h ^ ' fQ[ won a set of scientific ^booics the college. Brothers R i c e ' ^ „ 0f and Herbert Jackson were t h / o n the four young men elected to s the Student Council for the » rf year. 1960-61. Brothers Rice Sewell were selected as outsta ROTC cadets in the sophomore ^ junior classes, respectively, f Q^ metn second successive year, a .ar(l Beta Delta received the Alumni A * for having the highest academic * age in the sophomore class. »r Rice was this year's recipient. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity continued on poge 23

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pha's Historian Reports rep0r't'°'',S' i***'' B r o l h e r Charles Wesley's factual i t ° f f i c e o f H i s l °rian was very Br SrrantS readin °therho 7 8 by * « t n l i r e

Brother Will Direct Research Project

see. The stud, k b « * m j f c p - f A ' 7 m i n i s t r 8 a , i o n o t the U.S. DeLartnirat of Commerce and is matched by some K 800 more from the State of Tennessee. It is stgnt£ 5 ° £ the proposal for the - ^ - - - * Brother Schuster in the name

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rep 0rt t P e to make this Fratem-r y ° U a s Historian of the ni ne IQ! A W e h a v e n o w Published Ions of o u r fecial History, with pnntin s and eni 8 and with revised the NimK8ed i s S U e s " T h e l a s t Edition, bf aces l ' e nPl aa rg8e es d a and nd 1revised, 67 i l l u s temra tions Th '• in »s edition was issued in 1959. r e p o r t e d at th

ventLn e Chicago Conto is "' l l se emed best at that time an j n c e a s P e cial printing and not new „u e a s e d number of pages in a was b r ? ? ' A s 1 9 5 9 a dvanced, it d t0 'tiona|) ° U r a t t e n t i o n that adC PieS Were need tions H ° e d for initiadent ft""8 t h i s y e a r - General Presiai ge and General Secretary WC C i n f o r m e sho (ae T d of this book

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Frate'rn^6 F i n a n c e Committee of our pronos H c o n s i d e r e d the matter and •ishing of 'J? r , e - e d i t i ng and re-pubtne the (fe History and requested Histori ^ ^ S e c r e t a r y to inform the hist 0ri ' ° f t h e reduced number of es , then on hand. On August l9 sug g e s t * r o t e General President Paige b e j s s ",g t h a t a new printing should °fficer W ' t h p i c t u r e s o f the General mediatS S ° t h a t t h e r e might be imerai p r " j 6 ° f t h i s v o l u m e . The Gene X p r e s s e b l d e n t replied and agreed, but Public-,!; t h e hope that the reQ

enera r" W ° U l d n o t P r e c e d e t h e this w o r. o n v e ntion in Cincinnati, as be an tion in important ConvenC

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°nimitt ' ° ee on Reorganization. pu Uant to a nd this correspondence press the e d opinion, 1 authorized Hj s t | ) e p n n t i n g of 3,500 copies of our 50o°7' W ' t h t h e understanding that the °H t h e S e w e r e t 0 b e printed with n evvi a d l t i o n o f the pictures of the ch an e ected officers and necessary 3

>00fjeS' T h C r e m a i n d e r of the lot, copies, were to constitute a C

° TOB E R, 1960

this year

by the Small Business Administration. The research project will be concerned with peri o d management problems of certain entersonnel and m a n a g e r s P R Chattanooga, m

leasuf

ftfi TenneteVe Under the project, Brother and Mempnis. a r c h team of five persons S 3 *

B l h t e E d g a a r r E p p s also of Tennessee State.

» £ J * ~ M a n y 0 f us in Alpha have vivid memories of who for a number of ^ ^ ^ L r n Vice President of the Ea ventions and served successive ie University where he was Fraternity. He is a g r a d u a t ' . „ e s s U A d m i n i s t r a t i o n , and Ph.D. degrees. awarded B.S., Masterj r f iBusme* A ^ . ^ ^ Head f the Currently he b Direco of the D ^ ^ ^ , s A Department of Business A ^ .$ ^ a c t i y e m e m b e r o f T a u University. And as may f Lambda's chapter in Nashville. new chapter to less is the cost per volume. ^ W addS 1 0 ThTs dual printing to the T h e p r o f i t s f r o m t h e History are tJnt of 3 500 copies was of adevident when the income from vantage in 'reducing printing costs. copy ($600) is laced 0ver The bill for this printing, as submitt h e CQSt o f e a c h c o p y . W e i d to General Secretary Young, was ^ c o m e a l o n g w a y i n o u r History since 1929. At that time when the a 7 follows: d First Edition was issued, there were 500 copies of the History, ^ QQ p a g £ s a n d 5 9 iii ustr ations. The part-printing only 117*65 Ninth Edition of the History em87 over-copies . braced 656 pages with 167 illustra$995 65 tions. Our History has grown with Total cost t n e passing of the years. The cost of the original printing ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ rf ^ Edj. of the pages already set in lyp ^ ^ Q( a c u t f r o m w h i c h constitute the 3.00CI copies ordered, ^ rf Qf t h e o n l y p i c . together with the 500 alreadypriced, ^ P « £ ^ had ^ ^ HistQry will not be billed untif the new ^ ^ rf ^ J e w e , s t o g e t h e r o n o n e ,ion bill is P r e P f r e d a " t V o e There new material is placed in1 type. rf are actually in storage by the pnn 2,433 sets of forms for use in Edition. We shall ^ ° ^ n w some of the Appendix. However should order more than this number of copies in the new Edition,^eca of the demand which seems 10 plete our supply very r a p u l ^

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Death Claims Outstanding Brother

tions, a source of pride to all

Dover, Delaware—Brother H. Gordon Pinkett passed away on June 25, 1960. At the time of his death, he was the Business Manager of Delaware State College. He had held this position for the past seven years. He and his family resided on the college b campus. Brother Pinkett was born March 9, 1925 to Lillian and Martin Pinkett of Beatrice, Nebraska. When he was ten years old, his family moved to Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. It was there he completed his elementary and secondary schooling. Having spent three years in the U.S. Army, Brother Pinkett enrolled as a freshman at Hampton Institute Hampton, Virginia in September, 1946. In 1947 he was initiated into Gamma Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. During his junior year, he served as president of his chapter. After graduation he continued to serve his fraternity with unrelenting loyalty and enthusiasm He was a charter member of Zeta Rho Lambda chapter in Dover, Delaware At the time of his death, he was completing a very productive year as president of this chapter. His professional affiliations included the American Association of College Business Officers, the College and University Personnel Association and the American Accounting Association. Surviving him are his wife, the former Maude Moore; a son, Martin, two daughters, Verna and Carolyn; a sister, Mrs. Jeanne Ingalls;'and two brothers, Phillip and Wallace. continued from page 21

him that in the future he was not to break the type of the edition by any loans of illustrations or pages. We hope that we have the cooperation of all chapters and brothers in this endeavor to conserve our historical landmarks and not to have them loaned for temporary uses. We will not loan material objects or subjects published in the History in the future. It has been my opportunity, also, to furnish pictures of the Presidents which were needed for the National Headquarters in Chicago. This required a considerable search because we did not have the photographs, but with the employment of a photographer, we were able to reproduce faint prints and to make them useable so that we could forward to the General Secretary, for their enlargement to the required size, pictures of all General Presidents for the walls of our National Headquarters. The new chapter of the History, which is being added, is entitled "The Old and The New." It will embrace

the plans of reorganization which characterized the period since 1957 and the developments since the last Edition. This increased material, with the Index, will bring our History to about seven hundred (700) pages of printed matter. It will be our largest volume and will be comparable to one of the large textbooks carried by our undergraduates about the campus. This new volume should come from the press shortly after the Convention and will meet the needs for new copies, obviously depending upon the number of initiates and the requests for the volume from other buyers. It is hoped that there will be additional buyers from among the brothers because most of them received copies of the History when they were initiated and have not been informed except only casually, as in reports like this, concerning the changes, the improvements, and additions to this historical work, which have made it, at the least, into the largest and best volume in appearance of any of the fraternity histories and, merely from exterior observa-

Alpha men. This opinion is shared, not only W the Historian and some of tlie Brothers, but also by the Preside"1 of Cornell University. In acknowledg' ing the receipt of a copy of the J*cent Edition, President Deane ^ Mallott, after expressing his gratitude to Alpha Phi Alpha, states: "This is a most moving account of the life of this vigorous organization, and it is to the credit of all our far-sighted Cornellians of the past generation that we are indebted. It is a source of pride for all of us who have a hand in things on the campus currently to know that Cornell was the scene of this development. Please convey to all the Officers of the Fraternity my sincere thanks for this volume and advise them that it will De preserved among the permanent archives." This, from the scene of our histofiical beginning, must be most satisfy ing to all Alpha men and it als° creates for each of us a challenge for the future which calls for if dividual and group contributions ld our respective areas of life as worth? as those of the past at Cornell. Fraternally submitted, Charles H. Wesley Historian Alpha Phi Fraternity, InC' continued from page 19

just scads more, with their youngster who enjoyed the reknown Alpha P1" Alpha spirit to the hilt. Alpha Delta Lambda chapter ^ represented at the National C° n ' vention in Washington, D.C, ^ Brothers Thomas W. Doggett and W*1' lace Wilburn, Jr., Aug. 19-24. T^ chapter only regrets that it cannot & present in it entirety to witness tl,e many highlights. Brother William E. Lindsey, Jr.. Associate Editor Sphin*

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W E L C O M E S MALE SCHOLARS j OF CLEVELAND

JOHN AD^MS %

DELTA ALPHA LAMBDA HONORS SCHOLARS IN CLEVELAND |av

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P ea ker, Brother A l' Cc Collins, Ch., Brother Ralph W . Find-

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Twenty-eight of the brightest and most studious boys from the city's public and parochial high schools were brought together and honored. The event was sponsored by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 10602 Magnolia Dr., "to make first-team scholars feel every bit as important as first-team athletes." Boys who led their classmates in grades at 14 high schools were guests at the garden party, along with their parents, school officials and several civic leaders. Active members of the fraternity, who attend Western Reserve University and John Carroll University, set out a roast beef dinner for the 150 guests. The boys were given leather-bound college dictionaries by graduate members of the fraternity who were present.

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float, entitled "Farewell Antiquated Galaxy," was awarded second prize in the Homecoming parade, and for the second consecutive year, our queen has gone on to be elected "Miss South Carolina State College." Projects sponsored by the chapter continued on page 28

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throughout the country, and i" from other parts would c o n i e . he her and Mr. Cannon, too, w n e Minneapolis until after Mr. Cannon's was living. Included a m o n \ „ y , e e retirement whereupon they moved to were Jewel Kelley and Mrs. * Los Angeles in October 1946. About Jewel Callis, Past General rr&*t 10 years later Mr. Cannon passed Rose and Lucius McGhee ** away. Bindley Cyrus, Past Vice P « s Three sons were born of this union, Lloyd Williams and family, 1 0 1 , y S c 0 t t , namely, Raymond W. Miles Oliver and K. Homer. All three became ris. Past Vice President James rf members of Alpha Phi Alpha Frater- former editor of The Sphinx, usew 6 Brown; President Myles A. Pa'S nity while students at the University of Minnesota. In those days Alpha many others. Phi Alpha was not a very large orIn Minneapolis, Mrs. Cannon * » organization. Mrs. Cannon, however, very active in the social, rc»e• saw the need and possibilities of such civic and political affairs of her an organization and the value of it munity. She was the last sunto our young people. She and Mr. member of the first choir ot w- r g6; Cannon readily opened the doors of A.M.E. Church organized m their home to MU Chapter, and many of its meetings were held there. It she served as first president ot was Mrs. Cannon's custom to treat the lis Wheatley Settlement House A ^ , S Brothers to a late supper after the iary, was a member of the Wo organizers and served several meetings, and for those from out of ^ town who sometimes had things a bit as president of the Minneapolis rough, this was quite a delightful ex- day Forum, an organization whic ^ perience. Both Mrs. Cannon and her traded national attention. In the husband did much in various ways to of fraternal endeavor she was further the progress of Alpha Phi Grand Secretary of the Order of Eas Alpha in Minnesota. Sometimes a get- ern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation, Mintogether for the new students would nesota and Jurisdiction. Mrs. Can " be held in their home at the opening was a life long Republican and t0 ^ of the school year. Mrs. Cannon was well known a m o n g A l p h a men an active part in many of the

Another Alpha Mother Passes Away LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Mrs. Mittie Bell Cannon, mother of Past General President Raymond W. Cannon, died recently in Los Angeles, California. She was 93 years and 8 days. Mrs. Cannon was born February 3, 1867 in Northfield, Minnesota. She was the daughter of John Alfred and Mussouri Boone who left Wilmington, North Carolina in 1857 and settled in Minnesota. Her childhood and early life were spent in Northfield where she experienced the rigors and hardships of pioneer and frontier life. Many times she related how, during the Sioux Indian uprising, a band of Sioux Indians roving through the country occupied the front part of their tract of land. After finishing her education and reaching womanhood Mrs. Cannon, then Miss Mittie Belle Boone, went to Minneapolis where she accepted a position as clerk in the office of the Registrar of Deeds of Hennepin County, Minnesota. In this city she met and was married to Mack Oliver Cannon also a member of an old pioneer family. The couple resided in PAGE 24

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her native country of Liberia.

UNCF to Conduct Preliminary Studies °n Scholarship Program for Africans M„._.

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"Since the College Fund was founded in 1944, some 2,000 Africans have been enrolled in UNCF colleges.

_ . n _•..,!.,on in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The Hon. Angie E. Brooks, a graduate of UNCF's Shaw University in Raleigh N. C. is perhaps the only woman in the free world holding the rank ol Assistant Secretary of State. She serves

"We are especially interested in the nations newly emerging from colonial status," Mr. Trent said. "We believe strongly that UNCF colleges can be of continued

on page 28

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Rockrf'n" ^ Founda tati on f t i o n . Implements <; ° , h e Proposed program will sourcl« anCed t h r o u g h Philanthropic UMrp s e P a r a t e from the annual " ^ campaigns. mavWb!teHVer , s c h o l a ^ h i p program p e d for African stu dent. Wl11 • , b°e ' ti n u i n apart from the consch Arrier^ °larship programs for "pu a n students," Mr. Trent said. ln Afric education of a ns a r e Iege F consistent with the Cole d u c a H ? P h i I o s °Phy of extending al a «0a, opportunity on as wide scale as possible. syst " r s t u d y of the secondary school fied , a n d t h e availability of qualia nd ' t u d e n t s will be made in East Afri C a e n t r a l Africa. Discussions with tunitv"/ h a V e '"dicated an opporyilta t, g r e a t e s t service in TanganNva«i a n d a ' Northern Rhodesia and rem u J " M r T r e n t s a i d - " N o CUf " nifjCa ' • Program includes a sigareas

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of th e ' S t F r i c a l l y ' t h e m e mber colleges fluence "_ d ^ ^ h a d a P o w e r f u l in~ b ° t h " t h ° n d e v e l °Pments in Africa, and ~ ° U g h t h e i r African alumni raduates who have t h e r e -M worked ' r . Trent said. "The ernm ent . m ° v c m e n t toward self-govm ;irv • l n "est Africa was given prib ° r r ' I " 1 ? 5 b v D r James Aggrey. d e p e n ." t h e G old Coast, now the ingrey w e n t n a t j on of Ghana. Dr. Agst 0ne a s e d "cated at UNCPs Livinga t Cm, , g e i n Salisbury, N. C , and 0lu mbi a University. Ghan?

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Delta lota Lambda Entertains After Progressive Year By Brother Eirkus Bailes Associate Editor of the Sphinx COLUMBUS, G A — T h e brothers of Delta Iota Lambda climaxed one of the most fruitful and progressive years of the chapter's reign in Alphadom by entertaining their wives, sweethearts, and guests with a gala spring dance at the Masonic Auditorium. The dance was well attended by over 500 persons. The theme of the dance was "An Evening in Paris." The auditorium was beautifully decorated with scenes from the French sidewalk cafes bordering the entire hall. The French poodles and cocktail glasses adorned the bandstand and were embellished by the eloquent phraseology of "UN SOIR A PARIS." Le Tour Eiffel (the Eiffel Tower) stood very boldly, as though it were the original, in the center of the dancing area almost from floor to ceiling. Numerous stars, little ones, big ones, all sizes, were suspended from the ceiling and glittered like shimmering jewels. The decoration was done by the members of Delta lota Lambda with Brothers James Wright serving as Chairman and Donald B. Caldwell

Co - Chairman. The overall general planning of the dance was done under the chairmanship of Brother Harry Vernon with Brothers C. U. Williams and Lorenzo R. Manns serving as CoChairman. During intermission, the members of Delta Iota Lambda were joined by a vast number of out-of-town Alphas in attendance beneath our renowned emblem and sang very harmoniously the Alpha Hymn. Remarked one guest: "That truly reminded me of college days." Miniature boxes of candy were presented to all the ladies as souvenirs. The event was a night to remember and even more so for Neophytes Harry Stevens and Joseph Kendrick who had just crossed the burning sands into Alphadom in April; however, Brother Stevens immediately whisked the rank of neophyte away by attending initiation ceremonies at Albany State College and left Brother Amos Kelly who was preparing a banquet for Brothers Stevens and Kendrick while they were being initiated still a neophyte.

Delta Iota Lambda calls the P frat year a banner year because ^ many achievements and successe . frat 'year of '59 and '60 was spe^ headed under the presidency or D er Sylvester L. Shannon who is F sently on duty with the Armed r in Germany. The year was t e r m i n g under the presidency of Brother L. Lindscy. On Founders' Day, ember 6, we were honored with presence of the Honorable w ^ Joe Clark of Washington D^ our guest speaker. Brother Clar* the position of Assistant to the tant Postmaster General of the States. Brother Clark was i n t r 0 d h o o d by his long-time as well as b * friend Brother Wesley M. " Alpha's proud history was given dynamically and impressively ^ Brother William L. Battle, D , r «f ° Albany State College Off-Camp Center of Columbus. On March 11, I960, the chapter presented the Morehouse College continued on page 31

CHAPTER ENTERTAINS The brothers of Delta lota Lambda, their wives and sweetVernon, Eirkus Bailes and Mrs. Bailes, Troy McCall and hearts from left to right: Melton Lowe and Mrs. Lowe J o s e p h Dorothy Darling, Hen,ry Bynum and Mrs. Rowena ^ a Ha Ste a d e Solon Bryant and Mrs. Sylvester M Sylvester L. Shannon, Joseph n Z M P A ^ ^ a r d 3 n d M r S - H e a r d ' D o ^ d Caldwell and Mrs. Hensley, James h i g h t and Mrs. W r i g h t . es W Whigh Ket A IT le"u L ° A e n Z ° M a n n S ' a n d M - Manns, A m o Se n s-..„.,,, h W n aUnMdU l a t e a arriving rrIvin • .ate w n i i o m L-• B -n a t t i f f f e e [ i ?f, ? g w were e r e William B KeNy and M « . Kelly, C. U. Williams and Mrs. W i l U Mrs. Battle, Lawrence Carter and Mrs. Carter, E. B. Edd.e Lndsey and Mrs. Lindsey, Harry Vernon andI J S and Mrs. Coffee, Wesley M . Thomas and Mrs. Thomas

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Installation Services Held For New Alpha Chapter . BESSEMEN, N.C.—The installation services for Eta Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., of Gastonia, North Carohna was held on Sunday, June 13 at the home of Brother E. D. Wilson. Brother C. L. Blake of Beta Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., of Charlotte, North Carolina performed the installation services. Brother Blake, a thirty-five year Alpha man, hit solidly at the duties of each officer of the chapter. " e said, "I want you to be like a new ship being christened in New Jork one year. This ship was painted from stern to keel and her men were I dressed in lily white attire. She went °"t for sea duty and stayed three weeks and when she returned, her beautiful painted hull was dark and d 'rty. She had been doing her duty and had done it well. Her crew was 1 still dressed in lily white uniforms ar >d made a fine contrast against the dark ship. To the new officers and members of Eta Mu Lambda Chapter, I want you to be like this ship. You are fresh and new now, but after a year 1 °f duty, you should be tattered and

BROTHERS

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Left to right- Brother C. L. Blake (Acting Installation Director) Brothers John F. Moore, Edward S. Geiger, Joel C . Marable, Edgar D. Wilson, Leon McDougle, Jethro R. Henry and Tommy Wellman.

torn, but still carrying on." The officers installed were as follows: Brothers E. D. Wilson, President; Leon McDougle, Vice President; J. C. Marable, Recording Secretary; J. F. Moore, Financial Secretary; J. R. Henry, Treasurer; E. S. Geiger, Chaplain. Other Brothers, A. D. Belton and Tommy Wellmon. continued

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Brother General President Paige presenting the Alpha Phi Alpha Award of Merit Brother Dr. Aaron Brown at the closing Banquet. Standing bes.de Brother Br o w n is Brother Herbert T. Miller, Chairman of Committee on Awards. Kasf General President Belford V. Lawson is seated.

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campaigns. She was a member of the group which organized the Minnesota Urban League. Although severely crippled by arthritis for more than 25 years, Mrs. Cannon refused to permit this to become a handicap to her. She was an avid reader and kept well abreast of current affairs. Because of her fine memory she received frequent requests from writers, students and publishers for historical information pertaining to the early times in Minnesota. With her family she enjoyed a full and happy life. PAGE 27

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UNCF continued

TJMtttm * FXPFP/F/V(£ ADMINISffiAWF P/fOffDI/PE iDAPTABILITY VOP t DEPENDABLE WF OF CMWPFP 'IPIMF • i PFRSONAliry iCFFf? RAT/HG

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help to America in these uncommitted countries. "There is a critical need of trained persons for teaching in primary and secondary education in both East and Central Africa. Equally important is the need to develop trained technicians and professionals against the day these areas assume responsibility for their own technological, economic and social advance. "In the entire area of East Africa there are currently only two universities providing facilities for higher education, Makerere College at Kampala Uganda, and the Royal Technical ColIge at Nairobi, Kenya. The UNCF roster includes 31 fouryear, liberal art colleges, one graduate school and one professional school. All 33 colleges and universities are privately supported and accredited. All but one are located in the South. Some 24,000 students are currently enrolled at UNCF colleges.

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fry 1SIONAL ATWODF -/DM* PRAIRIE

Officers of Beta Delta for the 195960 school year were: President, Obie Pinckney, Jr.; Vice President, Virgil Kelly; Secretary, John McLeod; Editor to the SPHINX, James Fraiser; Chaplain, Melvin Dennis; Treasurer, Nathaniel Gibson; Dean of Pledges, Isiah Sewell; Assistant Dean of Pledges, Robert Beasley; Sergeant - at - Arms', William Davenport; Historian, Samuel Rouse, Parliamentarian, Daniel McGhaney. Our advisor was Brother Henry Robinson, and Miss Mildred Gilmore was Fraternity Queen. The members of Beta Delta remain resolute in their determination to be "first of all, servants of all." With the resultant activities and achievements, we hope to "transcend all." PAGE 28

ALPHAS

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Four Alpha brothers (Epsilon Tau Lambda—Prairie View, Texas) i n c i d e n t l y ^ ^ ^ the principal researchers in a project completed and recently presented ^ the 31st Annual Educational Conference at Prairie View A & M CoNeg • tured in front of charts describing the findings on "Perceptions of ] e x a S ^ School Teachers" are (from left) Brothers Dr. G e o r g e R. Ragland, c M " r r n partment of Sociology; Dr. Curtis A . W o o d , College Information O t t l c e ' l p f , chairman); Dr. George R. Woolfolk, chairman, Department of History; an Jack W . Echols, chairman, department of Education. A

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Mr. Trent and Mr. Raullerson will conduct their studies in Africa from October 8 to November 17. continued from page 23 during the year were as follows- (1 ) Giving wood to needy families during the winter, (2) Initiating a NAACP membership within the chapter, (3) Painting the benches on the front'campus, (4) Aiding in preparing the new Youth Center, and (5) Giving a fiftydollar scholarship to a high school senior.

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Brother W . Barton # 5 H i g h Terrace Montclair, N.J.

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Beatty

Dear Patron: our Our Chapter Formal for the year I960 has been cancelled. It IS , smcer hope that you, who would ordinarily be our guest for this occasi will graciously give up this evening of gaiety in order to offer financj assistance, t o the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Pe°p The fundss which would have been expended for the Formal D an f® will be donated ed to the N A A C P Legal Defense Fund as a symbol ot tn depth of our support on the issue of Civil Rights with special empna on the " S i t - i n " Movement. W e know that you understand our desires on thi S earnest hope that you concur.

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Very truly yours, G E O R G E V. H U G H E S President Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter Wilburn E. Holland, Chairman Public Policy & Publicity Com.

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Tribute Paid John Dancy For Urban League Work you h' S t hhe e l m ee md o r y of the people worth u-^ P that makes it all ^thwhile," John C. Dancy said in utivP A^ U p h i s 4 2 y e a r s as execLeague °r °f t h e D e t r o i t U r b a n Brother . D ancy, 71, was honored ^ridav m K 1 aat t aa ddinner inner in the 8ht She " "A Sheratr, " Epnen D d , 1 , a c H o t e l a t w h i c n R a V Burroughs Corp. presided as4 the the principal speaker. iker. h a S S e r v e d h i sis f fellow e , , o w mman an his ' country,' E ppeerC " mm . u . nit y and. his country," t said of Dancy As he noted pos ed "f Nve ° t e de s t h e audience com8r° > wnites se ativ ntativ°e; „FT?_' - W h i t e s a n d r e P r e ' "This • £ a11 r e l 'g'ons, Dancy said, emocra "WhS cy." Cn l c a m e ago an to Detroit 42 years have K ° C C a s i o n s u c h as this would umhin smiling k a b l e , " he said,

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42 a per^H YEARS spanned which made t '" Detroit Negroes racial ^ m e n d o u s strides in breaking fusing a r r i e r s i n employment and came

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No Truce In Major's War With The Insects

-At Christmas when boys I assisted many years ago to scholarships o r jobs call on me and repeat the thanks, the pride I take in them as my big reward." The testimonial dinner brought out 741 persons representing a cross section of Detroit business, labor and industrial leaders and social workers Chairman of the event was Wilham T. Cosset; honorary chairmen were Mrs. Edsel Ford, K. T. Keller, Mayor Miriani, Charles H. Mahoney and C. E. Wilson. . Brother Dancy has also been actrve in Detroit civic affairs. Member of Alpha Phi Alpha He served 22 years on the Detroit House of Corrections Commission, wa°s on the Parkside Hospital Board. United Community Services Board Governor's Commission on Youth Problems, Metropolitan Area Plan ning Commission, Detroit Symphony Bofrd and Round Table of Chris .an and Jews and United Negro College Fund. . , .. He was voted a citation of Men i„ T ^ b y the Detroit City Council and a Freedom Award by Windsor citizens in 1952. The National Urban League honored him in New York Sept. 8.

GOVERNORS ISLAND, N. Y„ June Major Milton Flemings is probably the only summertime New Yorker who opens his mail every day hoping to find mosquitos. Despite this unique hospitality, Brother Flemings cannot be numbered among the mosquito's allies. As entomologist of the First U. S. Army's Preventive Medicine Section, he spends most of his time plotting the destruction of mosquitos, roaches, ants, flys, and any other insects that might try to find a home in the Army. The insects have a dangerous adversary in Major Flemings—a man with a masters degree in entomology and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of bug-battling methods. A roach whose ancestors have built up a resistance to one insecticide can expect Major Flemings to find a new weakness and a new insecticide to exploit it; a mosquito buzzing without a care over the open plains of Fort Dix is very likely to end up in Major Flemings' mail within the week. Although his job includes studying insects in the laboratory, advising installations on insect control problems, and training insect control teams in bases throughout the First Army area (New York, continued on page 30

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ChHdren "Tho situation8}! t h e years the housing ^her e at l 1i m P r o v e d to the point east money has D _ "~"* the Negro with monev good selecti tion," he said. with the aid of many of droit's leading industrialists and ^ h a n t :s t'ons j 0 ' °Pened up many occupaM 8 ed t0 thC NegT ° - Fred zelENp UKpL JTames Couzens, Prove \ h u M u r P h y helped us imc h ationai ' h o u s i n g and eduP rtUnities f o r Ne °ancy s a ° d ° gr°es'"

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New Jersey, and the New England states), Major Flemings still finds time to write articles for scientific journals, assist civilian authorities, and patiently carry on a long-time battle with the Culiseta melanura — the carrier of encephalitis ("sleeping sickness"). Mosquitos remain Brother Flemings' principal opponents—and the mosquitos of this area have been charted like an enemy army. Insect surveillance and control teams in most of the large First Army installations catch mosquitoes in light traps and mail them to Major Flemings' laboratory. Through studying the number and type of mosquitos, the Major keeps a constant watch on the area's mosquito population. He can predict a change months in advance, and can often advise control measure for an installation hundreds of miles away, before those in the area know a problem exists. Constant study o f m o s q u i t o habits pays

off in an emergency. When the danger of an encephalitis epidemic appeared in N e w Jersey last year, M a j o r F l e m ings went to the A r m y ' s huge t r a i n i n g c a m p at F o r t D i x , located the breeding place of the Culiseta m e l a n u r a (Cedar swamps in the D i x ordance impact area), a n d instituted c o n t r o l measures that reduced the m o s q u i t o p o p u l a t i o n

by ninety percent in a matter of days. The same thoroughness used to destroy the Culiseta melanura in the swamps is used to prevent it in the laboratory. The species has always proved too sensitive to breed in captivity, and Major Flemings is now trying new methods to raise Culiseta melanura for use in virus research. The Major has published an article on the Fort Dix control methods in Mosquito News, the national entomology magazine, and has read papers on his research before the Entomology Society of America and the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association. As one man against almost uncountable mosquitoes, Major Flemings naturally calls on recruits. Army Regulation requires training in insect

BROTHER J . F. DRAKE RECEIVES LIFE MEMBERSHIP ^UNTSVILLE, Alabama—Delta Theta Lambda C h a p t e r presented Dr. J ° f P t l r n e Drake, President of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College .. & a> membership in Alpha Phi Alpha in honor o f his long and outstanding f ]]eqe w President college. President of ^ 71" "of' the " , c <"°ye. Brother oroiner Drake urake began his service as rresiuen. - he 'n

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° the College has grown tremendously in enrolim g + he State of Alabama. It was under the leader v Q e t h a t +he s c h o . ° ' made r h greatest strides toward offering the y ^ tra nm ' 9 s u i f e d for a changing society. Brother Drake holds many other ^ recognitions. H e is a member of the Trustee Board of Talladega Colle san r ce lvin ^. . L .= g ^ •;- membership,, • — « " f n Brother t u r n e r Drake uraKe said, saia, "The Ine heat neaT of OT the mo burning ~~ j . *r\n Alpha ,s still fresh in my memory and it is still f e l t . " Brother Frank E. Lewis » President Delta Theta Lambde made the presentation. S erv '£ e n

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control measures for every battery or company sized unit, and Major Flemings spends two months each year training insect surveillance and control teams. These teams are able to practice elementary insect control and provide information and assistance for Major Flemings when advanced study is necessary. Major Flemings has also been called upon by the New York Department of Health to instruct in its annual insect control course. A veteran of more than seventeen years of Army service, Major Flemings has also served as an insect control

expert in Japan and Korea. Last nion^ his alma mater, Prairie View A , College of Houston, Texas, hono »*!-- «•**«• — Ai.. m ni Certificate 1 'Outstanding Achievement ice.

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Major Flemings lives in Hemp ^ N. Y. with his wife, a teacher i Brooklyn school system and holds a m children. v I I • l\ I I V. I I . Mrs. 1 V 1 1 3 , 1Flemings 1VMU>I^ ters degree from Boston U " i v e jirsityh t e r, and the Flemings' oldest daug ^ Angel, will continue the fa*T11, when ucational traditions next fall she enters Cornell UniversityU

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An Editorial

MARSHALL PRAISES BOB BOOKER AS INSPIRATION' TO NEGROES 'TTLE ROCK. ARk- _^n . „ , h » r R C K iur7"n ° ' y o d Marshall paid tribute to r oBooker thcr M a r s h Robert a 1 ARK.—B 1 « h "0 0 ,Joseph (Bob) fBroth Paid C p h R o b e r t f i o btribute B o o k eto r f or r 'eavinp T •Joseph ( ) ner R o b e r t (_B. ,b ) B , k K„-:.„__ P V v g n M a and an ratio' ° 'ng '" Ia h e r i t & ^ ^ shouM 7 t b M a r s h a l 1 said people Ula

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gave Booker the ° de of having won "the approval the approval of country and the PDr appreciation of man." Brother Marshall counsel isel ffor the —•"""' who WHO is is general general r the for t h National Association Pe 0 D l e e A d v ancement of Colored York ct C a mt 0e dt 0e l Li vi tetrl e o Rn eo c okf f trnoem mNa ei nw funeral o r a t l o n 2ionn R s for Booker at Mt. ° Baptist Church. About 1500 Ne mourners, white and gro die sanctuary upstairs H(.l flr\> "«..wmiu j 111 ' M i n i .' d °wn, the wn, with with many left standing in rear vestibule. If Mlarshaii t0° Utshe° St en e p r e s e n t expected irrinp i occasion for a 0J

After mentioned the heriAit.^r Marshall mentio tage and inspiration left by Booker he asked "but willW we follow? He h e a s k e d >,bUt W ' l na that a n s w e r e d hiS q U e S t n '° L^BoUe "there are many more Bob Bookers

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-Sa PPointV 'd ^ T h S P en eoCt el ^d t h £ y W e f e ° n| y talk eA attorney ing * e d about 10 minutes, speaky ab Ut the tiesofiff ° responsibiliand how them. Booker had faced an A.°k e r Booker, who had been ades haHSai! a t t o r n e y for four dect"iat ha i a d l e d ccivil i v i l rrights i hts ccases ases t'lo n g . A_——v-u " 8 res ,n r e c e n t enteH .I years had repnti **:.0ns 1 the NAACP in several liti8ati Att Attc

yoneew M a r s h a 1 1 remarked that cases but v°WS a b o u t t h e i m P o r t a n t the y U don,t know ot "undr H ° tant f Uny cases not im to y b oud ° P°r•ittle N, ep y except for the poor gro involved."

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Booker was also f l o S ' z e d b y n f f Guy, pastor of the church. Dr. J. FT.Kelley cba ofn the Board Kelley, chairman of Trustees of Arkansas Baptist College, of which Booker's father was president for 40 years; and Bishop O. L. Sherman, presiding bishop of the 12th Episcopal District of the A M E - Methodist Church. Brother

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Booker was the Brother of Dr. Water Booker, Past Vice President of Alpha Phi Alpha. Several Little Rock judges and attorneys were among the honorary pallbearers and a "umber of other attorneys and court officiate were in attendance. Active pallbearers were W. L J a r rett, Charles Hicks, Albert Ruther ford Emmett Jackson, Johr' Harston S. J. Quinney, Fred C. Boyd and Vircel Preyer. Burial was at Haven of Rest Cemetery under direct.on of Dubisson Co. Survivors include three brothers W. A. Booker of Chicago, Dr Walter M Booker of Washington and James £ Booker of Little Mrs Mattie B^ P ^ r y ^ sisters, Chicago and Mrs. «-• o. Tulsa. continued from page 26

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Sa d resLo? ' Booker "always had PCCt o f t h e ^d*e aand ?' the ••l»»yer on the other n * a s hon ' k ? d l h c j-dge. because he ' ••^T:bh" H e s a l d » « * « • ^

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Club in concert under the d i r e c t ^ of Brother Wendell Whalun, The brothers and their wives and^swe* hearts entertained Brotner w a S ^ g r o a p w f a r e ^ o n a t ^ „ „ ru,Z .,ftcr the concert, ine con

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. H ' 4 „ „ „ < ! . The chapter's °™ ,"*£Zt% presented to Leonard scholarship was v—"" f >60 Class »Russ, MutaToran Salutatonan O' of t"h»e ^ ^ . R° u 's °s of the Spencer High S c b o o ' - . T c i e n c e ranked in the 97 percent le in Science on the Iowa Achievement Test He plans to study engineering at Caracye T«-h The scholarship was named tne S f r g e F. R ^ r s , Jr. Scholarship in

honor of our beloved Brother Dr. Rivers who passed into Omega Chapter during the year that the scholarship was presented. In addition to the aforementioned activities, our chapter made liberal contributions to many worthwhile organizations. The Alphas also sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt for all children of the area. At each frat meeting before the business session began, current topics of interest were discussed with our good Brother Henry H. Bynum serving as leader. After our fiscal frat year ended on May 31, 1960 a number of our brothers took off for places of study and resort.

Splendor, Obligations, Ideals KNOXVILLE, T E N N E S S E E — O n the beautiful campus of Knoxville College is found another outstanding chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. Gamma Omicron Chapter, only a link in the great chain of Alpha, but a strong link of splendor, honorable obligation, cherished loyalty to the higher ideals of ethical values and a sanction for the eternal varieties of manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind. Since the spring of 1947 Gamma Omicron has functioned at Knoxville College. The Brothers sincerely rejoice in the glory of the success of their chapter. It is now one of the outstanding chapters in the Southern Region. The brothers of Gamma Omicron deserve a degree of honor for their display of the "Alpha Spirit" and loyalty. The brothers' success of Gamma Omicron may be told through the following brief accounts of the brothers and the chapter activities. September and the fall semester brought a reunion of 16 enthusiastic brothers. Under the leadership of their president Brother John E. Lee, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Gamma Omicron is anticipating another fine year both academically, (Gamma Omicron has the highest average of the fraternities on campus), and in achievements. The calendar of activities for the continued

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BETA BROTHER ADDRESSES C O N V E N T I O N c L brother Roy Schneider In pomp and splendor, addresses deleattentively are Brothers Aaron Brown, Kenneth Hall, <*>" gates and tnends dur.ng the General Convention. Listening President Paige and President-Elect Hale. _ R

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year 1960-61 will be similar to the previous year and is outlined as follows: 1. Annual Rush Activity. Last year's "Mixer" enlightened and stimulated the interest of 20 new Sphinxmen. 2. Homecoming A c t i v i t y . last year Gamma Omicron won first prize for the most decorative float and lawn display. 3. Fall Probation. Last year, three new Alpha men were made. This twenty. 4. Annual Alpha Phi Alpha vs. Faculty Basketball game. 5. R e p r e s e n t a t i o n at State Regional, and National Convention. 6. Annual Alpha Coronation and Ball. Annually the Alpha Ball is the outstanding social event of the year. 7. "This is Your Life" Program. A similation of the television program wherein an outstanding individual is honored and his life story presented. All the brothers are dedicated to the work and success of this program. 8. Annual Alpha Scholarship. 9. United Negro College Donation. Brothers of G amma Omicron are truly men of Alpha in that scholarship, leadership, and sincere fraternal PAGE 32

spirit prevails throughout the chapter. The brothers are extremely proud of Garmon Moore, who was chapter president for two years. Brother Moore, a senior Biology student, is outstanding in his academic achievements. He is now serving as treasurer. Other officers include: Brother Raymond D. Melton, Vice president; Joseph Saundle, recording secretary; Preston Ford, corresponding secretary; Clarence Pegues, Dean of Pledges; Alfred Bailey, Advisor. Brothers are: Donald Cunningham. Clarence Frazier, Carl Jones, James Jones, Gilford MeKitric, James Myrick, Jefferson Owens, John Peterson. Ralph Ross, and Bernard Ward. The "Sweetheart" of Alpha Phi Alpha is Miss Minnie Bobbitt of Somerset, Kentucky; her court: Miss Wanda Watson of New York City, and Miss Terrlee Frazier of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The brothers of Gamma Omicron are proud to be among the 25,000 men who have seen the light of Alpha Phi Alpha as it encourages and fosters manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind. Brother Clarence Frazier Associate Editor-to-the-Sphinx

Give To The United Appeal in Your Community

Inspired Poems DedicatedI * Alpha Phi Alpha Fratern, y By Brother Levi T. Tanksley TO YOU On your breast I place my • '"• The symbol of A-Phi-A: And no other love I set to w» For I make you mine today. So, wear the Pin proud and w That all of our friends can see You're a sweetheart of trie and Gold of my dear FraternityFRATERNITY SONG Singing our songs of Alpha. Botherhood extends to att. Pledging ourselves to Aipn<. We are servants of the call. The Black and Gold, our prc^P high— The Jewels to light our way The mystic Sphinx a symbol Of the things we wish to say Singing our songs of Alpn . ALPHA! we love you.

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Speakers included ° ' Un ivef Nygrcen, a dean at Kent M'» c f. sity; Alva R. Dittrick, assistant s F ^ intendent of Cleveland scno° • ^e Ralph W. Findley, president ^ School Board. Findley joined " ^ ternity in his student days a State University. . :ntroAmong the Alpha Phi alumm duced were Common Pleas ^ Perry B. Jackson and William • Knight, assistant city law directo • Stan Piekarski, 4515 Pearse: top graduate at South High next ^ | f spoke for the young guests, about o f t h e m J a n u a r y g r a d uates. T H E

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