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VOLUME XLVII

DECEMBER, 1961

NUMBER 4

BROTHER LESTER B. GRANGER, General Convention Banquet Speaker Louisville, Kentucky, December 26-30, 1961


This is Volume 46 Number 4 December, 1961 The volume number is misprinted on the cover and the title page


ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, Inc. DIRECTORY FOR THE YEAR 1961-62 G e n e r a l President: W I L L I A M H . H A L E , Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma Eastern Vice President: A L F R E D C . FENTRESS, 956 Marshall Avenue, 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. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, California Southwestern Vice

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O M I C R O N LAMBDA ALPHA Austin D. Lane, P.O. Bon 333 Howard University, Washington, D.C. O M I C R O N LAMBDA BETA (Inactive) University of Illinois, Champaign, llinois

UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS: ALPHA—Dr. G. Alex Galvin, 401 W . State St., Ithaca, New York 2. BETA—Nathan E. Bevans, Box 347, Carver Hall, Howard University, 211 Elm St., N.W., Washton I, D.C. Union 3. GAMMA—Thomas Crawford, Virginia University, Richmond 20, Virginia 4. DELTA—Charles M. Russell, 705-A Thompson St., Austin 2, Texas . 5. EPSILON—DeWitt Dykes, 208 Tyler House, Uni. versify of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 6. ZETA—(Inactive) Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 7. ETA— Ernesf Jackson, 460 Ouincy St., Brooklyn, New York 8. THETA—Thomas J . Burrell, 715? St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 9. IOTA—Mr. Haiel L. Moore Morris Brown College, Atlanta 14, Georgia 10. KAPPA—Kenneth Bland, 1090 Leona Ave., Columbus 3, Ohio I I . MU—Albert C. Durrand, 1009 Carroll Ave., St. Paul 4, Minnesota 12. NU—Howard Kent, P.O. Box 333, Lincoln University, Pa. ,, . 13. XI—Stanley W. Lowe, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio 14. OMICRON—Harry K. Parker, 1323 Oberlin St., Pittsburgh 6, Pa. 15. p|_Albert D. Clements, 10212 South Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 16 RHO—R. Allan Durrant, 40 West Upsal St., Philadelphia 19, Pa. 17. SIGMA— Herman Hemingway, 72 Hutchings St., Dorchester, Mass. IS. TAU—-terling Williams, 1108 W . California St., Urbana, Illinois 19. UPSILON—George G . Buford, 1014 Mississippi St., Lawrence, Kansas 20 PHI—John R. Brown, 6 Church St., Athens Ohio 21. CHI—Charles E. Watson, 1222 Jefferson St., Nashville 8, Tennessee 22 PSI—Charles Duncan, 1543 N. 19th St., Philadelphia 27, Pa. 23 ALPHA ALPHA—Charles Wilkins. 904 Mound St., Cincinnati, Ohio 24 ALPHA BETA—Joseph Durant, Talladega College Talladega, Alabama 25. ALPHA G A M M A — (Inactive) Providence, R.I. ALPHA DELTA—Donald Armstrong, 2231 W . 31st 26 St., Los Angeles, California ALPHA EPSILON, Eurael E. Bell, 1528 Ashby, Berkeley 3. California I.

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Oklahoma Midwestern Vice President: S T E N S O N E. B R O A D D U S , Box N o . 2 5 1 , H a r r o d Creek, 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 , U t i c a Mississippi G e n e r a l Secretary: L A U R E N C E T. Y O U N G , 4432 South Parkway, C h i c a g o , Illinois G e n e r a l Treasurer: M E R E D I T H G . F E R G U S O N , 354 4th Avenue, N o r t h Nashville, Tennessee G e n e r a l Counsel: W I L L I A M H . B R O W N , I I I C o m . Trust Building, 15th Floor, 16 S. Broad Street,

UNDERGRADUATE Myles A . Paige, N.Y.

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Howard G. Hicks, 330 Gore Hall, West Virginia State College, Institute, West Virginia ALPHA ETA—Osborne Shannon, 5859-A Terry Ave., St. Louis 12, Missouri ALPHA THETA—(Inactive) Iowa City, Iowa ALPHA IOTA—Leon O. Lewis, 3065 Monroe St., Denver 5. Colorado ALPHA KAPPA—(Inactive) Boston, Mass. ALPHA MU—Thomas M. Harding, 1717 Greenwood Ave., Evanston, Illinois ALPHA NU—(Inactive) DesMoines, Iowa ALPHA XI—(Inactive) Seattle. Washington ALPHA OMICRON—James L. Allen, Johnson C Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina ALPHA PI—(Inactive) Louisville Kentucky ALPHA RHO—Melvin D. Smith, Morehouse College, Atlanta 14, Georgia ALPHA SIGMA—Herman L. Totten, Coe H a l l Wiley College, Marshall, Texas ALPHA TAU—David J. Wilson, 785 Bellevue Ave., Akron 7, Ohio ALPHA UPSILON—Clisson M. Woods. 5050 Cass, Wayne State University, Box 9, Detroit 2, Michigan ALPHA PHI—James L. Benton, Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia 162, Fisk ALPHA CHI—Quentin T. Smith, I University, Nashville 8, Tennessee ALPHA PS!—William H. Gibson, Tull Hall, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri BETA ALPHA—Ishmael A. Meyers, Morgan State College, Baltimore, Maryland BETA BETA—(Inactive) Omaha, Nebraska BETA GAMMA—James E. Fitzpatrick, Jr., Box 2608, Virginia State College, Petersburg, Va. BETA DELTA—John K. McLeod, 404 Treadwell St., N.E., Orangeburg, South Carolina BETA EPSILON—Cleveland M. Black, Box 110, Cooper Hall, A and T College, Greensboro, North Carolina BETA ZETA—William H. Hager— Butler Hall, State Teacher's College, Elizabeth City, North Carolina BETA ETA—John S. Holmes, 209 E. Walnut St., Carbondale, Illinois BETA THETA—Rev. C. Anderson Davis, 200 Jones St., Bluefield, W . Va. BETA IOTA—Ralph Harris, 857 Camel St., W i n . ston Salem, North Carolina BETA KAPPA—Earnest Parker, Box 154, Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma BETA MU—Edward D. Snorton, McCull in Hall, Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Ky. BETA NU—Percy Goodman, Box 281, Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Florida BETA XI—Sammie Fields, Jr., 2308 Shasta Ave., Memphis 8, Tennessee BETA OMICRON—Herman L. Reese, Box 617 Student Union Bldg., Tennessee State University, Nashville 8, Tennessee BETA PI—Freddie Simpson, Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee

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BETA RHO—Paul Hamilton, Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina BETA SIGMA—Clyde C. Tidwell, Box 9929, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. BETA TAU—(inact.ve) New Orleans, La. BETA UPSILON—Melvis L. Marshall, Alabama State College, Montgomery, Alabama BETA PHI—Thomas Greene, Box 288, Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana BETA CHI—Charles E. Nesbitt, Philander Smith College Little Rock, Arkansas BETA PSI—(Inactive) London, England G A M M A ALPHA—Mr. Pearlie Henderson, Texas College, Tyler, Texas G A M M A BETA—Carl E. High, 707 Pickeft St., Durham. North Carolina G A M M A GAMMA—John Boyd, Jr., Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina G A M M A DELTA—Willie F. Griffin, Box 4098, A M & N College, Pine Bluff, Arkansas G A M M A EPSILON—(Inactive) Madison, Wis. G A M M A ZETA—David T h r a s h e r , Ft. Valley State College, Fort Valley, Georgia G A M M A ETA Roger W . Perry, Foresf Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana G A M M A THETA—(Inactive) Dayton, Ohio G A M M A IOTA—Wilmer Grant, Jr., Box 56, Harkness Hall, Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia G A M M A KAPPA—Bruce Payne, Miles College, Birmingham 8, Alabama G A M M A MU—James F. Morrison, Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina G A M M A NU—Ishmael R. Johnson, Jr., 17 East Sheldon Park, Natronka Heights, Pa. G A M M A XI—(Inactive) Los Angeles, Calif. G A M M A OMICRON—Preston Ford, Knoxvill. College, Knoxville 16, Tennessee G A M M A PI—Robert C. Gordon, Benedict College Columbia, South Carolina G A M M A RHO—Emory T. Turner, 363 S.E. Cary Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. G A M M A SIGMA—Phillip Sadler, Jr., Delaware State College, Dover, Delaware G A M M A TAU—David Wynn, 1574 F Spartan Village, East Lansing 2 Michigan G A M M A UPSILON—William Richard, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi G A M M A PHI—Mr. Jewel Williams, Box 172, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama G A M M A CHI—Thurman Garrett, 1706 S. Broadway, Pittsburgh, Kansas G A M M A PSI—Charles A. Haywood, 316 Hill t.. Raleigh, North Carolina DELTA ALPHA—Charles A. Lighty, Claflin College, Orangeburg, South Carolina DELTA BETA—George W . Smith, BefhuneCookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida DELTA GAMMA—William Mayweather, Alabama A and M College, Normal, Alabama DELTA DELTA—Ernest Strawter, Albany State College, Albany, Georgia DELTA EPSILON—Ronald G. Woodbeck, 272 Purdy St., Buffalo 8, New York DELTA ZETA—(Inactive) Savannah, Ga. DELTA ETA—Amos E. Hagins, Savannah State College, Savannah, Ga. DELTA THETA—Willard D. McCleary, 3433 Bini St., Houston 4, Texas DELTA IOTA—(Inactive) Trenton, New Jersey DELTA KAPPA—Willie Jackson, Alcorn A » M College, Lorman, Mississippi DELTA MU—(Inactive) Wichita. Kansas DELTA NU—Wayne Reed, 2000 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 13, M d . DELTA XI, Charles Wilkins, Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio DELTA OMICRON—Robert P. Ford, 981 Haight St., San Francisco, California DELTA PI—Robert E. Barksdale, 5553 Westminister Ave., Philadelphia 31, Pa. DELTA RHO—Edward T. Diamond, Jr., 3008 E. E. 25th r t . , Kansas City 27, Mo. DELTA SIGMA—Levator Boyd, Box 244, G a m bling College, Grambling, Lousiana DELTA TAU—Kenneth Wright, St. Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Va. DELTA UPSILON—William A. Burke. 30? Elliott Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio DELTA PHI—Arthur L. Williams, Box 7149, Jackson State College, Jackson, Mississippi DELTA CHI—Van W . Lewis, 36 Hopkinson Ave., Brooklyn 33. New York DELTA PSI—Samuel W . Lewis, Florida Normal College, St. Augustine, Florida EPSILON ALPHA—Eiekiel Smith, 713 Johnson Ave., Toledo, Ohio EPSILON BETA—Clarence D Johnson, 2494 S. Lilly Ave., Fresno, California EPSILON GAMMA—Ernest R Gipson, Bishop College. Marshall, Texas EPSILON DELTA—Clarence W . Mixon, Rt. 2 Box 59, Kent, Ohio EPSILON EPSILON—Aloma J. Poindexter, 29-D University Courts, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma EPSILON ZETA—Eugene R. Hunter, Fayetteville State Teachers College, Fayetteville, N.C. EPSILON ETA—Perry Jones, 184 Pierce Hall, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich. EPSILON THETA—Elbert Smith, 760 E. 92nd St., Cleveland. Ohio EPSILON IOTA—Emanuel M. McKinne, Jr., 143 Brackenridge Hall, University of Texas, Austin 18 Texas EPSILON KAPPA—William L. Orton, 212 No. Goodwin, Peoria, Illinois


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General Convention Banquet Speaker Feted NEW YORK—Nearly 1,000 persons from all walks of life—from virtually every strata of social, economic, religious and political phases of the American community—joined this week in a celebration given in honor of Lester B. Granger on the occasion of his retirement (October 1) as Executive Director of the National Urban League. State and civic leaders, chieftains of both major political parties, heads of business, industry, labor and fraternal groups were included among those who over the years have looked to Mr. Granger not only as an outstanding international figure in the field of community service but also as a friend, and who rousingly acclaimed the tributes paid him by such notables as Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, Mayor Robert F. Wagner and Attorney General Louis J. Lefkowitz, who spoke at a luncheon that packed the main ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, on October 8, 1961. Theodore W. Kheel, the League's past president, served as master of ceremonies. Governor Rockefeller characterized the many years of effort and dedication by Mr. Granger, in leading and directing the Urban Leagues nation-wide endeavors in behalf of city-dwelling Negroes, as having "awakened the conscience of America to the issues of racial inequities." "He has done more than any other American to open the doors of opportunity," Governor Rockefeller said. "None of us can hold up our heads until we have brought full equal opportunity to all Americans." Mayor Wagner cited the vital roles in the furthering of human relationship that have been played by Mr. Granger, such as the ending of segregation in the armed forces and in the DECEMBER, 1961

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placement of hundreds of thousands of Negroes in skilled jobs, decent housing and education facilities, saying: "No other man has done so much toward helping to eradicate forever from the American scene our sorry heritage of segregation, discrimination and exploitation." Mr. Lewkowitz praised the work of Mr. Granger as "a living symbol of equality as an inherent right, not one to be granted on racial, religious or partisan bases" but to be gained instead through "a crusade that must be never-ending among Americans of good will." Mr. Granger, preceptibly and deeply touched as he rose to respond, delivered one of the most notable addresses of his long career. All present were silently aware of the struggle with emotions within their chief as he addressed them for the last time in the capacity of leadership from which he has just stepped aside. He said that the fight for civil rights is now "in process of being won, on the basis of strategic victories recorded on battlegrounds from which the American people can never re-

NUMBER 4 treat," but he cautioned also that the battle is "only beginning." He viewed the future as "grim . . . less because of the problems that face us than because of the attitude of the American people toward those problems," and warned that "movement cannot become progress" until it is "fast enough to meet the needs of the times." In looking further toward the future of the League's responsibilities, Mr. Granger admonished those who had assembled to pay homage to the years of leadership he personifies to take note of what he regards as dangerous areas of "isolation" that exist in the popular concept of community relations. He said: "Here is the isolation that is to be found in loss of incentives, in loss of confidence that the American way leads to anything but frustration and defeat for the person of dark complexion. "I think that all of us understand that the resources we can amass in the decades to come will be scarcely enough to enable us to keep abreast of the problem that has been neglected over-long. It is a problem now growing by leaps and bounds in every area of these United States. I know from my familiarity with the thinking of my successor, Whitney Young, that the Urban League recognizes this as its Continued on page 6

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From The Desk of The General Secretary Brother Laurence T. Young Brothers: GENERAL CONVENTION: The 55th Anniversary Convention will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, December 26th-30th, 1961, with General Headquarters at the Sheraton-Seelbach Hotel, Fourth and Walnut Streets, Louisville, Kentucky.

G A M M A PHI ELECTS M A N O F THE M O N T H TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE, A L A B A M A — April 8, 1961. In the newly instituted program to honor outstanding young men at Tuskegee Institute, Gamma Phi elected Craig Dexter as the Man of the Month for April 1961. Mr. Dexter, the first honoree, is a freshman in education from Mobile, Alabama, who serves as president of the Freshman Class and participates in numerous campus activities as well as being an honor student. Brother I. Andre Edwards, chapter advisor, (left) makes the presentation while Brother Aubrey McAlpine, chairman, (right) awards committee looks on. Brother Marvin Cannon is Chapter president.

S T A N D A R D I Z E D PIN—Again, notice to all chapters that the official pin-badge has been standardized, the price is $11.02 for the five (5) pearls and two (2) whole genuine onyxs; and $30.50 for the five (5) .01 carat diamonds and two (2) whole genuine onyxs THESE ARE THE ONLY TYPE PINS AUTHORIZED AWARDS TO BE MADE AT THE CONVENTION: Undegraduate Chapter Achievement; Graduate chapter Achievement; outstanding undergraduate brother; Alpha Award of Merit; and Alpha Award of Honor. RECOMMENDATION COMMITTEE: The Chairman of the Committee on Recommendations is Brother Lawrence S. Lackey, 525 Visger Avenue, Ecorse 29, Michigan. The GENERAL SECRETARY is processing amendments to the Constitution as submitted to date, by various chapters and brothers. The chapters will be duly circularized within the prescribed 30 days of the Convention, so they may have an opportunity to consider and take action on same, before presentation on the Convention floor. REPORTS OF GENERAL OFFICERS: All General Officers, and Committee Chairmen, from whom annual reports are required, will have same mimeographed and mailed to Brother Frank L. Stanley, Sr., P. O. Box # 1 5 5 8 , Louisville, Kentucky, by or before December 15th, 1961. Approximately 700 copies will be required. These reports will be placed in the brother's kits for distribution at registration, so as to avoid confusion in distribution on the Convention floor.

BROTHER ROBERT F. CUSTIS Convention Floor Leader

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BEEN MAILED to Brothers holding 1961 pass cards. If you have failed to receive one, please notify us at once. We have at National Headquarters 66 ballots which have been returned for IMPROPER ADDRESSES, and 78 ballots which have not been mailed, due to LACK OF ADDRESS OF ANY SORT. This is a mail ballot election, and no ballot will be considered valid which is not in the post office box in Louisville, Kentucky, by December 26, 1961. AUDITOR: In the "Rumpus Room" of the Auditor will be found this inscription: THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED BY THE HUSBAND IN THIS HOUSE, ARE NOT N E C E S S A R I L Y THOSE OF THE M A N A G E MENT." GRAND TAX: If I could, I would like to draw you a picture of the brothers who are running away from MR. PENALTY. They do not want any part of him. The running brothers know that it is sound business to go to the chapter meeting and pay local and NATIONAL dues before MR. PENALTY (10%) overtakes them. MR. PENALTY is due NOVEMBER 16, 1961 and of course he employs many shrewd and cunning tactics to accomplish his objectives. PLEASE GET YOUR G R A N D TAXES FOR 1962 to National Headquarters by or before NOVEMBER 15, 1961. That almost sounds like Income Tax dead line, and it is almost as important. So many brothers take care of their chapter business with the usual dispatch EVERY YEAR. MR. PENALTY refuses to waste time on them because he knows those brothers cannot be influenced nor intimidated. WHICH OF THESE BROTHERS ARE YOU? CONVENTION SECRETARY: It is regrettable that Brother Burt A. Mayberry will not be seen on the Convention Floor this year, busying himself about Administrative offices and Continued on next page THE SPHINX


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Continued from page 1 the floor,"—due to physical incapacity (sheer exhaustion). We will miss him, and wish for him a continued useful life. DELTA GAMMA LAMBDA (Cincinnati, Ohio): Can proudly boast of at least the following named brothers who have been active in Alpha Phi Alpha for OVER thirty years: Brothers CHARLES N. CARROLL, JOHN W. FLEMING, WILLIAM N. LOVELACE, JAMES C. RANDOLPH, WILLIS C. WEATHERLY, BRAXTON F. CANN, SR., FERDINAND D. WILLIAMS, H. J. WILSON, H. HANNIBAL HULL, AND WILLIAM McCALEB. We know there are many more throughout and Country, but we just "happened" upon those during a recent research project relative to MidWestern chapters. GENERAL CONVENTION: The General President is looking forward to seeing at least two delegates, and/or representatives from each of our 287 chapters, in Louisville, Kentucky December 26-30, 1961. Also give an "assist" to the General Convention Chairman, Brother Frank L. Stanley, show him our appreciation for his efforts by being in attendance. BISHOP COLLEGE: (Epsilon Gamma): It is to be noted that Epsilon Gamma, located on the campus of BISHOP COLLEGE, has moved to DALLAS, TEXAS. Send them a word of congratulations, a beautiful indeed, at Simpson-Stuart Road, Dallas, Brother Ernest R. Gipson. MISCELLANEOUS We welcome back into the fold Gamma Delta Lambda Chapter, Beckley, West Virginia—from its seige of inactivity. Congratulations to Brother Martin K. Austin. You will receive in the next week or ten days a folder containing CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS to be considered by your Chapter, before presentation on the Convention floor at the General Convention in Louisville, Kentucky next month. Again, you are urged to return to NATIONAL H E A D Q U A R T E R S , your CHAPTER DIRECTORY, your DELEGATES' CREDENTIALS and the list of brothers to be transferred to OMEGA CHAPTER. Why not keep the General Secretary's office supplied with a correct mailing address of each brother in the chapter? DECEMBER, 1961

General President William Hale Requests Your Presence Dear Alpha Brothers: December 26-30, 1961, will be a hith point in the life of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity when Brothers from all over the country gather in Louisville. Kentucky, for the celebration of our Fifty-fith Anniversary. It is my hope that I will be able to meet a i d greet no fewer than 1000 men who proudly answer to the name Alpha. Our theme for the Convention. D E M O C R A C Y ' S F U L F I L L M E N T : OUR C O N T I N U I N G C H A L L E N G E , is designed to focus attention on the fact that though much progress in human relations has been made since our founding in 1906. much remains to be done. Students of the social scene are aware of the addition of a new dimension to the struggle as we move in the newer frontiers of the mind and of the spirit. The task will not become easier, it will become more difficult as we direct our attack at ignorance and lethargy, subtle enemies within the ranks of our people, as well as toward the other-directed prejudice and misunderstandings which have always retarded our progress.

Wt ' this is indeed a great time to be alive for now as never before we have it within our power to help make a better world. If true democracy is to come to our country it will be because the people of this nation, including ourselves, really want it and are willing to work together for its achievement. In this spirit then let us come together in the beautiful City of Louisville, renew our fellowship, obtain the spiritual undergirding which flows from an association of strong men and enjoy the gracious living so well prepared for us by our Brothers of Kentucky. I have just returned from Louisville where I had opportunity to participate in a discus sion of convention plans. 1 am convinced that this convention will make a new and important milestone in our career. Family people will be interested to know that detailed arrangements are being worked out for the youngsters. This includes registering them with badges, movies, tours, a fashion show, a skating party and junior balls. It is an experience that our children will long remember. On the program side we are to be addressed by a number of outstanding Brothers. Elmer C. Jackson, Immediate Past President of the National Bar Association, will deliver the Keynote Address. At the Undergraduate Luncheon, we will hear the Fraternal Address delivered by Brother John O. Blanton, long time, loyal Alpha man and outstanding senior citizen of Louisville. The Undergraduate Address at the luncheon will be given by Brother Hamilton Earl Holmes, one of the first of our race to enter The University of Georgia. Delivering the Undergraduate Address at the formal banquet will be Billy Joe Snoddy, high-ranking honor student a r d crack football star from Langston University. For the Main Address at the banquet, we will have Lester B. Granger who is just rounding out a brilliant career as Executive Director of the National Urban League and beginning his tenure as President of the International Conference of Social Work. Brother Jewel Henry A. Callis will talk with us from his wealth of experience as he delivers the Founders' Address. We have not had final confirmation on the speaker for our Public Meeting, but you may he assured he will be an outstanding personage with a vital message for us and our times. Some of the topics which we will discuss include: (1) Our own conception of democracy within our own ranks. (2) A redistricting of our regions. (3) The tenure of the General President. (4) The housing program. (5) National Headquarters. (6) Employment of an assistant general secretary as a field operative. (7) The improvement of undergraduate scholarship. (8) Alpha's role in helping achieve our national purpose of full citizenship for all. The speeches will be limited in time, officers reports are to be written and distributed with brief oral statements to be made on their recommendations and the sessions will begin and end on time. This will be a working convention, but an exciting one and we should all be there to participate in it and enjoy it. Let's talk it up with all the Brothers we meet and be sure that this letter is read in its entirety to your chapter. Sincerely and fraternally William H. Hale General President

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M u Chapter Presents Spring Formal MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.—Mu Chapter reached its zenith during Spring Quarter of 1961 when the fraternity had their Annual Spring Formal in the Student Union at the University of Minnesota. The dance was the first social function that the newly reactivated Mu Chapter presented as Alphamen. Eighteen pledges crossed the burning sands on May 20, 1961 (the largest in the history of the chapter) the first group to go over since the chapter went inactive in 1956. The formal was very successful, mark the highlight of the year. The dance was preceded by a banquet held in honor of the neophytes. The new brothers and their dates were the guest of the grad chapter, Gamma Xi Lambda; which is fifty members strong and are very active in the twin cities. President George Brooks made a speech on "Moral Characters" and "What it means to be an Alpha." President Rufus Webster of Gamma Xi Lambda was in charge of ceremonies and Louis Vale one of the original charter members of Mu Chapter was the guest speaker. Brother John Patton, Historical Chairman of Gamma Xi Lambda, read the history of the chapter. Immediately following the banquet was the dance on the ballroom floor in the student union, especially decorated with black and gold background and the Alpha symbol overlooking the ballroom floor. Outstanding features that crowned the evening was the grand march of all the brothers, grad and undergrad. The march began by calling the years in succession and each brother would march to the dance floor and begin to waltz. Leading the procession was Louis Vale, one of the two living members of the chapter which was established in 1912; the other living member is Raymond W. Cannon, now residing in California. The new brothers were the last to take the floor mixing the old with the new in true Alpha tradition. Our sister sorority Eta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, contributing to the gala event, sang their hymn in a charming mixture of feminine voices. Following the Alpha trend and fraternal spirit, we sang our hymn to end a great Alpha affair. Brother Carl Eller Associate Editor of the Sphinx PAGE 4

MINNESOTA'S MU CHAPTER Front Row: left to right—Brother Isaac Johnson; Chaplain, Jay B. Sharp, Harold Payne; Dean of pledges, Leonard Davis; vice pres., Walter Jones. Second Row: Brothers Earl Roles, Sandy Stevens; treas., Levi Young, Robert McNeil; Director of Education. Third Row: Brothers Roland Mud; Co-director of Athletics, Bill Munsey; Sgt. of Arms, James Beard, James Allison; Historian. Fourth Row: Brothers Kirk Hayes; Corresponding Sec, Darryl Alsbrook, Recording Sec. Fifth Row: Brothers George Brooks; President, Carl Eller; Ass. Editor of the Sphinx, Bobby Bell; Co-director Athletics.

Epsilon Tau Lambda Chapter Sponsors Elaborate Founders' Day Activities By Brother A. T. Kynard, Associate Editor of the Sphinx HEMPSTEAD, TEXAS—The date The neophyte Brothers, inducted was Saturday, early December, 1960. into Alpha last May, were presented The place was the beautiful home of by Brother John Murphy. They are Brother and Mrs. L. C. MacMillan. Brothers Samuel Douglas, George The participants in the Founders' Day Kelly, and James Payne. activities were the Alpha Brothers, Two special features were among their wives and sweethearts of Prairie the highlights of the informal program. View A. & M. College and ComThe first was an address by Brother munity. Dr. Ronald J. Rousseve entitled "A The informal program began with Profile of Alpha: Past, Present, and Brother G. E. Higgs extending a word Future" (see below). The second was of welcome to the Alpha Brothers the presentation of the Chapter's Cerand their "Alphabetters." The occatificate of Merit to Brother Alfred sion or purpose of the meeting was explained by Brother E. K. Jones, T. Kynard. This recognition was beChairman of the Committee respon- stowed upon Brother Kynard for his recent accomplishments in the field sible for planning the program. In of education and research. Brother addition to his words of tribute to Kynard was instrumental in developthe founding Jewels, Brother Jones ing a checklist useful to administragave special recognition to Alpha wives and sweethearts for their un- tors of industrial education in determining the value of work experience wavering support in behalf of the goals of Alpha. Later in the program a spe- for new trade and industrial teachers. cial tribute was made to the ladies For this contribution to education, (Alphabettes) by Brother James Payne. Brother Kynard was awarded the Brother H. R. Turner thrilled every- Doctor of Education Degree by the University of California, Los Angeles. one with an oral reading of "God Continued on page 11 Give Us Men." THE SPHINX


General President's 1961 Individual and Committee Appointments INDIVIDUAL APPOINTEES Comptroller: Kermit J. Hall 5000 Woodland Avenue. Philadelphia 43. Pa.

Auditor: W. D. Hawkins, Jr. Fisk University, Nashville. Tennessee Convention Chaplain: Richard T. S. Brown 1717 Herr Street, Harrisburg. Pa. J. Clinton Hoggard 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1910 New York City 27, New York Convention Parliamentarian: O. Wilson Winters 28 Curren Arcade, Norristown. Pennsylvania Convention Sergeants-at-Arms Fred Atwater 2181 Madison Ave., New York City. N.Y.

Frankie Dee 421 West 141st St., New York City, N.Y. STANDING OR SPECIAL COMMITTEE Finance Committee M. G. Ferguson 345 - 4th Avenue, North Nashville, Tennessee Kermit J. Hall, Chairman W. D. Hawkins, Jr. L. B. Frasier North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co. Durham, North Carolina Budget Committee: M. G. Ferguson W. D. Hawkins. Jr. L. B. Frasier Kermit J. Hall, Chairman L. G. Ashley, Boley, Oklahoma Frank V. Plummer 6029 Eberhart Ave., Chicago, Illinois Standards and Extension Committee: Edward T. Addison, Chairman 2217 Tenth Ave., Los Angeles 18, Calif. J. Rupert Picott 800 Edgehill Road Richmond, Virginia J. A Colston Knoxville College Knoxville, Tennessee W. E. Anderson State Teachers College Montgomery, Ala. Vernon Foshee 569 N. 9th St., Muskogee, Oklahoma Arnold W. Wright Ky. State College, Frankfort. Ky. Public Relations Committee Millard R. Dean, Chairman 1755 - 18th St., NW, Washington, D.C. Robert M. Ratcliffe Lemoyne College, Memphis, Tenn. Harvey N. Johnson, Jr. Va. State College. Norfolk, Virginia Clifton L. Banks

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3355 Rosedale, Houston, Texas Marshall Bennett 519 Lyon St., San Francisco, Calif. Earl Kennedy 9312 Woodward, Detroit 2, Mich. W. Barton Beatty # 5 High Terrace, Montclair. N J. Election Committee: Leroy Patrick, Chairman 233 Mayflower St., Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Samuel P. Debose 3806 Lorado Way Los Angeles, Calif. Billy Jones 342A East Broadway East St. Louis, Illinois Hollis Stearns 1107 E. Third St., Okmulgee. Okla. Kenneth L. Jones 801 N. Augusta St.. Staunton, Virginia Educational Foundation Committee: Clifton R. Jones, Chairman Morgan State College, Baltimore 12, Md. Harold R. Jones 2831 Ellsworth, Berkeley, Calif Oscar W. Ritchie Kent State University, Kent, Ohio L. R. Kirkpatrick Manual Training High School Muskogee, Oklahoma Gus T. Ridgel Ky. State College, Frankfort, Ky. Raymond W. Cannon 2008 Virginia Road Los Angeles, California Milton S. J. Wright Wilberforce Univ., Wilberforce, Ohio Rayford Logan Howard Univ., Washington, D.C. Marquis L. Harris 250 Auburn Ave., NE, Atlanta 3, Ga. John Buckner Achievements & Awards Committee Tolly W. Harris, Chairman 326 N. Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma Mercer Ray 3625 9th Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. Charles Angell 7232 Idlewild St., Pittsburgh 8, Pa. W. H. Williams P.O.. Box 1549 Jackson, Mississippi Ernest Wallace 1605 2nd Avenue, Dallas 10, Texas R. Earl Bland 1103 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, Ohio

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Committee on Public Policy: A. Maceo Smith, Chairman 2407 Thomas Avenue, Dallas 4, Texas Frank L. Stanley, Sr. Louisville Defender Louisville 1. Kentucky Charles Wesley Central State College Wilberforce, Ohio Hobart M. Jarrett Bennett College Greensboro. North Carolina Nelson Jackson 165 Clinton Ave.. New Rochelle. N.Y. Frank W. Morris, Jr. 11 Wayne St.. Roxbury, Mass. W. Byron Rumford 1500 Stuart St., Berkeley, Calif. National Headquarters Committee: James T. Adams. Chairman 4257 West Boston. Detroit 4. Michigan Kermit J. Hall M. G. Ferguson W. D. Hawkins, Jr. William H. Brown. Ill 15th Fl. Commercial Trust Building 16 S. Broad Street. Philadelphia, Pa. Noah Bennett North Carolina Mutual Life Ins. Co. Durham. North Carolina William H. Benson 5943 Prairie Ave.. Chicago 37, III. Harold Langrum 5225 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, III. Student Defense Committee: Elmer C. Collins, Chairman 10611 Pasadena Ave.. Cleveland 8, Ohio W. W. Plummer 654 Wealthy Street, S.E. Grand Rapids, Michigan Charles I. Cassell 1727 Shepherd St.. NW, Washington, D.C. G. T. Walden 980 Westmoor Dr.. NW. Atlanta, Ga. Millard Dean W. Barton Beatty Roger Mason 705 S. Serrano Ave., L. A., Calif. Jesse Chandler 111V4 So. 2nd St., Muskogee, Okla. W. E. Shortridge, 311 7th Street, Ensley, Birmingham, Alabama Alpha Phi Alpha Housing Committee: Myles A. Paige, Chairman 1294 Carroll St.. Brooklyn, New York Lewine Weaver 8152 So. Rhodes, Chicago, 111. Charles F. Lane 6227 So. Evans Ave., Chicago, 111. Jacob R. Henderson 1691 Simpson Road, NW Atlanta, Georgia Booker T. Hogan 1437 38th Ave., Sacramento, Calif. T. L. Inghram Wallace High School. Orange, Texas

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Parker, contralto; Stowe Phelps, baritone. Mr. Kheel headed the Tribute Committee, and serving with him were Mrs. Mollie Moon, civic leader and president of the National Urban League Guild; Mrs. Dorothy Hirshon, Urban League trustee; Mrs. Regina Andrews, librarian and Urban League trustee; and James Macwithey, Urban League's Commerce & Industry Council.

• Banquet Speaker Continued from page 1 challenge and that it will devote itself unreservedly to meeting it." Mr. Kheel presented Mr. Granger with an inscribed silver tray given by the League as a token of remembrance, and to Mrs. Granger a large bouquet of roses. Henry Steeger, New York magazine publisher and current League president, tendered on behalf of the Tribute Committee a volume of letters and telegrams containing scores of expressions from leaders of the nation, including the President of the United States.

Committees Continued from page 5 Undergraduate Program Committee: Aaron Brown, Chairman 1468 President St., Brooklyn, New York Harold Jordan Meharry Med. College, Nashville, Tenn. Fiank Silva 2712 4th Street, NE Washington 2, D C . Richard V. Moore Bethune-Cookman College Daytona Beach, Florida Harold Jones Bro. Clifton R. Jones Moses Miles Florida A & M University Tallahasee, Florida Carleton Lee Central State College Wiiberforce, Ohio Wiley Bolden Clark College, Atlanta, Ga. In.man A. Breaux Langston Univ., Langstbn, Okla. CONVENTION COMMITTEES Rules & Credentials Committee: R. Allan Durrant. Chairman. 40 W. Upsal St., Philadelphia, Pa. Milus Graham 920 E. 105th St., Cleveland, Ohio

Thomas G. Young, labor leader and a NUL vice president, spoke in high praise of Mr. Granger. Participating also in the program were Lloyd K. Garrison, lawyer and descendant of the great abolitionist; Robert W. Dowling, financier and real estate developer; and William H. Baldwin, son of the League's founder and public relations counselor, all three of whom have served as presidents of the National Urban League. Whitney M. Young, Jr., who succeeded Mr. Granger as the League's chief executive, was presented to the assembled group. Musical interludes were provided by three of Mr. Granger's close friends in the entertainment world. They were: Miss Natalie Hinderas, pianist; Miss Louise

Walter M. Booker School of Medicine, Howard Univ. Washington, D.C. Ernest Morial 101 Claver Bldg., 1821 Orleans Ave. New Orleans, Louisiana H. James Greene 1539 W. 23rd St. Jacksonville. Florida Recommendations Committee: Laurence Lackey, Chairman 525 Visger Ave., Ecorse 29, Michigan L. H. Stanton 45 E. 135th St.. New York City, N.Y. Martin Harvey Southern University Baton Rouge, Louisiana C. Anderson Davis 203 Jones St., Bluefield, W. Va. W. W. Whetstone 1231 - 4th St., North Birmingham, Alabama Thurman Fletcher 5850 South Arlington Ave. Los Angeles, California Resolutions Commitee: Charles W. Greene, Chairman 148 Auburn Ave., NE, Atlanta, Georgia Marvin H. Riley 2190 Madison Ave. New York Cily, New York Richard E. Ball 507 E. Martin St., Raleigh, N.C. E. D. Brown 137 South Section Line San Springs, Oklahoma Harry C. Ward 203 N. Morris St., Portland, Ore. Eddie James, Sr. Institute, West Virginia M. Ralph Page 420 M. Ralph Page Richmond 19, Virginia

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The New Beta Eta Carbondale, Illinois—Southern Illinois University, the fastest growing university in the nation, is the home of Beta Eta chapter. This chapter was established in 1934 and is the second oldest greek organization on the campus. In the past years, Beta Eta has been hampered by poor housing, financial difficulties, and a lackadaisical attitude on the part of many brothers. With the huge expansion of SIU came the growth of our chapter. An over-all improvement of Beta Eta became apparent in 1960 with the winning of the school's Greek Track Meet. This served as an inspiration to our chapter that has carried over in the form of a determined desire to serve A Phi A through Manly deeds, Scholarship, and Love for all mankind. Beta Eta has several athletes in the chapter making a name for SIU. Among these are: Brother John Flamer—Miler and an 11 AC Record Holder. Brother Sam Silas—All-Conference Tackle and All-American candidate. Brother William Simms—Rated the best Negro Gymnast in the nation, and Jr. National AAU Gymnastics Champion. Brother Herman Ayres—Small College National Wrestling Champion, and Conference Champion. Little Brothers: Joe Thomas—IIAC Record Holder in the 2-Mile Run. Bonnie Shelton—All-Service Track and Football Teams. Clarence Walker—Now playing Pro Football in Canada. Also from BH is Dick Gregory, one of the nation's top comedians. Dick also held an 880 yard track record until last year.

Committees Continued from page 6 Constitution Committee: John D. Buckner. Chairman 4246 W. North Market St., St. Louis 13, Mo. Grandvel Jackson 1959 Hayes Street San Francisco, Calif. Elmer C. Jackson 544 Everett St., Kansas City, Kansas Robert T. Custis 517 S. 7th Ave., Mt. Vernon, N.Y. John E. Green 2128 N.E. 28th, Oklahoma City. Okla. Lewis O. Swingler 3341 Formosa Rd., Memphis, Tennessee

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Time & Place Commitee: Brent T. Pendleton, Chairman 1301 Shepherd Lane, Lockland 15, Ohio William L. Dutch Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia Frank J. Ellis 1929 Lanvale St., Baltimore, Maryland Luther W. Elliott Booker T. Washington School Enid, Oklahoma Howard Clay 366 32nd Ave., San Francisco 2 1 , Calif. Grievances & . Discipline Committee: A. Maceo Hill. Chairman 1769 Clifton Avenue, Columbus, Ohio William M. Corbin 4505 S. 19th St. Phoenix, Arizona H. Smith Jones .; 1420 Primrose Ave., Huntington, W.Va. H. M. Collier, Jr. 1527 Mills B Lane, Savannah. Ga. George Ragland •' Prairie View A & M College Prairie View, Texas Hugh R. Hill 276 Meeker Ave., Newark. New Jersey

A Good Project—Ed. THE ONE DAY "CAREER INSTITUTE" SPONSORED BY THE SEVEN ALPHA PHI ALPHA CHAPTERS of METROPOLITAN NEW YORK PURPOSE To orient New York City high school seniors with the several areas for possible vocational development. However, the institute is open to all students. METHOD To conduct a one day Career Institute at the City College of New York, Convent Avenue and 139th Street, Townsend Harris Hall. Five or six class rooms will be available for panel discussion. DATE April 15h. Hours—9:00 A.M. — 5:00 P.M. Dr. Buell Gallagher. President of City College to extend opening remarks and word of welcome. MAJOR VOCATIONAL TO BE COVERED

Business Medicine Education Law Science

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MISS WILLIE MAE SIMPSON

Newly-Elect Sweetheart Little Rock, A r k a n s a s—Beta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. made a fine selection of their Sweetheart for the school year of 196162. She is Miss Willie Mae Simpson, an Advanced Freshman at Philander Smith College. Miss Simpson is a resident of West Memphis, Arkansas. Miss Simpson, a quiet and carefully poised young lady, considers it a high honor to be named Sweetheart of Beta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Miss Simpson was chosen because of her pleasing personality and for exhibiting such virtues as courtesy and friendship for all.

OUTLINE FOR PANEL DISCUSSION 1 Entrance Requirements (a) Basic Education (b) College Majors (c) Graduate Work 2 Length of time for preparation 3 Opportunities 4 Remunerations 5 Areas of Specialization 6 Sources for additional information The above is the first part of a program for Education Week, April 15-23, conducted Nationally by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. ADDITIONAL FEATURES OF EDUCATION WEEK I—Keep Youth in School Program 2—Sources of Aid and Scholarship (getting this information to parents and students) 3—Public Meeting—Sunday, April 23rd; $500.00 Scholarship award. There will be a Guest Speaker. Remember, This is a Community Project. Alpha Phi Alpha is only the initiating force. SUCCESS O F PROGRAM

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Jratenu'tif Jm Hello Folks! This issue is dedicated to the Undergraduates so I will be pardoned if I omit any satire or extended recital of my long winter collection of humor and wit. I will simply share with you my latest collection of jokes. And I don't want to forget to say that I hope the Omega's, the Kappa's, the Sigma's even the peeking wives will enjoy them too. Collegiate The following conversation took place in a physical examination of freshmen girls at a well known girl's college: Examiner—Calf? Frosh—"Fourteen inches!" Examiner—Bust? Frosh—"34" Examiner—Waist? Frosh—"23" Examiner—Hips? Frosh—"37" Examiner—Neck? Frosh—"Yes" * * * Professor—"What great law is Newton credited with discovering?" The Class (in unison)—"The bigger they are the harder they fall!" * * * Professor of E c o n o m i c s — " Y o u boys of today want to make too much money. Why, do you know what 1 was getting when I got married?" Voice from Last Row—"No, and I'll bet you didn't either." * * * During a Christmas exam, one of the questions was "What causes a depression?" One of the students wrote: "God only knows! I don't. Merry Christmas." The exam paper came back with the prof's notation: "God gets 100. You get zero. Happy New Year." * * * Professor—(Ancient History Class) "In the days of Pharoah what did careless Egyptian girls become? Sophomore—"Mummies." * * * Random Pickings The reason a dog has so many friends is . . . he wags his tail instead of his tongue. —Confusion PAGE 8

No sir, "protested the pharmacist," 1 did not say Metrecal won the 1960 Nobel Prize. I said it won the "No belly" prize. * * * What became of the Old Fashioned Girl? She is happily married living at home with her first husband. *

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A bridegroom followed his loveydovey into the new shining kitchenette. "What is my baby doing in here so long," he inquired. His worried bride explained, "I rinsed the ice cubes in this hot water and now 1 can't find them. * * * What was the mix up last night? "Oh they were planning to give Hortense a pantry shower before her marriage but a typographical error had the notices to read "a panty shower." * * » The dime now-a-days isn't entirely worthless—it makes a fairly good screwdriver. * * * Rubbing elbows with a man will reveal things about him that you never realized. The same is true of rubbing fenders. * * * Sign in a window of a furniture store: Use our easy payment plan— 100% down, nothing else to pay. * * * Wife (in defense of her husband): "Nonsense, my husband wouldn't chase another woman. He's much too fine, too decent, and—too old." 'Daddy, may I ask you a question?" "Yes, son, but it must be a short one." "If a doctor is doctoring a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring have to doctor the way the doctor doctored wanted to be doctored, or does the doctor doctoring the doctor, doctor the way he usually doctors?" * * * Social Science Lecture—something that can make you feel numb on one end and dumb on the other.

"Daddy, if you give me a dime, I'll tell you what the ice man said to mamma." "O.K. son here's a quarter." The son replied, "He said, 'Do you want any ice today, lady?'" * * * It's strange, but you can't drive a new car down the street without meeting everybody you owe. * * * It is change, not love, that makes the world go round, Love only keeps it populated. * * * If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren't well enough to travel. * * * The remarkable thing about College reunions is that your old classmates have gotten so fat and bald they hardly recognize you. * * * It is so sad to see people squandering money and know you can't help them. * * * Famous last words: "Darling, this cake is simply delicious. Tell me. Did you buy it yourself? * * * A new color television set is being introduced that will give you more height, more width and more debt. * * * Parliamentary law is nature—A common cold is both positive and negative; sometimes the eyes have it, sometimes the nose. Bull Session Gems "I simply can't stand my husband's nasty disposition," said the young bride. "Why he has made me so jittery that I am losing weight." "Well, why don't you leave him?" asked her aunt. "Oh I am going to, I'm just waiting until he gets me down to 120 pounds." * * * Bert Morton was an optimist; he could see only good in everything. No matter what evil or misfortune befell he would console you by saying: "it might have been worse." Friends decided to shock him and cure him of his optimism. One fellow said, "Bert, I had a dream last night. Continued on next page THE SPHINX


CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL TEAM

RICHMOND VA.—Beta G a m m a Lambda Chapter presents its championship basketball team as follows: Brothers Charles Robinson, Alfred Rosier, Frederick Black, Herman Carter, Warner Braxton, Franklin Crawford, William Haskins, James Booker, William Carter, and William King. The mascot is H. O. Freeman, Jr., whose shingle may be presented around 1972. This project earned more than $400.00 towards the chapter's Scholarship Fund. Carrying on in the Alpha tradition of leadership in Richmond, Brother

Thomas Henderson was elected President of Virginia Union University and Brother A. B. James was elected as the vice-president of the same institution. Brother Sumner G. Madden was elected President of the newly organized Union Mutual Savings and Loans Association with Brother G. F. Childs as Secretary-treasurer and Brother H. T. Benn as Attorney and Director. The City of Richmond has appointed Brother B. A. Cephas, Jr. as a member of the City Planning Commission.

Excerpts From Eastern Regional Newsletter Judge Edward Dudley was recently appointed President of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. Brother Dudley is a native of Virginia and was named two years ago as one of one hundred (100) distinguished Virginians living out of the state. He also served as Ambassador to Liberia. Brother Hamilton E. Holmes of Atlanta made history at the University of Georgia at Athens. He was one of two Negro students who because of his courageous action in not yielding to segregation added prestige to the determination of Negro youth to have first class citizenship today. Brother Franklin H. Williams, former NAACP Regional Attorney and now Assistant Attorney General of California has been named Assistant Director of the Peace Corps by President Kennedy. Brother L. H. Foster, President of Tuskegee Institute is to be commended on his forthright stand on Civil rights issues. His school has been cut forty per cent (40%) of the total cost of operating specialized courses in Agriculture, Home Economics, Nursing, Engineering and Veterinary Medicine. The state of Alabama appropriated funds for the past eighteen (18) years to finance this training because there were no State Schools that offered them to Negroes. Continued on page 12 DECEMBER, 1961

Fraternity Fun

Continued from page 8 a very dreary dream; I dreamed I died." Bert said, "well it could have been worse." "But I dreamed that I went to hell." "And that could have been worse." "Why how could it have been worse." Very slowly, Bert Bert drawled, "It could have been so." * * « Professor Logan—What significant history was written by William Potts in Pennsylvania? Freshman—He had three towns named after him. Professor Logan—Name them Freshman—Pottstown, P o t t s v i l l e and Chambersburg. * * * A friend told a cab driver there was a purse on the floor of his cab. The driver looked around to make sure no one was listening and then whispered: "Sometimes when business is bad I put it there and leave the door open. It's empty, but you've no idea how many people jump in for a short ride when they see it." * * * A Psychiatrist was treating a young woman who seemed to be nearing a nervous breakdown. After their first session, he gave her a list of things to do, and made a weekly appointment. Two weeks later he telephoned her and asked why she had failed to keep her appointment. "Well, Doctor," she explained, "you told me to stay away from people who irritate me—and I don't know anyone who irritates me more than you do." * * * During the last day of a psychiatrist's convention, one of the doctors present at the closing lecture noticed an attractive female Ph.D. being pawed by the man seated next to her. "Is he bothering you?" the gallant observer asked the woman. "Why should I be bothered?" she replied. "It's his problem." * * * A student, clerking in a store troubled by the cost of living, went in to ask his employer for a raise. The employer listened impatiently. Finally, he exclaimed: "Why when I was your age I supContinued on page 13 PAGE 9


A b o u t O u r Brothers in the Armed Forces 1ST C A V . D I V . , K O R E A (AHTNC)—Army PFC Leonard Colston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren L. Colston, 2033 W. Boston St., Philadelphia, Pa., recently arrived in Korea and is now assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's 13th Signal Battalion. Brother Colston, a communication center specialist in the battalion's Company B, was last stationed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The 23-year-old soldier is a 1955 graduate of Northeast High School and a 1960 graduate of Pennsylvania State Teachers College in Cheyney. * * * * * F R A N K F U R T , GERMANY (AHNTC)—Army Capt. Leonce E. Gaiter, whose wife, Lulene, lives at 904 Lawayette st., Jefferson City, Mo., recently participated with other personnel from the 35th Transportation Company in Checkmate, a NATO tactical training exercise conducted in Germany. NATO troops from Great Britain, France, Germany and Belgium were involved in the exercise, which was designed to test joint combat operation procedures. Brother Gaiter, commander of the company in Frankfurt, entered the Army in 1950 and arrived overseas on this tour of duty last July. He is a 1946 graduate of Iberville High School in Plaquemine, La., and a 1950 graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. He is a member of Scabbard & Blade society. * * * * * U.S. FORCES, G E R M A N Y , (AHTNC)—Army PFC Norris L. Hogans, son of Mrs. Sarah J. Hogans, Ponce De Leon, Fla., has been named to the 4th Armored Division football team in Germany. The team will compete against other divisional level teams in the U.S. Army, Europe, football league. Brother Hogans, a gunner in Company C of the division's 54th Infantry in Heilbronn, entered the Army in June 1960, completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S. C , and arrived overseas the following November. The 23-year-old soldier is a 1955 graduate of Tivoli High School, De Funiak Springs, Fla. He is a 1959 PAGE 10

graduate of Morris Brown College, Atlanta Ga. * * * * * FORT SAM H O U S T O N , TEX. (AHNTC)—Army 2nd Lt. Jesse J. Harris, 26, son of Mrs. Louise M. Harris, 1200 Caroline st., Baltimore, recently participated with other personnel from the 9th Field Hospital, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Tex., in a mercy mission for persons made homeless by Hurricane Carla. Members of the 9th provided field kitchen facilities, supplies and medical attention to those persons who fled the storm and were unable to return, due to high water and inaccessible roads in the Angleton, Tex., area. Brother Harris is supply officer of the hospital at the fort. He entered

the Army in January 1961. A member of Phi Chi fraternity, Harris was graduated from Dunbar High School in 1954 and from Morgan State College in 1958. He completed two years of post graduate work at Howard University in 1960. His wife, Ruth, is with him at Fort Sam Houston. FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEX. (AHNTC)—Army 2nd Lt. Chauncey H. Williams, Jr., 23, whose parents live at 606 S. Lawrence st., Mobile, Ala., recently completed the Medical Field Service School's orientation course at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Tex. The course is designed to familiarize Continued on page 12

THE NEW BETA ETA CHAPTER Left to right—(Bottom) Row I—Robert Triplett, Pledge Master: Denny Yuson; Rollie W. Early, President: Curlee Brown, Treasurer: William Simms, Corresponding Secretary. Row 2— Richard Hutchings; William Lanum: David Jackson: Allen Nelson. Row 3—Edward Pugh: Donald W . Burnett, Vice President; John Motley; William Joiner

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Western Regional Office Of Educational Activities BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA—Once again, we are making ready to attend "the biggest, most collosal, dag-blasted convention ever." This is ALPHA! ! ! The bars are down, the town is desegrated and all is forgiven! ! ! Too bad we can't capture a few of those thousands that will be spent to advance our own economy! ! ! This could be a step in the right direction for an "enlightened" A l p h a leadership! ! ! Who knows, maybe that's the reason we're having an election—who knows? There is a possibility that our delegates should review some of the thinking of "Joe Bio Alpha" before becoming spell-bound by the vociferous Brothers and special interest groups who will be out in force to maintain the "status quo" and their stranglehold on control. First, we should be solidly behind the idea of the National Convention following a "Rotational Plan" from region to region so that each in turn might serve as host. Once such a plan was adopted, the exact site within the host region could be one of the items to give greater meaning to the regional conventions as such. The plan would also insure each region becoming host to the National at least once every five years. Our second item of importance is that if Alpha is to survive, she MUST find ways and means for making herself meaningful to the youth she hopes to interest. At the moment—the intelligent youth are not too concerned about Negro fraternities—especially the social types. Alpha must start now developing challenging programs and formats for action as it relates to a new world bent on integration. These programs must not only be of the times but must include youth as part of the team. We would suggest that ALL Alpha committees be composed of one graduate Brother and one undergraduate Brother from each region. Thus each committee would consist of ten (10) Brothers and the chairman. A third rumble of discontentment has to do with the "stupid" election format we are now following. As we DECEMBER, 1961

have heard it said; "one two year term is too long for a bad president and too short for a good one"—this we should do something about! ! ! Further, our Constitution should be amended to make it mandatory that our President be installed at the Convention, regardless of the time the Convention is held—summer or winter. (I must thank one of the other Regions for this constructive criticism) Our fourth suggestion is that Alpha broaden her scope of action to include projecting leadership in the areas of the educational, political, economic PRAYER By Brother Levi T. Tanksley Give me the strength that I may be A servant true to man: And what I jail to understand, Give me the will ta lean on Thee.

and cultural aspects of everyday community living as it relates to a group readiness and our particular part in the full integration program. We should work at developing the several logical horizontal plateaus where integration is possible now and at the same time give leadership to the vertical aspects, which in time will become commonplace. As a fraternity, we might push this concept through a more earnest evaluation of the merits of the suggested "Educational Assist" project and likewise our scholarship program. Again, I believe we should get behind the idea of the General Body extending a greater degree of autonomy to the Regions in so far as they function within the framework of the General Constitution and By-Laws. If more of the basic "leg-work" were delegated to the Regions as such, I believe the Fraternity would begin to shed some of her outmoded ways of doing things. The Regional competition would take root and tend to bring out the greater potential which for sundry reasons does not always make its way to the General Conventions. In this light I am of the opinion that we should demand a revision of our Constitution and By-Laws, a general reorganization of the structure and ob-

jectives of our great Fraternity to meet present and future needs as they relate to the newer demands and concepts for an integrated society. As it now stands we are trying to serve two masters—the dead past and a future for which we are failing to prepare realistically. Brother H. R. Jones Western Regional Director of Educational Activities

Founders' Day

Continued from page 4 Because of previous commitments, Brother Kynard was unable to receive the Certificate of Merit in person. Brother T. W. Miller received the award for him. Brother G. R. Woolfolk, Chapter President, made the presentation. The newly elected officers for the Chapter were installed by Brother J. W. Echols. Brother Echols charged each officer with the responsibility to discharge the duties of his office in ke:ping with the spirit and high ideals of Alphadom. Words of appreciation and thanks to the hosts were given by Brother H. T. Jones. This was followed by the singing of the Alpha Hymn which was sung with such spirit that all Brothers felt proud indeed to be members of Alpha. In addition to their role as most thoughtful hosts, Brother and Mrs. MacMillan made available their television sets so all could see the Sugar Ray Robinson-Gene Fullmer fight. Following the fight, the host committee showed films of campus life at Prairie View A. & M. College, and the Prairie View-Southern University football game which was played in Houston November 26. Prairie View won the game by a score of 23-15. Also shown were colorful slides of outstanding events and personalities pertaining to Alphadom at Prairie View A. & M. College. The food was superbly prepared and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The "Alphabettes" were unanimous in their expression that the evening was the best yet. PAGE 11


WIVES AND SWEETHEARTS FETED AT INSTALLATION BANQUET JACKSONVILLE, FLA.—Upsilon Lambda's Annual Installation Banquet was a festive affair held at the beautiful Lincoln Golf and Country Club on January 27. It was also an occasion to honor three of our local Brothers for outstanding achievement in the community, and three more, along with their brides, who were happily caught in the web of matrimony in 1960. After the cocktail hour had been enjoyed amidst chit-chat and various group discussions the Brothers and their wives and/or sweethearts were seated for dinner. The tables were decorated beautifully with bouquets tinted the familiar colors of Alpha, black and gold. Our most capable Toastmaster, Brother Dr. H. H. Satterwhite, kept us entertained as well as enlightened with his most timely remarks. The President of Alpha Wives, Mrs. M. H. Barnett, introduced several of her officers and brought greetings from the group. After fitting remarks were heard from several of the Brothers and their wives and/or sweethearts present. Brother James E. Bryant read and presented certificates to three Brothers for outstanding achievement in the community. They were: Brother E. D. Jackson, Sr. for representing local citizens in the legal fight to integrate all public facilities in the city; Brother Kernea D. McFarlin for his achievement in the field of music throughout the state of Florida; and Brother Rutledge Pearson for his work as Advisor to the Youth Council of the N. A. A. C. P. The new officers for 1961 were ably charged and installed by Brother James E. Bryant. They are: Brothers Wendell P. Holmes, Jr., President, Charles F. James, Vice President, Dr. Jean C. Downing, Recording Secretary, Stephen E. Doen, Financial Secretary, Arthur S. G. Richardson, Treasurer, Richard McBride, Sergeant at Arms and J. I. Bellinger, Jr., Asso. Editor of The Sphinx. Brothers Dorn, T. V. Thomas and Bellinger and their brides were the recipients of very beautiful and useful wedding gifts from the chapter. Continued on page 13 PAGE 12

Brother Leonedas H. Berry noted Gastroenterologist, part-time- clinical Professor at Cook County Hospital Graduate School of Medicine in Chicago is to be congratulated for his recent outstanding lectures at Northwestern Medical School on contributions of Africans and their American Descendants to the Art and Science of Medicine. The Brothers of Beta Lambda Alpha and Mu Lambda Chapters of the District of Columbia are to be congratulated on their recent gift to the scholarship fund of Howard University. The gift was presented by Brother Attorney Joseph C. Waddy, President of the Graduate chapter and Brother Russell Miller, Jr., who is President of the Undergraduate chapter. Brother Carl Murphy, who for thirty (30) years was President of the Afro American Newspaper recently retired from that office to become Chairman of the Board of Directors. Brother Murphy was during the early years of Alpha Phi Alpha the Editor of the Sphinx. We commend this good brother for the many years he served as a crusader for Negro rights. We expect very dynamic and challenging undergraduate programs to be announced in the near future by Brother Aaron Brown, Chairman of the Committee of Extensions and standards. He is working hard on new frontiers of actions for Alpha. We congratulate the Association of Alpha Phi Alpha Chapters* of Virginia comprising seventeen (17) graduate and undergraduate chapters for pledging one thousand dollars ($1000) to the Prince Edward County School case. The Association has as its President Brother Walker J. Quarles of Virginia State College. Brother Robert C. Long of Nu Lambda, Virginia State College, will propose to the Regional Convention certain recommendations pertaining to the standardization of the singing of the Alpha Hymn— he is a wizard in music, you must hear him lead Alpha's Hymn. His method engenders great spirit. Public Relations: Watch for startling new techniques of public relations by the general chairman of Public Relations Brother Millard R. Dean of Washington, D.C. We are expecting the Chairman of the Eastern Regional Brother Cliff McKay, Editor of Afro American Newspaper, to aid greatly. end Oct. 28. • A r m e d Forces The exercise is designed to improve Continued from page 10 the 54th's night fighting capabilities, newly-commissioned officers with the its ability to defend against chemical, duties and responsibilities of a Medi- biological and radiological attacks and cal Corps officer. During the course to test its communications and security. Lieutenant Williams received instruc- During the exercise members of the tion in the treatment of battle injuries, 54th are using infra-red night fighting care of personnel suffering from com- equipment such as the new sniperbat exhaustion and preventive medi- scope. They are being familiarized cine procedures used to detect health with new missile firing techniques. The hazards and avoid epidemics. He was exercise, stressing the employment and also trained in Army personnel, ad- maintenance of new arms and equipministrative and supply techniques. ment, also includes physical condiThe Brother is a 1955 graduate of tioning and air-ground co-ordination Central High School, Mobile, Ala., training. and received his B.S. degree in 1961 The 4th is one of five U. S. divisions from Morgan State College, Baltimore, in NATO's "Pyramid of Power" in Md. Europe. * * * * * One is Brother, First Lt. Joseph E. GRAFENWOHR, G E R M A N Y (AHTNC)—Three soldiers from New Burgess, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. York City are participating with other Joseph T. Burgess, 1639 Fulton ave., personnel from the 4th Armored Divi- is executive officer of the 54th's Comsion's 54th Infantry in a five-week field pany A which is regularly located in training exercise in G r a f e n w o h r , Heilbronn. He entered the Army in Continued on page 17 Germany. The training is scheduled to THE SPHINX


College Fund's Campaign Director Named to National Society Board NEW YORK, Brother W. Barton Beatty, Jr., national campaign director of the United Negro College Fund, has been elected to the board of the newly organized Society of Fund Raisers. With Dr. Abel A. Hanson, secretary of Teachers College, Columbia University as president, the Society is "dedicated to maintaining high standards of service and integrity." Membership is limited to qualified men and women who have been engaged in the direction and execution of fund-raising programs for non-profit organizations for at least five years. "Ethics in fund raising is one of the prime interests of the Society," Mr. Beatty said. "As members of this unique organization, we are pledged to associate ourselves only with agencies whose purposes contribute to the preservation and enhancement of a free society. We will work professionally only on a salary or retainer fee basis. We will always be concerned with protecting the best interests of the giving public and the causes and people for which they give." Brother Beatty has been national campaign director of the College Fund since 1958. He headed the UNCF C l e v e l a n d - P i t t s b u r g h region from 1955-1958. An alumnus of Fisk University in Nashville, one of the Fund's member colleges, he has done graduate work at Howard University and the University of Michigan. The pioneer in joint fund raising for institutions of higher leearning, the College Fund is conducting its 18th annual nation-wide appeal this year. The 1961 goal of $2,250,000 will provide 10 percent of the combined operating budgets of its 32 private, accredited, southern colleges and universities.

Installation Banquet

Continued from page 12 Brother Holmes gave brief and inspiring remarks. After singing of the Alpha Hymn we all departed to our respective homes having spent an enpoyable evening. Brothers Charles T. Maxwell, Chairman, Ezekiel W. Bryant and Richard McBride are to be given special praise for arranging such a gala affair. DECEMBER, 1961

BROTHER GEORGE W . JONES Executive Secretary — ATA In October, 1958, Brother Jones accepted employment as the first Executive Secretary of the Alabama State Teachers Association, the position he held until May I, 1961 when he was elected the first full-time Executive Secretary of the American Teachers Association. Organizational memberships include: Alabama State Teachers Association, Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, American Teachers Association, American Association of Social Science Teachers, National Council of Officers of State Teachers Associations, the National Education Association, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is a member of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, where he serves as editor of the Church newspaper. In January, 1961, Brother Jones visited 12 countries in Africa as Special Consultant for the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession to the teachers associations there. In August, 1961, he was sent to New Delhi. India as a delegate to the World Assembly for ATA and NEA. He received the A.B. Degree from Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina. Brother Jones was awarded the M.A. Degree in Sociology by the University of Chicago in 1951. He has done further study at George Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee. He began services as Instructor of Sociology at Alabama State College, Montgomery in September, 1951. In 1955, he was made Assistant Dean of the Freshman College Division, and in 1956 was made Dean of th^ Sophomore College Division at Alabama State College.

Fraternity Fun

Continued from page 9 ported a family on what you're getting now." "Yes," retorted the young man, "but they didn't have cash registers in those days." * * * When his daughter returned from the girl's college, the father regarded her critically, and then demanded: "Ain't you a lot fatter then you was?" "Yes, fawther," the girl admitted. We had an excellent phys-ed course and it improved me. "I weigh one hundred and twenty pounds stripped for "gym." The father stared for a moment in horrified amazement, then shouted: "Who in the is Jim?" * * * Alumnus—"Why I'm sorry to hear that. How did Brother Simpkins die?" Active—"He fell through some scaffolding." Alumnus—"What on earth was he doing up there?" Active—"Being Hanged." * * * Small Boy—"What is college bred, pop?" Pop (with son in college) "They make college bread, my boy, from the flour of youth and the dough of old age." * * * A son at college wrote his father: "No mon, no fun, your son." The father answered: "How sad, too bad, your dad." * * * And so dear readers as the sun sinks slowly in the west, the pine cone breezes from the Carolinas waft gently, the spray salted shores of Florida fade from our sight and we say good bye to the undergraduates some of whom will go out into the work-a-day world, some will return to higher classes, others will pursue post graduate lore and others will—I am sorry to say— F-L-U-N-K. O. Wilson Winters Editor Fraternity Fun

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55th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION glpfca $fn &lpfm :f ratermtp, 3nc. DECEMBER 26-30. 1961 Alpha Lambda, Alpha Beta Lambda, Gramma Beta Lambda, and Gamma Epsilon Lambda, Hosts HOTEL SHERATON-SEELBACH, Louisville, Kentucky

"Democracy's Fulfillment: Our Continuing Challenge" PRE-CONVENTION ACTIVITIES Tuesday, December 26, 1961

11:45 A . M . Keynote Address—Brother

Elmer Jackson, Past President,

National Bar Association 12:20 P.M. Announcements

12:00 Noon Registration—Lobby, Sheraton-Seelbach Hotel 2:00 P.M. Committee Meetings A. Budget—Room, B. Rules and Credentials—Room, A. B. C.

Budget — Room Rules and Credentials I Room Constitution — Room

3:00 Housing Foundation Meeting — Room 4:00 P.M. Executive Council Meeting and Dinner Sheraton-Seelbach's East Room

1:45 P.M. Second Business Session—Grand Ballroom-IOth Floor; Presiding—Brother Stenson E. Broaddus; Invocation—Brother (Local Minister); Report of General Officers: General Secretary—Brother Laurence T. Young; General Treasurer—Brother Meredith G. Ferguson; Editor of Sphinx—Brother W . Barton Beatty, Jr.; Director of Education—Brother Clifton R. ones; General Counsel —Brother William H. Brown, III; Historian—Brother Charles H. Wesley; Auditor—Brother W. D. Hawkins, Jr.; Comptroller— Brother Kermit J. Hall 3:30. P.M. General

President's

Address—Brother

William

H.

Hale,

General President

8:30 P.M. Debutante Ball — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Continental Ballroom, Henry Clay Hotel

3:45 P.M. Undergraduate Special Session—Presiding—Brother Brown, Director of Undergraduate Activities

Aaron

4:30 P.M. Announcements GENERAL

CONVENTION

Wednesday, December 27, 1961 8:30A.M. Registration 9.30 A . M . Introductory Session — Grand Ballroom — 10th Floor Presiding — Brother Frank L. Stanley, Sr., General Convention Chairman Invocation — Brother (LoLcal Minister) Welcome on Bshalf of Hosts: Alpha Lambda, Alpha Beta Lambda, Gamma Beta Lambda Gamma Beta Lambda, Gamma Epsilon Lambda, Mid-West Assistant Vice President, Brother Paul King, Mid-West Regional Vice President, Brother Stenson Broaddus Responses: Representing Assistant Vice Presidents, Brother William M. Coverdale, III, Eastern Regional Vice President; Representing Vice Presidents, Brother Edward H. Ballard, Western Regional Vice President; Presentation of General President; General President's Statement, Brother William H. Hale, General President

4:40 P.M. Board Buses for Public Meeting—PUBLIC MEETING— Fifth Street Baptist Church, 1901 West Jefferson Street Presiding—Brother William H. Hale, General President; Na tional Anthem; Invocation—Brother J . Clinton Hoggard, Con vention Chaplain; Greetings: I. The Honorable Wilson W. Wyatt, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky; 2 Representative of Pan-Hellenic Council; Presentation of Jewels Past Presidents and General Officers—Brother William H. Hale, Gen eral President; Musical Selection: His Excellency The Honorable W. M. 0 - Halm, Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana Recommendation of the Awardee of the Medal of Honor— Brother Tolly W . Harris, Chairman, Committee on Awards; Presentation—Brother William H. Hale, General President; Alpha Hymn; Benediction—Brother Richard T. S. Brown, Convention

Chaplain 10:00 P.M. R e c e p t i o n Thursday, December 28, 1961 8:30 A . M . Registration—Lobby,

10:30 A . M . Presiding — Brother William H. Hale; Presentation of Jewels, General Officers Committee Chairmen; Announcement of Convention Committees and Offcers—Brother Laurence T. Young, General Secretary; Report of Committees on Rules and Credentials and Seating of Delegates—Brother R. Allan Durrant, Chairman 11:00 A . M . Reports of Regional Vice Presidents and Assistants Midwestern—Brother Stenson E. Broaddus, Brother Paul King; Southern—Brother Walter Washington, Brother James Ealey; f- a s t e r r i —Brother Alfred C. Fentress, Brother William C. Coverdale, III; Southwestern—Brother Wayne C. Chandler, Brother Ruffin J . LeBrane, Jr.; Western—Brother Edward H. Ballard. Brother Theodore Carter

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8:30 A . M . Executive Council

Sheraton-Seelbach

Hotel

Meeting—Room

9:30 A . M . Committee Meetings 10:30 A . M . Third Business Session—Grand Ballroom-IOth Floor; Presiding—Brother Alfred C. Fentress, Eastern Regional VicePresident; Memorial Services—Brother Richard T. S. Brown, Brother J. Clinton Hoggard, Convention Chaplains 00 A . M . Founders' Address— 40 A . M . Announcements— 00 Noon Undergraduate Luncheon*—Room—- Brother Aaron Brown, Chairman, Undergraduate Activities; Presiding—Brother Theodore Carter, Assistant Western Vice-President; Invocation—Brother J. Clinton Hoggard, Convention Chaplain; Introduction of Speaker

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Brother

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Vice-President;

Under-

Saturday, December 30, 1961

graduate Address—Brother Hamilton Holmes. University of Ga.; Introduction—Brother Brother ther

John O.

Arthur

Evans,

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siding—Brother

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Aaron

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Formed); Workshop II.—Room

Workshop

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(Buses Depart)

December

8:30 A.M. Executive Council

29,

Polls Open—Room

1961 1:00 P.M. Final Business Session—Grand Ballroom-IOth Floor; Presiding

Meeting—Room

—Brother 9:30 A.M. Fourth

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Floor;

President; In-

Kermit J . Hall; Historical Foundation—Brother Charles H. Wes-

be

(to be Formed)

l2:Noon Voting Friday,

Ballroom-10th

—Brother W. D. Hawkins, Jr.; Budget

Delta 9:00 P.M. Open House Tour

Session—Grand

Walter Washington, Southern Vice

vocation—Brother 2:30 P.M. Undergraduate Workshop Session Presiding—Brother

Meeting—Room

Hymn; Announcements^Bro-

Lyman T. Jackson, President of Alpha

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Address—

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Ballroom-10th

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William

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H. Hale,

General

President;

Invocation—Bro-

Hoggard, Convention Chaplain;

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siding—Brother Edward H. Ballard, Western Vice President; Committee

Reports:

Constitution—Brother

Foundation—Brother sion—Brother Millard tional

Edward

R. Dean;

Adams;

William

T. Addison;

National

Foundation—Brother

Brother

LeRoy

Clifton

Laurence

James E.

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Election

Defense—Brother

William

Resolutions—Brother

Elections—Brother

Patrick;

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H. Hale, General

President;

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Committee

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Other

W . Greene;

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Announcements—Brother

4:00 P.M. Meeting

of Building

Foundation—Room

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of Executive

Council—Room

Floor;

Pre-

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Invocation—Brother

Richard T. S. Brown; Intro-

duction of Speaker—Brother Ruffin J. LeBrane, Jr., Southwestern Assistant

Vice

President

Undergraduate

Speaker—Brother

Workshops—Brother Aaron Brown; Special Reports: A. National

William H. Haie; Banquet Address—Brother

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tion)— Brother Kermit J. Hall; B. Group Insurance—Brother W. D. Pin and

Badge—Brother

William

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I. Under-

H. Hale;

Introduction

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H. Wesley;

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Henry CI

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Chapters make Gift Brother LeRoy Patrick (right) presents check for $300.00 on behalf of Alpha Omicron Lambda, Pittsburgh, Penn. to Mr. Edward Myers, Vice President of United States Stee. Corp. and Chairman of 1961 United Negro College Fund. Brother Malvin Goode (left) CoChairman of U.N.C.F. looks on.

A December Thought — Editor

SOUTHERN REGIONAL BOARD MEETING ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. Waluhaje Hotel Atlanta, Georgia October 28 - 29, 1961 10:00 P.M.

AGENDA 1. 2. 3.

Greetings from Brother H. M. Collier, State Director of Georgia. Greetings from President of Eta Lambda Chapter. Greetings from undergraduate chapters of Atlanta, President of Iota Chapter. 4. Introduction of General President by Brother Cecil Boston, State Director of Florida. 5. Evaluation of the progress of OPERATION 1000, which is the reclamation program listed in your last newsletter. We shall attempt to reclaim 1000 delinquent brothers, commencing October 1 and running through December 1. 6. We shall set up a regional organization to make the Alpha wives auxiliary a permanent organization. 7. Reviewing of our strengthening of the chapter program project, which was emphasized during the last regional year. 8. Workshop on methods of reclamation. 9. Leadership workshop for chapter presidents. It will emphasize organization, human relations, and executive skills needed by the chapter president in order to become a more effective leader in the chapter. Consultant: The General President 10. General Session — The General President and the General Secretary will bring the group up to date on the general organization. 1 1. Workshop of State Directors. This workshop will emphasize state organization, the skills necessary to get cooperation, effective ways of communication, a method by which to have each chapter represented at the General Convention in Louisville, and a discussion of the regional display that will be on exhibition at the General Convention. Consultants: The General Secretary and Southern Vice-President PAGE 16

Armed Forces

Continued from page 12 1958 and arrived overseas in September 1960 on this tour of duty. The lieutenant is a 1953 graduate of Morris High School in The Bronx and is a 1958 graduate of West Virginia State College in Institute. FORT CAMPBELL, KY. (AHTNC) —Army 2nd Lt. Charles E. Delane, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Delane, 1391 Kney st., Memphis, Tenn., recently completed the 101st Airborne Division's chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) warfare course at Fort Campbell, Ky. Lieutenant Delane received two weeks of training in the various methods and equipment used by the U.S. Army, as well as the armies of other nations, for the waging of CBR warfare. He received instruction in CBR offense and defense and the employment of proper recovery methods. Lieutenant Delane is now qualified to train other personnel in his unit in CBR warfare. The 101st, a major Strategic Army Corps (STRAC) unit, constantly maintains an immediate readiness force for airborne deployment to any area of the world. The 23-year-old officer is regularly assigned as administrative officer in the division's 326th Medical Company at Fort Campbell. Brother Delane was graduated from Manassas High School in 1956 and and from Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio, in 1960. CAMP WOLTERS, TEX, (AHNTC) —First Lt. Roger L. McLeod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger McLeod, 213 N. Seventh St., Palatka, Fla., completed the ten-week officer rotary-wing qualification course at The Primary Helicopter School, Camp Walters, Tex., Oct. 5. The course is designed to train Army aviators in helicopter flying techniques and the employment of rotarywing aircraft for observation missions. He entered the Army in July 1958 and was last stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. The 25-year-old officer is a 1953 graduate of Central Academy and a 1958 graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee. Lieutenant McLeod is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. End THE SPHINX


Zeta Gamma Lambda OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Brothers of Zeta Gamma Lambda under the infinite wisdom of Brother Luther Elliott president of the chapter went on record leading the way for promoting educational growth by means of aiding the Langston University Development Foundation. The chapter pledged one thousand sevenhundred fifty (1,750.00) dollars to the fund. Zeta Gamma Lambda would like to pay special tribute to the lovely Alphabettes who are major contributors to the forward progress of the chapter. Through the many special efforts of the Alphabettes the brothers of Zeta Gamma Lambda are able to enjoy many wholesome activities which promote true Alpha fellowship. Zeta Gamma Lambda also point with pride to Brother William H. Hale the president of Langston University as well as General President of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. as being one of the great leaders of the twentieth century. Brother Hale has exemplified a deep concern for promoting a c a d e m i c

growth of our young men and women. Through his many untiring efforts many new avenues are being opened at Langston University and throughout the state of Oklahoma. Good public relations are being observed as many alumni work around the clock to increase an understanding of, and faith in, Langston University. A key person in helping to promote this great program of public relations throughout the nation is the head coach Brother Tim Crisp a graduate of Langston University and known in the world of football as one of Langston's all time greats. This is Brother Crisps fourth year as head man of the Lions. He produced conference champions at Langston in 1959 and 1960. Zeta Gamma Lambda truly in solemnity review with other great Alpha Chapters throughout the world some of its past achievements that were only possible through the untiring efforts of true loyal brothers. As the time of automation appear, We brothers gallant and strong are here,

To meet our responsibility, In this great land of liberty. Though far from the goal, Many barriers still unfold, Scholarly with society we interact, Pressing forward, never moving back. Brother Allen A. Hancock, Associated Editor to the Sphinx Zeta Gamma Lambda

DEAD LINE FEBRUARY ISSUE JANUARY 10, 1961 TO PLEDGE by Brother Charles Smith Los Angeles, California To love of Freedom and not be free As we learn to serve humanity. Bound by Scholars mighty pens, Bound as brother not just friends. Bound by Alphas mandates all, Bound we stand unbound we fall. What determines our success Other than togetherness? Neat of dress? Astute of mind? Yes, but higher standards still we find We SPHINXMEN Strive for that degree When All Alphamen do see us Live "'Invictus'' every word Humble our selves and then emerge.

ZETA G A M M A LAMBDA, WIVES AND CHILDREN FRONT ROW: Brothers Alexander Jones, Bobby Parker, Achille C. Hebert; SECOND ROW: Mrs. Jimmie White and Baby, Brothers Allen Hancock, Richard Jones, Tim Crisp, Mrs. Joe Johnson, Joe Johnson, Albert Carabajol, Mrs. James Simpson and Baby; STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Mrs. Clara Fisher Mrs. Allen Hancock, (Hat and Head Mrs. Nora Clay), Mrs. T. P. Scott, Mrs. Jack Jordan, Mrs. Lois Andarson, Mrs. Richard Jones, Mrs. Evelyn Hunter, Mrs. A. Carbajol, Mrs. Anderson J . Lonian, Anderson J. Lonian, Leon Harris Otis Autry, Mrs. Lee A. Ward, Clarence Fisher, Samuel M. Smith, Jack Swain, Mrs. Barbara J. Hebert, Mrs. Bobby Parker, T. P. Scott, James Simpson; STANDING O N STAIRWAY LEFT TO RIGHT: Brothers Gen. President William H. Hale, Mrs. Larzette H. Hale, Jimmie White, Jack Jordan, Wallace Johnson, Lee A. Ward, Zebedee Hunter., Luther Elliott, President Zeta Gamma Lambda Chapter, Lewis Burton, James C. Ewery.

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African Scholars Begin Four-Year Studies at U N C F Member Colleges And Universities NEW YORK—Twenty-six African scholars completed their orientation period at Atlanta University, under United Negro College Fund auspices during September 1961. They depart immediately for the various member colleges for four fully financed years of study.

Thousands of African students have been trained at UNCF colleges over the years, according to W. J. Trent, jr., College Fund executive director. "But this is the first group brought over under the new coordinated fouryear program. This program is sponsored jointly with two other large groups of American colleges and the Federal government," Mr. Trent said. "Its aim is to select and educate promising young Africans in skills needed by their developing lands." High-standard tests for the overseas selection of African scholars were developed by the African Scholarship

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Program of American Universities— 100 leading universities in the U.S.— under the direction of Harvard's Dean David Henry. The same tests are used for students, selected by the other two cooperating colleges groups. They are the Cooperative African Scholarship Program, with 30 member colleges in New York State, Pennsylvania, Ohio and South Dakota—and the United Negro College Fund, with 32 member colleges in the South. The 1961-62 scholars selected are from Uganda, Tanganyika, Kenya, Southern and Northern Rhodesia, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierre Leone. Administrative costs for the tests in their respective countries were assumed by the African-American Institute. Travel costs are paid by their individual governments. Adequate financing for living expenses for the full four years has been arranged for each student, through the International Cooperation Administration of the U.S. Department of State. Scholarships providing complete coverage of tuition and fees are given by the colleges they attend. Orientation programs in America are undertaken by the three cooperating college groups. James R. Smothers, Jr., newly appointed Director of Educational Services of the United Negro College Fund, arranged the orientation program for UNCF's African scholars at Atlanta University. THE SPHINX


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Left to Right. Brothers Harry B. Baker, Chapter President and Head of the Music Department, A. Russell Brooks. Chapter Secretary and Head of the English Department, K. L. Moore, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Frankfort, William H. Goodwin, Chapter Vice President and Director of Public Relations, Arnold W. Wright, College A. A. U. P. Chapter President,Charles G. Douthitt, College Farm Superintendent, Joseph G. Fletcher, Editor to the Sphinx and Adviser to "The Thorobred.", R. B. Atwood, President of the College, Gus T. Ridgel, Chapter Treasurer, Adviser to Beta Mu Chapter, and Head of the Business Administration Department, B. T. Holmes, leading community physician, and Brother Alexis J . Richards, Assistant Registrar and Head of the French Department. Background: The Portico and Foyer to the new modern BLAZER LIBRARY, Ky. State College.

SOME OF THE ALPHA WIVES of G A M M A BETA LAMBDA CHAPTER, KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE, FRANKFORT Left to Right. Seated: Mrs. K. L. Moore, Mrs. Harry B. Baker, Mrs. Gus T. Ridgel, Chairman. Standing: Mrs. Mamuel B. Taylor, Mrs. Abxis J. Richards.

DECEMBER, 1961

FORT BENNING, GA. (AHNTC) —Army 2nd Lt. Alvin B. Fridie, 21, son of the Rev. W. N. Fridie, 529 Clark st., Orangeburg, S.C., completed the officer orientation course at The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 11. Lieutenant Fridie was trained in the duties and responsibilities of an officer in an Army infantry unit. A member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, he was graduated from Matthew W. Gilbert High School in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1957 and from Florida A & M University in Tallahassee this year. * * * * * FORT DETRICK, MD. (AHNTC) —Army Ptv. Jack N. Farrington, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Farrington, 111-44 168th st., Jamaica, N.Y., recently was assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Detrick, Md. Farrington, a biological science assistant in the garrison's Headquarters Company, entered the Army in July of this year and received basic training at Fort Dix, N.J. He is a 1954 graduate of Jamaica High School and a 1959 graduate of Morgan State College, Baltimore, Md. Farrington is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. PAGE 19


BROTHER JOSEPH E. DYER, Judge of The Court of Domestic Relations.

Brother Jack Sopher crossed the burnings sands into Alpha Land September 17, 1961. Not only has he achieved his primary goal of becoming an Alpha Man, but he will be one of two students representing Wilberforce University as an exchange student at Hull University in England as a result of his academic achievements.

Dr. William H . Hale, General President of the Alpha Phi Alpha Franternity, and also president of Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma, made a special visit to Louisville t o meet with the members of the Alpha

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HEILBRONN, GERMANY (AHNTC)—Lawrence Singleton, Jr., 24, whose wife, Shirley, lives on Route 2, Lamar, S.C., recently was promoted to specialist four in Germany, where he is a member of the 4th Armored Division. Specialist Singleton, a jeep driver in Company A of the division's 54th Infantry in Heilbronn, entered the

Army in June 1960, completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and arrived overseas the following December. Singleton, whose parents live on Route 1, McClellansville, is a 1955 graduate of Lincoln High School, McClellansville, a 1959 graduate of Benedict College, Columbia, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

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Whenever there is silence around me By day or by night — / am startled by a cry. It came down from the cross — The first time 1 heard it. I went out and searched — And I found a Man in the throes of Crucifixion, And I said, "I will take you down," And I tried to take the nails out of his feet. But He said, "Let them be For I cannot be taken down Until every man, every woman, and every child Come together to take me down." And I said, "But they cannot hear you cry. What can 1 do?" And He said, "Go about the World Tell everyone that you meet — There is a man on the Cross." Elizabeth Cheney A Very good Plan — Editor THE SPHINX


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ALPHA LAMBDA—Lyman T. Johnson, 2340 W . Walnut St., Louisville 12, Ky. BETA LAMBDA—Beltron L. Orme, 815 Washington Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas G A M M A LAMBDA—Augustus J. Calloway, Jr., 293 Eliot, Detroit I, Mich. DELTA LAMBDA—James W . Persons, 3044 Tioga Parkway, Baltimore 15, Md. EPSILON LAMBDA—Michael C. McPherson, 4642 Newberry Terrace, St. Louis 13, Mo. ZETA LAMBDA—Daniel L. Jordan, 2808 Parrish Ave., Newport News, Va. ETA LAMBDA—Leon G. Allain, 35 Leathers Circle, N.W., Atlanta 14, Ga. THETA LAMBDA—Albert Thompson, 621 Osmond Ave., Dayton 17, Ohio IOTA LAMBDA—Cramon J. Hyers, 1226 N. West St., Indianapolis 2, Indiana KAPPA LAMBDA, C. L. Bradley, 816 Ross Ave., Greensboro, North Carolina MU LAMBDA—Joseph C. Waddy, 615 F St., N.W,. Washington, D.C. NU LAMBDA—Walker H. Charles, Jr., Virginia State College, Petersburg, Va. Harold D. Langrum, 5225 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, III. O M I C R O N LAMBDA—Clarence F. Campbell, 1055 1st St, North Birmingham 4, Ala. PI LAMBDA—Lloyd H. Myers, 1514 West 21st, Little Rock, Arkansas RHO LAMBDA—James R. Heck, I I I , 252 Landon St., Buffalo 8, New York SIGMA LAMBDA—Belmont F. Haydel, Jr., 3730 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, La. TAU LAMBDA—Dr. Isaac H. Miller, 1717 Windover Dr., Nashville 8, Tennessee UPSILON LAMBDA—Dr. Jean C. Downing, 719 W. 8th St., Jacksonville, Fla. PHI LAMBDA—M. H. Crockett, 3320 Garner Road, Raleigh, N.C. Thomas E. Kelley, P.O. Box 132, Wilberforce, O. PSI LAMBDA—B. T. Scruggs, 1103 Queens Dr., Chattanooga, Tenn. ALPHA ALPHA LAMBDA—Arthur C. Williams, 158 Lincoln St., Montclair, New Jersey ALPHA BETA LAMBDA—Wilfred T. Seals, 776 Caden Lane, Lexington, Ky. ALPHA G A M M A LAMBDA—James E. Cooke, Jr., 180 W . 135th St., New York 30, N.Y. ALPHA DELTA LAMBDA—A. B. Owens, Jr., 598 Williams Ave., Memphis, Tennessee ALPHA EPSILON LAMBDA—Dr. R. W . Harrison, Jr., P.O. Box 492, Yaioo City, Miss. ALPHA ZETA LAMBDA—Joseph I. Turner—Bluefield State College, Bluefield, West Va. ALPHA ETA LAMBDA—Elva K. Steward, P.O. Box 225, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas ALPHA THETA LAMBDA—Chester C. Sutton, Sr., 1011 N. Ohio Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. ALPHA IOTA LAMBDA—E. R. Armstead, P.O. Box 152, Institute, W . Va. ALPHA KAPPA LAMBDA—Walker N. Atkinson, 911 Stanuton Ave., N.W., Roanoke, Va. ALPHA MU LAMBDA—Edward Hill, 249 York St., Knoxville, Tennessee Alpha Nu Lambda— Capt. Fred Dowdy, Jr., P.O. Box 1015, Tuskegee Institute, Ala. ALPHA XI LAMBDA—Rob. M. Stubblefield, 1340 W . Woodruff St., Toledo 6, O. ALPHA O M I C R O N LAMBDA—Eric W . Springer, Box 7182, Oakland Station, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. ALPHA PI LAMBDA—Julian L. Lewis, 1344 N. Woodland Ave., Winston Salem, N.C. ALPHA RHO LAMBDA—Dr. R. Earl Bland, 1103 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, O. ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA—Theodore Wallace, 12031 Schroeder Road, Dallas 31, Texas ALPHA TAU LAMBDA—Tolly W. Harris, 326 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa 20, Okla. ALPHA UPSILON LAMBDA—John Cannon, Ala. State College, Montgomery I, Ala. ALPHA PHI LAMBDA—G. W . C. Brown, Jr., 945 Albert Ave., Norfolk 13, Va. ALPHA CHI LAMBDA—Lee N. Beard, 1634 Lucky St., Augusta, Ga. ALPHA PSI LAMBDA—J. O. Jackson, 2212 Manse St., Columbia, S.C. BETA ALPHA LAMBDA—Franklin Williams, 259 Randolph Ave., Jersey City, N.J. BETA BETA LAMBDA—Ellis A. Adger, 14015 Monroe St., Miami 58, Florida BETA G A M M A LAMBDA—H. O. Freeman, 2806 Griffin Ave., Richmond, Va. BETA DELTA LAMBDA—Ernest C. Cook, 454 N. Jefferson St., Daytona Beach, Fla. BETA EPSILON LAMBDA—L. G. Ashley, P.O. Box 247. Boley, Okla. BETA ZETA LAMBDA—Cyrus B. Taylor, 805 E. Dunklin St., Jefferson City, Mo. BETA ETA LAMBDA—Hugh W . Sharp, 2212 N.E. 26th St., Oklahoma City I I , Okla. BETA THETA LAMBDA—J. R. Butts, 28 Nelson St., Durham, N.C. BETA IOTA LAMBDA—James Prestage Southern University, Baton Rouge, La. BETA KAPPA LAMBDA—Frank Miller, 150 Nesbitt Ave., North Charleston, S.C. BETA MU LAMBDA—(Inactive) Salisbury, N.C. BETA NU LAMBDA—John A. Davis, 2518 LaSalie St., Charlotte 8, N.C. BETA XI LAMBDA—Rev. Charles E. Taylor, 2009 Locust St.. Omaha 10, Neb. BETA O M I C R O N LAMBDA—Samuel T. Callo. way, Jr. 224 Chicago St., Prichard, Ala. BETA PI LAMBDA—George A. Poyer, 2 First SI., Albany 10, N.Y.

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BETA RHO LAMBDA—Andrew J. Brown, 24 N. Hine St., Youngstown 8, Ohio BETA SIGMA LAMBDA—Harold E. James, 3 Douglas St., Bloomfield, Conn. BETA TAU LAMBDA—Clyde R. Broadus, 2200 Evans A v e . Fort W o r t h 4. Texas BETA UPSILON LAMBDA—Virgil J. Gilmore, 400 LaConte St., Jackson, Tenn. BETA PHI LAMBDA—James W. Fisher. 518 W . Henry St., Savannah, Ga. BETA CHI LAMBDA—Harry M. Hodges, 808 Fondulac St., Muskogee, Oklahoma BETA PSI LAMBDA—William J. Russell, 1208 E. 47th St., Los Angeles, Calif. G A M M A ALPHA LAMBDA—Harry W . Wood, P.O. Box 665, Lexington, Va. G A M M A BETA LAMBDA—Dr. A. Russell Brooks, Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Ky. G A M M A G A M M A LAMBDA—O. V. Hicks, 2004 Richmond Ave., Anderson, S.C. G A M M A DELTA LAMBDA—(Inactive) Beckley, West Va. G A M M A EPSILON LAMBDA—Jacob H. Bronaugh, 1216 Broad St., Hopkinsviile, Ky. G A M M A ZETA LAMBDA—Roland J. Yates, 2804 29th St., Tampa, Fla. G A M M A ETA LAMBDA—Dr. Malvern L. Ore, 1902 E. Nth St., Austin, Texas. G A M M A THETA LAMBDA—Harry H. Young, Jr., 55 Oakmont Dr., New Castle, Dela. G A M M A IOTA LAMBDA—Thomas E. Mason, 1540 Sterling PI., Brooklyn 13, N.Y. G A M M A KAPPA LAMBDA—B. T. Washington, 1417 Queen St., Wilmington, N.C. G A M M A MU LAMBDA—J. L. Maxwell, Jr., Florida A and M University, Tallahassee, Fla. G A M M A NU LAMBDA—Lawrence A. Ferguson, 1401 Taylor St., Lynchburg, Va. G A M M A XI LAMBDA—Robert M. Patterson, 962 W . Central Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota G A M M A O M I C R O N LAMBDA—Ben C. Hampton, Albany State College, Albany, Ga. G A M M A PI LAMBDA—R. H. Stanton, Jr., 501 1-2 Rosenberg, Galveston, Texas G A M M A RHO LAMBDA—Rogers E. Randall, 2750 W . 12th Ave., Gary, Ind. G A M M A SIGMA LAMBDA—William D. Beasley, Box 173, State College, Fort Valley, Ga. G A M M A TAU LAMBDA—T. L. Inghram, 106 John St., Orange, Texas G A M M A UPSILON LAMBDA—L. W. Garrett, Box 209, Marshall, Texas G A M M A PHI LAMBDA—John Price, 6356 Ra. cine St., Oakland 9, Calif. G A M M A CHI LAMBDA—Carlton A. A. Dias, 949 Broderick St., San Francisco, Calif. G A M M A PSI LAMBDA—Dr. David K. Hall Jr. 105 South Side Ave., Asheville, N.C. DELTA ALPHA LAMBDA—Frederick D. Brown, 3609 E. 139th St., Cleveland 20, O. DELTA BETA LAMBDA—Judson H. Furlow, 102 W . County St., Phoebus, Va. DELTA G A M M A LAMBDA—Alva S. Thornton, Sr., 1344 Bathgate Ave., Cincinnati 6 O. DELTA DELTA LAMBDA—St. Elmo A. Greaux, 638 6th St., West Palm Beach, Fla. DELTA EPSILON LAMBDA—Harold W . Thomas, 1731 Gaty Ave., East St. Louis, III. DELTA ZETA LAMBDA—Henry L. Robinson, S. C. State College, Orangeburg, S.C. DELTA ETA LAMBDA—P. A. Townsend, 416 Kansas Ave., Topeka, Kansas DELTA THETA LAMBDA—Charles E. Briggins 3807 Eton Road, Huntsville, Ala. DELTA IOTA LAMBDA—Lorenzo R. Manns. 1280 Bedford Ave., Columbus, Ga. DELTA KAPPA LAMBDA—Gerard A. Anderson, 305 Athens St., Florence, S.C. DELTA MU LAMBDA—Robert J. Reynolds, 236 S. Orange Ave., Newark 3, New Jersey DELTA NU LAMBDA—L. Wilson York, 341 Ross ft.. Danville, Va. GENERAL ORGANIZATION—Chicago, III. DELTA XI LAMBDA—Felton A. Johnson, 4017 Wilts St., Orlando, Fla. DELTA O M I C R O N LAMBDA—James D. Singletary, Maryland State College, Princess Ann, M d . DELTA PI LAMBDA—A. J. Durgan, 412 Buckeye Ave., Selma, Ala. DELTA RHO LAMBDA—Roger C. Stiles, Jr., P.O. Box 1303, San Antonio 6, Texas DELTA SIGMA LAMBDA—Dr. R. Frank Bryant, 1112 Linden, Pine Bluff, Arkansas DELTA TAU LAMBDA—Mervyn V. Lackey, 2337 W . Jefferson St., Phoenix, Aril. DELTA UPSILON LAMBDA—James C. Leary, 2961 Looney St., Shreveport, La. DELTA PHI LAMBDA—Herman E. Armstrong, 3036 23rd St., Tuscaloosa, Ala. DELTA C H I LAMBDA—Hoyt H. Harper, 5344 N. 64th St., Milwaukee, Wis. DELTA PSI LAMBDA—Harry D. Hawkin, 3038 Milwaukee St., Denver 5, Colo. EPSILON ALPHA LAMBDA—I. C. Dugas, 1804 W . Robbins, Tyler, Texas EP'ILON BETA LAMBDA—Lawton C. Thomas, 1282 Kitchen St., Macon, Ga. EPSILON G A M M A LAMBDA—Robert O. Phillipps, M.D., 12 Seaver St., Boston 21, Mass. EPSILON DELTA LAMBDA—James O. Hopson, Talladega College, Talladega, Ala. EPSILON EPSILON LAMBDA—Charles W . Toliver, 1136 East Sunset Drive, Waco, Texas EPSILON ZETA LAMBDA—Gerald W . Perry, 2707 N.E. 9th Ave., Portland 12, Ore.

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