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NEGRO HISTORY WEEK CELEBRATION GOLDEN JUBILEE OF THE SPHINX MAGAZINE THE UNDERGRADUATE AND SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE A VIEW OF SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE TO MAKE WISDOM POSSIBLE TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY . . . IT'S LATE
DEPARTMENTS 8 A MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL PRESIDENT 8 IN MEMORIAM 9 FROM THE GENERAL SECRETARY'S DESK 10 ALPHA WORKSHOP 13 MEET THE NEW PRESIDENT-ELECT 13 THANKS 14 FRAT FUN . . . 17 JOB OPPORTUNITIES 17 SCHOLASTIC HONOR ROLL 17 MUSING WITH THE POETS 18 REFHESH YOUR MEMORY 18 EDITORIALLY SPEAKING 19 BOOKS 20 ALPHA SWEETHEARTS 22 ALPHA CONVENTIONS 25 ALPHA NAACP HONOR GUARD 25 A MESSAGE FROM BROTHER JEWEL HENRY A. CALLIS 26 SPHINX "BROTHER OF THE YEAR" 27 BROTHERS IN THE PEACE CORPS 28 CHAPTER ACTIVITIES 38 OMEGA CHAPTER 39 ALPHA PHI ALPHA DIRECTORY AND CHAPTER LISTINGS C O V E R : 1964 is the Golden Jubilee or 50th Anniversary of The Sphinx, the official magazine of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. February is the 50th birth month of the magazine. The magazine has been printed consistently during this period. Alpha Phi Alpha is the oldest of the former all-Negro Greek Letter Fraternities, and the Sphinx is the oldest publication of the groups, as well as one of the nation's oldest magazines. A representative number of the issues are pictured on the cover. Many of the issues have been very colorful and significant. They tell the story of the life and mood and the involvement in American history of one of the nation's greatest Greek Letter Organizations - Alpha Phi Alpha. Organizing Editor, 1914: Raymond W. Cannon * * * EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: C. ANDERSON DAVIS THE SPHINX: P. O. BOX 1420, BLUEFIELD, W. VA. 24701
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: O. Wilson Winters, Laurence T. Young, Charles Wesley, W. Wesley Whetstone, Robert F. Custis, Charles A. Broaddus, Malvin R. Goode, J M. Ellison, Belford V. Lawson, Lionel H. Newsom, Frank L. Stanley, Sr., A. Maceo Smith, T. Winston Cole, Kermit J. Hall, W. Barton Beatty, Maceo Hill, L. W. Jeffries, Martin L. Harvey, David A. Dowdy, Floyd Shepherd, Henry Crawford, Gus.T. Ridgel, Samuel A. Madden, L. H. Stanton, Kermit J. Hall, Henry Crawford, (Stiff Photographer). EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: J. Herbert King, J. E. Martin, Felix Warren, John H. Johnson, John C. Brown, Malvin Goode. Marshall Harris, Moss H. Kendrix, T. Winston Cole, Lionel H. Newsom, Belford V. Lawson, Laurence T. Young, Floyd Shepherd, Gus T. Ridgel, Samuel A. Madden, L. H. Stanton, Kermit J. Hall.
The Sphinx is the magazine (Official Organ) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 4432 South Parkway, Chicago, 111. T Winston Cole, President; Laurence T. Young, General Secretary; C. Anderson Davis Editor; published four times a year, February, May, October and December. Copyright, 1964 by The Sphinx, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Subscription rate: $2.00 per year. / Address all communications to The Sphinx, P. O. Box 1420, or 300 Sussex Street, Bluefield, W. Va. 24701. ^ Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at Bluefield, W. Va., under act of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at a special rate of postage provided for in Section 1102, act of October 3, 1917, and authorized on July 5, 1918
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FIFTIETH BIRTH MONTH OF THE SPHINX MAGAZINE
"If a people would become great it must know and appreciate its history and proclaim it to the world without fear or favor." CAD
The snow lies deeps, nor sun nor melting shower Serves to abate the winter's icy power. One fall has scarcely come another's there, And stays in drifts unmelted all the year. Fierce and tempestuous is the north-wind's sway; It levels towers of store and carries roofs away. â€” F. A. Wright (Latin)
"When we are parted, let me lie In some far corner of thy heart, Silent, and from the world apart. Like a forgotten melody." My Valentine
"Manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind, are the aims of our dear fraternity." 'Excellence is the state of possessing good qualities in an unusual or eminent degree; the state of excelling in anything; a quality of superiority; a virtue in persons, highly laudable, meritorious or valuable and esteemed in things.' 'Scholarship is the ability and character of a man of learning; attainments in science or literature etc.: erudition.'
M*»gro H i s t o r y Week C c»I*»lircitioii I ehrn«ir> 9 - 1€»9 1964 job in carrying on this great work, but as is the case in so many instances, there is not enough solid cooperation. February is filled with history, for Your help is sincerely solicited. Alpha this reason Negro History Week is cel- makes a contribution t o the organizaebrated during this month. The birth tion each year but this is not enough. dates of two great characters who were We would suggest that each of our so prominent in emancipating the A - chapters take a membership and enmerican Negro from t h e shackles of courage individual brothers to do the slavery fall in this month - Abraham same. Membership i n the association Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. It al- is only $1.00 per year. A subscription so carries the birth date of the father to the "Journal of Negro History" is of our country, George Washington. Since so little information about the Negro is included in American history text books used by our public school system, it is a blessing that one of our great leaders had foresight enough to found a great organization to promote Negro History Week and the study of Negro life and history in general. This great leader was the late Carter G. Woodson, Ph. D., who founded the AsBRO. CHARLES CARTER G. sociation For The Study of Negro Life H. WESLEY WOODSON and History, Inc., September 9, 1915. These two m e n h a v e probably done more Bro. Dr. Charles Wesley, one of our outstanding historians, became presi- than anyone else to record arid preserve Negro history. Woodson w a s founder a n d dent of the association after the death former president of the association and Wesof Dr. Woodson. He is doing, a fine ley is the current president. Theme: "Negro History; A Basis For New Freedom"
$5.00 per year, and a subscription to the "Negro History Bulletin" is $2.00 per year. No person would want to take a membership without the publications - a total of $8.00 per year. For further information write to The Association For The Study of Negro Life and History, 1538 Ninth St., N. W., Washington, D. C. We urge every organization and individual to cooperate with the celebration of this week. We also urge you to do everything possible throughout the year to disseminate Negro history to the American public. The NAACP, for several years, has been carrying on a campaign to have Negro history taught as a part of American history, not separate, but rather inculcated into it. Won't you join in this campaign? If a people would become great it must know and appreciate its history and proclaim it to the world without fear or favor. February offers a great opportunity for lifting up the history of the AfroAmerican - particularly during Negro History Week. CAD
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THE S P H I N X
e n i i of i SPHINX iiif 50 YEARS OF SERVICE Bro. C. A n d e r s o n D a v i s
Nineteen hundred and sixty-four marks the 50th anniversary of the Sphinx Magazine. The Sphinx Fiftieth Anniversary Committee, approved by the general convention, has worked hard to make this celebration of vital importance and meaningful to Alpha. The Committee is asking full cooperation of every chapter and of every brother. The celebration will climax at the New York Convention, August 14-20. We sincerely trust that every chapter will plan to send delegates and that many brothers will attend on their own, making this the largest and most vital convention in history. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity had its beginning in 1906. From the very beginning the organization had a forward look, great ideals, and noble aims. There have been disappointments, years in which not much progress was made, and many problems to overcome, nevertheless, through all of this, Alpha never ceased to move forward and there was never any doubt that the Fraternity would grow and progress and at the same time perform outstanding services for the good of the nation as well as for the brotherhood. In February, 1914, the first edition of the Sphinx Magazine was published, with Bro. Raymond W. Cannon as editor and Bro. Henry Lake Dickason president of the Fraternity. Since the first edition, the Sphinx has had ups and downs - good issues, great issues, as well as bad issues - but through all of this it has served a glorious purpose as one of the nation's oldest magazines and the first magazine to be published by the former Negro Greek letter organizations, There will be a 50th anniversary edition of the Sphinx magazine. We invite the cooperation of every chapter in this endeavor. There will be many things for the chapters to do as a participant in this celebration. A small brochure has been sent to the chapters offering suggestions that may be e x panded. If there is a chapter that has not sent in the names and addresses of its Sphinx 50th Anniversary Committee, we entreat you to do so immediately. If you have copies of the Sphinx
from 1914 through 1920 - please let us use them. The Purpose of the Celebration 1. It is very fitting that the Fraternity properly observes this anniversary that new inspiration may be provided for the future; that young Alpha brothers may have an opportunity to develop a new appreciation for those who have made many sacrifices to bring the brotherhood to its present status; that the national community may be informed of the progress of the F r a t e r n ity and its official publication; that we may be able to evaluate our present status in the light of what has gone on in the past, looking toward a more glorious future, and 2. To promote a unique and functional program of reclamation. It is our feeling that with the cooperation of each chapter, at least 5,000 inactive brothers should be activated. It is our plan to send a copy of the 50th anniversary edition of The Sphinx to all inactive brothers whose names and addresses are furnished by the chapters. The Central Theme Communication - Excellence . . . Key to Equality - COMMUNICATION deals with one of the most essential necessities of our time. Communication breeds understanding and understanding breeds respect. Without these, equality cannot exist. EXCELLENCE must be given priority if the Negro is to achieve. EQUALITY: There is a difference between freedom and equality. Even though we have staged a great movement in America for freedom, we must go beyond that. We may gain freedom without gaining equality.
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. . . KEY TO EQUALITY
Equality can come only through individual effort and through sincere communication. There is a great need on our part to work and strive toward excellence excellence in every endeavor _ in the small things as well as the large things and things that pay off in money value as well as things that pay off in spiritual values. There must be excellence for excellence sake. There are so many who would just get by - those who watch the clock, and those who do just enough to make a livelihood for t h e m selves. Just enough is not enough. There is a line in a spiritual that reads: "If I can just make it in", we must do more than just make it in. It is this individual effort that will finally lead us to equality. Some of the sub-topics that we are suggesting under this theme are: The Struggle of The Negro Scholar (The achievement of the Negro Scholar, in spite of his many handicaps, is one of the miracles of American hist o r y ) ; The Negro Leader (The Negro leader deserves great praise for his skill and ability to lead in spite of pressure without and w i t h i n ) ; The N e gro Writer, Author, Poet, and Artist; Brotherhood (It is our feeling that communication, excellence and u n d e r standing could do more to create true brotherhood, good will and wholesome h u m a n relations than all of the exhortations and preachments of our t i m e ) ; The New Century of Freedom (It is our feeling that as we look at our past and move and act in the present, we should also envision the future as well as make plans and set goals); We Have Tomorrow. This celebration will give every chapter, as well as every brother, an o p portunity to re-examine the role that Alpha is playing in shaping the American dream into reality and its involvement in the history making activities of our time. It is more than the celebration of a magazine. It is an envision of our scope and influence on the American scene. We represent not only the m a jestic past but also the high calling of an abundant brotherly future filled with undreamed of opportunity.
THE UNDERGRADUATE AND SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE by BROTHER JOHN MOTLEY, JR.
Is high scholarship worth the effort? In other words, is there any evidence that a man who attains high marks is more likely to achieve success in his chosen field than one who is content merely with obtaining the bare minimum needed to get by? It is extremely unfortunate that there are no accurate approved statistical methods that may be used to measure the correlation between success in studies and success in life. For perhaps this information could be used to greater avail for guidance and encouragement than the opinions of men. Now those who take sides on this question may strike out at the notions of the other with exceptional instances to "prove" his point. The danger in this type of argument is obvious. I am of the opinion that the grades one makes in college are an indication of his initiative, his disposition to inquire into the nature of things, his interest in affairs that bear on his life, his persistance in the pursuit of desired objectives, his creativeness, and his concern for the completion of projects and the justification of trust, and therefore an accurate indication of his probable success in his chosen field. This also is the majority view of educators and counselors. It seems that most of those proposing this view are those who are being negatively affected by a competitive system of grades, those who might with less effort cure the cause of their complaint, their own lack of application. Despite the arguments that grades are a poor indication of achievement, a p plication, and competitive standing, in the absence of a better system being presented, I'll accept the present plan as being adequate. In the past, intimidation, hazing, fear, and other negative methods were used to spur scholarship. In recent years, more attention has been given to the problem of stimulating students to achieve scholastically. In some fraternities, students have found themselves in a position of conflict for they must choose between the social atmosphere of the fraternal group and the
intellectual aims of the university. This, however, is not the case in Alpha Phi Alpha. Scholarship is accorded such a high position among our ideals as to be placed as one of the "aims of our dear fraternity." Or maybe we have finally uncovered the real dilemma faced by some of our chapters. We profess to these ideals of high scholarship while at the same time doing little or nothing to come up to these ideals. We realize that the goal is superior scholarship, not merely equaling the All-Men's average; we realize the importance of setting a good example for the pledgees; we realize the importance of realistic expectations from the Bros, and pledgees; we realize the importance of a system of rewards and punishments; we realize the importance of selection, as improvement in scholarship is evolutionary and difficult to correct overnight; and we realize that the first and most important job in college is studying, and that rather than interfere with this duty, fraternity love should create an atmosphere which will stimulate substantial intellectual progress and superior intellectual achievement." Yet too often the leaders, on all levels, fail to take a firm position against those things which may level criticism on the fraternity. Leaders fail to
LIKE FATHER. LIKE SON: Bro. Belford V. Lawson, Past General President, congratulates his son, Belford, Jr., following his initiation into Sigma Chapter, Boston, Mass. B. V., Jr. is a student at Harvard University. Happy m o m e n t s for a proud father.
stress the double failure of the individual when he fails to obtain his highest efficiency - the failure to his fraternity and the failure to himself. Leaders fail to point out the increasing role grades are playing in employer files. And leaders fail to inspire the students to set for themselves "the highest standard of intellectual achievement" of which they are capable. But despite the failures of some chapters and leaders, more of our m e m bers are conscious of the need for improved scholarship, and constant awareness of the need for improvement linked with concerted efforts to i m prove is certain to bring about that improvement. Our successes have been due to the matureness and seriousness that so many of our members already have instilled in them, to the willingness to learn exhibited by our m e m bers, to their amenableness to suggestions and coaxing, to their realization that to "obtain respect worth possessing, one must do more than the common run of men." Our failures have been due to our tendency at times to emphasize the immature, superficial, and shallow in group life. Whenever we pledge men by their athletic ability, social aptness, or appearance, whenever we attempt to instill our ideas and ideals in them by force r a t h er than an appeal to their intrinsic motivations, whenever we value a t h letic and social standing more than academic standing, we are destroying the structure which can help us the most. But when we seek out a man because of his character, proven scholastic ability, capacity for development, and r e sponsibility, when we treat pledgees with respect, offering realistic goals and serious examples, and when we emphasize those things which possess more lasting value, then we are truly living up to the ideals of "our dear fraternity."
EDITOR'S NOTE: Bro. John Motley, Jr., is a senior at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, III, and maintains a 4:00 average. He is President of Beta Eta Chapter and active in the regional and national organization.
A VIEW OF SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE by BROTHER MARTIN L. HARVEY
In spite of the nationwide emphasis on scholastic excellence in higher education, one still hears college fraternity men decry scholarship with such statements as, "Scholarship is not everything" and "Many men may be good Alpha men and not have good grades," and "We want well-rounded men." This attitude influences the selection of pledge club members who are average in scholarship, and they later become fraternity members with average grades, who initiate other men who also have average grades. Several things must be said about this point of view. For one thing, from its very beginning, the founders of Alpha Phi Alpha emphasized scholarship, then manly deeds and love for all mankind. For another thing, a highly complex society has little use for average people. The range of problems, the demands of industry, the complexity of
human relations, all demand men who have learned how to use their minds, and to bring to bear on the problems of the world the capacity for disciplined reason, and creative imagination. Then, too, there is little place for a "well-rounded" person in a dynamic society. A well-rounded person is like a ball - he either rolls in the first direction he is pushed, or else he bounces off whatever wall he encounters. Instead, we need people whose lives and purposes come to a point, a focus, which can penetrate whatever opposition they meet. This requires people who will be steadfast in purpose, strong in faith,dependable in integrity, and powerful in achievement. Harry Emerson Fosdick once made a mind-stirring statement about this matter. He wrote, "No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused,
dedicated, disciplined.'' Finally, a man's greatest happiness comes from doing his job well. This is true whether it is playing golf, driving a car, piloting an airplane, or solving a mathematical problem. In college a man's primary job is academic achievement - locating the fundamental p r o b lems of mankind, and finding the beginning of an answer to them. This insight was summed up by President Kennedy at his last press conference, when he quoted the Greek definition of happiness as "the full use of your powers along the lines of excellence." EDITORS NOTE: Mai tin L. Harvey is dean of students at Southern University, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is in frequent contact with college students on campuses in many parts of the country and abroad. He is a member of Beta Iota Lambda Chapter, and is a life member of the fraternity. The request for this article is in keeping with our emphasis on Scholastic Excellence.
EXAMPLES OF SCHOLARSHIP AND ACHIEVEMENT SOME OF ALPHA'S SCHOLARS GET TOGETHER
DAYTONA BEACH. FLORIDA - Beta Delta Lambda and Delta Beta Chapters of Bethune Cookman College observed Founders' Day on the campus of Bethune-Cookman College in the Gertrude Hotchkiss Heyn Memorial Chapel on Sunday, December 8. Left t<i right: Bro. James E. Huger. President-elect of Beta Delta Lambda. presented the 19G3 Alpha Educational Awards to four senior college presidents in the state of Florida: Dr. Richard V. Moore. president of Bethune-Cookman College; Dr. George W. Gore, Jr.. president of Florida A & M University, Tallahasse, and speaker for the occasion; Dr. R. W. Puryear. president of Florida Memorial College. St. Augustine; and Dr. W. B. Stewart, president of Edward Waters College, Jacksonville.
DAYTONA BEACH. FLORIDA - Visiting the campus of BethuneCookman College were the Alpha Wives whose husbands were the recipients of the 1963 Alpha Phi Educational Medallion. From left to right: Mrs. Richard V. Moore, Bethune-Cookman College; Mrs. George W. Gore. Jr., Florida A & M Univ.; Mr. R. W. Puryear, Florida Memorial College; and Mrs. W. B. Stewart, Edward Waters College.
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Only developed societies establish and maintain colleges. Underdeveloped societies prepare their youth for adult responsibilities through family socialization and the rudiments of elementary school. In underdeveloped societies there is not much need for wisdom, for the reason that crystalization of facts of life already created by adults is sufficient to enable the youth to cope adequately with the problems they will face in life. In developed societies and the cultures extant t h e r e in, and indeed in the modern world everywhere, there are so many alternative patterns of living, so many moral and non-moral choices to be made, such abundance of facts available, that higher education is a necessity and should be acquired by all who are capable of attaining it. More than ever before there is need of persons of all races and cultures who not only know the facts of life and the world of their time but who have taken the time to examine life and its e x periences to assimilate facts and are able to demonstrate a measure of wisdom. Higher education which concentrates upon the transmission from one generation to another of culture and knowledge already achieved and which places larger emphasis upon the learning of skills, as well as training for the professions, is important and should be pursued with diligence. However, higher education of this calibre while good, may very well stop short of the major need of our time. What is needed and needed greatly, is higher education which provides skilled artisans in abundance, professional persons with specialties adequate to the needs of the time, knowledgeable individuals who can adjust to culture change with a high degree of calmness and poise, but which does not stop with the propogation of these values. Higher education which is most needed in these days must do well the above m e n tioned things, but in addition it must give students experience which requires men to engage themselves in the difficult task of interpretation of facts, of choosing wisely among alternatives, and of determining worthy ends and values for living. In short, higher ed-
TO MAKE WISDOM POSSIBLE ucation must aim to make wisdom possible and encourage young people to pursue understanding. This is certainly one of the goals for a church-related liberal arts college. Wisdom cannot be transmitted like facts. It cannot be learned like skills, but wisdom can be made possible through process, intellectual interaction, and diligent effort. The major educational task at Philander Smith College, as I conceive it, is to create an academic atmosphere that will make wisdom possible for every student who attends here in terms of his own ability and in accordance with the impact which this atmosphere can make upon him. To make wisdom possible involves a process, and this process means that we must reach the student where we find him upon entrance, discover the forces which tend to motivate him, and involve hin in experiences which will light up his imagination and cause him to seek wisdom. will not get lost in mere activity which sometimes goes in the name of freedom. The intellectual and academic atmosphere that we shall try to create is to involve excellence in all dimensions of the college life. From the hard intellectual effort of creating new ideas to the beautification of buildings, our every resource shall be mustered in the direction of quality education. No college can be great sitting on an island unto itself divorced from its community. Philander Smith College, under this administration, shall ever seek to maintain close ties with the community, both local and beyond, to the end that there may be partnership between the college and the community in making educational efforts take on reality for the student. Guesswork will be at a minimum. There will be r e search, careful check on all endeavors, to the end that all the experiences u n der the guidance of the college shall have educational value. Involved in this academic atmosphere, which I hope will make wisdom possible, will be constant recognition of the value of h u man personality and awareness that personality grows best in an atmosphere of democracy, freedom, and r e ligious belief. Our process shall involve teamwork teamwork which begins with the intellectual interaction of a student using his best self to criticize his lesser self-
teamwork which will involve interaction at the intellectual and cultural level between faculty and students, each respecting the other but each seeking to grow from the tension which rises when questions are asked and answers are attempted. There will be teamwork between the youthful mind of the student and the age-old truths expressed in volumes of yesteryear where the mind of the student enters camaraderie with the mind of Plato, Emanuel Kant, Bach and Beethoven, Confucious, as well as a host of men and women who have left their ideas and wisdom in permanent form through the literature and other arts that they have produced. I pledge to the Board, to the Faculty, to the Student Body, and to the Community, that I shall liberally provide as many of the resources of the college for the development of the student, the provision of free intellectual community for the faculty, and service to the community at large in terms of the policies of the college and the availability of resources themselves. In return, I seek from you understanding, suggestion, and cooperation -that we may have a community of scholars old and young and an intellectual atmosphere that will make wisdom possible at Philander Smith College in these days. I also look forward to larger service to be rendered to the community, to more effective leadership on the part of graduates, and to the playing of larger and more effective roles of life in the culture of which we are a part. Our civilization, meaning the gadgets which we have created, the technologies which we have fashioned, has to some extent outrun our culture in the finest sense, meaning our values, the ends of life which we hold, and humanity to man. It is our hope that the educational process at Philander Smith College will help culture keep pace with technology and produce men and women, who educated, responsible and skilled, will help to make a better society for they will have come to know wisdom and to use it. EDITOR'S NOTE .This article is taken from the Inaugural address delivered by Bro. Dr. Roosevelt D. Crockett who was installed as president of Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Ark., October 9, 1963. See Page 27.
TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
. . . IT'S LATE
by Bro. Malvin R. Goode We live today in a world that gets smaller by the hour. The first time I came to Detroit a quarter of a century ago I drove from Pittsburgh and it took almost twelve hours. That driving distance is about half that now, but yesterday I came from Pittsburgh in less than two hours on a slow plane. Last summer I traveled almost 30,000 miles across Africa, one day 2,200 miles alone in about seven hours time with several stops along the way. If your city is as great as I believe it to be, if you have grown as the statistics indicate, those of you who live in and around it have the responsibility to live great too. It's late for accomplishing the things we must accomplish. First, on an international scale, the world is spending 120 billions annually for military might, the equivalent of 9% of the world's output of goods and services, a sum that equals the entire national income of all the underdeveloped countries of the world. Our budget alone is 53 billion, more than half our total budget of 110 billion. In this century we have had two world wars and a multitude of brush fire wars and "police actions" so-called, with the loss of millions of young'lives and billions in money, and we're right where we started. Last Monday we celebrated Veteran's Day, and I have said we should go back to calling it Armistice Day because Armistice means a brief cessation of arms, a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement, a truce.
There are basically only three or four areas of life that need attention, that man might live in Peace: the Battle of the haves against the have-nots, those who refuse to accept poverty as a fact of life, the battle of ideologies - communism against capitalism, some r e ligious struggles, and the revolt of those who are tired of being discriminated against because of skin color. This wise motto is enshrined in the UNESCO charter, "There is no peace in the world today because there is no peace in the minds of men." At the United Nations, one hundred and elev-, en Nations are meeting regularly trying to map out a program for world peace. The Test Ban Treaty has been signed by more than one hundred nations. The temporary successes in the Cuban Crisis, the Congo, the Middle East Armistice effected by Haile Sellasie are examples of what can be done in this area. We are working on the elimination of poverty and hunger. It is hardly right that mankind should die in India, or China, or anywhere else from sheer lack of food when the granaries of some nations are bulging, or that 17% of our population should go to bed hungry when food goes to waste in New York, or fruit rots on the trees in Florida because of poor distribution. The Economic and Social Commission of the UN works tirelessly to develop a program that will some day eliminate hunger in the world. In our country, like it or not, we have worked out a program of public assistance which actually keeps an American from going
EMPEROR HALIE SELASSIE OF ETHOPIA is greeted by Brother Goode, ABC United Nations Correspondent.
F E B R U A R Y , 1964
without food. In the field of health, millions are appropriated each year by the World Health Organization to educate doctors and nurses, build hospitals, set up some system to provide medical attention in those areas so long deprived of medical care. In our country, e x cept in the bigoted sections, the poorest can obtain medical attention in clinics and outpatient departments of the best hospitals. The fear of family illness does not hang today like a heavy shadow over most families for employers, mutual beneficial organizations, hospitalization plans are available to assist in meeting these emergencies. Ten days ago I was privileged to participate in a Press Conference at ABC's New York studios with Alabama's Governor Wallace. When I asked him about holding back the progress of his state by denying one-third of the population equality, he answered me with a discussion about dropouts in the schools. When I asked him "Have you though* ^bout giving leadership in the opposite direction, leading the people of Alabama into the light of respect for the Law and put off the darkness of ignorance and outmoded conventions, he answered with a diatribe about his belief in God . . . but never a direct answer. On the campus of Princeton University five weeks ago, Governor Barnett told the students, "We don't talk about equality in Mississippi, we talk about justice and the 'Nigra' in Mississippi (Continued on page 16)
BROTHER MALVIN GOODE LECTURES on broadcasting journalism to a group of professional African journalists in Lagos, Nigeria. Other leaders s h o w n are Dean Burton Marvin of the William Allen White School of Journalism, and John McCormally, editor of the Hutchinson (Kans.) N e w s .
MESSAGE from the General President BROTHER T. WINSTON COLE, SR.
The General President sincerely hopes that for the Men of Alpha the Christmas season was a most M e n y season, and he is certainly sincere in his wish for good health, happiness, and success for each Man oi Alpha in the New Year! The year 1964 is the year of 100', Life Membership in the NAACP for each Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Time and tide, it is true, waits for no man. Our deadline is August 1, 1964. Our Regional Conventions are now planned, I am sure with this aim in mind. Each Regional Convention, I should hope will be so directed as to provide for the success of our National program of Education, Strengthened Bonds of True Brotherhood, Improved Under-Graduate Relations, and Developed Human Relations Programs. The General President has accepted invitations to speak for the public meeting of the Southwestern Regional Convention on Friday, March 27, 1964 in Shreveport, La. He will address the Banquet session of the Southern Regional Convention on Saturday, March 28, 1964 in Atlanta, Ga., the Banquet session of the Midwestern Regional Convention on Saturday, March 21, 1964, in Indianapolis, Ind., and the Banquet session of the Western Regional Convention on Saturday, July 11, 1964 at San Diego, Calif. REMEMBER this is a NEW ERA!
Let us mold a NEW ALPHA!
BRO. W. WESLEY WHETSTONE The untimely death of Bro. Whetstone is indeed a shock and a great loss to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He was in attendance at the Executive Council Meeting, January 18 and made a fine contribution to our plans. As usual, Bro. Whetstone was in good spirits and was talking about the things he had planned for the Southern Region. He made a very fine report on plans for the regional convention. We parted expecting to see Bro. Whetstone again in Atlanta at the Southern Regional Convention, March 26-28, for several of us were scheduled to appear on his program. But fate would not have it that way - less than a week after our meeting, Bro. Whetstone passed into Omega.
"Now the laborer's task i* o'er; N o w the battle day is past; N o w upon the farther shore Lands the voyager at Last. Father, in Thy gracious keeping L e a v e w e now Thy servant sleeping.'
We recall the many activities of Bro. Whetstone around general conventions and his fine oratory on the convention floor where he wielded great influence. He made many contributions to the Sphinx magazine and was one of our most ardent supporters. The memory of Bro. Whetstone will remain with us a long time and the people of Birmingham, as well as other localities, will not forget the many services which he rendered. Bro. Whetstone passed suddenly into Omega Chapter January 24, 1964, 4:10 p. m. at the Holy Family Hospital, Birmingham, Ala. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, January 28, 3:30 p. m. at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. CAD
From The General Secretary's Desk BROTHER LAURENCE T. YOUNG
Brothers: 1963 was indeed a tragic year for t h e Country, and we look forward to 1964 with hope, having the full knowledge that he who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is not fit to enter the Kingdom of God. We look forward to another good year for Alpha Phi Alpha, expecting to reach that 10,000 active membership mark which will enable us to carry forward to a larger extent a greater program as it relates to scholarships - fellowships to worthy students, and increased allocations to the many noble social and welfare organizations w e support. ELECTION OF GENERAL PRESIDENT-ELECT On December 14th, - the Election Commission met at National Headquarters and tallied t h e ballots for General President-Elect of our Fraternity with the following results: TOTAL NUMBER O F BALLOTS RECEIVED FROM POST OFFICE - 3,171 For Brother T. Winston Cole For Brother Lionel H. Newsom
Our General President - Brother T. Winston Cole states: "Brother Newsom will become General President-Elect on J a n u a r y 1st, 1964, and General President of Alpha Phi Alpha F r a t e r n i t y on J a n u a r y 1st, 1965. Congratulations to our new General President-Elect. So seldom do General Officers get words of commendation from any source, the following must be acknowledged by the General Secretary, coming from our distinguished barrister - Brother Billy Jones: "Dear Brother Young: It was nice seeing you again, and I wish to compliment you on the very efficient manner in which you conduct the office of our great Fraternity, and also to thank you for the wonderful cooperation you rendered the Election Commission. "Fraternally yours, Billy Jones, East St. Louis, Illinois." 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION "THE S P H I N X " 50th Anniversary Celebration "The Sphinx". This Committee has been hard at work, having had two meetings, developing this great celebration - 1914 - 1964, which will take a portion of the spotlight at the 58th Anniversary Convention, to be held in New York, August. 1964. COMMENDATIONS: Commendations are in order to Brother John D. Buckner, who was recently elected (Nov. 30th) to membership on the Board of Directors of t h e Central Association of Science and Mathematics Teachers. We are proud of our General Treasurer - Brother Meredith G. Ferguson, - to whom Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, in Convention assembled on the campus of Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, presented a trophy - plaque - as the "Business Man of The Year". FOUNDERS' DAY Congratulations to Delta Epsilon Lambda Chapter - East St. Louis, Illinois for their celebration, which incidentally honored Brother Clifford W. Basfield, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, presenting him with a Life Membership in Alpha Phi Alpha; - and Epsilon Lambda Chapter (St. Louis) for their Founders' Day Banquet, - Brother Elmer C. Collins, Midwestern Vice President being the speaker of the occasion at both events, - and Psi, Delta Pi, Nu, Rho and Omicron L a m b d a Chapters for their Founders' Day Banquet at the Madison House, Presidential Apartments in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with Brother E. Frederick Morrow, guest speaker. FEBRUARY, 1964
Brother Frank W.
FROM THE EASTERN VICE PRESIDENT
Men of the Eastern Region, I am happy to greet you as the year 1964 offers us the archway to continued progress. Last year was a successful year for Alpha on the great fronts of fraternalism. We, of the East, held a great Regional Convention in Philadelphia during A p ril. Here we molded an action program
Brother Elmer C. Collins
FROM THE MIDWESTERN VICE PRESIDENT The growth and expansion of the Midwestern Region is one feature that is worth bringing to the attention of the entire fraternity. Since I have been in the office of Midwestern Vice President, there has been a great spurt
Brother W. W e i l e y Whetstone
FROM THE SOUTHERN VICE PRESIDENT Greetings Brothers throughout the Southern Area. I wish for you and your loved ones a most prosperous and happy New Year. Let's each strive to make a contribution towards im-
which was the basis for a new sense of action and of urgency by Alpha men in our respective communities. We pressed for civil rights action early in 1963 and many of our brothers, too numerous to name, put their shoulders to the wheel in support of major civil rights programs and equality movements in our Eastern cities. It is noteworthy that at least two of the leaders of the major civil rights movements are Alpha men. Bro. Martin Luther King, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Bro. Whitney Young, Jr., Executive Secretary of the Urban League, are both advocates of the direct action technique as well as the negotiation method. The job which we must face as Alpha men in the East during 1964 is basically one of direct group and per-
sonal action in the following areas: 1) Civil Rights Support; 2) Community Leadership; 3) Aid to Negro youth. Towards this end I have proposed that each State Director launch a p r o gram to assure that each Alpha graduate chapter shall become a Life Member of the NAACP. We have proposed that Saturday, February 9, 1964, be a day of programs sponsored by chapters throughout the East on Jobs, Housing, and Youth Opportunities. The Eastern Regional Convention will be held in Albany, N. Y. during the first weekend in May, 1964. Thus, brothers, we can see that 1964 looms as a great Alpha year for our progress as a group of intellectuals and for our progress in the drive for equality here in our beloved United States of America.
of Alpha interest and new chapters established. I am so pleased with this trend. If I were to point out some of the areas, I would mention the State of Michigan where new chapters have been set up in Ann Arbor and Western Michigan University. Chapters at Michigan State and University of Michigan have undergone a renewal of spirit and increased their membership. At present there is an Interest Group organized at Ferris State College, Big Creek, Mich. Kansas has developed some new chapters at Washburn University and Topeka. In Iowa, work is now being done on several of the college campuses. The graduate chapter in Des Moines, with the work of Bro. Bill Russell, State Director, is doing a won-
derful job in spearheading the movement in Iowa. At the University of Kentucky an Interest Group has been organized and has applied to the University for status on the campus. The graduate chapter in Lexington along with Bro. Herbert Olivera, State Director of Kentucky, is carrying the ball. An Interest Group has been organized at the University of Missouri and has developed a program. A group of graduate brothers in Columbia are in the process of organizing a graduate chapter. They arc aided by Bro. Clifton Bailey, Eastern Missouri Director. We urge each chapter to organize a 50th Anniversary Sphinx Committee immediately and send the names and addresses to the editor of The Sphinx.
proving the plight of man. We must minimize in actuality man's inhumanity to man. Let's start by "Doing a good deed each day." The following items need the careful scrutiny and quick compliance by each chapter in the Southern Area. Please read the Notice of Initiation form very carefully. Be sure to mail all papers etc., to General Secretary Young at least three weeks prior to your proposed initiation. Please submit to me immediately the name of your chairman, 50th Anniversary of the Sphinx Magazine. Include with name any worthwhile suggestions that you believe to be helpful in this anniversary.
Remember, we are concentrating on Excellence in Scholarship and the improvement of the Alpha Image this year. Eacli Alpha brother can make a worthy contribution to this cause. Please do not procrastinate because it breeds mediocrity. Communication: The only way to keep the life-line open is to keep communicating. It is very important that Chapter Presidents and Secretaries reply to letters sent to your chapter. Please submit to me by return mail the names of all brothers in your chapter who have been active in Alpha for forty consecutive years. We are planning some awards and we want everybody who is eligible to receive one.
Brother N o l a n K. Atkinson, Jr.
FROM THE EASTERN ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT My dear Brothers: We move into the second quarter of the academic year with one goal in mind - the implementation of the p r o gram we suggested in my first article in the Sphinx. Specifically, we are speaking of the two day conference whereby under-
Brother Floyd Shepherd
FROM THE ASSISTANT MIDWESTERN VICE PRESIDENT A new year is now with us, bringing new challenges to Alpha as well as lingering problems from last year. But inevitably the new year also brings solutions and fulfillment of our plans which every Alpha, g r a d u a t e ' a n d u n dergraduate, must share with equal
FROM THE ASSISTANT SOUTHERN VICE PRESIDENT Brothers, I greet you at the beginning of a new year. Let us hope that this will be one of our most successful ones. I am very pleased with the cooperation which you have given me during the first half of my term of office. There are numerous things, however,
graduate brothers from all over the East will sit down and discuss the important problems of the fraternity, as well as such national issues as civil rights. What we hope to do is to have the delegates at this conference draw up a program to be distributed to all undergraduates for their suggestions. Then at the general convention undergraduates will be able to present their views in an organized manner, not for the improvement of the undergraduates but rather for the improvement of Alpha. Every undergraduate brother of the East will receive an invitation to participate in the conference, likewise, he will receive information telling him of the agenda, the exact time and place of the conference and who will be the guest speakers.
We are also working to have a successful and productive Eastern Regional Convention. If enough undergraduates indicate their willingness to a t tend, there will be either a song tournament or a basketball tournament. During the coming months we would like to visit as many chapters as possible, particularly when new men are inducted into the fraternity. If information regarding these events is r e ceived early enough, we will be in a t tendance. My new address is 337 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass., Apt. 8. Among the undergraduates of the East there is a wealth of knowledge. With brothers offering their ideas and with hard work, we can and will make this region the most productive in A l pha.
endeavor and pride. High on the list of matters needing our attention is the Regional Convention which will be held in Indianapolis, March 20-21. Brothers, we undergraduates must attend this convention in full force, not as a display of "power" but as a display of our Interest in Regional affairs. We undergraduates have a substantial role to play in this convention. In addition to the good fellowship we must participate in making the key decisions of Regional policy delegate's vote is equivalent to the other delegates votes only if our delegates are present at the sessions and registered. Since this is a two day convention the major expense will be travel for
most of us. I have two suggestions: 1) Try to come along with graduate brothers from your area, and 2) Get together as many undergraduates as possible and share car expenses. Next are several routine though very important items which every chapter should note. Specifically, each chapter should check and evaluate its progress in a pledge program, chapter budget preparation, grand taxes, social and civic programs, the campus standing of the chapter, and the degree of Esprit de Fraternite within the chapter. Let's try to get every undergraduate chapter represented at the Regional March 20-21 in Indianapolis - the brothers in Indianapolis are working hard to make it the best yet!
which still merit our immediate attention and action - action not only by individuals in individual chapters but action by the Southern Region as a whole. Some of them are covered in the following points: I. Communication, Communication between chapters, or rather a lack of it, represents one of our biggest problems. Bro. Davis does a wonderful job with the SPHINX, but it is quite a p parent that this medium faces disadvantages of space, time, and finance. Communication might be effected through Newsletters within the respective states; indeed, a regional Newsletter is not a bad idea. Weekend visits to other chapters might also serve as a means through which ideas and programs may be exchanged and compared. II. Chapter Programs: Each chap-
ter should have started working on next year's program so as to have a flexible program outlined by the summer recess. This program sh :JV1 hy all means include full participation in our fight for equality. Remember that 1964 is an election year and an c e d ent time for a voter registration drive in your respective area. III. Conventions: Our participation in national and regional conventions is not representative, and I am certain that it can be improved by giving serious consideration to planning our chapter programs and budgets. These meetings represent some of the most important events in Alphadom and should interest each brother. It is only through cooperation, unity, and support of a strong program that we may overcome our many problems in the true Alpha tradition.
FROM THE SOUTHWESTERN VICE PRESIDENT Brother Jacob T.
Greetings to men of Alpha in the Southwestern Region and everywhere. Best wishes for a year of success and good health during 1964. May your dreams come true. This is the time of year for Regional Conventions when men of Alpha come
Brother J. Ronald
a great one for all of us. I would like to call your attention to our Regional Convention to be held in Shreveport, La., the week before Easter. We need to support the Regional Conventions, both with attendance and constructive ideas. Communication is needed now more than ever. Brothers, I cannot point out how important this phase of fraternity is.
FROM THE ASSISTANT SOUTHWESTERN VICE PRESIDENT Brothers, we are now in the midst of another year which I hope will be
Brother Oscar W. Ritchie
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES Greetings Brothers: Once again Thanksgiving, Founders Day, Christmas, and the New Year have all been observed. I hope each of you participated profitably in the festivities traditionally associated with these special days. This past holiday season included a most delightful "bonus" for my wife
I here restate my basic program: 1) Leadership role of all Alphamen in the Civil Rights programs; 2) Communication on Regional and National levels; 3) Undergraduates and Convention ac-
together to discuss important issues of the day and plan programs of action, to renew old friendships and make new ones, to enjoy the varied social activities provided for their enjoyment. Let us not forget, however, that the p r i mary purpose of Regional Conventions is to carry on the work of Alpha, at the regional and local levels where activities and actions may be felt more keenly and, perhaps more personally.
tivities; and )4 Chapter activities. There are many things that can be done. Some of the more obvious is to design, within the chapters, a well organized program for the oncoming year with some of the above topics aimed at supporting civil rights programs in the region. Communication will aid greatly in overcoming this struggle. Again, I extend an invitation to the undergraduate chapters in our region to correspond with me and inform me of any difficulties you may be experiencing. I will be very willing and eager to give my help and cooperation. You may reach me if you wish by writing to Langston University, Box 126, Langston, Okla.
and me: a week end as guests of Beta Mu Chapter (and informally of Gamma Beta Lambda) a t Kentucky State College. While there, I was principal speaker at the Founders Day program, and it was a real privilege to participate in this sincere and inspiring t r i b ute to our esteemed Jewels. Throughout our all-too-short visit, thoughtful courtesies, warm hospitality and fellowship were extended to us.
as this that Alpha Phi Alpha seeks to promote. That I was privileged to witness this demonstration of one of Alpha's commitments-in-action was both rewarding and challenging. Let us continue to promote and expand this approach to education.
More than to thank or compliment our hosts, this report is to call attention to the qualities implicit in the several activities of that weekend. Each provided clear evidence of thoughtful planning, attention to details, and cooperative and coordinated action. In addition, the interest, guidance, and support of Beta Mu's Advisor, Brother Ridgel, and the Brothers of Gamma Beta Lambda were clearly in evidence.
We are presently engaged in establishing a library or collection of the literary works of Alpha men. At present this collection will be kept atNational Headquarters in Chicago.
These activities were classic examples of the results of education for constructive living. It is education such
Library of the Works of Alpha Men
All Brothers who have published are invited to send copies of their books, or the professional and technical journals (including reprints) in which their publications appear to the Director of Educational Activities. Works submitted will become permanent parts of the library of the creative works of Alpha men.
Meet The N e w
Brother Lionel H. Newsom I am indeed honored to be elected President-Elect of our beloved Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Through the years I have worked for the good of Alpha and have been gre'atl'y benefited because of my efforts. I only hope that Alpha has also benefited. I wish to thank all of the brothers of Alpha who have shown confidence enough in me to elect me to this outstanding position, which leads to the highest honor offered by the fraternity - the Presidency. I have dedicated my heart, mind, and soul to do the things that I feel that Alpha wants done and needs - the things that will make us an integral part of the ongoing history and activity of America and of the world. I sincerely solicit brotherly cooperation of every Alpha man, that Alpha may continue to offer leadership in the many outstanding American movements.
Fraternally yours, Lionel H. Newsom
Bro. Lionel H. N e w s o m
This year, 1964, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our Sphinx Magazine. This celebration is not to be taken lightly for it is symbolic of all that Alpha has tried to do through the years, however, this celebration will have no meaning if it is just a com-
EDITORS NOTE: Brother Lionel H. Newsom has been active on the national scene since he became an Alpha man. at Lincoln University during his college days. He received the M. A. degree in sociology at the University of Michigan and the Ph. D. degree in Sociology-Anthropology at Washington University. He is now professor oj Sociology at Morehouse College and is a life member of Alpha.
11 A NOTE OF THANKS FROM ji BRO. JEWEL H. A. CALLIS i
memoration. This celebration should bring new dedication and new insight for a bigger and better Alpha, but more - an Alpha that serves for the good of all mankind. I am sure that along with the honor bestowed upon me goes responsibility and sacrifice - this I accept unequivocally. Your suggestions and ideas will be welcomed at any time and 1 shall expect your full cooperation as well as your brotherly advice.
Another y e a r of communicating by The Sphinx has passed, leaving judgment to history.
1964 marks fifty years of successful publication of which I am
pleased to have been a part. are fitting and right. make the deadlines.
After two years as editor, thanks and appreciation
It has been rough at times but we, somehow, managed to In our files are many cherished letters and telegram;--; there
is a memory of many telephone calls and kind spoken words, all relative to a p preciation for The Sphinx which I thoroughly appreciate.
Let me hasten to say
that this appreciation is also for our many friends who have helped and cooperated so beautifully - WE PASS IT ON TO YOU.
My vanity has not led me
to print any of these letters, which is not necessary for the knowledge that the magazine is appreciated and read, is good enough for me, Sincere thanks and appreciation to our chapters, brothers who have con-
Bro. Jewel Henry A. Callis
tributed requested articles, our general officers, our efficient secretary and others. '!u Mrs. Callis and I wish to express >â€˘ u \'Our deep appreciation for the greet- ]; We could not forget a comment of thanks to our many friends at the Southern \\ings of good will received by us'! Printing Corporation, for the interest shown, cooperation given and the many ! I from Alpha brothers and chapters;! j! across the country. ! helpful suggestions. ! As we enter the second century \< ;; since the War Proclamation of 1863.)[ \\we pray that Alpha Phi Alpha. lo-'<', .cally and nationally, continues to'} \ labor for unfettered American ctti-l; ','zenship. ||
Personal words of praise are due all of our considerate contributors but space will not permit.
Suffice a grateful THANK YOU - FROM A FRIEND
TO FRIENDS. Your editor, C. Anderson Davis
Q*at Qun . . . with
B r o t h e r O. W i l s o n W i n t e r s
SALUTING THE FIFTY-YEAR-OLD SPHINX In the last issue of the Sphinx this column was composed largely of what I called "Risible Reruns." My d e cision was based on the sudden arrival of the editor's deadline. This time I am emboldened by a nice letter I received which read. "Just had to write this note to say two things; first 'Frat Fun' in December, 1963 Sphinx is choice beyond words. Second, why don't you publish in single volume this creative humor which you have been writing over the years . . . ". Don't tempt me, Brother Doctor Felton G. C. I "flatters" so easily. Here are some more if the editor doesn't consign it to the cutting floor.
Circa 1940 - A Humorist Contemplates Education Education! What is it? What does it mean? Shall I ask the Romans who would break it down into e, out, and duce, I lead; educere, to lead or draw out. Shall I ask the Alpha men of more or less wide pedagogical parts; shall ; interrogate a Wesley, a Trenholm, a Davage, a Milton Wright, A Felton Clark, Logan or Long, The epigrammatist says, education is almost as expensive as ignorance. It is a wonderful thing and no college should be without it. It consists of learning one's A. B. C.'s and using them to write home for money to pay the fraternity initiation fee. A good education enables you to get into more e x pensive trouble. Nowadays, you don't rate unless you go deeper into the alphabet among the M. A.'s and the Ph. D's. An A. B. simply means that you know the first two letters of the alphabet. Then there is M. D., D. D., and Ph. D. M. D .means moderately dumb; D. D. means divinely dumb; Ph. D. has two meanings. It can stand for Phenomally dumb or dam phool. The reason why Freshmen are such a happy, carefree lot is that they have three years or more of college and then their education begins. Some go to college and never get out. they simply stay around in the classical environment and are called professors. Warden Lawes of Sing Sing penitentiary declared: "College men make model prisoners." So that clinches these epigrammatic arguments. Education Is Sometimes Tragically Expensive
* * * * * "With sadness in our hearts, We buried Jones today He tried to live the life of Reilly, While Reilly was away."
He Flunked Because He Said: "The flower has five parts, sepals, pedals, antlers, pistil and trigger. In the Spring, salmon ascend fresh water streams to spoon. Hot water is H20, cold water is C20, and sea water is SW20. A Triangle which has an angle of 135 degrees is called and obscene triangle. Geese are low heavy birds 'which are most meat and feathers. Some geese when they are big have curls on their tails and are called ganders. Ganders don't have to sit and hatch, but just eat and loaf around and go swimming. If I was a goose I'd rather be a gander. * * * * * Education is wonderful.
Remind me to get some
Some Definitions From The "Dixie Dictionary" Auto, I auto go to work, but Ahm tared.
K A P P A MEN AGREE THAT THEY MADE A MISTAKE-Jusl a joke in fun w h e n the editor of The Sphinx paid a visit to the Kappa Ball held in Washington, D. C. Friends join hands in fellowship: (1 - r) Alty. Jesse O. Dedman. (P) Kappa Eastern Province: Bro. B. V. Lawson, past General President; Dr. William Henry (Stud) Greene, past Kappa Grand Polemarch w h o boasts honorary m e m bership in all Greek letter organizations; Bro. Davis and Realtor W. Burdelt Hockaday.
I ax you this.
I was barn in Kentucky.
Pass me that match balks.
A young female human.
Rat cheer: Yawl:
(not t h e r e ) :
Lay is rat cheer.
Yawl come to see us soon.
(This pamphlet also warns strangers always to say. "Pass them grits," since there is no such thing as one grit)
* * * * * Innocent expressions calculated to speed the parting guest homeward: 1.
A budget only shows me A diet only shows me Just what I can't afford Just why I shouldn't eat I don't stop buying And that is why reducing Whenever I feel bored. To me just means defeat.
Reviews Watch out Madame! A woman in the midst of divorce proceedings was complaining to a friend about the boring conference she had to go through and all the legal red tape. "Oh," said the friend, "Don't talk to me about lawyers and the law. I've had so much trouble over my property that sometimes I wish my husband hadn't died."
"This time last night we were sleeping already."
"Let's go to bed, the folks want to go."
"Sorry you're going; thank God."
* * * * * Education is imperishable. Take the sagacious utterings of Confucius. They had a recent renaissance and even though srarceh- less printable than speakable they were very prolific and the life of many parties. The trend of pedagogy runs the gamut of revolutionary scales. It is like the modern skirt -f Dame Fashion which in a few years has gone all (he wav from the in-step to the step-in. * * * * * There is a wild scramble between the front of the blackboard and the back of the billboard to teach the arts and sciences of life The billboard is more phonetic and onomatopoetic than the prosaic c-a-t and r - a - t with which my teacher started my blackboard education. The billboard training was more impressive and indelible. It was more ambitious because it specialized in four letter words, repetitive and ubiquitous and appearing also on walls, pavements and public places when one sits long in contemplation. Last summer at an Alpha convention I chanced into an area where I shared spaces with a gentleman of the cloth. Lo, and behold, the place abounded with specimen of my early billboard training. I smiled and he too was smiling. Right then I was convinced of the universality and potency of billboard education, both prose and poetry. Grandma Jones was wise when she phoned the police that s o m e ' n a u g h t y boys were writing bad words on her board fence and they were not even spelling them correctly. * * * * * Circa 1946 - Columbus, Ohio Brother R. P. Daniel was discussing the maze of figures incidental to the finances of the organization. He was vehement in his denunciation of little expenses cropping up here and there causing a continuous leak that would amount to formidable proportions in a few years if not checked. He arose, went to the blackboard in the committee room and by a series of figures in arithmetical progression, he showed, "if unmolested, 350,000,000 rats would be produced from a single pair in three years." "Good Lord," exclaimed puckish Brother John Buckner, now give us the figures for a married pair." * * * * * Predictions For 1964 Brothers Raymond Cannon, Sydney Brown, Bindley Cyrus and Wayman Ward will be present at the New York Convention this summer. Brother Ellis will be there too.
I'm a Warning Ya! Greatly agitated, a mother dashed into a drugstore carrying her child. "My baby swallowed a 22 calibre bullet! She cried. "What shall I do?" "Give him the contents of this bottle of Castor Oil." the druggist said calmly, "but don't point him at anyone."
Freshman (to Professor): "Sir, I don't think I deserve a zero in my exam." Professor: "Neither do I, but that's as low as I can make it." * * * * * Uncle: "Remember, my boy, money does not bring happiness." Nephew: "Yes, but it does help a fellow to choose the kind of misery that is most agreeable to him."
* * * * * Joe: Sue: Joe:
"She thinks no man is good enough for her." "She may be right." "She may be left."
* * * * * Little Betty told a neighbor that they had a new baby at their house and added that, "he's going to stay." "How do you know he's going to stay?" asked the neighbor. "Oh, said Betty, "he's got all his clothes off." * * * * * Predictions For 1964 The World's Fair will cause some quorumless sessions at the New York Convention this summer. The 1964 convention will be the greatest stagless convention in Alpha History. "I shot an arrow into the air It fell to earth I knew not where. --Longfellow I shoot my wit into the sphinx Sometimes it's good; sometimes it s-t-i-n-k-s ! --Winters
TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY (Continued from page 7) gets the same justice as any other citizen." He continued. Every citizen in Mississippi has the right to vote if he pays his poll tax," and then admitted that fewer than 30,000 out of one million are voting. The survey of the North, East and West by Stewart Alsop last Spring r e vealed some startling information. A Hungarian refugee, here only seven years, living in a 25,000 dollar home in Northern California, when asked his opinion on the Negro problem said, "The Negro . . . he's too pushy." 1 am more than pleased with the progress we have made in recent years in job placement. Forgive my immodesty. but in fourteen months at ABC I have witnessed more than thirty Negroes, young men and young women employed in good positions at my network . . . sound men, radio men, telephone operators, stenographers, secreries. The other networks have followed suit and today at least eight young men across this country are doing news at the network or local level. I am pleased with the election of Eddie Brooke in Massachusettes, the naming of Bill Young as Secretary of Labor and Industry in Pennsylvania. I rode the plane with Ramon Scruggs who you know so well as his job gives us all pride, but I'm concerned about the hard core of resistance in this country that would hold back the walls of time if possible. If you don't think it's late, let us look quickly at some of the byproducts of discrimination. The cost is high. Negro workers make up less than 12% of the labor force but represent 22% of the unemployed.,Negro workers r e p resent as much as 33% of the so-called second division of our employment potential, semi-skilled, service workers, entirely unskilled and agricultural, and it has been on this group that automation has had it's most devastating effect. A recent report by the Joint Committee of Congress showed that this system results in (1) inefficiencies in the use of our labor force resulting from failure to fully utilize existing skills of our population, and (2) failure to develop these skills. The committee said the Gross National Product could be increased by 1.8% if Negroes were able to make the same contribution to production as others, given their present educational attainment. With equal educational opportunity, it might be closer to 3% or 13 billion dollars at today's level of the GNP. The social cost of crime and poor health, differentially associated with
the Negro population, could be substantially reduced. It is not an accident that 27% of the population of Phila. is Negro but 65% of the jail population is Negro. . The greatest r e source of any community, state or nation is it's people, and in the words of Dr. Bunche, it is "recklessly shortsighted" to waste that resource as America does with 10% of it's population. We must do more than rebuild our cities and towns, we must insure against replacing old slums with new ones. It has been said that "urban r e newal" is ofttimes "negro removal." What about the banker who dignifiedly denies a mortgage, the unwritten laws of real estate boards which have on their rosters the same men who serve on the boards of Urban Leagues, YMCA's United Funds, Boy Scouts, Inter-Church Federations - cowardly, narrow, little men without the courage of their convictions? It's late enough now to ask that the head of a family be able to work at a job, a profession, a trade for which he is best trained, then send his children to the best schools available, then be free to move into the home or neighborhood of his choice as an American citizen. Finally let me make some recommendations that will show we k n o v it's late. Let us support a strong NA^iCP, recognizing that the success of this program must come in part through the courts, a costly procedure. (2) Let us strengthen our homes - morally, physically and spiritually to give background and encouragement to- our youth. Let us work to reduce the high percentage of dropouts in our schools. I appeal to the teacher, the professional, the businessman. The clergyman: I challenge you to take this up in your parish, your community, to be as keenly interested in raising the standards of your parishioners homes, the sights of the children you shepherd as in the vacation or trip to the Holy Land. You fathers: to set aside some portion of your earnings looking forward to the day when your child is ready for college or vocational school. (3) S u p port the Negro press, the one medium which has since 1827 fought relentlessly, stood on guard, pointed up the wrongs, ofttimes at a great loss of advertising revenue, that we might enjoy some of the rights we now have. Lastly, let us campaign constantly for full use of the franchise, realizing that "A Voteless People is a Hopeless People." My advice is not to vote Republican or Democratic except as they produce in office, except as they show a willingness to treat "all" citizens the same.
We need not look a distance away to foreign lands but look to our doorstep to begin this program of equality, of making the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments workable from day to day. If we lay the foundation for peace, a strong economy, good neighborliness here in Detroit, in New York, in Birmingham, in Texas, in California, our influence in world affairs will grow like the mighty oak and nations that look to us now for leadership in this twisted world of ideologies, customs, and creeds will rely on us, for we are the greatest. But only by deed and action can we prove it to them as they stand trembling at the sight of the fuse in the hydrogen bomb, wondering when it will go off. And that bomb is saying to Mankind, to you and me, "I won't go off unless you set me off." It's Late . . . Tomorrow is Yesterday. May I quote the words of Adlai Stevenson: "What we need trdav ;-- the audacity to do what we know is right. Our ancestors had that audacity, and because they did, their limited means did not prevent them from attaining unlimited goals. Today, our means are the greatest in the history of the world. The search for peace can only be achieved with peace in our own land and in the hearts of men everywhere, a peace of the spirit that will n u r t u r e the precious flower that is the Dignity of Man."
EDITOR'S NOTE: Bro. Malvin R. Goode, ABC News, United Nations Correspondent delivered this address in Detroit, Mich.; Nov. 17. 1963. Mai is a constant speaker before audiences throughout the nation.
Bro. Mai Goode greets Foreign Minister Jaja Wachuku of Nigeria in a Lagos classroom.
SCHOLASTIC HONOR ROLL Brothers who made the Dean's List last semester Langston University Langston, Oklahoma
EDUCATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT NEWS ... AT RANDOM U. S. Air Force Dependent School Program Teaching in the Azores, Bermuda, Labrador, Newfoundland, Phillipines and Spain. Write: U. S. Air Force Overseas Office, Room 850, U. S. Court House, 219 South Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois. Centennial Scholarships - 25 $1,000 Each. Men only. Write: Director of Admissions, Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. Career Opportunity Data Processing, Marketing/Sales . . . Customer Engineering, System Engineering, Finance and Administration. A degree in Engineering, the Sciences, Business Administration or Liberal Arts. IBM offers exciting assignments with room to move ahead rapidly. IBM is an 'Equal Opportunity Employer".,Write: Outline your qualifications and interests . . . IBM Corporation, 190 Madison Avenue, New York 22, New York. There are broad education programs, on the job training, arrangement for work on graduate degrees at nearby universities and competitive full-time scholarships for graduate study at a university selected by the individual. State Department Secretary of State Dean Rusk and the Ford Foundation announced a program to train more Negroes and members of other minority groups for U. S. Diplomatic Jobs. 100 Foreign Affairs Fellowships for the next four years . . . $600,000 . . . Write: Director of Admissions, Howard University, Washington, D. C.
Brother Aaron Brown and other members of the New York Board of Education . . . Members of the Special Committee On Intergration, visited Greenburgh School, District No. 8 in Westchester to observe the implemented school intergration. The Greenburgh School System, the nation's number one model of an intergrated school system, employs a form of Princeton Plan. All children in designated grades attend a single school rather than the school which serves their home district." North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Fellowships Research Fellowships to promote study and research leading to publication of various aspects or common interests, traditions and outlook of North Atlantic Alliance. Write for an application: Conference Board of Associated Research Councils, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N. W., Washington 25, D. C. Drop me a line - with questions - enclose self-addressed envelope - 4728 Drexel Boulevard, Chicago 15, Illinois.
HONOR ROLL (4.00 system) (Second Semester 1962-1963) Henry Brown _ Richard Burrell Wilbert Caddy John Coleman Melvin Driver Donald Duncan Carl Fields Albert Gaskin Conroy Hobson Nathaniel Gigger Stewart Gilbert William Henderson Bobby Hunter : Walter Long Advergus James ... Willie Mackey Rudolph Maxwell James Manns Elbert Moore Charles Randle ... Milton Roseburr Rodney Simon Nathaniel Smith _ Horace Teague ... Kenneth Watson . Ralph White
3.80 3.00 3.06 _ 4.00 3.80 3.00 3.20 3.07 3.14 3.00 4.00 3.58 3.23 3.00 3.20 _ 3.00 .... 3.33 3.54 3.10 3.40 3.00 3.20 3.43 3.21 3.00 3.06
Musing With The Poets THE SACRIFICE I have condescended only to excel I have given up only to gain I have retreated only to advance I have surrendered only to win Seems all that I do is really not And all that is not really and truly is. What more could a Sphinxman desire? What more than to become an Alpha? â€” Bro. Chuck Spellman * * * * * Mighty Sphinx in Egypt standing Facing eastward toward the sun, Glorified and e'er commanding All God's ^Children bravely on. Be to us a bond of union Held fast by Peace and Right. â€” Bro. G. W. A. Scott
Editorially Speaking NEW CENTURY O F FREEDOM
Is it okay for friends other than Alphas to read the Sphinx magazine?
This question has been asked several times, therefore, there must b e some confusion, at least among some undergraduate brothers, as to what is secret and what is not secret. We are very happy for the general public to read t h e Sphinx magazine, in fact, we encourage brothers to show it to our friends. We send copies of the Sphinx to many libraries and other public places and even to some persons who a r e not members of the organization. We encourage the chapters to take subscriptions to the Sphinx for schools and public libraries.
One hundred years have passed since t h e great emancipator, President Abraham Lincoln, signed the Emancipation Proclamation, legally freeing the majority of Negro slaves from physical bondage. Eventhough, this document did not legally apply to all slaves it did apply in spirit and intent. If this document had n o t been issued there would have been a great deal more confusion at the close of the Civil War as to the status of the slaves. This proclamation made it clear, without question, that the main issue of the war was freedom for the slaves. We say with Horace Greeley, "God bless Abraham Lincoln." We have spent the first one hundred years asking and fighting by various means, for first class citizenship and have moved very close to victory. We are,confident that the next one hundred years hold better prospects. This celebration will have been in vain unless w e as a group study and learn from the plights of the past and profit from our mistakes. Our enemies are not always those without but too often some of those within. T h e goals w e seek are more important than individual glory o r credit and the uplift of the race is more important than selfish gain.
The history book is also available to the general public. The Frater,nity's ritual, however, is a secret document and should b e kept where it will not be seen by others.
A dirth of us have made honest sacrifices for t h e great movement of freedom and equality. When w e consider the fact that the NAACP now boasts of a half million members, which should be ten times that many, w e question the sincerity of the Negro (beyond t h e talking stage) and w h a t h e is willing to sacrifice and pay for freedom and equality. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Only the Negro has the answer.
What are the dates of the general and regional conventions?
CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION
General Convention: New York City, August 14-20 Midwestern Regional: Indianapolis, Ind., March 19-21
What have you done to help Congress pass this legislation? What can you do now? Send messages to your senators encouraging them to support the legislation and give moral and financial support to groups lobbying for its passage. Possibly by the time you receive this magazine the house will have acted.
Southern Regional: Atlanta, Georgia, March 26-28
GO-TO-HIGH SCHOOL, GO-TO-COLLEGE Southwestern Regional: Shrevesport, La., March 26-28 Eastern Regional: Albany, N. Y., May 7-9 Western Regional: San Diego, Calif., J u l y 9-12 More information will b e found on pages 22-23-24 of this edition of T h e Sphinx.
Inspiration for this movement began with Alpha Chapter in 1911 through its program "inducing students to come to higher institutions of learning, especially to Cornell". It began on a national scale at the 1919 convention when the first week in J u n e , 1920, was approved for the first campaign which was reported to b e highly successful. This movement continued to be "the highest public endeavor of Alpha" until 1933. "The point was made that our schools and colleges are crowded to capacity in all parts of the country, and that the educational campaign must b e adjusted to this n e w condition." THE SPHINX
Considering the large number of dropouts among high school students today, we need to readjust our educational program to meet this and other conditions. Let us emphasize our slogan: Go-To-High School, GoTo-College, which worked wonders during t h e early years. Such a recommendation was adopted at t h e last two general conventions, unfortunately, it has not been implemented. LET US BE ABOUT OUR FRATERNITY'S BUSINESS.
A VOTELESS PEOPLE IS A HOPELESS PEOPLE This slogan was a paramount consideration of Alpha for a considerable period of its history. It is our feeling that it is needed today. Many Americans are working for the precious right to cast the ballot while others neglect their privilege. Alpha could render a great service by taking this slogan out of cold storage that t h e w a r m t h of its message might be heard. It is imperative that Alpha becomes involved in the nationwide voter registration campaign. EXCELLENCE We again turn our attention to the importance of obtaining excellence in all that we do. You will note that this theme runs throughout this issue. Alpha has always emphasized t h e importance of excellence, particularly in scholarship. In 1921, Bro. Burt Mayberry urged in The Sphinx: "No matter how popular you may become in a purely social way, no matter w h a t a name you may make as being a 'jolly good fellow; if you do not make godd as a student, you have failed, and Alpha Phi Alpha cannot mean much to you." THE YEAR 1963 This might be labeled an unfortunate year. Indeed, there were many unfortunate events: the death of Medgar Evers; the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. and the death of Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Denise McNair and Carole Robertson. On the heels of th^s the malicious shooting of two Negro youths; the Birmingham police brutality, during what was meant to be peaceful demonstrations; and the shameful and useless assassination of our beloved president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. There were some meaningful and far reaching events also: Civil Rights legislation before Congress; celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation; the Alpha March on Boston; and The March on Washington. These and many others will have a profound bearing on the American way of life. It is our feeling that as much as we regret the unfortunate events, good and righteousness will ultimately rule for behind the clouds the sun still shines and God is still in charge of the affairs of the universe. The future depends upon each of us and all that is unpleasant and unfortunate may be used as stepping stones to the good and glorious victories of man and the bright and shining promises of J a h v e h to those who will remain faithful. FEBRUARY, 1964
"The Quiet Battle" edited by Muljord Q. Sibley, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 390 pages, $1.45. This book is about the problem of struggling against injustice without the use of violence. From ancient times to present-day sit-ins and freedom rides, civilized man has often laid down his arms and lain in the gutter in order to combat foreign tyranny and domestic injustice. This type of struggle is chronicled in "The Quiet Battle," an anthology of writings on the theory and practice of nonviolent resistance, edited by Mulford Q. Sibley. A separate section is devoted to nonviolence and the American Negro. Large-scale civil disobedience under Gandhi's guidance, Norway under the Nazis, a strike in a Soviet forcedlabor camp, and Nobel Peace Prizewinner Albert Luthuli's campaign against apartheid laws in South Africa are among the twentieth-century topics covered in the book. "The Quiet Battle" includes poetry by Shelly, and essays on such subjects as voluntary servitude, the social significance of non-violent conduct, Jewish non-violence and Roman military power, and the friendship of colonial Quakers and the American Indian. Interspersed throughout "The Quiet Battle" are notes by the editor that illumine the selections and their historic contexts. A member of the Society of Friends, Dr. Sibley is Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. He co-authored a study of American conscientious objectors that won the Franklin Roosevelt Foundation prize in 1953 as the best contribution to the study of government and human welfare, and has published articles in such periodicals as the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and the American Quarterly. P A G E 19
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NEW YORK CITY WORLD'S FAIR CONVENTION ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY. INC. 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE SPHINX MAGAZINE AUGUST 14-20, 1964 NEW YORK CITY. N. Y. Convention Headquarters:
New York's Best Located Hotel Direct entrance from Grand Central Terminal Official Airline Bus Stop; Direct Subway to World's Fair; Air Conditioning; T. V.; Radio Bro. Bro. Bro. Bro. Bro.
Dr. Aaron Brown J u d g e Thurgood Marshall Dr. Joseph N. Thomas _ Marvin N. Riley Robert T. Custis _
General Convention Chairman Honorary Chairman Commission Chairman Secretary Treasurer M A N H A T T A N SKYLINE
THE 1964 WORLD'S FAIR - UNDER THE SYMBOL OF THE UNISPHERE PEACE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING FUN - ART - EDUCATION - RELAXATION EXCELLENT FAMILY PLANS AND RATES FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE FAIR REMARKABLE CONVENTION ACTIVITIES FOR WIVES AND SWEETHEARTS HOTEL RATES*: Single Double Twin Suites Undergraduates -Subject to New York City Tax of 5f/< Host Chapters:
$11.00 16.00 20.00 26.00 - 55.00 18.00 (4 in room $4.50 each) 16.50 (3 in room $5.50 each) (must register as a group)
Alpha G a m m a Lambda; G a m m a Iota Lambda; Zeta Zeta L a m b d a ; Eta Theta Lambda; Eta Zeta Lambda; Eta Chi Lambda; Eta Delta Chi.
>H,t,i v I. > t CONVENTION COMMISSION - Left to Right: Bros. L. H. Stanton. Marshall Williams, Mrs. Alice Walker, Alpha Wives; Bros. Aaron Brown, Chairman. Clarence E. Jacobs. Howard L. Whitmire and Marvin N. Riley, Secretary. Standing: Bros. A l v i n H. Wllks, Dr. Joel V. Bolden. George V. Hughes, Wilburn E. Holland and B e n j a m i n H. Wright.
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CONVENTIONS MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CONVENTION
SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL CONVENTION
T h e Midwestern Regional Convention will be held in Indianapolis, Ind., March 20-21, the week before Easter. Iota Lambda chapter will be the host chapter. The theme of the convention is "The Role of The Midwestern Region in Alpha in The Sixties". Some of the highlights will be talks by Bro. Floyd Shepherd, assistant vice president, "The Role of the Undergraduate in The Sixties". Talk by Bro. Bill Triplet, St. Louis Cardinals Football Player, "The Role of the Young Graduate Brothers in The Sixties", and a talk by Bro. Joseph Taylor, president of Iota Lambda, "The Role of Older Graduate Brothers in The Sixties". Following each speech there will be a discussion period. One of the main features of the p r o gram is an address by Bro. C. Anderson Davis, Editor of The Sphinx, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Sphinx Magazine. Bro. Albert Marshall will give a r e port on the Pledge Club Program for a semester. Bro. General President T. Winston Cole will deliver the Banquet Address. Since this is election year for vice president, it should bring about a lot of interest and spirit to the convention. The brothers of Iota Lambda are working hard on a fine social program. The headquarters will be the Indiana Union Building, Indianapolis Division of the University of Indiana. For further information please write to Bro. Grant Hawkins, Chairman, 345 Blueridge Road, Indianapolis, Ind.
The 18th Soutnwestern Regional Convention will meet during the Easter weekend, March 26-28, 1964, in Shreveport, La., with headquarters at the Washington High School. Delta Upsilon Lambda and Epsilon Kappa Lambda Chapters are co-hosts. A variety of activities are being planned around the convention theme: Alpha's Role in the Next Decade. In addition to the p u b lic meeting there will be a tournament, banquet, and a dance. A special feature of the convention will be a panel discussion (followed by seminars) on the theme: "Alpha's Role in the Next Decade". 1) Emerging Employment Opportunities; 2) Search for Equality, 3) Cultural and Educational Activities; and 4) Undergraduate Activities. A special effort is being made to make the convention interesting and appealing to undergraduate brothers. Their talents are being used w h e r e ever possible. Registration Fee: $10,00, graduate brothers; $7.50, undergraduate brothers. Awards: Plan now to compete for one of the two awards which will be given during the convention in the following catergories: 1) The undergraduate chapter p r e senting the best scrapbook; 2) The graduate chapter presenting evidence of the best program of activities. The 18th Regional Convention p r o m ises to be interesting, stimulating, beneficial, and enjoyable; plan now to attend and learn more about the activities of your fraternity. See you there!
P L A N N I N G FOR THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL CONVENTION: Lefl Jo right: Bro.. Lionel H. N e w s o m . President. Eta Lambda and General Preaidenl-Elect; H. M. Collier. State Direclor of Ga.; W. Wesley Whetstone. Southern Vice President, and A. J. Martin. Regional Conv e n t i o n Chairman. Bro. H. Eugene Craig, Chairman, is not shown.
CONVENTION The Southern Regional Convention will convene in Atlanta, Ga., March 2728, 1964, with Eta Lambda Chapter serving as host. The theme is: "The Role of Alpha in the Revolution of the Sixties." There are many unsung heroes in the various cities throughout the Southern Area and this regional convention will give due recognition to them for their contributions. This will be an unique convention because it will be held in a city where the brothers recently acquired a fraternity house, the dream of every graduate chapter in the Southern Area. Atlanta is also the home of General President Elect Lionel H. Newsom who is also president of Eta Lambda Chapter. The Southern Regional Convention will convene at the Eta Lambda Alpha House, 2004 Gordon Road, N. W. The first general session will begin at 10:00 a. m. Friday morning, March 27, 1964 with a keynote address to be given by an undergraduate brother. There will be two Panel Workshops during the regional convention, one for undergraduates and one for graduates. The topics for the Panel Workshops are: 1) Chapter Programs; 2) Excellence in Achievement, which will include aspects in Politics, Professions, Business, Responsible Citizenship and the Role in the Political Scenes. Friday evening, March 27, 1964, there will be a "Special Soiree" for the undergraduates and their dates. The closed banquet will be held Saturday night, March 28, 1964. General President T. Winston Cole will be the featured guest speaker. In a few weeks, the registration blanks will be mailed to each chapter in the Southern Region along with specific information related to the Southern Regional Convention. We urge that all chapters of the Southern Area plan now to send at least two delegates to this convention. With a gross membership of approximately 2,000 brothers, there should be at least 700 brothers in attendance at the Atlanta Convention. All roads will be leading to Atlanta, Ga., on March 27-28, 1964. Bro. W. Wesley Whetstone, Southern Vice President says that every possible stone has been overturned to make this the best regional convention ever held in the Southern Area. We will be looking to greet brothers from every chapter in the area.
EASTERN REGIONAL SET FOR ALBANY, NEW YORK Beta Pi Lambda Chapter of Albany, New York will host the Eastern R e gional Convention on May 8 and 9 at the Schine-Ten Eyck Hotel. Beta Pi Lambda was organized by the late Brother Jewel George B. Kelley of Troy, New York who was also a charter member of the chapter. Beta Pi Lambda Chapter will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary at the time of the Regional Convention. The Alpha Wives are lending their talents and resources to help make this Regional Convention a memorable affair. Among the events planned by the Wives is a reception, tea and tour of the Governor's Executive Mansion. We are informed that Governor and Mrs. Rockfeller will host this event should their schedules permit. Invitations have also been extended to the fraternity to avail itself of the facilities of the city by the Mayor of Albany, and the Director of the Chamber of Commerce. For further information write Bro. George A. Payer, 2 First St., Albany, N. Y. 12210.
MEMBERS OF BETA PI LAMBDA CHAPTER. ALBANY. N. Y.: First row - Seated left to right: Bros. Poyer, Secy.; Pryor, Vice Presidenl; Hall, Presidenl; Johnson. Convention Chairman and Thomas, Treasurer. Second row - Standing: Bros. Lockhart. Bethel, Brown, Hall, Carter, Mallingly. Bryan and Torian.
ALPHA WIVES PLAN FOR EASTERN REGIONAL
WESTERN REGIONAL CONVENTION
Friday, July 10 The Western Regional Convention will convene at the Del Webb Ocean House in San Diego, Calif., July 9-10 11-12, 1964. We hope many of you will be able to attend. This convention will be one of the most important ever held in the West. It is crucial because the future of a great social institution depends upon the direction that brothers of Alpha give to it within the next three or four years. The contribution you make now, the recommendations and proposals you bring to the convention could very well mean whether we have a dynamic organization or an organization dying at the vine. The convention will be so arranged that every brother, undergraduate and graduate may be heard. Below you will find an outline of the program to be held in San Diego: Theme: "A New Program For New Challenges" Thursday, July 9 9 a. m. Registration 1 p. m. Golf Tournament 9 p. m. Get Acquainted Social
9 a. m. Registration 10 a. m. Convention Committee Meetings Rules and Credentials, Resolutions Recommendations, Others 12 Noon Lunch 1: 30 p.m. Opening Business Session Presiding, Bro. Payton Cook, Convention Chairman Welcome: Bro. Veil Wyatt, Host Chapter President Fraternal Address: Bro. Grandvel Jackson, Regional Vice President 3 p. m. First Business Session Presiding, Bro. Oscar Little, Regional Director
9:30 a.m. Second Business Session Presiding, Bro. G. A. Jackson Rules and Credentials Report Nomination of Officers 10 a. m. Third Business Session Presiding, Bro.Carlton A.Dias, Regional Director Standing Committee Reports Convention Committee Report Recommendations-Resolutions 11 a. m. Workshops 12:30 p.m.-Lunch 2 p. m. Workshops 3 p. m. Fourth Business Session Presiding, Bro. Wm. Corbin, Regional Director Report and Recommendations of Workshops 5 p. m. Adjournment
5 p. m. Adjournment 9 p. m. Social Hour Saturday, July 11 9 a. m. Registration
7 p. m. Convention Banquet - Dance Speaker: Bro. T. Winston Cole General President Sunday, July 12 Church Services and Tours
ALPHA NAACP HONOR GUARD SEND YOUR LIFE MEMBERSHIP OR WRITE FOR INFORMATION TO LIFE MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY THE N. A. A. C. P., TWENTY WEST FORTIETH ST., NEW YORK 18, N. Y. Alpha Wives
Alpha Wives, Baltimore, Md. Alpha Wives Auxiliary, Los Angeles, Calif. Alpha Wives. Washington, D. C. Alphabettes. Bronx, N. Y.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Headquarters: 4432 South Parkway, Chicago, 111.
Subscribing Life Members Chapters
Jewels Bro. Henry A. Callis Bro. George B. Kelley (Deceased) Bro. Nathaniel A. Murray (Deceased.) Chapters Alpha Gamma Lambda, New York, N. Y. Alpha Psi Lambda, Columbia, S. C. Beta Gamma Lambda, Richmond. Va. Delta Lambda, Baltimore, Md. Delta Sigma Lambda, Pine Bluff, Ark. Epsilon Iota Lambda. Suffolk, Va. Epsilon Lambda. St. Louis, Mo. Epsilon Omieron Lambda, Lawrenceville, Va. Eta Eta Lambda, Annapolis, Md. Gamma Iota Lambda, Inwood, N. Y. Gamma Lambda, Detroit, Mich. Kappa Lambda, Greensboro, N. C. Mu Lambde. Washington, D. C. Zeta Omieron Lambda, Philadelphia, Pa. Zeta Zeta Lambda. S. Ozone Park, N. Y.
Alpha Alpha Lambda, Montclair. N. J. Alpha Beta Lambda. Lexington, Ky. Alpha Kappa Lambda, Roanoke, Va. Alpha Delta Lambda, Memphis, Term. Alpha Epsilon, Berkeley, Calif. Alpha Lambda. Louisville, Ky. Alpha Psi Lambda, Columbia, S. C. Alpha Rho Lambda, Columbus. Ohio. Alpha Zeta Lambda, Bluefield, W. Va. Beta Alpha Lambda. Jersey City. N. J. Beta Epsilon Lambda, Jackson. Tenn. Beta Lambda, Kansas City. Mo. Beta Nu Lambda, Charlotte, N. C. Beta Phi Lambda, Savannah, Ga. Beta Pi Lambda, Albany, N. Y. Beta Psi Lambda, Los Angeles, Calif. Delta Alpha Lambda. Cleveland, Ohio Delta Psi Lambda, Denver, Colorado Epsilon Gamma Lambda. Roxbury, Mass. Epsilon Iota Lambda, Suffolk, Va. Epsilon Nu Lambda. Portsmouth. Va. Epsilon Tau Lambda, Prairie View, Texas Eta Lambda, Atlanta. Georgia Eta Mu Lambda, Kings Mountain, N. C. Eta Theta Lambda. Central, L. I., N. Y. Gamma Chi Lambda, San Francisco, Calif. Gamma Iota Lambda. Hempstead, N. Y.
A MESSAGE FROM . . . BRO. JEWEL H E N R Y
Gamma Kappa Lambda, Wilmington, Del. Gamma Phi Lambda, Oakland, Calif. Gamma Rho Lambda. Gary, Ind. Gamma Theta Lambda. Wilmington. Del. Gamma Zeta Lambda. Tampa, Florida Beta Tau Lambda, Ft. Worth, Texas Lambda Xi, Gary, Ind. Nu Lambda. Petersburg, Va. Upsilon Lambda. Jacksonville. Florida Zeta Epsilon Lambda, Red Bank, N. J. Zeta Lambda. Newport News, Va. Zeta Phi Lambda, Stamford, Conn. Alpha Phi Alpha. Phoenix, Ariz. Alpha Phi Alpha. Tucson. Ariz. Alpha Phi Alpha. Orlando, Florida Alpha Phi Alpha, Winston-Salem, N. C. Alpha Phi Alpha, Nashville, Tenn. Alpha Phi Alpha, Beaumont, Texas
Alpha Wives Alpha Wives, Cleveland, Ohio Alpha Wives Auxiliary, Los Angeles, Calif. Alpha Wives Auxiliary. Suffolk, Va.
Alpha Phi Alpha has always supported the NAACP with great enthusiasm. Chapters are urged to take Life Memberships and enroll in the Alpha NAACP Honor Guard. Life Memberships $500.00 This may be paid in full or $50.00 per year for ten years, or a larger sum if you so desire.
« AI u * a ™ m d e e d pleased to commend the editor of The Sphinx Magazine and the general convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for having the foresight and interest to plan a n d N e ^ p t h f necessa™orSanT zation to carry out the 50th anniversary of The Sphinx Magazine. This organ has sgrown from *£f humble beginning to a first rate magazine of which we all are proud. numDie f,,ll ™ ™ H W i s h , t 0 and SZTM^T^ISpha.
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I am also pleased that our fraternity has made plans to give greater suDoort to the NAACP bv t T e T n i r T o ! A l n h f ff A , n h r b W i b v f f ° r f 6 m e m b e - h i P - "This is I w o r t h f p r o b a n d in k e e p i n g with P Srf & r f A Phi Alpha We have always given moral and financial support to this great organisation o n f t p r f nf th Wa f d t S t e P > , S n °ii f ° r e ^ n t 0 t h e a i m S ° f A 1 P h a ' 1 t r u s t t h * t our general president and the general
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I sincerely entreat all of our chapters to give this program sincere and sympathetic consideration. FEBRUARY, 1964 p A G E 2g
SPHINX "BROTHER OF THE YEAR" Brother Ferdinand D. Williams Brings Alpha To New Jersey
ALPHA BASEMENT HOME OF BRO. WILLIAMS
Bro. Ferdinand D. Williams was initiated at Beta Chapter in 1921 and entered the practice of dentistry in Montclair, N. J. in 1925. He was an organizer of Alpha Alpha Lambda, Newark, N. J., 1926 and became its first president. He organized Delta Mu Lambda, .Montclair, N. J., 1947, and became its ''first president. He has been on the i'loor lighting for a better fraternity at nearly every convention since 1921. He is affectionately vailed "Mr. Alpha" by all brothers of Alpha, and especially Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter. NYC, his present affiliation. Bro. Williams was cited by the Fraternity for his excellent financial record from 1921 to 1963. The first chapter house for Eta Chapter in NYC was established in 1924 at 203 West 138th St., where he resided until he began his practice in New Jersey. Bro. Williams points with pride to the wonderful material he personally guided into the Fraternity: The late Bro. Judge James S. Watson, one of our first Negro judges in NYC; Bro. Gerald F. Norman, Sr., one of our first Negro teachers in NYC for 43 years; Bro. Dr. Arnold Donawa, first Negro appointed Dean of Howard Dental School, who was responsible for its high standards today; Bro. Dr. Howard A. Dash, of basketball fame at City College; Bro. Judge Myles A. Paige, Past General President; Bro. Dr. Arthur C.
Thornhill, renown physician of Montclair, N. J.; Bro. Dr. A. M. Curtis, deceased, Paterson, N. J.; Bro. Thomas J. Anderson, principal, Adams Street School, Cotatesvlile, Pa.; Bro. Anderson was called from his position to r e p resent the government in Morroco; Bro. Lester Granger of Urban League fame; he also helped in the initiation of our Chaplain; Rev. Bro. Thompson, Washington, D. C ; and our late poet, Bro. Countee Cullen; the Rev. Bro. Clayton Powell, father of Congressman Adam C. Powell; Ambassador John Morrow and several others. Alpha Alpha Lambda bestowed upon Bro. Williams its highest award for bringing Alpha to New Jersey on October 14, 1961 at its Founder's Day
his practice in Montclair, N. J., he found the same insidious limitations on the progress of the Negro. There were two American Legion Posts, No. 34 for white and No. 251 for Negro. The Negroes had a hard time securing a meeting place, since the white post would not allow them to meet with their post. After Bro. Williams secured an appointment with the Mayor and Commissioners to explain this situation, the town deeded to Post No. 251 an abandoned fire house which is used as headquarters today. This post organized a 1947 basketball team which dominated championship play. It was the' first Negro team to play in our Central YMCA, pla;. ing 26 games and losing 6 to all competition in NYC, Brooklyn and New Jersey. In recognition of their contribution to the town of Montclair, the A & P management sponsored a banquet in honor. The Montclair NAACP being inactive in 1939 was reactivated by Bro. Williams as President. The Branch experienced great growth and influen.e In 1941 the first State Conference of Branches was held at the St. Marks M. E. Church. Many notables and Negro leaders were brought to Montclair during this period: Walter White, Dean Pickens, Judge Hastie, Rev. J. Raymond Henderson, Lester B. Granger and Olive Redmond.
BRO. FERDINAND D. WILLIAMS
Program. Bro. Dr. Aaron Brown, guest speaker, presented the honors . . . "to this dynamic, unselfish, dedicated Bro., this servant in his community". While at Howard, he was elected Captain of the track team and was responsible for Howard's entry into the Penn Relays for the first time in 1920. He was also a guard and tackle on the football teams during these years. Bro. Williams. DDS, Howard University, '22, and his wife Marcia, recently celebrated their 36th anniversary. They were hosts to many friends "at home" in tht ' now famous, Alpha Basement. In 1926 when Bro. Williams set up
MRS. MARCIA B. WILLIAMS
Brothers In The Peace Corps
P r e s i d e n t and Mrs. C r o c k e l l
BRO. ROOSEVELT D. CROCKETT Bro. Roosevelt D. Crockett Was born at Forrest City, Arkansas where he r e ceived his primary and secondary training. His higher education consists of the B. A. degree from Philander Smith College, B. D. degree from Drew University in Massachusetts. His professional experiences include the following: He has been a pastor of Methodist churches in Jersey City, N. J. and Greensboro, N. C ; director of Religious Extension Work at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama; acting Chaplain, Tuskegee Institute; director of Religious Activities at Bennett College, Greensboro, N. C ; professor of Philosophy and Sociology at Bennett College; director of Youth Work at the Church of All Nations and at Goodwill Industries in Boston; associate dean of the Graduate Division at Alabama State; administrative assistant to the President of Alabama State; and has been president of Philander Smith College since June, 1961. Bro. Crockett's academic and professional memberships include: The American Sociological Association, The Southern Sociological Sosiety, The Rural Sociological Society, The American Teachers Association, and Association of Presidents of Methodist Colleges and Universities. He is a member of the Southwest Conference of The Methodist Church. He is a Board Member of the Southern Regional Council, Advisory Board of Arkansas Council on Human Relations, Board of Directors of the Pulaski County Health and Welfare Council, Advisory Committee of the Little Rock Housing Authority, and Little Rock Citizens Committee. Bro. Crockett has served as chapter assistant editor of the Sphinx also Continued on page 36)
Bro. Donald Harris One of the most recent Alphas to a r rive on overseas assignment is Bro. Donald Harris, of Mobile, a graduate of Morehouse College. Harris had his Peace Corps training at Cornell University and is teaching arithmetic, geometry and algebra at the Government Secondary School, in K e n ema, Sierra Leone. His other duties include Housemaster for boys' dormitories and Form-master for his class (similar to Homeroom teacher in U. S. schools). The youthful Alabamian said "As I see it now, this stands to be the best two years I have ever spent. I am e n joying my stay in Africa." He, too, has plans for graduate school in two years, plus plans for marriage to his fiancee who is a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. There is a need for other Alphas who are interested in Peace Corps service. Write Peace Corps, Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D. C , 20525 for information. Bro. Ford Johnson B r a Ford Johnson, a graduate of Virginia Union University, is now teaching chemistry and mathematics in Dodowah, Ghana. He is one of several Alpha members who are serving with the Peace Corps in Africa, Asia or Latin America. Besides his academic duties, Johnson is Sportsmaster - in charge of all athletics and recreation -
for the school. The daily sports program comes in with the break of dawn, as the young Virginian puts the students through a brisk program of morning calisthenics. The sessions are often held by flashlight. "Supervising all sports and recreation sounds like a mighty big job, but it fits very veil in my day's program," he said. When day is done, Johnson usually has enough energy and vitality left to rip into a few flings of high-lifing (traditional Ghanaian dance) or for a rehearsal session with the Ghana Players Guild. Last fall he played the key role of Walter Lee in the Guild's Accra presentation of "Raisin in the Sun." Next year, when Peace Corps duty is through, John intends to do graduate study in international law and work in the area of civil rights. Bro. Robert Phillips Another Alpha who is carving an e n viable record is Langston University's Robert Phillips, a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher in Akure, Nigeria. Phillips, a former star football back and track star at the Sooner State University, has been elected to Akure Town Council representing Akure Athletic Association in Ondo Province, in Western Nigeria. His first coached (Continued on page 36)
Bto. Donald K. Harris (right) and three co-workers In Kenema. Sierra L e o n e
Bro. Ford T. Johnson V o l u n t e e r In Dodowah. Ghana
Chapter Activities ALPHA XI LAMBDA LEADS THE
field Weathers was honored as Toledo's most outstanding Alpha man. Due to WAY IN TOLEDO illness of Bro. Weathers, Bro. Robert Stubblefield received the plaque in the by Bro. Carroll J o r d a n name of the honored brother. The plaque was designed and made by Bro. Alpha Xi Lambda, Toledo, Ohio, Harold Dillon. Bro. Dr. Herbert Goodtakes pride in which the brothers are low and Bro. Atty. Benjamin Fisher engaged, collectively and individually. were awarded Alpha Lapel Pins as two By way of recompense we are submit- of Toledo's oldest living Alpha men, ting a brief review of our activities for who were instrumental in organizing the past year: the chapter here. All during the afAt the beginning of the year a Smoker, fair soft music eminated from the grand welcoming all Epsilon Theta Brothers piano played by our scholarship recireturning to the University of Toledo, pient, Leslie Patton, who has been aand members of the undergraduate In- warded a full tuition scholarship by terest Group, was given by the chapter. the University of Toledo. Honoring our wives and sweethearts The Christmas party for Alpha famwho have helped us in many trials and ilies was held in the City Park Shelter tribulations, the chapter gave a catered House. Goodies were given to all the Dinner Party in the beautifully decor- children. Santa Claus was there in ated Golfers Club. the person of Bro. Millard Jackson who The highlight of the cultural season presented gifts to all the children. was the vocal recital given by Bro. The Alpha Wives sponsored this party. Marvin Ward for the benefit of the Mrs. Jerome Guilford and her comchapter's scholarship fund. Bro. Ward mittee did an excellent job in arrangteaches at Robinson Junior High School. ing the games and preparing and servHe is a member of the Toledo Choral ing the refreshments. Society. He has studied voice under During the months of J a n u a r y and Lester McCoy at the University of February several brothers participated Michigan, and holds a Master of Music actively in local and state drives asking degree from West Virginia University. for legislation in non-discrimination in The Annual Founders' Day Banquet housing. Our chapter was one of the was held in the Student Union of the sponsors of a program on Housing University of Toledo. Bro. E. Gar- which had as speakers individuals n a -
Now that we face another year and scan new horizons, may the ideals of Alpha inspire us to envision new goals and attain greater victories in our service to mankind. " . . . we shall transcend all."
Has your chapter sent the names and addresses of the members of its 50th Anniversary Committee to the editor of The Sphinx? If not, please do so immediately.
Send a list of brothers in your chapter who made the Dean's List for p u b lication in The Sphinx. Deadline is March 1.
TOLEDO BROTHERS: Harold Dillon, Marvin Jordan. (Back Row) Merle Dixon, Charles Roosevelt McKinley, Mackie.
tionally known. On February 10, the chapter was the guest of Epsilon Theta at its Annual Sweetheart's Tea, which was held in the Student Union of the University of Toledo. The formal social season was officially launched with the giving of our Annual Ball. The El Rancho Ballroom in Maumee, Ohio was the scene of the affair. The brothers did an excellent job in decorating the tables and p r o viding the guests with favors. All brothers wore black and gold chest bands. This was, indeed, the most talked about social affair in Toledo, and will be remembered for years to come.
L - R: Bros. Charles Penn, William Bryant, Ward, Charles Williams, Fred Page, Carroll Bros. Arthur Roach, Robert Stubblefield, Peoples, Herman Morris, Charles Benford, John Cohen, Jerome Guilford and Alfred
TOLEDO ALPHA WIVES: L _ R: Mesdames John Jones, Arthur Roach, Alfred Mackie, Jerome Guilford, Fred Page, Carroll Jordan, Charles Peoples, Charles Williams, Alexander Richmond. (Back Row) Mesdames Charles Penn, Merle Dixon, Robert Stubblefield, John Cohen, Raymond Bester, Roosevelt McKinley and Charles Benford.
CINCINNATI ALPHAS CELEBRATE by Bro. McNellious Sharp Delta Gamma Lambda and Alpha Alpha Chapters celebrated Founders' Day with a three day gala. The weekend of December 6 - 8 was filled with entertainment, informal and formal speeches, and close, w a r m fraternal brotherhood. Brother Malvin R. Goode, ABC United Nations Correspondent, was the guest speaker at the Formal Banquet on Saturday, December 7th at the Netherland Hilton and at the Public Meeting on Sunday, December 8th at Zion Baptist Church. Throughout the weekend, Brother Goode, challenged the brothers and Alpha as to their activities in the field of human relations. "These are times of crisis and each of us has a responsibility to make some contribution . . . that will free us from . . . hate." Bro. Goode charged the Cincinnati Alphas with their responsibility in improving race relations in this city . . . that it is
our duty to exercise the franchise and not look to distant lands but on our own door steps -for improvements. The three-day meeting with headquarters at the Netherland Hilton included two dances, cocktail party for wives, smoker for brothers at the F r a ternity House, Founders' Banquet, special Sunday morning worship with Calvary Methodist Church, and Public Meeting at Zion Baptist Church. Several brothers were honored by the fraternity. They were as follows: Alpha Men of the Year Awards to Brothers William McClain, John Fleming, William Lovelace and Broxton Cann. Graduate Award - Brother William McCaleb. Undergraduate Tony Yates.
Chapter President Award - Brother Theodore Berry. Chapter Award of Merit - Brother Malvin R. Goode.
ALPHA PHI ALPHA CHAPTER SWEETHEARTS AS PICTURED ON PAGE 20 Left row, top to bottom: Sweetheart of Kappa Chapter, Miss Melzia Flowers, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Sweetheart of Epsilon Zeta, Miss Elsie L. McDougald, Fayettesville State College, N. C. Sweetheart of Gamma Beta, Miss Irma Page, North Carolina College, Durham, N. C. Right row, top to bottom: Sweetheart of Beta Zeta, Miss Bernice Brown, a junior at Elizabeth City State Teachers College, N. C. and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Sweetheart of Theta Chapter, Miss J u n e Jones, a junior at Roosevelt University in Chicago and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Sweetheart of Beta Sigma, Miss Carol Glen, Southern University, at Baton Rouge, La. On float, lower left: Sweetheart of Gamma Zeta, Miss Eloise Joyner, and Miss Carol Storr, (The Sphinx Sweetheart), Fort Valley State College, Fort Valley, Ga. On float, lower right: Sweetheart of Beta Nu, Miss Geneva Knowles, and Miss Linda Sargeant (The Sphinx Sweetheart), Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Fla.
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CINCINNATI ALPHA BANQUET - Bro. Mai Goode receiving the "President's Award" from Bro. Halloway C. Sells. Jr., Delia Gamma Lambda Chapter president. Also shown are Bros. Charles Wesley and Leon Render, Toastmasler.
ALPHAS AT KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE
pledgees; and John Huggins, assistant editor of the Sphinx.
by Bro. John Huggins
Our fraternity average for the second semester 62-63 was 2.59, out of a possible four points. Four of our brothers made Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. They are K e n neth Roberts, Donald Hylton, Sterling Neal and Wendell Whyte. Bro. Donald Hylton was also selected to the all Midwest football team. Bro. Sterling Neal is also president of the Sociology Club, Senior Class, and secretary of theMcCullin Hall Club. Bro. Harold
Beta Mu chapter at Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Ky., has some brothers of which Alpha can be proud. There are eighteen brothers in our chapter. Our officers are as follows: Sterling Neal, president; Wendell Whyte, vice president; Doye Blane, r e cording secretary; Hugh Wilson, corresponding secretary; Ray Harper, chaplain; Donald Hylton, dean of
ALPHA SWEETHEART PAGE 21 Sweetheart of Beta Theta Chapter, Miss Mary Carol Hutcherson, a junior at Bluefield State College, Bluefield, West Virginia.
Tubbs is vice president of the Senior Class. Bro. Blane, a junior majoring in chemistry, has an overall average of 3.66. Bro. Hugh Wilson was "Mr. J u n ior" for KSC's homecoming parade. The Sphinx Club at KSC has eleven members. Little Bro. Herbert Watkins was recently inducted into m e Alpha Kappa Mu honor society. Our Founder's Day speaker was Bro. Oscar W. Ritchie, Director oi Education. Bro. Gus T. Ridgel, Director of Undergraduate Activities, is our chapter advisor.
BETA LAMBDA ACTIVITIES
EPSILON LAMBDA ACTIVITIES
by Bro. John F. Henson
by Bro. Thomas L. Gentry
Beta Lambda Chapter, Kansas City, is proud of the many accomplishments and activities. Under the leadership of Bro. Robert A. Lyons, Beta Lambda enjoyed one of its most active years. The year started with a fine founders' day program and the installation of officers. In January, the Alphabettes were r e activated to take a more active role in the affairs of Alpha. They enjoyed a very active year under the leadership of Mrs. Connie Timberlake. In February, we had a very fine program. The Alphas were host to four outstanding Negro men of Kansas City, Mo., who were seeking to become m e m bers of the city council of this city. Through the support of Beta Lambda, Bro. Earl Thomas became one of the first two Negroes to be elected to the council. In March, Beta Lambda purchased a life membership in the NAACP. In April, Beta Lambda attended church with Bro. Willis Tabor of St. Paul Presbyterian Church of Kansas City, Mo. Following the service the chapter went as a group along with their wives to Sunday dinner at the Golden Ox Restaurant of Kansas City, Mo. The dinner was arranged under the leadership of the Alphabettes. In May, the annual spring formal was held. It was estimated that more than 500 persons attended. It was held at the American Legion Building in Kansas City, Mo. In June, the local high school seniors were invited to meet with the Alphas. Following a delectable meal, they were shown a very fine film on outstanding Negro athletes of today. Beta Lambda gave moral support which helped to stimulate a new chapter, Delta Rho, at the University of Kansas City. In September, the King Pin Room of KC Bowl, Kansas City, Kansas, was â€˘chosen as the temporary meeting place for 1964. An invitation to many old brothers and some new brothers in the area was sent from Beta Lambda to all local Alphas. As a result on October 12, 1963, a successful smoker and reclamation program was held at the King Pin Room. Beta Lambda held its Founders' Day Program at th? King Pin Room of the KC Bowl Restaurant, Kansas City, Kansas, December 14, 1963. Bro. Belton Orme served as toastmaster with (Continued on page 32)
The September 1962 - J u n e 1963 season found St. Louis Alphas of Epsilon Lambda busy with many and social activities. Some of the highlights: Founders' Day Banquet and Dance at the beautiful Coronado Hotel. This annual, formal affair, as always, was a huge success. Brothers, wives, and sweethearts left the sequence of cocktails, dinner, election of Bro. Morris Hatchett as "Alpha Man of the Year", installation of officers of Epsilon Lambda, and dancing, refreshed and sophisticatedly entertained. The annual Barn Dance which made possible a $500 scholarship was given to Craig Brown, a deserving college student. A closed party which revitalized marital ties and reassured Alpha sweethearts. The beginning of a weekly radio program over station KATZ, dedicated to informing and counseling the youth of St. Louis. The annual Mother's Day Program where Mrs. Gunnell, mother of Bros. Joseph Gunnell and Charles Gunnell, was elected Alpha Mother of the Year of Epsilon Lambda. For the summer vacation when formal meetings are abandoned, a pleasant journey by eight brothers to Boston, Mass., for the 57th anniversary convention. The year was rewarding as far as reclammation was concerned: Brothers reclaimed 50, Brothers active 89, including eleven life members; Neophytes in the re-activated undergraduate chapter, Alpha Eta, 6; bringing the total membership to fifteen. A few outstanding brothers in the areas of education and politics: Education - Bro. Dr. John B. Ervin has been appointed Dean of Instruction at Harris Teacher's College which is the second administrative position at that institution. Bro. Ervin is the first Negro to hold this position at the p r e dominantly white college. He was principal speaker at Recognition Day for Alpha Tau last April. Bro. Vincent E. Freeman was a p pointed Registrar at the St. Louis CityCounty Jr. College. This college was opened this year and designed to answer the needs of those seeking college work as well as adult education classes for the public at large. Politics - St. Louis boasts of four (Continued on page 32)
GAMMA OMICRON UPHOLDS AIMS by Bro. Arvin Sexton The spirit of Alpha is a true fraternal bond among the brothers on the campus of Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee. Having accepted fourteen new brothers into the university of brotherly love, the chapter consists of thirty-five brothers. By expressing "Manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind" through originality, friendliness, versatility, and leadership, the brothers have placed Alpha on top. Gamma Omicron has the highest academic average among the fraternities and the highest number of fraternity men graduating each term. One of its aims scholastically is to get the coveted scholarship cup awarded to the Greek organization having the highest scholastic average this year. Some of the brothers are prospective recipients of graduate school fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson and Rockefeller Foundations. Bro. Charles Marks is a chapter president and member of the campus study-in committee. He also made Who's Who in American Colleges. Bro. Lawrence Webb is chapter treasurer and he was recently made an honorary member of the American Chemical Society. Bro. Raymond Debose is president of Pan-Hellenic Council and the senior class. Bros. Clarence DuBose, James Craig, and Charles Turner are on the college newspaper staff. Bro. Willie Lett is president of the men's dormitory council. Bro. James Ruff is parliamentarian of the Student Union. Bros. Lonnie Lewis, Omar Brigmon, and Ronald Ward are outstanding stars on the varsity Basketball Team. Bro. Arvin Sexton is chapter secretary, president of the campus YMCA, vice-president of the United Campus Christian Fellowship, and member of the study-in and religious activity committees. Bro. Clarence Pegues, now with the Peace Corps, gave a Sierra Leonian scholarship in the name of Gamma Omicron. Bros, of Gamma Omicron are striving to "hold Alpha high" in the traditional Alpha spirit.
* * * * * Send the picture of your chapter sweetheart to the editor of The Sphinx that she may be included in the Parade of Sweethearts in the 50th anniversary edition of The Sphinx. Deadline is March 1.
ALPHA AT FISK UNIVERSITY by Bro. Pickens A. Patterson, J r . Alpha Chi is proud to begin its thirtyseventh year of existence at Fisk University. Although we lost many b r o t h ers last year through graduation, we feel that we are capable of living u p to the high standards and traditions that Alpha has had in the past. Many of our brothers who graduated last year are continuing their education elsewhere. Outstanding among hese are four brothers attending Howard University's Medical School. They are Bros. James Benton, Stephon P a y seur, J. Rodman Ransome and James Washington. Bro. Coyness Ennix is now attending Meharry Medical College. Bro. Ross Cheairs is doing graduate work in Biophysics at the University of Tennessee. Bro. Bruce Williams is doing graduate work in Physics at the University of Michigan. We are very proud of our brother, Theopolis Fair, who is doing graduate work in the field of History. It is noticeable that Bro. Fair made Phi Beta Kappa before leaving Fisk. Bro. W. Powell Garrett is doing graduate work in Psychology here at Fisk. Bro. Charlie Lee is a mathematician in Washington, D. C. Bro. Carlston Craighead is e m ployed at a missile installation in Los Angeles, Calif. We were very happy to receive four new brothers this year. Two of them are participating in the National Science Foundation Program. The remaining two are doing graduate work in the field of Chemistry. The new brothers are: Bro. Harper Brewer, graduate of Alabama A. & M.; and Bro. J e r r y Hardy, graduate of Clark College. Alpha Chi Chapter now has a total of thirty-one brothers. This year Alpha Chi is concentrating its theme on the seven Jewels. We have seven pledgees with remarkable singing voices. Three pledgees are members of the famous Fisk Jubilee Singers. One other pledgee is a member of the University Choir. Coinciding with the seven pledgees js our court, consisting of seven beautiful girls. Miss Nina Marks. "'Miss Alpha", displays all the charm and beauty necessary for her title. Other members of the court are: Misses Beverly Blaky, Elaine Hayes, Beth Madison, Gail Smith, Katherine Wesley and Vanya Kay. Brothers participating on the foot-
Bro. David Dowdy. Southern Assistant Vice President, addresses brothers at Founders' D a y celebration, Greensboro. N. C.
Bro. Glenn F. Rankin addresses Beta Epsilon and Kappa Lambda Brothers.
FOUNDERS' DAY OBSERVED
cooperation evidenced between the two chapters and urged that such a relation be promoted and strengthened in the future. The Founders' Day Observance was only one phase of a progressive program which Beta Epsilon has initiated under the leadership of Bro. Hicks. Long recognized as one of the leading groups on the A. and T. campus, Beta Epsilon is taking steps to strengthen this position. Other features of the chapter's p r o gram include social activities centered around the annual Smoker and Black and White Ball. On the civic side, Beta Epsilon is in the process of establishing a reading program at L. Richardson Hospital in Greensboro. At present, the hospital has no organized means of providing reading m a terials for its patients. Beta Epsilon seeks to relieve this condition by providing current periodicals and other printed matter. Internally, the brothers are examining their pledging program as well as the chapter's overall program for possible areas of improvement. More civic, social, and fraternal actions in conjunction with Kappa Lambda are also envisioned. Bros. Dr. Eugene Marrow, professor of biology, and Captain Amos Harper, a member of the Air Force R. O. T. C. Instructional Group, serve as advisers to the chapter.
by Bro. James M. Wilder Brothers in Greensboro, N. C , were told recently that they must endeavor to find new ways of expressing "manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind." Speaking was Dr. Glenn F. Rankin, Dean of Students at A. and T. College, who delivered the address at a Founders' Day Observance sponsored by the local brothers. The affair was a cooperative venture between Beta Epsilon and Kappa Lambda Chapters. An active member of Kappa Lambda. Bro. Rankin was initiated into ALPHA through Beta Epsilon. He urged those who had assembled to pay homage to the Jewels to reexamine the oath which they had taken and seek new means of improving their present status. Speaking primarily to undergraduate brothers, Bro. Rankin admonished them to strive for scholastic excellence. He concluded by reminding the brothers that only through such means may Alpha be maintained as the world's greatest brotherhood. Others appearing on the program were: Bros. David Dowdy, Southern Assistant Vice-president; Harold C. Hicks, president of Beta Epsilon; James Wilder; and Rumsey Helms. Bro. Dowdy congratulated the brothers on the
ball team are: Bros. Franklin Miller, Ollice Holden, George Bradshaw, Henry Needham and Harold Crawford. Bro. Miller is doing an outstanding job as quarterback, while Bro. Holden is a terror in the fullback position. In the field of sports we are also proud of Bro. Reynaldo Glover who was selected as the most valuable player in our
basketball conference. This year, for Alpha Chi chapter, promises to be a banner year. Alpha Chi has committed itself to remain at the forefront of college life. We plan to live up to, in every way, the fraternity's motto: "First of all, servants of all, we shall transcend all".
ALPHA MEN AT FAYETTEVILLE
by Bro. Myron Bush, Jr.
by Bro. C. Philip Shaw
The Alpha Rho extends a hearty greeting to all brothers across the n a tion. It is with sincere interest and desire to stimulate our chosen brotherhood that we at Morehouse College submit this article. Being a transfer student at Morehouse for the past academic year has to some extent limited my knowledge of the history of the fraternity here. However, in this year I have truly seen how a group of well directed young men can help enhance the image of Alpha, not only here but everywhere. Too many times we as undergraduates have been content to separate ourselves into a small group aloof from the general campus activities. This year Alpha decided to "get back into the swing" and did so by such vigorous campaigning as T have never seen. In the field of student government the brothers are well represented by having at least one officer in every class. A few of these outstanding brothers are DeVere Ranger, Vice P r e s ident of the Fraternity and President of the Junior Class; Willis Sheftall, President of the fraternity and Senior Class President; Paul Walker, President of the Student Government Association; Nathaniel Jackson, Secretary of the Junior Class; and George P u r due, Editor of the school paper. In the way of outstanding scholars, we have two Brothers, who are in fact blood brothers also - - Reuben Brigety, Chairman of the campus tutorial committee and Carl Brigety currently studying in Denmark on a Merrill Study Grant. Also, Herbert Charles, who spent the summer months of 1963 in Kenya in conjunction with the Operation Crossroads Africa project; Rudy Jones and Durant Worthy, who have returned this year after a year in Europe, also on the Merrill Travel and Study Grant. The Sphinx Club is well represented by Dan Woods, President of the Sophomore Class and incidently the first caucasion to pledge Alpha Rho; Ronald Sheehy, member of the Student Government Association; Samuel Roberts, Vice-President of the Sophomore Class; and Charles West, Secretary of the Sophomore Class. Alpha Phi Chapter at Clark College boasts Brothers George Smith and Booker T. Scruggs serving in the capacity of President and Vice-President, respectively, of the Student Body at this institution. The men of these chapters have
Epsilon Zeta, Fayetteville State College, Fayetteville, N. C , extends greetings to men of Alpha everywhere. Under the direction of its president, Bro. Gene A. Powell, the chapter has initiated and completed several projects and is gaining a new prestige on campus. A smoker was held during the fall for the purpose of acquainting nonfraternal men with the men and workings of the Alpha chapter here at FSC. There was an exciting crowd of men, all enjoying the fellowship, refreshments and music. Special guests for this event were Bros. Calvin Gay, an alumnus of FSC and Otis Moore, who is presently stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C. We congratulate Bros. Clarence E. Lloyd and Gene A. Powell on being nominated for Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities., As our sweetheart we elected beauteous Miss Elsie McDougald. Miss McDougald is a senior, English major from Fayetteville, N. C. The men of Epsilon Zeta Chapter take this opportunity to wish each of you in Alphaland God speed throughout the remainder of the present year.
BETA LAMBDA (Continued from page 30) Bros. Clarence Robinson, I. F. Bradley, and Bert Mayberry combined to give a very stirring and vivid historical account of Beta Lambda. Bro. Wilbur Goodseal delivered a special Christmas message in keeping with the spirit of Alpha. Response and observations were given by the president, Bro. Robert P. Lvons. He challenged all brothers to make this new year a most rewarding one ior the cause of Alpha. Some of the challenges were (1) reclamation of all Alphas, (2) more vigorous concentrated effort in the civil rights fight, (3) a closer relationship with young men of Alpha caliber to encourage them to go Alpha on their respective campuses. One of the highlights of the evening was the naming of Brc. Atty. I. F. Bradley, Jr., "Alpha Man of the Year". Bro. Edwin Byrd served as Founders' Day Program Chairman.
worked hard for their accomplishments, but I would remind them as I would remind each of us, Brothers, that we have not yet attained the heights of perfection of which we as a group are capable. There are still too many of us who take credit for the work of too few of us. We have too much yet to do to take time to wade in the quicksand of contentment. With these admonitions in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to express the desire that the fraternity continues its current trend toward better undergraduate - graduate relationships. None of us are too old nor too young to exchange ideas that can p r o mote our position in society - academically, socially and financially. In closing, we would like to extend our hospitality to any Brothers who will be visiting Atlanta at any time, particularly during the weekend of the Southeastern Regional Convention to be held here this year. * * * * * * GAMMA BETA CORONATION On Saturday, October 19, the Gamma Beta, North Carolina College, Durham, held the coronation of its sweetheart for 1963-64, Miss Irma Jean Page. The coronation was followed by a coronation ball in her honor. This was Gamma Beta Chapter's 21st annual coronation. Miss Page is a senior majoring in chemistry and minoring in biology. She has held such positions as: President of the Ivy Leaf Club, Vice-president of SCSA, Dean of Pledgees of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and Sphinx Club Sweetheart.
EPSILON LAMBDA (Continued from page 30) Negro Committemen, all Alphas: Norman Seay - 26th Ward; Leroy Tyus 20th Ward. Entered Alpha at Lane College, and is now a member of Epsilon Lambda; John W. Harvey - 19th Ward. Bro. Harvey is also Magistrate Judge of the 3rd District; Fred N. Weathers - 18th Ward. He also is coowner of the largest Taxicab Company in St. Louis. For the next season Epsilon Lambda intends to orbit further into the extreme reaches of the framework that is Alphadom.
HOMECOMING FLOAT WINS FIRST PLACE by Bro. Cecil Thomas Catchings, II
DELTA DELTA - Standing. Left to right: Bros. Sheats, Greene. Russell. Davis. Lynch and Clemons. Seated. L - R: Bros. Albritten, White, Taylor and Walker.
DELTA DELTA IS SMALL BUT POTENT
Delta Delta at Albany State College, Albany, Ga., has dramatized again that quality contrary to quantity makes a powerful and ideal fraternity, The eleven brothers of the chapter have exemplified this by welding their leadership abilities to all high positions so effectively until they are branded by their peers as the "dominant group" on campus. The spearhead of the group is Bro. Albritten, a senior from Dawson, Ga. He is currently president of the Student Government. Bro. Taylor, president of the chapter, established a precedent this term by being chosen Editorin-Chief of the RAM (Yearbook) for the second school term. In the various classes we have an Alpha man directing the program. The Senior Class is
headed by Bro. Jimmy White from Elberton, Ga. The president, vice president, business manager, and treasurer of the Junior Class are held respecti v e l y by Bros. Walker, Sheats, Greene and Phillips. Two of the brothers are quite active in Science Education: Bro. Jackie Lynch, a senior from Cedartown, Ga., and Bro. Willie Davis, a senior from Cuthbert, Ga. The Sphinxmen, ten in number, have also undertaken various leadership p o sitions on campus. At present, the president, vice president, business m a n ager, and treasurer of the Sophomore Class are held by Little Bros.: William Johnson, Rufus Minter, Benny Baker and Lonnie Berryman. We have been rather fortunate in having Bro. James D. Clemons as our advisor. He has worked with us diligently and courageously in upholding our motto: "First of all, servants of all, we shall transcend all".
BRO. LIONEL H. NEWSOM IS GUEST SPEAKER at Alpha Nu Lambda'* Annual Brotherhood Banquet. Tuskegee Institute. Ala. Left to Right: Bros. A. P. Allain, A. W. Caliman. W. L. Lassiter, L. H. N e w s o m (Eta Lambda) H. E; Craig (Eta Lambda) and R. C. Williams.
Moments of anticipation came to a hilt Saturday night following the homecoming game and festivities as the Brothers of Gamma Zeta Chapter and student body of the Fort Valley State College held the announcement that Alpha had proudly taken first place in the Homecoming Float Contest. Hours of work paid good dividends for the brothers and their sweetheart lovely Miss Eloise Joyner (Chapter Sweetheart) and Miss Carol Storr (Sphinx Sweetheart). The theme of the float which adhered to the criterion of originality was a memorial to the four girls who lost their lives in the Birmingham Bomb incident. "The Love That Forgives" which was the theme symbolized the emotions of Alpha and the Negro in the face of strife and confusion. Highlighting the social activity for that night was the presence of approximately 60 Brothers who serenaded the dance and the acceptance of the trophy by chapter president Roy Kendall.
AUGUSTA'S ALPHAS MOVE FORWARD by Bro. H. H. Brigham Brothers of Alpha Chi Lambda Chapter salute three brothers for their r e cent accomplishments. Bro. Charles L. Butler, Sr., Principal of the Ursula Collins School, Augusta, Georgia is presently serving his second term as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Education Association. He is the second Negro to be elected to the board by a southern state. Bro. Butler has been very active in promoting teacher-welfare and NEA membership since his first election to the board. Brother James M. Hinton, Jr., General Counsel for the Pilgrim Health and Life Insurance Company, was recently admitted to practice before the bar of the state of Georgia. He had p r e viously been admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court and the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Brother Harold N. Stinson was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree by George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. His doctoral study was made possible by a fellowship which was awarded him by the Southern Education Foundation. His major for the doctorate was Educational Administration and his minor was Psychology.
BETA UPSILON by Bro. James Crayton The Beta Upsilon Chapter, Alabama â€˘-tate College, Montgomery, Alabama - elebrated its 27th anniversary along vith the 57th anniversary celebration >i Alpha Phi Alpha. The theme of this year's celebration was "Now Is The Time". The Guest Speaker for this occasion was Brother T. M. Alexander, Executive Vice-President of Fidelity Insurance and Investment Company, of Atlanta, Georgia. In his address, he stated that Negroes have made great progress in Atlanta socially, politically, and economically. Through united efforts under one common bond to fight unjust bias and prejudice, the same progress can be attained in every city in the south. Brother Alexander also stated that if Negroes are to make advancements and gain the respect of other races which our forebearers have hoped and prayed for, "Now Is The Time". Moreover, he said that southern
state supported colleges need to be r e lieved of the hammer over their heads, so that they may be able to produce more citizens with dignity. His speech terminated inspiringly as he said, "It is better to be ignorant and free than to be educated and enslaved." , Beta Upsilon was cited in 1963, for having the best chapter program in the Southern Region. Continuing the Alpha Spirit the brothers have worked along with the Montgomery Improvement Association to procure voters among the Negro Citizenry in the city of Montgomery. The chapter's annual March of Dimes Drive netted over $125 .00 among the brothers alone. Beta Upsilon successfully brought twelve candidates across the forever "burning sands" into the bonds of Alpha Phi Alpha. It was thought by many to be the best Beta Upsilon has had in many a year, all having grade averages of 3.0 and above on the 4.00 system, which in itself was a remarkable feat! The brothers were at all times cognizant of the high scholastic
FOUNDERS' DAY COMMITTEE AND GUEST SPEAKER - Bela Upsilon. Left lo Righl: Bros. Carmen E. Hayes, Earnest McNish. T. M. Alexander, Rooseveli Harris, chairman, and Douglas James.
THETA GAMMA LAMBDA by Bro. Thomas Priest, Jr. Under the confident leadership of Bro. James A. Smith, president, Theta Gamma Lambda, Ozark, Ala. is pleased to have had a successful year in its efforts to promote scholarship, manly deeds, and love for all mankind. With 3n increase in membership from ten to eighteen, the Chapter seems destined to continue its roll as the leading Fraternal Organization in the Wiregrass area.
achievements of Alphamen As we move forward into the year of 1964, Beta Upsilon will not be content with mediocrity, but will forever work to continue to hold Alpha high. The brothers have instigated an all-Greek blood donor campaign which will supplement the very low local Red Cross blood bank. Realizing the importance of young people staying in school the brothers are sponsoring an "Education for Citizenship Week", for the local high schools in and around the Montgomery area in hopes of promoting the spirit of academic excellence among high school students. Beta Upsilon will sponsor a civil defense information center for the purpose of informing the citizenry of the dangers of Nuclear fallout and what to do in the case of one. Beta Upsilon will continue to move onward and upward toward greater heights, as has been said by some brothers, "Wherever there is progress, there is an Alphaman leading it."
BROTHERS OF BETA UPSILON, Alabama Stale College, Montgomery, Ala. Left lo righl - First row: Bros. Hayes. Pres., Bales. Vice President; Miss Elizabeth Coleman, Sweetheart; James, Chaplain, Bryanl, Treasurer; Second row _ Bros. Williams, Jarmon, Burke, Harris. S. James and G. James. Third row - Bros. Hardy, advisor; Crayton, Williams, Goode, Peterman, advisor.
Theta Gamma Lambda presented its Founders' Day Program, Sunday, December 8, 1963 at the Masonic Building in Dothan, Ala. The theme of the program was "The Role of Fraternalism in a Period of Educational Concern." The guest speaker for the occasion was Bro. Dr. J. Garrick Hardy, Chairman of the Department of Sociology and Economics, Alabama State College, Montgomery, Alabama. Bro. Hardy challenged each Brother to reidentify his roll and purpose in this period of educational needs and to make himself felt by others as he assumes his roll as a true Alpha Man.
The Alpha Wives, under the leadership of Mrs. Mary L. McQueen helped to make the program a complete success by serving as ushers and hostesses. Refreshments were served at the end of the program. The member of Theta Gamma L a m b da Chapter who received the most honor during 1963 was Bro. Dr. D. V. J e m ison, Jr. who was elected National Layman of the year at the National Baptist Convention.,The Brothers leel that this is quite an honor for Bro. Jemison who has been promoting the ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha for over forty years.
FLORIDA BROTHERS WORK TO IMPROVE RACE RELATIONS Brothers of Theta Eta Lambda Chapter, St. Petersburg, Fla., are busily engaged in numerous activities designed to improve the racial climate in the city and state. Brothers have allied themselves with organizations within the Negro race to push major projects, and several are associated with interracial projects.
OMICRON LAMBDA - Birmingham, Ala. Standing - Left to right: Bros. Ballon. Montgomery. Whetstone, Branch, Pressley. Wills and Jordan
FOUNDERS' DAY BANQUET by Bro. W. Wesley Whetstone Omicron Lambda, Birmingham, Ala., held its Founders' Day Banquet Sunday. December 8, in the A. G. TJaston Lounge. This was a very outstanding occasion and was the sixth consecutive banquet to be held by Omicron Lambda Chapter. Permanent chairman is Bro. N. E. Wills, Sr. Bro. Wilbert C. Pressley served as Master of Ceremonies. Echoes and reminiscing facts were given by Bro. W. Dewey Branch, director of Alabama. The review of activities of Omicron Lambda Chapter was given by Bro. Dr. James T. Montgomery. Omicron Lambda Chapter made a larger contribution to the voter registration drive than any of the Greek organizations. Bro. Dr. Montgomery was the first Negro medic to become a member of the Jefferson County Medical Society. Omicron Lambda is blessed that the Southern Vice President, Bro. W. Wesley Whetstone is a member. There are more Alpha brothers in responsible positions of leadership in Jefferson County than any other group. Omicron Lambda Chapter sponsors the best social function in Birmingham of any other organization during the year. The guest speaker for the evening introduced by Bro. Wilbert C. Pressley was Bro. Dwight A. Burgess, graduate of Tuskgee Institute and instructor
of social studies at the Hooper City High School. He was both dynamic and provocative. In his discourse he pointed out specifically the contributions made by the founders of Alpha and likewise the fine heritage we received when we bacame members. Following the address, chapter officers for 1964 were installed. Newly elected president of Omicron Lambda Chapter, Bro. Kirkwood A. Balton, made responsive remarks. After the installation, Bro. Pressley outlined the requirements for the "Alpha Man of the Year Award", and read a brochure on the recipient of the 1963 award. The recipient of the award for 1963 was Dr. James T. Montgomery, outstanding Internal Physician and immediate past president of Omicron Lambda Chapter. The commentary for the evening was given by Bro. W. Wesley Whetstone. He indicated the necessity for conscientious, diligent and continuous service to humanity in order to merit the recognition that an Alpha Chapter strives for. He further stated that there could be no "low roads" in Alpha, for all activities must be on the "high road" of superior achievement and performance. The brothers of Omicron Lambda Chapter were happy to include their wives and sweethearts in this outstanding fraternal and social event.
Has your chapter sent the picture of its president to the editor of The Sphinx to be included in the 50th anniversary edition? Deadline, March 1.
Of great significance was the recent participation of a brother in the judging of 96 civic clubs for awards donated by a local newspaper. Brother Dr. Ralph Wimbish, president of the chapter, was one of three judges picked by the St. Petersburg Times for its annual "Best Clubs" Contest. Brother Wimbish, one of the city's most ardent supporters for equal rights, is engaged in a suit with another brother, Dr. Fred Alsup, that is seeking to permit citizens to play golf on the Airco Flight 18 Golf Course. Several brothers and their wives are active members of the St. Petersburg Council on Human Relations. The\ include Brothers O. T. Ayer, Alsup. Wimbish, and Stewart, among others. A much needed crash program in education for Negro children has been established in St. Petersburg. The program, called Continuing Academic Cultural Education Program (CACEP) was created to provide extra instruction in all areas in elementary and secondary schools during after-school hours. Great impetus for the program way provided by Brother Emanuel W. Stewart, principal of Gibbs Senior High School. He presented the idea to the Pinellas County School Board and it was unanimously approved. , Helping to support this program on the elementary level is Brother William Thompson, principal of Davis Elementary School. Drama Coach Robert Lawson of Gibbs Junior College, vice president of the chapter, will work with several city groups in an unusual project. He was called upon by the United Churches of Greater St. Petersburg and the Chamber of Commerce to assemble a cast to present "The Offering of the Magi" as one of five medieval plays that will be presented in 14 majoV shopping centers in St. Petersburg. Recognizing that "equality is everybody's business" brothers are fervently working toward this end.
BETA BETA LAMBDA Miami, Florida by Bro. Warren W. Welters Bro. Ira P. Davis was recently a p pointed to serve as a member of the United Fund Advisory Council. This is a standing committee of the United Community Fund and Councils of America composed of a selected n u m ber of outstanding local leaders from all parts of the United States and Canada. To us here at Beta Beta Lambda, this honor couldn't have been bestowed to a more deserving and hard working individual. Bro. Davis is one of the founders of our chapter and is a graduate of Howard University. Congratulations to Bro. Attorney James W. Matthews upon his recent appointment as Associate Municipal Judge of the city of Opa-locka. Bro. Matthews is a graduate of the class of '58, Florida A and M University. He and Mrs. Matthews reside at 16350 N. W. 18th Place. His law office is at 6825 N. W. 15th Avenue. Bro. Matthews is an ardent church worker in the Church of the- Incarnation. He serves at the altar and is currently organizing a Boy Scout Troop. A soft spoken gentleman he has made many friends and is highly respected in the community.
BROTHER CROCKETT (Continued from page 27) chapter secretary in Greensboro, N. C , and as president of the Montgomery, Ala. chapter as well as advisor to the undergraduate chapter. He is a member of Sigma Pi Phi F r a ternity and Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. His literary productions have appeared in the "Central Christian Advocate", and in the "College and Church", an organ of the American Council on Education, and the "Leadership Review". He is married. Their son is an instructor of English at San Jose State College, San Jose, California. PEACE CORPS (Continued from page 27) track team won the Province championship and other Western Nigeria honors. Bob's activities in the community and his fluency of Yoruba tribal languages have developed intimate relationships with all of the town officials and VIP's, as well as the warm friendliness of the townspeople. Like many of the Peace Corps Volunteers who are teaching, when his Peace Corps service is terminated, Phillips plans to go back to school to work for his master's degree in chemistry.
BETA SIGMA IN LEAD by Bro. Henry Louis Simon On the campus of Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, La., Beta Sigma has leaped into the lead of Greek Activities with an eagerness and created a margin that has left the other Greeks trembling and gasping in utter amazement. The Planning Committee of Beta Sigma outlined its plan of activities of the chapter for the year and the response of the chapter to the plan thus far has been 100% plus. A welcoming setting, truly in the grand and glorious style of Alpha has been provided at every home football game for visiting Brothers who, we trust, will remember for some time to come. The Chapter has participated in intramural football and there proved the prowess of Alpha by our claim to the Victor's Seat. On Oct. 18, the Chapter held its A n nual Smoker or Rush Party, the event which securely placed Beta Sigma Chapter in the lead of Greek Activities. The Chapter had the opportunity of presenting notable campus Alphas to the rushees who were no less than amazingly impressed. Included on the program were such campus notables as: Bro. Dr. J. H. Jefferson, AssistantHead of Department of Chemistry; Bro. Dr. E. E. Johnson, Head of Department of Psychology and Testing; Bro. Dr. H. D. Perkin, Head of Division of Music; Bro. Dr. J. J. Prestage, Head of the Division of Pre-Medicine. On Oct. 20, a Tea in honor of the Sweetheart of Beta Sigma, Miss Carol Glen, was held as a follow-up to an earlier social honoring the nominees for Sweetheart. The atmosphere was further enhanced by the violin-piano rendition of Bro. C. Render, Assistant Professor of Music and Bro. F. Taylor. The intention of Beta Sigma Chapter to remain in the driver's seat was again made known when on Oct. 26 Beta Sigma Chapter was awarded the Homecoming Trophy for the best decoration among Greeks. Beta Iota Lambda and Beta Sigma Chapters will host the State Convention of Alpha on Nov. 2. The Chapter is fortunate in having the guidance of Bros. Drs. J. H. Jefferson and H. D. Perkin as sponsors, and as President, Bro. Clifton Houston. The Chapter's regard for scholarship has never lessened as this year will again prove. The Fraternity's Motto is uppermost in our minds as we step to the beat of the drummer of Alpha Phi Alpha.
BETA KAPPA STANDS HIGH SCHOLASTICALLY by Bro. Kenneth Watson Beta Kappa, Langston, U , Okla., initiates a new year with many new a t tractions, projects and goals, endeavoring to draw close together its Fraternal bond. Along with the present membership of 32 brothers, Beta Kappa Chapter initiated 12 new brothers into its Fraternal bonds. A new attraction in the chapter includes a monkey, which will serve as the Alpha mascot, and a victory bell used during the football season to urge the fighting Lions on to victory. Striving to help the institution's scholarship fund the past semester, Beta Kappa went down in the centennial bracket for donation of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to the Langston University Development Foundation. â€ž Among new projects this year, Beta Kappa is concentrating its efforts toward purchasing a water fountain to be placed near the Alpha Bulletin Board and the annual white washing of the trees on the campus. All of these projects are directed toward beautifying Langston's campus. The chapter donated a $25 grocery basket to a very worthy family for Thanksgiving. This family was recommended by the Logan County welfare office. The 1963-64 school term saw Alphas taking an active role in the leadership of campus organizations. Some of these members include: Marvin Fisher, president of the senior class; Nathaniel Smith, president of the junior class; James Manns, president of the sophomore class; Edgar Scott, president of the band; John Williams, president of the Y. M. C. A.; Stewart Gilbert, assistant Superintendent of the Sunday School and Vice President of the Student Council; Nathaniel Smith, Superintendent of the Sunday School; Carl Fields, president of the Aggie Club; William Garrett, president of the Baptist Student Union (B.S.U.); and John Coleman, president of the Men's Dormitory Council and president of the Chemistry and French Clubs. Beta Kappa Chapter stresses scholarship and in keeping with this, the scholastic average with 52 members at the end of the 62-63 school year was 2.75 (4.00 system). Four brothers, John Coleman, Stewart Gilbert, Henry Brown and James Manns, earned 4.00 averages on a 4.00 system during the school year 1962-63 and 26 brothers were on the dean's list with 3.00 averages and above.
BRO. SIMS, assistant editor to The Sphinx, reloads his Sleigh" and is off to spread Alpha cheer.
GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE BROTHERS at Smoker Honoring General President Cole in Houston, December 13, 1963.
HOUSTON "ALPHA-BETTES" during Alpha Eta Lambdas Toy Dance.
FUN WITH TOYS - Left to Right: (Front Row) Bros. Hall, Chagois, Sharkey, Sims. (Back How) Bros. Byrd, Pres.; McWilliams and Secretary Young.
HOUSTON ALPHAS PRESENT ANNUAL TOY DANCE by Bro. Mack C. Sims More than 400 lovely and useful Christmas toys were collected during Alpha Eta Lambda's annual Toy Dance, December 21, 1963. Unique among the great variety of toys were tricycles, scooters, skates, dolls, stuffed animals, and items of educational interest to children through early teens. T^VOO pviiiHi-pn's Hosnital Arabia
Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital, Child Centers, Individual Needy F a m ilies, and several other institutions were recipients of this act of "Manly Deeds, and Love for all Mankind". President McWilliams and the chapter were joyous at the success of this affair. During the December 13th Chapter Smoker, General President T. Winston Cole, our special guest, shared in our
many experiences and ideas in an informal and "brotherly" manner with the undergraduate and graduate brothers of Houston. The brothers were vigorously reinforced relative to the "Challenges of Alpha" during this complexed era. The General President departed leaving the brothers fully inspired and more seriously dedicated to the cause of Alpha.
Brothers In Attendance During Alpha Eta's Annual Christmas Toy Dance
BRO. WILLIAM LEO GATEWOOD
OMEGA BRO. HAROLD S. FLEMING by Bro. Millard R. Dean Bro. Dr. Harold S. Fleming, 59, a p r o fessor of research at the Howard University, School of Dentistry, passed into Omega Chapter at Freedom's Hospital. A recognized authority in dental health, Bro. Fleming was appointed to the Howard University School of Medicine. During his years in research, he p u b lished nearly 70 articles in scientific journals in the United States, Europe and Asia, where he also had traveled and lectured on research in dentistry. His colleagues at Howard University noted Bro. Fleming's stimulation and development of dental research among students and teachers alike. A native of Brooklyn, N. Y., he moved as a boy to New Haven, Conn., where his father, Dr. Richard Fleming, is still a practicing dentist. He was graduated from Brown University in 1926 and received his doctor of dental medicine degree from Harvard University in 1930. After 16 years of practice in New Haven, he studied at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Medicine, where he received a doctor of science degree in 1952. Known as a "professor for the students'," Bro. Fleming's office door was open for visitors, and he often opened his home to his students. Among the projects he was working on at his death was research in the transplantation of teeth. At Yale he had worked extensively on combating oral cancer. Bro. Fleming was active in many scientific, honor and fraternal societies, including Omicron Kappa Upsilon; Sigma Xi; and the Elks. He was a fellow of the International College of Dentists and active in the NAACP. Besides his father, Dr. Fleming, he leaves a sister, Miss Dorothy Fleming, of New York City; a son, Harold S. Fleming, Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. A n nie S. Klein and Miss Norene Fleming, and three grandsons, all of New York City. Services were held at the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel of Howard University. Additional services and burial were at New Haven.
by Bro. J. A. Shelton
Bro. William Leo Gatewood, son of the late Harvey and Bessie Gatewood, BRO. ASHLEY DUANE MANNING was born in Elkhorn, W. Va., where by his early childhood was spent. He d e Bro. John T. Brown parted this life Wednesday, December 25, 1963. Bro. Ashley D. Manning, an outstandHe completed his high school and ing civic leader of Hampton Virginia, college training at West Virginia State died recently in the Kecoughtan Vet- College and did graduate study at Marerans Hospital, Hampton Virginia, af- shall University, Huntington, W. Va. ter a lingering illness. He lived at 304 His first experience in his chosen popular Ave., Hampton, Va. field carried him to Kentucky where he taught for a year. He returned to West Bro. Manning was born J a n u a r y 2, Virginia where he worked for thirty1894 in South Orange, N. J. He moved three years. at an early age to Granite in ChesterHe joined the faculty of Gary Disfield County, Va. and was graduated trict High School in 1930 as instructor from Virginia Union University, in of Industrial Arts. After rendering in1919. He entered the U. S. Armed valuable service in this area, he was Service and after being honorably dis- assigned to teach Methods of Exact charged, moved to the Virginia Lower Thinking, and appointed Treasurer and Peninsula and served first with South- Assistant to the Principal, Three years ern Aid Society and later, until his ago, he was transferred to the Prunty retirement in 1959, with N. C. Mutual Trade School as instructor of Cabinet Life Insurance Co. He was a member Making. of the Citizens Organization of H a m p During his tenure in these schools, he ton, Va., The New Hampton Club, was found to be ambitious, congenial, member of the Board of Directors of efficient, industrious, patient, kind, loythe King Street Community Center, al, and very co-operative. He posSecretary of the Bachelor Benedict sessed a genuine interest in the develClub of Hampton and a member of opment of the whole child, and gave Zeta Lambda, Newport News, Va. freely of his time, energy, and talents toward those with whom he came We the Brothers of Zeta Lambda in contact to the maximum of their afeel that our lives have been greatly bilities. enriched because Bro. Manning lived In 1934 he was married to Gertrude Howard of Elbert, W. Va. To the union was born a daughter, Wilhelma. He was a member of the Metropolitan Methodist Church, Gary, where he served for a number of years as the chairman of the Board of Trustees. He also belonged to the Euclid Lodge No. 18 F. and A. M., The National Educational Association, The Classroom Teachers Association, The West Virginia Education Association, the McDowell County Education Association, and Alpha Zeta Lambda, Bluefield, W. Va. Bro. Bro. Bro. Harold S. Ashley D. Wm. Leo He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fleming Manning Gatewood Gertrude Gatewood; daghter, Mrs. Wiland worked with us. Many a young . helma Cooper, granddaughter, Juanita; boy and girl was helped to further two sisters, Mrs. Joanna Eldridge and his or her education by the encourag- Katherine Gatewood; two brothers, ing words and deeds of Bro. Manning. Denzil and Russell of Washington, D. Many a man and woman, even famil- C , and several nieces and nephews. ies can recall witb grateful hearts his beneficence to them. It is by all these - the length, the height, the breadth, Memorial services were held at Bro. the depth of sincerity, understanding O. H. Smith Funeral home, Newport service and devotion that a life is meas- News, Va., followed by burial in the ured. These are the threads which, Hampton National cemetery. Bro. Manwoven securely and tenderly, create ning is survived by his wife, Mrs. a tapestry of life, handsome to behold. Maudestine D. Manning of Hampton.
A L P H A PHI A L P H A FRATERNITY. INC. D I R E C T O R Y F O R T H E YEAR 1964 J E W E L H E N R Y A. CALLIS, 2306 E S T R E E T . N. E. . W A S H I N G T O N 2, D. C. G e n e r a l P r e s i d e n t - B r o . T. W i n s t o n Cole . _ Wiley College, M a r s h a l l , T e x a s G e n e r a l S e c r e t a r y - B r o . L a u r e n c e T. Y o u n g 4432 S o u t h P a r k w a y , Chicago, 111. E d i t o r - " T h e S p h i n x " - B r o . C. A n d e r s o n D a v i s B o x 1420, Bluefield, W. Va. G e n e r a l T r e a s u r e r - B r o . M e r e d i t h G. F e r g u s o n 345-4th Ave., N o r t h , Nashville, T e n n . G e n e r a l C o u n s e l - B r o . J a m e s H. M c G e e 10 S. S u m m i t St., D a y t o n , Ohio Dir. of E d u c a t i o n a l A c t i v i t i e s - B r o . O s c a r W. R i t c h i e 4778 L a k e w o o d Road, R a v e n n a , Ohio VICE P R E S I D E N T S 11 W a y n e St., D o r c h e s t e r , Mass. E a s t e r n - B r o . F r a n k W. M o r r i s 10611 P a s a d e n a Ave., C l e v e l a n d , Ohio M i d w e s t e r n - B r o . E l m e r C. Collins — _ No. 8 10th Ave., N. B i r m i n g h a m , A l a . S o u t h e r n - B r o . W. W e s l e y W h e t s t o n e _ W e s t e r n - B r o . G r a n d v e l A. J a c k s o n 257 K e n s i n g t o n W a y . S a n F r a n c i s c o , California S o u t h w e s t e r n - B r o . J a c o b T. S t e w a r t P . O. B o x 365, G r a m b l i n g , L o u i s i a n a A S S I S T A N T VICE P R E S I D E N T S E a s t e r n - B r o . N o l a n N. A t k i n s o n . J r 337 Beacon St., Boston 16, Midwestern - Bro. Floyd Shepherd 263 Silver St., A k r o n , Southern - Bro. David Andrew Dowdy A & T College (Cooper Hall) G r e e n s b o r o , Southwestern - Bro. John Ronald Watson Langston University, Langston, Western - Bro. Wallace Walker _ 11169 S. M o n i t o r Ave., Los A n g e l e s 59,
UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS 1. A L P H A (Cornell Univ.) G. A l e x G a r v i n . 401 W. S t a t e St., I t h a c a . N e w Y o r k 2. BETA ( H o w a r d Univ.) O s c a r J a c k Cole. Jr., 1800 N e w H a m p s h i r e Ave., N. W., W a s h i n g t o n , D. C. 3. G A M M A (Virginia U n i o n Univ.) C h a n n i n g D. S m i t h , K i n g s l e y Hall, Va. Union Univ., R i c h m o n d , Virginia 4. D E L T A - I r a T o l b e r t H u s t o n - T i l l1o t s o n College 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
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STANDING COMMITTEES (Chairmen) E d u c a t i o n a l F o u n d a t i o n - B r o . Oscar W. R i t c h i e 4778 L a k e w o o d Road, R a v e n n a . Ohio Budget and Finance - Bro. Kermit J. Hall 100 F a i r v i e w Ave.. Y e a d o n , P e n n a . Election - B r o . L e R o y P a t r i c k _ __ 233 M a y f l o w e r St., P i t t s b u r g h , P e n n a . S t a n d a r d s a n d E x t e n s i o n - B r o . E d w a r d T. A d d i s o n 2217 10th Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. H o u s i n g - B r o . William M. A l e x a n d e r 4272 W a s h i n g t o n St., St. Louis, Mo. Historical C o m m i s s i o n - B r o . C h a r l e s H. Wesley C e n t r a l S t a t e College, W i l b e r f o r c e , Ohio CONVENTION COMMITTEES (Chairmen) Rules a n d C r e d e n t i a l s - B r o . E r n e s t N . M o r i a l 1821 O r l e a n s Ave., N e w O r l e a n s , La. R e c o m m e n d a t i o n s - B r o . L a w r e n c e S. L a c k e y 2225 W. Boston, Detroit, Mich. A c h i e v e m e n t s a n d A w a r d s - B r o . Taliaffero W. H a r r i s 326 G r e e n w o o d , Tulsa, Okla. C o n s t i t u t i o n a l A m e n d m e n t s - B r o . J o h n D. B u c k n e r 4246 W. N. M a r k e t St., St. Louis, Mo, T i m e a n d P l a c e - B r o . B r e n t T. P e n d l e t o n 1301 S h e p h e r d L a n e , C i n c i n n a t i , Ohio G r i e v a n c e a n d Discipline - B r o . A. Maceo Hill 1769 Clifton Ave., C o l u m b u s , Ohio R e s o l u t i o n s - B r o . C h a r l e s W. G r e e n e 1389 Mozley P l a c e , SW, A t l a n t a , G a . REGIONAL DIRECTORS Eastern Region Massachusetts - Bro. J a m e s Howard 105 G r e e n w o o d St.. Boston. Mass. R h o d e Island - B r o . R a l p h Allen C o n n e c t i c u t . B r o . W. D e c k e r C l a r k 66 D r y Hill Road, N o r w a l k , Conn. N e w Y o r k - B r o . M a r v i n A. Riley _ _ 2190 Madison Ave.. N e w Y a r k . N. Y. P e n n s y l v a n i a - B r o . Allan D u r r a n t _ 40 W. Spsal St.. P h i l a d e l p h i a , P a . Delaware - Bro. Frederick Franklin .. D e l a w a r e S t a t e College, Dover, Del. M a r y l a n d . W a s h i n g t o n - B r o . F r a n k J . Ellis _ 4256 E Capitol St., NE, Apt. 203. Wash.. DC Virginia - B r o . Alfred C. F e n t r e s s 715 E. P r i n c e s s A n n Rd., Norfolk. Va.
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1111 E. 19th. G a r y , I n d i a n a 10826 P a s a d e n a Ave., C l e v e l a n d , Ohio 2724 H o o v e r Ave., D a y t o n . Ohio _ 1340 W. Woodruff, Toledo, Ohio 1731 G a t y Ave., East St. Louis. Illinois 2533 W. P a s c o , K a n s a s City, Missouri ... 5344 N. 64th, M i l w a u k e e , Wisconsin _ 748 N. Nelson Road, C o l u m b u s , Ohio 680 Van B u r e n St., B a t t l e C r e e k . Mich 4728 D r e x e l Blvd.. Chicago, Illinois — 4325 A s h l a n d Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 3927 A m h e r s t St.. Des Moines. I o w a 697 G r e e n w o o d Ave.. C i n c i n n a t i . Ohio K e n t u c k y S t a t e College, F r a n k f o r t , K e n t u c k y 4247 Boston Ave.. Detroit, Mich _
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E P S I L O N (Univ. of Michigan) J a m e s E d w . M a r s h a l l , 312 T h a y e r , A n n A r b o r . Michigan Z E T A (Yale U n i v e r s i t y ) I n a c t i v e ETA (N. Y. University) H e r m a n A. W a s h i n g t o n , 85 M a n h a t t a n A v e n u e , Roosevelt, L o n g Island, N e w York T H E T A (Univ. of Chicago) S t e p h e n L. C a r t e r , 8053 C h a m p l a i n A v e n u e , Chicago. Illinois IOTA - W a l t e r K i m b r o u g h , M o r r i s B r o w n College, A t l a n t a 14, G e o r g i a K A P P A (Ohio S t a t e Univ.) G r a d y Lee P e t t i g r e w , 58 W. 10th Ave., C o l u m b u s . O MU - Carl Eller T e r r i t o r i a l Hall U n i v e r s i t y of M i n n e s o t a M i n n e a p o l i s 14. M i n n e s o t a NU - Alonzo E d m i n s t o n Box 308 - Lincoln U n i v e r s i t y Lincoln U n i v e r s i t y , P e n n a . XI - Melvin E. Williams, Wilberforce Univ.. Wilberforce. Ohio OMICRON - Ross E. G r e e n (Univ. of P i t t s b u r g h ) 558 Rosedale St.. P i t t s b u r g h 21. P a . P I - J e s s e B. B u t t s , 10511 Elgin S t r e e t , (Western R e s e r v e Univ.) Cleveland. O. RHO (Univ of P e n n s y l v a n i a ) Elbert C. Wisner. 1643 G r a n g e S t r e e t , Phila.. Pa. SIGMA ( H a r v a r d Univ.) Nolan N. A t k i n s o n . 337 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. T A U (Univ. of Illinois) R o b e r t N o r w o o d . 323 Weston H o u s e MRH, C h a m p a i g n . 111. U P S I L O N (Univ. of K a n s a s ) G e o r g e G. Buford, 1014 Mississippi St., L a w r e n c e , Kansas. P H I (Univ. of Ohio) K e n n e t h B. C a r e v . No. 6 C h u r c h St., A t h e n s , Ohio CHI ( M e h a r r y Medical College) H a r o l d W. J o r d a n , M e h a r r y Medical C e n t e r . Nashville, T e n n . P S I (Univ. of P e n n . et al) J o s e p h B r u m s k i l l , 242 S. 57th St., Phila.. Pa. A L P H A A L P H A (Univ. of Cincinnati) O n n i e R. M a r t i n . 5764 B e l m o n t A v e n u e , C i n c i n n a t i . Ohio ALPHA BETA - Alexander Curry. T a l l a d e g a College, T a l l a d e g a . A l a b a m a A L P H A G A M M A - Ralph A. Allen. 846-48 W e s t m i n i s t e r St., P r o v i d e n c e . R. I. A L P H A D E L T A (Univ. of S o u t h e r n California) W a l l a c e W a l k e r . 111R9 S M o n i t o r Ave.. Los Aneeles. C^lif. A L P H A E P S I L O N - J o h n n v F. Cooke. 4020 L u s k St.. O a k l a n d 8, Calif. A L P H A ZETA (West Va. S t a t e College) .Tames P e r k i n s , 304-A P r i l l e r m a n Hall. I n s t i t u t e . West Virginia A L P H A ETA ' W a s h i n g t o n U n i v e r s i t y ) A L P H A T H E T A (Inactive) I o w a City, Iowa A L P H A IOTA - D o n a l d W. Wilson. 3062 B e l l a i r e S t r e e t , D e n v e r 7. Colo. A L P H A K A P P A (Springfield Mass) (Inactive) A L P H A MU ( N o r t h w e s t e r n U n i v e r s i t y ) T h o m a s M. H a r d i n g . 1717 G r e e n w o o d A v e n u e . E v a n s t o n . 111. A L P H A NU (Inactive) Des Moins. Iowa A L P H A X I (Inactive) S e a t t l e , Wash. A L P H A OMICRON J o h n s o n C. S m i t h Univ.) Leon V a n d e r h a l l . Box 209. C h a r l o t t e . N o r t h Carolina A L P H A P I (Inactive) Louisville, K y . A L P H A R H O - Dezra W h i t e M o r e h o u s e College A t l a n t a 14. Georgia A L P H A SIGMA - R o b e r t A. Davis* Wiley College - Coe Hall Marshall. Texas A L P H A TAU . Willie L. G r a y , B o x 32, (Univ. of A k r o n ) A k r o n , Ohio A L P H A U P S I L O N - J o s e p h W. A n d e r s o n 1121 W. Canfield D e t r o i t 1. Mich. ALPHA PHI - George Smith C l a r k College A t l a n t a 14, G a . A L P H A CHI (Fisk U n i v e r s i t y ) R o b e r t F Moore. Box 348 Fisk Univ., Nashville. Tennessee ALPHA PSI - James Tippin 213 T u l l Hall Lincoln U n i v e r s i t y Jefferson City, Mo. B E T A A L P H A (Morgan College) D e n n i s F i s h e r , M o r g a n S t a t e College, Baltimore. Maryland B E T A B E T A (Inactive) O m a h a , N e b . B E T A GAMMA (Va. S t a t e College) C h a r l i e L. B r o w n . Virginia S t a t e College, P e t e r s b u r g , Va.
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BETA BETA LAMBDA Edward C. McCray 3300 Hibiscus Street Miami 33, Florida . _ BETA GAMMA LAMBDA - C. A. P e n nington, 2919 Burton Ave. Richmond. Va BETA DELTA LAMBDA - Ernest C. Cook. 454 N. Jefferson St.. Daytona Beach, Florida . _ » . « . BETA EPSILON LAMBDA - L. G. A s h ley P. O. B o x 247. B o l e y . Oklahoma BETA ZETA LAMBDA - Cyrus B. Taylor, 805 E. Dunklin St., Jeff. City, Mo. BETA ETA LAMBDA - Hugh W. Sharp, 2212 N.E. 26th St., Oklahoma City, Okla. BETA THETA LAMBDA A. J. H. Clement, III P. O. B o x 201 Durham, North Carolina BETA IOTA LAMBDA James J. Prestage S U. P. O. B o x 9222 Baton Rouge 13. Louisiana BETA K A P P A LAMBDA - Frank Miller, 150 Nesbitt Ave., North Charleston, S. C. BETA MU LAMBDA (Inactive) Salisbury, North Carolina BETA NU LAMBDA - John A. Davis, 2518 LaSalle Street. Charlotte 8, N. C. BETA XI LAMBDA - Alfred B. Grice, 2219 Spencer St., Omaha, Nebraska BETA OMICRON LAMBDA - Samuel T. Calloway. 224 Chicago St. Pritchard, Ala. BETA PI LAMBDA - George A. Poyer, 2 First Street, Albany 10. N e w York BETA RHO LAMBDA - Andrew J. Brown, 24 N. Hine St.. Youngstown, O. BETA SIGMA LAMBDA - Lewis J. Wallace, 216 Ch'pm'n St., N e w Britain, Conn. BETA TAU LAMBDA - Clyde R. Broadus, 2200 Evans Ave.. Fort Worth 4. Texas BETA UPSILON LAMBDA Herman Stone, Jr. 841 Lane Avenue. Jackson Tennessee BETA PHI LAMBDA - E. Gunnar Miller 1522 Cloverdale Drive, Savannah. Ga. BETA CHI LAMBDA - Harry M. Hodges, 808 Fondulac St., Muskogee, Oklahoma BETA PSI LAMBDA - Jesse H. Sterling. 3507 Knollcrest Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. GAMMA ALPHA LAMBDA Stephen D. Waters. 316 - 8th St., N. W. Charlottesville, Virginia GAMMA BETA LAMBDA. Arnold W. Wright, Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Kentucky . GAMMA GAMMA LAMBDA - Luke H. Chatman, P. O. B o x 1311. Greenville. S^C. GAMMA DELTA LAMBDA - Martin K. Austin. 1213 S. Fayette Street, Beckley, West Virginia GAMMA EPSILON LAMBDA Philip C. Brooks. Jr. 312 E. 4th St.. Hopkinsville, Kentucky GAMMA ZETA LAMBDA - Roland J. Yates, 3911 - 34th St., Tampa, Florida GAMMA ETA LAMBDA - Dr. Malvern L Ore 1902 E. 11th St., Austin, T e x a s GAMMA THETA LAMBDA Richard Davis _ , 834 W 7th St., Wilimington, Delaware GAMMA IOTA LAMBDA - Thomas E. Mason. 1622 President St. Brooklyn, N e w York GAMMA K A P P A LAMBDA - B. T. Washington, 1417 Queen Street Wilmington, North Carolina GAMMA MU LAMBDA Theodore B. Cooper, B o x 188 FAMU, Tallahassee. Florida GAMMA NU LAMBDA - Lawrence A. Ferguson, 1401 Taylor St. Lynchburg, Va. GAMMA XI LAMBDA, Charles F. Mchols, 4812 LaKeview, Minneapolis. Minnesota GAMMA OMICRON LAMBDA David W. Sellers 427 Robinson Ave., Albany. Georgia GAMMA PI LAMBDA - Frank Windom. Jr., 3215 A v e n u e M',4. Galveston, T e x a s GAMMA RHO LAMBDA - Rogers E. Randall, 2750 W. 12th Ave., Gary, Ind. GAMMA SIGMA LAMBDA Dr. Odess E. Hicks State Col.. Box 173. Fort Valley. Ga. GAMMA TAU LAMBDA - T. L. Inghram, 106 John Street, Orange, Texas GAMMA UPSILON LAMBDA Herman L. Totten 801 Barney St., Marshall, Texas GAMMA PHI LAMBDA Roy C. Carter. 6128 Jordan A v e n u e . El Cerrito, California GAMMA CHI LAMBDA - Thaddeus Brown, 650 Banks, San Francisco, Calif. GAMMA PSI LAMBDA. Charles B. BoWen. 40 Magnolia. Asheville. N. C. DELTA ALPHA LAMBDA - William F. Young, 3329 E. 139th St., Cleveland. Ohio DELTA BETA LAMBDA - Judson H. Furlow, 14 Whipple Drive. Hampton, Va. DELTA GAMMA LAMBDA - E. Leon Robinson. 1917 Crane A v e n u e Cincinnati 29, Ohio
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DELTA DELTA L A M B D A - St. Elmo A Greaux, 638 - 6 St., W. Palm Beach, Fla DELTA EPSILON LAMBDA Elliott McKlnney 1914 Market Ave., East St. Louis. 111. DELTA ZETA LAMBDA - Henry L. Robinson, South Carolina, S. C , Orangeburg, S. C. DELTA ETA LAMBDA - P. A. T o w n send. 416 Kansas Avenue, Topeka. Kan. DELTA THETA L A M B D A William M. Clarke 3803 Eton Road. N. E., Huntsville, Ala. DELTA IOTA LAMBDA - Lorenzo R. Manns, 1280 Bedford Ave., Columbus Ga DELTA K A P P A LAMBDA Gerard A. Anderson, 305 Athens St., Florence, S C DELTA MU LAMBDA, Dr. Wallace J. Haddon, 616 Main Ave., Passaiac N J DELTA NU LAMBDA - J a m e s Lewis.' 601 Locust Lane. Danville, Virginia GEN. ORGANIZATION-CHICAGO, ILL. (National Headquarters) DELTA XI LAMBDA - Cecil W. Boston P. O. B o x 5531, Orlando, Florida DELTA OMICRON LAMBDA - Bobby G Crossling. B o x 395. Princess Anne, Md DELTA PI LAMBDA - John D. Taylor 1905 St. Phillips St., Selma, Ala. DELTA RHO LAMBDA Roger C. Stiles, Jr., 403 Fargo A v e n u e . San Antonio. Texas DELTA SIGMA LAMBDA J. F. McClellan - P. O. B o x No. 51 A. M. and N. College Pine Bluff. Ark DELTA TAU LAMBDA Curtis O. Greenfield 345 West Windsor, P h o e n i x 3. Arizona DELTA UPSILON LAMBDA - James C Leary. 2961 Looney St., Shrevesport, La. DELTA PHI LAMBDA Ernest Palmnre 1911 - 26th Avenue, Tuscaloosa. Alabama DELTA CHI LAMBDA - Hoyt H Harper 5344 N. 64th St., Milwaukee. Wisconsin ' DELTA PSI LAMBDA - Harry T Waters 3560 Steele. Denver 5. Colorado EPSILON ALPHA LAMBDA - I. C Dugas. 1804 West Robbins. Tyler Texas EPSILON BETA LAMBDA - Lawton C Thomas. 1282 Kitchen Street, Macon Ga EPSILON GAMMA LAMBDA Robert O. Phillipps 12 Seaver St.. Boston 21, Mass. EPSILON DELTA LAMBDA - J a m e s O Hanson. Ta'larfpoa Col.. Talladega Ala EPSILON EPSILON LAMBDA Rhubert L. Ewine, Jr. 2024 S. 10th St., Waco. T e x a s EPSILON ZETA LAMBDA - Carl Deiz 9340 N. Portsmouth Ave.. Portland Ore EPSILON ETA LAMBDA - Simon S Thomas. P. O. B o x 365. Lilbourn. Mo EPSILON THETA LAMBDA - Walter N. H. Robinson. Church Street. Hamilton, Bermuda EPSILON IOTA LAMBDA - Benjamin L. Davis. 311 St. James Ave., Suffolk, Va. EPSILON K A P P A LAMBDA - Jacob T Stewart. P. O. B o x 365. Grambling. La EPSILON MU LAMBDA - Lawrence M Soott R09 E Bnain=Trt St., Penascola.Fla EPSILON NU LAMBDA - John F. Bailey 203 D i x i e Avenue, Portsmouth, Va EPSILON XI L A M B D A - B. H. Cooper P. O. Box 1000. Clarksdale. Miss. EPSILON OMICRON LAMBDA - David L. Moseley. Rt. 2. B o x 1-A. Boydton Va EPSILON PI LAMBDA - William E Jackson, 1226 W. 4th St., Ocala Fla EPSILON RHO LAMBDA - William Edward Murphy, P. O. Box, 1098, Fayetteville, North Carolina EPSILON SIGMA LAMBDA (Inactive) Tarboro, North Carolina EPSILON TAU LAMBDA. Dr. G. R Woolfolk, (Prairie View A & M College) Texas EPSILON UPSILON LAMBDA - Eugene Grice. 914 E. 8th St.. Flint, Michigan EPSILON PHI LAMBDA - Haywood L Young, 1108 Marian Anderson, Port Arthur. Texas EPSILON CHI LAMBDA - DeMint Frazier Walker, B o x 106, Edenton, N. C. EPSILON PSI LAMBDA - George W Thompson. 2417 N.Y. Ave.,Alexandria,La. ZETA ALPHA LAMBDA - Ellis H. Mil- ' ler, 423 NW, 19 Ave., Ft. Lauderdale,Fla ZETA BETA LAMBDA - William S. Hight, 1317 X St. No. 3. Sacramento, Cal. ZETA GAMMA LAMBDA - James A Ewery, 1313 NE, 13 St.. Okla City, Okla. ZETA DELTA LAMBDA - Clarence H Harmon, 724 S. P l u m St., Springfield, O. ZETA EPSILON LAMBDA - Wm. Pulley 195 South Bridge Ave., Red Bank, N. J. ZETA ZETA LAMBDA Thomas N. Coleman, 114-52 - 180th St.. St. Albans. N. Y. ZETA ETA LAMBDA - W. G. K e y e s 1504 Beaufort St., N e w Bern, N. C. ZETA THETA LAMBDA James P. Watson 60 Locust St., Bresseler, Penna.
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ZETA IOTA LAMBDA, Simeon P. Moss. 453 Walnut Lane. Princeton, N. J. ZETA K A P P A LAMBDA Dr. L e w i s A. J a m e s 678 - 26th St.. Des Moines, Iowa ZETA MU LAMBDA - James N. Crawford. 438 Washington St., Biloxi, Miss. ZETA NU LAMBDA - J Maurice Hicks 916 Oak St., Roselle. N e w Jersey ZETA XI LAMBDA - Louis S. Moseley 2033 Darrow Ave., Evanston, Illinois ZETA OMICRON LAMBDA - Dr. Wm. E. Junius, 1521 N 8th St., Philadelphia, Pa. ZETA PI LAMBDA - Fred Haynes 300 - 29th A v e n u e East, Seattle 2, Wash. ZETA RHO LAMBDA - Ulyses L. Oliver Wm. Henry Hi Sch., Dover, Dela. ZETA SIGMA LAMBDA - Rbt. L. Matthews. 4931 Dassco Ct„ San Diego, Calif. ZETA TAU LAMBDA John A. Fitzpatrick 1905 N.W., 18th St, Amarillo, Texas ZETA UPSILON LAMBDA (Inactive) South Boston, Virginia ZETA PHI LAMBDA Clifford Barton. 42 Stonecrop Road Norwalk. Connecticut ZETA CHI LAMBDA - Bringier H. Barker, P. O. B o x 233, Franklinton, La. ZETA PSI LAMBDA - Melvin L. Guice. 1808 Theriot St., Lake Charles, La. ETA ALPHA LAMBDA - Geo. D. F. Conquest. 197 Starr St. N e w Haven.Conn. ETA BETA LAMBDA - Johnnie McCray, Jr.. 1852 N. Green, Wichita, Kansas ETA GAMMA LAMBDA - John J. M i u t o n . B o x 3081. Lafayette, La. ETA DELTA LAMBDA - Oris V. Gary. P. O. B o x 457. Monroe, Louisiana ETA EPSILON LAMBDA - David N. Howell. P. O. B o x 147, YMCA, Monrovia. Liberia ETA ZETA LAMBDA - Arnold C. Baker 16 Nursery Lane. Rye. N e w York ETA ETA LAMBDA - Lawrence E. Knight. Rt. 3, Box 303, Arundel-on-theBay, 'Annapolis, Maryland ETA THETA LAMBDA - Calvin C. Cobb. 20 Genoa St.. North Babylon, N e w York ETA IOTA LAMBDA - David H. Nunnally, 185 N. Rockspring St., Athens, Ga. ETA K A P P A LAMBDA - Chas. E. Todd, Jr.. 1408 "G" Terrace. Fort Pierce. Fla. ETA MU LAMBDA - Joel C. Marble, 407 Belvadere Circle, Kings Mt., N. C. ETA NU LAMBDA - Timothy H. Johnson. 164 Ottawa. SW Grand Rapids. Mich. ETA XI LAMBDA - Jack E. Jones, 822 Carver, Lawton, Oklahoma ETA OMICRON LAMBDA - Prinnice R. Hough. 1109 Flint Hill St., Rock Hill.S.C. ETA PI LAMBDA - C M f n d W. Prince 742 N. Raymond Avenue. Pasadena. Cal. ETA RHO LAMBDA - Wm. H. Wortham 269 Fairport Road. E. Rochester, N. Y. ETA SIGMA LAMBDA - John W. Hargis 2262 Addison Ave.. Palo Alto. Calif. ETA TAU LAMBDA - David J. Wilson. 1079 Cadillac Blvd.. Akron, Ohio ETA UPSILON LAMBDA - Weldon E. Elbert. 321 Carver. Odessa. Texas ETA PHI LAMBDA - Wm. L. Edwards, 2221 N. 15th Ave.. Columbus, Miss. ETA CHI LAMBDA Walter C. Blount. Jr. 13 Edgewood Circle. Orangeburg, N. Y. ETA PSI LAMBDA - Morgan Maxwell. Jr.. 219 West Speedway. Tucson, Ariz. THETA ALPHA LAMBDA - J o h n n y Rigby. Prin., James L. Caine, Elementary School. 1717 East Broad Street. Gadsden, Alabama THETA BETA LAMBDA - John Clarence Bee, 1911 Va. Ave.. Richmond. Cal. THETA GAMMA LAMBDA - Conrad L. N e w m a n . P. O. Box 203. Newville, Ala. THETA DELTA LAMBDA Robbin E. L. Washincton 3809 Alameda Ave.. El Paso. Texas THETA EPSILON LAMBDA Charles W. Turnbull 20 Hodges Street Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas. Virgin Islands THETA ZETA LAMBDA John L. Ragland - 731-33 N. Main Street A n n Arbor. Michigan THETA ETA LAMBDA Dr. Fred J. Wimbish. 3217 - 15th .Aven'ie Sn„ St. Petersburg, Fla. THETA THETA LAMBDA Lt. James Williams, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 73rd Artillery, APO 165, N e w York, N. Y. (Germany) THETA IOTA LAMBDA. William Jones. 144 Suffolk Street. Springfield. Mass. THETA K A P P A LAMBDA. William R. Powell. 2902 Ute Ave., Lubbock, Texas THETA MU LAMBDA. David F. Walton. 1204 California Ave., Joliet, Illinois THETA NU LAMBDA. Frank R. Lewis. 130 Brenda Blvd.. LaGrange, Georgia OMICRON LAMBDA ALPHA Elmer L. Green - P. O. B o x No. 333 Howard University. Washington 1. D.C. OMICRON LAMBDA BETA. Univ. Illinois. Champaign, 111. (Inactive)
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Negro History Week Celebration. Golden Jubilee of The Sphinx. To Make Wisdom Possible. Tomorrow Is Yesterday.
Published on Feb 3, 2012
Negro History Week Celebration. Golden Jubilee of The Sphinx. To Make Wisdom Possible. Tomorrow Is Yesterday.