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VOL. 57

NO. 3

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER, 1971

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

BRIGADIER GENERAL ROSCOE C. CARTWRIGHT


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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. National Headquarters / 4432 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive / Chicago, Illinois

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. DIRECTORY FOR 1970-1971 Jewel

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Officers General President — Ernest N. Morial 1821 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans La General Treasurer — Leven C. Weiss 4676 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Michigan % Comptroller — Isidor J . LaMothe, Jr 1407 University Avenue, Marshall, Texas General Counsel — Barton W. Morris 2800 Guardian Bldg., 500 Griswold, Detroit Mich Editor, "The Sphinx" — J . Herbert King 4728 Drexel Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois Executive Secretary — Laurence T. Young — 4432 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois

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Vice Presidents • - E a s t e r n — W. Decker • • M i d w e s t e r n — James Southern — Bennie J . Southwestern — Ozell Western — Thadeaus

Clarke Ft. Williams Harris Sutton H. Hobbs

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Assistant Vice Presidents Eastern — LeRue D. Myers Midwestern — Eugene Shelton, Southern — Howard Glenn Southwestern — Delbert O. DeWitty Western — Fritzic Allen

Contributing Editors Malvin R. Goode, Martin L. Harvey, Eddie L. Madison, Frank L. Stanley, Sr., L. H. Stanton, Charles Wesley, Randolph White, O. Wilson Winters, Laurence T. Young. Editorial Advisory Committee Malvin R. Goode, Marshall Harris, John H. Johnson, Moss H. Kendrix, Belford V. Lawson, Samuel A. Madden, J. E. Martin, Lionel H. Newsom, Gus T. Ridgel.

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Committee Chairmen Committee on Standards & Extension — Leonard R. Ballou

Box 19, State U., Elizabeth City, N. C. 27909 ——•Committee on Housing & Building Foundation William M. Alexander « 2 . i W&shinotoii Blvd., St. Louis. Missouri 63108 Historical Commission — Charles H. Wesley 1824 Taylor Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20018 Committee on Publications — Moses General Miles Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Florida 3230"? Committee on Awards & Achievement — Arnold W. Wright, Sr 311 Cold Harbor Drive. Frankfort, Kentucky 30601 Committee on Rules and Credentials — Andrew J . Lewis, II 2861 Engle Road. N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30318 Director-Education Foundation — Thomas D. Pawley, III 1014 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

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The Sphinx is the official magazine of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 4432 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, III., with editorial offices at 4728 Drexel Blvd., Chicago, III. 60615. Published four times a year: February, May, October and December. Address all editorial mail to 4728 Drexel Blvd., Chicago, III. 60615. Change of Address: Send both addresses to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 4432 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, III. Manuscripts or art submitted to The Sphinx should be accompanied by addressed envelopes and return postage. Editor assumes no responsibility for return of unsolicited manuscripts or art. Opinions expressed in columns and articles do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and use of any person's name in fiction, semi-fiction articles or humorous features is to be regarded as a coincidence and not as the responsibility of The Sphinx. It is never done knowingly. Copyright 1970 by The Sphinx, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Reproduction or use, without written permission, of the editorial or pictorial content in any manner is prohibited.

New Jersey — Bro. Leon Sweeny Maryland — Bro. Charles P. Howard, Jr Connecticut — Bro. Otha N. Brown, Jr New York — Bro. Clarence Jacobs Pennsylvania — Bro. Frank E. Devine Virginia — Bro. Talmage Tabb Massachusetts — Bro. James Howard Rhode Island — Bro. Ralph Allen

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M i d w e s t e r n Region Northern Indiana — Bro. William J . Bolden 3157 West 19th Avenue, Gary, Indiana Northwest Ohio — Bro. Robert Stubbleford 1340 West Woodruff, Toledo, Ohio Northeastern Ohio — Bro. Curtis Washington 889 Hartford, Akron, Ohio Central Ohio — Bro. Oliver Sumlin 2427 Hoover Avenue, Dayton, Ohio West Missouri-Kansas — Bro. Jimmie L. Buford 2645 Lorkridge Avenue, Kansas Ciity, Mo. Eastern Missouri —• Bro. Clifton Bailey 3338A Aubert Avenue, St. Louis 15. Mo. Northern Michigan — Bro. W. Wilberforce Plummer... 654 Wealthy Street, N. E., Grand Rapids, Mich. West Michigan — Bro. William Boards. Jr 680 W. Van Buren Street, Battle Creek, Mich. Southern Michigan — Bro. Robert J. Chillison, II 16155 Normandy, Detroit, Michigan Southwest Ohio — Bro. Holloway Sells 699 N. Crescent Avenue, Cincinnati. Ohio Iowa — Bro. Everett A. Mays 701 Hull Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50316 Southern Illinois — Bro. Harold Thomas 1731 Gaty Avenue. East St. Louis. Illinois Kentucky — Bro. Waverly B. Johnson 1306 Cecil Avenue, Louisville. Kentucky Wisconsin — Bro. Hoyt Harper 5344 N. 64th. Milwaukee, Wis Central Missouri — Bro. Nathaniel R. Goldston, III Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101 West Virginia — Bro. J. A. Shelton Post Office Box, 314 Welch, West Va Southern Indiana — Bro. Theodore Randal! 3810 Rockwood Avenue, Indianapolis. Indiana Nebraska Bro. Thomas A. Phillips 3116 North 16th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68110 Oklahoma — Bro. Vernon L. Foshee . Louisiana — Bro. Chas. H. Finley Arkansas — Bro. T. E. Patterson Texas — Bro. Reby Cary Texas — Bro. v;c:or Smith Arkansas — Bro. M. L. Fridia Arkansas — Bro. George Howard At-Large — Bro. Paul Smith

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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. THERE GOES AN ALPHA MAN There goes a man of high impulse Of princely mien and grace There goes a man of humble faith A credit to his race There goes a man of conscience vast with will to reach his goal There goes a man of lordly rank Of heroes' stock and soul— There goes a man of noble caste Whom hardship cannot break There goes a man in merit clad Whom duty won't forsake There goes a man in cultured verse Who holds a sportsman's creed There goes a man too vigilant To bow to lust or greed There goes a man whose life is spent in service not in scorn There goes a man whose majesty Shines like a May time

There goes a man who is a friend To love and duty truth There goes a man to help uplift The lives of wholesome youth There goes a man with industry and faith at his command. There goes the best man in and out For he fa «n Alpha Man.

Volume 57

Number 3

Oct.-Nov. 1971

J. HERBERT KING Editor-in-Chief 4728 DREXEL BOULEVARD CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60615

CONTENTS The General President Speaks Public Policy Statement Golden Anniversary — Theta Lambda Chapter Alpha Workshop Ghettos, Black Folks and Change Convention Highlights Talented Tenth Adds Culture Muhammed Ah Morehouse College Cites Brother C. W. Greene Education Foundation News Opportunities In Research "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" "Alpha's Role In Black Identity" General President Nominees COVER — Brigadier General Roscoe C. Cartwright Brother Cartwright began his brilliant career at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant from Artillery Officers' Candidate School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His serve from that of Battery Executive Oficer at Fort Hauchuca, Arizona in 1945, to the 679th Tank Destroyer Battalion in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations and back to Fort Benning, Georgia exemplified his role as a leader in the armed forces. In the Far East Command, he was Liason Officer for the 999th Armored Field Artillery. He later served as Assistant PSMT at West Virginia State College. Brother Cartwright was awarded the following decorations: Bronze Star (Two Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (One Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (One Oak Leaf Cluster); Air Medal (Two Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal; Croce di Merito di Guerra; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with a Silver Star and the Armed forces Honor Medal 1st Class, in Vietnam. Brother Cartwright attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Command and General Staff College. He also attended Kansas State College, West Virginia State College, San Francisco State College and earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration at the University of Missouri. Prior to his promotion to Brigadier General, he was Chief of Budget Manpower for Forces Directorate at the Pentagon. Today, there goes an ALPHA MAN — Brigadier General Roscoe C. Cartwright, Special Assistant to Chief of Staff for Force Development.

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Higher Education

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SPEAKS.. . General P r e s i d e n t E r n e s t N. Morial

Dear Brother: Perhaps you will recall In addition to the life insurance plan approved and adopted for the membership by the Alpha Phi Alpha Board of Directors of which you have all been informed, we also have available an unusually practical and economical Hospital Money Plan. Those of you with recent experience with hospital costs know, as I do, that no single hospitalization policy is now adequate to cover the cost of illness. It is not simply desirable, but absolutely essential to supplement hospitalization policies which pay directly to the doctor and the hospital with one which pays directly to the insured. The Alpha Phi Alpha Hospital Money Plan, as you will see in the enclosed brochure, pays $30 a day for each day you or an insured member of your family is hospitalized as a result of accident or sickness for as long as one F U L L Y E A R . These benefits are doubled under certain conditions that are also described in the brochure. During the Charter Enrollment Period, which ends November 30, 1 9 7 1 , members of Alpha Phi Alpha will be guaranteed coverage regardless of age or medical history. This guarantee applies to your dependents as well as yourself. This Hospital Money Plan will even cover medical conditions contracted before the effective date of the insurance. If you should die, your spouse will be eligible to continue the policy. This is, unquestionably, a very valuable program and I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity during the period in which it is available to y o u .

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Brother James J. Prestage

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Dr. James J. Prestage, recently appointed assistant director of the Louisiana Coordinating Council for Higher Education, in assuming the presidency of Beta Iota Lambda Chapter here recently, presented a five-point program for the year and called for the cultivation of "leadership and followship" to achieve success. Conducting the installation ceremony was Dr. Huel D. Perkins, dean of the College of Arts at Southern University who spoke from the theme: "Alpha Phi Alpha: The Original Black Power Boy." Dr. Prestage, in setting down his goals for the year, said that he was expressing them in behaviorial terms because "this will enable us to take another look at the list at the end of the year and make an assessment of what we have or have not done." The specific goals set forth were: — To get 80% of all Alphas in the Baton Rouge area active in Beta Iota Lambda Chapter. — In the area of civic and political affairs, Alpha must take its rightful place as is traditional with our Fraternity. Therefore, the proposal of the goal of 100% voter registration within the ranks. (Continued on page 10)


PUBLIC POLICY STATEMENT Although our focus is on the black ghetto, we do not forget the 5,000,000 Blacks who live in rural America, sixty percent of whom live in poverty.

Past General President Newsom, Chairman

While our Nation is surpassing all other Nations of the world in space, it continues to move at snail pace in the area of human and racial relations. WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., condemns this country's involvement in the war in Southeast Asia because it is immoral, unjust, and too costly in lives and money. Furthermore, a disproportionately high percentage of Blacks have fought and died without having enjoyed the human rights themselves that they were supposed to have been protecting for others. The attention, money, and both physical and human resources now being wasted in this war must be used to eradicate the evil of racism, the major factor in all phases of substandard living in the black communities. We urge and demand the immediate withdrawal of all American armed forces and advisors from Southeast Asia. THE URBAN CRISIS For three consecutive Conventions, Alpha Phi Alpha has urged the National Government to reorder its priorities and give immediate help to economically beleaguered cities where seventy percent of the black population is concentrated. We reiterate: Recognizing the Urban Crisis as one of the most serious domestic problems, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity demands that the National Administration place it among top priority items. Our primary concern is our urban ghettoes. Our cities are in deep financial difficulties from which they can never extricate themselves through their own financial resources. The Federal Government has pre-empted the taxing power, hence, cities without reform in our tax structure can never provide the services which citizens demand with their limited income. The funds appropriated by the National Government for Model Cities, and all other programs of urban renewal, are a mere pittance as compared with urban needs. Moreover, funds appropriated by Congress which would give relief to the financial crisis of cities have been withheld by the President while the cities suffer. The black population in the ten largest cities has increased tremendously during the past two decades. The areas in these cities where Black people live have the most deteriorated housing, the oldest and most overcrowded schools, the highest rate of unemployment, the lowest median family income, the least political participation, and the highest rates of crimes to persons. Only by reordering our priorities and making a real commitment to deal with the urban crisis can there ever be any significant change in the urban condition.

UNEMPLOYMENT Our economy is witnessing one of the highest unemployment rates of the past decade. The unemployment rate among Blacks is twice as high as the national average, and in some urban ghettos it is more than twenty percent of the labor force. The Federal Government should take positive action to alleviate this demoralizing and dehumanizing burden borne by millions of our citizens. Whereas the construction industry is an area of great demand for skilled labor and whereas many craft unions exclude Blacks from entry into this job market through exclusionary, membership and/or apprenticeship provisions, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity urges the Federal Government to pursue a more vigorous policy in removing these restrictions of training and employment to Blacks, especially in those areas where construction contracts involve the use of Federal funds. EMPLOYMENT Alpha Phi Alpha urges the Federal Government to lead the way in implementing fair employment practices both in Washington, the Nation's capital, and in all of its field agencies. The present policy must be translated into action. In spite of civil rights legislation making racial discrimination in employment illegal, the Federal Government is one of the worst offenders of the Act. There is still a kind of quota system for Blacks in top G.S. grades. Too many black civil servants are still relegated to jobs that fall below G.S.%. We are aware of the fact that some Blacks are in higher G.S. positions, however, they are few in number. It is just as important that Black employees be upgraded as it is that they be hired on an equitable basis. Unemployment is as much a menace in democratic government as unfair hiring practices. Equal employment opportunity must become a reality if the Federal Government expects to (1) qualify as an equal opportunity employer, and (2) establish leadership in this area for State and local governments, and for the private sector. American business and industry are making some progress in hiring Blacks and other minorities. However, the 'instant Black" or the "necessary Negro" is still, generally, the order of the day in far too many of the Nation's business organizations. Business organizations must take the position that it is indeed good business to practice and not merely preach fair employment. There are far too few Blacks in managerial positions at policy making levels. In too many there are none. The consumer expenditures of approximately 26,000,000 in the United States are greater than the total consumer expenditures of Canada. Any group which spends in excess of forty billion dollars a year, deserves a greater share in management, production, and the sale of products. The business community, like the Federal Government, must move away from the quota system. It must see the advancement of minorities as a step toward minimizing the welfare programs that many of its members deplore. (Continued on page 4) 3


PUBLIC POLICY . . . (Continued from page 3) RACISM IN THE BROADCAST NEWS MEDIA The 40,000 members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. strongly condemn the continued denial of employment to Black reporters at the network level. The 26,000,000 Black Americans, including the 40,000 members of Alpha Phi Alpha, who, like other Americans, daily observe the newscasts, and purchase the products of their sponsors, are distraught and disappointed at the continued denial of equal employment in one this nation's most vital industries. These 40,000 Black men, representing every profession — the clergy, medicine, dentistry, law, engineering, education and business who serve in positions of civic leadership in virtually every community in America, feel strongly that the directors of the net works — Metro-Media, ABC, NBC, and CBS — have the responsibility to guarantee the door of opportunity for net work reporters be opened, without restriction, to the members of the black community. HIGHER EDUCATION Higher education is facing the greatest crisis in the history of American education. The posture of the present National Administration is support of higher education is inadequate to say the least. It is unconscionable that this Administration can recommend a budget of $68 billion for defense, spend $8 million for a jeep to drive twelve miles on the moon, but only $4 billion for education at all levels. Of this pitiful sum, all Black colleges benefit (if the term can be used) by a mere $3 million. In view of the fact that no Black college has ever been adequately financed, what this Administration recommended suggests that it has no intention of raising the quality of higher education. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity urges this Administration to make higher education one of its highest priorities and to provide adequate support which American society has every right to expect. EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINING AND CHILD CARE Much of the current educational theory has made us aware of the debilitory effects upon the learning processes of ghetto children of economic and cultural deprivation. It is further recognized that considerable help is needed if the ghetto child's potential is to be fully developed. Without this help the deficits suffered by the ghetto child become insurmountable and disastrous. If ghetto children are to enjoy full rights to participate, compete, and contribute to our society, then it is imperative that they be given an early introduction to the learning process. Many black parents, victimized by the ghetto, have not been able to acquire the academic skills necessary to help their children develop the skills required for participating in the good life. This crippling chain must be broken. To insure that minority children do not enter school with those handicaps which affect their entire learning process, it is imperative that Early Childhood Development Training Programs and Day Care Centers be established throughout the country. The Federal Government, with an assist from private industry, must insure that funds are appropriated to operate these needed programs and facilities. 4

NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS We acknowledge the recent efforts of the Administration to control the traffic of narcotics and dangerous drugs and the treatment of addicts. We regard it as unfortunate that this action comes only since the high incidence of drug use has appeared in affluent areas and the suburbs. While this is a beginning, it must be recognized that the problem will never be solved until it is stopped at the source. We believe that the effort to stamp out drug traffic must employ the total resources of all levels of government, social agencies, and community organizations. HEALTH CARE We believe that adequate health care is a human right rather than a privilege of the affluent and that there is no justification for the non-availability of medical facilities in the black community solely because of inability to pay. The concept of neighborhood health centers must be adequately funded and sufficiently broadened so that impoverished ghetto dwellers may receive proper health care. SELF DETERMINATION AND FISCAL AUTONOMY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Alpha Phi Alpha strongly urges the Congress to enact legislation that will insure self-determination and fiscal autonomy in the political life of the citizens of the District of Columbia. Toward that end, the Fraternity endorses the home rule proposal offered by Congressman Walter E. Fauntroy of Washington, D. C. This bill, while yet tentative in some aspects, is an important step in the drive to guarantee taxpaying citizens of the District of Columbia their Constitutional rights to full representation. (A copy of the Fauntroy proposal is attached to this document.) FAIR HOUSING Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity endorses and supports the objectives of Tide VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 relative to fair housing and urges that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Justice, and all other governmental and nongovernmental agencies delegated the responsibility of executing that Title proceed to do so with dispatch and efficiency. CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS Alpha Phi Alpha strongly supports the recommendations made to the President last spring by the Congressional Black Caucus. We, therefore, appeal to the Chief Executive to use his high office to assist in bringing about the immediate implementation of these recommendations from the 13 Black members of the United States House of Representatives. FOREIGN AID TO BLACK AFRICA We deplore the limited amuont of foreign aid contributed to Black African States over the years and call on the United States Government to increase by a significant degree American foreign aid contributions to all independent African states. To the extent that American aid helped European and Asian nations recover from the destruction of World War II, we believe that our Government can greatly assist in the economic development of Africa. (Continued on page 7)


Brother Darden Receives ASHA Distinguished Service Award

NATION-WIDE SENSITIVITY PROGRAM

WILLIAM ROSS JR. Named District Superintendent

Brother Chet Whittaker, a former resident of Burlington Township and a past member of the Burlington Township Board of Education as well as assistant to the president of Burlington County College, is working on a nation-wide basis in helping sensitize and bring school board members, into a state of awareness and readiness on such issues as school busing for integration, minority involvement in school decision making, racial unrest in the schools, and a host of such other matters.

Brother William Ross, Jr.

Brother Joseph S. Darden

Kent, Ohio . . . Dr. Joseph S. Darden, Jr., was presented with the American School Health Association's Distinguished Service Award at the 1971 Awards Banquet Monday night, October 11, Climaxing the Association's 45th annual meeting at the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel October 8-12. Brother Darden, an eminent health educator, author, and lecturer, is Professor of Health Education at Newark State College, Union, N.J., and Visiting Lecturer in Health Education at Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y. He is a Fellow of the American School Health Association and a member of its Governing Council. He is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of School Health, ASHA's official publication; Chairman of the Association's Committee on Health Guidance in Sex Education, and is a co-author of the curriculum guide, "Growth Patterns in Sex Education: A Suggested Program, Kindergarten Through Grade 12," a supplement to The Journal. Brother Darden received his A.B. degree in biology from Lincoln University, his Master's degree in science education, and his Doctorate in health education from New York University. (Continued on page 24)

Brother Chet Whittaker Brother Whittaker heads up the Department of Human Resources and Minority Affairs at the National School Boards Association, headquartered in Evanston, 111. His assignment there has taken him from coast to coast where he has met with school leaders and, on occasion, local citizens in order to focus on humanizing education for young people. Brother Whittaker's department is sponsoring a weekend conference in Washington, D. C , Nov. 5-7, 1971, at the Mayflower Hotel. The conference will have its major focus on the school board member and his ability to be more effective in the area of improving school-community relations. School administrators and others who are concerned about the matters of quality education and better community relations also should take notice and attend this worthwhile event.

Brother William Ross, Jr., principal of Wagner Junior High School, 18th st. and Chelten ave., was named today as Superintendent of School District 1 in West Philadelphia. Brother Ross, 45 who has been specially trained in the problems of urban schools, was nominated by Dr. Mark R. Shedd, Superintendent of Schools, and approved by the Board of Education. He will take over the district superintendency on July 1, replacing Dr. Marechal-Neil E. Young, who has been named Associate Superintendent for Special Education. He is no stranger to District 1, having served there for eight years as an elementary school principal. District 1 encompasses 39 schools with an enrollment of 42,000 students. It is bounded by the Philadelphia city limits on the south and west; Girard and Lancaster aves. and Parrish st. on the north, and the Schuylkill River on the east. Brother Ross is a graduate of the old Northeast High School (which is now Edison High). He holds a bachelor's degree from Central State University and a master's degree in education from Temple University. He began his career with the School District in 1951 as a special class teacher, becoming principal of the Brooks School, 57th and Haverford ave., and moving to the McMichael School, 36th St. and Fairmount ave., as principal, in 1962. (Continued on page 8) 5


GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY THETA LAMBDA CHAPTER

—Seated left to right: Henry A. Wilson, President, Wilbert R. Powell, V. President. — First row left to right: C. V. Bartholomew, W. E. Coleman, W. M. Hey ward, B. T. Whiteside, A. J. Connors, H. Poore, F. D. White, and J. L Sweeney. — Second row left to right: T. Reese, R. Graham, R. Taylor, J. E. Moore, J. J. Bates, R. E. Barriteau, R. B. Swann, and O. W. Sumlin. — Third row left to right: E. L. White, L. Swanigan, P. Sampson, P. S. Mitchell, L. V. White, R. D. Hebson, J. Shaw, and J. H. Robinson. — Rear: left to right: R. B. Rice, G. A. Hall, J. R. Long, C. C. Haynes, H. Fletcher, C. W. Morton, G. Ellis, and L. Revere. Alpha wives shown in right photograph.

Theta Lambda's 50th Anniversary Ball was held at the beautiful and spacious Lakeview Palladium on Friday, June 11. Brother Paul S. Mitchell was chairman of the 50th Anniversary Ball committee. As the Brothers, their wives or sweethearts and guest reminisced, conrhythmic music of Cliff Bailey and his Orchestra, they presented a panorama of imposing beauty and pleasure which could be exceeded only by another Alpha affair. During intermission, Theta Lambda's most recent neophyte Brothers, were introduced to those in attendance. They are Brother Richard Allen and William Smith. Then, all Alpha Brothers formed the traditional circle and hummed the tune of the Alpha Hymn while Brother Wayne C. Gordon magnificantly recited the poem, "The House of Alpha," after which the Alpha Hymn was sung. Following the Alpha Hymn, the College Brothers of Gamma Theta Chapter, all in strict formal attire including gold shirts, performed in song, tones and patterns of movement which fascinated the viewers in a manner

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made famous by College Brothers. After the intermission activities, all continued to enjoy themselves in the truest tradition of Alphadom. Throughout successful years, brothers have continued to augment our number making valuable contribution to the cultural and civic life of the community. During more recent years, Theta Lambda initiated Job Opportunities Day in our High Schools by working with the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Education, and Representatives of Industry to secure employment for Graduates. We have provided substantial funds to help needy students attend college. On March 1, 1970, Theta Lambda joined with WLW-D TV to present a weekly series "Black Daytonians in 1970 and 1971." For the past two consecutive years, we have sponsored a championship Senior Division Baseball Team in the First Dayton Little League. Theta Lambda Non-Profit Housing Corporation has been formed for the purpose of building Townhouse

Apartments, pursuant to Section 236 of the Nation Housing Act. We donate annually to the Y.M.C.A., Urban Leaque, U.N.C.F., etc. Brothers of Theta Lambda serve individually and collectively in every division of our city government, community agencies and organizations. In June of 1971, Brother James H. McGee achieved the office of Mayor, the highest public office within the city of Dayton. As we of Theta Lambda Chapter continue to observe our Golden Anniversary throughout the remainder of 1971, we shall continue to use our energies, resources and capacities of mind and spirit to promote our many programs and thereby effectively serve the needs of our community. Now that a new and revolutionary age is upon us, more Brothers with skills, talents, capabilities and interest are taking an active part inTheta Lambda. We have every reason to look forward to a period of even greater achievement. Surely, as servants of all, we shall transcend all.


PUBLIC POLICY . . . (Continued from page 4)

Golden Anniversary . . . THETA LAMBDA CHAPTER

RACISM IN SOUTH AFRICA Like the Congressional Black Caucus and the recent convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, we condemn unequivocably racism abroad, as well as at home. We particularly reject the system of rampant racism currently practiced by the Republic of South Africa. Equally condemned by us is the support and cooperation which American governmental, business, and religious institutions give this governmental system—built on and perpetuated by hate. We demand that all American institutions which are currently relating to South Africa in any manner take immediate steps, through the use of their power, their persuasion, and their financial resources, to effect meaningful change in the system so that equality of opportunity can begin to become a living reality for the black Africans who comprise the overwhelming majority of the population. VICE PRESIDENT AGNEW Alpha Phi Alpha strongly condemns the pronouncements of the Vice President of the United States concerning the Black leadership in this country. His comment that Black leaders ought to take lessons from the Black leaders of Africa exposes his ignorance of the history and politics in independent African states. The suggestion that Black Americans ought to be grateful for what this Administration has done, is an insult and shows a complete disregard for the aspirations of Black Americans.

Alpha Children — 50th Anniversary Reception

POLITICAL PRISONERS While we denounce all the injustices, the inequities, the intolerances, and the simple unfairness that exist day by day in the whole of our American political and social order, we are nevertheless of the opinion that we live, work and function under the finest system yet devised by man, — it is therefore, because of this opinion, that we decry with impatience, we denounce with system that would abandon the grace of its creation, the splendor of its growth, the magniput down, stamp out and deny the expression to one, because of her color, while we still permit it to others because it is their right. Angela Davis is a victim of that double standard of justice which is typical in the American system of justice. It is unfair, and even immoral, to employ so fine a system as American jurisprudence as an aid in the attempt to shut out a coive which constantly calls attention to the truth of man's inhumanity to man. The guilt or innocence of Miss Davis we do not pre-judge, but her right to hold a position against all who claim otherwise is a constitutional right. To be able to expose all discrepancies and inequities and tenaciously cling to that inherent right of revolution cannot and must not be denied. We call, from this, our vantage point, on all Americans before it is too late, see the horror of a system which permits a travesty of this sort to take place. We say to all America that there is no reason for us to deny to one that which we accord to others. If you ask us why, then we then must reply that we are still the only Americans who have

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remained, without question, loyal and who have consistently made an issue of democracy at home. This we must continue to do until we, like all others, are finally free. Some 40,000 members of Alpha Phi Alpha appeal to the President, the Congress, and the Nation to give these proposals —all of which attempt to resolve human miseries and to deal with hum A needs the same national priority status as our space prognrm. PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY Theta Lambda Chapter, Dayton, Ohio Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, is in the process of observing its 50th Anniversary this year. Brother Henry A. Wilson is President of the Chapter and Wilbert R. Powell is Vice President. The initial event commemorating the Golden Anniversary was a reception for all Brothers of Theta Lambda Chapter and their families. The reception was held at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Union, University of Dayton on Sunday, February 21, 1971. Brother Caffrey V. Barthelomew, Chairman of the chapter's Special Events, Committee, was in charge of plans for the reception. Refreshments were served and the Roosevelt High School Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Charles Spencer, provided an excellent program of music evpressing rewards of purposeful struggle, love for all mankind, and epitomizing the opportunities of the young, gifted, and Black. On Saturday, February 27, Theta Lambda Chapter Chapter hosted one of three Midwestern Regional Workshops. The other two were in Gary, Indiana, and Jefferson City, Missouri. Although the workshop was not a direct observance program, it is considered a 50th Anniversary activity because it is believed that the Anniversary spirit helped to make it successful and the greater-attended of the three.

Perhaps the best known and used method to commerate all facets of a Chapter's Golden Anniversary is the Banquet. Theta Lambda's very well-attended 50th Anniversary Banquet was held on May 22, at Dayton's newest Holiday Inn. Brother Richard Hobson was chairman of the Banquet Committee. The speaker was Brother George W. Haley, Chief Counsel, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, U. S. Dept. of Transportation Washington, D.C. Brother Haley, in his own excellent style and manner, informed the Brothers, their wives and friends about important aspects of the Urban Mass Transportation Admin, as related to the public transportation problems within our cities. He also related some of his personal rewarding experiences by virtue of his position, and challenged the Brothers not to rest upon accomplishments of the past, but to accept and successfully deal with the opportunities of the present and future. A special tribute was given to the following Charter Members of Theta Lambda Chapter; Brothers J.O. Walker, J. A. Dunn, A. L. Dooley, W. O. Stokes, A. S. Hand, L. Hatcock, and O. O. Morris, the surviving founder now residing in Chicago, Illinois. Brother Morris could not accept Theta Lambda's invitation to attend the Banquet because he was concurrently in Hawaii with his wife celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Recognition was given to Mrs. A. S. Hand, Mrs. L. Hatcock, and Mrs. J. A. Dunn, all of whom were in attendance. It was especially noted that Brother Dunn became a national figure when he presented the design for the

COLLEGE FUND APPEAL OPENS — San Francisco — Ifs news when the tax collector gives not takes, but Thad Brown, San Francisco's Tax Collector, happily presents William J. Zellerback, San Francisco executive and 1971 chairman of the United Negro College Fund appeal in Northern California, with a check for $50.00. It represents a grant from the local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the nation's oldest predominantly black fra^rnit& to help kick off the current general Mublif appeal throughout Northern California, Oregon and Washington, to benefit the 36 member UNCF colleges.

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fraternity shield that was officially adopted by the Fourth Annual Convention in December, 1911. It was with a sense of deep Chapter pride that Brother Dr. B. A. Rose, one of the first initiates, was remembered and honored. Brother Rose served as Second Vice-President (1927-1928); as General President (1928-1931); on the Executive Council (1931-1937); and as chairman of the committee on the constitution (1929-1946). Brother James M. Pierce, Omega Chapter, also among first initiates, former Historian and Chaplain of Theta Lambda, was honored for his dedicated service to the Chapter. Mrs. Pierce and sons were present to acknowledge the tribute. Members of Theta Lambda who have been in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for 25 years and over were recognized, and a final tribute was paid to all in attendance for helping to make the occasion a complete success. Brother Honorable Mayor of Dayton, former President of Theta Lambda, life member, and former General Counsel, James H. McGee; and Midwestern Region Vice President James R. Williams both shared in the program for the evening and added dimensions to it — which greatly increased the expressed meaning of the occasion of the 50th Anniversary commemoration.

Ross Named District Supt. (Continued from page 5) During the 1968-69 school year, Ross took sabbatical leave, enrolling for the year in the Urban Specialist Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was one of five educators in the United States chosen for the program. During the year, he received intensive special advanced training in dealing with urban school problems. He returned to the school system in September, 1969, as principal of Wagner. In recommending Ross, Dr. Shedd said: "Bill Ross is a fine young educator who has done an outstanding job wherever he has been assigned in the school system. He has both the aggressive inner nature and the calm, low-key approach to problem solving so necessary in school administrators today. I think his strong personal attributes, coupled with his special training, make him an excellent man for the job."


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DECLARATION OF REDEFINITION

ALIPHA WORKSHOP

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Laurence T. Young, Executive Secretary

Epsilon Chapter, Univ. of Michigan

m 65th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION—Milwaukee, Wisconsin—August 1971 Our recent 65th Anniversary Convention, recently adjourned, was an unprecedented success. This was true because of the continued support of so many brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha throughout the Country. In that the 1972 Grand Tax year is at hand, your attention is called to the fact that there have been several duly authorized increases in fees due and payable to the General Organization by or before NOVEMBER 15, 1971 in order to remain active in that prestigious group of men of Alpha Phi Alpha. GRAND TAX INCREASE By Constitutional Amendment, General Convention adoption and approval by chapters in accordance with ARTICLE XIV, Section 2.2 — the Constitution of the Fraternity (By-Law 4.4 Page 59 — 1970 edition) has been amended to read: The status of college and alumni members shall be as defined in the Constitution. The annual Grand Tax which each member is required to pay, in addition to his Chapter obligations shall be as follows: ALUMNI GRAND TAX $20.00 *** COLLEGE GRAND TAX 10.00 Therefore, Grand Tax for Alumni brothers of $20.00 is now due and payable for the 1972 Grand Tax year. Remittances received without taking this into consideration will be immediately returned for correction. The cost of the History of Alpha Phi Alpha has been increased by $1.00 and is now listed at $8.50 per copy; — the official insignia (pin) has been increased by $1.00. It is hoped that ALL CHAPTERS are now cognizant of the increases and be governed accordingly. These increases were unanimously approved by our 65th Anniversary Convention upon a showing of the need for funds to continue our present programs with expansion to meet recent social changes, also increases as it relates to labor and material. STATISTICS An early view of Convention statistics indicate that 1,500 persons of Alpha Phi Alpha connection participated in the many Convention activties. We were privileged to have present three (3) Past General Presidents: Brother Frederick H. Miller (3rd General President of APA 1910-1911) Brother Mydes A. Paige, and Brother Lionel H. Newsom. We had sixteen (16) General Officers present, — six (6) Chairmen of Standing Committees. The record indicates the presence of 319 Delegates —• (College grouping 53; Alumni grouping 266); 29 college chapters and 111 Alumni chapters represented. AWARDS PRESENTED: The following Awards were presented on the recommendations of the Committee on Awards and Achievements: ALPHA AWARDS OF HONOR To: ADMIRAL SAMUEL L. GRAVELY, JR. BRIGADIER GENERAL ROSCOE C. CARTWRIGHT MUHAMMAD ALI (Continued on page 10)

The men of Epsilon Chapter, in cooperation with the women of Beta Eta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, University of Michigan — understanding that the roles of Black organizations in 1971 and future years must be geared in the direction of providing their energies and skills to the service and uplifting of the Black community and also understanding that the traditional role of social fraternities and sororities are no longer suitable to meet the needs and pressures of the Black community and Black college students — wish at this point in time to redefine our role in the area of social activity. Our new role, rather than being one of simply social functioning is being converted into one of social responsibility. Along with our social responsibilities we are taking a more active role in participating in our struggle for selfdetermination and independence as Black people. As within every national organization, when a segment of the body desires to initiate a movement, it is only proper that the segment be of the best example. At this time, allow us to introduce to you what we call Alpha Political Arms-E (APA-E). Our express function is that of providing the aid of our organization in whatever efforts we feel we are able and by all means, capable of performing in order to assist in the struggle of Blacks. Initially, we are engaged in Voter Registration, tutorial programs, speaker series and cooperation and solidarity with the various Black organizations in our immediate area when we deem it necessary and proper. Epsilon Chapter invites other interested brothers to participate in our efforts in any way that he feels he can contribute. Likewise, we encourage all our Brothers and Sisters on other campuses and in other communities to engage in a similiar redefinition. Epsilon Chapter 9


ALPHA WORKSHOP . . . (Continued from page 9) DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS: North Milwaukee State Bank — W. Leroy Jeffries Cream City Neighborhood Health Center — John D. Buckner The Apollo Village — M. G. Ferguson Peoples' Brewing Company — W. D. Hawkins, Jr. Brother Cecil A. Fisher — Wm. M. Alexander Brother Hoyt H. Harper — Malvin R. Goode Brother Fred D. Bobo — Kermit J. Hall Brother Andrew J. Lewis, II — Moses General Miles Brother Yayne C. Chandler — Elmer C. Collins In addition Laminated Placques were prepared and presented to all of the living Past General Presidents of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, which included: Brothers: Raymond W. Cannon Beldord V. Lawson, Jr. Frederick H. Miller Myles A. Paige Frank L. Stanley

T. Winston Cole, Sr. Rayford W. Logan Lionel H. Newsom A. Maceo Smith Charles H. Wesley

One of the outstanding features of the Convention, was the presentation of the THIRD GENERAL PRESIDENT OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, Inc. — Brother Frederick H. Miller (1910-1911) who delivered the Key note address. By unanimous vote of the Board of Directors — duly approved by the General Convention — in session — Brother Frederick H. Miller was duly elected as an HONORARY LIF EMEMBER of ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY. PUBLIC PROGRAM The Public Program was held at Saint Boniface Catholic Church on Sunday, August 1, 1971 — with Brother William E. Finlayson of the local chapter presiding. The local Awards for distinguished service were presented by Brother Carol Birks, President of the local chapter — the Alpha Awards ot Honor were presented by the General President—Brother Ernest N. Morial — the main address was delivered by CONGRESSMAN RONALD W. DELLUMS, of California — to an appreciative audience. On Monday, August 2, 1971 Brother Louis I. Flowers, (tenor) and his wife Eva Magdalana Flowers (sprano) were presented in recital at the Milwaukee Museum, in the Lecture Hall — with Brother Wendell Carr, pianist — and Susan Hayworth, Cellist. The formal banquet was held August 4, 1971 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Sheraton-Schroeder Hotel, where Brother Harold Sims, Acting Executive Director of the National Urban League delighted the audience with an inspiring address. The newly elected officers were duly installed by Brother Meredith G. Ferguson, former General Treasurer. ALPHA PHI ALPHA EDUCATION FOUNDATION Brother Thomas D. Pawley, Chairman of the Education Foundation, as well as Chairman of the Committee on Educational Activities will announce the CURATOR — with respect to the ALPHA PHI ALPHA LIBRARY, which is to be established at the General Office Building in Chicago. The purposes and objectives of this forward step will be to collect and preserve official documents, convention proceedings and the SPHINX magazine; to collect and preserve memorabilia, letters, speeches, news articles, photographs, recordings, film strips relating to the history, traditions, and programs of the Fraternity; to collect and preserve matter relative to the achievements of Alpha Phi Alphj^rothers; and to collect and preserve in the OSCAR W. RITCHIE MEMORJ^J SELECTION the creative, literary and scholarly works of Alpha Phi A l p h a ^ K h e r s . 10

Los Angeles Alphas Hold Annual Ball The night of July 23, 1971 was filled with music, mirth and magical mystery as the Brothers of Alpha Delta, Iota Zeta Lambda and Beta Psi Lambda Chapters presented their annual Black and Gold Ball. The ball was held in the main ballroom of the International Hotel. The evening began with Alpha Delta's Bro. Glen Mitchell and his "Acapulco Souls" producing golden sounds for everyone's dancing pleasure. At midnight the official program began with the undergraduate Brothers doing some soul stepping for APA. The Brothers brought the house down with their coordination and intricate footwork. At the end of their march, the Brothers of Alpha Delta sang a moving rendition of "The Bells of Dear Alpha." Following the undergrads' performance was the presentation of Alpha Delta's Court for 1971-72. Each young lady executed an extremely graceful bow as she was introduced and presented a bouquet of flowers by Alpha Delta Vice President Bro. Ernest Caraway. The members of the Court are Misses Francine Lockett, Diane Adams, Karen Chretian, Betty Bogard, Patricia Degree and Rhonda Hayes. After the presentation of the new Court, Alpha Delta Queen for 1970-71, Miss Helen Coggins was introduced with the greatest esteem. A strange silence fell across the ballroom as emcee Bro. Thomas Jackson was handed the envelope containing the name of the Los Angeles Alpha's new Queen. The winner, Miss Karen Chretian, was congratulated with a rousing round of applause. As Queen Karen, escorted by Alpha Delta President Bro. Kenneth Chapman, promenaded across the floor, the Brothers of Alpha Delta sang "The Sweetheart Song" in her honor. The program concluded with all Alphas present locking arms to form a huge circle in the center of the ballroom floor. Then, led by Beta Psi Lambda's Bro. Tommy Robinson, the Brothers sang "The Alpha Phi Alpha Hymn." This year's ball was definitely a success for there was no Brother who left without feeling a tremendous sense of enjoyment and pride in APA. The evening will always dwell among the pleasant memories of all who attended.


Council Appointee Higher Education

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI . . . _ _

(Continued from page 2) "Every Alpha man active or inactive must be reminded of our motto — A voteless people is a hopeless people." — The NAACP is an organization which has been in the forefront in the fight for over half a century. Alpha men like W.E.B. DuBois has paid their dues through the organization. Proposed that Beta Iota Lambda Chapter pledge 100% membership in the NAACP. — That we make the local National Welfare Rights Organization our special project, this is an organization of mothers and children whose shelter, food and clothing depend on the welfare system. Perhaps a major cost affair as a benefit function would be advisable. — Revitalization of our Education Week program in one form or fashion. The cultivation of the mind is one of the noblest aims of any organization or society. Dr. Prestage scored the members for the beautiful cooperation and participation in the annual social affair and nothing else. "A Social affair cannot be a means to an end for men of Alpha" he said. The members of Beta Iota Lambda Chapter were urged to "consolidate our talents and let us do something for our black brothers and sisters who are so badly in need of direction and help." He concluded with a quote directed towards himself and the other officers, "To acept a responsibility and do less than your best is degrading." In his charge to the new officers, Dr. Perkins reminded the Brothers that "Black Power was coined by Willie Ricks, a SNCC worker on the highways of Mississippi during the 1966 Meredith March; Stokely Carmichael's difinition of Black Power — Black people coming together around the issue that oppressed us, which is our blackness — and of Julius Lester's simplistic difinition —Black people would control their own lives, destinies and communities." He said, "If the movement was designed to promote Black awareness, Black Pride, Black solidarity, then I submit that Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was the original Black Power group and has since contributed an inordinate number of leaders to the movement."

Founding members of the new chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the University of Miami are (front row, from left) Joseph King, William Simmons (president), Edwin McCray (adviser), Paul King; (back row) Willie J. Rogers, Elvis Paschal, Steven Jenkins and Alonzo Walker. — University of Miami Photo

Dr. Perkins said, "Alpha Phi Alpha has espoused the thesis that the most effective means of attaining Black Power is through Brain Power. Hence, an interest in education. It's national movement: "Go to High School, Go to College." Its scholarship programs. It's educational leaders." Concluding, Dr. Perkins offered that, "While there is still disagreement over the meaning of Black Power, the slogan has served to alert the nation and the world to the visibility of the Black man. Further, it sounds an alarm that this nation may be headed toward two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal." "As in the past, Alpha Phi Alpha will be involved in the struggle of Black people everywhere and will be using its combined manpower and intellegence to make Black Power a positive force, a force for good rather than evil, in America's complete development," he said. Other officers installed were: Matthew Pitts, vice president; Leroy J. Travis, secretary; Henry J. Bellaire, financial secretary; Dr. Jac kH. Jefferson, treasurer; Press Robinson, dean of Pledgees; Bennie Thomas, editor to the Sphinx; Vincent Jones, sgt.-at-arms; Thomas E. Smith and T. J. Wilcox, parliamentar- ' ians.

J YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK

IT'S A GIRL...

The "Afro-wigged" infant of Brother and Mrs. Curtis Peters, of Johnson C. Smith University. Mrs. Peters is the daughter of: Brother and Mrs. Lionel H. Newsom.

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Ghettos, Black Folks and Change... — Towards and Open Society for All 66th Anniversary Convention Speech "There is no sacrifice for mankind; there is only an investment in humanity." Benjamin W. Sims, Sr. (1889-1952) "America was ours" said the blackbrown-red man, "before we were America's." She was our land more than two hundred years, before we were her citizens. She was ours in the Confederacy, in New England, in the middle west — and Westward ho. But we are black, brown and red, still denied, possessing what we still are unpossessed by; possessed by what no one now possesses. For there can be no value in anything unless the cost of everything justly benefits us. Despite the Unprecedented achievements in the field of civil rights during the last two decades, the human state of the American nation is not well. The destruction of Jim Crow's walls has exposed the enemy, elimated most of his field fortifications, breeched his obstacles, permitted the occupation, if not the pacification, of the promised land, but it has not enabled us to conquer the racist guerrilla. Despair and poverty have negated much of the gains from the civil rights victories and the freedom to buy and live has tended to accentuate the inability to buy and the powerlessness of the poor. The discipline of segregation has been replaced by the anarchy of breadlessness. The elimination of unjust laws has not permitted the destruction of the unjust system they created. The poor, Black and White, Brown and Red, Catholic and Protestant, Gentile and Jew, have been united in the things they oppose, but they have not effectively altered or changed the system which mutually traps them all. In the violence of raised hopes and deferred dreams, the agony of backlash, planned revolution, undisciplined armed citizenry, political assassination and unquenched-looting seem to have become the fads of the day. The anti-hero boogey man looms across the American scene,

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and the agonizing pursuit of excellence seems replaced by the quick solution and the over-simplified reason. People talk of law and order without reference to justice and environment. Others plead for social rights and source improvement without due consideration for community safety and security. "Honky" and "Nigger" have become household words while "White Racism" and "Black Power" have become almost universal, editorialized symbols which represent the extremes of our increasing polarization. The "Great Score of Progress from '48 to '68" seems to have been invain and the nation which revolutionized the economic possibilities of man's industrial might appears only willing to regress in the war for human Might. From the shallowness of the Billboards and boob-tubes which portray the agony of the American Commercial on Existence, comes the image of a people who know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. The pursuit of qualitative, realistic multi-racial education in a multi-racial competitive world is resisted by an insensitive people who place the tragedy of inconvenience and habit above the comedy of growth and sharing. The search for law and order with justice in a nation founded on that prin-

cipal reveals a selfish, not a silent majority more committed to raising millions to repress and jail effects rather than thousands to eliminate cause and save the minds and bodies of generations yet to come. The quest for freer enterprise in a business-oriented society structures a system which gives more to those who have and less to those who need. The struggle to give balance and vitality to the economy portrays A leadership more concerned with the abstract value of the dollar than the dollar's tangible value to people. The historic commitment to preserve and enforce the tripartite separation of powers in the American federal system of government finds itself threatened by the current trend to place political pragnatism above political responsibility. The value and necessity of maximizing equality of opportunity with results and of achieving racial balance with respect is subordinated to the cost of preserving the racially exclusive neighborhood and the suicidal status quo. The relentless pursuit of America's general welfare goals and the promise of congress's economic opportunity act have been abandoned or subordinated to the frustrations of an unpopular war and the priorities of a nebulous race for space. And so, as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Fourteenth Amendment which gave black folks the right to vote and as we approach the 200th Anniversary of our nation's founding in 1976, we find America at a tragic crossroad which it seemed to have passed a hundred years before. And so we ask, therefore, has the agonizing journey we traveled over nine score years and ten, been a circular trip from nowhere to the same place? Will 1976 be, as 1876 became, another reversal in direction away from our country's ideals? Will the promise and importance of the American dream be forsaken by a lost tribe in search of a promise land because it was unworthy of the challenge and unwilling to pay the price. (Continued on page 13)


GHETTOS . . . (Continued from page 12) The answers to these questions today seem at best muted or confused, for the nation still seems bent on displaying statemenship abroad and only politicmanship at home, rebuilding the homelands of former enemies while tolerating decay in the communities of its fellow soldiers and friends, supporting unity in western Europe while sowing seeds of disunity at home, demanding free enterprise for the poor while fighting for socialism among the rich, tolerating substandard performance in meeting human needs while demonstrating superstandard performance in meeting exceeding physical achievements. Thus while the mighty vehicle called "Rover" picked up dust and rocks on a Barren Moon, the president was opposing "Rovers" rolling towards the integration of publicly owned schools and the economic liberation of white suburbia. While we exceeded the space goals of John Kennedy in a mere Decade, we Retrogressed on the human goals of Tom Jefferson made almost 200 years before. Truly, We've come face to face with the Ghetto in people's minds, in the Outer city and in the Political Arena. The convention's there is "Elimination of the Ghetto — continuing goal for the Seventies." We seek to break down the Ghetto's walls, not out of a desire to erase the cultural cohesion of black life, but rather to enhance the culture by making available to black people all of the options and benefits available to white people; That means access to the job, Housing, Health care and Education so long denied us. Basically, it means trying to achieve Whitney Young's dream of an open society, one in which black people succeed or fail to the same degree as white people do — Equal results must be our guidline. This is the end which the civil rights revolution of the sixties must now pursue. We've seen hopes raised, then betrayed. We've seen rights longed enjoyed by other Americans partially made available to black people, and when we have said, "that's fine, but we want all the rights and privileges everyone else has, "we've been branded as "Querulous, Carping Complainers" by people like Vice President Agnew. So the legitimate and just demands of black leaders and the black masses have been slurred by

a "Nattering Nabob of Negativism" who, by his title and by his apparent influence on some of the selfish majority, has dishonored his office and intensified the racial divisions he should be healing. The burdens of black leadership are immense and killing. I have felt them for nearly five months: I saw Whitney grapple with them for at least part of his great decade of leadership. Black Leaders must respond to the needs of the black communities and must walk that thin line between ghetto desperation and government and corporate indifference. Without power to bring quick results and progress, black leaders must nevertheless counter the despair of their followers and continue to press the extablishment for gains. And no black leader worthy of the trust of his people can today to secondrate politicians who abuse the public's trust by vilifying dedicated men and impugning the integrity of 22 million black citizens. America should thank God it has the high quality of black leadership that exists in this nation; what other peoples can emerge from a tortured history of slavery and oppression and continued injustice, and still produce a leadership ranging from Roy Wilkins to George Wiley, from Whitney Young to Shirley Chisholm, from Leon Sullivan to Vernon Jordan, and even including those fringe leaders whose rhetoric may sound embittered and even dangerous to some ears, but whose actions have been responsible. And the vice president should give his thanks that black people are not yet ready to follow the lead of Jomo Kenyatta, whom he seems to prefer to the Black Caucus, that same Kenyatta who organized the Mau Mau to violently throw the British out of a black nation they had no business duling . When we hear comments like that of Mr. Agnew, we just shrug them off and continue to do our thing, because they remind us of what Shakespeare said about, "Sound and Fury signifying Nothing." For us at the Urban League, our "Thing" is creating jobs and economic opportunities for black people and other minorities, continuing programs in housing, Health, Education, Consumer Affairs, Youth Involvement, Veterans Affairs, and Dozens of others; programs that have an impact on black lives and black achievement.

We refuse to dwell on the well-advertised condemnation of the so-called Pathology of Black Life, because as black people, we know all too well of the strengths that have enabled black people to survive oppression unprecendented in its length and severity. Our Research Department just released a report on the strengths of the black family, for example, which quite successfully counters all the Psuedo-Sociology that has condemned black people because a mere 29 percent of black families don't happen to conform to life styles and patterns of most white families. Our report showed that when you take factors such as income levels and the refusal of black mothers to give their children up for adoption, the supposed differences vanish, and what some white sociologists prefer to call family pathology is finally seen for what it is — A unique survival mechanism in a hostile society. No, the pathologies we are concerned with lie in the sick society that keeps black people chained to the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder on grounds of race alone. And one of the black strengths I'd like to stress tonight is the potential power and enlightenment of black professionals and the educationally and "Technologically Sophisticated Elite." I say potential, because, although this group has benefited from the tremendous changes in the decade past, it still has far to go in sharing its gains with the brothers left behind. Here I am talking of our men of Alpha, and our convention theme of eliminating the Ghetto. It will not be eliminated unless there is a real bond of black unity between we who have to some extent made it, and the man in a ghetto hovel who doesn't know where his baby's food tomorrow is coming from. The big question facing Alpha is, "what are the black guys who were helped in the '60's going to do to help their brothers in the '70's?" We must be for ourselves somewhere before we can be for anybody else everywhere, or as Paul Goodman wrote, "If there is no community for you young man, Young man make it for yourself." We think that one of the ways for Alpha Brothers to make a community or build a nation for these times is not to duplicate or rationalize efforts but to build on black strength and black purpose. (Continued on page 14)

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GHETTOS... (Continued from page 13) The fact is that there are within the black community, strong, communitybased agencies able to do the job, who are in fact doing the job, and going it without enough or significant resources from black groups like Alpha, many of whose members have made these organizations possible or have greatly benefited from their activities in the decades past What I am suggesting to my brothers tonight is that Alpha, and groups like it, take upon themselves the creation of a black liberation or investment fund to support vital programs of organizations like the Urban League. There's no reason why the Urban League should have to make that long trip downtown to corporate boardrooms for a fraction of what those same white-run corporations give to the boy scouts, while black organizations with the tremendous funding potential of Alpha are not supporting black agencies today with their increased resources to the extent we were in the past. In the past also, black groups have raised money for scholarships and other small-scale programs which they've done themselves. But times change, and we are in an age where we can't think of individual aid but must concentrate on systems and change. The day of such piecemeal strategies are at an end. As the times change and the issues become more complex, it becomes apparent that black fraternal organizations do not have the time or the technical resources to grapple with the changing nature of the problems. Alpha is charged to become a vehicle for change, and instrument for greatness. Its past is crowned with glory; its impact on black life in America has been deep and significant; its impact on the Urban League, all of whose past directors have been members, is historic. But the future holds challenges that must be met, or the past will be forgotten, and Alpha's great glory will fade into the oblivion of a black bourgeoisie that did not care; that did not rise to the demands its people placed upon it. But knowing my Alpha Brothers, I know their dedication and commitment will be equal to the occasion. I am confident that the yet untapped resources of our great organization will be channeled into changing our society so that

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it is responsive to all its people — moving beyond racism, beyond civil rights, to human rights. Alpha can once again blaze a path for other black organizations by setting up a black liberation or investment fund that capitalizes on the expertise and established programs of agencies led by blacks — such as the Urban League — and the financial resources of today's successful black elite. To do this is only fitting and proper; to fail to do it is unworthy of the trust placed on us by our history and by our brothers locked in the very Ghetto we are trying to eliminate. Therefore, it seems clear to me that a major role of Alpha and similar groups in these times must be to lift, to fuel, to stockpile the movement with resources. For no longer are great black social movements with human purposes able to promote and do in this age of "Future Shock" as they did before. They're simply not equipped to initiate and run programs themselves — time is past for part time professionalism. So Alpha's role in helping to eliminate the ghetto now must enable it: A. To become involved with black organizations as individuals and as a group; B. To pursue black unity — Build bridges among all levels of blacks, browns and the poor; C. To provide resources to enable existing black-led agencies do the job — spur a black liberation fund that would channel money into black-led groups just as Ford and Rockefeller Funds and Ethnic Philanthropic Funds do for thenpeople. For one cannot talk about black history without talking about Alpha Phi Alpha — but the challenge is not Yesterday's heroes, but tomorrow's leaders; it is new ways for new days and new strokes for changing folks. The black Abolitionist struggle goes on, but the nature of racist warfare has changed. When we will celebrate the 100th year of the Freeman's Bureau departure from the South in 1976, we'll also celebrate Alpha's 70th year in struggling to save that South and its country from themselves. We want Alpha to be there with us as it has in all the brothers who have headed the National Urban League, from brother George Edmund Hayes through Engene K. Jones, Lester Granger and Whitney Moore Young to yours acting-truly.

For "every revolution was first A throught in one man's mind" — one organization's program. "Every reform was once a private opinion and disciplined Agenda" and in the prosecution and achievement of this revolution "the men who stir the world the most are not always those who lift it the most. To lift a little is better than to stir a lot — for stirrings spin in place but lifting elevates, it props up, it sustains. Mohatma Ghandi often emphasized that "no one need want for anyone else to adopt a humane and enlightened course of action. Men generally hesitate to make a beginning if they feel that the objective cannot be achieved in its entirety. It is precisely this attitude of mind that is the greatest obstacle to progress — an obstacle that each man, if he only wills it, can clear away himself, and so influence others." Because if America is to truly become a land of the free and a home of the brave, if she is to effectively eliminate the Ghettos of Poverty, Hunger, Ailienation, Injustice, Racism and Mind Pollution — then she must lift up her own tired and poor from within, she must free the crowded masses on her own huddled shores, she must lift up her beacon torch for her family without light from within and she must convert her golden door from a False front that presumes to open from the outside-in, into a swinging, rotating-gate that opens equitably from the inside-in and from the inside-out for until there is reasonable choice for everybody — then everybody will remain in a Ghetto of some kind — in a closed society and in an America that almost became but never was. And if America is to achieve this building of this new nation by 1976 — then the men of Alpha must again lead them effectively, unselfishly and creatively now as they did so nobly in the past —for the best year, the best era, the best contribution of Alpha Phi Alpha must always remain — The next one. I'm asking you, therefore, to go there with us now, in this new role, in this new spirit of effective partnership — with black-led interracial coalitions like your national Urban League. Alpha men must say and demonstrate this first today and tomorrow as we did Yesterday but in new ways, for new days, and when I say first, I do mean first, truly first and only first!


CONVENTION

fflGHLIGHTS...

The ladies Check their style show program

Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.

A father, sisters and niece look at "their" Whitney M. Young, Jr.

Brother La Mothe, Comptroller is getting the attention of Brothers Buckner, King and Mortal.

Brother Walter Sapp, Tuskegee Institute a winner in the golt and bowling tournaments. Photos by Milwaukee Journal

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CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS...

Muhammed All arrives at the hotel

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by Walter W. Morrison of The Journal Staff Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest of the college fraternities founded by and for blacks, is now holding its general convention in Milwaukee, and the meeting calls renewed attention to that segment of the black community once described as the "talented tenth." The term referred to the approximately 10% of blacks fortunate enough to This column is an expression of opinion by black staff members of The Journal. obtain college educations. Users of the term expected that the training received would be put to use for the benefit of the race. To a major degree, college trained black men and women have always be lieved that they had a responsibility to their less fortunate brothers and sisters. Some, of course, have pursued careers in which they came into close daily contact with the black community. Others, particularly as career opportunities have expanded, have worked in the larger that is, white — community, but they, too. have believed they should use their knowledge and skill as they could to benefit blacks. Much of what college trained blacks have sought to do for the members of their race, particularly the young, they have channeled through their fraternities and sororities. I grew up in a Southern town with a black college and learned early about the scholarship programs, the black history campaigns and the civil rights activities of Alpha Phi Alpha and the other black Greek letter organizations. Alpha Phi Alpha, for example, as far back as 1919 mounted its "Go to high school-Go to college" campaign. This was one of the earliest organized drives to persuade black youths of the folly of being dropouts. And there were also "Education for Citizenship" programs to stress the rights and responsibilities of political participation and heavy involvement in litigation for expanded oportunities. In the early years of this century's black struggle, the leadership came primarily from the thin layer of college

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trained men and women. Today, for a wide range of reasons — including the militancy that has manifested itself among grass roots blacks — the leadership of the black community is more widely diffused. Some blacks have even been led to completely disparage the leadership of college trained blacks. Unless they are trained blacks. Unless they are prepared to abandon the business suit for the dasheki or to import the rats of the ghetto to suburbia to (get ready for a favorite nonfavorite nonword) "identify." The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke about this in a recent speech here when he said that blacks have inadequate health care "not because of where black doctors live, but because there are not enough black doctors living."

"Black people," Jackson said, "do not suffer injustice in the courts because of where black lawyers living." By and large, college trained blacks have understood that their own security and their own enjoyment of the advantages they have acquired, were interwoven with the freedom and uplifting of the black masses. College trained black men and women will not aid their follows by rejecting their learnings or the values of the learned. Rather, they should use and share that learning, chastened by the knowledge ignorant and free expect what never has and never shall be." In that work, it is to be expected that Alpha Phi Alpha and similar groups will play an important part.

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Citation to Charles Wesley Greene HAPPY AM I'

by Hugh M. Gloster, President of Morehouse College Commencement Exercises Morehouse College Charles Wesley Green: You were born in Montezuma, Georgia; and you attended Americus Institute, where you obtained your elementary and secondary education, and Morehouse College, where you received a Bachelor's degree exactly fifty years ago. After graduation from college you entered the insurance profession and served with the Pilgrim, National Benefit, and Atlanta life insurance companies. At the last-named company you have risen to your present position of Vice President for Public Relations and have gained a nationwide reputation as an outstanding insurance executive. You have served as Secretary, President, and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the National Insurance Association.

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graduation from college, and you have been a leader in local organizations and activities. You have served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Urban League, the Atlanta NAACP, and the Butler Street YMCA. You are President of the Atlanta Chapter of Frontiers International and President Emeritus of the Twenty Seven Club. You are also a Board member of the American Cancer Society (Georgia Division) and a member of the Budget Committee of the Atlanta Community Chest. Brother Hugh M. Gloster, President of Morehouse gratulates Brother Greene.

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In your church and fraternity you have held leadership positions locally, regionally, and nationally. You have been a member of Friendship Baptist Church since 1916, and you now serve there as Chairman of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Deacon and Trustee Boards. You are President of the Laymen's Division of the New Era Missionary Baptist Convention and former member of the Board of Education of the National Baptist Convention. In your fraternity you have been both a regional and a national officer, and you have received two national and two regional citations for outstanding achievement. Both your fraternity and the National Insurance Association annually award Charles W. Greene memorial plaques for meritorious service. In Atlanta, you have been an outstanding citizen since

Exactly a half century ago you received a Bachelor's degree from Morehouse College, and since that time you have been outstanding because of your love and support of your Alma Mater. Because of your service and dedication, you were elected President and later President Emeritus of the National Alumni Association of this institution. Charles Wesley Green, because of your stellar services as a business executive and as a civic and rligious leader, I am pleased to honor you today. Therefore, upon the recommendation of the Faculty and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of Trustees of Morehouse College, I hereby confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, with all of the rights, privileges, and responsibilities appertaining thereto. Charles Wesley Green, Southern Vice-President for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., for 18 Years.

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Guidelines for

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Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation Introduction The Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation was established in 1965 to provide specialized educational services to chapters of our Fraternity. Chief among the Foundation's activities are the development of educational proposals for funding by private foundations or governmental funding bodies. This includes contacting chapters for proposals, reviewing and channeling them to the appropriate funding organizations through direct contact with other foundations. Every foundation receives many more applications for funds than it can possibly fill. Thus, even the best grant may be turned down. Nevertheless, the best proposals stand the best chance of success. It is important to note that the Tax Reform Act of 1969 requires foundations to give in grants a higher percentage of their resources than previously, in order to keep their tax exempt status. This means more money is now available from foundations. Guidelines for Proposal Preparation The following guidelines for proposal preparation are designed to help chapters develop the most effective proposals possible for review and funding through the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation. 1. Related Research: Summarize the most pertinent research and current practices related to the proposed project. 2. Objectives: Write a clear and precise statement of the program or service objectives of the project. These objectives should take into consideration, wherever relevant, the community, the organization, and persons to be served. 3. Mode of Operation: Describe in detail using the following outline: A) Service. Describe clearly and completely the service your project will provide. How will this be accomplished? B) Number and Types of Persons Involved. Describe the population to be served by the project and explain the method of selection. If a control group is used, describe the

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factors you will employ to monitor it. Community and Organizational Elements. Describe the necessary school, community and inter-organizational agreements and arrangements required to conduct the demonstration. Include necessary written agreements with referral sources, cooperating agencies or chapters, funding bodies, and public departments such as health, welfare, education, mental health, other fraternities or organizations. Include proposed organizational chart and/ or proposed project structure. How will this proposal be administered and by whom? Assessment. Describe in detail the strategy and procedures or research design, program and budget for evaluating the project's impact. Include your system for reporting to the Education Foundation. Continuity. Discuss the provisions made for continuing the project under other auspices upon possible reduction or termination of Education Foundation or other grants. Program or Service Diffusion. Describe methods and plans for acquainting other chapters with results of your project and enabling them to implement programs or services derived from your project. Facilities: Describe the general facilities available for the conduct of the project. Will Fraternity houses be utilized? Describe other facilities at your disposal including, as appropriate, data gathering and processing equipment, research and office space, access to professional consultation, etc. List major items of permanent equipment available for this work. Where will the proposal headquarters be located? Financing: Explain the amount of support available for this project from other sources. State whether this proposal has been submitted or will be submitted to any other fraternity, agency or organization

for funding. Please include your budget for the project's first fiscal year of operation. Distinguish between salary and other operating expenses. I) Feasibility: Describe the problems and issues which need to be met in initiating and conducting the project. Important Factors in Proposal Development The most important things to keep in mind in preparing proposals are: 1. That most foundations, including the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, what the money they give away to help improve society in some way. 2. That foundations are interested in solving important problems through innovative approaches which can be applied in other communities. 3. That foundations give money only to people and organizations whose competence and motivations they trust. 4. That foundations usually deliberately avoid the gift which which might turn into a long-range responsibility; hence, proposals are usually funded which are developed for well-defined, limited projects with the potential gaining additional other sources of funding. 5. That foundations are forbidden by law to support: A) Legislative Action: any attempts to reform current laws, enact new ones, defeat or support proposed laws; B) Any programs which involve payments to public officials; C) Purely local voter-registration campaigns. The Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation is requesting all chapters to submit proposals for review and possible funding using the suggested guidelines. All proposals should be forwarded in triplicate to: Brother William Ross, Chairman Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation 5437 Westminister Philadelphia, Pennsylvania All contributions to the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation are deductible for income tax purposes.


Education Foundation News

SOCIAL COMMITTEE REPORT

Mr. Kossuth Synder has been awarded the Alpha Phi Alpha Memorial Scholarship at Cornell University for the fourth consecutive year. The scholarship amounts to approximately $2400 annually. Mr. Bobby Ray Stewart of Beaumont, Texas has been awarded the 3rd anual Coca-Cola-Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship of $1,500 to attend Harvard University. Nominees for the 1972-73 scholarship should be forwarded at once to the NSSFNS, 1776 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 10019. For further information and for application forms see the 1971 Annual Report of the Director of Educational Activities. Alpha Phi Alpha Undergraduate Scholarships of $1,000 each have been awarded to the following college brothers:

BROTHER WALTER C. BOOKER

Roy Hodges Epsilon Kappa Chapter Bradley University Peoria, Illinois Ronald Reynolds Beta Kappa Chapter Langston University Langston, Oklahoma Terry Wallace Beta Epsilon Chapter N. C. A & T State University Greensboro, N. C. Applications for the 1972-73 Scholarships should be made after February 1 but no later than June 30th. For further information see A Manual For Scholarship and Education Committees, p. 8-9 or write the Executive Secretary. The Education Foundation has adopted "Guidelines for Proposal Development." Chapters seeking grants for proposals or wishing aid in seeking grants should consult these guidelines which may be secured on request from the Office of the Executive Secretary. A Manual for Scholarship and Education Committees has been published by the Foundation. Copies have been mailed to each chapter. The manual describes both the Alpha Outreach and Education Citizenship programs and contains a wealth of other information. Additional copies may be secured from the Executive Secretary for $1.00 each.

"Benefit Ball" By now I know how a writer must feel when he wants to get off to himself to think, reflect and meditate. Seclusion, many times, is an important factor. I say this because last Saturday afternoon I was thinking, meditating and reflecting about our spring party. The party was beautiful, brothers. As brother Walter Peterson would say: "Pretty Party." I want this report to be factual and original . . . I asked myself how can I be factual and original? To attempt to justify this I reread the sevthe past several years. I found out I eral cataloged spring party reports of ought to be factual first and original later. For you see, I must tell you I want to commend you for your patience, participation and support in making this one of the most successful of parties given by this chapter. I have heard it was the best. 1 feel I must tell you the party had all earmarks of the climaxing of a national convention . . . it, again, warranted national coverage. So as I rolled on and thought if these are facts, let's forget about originality for the most part, bring this report up to date and call it original facts. We knew this was going to be a beautiful party because we had that feeling. Also we were back in the big room. To have benefitted from this party your attendance was necessary. We knew last September the spring party would climax all our activities. Our Brother A. P. Marshall, Head Librarian of Eastern Michigan University of Ypsilanti has volunteered to head a group of Alpha Librarians and Archivists in an effort to establish the Alpha Phi Alpha Library in the national headquarters. The group will meet with the Executive Secretary during the American Library Association Meeting in Chicago. Brother Dr. Walter Sullivan, Jr. of the Department of Chemistry at North Carolina A & T State University has been elected to the Education Foundation as a replacement for Brother Jessee Richards, Jr. of New Orleans who retired because of ill health.

Founders' Day program, church visitation and sweetheart party are significant in their own right and they have their rightful place and we give them justice due . . .but I believe all along we harber pleasant thoughts about the spring party. In this chapter, social life is important to you . . . It is important to the committee. This party was planned for your enjoyment. It is a unique party in that it gives each brother a chance to have his own party. This was evidenced throughout the ballroom. Cameras were flicking, tables were ladened with goodies and congeniality was in abundance everywhere. I believe I can say this party was deeply appreciated. In times and pressures like these, I feel OUR spring party is an expected pleasure. Surely the party cost us money but from the merrymaking I saw it was worth it. As we work at our professions and Jobs, there are other compensations beside money. The party was well attended, the guests were stylishly attired, the music was superb, the chapter brothers and their ladies looked sharp and expressed their enthusiasm without hesitation. There were many very fine comments expressed in our favor. I'm sure those who attended obviously enjoyed themselves to the highest. I noticed guests were reluctant in leaving. The party had all the ingredients of a successful spring party . . . it showed again that which is expected of us. We looked forward with eager anticipation to the crowning glory of the years' activities . . . The Spring Party. Mr. President, thanks very much for the telegram. It will go in the social committee archives. Special thanks to those brothers who had 'special projects' within the committee. And now speaking for the committee . . . thanks again for giving justification to this resume of our spring party. As usual, I call upon the social committee as witness to this report. Respectfully submitted, Walter C. Booker, chairman 21


OPPORTUNITIES IN RESEARCH — • ^ ^ ^ - ^ ^ ^ - ^ — — ^ ^ ^ ^ ~ ^ ^ ^ ^ ~

THE URBAN INSTITUTE 2100 M. STREET, N. W. • WASHINGTON, D.C. 20037

Minority Employment Bulletin RESEARCHER: HEALTH START — PROGRAM EVALUATION Incumbent will be involved in design, information collection and evaluation of a health delivery system for disadvantaged children both in Washington and in the field and preparation of final report. Will be working alone on site visits and will accomplish pre-planned collections of information both at the project sites and in the community. QUALIFICATION: Experience a n d background in the area of work. SALARY RANGE: $10-20K. Closing date for applications/resumes: As Soon As Possible. ABOUT THE RESEARCH DIRECTOR Joe Na (M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Operation Research), MIT, '65) joined the senior research staff of the Urban Institute August, 1970. Mr. Nay has an extensive background in management analysis and is responsible for the evaluation of urban program effectiveness as well as evaluation of alternative strategies of organization and program delivery to improve the impact of urban programs. LABOR ECONOMIST: HEWIME — INCOME MAINTENANCE Under the income maintenance experiments contract, incumbent will provide technical assistance in the design, evaluation and monitoring of the Gary, Seattle and Denver experiments. The work will also include preparing a general econometric analysis of the labor supply characteristics of the handicapped Family Assistance Plan. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Economics with specialized training and /or knowledge of mathematics, statistics, econometrics and/or some familiarity with experimental field surveys. SALARY RANGE: $15-25K (Three full-time positions available.) Closing date for application/resumes: Open. 22

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ABOUT THE RESEARCH DIRECTOR

ABOUT THE RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Terrence F. Kelly (Ph.D., Economics, George Washington University, '70) joined the research staff of the Institute July, 1970. Before joining the Institute, he was a consultant with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and the Bureau of the Budget. At HEW, he helped design the Department's income maintenance experiments, and at BOB he developed an econometric model to measure the impact of alternative financing schemes on health service utilization. His general interests and background lie in the areas of labor economics, poverty, and income maintenance.

Robert Sadacca (Ph.D., Psychometrics, Princeton University, 1961), joined the Institute's senior research staff October, 1970. Dr. Sadacca is experienced in research design, data collection, and information processing and his analysis will be used in formulating and conducting a series of housing management studies. The studies are primarily directed at developing relevant empirical data to be used by HUD and other housing officials in formulating management principles and policies.

SENIOR RESEARCHER: HOUSING MANAGEMENT Incumbent works as a member of a team conducting research on how to improve housing management. Contributes particularly in general area of systems behavioral analysis, e.g., goal formation, decision-making, organizational structure. Prepares research reports and briefings. Must maintain cooperative relationships with officials and staff of HUD and national housing organizations. QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. or Ph.D. in Business Administration, Psychology or Sociology, or have specialized training in organizational theory, management decision theory and group dynamics. Previous experience in the analysis of management systems with emphasis on organization decision-making and adaption and inter-relationship among organizational units. Experience in analyzing large scale housing management systems highly desirable as is experience in developing measures of organizational structure, change, motivation and staff attitudes. Publication of at least one article analyzing organizational behavior, preferably a housing-related organization. SALARY RANGE: $20-25G Closing date for applications/resumes: Open.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT: BEAT COMMANDER — URBAN GOVERNANCE Work involves interviewing citizens and police, collecting data, making field observations and writing reports, attending meetings with citizens and police, using tact and diplomatic skills to help to improve police service and community relations. We help prepare monthly progress reports and will assist New York City field director in preparing and writing papers and doing other project assignments on request. QUALIFICATIONS: College graduate or Junior College graduate. Must speak Spanish fluently. Experience in field work, journalistic or analytical writing; some indication of outstanding ability in writing, statistics or field work. Community involvement helpful but not required. SALARY RANGE: $9-10G Closing data for applications/resumes: Open. ABOUT THE RESEARCH DIRECTOR Peter Bloch (LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1967) joined the Institute's senior research staff in 1968 after two years as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard U. and two years as attorney-advisor with the Finance, Securities, and Exchange Commission. (Continued on page 23)


SCHOLARSHIP WINNER Oakland, California

Pictured in photo are left to right, Mike Lange, Henok Yared, Cleveland Bellow. The 1970 Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship committee, Delta Omicron, Chapter, acknowledges Henok Yared as the recipient of the $250.00 scholarship. The decision by the committee stipulated previous qualification of academic achievement, financial need and community recomendation. Henok is a student majoring in Political Science. He is currently in his junior year at San Francisco State College. He has also attended his hometown university, the University of Ethiopia and Laney College in Oakland, California. In June of 1970, Henok received his AA degree from Laney College, and was then accepted to San Francisco State. Alpha brother Ron Dellums who is currently running for the 7th Congressional District seat in California, presented the award during a campaign fund raising boatride. The Scholarship information was aired over radio stations KDIA and KSOL; the post and Sunreporter newspaper all carried the application information. The brothers, with the help of Ron Dellums and Co., are now preparing for the second scholarship coming up shortly.

Opportunities in Research (Continued from page 22) RESEARCHER: COOP RESEARCH CITIES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; OPERATION BREAKTHROUGH The incumbent will be required to investigate conventional and innovative utility technology with regard to costs and efforts. Formulates societal objectives and determine measures of effectiveness. Conducts surveys in order to collect data for the measures of effectiveness and other factors which influence or constrain the utilities. Writes reports, give presentations, contact manufacturers, builders, architectural firms, and other institutions, including of course, HUD. QUALIFICATIONS: B.S./Ph.D. in Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering. The best type of work experience would be in the field of housing utilities and relationships to environmental quality. Analysis and general technical work in these fields would be appropriate. Also must have some papers and reports. SALARY RANGE: $15-20G (Two position â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one full-time perm., one part-time perm.) Closing data for applications/resumes: Open.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH DIRECTOR Kenneth W. Webb (B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics, George Washington University, 1949) was manager of Operations Research, Federal Systems Division, at IBM. He worked with government problems in areas of space, oceanography, ttansportation. and the military. Most recently, he developed a system of vehicle maintenance procedures for New York City. His present professional interest lie in problems generally connected with modeling operations in the urban field. He has begun a review of modeling techniques used in regional transportation analysis. SENIOR RESEARCH: URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND PROCESS-INDICATORS Will assist in the development and generation of social and urban indicators (quantitative measures of social conditions and states). The specific work will relate to tasks in an approved National Science Foundation grant: indicators relating to crime and the criminal justice

system in cities, aid to city use of indicators; aid cities in formulating indicators; racial indicator reports, new analytical techniques indicators; and conceptual paper on indicators. Prime responsibility will be assigned for parts of this work to the incumbent depending on his interests and skills. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Economics or Operation Research. Specialized training in statistical or mathematical expertise in dealing with data. Incumbent should have quantitative background, indicator experience preferred but not required; and ability to work with disciplines other than his/her own. Academic or government experience also preferred but not required. SALARY RANGE: $18-25G Closing date for applications/resumes: Open.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH DIRECTOR Harvey A. Gam (M.A., Economics, Oxford, 1958) joined the Institute's senior research staff in May, 1968. Before joining the Institute, he was director of the Office of Program Analysis and Economic Research, Economic Development Administration, with interest in economic planning and allocation of public funds to achieve social goals. FRINGE BENEFITS UI offers its employees a liberal package of benefits, including health care, life insurance, and disability income coverages, plus leave, travel insurance and tuition reimbursement. UI pays the entire cost of health care and life insurance coverages and a portion of the cost for dependent protection. In addition, the Washington, D.C. area is home to approximately 300 (library) resource and reference facilities, including specialized collections, most of which are accessible to UI employees for professional or personal use. Applicants should mail resumes to the attention of: Charles Tate, c/o the address below. Travel arrangements for interviews will be made by: The Urban Institute The Urban Institute 2100 M Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20037 (202) 223-1950 23


UP, UP AND A W A Y . . . ALPHA BROTHERS MOVE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

Brother Lawrence W. Pierce

Brother Lawrence W. Pierce of Beta Pi Lambda has been appointed by President Richard M. Nixon as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Judge Pierce was inducted on June 10, 1971, following nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate. For the past 19 years Judge Pierce has been engaged in the practice of law and administration of major facets of the criminal justice system. Most recently he served as a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Criminal Justice of the State University of New York at Albany; previously he served as Chairman of the State Narcotic Addiction Control Commission; as Director of the New York State Division for Youth; as a deputy police commissioner in New York City; and as an assistant district attorney in Kings County, New York. He has served as a consultant to the Secretary of the Army with reference to Army confinement facilities; and serves now as a member of the American Bar Association's Commission on Correctional Services and Facilities. He has been a member of U.S. delegations meeting abroad to study drug-taking, the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders.

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PROFESSOR OF AEROSPACE Mississippi Valley State College Brother Donald M. Wade, Major; U.S. Air Force has been appointed Professor of Aerospace Studies to organize the first Air Force ROTC Unit, at Mississippi Valley State College; Itta Bena, Mississippi. This program will have both the two and four year ROTC programs and is offered to all qualifying male and female attending the college. Brother Wade received his B. S., from the University of Maryland of the Eastern Shore and his M.S. degree from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University. Brother Wade is also a graduate of the Civil Defense Management course from the University of New Hampshire; the Correctional Administration Institute of American University; the Air Force Guided Missile Operation and Maintanence Officer Training School, the Intercontinential Ballastic Missile Combat Crew School and the Academic instructor and allied officers school at the Air Anniversity, Montgomery, Alabama. Brother Wade has served as missile combat crew commander, (Lincoln, Nebraska), Air base Defense Advisor to the Vietnamese Air Force (Republic of Vietnam) and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University. Brother Wade has been decorated with the Bronze Star; Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the He was a consultant to the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice and was a member of the President's Task Force on Prisoner Rehabilitation. He is a graduate of St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia, Pa., and Fordham University School of Law. He resides with his wife, Wilma, and three sons in Canaan, New York. He became a member of Psi Chapter in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1948 and in 1969 affiliated with Beta Pi Lambda Chapter. He is the nephew of deceased Brother William A. Dart of Atlantic City, N . J. and the brother of Brother Dr. Harold E. Pierce of Rho Chapter in Philadelphia, Pa.

Brother Donald M. Wade

Air Force longevity service medal with one oak leaf cluster, the small arms expect ribbon, the National Defense service award, Southeast Asia Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with four bronze stars and the Vietnam Honor Medal-First Class. Brother Wade is married to the former Mary Ellen Charms, Westminister, Maryland. They have two sons: Maurice Grant and Ronald Clayton. â&#x20AC;˘

Brother Darden Receives ASHA (Continued from page 5) Brother Darden is active in numerous national organizations concerned with health. He is Vice President and Chairman of the Health Education Division, Eastern District Association, American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He is one of the founders of the New Jersey Health Education Council; and Chairman, College and University Committee, New Jersey Health Education Council. He is a member of the National Council on Family Relations; the American Public Health Association; and New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.


Outstanding Undergraduate Chapter of the Year ...

"AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH" Zeta Kappa Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., University of Texas at El Paso has selected for its theme for the current year "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." The members of Zeta Kappa believe and stress that APA must respond to the present cry of involvement by being first of all, servants of all and transcending all. The idea of being first of all, servants of all and rising above all has been stressed in collegiate and community activities. As a result, Zeta Kappa feels that there is no mountain too high. These ideas can be viewed from four spectrums: the idea of Scholarship, the idea of Leadership, the idea of Manly deeds and the idea of love for all Mankind. The role and relevance of Greek Letter Organizations has been reviewed and questioned by brothers and non-brothers alike. Zeta Kappa Chapter has responded to the cry by involvement and action based on the Fraternity motto. Therefore Zeta Kappa has striven with great success in upholding the high standards of excellence and leadership that the name (Alpha Phi Alpha) signifies. Zeta Kappa being relatively new and small on the U.T.E.P. campus has grown to a position of prominence and distinction. The chapter originated quite similar to that of Alpha Chapter at Cornell 65 years ago. There was a need here also for Black students to unite and deal with individual Black needs which this predominately White campus has necessitated. So in 1968 Zeta Kappa was founded by seven men ("The Seven Diamonds of 68") and the dedicated efforts of the alumni chapter here in El Paso (Theta Delta Lambda Chapter). Only two of the founders still remain in this chapter playing an active role in the progress of the chapter. The several brothers that are no longer with the chapter have left their contributions and have moved out to face life's challenges. Brother Alexander Carver Sutton, Jr., for example; is presently an instructor and graduate student at Western Washington State. As one of the foundering members, he strived to establish a Black Studies Program here. He and Brother Leroy J. Thompson worked to get the administration to begin its

ground work for a Black Studies Program that now exist. Eugene Epps another founder was drafted by the Washington Redskins and is presently working in the field of business. In the area of scholarship, Zeta Kappa has led the way to present the first Alpha scholarship here at U.T.E.P. The alumni chapter has worked very close with the college chapter in many of its campaigns for scholarship. The first Alpha scholarship was presented to Mr. James Young, a graduate of Burges High School. Zeta Kappa has made an effort to encourage students to attend college through financial assistance and all possible means. In regard to the chapter, 45% of its members are on the Dean's List. In addition Brother Donald L. Williams was selected to Who's Who in American Universities 1971-72. The idea of Leadership has been exhibited in many forms. Brother Donald L. Williams was elected president of Barry Hall Dormitory (housing 600 men). Brother Williams is also a member of the Student Senate. Brother Stephen Hill another outstanding member is presently in charge of an all Soul Radio Show heard throughout El Paso. Brother Hill is also a resident advisor. To mention just a few more of Zeta Kappa's leaders: Lawrence Vanley, who was sixth in the N.C.A.A., W.A.C. runner up in Long jump, W.A.C. runner up in the Triple jump and Junior College State Champ is graduating next semester. Alphonso Handy, wrestling W.A.C. champion, 4th in Nationals twice, and Honorable Mention all American. Manly deeds have been exhibited in many forms on campus and in the city. An annual talent show was coordinated to get participants from the city and all Greek and independent organizations to compete for trophies. The funds were donated to charity for educational supplies. As a gesture of the Easter Spirit, Easter eggs were carried to our neighboring country Juarez, Mexico, for the little children. Now Alpha Phi Alpha has been recognized in another country through the dedication and hard work of the brothers. The first Black Homecoming

Queen of U.T.E.P. was none other than Zeta Kappa's Sweetheart. Through the efforts of Zeta Kappa, Miss Andres Thompson was selected as U.T.E.P.'s Homecoming Queen in the school year 1969-70. In our past commenoration of Black History Week, Zeta Kappa and the alumni chapter were instrumental in coordinating The EI Paso's Black History Week activitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;both in the city and on campus. Brother Larry Smith helped to coordinate the committee responsible for getting Mr. Jesse Jackson of Operation Breadbasket and Joanne Featherstone Afro American Poet, to come to El Paso. Speeches were made in conjunction with the graduate chapter to speak on the theme of the weeks' activities "Check My Credentials." The president of Zeta Kappa represented the U.T.E.P. student-body at the Keynote Speaker Address. The chapter also has a choral group which performed during the week and throughout the school year. Frequently the group, better known as "The Proud Few", has been performing in local churches and coffe houses receiving many invitations to various other organizations. The idea of love for all mankind has been best expressed in relation to Zeta Kappa's constant participation in campus and city activities. At present, the president, Brother Thompson, is a member of Inter Club Counsel, an organization to coordinate organizational function for the city. Brother Thompson is also a committee member of the Housing Rule committee on the partial rule. Since the chapter is presently in the process of acquiring a fraternity house, next year promises to be even a greater challenge to the chapter by the way of higher mountains to overcome. With the persistent help of the alumni chapter in all of our efforts "There Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to keep Zeta Kappa from being first of all, servants of all and transcending all. There, Zeta Kappa will answer the cry for involvement by involvement. RIGHT ON, BROTHER! RIGHT ONI

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University of Texas COLLEGE BROTHERS . . . Right On!

EPSILON XI LAMBDA HAS OUTSTANDING YEAR

ZETTA KAPPA CHAPTER

The Brothers of Epsilon XI Lambda have climaxed a very successful year by being chosen the Alumni Chapter of the year by the Southern Region Conference held in Mobile, Alabama, April 2, 3, 4, 1971. Brothers Donald L. Williams, Williams, George Ellis, Larry T. Smith, Leroy J. Thompson, Ernest Davis, Donald Lewis, David Bell and Lawrence Vanley.

Among the many outstanding achievements of Epsilon XI Lambda during the year was obtaining life membership in the NAACP. The plaque was presented to the chapter at its Annual Formal by Aaron Henry, State President of the NAACP. The Chapter was instrumental in helping to get a college chapter chartered at Mississippi Valley State College. Bro. Lawrence Sutton, the President elect of Epsilon XI Lambda, erves as the advisor to Zeta Phi Chapter, Bro. Sutton was also chosen as Alpha "Man of the Year" by Epsilon XI Lambda. The annual scholarship which is awarded to an outstanding senior from a local high school was awarded to Eddie Williams of Greenville High School, Greenville, Mississippi. The annual smoker which is held on the campus of Coahoma Junior College was very successful. The purpose is to acquaint junior college students with Greekdom and encourage them to stay in college. The Brothers of Epsilon XI Lambda are very active in their respective communities in getting 18 year olds registered to vote and helping with voter registration and re-registration in general. The Brothers are actively campaigning to elect Blacks to local and statewide offices in Mississippi.

Alpha Phi Alpha Community Service Award for 1971 was awarded to Mrs. Geneva L. Williams of West Oakland, Calif. The award acknowledges, her ardent and excellent work in community service, particularly to her West Oakland Residents. Presenting the award is brother Michael Lange of Delta Omicron Chapter (Stanford University). Also pictured is Jennifer Marie Kearney, granddaughter to Mrs. Williams.

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A long time member of the chapter is Brother Fred Miller who was the 3rd General President of Alpha Phi Alpha. Bro. Miller was elected President in 1911. Chapter Editor to the Sphinx Brother Charles Reid,


Goode Tells Grads to get Involved to Change Tomorrow

Past General President Newsom, Brother Ma/ Goode and Brother Curt Peters of Public Relations at Johnson C. Smith University.

CHARLOTTE, N. C â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Largest graduating class in the history of Johnson C. Smith University heard American Broadcasting Company's United Nations Correspondent Malvin R. Goode "Plead . . . That each of you become involved with mankind." Addressing himself to the question "Can Tomorrow be Worthwhile?," Goode brought the 218 graduating seniors and capacity audience to their feet repeatedly in thundering applause when he iterated, "The limited education you now have is only preparation for a lifetime of post-graduate work . . . your determination to be true to yourself is really all that gives us hope for tomorrow." Goode asked the new graduates, "Is it too much to ask that we join forces . . . combine the best of the past with what you consider to be the best of the future and build together for a real tomorrow." "Tomorrow can be worthwhile," said the first Black network news correspondent, "only if each of you determines to play an active part in bringing about the changes so badly needed in our society." Speaking about turmoil among the races, Goode stated, "Black men and brown men in America want White Americans to stop 'tinkering' with toy solutions to deadly problems. "Whites must stop handpicking a select few of us to first ease their guilty consciences and secondly proceed to use us as buffers between themselves and the segment of the Black community whipped and denied for generations. "You must become involved in your respective communities for the better-

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ment of tomorrow and fight to make the sign 'Equal Opportunity Employer' have real meaning." Citing hope for the future, Goode quoted the newly elected Governor of South Carolina's inaugaral statement, "'South Carolina has already paid too high a price for discrimination and denial. I shall preside over a colorblind administration the next four years.'" President Lionel H. Newsom delivered the charge to the graduating class. which has been deprived, raped, pistolAmong his remarks was the statement, "Some ask the stupid question 'Why a Black college?' Today at Johnson C. Smith University there are two hundred and eighteen reasons for the existence of the Black college." Graduating at the head of the class were MISS CHARLOTTE WALKER of Greenville, S. C , and MRS. SHIRLEY WILLIAMS of Ridgeway, S. C , both MAGNA CUM LAUDE graduates.

Virginia Union University Receives Grant of $ 121,041 for Career Opportunities Program Dr. Allix B. James, President of the University, announced today that the university has received a grant of $121,041 to sponsor a career opportunities program. COP is planned to improve the Educational achievement of young people through curriculum Development a n d the open-classroom approach. Tuition free courses will be provided for all persons enrolled in the program. This program will be in addition to the one currently sponsored by the Richmond Public Schools through cooperative efforts with the university. The program is unique because two other educational enterprises will be involved. Virginia State College in Petersburg will be responsible for all work beyond the baccalaureate level. The institute for Services to Education in Washington, D. C , will serve as af resource service for the program. Dr. James states that with this increased emphasis on providing opportunities to a larger number of persons the Educational program in public schools will be strengthened and the potential skills that are now latent in adults will be developed and utilized. A matching grant of $40,000 from the Morgan Memorial Trust Fund has been received. This grant was given as an incentive to get other gifts for Coburn Chapel which was burned extensively last year due to defective wiring. The university was able to claim the gift as a result of generous support for the project from Alumni and friends.

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RE-ACTIVATION OF BETA TAU CHAPTER XA VIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA

In 1970, Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was charged by the National Office to re-activate Beta Tau Chapter of Xavier University of Louisiana. At its regular monthly meeting, the president, Brother E. Keyes, and his advisory committee appointed several enthusiastic brothers as the re-activation committee. Seven men were chosen from the applicants. Six perserved to cross the burning sands. Brother Bruce Cloyd of Alpha Eta Chapter had transferred to Xavier that semester from St. Louis. Thus, the re-activated chapter's membership was seven and Beta Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was again active. After many years obsence, Greek tradition had returned to Xavier. Beside Brother Bruce Cloyd, the other Brothers were Brother Victor Dubeclet, Brother Robert Creigh, Brother Jerome Todd, Brother Anthony Rachal, III, Brother James Moore, and Brother Ivan LaMelle.

RHO LAMBDA CHAPTER - Buffalo, New York

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Rho Lambda Chapter presents a $500.00 check to the Co-chairman of the United Negro College Fund, Mr. Kevin I. Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Bank of Buffalo. Standing, L-R Bros. Bertrand Austin, Henry Locke, Dr. Fred D. Archer, Dr. Larry Green (President), Seated, L-R Dr. Robert Lee Jr. Robert D. Edwards and Mr. Sullivan.

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The Annual Spring Formal of Rho Lambda Chapter was held June 5, 1971 at Schraffts Motor Inn, Niagara Falls, N.Y., with brothers and wives from Boston, Mass., New York City, Rochester, and Syracuse in attendance. Standing, L-R: Mr. and Mrs. John Talley, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rudd, Bro. and Mrs. Bertrand Austin (host), Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shallowhorn; Seated, L-R: Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Samuel and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stephens.


"Alpha's Role in "If I were so tall as to touch the pole, or grasp the ocean at a span; I must be measured by my soul — The Mind is the standard of the Man." The Alpha Sigma Chapter of The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated presented its Forty-sixth Annual Alpha Educational Week on April 18-24, 1971 at Wiley College, Marshall, Texas. The Brothers proudly dedicated this week to Bro. Rev. Telly H. Miller our campus sponsor. Bro. Miller is a member of Alpha Sigma. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Wiley College, the Bachelor of Divinity degree from Interdenominational Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia. The calendar of events started Sunday with the presentation of Bro. Floyd McKissick as our guest speaker. Bro. McKissick is presently creating a project in North Carolina titled "Soul City." Because new ideas are brought in by Alpha men, we want everyone to help with the supporting of this unique project. Bro. McKissick talked very extensively on the need for Black economic progress. He stated that the only true way to obtain freedom or liberation is to get into the main stream of this affluent society and compete. Since America's society is built upon materialism we must solve our problem with a synonomous answer. Radio and television gave coverage of Bro. McKissick. He was truly in his appearance, "Holding high the light of the World." On Monday the Brothers presented their Fifth Annual Miss Venus Beauty Pageant, featuring the "Alpha Temptations." The pageant was won by Miss Deborah Loving, a freshman from Oklahoma City. The members of the Temptations were: James Arbuckle, Larry Pugh, James Robertson, David Thompson and Sidney Locks. Special thanks go to our Master-of-Ceremony, Mr. Thaddeus Auzenne and our Beauty judges, Bro. R. L. Oneal, Bro. Warren Scott III and Bro. L. W. Garrett. On Tuesday the Brothers gave their Sweetheart Dinner. Thanks to Bro. Bruce Turner for his N-neatness.

Search for Black Identity" On Wednesday the Brothers went "South of the Border." They presented their Miss APA, 1971, in a Mexican type setting. Miss Alpha Phi Alpha was awarded to Miss Patricia Toney, a freshman from Marshall, Texas, majoring in Business. Because Alpha stands for scholarship, special awards were presented to those individuals, regardless of affiliation, with high academic standing in their respective field. On Wednesday night the Brothers took charge of Prayer Service. On Thursday the Brothers presented their Smoker Banquet with guest speaker Bro. Dr. I. Lamothe, Jr. Dr. Lamothe was very explicit in his presentation of the need for Black organizations. He stated that through organized groups we can achieve our ends by rightful means. On Friday we ended our week with our "Old Gold and Black Ball." The Soul Keys from Shreveport, Louisiana was our source of entertainment. And so the Forty-Sixth Annual Alpha Week came to a close. Through the efforts of many great leaders we have faith that one day every man will be measured by his mind and not by the color of his skin. One day Man will be able to transform our Alpha's Prayer to read: "Dear Lord, may the true spirit of love,

Rule our hearts, guide our thoughts and control our lives. So that we may become through thee, Brothers to all. Amen'

DEEP APPRECIATION -

New Jersey Chapters Activate Alpha Public Policy NEWARK, N. J. — Presidents of the seven active chapters of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in New Jersey will implement the Public Policy statement of the national body at the N. J. State Conclave in Atlantic City November 12-14. The national policy hits the "snail's pace' of the nation in solving human and racial relations. Elbert C. Wisner of Ocean, N.J., state director of the 65-year old organization, listed the national policy as a demand that the Vietnam war be ended, that urban crises be more liberally financed, that both unemployment and employment bias be countered by the national government and that racism by broadcast media in hiring practices be ended. Wisner quoted from the policy statement as folows: "The 40,000 members of Alpha Phi Alpha, representing every profession in virtually every community in America, feel strongly that the networks — Metro-Media, ABC, NBC and CBS-should open their doors unrestrictedly to the black community." Higher education provisions, health care, foreign aid to black Africa are among other points of national policy. Chapter presidents are: Carlisle Parker, Newark; Joseph Bridges, Atlantic City; Melvin Thompson, Paterson; William E. Wright, Red Bank; Hubert H. Bryson, Wrightstown; Norman H. Dowe, Plainfield; Richard Edwards, New Brunswick.

Past General President Cannon

Dear Brother Young and Brothers of the 65th General Convention: I was very pleasantly surprised to receive your letter of August 27, 1971, and the Certificate of Appreciation and Placque awarded to me, and I wish to express my deep appreciation. It gives me a great feeling of satisfaction and happiness to be informed that my efforts and contributions to Alpha Phi Alpha are so valued by the membership. Although in this last convention I was conspicuous by my absence, nevertheless, I was there with you in spirit. I have

not ceased to attend the general conventions and now and then I hope and plan to be present. Next April 12 will mark the 60th anniversary of my entrance into Alpha Phi Alpha. To have had a part in shaping and guiding Alpha Phi Alpha is a great honor; and serving my Fraternity and mankind has been a glorious experience. With thanks and best wishes to you and all of my Brothers in the bond, Sincerely and fraternally, Raymond W. Cannon Past General President 29


Brother Clarke Announces Attica Prison Tragedy Forum

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Brother W. Decker Clarke, Eastern Regional Vice President stated that New Jersey members of Alpha Phi Alpha, convening in Atlantic City next month will assess prison problems of New Jersey in relation to the Attica tragedy in New York. A veteran parole officer and longstanding Alpha luminary of East Orange, New Jersey will, with others, address a seminar dealing with tempers of prisoners in his experience . . . One factor in prisoners, Ollie T. Daly points out, is that prison populations today have much more intelligence than others in the past. This means that prison guards must also be drawn from better educated men, though on the other hand college men, including Alpha men are not too interested in becoming guards. Among invited speakers to the conclave is editor-publisher of the New York Amsterdam News, Clance B. Jones who served on the citizens committee that tried to stem the Attic massacre. Other subjects on the Nov. 12th to 14th conclave at Howard Johnson Motel Inn are public housing by private groups, including the SEPIA program in the state by Alpha chapters who sponsor public housing and the Paul Rebeson re-dedication at Rutgers. Speakers will include the Rev. William H. Gray of Montclair, Atty. Charles P. Howard of Baltimore, all of them prominent civil rights figures, also Dr. Charles Broadus of Trenton, Dr. James Parker of Red Bank and Carlisle Parker, the educator, of Orange. 30

Brother Washington Cites Honor Graduate of Alcorn College

From left to right: Brother Washington is shown with Brother Shelby Wilkes and Brother Norris Edney. Brother Wilkes graduated with highest honors from Alcorn A & M. College with an accumulative 39.79 average on a 4.00 system. Brother Wilkes will enter medical school at John Hopkins University this fall. Brother Edney was toastmaster at the President's Scholar's Dinner In which Brother Wilkes was guest speaker.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP... NAACP

Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. has taken a life membership with the NAACP. Pictured above from right to left is Mr. Ted Meekins, Assistant Director of Life Membership presenting the plaque to Brother Wilson Q. Welch, Chapter President while Brother Cecil Ryan, Chapter Treasurer, looks on. Pictured at extreme left is Miss Harriett Davidson, local NAACP Chapter Chairman for life membership.

GENERAL PRESIDENT NOMINEES BRO. W. DECKER CLARKE, Eastern Vice President BRO. WALTER WASHINGTON, Alpha's Representative - Pan Hellenic Council Ballots for the election will be mailed from the General Office in April of 1972, to be counted in Denver, at the 66th Anniversary Convention â&#x20AC;&#x201D; July 1972, at which General Convention the winner will be announced, and will take office January 1, 1973 for a term of two years.


IOTA TAU LAMBDA

Brother Hudson Promoted

Chartered in Southern Virginia

to Lieutenant Colonel

Alpha Phi Alpha expanded to twenty chapters in the state of Virginia with the chartering of Iota Tau Lambda Chapter, #519, in Charlotte Courthhouse, Virginia. The brothers in the area had long seen the need for rounding up Alpha's in the area and under the able leadership of Bro. Douglas Cooley, Sr., Principal of Central EJementary School, gathered over twenty brothers and put the organization into action. The Chapter was presented their Charter on May 5th., 1971, in Farmville, Virginia at the Charter Banquet held in the Office Building of Bro. Dr. Nathaniel West. Bro. Ernest L. Morse, Assistant Director for Southern Virginia of District VII presented the Charter with an inspiring address urging the Chapter to carry on in the true traditions of Alpha Phi Alpha. Iota Tau Lambda Chapter sponsored its first Alpha Formal dance on Saturday June 5th., 1971, with over three hundred and fifty in attendance, a first affair of its kind in the area. A presentation was made to the Chapter's Alpha Man of the Year, Bro. Joseph Pervall. Brothers responded from across the area with chapters represented from the St. Paul's College Area and the Lynchburg Area. The brothers of Iota Tau Lambda are responding to the Challenge of our Fraternity's S.E.P.I.A. Program and are involving in their communities in social, economic and political action. They are proud and happy about their accomplishments of just over four months of organization and ask Alpha to "watch our smoke, because we are moving on!" The chapter had representation to the District VII â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Virginia Annual Virginia Association of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's (V.A.C.A.P.A.F.) Convention in Petersburg, Va. February, and delegates to the Eastern Regional Convention in Pittsburgh, Pa. in May, 1971. Representatives have been elected to represent the Chapter at the General Convention in Milwaukee in August. Among the officers of the Chapter are; Bro. Douglas Cooley, Sr., President, Bro. Herman Lundy, Vice President, Bro. Richard Booker, Secretary, and Bro. Dr. Nathaniel West. Treasurer.

Elected to City Councils in N o r t h Carolina

Brothers Vance E. Chavis and (left) of Greensboro, N. C. and Samuel Burtord of High Point, N. C. exhibit victory signs shortly after they won elections to the City Council of their respective cities. Both men are members of Kappa Lambda Chapter.

Brother Dewitt H. Hudson, Jr. was promoted to Leutenant Colonel and received the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding performance of duty as Provost Marshal, 3d Armored Division, Frankfurt, Germany, during the period 12 January 1970 to 23 May 1971. The silver leaves were pinned on by Major General M. Rosebrough, Commanding General, 3d Armored Division and his wife Ann. Brother Hudson is currently serving a tour in the Republic of Viet Nam.

Seated Douglas R. Cooley, Sr. President, Left to right: Joseph Pervall, Alpha Man Of The Year, James Aires, Thomas Washington, James Alsop, Herman Lundy, Vice president, Richard Booker, Secretary, Nathaniel West, Treasurer, Frank Harris, Back row: J. A. Baker, Frank William Mitchell Patterson, Charles White, Clarence Penn, Robert Early, Alen Gooden, not pictured Luther Oxendine, Robert Yates.

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KAPPA LAMBDA CHAPTER Greensboro, N. C

Alpha Tau Lambda Chapter Tulsa, Oklahoma The brothers of Alphadom in the Oil Capital of the World are making many strides developing a city, Tulsa, Oklahoma, into a beautiful, delightful, and enjoyable environment in which to live. Alpha Tau Lambda Chapter has the largest number of active brothers participating in the affairs and activities of the chapter.

Recently initiated into the Kappa Lambda Chapter were Douglass McAllister, attendance counselor for Greensboro schools: Jonah Smith, bursar at A &T State University; John Russell, vice principal at Andrews High School, High Point, N. C. and Albert E. at the University of Pittsburgh.

prizes with slogans and posters. The chapter has investigated the possibility of becoming involved in federallysponsored housing programs. Brothers of Kappa Lambda chapter compiled an outstanding record of service and achievement: • Brothers Vance Chavis and Samuel Burford were elected to the City Councils of Greensboro and High Point, respectively. • Brother Richard E. Moore was honored by Lincoln University for his outstanding contributions to the field of journalism. • Brother Theodore Mahaffey has been appointed administrative assistant 32

to Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, president of A & T State University. • Brother Herbert Watkins has been appointed dean of the newly established School of Business at A & T State University. • Brother Sammie Chess and Isaac Miller are both serving on the North Carolina Board of Higher Education. • Brother Sullivan Welborne has assumed duties as director of the Memorial Student Union at A & T State University. • Brother Donald Wade, a major in the U. S. Air Force, has been appointed professor of military science at Mississippi State College. • Brother Otis Tillman is serving as a trustee at A & T State University and president of the Model Cities Commission in High Point, N.C. • Brother Frederick Cundiff is serving as an assistant superintendent at the Greensboro Public Schools. • Brother Eldridge McMillan, a major in the U. S. Army, recently received the Commendation Medal for outstanding service while a member of the ROTC staff at A & T State University. The Kappa Lambda chapter has scheduled its annual Founder's Day for December 4. Brother Ernest Morial, the national general president, will be the guest speaker. Brother Walter Sullivan is president of the chapter.

Many brothers are doing outstanding jobs participating in civic, political, and social programs of the city. At this time, the names of a few of the brothers will be given. Brothers, J. Williard Vann is director of Model Cities Program, Johnny West is one of the executives in the Tulsa Housing Authority Program, and Dr. Robert Willis, Chiropidist, is chairman of the social committee of the chapter. The chapter, under the leadership of brother Willis has sponsored an Alpha Sweetheart and Scholarship dance once a year at Fountain Head Lodge, which is located near Eufaula, Okla. This event has provided the brothers an excellent social outlet, and an opportunity to raise scholarship funds for worthy graduation senior boys. The sweetheart of Alpha Tau Lambda Chapter for 1971-1972, is Mrs. Johnny West. The chapter provided $1,100 scholarships during 1970. The annual state dance will be held in Tulsa the last Friday night in November, 1971. The state dance is given to provide opportunities for all Alpha men in the different chapters of the State of Oklohoma, to come together annually and socialize. It is hoped, also, that this special social event will develop a bond of unity for the brothers of the State of Oklahoma. May, 1971, the officers of Alpha Tau Lambda Chapter were elected. The following brothers comprise the officers for 1971-1972: Howard Lawson, president, Manyles Gaines, Jr., vice president, Percy Perry, Secretary, Robert Maxie, financial secretary, Samuel Burs, trease, Rev. T. O. Chappelle Jr. Chaplain, sergeant at arms, Roscoe Cartwright, Jr., and Robert L. Fairchild, associate editor of the Sphinx.


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ALPHA PHI ALPHA AT SIXTY-FIVE You have reached the nice age of retirement: Those golden years you've spent, do not resent; October thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six Those first victims, they bore impressive licks! And then such toothsome food they all did bring— That First Annual Banquet fit for a king: Tomato soup, salted wafers and chops, Alpha Phi Alpha Punch was served on rocks; Apple jelly and finger rolls and cake With cheese (that night they had the stomach-ache); Olives, pickles, and very good rolled bread And cheese (a miracle they all weren't dead); Shrimp salad, lady fingers, no, no joke, Plenty crackers and the Brotherhood Smoke; Demi-tasse and Neapolitan ice cream— They all went home for a pleasant dream; There is no retirement at sixty-five, Although the Founders may not be alive, Their noble deeds and spirits from the past Will live as long as time itself shall last; Young men, old men, form a vanguard strong! March on, it's up to you to say how long, For Alpha Men, there is not place for requiem But live, and wear the royal diadem. —Bro. Henry L. Marshall Sefa Nu Lambda Chapter Charlotte, North Carolina

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