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BROTHER ERWIN A. FRANCE
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Michael J. Price, Editor
Official Organ Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
15— Cover Story Brother Erwin A. France discusses his role as an urban administrator for the City of Chicago. FOCUS will be a regular feature of the Sphinx. 3—Convention, '74 Coverage of the 68th Anniversary Convention, including summaries of the major convention addresses. You are there! 13—Sex, Racism and the Church Brother Charles V. Willie explores the controversy surrounding the ordination of women in the Episcopal Church. 11—College Brothers Report Issues of importance to the undergraduate members of the fraternity are discussed by Brother Steven L. Jones. Brother Jones presided at the College Brothers Caucus during the San Francisco convention. 18—Men of Commitment Another regular feature, 'there goes an Alpha M a n , ' features three brothers who are pacesetters-—engaged in making the most of their chosen careers. Check them out!
DEPARTMENTS 1—The General President Speaks 1—From the Executive Secretary's Desk 32—Life Membership
24—Chapter News 20—Alphas on the Move 30—Omega Chapter
33—Directory of Officers and Chapters
ANOTHER LATE MAGAZINE! No excuse is acceptable . . . but an apology is offered, nonetheless . . . . Please carefully check the Directory (pages 33 - 40) for your chapter address. Almost certainly there are corrections to be made—address them to the "Office of the Executive Secretary." These corrections will appear in the next issue, along with the additional addresses that are still coming in . . . . Thanks for the overwhelming response to the September ALPHA NEWSLETTER. No word yet on the next issue—inflation is the culprit. Don't forget to submit chapter news—each chapter should have at least one (1) article per year . . . . Pages 31 and 32 contain information on the late Brother FRANK L. STANLEY, Sr., supplied by the Louisville Defender . . . . Three pieces contained in this issue FOCUS. Alphas on the Move and There Goes an Alpha Man — will be regular features of the Sphinx. Incidentally, as far as I can determine, FOCUS originated under the editorship of Brother GEORGE DANIELS. I don't suppose that anyone would believe that the name was chosen before I discovered this fact. I thought not Brother JOHN BUCKNER gives the status of the Life Membership program on page 32. Of special interest are the recipients of awards for outstanding work during the previous year . . . . A note of thanks to Brother ERWIN A. FRANCE for interrupting his busy schedule to allow the interview for the article contained herein. It can be an ordeal to be interviewed by an amateur . . . . Thanks also to Brother CHARLES V. WILLIE who penned his article in the midst of transferring from his faculty post at Syracuse University to the Harvard Graduate School . . . . As usual, dissenting views are welcomed on expressions of opinion. Criticisms and comments should be addressed to the "Editor of the Sphinx" . . . . Until the next i s s u e , . . .
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THE GENERAL PRESIDENT SPEAKS Walter Washington, General President
The San Francisco Convention was most successful. It was one of the Fraternity's largest conventions. The impact from that convention should be felt across the year in every chapter meeting. One of the benefits that comes from a large convention is the feedback at the local chapter level, which generates enthusiasm and a recommitment on the part of individual brothers. This is the reason we have pushed for a large convention for the last three years. The theme for the 1975 convention will be "The Community: Alpha's Concern." We hope each chapter, state, and regional organization will structure its year's program around this theme. Further, it is our hope that equal emphasis will be put on local chapter programs. Project 100. Major emphasis will be placed on expansion of the fraternity this year. This effort is known as "Project 100." Each chapter and individual brother should do whatever is feasible in his locality in organizing college chapters and new alumni chapters. There are twenty major cities in which additional alumni chapters can be organized without destroying the existing chapters in those cities. The real expansion must come at the college level, which means that on every college and university campus where a chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraterity does not exist, the college brothers are asked, in cooperation with the graduate brothers, to organize one before the Miami Convention. If this thrust is carried forth, it will be easy for us to reach our goal of "Project 100." Project 3,000. Miami will be the year when we should have a convention of 3,000 individuals in attendance. We have come close to that, both at the New Orleans Convention and the San Francisco. We must realize this goal in Miami.
The Executive Secretary's Desk WILLIAM H. WALKER
CHAPTER CHECK-LIST Although we tend to think of our fraternity as perpetual and of our chapters as continuous units within the whole, it is important to remember that the membership of chapters constantly shifts. With these changes, and in some cases when no membership changes occur, new officers take The Sphinx / October 1974
The Business Encouragement Project. This project got off to a good start at the San Francisco Convention. Brother LeRoy Jeffries is asking that seminars to encourage brothers to go into business be held in chapter meetings, state meetings and regional meetings during this year. It is at these levels that the real good of business encouragement can accrue. Project 5,000. We have achieved a financial membership of 10,000 brothers. (This includes life memberships.) We are setting a goal of 5,000 new members by the Miami Convention. This goal can be reached through new chapters, reclamation and the initiation of new members. Each brother ought to be individually responsible for adding to the roll one new Alpha man this year. New Headquarters Staff. The staff is making a real effort to give service to the brotherhood. The staff needs your support in answering communications promptly and utilizing the services of the office. Miss Black and Gold Pageant. We are asking each state and region to hold a "Miss Black and Gold Pageant" this year. The Southern Region has been outstanding for several years with this project. We hope other regions will do likewise. The delegates at the San Francisco Convention did not vote an increase in membership dues. As a result of continually rising cost, it means that the general Fraternity will have to cut back and stay within the money available. There is a great thrust forward in Alpha Phi Alpha and each brother is asked to feel personally involved to the extent that this thrust will carry us to realizing our full potential as Alpha men.
charge and certain responsibilities are often overlooked. This checklist is merely a skeleton of vital functions which should be attended to IMMEDIATELY! I. Register diaper Mailing Address and Officers — This must be done even if there are no changes from the previous year. Chapter Directories are available upon request from the General Office. II. Up-date Chapter Supply of Official Forms. — Check the chapter files and insure that you have an ample supply of Remittance of Funds. Notice of Initiation and Pin Order Forms. Also, check for the latest price list on materials supplied by the General Office. III. Pay Grand Tax as soon as possible . . All functioning members of chapters must be financial with the General Organization.
IV. Establish Contact with Supervising Officers — All chapters should establish initial contact with Regional Vice Presidents and the appropriate State and Regional Directors and keep them informed of chapter activities during the year. Adherence to these guidelines should provide a solid foundation for the chapter's activities and help to avoid a number of problems. Should problems occur, State and Regional Directors should be contacted for swift and appropriaet action. Additional requests for assistance and questions of procedure should be addressed to the General Office. "HELP US SERVE YOU" 1
OUTSTANDING BROTHER HONORED Brother Henry M. Collier
Rapidly approaching 51 years of matrimony, Brother and Mrs. Harry Stanback of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversity in December of 1973. A pillar of our great fraternity, Brother Stanback has been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha for over 57 years. He is a member of Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter in Philadelphia. The Stanbacks are a shining example of the dedication of an Alpha man, backed 100% by his lovely and gracious wife. All of Alphadom wishes them many years of future happiness.
All brothers assembled at the General Convention were informed, via report, that Brother Henry M. Collier, Jr. had been honored with the Southern Vice-President's Recognition Award by Bennie J. Harris, Southern Vice-President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This award is presented annually to an individual who has given untiring service to his community in some form. Brother Collier was described as "one who has given of himself totally to the endeavors of the Southern Region." Brother Collier now serves as an Administrator of the Southern Region, Chairman of the National Committee on Rules and Credentials and is the past Senior Regional Director of Georgia. A member of Beta Phi Lambda Chapter, Brother Collier is a cum laude graduate of Savannah State College and received the Medical Degree from Meharry Medical College. He has served as Chief of Staff of Charity Hospital and is an active staff member of the Memorial Medical Center, Georgia Infirmary, St. Joseph's and Warren Candler Hospital staffs.
WORKING TOWARD 75 The hardworking brothers of Beta Beta Lambda Chapter, hosts for the upcoming 1974 General Convention in Miami, were very much in evidence in San Francisco. Twenty-seven Alphas and Alphabettes from Miami were able to make the trip across the country and do an outstanding promotional job for the next convention . . . urging everyone to "Follow Me to Miami." An unusual feature of the San Francisco convention was a slide presentation conducted by Brother Cyrus Jollivette. He held the audience spellbound as he presented many beautiful aspects of Miami and the surrounding area. He then introduced the Director of Sales from the Miami Fountainbleu Hotel, who had journeyed to San Francisco for the occasion. All of the conventioneers were understandably impressed by the professional atmosphere of this event, triggering optimism that the 69th Anniversary Convention will surpass all others. For those who are not familiar with Beta Beta Lambda, it should be noted that this chapter, under the leadership of President George Koonce, is the 8th largest in all of Alphadom and certainly one of the most dynamic. Each future edition of the Sphinx, prior to convention time, will include additional information on the '75 Convention and the brothers in the South Florida area. 2
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1974 CONVENTION REPORT
Mrs. Lillian Benbow, National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, stated in her 1973 Convention Address that "Gone is the day when we (Black organizations) can afford to come from across the country to review our frustrations, acknowledge our meager successes, invite our token success stories and proceed for another two years (until the next convention)." This simple and powerful statement reflects the mood of most Black organizations as they reject complacency and press on for meaningful action. Statistically, Alpha Phi Alpha has the potential to be the most lethargic of its kind — since a major part of those who have "made it" lie among our ranks. The Alpha men assembled in San Francisco repudiated the very thought of such a condition! Throughout the meeting our minds were challenged. The "enemies" were brought to light, and we gladly accepted the realization that (in Sisyphus-like fashion) the mantle of leadership in the struggle for human dignity is ours for a long time to come ... perhaps even forever. Illustrative of this mood were the words of Brother Thomas Shropshire, who accepted the Equal Employment Opportunity Award for Miller Brewing Company (which he serves as a Vice President). After expressing his thanks for the honor, Brother Shropshire paused to express another emotion — disappointment. Disappointment in the fact that it is NECESSARY for Alpha, or anyone else, to give a special award to a corporation for doing something that should be done as a routine matter of course — namely, practice affirmative action, equal opportunity employment and corporate responsibility. Herein lies our challenge ... we can only rest when events such as the election of a Black mayor, the promotion of talented men and women of all colors, the selection of a Black to manage a major league baseball team, etc., will be accepted as everyday occurrences in accordance with the basic principles of human decency. Congratulations ...are NOT in order!
An impressive feature of this year's convention was the seminar conducted by the Business Encouragement Commission consisting of (above) Brothers LeRoy Jeffries, William Syphax, Thomas Shropshire, and (top right) Robell McMiller. (bottom right) Even the kids had a ball!
outreach to the community The 68th Anniversary Convention (60th General Convention) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was held August 2-8, 1974 at the Hotel St. Francis in San Francisco, California. The Convention was hosted by the Bay Area Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha and the Convention Chairman was Brother H. Welton Flynn of San Francisco. Over 2,000 persons registered for the convention, a process which was enhanced by an improved registration procedure. Hundreds of visitors attended various functions during the seven-day meeting. The Committee on Elections announced that Brother Walter Washington, President of Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, was re-elected General President for a two-year term beginning January 1, 1975. Also installed for the coming year were the five Regional Vice-Presidents, all incumbents: Eastern — Brother Charles P. Howard, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland; Midwestern — Brother James R. Williams of Akron, Ohio; Southern — Brother Bennie J. Harris of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Southwestern — Brother Robert M. King of Waco, Texas; and Western — Brother Thaddeus H. Hobbs of Los Angeles, California. Other members of the Board of Directors who were installed included General Treasurer Leven C. Weiss of Detroit, Michigan, who was re-elected for a one year term, and the five Regional Assistant Vice Presidents: Eastern — Brother Kenneth Goodrich of Baltimore, Maryland; Midwestern — Brother Louis DeSilva of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Southern — Brother Charles Banks of Tougaloo, Mississippi; Southwestern — Brother Harry Gatewood of Norman, Oklahoma; and Western — Brother Cecil A. Collins (incumbent) of Seattle, Washington. 4
The impressive installation ceremony was held at the Formal Banquet and was conducted by Past General President Frank Stanley, Sr., during what turned out to be his last General Convention appearance. The annual Job Interviews which are coordinated by the Equitable Opportunities Committee, under the chairmanship of Brother L. H. Stanton of New York City, were held daily at the University of San Francisco. Bus service was provided between the convention hotel and the interview site. Featured speakers for the convention functions included Congressman Charles Rangel, Chairman of the Black Congressional Caucus (Public Program Speaker); Bill Monroe, Washington Editor of the Today Show (Public Program); Harold Sims, Director of Corporate Affairs for Johnson and Johnson Company and former Acting Executive Director of the National Urban League; Thomas Shropshire, Vice President of Miller Brewing Company; and John H. Johnson, President of Johnson Publications. Prior to his address, Mr. Monroe accepted the fraternity's 1974 Public Service Award in behalf of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). The highlight of the convention was the Founder's Breakfast, a tribute to the fraternity's only surviving Jewel, Dr. Henry Arthur Callis. Participants in this event included Past General Presidents Raymond Cannon, Dr. Charles H. Wesley, A. Maceo Smith, Lionel Newsom and Ernest Morial . . . as well as Eastern Vice President Charles P. Howard and Southern Assistant Vice President Leonard C. Johnson. Social events were topped by the Formal Ball, the College Brothers Dance and a stunning fashion show for the ladies arranged by the Bay Area Wives, under the direction of Mrs. James Harris. The Sphinx / October 1974
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For a Job Well D o n e . . .
The Equitable Opportunities Luncheon was the scene of various awards for corporations who had practiced affirmative action. (left) Brother Walter Washington is seen congratulating members of the Johnson and Johnson Company along with Brother Thomas Shropshire of Miller Brewing Company (not shown). Both companies received awards during the ceremonies, (above center) Brother Harold Sims delivered a dynamic address, (above right) Mr. Richard Bittenbender accepts the award tor Container Corporation of America.
Alumni Chapter of the Year I O T A EPSILON L A M B D A Silver Spring, Maryland Even though this chapter is less than 5 years old, its community service program is undoubtedly one of the finest in the country, and they boast an active membership of 75 members. Their wholehearted support of the NAACP and other community organizations has done much to strengthen the solidarity of the Black community in the suburban Maryland area. To extend their influence, they have decided to sub-divide and start a new chapter. Yet their 1975 membership goal is 100. No doubt they will succeed!
College Chapter of the Year DELTA ETA Savannah State College After capturing the Southern Region's title in Greensboro, the brothers of Delta Eta proved that they were worthy representatives of "the heart of Alpha."
The Sphinx / October 1974
Alumni Brother of the Year
MAURICE L REED
No one is more dedicated to Alpha Phi Alpha nor has more courage to speak and act on the fraternity's behalf than Brother Reed. His fellow members of Zeta Delta Lambda Chapter in Springfield, Ohio attest that "in times of turbulence within the Chapter, he has repeatedly come through as one to regroup and reunify the chapter." And convention-goers will attest that when things "go wrong," you can also expect to receive a bit of "turbulence" from this dedicated Alpha man. Initiated into Xi Chapter at Wilberforce University, Brother Maurice Reed has been an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha since 1947. Life Member Number 439, he is the immediate past financial, recording and corresponding secretary of Zeta Delta Lambda Chapter, of which he is a charter member. Currently serving as Chairman of the Chapter Life Member Committee, he is spearheading a campaign to "stamp out Grand Tax" by recruiting Life Members. As a result of his efforts, approximately 40% of the active members of Zeta Delta Lambda are Life Members.
Awards Chairman Brother Tolly Harris watches as Brother Reed (right) accepts his trophy from General President Washington.
Everybody knows "Snooky" Reed . . . and there were few expressions of surprise when the Committee on Awards and Achievements announced the name of Brother Maurice L. Reed as the 1974 "Alumni Brother of the Year."
Nationally, Brother Reed has served as a member of the Audit Committee and as Chairman of the Elections Committee, and he is presently a member of the Committee on Recommendations. The "Alumni Brother of the Year" is extremely active in civic affairs in the Springfield community, especially in the area of vocational and career education. He is a member of the New Nork Street AME Church.
College Brother of the Year
GEORGE L. V A N A M S O N Brother George Van Amson was named the 1974 "College Brother of the Year" by the Committee on Awards and Achievements. A member of Zeta Eta Chapter at Columbia University, he also served as the 1973-74 Eastern Assistant Vice President of Alpha Phi Alpha. Brother Van Amson is a May '74 graduate of Columbia, receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. An intense scholar, he was awarded the 1973 Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship and, unknown to most brothers, he has even taken out a life insurance policy for the benefit of the Alpha Plhi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. Further, he is a varsity letterman in football, a member of the varsity baseball team, and was the Columbia Judo Champion in 1971. During his tenure as Eastern Assistant Vice President, Brother Van Amson presided over the first Regional Convention in the history of the fraternity which was organized and run by College Brothers. Much of the success of this event can be attributed to the leadership exhibited by this young brother. Perhaps the best description of George's abilities was given by Mr. Peter Pouncey, Dean of Columbia College. He states, "He is a natural leader . . . a master of diplomacy as well as of quiet and reasonable persistence . . . He is also one of the most eloquent and effective public speakers I have come across, a man capable of 'explicit' leadership as well as the more silent forms of moral leadership. But the truth is that what gives all these qualities their effectiveness is that they proceed from a core of absolute The Sphinx / October 1974
Brother George L. Van Amson, Eastern Assistant Vice (1973 â€˘ 1974)
integrity and decency which earns the respect of everyone." Beyond a doubt the character of Brother George Van Amson reflects favorably on all of the College Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha. 7
"the new emerging Black middle-class is cold and heartless" Lionel ai
The opening session of the 68th Anniversary Convention (60th General Convention) was highlighted by the Annual Report of the General President, Dr. Walter Washington. After enlightening the delegates on the "State of the Fraternity,'' Brotner Washington issued a mandate for action, subject to implementation by every local chapter of the fraternity, on the vital issues facing Alpha Phi Alpha and the total Black community. Addressing the theme "Elimination of the Ghetto," which was adopted in 1969 under the leadership of Past Genera] President Ernest Morial, Brother Washington noted that despite the fact that Alpha's housing program is the most successful of it's kind "we cannot eliminate the ghetto until we eliminate the ghetto mind." On this basis he maintained that adult or continuing education is vital in our everchanging society. For instance, if one should "build a house for a person in the ghetto and not change his value system, the house will become a ghetto. We must have an education program to complement housing or our efforts are all in vain." Further, Brother Washington reminded the brothers that "Adult or continuing education is not limited to the uneducated, but it lends itself to the continuous enrichment of the educated, as well." He urged each local chapter of Alpha to work for the establishment of a continuing education program its area and, upon establishment of these programs, to encourage the poor and uneducated to attend adult education classes. Dr. Washington also listed a number of alternative projects which might be suited to the environs of various local chapters, including work with the American Heart Association (hypertension — the killer of Black males), local civil rights projects and community education on the effects of "revenue sharing." He decried the lack of morality that seems prevalent in our culture and exhorted Alpha men to take the lead in rectifying this situation. Turning his attention to the new middle-class Blacks, Brother Washington delivered a bold indictment — "While more and more blacks are oriented toward middle-class values, the new emerging Black middle-class is cold and heartless." He stated that the basic values of the new Black middle-class must include compassion and a mission that will involve them (and their talents) in the upward mobility of the poor in America. It must not embrace all of the limitations that are found in the general American middle-class, such as migration to the suburbs and a lessening of contact with the poor and uneducated. They must stay with their less fortunate brothers and serve as a catalyst that will set them on their way upward toward attaining the "good life" in America. One possible means of implementing this objective was raised as the General President suggested a conference designed to formulate a Black middle-class manifesto for America. 8
There is a wholesale shortage of Blacks in both the professions and industry today and the plans of the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc., as articulated by its chairman — Brother Herman B. Smith, are designed to play an important part in bringing about much needed change. Brother Smith, who is also Chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (formerly Arkansas AM & N), was the Keynote Speaker at the convention's Educational Luncheon and challenged the brothers in attendance with the following statistics: "Of the some 130,000 practicing pharmacists in the US today, only about 3,000 are Black; of some 300,000 doctors, only 6,000 are Black — with the worst situations found in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, while there are no more than 100 Black doctors in most states. Although minorities make up about 15% o fthe U.S. population, only an estimated 1 % of Americans holding Ph.D.'s and fewer than 3,000 Blacks are among the nation's 300,000 doctoral degree holders." "And in the profession of law," he continued, "there was reported only some 420 Black lawyers in the South; only 2% of practicing engineers are Black; according to a recent report of Governor Andrew Brimmer of the Federal Reserve Board, more than 25% of all business firms with 15 or more employees in 1973 had no Black employees and the business with the poorest record of Black employment were securities and commodities brokers, more than half of which did not employ a single Black." "The Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation has a commitment to work to effect change in these statistics subsequently in our daily lives," said this prominent Alpha educator as he presented to the convention the plans for the first phase of a Million-Dollar funding campaign. In the true spirit of our fraternity the foundation has determined the initial funds in this drive should come from within the brotherhood. Dr. Smith stated "After the $1-million from Alpha men has been realized, gifts will be secured from non-Alpha sources to increase our endowment — we, Alpha Phi Alpha, must take leadership . . ." During his address, Brother Smith revealed to the audience that upon his arrival at the convention he found a check in excess of $1,500, to be used in the campaign (which had been mailed to the site by a brother who was unable to attend). He then announced that each of the fraternity's five regional vice presidents had made commitments to raise varying amounts within their respective regions. This very successful luncheon closed in a flurry of activity as many brothers made personal donations and/or signed pledge cards in support of the foundation's worthy project.
"We, Alpha Phi Alpha, must take the leadership" Brother Herman B. Smith The Sphinx / October 1974
W e must sieze audacious economic power"
Coming as it did in the midst of the House Judiciary Committee's hearings on the impeachment of former President Richard Nixon, the address by Brother Charles Rangel (D-NY) made the Public Program of the 68th Anniversary Convention an event of great interest to the entire San Francisco and Bay Area community. Congressman Rangel brought a first-hand perspective to the brothers of Alpha at one of the most critical junctures in American history. Expressing his opinion on Watergate as a member of the Judiciary Committee, Brother Rangel predicted that Richard Nixon would be impeached by the House of Representatives (a point of view which later became evident to the president himself). Rangel then assessed Nixon's tendency to disregard minority rights and social welfare programs on the basis of what he (Nixon) contended was his overwhelming "mandate from Middle America." Noting that the black members of Congress also had mandates from their constituents, Rangel quipped, "Nixon said he was elected to do a job, and the Black Caucus will do a job when the case gets to the floor. After they have done their job, there will be the greatest reason for prison reforms —
Brother JOHN H. JOHNSON
"We must seize audacious economic power," declared Brother John H. Johnson to the brothers and their guests assembled in the Grand Ballroom for the Formal Banquet of the 68th Anniversary Convention. Recalling that years ago the late Brother Adam Clayton Powell had outlined an ambitious plan to make significant gains in the political areana — a plan which is rapidly becoming a reality, Johnson stated that "The time is now for us to begin encouraging our best minds to enter business." Brother Johnson, President of Johnson Publishing Company of Chicago, cited "a total commitment to succeed" as the most important ingredient in any business venture. "We must recognize," he said, "that no one voluntarily gives away economic power." Further, he pointed out that the only path to freedom is to reinforce our gains in education, and politics with "economic power." He expressed his pleasure with the formation of Alpha's Commission on Business Encouragement and declared that it is the duty of Alpha Phi Alpha to pioneer in this field. "We must use the legacy passed to us from our leaders in other fields and carry the mantle of leadership forward." Reflecting on his own rise to success, Johnson urged Alpha's brothers who are in positions of respect and leadership to discount the myth of "mystery" usually associated with the business world. "It's basically common sense," he observed, and "one can go into business if he has knowledge of an area and if a need exists for whatever it is he can provide." As an example of this theory he noted that his career in publishing grew out of a job with an insurance company which required that he read newspapers and magazines and give the company president a digest of what was happening in the black community. "He seemed pleased with what I was doing for him, and, knowing about Readers Digest, one day I thought 'Why not a Negro Digest?'." The capacity crowd marveled as this man who has become a legendary business figure shunned any claims to possessing a secret business formula. "Anyone can do what I did if they have a total commitment." In closing, he noted that no business problems are insurmountable, "There is always a solution — we may not know what it is, but it exists." The Sphinx / October 1974
"Black folks have done more for America than America has done for the Black folks" (one) that you have never seen before. But, when we get through with Nixon, we will be saddled with Mr. Ford. It only proves that with Gerald Ford — anybody can get to be Vice-President of this country." The New York Congressman, who serves as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, noted the many contributions of Black persons and pre-dominately Black organizations to the growth and development of this country. He reminded his audience that "Black folks have done more for America than America has done for Black folks." Shifting his remarks to another subject, Rangel contended that the Black middle class is following the example of its white counterpart and "is fearful" that "his Black brothers will move in and take over and be a threat to his White Assimilation." Said Rangel, "The saying 'Black is Beautiful' has become a struggle for financial power," and he warned that "those who sleep with George Wallace in Alabama will not sleep with me in Harlem."
Brother Charles B. Rangel
"Wider currents are still running, slowly but visibly toward understanding and equality" Bill Monroe, Washington Editor of "The Today Show," sounded a note of optimism as he accepted Alpha Phi Alpha's 1974 Public Service Award to the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Monroe told the members of the San Francisco community who were gathered at the Public Program that, despite the morbid tone of most news to which we are subjected, "The larger, wider currents are still running, slowly but visibly, toward greater understanding and equality. He maintained that "You can see it in the increasing number of Black mayors, Black Congressmen and Congresswomen." The award was presented by Past General President Charles H. Wesley, who praised the company's outstanding record for high-quality broadcasting. The citation reads in part, "Through the relentless pursuit of its policy of fair, objective reporting, the single program has opened the doors of countless viewers to the accomplishments and contributions of all people — regardless of race, color, creed or background — to the American way of life." Mr. Monroe then delivered the following remarks, based on his unique experinece in the field of broadcast journalism: "You and I know about the various pieces of grim news these days about the continuing contradictions and defects on the American racial scene; the special effects of inflation and unemployment — 'last hired, first fired'; school integration, at least for the moment, up the blind alley of neighborhood segregation. "But this country is complex enough to have different currents running in different directions at the same time. And sometimes, it seems to me, the larger, wider currents are still running, slowly but visibly, toward understanding and equality. You can see it in the increasing numbers of Black mayors, Black Congressmen and Congresswomen. You can meet them on the 'Today' show. "You can feel the tide moving forward in the words of Barbara Jordan, who exudes fire reminiscent of Mahalia Jackson. She told the nation the other night she finally feels included in 'We, the people.' " 'My faith in the Constitution,' she said, 'is whole, it is complete, it is total. I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution.' "You can also see things moving forward, sometimes unexpectedly, in the faces and voices of white people. "Just a few mornings ago on the 'Today' show we interviewed Congressman Richardson Preyer, a North Carolina Democrat who used to be a judge. He was trying to explain how the South looks at impeachment. He mentioned the patriotic, military tradition of the South and its tendency to be loyal to the President, the Commander-in-Chief. Then he mentioned the Southern traditions of religion and morality that tend to support a stern view of the President's conduct. 10
Discussing religion and the South, he brought in the name of Barbara Jordan. 'If you think she sounds like the daughter of a Baptist minister,' he said, 'you're right. She is.' "Something happened at that moment that went deeper than those quiet words spoken in a Carolina accent. A white Southern politician had gone out of his way to point to a Black woman from Texas as a symbol of the best values of the South. "It was quite a week. The Judiciary Committee voting impeachment. Part of the process, three thoughtful speeches from Black Congressmen and Congresswomen, including Miss Jordan's pledge of allegiance to the Constitution. And a North Carolina Congressman saying, in effect, right out in front of the nation and his own people, 'Look at that upright woman, Barbara Jordan, she is the South.' "On behalf of Executive Producer Stuart Schulberg, NBC, and all of us on the 'Today' show, we are proud to receive this award." The Sphinx / October 1974
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Brother Steven L Jones, Midwestern Assistant Vice (1973 - 1974)
I am Brother STEVEN L. JONES, the past (1973-1974) Midwestern Assistant Vice President. During our 68th Anniversary Convention in San Francisco, I was charged by the College Brothers in attendance to do a summary report on the activities of the College Brothers during the Convention. The following is a report of our activities. The foundation for our activities during this Convention was centered around the Recommendations of College Brothers presented during the 67th Anniversary Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, and those subsequently approved by the Board of Directors. The Recommendations which directly affected College Brothers in attendance at the 68th Convention were as follows: 1. There should be a College Brothers Caucus scheduled on the Convention agenda for the first day and after the first session. This item was implemented. College Brothers were provided with a room along with a "College Brothers Caucus" with our General President, Brother Walter Washington. 2. Specific programs that should be implemented in the Convention agenda for College Brothers should include: a. Soul Train competition with awards b. Basketball Tournament c. Hospitality Suite for College Brothers d. Bait-a-Date Reception e. College Brothers housing on college campuses, if The Sphinx / October 1974
applicable; with transportation to and from meetings. Items a, b, and e were not implemented. Items c and d were marginally met. College Brothers were provided with a "Hospitality Room" â€” but with no refreshments provided, nor music. In contrast, the children of Alumni Brothers (ie., pre-teens and teens) were provided with a "Hospitality Room" with refreshments (i.e., Pepsi, etc.) and music. It was assessed by the College Brothers that ALPHA wives and children had more planned activities than College Brothers. 3. An assistant to the Director of Conventions should be appointed to answer directly to the needs of College Brothers. This item was approved in an October 1973 meeting of the Board of Directors in Chicago, Illinois. Brother MICHAEL J. PRICE, Assistant Executive Secretary, was appointed to this position. Brother PRICE, due to his many responsibilities in the re-organization of the Executive Secretary's Staff and budgetary considerations, was not able to effectively serve in this position. It is hoped that in the coming conventions it will be possible for Brother PRICE or whoever may fill this position to be provided with the necessary time and budgetary considerations to work more closely with the Director of Conventions . . . in an effort to meet the needs of College Brothers in attendance at our national conventions. 11
For the remainder of the College Brothers' Recommendations, refer to Page 1-47 of the Minutes of the 67th Anniversary Convention (held in New Orleans, Louisiana). Because many of the College Brothers' Recommendations were approved by the Board of Directors and not implemented, it became the desire of the College Brothers to make sure that all Recommendations passed are implemented at all future conventions. With the proper motion, all of the College Brothers' Recommendations which were approved by the Board of Directors were moved to be implemented at future conventions. The general body voted in favor of implementation of the Recommendations. In essence, College Brothers have been told that ALL OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF COLLEGE BROTHERS WHICH WERE APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AT ALL FUTURE CONVENTIONS. The College Brothers Caucus also proposed a budget of $2,850.00 to be used by the General Convention Committee for the implementation of "College Brothers Activities" for the Miami Convention. Due to budgetary considerations, this amount may be increased; remain the same; or, be decreased. No matter which way it may go, College Brothers will have funds earmarked to meet their needs in Miami. Other areas which were covered included: (A) . . . the manner in which the $1.00 rebate paid out of Grand Tax to the regions was being used to benefit College Brothers. It was agreed that College Brothers in their respective regions should work with their Assistant Vice President to develop programs which would benefit them, i.e., State Planning Meetings, Regional Newsletters, Workshops, etc. (B) . . . the lack of participation of College Brothers on Standing Committees and Commissions. (According to the Constitution and By-Laws, Article X, subSection 11.1 states that: "AT LEAST TWO MEMBERS OF EACH STANDING COMMITTEE OR COMMISSION SHALL BE COLLEGE BROTHERS.") Forthwith, it shall be the responsibility of interested College Brothers — who are responsible and willing to work — to submit a resume stating their qualifications and the specific committee or commission to which they wish to be appointed. A copy should be sent — by certified mail — to our General President, with copies being forwarded to their regional Vice President and Assistant Vice President. A copy should, of course, be kept by the sender, along with the certified mail remittance. To become aware of the workings of our Fraternity, it is of the utmost importance to serve on the various committees and commissions — therefore, resumes should be submitted at once! (C) . . . the need for greater communications between College Brothers within each region. Where it is possible, chapters should visit other chapters within their regions. For the Western and Southwestern Regions where chapters are scattered, possibly a Newsletter can generate communication. Also, it was assessed that Regional Conventions (which are more assessable to many College Brothers) should serve as the focal point 12
at which College Brothers can come together to share and exchange mutual concerns. By participating in the sessions at Regional Conventions, College Brothers can also become more knowledgeable about the workings of ALPHA. (D) . . . the need for greater involvement of Assistant Vice Presidents. Because Assistant Vice Presidents represent the "voice" of College Brothers within their regions and on the Board of Directors, they must be effective. To be effective they will need input from College Brothers on developing new programs and evaluating old ones. If the Assistant Vice Presidents do not receive input from College Brothers, they must go out and seek it themselves! College Brothers can no longer afford to wait on ineffective Assistant Vice Presidents. (E) . . . the fact that College Brothers must review and understand the Constitution and By-Laws of ALPHA PHI ALPHA, along with Roberts Rules of Order. Brothers, the items which were covered are only words about what should be done. All the efforts of College Brothers and concerned Alumni Brothers will stand naked until College Brothers get more involved in the workings of ALPHA. What was done at San Francisco was to once again reestablish what has been promised to be done in the past . . . with the exception of College Brothers realizing that whatever we wish to attain will require a commitment of involvement by College Brothers. Let us work in harmony with every Brother. Let us work together to make sure — from this date forth — that College Brothers only take forward steps. When we meet in Miami in '75, let us say, "Yes!" . . . College Brothers have done their jobs (rather than why the job wasn't done). May God bless all my Brothers and keep you strong, for College Brothers are the future leaders of ALPHA! Until MIAMI . . . The Sphinx / October 1974
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and t b e CbaRcb /W f/ie 7948 General Convention in Tulsa, an ambitious young student from Morehouse College delivered the Undergraduate Address. In it he expressed scorn for persons who, like Pontius Pilate, know what is right but do not possess the moral courage to do what is right By 1974 this man had become the highest ranking layman in the Episcopal Church. He proved himself true to his creed oy resigning this office in protest of the Church's ban against women priests. In the following article, Dr. Charles Willie, a former member of the Executive Council of Alpha Phi Alpha, explains the reasons tor his controversial stand.
At the 1970 General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States in Houston, Texas, the Committee on Theological Education urged the House of Deputies to adopt a resolution affirming "that women are eligible to seek and accept ordering . . . to the priesthood and to be ordained and consecrated to the episcopate." That General Convention as well as the 1973 General Convention failed to approve this resolution. A deputation to the General Convention consists of eight people—four clergy and four lay people. When a vote by orders is called for, the clergy and lay people vote separately. Under the rules of a vote by orders, there are only two votes The Sphinx / October 1974
per deputation—one for all clergy and one for all lay people. Of the 99 clerical deputations that voted in Houston, 49.7 percent favored the ordination of women and 29.0 percent were against; 21.2 percent were split with some clergy favoring and some opposing ordination. Among lay people, there were 91 deputations which voted; 54.1 percent favored the ordination of women while 31.6 percent were against; only 14.3 percent of the deputations of lay people were split with some favoring and some opposing. Of all deputations that voted for or against the ordination of women in Houston, therefore, clearly a majority favored their ordination. But the wish of the majority was frustrated because of an archaic 13
"If you think they are unlearned, we can send them to seminaries, if you think they are not holy, we can teach them how to pray. But if you dismiss them simply because they are female, they can do nothing — because God Almighty made them that way." Dr. Charles V. Willie practice in the Episcopal Church of counting a deputation which is split or divided as a negative vote, even though half of the members in a divided deputation wish an issue to be favorably considered. It should go without saying that such a method of voting is undemocratic. Thus, the resolution failed to receive a majority of the votes cast because of the way split deputations of clerical or lay orders are counted. How can the church counsel the state on ways or perfecting democracy when the church's own methods of decisionmaking are defective? Some women who believe that they have been called to be priests in the Episcopal Church were disappointed by this legal but undemocratic action in 1970. But they waited, believing that in 1973, as Martin Luther King, Jr. used to say, "the rough place (would be) made plains, and the crooked places . . . made straight." But such was not to be. In 1973, the Louisville General Convention passed into history without acting favorably upon any resolution affirming the right of women to be ordained as priests. Twice during the 1970 decade, the General Convention was presented the opportunity to confirm the personhood of women by affirming their right to be professional priests. Twice it did blunder. Some might say that the actions of General Convention were not sexist and had nothing to do with discrimination against women. But I say that an overwhelming majority of General Convention member are men. This fact speaks louder than their denial of the presence of prejudice. An article by two male reporters summarizing the actions of the 1973 General Convention made this observation: "If you are a woman interested in ordination to the priesthood or episcopacy you will have to wait awhile. And no one knows for how long." There is a dictum in American jurisprudence that justice delayed is justice denied. There are parallels between the Civil Rights Movement and the Women's Movement. In reality, both are freedom movements for men as well as women, and for blacks and browns as well as whites. Unfulfilled hope tends to turn into despair and eventually into rage. You recall the end of the 1960 decade and how frustrated blacks were enraged. Back in 1963 there was hope. Louis Harris found that nearly twothirds of black Americans believed that the attitudes of whites would be better in about five years. But in 1968, five years later, that hope had not been fulfilled. As a matter of fact, the gap between whites and blacks was widening in some areas, and in 1968 the esteemed leader of poor black people, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. Riot14
ing broke out in more than 100 communities across the nation. These were the actions of enraged people full of despair. without hope, who could not take any more at that time. In the church some members are in a condition of defiance similar to the defiance against the state which occurred in the Civil Rights Movement. The hope after Houston for the full participation of women in the church was dashed in Louisville and two men reporters said "no one knows for how long." Thus, the responsibility now has fallen directly upon those who feel aggrieved "to make no peace with oppression," and to redeem the General Convention of the Episcopal Church from a foolish mistake of denying women full participation in all roles in the church, including the priesthood. As blacks refused to participate in their own oppression by going to the back of the bus in 1955 in Montgomery, women refused to cooperate in their own oppression by remaining on the periphery of full participation in the church in 1974 in Philadelphia. It was an unjust law of the state which demeaned the personhood of blacks by requiring them to move to the back of the bus, and it is an unjust law of the church which demeans women by denying them the opportunity to be professional priests. Thus, women who were qualified to be priests were ordained July 29, 1974 in an irregular service which they initiated and which involved approximately 2,000
"A law that demeans personhood is an unjust law" people and four bishops. The service was irregular because the bishops of the dioceses in which the women deacons served had not authorized the four bishops to act in their behalf. The service was valid, however, and was similar to the self-determining activities of blacks in the 1960's, especially the sit-ins. How can a religious organization condemn sexism in the world and at the same time condone legislative action which discriminates against women in the church? When two claims—the right to full participation in society and its institutions and the right to maintain a system of corporate authority—are in contention with each other, a choice is necessary. In my system of values, the kind of persons takes precedence over the right of corporations when the two are in contention with each other, especially when the right of one person does not interfere with the right of another. The purpose of law, including church law, is to enhance the humanity of men and women, and boys and girls. A law which demeans personhood is a law unworthy of obeying. The canons of the Episcopal Church limit opportunities for women in arbitrary ways. The Episcopal Church is not an equal opportunity employer. Now women are doing for the Church what blacks did for the state—changing its evil ways and the first step toward change came in a service in the Church of the Advocate, a predominantly black congregation in North Philadelphia, led by the Rev. Paul Washington.
"The purpose of law, including Church law, is to enhance the humanity of men AND women" The Sphinx / October 1974
I7GBGJ0 the man
• • The New Frontier (which never really got off the ground) is a thing of the past. The Great Society has virtually disappeared, and its few remaining remnants are gradually being purged by the administration. But what of the problems that inspired these ambitious programs? Poverty, illiteracy, poor housing, inadequate medical care, and frustration (to the point of mass depression) seem to have survived in such a hearty fashion that it is hard to believe that just a few years ago we were in the midst of the "War on Poverty." As the focus of our national government has turned to the excitement of foreign affairs and "shuttle diplomacy," the burden of caring for the basic social needs of the poor has been shifted to various stages of state and local government. Since the poor can no longer turn to JFK, LBJ and HEW, they now look to Kenneth Gibson, Abe Beame and Richard Hatcher to provide help. In Chicago, they look to Mayor Richard J. Daley — and if the lines on the organizational chart run true to form, Mayor Daley looks to Erwin A. France (who serves as Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and is Director of the one hundred million dollar Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunities-Model Cities Program). Mr. France occupies a highly visible position in the city administration and, in many instances, it appears that he acts as a sort of "surrogate mayor" — with emphasis on reaching the Black community. Some have questioned whether the job is anything more than just "window dressing." Perhaps the most convincing argument against such a theory is to know Erwin France. Brisk, self-assured and highly competent, he does not leave one with the impression that he is a man easily manipulated. The governmental bureaucracy of the Windy City is a cloak and dagger operation, and rumors fly fast and furious — like the recent story that one of the Mayor's assistants (for another area) had diverted a large sum of money previously earmarked for France's Model CitiesCCUO budget. Most knowledgeable sources, however, seem to feel that France is afforded as much respect and wields as much clout as the other various department heads. By any yardstick, a position which provides a direct pipeline to Mayor Richard J. Daley (who has been known to make or break United States presidents) is one of extreme importance. Brother France (Vice President of Xi Lambda Chapter) holds a B.S. degree in Group Worker Education from George Williams College and a M.A. degree in Urban Studies from Loyola University of Chicago. He has previously worked with the Illinois State Employment Service, the Chicago Youth Opportunities Center, and the Chicago Commission on Youth Welfare. He is a member of the Congregational Church of Park Manor and also serves as a trustee of George Williams The Sphinx / October 1974
Brother Erwin A. France serves as Administrative Assistant to Richard J. Daley, Mayor of Chicago. In an interview for the Sphinx, he discusses his role in city government, as well as expressing his thoughts on several issues of vital importance to the Black community.
College and Roosevelt University. In 1963, he became the first Black to be named one of Chicago's Ten Outstanding Business Executives by the Chicago Jaycees. As Chicago reaches the point where some consider the election of a Black mayor as a probable occurrence in the near future, the name of Erwin France frequently appears as one of the Blacks who might possibly enjoy the support of the famous "Daley machine." When asked if he considers himself a possible candidate, France issued a categorical "No!." However, he did point out that among those Blacks most prominently mentioned as possible candidates he is one of the few who is "a professional municipal administrator . . . both by training and experience." As for his candidacy at a later date, he remarked that "people who are observers of the political scene know that you make decisions when you have to make them." Perhaps only time will give the final answer. Erwin A. France is fast becoming a leader of national stature, primarily in his role as President of the National Model Cities Community Developing Directors Association. Aiso, he has twice been selected to represent the United States in missions abroad — first as a member of the United States Delegation to the U. S. Nations Conference on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Delinquents in Stockholm, Sweden, and secondly as a member of the United States Delegation which studied the development of industrialized housing and new towns in seven countries of Europe. In the summer of 1973, he lead the first delegation of American youth from the United States permitted to tour the Peoples Republic of China. A specialist in urban affairs, Brother France has emerged as a major spokesman for the position of cities in matters of social responsibility. He became Director of Model CitiesCCUO in 1971, when the program was formed through the merger of two existing programs — the Model Cities Program, a federally funded community improvement project, and the Community Action Program (CAP), which encompasses a 15
range of projects including Headstart, day care centers and adult education. And despite highly-publicized criticisms of Chicago's city government, France maintains that in this area Chicago is a leader: "We are one of the few cities where the two programs operate as one. But our concern is this — ultimately, the objective of both programs is to improve the quality of human life. When we talk about having a high quality of life, we recognize that people have got to be healthy . . . and I don't mean healthy only in the medical sense. "We've been working on a quality of life index which states that a high quality of life, by definition, involves the health of an individual in terms of his physical well-being, his emotional well-being, his ethical well-being, his spiritual well-being, his economic well-being and his intellectual well-being. Unless a person is achieving in all of those areas, he is not going to experience a high quality of life. We believe that the survival of any society depends upon the ability of that society to respond to peoples needs in these areas . . . and everything we do in the work of Model Cities-CCUO is aimed at improving the quality of life and reinforcing people's gains in those areas that I have just mentioned." This is the philosophy that Erwin France brings to the Chicago city government, and his views on the various issues of importance reflect this background.
. . . and his views THE ROLE OF BLACK GREEK-LETTER ORGANIZATIONS As a fraternity man, he has some very definite views on the role of Black greek-letter organizations in the struggle to eliminate poverty. In 1972, he was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and explains that he did so partly as an extension of his work at Model Cities-CCUO. He noted that "Alpha has a history and a tradition (being the oldest Black greek-letter organization) of providing leadership . . . and this is a tradition that should be maintained." He feels that this is extremely important because "I believe that if an ethnic group is to succeed, it must have institutions. There are only two institutions left in our society which are indigenous to the Black community . . . one is the Black church and the other is the Black greek-letter organization. Therefore, they become vital keys in terms of the success that the Black community in this country will experience or fail to experience. Therefore, the burden of responsibility is on them to pick up the mantle of leadership and run with it." Further, he notes that "The Black greek-letter organization becomes especially critical if you accept the notion that it has always been the intelligentsia who have provided the leadership that has made it possible for a people or a community to achieve." As a result of our experiences as college-trained men and the legacy we inherit as Alpha men, France states that we have an obligation to use our fraternity for the betterment of mankind: "I think that if any Black greek-letter organization has the capacity to provide leadership, Alpha Phi Alpha does . . . there should be some very precise goals which grow out of our national program." For instance, ". . . every chapter ought to put a kid through medical school every year and commit itself to supporting that kid — not just get him in there, but get him out as well. I think that every chapter, or certainly every region, should have some kind of legislative lobbying capacity, or at least legislative education." These and other goals of their type would be designed to reap maximum effec16
tiveness from the resources that exist within the fraternity. THE ROLE OF BLACK COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS As Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, France is considered a member of the establishment — an establishment that often comes under attack from community organizations led by more militant Blacks. Many people tend to be suspicious of establishment Blacks, especially when Black leaders such as Ralph Metcalfe and Jesse Jackson have become frequent and vocal critics of Mayor Daley's administration. France, however, sees no conflict between his interests and those of other groups: "What I'm saying is that outside of the framework of government, the Black middle class leadership has got to move to the point where it is doing everything possible to educate the masses and keep them on the case. That's the value of an organization like PUSH. People often ask me, 'How do you and Jesse Jackson get along?' Well, it's ironic that Jesse called while we were talking. We get along because we understand that we are about the same thing. There are some things whicn must be done from inside government — and there are limits to what can be done there. And, there are other things which must be done outside the government — and there are limits to what can be done there. Our objective is to use the totality of our resources to insure that the masses understand what the issues are and where to bring pressure and when to bring it. This is what keeps the bureaucracy honest." THE URBAN CRISIS Brother France is acutely aware of criticisms which are frequently leveled at urban administrations and admits that there are a number of problems which must be overcome. But, he is adamant in his belief that those who place all of the blame on local governments fail to understand the complexity of the situation. Discussing this point, he states: "I'm not one who defends the cities and says that there are no problems in the cities. Many of these problems are created as a result of the fact that cities have grown so rapidly and have had to absorb vast new populations who have followed the sociological trend of movement from the rural areas to the central cities in search of opportunity. And, whenever you have this kind of vast growth you have all kinds of problems that are attendant to it. One point is that the problems are growing in most cities at a rate which is more rapid than the cities' ability to deal with them. A second point is that the whole concept of municipal government has changed in the last decade, and cities are strapped financially in terms of their ability to deal with the change. The historic role of city government was one of (a) Public Safety — that is, police and fire protection; (b) Avoiding the Spread of Communicable Disease — that is, a disease-control oriented health department as opposed to a preventive health department; and, (c) Housekeeping — that is, keeping the streets clean to the extent that it can be done. The tax base of the city was essentially built around those three things." The basic cause of the current crisis is, in France's view, that people have been making demands for the city to become involved in more areas — human resources, adult education, senior citizens, housing, etc. — but, at the same time, have made no provisions to provide the additional revenue needed for these projects Most cities are limited by law as to the means by which they may generate revenue and limited by political pressure (or just plain common sense) as to the amount of taxation which is levied to create new revenue. The Sphinx / October 1974
Brother France chats with Winston Moore, head of the Cook County Deparment of Corrections.
"The cities are saddled with a tax base that is essentially a real estate tax base . . . and most people who run cities understand that you can only tax property so far. Beyond that point, people revolt — they just don't pay." THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN SOCIAL WELFARE As president of a national organization of urban administrators, France frequently articulates the position of the cities in domestic problems. He contends that the Federal government is "passing the buck" in an arbitrary and unfair manner. He states "Certain problems are problems of national magnitude — for example, the problems of education, air and water pollution, unemployment, and crime in the streets. These are not problems that are limited, in terms of political boundaries, to any one city or set of cities. They are national problems. They are problems that will, if we fail to solve them, cause this entire country to go down the drain. The 'philosophy of the cities' is that national problems ought to be met with national resources." This is true, he contends, not just because the cities cannot handle these areas but because a city like Chicago "sends a helluva lot more money to Washington than it gets back." Thus, it becomes clear that if these problems are to be solved, the Federal govesnment must recorder its priorities and be prepared to assume its responsibility in matters of social welfare. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FEDERAL SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMS It should be realized, of course, that very few people can argue with the objectives outlined by France. Not even Richard Nixon contended that goals such as preventing disease, providing adequate education for all persons and combating unemployment were undesirable. However, he and other conservatives have claimed that the "Great Society programs were failures. In fact, a number of Blacks have been known to express opposition to such projects. Most criticisms develop along two major issues: (a) that the programs were unworkable, ineffective and misused, and (b) that too much of the money was going to create jobs for middle-class Blacks and thus not reaching the needy poor. France dismisses both contentions as "high sounding rhetoric." Addressing the alleged failure of the The Sphinx / October 1974
programs, he noted that the problems of the Black poor are not problems which were recently created: "You cannot expect problems that are the cumulative result of 200 years to be eliminated in a decade. The Economic Opportunity Act was passed just ten years ago . . . How can the president or anybody else point the finger at programs and say, 'Let's junk them because they have failed,' when even the oldest one may have had nine years in which to succeed? How can you eradicate the problem of poverty when you spend half as much on it as you do to put a man on the moon?" France admits to a degree of misuse in the program but is quick to indicate that this certainly is a classic case of throwing-out-the-babywith-the-bath. "Have all of the programs been run well? No . . because we don't know how to run them that well. Has there been some misuse and abuse? Yes . . . partly because we're dealing with human beings and I think that the man who just left the White House is an indication that even the people who have the greatest amount of public trust tend to misuse and abuse. And yet, it was the president (Nixon) who said, 'let's abandon these programs because there's too much abuse, too much misuse, too much waste,' and so on. And now just look . . . the national government is in shambles in the domestic area." The allegation that the Black middle class siphons off substantial amounts of the funds that were earmarked for the poor is particularly crucial. It is this claim that has the tragic effect of dividing the Black community in an area where unanimity is essential. France vehemently denounces this tactic as a "phony" issue: "It's a phony argument for this reason. If you have a program to teach children how to read, you must have teachers. And teachers are, by definition, middle class. But you cannot take non-readers, non-educated people and teach people how to read — at least we have not yet figured out how to do it. The teaching of reading is a science. You learn it at a teachers college, you learn it as the result of having taken courses in methods of teaching reading, etc., and you cannot apply it until you learn it. Again, anyone who has been to college is, by definition, middle class. I don't see why this is such a shock to anyone . . . Yes, substantial funds have gone to the middle classes. I know few people who have gone to college and received a degree that are willing to work for no pay. If you study the development of any ethnic group you find that it has always been the educated and trained people who have 'led folks out of bondage,' so to speak." Further, France believes that this is not only true, but desirable. Realization of this fact should have the effect of alerting the Black middle class that they cannot afford to let the government cut back on social programs just because they (the middle class) are no longer on welfare. He states, "Black people have historically had to rely on government for employment because due to the pattern of discrimination in this country the private sector couldn't absorb them repidly enough. When you start cutting the Federal government's share of the economy, what you are doing is putting Black folks (middle class and poor) out on the streets." Finally, France insists that there is substantial evidence in Model Cities-CCUO and other programs of its kind that progress has been made. The most ironic statistic is that a number of the middle class people accused of receiving government funds were not middle class eight years ago when the programs began . . . and they would not be middle class if the programs had not been in existence to provide the assistance they needed. That's progress! 17
Lately it has become an established fact the Olde South "just ain't what it used to be." Blacks have become increasingly prominent in previously taboo
areas and black children are finally being presented with positive images worthy of emulation. One of the new imagemakers is Brother Leonard Wilmer, host
and producer of a 30 minute variety television program called Concern, '74. Aired on KTAI Channel 6 (an NBC affiliate in Shreveport, Louisiana), Concern, '74 is designed to expose vital local and national issues to the Ark-La-Tex viewing audience (composed of east Texas, south Arkansas, southeast Oklahoma and northwest Louisiana). The program deals with medical, historical, educational and political items of special concern to Blacks, as well as presenting general entertainment and sports. An extremely articulate host, Brother Wilmer has interviewed a host of black leaders, entertainers, elected officials and other distinguished citizens. During the past 3 years, guests on Concern, '74 have included United States Congressmen Louis Stokes (OH) and John Conyers (MI), Fayette (MS) Mayor Charles Evers, jazz artist Donald Byrd and Louisiana officials Governor Edwin Edwards and Senator Johnston. Added to this busy schedule, Brother Wilmer is an associate Professor of Chemistry at Southern University-Shreveport and Director of the Chemistry, Nursing and Allied Health Programs. He is a member of Delta Upsilon Lambda Chapter.
Brother Edward Turner
Dr. EDWARD TURNER is a physician with a cause. Rather than settling for the easy option of carrying out a peaceful but secure and lucrative practice in obstetrics and gynecology, Brother Turner devotes much of his time to fighting what he calls the "inequities" in health care service — both in his native Detroit and nationwide. A vocal advocate of the fundamental right for decent medical service, Ed Turner even became a candidate for the Detroit Common Council primarily in an effort to focus attention on the fact that the establishment (run by corporate-type hospital administrators) is committed to excluding Blacks from the mainstream of both medical education and health care delivery. Turner states that the "Nixon-type" mentality is not confined to Capitol Hill. This is extremely evident in medical schools, where few Blacks are admitted and those who are become sub-
jected to tremendous pressure designed to insure their failure in the profession. One root of this problem is the fact that most schools (and hospitals) are run by administrators who place a higher value on research and being "academic" than on the training of sensitive doctors to treat human beings. Another controversial subject tackled head-on by Brother Turner is the influx of foreign doctors into the country. He says "While there are many excellent foreign physicians, we must not accept them and help them to the neglect of our own Black aspirants to medical education. There is no doubt that one who has lived here all of his life and speaks the language can relate to Americans better than someone who has not." America's needy poor face other dire menaces which must be avoided. One is the continuation of the "Tuskegeetype" activities, in which the health and lives of Blacks are wantonly sacrificed
Brother Wilmer is shown interviewing Stokes during a segment of Concern
Ohio Congressman '74.
The Sphinx / October 1974
AMCMG4N MCING ENTiftPMSCS A quarter of a century ago Jackson Robinson made a dream come true. Years later, Brother Dr. Martin Luther King articulated that dream and made it a part of the soul of every black person in America (and, indeed, the world). Today, the members of Black American Racing Enterprises (BARE) are attempting to overcome the hurdles in their path and re-live the triumph of Jackie Robinson . . . to experience the thrill of success in a field never before traversed by persons of our race. The founder-president of BARE and major domo of the operation in Brother Leonard Miller, a Life Member who is actively affiliated with Iota Zeta Lambda Chapter in Trenton, New Jersey. Black American Racing Enterprises began the 1974 season as the first black auto racing team under the sponsorship of a major corporation. With primary support from Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company, the team was also sponsored by Goodyear Tire and Rubber
in the name of pure scientific inquiry. The eminent development of a new and ultra-modern Medical Center in Detroit is a project worthy of extensive scrutiny by concerned persons anxious to avoid the mistakes of the past. Brother Turner insists that we must not have a continuation of this type of attitude and administration of medical care delivery to anyone, for in the long run the quality of health care given to the nonaffluent will influence all classes. Also of major concern is "rape from the subirbs" . . . the trend to build better hospitals in areas largely in accessible to inner-city residents and staff those institutions with the best personnel and equipment from the city establishments.
Company, Champion Sparkplug Company and Valvoline Oil Company — an impressive array of experienced backers. Prospects for the success of the team's initial season were optimistic, with ace driver Randy Bethea scheduled to enter 12 major races during the year. However, BARE's underdog status was compounded during the Road Atlanta meet on July 5th when Bethea had a crash (his fourth) which effectively ended his affiliation with the team. Although the future appeared dim at this point, Leonard Miller refused to admit defeat. He pulled the team together and recruited old friend Bennie Scott, a Californian often described as the best black driver in the industry, to replace Bethea as BARE's driver. With the determined effort of Brother Miller and his associates, the BARE franchise has finished in the "top ten" in its last three races and prospects are good for a first place finish in the upcoming Watkins Glen meet. Further, plans are underway to
Turner cites a local example, where the administrator of a city hospital moved to a suburban location and appointed his wife (whom Turner considers totally incompetent) to fill his vacated position, as an example of the neglect and lack of concern which spur his activist behavior. He thinks that everyone should realize that hospitals are no longer "quasipublic" institutions supported financially by the very rich and (perhaps rightly) dominated policy-wise by them. Today practically all of these institutions are supported by John Q. Public, through his tax dollars on a local, state and especially, federal level. Thus, the Black segment of this public must insist on
Brother Leonard Miller
enter "the grand-daddy of them all," The Indianapolis 500, during the 1976 season (and become the first black team to do so). Brother Miller, who crossed the sands at Psi Chapter in 1953, likes to describe his team as one of the "most educated" in the racing profession — with members ranging from University of Pennsylvania engineering graduates to Ph. D. candidates at Claremont College in California. With such impressive credentials and a special dedication to open up a new industry for the black community, we think that the American racing public will hear more from Brother Leonard Miller and Black American Racing Enterprises.
more "policy input' in the administration and delivery of health care. In the past our only input has been through money (usually medical insurance) and sacrificing lives for the sake of better health care for others. Now there must be more Blacks on the Boards of Trustees and Executive Committees of local hospitals. Therefore, Brother Turner urges that all citizens and organizations, especially our politicians, civic and religious leaders, join those concerned physicians who are practicing medicine to bring about this needed change. Without a doubt, Brother Edward Turner is a practicing physician . . . on a worthy crusade! 19
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ALPHAS on THE M O V J E ^ Brother JIMMIE L. BANKS has been promoted to equal opportunity specialist at the Kansas City (KS) Division of the Bendix Corporation. He is now completing a business administration degree with emphasis in industrial organization at Central Missouri State University-Warrensburg. Discussing his new position, Banks said, "My goal is to work to continue improving the climate of employee-supervisor relationships to make equal opportunity realistic." Brother Banks and his wife, Alice, who is a teacher at Summer High School, have one daughter, Lisa, 4, and reside in Kansas City. Active in community affairs, he serves as the minister of music at the Antioch Baptist Church and as recording secretary for Beta Lambda Chapter. • Brother DANA BURKE, of Epsilon Theta Chapter, is serving as Secretary of the Interfraternity Council at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Brother Burke's term covers the 1974-75 school year. This outstanding young Alpha brother is a junior in the university's College of Business Administration. Mr. Timothy Smith, Director of Interfraternity and Special Activities, describes Brother Burke as a person who "has shown a good deal of leadership and continuing potential, and is held in high regard by the fraternity men of Bowling Green." All of Alphadom wishes Brother Dana Burke success in his future endeavors. • Brother WILKIE FERGUSON, a member of Beta Beta Lambda Chapter in Miami, presently serves as Judge of the Industrial Claims Court of the State of Florida. A native of Miami, Ferguson received the B.S. degree from Florida A & M University. Shortly after becoming certified in Computer Programming at Philer Technological Institute, he completed graduate studies in Financial Management at Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was awarded the Juris Doctor Degree in 20
1968 at Howard University. Brother Ferguson has previously served as a Field Investigator with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, a Senior Accountant and Cost Analyst with Philco Ford in Philadelphia and Managing Attorney of Liverty City Brownsville Legal Services Offices before leaving to co-found the law fim of McCrary, Ferguson and Lee. Before being named Judge of Industrial Claims, he served one year as Assistant School Board Attorney for Dade County. Concentrating in Civil Rights Law during his private practice, Ferguson participated in several note-worthy cases, including Adams vs. Miami Police Benevolent Association (in which it was declared unconstitutional to racially restrict qualifications for membership) and Cohen vs. City of Miami (which resulted in revisions of the police department's hiring and promotional policies, hastening the promotion of the first Black officer to the rank of Police Major). Brother Ferguson is active in many organizations, including the Dade County Bar Association, the Florida A & M Alumni Association and the Model City's Development Corporation. He and his wife, the former Betty Jean Tucker, are the parents of a daughter, Tawnicia. • Brother Dr. CECIL C. GLOSTER is one of the outstanding young medical doctors who form a significant portion of the membership of Alpha Phi Alpha. An Obstetrician-Gynecologist, he is a graduate of New York University and earned his M.D. degree at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine. A loyal and devoted member of Gamma Iota Lambda Chapter in Brooklyn, New York, he has held the position of Chairman of Social Activities and Fund Raising. As befitting an Alpha man, Brother Gloster has been active in civic affairs, including service as a former president (4 years) of the Central Coordinating Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Lyndon B. Johnson Complex. His
attractive and socially active wife, the former Phyllis Wong, is very supportive of the Alpha Wives Club and is a member of the Greater New York Chapter of the Links. Brother Gloster's professional background includes Instructor at the Downstate Medical Center; certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; FACOG. member of the American College of Surgeons; member, New York Academy of Sciences; member, Medical Advisory Commission — New York City Community College; and Advisor to the Medical Assistants to the County of Kings. Slim, athletic and polished, Brother Gloster's hobbies include baseball, football, basketball, fishing, and skiing. As a matter of fact, he and his wife have skied at the fabulous St. Moritz in the Swiss Alps. Brother ROBERT E. GRIMES was named the new President-EIect of the Adult Student Personnel Association. Brother Grimes, Director of the Evening Session of the Loop College (a City College of Chicago), is the first black male to be so honored. ASPA announced their selection of Brother Grimes at the Executive Board Meeting for the installation of officers, which was held in New York City. Brother Grimes also holds the office of Chairman of Region IX — Association for Continued Higher Education (ACHE), is a trustee and Executive member of the United States Association of Evening Students and is listed in "Outstanding Educators of America." He has worked closely and cooperatively in areas of common concern with the Association of Continuing Higher Education, and is a member of ACPA Commission XIII. In addition to his many other honors and organizations, Brother Grimes is a Life Member and an active member of Xi Lambda Chapter in Chicago. ASPA has been a catalyst in the ferment of higher adult education in the The Sphinx / October 1974
Brother Johnny R. Hill
Brother Elbert Powell
Brother Rogers Randall (Sr.)
past decade. Their recognition of Brother Grimes' special abilities in this area will greatly enhance the services the Association offers.
A past president of Gamma Beta Lambda Chapter, Brother Hill is presently serving as Administrative Assistant to the President of the University of Louisville, Assistant Professor of Educational Pyschology, and as a member of the University of Louisville's Graduate Council.
was appointed assistant principal of Memorial, a post he held until his present assignment. He is a member of several professional organizations, chairman of the McCulloch Scholarship Fund, secretary of his chapter, a member of the NAACP and serves on the board of the Anthony Wayne Lions Club. Brother Lavender is married to Romona Marks Lavender, who is also an administrator in the Fort Wayne system. The Lavenders have an infant son, Ernest P. Lavender, III, and attend the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne.
Brother JOHNNY R. HILL is the author of a book entitled "A Study of the Public-Assisted Black College Presidency" which was published by the Carlton Press of New York. Primary emphasis is placed both on the public-assisted black college as seen through the presidency and on the presidency itself. Here the survey is complete and provocative. Questions relate to the role of the chief executive; its purpose, its needs and its history and development. Backgrounds, careers, opinions, and recommendations are tabulated for easily readable references . . . then discussed with an eye toward future policy. The study offers serious recommendations for recruitments of black students and faculty, revision of administrative organization "to reflect the realities of sound executive management" and even for a national clearing house that will publish the views and problems of the presidents of the public-assisted colleges. Dr. Hill earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Kentucky State University, Western Kentucky and Miami University, respectively. He has served as a consultant in the area of higher education; he has planned and conducted interpersonal relations workshops and in-service workshops for college staff development. He holds membership in a number of professional organizations, including Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, and he was selected in 1972 as an "Outstanding Young Man In America." The Sphinx / October 1974
Dr. CLARENCE KIMBROUGH, of Epsilon Upsilon Lambda, was presented the Martin Luther King Drum Major Award by the Flint, Michigan Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). A former member of the Flint Board of Education and a present board member of the Citizens Bank, Dr. Kimbrough was also recognized by the Michigan Legislature and the United States Congress for his many years of volunteer and dedicated community service. The NAACP award was presented to Brother Kimbrough (Life Member No. 84) at the Freedom Fund Dinner, which was also attended by Epsilon Upsilon Lambda brothers Melvyn Brannon and Billye Thompson, accompanied by their lovely wives. â€˘ Brother ERNEST P. LAVENDER, JR. was appointed principal of the Memorial Park Upper Elementary School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A member of Theta Upsilon Lambda Chapter, he received his B.S. degree from Savannah State College in 1965, his Master's from Indiana University and has done postgraduate work at Purdue University. Brother Lavender joined the Fort Wayne Community School in 1968 as an elementary teacher and served as a teacher recruiter for the system. In 1972, he
â€˘ Brother BENJAMIN LEWIS of Beta Phi Lambda Chapter has received the Humanitarian Award of 1974, presented by the Unique Dolls Civic Organization. Brother Lewis was cited for the many humanitarian acts which he has performed within the community over the years. A native Savannahian, Brother Lewis is a graduate of Savannah State College, has done Graduate study at New York University and is presently enrolled as a law student in the Savannah Branch of the lohn Marshall Law School. In addition to his position as Executive Director of the West Broad YMCA, Brother Lewis serves as Chairman of the Savannah Area Equal Employment Opportunity. He also holds membership with the Board of Directors of PUSH, National Vice President of the Savannah State College Alumni Association and the Professional YMCA Directors. Brother Lewis is a member of St. John Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon and member of the E.O.S. Cleveland Memorial Foundation. 21
Brother Robert E. Grimes
Dr. ELBERT A. POWELL, assistant professor at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, has become the first black specialist in dental public health in the country. He passed the certifying examination and became a Diplomate of the Board in June, 1973. There are currently about 100 active members of this dental specialty in the country. Brother Powell is the author of more than a dozen scientific articles which have been published in professional journals. Further, he presented several papers at scientific meetings, the most recent at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in San Francisco in November, 1973. Currently Brother Powell is an active participant in several community programs. He is a member of the Greater Hartford Urban League and St. Jame's Episcopal Church, a member of the Board of Directors, St. Monica's Day Care Center and a member of the Committee on Minority Involvement in Higher Education in Connecticut. Brother Powell was initiated into Alpha in 1957, Gamma Iota Lambda Chapter, Brooklyn, N. Y. He served that chapter as financial secretary and vice president and as its official delegate to Eastern Regional Conventions in 1960, 1961 and 1962 and National Conventions in 1958, 1960 and 1964. In addition, he was a member of the Planning Committee and Chairman, Formal Banquet and Dance Committee, for Alpha's 1964 World's Fair Convention in New York City. In Rochester, N. Y., he served on several committees in Eta Rho Lambda Chapter. In Hartford, Brother Powell has been a member of Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter since 1970. He served as its correspondence secretary for two years and 22
Brother Benjamin Lewis
SR., Life Member and an active member of Gramma Rho Lambda Chapter, Gary, Indiana, was conferred the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Science Education with emphasis in chemistry and physics from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, during the August 30, 1974, Commencement. Brother Randall is an assistant professor of chemistry and Science Education at Calumet College, East Chicago, Indiana. He developed a 60 item inventory to measure the attitudes and perceptions of secondary school students toward science as a school subject, science content, and science teaching. Brother Randall will continue his research during the 1974-75 academic school year developing an interdisciplinary science course for college students at The Ohio State University. The research will be financed by The National Fellowships Fund.
was elected Chapter President in May 1973 and re-elected in May, 1974 Brother Powell is married to the former Irma Q. Cheek, also a graduate of Hampton Institute, and currently a high school biology teacher. They have a â€˘ daughter and a son, both in high school. Brother HORACE T. WARD was apAt Connecticut, Brother Powell is a member of the Department of Behavioral \l pointed a Judge of the Civil Court of Fulton County (Georgia) by Gov. JimSciences and Community Health and Dimy Carter. This achievement is another rector of Community Health Services. in the distinguished career of Brother Prior to joining the Connecticut faculty Ward, who was the second black man in 1970, he had been a private practielected to the Georgia State Senate tioner in Brooklyn, N. Y. until 1965. (1964). The jurist has previously gained Between 1966 and 1970 he served as Asprominence as a professor, attorney and sistant Director, Associate Director and a civil rights activist. Director of the Department of CommuJudge Ward is an Atlanta resident (alnity Dental Health, Eastern Dental Centhough born in nearby LaGrange) and ter in Rochester, New York. he received his B.A. degree from MoreAt the School of Dental Medicine, house College and M.A. from Atlanta Brother Powell is Chairman of a major University. His law degree was received teaching committee, Director of the resifrom Northwestern University, although dency trainee program in dental public he applied to the University of Georgia health and co-director of the National Law School in 1950 becoming the first Health Service Corp dental program. In Black to formally seek admission to the addition, he is a Principal Investigator on school. Ironically, during his career as a five-year clinical research project rea civil rights lawyer, Brother Ward cently funded by the National Institute later participated in the Holmes (an of Dental Research, Department of Alpha man) and Hunter case which reHealth, Education and Welfare. sulted in the integration of that same Brother Powell holds degrees from institution. Ward's career also included Hampton Institute (B.S.), Howard Uniteaching stints at Alabama State Colversity (D.D.S.) and Columbia Univerlege and Arkansas A.M.&N. College sity (M.P.H.). (now the University of Arkansas at He is a member of the Hartford DenPine Bluff). tal Society, the Connecticut State and American Dental Associations, the AmerAn article in the Progress News by ican Dental Associations, the American B. Norwood Chaney described the judge Public Health Association, the American as "a man for the people." In acceptAssociation of Public Health Dentists, ing his appointment as the highest rankthe American Society of Dentistry for ing Black in the Georgia judicial system, Children and the International AssociaWard was quoted as saying that he hoped tion for Dental Research. to "further advance the notion that equal justice is available to all people regardâ€˘ less of color or status." Brother ROGERS E. RANDALL, The Sphinx / October 1974
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CHAPTER NEWS EAST u of Pittsburgh The Brothers of Omicron Chapter at the University of Pittsburgh are proud of a long history of promoting fraternal spirit and brotherhood throughout the consortium of colleges in the area. Omicron has Brothers not only at the University of Pittsburgh, but also at Duquesne University, Point Park College, and Carnegie Mellon University. Recently, Omicron has taken a progressive posture in campus and community involvement. This attitude is best exhibited in our Brothers participation in every aspect of college life. We are proud of Omicrons participation in the "Major Change" in Pitt football. Last year Pitt had a losing season of 1-10. However, this year with the help of Calvin Branch, fullback; Glenn Hodge, defensive back; and outstanding flanker, Bruce Murphy, the Pitt Panthers had a winning season ending in the Fiesta Bowl. Brother John Brown, past president of Duquesne's Black Student Union was elected first Black executive board member of the Inter-fraternal Council. The Alpha's have also encouraged the other black fraternities to join the Interfraternal Council for the first time in 10 years. Brother James Brym is the current president of the Black Student Union at Duquesne University. Brother Norman Pearson is editor of the African Times, and Brother Gary "Quick" Evans is the chairman of the Black Action Society Theatre, and has also written and produced two plays at Pitt. Omicron is presently working with Brother Tim Stevens, president of Pittsburgh's NAACP, in their voter registration drive and membership drive. The Brothers have also done volunteer work at the Ozanam Cultural Center in the Hill District of the city. We would like to invite any visiting Brother or Graduate Brother in Pittsburgh to stop by the Alpha Phi Alpha Suite located in Room 502, Brackenridge Hall at Pitt, which is decorated in Black and Old Gold with our trophies and other paraphernalia. For whether it's partying with the Alpha-bettes or AKA's, play24
ing cards, talking business, or just hanging around, Omicron leads the campus in virtually every aspect of college life. â€˘
district of Columbia This year OLA has hosted guest speakers at three respective meetings of the Chapter. Former General President, Brother Belford V. Lawson, Eastern Regional Vice-President, Brother Charles P. Howard, and Assistant Dean of Students at Howard University, Brother Austin Lane, have each addressed the chapter on Fraternity related topics as well as topics pertaining to the legal profession. With respect to the latter, all three speakers are Attorneys at Law. Their presence afforded many Brothers, having interest in the legal profession, an opportunity to examine with them specific programs surrounding the plight of the graduating Law student. In this endeavour the "guest speaker concept" also serves to stimulate participation as well as to provide a means of contact with those already established in their chosen careers. Social programs are more than just mere occasions for ribaldrous repast. The occasion marks the grand finale of meticulous and deliberate planning of, just not the few, but by every concerned
Brother in the Chapter. Many Brothers after affiliating with OLA usually make no claims of having previous experience with proposing, planning, organizing, and finally executing major or minor social activity. However, after one year of consistent affiliation with OLA many mysteries surrounding the success of a major social event are replaced with the fruits of wisdom and a spirit of indelible pride. That OLA is not "a promontorie unto itself" is attested by the following. The other four Alumni Chapters in the past have felt OLA's presence, but none more than the only College chapter located in Washington, D.C., namely Beta. The Brothers of both chapters have stealthily worked together in the true sense of the very popular caption, "Hands Across Degrees". Both chapters have jointly sponsored major social functions successfully and also have met in the arenas of the gridiron and the 'round ball' court in games of "Brotherly" competition under that inimitable game title, "The OLA Bandits vs. The Beta Beasts.' At all times has Beta Chapter found in OLA the necessary leadership, guidance, counsel, and, on occasion, scholastic reward. There are other Fraternity related areas wherein OLA is found to be not entirely unto itself. For instance, The District Director for Southern Maryland and the District of Columbia, Brother Albert Reliford resides herein. Brother Hubert Michel, a National Committee member (Time and Place Committee) resides herein. The Chairman for the 'Washington Metropolitan Area Coali-
The Brothers of Omicron Chapter The Sphinx / October 1974
Shown above are two of the distinguished brothers of Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter. (left) OLA President Brother Phillip Orticke and (right) Brother Daniel Anderson, OLA's 1974 "Outstanding Brother of the Year."
tion of Alpha Chapters' Brother Philip N. Orticke, Jr. resides (and presides) herein. Note that W-MACAC is an amalgam of the six metro-area chapters namely: BETA, OMICRON LAMBDA ALPHA, MU LAMBDA, IOTA UPSILON LAMBDA, KAPPA EPSILON LAMBDA, and THETA RHO LAMBDA. OLA is also affiliated with the Beta-Mu Lambda Housing Corporation in the persons of Brothers Daniel S. Anderson (chapter Vice-President), Curtis Scretchen, and Philip N. Orticke, Jr. (Corporation Secretary). Brother Orticke also serves with the regional staff committee for 'Regional Reorganization.' OLA is also to be credited with the draft revisions of two area constitutions, namely Beta and W-MACAC. Recently OLA was cited for its work with Beta Chapter and thereby appointed its supervising chapter in the person of Brother Robert Lilly, a counselor at Howard University. Finally, the Department of Secondary Education for HEW was recently assisted by the Chapter's Director of Education, Brother Dewitt Player, in submitting job opportunity information for graduates of Howard University. In that reward is the spice of life, the Brothers of OLA at year's end recently were decisive in identifying that Brother in the Chapter considered most qualified to receive the coveted "OLA Brother of the Year Award." Brother Daniel S. Anderson won over whelmingly over all contenders. Brother Philip N. Orticke went on to receive the Chapter's "Outstanding Leadership Award." Other Brothers who were cited with "Outstanding Performance Awards", were Bros. James Brown, Mike Walker, Willie RobThe Sphinx / October 1974
inson, Albert Reliford, Byron Grayson, Ernest Simmons, Willie Littlejohn, Delma Reese, Kevin White, Alexander Robbins, Johnny Kelley, Robert Warren, Curtis Scretchen, and last but not least, Albert 'alias Chief Hiawatha' Coleman. From these men and many others who pass through the portals of Omicron Lambda Alpha shall come the continued excellence of Alpha Phi Alpha. For those of you who crossed those burning sands many decades ago fear not the decline of Alpha's majesty replete in fraternal apathy for here at OLA the Brothers continue to proudly sing the Alpha Phi Alpha Hymn with a fervor that is derived from the inspiring achievements of Alphas the world over. "TO THE LIGHT WERE MARCHING ONWARD . . . DEAR A PHI A WE'RE ON OUR WAY."
Here in the City of New Haven, the outstanding social event remains the annual scholarship dance sponsored by Eta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. This annual event is a memoriam to the late Brother Roy J. Gilmer whose "fellowship and love for all mankind" were symbolic of the aims of Alpha Phi Alpha. In the jargon of Alpha men of all ages, Count Basie (featured entertainer at this years event) has the rare knack of putting people in a festive mood when h i s outstanding aggregation prompts everyone to enjoy his music. Moreover, there is much pride on the part of all brothers who participate in this annual scholarship effort for there are now more than 200 of New Haven's minority students who are recipients of varied forms of financial aid from this fund spearheaded by Eta Alpha Lambda Chapter. In the four years since its founding in 1969, the chapter has provided more than $46,000 to assist 205 minority students with $100 to $500 grants. The fund has been the catalyst for bringing together the scholarship efforts of different local organizations. The New Havan Foundation has matched most of the funds in past years and promises to increase their pro-rata contributions in the future. Brother Ronald Manning, President of Eta Alpha Lambda, and the entire chapter should be highly praised for the success of their worthy efforts in the spirit of Alpha.
The brothers of Eta Alpha Lambda Chapter are pictured during their annual dance.
Editor-to-the-Sphinx — Earl Thompson Chaplain — Cyril Burke Beta Sigma Lambda figures to play an increasingly important role in stimulating the growth of Alpha in the New England area.
lota Zeta Chapter
u of maryland Ten stout-hearted men braved the trails of burning sand and marched onward and upward to the shining light of Alphadom, and the University of Maryland at College Park became the home of Iota Zeta — one of Alpha's newest undergraduate chapter. The organizing of the new chapter and the planning of the probationary activities were under the direction and sponsorship of the powerful (IUL), Iota Upsilon Lambda of Montgomery County, Md., a surburb of the Nation's Capitol. On-campus activities were coordinated by Brother Ulysees Glee, a faculty advisor at the university. Iota Zeta, the new chapter, though organized only last April, was significantly involved in many campus and community activities during the past summer. It was co-sponsor of a dance given in conjunction with the university's Black Student Union in mid-July. Later in the summer the chapter sponsored a benefit picnic. All proceeds were donated to the Sickle Cell Anemia Center at Howard University, Washington, D.C. The chapter's community involvement included working in summer youth programs such as co-directing and coordinating playground activities and helping the area recreation departments in organizing summer basketball clinics. Officers of the new chapter are: Joseph Williams, President; Roosevelt Boone, Vice President; Michael Green, Corresponding Secretary; Jeremiah Montague, Recording Secretary-Parliamen26
tarian; Stephen Gibson, Treasurer-Historian; Weldon Thomas, Sergeant-AtArms; William Ward, Dean of Pledgees. Iota Upsilon Lambda (Montgomery County, Md., graduate chapter), invited brothers from area colleges and other graduate chapters to the initiation ceremonies which ended a 12-week probation. Brothers were impressed by the initiation ceremony and the effective manner in which the probationary activities were conducted.
Connecticut Reclamation and expansion activities top the agenda for the brothers of Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter in Hartford, Connecticut. Currently the chapter is developing plans to establish an undergraduate chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at The University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut. At the regular monthly meeting in May, the following brothers were chosen to guide the chapter during the current fraternal year: President -— Elbert Powell Vice President — William Blount Secretary — Edward Mitchell Financial Secretary — William DeLoach Corresponding Secretary — Thurman Roundtree Dean of Pledges — Peter Moore Director of Educational Activities — George Thomas Historian — Boss Osekre Parliamentarian and Seargent-at-Arms — Lewis Wallace
Epsilon Upsilon Lambda Chapter, under the dynamic leadership of chapter president William Tipper, looks with pride on its accomplishments during the past fraternal year. Undoubtedly the leading organization of its type in the Flint area, the chapter received much favorable publicity in the local media for its community service oriented program. Among the chapter's many activities were the sponsorship of a baseball team at the Wilkins School, under the direction of Brother Herman Feaster, and the annual dance which was held in November, 1973 under the chairmanship of Brother J. Wesley Nash. The latter event was held at the I. M. A. Auditorium and was followed in February, 1974 by the Sweetheart Dance at the Veterans Club for the brothers and their lovely ladies. Both affairs were literally the "talk of the town." In June the chapter embarked upon its major project — the voter registration drive. Led by Brother James C. Avery, who became active with the chapter in December, '73 due to the influence of Brother Herman Feaster, this vital project placed 646 new voters on the rolls in a 12 day effort. Also instrumental in the success of this program were Brother George E. Guinn, Chairman of the chapter's Community Services Committee, and Brother John A. Feaster, whose contacts as a board member of the Flint Chapter of the NAACP resulted in the NAACP joining the chapter's voter registration drive. The second phase of the campaign is presently continuing with a projected goal of 3,000 new registered voters on file prior to the November elections. The vitality of Epsilon Upsilon Lambda may also be gauged by its internal strength . . . which is evidenced in two ways. First, the chapter continues to attract new members through the efforts of Dean of Pledges Herman Feaster. In The Sphinx / October 1974
May, 1974 Brothers Victor Green and Robert Allen were initiated into the chapter along with ten pledgees of Theta Tau Chapter at General Motors Institute in Flint. Theta Tau was founded several years ago through the efforts of Brother William Tipper, who still serves as its graduate advisor. Secondly and equally as important, incumbent members of the chapter continue to express their dedication to the ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha through the Life Membership program. Participants in the program include Life Members Alfred Cook, John A. Feaster, Charles Flippen, Dr. Carl Gipson, James Johnson, Dr. Clarence Kimbrough, John W. Nash, Dr. Fabius Russell, J. Merrill Spencer, Dr. Lewis H. Twigg, William A. Tipper, Frederick Waller and Mem A. Wright, as well as Life Member Subscribers George E. Guinn, James A. Randall, Sr., Victor Green and James C. Avery. Both as an undisputed community leader and as a bulwark unit of the fraternity, Epsilon Upsilon Lambda continues to hold high the great ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha.
eastern Illinois u The brothers of Zeta Nu Chapter, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, sponsored a Walkathon on May 4, 1974. Their purpose was to raise funds to help support black charities. Zeta Nu was successful in raising $808. In keeping with the motto of Alpha Phi Alpha, "First of all, servants of all, . . . ", part of these funds were dispersed to the Center for Sickle Cell Disease and the remainder sent to the Central State Recovery Fund to help repair damages done at the Ohio institution by the tornado which struck the Wilberforce area. (Editors Note: In this action, Zeta Nu pre-dated similar action later taken by the General Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha. Central State President Brother Lionel Newsom noted that efforts such as those of Zeta Nu and other Alphas were a source of "real joy" during the struggle to rebuild the ravaged school.) Zeta Nu plans to make this Walkathon an annual affair for the benefit of black charities. In addition to this annual event, Zeta Nu also disseminates a black student directory, maintains a tutoring service, and gives an annual banquet to honor scholastic achievement. These brothers The Sphinx / October 1974
Brother James C. Avery, Chairman of the Voter Registration Committee of Epsilon Upsilon Lambda Chapter registering a new voter outside The Model Cities Van used as mobile registration station.
Mrs. Carol Clark, a volunteer Deputy Registrar working for Epsilon Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alppa Phi Alpha Fraternity.
also sponsor several social functions during the school year. For these and other achievements, Zeta Nu was voted the Most Outstanding College Chapter in Illinios for 1974. This is the second major honor in the six-year history of the chapter, for in 1969-70 Zeta Nu
was named the Most Outstanding College Chapter in the Midwestern Region. In the tradition of Alpha Phi Alpha, the brothers of Zeta Nu pride themselves on being campus leaders. Their house at 1403 "A" Street, Charleston, Illinois is open to all brothers at any time.
Among the projects of Zeta Nu Chapter (below) was a donation to Wilberforce for tornado recovery.
SOUTH tennessee state u After completing one of this most interesting and rewarding school years, the brothers of Beta Omicron Chapter at Tennessee State University are strategically planning their 1974-75 work plan. Through previous endeavors, the brothers have learned how to function effectively with the university administrators, other businessmen and the community— with the knowledge that a successful fraternal effort requires the support of all factions of the university family. During Alpha Week, there were many activities reflecting the chapter's designated theme — "Alpha In All Directions." All events were chosen for the enlightenment of the campus community and to familiarize them with the accomplishments of the men of Alpha, based on the maxim "Not All Great Men Are ALPHAS; but All ALPHAS Are Great Men." Also included during the week were several social activities, including a showing of the motion picture "The Mack" and a presentation of "The Independents," a popular singing aggregation. All proceeds from the week went to the John Stroud Scholarship Fund, which is sponsored by the brothers of Beta Omicron. The fund is named for Brother John Stroud who served as president of the chapter for three years and devoted much of his time to being a campus leader. Brother Stroud is now a graduate brother with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and, through this fund, Beta Omicron salutes him and wishes God's blessing to his every endeavor.
fort valley state
Brothers of Gamma Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha who received baccalaureate degrees during the ceremony were as follows: Bachelor of Science in Education; David Lee Carey, Leon Lewis, Gregory Zellner: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Randolph Nathan Hicks, Chester Arthur Wheelar: Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science; Shelley Smith: Bachelor of Science; Gregory Kirk Spearman, Roy Milton Troutman; and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; James Bryant Thorpe. Gamma Zeta's President Brother Cedric Newberry and Editor-to-the-Sphinx extend the chapter's best wishes to all of the outstanding brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha everywhere and pledge to uphold forever the principles of our great fraternity. Future prospects for graduating brothers are also bright as Brother Gregory Zellner was the recipient of an R.O.T.C. commission (March, '74) as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve specializing in Military Intelligence and Brother William Earl Bradley received a commission in the Adjutant General's Corp (July, '73).
georgia Beta Phi Lambda Chapter in Savannah, Georgia faces the coming year with unlimited optimism, primarily because of the high caliber of the individual members of the chapter. Included in this group are the two brothers who were honored by Beta Phi Lambda as "Men of the Year — 1974" — Brothers Joseph Turner and Freddie West.
Brother Joseph Turner, the mentor of Tompkins High School and one of the most successful coaches in the state according to the Savannah News Press (which named him "Coach of the Year"), has been in the coaching business for over 20 years. His team finished the past season with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties, won the Region 3-AAA title and was the region's representative in the state finals playoff game with Thomasville. Under Turner's leadership, the Tompkins Wolverines have compiled a better than 70% winning average and sent five players to the pro ranks. A native of Louisiana, Brother Turner is a graduate of Savannah State College where he starred in football, basketball and track. He was inducted into the Savannah State Hall of Fame during "Hall of Fame Day" this past football season. The chapter's second honoree, Brother Freddie West, recently was named head of the city's new Central Services Department, becoming the second Black to hold such a position. A native Savannahian, West received his Bachelor's Degree from Knoxville College and the Masters Degree from both Georgia State University (Urban Studies) and Atlanta University (Business Administration), Previously Brother West was an instructor in the local school system and Grants Administrator for the City of Savannah. As Central Services Director he will be responsible for electronic equipment repair, building and electrical maintenance, switchboard and supplies management. West, age 30, holds membership in the Mu Delta Honor Society, M.B.A. Executives and the NAACP, of which he was elected treasurer earlier this year.
Honorees of Beta Phi Lambda Chapter: (below left) Brother Joseph Turner and (below right) Brother Freddie West.
Spring commencement exercises at Fort Valley State College in Fort Valley, Georgia could also be characterized as "Alpha Day." This historic occasion attracted more than 328 students, parents, instructors, alumni, visitors and friends of the college. After being introduced by FVSC President (Brother) C. W. Pettigrew, commencement speaker Brother Dr. Stanley Rutland spoke to the Class of '74 on "The Eternal Quest for Human Understanding." Expounding on this theme, timely words of inspiration were delivered by Dr. Rutland, who is also the President of Paul Quinn College in Waco, Texas. 28
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SOUTHWEST southern methodist u Iota Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was chartered at Southern Methodist University in June of this year. Attempts had been made to start a chapter for the last several years, but had been unsuccessful. The chapter was sponsored by Alpha Sigma Lambda, the Dallas graduate chapter, and Iota Omicron became the first predominately Black greek-letter organization to be established on the SMU campus. Special chartering ceremonies were held recently and administration officials were present to welcome the organization to the campus. All area Alpha chapters assisted in initiating the group, including the North Texas University, University of Texas at Arlington, East Texas State University and Bishop College chapters. The group has, already begun to assert itself on the campus and plans are underway to increase the membership and begin chapter program activities. The members of the charter group are: Robert Butler (Houston, TX); Bobby Steaans (Ft. Worth, TX); Michael Rideau (Wichita Falls, TX); John W. E. Bowen, IV (Columbus, OH); Ted Youngblood (Dallas, TX); Freeman Johns (San Antonio, TX); and Aaron Black (Dallas, TX).
louisiana Zeta Psi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recently installed a new slate of officers. Brothers Thomas Archinald and Dr. Leonard Breda were in charge of the installation ceremonies. The following brothers were installed: Warren R. Combre, President; Johnnie Mouton, Vice President; Whitney Harris, Secretary; Joseph Y. Bellard, Treasurer; George E. Coney, Dean of Pledges; and Johnny C. Thomas, Editorto-the-Sphinx. Zeta Psi Lambda Chapter also salutes the following brothers for their recent accomplishments: Frank Y. Pryce for his appointment to the Board of Commissioners of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District; Warren R. Combre for his election as the second Black board member for Calcasieu Parish; and Melvin L. Guice for his promotion to assistant principal of Pearl Watson Junior High School, Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Sphinx / October 1974
lota Omicron Chapter â€” Southern Methodist University.
WEST California July 2, 1974 marked the establishment of Kappa Omicron Lambda Chapter HI Vallejo, California. The article marks the first contribution of this new and vibrant chapter to the fraternity's official organ and, more than anything else, the brothers of Kappa Omicron Lambda would like to take this opportunity to extend greetings to all Alpha men. As one of the newest links in the Alpha chain, Kappa Omicron Lambda exemplifies the motto of our brotherhood: "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All." The brothers of
the chapter promise to constantly strive for excellence in every respect and to initiate innovative ideas for worthy community contributions. The following brothers (who were elected at the chapter's first meeting on July 15, 1974) have shouldered the responsibility of guiding Kappa Omicron Lambda during this cruical first year: Buford Thompson, President; Herman Smith, Vice President; Otha M. Green, Corresponding Secretary; Henry W. Elliot, Treasurer; Jesse Bethel, Director of Education; Frank Whitson, Program Chairman; Maj. Maurice Lee, Liason Brother. All of Alphadom extends best wishes for the success of this chapter as we continue to add strength to the Golden West!
Kappa Omicron Lambda Chapter
PAST GENERAL PRESIDENT DIES
Brother Stanley was one of the six past General Presidents at the 68th Anniversary Convention in San Francisco.
Frank L. Stanley, Sr., long-time civil rights activist, owner and publisher of The Louisville Defender newspaper, died early Saturday morning at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, where he was taken after suffering a heart attack while conducting the "Black Exposition" at Louisville's Convention Center. His newspaper has sponsored this home-show orientated program for 37 years. Stanley, 68, was a leader in the civil rights movement in Kentucky, achieving national prominence, distinguishing himself as an educator and journalist. He had been associated with The Defender for more than 40 years, joining the staff several years after its founding. Frank Stanley was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a butcher. When he was six, his family moved to Louisville where he attended the public schools and graduated from Central High. With earnings from part-time jobs, he went to Atlanta University, where he captained the football and basketball teams and was named an Ail-American at quarterback in 1927 and 1928. He also attended the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Stanley has received several honorary doctorate degrees, the latest being from the University of Kentucky at its spring commencement this year. His career as a newspaper man and his dedication to the civil rights movement led to his drafting legislation leading to 30
integration of state universities by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1950. A decade later he wrote the bill that created the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, and was an original member of that body, which serves as a watchdog agency for equal rights. The Courier-Journal, a Louisville daily, noting the 25th anniversary of the Defender in 1950, said editorially: " . . . Much of the credit for the even and amiable pace Kentucky has maintained in its working out of race relations problems must be given the Defender." Stanley was the force behind the Defender's part in the drive for equal rights for blacks. In 1946, Stanley noted Louisville's reputation for racial enlightenment but warned that "both races should use tact and good sense. Neither should condemn the other for the thoughtless, irresponsible acts of a small few who, more than anything else, need education." As an editor and educator, he used his influence to encourage agreement between the races and equality based on peaceful agreements. In 1962, Stanley shared his knowledge of newspaper experience with African publishers while on a tour of countries of that continent. "The era of personal journalism is at its height there," he said at the time when he embarked on a three-month tour. In 1933, he went to work for The Louisville Defender as a reporter. Three years later, he had become one of the owners and was editor and general manager. During the years that Stanley published The Defender it received more than 35 awards in journalism, including the President's Special Service Award of the National Newspaper Publisher's Association (NNPA) in 1970, and the coveted Russwurm Award in 1974. Stanley was a co-founder of the NNPA and a five-time president of that association which represents black oriented newspapers across the country. In 1969 and 1972, Stanley was named to the Pulitzer Prize jury which selects winners for journalistic achievements in its name. In 1936 he organized and served as the first president of the Midwestern Officials Association, a group of black sports officials. He had also headed the English departments at Louisville Central High and Jackson State College, Jackson, Miss. In May, 1946 he was named by the U.S. War Department as chairman of the first group of blacks ever commissioned to inspect American troops in Occupied Europe, and his report examined the World War II segregation condition of troops in the American armed forces. His report on a subsequent trip to The Sphinx / October 1974
(above left) One ofthe highlights of Brother Stanley's life occurred earlier this year when he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Kentucky, (above right) Brother Stanley delights the audience at the Formal Banquet prior to installing the officers for 1974 - 1975.
Europe in 1948 paved the way for desegregation of the armed forces. Stanley was elected national president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in 1955 and he directed that organization's 50th anniversary celebration at Buffalo, New York, in 1956. His syndicated column, People, Places and Problems, received first-place honors in judging by the NNPA. He also won two editorial writing awards from that organization. Stanley is survived by his wife, the former Vivian Clark; two sons, Frank, Jr., editor of The Defender, and Kenneth,
Ohio Medical Pioneer DR. ALVIN P. HALL, Ohio's first black psychiatrist, passed quietly at his home following a long illness. Dr. Hall leaves a widow, the former Ellen F. Talbert of Detroit, Michigan; two children, Mrs. Dora E. Hall Mitchum of Columbus, and Alvin P. Hall, Jr., of Flint, Michigan; two grandchildren, Doreen and Tanya Mitchum; and five sisters and brothers, Mrs. Ernest Holly of New York, Mrs. James Ware, Mi. Charles and Mr. Andrew Hall of Xenia, and Mr. Booker T. Hall of Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 1932, Dr. Hall was a product of Meharry Medical College and Provident Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, prior to battle stars and combat citations received as an Army Captain and 566th Battalion Surgeon in Italy. Following World War II, he pursued post-graduate studies in psychiatry at the Veteran's Hospital of Tuskegee, Cleveland State Hospital, Western Reserve University, Rollman Psychiatric Institute, New York University, University of Cincinnati and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He was Diplomat of the National Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and, in 1965, was appointed Psychiatric The Sphinx / October 1974
assistant publisher of the Defender. The body was taken to the A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut Street where a service was held by his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha on Monday night at 8 p.m. Funeral Services were conducted on Tuesday, October 22, at Zion Baptist Church, 2200 W. Walnut Street at 1 p.m. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the National Newspaper Publishers Association Scholarship Fund, in care of The Louisville Defender Newspaper, 1720 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Ky. 40210.
Fellow (the highest award granted by the American Psychiatric Association) at a national conference held in New York City.
DR. WILLIAM L. HARRIS, entered Omega Chapter on August 18, 1974 in Los Angeles, California. Brother Harris, who was forty-nine, was the son of Brother Tolly Harris, Chairman of the National Committee on Awards and Achievement. Brother William Harris attended Tennessee State University, where he was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha, and received his M. D. degree from Howard University in 1955. He was last affiliated with Alpha Tau Lambda Cahpter in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Alphas for Life By Bro. John D. Buckner, National Life Membership
TO: ALPHA NATIONAL OFFICERS NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON ALPHA LIFE MEMBERSHIPS AND RECLAMATION RE: STATUS REPORT — as of SEPTEMBER 30, 1974 Greetings: Herewith is submitted the most outstanding report in the Alpha Life Membership Program since Billy Winters paid the first ten dollars in 1927. The 9th Annual Fellowship Breakfast at the St. Francis heard a live phone conversation with Dr. Winters who, at the age of 84, missed his first general convention since 1935 . . . saw the awarding of certificates to 234 chapters participating in this fabulous report . . . saw the presentation of the 1974 achievement awards to the Southwest Region, to Xi Lambda Chapter of Chicago, and Maj. Elridge W. McMillan, Jr. who has enrolled two short of 100% at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. The reclamation program and the most outstanding life membership statistics speak for themselves: THE BIG THREE Saint Louis Chicago Cleveland
Living Subscribing Omega 122 13 8 78 11 5 70 41 4
LEADING STATES THIS YEAR - Oklahoma 44 Ohio 44 Virginia 41 Illinois 32 California 31 Missouri 30 Louisiana i 28 Chapters Participating 59 55 58 34 28 234
Fully Paid Alabama Pennsylvania Michigan New York Georgia South Carolina Mississippi Goal '74 100 100 50 35 15
Region Eastern Midwesterr Southern Southwestern Western
Fully Paid 130 146 92 79 46
300 493 Previous — 1,346 Total — Septen iber 30, '74 — 1,839
Total 143 99 115
28 25 24 21 17 13 10 Subs 113 180 110 72 35
Total 243 326 202 1*1 70
992 THIS YEAR
+ 499 = 2,338 Total
.EADING CITIES THIS YEAR 9-1-73 — 9-30-74 Chicago Cleveland Ft. Still / Lawton Richmond Baton Rouge Philadelphia-Rho St. Louis Detroit Atlanta San Francisco Kansas City Frankfurt, Germany Arlington Flint Silver Springs Oklahoma City Philadelphia-Zeta Lorman / Vicksburg Jefferson City Washington, DC Tuskegee New Orleans Los Angeles New York City Montgomery, AL Columbia, SC Oakland, CA Charleston, W VA Denver Birmingham Norfolk Tulsa Muskogee Hampton Columbus, OH Shreveport Seattle Selma Wilberforce
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EAST CONNECTICUT Director Otha N. Brown, Jr. 208 Flax Hill Road Norwalk, CT 06854 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Zeta (Yale U) Edward F. Honesty, Jr. 688 Yale Station New Haven, CT 06520
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Gamma Sigma (Delaware State College) David Allen Box 180-DSC Dover, DE 19901 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Gamma Theta Lambda (Wilmington) Allie S. Carr 4005 Coleridge Rd. Brandywine Hills Wilmington, DE 19802
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Sigma Lambda (Hartford) Elbert A. Powell 230 Mountain Rd. West Hartford, CT 06119
* Zeta Rho Lambda (Dover) Jethro C. Williams P.O. Box 5-DSC Dover, DE 19901
Zeta Phi Lambda (Stamford) David A. Austin (P) 29 Quintard Terrace Stamford, CT 06902
Director Herman Sydnor 3001 Granada Ave. Baltimore, MD
* Eta Alpha Lambda (New Haven) Richard Jacobs 84 Sherman Ave. Hamden, CT 06518
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Beta Alpha (Morgan State College) Leslie Venable, Jr. Morgan State College Baltimore, MD 21239
WASHINGTON. D. C. Director Albert T. Reliford 1503 16th St., N.W. Apt. 604 Washington, D.C. 20036 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Beta (Howard U) Lance Chambers (P) 293 Slowe Hall, 1919 3rd St. N.W. Washington, DC 20001 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Mu Lambda (Washington, DC) Otis C. Davenport (S) 1342 Ritchie PI., N.E. Washington, DC 20017 Omicron Lambda Alpha (Washington, DC) Phillip N. Orticke, Jr. (P) 14436 Astrodome Dr. Silver Spring, MD 20906
DELAWARE Director William Young Del-Valley 600 Rockwood Rd. Wilmington, DE 19802
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* Delta Nu (U of Maryland-Eastern Shore) Rodney Bryan Box 1404-UMES Princess Anne, MD 21853 * Eta Zeta (Bowie State College) Vernon R. Pinder Box 171-BSC Bowie, MD 20715 lota Zeta (U of Maryland) NO REPORT
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Eta Eta Lambda (Annapolis) Thomas R. Hunt (P) 9 Rickover Ct. Annapolis, MD 21401 lota Uspilon Lambda (Silver Spring) Lamar Stroud (CS) P.O. Box 2233 Silver Spring, MD 20902 Kappa Epsilon Lambda (Landover) NO REPORT Kappa Kappa Lambda (Baltimore) NO REPORT
MASSACHUSETTS Director McKinley Hackett 217 School Street Waltham, MA 02154 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Sigma (Metropolitan) Dennis Hinson 200 Bay State Rd., Rm. 401 Boston, MA 02215 Alpha Kappa (Metropolitan) INACTIVE ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Gamma Lambda (Boston) James T. Howard (CS) 104 Greenwood Street Boston, MA 02121 Theta lota Lambda (Springfield) NO REPORT
NEW JERSEY Director Elbert Wisner 300 Lincoln Dr., Colonial Terr. Ocean, NJ 07216
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Delta Lambda (Baltimore) Robert B. Smith 530 Radnor Ave. Baltimore, MD 21212
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta lota (Rutgers U') NO REPORT
* Delta Omicron Lambda (Princess Anne) Robert B. Newton P.O. Box 73 Barclay, MD 21607
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Alpha Lambda (Newark) Arthur C. Williams (S) 158 Lincoln St. Montclair, NJ 02042
* lota Alpha Lambda (Havre DeGrace) Francis H. Harris Box 705 Aberdeen, MD 21101
* Alpha Theta Lambda (Atlantic City) 0. C. Edwards 310 N. Illinois Ave. Atlantic City, NJ
lota lota (Trenton State U) NO REPORT
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Beta Alpha Lambda (Jersey City) NO REPORT Delta Mu Lambda (Montclair) James H. Allen (P) 495 E. 29th Street Peterson, NJ 07514 Zeta Epsilon Lambda (Red Bank) NO REPORT Zeta lota Lambda (Trenton) James Davis, Jr. # 7 0 Tyler Dr. Willingsboro, NJ 08046 * Zeta Nu Lambda (Plainfield) Maurice Hicks 916 Oak Street Roselle, NJ 07203 Theta Psi Lambda (Somerset) Roland Livingston (CS) 116 Livingston Ave., Apt. 4-G New Brunswick, NJ 08902 Kappa Theta Lambda (Teaneck) NO REPORT
NEW YORK Director Clifford Clemmons 221-25 Manor Rd. Queens Village, NY 11427 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha (Cornell U) Dr. G. Alex Galvin 401 W. State St. Ithaca, NY 14850 Delta Epsilon (U of Buffalo) NO REPORT Delta Zeta (Syracuse U) Sylvester Johnson (S) 104 Dellplain Hall-SU Syracuse, NY 13210 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Rho Lambda (Buffalo) Charles J. L. Banks (P) 787 Forest Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209 Beta Pi Lambda (Albany) Edward F. Kennell (S) 5595 Depot Rd. Altamont, NY 12009 Zeta Zeta Lambda (St. Albans) Theodore N. Collins P.O. Box 8 Cambria, NY 11211
* Eta Zeta Lambda (New Rochelle) Arnold C. Baker 16 Nursery Lane Rye, NY 10580 Eta Theta Lambda (Wyandance) NO REPORT Eta Rho Lambda (Rochester) NO REPORT * Eta Chi Lambda (Nyack) Eugene M. Deloatch # 4 Elm Street Piedmont, NY 10968 Theta Chi Lambda (Shenectady) NO REPORT lota Theta Lambda (Endicott) Eugene W. Sharpe, III (P) P.O. Box 232 Endicott, NY 13760 * lota lota Lambda (Rome) Harry Bilton, Jr. 6384 Milles Drive Rome, NY 13440 * lota Kappa Lambda (Syracuse) Charles E. Timberlake 947 Westmoreland Ave. Syracuse, NY 13210
NEW YORK CITY Director Lacy Ray
* Omicron (U of Pittsburgh) Keith Everett 1732 Maplewood Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15221
* Delta Tau (St. Paul's Polytechnic) Delta Tau Chapter St. Paulo College Lawrenceville, VA 23888
* Rho (Temple U) Lowell J. Bethel 394 E. Clivedon Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19119
* Epsilon Pi (Virginia State College) Epsilon Pi Chapter Box 2033-NSC Norfolk, VA 23504
Psi (U of Pennsylvania) Steven Stephenson (S) 1221 South 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 * Gamma Nu (Pennsylvania State U) Larry Fiske 356 E. Fairmount Ave. State College, PA 16801
* Theta Rho (Virginia Commonwealth U) Jerome Smith 2110 Redd Street, # 1 6 Richmond, VA 23223
Delta Pi (Cheyney St. Teachers College NO REPORT
lota Alpha (Washington and Lee U) NO REPORT
Zeta Psi Chapter West Chester State College West Chester, PA 19380 West hester, PA 19380 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Omicron Lambda (Pittsburgh) Wilbur C. Douglas, Jr. (S) 6521 Deary Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206
137-12 159th Street Jamaica, NY 11434 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Eta (Metropolitan) NO REPORT Delta Chi (City of Brooklyn) NO REPORT
Zeta Theta Lambda (Harrisburg) NO REPORT * Zeta Omicron Lambda (Philadelphia) Robert L. Chapman 433 Hortter Street Philadelphia, PA 19119
* Zeta Eta (Columbia U) George Louis Van Anson 534 W. 114th Street New York, NY 10025
Kappa Beta Lambda (Erie) NO REPORT
* Theta Epsilon (Adelphi U) Ceasar Raynar, Jr. Box 190-Earl Hall Garden City, NY 1530 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Gamma Lambda (New York) Connie Miller (P) 282 Convent Ave. New York, NY 10031
Director McKinley Hackett, Jr. 101 Shirley Road Waltham, MA 21514
* Gamma lota Lambda (Brooklyn) Thomas E. Mason 225 Adams Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Eta Chi Lambda (Nyack) NO REPORT Kappa Xi Lambda (New York) Lock Box 724 F.D.R. Station New York, NY 10022
PENNSYLVANIA Director Frank E. Devine 6202 Washington Philadelphia, PA COLLEGE CHAPTERS Nu (Lincoln U) Edward L. Vaughn (S) 1213 Wissler St. Clarkesdale, MS 38614
Theta lota (Virginia Polytechnic) Roger Waller (CS) P.O. Box 346 Blacksburg, VA 24060
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Gamma (Brown U) John Reasoner (CS) Box 2352 Providence, Rl 02912
VIRGINIA Director Henry Gray Gillem 1009 South Quinn Arlington, VA 22204 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma (Virginia Union U) John Toney P. 0. Box 893 Richmond, VA 23220
lota Beta (U of Virginia) Thomas Jeffrey Fields (CS) P.O. Box 83 X NCMB Station Charlottesville, VA 22903 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Lambda (Newport) Claude N. Carter (CS) 12 Suburban Pkwy. Hampton, VA 23661 Nu Lambda (Petersburg) W. Clinton Pettus (S) Box 33-VSC Petersburg, VA 23803 Alpha Kappa Lambda (Roanoke) Walker N. Atkinson 911 Staunton Ave., N.W. Roanoke, VA 24016 Alpha Phi Lambda (Norfolk) Arnell Burrus (P) 340 Fernwood Farms Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23324 Beta Gamma Lambda (Richmond) C. A. Pennington (S) 3212 Griffin Avenue Richmond, VA 23222 * Gamma Alpha Lambda (Lexington) Stephen D. Waters 316 8th St., N.W. Charlottesville, VA 22901 * Gamma Nu Lambda (Lynchberg) W. T. Lewis 1507 Floyd Street Lynchburg, VA 24501 Delta Beta Lambda (Hampton) Samuel Massenberg (P) 1454 Todds Lane, Apt. A-38 Hampton, VA 23366 Delta Nu Lambda (Danville) NO REPORT
Beta Gamma (Virginia State College) Charles H. Lewis (S) P.O. Box 33 Petersburg, VA 23803
Epsilon lota Lambda (Suffolk) Ernest Claud, Jr. (P) P.O. Box 141 Capron, VA 23829
Gamma lota (Hampton Institute) Ralph Hightower (P) Hampton Institute, P.O. Box 6171 Hampton, VA 24668
Epsilon Nu Lambda (Portsmouth) Charles H. Taylor, Jr. (P) 1409 Carson Cresant, West Portsmouth, VA 23701
Epsilon Omicron Lambda (Lawrenceville) Ernest L. Morse (CS) Box 595 South Hill, VA 23970 Zeta Upsilon Lambda (South Boston) NO REPORT Theta Rho Lambda (Arlington) Clarence B. Halstead (P) 2608 18th St., South Arlington, VA 22204 * lota Tau Lambda (Charlotte Court House) Richard F. Booker P.O. Box 221 Amelia, VA 23002
MIDWEST ILLINOIS (Eastern) Director William Ridgeway, Ph.D. Department of Zoology Eastern Illinois U Charleston, IL 61920 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Tau (U of Illinois) Michael Henderson Box 2062 - Station A Champaign, IL 61820 * Epsilon Kappa (Bradley U) Samuel Humphrey 1003 North Elmwood Peoria, IL 61606 Zeta Nu (Eastern Illinois U) David Hicks (DP) 1403 A St. Charleston, IL 61920 Eta Tau (Illinois State U) Joe Proctor (CS) 1006 North School St. Normal, IL 61761 ALUMNI CHAPTERS NO REPORT
ILLINOIS (Northern) Director Ronald McBride 8828 S. Cornell Chicago, Illinois 60617 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta (Metropolitan) Linn Rodgers (T) 1311 S. Millard Ave. Chicago, IL 60623 * Alpha Mu (Northwestern U) Michael Shoemaker
1715 Emerson St. Evanston, IL 60201 Epsilon Phi (Northern Illinois U) Michael S. Hill (S) 1120 Varsity, Apt. 233 DeKalb, IL 60115 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Xi Lambda (Chicago) Charles A. Johnson (CS) | 8051 S. Wabash Ave. | Chicago, IL 60619
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* Zeta Xi Lambda (Evanston) Louis S. Mosely 2033 Darrow Ave. Evanston, IL 60201
Gamma Rho Lambda (Gary) Everett S. Palmer (S) 634 E. 21st Ave. Gary, IN 46407
* Epsilon Chi (U of Kentucky) John Hale Box 379-University Station Lexington, KY 40503
* Theta Mu Lambda (Joliet) Henry Boswell 994 Howliston Ct. Joliet, IL 60433
Theta Xi Lambda (South Bend) INACTIVE
* Zeta Omicron (Murray State U) LaDon Cross 499 University Station-MSU Murray, KY 42071
* lota Delta Lambda (Chicago) Lawrence A. Holloway 2951 King Dr. Chicago, IL 60616
ILLINOIS (Southern) Director Harold W. Thomas 6899 Lake Dr. East St. Louis, IL 62203 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Eta (Southern Illinois U) Charles Johnson (P) No. 7-East Danny St. Carbondale, IL 62401 * Eta Eta (Western Illinois U) Percy L Williams, Jr. Cricketwood Green, Apt. 316-A Macomb, IL 61455 lota Pi (SlU-Edwardsville: Metropolitan Kevin R. Harper (S) Branch P.O. Box 1559 Edwardsville, IL 62025 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Epsilon Lambda (East St. Louis) NO REPORT
INDIANA Director Robert McGhee 3410 West 58th St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Eta (Indiana U) Keith Smith (P) 700 East 8th St. Bloomington, IN 47401 Gamma Rho (Purdue) Sylvester Barnes (P) 613 Waldron St. West Lafayette, IN 47906 * Zeta Rho (Indiana State U) Melvin Adams Box 808-1011 Fairbanks Hall-ISU Terre Haute, IN 47809
Theta Upsilon Lambda (Fort Wayne) NO REPORT
IOWA Director Everett A. Mays P.O. Box 533 Des Moines, IA 52802
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Lambda (Louisville) T. A. Warford 1216 Beech St. Louisville, KY 40211
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha Theta (Iowa State U) Roy L. Irons 706 Carriage Hill, # 4 Iowa City, Iowa 52240
* Alpha Beta Lambda (Lexington) Wilfred T. Seals 776 Caden Ln. Lexington, KY 40505
Alpha Nu (Drake U) NO REPORT
* Gamma Beta Lambda (Frankfort) Harry B. Baker 300 Cold Harbor Dr. Frankfort, KY 40601
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Kappa Lambda (Des Moines) Paul V. Best (CS) 1333 30th St. Des Moines, IA 50311
KANSAS Director Delbert 0. Dewitty 1205 Polk Topeka, KS COLLEGE CHAPTERS Upsilon (U of Kansas) * * See Western Missouri Gamma Chi (Kansas State College) NO REPORT * Delta Mu (Wichita State U) Elarry E. Mukes 3838 Lavon Wichita, KS 67258 Epsilon Omicron (Washburn U) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Eta Lambda (Topeka) NO REPORT * Eta Beta Lambda (Wichita) Wendell Faucette 2409 East 22nd Wichita, KS 67214
Theta Xi (Ball State U) John Pearson (S) Box 388-BSU Muncie, IN 47306
Director Herbert N. Watkins 4715 Nottinghamshire Dr. Louisville, KY 40299
lota Theta (Calumet College) Johnny Isbell (S) 4935 Lakespur Dr. East Chicago, IN 46312
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha Pi (U of Louisville) Office of the Dean of Students U of Louisville Louisville, KY 40208
ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Lambda (Indianapolis) Thomas Horner (S) 225 East North St., # 2 6 0 3 Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Eta Rho (Western Kentucky U) NO REPORT
Beta Mu (Kentucky State U) Ronald Mumphery (P) McCullin Hall Rm. 202-State U Frankfort, KY 40601
Gamma Epsilon Lambda (Hopkinsville) NO REPORT
MICHIGAN Director Robert J. Chillison, III 2230 Hyde Park Rd. Detroit, Ml 48207 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon (U of Michigan) Gerald Appling (S) 340 S. Division St. Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 * Alpha Upsilon (Wayne State U) Ronald McNeil 17303 Appoline Detroit, Ml 43235 Gamma Tau (Michigan State U) Hugh S. Hatten (P) P.O. Box 466-MSU East Lansing, Ml 48207 Epsilon Eta (Eastern Michigan U) NO REPORT * Epsilon Xi (Western Michigan U) Alexander Plair 1612 North Edwards Kalamazoo, Ml 49007 Zeta Beta (Ferris State College) Alfred D. Knight (P) Box 38-Student Center-FSC Big Rapids, Ml 49307 Zeta Delta (Northern Michigan U) NO REPORT * Eta Xi (U of Detroit) Irvin J. Poke 5006 Seminole Detroit, Ml 48213 Theta Tau (General Motors Institute) NO REPORT lota Epsilon (Grand Valley State College) NO REPORT
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Lambda (Detroit) Ivan L. Cotman (S) 20141 Mclntyre Detroit, Ml 48219 Epsilon Upsilon Lambda (Flint) William A. Tipper (P) 912 East Wellington Ave. Flint, Ml 48503 Eta Nu Lambda (Grand Rapids) NO REPORT Theta Zeta Lambda (Ann Arbor) Milton P. Brown (P) 2767 Page Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 lota Rho Lambda (Pontiac) NO REPORT * lota Phi Lambda (Muskegon Heights) Joseph Ward 2341 Fifth Ave. Muskegon Hghts., Ml 49444 lota Chi Lambda (Saginaw) James Gaddis (P) 4028 Wisner Saginaw, Ml 48601 Kappa Delta Lambda (East Lansing) NO REPORT
MINNESOTA Director James Beard 4109 Portland Ave., South Minneapolis, MN 55407 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Mu (U of Minnesota) INACTIVE ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Xi Lambda (Minneapolis) NO REPORT
MISSOURI (Eastern) Director Clifton Bailey 3338 Aubert Ave. St. Louis, MO 63115 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha Eta (Metropolitan) Donald Williams 3841-A Greer St. Louis, MO 63107 Epsilon Psi (U of Missouri â€” Rolla) Frank Kenneth Billups (P) Highway 63 & Elm Rolla, MO 65401 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Lambda (St. Louis) John R. Pope (CS) 1269 Hodiamont Ave. St. Louis, MO 63112 Epsilon Eta Lambda (Charleston) Roy Cooper, Jr. (P) 415 North Chestnut Hayti, MO 63851
MISSOURI (Central) Director Carl Smith State Rte. # 2 Lakeview Sub Div. Jefferson City, MO 65101
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Psi (Lincoln U) Paul Best 522 E. Atchinson Jefferson City, MO 65101
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Rho Lambda (Youngstown) NO REPORT Delta Alpha Lambda (Cleveland) NO REPORT
Zeta Alpha (U of Missouri â€” Columbia) NO REPORT
Eta Tau Lambda (Akron) NO REPORT
Zeta Gamma (Central Missouri U) NO REPORT
OHIO (Northwest) Director Robert Stubblefield 1340 W. Woodruff St. Toledo, Ohio 43606
lota Xi (Northeast Missouri State) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Zeta Lambda (Jefferson City) Clyde K. Phillips, Jr. (P) 1409 Chestnut St. Jefferson City, MO 65101
MISSOURI (Western) Director Jimmie Bufford 3202V2 Brighton, # 2 0 Kansas City, MO 64128 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Upsilon (U of Kansas) Richard Marshall 1014 Mississippi Lawrence, KS 66044 * Delta Rho (U of Missouri Kansas City) Benjamin F. Boyd, Jr. 5100 Rockhill Rd., Box 12 Kansas City, MO 64110 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Lambda (Kansas City) Jimmie L. Buford (CS) P.O. Box 6820 Kansas City, MO 64130
NEBRASKA Director Thomas A. Phillips 5012 Ruggles St. Omaha, NE 68104 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Beta (U of Nebraska) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS
* Beta Xi Lambda (Omaha) Thomas A. Phillip 5012 Ruggles St. Omaha, NE 68104 OHIO (Northeast) Director Joseph Hill 934 Hartford Ave. Akron, OH 44320 COLLEGE CHAPTERS *PI (Cleveland State/Western Reserve) Edward Padgett 1652 E. 75th Cleveland, OH 44103 Alpha Tau (U of Akron) Michael Hughes 806 Euclid Ave. Akron, OH 44307 Epsilon Delta (Kent State U) NO REPORT
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Alpha (U of Toledo) NO REPORT
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Rho Lambda (Columbus) Clayton Hicks (CS) P.O. Box 6870, Station E Columbus, OH 43205 OHIO (Southeast) Director Clarence Frazier 1145 Wionna Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45224 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Alpha (U of Cincinnati) Irving S. Moses, Jr. (P) 632 Calhoun Hall-U of C Cincinnati, OH 45221
* Eta Beta (Wisconsin State U) Eta Beta Chapter U of Wisconsin Plattesville, Wl 53818 Eta Pi (Wisconsin State U) NO REPORT Zeta lota (WSU-Oskosh) NO REPORT lota Tau (Carthage College) NO REPORT
SOUTH ALABAMA Director W. Mingo Clark 2026 Winchester Road Huntsville, AL 35810
Epsilon Theta (Bowling Green U) John M. Gore (CS) 218 Offenhauer West Bowling, Green, OH
Delta Upsilon (Miami U) Owen Latimore (P) c/o E.0.0. Bishop Hall-Miami U Oxford, OH 45056
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Xi Lambda (Toledo) John Cohen 809 Mackow Dr. Toledo, OH 43607
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Gamma Lambda (Cincinnati) NO REPORT
Director Douglas Miller, Esq. P.O. Box 261 Institute, WVA 25112
Beta Upsilon (Alabama State College) Howard Mitchell (BM) P.O. Box 28-ASU Montgomery, AL 36101
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Zeta (West Virginia State) Jerry 0. Saunders (P) Box 28-WVSC Institute, WVA 25112
* Gamma Kappa (Miles College) Jerry Jones Box 177-Miles College Birmingham, AL 35208
Director Oliver Sumlin 2724 Hoover Ave. Dayton, OH 45407 (COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Xi (Wilberforce U) Nehemiah Sanders (BM) Wilberforce U Wilberforce, OH 45384 Gamma Theta (U of Dayton) NO REPORT Delta Xi (Central State U) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Theta Lambda (Dayton) Edward L. White (P) 5211 Big Bend Dr. Dayton, OH 45427 * Chi Lambda (Wilberforce) Thomas E. Kelley Box 132 Wilberforce, OH 45384 Zeta Delta Lambda (Springfield) Raymond T. Holmes (S) 132 Welcome Way WPAFB, OH 45433 O H I O (Southeast) Director Jim Wright 729 Bedford Ave. Columbus, OH 43205 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Kappa (Ohio State U) Rodney H. Admas (S) 100 West 9th Ave., Apt. 3-A Columbus, OH 43201 * Phi (Ohio U) Estes Perkins 307-35 N. McKinley Ave. Athens, OH 45701
Beta Theta (Bluefield State) Adolphus Young, Jr. (A) Box 671 Bluefield, WVA 24701 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Zeta Lambda (Bluefield) Adolphus Young, Jr. (S) P.O. Box 671 Bluefield, WVA 24701 Alpha lota Lambda (Institute) John E. Scott (S) P.O. Box 303 Institute, WVA 25112 Gamma Delta Lambda (Beckley) INACTIVE
WISCONSIN Director Hoyt Harper 5344 64th St. Milwaukee, Wl 53218 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Gamma Epsilon (U of Wisconsin) Joseph Jackson 2409 Cypress Way, # 7 Madison, Wl 53713
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Beta (Talladega College) James P. Gleason (P) Talladega College Talladega, AL 35160
Gamma Phi (Tuskegee Institute) Roderick L. Green (CS) P.O. Box 36 Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088 ' Delta Gamma (Alabama A&M College) Harry Jarvis Box 314-Hopkins Hall AAMU Normal, AL 35762 Epsilon Nu (Stillman College) Henry Billups (S) 4231 Stillman College Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 * Theta Delta (U of South Alabama) Wesley James 318 St. Charles Ave. Mobile, AL 36617 lota Nu (U of Alabama) Aaron L. Lamar, Jr. (DR.) University of Alabama Birmingham, AL 35294 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Omicron Lambda (Birmingham) James Pharris (P) 35 20th Ave. Birmingham, AL 35205
Epsilon Tau (U of Wisconsin-Mil. Branch) NO REPORT
Alpha Nu Lambda (Tuskegee) Wright L. Lassiter P.O. Box 905 Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088
* Zeta lota (U of Wisconsin) Zeta lota Chapter 178 Fraternity Ln.-U of W Whitewater, Wl 53190
Alpha Upsilon Lambda (Montgomery) Samuel L. Jackson (S) 1045 Pelham Street Montgomery, AL 36104
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* Beta Omicron Lambda (Mobile) Alvin J. Allen 1205 St. Mader St. Mobile, AL 36603
* Theta Sigma (U of Florida) William E. Jackson 1822 S.W. 4th Street Ccala, FL 32670
D;lta Tau Lambda (Normal) Cleophas Haywood (F&CS) 5007 Lyngail Drive Huntsville, AL 35810
lota Delta (Florida State U) Kelvin Davis (VP) FSU Box 1404 Tallahassee, FL 32306
Delta Pi Lambda (Selma) John D. Taylor (CS) 1905 St. Phillips St. Salma, AL 36701
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Upsilon Lambda (Jacksonville) A St. George Richardson 4526 Montcreif Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32209
* Delta Phi Lambda (Tuscaloosa) Milton M. Williams 1910 40th Ave., College Hill Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Beta Beta Lambda (Miami) Franklin Clark (S) 2335 N.W. 85th Miami, FL 33137
* Epsilon Delta Lambda (Talladega) Spencer E. Ramsey 1/01 W. 21st St. Anniston, AL 36201
Bsta D3lta Lambda (Daytona Bch.) Theo R. Nicholson, Sr. (P) 1077 North Street Daytona Bch., FL 32014
* Theta Alpha Lambda (Gadsden) Johnny V. Rigby 1909 E. Broad Street East Gadsden, AL 35903
* Gamma Zeta Lambda (Tampa) Richard F. Pride 2907 26th Street Tampa, FL 33605
* Theta Gamma Lambda (Dothan) Conrad L. Newman P.O. Box 117 Newville, AL 36353 Kappa Nu Lambda (Leighton) Emmitt E. Jimmar 408 S. Atlanta Ave. Sheffield, AL 35660
FLORIDA Director Robert L. Smith 431 Rosemary Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Nu (Florida A&M College) James Davis (P) 658 Liberty St., Apt. 2 Tallahassee, FL 32307 * Delta Beta (Bethune-Cookman) Alphonso Mendez Box 127-BCC Daytona Bch., FL 32015
* Gamma Mu Lambda (Tallahassee) Rev. Moses General Miles 1329 Abraham Street Tallahassee, FL 31204 * Delta Delta Lambda (W. Palm Beach) Kenneth Powell 1660 30th St., W. Riviera Bch., FL 33404 * Delta Xi Lambda (Orlando) Leonard Ingram 4187 Kirkland Blvd. Orlando, FL 32805 * Epsilon Mu Lambda (Pensacola) James V. Gillis 814 Gulf Beach Highway Warrington, FL 32507 Epsilon Pi Lambda (Gainesville) William E. Jackson 1822 S.W. 4th Street Ccala, FL 32670 Zeta Alpha Lambda (Ft. Lauderdale) Benjamin F. Lampkin, Jr. (P) 1400 Northwest Sixth Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
GEORGIA Director Matthew H. Dawson 793 Magna Carta Drive Atlanta, GA 30318 COLLEGE CHAPTERS lota (Morris Brown College) Phillip Walker 1935 Alison Court, Apt. H-13 Atlanta, GA 30311 Alpha Rho (Morehouse College) James E. Thompson (CS) P.O. Box 165-MC Atlanta, GA 30314 Alpha Phi (Clark U) Jerry Stallworth (P) Brawley Hall-Clark College Atlanta, GA 30314 * Gamma Zeta (Ft. Valley State U) Leon Lewis Box 1095-FVSC Ft. Valley, GA 31030 * Delta Delta (Albany State College) Anthony Golden Box 156-Blaylock Hall ASC Albany, GA 31705 * Delta Eta (Savannah State U) J. B. Clemmons Savannah State College Savannah, GA 31404
* Gamma Omicron Lambda (Albany) Gordon Davis 613 Henderson Albany, GA 31705 * Gamma Sigma Lambda (Ft. Valley) Dr. O. Edward Hicks Box 586-State College Ft. Valley, GA 31030 Delta lota Lambda (Columbus) Lorenzo R. Mann (S) 4554 Moline Ave. Columbus, GA 31907 Epsilon Beta Lambda (Macon) Joseph D. Lindsey (S) 2941 Malibu Dr. Macon, GA 31201 Eta lota Lambda (Athens) Hugh Goodrum (CS) P.O. Box 902 Athens, GA 30601 * Theta Nu Lambda (LaGrange) Frank R. Lewis 130 Brenda Blvd. LaGrange, GA 30240
MISSISSIPPI Director John I. Hendricks, Jr. Alcorn State College Lorman, MS 39096
Zeta Mu (Georgia State U) Henry Phillips (P) 1649 Terry Mill Rd., S.E. Atlanta, GA 30316
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Upsilon (Tougaloo College) Lucas Watson (CS) Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS 39174
* Zeta Pi (U of Georgia) Louis Neely 17030 Lumpkins Athens, GA 30601
* Delta Kappa (Alcorn State College) Leon Moore Box 267-AAMC Lorman, MS 39096
Eta Alpha (Paine College) Anthony Campbell (S) 1235 15th Street Augusta, GA 30901
* Delta Phi (Jackson State College) Gilbert Baber Box 17177-Jackson State College Jackson, MS 39217
* Theta Beta (Columbus College) Richard Holmes 4731 Conner Rd. Columbus, GA 31903
Zeta Phi (Ms Valley State College) Esper Smith (S) P.O. Box 899 Itta Bena, MS 38941
lota Eta (Mercer U) Charles D. Eaddy (S) P.O. Box 393-Mercer U Macon, GA 31207
lota Gamma (Rust College) Fred Taylor (S) Rust College Holly Springs, MS 38625
* Delta Psi (Florida Memorial College) Sparkman Fergenson 15800 N.W. 42nd Ave. Miami, FL 33054
Eta Kappa Lambda (Ft. Pierce) Havert L. Fenn (S) P.O. Box 1271 Ft. Pierce, FL 33450
* Eta Delta (U of Miami) Willie Hill Box 8352-U of M Coral Gables, FL 33124
Thsta Eta Lambda (St. Petersburg) Alfred B. Williams 2534 22nd Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33407
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Eta Lambda (Atlanta) Nathaniel C. Veale, Jr. (CS) PO. Box 92576 Atlanta, GA 30314
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Epsilon Lambda (Jackson) Dr. R. W. Harrison, Jr. (S) P 0. Box 356 Yazoo City, MS 39194
* Theta Gamma (U of South Florida) Theta Gamma Chapter U of South Florida Tampa, FL 33620
* lota Beta Lambda (Cocoa) Lonnie Blocker 904 S. Varr Ave. Rockledge, FL 32955
* Alpha Chi Lambda (Augusta) James M. Hinton P.O. Box 904 Augusta, GA 30903
* Epsilon Xi Lambda (Mound Bayou) George J. Bacon P.O. Box 5531 Greenville, MS 38701
* Theta Sigma (U of Florida) Theta Gamma Chapter U of South Florida Tampa, FL 33620
lota Pi Lambda (Richmond Hgts.) Paul J. Joseph 16140 S.W. 87th Ave. Miami, FL 33157
* Beta Pi Lambda (Savannah) Daniel Washington 1513 Cathy Street Savannah, GA 31401
Zeta Mu Lambda (Biloxi) Mack B. Harris (CS) 1908 30th Ave. Gulfport, MS 39501
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* Eta Phi Lambda (Columbus) Otis E. Barry Rte. 1, Box 233 Steen, MS 39766
Alpha Pi Lambda (Winston-Salem) John P. Bond, III 726 25th Street, N.W. Winston Salem, NC 27105
* Delta Alpha (Claflin U) Lee Oatice McKinnon 509 Buckley Street Orangeburg, SC 29115
Bet3 Pi (Lane College) Gregory Scott (P) 211 Jackson Street Jackson, TN 28301
Beta Thsta Lambda (Durham) A. J. H. Clement, III 2505 Weaver Street Durham, NC 27707
Eta lota (Voorhees College) Thurmond White (P) Battle Hall-Voorhees College Denmark, SC 29042
* Gamma Omicron (Knoxville College) Gamma Omicron Chapter Box 382-Knoxville College Knoxville, TN 37921
Director Waiter Sullivan 2405 Glenridge Ct. Greensboro, NC 27405
Beta Mu Lambda (Salisbury) Frank R. Brown (T) 815 W. Thomas Street Salisbury, NC 28144
Th:ta Nu (U of South Carolina) R'chard Rsed (P) Box 84511 Columbia, SC 29208
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Omicron (Johnson C. Smith U) Jacon Leon Reid (S) Box 465 Charlotte, NC 28208
Beta Nu Lambda (Charlotte) McKinley A. Cochane (P) 2015 Patton Ave. Charlotte, NC 28216
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Psi Lambda (Columbia) Joe E. Brown (CS) 1605 Frye Road Columbia, SC 29205
Beta Epsilon (A & T State U) Mack Parker (P) Box A-14 N.C. A&T State U Greensburo, NC 27411
* Gamma Kappa Lambda (Wilmington) B. T. Washington 1417 Queen Street Wilmington, NC 28401
* Beta Zeta (Elizabeth City State U) Dexter Jones 1203 Southern Ave. Elizabeth Cty., NC 27909
Gamma Phi Lambda (Asheville) James E. King (CS) 81 Taft Ave. Asheville, NC 28803
Beta lota (Winston-Salem State U) Robert G. Hedgepeth (P) P.O. Box 14318-WSSU Winston-Salem, NC 27102
Theta Sigma Lambda (Natchez) Norris A. Edney (P) P.O. Box 870-ASC Lorman, MS 39096
* Beta Rho (Shaw U) Beta Rho Chapter Box 201-Shaw U Raleigh, NC 27602 Gamma Beta (North Carolina Central U Dennis Levi Forbes (CS) P.O. Box 19484-NCU Durham, NC 27707 Gamma Mu (Livingston College) Larry D. Giles Box 62-Livingston College Salisbury, NC 28144 * Gamma Psi (St. Augustines College) Leon LeGrant Box 268-St. Augustines College Raleigh, NC 27611 Epsilon Zeta (Fayetteville State U) Howard Picett (CS) P.O. Box 1438 Fayetteville, NC 28301 Zeta Epsilon (Barber-Scotia College) Charles C. King (S) Box 437-Barber-Scotia College Concord, NC 28025
Beta Kappa Lambda (Charleston) NO REPORT
Theta Pi (Austin Peay State U) R. Briggs (CS) Hillview Hgts., Apt. C-19 Clarksville, TN 37040 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Tau Lambda (Nashville) Hayden E. Ballard, Jr. (CS) P.O. Box 5646 Nashville, TN 37208
* Gamma Gamma Lambda (Greenville) Luke H. Chatman P.O. Box 1311 Greenville, SC 29602
* Psi Lambda (Chattanooga) Albert M. Miller, Jr. 718 Mudland Pike Chattanooga, TN 37411
Epsilon Rho Lambda (Fayetteville) Frederick Hill (P) 2509 Caldonia Circle Fayetteville, NC 28301
Delta Zeta Lambda (Orangeburg) Peter Felder (P) Claflin College Orangeburg, SC 29115
Alpha Delta Lambda (Memphis) George D. Clark, Jr. (S) 1217 Fountain Court Memphis, TN 38106
Epsilon Sigma Lambda (Tarboro) NO REPORT
Delta Kappa Lambda (Florence) Joseph E. Heyward (S) P.O. Box 384 Florence, SC 29501
Alpha Mu Lambda (Knoxville) Edward 0. Hill (P) 2643 Linden Ave. Knoxville, TN 37914
Eta Omicron Lambda (Rock Hill) NO REPORT
* Beta Upsilon Lambda (Jackson) Herman Stone 841 Lane Ave. Jackson, TN 38301
Epsilon Chi Lambda (Elizabeth City) E. N. Smith (P) Box 102-ESU Elizabeth City, NC 27909 * Zeta Eta Lambda (New Bern) W. C. Keyes 1504 Beaufort St. New Bern, NC 28560
Theta Phi Lambda (Bennettsville) Ralph W. Dupree (CS) Beauty Spot Road Bennettsville, SC 29511
Eta Mu Lambda (Gastonia) Joel C. Marable (S) 407 Belevedere Circle Kings Mountain, NC 28086
* lota Eta Lambda (Denmark) Arthur J. H. Clement, Jr. Voorhees College Denmark, SC 29042
Theta Omicron Lambda (Goldsboro) John D. Stokes (S) 306 W. Chestnut Street Goldsboro, NC 27530
SOUTH CAROLINA Director William J. Davis, Jr. 4509 Williamburg Drive Columbia, SC 29203
TENNESSEE Director Zenoch G. Adams 1024 Kellow Street Nashville, TN 37208 Chi (Meharry Medical College) Michael Shaw (P) Box 143-Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN 37208
Eta Nu (East Carolina State U) NO REPORT Eta Omicron (North Carolina State) Calvin McNeill (S) P.O. Box 5483-NSU Raleigh, NC 27607
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Delta (South Carolina State) Joe Singleton (P) Box 1954-SCSC Orangeburg, SC 29117
Alpha Chi (Fisk U) Victor G. Brown (P) Box 329 Fisk U Nashville, TN 37203
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Lambda (Greensboro) George Breathett (CS) P.O. Box 21052 Greensboro, NC 27420
* Gamma Gamma (Allen U) Claude J. Wells Box 120-Allen U Columbia, SC 29204
Beta Xi (LeMoyne-Owen College) Lee Lester (P) 1607 Florida Street Memphis, TN 38109
* Phi Lambda (Raleigh) Richard E. Ball 1509 Summerville Circle Raleigh, NC 27610
Gamma Pi (Benedict College) Ernest Alexander (P) Jenkins Hall-Benedict U Columbia, SC 29204
Beta Omicron (Tennessee A & I U) Dennis Lawson (CS) Box 149-TSU Nashville, TN 37203
Eta Phi (U of Tennessee) Joshuah L. Barber 3120 Wilcox Blvd. Chattanooga, TN 37411
Kappa Zeta Lambda (Clarksville) NO REPORT
SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS Director William H. Fowler 2515 Ringo Little Rock, AR 72201 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Chi (Philander Smith College) Arthur E. Hines (P) Box 530-Philander Smith College Little Rock, AR 72201 * Gamma Delta ( A M & N College) Oliver 8. McFalls 1103-A North Cedar Pine Bluff, AR 71601 Theta Kappa (Henderson State College) Johnny Harris (P) Route 1, Box 176C Gordon, AR 71743 Theta Upsilon (Arkansas State U) William Lee (P) P.O. Box 707-ASU Jonesboro, AR 72467 Theta Psi (State College of Arkansas) NO REPORT
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ALUMNI CHAPTERS Pi Lambda (Little Rock) Acie L. Johnson (P) 2409 Howard Street Little Rock, AR 72206
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Sigma Lambda (New Orleans) Dr. Walter E. Morial 3328 St. Anthony Avenue New Orleans, LA 70126
* Zeta Upsilon (Northeastern State College) Marion Terry Box 340 Haskell Hall NSC Tahlequah, OK 74464
* Epsilon Rho (Lamar Tech State College) Edward Nelson Box 10124-Lamar U Station Beaumont, TX 77710
* Delta Sigma Lambda (Pine Bluff) Robert C. Haynie 1220 W. Pullen Street Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Beta lota Lambda (Baton Rouge) Paul E. Waller (CS) 1654 78th Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70807
* Eta Theta (East Central State College) Ronald Hunter Box 1734 Ada. OK 74820
Epsilon Sigma (St. Mary's U) Roy Washington CS) P.S. Box 2406 San Antonio, TX 78208
Theta Tau Lambda (Helena) George L. Denton (S) 263 California Street Marianna, AR 72360
* Delta Upsilon Lambda (Shreveport) James C. Leary 2961 Looney Street Shreveport, LA 71103
LOUISIANA Director Ray 0. Wright 823 Atkinson Monroe, LA 71201 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Beta Sigma (Southern U) Reuben Turner Box 9929-Southern U Baton Rouge, LA 70813 Beta Tau (Xavier U) Donzell Floyd (DE) St. Michael's Dorm New Orleans, LA 70125 Beta Phi (Dillard U) James V. Langie (S) P.O. Box 214 New Orleans, LA 70122 Delta Sigma (Grambling U) Michael Gaines (P) P.O. Box 821 Grambling, LA 71245 * Epsilon Upsilon (Southern U) Marshall Jackson 1408 S. Miro, Apt. A New Orleans, LA 70125 Zeta Xi (U of South West Louisiana) Carol Bourgeois Box 1889-U of Southwestern Louisiana Lafayette, LA 70501 * Eta Kappa (Louisiana Tech U) Richard Fisher Box 6522-Louisiana Tech U Ruston, LA 71270
Epsilon Kappa Lambda (Grambling) Jacob T. Stewart (P) P.O. Drawer 604 Grambling, LA 71245 * Epsilon Psi Lambda (Alexandria) George W. Thompson 3616 13th Street Alexandria, LA 71301 * Zeta Chi Lambda (Bogalusa) Albert L. Jordan 1502 North Ave. Bogalusa, LA 70427 * Zeta Psi Lambda (Lake Charles) Joseph Y. Ballard 2911 General Mitchell Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601 Eta Gamma Lambda (Lafayette) AlvinWiltz (S) 832 Begnaud Street Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 Eta Delta Lambda (Monroe) Louis Pargoud (CS) 500 Jason Drive Monroe, LA 71201 lota Xi Lambda (Opelousas) Donald J. Bush (P) P.O. Box 329 Opelousas, LA 70570
OKLAHOMA Director Roy L. Watson 4401 North Thompson Oklahoma City, OK 73105
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Tau Lambda (Tulsa) Percy J. Perry, Jr. 3125 N. Hartford Place Tulsa, OK 74106 Beta Epsilon Lambda (Boley) L. G. Ashley (S) P.O. Box 247 Boley, OK 74829 Beta Eta Lambda (Oklahoma City) William G. Henderson (P) P.O. Box 11568 Oklahoma City, OK 73111 Beta Chi Lambda (Muskogee) Vernon L. Foshee (S) 725 N. Terrace Blvd. Muskogee, OK 74401 Zeta Gamma Lambda (Langston) Robert S. Anderson (CP) Box 778 Langston, OK 73050 Eta Xi Lambda (Lawton) Maj. E. W. McMillan, Jr. (S) P.O. Box 1335 Lawton, OK 73501
TEXAS Director Roosevelt Johnson 2521 South Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Delta (Huston-Tillotson College) Leroy Hasley (S) Box 103-HTC Austin, TX 78702 * Alpha Sigma (Wiley U) Robert T. Lewis P.O. Box 464-Wiley College Marshall, TX 75670
* Zeta Kappa (U of Texas) George Ellis 2111 Sun Bowl Dr., #113-A El Paso, TX 79902 Zeta Tau (East Texas U) Edward Johnson (CS) Box S.E.T. Station Commerce, TX 75428 Zeta Chi (U of Texas at Arlington) Marvin Mooney (CS) Box 19193-UTA Station Arlington, TX 76019 * Eta Gamma (Prairie View A & M College) Terry Haywood Box 2255-PVC Prairie View, TX 77445 Eta Epsilon (North Texas State U) E. Vinson Brewster (P) Box 5493-N T Station Denton, TX 76203 * Eta Mu (U of Houston) Randolph Byrd 2612 Ruth Houston, TX 77004 Eta Upsilon (Texas Tech. U) Henry Wheeler (CS) 2801 8th Lubbock, TX 79409 Eta Psi (Texas Christian U) NO REPORT * Theta Alpha (Jarvis Christian College Irving Allen Jarvis Christian College Hawkins, TX 76765 * Theta Mu (Sam Houston State U) Cornell Brown Sam Houston State U Huntsville, TX 77340
Eta Chi (Northeast Louisiana U) Andre' Doyal McDade (P) P.O. Box 40-NLU Monroe, LA 71201
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Kappa (Langston U) Ronald Walker (P) Langston U Langston, OK 73050
* Gamma Alpha (Texas College) Tommy Walker Texas College Tyler, TX 75701
* Theta Theta (McNeese U) Glenneth Coleman Box 233-MSU Lake Charles, LA 70601
* Epsilon Epsilon (Oklahoma State U) Ronnie Foster 408 N. Washington Stillwater, OK 74074
Delta Theta (Texas Southern U) Kenneth Ray Long (P) 3201 Wheeler Ave. Houston, TX 77004
Theta Phi (Louisiana State U) Kenneth L. Jones 728 Desire St., Apt. 2 New Orleans, LA 70122
* Zeta Zeta (U of Oklahoma) Andrew Watkins 640 Elm Norman, CK 73069
* Epsilon Gamma (Bishop College) Donald Yares Box 233-Bishop College Dallas, TX 75241
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Eta Lambda (Houston) NO REPORT
Theta Chi (Northwestern State U) Hilton Verrett (P) P.O. Box 5232 Natchitoches, LA 71457
* Zeta Sigma (Central State U) Terry Lynn Dungee, III 3232 Prespect Oklahoma City, OK
* Epsilon Lota (U of Texas) Epsilon lota Chapter Box 1712 Austin, TX 78741
Alpha Sgima Lambda (Dallas) Earnest L. Wallace (P) 2334 S. Good-Latimer Expressway Dallas, TX 75215
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lota Kappa (Paul Quinn College) NO REPORT lota Mu (Stephen S. Austin State U) NO REPORT * lota Omicron (Southern Methodist U) Robert S. Butler (P) Box 3183-SMU Dallas, TX 75275
* Beta Tau Lambda (Ft. Worth) Donald A. Brooks 1725 Carverly Drive Ft. Worth, TX 76112 Gamma Eta Lambda (Austin) NO REPORT * Gamma Pi Lambda (Galveston) Frank Windom 3215 Avenue M V4 Galveston, TX 77550 Gamma Tau Lambda (Beaumont) Elijah Moye (CS) 4125 South Fourth Street Beaumont, TX 77705 * Gamma Upsilon Lambda (Marshall) L. W. Garrett P.O. Box 209 Marshall, TX 75670 Delta Rho Lambda (San Antonio) Frank Evans, Jr. (S) 318 S. Monumental St. San Antonio, TX 78203 * Epsilon Alpha Lambda (Tyler) Joe Jones 1810 North Fenton Avenue Tyler, TX 75701
ARIZONA (Tucson) NEVADA Director Felix Goodwin 7065 N. Stardust Tucson, NV 85718 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Theta (U of Arizona) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Eta Psi Lambda (Tucson) Norman Bartee (CS) 8321 E. Karolee PI. Tucson, AZ 85710 Theta Pi Lambda (Las Vegas) NO REPORT
CALIFORNIA (Bakersfield-Fresno Area) Director William H. Day 3654 Santa Ana Ave. Fresno, CA 93726 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Beta (Fresno State College) Mr. Harold Mucker (P) 1222 E. Kauiland St. Fresno, CA 93706
Epsilon Epsilon Lambda (Waco) Mason Yarbrough (P) 1809 Mahalia Drive Waco, TX 76705
ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Nu Lambda (Fresno) Charles Francis (P) 1052 Klette Fresno, CA 93706
Epsilon Tau Lambda (Prairie View) James Johnson (P) P.O. Box 2790 Priarie View, TX 77445
Kappa Eta Lambda (Bakersfield) Herbert L. Nealy (P) 4608 El Monte Way Bakersfield, CA 93309
Epsilon Phi Lambda (Port Arthur) NO REPORT * Zeta Tau Lambda (Amarillo) Johnny N. Allen P.O. Box 841 Amarillo, TX 79105 Eta Upsilon Lambda (Odessa) NO REPORT Theta Delta Lambda (El Paso) NO REPORT Theta Kappa Lambda (Lubbock) NO REPORT Kappa Gamma Lambda (Texarkana) NO REPORT
ARIZONA (Phoenix) NEW MEXICO Director William M. Corbin 2401 W. Cherry Lynn Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85015 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Tau Lambda (Phoenix) William M. Corbin (CS) 2401 W. Cherry Lynn Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85015 lota Psi Lambda (Albuquerque) NO REPORT
CALIFORNIA (Bay Area) Director Grandvel Jackson 257 Kensington Way San Francisco, CA 94127 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Epsilon (UC-Berkeley) NO REPORT * Delta Omicron (Stanford) George Hall 1323 Gilman Ave. San Francisco, CA 94124 Epsilon Mu (San Jose State College) Nathaniel Newman P.O. Box 486 San Jose, CA 95103 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Phi Lambda (Berkeley) Luther R. Harris (P) 4851 Scotia Ave. Oakland, CA 94605 Gamma Chi Lambda (San Francisco) H. Welton Flynn (T) 565 Grove St. San Francisco, CA 95120 Eta Sigma Lambda (Palo Alto) Charles Kelly 1167 Maraschino Dr. I Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Theta Beta Lambda (Richmond) NO REPORT Kappa Alpha Lambda (Monterey) John J. Phillips (P) P.O. Box 252 Monterey, CA 93940 Kappa Omicron Lambda (Vallejo) Otha M. Green (S) 418 LaDera Dr. Vallejo, CA 94590
CALIFORNIA (Los Angeles Area) Director Clinton Minnis 2118 S. Bagley St. Los Angeles, CA 90034 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Xi (U of California) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Psi Lambda (Los Angeles) Samuel W. Davis (RS) 6743-3rd Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90043 Eta Pi Lambda (Pasadena) Mr. Frank A. Nicholson (P) P.O. Box 1884 Altadena, CA 91001 * lota Zeta Lambda (Compton) Wilson Crim 4234 Don Diablo Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90008
CALIFORNIA (Sacramento-Stockton Area) Director Clifford Basfield 520 West 5th Street Stockton, CA 95206 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Theta Eta (UC-Davis) Robert Thompson 3100 Jersey Way, Apt. 16 Sacramento, CA 95812 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Beta Lambda (Sacramento) Marcus Crowder (P) P.O. Box 22261 Sacramento, CA 94831
CALIFORNIA (San Bernadino A r e a )
lota Psi (California Polytechnic U) Joseh Paige (S) 147 E. Golden Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90003
CALIFORNIA (San Diego Area) Director Samuel McElroy 6531 Hopedale Ct. San Diego, CA 92120 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Eta Sigma (Metropolitan) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Sigma Lambda (San Diego) Reginald Jackson (CS) 3194 Caminito Quixote San Diego, CA 92154
COLORADO Director Harrison Hudson 2655 Locust St. Denver, CO 80207 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha lota (U of Colorado) Marcellus Martin 3321 Buch St. Denver, CO 80207 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Psi Lambda (Denver) NO REPORT * lota Omicron Lambda (Colorado Springs) Leon Jenkins (P) 628 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
WASHINGTON OREGON Director Clifford Donley, Jr. 347 29th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Xi (U of Washington) Marcus Nelson (CS) P.O. Box 22219 Seattle, WA 98122 Beta Psi (U of Oregon) NO REPORT
Director Kenneth Chapman 846 East Margarita St. Rialto, CA 92376
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Epsilon Zeta Lambda (Portland, OR) Carl Deiz 9144 N. Chautaugua Portland, OR 97217
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Delta (U of Southern California) Bennie J. Harris, Jr. 2727 Ellendale Place 16 Los Angeles, CA 90007
Zeta Pi Lambda (Seattle, WA) Wallace L. Johnson 2451 26th Ave., E Seattle, WA 98102
lota Chi (Redlands U) Kenneth Chapman (S) 846 E. Margarita St. Rialto, CA 92376
lota Mu Lambda (Tacoma, WA) Eugene S. Morris (S) Box 171-Fern Hill Station | Tacoma, WA 98412
The Sphinx / October 1974
WHAT'S HAPPENING' BROTHER? TOP OF THE PAGE:
Chapter response to our call for Chapter Directories containing
the 1974 - 1975 address has been fantastic —
and they're still coming in! Thanks
for your cooperation . „.<> ERWIN FRANCE was tabbed as one of Chicago's "Ten Best Dressed Men" by the Fabulous Dress Horsemen, at a benefit affair for the NAACP. Also making the list was Rev0 HENRY HARDY, the Alpha brother who is the "Radio Voice of Operation PUSH" .... Brother Matthew Dawson (former Georgia State Director) has moved to San Francisco —
to become Administrator of Employment Programs for the Crown
Zellerbach Company .... As usual, the Life Members Breakfast was a hugh success. For the first time in history, Life Member Number One, Brother 0 o WILSON WINTERS, was unable to attend because of ill health.
However, the genius of Life Membership
Chairman JOHN D. BUCKNER scored again —
and Brother WINTERS shared his fellowship and
fabled wit via telephone from Philadelphia .... The Georgia State Alpha meeting is scheduled for Macon, Georgia — —
January 31 - February 1, 1975 .... October 25, 1974
the Inauguration of Brother HENRY PONDER as the Eleventh President of Benedict
College in Columbia, South Carolina . „.. Brother OTIS COX, an FBI Special Agent, was cited for preventing the hijacking of a jet at the Boston airport! What could the world do without Alphas?
.»oo Brother MARCUS CROWDER heads the slate of officers of
Zeta Beta Lambda Chapter in Sacramento, California <>... General President WALTER WASHINGTON cited three landmark achievements of the administration of our late Brother FRANK L. STANLEY, Sr.:
(1) he rallied the Fraternity's financial and moral support
behind the early efforts of Brother MARTIN LUTHER KIND, Jr., (2) he led the Fraternity at the 50th Anniversary Convention, and (3) he established the Building Foundation — an enviable record by any standards .„.. Brother RONALD SMILEY was re-elected to a third term as President of "The Life Member Chapter" — BOTTOM LINE:
EPSILON LAMBDA (St. Louis).
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