VOLUME 61, NUMBER 3 OCTOBER 1975 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
ALPHA'S OUTREACH TO BUSINESS
GDITOR THANKS! To the members of the Publications Committee who listened and offered suggestions as I outlined my goals as Editor, past and future . . . to the many brothers across Alphadom who have pledged support and offered helpful hints . . . to the delegates at the Miami convention for their show of confidence and support... and to the chapter editors who are laboring with me as we continue to improve our journal... to all of you, I again say thanks . . . After a year of exhorting the chapters and brothers to submit news, I returned from Miami to find a deluge of information - which resulted in this, the largest issue during my tenure as editor... We are well on the way to accomplishing the goals outlined in my report to the Publications Committee and the General Convention. Key numbers have been added to the chapter listing, which is not in final form due to re-organization by the new regional vice presidents. We have expanded the list of national officers and the Alpha Calendar. The professional look of the magazine is evident due to the fine work of our new Art Editor, Brother Jewell Cook. Brother Cook is a college brother and even a cursory inspection of this issue will reveal that college brothers are included in every facet of the SPHINX. Also, two regular features have been added - Alpha Athletes and Alpha Golden Legacy, which will recap many of the accomplishments of the fraternity since its inception. All things considered, I think it's a pretty good issue. Let me know what you think We were especially pleased to take the opportunity in this issue to pay tribute to the many brothers who work for Alpha on the local level and were recognized by their chapters, states, and regions during the past year. . . Information is included on the 1976 General Convention (pages 4 and 5). Now is the time to start making plans to attend .. . This issue also contains a record number of articles in the Chapter News and Alphas On The Move sections. Don't let the fraternal year pass without your chapter being mentioned in the SPHINX . . . CHAPTER EDITORS: As the SPHINX grows it is increasingly important that you carefully prepare articles submitted for publication. It is much easier for thirty people to spend one-half hour doing a single article than for me to spend fifteen hours redoing the same work. Please type (double-space) all articles and adhere to the published deadlines. The deadlines are printed on the back cover but I shall repeat them here: December Issue, November 1, 1975; February Issue, January 1, 1976; May Issue, April 1, 1976. I realize that sometimes the magazine arrives close to the deadline dates (or even after them), but if we never implement the deadlines the magazine will always be late, and the vicious circle will never end . . . Check out the ad on page 38 for the new Alpha Rings . . . ON THE DRAWING BOARD: Profiles of the candidates for General President; a look at Blacks in the judiciary; additional on the 1976 General Convention; and lots more . . . Until next issue... Michael J. Price
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Official Organ Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
4 - Preview . . . 70th Anniversary Convention Now is the time to make your plans to be present at the historic 1976 General Convention to be held in New York City and Monrovia, Liberia. 8 - They Hold High the Name of Alpha A glimpse at some of the unsung heroes of Alpha who work to achieve "Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for all Mankind". 10 - Statement of Public Policy Alpha's stand on the vital issues of today. 12 - FOCUS A salute to one of America's outstanding educators and an exemplary Alpha man Dr. Richard Vernon Moore. 15
Alpha Athletes The first segment in a continuing series on the accomplishments of Alpha's in the world of sports. In this issue we meet a football hero in the Ivy League.
16 - Alpha Golden Legacy In the almost 70 years of our fraternity's existence many events of worldwide significance have transpired, and Alpha Phi Alpha has played a large part in molding these occurrences. In this continuing feature, we will excerpt moments and events frorr the pages of history so that all may know the accomplishments of Alpha. Brother Raymond W. Cannon presents an interesting and informative exposition in this issue. Be sure to read it! 20 - MIAMI, 1975 A report on the 69th Anniversary Convention held at the Hotel Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Florida.
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DEPARTMENTS The General President Speaks From the Executive Secretary's Desk There Goes An Alpha Man Alphas on the Move 59 - Directory of Officers and Chapters Inside Front Cover - EDITOR'S REVIEW
14-Newsline 39 - Chapter News 38 - Life Membership 54 - Omega Chapter
About the cover: SPHINX Art Editor Jewell Cook provides some insight into the role of Alpha Phi Alpha in the movement to increase the number of Blacks in business. Based on the 69th Anniversary Convention theme, "Alpha's Outreach to Business".
The Sphinx is the official magazine of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 4 4 3 2 Dr Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, IL 6 0 6 5 3 . Published four times a year: February, May. October and December Send all editorial mail and change of Address (send both addresses) to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 4 4 3 2 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 6 0 6 5 3 . Manuscripts or art submitted to The Sphinx should be accompanied by addressed envelopes and return postage. Editor assumes no responsibility for return of unsolicited manuscripts or art. Opinions expressed in columns and articles do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and use of any person's name in fiction, semi-fiction articles or humorous features is to be regarded as a coincidence and not as the responsibility of The Sphinx. It is never done knowingly. Copyright 1 9 7 5 by The Sphinx, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Reproduction or use, without wrttten permission, of the editorial or pictorial content in any manner is prohibited. The Sphinx has been published continuously since 1 9 1 4 . Organizing Editor: Bro Raymond W. Cannon Organizing General President: Bro. Henry Lake Dickason. Second class postage paid at Chicago, IL. Postmaster: Send form 3 5 7 9 and all correspondence: 4 4 3 2 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, Illinois 6 0 6 5 3 .
MICHAEL J. PRICE Editor-in-Chief JEWELL V. COOK Art Editor STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION (Act of August 1 2 , 1 9 7 0 ; S e c t i o n 3 6 8 5 . Title 3 9 U.S. C o d e ) Title of Publication: Sphinx Date ol filing: October 10. 1975 Frequency of issue Quarterly Location of known office of publication 4432 S. King Drive Chicago. Cook. IL 60653 Same as 4 Names and addresses of publisher, editor, and managing editor Publisher Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. 4432 S King Drive Chicago. Illinois 60653 Editor Michael J Price, same Owner: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Inc (a not for profit corporation). 4432 S. King Drive. Chicago. IL 60653 There are no stockholders owning 1% or more of total amount of stock Not applicable Not applicable. The purpose, function, and non-profit status of this organization and the exempt status for Federal income tax purposes have not changed during preceding 12 months. .11 Extent and nature of circulation Aver No Single copies each issue issue during nearest to preceding filing date 12 mons10.000 Total no. copies printed 10,000 Paid circulation 1 Sales thru dealers. carriers, street vendors and counter sales None None 9.400 2 Mail subscriptions 9.400 Total paid circulation 9.400 9.400 I. Free distribution (including samples) by mail, carrier or other means 500 500 D. 2. Copies distributed to news agencies but not sold None None E. Total Distribution (Sum of C and D) 9.900 9.900 F Office use. leftover, unaccounted, spoiled after printing 100 100 G Total (sum ol E t F should equal net press run shown in A) 10.000 10.000 I certify that the statements made by me above are correct and complete (Signature of editor, publisher, business manager or owner) Michael J Price
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The 1975 Miami Convention has passed and was extremely successful. It culminated an intensive effort on the part of all sectors of the fraternity to achieve programmatic goals set in motion at the beginning of this administration. It was with deep satisfaction that I witnessed the presence of over 3,000 persons at the Alpha Formal Banquet. An outstanding address was given by Brother Lowell W. Perry, Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. And, of course, the singing of the hymn, with solo by Brother Mingo Clark, gripped the audience and provided a high point of the convention and, indeed, the history of Alpha. The SPHINX magazine has taken on a new look. The positive comments and praise given by many of the delegates were indications of the outstanding work done by Assistant Executive Secretary Michael J. Price. Because of this, he was elected Editor of the Sphinx, with the magazine becoming permanently placed in the Office of the Executive Secretary. This means that the Sphinx will have on a day-today basis all of the information about the fraternity and be in a position to reflect an over-all view of the fraternity. The State Organization had its beginning in the Southern Region, which first organized its seven states into individual conventions. One effort of this administration was to extend this concept throughout the fraternity. This effort was virtually completed with the organization of Upper New York, giving the national organization a stronger local base on which to build.
t i l ÂŠiiii&a, Mirarair i>mm The Commission on Businesses Encouragement, under the Co-Chairmanship of Brothers John H. Johnson and LeRoy Jeffries has come of age. Brother Jeffries, who has given much of his time, is to be congratulated for his commitment to this venture. The commission's objective is to influence every facet of the business community and to encourage our youth and other brothers to go into business. The support of our businessmen within the fraternity has been gratifying. The convention provided $5,000 seed money to the project, and I have no doubt that the commission's budget will be increased as brothers become more aware of the program's positive contributions. The "Miss Black and Gold" pageant was also provided with $2,500 to begin plans for the first pageant, to be held during the New York portion of the '76 convention. The pageant, under the direction of Brother Nathaniel Veale of Morehouse College, is geared toward stimulating and recognizing the talents of our youth. Chapters and regions will be asked to participate and bear the expenses of their candidates to the state, regional and national conventions. "Miss Black and Gold" should not be confused with the socalled Alpha Angels, which have no official connection with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. We launched the Project 100 chapter expansion program in 1974. In Miami 58 chapters were reported established and they should be completed before the New YorkMonrovia convention. This reflects a great effort on the part of all concerned. Brother Laurence Sutton of Mississippi Valley State University is Chairman of the Committee on Standards and Extension and will direct this project. We urge both college and alumni brothers to make a personal effort to place Alpha chapters on qualified campuses. We also encourage the expansion of alumni chapters, especially in large
urban centers where the need exists. The MILLION DOLLAR DRIVE of the Education Foundation is designed to establish an endowment to insure that any brother who wishes to further his education can do so with the support of the fraternity. This project is under the leadership of Education Foundation Chairman Herman B. Smith, Chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and we urge each brother to make a significant contribution. This drive merits the support of every Alpha man and contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. Faced with escalating costs, the Miami Convention increased Grand Tax to $15 - College, and $ 3 0 - Alumni. This increase was necessary to maintain essential services to chapters and brothers. This amendment has been circulated to all chapters. For the first time in history we shall travel outside the United States for a General Convention. The 1976 meet will be held in both New York City and Monrovia, Liberia. We have a strong Alpha chapter in Monrovia and plans are underway for the establishment of college chapters on the continent. We urge all brothers and their families to attend both portions of this historic meeting. A constitutional amendment will be offered for the establishment of a sixth, international, region of the fraternity. A general outline of the convention is included in this issue of the Sphinx. The Black Media is one of the most powerful avenues we have of informing America of the socio-economic conditions of our community. Their support is our responsibility, and in Miami the General President urged fraternity members to buy Black newspapers and periodicals, and to listen to Black radio and television programs. Advertising is the backbone of any media operation and Alphas in responsible corporate (Page 52, please) The Sphinx / October 1975
GREETINGS: The Office of the Executive Secretary has encountered as much detailed work after the convention as in preparation for the convention. The 69th Anniversary Convention was a huge success and had the largest attendance (2,150) by delegates, brothers, ladies and children in the history of the Fraternity. Now is the time for all chapters to send in their GRAND TAX dues. Please don't wait until November 15, 1975 (or later) as this delays the administrative paperwork and increases the work load in the General Office.
The Fraternity is requesting all of the 485 chapters (both college and alumni) to send in the amount of donations given to the following organizations during 1975: NAACP URBAN LEAGUE UNCF ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF NEGRO LIFE AND HISTORY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL RIGHTS In this way the Fraternity will be able to compile an accurate figure concerning donations made to these worthy organizations.
The Fraternity's Income Protection Plan is in effect and active brothers are urged to take advantage of this golden opportunity. Remember. . . only those active brothers under 60 years of age are eligible. You may write the General Office for the application forms. The Executive Secretary was the National Headquarters representative at the Congressional Black Caucus affair in Washington, DC in September. He also was the installation officer for the new alumni chapter, Mu Delta Lambda, in Springfield, Illinois.
Alpha Calendar SEPTEMBER 1975
SEPTEMBER 25, 1975. . . Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws to chapters for approval or disapproval. OCTOBER 1975 October issue of Sphinx OCTOBER 1975 Convention minutes to be printed and mailed. NOVEMBER 1,1975 Deadline for December Sphinx NOVEMBER 15, 1975 . . . Last day before penalty for payment of Grand Tax (1976) to general organization. NOVEMBER 25, 1975. . . . Ratification of Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws (circulated September 25, 1975). DECEMBER 1975 December Issue of Sphinx DECEMBER 1975 JANUARY 1, 1976
Have you done or received the above? Deadline for February Sphinx
(New York / Monrovia, Liberia Africa) General Convention packets and travel brochures will be mailed to all active brothers. Alpha Newsletter
JANUARY 1976 NOTE:
The CHAPTER DIRECTORY of Officers and its Mailing Address (Contact Person)must be on file - now - in the General Office.
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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. TO ALL ALPHA PHI ALPHA BROTHERS: I hope that you and, perhaps, members of your family â€” since they are welcome â€” will join with the membership of the fraternity in one of the most historical and educational conventions since the founding of the fraternity in 1906. I refer, of course, to the 19 76 70th Anniversary Convention. On the opposite page is an outline for the 19 76 International Convention which is being planned in cooperation with the Greater New York City Chapters and the Monrovia, Liberia Chapter. The 1976 convention goals will be Alpha's continued outreach programs in support of business encouragement, education and human relations. The business and legislative portion of the convention will be completed in New York City. The Convention Committee has begun to enlist competent participants in this divjersified program, one which should appeal to both the alumni and the college brother. We hope you will join us in this combined education/travel experience. The 1976 International Alpha Phi Alpha Convention, we believe, warrants your immediate serious consideration. Fraternally,
WALTER WASHINGTON General President 70th Anniversary Convention Committee Kermit J. Hall, Director - General Conventions W. Decker Clarke, Convention Chairman - New York City Leonard DeShield, Monrovia, Liberia Leven C. Weiss, General Treasurer Charles C. Teamer, Comptroller William H. Walker, Executive Secretary John Hendricks, Assistant to the President Walter Washington, Ex-Officio
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CONVENTION PACKETS AND TRAVEL BROCHURES will be mailed beginning January 1976. COSTS: Monrovia • Adult, $699; Single Supplement, $35; Extension - Adult $459; Single Supplement, $55; Children (under 12). in room with parents • Monrovia, $634; Extension, $385. Tour price includes: Round trip air transportation from New York City, 1 st Class Hotel Accomodations, Breakfast and Dinner, meeting and transfer service, sightseeing as specified, including Lunch, Hotel taxes and service charges, tour escort management. Tour cost based on current prices.
NEW YORK CITY MONROVIA, LIBERIA
1976 JULY 30-AUGUST 8
Friday, July 30,1976 9:30 A.M. Executive Secretary Convention Clerical Staff Finance Office Press Office Director of Conventions General President
Fourth General Session
Buffet Supper and Social - Children
Alpha Formal Reception
Alpha Formal Banquet
After Dinner Dance
Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, August 3,1976
Registration and Information
Board of Directors Meeting
Hospitality Centers Delegates and Guests Women Children Committee Meetings Rules and Credentials Election Commission Finance Committee
Education Foundation Meeting
1 2:00 Noon
Building Foundation Meeting
Bus-J.F. Kennedy Airport
Depart - Monrovia, Liberia
Wednesday, August 4,1976 8:30 A.M.
Arrive - Monrovia, Liberia
Education Foundation Meeting
Building Foundation Meeting
Reception - Monrovia Host Chapter
Reception (Get-Acquainted and Bait-A-Date)
Saturday, July 31,1976
Thursday, August 5,1976 General Session (Review of New York 9:30 A.M. Section of Convention)
Registration and Information
First General Session
Luncheon and Fashion Parade (Men and Women)
Public Program (Guest Speaker - The Honorable William Tolbert, President of the Republic of Liberia)
12:30 P.M. 1:00 P.M.
Women and Children's Activities
Second General Session
College Brothers Assembly
Friday, August 6,1976
Sunday, August 1,1976
Seminar and Tour - Providence Island
Life Members Breakfast
Reception - President's Mansion
Registration and Information
Saturday, August 7,1976
Ecumenical Church Service
Public Meeting (Concert)
Social Activity (Host Chapters)
Alpha Banquet and Dance
Final General Assembly
Monday, August 2, 1976
Sunday, August 8,1976
Registration and Information
Board of Directors Meeting
Third General Session
Children Activities 12:15P.M.
College Brothers Luncheon
Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show
Polls Open For Voting
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Monday, August 9,1976 Depart Monrovia to New York City Ivory Coast Tour
A continuing series designed to highlight a few of the many Alphas who continue to make significant strides ... in the service of all mankind
Brother BOBBY SCROGGINS, of Kansas City, Missouri, is the first Black Artist to construct a Public Monument in the State of Missouri. Brother Scroggins was commissioned to do a monument in honor of former Missouri State Representative, Leon Jordan. Representative Jordan, who was assassinated in 1970, was the founder of "Freedom, Inc.," a strong Blackpolitical organization in Kansas City. The monument was commissioned for over nine-thousand dollars. Bobby was quoted by the Kansas City Call as saying, "It took a tremendous amount of energy to complete this piece. I had to play the roles of so many people and take on so many different trades. I'm glad the statue is complete; and I hope it will be appreciated as a Black Historical Landmark." Brother Scroggins is a Senior at the Kansas City Art Institute. After graduation in May of 1976, Bobby plans to attend graduate school. He is President of Delta Rho Chapter, University of Missouri, Kansas City.
&速] Brother JAMES L. COLEMAN of Xi Lambda chapter, Chicago, was inducted into the Loyola University Athletic Hall of Fame on June 7,1975. A former Loyola basketball star, Coleman was an All-American guard on the 1963 NCAA Championship team. Coleman, of Crane High School, was starting guard for the Ramblers in the 1963-65 seasons and was elected captain and most valuable player both as a junior and a senior. He was the team's leading scorer in 1964 and again in 1965 and was voted Athlete of 6
the Year in the latter year. He also received the alumni award for academic and athletic excellence. In 1969, Coleman's autobiography, "Whatever I Can't Have", was published and is now used as a supplementary textbook at junior high school level in a number of school districts across the country. He is assistant industrial relations manager for Container Corporation of America. A worthy role-model for aspiring youth, Jim Coleman . . . is an Alpha man. The Sphinx / October 1975
MH>!& Brother RICHARD BOURNEVANNECK, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, an undergraduate in the Yale class of 1976, has been selected as a Scholar of the House at Yale University for 1975-1976. The Scholar of the House program is one of the highest academic distinctions for a Yale student. Each year, 12 top ranking students are selected at the end of their junior year as "scholars" to devote their senior year to a special project under the supervision of their professors. The "scholar" is The Sphinx / October 1975
relieved of all formal classroom and course requirements, if he so desires, to work on the project and usually a thesis is written and often published. Boume-Vanneck, a graduate of Sts. Peter & Paul High Schools, has as his project: " 1 6 8 8 - 1 8 4 8 , A Study of the Economics of Slavery in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Based Upon the Sugar Plantation System." His research will use source materials in the Virgin Islands Archives, the Danish government archives in Copenhagen, and the Yale Library.
One of the highest ranking students in his Yale class, he has also received a grant from the Yale Economics Department under the National Science Foundation summer research program to assist him initiate his research this summer for the Scholar of the House project. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent P. Bourne-Vanneck, Crystal Gade, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Brother Bourne-Vanneck is a member of Zeta Chapter at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. 7
HOLD HIGH ALPHA...
Brother JIMMIE L. BUFORD was chosen "Alumni Brother of the Year" at the Midwestern Regional Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Brother Buford is a member of Beta Lambda Chapter in Kansas City and presently serves as President of the chapter. Additionally he serves as Alpha's Director for Western Missouri. During his twelve years as a member of Beta Lambda, Brother Buford has contributed much to the chapter and to the surrounding community. From 1965-72 he served as the chapter's Director of Educational Activities and was instrumental in launching an innovative scholarship and recognition program for high school seniors, undergraduate brothers and outstanding educators in the community. He was Corresponding Secretary of Beta Lambda (1974-75) at the time of his election as President. Brother Buford, Life Member No. 2229, was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha at Gamma Alpha Chapter, Texas College, in 1960. He is a member of numerous business, professional and civic organizations, including the NAACP, Masons, YMCA, and has been President of the Board of Directors of the Phoenix House of Greater Kansas City (a drug outreach program). In 1975 he was cited as an Outstanding Secondary Educator of America. At Alpha Phi Alpha's Georgia State Convention CURTIS V. COOPER, was selected "Man of the Year" tor the state. Beta Phi Lambda chapter of Savannah is proud to announce that Brother Cooper was again selected, this time as "Regional Man of the Year" at the Southern Convention in
Charleston, South Carolina. This award is based on individual achievement as it benefits the Community and entries are made from the seven states which comprise the Southern Region. Credentials are not the only factor which substantiate Brother Cooper's selection, he is also firmly supported by his family. Brother Cooper is married to the former Constance Hartwell. They are the parents of two children, Victor and Allison. Virginia's 1975 "Man of the Year" is Brother GEORGE FRANK HARRIS, Director of Instruction for the Buckingham County (VA) Schools. He is a native of Buckingham County, where he received his public school education. Life Member Harris is a member of lota Tau Lambda Chapter in Charlotte Court House. He worked his way through high school and college, graduating from Virginia State with a Bachelors degree. He returned a few years later to earn the Masters degree in Secondary Education and Guidance. He has done further study at Tuskegee Institute, University of Kentucky, and the University of Virginia. From 1966 to 1972, he served as a secondary school principal and Director of Title I ESEA PL. 89-10, directing more than one and one-half million dollars in programs and services for the disadvantaged children of Buckingham County. Brother Harris is active in many community organizations including the National Education Association, the American Cancer Society, the Red Cross and Jerusalem Baptist Church. He has received an Honorary Modern Farmer degree from the Virginia
Alpha Men can be found in all walks of life. The entire community, and even the world, has paid tribute to our brothers who are U.S. Senators, Federal judges, legislators, civil rights leaders, etc. But it must not be forgotten that Alpha is more than a national organization. Perhaps our greatest work is done on the local, state, and regional levels. Our chapters work every day to improve the lot of their respective communities - to prove that having a chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha makes a positive difference to any locale. Alpha's very existence depends upon those local brothers who unselfishly give of themselves in the Alpha tradition. Further, as brothers, we recognize and salute those among us who work incessantly and, by so doing, continue to inspire US to "hold up the name." College and Alumni chapters, states, and regions all take the time to say "Thank you, Brother - for a job well done." As we begin this new fraternal year, the Sphinx would like to echo that tribute. We present some of the outstanding brothers who work for Alpha from day to day. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Nor is it a profile of the "best of the best." But in saluting this cross-section of honorees, we pay tribute to all brothers who were honored in 19 74-75 for service to Alpha Phi Alpha.
Brother Jimmie L Buford
Brother Curtis V. Cooper
Brother George F. Harris
Association of the New Farmers of America, a Certificate of Merit from Virginia Union University, and the Silver Beaver Award from the Piedmont Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Eta Pi Lambda Chapter hosted its annual "Man of the Year Award" on April 20, 1975. This Alpha Chapter, located in Altadena, California, awarded this honor for 1974 to its president, Brother FRANK A. NICHOLSON. The ceremonies were The Sphinx / October 1975
held at the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, in Pasadena, California. This is Brother Nicholson's home church. The purpose of the Man of the Year Award is to publicly honor a deserving frat brother and to inform the public of the work of the chapter in the community. The program consisted of a
Brother Clarence P. Penn
brief history of the fraternity and its accomplishments, presented by Brother Ray W. Bartlett, Chapter HistorianPublicity Chairman. Also participating on the program w e r e Brother Nicholson's wife, Elizabeth, and his minister. The Man of the Year was p r e s e n t e d a beautifully engraved plaque. Brother Frank A. Nicholson holds a Master of Science degree in Zoology and is a retired Army Major. He is currently employed as a Senior Deputy Probation Officer for the Los Angeles County Probation Department. Under his leadership the chapter assisted in the purchase of a wheelchair for a cerebral palsy child, gave three scholarships to deserving Black male graduating high school seniors in Pasadena and worked to reclaim inactive brothers in our fraternity. He has worked diligently to keep the name and image of Alpha before the public. After Brother Nicholson received his coveted award, he had the pleasure of presenting three chapter members with certificates; Brother Clifford M. Prince received a 50 year certificate membership, and Brothers Robert Brewington and Beornored Hockenhull, 25 year certificates.
Brother CLARENCE P. PENN, Principal of Prince Edward County High School and holder of many honors, received what he considered to be the greatest of honors, that of lota Tau Lambda's "Man of the Year." Brother Penn is recognized for his outstanding contributions in the field of education and for his vigor in the struggle for civil rights for all men. He has embodied the Alpha tradition in his community activities, having rec e i v e d the Distinguished Service Award from V.F.W. Post 2 5 8 4 ; the Outstanding Young Educator's award from the Farnville J.C.'s; a gubernatorial appointment to the Virginia State Board of Welfare and Institutions; and the Outstanding Citizenship Award from the Prince Edward County Sheriff's Department, to mention a few. Brother Penn has received recognition in such publications as Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Personalities of the South, Outstanding Young Men in America, plus being recognized by Ebony Magazine and the Afro-American newspaper as an outstanding Black educator. He is currently serving as Group Board Chairman of the Virginia High School The Sphinx / October 1975
League. He is the only Black in Virginia to ever be elected to this position for the High School League. Virginia is only one of 5 states with elected black representation. To round out Brother Penn's already busy schedule, he is also active as a Master Mason, Shriner, Elk and member of the Phi Delta Kappa educational fraternity when he is not busy with his post-graduate program at the University of Virginia. Brother Penn transcends the plateau of ordinary men and aspires for zeniths in his service to mankind. Brother JAMES ROGERS, JR., a student at Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia has been named "Brother of the Year" by Gamma lota Chapter for the 1974-75 School Year. He is a native of Enfield, N.C. A senior biology major, Brother Rogers is President of the Pre-Med Club and an active member of the PanHellenic Council. He was a delegate at the Virginia State Convention and the Eastern Regional Convention. He is the Financial Secretary and served as Dean of Probation for this year's pledge line, "Genesis." Life Member No. 2 1 2 0 - Brother Rogers will study medicine at the University of North Carolina. Brother LEONARD WILMER, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Southern University in Shreveport and Director of Southern's Chemistry, Nursing and Allied Health programs, was presented the "Man of the Year Award" by Delta Upsilon Lambda Chapter during ceremonies recently. A graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, Wilmer attended the Industrial War College of the Armed Forces and holds an engineering degree from the Army Engineering School. He is producer and co-host of a local television program, CONCERN '75, which deals with items of medical, historical, educational and political interest to Blacks as well as general entertainment and sports. Brother Wilmer holds the rank of Major in the United States Army Reserve and is the Production and Procurement Officer for all Army Ammunition Installations in the United States. He is a member of the Voter Apathy Committee, Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, American Chemical Society and Carver Branch of the YMCA, where he serves on the management board.
... that all men are created equal,"
A VulMi ?o£ici) Statetmt OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, Inc. IN CONVENTION ASSEMBLED
PREAMBLE Race relations or human relations is America's oldest unsolved problem. The problem is now at a stage of crisis, though certainly not for the first time. The crisis erupted in civil war in 1861 and was finally compromised in segregation and discrimination. The time has now come that the Nation must lay down the burden of race and move swiftly toward extension of the full blessings of liberty and justice to all its citizens.
EMPLOYMENT There is no more ugly and urgent crisis facing the Nation today than the economic insecurity of the American Black. An unending cycle of human devastation and national loss is at the core of this critical problem. The employment problems of Black Americans are the consequences of cumulative disadvantages imposed by social barriers in employment, education, training and housing patterns. Action is urgently needed to remove from the necks of Blacks the strangling yoke of these cumulative disadvantages. The unemployment rate for Blacks is twice that for Whites. The unemployment rate for Black youth is nothing less than catastrophic, totaling up to 50 per cent. Add to adult and youth unemployment high incidents of part-time employment and under-employment and you have a picture that staggers the imagination. ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. deplores high unemployment as a needless, senseless travesty upon the security of the Nation. The extent to which it exists among Blacks renders a large portion of a people effete and nonproductive exacting a state of frustration and desperation to be measured only in wrecked lives and degradation. ALPHA calls upon the Government of the United States to take immediate and decisive steps to remove the scourge of high unemployment from the land. ALPHA calls for — (1) A government-financed program of public works and public services to assure the availability of jobs and full employment to all who need work. (2) ALPHA further calls for a renewed effort to enhance and assure equal opportunity not only in employment but in upward mobility as well. Not only does ALPHA seek equal opportunity for 20,000,000 Black Americans but seeks with equal vigor the opportunity for Blacks to be equal.
THE POOR AMONG US The ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY has long been concerned with the plight of 25,000,000 poor Americans — those who subsist on incomes below Federal minimum living standards. They include the nine million people on public assistance (of which only a small percentage are em10
ployable). A majority of this group is White but it includes a disproportionate number of Blacks, Browns, and other minorities. ALPHA believes that the existence of poverty in an affluent society is morally indefensible, breeds hostility and community tension, and alienates one group of Americans from another. The best bulwark against poverty, ALPHA contends, is a prosperous Nation that provides work opportunity and equal opportunity for all and adequate financial aid to those who cannot work, ALPHA therefore supports a program of social insurance that incorporates financial safeguards and a social security program that will ultimately make the existence of a public welfare system unnecessary.
HUNGER IN THE WORLD Our efforts to eliminate the blight of poverty and malnutrition in America must not lead us to neglect our obligations abroad. This Nation certainly has the financial and economic capacity, if not the moral capacity, to do both. The spectre of starvation is haunting large parts of the world today. It is at its worse among people of color in Africa and Asia. Hundreds of thousands of Black, Brown and Yellow brothers and sisters today are undernourished. Hundreds of thousands of others are actually starving. ALPHA PHI ALPHA calls upon the United States to mobilize and lead the propserous parts of the world in a concentrated attack upon hunger and starvation. The United States should use its vast power and wide-spread influence to wipe hunger from the face of the earth and use its technical skills to help the world's people to become selfsustaining and self-supporting to assure that the monster kUler, hunger, will never return.
RACISM IN THE MEDIA The 40,000 members of the ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY have on a number of occasions strongly condemned racism in the Nation's media, printed and electronic. We have condemned racism in the coverage of the news, in the editorial policy and in employment. Although there has been some improvement in all areas in recent years, racism is still present throughout the media and shows itself far too frequently. There are still too few minorities employed and utilized by the media, locally and nationally, and its coverage of events in the minority communities is far from adequate. It is especially noted that minorities are almost non-existent in many of the technical areas as well as at the management and production levels. The Fraternity therefore calls for expanded job opportunities in the media, expanded coverage of events of note among minorities, and a more liberal editorial policy that treats issues related to race and the poor with sensitivity and understanding. The Sphinx / October 1975
DRUG ABUSE The high incidence of drug abuse among the poor and the affluent, the urban and suburban dweller poses a threat to the peace and serenity of our communities and to the health and well-being of the Nation. Drug addiction and its resultant phenomenon of crime and general decay have reached an alarming rate. Unless it is checked and controlled, it can destroy in essence the basic concepts of family and community. The pusher must be stopDed in our communities but above all drug trafficking must be stopped at the source. ALPHA petitions the levels of government to utilize their total resources and powers to stamp out drug traffic.
HEALTH CARE ALPHA believes that adequate health care is a right of every American rather than a privilege of the affluent. This Fraternity calls for passage (by Congress) of adeauate health insurance legislation. We must take care to see that no one suffers or dies due to a lack of medical care.
RACISM IN SOUTH AFRICA ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY joins the distinguished company of the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, and many other groups in urging unequivocal condemnation upon the practice of racism at home and abroad. We condemn with all our humanity the demeaning, dehumanizing and debasing policy of segregation and discrimination that the White racist government of South Africa perpetrates upon the Blacks of that nation. We condemn with equal vigor and disfavor the United States Government businesses and institutions for their cooperation with South Africa.
FOREIGN AID TO BLACK AFRICA ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY is disturbed and dismayed that racism in America extends its ugly head into foreign policy. While the United States pours billions of dollars in foreign aid into the European nations, it drops mere crumbs to the nations of Africa. ALPHA men call for increased assistance to African nations and a full commitment of sufficient food to stop and prevent starvation on that continent.
PLIGHT OF BLACK COLLEGES The annals of education and history have not recorded a success story more touching and more gripping than that of the Black colleges. Nowhere can there be found among us an institution that has done so much with so little. It is thought that one major White university, say Harvard, would have more endowment funds than all the private Black colleges together. Black colleges since the early 1860's have performed a function that no other institution could perform. They took the poor and the deprived, completely raw material, and within 4 years molded them into concerned and contributing persons in a highly competitive society. Now the very existence of Black colleges is being threatened like they have never been before. Some of the state institutions are being swallowed up by White state universities, and many private and church related institutions feel the crunch of an inadequate financial base which threatens to wreck their budgets and close their doors. This nation can ill afford the loss of Black colleges. ALPHA, in full recognition of the danger to Black institutions as well as the continuous need for the services they render, issues an urgent call â€” (1) For Blacks across the land to organize in full support of these colleges, financially and otherwise, through direct The Sphinx / October 1975
contributions and through the United Negro College Fund. (2) For ALPHA men, individually and collectively, to enlist time, talent and money into support of these colleges. (3) For the American public and the government to recognize these colleges as indispensable cogs in the total wheel of education and furnish sustaining support for them. It is said that a Democracy is as good as its treatment of its minorities. We can say then that America's commitment to education is only as good as its commitment to minority education. Since the Black college is still the primary source of higher education for Blacks, support for it is a test of the nation's commitment to universal education.
HOUSING For millions of Americans, because of race, congested slums have constituted their homes and ghetto-ized isolation has been their environment. In housing, as elsewhere, there continues to be two Americas. Much of the anger that has manifested itself in rioting and other acts of desDeration in recent years is traceable directly to the type dehumanization and degradation ghetto confinement breeds. Enlightened people have long come to realize that to relegate and isolate minorities with like ills to one continuous area is social dynamite. ALPHA calls for a program designed to make a decent home and a suitable living environment available to every American family; freedom of selection of a home; racial and economic inclusiveness and a total absence of racial barriers. More specifically, ALPHA supports â€” (1) Open housing legislation for every community; (2) An absolutely open and racially unrestricted housing market; (3) An adequate and expanding supply of new housing for low income people as well as for those of moderate incomes; (4) Additional low income housing of a scattered site nature for rent and for sale; (5) Racially inclusive suburban communities and new towns; (6) Revitalization and integration of the core of our cities.
PUBLIC EDUCATION Racial segregation is antithetical to democracy. Its deliberate cultivation and perpetuation is a blatant repudiation of the root ideas of democracy. Nowhere in our society is racial segregation more destructive in its efforts than in our public schools. The very object of our public school system is to lead children to develop their capacities to the highest and most satisfying degree and to prepare them to live harmoniously and effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-color society. The fostering of mutual respect among people of different ethnic and racial backgrounds is best promoted in a culturally and racially integrated setting. Racial integration in our schools thus is an essential component of good education. Racial integration and quality education therefore are mutually complementary and interdependent. ALPHA, therefore, supports genuine integration as a contributing force to enhancing amiable living and quality education. ALPHA, however, opposes with ail vigor the debasing and dehumanizing process usually attending socalled integrated situations. They are but frauds exacted upon Black children latently and patently designed to prohibit the free development of the body, mind, and spirit of the Black child. (Page 52, please) 11
"Dr. Moore retires as President of Bethune-Cookman College after twenty eight successful years during which the physical plant of the college grew from $500,000 to more than $14,000,000 - a symbol of the college's growth in many other aspects."
Brother Richard Vernon Moore
One of the shining accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune - educator, advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and champion of civil rights - was the establishment of a small liberal arts college in Daytona Beach, Florida. The legacy of Dr. Bethune lives on with the work of Bethune Cookman College. The 1967 "B-CEAN," the college yearbook, quotes her: "I leave you Love. I leave you Hope. I leave you a thirst for Education. I leave you a respect for the use of power. I leave you Faith. I leave you racial dignity. I leave you the desire to live harmoniously with your fellow men. I leave you, finally, a responsibility to our young people." For the past 28 years. Dr. Richard Vernon Moore has made this creed a reality. On June 30, 1975, Brother Moore retired as President of Bethune-Cookman College - a post he had held since 1947. This edition of FOCUS is a tribute to this outstanding educator. 12
Richard Vernon Moore was born on November 20, 1906, in Quincy, Florida. He married the former Miss Beauford Jones in 1934 and from that union nine children were born five boys and four girls. He attended the elementary and junior schools of Quincy. He received his high school training at Albany State College, Albany, Georgia. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee in 1932 and his Masters degree in Education from Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia in 1944. He matriculated to study for the Doctorate degree at New York University. Dr. Moore began his career as an educator as an instructor of Social Studies and Coach of Athletics at Pinellas High School, Clearwater, Florida (1932-34). He then became principal of Union Academy at Tarpon Springs, Florida (193437); principal of Booker T. Washington High School, Pensacola, Florida (1944-45); and from 1945 through 1947 he served as first Negro State Supervisor of Secondary Schools for Negros. In addition to his distinguished career as an educator, Brother Moore has given much of his time to work in civic, social and learned societies. He is a Trustee of Florida Southern College (Lakeland); Gammon Theological Seminary (Atlanta, GA); Lake Junaluska Assembly (North Carolina); and the Methodist Children's Home (Enterprise, FL). Marking another milestone in the southern business community, Dr. Moore was unanimously elected to the Board of Directors of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., in January 1974. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Afro-American Life Insurance Company, Jacksonville, Florida. He is a former member of the Planning Board of Daytona Beach, Florida; Past President of the Guidance Center and a member of the Halifax Hospital Board of Commissioners (Daytona Beach). He is secretary to the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Inc.; a member of the General Council of Ministries; the Commission to study the Episcopacy, and the District Superintendency of the United Methodist Church and serves as the Lay Leader of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Sphinx / October 1975
Dr. Richard V. Moore poses with Soror B.J. Moore and their five sons. From left to right: Attorney Reginald Moore, a practicing attorney in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Vice President of Beta Delta Lambda Chapter; Brother Charles W. Moore, Head Football Coach at BethuneCookman College; Richard V. Moore, Jr., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; Soror B. J. Moore; Brother Dr. Moore, Chancellor of BethuneCookman College; Brother David L. Moore, a graduate of Bethune-Cookman College, and a medical student at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, and Brother Dr. Gene Paul Moore, a graduate of Fisk University and Meharry Dental School who is currently practicing in San Diego, California. With the exception of one, this is a total APHIAâ€”AKA family.We can't win them all.
Shown above, reading from left to right are five AKA Sorors: Dr. Rosalyn Ann Moore, who received her Doctorate Degree at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; Elaine P. Smith, who is a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree at Howard University, Washington, D.C.; J.B. Moore (Mother), who is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman College, and who presently serves as Basileus of Gamma Mu Omega Alumnae Chapter, Daytona Beach, Florida; Barbara A. Moore, a graduate of Bethune-Cookman College, and Elizabeth Johnson, a graduate of Bethune-Cookman College who received the MBA Degree from Atlanta University. Brother Moore holds membership in these other fraternal organizations: Alpha Kappa Mu Honorary Society; Sigma Pi Phi Boule; Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity; Knights of Pythias; Masons; and Elks. He is a Rotarian and a member of the Civic League of Daytona Beach, which awarded him the most outstanding citizen award in 1972. In 1973, the Elks Grand Lodge Convention presented him with the coveted Love-joy Award. Dr. Moore's fine record of dedicated service has not gone unnoticed. To date he has received 13 honorary degrees: the LL.D. from Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Florida (1948); Knoxville College, Tennessee (1950); Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA (1969); and Syracuse University, New York (1969). He holds the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Claflin College, Orangeburg, South Carolina (1969), and Jacksonville University, Florida (1970). Also, the The Sphinx / October 1975
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Doctor of Pedagogy from Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio (1971). In 1972, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Science. In 1972, the Honorary Doctor of Laws, Florida International University, Miami. In 1973, Bethune-Cookman College conferred the Doctor of Letters degree and in 1974, Rust College, Holly Springs, Mississippi conferred the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. In 1975, Dr. Moore received the Doctor of Laws degree from Florida Southern College, Lakeland, and the Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Florida Atlantic University. In recognition of his work, he is listed in Who's Who in American Education; Who's Who in Education in the South and Who's Who in Methodism. But even with his many interests, Dr. Moore's first love was Bethune-Cookman College. Unlike some other administrators who hurried to try to try to recruit white students to prove that the school did not discriminate, Dr. Moore remained dedicated to the belief that BCC was first and foremost a primarily Black School. Its doors were always open to all, but he strove to prepare young Blacks to take their place in society. Recent efforts to save the predominately Black colleges only reflect a realization that Richard Moore had known and worked for during his tenure at Bethune-Cookman. Again we quote the 1967 B-CEAN, "He could be labeled one of the most successful salesmen in the state, but his official title is college president. Contrary to the common belief that most college heads serve only in an administrative capacity, Richard V. Moore's main interest is in "selling" Bethune-Cookman College. He carries the Bethune-Cookman story with pride to national groups, clubs, fraternal organizations and to anyone he might have a chance to meet." Richard V. Moore has long known the value of quality education for Blacks. This legacy he passes on to those who follow.
WHO, WHAT AND WHERE TOP OF THE PAGE: 1975-76 promises to be a banner year for Alpha Phi Alpha. Chapters and brothers across the country are launching new thrusts for the betterment of mankind. Be sure that you're counted among that number. Hold Up the Name! . . . Be sure to check out the candidates for the general presidency in the Convention Report in this issue . . . Congrats to Brother GRAYLAND CRISP, of Theta Zeta - Dartmouth College, who received a full-tuition Root-Tilden Scholarship to study at the NYU School of Law. Named for Elihu Root, S e c r e t a r y of State under Theodore Roosevelt and Nobel Prize winner, and Samuel Tilden, the prosecutor of the notorious Tweed Ring and New York governor who lost the U.S. presidency to Rutherford Hayes by one electoral vote, the scholarships are provided to outstanding graduates who show a capacity for, and commitment toward, public service and social responsibility . Brother LEROY WASHINGTON, Acting Director of the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities, was named Chairman of the DC Bicentennial Assembly . . . Among the 4,000 Life Members are Brother BENJAMIN ALEXANDER, president of Chicago State University, who scored a major coup by landing President Gerald Ford for the school's commencement exerc i s e s , and Brother FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, law professor, corporate director, former U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, and president of the PhelpsStokes Fund . .. Gamma Rho Lambda Chapter in Gary, Indiana held its Founders Day Formal Dinner Dance in March at Chicago's fabulous Conrad Hilton Hotel . . . Brother Louis H. SCHUSTER, Eta Alpha Lambda, New Haven, Connecticut, made another of his several visits to sub-Sahara Africa this past summer. This trip included a safari in Kenya, and several colleges, universities and other sites in West Africa. Many long-time Alpha brothers remember Brother Schuster as a for-
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mer Midwestern Regional Director and, later, Eastern Vice President . . . OPPORTUNITIES - Mr. Jim Summers, Advisor to Fraternities at the University of Georgia, brings good news for liberal arts majors, who have encountered difficulty in today's business-technical oriented job market. The U.S. Civil Service Commission, perhaps the nation's largest employer of college grads, will continue to hire large numbers of liberal arts majors ( 5 0 % of all graduates hired). Also, the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management has received a Lilly Endowment to provide fellowships to minorities. The awards, offered at six major universities, are available to qualified minority men and women who have been in the work force for 3 to 8 years and feel that advancement is limited in their present positions. Write the consortium at Box 1132, St. Louis, Missouri, 6 3 1 3 0 . . . Now that we've offered some an opportunity to make some money, we'll offer all an opportunity to spend some on the new ALPHA RINGS now on sale by the General Office. See page 37 for further info . . . With the election of Seattle Urban League Executive Director Brother JEROME W. PAGE as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Eastern Washington State College, three prominent Puget Sound Black leaders now head Washington colleges. Brother Page joins Brother ROBERT L. FLENNAUGH, President of the University of Washington Board
of Regents (the largest single-campus university west of the Mississippi) and Mr. Thomas Dixon, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Evergreen State College. All three were originally appointed to their respective boards by Governor Daniel Evans. Brother Flennaugh is a Seattle dentist . . . Repeat: the Gamma lota (Hampton Institute) re-union is in the works. Alumni can contact Brother SHEDRICK LOWNES, 104 Moton Hall, HI, Hampton Institute, VA, 2 3 6 6 8 . . . Brother ARNOLD W. WRIGHT, SR. was honored by Kentucky State University at the annual retirement dinner on April 16th. Brother Wright, an institution at KSU, was honored for 39 years of service to the school. His wife, Lillian, was cited for 25 years of service . . . Brother RALPH METCALFE, U.S. Representative from Illinois, was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. He was a Gold Medalist on the relay team at the 1936 Olympics . . . All new Life Members caught in the p r e - c o n v e n t i o n rush should have received their LM materials. If not, let us know . . . BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland (OH) LM Chairman ELMER COLLINS pulled it off and surpassed St. Louis in Life Members. He notes to get one payment he had to shoot a "hole-inone" at the golf course. HE DID IT! In closing, we quote the DAL (Cleveland, OH) Newsletter. "You can always tell an Alpha man, but you can't tell him much!"
Left to right: Thomas Dixon, Brother Jerome Page, Gov. Daniel Evans and Brother Robert Flennaugh.
ACpKa. AthMa How good is Reggie Williams? It's a question that remains to be answered completely but in Ivy League football circles in 1975 one thing is perfectly clear — he's the most imposing player at his position since Calvin Hill and Ed Marinaro charged around for Yale and Cornell and then made the successful move to the pro ranks that isn't what one ordinarily expects of an Ivy League grid product. Brother Williams, from Flint, Mich., is the middle linebacker and co-captain of the Dartmouth College team that will try to recover the formula this fall that slipped away in 1974 — a formula that produced five straight Ivy League championships before the league caught up with the Green a year ago. When he filled out a biographical form that asked what his career plans will be, Williams gave a thoroughly unIvy reply: pro football. Unlike the vast majority of men who play football in the Ivy, Williams' response isn't built on dreams. It's the goal of a powerful young man who has made his mark with devastating design, in wrestling as well as football and, most important, as a campus leader (he's one of four undergraduate
representatives to Dartmouth's athletic council). The question, how good is Reggie Williams, has been answered in part during two seasons of varsity football at Dartmouth. After co-captaining his frosh team, he earned All-Ivy League honors as a sophomore. Last year, he repeated on the All-Ivy first team (unanimously in the coaches' voting) and also made every All-New England and All-East team. He capped his junior season as Dartmouth's leader in total tackles by gaining All-America honorable mention (Associated Press) and his credentials have made him a solid preseason candidate for All-America honors in 1975. Football isn't the only sport that has felt the presence of this 6 - 1 , 215pound giant. As a wrestler last winter, Williams dominated bigger foes to win All-Ivy honors and went on to compete in the NCAA championship meet. Williams is the kind of. field leader who would warm the heart of any coach. Said Dartmouth coach Jake Crouthamel, "He's a player who, if he said, 'Do as I say and as I do,' and the 21 other regulars on our team did just that, we might have a shot at the
national championship." The national championship isn't realistic for the Green this fall. An Ivy title? Why not? To prepare with a change of pace, Williams took a drama course this summer that included extensive work in ballet. "It's great for body control as well as conditioning," said Williams who then arranged with the teacher to meet with other members of the Dartmouth squad for an hour each week and give them similar training. After this fall, a career in medicine is Williams' long-range objective. But first, the folks who make football a business as well as a game will get a chance to find out how good he really is.
Theta Zeta members Fairfax Hackley, III (far left) and Leonard Nichols, a starting offensive guard, join Brother Williams on Dartmouth's Big Green football squad.
Brother Reggie Williams
REMINISCENCES BY RAYMOND W. CANNON When Brother Jimmie Buford, your Regional Director for Western Missouri and Kansas, telephoned me about giving the Founders' Day address at this Regional Convention, I inquired if the Brothers desired me to speak on some definite subject and he indicated that I should speak on whatever I thought would be interesting to the Brothers. So, rather than make any profound pronouncements on brotherhood and service, I prefer to talk to you this morning about Brothers, Fraternities, events, achievements and results based on my recollections and experiences. I congratulate Beta Lambda and the Co-Host Chapters on hosting this great meeting. Beta Lambda has a glorious history of achievement. It is the second graduate chapter to be organized by the Fraternity. After the Fraternity became established, and many Brothers had graduated and received degrees, the individual Brother still yearned for his fraternal affiliation. The Fraternity reached out to hold its graduates, and for this purpose the graduate chapter, now known as the alumni chapter, was established and this provided the bond and communion necessary to both classes of the membership. I knew some of the charter members of Beta Lambda and recall some of its stalwart Brothers. The late Brothers Burt Mayberry, who became General Secretary, Tony Carroll, I.F. Bradley and others. In respect to holding our members, I call attention to an article entitled "THE PLACE OF THE FRATERNITY IN NEGRO COLLEGE LIFE" by the late Brother Numa P.G. Adams, then Associate Professor of Chemistry at Howard University which appeared in the Howard University Record of January 1919, pages 17-20, and which was later copied and published in the March 1919 issue of Banta's Greek Exchange, Vol. VII, No 2. and I quote from a paragraph on page 132 thereof as follows: "Contrary to the opinion of many, the fraternity is not an organization that ceases its organized activity after graduation from college. The fraternity is not an undergraduate fetish. During his undergraduate days, the fraternity man is merely undergoing a training for service. It must be understood that every fraternity has a specific aim. Whenever you see a fraternity man, no matter to what fraternity he belongs, he is consecrated to some particular form of service." Brother Adams later on acquired his medical education at Rush Medical School and eventually became Dean of the Medical School of Howard University. But the point he was making in this article was that every Alpha Phi Alpha man had undertaken an obligation to render service throughout his lifetime. Incidentally, this article appearing in Banta's Greek Exchange marks the first instance of Alpha Phi Alpha attracting national attention. Again, in the Seventeenth Convention held in New York City, December 1924, the late Brother Emory B. Smith, then 16
the Field and Alumni Secretary of Howard University, delivered the address at our public session. Brother Smith was one of the outstanding great Brothers of this Fraternity, and it was he who proclaimed to the public, and to our membership, "ALPHA PHI ALPHA NOT FOR COLLEGE, BUT ALPHA PHI ALPHA FOR LIFE!" And Eta, the host chapter, announced through the Sphinx and the Convention program, "HE WHO SHUNS THE DUST OF THE ARENA SHALL NOT SIT 'NEATH THE OLIVE TREE!" Such was ther attitude and the spirit of Alpha men in those days, and I hope this will stimulate you in your efforts to reclaim those who have fallen by the wayside. On the 6th day of this month, I was able to state that I had been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha 63 years, and I now am well on the way of my 64th year. Only a few of us are left who had to do with shaping this organization when it was in a plastic state. Time and the inexorable laws of Nature are taking their toll. In recent years, I have been receiving invitations from groups of Brothers, regional meetings and Chapters. They want to hear the stories about the Founders, the early trials and tribulations "of the Fraternity. Some individual Brothers, some groups, have even come to my home to interview me and ask questions. Some used tape recorders. I knew all of the Founders, have enjoyed the hospitality of some of their homes, have received their viewpoints, and have listened to their stories. All of us worked together. The Founders were a little older than the students of today. They were not dreamers but were very practical men. They had had considerable life experiences before they enrolled at Cornell University and came from various parts of the country. Each one was different from the other, but they had an ability to work in unison for a common goal. Generally, they were men of wide experience, they appeared to know and understand people both in their weaknesses and in their strengths. They had wisdom and they had foresight. And although all of them had tasted the bitter dregs of discrimination, they did not let this deter them from their urge to serve, and they were able to love their fellow men. When the Founders were students at Cornell, members of our race were excluded from the mainstream of American life. Our employment was restricted principally to menial occupations. A great controversy was raging between two schools of thought. One was headed by our late Brother W.E.B. Du Bois advocating higher education, and the other by the late Dr. Booker T. Washington, Principal of Tuskekgee Institute, advocating industrial education. The Niagara Movement had preceded the founding of our Fraternity and this, as you know, was the forerunner of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The South was endeavoring to create hostility toward Negroes The Sphinx / October 1975
throughout the land, especially in Northern states. Senator "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman of South Carolina, Vardaman and John Sharp Williams of Mississippi, Cole Blease of Georgia, Hoke Smith and others appeared on the lecture platforms and the press published their statements. They maligned, villified and defamed the Negro. Violence was perpetrated against black citizens in the South and lynchings and burnings were almost commonplace. Theodore Roosevelt was President and although he had made some fine gestures toward our people, we had little to which we could pin our hopes for better days. Our power politically and economically was weak and pitiful. The old leadership had failed, and current courageous leadership was handicapped. Our Founders decided that we ourselves must pin our hopes to ourselves; and that we ourselves must cause matters and conditions to change. The Founders knew there was strength in union. Note here the bundle of fasces in our shield. They were not in the mainstream of campus life. Fraternities existed at most higher institutions of learning but black students were not admitted to them. The Founders felt need of a Fraternity .They had no pattern to guide them, and after long hours of thought and study and discussion they formed an organization to fit their needs and to enable them to help others. The leader of the group declined to become a member or proceed to the formation of a Fraternity because he stated Negroes were not ready for such organizations. Finally, a constitution was drafted and adopted as our law. I doubt if Thomas Jefferson could have improved upon the Preamble of this constitution. You will note one provision, - "to destroy all prejudices" - and this we attribute to Jewel Callis. Each Founder made his contribution. Since Callis had studied Greek, he devised our name, and in his characteristic endeavor to be correct, he checked it over with one of his instructors. Tandy, a student in architecture, designed our official pin. Roscoe Conklin Giles, though not one of the Founders, was an early initiate and became the Second General President. He, in great measure, helped to devise the Ritual according to which, upon completion of our initiation, we became the First Ethiopian Clansmen, with a background of Egypt, the pyramids and the Egyptian Sphinx. The Ritual was then reduced to cipher and the cipher was in Greek. When Alpha Phi Alpha came into being it was viewed with curiosity in some quarters and severely criticized in others. Many thought we were creating a "Jim Crow" Fraternity. These attitudes soon disappeared. Let me give you some of the reasons for our success as a Fraternity. Among the Greek Letter Societies, Alpha Phi Alpha was the first composed of Negro men of college grade. For more than a quarter of a century, the very name Alpha Phi Alpha was magic. Its ranks were difficult to enter; the scholarship standards it set were high. One negative vote could exclude a prospective candidate. Those who were admitted came into the organization with a very great appreciation of their membership. Their pride was apparent. In the Sixteenth Convention, Columbus, Ohio, December 1923, Jewel George B. Kelley who was not a very tall man, stood on a chair in the middle of the convention and loudly exclaimed during a discussion on admissions, "Alpha Phi Alpha wants QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY!" Presently, similar organizations came into being, and they appeared to be watching us. We created a journal and all of the others did likewise. In fact, the Editor of the Kappa Alpha Psi Journal, having been a personnel officer in my regiment in France during WWI, felt close enough to me to ask for information The Sphinx / October 1975
relative to the Journal of his fraternity. Alpha established graduate chapters and the others did likewise. Alpha planned and inaugurated a public program and all of the others, even the sororities, watched us and instituted programs. We set the pattern, and we are glad we knew exactly what we were about because everything we did, the others emulated. Had we erred, our youth might have been injured, but since we were right, the fact that the others had created programs and were conducting them helped immensely. One of the great purposes of Alpha Phi Alpha from its very outset, was to build character in young men and prepare them for leadership. Alpha men knew that people are taught either by precept or example. Alpha relied heavily upon both methods. In our early conventions we employed procedures much different than now. Usually a smoker was held in the evening prior to the opening of the Convention. This was one of the great fellowships we lost over the years. As we assembled from all pans of the country, men of divergent ideas and from various fields of study ana endeavor met and came to know each other. The entertaining or host chapter conducted the program, which usually commenced with encouragement of the topic for discussion. All Brothers were encouraged to participate, and Brothers who had hitherto found it difficult to speak and express their ideas did so on these occasions with greatest of ease and freedom. The meeting lasted far into the night; all of the speeches were extemporaneous, forceful and dynamic. The younger Brothers were amazed and inspired by what they heard. It was purely an inspirational meeting from which all Brothers emerged with fired ambition, renewed hope and courage. Just now I recall the late Brother Joseph Bibb who published a small weekly newspaper in Chicago, and who years after became a high commissioner in the State of Illinois. He gained the floor in the smoker of the 1 2th Convention in Chicago, in 1919, and held the whole assemblage spellbound for some twenty minutes or so. He urged the young men to prepare and get qualified. At that time, because of discriminatory laws passed by the legislatures of the Southern States, Negroes had been eliminated from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives as well as other high elective offices. He predicted that Negroes would return to Congress, would be elected to other high offices and predicted black men would again be U.S. Senators and even occupy the White House. He stirred the spirit even though many in the convention did not believe such would come to pass in their lifetime. But it has come to pass - all except the White House - and that in due course may come eventually. Already two black men have been mentioned as possible Vice Presidential Candidates. In those days, Negro youth had only ambition, courage and hope for a change that he could help to create. It was in this Convention and after a smoker had taken place, that the Convention authorized a public program which, for want of a better name, called it "The Go To High School, Go To College Campaign" after statistics presented by Brothers Perry B. Jackson and Robert Martin of Pi Chapter showed that of a population of approximately 40,000 Negroes, the City High School graduating classes in Cleveland, Ohio, had only one Black young man and 6 Black young ladies. Alpha Phi Alpha beckoned to halting youth standing on the threshhold of life looking for direction and guidance. We encouraged them to continue in the pursuit of education up to that point where they would fit into the scheme of life with greatest usefulness; and to demonstrate the sincerity of our pronouncements, the Fraternity began awarding scholar17
ships locally through the chapters and nationally by the General Organization to qualified deserving black students without regard to fraternal affiliations - some even having been awarded to members of other Fraternities. The influence of our public program was terrific. Let me cite this instance. Attorney Charles P. Howard, a noted alumnus of Drake University, was practicing law in Des Moines, Iowa. In his college days, he had starred on the Drake University football team. He learned of our Fraternity's educational program, and was interested in participating in it. He interested a group of young men in that area, and when he learned it was the program of Alpha Phi Alpha, he had the group petition for a Chapter of our Fraternity. He held his group together, except for two who dropped out, and in due course Brother David N. Crosswaith and I were delegated to establish Alpha Nu Chapter and admit this group. One of these initiates was Brother Frederick D. Patterson, who years later after college days became the President of Tuskegee Institute. Today, the son of the late Brother Charles P. Howard, i.e., Charles P. Howard, Jr., is the Eastern Vice President of Alpha Phi Alpha. Men throughout the land were eager to enter Alpha Phi Alpha and participate in its great program. The movement had "caught o n " so to speak. Soon some of the schools and colleges in the South complained their facilities were being taxed by so many additional students and thought Alpha Phi Alpha should curtail its activities. Instead, the Fraternity "turned on more steam" and carried on its program with even greater vigor and enthusiasm. Today, we see the members of this Fraternity, their sons and daughters, even some of their grandchildren, in the front ranks of those in this country contending for our full rights of citizenship under the Constitution of the United States. Once our Fraternity was organized, Jewel Callis felt that it should have a social action program for the uplift and advancement of our race. It is true that this concept was not in keeping with the established usages of Greek Letter College societies, but those who had to do with our early organization felt they had a duty to help the less fortunate of our race, and in so doing, they were justified in departing from accepted usages, about which they knew so little anyway. With service uppermost in mind, they proceeded to strengthen the Fraternity and expand its membership and influence. We already had deviated from accepted usages of college fraternities when early in our career we set up graduate chapters so that we could hold our Brothers and afford them close communion with their Brothers. Some twenty years or so ago, I was duly authorized to represent Alpha Phi Alpha at a national inter-fraternitysorority conference held at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. I found, too, that those composed of Caucasians differed from our organizations in that they only had undergraduate chapters, and when a member was admitted he became a member of that chapter for life. Whatever he contributed after college days was sent to his Fraternity through his chapter near the campus. This probably accounts to some extent why their fraternities have an easier time financially to maintain their chapter houses near the campus. I visited the 15th Convention in St. Louis as a visiting Brother in December 1922. Some years prior, I had served this Fraternity as General Vice President and as First Editor of the Sphinx. This Convention elected me as the Second General or Midwestern Vice President. As such officer, in May of 1923, I received an urgent request from Upsilon
Chapter at Lawrence, Kansas. Enroute I visited Beta Lambda Chapter. I arrived at Upsilon's chapter house which, as I remember, was at 1101 Mississippi Street, Lawrence, Kansas. Brother William T. McKnight was Chapter President. In the meeting that evening, I found the members of the Chapter were experiencing discrimination in the Cafeteria of the University of Kansas, and there were other complaints. Next morning Brother McKnight proceeded to make an appointment for me to see the Chancellor of the University whose name, as I recall it, was Lindley. The Chancellor could not see me. Brother McKnight tried several times. Finally, the Chancellor, learning I was a General Officer of the Fraternity, agreed to step out in the hall and greet me whereupon I advised Brother McKnight to inform the Chancellor that Alpha Phi Alpha did not transact its business in the hall, and that I wanted to see him in his office, and I prepared to take up residence in the chapter house until such time as I could see the Chancellor. After about a day and a half, Brother McKnight and I together saw the Chancellor. Before I could state my mission, the Chancellor attempted to take me off balance by telling me he was of Quaker family in South Carolina who, being opposed to slavery, freed their slaves voluntarily, etc. I knew at once what we were up against. Time will not allow me to go into details of our discussion. We went into matters frankly and thoroughly without thought of compromise or "arrangement". At the conclusion, the Chancellor wanted to know my reaction whereupon I indicated to him that while I had no authority to speak for the entire Negro student body, the problem of one Alpha Phi Alpha man on the campus was the problem of every Negro student there, and that Alpha Phi Alpha expected the same rights, consideration and privileges to which all the students were entitled. When we left, Negro students could eat at any table in the cafeteria. I took the position that wherever we established a chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha was responsible for its protection and defense. I then proceeded to take on the next case at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Time will not permit me to detail this story, but suffice it to state that after a long hard fight we were successful. My only thought at that time was to protect the chapters and get the discrimination eliminated. The Sixteenth Convention, however, thought differently, and when apprised of my activities, it elected me General President, and re-elected me three times thereafter, twice by unanimous vote. Finally, in the Twentieth Convention in Cleveland, December 1 927, I declined to be a candidate again whereupon the Convention by Constitutional amendment separated the directorship of our educational program from the Presidency, and Jewel George B. Kelley took the floor and nominated me for that office which I held 4 years, organizing a nine-point full year program in 36 states and the District of Columbia. I then resigned again. You will pardon me for mentioning myself, but I really had to do so in order to let you see how we started out and what we started out to do. As I previously indicated, the Founders visualized Alpha Phi Alpha as a great training institution to prepare men for leadership So far, this part of our purpose is being fulfilled gloriously. I could mention many instances but these two will suffice. One day I heard Brother Green of Xi Lambda Chapter, Chicago, Illinois, relate that some time after he had become a member of the Illinois State Legislature, he became to be a fountain source of information on parliamentary procedure. One day one of his white colleagues asked him how he had become so proficient whereupon he
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proudly informed him that he had learned all of that in the General Conventions of his college fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha. During my last convention to preside as General President, I endeavored to give the younger members a larger share in the convention proceedings. I saw to it that every Brother there had a committee assignment. I appointed a large number of the undergraduate Brothers to the Committee on Recommendations to give them opportunity and responsibility. This committee was out three days, the convention was approaching its conclusion. Finally, I left the chair and entered that committee room. There I witnessed one of the most refreshing spectacles I had seen in this Fraternity. I noticed one young Brother appeared to exert a commanding influence; he inquired, criticized, suggested and stated what they wanted. I made some suggestions as to procedure. When he and his committee returned to the convention, the convention accepted their report with enthusiasm, and adopted its recommendation with the result that Alpha Phi Alpha authorized its first ten scholarships to be awarded to successful applicants irrespective of any fraternal affiliation. After completing his education, as the years passed by, this young Brother came to plead the cause of black citizens of this country before the United States Supreme Court 26 times and of these cases he was successful in 23 of them. Such a record may never be equalled. He is our Brother, now known as Mr. Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court. The achievements of many of our Brothers, such as Jesse Owens, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, and many others throughout the land have heartened our youth, strengthened their courage and stimulated their ambition. Having qualified, they dared to venture out and seized opportunities as they occurred. Today our former Eastern General Vice President, Brother Edward Brooke, now sits as a member of the U.S. Senate. Sixteen black citizens, some of whom are Brothers of this Fraternity, are members of the U.S. House of Representatives; black citizens are mayors of some of our principal cities; black citizens are on the bench of Federal, State and Municipal Courts throughout the land; black citizens are holding various other public offices, and two are Lieutenant Governors. The prophesies of the late Brother Joseph Bibb made in the smoker of the Twelfth Convention in Chicago back in December 1919, have come to pass in our lifetime, and part of the dream of the Founders has been realized. In the meantime, and while we were busy laying our greater foundation, the Thirty-First General Convention in Chicago, Illinois, December 1945 eliminated the restriction of our membership to Negroes thus giving Alpha a firmer footing in its struggles. We still have a long road to travel. Alpha Phi Alpha must continue its endeavors to develop leadership. Individually, Alpha men must strive to be leaders in all fields of endeavor and in all communities of which they are a part. Our initial efforts were excellent and the results obtained far exceeded our expectations. But, as time marches on, we must continually adjust our efforts and our programs to fit changing times and circumstances. The Fraternities and the Sororities, all of them together, must help to shape the destiny of people of our race in this country. This we can do. Is the task too great? Let me answer this way: In the Eleventh year of our existence, a weak, small and struggling Fraternity, our Beta Chapter alone spearheaded the movement which led to the establishment of an Officers' The Sphinx / October 1975
Training Camp at Fort Des Moines, Iowa for the training of officers to lead troops of our race in World War I, and in the first class to finish training were 32 Alpha men who received Commissions as Captains, First and Second Lieutenants of the United States Army. Thus, Alpha men demonstrated to themselves the possibilities of the future. So far, then, I think we have done a pretty good job. We have planned, tried and we have accomplished. We shall continue to bend our efforts to destroy all prejudices, to serve and to uplift humanity; and since we are the first of all to create such an organization as this Fraternity we shall continue to serve all, and, as we proceed along the rough and rocky roads of progress, surely we shall transcend all. Then shall we devote our energies to the more cultural aspects of fraternal endeavor. This is what the Founders had in mind. Address delivered at Founders' Day Breakfast Midwestern Regional Convention April 26, 19 75, Kansas City, Missouri
tjltifwru . . . Florida Governor Rubin Askew declared the week, August 1 -7. 1 975. as "Alpha Phi Alpha Week" in honor of the thousands of Alpha men, their wives and guests who heeded the call â€˘ "FOLLOW ME TO MIAMI" - and gathered in convention at the Hotel Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. The posh surroundings set the stage for a fun-filled week and much work as the delegates plotted the course of Alpha in the coming year. Some of Miami's famous attractions were made a part of the convention's social calendar and talk is still buzzing about the lush niteclubs, exciting Calder Race Track, and the beautiful Fontainebleau Golf Course and Country Club. Both Miami Beach and Miami offered dozens of first class restaurants. T w o favorites w e r e Mike Gordons for seafood and the exotic Benihaha of Tokyo, where the preparation of the meal at your table was done in dazzling fashion by Japanese chefs. Nearby Disneyworld and the Caribbean certainly prolonged many trips to the sun-filled South. Brothers came from all over the continental United States, Europe and Africa, including a large delegation from Alpha's newly established chapters. The enthusiasm of these young Brothers was an inspiration to all who came in contact with them. Past General Presidents Ernest Morial, Lionel Newsom, and Charles H. Wesley also actively participated in the 20
"The General President" Really "Speaks" confab. Brother Wesley, a living legend in our fraternity, was given a standing ovation at his every appearance. Also in attendance were six of Alpha's college presidents, who interrupted their busy schedules to be present they were, Dr. James Frank, President of Lincoln University (MO); Brother Allix James, Virginia Union University; Dr. Herman B. Smith, Chancellor of the University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff; Dr. Henry Ponder, Benedict College; Dr Lionel Newsom, Central State University; and General President Walter Washington, Alcorn State University. Southern Vice President, Bennie J. Harris, served as host for the meet and graciously welcomed the brotherhood to "Alpha South." The Beta Beta Lambda Host Committee and the Miami Alphabettes did an outstanding job of making the delegates and guests feel at home. Both Brother Earl Allen, General Chairman for the Convention, and Brother George Koonce, President of Beta Beta Lambda Chapter, are to be congratulated on their fine efforts. Assisting these brothers at the local level were the following Host Committee Chairmen: W. Bryant Tanner, Ecumenical Service; Patrick Range,
Golf Tournament; Syrenees Baker and Michael Williams, Hospitality; Frederick Johnson, Life Members Breakfast; Albert Hall, Transportation; Leo Adderiy and William Wright. Reception (Bait-a-Date): Cyrus Jollivette. Souvenir Journal; Jonathan Thurston, Public Program; Franklin Clark, Registration-Souvenir Kits; Paul King, College Brothers Activities; William E. Clarke, III, Public Relations and Displays; Clarence Ewell, Job Opportunities; Samuel Gay. Tours and Entertainment. The program for the women, teens, pre-teens and nursery tots was under the direction of Mrs. Gwendolyn Welters, Chairwoman of Ladies Activities, Mrs Dorothy Baker, CoChairwoman, and Mrs. Barbara Allen, President of the Beta Beta Lambda Alphabettes. They were assisted by the following Committee Chairwomen: Sara Thompson, Calder Race Track; Eleanor Gay, Finance; Ernestine Bridges, Get-Acquainted "Tropical Sip"; Lynda Jollievette, "Gold and Black" Fashion Luncheon; Margaret Forde, Hospitality; Naomi Davis, Information; Lugusta Colston, Kits; Fannie Thurston, Tours; and, Eddye Gay, Youth Activities. The hard work and dedication of all the above-named persons and other Miami Alphas and Alphabettes made our stay at the " 6 9 t h " a memorable and exciting one. ON TO NEW YORKMONROVIA! The Sphinx / October 1975
"Done . . . And To Be Done' The 1975 General Convention was officially convened with the opening of the First Business Session at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 2nd. The highlight of the meeting was the Annual Report of the General President, Dr. Walter Washington. In his opening remarks, President Washington exp r e s s e d his satisfaction at the remarkable growth in general convention participation (tripling in the last three years). Paying tribute to the extraordinary growth in the number of Life Members, Dr. Washington urged Life Members to continue to find new ways to actively support the fraternity now that their Grand Tax obligation has been paid. He also congratulated the General Office Staff for a job well done, and noted the continued improvement in the Sphinx. the fraternity's official organ. Preliminary status reports were also given on the Education Foundation, the
General President Walter Washington Building Foundation and the Commission on Re-organization. Special attention was given the Commission on Business Encouragement, w h o s e program had been adopted as the theme of the convention. Applauding the work of commission Co-Chairmen John Johnson and Leroy Jeffries. Dr. Washington stated that business was the cornerstone of America . . . and that Alpha must make a positive contribution by encouragement of young Blacks to pursue this area. "We are simply stating that 90째o of the Brothers are education oriented. In the future, this Commission will attempt to guide at least 3 0 % of the younger Brothers in this country into business.' Brother Washington also noted his delight at having had the opportunity to meet and fellowship with brothers across the country during the past year. Among his travels he . . . attended the Memorial Service of
our last living Founder. Jewel HENRY A. CALLIS. in Washington. D.C.. and the funeral of Past General President FRANK L. STANLEY, in Louisville, Kentucky. . . . spoke to the National Newspaper Publishers Association in San Francisco. along with the heads of the other Black Greek-letter organizations. . . . represented the Fraternity at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights in Washington, D C , and at a special White House conference of leaders of national Black organizations. . . . spoke on various college campuses and also at the special events of many alumni chapters. Finally the General President admonished that "NO ALPHA MAN must ever forget that his major purpose as a member of the Fraternity is selfachievement for the purpose of Service to Mankind."
IIj Brother Harris welcomes all to "Alpha South". (2) Mrs. Maynard Jackson (I) joins her husband, the mayor, in the receiving line .. . (3) while the brothers suffer in the inevitable registration line. (4) Leroy Jeffries, co-chairman of the Commission on Business Encouragement (5) Brothers Erwin France. Chicago's Model Cities Director; Louis Martin; Father Charles Taylor, convention chaplain: and Leven Weiss. General Treasurer. (6) Golfer's in action? 17) AVPs! Ike Miller (I) of the South and the East's Tim Allston (8) Flanking Brother Washington are (I to r) Atlanta bigwigs Ozell Sutton. (Southern VP) and Mayor Jackson: along with New Orleans Charles Teamer. comptroller and Judge Ernest Monal 19) Dr. Henry Ponder. President of Benedict College (South Carolina) poses with his daughters.
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Keynoter: Brother Louis Martin
"ALPHA'S OUTREACH..." Convention delegates crowded into the Fontaine Room of the Fontainebleau to attend the convention's KEYNOTE LUNCHEON. Host Vice President Bennie J. Harris, one of the most eloquent orators in Alpha history, set the stage as he introduced the speaker who was to open deliberations on the convention theme, "ALPHA'S OUTREACH TO BUSINESS." Brother Harris intoned that the speaker was a pioneering Black businessman, Vice President and Editorial Director of the Sengstacke Newspaper Chain (Chicago Daily Defender), a w a r d winning journalist, and former Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee under presidents Kennedy and Johnson,- Brother LOUIS MARTIN. "Whatever the future of Blacks in business," he stated, "I believe we in Alpha Phi Alpha have a special responsibility to fulfill." He described Alpha's task as mainly educational - educating and motivating young people to enter the business world and educating the community toward a favorable attitude about Black business. In beginning his address, Brother Martin related his experiences as a child growing up in Savannah, Georgia in the early decades of this century. He told of prominent Black bankers in Black owned banks, and of Black owned insurance companies, construction firms, newspapers, etc. He noted that "some of us have forgotten that the business acumen and enterprising skill of Blacks were demonstrated long ago, before anyone ever heard of the slogans of Black capitalism." Brother Martin presented statistics on the status of Black business today and noted two problems which are 22
f r e q u e n t l y articulated by Black business leaders. "(1) Today, the Black consumer feels no obligation to make any special efforts to support Black enterprises in most communities in the North. To a lesser degree, this is also true in the South . . . and (2) Brother John H. J o h n s o n , the publisher, and Al Boutte, our top Black banker, have made significant comments on the 'unbusinesslike' attitude of some Black entreprenuers . . . Business is a demanding and jealous mistress. Those who fool around seem destined, sooner or later, to go down the drain." These problems must also be recognized and dealt with through the educational campaigns of groups like Alpha Phi Alpha. Despite the obstacles listed, Brtoher Martin expressed optimism about the future of Blacks in business. In closing he stated, "The day will come when we can talk realistically about a Black man for President of the United States and a Black brother for President of General Motors."
OUTREACH IN ACTION • Business Encouragement Commission • Seminar on Black Business • Equitable Opportunities Committee In an attempt to motivate Blacks to go into business for themselves, the initial meeting of Alpha's Commission on Business Encouragement was held on February 23, 1974, at the Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago. Since that time the Commission has completed organizational work and embarked on a positive program to achieve its goals. A result of this work was the theme of the 1975 convention, ALPHA'S OUTREACH TO BUSINESS. The convention events began with the Keynote Luncheon Address by Brother Louis Martin. Following the speech the Co-Chairman of the Commission challenged Black educators and other professionals to help prove as a reality that "Blacks are more than a race of consumers." Brother Leroy Jeffries further praised the increasing role of Blacks as top decision makers. He cited as an example the three Blacks who were instrumental in the decision to provide $12 million for expanding the Atlanta Airport. Those men, all Alphas, were Atlanta's Mayor Maynard H. Jackson, Congressman Andrew Young of that
city, and U.S. Secretary of Transportation William T. Coleman. Also the convention theme was the focus of a seminar with wide appeal to a large audience on Tuesday afternoon. Organized by the Commission on Business Encouragement, the program presented leading specialists in economics and business who provided the listeners with business information and guidance, as well as answering specific questions from those in attendance. Panel participants were Brother Robert S. Browne, Executive Director of the Black Economic Research Center (New York City); Mr. Malcolm Corrin, President of the Interracial Council for Business Opportunity (New York City); and Mr. Garland Guice, Executive Director of the Chicago Economic Development Corporation. Serving as moderator of the panel, Brother Browne stated that integration had hurt black business, stating "The Black community should put more money into building their own institutions and less into (outside) consumer consumption." Brother Browne gave the audience valuable information on the plight of Black entrepeneurs and discussed the three corporations he helped organize, the Black Economic Research Center, the Emergency Land Fund, and the Twenty First Century Foundation, which he described as a "Black Ford Foundation." He further urged the brothers not to forget the importance of capital, noting that "there may be too much business education and not enough capital." Both Corrin and Guice presented insightful expositions, both on the overall business picture and specific problems, Corrin emphasizing knowledge of the modus operandi of the business community and Guice pointing out the necessity for experience, capital, and research if a business is to be successful. Another business-oriented aspect of the 69th Anniversary Convention was the luncheon sponsored by Alpha's Equitable Opportunities Committee, under the direction of Chairman Adron Butler and Coordinator L. H. Stanton. At the luncheon the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was honored by the fraternity for its equal employment policies and results. General President Washington made the presentation to Mr. Donald W. Grout, Vice President and Director of Sales for the company. Present with Mr. Grout to accept the award were Brother Chuck Lewis, Reynolds' National Manager, Special The Sphinx / October 1975
Markets and Brother Charles Pierce, the company's Manager, Personnel Development and Training. In his address to the guests, Mr. Grout reported on his company's constant efforts to hire and upgrade minorities and women, and noted that Reynolds Tobacco has achieved an overall 21.8% minority employment level compared with a 16.3% national average. The firm's minority whitecollar employment level, he stated, is 10.3% compared with a national average of 9.7%. A c k n o w l e d g i n g Alpha's historic committment to education, Grout indicated that his company has contributed one-half million dollars to the UNCF, committed one million dollars to the predominately black Winston Salem State University (North Carolina) to strenghten its faculty and provided full four-year scholarships to 101 students while, at the same time, supporting minority students in pursuing MBA and journalism degrees. He stated, "We at Reynolds also realize that there must be a greater availability of well educated minority men and women if equal employment opportunity is to have its full impact." Grout emphasized, however, that the company has not closed its doors to professional careers to non-college graduates. Addressing the assembled Alpha men, he said, "As high achievers yourselves, you certainly know that there are many young men and women who have not had the opportunity to gain a college degree but who, if given the chance, can make important contributions to our society." Expressing his c o m p a n y ' s appreciation at being honored by "one of the most distinguished organizations to be found anywhere" Grout closed by noting "You have a motto which says 'First of All; Servants of All; We Shall Transcend All.' and we have a saying in our sales department which says, 'If a leader truly leads, he remains a leader.' Keeping both your motto and our saying in mind, I know that together we can achieve full equality in employment and in every other aspect of our society." Also on hand to accept "Special Merit Awards" from the fraternity on behalf of their companies w e r e Thomas K. Edenfield, Vice PresidentSouthwestern Regional Relations of General Electric Company and Jack M. Tharpe, Vice President of Standard Oil (Indiana).
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" N o t a Day of R e s t . . . " Sunday was busy... As is customary in the "gentleman's sport", participants in the convention golf tourney departed early to the fabulous Fontainebleau Golf Course and Country Club. While Jack Nicklaus is in no immediate danger of losing his position to one of Alpha's duffers, lots of fun was had by all - and some pretty good rounds, too. A moving and inspirational Ecumenical Church Service was held at 11:00 am on this Sunday under the guidance of Convention Chaplains, Rev. Martin L. Harvey and Father Charles Taylor. The days activities were highlighted by the aternoon Public Program, which was attended by an overflow crowd in the combined ballrooms of the hotel. The response of the Miami, Miami Beach, and Dade County communities to the fraternity's positive works as
evidenced by the program of the convention was tremendous as people of all races came to hear the message of the distinguished speaker for the occasion, Brother Maynard Jackson, Mayor of the City of Atlanta, Georgia. The program included two selections by the Cutler Ridge Junior High School Band, under the direction of Brother Jonathan Thurston. This integrated group of young musicians performed with a precision and flair for in advance of their ages and both pieces were enthusiastically received by the audience and by General President Washington, who gave warm praise to Brother Thurston and his pupils. But if there was a "show stopper" for the afternoon, that honor belongs to Brother Curtis Rayan of Eta Delta Chapter at the University of Miami. Brother Rayan's rendition of "Without a Song" was greeted with a standing ovation, cheering and cries of 23
Brother Maynard Jackson "Encore ". A gifted tenor, he then sang a beautiful spiritual, "I trust in God", which brought tears to the eyes of some in the audience. Prior to beginning his address Brother Jackson devoted several moments to praising this gifted young brother. Introducing Mayor Jackson as one of the finest examples of Alpha leadership, President Washington presented him with the "Alpha Award of Honor" for outstanding achievement. Accepting the award, one of the fraternity's highest, Brother Jackson addressed the gathering: He expressed his pleasure at being with his brothers in the "greatest fraternity in the world" and remarked that, while he was tempted to enjoy the warm fellowship and speak of pleasant things, the circumstances compelled him to speak of other matters. Mayor Jackson called attention to the depressing statistics of rising unemployment in this country and denounced the present administration's lack of concern regar-
Life Members Fellowship Try scheduling a convention event at 7:30 (in the A.M., even) and see what happens! Well, if that event is the Life Members Fellowship Breakfast the result is a packed house and loads of fun and fellowship. The Miami breakfast, the tenth annual event, featured, to borrow from Pope John D. Buckner, Everglades fruit, Southern biscuits, Dogpatch Ham and a personal message from Life Member No. 1, O. Wilson Winters which was distributed to each participant. The buffet meal also contained so much bacon, sausage and sweet rolls that no one noticed the absence of the GRITS! Well, almost no one - count on Brother 24
ding this matter. He noted that National Urban League statistics show that Black unemployment, including socalled "discouraged workers" no longer actively seeking employment and omitted in government surveys, reached a rate of 25.8% for the first three months of 1975 - a total of nearly 3 million Black Americans. Asking "Where are the concerned Black and white voices . . .", he declared that only rampant indifference has allowed the Ford administration to ignore these facts. Brother Jackson urged increased political activity to combat these ills, telling the assembled Alphas that "Our most immediate problem is racism; our ultimate problem is economics. (And) in our implementation of Alpha's Outreach to business, we must not abandon politics." He urged that the power of Alpha Phi Alpha be massed behind a series of major pieces of helpful legislation designed to insure full employment for all.
Stenson Broaddus to notice and verbalize. Anyway, the Life Members had a Ball on the Beach! Besides hearing the astonishing statistics of the Life Membership Story, which surely ranks as the most amazing success since Cornell, the room was cleared (even the waitresses were dismissed) for the legendary bull session with the boys. Brother Joe Gunnell, with the protection of his everpresent dark glasses, cracked up the audience with a few "slightly off-color" tales of romance and adventure. The Tenth Annual Life Members Breakfast also saw the institution of a number of awards (named for outstanding workers in the LM program) for achievement in increasing the ranks of Life Members. The Oliver Wilson
Winters Awards were presented to Epsilon Lambda (St. Louis), which for ten years led all chapters in LM participation, and to Delta Alpha Lambda (Cleveland, OH), which in 1975 became the first chapter to surpass Epsilon Lambda - boasting 141 fullypaid and a total of 21 7 LM participants. The John D. Buckner Award for the most outstanding regional program was presented to the Southern Region, Andrew J. Lewis, II, Life Membership Chairman; Dr. Henry Collier, Jr., Vice Chairman; and Bennie J. Harris, Regional Vice President. Frederick L. Johnson Awards (to outstanding chapters) were presented to Eta Lambda (Atlanta); Zeta Omicron Lambda (Philadelphia); Beta Gamma Lambda (Richmond, VA); Beta Lambda (Kansas City, MO); Gamma Lambda (Detroit); and Gamma Phi Lambda (Ashville, NC). Recipients of the Elmer C. Collins Award for outstanding individual contribution were Robert Willis (Eta Lambda), Charles L. Keels (Zeta Omicron Lambda) and Clarence W. Robinson (Beta Lambda). Following his presentation of the FABULOUS FACTS, detailing the phenomenal growth of the program from 2,000 participants in '74 to 4,000 in '75; a Life Member Reserve Fund in excess of a HALF MILLION DOLLARS (including over $100,00 received in the month of June alone); and participants in half of the Alpha chapters Brother John Buckner, National Life Membership Chairman, challenged the Life Members to demonstrate the potency of the program by providing services to the fraternity which would be impossible through the normal funding process - identifying subscribing Life Members, start-up utilization of electronic data processing in the General Office, and underwriting the Alpha Directory and a special newsletter. Following enthusiastic approval by the brothers present, these proposed were authorized as expenditures from the Life Member Reserve Fund at the final session of the convention. Brother Buckner also announced his decision to retire from his position of Life Member Chairman. He was given thunderous applause in recognition of his outstanding work in that capacity and General President Washington made the presentation of a special "Service Award" on behalf of the entire organization. Finally the brothers unanimously a p p r o v e d a special resolution, in honor of the foresight of Dr. O. Wilson Winters. The Sphinx / October 1 975
TOWARD A BETTER
Monday might well be dubbed "State of the Fraternity Day," as the major agenda items were the reports of National Officers and addresses by t w o outstanding Alpha b r o t h e r s . Brother Moses General Miles, in his "Fraternal Address," entitled "Forward with Alpha Phi Alpha," challenged the Brothers to live up to, and exemplify, the lessons of the Fraternity ritual as well as the precepts and ideals of the Brotherhood. After posing questions in a self-appraisal test, he asked the Alphas assembled: "Are you endowed with manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind 0 " He also questioned Brothers in terms of the precepts of Kipling's "If." As he continued his address, he insisted on "no backward steps in Alpha." "If you can't be first," he said, "then be well ahead of whoever is second. Then you'll be alright." Brother Miles is former, longtime Dean of Students at Florida A & M University and Chairman of Alpha's National Publications Committee. He also is the author of the "Sphinxman's Handbook" now in use by the fraternity. Brother Thomas Gray Allston, III, incoming Eastern Assistant Vice President and Student Body President at Hampton Institute (Virginia), adThe Sphinx / October 1975
Brother Tim Allston
Brother Moses G. Miles
dressed the overflow College Brothers' Luncheon, decrying the habits and thought-patterns of "armchair Alphas." To his fellow College Brothers "Tim," as he is known, urged that they "begin to assume responsibility and accept the challenges of opportunity." As he called for greater Alpha unity between Alumni and College brothers, he reflected on the period of the late 1940's and criticized alumni brothers for not rallying to support Brothers W.E. B. DuBois and Paul Robeson when they were under attack by American governmental forces. Brother Allston again referred to his topic which he called "F. A. D. S. M. â€” let's Fight and Defeat our Settling for Mediocrity." "Too often," he went on to say, "we brothers become what I call 'armchair Alphas' â€” sitting back on our rich, historical achievements and heritage, allowing them to be an END and not the true raison d'etre, a MEANS to an END." Following Allston's address, Past General President Charles H. Wesley joined him in reminding the audience that Alpha was founded by undergraduates and that the fraternity's early General Presidents were either undergraduates or professional students. He reminded the brothers that "as we build, we build not for ourselves, but for eternity and for Alpha Phi Alpha." Both Brothers Allston and Wesley were given standing ovations for their remarks. 25
ELECTION RESULTS . . . The Final Business Session was the scene of the Report of the Election Committee. Much of the convention activity during the previous days had centered on the races for national office, especially the "primary" for next years mail ballot for General President. Four of the fraternity's outstanding brothers vied for the two spots on the ballot for the highest office in Alphadom. They were Brothers W. Decker Clarke, former Eastern Vice President and a member of the board of the Building Foundation; Matthew H. Dawson, former President of Eta Lambda Chapter in Atlanta; Bennie J. Harris, o u t g o i n g Southern Vice President; and James R. Williams, outgoing Mid-Western Vice President. Following an extraordinary flurry of politics, even by Alpha standards, Brother Williams and Clarke led the ticket. Brother Harris placed third, while Brother Dawson was fourth. Thus, Clarke and Williams will seek the Brother LOWELL W. PERRY, Chairman of the United States Equal Employment Opportunities commission, opened his address at the Formal Banquet of the 69th Anniversary Convention with some w o r d s on " b r o t h e r h o o d . " Chairman Perry reminisced on his college days and noted that the beautiful part of being an Alpha brother is that the fellowship carries on long beyond campus days. "Anywhere you go in this country, or in the world for that matter, in so many walks of life, the Alpha handshake makes new friends out of strangers and rekindles the warmth of old friendships," he stated. Brother Perry, the third successive Alpha man to hold the EEOC chairmanship, expressed pride in the fact that new Alpha names are continually being added to the list of those who bring credit to Black people, society and the fraternity. Certainly, he is high on that list. Continuing, he remarked that, ". . . today, perhaps more than any other time in the history of our country the contributions of all of us are so vitally important to the health and survival of this nation. A pandora's box of troubles has been loosed upon us and it will take all the optimism, all the courage, 26
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presidency via the ballot mailed to all financial brothers in early April 1 976. In other convention races, incumbent General Treasurer Leven C. Weiss was re-elected to his 11th term after a stiff challenge by Brother James Hewitt, General Convention Registration Coordinator, and Brother Dayton Smith. Also, a constitutional amendment passed in 1974 reinstituted the election process for the Editor of the SPHINX, a post which was located in the national headquarters during the past year. Assistant Executive Secretary Michael J. Price,
who had held the title during that year, was the victor in the race for the elected title of Editor-in-Chief over former Sphinx Editor-in-Chief J. Herbert King. S u b s e q u e n t l y , during the c o n stitutional session, the convention again placed the editorship in the General Office, eliminating the need for an election at the next convention. Other members of the Board of Directors, the Regional Vice Presidents and Assistant Vice Presidents, had been elected at regional meets and took office at the close of the convention.
all the faith we can muster if we are to help America recover . . . The kind of faith I'm talking about is a deep and abiding belief in ourselves as Black people that we can and will overcome the forces of bigotry and inequality in America and claim our rightful share of the American dream. Like (Brother) Martin Luther King, each of us must have his own dream that will be grand enough to lift him above hatred, above apathy, above hopelessness to a plain high enough for all dreams to come together in the name of freedom, yet humble enough so that even the reaching hands of the smallest child can touch it." Decrying apathy and unconcern, Perry stressed that we, as a people, have too much at stake to give up the
fight - ". . . no, we can't abandon America, though at times she seems to abandon us! The fate of all of us is too irrevocably bound up in her destiny. There are too many years of sacrifice, frustration and tears, too many bloodied heads and bent shoulders, too many ghosts of valiant soldiers from Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman to Malcolm X to Martin Luther King, for us to back away now." The Chairman also noted the danger of making personal security the overwhelming goal of one's life, thus dulling the pain of the sufferings of the less fortunate. This factor, he noted, coupled with a lack of unity among leaders in our struggle, continues to hamper our efforts toward full equality. Brother Perry stated, "no one has a monopoly on leadership in the fight for human rights; yet there are those who guard their roles jealously, refusing to admit that they don't have all the answers. . ." He described this situation as a ripe target for those opposed to equality - those who will attempt to divide and frustrate the forces working for equality. Perry declared that there is room for many different philosophies and methods in our struggle as long as the end is held in common.
Brother Lowell W. Perry
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Chairman Perry ended his remarks on the theme of the convention, Black business. Attesting to the need for programs such as Alpha's Outreach To Busniess, he presented the following statistics: " . . . if we were to amass together all of the Black-owned business in this nation into one large conglomerate, where do you think it would fit in number in relation to the 500 most successful businesses in America? If you placed it in the top 50, you have lost complete touch with reality. If you said in the top 150, you are but an incurable dreamer. If you placed it at about number 250, you have faced the bitter truth of the pitifully small inroads Blacks have made into the real economic power structure of this country." To combat this trend he urged the fraternity to continue with meaningful plans of action, " . . . if we can take a giant step in that direction, all the world will benefit from our efforts. The many positive plans for action which will come out of important gatherings such as this convention, must include meaningful and constructive dialogue rather than monologue; unity of purpose instead of discord; and importantly, thorough communication before publication."
Who was there? (1) The Louisiana delegation was there! (2) The Larry Earvins of Atlanta (3) Meredith Ferguson, Past General Treasurer; Mrs. L. T. Young; Laurence T. Young, Past Executive Secretary, Mrs. Ferguson. (4) Dr. Henry Collier escorts Alpha's First Lady, Mrs. Carolyn Washington; Mrs. Mary Teamer, wife of the comptroller, is seated in the foreground. (5) Awards chairman Bennie Brown presents "College Chapter of the Year" trophy for Alpha Phi - Clark College. (6) Chapter presidents George Koonce fc) of Beta Beta Lambda and Handley Norment (r) of lota Upsilon Lambda share top alumni chapter honors. (7) Dr. Charles H. Wesley installed national officers for the coming year. (8) Executive Secretary William Walker presents a plaque to Brother Washington in recognition of his 25th anniversary as an Alpha man. (9) Brother Grafton Gilcrist of New York and his lovely guest.
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The Formal Banquet was the creme de la creme of the thoroughly enjoyable convention experience. Brothers and their guests donned their finery and joined together for an evening of reflection and relaxation. As was the case with many of the events, the banquet hall was filled to capacity and hotel officials scurried about trying to accommodate the participants. The opulent setting of the Ballrooms of the Fontainebleau invariably brought memories of much earlier conventions when this and other events were held in churches and public school auditoriums due to the ugly spectre of discrimination and racism. But rather than wallow in self-congratulations these memories only served to remind the assembled that we, as a people, still have a long way to go. This theme 27
was further articulated by the speaker for the evening, Brother Lowell Perry who was recently appointed by President Gerald Ford as Chairman of the United States Equal Employment O p p o r t u n i t y C o m m i s s i o n . Brother Perry was honored with the "Alpha Award of Merit", presented by General President Walter W a s h i n g t o n , on behalf of the general organization. Awards Chairman Bennie D. Brown presided over the presentation of citations for outstanding accomplishments during the past year. The winners were: ALUMNI CHAPTER OF THE YEAR Beta Beta Lambda Miami, Florida
Your Regional Vice Presidents and Assistant Vice Presidents New Members of Alpha's Board of Directors
Henry Gray Gillem, Sr. Eastern VP
lota Upsilon Lambda Silver Spring, Maryland COLLEGE CHAPTER OF THE YEAR Alpha Phi Clark College Atlanta, Georgia ALUMNI BROTHER OF THE YEAR James Threatt EtaTau Lambda Akron, Ohio COLLEGE BROTHER OF THE YEAR Cecil Collins Alpha Xi-U of Washington Seattle, Washington
Thomas Gray Allston, III Eastern A VP
Thomas D. Pawley, III Midwestern VP
Charles E. Smith Midwestern A VP
Ozell Sutton Southern VP
Isaac H. Miller, III Southern A VP
George Thompson Southwestern VP
Rogernald Jackson Western VP
Bennie J. Harris, Jr. Western A VP
James Thompson Alpha Rho - Morehouse Atlanta, Georgia Brother Brown noted that his committee had spent many hours evaluating the materials submitted by nominees for the awards and in two c a s e s , as noted above, felt it necessary to confer the awards to two candidates. As the banquet neared a close, Past General President Charles H. Wesley installed the National Officers for the 1975-76 fraternal year - charging them with the responsibility of planning wisely for the future of our beloved fraternity. Finally, the brothers rose, joined hands and sang the Alpha Hymn, under the direction of Brother Alvin Wilkes with solo by Brother W. Mingo Clarke. Words are inadequate to describe the feeling one experiences during the singing of the hymn at a general convention, as brothers young and old, from across the world rededicate themselves to "our dear A Phi A." See for yourself. Don't miss New York-Monrovia, '76! 28
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Brother HENRY GRAY GILLEM, Sr.,Eastern Vice President, is a Personnel Management Specialist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a resident of Arlington, Virginia and a founder of Theta Rho Lambda Chapter in that city. Brother Gillem holds the B.S. degree in Biology and Psychology from Howard University and has done advanced studies at Howard University, the University of Virginia and the NIH Graduate School. Brother Gillem is an outstanding civic and community leader known through the state of Virginia. He was the founder of the community-oriented SEPIA program of the Eastern Region and served as President of the Virginia Association of Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (VACAPAF) from 1970 until his election as Eastern Vice President. Brother THOMAS GRAY ALLSTON, III, Eastern Assistant Vice President is a student at Hampton Institute, where he also serves as President of the Student Government Association. Reared in Massachusetts, "Tim", as he is called, presently resides in Huntsville, Alabama. He has lettered in track and basketball and was a Massachusetts State Oratorical Champion. He served as Managing Editor of the Hampton Script student n e w s p a p e r and was 2nd Vice President of VACAPAF at the time of his election to the post of Eastern AVP. Brother THOMAS D. PAWLEY, III, Midwestern Vice President, is Chairman of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts and Head of the Department of Speech and Theatre at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He is an honor graduate of Virginia State University and received the A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Iowa, with post-doctoral study at the University of Missouri. An award-winning author and playwright, Brother Pawley has held a number of teaching positions across the country and his work has been widely published, including articles in Encore and Black World Magazine and a play, The Tumult and the Shouting. He is a member of Beta Zeta Lambda Chapter in Jefferson City and has served as Alpha's Director for Central Missouri (1964-67) and National Director of Educational Activities - Chairman of the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. (1967-73). Brother CHARLES E. SMITH, Midwestern Assistant Vice President, is an The Sphinx / October 1975
English major at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. A native of Canton, Ohio, Brother Smith was cited for his scholastic a c h i e v e m e n t s by the American Legion, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and other groups. He is a member of the Big Brother Association of America and at OSU he is active with the Student Advisory Board for Minority Affairs and the Black Greek Council. He served as President of Kappa Chapter for the 1974-75 school year. Brother OZELL SUTTON, Southern Vice President, is Southeast Regional Director of the Community Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justice. Following Past General Lionel H. Newsom, Brother Sutton is the second person to serve as a Vice President of two regions. He was Southwestern Vice President and resigned when he relocated to Atlanta to assume his present job. Brother Sutton is a graduate of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, a past president of its National Alumni Association and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from that institution. Professionally, Brother Sutton has served as Arkansas State Supervisor for the Community Relations Service; Special Assistant for Human Resources to the late Governor Winthrop Rockefeller of Arkansas; Director of the Arkansas Council on Human Relations; and staff writer for the Arkansas Democrat daily newspaper. He is now a member of Eta Lambda Chapter in Atlanta, where he serves as President of the Southeast Association of Black Federal Officials. He was Alpha's State Director for Georgia at the time of his election. Brother ISAAC H. MILLER, III, Southern Assistant Vice President, is a Biology major at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, he plans to become a pediatrician. A member of Alpha Rho Chapter at Morehouse, he has served as Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Student Government Association and is presently a SGA Councilman and President of the Morehouse College Glee Club. Brother GEORGE W. THOMPSON, Southwestern Vice President, is a high school administrator in Alexandria, Louisiana. Brother Thompson holds the B.S. degree from Grambling College and the M.S degree from Indiana
University, with further study at Howard University and Louisiana State University. Active in the Elks and the NAACP, along with other civic organizations, Brother Thompson is a former Director of Recreation for the City of Alexandria. A member of Epsilon Psi Lambda Chapter, Brother Thompson served his chapter as Secretary, Treasurer and President and is a past Louisiana State President for Alpha Phi Alpha. Brother LUCIUS ALEXANDER, Southwestern Assistant Vice President, is a Civil Engineering major at the University of Texas at Austin. He is married and is employed full-time as an Environment Intern for the City of Austin. As such, he serves as Chairman of the City Facilities Review Board Committee. At UTA, he is a member of Epsilon lota Chapter and is active with the Black Student Union, the IFC and Pi Sigma Pi minority student engineering society. He is also a member of the Austin Black Assembly. Brother ROGERNALD JACKSON, Western Vice President, has been in Research Development at the Western Regional Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in Albany, California for the past 22 years. He is a graduate of Sam Huston College in Austin, Texas. Prior to assuming his present position he was in the public school system in Groesneck, Texas. He is active in civic organizations in Oakland, California, where he resides, and served on the General Convention Committee for the 68th Anniversary Convention in San Francisco. Known to most brothers as "Billy ", Brother Jackson is a member of Gamma Phi Lambda Chapter in Oakland. Brother BENNIE J. HARRIS, Jr., Western Assistant Vice President, is a student at the University of Southern California, majoring in Public Administration. He is a member and past Secretary of Alpha Delta Chapter at
use. Brother Harris is Life Member No. 3 0 0 0 and is active with the Blackstonians Pre-Law Honor Society at USC. He is a resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
ALPHAS on THE MOV Brother LAWRENCE ABRAHAM of Eta Gamma Lambda, Lafayette, La., was recently named outstanding AAA coach in the state after his team compiled a 29-3 won-lost basketball season and captured the Louisiana Class AAA State Championship. Brother Abraham has been head coach for the past eight years. He has a 20448 won-lost career record. The St. Martinville Senior High School coach started his head coaching career at Adam Carlson High School in St. Martinville and had a very respectable 71 14 slate. Brother Abraham has spent the last five years at St. Martinville Senior High School where he has posted a remarkable 133-34 record. His c a g e r s have w o n an unp r e c e d e n t e d four straight district championships and have qualified to play in the state playoffs for six years. Two years ago, Brother Abraham was appointed Athletic Director at St. Martinville Senior High School where he heads a staff of six assistants. A 1966 graduate of Grambling State University, he has always built his program around pride, dedication, hard work and discipline. Considered one of the most highly respected high school coaches in the state, Brother Abraham also is the only black member serving on the Louisiana High School Coaches Executive Council (LHSCEC), which is the governing body over all Louisiana athletics, serving a two year term.
America, Inc., National Medical Association, and Allied Medical Society (Florida). Dr. A n d r e w s is a Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, and a member of the American College of Surgeons. The immediate past president of the Meharry Medical College National Alumni Association, Brother Andrews received his M.D. in 1955. He received his B.A. d e g r e e from Talladega College, graduating with high honors. He took a residency in surgery at Meharry and is in private practice, general surgery, in Tampa. He is affiliated with Gamma Zeta Lambda Chapter in that city.
He is married to the former Patsy Dugas of Parks and .has four children, two sons, Demeterius and Reginald, two daughters, Kimberly and Tara Lynn.
Brother Lawrence Abraham Brother Henry Brown
Brother W. W. ANDREWS, of Tampa, Florida, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Andrews belongs to the Dr. Matthew Walker Surgical Society, Hillsborough County Medical Association, Florida Medical A s s o c i a t i o n , Frontiers of 30
Brother HENRY H. BROWN has been promoted to the position of brewing division market development manager for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. The announcement was made by Orion P. Burkhardt, vice president â€”marketing for the brewing division of AnheuserBusch. Brown most recently was southwestern regional representative for Anheuser-Busch in Houston, Texas. He has held a number of marketing staff positions during his 16-year tenure in the industry, including 10 years with an A n h e u s e r - B u s c h wholesaler. Brown is a national board member of the Houston Area Urban League, the Houston Citizen Chamber of Commerce, and the South Central YMCA of Houston. He is a member of the Governor's Human Relations Committee, the Houston Business men and Professional Club, and is active on behalf of Riverside General Hospital. Brother Brown of Alpha Eta Lambda chapter in Houston, Texas is Life Member No. 1318. Governor Ella Grasso has appointed Brother OTHA N. BROWN, JR., of Norwalk, Connecticut as a trustee of the University of Connecticut. Brown, a school counselor, in Stamford, Connecticut, served for three terms in the State Legislature. During his six years in office, he was the first and only Black person to be elected to state office in Fairfield County. During his second term, he became the first of his race to become chairman of a standing committee in the history of the State House. For two terms he was the only Democrat from Norwalk and the only committee chairman of a standing committee in the House from lower Fairfield County during his final term. He served as chairman of the Human Rights and Opportunities Committee and was later selected to head the Corrections, Public Welfare and Humane Institutions The Sphinx / October 1975
Committee. He also served on the Education and Public Personnel committees for six years. As a former Clerk and chairman of sub-committees of these committees, he was successful in getting many bills passed into law dealing with education, including the current teacher retirement bill and legislation dealing with improved educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth. He served as a councilman of Norwalk for three terms and was elected as majority leader during his tenure. Brother Brown received his early education in Oklahoma and graduated from high school with highest honors. He received his B.S. degree in history and political science with cum laude honors from Central State University in Ohio; M.A. from the University of C o n n e c t i c u t ; and a Sixth Year Professional Diploma in Educational Administration from the University of Bridgeport. He has done advanced work at the Ohio University Law School and New York University as a doctoral student. He was selected as a Fellow in Counseling at Springfield College, Queens College in New York and Boston University. He has been i n d u c t e d into several honorary societies for scholarship, including Phi Alpha Theta for history and Kappa Delta Pi for education. He is a Life Member in Zeta Phi Lambda chapter, Stamford, Connecticut, and the director of chapters in Connecticut. After completing college, Brown was commissioned in the U.S. Army and served as a psychological warfare officer with over-seas duty in Europe with the 1st Loudspeaker and Leaflet Company. Before entering the Army, he had been an aide in the campaign of the late Senator, Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma. Brown has received many awards and honors from fraternal and civic
meeting, January 2, 1975. Byron, a Democrat, s u c c e e d s veteran Mayor R. David Sperling, who did not seek reelection. After taking the oath of office, Dr. Byron briefly addressed the public and pledged to "stick to every line I have written on that campaign data sheet." Brother Byron, who is Life Member No. 6 1 0 of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, said he also hopes to establish several commissions to better the environment of the community.
Brother Otha Brown groups. In 1967 he was selected as Norwalk's "Young Man of the Year", by the local Jaycees and later won the State Award of "Outstanding Young Man of Connecticut." His biography is listed in the major publications, including, Who's Who in America; Who's Who in American Politics; Outstanding Young Men of America; and the Dictionary of International Biography. He is a member of several counseling and educational organizations, the NAACP, and is serving for a third term as President of the Connecticut State Federation of Black Democratic Clubs. A frequent lecturer and speaker at several colleges and groups, Brown has written "School Counselors: A New Role and Image for the 7 0 ' s " ( C o n n e c t i c u t Teacher '72) and "Minority Groups and the Politics of the Power Structure", (Connecticut Government, 1970). Brown served the unexpired term of Mr. Merlin Bishop who resigned and now lives in Florida. His term ended in June. Brown began serving a term of five years from July 1.
Brother CLARENCE N. CHILDS, Bethune-Cookman College Director of Student Personnel, was commissioned a Lt. Commander in the US Naval Reserve during special ceremonies in Heyn Chapel. The former professional football standout will serve as a liaison recruiter with accent on minority students who can qualify as navy officers. The Lakeland born former Florida A & M University two time All American was a star defensive back and punt returner for the New York Giants and Chicago Bears from 1962-1968. He earned the Master's degree from Florida A & M . A former defensive backfield coach at Bethune-Cookman. he is a member of Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church.
Brother IVAN LOUIS COTMAN was conferred an earned doctorate in Curriculum Leadership by the Wayne State University Board of Trustees at the June, 1 9 7 5 C o m m e n c e m e n t Ceremonies. Dr. Cotman is a graduate of KenBrother HUBERT H. BYRON was tucky State University ('62) and the sworn in as the first Black Mayor of Atlanta University School of Social Wrightstown, New Jersey to highlight Work ('64). He has also studied new b o r o u g h c o u n c i l ' s reorganization town planning at the University of ManLt. Commander Clarence Childs shown during ceremonies. ComBrother Hubert Byron takes the oath of office of Wrightstown mander B. T. Hacker of the United States Naval Air Station, Borough, Wrightstown, New Jersey. Jacksonville, Florida administers the oath.
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Chester in Manchester, England. Dr. Cotman is employed as an Area Administrator with the Michigan Department of Education. His dissertation topic involved a study of the civil liberties of students in American public schools. He has also published articles of an educational and community organizational nature in numerous journals and periodicals. Active in civic affairs, Dr. Cotman has served as a former Vice-Chairman of the Detroit Board of Education and is a member of the Economic Club of Detroit. He also serves as a Director of the Alpha Phi Alpha National Education Foundation and is listed in the 197475 edition of Outstanding Young Men of America.
Brother JAMES L. CUMMINGS has been elected president of the St. Louis, Missouri Board of Education. Rev. Cummings, the pastor of the Lane Tabernacle CME Church, has been a member of the board since 1970. He served as secretary of the Board of Education until he was elected to the presidency. Brother Cummings was formerly a City Councilman in Indianapolis, Indiana and former president of the Indiana Ministerial A s s o c i a t i o n . He holds college degrees from Lane College, J a c k s o n , T e n n e s s e e and Butler University, Indianapolis. Among the many honors held by the new Board president are: Alpha Phi Alpha "Man of the Year, 1 9 6 0 ; " Indiana "Mason of the Year, 1 9 6 5 ; " and the Lane College "Certificate of Merit, 1967." In June, Rev. Cummings was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Lane College "In recognition of his outstanding service and contributions in religious, civic, educational and political affairs." Brother Cummings is a member of the Board of Directors of Eden Seminary, the Human Development Corporation, North Side YMCA, and the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council. He is a Life Member of Alpha and a member of Epsilon Lambda Chapter in St. Louis.
"A victory yet to be accomplished", were the words of Tennessee State University's newly elected Student Government Association president, Brother SHIRLEY A. CUNNINGHAM, as he described his election to the key student post. Elected to serve the Nashville 32
Dr. Ivan Cotman university as SGA president for the next school year, Cunningham felt that his clenching of the election was not yet a triumph. He stated that there will be a victory "when students are able to relate in a congenial way to all segments of the university community: faculty, staff and administration." Cadiz, Kentucky-born Cunningham, a junior rural development major, is a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Beta Omicron chapter) and co-editor of the school newspaper, the METER.
Brother LEWIS C. DOWDY, retiring president of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and Chancellor of North Carolina A & T State University, has received a number of important honors
Dr. Lewis Dowdy Brother Maurice Finney
during the past year. On May 17, Dowdy received his third honorary degree, this one from the University of Maine during that university's annual commencement exercises. He received the Doctor of Pedagogy degree and was cited for his contributions as a national leader of higher education. Dowdy was also cited on May 1, as one of the state's three outstanding 4H leaders. As chancellor of A & T, Dowdy led a fight to obtain several million dollars from the United States Department of Agriculture for the predominately black 1890 landgrant college. With these funds, A & T has established an urban 4-H program now serving more than 3,000 youngsters. Dowdy was also selected by the Dolly Madison Chapter of the American Business Women's Association as "Boss of the Year" for 1975. He was also appointed to the board of trustees of the Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. Dowdy is a member of the Kappa Lambda chapter.
Brother MAURICE D. FINNEY, lota Tau Lambda, was elected commander of V.F.W. Post 2 5 8 4 , Cullen, Va., for the ensuing year. He is the youngest commander to be elected to this Post of which he is also a charter member. The V.F.W. is one of the largest veteran's organizations in the United States and is designed to help veterans who have served overseas during any conflict and who have an honorable discharge obtain benefits. The last several U.S. Presidents are honorary members. As a veteran of the Vietnam conflict, Brother Finney would like to see more Vietnam veterans become active participants in the V.F.W. organization. Brother Finney is a teacher at Prince Edward County High School where he coaches J. V. Basketball and assists with varsity football. A community leader, Brother Finney is a former member of the Central Piedmont Action Council; active in the J a y c e e s , professional education associations, Assembly organization, 4th district V.F.W. Environmental Committee, N.A.A.C.P. and Voters League. He is also treasurer and teacher of Triumph Baptist Church Sunday School. Brother Finney epitomizes the type of man not uncommon to the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. The Sphinx / October 1975
Brother JAMES FISHER of the Savannah Housing Authority, has been promoted to the position of Housing Admission Officer. Brother Fisher has been with the Housing Authority for 23 years. He began his career as Assistant Manager-Aid at Fellwood Homes in 1952. Brother Fisher, a native Savannahian attended Savannah State College.with a major in Business Administration. He graduated in 1949. He attended Atlanta University, completing his advanced work. He is a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church, where he serves as Mission Treasurer. He is a member of the Beta Phi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. He is married to the former Ella Williams, who is now the Director of TRIO Program at Savannah State. They have one son, Stanley.
Brother H. B. FORMEY, former Savannah, Georgia principal, has been named Director of Secondary Education by the local Board of Education. Brother Formey, a native of Baxley, is a graduate of Baxley Training School, Clark College (receiving the B.S. degree in Social Science) and Atlanta University, where he earned the M.A. degree in Educational Administration. He is the former principal of the Hubert Elementary and Junior High School and has served as principal of several schools in Southeastern Georgia and Florida. Brother Formey is married to the former Miss Eloise Copeland and they are the parents of seven c h i l d r e n , Sylvester, Gregory, Donald, Iris, Jenny, Wilhemenia and C h r e s w e l l . His organizational affiliations include the Chatham Association of Educators, the National Education Association and Beta Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha in Savannah.
Brother Foster truly represents the motto of Alpha Phi Alpha.
Brother Harry L. Fusilier
Brother James Graham, Jr. Brother BOBBIE FOSTER, a volunteer with Cook County Juvenile Court, w h i c h e n c o m p a s s e s metropolitan Chicago and surrounding suburbs, was named volunteer of the year by the Chicago Chapter of the Voluntary Action Center. Bobbie, who has been active with the program since 1973, donated more than 2 5 0 hours of his time working with two young men who were on probation for some violation of the law. Of the two probationers with whom Bobbie has been involved, both are doing extremely well, and both secured employment through his efforts. Bobbie feels that hard work, taking care of one's responsibilities and obeying the law are foundations for good, moral character and a rewarding life. A member of Xi Lambda chapter,
Brother HARRY L. FUSILIER, Eta Gamma Lambda, Lafayette, Louisiana, recently received an Honorary Citation from the Mississippi Industrial College, Holly Springs, Mississippi, for outstanding service in many notable areas. Brother Fusilier was appointed by the Governor of Louisiana to an Educational Committee that has helped many needy students in the form of grants for education; has served several terms and was recently elected Alderman on the C r o w l e y , Louisiana City Council; served as past president of Eta Gamma Lambda; a member of the NAACP; an elementary principal for many years and has been an outstanding contributor to the wellbeing of Black people in his community. Eta Gamma Lambda joins the Mississippi Industrial College in honoring Brother Fusilier.
Brother JAMES C. GRAHAM, JR., was recently elevated from Deputy Director to Executive Director of the Metropolitan Human Relations Commission of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Brother Graham served as Deputy Director of the Commission from February 1972, until his present promotion, and was chosen from a list of 14 applicants. Brother Graham is active in a wide variety of community organizations. He serves on the Board of the InterAgency Drug Abuse Council and the Martin Luther King Center. He also is active with the Fort Wayne Drug Team and the National Association of Human Rights Workers. Brother Graham is a graduate of Hillsdale College, where he majored in Psychology.
Brother Bobbie Foster (center) receives award from James Thompson, former U.S. Attorney for Illinois (1) and Winston Moore, Executive Director of the Cook County Department of Corrections.
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Brother FELIX L. GOODWIN, Eta Psi Lambda, Tucson, Arizona, has been a man on the move in Arizona. Brother Goodwin, Assistant to the President at the University of Arizona, was recently honored by the Board of Supervisors, Pima County in Tucson, for his outstanding service as Chairman of the Pima County Personnel Commission. He was responsible for preparing the Merit Rules for all county employees. He was also instrumental in preparing an affirmative action plan for Pima County. Brother Goodwin is Director of the Tucson, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada area for the Western Region, Alpha Phi Alpha. He is Vice Chairman of the Arizona Bicentennial Commission; President of the Arizona Alumni Chapter, Beta Gamma Sigma, a business administration honorary. He is also active in Phi Delta Kappa, an education fraternity; Alpha Delta Delta, a public administration honorary; Kiwanis International; National Urban League; NAACP; the Arizona Boys Ranch; Tucson YMCA Board and Una Noche Plateada, an inter-racial intercultural organization in Tucson. Education is a second career for Brother Goodwin. He is a retired Regular Army Lieutenant Colonel having spent 30 years in the U. S. Army (1939-1969). He is the holder of a Bachelors degree in Military Science from the University of Maryland, a Masters Degree in Public Administration and an Education Specialist Degree from the University of Arizona. He is presently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Arizona in Education Administration. Brother Goodwin and his wife, Esther, are the parents of three daughters and are residents of Tucson, Arizona. "Involved'' is the word for Brother HUBERT L. GRIMES, President of the Student Government Association (SGA) at Kentucky State University. Brother Grimes, a native of Bartow, Florida, says that one of his administration's accomplishments is that their recommendation on preregistration was implemented this year. They proposed that student's registration needs be revealed before registration through a balloting process. Grimes says he is interested in doing "anything that will put Kentucky State University on the map." His other activities at Kentucky State 34
Brother JOHNNY RAY HILL, formerly Assistant to the President and Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Louisville, has been appointed Director of the Office For Advancement of Public Negro Colleges (OAPNC), to succeed Dr. Herman B. Smith, Jr., who resigned to become Chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Pluff. Dr. Hill assumed his new duties April 1.
Brother Felix L. Goodwin University include serving as a student representative on the President's Search Committee. He is a member of Beta Mu chapter, the Gospel Ensemble and the University Executive Council. He was selected to be in the 1974-75 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities." Brother Grimes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grimes of Bartow, Florida. He is a 1971 graduate of Bartow High School, where he was vice-president of the senior class, president of the Community Teen Club and a member of the Bi-Racial Council. Brother WALTER HARRIS, Chairman of the Department of Music and Art at Knoxville College, has been selected as an Outstanding Educator of the Year. He received a BS degree from Knoxville College with a major in piano and choral music. He has a Master's degree in Music from Michigan State University and has done additional study at Columbia University, New York and Westminster Choir College. He has also studied choral conducting with such international personalities as Charles Hirt, Joseph Flummerfelt and Robert Shaw. Harris has been guest conductor of several choirs in the Southeast and has served as clinician consultant and adjudicator for many choral activities. Brother Harris is a member of Alpha Mu Lambda chapter in Knoxville, Tennessee. Brother Hubert L. Grimes
Dr. Hill holds the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Education Administration from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Education from Western Kentucky University and Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kentucky State University. In addition Dr. Hill has had Post Doctoral experience at the University of Wisconsin's Institute for Administrators of Higher Education. He has also served as Dean of Student Affairs, Assistant Professor of Education, Director of the University Counseling Center, and Dean of Men at Kentucky State University; Teaching Fellow at Miami University, (Ohio); Instructor at Allyce Lloyd College, (Ky.); Graduate Assistant at Western Kentucky University, and Teacher of History at Valley High School in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Hill is the author of a book entitled A Study of the Public Assisted Black College Presidency, published by the Carlton Press of New York City in 1974. He has also written articles for the Journal of Negro Education; The Journal of College Student Personnel; American Personnel Guidance Association Journal; School Counselors Journal; Negro Education Review; and The Journal of Educational Engineering. OAPNC is an operating arm of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges in c o o p e r a t i o n with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, it is charged with the basic responsibility for assisting the nation's 34 historically black public colleges and universities, located in nineteen states, in increasing their visibility and s t r e n g t h e n i n g their r e s e a r c h and development capabilities.
Brother HENRY T. HUTCHINS, Jr. is Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for the Monterey (California) Unified School District. He is the highest ranking black in the prestigious The Sphinx / October 1975
system. A native of Albany, Georgia, Brother Hutchins r e c e i v e d his collegiate education at Albany State College in 1956 where he was installed in Alpha Kappa Mu National Honorary Society. He received his MA from New York University in 1957. He continued his education at San Jose State, Michigan State, UCLA and the University of Oklahoma where he received his Ed.D. in 1 9 6 1 . Honors bestowed on the well-known educator include being named outstanding Personality of the South, NAACP Freedom Award and in 1958 was named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America. Brother Hutchins served as vicepresident of Kappa Alpha Lambda.
Brother SIDNEY A. JONES, III, immediate past president of Xi Lambda chapter in Chicago, Illinois, has joined the staff of Illinois State Senate president Cecil A. Partee. Brother Jones is a 1973 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, was on the Dean's List and belonged to the Black Law Students Association. He received his bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Illinois in 1966. Jones, too, was a former clerk with the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel in the years 1971 and 1972 and he also served as a law clerk with the Chicago law firm of McCoy, Ming, & Black from 1972 - 73. He is presently an attorney with McCoy, Ming & Black, in the General Civil and Criminal Practice. Brother Jones will primarily be working out of Partee's Chicago Senate Office, at 160 N. LaSalle St. Brother JACK JORDAN, Professor and Chairman of the Southern University, at New Orleans Art Department, successfully completed his doctoral studies with scholastic honors at Indiana University. The degree was conferred at the Spring convocation by the University's President Dr. John W. Ryan. In addition to graduating with honors, Dr. Jordan was awarded a grant from Indiana University which assisted in the development, copyright, micro-filming and also the ultimate publication of the dissertation. The title of his dissertation is "The Past, Present and Future of the National Conference of Artists." This is The Sphinx / October 1975
Brother Henry T. Hutchins, Jr. a 367 page historical research study which embraces fourteen years (1959 - 1973). The historical document traces not only the development of organized Black artists of the past and present, but it also renders projections of organized Black artists's future as viewed through subjective analysis. A taxonomy and an inventory of propositions were used as instruments of evaluation and recommendations respectively. In addition to a recent commissioned sculptured Baptismal at the Trinity Lutheran Church in New Orleans, Jordan and a fellow colleague are commissioned to paint a 2 2 ' x 25' mural which depicts "The Contribution of Blacks to Louisiana History." The historically significant mural will be unveiled to the public on its completion at the new SUNO Education Building. Also, in addition to Jordan's national achievements, his art has been displayed in Africa, Germany, and Russia. Dr. Jack Jordan is married to the former Gladys McDaniel of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. They are the parents of a daughter, LaKara, a senior at Kennedy High School, a son, Gregory, a junior at Harvard University and a son, Eddie, a first-year law student at Rutgers Law School after graduation last year from Wesleyan University in Connecticut with honors. Brother Jordan is Life Member No. 5 5 0 in Sigma Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha.
The Honorable Brother WILLIAM MASON, Ph.D., was sworn into office as the new Mayor of East Saint Louis, IL on May 5, 1975, for a four year term. Brother Mason has earned the B.S. degree from Tennessee State University, M.S. degree from Southern Illinois University and the Ph.D. degree from St. Louis University. Brother William Mason resigned from his position as Superintendent of Schools in East Saint Louis on being sworn into office as Mayor. Mason took office one day early from former Mayor James E. Williams, Sr., who vacated his office Monday. Mason's inauguration had been scheduled for Tuesday, but, when Williams left his office, the inauguration was hastily rescheduled. A racially mixed crowd of about 100 witnessed the inauguration. Williams was the first black mayor of the city, which now is about 70 per cent black. Mason is also black. "Whatever happens in East St. Louis, will spread," he said, urging neighboring communities to help his financially depressed city. "Crime here will spread to other areas. Unemployment here will spread to other areas. All parts of the area are interdependent and have to work together." He said more jobs will come to the city only when crime has been curbed.
Brother Jack Jordan Brother William Mason Brother TELLY H. MILLER, Chairman, Department of Religion and Philosophy at Wiley College, has been selected by the International Biographical Center of Cambridge, England to be placed among "Men of Achievement." His biography and photograph will be placed in the Third Edition of "Men of Achievement." Upon publication of the third edition of 35
this important work, copies will be dispatched to leading libraries, including the British Museum, London, England; The National Library of Scotland; The National Library of Wales; The National Library of Ireland; The Library of Congress, Washington, D C ; The Bodleian Library, Oxford, England; and the Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, England. Dr. Miller, a native of Henderson, Texas, is a graduate of Wiley College and has additional degrees from the Interdenominational Theological Center (Morehouse School of Religion) in Atlanta, Georgia and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has also done further study at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. Other recent a c h i e v e m e n t s of Brother Dr. Miller are: Appointed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to the roster of educators which serve on visiting committees for the Commission on Colleges and Schools; First Vice President of the Marshall/Harrison County Association for Mental Health; Accepted member of the Summer I EM Class at Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts; Recipient of the Exon Education Foundation Scholarship from Harvard University; and Named to Who's Who in Religion. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Gamma Upsilon Lambda Chapter) and the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Inc. (Kappa Pi Chapter).
1953. Guthrie began its unique plan of integration in 1969 with elementary grades being placed in separate schools and Swain became principal at Central. Mr. Swain is a graduate of Langston University where he was a charter member of the local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and received a Masters degree in Administration from the University of Oklahoma. Further study was done at Oklahoma University and Oklahoma State University. For eight years he served as member of the Guthrie Selective Service Board. He is a trustee of the First National Baptist Church of Guthrie and holds membership in the National Education A s s o c i a t i o n , Oklahoma Education Association, National Elementary Principals Association, Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity, and Sigma Pi Phi Boule. Mr. Swain has one daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline Williams, who is a teacher in the public schools in Albuquerque, N.M. Jacqueline's husband is a major in the U.S. Air Force and they have 5 children. Swain's wife, Ruth is Assistant Professor of Social S c i e n c e at Langston University. Mr. Swain will miss the principal's role, but he looks f o r w a r d to retirement. He has several hobbies and he and Mrs. Swain plan to travel.
Brother J.R. SWAIN, principal of Central Elementary School, retired at the close of this school year after serving 22 years as principal in the Guthrie public school system. He spent 18 years in Fort Coffee, Oklahoma, and became principal of Page Elementary School in Guthrie in
Brother EDWARD E.TAYLOR has assumed the leadership of the 23,500 member South Carolina Education Association (SCEA). The Greeneville, Tennessee native will serve a one-year term as President. A graduate of Allen University and the University of Michigan, Taylor has been active in the field of education for thirty years, A former principal and high school mathematics teacher, he has served as president of the Richland County Education Association and as a member of the SCEA Board of Directors since 1967. Long active in civic affairs, Taylor currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Columbia Opportunities Industrialization Center, the Richland T e a c h e r s Council Federal Credit Union, Bethel-Bishop-Chappelle Memorial Apartments, Inc. and the Columbia Pan-Hellenic Council. He received the 1975 Alpha Award of Merit for Service from the Southern Region of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and 1975 Educator of the Year Award from the University of South Carolina chapter of Sigma Gamma Phi Sorority.
Brother MELVIN W. THOMPSON was appointed executive director of the Committee on Minorities in Engineering of the National Research Council's Assembly of Engineering. The Committee's program involves a nationwide effort to bring about a tenfold increase in ten years in the number of minority engineering graduates in the United States. For the last five years Thompson, a graduate of Syracuse University, served as director of the Engineering Opportunity Program at the Newark College of Engineering in Newark, New Jersey. Brother Thompson was past president of Delta Mu Lambda Chapter in Montclair, New Jersey.
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Brother CLEMENT C. WATKINS, former principal of David 0 . Duncan School in Gary, Indiana, was honored at a retirement dinner held June 19th. Brother Watkins had served as principal of the school since it opened in 1964. A native of Decatur, Illinois, Brother Watkins moved to Chicago during his high school years. He later earned the Bachelor of Education degree from Illinois State Normal University and the Master of Arts degree and did postgraduate work at the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to Gary, he was a recreational assistant at St. Charles State School for Boys in St. Charles, Illinois. Brother Watkins joined the Roosevelt High School faculty in Gary in 1 9 4 1 . After a military leave in 1942, he returned to Roosevelt. In 1947, he was assigned to Froebel High School until he became principal of Bethune School in 1958. Watkins is a Life Member and affiliated with Gamma Rho Lambda Chapter in Gary. He is also actively involved in the Urban League, Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity (local president, 1973), Club Thirteen, NAACP (life member), NEA and Gary Teachers Union No. 4. In addition, he is a first building committee chairman, vestryman and warden in St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. He has been a Boy Scout committeeman for 16 years and on the Credit Union Board of Directors for 12 years.
Brother Charles W. Wilson Brother CHARLES W. WILSON, urban affairs assistant in the public affairs department of Eastman Kodak Company, has been involved in a variety of activities since joining Kodak, including programs in the fields of education and minority business subcontracting. Wilson, Chili, N.Y., joined Kodak in 1971 as an equal employment opportunity specialist and received his appointment as urban affairs assistant
in 1973. He has responsibility for affirmative action in employment and training, minority enterprise programs. education and minority relations, and research of the urban affairs field. Since joining Kodak, Wilson has been instrumental in the planning and implementation of minority business subcontracting programs for Kodak's U.S. operations. Much of his time is also devoted to developing educational programs w h i c h encourage college and high school minorities to pursue careers in technical fields. Formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., Wilson is a friend of a number of past and present industry leaders in the black press including such notables as Robert L. Vann, founder and publisher of the Pittsburgh Courier; Hazel Garland, editor, Pittsburgh Courier; Chester Washington, publisher, Central News-Wave Publications, Los Angeles; and William Rowe, publisher, National Newspaper Publishers Association. Wilson was graduated with a BS degree in military science from the University of Maryland and received an MS d e g r e e in E d u c a t i o n / S o c i a l Studies from Shippensburg State College. He is a life member of the NAACP and is. active in the United Negro College Fund, Junior Achievement, the Urban League and the National Business League.
1975 - 76 Price List (Inventory) SUNBURST MEDALLION (No Chain)
Alpha Phi Alpha Rings are now available only through the General Office. Base price is $79.00 plus gold surcharge, taxes and additional charges. Please contact the General Office for full information. During this fraternal year, the General Office will introduce new items for your wearing pleasure. Watch the ALPHA NEWSLETTER and the SPHINX for announcements. Also, brothers are encouraged to submit ideas on new types of Alpha paraphernalia. Please limit suggestions to jewelery, wooden items, decals, and wall items - wearing apparel will not be sold through the office. The Sphinx / October 1975
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ALPHA PHI ALPHA - FOR LIFE 633 At Miami Fellowship Breakfast - Life Membership Takes a QUANTUM LEAP To 4000
Buckner Steps Down "QUO VADIS?"
Greetings: The surge of 1,100 new participants, who joined the Alpha Life Membership Program in the month of June, caused a QUANTUM LEAP to a total of 4,000 members. This was evident at the Miami Beach Convention since almost everyone sported some Life Membership insignia. The Miami area Life Members, led by "Mr. Life Membership", Fred Johnson, distributed Life Member sashes and "Tiny" Blanton introduced a new paperweight and wall plaque for the fellowship. The largest attendance - ever -joined the 10th Annual Life Members Fellowship Breakfast at the Fontainebleau. 633 Alpha Life Members enjoyed the buffet breakfast fare and the singing of Brother James Edwards of Charleston, SC and the tall tales by Joe Gunnell. But, most of all the fellowship that strengthens the brotherhood. Life Membership Awards for outstanding service were given as follows: Oliver Wilson Winters Special Awards Ten Years Leadership - Epsilon Lambda (St. Louis) 1975 Leadership - Delta Alpha Lambda (Cleveland) John D. Buckner Award: Most Outstanding Region Southern Region: Andrew J. Lewis, II - Chairman; Dr. Henry M. Collier, Jr. - Vice Chairman; Bennie J. Harris - Vice President Frederick L. Johnson Award: Outstanding Chapters Eta Lambda - Atlanta Beta Lambda - Kansas City Zeta Omicron Lambda - Philadelphia Gamma Lambda - Detroit Beta Gamma Lambda - Richmond Gamma Phi Lambda - Asheville Elmer C. Collins Award: Outstanding Individuals Robert A. Willis - Atlanta Charles L Keels - Philadelphia Clarence W. Robinson - Kansas City Cleveland with 215, St. Louis, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta all had passed the 100 Life Member mark with Richmond, New York City and Kansas City close behind. The statistics of the last year were presented by Executive Secretary, Walker and Chairman Buckner to the date August 4, as follows: Chapters
Participating REGION EASTERN 66 MIDWESTERN 63 SOUTHERN 74 SOUTHWESTERN 43 WESTERN 26
48 22 17 11 1 99
677 877 500 349 197
725 899 517 360 198
358 339 248 130 82
2,699 Omega 84
TOTAL 1,083 1,238
765 490 280 Omega
The General President, Walter Washington, presented a special award to Bro. John D. Buckner for his leadership and promotion of the Alpha Life Membership Program for more than 10 years. Bro Buckner announced his intention to step down from the leadership post at the close of the convention in a closing statement asking the question, "QUO VADIS?" In what way can the Alpha Life Membership Program be most effective and make a significant difference in our lives and our communities? The group gave voice approval to several recommendations to be submitted to the general Convention for authorized expenditures from the Life Membership Reserve Fund, which at this time has reached a new plateau of more than a half million dollars. Thank you
JOHN D. BUCKNER National Chairman
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EAST bowie state The brothers of Eta Zeta Chapter, Bowie State College, are proud to report that they took the 1st Place trophy for basketball at the Eastern Region's Alpha Round-Up. Bowie State defeated lota Zeta Chapter (University of Maryland) 61-21 and, in the championship game, downed Beta (Howard University) by a score of 46-19. This was the chapter's first basketball honor since its founding. The brothers who participated in the Round-Up and in the tourney were: Barnabus Sewell, President; Kenneth White, Past President; Richard Sims, Vice President; Robert Light Green, Secretary; Harry Thompson, Treasurer & Historian; Terry McCarter, Dean of Pledgees; Gilbert Hughes, Assistant Dean of Pledgees; Gary Ford, Probate Dean; Samuel Trotman, Assistant Probate Dean; Fred Jackson, Chaplain. Brothers Kenneth White and Harry Thompson graduated in the spring and we are proud to note that they finished with Honors ( 3 . 1 2 grade point average). Right On. A Phi A is DY-NO-MITE!
new jersey Alpha Theta Lambda Chapter in Atlantic City, New Jersey lives up to the last General Convention's encouragement of participating in more community affairs. Recently, doctors in our chapter were engaged in a television panel show discussing the problems of Black needs in the medical field. The subject of high blood pressure (hypertension) was thorougly evaluated in layman's language and the viewing audience was allowed to call in by telephone and ask questions to members of the panel. This important program was under the direction of our chapter president, Dr. Frank Doggett along with Dr. H. D. Marshall and Brother Wilbur Dooley. Among the individual members of The Sphinx / October 1975
the chapter who are active in community affairs are Dr. Charles Wilson, a County Freeholder, and Brother Augustus Harmon, a member of the City Council in Pleasantville, New Jersey. Since our last news report, we have been saddened by the passing into Omega Chapter of two Brothers Brother Robert McFadden, who served as the chapter treasurer, and Brother Fred B. Murray, a Life Member who served in many positions in Alpha Theta Lambda over the past 25 years. Alpha Theta Lambda has established a sizeable scholarship fund as a tangible effort in supporting high school graduates of area schools further their education. This project is under the direction of Brother Austin Martin, Assistant Principal of Atlantic City High School. The officers of Alpha Theta Lambda are: President, Dr. Frank Doggett; Vice President, Marven Hill; Secretary, Lawrence Stroud; Chaplain, William Pendelton; Treasurer, Arvin Hamm.
Virginia Epsilon Nu Lambda Chapter of Portsmouth, Virginia, chartered in 1951, was one of four private organizations in the state of Virginia to receive federal funds from the Office of Education, Department of Health, education, and Welfare, under the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) to
continue a tutorial program in the city of Chesapeake. The program is funded through a grant for $97,580.00. It is operated in conjunction with the Chesapeake School System and it offers approximately 300 students in grades one through twelve with learning difficulties in reading and mathematics the opportunity to receive scholastic assistance. The range of the program includes five tutorial centers to be located in the Chesapeake Schools. The staff includes two full time employees, a director and a secretarybookkeeper; five professional tutors; five college student tutors; ten high school tutors; five program coordinators, and two outreach workers. In addition to and a part of tutorials, the program provides cultural and educational enrichment to the fine arts. Individual instruction is the prime design of the program, and grouping is utilized whenever students are functioning at a similar level. In an effort to keep students from becoming bored and frustrated, the tutorials environment s t e e r s away ' from standard classroom settings, thus allowing freedom and informality. Feeling that there was a need for this caliber of program in the Portsmouth-Chesapeake vicinity, Brother Charles S. Jenkins wrote, organized, and submitted the original application
L to R, (seated) Austin Martin, William Pendleton, Dr. Frank Doggett, Lawrence Stroud, Arvin Hamm, George Dickerson, (standing) Richard Fowler, Josh Williamson, O.C. Edwards, Wilbur Dooley, Dr. Donald Marshall, Joseph Brown, Robert Allison. Not present • Augustus C. Harmon, Johnson Harmon, Edwin Manin, Chester Sutton and Marven Hill.
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;J^Jk A for federal funding to HEW (Health, Education & Welfare) and as a result, the chapter received a $72,581.00 grant for the 1974-1975 school year. Since the program was such a success the first year, the members of Epsilon Nu Lambda decided that the program should be continued. Brother AT. Edwards then submitted an application and tutorial program was funded for the current academic year. Although the program is sponsored by Epsilon Nu Lambda, the success of the program is a result of the cooperation and support of the citizens of Chesapeake, Virginia. Officers of Epsilon Nu Lambda Chapter are as follows: Charles Taylor, President; E. Alphonso Harrell, VicePresident; Sampson Smith, Recording Secretary; Joseph Mclntyre, Corresponding Secretary; John Baily, Financial Secretary; Alden Johnson, Treasurer; Earl Mabry, Editor-to-theSphinx; Morris Langston, Parliamentarian; David Driver, Chaplain, John Jackson, Dean of Pledgees;A.T. Edwards, Educational Coordinator, and Hugo Owens, Historian. The brothers of Epsilon Nu Lambda feel that the tutorial program is only one of many projects that can be undertaken to help people overcome isolation as a result of desegregation.
Virginia lota Tau Lambda Chapter recently held its Black and Gold Ball at the Farmville, Virginia Sports Arena. The fraternity members and their guests were entertained by the sweet music of the Joy Band of Richmond, Virginia. Approximately 9 0 0 persons were in attendance and they enjoyed sumptuous food and drink during a beautiful evening. Brother Clarence Penn was General Chairman for this event. Officers of lota Tau Lambda for the past year were: President, Claude 40
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of Prince Edward County, but was not elected; 2. Brother Kyler Reid transferred from the Binghampton, N.Y. Epsilon Nu Lambda Chapter, Cooperative Extension Area to the Portsmouth, VA. Brothers same office in Farmville, Virginia; 3. George Andrews, Garrett Brother Charles White ran for SuperMartin, E. Alphonso Harrell, visor of Buckingham County, but was Morris Langston, (2nd Row) David Driver, Sampson Smith, not elected; 4. Brother Clarence Patterson was recently appointed the Winston Pearson, Charles Taylor, Theodore Owens. (3rd Director of the Cooperative Extension Row) Earl Mabry, A.T. Edwards, Service in King and Queen County. John Jackson, Lmdell Wallace. Alden Johnson, Thomas Brown, Robert Baker, and John Bailey.
Miller, Jr.; Vice President, Richard Booker; Corresponding Secretary, John Brown; Financial Secretary, Lauden Marshall; Treasurer, James Moore; Dean of Pledges, Clarence Penn; Editor to the Sphinx, Frank Harris; Director of Education, Robert Early; Sergeant-At-Arms, Mitchell Patterson; Chaplain, Eugene Wells. The 23 Brothers of lota Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., of Charlotte Court House, Virginia present the following highlights for the current year; from September 1974 to August 1975: I. State Activities: 1 . Alpha Phi Alpha Alumni Chapter of the year for the State of Virginia; 2. Man of the Year was chosen from this Chapter by the State Convention, 1974; 3. Brother Charles White a member of this Chapter served as the State SEPIA Committee Chairman 1974-75; 4. Brother G. Frank Harris served as the Chairman of the State Scholarship Committee; 5. Brother Claude Miller was elected Editor to the Sphinx for the State Organization for the year and served as a member of the Budget and Finance Committee this year. II. Chapter Activities: 1 . Awarded certificates of Merit to local outstanding citizens; 2. Donated Christmas Baskets to aged of the area; 3. Awarded two scholarships to outstanding high school seniors of the area in the honor of Joseph B. Pervall, a deceased member of our chapter; 4. Two Brothers were added to Chapter this year, 1974-75. Brothers Joseph Toney and Maurice Finney; 5. Two Sphinxmen were added to the Sphinx Club; 6. The Annual Black and Gold Ball was recently held and attended by more than 9 0 0 members and guests; 7. The annual Joseph B. Pervall Scholarship Ball was held in March; 8. We added three life members. III. Civic and Community Activities: 1 . Brother James C. Moore ran for Supervisor of the Leigh District
During the past year, the brothers of Beta Gamma Lambda chapter were involved in many rewarding experiences and received a number of honors. With regard to community involvement, the brothers donated blood to the Richmond Metropolitan Blood Service, sponsored a Christmas shopping spree for less fortunate children and a party for senior citizens. On the latter two projects, the brothers were ably assisted by the Alpha-Bettes of Beta Gamma Lambda. On the state level, several members of the chapter were elected to positions at the convention of the Virginia Association of Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (VACAPAF). These brothers are as follows: G.E. J o h n s o n , President, C.B. Jeter, Financial Secretary, S.D. Barham, Treasurer, W.E. King, Corresponding Secretary and C.A. Pennington, Ass't. State DirectorCentral. Brother Pennington was also cited as "Patriarch of the Year" for his outstanding service. More recently, the chapter was one of several cited for its efforts in securing life members. At the 69th General Convention at Miami, Florida, Brother F.W. Black, Jr. accepted a plaque in behalf of the chapter in recognition of achieving a total of 55 Life Members and 35 subscribers. As the chapter moves into a new year, its officers will be: W.E. King President C.B. Jeter Vice-President C.A. Pennington Secretary F.W. Black (Jr.) Treasurer J.E. Cole Financial Sec'y. G.E. Ellis Chaplain D.A. Walker Sergeant-at-Arms M.H. Garrett, fd/fo/--fo-f/?e-SPHINX Finally, the chapter will be host to the Eastern Regional Convention in Richmond, Virginia on April 22-25, 1976. Convention co-chairmen are: Brothers C.A. Pennington and F.W. Black, Jr. The Sphinx / October 1975
MIDWEST kentucky state Alpha Phi Alpha's 5 5 t h Undergraduate Chapter, Beta Mu, has enjoyed a long and proud association with our great Fraternity. Chartered at the then Kentucky State College in Frankfort, Kentucky on April 28, 1933, the chapter has been graced by its relationships with such Fraternity notables as the late Brother Frank Stanley, Sr., a former National President and co-founder of Beta Mu, the late Brother Whitney M. Young, Jr., a graduate of Kentucky State University, Brother Gus T. Ridgel, a former Midwestern Region Vice-President, and a host of other outstanding Alpha Men. True subscribers to the Fraternity motto, the brothers of Beta Mu have continually scaled the heights of excellence in most areas of college life. For the past several years, the men of Beta Mu have kept the Alpha standard at the very top of the academic ratings of the fraternities on campus and has placed more men in the campus unit of the Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society in the last three years than has any other KSU fraternity. Politically speaking, Alpha Men have consistently been in the forefront of student participation in the governance of Kentucky State University. Of the preceeding ten Student Government Presidents, eight have been members of Beta Mu. Of five student members on the University's Board of Regents, three have come from the ranks of Beta Mu. The chapter has further provided the campus with student participation on search committees for the academic vice-president and just this year, for the university's highest office, the presidency. Again, in keeping with the motto, the men of Beta Mu have taken the Laurels for the Fraternity. Two years ago a Brother became the first student to hold offices of student regent and student council president simultaneously. This year, the first and only KSU students to receive officers commissions through the ROTC program were graduated. Both of these men were initiated into the Fraternity by Beta Mu. Now for the best, Brother Hubert Grimes was awarded the plaque for the " M o s t Outstanding College Brother" at the Midwestern Regional Convention this past April. Brother Grimes has served the chapter as The Sphinx / October 1975
fc Alpha's oldest alumni chapter (1911) announces its officers for 1975-76. Alpha Lambda (Louisville, KY) officers are: Brothers Lyman T. Johnson, Treasurer; Robert Downs, Financial Secretary; William Braxton, Secretary; Robert Kilgore, Vice President; and Melvin Robards, President. President and Dean of Pledges as well as in other capacities. During the coming year, as in past ones, Beta Mu plans many civic minded undertakings. Included among our efforts will be a little-league for neighborhood youth, a bowling clinic for the kids, tutoring sessions for KSU students and neighborhood students and a state wide essay contest for high school seniors on the topic of "understanding". At this writing, we are still seeking the means to fund a scholarship to be awarded the winner of this competition and would greatly appreciate any ideas or help other brothers might be able to give. Just write to the address in the chapter index at the back of this issue of the SPHINX magazine. After losing five brothers to the "sheepskin", the chapter's membership now numbers twelve. Officers for 1975-76 are as follows: Greg King President Joseph Crockett . . . Vice-President Dwayne Sutton Secretary Garland Stone Treasurer Donald Cobbs . . . Dean-of-Pledges R e m a i n i n g ' brothers are: Terry Alexander, Thomas Baker, James Barber, Eric Candler, James Frazier, Jr.,
Brother Mark Ball, lota Chi Lambda, announces the election results at the Midwestern Regional Convention.
Hubert Grimes and Larry Yarbrough. Chapter advisors are Brothers Warren Swindell and Harold Toliver.
michigan The brothers of lota Chi Lambda were represented at the Midwestern Regional Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri in April. Nine brothers from this chapter brought with them the spirit of Alpha Phi Alpha from the great state of Michigan. The men of lota Chi Lambda were represented on seven of the nine committees formed; this not only enabled these brothers to play an active role at the convention, but also enabled each of them to bring back to the chapter an accurate accounting of events and inner workings of this great fraternity. Brother Stevenson was asked by Brother James R. Williams to be one of the three Sergeant-at-Arms for this convention. I am sure he will remember this for many years to come, as this was his first regional convention. Brother Mark Ball was honored with the position of announcing the results of the elections at the formal banquet. lota Chi Lambda won the first Midwestern Regional Graduate Chapter Display Award for an outstanding Scrap Book & Chapter Paddle. Our present president, Brother James Gaddis, ran close in his bid for Brother of the Year Award as did our chapter for Chapter of the Year Award. The Brothers of lota Chi Lambda made their presence very visible at this convention. In their involvement, and through their display of true brotherhood, lota Chi Lambda made huge strides in becoming a well respected and recognized chapter in the Midwest. Congratulations to Brother Thomas 41
Delta Epsilon Lambda President A. E. Adams congratulates LM Elijah Lang ford for 40 years of Alpha service. this status. His activities range from classroom instructor to counselor. An assistant p r o f e s s o r of Electrical Engineering, he w o r k s with the National Research Council and is active in programs for minority engineers. Also, he was recently honored by the Society of Black Engineers as a man "determined to help his people." The second honoree was Dean John Day of Purdue's Krannert School of Industrial Administration. Prior to assuming the position, he served as assistant professor of Business Administration for six years. A large percentage of Purdue's Black students are enrolled in the Krannert School, and Dean Day's progressive leadership has helped to create a climate that recognizes their special needs and contributes to their success.
Alpha brothers (standing) watch as former East St. Louis mayor James Williams declares "Booker T. Blackwell Day" in honor of his 50 years in Alpha. Brother Blackwell and his wife are seated with the mayor. D. Pawley, III on his election as the Midwestern Regional Vice President. Many thanks to each of those who ran for an elective office. Good luck to Brother James R. Williams, who will be making a bid for General President, lota Chi Lambda supports you!
purdue u. The brothers of Gamma Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held their Fourth Annual Education Week observance during the week of February 24 - March 1st. Unlike the activities of many Black organizations on predominately white campuses, Gamma Rho's Education Week is an event recognized and supported by the entire Purdue University community - including the faculty, administration and the white fraternities and sororities. When Gamma Rho was re-activated four years ago, the brothers decided that they should contribute more to campus life than parties - thus, this week was set aside to highlight the importance of education for Blacks and to recognize those individuals who made worthwhile contributions to the Black student body at Purdue. The week features a gospel show, an informal fund-raising dance, a Scholarship and Recognition Banquet and, of course, The Black and Gold Ball. The Gospel Show brings an important facet of Black culture to the university community and is always a popular event. The Scholarship and Recognition Banquet is the first event of its kind ever sponsored by a Black organization by Purdue. This year the chapter honored two outstanding educators at Purdue - Dr. Art Bond, a Ph. D. in Purdue School of Electrical Engineering, is the first black to attain 42
The "grand finale" of the weeks activities was The Black and Gold Ball held on Saturday night. As with other events, this affair was attended by visiting brothers from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and even New York. Highlights of the affair were a fine performance by the brothers of Gamma Rho and the crowning of a new "Sweetheart of Gamma Rho." The Sweetheart for 1974-75 was Miss O'Merreal Butchee, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and senior from Gary, Indiana. Following the presentation of Miss Butchee, the 1975-76 Sweetheart was named - Miss Kathy Rice, freshman from Indianapolis. Miss Rice was serenaded by the brothers of Gamma Rho and the packed house ended the evening "electric twisting" to the sounds of the Cool People. As usual, the entire week was a huge success and the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha continue to involve the entire community in supporting Black educational endeavors. Gamma Rho strives for the highest - in the Alpha Phi Alpha tradition.
Delta Epsilon Lambda chapter, the graduate chapter in East Saint Louis, Illinois, is continually making its contribution toward providing responsive and intelligent leadership for the betterment of its citizenry. One of the chapter's most active and oldest members in point of service to the fraternity, was recently honored by former East Saint Louis Mayor, James E. Williams, Sr., by declaring May 2, 1975, as "Booker T. Blackwell, Sr. Day" in recognition of Brother Blackwell's fifty (50) years of active service to this fraternity and his community. Being a Life Member in Alpha Phi Alpha, he is also a member of the International Platform Association, listed in Personalities of the West and Midwest, a recipient of Alpha's Midwest Hall of Fame Award and Distinguished Brother Award. The Honorable Brother William Mason, Ph.D., was sworn into office as Mayor of East Saint Louis and Brother Leroy J. Ducksworth, principal of the Eastside High School in E. St. Louis, was elevated to the position of Superintendent of Schools. At the c h a p t e r ' s Awards Day Ceremony, President Auther E. Adams awarded plaques to Life Members Elijah Langford and Frank T. Lyerson for forty (40) years of distinguished service to Alpha Phi Alpha. Brother Langford is a retired school administrator and Brother Lyerson is an administrator with the Junior College in the city. The graduate brothers of Delta Epsilon Lambda are proud of the individual achievements of our members and their contribution to our community. We will continue to strive to put our best foot forward for our families, our community, our fraternity and our young people; but above all, our motto always remains "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All."
missoun Members of Beta Zeta Lambda Chapter hold positions of authority at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Among the Alpha men who provide leadership to the school and the community are Brother James Frank, a Life Member, the President of Lincoln and Brother Thomas Pawley, III. Brother Pawley, Midwestern Vice President of The Sphinx / October 1975
the Fraternity and a former Director of Educational Activities, is chairman of Lincoln's Division of Humanities and Fine Arts. Other prominent brothers include Brother S. Morris Talley, chairman of the Division of Applied Sciences; Brother James Seeney, chairman of the Division of Education; and Brother James D. Parks, former longtime art editor of the Sphinx, head of the Art Department.
u. of akron Alpha Tau Chapter (University of Akron) celebrated its 50th Anniversary on May 9th. The Akron chapter, founded in 1925, became the first officially recognized Black organization on the University of Akron campus in 1957. The f o u n d e r s included Norman McGhee, Paul Berry, Elmer Cheeks, Dr. John Dunbar, Atty, Emmer Lancaster, Dr. C. R. Lewis and Atty. Arte Fleming. Celebration activities for the anniversary included a dance for dorm students; a Greek Alpha Phi Alpha Review, which featured lines by Zeta Phi Beta, Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha sororities; a Commemoration Dinner with Eta Tau Lambda chapter, during which two of the chapter's living founders, Attorneys Fleming and Lancaster, were honored. Brother Fleming, 8 8 years old, is expected to be "the oldest living Alpha in the world." He still possesses a keen mind and expressed great satisfaction with the accomplishments of the chapter since its founding. Atty. Lancaster, the first Black to graduate from the University of Akron, was similarly impressed and indicated that the college brothers could "call on me any time." Alpha Tau, which promotes mutual assistance both academically and socially, has a present membership of thirty-five brothers. Included are four
Members of ALPHA TAU - (L to R), First Row: Richmond Davis, Ricky Alexander, Roy Purnell, Glenn Dunning, Aaron Suber. Second Row: George Barnes, Larry Thomas, Anthony King, Don Boyd, Leroy Basnight, Harold Jennings, Third Row: Ike Streeter, Sanford Bennett, Julius Booker, Mike Hughes, Dennis Ragins, Greg Jones, Cornelius Spivey, Larry Harris and Mike Portis.
university faculty members: Dr. N.F. Davis, Professor of Management; Mr. Richard Nell, Deputy Equal Employment Opportunity Officer; Mr. Walter Evege, Assistant Director of Admissions; and Major Leon Ridley, ROTC officer. In addition, the chapter also has about twenty-five little sisters (Alpha-Bettes). In the past year, chapter members have been involved in a range of community projects, including: aiding the Women's Auxiliary in a rummage sale held last fall for Children's Hospital; sponsoring a circus trip for 15 inner-city youth and their parents; assisting the Poor Peoples Association of Akron; and holding a dance to gather food for Thanksgiving dinner for ten needy families. Alpha Tau brothers also gave speeches on Black self-development during Men's Day at Wesley Temple AME Zion Church, campaigned doorto-door for Thaddeus Garrett and donated money to the Mclntyre Chevrolet winter shoe f u n d . In cooperation with the Black United Students, Alpha Tau boasted the largest donation to the Joan Little
President Richmond Davis (left) and Vice President Don Boyd (rear) present chapter founders with awards.
Defense Fund. Academically, Alpha Tau brothers tutor students and assist Black freshmen in registration and orientation. Socially, we supported Constance Bowman (Alpha-Bette) in the Homecoming Contest. We also participated in the Inter-Fraternal Council basketball competition and took 1st Place in the Fraternity Division and finished second in total competition. Brother Glenn Dunning was named Most Valuable Player of the FraternityIndependents All-Star basketball game. The brothers elected Miss Jerri Edge (Alpha-Bette) as Miss Alpha Sweetheart, presenting her with a $ 1 0 0 savings bond to be used for academic purposes. On Sweethearts and Valentines Day, we sent cards to all Black women residing on campus and gave special gifts to the sororities. Also, Alpha Tau was responsible for initiating the founders of the newly chartered lota Phi Chapter at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. Brother Richmond Davis, the chapter president, was chosen "Brother of the Year" by the brothers.
Attending the AT 50th Anniversary are former MW Vice President James Williams: Ricky Alexander; AT founder Emmer Lancaster; Don Boyd; AT founder Artee Fleming; AT president Richmond Davis; and NE Ohio Director Joe Hill.
The Black and Gold Annual Spring Formal Dance, sponsored by the men of Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter, was a highlight for the Toledo social season. This year's Spring Formal Dance was held at the Tamaron Country Club. Brother Joseph Sansbury is the organizer of this very successful event and is chairman of the social committee. The members of the social committee are Brothers Willie Green. Jerome Guilford. Charles Harrell. Millard Jackson, Alfred Mackie, Arthur Roach. Frazier Ross. Lloyd Vann and Ray Wolford. Brother James Pitts is the president of the Toledo Chapter. The Annual Spring Formal Dance took place during the Memorial Day weekend and was followed up by a very successful annual picnic a week later at the Macomber Lodge in Pearson Park. The Alpha Wives were very active in both these events, helping to make both these events successful The Brothers of Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter demonstrated again their ability to entertain their wives and ladies with the Spring Dance and Picnic.
Illinois Omicron Lambda Beta ended the fraternity year with the awarding of five scholarships to the high schools located in the local community. Five high school seniors were presented their scholarships in the cities of Champaign, Urbana, Danville and Rantoul. Illinois. These awards were well received by the school administrators and student body. Awards of this type are lacking in the community and administrators are appreciative when predominately black organizations make an effort to recognize outstanding seniors. The recipients of 44
Alpha Xi Lambda President James Pitts (r) and Dance Chairman Joseph Sansbury.
these scholarships were; Edward Buckley - Centennial H.S., Samuel Oldham - Central H.S., Paul Hersey Urbana H.S., Kelvin Nelson - Danville H.S., and Phillip Rice - Rantoul H.S. In most cases, these awards were presented on the school's Awards Day and this in itself depicted our fraternity as a leader in the academic field. Certificates of recognition were presented to Junior High School students; these certificates were designed to encourage students to continue their academic excellence into their high school years. Programs and plans are now being developed for the annual fund raising affair during the homecoming festivities of the University of Illinois. Community projects for the Christmas season are being planned. Included during this period is the distribution of food baskets for the needy in the local community. The first Founders' Day program is also being developed by a select committee. Other highlights of the past year were the initiation of four new brothers whose names are; Curtis Danzy, Rodger Jackson, Clarance Jones, and James Jones. The M i d - W e s t e r n Regional Convention was attended by Brothers Jim Casey and Oliver Mack. Life Membership applications and remittances were filed prior to 30
June, 1975 by Brothers Oliver Mack, Eddie Palmer and Jess Perkins. The chapter was host to several black basketball coaches during the annual State High School Basketball Tournament. The chapter's officers for the 197576 fraternity year are: Jim Casey President Coleman Carrodine Vice Pres. Paul Parker Secretary Eddie Palmer Treasurer Ben Walton . . Editor-to-the-SPH\blX Wilbur Thomas . . . Dean-of-Pledges Jess Perkins. . . Parliamentarian Historian James Jones Chaplain Oliver Mack . . Director of Education Activities There are twenty-one (21) brothers active with the National Organization.
minnesota Gamma Xi Lambda Chapter, in the true spirit of fraternity, hosted several national officers during the week-end of May 30th. It was a very exciting experience for the members of the chapter. A reception was held in honor of Dr. Walter Washington, General President, in the Chateau Suite of the Radisson Hotel. Other national figures present at the reception were - Director of General Conventions Kermit J. Hall; Executive Secretary William H. Walker; and General Treasurer Leven C. Weiss. The national officers and the local convention committee met with the Convention Bureau and the Radisson Hotel officials to discuss the 1978 convention which is scheduled to be held in Minneapolis that year. Saturday evening began with a reception and dinner, at which General President Washington thrilled everyone with his dynamic speech. The Sphinx / October 1975
Following the address, awards were presented to outstanding Alpha men in the Twin Cities area. Brother James Beard was selected "Alpha Man of the Year" and received a plaque from Brother Rodney Thomas, chairman of the awards committee.
SOUTH florida state u. lota Delta Chapter. Florida State University. Tallahassee, celebrated its First Anniversary on April 5. 1975. We also helped Beta Nu Chapter at Florida A & M kick off their Founders Week by joining in sponsoring our first annual joint ball on April 19th. The theme of the "Ball of Jewels" was "Alphas in the Sky. Crowns of the Universe" and it was truly a gala affair. The brothers of lota Delta culminated Founders Week with a campus march and a tribute to our esteemed brother, the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Finally, we held our first Founders Day Banquet during which we were honored by the presence of our highly regarded graduate brother, the Reverend Moses General Miles. Since our inception last year, we have grown from a charter line of twelve to nineteen active brothers and are currently pledging a line of eleven Sphinxmen. Through our community service and campus activities, we have ascended to the #1 position among Black fraternities and this is an accomplishment of which we are truly proud. Although we are only one year old, we have vowed to be truly first of all. servants of all. and to transcend all. With this motto uppermost in our minds, the Brothers of lota Delta promise not to rest until we have earned the honor of being A Phi A Chapter of the Year. Through our planned community services and campus activities, we know that we can have this goal achieved. By the way, we invite all brothers who are in the area to come on by and check out the tenacious "Brothers of lota D, Bad as we want to Be!
georgia Stanley Rivers and John Myles completed another milestone in their lives recently, as they were initiated in Beta Phi Lambda Chapter. Both men are successful educators and coaches in the community. Brother Rivers, a native Savannahian, was educated in the local The Sphinx / October 1 975
schools and is a graduate of Tompkins High School. In 1963, he received the B.S. Degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Savannah State College and had done advanced studies at the University of South Carolina. Brother Rivers has served as an instructor for the Marlboro County Board of Education working at the Lincoln High School in Clyo, South Carolina where he also functioned as Athletic Director, and is presently employed by the Savannah Board of Education as an instructor and football coach at Bartlett Junior High School. He has undergone extensive training in the area of Mental Retardation and directed an Enrichment Program in Savannah for mentally handicapped in 1968. Brother Rivers holds membership in numerous organizations which include the National Association of Educators and the National Coaches Association. He is a member of the Laymen's Council, the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge and is married to the former Vivian Braxton who is presently attending Savannah State College, they have three daughters, Felecia - 6, Karen - 5, and Trevia - 1 Brother Myles was born in Valdosta, Georgia and r e c e i v e d his early education in that city. He received the B.S. Degree in Mathematics from Savannah State College and the M.S. in Physical Education from New York University along with a six-year certificate. While at Savannah he amassed quite a track record in athletics being named to the All-Conference teams in football and basketball three times in four years, serving as a player coach for varsity basketball his senior year and during his junior year was named "Little All American" by the Chicago Defender. Brother Myles' stay at Savannah State was interrupted by a stint in the Armed Forces at which time he saw combat duty as an infantryman, served as an aviation cadet and was named to the army's NTO (All-League) football team. It was at this point in time that he was offered a contract by the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL, but due 45
to personal reasons was unable to accept. His coaching career includes being, Head Coach at Savannah State (1946-47), where his team won the Co-conference Championship, Florida Memorial College (1948-50), Haven Home ( 1 9 5 0 - 5 8 ) , J o h n s o n High School (1958-69), where he became the first faculty member at the school's beginning, served as Athletic Director, Head Football Coach (his team won the 1968 city, state and regional titles.) In 1969 he returned to SSC where in 1971 his team won the SIAC Conference Championship. His professional affiliations include the American Association of University Professors, the National Recreation & Parks Association and the American Football Coaches Association Brother Myles is a Deacon and Trustee of Butler Presbyterian Church. He is married to the former Dora Sanders, a visiting teacher in the local school system; they have two daughters, Jina - 12, and Jonetta - 6.
knoxville college Greetings from the Brothers of the Gamma Omicron Chapter at Knoxville College. The successful 1974-75 school term has included various community projects. Those included were a food basket to a needy family for Thanksgiving, a Christmas party for elementary school children in the neighborhood, a service in memory of the Late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (in association with the Gamma Eta Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority), and a Bike-a-thon Pledges from the Bike-a-thon were donated to the March of Dimes. The Brothers of the Alpha Mu Lambda Graduate Chapter and Gamma Omicron Chapter also conducted a Sitting on the knee of Brother William Green is Miss Daphne Holmes, Sweetheart of Gamma Omicron. Brothers are (L to R) James Thompson, Raymond Perry, Victor Gay, William Powell, Clement Calvert, Walter Hardrick and Terry Weaver.
successful Founders Day celebration. Among other things, eleven new brothers were initiated into the Fraternity this year. Brothers Victor Gay, Kenneth Calvert, Walter Hardwick, and Robert Beck of the "ThunderboltFour" were initiated in the fall of 1974. On the Spring line of 1975, known as "Karma" were Brothers Adrian Davis, Thomas McKissick, Samuel Walker, Tyrone Burch, Calvert Drummond, Marvin Mosley, and Charles Long. Looking into the upcoming school term for the Brothers of the "G.O." chapter, Brother Walter Hardwick is Vice President of the Student Government Association, a member of the Year Book staff, Vice President of the Jaycees, and a member of the Circle K Club. Brother Raymond Perry is Treasurer of the S.G.A., a member of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, and a member of the Knoxville College Football team. Brother Robert Beck is President of the Jaycees, a member of the Alpha Kappa Mu honor society, and Vice President of the Circle K Club. The Chapter Administration for the School term of 1975-76 consists of: Kenneth Calvert - President, Samuel Walker - Vice President, Brandon C. Maloney - Secretary, Adrian Davis Corresponding Secretary, Marvin Mosley - Treasurer, Raymond Perry Dean of Pledges, Richard Jeffries Social Chairman, Brandon C. Maloney Editor to the Sphinx. The Brothers of the Gamma Omicron chapter extend an invitation to all and any Brothers who happen to be in the Knoxville area to drop by Knoxville College.
the outstanding junior in the vocational field. Morris Associates of Raleigh, will award Fowler a gold watch, summer employment, part-time employment during his senior year in school, and an offer for a permanent position with the firm upon graduation. People in the community were also cited for their various accomplishments: Mrs. Gladys Todd was selected Mother of the Year and James E. Lee, Jr. was named Father of the Year. Father Arthur Calloway was recognized for his work in the community and was awarded Citizen of the Year. Last year, this award went to Raleigh's distinguished Mayor Clarence Lightner. Dr. George Debnam and Dr. William Grant received the Professional Award and the Scientific Award respectively. Also, Mrs. Patricia Caple was cited for her work in the fine arts. Intra-fraternal awards were given to brothers who made special contributions during the past year. Brother Felts Lewis won the Alpha Service Award: Lorenzo Hainsworth of Shaw University received the College Brother of the Year Award. Brother James W. McCall was chosen the Alpha Man of the Year. Dr. A. M. Witherspoon of N.C. State University, was awarded the coveted Alpha Man of Merit Award, and the program booklet was dedicated in his honor. Also, special awards were given to Dr. James Colson, Dr. Leslie Brinson, John Harvey and Henry Jordan by chapter president, Raymond C. Perry.
u of alabama Born on a predominately White campus, amid the strong anti-Greek sentiments of their fellow Blacks, the Kappa Alpha chapter began in a setting that seemed like Cornell University, 1906. It all began when Sylvester Wilson saw the need for Black Greek influence on the University of Alabama's campus. Brother Wilson could hardly have chosen a more formidable arena to initiate Black Greekdom than one of the foremost White power structures in the Southeastern United States. But begin he did, in the Fall of '73 with a local fraternity called "Beta Lambda Kappa". During the year that it flourished, "Beta" chalked up an impressive list of accomplishments. These included a First Place Blood Drive Trophy, a fourth place standing among twenty-seven fraternities for community service projects, and an eighth place standing academically. This was only the tip of the dream yet to be realized, however, as the men of "Beta" worked frantically in the summer of '74 to make the necessary contacts to align themselves with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. With the ink still wet on some of the authorization letters the Fall of '74 saw eight dedicated young men start down the path toward Alpha land. This charter line, or the "Excellent Eight' as they were called, was composed of four Commerce and Business students: Frank Rascoe, a Senior from Selma, AL
n. Carolina Phi Lambda Chapter (Raleigh, North Carolina) held its third annual recognition-awards banquet during the month of June at the Martin Luther King Student Union on the campus of St. Augustine's College. Over 300 people in the Wake-Johnston Counties area witnessed as the Alphas presented intra and inter-fraternal awards. Several students were recognized for their achievements in high school. Tops on the list were Elton Lee Reid, a senior at Sanderson High and Mickey Fowler, a junior at Broughton. Reid was awarded the $1,000 scholarship to be used at the college of his choice. He was also presented the Outstanding Leadership Award. Fowler received the Morris Associates Award, given to 46
Brothers of Kappa Alpha display their state awards. (L to R) Sylvester Wilson, Melvin Cleveland, Van Pinkard, Al Wesley, Bruce. Allen, Joe Ransaw, Frank Roscoe. Not shown - Norman Merriweather, Greg Godwin, Thadeaus June, and Eddie Martin.
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majoring in Insurance; Sylvester Wilson, a Junior from Montgomery, AL, majoring in Manpower and Industrial Relations; Bruce Allen, a Sophomore from Enterprise, AL, also majoring in Manpower and Industrial Relations; three Electrical Engineering students: Norman Merriweather, a Senior from Birmingham; Van Pinkard, a Sophomore from Opelika; and Joe Ransaw, a Sophomore from Gadsden; and one pre-med. student, Melvin Cleveland, a Junior from Vincent, AL, majoring in Biology. Despite a number of trials and tribulations, these eight men were initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha and the Kappa Alpha chapter of APA was chart e r e d December 2, 1 9 7 4 . Unfortunately, there was no way to tie the paperwork up for two more days in order to coincide perfectly with Founder's Day. The eight culminated their pledge activities with a "Dy-No-Mite" Greek show that captured trophies for best performance and best attitude exhibited during the show. At the end of the Fall semester, the chapter was ranked third academically and had not yet turned its gaze from the stars. Plans were projected for attendance and competition at the upcoming State Convention. Indicative of the sincere manner in which the Kappa Alpha chapter has embraced the ideals and aims of Alpha Phi Alpha, it was named State College Chapter of the Year, its President, Sylvester Wilson, was named State College Brother of the Year, and with only one Brother missing, it also captured the College Chapter attendance award. This Spring semester saw the chapter make its first line, which consisted of Eddie Martin, an Engineering Senior from Tuscaloosa, AL, Gregory Godwin an A c c o u n t i n g Sophomore from Chicago, IL, and Thaddeus June, also an Accounting Sophomore from Birmingham, AL, another Blood Drive trophy,a Christmas program for underprivileged children, and the sponsoring of a young lady to Alabama's Youth Legislature were added to Kappa Alpha's long list of achievements. This list was topped off with notice of their ranking second academically of the twenty-seven fraternities for the 1974-1975 school year. Truly, this chapter has sought to capture the true "spirit of the founders" and will continue to adopt as a state of mind the motto, "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All." The Sphinx / October 1975
Mr. Ira Parks (c) accepts the Theta Nu Lambda â€˘'Citizens of the Year Award" from chapter president Cleveland Bedgood. Mrs. Parks accompanies her husband.
georgia The Brothers in Theta Nu Lambda Chapter ended the 1 974 school year with the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the chapter. This impressive program was held at Pace Makers Inn in LaGrange, Georgia during the month of April. Our distinguished Southern Vice President, Bennie J. Harris served as Guest Speaker and in his usual way challenged his Brothers to accept the real meaning of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The Charter members of the chapter were presented plaques for their continued service. These included: Bro. Frank Lewis, Bro. Earl Stokes, Bro. Charles Willoughby, Bro. Oliver N. Greene, and Bro. Willie J. Anderson. President John Hoggs presented to Bro. William Mitchell the 1974 "Citizen of the Year" award. The "Black and Gold" award was presented to Bro. Bennie J. Harris and Bro. Matthew
Dawson r e s p e c t i v e l y . During this program, the newly initiated Brothers were presented, these included: Bro. Solomon Ferguson, Bro. Terry Harrison, Bro. Charles Milligan and Bro. Oscar Crawley. The Brothers closed the celebration of the 10th Anniversary with a formal dance at the Ebony Men's Club LaGrange, Georgia. The School term of 1974-75 included the regular meetings of the chapter and the selection of the recipient for the 1974-75 Scholarship. The recipient of the Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship was George Reedy Jr. a native of Manchester, Georgia and a student at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. On December 22, 1974 a very impressive program was held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Manchester, GA., honoring George Reedy Jr., the recipient of the Scholarship. At the present time Theta Nu Lambda chapter is helping to educate four young men, namely: Leonard Gates, a student at Morehouse College, Jackie Davis and Marcus Hall at the University of Georgia and George Reedy, Jr., at Davidson College. In observance of Education and Citizenship Week, Theta Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., held its annual Citizenship Program on April 20, 1975 at the Calvary Baptist Church - Manchester, Georgia. The program was begun by singing Lift Every Voice and Sing followed with
At the Theta Nu Lambda Scholarship Program are (L to R) Cleveland Bedgood, Terry Harrison, Willie Anderson, Frank Lewis, Grover Reese, George Reedy, Jr. - the scholarship recipient. Ernest McNish, Solomon Ferguson, John Hoggs, and Oliver Green. 47
a devotional period by Bro. Clarence Jones. The purpose was given by Bro. Earl Stokes and Bro. Willie Anderson presented the speaker. The speaker for the occasion was Mr. J.B. King, Jr. of Woodland, Georgia a former high school principal. He chose as his theme "Lest We Forget" and reminded his audience that we should never forget the contributions made by the black men and women in this country. His address was both informative and thought provoking. The Broughton Sisters and Brothers thrilled the audience with a song, How Great Thou Art. This song set the tone for the next item on the program, the presentation of Alpha's Citizen of the Year. Bro. Cleveland Bedgood presented Mr. Ira Parks as the outstanding Citizen of the Year and cited him as an educator, civic leader and outstanding citizen. Mr. Parks serves as Principal of the Manchester Junior High School and will retire in June after having served 31 years as a teacher and principal. The program was presided over by Vice President Bro. Tom McBride who expressed his appreciation to the Pastor and the members of Calvary Baptist Church for using the facility and thanked those in attendance for their presence. The program was closed with the singing of the Alpha Phi Alpha Hymn. A reception and fellowship hour followed in the first unit of the church. The members of the chapter include: President - Bro. John Hoggs, Vice President - Bro. Tom McBride, Secretary â€” Bro. Oliver N. Greene, Assistant Secretary - Bro. Cleveland Bedgood, Treasurer - Bro. William Mitchell, Dean of Pledgees - Bro. Charles Willoughby, Business Manager - Bro. Donald Weatherington, Historian - Bro. Solomon Ferguson, Parliamentarian Bro. Frank Lewis, Chaplain - Bro. Edward Jordan. Bro. Willie J. Anderson, Bro. Oscar Crawley, Bro. Charlie Glanton, Bro. Terry Harrison, Bro. Clarence Jones, Bro. Earnest McNish, Bro. Charles Milligan, Bro. Grover Reese and Bro. Earl Stokes. The Brothers closed the 1975 school year by interviewing candidates for the 1975 Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship award and by entertaining their wives and families with a picnic at the West Point Dam Reservoir West Point, Georgia.
SOUTHWEST arkansas Greetings from the Brothers of Theta Tau Lambda Chapter, Helena, Arkansas located just a few miles from the beautiful Mississippi river. The chapter for year 1974-75 started off with the election of Bro. Willis C. Williams as President. A graduate of Lincoln High School, Forrest City, Arkansas, Bro. Williams received his B. A. degree in Mathematics & Business Administration from Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas. He is the holder of the M. Ed. degree in Educational Administration from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus and has done additional graduate work at Arkansas State University and University of Arkansas. At this time, he is employed as Asst. Sup. of Elementary Education with the Helena-West Helena Public Schools. Other elected officers for the year are: Vice-President, Bro. J.E. McCoy; Recording Secretary, Bro. G.L. Denton; Corresponding Secretary, Bro. O. G. Garrett; Dean of Pledges, Bro. R.L. Scott; Treasurer, Bro. Dr. H.M. Proffitt; Editor-to-Sphinx, Bro. W.L. Simpson; Program Committee Chairman, Bro. F.D. Coleman; Education-Affairs Chairman, Bro. C.E. Noel; Political-Affairs Chairman, Bro. L.A. Phillips. In keeping with the idea of "There goes an Alpha Man," the members of our chapter are happy to recognize that person. Doctor H. Medley Proffitt, who is a charter member of Theta Tau Lambda and was honored recently during the 86th Annual meeting of the Arkansas State Dental Association in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was presented a certificate for 50 years of service in the Arts and Sciences of Dentistry. Following this, the chapter gave a reception in his honor for 53 years of service as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Dr. Proffitt was initiated into Beta Chapter, Howard University, in 1922. So you can see that the members of Theta Tau Lambda are proud to say "There goes an Alpha man." In March of 1975 was another special event in our chapter when we celebrated "Founders Day" with an impressive memorial ceremony performed by the men of Alpha in honor of their brothers who have passed on into Omega Chapter. . . and dedicated the program to the memory of Jewel Dr. Henry Arthur Callis, who joined Omega chapter on November 12 of last year.
Our guest speaker for the Founders Day program was none other than Brother Herman B. Smith, Jr. Chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Alpha's Director of Educational Activities. Dr. Smith gave an inspiring speech and challenged all brothers in our chapter to commit themselves to a goal for this year to become "totally involved" in working toward making the community, state and nation a better place to live. The music for the program was rendered by the Alpha Chorus made up of Alpha's and their wives. After the program all the Brothers, their wives, Dr. Smith and his wife dined and fellowshipped at the Holiday Inn. Theta Tau Lambda's Annual Black & Gold Ball was held at the Helena Crossing School with an estimated 300 people enjoying music, dancing and fellowshipping for the course of the evening. During the intermission the Brothers of Theta Upsilon Chapter located on Arkansas State University campus, Jonesboro, Arkansas, performed. Also an award was presented to Brother Don Scaife for his outstanding achievement in Basketball. Bro. Scaife was 5th in the nation in scoring and shatters all records at ASU. He was selected as the only Arkansas player ever to participate in the East-West basketball tourney. The members of Theta Tau Lambda were responsible for setting up the chapter at ASU. The Annual Picnic is held each year in May. For the past two years it has been held at the beautiful Helena Park over-looking the Mississippi river, which is only a few blocks from the downtown. The park has a swimming pool, four tennis courts, two ball parks and sufficient shaded area to make an ideal situation for a picnic. The chapter furnished barbecued ribs and chicken, baked beans, potato salad and cole slaw. Plenty of drinks were also provided. A good time was held by all in attendance. Currently, 21 active brothers comprise the chapter and 2 additional brothers recently "crossed the burning sands" and were welcomed at the May meeting. The other chapter members are: Elton Hammonds, Fred Heggs, Rogerline Johnson, Joseph Kennedy, Robert Miller, Jr. (Doctor), Edward E.
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Norman, Elijah Petty, Harvey L. Randolph, Bobby J. Shackleford, P.W. White, Clyde F. Williams, (New brothers) James Chatters, and Rev. Gant.
cameron u. December 7, 1974 marked an important day in the lives of 13 young men at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. It was the day we became "Alphamen." Since that time we, the members of Kappa Epsilon Chapter, have set about the task of strengthening Alpha Phi Alpha on our campus. The social lives of the brothers at Cameron University began with our first Banquet and Dance. The grand event was held at the Lawtonian Hotel on the 22nd of March. Even though the brothers were dressed in their tuxedos and gold shirts, the Alpha ladies looked much better as usual. The evening started with a cocktail hour and dinner followed by a Charter Presentation Program. The MC's for the program were Brother Vernon Smith, Coordinator of the event, and Brother Melvin Jones, Secretary of Kappa Epsilon. Brother Larry Younginer, Dean of Pledgees, gave a history of the growth of Alpha Phi Alpha at Cameron University. We were indeed fortunate to get Southwestern Vice President Robert M. King to come and present the charter to Cameron's Dean of Student Services, Charles Elkins. Dean Elkins then presented the charter to the present president of KE. Other honored guests of Kappa Epsilon were the Alpha Angels, the president of Epsilon Epsilon Chapter at Oklahoma State Univeristy, and Eta Xi Lambda Chapter of Lawton, Oklahoma. These brothers did a great deal to inspire us to become Alphamen and our gratitude to them is endless. Especially to Brother Lloyd Hill who had the patience to put up with our growing pains! The conclusion of the program came with the singing of the fraternity hymn led by Brother Robert King. With this the brothers felt that they had been sitting down long enough so the music of the Ruby Falls Blues Band was enough to get everyone moving. With our social lives laid bare, we would like to let the brotherhood know a little about our city and school. Cameron University is located in Lawton, a city of 75,000 people, in Southwest Oklahoma. Lawton has The Sphinx / October 1975
been designated a Model City because of its high minority population and lowincome families. Cameron began in 1909 as one of six district agricultural schools offering secondary grades of instruction in agriculture and mechanics. In September 1966, the function was changed to a four-year baccalaureate, degree-granting institution, known as Cameron College. In 1974 the name was changed to Cameron University. There is a high minority population within the area served by Cameron. Approximately 4 8 % of the Cameron students come from families having an annual income of $ 7 5 0 0 or less. Three hundred eightyfive Blacks and 171 Indians compose the greatest number of minority students. The school attempts to provide additional help and services for minority and low-income students. These statistics indicate a need for the
type of leadership present in Alpha Phi Alpha. The Brothers of Kappa Epsilon would like to extend a welcome to our brothers to get in contact with us at any time.
southern u. Beta Sigma Chapter, located on Southern University's campus, recently announced the recipients of the First Annual Callis-King Scholarship Awards. The recipients and their respectively schools are as follows: Clifton Louis Riley - Baker High School, Samuel Cox - Capitol Senior High School, Roosevelt Robinson McKinley Senior High School, Harry Griffin - Scotlandville Senior High School, William Webster Clem, III Redemptrist High School, Meridith Wilcox-Southern University Laboratory
Kappa Epsilon brothers (L to R). 1st row, B. Dun ford, G. Hillmon, R. Williams, M. Jones, L Presley, V. Smith. 2nd row, R. Scales, E.G. Williams, L Younginer, L Hudley, J. Johnson, C. Mathis, and R. Brown. Dean Charles Elkins accepts the Charter from former Southwest Regional Vice President Robert M. King (I) as Cameron University joins the Alpha Phi Alpha family. Brother Roy Scales (r), President of Kappa Epsilon, looks on.
S c h o o l , Ray Charles R o d g e r s Southern University (Junior Division). The Scholarship fund was named in honor of two of the more distinguished Brothers of the Fraternity, Dr. Henry A. Callis and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The above recipients were named because of their academic performance throughout their high school career, their all around ability, and their desire to attend Southern University. All the recipients of the First Annual Scholarship finished academically in the top ten of their respective schools. The junior division recipient from Southern University, Mr. Ray Charles Rodgers maintained a 4.0 (straight A) cumulative average his freshman year at Southern University. Letters were sent out to all area high schools. We received replies from the six high schools listed and each received a scholarship. It is hoped that the Callis-King Scholarship Awards will be an annual affair and bring to the public's attention the need to foster intellectual development. As in the past, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., comes to the forefront of the battle in the field of education. Mr. Eugene Butler is the chairman of the fund drive.
texas Epsilon Tau Lambda Chapter of Prairie View, Texas, held its annual spring dance at the Newman Center on April 18. In addition to the fee paid for the use of this convenient and appropriate center, the chapter made a $ 1 0 0 donation to the Newman Center in appreciation of and to assist it in its youth program for the whole community. The chapter authorized the financial secretary to pay the balance due on the $ 5 0 0 Life Membership to the NAACP. Brother Lucius Wyatt, formerly of Tuskegee, joined the chapter and the music staff of the college. His initial Symphonic Band Concert was highly successful. Brother Robert Calhoun, a recent recipient of his Doctorate in Biology from Howard University, is active in the Biology Department and the chapter. "Neophyte" Brother Larry Cole of the Chemistry Department was congratulated for successfully crossing the burning sand. President James Johnson, former President George Higgs, and Brother Captain Grundy were chosen to represent the Chapter in Miami. 50
The newly inducted members of Kappa Alpha Lambda chapter on the Monterey California peninsula are (L to R): Brothers Trevor A. Reid, Floyd D. Smith, William J. Hill, Edsel D. Carson, and James L. Rucker. They have the distinction of being the first initiates of the chapter.
WEST California Completing its finest year since its chartering in 1 9 7 1 , Kappa Alpha Lambda, of the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, found a lot to be proud of in 1975. Brother John Phillips' able leadership was instrumental in getting the c h a p t e r ' s first Sphinx Club organized. After a period of time in the club, William J. Hill, Sr., James L. Rucker, Edsel D. Carson, Floyd D. Smith and Trevor A. Reid were inducted into the fraternity. A dinner for Alphas, Sphinxmen and their wives was held to honor the 25year members of the fraternity. Honored were Brothers Elisha Brandon, Joseph B. McLeod and A. Morgan Tabb. Brother Granvel Jackson, Bay Area Director, presented the cetificates. Individual brothers in the limelight during the 1975 fraternity year included Brother Alfred P. Glover, who was promoted to full colonel at Fort Ord . . . Brother McLeod was elected president- elect of the Seaside Kiwanis Club . . . Brother Hill was elected president of the Ebony Seaview Golf Club . . . Brother Phillips completed the Command and General Staff College course at Fort Leavenworth . . . Brother Harold V. Manson was elected to the Lincoln (Mo) University ROTC Hall of Fame and also named Kappa Alpha Lambda Man of the Year. Officers of the Chapter are John Phillips, President; Henry T. Hutchins, Vice President; Harold V. Manson, Secretary and Editor to the Sphinx; Joseph B. McLeod, Treasurer; A.
Morgan Tabb, Chaplain and Alfred P. Glover, Sergeant-at-Arms.
arizona The brothers of Eta Psi Lambda Chapter, Tucson, Arizona, are proud to submit this report of our activities in holding high the name of Alpha Phi Alpha in the southwestern part of the country. Eta Psi Lambda has embarked on an extensive drive to increase its membership. This drive promises to be quite fruitful. So far it has netted three reclaimed brothers and five men from the community presently in our Sphinx Club. The chapter has also assumed the responsibility of preparing 10 undergraduates at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College to be initiated and to reactivate Zeta Theta, the college chapter at the University of Arizona. Eta Psi Lambda sponsored a university coed in the Miss Black Tucson Pageant. Our candidate was Miss Joyce Flannigan, a nursing student, who finished as 1st Runner-up in the contest. Miss Flannigan, an excellent student and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, will complete her nursing studies at the University of Arizona in 1976. At the end of the year, Eta Psi Lambda hosted its Second Annual Scholarship Luncheon at the University of Arizona to honor Black male high school seniors with excellent academic records. Eleven seniors from high schools in the Tucson area with a " B " average were honored. The honorees were presented a certificate The Sphinx / October 1975
and given assistance through the Office of the Assistant to the President to insure that those who desired to attend were given the opportunity to attend the University of Arizona. In 1974, 15 Black male seniors were honored. Of this number, 10 have continued their education in colleges or universities. Six of these 10 are attending the University of Arizona.
e. Washington state On May 3, 1975, seven new brothers were initiated at Alpha Xi chapter, Seattle, Washington. These seven brothers were students from Eastern Washington State College at Cheyney, Washington. The chapter now known as lota Tau, consists of the following members: Randy (Sly) Allen, President; Demetrius B. Taylor, Vice President; Ron Allen, Historian; Reginald Nelson, Secretary; Jack Gwaltney, Treasurer; Joseph Lago, Dean of Pledges; and, Michael Vines, Social Chairman. The brothers most influential in the establishment of this chapter were: our advisor, Brother Dr. Charles B. Minor, Brother Cecil A. Collins, Jr. and Brother Clyde (Chip) Merriwether.
Brothers of Eta Psi Lambda chapter, Tucson, Arizona (L to R) Clarence Jolivet, Henry Ryan, Felix Goodwin, Johnny Zander, Richard Davis - President, Charles Todd, John Williams, Marshall F.anks, George Jackson, and Ernest Smith.
California Gamma Phi Lambda Chapter of the Berkley-Oakland (CA) area is proud to announce that one of its stalwart members was elected Western Regional Vice President. Brother Rogernald Jackson captured that post at the Western Regional Convention in San Diego. The new Western Vice President, from Gamma Phi Lambda, hopes to generate greater communication, cooperation and dedication here in the West. "The lines of communication b e t w e e n Brothers, Chapters and National Offices must be opened fully in order for achievement of any goals proposed", states Brother Jackson. Brother Jackson wishes to express his gratitude to all of those instrumental in his victory. The Brothers of Gamma Phi Lambda, and their wives, and particularly to Brothers Harold O. Jones, Luchan Baker, Lester Davis, Paul Forbes and Caper Bradham in helping the campaign. And then a special thanks to all the Brothers who voted for him at the convention. The Sphinx / October 1975
Black seniors for the Tucson area high schools with excellent grades were honored by Eta Psi Lambda.
Brothers of the newly chartered lota Tau chapter are (L to R) Ron Allen, Reginald Nelson, Jack Gwalney, Jr., Joseph Lago, Randy (Sly) Allen, Demetrius Taylor, and Michael Vines.
Kappa Omicron Lambda Chapter (L to R) Brothers Henry Elliott; Jesse Bethel; James Napper; Otha M. Green; Buford Thompson; Matthew Dawson; Maurice Lee and Herman Smith. Gamma Phi Lambda Chapter (L to R) Brothers Harold Jones; James DeWitt, MD; Jeffrey Lewis; Caper Bradham; Willard Smith, DC; James Cato; James Allen; Lester Davis; James Joshua; Frank Gardner; Olin McKinney; Harold Cotton; Gilbert Cartwright; Richard Lankford; Don SMith; Paul Forbes; Labon Jones; Rogernald Jackson; Luchan Baker; Levester Williams; Rev. Richard Thomas; and Luther Harris.
Gamma Chi Lambda Chapter (L to Rj Brothers James Harris; Grandvel Jackson; Howard Clay; Myron Johnson; Edward Hambrick; H. Weldon Flynn; Russel Southall; Carlton Dias; Thaddeus Brown; Edmond Elmore; William Hunter; Howard Grant; William Nixon, MD; Francisco Rose; and Sylvester Lee.
GALA WINTER BALL Four Alpha Chapters in the Bay Area of California joined to sponsor a Winter Formal Ball that was an overwhelming success. Hosting the ball were Gamma Phi Lambda (Berkeley), Gamma Chi Lambda (San Francisco), Eta Sigma Lambda (Palo Alto), and Kappa Omicron Lambda (Vallejo).
Presidents of Alumni Chapters: Brothers Luther Harris, Gamma Phi Lambda; Edward Hunter, Eta Sigma Lambda; William Lester, Vice-President Eta Sigma Lambda; William Hunter, Gamma Chi Lambda, and Buford Thomspon, Kappa Omicron Lambda. Guesf Chapter, Epsilon Mu (L to R) Brothers Micheal Cunningham; Victor Pendleton; Dale Williams; Jerome Cannon and James Nichols.
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positions should use their influence to insure that the Black media is given its fair share of the advertising dollar. This we can do and I urge each of you to work toward this end. Outstanding national programs have resulted in a growth of financial membership. A significant effort on all levels of the fraternity accounted for the more than 11,000 financial members reported in Miami. In addition the Life Membership program has reached unprecedented heights under the Chairmanship of Brother John D. Buckner. Brother Buckner has tendered his resignation as Life Membership Chairman and I am appointing Brother Elmer C. Collins of Cleveland, Ohio as the new Chairman. An outstanding brother and family man, Brother Collins has done a tremendous job with the program in Cleveland. We pledge our support to him in continuing the work carried on by Brother Buckner. Brother F.O. Woodard of Jackson, Mississippi will serve as Co-Chairman of this committee. He is a dynamic leader and has been instrumental in building Alpha in the South. Brothers Collins and Woodard will make a good team in advancing the Life Membership Program.
Inflation, unemployment, and a fast rising crime rate combine to form a three-headed monster that threatens the very existence of life in America as we have come to know it. Our homes have become forts and our communities armed camps. Much is made of the fact that a disproportionate amount of violent crimes are committed by Blacks while overlooking the fact that Blacks are twice as likely to become crime victims as are whites. The ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY views the crime rate with due alarm. Our streets must be made safe and our homes and our persons must be made secure. ALPHA recommends the following to achieve this â€” (1) Poverty, blight, poor education and unemployment are major causes of crime . . . ALPHA advocates a program that eliminates these disabling situations. (2) The need exists for a police force in all our communities, one that is representative of the social and ethnic composition. (3) Police Departments must first respect the person and the rights of all citizens - and then enlist their involvement in fighting crime. PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE:
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OZELL SUTTON. Chairman, Southeast Regional Director, Community Relations Service. US Justice Department DR HERMAN B SMITH. Chancellor ol the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff DR CHARLES H. WESLEY, Historian, Past General President
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Career Counseling Program In May of 1975, Xi Lambda Chapter, Chicago, Illinois, sponsored one of the most successful Career Counseling Programs for high school male students since the Fraternity's "Go to High School, Go to College" campaign. Since the chapter's inception in 1924 by Jewel Callis, Xi Lambda has consistently focused on community service and scholarship. The concept of Career Counseling was initiated in 1973 by Brother Erwin A. France, Assistant to the Mayor and Director of the Model Cities (CCUO) program, and continues today as a city-wide civic project. More than three hundred (300) Alpha Men, students, high school counselors, and guests participated in this event. It is co-sponsored by the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago State University. The purpose of this event is to expose young high school students to outstanding men who have been successful in their chosen careers and to provide them with the opportunity to observe what the work-a-day world is like in these careers. Excused from school for the day, students move with Alpha Men from morning till night. Culminating in a dinner and other festivities, this program has affected more than five hundred (500) high school males during the past three years. The impact of these activities revolves around eight behavioral elements or goals set by the chapter: career a w a r e n e s s , self a w a r e n e s s , educational awareness, economic awareness, decision making, job appreciation, beginning competence, and employable skills. Support for this project has come from a diverse array of agencies, institutions, and individuals. Supporters include: Chicago Board of Education, Model Cities-CCUO, Chicago State University, Johnson Publications (Ebony and Jet), Argonne National Laboratories, and Container Corporation of America. Many other groups have expressed interest in future participation. Because of this assistance, Xi Lambda Chapter will be awarding institutional and/or individual scholarships during the coming calendar year. We expect future Career Counseling Programs to expand and possibly become a significant national model in Career Education and Development. Xi Lambda Chapter and, indeed, the Fraternity, must move forward. Through the pursuit of noble goals, planned strategies, and adequate implementation methods, we can remain first in services to mankind. The 1975-76 officers of Xi Lambda were installed at the annual Labor Day Breakfast by Executive Secretary William H. Walker. Leading the chapter are: Ronald Flowers, President; Leon Hendricks, Vice-President; Charles E. Johnson, Financial Secretary; Charles A. Johnson, Corresponding Secretary; Hulon Johnson, Recording Secretary; James Palmer, Treasurer; Thomas Jackson, Dean of Pledges; Robert Saddler, Director of Education; J. Herbert King, Historian; Ernest Sims, Editor to Sphinx; and David L. Daniel, Chaplain. Xi Lambda has many activities planned for the year. The majority of the activities will be geared toward community involvement to solidify the name of Alpha as servants of mankind. The Sphinx / October 1975
Brother J. Valentine and Brother E. Sims attend to last minute activities.
At conclusion of Career Counseling brothers join together and sing the hymn as 160 high school sophmores and juniors look on.
Brother Oscar Anderson and student
Brother John Devine and student
Brother L Hendricks accepts contribution for scholarship fund from Brother J. Coleman representing Container Corp. of America.
G.W.A. SCOTT - A Legend • Devoted Helpmate • Good Samaritan • Teacher • Athlete • Scholar • Jolly Good Fellow by Brother Hilton E. Hanna When Brother GEORGE WILLIAM ARTWAY SCOTT departed this life on March 25, 1975, at age 90, at the John A. Andrews Hospital, Tuskegee Institute, he left behind a heritage that might well be accepted with credit and dignity as the goal of men of goodwill and understanding heart down through the corridors of time. Surviving are his wife and faithful helpmate of forty-three years, Bessie C. Scott, two cousins, a foster son and foster daughter. During his long stay, professional career and community service at Tuskegee Institute from 1911 until his death, G.W.A. Scott had in every sense actually become a legend. This was true not only of the students who "sat at his feet" and drank from his perpetual fountainhead of wisdom but, also, of colleagues, associates and his ever widening circle of friends and well-wishers he encountered along the pathway of life. All of these were part of that larger Scott clan or family that had been drawn into his orbit and had become so endeared to him by his ready wit, depth of insight, practical approach to the ordinary problems of the day, charm and that contagious concern for his fellowmen — whatever their creed, color, gender or station in life. From ocean to ocean and border to border of the United States and its far flung territories as well as around the globe, "Mother Earth" the nomenclature by which he was affectionately known and cherished by those who embarked on his commercial geography course, had grown into a household word. The cornerstone of that course taught by that astute and dedicated mentor was that after all was said and done the fact remained that "Mother Earth" was still the basic source, the sine qua non — "The Tree of Life" — for whatever goods or products that might enter into the channels of com54
merce from whatever land or clime. Vision and foresight, it is often said, are hallmarks of a great teacher. In this connection G.W.A. Scott again demonstrated a sixth sense with his course in practical politics for his students at Tuskegee Institute back in the 1920's in a period in which, to many people, political education for Blacks — or Negroes as they were known then — was but an exercise in futility. Time and the political "Up From Slavery" march of the Blacks across the length and breadth of the land — but, perhaps, most spectacularly in the South — have combined to stamp G.W.A. Scott as a prophet — but not without honor. A firm believer in the biblical admonition "There Is A Time For Everything Under The Sun," G.W.A. Scott was as loyal a booster for the Golden Tigers and the other Tuskegee varsity teams as any fan who ever followed their fortunes in victory or defeat. In play and recreation he waded into the activities of the affair with the same spirit and gusto as he brought to the more serious endeavors in which he was usually involved. On the dance floor — whether at the Alpha Balls, the alumni dance or wherever, he could "trip a light fantastic toe" and hold his own with the best — literally to his very last days. On occasions he was almost breathtaking with his thespian improvisations. Nor were his interests and concern limited by the vigor of those with whom he came in contact. His actvities and record with and on behalf of the senior citizens — of whom both Scotts have long been members — testify to that. A fraternity man through and through, he was second only to the first Jewels of Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest Black fraternity in the United States and the "pride of his heart." Alpha history credits G.W.A. Scott with a number of meritorious citations. He was a charter member of both Eta
Brother G. W. A. Scott chapter, Columbia University, 1909 and Alpha Nu Lambda graduate chapter, Tuskegee Institute, 1928. At one time, 1910-1911, he was privileged to serve his fraternity as national vice president. That was a period in which he made exceptional sacrifice and exhibited unusual devotion in keeping the fraternity alive. Throughout his long membership in the organization — he was a member of the coveted circle of life members of the fraternity — he remained an inspiration to succeeding generations. In that spirit, and at his request, the Alpha Phi Alpha hymn was sung at his funeral, by some fifty Alpha men, in his church, Bowen United Methodist Church, Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 29, 1975. Having known and worked with all four presidents of Tuskegee Institute, from its founder, Booker T. Washington, to the present executive officer, L. H. Foster, and having left to the Institute — as to the community and surrounding countryside — his imprint of scholarship, excellence, devotion and concern for all — it was but a fitting tribute that upon his death G.W.A. Scott was memorialized in resolutions from the city of Tuskegee, Alabama and Macon County, as well as from Tuskegee Institute to which he had given so much of himself through the years. The Sphinx / October 1975
Brother Henry Clay Cra wford
Brother Ray ford Newman, Jr.
Dr. J.J. Seabrook
Brother William Townes
Brother I. FRANKLIN BRADLEY, JR., 80, of Kansas City, Kansas, a lawyer in Wyandotte County more than 56 years, died at Veterans Hospital. A lifelong Kansas City, Kansas, resident, Mr. Bradley attended private schools and Sumner High School and was graduated from the University of Kansas Law School. He was honored as 50 year alumnus of Kansas University in 1967 when his daughter was graduated from there. He was a member of both the Wyandotte County Bar Association and the Kansas City, Kansas, Bar Association. He was registered to practice in the Kansas Supreme Court. Family members said he was active in his practice until his death. Brother Bradley was appointed captain of the company of Negro men in the Kansas State Guard in 1942 when the guard was organized as a replacement for the Kansas National Guard which was called to active duty in World War II. He served as captain in the guard until 1948. He was an Army Veteran of World War I. He was a member of the First A.M.E. Church of Kansas City, Kansas, the Progress Masonic Lodge and Beta Lambda chapter in Kansas City. He was a charter member of the Trouveur Club and a member of the 40 Years Ago Column Club. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Gladys B. Bradley of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Fraces E. Robinson, Omaha, and a granddaughter.
Milk Fund. His Professional memberships include: Cincinnati Academy of Medicine; American Academy of Family Physicians; Ohio State Medical Association; National Medical Association; Cincinnati Medical Association; former member of the Cincinnati Board of Health following appointment in 1946. Dr. Cann was also a member of the Trustee Board of Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church. Brother Cann served his community in many capacities over the years; he was a member of the Boxing and Wrestling Commission; Trustee of NAACP for 14 years, and a Life Member of same. He is listed in "Who's Who", both Midwest and Ohio Editions. Dr. Cann formerly served as Representative to the Pan Hellenic Council for the National Organization, and was a member of Delta Gamma Lambda chapter in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Reber Simpkins Cann; children: Mrs. Reber Consuelo (Connie) Williams, Somerset, Bermuda; Mrs. Gwen Robinson, Devonshire, Bermuda; Mrs. Johnnie Mae Durant, Washington, D.C.; Dr. B.F. Cann, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Ruth Hicks, Cerritos, California; a sister - Mrs. Eunice C. McDermon, New York City; a brother Dr. Millard M. Cann, Bermuda; (late - Dr. Eustace A. Cann); fifteen (15) grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, four (4) nephews - William T. Simpkins, Jr., Dr. John W. Cann, II, Millard Cann and Carroll Cann and a niece - Elizabeth Cann.
Brother BRAXTON F, CANN, Sr. born in Somerset, Bermuda, was the eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. John William Cann. He was 73 years old when he died on October 29, 1974. Dr. Cann graduated from Wilberforce University, 1924; Howard University, College of Medicine, 1930. He earned his Honorary Degree of D. Sc. from Central State University, where he served many years as a member of the Board of Trustees, and several years as Chairman of the Board. Brother Cann practiced medicine in Cincinnati for almost 43 years. He served Shoemaker Clinic both as Clinical, and as Director over a period of 30 years. He was the first Black Physician to be appointed to the staff at Cincinnati General Hospital, as Clinical Instructor in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine beginning in 1933. He also served many years on the medical staff of the Catherine Booth Hospital; was a member of the Staff of Jewish Hospital; and was the first Black to serve as full time member of the Babies
Brother OTIS CARGILL entered Omega chapter on July 8, 1975 in Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. Brother Cargill, while very young, affiliated with Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Middletown, Ohio where he was baptized by Rev. S.C. Smith. As a youth, Otis spent much time with relatives in East Chicago, Indiana where he united with the Tabernacle Baptist Church. When he moved to Cincinnati in 1958, he attended services at Zion Baptist Church and in 1 9 6 1 , united in fellowship here under the pastorate of Dr. L.V. Booth, Otis graduated from Washington High, East Chicago, Indiana. He entered Indiana University to continue his education; from here he received the Bachelor of Science Degree in 1957; the Master of Science Degree in Education in 1959. He did additional work at the University of Boston. In Cincinnati, Brother Cargill met Lucille Carlock in 1960. They were joined in holy wedlock on August 19, 1 9 6 1 .
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He served his country as a member of the USAR. He was honorably discharged from the USAR in August, 1962. In 1959, Otis joined the staff at Lincoln Heights High School where he served as counselor and teacher of English. In 1966, he moved from Lincoln Heights to the Cincinnati Public Schools. He served as counselor at Woodward High School, and in 1968 transferred to a Counselor position at Walnut Hills High School where he served faithfully until illness came upon him. At his passing, Otis was Superintendent of Zion Baptist Sunday School, a member of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Christian Education and the Male Chorus, and the Zion Nursing Home Board. It can be said of him that he served his church well in many capacitites. His other affiliations are: True American Lodge No. 2 F / M , Pan Hellenic Council, Organizer; King Solomon Consistory No. 20 PHA, Junior; Warder in the House of Perfection, Sinai Temple No. 59 PHA, Excelsior Singers, President. Member: NEA, OEA, CTA, APGA. Brother Cargill was a member of Delta Gamma Lambda chapter in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brother HAROLD ROLAND COLLIER was born to the late Dr. Henry M. Collier, Sr. and Mrs. Annie B. Collier, May 10, 1936 in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Collier entered Omega Chapter on the afternoon of February 9, 1975. He was a member of Beta Phi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, in Savannah, Georgia. He attended the local schools, graduating from Beach High School and also attending Savannah State College and Lincoln University receiving the A.B. Degree from Lincoln University in 1956. Brother Collier did advance graduate studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and later matriculated at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, where the degree, Doctor of Medicine was conferred in 1964. Brother Collier completed his internship at Unity Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, 1956-1966. He served in the United States Army as Captain at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1966-1970. Brother Collier practiced for a short period of time in Los Angeles, California before returning home to join his brother in the practice of surgery. Among his many organization affiliations were the American Medical Association, N.A.A.C.P., Y.M.C.A., and the Boy Scouts of America. Brother Collier was a member of Butler United Presbyterian Church. Brother HENRY CLAY CRAWFORD was born July 3 1 , 1899 in St. Louis, Missouri. He settled down in Cleveland, Ohio after serving in the United States Navy during the first World War. Brother Crawford graduated from Fenn College with a degree in Electrical Engineering. For several years, Henry worked for the Cleveland Electric Illuminating ComDany. Subsequently, he was employed by the Municipal Light and Power Company, from which he retired in 1971 after approximately 3 5 years of service. He had an avid interest in photography and worked at it professionally for several years. Brother Henry "Heinie" C. Crawford was Life Member #233 and served as Official Photographer of the fraternity for 12 years (1955-1967). He was a member of Delta Alpha Lambda chapter and held memberships in the N.A.A.C.P. and the Cleveland City Club. For many years, he served as president of the Board of Glenville Area Community Council and was affiliated with many other civic and social organizations. Formerly a member and officer of Mount Zion 56
Congregational Church, Henry joined Calvary Presbyterian Church, on February 14, 1960, where he was a member of the Session and Trustee Board. After a prolonged illness, Henry Crawford passed away at the Cleveland Veterans Administration Hospital on June 26, 1975. Survivors include his beloved wife, the former Nancy Marian Parsly; three children: Mrs. Norman Hayes of Topeka, Kansas; Dover C. of Peabody, Massachusetts; and Mrs. Archibald R. Murray of New York City; six grandchildren; and a cousin, Mrs. Louis Crittenden of Dallas, Texas. Brother JACOB A. GAY, an oral surgeon, entered Omega chapter while a patient at General Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Gay was a graduate of Lincoln Institute. He received his pre-dental degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C, and graduated from Meharry School of Dentistry, Nashville, Tennessee. He continued his studies at Ohio State University and later became an oral surgeon. His first years of practice began in Frankfort, Kentucky. In 1 9 4 1 , he was inducted into the United States Army Dental Corp. After his discharge from the army, he came to Louisville to practice. He was employed by the State Hospital as a dentist for over 25 years and retired from that post. Brother Gay has been active in many civic-social organizations: National Dental Association, Falls City Medical Society, Louisville Dental Society, NAACP, and was a member of Alpha Lambda chapter in Louisville, Kentucky. He served as a board member of the following: Chestnut Branch YMCA, Louisville Urban League, and United Appeal. Dr. Gay was a member of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ and was a trustee at the time of his death. Dr. Gay is survived by his widow, Winifred Jetton Gay, an aunt, Mrs. MaDora McField, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Brother IVAN J. JOHNSON, III, died May 14, 1975 at John Wesley Hospital. He was 72 years old. The services were conducted at the Peoples Funeral Home. Father Richard LeMar Horton, officiated. Born in Aurora, Illinois, Attorney Johnson attended Washburn College, USC and the University of California at Berkley where he received his law degree. He was also one of the first Blacks to letter in track at both USC and UC Berkley. Brother Johnson was honored recently by the Langston Law Club as the dean of local attorneys. He was a member of Beta Psi Lambda chapter in Los Angeles, California. Brother Johnson is survived by his brother, Lathean Johnson. Brother EDWARD CARTER MADDOX, 57, well-known attorney of Los Angeles, died suddenly Monday night, May 19th, in Los Angeles. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24th, at Los Angeles. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and received his A.B. Degree at Morehouse College. Upon graduation, he moved to Chicago and entered into social work with the Department of Welfare, until he entered the United States Armed Forces. In 1943, while a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he was married in Chicago to Marian Clark, daughter of Mrs. Richard A. Harewood. After his release from the Armed Forces, he moved to Los Angeles and entered the University of California Law School, graduated, and began the practice of law in Los Angeles, unThe Sphinx / October 1975
til his death. Two children were born of the marriage, Edward C. Maddox, Jr., a graduate of the University Law School, at Berkley, who is with the U.S. Department of Transportation, in Washington, D.C.; and, Michelle Maddox, who is a senior in the University of California Law School, at Los Angeles. He was General Counsel of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity from 1951 to 1954, as well as a member of Zeta Sigma Lambda in San Diego, California. In 1953, he led a program, "The Fraternity for Action in Securing State Fair Employment Acts." He was a member of the Housing Commission for a National Headquarters, and was a member of the Board of Directors, which purchased and established the National Headquarters for the fraternity in Chicago in 1954. He had a host of friends in Chicago, as well as in Los Angeles and throughout the United States, and last August he attended the Convention of the National Bar Association in Chicago. His former wife, Marian, and their daughter reside at 1115 South Gramercy Place, Los Angeles, California 90019. His brother, George, resides at 6 4 2 7 South Figueroa, Los Angeles, California 9 0 0 0 3 . He is also survived by a sister, Agnes Maddox, and a brother, Slater, of Washington, D.C.
One of the most brilliant and successful young architects, who was initiated into Atlanta's Eta Lambda chapter during Valentine Week, died of a heart attack while attending the Southern Regional Alpha Phi Alpha Convention in Charleston, South Carolina. He was Brother RAYFORD LEE BRYANT NEWMAN, JR., 39, a Howard University graduate who broke the barriers of previously all-white architectural firms, including the giant Heery and Heery, and later became a partner in a growing Black concern, J. W. Robinson & Associates. His architectural projects included Atlanta's Wheat Street Gardens, Inc., Martin Luther King Middle School, Ralph McGill School and major stadiums in Detroit and Cincinnati. An article in the January, 1975 issue of New Engineer magazine extolled his accomplishments and ambitions. After having become a partner with Heery and Heery â€” an unheard of thing in white architectural circles â€” and working successfully for ten years, Newman moved to get in position to practice designing and to be closer to the Black community. The annual billings of his firm jumped to more than $ 2 0 0 , 0 0 0 last year and the partners projected a firm of $ 8 0 0 , 0 0 0 in five years and expansion from 8 to 15 employees. He served on the Board of Directors of Collaboratives, Inc., a professional organization of Black architects, engineers, interior designers and graphic designers on the move. A native of Atlanta, he is survived by a wife, Mrs. Pauline Mitchum Newman; daughters, Evelyn and Helen Gail, and son, Rayford Newman, III, along with parents, a sister and other relatives. Brother CHESTER CORNELIUS PRYOR was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 2, 1900 and died on July 2, 1975 after a lengthly illness. His parents, now deceased, were Susan (nee Newman) and Guy M. Pryor. Spanning three-quarters of a century, the life of Chester Cornelius Pryor has been one of quiet duty to his fellow man and devotion to Christian beliefs. Upon the death of his mother Chester, at the early age of The Sphinx / October 1975
eleven, assumed household duties for his father and supervision of his younger brother, Percy. While in high school, he received his first job as an errand boy for a tailoring company. Several jobs later, he began work at Auto-Rad Supply Company, as manager of the parts department, a position he held for forty-seven years. In addition, he became a motion picture operator during the heyday of the neighborhood movie houses. He followed this part-time job for approximately fourteen years. He also served as SecretaryTreasurer for Motion Picture Operators Union AF of L # 27A. A member of Allen Temple A.M.E. Church since 1910, he has served as Sunday School Teacher, Stewart, Trustee, and chairman of many special events. He served as trustee and treasurer of the Colored American Cemetery (now under management of Union Baptist Cemetery) for fifteen years. Socially, Brother Pryor holds charter membership in Delta Gamma Lambda chapter in Cincinnati, Ohio and has served as a past treasurer. Also, he has held membership in the Argus Club of Cincinnati for the past twenty-five years. Even though he was required to assume many adult responsibilities early in life, Brother Pryor graduated from Woodward High School and managed to earn an Associate Degree in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. He is survived by his wife, Ruby (nee Perkins) and daughter Blanche J. Pryor Cooley, a brother, Percy G. Pryor, a nephew, Dr. Chester C. Pryor, II, a great-nephew, Marchus H. Pryor, relatives and friends whose number is legion. Brother JOHN JARVIS SEABROOK was born on April 12, 1899 and died on May 1, 1975. Dr. Seabrook received his early training in the public schools in Savannah, Georgia, and Claflin College in Orangeburg, South Carolina. His further education includes: A.B., Clark College; M. Div., Gammon Theological Seminary; L L M., Boston University; J.D., Howard University. The following honorary degrees were conferred upon him: D.D., Gammon Theological Seminary; LL. D., Allen University; L.H.D., Clark College; D.C.L, Claflin College. He did further study at Garrett Biblical Institute of Northwestern University and Boston University. Brother Seabrook served as president of Huston-Tillotson College ten years, during which time six buildings were erected, including an annex to the women's dormitory and an annex to the men's dormitory. The institution received unqualified accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Upon his retirement he was named President-Emeritus. His community activities include the following: Member of Austin's first Committee on Human Relations; past member of the Board of Directors, and was a member of the Budget Committee of United Way; Community Council of Austin and Travis County, serving on the Long Range Planning Committee and the Citizens Committee on Health and Hospital Needs. Also, he was a member of the Citizens Committee for Community Improvement; Austin Chamber of Commerce; Budget Committee, Austin Retired Teachers Association, and Austin Citizens League. While serving as Chairman of the Brackenridge Hospital Board, Dr. Seabrook was instrumental in encouraging the city council to float a bond issue to complete the building of the new Brackenridge Hospital Unit which was unfinished since 1966. Brother Seabrook was a member of Gamma Eta Lambda chapter in Austin, Texas and was the recipient of numerous citations and awards for distinguished services in various en57
deavors. Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Opal McDonald Seabrook; cousins, Mrs. Julia Kemlin, Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Blanche Hartwell, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Miss Susan Rembert and Ulysses Jarvis of Orangeburg, South Carolina; Mrs. Maggie McLauglin, New York City; Mrs. Bertha Buckman, Newark, New Jersey; Daniel Jarvis, Bennettsville, South Carolina; a sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. H.H. Hartshorn of Houston, Texas; a niece, Gail Canida of Houston; a nephew, Hadley Reid Hartshorn of Oakland, California, and other relatives and friends. Brother WILLIAM TOWNES entered Omega Chapter on June 29, as a result of drowning. A business major at Illinois State University in Normal, Brother Townes had been elected Treasurer of Eta Tau Chapter for the 1975-76 school year. He was initiated into that chapter on May 19, 1973. In campus activities, Brother Townes was the founder of an organization called Businessmen Unlimited, a group of Black students in business related fields. He served Eta Tau Chapter as a delegate to the 1973 Midwestern Regional Convention in Toledo. Brother THOMAS G. WEAVER, a judge of the Criminal Court in New York City, entered Omega chapter in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was attending a meeting of the United Church of Christ's Board for Homeland Ministries, of which he was president. He was 57 years old. Judge Weaver served as special state assistant attorney general in charge of the Bureau of Civil Rights from 1957 1959. He was special assistant to the chairman of the State Commission for Human Rights in 1965-1966. On May 27, 1966, Mayor John V. Lindsay appointed him to fill the term of Judge Frank Cacciatore, who had died the month before. Brother Thomas Weaver was born on March 24, 1918, in Ocilla, Georgia, the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Zack Weaver. He graduated from Talladega (Alabama) College in 1940 and entered Brooklyn Law School. His law education was interrupted for World War II service. He entered the Army as a private in 1941 and was released as a major in 1946. He returned to Brooklyn Law, obtained his degree and was admitted to the bar in 1948. He was a member of Grace Congregational Church and of its Board of Trustees. The judge was a member also of the executive board of the New York branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Urban League Advisory Committee, a director of Abbott House, Vice President of the Inter-Alumni Council, representing 32 participating colleges in the United Negro College Fund, and president of the Talladega Alumni Association of Greater New York and Alpha Gamma Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Brother MAX YERGAN, Black leader and educator, who had also been a leader in campaigning for Black civil rights in Africa, died April 1 1 , 1 9 7 5 in Mount Kisco, New York. He was 82 at the time of his death. A man of dynamic spirit, Dr. Yergan was a pioneer in the work that inspired the upsurge that became the civil rights movement. He was a former executive director of the Council on African Affairs and a former president of the now defunct National Negro Congress. In recognition of his work he received the Harmon Award in 1926 and the Spingam Medal for interracial achievements from the NAACP in 1933. Dr. Yergan was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, the grandson of a slave. He graduated in 1914 from Shaw University, 58
where he played football and was a member of the debating team and did graduate studies at Springfield College. In 1915 he began a 25 year association with the YMCA. After World War I he was appointed senior secretary of the association's International Committee and spent 18 years working among young men in colleges there. In his work there he influenced many young men to become teachers and leaders. He returned to New York in 1936 and was appointed to the chair in Negro History at City College, thus, it was said, becoming the first teacher of Black studies on a major campus in the United States. In 1938 he organized for perpetuation of his work in Africa the Council on African Affairs, which included in its directorate Dr. Ralph Bunche, Jawaharlal Nehru and Brother Paul Robeson. He was also co-publisher, with Adam Clayton Powell, of the Black newspaper of the 30's and 40's, the Peoples Voice.
NOTICES Brother MAJOR ADAMS, a member of Alpha Eta Lambda Chapter, Houston, Texas. Brother VINCENT C. BEVENUE, a member of Delta Chi Lambda Chapter, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Brother JOHN CHILES (MD), a member of Gamma Alpha Lambda, Staunton, Virginia. Life Member No. 129. Brother J. CLARENCE DAVIS, a member of Alpha Eta Lambda Chapter, Houston, Texas. Brother JOSEPH N. JENKINS, a member of Epsilon Lambda Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri. (Omega Chapter - July 27, 1975). Brother EDD " L A N K Y " JONES (MD), a member of Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter, Newark, New Jersey (Omega Chapt e r - M a y 19, 1975). Brother REUBEN R. McDANIEL, a member of Theta Rho Lambda Chapter, Arlington, Virginia. Life Member No. 893. Brother ROBERT F. McFADDEN, a member of Alpha Theta Lambda Chapter, Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Omega Chapter - October 20, 1974). Brother WILLIAM A. MILLER, a member of Zeta Lambda Chapter, Newport News, Virginia. (Omega Chapter - August 13, 1975). Brother FRED E. MURRAY (MD), a member of Alpha Theta Lambda Chapter, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Life Member No. 8. (Omega Chapter - April 12, 1975). Brother ROBERT E. OLIVER, a member of Beta Eta Lambda Chapter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Brother ALGERNON A. PHILLIPS, a member of Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter, Newark, New Jersey. (Omega Chapter - January 29, 1975). Brother J.C. SMITH (Rev.), a member of Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter, Newark, New Jersey. (Omega Chapter - July 3, 1975). Brother SAUNDERS STONE, a member of Theta Lambda Chapter, Dayton, Ohio. Brother LINDSEY M. STROTHERS, a member of Alpha Alpha Lambda chapter, Newark, New Jersey (Omega Chapt e r - J u n e 3, 1975). Brother JAMES L. YOUNG, a member of Zeta Phi Lambda Chapter, Stamford, Connecticut. The Sphinx / October 1975
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NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN
GENERAL OFFICERS GENERAL PRESIDENT - Walter Washington Alcorn A&M University, Lorman, MS 39096 GENERAL TREASURER - Leven C Weiss 4676 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, Ml 48235 GENERAL COUNSEL - Albert Holland, Jr 31 Hickory Hill Rd., Tappan, NY 10983 HISTORIAN - Charles H. Wesley 1824 Taylor Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20011 COMPTROLLER - Charles C. Teamer 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122 DIRECTOR-GENERAL CONVENTIONS - Hermit J. Hall 100 Fairview Ave., Yeadon, PA 19050 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF-SPHINX - Michael 1. Price 4432 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653 VICE PRESIDENTS EASTERN - Henry G. Gillem, Sr MIDWESTERN - Thomas D. Pawley, III SOUTHERN - Ozell Sutton SOUTHWESTERN - George W. Thompson WESTERN - Rogernald Jackson ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS EASTERN REGION - Thomas C. Allston, III MIDWESTERN REGION - Charles E. Smith SOUTHERN REGION - Isaac H. Miller, III SOUTHWESTERN REGION - Lucius Alexander WESTERN REGION - Bennie J. Harris, Jr
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A L P H A PHI A L P H A BUILDING F O U N D A T I O N , INC. J. L Hunt, Chairman Dr. Edward W. Ballard, Vice Chairman William H. Walker, Secretary
A L P H A PHI A L P H A EDUCATION FOUNDATION, Herman Smith, Chairman William H. Walker, Secretary Leven C Weiss, Treasurer
Leven C. Weiss, Treasurer. Albert Holland, Counsel Stenson Broaddus, Ass't Secretary Ernest N. Morial William Decker Clarke
Albert Holland, Counsel William Ross, Jr. Jesse Sterling Ivan Cotman Walter Sullivan
Dr. Walter Washington, Ex-Officio William M. Alexander*
Morris W. Hatchett Larry Eanrin
COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTION: John D. Buckner - 4246 W. North Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63113 COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE: Charles C. Teamer - 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122 COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS: Clifton E. Bailey - 3338 Aubert Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63115 COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS AND EXTENSIONS: Lawrence Sutton - Mississippi Valley State U, IttaBena, MS 38941 COMMITTEE ON HOUSING: Henry W. Rice, III - 160 Broadway, New York, NY 10038 COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS: Moses G. Miles - 1329 Abraham Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304 COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL: M. C. Ferguson - 1701 21st Avenue, N„ Nashville, TN 37208 PUBLICITY-PUBLIC RELATIONS: Erwin A. France - Rm. 507 - City Hall 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60602 RULES AND CREDENTIALS: Henry M. Collier, Jr., - 1827 Mills "B" Lane, Savannah, GA 31405 COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES AND DISCIPLINE: Richard Moore - Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL 32015 COMMITTEE ON RECOMMENDATIONS: Obra V. Hackett - Jackson State University 1325 Lynch, Jackson, MS 39203 TIME AND PLACE COMMITTEE: Grandvel A. Jackson - 275 Kensington Way, San Francisco, CA 94127 EQUITABLE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: A. B. Butler - Post Office Box 8, Schenectady, NY 12301 AWARD COMMITTEE: Bennie D. Brown - 9427 S. Vernon, Chicago, IL 60619 PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE: Ozell Sutton - 1640 Loch Lomond Trail, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30331
CHAPTER DIRECTORY —1975-1976 EAST INTERNATIONAL (DISTRICT I) Director Sylvester Shannon, Chaplain Office of Division Chaplain HQS, 3rd Armored Division APO New York, NY 09039 Africa (Area I) * Eta Epsilon Lambda (Monrovia, Liberia — #260) K. Jefferies Adorkor, Jr. (CS) P.O. Box 55 Monrovia, Liberia Europe (Area II) * Theta Theta Lambda (Frankfort, Germany — #285) LTC Chester F. Johnson (CS) 63rd Finance Section APO, New York 09052 Caribbean (Area
' Theta Epsilon Lambda (St. Thomas, VI — #282) Ulysses J. Warrick, Jr. (CS) 2A-1 Harbour Ridge Skyline Drive Star Route St. Thomas, VI 00801 lota Sigma lambda (St. Croix, VI — #518) NO REPORT Epsilon Theta Lambda (Hamilton, Bermuda — #219) NO REPORT
Asia (Area IV) Iota Epsilon Lambda (Saigon-Long Binh, South Vietnam — #506) NO REPORT NEW ENGLAND (DISTRICT I I ) Director McKinley Hackett 126 Union Street, Bldg. 2, # 8 Westfield, MA 01085
Kappa Delta (U of Connecticut — #423) Curtis T. Walker (P) U of Connecticut Ellsworth Hall Storrs, CT 06268 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Sigma Lambda (Hartford — #161) R Lee Scott (P) 128 Fulton Street New Britain, CT 06051
Massachusetts (Area I)
N E W YORK STATE (DISTRICT I I I ) Director Clifford R. Clemmons 221-25 Manor Rd. Queens Village, NY 11427 Western New York State (Area 1) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Epsilon (U of Buffalo NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Rho Lambda (Buffalo —#116) Frank Brown (P) 162 Pheasant Run N. Tonawanda, NY 14220
Alpha Kappa (Metropolitan — #32) INACTIVE
Eta Alpha Lambda INew Haven — #256) NO REPORT
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Gamma Lambda (Boston — #214) James T. Howard (CS) 104 Greenwood Street Boston. MA 02121
Eta Rho Lambda (Rochester — #271) Charles Champion (P) 342 Bridgewood Street Rochester, NY 14612
Rhode Island (Area Ml)
* Theta lota Lambda (Springfield — #286) Dr. Gerard B. Cutting (P) 6 Wilkin Drive Longmeadow, MA 01106 Connecticut (Area II) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta (Yale U — #6) NO REPORT
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Alpha Gamma (Brown U — #25) Kent 0. Lollis (CS) P.O. Box 1167 —Brown U Providence, Rl 02912
New Hampshire (Area IV) Theta Zjta (Dartmouth College — #381) Michael A. Carter (VP) Hinman Box 5024 — DC Hanover, NH 03755
Eta Theta Lambda (Wyandance — #263) NO REPORT Central New York State (Area II) COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Delta Zeta (Syracuse U — #94) Sylvester Johnson (S) 104 — Dellplain Hall — SU Syracuse, NY 13210 Alpha (Cornell U NO REPORT
2008 Virginia Road Los Angeles, CA 90016 B. Andrew Rose* Charles H. Wesley 1824 Taylor Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20011 Rayford W. Logan 2001 Veazey Terrace, N.W. No. 326 Washington, DC 20008 Belford V. Lawson, Jr. 1140 Connecticut Ave., N.W. No. 505 Washington, DC 20036 A. Maceo Smith 4557 Shady Hill Dallas, TX 75229 Frank L Stanley, Sr. * Myles A. Paige 4124 KenwayAve., Los Angeles, CA 90008 William H. Hale* T. Winston Cole 124 S.W. 23rd Gainesville, FL 32601 Lionel H. Newsom Central State University Gainesville, FL 32601 Ernest N. Morial 1101 Harrison Avenue New Orleans, LA 70122
ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Kappa Lambda (Syracuse — #511) NO REPORT * lota Theta Lambda (Endicott — #509) Eugene W. Sharpe, III (P) P.O. Box 232 Endicott, NY 13760
Zeta Phi Lambda (Stamford — #253) David A. Austin (P) 29 Quintard Terrace Stamford, CT 06902
COLLEGE CHAPTERS ' Sigma (Metropolitan — #17) Dennis Hinson 200 Bay State Rd, Rm. #401 Boston, MA 02215
PAST GENERAL PRESIDENTS Moses Melvin Morrison* Roscoe C Giles* Frederick Miller Drawer " M " Mound Bayou, MS 38762 Charles H. Garvin* Henry L Dickason* Henry Arthur Callis* Howard H. Long* W. A. Pollard* Daniel D. Fowler* L L McGee* S. S. Booker* Raymond W. Cannon
Northeast New York State
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Kappa Zeta (Utica College — #425) Joseph Jones (S) Room 354 — South Hall Utica College Utica, NY 13502
ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota lota lambda (Rome — #510) NO REPORT
Theta Chi Lambda (Schenectady — #298) NO REPORT * Beta Pi lambda (Albany — #159) Edward F. Kennell (S) 5595 Depot Rd. Altamont, NY 12009
"Hudson Valley" (Area IV) ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Kappa Upsilon Lambda [Mid-Hudson Valley — #540) Adedokin A. Oshoniyi (A) 16 Crossway Road Beacon. NY 12508
* Delta Mu Lambda (Montclair— #199) James H. Allen (P) 495 E. 29th Street Peterson, NJ 07514
Eta Chi Lambda (Nyack — #276) NO REPORT
* Alpha Alpha Lambda (Newark — #123) Arthur C. Williams (S) 158 Lincoln St. Montclair. NJ 07042
Eta Zeta Lambda [New Rochelle — #261) NO REPORT
Beta Alpha Lambda (Jersey City — #145) NO REPORT
New York City I Metropolitan)
Central New Jersey (Area Ml (Area V)
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Eta (Metropolitan — # 7 ) NO REPORT Zeta Eta (Columbia U — #338) Stephen C. Walker (CS1) 534 W. 114th Street New York, NY 10025 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Gamma Lambda (New York — #125) Connie Miller IP) 282 Convent Avenue New York, NY. 10031 ' Kappa Xi Lambda (New York — #536) Lock Box 724 FDR. Station New York, NY 10022 Brooklyn and Long Island, New York (Area VI) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Chi (City of Brooklyn — #308) NO REPORT Theta Epsilon (Adelphi U — #380) NO REPORT Kappa Rho (C.W. Post College — #435) Oliver Davis (A) Box 393 — CWP Center of LIU Greenvale, NY 11548 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma lota Lambda (Brooklyn-Long Island — #175) Homer Gillis (S) 68 Virginia Avenue Hempstead, NY 11550 Zeta Zeta Lambda (St. Albans — #239) Theodore N. Collins P.O. Box 8 Cambria, NY 11211
NEW JERSEY (DISTRICT IV) Director Elbert C. Wisner 300 Lincoln Dr., Colonial Terr. Ocean, NJ 07112 Northern New Jersey (Hudson)
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Iota Rho (Newark College of Engineering — #413) Beniamin Tarver (S) P 0. Box 143 Newark, NJ 07101 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Theta Lambda (Teaneck — #531) NO REPORT
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta iota (Rutgers U — #97) NO REPORT
Central Pennsylvi (Area 111 COLLEGE CHAPT Gamma Nu (Pennsylvania State I NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Theta Lambda (Harrisburg — #241) NO REPORT Eastern Pennsylvania (Area I I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Psi (West Chester State College — #353) Horace Williams (P) Box 3093 — WCSU West Chester, PA 19380
lota lota (Trenton State College — #406) Burgess Harrison (OS) 21 East Pearl Street Danbury, CT 06810
• Nu (Lincoln U — # 11) Edward L. Vaughn (S) 1213 Wissler St. Clarksdale, MS 38614
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Nu Lambda (Plainlield — #245) NO REPORT
• Psi (U of Pennsylvania — #22) Steven Stephenson (S) 1221 South 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19146
* Theta Psi Lambda (Somerset — #299) Ronald Livingston ICS) 116 Livingston Ave., Apt. 4-G New Brunswick, NJ 08902
ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Rho (Philadelphia — #16) William Ross (P) Park City West • Apt. 171 3900 Ford Road Philadelphia, PA 19151
Zeta lota Lambda (Trenton — #242) James Davis. Jr. (S) 70 Tyler Drive Willmgboro, NJ 08046 Coastal New Jersey (Area I I I ) ALJMNI CHAPTERS Kappa lota Lambda (Burlington County — #532) Kenneth Baylock (CS) 15 Edge Lane Willmgboro. NJ 08046 ' Zeta Epsilon Lambda (Red Bank — #238) James W. Brown (S) 1603 Bangs Ave. Asbury Park, NJ 07712 ' Alpha Theta Lambda (Atlantic City — #130) Lawrence L Stroud (S) 805 S. Broad Street Pleasantville, NJ 08232
PENNSYLVANIA (DISTRICT V) Director Frank Devine 6202 Washington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143
Z3ta Omicron Lambda (Philadelphia — #247) Charles L. Keels (P) 6121 Carpenter Street Philadelphia, PA 19143
DELAWARE. MARYLAND & D.C. (DISTRICT VI) Director Thomas R. Hunt 9 Rickover Court Annapolis, MO 21401 Delaware (Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Sigma (Delaware State College — #83) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Zeta Rho Lambda (Dover — #249) Frederick J. Franklin (ES) 138 Bertrand Drive Dover, DE 19901 ' Gamma Theta Lambda (Wilmington —#174) James A. Gray (P) P.O. Box 1622 Wilmington. DE 19899
(Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS • Omicron (U of Pittsburgh — #14) Glenn Leroy Hodge (P) Box 1594, 3955 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Beta Lambda (Erie — #525) NO REPORT ' Alpha Omicron Lambda (Pittsburgh — #1361 Wilbur C. Douglas, Jr. (SI 6521 Deary Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206
ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Kappa Phi Lambda (Columbia — #543) Melvin Blanheim (AS) 9628 Basket Ring Road Columbia, MD 21045
COLLEGE CHAPTERS ' Beta Alpha (Morgan State College — #45) Alan V Poulson IP) 2318 Koko Lane Biltimore, MD 21216 ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Alpha Lambda (Aberdeen — #502) Francis H, Harris (CS) P.O. Box 205 Aberdeen, MD 21001 ' Delta Lambda (Baltimore — #104) Joseph Yates (IP) 3201 Clifton Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215
Southern Virginia (Area I I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Tau (St. Paul's Polytecnic — #305) NO REPORT
Maryland Eastern (Area IV) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Nu (U of Maryland-Eastern Shore — #100) NO REPORT Eta Zeta (Bowie State College — #359) NO REPORT
* Delta Nu Lambda (Danville — #200) Robert G. Neals (S) Rte. 3, Box 425 Danville, VA 24541
* Eta Eta Lambda (Annapolis) Thomas R. Hunt (P) P.O. Box 694 Annapolis, MD 21404 Washington, D.C. (Area V)
'Omicron Lambda Alpha [Washington, D.C. — #500) Phillip N. Orticke, Jr. (P) 14436 Astrodome Dr. Silver Spring, MD 20906
(DISTRICT VII) Director George H. Johnson 3300 Lamb Avenue Richmond, VA 23222 Blue Ridge North (Area I I COLLEGE CHAPTERS ' Iota Alpha (Washington & Lee U — #398) John W. Evans (SI P.O. Box 1120 Lexington, VA 24450 " lota Beta IU ol Virginia — #399) Thomas Jeffrey Fields (CS) PO. Box 83 X NCMB Station Charlottesville, VA 22903
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Omicron Lambda (Lawrenceville — #225) Ernest L. Morse ((CS) P.O. Box 595 South Hill, VA 23970 " lota Tau Lambda (Charlotte Court House — #519) Claude Miller IP) P.O. Box 208 Charlotte CH, VA 23923
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Omicron Lambda (Princess Anne — #203) NO REPORT
ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Mu Lambda (Washington, D.C. — #111) Otis C. Davenport (S) 1342 Ritchie PL, N.E. Washington, DC 20017
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Theta lota ((Virginia Polytechnic — #384) Roger Waller (CS) P.O. Box 346 Blacksburg, VA 24060
Gamma Nu Lambda (Lynchburg —#178) NO REPORT
Kappa Epsilon Lambda (Landover — #528) Silas A. Butler, Jr. (P) Box 2188 — Capital Plaza Dr. Hyattsville. MD 20784
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta (Howard U — #2) Eddie Mason, III (CS) Box 506 — Howard University Washington, DC 20009
Blue Ridge South (Area I I )
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Kappa Lambda (Roanoke — #132) Walter N. Atkinson 911 Staunton Ave, N.W. Roanoke, VA 24017
* lota Upsilon Lambda (Silver Spring — #520) Lamar Stroud (CS) P 0. Box 2233 Silver Spring, MD 20902
VIRGINIA Maryland North (Area II)
Maryiana aouinwesrlArea I I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Iota Zeta (U of Maryland — #403) Jeremiah Montague, Jr. (RS) Box 259 — College Pk. P.O. College Park, MD 20740
Zeta Upsilon Lambda (South Boston — #252) NO REPORT Northern Virginia (Area IV) ALUMNI CHAPTERS Theta Rho Lambda (Arlington — #293) Clarence P. Halstead (P) 2608 18th Street, S. Arlington, VA 22204 Central Virginia (Area V) COLLEGE CHAPTERS ' Gamma (Virginia Union U — #3) John Toney P. O. Box 893 Richmond, VA 23220 ' Theta Rho (Virginia Commonwealth U — #391) Earl Johnson (T) 804 W. Lancaster Road Richmond, VA 23222 ' Beta Gamma (Virginia State College — #47) Charles H. Lewis (S) P.O. Box 33 Petersburg, VA 23803 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Beta Gamma Lambda (Richmond — #147) C A. Pennington (S) 3212 Griffin Avenue Richmond, VA 23222 * Nu Lambda (Petersburg — #112) W. Clinton Pettus (S) Box 33-VSC Petersburg, VA 23803
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Tidewater North (Area VI) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma lota (Hampton Institute — #75) Shedrick C. Lowndes, Jr. (CS) 104 Moton Hall Hampton Institute, VA 23668 Kappa Pi (Willi,™ & Mary — #434) Timothy E. Allmond (S) c/o Box 7042 —Campus P.O.— WMC Williamsburg, VA 23186 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Delta Beta Lambda (Hampton — #190) Samuel Massenberg (P) 1454 Todds Lane. Apt. A-38 Hampton, VA 23666 Zeta Lambda (Newport News — #106) Claude N. Carter (CS) 12 Suburban Pkwy. Hampton, VA 23661 Tidewater South (Area VII) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Pi (Norfolk State College — #324) Samuel C. Gregory (P) Box 2033 — NSC Norfolk, VA 23504 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Phi Lambda (Norfolk — #142) Arnell Burrus (P) 340 Fernwood Farms Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23324 * Epsilon lota Lambda (Suffolk — #220) Leon N. Harris (S) 5548 Greenwood Rd. Suffolk, VA 23437 ' Epsilon Nu Lambda (Portsmouth — #223) Charles H. Taylor, Jr. (P) 1409 Carson Cresant, West Portsmouth, VA 23701
MIDWEST ILLINOIS ( C e n t r a l ) Director William Ridgeway, Ph.D. Department of Zoology Eastern Illinois U Charleston, IL 61920 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Tau (U of Illinois — #18) Terrence A. Young (P) Box 2062 - Station A Champaign, IL 61820 ' Epsilon Kappa (Bradley U — #319) Ralph Buck (P) 1003 North Elmwood Peoria. IL 61606 ' Zeta Nu (Eastern Illinois U — #343) David Hicks (DP) 1403 A St. Charleston, IL 61920 Eta Tau (Illinois State U — #371) Timothy Walker (P) c o ISU Student Association 225 N. University Box 36 Normal, IL 61761 ' Theta Omicron (Millikin U — #3891 Charles Jones, Jr. (A) 715 E. Clay St. Decatur, IL 62521
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ALUMNI CHAPTERS Omicron Lambda Beta (Champaign — #501) Oliver Mack (ES) 1591A Arnold Drive Rantoul, IL 61866 Kappa Pi Lambda (Peoria — #538) Frederick Lewis (AS) 5012 N. Mansfield Dr. Peoria. IL 61614
Director Ronald McBride 8828 S. Cornell Chicago, Illinois 60617 COLLEGE CHAPTERS • Theta (Metropolitan — # 8) Linn Rodgers (T) 1311 S. Millard Ave. Chicago, IL 60623 Alpha Mu (Northwestern U — #33) Aldore D. Collier (S) 3231 Sheridan Rd. — Box 309 Evanston, IL 60201 " Epsilon Phi (Northern Illinois U — #329) Michael S. Hill (S) 1120 Varsity, Apt. 233 DeKalb, IL 60115 ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Xi Lambda (Chicago— #113) Charles A. Johnson (CS) 8051 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60619 Zeta Xi Lambda (Evanston — #246) Theodore M. Harding (P) 1717 Greenwood St. Evanston, IL 60201 Theta Mu Lambda (Joliet — #288) NO REPORT
ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Delta Epsilon Lambda (East St. Louis — #193) Frank T. Lyerson (ES) 1601 Market Street E. St. Louis, IL 62207
INDIANA Director Robert McGhee 3410 West 58th St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 COLLEGE CHAPTERS • Gamma Eta (Indiana U — #73) Keith Smith (P) 700 East 8th St. Bloomington, IN 47401 * Gamma Rho (Purdue — #82) Sylvester Barnes (P) 613 Waldron St. West Lafayette, IN 47906 Zeta Rho (Indiana State — #347) Milton A. Dumas (P) 727 N. 8th Terre Haute, IN 47807 • Theta Xi (Ball State U. — #388) John Pearson (S) Box 388-BSU Muncie, IN 47306 * lota Theta (Calumet College — 405) Johnny Isbell (S) 4935 Larkspur Dr. East Chicago, IN 46312 ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' lota Lambda (Indianapolis — #109) Leon Bradford (CS) P.O. Box 88181 Indianapolis, IN 46208 ' Gamma Rho Lambda (Gary — #182) Everett S. Palmer (S) 634 E. 21st Ave. Gary, IN 46407
lota Delta Lambda (Chicago — #505) NO REPORT
Theta Xi Lambda (South Bend — #290) INACTIVE
Kappa Chi Lambda (Waukegan — #544) George H. Dillard (CS) 804 Oakley Waukegan. IL 60085
' Theta Upsilon Lambda (Fort Wayne — #296) Ernest P. Lavender (S) P.O. Box 5076 Fort Wayne, IN 46825
' Mu Alpha Lambda (Dekalb #546) Donald J. Wilson (S) 135 N. Mayfield Apt. "C" Chicago, IL 60644
' Kappa Rho Lambda (Evansville — #539) James Landers (AS) 714 Bayard Park Drive Evansville, IN 47713
Mu Delta Lambda [Springfield — #549) Milton P. Johnson (A) 1801 Seven Pines Road Springfield, IL 62704
Director A. Wendell Wheadon, Esq. 310 N. 10th Street — Suite 100 East Saint Louis, IL 62201 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Eta (Southern Illinois U. —#51) Darold Tucker (P) P.O Box 1002 Carbondale, IL 62901 •Eta Eta (Western Illinois U — #360) Kenneth S. Tucker (CS) 941 Wetzel Hall • W.I.U. Macomb, IL 61455 ' lota Pi (SIU Edwardsville — #412) Kevin R Harper (S) Branch P.O. Box 1559 Edwardsville, IL 62025
COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Upsilon (U of Kansas — #19) Dexter White (P) Box 2158 Kansas City, Mo. 66044
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Epsilon (U of Michigan — #5) Gerald Appling (S) 340 S. Division St. Ann Arbor, Ml 48104
* Gamma Chi (Kansas State College — #87) Reginald D. Hansbrough (P) 2023 S. Elm • Apt. "C" Pittsburg, KS 66762
Alpha Upsilon (Wayne State — #41) Clarence Osley, Jr. (P) 1403 Deacon Detroit, Ml 48217
Delta Mu (Wichita State U — #99) NO REPORT Epsilon Omicron (Washburn U — #323) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Oelta Eta Lambda (Topeka — #195) P. J. Williams (P) 3107 Illinois Topeka. KS 66605 ' Eta Beta Lambda (Wichita — #257) George F. Williams (P) 2614 N. Fairmont Wichita, KS 67220
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Theta (Iowa State U — #30) NO REPORT Alpha Nu (Drake U — #34) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Kappa Lambda (Des Moines — #243) Paul V. Best (CS) 1333 30th St. Des Moines. IA 50311
KANSAS Director Richard Marshall 1014 Mississippi Lawrence, KS 66044
Epsilon Eta (Eastern Michigan U — #316) NO REPORT Epsilon Xi (Western Michigan U — #322) NO REPORT Zeta Beta (Ferris State — #333) Gary Taylor (P) Rankin Center Box 4 — FSC Big Rapids, Ml 49307 Zeta Delta (Northern Michigan U — #335) NO REPORT
Director Langston D. Smith 1860 B Arundel Drive Lexington, KY 40505
* Eta Xi (U of Detroit — #366) Don Smith (P) 2417 Highland Detroit, Ml 48206
COLLEGE CHAPTERS ' Alpha Pi (U of Louisville — #37) Danny R. Penick (P) Box 1120 Louisville, KY 40208
Theta Tau (General Motors Institute — #393) Harry L. Alston, Jr. (S) 3495 Apt. 4 Court Circle Dr. Flint, Ml 48502
Beta Mu (Kentucky State U — #55) Gregory F. King (P) 330 MoCullin Hall — KSU Frankfort, KY 40601
* lota Epsilon (Grand Valley — #402) Paul R. Harvey (P) 41 Buckley St. Grand Rapids, Ml 49503
* Epsilon Chi (U of Kentucky — #330) Desni Brannon (P) Box 379 - U of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506
ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Gamma Lambda (Detroit — #103) Ivan L. Cotman (S) 20141 Mclntyre Detroit, Ml 48219
Zeta Omicron (Murray State U — #345) NO REPORT ' Eta Rho (Western Kentucky U — #369) Leo Fain (P) 321 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY 42101 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Lambda (Louisville — #101) NO REPORT
IOWA Director Everett A. Mays P.O. Box 533 Des Moines, IA 50302
' Gamma Tau (Michigan State U — #84) Hugh S. Hatten (P) P.O. Box 466-MSU East Lansing, Ml 48823
* Alpha Beta Lambda (Lexington — #124) Langston Smith (P) c/o Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter P. 0. Box 1248 Lexington, KY 40507
* Epsilon Upsilon Lambda (Flint — #230) William A. Tipper (P) 912 East Wellington Ave. Flint, Ml 48503 Eta Nu Lambda (Grand Rapids — #267) NO REPORT * Theta Zeta Lambda (Ann Arbor — #283) Milton P. Brown IP) 2767 Page Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 lota Rho Lambda (Pontiac — #517) NO REPORT lota Phi Lambda (Muskegon Heights — #521) NO REPORT
* Gamma Beta Lambda (Frankfort — #168) Dr. William W. Bearden IS) Box 7 Kentucky State University Frankfort, KY 40601
' lota Chi Lambda (Saginaw — #522) James Gaddis (P) 4028 Wisner Saginaw, Ml 48601
Gamma Epsilon Lambda (Hopkmsville — #171) NO REPORT
* Kappa Delta Lambda (East Lansing— #527) Kirby Kirksey (S) 227 S. Case Hall — MSU East Lansing. Ml 48824
MICHIGAN Director William A. Tipper 912 E. Wellington Flint, Ml 48503
' Kappa Psi Lambda (Kalamazoo — #545) Wilford Miner (AS) 1108 Bridge Kalamazoo, Ml 49001
MINNESOTA Director James Beard 4109 Portland Ave., South Minneapolis, MN 55407 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Mu (U of Minnesota — #11) INACTIVE ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Xi Lambda (Minneapolis — #179) Ellis F. Bullock, Jr. (P) 7710 Tessman Dr. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Director Ronald E. Smiley 1562 Mendall St. Louis, MO 63130
Epsilon Psi (U of Missouri — #331) Terry 0. Logan (P) Hwy 63 £ Elm Rolls. MO 65401 ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Epsilon Lambda (St. Louis — #105) John R. Pope (CS) 1269 Hodiamont Ave. St. Louis, MO 63112 Epsilon Eta Lambda (Charleston — #218) Booker T. Robinson (S) Rt. # 1 , Box 214 Mounds, IL 62964
Director Edward Wilkerson 1413 Chestnut Jefferson City, MO 65101 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha Psi (Lincoln U — #44) Paul Best 522 E. Atchinson Jefferson City, MO 65101 Zeta Alpha (U of Missouri — #332) Clifford L. Hubly (A) 100 Read Hall — U of Missouri Columbia, MO 65201 ' lota Xi (Northeast Missouri — #410) Leon Price (S) Dobson Hall-Rm. #300 N.M.S.U. Kirksville, MO 63501 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Beta Zeta Lambda (Jefferson City — #150) Clyde K. Phillips, Jr. (P) 1409 Chestnut St. Jefferson City, MO 65101
Director Jimmie Bufford 3202V4 Brighton, # 2 0 Kansas City. MO 64128 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Delta Rho (U of Missouri — #303) Darryl R. Matthews (VP) 5100 Rockhill Rd. Box 12 Kansas City, MO 64130 * Zeta Gamma (Central Missouri — #334) Frank Hinkle, Jr. (CS) 153 Knox Hall Warrensburg, MO 64093
NEBRASKA Director (To be appointed) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Beta (U of Nebraska — #46) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Beta Xi Lambda (Omaha — #157) Alfred B. Grice (S) 3222 North 24 Street Omaha, NE 68110
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha Eta (St. Louis — #29) David Brown (S) Box 54-Lmdenwood College, II St. Charles, MO 63301
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Lambda (Kansas City — #102) Jimmie L. Buford (P) 9807 Smalley Avenue Kansas City, MO 64134
Director Joseph Hill 934 Hartford Ave. Akron, OH 44320 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Pi (Cleveland State/ Western Reserve — #40) Kermit Ralph Henderson (P) 1852 Alvason Road East Cleveland, OH 44112 * Alpha Tau (U of Akron) — #40) Michael Hughes 806 Euclid Ave. Akron, OH 44307 * Epsilon Delta (Kent State U — #313) A. Haywood (P) Kent State U Moulton Hall Kent, OH 44240 lota Phi (Mt. Union College — #417) Howard Ward (S) 330 Vincent Blvd. Alliance, OH 44601 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Rho Lambda (Youngstown — #160) NO REPORT * Delta Alpha Lambda (Cleveland — #189) Andrew A. Venable, Jr. (CS) 3615 Lindholm Road Shaker Heights, OH 44120 * Eta Tau Lambda (Akron — #273) Edwin L. Parms (CS) 1908 # 1 Cascade Plaza Akron, OH 44308
OHIO (Central) Director William Nelson, Ph.D. 2572 Burnaby Dr. Columbus, OH 43209 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Kappa (Ohio State U — #10) Paul T. Venable, II (CS) 1555 Franklin Park South Columbus, OH 43205 Phi (Ohio U — #20) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Rho Lambda (Columbus — # 1 3 8 ) Clayton N. Hicks, 0.0. (ES) P.O. Box 6821 Columbus, OH 43205 Z:ta Delta Lambda (Springfield — #237) William Simpson IP) 667 Omar Circle Yellow Springs, OH 45387
O H I O (Northern)
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Epsilon Alpha (U of Toledo — #310) Tim Miles (S) 941 Lincoln Ave. Toledo, OH 43607 * Epsilon Theta (Bowling Green U — #317) John M. Gore (CS) 218 Otfenhauer West Bowling Green, OH 43402 ALUMNI CHAPTERS " Alpha Xi Lambda (Toledo — #135) Cyrus Lawyer (P) 3805 Ben Lomond Court Toledo, OH 43607 ' Kappa Mu Lambda (Lorain — #534) Jerry 0. Ledbetter (A) 2810 Packard Drive Lorain, OH 44055
lota Nu (U of Alabama — #409) LeRoy A. Simmons, Jr. (P) 918 3rd Street, West Birmingham, AL 35204 * Kappa Alpha (U of Alabama — #420) Ben Winston (A) 4116 19th Place Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Gamma Delta Lambda (Beckley — #170) INACTIVE
WISCONSIN Director Hoyt Harper 6015 Calumet Road Milwaukee, Wl 53223
* Kappa Gamma (U of North Alabama — #422) Emmitt Jimmar (A) 408 S. Atlanta Avenue Sheffield, AL 35660
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Epsilon (U of Wisconsin — #71) Reginald Stone (P) Memorial Union — Mail Box 508 800 Langdon Street Madison, Wl 53706
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Omicron Lambda (Birmingham — #114) James Pharris (P) 35 20th Ave. Birmingham, AL 35205
Epsilon Tau (U of Wise-Mil. Branch — #327) NO REPORT
O H I O (Southwest) Director Clarence Frazier 1145 Wionna Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45224 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Xi (Wilberforce U — #13) Isiah Smith (P) Box 151 Wilberforce, OH 45384 * Alpha Alpha (U of Cincinnati — #23) Irving S. Moses, Jr. (P) 632 Calhoun Hall U of C Cincinnati, OH 45221 Gamma Theta IU of Dayton — #74) NO REPORT Delta Xi (Central State U — #300) NO REPORT ' Delta Upsilon (Miami U — #306) Owen Latimore (P) c/o E.0.0. Bishop Hall-Miami U Oxford, OH 45056 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Th:ta Lambda (Dayton — #108) Edward L. White (P) 5211 Big Bend Dr. Dayton, OH 45427 * Chi Lambda (Wilberforce — #121) Thomas E. Kelley
Box 132 Director RoDert Stubblefield 915 Loch Lomond Ave. Toledo, OH 43607
Alpha lota Lambda (Charleston — #131) John E. Scott (S) P.O. Box 303 Institute, WVA 25112
Wilberforce, OH 45384 ' Delta Gamma Lambda (Cincinnati — #191) Otis Cargill (P) 806 Burns Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45215
WEST VIRGINIA Director Douglas Miller, Esq. P.O. Box 261 Institute, WVA 25112 COLLEGE CHAPTERS ' Alpha Zeta (West Virginia State — #28) Jerry 0. Saunders (P) Box 28WVSC Institute, WVA 25112 * B:ta Theta IBIuefield State — #52) Adolphus Young, Jr. (A)
Zeta lota (U of Wisconsin — #340) NO REPORT Eta Beta (Wisconsin State — #355) NO REPORT Eta Pi (Wisconsin State U — #368) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTER * Delta Chi Lambda (Milwaukee — #210) Taft E. Benson (S) 2815 W. Ranch Road 116N Mequon, Wl 53092
SOUTH ALABAMA Director W. Mingo Clark 2026 Winchester Rd. Huntsville, AL 35810 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha Beta (Talladega College — #24) James P. Gleason (P) Talladega College Talladega, AL 35160 Beta Upsilon (Alabama State U — #63) Ronnie G. Jones (S) P 0. Box 28-ASU Montgomery, AL 36101 Gamma Kappa (Miles College — #76) Joe W. Carter (P) Box 177 Miles College Birmingham, AL 35208 * Gamma Phi (Tuskegee Institute — #86) Roderick L. Green (CS) P.O. Box 36 Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088 Delta Gamma (Alamaba A&M College — #91) NO REPORT * Epsilon Nu (Stillman College — #321) Henry Billups (S) 4231 Stillman College Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Bluefield, WVA 24701 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Zeta Lambda (Bluefield — #128) NO REPORT
Theta Delta (U of South Alabama — #379) Seymour A. Irby, III IP) 5920 Waringwood Drive Mobile, AL 36608
* Alpha Nu Lambda (Tuskegee Institute — #134) Dr. Steve Goldsberry (P) 107 Fuller St. Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088 Alpha Upsilon Lambda (Montgomery— #141) William M. Minter (P) 1001 Pelham Street Montgomery, AL 36104 Beta Omicron Lambda (Mobile — #158) NO REPORT * Delta Theta lambda (Normal — #196) Cleophas Haywood (CS) 5007 Lyngail Drive Huntsville, AL 35810 Delta Pi Lambda (Selma — #204) John D. Taylor (CS) 1821 Legrande St. Selma, AL 36701 * Delta Phi Lambda (Tuscaloosa — #209) Eddie R. Johnson (S) Box 4902 - Stillman College Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 * Epsilon Delta Lambda (Talladega — #2151 Harold Washington (CS) 1515-Cobb Street Anniston, AL 36201 Theta Alpha Lambda (Gadsden — #278) NO REPORT Theta Gamma Lambda (Dothan — #280) NO REPORT * Kappa Nu Lambda (Leighton — #535) 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 U — #56) Andrew A. Dixon (P) P.O. Box 598 — FAMU Tallahassee, FL 32307 Delta Beta (Bethune-Cookman — #90) NO REPORT
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* Delta Psi (Florida Memorial College — #309) Roger Cherry (VP) 15800 NW42nd Avenue Miami, FL 33054
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * lata (Morris Brown College — # 9 ) Phillip Walker 1935 Alison Court, Apt. H-13 Atlanta, GA 30311
* Epsilon Beta Lambda (Macon — #213) Joseph D. Lindsey (S) 2941 Malibu Dr. Macon, GA 31201
*Eta Delta (U of Miami — #357) Lemuel Rosier (VP) Apt. 43 F • U of Miami Coral Gables, FL 33146
* Alpha Rho (Morehouse College — #38) James E. Thompson (CS) P.O. Box 165-MC Atlanta, GA 30314
* Eta lota Lambda (Athens — #264) Hugh Goodrum (CS) P.O. Box 902 Athens, GA 30601
Theta Gamma (U of South Florida — #378) NO REPORT Theta Sigma (U of Florida — =392) NO REPORT lota Delta (Florida State U — #401) Kelvin R, Davis (P) U0 Box 6032 — FSU Tallahassee, FL 32313 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Upsllon Lambda (Jacksonville — =119) NO REPORT " Beta Beta Lambda (Miami — #146) Franklin Clark (S) 2335 N.W. 85th Miami, FL 33147 'Beta Delta Lambda (Daytona Beach — #148) Theo R. Nicholson, Sr. (P) 1077 North Street Daytona Bch., FL 32014 Gamma Zeta Lambda (Tampa — #172) NO REPORT Gamma Mu Lambda (Tallahassee — #177) NO REPORT Delta Delta Lambda (W. Palm Beach — # 1 9 2 ) NO REPORT " Delta Xi Lambda (Orlando — #202) Ernest C. Goodman (CS) 3400 West Church Street Orlando, FL 32805 Epsilon Mu Lambda (Pensacola — #222) NO REPORT Epsilon Pi Lambda (Ocala — #226) William E. Jackson (S) 1822 S.W. 4th Street Ocala, FL 32670 * Zeta Alpha Lambda (Ft. Lauderdale — #234) Benjamin F. Lampkin, Jr. (P) 1400 Northwest Sixth Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 Eta Kappa Lambda (Ft. Pierce — #265) Havert L. Fenn (S) P.O. Box 1271 Ft. Pierce, FL 33450 ' Theta Eta Lambda (St. Petersburg — #284) Alfred B. Williams 2534 22nd Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33407 • lota Beta Lambda (Cocoa — #503) J. Albert Diggs, Jr. (S) 1725 Country Club Drive Titusville. FL 32780 • lota Pi Lambda (Miami — #516) John Pittman (S) P.O. Box 57023 Miami, FL 33157
GEORGIA Director Lorenzo Mann 4554 Moline Avenue Columbus, GA 31903
' Alpha Phi (Clark College — #42) Jerry Stallworth (P) Brawley Hall-Clark College Atlanta, GA 30314
Theta Nu Lambda (LaGrange — #289) Oliver N. Greene (S) 712 Pyracantha Drive LaGrange, GA 30240
Gamma Zeta (Ft. Valley State — #72) lohnny Mitchell (CS) P.O. Box 326 Fort Valley, GA 31030
lota Gamma Lambda (Brunswick— #504) Thomas P. Williams (S) 1716 Albany St. Brunswick, GA 31520
* Delta Oelta (Albany State — #92) E. Charles Thomas (P) P.O. Box 257 • ASC Albany, GA 31705
' Kappa Tau Lambda (Valdosta — #541) Dr. Lafayette W. Williams (A) 415 S. Ashley Street Valdosta, GA 31061
Delta Eta (Savannah State College — #95) J, B. Clemmons (A) Savannah State College Registrar's Office Savannah, GA 31404 * Zeta Mu (Georgia State U — #342) Henry Phillips (P) 1649 Terry Mill Rd, S.E. Atlanta, GA 30317 ' Zeta Pi (U of Georgia — #346) Roosevelt Sanders (S) 119-1 Ashley Circle Athens, GA 30601 * Eta Alpha (Paine College— #354) Anthony Campbell (S) 1235 15th Street Augusta. GA 30901 Theta Beta (Columbus College — #377) Michael D. Ivey (DOP) 736 Wright Drive Columbus, GA 31907 ' lota Eta (Mercer U. #404) Charles D. Eaddy (S) P.O. Box 393-Mercer U Macon, GA 31207 ALUMNI CHAPTERS " Eta Lambda (Atlanta — #107) Nathaniel C. Veale, Jr. (CS) P.O. Box 92576 Atlanta, GA 30314 * Alpha Chi Lambda (Augusta — #143) James Paschal (VP) P. 0. Box 5261 Augusta, GA 30906 Beta Phi Lambda (Savannah— #164) E. G. Miller, Sr. (CS) P.O. Box 1361 Savannah, GA 31402 Gamma Umicron Lambda (Albany — #180) NO REPORT Gamma Sigma Lambda (Ft. Valley— #183) NO REPORT ' Delta lota Lambda (Columbus — #197) Lorenzo R. Mann (S) 4554 Moline Ave. Columbus, GA 31907
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MISSISSIPPI Director John I. Hendricks, Jr. Alcorn State College Lorman, MS 39096 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Gamma Upsilon (Tougaloo College — #85) Lucas Watson (CS) Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS 39174 Delta Kappa (Alcorn State U — #98) Robert Baker (S) P.O. Box 267 — ASU Lorman, MS 39096 Delta Phi (Jackson State College — #307) Gerald Sigers (CS) Box 17177 —JSC Jackson, MS 39217 * Zeta Phi (Ms Valley State College — #351) Esper Smith (S) P.O. Box 899 Itta Bena, MS 38941 * lota Gamma (Rust College — #400) Fred Taylor (S) Rust College Holly Springs, MS 38625 * Kappa Beta (State College — #421) Clarence Christian (A) 32-1 University Village Starksville, MS 39759 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Epsilon Lambda (Jackson — #129) Or. R. W. Harrison, Jr. (S) P.O. Box 356 Yazoo City, MS 39194 Epsilon Xi Lambda (Mound Bayou — #224) NO REPORT
Mu Gamma Lambda (Hattiesburg-Laurel — #548) Howard J. Jones (A) Southern Sta. — Box 5223 Hattiesburg, MS 39401
NORTH CAROLINA Director Dr A M. Witherspoon 1025 Seabrook Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610 COLLEGE CHAPTERS ' Alpha Omicron (Johnson C. Smith University — #36] Mallory D. Felder (P) P.O. Box 785 - J.C.S.U. Charlotte, NC 28208 • Beta Epsilon (A&T State U — #49) Mack Parker (P) Box A-14 NX. A&T State U Greensburo, NC 27411 Beta Zeta (Elizabeth City State U — #50) NO REPORT * Beta lota ((Winston-Salem State U — =53) Robert G. Hedgepeth IP) P.O. Box 14318-WSSU Winston-Salem, NC 27102 * Beta Rho (Shaw U — #60) Lorenzo M. Hainsworth (P) Box 108 - Shaw U Raleigh, NC 27602 ' Gamma Beta (North Carolina Central U — =68) Dennis Levi Forbes (CS) P.O. Box 1948-NCU Durham, NC 27707
Beta Theta Lambda (Durham — #152) A.J.H. Clement, III (P) 2505 Weaver Street Durham, NC 27707 Beta Mu Lambda (Salisburg — 155) Frank R. Brown (S) P.O. Box 2212 Salisbury, NC 28144 Beta Nu Lambda (Charlotte — =156) M. A. Cochrane (P) P.O. Box 16153 Charlotte, NC 28216 Gamma Kappa Lambda (Wilmington — #176) NO REPORT ' Gamma Psi Lambda (Asheville — =188) James E. King (CS) 81 Taft Ave. Asheville, NC 23803 ' Epsilon Rho Lambda (Fayetteville — #227) Frederick Hill IP) 2509 Caldonia Circle Fayetteville, NC 28301 Epsilon Sigma Lambda (Tarboro — #228) NO REPORT * Epsilon Chi Lambda (Elizabeth City — =232) E. N. Smith (P) 8ox 102-ESU Elizabeth City, NC 27909 * Zeta Eta Lambda (Kinston — =240) B. F. Hall, Jr. (S) 1007 E. Caswell St. Kinston, NC 28501
* Gamma Mu (Livingston College — #77) Larry D. Giles Box 62-Livingston College Salisbury, NC 28144
* Eta Mu Lambda (Gastonia — #266) Joel C. Marable (S) 407 Belevedere Circle Kings Mountain, NC 28086
' Gamma Psi (St. Augustine's College — #88) Samuel McGinis P.O. Box 1117 Raleigh, NC 27611
' Theta Omicron Lambda (Goldsboro — #291) John D. Stokes (S) 306 W. Chestnut Street Goldsboro, NC 27530
* Epsilon Zeta (Fayetteville State U — #315) Howard Picett (CS) P.O. Box 1438 Fayetteville, NC 28301 ' Zeta Epsilon (Barber-Scotia College — #336) Charles C. King (S) Box 437 — BSC Concord, NC 28025 Eta Nu (East Carolina State U — #365) NO REPORT Eta Omicron (North Carolina State U — #367) Thurman L. Mcintosh (SI P.O. Box 5483-NSU Raleigh, NC 27607 ALUMNI CHAPTERS
SOUTH CAROLINA Director Peter Felder P.O. Box 41 Claflin College Orangeburg. SC 29115 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Delta (South Carolina State — #48) Nolen V. Bivens (P) Box 12 — New Men's Dorm — SCSC Orangeburg, SC 29117 Gamma Gamma (Allen U — #69) NO REPORT ' Gamma Pi (Benedict College — #81) Ernest Alexander (P) Jenkins Hall-Benedict U Columbia, SC 29204
Zeta Mu Lambda (Biloxi — #244) Mack B. Harris (CS) P.O. Box 4254 Gulfport, MS 39501
' Kappa Lambda (Greensboro — #110) George Breathett (CS) P.O. Box 21052 Greensboro, NC 27420
Eta Phi Lambda (Columbus — #2751 NO REPORT
Phi Lambda (Raleigh #120) NO REPORT
' Eta lota (Voorhees College — #362) Thurmond White (P) Battle Hall-Voorhees College Denmark, SC 29042
Theta Sigma Lambda (Lorman — #294) Wiley F. Jones (P) P.O. Box 285 - ASU Lorman. MS 39096
" Alpha Pi Lambda (Winston- Salem — #137) John P. Bond, III 726 25th Street, N.W. Winston Salem, NC 27105
Theta Nu IU of South Carolina — #387) Stewart Cummings (SI Box 84511 — Uof SC Columbia, SC 29208
Delta Alpha (Claflin U — #89) NO REPORT
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Psi Lambda (Columbia — #144) James 0. Jackson (P) P.O. Box 11466 Columbia. SC 29211 Beta Kappa Lambda (Charleston — #154) NO REPORT * Gamma Gamma Lambda (Greenville — #169) Fred W. Bostic (S) 201 Kennedy Drive Greenville, SC 29605 * Delta Zeta Lambda (Orangeburg — #194) Peter Felder (P) Claflin College Orangeburg, SC 29115 Delta Kappa Lambda (Florence — #198) Joseph E. Heyward (S) P.O. Box 384 Florence, SC 29501 * Eta Omicron Lambda (Rock Hills — #269) Gene Goggins (P) Rte. 1, Box 246A Chester, SC 29706 * Theta Pi Lambda (Bennettsville — #297) Ralph W Dupree (CS) Beauty Spot Road Bennettsville, SC 29511 * Iota Eta Lambda (Denmark — #508) NO REPORT
TENNESSEE Director Zenoch G. Adams 1024 Kellow Street Nashville, TN 37208 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Chi (Meharry Medical College — #21) Michael Shaw (P) Box 143 Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN 37208 ' Alpha Chi (Fisk U — #43) Victor G. Brown (P) Box 329 Fisk U Nashville, TN 37203 ' Beta Xi (LeMoyne-Owen College — #57) Lee Lester (P) 1607 Florida Street Memphis, TN 38109 Beta Omicron (Tennessee State U — #58) Dennis Lawson (CS) Box 149-TSU Nashville, TN 37203 * Beta Pi (Lane College — #59) Gregory Scott (P) 211 Jackson Street Jackson, TN 38301
* Kappa Eta (Memphis State U — #427) Michael R. Cox (AS) 129 Rembert Memphis, TN 38104
Kappa Kappa (U of Arkansas — #429) Everette L. Harris (P) P.O. Box 2623 — U of A Union Fayetteville, AR 72701
' Kappa Nu (Southeastern Louisiana — #431) Michael J. Riley S.L.U. Sta. P.O. Box 3917 Hammond, LA 70401
Kappa Theta (Vanderbilt U — #427) Gerald T. Washington (S) Box 5270 Station B Vanderbilt U Nashville, TN 37235
ALUMNI CHAPTERS " P i Lambda (Little Rock — #115) Acie L. Johnson (P) 2409 Howard Street Little Rock, AR 72206
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Sigma Lambda (New Orleans — #117) NO REPORT
Kappa Xi (Middle Tennessee State — #432) Bayne W. Spotwood (CS) P.O. Box 655 — MTSU Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Delta Sigma Lambda (Pine Bluff — #206) Calvin Matlock (CS) UAPB — Box 4132 Pine Bluff, AR 71601
ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Tau Lambda (Nashville — #118) Hayden E. Ballard, Jr. (CS) P.O. Box 5646 Nashville, TN 37208
Theta Tau Lambda (Helena — #295)) Willis C. Williams (P) 51 Lambert Drive West Helena, AR 72390
Psi Lambda (Chattanooga — #122) Albert M. Miller, Jr. (S) 718 Midland Pike Chattanooga, TN 37411 Alpha Delta Lambda (Memphis — #126) George D. Clark, Jr. (S) 1217 Fountain Court Memphis, TN 38106
LOUISIANA Director Ray 0. Wright 823 Atkinson Monroe, LA 71201 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Sigma (Southern U — #61) NO REPORT
* Alpha Mu Lambda (Knoxville — #133) Edward 0. Hill (P) 2643 Linden Ave. Knoxville, TN 37914
' Beta Tau (Xavier U — #62) Donzell Floyd (DE) St. Michael's Dorm New Orleans, LA 70125
Beta Upsilon Lambda (Jackson — #163) NO REPORT
• Beta Phi (Dillard U — #64) James V. Langle (S) P.O. Box 214 New Orleans, LA 70122
Kappa Zeta Lambda (Clarksville— #529) NO REPORT
SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS Director William H. Fowler 2515 Ringo Little Rock, AR 72201 COLLEGE CHAPTERS ' Beta Chi (Philander Smith College — #65) Arthur E. Hines (P) Box 530-Philander Smith College Little Rock, AR 72203 Gamma Delta (U of Ark. at Pine Bluff— #70) David Leron Walker (S) P. 0. Box 4202 • UAPB Pine Bluff, AR 71601 ' Theta Kappa (Henderson State College — #385) Johnny Harris (P) Route 1, Box 176C Gordon, AR 71743
Delta Sigma (Grambling U — #304) Ernest Williams (P) P.O. Box 200 — Grambling U Grambling, LA 71245 * Epsilon Upsilon (Southern U — #328) Edward Burkes (S) APA Fraternity • SUNO 6400 Press Drive New Orleans, LA 70126 * Zeta Xi (U of Southwest Louisiana — #344) Carol Bourgeois Box 1889-U of Southwestern Louisiana Lafayette, LA 70501 Eta Kappa (Louisiana Tech U — #363) NO REPORT Eta Chi (Northeast Louisiana — #374) Andre' Ooyal McDade (P) P.O. Box 40-NLU Monroe, LA 71201 Theta Theta (McNeese U — #383) NO REPORT
* Beta Chi Lambda (Muskogee — #165) Vernon L. Foshee (S) 725 N. Terrace Blvd. Muskogee, OK 74401
Delta Upsilon Lambda (Shreveport — #208) NO REPORT " Epsilon Kappa Lambda (Grambling — #221) Jacob T. Stewart (P) P.O. Drawer 604 Grambling, LA 71245
* Zeta Gamma Lambda (Langston — #236) Robert S. Anderson (CP) Box 778 Langston, OK 73050
Epsilon Psi Lambda (Alexandria — #233) NO REPORT
•Eta Xi Lambda (Lawton — #268) Maj. E. W. McMillan, Jr. (S) P.O. Box 1835
Zeta Chi (Bogalusa — #254) NO REPORT
Zeta Psi Lambda (Lake Charles — #255) NO REPORT
Director Roosevelt Johnson 2521 South Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215
* Eta Gamma Lambda (Lafayette — #258) Alvin Wiltz (S) 832 Begnaud Street Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 Eta Delta Lambda (Monroe — #259) Louis Pargoud (CS) 500 Jason Drive Monroe, LA 71201
Epsilon Gamma (Bishop College — #312) NO REPORT
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Kappa (Langston U — #54) Mark Davis (P) Langston U Langston, OK 73050 Epsilon Epsilon (Oklahoma State U. #314) NO REPORT Zeta Zeta (U of Oklahoma — #337) NO REPORT
Epsilon lota (U of Texas — #318) NO REPORT Epsilon Rho (Lamar Tech State College — #325) NO REPORT Epsilon Sigma (St. Mary's U — #326) Roy Washingon (CS) P.O. Box 2406 San Antonia, TX 78285 * Zeti Kappa (U of Texas) George Ellis 2111 Sun Bowl Dr., # I I 3 - A El Paso, TX 79902
Zeta Sigma (Central State U. — #348) NO REPORT Zeta Upsilon (Northeastern State College — #350) NO REPORT
* Eta Phi (U of Tennessee — #373) Joshuah L Barber 3120 Wilcox Blvd. Chattanooga, TN 37411
' Theta Psi (State College of Arkansas — #397) Walter Credit (P) Box 646 - SCA Conway, AR 72032
' Theta Chi (Northwestern State U — #396) Hilton Verrett (P) P.O. Box 5232 Natchitoches, LA 71457
' Eta Theti (East Central State College — #361) Alvin Thomson (S) P.O. Box 1734 Ada, OK 74820
* Theta Pi (Austin Peay State U — #3901 R. Briggs (CS) Hillview Hgts., Apt. C 19 Clarksville, TN 37040
Kappa lota (Southern State — #428) Ronnie L Brannon (S) Box 1355-SSC Magnolia, AR 71753
Alpha Sigma (Wiley U — #39) NO REPORT
Delta Theta (Texas Southern U #96) NO REPORT
Director Roy L. Watson 4401 North Thompson Oklahoma City, OK 73105
' Kappa Epsilon (Cameron U — #424) Melvin L. Jones (AS) P. 0. Box 6397 - Cameron U Lawton, OK 73501
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta (Huston-Tillotson College — #4) NO REPORT
Gamma Alpha (Texas College — #67) NO REPORT
* lota Xi Lambda (Opelousas — #514) Donald J. Bush (P) P.O. Box 329 Opelousas, LA 70570
• Theta Phi (Louisiana State U #395) Kenneth L. Jones 728 Desire St., Apt. 2 New Orleans, LA 70122
' Kappa Mu (Nicholls State — #430) Larry Charles (DOP) 6400 Press Drive • SUNO-SGA I New Orleans, LA 70126
* Beta Epsilon Lambda (Boley — # 1 4 9 ) L. G. Ashley (S) P.O. Box 247 Boley, OK 74829 Beta Eta Lambda (Oklahoma City— #151.' Gerald Henderson (P) P.O. Box 11105 Oklahoma City, OK 73111
* Beta lota Lambda (Baton Rouge — #153) Paul E. Waller (CS) 1654 78th Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Theta Upsilon (Arkansas State U — #394) Elder Granger IP) PO. Box 1980 State University, AR 72467
Gamma Omicron (Knoxville College — #80) Gamma Omicron Chapter 901 College St. - P.O. Box 382 Knoxville, TN 37921
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Tau Lambda (Tulsa — #140) NO REPORT
* Zeta Tau (East Texas U — #349) Edward Johnson (CS) Box SET. Station Commerce, TX 75428 * Zeta Chi (U of Texas at Arlington — #352) Marvin Mooney (CS) Box 19193-UTA Station Arlington, TX 76019 Eta Gamma (Prairie View ASM College — #356) NO REPORT
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' Eta Epsilon (North Texas State U — # 3 5 8 ) E. Vinson Brewster (P) Box 5493-N T Station Denton, TX 76203 Eta Mil (U of Houston — # 3 6 4 ) NO REPORT ' Eta Upsilon (Texas Tech U — # 3 7 2 )
' Epsilon Epsilon Lambda (Waco — = 2 1 6 ) Mason Yarbrough (P) 1809 Mahalia Drive Waco, TX 76705 Epsilon Tau Lambda (Prairie View #229) Griff W. Kendrick (FS) P.O. Box 2224 Priarie View, TX 77445
Henry Wheeler (CS) 2J301 8th
Epsilon Phi Lambda
Lubbock, TX 79409
(Port Arthur — # 2 3 1 ) NO REPORT
Eta Psi (Texas Christian U — = 3 7 5 ) NO REPORT ' Theta Alpha (Jarvis Christian College — # 3 7 6 ) Jerry E. Parker • J.C.C. Hawkins, TX 75675 Theta Mu (Sam Houston State U — # 3 8 6 ) NO REPORT lota Kappa (Paul Quinn College — # 4 0 7 ) NO REPORT Iota Mu (Stephen S. Austin State U — = 4 0 8 ) NO REPORT ' Iota Omicron (Southern Methodist U — # 4 1 1 ) Robert S. Butler (P) Box 3183-SMU Dallas, TX 75275
2334 S Good — Latimer Expressway Dallas, TX 75215 ' Beta Tau Lambda (Ft. Worth — = 1 6 2 ) John Booker, Jr. (CS) 1316 Stafford Drive Fort Worth, TX 76134 ' Gamma Eta Lambda (Austin — = 1 7 3 ) Archile E. Petit (P) ''412 Elmsgrove Drive Austin. TX 78721 Gamma Pi Lambda
(Berkeley — # 1 8 6 ) Luther R. Harris (P)
Kappa Gamma Lambda (Texarkana — # 5 2 6 ) NO REPORT ' Kappa Sigma Lambda (Killeen — Ft Hood — # 5 4 0 ) Mai Charles A. Green (P) HQ Masster CSSSP Ft. Hood. TX 76544
To be appointed ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Delta Tau Lambda (Phoenix — # 2 0 7 ) William M. Corbin (CS) 2401 W. Cherry Lynn Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85015
ARIZONA (Tucson) NEVADA Director Felix Goodwin 7065 N. Stardust Tucson. AZ 85718 COLLEGt CHAPTERS Zeta Theta (U of Arizona — # 3 3 9 ) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS
8321 E. Karolee PI. Tucson, AZ 85710
• Eta Pi Lambda (Pasadena — # 2 7 0 ) Mr. Frank A. Nicholson (P) P.O. Box 1884 Altadena, CA 91001 lota Zeta Lambda ICompton — # 5 0 7 ) Mac A. Florence (P) 4237 W. 59th Place Los Angeles, CA 90043
Eta Sigma Lambda (San Jose — # 2 7 2 ) A. Vernon Johnson (FS) 7356 Maywood Drive Pleasanton, CA 94566
Director Clifford Basfield 520 West 5th Street Stockton, CA 95206 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Theta Eta (Davis — # 3 8 2 ) Al Murray (P) 1220 5th St. # 1 3 Davis, CA 95616
Theta Pi Lambda (Las Vegas — # 2 9 2 )
CALIFORNIA (Bakersfield-Fresno A r e a ) Director William H. Day
Kappa Alpha Lambda (Monterey — # 5 2 4 ) Harold V. Manson (S) # 1 Walter Colton Drive Monterey, CA 93940 * Kappa Omicon Lambda (Valleio — # 5 3 7 ) Otha M. Green (S) 418 LaDera Dr. Vallejo. CA 94590
SAN JOSE Director Vernon -Johnson 7356 Maywood Drive Pleasanton, CA 91001 COLLEGE CHAPTER (San Jose State U — = 3 2 0 ) Jerome Cannon (S) P.O. Box 486 — SJSU San Jose, CA 95103
CALIFORNIA (Los Angeles A r e a )
866 E. Fir Fresno, CA 93710 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Beta (Fresno State College — # 3 1 1 ) Lehman 0. Walker (P) 1381 E. San Bruno — Apt. " E " Fresno, CA 93710
ALUMNI CHAPTERS (Sacramento — # 2 3 5 ) Marcus Crowder (P) P.O. Box 22261 Sacramento, CA 95831
CALIFORNIA (San Be m a d i no A r e a ) Director Kenneth Chapman 846 East Margarita St. Rialto. CA 92376
Theta Beta Lambda (Oakland — # 2 7 9 ) Michael F. Lange (DOB P.O. Box 10172 Oakland. CA 94610
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Delta (U of Southern California — # 2 6 ) Ronald K. Wortham (P) 1317 W. 137th Street Compton, CA 90222 • lota Chi (U of Redlands — # 4 1 8 ) Kenneth D. Chapman (T) 846 E. Margarita St. Rialto, CA 92376 * lota Psi (California Polytechnic U — # 4 1 9 ) Joseh Paige (S) 147 E. Golden Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90003
lota Omicron Lambda (Colorado Springs — # 5 1 5 ) NO REPORT
WASHINGTON OREGON Dewey Tuggle 1201 S. Proctor Tacoma, WA 98405 COLLEGE CHAPTERS " Alpha Xi (U of Wishington — # 3 5 ) Marcus Nelson (CS) P.O. Box 22219 Seattle, WA 98122 Beta Psi (U of Oregon — # 6 6 ) NO REPORT lota Tau (E. Washington State — # 4 1 5 ) Randy C. Allen (P) EWSC — College Box 940 Cheyney, WA 99004 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Zeta Lambda (Portland — # 2 1 7 ) NO REPORT ' Zeta Pi Lambda (Seattle — # 2 4 8 ) Wallace L. Johnson 2451 26th Ave., E Seattle, WA 98102 * lota Mu Lambda (Tacoma — # 5 1 2 ) Eugene S. Morris (S) Box 171-Fern Hill Station Tacoma, WA 98412
NEW MEXICO Director Boyd Jackson 1305 Evelyn Ct., N.E. Albuquerque, NM 85705 ALUMNI CHAPTER ' lota Psi Lambda (Albuquerque — = 5 2 3 ) Samuel E. Harris, Jr. (P) P.O. Bx. 5435 (Kirtland AFB. NM) Albuquerque, NM 87115
Director Samuel McElroy 6531 Hopedale Ct. San Diego, CA 92120 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Eta Sigma (Metropolitan — # 3 7 0 ) Samuel 0. Thomas, Jr. (P) P 0. Box 33 National City, CA 92050 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Zeta Sigma Lambda (San Diego — # 2 5 0 ) Reginald Jackson (CS) 3194 Caminito Quixote San Diego, CA 92154
Gamma Xi (U of California — = 7 9 ) NO REPORT
ALUMNI CHAPTERS • Delta Psi Lambda (Denver — # 2 1 1 ) William L. Guidry (CS) 4991 Wheeling Street Denver, CO 80239
CALIFORNIA (San Diego A r e a )
Clinton Minnis 2 1 1 8 S . BagleySt. Los Angeles, CA 90034 COLLEGE CHAPTERS
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha lota (U of Colorado — # 3 1 ) NO REPORT
CALIFORNIA (Sacramento-Stockton Area)
" Zeta Beta Lambda Gamma Chi Lambda (San Francisco — # 1 8 7 ) William Hunter (P) 255 Urbana Drive San Francisco, CA 94127
Epsilon Mu NO REPORT
(Los Angeles — # 1 6 6 ) Samuel W. Davis (RS) 6 7 4 3 3 r d Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90043
4851 Scotia Ave. Oakland, CA 94605
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Psi Lambda
S. San Francisco, CA 94080
Theta Kappa Lambda (Lubbock — # 2 8 7 ) NO REPORT
(Beaumont — = 1 8 4 ) Elijah Moye (CS) 4125 South Fourth Street Beaumont, TX 77705
(Tyler — = 2 1 2 )
Elmon Elmore 2575 Bantry Lane
Delta Omicron (Stanford — # 3 0 1 ) NO REPORT
Eta Psi Lambda (Tucson — # 2 7 7 )
Epsilon Alpha Lambda
CALIFORNIA (Boy A r e a )
* Gamma Phi Lambda
Norman Bartee (CS)
" Delta Rho Lambda (San Antonio — # 2 0 5 ) Frank Evans, Jr. (S) 318 S. Monumental St. San Antonio, TX 78203
' Kappa Eta Lambda (Bakersfield — # 5 3 0 ) Herbert L. Nealy (P) 4608 El Monte Way Bakersfield, CA 93309
Theta Delta Lambda (El Paso — # 2 8 1 ) Horace Whitfield (S) 9857 Titan Street El Paso, TX 79924
* Gamma Tau Lambda
* Gamma Upsilon Lambda (Marshall — = 1 8 5 ) T E. Gray (CS) P 0. Box 583 Marshall, TX 75670
Fresno, CA 93727
Alpha Epsilon (UC — Berkely — # 2 7 )
(Galveston — = 1 8 1 ) NO REPORT
4775 E. Orleans
Eta Upsilon Lambda (Odessa — = 2 7 4 ) NO REPORT
Director * Alpha Sigma Lambda (Dallas — = 1 3 9 ) Earnest L. Wallace (P)
Ernie Shelton (S)
Director Zeta Tau Lambda (Amanllo — # 2 5 1 ) Donald G. White, Sr. (P) 4821 Rusk Street Amanllo. TX 79110
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Eta Lambda (Houston — = 1 2 9 ) W. H. Fouche' (CS) 2500 N. MacGregor Way # 1 5 7 Houston. TX 77004
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * lota Nu Lambda (Fresno — # 5 1 3 )
Director George M. Johnson 1350 Ala Moana Blvd. — Apt. 401 Honolulu, HI 96814 ALUMNI CHAPTER Mu Beta Lambda (Honolulu. HI — # 5 4 7 ) Richard L. Addison (RS) 426 Funston Road Schofield Barracks, HI 96557
UTAH DIRECTOR To be appointed COLLEGE CHAPTER lota Upsilon (Utah State University — # 4 1 6 )
Melvin J. Norton
3503 Gaylord St.
240 E. 4 t h , North (#G-29)
Denver, CO 80205
Logan, UT 84321
Second Class Postage Paid Chicago, Illinois
4432 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Chicago, Illinois 60653 Return Requested
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