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GDITOR'S Why have four pages of your magazine been devoted to words and photographs for "reflection"? I admit that this is somewhat of a departure for a fraternal publication like the SPHINX, but one which I feel is justified. In the hustle-bustle of working on various projects, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of the goals toward which we are striving. But these same goals are vital to the work that we are doing. So as we enter 1976, let us re-adjust our sights — the result will be a more productive year. . . As I paused to reflect, I was mildly shocked to realize that this is my second year as Editor of the SPHINX. Past successes and constant work tend to blur long-range goals and I feel that we have a long way to go before the SPHINX is the first-class publication that the brothers deserve. Also, lax deadlines and incomplete communications (including wrong addresses) continue to plague us on a monumental scale. The February edition will include a special article on this subject. . . Thanks to Brother E.F S. Davies of Ettrick, Virginia for supplying the material on inventor Garrett A. Morgan. Brother Davies' wife is a niece of Brother Morgan.. . Talks are on going with the new Chairman of the Education Foundation, Brother William Ross, concerning the establishment of a regular educational column in the magazine... Fees for the 1976 General Convention are included on page 7. . . Constructive criticism is necessary to continue to improve the SPHINX. Please let me know your dislikes and/or things you would like to see included in your journal. . . Profiles of the candidates for General President and information on regional conventions will be presented in the February edition. Deadline for the May Issue is April 1, 1976... Until next issue.. Michael J. Price

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General Convention Registration fees and tour prices for the 1976 New York - Monrovia General Convention are listed for your convenience. Convention packets will be mailed in February. Reflections Self-examination is imperative if one is to continue a commitment. To begin 1976 we present several pages designed for "reflection" . . . and we hope that a few moments of thought will result in a renewed determination for all of us to continue to strive for the highest. John D. Buckner Brother Buckener recently resigned as National Life Membership Chairman after leading that crusade to unprecedented heights. In this special feature, "I Leave You a Legacy", he examines the impact of the Life Membership program on Alpha Phi Alpha and the community. Alpha Golden Legacy Few people are aware that the "stoplight" was invented by a Black man . .. Brother Garrett A. Morgan. Read his fascinating life story in this issue. FOCUS At the age of 24, Brother Rayfer Earl'e Mainor gained international recognition as a poet. This is a salute to a dynamic young Alpha man.

MICHAEL J. PRICE Editor-in-Chief JEWELL V. COOK Art Editor

Photo credits: Ignacio Leal, pages 9,10 and 11 About the cover: A familar sight at Alpha conventions, Brother John D. Buckner, former National Life Membership Chairman.

DEPARTMENTS 2—The General President Speaks 3—From the Executive Secretary's Desk 4—There Goes An Alpha Man 21 —Alphas on the Move 34—Directory of Officers and Chapters

Inside Front Cover - EDITOR'S REVIEW 25— Price List

18—Newsline 27—Chapter News 26—Life Membership 32—Omega Chapter 6—Alpha Calendar

The Sphinx is the official magazine of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 4432 Dr Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60653. 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, 4432 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653. 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 1976 by The Sphinx, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Reproduction or use, without written permission, of the editorial or pictorial content in any manner is prohibited. The Sphinx has been published continuously since 1914. Organizing Editor: Bro. Raymond W. Cannon. Organizing General President: Bro. Henry Lake Dickason. Second class postage paid at Chicago, IL. Postmaster: Send form 3579 and all correspondence: 4432 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago Illinois 60653.

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GENERAL CONVENTION: Plans are rapidly being finalized for the historic 1976 New York - Monrovia General Convention. Thisk 70th Anniversary Convention will be alandmark in the history of Alpha Phi Alpha and we urge the participation of each brother. In this issue of the SPHINX you will find a breakdown of the fees for the convention. Travel brochures and all other necessary material will be mailed to all chapters and brothers in February. We urge you to make plans NOW to join us in New York - Monrovia! PROJECT 100: In San Francisco we launched this two-year program to establish 100 new chapters prior to the upcoming 1976 General Convention. To date we have chartered 27 College Chapters and 14 Alumni Chapters, with another 32 Chapters Pending in various stages of organization. Thus, our efforts have so far reached 73 college and alumni groups. We urge the cooperation of all brothers, especially the Regional Vice Presidents and State/Area Directors, in completing the organization of the pending chapters and extending our efforts to another 27 grous prior to the New York - Monrovia Convention. Where qualified candidates exist, Alpha Phi Alpha should move full speed ahead to establish chapters. In our drive for expansion we are seeking only those men who meet the standards of our great fraternity. The General Office staff is currently putting into operation an improved investigative and balloting procedure for the screening of new chapters to insure that all new chapters show promise of becoming viable units within the Fraternity.

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GRAND TAX: In our continuing effort to expand services to the brotherhood, we urge all brothers to pay their Grand Tax immediately. Many brothers express a reluctance to pay Grand Tax because do not feel that they get enough service in return. However, without Grand Tax payments . . . service must be limited. So the only way to insure that the Fraternity's programs move forward is through your committment through financial support. STATE CONVENTIONS: As the result of a continued thrust during recent years, practically every state and/or area has now organized a convention. These meetings should be used primarily for "workshops" for leadership training, business procedure and fraternity operation. The General Office staff is prepared to visit your convention and conduct workshops or serve as resource persons for your meetings. Write the office and request representation at your convention, so that this important training function can be carried out at a level which will be most effective - small groups. You are also urged to inform the General President of the dates and location of State Conventions. BUSINESS ENCOURAGEMENT: In the near future the Commission on Business Encouragement will announce National Business Encouragement Week. We are asking that all chapters have your local officials proclaim "Alpha Phi Alpha National Business Encouragement Week" and participate in the event by scheduling workshops, programs and/or seminars with high school counselors, college placement officers and others to emphasize Alpha's committment to the growth of Black business. A special communique on this event will be mailed in the near future. 2





SPECIAL EVENTS: All chapters should have on their calendar an observance of Education Week and Founder's Day (including a re-dedication to the ideals of the Fraternity). APPOINTMENTS: The General President announces the following appointments: EQUITABLE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITTEE Chairman: Charles E. Lewis National Manager, Special Markets R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Wins;ton-Salem, NC 2 7 1 0 5 DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES Chairman:APA EDUCATION FOUNDATION William Ross, Jr. Superintendent, District One The School District of Philadelphia 3 9 0 0 Ford Road, Apt. 17-I Philadelphia, PA 19131 COMMITTEE ON LIFE MEMBERSHIP Chairman Elmer C. Collins 261 51 Lake Shore Blvd., No. 1224 Euclid, Ohio 4 4 1 3 2 Co-Chairman F.O. Woodard 1612 W. Pearl Street Jackson, MS 3 9 2 0 3

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iieaifaiir GREETINGS: The National Office has received some inquiries concerning the increase in GRAND TAX and why it was effective September 1,1975. It can best be explained for all, as follows: In the Alpha tradition, it is normal that increases to GRAND TAX are in effect immediately upon adoption by the General Convention — for the nearest, next ensuing fraternity year. This was true when GRAND TAX was increased in 1952 (at Cleveland, Ohio) and later in 1961 (at Louisville, Kentucky) — and then when we went to $20.00, and therefore, should also be true when we go to $30.00 after Miami Beach for fraternity year 1976. The inquiries after each such vote are due to three apparent facts, that seem inconsistent in our CONSTITUTION as it exists from time to time, for example FACT 1 - The fraternity fiscal year coincides with the calendar year — NOT November 15. FACT 2 - We pre-collect dues (deferred income) for the "ensuing year" 1976 — WITHOUT PENALTY September 1, 1 9 7 5 thru November 15, 1975 for 1976 WITH PENALTY November 16, 1 9 7 5 thru

August 3 1 , 1976 for 1976 This is in accordance with By-Law 4.1. FACT 3 - In conformity with By-Law 4.2, the EXECUTIVE SECRETARY shall issue passcards for Grand Tax receipts for the next succeeding year upon receipt of GRAND TAX paid after August 31 st. So, in accordance with the above facts, the EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'S Office is expected to issue 1976 passcards for $30.00 (alumni) .. .$15.00 (college). GRAND TAX payments received from any brother beginning September 1, 1975, thru August 3 1 , 1976. In the event the chapters do turn down the Convention action, the EXECUTIVE SECRETARY is obligated to return to chapters and / o r brothers the amount of the increase for each GRAND TAX received, but retaining the old GRAND TAX for such brothers should this event occur. FEDERAL INCOME TAX REPORTS REQUIRED National fraternities and tneir chapters in years past have been granted exemption from Federal Income Tax — without filing a report; NO MORE! ALL CHAPTERS of ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. MUST FILE FORM 990 (Return of Organization Exempt From Income

Tax). This Form 990 must be filed by the 15th day of the Fifth Month after the close of each fiscal year. The PENALTY for an organization not filing when due is Ten Dollars ($10.00) for each day the return is late, but not to exceed $5,000.00 ALL CHAPTERS should pick up and keep with their permanent records: Department of the Treasury, I.R.S. 1975 Edition, PUBLICATION 557 (How To Apply For Recognition of Exemption For An Organization), the Reference Chart List 501 (c) (7) under 1954 Code for Social and Recreational Clubs, and the Form 1024 Application. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS In accordance with Article XIV, Section 2.2, of the Constitution and By-Laws of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Constitutional Amendments adopted at the 69th Anniversary Convention in Miami Beach, Florida were duly distributed to all chapters on September 25, 1975. Due to the FAILURE TO RECEIVE A NEGATIVE VOTE FROM FIFTY-ONE PERCENT (51 %) OF THE CHAPTERS within the prescribed sixty (60) day limit, all amendments hereby stand ratified as amended.

Executive Secretary

ADDRESS CORRECTIONS must be accompanied by 1976 Pass Card or Life Membership Number. Make sure that you are correctly listed on the mailing list!

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From Aerospace Engineering to Optometry . . . that's the interesting turn that the career of Brother DENNIS R. JACOBS has taken. And, of course, Brother Jacobs is a Life Member of dear ole A Phi A. Dennis R. Jacobs was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1937, and lived there until 1966. He attended Cass Technical High School, Wayne State University, Detroit Institute of Technology and obtained a degree (B.S.M.E.) from the University of Detroit. While participating in a co-op program during his junior and senior years, he gained a wealth of experience in both internal and external aerodynamics. He worked on the design of ground support equipment for the LANCE missile mobile launcher and other phases of that program. In 1966 he moved to Ohio, where he was assigned to the Aero Propulsion

Laboratory, Space Technology Branch of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and, in 1969, he transferred to the Deputy for Foreign Technology to work as an air breathing propulsion

specialist in assessing levels of foreign aircraft engine technology. And, that's not the end! In 1971, Brother Jacobs left government employment to enter a professional program in the Ohio State University College of Optometry. And even here he was totally involved! He served as president of his freshman and sophomore classes and was named to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. He completed the requirements for the Doctorate in Optometry in June of 1975. Currently, Dr. Jacobs is licensed to practice Optometry in the states of Ohio and Michigan and plans to enter private practice in Dayton. Married to the former Deloria Barnett, Brother Jacobs is also a private pilot and an active member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Dennis R. Jacobs is an ALPHA Man!

rani ©©n^ &i M®W& Brother CHARLES C. TEAMER was initiated in 1951 at Alpha Phi Chapter (Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia) and since that time has served the fraternity diligently as a member of Tau Lambda (Nashville); Delta Zeta Lambda (Orangeburg, South Carolina); Gamma Upsilon Lambda (Marshall, Texas); and, his present chapter, Sigma Lambda in New Orleans. He has been very active on the national scene, having served on a number of committees, and he presently serves the fraternity as Comptroller (the fiscal officer responsible for monitoring expenditures) and as Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Finance. While in New Orleans, Brother Teamer served for a number of years as the Business Manager of Dillard University and presently he is the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs of that institution. He is very active in civic affairs in the city and recently served as president of Sigma Lambda Chapter (a powerful force in the New Orleans community) and the Bunch Club, a prominent Mardi Gras organization. Recent developments have served to project Brother Teamer into the 4

spotlight in New Orleans and, indeed, the entire state of Louisiana. As you might have guessed, the famed Louisiana Superdome is the biggest thing to hit the state since Huey Long. However, since its opening, the i . BBHMMMBM^HHMBIW


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stadium and its operations have been plagued with scandals regarding its financial status and management operations. Thus, a special Domed Stadium Commission advisory panel was appointed to probe the operation and investigate the alleged mismanagement and inefficiency at the Superdome. Because of his expertise in fiscal affairs, Brother Teamer was appointed to this group and at the first meeting of the 11 -member, nonpolitical panel (which consists of leading business and civic leaders from across the state) he was unanimously elected Vice-Chairman of the group. Louisiana's Lieutenant Governor James Fitzmorris, in briefing the members of the blue-ribbon panel, noted that the committee was empowered to do whatever necessary, "no holds barred", to make the Superdome a success and that all the services of the state government were at the panel's disposal. The task is monumental . . . the challenge great. . . and among the exceptionally qualified and strong leaders tapped to do the job - is Brother Charles Teamer... an ALPHA Man! The Sphinx / December 1975

Brother Mildren Montgomery (left) with distinguished visitors

Brother MILDREN MONTGOMERY of Dallas, Texas is an excellent example of the success potential of Black entrepreneurs - given the necessary skills, dedication and hard work. His Garland Foods, a meat processing firm, was founded with the remains of a white-owned company which went bankrupt. Brother Montgomery was employed by that firm and when it failed he joined with two partners to take over the operation. Today Garland Foods is a huge success, with gross annual revenues of almost $15 million. The Sphinx / December 1975

His efforts were recognized in Black Enterprise's Firs! Annual Achievement Awards, where he was named the top manufacturer of the year (1974). Brother Montgomery was initiated in Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter in Dallas. He is a graduate of Prairie View A & M University, with a Master's Degree in Chemistry. Brother Montgomery is active in the community activities of Dallas, having recently served as a Trustee of the Dallas County Community College District. He is also very involved with

the Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Alliance for Minority Enterprise. Alpha's Commission on Business Encouragement is urging qualified Blacks employed by white firms to use their expertise to branch out in business for themselves. Because of a unique opportunity, Mildren Montgomery was able to do just that . . . and his success should serve as an inspiration to others who would follow the same path. Outstanding citizen, prominent businessman, community leader - Mildren Montgomery is an ALPHA Man! 5


. GRAND TAX should have been paid.

JANUARY 1,1976

. Deadline for February Sphinx.


(New York / Monrovia, Liberia, Africa) General Convention packets and travel brochures will be mailed to all active brothers.




. February Issue of SPHINX

MARCH 1 9 - 2 0 , 1976 . . . MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CONVENTION Indianapolis, Indiana MARCH 3 0 - 3 1 , 1976 . . . MAILING OF DELEGATE FORMS TO ACTIVE CHAPTERS APRIL 1, 1976


Note: The National Office will be closed on the following holidays: NEW YEAR'S DAY January 1, 1976


MEMORIAL DAY May 3 1 , 1976


LABOR DAY September 6, 1976

VETERANS DAY November 1 1 , 1976

THANKSGIVING DAY November 25, 1976

CHRISTMAS DAY December 25, 1976

Note: On the holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday the Office will observe the Friday or Monday, respectively.



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anec As we enter another year in our fraternal lives, perhaps we should pause and assess the meaning of this nebulous experience called "Fraternity." Perhaps we all need to stop and think â&#x20AC;&#x201D; think about the impact that this concept, as manifested in Alpha Phi Alpha, has had on our existence. Exactly what do the words "fraternity", "brotherhood", "love", and the many others that we constantly utter almost without thinking mean to us as human beings? For only after we have completed this process will we be in a position to evaluate the needs of the national body and its aggregation of regional, state and local organizations. Brother Bennie J. Harris, Sr., in capturing the powerful spirit of our bond, noted that "there is hardly a man, no matter how long away from the fraternity, who would not, upon hearing the strains of our beautiful hymn, still click his heels and strut his stuff." The question at hand is, "Why?" Surely we are not Pavlovian robots who have been programmed to go to meetings, pay dues, and sing songs in response to some preselected stimulus. Companionship, group identity, even service to others... can these things not be obtained through a host of other organizations? And, without a doubt, the Hollywood view of fraternity life, with beer busts and panty raids as the raison d'etre, is alien to my college experiences. But if these things do not capture the essence of ourfraternity, what does? We should all reflect, not just on the parties and good times, but on that special something that turned us to Alpha Phi Alpha, and, by so doing, changed our lives. Recapture, if you can, the thoughts that rushed through your mind as you stood on the threshold ofAlphadom. And think, too, of all we were taught about "brotherhood", 8

"dignity", and "love for all mankind". I recall that as the deadline grew near to submit our pledge letters, one classmate of mine (who was a leader of our interest group) noted that while he had attained the college's requirement for pledging, his average was below that expected by the chapter. Thus, he announced that he would wait until the next year to pledge. But, since he could pledge per university regulations and was well-liked within the group and by the potential Big Brothers, we urged him to submit an application. . .certain that the chapter would bend the rules. Despite our entreaties, he refused, stating that becoming an Alpha man was so important a step in his life that he wanted to join only with the knowledge that he was worthy. In another instance, recorded in this edition, a chapter decided to suspend pledge activities so that members of the chapter could devote full attention to understanding and realizing the aims of the fraternity. These incidents make it clear to me that the special qualities imbued in Brothers DuBois, King, Robeson, and countless others, are still alive. 1 also know that I am not alone in perceiving this group called "Alpha Phi Alpha" in a distinctive light. Superficially, other groups seem similar, but this is special! Through it I know that I can help make the world a better place for all mankind and, in the process, become a better person. In this issue we present several pages designed solely for reflection . . . and RE-DEDICATION to the precepts of human dignity and Alpha Phi Alpha. THE BEST IN THE NEW

YEAR! The Sphinx / December 1975

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T O BE AN ALPHAMAN To be an Alphaman means more than just to wear a pin, It requires intrinsic qualities that are developed deep within, It calls for lasting brotherhood, a word sometimes used in vain, It means an honest devotion, not anticipation of personal gain. Fraternity speaks of brotherly love, that's something to achieve. It's more than just a grip of hands, it's an ideal to conceive. You 're proud to be an Alpha, and share her praises won. Before you inflate yourself with pride, ask yourself, honestly, "How much have I done?'' To realize the wealth of personal satisfaction, from knowing you've given your all, To have helped her cause unfalteringly, when you rally to her call. To combine all these qualities, and root them deep within. The product would be an Alphaman, deserving of his pin. So take an honest inventory of your character within, And for every virtue you find missing, try and weave it in. For a man without these virtues isn 't worth a grain of sand. It's plain to see, it's more than just a pin, that makes an Alphaman. FRED H. WOODRUFF

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"I LEAVE YOU A LEGACY" Brother Greetings Brothers who have chosen ALPHA PHI ALPHA FOR LIFE: Together we look ahead to 1976, not only the 200th anniversary of our American Revolution, but also, the 70th year of the ALPHA fellowship and the 39th year of our ALPHA LIFE MEMBERSHIP bond. There was a time in 1937 when only Winters and Jerrick enjoyed this unique fellowship among Alphamen. We have taken a quantum leap . . . now, we are 4,000 bound in a closer fellowship and brotherhood because we - each, individually have chosen ALPHA PHI ALPHA FOR LIFE. As I look back on my unique opportunity to guide this promotional program for more than ten years of its greatest expansion .. .Heave you a legacy: A legacy of dynamic emerging leadership on the ascending arm of an exponential curve — Train it — Give it opportunity — Give it reign. The future of Alpha depends on it and you. A legacy of chapters and states and regions — all over Alphadom - domestic and foreign - with scores of Alphamen

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who have answered the call to renewal of brotherhood and to the cherished ideals of Alpha anew. The scores of life members in your chapter and the thousand in your region should make a difference. They bring new resources in highly trained, imaginative leadership with modern sophisticated techniques and graphics. A legacy of a LIFE MEMBERSHIP RESERVE FUND soon to reach three-quarters of a million dollars AT THE READY as a permanent, monetary foundation reserve, and yet, AT THE READY also for service opportunities potential that the brotherhood decides worthy of financing from reserves. The annual earnings from interest and dividends received from these investments more than pay the costs of serving a life member - in fact, they more than pay for the publication of the SPHINX for the entire fraternity. A legacy of the fellowship of 4,000 men bred resolute who have learned the riddle of the Sphinx and have chosen ALPHA PHI ALPHA FOR LIFE

From the archives: Photo proof of the continuing efforts of such fraternity stalwarts as Brothers (from right) "Al" Collins, William Alexander, and Frederick L Johnson with (left) Brother John D. Buckner. They and others like them have made Alpha move.


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We subscribe to Toynbee's thesis that successful life is a voyage not a harbor, therefore, we have stepped aside for new leadership and new thrusts. We call a new generation of leaders forth to fight the crucial battles — to bring new vitality to the cherished ideals — MANHOOD, SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, TRANSCENDENTALNESS, PREMIERENESS, SERVICEABLENESS — for if you do not they will be left to decay. We have taken this quantum leap. We are overseers over a large monetary reserve that we have contributed. For some this will seem a burdensome responsibility but others it will summon to greatness. Do not stand watch over ancient values. Start anew the resource recruitment and the conThe Sphinx / December 1975

ceptual management framework for the new advancement and the new excellence. / leave you a legacy — the vision of a bright future — that the future of ALPHA PHI ALPHA will depend on your stewardship. QUO VADIS??? The inscription over the entrance to Dante's Hell reads, "Abandon hope all you who enter here." I prefer the motto scrawled by the students of Paris on the time-blackened walls of the Sorbonne ... "BE REALISTIC, DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE." / leave you a legacy — Alpha Phi Alpha - FOR THE BALANCE OF YOUR LIFE.


Brother Garrett A. Morgan We often hear of the contributions of Alpha Phi Alpha (and Alpha men) to the betterment of mankind and, almost immediately, we think of Alpha greats such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson, and others whose names are practically household words in this country. One outstanding Alpha man, however, has not been accorded the universal recognition that his insight and genius deserve. His name - GARRETT A. MORGAN. An inventor of great talent, his name and workings should be familiar to all . . . especially in light of the fact that almost everyone has had some encounter with his inventions. His achievements are among the many accomplishments of Black Americans that have been systematically purged from the history books through the years. Of the many inventions of Garrett A. Morgan, two stand out as having revolutionized the lives of modern society - namely, the "gas mask" and the "tri-color traffic signal". That's right, a Black man (an Alpha man) is responsible for the device that has become an indispensable tool to this modern automotive society. In 1877, Garrett A. Morgan was born in an all-Black section of Paris, Kentucky, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Morgan. Known as Claysville, this small community was a haven for Blacks seeking work in the trades and for the recently freed slaves fleeing the labor of the plantations. Here Morgan grew up and was educated in a "branch


school". At the age of sixteen, he left Paris and went to Cincinnati, Ohio but was still unable to find employment suitable to his talents. So he moved on to Cleveland and gained employment in a sewing machine factory. It was in this setting that the inventive genius of Garrett Morgan was set into motion. He was intrigued by the fascinating machinery and, after rapidly advancing from janitor to apprenticed laborer, he began to develop machine parts for threading and winding the sewing machines. He developed the belt used on the foot pedal model sewing machine and, in 1907, set up his own sewing machine shop. From this point his mind was continually at work. In 1912, he developed his first major invention - the gas mask. This device was especially important in the mining region of the United States and, in 1916, his gas mask was credited with saving many lives following a tunnel explosion under Lake Erie. His "Breathing Machine", as it was earlier called, served as the prototype for similar devices that were later developed, including the masks which saved thousands of lives during World War I. He also invented a hair refining product which was sold across the country to Blacks, including many show business personalities. Despite the sociological aspects of this development, which range from being considered anti-Black and imitative to its present resurgence as a popular hair style, it stands as another

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testament to the inventive intellect of Garrett A. Morgan In 1923, Morgan invented the tri-color traffic signal which is in universal use today. It is indeed incredible that the names Alexander Graham Bell, Marconi, Edison, etc. are well-known for their inventions which made a tremendous impact on modern society and yet the inventor of such a ubiquitous and revolutionary machine as the stop-light is relegated to semi-obscurity. Moreover, Garrett A. Morgan was not just a scientist who lived only in a world of gadgets and machinery. He was a stalwart member of Alpha Phi Alpha and a dedicated community leader in Cleveland. He opened one of the early drugstores in Cleveland and published the Cleveland Call Post, a pioneer Black newspaper. He was a true "servant of mankind" until his death in 1963 and his inventions live on as his legacy to humanity. In recent years Garrett A. Morgan has received a small measure of the recognition he so richly deserves. He has been honored in Chicago; Canton, Ohio; and Bethune-Cookman College, which placed him in the Hall of Fame of that institution. In 1974, during Kentucky's Bicentennial Celebration, the citizens of Paris and Bourbon County erected a historical marker in his memory and the Paris City Commissioners unanimously voted to rename Claysville, "GARRETT A. MORGAN PLACE". The SPHINX is proud to add its salute to this great intellect and inventor. His life is a memorable part of ALPHA'S GOLDEN LEGACY!

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RAYFER EARL'E MAINOR wrote his first poem at the age of seven. At the age of twenty-four, he was selected for inclusion in the International Who's Who in Poetry produced in Cambridge, England, one of the youngest persons to be so honored. In the intervening years he carved a remarkable career in the arts, embracing poetry, prose and drama.

elected State Editor for the organization. This achievement was a first for a Black and a first for a Langston student. After serving as president of the Beta Kappa Sphinx Club, Brother Rainor was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha in December of 1967. He was a hardworking member of Beta Kappa Chapter and was largely responsible

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Rayfer Mainor was born on March 25, 1950 in Seattle, Washington, where he received his elementary school training. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon and entered college at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma. He came to Langston with an impressive background in drama, including the National Thespian Award for his role in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome. In his freshman year, he was nominated for the Dust Bowl (College Theatre) Award for his acting in Moss Hart's Light Up the Sky and was busy adapting one of his award-winning stories, Two, But Not Of A Kind, which opened at Langston in April of 1968. Brother Mainor's college career was filled with similar triumphs. He was a popular campus leader and served as the president of seven different college organizations, including being elected Student Body President in his senior year. He represented Langston well as president of its chapter of the Oklahoma Student Education, becoming a member of the state OSEA Executive Board and, in 1969, being

for engineering a new scholarship fund in honor of Brother Martin Luther King, Jr. His noted composition, Epilogue of a King, was given away as thanks to those who contributed to the fund, some proceeds of which were donated to the SCLC. Today, Epilogue of a King is considered by many the most published poem on Dr. King. In 1969, Brother Mainor won the Melvin B. Tolson Award, "For Excellence in Creative Literature", and on October 26 of that year the Mayor and the Town Council honored and named Rayfer Earl'e Mainor POET LAUREATE of Langston, Oklahoma, "For his Outstanding Works in the Field of Poetry and Contributions to Humanity." Rayfer has continued to expand his horizons in the arts, participating in the Institute of Theatre Arts at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, and serving as Poet-in-Residence at Paul Quinn College in Waco, Texas (1970-71). He holds membership in United Poets Laureate International; the World Poetry Society International; the Clover Poetry Association; and the The Sphinx / December 1975

National Network of Poetry. His published works include Poems by Rayfer Earl'e Mainor (1969); In Preview - A Book of Poetry, Prose and Free Verse by Rayfer Earl'e Mainor (1974). Additionally, w o r k s by Brother Mainor are included in the following anthologies: New Voices in American Poetry (1973); Clover Collection of Verse (1974); New Dawn Poetry Anthology (1974); Sweet Seventies Anthology (1974); and, Starlight Poetry Anthology (1974). Mainor is also a frequent contributor to many poetry journals, magazines and newspapers. The inclusion of Rayfer Earl'e Mainor in the International Who's Who in Poetry was a highlight in a brilliant career that promises to reach new heights in the future. Only recently, he received the Decretum of Award, Golden Laurel Wreath and the title of "Junior Poet-in-Residence of Martin Luther King, Jr.", from the Honorable Amado M. Yuzon, President and Chairman of United Poets Laureate International - "For respected activities as a creative artist of the pen; Leadership (especially among younger poets and students); his dramatic achievement; and distinguished dedication to literature; and developing a source of pride for his race and country." His work has been commended by public officials across the country, including United States presidents Nixon and Ford. The year 1975 also saw Rayfer honored with a Special Plaque of Achievement from Los Angeles Mayor Thomas Bradley and the Association for the Study of AfroAmerican Life and History Award, presented by President Vassie D. Wright of the Los Angeles Branch. But perhaps the greatest tribute to this young brother's ability to inspire came as he returned to his alma mater earlier this year. On March 12th, in a return Preview Recital at the jampacked auditorium of the Hargrove Music Center at Langston University, the present members of Beta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha presented an award to their brother, "For his continuing and increasing development; for distinguished achievement; and, his outstanding performance in carrying out the aspirations of the Fraternity." As we FOCUS on the distinguished career of Rayfer Earl'e Mainor, we find inspiration for all who dedicate themselves to the precepts of Alpha Phi Alpha. The Sphinx / December 1975

TOP OF THE PAGE: Upcoming State Conventions include Alabama - March 5-6 in Tuscaloosa; Illinois Southern Illinois University in Carb o n d a l e , February 5-6; South Carolina - January 23-24; Georgia January 30-31 in Columbus; Arkansas -February 13-14 in Little Rock; Texas - February 20-21 in San Antonio; and Mississippi - February 2728 (tentative) at Mississippi State University. The General Office staff will attempt to attend these and other state conventions to conduct workshops on leadership training, fraternity procedures, and other matters which are difficult to handle at larger gatherings such as regional and national conventions. We urge you to attend. . . On the same subject, the brothers of Delta Phi Lambda, Epsilon Nu and Kappa Alpha Chapters held a joint fellowship meeting at a Tuscaloosa hotel. Delta Phi Lambda President BEN FIELDS presided over the session with an agenda which included acquaintances, reports on each chapter's program for the year, a review of the Miami general con-

vention and plans for the upcoming state meeting. . . Also, Texas State Director Brother ROOSEVELT JOHNSON and the host chapters, Delta Rho Lambda and Epsilon Sigma, extend a hearty fraternal invitation to all Alpha brothers to attend their state meeting at the El Tropicano Motor Hotel, 112 Lexington, in downtown San Antonio. Convention activities will include a w o r k s h o p on h o u s i n g ; k e y n o t e speakers; an Alpha Wives, Sweethearts and Angels workshop; Angel stomp contest; and an "Alpha Fiesta ". Be sure to attend. . . Rho Lambda Chapter in Buffalo, New York has joined the ranks of the NAACP Life M e m b e r s . B r o t h e r CHARLES BANKS is chapter president. . . During the fall election in Indianapolis, lota Lambda Chapter was one of the important civic groups visited by the mayoral candidates. Also attending was Brother ROZELLE BOYD, Councilman for the Eleventh District. Brother JOHN WARRICK is chapter president and Brother REUBEN WHITE is chairman

of the Political Activities Committee. . . .Iota Lambda is also host for the 1976 MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CONVENTION and, since it is the first regional meet of the year, we would like to give you some information so that you can begin to make plans to attend at this time. Full information on all five regional conventions will be included in the February issue of the SPHINX. Midwestern Regional Convention: DATE: March 18-21, 1976 - SITE: Indianapolis Hilton Hotel, O h i o and M e r i d i a n Streets, Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 635 2000 -FEES: Alumni Brothers, $35; College Brothers, $17; Wives and Alphabettes, $15; Guests, $10. For further information contact -lota Lambda Chapter, P.O. Box 88181, Indianapolis, IN 46208; Brother LESLIE HOUSE, 4038 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46226, (317) 5452902; or, Brother WILLIAM S. COLEMAN, JR.. 3039 N. Sutherland Ave., Indianapolis, In 46205, (317) 923-4573. . . Past General President ERNEST N. MORIAL is in the news, as speculation rises about whether the


At joint fellowship meeting of Delta Phi Lambda, Epsilon Nu and Kappa Alpha Chapters, seated (L-R) (L-R) Brothers Meivin Cleveland, B.R. Jowers, Earnest Palmore, B.B. Fields, Eddie Gaines, Ben Winston, Abe Boykins and Eddie Johnson; standing (L-R) Ellis Godwin, G Willie Scott, Ira Watkins, Iheanyichukwy K. Nnadozie (Ike), Bruce Allen, Alphonza Wesley, Sylvester Wilson, Joe Ransaw, Henry Billups, Van Pinkard, Pinkard, Thaddeus June, Kenneth Darrisaw, J.H. Hodges, Mitchell, Wilbur Wilbur Swanson, Swanson, Hugh Hugh Grant, Grant, Frank FrankRascoe, Rascoe, Eddie Eddie Martin Martin and and Harold Harold Stinson. Stinson. Randy Mitchell,


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Brothers of Beta Delta Lambda Chapter, Daytona Beach: (Front L-R): Bobby Smith, J. Griffin Greene (Parli), Jimmie Moore (Sec), Theodore ft Nicholson, Sr. (Pres.), Harrison F. DeShields, Jr., William L. Dunn (Chaplin), Richard W. Robinson, Center row L-R: Reginald E. Moore (V-Pres.), Johnnie L. Fisher, Clarenc Childs, George W. Ingram, Samuel J. Collins, Jr., Harry L. Buirney, Jr., Back row L-R: Freddie Shells, William W. Pierce, Sr., (Cor. Sec), Earl Griggs, George Whitehead, Samuel B. Adekkunle, Robert N. Strachan, Brothers not shown: Premusukh Poonai (Rec Sec), David H. Staples (Treas.), Robert Wright, Timothy Adams, Abram Alexander, Carl Brigety, H.E. Bartley, Lonnie T. Brown, Roscoe Camp, Ernest Cook, Runett Fields, Walter Floyd, Rabie J. Gainous, Jerome Gamble, H. James Greene, James E. Huger, Paul Hyde, Harmon Marshall, Otis Mason, Earl McCrary, H. McGill, Richard V. Moore, Wesley C. Moore, Natha A. Nelson, S.T.E. Pinkney, Lawrence Temple, David Watson, William Wheeler, Theodore Wilson and Jerome Wiley. former state legislator w i l l make a bid for Mayor of New Orleans. Certainly, there are few, if any, more qualified to do the job. . . The race for the U.S. House of Representatives for the Illinois 1st District appears to be an all-Alpha affair, as former Chicago

Brother Lehman Walker, president Epsilon Beta Chapter, California State at Fresno, heads up the resurgence of the chapter to dominance at the Fresno campus. (Next page, please) The Sphinx /

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Model Cities - CCUO head ERWIN FRANCE is challenging incumbent RALPH METCALFE. Rumors a l s o abound that former Alderman A . A . "Sammy" RAYNER might enter the race. He's also an Alpha brother. . . In 1973, there were only three members

Left to right Delta Phi Lambda president S B . Fields with twenty year service plague awardees Brothers Braxton ft Jowers, Ernest Palmore and Milton M. Williams who accepted for Brother James L. Collins. 19

of Alpha Phi Alpha attending California State University at Fresno. Today, the Alpha's are by far the largest fraternal organization on that campus and the 19 chapter members have decided to delay a new pledge line so that they can better acquaint themselves with the fraternity's philosophy and develop a meaningful chapter program. This worthy, and all too infrequent, move on behalf of the chapter comes under the leadership of its president, Brother LEHMAN WALKER... The UNCF and Dollars for Scholars, a local educational fund, are among the projects included in the 1975-76 budget of Beta Delta Lambda Chapter in Daytona Beach, Florida. Among the chapter's special projects for the year is one that contributes to the Youth Alternatives Program, which cares for runaway children and youth who are found in the Halifax area. Other special projects are under consideration, according to chapter president THEODORE NICHOLSON. Al so in Daytona Beach, in his new capacity as Chancellor of BethuneCookman College, DR. RICHARD V. MOORE is currently trying to solve some of the school's problems by raising $2 million over the next two years. The money is slated for new construction at BCC. . . Delta Phi Lambda Chapter named Brother WILEY KIRKSEY "Man of the Year" at an awards ceremony. Brother Kirksey is active in civic affairs in his community of Eutaw and is a devoted

Delta Phi Lambda Chapter named Brother Wiley Kirksey of Eutaw Alpha's Man of the year. Kirksey, shown left with Brother B.B. Fields, is active in civic affairs in his community and is a devoted educator in the West Alabama area.

educator. Chapter president B.B. FIELDS also took the occasion to a w a r d t w e n t y - f i v e year service plaques to Brothers BRAXTON R. JOWERS, ERNEST PALMORE. and JAMES L. C O L L I N S . . . Brother CURTIS A. YOUNG, co-owner of the Rhodes Model City Pharmacy, was elected Chairman of the Board of H.E.L.P., Inc. in St. Louis. Brother Young is a member of Epsilon Lambda Chapter. Brother CLIFTON WEST is serving as president of Z e t a Theta Lambda Chapter in Sacramento, California. Succeeding Brother MARCUS CROWDER in that position, West and other officers were installed by former California legislator Brother W. BYRON RUMFORD.. . Busy and involved are the words for Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter in Memphis, Tennessee. Five new brothers were initiated into the chapter and the Life Membership Crusade is in full swing. Brother WILLIE E. LINDSEY is the chapter's Editor-to-the-SPHINX. . . U.S.

Pictured are five of forty-three brothers of Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter, Memphis, Tennessee, who have chosen Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for "LIFE", in our most recent plea to the members of this chapter to increase the life membership roster. From left to right: Dorsey T. Patterson, Administrative Aid at Westwood Elementary School; Clarence Williams, Director of Veteran Affairs, LeMoyne-Owen College; Joseph B. Matthews, mathematics teacher at Frayer High School and Jasper L Johnson, science teacher at Oakville Alternative School. 20

Secretary of Transportation, Brother WILLIAM COLEMAN, is making headlines from coast to coast as he conducts a hearing on whether to allow the British and French supersonic aircraft to land in the United States. His decision will have a great impact on the economy of both countries and, as environmentalists contend, the ecological state of the entire world. . . Condolences to DR. and MRS. S. CALVIN JOHNSON of Buffalo, New York on the untimely death of their son, Brother LEONARD C. JOHNSON. Brother Johnson, 25, served two years as Southern Assistant Vice President. Formal Omega notice will be included in the next issue. . . Brother MICHAEL JONES, president of Epsilon Gamma Lambda Chapter in Boston, was named one of the Outstanding Young Men in America. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Black Law J o u r n a l , a n a t i o n a l publication. . . CORRECTION: The date for the Western Regional Convention is April 15-16, 1976 and not April 7-9 as announced in the last issue. . .BOTTOM LINE: Unfortunately, many brothers wait until the last minute to pay Grand Tax. With state and regional conventions in the near future, we urge you to pay your Grand Tax or Life Membership N O W - to insure that it will be processed in time for you to participate in these meetings.

Newly initiated neophyte brothers of Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter. Front: Horack Hicks, mathematics and science teacher at Humes Jr. High School. Back, left to right: Otha Jones, science teacher, Memphis City High School; Charles Carr, English teacher at Messick High School: and Life member Robert Cooper, Jr., of Shelby State Community College, who is also a candidate for the Ph. D degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Not shown is Brother Fred Blakney, Director of Development at Shelby State Community College.

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Brother W. GEORGE ALLEN, a Life Member, has been elected President of the National Bar Association. Brother Allen, a member of Zeta Alpha Lambda since 1964, was elected to the one year term as President in August of 1975. Attorney Allen received his B.S. Degree from Florida A & M University in 1959 and entered the University of Florida's Law School in 1960. He became the first Black to complete all requirements for the law degree at this institution. After receiving his law degree in 1963, Brother Allen relocated to Fort Lauderdale and set up his law practice. Brother Allen has been a past President of Zeta Alpha Lambda as well as a chapter representative to many national and state conventions. "Manly deeds" have also been exemplified by Attorney Allen. In August of 1975, Brother Allen made a gift to his alma mater, Florida A & M, of $95,000 in cattle. This was the largest single gift in the history of the Black institution. Brother Allen is surrounded by a wonderful family - his beautiful wife, Enid, who is also an A & M graduate and their two sons who attend college. Timothy is enrolled at the University of South Florida and Freddie is enrolled at Florida A & M University. Both are majoring in political science. The brothers of our chapter are proud of the accomplishments of Brother Allen. We wish him much success as President of the National Bar Association. Presently, Attorney Allen heads the law firm of Allen and Brown.

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Brother WILLIAM COLLINS, Jr., was recently elected to the Board of the Junior Colleges District in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Collins is a pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church in St. Louis. Born in St. Louis, Rev. Collins was graduated from Vashon High School. He attended Stowe Teachers' College and received his B.S. degree from St. Louis University. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York. Dr. Collins also holds a Master of Education degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Rochester, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education from St. Louis University and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Eastern Nebraska Christian College, Valley, Nebraska. Brother Collins served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. He has served as a caseworker for the St. Louis City Welfare Department, was Minister of Migrant Field Workers for the New York State Council of Churches, was a social worker and educational counselor for the Baden Street Settlement House in Rochester, New York, and was Director of Field Relations and Assistant to the Registrar at Bluefield State College, Bluefield, West Virginia. Dr. Collins has been a member of the Municipal Nurse Advisory Board and was a member of the St. Louis City Board of Health and Hospitals. He is a member of the Board of the Annie Malone Children's Home, a member of the Adult Welfare Board, member of the Board of Directors of the Black Nurses Association and a member of the Task Force of the Foreign Mission Department of the American Baptist Convention.

Brother Collins was initiated into Alpha Eta Chapter in 1947 and later became an alumni Brother in Epsilon Lambda Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri.

Brother James L Cummings

Brother JAMES L. CUMMINGS, President of the St. Louis Board of Education, recently received the degree of Doctor of Letters from Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee. In announcing Rev. Cummings' selection for the honorary doctorate, Lane's President, Herman Stone, Jr., said, "The degree is in recognition of his outstanding service and contribution in religious, civic, educational and political affairs." Rev. Cummings is pastor of the Lane Tabernacle C.M.E. Church, St. Louis, Missouri. He was elected President of the Board of Education in April ('75). Previously, he had served as its secretary. Brother Cummings holds degrees from Lane College and Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. He was formerly a City Councilman in Indianapolis, and former president of the Indianapolis Ministerial Association. 21

Among the many awards and honors Rev. Cummings has received are: Indiana "Mason of the Year," 1965, the Lane College "Certificate of Merit," 1967, and his election to the Crispus Attucks "Hall of Fame," 1962. Rev. 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. Cummings, L-679 (Epsilon Lambda Chapter) was the recipient of the Alpha "Man of the Year" Award in 1960.

m Brother J. MASON DAVIS was recently appointed Judge in the Recorders Court of Birmingham, Alabama and the Jefferson County Criminal Court. Attorney Davis, a native of Birmingham, is active in the city's civic and political circles. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of "Operation New Birmingham," a catalyst organization dealing with the city's controversial problems; a member of the Board of Community Service Council; a member of the Family Court Advisory Committee; 1972 Crusade Co-Chairman for the American Cancer Society; Chairman of the Volunteer Helpers Probation Program; State Bar Representative on the Public Welfare Advisory Committee; member of the NAACP and many other organizations. Brother Davis is a past member of the City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board and the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee, as well as the State Democratic Executive Committee. A Trustee of the Jefferson Health Foundation, he serves as Chairman of the Birmingham Recreation Coordinating Council. Recently, Davis was appointed by Chief Justice Howell T. Heflin of the Alabama Supreme Court as a member of the Advisory Commission To Implement the Judicial Articles. In addition, he was elected as a member of the board of the American Red Cross and the Executive Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association. Judge Davis attended the Birmingham Public Schools and received his B.A. degree from Talladega College. Brother Davis received his J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He is a member of the Masons, the Elks, 22

and the Phythians. He is general counsel for Protective Industrial Insurance Company, general counsel for the National Insurance Association, and general counsel for the Knights of Phythias of Alabama. He is a lecturer at the University of Alabama Law School.

ML Brother ANDREW DEGRAFFENREIDT of Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is enjoying his second term as Fort Lauderdale's first Black city commissioner. Commissioner DeGraffenreidt received his B.S. degree from Tougaloo College of Mississippi and Masters degrees in psychology and

zoology from Pennsylvania State University. Brother DeGraffenreidt was elected to the city commission on his first try in 1973. After successfully serving the city of Fort Lauderdale for two years, the incumbent retained his seat in the 1975 election. Brother DeGraffenreidt is a member of the First Baptist Church here in the city. He is also chairman of the Gold Coast League of Cities. This comprises three counties - Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach. Commissioner DeGraffenreidt is surrounded by a most beautiful family Mrs. DeGraffenreidt, Basileus of the Zeta Rho Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, is also a member of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the Links, Inc., and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). One daughter, Fredi Grace DeGraffenreidt, formerly a Miss Florida, is a senior at Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia. She is majoring in drama. She is presently Miss Clark College. Another daughter, Carol, is a tenth grader at Nova High School here in the city. She is also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Youth Club. One son, Andrew II, is majoring in political science at Swarthlore College in Pennsylvania, and Andrew, III is a senior at the University of Miami Law School. The brothers of Zeta Alpha Lambda are proud of the accomplishments of Commissioner DeGraffenreidt. We join all Alpha brothers in wishing the commissioner the best of success.

THE SPHINX is the magazine of every Alpha . . . and it can only be a source of pride to every Alpha i f . . . from the grass roots up, from individuals, chapters, regions, national officers and committees,... the editor gets the news of Alpha. Maybe we can't publish all of it, but without your help we can't publish any of it. Let's keep the stories coming . . . for Newsline, Focus, Alpha's on the Move, Golden Legacy, Alpha Athletes, Chapter News ... and everything else that's truly Alpha newsworthy. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; M.J.P.

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flBk Brother JAMES H. LOCKHART, Urban Education Advisor and Planning Coordinator for Compensatory Education Programs, has been selected as the first official in the HEW Office of Education to participate in the Federal Executive Development Program. Brother Lockhart was one of only 27 persons selected from 700 candidates, with wide occupational backgrounds, from 14 Federal agencies and departments for this highly prestigious program. Only three other Blacks were among those chosen to participate in the program.

Sphinx, 1959-60; Dean of Pledges, 1965-66 - Theta Chi Lambda Chapter, Schenectady, NY - President, 1966; Vice President, 1967; President, 1968- lota Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Silver Spring, MD - Parliamentarian, 1972-73; Vice President, 1973-74; Chairman, Black Heritage Program, 1974-75. Additionally, he has been in attendance at every national convention since he became a brother in 1956.


Sponsored by the U.S. Civil Service Commission in cooperation with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the two-year old program is designed "to enable a small number of outstanding senior managers with demonstrated executive potential to participate in an intensive year-long development program." /

Brother Rogers E. Randall

Brother ROGERS E. RANDALL, SR., Life Member No. 27 and a member of Gamma Rho Lambda Chapter in Gary, Indiana, was named Outstanding Educator of America for 1975. He was chosen on the basis of academic accomplishments and civic contributions, John Bogle, Director of Outstanding Educators of America, said. Dr. Randall has been a member of

Brother Lockhart is the immediate past vice-president of lota Upsilon Lambda Chapter in Montgomery County, Maryland. Lockhart, who was sponsored into Alpha by our beloved Jewel George Biddle Kelley at Beta Pi Lambda Chapter in Albany, NY in 1956, is one of the leaders of the metropolitan Washington area who has helped IUL become Alpha's No. 1 alumni chapter for two years in a row. He has held the following offices in Alpha Phi Alpha: Beta Pi Lambda Chapter, Albany, NY Historian, 1958-59; Editor to the The Sphinx / December 1975

the Calumet College faculty for the past four years. He was Chairman of the Science Department and instructor in Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science in the Gary Public School System for fourteen years. Prior to that, he served as assistant professor of physical science and physics and chairman of the department of physics at Southern University. A native of Browntown, Louisiana, Brother Randall graduated from high school in New Orleans. He attended Dillard University and received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry education, Cum Laude. He received a master's degree from the University of Michigan in education administration in 1 9 5 1 , and in 1951 earned a master's degree in chemistry from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Brother Randall received his Ph.D. degree in science education from the Ohio State University. Other activities of Brother Randall are: (1) Represented Calumet College at a meeting of the National Science Foundation staff members. The meeting, conducted at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, discussed draft guidelines for a new program of comprehensive assistance to undergraduate science education (CAUSE); (2) was selected to participate in a conference in cell biology and biochemistry sponsored by the Lilly Endowment at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana - November 13-15. The conference featured lectures and workshops in areas of cell biology and biochemistry; (3) appointed as a member of the Board of Higher Education and Ministry, and as a member of the Board of Global Ministries of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.

We receive critical letters . . . Some praising our efforts, some calling our attention to our shortcomings . . . One such asked why we did not publish Regional Convention dates in our last issue. To which we reply â&#x20AC;&#x201D; "We urge every chapter to be represented at its' Regional Convention on the dates which appear on the back cover". ... as they did in the October issue. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; M.J.P.

active member of Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter, Cleveland, Ohio.

Brother HILTON O. SMITH was recently selected as one of the "Outstanding Young Men of America in 1975." Brother Smith is currently working for Turner Construction Company as Director of the EEO Department, a position which he has held for the past four years. Before his job at Turner, he was Assistant Commissioner of Health for the City of Cleveland under the administration of Carl B. Stokes. Smith received his undergraduate degree from St. Augustines' College, Raleigh, North Carolina and was then a member of Gamma Psi Chapter. He obtained his graduate degree from Cleveland State University in Urban Studies and is presently enrolled in the School of Public Administration at Cleveland State University. Brother Smith is affiliated with the following organizations: member of Executive Board of Bicentennial Commission, member of Board of Trustees of NAACP, First Vice Chairman of Phillis Wheately Association, member of the American Society of Public Administrators, member of specialized Community Services Committee of United Torch, Budget Committee of Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association, member of National Urban Affairs Council, member of Blacks in Management, Board of Trustees of Minority Contractors, member of Urban League PIPE Committee, member of Kiwanis Club of Cleveland, member of City Club of Cleveland - Board of Directors, member of Affirmative Action CommitteeCleveland Heights/University Heights Board of Education. Brother Smith L-2172, is now a very 24

Chancellor William H. Danforth of Washington University, announced the promotion of Brother PAUL SMITH, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Affairs, to Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Smith assumed part of the workload carried by Robert L. Virgil, who has resigned as Vice Chancellor, and will continue to have the responsibility for campus programming, food service, housing operations and residential life. Brother Smith joined Washington University in 1970 as assistant to the Vice Chancellor and lecturer in Black Studies. He served as director of housing until his promotion to the position of director of the office of housing and residential life in 1973. He was named Assistant Vice Chancellor last year. He was contractor relations specialist with the U.S. Government Office of C o n t r a c t s Compliance, Defense Supply Agency (St. Louis) from 1967 to 1970, and was project director of Neighborhood Stations of the St. Louis Urban League from 1965 to 1967. Smith's new appointment will cover one phase of the Vice Chancellor's responsibilities.

Brother Paul Smith

HAVING A STATE MEETING? If you wish a representative from the national headquarters present, convention chairman should contact: Office of the Executive Secretary Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 4432 S. Martin L. King Drive Chicago, IL 60653 The General Office staff will present workshops on leadership training, fraternity procedures and national programs. Get a first hand account of what's going on across the country!

Governor Christopher S. Bond has announced the appointment of Brother JAMES M. WHITTICO, Jr., M.D., Democrat, St. Louis, as a member of the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, Department of Consumer Affairs, Regulation and Licensing for a term ending September 3, 1979. He succeeds James T. Brown, M.D., whose term expired. A private surgeon, Dr. Whittico was president of the National Medical Association in 1968-69 and has held other offices in that organization. Besides his private practice in St. Louis, he is a medical consultant to the Mound City Medical Center and surgeon for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He also has been an instructor in surgery in various schools including his present position as associate professor of clinical surgery at St. Louis University; member, President's Council-St. Louis University. He is a past chairman of the Joint Board of Health and Hospitals of the City of St. Louis, vice-chairman of the Bi-State Regional Medical Program and is on the Executive Committee of the Missouri State Regional Medical Program. He is a member of other medical associations including the Missouri State Medical Association, St. Louis Medical Society, Southern Medical Association and the American Medical Association in which he serves on the Board of Trustees Committee on Health Care of the Poor. Brother Whittico is Life Member No. 262 in Epsilon Lambda Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri. The Sphinx / December 1975

Lawndale Office and director of the Manpower Division. A native of Mississippi, Whiting holds a B.A. degree from Alcorn State University, a M.A.T. degree from Michigan State University, and is currently working toward his doctorate in Public Analysis at the Chicago Circle Campus of the University of Illinois.

-mBrother LEROY WHITING was named Assistant Executive Director for Program Development by Erwin A. France, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and Executive Director of Model Cities/CCUO. Brother Whiting's new post places him in charge of developing new funding s o u r c e s for both Model Cities/CCUO and for other institutions and agencies active in the city's 12 Model Cities/CCUO communities. Previously a teacher at Chicago's Crane High School, Whiting began working for Model Cities/CCUO in 1968 as a human services coordinator. Later, he served as director of the

On November 4, 1975, Brother JAMES R. WILLIAMS was elected to his fourth term in the Akron City Council. Brother Williams was nominated in the September democratic primary receiving 7 9 % of the votes. He had no republican opposition in the November 4th election. Brother Williams was first elected to the thirteen person council in 1969 and serves as Chairman of the Housing and Urban Redevelopment Committee and Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee. He also serves on the Public Utilities Committee. It is reported that Brother Williams is in line for chairmanship of the powerful Finance Committee when the council reorganizes in January. The current Chairman was elected to a Judgeship in the November election. In addition to the duties in the Akron City Council, Brother Williams maintains a private law practice with the firm of Parms, Purnell, Stubbs & Williams. He is very active in his community, ser-

ving as Chairman of the Summit County Council of Governments and President of the Summit County Legal Services Program. He is also active on many Boards and Commissions, including the Metro YMCA, the Criminal Justice Commission, NAACP, and the Northeast Ohio Regional Planning Council. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Channelwood Housing Development, the Fraternity's 551 unit housing complex in Akron, Ohio. Brother Williams is married to the former Catherine Douglas of Columbus, Mississippi and has two children, a daughter in high school and a son at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

1975-76 Price List (Inventory) 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 jewelry, wooden items, decals, and wall items - wearing apparel will not be sold through the office.

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ALPHA PHI ALPHA - FOR LIFE Greetings Brothers: Are you ready for 19 76??? The year ahead is filled with opportunity . . . and the promise of continued success for the Alpha Life Membership Program — under the direction of the new Life Membership Chairman, Brother ELMER C. COLLINS of Cleveland, Ohio, and his Co-Chairman, Brother F.O. WOODARD of Jackson, Mississippi. Last year at this time, we celebrated the fact that, while it took us 35 years to get 1,000 Life Members, we reached the second thousand in only two years. Today, only a year later, we have doubled that figure . . . and stand 4,000 strong, dedicated, and committed to ALPHA PHI ALPHA FOR LIFE. In the February Issue of the SPHINX, we shall recap the accomplishments of 1975 and outline our goals for the coming year. At this point we would like to present to the entire brotherhood the new Life Membership Chairman, Brother ELMER COLLINS.

Brother ELMER C. "AL" COLLINS is well known as a tireless worker for Alpha Phi Alpha. Life Member #142, he was a founder of Gamma Alpha Lambda (Lexington, Virginia) and Delta Alpha Lambda (Cleveland, Ohio) chapters. He has served the fraternity as president of his college chapter, Beta Mu at Kentucky State College, and his present alumni chapter, Delta Alpha Lambda. He has also been "Alpha Man of the Year", Midwestern VicePesident, and a member of the board of both the Education and Building Foundations. Brother Collins is employed by the Cleveland Board of Education and is active with civil rights groups in that city, most notably the NAACP. He championed the cause of civil rights in Cleveland and organized DAL to participate in the famous March on Washington. His personal life exemplifies his commitment and he was the first Black male to receive a Master's degree in Health and Physical


m Education from Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is still a leader in DAL and, in recent years, he has devoted much of his time to the promotion of Life Membership in Cleveland and the Midwest. In 1975, under his leadership, Delta Alpha Lambda

became the top LM Chapter in Alphadom . . . the only chapter to hold this distinction other than St. Louis' Epsilon Lambda. In recognition of his efforts, the award for outstanding individual contributions to the program (given at the Annual Life Member's Breakfast of the General Convention) was dubbed the "ELMER C. COLLINS AWARD". Following the resignation of Life Member Chairman JOHN D. BUCKNER, General President WALTER WASHINGTON named Brother COLLINS as his successor. The spirit and hard work that Brother ELMER COLLINS showed in making Delta Alpha Lambda the #1 Life Membership Chapter will now be used to continue and expand the entire Life Membership campaign. Under his dynamic leadership, the coming years promise continued success and new inroads in reclaiming brothers who wish to proclaim - ALPHA PHI ALPHA — FOR LIFE!





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CHAPTER NEWS EAST delaware On Saturday, September 27, 1975, Zeta Rho Lambda Chapter held its first Annual Golf Tournament at the Dover Country Club. Although a week of rain preceeded the tournament, sixteen citizens of the Dover area responded. The tournament was termed an "Alpha First" and a "Community Success." Mr. Glenard Saltors, of Philadelphia, was the first Zeta Rho Lambda champion while Brothers Rueben Saltors and Jesse Williamson took fourth and fifth prizes respectively. One of Zeta Rho Lambda's community projects: On Sunday, August 24, 1975, Brother Frederick Franklin, and his charming wife, Lucile, entertained approximately 250 guests at a lawn party in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary. Brother Franklin, Life Member No. 2376, who is a member of Zeta Rho Lambda Chapter, was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha in April 1935 at Sigma Chapter in Boston. He has been active in Alpha since that time and is a charter member of Zeta Rho Lambda Chapter. The anniversary celebration was attended by many admirers - from Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, New Jersey, Miami, and Washington, D.C. Brother Franklin and his wife had just returned from the Miami Convention and a stop at Nassau, Paradise Island. Zeta Rho Lambda Chapter is now completing plans for its fifth Annual Gospel Festival to be held in the Education-Humanities Building Auditorium at Delaware State College. This annual competition draws some of the finest Gospel Choirs in the Delmarva area and is anxiously anticipated by the community. All proceeds from these festivals go toward the chapter scholarships for students attending Delaware State College. The Sphinx / December 1975

Zeta Rho Lambda annually contributes toward the Emergency Loan Fund for students established and controlled by the Office of the Dean of Students at Delaware State. Alphas at Delaware State College: Luna I. Mishoe, President; Curtis Bryan, Assistant Academic Dean; Frederick J. Fraklin, Director of Admissions & Records; Ulysses S. Washington, Chairman, Agriculture & Natural Resources; Jethro Williams, Admissions Officer; Kenneth Bell, Assistant P.ofessor - Agriculture.

c.w. post college Kappa Rho Chapter was duly chartered on the campus of C.W. Post College of Long Island University in New York on September 5, 1975. This marks the first time in the history of the university that a Black fraternity has been established. Its formation was made possible by thirty brothers strong, the invaulable assistance and guidance of its graduate advisors, Brother Milton B. Flemmings (Dr.) and Brtoher Oliver Davis and the support of the graudate chapter, Gamma lota Lambda. Kappa Rho plans to make great strides in the near future pertaining to the community, the school and any other endeavors where the Alpha spirit is needed. They have already sponsored a food drive for Our Father's House Alchohol Detoxification Center located in New York City. An inauguration ceremony is planned for this fall with many important graduate brothers as well as college brothers attending. The brothers of Kappa Rho believe that the strength and future of the chapter lies in "how much we can help ourselves and society." They stress total involvement, and with this in mind, Kappa Rho Chapter will remain strong. The chapter officers are: Warren Hayes, President; Mark O'Riley, Vice President; Sheldon Williams, Corresponding Secretary; Emmanuel

Juste, Recording Secretary; Joseph Hagans, Treasurer; Marvin Middleton, Chaplain; Lancess McKnight, Editorto-the-Sphinx; Ricky Crawford, Director of Educational Activities; Philip Price, Community Organizer; Chester Wilson, Seargeant-at-Arms; Dr. Milton B. Flemings, Advisor; Oliver Davis, Advisor-Historian; Isaac Smith, Jr., Dean of Pledges.

new york On the 20th Anniversary year of Zeta Zeta Lambda, Brother Clarence Jacobs, as Associate Editor to the Sphinx, introduced a new program called "Editor to the Sphinx Awards Night," at which the top ten brothers were nominated and elected by popular vote of the brothers. It was a gala evening at the Nursing School Residence of Queens General Hospital where Brother Roy Charmichael is Chief Administrator. It was a family night â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with swimming and recreation for the wives and children while the brothers in the auditorium cast ballots for their chosen ten. Immediately afterwards, they joined their families in the pool and on the patio. At ten o'clock, everyone had catered dinner in the lounge. The final event took place in the auditorium where Brother William Decker Clarke, invited guest, presented top ten awards to: 1. Clifford Clemmons, New York State Director; 2.


Clarence Jacobs, Regional Life Membership Chairman; 3. Charles Riley, Rushing Committee Chairman; 4. Lacy Ray, SEPIA Program Director for New York State; 5. Eric Headley, Education Chairman; 6. Leroy Kellam, Criminal Bar Association Chairman-Queens; 7. Elmore Blackburne, Chairman-Senior Citizens Center; 8. Hinton Brazelton, Administrator-Department Social Services; 9. Charles Lucas, Community School Board Member; 10. Luther Mimms, Chapter President. The overwhelming success of this event will result in its becoming an annual attraction with Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter and is a great idea for other chapters.

Connecticut A number of the brothers of Eta Alpha Lambda Chapter, New Haven, Connecticut, were in the leadership at a recent Book Party sponsored by The Greater New Haven Black Social-Civic Organizations Higher Education Fund. This group, under the leadership of Brother Edward White, is made up of various local fraternities, sororities, labor unions, social clubs, churches and other fraternal groups. It was formed in 1969-70 for the sole purpose of raising money from within the Black community of New Haven, and these funds go to Black youth who need financial aid to attend college. Over the years, more than $80,000 in grants has been made available to several hundred Black youngsters from the New Haven area. Eta Alpha Lambda has been a strong contributor and a staunch supporter of this fund as a part of its "Alpha Outreach Program." The Book Party, under the leadership of Brother Hugh Price, featured Brother Dr. James P. Comer. Dr. Comer, a loyal and active member of Eta Alpha Lambda, received national attention recently (see Alpha Newsletter - September, 1975) with the publication of a book which he coauthored. Recognized as two of the leading psychiatrists in the nation and leading authorities on the development of Black children in the United States, Brother Comer, Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study Center, and Associate Dean - School of Medicine, Yale University; and Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, Associate Professor of Pyschiatry and Associate Dean of Students, Harvard School of Medicine, have combined their knowledge and 28

experience to produce a long overdue guide for Black parents: BLACK CHILD CARE: How to Bring Up A Healthy Black Child in America - A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Development. The book was published by Simon and Schuster in May 1975. The proceeds from the sale of autographed books at the Book Party were contributed to the fund by Dr. Comer. Brother Comer, a member of the Yale University faculty for some seven years, has always been an active member of Eta Alpha Lambda Chapter. We salute him as an author of two outstanding books on Black life, and as a faithful Alpha brother. Dr. Comer's first publication was Beyond Black and White, published in 1972.

delaware On Saturday, August 30, 1975, Gamma Theta Lambda Chapter in Wilmington, Delaware presented its annual Black and Gold Awards Banquet and Ball. The affair was attended by a capacity crowd of brothers, wives and guests. Featured speaker for the Awards Banquet was Brother Charles P. Howard, immediate past Vice President, Eastern Region. Brother Howard emphasized the necessity of "Living the Life of Alpha," to all Brothers, on a continuous basis. A standing ovation was given the speaker for his dynamic and thought provoking address. Gamma Theta Lambda was chartered August 27, 1945. This affair marked the 30th Anniversary of the chapter. As such, charter members were recognized and saluted for their outstanding a c c o m p l i s h m e n t s in Alphadom. Awards were presented honoring the Outstanding Wilmington Citizen of the Year and the Alpha Man of the Year. Recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award was Rep. Al O. Plant, 2nd District Representative, Delaware General Assembly. Mr. Plant has been a long time activist in the struggle for fair and equal e m p l o y m e n t for minorities. He currently serves on the Labor and Commerce and the Rules Committees in the Delaware House of Representatives.

Brother Charles Howard, featured speaker at Gamma Theta Lambda awards banquet.

chapter. In addition to his outstanding accomplishments in Alpha, he is affiliated with Urban Renewal, the NAACP, YMCA, Delaware Teachers Association and the Delaware Bicentennial Committee. He is and has been for some time a Life Member of our beloved fraternity â&#x20AC;&#x201D; L-696. Officers installed for the 1975-76 fiscal year were: Brother James A. Gray, President; Brother DeWayne Ketchum, Vice President; Brother Kenneth Hilton, Treasurer and Brother Howard P. Cooper, Secretary. These officers were charged with leading Gamma Theta Lambda to new levels of accomplishment during the up-coming year. Following the Banquet, a smashing evening was had in the Main Ballroom as an overflow crowd of more than five-hundred guests grooved to the sounds of The Lenny Wilson Orchestra.

Alpha Man of the Year honors went to Brother Howard P. Cooper, an active member of Gamma Theta Lambda for many years. Brother Cooper currently serves as secretary for the The Sphinx / December 19 75

MIDWEST ohio Moved by the spirit of rededication and brotherhood, the brothers of Lorain and Erie County (Ohio) take pride in their successful efforts in forming Kappa Mu Lambda Chapter. Ohio's newest alumni chapter was chartered on July 2, 1974. Since our inception we have experienced a rapid expansion of activities and programs, entailing new commitments and responsibilities for our membership. The basis of our successes to date has been in strong, well-planned civic and social programs. We are currently involved with the City of Lorain in their efforts to recruit and train minority policemen and firemen. The brothers have volunteered their time to tutor potential candidates on training for their civil service examinations. This has involved two nights of classroom activities, and two nights of physical fitness drills at a local junior high school. Our efforts were rewarded by the hiring of three minority trainees as firemen. Brother Thomas Jenkins, Affirmative Action Officer for the City of Lorain, provided valuable leadership in making this project a success. Our chapter is participating in "Project Discovery," a program sponsored by the Lorain Public Library, in its efforts to branch out its services into the Black community. Brother Jerry Warfield, president of the chapter, was appointed to the Board of Advisors for this program.

Other major chapter activities have been participatiion in the "Clothe a Child" Christmas fund; creation of an annual golf tournament; and the establishment of an annual scholarship fund. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding young man or woman residing in the Lorain area who desires further education. Additional events include our first "Black and Gold Sweetheart Ball," held October 24, 1975 at Fontainebleau Party Center in Avon Lake, Ohio. The chapter will also sell Black greeting cards, created by our Brother Dr. Jay Primus. Founders of Kappa Mu Lambda are: James Beatty, Charles Doneghy, Thomas Jenkins, Dennis Jones, Jerry Ledbetter, Ernest Nimmons, Herman Peaks, Lewis Powell, Dr. Jay Primus, William Spruill, Earl Thomas, Floyd Townsend, Clarence Warfield, Quincy Washington, Houston Love, and Cornelius Ward.

Parliamentarian, George Perry; Dean of Pledges, M. Stanley Lusk; Property Chairman, Robert Harbert; Director of Beta Lambda Upsilon Corp., Robert Hughes; Sgt.-at-Arms, Churby Clowers; and Editor to the Sphinx, Eugene Williams. The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha look forward to a very productive year with its new officers, new program of activities, new commitments, and new challenges. As Brother Jimmie Buford assumes his new position as President of Beta Lambda Chapter, he has already activated plans to make this year a "Year of Commitment" — commitment to involve the fraternity in both national and local concerns. In response to the national theme — "Alpha's Outreach to Business" — the chapter has planned to increase the

missoun Beta Lambda Chapter of Kansas City, Missouri proudly announces its new slate of officers for the 1975-76 fraternal year. The following officers were installed at the fraternity's May meeting by Brother S.H. Thompson: President, Jimmie Buford; Vice President, Dr. Adell Thompson; Corresponding Secretary, Ralph Caro; Recording Secretary, Jimmie Banks; Financial Secretary, Don Lee; Treasurer, Dan White; Chaplain, Darby Irwin; Director of Education, James Carr; Historian, Odell Roberts;

Brothers of Kappa Mu Lambda - (standing, left to right) Houston Love, Jay Primes, Jerry Ledbetter, Quincy Washington, Earnest Nimmons, (kneeling left to right) Thomas Jenkins, Clarence Warfield, Cornelius Ward, Lewis Powell and William Sparuill.

Newly elected president of Beta Lambda Chapter, Brother Jimmie Buford, receives the president's gavel from out-going president Brother Colonel Charles McGee.

awareness by the brothers and the local community of the state of affairs of Black businesses in the greater Kansas City community. Another aspect for consideration are our prospects for establishing and maintaining a business enterprise. States Dr. Walter Washington, General President of the Alphas, "Black people in America must find ways to develop more business students, encourage young men who are working for well run corporations to establish businesses of their own and to encourage the joint effort for the growth oLexisting Black businesses." High on the Alpha list of priorities is also a commitment to become involved in local rehabilitative and developmental programs in social welfare by contributing their time, their talents, their finance, their resources, The Sphinx / December



and their united effort to bring about some constructive changes throughout the community. Plans are underway to achieve this goal. President Buford sees this task as monumental but essential. An undisputed majority vote by the Alphas to elect Buford reflects their confidence in him as the man to accomplish the task. Jimmie Buford brings to his elected office experience, expertise, leadership, and a very rational and creative mind. In addition to his duties as assistant principal at Martin Luther King, Jr. High, Buford, Life Member No. 2229, has found time to serve as Correspondence Secretary of the graduate chapter, as Regional Director of the Fraternity, and as a liaison person between the graduate chapter and the college chapters. President Buford, in addition to being selected the 1975 most Outstanding Graduate Brother of the Midwestern Region, is also a 1975 Outstanding Secondary Educator. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix House of Greater Kansas City YMCA and the Niles Home for Children. Jimmie L. Buford looks forward to a productive and rewarding Alpha year.

Indiana state university The brothers of Zeta Rho Chapter, Indiana State University, are happily predicting another fine year in '76 for Alphadom on the Indiana U. campus under the leadership of chapter officers Milton A. Dumas, President; Herman Lee, Vice-President; Rudy Denson, Secretary and Arthur Hawkins, Treasurer. Early in the academic year Zeta Rho boasted eighteen active brothers and two most able advisors: Dr. Andre Hammonds and Charles E. Brown. The year started with a Scholarship Fund Drive designed to raise $ 2 0 0 for a young Black to enable the awardee to attend a college or university of the winner's selection. Presentation was scheduled for the chapter's December Founder's Day weekend. Zeta Rho believes in Alpha Brotherhood and will be traveling a lot this year visiting other chapters, and extends a brotherhood welcome to all chapters to come down to Swinging Zeta Rho. 30

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indiana university The brothers of Gamma Eta Chapter, situated on the beautiful Indiana University campus in Bloomington, Indiana, would like to inform you of some of our upcoming events. Prior to our Founders' Day Weekend, our chapter is sponsoring a group of events which will make up our 1 975 fall edition of our Education week. This year, the brothers will be making an all out effort to make this week significant and successful. A bit different than previous efforts, this week will be diversified in the sense that it will not only include the Blacks on campus, but this year we will try to pull in white participants also. One of our basic goals, is to show the entire educational system, at Indiana University, that Blacks are interested in education. This will be achieved, partly, if the program is big enough to be carried in the racist school paper. Our Education week was held November 10-14, 1975. The week was highlighted by a literary contest, consisting of the following categories: (A) Poetry Contest, (B) Extemporaneous Speaking, (C) Creative Reading. Awards were given in each of the categories by teachers at the university. Capping off the week, the brothers presented a play entitled â&#x20AC;&#x201D; "Day of Adsense," which we feel was an appropriate ending for our week. We feel this was a significant step in continuing forward the stride of Alpha Phi Alpha and an asset to the total Black population on this campus.

SOUTHERN tuskegee institute The brothers of Gamma Phi Chapter still uphold the name of Alpha Phi Alpha, after 27 years of service to Tuskegee Institute and the Tuskegee community. For the academic year 1974-75, with some 34 brothers, Gamma Phi initiated and participated in nine community service projects. This total does not include regular programs sponsored by the chapter. The community projects w e r e : the Heart Fund Walkathon, a special class project for the educable retarded children, the Fight inflation food raffle, Christmas Spirit Uplift, U.S. veterans' projects, civic deeds, aid to tornado disaster victims, Black awareness, and "Operation Help." The more interesting of these programs, "Operation H e l p , " is designed in phases. The program was initiated (Phase I) by raising funds for the establishment of a boys' home (for juvenile delinquents) in Macon County, Alabama. The brothers also aided many of the victims of a tornado in this county by collecting money, food, and clothing to assist the families for several days. When it comes to that good ole Alpha scholarship, Gamma Phi upholds the name well. This year we have at least 1 1 brothers who have made a GPA of 3.00 or better on the 4.00 scale. The number of brothers per major are: accounting, 3; education, 3; business management, 3; preveterinary medicine, 3; biology, 3;

Brothers of Zeta Rho Chapter Kneeling L to R: Londale Micou, Jerome Daniels, Milton A. Dumas, Mac Lawrence Ford, Charles Burnett, Mr. Charles Brown and Rudy Denson. Standing: Herman Lee. Peter Riggs, Gerrard Ledbetter, Stanley Williams, Rhoal Tapp, Ernest Mernwether, Marvin Parrott and John Barron.

electrical engineering, 2; pre-forestry, 1; electronics, 1; political science, 2; veterinary medicine, 1 ; applied mathematics, 2; chemistry, 1; master's work, 3. In an effort to strive for the highest during the 1975-76 academic year, the brothers of Gamma Phi have expanded the program, " O p e r a t i o n Help," with phases II and III. Phase II is a senior citizen art program and Phase III is a community garden project to help the poor beat the high cost of food. For the academic year 1974-75 we had some nine brothers to be initiated and ten brothers graduated. Thus, we begin 1975-76 with a total of 24 brothers. We at Gamma Phi feel that Alpha Phi Alpha offers the finest brotherhood to be found anywhere and we w e l c o m e brothers to come fellowship with us in the true spirit of our Fraternity.

a & t university The brothers of Beta Epsilon Chapter at A & T University, Greensboro, North Carolina, are truly indicative of Alpha men on the move. In the short time they have been back in school, these brothers have initiated several service projects which exemplify as well as portray Alpha Phi Alpha as a servant of mankind. On Saturday, October 4, 1975, the brothers of Beta Epsilon conducted a benefit drive for the Greensboro Heart Association. At the conclusion of the drive, the brothers were able to proudly report $101.00 to the Heart Association. However, the brothers of Beta Epsilon were not content to glow over past laurels or actions, they planned and sponsored a city-wide benefit bike-a-thon for the United Negro College Fund. The bike-a-thon was held on October 11 at A & T State Univeristy and the surrounding vicinity. Once again the brothers of Beta Epsilon were able to report a successful drive to a benefit agency. The brothers presented the United Negro College Fund with $160.00. It is with this type of spirit and service oriented programming that the brothers of Beta Epsilon have begun another memorable year in Alpha.


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north Carolina state u. The Eta Omicron Chapter located at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, once again began its year with several brothers in some of the top leadership positions on campus. Brother Carl Elliot Myers was elected to the Presidency of the University Student Center. Brother Roy Lucas now serves as the Chairman of the Black Student Board. Several other brothers are serving as representatives to the governing power on campus. Thirty-one strong, the brothers elected the following officers: Jermoe Lofton, Jr., President; Weldon Dixon, Vice President; Thurman Mcintosh, Secretary; Artis Jenkins, Treasurer; Gregory Foust, Dean of Pledgees; Norris Cole, Assistant Dean of Pledgees; Carlton Richardson, Director of Education and Chaplain; Ronnie Buie, Historian; William Kirkland, Seargeant-at-Arms; Joshua Bethea, Jr., Associate Editor-to-the-Sphinx. A challenging slate of activities and programs have been planned for the year. Eta Omicron will continue its unique program involving the support and help of a poverty stricken family in a nearby community. The family is composed of an elderly couple and their nephew. This project and others that will be undertaken during the year, will keep the brothers of Eta Omicron busy. The outlook for Eta Omicron is for continued success.

florida Beta Beta Lambda Chapter attained special recognition at both the Fraternity's state and regional conventions in St. Petersburg and Charleston, South Carolina, respectively. Under the coordination of Brother William E. Clarke, Beta Beta Lambda was awarded Chapter of the Year at both conventions.

These coveted awards were given to the Chapter for outstanding service and community involvement. Some activities include Life Membership in the NAACP, Thanksgiving Baskets and Christmas toys for the needy, reclamation of over 2 5 Brothers, eighth largest Chapter in the nation claiming over 115 financial members, leading Florida in total number of Life Members and ranking third in the Southern regional Life Membership listings. In addition, Miami's Beta Beta Lambda Chapter was recognized for revitalizing the Miss Black and Gold Contest, maintaining its youth scholarship awards, its $1,000 contribution to Florida Memorial College, and the successful annual Alpha Scholarship Ball. Brothers who attended the State Convention in St. Petersburg earlier in the year were Jonathan Thurston, Cyrus Jollivette, Frederick Johnson, Larry Clark and family, Syerenees Baker, George Koonce and family, and William Clark, III. Those in attendance at the Regional Convention in Charleston included Brothers Cyrus Jollivette, Samuel L. Gay, William Clark, III, and Dan Francis and family. The Chapter was host for the 1975 National Convention held at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida.

florida On Saturday, September 20, 1975, the brothers of Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, presented the United Negro College Fund with a $ 6 0 0 check. President Joseph Johnson and Treasurer Tylus Grant, presented the donation to Brother Gilbert Porter, who is a regional representative of UNCF. Alpha brothers of Zeta Alpha Lambda are happy to know that 75% of the sum total will go to Florida Memorial College of Miami, Florida. Brother Porter presented the chapter with a certificate in recognition of the gift. He stated that Zeta Alpha Lambda was the first organization in the state of Florida to give to UNCF for the 1975-76 school year. The brothers of Zeta Alpha Lambda hope to present UNCF with an even larger gift in September of 1976.


Brother HAROLD T. DERRY, a Baltimore pharmacist, died at the age of 76. He was the son of a pharmacist. His parents were Dr. John and Mrs. Mattie Derry. When Dr. Derry finished the old Colored High School, Lincoln and Fordham Universities, he worked for a time in his dad's drug store at Druid Hill Avenue and Oxford Street from 1925 to 1930. Later he was employed as a pharmacist at Penn Dol Pharmacy at Pennsylvania and Dolphin until 1935 and Young's Prescription Pharmacy.

Brother Armen Gloster Evans

Brother ARMEN GLOSTER E V A N S , a longtime pediatrician associated with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, passed into Omega Chapter September 12, 1975 at Judson Park Nursing Care Center. He was 80 years old. In addition to being an instructor at the School of Medicine, he was a staff member of the Rainbow Babies' and Children's Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital. In 1960-61 he served as president of the old Western Reserve University Medical Alumni Association. Dr. Evans, a pioneer of Alpha Phi Alpha and Cleveland Medical Schools, was the only living charter member of Pi Chapter of Western Reserve University. He was former president of the John A. Andrew Clinical Society of Tuskegee, Alabama. He and the other brothers of Pi fought and worked very hard to establish Alpha Phi Alpha on the campus of Western Reserve Univeristy. Pi Chapter was one of the early chapters that played a major role in the development of Alpha Phi Alpha. Brother Evans had many unpleasant experiences in his struggle to get through Medical School. He is survived by his wife, the former Louise E. Canneville, two daughters, Margaret Kelso and Barbara Dumas, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. 32

Brother THOMAS L. GENTRY, Jr. born September 27, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri to Mrs. Percy Robinson Gentry and the late Thomas L. Gentry, Sr., entered Omega Chapter on September 23, 1975. He was a graduate of Cole Elementary School and Sumner High School. He received his degree in electrical engineering from Washington Univeristy in June, 1958 and had continued to do advance study at the university since his graduation. He served in the medical corps of the armed services from July 27, 1953 to July 26, 1955. While working toward his degree, Brother Gentry also worked at the post office. Upon graduation, June, 1958, he was employed immediately as an electrical engineer at McDonnell-Douglas Corporation where he had been working ever since. In his early childhood, he was confirmed as a member of Visitation Catholic Church and was later transferred to St. Ann's Catholic Church. He was active in both civic and fraternal organizations. Brother Gentry, Life Member No. 293, was a member of Epsilon Lambda Chapter, St. Louis. He was named "Alpha Man of the Year" in 1972, and in June of this year, he ended his two-year term as president of the Pan-Hellenic Council. Brother Gentry was also a member of the Martin Luther King Observance Committee, YMCA and the YWCA. In addition to his mother (who is one of the oldest living graduates of Sumner High School) he is survived by a halfsister, Mrs. Rae Morgan, Chicago; a foster-brother, Eugene Gentry; a cousin, Byron Robinson and a host of friends. Brothers of Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter, Memphis, Tennessee were saddened with the recent passing of Brother AUGUSTUS ARVIS LATTING on Tuesday, October 2 1 , 1975, at his home after an extended illness. Attorney Latting, a native of Helena, Arkansas, was a man of integrity and high ideals who touched the lives of so many through the directions and guidance he gave over the years, especially to those going out into the field of practicing law for the first time. He was referred to by many who knew him as "Doc" because of his academic achievement. Brother Latting received his undergraduate degree from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University, Evanston-Chicago, Illinois. He served as Dean of the Department of Political Science and Economics at Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, and was a professor in political science at LeMoyne College, Memphis, Tennessee for several years. He practiced law in Memphis and over the state of Tennessee for over forty-one years. His legal specialty was Probate Court, but he had had success in civil and criminal practice, and was regarded as one of the leading authorities in the legal field. He refused several appointments to the judgeship that were offered to him during his career. The President of the United States appointed him as an Associate Government Appeal Agent and the Governor of The Sphinx / December 7 975

Rev. Lewis, who lived on the South Side of Chicago, died Monday at the First Church of Deliverance Convalescent Home, 4316 S. Wabash. He was a professor of public speaking and religion for 25 years at Morehouse College.

Brother A A. Latting Tennessee honored him with the Commission of Colonel Aide de Camp for patriotism, valor and fidelity. In 1965, he received a Congressional Certificate of Merit for work with the Selective Service System, and served on the City's Civil Service Board. He was the first Black to be appointed to the Board of Directors of Memphis and Shelby County Bar Association. Brother Latting was very active in civic, social and religious activities in the city of Memphis, and received many outstanding service awards for his participation. He was a member of the Supreme Court of Arkansas; the Supreme Court of Tennessee; the Supreme Court of the United States and the American Bar Association. Brothers of Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter turned out in full force to pay last respects with Omega memorial service at The R.S. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home. Brother Latting will be remembered for his kindness, courtesies, unselfish attitude and pleasant disposition by all of us who knew him. We shall continue to praise him for a performance well done. Funeral services were held Friday, October 24, 1975, at 3:00 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church with interment in Elmwood Cemetery. He leaves to mourn his departure a son, Brother Arvis Latting, two daughters, a brother, a sister, five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Brother LLOYD O. LEWIS, 92, a retired Baptist minister and college professor, were held at Griffin Funeral Home, 3232 S. King Drive, Chicago. Burial was in Lincoln Cemetery, Worth, Illinois. The Sphinx / December 1975

Memorial services for Brother WILLIAM G. MOSLEY, ST., 89, former principal of Vashon High School, were conducted at the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road. Brother Mosley died after an extended illness at the Oak Forest Hospital in Chicago where he had lived, since retirement, with his sister, Mrs. Victoria Goins. The memorial service at the Ethical Society was conducted by its leader James F. Hornbach. Robert McFerrin sang "It is Enough" an aria from the oratoria "The Elijah" and the "Lord's Prayer" by Malotte. He was accompanied by Wirt D. Walton. Mr. Mosley was a graduate of Colorado University with A.B. and M.A. degrees. He also studied at the University of Chicago and Columbia University. For more than 40 years, Brother Mosley was a part of the St. Louis Public School system. He taught science and mathematics at Sumner High School. In 1929, he became assistant principal of Vashon High School. In 1945, he became principal of Vashon. The Wolverine Year Book of the school in 1965 was dedicated to him with the following statement: "In dedication to William G. Mosley, our inspired principal, whose broad vision has opened new vistas to our youth. During his administration, as assistant principal, 1927 to 1939, and as principal, 1940 to 1955, his devotion to the democratic ideal has brought renewed emphasis to understanding among all men. He has sought constantly, through the improvement of learning at Vashon, the opportunity to develop well-balanced personalities." Brother Mosley retired in 1955. His wife, Martha, died in 1971. Mosley was a devoted member of the Ethical Society and Life Member No. 337 (Epsilon Lambda Chapter). Besides Mrs. Goins, Mr. Mosley leaves to mourn, two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Robinson, Chicago; and Mrs. Ernestine Cypress, Jackson, Mississippi; two brothers, Ensley and Walter Mosley of Chicago; a daughter, Dr. Julia Ransom of New York and a son, Ira Libby Mosley of Washington, D.C. Also, two grandsons, Charles G. Mosley of Los Angeles and Carlos Mosley of Washington and Wayne and Mona Ransom. Brother HAROLD C. STRICKLAND joined Omega Chapter unexpectedly Saturday, October 25, 1975. He suffered a heart attack after being in excellent health until his death. Brother Strickland, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 5, 1915, received a B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Toledo in 1940. In 1942, he received a M.A. in Social Administration, specializing in Community Organization and Group Work from, Ohio State University. While attending Ohio State, he served as Youth Director of the Old Spring Street Branch YMCA. From 1942-1951, he was Youth Director at Cedar Avenue Branch YMCA in Cleveland. He resigned to become Executive Director of-the Indiana Branch YMCA in Toledo until 1961. He then served as Field secretary of the Ohio NAACP until his untimely death. A memorial service was conducted by Alpha Rho Lambda Chapter on October 29, at Whittker Funeral Home. 33




Henry A. Callis, M.O.

Charles H. Chapman

Eugene Kinckle Jones

George B. Kelley

Nathaniel A. Murray

Robert H.Ogle

Vertner W. Tandy

GENERAL OFFICERS GENERAL PRESIDENT — Walter Washington Alcorn A & M University, Lorman, MS GENERAL TREASURER — Leven C. Weiss 4 6 7 6 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, Ml GENERAL COUNSEL — Albert Holland, Jr 31 Hickory Hill Rd„ Tappan, NY HISTORIAN — Charles H. Wesley 1 8 2 4 Taylor Street, N.W., Washington, DC COMPTROLLER — Charles C. Teamer 2 6 0 1 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA DIRECTOR-GENERAL CONVENTIONS — Kermit J. Hall 100 Fairview Ave., Yeadon, PA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF-SPHINX — Michael J. Price 4 4 3 2 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL

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VICE PRESIDENTS EASTERN — Henry G. Gillem, Sr MIDWESTERN — Thomas D. Pawley, III SOUTHERN — Ozell Sutton SOUTHWESTERN — George W . Thompson WESTERN — Rogernald Jackson

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ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS EASTERN REGION — Thomas Allston, III Hampton Institute, Hampton, VA MIDWESTERN REGION — Charles E. Smith 1 5 9 8 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH SOUTHERN REGION — Isaac H. Miller, III 9 3 0 White Street, Atlanta, GA SOUTHWESTERN REGION — Lucius Alexander 6 3 0 3 - A Vioitha Drive, Austin, TX WESTERN REGION — Bennie J. Harris, Jr. . . . 2 7 2 7 Ellendale Place No. 16, Los Angeles, CA

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General Office: 4432 Martin Luther King Drive,

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 EXTENSION: 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: Charles Lewis - 3500 Firestone Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105 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

Moses Melvin Morrison* Roscoe C. Giles* Frederick Miller

Chicago, IL 60653

William H. Walker, Executive Secretary James B. Blanton, Assistant Executive Secretary Michael J. Price, Assistant Executive Secretary A L P H A PHI A L P H A BUILDING F O U N D A T I O N , I N C . J.L Hunt, Chairman Dr. Edward W. Ballard, Vice Chairman William H. Walker, Secretary Leven C. Weiss, Treasurer Albert Holland, Counsel Stenson Broaddus, Ass't Secretary Ernest N. Morial William Decker Clarke Dr. Walter Washington, Ex Officio William M. Alexander* Morris W.Hatchett Larry Earvin A L P H A PHI A L P H A EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. William Ross, Jr. Chairman William H. Walker, Secretary Leven C. Weiss, Treasurer Albert Holland, Counsel William Ross, Jr. Jesse Sterling Ivan Cotman Walter Sullivan Reby Carey *0MEGA CHAPTER


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 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 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 Wilberforce. Ohio 45384 Ernest N. Morial 1101 Harrison Avenue New Orleans, LA 70122

'OMEGA CHAPTER T h e S p h i n x / December 1975

ifflfr * (Asterisk) indicates that address listed is not current. In this case a directory was submitted for 1 9 7 4 - 7 5 but not for 19 7 5 - 7 6 . NO REPORT indicates that the chapter has failed to report an address (file a chapter directory) for two consecutive years prior to publication In such cases no directory was filed for 1 9 7 4 - 7 5 or 1 9 7 5 - 7 6 .

EAST INTERNATIONAL (DISTRICT I) Director Office of Division Chaplain Sylvester Shannon, Chaplain HQS, 3rd Armored Division APO New York, NY 09039 Africa (Area II * Eta Epsilon Lambda (Monrovia, Liberia —• #260) K. Jefferies Adorkor, Jr. (CS) P.O. Box 55 Monrovia, Liberia Europe (Area I I I * Theta Theta Lambda (Frankfort, Germany — #285) LTC Chester F. Johnson (CS) 63rd Finance Section APO, New York 09052 Caribbean (Area I I I ! * 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


Alpha Kappa (Metropolitan — #32) INACTIVE ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Gamma Lambda (Boston — #214) James T. Howard (CS) 104 Greenwood Street Boston, MA 02121 * 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 Kappa Delta (U of Connecticut #423) Gerald D. Coley (S) P.O. Box 454 Storrs, CT 06268

McKinley Hackett P.O. Box 845 Westfield, MA 01085 Massachusetts (Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Sigma (Metropolitan — #17) Dennis Hinson 200 Bay State Rd„ Rm. #401 Boston, MA 02215

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Advisor President Corresponding Secretary Secretary Financial Secretary Recording Secretary


ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota lota Lambda (Rome — #510) NO REPORT

Director Clifford R. Clemmons 221-25 Manor Rd. Queens Village, NY 11427

Theta Chi Lambda (Schenectady — #298) NO REPORT

Western New York State (Area 1) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Epsilon (U of BuffaloNO REPORT

(T) (ES) (VP) (DOP) (DP) (AS)


ALUMNI CHAPTERS Rho Lambda (Buffalo — #116) Frank Brown (P) 162 Pheasant Run N. Tonawanda, NY 14220 Eta Rho Lambda (Rochester — #271) Charles Champion (P) 342 Bridgewood Street Rochester, NY 14612 Eta Theta Lambda (Wyandance — #263) NO REPORT

* Beta Pi Lambda (Albany — #159) Edward F. Kennell (S) 5595 Depot Rd. Altamont, NY 12009

Zeta Phi Lambda (Stamford — #253) David A. Austin (P) 29 Quintard Terrace Stamford, CT 06902 Eta Alpha Lambda (New Haven — #256) Ronald Manning (P) 140 Stimson Road New Haven, CT 06510

ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Kappa Upsilon Lambda (Mid-Hudson Valley — #540) Adedokin A. Oshoniyi (A) 16 Crossway Road Beacon, NY 12508 Eta Chi Lambda (Nyack — #276) NO REPORT

New Hampshire (Area IV) Theta Zeta (Dartmouth College — #381) Michael A. Carter (VP) Hinman Box 5024 — DC Hanover, NH 03755

Theta Epsilon (Adelphi U — #380) Roger Carey (P) Adelphi U - Linen Hall Suite "D" Garden City, N.J. 11530 Kappa Rho (C.W. Post College — #435) Oliver Davis (A) Box 393 — CWP Center of LIU Greenvale, NY 11548

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

Eta Zeta Lambda (New Rochelle — #261) NO REPORT

NEW JERSEY Central New York State (Area II)

(Metropolitan) COLLEGE CHAPTERS ' Delta Zeta (Syracuse U — #94) Sylvester Johnson (S) 104 — Dellplain Hall — SU Syracuse, NY 13210 Alpha (Cornell U — # 1 ) Glen J. Christopher (S) 125 Coddington Road — Apt. F.-6 Ithaca, NY 14850


New York City (Area V)

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Eta (Metropolitan — #7) NO REPORT Zeta Eta (Columbia U — #338) Stephen C. Walker (CS)) 534 W. 114th Street New York, NY 10025

lota Kappa Lambda (Syracuse — #511) NO REPORT

Alpha Gamma Lambda (New York) #125) Connie V. Miller (P) 1270 — 5th Avenue —Apt. 5L New York, NY 10029

lota Theta Lambda (Endicott — #509) Allen Lee (P) 2029 Ford Road Endicott, NY 13760

* Kappa Xi Lambda (New York — #536) Lock Box 724 FDR. Station New York, NY 10022


Northeast New York State (Area I I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Kappa Zeta (Utica College — #425) William E. Madison (S) Box 148 South Hall - Utica College Utica, NY 13502

Director Elbert C. Wisner 300 Lincoln Dr., Colonial Terr. Ocean, NJ 07112

Northern New Jersey (Hudson) (Area I)


Rhode Island (Area III) Alpha Gamma (Brown U — #25) Kent D. Lollis (CS) P.O. Box 1167 — Brown U Providence, Rl 02912

Treasurer Editor-to-The-Sphinx Vice President Dean of Pledges Dean of Pledges Assistant Secretary

ALUMNI CHAPTERS "Hudson Valley" (Area IV)

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Sigma Lambda (Hartford — #161) R. Lee Scott (P) 128 Fulton Street New Britain, CT 06051

(DISTRICT II) Director

(A) (P) (CS) (S) (FS) (RS)

COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Iota Rho (Newark College of Engineering — #413) Benjamin Tarver (S) P.O. Box 143 Newark, NJ 07101 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Theta Lambda (Teaneck — #531) NO REPORT

Brooklyn and Long Island, New York (Area VI) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Chi (City of Brooklyn — #308) NO REPORT

* Delta Mu Lambda (Montclair— #199) James H. Allen (P) 495 E. 29th Street Peterson, NJ 07514

* Alpha Alpha Lambda (Newark — #123) Arthur C. Williams (SI 158 Lincoln St Montclair. NJ 07042 Beta Alpha Lambda (Jersey City — #145) NO REPORT Central New Jersey (Area II) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta lota (Rutgers U — #97) NO REPORT lota lota (Trenton State College — #406) Burgess Harrison (CS) 306 Ely — Trenton State College Trenton, NJ 08625 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Nu Lambda (Plainfield — #245) NO REPORT Theta Psi Lambda (Somerset — #299) Glenville Watson (CS) 18 Suttie Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854 Zeta lota Lambda (Trenton — #242) James Davis, Jr. (S) 70 Tyler Drive Willingboro, NJ 08046 Coastal New Jersey (Area III) ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa lota Lambda (Burlington County — #532) Kenneth Baylock (CS) 15 Edge Lane Willingboro, NJ 08046 Zeta Epsllon Lambda (Red Bank — #238) C. B. Cargile, Jr. (S) 1261 Old County Lane Road, E. Lakewood, NJ 08701 Alpha Theta Lambda (Atlantic City — #130) Lawrence L. Stroud (RS) 805 S. Broad Street Pleasantville, NJ 08232

PENNSYLVANIA (DISTRICT V) Director Frank Devine 6202 Washington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143 Western Pennsylvania (Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Omicron (U of Pittsburgh — #14) Glenn Leroy Hodge (P) Box 1594, 3955 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Iota Sigma (Millersville State College — #414) Joseph F. Kinsey (P) 3-G Brookwood Court Millersville, PA 17551 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Beta Lambda (Erie — #525) NO REPORT * Alpha Omicron Lambda (Pittsburgh — #136) Wilbur C. Douglas, Jr. (S) 6521 Deary Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Central Pennsylvania (Area I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Nu (Pennsylvania State College — #78) George W. Smth (VP) 340 E. Beaver Ave. — Apt. #129 State College, PA 16801 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Theta Lambda (Harrisburg — #241) NO REPORT Eastern Pennsylvania (Area III) COLLEGE CHAPTFRS Zeta Psi (West state College — #353) Charlie Griffin (T) Box 3093 — WCSC West Chester, PA 19380 •Nu (Lincoln U — # 11) Edward L. Vaughn (S) 1213 Wissler St. Clarksdale, MS 38614 Psi (U of Pennsylvania — #22) Jerry Godfrey (P) 6134 Columbia Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19151 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Rho (Philadelphia — #16) George C. McLean (S) 508 Briar Hill Road Springfield, PA 19064 Zeta 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, MD 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 Maryland North (Area II) COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Beta Alpha (Morgan State College — #45) Alan V. Poulson (P) 2318 Koko Lane Baltimore, MD 21216 ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Alpha Lambd; (Aberdeen — #502) Francis H. Harris (CS) P.O. Box 205 Aberdeen, M0 21001 * Delta Lambda (Baltimore — #104) Joseph Yates (IP) 3201 Clifton Avenue Baltimore, MO 21215

* Kappa Kappa Lambda (Baltimore — #533) Richard G. Smith (P) 535 Beaumont Avenue Baltimore, MD 21239

* lota Beta (U of Virginia — #399) Thomas Jeffrey Fields (CS) P.O. Box 83 X NCMB Station Charlottesville, VA 22903

Maryland Southwest (Area 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

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Alpha Lambda (Charlottesville — #167) Stephen 0. Waters (S) Box 3036 Charlottesville, VA 22903

Nu Lambda (Virginia State College — #112) Walter Elias, Jr. (P) Box 68 — VSC Petersburg, VA 23803

Blue Ridge South (Area II)

Tidewater North (Area VI)

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Phi Lambda (Columbia — #543) Melvin Blanheim (P) 9628 Basket Ring Road Columbia, MD 21045 * lota Upsilon Lambda (Silver Spring — #520) John B. Walker, III P.O. Box 2233 Silver Spring, MD 20906 Kappa Epsilon Lambda (Landover — #528) Silas A. Butler, Jr. (P) Box 2188 — Capital Plaza Dr. Hyattsville, MD 20784 Maryland Eastern (Area IV) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Nu (U of Maryland, ES. — #100) James K. Jubilee (P) P.O. Box 1482 — UMES Princess Anne, MD 21853 Eta Zeta (Bowie State College — #359) Barnabus D. Sewell (P) P.O. Box #675 Bowie, MD 20715 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Omicron Lambda (Princess Anne — #203) NO REPORT * Eta Eta Lambda (Annapolis) Thomas R. Hunt (P) P.O. Box 694 Annapolis, MD 21404 Washington. D.C. (Area V) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta (Howard U — #2) Eddie Mason, III (CS) Box 506 — Howard University Washington, DC 20009 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Mu Lambda (Washington — #111) Theodore L. Patterson (CS) 4110 18th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20011 'Omicron Lambda Alpha (Washington — #500) Daniel S. Anderson (S) 6716 Garrett Road Rockville, MD 20855

VIRGINIA (DISTRICT VII) Director George H. Johnson 3300 Lamb Avenue Richmond, VA 23222 Blue Ridge North (Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Iota Alpha (Washington 4 Lee U — #398) John W. Evans (S) P.O. Box 1120 Lexington, VA 24450

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta lota (Vinginia Polytechnic U — #384) Vincent B. Johnson (CS) P.O. Box 346 Blacksburg, VA 24060 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Kappa Lambda (Roanoke — #132) Walter N. Atkinson 911 Staunton Ave., N.W. Roanoke, VA 24017 Gamma Nu Lambda (Lynchburg — #78) David L. Moseley IS) Rte 4, Box 330C Madison Heights, VA 24572 Southern Virginia (Area I I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Tau (St. Paul's Polytechnic — #305) NO REPORT

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Gamma Lambda (Richmond — #147) C. A. Pennington (S) 3212 Griffin Avenue Richmond, VA 23222

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma lota (Hampton Institute — #75) Shedrick C. Lowndes, Jr. (CS) 104 Moton Hall Hampton Institute, VA 23668 Kappa Pi (William 8, 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 IP) 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)

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Omicron Lambda (Lawrenceville — #225) Ernest L. Morse ((CS) P.O. Box 595 South Hill, VA 23970

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Pi (Norfolk State College — #324) Samuel C. Gregory (P) Box 2033 — NSC Norfolk, VA 23504

* lota Tau Lambda (Charlotte Court House — #519) Claude Miller (P) P.O. Box 208 Charlotte CH, VA 23923

ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Phi Lambda (Norfolk — #142) Arnell Burrus (P) 340 Fernwood Farms Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23324

* Delta Nu Lambda (Danville — #200) Robert G. Neals (S) Rte. 3, Box 425 Danville, VA 24541 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. 0. 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) George W. Collins, Jr. (P) 20811 — 3 r d Avenue Ettrick, VA 23803

Epsilon lota lambda (Suffolk — #220) Leon N. Harris (CS) 5548 Greenwood Rd. Suffolk, VA 23437 * Epsilon Nu Lambda (Portsmouth — #223) Charles H. Taylor, Jr. (P) 1409 Carson Cresant, West Portsmouth, VA 23701



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) 1721 W. Fredonia Peoria, IL 61606 Zeta Nu (Eastern Illinois — #343) Otis Nelson (P) 1031 — 7th Street Charleston, IL 61920

Eta Tau (Illinois State U — #371) Calvin 0. Matthews (A) 503 E. Willow Street Normal, IL 61761

Eta Eta (Western Illinois U — #360) Maurice Redding (P) 700 Linden Lane — Apt. #606 Macomb, IL 61455

Theta Omicron (Millikin U — #389) Charles Jones, Jr. (A) 715 E. Clay St. Decatur, IL 62521

lota Pi (SlU-Edwardsville — #412) Kevin R. Harper (P) Branch P.O. Box 1559 Edwardsville, IL 62025

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Omicron Lambda Beta (Champaign — #501) Jim Casey (P) P.O. Box 3263 — Country Fair Station Champaign, IL 61820 Kappa PI Lambda (Peoria #538) Sam Hayes (P) 2919 N. Redwood Peoria, IL 61606



Director Ronald McBride 8828 S. Cornell Chicago, Illinois 60617 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta (Metropolitan — #8) O'Dell E. Davis (S) 2001 S. Michigan — Apt. 4L Chicago, IL 60616 Alpha Mu (Northwestern U — #33) Aldore 0. Collier (S) 2321 Sheridan Rd. — Box 309 Evanston, IL 60201 Epsilon Phi (Northern Illinois U — #329) Michael S. Hill (S) 917 Greenbrier DeKalb, IL 60115 ALUMNI CHAPTERS *Xi Lambda (Chicago — # 1 1 3 ) 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 lota Delta Lambda (Chicago — #505) NO REPORT Kappa Chi Lambda (Waukegan — #544) George H. Dillard (CS) 804 Oakley Waukegan, IL 60085 * Mu Alpha Lambda (Dekalb #546) Donald J. Wilson (S) 135 N. Mayfield Apt. " C " Chicago, IL 60644 Mu Delta Lambda (Springfield — #549) Milton P. Johnson (CS) 1801 Seven Pines Road Springfield, IL 62704

ILLINOIS (Southern) 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

ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Delta Epsilon Lambda (East St. Louis — # 1 9 3 ) Frank T. Lyerson (ES) 1601 Market Street E. St. Louis, IL 62207

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Kappa Lambda (Des Moines — #243) Walter J. Riley (P) 4000 — 29th Street Des Moines, IA 50310

KANSAS Director Richard Marshall 1014 Calvin — No. 9 Kansas City, KS 66102 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Upsilon (U of Kansas — #19) Dexter White (P)

Box 2158 INDIANA Director Robert McGhee 3410 West 58th St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Eta (Indiana U — #73) Derek M. Stephens (P) 1127 East Atwater Bloomington, IN 47401 Gamma Rho (Purdue — #82) Daryl Hamer (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

Gamma Chi (Kansas State College — #87) Elvis E. Alcox (P) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 209 Tanner Hall Pittsburg, KS 66762 Delta Mu (Wichita State U — #99) NO REPORT Epsilon Omicron (Washburn U — #323) NO REPORT Kappa Tau (Kansas State U — #437) Richard Marshall (A) 1014 Calvin — No. 9 Kansas City, KS 66102 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta 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

Director Langston D. Smith 1860 B. Arundel Drive Lexington, KY 40505

* Gamma Rho Lambda (Gary—#182) Everett S. Palmer (S) 634 E. 21st Ave. Gary, IN 46407

* Alpha Pi (U of Louisville — #37) Danny R. Penick (P) Box 1120 Louisville, KY 40208

* Theta Upsilon Lambda (Fort Wayne — #296) Ernest P. Lavender (S) P.O. Box 5076 Fort Wayne, IN 46825 * Kappa Rho Lambda (Evansville — #539) James Landers (AS) 714 Bayard Park Drive Evansville, IN 47713

IOWA Director Everett A. Mays P.O. Box 533 Des Moines, IA 50302 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Theta (U of Iowa — #30) Ronald Baugh IP) 135 Slater Hall — U of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242 Alpha Nu (Drake U — #34) NO REPORT

Gamma Epsilon Lambda (Hopkinsville — #171) NO REPORT

MICHIGAN Director William A. Tipper 912 E. Wellington Flint, Ml 48503

Kansas City, Mo. 66044

ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Lambda (Indianapolis — #109) Leon Bradford (CS) P.O. Box 88181 Indianapolis, IN 46208

Theta Xi Lambda (South Bend — #290) INACTIVE

* Gamma Beta Lambda (Frankfort— #168) Dr. William W. Bearden (S) Box 7 Kentucky State University Frankfort, KY 40601



Beta Mu (Kentucky State U — #55) Gregory F. King (P) 330 MoCullin Hall — KSU Frankfort, KY 40601 * Epsilon Chi (U of Kentucky — #330) Desni Brannon (P) Box 379 -U of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506 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 * Alpha Beta Lambda (Lexington — #124) Langston Smith (P) c/o Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter

P. 0. Box 1248 Lexington, KY 40507

COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Epsilon (U of Michigan — #5) Gerald Appling (S) 340 S. Division St. Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 Alpha Upsilon (Wayne State — #41) Donald Snider (P) 23020 Webster Oak Park, Ml 48237 * Gamma Tau (Michigan State U — #84) Hugh S. Hatten (P) P.O. Box 466-MSU East Lansing, Ml 48823 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 * Eta Xi (U of Detroit — #366) Don Smith (P) 2417 Highland Detroit, Ml 48206 Theta Tau (General Motors Institute — #393) Harry L. Alston, Jr. (S) 3495 Apt. 4 Court Circle Dr. Flint, Ml 48502 * lota Epsilon (Grand Valley — #402) Paul R. Harvey (P) 41 Buckley St. Grand Rapids, Ml 49503 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Gamma Lambda (Detroit — #103) Ivan L. Cotman (S) 20141 Mclntyre Detroit, Ml 48219 ' 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) Leonard Gay (S) 2822 Yost Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 lota Rho Lambda (Pontiac — #517) NO REPORT

lota Phi Lambda (Muskegon Heights — #521) NO REPORT lota Chi lambda (Saginaw — #522) James Gaddis (P) 4028 Wisner Saginaw, Ml 48601 Kappa Delta Lambda (East Lansing — #527) Robert Brown, Jr. (P) P.O. Box 1226 Lansing, Ml 48904 * 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 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha Eta (St. Louis — #29) David Brown (S) Box 54-Lindenwood College, II St. Charles, MO 63301 Epsilon Psi (U of Missouri — #331) Terry D. Logan (P) Hwy 63 & Elm Rolla, MO 65401 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Lambda (St. Louis — #105) Elmore W. Nelson (CSJ 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 3202W Brighton, # 2 0 Kansas City, MO 64128 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Rho (U of Missouri — #303) Raymond Vaughn, Jr. (CS) 4224 S. Benton Kansas City, MO 64130 Zeta Gamma (Central Missouri — #334) Rembert Young (S) 354 " B " Knox Hall — CMSU Warrensburg, MO 64093 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Lambda (Kansas City — #102) Jimmie L Buford (P) 9807 Smalley Avenue Kansas City, MO 64134

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



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) Albert Jones, Jr. (P) c'o Adrian Haywood Koonce Hall — Box 511 Kent, OH 44243 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 — # 1 8 9 ) Andrew A. Venable (CS) 3399 Superior Park Drive Cleveland, OH 44118 ' Eta Tau Lambda (Akron — #273) Edwin L. Parms (CS) 1908 # 1 Cascade Plaza Akron, OH 44308


O H I O (Northern) Director Robert Stubblefield 915 Loch Lomond Ave. Toledo, OH 43607 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Epsilon Alpha (U of Toledo — #310) Tim Miles (S) 941 Lincoln Ave. Toledo, OH 43607

* Chi Lambda (Wilberforce — #121) Thomas E. Kelley

Box 132 Wilberforce, OH 45384 Delta Gamma Lambda (Cincinnati — #191) Charles Neal (S) 2840 Melrose Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45026

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.O. Box 28-ASU Montgomery, AL 36101


* Epsilon Theta (Bowling Green U — #317) John M. Gore (CS) 218 Offenhauer West Bowling Green, OH 43402

Director Douglas Miller, Esq. P.O. Box 261 Institute, WVA 25112

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Xi Lambda (Toledo — #135) James Pitts (P) 618 Weirwood Toledo, OH 43607

Alpha Zeta (West Virginia State — #28) Etheredge W. Donaldson (S) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Zeta Chapter West Virginia State College Institute, WVA 25112

Gamma Kappa (Miles College — #76) Joe W. Carter (P) Box 177-Miles College Birmingham, AL 35208


* Kappa Mu Lambda (Lorain — #534) Jerry 0. Ledbetter (A) 2810 Packard Drive Lorain, OH 44055

* Beta Theta (Bluefield State — #52) Adolphus Young, Jr. (A)

Box 671 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

Bluefield, WVA 24701 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Zeta Lambda (Bluefield — # 1 2 8 ) Adolphus A. Young, Jr. (S) Box 671 Bluefield, WVA 24701 Alpha lota Lambda (Charleston — # 1 3 1 ) John E. Scott (S) P.O. Box 303 Institute, WVA 25112

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Rho Lambda (Columbus — # 1 3 8 ) Clayton N. Hicks, O.D. (ES) P.O. Box 6821 Columbus, OH 43205

Gamma Delta Lambda (Beckley — #170) INACTIVE

Zeta Delta Lambda (Springfield — #237) William Simpson (P) 667 Omar Circle Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Director Hoyt Harper 6015 Calumet Road Milwaukee, Wl 53223

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) Kerry Crawford (S) 555 Lowell Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45220 Gamma Theta (U of Dayton — #74) NO REPORT Delta Xi (Central State U — #300) NO REPORT Delta Upsilon (Miami U — #360) Gregory Walker (P) c'o Lawrence Young (A) 96 Bishop Hall — Miami U Oxford, OH 45056 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Theta Lambda (Dayton — #108) Edward L. White (P) 5211 Big Bend Dr. Dayton, OH 45427


COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Epsilon (U of Wisconsin — #71) Reginald Stone (P) Memorial Union — Mail Box 508 800 Langdon Street Madison, Wl 53706 Epsilon Tau (U of Wise-Mil. Branch — #327) NO REPORT 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

Gamma Phi (Tuskegee Institute — #86) Ivor L. Raygins (CS) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Phi Chapter Residence E, Room #306 Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088 Delta Gamma (Alabama A&M College — #91) NO REPORT * Epsilon Nu (Stillman College — #321) Henry Billups (S) 4231 Stillman College Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Theta Delta (U of South Alabama — #379) Seymour A. Irby, III (P) 5920 Waringwood Drive Mobile, AL 36608 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 Kappa Gamma (U of North Alabama — #422) James Allen (CS) 124 S. Blair Florence, AL 35630 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Omicron Lambda (Birmingham — #114) James Pharris (P) 35 20th Ave. Birmingham, AL 35205 * 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) Alvin J. Allen (RS) 1205 St. Madar Street Mobile, AL 36603 Delta Theta Lambda (Normal — #196) Cleophas N. Haygood (CS) P.O. Box 189 Normal, AL 35762 Delta Pi lambda (Selma — #204) John D. Taylor (CS) 1821 Legrande St. Selma, AL 36701

Delta Phi Lambda (Tuscaloosa — #209) Ben Winston (S) 4116 —19th Place Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 ' Epsilon Delta lambda (Talladega — #215) 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 * Delta Psi (Florida Memorial College — #309) Roger Cherry (VP) 15800 NW 42nd Avenue Miami, FL 33054 *Eta Delta (U of Miami — #357) Lemuel Rosier (VP) Apt. 43 F - U of Miami Coral Gables, FL 33146 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) UO Box 6032 — FSU Tallahassee, FL 32313 Kappa Upsilon (Metropolitan — #438) John Lee (A) 1568 Kings Road Edward Waters College Jacksonville, FL 32209 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Upsilon Lambda (Jacksonville — # 1 1 9 ) NO REPORT ' Beta Beta Lambda (Miami — #146) Franklin Clark (S) 2335 N.W. 85th Miami, FL 33147 'Beta Delta Lambda (Oaytona Beach — #148) Theo R. Nicholson, Sr. (P) 1077 North Street Daytona Bch., FL 32014 Gamma Zeta Lambda (Tampa — # 1 7 2 ) NO REPORT Gamma Mu Lambda (Tallahassee — #177) NO REPORT

Delta Delta Lambda (W. Palm Beadi — # 1 9 2 ) Bernard G. Jones (P) 613 Clear Lake Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401 * Delta Xi Lambda (Orlando — #202) Ernest C. Goodman (CS) 3400 West Church Street Orlando, FL 32805 Epsilon Mu Lambda (Pensacola — #222) NO REPORT

Zeta Mu (Georgia State U. — #342) Benjamin F. Jenkins, Jr. (P) 4578 Fernbank Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30331 * 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

Epsilon Pi Lambda (Ocala — #226) William E. Jackson (S) 1822 S.W. 4th Street Ocala, FL 32670

Theta Beta (Columbus College — #377) Edward C. Short (P) 1103 Glenwood Road Columbus, GA 31906

* Zeta Alpha Lambda (Ft. Lauderdale — #234) Benjamin F. Lampkin, Jr. (P) 1400 Northwest Sixth Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

lota Eta (Mercer U — #404) Waldo Emerson Johnson, Jr. (S) P.O. Box 1078 — M U Macon, GA 31207

Eta Kappa Lambda (Ft. Pierce — #265) Havert L. Fenn (S) P.O. Box 1271 Ft. Pierce, FL 33450

ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Eta Lambda (Atlanta — # 1 0 7 ) Nathaniel C. Veale, Jr. (CS) P.O. Box 92576 Atlanta, GA 30314

* Theta Eta Lambda (St. Petersburg — #284) Alfred B. Williams 2534 22nd Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33407

* Alpha Chi Lambda (Augusta — # 1 4 3 ) James Paschal (VP) P. 0. Box 5261 Augusta, GA 30906

* lota Beta Lambda (Cocoa — #503) J. Albert Diggs, Jr. (S) 1725 Country Club Drive Titusville, FL 32780

Beta Phi Lambda (Savannah — # 1 6 4 ) E. G. Miller, Sr. (CS) P.O. Box 1361 Savannah, GA 31402

* lota Pi Lambda (Miami — #516) John Pittman (S) P.O. Box 57023 Miami, FL 33157 Mu Zeta Lambda (Lakeland — # 5 5 1 ) Lynwood L. Bell 516 Lowell Street Lakeland, FL 33801

GEORGIA Director Lorenzo Mann 4554 Motine Avenue Columbus, GA 31907 COLLEGE CHAPTERS lota (Morris Brown College — # 9 ) Morris Heath (S) 446 Chestnut Street, N.W. Atlanta, GA 30318 Alpha Rho (Morehouse College — # 3 8 ) Paul M. Booth (CS) P.O. Box 627-MC Atlanta, GA 30314 Alpha Phi (Clark College — # 4 2 ) William Smith (CS) 188 Griffin Street, N.W. Atlanta, GA 30314 Gamma Zeta (Ft. Valley State — # 7 2 ) Johnny Mitchell (CS) P.O. Box 326 Fort Valley, GA 31030

Gamma Omicron Lambda (Albany — # 1 8 0 ) NO REPORT Gamma Sigma Lambda (Ft. Valley— # 1 8 3 ) NO REPORT * Delta lota lambda (Columbus — # 1 9 7 ) Lorenzo R. Mann (S) 4554 Moline Ave. Columbus, GA 31907 Epsilon Beta Lambda (Macon — # 2 1 3 ) Joseph D. Lindsey (S) 2941 Malibu Dr. Macon, GA 31201 * Eta lota Lambda (Athens — #264) Hugh Goodrum (CS) P.O. Box 902 Athens, GA 30601

COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Gamma Upsilon (Tougaloo College — # 8 5 ) Lucas Watson (CS) Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS 39174 Delta Kappa (Alcorn State U — # 9 8 ) Robert Baker (S) P.O. Box 267 — ASU Lorman, MS 39096 Delta Phi (Jackson State College — #307) Gerald T. Cooper (CS) Box 17177 - JSC Jackson, MS 39217 ' Zeta Phi (Ms Valley State College — # 3 5 1 ) 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 — # 4 2 1 ) Clarence Christian (A) 32-1 University Village Starksville, MS 39759 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Epsilon Lambda (Jackson — # 1 2 9 ) Dr. R. W. Harrison, Jr. (S) P.O. Box 356 Yazoo City, MS 39194 Epsilon Xi Lambda (Mound Bayou — #224) George J. Bacon (CS) P.O. Box 5531 Greenville, MS 38701 Zeta Mu Lambda (Biloxi — #244) Mack B. Harris (CS) P.O. Box 4254 Gulfport, MS 39501 Eta Phi Lambda (Columbus — #275) NO REPORT Theta Sigma Lambda (Lorman — #294) Wiley F. Jones (P) P.O. Box 285 — ASU Mu Gamma Lambda (Hattiesburg-Laurel — #548) Howard J. Jones (A) Southern Sta. — Box 5223 Hattiesburg, MS 39401

NORTH CAROLINA Theta Nu Lambda (LaGrange — #289) Oliver N. Greene (S) 712 Pyracantha Drive LaGrange, GA 30240 lota Gamma Lambda (Brunswick— #504) Thomas P. Williams (S) 1716 Albany St. Brunswick, GA 31520

* Delta Delta (Albany State — # 9 2 ) E. Charles Thomas (P) P.O. Box 257 - ASC Albany, GA 31705

Kappa Tau Lambda (Valdosta — # 5 4 1 ) Dr. Lafayette W. Williams IS) 415 S.Ashley Street Valdosta, GA 31061

Delta Eta (Savannah State College — # 9 5 ) J. B. Clemmons (A) Savannah State College Registrar's Office Savannah, GA 31404

Director John I. Hendricks, Jr. Alcorn State College Lorman, MS 39096


Director Dr. A. M. Witherspoon 1025 Seabrook Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha Omicron (Johnson C. Smith University — # 3 6 ) Mallory D. Felder (P) P.O. Box 785 • J.C.S.U. Charlotte, NC 28208 Beta Epsilon (A&T State U. — # 4 9 ) George Cobb, III (P) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Box A-14-N.C. A &T State U Greensboro, NC 27411 Beta Zeta (Elizabeth City State U — #50) Jimmie Tatem (S) Box 197 — ECSU Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Beta lota (Winston-Salem State U — # 5 3 ) Ronald Nolan IP) Box 306 — Brown Hall Winston-Salem, NC 27847 Beta Rho (Shaw U — # 6 0 ) Lorenzo M. Hainsworth (P) Box 108 - Shaw U Raleigh, NC 27602 * Gamma Beta (North Carolina Central U — # 6 8 ) Dennis Levi Forbes (CS) P.O. Box 1948-NCU Durham, NC 27707 * Gamma Mu (Livingston College — # 7 7 ) Larry D. Giles Box 62-Livingston College Salisbury, NC 28144 Gamma Psi (St. Augustine's College — # 8 8 ) Kervin L. Hawkins (S) P.O. Box 1091 — SAC Raleigh, NC 27611 * Epsilon Zeta (Fayetteville State U — # 3 1 5 ) Howard Picett (CS) P.O. Box 1438 Fayetteville, NC 28301

(Fayetteville — #227) Frederick Hill (P) P.O. Box 1572 Fayetteville, NC 28301 Epsilon Sigma Lambda (Tarboro — #228) NO REPORT * Epsilon Chi Lambda (Elizabeth City — #232) E. N. Smith (P) Box 102-ESU Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Zeta Eta Lambda (Kinston — #240) B. F. Hall, Jr. (S) 1007 E. Caswell St. Kinston, NC 28501 Eta Mu Lambda (Gastonia — 266) Joel C. Marable (S) 407 Belevedere Circle Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Theta Omicron Lambda (Goldsboro — # 2 9 1 ) John D. Stokes (S) 306 W. Chestnut Street Goldsboro, NC 27530


Zeta Epsilon (Barber-Scotia College — #336) Charles C. King (P) Box 437 — BSC Concord, NC 28025

Director Peter Felder P.O. Box 41 Claflin College Orangeburg, SC 29115

EtaNu (East Carolina State U - #365) NO REPORT

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Delta (South Carolina State — # 4 8 ) Nolen V. Bivens (P) Box 12 — New Men's Dorm — SCSC Orangeburg, SC 29117

Eta Omicron (North Carolina State U — #367) Thurman L. Mcintosh (S) P.O. Box 5483-NSU Raleigh, NC 27607 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Kappa Lambda (Greensboro — # 1 1 0 ) George Breathett (CS) P.O. Box 21052 Greensboro, NC 27420

Gamma Gamma (Allen U — # 6 9 ) NO REPORT Gamma Pi (Benedict College — # 8 1 ) Virgil Henry (P) Jenkins Hall-Benedict U Columbia, SC 29204

Phi Lambda (Raleigh # 1 2 0 ) NO REPORT

Delta Alpha (Claflin U — # 8 9 ) Anderson Mack, Jr. (P) Hi-Rise Dorm — Claflin College Orangeburg, SC 29115

* Alpha Pi Lambda (Winston- Salem — # 1 3 7 ) John P. Bond, ill 726 25th Street, N.W. Winston-Salem, NC 27105

* Eta lota (Voorhees College — #362) Thurmond White (P) Battle Hall-Voorhees College Denmark, SC 29042

Beta Theta Lambda (Durham — # 1 5 2 ) A J.H. Clement, III (P) 2505 Weaver Street Durham, NC 27707

Theta Nu (U of South Carolina — #387) Stewart Cummings (S) Box 84511 — U of SC Columbia, SC 29208

Beta Mu Lambda (Salisbury— 155) Frank R. Brown (S) P.O. Box 2212 Salisbury, NC 28144

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Psi Lambda (Columbia — #144) James 0. Jackson (P) P.O. Box 11466 Columbia, SC 29211

Beta Nu Lambda (Charlotte — #156) M. A. Cochrane (P) P.O. Box 16153 Charlotte, NC 28216

Beta Kappa Lambda (Charleston — #154) NO REPORT

Gamma Kappa Lambda (Wilmington — #176) NO REPORT

* Gamma Gamma Lambda (Greenville — #169) Fred W. Bostic (S) 201 Kennedy Drive Greenville, SC 29605

* Gamma Psi Lambda (Asheville — # 1 8 8 ) James E. King (CS) 81 Taft Ave. Asheville, NC 23803

* Delta Zeta Lambda (Orangeburg — # 1 9 4 ) 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) Leon G. Cureton (S) 400 E. Barr Street Lancaster, SC 29720 * Theta Pi Lambda (Bennettsville — #297) Ralph W. Dupree (CS) Beauty Spot Road Bennettsville, SC 29511 * lota Eta Lambda (Denmark — #508) NO REPORT

TENNESSEE Director Zenoch G. Adams 1024 Kellow Street Nashville, TN 37208 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Chi (Meharry Medical College — #21) Samuel C. Lett (P) Box 86 — Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN 37208 Alpha Chi (Fisk U — #43) Adam Sumlin (P) P.O. Box 577 — Fisk U Nashville, TN 37203

* Beta Xi

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Tail Lambda (Nashville — #118) Wilson Q. Welch, Jr. (CS) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Tau Lambda Chapter P.O. Box 5646 Nashville, TN 37208 Psi Lambda (Chattanooga — #122) Albert M. Miller, Jr. (CS) 718 Midland Pike Chattanooga, TN 37411 Alpha Oelta Lambda (Memphis — #126) George D. Clark, Jr. (S) 1217 Fountain Court Memphis, TN 38106 * Alpha Mu Lambda (Knoxville — #133) Edward 0. Hill (P) 2643 Linden Ave. Knoxville, TN 37914 Beta Upsilon Lambda (Jackson — #163) L. R. Cunningham (CS) 342 Webster Street Jackson, TN 38301 Kappa Zeta Lambda (Clarksville — #529) NO REPORT

SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS Director William H. Fowler 2515 Ringo Little Rock, AR 72201

Beta Omicron (Tennessee State U — #58) Dennis Lawson (CS) Box 149-TSU Nashville, TN 37203

COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Beta Chi (Philander Smith College — #65) Arthur E. Hines (P) Box 530-Philander Smith College Little Rock, AR 72203

Gamma Omicron (Knoxville College — #80) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Omicron Chapter 901 College St. — P.O. Box 382 Knoxville, TN 37921 Eta Phi (U of Tennessee — #373) Benjamin J. Odom (S) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 757 Vine Street Chattanooga, TN 37403 * Theta Pi (Austin Peay State U — #390) R. Briggs (CS) Hillview Hgts., Apt. C-19 Clarksville, TN 37040 * Kappa Eta (Memphis State U — #427) Michael R. Cox (AS) 129 Rembert Memphis, TN 38104

Theta Tau Lambda (Helena — #295)) Willis C. Williams (P) 51 Lambert Drive West Helena, AR 72390

LOUISIANA Director Ray 0. Wright 823 Atkinson Monroe, LA 71201 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Sigma (Southern U — #61) Jerry Henderson, Sr. (CS) P.O. Box 9929 — SU Baton Rouge, LA 70813 * Beta Tau (Xavier U — #62) Oonzell Floyd (DE) St. Michael's Dorm New Orleans, LA 70125 * Beta Phi (Dillard U — #64) James V. Langle (S)

P.O. Box 214 New Orleans, LA 70122

(LeMoyne-Owen College — #57) Lee Lester (P) 1607 Florida Street Memphis, TN 38109

* Beta Pi (Lane College — #59) Gregory Scott (P) 211 Jackson Street Jackson, TN 38301

Delta Sigma Lambda (Pine Bluff — #206) Calvin Matlock (CS) UAPB — Box 4132 Pine Bluff, AR 71601

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 Theta Upsilon (Arkansas State U — #394) Elder Granger (P)

P.O. Box 1980 State University, AR 72467 Theta Psi (U of Central Arkansas — #397) Kimmy Cleveland (S) Box 646 — U of Central Arkansas Conway, AR 72032 Kappa lota (Southern State — #428) Ronnie L. Brannon (S) Box 1355-SSC Magnolia, AR 71753

Delta Sigma (Grambling U — #304) Ernest Williams (P) P.O. Box 200 — Grambling U Grambling, LA 71245 Epsilon Upsilon (Southern U — #328) Marshall M. Jackson (S) 1408 S. Miro — Apt. "A" New Orleans, LA 70125 Zeta Xi (U of Southwest Louisiana — #344) Carol Bourgeois Box 1889-U of Southwestern Louisiana Lafayette, LA 70501 Eta Kappa (Louisiana Tech U — #363) Clyde Dennis (S) P.O. Box 5497 — Tech Station Ruston, LA 71270 Eta Chi (Northeast Louisiana — #374) Robert Hendricks (P) 4309 Bon Aire Drive Monroe, LA 71201 Theta Theta (McNeese U — #383) NO REPORT Theta Phi (Louisiana State U. — #395) Rodney C. Cook (S) Box 1235 - Lake Front Campus - UNO New Orleans, LA 70122 * Theta Chi (Northwestern State U — #396) Hilton Verrett (P) P.O Box 5232 Natchitoches, LA 71457

Kappa Theta (Vanderbilt U — #427) Gerald T. Washington (S) Box 5270 Station B Vanderbilt U Nashville, TN 37235

Kappa Kappa (U of Arkansas — #429) Everette L. Harris (P) P.O. Box 2523 — U of A Union Fayetteville, AR 72701

Kappa Mu (Nicholls State U — #430) Wilbert Boudreaux (S) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Mu Chapter Box 2009 — NSU Thibodeaux, LA 70301

Kappa Xi (Middle Tennessee State — #432) Bayne W. Spotwood (CS) P.O. Box 655 — MTSU Murfreesboro, TN 37132

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Pi Lambda (Little Rock — #115) Acie L. Johnson (P) 1011 S. Hughes Little Rock AR 72204

* Kappa Nu (Southeastern Louisiana — #431) Michael J. Riley S.L.U. Sta. P.O. Box 3917 Hammond, LA 70401


ALUMNI CHAPTERS Sigma Lambda (New Orleans — #117) NO REPORT Beta lota Lambda (Baton Rouge — #153) Frank Williams (CS) 1649 — 77th Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70807 Delta Upsilon Lambda (Shreveport — #208) NO REPORT Epsilon Kappa Lambda (Grambling — #221) Jacob T. Stewart (P) P.O. Drawer 604 Grambling, LA 71245 Epsilon Psi Lambda (Alexandria — #233) Lee A. Dotson, Jr. (P) P.O. Box 421 Boyce, LA 71409 Z5ta Chi (Bogalusa — #254) NO REPORT Zeta Psi Lambda (Lake Charles — #255) NO REPORT 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 * lota Xi Lambda (Opelousas — #514) Donald J. Bush (P) P.O. Box 329 Opelousas, LA 70570

OKLAHOMA Director Roy L. Watson 4401 North Thompson Oklahoma City, OK 73105

* Beta Epsilon Lambda (Boley — #149) 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 Chi Lambda (Muskogee — #165) Vernon L. Foshee (S) 725 N. Terrace Blvd. Muskogee, OK 74401 * Zeta Gamma Lambda (Langston — #236) Robert S. Anderson (CP) Box 778 Langston, OK 73050 Eta Xi Lambda (Lawton — #268) Cpt. Archer R. McPhaul (S) P.O. Box 1335 Lawton, OK 73501

TEXAS Director Roosevelt Johnson 2521 South Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta (Huston-Tillotson College — #4) Henry Hunt (P) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Huston-Tillotson College — Box 324 Austin, TX 78702 Alpha Sigma (Wiley U — #39) NO REPORT Gamma Alpha (Texas College — #67) NO REPORT Delta Theta (Texas Southern U — #96) Derrick Young (CS) P.O. Box 214 — 3201 Wheeler Houston, TX 77004 Epsilon Gamma (Bishop College — #312) NO REPORT

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Kappa (Langston U — #54) Mark Davis (P) Langston U Langston, OK 73050

Epsilon lota (U of Texas — #318) Donald Pinkard (P) P.O. Box 1712 Austin, TX 76067

Epsilon Epsilon (Oklahoma State U. #314) NO REPORT

Epsilon Rho (Lamar Tech State College — #325) NO REPORT

Zeta Zeta (U of Oklahoma — #337) NO REPORT

Epsilon Sigma (St. Mary's U — #326) Roy Washington (CS) P.O. Box 2406 San Antonio, TX 78285

Zeta Sigma (Central State U. — #348) NO REPORT Zeta Upsilon (Northeastern State College — #350) NO REPORT

* Zeta Kappa (U of Texas) George Ellis 2111 Sun Bowl Dr., # 1 1 3 4 El Paso, TX 79902

* Eta Theta (East Central State College — #361) Alvin Thomson (S) P.O. Box 1734 Ada, OK 74820

* Zeta Tau (East Texas U — #349) Edward Johnson (CS) Box S.E.T. Station Commerce, TX 75428

* Kappa Epsilon (Cameron U — #424) Melvin L. Jones (AS) P. 0. Box 6397 - Cameron U Lawton, OK 73501

* Zeta Chi (U of Texas at Arlington — #352) Marvin Mooney (CS) Box 19193-UTA Station Arlington, TX 76019

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Tau Lambda (Tulsa — #140) Melvin Tennant (S) 1441 S. Frisco — Apt. "D" Box 1751 Tulsa, OK 74103

Eta Gamma (Prairie View A&M College — #356) Willie L. Waters (P) P.O. Box 2255 Prairie View, TX 77445

Eta Epsilon (North Texas State U — #358) E. Vinson Brewster (P) P.O. Box 4259 — Tech Station Denton, TX 79406

Epsilon Epsilon Lambda (Waco — #216) Mason Yarbrough (P) 1809 Mahalia Drive Waco, TX 76705

Eta Mu (U of Houston — #364) Danny K. Russo (VP) 1119 Laurentide Houston, TX 77029

Epsilon Tau Lambda (Prairie View #229) Griff W. Kendrick (FS) P.O. Box 2224 Priarie View, TX 77445

* Eta Upsilon (Texas Tech U — #372) Henry Wheeler (CS) 2801 8th Lubbock, TX 79409

Epsilon Phi Lambda (Port Arthur — #231) NO REPORT

Eta Psi (Texas Christian U — #375) NO REPORT

Zeta Tau Lambda (Amarillo — #251) Donald G. White, Sr. (P) 4821 Rusk Street Amarillo, TX 79110

ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Nu Lambda (Fresno — #513) Henry E. Jules, Jr. (P) 5698 E. Tarpey Drive Fresno, CA 93727 Kappa Eta Lambda (Bakersfield — #530) John W. Randall (P) P.O. Box 1243 Bakersfield, CA 93301

CALIFORNIA (Bay A r e a ) Director Elmon Elmore 2575 Bantry Lane S. San Francisco, CA 94080

Eta Upsilon Lambda (Odessa — #274) NO REPORT

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Epsilon (UC — Berkely — #27) NO REPORT

Theta Mu (Sam Houston State U — #386) NO REPORT

Theta Delta Lambda (El Paso — #281) Walter M. Showers IS) 10754 Linas Drive El Paso, TX 79935

Delta Omicron (Stanford — #301) NO REPORT

lota Kappa (Paul Quinn College — #407) Reginald Archer (S) P.O. Box 2121 Waco, TX 76704

Theta Kappa Lambda (Lubbock — #287) NO REPORT

* Theta Alpha (Jarvis Christian College — #376) Jerry E. Parker • J.C.C. Hawkins, TX 75675

lota Mu (Stephen S. Austin State U — #408) NO REPORT * lota Omicron (Southern Methodist U — #411) Robert S. Butler (P) Box 3183-SMU Dallas, TX 75275

Kappa Gamma Lambda (Texarkana — #526) NO REPORT * Kappa Sigma Lambda (Killeen — Ft Hood — #540) Maj. Charles A. Green (P) HQ Masster CSS-SP Ft. Hood, TX 76544


ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Eta Lambda (Houston — #129) W. H. Fouche' (CS) 2500 N. MacGregorWay #157 Houston, TX 77004

Director To be appointed

* Alpha Sigma Lambda (Dallas — #139) Earnest L. Wallace (P) 2334 S. Good — Latimer Expressway Dallas, TX 75215

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Tau lambda (Phoenix — #207) William M. Corbin (CS) 2401 W. Cherry Lynn Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85015

Beta Tau Lambda (Ft. Worth — #162) John Booker, Jr. (CS) 1316 Stafford Drive Fort Worth, TX 76134 Gamma Eta Lambda (Austin — #173) Archile E. Petit (P) 4412 Elmsgrove Drive Austin, TX 78721 Gamma Pi Lambda (Galveston — #181) NO REPORT * Gamma Tau Lambda (Beaumont — #184) Elijah Moye (CS) 4125 South Fourth Street Beaumont, TX 77705 * Gamma Upsilon Lambda (Marshall — #185) T. E. Gray (CS) P. O. Box 583 Marshall, TX 75670 Delta Rho Lambda (San Antonio — #205) Timothy Nicholson (S) 1626 Lone Oak San Antonio, TX 78220 Epsilon Alpha Lambda (Tyler — #212) NO REPORT



ARIZONA (Tucson) NEVADA Director Felix Goodwin 7065 N. Stardust Tucson, AZ 85718 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Theta (U of Arizona — #339) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Eta Psi Lambda (Tucson — #277) Norman Bartee (CS) 8321 E. Karolee PI. Tucson, AZ 85710 Theta Pi Lambda (Las Vegas — #292) NO REPORT

CALIFORNIA (Bakersfield-Fresno A r e a ) Director William H. Day 866 E. Fir Fresno, CA 93710 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Beta (Fresno State College — #311) Lehman 0. Walker (P) 4645 N. 5th St. Fresno, CA 93726

ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Gamma Phi Lambda (Berkeley— #186) Luther R. Harris (P) 4851 Scotia Ave. Oakland, CA 94605 Gamma Chi Lambda (San Francisco — #187) William Hunter (P) 255 Urbana Drive San Francisco, CA 94127 Eta Sigma Lambda (San Jose — #272) A. Vernon Johnson (FS) 7356 Maywood Drive Pleasanton, CA 94566 Theta Beta Lambda (Oakland — #279) Michael F. Lange (DOB P.O. Box 10172 Oakland, CA 94610 Kappa Alpha Lambda (Monterey — #524) Harold V. Manson (S) # 1 Walter Colton Drive Monterey, CA 93940 Kappa Omicron Lambda (Vallejo — #537) Otha M. Green (S) 418 LaDera Dr. Vallejo, CA 94590

SAN JOSE Director Vernon Johnson 7356 Maywood Drive Pleasanton, CA 91001 COLLEGE CHAPTER Epsilon Mu (San Jose State U — #320) Everette Garmon (S) P.O. Box 486 — SJSU San Jose, CA 95103

CALIFORNIA (Los Angeles A r e a ) Director Clinton Minnis 2118S. BagleySt. Los Angeles, CA 90034 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Xi (U of California — #79) NO REPORT

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Psi Lambda (Los Angeles — #166) Samuel W. Davis (RS) 6743-3rd Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90043 Eta Pi Lambda (Pasadena — #270) Tommy McMullins (P) 1245 Rubio Vista Road Altadena, CA 91001 lota Zeta Lambda (Compton — #507) Mac A. Florence (P) 4237 W. 59th Place Los Angeles, CA 90043

CALIFORNIA (Sacramento-Stockton Area) Director Clifford Basfield 520 West 5th Street Stockton, CA 95206 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta Eta (Davis — #382) Al Murray (P) 3000 Cowell Blvd. #241 Davis, CA 95616 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Beta Lambda (Sacramento — #235) Clifton L. West (P) P.O. Box 22261 Sacramento, CA 95822

CALIFORNIA (San Bernadino A r e a ) Director Kenneth Chapman 846 East Margarita St. Rialto, CA 92376 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Delta (U of Southern California — #26) Ronald K. Wortham (P) 1317 W. 137th Street Compton, CA 90222

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha lota (U of Colorado — #31) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Psi Lambda (Denver — #211) Leroy Colbert, Jr. (CS) P.O. Box 2975 Denver, CO 80201 lota Omicron Lambda (Colorado Springs — #515) NO REPORT

WASHINGTON OREGON Director Dewey Tuggle 1201 S. Proctor Tacoma, WA 98405 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Xi (U of Washington — #35) John Nelson (S) 3775 — 15th, N.E. Seattle, WA 98105 Beta Psi (U of Oregon — #66) NO REPORT lota Tau (E. Washington State — #415) Randy C. Allen (P) EWSC — College Box 940 Cheyney, WA 99004 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Zeta Lambda (Portland — #217) NO REPORT * Zeta Pi Lambda (Seattle — #248) Wallace L. Johnson 2451 26th Ave., E Seattle, WA 98102 lota Mu Lambda (Tacoma — #512) Elvoid Walker (P) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. lota Mu Lambda Chapter Box 171 — Fern Hill Station Tacoma, WA 98412

NEW MEXICO lota Chi (U of Redlands — #418) Anthony M. Cummings (P) P.O. Box 142 Redlands, CA 92373

Director Boyd Jackson 1305 Evelyn Ct., N.E. Albuquerque, NM 85705

lota Psi (California Polytechnic U — #419) Dan Richardson (P) P.O. Box 1742 Pomona, CA 91769

ALUMNI CHAPTER " lota Psi Lambda (Albuquerque — #523) Samuel E. Harris, Jr. (P) P.O. Bx. 5435 (Kirtland AFB, NM) Albuquerque, NM 87115

CALIFORNIA (San Diego A r e a ) Director Samuel McElroy 6531 Hopedale Ct. San Oiego, CA 92120 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Eta Sigma (Metropolitan — #370) Samuel O. Thomas, Jr. (P) P.O. Box 33 National City, CA 92050 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Zeta Sigma Lambda (San Diego — #250) Reginald Jackson (CS) 3194 Caminito Quixote San Diego, CA 92154

COLORADO Director Melvin J. Norton 2001 E. 21st Ave. Denver, CO 80205

HAWAII Director George M. Johnson 1350 Ala Moana Blvd. — Apt. 401 Honolulu. HI 96814 ALUMNI CHAPTER Mu Beta Lambda (Honolulu, HI — #547) Richard L. Addison (RS) 426 Funston Road Schofield Barracks, HI 96557

UTAH DIRECTOR To be appointed COLLEGE CHAPTER lota Upsilon (Utah State U — #416) Walter L. Coleman (S) UMC 78 — USU Logan, UT 84322

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APRIL 1,1976

The SPHINX | Winter 1975 | Volume 61 | Number 4 197506104  

1976 General Convention in New York. Self-Reflections on the Fraternity. Chairman of National Life Membership Brother John D. Buckner takes...

The SPHINX | Winter 1975 | Volume 61 | Number 4 197506104  

1976 General Convention in New York. Self-Reflections on the Fraternity. Chairman of National Life Membership Brother John D. Buckner takes...