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O N THE DRAWING BOARD: A look at the 25th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha . . . Profile of the College Chapter of the Year . . . Alpha Workshop . . . Meet Miss Black and Gold . . . And lots more.
CDITOR'S This issue, at eighty pages, is the largest under my aegis and you can believe that your editor did not have to "round up" material to fill them. Consider the following statistics: The Chapter News section consists of 24 pages, containing over 50 chapter articles and some 45 photographs; Alphas On The Move chronicles the achievements of some 25 outstanding Brothers. A n d hear this . . . it was all in this office BEFORE THE DEADLINE) While I couldn't be more happy at this show of enthusiasm, you can believe that this flood of material caused "yours truly" to devise a host of new organizational techniques in order to keep up . . . Hope you enjoy the coverage of the International Convention. We cut down on the rhetoric in order to squeeze in as many photos of "Y'ALL" as possible . . . The brothers listed on the opposite page have kindly offered to serve as staff members of The SPHINX. Brothers ROSS and COLLINS will continue their regular SPHINX features while "Tiny" BLANTON debuts in this issue with ALPHA WORKSHOP, which w e hope will be one of the most r e a d columns herein; Brother Y O U N G will edit Omega Chapter, in our effort to insure that proper tribute is paid to all departed brothers. Brothers BROWN and FRANCE will open their columns in December or February, depending upon space and budget limitations (we, unfortunately, have to live w i t h those) . . . Incidentally, Brother DAVID BROWN (College Scene) missed his deadline for this issue (/ told him I'd print this) - fortunately, the Assistant Vice Presidents submitted a message which w e were able to run in this s l o t . . . Finally, you would probably not be reading this now were it not for the fine work of Associate Editor BRADFORD SPENCER, who volunteered many late night hours doing "proofreading" and other not-so-glamorous chores. Thanks, BRAD! . . . A note of appreciation is also due to Brother OZELL SUTTON, for his fine FOCUS article, and to Brother DAVID HOWELL for making available his dynamic Keynote Address (delivered during the Monrovia phase of the convention) . . . Again w e request that you read your ALPHA CALENDAR. It's your guide to a successful fraternal year . . . I had hoped to publish some guidelines for Chapter Editors-to-the-SPHINX in this issue. Since space did not allow this, I will simply request that all copy be double-spaced and TYPED. Thanks! . . . Judging from the response w i t h this issue, I needn't say this, but I will - ADHERE TO THE DEADLINES printed on the back cover . . . Until next issue . . . MICHAEL J. PRICE ABOUT THE COVER: Key Alpha Phi Alpha officials were honored by Dr. William R. Tolbert, Jr., President of the Republic of Liberia, on the occasion of Phase II of the 1976 General Convention. General President Walter Washington, who had
earlier been named Knight Grand Commander by the late Liberian President William V. S. Tubman, was declared Knight of the Great Band of the Liberian Humane Order of African Redemption. General President-Elect James R. Williams and
Director of General Conventions Kermit J. Hall (inset) were both named Knight Grand Commanders of the Liberian Humane Order of African Redemption. In making the presentations at a Presidential Reception in honor of Alpha Phi Alpha, Dr.
Tolbert stated, "We recognize your tremendous contributions to Mankind and your contributions on behalf of your Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SPMI) Official Organ Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
7 - ALPHA WORKSHOP A continuing review of proper business procedures for dealing with the General Office and conducting chapter business, edited by Assistant Executive Secretary "Tiny" BLANTON. This issue deals with the Remittance of Funds form - the most basic of all.
8 - LD/CE The Southern Region brings together high school students for leadership training - in the Alpha tradition.
MICHAEL J. PRICE Editor-in-Chief
1 2 - THE 25th GENERAL PRESIDENT
JEWELL V.COOK Art Director
Brother JAMES R. WILLIAMS needs your help to plan the future of ALPHA PHI ALPHA. See details of the Installation Ceremony and Workshops, to be held in January.
BRADFORD SPENCER Associate Editor
1 4 - FOCUS ^
A look at prominent Alpha men in the Bold New City of the Future, the Capital of the New South, and the site of Alpha's 1977 General Convention - ATLANTA, GEORGIA!
1 6 - C O L L E G E SCENE The five College Brothers on the Board of Directors outline their goals for this fraternal year.
JAMES B BLANTON Alpha Workshop
LAURENCE T. YOUNG, Sr. Omega Chapter
DAVID E. BROWN College Scene
ERWIN A. FRANCE Viewpoint
WILLIAM ROSS, JR. Educational News
WILLIAM H.WALKER Dr. WALTER WASHINGTON
ELMER C. COLLINS Life Membership
Alpha Phi Alpha made history by convening the first intercontinental convention in the history of Black Greek-letter organizations.
ALPHA GOLDEN LEGACY
The PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE of Alpha's "INTERNATIONAL" thrust: An Address by Brother DAVID HOWELL of Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa.
4 3 - ALPHA ATHLETES Meet Brother BOB HARRIS - the No. 1 Karate Champion in the United States.
DEPARTMENTS 2 3 4 6 9 30 34 35 44 68 69
The General President Speaks From the Executive Secretary's Desk There Goes An Alpha Man Alpha Calendar Newsline Educational News Life Membership Alphas On The Move Chapter News Price List Omega Chapter
74 - Directory of Officers and Chapters Inside Front Cover - EDITOR'S REVIEW
The Sphinx is the official magazine of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Inc . 4432 Or 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
PHOTO CREDITS: Convention Photographs (NY & Monrovia) - TROY RATUFF: (Monrovia) EDWARD GIBBS; (New York) BRAD SPENCER
f l l ©HKJIIBM iPIElEgSIDISKIir S 3 P I M ® , „ „ Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has just concluded its 70th General Convention in New York and Liberia. This two-phase convention (one in New York and one in Liberia) was one of the highlights in the history of Alpha. After carrying on the business of the convention in New York, 3 0 0 Alpha men and their families flew to Monrovia, Liberia — which was the largest group of college-trained black Americans to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean at one time. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity established a college chapter on the campus of Cuttington College. It also maintains an alumni chapter in Liberia. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was guest of the president of the Republic of Liberia, President William R. Tolbert. The alumni brothers and the college brothers joined with the Government and gave what was perhaps the greatest affair even given to Alpha. The brotherhood shall be eternally grateful to President Tolbert and our brothers in Liberia for this unusual experience. This convention was the last General Convention over which I shall preside. It ended four years of working to keep Alpha Phi Alpha number one and further advancing it. During these four years, the following were accomplished: 1. We rekindled the feeling of brotherhood among our membership. Two thousand new members and one hundred new chapters were added to the fraternity. 2
2. We developed four General Conventions that have been the largest in the fraternity's history — and the cumulative impact they have had on the fraternity has had a stimulating influence throughout the brotherhood. 3. A massive life membership drive was completed during this period, which now brings the life membership to more than 3,000 brothers. 4. The Business Encouragement Commission (headed by Brothers John H. Johnson and LeRoy Jeffries) was organized. This Commission has claimed national and international attention and set Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, in its programmatic thrust, in the direction that will be most helpful to not only Alpha men but to all people. 5. We organized an effective general headquarters' staff, which increased the service to the membership and commenced to solve the age-old problem of communication between the fraternity and its chapters. 6. A goal of $1 million was set for the Education Foundation. 7. Major emphasis was placed on inter-Greek cooperation and a goal of full support of the Pan-Hellenic Council was set, which we hope will break down the artificial barriers that for so long have separated the eight Greek-letter organizations. A coalition was set in motion to solve the mutual problems facing us all. The Sphinx / October 1976
!I©1 GREETINGS: Brothers, we have just finished one of the most outstanding conventions of ALPHA PHI ALPHA'S 70-year history — in MONROVIA, LIBERIA, WEST AFRICA. In this the United State's Bicentennial Year and Alpha's "International Year," we outdid ourselves by having Phase II of the convention in Monrovia. (Phase I was held in New York City.) For those brothers who did not attend the conventions but planned and worked to have their chapters represented by delegates, we congratulate you on this, our greatest the 7 0 t h ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION. Though only heart and mind can record the joyous fellowship ex-
p e r i e n c e d with and through the hospitality of our African brothers, you may personally view the beautiful wooden plaque presented to the Fraternity by Kappa Phi and Eta Epsilon Lambda Chapters if you're ever in Chicago. MEMBERSHIP In order to increase the active membership in our dynamic fraternity, we must begin now — by a set plan of RECLAMATION (The goals set for positive action in the February 1976 issue of the SPHINX magazine are still valid.) Now is the time for all Brothers to pay their '77 GRAND TAX and the chapters send it in to National. Please don't wait until November 15, 1976, begin payment now. (Reminder:
8. We completed the establishment of state organizations across the nation, thereby increasing the status of State Directors. We emphasized scholarship on the part of college brothers on all campuses. 10. We called for a strong family unit of Alpha men so that the family will continue to be a generator of strength and not weakness. 11. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity made a commitment to contribute $1 million to the United Negro College Fund, the Urban League, and the NAACP for their various programs. At the New York convention we elected a president-elect, Brother James Williams. We had two fine brothers running: Brothers Wm. Decker Clarke and James R. Williams. Brother Williams won the election; and, like all good Alpha men, we unite behind the brother who wins. Brother Williams grew up in the fraternity and has great leadership capabilities and a commitment to Alpha. With this background, he should lead the fraternity to new heights. Brother Williams will be inaugurated in Chicago during the weekend of January 8th and 9th. The General Election. In my annual report to the convention, I urged every Alpha man to register and vote. It becomes his citizenship responsibility to do so. Alpha men should run for political office as a citizenship duty. The Sphinx / October 1976
Only CERTIFIED CHECKS or MONEY ORDERS will be accepted at National Headquarters!) LIFE MEMBERS: A must for each Life Member is to work and be a participating member of his local alumni or college chapter. (This is a part of your Life Membership creed to our Fraternity.) A Final Note: Remember — "Official Information" related in the Sphinx magazine should be a regular item on the Agenda of each chapter meeting.
WILLIAM H. WALKER Executive Secretary
College Brothers. College brothers will be returning to their various campuses shortly. Each college brother should make a commitment that he will never make less than an "A" or a " B " in all his subjects. At least 60 percent of the brothers enrolled in college should make straight " A " averages. This is what we mean when we say "First of All." Brothers should use their scholarships to help tutor other students who may be having learning difficulties. Brothers should get involved in the leadership roles on the various campuses to help their universities maintain their high academic standards. To chapters that are located on the United Negro College Fund colleges, I urge brothers to get involved in the PreAlumni Council. I feel close to the Pre-Alumni Council because I helped to organize the Council, and today it brings in $ 1 7 0 , 0 0 0 a year to the UNCF colleges. Brothers are urged to give full support to the "Miss UNCF" contest on the Fund campuses. This is another project which your General President organized. All Alpha men shall never forget our basic philosophy, "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All." This philosophy should energize every Alpha man to become the best that is within him, which should end in service to mankind.
Brother JOHN LOUIS WILSON, an Alpha Man, was among the persons present at the third annual reunion picnic of present and former residents of the Harlem River Houses, a historic housing complex located at Harlem River Drive and 151st Street in New York City. The Harlem River Houses complex is historic because it was built in 1937 as the country's first federally financed public housing development. And Brother Wilson was a member of the architectural team that designed Harlem River Houses. In its 40-year history this complex has been recognized as a safe, comfortable and nice place to live . . . something which later developments did not always achieve. It stands today as a source of pride to the residents, past and present, and especially to Brother Wilson and others who were instrumental in its inception. At 76, Brother Wilson is still active. He notes that he passes the complex on the way to work every day. "I am proud of it. We are all proud of it," states Brother Wilson, "It was - and is a good project." Brother John Wilson, architect on the first housing development in the U.S., is an Alpha Man! Brother Dr. WILLARD B. SMITH of Oakland, California has the distincition of being the first Black chiropractor to be appointed to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. made the appointment after interviewing hundreds of applicants. This is but one of numerous "firsts" for Dr. Smith. He is the first Black to be seated on the Board of Directors of the California Chiropractic Association (CCA), and the first Black to serve as President of any of the 30 chapters of that group. He is also the first Black to win the CCA Health Service Foundation Award and the Kimball Foundation Award for outstanding contributions to the science of chiropractic. Brother Smith established practice in the west Oakland community in 1960 and has taken a vigorous and active role since. He served as public and com4
munity relations director for the West Oakland Health Center and as a member of the Board of Directors of the West Oakland Social Services Corporation. He is also active in the Urban League, Boy Scouts, NAACP, Model Cities, Men of Tomorrow, and the Bay Area Chiropractic Research Society. He served as Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Downs Memorial United Methodist Church. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Dr. Smith served with General George Patton's 3rd Army in Europe and in the Pacific with the Corps of Engineers during World War II. He graduated from Chiropractic College after undergraduate work at San Francisco City College, University of California, and Armed Forces Institute in Manila. Author of numerous articles for such publications as Chiropractic Economics, American Chiropractic Association Journal, Brother SMith also compiled and edited the Urban Health Journal and created brochures for the West Oakland Health Center.
four-year institution of higher education in Illinois when, on July 1, 1974, he became the chief administrative officer of Chicago State University. Since that time Dr. Alexander has earned wide respect as a dedicated and committed educator and brought Chicago State from the brink of losing its accreditation to a position of ever-increasing academic prominence. Dr. Alexander is known as a "no nonsense" educator and his early actions at Chicago State reinforced that view, as he stressed "academic excellence." During his first months at CSU he expelled 130 students, put another 1000 on academic probation, and reinstated the " F . " He cites this as one of his most difficult decisions, but notes that it was for the best since some of these students were literally "without portfolio" - registering for years and making little or no progress. On the other hand Dr. Alexander stresses the need to reach out to those students willing to try. As a part of this mission, he teaches remedial courses in mathematics and science himself.
Brother BENJAMIN H. ALEXANDER became the first Black president of a
Dr. Alexander's approach, combining academic excellence with genuine con-
Brother WILLARD SMITH The Sphinx / October 1976
cern for the welfare of the students, has proved a success at Chicago State, which is fast becoming a showcase of Chicago's South Side. Last year he was able to secure President Ford as his commencement speaker, after securing over 5 0 0 0 signatures on a petition requesting his presence. A native of Roberta, Georgia, Brother Alexander attended public school in Ohio and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1943. He earned a Master of Science degree in chemistry at Bradley University in 1950 and completed graduate studies, also in chemistry, at Georgetown University, where he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1957. Before accepting the presidency of Chicago State University, he was acting chief of the General Research Support Branch, Division of Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Making headlines, upgrading the quality of education for inner-city students, and uplifting the morale of an entire community . . . Dr. Benjamin H. Alexander â€” is an Alpha Man!
Brother BENJAMIN ALEXANDER
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (approved by the General Convention) will be circulated to all Chapters by the General Office. CHECK YOUR CHAPTER FILES! Do you have an ample supply of General Office forms (REMITTANCE OF FUNDS; NOTICE OF INITIATION; PIN ORDERS, etc.)? Have you mailed your (1976 - 1 9 7 7 ) CHAPTER DIRECTORY to National Headquarters? If not; MAIL IT NOW!
CONVENTION MINUTES - to be printed and mailed. October Issue of The SPHINX
RATIFICATION OF AMENDMENTS to the Constitution and By-Laws (60 Days after Circulation Date) NOVEMBER 1,1976 . . DEADLINE for December Issue of The SPHINX NOVEMBER 15, 1976 . DEADLINE for payment of (1977) GRAND TAX without penalty.
NOVEMBER 1976 . . .
DECEMBER 1976 . . .
. HAVE YOU DONE, OR RECEIVED ALL OF THE ABOVE? December Issue of The SPHINX
JANUARY 7 - 9 , 1 9 7 7 .
. INSTALLATION CEREMONY (and Workshops) Installation for the 25th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Chicago, Illinois: Palmer House Hotel.
IMPORTANT CHAPTER DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS AND MAILING ADDRESS (CONTACT PERSON) MUST BE ON FILE IN THE GENERAL OFFICE - for each chapter! Please check the listing in the back of this issue; if no current address is shown for your chapter, send same to National Headquarters - immediately!
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James B. "Tiny" Blanton Assistant Executive Secretary
WORKSHOP As the GRAND TAX reporting period approaches, all types of questions are coming into the National Office on — HOW? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? And above all, WHICH is the proper form to be used? The Report of Remittance of Funds form is always to be used when sending all monies to the National Office. As a matter of fact, when reporting Grand Tax this is the only form that is needed. By following the instructions listed in the bottom left-hand corner of the form, the sender can be assured that all items ordered will be promptly returned without delay. But still, with clear instructions listed, some of the most common mistakes made when reporting Grand Tax are: (1) the omission of ADDRESSES AND ZIP CODES, (2) underpayment of FEES, (3) using an improper RETURN ADDRESS for materials, (4) substituting "nicknames" for SURNAMES, (5) not using PROPER CHAPTER KEY NUMBERS, and (6) not using CARBON BETWEEN PAGES — All of which will guarantee delay in processing a remittance! How can you avoid all of the above delays? READ ON. The most important entry on the Remittance of Funds form is the BROTHER'S FULL MAILING ADDRESS (in most cases, his home address) — and not an address "in care of" someone. When addresses are left off, the Brother is subject not to receive any type of communication from the National Office (and in some cases from the Regional Office) — all because the sender didn't take time to send an address. And then, there are times when a chapter will send one address for the entire chapter - and later that address becomes void, leaving the whole chapter without communication. If a chapter desires that all communication to its members be received at one location, then a permanent POST OFFICE BOX is highly recommended to accommodate such; otherwise, home addresses and zip codes are requested. ALL FUNDS remitted to the National Office should be in the form of a certified check, money order, or
cashier's check — made payable to "ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, I N C . " Uncertified personal checks will not be accepted. A quick check* for proper amounts will save a long delay caused by an underpayment of fees. The fees for Grand Tax, Initiation, and History Books can be found at the bottom of the Remittance form. *(Of course, there may be times when increases mandated by the General Convention will supersede the amounts printed on said forms. In such cases, however, the Chapters will be made aware of the changes in fees — if they have a current CHAPTER DIRECTORY "Contact Person" on file at National Headquarters.) It should also be noted that due to the delivery time involved with History Books and Pins (as well as Passcards), the person remitting a report for the chapter should be sure that the address being used to receive materials is a stable address. Otherwise, all the materials will be mailed to the wrong address and in many cases lost and never returned. (Permanent P.O. Boxes are again recommended.) Chapter names alone are not good enough; some Brother's full name must always be included in the return address. AVOID using I N I T I A L S a n d / o r n i c k n a m e s in all a d d r e s s e s , especially when reporting NEW BROTHERS. Also, it is important to always list on all communications the NAME OF YOUR CHAPTER and its KEY NUMBER. (If you are not sure of your Key Number, look in the Chapter Directory in the back of this magazine and/or the Alpha Phi Alpha History Book — and record the number for future use.) If you find your chapter without forms, you should know that Remittance of Funds forms can be obtained from the National Office by just asking for them, which should be done as far in advance of anticipated need as possible. Don't wait until the last minute to mail in your request.
NOTICE OF INITIATION FORM: No Initiation will be processed without a (yellow) COPY 2 — SIGNED by the REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, or his designated agent. Also, the Date of Initiation should be indicated on (pink) COPY 5, 4 and 3 and sent to National — all at the time the money is sent in. The Sphinx / October 1976
HGJ-GG MME0GJGF Alpha South was once again first with its Leadership Development/Citizenship Education Workshop for high school students. The workshop was held on July 11-14, 1976 at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and, according to Brother Dr. Henry Ponder (Workshop Chairman), this first endeavor was a big success. Brother Ponder, the President of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, is an Alpha Life Member and is well known for his hard work and dedication. Southern Regional Vice President Ozell Sutton, concerned as he always is with the denial of leadership opportunity for many Black, young, and talented boys and girls in our integrated schools, was the architect of the LD/CE idea. In a letter to the chapters in Alpha South, Brother Sutton remarked, "The purpose of the workshop for Leadership Development and Citizenship Education is to provide the chance for the full development of leadership ability and the chance to experience leadership in the practical application of fundamental principles and procedures of city, county, state, and national government." With a resounding "yea" chapters throughout Alpha South responded to the idea and, with their financial support, sponsored participants to the workshop. As the workshop got underway students were involved in three days of intensive study of group dynamics, Black history, public speaking, parliamentary procedures, and interview techniques. Discussion during the workshop sessions became lively at times and the enthusiasm was so pronounced that further discussions usually carried into informal night sessions at the dormitory. Due to his interest, Brother Sutton took time out from his busy schedule to participate in the three days of workshop activities and chair the session on Parliamentary Procedure. We owe a special "thank you" to Mrs. Lillian Hughes, Personnel Officer of the South Eastern Office of Community Service Administration, for her most brilliant presentation at the session on Interview Techniques. Using audiovisual media as well as group discussion through the question-andanswer method, her expertise in the category of interview techniques became apparent. 8
As one of the highlights of the workshop, students were carried on a tour of Atlanta, where they visited and had an opportunity to see many noteworthy places of interest including the famed Atlanta Underground. They visited Black owned and operated businesses and viewed many of the lovely homes owned by Blacks in the Atlanta area. On the closing evening of the workshop, the students were given the opportunity to practice many of the skills they had learned as participants in the sessions, and they did! The planned (speeches, organization, etc.) a banquet which was held at Paschals Hotel in the Red and Black Room. Dr. Henry Ponder, Workshop Chairman, remarked that "Throughout the workshop these students were the best behaved, most well mannered and responsible group of young people I have ever seen anywhere. Parents of these young people, along with the sponsoring chapters throughout Alpha South, are to be highly commended." The workshop participants were: Vivian Alexander,Athens, Georgia; Keyvn J. Amos, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Johnny Baker, Tuskegee, Alabama; Albert Black, Marion, South Carolina; Bernard Bronner, Atlanta, Georgia; Eric Burkes, Montgomery, Alabama; Gregory Carson, Anderson, South Carolina; Lybrease Ford, Huntsville, Alabama; Ezia Harris, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Angela Jones, Mound Bayou, Mississippi; Jonathan Knight, Holly Hill, Florida; John Long, Miami, Florida; Ted Love, Huntsville, Alabama; Ronald Monroe, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Patterson Moses, Lumpkin, Georgia; Robert Phelps, Columbia, South Carolina; Cheryl Ponder, Colum-
Dr. Henry Ponder (front, left) Workshop.
bia, South Carolina; Chester Ray, Jr., Orangeburg, South Carolina; Charlie Richardson, Columbus, Georgia; Broderick Samuel, Columbia, South Carolina; Marcus Smith, Notasulga, Alabama; Ronald Smith, Atlanta, Georgia; Darrel Thomas, Greenville, South Carolina; Dennis Thomas, Lumpkin, Georgia; Kenneth Ward, Montezuma, Georgia; Octavius Washington, Macon, Georgia; Edward White, Riviera, Florida; and, George L. Wyatt, Lakes Worth, Florida. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity from its inception has been involved in Leadership Development and Citizenship Education. Very early in its history the Fraternity adopted the slogan, "A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People." and used this slogan as a rallying theme in planning and directing voter education and voter registration campaigns across the nation. Its work in inspiring and assisting Black youth to "Go to High School" reaped outstanding success and established the fraternity in the front ranks of those engaged in leadership training and civic education. It was through such campaigns that Black youth were encouraged to apply themselves academically. Let us re-dedicate ourselves to those tenets of Leadership Development and Citizenship Education and work diligently with Black youth of our several communities. In closing, a special thanks is extended to the following individuals whose help and constant attention to every detail made this project a success: Brother Ozell Sutton, Brother and Mrs. Herman A. Keith, and Brother Herman E. Glaze. - Herman E. Glaze, Member Leadership Development/Citizenship Education Committee Delta lota Lambda (Columbus, Georgia)
vith participants during Alpha South's LD/CE
WHO, WHAT AND WHERE T O P O F THE P A G E : As Alphas p o l i t i c a l scene levels off f o l l o w i n g t h e e l e c t i o n of A k r o n , O h i o attorney J A M E S R. W I L L I A M S as o u r n e x t G e n e r a l P r e s i d e n t ( s e e this page for further info) the national political scene is r a p i d l y h e a t i n g u p . A s a l w a y s , t h e m e n of A L P H A P H I A L P H A a r e e x p e c t e d to l e a d in t h e e x e r c i s e of t h e i r f r a n c h i s e - V O T E FOR THE C A N DIDATE O F Y O U R CHOICEI . . . O u r FOCUS f e a t u r e in this issue l o o k s at t h e A l p h a m e n w h o occupy i n f l u e n t i a l p o s i t i o n s in t h e City of A t l a n t a , t h e site of t h e 1977 G e n e r a l C o n v e n t i o n . N a t u r a l l y , t h o s e m e n i n c l u d e s o m e of the strongest supporters of Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter. W e s h o u l d a l s o n o t e t h a t t h e c a m p of President G e r a l d Ford contains p r o m i n e n t A l p h a s as w e l l , i n c l u d i n g S e n a t o r E D W A R D B R O O K E a n d U.S. Transportation Secretary WILLIAM C O L E M A N . Regardless of t h e outc o m e of t h e c a m p a i g n , A l p h a s w i l l b e called upon to exert strong leadership o n b e h a l f of t h e Black c o m m u n i t y a n d t h e n a t i o n . . . SPIED I N K A N S A S CITY: From o u r t-v p e r c h w e w e r e i m pressed by Senator EDWARD B R O O K E , t h e o n l y Black d e l e g a t i o n h e a d at t h e R e p u b l i c a n c o n v e n t i o n ; w e also c a u g h t a g l i m p s e of B r o t h e r W I L L I A M DEASE (of Jackson State U)
Transportation COLEMAN . . . Ford's team . . .
Secretary a member of
w h o m w e u n d e r s t a n d w o r k e d h a r d to deliver the influential Mississippi d e l e g a t i o n t o P r e s i d e n t F o r d : I N THE B I G APPLE w e r e t h e f i v e A l p h a U. S. R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s - R O N A L D DELLUMS (CA), ANDREW YOUNG (GA), H A R O L D FORD (TN), RALPH METCALFE (IL), a n d CHARLES R A N G E L (NY). We also noted General President-Elect W I L L I A M S a m i d t h e h a p p e n i n g s , as w e l l as C h i c a g o s ERW I N FRANCE l e a d i n g t h e Illinois d e l e g a t i o n to a s t a n d i n g o v a t i o n at t h e a p p e a r a n c e of T e x a n B a r b a r a J o r d a n . . . C O N G R A T S to B r o t h e r M A L C O L M LEE of M o d e l Cities-CCUO in C h i c a g o ,
Williams: Alpha's Next
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w h o w a s i n s t a l l e d as t h e f i r s t Black p r e s i d e n t of t h e B o a r d of D i r e c t o r s of the Roosevelt University Alumni A s s o c i a t i o n ; to B r o t h e r HENRY RICHARDSON. Indianapolis civil rights a c t i v i s t a n d j u r i s t , w h o w a s h o n o r e d by l e a d e r s f r o m across his state on June 2 1 ; to Brother R I C H A R D S M I T H ( C o l l e g e B r o t h e r of the Year in 7 3 ) o n g r a d u a t i n g f r o m the H o w a r d School of M e d i c i n e in M a y . Dr. Smith's sister, D e b o r a h S m i t h - A K A , w a s s w o r n in as a n a t t o r n e y - a t law around the same time . . . Regional D i r e c t o r W I L L I A M D A Y is proud that both the college and alum-
Brother JAMES R. WILLIAMS, prominent A k r o n , Ohio attorney and public official, was certified the winner of the recent mail balloting for the Office of General President, during proceedings at the General Convention in New York City. Brother Williams was elected for a two year term, from January 1, 1977 through December 3 1 , 1978. Installation ceremonies for Alpha's 25th General President will be held Saturday, January 8, 1976 at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Chapters are requested to send at least two representatives to this event, which will include a number of important workshops, and all Brothers are cordially invited to be present (see pages 1 2 & 13, this issue, for details). A member of Alpha Phi Alpha since 1959, Brother Williams has served the Fraternity in many capacities, most recently during a five-year stint as Midwestern Vice President. As General President-Elect, Brother Williams has initiated plans for the continued development of Alpha's national program. In his Call to National Service (page 12), some of the major areas of concern are set forth. A feature article on the 25th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will appear in the December SPHINX.
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MALCOLM LEE . . Roosevelt U alumni
Brother JAMES R. WILLIAMS
ni chapters of the year in the West were from his (Bakersfield-Fresno, CA) area. Brother Day, prexy of the state's a s s o c i a t i o n of c h e m i s t r y teachers, is also crowing over the success of his pet project - an 8-week chemistry course f o r minority youngsters . . . Alpha men JAMES R. ELLIS, Director of Cooperative Education, Career Development and Professor of Mathematics, and EMMANUEL " N a t " WATSON were among the ten members of the Langston U (OK) faculty feted upon their retirement this year . . . Beta Alpha Chapter will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, with activities centering at the Delta Lambda Frat House, 3201 Clifton; for info contact Beta Alpha . . . Major ROBERT ELDER is now wearing a distinctive service ribbon as a member of a group that recently received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. Major Elder, g r a d of Tuskegee, is Chief of O p e r a t i o n s and M a i n t a n e n c e at Yokota AB, Japan with the 475th Air Base Wing . . . At this year's VACAPAF convention, Epsilon Pi (Norfolk State) captured honors as the College Chapter of the Year, while E Pi prexy SAMUEL GREGORY III was cited as College Brother of the Year... Brothers PAUL ROBESON, JOHN WOODRUFF, and LEONARD MILLER were honored at the 3rd Annual Black Athletes Hall of Fame of March 30th in New York City. Brother Robeson was inducted into BAHOF for his exploits as an All-American football player at Rutgers; Brother Woodruff was cited as one of the top track sprinters in history. He is best remembered for stopping dead on the track to let the German runners pass him and then kicking by them for an impressive win in the 1936 Olympics; Brother Miller, listed in Who's Who in Business and Finance, was h o n o r e d for his pioneering efforts in auto racing as a driver, manager, owner, and promoter. Miller, still active, hopes to qualify the first Black racing team at the Indy 500 . . . Delta Upsilon Lambda chapter joined other Greeks in Shreveport, Louisiana to establish a full-tuition Revolving Scholarship Fund at Southern U in that city. The announcement was made by Southern's VP LEONARD BARNES, who also delivered a dynamic Fraternal Address at the General Convention in New York . . . RETIREES: Dr. STEVEN WRIGHT, ex-president of Hampton Institute and Bluefield College; Dr. RICHARD V. MOORE, who has devoted the past 29 years to BethuneCookman College (28 as President, one as Chancellor); Brother PAUL MOBILEY, SR., who retired this year
Milton F. Quanders, M.D.
J. Edward Lowry, M.D.
Farrow R. Allen, M.D.
I n A. McCown, M.D.
Clifton G. Russell, M.D.
Robert A. Johnson, M.D.
Rutherford B. Stevens, M.D.
George D. Cannon, M.D.
Philip A. Beach, M.D.
lohn D. Stevens, M.D.
Huerta C. Neals, M.D.
Joel V. Bolden. M.D.
Benjamin Prim, M.D.
James W. Hubert, M.D.
Aaron 0. Wells, M.D.
Robert J. Craft, M.D.
Sylvester J. Carter, M.D.
Headley L Scott, M.D.
Joseph W Thomas, M.D.
Oliver 0. Holder, M.D.
The highlight of the Annual Jubilee Dinner-Dance of Alpha f Gamma Lambda Chapter was the honoring of some fifty-one Alpha medical doctors on April 9th. Some of the honorees are pictured above and special awards were presented to Brothers DR. JOHN L. S. HOLLOMAN. President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and DR. JAMES A. COLSTON, the first Black college president in New York State, who retired as President of Bronx Community College (photo right).
Senator EDWARD BROOKE . . . honored by Johnson & Johnson Brothers LEONARD MILLER (left) and K JOHN WOODRUFF pose fo//ow/ng their r > induction into the Black Athletes Hall of K Fame. The Sphinx / October 1976
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS taking office at the New York convention were (I to r): THOMAS G. ALLSTON, III (Eastern), Gamma lota Chapter, Hampton Institute, Virginia; DARRYL MATTHEWS (Midwestern), Delta Rho Chapter, University of Missouri-Kansas City; ANTHONY THOMAS (Southern), Alpha Chi Chapter, Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia; and, JESSE WINEBERRY (Western). Alpha Xi Chapter, University of Washington, Seattle. Not pictured is Southwestern Assistant Vice President CHAUNCEY REEVES.
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RICHARD and Barbara WILLIAMS . . . viewing the SPHINX
GRAVELY ... first Black fleet commander
after 42 years in education, 38 of them in the Kansas City Public School System . . . Brother JAMES PETERS of Connecticut got a lot of compliments on his beautiful tenor voice, noted during the singing of the Alpha Hymn at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia . . . A U of Florida survey, asking students to name their top choices for HEROES of all-time, gave the #1 spot to the late Brother Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., - an Alpha M a n ! . . . Brother and Mrs. RICHARD WILLIAMS wrote to say that they continued on from Monrovia to visit, what else, THE SPHINX! Lovely Barbara noted that the Sphinx was somewhat smaller than expected, but the entire trip was an unforgettable experience . . . Brother MOPOl NUWANYAKPA, a charter member of Kappa Phi Chapter in Monrovia, is now attending graduate school at Utah State in Logan. Best wishes . . . Southwestern Vice President GEORGE THOMPSON and his wife, Delores, were subjects of a full-page spread in their local paper,
spotlighting the Monrovia trip . . . Dr. MATTHEW A. WILLIAMS is serving a second term as Chief of Staff of Paradise Valley Hospital in San Diego, CA. An outstanding civic leader, Dr. Williams is a specialist in internal medicine . . O N THE MOVE: Congressman CHARLES RANGEL was selected by the Speaker of the House to serve on the newly formed House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and C o n t r o l ; A d m i r a l SAMUEL GRAVELY was promoted to Vice Admiral and appointed Commander, U.S. Third Naval Fleet. As head of one of the Navy's four numbered fleets, Admiral Gravely is the service's highest ranking Black and the first Black to command a fleet . . . BOTTOM LINE: No matter what your politics, as a member of the Fraternity which spearheaded the movement for civil and human rights and which coined the phrase " A Voteless People is a Hopeless People," every Alpha man should participate in the coming election . . . Until next issue . . .
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THE 25th CENERRL PRESIDENT OF RLPHR PHI RLPHR FRRTERNITY, INC. Brother JAMES R. WILLIAMS, ESQ., General President-Elect, will be installed as the 25th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated on January 8, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois at the Palmer House Hotel (special conference rates available). Brother Williams is asking each chapter to send at least two Brothers to Chicago during the weekend of January 7 - 9, 1977 to help him develop programs for Alpha Phi Alpha during the next two years. Workshop sessions designed to insure maximum participation of all present are planned for Saturday, January 8th. PLAN NOW TO ATTEND by mailing the attached registration form today!
FRIDAY, January 7,1977 RECEPTION SATURDAY, January 8,1977 Concurrent Workshops 9:00 A . M . - Education Foundation - Communications - Programs and Policies 12:00 Noon LUNCHEON - Guest Speaker - Installation Ceremony
6:00 P.M 9:00 P.M 9:30 A.M
Concurrent Workshops - Housing Foundation - Communications - Programs and Policies RECEPTION NITEONTHETOWN SUNDAY, January 9,1977 Board of Directors Meeting Building Foundation Meeting Education Foundation Meeting
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. General Office 4432 Martin Luther King Drive Chicago, IL 60653 c/o William H. Walker, Executive Secretary INSTALLATION CEREMONY AND WORKSHOPS - JANUARY 7 9,1977 Please register Chapter for _ representative (s). Enclosed is our registration fee of $_ _ at the rate of $18 per Brother (includes Luncheon). NAME
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On the Wednesday morning following Tuesday's election of Maynard Jackson as the first Black mayor of a major city of the South, two white men were heard discussing the significance of the election. One thought it to be a major setback to the city and emphatically stated that point of view. The other hesitated for a moment and in a very studied manner predicted that "Atlanta is destined to become the bold new city of the future." When the Alpha men and their families gather in "Lovely Atlanta" for the fraternity's 71st anniversary convention in August 1977, all signs point to the largest convention in the history of the fraternity. The reason is, "Atlanta is the bold new city of the future" and is recognized as such by people across the country. There are two pieces of hard evidence to support this claim â€” 1. The Atlanta Hartsfield Airport is the second busiest in the world, second only to O'Hare in Chicago. Proud Atlantans claim that if you are flying to heaven you must stop off in Atlanta, Ga. 2. Atlanta, within a few short years, has become one of the most popular convention cities in the world, ranked third behind New York City and Chicago. Its popularity as a convention city is growing at a phenomenal rate and it is predicted that this city will reach the status of the number one convention city within the next five years. It is not surprising that Alpha men are leading the way to this bold new city of the future, "Lovely Atlanta." The bright, DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE
Alpha Men ',* BOLD NEW CITY OF THE FUTURE
young, articulate and erudite mayor of the city, Maynard Jackson, is Alpha. It is no accident that the first Black congressman to be elected from the South, Andrew Young, is an Alpha man. Neither is it an accident nor is it by chance that he has risen to become one of the most influential men in the Congress or in the nation for that matter. Young and Jackson are primary reasons why Jimmy Carter is the standard bearer for the Democratic Party. It was the solid support of Blacks, emanating from Atlanta and spreading its influence across the country, that won the nomination for Mr. Carter, the same influence that he has to count on if he is to win the election in November. Before Jimmy Carter could become a serious national candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination, he had to prove that he could knock off George Wallace and become the "darling of the South." He did this in one primary after another, Florida and North Carolina being examples. It was heavy Black support that did it. That support originated in Atlanta and its influence was transported and transferred to other areas of the South. It is now history what happened to Mr. Wallace; as Jimmy Carter's phenomenal rise to the nomination of his party is history. If he is finally elected to the highest office of the land, the Presidency of the United States, he will owe a deep and extensive debt to two Alpha men, Andy Young and Maynard Jackson. This is not to say
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that Alpha men are singularly responsible for the rise to prominence of either Atlanta or Jimmy Carter. We would not be that bold or vain to so indicate. Alphas point with due pride, though, to the leadership that Alpha men have given in making both possible. Just as it is no surprise that Alphas are leading the way to a bold new city of the future in Atlanta, it is no surprise that the leadership and influence of Atlanta is nationwide and growing. This city has long been recognized as the educational capitol for Blacks in the United States and the world. Its cluster of black institutions of higher learning has made an immeasurable contribution to the nation and to the continued progress of Black people. The Atlanta University Complex represents the largest collection of Black institutions of higher learning in the world. It forms a consortium of concerted approach to
education that has become an example to be emulated. The influence of the complex in religious, political and educational circles across the nation is vast. This complex consists of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges, two institutions having their origin in the Baptist Church; Morris Brown, an A.M.E. related school; Clark College, under the auspicies of the United Methodist Church; Atlanta University and the Interdemoninational Theological Center. It is hardly an area of Black life in the United States, leadership, education, politics, medicine, law or what have you, that is not heavily influenced by these institutions and their graduates. It is said that when Blacks from Atlanta, led by Andy Young and Maynard Jackson, initiated campaigning for Carter, they concentrated on the graduates of these schools. They would go into a city and form a cell of support centered around the alumni and former students of these schools.
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It is not just the men who are behind Mr. Carter that are making "Lovely Atlanta" the bold new city of the future. Frequently, it is the men behind the men who are behind Carter. More than often Alpha men are to be found in leading and strategic positions. The guiding spirit behind these men is Eta Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha â€” inspiring their manhood, heightening their sensitivity and keeping bright their "love for all mankind." Eta Lambda Chapter is not the largest in the fraternity, third in numerical rank. It ranks only fourth in life members but it looms larger than life in influence and leadership in the nation and is the bellweather and keystone chapter in the "Greater Alpha South." Eta Lambda, ably led by Bro. Robert Willis as president, no doubt has within its jurisdiction and confines one of the greatest conglomerates of leadership and Alphas in high positions of influence within the fraternity. It has been mentioned that Congressman Young and Mayor Jackson are Alpha men, but so are Judge of the Civil Court, Fulton County, Horace Ward (a former State Senator and the first Black full time judge on the civil court bench); Judge R. E. Thomas, a supply judge and the first Black judge of any rank in Atlanta; and Judge William Alexander, Judge of the Criminal Court of Fulton County, and most recently elected after first being appointed to the position by Gov. George Busbee. The Commissioner of Public Safety, A. Reginald Eaves, is a key man in Mayor Jackson's administration. The Public Safety Department includes the Bureau of Fire and the Bureau of Police Services as well as auxiliary units such as Civil Defense, etc. Commissioner Eaves is an Alpha for Life. The Southeast Region in Federal Government is known to be above the average in terms of high ranking Black federal officials. The highest rank one can obtain in a federal regional city is Regional Director. Atlanta has five Black regional directors. Yes, Alpha does lead the way to a bold, new city of the future, "Lovely Atlanta." It does move to the center circle of leadership and influence. The eyes of the nation are upon Atlanta and Alpha men everywhere turn toward this city in 1977 for the most historic and largest convention ever. Eta Lambda Chapter, the Georgia State Conference of Chapters and the Great Alpha South join forces in planning a great convention and in welcoming and inviting participation from Alphas and their families from across the world. Come to "Lovely Atlanta" in 1977, the bold new city of the future.
The author of this FOCUS article is Brother OZELL SUTTON, Southern Vice President of Alpha Phi Alpha and a resident of Atlanta. Along with Dr. Lionel Newsom, Brother Sutton shares the distinction of being one of only two Brothers to serve as Vice President of two regions, having served as Southwestern Vice President while residing in Little Rock, Arkansas. Brother Sutton is Regional Director, Southeast Region, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice. As Southern Vice President, Brother Sutton calls upon all Brothers to come to "Lovely Atlanta" in 1977. -Ed.
COLLEGE BROTHERS - Our Role: We, as college brothers, must increase our active participation in Alpha Phi Alpha. In order to advocate our vital needs and concerns, and to familiarize ourselves with the inner-workings of our Fraternity, we must strive for maximum attendance at regional and national conventions. It is also very important for interested college brothers to serve on the various standing committees and commissions where decisions are made. As stated in our Constitution and By-Laws, Article X, Section 11.1, " . . . At least two members of each standing committee or commission shall be COLLEGE BROTHERS.'' Only in this manner can we most effectively exercise our voting power for the benefit and progress of college brothers. We must remember that Alpha Phi Alpha was originally established on the aims and ideals of college Alpha men. Let us dedicate ourselves to the fulfillment of these same aims and ideals today BRUTALITY: For the most part, college chapters remain the doors of our great Fraternity. We encourage college chapters to pledge Sphinxmen in a more serious manner, emphasizing such qualities as leadership, academic excellence, and potential. Brutality has long since been outlawed in Alpha Phi Alpha, so there is no excuse for physical abuse toward pledgees on the part of college chapters or brothers. This problem has only succeeded in causing injury to many prospective Alpha men and giving our Fraternity a negative image in the community. In short, PLEDGE A BROTHER'S MIND!
PROJECT L.E.A.D.: Project L E A D , is a community service program. Its objective is to implement a regional and national effort to orient the minds and character of young Black people toward the pursuit of a college education. Through Project L.E.A.D., Alpha can help Balck youth avoid the many pitfalls that are part of institutions of higher learning. It is essential that we, as members of America's leading Black fraternity, assume an active role in the intellectual development of the many precious Black minds struggling to survive the economic and political pressures of today's society. COLLEGE-ALUMNI INTER-ACTION: To achieve stronger inter-fraternal unity and brotherhood, Alpha Phi Alpha must continue to promote a closer alliance between its college and alumni chapters. Both entities must become more interested in the growth and development of the other. Alumni chapters should look to college chapters as a source of potential membership, while college chapters should utilize the alumni chapters for guidance and assistance. Ideally, while it remains the responsibility of each college brother to academically prepare for career opportunities in business, medicine, engineering, law, and other fields - it should become the role of experienced alumni brothers to assist qualified college brothers with career development and, importantly, job placement after graduation. Alpha Phi Alpha is conceptually one organization. In order to bring this concept into true existence
we must create a cohesiveness between college and alumni Alpha men. Only then will we truly exemplify those precepts established by our founding Jewels: "We, the members of this Organization, in order to promote a more perfect union among college men; to aid in and insist upon the personal progress of its members; to further brotherly love and a fraternal spirit within the Organization..." BROTHERS! . . .Assistant Vice Presidents represent the voice of college brothers within our regions and on the Board of Directors. We need input from college brothers to effectively advocate your needs and concerns. Let us work together to make sure college brothers only take forward steps. R e m e m b e r . . . College Brothers are the future leaders of Alpha Phi Alpha! Until A T L A N T A . . . Thomas G. Allston, III Eastern Assistant Vice President Darryl R. Matthews Midwestern Assistant Vice President Anthony Thomas Southern Assistant Vice President Chauncey Reeves Southwestern Assistant Vice President Jesse C. Wineberry Western Assistant Vice President
Immediately following our installation at the 70th Anniversary Convention in New York, the Assistant Vice Presidents joined together in formulating a 1976-77 platform, for guidance on a national level. Our intent is to address those issues significant to college men throughout Alphadom. â€” The Assistant Vice Presidents 16
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ALPHA'S INTERNATIONAL YEAR Dr. Walter Washington, 24th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is shown (below) delivering his Annual Report to this historic gathering. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. made the 1976 Bicentennial Year an even more historic event as it convened its 70th Anniversary Convention in New York City (Phase I) and Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa (Phase II). This inter-continental meeting was a first in the history of Black Greek-letter organizations and American officials proclaimed that the Alpha delegation was the largest group of Black Americans to cross the seas to Africa, except in times of war. Alpha General President Dr. Walter Washington had earlier proclaimed 1976 "Alpha's International Year," noting that the confab was a direct outgrowth of the Fraternity's traditional commitment to all humanity. He further pointed out that Alpha's heritage and ritualistic symbols are steeped in the African tradition, as those of us who have "crossed the burning sands" can proudly attest. Some 4,000 Alphas, their families, and guests were in attendance at the New York City portion of the convention, with over 3 0 0 of that group journeying on to the Liberian phase. In addition, over half of the Monrovia group took advantage of the extended tour to the Ivory Coast and Ghana. Making everything comfortable for the brothers and their guests were the hardworking and dedicated host committees. The New York Host Committee was composed of representatives from twenty chapters, college and alumni, in the Greater New York area and was chaired by former Eastern Vice President William Decker Clarke. Members of Eta Epsilon Lambda Chapter and the college brothers of Kappa Phi Chapter (officially chartered during the stay in Liberia) from the University of Liberia - Cuttington College were the gracious hosts of Phase II. This group was co-chaired by Leonard T. DeShield, Liberian Minister of Protocol, and Aaron Milton, a prominent Liberian architect. This outstanding meeting was the last in the four-year tenure of General President Walter Washington, President of Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi. Fittingly, Dr. Washington presided over a convention which (during our seventieth year) focused on the relationship between The Sphinx / October 1976
Alpha General President Dr. Walter Washington Africa and Afro-Americans and, in addition, saw the Fraternity's national program strengthened. Dr. Washington will be succeeded on January 1, 1977 by Brother James R. Williams, Akron, Ohio attorney and city councilman. Formal installation ceremonies will be held on January 8, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois at the Palmer House Hotel (see pages 9, 12 and 13 this issue for details). Others elected at the convention were: Leven C. Weiss of Detroit, Michigan, General Treasurer; and, in the first election for this formerly appointive office, Brother Charles C. Teamer of New Orleans, Comptroller. Taking office at the c o n v e n t i o n , following elections at the Regional Conventions, were Assistant Vice Presidents Darryl Matthews, Midwest; Anthony Thomas, South; Chauncey Reeves, Southwest; and, Jesse Wineberry, Western. Brother Thomas G. Allston, III was installed for a second term as Eastern Assistant Vice President. Brothers J. L. Hunt and William Decker Clarke were re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Building Foundation and Brother Ivan Cotman was reelected for a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. Brother Marvin J o n e s , 1 9 7 5 - 7 6 President of Kappa Chapter (Ohio State U) was elected as a new member of the
Education Foundation board. Brother Bennie D. Brown, Chairman of the Committee on Awards and Achievement, presented a special Award of Achievement to General President Washington for his leadership of the Fraternity during the past four years. "Brother of the Year" awards went to Hanley J. Norment (alumni) and Renardo A. Hall (Epsilon Phi Chapter, Northern Illinois University) captured the college brothers award. After a tough round of balloting, lota Upsilon Lambda (Silver Spring, Maryland) took home its third consecutive "Alumni Chapter of the Year" award, while lota Nu (University of Alabama - Birmingham) took top honors in the College Chapter category. Sites for future General Conventions were set as follows: Atlanta, GA in 1977; Minneapolis, MN in 1978; Washington, DC in 1979; and Chicago, ILin 1980. An array of outstanding speakers highlighted the various programs during both phases of the convention. During the New York phase these included Brother Franklin Williams, Chairman of the Phelps-Stokes Fund and former United States ambassador to Ghana (Keynote Luncheon); Brother Leonard Barnes, Vice President of Southern University in Shreveport, Louisiana (Fraternal Address); Judge Benjamin Hooks, member of the Federal Communications Commission (Public Program); and, United States Representative Harold E. Ford, DTennessee (Formal Banquet). In addition, the convention was addressed by a host of local and national personalities, including: The Honorable Percy Sutton, President of the Borough of Manhattan; The Honorable Paul Gibson, Deputy Mayor of the City of New York; Christopher Edley, Executive Director of the United Negro College Fund; and, Roy Wilkins, Executive Director of the NAACP. In Monrovia, the Public Program was highlighted by the address of Dr. William Tolbert, President of the Republic of Liberia. Other speakers included Brother David Howell (Keynote Luncheon) and General President Washington, (Formal Banquet). Social affairs were prominent on the calendar during both segments of the convention. Encompassing the brothers, their wives, and children, these included sightseeing tours, fashion shows, numerous dances, and formal banquets and dances in both New York City and Monrovia. 17
RACISM IN THE MEDIA
A PUBLIC POLICY STATEMENT of ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. In Convention Assembled New York, NY - August 1976 PREAMBLE Race relations or human relations is America's oldest unsolved problem. Racism is now at a stage of crisis, though certainly not for the first time. The crisis erupted in civil war in 1861 and was finally compromised in segregation and discrimination. The time has now come that the Nation must lay down the burden of race and move swiftly toward extension of the full blessings of liberty and justice to all its citizens.
EMPLOYMENT There is no more ugly and urgent crisis facing the Nation today than the economic insecurity of the American Black. An unending cycle of human devastation and national loss is at the core of this critical problem. The employment problems of Black Americans are the consequences of cumulative disadvantages imposed by social barriers in employment, education, training and housing patterns. Action is urgently needed to remove from the necks of Blacks the strangling yoke of these cumulative disadvantages. The unemployment rate for Blacks is twice that for Whites. The unemployment rate for Black youth is nothing less than catastrophic, totaling up to 50 per cent. Add to adult and youth unemployment high incidents of parttime employment and underemployment and you have a picture that staggers the imagination. ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. deplores high unemployment as a needless, senseless travesty upon the security of the Nation. The extent to which it exists among Blacks renders a large portion of a people effete and non-productive, exacting a state of frustration and desperation to be measured only in wrecked lives and degradation. ALPHA calls upon the Government of the United States to take immediate and decisive steps to remove the scourge of high unemployment from the land. ALPHA calls for — (1) A government-financed program of public works and public services to assure the availability of jobs and full employment to all who need work. (2) Recent passage of the Public Works Legislation, despite a presidential veto, was a necessary beginning but falls short of the vigorous attack upon unemployment needed. The Nation must do nothing less than commit itself to full employment. (3) ALPHA further calls for a renewed effort to enhance and assure equal opportunity not only in employment but in upward mobility as well. Not only does ALPHA seek equal opportunity for 20,000,000 Black Americans but seeks with equal vigor the opportunity for Blacks to be equal.
THE POOR AMONG US The ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY has long been concerned with the plight of 25,000,000 poor Americans — those who subsist on incomes below Federal minimum living standards. They include the nine million people on public assistance (of which only a small percentage are employable). A majority of this group is White but it includes a disproportionate number of Blacks, Browns, and other minorities. ALPHA believes that the existence of poverty in an affluent society is morally indefensible, breeds hostility and community tension, and alienates one group of Americans from another. The best bulwark against poverty, ALPHA contends, is a prosperous Nation that provides work opportunity and equal opportunity for all and adequate financial aid to those who cannot work. ALPHA therefore supports a program of social insurance that incorporates financial safeguards and a social security program that will ultimately make the existence of a public welfare system unnecessary.
HUNGER IN THE WORLD Our efforts to eliminate the blight of poverty and malnutrition in America must not lead us to neglect our obligations abroad. This Nation certainly has the financial and economic capacity, if not the moral capacity, to do both. The spectre of starvation is haunting large parts of the world today. It is at its worse among people of color in Africa and Asia. Hundreds of thousands of Black, Brown and Yellow brothers and sisters today are undernourished. Hundreds of thousands of others are actually starving. ALPHA PHI ALPHA calls upon the United States to mobilize and lead the prosperous parts of the world in a concentrated attack upon hunger and starvation. The United States should use its vast power and wide-spread influence to wipe hunger from the face of the earth and use its technical skills to help the world's people to become self-sustaining and self-supporting to assure that the monster killer, hunger, will never return. 18
The more than 40,000 members of ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY have on a number of occasions strongly condemned racism in the Nation's media, printed and electronic. We have condemned racism in the coverage of the news, in the editorial policy and in employment. Although there has been some improvement in all areas in recent years, racism is still present throughout the media and shows itself far too frequently. There are still too few minorities employed and utilized by the media, locally and nationally, and its coverage of events in the minority communities is far from adequate. It is especially noted that minorities are almost non-existent in many of the technical areas as well as at the management and production levels. The Fraternity, therefore, calls for expanded job opportunities in the media, expanded coverage of events of note among minorities, and a more liberal editorial policy that treats issues related to race and the poor with sensitivity and understanding.
DRUG ABUSE The high incidence of drug abuse among the poor and the affluent, the urban and suburban dweller, poses a threat to the peace and serenity of our communities and to the health and well-being of the Nation. Drug addiction and its resultant phenomenon of crime and general decay have reached an alarming rate. Unless it is checked and controlled, it can destroy in essence the basic concepts of family and community. The pusher must be stopped in our communities but above all drug trafficking must be stopped at the source. ALPHA petitions the levels of government to utilize their total resources and powers to stamp out drug traffic and greatly strengthen their support for rehabilitation efforts.
HEALTH CARE ALPHA believes that adequate health care is a right of every American rather than a privilege of the affluent. Millions of Americans experience excruciating pain and deteriorating health conditions due to inadequate finances. This Fraternity calls for passage (by Congress) of adequate health insurance legislation. We must take care to see that no one suffers or dies due to a lack of medical care.
RACISM IN WHITE MINORITY RULED AFRICA ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY joins the distinguished company of the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, and many other groups in urging unequivocal condemnation upon the practice of racism at home and abroad. We condemn with all our humanity the demeaning, dehumanizing and debasing policy of segregation and discrimination that the White racist governments of Africa perpetrate upon the Blacks of several nations. We condemn with equal vigor and disfavor the United States Government, businesses and institutions for their cooperation with these governments.
FOREIGN AID TO BLACK AFRICA ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY is disturbed and dismayed that racism in America extends its ugly head into foreign policy. While the United States pours billions of dollars in foreign aid into the European nations and white minority ruled African nations, it drops mere crumbs to the nations of Black Africa. ALPHA men call for increased assistance to Black African nations and a full commitment of sufficient food to stop and prevent starvation on that continent.
PLIGHT OF BLACK COLLEGES The annals of education and history have not recorded a success story more touching and more gripping than that of the Black colleges. Nowhere can there be found among us an institution that has done so much with so little. It is thought that one major White university, say Harvard, would have more endowment funds than all the private Black colleges together. Black colleges since the 1860's have performed a function that no other institution could perform. They can take the poor and the deprived, completely raw material, and within 4 years mold them into concerned and contributing persons in a highly competitive society. Now the very existence of Black colleges is being threatened like they have never been before. Some of the state institutions are being swallowed up by white state universities, and many private and church related institutions feel the crunch of an inadequate financial base which threatens to wreck their budgets and close their doors. This nation can ill afford the loss of Black colleges. ALPHA, in full recognition of the danger to Black institutions as well as the continuous need for the services they render, issues an urgent call — (1) For Blacks across the land to organize in full support of these colleges, financially and otherwise, through direct contributions and through the United Negro College Fund. (2) For ALPHA men, individually and collectively, to enlist time, talent and money into support of these colleges. (3) For the American public and the government to recognize these colThe Sphinx / October 1976
leges as indispensable cogs in the total wheel of education and furnish sustaining support for them. Democracy is as good as its treatment of its minorities. We can say then that America's commitment to education is only as good as its commitment to minority education. Since the Black college is still and will continue in the distant future to be the primary source of higher education for Blacks, support for it is a test of the nation's commitment to universal education.
HOUSING For millions of Americans, because of race, congested slums have constituted their homes and ghetto-ized isolation has been their environment. In housing, as elsewhere, there continues to be two Americas. Much of the anger that has manifested itself in rioting and other acts of desperation in recent years is traceable directly to the type dehumaniztion and degradation ghetto confinement breeds. Enlightened people have long come to realize that to relegate and isolate minorities with like ills to one continuous area is social dynamite. ALPHA calls for a program designed to make a decent home and a suitable living environment available to every American family; freedom of selection of a home; racial and economic inclusiveness and a total absence of racial barriers. More specifically, ALPHA supports — (1) Open housing legislation for every community; (2) An absolutely open and racially unrestricted housing market; (3) An adequate and expanding supply of new housing for low income people as well as for those of moderate incomes; (4) Additional low income housing of a scattered site nature for rent and for sale; (5) Racially inclusive suburban communities and new towns; (6) Revitalization and integration of the core of our cities.
PUBLIC EDUCATION Racial segregation is antithetical to democracy. Its deliberate cultivation and perpetuation is a blatant repudiation of the root ideas of democracy. Nowhere in our society is racial segregation more destructive in its efforts than in our public schools. The very object of our public school system is to lead children to develop their capacities to the highest and most satisfying degree and to prepare them to live harmoniously and effectively in a multi-
cultural, multi-racial and multi-color society. The fostering of mutual respect among people of different ethnic and racial backgrounds is best promoted in a culturally and racially integrated setting. Racial integration in our schools thus is an essential component of good education. Racial integration and quality education therefore are mutually complementary and interdependent. ALPHA, therefore, supports genuine integration as a contributing force to enhancing amiable living and quality education. ALPHA, however, opposes with all vigor the debasing and dehumanizing process usually attending socalled integrated situations. They are but frauds exacted upon Black children, latently and patently designed to prohibit the free development of the body, mind, and spirit of the Black child.
CRIME IN AMERICA Inflation, unemployment, and a fast-rising crime rate combine to form a threeheaded monster that threatens the very existence of life in America as we have come to know it. Our homes have become forts and our communities armed camps. Much is made of the fact that a disproportionate amount of violent crimes are committed by Blacks while overlooking the fact that Blacks are twice as likely to become crime victims as are whites. The ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY views the crime rate with due alarm. Our streets must be made safe and our homes and our persons must be made secure. ALPHA recommends the following to achieve this — (1) Poverty, blight, poor education and unemployment are major causes of crime . . . ALPHA advocates a program that eliminates these disabling situations. (2) The need exists for an Administration of Justice System in all our communities, that is representative of the social and ethnic composition. (3) Administration of Justice Systems must first respect the person and the rights of all citizens — and then enlist their involvement in fighting crime. ALPHA offers that nothing less than a fundamental overhauling of the Administration of Justice System is needed so as to reconcile differences in perception of the system between minority and majority people. When whites say law, Blacks say justice; when whites say order, Blacks say equity; when whites say peace, Blacks say progress. Public Policy Committee: Brother Ozell Sutton, Chairman Brothers Felix Goodwin, Walter Sullivan, Henry Ponder, James Pierce, Isadore Lamothe, John Warrick, Bennie J. Harris, Jr., Isaac H. Miller, III
NEW YORK WELCOMES ALPHA . . . Delegates and guests from across government officials. Shown addressing the convention in New York (above tion; Bro. Kermit J. Hall, Director of General Conventions; New York Deputy Vice President. At the extreme right is Brother Leonard Barnes, who delivered
The "Big Apple" laid out the welcome mat for Alpha Phi Alpha and, amidst the stares at the tall buildings and grumblings about the even steeper prices, Phase I of the 70th Anniversary Convention was a huge success. Highlights of the daily activities at the meeting were: FRIDAY, JULY 30 Fraternity officials held pre-convention meetings during the day and into the night. These included the Board of Directors, the Building and Education Foundations, and the committees on Elections, Rules and Credentials, and Finance. Registration was held, beginning at 10 A.M., and night-time activities The Sphinx / October 1976
the country were welcomed to New York by fraternity and -I tor) are: Bro. W. Decker Clarke, Chairman of the ConvenMayor Paul Gibson; and, Bro. H. Gray Gillem Eastern (host) the Fraternal Address.
kicked off with the Bait-A-Date Reception and a Get-Acquainted Party for the teens. SATURDAY, JULY 31 - Brother Kermit Hall, Director of General Conventions, called the meeting to order at 8 A.M. with the introduction of Brother William Decker Clarke, Convention Chairman, who brought greetings to the session. Saturday was largely devoted to the Sfafe of the Fraternity, highlighted by major addresses by General President Washington (Annual Report) and Brother Leonard Barnes of Shreveport, Louisiana (Fraternal Address). In other fraternity matters, the
afternoon Second General Session was the scene of reports from national officers, while the College Brothers Assembly was held at 6 P.M. In his last annual report as General President, Brother Washington reviewed the highlights of his 4-year administration. He listed his three basic goals as follows: (1) To strengthen the Fraternity from within; (2) To establish a general program for Alpha; and (3) To rekindle the fires of Brotherhood and make "Service to All Mankind" a daily reality among-its members. In his address he commented on a number of specific projects and pointed with pride 19
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Ambassador Franklin Williams (above - center) gave the Keynote Address in New York. Also in attendance were special guests, Mr. Roy Wilkins (left) of the NAACP and Mr. Christopher Edley of the UNCF. They were on hand for the announcement of a fiveyear plan for Alpha to raise $ 1 million to be given to their groups and the Urban League. to a number, including the tremendous growth of attendance at general conventions and the establishment of the Commission on Business Encouragement, as major accomplishments. Dr. Washington then called for the Fraternity to commit $1 million (over a 5-year period) to three major Black organizations: The United Negro College Fund; The National Urban League; and The NAACP. In closing, Dr. Washington stated "To serve as General President of Alpha is an honor and a labor of love. It is an experience my wife, Carolyn, and I shall never forget." Alpha's 24th General President vowed to remain intensively active with the Fraternity, noting "To me, Alpha is more than an organization it is a way of life from which I draw The Assistant Vice Presidents were there!
strength on a daily basis." Brother Leonard Barnes, Vice President of Southern University in Shreveport, Louisiana, delivered the dynamic Fraternal Address during the afternoon. A major event of the day was the Keynote Luncheon. The speaker for this event was Brother Franklin Williams, President of the PhelpsStokes Fund and former U.S. Ambassador to Ghana. Brother Williams noted Alpha's historic ties with Africa and called upon the Fraternity and Alpha men to serve as a lobby for Black African interests in this country. Noting the promise of Henry Kissinger's recent excursions on that continent, Williams stated that "The fulfillment of that
promise will depend in large part upon us, upon Black Americans." Following his address, Ambassador Williams presented General President Washington with a check for $ 5 0 0 0 , to be delivered to Liberian President William Tolbert from the Phelps-Stokes Fund. In remarks at the luncheon, Brother Washington renewed his call for Alpha's $1 million pledge to Black organizations and presented Roy Wilkins (Executive Director of the NAACP) and Christopher Edley (Executive Director of the UNCF), who in turn addressed the gathering. Other events of the day included the afternoon seminary of the Business Encouragement Commission and the Inter-Greek dance. . . . The "kids" were there!
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SUNDAY, AUG. 1 - The Life Membership Breakfast, under the direction of National Chairman Elmer Collins, kicked off the day's activity, followed by the Ecumenical Church Service and morning committee meetings. The College Brothers Luncheon, with Southern Assistant Vice President Isaac Miller III presiding, featured an address by Brother Marvin Jones, President of Kappa Chapter at Ohio State University. Brother Jones' short and captivating speech was enthusiastically received by the assemblage, which may or may not account for the fact that he was later elected to the Board of Directors of the Education Foundation. The 4 P.M. Public Program was addressed by Mr. Benjamin Hooks, member of the Federal Communications Commission, and featured the lovely voice of Miss Camilla Williams. Delegates and members from the entire New York community were on hand for the program. Equal Employment Opportunity Awards were presented to ITT-Continental Baking Company and Equitable Life Assurance Society of America, and Commissioner Hooks was the recipient of the Alpha Award of Achievement. Other business activities of the day included the Budget Hearing and regional caucuses, while the social side contained the New York Experience Tour (teens), Disco Party (College Brothers), and a gala social hosted by the New York area chapters. MONDAY, AUG. 2 - A day packed with business, as the delegates acted on numerous reports; the polls were open for voting; and the Education Foundation presented a seminar on the Foundation's role in the program of the Fraternity. It was a big day for the ladies, who presented a Fashion ShowLuncheon (honoring pioneer Black designer Mrs. Ann Lowe). Brother Thomas Allston presided over the 3rd General Session, the first Assistant Vice President to assume this responsibility in recent years. The day, and Phase I, closed with the Alpha Formal Reception at 6 P.M., followed by the Formal Banquet and Dance (in honor of the Eastern Region). TUESDAY, AUG. 3 - Meetings of the Education and Building Foundations, Convention and Host Committees. At 7 P.M., members departed for Monrovia. 22
PUBLIC PROGRAM: The delegates and their guests were joined by hundreds of visitors from the New York area for the Public Program. Shown here are: (1) Commissioner Benjamin Hooks, the principal speaker; (2) Donald Bryant accepts EEO Award on behalf of Equitable Life. Special guests of the Fraternity were: (3) Mr. John E. Westberry, National President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; and (4) television and Broadway actress Theresa Merritt (That's My Mama; The Wiz), shown giving autographs to guests. (5) M. Cabell Woodward, Jr., President of IIT-Continental Baking Co., accepts EEO Award from Dr. Washington and Bro. C. Lewis, Chairman of Alpha's EEO Committee. Two beautiful renditions by Ms. Camilla Williams (6) drew thunderous applause from the dais (7) and the entire audience.
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Tfce Ladw (God Bfew 'Cut)... W<m Tkete Under the skillful direction of Mrs. Ruth Robinson and her Alpha Wives Planning Committee, a full range of activities was in store for the visiting ladies of Alpha. These included hospitality centers, health and beauty clinics, city tours, and jewelry displays. The major event was the Luncheon Fashion Show, honoring pioneer Black designer Mrs. Ann Lowe. A legend in haute couture, Mrs. Lowe's clients have included some of the top names in New York society circles. All in all, the ladies had a ball... as these scenes clearly show.
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V MISS BLACK AND GOLD The lovely Miss DENISE A. SMITH, a senior at Georgia State University (Atlanta) was crowned "MISS BLACK AND GOLD - 1976" at the conclusion of the Miss Black and Gold Pageant, held during the convention in New York City. Miss Smith began the year long series of pageants as the representative of Zeta Mu Chapter at GSU. Meet Denise in a feature article, to be published in our December Issue. To Denise, from Alphamen everywhere ... CONGRATULATIONS! The Sphinx/October 1976
Brother Harold Ford, the youngest Black member of the U.S. Congress, was the banquet speaker.
There's nothing on earth like an Alpha Formal Banquet, as serious thoughts joined with the chance to display our finery and revel in the joy of brotherhood. Along with our beautiful wives and guests, we fellowship and frolic before returning to our homes across the globe. The perfect finale to an exciting adventure.
FOR A JOB WELL DONE: As is traditional, the Formal Banquet is the setting for the presentation of intra-fraternity awards. The following chapters and brothers were honored for outstanding work during the past year. They are, literally, the best of the best!
College Brother of the Year RENARDO A. HALL Epsilon Phi Northern Illinois University Dekalb, Illinois
College Chapter of the Year IOTA NU University of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama
Alumni Brother of the Year HANLEYJ. NORMENT lota Upsilon Lambda Silver Spring, Maryland
Alumni Chapter of the Year IOTA UPSILON LAMBDA Silver Spring, Maryland
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O n To LibeRia A beautiful sunrise illuminated the African coast as Alphas and their guests arrived at Roberts International Airport in Liberia. As an indication of the royal welcome accorded the group, which would remain evident throughout our stay, the entire group zipped through customs in a matter of minutes. The Alpha entourage, led by General President Washington, was met by a number of Liberian officials and host brothers, including Brother Leonard T. DeShield, Liberian Minister of Protocol and Chairman of Phase II. This was the beginning of a beautiful and educational experience for all involved. Highlights < the activities were:
These scenes depict the journey from New York to Robertsfield in Liberia, where we were given a "royal welcome." WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4 - Arrival and reLambda Chapter. ception by members of the host chapTHURSDAY, AUG. 5 - Phase II was ofter and Liberian officials; assignment ficially opened at the Public Program, and transport to hotels. In the afterheld at the E. J. Roye Memorial Building noon, national officers of the Fraternity in Monrovia. This event, attended by paid a courtesy call on Liberian Presidelegates, guests, Liberian officials, dent William R. Tolbert at the Executive foreign diplomats, and members of the Mansion. Dr. Washington made the precommunity, was addressed by Dr. sentation of the gift from the PhelpsTolbert. Committee meetings and the Stokes Fund and, among other activiCollege Brothers assembly, where the ties, Brother Stenson Broaddus young brothers from both continents presented President Tolbert with a exchanged ideas and information, citation naming him a "Kentucky occupied the remainder of the afterColonel" by the Governor of the noon. The evening saw the delegates State of Kentucky. At 8 p.m. the in attendance at a gala reception delegates and guests attended a hosted by President Tolbert, held at reception hosted by the Eta Epsilon the Executive Pavilion. The Sphinx/October 1976
(1) Fraternity officials and guests during visit to the Executive Mansion. (2) Brother Broaddus with President Tolbert. (3) Pros. Tolbert greets audience as he is escorted to Public Program. (4) Dr. Washington presents check to aid indigent children. (5) Bro. Lewis Caldwell presents award to Dr. Tolbert. (6) U.S. Embassy official Harold Horan. (7) Convention Chairman Leonard DeShield. (8) Brothers DeShield, Jake Henderson and Aaron Milton (far right) with Presidents Washington and Tolbert.
FRIDAY, AUG. 6 - Although we were an ocean away from home, the Life Membership Breakfast went off as usual, crowded! In the Second General Session, the brothers reviewed the actions of Phase I and worked on a number of recommendations designed to help expansion and development of international chapters. At midday, the group was treated to a beautiful luncheon, with a fashion show (of Liberian costumes) as the main event. Afterwards members tried to squeeze in a few moments of shopping at the exciting shops in downtown Monrovia. This gave just enough time to get back to the hotel and prepare for the "soiree", a blockbuster party hosted by Brother Pohlman Bracewell, President of Eta Epsilon Lambda and the man who had journeyed to stateside general conventions for years to lobby for the Liberian convention. It was a magnificent event - food and libations flowed endlessly (quite an accomplishment with Alpha men imbibing everything in sight) and the group danced until the wee hours learning traditional Liberian steps. SATURDAY, AUG 7 - The group got an early start to begin a tour "up country." President Tolbert met the group at the site of a low-cost housing development now under construction, at which time General President Washington made the presentation of a check of $2000 from Alpha Phi Alpha to be used to help indigent families in Liberia. Also at the site, African garb was given to Dr. Washington, Mrs. Washington, and General President-Elect James R. Williams. The group continued to the Tubman Museum and Zoo, followed by lunch and entertainment at the Coo Coo Nest Restaurant. Saturday night , following the all-day excursion, the brothers gathered for the Formal Banquet and Dance. Dr. Washington was the featured speaker and during the event, Brother Leonard DeShield was named an Honorary Life Member and Kappa Phi Chapter at the University of Liberia-Cuttington College was ofThe Sphinx/October 1976
ficially chartered. Phase II was officially closed but the trip was far from over. SUNDAY, AUG. 8 - Following the morning Ecumenical Church Service, the group traveled to Caesar Beach for an exciting Alpha Picnic. Lunch was served and the members were able to swim, watch the entertainment by native dancers, and buy wares at the open market. The more daring of the group crossed the "monkey bridge," a fragile structure consisting of wooden slats and suspended rope. After returning to our respective hotels, the group was hosted at the American Embassy by Charge de' Affairs Harold Horan. Many visitors took the evening following the embassy reception to visit the homes of the host chapter members and other friends in Monrovia. MONDAY, AUG. 9 - 5 a.m., the group going the extension tour to the Ivory Coast and Ghana has departed and those returning to the states were gathered in the lobby with bags nearby to travel to the airport. Eventually, the group was informed that a "hurricane" was sweeping the coast of the U.S., around New York, and departure would be delayed, probably by another day. This was soon confirmed and, after the usual grumbling, the group settled back for another day of sightseeing and shopping. Some exhausted souls simply returned to their rooms and slept the day away! TUESDAY, AUG 10 - Departure and return to the United States of America. The end of a most exciting experience! The Sphinx/October 1976
MORE FROM n ^ MONROVIA MmÂą These scenes from our stay include: (2nd row â€˘ left) Brothers Washington, Williams and Hall being honored by Dr. Tolbert and (right) Brother Frankie Dee signing autographs. The Life Member's Breakfast (below) was a success, albeit "early!"
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Brother DAVID N. HOWELL (photo - left) delivered the following address at the Keynote Luncheon during Phase II of the 70th Anniversary Convention in Monrovia, Liberia. Brother Howell (Life Member No. 1322) has been an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha for over forty years and has served as the guiding spirit behind Eta Epsilon Lambda Chapter in Monrovia. He now serves as advisor to Kappa Phi Chapter at The University of Liberia-Cuttington College. An American citizen, he served for many years as General Secretary of the YMCA of Liberia. Retired, he now resides in Monrovia. When you stepped off your plane at Robertsfield, you put your feet on the soil of the oldest independent republic in Africa, founded 155 years ago and established as a republic 129 years ago. And, of course, you came to this great continent. If you could move the countries of the world around as you do chess pieces, you could take all of North America, India, Germany and England and put them inside Africa and yet have plenty of room to drive your car around the edges. Or, try this one: India, China, the U.S., and Europe. Africa is 4 times the land area of the U.S. and contains 1 / 5 t h the landsurface of the earth. The main problems before us as we attempt our international outreach are not just our own problems or the problems of Africa or America alone, they are world problems requiring world thinking and the development of world institutions to deal with them. In 1925, at the Detroit Convention, during the public meeting held in the AME Church, (as I recall) Brother Dr. Julian Lewis of the University of Chicago said something like this: "Let us look beyond race for our ideals; let us take for our goal that which transcends any narrow limitations of country or nation â€” nothing short of the world's standard." I think that is yet valid as we talk about going international. Brother Historian Charles Wesley, in the History of Alpha, wrote "Alpha Phi Alpha would have the Negroes of America look with pride upon African civilization, its government and its laws, its social institutions, its buildings and roads, and its evidence of indigenous progress, unaffected as it was, by outside influences." You have a great stake in Africa. Our fortunes are tied together, whether we will it or not. To you, who have had the greater opportunity, who enjoy a larger degree of freedom than most of your brothers, we look for leadership. We are all involved in the whole world and can no longer live in New York, or Los Angeles, or Chicago, or wherever, entirely to ourselves. We are part of the rest of the world, and surely of the African world. That is why your decision to come to Liberia at this time is so important for Alphas. Alpha has been always on the lookout for ways and means of keeping contact with Africa. As far back as 1907 there was a member of Delta Chapter, Prince Malargen; then came men like Dr. Xuma, Prince Nyabongo and Rev. Steady. In 1922, 30
Rev. Ridley, an AME Missionary in Liberia, was given permission to start a chapter here. He ended his letter with these prophetic words: "There will be a chapter in Africa." Then the Convention in 1923 (and again in 1926) authorized Rev. Steady to get something organized. In 1938, it seems there was a weariness on the part of some members and attention was turned to a chapter in London (Beta Psi); then, in later years, to Liberia, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Frankfurt, and Vietnam. But today, we are venturing more seriously into the entire field of international and human relations and united action . . . the second mile in our international thrust. Alpha grew out of a special kind of need in American society, but even then it tied its ritual to ancient roots in Africa. Through the years, the wisdom of that has been demonstrated as we note the remarkable correlation between the fortunes and development of Africans and American Blacks. At times it was phenomenal: when the fortunes of the African went up, those of the Black man in America likewise responded, and vice versa. Perhaps those of you who are historians do not agree. But, just one incident in recent years, the revolution in the American scene in the 50's and 60's, had its counterpart in the independence of large numbers of African states. I am convinced that much of the ferment on the campuses and in the Black communities in the U.S. and England was activated and subtly, or maybe not so subtly, instigated and encouraged by African students in their discussions with their fellow students. We are inextricably bound together. To me, Africa is the most exciting and most inspiring area in the world today. It is impatient, brash, impetuous, proud, seeking to make its contribution in its own way to a world of justice and peace. I think that Alpha and America should be able to speak to, and with, African nations; and be able to say, that in spite of the imperfect American system (and we know it is imperfect), it still offers the greatest hope to Africa. Africa may very well be the last frontier for the Western Powers. Therefore, in our international outreach, we will need to develop constructive working partnerships with the people and governments if we are to make friends and keep them. Some horrible miscalculations have been made over the last few years, so we must try to avoid repetition of them. As we think of the future, we must realize that civilization has not existed and cannot exist without new frontiers, new lands, new materials, new resources, and new spiritual reThe Sphinx / October 1976
serves. World civilization will either be the common achievement of all people, or the achievement of none. Alpha in its international outreach is presented with many opportunities for an extension and expansion of our role in the Africa that is being hammered out now. Mind you, I am suggesting Africa first, but the trend for the future for Alpha must be in many areas of the world: Asia, the Middle East, and the Far East, not just in Africa. For the nonce, Alpha could think seriously of expanding our Education Foundation to include more scholarships, fellowships, teaching grants, special awards to African students and select individuals. This we have done through the years on a small scale, but the time now demands a larger participation if the impact on the international scene will have meaning. Selfishly, it may mean strengthening Alpha manpower in various countries; but unselfishly, it means an increase in our thinking and acting internationally . . . our international thrust. "Alpha is a training institution in the practical preparation of men for community leadership," we boast. We are a training agency of the highest order. Therefore, we should be interested in postgraduate studies and fellowships for men, high calibre men, from countries other than just the present ones. This will in no way detract from what we are doing, but rather accentuate the international character of the fraternity. Brother Washington reminded the 1975 Convention that "business is where America is and it seems to me that a positive contribution Alpha can make is to encourage some of the bright minds to go into business for themselves." We agree wholeheartedly, and would carry the idea one step ahead: We should now encourage our men to investigate and participate in business opportunities in African countries — for instance, in places like Liberia, where joint ventures, partnerships, and investments in business ventures are highly possible. In many of the countries, the investment climate and reception of business ventures is good, but in some others they may not even give you an entry visa. But we must yet continue in our efforts. We have smart businessmen who could investigate and disseminate information to the brotherhood, to those who are interested. Perhaps a commission under the Business Opportunities group could be given this responsibility. I think our international thrust should include an area in which little has been accomplished: that of the multi-national corporations. There are opportunities, but they will have to be investigated and pursued as Alpha has had to do on many other projects. We have had experience in the strategy of approaches to these kinds of operations, and we need to attack now. Many Alphas were and are involved in various U.S. Government agencies and projects, diplomatic corps, etc., — not enough to be sure — but this is an area in which the thrust is most needed, for those individuals are usually dealing with grass-root programs, with people. Generally speaking, Africans are more receptive, and re-act more favourably to Black people who are sympathetic — mind you, I say sympathetic — than to those of other hues. We have not been too involved in various organs and divisions of the U.N. We need to be. And this leads me to suggest that even retired Alpha businessmen, particularly business executives and experts, should continue to make their skills, knowledge, and expertise available — not for profit, but for the service they can render to their fellowmen, like the Executive Volunteer Service Corps. Brother W. D. Phears recently spent three months in Sierra Leone with the Water Company under such The Sphinx / October 1976
a scheme. (Incidentally, a letter from him sends greetings to Brother Shannon and all the brothers in Convention assembled.) It is worth investigating. Maybe Alpha could create its own "Executive Corps." Having been for many years a YMCA Secretary, I am partial to interchange of people, young and old, for meetings of minds around issues, across borders and barriers of all kinds. I think Alpha has a real contribution to make through seminars, study exchanges, teaching fellowships, intensive study groups, and a whole catalogue of inter-group, international, and inter-personal development of ideas. These should be two-way: not all give and not all receive. Alpha might wish to consider another area which has been largely overlooked and swept under the carpet by too many people and groups, and that is assistance in education to those children of the Negro serviceman who were left stranded and outcasts in many places during the global conflicts of the U.S. Some groups need to be concerned, for their plight is still tragic. For the younger ones, there may still be time to make an impact on their lives. We are already committed to struggle against apartheid and Rhodesia and hunger. We should utilize our present thrust to increase the number of young college men, especially in the English speaking countries, who might be receptive to our code. To establish chapters will not be easy because of the suspicion in the minds of many governments of anything that is secret; or hesitancy on the part of college officials because of possible freedom of speech; or of people who think the idea is not African enough, or for many other reasons. But Alpha has not retreated — not even when the presidents of many colleges in the early years of our existence in the U.S. forbade the organization of a chapter on their campuses. We must push forward. Here is where we need to take reclamation seriously. There are hundreds of Alpha men, I feel sure, who are in various countries of Africa; and yet, when we were preparing for this Convention, in spite of all the correspondence we had and the contacts we made, we did not uncover one Alpha. Not even the Secretariat could assist. Perhaps a scheme of registration from all undergraduate chapters, listing any brothers from Africa, could be forwarded to the Secretariat; or a strong appeal be made to graduate and undergraduate chapters to fill in a simple questionnaire, for the establishment of strong undergrad chapters rests at the moment in these men of Alpha who have fallen by the wayside. Maybe if we continue the effort on securing Life Memberships, we may rediscover and reclaim some men. In passing, could some thought be given to "lone" registrants who are removed from any possibility of chapter affiliation? I am sympathetic with the Secretariat, and would not wish to add more work, but some assistance on an ad hoc basis may get something started. Finally, I reiterate, Alpha grew out of a very definite need amongst Negro college students 70 years ago. The "International Year" grows out of the same kind of need on a global scale; the need for training young people in international and human relations. The spirit of Alpha has changed the outlook of college men for the last three generations; now it must think in terms of meeting a world demand for leadership. Africa claims its own; you have taken a drink of our water; you have met our people. You will return to Africa in one way or the other. You are in the vanguard of many more groups to come, but Alpha must continue to lead. The world we leave as good Alpha men, must be better than the one we found at birth, or the one we know now. 31
Brothers: The great societies or great civilizations, as we know them, should be measured by the extent to which they encourage their citizens to be helpful to each other. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., part of this affluent society, based on brotherhood and human understanding, therefore, exerts itself as a major index to the rise or fall of this society. All men of Alpha are blessed with college training and some individual skills. They are encouraged to move to the left or to the right as desired- â€” never backward, but always forward. In our metropolitan areas, where large numbers of Alpha brothers reside, there are also many pockets of slums and ghettoes where opportunities for growth and understanding seem nonexistent. However, throughout the world efforts are in progress to serve this disconsolate group through various programs. Men of Alpha are giving their time and talents to serve as adjunct classroom instructors, counselors and tutors, based on the need of the students and the skills of the Alpha brothers. They also serve as big brothers and helpful resources to the less fortunate. These services are rendered free of charge and are expressions of the christian heart dedicated to the greater service of all mankind. To this end, the members of the Board of Directors of Alpha Phi Allpha Education Foundation salute the following brothers:
Arthur W. Boswell Philadelphia, PA Melvin J. Norton Denver, CO Clifford Hendrix Chattanooga, TN Elmer C. Collins Cleveland, OH Herschel Alcorn Pine Bluff, AR J. Leon Hawkins Hollywood, CA Lowell Bethel Austin, TX Hobart Jarrett New York, NY Oliver Lancaster Hempstead, NY Nathaniel Veale Atlanta, GA William Smith Washington, DC Jerry Martin Newark, NJ James T. Howard Boston, MA Charles Keels Philadelphia, PA Harry Dunbar Nyack, NY Lorenzo Shannon Frankfurt, Germany Clarence P. Halstead Arlington, VA Charles E. Taylor Silver Spring, MD Otha Brown Stamford, CT Moses Miles Tallahassee, FL Stenson E. Broaddus Louisville, KY Cornelius Henderson, Jr. . . Detroit, Ml Morris Hatchett St. Louis, MO Richard Ball Raleigh, NC David Howell Monrovia, Liberia
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It is the hope of the Education Foundation that all chapters will provide model educational experiences for adults and youth create channels o skills and academic growth for all, plan programs that plug directly into the future, and establish a direct relationship with all social institutions. Enjoy a good fraternal year of service to all mankind Sincerely,
WILLIAM ROSS, Jr., Chairman
- 1976 Scholarship Winners within his chapter, he is now the President of Beta Delta. He is President of Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society and a member of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and Phi Beta Lambda Business Society. Brother Elmore has been the recipient of the SCSC Business Award for the past two years, in recongition of his high academic standing in his field of study. MAURISE J. FERRELL is a Senior at Thomas G. Allston, III Victor Elmore Gregory Griffin the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is a member of Zeta Chi THOMAS G. ALLSTON, III, is a Senior at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Chapter. He is now President of Zeta English/Journalism major at Hampton Georgia. An outstanding student, Chi and has served as Scholarship Institute (VA). A member of Gamma lota Brother Boone was initiated into Phi Chairman for the Inter-Fraternity CounChapter, Brother Allston is presently Beta Kappa (Delta Chapter- Georgia) cil. A pre-medical student, Brother serving a second term as Eastern during his junior year. He has served as Ferrell is active in a number of campus Assistant Vice President. Among his Vice President of Alpha Rho, Vice activities and works part-time as a many student activities he served as President of the Inter-Fraternity Coun- hospital orderly. President of the Hampton Student cil, President of the Math Club, and has GREGORY GRIFFIN is a Sophomore Government Association (1975-76), worked as a math tutor in various at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Managing Editor of the Hampton Script, programs in his community. Brother Griffin is an honor student and a and Student Representative to the VICTOR ELMORE, a member of Beta member of Theta Omicron Chapter. In Faculty. Delta Chapter, is a Senior at South addition to other campus activities, he DAROLD EDWARD BOONE is a memCarolina State College in Orangeburg. serves as Treasurer of the Millikin Black ber of Alpha Rho Chapter and a Senior After having served in many capacities Student Union.
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ALPHA PHI ALPHA-FOR LIFE LIFE MEMBERSHIP NEWS
LIFE MEMBER BREAKFAST
GREAT, GREAT, GREAT
As your new Life Member Chairman, I am happy to report that nearly 500 Brothers came to the Life Membership Breakfast at 7:30. It was a wonderful feeling to see the many Brothers enjoy one of the grandest programs of the Convention. It was a good feeling to hear the many, many Brothers relate how much they enjoyed it. Thanks, Thanks, Thanks Brothers. Also a special "THANKS" goes to those Brothers who participated in the program: Bro's Andy Lewis; Clarence Jacobs; General Secretary, Bill Walker; and special thanks to Brother Tiny Blanton, Assistant Secretary. Other participants were: Bro. Thomas Allston III - Eastern Vice President; Bro. Wayne Chandler - South Western Regional Life Member Chairman; Bro. Clinton Minnis - Western Regional Life Member Chairman; Bro. Tom Pauley who filled in for Bro. Joe Ginnell of the Midwest; and Bro. Colonel Lorenzo Shannon, the Military Life Member Chairman. Life Member Breakfast in Monrovia Special thanks goes to Brother David Howell and other Brothers who aided in making the Life Member Breakfast a huge success. I only regret that I wasn 't able to be present. Life Membership Awards FREDERICK L JOHNSON A WARD OUTSTANDING CHAPTERS OLIVER WILSON WINTERS A WARD 'SitXSZtfZ^Ln* Ten Year Leadership MaPhTamb^T" Delta Alpha Lambda • Cleveland, Ohio Savannah Georgia JOHN D. BUCKNER A WARD: , P M P O r r n i . ,..c ..... D n
Otha N. Brown, Jr. General President Walter Washington assisted by Brother James Blanton made the presentation to the Brothers. Statistics to date: Delta Alpha Lambda Epsilon Lambda Eta Lambda Xi Lambda Zeta Omicron Lambda Alpha Tau Epsilon Psi Chi Beta Epsilon Psi Gamma Tau Beta
Top Five Alumni Chapters Cleveland, Ohio St. Louis, Missouri Atlanta, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top College Chapters Akron, Ohio Rolla, Missouri Nashville, Tennessee Greensboro, N. Carolina Philadelphia, Pennsylvania E. Lansing, Michigan Washington, D.C
LM 138 156 100 102 84
SUBS 81 23 42 9 27
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS 219 179 142 111 111
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It has been a great challenge for me, trying to fill the shoes of Brother John Buckner. After working with the Life Member Program on a national level for several months one can really appreciate the great work and contributions of Brother Buckner. Thanks again to all Brothers who are working hard with our Life Member Program.
NATIONAL LIFE MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN
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ALPHAS on THE M O V E ^ \ Brother RICHARD ANDERSON, a student at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, has been named Brother of the Year by the Eta Kappa Chapter for the 1975-76 school year. Brother Anderson is a native of Keithville, Louisiana. A senior political science major, Brother Anderson is a member of the Political Science Association and served as a Senator in the Student Government Association. He was the chapter's delegate to the 30th Southwestern Regional Convention (1976) in Beaumont, Texas. Brother Anderson is currently the President of Eta Kappa Chapter and served previously as the chapter's Vice President. Upon graduation, Brother Anderson will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force through the ROTC program.
Brother CLEM C. BENTON, M.D. is an active Alpha on the Move in Eta Kappa Lambda Chapter of Fort Pierce, Florida. Dr. Benton was born in Orange County, Florida. He is a graduate of Florida A & M College and Meharry Medical College. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1929 from Meharry. One of the Charter Members of Eta Kappa Lambda (established in 1960) and the oldest living chapter member, Brother Benton was initiated into Alpha in 1926 through Chi Chapter at Meharry. Brother Benton came to Fort Pierce in 1929 to practice medicine. He helped establish the Fort Pierce Memorial Hospital which opened in 1937 and has served in a multitude of capacities with the hospital since that time. Before coming to Fort Pierce he taught at Alabama State Teachers College. Being interested in education as well as in his medical practice, he has served on many educational committees as well as a trustee of Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach and Indian River Community College of The Sphinx / October 1976
Fort Pierce. He is now and has been a member of civic and professional organizations, among them: the Tri-County Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, American Medical Association, the Elks and the local Chamber of Commerce. For several years Dr. Benton served as Clinician in the Saint Lucie County Venereal Clinic and the Migrant Clinic. Presently, he is the Clinician for the Saint Lucie County Obstetrical Clinic. In the early years of his practice he served the community by vaccinating school children without compensation. During World War II Brother Benton was one of the
Brother Clem C. Benton, M.D.
physicians who examined inductees for the U. S. Armed Forces in the local area. For 20 years or more he was the physician for the Lincoln Park Academy High School athletic teams. Brother Benton is a member of the St. Simon Episcopal Church. Among his many civic, professional and humanitarian awards from various local, state and national organizations, Dr. Benton was presented the coveted A. H. Robbins Citizenship Award by the FMA in 1974 and the Man-of-the-Year Award by Eta Kappa Lambda Chapter in 1972. The Benton family circle of six was broken in 1942 with the demise of Brother Benton's wife and the mother of his four children. Besides having a doctor in the family, there are two lawyers, one public school teacher and operator of a General Insurance Agency. Dr. Benton has traveled to 37 different countries, many of which were medical tours. An outstanding fact in the life of Brother Benton is that he has never changed residence during his 47 years of medical practice. In addition to his medical practice, he has investments in real estate. When asked about retiring, Brother Benton wanted to know, "What is that?" His feeling is that no one should ever consider such as long as he is capable of helping his fellow man. An Alpha on the Move and a living legend in Fort Pierce, Florida â€” Dr. Clem C. Benton.
Brother Dr. JAMES P. COMER will be the first incumbent of the new Maurice Falk Professorship in the Child Study Center of Yale University. In acknowledgement of this landmark achievement, Dr. Albert J. Solnit, Director of the Child Study Center and Sterling Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry said, "We are proud of the distinguished recognition that the Maurice Falk Medical Fund has conferred upon Dr. James Comer for his 35
superb leadership and creativity as a medical educator, child psychiatrist, and as a community and national leader. The Child Study Center takes a particular pride in sharing with the Falk Fund and Dr. Comer this demonstration of confidence that all children can have a more humane and promising world." Dr. Comer is Professor of Psychiatry in the Yale Child Study Center and Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the Yale School of Medicine. He is author of Beyond Black and White, and co-author with Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D. of Black Child Care, both widely acclaimed books on Black child psychiatry.
Brother FRANK C. CUMMINGS of St. Louis was recently elected the 95th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Brother Cummings was the first chosen from among one hundred candidates vying for five positions at the 40th Quadrennial General Conference of the AME Church, held in Atlanta in mid-June. Brother Cummings, one of eighteen bishops serving, is now assigned to the 8th Episcopal District which includes Mississippi and Louisiana. His position is generally a lifetime post.
Brother ANDREW DeGRAFFENREIDT was the honoree at a political testimonial sponsored by the brothers of Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Brother DeGraffenreidt, a Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner, is seeking a seat in the United States Congress, representing the 12th District of the State of Florida. This fraternity sponsored affair was the first of its kind to have been presented by a Greek-letter organization in the City of Fort Lauderdale. Over 300 persons attended the testimonial, which was for the purpose of exposing the candidate and raising the necessary funds needed to finance a campaign. The event was highly successful because the brothers of Zeta Alpha Lambda worked hard to make it so. Two plaques were presented to the Commissioner during the affair. One came from the local NAACP and the other, from Zeta Alpha Lambda, was presented by Brother Tylus Grant. A few days following the testimonial, a check was presented to Brother DeGraffenreidt in the amount of 36
$1,600. Many organizations played a part in making the evening a positive one, but the brothers of ZAL took the initiative and made "Alpha's Night for DeGraffenreidt" a success. ZAL brothers join Alpha brothers throughout the world in wishing Brother Andrew DeGraffenreidt the best of luck. Just as the slogan says, "You have to insist on DeGraffenreidt!"
Brother JOHN N. DOGGETT, Pastor of the Union Memorial Methodist Church of St. Louis (MO) for twelve years, has been appointed Superintendent ofthe North District of the East Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church. Reverend Doggett, Chairman of the St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP, is the first Black churchman to hold the district post in this area. Brother Doggett is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York and received a Ph.D. from St. Louis University in 1971.
Brother DAVID DOWDY recently received his doctorate in Medicine from the University of Connecticut, one of the two Black recipients of the M.D. degree. Brother Dowdy received his B.S. degree in Biology from the A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1965 and his M.S. in Biology from Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1967. Brother Dowdy served as the Eastern Assistant Vice President of Alpha Phi Alpha during 1963-64.
He is married to the former Bern ice Lawrence and they have one daughter, Tracy. In July Brother Dowdy started his internship at Howard University Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Brother BERNARD R. FIELDING, a Charleston, South Carolina attorney, has been named Associate Judge of the Probate Court. An outstanding member of Beta Kappa Lambda Chapter, Brother Fielding was sworn in by Brother Earnest A. Finney, a South Carolina State Representative who has been named Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. Brother Fielding graduated cum laude from Hampton Institute and received his Law Degree from Boston University. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Julius Levy Parks Fielding, the founder of Fielding Home for Funerals. Brother Fielding was admitted to practice law in South Carolina in 1958 after serving as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. As a practicing attorney, he has served as Counsel to the all-Black municipality of Lincolnville, SC; the South Carolina Morticians Association; the YMCA of Greater Charleston;
Attorney Brother Bernard R. Fielding (hand raised) is sworn in as Associate Probate Judge by Brother Ernest A. Finney, Jr. who will assume the office of Fourth Judicial Circuit Judge. Witnessing this historic occasion are Mr. Fielding and their son, Bernard, Jr.
Fielding Home for Funerals; and, the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association. He also serves as the Parliamentarian for the National Hampton Alumni Association and Treasurer of the Charleston Chapter of the NHAA. Brother Fielding is married to the former Raquel Conchita Lawson of Luray, Virginia. They have one son, Bernard, Jr., 6, and one daughter, Constance,2. '
jUk Brother ERNEST A. FINNEY, SR. became the first Black judge in state court in the State of South Carolina when he was elected Circuit Judge of the Third Judicial District (Lee, Sumter, Clarendon, and Williamsburg). Brother Finney, a four-term veteran of the South Carolina General Assembly (D-Sumter), defeated State Senator James M. Morris in a General Assembly vote of 107-44. During his tenure as a state representative he gained wide popularity as a house leader on such issues as judicial reform. Brother Finney, a member of Delta Zeta Lambda Chapter (Orangeburg) was nominated for this high post by House Speaker Pro Tempore Raymon Schwartz, Jr., who stated "I can assure you Ernest Finney will be color blind" in his judicial judgments. Ernest A. Finney, Sr., a "first" in the history of South Carolina, is an Alpha On The Move!
Brother RALPH KENNEDY FRASIER, a native of Durham, North Carolina, has been elected Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Huntington National Bank of Columbus, Ohio. He was also elected Vice President of Huntington Bancshares. Huntington National Bank is the leading affiliate of Huntington Bank, Inc., a $1.5 billion holding company with member banks operating 85 offices throughout Ohio. Brother Frasier, who joined the bank in November 1975, graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University. He is a member of the Ohio and North Carolina bars and the North Carolina National and American Bar Association. Prior to joining Huntington, Brother Frasier was associated with Wachovia Bank and Trust Company in WinstonSalem, North Carolina, where he served The Sphinx / October 1976
Brother Ralph Kennedy Frasier
as Vice President and Assistant Counselor. He was active in Winston-Salem's civic affairs as Chairman of the WinstonSalem Transit Authortiy, Director of Family Services, the North Carolina United Community Services, Secretary of the Citizens for Fair Housing, Trustee of Appalachian State University, a member of the School Board Advisory Council and of the state bar association's Committee on Banking and Corporate Law. He is married to the former Annie Mae Spaulding and they are the parents of four children. A member of Alpha Rho Lambda Chapter in Columbus, Ohio, he is the son of Brother and Mrs. L. B. Frasier of Durham.
ML Brother OBRA V. HACKETT, Director of Public Information at Jackson State University, was elected First Vice President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) during its 48th Annual Convention in Dallas,, Texas June 10-12, 1976. Brother Obra V. Hackett
A non-profit fraternal organization, NPHC is comprised of representatives of the eight traditionally Black fraternities and sororites. NPHC is the parent body of these social fraternities and sororities and serves a*s the coordinating agency for their combined membership of approximately 700,000. NPHC has collegiate and graduate chapters throughout the nation as do its member fraternities and sororities. Hackett's nomination from a field of four candidates and subsequent election highlights his three-year membership and participation in NPHC. In addition to chairing its Research and Planning Committee for the past two years, Hackett has participated in NPHC's national conventions since 1973 as a representative of Alpha. He has also chaired Alpha's Resolutions and Recommendation Committee since 1973. Hackett is a native of Amite County, Mississippi and a graduate of the Pike County (MS) Public Schools, He holds a Bachelor of Science degree fromJackson State, a Master of Arts degree from Atlanta University, and has done advanced study at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University. Hackett's professional experience includes positions as teacher and assistant principal in the SharkeyIssaquena Line Consolidated School District (1960-64), counselor in the Pascagoula Public School District (1965-66), and vocational counselor and Dean of Students at Utica Junior College (1966-69 and 1969-73 respectively). He was appointed to his present position in July, 1973. Active in numerous professional, social, civic, and religious organizations, Hackett is married to the former Amelia Carolyn Evans of Anguilla and they have one son, Obra V., age 5. As the NPHC's number two man, Hackett will succeed to the presidency for 1978-80, following his two-year term as Vice President. NPHC's 1980 convention is scheduled in Jackson and Hackett - as outgoing president - will serve as co-host with the Jackson PanHellenic Council. Brother Hackett was initiated into Alpha in 1958 by Delta Phi Chapter at Jackson State. He has been active in Alpha Epsilon Lambda Chapter since his 1960 graduation from Jackson State, serving as Chapter President from 1968 to 1970 and Financial Secretary from 1970 to present. 37
Brother WILLIAM "Bill" JONES is the first Black man in the history of New Haven (Connecticut) to be elected the Chairman of the Democratic Town Committee. Born September 14, 1934, Brother Jones attended St. Phillips College (San Antonio, TX) in 1959 and was awarded an Associates degree. He also attended Huston-Tillotson College (Austin, TX) where he was awarded the Bachelors degree in 1961, majoring in Sociology. Brother Jones "crossed the burning sands" at Huston-Tillotson in December 1960, the year before his graduation. Later he attended Trinity University (San Antonio) and Southern Connecticut State College, where he did additional study in a Master's Program in Sociology (1962-64) and Urban Studies (1967-69), respectively. He has completed the requirements for an Ed. D. in Urban Education at Massachusetts University at Amherst. Brother Jones and his wife, Eunice, are the proud parents of three children, Lowell, Diane, and Sherri.
Brother William Jones
Brother Dr. JOHN Q. TAYLOR KING, President of Huston-Tillotson Co.lege, Austin, Texas, was awarded an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, by St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas at its Commencement on Saturday.May 22, 1976. Dr. King delivered the Commencement Address. He also delivered the Commencement Address at Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, Texas, on Sunday, May 23 1976. Texas Lutheran College awarded him its highest award, The Distinguished Service Award, for his "significant contributions to higher education." Dr. King is a Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserve and serves as a Mobilization Designee in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Department of the Army, the Pentagon. He is also a member of Nu Boule, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Gamma Eta Lambda Chapter.
Brother Dr. John Q. Taylor King
— M L — • Brother GEORGE MORRIS KOONCE, Jr., a native of Donaldsonville, Georgia and a graduate of Ft. Valley State College, was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree by the University of Miami, May 3 1976. 38
A very erudite and aggressive stalwart, Brother Koonce holds two Masters degrees, one in French from Indiana University and another in Educational Administration from the University of Miami. Additionally, he is the recipient of two degrees in French, from the University of Tennessee and the University of Toulouse, France. Serving a long term as President of Beta Beta Lambda Chapter in Miami, Brother Koonce was quite instrumental in moving the chapter progressively forward, bringing about new innovations and implementations. Displaying "nononsense" leadership, the highly respected president took measures to revitalize the Miss Alpha Contest for the State of Florida, broadened the chapter's membership to 109 fully financial members (coupled with 75 Life Members), initiated the Alpha Outreach program in the Miami area, and strengthened the area of Public Relations, as he firmly believes that PR is the crux of any organization. During Koonce's administration, Beta Beta Lambda was recognized as "Chapter of the Year" by the State Convention in St. Petersburg, again at the Regional Convention in Charleston, SC, and ultimately this coveted honor was extended at the 69th Anniversary Convention at Miami Beach. A born leader, Brother Koonce was named Assistant State Director for Florida by Dr. Robert L. Smith, and served two terms as President of the Ft. Valley National Alumni Association. Having attended a host of seminars and workshops, Brother Koonce has also served as a consultant for the Southern Association of Secondary Schools and the Forida Desegregation Consulting Center. His religious, social and professional organizations are numerous. Dr. Koonce's dissertation bears the title A Perceptual Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Career Opportunities Program, Dade County, Florida. An educator, family man, and Alpha man extraordinaire, the Assistant Principal for Administration is married to the former Geraldine Hill and is the father of 3 month old George M. Koonce, III. Congratulations Brother Koonce and continue to hold high the name of Alpha!
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Brother ISADORE J. LAMOTHE, JR. is a new holder of the coveted Silver Antelope Award, the second highest honor presented by the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Lamothe, long a physician, busi essman, and civic leader in Marshall, Texas, is the first Marshallite ever to receive the award, which was presented at a recent banquet in New York. Brother Lamothe joined scouting in 1950, when he was asked to be chairman of the Caddo Division. It is noted that "division" in those days was a polite term for a segregated scouting unit. He accepted, but later stepped down as chairman of the entire division to become a scoutmaster. This he cites as his most important move, one which he has never regretted. As a Scoutmaster, he was one of the best and his works in that area laid the groundwork for the Silver Antelope Award. While Brother Lamothe is no longer a scoutmaster, his name lives on in Troop 287, where his sons, Isadore III and David, serve as scoutmaster and assistant scoutmaster, respectively. The New York banquet included a movie presentation during which the accomplishments of the honorees were recapped. Dr. Lamothe has been a scoutmaster, Troop Committeeman, District Chairman, member of many council committees, executive board member, and presently Vice President of the East Texas Council. He is also an active member of the South Central Regional Committee, serving as Chairman of the Area III Scouting Committee, and he is a member of the National Committee of the Boy Scouts of America. He has been honored with the Silver Beaver and the St. George Medal of Honor; and is the holder of the Wood Badge Beads. As an active member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, he has served as President of the St. Joseph School Board and the St. Joseph Home and School Association. He is a member of the Parish Council and a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus. He is also a member of numerous civic and professional organizations. Dr Lamothe was initiated into Beta Tau Chapter, Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana, in December 1942, and served the chapter as Dean of The Sphinx / October 1976
Pledges and later, Chapter President. He earned the Bachelor of Science Degree, Cum Laude, in 1944, at the age of nineteen, and attended Howard University College of Medicine, where he earned the M.D. degree. He interned at Homer G. PHillips Hospital (St. Louis) spent one year in a residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tuskegee, Alabama. In 1949 Brother Lamothe began the practice of medicine in Marshall, Texas. He has been an active member of Gamma Upsilon Lambda since that time, serving as Chapter Secretary, Vice President, and Chapter President on two occasions. From 1967 to 1974, he served Alpha Phi Alpha as National Comptroller & as Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Finance. He has also been a member of the General Convention Committee and the Life Membership Committee.
â€”mâ€” Brother LORENZO MANNS, a Columbus, Georgia juvenile court administrator and former Chief Probstion for that city, was appointed to the Muscogee County School Board by the April-May term of the County Grand Jury. Brother Manns is presently serving Alpha as the State Director of Georgia. Brother Manns, who was the first Black chief probation officer in the South, is the first Bllack juvenile court administrator in the South also. Married to Bertha Cato Manns and father of Gregory (a graduate of Fisk who resides in Nashville), Brother Manns began his professional career as a teacher in Columbus in 1950. He has been honored by many civic. groups for his outstanding community efforts. He served as a member of the Georgia State Crime Commission in 1971-75 (appointed by then Governor Jimmy Carter), and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Brookhaven Branch of the YMCA. He is also Chairman of the Trustee Board of First African Baptist Church, and a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement and the Columbus City Credit Union. Brother Manns was the recipient, in 1975, of service awards from the First African Baptist Church and Delta lota Lambda Chapter. He has been a member of Delta lota Lambda for 29 years, serving as Secretary for 23 years.
Brother Isadore J. Lamothe, Jr. Reverend Dr. DONALD G. K. MING, one of the newest Life Members of Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter (St. Albans, NY), has been consecrated as a Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Ming has pastored the Allen AME Church, Jamaica, New York, since April of 1964. Under his leadership the new Allen AME Church was built and paid for. The church (land, building, and appurtenances) is now worth almost one million dollars. Under Brother Ming's leadership his church has established the Allen Community Day Care Center, with a budget of approximately $104,000. Also, the church has been funded for a Senior Citizens' Lunch Program which services 150 persons, 25 of whom are homebound. The brothers of Zeta Zeta Lambda wish Brother Ming all the best.
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Brother EMERY R. OWENS of Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, Texas, has added many "firsts" to his long list of achievements as a medical pioneer in Southeast Texas. His most recent appointment was made by Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe to the Hospital Licensing Advisory Council for the State of Texas. Dr. Owens had only recently been named an Admiral in the Texas Navy by the Governor and by the Chief of Naval Operations in Texas, Admiral Stephen L. Walters. The Texas Navy is being represented in 1976 at various Bicentennial programs throughout the country. The first major breakthrough for Brother Owens was his appointment as Waller County Health Officer, the first Black to be named to such a position in the state. He was also named President of the Tri-County Medical Society, another first for the area. Brother Owens presently serves as Chief of Staff of the Waller County Hospital in Hempstead, Texas and, as if this is not enough, the genial M.D. considers his major job to be that of Director of Health Services at Prairie View A & M. It is the latter role which dates back to the forties - long before the doors opened for the interracial contributions that we see today. At Prairie View, Dr. Owens has tended (often single-handedly) to the health needs of thousands of students and staff members for over 30 years. Often recognized as one of the friendliest persons on the campus, he works tirelessly and often without compensation in a dedicated effort to serve the health needs of the campus and neighboring communities. Fortunately, his dedication has been recognized and appreciation for his services has been expressed in various honors and awards presented to him. He has been cited for outstanding service by the local Parent-Teachers Association; Prairie View Jack and Jill of America, Inc.; Alpha Phi Alpha; and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. He was recently honored by the Waller County Hospital with the presentation and hanging of his portrait, along with those of two former Chiefs of Staff, in the hospital lobby. Dr. Owens has been very active professionally, attending medical meetings often and serving on two occasions in the Curbstone Consultation Program during Texas State Medical Association; Houston Medical Forum; Tri-County Medical Society; Texas Medical Association; Lone Star Medical 40
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Forum; and, the American Medical Association. The popular physician is married to the former Julia Fortes of Hyannis, Massachusetts. He and his attractive wife have two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Westbrook and Rosalyn Owens, both of Houston.
zaoa. Brother RICHARD F. PRIDE was recently elected Chairman of the seven-member Welfare Board of Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida. Brother Pride is an Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Project Upward Bound at the University of South Florida, one of the largest programs of its kind in the country. He received his B.A. Degree from South Carolina State College, and the Masters Degree and further study toward the doctorate at Columbia University in New York. Brother Pride served in the United States Air Force from 1943 to 1946. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Florida, Brother Pride held positions as Assistant Director of a hospital, a teacher, school social worker, principal of a junior high Brother Richard F. Pride
school, and principal of Howard W. Blake High School. A Stewart at St. Paul AME Church, he is active in many religious, civic and community organizations for which he has received numerous awards. Treasurer of Gamma Zeta Lambda Chapter for the past fifteen years, Brother Pride has served as chapter president and vice president as well as in a number of other positions. He was appointed by Florida's Governor Rueben Askew to a threeyear term on the Florida Comprehensive Health Planning Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Lung Association and the Gulf Coast Lung Association. In Brother Pride's present position, in addition to serving on many university committees, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, HEW-U.S. Office of Education, Region IV, Division of Student Assistance Programs, and Chairman of the Florida State Division. Brother Pride is married to the former Eva Laney of Lancaster, SC and they have three children: Mrs. Cheryl Pride Soriano, a high school counselor in Orlando, Florida; Mrs. Sharman Pride Thomas, Admissions Counselor, University of Louisville; and Richard, Jr., who is employed by the City of Tampa, Metropolitan Development Agency (MDA).
dQA Brother GERALD RICHARD, II, an insurance major in the College of Business Administration of Arizona State University, was named "College Brother of the Year" at the Western Regional Convention in San Jose. Brother Richard joined Alpha in Chicago in 1974. This spring, largely through his his efforts, Mu Eta Chapter was established at ASU. He began organizing the group and working for its national affiliation early last year, with the assistance of Delta Tau Lambda Chapter in Phoenix. Brother Richard is serving as President of Mu Eta Chapter for 1976-77. Ricahrd was graduated from Harlan High School in Chicago in 1973, second in a class of 667 students. He was president of his junior class and of the influential Student Review Board there, and was captain of both crosscountry and track and field teams. At ASU Richard was selected, in his sophomore year, as a resident assistant in one of the largest dormitories on The Sphinx / October 1976
campus, the Sahuaro complex. He helped organize the Black Student Student Union at ASU and served as chairman of its constitution committee. Still retaining his interest in athletics, he runs the 440-yard intermediate hurdles for ASU's track team. In the College of Business, Brother Richard is the first Black to hold office in the ASU chapter of the national professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, where he serves as vice president in charge of pledge education.
Brother MONNIE SINGLETON, a junior and member of Beta Delta Chapter at South Carolina State College in O r a n g e b u r g , has been elected President of that institution's Student Government Association for 1976-77. Brother Singleton, a pre-medicine major from Ehrhardt, SC, was elected in a campus-wide ballot. During the last academic year at South Carolina State, he served as President of the Sophomore Class and as a member of the ROTC Color Guard. He is also an active member of Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society; the Pre-Med Society; E.E. Just Science Club; Bethea Hall Club; and, Dinall Hall Club. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Monnie Singleton of Ehrhardt, Brother Monnie Singleton is an Alpha on the Move!
M&, Brother ROBERT L. STEPHENS, JR. has served as president of Kappa Zeta Lambda Chapter for two years and the brothers of that chapter would like to recognize him as an Alpha On The Move. The uniqueness of Kappa Zeta The Sphinx / October 1976
Lambda stems from the fact that it is composed of civilian and military brothers in the Clarksville, Tennessee and Ft. Campbell, Kentucky area. These brothers are from two different societies, in two states - but are one in Alphadom. It takes a person with many rare and exceptionally fine characteristics to head such an organization and Brother Stephens has done so in a truly outstanding manner. Brother Stephens was born in Welch, West Virginia on September 2 1 , 1940. He is the oldest son of Rev. Robert L. Stephens and the late Estella Ward Stephens. He graduated from Excelsior High School in War, WVA in May of 1958. He entered West Virginia State College in 1958, became a Sphinxman in Alpha Zeta Chapter and the following year became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha. During his college years he was
President of his Junior Class, President of the Pan-Hellenic Council, Cadet Commander of ROTC, member of Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Pershing Rifles drill team, Scabbard and Blade Honorary Society, and President of Alpha Zeta Chapter during his senior year. Upon graduating he went into the Army with an RA commission. He has served 13 years and presently holds the rank of Major. He was twice assigned to Viet Nam, spent three years in the Panama Canal Zone with Special Forces, and has been stationed at Army installations from coast to coast. While Teaching Military Science at Alfred University in Alfred, New York (1969-71) he received his M.S. degree in Guidance and Counseling. He has also attended the University of Missouri
in Kansas City. Brother Stephens has been assigned to the Pentagon in Washington, DC and departed from Kappa Zeta Lambda in May. While the brothers of the chapter will miss their dynamic leader, they note that their loss is Washington's gain. God's speed to Brother Stephens; his wife, Olivia; son, Robert III (Bobby); and daughters, Stephanie and Christa.
Brother C. D. VAUGHN, a member of Eta Pi Lambda Chapter in Pasadena, California, was honored to serve as Banquet Speaker for his high school reunion in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Brother Vaughan did his undergraduate work at Langston University (OK) and graduate study at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. At present he is a mathematics instructor at Kranz Junior High School and serves as Vice President of Eta Pi Lambda.
MLâ€” Brother ALLEN WILLIAMS, Life Member No. 1607 and Vice President of Epsilon Kappa Lambda Chapter (Grambling, LA), has written and published a book entitled Theatre Handbook. Brother Williams is head of the Speech and Drama Department at Grambling State University, Chairman of the Grambling Bicentennial Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of: The National Broadcast Association; Speech Communication Association; The Shreveport (LA) Arts Council; and the Southwest Theatre Conference. He notes that the book is 41
available through the Grambling State University Bookstore. The Theatre Handbook is divided into seven chapters, and has an extensive glossary and appendix, a list of theatrical supply companies, and several illustrations for the reader's convenience. Included in the Appendix is vital information concerning the ordering and renting of costumes, the ordering of roscogel, a color chart for Super Kern-Tone paint, and a list of sound effect and show records. A unique factor about the present work is that it contains names, addresses, and phone numbers of several companies from which the reader can order theatrical materials. Williams, a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Shreveport, Grambling State University (B.S.), and Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana (M.S. and Ph.D.), is working to uphold the tradition of Alpha Phi Alpha.
Councils (NARC), at that group's national meeting in Hollywood, Florida, June 6-11. Brother Williams, a Councilman-At-Large in the City of Akron, Ohio and Chairman of the Summit County (OH) Council of Governments, was chosen from among twenty-three elected officials from across the country who filed for five at-large positions on the thirty-three member board. The National Association of Regional Councils is a nationwide organization of regional councils and councils of governments. Other Alpha brothers participating in the conference, which was attended by more than 2000 public officials and staff members, included Sterling Tucker, Chairman of the District of Columbia City Council, and Ira Jackson, City Councilman in the City of Atlanta, Georgia.
-mBrother JAMES R. WILLIAMS, Alpha's General President-Elect, was recently honored on two fronts. A member of the Udall At-Large slate, Brother Williams was elected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention which was held in New York City July 11 -16. Although his candidate was unsuccessful, Brother Williams devoted his time to platform issues which can affect the country during the next four years. Brother Williams was ranked No. 1 on the 38 person Ohio At-Large Udall Slate, which assured his election if Udall received 15% of the statewide vote. The second honor for Brother Williams was his election to the Board of the National Association of Regional
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Brother ROBERT 0 . WRIGHT was elected National President of the PreAlumni Council of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) at that group's 30th Annual Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida. A sophomore political science major at Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia, Brother Wright currently serves as Vice President of Alpha Phi Chapter. Brother Wright cites the influence of several Alphas, including General President Walter Washington and Comptroller Charles Teamer, who attended the convention and inspired him to strive and attain this important position. He will serve until the next UNCF convention in February, 1977, at which time he will be eligible for re-election.
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Alpha AtWefeA Brother ROBERT L. HARRIS (Moo Duk Kwan Harris) is one of the foremost practictioners of the art of karate in the United States. The Hamilton, Ohio native has won over one hundred and sixty karate championships and recently became only the second Black man in history to become the #1 Karate Champion in the U.S. Brother Harris, whose tournament career began in 1971, was rated #4 in the nation in 1975 by the United States Karate Association and among the Top Fifty Karate Players in the world by Professional Karate Magazine. In 1976, he became the #1 National Tournament Champion of the United States Karate Association. A third degree black belt, he is head instructor of the Moo Duk Kwan Karate Temple and chief instructor of the affiliated schools of the Moo Duk Kwan Karate Temple Association. According to Brother Harris, proficiency in karate is determined by how well each individual works to develop his potential to the fullest possible extent. He states "I try to do my best in everything I do. I believe that being persistent with hard work will bring my inner visions into reality." Unfortunately, prejudice is still found in professional karate circles and Brother Harris' success can in large measure be attributed to the persistence that he mentions. This summer, Brother Harris was elected Regional Director of Operations of professional karate in Ohio by the Moo Duk Kwan Temple Association. One of the founders of the National Black Belt Karate Association, Brother Harris was also named to the local YMCA Board of Management and Board of Trustees. These and other honors for Brother Harris, including the June 20, 1976 proclamation by Hamilton Mayor Frank Witt citing "Moo Kuk Kwan Harris Day" in that city, stem in large measure The Sphinx / October 1976
from his many civic and community projects. He personally coordinates numerous fund-raising activities in order to allow more young people to participate in karate; co-sponsors a citywide boxing championship; manages a local vocal group; and often volunteers his services as a karate instructor. In addition, Harris is the innovator of a
special "Work Study Program" of the Moo Duk Kwan Association. Through this program ranking belts (those qualified to teach) are set up with classes, with the monies received through this effort applied toward the tuition of these young instructors. The association pays any money not generated through the classes and , presently, two students at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio are receiving financial aid through this project. Brother Harris is also the first Black in the area to venture into promoting karate tournaments and serves as the producer of the Midwest Karate Olympics Championships and the annual Karate Expo. Members of his chapter, Delta Upsilon at Miami U, and indeed all Alphas can be extremely proud of this versatile and creative Alpha Life Member. Brother Robert Harris . . . an outstanding Alpha Athlete!
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EAST trenton st. college The Brothers of lota lota Chapter, Trenton State College (New Jersey) would like to extend greetings to all brothers in Alpha and let you know "what's happening" with us. This past year two of our brothers, Bradford Spencer and Wilbert Campfield, were selected for inclusion in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Chapter members are involved in a number of other campus activities, notably Utimme Umana, the Black student newspaper. Brothers servicing on this organ are Burgess Harrison, Editor; Richard M a r c u s , Business Manager; Bruce Brown, Campus News Editor; Alonzo Stephens, Photo Editor; Jose Rodrequiz, Latin Editor; and, Otha Miller, Sports Editor. At TSC's Annual Awards Ceremony the chapter presented Felecia Bethia with a $ 1 0 0 scholarship. Also, our past president, Lynn Worthy, and newly initiated Brother Warren Lackland participated in a tutoring program at a nearby day care center. We would like to especially congratulate Brother Lackland, "The Only One", on his initiation on April 13, 1976. Of course, Alpha is always first and lota lota upheld that great standing by taking First Place in the spring Greek Show. Finally, lota lota would like to recognize a former member and Founder of lota lota, Brother Brad Spencer, who graduated rom TSC with a 3.75 G.P.A. (4.0 scale). Brother Spencer is a former chapter president and is now employed by Johnson & Johnson of Chicago. Best wishes, Brother Brad! •Burgess
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tended a Salute to Black Women - the theme for the chapter's first annual Black and Gold Ball and Banquet. The affair was held on Friday evening, April 2nd at Chatam Center. This date appropriately coincided with the chartering of Omicron Chapter at the University of Pittsburgh in 1913. Black women have shown through the course of history that they possess a sensitivity, strength and intelligence which is unparalleled. Throughout time they have been flexible enough to
endure difficult situations and always retain the beauty which is their's alone. This flexibility can be seen in the everchanging status and placement of Black women in today's society. Seven fields were chosen and seven deserving representatives were selected. Selected not on the basis that they happen to be associated with that field but by their attempting to and achieving goals advantageous to the existence of Blacks in Pittsburgh. Recognition was given in the form of a short biography and a plaque presented during the banquet portion, which was attended by brothers from Xi Chapter (Wilberforce U-Ohio) and Alpha Rho Chapter (Morehouse College - Atlanta, Georgia), along with representatives from Pitt's Black Greek Body and others. Recipients were Yvonne Forston (Communications; Special Report Analyst for Channel 2, a CBS affiliate); Minona J. Clinton (Labor); Shirley J. Camp (Community Affiars); Alma Fox (Government); Hazel Garland (Publishing); Dr. Selma Burke (Arts and Sciences); and, Dr. Barbara Hayden (Education). Each addressed the filled banquet room. Also during the banquet portion: appropriations were made for the awarding of a $1,000 scholarship, the recipient being an incoming Black freshman, exhibiting need and merit, attending Pitt in the fall of ' 7 6 ; Brother Marion Saunders of Philadelphia was named Brother of the Year; Congratulations were bestowed on Brother Kevin Cooper upon his election as President of the Black Action Society (BAS); Plaudits were extended to Omicron Chapter for winning its f o u r t h c o n s e c u t i v e IFC I n t r a m u r a l Basketball championship; and, the recognition of three potential brothers,
u. of Pittsburgh,carnegiemellon & duquesne univ. Pittsburgh's Omicron Chapter (U of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon and Duquesne Universities), in striving "Onward and upward toward the light", ex44
O m i c r o n : With chapter's honoree, Brother Maynard Jackson, are (left photo - / to r) Brothers J. Brown, L. Rivers, Mayor Jackson and K. Cooper. (Right photo -/ to r) Brothers S. Vincent, L Elcock, and M. Mathas collect for scholarship drive The Sphinx / October 1976
raising the chapter's total membership to 57, including Graduate Advisor Ozel Brazil. The banquet ended with all brothers joining to sing the Alpha Hymn. The Ball portion began as Omicron brothers, in a synchronized manner, "broke it down" while being introduced to the Ball crowd. Continuing with its theme, Omicron's Sweetheart Court was presented and Ms. Joann Jackson, a graduating senior at Pitt and a sister of Alpha Kappa Alpha, was crowned the Black and Gold Queen. Over all, it was a prestigous and historic moment for Omicron . . . as we try to, and must, push on! -Solomon Vincent
howard univ. Beta Chapter, the chapter which historically introduced the first step in Alpha expansion, reports the news of its recent "New Birth." 1976 became the year of the "Beta Boom" here at Howard University. The rarity of this prolific occurence was last witnessed back in the "stick and stone" age of the 1968 protests when the (now famous) "Late Great Centennial 28" suddenly materialized under the regal light of the Black and Gold. In the years that followed the 28, there was a decline in Beta's attendance and the number of brothers constituting the chapter became disproportinate to the amount of work desired and the amount of work completed. Alpha awareness continued in detailed instruction to those few who directed themselves toward the light. Exposure to the rays of A Phi A inflicted the awareness of a new approach, and in the spring of 1976 the spirit of Black and Gold intensified. At the end of a decisive journey, twenty-one newly initiated brothers received the long quested for oath of honor, passed down to the world by the sacred Seven Founders of the fraternal bond. In a speech delivered by Brother Jesse Anthony Henry, past historian, at an April meeting in Carver Hall's lectureroom, concern was voiced as to the importance of an assertive and cooperative executive council in dealing with Beta's schedule of community and social projects. The power of the vote was set in action. The results of that sessions are as follows: Rudy Clyde McCullum, President; Eddie Mason III, Vice President; Jay Jones, Treasurer; Leon Holley, Corresponding Secretary; Derrick Hobson, Recording Secretary; Jesse Nelson, Sergeant-at-Arms; Lewis BarThe Sphinx / October 1976
nes, Dean of Pledges; Keith Lashley, Historian; and, Merrill Smith, Editor-tothe-Sphinx. In session, this council will govern a body of brothers totalling forty-eight. In closing we leave you with an invitation spotlighting our soon to be unveiled "Monument in Stone", coming in 1977. -Merrill Smith
u. of Pennsylvania As the United States celebrates its 200th birthday, Psi Chapter moves into its 57th year of dedicated service. Here in the heart of the Bicentennial celebration, "The City of Brotherly Love," we are truly trying to emanate the concept of "brotherly love." Psi Chapter has reached yet another campus within the city. We have gotten back to our roots by taking over brothers from the University of Pennsylvania within the past year. Just as when Psi was founded on Penn's campus back in 1920, the campus residents can again be exposed to the #1 Fraternity. Also, we have expanded to the LaSalle College campus and fortified membership and spirit on other campuses. Psi now encompasses four campuses: Temple, LaSalle, St. Joseph's, and the University of Pennsylvania. We are hoping to expand further in the fall. Psi Chapter has a membership of twenty brothers and our officers are as follows: Jerry Godfrey, President; Frederick D. Benton, Jr., Vice President; Samuel Barham, Corresponding Secretary; Ebenezer Welsh, Recording Secretary; Anthony Powell, Treasurer; Michael Lewis, Dean of Pledges; and, Anthony B. Benton, Editor-to-the-Sphinx. As the fall semester begins, we plan to busy ourselves with a moderately sized line. We will also continue our community projects. In an attempt to gear the interests of high school students toward college, we will hold orientation for the potential students at local colleges, as we have in the past. As academics is always stressed at Psi Chapter we will also hold our annual rummage sale to replenish our scholarship fund. In this effort community residents and businesses are asked to donate items which will eventually benefit students from the community. To commemorate the founding of Psi Chapter we honor our pioneering brothers at our annual Founder's Day banquet, held in March. This affair also serves to reunite the brethren who
have not been in contact with the chapter and to rededicate the brethren to the spirit of fraternalism. During the school year we will collaborate with the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in various social activities. Always remaining true to the spirit of brotherhood, as we are: "Bathing in the light, Beaming from the sky, Growing toward the light, We are the Mighty Psi." Anthony B. Benton
Washington d.c. Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter will celebrate its Silver Anniversary in May and chapter president, Brother Daniel Anderson, has hopes that this will be a banner year for the chapter. OLA was chartered as Alpha's first intermediate chapter and although it is now an alumni chapter, it has remained for its 25 year history a haven for brothers in graduate and professional schools in the Washington, DC area, as well as for those beginning their professional careers. 30% of the chapter membership journeyed to New York City this summer to participate in our 70th Anniversary Convention and while there, combined national business with planning sessions for the chapter activities for the coming year. One of the highlights of the year is OLA's Annual Scholarship Cabaret. Under the leadership of Brother Albert Coleman, OLA President for 1975-76, proceeds from the successful 1976 cabaret went to the United Negro College Fund. The 1977 recipient has not yet been determined. Other programs for the coming year include the chapter's Annual Christmas Toys for Children campaign and its Income Tax Clinic, a service rendered free of charge to indigent residents of the community. Tom Reliford
new york Rho Lambda Chapter of Buffalo, New York is proud to share with the brothers in Alphadom some of the noteworthy events which took place during the past year. The chapter was established in 1925. We were host to the 1956 Golden Anniversary Convention. While the chapter has been financially active since its inception, we have also sent delegates to numerous Regional and National Conventions. Furthermore, our chapter believes in family "together45
At Rho Lambda Spring Formal: (Standing â€˘ I to r) Brothers R. W. Holland; B. Austin; W. T. Williams; A. Burns; E. S. Richards, Sr.; F. S. Brown; W. H. Council; B. F. Bullock; R. C. Penn; L G. Green; C. F. D. Banks; C. Wilson; H. A. McNeal; B. F. Murphy. (Seated -Itor) Brothers R. T. Lee; W. B. Holland, Sr.; V. Reid; G. W. Nicholas; R. D. Edwards.
ness" in that we have as active members of Rho Lambda: Walter B. Holland, Sr. and Jr.; Brothers S. Calvin Johnson and Leonard C. Johnson (Omega Chapter); and, Eugene S. Richards, Sr. and Jr. Almost one-third of the chapter membership consists of either Fully Paid or Subscribing Life Members. On May 8th, the chapter held its Spring Formal at the Parkway Ramada Inn. At this time Rho Lambda honored Brother Eugene S. Richards, Sr. with a 25-year plaque for devoted and meritorious service to the fraternity. Brother Richard B. Allen served as Dance Chairman and Brother Dr. Benjamin F. Bullock, Jr. is President of Rho Lambda. During the summer months Rho Lambda sponsored the following events: a boat ride down the Niagara River; the Alpha Wives picnic; and, our Annual Day-At-The-Races at Ft. Erie Race Track. Bert rand S. Austin
IDdfyldnd Kappa Kappa Lambda Chapter of Baltimore, Maryland is just two years old and striving to fulfill the challenge of manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind. We now have seven Life Members, Brothers Carl E. Bell, E. Gaines Lansey, Jr., Samuel B. Little, Richard Mitchell, Blaine White, Andrew Williams, and Richard Smith. Our goal is to double this number during our next two years. Brother Samuel Yette was the guest speaker for our annual Smoker held March 2 1 , 1976. This year the Smoker was co-sponsored by Kappa Kappa Lambda and Beta Alpha Chapter at Morgan State University. Brother Yette inspired us with his words of wisdom and encouraged us to overcome a "Minoritorium" view of self. He also challenged us to make no more excuses for failures but instead to chan-
Brother Eugene S. Richards (center) was honored with a 25-year plaque from Rho Lambda. He is flanked (I to r) by Brothers Dr. Frank H. Brown, past chapter president, and Dr. Walter B. Holland, Sr.
nel our energies into succeeding in whatever we set out to accomplish in life. Our initial effort to establish a viable Scholarship Fund was begun this year. A successful raffle was held in May and other fund raising activities are planned to add to our Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Committee is optimistic that a substantial scholarship will be awarded annually to some deserving student. Kappa Kappa Lambda Brothers have participated in supporting many Baltimore community organizations. We have participated in a weekend tutorial project for inner-city children which was co-sponsored by the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. An annual donation to Mrs. Santa Claus of the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper is our way of giving at Christmas. We also look forward to sponsoring Kappa Kappa Lambda Brothers in the local March of Dimes twenty-five mile Walk-A-Thon. The proceeds from this venture will help fight birth defects. The newly elected officers of Kappa Kappa Lambda Chapter are: Richard Smith, President; Carl E. Bell, Vice President; Vaughn White, Recording Secretary; Jessie Waker, Corresponding Secretary; Edward Streeter, Dean of Pledgees; Samuel B. Little, Treasurer; Louis Myers, Historian; and, Vincent L. Whitmore, Parliamentarian. Carl Bell
maryland The Brothers of lota Alpha Lambda Chapter in Aberdeen, Maryland are proud to report that the activities planned for the latter half of the 1975-76 fraternal year were successfully implemented. For their Valentine Affair, the brothers took their wives and sweethearts to the Garland Dinner Theater in Columbia, Maryland. The food was delicious and the play - a light comedy - was throughly enjoyable. The Annual Spring Formal, a dinner-dance, was held on May 8th in Aberdeen. Featuring good food, good music, and good times, this event is one of the major sources of revenue for the chapter. In April, an "Alpha Round-Up" was held in an effort to reclaim inactive brothers. A high degree of interest was generated and a number of the inactive brothers present pledged to affiliate with the chapter in 1976-77. The lasting results of this venture will soon become evident. The Sphinx / October 1976
On Sunday, May 16th, lota Alpha Lambda was proud to join a number of local organizations by participating in a Sickle Cell Anemia Walk-a-Thon. This idea was conceived by the members of Black Youth in Action, an organization of Black youth in the Harford and Cecil counties of Maryland. The adult sponsors of this group mobilized support from a number of Black groups educational, fraternal, civic, social, and governmental (including the military from the Aberdeen Proving Ground and numerous county and city officials) to make the march a reality. This event, believed to be the first march in the U.S. in support of sickle cell research, saw hundreds of persons participating in the twenty-five mile trek under the sponsorship of individuals and organizations who contributed given sums for each mile walked. lota Alpha Lambda, assisted by the Alpha Wives, manned one of the rest stations along the route, providing water, rest rooms, and fruit to the marchers. Some Alpha brothers worked the entire period of the Walk-a-Thon (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) providing transportation for marchers who "fell by the wayside" and did not complete the march. Sons and daughters of the brothers were among the marchers and one "durable" Alpha wife walked the full twenty-five mile distance. We are especially pleased to report this activity, for it is believed to be a "first." We hope the resultant publicity will encourage others to stage such an event. Certainly the young members of Black Youth In Action fulfilled the prophecy that "a little child shall lead them." The year's activities were closed on Sunday, August 1st, when forty-five boys, aged 10-14, were taken to Baltimore to see a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers, with five brothers serving as chaperones. Our chapter has for a number of years participated in this project in which boys and girls sponsored by various organizations are admitted to the games free of charge. This program, known as "Operation Birdland," is sponsored by the Bureau of Recreation in the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.
Solomon Jenkins, III and Jocular Ford, members of the Beta Pi Lambda Sphinx Club, chose as their pledge project a theme which underscores one of the basic principles of Alpha Phi Alpha scholarship. As their project, the line brothers developed (for a group of local secondary school students) a career advisory seminar on the recently developed profession "Bio-Medical Engineering." Jenkins and Ford, electrical engineer and medical physician respectively, felt that their individual expertise could best be utilized in discussing an interdisciplinary subject such as this. The seminar was held at the Department of Physiology, Albany Medical Research Center, Albany, New York. The format included a discussion on the field of Bio-Medical Engineering, describing career opportunities and educational requirements. Following the seminar there was a tour of the Medical Center's Physiology labs. In the labs new sophisticated diagnostic instrumentation was shown to the students. Their attention was drawn to the fact that the advance of our state of knowledge in instrumentation technology has now made it possible to obtain more detailed information about the human body than ever before. Though at the same time, it has been pointed out, the proliferation of our hospitals with such sophisticated equipment has taxed the physicians' mental ability to keep pace with both medical and advanced diagnostic tools. It was explained to the students that there is now a great need for persons who have training in both engineering and medicine and that the services of such a person could be utilized in
medical research (e. g. in studies of the pulmonary circulatory system, respiratory system, heart pump, renal system, etc.), and in the design/development and operation of instrumentation, and in the administration of internal medicine (e.g. nuclear radiation treatment). An extension of the pledge project has been the development of a chapter program which would focus on providing information concerning interdisciplinary career fields. The broad cross section of expertise in the Beta Pi Lambda Chapter would provide our Black students with relevant career planning information in many fields (i.e., law, medicine, business, engineering). The kind of ongoing project we perceive would provide promising students with an in-depth overview of various professions, and with information on how to prepare early for the career paths. Brothers working in these professions would serve as role models and resource personnel.
Connecticut Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Hartford, Connecticut is off to another successful fraternity year under the dynamic leadership of its officers. The officers for the 1976-77 fraternal year are: R. Lee Scott, President; Leon Faniel, Wee President; Leslie B. Moseley, Recording Secretary; Thomas D. Harris, IV, Corresponding Secretary; Frank T. Simpson, Jr., Financial Secretary; Daniel B. Crosby, Treasurer; James Peters, Historian; Peter Moore, Parliamentarian and Sergeant-at-Arms; Cyril Burkes, Chaplain; Thurmond Rountree, Dean of
new york Beta Pi Lambda Chapter (Albany, New York) is proud to take this opportunity to report the outstanding activities of its pledge club. Line Brothers The Sphinx / October 1976
Beta Pi Lambda Sphinxmen conduct career advisory seminar on "Bio-Medical Engineering. " 47
Pledges; Edward E. Mitchell, Associate Editor-to-the-Sphinx; and, George P. Thomas, Director of Educational Activities. With these very capable men serving Beta Sigma Lambda, the year is bound to be successful. Beta Sigma Lambda was proud to award substantial scholarships to four students to assist them with the rising costs of higher education. Three of the students are graduates of each of the three high schools in Hartford, Connecticut. The fourth recipient is beginning his third year as a pre-medical student at the University of Bridgeport (CT). Edward E. Mitchell
Theodore E. Taylor. An Alpha man for 34 years, Ted Taylor is now a general engineer for the Naval Service Weapons Center in White Oaks, Maryland. Other officers elected for 1976-77 are: John Roper, Vice President; Ellison Peppers, Recording Secretary; Theodore Patterson, Corresponding Secretary; C. C. House, Financial Secretary; Dr. George W. Young, Treasurer; Rev. William Treadwell, Chaplain; Maryland Kemp, Sergeant-at-Arms; and, J. Leon Langhorne, Editor-to-the-Sphinx. Definite steps are being taken to keep the chapter in its present positive
The Henry A. Callis Scholarship Fund has been revitalized and restructured. The new board of directors, headed by J. W. Haywood, Jr., thought through their problems and made decisions and plans for constructive action in the near future. Other board members are: Melvin DeBruhl, Vice President; Stanley Bridges, Secretary; Marion Thorpe, Treasurer; Elmer Geathers and G. Frederick Stanton. A full tuition scholarship of $1,850, awarded by our directors and administered by the Vice President for Development and University Relations, will be given to a Howard University student for use during the current academic year. In order to replenish the depleted coffers of the Fund, preliminary talks have been held with the local Alpha Wives' president, Mrs. Velma Simpson, and with our peerless chapter social committee chairmen, Brothers Eason and McClellan. Under the wise leadership of Brother Frank H. Alston, Jr. and his new members committee, including Co-chairman Stanley Bridges, Lee Tyler, Edward Yearwood, and Wayland McClellan, five new brothers were carried over the burning sands and initiated into the chapter in June. They are: Melvin H. DeBruhl, Jr., C. Frederick Johnson, Rev. Henry T. Simmons, Ernest L Smith, and Dr. Beta Sigma Lambda Brothers pose with chapter scholarship recipients. (L to R) BrotherKelsey A. Jones. We now have about Daniel Crosby, Leonardo Colon, Setoria Jackson, Brother Martin Brookins, Martin eighty financial brothers. Bentivengo, Isaac Bartley, and Brother George P. Thomas. Mu Lambda men who attended the outstanding Seventieth Anniversary position. Convention (New York) included The brothers went away muttering The program of Mu Lambda Chapter, Delegates Julius Brice, Theodore for days afterward about a fine spring (Washington, DC) is running well and on Taylor, John Roper, C. C. House, chapter social affair given at the target in building up our activities and Joseph N. Brooks, Ellison Peppers, Shoreham Hotel Blue Room on May 1. membership lists. We have enjoyed two Elmore Moore; Alternate William H. This pleasurable and profitable venture years of successful leadership under Smith; Past General Presidents B. V. had plenty of oomph, glamour, and Charles Walker Thomas, who has Lawson and Charles H. Wesley; and know how, including a lively floor show worked very effectively with the Brothers Louis Russell, Frankie Dee, and dinner dance. It was supervised, as brothers in groups and individually. Dr. usual, by two liong time Mu Lambda Joe Poteat, Dr. George Young, Edward Thomas is presently a Howard UniverYearwood, Walter Booker, and J. Leon brothers, John Eason and Wayland Mcsity English professor, after having serLanghorne. Brother Russell, who was Clellan. Brother Eason is now Executive ved for many years as Dean of Students initiated in Beta Chapter in 1911, a Assistant to the Director of the Inat D.C. Teachers College. An Oberlin retired D. C. high school teacher, enternational Program of the American College Phi Beta Kappa, he won his joyed renewing old ties with friends. Public Health Association, after retiring Ph.D. in English at Harvard University in Some of the brothers were so full of the as a captain in the U. S. Public Health 1955. Our out going chapter president Alpha spirit that they went to Africa to Service. McClellan is general counsel has been an active and progressive continue their convention activities and of the Foreign Claims Settlement ComAlpha man since his initiation in Beta to look, possibly, into their genealogical mission. Delta Chapter in 1934. Dr. Thomas has heritage. Recently deceased former members also been a guiding spirit in numerous J. Leon Langhorne of Mu Lambda are: Dr. Henry S. Robinnational civic activities. For the past son, Jr., a one-time D.C. City Countwelve years he has been Secretarycilman and an orthopedic specialist; Dr. Treasurer of the Association for the John Lawlah, formerly Dean of the Study of Afro-American Life and Howard University Medical School; Rho and Zeta Omicron Lambda History. and, Dr. Claude Cowan, a well-known Chapters, the Philadelphia alumni chapThe new chapter president is Brother optometrist. ters, held their annual awards presen-
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tation in memory of our late Brother Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, June 27, 1976, at 3:00 P.M. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Germantown. Selected by the staff members of their respective schools, each awardee was chosen on the basis of academic excellence, high moral character, demonstrated leadership, and school and/or community involvement. The twenty-six recipients from middle and junior high schools each received a $25 U.S. Savings Bond, and the six graduated senior high school awardees were presented $100 each. Each awardee also received a certificate in memory of our last Brother Dr. King. This event marked the first time in the history of Alpha in Philadelphia that the two alumni chapters have worked together on a project rather than an Alpha convention. In past years Rho and Zeta Omicron Lambda gave separate awards programs in the schools of the city. This waste of worthwhile effort came to a halt when Brother Bennie G. McMorris and Brother Lloyd R. Westfield were elected to chair the Education Committees of their respective chapters. When this dynamic duo presented the idea to their chapters, it was well received. Both chapters funded the scholarship program. Bennie G. McMorris of Zeta Omicron Lambda and Lloyd R. Westfield of Rho Chapter were joint committee chairmen for the program which attracted more than 350 Alphas, their wives, parents of the honorees, and friends. Thomas Watkins of Rho Chapter, Director of Non-Instructional Personnel for the Philadelphia School District, was the keynote speaker and his thoughtprovoking and timely remarks were on the theme "Social Responsibility." Bennie G. McMorris
MIDWEST univ. of missouri southern Illinois univ. The Brothers of Beta Eta Chapter, Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), would like to present a brief history of our Miss Black Eboness Pageant, an outstanding campus event. The Miss Eboness Pageant is a function founded and originated by the brothers of Beta Eta in 1972. This year's pageant will be our 5th annual and the event is held each year concurrent with SlU's homecoming activities. Last year's pageant had an attendance of approximately 900 persons and 200 brothers and Angels. We are expecting an attendance of 1,500 persons at this year's event, to be held on Saturday, October 23, 1976. Our current Miss Eboness, who will relinquish her crown and banner on that date, is Ms. Archeta Blaine. We are proud to note that she has received a great deal of recognition because of the talent she displayed in the '75 pageant. Beta Eta received a Service Award for its 1975 Miss Eboness Pageant, of which we are extremely proud, and we would like to encourage everyone to attend the 1976 program. Many SIU officials attend the pageant each year. One of our regular guest speakers is Brother Harney Welch, Dean of Student Life, who is the first and only Black dean at SIU. This years Masters of Ceremonies will be Brothers George D. Jones, Assistant Advisor of Student Life, and Charles Johnson, Social Chairman. Make Plans To Attend! -Sfeve Richards
For Epsilon Psi, the highlights of the conclusion of the Spring 76 semester were miscolored by the entrance of Gary Thurman, an outstanding alumni brother, into Omega Chapter. Brother Thurman, who died in February, was the first member of Epsilon Psi to enter Omega. On March 19 & 20, the Midwestern Regional Convention was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Epsilon Psi was well represented by the number of brothers in attendance, including the alumni turnout. Participation in the events of the convention was total and sincere. We received first place in the display competition and bedazzled everyone with a fine performance to receive first place in the songfest. Much was learned through the attendance of business sessions. We left Indianapolis thoroughly enlightened. April 27 marked our chapter's 11th anniversary and it was celebrated with due respect and pomp. We also added a new member to our family of brotherhood, Dewey Pruitt. We now prepare ourselves for what we hope will be another successful year. -Thaddeus Williams
Gamma Beta Lambda Chapter, Frankfort, Kentucky, is moving onward and upward. Chapter officers for the 1975-76 fraternal year were: Gus T. Ridgel, President; William Bearden, Vice President; Larry Yarborough, Secretary; Donald Lyons, Assistant Secretary; Arnold Wright, Treasurer; Harry Baker, Chaplain; and, Warren C. Swindell, Editor-to-the-Sphinx. Brother Bearden was elected to fill the office of Vice President after the position was vacated by Brother Hubert Grimes, who accepted a position in Atlanta, Georgia as a member of Brother Dr. Johnny Ray Hill's staff at the Office for the Advancement of Public Negro Colleges. Because Brother Grimes is a dedicated Alpha and a conscientious man of service, our chapter regrets losing him to Atlanta. Brothers of Gamma Beta Lambda are active in key leadership and service positions both on the campus of Kentucky State University and in the FrankRho and Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapters held joint scholarship programs in June. fort community. Brother Booker T. Brother Thomas Watkins (right photo) was guest speaker and Brothers B. G. McMorris, C. Keels, W. Ross, Jr., and L Westfield pose following the event. Holmes, M.D., the only Black medical
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doctor in the Frankfort area, serves as a member of the Kentucky State Board of Medical Licensure; member, Utilization Review Committee, Medco Center; Life Fellow, Hypnosis Foundation, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; Medical Consultant, Educational Research Review Committee of Kentucky State University; and as Trustee, Kentucky State University Foundation, Inc. Among the honors he has received are: Kentucky Colonel, Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Distinguished Citizen Award, Kentucky State University. Life Memberships are held in Alpha Phi Alpha (L-64); American Association for the Advancement of Science; and the NAACP. Brother A. Russell Brooks, Retired Chairman of the English Department, Kentucky State University (1960-72), is the author of a book, James Boswell, which was published in 1971 by Twayne Publishers, Inc. (New York), as a part of Twayne's English Authors Series. He is contributor to a book of essays on James Baldwin which is scheduled to be published this year by the Howard University Press. The author of a number of articles and reviews in professional journalism, he served under two Governors (Breathitt and Nunn) as a member of the Kentucky Arts Commission and worked a number of years as Chairman of the Research and Awards Committee of the College Language Association. Brother Brooks served twice as a member of the National Screening Committee for applications to study abroad under the federally sponsored Fulbright-Hays Grants for Foreign Study. He is currently very active in the citizen's lobby, "Common Cause." In March of 1976, he appeared to read a paper (on career-related College English in a computer culture) at the Philadelphia convention of the Conference of College Communication and Composition, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English. Brother James V. Oliver, last fall was appointed Head Basketball Coach of the Kentucky State University THOROBREDS. Throughout the season, his team was consistently rated among the Top Ten teams in all smallcollege division polls. In spite of a few disappointing games near the end of the season, KSU is confident that Brother Oliver has the basketball knowledge necessary for bringing Frankfort additional national championships.
Brother Donald Lyons recently accepted a position at Kentucky State as Director of Libraries. Gamma Beta Lambda welcomes to the fold Brother Lyons, Brother Yarborough, and neophyte Brother Fred Williams. Three brothers, as of December 1975, became Life Members, they are: Henry Scurry, Warren Swindell, and Harold Toliver. Chapter activities include support of delegates to the Regional and National conventions; a Fall Dance (the only free dance given by a Black graduate fraternal organization in Central Kentucky); home basketball game social hours for brothers, their wives, sweethearts and guests; support of civic and community projects; scholarship awards; and a smoker for Beta Mu, the local undergraduate chapter (KSU). The future appears bright for Gamma Beta Lambda. Warren C. Swindell
Illinois The chartering of Mu Mu Lambda Chapter in Glen Ellyn, Illinois marked the expansion of Alpha Phi Alpha to the western suburbs of Chicago. The new chapter's spring installation ceremony was held at Sharko's Restaurant in Villa Park, Illinois. Charter members of the new chapter, which draws members from a number of communities in the area, are: Mickey Brown (Glen Ellyn); Melvin Copeland (Schaumburg); Charles Dickerson (Glen Ellyn); Ronald Dunlap (Maywood); Howard Falls (Downers Grove); Melvin Funchess (Maywood); Ernest Gibson (Glen Ellyn); Dr. Gerald Hardee (Maywood); Willie Haywood; James Ivory (Maywood); Manuel Jackson (Maywood); Floyd Johnson (Glendale Heights); Clarence Lewis (Broadview); Theodus Lockhart
(Westmont); Lawrence McCall (Maywood); Dr. Clarence McNair (Chicago); Vaughn Phillips (Wheaton); Henry Ray (Villa Park); Rufus Stephens (Bollingbrook); James Strickland (Oak Park); Arthur Thompson (Wheaton); Billie Trotter (Wheaton); Kenneth Watkins (Wheaton); Willie Watson (Maywood); and, Robert Wells (Maywood). Chapter members and guests enjoyed a program emceed by Brother Dr. Gerald Hardee. The guest speaker for the event was Midwestern Vice President Dr. Thomas D. Pawley, III and the charter was presented by Executive Secretary William H. Walker. Remarks were made by Brothers Michael J. Price, Assistant Executive Secretary and Editor-in-Chief, The Sphinx; James B. Blanton, Assistant Executive Secretary; and, Ronald McBride, Northern Illinois State Director. Brother Pawley challenged the new chapter to look at the relevance of fraternities in today's technological society. He urged the chapter to make its impact through the service to the community. In accepting the charter, the newly installed President of Mu Mu Lambda, Brother Ernest Gibson, accepted the challenge and committed the chapter to apply its efforts to the social issues of the western suburbs.
missouri Epsilon Lambda Chapter held its 20th Annual Mother's Day Program on May 9th at Holy Rosary Church in St. Louis. Honored as Mother of the Year was Mrs. Winola Doggett, mother of Brother John N. Doggett. The Alpha program was a part of the regular eleven o'clock mass, but included the singing of the Alpha Hymn, introduction of former Mothers of the Year, and the serenading of Mrs. Doggett by Brother Joseph Roberts. Mrs. Doggett was
Charter Members of Mu Mu Lambda: (Standing - I to r) F. Johnson; Dr. C. McNair; B. Trotter; E. Gibson; Dr. G. Hardee; M. Jackson; T. Lockhard; K. Watkins. (Sitting -1 to r) H. Falls; W. Watson; M. Brown; J. Ivory; C. Lewis; A. Thompson.
honored for having served as a housemother for Alpha men from all over the United States and the world. The chapter is proud of two outstanding St. Louis Alphas for their recent accomplishments: Brother John N. Doggett was appointed District Superintendent of the North District of the East Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church, and Brother Frank C. Cummings was elected a bishop of the AME Church (additional information in Alphas On The Move). Brother Ralph Wardlow retired from the St. Louis Public School System after long years of distinguished service. He was principal of Vashon High School, the second oldest high school west of the Mississippi River. Congratulations to Brother Wardlow for a job well done. The following men have been elected to serve their chapter and Alpha: Nathaniel Shipp, President; Reginald Foster, Vice President; Sidney Reedy, Jr., Recording Secretary; John Pope, Corresponding Secretary^ Joseph L. Grimes, Financial Secretary; Arthur Visor, Treasurer; Milton W. Powell, Editor-to-the-Sphinx; Rev. Melvin Smotherson, Chaplain; Warren J. Brunson, Dean of Pledges; Larry Goodwin, Sergeant-at-Arms; Louis McKinnie, Parliamentarian; Albert Cummings, Director of Education; Shelby Freeman, Historian; and Brothers O. V. Green, James A. Scott, and L Simington Curtis, Honorary Historians. -Milton W. Powell
michigan lota Phi Lambda Chapter in Muskegon Heights, Michigan had its Fourth Annual Black and Gold Scholarship Ball on May 29, 1976 at the L C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan. This affair serves a dual purpose - to increase our scholarship fund and to provide an evening of gala entertainment for all. It was the most outstanding social occasion of the year. The brothers of the chapter compiled an " a d " booklet with support from the local community and businessmen. The ad booklet was used as a vehicle to supplement our scholarship fund. The brothers continue to select deserving persons from local schools as scholarship recipients. The 1976 recipients were: Miss Phyllis Loudermill, Mr. Mark Langston, and Mr. Harold Sharp. We wish these individuals the best success in completing their postThe Sphinx / October 1976
Brothers of lota Phi Lambda: (Front â€˘ I to r) A. Davis; M. L Brown; J. Lindsey, Jr.; W. Fox; D. Anderson. (Back -I tor) E. Home; J. N. Ward; A. Wilkins; T. Johnson; T. Jones. secondary education. Other events of the year included a reclamation smoker, Christmas party, and a Sweetheart Dinner for our wives and guests. The brothers of lota Phi Lambda also sponsored a Cub Scout Pack, supported civic organizations and gave contributions to community projects. The officers of lota Phi Lambda are: Dr. Tommy L. Jones, President; Alexander Davis, Vice President; John Lindsey, Secretary; Edward H o m e , Treasurer; Morse L. Brown, Dean of Pledges; Joseph Ward, Historian and Director of Educational Activities; and, Thomas Johnson, Parliamentarian. Tommy L. Jones
kentucky Alpha Brothers in Paducah, Kentucky have pledged continuous financial support for a schholarship fund which will provide two $ 2 5 0 awards each year to an incoming freshman at Murray State University. To be known as the Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarships, the awards will be supported by the pledge of $ 2 5 0 annually by the fraternity members and a matching amount from the university. The first scholarships will be awarded for the 1977 - 78 school year.
Brother Robert Deboe, an admissions counselor at Murray State and the coordinator of the effort to establish the scholarship, said guidelines specify that eligible students must be from high schools in the Jackson Purchase of Kentucky and must have at least a 3.0 of a possible 4.0 grade point average for seven semesters in high school. Alpha men who have pledged support for the scholarship include Brothers: Birdius W. Browne, Vice President of Draughon's Business College; Dr. Andrew Morton, orthodontist; T. G. Mundy, director of Mundy Funeral Home; Melvin W. Taylor, President of West Kentucky State Vocational-Technical School; and, Stanford Barnes, school coordinator of West Kentucky Vocational-Technical School. Brother Deboe said that the scholarship is part of the minority recruitment program supported by the $1.2 million grant to the university for the Advanced Institutional Development Program (AIDP). Although there is no alumni chapter of Alpha in Paducah or Murray (the site of MSU), this effort is an outstanding example of Alpha's leadership in community affairs. The Zeta Omicron Chapter of Alpha was established at Murray State in 1969.
Murray State U President Constantine W. Curris (center) accepts $250 check on behalf of Alpha brothers in Paducah, Kentucky. 51
SOUTH mercer univ. The Brothers of lota Eta Chapter at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia have been very busy striving to keep the name of Alpha Phi Alpha aloft. Since its chartering May 22 1974, lota Eta has pledged three lines and brought twenty-eight young men into the brotherhood. Two are now serving as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army and Navy, one is a sophomore at Michigan State University Medical School, and still others have entered the field of education. During the 1975-76 school term lota Eta initiated a type of Big Brother program with students at Unionville School. The brothers entertained the students with a Halloween Hop, presented Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to area families, and also gave a Valentine's Dance and an Easter Egg Roll for the students. The brothers also had a fund raising drive for the Heart Fund and contributed to the Cancer Drive, lota Eta has received the award for the highest percentage of blood contributed by an organization in the past three bloodmobiles. In keeping with General President Washington's request, the brothers have also contributed to the United Negro College Fund. The chapter also sponsored a tutorial program. The chapter has continuously strived to maintain academic excellence, lota Eta ranks third among the eleven fraternities in chapter GPA and first among the Black fraternities, lota Eta also boasts of having more brothers actively involved in other social, scholastic, and service organizations than any other
fraternity on campus. Socially the brothers held a coronation for the chapter sweetheart, Miss Black and Gold and the Alpha Court, in January that was witnessed by a capacity crowd. Miss Madge Sanders, a freshman biology major from St. Petersburg, Florida, was selected as Miss Black and Gold. Miss Kathy L. Bryant, a junior majoring in chemistry from Macon, was selected as the chapter sweetheart. Miss Bryant is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Both Miss Bryant and Miss Sanders were crowned by Miss Cheryle A. Johnson, who went on to become Miss Georgia Black and Gold 1975 and first runner-up for the Southern Regional title. Miss Johnson is actively involved with the Black Students Alliance Preschool Program and a charter member of lota Eta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Twenty beautiful and talented young ladies completed the Alpha Court as attendants to the queens. Following the coronation a Black and Gold Dance was held. The brothers have also held several dances during the school year which were immensely enjoyed by the Macon community. In May, the chapter celebrated its second anniversary with a banquet which was addressed by Brother Robert J. Williams, Sr., Deputy Superintendent of the Bibb County (GA) School System. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance. lota Eta was well represented at the State Convention in Columbus, where the chapter received second place honors for chapter display and Chapter of the Year. The chapter had equally fine representation at both the regional and national conventions.
lota Eta looks forward to an even brighter year during the 1976-77 school term. The brothers are constantly visiting chapters throughout the Southern Region and extend an invitation for brothers throughout the country to visit lota Eta. The officers for 1976-77 are: Carlton Jackson President; Richard S. Hutchings, Vice President; Orie C. Haggan, III, Secretary; Waldo E. Johnson, Jr. Corresponding-Financial Secretary; James A. Carr, Treasurer; James E. Dawson, Jr., Dean of Pledges; and, Carzell J. Morris, Associate Editor-to-theSphinx. The chapter advisors are Brother Samuel F. Hart, Director of Special Services and Project Upward Bound of Mercer, and Brother Jackson B. Sheftall, Jr., President of Epsilon Beta Lambda, the local alumni chapter.
Officers of Kappa Eta: Reginald Banks (S), Micheal Cox (VP), and Robert Somerville (P).
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The Kappa Eta Chapter at Memphis State University (Tennessee), striving to achieve excellence in the community as well as in the academic field, has several items on the fall agenda that will benefit the Black community. On tap will be the christening of a Big Brother program in conjunction with the Boys' Club of Memphis, as well as an annual scholarship to a deserving person. With such fall activities scheduled, we anticipate that the influence of Alpha will reach more of the people in the community. Campus activities include a Smoker, held on September 30th. Elections were recently held and the officers of Kappa Eta are as follows: Somerville, President; Michael lota Eta: (Standing - foreground) A. Evans and A. J. Abrams. (Kneeling) L Johnson,Robert J. Cox, Wee President; Reginald Banks, Dawson, A. Sanders, N. Mason. (2nd row) D. Pryor, R. Hutchings, A. Evans, D. Jordan, Secretary; and, Doug Townsend, E. Turner, C. Morris, W. Johnson. (3rd row) R. Randall, J. Carr, G. Rowell, J. McTyre, P. Hatchett, D. Stephens, O. Haggan. Treasurer.
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ate chapter, Alpha Mu Lambda, with Treasure Rogers and Rufus Smith serving as Dean of Pledges and Assistant Dean of Pledges respectively. Brandon Maloney, Adrian Davis, Gayle Kendrick, and Jerry Pearson, UT undergraduates, coordinated the pledge period. Additionally, the brothers from Gamma Omicron Chapter (Knoxville College) aided in making the charter line. Officers of Ml Chapter are: Gayle Kendrick, President; Kenneth Hill, Vice President; Jerry Pearson, Secretary; Theodore Jeans, Treasurer; Adrian Davis, Dean of Pledges; Eric Roberson, Assistant Dean of Pledges; Brandon Maloney and Michael Leach, Sergeantat-Arms; and, Kenneth McClellan, Editor-to-the-Sphinx. Other charter members include: Michael Heard, Anthony Courtney, Gregory Cofield, Mark Beta Omicron: (Row 1) C. Settles, R. King, D. Lawson, R. Lynn, R. Greene. (Row 2) F. Allen, Brian Mattox, Michael Towles, Sharp, L Mathis, F. Watkins, J. Gray, R. Mitchell, R. Walker, S. Cunningham, E. Maclin, Bruce Thompson, George Bugg, R. Floyd, T. Gibson, H. Dyson, B. Edwards III, F. Pegues. (Row 3) R. Williamson, Y. Chatman, L Scott, L Barnes, K. Role, M. Taylor, R. Payne, M. Pitts, and R. Ford. Gregory Carpenter, Hubert Eskridge, and Marvin Peek, Chapter Advisor. upward toward the light." We would also like to extend a note of thanks to our graduate chapter, Tau Lambda, for the guidance they have given us to live The Brothers of Beta Omicron Chapup to the spirit of the Fraternity. ter at Tennessee State University The chapter, consisting of 17 (Nashville) have engaged in a number of brothers (all except one are seniors), activities which we hope have been has the following officers: Terry Gibson, beneficial to the Nashville community, President; Franklin Watkins, Vice our chapter, and the Fraternity as a President; Jarvis Tinch, Corresponding whole. Just a few of the projects we Secretary and Assistant Dean of contributed to during the school year Pledges; Larry White, Treasurer; were: blood bank drives; sickle cell Reginald Floyd, Dean of Pledges; John fund drive; an evening with youngsters Gray, Chaplain and Editor-to-theat the YMCA on Halloween; and tutorial Sphinx. programs with students on the campus. The brothers of Beta Omicron hope Another highlight of the year was our to maintain the high standards of our ball "A Portrait of Class," featuring Botbeloved Fraternity and we hope to tom and Company band. This sucenlighten the hearts of many more in cessful event was held at the Hyatt Mulota . . . " M l " Chapter Regency Hotel in Nashville and the near future. John Gray brothers from all of the local chapters were in attendance. Under a fresh and dynamic adBeta Omicron was presented with ministration, the brothers of Beta Upthe 1976 Tennessee "College Chapter silon Chapter at Alabama State Univerof the Year" award at the state consity have used the summer of '76 as a Brothers, welcome to the fold Tenvention and Brother Shirley A. Cunperiod of reflecting upon and renessee's newest chapter of Alpha, Mu ningham was the recipient of the defining the aims of Alpha Phi Alpha. "College Brother of the Year" award. lota (Ml Chapter)\ After eight long years With a clear understanding that in orof hard work by dedicated brothers The chapter also assisted a young lady der to do great things, you must first such as Marvin Peek and Brandon in the candidacy for Miss Black Expo. have a strong foundation, we have Maloney, Mu lota Chapter at the UniverBeta Omicron is also proud of our 1976 worked to strengthen the chapter from sity of Tennessee is a dramatic reality. Founder's Day banquet, which saw within. The brothers have met frequentThe 1975-76 academic year was the some 150 brothers present with their ly and informally to talk Alpha, step year of the charter line Genesis 15. The wives and guests. Alpha, and live Alpha! As a result, we line contained ambitious Sphinxmen The chapter would like to say "thank face this new year with a deeper unyou" to all of the brothers who were in from all phases of UT life - engineering derstanding of Alpha and each other. and forestry majors, officers of the Afrothe 1976 graduating class, for all their With the help of the University's American Student Liberation Force, efforts in making our chapter a suchighly ranked UT scholars, and resi- Guidance and Counseling Center, a cess. We've come a long way to get what we have and we hope to continue dence hall assistants. The line became leadership and organizational skillbuilding workshop was held. This gave in that direction . . . moving "onward and the responsibility of Knoxville's gradu-
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the brothers new insights into the problems of the chapter, the need for a continuous flow of feedback, and meaningful objectives to work towards. The workshop will continue on a monthly basis using new materials designed to strengthen the organization. Two picnics were planned and carried through with enthusiasm, bringing the brothers closer spiritually. With shouts of A PHI A and watermelon drippings, the brothers brought the prosperous summer to an end. We look forward to this year with great anticipation of growing stronger in the light of Alpha Phi Alpha. The officers for the 1976-77 school year are: Jim Ruley, President; Wayne A. Hall, Vice President; Ronnie Jones, Secretary; Bose E. Agnew, Corresponding Secretary; Kenneth Scott, Treasurer; Arthur Nelson, Business Manager; Douglas July, Chaplain; Duane Calloway, Parliamentarian.
univ. of n. Carolina On Monday, April 5, 1976, Mu Zeta Chapter was established at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The charter members are, Brothers: Larry Alston of Charlotte (business administration); Brian D. Delany of Asheville (chemistry); Luther T. Falls, Jr. of Greensboro (political science); William W. Farmer, Jr. of Rocky Mount (communications); Herbert H. Farrish of Hillsborough (zoology); Spurgeon Fields, III of Raleigh (political science); Elson S. Floyd of Henderson (history); George S. Forrest of Matthews, Virginia (political science); Samuel L. Fulwood of Charlotte (journalism); Kenneth E. Hill of Kinston (biology-psychology); Thomas L. Johnson, Jr. of Charlotte (mathematics-zoology); G. Paul Archie Newby, Jr. of Elizabeth City (chemistry); Curtis J. Parker of Taylorsville (psychology); Burton D. Price of Littleton (chemistry); G. Ronald Tillman of Wadesboro (pharmacy); and, Steven A. White of Durham (accounting). These men pledged under the direction of Alpha brothers in graduate and professional school at the University of North Carolina. These brothers include: Morris Clarke and Orlando Hudson of Kappa Lambda, Greensboro; Benjamin Page and Elwood Becton of Eta Omicron, North Carolina State U; Calvin Burney, Kenneth Vinson and Leon Miller of Epsilon Zeta, Fayetteville State U; Jerry Carter of Gamma Mu, Livingstone College; David Gore, Lee 54
Mu Zeta Brothers (I to r) S. A. White; K. E. Hill; G. R. Tillman; H. H. Farrish, Jr.; L T. Falls, Jr.; S. L. Fulwood III; G. S. Forrest; W. W. Farmer, Jr.; L Alston; T L Johnson, Jr.; S. Fields III; C. J. Parker; E. S. Floyd; B. D. Delany; G. P. A. Newby, Jr.; and B. D. Price.
House, Bryant Moore and Jophet Nkonge of Beta Epsilon, North Carolina The Brothers of Gamma Phi Chapter A & T State U; and, James Rogers, Jr. of Gamma lota, Hampton Institute. are happy to report their activities for Brother Mose Carey, Jr. of Beta Theta the calendar year 1975-76. The Lambda in Durham is the Chapter Ad- following is a brief list and description of service projects which the brothers visor. Mu Zeta's Charter Ceremony was initiated and sponsored during the held June 26, 1976. Brothers Isaac academic year. The accomplishments Miller (Southern Assistant Vice show that the brothers of Gamma Phi, President); A. M. Witherspoon (North through our service projects, truly Carolina State Director); and, Elson S. exemplify love for all mankind. First, our Tutorial Project, through Floyd (Mu Zeta President), were featured as speakers. With Brother which we offered tutorial sessions in Kenneth Hill presiding over the the fields of biology and mathematics, ceremony, visiting brothers were in at- with designated brothers who are tendance from Gamma Beta (North studying in these areas. The sessions Carolina Central U), Gamma Mu were offered twice a week and were (Livingstone College), and Kappa basically geared toward helping students who were interested in suceedOmicron (Duke University). James Rogers, Jr. ing. Our Veterans Administration
Tuskegee's Gamma Phi: (Kneeling -1 to r) C. Strong and P. Lavender. (Seated -I tor) K. Lewis, R. Moon, D. Wilson, D. Ahsley, W. Mathis, W. Rainey, E. Williams, A. Lott. Cen G. Hicks. (Standing -I tor) P. Sheppard, T. Howard, H. Hayden, K. Jackson, D. Waters, Holland, R. Caves, D. Burnett, and F. Robinson.
Project, coordinated with that agency, was designed to uplift the spirits of the patients. The project is a bi-weekly affair during which the brothers and certain civic minded young ladies visit the hospital and give a party with dancing and games for the patients. The Annual Christmas and Thanksgiving Project is aimed at the educable and trainable children of the Lewis Adams School. Coordinated by the chapters community service chairman and Mr. Randolph, principal of the school, the activities planned for the children become an enjoyable affair as we are able to talk with the kids and help direct them for future goals. Of course, we have our traditional Santa (along with stockings) to add to a fulfilling Christmas experience. The UNCF Project was a joint venture between Miss Tuskegee Institute 1975-76, Delores Hubbard, and Gamma Phi Chapter. The brothers were assigned to various positions around campus and in the community to collect donations from concerned persons. With the help of WBIL and WVNS we were able to inform the public and insure the success of this worthy project. Another annual project is the March of Dimes which involves a walk-a-thon to raise pledges. In order to liven the spirits of Tuskegee's campus for that jolly time of the year, the brothers and several young ladies embarked upon Christmas Caroling. They began at the beautiful Tuskegee chapel and continued from there by candlelight to each dormitory, serenading. For our finale, we proceeded to the Alpha monument where we decorated a tree and sang the fraternity hymn. The brothers of Gammka Phi keep Alpha at heart. We won the attendance award at our state convention in Tuscaloosa and our sweetheart, the beautiful Ms. Robin Simmons, won the Miss Alabama Black and Gold contest. From there the brothers ventured on to the regional convention in Jacksonville, Florida, with twelve brothers in attendance. Gamma Phi captured second place in the Stomp Contest and our sweetheart was second in the Southern Region Miss Black and Gold contest. With the initiation of some 10 brothers during 75-76, we challenge other brothers to become acutely involved in the business of Alpha, the business of life - "helping one another." We realize that life affords none of us leisure time to lie around and do nothing The Sphinx / October 1976
The Alpha Chi - (1st row -Itor) W. Williams, R. Malcolm, R. White, L Green, A. Sumlin, J. Brown, D. Ridley, P. Kimbro, and R. Armstrong. (2nd row -1 to r) A. Wells, 0. Willis, C. Rolle, D. Meminger, R. Williams, F. Fox, A. Holmes, R. Holiday, J. Jenkins, K. Harmon, J. Bradford, and K. Relphorde. (3rd row -Itor) R. Hearvey, G. Kellar, A. Long, G. Coble, W. McGowan, M. Pearson, W. Cameron, T. Fuller, T. Adams, F. Pouncil, V. Leal, and C. Harper.
and not be concerned with the world around us. Therefore in our everyday existence we constantly keep in mind "Manly deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind." -David Wilson
fisk univ. Greetings from the brothers of Alpha Chi Chapter at Fisk University (Nashville, TN). The summer has been a very busy time for us, as we have been preparing for a productive year. Numerous projects are planned for the fall: a canned food and clothing drive; fund raising events; and, our $100 scholarship award. With the initiation of fifteen dynamic brothers into the chapter, not only has our manpower increased but our "fraternal spirit" is being channeled into more worthwhile areas. Thirteen brothers were lost to graduation. Among them Rundal Hearvey, who was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and Adam Sumlin, editor of the yearbook, will be entering dental school; Reginald Armstrong, Derrick Ridley, and Charles Rolle enter medical school; and, Leroy Green and Rodney Malcolm will be attending law school this fall. The brothers of Alpha Chi are holding the name of Alpha high and will continue to do so. We will be guided by our advisors: Mr. Roger Askew, Speech and Drama; Mr. Robert Poole, Development and Planning; and, Rev. Wilson Welch, Religion and Philosophy. Thomas Adams
georgia The brothers of Zeta Mu Chapter (Georgia State U - Atlanta) have been on the move since their inception in 1968. 1976 has been no exception. An ambitious group of men sought admission to our ranks this spring. Calling themselves "The Administration," they hung in there and crossed the burning sands. The new brothers are Walker Atrice, Rickey Rounsaville, and Calvin Tucker. In addition to bringing new blood into the Fraternity, Zeta Mu is also serving the needs of the community. Several projects have included fund raising for Muscular Dystrophy and volunteer work with blind children. Brothers Larry Epps (Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges) and Michael McBride received their undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Accounting, respectively, this August. Brother Sidney Gleaton received a promotional transfer to New York in connection with his employment with Kraft Foods and was cited in Jet magazine for his achievement. Brother Mitchell Roberson left our ranks for an auditing position with Kraft in Champaign, Illinois. Also, Brother Derrick Chubbs and Miss Ouida Sams, a member of our Royal Court, are two of three Black student counselors for new students. Of special note is the fact that our lovely chapter queen, Miss Denise Smith, was chosen "Miss National Black and Gold - 1976" at the General Convention in New York. Zeta Mu - a constant banner bearer for Alpha! Reginald Gresham 55
savannah state college The dynamic brothers of Delta Eta Chapter, located at Savannah State College (Georgia), have worked diligently in the past to excell in leadership roles, play an important part in numerous campus activities, and to strive to make the Savannah area a better community. All of these things were done in an effort to carry the ever enlightening torch of the great Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. This is the pattern which the brothers of Delta Eta will follow for the year 1976-77. Delta Eta initiated six men, "The Six Senses," into the Fraternity during the Spring Quarter of 1976. Those crossing the burning sands were Phineas Roberts, Jerrold Stuart, Charlie Escartin, John Manigo, Jeffrey Torrence, and Louis Morat. The "Alpha Man of the Year" award went to Brother Frederick D. Brazemore, who was a June graduate in History. Also, Delta Eta would like to congratulate Brothers Terrie Johnson and Herbert Swain on receiving commissions as 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps. Delta Eta's roster for 1976-77 includes: Willie Green, President; Lewis Banks, Vice President; George Quarterman, Financial Secretary; Tommie West, Recording Secretary; Ronald Natson, Dean of Pledges; Louis Morat, Assistant Dean of Pledges; Phineas Roberts, Corresponding Secretary; Jerrold Stuart, Sergeant-at-Arms; and Brothers Ellis Albright, Charles Perry, Robert Day, Anthony Singleton, Anthony Hooks, Rickey Wynn, John Manigo, Charlie Escartin, and Jeffrey Torrence.
bethune-cookman college The Spirit of '76 is in full swing with the Brothers of Delta Beta Chapter at BCC in Daytona Beach, Florida. The beginning of another academic year, a year of excitement and adventure, is upon us once again. The brothers' key theme for this year is "Involvement," since involvement is the desire of all Alpha men. The chapter will kick off this Bicentennial year with a smoker, in tribute to our illustrious founders. This event will trace the background of our dear A Phi A and highlight the many contributions of the Fraternity since our founding in 1906. On the campus of Bethune-Cookman College, Delta Beta is honored that our institution holds the highest scale of 56
Brothers of Delta Beta: (Kneeling - I to r) B. Cooper, W. J. Barber, L White, and H. Cooper. (Row 2) W. Reed, T. R. Richardson, Jr., and G. Ogbu. (Row 3 -1 to r) W. Sands, J. M. Roundtree, G. Nines, D. Harris, K. Darling, H. Powell, and W. Briggs. Alpha men in every area. Brother Oswald P. Bronson, President of BCC, has instilled the students with his "academic excellence." The brothers have accepted this challenge in our quest for achievement in scholarship and many Alpha men were among the top students during the past semester. Remaining 1 st is our goal! Officers for this year are: Bradley Cooper, President; Warnell Vickers, Vice President and Dean of Pledgees; Haywood Cooper, Treasurer and Chaplain; Johnny Roundtree, Editor-tothe-Sphinx and Corresponding Secretary; and, Ronald Priester, Recording Secretary and Step Master. The brothers are looking forward to a vigorous year, not only in the celebration of our country's birthday but also through upholding Alpha in the leading positions of active involvement. Johnny Roundtree
south Carolina Mu Epsilon Lambda, the newest chapter in South Carolina, received its charter in March of I976. Several brothers from the Myrtle BeachConway area began plans for the chapter in I975. Service to the community is the main goal of Mu Epsilon Lambda, with all of the brothers involved in teaching for the benefit of the community. A highlight of the first year's operation was a chaptersponsored trip to the Azelea Festival in Wilmington. Other events included are sponsorship of a Boy Scout troop; support of the County Council race of Brother Leslie Mclver; assistance in organizing a chapter of AKA; leadership in forming a local Pan-Hellenic Council; and the establishment of public speaking forums for the community.
Officers of Mu Epsilon Lambda are: Stewart W. Strothers, President; Leslie Mclver, Vice President; Julius Holmes, Treasurer; Winston Barr, Secretary; Paul Hickman, Chaplain; James Bradley, Associate Editor-to-theSphinx; Robert Gore, Social Chairman; and, James Carr, Parliamentarian. James W. Bradley
florida Greetings Brothers in Alpha from the dynamic men of Eta Kappa Lambda Chapter, located in Fort Pierce, Florida. The Brothers of this chapter were involved in many worthwhile activities during the 1975-76 fraternity year under the leadership of Brother Robert J. Bennett, Chapter President. First of all, we are proud of the fact that six of our twenty-three members are Life Members and that seven are LM subscribers. Upholding our commitment of providing responsive leadership for the betterment of Alpha and the world, two brothers (President Bennett and Leroy C. Floyd, Sr.) ran for commission seats from different districts in our December, 1975 City election. Both men were defeated but a show of getting involved has been established. Many of our brothers are on viable City and County Boards, Committees and Authorities. Brother Bennett is serving on the City Planning and Zoning Board; Brother Floyd is Chairman of the City-County Recreation Board; Julius Lee, Jr. is Chairman of the City Planning and Zoning Board; Havert L. Fenn is Secretary of the City Utilities Authority; Charles C. Hayling is a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Action Organization; and, Dr. Clem C. Benton just ended his term as trustee The Sphinx / October 1976
Director of Social Activities; Curtis M. Flakes, Dean of Pledgees; Richard Hudson, Assistant Dean of Pledgees; and, Harry Williams, Sergeant-at-Arms. Havert L. Fenn
Some of the brothers of Eta Kappa Lambda Chapter (Fort Pierce, FL): (I to r) B. C. R. Flowers, L O. Davis, C. E. Todd, V. Lee, M. Connor, and Ft. J. Bennett. Hines, L Floyd, W. Carter, H. Fenn, V. Floyd, andftNoble. of Indian River Community College. Also, Brother Ralph L. Flowers is serving his second term as a Municipal Judge in Fort Pierce. Our Community Projects Committee saw the chapter become involved with the Northside Little League program, headed by Brothers Charles Hines and Richard (Sid) Hudson. We became involved in the establishment of the first public swimming pool in the City, which is being funded by the Community Development Grant of the federal government.. The pool, located in a low socio-economic area, opened on August 1st. Eta Kappa Lambda joined other groups in exerting pressure on the City Commissioners to provide more and better street lighting. The lighting is now improved, thanks to the efforts of the chapter and other civicminded groups. The first social event of the fraternity year was a fish-fry, held during the Christmas season in lieu of our annual Christmas Party. This event was well attended and enjoyed by all. The Founder's Day observance in March covered a period of two weeks, during which many varied activities were held. Among them were: A graveside memorial service for one of our Chapter Founders, Dr. James Young (who entered Omega Chapter in 1971); Brothers assisted players from the Northside Little League program in collecting funds for their League; a Founder's Day Worship Service was held at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on Sunday, March 21st; Brothers were in attendance at the Community Black Coalition meeting which discussed ways and means of getting and keeping The Sphinx / October 1976
Blacks involved in City and County governments. To cap these activities, our Founder's Day Dinner and Program was a rousing success. The food was delicious and the speaker, Brother Julius Lee, was superb. The event was held at the Ramada Inn South. Upon leaving the Inn the brothers and their guests made way to the spacious home of Brother Marvin Conner, where they were royally entertained by the host (the last guest left at 3:00!). Our annual Black and Gold Cabaret Ball was held on April 9 at the Holiday Inn West. This invitational affair was attended by some 200 persons. Chapter President Bennett served as the main speaker for our Awards and Installation of Officers Banquet on June 19th. Awards were given as follows: Community Service Award - Vernon H. Floyd, Vernon M. Lee, Curtis M. Flakes, and Charles O. Hines; Chapter Service Awards - Havert L. Fenn and Bennie C. Clark; The President's Award - Havert L. Fenn; The Man of the Year Award plaque was presented to Robert J. Bennett. Finally, the Chapter Scholarship Award was presented to Vaschel Hines for the 1976 year. The 1975-76 chapter year has been a most prosperous one for Eta Kappa Lambda and 1976-77 appears to be even more promising under the leadership of our incoming officers. Officers for 1976-77 are: Vernon M. Lee, President; Robert J. Taylor, Vice President; Havert L. Fenn, Executive Secretary; O'Hara Davis, Treasurer; Ralph L. Flowers, Parliamentarian; James Miller, Editor-to-Sphinx; Vernon H. Floyd, Director of Education; Marvin Conner, Chaplain; Bennie C. Clark,
Mu Gamma Lambda . . . During the Spring of 1975, four men (Douglas Baker, Mance Langham, Howard Jones, and Dr. C.E, Smith) met at a restaurant and laid plans for bringing to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, an alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. These brothers were joined at their next meeting by Brothers Gene Holmes, Charles Johnson, and Billy McDonald. It was decided to file immediately an application for a chapter charter. Joining Clark, with row) the C. aforementioned brothers as (Back charter members of the new chapter were Brothers Alfonso Clark, Helmon Johnson, and Dr. James Todd, Jr. On June 13 1975 the charter was granted! Thus, Mu Gamma Lambda Chapter was created, with the seat of the chapter being Hattiesburg-Laurel, Mississippi. The brothers were immediately joined by Brother Larry Hanshaw. Reviewing the background of the brothers, their names, place of initiation and present occupation appear as follows, Douglas Baker; Dillard U; Owner, Sokowiki's Gift Shop: Alfonso Clark; Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Owner, Clark's Funeral Home: Larry Hanshaw; Tougaloo College; Doctoral candidate, U of Southern Mississippi: Gene Holmes; Alcorn State U; Public School Teacher: Charles Johnson; Tougaloo College; Director, Operation Head Start, Hattiesburg: Dr. Howard J. Jones; Southern U; Assistant Professor of History, U of Southern Mississippi (resently at Prairie View U): Mance Langham; Alabama A & M; Principaj, Elemetary School, Hattiesburg: Billy McDonald; Alcorn State U; Employee, Georgia-Pacific: Dr. C. E. Smith; Tennessee State U; Physician: Dr. J. Ft. Todd, Jr.; Tougaloo College; Physician. These brothers kicked off their activities with a Fall Harvest Ball. Then, in December, Founder's Day Services were held at the Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church. Later in that month, a Smoker was held at the home of Brother Charles Johnson in Collins, Mississippi. Nearing Christmas, a Brotherhood Dinner was held at the Wesley Foundation on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). To share some of their yuletide spirit with the general public, a clothing drive was held 57
at the East Fifth Street Community Center. During the Spring of 1976, the group helped sponsor a joint Honors Day Memorial Program. Being honored were students at USM and community leaders, whereas the memorial program rekindled memories of fallen civil rights leaders Vernon Dahmer, Medgar Evers, Martin King, Jr., Clyde Kinnard, and Malcolm X. Three new brothers were initiated into Alpha through Mu Gamma Lambda on May 1 1976. These brothers were Herbert Charles Chambers (now of Denmark, SC), Anthony Harris, and Samuel Tucker. Herb and Anthony were, at the time of their initiation, graduate students at USM. Herb has now received his Masters degree and is presently setting up a reading program in Denmark, SC. Sam is a graduate of Gouchen College of Social Work at USM. While these and numerous activities were in progress, the brothers got involved with a group of undergraduates at USM and William Carey College, also in Hattiesburg, who were interested in securing a charter for a metropolitan chapter of Alpha. Nineteen of these men became Sphinxmen. On Mother's Day, these pledges shared in services at the Truelight Baptist Church and honored four women of Hattiesburg for their giving of themselves in community and personal endeavors: Mesdames Monty Blackmon Dais, Lossie Glenn, Shirley J. Hanshaw, and Joyce Kemp Jones. The undergraduate Sphinxmen closed their school year by joining with the brothers of Mu Gamma Lambda in a family outing. This proposed chapter was approved at the General Convention in New York and, by the time of this publication, will have received their charter as Mississippi's newest college chapter. Viewing one year in the life of this chapter, one finds moments of happiness, regret, frustration, etc., because here is a chapter made up of men who are trying to command life, rather than allowing life to command them. The chapter has lost /will lose a number of its brothers this year (Chambers, Hanshaw, Harris, Jones, and Todd) due to the mobility of their society. But each one will carry with him fond memories of Mu Gamma Lambda. Brother Mance Langham was at the helm of the chapter in its first year. The second year finds Brother Charles Johnson holding the reins of leadership. -Howard Jones co
Four scenes from the Eta Lambda Recognition Day Banquet: (Top photo) Brother James P. Brawley (right), President-Emeritus of Clark College, receives congratulations on his 50-year membership. Next, merit awardees (I to r) Benjamin Jenkins, Nat Veale, Z. C. Clay, Robert Willis, A. J. Lewis (standing in for Major Sherard), Rudolph Cohen, M. C. Norman, and Verdree Lockhart. In third photo, the Alphabette Liaison Brother, Father H. J. C. Bowden, stands with Alphabette President Deborah Sims (to his left); seated at head table (I to r) are Southern Vice President Ozell Sutton, guest speaker Judge Ernest N. Morial, toastmaster Alfred Turk, Eta Lambda President Robert Willis, and Program Chairman Lloyd Givens. (Extreme bottom photo) Head table guests and chapter officers gather after the successful banquet.
georgia Eta Lambda, Atlanta's alumni Host Chapter for the fraternity's 1977 General Convention, is really getting things together for what's ahead. With
132 financial brothers under the presidency of Robert "Bob" Willis and scores of unfinancials sparked by the spirit of brotherly love and achievement within Alphadom, Local Convention Chairman Robert L. Lewis is well on his
way towards making the Atlanta meet "the greatest." College chapters in Atlanta are represented on all committees and the Eta Lambda Alphabettes (Mrs. Deborah Sims, President) are functioning strongly and supportively. During mid-summer, Eta Lambda held its Sixth Annual Recognition Banquet at Paschal's Motor Hotel. Brother Judge Ernest N. Morial, Past General President and now a member of the Louisiana Court of Appeals, was principal speaker. "When we move to strike a note of freedom for Black Americans, we strike a note of freedom for all Americans," the widely known civil rights struggle hero declared. "No American can express the desire for freedom better than Black Americans. If American democracy is to exist for another one hundred years beyond the Bicentennial celebration, it will be through the Blacks who strike the force for its continuation." Brother Morial called on all Greek-letter organizations to unite in the continuing of freedom's goals and work for all Americans. The 1976 Eta Lambda "Outstanding Merit Awards" were given to Alpha Brothers Robert Willis, Nat Veale, Jr., M. C. Norman, Rudolph Cohen, Verdree Lockhart, Z. C. Clay, and Major Sherard, as well as college brother Benjamin Jenkins. 50-Year fraternity membership certificates were awarded Joseph McGhee and Dr. James P. Brawley, while 25-Year certificates were presented William A. Fowlkes, Dr. Verdree Lockhart, Dr. Carlton Lee, Dr. Alfred Turk, Robert Willis, Robert Lewis, Marvin Riley, Southern Vice President Ozell Sutton, H. J. C. Bowden, Jr., Howard J. Grigsby, John T. Fagan, Jacob R. Henderson, William Reese, Jacob B. Adams, William T. Briscoe, Carter Coleman, H. Eugene Craig, Charles Moreland, William T. Roby, Charles H. Walker, and Calvin Carter. Appreciation awards were given continuing chapter officers, while special awards were presented the Alphabettes. Dr. Turk served as toastmaster for the occasion, while Percy Harden read the proclamation for "Alpha Phi Alpha Day" from Brother Maynard H. Jackson, Mayor of the City of Atlanta. A certificate for Honorary Citizenship to Judge Morial was read and presented by Brother Riley. Other program participants included Southern Vice President Sutton, Recognition Committee Chairman Lloyd Givens, Father H. J. C. Bowden, Ronald W. Sims, Albert H. Watts, and soloist Mrs. Janis Harvey. The Sphinx / October 1976
Delta Phi Lambda Honorees: (Top) Chapter President B. B. Fields (left) presents plaque to Chapter and Alabama winner of the Charlie Green Award, James L Collins, as Mrs. Collins look on. (Bottom row) Brother Eddie Johnson (left), runner-up for Brother of the Year, and Brother Ernest Palmore, Brother of the Year. Alphas and Alphabettes celebrated a three-day July 4 weekend with sports and card tournaments, culminating with the July 5th picnic at the colorful Mathis Dairy Farm near Decatur. Chapter Officers include: Robert Willis, President; Percy Harden, Vice President; Albert H. Watts, Treasurer, Robert L. Jones, Recording Secretary; Joseph Patterson, Corresponding Secretary; M. C. Norman, Financial Secretary; Father H. J. C. Bowden, Chaplain; William A. Fowlkes, Editor-tothe-Sphinx; Verdree Lockhart, Parliamentarian; Norris Long, Sergeantat-Arms; and, Alphonsa G. Jones, Jr., Historian. William A. Fowlkes
alabama Members of Delta Phi Lambda Chapter in Tuscaloosa, Alabama were recently honored for their outstanding contributions to Alpha and the community at large. Brother James L. Collins was the winner of the chapter and State of Alabama Charlie Green Award. Brother Collins, who received the latter honor during the state convention held in Tuscaloosa, retired on June 1 5 , 1 9 7 6 . He served six years as a teacher, thirty years as principal, and six years as coordinator of Title 1 Programs in the central office of the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education. A dedicated Alpha man, Brother Collins has been an active 59
member of Delta Phi Lambda Chapter for more than 25 years. Chapter President B. B. Fields presented the chapter's Alpha Man of the Year Award to Brother Ernest Palmore. Brother Palmore has also been an active chapter member for more than 25 years and has served the chapter in many positions. He has made many outstanding contributions to education and to his community in religious and civic affairs. Brother Eddie Johnson, another very active member of Delta Phi Lambda, was runner-up for Alpha Man of the Year honors. S. B. Fields
georgia Alphas in the growing City of Augusta, Georgia are making their mark in education. Fifty percent of the Black principals in Augusta are members of the Alpha Chi Lambda Chapter in that city. This number continues to increase with the recent promotion of three Alpha men to principalships. Brother Tracey Williams of our chapter was recently promoted to Principal of Tubman High School in Augusta, Georgia. Brother Williams, a native of Georgia, received his early schooling from Lucy Laney High School (formerly Haines Institute) in Augusta. He received his A.B. degree from Morris Brown and an M.A. degree from Atlanta University. Brother Williams has conducted further study at Hampton Institute, University of Maryland, and Albany State. He began his career as a math teacher and was later appointed Assistant Principal prior to his present position in the Augusta school system. He has a great love for education and working with children. Brother Williams is very active in the Augusta community and is a member of the Thankful Baptist Church. He is also affiliated with the Frontiers International and the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity. The father of seven children, two of whom are attending Yale University (honor students). Brother Williams and his wife, Willarena, reside in Augusta, Georgia. Brother John Luther Elam, Jr., recently received his appointment to principalship at the Glenn Hills High School in Augusta. A native of Augusta, he obtained a B.A. degree from Paine College and a Masters degree in Education from South Carolina State College in Orangeburg. He holds the Education Specialist Degree from University of Georgia in Athens. Brother Elam is a member of the Antioch Baptist Church, where he serves as a member of the 60
Trustee Board. He is married and has two children who attend the Richmond County School System. Brother Elam is also a member of: Richmond County Teacher's Association; National Educators Association; Association United States Army; and, Phi Delta Kappa. Brother Fred Stallings, Jr. is the third of our chapter's new administrators, having recently been appointed Assistant Principal of the T. W. Josey High School. He is a native Georgian, who received an undergraduate degree from Paine College and graduate degree from South Carolina State College. Brother Stallings is very active in the field of education, receiving the Teacher of the Year award for two years in the Augusta School System. He is an active member of the Moses Baptist Church and has been recognized as the Man of the Year from his church organization. He is married to the former Frederick Ann DeWalt and has three children. Raymon E. Crawford
florida On June 25, 1976, the Brothers of Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Fort Lauderdale, Florida held an affair that was a chapter first - a "roasting" of a well deserving brother. Chapter President Joseph Johnson thought of the unique idea of "roasting" during the month of April. But who would be the recipient of such a joy-filled evening? After a chapter vote, all agreed that Brother Archie Holmes would be the chosen one. Because of the "unselfish" character of Brother Holmes, it was only fitting that he would be first. Twenty-five brothers and their wives attended the "roast" that was held at the Sheraton Hotel on Fort Lauderdale's gold coast. After a delicious dinner, the fun began. There would be no moments of silence until the evening came to a close. All of the brothers tried to say good comments about Brother Holmes, but there were none to be said. The only "positive" comment made the entire evening came from Brother Rawls, who stated "the chapter would be a much better unit without the likes of Brother Holmes (smile). Yes, it was a good evening for Brother and Mrs. Holmes, as well as for all of the brothers of our fraternal chapter. We are sure that Brother Holmes will always cherish the many funny gifts presented by his brothers. A photograph book containing beautiful
color pictures of that evening was also presented to Brother Holmes a few days following the affair. Zeta Alpha Lambda is a quite active chapter which has the fraternal spirit. This is made possible through the leadership of our chapter president, Joseph Johnson. Finally, our "roastee," Brother Archie Holmes, says to all brothers in Alpha - "have a beautiful 76." Ronald DeHart
SOUTHWEST jarvis christian college The "Audacious" Theta Alpha Chapter at Jarvis Christian College (Hawkins, Texas) celebrated its Fifth Annual Alpha Education Observance Week, April 25May 1 st. The thirteen brothers of Theta Alpha are holding up the high standards of Alpha Phi Alpha. Some of the highlights of the week were the presentation of two $25.00 scholarship awards in memory of Whitney M. Young, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy; the donation of $54.00 toward books for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Black America Book Collection, located in the library of Jarvis Christian College; and, a special donation of $100 to the United Negro College Fund. Also during the week the brothers were awarded a trophy for "Fraternity of the Year" based on scholastic average. Brothers not pictured in the accompanying photo include neophyte brothers Clarence Hodrick, Jr.; Frank Pratt; Dwight Traylor; and Vincent Millhouse; along with prophyte Brother Fide Onkonkwo.
Theta Alpha Brothers (I to r): Kneeling, Brothers B. Pollard and G. Johnson. Standing, D. Walker (Sponsor), L. Rogers, T. James, A. Ceasar, H. Pratt, J. King, and K. Coatley. The Sphinx / October 1976
prairie view a & m univ. "Manly deeds, Scholarship and Love for all mankind are the aims of our dear fraternity." The Brothers of Eta Gamma Chapter at Prairie View A&M University at Prairie View, Texas strived to make this axiomatic truth a living reality during the spring semester. Included among the activities of the chapter for the semester was the sponsoring of an Easter Egg Hunt for the children of the Prairie View, Hempstead and Waller Communities. The event proved to be a success and the brothers have placed this activity on the schedule as a yearly event. Also, the brothers took part in both the Texas State and Southwestern Regional Conventions. The brothers captured first place in the Texas State Stomp competition and went onto take second place in the Regional Stomp Competition behind Zeta Zeta Chapter of Oklahoma. The past semester witnessed the establishment of a group of Alpha Angels. The young ladies chosen represent some of the finest women on the campus in terms of their academics, social character and reverence to God and to Humanity. These young ladies have vowed to help the brothers with the service projects that have been planned for the school year. Highlighting the semester was graduation day for Alphas. At the May Commencement Exercises five brothers received their undergraduate degrees in their respective areas of study. The brothers took time out to salute Brother Willie Waters, who graduated with a 3.83 overall average, which was the highest out of a Class of approximately three hundred. This event is in keeping with the tradition of Alpha that "college days swiftly pass." Brother Waters was given a fellowship to pursue the Master's Degree at Ohio State University, but chose to begin a career with Shell Oil's Computer Center in Houston, Texas. As the new school year gradually approaches, the brothers of the chapter have a great deal of plans on the drawing board. Included among the plans are an All-Greek Stomp Competition and Talent and Fashion Show. We are all looking forward to an excitement filled school year, as well as a rewarding one. The Brothers of Eta Gamma pledged to live on as "First of all, Servants of all, We shall transcend all." -Frederick Roberts The Sphinx / October 1976
Graduating Brothers of Eta Gamma - May 1976: (I to r) Ivory Davis, Elbert Collins, Willie Waters, Joseph Lawson, and Clifton Collins.
arkansas state u. Greetings from the Brothers of Mighty Theta Upsilon Chapter at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. We, the Brothers of Theta Upsilon, are proud to be members of Alpha Phi Alpha. When our charter was granted on May 5, 1973, ten very ambitious and versatile men were at the helm . . . dedicated to forever holding Alpha high. High enough so that the light of Alpha could shine all over the land. High enough so that all who saw would know immediately that Alpha Phi Alpha stands "First of all, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All." Since that time many have been called but few were chosen. The light of Alpha shines brighter each day as the new Mighty T U become more mighty each day. The original "Tenacious Ten" have gone their separate ways spreading the light. Two are teachers, three are military officers, two businessmen, one a chemist, one an athlete, and one an administrator. That is our heritage. Although we've had ups and downs since our inception, today we are 25 strong with brothers in leadership positions all over campus, in the community and in the state. Our officers for 1976-77 are: Charles "Pee Wee" King, President; Terry M c H e n r y , Vice President; Troy Price, Secretary and Editor-to-the-Sphinx; Terry Stevenson, Treasurer; Lloyd Husky, Financial Secretary; Joseph Strickland, Advisor. These men are leading Theta Upsilon and Theta Upsilon is leading Arkansas State. We shall continue to lead by "Building on the past, to face the challenge of the Future."
u. of Houston The Brothers of Delta Theta Chapter joined with Eta Mu Chapter (U of Houston) to hold their 2nd Annual Beach Picnic at Freeport, Texas and, from all indications, the picnic was a very successful venture. Officers for the chapter during 197677 are: Wilbert Powell, Jr., President; Michael Raibon, Vice President; Reggie Russell, Treasurer; Gerald Womack, Acting Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary; Levi Perry, Parliamentarian; Timothy J o h n s o n ! Chaplain; Walter Tanner, Editor-to-theSphinx; Gerald Joseph, Historian; Luis Davis, Sergeant-at-Arms; Oscar B. Johnson, Dean of Pledges; and Donald Jackson, Assistant Dean of Pledges. With the installation of officers, the chapter president presented an outline of new programs for the upcoming year. This "Plan of Action" concerns fund raising projects, campus involvement, and communication between the college and alumni chapter during the coming year. In presenting this carefully outlined plan, the president called upon all brothers to reaffirm their commitment to making Delta Theta the #1 chapter in the Southwestern Region. Wilbert Powell, Jr.
texas Epsilon Sigma (St. Mary's U) and Delta Rho Lambda Chapters joined together and captured 1st Place in a three-day San Antonio radio marathon in support ofthe United Negro College Fund. The marathon, which netted more than $31,000 for the UNCF, was spon61
sored by radio station KAPE, June 46th. It featured community leaders and church and civic groups who worked to obtain funds and competed for three UNCF trophies. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Walker Ford Singers won second and third places, respectively. Also taking an active part in the solicitations were Kelly AFB, Lackland AFB, and Ft. Sam Houston. Highlighting the 33-hour event was a tennis tournament, which generated additional interest and funds. The UNCF supports six private colleges in Texas: Bishop College, Jarvis College, HustonTillotson College, Texas College, Paul Quinn College, and Wiley College. -Tyrone Knox
(L to Ft) Brothers Lavaughn Palmer, Timothy Anthony, Earnest Tate, Johnnie Brown and David Cheatam are members of the new Kappa Psi Chapter at The University of Arkansas â€˘ Little Rock. Not shown are Brothers Richard Coleman, Mike Flannoy and Craig Coleman.
texas Brother Attorney James R. Williams, General President-Elect of Alpha Phi Alpha and City Councilman of Akron, Ohio, was in Marshall, Texas as the principal speaker for Gamma Upsilon Lambda Chapter's Second Stage-OFtama. The program was opened by the master of ceremonies, Brother Ronald O'Neal of Wiley College. Invocation was offered by Brother Dr. Telly H. Miller, the originator of the program and the overall program coordinator. This was followed by a sumptuous buffet style dinner and later, a formal dance. Area colleges and universities supplied individuals performing various types of talent. Brother L. W. Garrett presented these individuals from the following colleges: Jarvis Christian College (Hawkins, TX); Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA); East Texas Baptist College (Marshall, TX); and, Centenary College (Shreveport, LA). Certificates of appreciation were presented to each performer by Brother Billy Jacobs of Henderson, Texas. Several brothers were asked to sponsor outstanding students from various high schools in and around Marshall. Brothers and the students were: Brother S. A. Anderson - Tony Davis and Gene Willis of Marshall; Brother Dr. I. E. Willis - Lewellyn Fambles of Longview; Brother Fred Armstrong Kenneth J o h n s o n of H e n d e r s o n ; Brother Harold Barlow - Deryl Manning of Longview; Brother Calvin Brookins Donnie Muckelroy of Hallsville; Brother Anthony Robinson - Lovie Smith of Big Sandy; Brother Billy Jacobs - Kenneth Starling of Henderson; and, Brother 62
Willie Todd - Vance Vaughn of Karnack. Brother Billy Jacobs presented the "High School Student of the Year" award to Del Sibley of Leesville, Louisiana. Dr. I. J. Lamothe, Jr., Chapter President, introduced the speaker of the evening, and Brother Williams delivered a resounding address pointing out civic, community and political responsibilities of Black people during this period of "benign neglect." He cautioned against being distracted and diverted from basic, important issues by those who use superficial tactics
(busing, neighborhood schools, etc.) to cloud the issue. Brother Alex Duncan presented an award of appreciation to Brother Williams, and Brother Lamothe presented a special award to Brother Telly Miller for services rendered to the Fraternity. Closing remarks w e r e presented by Dr. I. E. Willis of Longview. Chapter officers and members are Brothers: Dr. I. J. Lamothe, President; Dr. I. E. Willis, Vice President; Lonnie Taylor, Recording Secretary; Thomas Gray, Corresponding Secretary; HerThe Sphinx / October 1976
man Miller, Treasurer; Ronald O'Neal, Dean of Pledges; Dr. Telly Miller, Chaplain; Franklin Brown; Alexander Duncan; Charles L. Floyd; L. W. Garrett; Clifford Harkless; Billy G. Jacobs; David Lamothe; I. J. Lamothe, III; Larry Lang; Dr. N. H. Anderson; Thomas Northcut; Dr. Earl W. Rand; Willie Todd; and, Dr. James Northcut.
Shown addressing the Gamma Upsilon Lambda Stage-O-Rama are (above) General President-Elect James R. Williams and (below) Brother Isadore J. Lamothe, chapter president.
Alpha Tau Lambda Chapter conducted its first annual workshop in accordance with its newly revised constitution. The workshop was held at the new North Regional Library and Social Services Center, August 2 1 , 1 9 7 6 . The w o r k s h o p o p e n e d with Brother Manyles B. Gaines, Jr. Chapter President, stating the purposes of the gathering which were (1) setting direction for the Chapter (2) familiarizing the The Sphinx / October 1976
Brothers on their duties under the new constitution (3) stimulating membership reclamation and (4) enhancing the chapter's image in the community. Additional comments were made by Brothers Charles Lewis, President Elect, Howard Lawson, First Vice President Elect and Second Vice President Elect, Granville Farley. Under the new organizational structure, First Vice President, Howard Lawson, has responsibility for operational administration. The following committees are under his direction: Budget and Finance - -Joe Burns, Chairman; Constitution and Policy - Edward Beck; Membership - Auxilliary Everett Lacy; Resolution - Condolence, Booker Brown; and Election and Evaluation, Q. T. Williams. Second Vice President, Granville Farley, has responsibility for public Relations and Outreach which includes the following committees: Publicity and Housing, Kenneth Lawson, Chairman; Education and Scholarships, Otis Autry; Business and Community, Herbert Miller; Social Committee, Robert Willis; and Special Projects - Leadership, Thomas O. Chappelle, Jr. President- Elect Brother Charles Lewis, also State President, indicated he was looking forward to working with the newly elected officers. Officers for 1976-77 are: Brother Howard Lawson, First Vice President Granville Farley, Second Vice President; Melvin Tennant, Secretary; Sam Burns, Jr., Treasurer, Orlando Hazely, Secretary - Treasurer, Everett Lacy, Sergeant-at-Arms, Joe Burns, Parliamentarian, Jesse Greadington, Chaplain and Kenneth Lawson, Associate Editor of The Sphinx.
WEST u. of southern calif. "The measure of a man can be determined, not from the heights which he reaches, but from the depths of which he has come.". . .No finer quote could describe the monumental advancement of Alpha Delta Chapter at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Alpha Delta had begun 1975 in good fashion, but we realized that more had to be done to raise Alpha to the heights it must attain. With this in mind, the chapter moved to the area of education. Under the guidance of our Educational Director, Marvin S. Brown, 25% of all funds raised were to go towards our Educational Activities Committee. After hearing the call of General President Washington concerning a united effort behind the Foundation, we donated $ 1 0 0 to the national Educational Foundation. We held a raffle to raise money, as well as stir interest for some community citizens to gain needed items. Alpha stands for achievement. This slogan is constantly impressed upon all prospective pledges. Alpha Delta is proud of the achievements of its Brothers. Brother Ronald Wortham President of the chapter 1975-76, was head of the 'National Association of Black Accountants for his university. Brother Bennie Harris, Jr. was selected to Who's Who Among College and University Students, as well as the National Honor Society of Public Administration. Additionally, he served as Assistant Vice President for the Western Region. Alpha Delta had seven
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Alpha Delta Chapter: Brother Anthony Cole is seated and standing are Brothers (I to r) Glen Christopher, Bennie J. Harris, Jr., Eugene Lane, Ronald Wortham, Keith Jones, David Rogers, Theodore Hardrick, and Marvin Brown. brothers who maintained honor stanBrother Walker explains the change dings at their universities. Also, the in the direction of the chapter in a move chapter's G.P.A. stood around 3.0. away from the placing of significance on social functions to emphasizing ALPHA PHI ALPHA is the light of the academic progress and community serworld! If our actions have added a little vice, is the reason for the chapter's voltage to the power of the previous rapid growth. statement, then this has been Alpha Delta's privilege! Officers of the chapter, in addition to -David E. Rogers Brother Walker, are: Robert Stevenson, Vice President; Stanley Hunter, Secretary; Cecil Goff, Treasurer; and Ben Ratliff. Chapter President Walker was the only Black student at Fresno State to be included in the 1975-76 Epsilon Beta Chapter at Fresno edition of Who's Who Among Students State University (California) was selecin American Colleges and Universities. ted the Western Region's "College -Lehman Walker Chapter of the Year" at the regional
silon Mu was instrumental in the election of the second Black Student Body President in the history of the university. Funds and plenty of legwork were donated toward the winning campaign of James Fregason. The famed Black poetess Gwendolyn Brooks attended the Bicentennial Poetry Celebration sponsored by the Campus Student Union. Mrs. Brooks spent a little more than an hour reading some of her favorite works. The winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, Mrs. Brooks has written nine books and was nominated for the National Book Award in 1969. Epsilon Mu donated the refreshments for the 350-400 guests attending the reading. Epsilon Mu is looking forward to the coming year under the leadership of its new officers: Jerome K. Cannon, President; Bruce Santos, Wee President; LaGuan E. Lea, Secretary; and, Eugene Carter, Treasurer. LaGuan E. Lea
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convention in San Jose, California. Brother Lehman Walker, President of the Epsilon Beta, credits the win to the chapter's contributions to the university and community and its growth and academic standing. The chapter marked its 20th yeaHn April. It has enjoyed wide popularity from its founding in 1956 to the present.
san jose state u. The Brothers of Epsilon Mu Chapter at San Jose State University (California) have just completed a fine year in '76 and are predicting another outstanding year for Alphadom in '77. Ending the school year for 1976, Ep-
Posing with poetess Gwendolyn Brooks (center) are Epsilon Mu Brothers (I to r) Eugene Carter, Derrick Kendricks, Bruce Santos, LaGuan Lea, Jerome Cannon.
Eta Psi Lambda Chapter (Tuscon, Arizona) has completed a successful year under the leadership of its President, Brother Richard Davis. Three brothers have been reclaimed and two new brothers were initiated in 1975-76. Brothers who joined the chapter are: (1) Henry Ryan, a former Dean of Students at Howard University and State Department Officer; (2) Ernesf Smith, a recently retired Air Force Major. Brother Smith is Employment Director of the Tucson Urban League; (3) John Williams, a doctoral student from Massachusetts Institute of Technology who completed dissertation for the Ph. D. degree in Chemistry in May. Brother Epsilon Beta: (Kneeling -I tor) John Simpson, Robert Price, Melvin Ricks, Allan Johnson, Cecil Goff. (Standing -I tor) Gerald Thompson, Dwight King, Bruce Davis, Stanley Hunter, Williams is a Texas Southern University graduate. He has accepted a position Andre Booker, Earwin McCulloch, Lehman Walker, Robert Stevenson, Bruce Watkins, Gerald Shoals, and Tim Smith. as Assistant Professor in the Chemistry 64
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Department at Prairie View University in Texas; (4) William Bell, a University of Arizona graduate, who is a high school counselor in Tucson School District No. 1.; (5) John W. Keith, a recently retired Air Force Officer. Brother Keith is a North Carolina A & T graduate and is presently employed by the Union Bank, Tucson. Eta Psi Lambda hosted its second Annual Luncheon at the University of Arizona to honor Black male high school s t u d e n t s with excellent academic records. Eleven seniors from high schools in the Tucson area with a " B " average were honored. The honorees were presented a certificate and given assistance through the Office of the Assistant to the President, University of Arizona (Brother Felix Goodwin) to insure that those who desired to attend were given an opportunity to enter the university. In 1974, 15 Black male seniors were honored. Of those 15, ten have continued their education in colleges or universities. Six of the ten are attending the University of Arizona. Eta Psi Lambda sponsored a university coed in the Miss Black Tucson Pageant. Joyce Flannigan, a nursing college student, was first runner-up in the contest. Also, Brothers Charles Todd and Felix Goodwin were included in Who's Who in Black America. The chapter's major event of the year was a Bicentennial Awards Banquet in honor of Brother Jesse Owens. The chapter felt that Brother Owens should be honored in this, our Bicentennial Year. Forty years ago, in 1936, Brother Owens electrified the world with his feats at Olympics in Berlin, Germany. The Bicentennial Awards Banquet was held to honor Brother Owens and selected high school and college athletes. Student awardees from the University of Arizona were: Al Fleming, basketball; Wardell Gilbreath, track; and, Bruce Hill, football (quarterback). The high school awardee was Danny Jackson, a Tucson High School senior. Outstanding in football, basketball, and track, Jackson was selected by Arizona coaches as the Outstanding Athlete in the State of Arizona. He was presented a gift certificate by the chapter. A film clip of Brother Owens' participation in the 100 meter dash in 1936 opened the evening, with Regis McCauley, a local news sportswriter, serving as Master of Ceremonies. McCauley had covered Brother Owens' track exploits when he attended high school in Ohio. The affair was attended by nearly 4 0 0 Tucson and Phoenix citizens. The Sphinx / October 1976
Brothers of Eta Psi Lambda (Tucson, Arizona) and visiting brothers pose with Brother Jesse Owens, following the Bicentennial Awards Banquet given by the chapter honoring his Olympic achievements of 40 years ago. Brother Owens is 5th from left, front row.
Among other chapter activities, Eta Psi Lambda is supporting the campaign of Brother Henry Ryan for the Tucson School Board and Brother Felix Goodwin received the Male Outstanding Citizen Award for Tucson. The award was made by Una Noche Plateada Board, Inc., a non-profit, multi-cultural organization in the city. Eta Psi Lambda has established a scholarship fund at the University of Arizona. The scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving Black male graduate of a Tucson high school each year. The first check was presented to the University at the Annual Awards Luncheon for Black Male High School Seniors. -Felix Goodwin
California The following is just a footnote to let the Brothers of Alpha know that the West Coast is alive and well, and active and growing! On June 9, 1976, Beta Psi Lambda Chapter of Los Angeles hosted a cocktail party at the West Los Angeles home of Brother Clinton Minnis, the outgoing Chapter President. The affair was in honor of and in tribute to General President Walter Washington. Brother Washington was in Los Angeles to deliver an address to a Black Business Conference. On June 12th Beta Psi Lambda inducted three new members into the ranks of Alpha. They are Brother James
Hobby, a successful real estate broker and co-owner of several Century 21 franchises in the Metropolitan Los Angeles area. Brother Hobby is a graudate of California State UniversityLos Angeles with a degree in Business Administration; Brother Henry Brockington Thomas, better known as Brother Brockington due to the fact that his father (Henry Thomas) is also an active member of the chapter. Brother Brockington is currently studying for his master's degree in Public Administration at UCLA; and Brother James Rice, a recent graduate of Stanford University. Brother Rice sought out Alpha with the knowledge "that Alpha could help him to reach his maximum potential" both as a man and a Brother. He, too, is currently studying towards a Masters d e g r e e in Public Administration. In the continuing spirit of cooperation and through the supreme efforts of Brother Anthony Bernez, along with Brothers Francis Richardson, Richard Tatum, Thaddeus Hobbs, Lumus Byrd, Thomas Robinson and others, 12 new Brothers crossed the burning sands at the University of California at Santa Barbara, also on June 12th. Mu Kappa Chapter at that school was established with this event. On hand to see that the ceremony was properly conducted were several brothers from Beta Psi Lambda and brothers from San Francisco and Riverside. This remarkable feat was accomplished primarily by Brother Anthony Bernez, the Dean of Pledgees and, at that time, the only Alpha on the UC-Santa Barbara cam65
pus. Originally the line consisted of 15 Sphinxmen and only three faltered along the way. Those who crossed will have a lifetime of memories, as this writer can attest. Charter members of Mu Kappa are: Duane Bennett; Michael Betts; Peter Bostic; Eric Brooks; Geoffrey Brown; Terry Brown; Ennis Cooper; James Howard; Steven Llorens; Milton Payne; Stanley Rogers; and, Gregory Smith; and, Anthony Bernez. A toast to Brother Anthony and the Brothers of Mu Kappa! •Hodari Kinamo
Welcome, Mu Kappa! Chapter President Tony Bernez is at left. Group photo shows (top row - I to r) P. Bostic, E. Cooper, S. Rogers; (center • I to r) T. Bernez, J. Howard M Payne, M. Betts, G. Brown, S. Llorens; (kneeling -Itor) T. Brown, E. Brooks D Bennett and G. Smith.
California Since our last report, Zeta Beta Lambda Chapter (Sacramento) has been quite active. The chapter was well represented at the Western Regional Convention in San Jose, with Brothers Clifton West (Chapter President), Curtis Woodard, Irvin Gipson, and Augustin Fairfax serving as delegates. Brother Cllifford Basfield, Northern District Director, was also in attendance. Nondelegate brothers attending were Al Henderson, Arunious Gay, Vernon Freeman, Herman Smith, Fred Wilkins, Charles Townsel, and James Patterson. On May 27th Brothers Irvin Gipson and Curtis Woodard co-chaired a Chapter Smoker. Thirty brothers and twentythree guests attended, with several guests expressing an interest in becoming members of Alpha Phi Alpha. Perhaps the highlight of the chapter's social activity took place on June 4th, when Brother (Dr.) and Mrs. John W. Hudson hosted a "Pot Luck" party in their beautiful home on South Wales Drive, where the brothers and their wives and /or sweethearts enjoyed an evening of fellowship and fun. •Augustin Fairfax
Delta Psi Lambda Chapter in Denver, Colorado is busy preparing for its role as the host for the 1977 Western Regional Convention, to be held here next Easter time. Chapter officers for the 1976-77 year are: Melvin J. Norton, President; Morron Smith, Vice President; Walter
Epting, Corresponding Secretary; Thomas Bell, Recording Secretary; Sam Merrill, Financial Secretary; Lawrence Ogletree, Treasurer; Charles Bright, Chaplain; Jay Taylor, Editor-tothe-Sphinx; John Dillard, Sergeant-atArms and Historian. Jay Taylor
Brother Melvin J. Norton President, Delta Psi Lambda
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annual formal affair. Also, the chapter members were feted by the Alpha Wives Auxiliary in July for an awards banquet at the Officers Club of the Alameda Naval Air Station. The event, a Thank-You Banquet, was the Alpha Wives Auxiliary's way of expressing their appreciation to those who have supported their philanthropic endeavors over the last year. The men of Alpha and other guests enjoyed a lavish buffet dinner
California Gamma Phi Lambda Chapter of Berkeley, California hosted a DinnerDance, held at the Claremont Hotel in the Berkeley Hills prior to the Alpha General Convention. The chapter members, wives, and guests listened to an address by the Honorable Ronald Dellums, Congressman from Oakland, during the dinner hour. Following the dinner, 400 other guests arrived for the
and dancing after the Auxiliary presented Gamma Phi Lambda Chapter with a check for $ 5 0 0 for its educational program. Another $ 5 0 0 check was presented by the Auxiliary to the NAACP for a Life Membership in the organization. After the presentations the President of Gamma Phi Lambda, Brother Luther Harris, was called upon to install the new officers of the Alpha Wives Auxiliary. Paul Forbes
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A Gala Affair! The Gamma Phi Lambda Dinner-Dance. At top left, Brother Herman Long, Scholarship Chairman, receives $500 check from Mrs. Verna Joshua, Financial Secretary of the Alpha Wives Auxiliary. Top right • Outgoing Alpha Wives President Mrs. Dorothy Sylvester accepts NAACP Life Membership plaque from Mrs. Virginia Robinson, Bay Area NAACP Life Membership Chairperson. Some of the brothers present at the Dinner-Dance were (bottom • I to r) Luther Harris, Levester Williams, Luchan Baker, Rogernald Jackson, Richard Cartwright, Maurice Henderson, James DeWitt, Lester Davis, Richard Lankford, James Cato, James Joshua, Harold Cotton, Rev. R. C. Thomas, and Frank Gardner. The Sphinx / October 1976
dfflfc 1976 PRICE LIST
Alpha Phi Alpha Rings are now available only through the General Office. Base price is $ 7 9 . 0 0 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.
A PHI A Medallion (with Black and Gold Ribbon).. .$4.25
(1) Life Member Pin - $10.00 (2) Black & Gold Lapel Pin - $2.00 (3) Pledge Buttons - $1.75 + Tax
(4) A PHI A Decals - 3 for $1.00, 50' each (now available directly through the General Office)
Sphinxman Handbook - $2.00 Ritual - $1.00 (Limit TWO per chapter)
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OmGga C b a p t e R Brother Dr. ROBERT K. ANDERSON, 4 1 , of Augusta, Georgia, entered Omega Chapter on May 18, 1976 at University Hospital in that city. Born in Atlanta, Dr. Anderson was reared in Augusta. Known to friends as "Bobby K", he attended Haines Institute and graduated from Morehouse College and received his M.D. degree from Meharry Medical College. Brother Anderson was the first and only Black psychiatrist in Augusta and was employed at Veterans Administration Hospital. He formerly practiced in Waynesboro, Georgia. A member of Alpha Chi Lambda Chapter in Augusta, he was affiliated with the following organizations: Morehouse Alumni Club, Stoney Medical,Dental and Pharmaceutical Society; the National Medical Association; the Georgia Medical Association; and, the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Brother Anderson was reared by his devoted foster parents, Mrs. Lillie Kay Buckner and the late Charlie Buckner. Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Tanya B. Anderson; his son, Geoffrey Todd Anderson; mother, Mrs. Mildred Lovelist; father-in-law, Howard Norfleet; five brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; and two aunts.
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Brother Roscoe D. Camp, Jr.
Brother WILLIAM H. BROWNE, III entered Omega Chapter on June 16, 1976 in Chicago. Brother Browne was Assistant Director, Quality Assurance Division of Argonne National Laboratories in Lemont, Illinois. A native Chicagoan, he was born on February 25 1 9 2 1 , the eldest son of Julia Barksdale Browne and William H. Browne, II. A graduate of Englewood High School (1938), he held a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois (1942) and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago (1965). He spent the years between 1948 and 1964 at International Harvester Company as a research metallurgist and published in a number of scholarly journals. For the past seven years he had been associated with Argonne National Laboratory. He had been an active member of the American Society for Metals; the Forty Club; and was president of the board of the Jane Dent Home for the Aged and past president of the Mid-West Association for Sickle Cell Anemia. Surviving are his widow, Elizabeth; his daughter, Christine Colson, and son, William H. Browne, IV; his brother, Robert S. Browne; his mother, Mrs. Harry Patterson, and his half-sister, Wendelle Browne. The Sphinx / October 1976
Brother ROSCOE DAVIDSON CAMP, JR., Director of Public Relations and Sports Information at Bethune-Cookman College and Publicity Director for the Southern InterCollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), entered Omega Chapter on July 18, 1976. Brother Camp was born in Thomasville, North Carolina. He grew up in High Point, NC, where he attended both elementary and high school. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1954-58 and was an announcer for the Armed Forces Radio. During 1957-58 he was an announcer and newscaster for radio station WGYW, Vallejo, California. Brother Camp later graduated from Savannah State College where he had served as a student assistant in public relations. While in college, he was a radio announcer at night and a play-by-play sportscaster on weekends for WSOK, Savannah. In 1 9 6 1 , he joined the Associated Counselors Public Relations Firm in Washington, and also served as sports director of the Associated Correspondence News Service, the nation's first Black wire service. In 1963, he organized his own public relations firm and served such accounts as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the NAACP, the Washington Police Department, and several government agencies. During the Selma crisis, he was a member of a committee of seven civil rights leaders who met with then Vice President Hubert Humphrey and later with President Lyndon Johnson in an effort to send federal troops to the racially troubled area. Brother Camp moved to Daytona Beach and started work at B-CC in 1965. He was named Staff Member of the Year in 1968. As sponsor of the campus yearbook and newspaper, he earned top honors for three consecutive years. He was named Publicity Director of the SIAC in 1970 and was credited with publicizing B-CC football players among NFL scouts. Brother Camp also used his extensive background in broadcasting to organize the campus radio station WBCC in the early 1970's to give journalism students exposure to broadcast journalism. Survivors include his wife, Claudette D.; a son, Roscoe D. Ill; three daughters, Angelique, Monique, and Veronique; his stepmother; three sisters; and four brothers.
Brother GEORGE W. DRAPER, II, 55, an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court since 1971 and a former law professor, prosecutor and legal official in St. Louis, entered Omega Chapter on July 16, 1976. Brother Draper was an Assistant Professor of Law at Lincoln University Law School from 1948 to 1950, practiced law in St. Louis from 1950 to 1952, and was an Assistant Circuit Attorney in the prosecutor's office in St. Louis from 1952 to 1954. In 1957 he was appointed as the Chief Trial Assistant to the Circuit Attorney in St. Louis. Judge Draper became an Assistant Attorney General, Chief of the Criminal Appeals Section, for Missouri in November, 1 9 6 1 , under Thomas F. Eagleton as State Attorney General. In 1964, he was ap69
pointed as the Director of Legal Services for the St. Louis Human Development Corporation. Brother Draper moved to Washington in 1965, where he served as Chief Counsel of the Metropolitan Department of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. From May, 1968, until his Superior Court appointment by former President Richard M. Nixon, Judge Draper was with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as Deputy General Counsel and Deputy Executive Director. Brother Draper was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1947 from Howard University with a bachelor's degree and a law degree. He received a master's law degree from New York University in 1948. He is survived by his wife, Bessie; three sons, George William III, Thornton Collins, and Wesley Robert; his mother, Mrs. Grace Draper Smith; and one brother, Harry Draper. A memorial scholarship and loan fund for married law students is being established at Howard University in his honor.
Brother Dr. EDWARD B. EVANS, SR. President-Emeritus of Prairie View A & M University, entered the Omega Chapter, July 3, 1976, at St. Luke's Hospital, Houston, Texas. Dr. Evans was born May 7 1894, in Jackson County, Missouri. He graduated from Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missouri, in 1912, and received the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1918 from Iowa State College. He was married to the late Lucille Lewis of Dallas, Texas, in 1920. To this union were born a daughter, Ada Louise, and a son, Edward, Jr. Mrs Lucille Evans passed in 1958, and Dr. Evans later married Mrs. Canzetta Mosley of Prairie View, Texas. Dr. Evans' association with Prairie View A&M University and the Prairie View Community covers a period of fifty-eight years. He was a staff member at the University from 1918 until 1966 when he retired as President-Emeritus. Following his retirement, he continued to reside at Prairie View and was active in University and Waller County affairs and activities. During his tenure at Prairie View, Brother Evans served as Vice-Principal, Coordinator of Instruction, Director of the Division of Agriculture, and in other positions. He served as State Leader for Negro Extension Work from 1941 -1946. He was elected as Principal of Prairie View in 1946, and when the title was changed from Principal to President, he was inaugurated in 1948 as the first President. Dr. Ed Evans was intensely interested in athletics and was one of the founders of the Southwestern Athletic Conference in 1920, and served as president in 1940. In 1935, he and other athletic officials of Negro colleges in the Southwest founded the Coaches and Officials Association. He established the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in 1944. He was President of the Association of Negro Land Grant College Presidents in 1951-52. He served as consultant and advisor to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Point Four Program in Pakistan, Egypt and Ethiopia. In 1969, Dr. Evans visited ten African Independent Countries under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Africa and later became Texas Consul for the Republic of Senegal. Dr. Evans was the recipient of the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards, Boy Scouts of America, Hoblitzelle Award for contributions in the field of Rural Development ($5,000 and gold medallion); National 4-H Club Award and many 70
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others. He was a member of many commissions, advisory panels, councils and organizations - too many to list here. His association with the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was a source of great pride and covered a period of more than half of his life. He was a charter member of Epsilon Tau Lambda at Prairie View and remained an active participant in all of the activities until his death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Canzetta M. Evans of Prairie View; a daughter, Mrs. Ada L. Canady of Los Angeles, California; a son, Edward, Jr. of Houston, Texas, and six grandchildren.
Brother WILLIAM I. GIBSON entered Omega Chapter on August 2 1 , 1976. Born in Hampton, Virginia on January 27, 1904, Brother Gibson attended Hampton Institute, Ferres Institute, and Ohio State University. He received his Masters degree from the Columbia School of Journalism and was among the first Blacks to receive a degree in that field. Brother Gibson began his newspaper career with the Norfolk Journal and Guide and moved on to the Afro-American in Baltimore where he began as a reporter, later sports editor, managing editor, and Editor-in-Chief. He remained with the Afro-American for 25 years. He ended his newspaper career as editor for the News American Papers. He was a faithful member of the Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Baltimore and a member of the Methodist Men. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Afro-American Newspapers. He is survived by his wife, Ivora King Gibson; son, William I. Gibson, Jr.; two cousins; and other relatives and friends.
Brother Dr. H. JAMES GREEN, II entered Omega Chapter on July 12, 1976. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Greene was a retired principal in the Duval County (FL) School System, having served as principal of James Weldon Johnson Junior High for 16 years. He was a member and trustee of the Mount Olive AME Church. Brother Greene was a charter member of the Ambassador Social Club; Flajax Club of Daytona Beach; Phi Delta Kappa; and the UNCF. He served as Trustee and Director of Student Finances at Bethune-Cookman College and was an officer and member of the Florida State Teachers Association. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Thelma Greene; a son, H. James Greene III; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Madelyn Greene; aunt, Mrs. Cora Gathers; and other relatives and friends.
Brother ROCHELL HARRIS of Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter, Albany, Georgia (Omega Chapter, 1976). The Sphinx / October 1976
Brother Dr. WILLIAM H. HIGGINS, a native of Chicago, Illinois, entered Omega Chapter on April 18 1976. The Reverend Dr. Higgins was a product of the Chicago high schools, Bethune-Cookman College, Meharry Medical College of Dentistry, and the Inter-Denominational Theological Center of Atlanta. He practiced dentistry for 18 years before entering the ministry as a full-time United Methodist minister. In changing to the ministry, he followed a life-long desire to preach the gospel as had his illustrious grandfather, the Rev. M. C. B. Mason. At the time of his death he was serving a congregation in Lake City, Florida, and performing most meritorious service as Chaplain at the Reception and Medical Center of the Florida State System of Corrections at Lake Butler, Florida. Surviving him in his immediate family are his wife, Cleo, Chairman of the Division of Humanities of Bethune-Cookman College; two sons, Kyle Everett, 20, and Sean Craig, 13, and his sister, Miriam H Thomas, Food Chemist with the U. S. Army. Dr. Higgins was a brilliant and ever-active man in several walks of life. His wit and humor were readily impressive characteristics long remembered by all he met and knew. He loved people of all types and levels of being and achievement. One of the charter members of Delta Beta Chapter at Bethune-Cookman College, he was an outspoken, courageous leader who helped to promote understanding, respect and vision among the people of Palatka, Florida during the sieges of racial hatred in nearby St. Augustine during the 1960's. At the time of his death he was a member of the U.S. Jaycees; Vice Chairman of the Bi-Racial Committee of Columbia County, Lake City, Florida; The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce; The NAACP; Masons; Elks; the National Dental Association; ADA Florida Medical, Dental, Pharmaceutical, Nursing Association; Theta Phi International Honor Society; and Secretary of the American Protest Correctional Chaplains Association. Brother JOSEPH DANIEL McGHEE, 84, of Atlanta, Georgia, entered Omega Chapter on August 28, 1976. Prior to an extended illness, Brother McGhee was Director of Publicity at Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He was the retired Public Relations Director of South Carolina State College (Orangeburg) and had worked in a similar capacity at other colleges. Born in Atlanta in 1892, he attended Atlanta University and later graduated from Lincoln University (PA) with the A.B. degree. He was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha on October 12, 1917. Brother McGhee set up and was the first president of Atlanta's Eta Lambda Chapter (1921) and set up undergraduate chapters at Taladega College and Tuskegee Institute during the same year. In 1929 he set up the college chapter at South Carolina State College (Orangeburg); in 1935 the college chapter in Columbia, South Carolina; and, in 1947, the alumni chapter in Orangeburg. Upon retirement and return to Atlanta, he reaffiliated with Eta Lambda and was very active. Brother McGhee maintained a genuine interest in sports for youth, especially tennis. He sponsored the McGhee Tennis Tournament, named for him, which is still functioning. A member of Atlanta's Extra Point Club, he helped foster and supported many fledgling sports participants. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of Atlanta's famed Hungry Club Forum. Survivors include his wife of six years, Mrs. Mittie Garrick McGhee; three step-children; and five grandchildren. The Sphinx / October 1976
Brother MILDREN MONTGOMERY, a prominent Dallas, Texas businessman, entered Omega Chapter on July 1o! 1976. Brother Montgomery was the founder and President of Garland Foods, a meat processing firm. His company was recently featured in Black Enterprise magazine as the 6th largest Black business in the nation, with gross annual revenues of over $16 million. Brother Montgomery was initiated in Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter in Dallas. He was a graduate of Prairie View A & M University, with a Masters degree in Chemistry. Active in the community activities of Dallas, he had served as a Trustee of the Dallas County Community College District. He was also very involved with the Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Alliance for Minority Enterprise.
Brother JUDGE EDWARDS PAGE..M.D., entered Omega Chapter on July 5, 1976. Born in Latta, South Carolina, he was a Life Member and affiliated with Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter in Dallas, Texas. Brother Page was a graduate of Norristown (PA) High School, Lincoln University (PA), and Meharry Medical College. He did his internship at Harlem Hospital, New York City. Brother Page served his country as a Captain in the U.S Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Prior to coming to Dallas he practiced medicine for ten years in Reading, Pennsylvania and had maintained his medical practice in Dallas since 1 9 6 1 . He was instrumental in establishing Forest Avenue Hospital which was the city's first Black hospital. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and an associated member of St. Marks A.M.E. Zion Church. Dr. Page was a member of numerous medical societies, as well as being a Life Member of the NAACP, Board Member of the Metropolitan YMCA, a member of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Fraternal Order of Elks, Master Mason of King David Lodge No. 1 5 1 , Dale Consistory, Knights of Pythias. His most devoted activity was serving as Chairman of the Board of Forest Avenue Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jessie Page; two daughters, Balerie and Lisa; one son, Jeffrey, all of Dallas; and one brother, George Page of Linden, New Jersey.
Brother FORREST LIVINGSTON PARR, one of Pittsburgh's most prominent businessmen, entered Omega Chapter on Saturday, October 4, 1975 after a brief illness in West Penn Hospital. Brother Parr received a Bachelor of Science degree in 71
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Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. For many years he worked in the engineering field as a state licensed Professional Engineer, and was in private practice for a number of years. For the ten years prior to his demise he was President of the Business and Job Development Corporation. Brother Parr served on the boards of many national and local committees related to his professional and civic work. "Bud," as he was affectionately known to his family and friends, served as a board member of the Urban League Housing Committee; Harbison Properties, Inc. (Columbia, SC); the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce; Action Housing of Pittsburgh; Small Business Administration National Advisory Council; Minority Business Opportunity Committee; Pittsburgh Labor Management Advisory Council; Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwest Pennsylvania & Corporation Fund; Pittsburgh Business Resource Center; Pittsburgh Educational Television (WQED); and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Minority Business Development. For many of his friends, however, it was Bud's religious commitment that made them love and respect him. He was one of the charter members of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church; President of the Men's League; President of the Board of Trustees; member of the Choir; Chairman of the church's 50th Anniversary Committee; and, member of the Session. He was elected Moderator of the Pittsburgh Presbytery in 1968 and was serving as Chairman of the Validation Committee for the Self Development of People when he passed. On the General Assembly level he served as a member of the former Board of National Missions, United Presbyterian Foundation, and Presbyterian Economic Development Corporation in New York, New York. He also served on Synod Committees. His Mason affiliations were member and Past Master of the Golden Shield Lodge No. 69 F & AM, member of the St. Cyprian Consistory No. 4, and member of Sahara Temple No. 2 Imperial Council. He was cited as "Churchman of the Year" in 1969 by the Pittsburgh Council of Churches, "Businessman of the Year" by the Pittsburgh Jaycees, and received awards from the Chartiers Valley Community Association and the Art Club of Pittsburgh. Brother Parr is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Alyce V. Hobson, and a host of relatives and friends. Bud will be greatly missed in the church, in the community, and in all the activities in which he was part. 72
Brother BRENT T. PENDLETON entered Omega Chapter on May 29, 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio. A native of Winchester, Kentucky, he graduated from the public schools in that city and later matriculated at Tuskegee Institute, where he received his certification in Industrial Arts in 1927. He went on to West Virginia State College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1933. Brother Pendleton did additional studies toward a Master of Science degree at Ohio State University and Xavier University. Brother Pendleton joined the staff of Lockland Wayne High School in 1938 and taught in the Lockland school system until his retirement in 1973. He gave 35 years of faithful service. Brother Pendleton was the first Driver Education instructor in the Lockland school system, and also taught biological science. He taught for five years prior to coming to the Lockland school system. At his passing, Brother Pendleton was Secretary of the Stewart Board of Bethel AME Church. His other affiliations were; Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha (Delta Gamma Lambda Chapter); NAACP, Membership Committee; Urban League, Board Member; Tuskegee/Cincinnati Alumni Club, President; Kentucky Ran, President; and Schoolmen Club, President. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Lou Ella Toliver Pendleton, and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Brother Harry 0. Schell, Sr.
Brother HARRY OVERTON SCHELL, SR. (Omega Chapter) was a prominent Gary, Indiana attorney and a member of Gamma Rho Lambda Chapter in that city. Brother Schell was born January 18, 1906 in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from high school, he attended Atlanta University, the University of Chicago, and graduated from Fisk University. He moved to Gary and taught at East Pulaski and Roosevelt High Schools for six years. He joined the First Baptist Church and was baptized by the late Rev. Charles E. Hawkins. On August 11, 1933, Brother Schell was married to the former Jane Leeke. They were parents of one son, Harry O. Schell, Jr. Brother Schell earned his law degree from Indiana University Law School and began the practice of law in Gary in 1938 with the firm of Murray, Wilson, and Schell. He served as City Attorney of Gary during 1959-63 during the administration of Mayor George Chacharis. He was a member of the Lake County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He was a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha and the NAACP. He served as president of the Gary Branch NAACP during its early history. He was a member of Club 13 and the Mr. and Mrs. Club. The Sphinx / October 1976
Brother Dr. JACOB T. STEWART, former Southwestern Vice President of Alpha Phi Alpha and Dean of the Grambling State University College of Business and Applied Program for 17 years, entered Omega Chapter on Thursday, June 24, 1976, following a short illness. Dr. Stewart was a Life Member of Alpha and a stalwart in his chapter, Epsilon Kappa Lambda, and all of Alphadom. He was an active member of Epsilon Kappa Lambda and had served several terms as its president. Dr. Stewart, 60, had headed the Department of Business at Grambling from 1956 to 1970, prior to assuming the post of Dean. Before coming to Grambling in 1956, he had headed the Department of General Business at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Brother Stewart, a native of Dinwiddle County, Virginia, graduated from Hampton Institute High School and received a B.S. degree in business education from Hampton Institute. He obtained his M.A. degree from the University of California and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, both in business administration. Dr. Stewart was a warden and charter member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Grambling and served as a member of the Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana for three years. He also served as a consultant for small businesses and credit unions, and was the architect of the Grambling State University Industry Cluster. He was director of Region IV of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and was listed in "Who's Who in the South and Southwest" and "Outstanding Educators of America." He was a veteran of World War II. Dr. Stewart is survived by his widow, Ruth Stewart; one daughter, Karen; and a son, Robert (all of Grambling); his mother, Mrs. Ida Lee Stewart of Petersburg, Virginia; six brothers; and four sisters. A void has been left in Alpha Phi Alpha which can never be filled; he was all things to Alpha Phi Alpha and gave many hours of his time toward keeping Alpha in the forefront. Our jewel joins the Founding Jewels as our rallying yell begins, high above Cayuga's waters.
Brother WALTON B. STEWART, 62, entered Omega Chapter on May 20, 1976 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At the time of his death he was head of the Mathematics Department of Roosevelt Junior High School. A former Wisconsin state legislator, Brother Stewart was a native of Henderson, Tennessee and received the B.S. degree in Education from Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee. Later he taught school in his home town, served as High School Principal and N.Y.A. Director. He did postgraduate work at both Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin. Brother Stewart served as Chairman of the Board of Managers at the former YMCA North Side Branch and in 1964 was the first Black elected to the Board of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. Active in the Democratic Party, he served as Chairman of the 9th Senate District; Vice Chairman of the 2nd Ward Democratic unit; a member of the Democratic National Policy Committee; and as a delegate to the 1952 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He was a member of the Milwaukee Secondary Association, the Wisconsin Educator's Association, School Master's Club, NAACP, and Prince Hall Masons. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; and two brothers, James (Corinth, MS) and Robert (Knoxville, TN). The Sphinx / October 1976
Brother DONALD JAMES WALDON of Aberdeen, Maryland entered Omega Chapter on February 9, 1976. Born December 20, 1932 in Moultrie, Georgia, Brother Waldon was a graduate of Moultrie Consolidated High School for Negro Youth and Hampton Institute (Va). A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. In 1956, Brother Waldon began employment as a mathmetician at Aberdeen Proving Ground. For the past twelve years he served in the capacity of supervisory operations research analyst for the Support Weapons Analyst Branch of Ground Warfare Division of A.M.S.A.A. Brother Waldon was a charter member of lota Alpha Lambda Chapter and served as its President for two terms. He later served as Chairman of the Educational Activities Committee. He was especially interested in this area of chapter activity. Unfortunately, for him and the chapter, Brother Waldon suffered an illness which prevented him from remaining active during the last four years. He maintained an interest in the Chapter and was always pleased to be kept abreast of its activities. A Memorial Service was held at the Union United Methodist Church in Aberdeen on Friday, February 13, 1976, at which Alpha brothers conducted the Omega Chapter Ceremony. Funeral services were held on February 15th in Moultrie, Georgia. Brother Waldon is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nannie Poole Waldon; two teenage daughters, Denise and Donna; his mother and father; one brother and two sisters.
Brother FRANK WILEY, of Buford, Georgia, entered Omega Chapter in June of this year. Principal of the Buford Elementary School, Brother Wiley was a member of Eta Lambda Chapter in Atlanta. Born March 17, 1938 in Athens, Georgia, he was educated at Athens High and Industrial School, received the B.A. degree from Clark College and his M.A. degree from Atlanta University. Brother Wiley went to Buford Elementary and High School in 1961 as a band teacher, becoming principal of Greenardzwatson School in 1965, and in 1970 he was appointed principal of Buford Elementary. His affiliations included the Georgia Association of Educators, National Association of Elementary School Principals, Gwinnett County EOA Advisory Board, Buford Civic Club, and the Cavaliers. Survivors include his wife, Joyce, and three children, Tracy Terri, and Valencia. 73
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George B. Keller
Nathaniel A. Murray
Robert H. Ogle
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GENERAL OFFICERS GENERAL PRESIDENT — Walter Washington Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS 39096 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY — William H. Walker 4432 Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653 GENERAL TREASURER — Leven C. Weiss 4676 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, Ml 48235 GENERAL COUNSEL — Albert Holland, Jr 31 Hickory Hill Rd., Tappan, NY 10983 HISTORIAN — Charles H. Wesley 1824 Taylor Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20011 COMPTROLLER — Charles C. Tearner 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122 DIRECTOR-GENERAL CONVENTIONS — Kermit J. Hall 100 Fairview Ave., Yeadon, PA 19050 VICE PRESIDENTS EASTERN — Henry G. Glllem, Sr MIDWESTERN — Thomas D. Pawley, III SOUTHERN — Ozell Sutton SOUTHWESTERN — George W. Thompson WESTERN — Rogernald Jackson ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS EASTERN REGION — Thomas Allston, III MIDWESTERN REGION — Darryl R. Matthews SOUTHERN REGION — Anthony Thomas SOUTHWESTERN REGION — Chauncey P. Reeves WESTERN REGION — Jesse C. Wineberry
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. GENERAL OFFICE: 4432 Martin Luther King Drive Chicago, IL 60653 William H. Walker, Executive Secretary James B. Blanton, Assistant Executive Secretary Michael J. Price, Assistant Executive Secretary Editor-in-Chief, The SPHINX Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation, Inc. J. L Hunt, Chairman P.O. Box 73743 Scotland Branch Post Office Baton Rogue, LA 70807 Or. Edward W. Ballard, Vice Chairman William H. Walker, Secretary Leven C. Weiss, Treasurer Albert Holland, Counsel Stenson Broaddus, Asst. Secretary William Decker Clarke Ernest N. Morial William Alexander* Morris W.Hatchett Larry Earvin Dr. Walter Washington, EX OFFICIO Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. William Ross, Jr., Chairman 3900 Ford Road — No. 17-I Philadelphia, PA 19131 Ivan L Cotman, Vice Chairman William H. Walker, Secretary Leven C Weiss, Treasurer Albert Holland, Counsel Jesse Sterling Walter Sullivan Reby Cary Marvin Jones Dr. Walter Washington, EX OFFICIO •OMEGA CHAPTER
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NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN 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., Itta Bena, 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 - c/o SPA/REDCO, LTD., 1 EastWacker Dr.-Suite 1800 Chicago, IL 60601 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 - lackson 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
PAST GENERAL PRESIDENTS Moses Melvin Morrison* Roscoe C. Giles* Frederick Miller Drawer " M " Mound Bayou, MS 38762 Charles H. Garvin* Henry L Dickason* Henry Arthur Callis* Howard H. Long* W. A. Pollard* Daniel D. Fowler* L L McGee* S. S. Booker* Raymond W. Cannon 2008 Virginia Road Los Angeles, CA 90016 B. Andrew Rose* Charles H. Wesley 1824 Taylor Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20011 Rayford W. Logan 3001 Veazey Terrace, N.W., No. 326 Washington, DC 20008 Belford V. Lawson, Jr. 1140 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 A. Maceo Smith 4557 Shady Hill Dallas, TX 75229 Frank L Stanley, Sr.* Myles A. Paige 4124 Kenway Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90008 William H. Hale* T. Winston Cole 124 S.W. 23rd Gainesville, FL 32601 Lionel H. Newsom Central State University Wilberforce, OH 45384 Ernest N. Morial 1101 Harrison Avenue New Orleans, LA 70122
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(Asterisk) indicates that address listed is not current. In this case a directory was submitted for 1974-75 but nol for 1975-76 NO REPORT indicates that the chapter has failed to report an address (tile a chapter directory) for two consecutive years prior to publication. In such cases no directory was filed for 1974-75 or 1975-76
Massachusetts (Area I)
Sigma (Metropolitan — #17) NO REPORT
COLLEGE CHAPTERS (DISTRICT I) Director McKinley A. DeShield , Ph.D. Dean, Coll. of Agriculture University of Liberia Monrovia, Liberia Africa (Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Kappa Phi (U of Liberia — Cuttington Coll. — #439) David Howell (A) Box 738 Monrovia, Liberia ALUMNI CHAPTERS 'Eta Epsilon Lambda (Monrovia, Liberia — #260) K. Jeffries Adorkor, Jr. (CS) P. 0. Box 55 Monrovia, Liberia Europe (Area II) * Theta Theta Lambda (Frankfort, Germany — #285) LTC Chester F. Johnson (CS) 63rd Finance Section APO, New York 09052 Caribbean (Area
* Theta Epsilon Lambda (St. Thomas, VI — #282) Ulysses J. Warrick, Jr. (CS) 2A-1 Harbour Ridge Skyline Drive Star Route St. Thomas, VI 00801 lota Sigma Lambda (St. Croix, VI — #518) NO REPORT Epsilon Theta Lambda (Hamilton, Bermuda — #219) NO REPORT A l i o (Area IV) Iota Epsilon Lambda (Saigon-Long Bmh, South Vietnam — #506) NO REPORT
NEW ENGLAND (DISTRICT II) Director McKinley Hackett Post Office Box 1287 Framingham, MA 01701
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) NO REPORT Connecticut (Area I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Zeta (Yale U — #6) Edward F. Honesty, Jr. (CS) 4861 Yale Station New Haven, CT 06520 ' Kappa Delta (U of Connecticut #423) Gerald 0. Coley (S) P.O. Box 454 Storrs, CT 06268 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Beta Sigma Lambda (Hartford — #161) R Lee Scott (P) 128 Fulton Street New Britain, CT 06051 * 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 Rhode Island (Ana III) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Gamma (Brown U — #25) Erroll G. Southers (CS) P.O. Box 1167 - Brown U Providence, Rl 02912 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Mu Theta Lambda (Providence — #553) Tophas Anderson 146 Lancaster Street Providence, Rl 02906
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New Hampshire (Area IV) Theta Zeta (Dartmouth College — #381) Michael Metcalf (P) Hinman Box 5024 — DC Hanover, NH 03755
NEW YORK STATE (DISTRICT I I I ) Director Clifford R. Clemmons 221-25 Manor Rd. Queens Village, NY 11427 Weitern New York State (Area 1) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Epsilon (U of Buffalo — #93) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Rho Lambda (Buffalo — #116) Frank Brown (P) 232 W Klein Road Williamsville, NY 14221 * Eta Rho Lambda (Rochester — #271) Charles Champion (P) 342 Bridgewood Street Rochester, NY 14612 Eta Theta Lambda (Wyandance — #263) NO REPORT Control New York State (Area I I I COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Zeta (Syracuse U — #94) NO REPORT Alpha (Cornell U — #1) Michael K. Tucker (S) Cornell U — U-jamao #113 Ithaca, NY 14853 ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Kappa Lambda (Syracuse — #511) NO REPORT lota Theta Lambda (Endicott — #509) Allen Lee (P) P. 0. Box 232 Endicott, NY 13760 Northeait 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
Advisor President Corresponding Secretary Secretary Financial Secretary Recording Secretary
ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota lota Lambda (Rome — #510) NO REPORT Theta Chi Lambda (Schenectady — #298) NO REPORT * Beta Pi Lambda (Albany — #159) Paul L. Sargent (S) P. 0. Box 737 Schenectady, NY 12301 "Hudson Valley" (Area IV) ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Kappa Upsilon Lambda (Mid-Hudson Valley — #540) Adedokin A. Oshoniyi (A) 16 Crossway Road Beacon, NY 12508 Eta Chi Lambda (Nyack — #276) Willie Bryant (S) Box 121 Orangebury, NY 10962 Eta Zeta Lambda (New Rochelle — #261) NO REPORT
(T) (ES) (VP) (OOP) (DP) (AS)
Treasurer Editor-to-The-Sphinx Vice President Dean of Pledges Dean of Pledges Assistant Secretary
Kappa Rho (C. W. Post College — #435) Sheldon Williams IS) P. 0. Box 125, C.W. Post College Greenvale, NY 11548 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma lota Lambda (Brooklyn-Long Island — #175) John M. Williams (S) 51 Alabama Avenue Hempstead, NY 11550 * Z3ta Zeta Lambda (St. Albans — #239) Theodore N. Collins P.O. Box 8 Cambria, NY 11211
NEW JERSEY (DISTRICT IV) Director Elbert C. Wisner 300 Lincoln Dr., Colonial Terr. Ocean, NJ 07112 N o r t h . r u New Jersey (Hndsen)
N.-w York C i t y (Metropolitan)
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Eta (Metropolitan — #7) NO REPORT ' Zeta Eta (Columbia U — #338) Stephen C. Walker (CS)) 534 W. 114th Street New York, NY 10025 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Gamma Lambda (New York — #125) L. H. Stanton 45 E. 135th Street New York, NY 10037 Kappa Xi Lambda (New York — #536) William D. Clarke (P) 20 West 64th St. Apt. #36-D New York, NY 10023 Irooblyn and Lang Island, New York (Area VI) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Chi (City of Brooklyn — #308) Darlton E. Haskins (CS) Brooklyn, NY 11217 * Theta Epsilon (Adelphi U — #380) Roger Carey (P) Adelphi U - Linen Hall Suite "D" Garden City, N.J. 11530
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Iota Rho (Newark College of Engineering — #413) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Theta Lambda (Teaneck — #531) NO REPORT Delta Mu Lambda (Montclair— #199) Lyman R. Lewis (P) 1427 Vivian Street Plainfield, NJ 07061 Alpha Alpha Lambda (Newark — #123) NO REPORT Beta Alpha Lambda (Jersey City — #145) NO REPORT Central New Jersey (Area I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Delta lota (Rutgers U — #97) Ricardo M. Davis (P) LP0 #12032 Livingston College New Brunswick, NJ 08903 lota Iota (Trenton State College — #406) Mike Bennett (P) Student Center — Trenton State Col Trenton, NJ 08625
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Ztta Nu Lambda (Plainfield — #245) NO REPORT * Theta Psi Lambda (Somerset — #299) Glenville Watson (CS) 18 Suttie Avenue Piscataway, NJ 0S854 Zeta lota Lambda (Trenton — #242) James Davis, Jr. (S) 70 Tyler Drive Willingboro, NJ 08046 C o a s t a l N e w Jersey (Area III) ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa lota Lambda (Burlington County— #532) Ernest J. Lawson (RS) 65 Torrington Lane Willingboro, NJ 08046 * Ztta Epsilon Lambda (Red Bank — #238) C. B. Cargile, Jr. (S) 1261 Old County Lane Road, E. Lakewood, NJ 08701 * Alpha Thata Lambda (Atlantic City — #130) Lawrence L. Stroud (RS) 805 S. Broad Street Pleasantville, NJ 08232
PENNSYLVANIA (DISTRICT V I
Nu (Lincoln U — #11) NO REPORT * Psi (U of Pennsylvania — #22) Jerry Godfrey (P) 6134 Columbia Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19151 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Rho (Philadelphia — #16) Thomas H. Watkins, Sr. (P) 847 N. Mt. Pleasant Road Philadelphia, PA 19119 Ztta Omicron Lambda (Philadelphia — #247) Charles L. Keels (P) 6121 Carpenter Street Philadelphia, PA 19143
DELAWARE. MARYLAND & D.C. (DISTRICT V I ) 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) Reuben Salters (P) 109 Bertrand Drive Dover, DE 19901
Director Frank Devine 6202 Washington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143
* Gamma Theta Lambda (Wilmington — #174) James A. Gray (P) P.O. Box 1622 Wilmington, DE 19899
M a r y l a n d North ( A r e a I I )
Kappa Epsilon Lambda (Landover — #528) Charles Guilford (P) P.O. Box 2188 Capital Plaze Dr. Hyattsville, MD 20784
* Gamma Nu Lambda (Lynchburg — #78) David L. Moseley (S) Rte 4, Box 330C Madison Heights, VA 24572
Zeta Lambda (Newport News — #106) Claude N. Carter (CS) 12 Suburban Pkwy. Hampton, VA 23661
Maryland Eastern (Area IV)
Southern Virginia ( A r e a I I I )
T i d e w a t e r South ( A r e a V I I )
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Delta Nu (U of Maryland, E S. — #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 — #262) NO REPORT
* 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. Oouglas, Jr. (S) 6521 Deary Strut Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Central Pennsylvania
Beta Alpha (Morgan State College — #45) Martin Ballard (CS) Cold Spring Lane & Hillen Road Baltimore, MD 21219 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * lota Alpha Lambda (Aberdeen — #502) Francis H. Harris (CS) P.O. Box 205 Aberdeen, MD 21001 Delta Lambda (Baltimore — #104) NO REPORT * Kappa Kappa Lambda (Baltimore — #533) Carl E. Bell (S) 6637 Knottwood Court Baltimore, MD 21214
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 V I I I Director George H. Johnson 3300 Lamb Avenue Richmond, VA 23222
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Ztta Thtta Lambda (Harrisburg — #241) NO REPORT Eastern Pennsylvania (Area III) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Psi (West Chester State CoHege — #353) Harvey Highland (S) 2455 Edgeley Street Philadelphia, PA 19121
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 Delta Nu Lambda (Danville — #200) NO REPORT
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Phi Lambda (Norfolk — #142) NO REPORT
'Epsilon Omicron Lambda (Lawrenceville — #225) Ernest L. Morse (CS) P. 0. Box 595 South Hill, VA 23970
* Epsilon lota Lambda (Suffolk — #220) Leon N. Harris (CS) 5548 Greenwood Rd. Suffolk, VA 23437
'Iota Tau Lambda (Charlotte Court House — #519) John A. Brown (S) P. 0. Box 221 Dillwyn, VA 23936
Epsilon Nu Lambda (Portsmouth — #223) NO REPORT
Northern Virginia ( A r e a I V )
ALUMNI CHAPTERS 'Zeta Upsilon Lambda (Reston — #252) Dr. Kermit Cockrell 12108 Stirrup Road Reston, VA 22070
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Iota Alpha (Washington & Lee U — #398) NO REPORT lota Beta (U of Virginia — #399) Louis W. Clayton, Jr. (P) P.O. Box 430 X, NCMB Station Charlottesville, VA 22903 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Gamma Alpha Lambda (Charlottesville — #167) Stephen D. Waters (S) Box 3036 Charlottesville, VA 22903
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Tau (U of Illinois — #18) Terrence A. Young (P) Box 2062 - Station A Champaign, IL 61820
Theta Rho Lambda (Arlington — #293) James Pierce, Jr. (P) 6618 4th Street, NW Washington, DC 20012
* Epsilon Kappa (Bradley U — #319) Ralph Buck (P) 1721 W. Fredonia Peoria, IL 61606
C e n t r a l Virginia ( A r e a V ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma (Virginia Union U — # 3 ) NO REPORT Theta Rho (Virginia Commonwealth U — #391) NO REPORT Beta Gamma (Virginia State College — #47) Herbert L. Hunter, Jr. (S) 221 Seward Hall Petersburg, VA 23803
lota Upsilon Lambda (Silver Spring — #520) John B. Walker, III P 0. Box 2233 Silver Spring, MO 20906
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta lota (Virginia Polytechnic U — #384) James Flemming (CS) P.O. Box 346 Blacksburg, VA 24060 ALUMNI CHAPTERS
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Gamma Lambda (Richmond — #147) C A. Pennington (S) 3212 Griffin Avenue Richmond, VA 23222
Alpha Kappa Lambda (Roanoke — #132) NO REPORT
" Eta Tau (Illinois State U — #371) Calvin 0. Matthews (A) 503 E. Willow Street Normal, IL 61761
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Omicron Lambda Beta (Champaign — #501) Jim Casey (P) P.O. Box 3263 — Country Fair Station Champaign, IL 61820
' Nu Lambda (Virginia State College — #112) Walter Elias, Jr. (P) Box 68 — VSC Petersburg, VA 23803
* Kappa Pi Lambda (Peoria #538) Sam Hayes (P) 2919 N. Redwood Peoria, IL 61606 ILLINOIS
Tidewater North (Area VI)
Director Ronald McBride 8828 S. Cornell Chicago, Illinois 60617
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Gamma lota (Hampton Institute — #75) Shedrick C. Lowndes, Jr. (CS) 104 Moton Hall Hampton Institute, VA 23668 * Kappa Pi (William I Mary — #434) Timothy E. Allmond (S) c/o Box 7042 —Campus P.O.—WMC Williamsburg, VA 23186 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Delta Beta lambda (Hampton — #190) Dr. Alfred P. McQueen (S) Box 6414 - Hampton Institute Hampton, VA 23668
* Zeta Hu (Eastern Illinois — #343) Otis Nelson (P) 1031 — 7th Street Charleston, IL 61920
* Theta Omicron (Millikin U — #389) Charles Jones, Jr. (A) 715 E. Clay St. Decatur, IL 62521
•Inn Ridqe South (Area II) * Kappa Phi Lambda (Columbia — #543) Melvin Blanheim (P) 9628 Basket Ring Road Columbia, MD 21045
William Ridgeway, Ph.D. Department of Zoology Eastern Illinois U Charleston, IL 61920
Blue Ridge N o r t h ( A r e a I I
(Ar.a III COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Camma Nu (Pennsylvania State College — #78) George W. Smth (VP) 340 E. Beaver Ave. — Apt. # 1 2 9 State College, PA 16801
Epsilon Pi (Norfolk State College — #324) Bruce A. Young, II (P) Box 2033 — NSC Norfolk, VA 23504
Washington, D.C. ( A r e a V )
COLLEGE CHAPTERS COLLEGE CHAPTERS Omicron (U of Pittsburgh — #14) NO REPORT
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Tau (St. Paul's Polytechnic — #305) NO REPORT
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta (Metropolitan — # 8 ) 0'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 IS) 917 Greenbrier DeKalb, IL 60115
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* Mu Mu (Elmhurst Col. — #452) Robert B. Moody ((A) 4940 S. East End, #15-B Chicago, IL 60615 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Xi Lambda (Chicago — # 1 1 3 ) NO REPORT
* Zeta Rho (Indiana State — #347) Milton A. Dumas (P) 727 N. 8th Terre Haute, IN 47807 Theta Xi (Ball State U. — #388) NO REPORT
* Zeta Xi Lambda (Evanston — #246) Theodore M. Harding (P) 1717 Greenwood St. Evanston, IL 60201
* lota Theta (Calumet College — 405) Johnny Isbell (S) 4935 Larkspur Dr. East Chicago, IN 46312
Theta Mu Lambda (Joliet — #288) NO REPORT
ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Lambda (Indianapolis — #109) Sterling Vasser (CS) Box 88181 Indianapolis, IN 46208
lota Delta Lambda (Chicago — #505) NO REPORT ' Kappa Chi Lambda (Waukegan — #544) George H. Dillard (CS) 804 Oakley Waukegan, IL 60085
Gamma Rho Lambda (Gary— #182) NO REPORT
Mu Alpha Lambda (Dekalb #546) NO REPORT
Theta Xi Lambda (South Bend — #290) INACTIVE
* Mu Delta Lambda (Springfield — #549) Milton P. Johnson (CS) 1801 Seven Pines Road Springfield, IL 62704
Theta Upsilon Lambda (Fort Wayne — #296) Jerry T. White (S) P. 0. Box 5076 Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Mu Mu Lambda (Glen Ellyn — #556) Ernest Gibson (P) 23 W. 235 Edgewood Ct. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 ILLINOIS
* Kappa Rho Lambda (Evansville — #539) James Landers (AS) 714 Bayard Park Drive Evansville, IN 47713
Director A. Wendell Wheaton, Esq. 2600 St. Louis Avenue East St. Louis, IL 62205 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Beta Eta (Southern Illinois U. —#51) Darold Tucker (P) P.O. Box 1002 Carbondale, IL 62901 * Eta Eta (Western Illinois U — #360) Maurice Redding (P) 700 Linden Lane — Apt. #606 Macomb, IL 61455 * lota Pi (SlU-Edwardsville — #412) Kevin R. Harper (P) Branch P.O. Box 1559 Edwardsville, IL 62025 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Delta Epsilon Lambda (East St. Louis — #193) Terry Spencer Lewis 3234 State Street East St. Louis, IL 62205 * Mu Kappa Lambda (Carbondale — #555) Roberta Shipp, Jr. (T) Rt. 2, 21 Fairway Vista Dr. Murphysboro, IL 62966
INDIANA Director John Warrick 4801 Dickinson Road Indianapolis, IN 46218 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Eta (Indiana U — #73) Henry Henson (S) 1127 Atwater Bloomington, IN 47401 * Gamma Rho (Purdue — #82) Daryl Hamer (P) 613 Waldron St. West Lafayette, IN 47906
IOWA Director Everett A. Mays P.O. Box 533 Des Moines, IA 50302 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha Theta (U of Iowa — #30) Ronald Baugh (P) 135 Slater Hall — U of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242 Alpha Nu (Drake U — #34) Everett A. Mays P.O. Box 533 Des Moines, IA 50302 ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Zeta Kappa Lambda (Des Moines — #243) Walter J. Riley (P) 4000 — 29th Street Des Moines, IA 50310
* Kappa Tau (Kansas State U — #437) Richard Marshall (A) 1014 Calvin — No. 9 Kansas City, KS 66102 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Eta Lambda (Topeka — #195) Earl Fowler (VP) 1305 W. 11th Street Topeka, KS 66604 * Eta Beta Lambda (Wichita — #257) Jesse C. Williams (S) 2553 Raleigh Wichita, KS 67219
KENTUCKY Director Langston D. Smith 1860 B. Arundel Drive Lexington, KY 40505 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Alpha Pi (U of Louisville — #37) Danny R. Penick (P) Box 1120 Louisville, KY 40208 * Beta Mu (Kentucky State U — #55) Gregory F. King (P) 330 MoCullin Hall — KSU Frankfort, KY 40601 * Epsilon Chi (U of Kentucky — #330) Jerome White (P) Box 379 - U of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506 Zeta Omicron (Murray State U — #345) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Lambda (Louisville — #101) William Braxton (CS) 1818 W. Jefferson Street Louisville, KY 40203 Alpha Beta Lambda (Lexington — #124) Lee A. Jackson (CS) P.O. Box 1248 Lexington, KY 40501 * Gamma Beta Lambda (Frankfort — #168) Dr. William W. Bearden (S) Box 7 Kentucky State University Frankfort, KY 40601
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon (U of Michigan — #5) NO REPORT * Alpha Upsilon (Wayne State — 41) Donald Snider (P) 23020 Webster Oak Park, Ml 48237 Gamma Tau (Michigan State U — #84) Jerome T. Barlow (P) 568 South Case Hall — MSU East Lansing, Ml 48824 Epsilon Eta (Eastern Michigan U — #316) NO REPORT Eta Xi (U of Detroit — #366) NO REPORT Theta Tau (General Motors Institute — #393) Carl I. Brundidge (P) 5129 Inland Street Flint, Ml 48505 lota Epsilon (Grand Valley — #402) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Gamma Lambda (Detroit — #103) Oscar B. Session (S) 19475 Stratford Detroit, Ml 48221 Epsilon Upsilon Lambda (Flint — #230) Orlando Roberts (CS) P.O. Box 1247 Flint, Ml 48502 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 Chi Lambda (Saginaw — #522) Mark Ball (P) 4028 Wisner Saginaw, Ml 48601 * Kappa Delta Lambda (East Lansing — #527) Robert Brown, Jr. (P) P.O. Box 1226 Lansing, Ml 48904 MICHIGAN (Northern)
KENTUCKY. (Western) KANSAS Director Richard Marshall 1014 Calvin — No. 9 Kansas City, KS 66102 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Upsilon (U of Kansas — #19) Robert Presley (P) 1014 Mississippi Lawrence, KS 66044 ' 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
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Director Claude Snorton Box 654 Hopkinsville, KY 42240 COLLEGE CHAPTERS ' Eta Rho (Western Kentucky U #369) Kenneth J. Bell (P) 321 College Hts, — WKU Bowling Green, KY 42101 ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Gamma Epsilon Lambda (Hopkinsville — #171) Claude Snorton (P) Box 654 Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Director Theophilis Duckett 917 Clover Kalamazoo, Ml 49008 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Epsilon Xi (Western Michigan U — #322) Michael Hopson (P) 1427 Concord Place Road Kalamazoo, Ml 49009 Zeta Beta (Ferris State — #333) Jerry A. Russaw (VP) Rankin Center Box 4 — FSC Big Rapids, Ml 49307 Zeta Delta (Northern Michigan U — #335) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS
MICHIGAN Director William A. Tipper 912 E. Wellington Flint, Ml 48503
lota Phi Lambda (Muskegon Heights — #521) Tommy L. Jones (P) 1360 Amity Avenue Muskegon, Ml 49442
Kappa Psi Lambda (Kalamazoo — #545) NO REPORT
MINNESOTA Director James Beard 4109 Portland Ave., South Minneapolis, MN 55407 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Mu III of Minnesota — #11) INACTIVE ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Gamma Xi Lambda (Minneapolis — #179) Ellis F. Bullock, Jr. (P) 7710 Tessman Dr.
MISSOURI (Eastern) Director Ronald E. Smiley 1562 Mendall St. Louis, WO 63130 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Eta (St. Louis — #29) NO REPORT Epsilon Psil U of Missouri — #331) Robert W. Jackson (P) Highway 63 & Elm Rolla, MO 64128 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Lambda (St. Louis — #105) John Pope (CS) 1269 Hodiamont Ave. St. Louis, MO 63112 * Epsilon Eta Lambda (Charleston — #218) Booker T. Robinson (S) Rt. # 1 , Box 214 Mounds, IL 62964
Director Charles A. Smith 809 East Dunklin 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) NO REPORT Alpha Psi (Lincoln U — #44) Calvin Turner (P) 827 Clark Avenue Jefferson City, MO 65101 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Zeta Lambda (Jefferson City — #150) Carl N. Smith (P) Star Route 2 Jefferson City, MO 65101
Director Jimmie Bufford 3202V4 Brighton, # 2 0 Kansas City, MO 64128 * Epsilon Phi (Northern Illinois U — #329) Michael S. Hill (S) 917 Greenbrier DeKalb, IL 60115
Epsilon Theta (Bowling Green — U #317) Larry E. McCrimager (RS) 130 S. Prospect Bowling Green, OH 43402
* 2eta Gamma (Central Missouri — #334) Rembert Young (S) 354 " B " Knox Hall - CMSU Warrensburg, MO 64093
ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Alpha Xi Lambda (Toledo — #135) James Pitts (P) 618 Weirwood Toledo, OH 43607
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Beta Lambda (Kansas City — #102) Jimmie L. Buford (P) 9807 Smalley Avenue Kansas City, MO 64134
Kappa Mu Lambda (Lorain — #534) NO REPORT
NEBRASKA Director Frank L. Bailey 3204 Whiteman Drive Omaha, NE 68123 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Beta IU of Nebraska — #46) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta XI Lambda (Omaha — #157) Rod Adams (S) 11912 Amerado Rd. Rte 33-Apt #323 Papillion, NE 68046
OHIO (Northeast) Director William H. Threatt 817 Easter Avenue Akron, OH 44307 COLLEGE CHAPTERS • Pi (Cleveland State/ Western Reserve — #15) Kermit Ralph Henderson (P) 1852 Alvason Road East Cleveland, OH 44112 Alpha Tau (U of Akron — #40) NO REPORT ' 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 (Voungstown — #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) NO REPORT
Director Robert Stubblefield 915 Loch Lomond Ave. Toledo. OH 43607 COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Epsilon Alpha (U of Toledo — #310) Timothy Miles 941 Lincoln Avenue Toledo, OH 43607
Director Adolphus Young, Jr.
Box 671 Bluefield, WVA 24701
OHIO (Central) Director William Nelson, Ph.D. 2572 Burnaby Dr. Columbus, OH 43209
Phi (Ohio U — #20) NO REPORT
Beta Thsta (Bluefield State NO REPORT
* Alpha Zeta Lambda (Bluefield — #128) Adolphus A. Young, Jr. (S) Box 671 Bluefield, WVA 24701 Alpha lota Lambda (Charleston — #131) John E. Scott (S) P.O. Box 303 Institute, WVA 25112 Gamma Delta Lambda (Beckley — #170) INACTIVE
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Rho Lambda (Columbus — #138) Clayton N. Hicks, O.D. (ES) P.O. Box 6821 Columbus, OH 43205
WISCONSIN Director Hoyt Harper 6015 Calumet Road Milwaukee, Wl 53223
Zeta Delta Lambda (Springfield — #237) William Simpson (P) 667 Omar Circle Yellow Springs, OH 45387
O H I O (Southwest) Director Clarence Frazier 1145 Wionna Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45224
* Gamma Epsilon (U of Wisconsin — # 7 1 ) Reginald Stone (P) Memorial Union — Mail Box 508 800 Langdon Street Madison, Wl 53706 Epsilon Tau (U of Wise. — Mil Branch — #327) Vincent G. Carter (P) U of Wisconsin — Union Box 153 Milwaukee, Wl 53201
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Xi (Wilbertorce U — # 1 3 ) Terry Jones (P) APA House — Wilberforce U Wilberforce, OH 45384
Zeta lota (U of Wisconsin — #340) NO REPORT Eta Beta (Wisconsin State — #355) NO REPORT
* Alpha Alpha (U of Cincinnati — #23) James Jenkins, (P) Sawyer Hall, #1110 Cincinnati, OH 45225
Eta Pi (Wisconsin State U — #368) NO REPORT
* Gamma Theta (U of Dayton — #40) Larry Wright (P) 1923 Trinity Dayton, OH 45409
* Mu Epsilon (Carthage College — #446) Hoyt Harper 6015 Calumet Road Milwaukee, Wl 53223
' Delta Xi (Central State U — #300) Marshall P Bryant (P) c/o Pan-Hellenic Office — CSU Wilberforce. OH 45384
ALUMNI CHAPTER ' Delta Chi Lambda (Milwaukee — #210) Taft E. Benson (S) 2815 W. Ranch Road 116N Mequon, Wl 53092
* Delta Upsilon (Miami U — #360) Gregory Walker (P) c'o Lawrence Young (A) 96 Bishop Hall — Miami U Oxford, OH 45056
* Mu Eta Lambda (Madison — #552) John Y. Odom 1818 Lynndale Road Madison. Wl 53711
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Theta Lambda (Dayton — #108) Fred Conway, Jr. (P) 5036 Ballard Drive Dayton, OH 45418
* Delta Gamma lambda (Cincinnati — #191) Harry Turner (P) 3560 Lossing Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45220
* Gamma Kappa (Miles College — #76) Joe W. Carter (P) Box 177 Miles College Birmingham, AL 35208
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * 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
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Kappa (Ohio State U — #10) Paul T. Venable, II (CS) 1555 Franklin Park South Columbus, OH 43205
Chi Lambda (Wilberforce NO REPORT
Beta Upsilon (Alabama State U — #63) Ronnie G. Jones (S) P.O. Box 28-ASU Montgomery, AL 36101
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Delta Rho (U of Missouri — #303) Raymond Vaughn, Jr. (CS) 4224 S. Benton Kansas City, MO 64130
SOUTH ALABAMA Director W. Mingo Clark 2026 Winchester Rd. Huntsville, AL 35810 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Beta (Talladega College — #24) NO REPORT
* 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) Earnest Davis (CS) Box 220 — Alabama A&M U Normal, AL 35762 Epsilon Nu (Stillman College — #321) Randy C. Mitchell (S) P.O. Box • 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) Wayne A. Simmons (S) 918 3rd Street, W B'rmingham, AL 35204 Kappa Alpha (U of Alabama — #420) Alphonso Wesley (P) P.O. Box 7368 University, AL 35486 * 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) Charlie E. Hardy (P) Alpha Nu Lambda — APA Fraternity Post Office Drawer BBB Tuskegee Institute, Al 36088
Epsilon Delta Lambda (Talladega — #215) NO REPORT Theta Alpha Lambda (Gadsden — #278) NO REPORT Theta Gamma Lambda (Dothan — #280) NO REPORT Kappa Nu Lambda (Leighton — #535) NO REPORT * Mu lota Lambda ((Mobile — #554) Jake Lafitte 1551 Rex Drive Mobile, AL 36605
FLORIDA Director Robert L. Smith 431 Rosemary Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Nu (Florida A&M U — #56) Clarence J. Davis (P) P.O. Box 598 — FAMU Tallahassee, FL 32307 Delta Beta (Bethune-Cookman — #90) NO REPORT Delta Psi (Florida Memorial College — #309) NO REPORT Eta Delta (U of Miami — #357) NO REPORT 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
Alpha Upsilon Lambda (Montgomery — #141) William M. Minter (P) 1001 Pelham Street Montgomery, AL 36104
Mu Theta (U of West FL - #449) Robert N. Curry (A) P.O. Box 32282 — U of West FL Pensacola, FL 32504
Beta Omicron Lambda (Mobile — #158) Alvin J. Allen (RS) 1205 St. Madar Street Mobile, AL 36603
Upsilon Lambda (Jacksonville — # 1 1 9 ) NO REPORT
' D:lta Theta Lambda (Normal — #196) Cleophas N. Haygood (CS) P.O. Box 189 Normal, AL 35762 Delta Pi Lambda (Selma — #204) Willie Gilford (CS) Rte. 1, Box 98 Browns, AL 36724 ' Delta Phi Lambda (Tuscaloosa — #209) Ben Winston (S) 4116 — 19th Place Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Beta Beta Lambda (Miami — #146) Samuel L. Gay, Jr. (P) P.O Box 510027 Miami, FL 33151 Beta Delta Lambda (Daytona Beach — #148) William W. Pierce, Sr. (CS) 1306 Milton Drive Daytona Beach, FL 32014 Gamma Zeta Lambda (Tampa — #172) NO REPORT Gamma Mu Lambda (Tallahassee — #177) NO REPORT
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' Delta Delta Lambda (W. Palm Beach — #192) Bernard G. Jones (P) 613 Clear Lake Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401
* Zeta Mu (Georgia State U. — #342) Benjamin F. Jenkins, Jr. (P) 4578 Fernbank Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30331
Delta Xi Lambda (Orlando — #202) Edward C. Wilson (CS) P.O. Box 5548 — Delta Xi Lambda Orlando, FL 32805
Zeta Pi (U of Georgia — #346) NO REPORT
Epsilon Mu Lambda (Pensacola — #222) NO REPORT Epsilon Pi Lambda (Ocala — #226) William E. Jackson (S) 1822 S.W. 4th Street Ocala, FL 32670 Zeta Alpha Lambda (Ft. Lauderdale — #234) NO REPORT Eta Kappa Lambda (Ft. Pierce — #265) Havert L. Fenn (S) P.O. Box 1271 Ft. Pierce, FL 33450 Theta Eta Lambda (St. Petersburg — #284) William Thompson (S) 1340 12th Street, S St. Petersburg, FL 15024 lota Beta Lambda (Cocoa — #503) NO REPORT lota Pi Lambda (Miami — #516) Donald Glenn (S) P.O. Box 570723 Perrine, FL 33157 Mu Zeta Lambda (Lakeland — #551) Lynwood L. Bell 516 Lowell Street lakeland, FL 33801
GEORGIA director Lorenzo Mann 4554 Moline 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 — #38) Vincent J. Toles (CS) P.O. Box 627 — MC Atlanta, GA 30314 Alpha Phi (Clark College — #42) Robert E. Wright, (CS) P.O. Box 137 — CC Atlanta, GA 30314 * Gamma Zeta (Ft. Valley State — #72) Johnny Mitchell (CS) P.O. Box 326 Fort Valley, GA 31030 Delta Delta (Albany State — #92) Robert Shanks (P) P.O. Box 36 — ASC Albany, GA 31705 Delta Eta (Savannah State College — #95) Lewis L. Banks, Jr. (CS) Delta Eta — APA P. 0. Box 20742 Savannah, GA 31404
Eta Alpha (Raine College — #354) NO REPORT
MISSISSIPPI Director John I. Hendricks, Jr. Alcorn State College Lorman, MS 39096 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Upsilon (Tougaloo College — #85) NO REPORT
* Theta Beta (Columbus College — #377) Edward C. Short (P) 1103 Glenwood Road Columbus, GA 31906
Delta Kappa (Alcorn State U — #98) Stanley Barton (S) P.O. Box 267 — Alcorn State U Lorman, MS 39096
lota Eta (Mercer U — #404) Waldo E. Johnson, Jr. (CS) U Box 61 — Mercer U Macon, GA 31027
* Delta Phi (Jackson State College — #307) Gerald T. Cooper (CS) Box 17177 —JSC Jackson, MS 39217
Mu Alpha (Emory U — #442) Franklyn H. Geary, Jr. (CS) P.O. Box 21185 — Emory U Atlanta, GA 30322 Mu Gamma (Georgia Coll — #444) Joseph Nunnally (S) P.O. Box 749 — Georgia Coll Milledgeville. GA 31061 Mu Delta (Georgia Southwestern Coll — #445) Karl Wilson (A) 237 McCoy Street Americus, GA 31709 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Eta Lambda (Atlanta — #107) Joseph Patterson (CS) P.O. Box 92576 Atlanta, GA 30314 * Alpha Chi Lambda (Augusta — # 1 4 3 ) Willie George Marshall !VP) 829 Strother Drive Augusta, GA 30901 " Beta Phi Lambda (Savannah — #164) E. G. Miller, Sr. (CS) P.O. Box 1361 Savannah, GA 31402 Gamma Omicron Lambda (Albany — # 1 8 0 ) NO REPORT * Gamma Sigma Lambda (Ft. Valley — #183) Clinton H. Dixon (S) P. 0. Box 1742 Fort Valley State College Fort Valley, GA 31030
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Beta Rho (Shaw U — #60) Douglas Joyner (P) Box 575 Raleigh, NC 27602
Epsilon Sigma Lambda (Tarboro — #228) NO REPORT
Gamma Beta (North Carolina Central U — #68) NO REPORT Gamma Mu (Livingston College — #77) NO REPORT
Epsilon Zeta (Fayetteville State U — #315) NO REPORT
Kappa Beta (State College — #421) Anthony Crawley (S) P.O. Box 1472 Mississippi State, MS 39762 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Epsilon Lambda (Jackson — #129) NO REPORT 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) Otis Barry (VP) Rt. 1, Box 233 Steens, MS 39766
Mu Gamma Lambda (Hattiesbu'rg-Laurel — #548) Charles Johnson (P) P0. Box 98 — HattiesburgLaurel Collins, MS 39428
* Kappa Tau Lambda (Valdosta — #541) Dr. Lafayette W. Williams (S) 415 S.Ashley Street Valdosta, GA 31061
* Epsilon Rho Lambda (Fayetteville — #227) Frederick Hill (P) P.O. Box 1572 Fayetteville, NC 28301
* lota Gamma (Rust College — #400) Jack Nugent (P) Box 642, Rust College Holly Springs, Ml 38635
Epsilon Beta Lambda (Macon — #213) Joseph D. Lindsey (S) 2941 Malibu Dr. Macon, GA 31201
lota Gamma Lambda (Brunswick — #504) Thomas P. Williams (S) 1716 Albany St. Brunswick, GA 31520
Beta lota (Winston-Salem State U — #53) Fred Gibson (P) 14318 Winston-Salem State Winston-Salem, NC 27102
* Gamma Psi (St. Augustine's College — #88) Kervin L. Hawkins (S) P.O. Box 1091 — SAC Raleigh, NC 27611
Theta Sigma Lambda (Lorman — #294) Wiley F. Jones (P) P.O. Box 285 — Alcorn State U Lorman, MS 39096
Theta Nu Lambda (LaGrange — #289) Oliver N. Greene (S) 712 Pyracantha Drive LaGrange, GA 30240
Gamma Psi Lambda (Asheville — #188) Robert Harrell (S) 120 Kenilworth Road Asheville, NC 28803
Zeta Phi (Ms Valley State College — #351) Vernon Walker (P) Box 899 — MVSU Itta Bena, MS 38941
" Delta lota Lambda (Columbus— #197) Lorenzo R. Mann (S) 4554 Moline Ave. Columbus, GA 31907
Eta lota Lambda (Athens — #264) NO REPORT
* Beta Zeta (Elizabeth City State U — #50) Jimmie Tatem (S) Box 197 — ECSU Elizabeth City, NC 27909
NORTH CAROLINA Director Dr. A. M. Witherspoon 1025 Seabrook Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Omichon (Johnson C. Smith University — # 3 6 ) NO REPORT ' Beta Epsilon (AST State U. — #49) George Cobb, III (P) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Box A-14-N.C. A &T State U Greensboro, NC 27411
* Z:ta Epsilon (Barber-Scotia College — #336) Charles C. King (P) Box 437 — BSC Concord, NC 28025 EtaNu (East Carolina State U — #365) NO REPORT * Eta Omicron (North Carolina State U — #367) Thurman L. Mcintosh (S) P.O. Box 5483NSU Raleigh, NC 27607 * Kappa Omicron (Duke U. — #433) Lonnie A. Wilson (S) P. 0. Box 4783 Duke Station Durham, NC 27706 Mu Zeta (UNC — #447) Kenneth Hill (CS! P.O. Box 551 Chapel Hill, NC 27514
* Beta Theta Lambda (Durham — #152) A.J.H. Clement. Ill (P) 2505 Weaver Street Durham, NC 27707 ' Beta Mu Lambda (Salisbury — 155) Frank R. Brown (S) P.O. Box 2212 Salisbury, NC 28144 Beta Nu Lambda (Charlotte — #156) M A Cochrane (P) P.O. Box 16153 Charlotte, NC 28216 Samma Kappa Lambda (Wilmington — #176) NO REPORT
* Eta Mu Lambda (Gastonia — #266) Joel C. Marable (S) 407 Belevedere Circle Kings Mountain, NC 28086 * Theta Omicron Lambda (Goldsboro — #291) John D. Stokes (S) 306 W. Chestnut Street Goldsboro, NC 27530
SOUTH CAROLINA Director Peter Felder P.O. Box 41 Claflin College Orangeburg, SC 29115 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Delta (South Carolina State — #48) Victor Elmore (P) P.O. Box 1954 — SCSC Orangeburg, SC 29117
Gamma Pi (Benedict College — #81) Tokunbo Yerokun (P) 1707 Heidt Street Columbia, SC 29204
* Kappa Lambda (Greensboro — #110) Gordon S. Sellars (P) P. 0. Box 21052 Greensboro, NC 27420
Alpha Pi Lambda (Winston- Salem - #137) NO REPORT
' Zeta Eta lambda (Kinston — #240) B. F. Hall, Jr. (S) 1007 E. Caswell St. Kinston, NC 28501
Gamma Gamma (Allen U — #69) NO REPORT
* Phi Lambda (Raleigh Raymond C. Perry (P) P. 0. Box 14072 Raleigh, NC 27610
Epsilon Chi Lambda (Elizabeth City — #232) NO REPORT
#89) * Delta Alpha (Claflin U Anderson Mack, Jr. (P) Hi-Rise Dorm — Claflin College Orangeburg, SC 29115 Eta lota (Voorhees College — #362) NO REPORT * Theta Nu IU of South Carolina — #387) Stewart Cummings (S) Box 84511 — Uof SC Columbia, SC 29208 * Kappa Chi (Francis Marion Coll — #440) Joseph E. Heyward (A) P.O. Box 384 Florence, SC 29501 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Psi Lambda (Columbia — #144) J. E. Brown (CS) P.O. Box 11466 Columbia, SC 29211 Gamma Gamma Lambda (Greenville — #169) Zachariah J. Keith (S) P.O. Box 1481 Anderson, SC 29621
Beta Kappa Lambda (Charleston — # 1 5 4 ) McKinley Washington (P) P. 0. Box 7 Edisto Island, SC 29438 Delta Zeta Lambda (Orangeburg — # 1 9 4 ) NO REPORT " Delta Kappa Lambda (Florence — # 1 9 8 ) 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
* Kappa Xi (Middle Tennessee State — # 4 3 2 ) Bayne W. Spotwood (CS) P.O. Box 655 — MTSU Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Kappa Kappa' (U of Arkansas — # 4 2 9 ) Reginald W. Campbell (P) 522 W. Maple St. Fayetteville, AR 72701
Mu Beta (UT-Martin — # 4 4 3 ) Harold T. Conners (A) Rm 223 Ad Bldg. — UTM Martin, TN 38237
Kappa Psi (UA-Little Rock — # 4 4 1 ) Earnest Tate 723 Kimball Little Rock, AR 72202
Mu lota (UT — # 4 5 0 ) Jerry Pearson (S) APA Fraternity — Box 8317 University Station Knoxville, TN 37916
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Pi Lambda (Little Rock — J. J. Lacey, Jr. (P) 6412 Shirley Drive Little Rock, AR 72204
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
(Bennettsville — # 2 9 7 ) NC REPORT
P.O. Box 5646
' lota Eta Lambda
' Psi Lambda (Chattanooga — # 1 2 2 ) Albert M. Miller, Jr. (CS) 718 Midland Pike Chattanooga, TN 37411
Nashville, TN 37208
(Denmark — * 5 0 8 ) NO REPORT * Mu Epsilon Lambda [Conway — # 5 5 0 ) Stewart W. Strothers G 18 Brookgate RFO 2, Forestbrook Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Director Zenoch G. Adams 1024 Kellow Street Nashville, TN 37208
(Knoxville — # 1 3 3 ) NC REPORT * Beta Upsilon Lambda
COLLEGE CHAPTERS 'Chi (Meharry Medical College — # 2 1 ) Samuel C. Lett (P) Box 86 — Meharry Medical College Nashville. TN 37208 * Alpha Chi (Fisk U — # 4 3 Adam Sumlin IP) P.O. Box 577 - Fisk U Nashville, TN 37203 Beta Xi (LeMoyne-Owen College — NO REPORT
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Beta Chi (Philander Smith College — Timothy Williams (S) 1503'/2 Center Street Little Rock, AR 72202
901 College St. — P 0 Box 382 Knoxville, TN 37921 #373)
Beniamin J. Odom (S) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 757 Vine Street Chattanooga. TN 37403 Theta Pi #390)
' Kappa Eta (Memphis State U — # 4 2 6 ) Dennis W. Swift (P) 520 Moline Road Memphis, TN 38102
* Gamma Delta (U of Ark. at Pine Bluff — David Leron Walker (S) P. 0. Box 4202 • UAPB Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Theta Kappa (Henderson State College — Gerry Glasco (P) Box H • 2472 Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Zeta Gamma Lambda (Langston — # 2 3 6 ) NO REPORT * Eta Xi Lambda (Lawton — P.O. Box 1335 Lawton, OK 73501
TEXAS Director Roosevelt Johnson 2521 South Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215
Zeta Chi Lambda (Bogalusa — # 2 5 4 ) NO REPORT #61)
Beta Tau (Xavier U — NO REPORT
Beta Phi (Dillard U —
* Zeta Psi Lambda
(Lake Charles — # 2 5 5 ) J. Y. Bellard (T) 2911 General Mitchell Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601
• Delta(Huston-Tillotson College — # 4 ) Henry Hunt (P) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Huston Tillotson College — Box 324 Austin, TX 78702
' Eta Gamma Lambda
Epsilon Upsilon (Southern U — # 3 2 8 ) P. Malcolm Robinson (A) Southern U — 6400 Press Drive New Orleans, LA 70126
Eta Kappa (Louisiana Tech U — # 3 6 3 ) Rickey Bennett IS) P.O. Box 5497, Tech Station Ruston, LA 71270 ' Eta Chi (Northeast Louisiana —
Thata Theta IMcNeese U -
Alpha Sigma (Wiley U — NO REPORT
Eta Delta Lambda (Monroe — Louis Pargoud (CS) 500 Jason Drive Monroe, LA 71201
* Kappa Mu (Nicholls State U — # 4 3 0 ) .Vilbert Boudreaux (S) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Mu Chapter Box 2009 — NSU Thibodeaux, LA 70301
Delta Theta (Texas Southern U — # 9 6 ) Wilbert Powell, Jr. (P) APA Fraternity — Delta Theta Houston, TX 77004 Epsilon Gamma (Bishop College — # 3 1 2 ) William H. Mitchell, III (P) 3837 Simpson — Stuart Rd, Box 233 Dallas, TX 75241
OKLAHOMA Director Roy L. Watson 4401 North Thompson Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Langston U Langston, OK 73050
" Epsilon lota (U of Texas — Donald Pinkard (P) PO. Box 1712 Austin, TX 76067
Epsilon Rho (Lamar Tech State College — NO REPORT
' Epsilon Epsilon (Oklahoma State U — # 3 1 4 ) Ronnie Foster (P) 408 N, Washington Stillwater, OK 74074 * Zeta Zeta (U of Oklahoma — Bruce A. Nolan (FS) 640 Elm Street Norman, OK 73069
Zeta Sigma (Central State U. — NO REPORT
(Texas College #67) NO REPORT
lota Xi Lambda (Cpelousas — # 5 1 4 ) Donald J. Bush (S! P.O. Box 329 Opelousas, LA 70570
* Beta Kappa (Langston U — Mark Davis (P)
" Theta Phi (Louisiana State U. — # 3 9 5 ) Rodney C. Cook (S) Box 1235 • Lake Front Campus • UNO New Orleans, LA 70122 ' Theta Chi (Northwestern State U — Hilton Verrett (P) P.O. Box 5232 Natchitoches, LA 71457
(Lafayette — # 2 5 8 ) Alvin Wiltz (S) 832 Begnaud Street Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Cpt. Archer R. McPhaul (S)
* Epsilon Psi Lambda
Monroe, LA 71201 #385)
(Muskogee — # 1 6 5 ) NO REPORT
(Alexandria — # 2 3 3 ) Lee A. Dotson, Jr. (P) P.O. Box 421 Boyce, LA 71409
4309 Bon Aire Drive
* Theta Psi (U of Central Arkansas — # 3 9 7 ) Kimmy Cleveland (S) Box 646 — U of C»ntral Arkansas Conway, AR 72032
(Southern State — # 4 2 8 ) Ronnie L. Brannon (S) Box 1355SSC Magnolia, AR 71753
(Grambling — # 2 2 1 ) Jacob T. Stewart (P) P.O. Drawer 604 Grambling, LA 71245
Robert Hendricks (P)
Theta Upsilon (Arkansas State U — # 3 9 4 ) Charles King, Jr. IP) P.O. Box 380 State University, AR 72467
* Kappa Iota
' Theta Tau Lambda (Helena — # 2 9 5 ) Willis C. Williams (P) 51 Lambert Drive West Helena, AR 72390
Beta Chi Lambda
* Epsilon Kappa Lambda
' Zeta Xi (U of Southwest Louisiana — # 3 4 4 ) Carol Bourgeois Box 1 8 8 9 U of Southwestern Louisiana Lafayette, LA 70501
2515 Ringo Little Rock, AR 72201
* Gamma Omicron (Knoxville College — # 8 0 ) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Omicron Chapter
* Eta Phi (U of Tennessee —
ARKANSAS Director William H. Fowler
Beta Pi (Lane College — # 5 9 ) Billy Wesson (S) Lane College — Cleanes Hall Jackson, TN 38301
(Clarksville — # 5 2 9 ) NO REPORT
* Beta Eta Lambda (Oklahoma City — # 1 5 1 ) Gerald Henderson (P) P.O. Box 11105 Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Beta lota Lambda
(Shreveport — # 2 0 8 ) NO REPORT
Kappa Zeta Lambda
(Boley— #149) NO REPORT
Delta Upsilon Lambda
* Delta Sigma (Grambling U — # 3 0 4 ) Ernest Williams (P) P.O. Box 200 — Grambling U Grambling, LA 71245
Beta Omicron (Tennessee State U — # 5 8 ) Jarvis Tinch (S) Box 419 - TSU Nashville. TN 37203
* Kappa Theta (Vanderbilt U — # 4 2 7 ) Gerald T. Washington (S) Box 5270 Station B Vanderbilt U Nashville, TN 37235
(Jackson — # 1 6 3 ) L. R. Cunningham (CS) 342 Webster Street Jackson, TN 38301
Beta Epsilon Lambda
(New Orleans — # 1 1 7 ) Walter E. Morial IS) 3328 Saint Anthony Avenue New Orleans, LA 70122
(Pine B l u f f — # 2 0 6 ) Calvin Matlock (CS) UAPB — Box 4132 Pine Bluff, AR 71601
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Sigma (Southern U — Kenneth Murphy (P) 1737 La Annie St. # 3 2 Baton Rouge, LA 70815
ALUMNI CHAPTERS * Alpha Tau Lambda (Tulsa— #140) Melvin Tennant (S) 1441 S. Frisco - Apt. " D " Box 1751 Tulsa, OK 74103
(Baton Rouge — # 1 5 3 ) Alger Wilson (CS) 391 Woodcliff Drive Baton Rough, LA 70815
(Memphis — # 1 2 6 ) George D. Clark, Jr. (S) 1217 Fountain Court Memphis, TN 38106 Alpha Mu Lambda
Director Ray 0. Wright 823 Atkinson Monroe, LA 71201
Alpha Delta Lambda
(Austin Peay State U NC REPORT
Wilson Q. Welch, Jr. (CS) Tau Lambda Chapter
Delta Sigma Lambda
ALUMNI CHAPTERS • T a u Lambda (Nashville —
Thata Pi Lambda
* Kappa Nu (Southeastern Louisiana — # 4 3 1 ) Stacey Pierce (S) P. 0. Box 3917 Hammond, LA 70401
Zeta Upsilon (Northeastern State College — NO REPORT
Eta Theta (East Central State College — NO REPORT Kappa Epsilon (Cameron U — # 4 2 4 ) NO REPORT
* Epsilon Sigma (St. Mary's U — # 3 2 6 ) Roy Washington (CS) P.O. Box 2406 San Antonio, TX 78285 Zeta Kappa (U of Texas — NO REPORT
Zeta Tau (East Texas U — NO REPORT
Zeta Chi (U of Texas at Arlington — William Wilcott (CS) Box 19193 UTA Station Arlington, TX 76019
Eta Gamma (Prairie View A&M College — # 3 5 6 ) Frederick V. Roberts (P) P.O. Box 2255, Prairie View A&M U Prairie View, TX 77445
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* 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) Ernest B. People P.O. Box 1405 Waco, TX 76703
Eta Mil (U of Houston — #364) Melvin Roberts (RC) 6014 Newquay Houston, TX 77085
* Epsilon Tau Lambda (Prairie View #229) Griff W. Kendrick (FS) P.O. Box 2224 Prlarie View, TX 77445
Eta Upsilon (Texas Tech U — #372) NO REPORT Eta Psi (Texas Christian U — #375) NO REPORT Theta Alpha (Jam's Christian College — #376) Leonard Robers (P) Jarvis Christian College Hawkins, TX 75765 Theta Mu (Sam Houston State U — #386) NO REPORT * lota Kappa (Paul Quinn College — #407) Reginald Archer (S) P.O. Box 2121 Waco, TX 76704 l«ta Mu (Stephen S. Austin State U — #408) NO REPORT Iota Omicron (Southern Methodist U — #411) ferry Johnson (S) SMU _ Box 3522 Dallas, TX 75205 * Mu Nu (SW Texas State — #453) Norman L. Mason (A) 2113 E. 19th St., #106 Austin, TX ALUMNI CHAPTERS ' Alpha Eta Lambda (Houston — #129) W- H. Fouche' (CS) 2500 N. MacGregor Way #157 Houston, TX 77004 ' Alpha Sigma Lambda (Dallas — #139) Earnest Wallace (P) 2018 Van Cleave Drive Dallas, TX 75216 ' Beta Tau Lambda (Ft. Worth — #162) John Booker, Jr. (CS) 1316 Stafford Drive Fort Worth, TX 76134 Gamma Eta Lambda (Austin — #173) Exalton A. Delco, Jr. (P) 1805 Astor Place Austin, TX 78721 Gamma Pi Lambda (Galveston — #181) NO REPORT Gamma Tau Lambda (Beaumont — #184) NO REPORT ' Gamma Upsilon Lambda (Marshall — #185) T. E- Gray (CS) p 0. Box 583 Marshall, TX 75670 ' Helta Rho Lambda (San Antonio — #205) Timothy Nicholson (S) •626 Lone Oak San Antonio, TX 78220 Epsilon Alpha Lambda (Tyler— 3212) NO REPORT
Epsilon Phi Lambda (Port Arthur — #231) NO REPORT * Zeta Tau Lambda (Amarillo — #251) Donald G. White, Sr. (P) 4821 Rusk Street Amarillo, TX 79110 Eta Upsilon Lambda (Odessa — #274) NO REPORT ' Theta Delta Lambda (El Paso — #281) Walter M. Showers (S) 10754 Linas Drive El Paso, TX 79935 Theta Kappa Lambda (Lubbock — #287) NO REPORT
COLLEGE CHAPTERS * Epsilon Beta (Fresno State College — #311) Lehman 0. Walker (P) 4645 N. 5th St. Fresno, CA 93726 ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Nu Lambda (Fresno — #513) Henry E. Jules, Jr. (P) 5698 E. Tarpey Drive Fresno, CA 93727
* Kappa Sigma Lambda (Killeen — #540) Kappa Sigma Lambda Chapter
Box 1338 Killeen, TX 76541
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
* 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
* lota Zeta lambda (Compton — #507) Mac A. Florence (P) 4237 W. 59th Place Los Angeles, CA 90043
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Epsilon (UC — Berkely — #27) NO REPORT Delta Omicron (Stanford — #301) NO REPORT
Kappa Gamma Lambda (Texarkana — #526) NO REPORT
* Mu Kappa (UC-Santa Barbara — #451) Anthony Bernez (P) 6514 El Greco Rd., # 3 (sta Vista. CA 93017
(Sacramento-Stockton Area) Director Clifford Basfield 520 West 5th Street Stockton, CA 95206 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta Eta (Davis — #382) Charles C. Miller (P) 4537 Palm Ave. — # 2 Sacramento, CA 95842
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Phi Lambda (Berkeley — #186) NO REPORT Gamma Chi Lambda (San Francisco — #187) Sylvester S. Lee (P) 1562 Portola Drive San Francisco, CA 94122
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Beta Lambda (Sacramento — #235) Clifton L. West (P) P.O. Box 22261 Sacramento, CA 95822
Director To be appointed
' Eta Sigma Lambda (San Jose — #272) A. Vernon Johnson (FS) 7356 Maywood Drive Pleasanton, CA 94566
- Mu Eta (Arizona State U — #448) Gerald Richard, III Sahuaro Staff, ASU Tempe, AT. 85281
* Theta Beta Lambda (Oakland — #279) Michael F. Lange (DOE) P.O. Box 10172 Oakland, CA 94610
Director Kenneth Chapman 846 East Margarita St. Rialto, CA 92376
* Kappa Alpha Lambda (Monterey — #524) Harold V. Manson (S) # 1 Walter Colton Drive Monterey, CA 93940
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Delta (U of Southern California — #26) David Rogers (DP) 4215 Don Tomaso Drive, # 9 Los Angeles, CA 90008
* Delta Tau Lambda (Phoenix — #207) William M. Corbin (CS) 2401 W. Cherry Lynn Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85015
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 (San Bernadino A r e a )
* lota Chi (U of Redlands — #418) Anthony M. Cummings (P) P.O. Box 142 Redlands, CA 92373
Kappa Omicron Lambda (Vallejo — #537) Otha M. Green (S) 418 LaDera Dr. Vallejo, CA 94590
' lota Psi (California Polytechnic U — #419) Dan Richardson (P) P.O. Box 1742 Pomona, CA 91769
SAN JOSE Director Vernon Johnson 7356 Maywood Drive Pleasanton, CA 91001
CALIFORNIA (San Diego A r e a )
COLLEGE CHAPTER * Epsilon Mu (San Jose State U — #320) Everette Garmon (S) P.O. Box 486 — SJSU San Jose, CA 95103
Director Samuel McElroy 6531 Hopedale Ct. San Diego, CA 92120
CALIFORNIA (Los Angeles A r e a )
CALIFORNIA (Bakersfield-Fresno A r e a )
Director Clinton Minnis 2118 S. BagleySt. Los Angeles, CA 90034
Director William H. Day 866 E. Fir Fresno, CA 93710
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Xi iU of California. NO REPORT
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Eta Sigma (Metropolitan — #370) Samuel 0. Thomas, Jr. (P) P.O. Box 33 National City, CA 92050 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Sigma Lambda (San Diego — #250) Reginald H. Jackson (CS) 3194 Caminito Quixote San Diego, CA 92154
COLORADO Director Melvin J. Norton 2001 E. 21st Ave. Denver, CO 80205 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha lota (U of Colorado — #31) NO REPORT ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Psi Lambda (Denver — #211) Melvin J. Norton (P) APA Fraternity, Inc. — Delta Psi Lambda Denver, CO 80201 ' lota Omicron Lambda (Colorado Springs — #515) Melvin Johnson (S) 6407 C USAFA Colorado Springs, CO 80940
WASHINGTON OREGON Director Dewey Tuggle 1201 S. Proctor Tacoma, WA 98405 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Xi (U of Washington — #35) Kenneth R. Rogers (S) U of Washington — HUB Box #32 Seattle, WA 98195 Beta Psi (U of Oregon — #66) NO REPORT lota Tau (E. Washington State College — #415) Demetrius B. Taylor (P)E.W.S.C. — PUB Box 940 Cheney, WA 99004 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Zeta Lambda (Portland — #217) NO REPORT Zeta Pi Lambda (Seattle — #248) NO REPORT * 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 Director Boyd Jackson 1305 Evelyn Ct., N.E. Albuquerque, NM 85705 ALUMNI CHAPTER lota Psi Lambda (Albuquerque — #523) NO REPORT
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) Joe Smith 600 East 600 North # 1 Logan, UT 84321
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