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Zeta Phi Lambda prexy DAVID AUSTIN (extreme right) is shown with awardees at the chapter's Annual Awards Dinner (left to right) Brother OTHA N. BROWN; Mr. John J. Honnessy; Mrs. Alberta Hawkins; and, Brother JOHN W. HARGIS. TOP OF THE PAGE: The elections are over - and now the work begins. Alpha Chapters are urged to take an active role in community affairs during the coming year. Keep active contact with your local, state, and national representatives and let them know your views on critical issues. As an example of such community action, lota Upsilon Lambda Chapter (Silver Spring, Maryland) sent a mailo-gram to President Gerald Ford in protest of the disparaging remarks of Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz. In the White House reply, regrets were offered and specific mention was made

of the President's ultimate decision to dismiss the Secretary. M a k e Alpha's presence felt during FY '77 . . . Also, Brother WILLIAM ROSS. JR.. Chairman of the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc., urges chapters to study educational issues and present recommendations to local Boards of Education. See Education News (page 27) for further info . . . Z e t a Phi Lambda Chapter (Stamford, Connecticut) held its Annual Awards Dinner on October 8th, in cooperation with The Greater Norwalk (CT) Black Democratic Club and Coalition. Honorees at the dinner

included Brother JOHN W. HARGIS. Chairman of the Democratic Party of New Canaan, CT (The Senator Edward W. Brooke Award); Brother OTHA N. BROWN, Chairman of the Greater Norwalk Black Democratic Club and the 1975 Brooke awardee (Award of Achievement); Mrs. Alberta Hawkins, Democratic State C e n t r a l Committeewoman (Distinguished Achievement Award); and, Mr. John J. Honnessy (Award of Merif for Affirmative Action). Zeta Phi Lambda President is Brother DAVID AUSTIN . . . CONGRATS — to Delta Epsilon Lambda Chapter (East St. Louis,

YOUNG ACCEPTS UNITED NATIONS' POST Brother ANDREW YOUNG, Democratic Congressman from Georgia's 5th District, announced that he would accept President-Elect Jimmy Carter's nomination to serve as United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In nominating Young, who will be the first Black to hold this position, Carter stated that he wanted an Ambassador who could effectively work with the dominant Third World faction in the U.N. He further emphasized that Young would have broad policymaking input in his new post. Brother Young, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activist and was an aide to the late Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His election to the U.S. House of Representatives made him the first Black Congressman from the South since the Reconstruction era.

The Sphinx / December 1976

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