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editor's review Greetings . . . and welcome back to another outstanding fraternal year for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. — a year which will culminate with our 75th Anniversary Convention in Dallas, Texas. We at the The Sphinx look forward to another year of telling the Alpha story. We urge your continued support.... This issue contains our first Commentary section, as approved by the Chicago convention. Three columnists debut in this issue: Brother ANDREW YOUNG, former Ambassador to the United Nations and outstanding public figure: Brother LU PALMER, veteran journalist and radio commentator in Chicago; and yours truly. In our next issue, these will be joined by urban affairs specialist Brother ERWIN A. FRANCE and Brother HUEL PERKINS, a leading educator and frequent contributor to The Sphinx. I feel that the time is right for such a feature and I am pleased that the delegates to the General Convention agreed. The minds of the leaders and future leaders of this country (i.e., the members of Alpha Phi Alpha) deserve the widest possible exposure to the facts and problems confronting Black America. The mass media has proved that it is either unwilling or unable to address this need, and Alpha must once again step to the forefront. We urge you to read this section — and feel free to let us know your reactions to any issue. Commentary will also contain the Viewpoint feature which we instituted some years ago. Thus, along with our regular columnists, we will hear from our Brothers from across the nation and the world. If you have a topic of interest, please submit an article for consideration (approximately 1,000 words). . . . This issue also contains a report to the Brotherhood from General President JAMES R. WILLIAMS, which begins on Page 2. As you will see, his stewartship has maintained a viable and relevant organization which is destined to reach even greater heights in the future. . . . There Goes An Alpha Man spotlights, as usual, three Brothers who continue to lead the way. This edition profiles Brother U. W. CLEMON, Alabama's first Black federal judge; Brother SAMUEL BEASLEY, who is the next leader of Tennessee's educators; and Brother KENNETH HENDERSON of Philadelphia, a young Brother who is a top official of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. . . . Richmond, Virginia Mayor HENRY MARSH, III, is the subject of our Focus article. My thanks to Brother RONALD Efi LEY for his assistance in preparing this feature . . . CHICAGO '80: Our convention report begins on Page 9. Were you there? . . . Along the same lines, the Public Policy Statement adopted by the convention begins on Page 16. Chapters are urged to disseminate this statement in local communities. . . . College Scene begins a new year and its new editor is Brother JULIUS R. HALL, President of Alpha Mu Chapter at Northwestern University. Brother Hall served as Associate Editor last year and we are confident he will be outstanding in his new role. . . . ATTENTION, PLEASE: Deadlines for the magazine have not changed in the last three years, but HERE WE GO AGAIN! Winter 1980, November 1 st (yes, I know it's past that date); Spring 1981, January 1st; Summer 1981, March 1st. In addition we beg your cooperation in proper preparation of copy for Chapter News and Alphas On The Move. PLEASE, type all articles in finished form. Do not submit resumes, et al — there simply is no staff available to write the articles for you! Unacceptable articles will be promptly returned.... Until next issue .. . MJP

on the drawing board • The 26th General President • The NFL's only Black punter • More Commentary


OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. MICHAEL J. PRICE, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors: Julius R. Hall, Bradford Spencer, Walter E. Tyson; Contributing Editors: James B. Blanton, Alpha Workshop; Julius R, Hall, College Scene; Laurence T. Young, Sr., Omega Cliapter; James R. Williams, Ex Officio. Commentary Columnists: Andrew Young, Lu Palmer, Michael Price, Erwin France, Huel Perkins.


— THE GENERAL PRESIDENT SPEAKS — Brother James R. Williams issues an open report to the Brotherhood on his stewardship as the Fraternity's top official.

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— ALPHA '80 — Sights and sounds from the 74th Anniversary Convention in Chicago. — COMMENTARY — A new regular feature containing articles of opinion on major issues — by and for the men of Alpha Phi Alpha. — PUBLIC POLICY — The official statement of Public Policy, as adopted in convention.


— THE QUIET MAYOR — Richmond Mayor Henry Marsh gets things done — in his own way.


— THE RESPECT OF BROTHERS WELL SERVED — In every community Alpha Men continue to make their mark. The Fraternity honors two of the best as "Brothers of the Year."

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ABOUT THE COVER: 1980 Brothers of the Year. See story on p. 21.

The Sphinx (LISPS 510-4401 The Sphinx is the official magazine of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Inc . 4432 Dr Martin Luther King Dr . Chicago, IL 60653 Published four times a year: Spring. Summer. Fall and Winter 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 ot any person's name in fiction, semi-fiction articles or humorous features is to be regarded as a coincidence and not as the responsibility of The Sphinx It is never done knowingly Copyright 1 976 by The Sphinx. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc Reproduction or use, without written permission, of the editonal 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. IL 60653.

Report of the General President Brother JAMES R. WILLIAMS

Greetings, Brothers: In this, my last report to you as your General President, I am pleased to report great progress on the major initiatives which we have undertaken over the past four years. Collectively, the activities during this period have served to demonstrate that Alpha Phi Alpha is still willing to take its rightful place of leadership in this country. This is our legacy . . . as articulated in our national program theme: "BACK TO BASICS: The Greatness of Our Past is the Key to Our Future!" As I have traveled to meet with you — as individual Brothers, chapters and at Regional and State meetings — you have reaffirmed your belief in the future of Alpha Phi Alpha. Further, you have demonstrated that you are willing to do what is necessary to insure a firm foundation for Alpha's continued progress. This is extremely important — for difficult times call for difficult decisions. You have met the challenges head on and for this, / Thank You\ And I urge you to continue to be both visionary and pragmatic — doing those things that must be done if we are truly to be "Servants of All." Allow me at this point to recap for you some of the tremendous strides which we — all of us — have made since January of 1 9 7 7 . Fiscal Responsibility A major goal of my administration was to improve the financial posture of the Fraternity. We have been able to achieve great success in this area, primarily through two factors: (A) By placing the General Convention on a sound financial foundation, so that it does not serve as a drain on our already limited general operating funds; and (B) By setting up a Life Membership Reserve Fund, restricted to protect our accumulated assets for the future. In addition to these moves, an analysis of our situation indicated a need to expand the financial base for our essential Fraternity operations. The Brotherhood met this challenge through the enactment of the Service Fee at the 1 979 General Convention. By this expanded revenue, 2

we were able to maintain our services to the Brotherhood; provide incremental increases for our General Office staff; and expedite necessary repairs on our National Headquarters building. At the same time we sought to firm up our total operating base, we made several financial adjustments designed to help those Brothers who need help in remaining active with the organization — and to strengthen all areas of the Fraternity. In this regard, we provided for a graduated schedule of national fees for recent college graduates . . . in order to encourage them to remain active with the Fraternity; and, at this convention, we introduced a Weekend Registration Rate for College Brothers to allow for the participation of those who might have job commitments or are otherwise unable to attend the convention for its duration. Additionally, we amended the Constitution to require that each member of the Fraternity be active with his local chapter in order to participate in State, Regional or National activities. This is designed to strengthen the local chapters and insure that they receive their fair share of financial support from Brothers desiring to function in the Fraternity.

Regular meetings between the Fraternity's fiscal officers and the General Office Staff have led to an improved financial reporting system and a solid fiscal policy for the Fraternity. These proposals, collectively, have served to place Alpha Phi Alpha on a sound fiscal foundation; to provide uniform support for both the national organization and local chapters; to encourage the transition of Brothers from college to alumni chapters, thus increasing our total membership; and to realign the method of support so that ALL who share in the program of the Fraternity contribute a fair amount toward the operating expenses of our organization. This is a path we must continue in the future . . . for we are all aware that no organization such as ours, be it your church, civic organization or charity, can hope to keep pace in this society without an adequate fiscal base. Finally, in conjunction with our Fiscal Officers, we have vastly expanded and improved our financial reporting system. Brothers now have available to them the most complete financial records ever — along with comparative analyses from past years. Further, full and open budget hearings are held at each General Convention to answer any questions regarding financial status and policy. A special note of thanks is due Comptroller Charles C. Teamer, and General Treasurers Leven C. Weiss and James M. Trent for their dedicated service in this area. ORGANIZATION The General Convention: During the past four years, we have worked to make programmatic improvements in the General Convention to make it reflective of the stature of our organization. Continued on Page 28

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Help Us To Serve You Better! SERVICE FEES


...In order to be declared "active," ALL LIFE MEMBERS must possess evidence of Service Fee being paid by having a 1981 Service Fee Card. ...Every person paying GRAND TAX must possess evidence of this fact by having a 1981 Passcard.

...Forms for GRAND TAX can be requested at any time — but chapters are urged to do that as early in advance as possible. ...When submitting funds to the office that involve a combination of payments, it would facilitate time to separate the payers into groups (i.e., first, LIST GRAND TAX ONLY PAYMENTS; then, follow with INITIATION FEES; then, LIFE MEMBER SUBSCRIBER PAYMENTS or SERVICE FEES (WITH LIFE MEMBER NUMBER) then, other fees . . . in that order. You do not need to send separate forms for each type of payment being forwarded — to avoid excessive use of Remittance of Funds forms. HELP US TO SERVE YOU BETTER!

Alumni Grand Tax: $ 4 0 College Grand Tax: $20 Reminder: The General Convention has provided a "sliding scale" of fees for the College Graduate: 1 st Year — 1 / 2 Alumni Grand Tax ($20); 2nd Year — 3 / 4 ($30); 3rd Year — full amount ($40).

LATE FEE ...Please note that NOVEMBER 15th is the deadline for submission of 1981 fees — and not the beginning. Appropriate " L a t e F e e " will be assessed to all late payments — (those) received after November 15th.

CHAPTER MAILINGS ...As of this writing, four chapter mailings have gone out. Any chapter that has not received them should contact our office immediately. CHAPTER MAILING No. 1 Letter re: Standing Orders

TRANSMITTAL OF FUNDS ...Funds transmitted to the General Office must be in the form of a "Certified Check," "Cashier's Check," or "Money Order." NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR UNCERTIFIED CHAPTER CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. (In fact, they will be returned to sender.) Avoid delays and send the funds in its proper form.

CHAPTER MAILING No. 2 Letter and Enclosures: Standing Orders, Application for Sphinx Club, Notice of Initiation Forms, Remittance of Funds Form.* CHAPTER MAILING No. 3 Adopted Constitutional Amendment CHAPTER MAILING No. 4 (Up-dated) Remittance of Funds Forms and informative Cover Letters.

'General instructions pertaining to the Standing Orders can be found in the Workshop section of this magazine. A personal copy of the STANDING ORDERS may be purchased for $3.00.


CHANGE OF ADDRESS ...PASSCARD NUMBER or LIFE MEMBER NUMBER must accompany each Address Change in order to be p r o c e s s e d . (All Chapter Address Changes should include the "X" Code, the Contact Person's Full Name, Title, and Address — along with a Telephone Number for daytime use.) Any change received without the requested information will be returned to sender.




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There Goes An Alpha Nan Top Educator


Brother SAMUEL WARDELL BEASLEY of Jackson, Tennessee, principal of West High School in Madison County, is the new President-Elect of the Tennessee Education Association. Beasley assumed this position July 1 for 1 9 8 0 - 8 1 . The TEA's second Black president, he will serve as President of this 4 0 , 0 0 0 - p l u s member organization in 1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 2 . His local association, the MECA, nominated him for the position and the JEA endorsed him. The president's job is a full-time salaried position, and Brother Beasley will take a leave of absence as West High's principal during his presidential term. A native of Carroll County, Beasley received the TEA's Human Relations Award last year. He also served on the board of directors for the National Education Association from 1 9 7 0 until 1976 (two three-year terms). While serving on the board, he was appointed by the NEA president to serve on the committee to evaluate merged associations in the southeastern states and also the UniServ Advisory Committee. Beginning his teaching career in Carroll County, Beasley first taught in a one room school house. He was drafted into the armed services after his first year of teaching. Except for the four years he spent in m i l i t a r y s e r v i c e , he has served Tennessee's schools continuously as teacher, coach, and principal. Prior to joining Madison County school system in 1 9 6 0 as principal of a newly constructed school, East High School, he had served in Carroll, Henderson and Weakley counties and at Montgomery High School in Lexington. He has served as president of the Henderson County Teachers' Association, the Madison County Teachers' Association and the Madison County Education Association. He was an active worker with the Tennessee Education Congress and was President-Elect of TEC at the time of its

merger. He was Executive Secretary of the Tennessee High School Athletic Association and helped to work out its merger with the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Brother Beasley holds the bachelor's degree from Lane College, Jackson, and the master's degree from Tennessee State University, Nashville. He has served as president of the National Alumni Association of Lane College and was a member of Lane's board of trustees. He has been an active member of local regional, state and national education associations throughout his professional career. In addition to his educational achievements, he has served on numerous committees in his community including the Mayor's Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors for the United Way, and the Parks and Recreation Board. He is a member of the deacon and trustee boards of his church, Berean Baptist, and is also the church treasurer. Brother Beasley has been the recipient of numerous distinguished awards. Brother Beasley's involvement with Alpha Phi Alpha goes back to 1 9 3 8 when as a sophomore he became a member of the Beta Pi Chapter on the Lane College campus. During his junior year at Lane, he was President of the chapter. Brother Beasley is married to the former Juanette Atwater and they are parents of two daughters, Mrs. Rhoda Beasley Malone of Illinois and Barbara Beasley of California. They have two grandchildren, Kevin Malone and Angela Malone.

Brother U.W. is the son of the late Mose and Addie Bush Clemon, and was born in Fairfield, Alabama. He received his public school education in the Jefferson County public schools, attending Westfield High School. There he was Valedicotorian of his class, President of the student body, and in 1 9 6 1 , won the Omicron Lambda Chapter's Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship. A designated leader, he entered Miles College, became involved and offered leadership in many areas. First, in the area of excellence in academics; second, in a selective buying campaign against the City of Birmingham that was a great success; third, directing a student tutoring service; fourth, serving the students of Miles as President of the student body; and fifth serving twice as Editorin-Chief of the Milean. Before completing his studies at Miles College, he spent a summer in West Africa with "Operation Crossroads Africa." He closed out an outstanding undergraduate college-career with these two distinctions: Presidential Scholar and Valedictorian of the Class of 1 9 6 5 . Columbia University was privileged to have him matriculate at their School of Law. His tenure at Columbia University was decorated with many honors and rich experiences not only for U.W., but also for those associated with him. In 1 9 6 8 , he was awarded the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. While at Columbia, he won the First-Year Moot Court Competition and clerked with the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D C . He also served as a librarian with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in New York City, and as a community organizer with the Clinton Youth Center in Manhattan.

Clemon Is Federal fudge From November of 1 9 7 9 to July, 1 9 8 0 Brothers of Omicron Lambda Chapter have made indelible imprints on the sands of time, and have set lofty standards for Black people, not only in Birmingham, Alabama but throughout the hills and dales of the sovereign State of Alabama. In November of 1 9 7 9 , Brother Dr. Richard Arrington, Jr. became the first Black mayor of the Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama); and on June 2 6 , 1 9 8 0 , the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Attorney U. W. CLEMON as the first Black Federal Judge of the State of Alabama. He was sworn in on July 3, 1 9 8 0 amid a large number of colleagues, family members, and well-wishers. Brother U.W., as we all call him, has made many contributions to the well-being of mankind in this community. His honest approach to his profession and his deep sense of humility has won for him the love, respect, and trust of the people of Alabama. Our Brother has an outstanding record of accomplishments, a record that all Alphas can be proud of.

Upon returning to Birmingham, he became associated with the law firm of Adams, Burg & Baker, which later became Adams and Clemon. He specializes in two areas of civil rights law: school desegregation and employment discrimination. His school desegregation cases have included those of Jefferson County, Bessemer, Gadsden, Lawrence County and others. One of his lawsuits led to the desegreThe Sphinx / Fall 1980

gation of the University of Alabama Football Team. His job discrimination cases have covered many of the larger employers in Alabama, including United States Steel and the City of Birmingham. In 1974, he was elected to the Alabama State Senate from District 15, becoming one of the first two Blacks elected to that body since Reconstruction. Brother Clemon served with distinction throughout his first term and, in 1978, easily won a second term during which time he served on both the Judiciary and Rules Committees. Brother Clemon is married to the former Barbara Lang of Bessemer, Alabama and is the father of two children, Isaac and Michelle. He is a member of Jones Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he serves as the church's legal counsel. Again, Omicron Lambda Chapter leads the way. Let us all salute Brother U. W. Clemon.

Heads State Bureau Of Examination

Brother KENNETH D. HENDERSON, Vice-President of Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter in Philadelphia, Pa., received an appointment to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue as Director of the Bureau of Examination. The Bureau of Examination is the largest bureau in the Department of Revenue, consisting of 400 employees, and serves as the tax processing arm for personal income, corporation, sales, and inheritance tax returns. Additionally, this Bureau manages the property tax/rent rebate program which returns proceeds earned by the State's Lottery Program to the disabled and elderly in the form of cash payments for property tax and rent. In his new position, Brother Henderson will coordinate the administration policy, and management of the Bureau of Examination. His responsibilities include representing the Department of Revenue in the Department of Commerce's Small Business Service Program which provides special government assistance to small businesses attempting to successfully establish in The Sphinx / Fall 1980

THERE GOES AS ALPHA MAN There goes a man of high impulse Of princely mien and grace There goes a man of .humble faith A credit to his race There goes a man of conscience vast with will to reach his goal There goes a man of lordly rank Of heroes' stock and soulâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 7 here goes a man of noble caste Whom hardship cannot break There goes a man in merit clad Whom duty won't forsake There goes a man in cultured verse Who holds a sportsman's creed There goes a man too vigilant To bow to lust or greed There goes a man whose life is spent in service not in scorn There goes a man whose majesty Shines like a May time

There goes a man who is a friend To love and duty truth There goes a man to help uplift The lives of wholesome youth There goes a man with industry and faith at his command. There goes the best man in and out For he is an Alpha Man.

Pennsylvania. He also serves as the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's liaison with the Internal Revenue Service. This summer, Brother Henderson addressed the National Association of Tax Administrators Annual Conference and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountant's Tax Conference. In 1971, Brother Henderson earned a bachelor of science degree, cum laude, from the Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State, he was frequently named to the Dean's List. He obtained his degree under academic scholarship and was elected to the membership of Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi, national honorary business and accounting fraternities, in his senior year. Following his undergraduate education, Brother Henderson entered the University of Pennsylvania Law School. As a law student, he had the honor of working for Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in conducting research for an article that was published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. In 1974, Brother Henderson received a Juris Doctor degree and began his professional career. After successful completion of the Pennsylvania Bar Examination in 1974, Brother Henderson worked as a tax specialist with the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand in Philadelphia, Pa. His responsibilities involved handling a wide variety of work assignments in tax research and compliance in federal income, gift, estate, and state and local taxes. In 1977, he joined the legal department of E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. as a tax attorney and gained experience in international tax. He conducted detailed legal research in selected areas of importance to the company's performance abroad such as tax treaties, foreign currency fluctuations, and source of income. He also advised Company personnel on the tax aspects of domestic and foreign relocation. In 1979, Brother Henderson successfully completed the Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountancy Examination and became the first black person to pass the Pennsylvania Bar and CPA Examinations. As an Alpha, Brother Henderson is keenly aware of the importance of serving the community and strives to maintain an active presence. He has served as the tax representative to the West Philadelphia Community Legal Services Center. On behalf of NABA, he has presented numerous tax seminars in person and on radio on corporate and individual tax planning. Additionally, he has served on panels on behalf of NABA and the Philadelphia Urban Coalition which presented tax tips for small businesses and career planning for young professionals. For the National Urban League, he has served as a visiting business professor to St. Augustine's College, Dillard University, and Southern University in the Black Executive Exchange Program. He is also active with the United Negro College Fund in Philadelphia. Initiated into Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter on April 25, 1975, Brother Henderson has been active in fraternity affairs since that time.

Alpha Workshop THE STANDING ORDERS As many of you already know, the 74th Anniversary Convention approved the adoption of The Standing Orders — which set forth the rules and regulations governing pledge programs of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., as implemented by various chapters. This document has been printed and distributed to all chapters. All chapter pledge programs, whether college or alumni, must conform to the rules and regulations set forth in The Standing Orders and the Constitution and By-Laws of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The purpose of The Standing Orders is to maximize the uniformity found in pledge programs in various chapters, thereby providing the opportunity for all members to enter the ranks of Alpha Phi Alpha with the same degree of understanding and commitment to the ideals and principles of the Fraternity. The first line of responsibility in carrying out the process of preparing and initiating new members into the Fraternity rests with the appropriate chapter officials — primarily the Dean of Pledges and the Chapter President. These officers, and all concerned Brothers, are urged to immediately review The Standing Orders for all applicable rules and regulations governing pledging. In this edition of Alpha Workshop, we would like to briefly review the administrative procedures necessary for implementation of the guidelines set forth in The Standing Orders. The published document contains an illustrated, and more detailed, version of this step-by-step outline — and responsible officials should consult this document prior to beginning pledge activity. a brief outline of

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR PLEDGING Prior to Sphinx Club Induction . . . STEP # 1 — The Chapter should secure from each applicant for admission the following materials: • Application for Membership • Transcripts (Proof of Degree for alumni aspirants) • Medical Statement

Prior to Initiation Ceremony . . . STEP # 5 — No later than fifteen (15) days prior to the initiation ceremony, the Chapter is to forward all intiation fees to the General Office. These monies should be accompanied by the Remittance of Funds and Pin Order forms. STEP # 6 — Following recipet of fees in the General Office, the Regional Vice President will issue an Authorization to Conduct Initiation. No initiation is to be conducted without a signed authorization. Following Initiation . . . STEP # 7 — Within three (3) days following the initiation ceremony, the Chapter is to complete the Notice of Initiation (copies 3-5 of the Pledge Form) — to indicate which candidates were successfully initiated. Copy 3 is sent to the General Office (which will issue membership materials); Copy 4 to the Regional Vice President; and Copy 5 is retained for the chapter files. *The Regional Vice President, where appropriate, may designate state/district/area officials to act in his behalf in this process.

Again, it must be stressed that the above is a condensed STEP # 2 — Following chapter vote, the Chapter is to foroutline for the information of the entire Brotherhood. Please ward the abovementioned materials to the consult The Standing Orders for full information. Regional Vice President*, along with the Notice of Intent to Conduct Pledge Activities (Copies 1 & 2 of Pledge Form). This should be done not later than two (2) weeks prior to the Three (3) Chapter Mailings have been sent from the scheduled Sphinx Club Induction Ceremony. General Office since the close of the 1 9 8 0 General Convention. If your chapter has not received any or all of these STEP # 3 — The Regional Vice President will certify eligi- mailings, please contact the General Office immediately! bility of applicants and indicate approval of the Each active chapter should have received the following: pledge program by returning Copy 2 of the CHAPTER MAILING #1 — Dated September 15, 1 9 8 0 . Notice of Intent to the chapter. Memorandum concerning adoption of The Standing Orders. Pledging Begins . . . CHAPTER MAILING #2 — Dated September 2 6 , 1 9 8 0 . The Standing Orders and supporting materials regarding STEP # 4 — U p o n receipt of the approval from the Vice President, the chapter may induct approved the pledge process. applicants into the Sphinx Club and begin the CHAPTER MAILING #3 — Dated October 7, 1 9 8 0 . pledge program. The pledge program shall not Constitutional Amendments adopted by the 74th Anniverexceed six (6) weeks in duration — from Sphinx Club Induction through the initiation sary Convention. ceremony.



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I N A U G U R A L C O M M I T T E E of ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. cordially invites you to


ATLANTA the Inauguration of

Brother OZELL SUTTON as Twenty-sixth General President of

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. Registration Forms Will Be Mailed To All Brothers

SCHEDULE Friday, January 9th 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M 1:00 P.M

8:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M

Inaugural Luncheon (Brothers and Guests)

2:30 P.M. - 3:45 P.M

Concurrent Workshops

4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M

General Assembly

Reception (Registered Brothers and Guests)

9:00 P.M. - 9:50 P.M


8:00 A.M. - 8:45 A.M

Council of Presidents Meeting

9:00 A.M. - 9:45 A.M

General Assembly

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12:15 P.M. - 2:20 P.M Registration

8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M

A. Alternative Funding Sources B. Youth Development Program


Board of Directors Meeting Education Foundation Meeting Building Foundation Meeting

Saturday, January 10th

10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M


Concurrent Workshops C. Business Encouragement D. Reclamation

(Workshop Reports) 10:00 P.M. - 2:00 A.M

Inaugural Reception Inaugural Ball (Formal Attire)

Sunday, January 11th 9:00 A.M 11:00 A.M 1:00 P.M

Board of Directors Meeting Church Services (Brothers attend local churches) Adjournment 7

At Xerox, only exceptional people will help us meet exceptional challenges. As Xerox moves toward the 1980's, the marketing opportunities and competitive challenges have never been greater. Xerox believes that PEOPLE will make the decisive difference in helping us maintain our competitive edge.

Xerox has the technology, the resources and most importantly, the people. Engineers created an industry; sales people sold it; business management people keep it growing. For example, the following people have helped Xerox achieve its success: Dolphus Preston, Systems Engineering Specialist in the Reprographics Technology Group, Yvonne Montgomery, Sales Manager in the MidAtlantic Region's District of the Information Systems Group; and Tom McEachin, Manager Non-Reprographic Analysis, Pricing and Strategy Analysis in Corporate Finance.

Dolphus Preston

competition is so tough here. We're only looking for originals. And there aren't very many. If you think you might be one of them, we'd like to hear from you. Visit our booth on August 4 & 5 to interview with our representative. For further information, please write to College Relations Manager, Xerox Corporation, Xerox Square, Rochester, New York, 14642.

Yvonne Montgomery


Xerox is one of the most copied companies in the world. That's why the

Xerox is an affirmative action employer, (male/female).

Tom McEachin


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Perhaps more than any other in the last decade, Alpha's 1980 General Convention was an issueoriented meeting — with a number of proposals which have been discussed for the last few years slated for "final" resolution. Programatically, the convention highlighted minority economic issues — as evidenced by its theme "Black Business: A Blueprint for the '80's." And while a wide range of excellent speakers addressed this area to an interested and attentive audience, it would not be unfair to state that the real focus of the delegates in Chicago was on internal affairs. How to maintain a viable and effective organization, ready and capable of leadership, was the primary question addressed in a number of separate areas. Of course, everyone wanted to know who the next General President would be. But that issue was already decided, waiting only for the Election Commission to tally the results of the mail balloting and announce the outcome. Other matters, however, would stand or fall solely based on the decisions made by the delegates in convention. Would the Service Fee be repealed — with or without designated replacement income or comparable budget cuts? Would the proposed Standing Orders (regulating the pledge process) be adopted — and in what form would they emerge after the give-and-take of the convention floor? And what about the matter of the national headquarters? What options were there? These and other matters confronted the Fraternity's supreme governing body as it convened in late summer. The result was a stimulating and sometimes very emotional series of business sessions. Practically all major issues (and some minor ones) were debated at length and the large number of College Brothers present really saw the 10

Above: The Board of Directors meets prior to the convention. Shown at left are (from left to right) General President Williams; Senior Alpha honoree G. Alx. Galvin; Past General President Rayford Logan; honoree Andrew Lewis; and Brother Lawrence T. Young, Chairman of Senior Alpha Affairs. The occasion was the Friday night Smoker and Symposium. Fraternity's legislative body in action. Interestingly, they demonstrated at some points that they could "give some lessons" on how to handle yourself on the convention floor. And what happened? Well, first, the Service Fee was retained — primarily because of the lack of clear-cut alternatives for replacement income. And, after nearly three years of discussion and debate, the Standing Orders were adopted — although not without some major amendments inserted on the convention floor. Action on the national headquarters question, however, was not so clear cut. The convention did clear the way for a "go-ahead" on the construction of a Fraternity-owned senior citizens complex

(with commercial space) in Chicago. But no final decision was made on whether this facility should house the "permanent" General Office of the Fraternity. In other developments, the convention saw increased momentum in the Million Dollar Fund Drive, with another $50,000 collected on site. In addition, the convention approved the creation of a task-force to review the question of retaining the schedule of "annual" conventions and report on same to the 1981 General Convention. For most, the convention began on Friday night, with the Alpha Smoker and Symposium. Always a refreshing event, this year's smoker was outstanding — with a high level of frater-

nalism prevailing. 15th General President Rayford Logan gave a blunt talk concerning his opposition to widespread use of the term "Black" to describe all persons of African descent. His message was received with respect for his impeccable credentials as a scholar and provided stimulating discussion. Senior Alpha Service Awards were presented to Brother Andrew J. Lewis III of Atlanta, Georgia and to Brother G. Alx. Galvin of Ithaca, New York . . . and the entire evening provided an opportunity for Brothers of all ages to get to know each other. Twenty two men stood to indicate their membership in Alpha for at least 50 years. Continued on Page 32 The Sphinx / Fall 1980

BROTHER JOHNSON . . . Chicago is a special city in Alpha Phi Alpha, a hub of activity and site of the Fraternity headquarters. And there's one Brother in Chicago who stands out as a model of all that Apha Phi Alpha espouses. That, of course, is the nation's premiere Black businessman, Brother John H. Johnson. As always when Alpha comes to Chicago, Brother Johnson was on the scene — opening the convention with a dynamic address and entertaining the entire gathering as only he can do. For Brothers young and old it was a rewarding experience. Addressing the opening session of the convention, Brother Johnson stressed the need for economic power among Blacks. "We (Blacks) have made great gains in the political and civil rights arena, but there are still no comparable Black gains on the The Sphinx / Fall 1980

Brother Johnson (clockwise from top right) addressing the Brotherhood; a gracious host; always prepared; greeting old friends.

economic front," he said. He further declared that the requirements of the next decade call for "a climb to the highest economic grounds. The publisher and businessman recalled being present in both Ghana and Ivory Coast when these countries gained independence: "The economic power was still in the hands of those who were handing

over (to Black Africans) the political power." Recounting his own success story, Brother Johnson told the audience that economic power is gained by learning to outsmart people who stand in your way of attaining it — recalling the racism he surmounted beginning in 1942 to build his publishing and cosmetics empire. He encouraged his Alpha Brothers (and all profes-

sional Blacks) to strongly consider the opportunities available in the world of business. He explained, "Use the same brains and creativity used to get into law school to build businesses." On Monday, Brother Johnson entertained the entire convention at a special reception at his headquarters on Michigan Avenue. Guided tours of the facility were provided, food and drink was limitless (even with a huge crowd) and everyone had a ball. The sight was inspiring, as today's leaders mingled and chatted with young Brothers destined to go on and provide leadership in the future — like Brother Johnson, in the Alpha fashion.


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The world community in the last two decades of the twentieth century will be compelled to look beyond today's routine geopolitical posturing of the superpowers and the ancient regional conflicts among nations. Nations have no choice but to confront the reality of international economic interdependence. No nation — rich or poor, large or small — can escape this reality. The faltering economies of the industrialized nations need the natural resources and markets of the developing world, which in turn needs technology, manufactured goods, markets, management skills and services to continue the process of development. Inflation, recession, unemployment and resource scarcity are now global problems which cannot be solved in the context of unilateral decisions or bilateral relationships. Consider inflation: It is a crippling phenomenon fed by powerful forces outside the control of any single government or economic institution. "Hot dollars" — surplus accumulations of billions of dollars in Europe — are shifted around the world speculatively in search of the highest return, creating gyrations in commodity prices from gold to grain, and driving up the cost of all commodities. The oil price spiral has already profoundly altered the economies of both the producing and consuming nations, and driven the poorest countries toward bankruptcy and disaster. Trade imbalances also contribute to inflation. Those with trade deficits, like the United States, pay ever higher prices for imports while their domestic industries suffer. Those with trade surpluses accumulate the billions that warp the international monetary system, destabilizing currencies and imposing crushing debt on the neediest. All the while, the great powers squander funds on a suicidal arms race and smaller countries choose guns when their people suffer from hunger, illiteracy and disease. What is the way out of the economic dilemma facing all humanity? It seems to me that a logical starting point is a recently published plan for international economic cooperation and stability with progress. The plan was put forth by the Brandt Commis-

sion on International Development Issues. The Commission is led by former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and a group of distinguished citizens from rich and poor nations. They rightly viewed inflation, unemployment, world hunger, the buildup of surplus oil profits, monetary instability, and the arms race as interrelated problems. The Commission report, entitled "North-South: A Program for Survival," made far-reaching yet realistic proposals for constructive economic change in the mutual interest of the developing and developed worlds. An immediate goal is to set up a global food program, with emphasis on production inside the poorest countries, helping them to move toward self-sufficiency in production. Most of the technology and equipment necessary for such an effort is available. A second recommendation is a large transfer of resources to developing countries for building up economic infrastructures — roads, housing, schools, factories, health facilities. Developed countries, which generally allocate less than one per cent of their gross national product to aid, are encouraged to raise an additional $4 billion a year. The Commission also called for reform of the international monetary system, including stabilization of commodity prices and greater responsiveness by the International Monetary Fund to the financial strains on developing countries. The Brandt report said that an additional need is an international energy strategy to ensure regular supplies of oil, greater conservation, more predictable and gradual oil price increases, and joint development of alternative and renewable energy sources. Finally, the Commission condemns "the crippling cost of the arms race," and warns of non-military threats to survival. "More arms are not making mankind safer, only poorer," the report observes. The Brandt Commission offers a daring challenge to the world — a challenge which, if it is met, could lead us out of a dangerous economic quagmire. "The rich cannot prosper without progress by the poor," the Commission (Continued on next page) 13

stated. "It will not be possible for any nation or group of nations to save itself either by dominion over others or by isolation from them. On the contrary, real progress will only be made nationally if it can be assured globally." From an American perspective, I see great opportunities. Three hundred thousand automobile workers in the U.S. are unemployed, yet self-interest and economic cooperation could provide American-built trucks to haul

coffee in a desperate Uganda, or the machinery and technology to cultivate the fertile Nile River valley. Steel workers in the U.S. could supply truck and tractor manufacturers with, steel to produce the machinery to feed the world's hungry — all financed by an internationalfacility of surplus dollars. A new democratically elected Nigerian government is desperate to convert oil revenues into housing, schools and agriculture. Nigeria, with a 13-billiondollar trade surplus with the U.S., is a

Purdue "Alpha House" Receives A Burnt Cross by Michael Price The Alpha Phi Alpha House at Purdue University is a modest structure located near the center of campus at 613 Waldron Street — a street which also holds some ten to fifteen other Greek houses. The house serves as the center of activity for Gamma Rho Chapter, even Brothers like Steve McKinley — who lives in the dormitory. So, on the morning of August 29th, Steve approached his frat house. He found a familiar scene, with one glaring exception — a huge charred cross (about six feet high with three-foot crossbars), which leaned against the railing of the porch. Steve wasted no time in going inside and awakening the five or six Brothers sleeping in the house and together they came out to look at their "gift." I am told that the Brothers spent some time just looking and "tripping" — a reaction described by Brother Miles Hill as a combination of shock, dismay, surprise and (heading the list) anger. Finally, someone called the student newspaper. Word of the incident began to

spread, but the Brothers got the feeling that there was an initial attempt to dismiss the matter as some sort of joke. However, a second incident — this time some computer cards were taped in the shape of a cross and burned outside the dorm window of two Black students — clearly indicated that something had to be done. Brother Sam Wilson, a senior civil engineering major, is the Student Representative on the Purdue Board of Trustees. He and Chapter President David Moore led the mobilization of Purdue's Black student and professional organizations to confront the attitude expressed in these occurrences. Meetings with the administration and the Board of Trustees led to the establishment of a task-force to investigate minority affairs. Wisely, I believe, the students took this opportunity to reach beyond the specifics of the two cross-burnings and outlined for study a number of minority grievances and concerns throughout the university system. The students feel that, regardless of the motives of the


Made In America by Hodari Kinamo, We are no longer adjectives and verbs or that ridiculous noun that refers to an anthropological group scattered through various parts of tne Eastern Hemisphere. Today we are nouns, finally. We are Americans. The original and true Americans who have been an integral part of this continent since the 17th Century. 14


It is important to any group of people, that symbols describing that group be of their own choosing. Furthermore, it is important that those symbols have a true and clear meaning in the syntax of the language in which they think. For whenever a group of people allow others outside their circle to chose the symbols by which they refer to them-

great potential trading partner in need of American goods and services. These are examples of the kind of healthy economic interdependence envisioned by the Brandt Commission. World political leaders must begin to view the real threat to nations and regions as an economic threat, and when they do, they will have no choice but to summon themselves to a serious world summit to address the growing disparities and impending chaos.

perpetuators of these two incidents, the more important issue facing them is the overall insensitivity to minority concerns which seems to permeate the campus. The task-force is still at work, with administration support, and there is hope for progress — especially in light of increased minority solidarity as a result of the cross-burnings. Two questions remain. First is the matter of who, in fact, is responsible for the cross-burnings. In speaking with the Brothers there, I found a consensus of belief that the incidents were not the result of direct involvement by the Ku Klux Klan or neo-Nazi groups. To quote Brother Hill, "It was an act of stupidity — someone trying to be funny." Because of this assessment, some will undoubtedly (and unfortunately) ask: Why are you writing about the incident? Isn't it just a college prank being blown out of proportion? In reply, I would suggest that the symbolism of the burnt cross remains dangerous and frightening — always raising the spectre of racial prejudice and hatred. In addition, I asked Gamma Rho President David Moore if there was any message which he would like to convey to the Brotherhood regarding their experience. He stated, "I would like the Brothers to be aware that this type of thing is going to happen. And, when it happens, we should be ready to come together and fight it. If we don't, these incidents will continue." His message is one we should always keep in mind. selves; or to chose the symbols by which they describe the world around them; then those people are circumscribed to think as the master chooses. All ethnic groups in the world identify strongly with their homeland. We are the products of America. As such, we are Americans. We are not trying to integrate this country, we are a part of it. From its very inception our heroes are the heroes of America. Those good things that this country has to offer are the good things that we have contributea toward making a reality. So now we have a common denominator among those of us who are so diversified in complexion and hue. We will no longer refer to ourselves by the (Continued on next page) The Sphinx / Fall 1980

adjective black or the verb colored. From this day forward we will be more than proper nouns. We will be Americans. So think about it. In that instance when you would have referred to your neighbor, your friend, your family as black — refer to them as Americans.

Substitute the noun into your thought rocesses. We have a history and our istory can be measured to its beginning, which is something that only a few representatives of this planet can attest to. There is great worth and dignity in being identified with the country of one's origin instead of being identified as part of the miscegenation

Blacks Spend Millions On High School Graduations by Lu Palmer One of the great rituals of Black family life is the high school graduation. This is true because there are countless Black adults who never finished high school and look upon the graduation of their sons or daughters as a major milestone in their lives. Indeed it is . . . or should be. However, there are some disturbing aspects of high school graduations in Chicago and, I suspect, in major metropolitan areas across the country. For one thing, high school graduations in Black schools are deteriorating in meaning. In my day, graduation was a very solemn ritual, steeped in meaning and seriousness. Today, many Black high school graduations which I have witnessed are little more than floor shows with some of the graduates vying with each other to attract attention to themselves. Many principals and teachers, often white but frequently Black, permit the graduates to turn this ritual into a performance not much removed from a circus. This is sad but indicative of the climate of our times. Another very disturbing aspect of high school graduations in Cnicago, and most likely across the country, is the extraordinary amount of money being spent by Black families for the implementation of this ceremony and the growing number of adjunct social features. High school graduations in the Black community of Chicago cost Black families millions of dollars collectively. By my own very conservative computations, I figured that Black high school graduates and their families spent more than $5 million during the last prom and graduation season. What the figure would be nationally is anybody's guess. What is so sad about this is the realization that the overwhelming majority of these dollars are poured into white hands. What is so frightening about it is that those millions of dollars which are spent with white businesses are also instruments for subtracting the values of Black liberation and reinforcing the false values of the white western "middle class" mentality. The Sphinx / Fall 1980

A survey of Black high schools in Chicago shows that proms are being held in such posh sites as the Playboy Towers, the Palmer House, the Continental Plaza Hotel, the Hyatt-Regency Chicago Hotel, even the Ritz-Carlton. A white columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times wrote about how great the prom was for one of Chicago's Black nigh schools. Invited to be a judge for the prom's King and Queen contest, Roger Simon wrote that the affair was held at "possibly the fanciest place in the city." "It would have been cheaper to blow up 12 balloons and hold the prom in the school gym," Simon admitted, "but the kids wanted it there (in the RitzCarlton) and their parents wanted it there, too." That's the kind of false values I'm talking about. Most of the Black graduates dancing at the Ritz come from families which cannot afford the $300 to $400 each graduate spends on the average for the commencement ritual. But the students want to hold their proms at the fanciest hotel available. So do their parents, for the most part. They want to hold their graduation exercises in an auditorium that costs $2,500 to $3,500 to rent rather than in the school auditorum where the cost would be negligible. By the time the boys rent tuxedos and the girls buy expensive gowns, by the time you add on the costs of flowers, rented cars, after "sets" and all the rest that goes into a modern day prom, a lot of money has been spent. And, as indicated earlier, almost all of it goes to the owners of luxury hotels, the tuxedo rental outfits, the department stores, car rental agencies, etc. A tiny portion of this money goes to an occasional Black florist. Graduation is big business. The money that goes into photos is enormous. In Chicago, white photography companies have these contracts sewed up and they prey on the pride of Black parents who are permitted only to purchase "packages" that run close to and often more than $100 each. Caps and gowns are rented from white corn-

process that has caused so many Americans to separate themselves one from another simply because the old puppet masters designed it as such. Speak to your children about this new reality. It will add a new dimension to the thinking of all of us Americans as we move forward to do our part in leaving a legacy for our descendants. panies. Class rings are purchased from white businesses and the year books are published by white printers. My estimate of the more-than-$5million that Blacks in Chicago spent on last year's graduation rituals is undoubtedly low because I arrived at it by multiplying the number of graduates from all Black schools times an estimated average spent per student. But I did not include schools where Blacks are a minority in the graduating class. Nor did I add to the average spent a "hidden" figure which our youth today spend for items which are outside the experience of us old folks: I am not making an argument against high school proms. But in my day — and I know times have changed — much of the fun of the junior-senior prom was in decorating the gym for the dance. Going to a big hotel for the dance and spending thousands of dollars was out of the question. Graduation exercises were always held in the school gym or auditorium. In those days, there was no need to have a senior luncheon in some fancy restaurant. If I had asked my Dad to rent a car for me to take my date to the prom, he would have looked at me as though I had gone out of my head. It never occurred to us that we needed to take a "graduation trip" to some exotic resort or to some distant city. When I walked across the stage to receive my diploma, I was as serious and as solemn as I have ever been in my life. Graduation then was a moving and meaningful ritual and it stood for the end of one milestone in our lives and the beginning — the commencement — of another. And when I graduated from Huntington High School in Newport News, Virginia in 1938, I doubt if my parents spent $50 for the whole ceremony — prom and all. Consider this: If Blacks in just one city spend $5 million for high school graduations each year, look what we could do if we just cut that figure in half and used the other half for something related to our liberation struggle. With $2.5 million a year, we could maintain one or more independent Black schools or buy and run a Black newspaper, radio or television station. And that's just one city. We could build Black institutions with the superfluous money Black families spend at graduation time. This would not subtract from the real meaning of commencement. In fact, it would heighten its significance. 15

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THE INTRODUCTION Proud of its heritage and history, unequivocably aware of its responsibility as an international body of college-trained men who are dedicated to serving mankind, ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. forthrightly declares its determination to accelerate and increase its role in the struggle for human betterment! To do so, this Fraternity begins by appealing to the conscience, the integrity, and the pride of men and women of good will of all races, everywhere. We start with ourselves. ALPHA PHI ALPHA asks every Alpha Brother, every Chapter, and every Region to develop and expand programs with firm goals for improving the lot of those who are less fortunate than we. Records are to be kept and results publicized in order that throughout Alphadom we may inspire and instruct ourselves on how to combat racism and prejudicial barriers successfully. ALPHA PHI ALPHA encourages and challenges white Americans and Black Americans who have achieved, to look at life through the eyes of the disappointed and disenfranchised masses. We affirm that those of us who have knowledge and understanding, human awareness, political power, and economic affluency must stop taking for granted that "other" people are doomed to suffer economically, emotionally, and physically. ALPHA PHI ALPHA calls upon our government â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the government of ALL the people â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at all levels (from the Federal to the smallest municipality), to assume its constitutional responsibility by guaranteeing that ALL citizens and members of our society be provided the services for which they qualify. WE URGE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES and the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT to accomplish this objective and to influence State and local governments to act responsibly in these matters. The need in the eighties is that we, the "haves," do indeed become the keeper of our brothers, the "have nots." Our overall purposes are (1) to help underprivileged Black Americans toward experiencing what is designated as the American Dream: (2) to extend our resources and influence to the downtrodden in other parts of the world. With these accepted goals in mind, ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. makes the following proposals.

CURTAILMENT OF POLICE BRUTALITY FOR HUMAN BETTERMENT The United States was founded on the principle of justice for all. This nation has not only continued to advocate equal justice at home but has championed human rights abroad. Unfortunately, the reality of what happens here makes a mockery of our national protestations and causes other nations to see through our pretense. American citizens who are Black are hounded, harrassed, and often brutalized by the police to such extent that at this very moment, national and local leaders and spokesmen are advising that the police keep a low profile in cities that are in the throes of racial crisis. Civilian patrols are preferred to uniformed police. Quite clearly, the very sight of policemen evokes fear and hostility among young Black people in some sections of this nation. The judiciary system is itself at fault. All-white juries granting acquittal to officers involved in such cases as those 16

in Miami, Chattanooga, and Chicago contribute directly to lawlessness. So police brutality must be stopped. ALPHA PHI ALPHA dares to demand in 1980 that a uniform standard of justice be practiced for all Americans. This Fraternity therefore calls upon all local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to reevaluate their personnel recruitment and selection policies and their law enforcement practices. We urge a system of regularly reevaluating all officers to determine that they are emotionally stable. We further urge that larger percentages of Blacks and other minority groups be added to police forces. This Fraternity strongly favors the use of Civilian Review Boards to help keep law enforcement proper, and we urge the establishment of such boards in local communities. At present, the situation is potentially explosive. For the good of the United States, police brutality which is directed toward Black citizens must end. What happens to the moral fiber of this country and to its international prestige is obvious when the American principle of justice is so flagrantly flaunted where Black Americans are involved. Law enforcement is a highly important applied science in today's society. Bright young Black men and women would do well to consider careers in this field.

BLACK FEDERAL JUDGES AND HUMAN BETTERMENT T o follow tradition is natural, though not necessarily correct. Controversial cases which are heard by all-white juries dramatically show the need for representation of minorities on juries which function at such trials. In the judiciary system it has also been customary, therefore traditional, that only white attorneys be named as federal judges in the south. A notable case in point is the reaction of the American Bar Association (ABA) to Fred D. Gray and U. W. Clemon of Alabama, who were nominated to become the first Black Federal Judges in the history of Alabama. U. W. Clemon was sworn in as a Federal Judge on July 3, 1980. As this statement goes to press, Fred Gray has not been confirmed. ABA's unwarranted attack on these excellent Black civil rights lawyers follows traditional lines. ALPHA PHI ALPHA deplores the machinations of the Federal Judiciary Committee of ABA. This Fraternity reminds those who are involved in the selection process of federal judges that racially motivated attacks are unfair, discriminatory, and illogical in seeking to fill such high positions in the judiciary system. ALPHA PHI ALPHA further declares that in 1980, it is no honor for a State not to have Black federal judges. We urge the confirmation of Fred Gray. We insist that ABA amend its racist ways.

EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN BETTERMENT O n e of the surest ways to create a welfare people is to make them jobless, to hire them last and let them go first. Unemployment creates boredom, frustration, and alienation. It gnaws away at self respect. Time and increased numbers of unemployed people aggravate the condition. So one of the surest ways to forment rebelliousness and lawlessness and to produce a society of muggers is to allow joblessness to grow rampant.

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The poor people of our nation carry a disproportionate share of the inflationary burden. High unemployment among Black youths can no longer be attributed primarily to deficiencies in education and job skills — nor to the minimum wage law — but rather to racism, to lingering discrimination practices. To many young people, having a job is a sign of security, a standard of worth and self-esteem. However, Black youth, who suffer disproportionately from the lack of jobs, have again and again cried out in frustration. Nevertheless, Black youth unemployment continues to an intolerable level. It is estimated to be as high as 40% in some cities. How many times has this nation seen that such conditions spawn apathy and destructive forces in our communities? The situation is deplorable and must stopl Neither public officials nor the private sector can afford to take actions that further dehumanize minorities. The socio-psychological deterioration must be immediately rectified. All men and women must have the opportunity to feel that they are men and women. ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. urges the federal and state governments, as well as business and industry, to mobilize their resources to help alleviate the crisis facing our nation. We recommend that Black youths be employed! As this Fraternity has done in the past, we again call upon the federal government to support and adhere to the mandate of the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act. We further recommend that CETA (Comprehensive Employment Training Assistance Programs) and other work programs be made more effective and be retained as a source of jobs for the chronically unemployed. Training programs must lead to jobs. Equal Employment Opportunity must become a reality. Most of the new jobs of the past decade have come from small business development. ALPHA PHI ALPHA suggests that, for the good of all, management of small businesses conscientiously seek Black youths for employment, and that prime sponsors of CETA utilize small businesses also.

Finally, ALPHA PHI ALPHA commends those federal agencies that have made special efforts to insure that minority enterprises receive a representative share of government contracts. We strongly urge continuation and increase of these efforts to promote and support Black businesses in the '80s.

PAN-AFRICANISM AND HUMAN BETTERMENT The distinguished William E. Burgardt DuBois, a Brother in Alpha, was an early advocate of Pan-Africanism. The core of the doctrine is that Afro-Americans, West Indians, most Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Haitians, and all other Caribbean Islanders should unite into an ideological, emotional, political, and economic constituency. The world that Brother DuBois knew has changed considerably, but his vision remains essentially intact. Brazil, the largest of all South American nations, second only to the United States in citizens of African descent, already shows awareness of what the Senegalese poet, Leopald Senghor, calls "negritude. Pan-Africanism continues, and ALPHA PHI ALPHA embraces it. Afro-Americans themselves number from 15 to 20 million people, with a consumer purchasing power which is estimated at 80 billion dollars. Consolidation of economic and political potential in Pan-Africanism will make a tremendous force for human betterment. ALPHA PHI ALPHA shall formulate a definite policy to reinforce bonds with persons of African descent the world over. Already Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has established chapters in foreign countries. That development should be expanded, bringing more college-trained Black men closer together. We further encourage our college Brothers to make a special effort to invite qualified African students who are presently enrolled in our colleges to become members of the Brotherhood.

THE PREDOMINANTLY BLACK COLLEGE AND HUMAN BETTERMENT ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN BETTERMENT Fifteen years after the phrase "affirmative action" has become a part of the national vocabulary, Blacks still remain all but absent from the executive ranks of American corporate life. The country's eleven percent Black population is only beginning to enter middle management in significant numbers and is represented at higher levels chiefly by an occasional vice-president. Also, notably absent from the American economic system are significant numbers of Black-owned and operated business establishments. Thus, it is appropriate that the theme of the 74th Anniversary convention is "BLACK BUSINESS: A Blueprint for the '80's" — a theme which is a logical outgrowth of the Fraternity's Business Encouragement program. ALPHA PHI ALPHA continues to emphasize and affirm its commitment to the full participation of Black Americans in the economic development of this nation. The General Organization requests its local chapters to aggressively promote the Fraternity's Business Encouragement program in their communities. We encourage our young Brothers, as well as other talented young men and women, to consider the field of business management as a course of study at the undergraduate level and/or Masters of Business Administration (MBA) level. Further, we urge secondary school educators to steer young men and women of ability to the fields of engineering, accounting, finance, marketing and to other related business courses of study. We also encourage Blacks who have gained experience in well-run majority enterprises to establish businesses of their own. Assistance in the form of capital and counsel on business management is needed to provide minority businesses the opportunity to get started, develop, and survive. ALPHA PHI ALPHA calls on the appropriate agencies of the federal government, such as the Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce, and the Office of Minority Business Enterprise, to assist in these endeavors. We solicit the cooperation of financial institutions in local communities to provide business insurance to minority firms at reasonable rates and at a level required to insure an opportunity for success in an inner city environment. The Sphinx / Fall 1980

ALPHA PHI ALPHA pledges its continued support of Black colleges. We contribute to them through our Million Dollar Drive, through affiliation with individual alumni organizations, and by sending our children to them. We shall continue our support in every possible way. The Black land-grant colleges are each facing a survival dilemma. Their identities and independence are being threatened. Alpha men must increase political pressure to assure that federal and state governments provide the added support which is necessary to retain and further develop these institutions. However, concerned as Alpha is about all Black colleges, we offer the following scheme which may conceivably be a way out of the present crisis for survival of the land-grant college and will indeed be highly beneficial to our private, non-tax-supported schools as well. ALPHA PHI ALPHA proposes that each of the predominantly Black colleges strike up a viable working relation with an African country through its institutions of higher education. There would be faculty and student exchanges. In the process of such an arrangement, the Black American Colleges would aim toward becoming the authority in the United States on the given country they adopt. For example, South Carolina State would relate to Nigeria and would become the final authority in America on Nigeria, including the Yourba, Housa, and Ebo languages. Howard and Fisk Universities would become the leading authorities on Africa art and music. Should our colleges pursue such a scheme, they may well stand their best chance of survival. In the process, our young Black people would acquire a broad understanding of their ancestral heritage and a strong sense of global alliance.

UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION POLICY AND HUMAN BETTERMENT In the very recent past, American Blacks, along with the rest of the world, have witnessed the spectacle of a massive effort — involving the U.S. Air Force and Navy — to bring many thousands of Asians into this country. These "refugees," in most cases, needed considerable relocation assistance — such as housing, education, jobs, welfare, and the like. 17





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In the immediate past, American Blacks have witnessed the spectacle of another massive American effort to help over 100,000 Cuban "refugees" illegally or legally enter this country. In some cases, the U.S. Coast Guard was used to further this effort. Here again, the overwhelming majority of these refugees (some of whom rioted at Fort Chaffee) needed massive relocation assistance, in the form of welfare, housing, jobs, etc. Interestingly enough, in a third situation involving entrance into this country, American Blacks witnessed the sorry spectacle of Haitian refugees being brutally jailed, deported, or sent right back to Haiti if they were not 100% legal and immigrants. In one widely publicized case, a young Haitian mother and her three children were tragically drowned or abandoned when they attempted to smuggle themselves into Florida. Black Americans are aware that there is an inconsistency in America's reaction to refugees from the three countries. The concern of Black Americans is further exacerbated by the unquestionably unacceptable fact that these newly subsidized groups who arrive in a period of high unemployment, "cutbacks," and economic dislocation, receive jobs and other considerations which Black Americans are denied. Repeatedly we must call to the attention of our nation the stubborn truth about what happens to American Blacks when jobs are reshuffled to accommodate newcomers. Highly conscious of the injustices that occur in this world, ALPHA PHI ALPHA recommends a more judicious immigration policy — one which is mindful of the needs of all those persons who are seeking entrance into this country. This Fraternity also urges that more qualified American Blacks be named to policy making positions and employed in the implementation of the policies in the Immigration and Naturalization Service.


communities. The acquired freedoms have brought Black people more competitively into the mainstream. Competition causes insecurity and uncertainty to Black people and to White people as well. The widening gap between "haves" and the "have nots" has the potential of bringing strife not only between Whites and Blacks, but between Blacks and Blacks as well. What now? What is the agenda for human betterment in the eighties? What are the priorities: What problem(s) should be attacked first? What is the time table? What shall we accomplish by '83, by '87? How close will we be to the "the Dream" by 19957 WHAT STRATEGY WILL BEST SERVE US? Servants of all, we proudly declare. As we remember and assess the past, as we scrutinize and attempt to understand the present, as we anticipate and try to project ourselves into the future — this proud Fraternity arrives at a commanding decision. ALPHA PHI ALPHA deems it time to call a Summit Conference — not unlike that historic one that gave birth to the NAACP. ALPHA PHI ALPHA proposes to draw on the wisdom and experience of outstanding, distinguished Black Americans in such fields as business and economics, law and politics, psychology and sociology, history and urban, science, education — and religion. ALPHA PHI ALPHA recognizes the need for clearly identifying and defining the goals, and discovering and developing the strategy for attaining them. To accomplish our task of human betterment, this Fraternity calls on men and women of good will, on organizations which testify and work for human betterment. We believe that the Summit Conference can be well-funded. ALPHA PHI ALPHA IS DETERMINED TO DO ITS UTMOST TO MAKE THE '80's LEAD MUCH FURTHER TOWARD THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF A DREAM.

THE NEED FOR A NEW STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE HUMAN BETTERMENT Recent news surveys indicate that notwithstanding the significance of the Civil Rights Revolution of the sixties, the status of Black Americans has not changed greatly. It is true that some middle class Blacks are better off; but the poor are not. Most notable perhaps is the continued unsatisfactory and even deteriorating financial condition of so many Black people. There are also — as this Policy Statement has emphasized — police brutality, political and racial harrassment, priority treatment of the needs of aliens over the needs of Blacks, and an assortment of other ills. In the sixties we wanted to ride, to sit, to eat, to be educated, to vote as all other Americans could and did. We devised and discovered means by which we achieved what we sought. Black people and some white sympathizers conducted Freedom Marches, Freedom Rides, Sit-ins — and certainly there was a lot of burning and looting of communities — always Black


PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE Hobart S. Jarrett, Chairman Lewis A. H. Caldwell George Coney Eddie Easley Charles Green John Harvey Lorenzo Manns Robert Myers Harold Payne Bayne Spotwood Quintin Young John Kelly

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In May of 1861, the capital of the fledgling Confederate States of America was moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia — largely because of the prestige of the city and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Later, on Washington's birthday in 1862, the "permanent" government of the Confederacy was established there — with Jefferson Davis as President. Over a century later, in 1977, Brother Henry Marsh, III became Mayor of the City of Richmond — the first Black to attain the city's highest elected office.


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A soft-spoken moderate whose demeanor is surprisingly in tune with the city's genteel image, Henry Marsh has nonetheless gone on to make a dramatic impact on a city which has for decades been controlled by wealthy white businessmen. While he has not achieved — nor sought — the widespread fame of other Black big-city mayors, he has become an effective and influential voice in Virginia and this nation. Two ironies stand out in the election and service of Richmond's first Black mayor. First, his election was made possible by a power struggle which he and other Black leaders ultimately lost. In 1970, city leaders moved to dilute the strength of Richmond's Black voters by annexing a number of predominately white suburbs. The annexation plan was upheld by the courts — and Richmond's Black population was reduced from an all-time high of 52% to the present 42%. Out of this process, however, the city adopted a ward system — which eventually led to a Black majority on the City Council . . . and Marsh's election by that council as Mayor. Secondly, Brother Marsh has surprised many by making himself a preeminent figure in a city where the mayor's job has traditionally been a largely ceremonial post. Most people who have heard of the power of the late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley are surprised to learn that the Windy City, at least in theory, has a "weak mayor — strong council" form of municipal government. Similarly, under Richmond's form of government, Marsh could have left the running of the city to the appointed city manager. Instead, he has turned the office of mayor into a full-time job and, with strong council support, has become a dynamic leader who fights for the interests of his urban constituents. Let us add that most of the time he's successful in such endeavors. A native of Richmond, Brother Marsh has been elected to four consecutive terms on the Richmond City Council and is its senior member in terms of service. In July, 1970, while serving his third term, he was elected ViceMayor by the members of the Council. In March, 1977 he was elected to his fourth term and was unanimously selected by his fellow council members as Mayor of the City of Richmond.




Brother Marsh has been a member of the Richmond City Planning Commission and has served on the Boards of Directors for the Richmond Community Action Program and the Model Cities Program in Richmond. Since July, 1970 he has been a member of the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission. Mayor Marsh has been an active participant in municipal organizations for

Mayor Henry Marsh, with Richmond's towering City Hall in the background. many years. He recently completed a term as a member of the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities and a term as President of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Income Security Committee of the National League of Cities; and, as Chairman of the Effective Government Policy Committee of the Virginia Municipal League. Brother Marsh is also a member of the Judicial


Council of the National Democratic Party and the Advisory Committee of the state Democratic Party. In his professional life, Brother Marsh is a nationally recognized attorney. He is a partner in the law firm of Hill, Tucker and Marsh and is personally for many of the landmark decisions in the field of civil rights. During the '60's, he worked for the cause in the courtrooms of Virginia — providing most of his work free of charge. He has for many years been a cooperating attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and is a member of the National Legal Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He is still active in the practice of law and his role as a strong mayor has required him to literally work two jobs. Brother Marsh attended the public schools of Richmond, graduating from Maggie L. Walker High School in 1952. He received the A.B. degree, cum laude, from Virginia Union University in 1956 and the LL.B. degree from Howard University School of Law in 1959. After serving a tour of duty with the United States Army, he was admitted to the Virginia State Bar. Married to Dr. Diane Harris (a dentist practicing in Richmond), he is the father of two daughters: Nadine Denise and Sonya Louise; and one son, Dwayne Samuel. Initiated at Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Brother Marsh has shown a keen interest and devotion to understanding and solving the problems of all people — but particularly Black and poor people in Virginia and the nation. In recognition of this fact he has been the recipient of numerous awards — and was selected by the Laureate Center of Virginia as Laureate of Virginia in 1978 and 1979 for outstanding services in the field of public administration. The accomplishments of Brother Marsh stand as testimony that the lowkey approach to problem-solving — when coupled with hard work and dedication — can be extremely effective. He is considered an expert at the political process — the behind-thescenes work needed to guarantee real progress — and has earned a formidable reputation as a power in Virginia. Alpha Phi Alpha is honored to add its tribute to a good and faithful "Servant of All Mankind."

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VERDREE LOCKHART Outstanding Alumni Brother

Brother VERDREE LOCKHART currently serves as Parliamentarian, Chairman of the Million Dollar Fund Campaign Committee, member of the Youth Career Development Committee, member of the Board of Directors, and member of the Social Committee of Eta Lambda Chapter in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, the 1980 Alumni Brother of the Year currently serves as Chairman of the Constitution Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Southern Region. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Million Dollar Fund Campaign for the State of Georgia. Previously, he has served as Parliamentarian, member of the Public Policy Committee, member of the Resolutions Committee of the Southern Region; Sergeant-at-Arms for the State of Georgia; and as Chairman of the Constitution Committee, member of the Ritual Committee, Chairman of the Special Fund Committee for the NAACP and Chairman of the Social Committee of Eta Lambda Chapter. Brother Lockhart has served as delegate on numerous occasions from Eta Lambda Chapter to the State of Georgia, the Southern Region and the General Conventions where he served


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The 1980 Stenson E. Broaddus Award, given annually to the outstanding College Brother in Alpha Phi Alpha, was presented at the Chicago convention to Brother FREEMAN MONTAQUE, JR. A native of West Memphis, Arkansas, graduating from Wonder High School in that city, Brother Montague earned this enviable title through commitment and dedicated service to the Fraternity and his school community at Arkansas State University. Brother Montaque is truly "an Alpha for life." In less than two years after his entrance into the fraternity, he became life member #4073. Since that time, he has held the unique position of being the first and only undergraduate life member in the state. His tenure in the fraternity has included such offices as Assistant State Director of Arkansas and two-time president of the Theta Upsilon Chapter at Arkansas State University. He was also featured at the 32nd Southwestern regional convention as the College Brothers' Luncheon speaker and in the 1977 Sphinx magazine for his poem, "He Ain't Heavy . . . He's My Brother." On route to this national convention, he was selected as the fraternity's College Brother of


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as a volunteer on many convention committees. Brother Lockhart is a Life Member and was initiated into the Fraternity by Gamma Phi Chapter of Tuskegee Institute. Professionally, Brother Lockhart is employed by the Georgia Department of Education, Office of Planning and Development as an Education Program Consultant for guidance, counseling and testing services. Previously, he has served as Chairman and Teacher of History at Jefferson County High School, Louisville, Georgia (1949-1958) and as High School Counselor at the aforementioned school (1958-1963). Brother Lockhart, a specialist in Administration of Student Personnel Services, received his B.S. Degree from Tuskegee Institute and earned the M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees from Atlanta University. In addition, he has done further study and specialized training at George Peabody College, Georgia State University, University of Georgia and West Georgia College. While Brother Lockhart is involved in the Fraternity from the Chapter to the National levels, he is also active in a wide range of professional, civic and religious organizations on the local, Continued on Page 22

the Year in both the State of Arkansas and the Southwest Region for 1980. In his participation with the Student Government Association, Brother Montaque has a record of elected offices unequalled by any student at Arkansas State University. During his first year, he was elected as freshman representative to the SGA. His sophomore year saw him elected as College of Science representative. The following year, he was elected as the organization's first vice-president. He then made the attempt to become the first black president in the school's history, falling short by less than sixty votes. Still, his activeness was not diminished. His participation in other student organizations at the university include: (1) Black Students' Association choir member (2) Dorm council representative (3) Black Students' Association second vice-president (4) Vice-president of the American Chemical Society (5) Interfraternity council representative, and (6) Vice-president of the United Student Alliance political party. His service to the community and university has included: (1) President's Student Advisory Council (2) PresiContinued on Page 22


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state and national levels, including offices with the Georgia Personnel and Guidance Association, the Atlanta University, the Boy Scouts of America, the Southeastern Office of the National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, the Forest Resources Council of Tuskegee Institute, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Northwest Council of Clubs of Atlanta, the Atlanta University National Alumni Association, the Tuskegee Institute National Alumni Association, Georgia Association of Non-White Concerns in Personnel and Guidance, the Georgia Education Articulation Committee, Young Men's Christian Association, the Youth Council of the Atlanta Com-

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dential Screening and Selection Committee (3) Vice-chairman of the University Policy Review Committee (4) Chairman of the University Finance Committee (5) Junior Varsity Basketball (6) Tutor in the Program of Academic Skills and Services (7) Juror on the Jonesboro Municipal Court, and (8) Member of the NAACP. Academically, Brother Montaque has maintained a 3.59 grade-point average on a 4.00 scale. He graduated from ASU with scholastic honors despite being the only black chemist in his class and having to work twenty-five hours per week. Because of his

prehensive Employment and Training Act Office, the Oakland Estate Community Club, Georgia Department of Education Credit Union, and the Union Baptist Church, to name a few. In addition to receiving the 1980 Outstanding Alumni Brother of the Year Awards from Eta Lambda Chapter, the State of Georgia, the Southern Region and the Fraternity. He has been the recipient of many awards. Some were the following: Teacher of the Year Award by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce; Award of Merit, Eta Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America; Alumni Merit Awards, Tuskegee Institute and the Atlanta University Alumni Associations; Certificate of Merit, Atlanta Branch,

NAACP; and a Citation for Distinguished Service, Georgia Department of Education. Brother Lockhart is listed in several regional, national and international reference volumes. These honors and listings reflect not only his dedication to his family and profession, but his outstanding volunteer work and commitment to the ideals of the Fraternity. In addition to a distinguished record of professional and volunteer service, Brother Lockhart owns a four hundred and three acre farm. He is married to the former Louise Howard and has four children, Verdree II, a Supervisor, Computer Section; Vera Louise (Mrs. Cargile), an Analyst; Fernandez (Brother), a 2nd Lt.; and Abigail, an Accountant.

academic achievements, he received the following distinctions: (1) First student to win the John-Horn Scholarship on three separate occasions (3) Inducted into Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society (3) Inducted into and president of Phi Eta Sigma academic fraternity for men with GPA's of 3.50 and above (4) Selected to attend Harvard University's Health Careers Summer Program of 1978 from nationwide competition (5) Awarded a National Health Service Corps Scholarship in medicine, and (6) Accepted into Meharry Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee where he will begin work on his M.D. this fall while remaining

active with the fraternity through affiliation with the Chi chapter. As a result of his activities and academics combined, Brother Montague has also received the following honors: (1) Selection to Who's Who Among College and University students (2) Selection to International Youth in Achievement (3) Received the Distinguished Service Award from Arkansas State University, and (4) Chosen as the 1980 male recipient of the Robert E. Lee Wilson Award, the highest honor given at ASU. Brother Montaque is a man with a bright future that will shine the light of ALPHA for all to see.

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INSTRUCTIONS Applications may be secured from the General Office. Completed applications are to be returned to the General Office. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 3 1 , 1981. Incomplete applications are not acceptable. Awards will be announced May 1 , 1 9 8 1 . Applicants must be Alphamen and below the senior year at the time the application is completed. For further information, please contact: Michael J. Price, Assistant Executive Secretary Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 4 4 3 2 Martin Luther King Drive Chicago, llinois 6 0 6 5 3

DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS WITH (Above) SUPPORTING DATA IS M A R C H 3 1 , 1 9 8 1 I, the undersigned, do hereby make formal application for an "Undergraduate Scholarship" from the ALPHA PHI ALPHA EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. Signed Name in full Address City & State Zip Code The Sphinx / Fall 1980


Among these may be a decision to hold the General Convention less frequently and a move to place General Presidents' elections back in the hands of delegates at conventions. It would not take a fifty-year Brother to see that the Fraternity is indeed at an important juncture. It's important that all Brothers be made aware of (if not participants in) decisions reached. (Official minutes achieve this.) It's crucial that Brothers are aware of chapter's powers to rescind actions taken at General Conventions (Article 9, Section 2.2). And it's fundamental that Brothers know how to present constitutional amendments and proposals to the body. To College Brothers more so than others are the facts crucial. It is College Brothers who, through frequent pledging, must regularly "guard" that golden door into Alphaland. But we can't afford to have Brothers whose functions resemble that of the fairy tale troll whose only duty was to "guard" the bridge. With politics, AWARENESS (of issues and differences) leads to MEANINGFUL involvement. The same holds true for Alpha. Knowledge equals power, and as this new era of Alpha begins, we should not stop and be satisfied as active Alphas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; let's be aware.

Thoughts of smoke-filled board meetings and clandestine backroom dealings crept into mind as I participated on the Constitutional Committee of the recently held General Convention. It was as though I had stumbled into a secret meeting. But, of course, these meetings are open. Being a neophyte to the inner-workings of the Fraternity, I never envisioned the massive influence and impact that committees and the sessions of conventions could have on the direction of the Fraternity. In sum, the mechanics of Alpha were "news" to me. Each successive year I have been surprised and overwhelmed at the depth of our organization. Our undertakings and involvements cause me to recollect the days when the scope of Alpha, limitlessness, was impressed upon me. Yet, while the scope of Alpha may be limitless, the number of Brothers, particularly College Brothers, participating in the decision-making processes certainly is not limitless. In Chicago, for instance, less than onehundred College Brothers were registered for the convention-week activities. Attendance, however, is not my plea â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Awareness Is! Much was decided and announced in Chicago that will affect the future direction of Alpha Phi Alpha. Among these: 1. A new General President, Brother Ozell Sutton, was chosen; 2. Major changes were made in the Fraternity's pledging procedures;

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3. Initial moves were made to move the Fraternity's headquarters. Each of these decisions will have a major impact on the direction of the Fraternity. But equally important now, there are many issues that will assuredly come up in Dallas '81 or L.A. in 1 9 8 2 .


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Phi Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., recently honored one of its most distinguished brothers, MANUEL H. CROCKETT, SR., of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was indeed an honor for Phi Lambda to recognize a brother who for over three scores has exemplified the high aims of Alpha Phi Alpha â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Scholarship, Leadership and Service. Brother Crockett, a native of Tennessee, came to North Carolina at an early age to attend a private school at Sedalia, North Carolina, Palmer Memorial Institute. He is a 1 9 3 4 graduate of Hampton Institute, Hampton Virginia, where he received both his B.S. and M.A. degrees. Upon graduation from Hampton Institute, Brother Crockett returned to North Carolina where he began his professional career. He was first employed at W. S. Creecy High School, Rich Square, North Carolina where he served as Vocational Agricultural Teacher. In 1 9 3 6 - 1 9 4 4 he was employed as an Extension Agent in Wake County. Brother Crockett was Principal at the now Governor Morehead School for the Blind and the Deaf for 27 years ( 1 9 4 4 - 1 9 7 1 ) . Brother Crockett is married to the former Myrtle Creecy, of Rich Square, N.C. They have a daughter, Dr. Barbara C. Dease of Jackson, Mississippi and two sons, Manuel H. Crockett, Jr., Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado and William C. Crockett, Youngston, Ohio. Brother Crockett retired from the Governor Morehead School in 1 9 7 1 , but continued work in related areas. He now resides at 711 St. George Road, Raleigh, N.C. Brother DR. CHARLES A. GREEN, Dean of Continuing Education at Inver Hills Community College, was recently appointed to the Minnesota State Cable Communications Commission by Governor Al Quie. As a member of the State Cable Communications Commission, Brother Green will be responsible for formulation of plans and policy governing the state's expanding cable communications system. Dr. Green recently received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Community College Administration. His dissertation "Development of Factors Affecting Enrollment in the 18 Community Colleges of Minnesota and the Intervention of Those Factors to Enrollment Trends" has received acclaim as significant by faculty at the University of Texas. The dissertation is dedicated to his deceased mother, Ella M. Green, and his eighth grade teacher from Lincoln Heights Elementary School

Brother Charles A. Green in Lincoln Heights, Ohio. Brother Green's education and career experience include a bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology from Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, and a Master's degree in Management and Industrial Supervision from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He spent several years as an officer in the United States Army and is presently a major in the Army Reserve. He has been a full professor of Management and Business at American Technological University in Killeen, Texas, prior to accepting his present position as Dean of Continuing Education at Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Dr. Green is married to Carol J. (Patton) Green and both of them are from Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduates of Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio. They reside in Bumsville with the youngest two of their four children and are the proud grandparents of two children. Knoxville City School System's outstanding administrator of the year is Brother JAMES HENRY HARPER, recently retired supervisor of vocational education. The award was made at the annual vocational education week banquet held recently. Brother Harper is a native of Knoxville. Most of his early work was in the Knoxville City School System as a teacher and coordinator of Industrial Cooperative Training at Austin High School. He later became part time coordinator for the high school day trade 25

coop and industrial education programs. Serving as assistant principal was an additional assignment. During this period of time many instructional materials were developed

Brother James Henry Harper for all of the service areas. As an I.C.T. coordinator he supervised on the job training of students who were engaged in learning various occupations. This was pointed out in a series of articles featuring Brother Harper and the vocational education program in one of the local newspapers last year. After becoming supervisor of vocational education, he assumed new responsibilities which included total involvement in all aspects of the vocational program. He is the recipient of many firsts. Among them are: first black chairman of the Trade and Industrial Education Department of the East Tennessee Education Association, first black to coordinate a Distributive Education program in Knoxville, first black to hold office in a Knoxville Kiwanis International Club, first black instructional supervisor in the Knoxville school system, and first black to receive the outstanding administrator of the year award in the school system. Brother Harper has been a productive participant in the brotherhood of Alpha Mu Lambda since his initiation May 3, 1944. During these thirty-six years he has served as president and in numerous other capacities. A major thrust has been his outstanding participation in working with youth and the citizenship and educational programs with emphasis on motivating and training youth for better citizenship and means of achieving career goals. Presently, he is a actively involved in encouraging participation in the "Million Dollar Fund Drive." Brother 26

Harper is a noble servant of Alphadom, a man of high morals and integrity, dedicated to the principle of "First of All Servants of All, We shall Transcend All." In addition to the demanding responsibilities of his career, he has found time to engage himself in a variety of other activities. He is a member of and chairman of the board of trustees of First A.M.E. Zion Church, President of the Laymen's Association of the Tennessee Annual Conference of the

State University, Nashville and has done further study at Indiana University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Presently, he is employed by MINACT, Inc. as manager of Vocational Training. MINACT, Inc. operates the Job Corps Center on the Knoxville College Campus and is financed by the U.S. Department of Labor. He is married to the former Henrietta Houston, who teaches in the Knoxville City School System.

Brother Joe Kirven, joined by his wife, Gloria, and Bill Clements, Governor of the Sta of Georgia. A.M.E. Zion Church, has served as advisor for several youth clubs, a member of the Board of Trustees, Morristown College, Member of Board of Directors of the Eastside Branch Y.M.C.A., former President of the International Y's Men's Club of the Y.M.C.A., member of the Board of Directors for Knoxville Opportunities Industrialization Center, honorary member of East Tennessee Juvenile Services Center, member and presently the Vice President of East Knoxville Kiwanis Club. His professional and educational affiliations include all organizations in the United Teaching Profession, Tennessee Vocational Association and the American Vocational Association. Several plaques and awards have been received on different occasions for devoted, unselfish and loyal service. The most recent award was Alpha Phi Alpha "Man of the Year" of the Tennessee chapters presented at the state convention held in the spring. His fraternal affiliations are: Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha, member of the Beta Chapter of the lota Lambda Sigma Industrial Education Fraternity, charter member of Independent Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks of the World, member of Phi Delta Kappa. Brother Harper received his B.A. degree from Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia, M.S. degree from Tennessee

Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter, Dallas, is honored to spotlight Brother JOE KIRVEN, Administrative Assistant to the Governor of the State of Texas. Brother Kirven, a successful businessman in the city of Dallas, is a graduate of Wiley College, Marshall, Texas and has been a part of the leadership structure in the city of Dallas for a number of years. He is the first Black to be honored in this high position in the state's history. Brother PERCY E. POLLARD, SR. was selected for the President's Executive Exchange Program. Brother Pollard, an Alpha Life Member (#867) is currently a member of Kappa Theta Lambda Chapter in Bergen County, New Jersey. He was initiated at Virginia State University in 1963. He was initiated at Virginia State University in 1963. He was founding president of lota Theta Lambda in Endicott, N.Y. (1971) and held numerous offices with lota Upsilon Lambda in Silver Spring, Maryland from 1973 to 1979. He has been active in numerous community and public service organizations. He received the Outstanding Young Men of America Award for 1975, 1978 and 1979. He also received IBM's Office Products Division's People Management Award for 1979. Brother Pollard's Executive Exchange Appointment is effective September 8, The Sphinx / Fall 1980


and 1980. He has, and is carrying out, the acts of "Manly Deeds, Scholarship and Love for all Mankind."

Brother J. OSCAR WILLIAMS, SR. received the Alpha Man of the Year Award at the Gamma Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's Formal Ball at the Centennial Hall in Hay ward. This award is given for signi-


Brother Percy E. Pollard 1980. He will be working in the Health and Human Services Department as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Personnel Administration. He will participate in Planning and Decision Making Processes, Government Orientation Programs, Cabinet Level Briefings, other work assignments and a two week International Seminar. The International Seminar will be in Japan with focus on that country's economic, trade, monetary and industrial Systems. The Exchange Program will consist of 22 highly selected business leaders from various companies. Brother Pollard is sponsored by IBM, one of the companies that only participate for the 1980/81 program. Percy will be relocating to the Washington, D.C. area for the program year with his wife, Annie, and two children, Tracie and Percy, Jr. Brother R. LEE SCOTT has been promoted to District Manager, Residence Service Center, Hartford Capitol Division of the Southern New England Telephone Company in Hartford, Connecticut. A resident of Newington, Connecticut, Brother Scott has been with the telephone company for 10 years and held a number of staff and line positions. He is the first black to be promoted to a district line position in the company. Brother Scott has been active in community affairs for several years. He is past president of the Community Council of Central Connecticut; member of the Connecticut Association of Human Services; New Britain Chapter The Sphinx / Fall 1980

Brother R. Lee Scott of the NAACP; Opportunities Industrialization Center of New Britain; Advisory Board of Sfreef Talk, a Connecticut Housing magazine; corporator, New Britain General Hospital; Boy's Club of New Britain and Wheeler Affiliates of Plainville; past chairperson, The Black Management Association of the Southern New England Telephone Company. Brother Scott has a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from the University of Hartford, and belongs to three professional associations — Association of M.B.A. Executives, National Black M.B.A. Association and the Council of Concerned Black Executives. He joined Alpha in 1969 with Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter in Hartford, Connecticut. He is a supporter of the Million Dollar Campaign and served as president of Beta Sigma Lambda in 1975-77. In addition to his work with the fraternity, Brother Scott is an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford where he has taught a graduate course in organizational behavior for the past two years. Brother Scott published an article, titled "Make Your Classroom Time Count" in the March 1980 issue of Minority Education, and a case study, Personnel Assessment Centers, in Collaboration in Organizations; Alternatives to Hierarchy by William A. Kraus, in May of 1980. He is married to the former Miss Mae F. Kline and they have two children. Brother Scott was selected by the U.S. Jaycees as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America in 1979

Brother J. Oscar Williams, Sr. ficant achievement in the fraternity and the community. Williams is the chapter's Recording Secretary and Chairman of its Installation Committee. He is an Oakland Public School educator and the owner of J.O.W. Enterprises, Inc., an accounting and real estate firm.

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The 1977 General Convention in Atlanta is still recorded as the largest convention in the history of Alpha Phi Alpha. There we launched our national program theme, "BACK TO BASICS: The Greatness of Our Past is the Key to Our Future." In Minneapolis, in 1 9 7 8 , we staged "A Tribute to the Black Woman" — an idea which is still being emulated by other organizations. Most of the top leading Black women in America joined us, and it was a special privilege to honor civil rights heroine Rosa Parks. Last year, in the nation's capital, we saluted our own members (past and present) who have given outstanding public service. The presence of our Brothers — the mayors of New Orleans, Washington and Atlanta; along with many other leading Government officials — illustrated our theme: "ALPHAS IN GOVERNMENT . . . Planning for the Future of Our Children."

Alpha's 19 79 General Convention honored Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks as a part of its Tribute to the Black Woman. Awards Chairman Bennie D. Brown makes a presentation as the General President looks on. In 1 9 8 0 in Chicago, Alpha Phi Alpha again focused on an area of vital concern for us all . . . we addressed the issue, "BLACK BUSINESS: A Blueprint for the ' 8 0 ' s . " We heard addresses by major experts in this arena: Brother John H. Johnson, whose Ebony magazine recently devoted a special issue to this topic; Brother Roland Burris, the top fiscal officer for the State of Illinois; Brother James Joseph, businessman and Undersecretary of the Department of Interior; and Congressman Parren J. Mitchell, a leading economics expert in the House of Representatives. In addition, workshops and seminars have been designed to provide information for your benefit . . . and, we will have the opportunity to honor yet another Alpha Man who has stepped out from the pack to lead, Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington. Other advanced in our convention programming include: • The reinstitution of the Alpha Smoker and Symposium, a feature of early Alpha conventions. This program, honoring 50-year Brothers and newly initiated Brothers, 28

insures that younger Brothers in attendance will have the opportunity to meet and share the wisdom of those who are responsible for shaping the posture of the Fraternity as it stands today; • Intense planning to place the convention on a sound financial foundation; • The adoption of the 5-Year Convention Plan, with the Hilton Hotels Corporation, which provides us guaranteed first-class accommodations, competitive rates and a reduction in the cost of planning convention; and • The weekend registration rate for College Brothers, adopted this year, designed to encourage their participation in this important Fraternity event. All our efforts in the area of General Convention planning and programming have been designed to insure that the Alpha convention is always an enjoyable, relevant and enlightening event. We have also been able to achieve greater public awareness of the programs of our great Fraternity. The General Office Staff: Primary among our goals for the improved functioning of our General Organization has been the strengthening of the General Office staff. It has long been evident that we have not provided for an adequate National Headquarters staff to meet the needs of our growing organization. Following up on the initiatives started by my predecessor, Brother Walter Washington, we have sought to continue to build up our staff. During the past four years, we have dramatically improved both the quality and quantity of service coming from our General Office, even with a smaller staff than other organizations of our scope. Our present sta'ff, under the leadership of Executive Secretary James B. Blanton, is extremely competent and professional . . . and they work hard to improve their collective ability to serve the needs of our vast Brotherhood. Over the years, and even during this administration, we have transferred a large number of formerly volunteer functions to the General Office — and the staff has been able to successfully handle these operations and provide the continuity of service needed for our organization. With the increased revenue provided through enactment of the Service Fee, we were able to provide needed pay increases to our staff; add one additional clerk/ typist; and retain a part-time bookkeeper to assist with the large number of financial transactions handled by the General Office. With your continued support, we can expect further expansion of services from our staff. They are to be commended for a job well done.

The Foundations: With your support, we made major changes in the structures of the Building and Education Foundations . . . designed to bring them closer to the Fraternity (which provides major funding for their operations). The foundations are now more accountable to you, the membership of Alpha Phi Alpha, and now function in a manner complementary to the on-going Fraternity programs. In addition, we have adopted provisions limiting the tenure of members of the Foundation boards — providing a greater opportunity for competent Brothers to lend their expertise to our programs. The Million Dollar Fund Drive: At the forefront of our efforts during the past four years has been the Million Dollar Fund Drive — to benefit the NAACP, the UNCF and the National Urban League. This project is perhaps the greatest undertaking in the history of Alpha Phi Alpha. The Fund Drive Committee, under the leadership of Brother Isidore J. Lamothe, has done an outstanding job The Sphinx / Fall 1980

in this regard. We have now well exceeded our goal in pledges! This is proof that we can and will reach our objective. Having done so, we will have marked a new era for Black organizations. Because of this effort by Alpha Phi Alpha, Black institutions will never again have to depend solely on others for their survival. This is a project worthy of Alpha Phi Alpha, for we have always been "First of All." I urge you to double, even triple your efforts as we march steadily forward to a successful conclusion. WE HAVE SECURED OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN PLEDGES! With your continued work and support, we will accomplish our goal!

Business Encouragement Commission: The activities of the Business Encouragement Commission are still an important part of the program of our Fraternity — and the Commission played a major role in the programming of this past convention. Last year, under the chairmanship of Brother Robert Sanders, the Commission developed the Business Encouragement Manual — outlining procedures for implementing the program at the local chapter level. This manual was distributed to all chapters and should serve as a guide for annual Business Encouragement Week activities. In 1 9 7 9 , Brother Sanders and I joined with President

WHITE HOUSE ENDORSES ALPHA'S BUSINESS ENCOURAGEMENT PROGRAM. Shown at Washington meeting are (from left to right) Brother Robert E. Sanders, Chairman of the Commission on Business Encouragement, General President James R. Williams, President Jim Carter, and Brother Louis Martin, Special Assistant to the President. Commission on College Brothers Affairs: The College Brothers Affairs Commission was formed in 1977 and charged with developing a complete program designed to meet the special need of Alpha Men in college. These include the long-standing issues affecting College Brothers, such as housing and college alumni relations, as well as programs designed to increase the participation of College Brothers in all aspects of the Fraternity program. This commission is now under the expert leadership of Brother Norman E. W. Towels. A major concern of the Commission at this time is the implementation of the STANDING ORDERS and development of the MODEL PLEDGE PROGRAM adopted at the Chicago convention. After more than a year of preliminary work, an Ad Hoc Committee (consisting of Brothers Towels, Hanley J. Norment, A. Thomas Reliford, A. Wendell Wheadon, Mark Bowling, Julius R. Hall, and Michael J. Price) prepared a final draft of "The Standing Orders" earlier this year. One or more of these Brothers then conducted workshops on this document at each of the five Regional Conventions, and other forums. This has provided an opportunity for a full airing of the concerns of the Brotherhood in this regard. As a result of these deliberations, the Standing Orders were ratified and adopted at all five Regional Conventions and the National Convention. This program is designed to insure the inculcation of the proper precepts of the Fraternity and, at the same time, eliminate the remnants of physical and mental brutality which might unfortunately remain in some segments of the organization. The ultimate objective of the Commission is to affect the Fraternity practices to the extent that the transition from active college to active alumni will be immediate, fraternal and lasting. We are pleased to report great progress toward this goal . . . and we can look forward to many other exciting projects from this unit. The Sphinx / Fall 1980

Carter and Brother Louis Martin at the White House to review this Fraternity initiative and give input on the problems facing minorities in the economic sector. We were pleased to report that our program received President Carter's enthusiastic endorsement — and a national proclamation was issued for "Business Encouragement Week."

Shown at the 1980 Leadership Conference in Jamaica are (from left to right) Jamaica Prime Minister Michael Manley, General President James R. Williams, and Brother Andrew Young. Third World Outreach: Since its inception, Alpha Phi Alpha has harbored an affinity for peoples of color throughout the globe. In recent years, we have followed up on the outreach begun at our 1 9 7 6 General Convention in Liberia. 29

Most recently, our 1 9 7 9 and 1 9 8 0 General Conventions featured an International Night — spotlighting African and Caribbean culture. In 1 9 7 9 we were joined by the representatives of a number of Third World nations for an interesting and enlightening program. This year, we held our mid-year Leadership Conference in Jamaica. We chose to meet in this Black-governed land to symbolize Alpha's interest in and identification with the Third World. (In addition, the trip was made practical by the genuine welcome of the government of Jamaica.) I would again like to thank Brother Andrew Young for joining us for that conference. Brother Young shared with all present his expert insights on Third World concerns and led the entire delegation in thoughtful and rewarding discussions regarding our role as Black Americans in shaping this country's foreign policy. As I watched our College Brothers engage Brother Young and other participants in conversation (and debate), it became clear that this is the type of opportunity that only membership in Alpha Phi Alpha can provide. Because of experiences of this type, Alpha has been able to inspire and mold generations of leaders — King, Young, DuBois, Robeson, Morial, Powell, Metcalf . . . and the list goes on! Thus, Alpha continues to be prepared to answer the call for leadership — in our churches, our school and our communities. We are all aware that the Jewels of Alpha Phi Alpha looked toward "Mother Africa" and its culture for our founding precepts and symbolisms. Alpha Phi Alpha must never become so absorbed in the mainstream culture as to deny or forget our heritage — and the principles which have guided us as a people through these many years.

In January of this year, Alpha Phi Alpha completed its support pledge to the M. L. King Center. Mrs. Coretta Scott King accepts the Fraternity's contributions as Atlanta businessman Jessie Hill applauds Alpha's efforts.

Increased interaction between Fraternity officers and local convention officials has vastly improved programming at our General Conventions. At one of this year's preconvention planning meetings are (from left to right) General Chairman William R. Taylor, Brothers Williams and Kermit Hall, and Illinois Comptroller Brother Roland Burris. 30

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Senior Alpha Service Program: Led by Brother Laurence T. Young (former Executive Secretary) and Brother Thurman Fletcher — this program is designed to recognize and utilize the talents of the thousands of experienced Alpha Men who are willing to give the Fraternity their time and expertise. This effort seeks to insure that we adequately meet the needs of our older Brothers — at a time when these Brothers constitute a growing segment of our membership. This Commission is hard at work developing programs for consideration by the Brotherhood — and it is instrumental in the execution of the Alpha Smoker and Symposim at the General Convention. Among its major accomplishments thus far has been the design and production of the Alpha Phi Alpha 50-Year Pin, developed in conjunction with the Office of the Executive Secretary. Through this program we have made a concerned effort to involve our senior Brothers in the total Fraternity program . . . including such stalwarts as Past General Presidents Raymond W. Cannon, Rayford Logan, and the late A. Maceo Smith. The Senior Alpha Affairs Commission will continue to develop programs to meet the special needs of our Senior Alpha Brothers and Alpha widows. SPECIAL PROJECTS: Because of the priority we have placed on the completion of the Million Dollar Fund Drive, the budget allocated for other special projects and contributions has been limited. However, we have confined to make budgetary provisions for the support of three important organizations: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History; and, The National Pan-Hellenic Council. In addition to the above, earlier this year we completed our support pledge to the Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta — during the annual ceremonies held in honor of this esteemed Brother. The completion of the MILLION DOLLAR FUND DRIVE must remain Alpha Phi Alpha's # 1 PRIORITY! Yet, it is important that we begin now to make adequate provisions for an expanded public service program following the completion of this drive. PENDING CONCERNS I am proud to report the great success of the major initiatives undertaken during my term of office — as I have outlined above. I am confident that each has marked a forward step and will insure that my successor, Brother Ozell Sutton, will inherit a strong and vibrant Fraternity from which to launch new advances for Alpha Phi Alpha. As we enter the 1980-81 fraternal year, several major goals remain which will assure that the 26th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will take the leadership of an organization which is structurally sound, highly motivated and poised to join that leader in moving Alpha forward into the 1980's. These include: The Million Dollar Fund Drive: This historic undertaking is a challenge worthy of Alpha Phi Alpha. We convened the 1 9 8 0 General Convention having reached our goal in pledges. And, with the outstanding work of the Fund Drive Committee, we continued toward our goal by collecting over $ 6 5 , 0 0 0 on-site in Chicago. Contributions continue to come in daily. After four years of hard work, we will begin the distribution of these funds to the beneficiary organizations (the UNCF, NAACP and National Urban League) at the January Leadership Conference, when we will install Brother Sutton as General President. We are asking that all Brothers complete their pledges before the end of this year. The Sphinx / Fall 1980

Increased chapter visits by officers and staff were a vital part of the program. The National Headquarters: All of us share the concern that we provide an adequate and attractive h e a d quarters facility for our General Office staff. Such a facility is needed as we continue to grow and expand the outreach programs of the Fraternity. Among the proposals advanced was the building of a senior citizens housing complex in Chicago — which would contain adequate commercial space to house the General Office. We are pleased to announce that the 1 9 8 0 General Convention gave the go-ahead to such a project. And, in September, the Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation, Inc. was the recipient of a grant reservation from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (in the amount of $7.7 million) to finance the construction of this complex. The Building Foundation and its resource persons are now working to finalize plans in this regard . . . and the Brotherhood will receive reports as these plans advance.

THANK YOU — FOR YOUR SUPPORT! I want each of you to know that I am personally grateful to you for your understanding and support during my administration. The honor of serving as General President is especially heartfelt when one recognizes that, in The House of Alpha, the President is "One Among Equals." My family joins me in extending this expression of appreciation and we look forward to working with all of you in the future — for the good our our great Fraternity.



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BROTHER JOSEPH URGES "NEW ECONOMICS" . . . Brother James Joseph, view, would be a new Undersecretary of the definition of equality â&#x20AC;&#x201D; U. S. Department of the one not merely based on Interior, called for the opportunity but rather on development of a "new the "distribution of beneeconomics" and a parallel fits." He cited his own emergence of a "new experience in helping to politics." These new dedistribute the resources velopments are needed, of his agency to minorihe argued before a capaties. He noted that Interior city Public Program audihas taken the lead among ence, to ensure continued federal agencies to Black progress. ensure that "minority participation is not merely Emerging with these developments, in Joseph's desired, but required." 32

Emphasizing the need for his "new politics," Brother Joseph criticized as "dangerous" those who view government regulations as excessive just as minorities are beginning to benefit. He also warned against joining new movements "until we are sure of the motives and methods of those who lead them." Joseph is in line for the top spot at Interior in the possible second Carter administration.

Saturday's Opening Session was keynoted by Brother John H. Johnson (see story on Page 11) and was followed by the College Brothers Luncheon. Eastern Assistant Vice President Darrell Freeman and Illinois Comptroller Brother Roland Burris offered strong challenges to the delegates. Brother Freeman cited the ability of Alpha's principles to meet the challenges facing Black Americans today, stressing that it is the responsibility of the Fraternity's present members to use the "bricks" of Alpha's founders and translate those principles into action. Brother Burris cited his rise to statewide political power as having resulted from a decision he made at age 16. He described his preparation for his goals and challenged his Alpha Brothers to do no less than he did in achieving success. Sunday's Ecumenical Service, under the guidance of Chaplain John Doggett, was again an inspirational event. Brother Henry Hardy's sermon, "From the Outhouse to the Castle," included a stirring presentation of Black history â&#x20AC;&#x201D; reminding the audience that, like Kafka's "Castle," the full benefits of freedom in America still remain beyond the reach of Blacks in this country. He brought the audience to its feet with a plea that, as the eagle in the storm, we gather strength in the valley of despair, pluck off the "feathers of negative thinking" and soar above the strom clouds that threaten defeat. Outstanding music was provided for the service by the Motet of St. Mark United Methodist Church. Sunday afternoon's Public Program brought the Fraternity together with the city of Chicago. In addition, leaders of five Greek-letter organizations were on hand to extend official greetings to Alpha. This outstanding program was highlighted by an address by Brother Continued on Page 34 The Sphinx / Fall 1980

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Million Dollar Fund OVER $65,000 IN CHICAGO

PAST THE HALF-MILLION MARK! One of the highlights of the 74th Anniversary Convention was the Million Dollar Fund Drive Awards Reception, hosted by Anheuser-Busch Company and Eastern Airlines. Brother Isidore J. Lamothe, Fund Drive Chairman, presented a general overview of the drive to date. He announced a total of over $1,300,000 in collectible pledges and noted that, henceforth, all efforts would be directed toward collecting the balance of the outstanding pledges. December 3 1 , 1980, was set as the goal for the completion of all collections. Brother Lamothe gave awards for outstanding service to the Regional Fund Drive Chairmen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brother H. Gray Fillem, Eastern; Brother Gus T. Ridgel, Midwestern; Brother Walter Sapp, Southern; Brother Roosevelt Johnson, Southwestern; and Brother Rogernald Jackson, Western. Also honored for their contributions to this effort were Brother Larry Charles, General President James R. Williams, and Brother Kermit J. Hall. Special recognition was given to: Anheuser-Busch and Eastern Airlines for hosting the Awards Reception; Xerox, which has contributed computer time and space, programming services and consultation (all free of charge); The National Urban League (and, particularly, Mrs. Mildred Hall), for providing bookkeeping services at a nominal fee; UNCF for the numerous pieces of printed material presented to

i i i RIGHT: Dan Matthews, President of Mu Beta Lambda (Honolulu, Hawaii), acknowledges his chapter "Number 1" status in the drive. They have contributed over $27,000. ABOVE: Brother Vernon Herron (at podium) makes Zeta Omicron Lambda of Philadelphia "Number 2", at over $20,000. us free of charge as well as for implementation of our matching gift program; the NAACP for providing us with advertising space in their national magazine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Crisis at no cost; the Urban League of Rochester for its assistance in distributing our monthly reports; the college brothers of Mu Sigma Chapter at the University of Rochester for their assistance in our computer operations program; and Brother Mai Goode for his able assistance with our collections. In accepting the Xerox Corporation's award, Mr. Sam White announced that their computer service "would continue to be available for as long as we need them." In addition, a check

for $5,000 was presented from Xerox as a contribution to the Million Dollar Fund Drive. Inspirational remarks were presented by several brothers who were considered pacesetters in the Drive. Brother Charles Wesley, Grandville Jackson, James R. Williams, and Dan C. Matthews (whose chapter, Mu Beta Lambda, has already contributed in excess of $26,000 to the Drive). Brother Wesley commented that there was "no need to applaud a Brother when he has merely done his duty." He urges all Brothers to join him in doing their already prescribed duties. A permanent plaque was

unveiled containing name plates for all brothers who have paid $ 1,000 or more toward the Drive. This plaque is to be displayed in the National Headquarters from now on. A scroll containing names of Brothers contributing between $ 5 0 0 and $ 9 9 9 is to be similarly displayed. The reception evidently served as an inspiration to the Brotherhood inasmuch as more than $65,000 was collected by the end of the convention.

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James Joseph, Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (see story on page 32). For many delegates, Monday began at 7:30 AM with the Leadership Breakfast for top chapter and state/district officials. At this forum, General President Williams briefed those present on matters pending before the convention and urged them to take actions based on a national perspective. During the discussion, the General President reminded the "local leaders" that they are in unique positions to make things happen in Alpha. The Equitable Employment Opportunities Luncheon was again superb â&#x20AC;&#x201D; under the leadership of Brother Charles Lewis. One of America's giant business firms, Xerox Corporation, was the recipient of Alpha's 1980 Equitable Opportunity Award. It was presented on the basis of demonstrated achievements in community service, EEO, and affirmative action. In accepting the award, Xerox Vice President Douglas Reid stressed his firm's commitment to minority progress. These efforts include the sponsorship of television specials on Blacks and special partnership efforts with Alpha, primarily the AlphaXerox Jobs Awareness program and monumental support (especially in computer services) to the Million Dollar Fund Drive. This luncheon was also the scene of the presentation of the Alpha Award of Honor to Maryland Congressman Parren J. Mitchell. This award is the highest given to a nonmember and was presented primarily because of Mitchell's successful efforts to enact the 10% minority business set-aside legislation which the Supreme Court recently upheld as constitutional. Mitchell addressed the convention at the Business Encouragement Seminar immediately following the

ABOVE: Alpha's 1980 Equitable Opportunity Award is present to Xerox Vice President Douglas Reid (second from right) by General President Williams. Flanking them are, at left, Brother Larry Charles (also a Xerox employee) and Brother Charles Lewis, chairman of the Fraternity's EEO Committee. LEFT: Businessman Thaddeus Garrett, right, joins the General President in congratulating Congressman Parren Mitchell on his award.

MITCHELL ON EMPOWERMENT Congressman Parren Mitchell said his message to the Black community is "economic empowerment." "All of us are tired of Black people being consumers and not producers. All of us must understand that we have got to build an economic base." Mitchell contended that minority and small businesses should not feel threatened by the country's shift to the right â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but he urged Black leaders to address this movement. "The destruction of any programs for

human survival is in progress," he noted, adding that in such a mood Blacks are treated "not with indifference, but with steadied, callous contempt." The Congressman outlined the legislative fight to protect small businesses, "There has been strong opposition to these laws but we will overcome this opposition," he declared. "Each government agency has an office (to ensure enforcement of laws), and small disadvantaged businesses will get at least 10 percent of

the affected government contracts, totalling $96 billion annually. He added that a monitoring system was in place to detect noncomplying companies and fraudulent "front companies."

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luncheon, along with Mr. Thaddeus Garrett. Both discussed important economic concerns of minority Americans and small businesses. Monday's activities concluded with a concert headlined by recording artist Bobby "Blue" Bland. Tuesday featured a full day of business sessions, as the delegates deliberated many issues. Also, three college presidents were among the participants in the Education Seminar focused on the theme: "Black Colleges and Black Business: Partners for Progress." All Alpha men, they were Education Foundation Chairman Henry Ponder of Benedict College, Benjamin Alexander of Chicago State University and Ernest L. Holloway of Langston University. Immediate Past General President Walter Washington delivered an inspiring Fraternal Address. His message, focused particularly toward College Brothers, identified various "building blocks" that are necessary for developing great Alpha Men. Evincing obvious pride in Alpha, Dr. Washington convincingly told his Brothers, "This Fraternity is the best — and

Above: Randall Robinson speaks at International Night. Right: The Fraternal Address by Brother Walter Washington.

don't be embarrassed in saying so!" "Africa needs us," declared Randall Robinson, Executive Director of TransAfrica, in urging Blacks to "get involved" in helping nations of k the "Motherland." In the keynote address at Tuesday evening's International Night, the head of the pro-African lobbying group urged Afro-Americans to join African leaders in saying to the U.S. government that, "If you want African oil, you've got to have a better policy." Entertainment for



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noteworthy contributions to the tenor of the meeting. In its closing rounds the convention had adopted the Report of the Election Committee — ratifying the election of Brothers Ozell Sutton as General President; Charles Teamer as Comptroller; and James Trent as General Treasurer — and adopted and distributed a Public Policy Statement setting forth the views of the Fraternity on crucial issues. Finally, an overflow crowd


election at the Formal Banquet on Wednesday night, emphasizing the need for greater dedication and community service by Alpha men. He told Brothers at the gathering that, "If you will walk with me, I will lead this Fraternity to greater service of contribution and dedication." The only man in Alpha history to serve as Vice President of two regions (Southwest and South), Brother Sutton will assume the top Fraternity leadership post on January 1 st. Inaugural ceremonies have been scheduled for January 9 - 1 1 , 1 9 8 1 , in Atlanta (see Page 7).


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Arlington: "Birmingham was once symbolic of vicious and degrading segregation.' For Richard Arrington, being elected mayor of Birmingham was an important milestone in his life, but the period prior to his victory gives him great satisfaction. Brother Arrington drove his family to the 1 9 7 9 Alpha convention in the family station wagon — an annual ritual. But when he returned home to Birmingham, things had radically changed! Speaking of the Formal Banquet Wednesday night, Brother Arrington recalls those days last fall. Continued from Page 35

packed the Grand Ballroom of the Palmer House for the Formal Banquet — the last presided over by Brother James R. Williams in his capacity as General President. In expressing his thanks to the Brothers — and to their families — during his term of office, Brother Williams committed himself to continued active participation in the Fraternity. In traditional fashion, awards for outstanding service were presented during the banquet. For the sixth time in the last seven years, lota Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Silver Spring, Maryland was named Alpha's "Outstanding Alumni Chapter of the Year." The Sphinx / Fall 1980

"My victory took on added significance because Birmingham was once synonymous with one of the world's most vicious and degrading systems of racial segregation," Arrington said. "What happened in Birmingham last October is not a story of what happened to Richard Arrington, Jr., but more important, it's a story about a group of courageous and dedicated people."

Up until last August, Brother Arrington had no intentions of becoming Birmingham's first black mayor. It was a draftArrington campaign that was started by a large cross-section of the community. They were "mostly black," but a small number of whites did support him. "The larger numbers, of what we call the black underclass, make up the most interesting part of my voter coalition,"

Completing an Eastern sweep in the chapter category, the College Chapter of the Year award went to Delta Zeta Chapter at Syracuse University. Alumni Brother of the Year honors went to Brother Verdree Lockhart of Atlanta's Eta Lambda Chapter. Brother Walter Sullivan of the same chapter captured the award for 1 9 7 9 . The Stenson Broaddus Award for the Outstanding College Brother was presented to Brother Freeman Montague of Theta Upsilon Chapter, Arkansas State University. Other awards presented were — Distinguished Service Awards: Brother Isidore J. Lamothe, for his leadership in the Million

Dollar Fund Drive; General President James R. Williams; and Brother James B. Blanton, Darryl R. Matthews and Michael J. Price of the General Office staff. A Meritorious Service Award was presented to immediate past General Treasurer Leven C. Weiss, for his fifteen years of service in that post and the Chicago Alpha wives presented a special award to Brother Kermit Hall, Director of General Conventions, for his extra efforts in planning the women's and children's activities for the convention. The evening's speaker was Brother Richard Arrington, Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama. The first Black mayor of Alabama's largest

Arrington recalled. "They are symbolic of the people who marched in the streets of my city in the civil rights movement of the 1960's." Those early days of his campaign were extremely difficult. His organization raised only $19,000. Some of Arrington's six opponents raised from three to five times that amount. Brother Arrington won the primary with 44 percent of the vote, while his nearest opponent netted 15 percent. "It was an astounding showing," he said. He won the mayoral election by collecting 99 percent of the black vote and 15 percent of the white electorate. Despite the problem that plagues his city, Brother Arrington feels up to the job. "This is an exciting and challenging time to be mayor of a city," he said. "We face galloping inflation and rising crime rates, but I still believe that we are on the verge of rebuilding our cities. Brother Arrington said he remains committed to the plight of the poor. city, Brother Arrington was the recipient of the Alpha Award of Merit — the Fraternity's highest honor for one of its members. The convention closed with the General President extending thanks to Convention Chairman William R. Taylor and Ladies Activities Chairman Francetta Hendricks. Awards were also presented to representatives of the co-host chapters: Xi Lambda, Theta, Nu Delta, Nu Rho. As the sounds of the Alpha Hymn filled the huge ballroom, one idea was preeminent in the minds of the Brothers — ON TO DALLAS, for the DIAMOND JUBILEE!!!


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EAST massQchusetts The Brothers of Theta lota Lambda Chapter, Springfield, Massachusetts witnessed an inspiring and uplifting 1979-80 year. The induction of five undergraduate Brothers at the University of Massachusetts was another first for Alpha. This marked the first time in the history of the University that a Black fraternity pledged Brothers on this campus. The Brothers who entered Alphadom were: Darwin Davis, Jr., Pre-Med, Pennsylvania; Glenn Brown, Business Administration, Springfield, MA; Michael Baugh, Sports Administration, Framingham, MA; Michael Santos, Political Science, Marion, MA; Paul Campbell, Business Administration, Cambridge, MA; and Kenneth Mayhan, Management, Loch Arbour, NJ. Eleven undergraduate Brothers from the Springfield area colleges were inducted into Alpha. They called themselves "Genesis 1 1 . " The Brothers who saw the light were: Maurice Gibson, Business Administration, Springfield, MA; James Jubilee, Management, Mount Vernon, NY; Tony Bostick, Jr., Special Education, Middleton, CT; H. Lavalle Smith, Business, Springfield, MA; Larry Jones, Physical Education, Bronx, NY; Robert Cole, Rehabilitation, Teaneck, NJ; William Martin, Jr., Art, Springfield, MA; Terri Goldson, Special Education, Ansonia, CT; Ronald Johnson, Management PreLaw, Springfield, MA; and Edward Haynes, Marketing, Hartford, CT. These Brothers continue to involve themselves in constructive campus

and community activities. They have combined forces to reactivate Alpha Kappa Chapter which was established in 1923. Congratulations to Brothers Jesse Parks, Robert MacAlpine and George Gilmore, Theta lota Lambda Chapter, who became fathers for the first time of three proud sons. There go three future Alphas!

hampton institute The Brothers of Gamma lota greet all Brothers with the hope that the Light of Alpha is shining upon all of you. We look forward to the new school year at Hampton Institute, and to achieving newer and greater goals. This past spring, on March 1, 1980, we initiated eight new Brothers into the world of Alpha. They are: Alan Scott, Lorin Brown, George Minor, George Wyche, John Wooten, Gus Tolson, Burt Lamkin and Ed Leake. These Brothers will make a strong contribution to Alpha, and help continue the work of Gamma lota. We would also like to congratulate our graduating seniors: Michael Byrd, Leonard Chester, Don Ellis, Ricky Harris, Ronald Johnson, Anthony Perry, Lincoln Pitts and Ronald Poulson. Holding true to the ideal of excellence in scholarship, the Brothers helped to make the Alpha Kappa Mu (AKM) National Honor Society 42nd Annual Convention, held at Hampton this year, a great success. We presented Brother Dr. Stephen J. Wright, former president of AKM, with a plaque honoring his achievements in the world of scholastics and the world of Alpha.

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On Saturday, March 28, 1980, the Brothers held their annual cabaret, "The Classic Affair," at the Omni International Hotel in Norfolk. This cabaret was, without question, the most outstanding in the history of Hampton Institute. Hundreds of students from Hampton and other schools in the area, as well as one hundred AKM delegates, enjoyed a main ballroom, pumping with dance music; a movie room with hors d'oeuvres and Three Stooges comedies; a candlelit jazzroom overlooking the ocean; and of course, renowned Alpha hospitality. Brother Daryle Jordan is currently President of the AKM chapter at Hampton, advancing in the steps of outgoing Vice-President Michael Byrd. Other Brothers who are members of AKM are Darrell Harvey, Ronald Hayden and Frederick Yette. Brother Lionel Hampton visited our campus this past spring to give a rousing performance. We presented Brother Hampton with a plaque in recognition of his legendary career of musical achievements and service to humanity. In our own efforts to help serve humanity, Gamma lota — largely through the efforts of Brother Don Ellis — became sponsors of the Special Olympics, which was held at Hampton Institute this year. The Brothers invited other Greeks and students to help run and judge the track and field events for physically and mentally handicapped youngsters and adults. The Olympics was an enjoyable and worthwhile event for both the 2,000 participants and those of us who helped run it. This school year, we look forward to continuing our work on campus and in the community. We are also anticipating our second Gamma lota Reunion during our Homecoming in the fall. Our officers this year are: Darrell Harvey, President; Gus Tolson, VicePresident; Eric Davenport, Treasurer; George Wyche, Parliamentarian; Lorin Brown, Recording Secretary; Daryle Jordan, Corresponding Secretary; Gregory Reyes, Historian; James Patterson, Dean of Pledges; and George Minor, Assistant Dean of Pledges.

Brother Thomas Watson continues to make great innovations as director of Community Health Service, in Hartford . . . much praise is due to our Brother Crowley, after having his home totally destroyed in the hurricane in October; he has rebuilt and the home is finer than before — all the while working as director of HMO-CCC (a health maintenance organization) . . . Brother Dr. Francis has accepted a faculty position at Yale University School of Medicine . . . The chapter is looking forward to and planning for the 1981 regional convention . . .

maryland The Fourth Annual Alpha Phi Alpha Benefit Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the Delta Lambda Chapter, was recently held at the Druid Hill Park Reservoir Courts. The competition was chaired by Brother Russell Kelley and involved over 135 tournament players. Among the winners were Alvin "Deke" Jones, Men's Singles; Saletta Pinkett, Women's Singles; Greg Ogle and Alvin Jones, Men's Doubles; Harvey Burns, Senior Men's Singles; Boysie Hue, Junior Veterans Singles and John Skinner and Saletta Pinkett, Mixed Doubles. Brothers on the tournament committee included Charles Robinson, Dr. Cecil Payton, Dickie Burke, Dr. Russell Kelley, chairman, George Maxwell, Larry Davis, Jacob Howard, III, Joseph Yates, Joseph Thomas, Charles Salters and Ray Wright. Brother Kelley reported on an interesting special feature which the tournament includes each year, the MiniCelebrity Tournament, chaired by Brother Dickie Burke. This fun-filled,

friendly competition, made up of tennis playing and non-tennis playing local personalities included Junkie Wood, Walter Orlinsky, Buzz Hettleman, Bob Green and Bob Smith. Brothers Charles Robinson and Larry Davis presented a beautiful plaque for best sportsman to Eva Scott. Brother Kelley made other presentations to Project Survival and Operation Champ.

new york The Brothers of Eta Chi Lambda Chapter at their regular meeting elected the following officers: Brother Willie L. Bryant, President; Ulysses S. Donelson, Vice-President; Walter Blount, Jr., Secretary; Cordell Johnson, Treasurer; Clarence Branch, Jr., Chaplain; Herbert L. Watkins, Director of Educational Activities; William Nelson, Dean of Pledges; Brother Henry C. Arrington, Jr., Editor-to-theSphinx. The Brothers of Eta Chi Lambda Chapter congratulate our outgoing president Brother Herbert L. Watkins, who brought dynamic leadership to the Fraternity.

odelphi u The Brothers of Theta Epsilon Chapter at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, would like to extend its sincere greetings to all Brothers in Alpha. Theta Epsilon is a chapter that is on the move. The terms of 78-79 have been a busy one. In the fall semester Theta Epsilon in its efforts to be first of all, servants of all . . . et al played a

new england Four new Brothers were initiated into Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter in June, 1980. The new Alpha men are William Blair, John Robinson, Edward Wooden, and Charles Francis, Jr., M.D. The Dean of Pledges was Bernard Crowley . . . Brother Royce Rosemond was promoted to a managerial position at Travelers Life Insurance Company . . . 40

Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha (Delta Lambda) Tennis Committee: L to R Charles R son, Dr. Cecil Payton, Dickie Burke, Dr. Russell Kelley, chairman, George Maxwell, Davis and Jacob Howard, III. Not shown: Joseph Yates, Joseph Thomas, Charles and Ray Wright. The Sphinx / Fall 1980

benefit basketball game with monies going to the Urban League. In conjunction with the Afro-American studies department, we participated in the feast of Kwanza. Theta Epsilon also co-sponsored lectures that featured Benjamin Hooks and Niki Giovanni, both prominent Black leaders. In the winter, the line of "Apocalpyse Now" was pledged. This line contained thirteen Brothers who will become the first members of Alpha at Hofstra University. In the second semester, Theta Epsilon presented two discos, both of which were very successful. One of the discos was given in conjunction with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Union of Black Collegians. The money from this disco was donated to the United Sickle Cell research center. In our efforts to provide our services to the Black community we presented a college prep day. Thirty children were invited to our school and treated to a day of games and lunch. In the evening, a tour of the campus was given and different students and administrators spoke about their majors and different aspects of the school. Later in the evening the film, "The River Niger" was presented to complete a very successful day. The day was one in which these young people were informed on how they must strive to the upmost in order to achieve their goals. In May, Adelphi University presented a carnival with Theta Epsilon providing round the clock security for the entire three days. In the second semester another line was pledged. The line of Kutar Ras Nizam (numerous heads of discipline) contained eleven Brothers who crossed the "sands" into Alphadom. In its efforts to provide the community with information, the line of Kutar Ras Nizam held a voter registration drive in which over 1 50 signatures were secured. Theta Epsilon also proved their stepping ability by participating in step shows as Hofstra, C.W. Post and Adelphi universities. There are 39 financial Brothers of which seven were sent to the regional convention and four to the national convention. The officers for the 1980-81 semesters are: Bert Hunter, President; Robert Thomas, Vice-President; Jeff Lee, Dean of Pledges; Clinton Watkis, Recording Secretary; Damyn Kelly, Corresponding Secretary and Editor-to-the Sphinx; Val Gomez, Accountant; Robert Matthews, Historian; Robert Davison, Parliamentarian; and Gregg Ingram, Chaplain. The Sphinx / Fall 1980

MIDWEST missouri Our president, Brother Reginald Foster and the Brothers of Epsilon Lambda chapter are dedicated to service to the community with emphasis on service to the Black community. A few of our efforts include such community projects as an Education Enrichment Program — chairman, Brother Louis McKinnie, a program to widen the horizons of pre-teens; a Job Preparation Program — chairman, Brother Joe Gunnell, a program designed to teach our jobless to fill out applications properly and present themselves to employers in the best possible manner; a Voter Registration Drive — chairman, Brother Joseph Clark (which will, hopefully, curb Black voter lethargy at the polls). On June 13, about 200 Brothers and guests attended our Black and Gold Ball for an enjoyable and entertaining evening of dinner and dancing. September 20, we had our annual picnic which was attended by the undergraduates (Alpha Eta) as well as friends. Epsilon Lambda chapter takes great pride in being "Servants of AH" and therefore dedicate ourselves to continued community involvement and service.

illinois Xi Lambda Chapter held its 25th annual Labor Day Awards Breakfast Monday, September 1, 1980. In recent years the Brothers of Xi Lambda have used the breakfast to recognize those Brothers who were financial with the chapter for their outstanding con-

tributions during the previous year. The categories awarded ranged from neophyte of the year to outstanding services to the community and the chapter, including a special award to the father of Brother David Twine, Omega Chapter. The Labor Day Breakfast this year proved to be a gala affair with excess of 450 persons in attendance. Special recognition was also given to the 1980 convention committee and the Alphabettes of Xi Lambda.

purdue university Greetings to all Brothers in Alpha far and near. We, the Brothers of Gamma Rho Chapter, Purdue University, wish to extend this heartfelt greeting. Gamma Rho witnessed many outstanding events during the 1979-80 school year, among them the graduation of several definitive Alpha men. Brother Michael A. Dowell, B.S. Pharmacy; Brother Pierce M. Gibbs, B.S. Mathematics; Brother Darryl Henry, B.S. Civil Engineering; Brother William A. Payne III, B.S. Elec. Engineering; Brother Donald G. Brown, B.S. Chem. Engineering, all represent the ideals of Alpha to the highest degree. Gamma Rho wishes success to these Brothers in all future endeavors. Gamma Rho also made seven Brothers during the year. The fall pledge class "Capricorns Come Too Tough" consisted of Brothers Steven J. Logwood and Mark E. Monterio. The spring pledge class "Force of Five" was composed of Brothers William A. Payne, Larry L. Shell, Miles A. Hill, Rodney V. Chandler and Steven E. McKinley. The Brothers also established a statewide reputation for stepping, capturing the state line competition held at Ball State University. The upcoming school year promises to be a truly dynamic one as the

The Brothers of Xi Lambda Chapter at their Labor Day A wards Banquet. Seated (lef Brothers O. Jones, Mrs. A. Albright for Dr. Albright, H. Boysaw, H. Goss, D. Dan J. H. King, D. Twine, Sr., and L. Hendricks. Standing (left to right) Brothers A. Char Battister, H. Anderson, A. Ward,ftMcBride, T. Jackson, President, J. Palmer, S banks, Jr., W. Taylor, E. Hamilton, E. Sims, ft Flowers, Sr., J. Valentine and W. D 41

"Gangsters of Gamma Rho" host an "Alpha Ice Breaker" weekend, Sept. 4-6, 1980. We also wish to extend an invitation to the Indiana State Convention hosted by Gamma Rho Chapter on the weekend of March 20-21, 1981, an event not to be missed. To all Brothers in Alpha, remember to always strive "Onward and upward toward the light."

Illinois lota Delta Lambda Chapter (established in 1968) was reactivated in Chicago, Illinois during the 1979-80 fraternal year. Following organization, the officers elected for the 1980-81 year are: Michael J. Price, President; David Brown, Vice President; Alonzo Taylor, Secretary; Turhan Brown, Corresponding Secretary; Darryl Matthews, Financial Secretary; Julius Washington, Treasurer; Charles Woodhouse, Dean of Pledges; and Jewell Cook, Editor-to-the-Sphinx. IDL has officially kicked off its operations for the year, and has received great enthusiasm from many Brothers (most of whom were formerly inactive) in the Chicago area. In the spirit of Alpha, the chapter has already made an impact on the community through its outreach programs. To date, the chapter has: (1) sponsored an Alpha Phi Alpha entry in the Bud Billiken Parade (held by Chicago Defender Charities). In conjunction with Nu Delta Chapter at Chicago State University, "The Sphinx" rode down Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on Saturday, August 9th. This marked the first time in many years that Alpha Phi Alpha has participated in Chicago's largest and the nation's third largest parade; (2) sponsored a Youth Motivation Seminar for CLASS, a high school fraternity of Black youth from Park Forest, Illinois. The seminar focused on the importance of higher education and the purposes of Black Greek-letter organizations. The young men were quite pleased with the presentations and the question-and-answer period with chapter members . . . and they reported a highly positive view of Alpha Phi Alpha from this experience; (3) joined with other Chapters in the area in planning a Chicago-area Founders Day Program, to be held in December. Dr. Charles H. Wesley, who had previously agreed to address the IDL Founders Day. will be the guest speaker for this affair. IDL was well represented at the General Convention in August. Delegates were Brother David Brown (Vice 42

lota Delta Lambda: Top left, Brother Othello Ellis and Judge Russell DeBow cheer fr reviewing stand; top right, preparing to roll; bottom, the Sphinx goes down King Driv President) and Brother Alonzo Taylor (Secretary). In addition, a number of other Brothers were spied sporting badges proclaiming "lota Delta Lambda." These included Brothers Charles Woodhouse, Bradford Spencer, James Griffin and others. IDL Program Chairman Erwin A. France served as Coordinator of the Public Program, and Brother James Griffin coordinated the outstanding music for this event. Three IDL members received awards at the convention. Brothers Michael J. Price

and Darryl R. Matthews were the recipients of Distinguished Service Awards for outstanding professional service on the General Office Staff. And, in his first outing, Brother Alonzo Taylor walked off with the 1 st Place trophy in the convention's Invitational Tennis Tournament. We are told that it was really no contest. All this is just the beginning. Look forward to hearing a lot more from lota Delta Lambda â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the Windy City. The Sphinx / Fall 1980

west Virginia At a recent Regional Conference of the NAACP held in Welch, West Virginia, Alpha Zeta Lambda was cited for its service and financial aid to that organization. Brother Booker T. Stephens, who made such an outstanding record in the State Legislature his first term was reelected as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. One of the areas fast progressing young educators has affiliated with the chapter. Brother Ervin V. Griffin, a 1971 graduate of Bluefield State College received the Master of Science Degree (1974) in Counseling and College Student Personnel Services from Western Illinois University. He was granted a Doctorate in Education (1980) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and is now serving on the faculty of Southwest Virginia Community College. Alpha Zeta Lambda is indeed proud to have this energetic young Brother on its roster. Brother John Flippen of Washington, D.C., a former member of this chapter, returned for the funeral of Brother J. Claude Kingslow. Brother Flippen is one of the many young students who greatly benefitted from the Kingslow influence while a student and faculty member at Bluefield State College. All officers were reelected to serve the ensuing year. There was one exception, chairman of the Education and Social Committee. That post was left vacant when Brother Murvin Enders retired to Zenia, Ohio. Brother J. Franklin Long was elected to that post. Brother Long is one of the outstanding young attorneys in Southern West Virginia. He is expected to carry on in the great tradition that post commands. Alpha Zeta Lambda wishes to take this opportunity to send its best wishes to Alpha Men worldwide.

principals. During our Spring dance, our most recent event, we gave $1,000 to a scholarship fund. In addition, we also recognized past recipients of the awards for their accomplishments. We also awarded a plaque to our President, Brother Leonard Hamilton, who was voted by the chapter as the Outstanding Brother of the Year. This award was most deserving as Brother Hamilton gave the fraternity his complete support. We also granted awards to the following Brothers for outstanding achievements during the period from May 1979 through May 1980: Andrew Venable, Reginald Tall, Eddie Wills, Jr., M.D., Andrew Jimerson, M.D., and Daniel Drake, Ph.D. For the second consecutive year Delta Alpha Lambda hosted the Elmer Collins Golf Outing. This event was held on Saturday, June 28, 1980 at the Astorhurst Country Club. Almost one hundred golfers, representing a broad cross-section of Greater Clevelanders, played on a sultry summer day, with moments of elation as well as disappointments. All and all it was a wonderful day for golf and comraderie. Inter-Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter play between Cleveland and Akron was held with Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter defeating Eta Tau Lambda for the second consecutive year. Members of the DAL Team consisted of Lem Roberson, Luther Towers, Elmer Collins, and Samuel Carrington. Those playing for Akron were William Miller, Nate Martin, D. Thomas and G. Nichols. Presentation of the Quinn F. Montgomery Plaque went to Cleveland and the Henry C. Crawford Plaque to Akron. In the women's division, the winners were: 1 st Place, M. Blount; 2nd Place, Fay Perry. Ms. Blount was the recipient of the Judge C. Ellen Connally

Trophy, with Ms. Perry winning the Ms. Corrine Roberson Trophy. Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter is planning to continue this event and make it one of the major scholarship efforts for the chapter.

eastern michigan u The Brothers of Epsilon Eta Chapter, Eastern Michigan University, extend the warmest of greetings to all Brothers throughout Alphadom. With the induction of the new initiates during the academic year of 1979-1980, our total might is 22 strong Brothers who are truly striving to be first of all. During the past year, some of our fraternal activities have been: • Capturing second place with our Homecoming float in the Eastern Michigan University 1979 Homecoming Parade. Also, we sponsored a free Homecoming dance that was a huge success. • Also, we held the "Second Annual Jesse Owens Award Banquet" at the Holy Trinity Chapel. Awards were given to our graduating seniors, Brothers Tony Tillman, Jesse Brown and Talton Hall. In attendance we were happy to have alumni Brothers Fulton England and the Mayor of Ypsilanti, Brother Mayor George Goodman, speak at the banquet. • On June 5, 1980 we held a champagne sip to honor our 21 years as Epsilon Eta Chapter. The sip was very enlightening and the spirit of Brotherhood was truly felt by all. Also, we encourage any Brother who was "made" at Epsilon Eta and any Brother who happens to be in the area, as well as any Chapter or Brother who wishes to stop by or write. Our address is: Alpha House, Epsilon Eta 203 N. Washington Ypsilanti, Ml 48197

ohio The Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter is located in Cleveland, Ohio, and is one of the most active graduate chapters in the state. We have been involved in many endeavors for the betterment of our community and the enhancement of the educational opportunities for the youth. In addition to granting monies for scholarships to deserving youth, the chapter has been involved in the Pride Program, a program designed to instill pride in our youngsters of all levels in their accomplishments while in school. This program has the support of the Cleveland Board of Education and a substantial number of school The Sphinx / Fall 1980

The Brothers of Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter at their Elmer Collins Golf Outing in land, Ohio. 43

Epsilon Eta Chapters' award-winning float, entered in the Eastern Michigan University Homecoming Parade. Epsilon Eta is also proud to say that we have two Brothers who were elected to the Student Senate. Brothers Mark Lee and Steven Wade are definitely carrying on the tradition of the Black and Gold. With the closing of the year we elected and installed our new officers who are: Bryan Roberts, President; Saul Ellis, Vice-President; Steven Wade, Treasurer; Mark Lee, Secretary; Kenneth Cunningham, Corresponding Secretary; Saul Ellis, Dean of Pledges; Wilbur McAdams, Sergeantof-Arms; Herbert Caver, Chaplain; Varrick Tucker, Chapter Historian, and Robert LaGrand, Editor-to-the-Sphinx. Other Brothers of EH are Mark Massie, Keith Griffin, Eric Henderson, Bruce Brannon, Tony Cadagen, Zackera Miller, Ken Brown, Herman Mitchell, Darwin Scott and Ben Gibson. The year of 1980-81 promises to be an even better year as we prepare for the academic year 1 9 7 9 - 8 0 , for our "Twenty-first Anniversary Black and Gold Ball" and the "Third Annual Jesse Owens Awards Banquet" and other activities to make Epsilon Eta second to none and always first of all. Ceaseless work and untiring dedication to the precepts set down by our founders are what makes Epsilon Eta a strong link in the chains of Brotherhood which is Alpha. To the Brothers of EH, Alpha Phi Alpha isn't just a fraternity, it's a way of life.

theme used by the newly established Nu lota Lambda chapter located in Kinston, North Carolina, officially chartered on December 5, 1 9 7 9 . The officers elected to lead the chapter were: Clifton T. Epps, President; Harry Parker, Vice-PresidentPresident-Elect; Herbert L. Gray, Secretary and Editor-to-the-Sphinx; Robert L. Brown, Treasurer; Gregory Edmond, Chaplain and Financial Secretary; Ephriam Green, Historian; Ford Dabney, Keeper of Records; Coley Little, Director of Educational Activities and Scholarship; and Donnie Phillips, Dean of Pledges. Other active members of the chapter are: Jesse Artis, Charles Banks, William Green, and Rommie Williams, Jr. Brother Charles Banks assumed the duties of financial secretary upon the leave of Brother Edmond w h o assumed pastorial services in Washington, D.C. This was a great loss to Nu lota Lambda,

but a tremendous gain for the Brothers in the D.C. community. Upon receipt of official status, the Brothers of Nu lota Lambda immediately began to voice the good name of Alpha. A "Smoker" was held on December 3 0 , 1 9 7 9 . From the invitees, six were inducted into the Sphinx Club. They were: Thomas Alston, a Staff Assistant for Dupont; Donald Chapman, a Manufacturing Supervisor for Dupont; William A. Coward, Kinston's Human Relations Director; Walter J. Jones, Director of Continuing Education at Lenoir Community College; Michael Moseley, Director of Community Services at Caswell Center for the Retarded; and Melvin E. Parker, Youth Opportunity Counselor. (All promising Alphamen!) The Sphinx Club sponsored numerous service activities and fund-raisings to contribute toward the chapter's Scholarship Drive. Among the service activities was "A Community Forum" with many of North Carolina's Black leaders in state government and local Black leaders. Topics concerned with Black problems and unity for more political clout were presented in d i s c u s s i o n and question-answer sessions. The chapter made viable contributions to our convention held in Greenville, North Carolina in February. Brothers served on various committees and offered expertise in the Miss Black & Gold Pageant, undergraduate basketball, and stepping contest. Brother Harry Parker served as MC for the pageant; Brother Clifton Epps and his stage band provided musical entertainment. Brother Robert Brown and Brother Jesse Artis chaired committee sessions. Brother Donnie Phillips and Brother William Green contributed to the total organization and preparation for the convention. Striving to carry out the aim of

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scholarship, the Brothers set out to recognize outstanding Black male students being graduated from the three area high schools. Endeavoring to make the recognition a memorable occasion, a banquet was held on June 2 7 , with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. as the scheduled speaker. Due to illness Rev. King could not attend. The Rev. Derek Barber King (nephew of our late Brother Martin Luther King, Jr.) provided the keynote address. Scholarships of $ 5 0 0 each were awarded to Clinton Anderson of North Lenoir High School and Kenneth Isler of Kinston High School. Plaques for outstanding academic achievement were given to the seven qualifying applicants. Brother Coley Little spearheaded the Scholarship and Awards Committee. Brother Harry Parker chaired the Special Projects Committee. All Brothers put forth concerted efforts and contributed to the success of this program and all other chapter projects. We worked together for the betterment of all mankind. To culminate the Scholarship-Awards Banquet, our six probates were initiated into Alphadom in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of Alpha Phi Alpha. They were formally presented at our After-Banquet Reception and Dance. All of our projects received overwhelming support from our neighboring Alpha Chapters, fellow Greeks, and the total community. The events aforementioned do not conclude the endeavors of Nu lota Lambda. Political involvement, voterregistration, Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and concern for All Mankind are the continuous efforts of our chapter. To say the very least, "We've Only Just Begun."

alabama state u Greetings from the distinguished Brothers of Beta Upsilon Chapter located at Alabama State University. Since our last article in the Sphinx (Spring 1980), the Brothers have continued to "hold high" the name of our beloved fraternity. During the start of ASU's basketball season, which turned out as a great accomplishment for ASU, the Brothers donated a United States flag to the University. The flag was hung by Brothers in the C. J . Dunn Sports Arena, which is named for a distinguished Alphaman. This flag was the first ever to be hung in the arena and was in accordance with the part of our motto that says: "First Of All." Also in accordance with the same part, after extensive planning the chapter held Montgomery's first The Sphinx / Fall 1980

"ZENITH 9" of Beta Upsilon (L-R): Allen Lang, Anthony Grandison, Dennis Morrow, Billy Crear, Jeffery Caffey, Roderick Odom, Angelo Ray, Ceasar Lawrence, Eddie Frazier, and James Smith. "Roller Boogie Disco." This event, which was held at a local skating rink, received tremendous response from the communities of Montgomery, and from Brothers throughout Alabama. Proceeds went toward the Million Dollar Fund Drive. As mentioned previously, ASU's basketball team, under the direction of Brother James Oliver as coach, accomplished a great task by becoming the second ranked team in the NAIA championship held in Kansas City. The Brothers presented a gift to Brother Oliver for a job well done. Assistant Coach Brother Johnny Mitchell and a member of the team, Brother Jerome Powell, were also vital to the team's success. During Spring Quarter, Beta Upsilon chapter inducted nine suave and sophisticated men into Alphadom. These men, who were known as "Zenith 9 " proved to be "masters of their fate, and captains of their souls" under the direction of Brother Roderick F. Odom (as Dean of Pledges) and the Brothers of Beta Upsilon. These men provided ASU with one of the most electrifying Greek shows ever presented on campus. Special efforts were provided by Brother Johnny Forrester who is advisor of the chapter. After numerous community related activities or our "manly deeds" such as visiting nursing homes and sponsoring fund raisers for the Red Cross, NAACP, and National Urban League, the chapter held its Annual Chapter Day Observance. This program of profound dignity observed the fourty-fourth birthday of the chapter. Brother Dr. Otis D. Simmons, Dean, College Of The Arts, presented a remarkable

speech on "releasing the potential within us." This event highlights the annual awards to Brothers and they are: Brother Dennis E. Morrow, Scholarship Award; Brother Darrell Adams, Citizenship Award; Brother Willie C. Carlisle, Neophyte of the Year; and Brother Roderick F. Odom, Man of the Year. The program was well received and well attended. In campus related activities, Alphamen are prominent. To name a few, Student Government Association elections provided the students with the position of Secretary being held by an Alphaman two years consecutively: Brother Wallace D. Ray (1979-80), Brother Roderick F. Odom (1980-81). Brother Dennis Williams holds the position of Chief Justice of the Judicial Branch and Brother Lawrence Bell and Brother Dennis Morrow serve as President and Vice President of Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society. Brother Odom also serves as President of the English Club. The Brothers look forward to the next school term with a number of plans on the drawing board. We anticipate an even greater year in 1 9 8 0 - 8 1 . Officers for the next school term are: Darrell Adams, President; Lydell Sherrer, Vice-President; Dennis E. Morrow, Secretary; Angelo M. Ray, Corresponding Secretary; Don P. Axt, Treasurer; Christopher L. Thomas, Historian; Eddie L. Frazier, Parliamentarian; Dennis Williams, Dean of Pledges; Roderick F. Odom, Editor-to-the-Sphinx; Johnny Forrester, Advisor. The Brothers of Beta Upsilon will continue to keep the aims of our great fraternity active. May each and every chapter "grow strong and prosper." 45

tuskegee institute We, the Brothers of Gamma Phi, extend fraternal greetings to all of our Brothers in Alphadom. The start of a new scholastic year brings with it broad and vast opportunities and new Brothers being inducted into this great fraternity. We would like to wish chapters all over the best of luck during the school year 1980-81. As we partake this year we will continue to serve our school and community in many deeds, service, and love for all mankind. Our many services and programs include V.A. projects, car washes, parties, food collection drives, entertainment for the underprivileged, and programs exclusively to raise money for the Million Dollar Fund Drive, which we will continue to support in its entirety. As we enter into our Centennial Year "100 Years of Service," here at Tuskegee Institute we would like to invite all Alpha Brothers to come and fellowship with us in the "pride of the swift growing south." There is much history all around us and we would like to share it with you all. Under the leadership of our newly elected president, Brother Thomas Portlock and his officers, we have a year looking upon us full of rewards and gains. As our General President, Brother James R. Williams, goes out of office in January we would like to thank him for the four years of diligent and courageous service he has given to our fraternity. He has worked hard and long hours, was often away from home days at a time, all for the betterment of Alpha Phi Alpha. We feel as though he has done a great job in operating our fraternity and it is a job that was well done, thank you Brother Williams. Alpha is and will always be the "Light of the World," let it always shine in the hearts of Brothers so that it shall be seen by others. We bid you farewell.

florida state u Greetings most distinguished fraternity Brothers. The Brotherhood of lota Delta sends you their warmest blessings, and hope that your summer ended on successful notes, and that you are ready for a new and exciting school year. lota Delta, located at Florida State University in Florida's capital city of Tallahassee, is very excited about going into its seventh year of existence. Though only small in the number of years of existence, lota Delta has made strides far greater than any other 46

fraternity on our predominantly white campus for the school year 1979-80. Throughout our great efforts, we were named Florida State's Number One fraternity amongst Black and white fraternities. With a new slate of enthusiastic officers, lota Delta shall continue to make such great progress. The new officers are: Cecil Howard, President; Lawrence Wiggins, VicePresident; Anthony Haynes, Secretary; Darryl Sheffield, Corresponding Secretary; Grant Glover, Treasurer; Jessie Tolbert, Chaplain; Gregory Floyd, Editor-to-the-Sphinx; and Frederick Ferguson, Dean of Pledges. The officers were sworn in at lota Delta's annual awards banquet. Briefly looking back over the last school year, lota Delta was the runnerup in fraternity division intramurals football, winner of the basketball championship, sponsored our annual stomp contest (which was very successful), won Chapter of the Year for the state of Florida, voted Best Fraternity at FSU, won the Black Student Union greek extravaganza, received certificates for donating money and time to charitqable organizations, and our Miss Black & Gold won the state title, and finished third in the Southern Regional competition. Looking ahead, lota Delta has planned a wide variety of activities. Amongst other things, we have totally dedicated ourselves to an all out service expedition throughout the city of Tallahassee. However, one of our biggest plans include our Winter Weekend, to be held January 23-25. We are also planning our frequent charity, voter registration, and blood pressure testing drives. This in part, shows that the spirit of Alpha is high at lota Delta, and as we continue our dutiful vigils, we, A Phi A shall transcend all.

tennessee state u The year 1979-80 was one of dazzling expansion and strengthening for the Brothers at Beta Omicron Chapter at Tennessee State University. In this connection, the chapter has furthered its leadership roles in campus life at TSU and its service roles to the Nashville community. Consequently, B.O. is stronger, bonded in deep Brotherhood, and poised to begin a subsequent year of service. November 2 1 , 1979 marked the crossing of the Notorious 25. This line was the largest in the chapter's history since 1969. In this regard, Beta Omicron became greater in number and solid in the uniting element of Alpha. All

efforts thereafter were a display of true Brotherhood and a continuation of the vision of the Jewels whereby Alpha transcends all. The Spring Civic Project is a case in point. On March 22, 1980, Beta Omicron entertained 125 children at the United Methodist Neighborhood Center with games, a party, an assembly with entertainment by various Brothers, and an Easter egg hunt. The women who helped in coordinating the project were presented with Easter baskets. Consequently, a Big Brother program is currently being programmed between B.O. and UMNC. Beta Omicron was also honored at a UMNC banquet for the project with a certificate of meritorious service. Beta Omicron also maintained its role in campus leadership. Brother Ronald L. Ashley, President of the Student Government Association at Tennessee State for 1979-80, was succeeded by Brother Roosevelt Hamb, Jr. for the 1980-81 academic year. Brother Ashley deserves special recognition here for strategically guiding the SGA in a year of transition for Tennessee State, whereas the institution was merged with the former University of Tennessee at Nashville. On the April 1 1 , 1 9 8 0 student elections, Brother Hamb defeated his only opponent by almost a 5 to 1 margin in a landslide victory. Clearly, Alpha is first of all at Tennessee State. The year 1980-81 presents a challenging and promising time for Beta Omicron. In this connection, the Brothers of Beta Omicron seek not only to maintain but further the visions of the Jewels.

south Carolina Delta Zeta Lambda Chapter has been very active over the past years. Although, at present, we are only 40 Brothers strong, we feel that our strive for the Alpha excellence is as great as any other Chapter. This year the Chapter has undertaken several projects to further accentuate the idea of "Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love For All Mankind." The Chapter has given and continue to give support and financial assistance to some of the local charitable organizations such as The Boy's Attention Home, The Sunlight Community Center, and The Orangeburg Area Development Center. Each year, since its beginning in the Southern Region, the Chapter has sent two or more high school students to the Leadership Workshop normally conducted during the summer at BeneThe Sphinx / Fall 1980

and all as we welcome Brothers from afar to "Come and be together with Oklahoma State University's Epsilon Epsilon Alphas."

memphis state u The Brothers of Memphis State's Kappa Eta Chapter would like to extend a gracious hello to all Alpha men everywhere. Since our founding in 1974, we have by far excelled in reaching out to all those who wish to move onward and upward towards the light, and the past semester has proven no exception. As the Alpha men of KH participated Striking a dignified pose are a few of the Brothers who attended the Delta Zeta Lambda in volunteer work for the Arlington Black and Gold Dance. Pictured are Brothers Peter L Felder, South Carolina State Director; Developmental Center, contributed Richard Arrington, Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama; Ernest Finney, Sr., Fifty-year Brother, funds to needy families, submitted and William J. Nelson, Delta Zeta Lambda Chapter President. urgent requests to the United States Congress to continue the food stamp diet College, Columbia, South Carocheerful voices which can be heard program, paid tribute to Brother Rev. lina. "Transcending all" seems to be a from quite a distance. Most any time Dr. James Ford for outstanding deep commitment of the Brothers of day or night, the walls of Alpha surachievements, and hosted a marvelous the Chapter. We are also hoping to get round all in Brotherhood, cordiality, black history program entitled, "Black maximum support for our Million Dollar and friendship. History, the Key to Our Glorious Past" Drive. Activities one might expect to find with guest speaker Mrs. Maxine Smith The Chapter has a well rounded proEpsilon Epsilon Alphas involved in are (executive secretary to the Memphis gram. Along with the many activities drives for Sickle Cell Anemia, and branch NAACP), we still found time to exemplifying its commitment to Alpha, Community Action Drives. Other activipledge six new proud Alpha men. The Delta Zeta Lambda also has its recreaties, involving Brothers in the communeophytes, Brothers Reginald R. tion and entertainment. Each year the nity, include basketball tournaments, Mebane, Jeffrey E. Carson, Marvin Chapter has its annual Black and Gold and the sponsorship of numerous social Payne, Gerald Starks, Michael Bates seminars. dance. This year the formal, given in and Eric Dickey have thus seen the February, was attended by approxiThe Brothers strive to be first in light and are now active members of mately 500 Brothers and their guests. many areas. In leadership they acclaim the proud Kappa Eta clan. Among the guests was our illustrious Brothers as once being president, viceBrother, Richard Arrington, the first president, secretary and treasurer, of The Brothers of Kappa Eta have also Black mayor of Birmingham, Alabama. the university's Afro-Am. Terry been busy with activities centered The Chapter also recognized and Salmon, Johnny Watley, and Kenneth around the Panhellenic Council by Gainous were chosen to be students honored Brother Finney and Brother hosting among other student activities, of the month. Hunter for their fifty years of faithful recreational and charitable functions service in Alphadom. around the Memphis State campus. One of the Brothers' greatest assets Most of the Brothers were busy The past years have been very prosis their sister group, the "Alpha preparing to attend the national Alpha perous for the Brothers of Delta Zata Angels." Their talents and attributes convention in Chicago that turned out Lambda and the future seems to be are unlimited; their unyielding support to be a very big success, and we of KH even brighter as we venture into new and loyalty help to keep the Alphas the are looking forward to another actionhorizons. number one fraternity. packed semester this coming school Epsilon Epsilon Alphas live and year under the powerful leadership of breathe the philosophy of being President Myron Gray and Vicetogether as a fraternity as well as "a President John D. Calhoun. people." Especially important in a predominantly white school, togetherness "First of all, servants of all, we shall Whatever the challenge, we are has helped keep the Black Brothers transcend all." We, the Brothers of Epready and willing to face it and we still strongly united, building strength and silon Epsilon, Oklahoma State Univerboast of our reputation as being the pride both within themselves and in sity, pride ourselves in being number most active fraternity on campus. We their accomplishments. Any Black on one among Black organizations on would like to announce the coming of the university's campus is made to feel campus in the eyes of the Black student our annual Black and Gold Ball this that the Alpha house is his house â&#x20AC;&#x201D; body. December and all are invited. We cersort of a "home away from home." We have decided to go one step furtainly hope that other Alpha men everyThroughout the central region the ther and remodel our fraternity house. where are keeping those Alpha stanname Epsilon Epsilon is made a familiar It has been repainted completely on dards burning bright, but you will have sound to all, so we, the Brothers of the outside. Now every aspect of the to burn long and hard to dim the lights Epsilon Chapter, 31 members strong, two-story house bids one welcome; of Kappa Eta Chapter because we will cordially extend an invitation to you from the warmth of the fireplace, to the always shine on!

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Brothers feel that the planned programs for the coming year will show why Alpha Phi Alpha is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD. The Brothers would like to close out by saying congratulations and good luck to Brother Robert Jackson, who was elected President of FAMU Student Government Association.

tennessee u - Martin Greetings from the Brothers of Mu Beta Chapter at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Since our last chapter report, the Brothers have been working diligently to excel in leadership roles, as well as playing important parts in numerous campus activities. Spring was labeled a success for the Brothers of "MB". The quarter began in full swing as 16 Brothers attended the Southern Regional Convention in Nashville. To highlight that weekend the Brotherhood won first place at Kappa Xi Chapter's first annual Greek show at Middle Tennessee State Presenting Mr. John Wiggins, winner of Alpha Delta Lambda's raffle with his airlineUniversity ticket in Murfreesburo. are, left to right, Brothers Dorsey T. Patterson, contest chairman, Sylvester Wright, Mr. OnWigcampus, the Brothers continued gins and Brother Melvin Tuggle, Chapter President. to shine the light of Alpha high. Alpha Week " 8 0 " was the spotlight for the events during the quarter. Activities Chairman of the raffle was Brother began on Saturday, May 3, with a Car Dorsey T. Patterson, who was very The officers and members of Alpha Wash all day, followed by the Mu Beta proud to present such a big package to Delta Lambda Chapter proudly raffled Chapter Anniversary Disco. Sunday Mr. Wiggins on behalf of Alpha Delta off an all expense paid trip for two, to was Alpha Fellowship Day, as the Lambda Chapter for only $1.00. He Las Vegas, Nevada. The drawing was Brothers attended church services just couldn't believe he was getting so held during the elegant "Fifty Anniveralong with the Angels of Mu Beta. much for so little! Mr. Wiggins plans to sary Formal Buffet Dinner Dance," in Monday was Black and Gold Day on make his trip in early Fall. Brother the beautiful Grand Salon Ballroom of campus. The Brothers, Angels and Sylvester Wright was the ticket seller. the Holiday Inn Rivermont atop the supporters of the fraternity proudly Proceeds from the raffle will go to sup14th floor. The affair honored the sported black and gold attire all day. A port the Chapter's scholarship and Founders and Past Presidents of Alpha pool party was held that evening in the educational projects. Brother Melvin Delta Lambda Chapter, which is fifty dome pool. Tuggle is the outstanding president of years old and had twelve outstanding Tuesday, the Brothers set up an Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter. Brothers over the fifty years to lead the Alpha display in the University Center chapter as president. for the campus. The display consisted The raffle was held at the first interof various types of paddles, plaques, mission, after the presentation of the awards, pillows, pictures, trophies and founders of the chapter and the past many other items dealing with the To our fellow Brothers in Alphadom: presidents. Brother Don A. Lee was fraternity. That evening the first annual The Beta Nu Chapter, founded on the chairman of the Anniversary Formal Alpha Awards Program was held in the campus of Florida A&M University, Dinner-Dance, committeemen being University Ballroom. Brother James would like to say greetings! Brothers George Walker, Tyler Moore, With our past ventures, such as: a Ford, M.D., noted City Councilman, Harold Winfrey, Alfred Harrison and march on the capital in Tallahassee in Theologian and Humanitarian from Willie E. Lindsey, Jr. order to get full observance of Dr. MarMemphis, delivered a dynamic and inMr. John Wiggins, a repairman clerk tin L. King, Jr.'s birthday, which was spiring address concerning the theme for South Central Bell Telephone Comled by Brother Roy Woods; playing an for the week, "In quest for Unity pany was the lucky winner who was instrumental and vital role in having a Among All." Several scholarships were not present at the formal affair, of a street name changed in honor of Dr. presented to Black students who King; participating in community affairs round trip ticket for two on American achieved academic excellence on (singing in senior citizen homes, sponAirlines to Las Vegas, Nevada. The campus. The Brothers presented soring NAACP, Tallahassee Urban winner will also receive three nights another scholarship to the Black senior League, and Voter Registration and three days at the beautiful Frontier with the highest GPA from Martin membership drives); along with social or Landmark Hotel, breakfast, lunch Westview High School. The chapter functions (dances, Sweetheart Ball, and dinner, a lounge show each night also surprised their senior Brothers by Ball of the Jewels, Founders Day Banwith cocktails, and all free accommopresenting them plaques for their dediquet) being a great success, the dations to and from the airport. cation and services to the chapter.


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Wednesday, the Angels held a successful bake sale all day. The "NameThat-Tune Game Show" was sponsored by the Brothers that night. Thursday, the Brothers presented a Karate Exhibition on the University Center Patio for the campus, followed by a private dinner with the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Friday was community service day, as the Brothers rendered services in the Martin area at local churches, hospitals and private homes. That night the Brothers held their annual Black and Gold Ball. Several awards were presented to young ladies for their support to the fraternity throughout the year. Special awards included Miss Alpha Phi Alpha, Miss Black and Gold, Miss Mu Beta, and Most Spirited Angel. Alpha Mother's Day weekend climaxed an exciting Alpha Week at UTM. At the end of the quarter, the Brothers sponsored an Invitational Boxing Tournament. This event featured West Tennessee area talent in various class weights. Highlighting the quarter was graduation for four Brothers. The chapter would like to say "thank you" to these Brothers who were in the 1980 graduating class for their contributions during their years as Brothers of Mu Beta. All four graduates served as president at one time or another for the chapter. Graduating Brothers included: Patrick Stanley Anderson, Chauncer Lee Williamson, James Randolph Harris (with honors), and Anthony Bernard Plummer (with high honors). While planning a full agenda for the upcoming year, "MB" is making every

effort to continue to exhibit Alpha excellence. On tap for fall quarter will be the Black and Gold Smoker, Halloween Carnival for kids, Thanksgiving canned goods drive, Thanksgiving basket presentations, Christmas Toys for Tots presentations, visits to Senior Citizens Centers and mental retardation centers, homecoming participation, donations to campus blood drive, Sphinxmen projects, and, of course, the original Alpha Disco Extravaganzas. Mu Beta Chapter officers for 1980-81 are: Russell Heaston, President; Nairn Madyun, Vice-President; Timothy Taylor, Corresponding Secretary; Ronald Newson, Recording Secretary; Gregory Newbern, Treasurer; Ernest McElrath, Dean of Pledges; Darron Hulsey, Sergeant-atArms; Terry Mitchell, Chaplain; Ray Fayne, Parliamentarian; and William Reed, Director of Educational Activities. With 21 strong, the Brothers of Mu Beta Chapter hope to maintain the high standards of our dear fraternity. We will furthermore continue to be "First of all, Servants of all and Transcending all" at the University of Tennessee at Martin.


area, and we look forward to presenting an even better program this year. The following is an excerpt from a letter to our Chapter from one of the scholarship recipients from the 1979 contest . . . "I would like to thank you for all the support and recognition that was given to me by your organization, but more important, the chance to get acquainted with the men in the group who set an example that will influence my future for years to come." As you can see from this one paragraph, this young man was given a tremendous boost from this activity towards fulfilling his future aspirations as well as being shown living examples of the type of man he is expected to become in the future. It is very important that we as Alpha Men continue to exert this image to our youth. We are also earnestly working together being the Host Chapter for the 1981 Florida State Convention. We are asking all chapters in Florida to extend to us your wholehearted support and attendance so that we may make this an event that truly befits and personifies ALPHA.

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School year 1979-1980 was a very fulfilling year for Nu Gamma Chapter The Brothers of Mu Zeta Lambda with the induction of eight (8) new are working earnestly towards the Brothers. The new initiates are as presentation of our Second Annual follows: Brothers William Tolbert, Obie Men of Tomorrow Contest to be held in McDaniel, Willard Smith, Randall Pace, December 1980. The first contest Leon Coleman, Chris Moseley, Howard was truly an excellent medium for McFarland and James Raines. Brother achieving our goal of truly "uplifting the Skip Williams served as Dean of lives of wholesome youths" in this Pledges. School year 1979-1980 also saw the election of o f f i c e r s for 1980-1981. The new officers are as follows: Dennis Taylor, President; Reginald Moore, Vice President; Willard Smith, Corresponding Secretary; Chris Moseley, Recording Secretary; Howard McFarland, Treasurer; Leon Coleman, Sergeant-At-Arms; William Tolbert, Historian; James E. Hudson, Director of Educational Activities; Skip Williams, Associate Editor to the Sphinx; Mike Stiggers, Chaplain; and Sam Mostellar, Dean of Pledges. The Brothers of Nu Gamma took great pride in knowing that their small contributions played a major role in upholding the ideals and goals of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. We proceeded with our yearly schedule of events which included a Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas gathering with The Mu Beta Chapter Stepping Squad at the University of Tennessee includes (L kids to R)from the Carrollton community. Brothers also held their annual Chauner Williamson, Timothy Taylor, Gregory Newbern, Gregory Foster, Terry The Mitchell, Week Celebration with the Youth Sylvester Bernard, James Harris, Larry Beasley, Ernest McElrath, Darron Hulsey,Alpha Russell Heaston, Fred Flagg and Tonnie Golden. Motivation Program, topping a very The Sphinx / Fall 1980


successful and enlightening week for all. The start of the 1980 year gave the Brothers of Nu Gamma Chapter a great honor as we co-hosted, along with host Theta Nu Lambda, for the State Convention at Georgia's beautiful lake resort, Calloway Gardens. The convention, as always, was a complete success and very well attended by the Brothers of Alphadom. We, the Brothers of Nu Gamma Chapter, have and will continue to "March Onward and Upward Toward the Light."

north Carolina The Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Raleigh, North Carolina, held its Annual Awards and Recognition Program May 12, 1980, St. Augustine's College. This Eighth Annual Awards and Recognition Program was a culmination of careful planning, long hours and hard work by dedicated Brothers, of the Awards and Recognition Committee, chaired by Brother David Mallette. Many hours were spent contacting, interviewing and planning with 100 male high school seniors from 13 schools in the area. Numerous awards were given to high school participants in the Arts, Vocational Education, Leadership and BestAll-Around student. A $1,000 scholarship (valid at any accredited school) was awarded to Kovac Ricardo Bynum, of Broughton High School and Jeffrey Kersey was given $800 (Smithfield High School). These scholarships and awards, hopefully, will encourage these young men to further their efforts in the arena of higher education and later make contributions in improving their communities and the plight of minorities in general.

south Carolina state The Brothers of Beta Delta Chapter extend greetings fraternally to all of our Brothers. The chapter at South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, South Carolina, is presently planning for a constructive and fruitful year in several ways. The Brothers are working diligently to keep the basic ideas on which the fraternity was founded; the formation of a more perfect bond of Brotherhood throughout the community, service for those who need a helping hand, and guidance toward greater achievement. Through dedication, scholastic achievement, organi50

The Brotherhood of Beta Delta Chapter, South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, S Carolina. zation and Brotherhood, the chapter is growing. The Brothers will work diligently to contribute money to United Way and gather clothing for needy families for Christmas. Other plans include the "Alphamingo" dance, the Miss Alpha Phi Alpha pageant, and several social gatherings. Concentrating on community projects, the Brothers will give a Christmas program for senior citizens, and transport elderly people who are without transportation to necessary places for one week. Under Brotherly leadership, the Brothers of Beta Delta will continually strive to be a fraternity in the truest and largest sense of the world. In the academic perspective, the Brothers of Beta Delta are overly successful. The chapter consists of many campus leaders: Steve Hallus, a senior, is presently student body vice president; Ernest Yarborough, an outstanding student, previously held the position successfully last year; Brother Steve DeVoe, the 1980 chapter "Brother of the Year" is senior class president; Daniel Cohens is junior class vice president. The chapter officers for 1980-81 are as follows: Stanley Cunningham, President; Steve DeVoe, Vice-President; Ernest Yarborough, Secretary; Virgil Fashion, Treasurer; and John Goodwin, Editor-to-the-Sphinx and Dean of Pledges. The advisors are Dr. Walter Salteus and Henry "Hank" Robinson. We welcome all Brothers visiting the Orangeburg area to stop by and share the spirit of Brotherhood at Beta Delta.

southern tech Alpha Phi Alpha is proudly represented by the Brothers of Nu Mu chapter at Georgia Institute of Technology and Southern Institute of Technology. The chapter is relatively young compared to other chapters in Atlanta, but it is still a driving force both on campus and in the community. Nu Mu was voted "Most Outstanding Black Greek Organization" by Georgia Tech's Office of Minority Educational Development. We have made many efforts to uplift our race academically, socially and culturally. Our primary concern has been to stimulate our youth. We have taken the kids of Bedford Pines Daycare Center to various areas of interest such as the Atlanta Toy Museum, the city zoo, and the State Capital. These field trips have been enriching to the Brothers as well as the kids. We, along with Nu Beta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, chaperoned 29 underprivileged kids of the Techwood community to see a play entitled "Life of a King." This play was presented in commemoration of the late Brother1 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The evening was an enjoyable experience for all. In the academic area we held our first annual speech contest in which students from various Atlanta area high schools delivered speeches on "The Value of a College Education." Prizes in the form of trophies, plaques, and certificates were presented to winning contestants. The Sphinx / Fall 1980

Among Nu Mu's other activities were two car washes with proceeds being donated to NAACP, SCLC, UNCF, and Alpha Phi Alpha's Million Dollar Fund Drive. The Sickle Cell Foundation of Atlanta provided free testing on the Georgia Tech campus through our efforts. We made our annual Mother's Day visit to the Kathy Crawford Convalescent Home. The ladies were presented with flowers while everyone enjoyed donuts, punch, conversation and singing spirituals. We are proud to see three of our Brothers graduating. Both Brothers Ron Griggs and Dirk Twine have e a r n e d B a c h e l o r ' s d e g r e e s in Mechanical Engineering, and Douglass Alston has obtained his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. We wish them all much success. Let's continue to take care of business Brothers and let others marvel at "The Light of the World." Nu Mu's officers are: Wayland Davis, President; James O'Neil, Vice-President; Terrance Caldwell, Recording Secretary; Ulysses Hollimon, Corresponding Secretary; Robert Harpe, Treasurer; Eugene Little, Dean of Pledges; James Barnes, Parliamentarian; Michael Tinner, Historian; and Ron Herrington, Chaplain.

alabama Delta Theta Lambda Chapter, Huntsville, Alabama is proud to announce its new slate of officers for the 1980-81 fraternal year. The following officers were installed at the September meeting: Army Daniel, Jr., President; Jerome Roberts, Vice-President; Rapier Smiley, Financial Secretary; Dr. A. J. Garth, Recording Secretary; Elige Jones, Treasurer; Carlos Campbell, Chaplain; Lindsey Fields, Historian; Wiley Henderson, Dean of Pledges; Earnest Dees, Director of Educational Activities; Herman Mixon, Sergeant-atArms; Adam Kellam, Parliamentarian; and Hugh G. Lacy, Editor-to-the-Sphinx. In the Spring of 1 9 8 0 , we initiated six new Brothers into Alpha. Congratulations to Brothers Anthony Anunwa, Lee Gradford, Earl McCloud, Tony Onyeabo, Bollie Payne, and Lambert Sanford. June 16-22 we celebrated our first anniversary at the Alpha Complex which turned out to be a real success.

County began the move toward organizing their own chapter in the fall of 1 9 7 9 . As many members were newcomers to this political jurisdiction, Alpha men recognized the need to share information and experiences while, simultaneously, combining as Black professionals to better relate to the county's growing Black population, now approaching 8 0 , 0 0 0 , and to participate in various political and educational efforts to help improve the lives and circumstances of these citizens, some of whom exist in poverty surrounded by affluence. June 15, 1 9 8 0 is another historical date for Alpha Phi Alpha. Nu Mu Lambda Chapter of Decatur, Georgia was chartered. Nu Mu Lambda was organized with the following officers and members: Willie Lester, President; John H. Jordan, Vice-President; David Wells, Corresponding Secretary; Richard Holmes, Treasurer; Reginald Smith, Recording Secretary; William H. Brown, Editor-to-the-Sphinx; James T. Bennett, Historian; Samuel M. Truell, Chaplain; William Wellons, Jr., Dean of Pledges; Sanford Clarke, Parliamentarian; Baldwin Gammage, Sergeant-AtArms; and Willie Vasser, Financial Secretary. Fulton County Commissioner A. Reginald Eaves was the guest speaker for the Charter Banquet which was held on Saturday, July 19, 1 9 8 0 . Brother Eaves was introduced by Brother Walter Sullivan, President of Eta Lambda Chapter, Atlanta, Georgia.

Official installation of Nu Mu Lambda was performed by Brother Lorenzo R. Manns, State Director. Brother Curtis Richardson served as Chairman of the Installation Committee along with Brothers Henry R. Phillips, David Wells, David Manuel, Ulysses C. Burnette, Coleman R. Seward, M. C. Norman and Willie Lester. The chapter's strong commitment to broad social-action involvement is already being exemplified by active participation in various programs of the county. Brothers of Nu Mu Lambda joined the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, the Delta's and several unaffiliated individuals in a voter registration drive that has registered well over 3,000 new voters in DeKalb County. This drive will continue through October. Nu Mu Lambda has a strong commitment to "Manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind." Since the chapter was organized, three Brothers have become active members of Nu Mu Lambda, Brothers Leon Thompson, Paskel Simmons and Wilburn Eason.

u of north alabama The Kappa Gamma Chapter at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama extend warm greetings to fellow Brothers. For a brief update on things the Kappa Gamma Chapter had seven men to see the Light of Alpha in the Fall of 1 9 7 9 . They were Larry Davis, Toney

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Barnes, Darryl Wilson, Charles Ingram, Roy Davis, Willie Hawkins and Charles Bankhead. These new Brothers have inspired the chapter and held the name of Alpha high. To start the 1980 year off right the Brothers of Kappa Gamma held a Big Brother Project for the elementary kids at Kilby school. We also sponsored an Easter egg hunt for the kids which was a success with the kids and the community. Kappa Gamma Chapter went on to paint an elderly man's house and help the seniors of a local high school in a fund-raising project. The Brothers of Kappa Gamma were very successful with their 3rd annual Alpha Week {human relations) program. The week consisted of an array of events such as: Black and Gold Day, a film depicting Black leaders, Talent Show, and, of course, the Greek ShowDisco which was a smash. Officers and members of Kappa Gamma Chapter are as follows: Lawrence Davis, President; Charles Ingram, Vice-President; Kenneth Swanigan, Recording Secretary; Larry Davis, Corresponding Secretary; Toney Barnes, Treasurer; Roy Davis, Reporter; Larry Hooks, Dean of Pledges; Darryl Wilson, Sergeant-atArms; and Willie Hawkins, Chaplain. The members include: Gary Beasiey, Charles Bankhead, and Obie Warren. The chapter would also like to express its warmest congratulations to Brother Lawrence Davis for joining other greats who are among the Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities. The chapter also has several Brothers who are currently working independently as Big Brothers to a kid with family or other disorderly problems. The Brothers are as follows: Lawrence Davis, Roy Davis, Larry Davis and Larry Hooks. The Chapter supports these Brothers with their good work. Now that the Spring is history and the Fall ahead the Brothers are anxious for progress. We plan to implement new ideas into our Smokers and continue to let the community and campus life know what Alpha is all about. Yes, we are twelve (12) strong to uphold the tradition and prosperous growth made by our founding Jewels.

florida The Brothers of Iota Beta Lambda of Brevard County, Florida have been busy during the year 1980. This year we installed a new undergraduate chapter and three new members to our chapter. Our second annual Martin Luther King Banquet was a big success and we nominated new officers 52

The Brothers ofXi Kappa Chapter. Left to right, Brothers Stephen Davidson, Wendel R son, Mark Holloway, David Bogle, Derek John, Lester Harris and Percy Owens (not p into our chapter. Brother Dr. Vanden White, State Director of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., was on hand to assist lota Beta Lambda in the installation of Xi Kappa, on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology, located in Melbourne, Florida. Xi Kappa is the first Black Greek organization to be formed on this predominately white campus, keeping with the tradtion of Alpha! The pioneers of Xi Kappa and their officers are: David Bogle, President; Lester Harris, Vice-President; Wended Raulerson, Secretary and Director of Education; Steven Davison, Treasurer; Mark Holloway, Chaplain; Derek John, Dean of Pledges; and Percy Owens, Historian. On the same evening lota Beta Lambda initiated three new members to its chapter. They are: Tarance Gaines, Willie Green and Perry Williams. The initiation ceremony was followed by a banquet at Ramon's of Cocoa Beach. Dr. White was the guest speaker at the banquet, which was also attended by the wives of the Brothers. On April 5, 1980, lota Beta Lambda held its second annual Martin Luther King Banquet. This year's banquet speaker was Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. She spoke to an enthusiastic audience of 300 at the Holiday Inn, located in Merritt Island. Congresswoman Chisholm gave a very thoughtprovoking speech on the plight of Blacks in America, past achievements and future obstacles. After the banquet, Congresswoman Chisholm met with the Brothers and their families and

friends in the hospitality room. This year's banquet chairman was Brother J. Albert Diggs. On May 17, 1980, we held our annual election of officers for the 1980-81 year. This year's officers are: Lonnie Blocker, President; William Gary, Vice-President; Jiley Mitchner, Secretary; Perry Williams, Treasurer; Willie Green, Dean of Pledges; Tarance Gaines, Editor-to-the-Sphinx; Harvey Riley, Chaplain;' J. Albert Diggs, Director of Education; and George Williams, Historian.

alabama a & m To all our Brothers in Alpha, the Brothers of Delta Gamma Chapter at Alabama A&M University extend hearty fraternal greetings. Since the Sphinx last heard from Delta Gamma, we have been very busy "holding the name of Alpha high." During the past year, the chapter has been striving to maintain the reputation for academic excellence that we have made for ourselves. This, along with our commitment to serve and better our community, has made us fairly well-known on the campus and in the community. The activities within the past year included our support in building and maintaining of the Alpha complex in Huntsville, Alabama. In December we presented our Founder's Day Program followed by our smoker. The closing of the 1980 pledge season, saw the initiation of 24 neophyte Brothers. At the "going over" Greek Show, they were introThe Sphinx / Fall 1980

duced as "24 Carat Gold," as they proceeded to put on a solid gold performance. In the spring, the Brothers sponsored an Easter egg hunt for underprivileged children. We also aided in the relocation of certain companies and their equipment and supplies, when their plants were burned out in the fire in the Huntsville Industrial Park. Later, the Brothers, in conjunction with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, sponsored a Black history week program. At the close of the year the Brothers sponsored a party for all the graduating seniors. Among the seniors that graduated were neophyte Brothers Gregory Fernander, Eddie Fincher, Albert Lee, Allan Richardson and Samuel Scruggs. Brothers returning for the coming year will be: Henry Panion, President; Travis Brooks, Vice-President; Rodney Jamar, Secretary; Clyde Hall, Treasurer; Rodney Allen, Parliamentarian; Randy Colvin, Sergeant-At-Arms; Winston Rollins and Charles Forrest, Deans of Pledges; Derringer Byrd, Lawrence Byrd, Ronald Davis, Ozzie Jiles, Joseph haynes, John Hines, Leon Holmes, Andre Hunter, Micheal Jones, Stanley Stephens, David Swoope, Ferrance Webb, Randolph Young, and Robert May, Editor-to-theSphinx.

SOUTHWEST orkansQS state u The school year of 1979-80 was an especially productive one for the Theta Upsilon chapter, located at Arkansas State University, in Jonesboro.

Under the indomitable leadership of our president, Brother Freeman Montaque — recipient of the 1980 Stenson E. Broaddus Award as Outstanding College Brother of the Year at the 74th anniversary convention in Chicago — the "Mighty T.U." was at the forefront of every campus and community concern encompassed in the broad scope of Alpha's commitment to service. Brother Montaque has graduated to join the Brothers of Chi chapter at Meharry Medical College, but the projects initiated during his two-year administration remain — the challenge and the trademark of Theta Upsilon. To begin the year, T.U. hosted the inaugural state planning and leadership conference. The purpose of the meeting was to unify chapters on such procedures as ritual and pledging, attendance at regional and national conventions and preparation for the state convention. At the state convention, Brother Montaque took the first step toward his national honor by being selected the Outstanding College Brother in Arkansas. An alumnus of T.U., Robert Jones, was chosen by the state's alumni as their Director and Outstanding Brother. Six T.U. Brothers made the journey to Galveston, Texas for the Southwestern Regional convention, where Brother Montaque was chosen the region's outstanding undergraduate. At home, Theta Upsilon annually sponsors its charity walkathon, the proceeds of which are donated to charity — last year to the fraternity's Million Dollar Fund Drive. The chapter's pledge to the drive is paid in full, but we plan to keep contributing until the

goal is realized. The next step was our canned foods drive, and the Brothers dutifully canvassed the campus for food to be donated to a local church for distribution during the holiday season. Just a few days afterward, Theta Upsilon sponsored its annual Alpha Invitational Basketball Tournament (AIT). The top Black and white organizations on campus participated, then members of the fraternity defeated the tournament all-star team 54-52 in a thriller. All proceeds were donated to charity. Following a short breather for the internal celebration of Founder's Day, T.U. was at it again, this time sponsoring an observance of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday entitled, "Keep the Dream Alive." The program was hosted by a panel of speakers who reiterated Brother King's philosophy of dedication and sacrifice in the struggle for human dignity. Then, just for fun — and for more proceeds for charity — the chapter sponsored its annual "Mr. Ebony" contest, which seeks to recognize the achievements of outstanding Black men. Meanwhile, we initiated three outstanding Black men into the fraternity. Isiah Farr, Archie Goodwin and Jerry Dorsey composed "The Didactic Trio." We ended the year on a great note when rankings released by the University administration revealed that T.U. had earned the top grade point average among all fraternities on campus — beating out Tau Kappa Epsilon by a significant .37 percentage points. With God's help, and in the spirit of Alpha, we're looking forward to similar success this year!

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"The Didactic Trio" of Theta Upsilon Chapter, Arkansas State University. Performing the spring of '80 are Archie Goodwin, Isiah Farr and Jerry Dorsey (standing). The Sphinx / Fall 1980


The Brothers of Zeta Chi Chapter from the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas would like to extend a very warm greeting to all men of Alpha. We hope that all of your projects were successful. The school year 1979-80 was a good one; we engaged in a number of projects and also made some new friends. The Brothers of "Devastating" Zeta Chi brought life to U.T.A. with the Black Student Reception, Greek Weekend, Founder's Week, and Campus Parties. We also served the community with a Halloween Kiddy Party at the Arlington Boys Club. We spent a day with some children from the Lena Pope Home, a local orphanage. One of our largest programs was Miss Black 53

U.T.A. The winner was Miss Carleen Mayo; she received a $150 scholarship for her efforts. During the year, four men crossed the sands into Alphadom; those Brothers were Darryl W. Brewer, Lorenso B. Evans, Larry Kemp and Glenn McDuffie. While sphinxmen these Brothers gave service by lending a hand at the Boys Club and held a rap session with high school students about college. Brothers Lorenso and Glenn attend Texas Christian University where Eta Psi Chapter is inactive. It is our desire to initiate Brothers to reactivate Eta Psi T.C.U. Zeta Chi applauds our Brothers who are moving to higher heights such as Jimmy Bailey, upon graduation will begin working for the Dallas Police Department. Roy Dewalt, All-American Quarterback is the sixth round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns football team. Thomas Hopson is now a sales representative for Proctor and Gamble. Upon graduation William Hulley will be moving to better things. On July 1 1 , 1 2, & 18, Zeta Chi held its local convention in the Hertford Student Center. During the convention we plan the events for the upcoming school year, which will include Founder's Week, Miss Black U.T.A., Black play, family and fun outings, the Alpha Classic, Reby Cary scholarship fund, Greek show, Alpha Cabaret and other projects. The officers for 1980-81 are as follows: B. Leon Horton, President; Jimmy Bailey, Vice-President; Larry Baty, Treasurer; James Hawthorne, Recording Secretary; Darryl Brewer, Corresponding Secretary; Rodney Lewis, Dean of Pledges; Lorenzo Evans, Asst. Dean of Pledges; Glenn McDuffie, Chaplain; and Larry Kemp, Chapter Historian. We, the Brothers if Zeta Chi, wish everyone a great year in Alpha, and welcome all Brothers to the "Frat House" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 503 Oak, Arlington, Texas.

u of central arkansas The Spring of 1980 represented very joyous times for the Theta Psi chapter in that it carried over its largest line since its arrival at the University of Central Arkansas in December, 1973. Ten distinguished young men aspiring to become the most they can in life proudly crossed the "burning sands" into the fraternal bond of Alpha Phi Alpha. The new Brothers of the Theta Psi chapter are Herman Allen, Darryl Arbor, George Bryant, Michael Cala54

Showing that they're "numero uno" are the Brothers of Theta Psi Chapter. Kneeling (L-R) are Dante James, Michael Calmese, Ricky Fuquay, Jerry Malone and Herman Allen. Standing are Johnny Simpson, Alfred Jarrett, Darryl Arbor, George Bryant and Carl Frazier.

mese, Carl Frazier, Rickey Fuquay, Dante James, Alfred Jarrett, Jerry Malone and Johnny Simpson. As these new Brothers go out and begin their work we know that they will be striving to keep Alpha Phi Alpha the greatest fraternity ever and work diligently to help it grow and prosper even more. Other Brothers of the Theta Psi chapter includes: Brothers Greg Adams, Michael Coleman, Charles Ford, John Graham, Terry Hall, Paul Kimbrough, Larry Lanes, Willie Morris, Dennis Rice and Charles Thomas. Though we are aware that there will be times in our new Brothers' lives when they will feel that is lost, we know that they will work in the "spirit of Alpha" to overcome these moments of hardship. In bidding these new Brothers in a warm and hearty welcome into Alpha Phi Alpha, we wish them and all men of Alpha continued success in all of their endeavors as they continue to march "onward and upward toward the light."

u of houston The Brothers of Eta Mu Chapter, Houston, Texas extend warm fraternal greeting to all of our Brothers in Alpha. Eta Mu Chapter was founded on April 17, 1971 by these seven young men: Brothers Terry Hughes, Darron Ingram, Roy Johnson, Earl Newsome, Record Sampson, James Self and

Lemuel Smith. These Brothers have made numerous contributions to the fraternity and community. Since the birth of our chapter, fourty-five men have been initiated into Eta Mu Chapter. The last line, "Seven Entities of Esquire" was initiated into HM during the spring of 1980. Eta Mu has always insisted that our members be outstanding and not mediocre. We are proud to announce the initiation of these seven gallant young men: Brothers Micheal Fain, Steve Greg, Dexter Jones, Ron Russell, Paul Stivers, Merrill Wade and Cecil Ward. The chapter began the spring semester by celebrating Black History Month. Brother Greg Nixon spearheaded a "March for Unity." This solemn occasion was followed by a Black Student Rally. This march was given to promote unity between Black students at the University of Houston and Texas Southern University campuses. During the course of the spring semester, the Brothers sponsored a dance to raise money for the Million Dollar Fund Drive. We also sponsored a Blood Drive for the Blood Center of Houston on our campus. Both of these events were successful. To close out the spring semester, we held our chapter's Ninth Anniversary Banquet. The following awards were presented: Outstanding Brother The Sphinx / Fall 1980

Award, Brother Stephan Sauls; Outstanding Service Award, Brother Jim Gravey; Miss A Phi A, Ms. Darlene Fifer; Miss Eta Mu, Ms. Janet Bachelor. The Brothers in Houston began the summer with the Alpha Merit Group Awards Banquet. Eta Mu, Delta Theta, and Alpha Eta Lambda were honored to host this very special event. The Honorable Brother Dr. James R. Williams was our keynote speaker. We truly appreciated his message and his perpetual support of our area. Several members of the Alpha Merit Group won scholarships, and Brother Micheal Fain of HM was presented the Brother of the Year Award. In addition, distinguished Alumni Brothers and citizens of Houston were recognized for their outstanding achievements in our community. We ended the summer by supporting a needy organization in our community. The Shape Center of Houston is an organization whose purpose is to guide young Blacks in the right direction. The Shape Center needed funds to pay their mortgage so the Brothers of HM helped them by collecting donations on street corners in the community. Our mission was a successful one because enough money was collected to pay the mortgage. In closing, we would like to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood to all Brothers. In addition, the Brothers of Eta Mu Chapter will continue to uphold the traditions of our dear fraternity: "High Academic Standards, Brotherly love, Personal progress, and Love for all Mankind."

WEST California Zeta Beta Lambda, with the leadership of Chapter President Herman Sanders, is emphasizing the values and significance of the spirit of fraternity. Pursuant to this effort, he is*conducting special sessions on ritual and organizational procedures. Additional good news is the fact that Brother Dr. Louis Johnson, Dean of Student Services at American River College and Chairman of ZBL's Education and Scholarship Committee, recently reported his success in securing funds from the California State Department of Education-Career Development Services for a project entitled "Mathematics Oriented Careers." This project is being conducted at the Junior High School level with Brother James Patterson, Coordinator. The Sphinx / Fall 1980

The Chapter's most outstanding event since our last report was the Annual Founders' Day Scholarship Brunch on March 9, 1980. Brother Henry Ponder, Ph.D., President of Benedict College, Columbia, S.C. was keynote speaker. His subject, "The Changing Economy and Its Impact on Education," as presented was informative, educational and challenging. We were also honored by the presence of our Regional Vice President, Brother Clinton Minnis, who brought cheerful greetings. Brother Louis Johnson's Scholarship Committee presented five young men selected from a group of 18 competitors as winners of our 1980 scholarship awards. Their GPA's ranged from 3.58 to 3.94 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the highest as a group in recent history. Brother Wilbur Beckwith, who received the Alpha Man of the Year award, served as Chairman of the Brunch Committee. ZBL delegates to the Western Regional Convention, Alberquerque, New Mexico were: Chapter President Herman Sanders, Brothers Irvin Gipson and Past President Clifton West. On April 26, 1980, five anxious and enthusiastic sphinxmen were presented to the Chapter by Dean of Pledges Wilber Beckwith and Jaques Barber, Assistant Dean. The sphinxmen who so gallantly crossed the burning sands and entered the House of Alpha, guided by the voice of Brother Curtis Woodard were King J. Brooks, Eddie Lang, Kwesi Ngissah, Bertram Rice and James Shelby.

California This has been a busy year for Zeta Sigma Lambda, with active community participation and internal functions which have kept us on our toes. Our families and friends enjoyed Chapter hospitality during our annual picnic at Crown Point on Mission Bay here in San Diego. Family, friends and Brothers from Maryland and Virginia enjoyed the hospitality of the Brothers from early morning till late evening. It was a memorable event. Our local scholarship fund has been well supported by the members and our generosity has been extended to undergraduate Brothers and several students in the community. We continue to support the Elementary Institute of Science which sends sponsors an annual affair for young people. We have given support to the Lincoln High School Booster Club, the NAACP and the Urban League. Our Founder's Day celebration included attendance at a local church

with ritual ceremonies at the Admiral Kidd Club. Brothers, wives, and sweethearts were pleasantly surprised by a musical group led by Brother Dr. Leon Kelly. The Christmas Formal Dinner Dance at the U.S. Grant Hotel was the most outstanding social event of the fraternal season in San Diego. Guests and other persons in attendance commented that the dance was tops. Our dance committee went all out to see to it that the dance was a success. Brother Rufus DeWitt, along with his charming wife, attended the mid-winter Alpha meeting in Jamaica. His report to the Brothers was very refreshing. The Atlantis Restaurant on Mission Bay was the scene of the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter Sweetheart's Party. More than fifty Brothers and their wives enjoyed the refreshing breezes of the Bay, dined in style and "tripped the light fantastic" to the delight of all in attendance. The weather was ideal for the occasion. The fund-raising committee came up with a money maker. The Brothers collected all their surplus clothing and whatever and had two days of down to earth money making at a local swap meet in April. We had three stalls and could have had more. It really was a learning experience, and the profit went to our scholarship fund as had been predetermined. Brother Bob Matthews was named to the Board of United Way, Brother Joe Littlejohn was elected to the San Diego City Board of Education, and our officers for the year have been elected and are now serving with a great deal of enthusiasm. Good news has come to us that our founding president, Brother John Slaughter has been named to head the National Science Foundation. We wish him and his family continued success and happiness. Our Treasurer and Financial Secretary, Brother Sam Thomas, Jr. earned his Master's degree at San Diego State University in May, and we are proud of him. Brothers Jim McCann, Bob Matthews and Curtis King and Rufus DeWitt were delegates to the National Convention in August. Glowing reports were made to the Brothers at the last meeting. Plans are being made already for the Regional to be held here in 1 981. The Reclamation Committee has been busy contacting those Brothers who ought to be active but have fallen by the wayside. We are initiating a personal contact of one on one with the hope that the effort will not fail. If you're in the San Diego area or know of an Alpha Man in the area, give us a 55

buzz or drop us a line to let us know about it. We might be sitting at the doorway to the Pacific Ocean, but, we're alive and well. We would like to extend a welcome.

Colorado We, the Brothers of the Mu Upsilon Lambda, are proud to proclaim a new year in Alphadom. Our last year witnessed the admission of three new members, neophyte Brothers J. H. Gregory, W. A. Roberts and L. E. Wells. These Brothers crossed the burning sands into Alphadom on May 3, 1980. The year also saw active participation by the chapter in local projects in the Boulder-Denver area including much needed repair clean-up work for a local church, collection of wearing apparel for contribution to local charities, participation in voter and precinct caucus election work and the ever continuing task of providing counsel and guidance to our local youth. Our only concern in the performance of these tasks is the adherence to and glorification of our proud motto â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to be "First of all, Servants of all, We shall transcend all."

hawaii Aloha again from the 50th state! Two more honors have come to Mu Beta Lambda since we last reported in The Sphinx. First, this past summer we were pleased to host Hawaii visitors General President James R. Williams, Mrs. Williams, and Judge Russell DeBow. A dinner in their honor was held at the Tripler Officers Club. This club is popular because it offers one of

the most beautiful panoramic views of Honolulu to be seen in the islands. The occasion marked the first time a national or regional officer had visited our chapter since its inception in 1975. A fine time was had by all. Secondly, Mu Beta Lambda was honored at the 74th Anniversary Convention as a "pacesetter" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the leading chapter in Alpha's Million Dollar Fund Drive. Incidentally, we urge everyone to complete their pledges

General President James R. Williams and Mrs. Williams (center) and Judge Russell D (right) are flanked by Brothers and wives of Mu Beta Lambda. just as soon as possible! This year the chapter has established two new $1,000 scholarships in honor of two former members who have joined Omega Chapter. The Felix H. Salvador and The John Bouey memorial scholarship awards will be presented to deserving local area students during 1981.

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Mu Beta Lambda Chapter President Dan C. Matthews addresses the 74th Anniversary Convention at the Million Dollar Fund Drive Awards Reception. The Sphinx / Fall 1980

mond. The class will be held for two hours once weekly and will acquaint students with the business world. The top 10 percent of students in the program will be offered summer jobs with Home Savings, with opportunities for permanent employment. A $ 4 , 0 0 0 scholarship will be awarded to one student from each participating school each year. The class work will include study of the savings and loan industry as well as instruction applicable to careers in all areas of the business world. To be eligible students must be seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better, a good attendance record, and display motivation to further their education. Kappa Omicron Lambda chapter also continues to be involved in sponsoring students in the University of California's professional development program, a two-year course of weekend and sumJudge Russell DeBow, Mrs. Catherine Williams, and General President James R. Williams mer education for high school students. beam with their orchid leis presented by Mu Beta Lambda chapter. The program explains career options and provides training for women and Please mark two dates on your minorities to help them enter fields not calendar. Hawaii State Director Ed Kappa Omicron Lambda Chapter, normally attained or pursued by them. Singer, who is also President of the based in Northern California, is preparHonolulu Chapter of the NAACP, has Two Vallejo students — Arnie Patrick ing to initiate a second major enrichment arranged for National Director Dr. Benand Wendy Tanner from Hogan High jamin Hooks to visit Hawaii November program for local students. School — are now in their second sum10-12, 1 9 8 0 . The visit will be highThe group's newest project is called mer of the program and have been joined lighted by a Freedom Fund Banquet on the "Career Awareness Program," and by five other Solano residents: Vallejo November 10, 1 9 8 0 . And, on April is being presented by the Home Savstudents Michael Almazon, Morgan 25, 1981 Mu Beta Lambda will host its ings and Loan Association. Edwards and Karen Troutman along 5th Annual Benefit Dinner Dance. Both During the Fall of 1 9 8 0 , 15 students with William Rock and Susann affairs will be held at the beautiful from Vallejo High School in Solano LaNovara of Fairfield. Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Plan now for a County and 15 from Richmond in ConKappa Omicron Lambda Chapter Hawaiian vacation. For more informatra Costa County will be enrolled in President is Dr. Arthur Murray, Colonel tion, write to Box 2 6 7 , Pearl City, work sessions conducted at the Home USAF and Education Chairman is Hawaii 9 6 7 8 2 . Savings Office at Hilltop Mall in RichJesse Bethel.


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Brother GEORGE DELOACHE, Sr., an active member of Alpha Rho Lambda Chapter, Columbus, Ohio, entered Omega Chapter June 10, 1 9 8 0 in Columbus, Ohio. Brother DeLoache was born in Lancaster, Ohio December 2 3 , 1 9 0 5 , where he received his elementary education. He received his Baccalaureate degree and his graduate degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He served for over thirty years in the Columbus Public School System and was an active member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church where he served as a vestryman for many terms. Brother DeLoache received numerous honors from community and professional organizations. He served as board member of the Godman Guild Settlement House; Family Counseling and Crittenton Services; Franklin County Retired Teachers; Phyllis Wheatley Home, and many other organizations. Brother DeLoache is survived by his wife Eleanor; a son, George Jr.; a daughter, Yvonne; two brothers, Charles and James; and many collateral relatives and friends. Alpha's Omega Services were conducted by members of the chapter, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. Phillips Episcopal Church. Brother WALTER T. DIXON, Sr., age 8 6 , educator, churchman, businessman â&#x20AC;&#x201D; known for his community service â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who served in the Baltimore (Md.) City Council for many years, entered Omega Chapter August 8, 1 9 8 0 in Provident Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, following a lengthy illness and was buried from St. James' Episcopal Church, Mass of the Resurrection, celebrated by Father Donald O. Wilson August 1 1 , 1 9 8 0 . Brother Dixon was born August 13, 1 8 9 3 in Columbia, South Carolina, the son of William and Mary Dixon. His early life was spent in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Brother Dixon's education began at Benedict College, Columbia, Souther Carolina; later he attended Howard University and the American School of Law, Washington, D C . He earned a Bachelor of Science degree, and a Master's degree at Columbia University, New York City, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He did post-graduate work at Harvard, Rutgers and Yale Universities. During his early life, he was professor of chemistry at Howard University, subsequently employed in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. schools. He served as professor at North Carolina College, and St. Augustine College. Brother Dixon came to Baltimore in 1 9 3 4 and became active at St. James Church as a member for 36 years, serving as vestryman, and a charter member of the Board of Trustees of St. James' Terrace Apartments for the Aged. He served as President of Delta Lambda chapter for many years; member of Frontiers Internatioinal Past Exalted Ruler, Columbia Lodge # 8 5 of I.B.P. of E. Omega Chapter rites were celebrated prior to the funeral rites, conducted by members of Delta Lambda chapter; words of tribute expressed thereat by Brother Clifton R. Jones.

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Brother Walter T. Dixon, Sr.

Brother RICHARD M. FOWLER, an active member of Alpha Theta Lambda chapter, entered Omega chapter June 1 1 , 1 9 8 0 following a lengthy illness. Brother Fowler was born in Atlantic City and was principal Probation Officer of Atlantic County. His elementary education was received in the public schools of Atlantic City; his Baccalaureate degree was received at Lincoln University (Pennsylvania). He was a graduate of the Eckels School of Mortuary Science, and a licensed funeral director in New York and New Jersey. He was a faithful member of St. Augustine Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, Juanita; a son, Dr. Richard M. Fowler; a sister, Louise; a grandchild and many friends. Brother WESLEY McKINLEY HALL, an active member of Zeta Rho Lambda chapter, age 5 1 , entered Omega Chapter July 1 1 , 1 9 8 0 while visiting in Danville, Virginia. Brother Hall received his Baccalaureate degree from St. Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Virginia and later received his Master's degree from New York University. At the time of his passing he was employed as a Professor of Education at Delaware State College, Dover, Delaware and was enrolled in the Doctoral degree at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brother Hall held membership in many civic, community and national organizations. He was an active member of Union Baptist Church in Dover and served on the Board of Trustees; held membership in Masonic organizations; Past President of St. Paul's College National Alumni Association; member of the Education Committee Central Branch NAACP; chairman of Education Committee PUSH; and Kent County Black Coalition. Brother Hall's professional development was in the areas of Housing, Transportation, Public Service, Public Relations, business, politics, fund raising and administration. He worked with the poor and the affluent, mainly with elementary school children, college youth and adults. His greatest strength was in the sharing of his varied experiences with teachers, pupils and the public on varied levels of education. Brother Hall is survived by his wife, Sylvia; a son, Wesley, Jr.; a daughter, Sylvia; and a host of friends. Funeral rites were held in Danville, and burial in Floral Hill Memory Gardens in Danville. Brother KEITH LESTER HAYNES, age 2 5 , entered Omega Chapter June 2 0 , 1 9 8 0 following a brief illness. Brother Haynes was born April 2 6 , 1 9 5 5 in San Antonio, Texas, later moving to Norwalk, Conn, where he spent most of his adult life. Following his elementary education, Brother Haynes matriculated at Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, Conn., where he was awarded a Baccalaureate degree. He was an active member of Mu Psi Chapter; an active member of the Greater Norwalk Black Democratic Club and Coalition, and the NAACP. Brother Haynes is survived by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, grandparents, three aunts, and six uncles. Funeral rites were conducted at Grace Baptist Church in Norwalk, arrangements under the direction of the Nick J. Downer Funeral Home. Brother JOHN O. (Buster) HOPKINS, a member of Gamma Theta Lambda Chapter, Wilmington, Delaware entered Omega Chapter May 2 3 , 1 9 8 0 following a brief illness. Brother Hopkins, the son of John O. Hopkins, Sr., a businessman and an ardent Republican who served as Delaware's delegate to five National G O P . conventions, never sought elected office preferring instead to work within the party organization. The former Mayor of Wilmington paid tribute to Brother Hopkins when he said that from World War II Brother Hopkins had more effect on minority causes in the State of Delaware than any other single black, and accomplished more through persuasion and personal political strength what others could not accomplish in the streets. The Sphinx / Fall 1980

Brother Hopkins was reared in Wilmington, graduated from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania and Howard University Law School. He managed the Tuskegee Civilian Air Patrol from 1 9 3 9 - 1 9 4 1 and taught aeronautics in a Washington, D.C. high school. Brother Hopkins was a member of many local and national organizations, mainly chairman of the local chapter of the United Negro College Fund and a board member of the NAACP, he had served on the Boards of the Wilmington Housing Authority, the YMCA and the Council on Criminal Justice. He is survived by his wife, Louise; a son, John III; and a daughter, Lynn; also two grandchildren. Final rites were conducted at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Wilmington. Brother LEONARD R. JEWELL entered Omega Chapter September 9, 1 9 8 0 in Chicago, age 8 5 , following an extended illness. Brother Jewell was an outstanding pharmacist in Chicago for many years, having served as President and Trustee of the Chicago Retail Druggist Association. He served as treasurer of the Chicago Urban League, and held membership in many local and civic organizations. He was an ardent member of Xi Lambda Chapter in Chicago. Final rites were held for the repose of his soul at the Miller and Major funeral establishment on September 12, 1 9 8 0 , which service was preceded by Alpha Phi Alpha's Omega services. Brother Jewell is survived by his wife, Ruth; a son, Leonard, Jr.; and a sister, Ruth Harper. Brother JAMES CLAUDE KINGSLOW entered Omega Chapter June 23, 1 9 8 0 in Hackensack, New Jersey following a long illness. Brother Kingslow was born August 2 9 , 8 0 at Plainfield, New Jersey where he received his elementary education. He later matriculated at Ohio State University where he graduated from the School of Pharmacy. Brother Kingslow was one of the Charter Members of Kappa Chapter, and enjoyed a long record of chapter activities, having transferred his dedication to Alpha Zeta Lambda Chapter, Bluefield, West Virginia, where he also became a Charter Member. Brother Kingslow was the owner of Kingslow Drug Store in Bluefield, and through this operation, he became a pillar of the community. Aside from being a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Brother Kingslow held life membership status in the NAACP, and other local and national organizations. Brother ALFRED TENNYSON KYNARD, age 6 1 , entered Omega Chapter, March 2 2 , 1 9 8 0 in Prairie View, Texas following a brief illness. Brother Kynard was born in Marion, Alabama February 6, 1 9 1 9 , receiving his elementary and secondary education at Marion, Alabama; Hampton Institute for his Baccalaureate degree; and a Doctoral degree in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. Brother Kynard was an active member of Epsilon Tau Lambda Chapter, Prairie View, for many years, and held membership in many professional and technical organizations throughout the area. At Prairie View A&M University he held forth as teacher in the school of education and Associate Professor and Vocational Industrial Education Departments at the time of his demise. Brother Kynard held membership in an impressive list of professional organizations, including Phi Delta Kappa, lota Lambda Sigma and Epsilon Pi Tau. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; a sister, Nancy; a host of nieces and nephews; many other collateral relatives; and a host of friends. Final rites were conducted at the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Houston, Texas by the Reverend William A. Lawson, Pastor, March 2 4 , 1 9 8 0 . Brother LEO B. MARSH, a retired National YMCA executive and pioneer in the struggle for human rights, died December 9, 1 9 7 9 , at the age of 76. Brother Marsh was affiliated with Alpha Alpha Lambda when he moved to Montclair, N.J. in 1 9 4 5 . Revered as one of Montclair's most honored citizens, Dr. Marsh in 1947 was named to the Montclair Planning Board and later served in several posts on the Montclair Redevelopment Agency. Brother Marsh was a ruling elder of the Central Presbyterian Church and past moderator of the Newark Presbytery and a member of the Organizing Commission of the Northeast Synod of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. He was a member of the Montclair Human Relations Council, the Board of Managers of the American Bible Society and the New Jersey State Prison Board of Managers Born in Camden, Alabama, graduated from Knoxville College in 1 9 2 5 ; did his graduate work at George Williams College. He was The Sphinx / Fall 1980

awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Lincoln University, Pa., and Knoxville College, Tenn. Dr. Marsh is survived his wife, Bessie; and two daughters, Frances Ellis of Baton Rouge, La. and Galela Marsh of Pittsburgh, Pa. Brother DOUGLAS L. PARRIS, age 5 1 , entered Omega Chapter August 13, 1 9 8 0 in Chicago, Illinois, following a tragic automobile accident involving his son Stephen Douglas Parris, age 1 1 , also deceased, as a result of the tragedy. Brother Parris was born July 4, 1 9 2 9 , in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. After attending local schools in Mississippi, he spent several years in the armed services of the United States. He attended Tougaloo College and upon graduation he taught school in Soso, Mississippi. He later attended Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, receiving his medical degree in 1 9 5 7 . After practicing for several years in Hattiesburg he moved to Chicago, doing a residency in internal medicine at Provident Hospital and Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in Maywood, Illinois. He was married to Julia Whitfield, from which union two children were born: Sandra, and his beloved son, Stephen, who lies at rest with him. Brother Parris was in private practice in Chicago, as well as a physician for the Chicago Board of Health. Brother Parris was an active participant in many local and national organizations and a devoted member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Omega Chapter services were conducted by officers and members of Xi Lambda Chapter during the funeral services on August 16, 1 9 8 0 , these last rites conducted by the Reverend James H. Hargett, pastor of Park Manor Congregational Church in Chicago, interment at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Brother Parris is survived by his wife, Julia; a daughter, Sandra; and many friends and relatives. Brother ARCHIE GIBBS RICHARDSON, age 7 6 , entered Omega Chapter October 18, 1 9 7 9 at the Libbie Convalescent Center, Richmond, Virginia following an extended illness. Brother Richardson was born in Lexington, Virginia April 4 , 1 9 0 4 . He attended elementary school in Lexington, Virginia, later received his Baccalaureate degree at Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia and his Master's degree in Education from Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. His Doctorate degree was conferred upon him at Columbia University, New York, in 1 9 4 6 . Brother Richardson for eight years was principal in the Mackleburg County Training School, South Hill, Virginia; he was director of Academics at St. Paul College, Lawrenceville, Virginia. He was a member of many fraternal and civic organizations, including membership in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and Phi Delta Kappa. He is survived by his devoted wife, Linnie; his son, Archie, Jr.; and many collateral relatives and many friends. A memorial service was conducted at the Georgia Price Memorial Chapel, Richmond, Virginia October 18, 1 9 7 9 with the Reverend Wallace J. Cook celebrating the same. Brother STEPHEN D. SHERMAN entered Omega Chapter April 2 5 , 1 9 8 0 in Cincinnati, Ohio following a brief illness. Brother Sherman received his Baccalaureate degree in Science at Ohio University, and his Juris Doctorate degree at Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He was employed by the City of Cincinnati for 13 years, and rose to the post of Assistant City Solicitor. Omega services were held April 3 0 , 1 9 8 0 under the direction of Delta Gamma Lambda chapter of the Fraternity at the Renfro Funeral Parlors

Brother Wesley McKinley Hall

Brother William Taft Woodland


Brother OTHALIA TOMMY THOMPKINS, age 5 8 , entered Omega Chapter March 2 7 , 1 9 8 0 in his home following a massive heart attack. Brother Thompkins was born February 9, 1 9 2 2 in Gladewater, Texas, the son of Samuel and Ora Lee Thompkins. The family moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1 9 4 2 where Brother Thompkins was raised. In 1951 Brother Thompkins moved to Sacramento, California where he resided until his passing. Under the leadership of Brother Clifford Basfield of Stockton, California the Brothers of Zeta Beta Lambda conducted the Alpha's Omega service at the First Lutheran Church in Sacramento. Brother Thompkins was staff psychologist for a period of 26 years for the California Youth Authority; he was also a member of the First English Lutheran Church; active member of the NAACP; Director of the Association of Black Correctional Workers; member of South Masonic Lodge #324 Free and Accepted Masons; and many other local and national organizations. Brother Thompkins is survived by his daughter, Andrea; his mother, Ora Lee; a brother, James; two sisters, Arnetta and Ozetta; many collateral relatives friends. Brother HENRY WADSWORTH WEBBER, of Columbia, South Carolina, entered Omega Chapter July 1 1 , 1 9 8 0 . He was an active member of Alpha Psi Lambda Chapter, born in Eastover, South Carolina, the son of Edward and Mamie Webber. Brother Webber had been confined to Veterans Hospital Medical Center in recent months. He taught in the Columbia City High School system; and more recently a Chemical Analyst with the E. I. duPont deNemours Company, the Savannah river plant in Aiken, South Carolina. At the time of his demise Brother Webber was Director of the Teacher Training Program at Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina. Brother Webber is survived by his wife, Benzana, seven brothers, three sisters, six aunts, three uncles, many nieces and nephews, and many collateral relatives and friends. Brother WILLIAM TAFT WOODLAND, age 7 1 , entered Omega Chapter August 3, 1 9 8 0 in Philadelphia, Pa. following an extended illness. Brother Woodland was bom March 4 , 1 9 0 8 in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, the son of Henry and Sarah Woodland. Following his graduation from Media High School, he entered Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) where he received his Baccalaureate degree. He served with distinction with the Armed Forces of the United States. Brother Woodland was connected with many local and national organizations, among which was Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, of which he was a life member. He served as Past Master of Rose of Sharon Lodge # 3 9 , Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania. As an active member of Lincoln University Alumni, he continued his interest in the university, while professionally he was a member of the National Education Association and the Distinguished Old Men's Club.

Brother Woodland devoted his life to the teaching profession and served as instructor in mathematics at the Pulaski Middle School, Chester, Pennsylvania until his retirement in 1 9 7 5 . Omega Chapter services were conducted as part of the Order of Service by members of Zeta Omicron Lambda chapter at the First African Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 8, 1 9 8 0 followed by funeral rites at the church with the Reverend William J. Harvey III officiating. Brother Woodland is survived by his wife Verna, a daughter, four sisters, and a host of relatives and friends.

O M E G A CHAPTER N O T I C E S In profound sorrow, Alpha Phi Alpha announces the entrance into OMEGA CHAPTER of the following Brothers since the last General Convention held in Chicago. From XI LAMBDA CHAPTER, Chicago, Illinois — Brother CHARLES A. JOHNSON. From UPSILON LAMBDA, Jacksonville, Florida — Brother ST. GEORGE RICHARDSON. From EPSILON GAMMA LAMBDA CHAPTER, Boston, Massachusetts — Brother EUGENE CLAY HOMES, formerly head of the Department of Philosophy, Howard University, Washington, D.C. From EPSILON GAMMA LAMBDA CHAPTER, Boston, Massachusetts — Brother F. IRVING GRAY, the first black graduate of Harvard University Dental School.


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Charles H. Chapman

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GENERAL OFFICERS GENERAL PRESIDENT — James R. Williams 5 8 4 Avalon, Akron, OH EXECUTIVE SECRETARY — James B. Blanton 4 4 3 2 King Drive, Chicago, IL GENERAL TREASURER — James M. Trent 3 6 0 6 Edward Street. Landover, MD GENERAL COUNSEL — Albert Holland, Jr 3 1 Hickory Hill Rd., Tappan, NY HISTORIAN — C h a r l e s H.Wesley 7 6 3 2 17th Street, N.W, Washington, DC COMPTROLLER — Charles C. Teamer 2 6 0 1 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA DIRECTOR-GENERAL CONVENTIONS — Kermit J. Hall 1 0 0 Fairview Ave, Yeadon, PA VICE PRESIDENTS EASTERN — Thomas R. Hunt MIDWESTERN — Jimmie L. Buford SOUTHERN — W . M i n g o Clark SOUTHWESTERN — Charles H. Lewis WESTERN — Clinton L. Minnis

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C. W. Post College, Brookville Hall, Room 2 3 6 , Box 144, Greenvale, NY 1 1 5 4 8 4 0 1 Murray Street, Apt. 26, Frankfort, KY 4 0 6 0 1 Box 1 9 4 7 Senior Dorm, NC AST State University, Greensboro, NC 2 7 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 Murworth Street, Apt 8 0 3 , Houston, TX 7 7 0 2 5 1 3 6 0 E. Pasadena Street, Apt. 3 0 1 , Pomona, CA 9 1 7 6 7

MIDWESTERN — Richard H. Graves SOUTHERN — Ronald L. Mangum SOUTHWESTERN — Eddie Mason, III V ^ WESTERN — Donald Simmons

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, I n c . GENERAL O F F I C E : 4432 Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653 James B. Blanton, Executive Secretary Michael J. Price, Assistant Executive Secretary, Editor in Chief, The SPHINX Darryl R. Matthews, Assistant Executive Secretary Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation, Inc.

Wayne C. Harvey, Chairman

8775 W.Kingsbury University City, MO 63124 Dr. Edward Ballard, Vice Chairman James B. Blanton, Secretary James M. Trent, Treasurer Albert Holland, Counsel William Decker Clarke James L. Hunt James T. Rushin Larry L. Earvin Theodis Johnson James R. Williams, Ex-Officio

Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. Henry Ponder, Chairman Office of the President Benedict College Columbia, SC 2 9 2 0 4 Ivan L Cotman, Vice Chairman James B. Blanton, Secretary

NATIONAL COMMITTEE/COMMISSION CHAIRMEN AWARDS ONE MILLION DOLLAR DRIVE Thomas A. Phillips Isidore J. Lamothe, Jr. 9 9 0 8 Taylor Drive 1407 University Ave. Overland Park, KS 6 6 2 1 2 Marshall. TX 7 5 6 7 0 BUDGET AND FINANCE Charles C. Teamer 2 6 0 1 Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, LA 7 0 1 2 2

PUBLIC POLICY Hobart S. Jarrett 3 1 5 West 70th St. — No. 15-J New York, NY 1 0 0 2 3

BUSINESS ENCOURAGEMENT COMMISSION Robert E. Sanders 1 0 0 Wilshire Blvd. — Suite 4 5 0 Santa Monica, CA 9 0 4 0 1

PUBLICATIONS Hanley J. Norment 1 2 5 0 0 Arbor View Terrace Silver Spring, MD 2 0 9 0 2

COLLEGE BROTHERS AFFAIRS COMMISSION Norman E. W. Towels 2 7 5 Mohawk Perris.CA 9 2 3 7 0

PUBLICITY-PUBLIC RELATIONS Ronald S. Flowers 7 2 1 7 S . Oglesby Chicago, IL 6 0 6 4 9

CONSTITUTION A. Wendell Wheadon 2 6 0 0 St. Louis Ave. E. St. Louis, IL 6 2 2 0 5

RECOMMENDATIONS Earnest Wallace 2 0 1 8 Van Cleave Dallas, TX 2 5 2 1 6

ELECTIONS John I. Hendricks Box 4 2 Alcorn State University Lorman, MS 3 9 0 9 6

RULES AND CREDENTIALS Wilson J. Davis 4 5 0 9 Williamsburg Dr. Columbia. SC 2 9 2 0 3

EQUITABLE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Charles E. Lewis 3 5 0 0 Fieldstone Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 2 7 1 0 5

James M. Trent, Treasurer Albert Holland, Counsel Jesse H. Sterling Walter A. Sullivan Paul C. Williams Ernest L. Holloway Anthony D. Mosely

GRIEVANCES AND DISCIPLINE Ottawa W. Harris 2 6 0 4 Elizabeth St. Denver, CO 8 0 2 0 5

James R. Williams, Ex-Officio

LIFE MEMBERSHIP Elmer C.Collins 2 6 1 5 1 Lake Shore Blvd. — No. 1 2 2 4 Euclid, OH 4 4 1 3 2

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PERSONNEL Randolph Baxter 9 1 9 Independence Avenue Akron, OH 4 4 3 1 0

SENIOR ALPHAS COMMISSION Laurence T. Young, Sr. 5 5 5 East 33rd PI — No. 1 2 0 8 Chicago, IL 6 0 6 1 6 STANDARDS AND EXTENSION A. Thomas Reliford 1 5 3 0 1 6th St., N.W. — No. 6 0 4 Washington, DC 2 0 0 3 6 TIME AND PLACE Frank E. Devine 6 2 0 2 Washington Ave. Philadelphia, PA 1 9 1 4 3



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. MaceoSmith* 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 Walter Washington Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS 39096 •OMEGA CHAPTER




* (Asterisk) indicates that address listed is not current In this case a directory was submitted for 1 9 7 9 - 8 0 . but not for 1 9 8 0 - 8 1

NO REPORT indicates that the chapter has failed to report an address (file a chapter directory) for two consecutive years prior to publication In such cases no directory was filed for 1 9 7 9 - 8 0 or T 9 8 0 - 8 1




ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Sigma Lambda (Hartford - #161) Sylvester Johnson (P) 31 Chestnut Hill Road






Director To Be Appointed Africa (Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Kappa Phi (U ol Liberia Cuttington w l l - #439 No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Eta Epsilon Lambda (Monrovia Liberia - #260}

No Report Europe (Area II) Theta Theta Lambda (Frankfort Germany - #285) Franklin D Todd 86 CRS - Box 4822 APO New York 0 9 0 0 9 Caribbean (Area III) Theta Epsilon Lambda (St Thomas, VI - # 2 8 2 ) No Report lota Sigma Lambda (St. Croix VI - #518) No Report Epsilon Theta Lambda (Hamilton Bermuda -

Asia (Area IV) Mu Phi Lambda (Seoul South Korea - #565) Ltc Warren B Edmonds USA YDPCK APO San Francisco CA 96301


Director Thomas 0 Harris IV 135 Canterbury Street Hartford CT 06112 Massachusetts (Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS #17)

No Report Alpha Kappa (Metropolitan - # 3 2 ) Norman Harris (P) 47 Parkvale Avenue - Apt #6 Allslon, MA 02134 Alpha Kappa (Metropolitan - # 3 2 ) Inactive ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Gamma Lambda (Boston - #214) James Howard (CS) P 0 Box 1915 Boston, MA 02105 'Theta lota Lambda (Springfield - # 2 8 6 ) lesse Parks ( P ) 184 Middlesex Street Springfield MA 01109 Connecticut (Area II) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta (ValeU


No Report Kappa Delta (U of Connecticut No Report • M u Phi (U Of Bridgeport Joel Roach (S)



244 University Ave - Box 14 Bridgeport. CT 06602 •MuPsI (SCSC - # 4 6 3 ) Henry Rhodes (S) 146 Springsrde Avenue A 1 New Haven CT 06515


ALUMNI CHAPTERS • M u Theta Lambda (Providence - # 5 5 3 ) S Daniel W. Brown (P) P 0 Boi 6062 Providence Rl 0 2 9 4 0

No Report Eta Chi Lambda (Nyack - #276) Walter C Blount, Jr (S) P 0 Box 130 Orangeburg. NY 10962 'Kappa Upsikm Lambda (Mid-Hudson V a l l e y - #542) James McLaughlin (P) 7 Cindy Lane Wappingers Falls. NY 12590 New York City (Metropolitan) (Area V)

New Hampshire (Area IV) COLLEGE CHAPTERS 'Theta Zeta (Dartmouth College - #381) Ray Blackwell (P) HB 671 Dartmouth College Hanover NH 03755



No Repor!

•Sigma (Metropolitan -

Rhode Island (Area I I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Gamma (Brown U - #25) Richard L Jones. Ill (CS) P 0 Boi 2392 - Brown University Providence. Rl 02912

(Albany - #159) Irving Smith. Jr. (S) 35 Bnarwood Road Loudonville, NY 12211 Theta Chi Lambda (Schenectady - #298) No Report lota lota Lambda (Rome - #510) No Report Hudson Valley (Area IV) ALUMNI CHAPTERS Eta Zeta Lambda (NewRochelle-#261)

COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Eta (Metropolitan - # 7 ) Ruben Wilkerson (P) 1470 Amsterdam Ave New York. NY 10023



No Report lota Epsilon Lambda (Nassau Bahamas - #506)


Simsbury. CT 06092 *Zeta Phi Lambda (Stamford - # 2 5 3 ) William D McLean (P) 19 Oakwood Drive Seymour. CT 06483 Eta Alpha Lambda (New Haven - # 2 5 6 ) No Report



Director Clifford R Clemmons 221 25 Manor Road Queens Village, NY 11427 Western New York State (Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS 'Delta Epsilon ( U o t B u f f a l o - #93) Robert E Daniel (P) 3217 Bailey Avenue Buffalo, NY 14215

'Mu Sigma (U of Rochester - #458) Tor Elliot Aschan (S) P 0 Box 5051 Rochester, NY 14627 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Rho Lambda ( B u f f a l o - #116) George Nicholas (P) 95 Andover Lane Buffalo NY 14221 'Eta Theta Lambda (Wyandoance - # 2 6 3 ) Thell Butler, Jr (S) 35 Seneca Avenue Dix Hills. NY 11746 'Eta Rho Lambda (Rochester- #271) Carl E Hilton (P) 135 Farrhill Drive Rochester. NY 14618 Central New York State (Area II) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha (Cornell U - #1) Quentm M Brathwaite (P) 409 Elmwood Avenue Ithaca NY 14850 'Delta Zeta (Syracuse U - #94) Ervin Allgood (CS) P 0 Box 6041 Teal Avenue Station Syracuse. NY 13217 ALUMNI CHAPTERS 'Iota Theta Lambda (Endicott - #509) Frank Wilson (P) P 0 Box 232 Endicott NY 13760 lota Kappa Lambda ( S y r a c u s e - #511) No Report Northeast New York State (Area III) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Kappa Zeta (Utica College - #425) Kerry t Seymore (P) South Hall Utica College Utica NY 13502

#338) (Columbia U KirkBowen(P) 534 W 114th Street New York, NY 10025 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Gamma Lambda (New Y o r k - # 1 2 5 ) Henry W Rice, II ( P ) 160 Broadway. Suite 902 New York, NY 10038 Kappa Xi Lambda (New Y o r k - #536) No Report Brooklyn and Long Island (Area VI) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Chi (City ol Brooklyn - #308) No Report Theta Epsilon (Adelphi U - #380) Clinton J Watkrs. tr (S) 207 Eddy Hall Adelphi University Garden City. NY 11530 Kappa Rho (C W Post C o l l e g e - #435) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS 'Gamma lota Lambda (Brooklyn Long Island - #175) John M Williams (S) 51 Alabama Avenue Hempstead. NY 11550 Zeta Zeta Lambda (SI Albans - # 2 3 9 ) Eugene L. Aiken. Jr (CS) P 0 Box - 8 Cambria Heights. NY 11411

NEW JERSEY (District IV) Director Elbert C Wisner 300 Lincoln Or Colonel Ten Ocean NJ 07712 (Area I - Northern) COLLEGE CHAPTERS

•Delta Mu Lambda (Paterson - # 1 9 9 ) James Gaines (P) 22 Gardner Avenue Jersey City. NJ 07304 Kappa Theta Lambda (Teaneck-#531) Carlos Peay, Jr. ( P ) 295 Ferris Place Ridgewood, Nl 0 7 4 5 0 (Area II - Central) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta lota (RutgersU-#97) Wayne Johnson (S) LPO 12062 Livingston College New Biunswick, NJ 08903 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Epsilon Lambda (Red Bank - #238) Edwin D Patton (S) 12 Ellen Court Ocean Township. NJ 07712 'Zeta Nu Lambda (Plainfield - # 2 4 5 ) Alfred Crawford ( P ) 169 Hellem Street Fanwood. NJ 07023 Theta Psi Lambda (Somerset - #299) Henry P Brooks (CS) 1223 West 4th Street Plainfield. NJ 07063

Central Pennsylvania (Area II) COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Gamma Nu (Pennsylvania State U - #78) David L Thacker(P) 736 E Foster Avenue - #309 State College. PA 16801 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Theta Lambda ( H a r n s b u r g - #241) No Report Eastern Pennsylvania (Area I I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Nu (Lincoln U - # 1 2 ) Earl Gray (P) P. 0 Box 967 - L U Lincoln University, PA 19352 •Psi (U of Pennsylvania - #22) Raymond K, Wallace (P) 4029 Spruce Street - #12 Philadelphia. PA 19104 Delta Pi (Cheney - 302) Ruben Robinson, Jr. (P) 3857 N Park Avenue Philadelphia. PA 19140 Zeta Psi (West Chester State Coll Eric A Witherspoon (S) 1865 North 52nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19131


ALUMNI CHAPTERS (Area III - Southern) COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Iota Iota (Trenton State College - #406) Ronald Taylor ( P ) Centennial Hall - #291 Trenton State College Trenton. NJ 08625 • N u Iota (GlassboroState- #472) Keith D Butler (P) Park Crest V i l l a g e - A p t . #255 Glassboro. NJ 08028 ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Alpha Theta Lambda (Atlantic C i t y - # 1 3 0 ) Austin Martin ( P ) 1905 Arctic Avenue Atlantic City. NJ 08401 •Zeta lota Lambda (Trenton - #242) Herman I. Kimbrough (FS) 200 King Street Trenton NJ 08046 'Kappa lota Lambda (Burlington County - # 5 3 2 ) Horton Cooper (CS) 24 Marigold Lane Willrngboro, NJ 08046 • N u Gamma Lambda (Glassboro - #570) John J Williams (P) 26 Pinewood Lane Srcklerville. NJ 08081

PENNSYLVANIA (District V) Director Frank Devine 6202 Washington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143 Western Pennsylvania (Area 1) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Omicron <U of Pittsburgh #14) William A. Gastrins (P) P 0 Box 7184 - Oakland Station Pittsburgh, PA 15213 lota Sigma

(Millersville State Coll - #414) 'Iota Rho Carlos Perez ( P ) (Newark College of Engineering - #4 3.SMC Millersville State College Millersville, PA 17551 Samuel C Carter (P) XiMu 30 Lenox Avenue - #300B East Orange. Nl 07018 (Slippery Rock State College - #496) ALUMNI CHAPTERS No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Alpha Lambda Alpha Omicron Lambda (Newark - #123) (Pittsburgh - #136) Warren E Sherwood (S) Albeit R Pannell (S) 15 Columbus Avenue 4158lvanhoeDr - A p t #A 23 Monlclau. NJ 0 7 0 4 2 Monroeville PA 15146 Beta Alpha Lambda •Kappa Beta Lambda (Jersey C i t y - # 1 4 5 ) (Erie - #525) No Report J M Muilree (P) 1404 Greenfield Drive Erie. PA 16509

Rho (Philadelphia - # 1 6 ) Thomas H W a t k i n s ( P ) 847 N Mt Pleasant Road Philadelphia, PA 19119 Zeta Omicron Lambda (Philadelphia - #247) Craig C. Browne (P) 7822 Thouron Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119


Xi Delta (Harrisonburg - #489) Mario D, McBride (P) P 0 Box 4172 IMU Harrisonburg, VA 22807

lota Alpha Lambda (Aberdeen - #502) Elbert Williams (CS) 222 Bright Oak Drive Belair, M 0 21014 'Kappa Kappa Lambda (Baltimore - # 5 3 3 ) Seaton White (CS) P 0 Box 11347 Baltimore, MD 21239 Maryland Southwest (Area I I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS lota Zeta (U ol Maryland - #403) Ian Fields (CS) P 0 Box 259 Calverl Road College Bark. MD 20740 • M u Upsilon

(District VI) Director Hanley J Norment 12500 Arbor View Terrace Silver Spring, M 0 20902 Delaware (Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS 'Gamma Sigma (Delaware State College - #83) WilliamS. Banks, Jr (T) 115 Reese Street Dover, DE 19901 Xi Omicron Levi T Thompson, Jr. (S) 301 Student Center University of Delaware Newark. DE 19711 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Theta Lambda (Wilmington - # 1 7 4 ) Warren A Scott (P) 23 Spectrum Drive Newark. DE 19713 Zeta Rho Lambda (Dover - # 2 4 9 ) John H Quarles (P) 347 Beechwood Drive Dover, DE 19901 Maryland North (Area II) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Alpha (Morgan State U - #45) Todd L Fleming (P) 1522 East 36th Street Baltimore. MD 21218 MuRho

Southern Virginia (Area I I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS 'Delta Tau (St Paul's Polytechnic - #305) Howard L Coleman (CS) St Paul's College Lawrenceville, VA 23868 XiZeta


ALUMNI CHAPTERS 'Delta Omicron Lambda (Princess Anne - #203) Claud C Marion (P) P 0. Box 399 Princess Anne, MD 21853 •Ela Eta Lambda (Annapolis - #262) William A Hayes (P) 2004 Madison Avenue Baltimore. MD 21217

(Howard U - # 2 ) Michael Dawson P 0 Box 506 - Howard University Washington. DC 20059 •NuBeta (American U - #465) Douglas D Grayson (VP) 801 Bellevue Street, SE - #403 Washington. DC 20032

(District VII)


ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Lambda (Baltimore - #104) Alonro P Hairston (P) 4014 Loch Raven Blvd Baltimore, MD 21218

Northern Virginia (Area IV)

Washington, D.C. (Area V) COLLEGE CHAPTERS

Director C A Pennington 3212 Griffin Avenue Richmond, VA 23222 Blue Ridge North (Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS lota Alpha (Washington S Lee U - #398) No Report lota Beta (U ol Virginia - #399) Larry D Evans (S) Box 430, Newcomb Hall Station Charlottesville, VA 22901

( H a m p d e n S y d n e y - #491) Warren M Thompson (P) P 0 Box 534, H-SC HampdenSydney. VA 23943 ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Delta Nu Lambda (Danville - #200) Curtis Flood (P) Route 3 - Box 74 Danville, VA 24541 Epsilon Omicron Lambda (Lawrenceville - # 2 2 5 ) Ernest L, Morse (CS) P 0. Box 595 South Hill. VA 2 3 9 7 0 lota Tau Lambda (Charlotte Court House - - #519) Leon A M o t o n ( P ) Route 1 - Box 275 H Prospect. VA 23960

(U of Maryland. E S . - # 1 0 0 ) James White, Jr. ( P ) UMESSox 1151 Princess Anne, MD 21853 ' E t a Zeta


(Towson State - #457) Howard W Roberts (P) Towson State University Towson. MD 21204 Nu Kappa


ALUMNI CHAPTERS 'Alpha Kappa Lambda (Roanoke-#132) William Calloway (CS) P 0 Box 7850 Roanoke, VA 24019 'Gamma Nu Lambda (Lynchburg-#178) David L, Moseley (S) Route 4 - Box 144 Madison Heights, VA 24572

ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Upsilon Lambda (Silver Spring - #520) E Averal Austin (CS) 6200 Westchester Park Drive College Park. MD 20740 Kappa Epsilon Lambda (Landover - #528 Benjamin Watkins (CS) 104 Janice Place Waldorf. MD 20601 Kappa Phi Lambda (Columbia - # 5 4 3 ) lames E Fit/patrrck(P) 5135 Celestial Way Columbia. MD 21044

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Mu Lambda (Washington-#111) Irven E Washington (CS) 5202 13th Street. NW Washington. DC 20011 'Omicron Lambda Alpha (Washington - # 5 0 0 ) Willie R u l t ( P ) 311 Broadleaf Dr. N E Vienna. VA 22180

Blue Ridge South (Area II) COLLEGE CHAPTERS (Virginia Polytechnic U Ronald A Keele (CS) P 0 Box 346 Blacksburg. VA 24061

(Frostburg Slate Coll - # 4 6 0 ) Edward L King (CS) 601 Frederick Hall - F S C. Frostburg, MD 21532

(Bowie State College Ronald E Nichols (P) P.O. Box 414 Bowie. MD 20715

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Alpha Lambda (Charlottesville - # 1 6 7 ) Stephen D Waters (S) Box 3036 Charlottesville. VA 22903

'Theta lota

Maryland Eastern (Area IV) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Nu


(UM Baltimore County Ruchell S Reed (CS) P 0 8ox6993 Baltimore. MD 21216

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ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Zeta Upsilon Lambda (Reston - #252) Frank Fisher (CS) 1070 Dougal Court Great Falls. VA 22066 'Theta Rho Lambda (Arlington - #293) Walter A Payne, Jr (P) 2012 Houston Street Suitland. MD 20023 Central Virginia (Area V) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma (Virginia Union U - #3) Gregory Robinson (P) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity -- V U U 1500 N Lombardy Street Richmond. VA 23220 Beta Gamma (Virginia State College - # 4 7 ) Jeffrey H Powell (P) P. 0 Box 8 VSU Petersburg, VA 23803 •Theta Rho (Virginia Commonwealth U - - #391) Dennis G Kemp (FS) 711 W Main Street #413 A Richmond. VA 23284 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Nu Lambda (Virginia State College - • # 1 1 2 ) R I Hayes (CS) 21329 Sparta Drive Ettrrck. VA 23803 •Beta Gamma Lambda (Richmond - #147) Gilbert Carter (P) 811 Maggie Walker Ave Richmond. VA 23222

The Sphinx / Fall 1980

Tidewater North (Area VI) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma lota (Hampton Institute - #75) Darrell Harvey (P) 104 C Modulars Hampton Institute Hamplon, VA 23668 Kappa Pi (William 1 Mary - #434) Albert A Herring (Pj College Station - Box 8646 Williamsburg, VA 23186 ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Zeta Lambda (Newport News- #106) Claude N Carter (CS) 12 Suburban Parkway Hampton, VA 23661 Delta Beta Lambda (Hampton - #190) lames E, Blacken (S) P. 0. Box 483 Hamplon, VA 23669 •Nu Delta lambda (SurryCounty- #571) Wiley Powell (S) Route 1 - Box 160 B Surry, VA 23883 Tidewater South (Area VII) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Pi (Norfolk State U - #324) Mark A Bartiett(S) Box 2033 - N S U Norfolk. VA 23504 Nu Theta (Old Dominion U - #471) Alpha Phi Alpha O.D.U. Room 200, Webb Center Norfolk. VA 23508 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Phi Lambda (Norfolk - #142) Willie Harris. Jr. (P) 2145 Lloyd Drive Chesapeake, VA 23325 •Epsilon lota Lambda (Suffolk - #220) Leon N. Harris (CS) 5548 Greenwood Rd Suffolk, VA 23437 Epsilon Nu Lambda (Portsmouth - #223) No Report



Mu Mu Lambda (Glen Ellyn - #556) James Ivory (P) 1241 Oak Hill Road Downers Grove. IL 60515


(North Central) Director Allen Knox 5020 South lake Shore Drive - #2704 Chicago, IL 60615 r n i r r r r rtnproe. COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta (Metro Chicago - #8) Earl N. Williams. Jr. (P) 8742 S. Harper Chicago. IL 60619 Alpha Mu (Northwestern U - #33) Lance Wallace (CS) 1927 Orrmgton Evanston. IL 60201 Nu Delta (Chicago State U - #467) David Dixon (P) 6443 S. Peoria Chicago, IL 60621 "Nu Epsilon (Lewis U - #468) Christopher Washington (S) Lewis University - Box 1275 Romeovllle, IL 60441 NuRho (NT-#479) Arndell D. Ricks. Jr. (P) 8841 S. Prairie Chicago. IL 60619 ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Xi Lambda (Chicago-#113) Leon Hendricks (P) 840 N Laramie Chicago. IL 60615 Zeta Xi Lambda (Evanston - #246) No Report Theta Mu Lambda (Johet - #288) No Report lota Delta Lambda (Chicago - #505) M, J. Price (P) 4432 S. King Drive Chicago. IL 60653


ILLINOIS (Central) Director To be appointed 270 Lincoln Hall University of Illinois Urbana. IL 61801 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Tiu (U of Illinois - # 1 8 ) Steven Avery (P) P. 0. Box 2062 Champaign. IL 61820 •Zeta Nu (Eastern Illinois - #343) Fredrick Stafford (P) University Apt. #57 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL 61920 EtaTau (Illinois Stale U - #371) Patrick B Cage (CS) 601 N Lindell Normal. IL 61761 Theta Omicion (Millikin U - #389) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS .^Omicron Lambda Beta (Champaign- #501) Jim Casey (S) 1 Canterbury Lane Champaign. IL 61820

ILLINOIS (Northern) Director Ernest Gibson 23 West 235 Edgewood Ct GlenEllyn. IL 60137 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Phi (Northern Illinois U - #329) Cedric Abbott (S) P 0. Box 66 DeKalb. IL 60115 MuMu (Elmhurst College - #452) David M Dines (P) Elmhurst College Box #324 190 Prospect Street Elmhurst. IL 60126 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Chi Lambda (Waukegan - #544) Everette Sherrod (CS) 2036 Edgewood Waukegan. IL 60085 Mu Alpha Lambda (De Kalb - #546) Austin Matlock (P) 11611 S, Justine Chicago. IL 60643

(Southern) Director John Reeves 3519 Conveise Avenue East St. Louis, IL 62207 COLLEGE CHAPTERS 'Beta Eta (Southern Illinois U - #51) Fran; Smith (CP) P. 0 Box 1002 Carbondale. IL 62901 •Iota Pi (SIUEdwardsville-#412) Darryl Haire (VP) 518 1A Tower Lake Apts. Edwardsville. IL 62025 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Epsilon Lambda (East St, Louis - #193) No Report •Mu Kappa Lambda (Carbondale - #555) Carl R. Flowers (P) P. O Box 2393 Carbondale. IL 62901

ILLINOIS (Western) Director Curley R Bradford 3109 9H Street Rock Island. IL 61201 COLLEGE CHAPTERS ^ Epsilon Kappa (Bradley U - #319) Michael E. Roper (DP) 1206 W College. Apt. H Peoria. IL 61606 •Eta Eta (Western Illinois - #360) Reginald R Lewis (S) 321 Olson Hall - WIU Macomb. IL 61455 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Pi Lambda (Peoria - #538) No Report •Mu Delia Lambda (Springfield - #549) Milton P Johnson (T) 2009 Austin Drive Springfield. IL 62704 Mu Chi Lambda (Rock Island - #566) Leonard Davis (CS) 1511 E Elm Street Davenport. IA 52803

INDIANA Director Iheo Hamiter 7158 Avalon trail Ct Indianapolis. IN 46250

fhe Sphinx / Fall 19;

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Eta (Indiana U - #73) Alpha M. Dixon (ES) P. 0. Box 1698 - IU Bloommgton. IN 47401 •Gamma Rho (Purdue - #82) Donald G. Brown (P) 613 Waldron Street « « ' LB'a»e"e IN 4 7 9 0 6 ."!' ™ , , „ „,,,, (Indiana State U - #347) C n a r | e s B,own Afro American Culture Center Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN 47809 'Theta Xi (Ball State U - #388) E Maurice Bransford (P) Box 355 - Ball State U Muncie. IN 47306 •lota Theta (CalumetCollege- #405) David E Rogers (P) 2337 lohnson Street Gary, IN 46407 NuPi (U of Evansville - #478) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Lambda (Indianapolis - #109) Keith L. Smith (CS) P 0 Box 88131 Indianapolis. IN 46208 Gamma Rho Lambda (Gary - #182) No Report Theta Xi Lambda (South Bend - #290) Inactive •Theta Upsilon Lambda (Fort Wayne - #296) Timothy Williams (S) P. 0, Box 5076 Ft Wayne, IN 46895 Kappa Rho Lambda (Evansville - #539) No Report

Eta Beta Lambda (Wichita - #257) No Report

KENTUCKY (Eastern) Director Lee lackson 3632A Bold Bidder Dr Lexington, KY 40502 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Pi (U of Louisville - #37) Arthur L Simpson (P) c/o Student Center Room #12 University of Louisville Louisville. KV 40208 BetaMu (Kentucky State U - #55) Richard Graves 401 Murray Street - Apt. #26 Franklort, KY 40601 Epsilon Chi (U of Kentucky - #330) Kane Ramsey (P) Box 379 - University of Kentucky Lexington. KY 40507 •Xi Alpha (Morehead State U - #486) Christopher Turley (P) U.PO #1397-MSU Morehead. KY 40351 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Lambda (Louisville - #101) No Report Alpha Beta Lambda (Lexington - #124) Lee A Jackson (T) P. 0. Box 1248 Lexington, KY 40590 •Gamma Beta Lambda (Frankfort - #168) Donald W Lyons (S) Box 121 -KSU Frankfort, KY 40601

KENTUCKY (Western)

IOWA Director Everett A. Mays P 0 Box 533 Des Moines, IA 50302 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Theta (U of Iowa - #30) Melvin Caldwell (P) 511 Mayflower Apartments Dubuque Street Iowa City. IA 52240 Alpha Nu (Drake U - #34) Kenneth Palmer (P) 1337 East 16th Street Des Moines, IA 50316 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Kappa Lambda (Des Moines - #243) Everett Mays (CS) P 0 Box 533 Des Moines, IA 50302 Mu Tau Lambda (Cedar Rapids - #563) No Report

KANSAS (Eastern)

Director Richard Marshall 626 Oakland Kansas City, KS 66101 COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Upsilon (U of Kansas #19) D Alonzo Wharton (P) 1014 Mississippi Lawrence. KS 66045 Gamma Chi (Kansas State - #87) No Report Kappa Tau (Kansas State U - #437) Marvin E. Moore (P) 1518 College Ave. - A p t . E 8 Manhattan. KS 66502

KANSAS (Western) Director P, J. Williams 3601 Randolph Topeka. KS 66611 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Mu (Wichita State U - #99) No Report Epsilon Omicron (Washburn U - #323) No Report •XiNu (Emporia State College #497) Charles C Colbert (Adv) ESU • 1200 Commercial Emporia, KS 66801 ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Delta Eta Lambda (Topeka - #195) Earl Fowler (P) 2022 Turnpike Avenue Topeka. KS 66605

Director Claude Snorton itox 654 Hopkinsville. KY 42240 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Omicron (Murray State U - #345) No Report •Eta Rho (Western Kentucky U - #369) Michael R. Fain (S) 2507 Pearce Ford Tower, W.K.U Bowling Green, KY 42101 ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Gamma Epsilon Lambda (Hopkinsville-#171) James E Victor (P) 1304 East 7th Street Hopkinsville, KY 42240

MICHIGAN (Central) Director Anthony Crutchfield 447 Palmerston Detroit. Ml 48218 COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Epsilon (U of Michigan - #5) Craig B Williams (S) 1912 W. Liberty - Apt #1 Ann Arbor, Ml 48103 •Alpha Upsilon Daryl R Young (P) 2129 Cadillac Detroit. Ml 48214 Epsilon Eta (Eastern Michigan U - #316) Epsilon Eta Chapter Goodison Hall. Campus Life Office Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, Ml 48197 EtaXi (U of Detroit - #366) No Report Theta Tau (General Motors Institute - #393) Postona Aguirre (S) 1652 Webster Flint. Ml 48505 lota Epsilon (Grand Valley - #402) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Gamma Lambda (Detroit - #103) Robert I Chillison. II (P) 16516 Schaefer Detroit. Ml 48235 Epsilon Upsilon Lambda (Flint - #230) 0'Neil Wiley (CS) P 0 Box 1247 Flint. Ml 48502 •Theta Zeta Lambda (Ann Arbor - 283) Eddie L Boyd (S) 3211 Hayes Court Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 lota Rho Lambda (Pontiac - #517) No Report

MICHIGAN (Northern) Director James H Gaddis 4028 Wisner Saginaw Ml 48601 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Tau (Michigan State U - #84) Gamma Tau Chapter P. O Box 221 -MSU Union East Lansing, Ml 48824 •Zeta Beta (Ferris State - #333) Eric Nigel Greene (P) 117 Locust Big Rapids. Ml 49307 •Zeta Delta (Northern Michigan - #335) Harry B Matthews (Adv) 423 Northland Drive Marquette. Ml 49855 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Eta Nu Lambda (Grand Rapids - #267) No Report lota Chi lambda (Saginaw - #522) Steve Robinson (P) 3321 Glasby Saginaw. Ml 48601 •Kappa Delta Lambda (Lansing - #527) Richard D. Letts (P) 510 S. Jenison Lansing. Ml 48915

MICHIGAN (Southern) Director Morse Brown 450 Glenn Oaks Drive. Apt. B Muskegon Heights. Ml 49442 COLLEGE CHAPTER Epsilon Xi (Western Michigan U #322) Stacey W Solomon 2145Albatross-#2A Kalamazoo. Ml 49002 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Iota Phi Lambda (Muskegon Heights - #5211 Nathaniel Allen, Jr. (P) 3321 Maffett Street Muskegon Heights. Ml 49444 Kappa Psi Lambda (Kalamazoo - #545) Earl McNeal (CS) Box 368 Courthouse Station Kalamazoo. Ml 49005

MINNESOTA Director lames Beard 4109 Portland Ave . South Minneapolis. MN 55407 COLLEGE CHAPTER Mu (U of Minnesota-#11) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Gamma Xi Lambda (Minneapolis- #179) Rodney W lordan (P) P, 0. Box 906 Minneapolis. MN 55440

MISSOURI (Eastern) Director Ronald E Smiley 1562 Mendall St. Louis, M0 63130 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Eta (St Louis - #29) No Report •Epsilon Psi (U of Missouri-#331) Thomas King(P) Hwy. 63 A Elm Rolls. MO 65401 Xi Gamma Chapter Cape Girardeau - #488) Darren L. Nix (P) P 0. Box 1299 Cape Girardeau. MO 63701 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Lambda (St Louis - #105) lohn R Pope (CS) 6176 Lucille Avenue St Louis, MO 63136 •Epsilon Eta Lambda (Charleston - #218) Edward W Barrett (P) P O. Box 171 Charleston, MO 63834

MISSOURI (Central) Director Carl Smith Lakeview Subdivision Jefferson City, MO 65101

COLLEGE CHAPTERS >' Alpha Psi (Lincoln U - #44) Lawrence Deadmon (S) 2320 E. McCarty St. - #11 Jefferson City, MO 65101 •Zeta Alpha (U of Missouri - #332) lames K. Williams (S) 504 Hudson Hall University of Missouri Columbia. MO 65201 lota (i (Northeast Missouri - #410) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Beta Zeta Lambda (Jefferson City - #150) William T Edmonson (CS) Box 308 Lincoln University lefferson City. MO 65101

MISSOURI (Western) Director lames Fleming 1304 Kingston Road Blue Springs. MO 64015 COLLEGE CHAPTERS ^ Delta Rho (U of Missouri - #303) Vincent M, Roberson (S) 4641 Agnes Avenue Kansas City. MO 64130 Zeta Gamma (Central Missouri - #334) JimmieD Black (P) Box 20 CMSU Union Warrensburg, M0 64093 ALUMNI CHAPTER 'Beta Lambda (KansasCity- #102) MilousS Lusk(CS) 7400 East 127th Place Grandview. MO 64030

NEBRASKA Director Ned Williams 3425 South 120th Omaha. NE 68144 COLLEGE CHAPTER Beta Beta (U ol Nebraska - #46) Cleon Brown, Jr (S) 320 North 20th Street Omaha NE 68178 ALUMNI CHAPTER Beta Xi lambda (Omaha-#157) Charles) Baptiste(S) 3222 North 24th Street Omaha. NE 68111

OHIO (Northern) Director Charles Harrell 110 Melody Lane Toledo. OH 43615 COLLEGE CHAPTERS .^ Epsilon Alpha (U of Toledo - #310) Greg Collier (VP) 905 Woodward Avenue Toledo. OH 43608 Epsilon Theta (Bowling Green U - #317) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Alpha Xi Lambda (Toledo - #135) No Report

OHIO (Northeast) Director James T. Rushin 1186 Wyley Avenue Akron. OH 44306 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Pi (Cleveland State/ Western Reserve - #15) Donald I. Gardner, III (CS) 13312 Third Street East Cleveland, OH 44112 Alpha Tau (U of Akron - #40) Ronald Rucker (CS) 280 Silver Street Akron, OH 44303 •Epsilon Delta (KentStateU-#313) Christopher Hughes (S) 829 Leebrick Hall - KSU Kent. OH 44243 lota Phi (Mount Union College - #417)

Delia Alpha Lambda (Cleveland - #189) Leonard Hamilton (P) Box 99551 Cleveland, OH 44199 Eta Tau Lambda (Akron - #273) Claude W Carter (P) 899 Hartlord Akron. OH 44320 •Kappa Mu Lambda (Lorram - #534) Thomas A Jenkins, II (P) 1420 Wesl 20th Street Lorain. OH 44052

OHIO (Central) Director William Nelson, Ph.D. 2572 Burnaby Drive Columbus. OH 43209 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Kappa (Ohio State U - # 1 0 ) No Report •Phi (Ohio U - #20) Darryl E Griffin (P) c/o Baker Center Athens, OH 45701 ALUMNI CHAPTER •Alpha Rho Lambda (Columbus-#138) Edward D Thompson (ES) Box 3039 Columbus. OH 43203

OHIO (West Central) Director Edward White 5211 Big Bend Drive Dayton, OH 45427 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Xi (WilberforceU-#13) No Report Gamma Theta (U of Dayton - #74) No Report •Delta Xi (Central State U - #300) Frank Boldoe (T) Box 441 Wilberfoice. OH 45384 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Theta Lambda (Dayton - #108) George C Findley (P) 1820 Ruskin Road Dayton, OH 45406 Chi Lambda (Wilberforce-#121) Walter Gilliard (S) Central State University Wilbertorce. OH 4538 Zeta Delta Lambda (Sprmglield - #237) William B Simpson (S) 667 Omar Circle Yellow Springs, OH 45387

OHIO (Southwest) Director Clarence Frazier 1145 Wionna Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45224 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Alpha (U of Cincinnati - #23) Warren H. Ah (P) 345 Sander Hall University of Cincinnati Cincinnati. OH 45221 Delta Upsilon (Miami U - #306) Ron S Orr (CS) 618 S. College Avenue Oxford, OH 45056 ALUMNI CHAPTER Delta Gamma Lambda (Cincinnati - #191) Ivan Reynolds (P) 650 Springer Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45215


Director AdolphusA, Young, Ir P.O.Box 13 Keystone. WV 24852 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Zeta (West Virginia State - #28) Ronnie K Ward (CS) P 0 Box 511 Institute, WV 25112 •Beta Theta (Bluefield Slate - #52) No Report Adrian Dowell (CS) Xi Chi (Baldwin Wallace College */7% 305 N Mercer Street Bluefield. WV 24701 Thomas A. Jenkins, II •Nu Nu 1420 West 20th Street (Marshall U - #475) Lorain. OH 44052 Clyde C. Perry (Adv) ALUMNI CHAPTERS Route 4 - Box 172 •Beta Rho Lambda South Point. OH 45680 (Youngstown - #160) Alfred Bright (S) 2237 Fifth Avenue Youngstown. OH 44504


•II Theta (Concord College - #493) Clarence Hudson (S) C 4 2 Concotd College Athens. WV 24712 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Zeta Lambda (.Bluefield - #128) AdolphusA Young lr (S) P 0 Box 671 Bluefield. WV 24701 Alpha lota Lambda (Charleston- #131) John E Scott (S) P 0 Box 303 Institute. WV 25112 Gamma Delta Lambda (Beckley - #170) Inactive

WISCONSIN Oirectoi Coleman 0 Wells 922 W. Zedler Lane Milwaukee. Wl 53092 COLLEGE CHAPTERS sGamma Epsilon (UW Madison - #71) Bobby L. Moore (S) 1806 Broadway Madison Wl 53713 Epsilon Tau (UW Milwaukee - # 3 2 7 ) No Report Zeta lota (UW Whitewater -


No Report Eta Beta (WSU Platteville -


No Report •Eta Pi (WSU Oshkosh - #368) Robert E Bedlord 207 Nelson Hall - U ol W Oshkosh. Wl 54901 Mu Epsilon (Carthage College - #446) No Report NuX, (Marquette U - #476) Wendell Phillips ( P ) 1323 W State Milwaukee. Wl 53233 Nu Omicion (Carroll College - # 4 7 7 ) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Chi Lambda (Milwaukee - # 2 1 0 ) Richard H Porter ( P ) 3360 N Summit Milwaukee. Wl 53211 Mu Eta Lambda (Madison - # 5 5 2 ) Allen A. Hancock (P) 1102 Frisch Road Madison Wl 53711

SOUTH ALABAMA Director Leotis Peterman 4340 Yorkshire Drive Montgomery, AL 36108 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Beta (Talladega College - #24)

No Report •Xi lota

(Troy State U - # 4 8 7 ) Solomon H Green Box 154, TSU Troy, AL 36081

ii (lacksonville - #498) Lawrence N Sharp. Jr (P) Crow Hall Room 214 - JSU Jacksonville. AL 36265 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Omicron Lambda (Bumingham - #114) Leroy A Simmons. Jr (S) P 0 Box 3910 Birmingham. AL 35208 Alpha Nu Lambda (Tuskegee Institute - # 1 3 4 ) Walter Oldham (P) P O Drawer BBB Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088 Alpha Upsilon Lambda (Montgomery - #141) Leotis Peterman (CS) P 0 Box 6058 Montgomery. AL 36106 •Beta Omicron Lambda ( M o b i l e - #158) Alwn Allen (RS) 1205 St Madar Street Mobile. AL 36603 Delta Theta Lambda (Huntsville - #196) A I. Garth (CS) P 0 Box 33 Alabama A&M University Normal, AL 35762 Delta Pi Lambda (Selma - #204) Willie L Gilford (S) 1212 9th Avenue Selma. AL 36701 Delta Phi Lambda (Tuscaloosa - # 2 0 9 ) Milton M Williams (S) 1910 40th Ave, College Hills Tuscaloosa. AL 35401 Epsilon Delta Lambda ( T a l l a d e g a - #215) T Y. Lawrence. Jr (S) 114 Baker Street Talladega. AL 35160 Theta Alpha Lambda (Gadsden - # 2 7 8 ) No Report Thetl Gamma Lambda (Dothan - #280) No Report •Kappa Nu Lambda (Leighton - #5351 Fred Johnson (P) P 0 . Box 622 Sheffield. AL 35660 • M u lota Lambda (Mobile - #554) Isaac Bowie. Jr (S) 2252 Clinton Street Mobile AL 36617 • M u Psi Lambda (Homewood - #567) Alphonsa Mahone (S) 105 16th Place, SW Birmingham. AL 35211

FLORIDA Director

No Report Beta Upsilon (Alabama State U - #63) Darrell Adams (P) P 0 Bo> 28 - A S U Montgomery. AL 36195 'Gamma Kappa ( M i l e s C o l l e g e - #76) Harlan K Jones (S) Box 177 - Miles College Birmingham AL 35208 •Gamma Phi (luskegee Institute John Hudson (CS) P 0. Box 36

Kappa Upsilon (Metropolitan - # 4 3 8 ) No Report Mu Theta (U of West Florida - #449)

• N u Tau (U ol Montevallo - #481) limmy Adams, Jr (P) P 0. Box 2571 - U of M. Montevallo. AL 35115 XiBeta


luskegee Institute. AL 36088 Delta Gamma (AlabamaA4M-#91) Rodney Jamar (CS) P 0 Box 220 Normal. AL 35762 Epsilon Nu (Slillman College - # 3 2 1 ) No Report • T h e t l Delta (U ol South Alabama Wayne M Simon (P) 307 University Blvd Mobile AL 36688 lotaNu


(UAB - #409) Cleveland Parker (S) Box 329, NBS8 Birmingham, AL 35294 Kappa Alpha (U ol Alabama - #420) Freddie F Freeman (P) P 0 Box 7368 University AL 35486 Kappa Gamma (U ol North Alabama Lawrence Davis (P) UNA Box 5554 Florence AL 35630


Vandon E While 14830 SW 87th Avenue Miami FL 33157 COLLEGE CHAPTERS BetaNu (Florida A i M - #56) No Report Delta Beta (Bethune Cookman - # 9 0 ) Jimmy L Washington 640 Second Avenue P O Box 420 Daytona Beach, FL 32015 •Delta Psi (Florida Memorial Coll Darrell S. White (S) 15800 NW 42nd Avenue Miami, FL 33054 •Eta Delta


(U of Miami - #357) red Nichols University of Miami 248 Ashe Bldg. Coral Gables, FL 33124 •Theta Gamma (U of South Florida - #378) Terry Booker ( P ) Box 2421 University Center U ol South Florida Tampa FL 33620 Theta Sigma (U ol Florida - #392) Roger Williams (P) B o x 9 C - 1105 N Main Gainesville. FL 32601 •lota Delta (Florida State U - # 4 0 1 ) Ronnie Bembry (S) U Box 4297 FSU Tallahassee. FL 32313


(U of Central Florida - #494) lohn L Stover (P) Univ ol Central Florida P.O Box 26261 Orlando, FL 32816 Xi Kappa (Florida Inst of Tech - #495) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Upsilon Lambda (Jacksonville-#119) No Report Beta Beta Lambda (Miami #146) Clarence W E w e l l ( C S ) 12935 SW 109th Court Miami. FL 33176 Beta Delta Lambda (Daytona Beach - #148) Robert K Wright (P) 365£artley Road Daytona Beach, FL 32014 Gamma Zeta Lambda ( T a m p a - #172) No Report •Gamma Mu Lambda (Tallahassee - # 1 7 7 ) Charles Russell (S) 433 Mercury Drive Tallahassee, FL 32301 •Delta Delta Lambda (West Palm Beach - #192) Charles E. White (P) 519 Nineteenth Street W Palm Beach, FL 33407 Delta Xi Lambda (Orlando - # 2 0 2 ) Cecil Boston (P) P 0 Box 5548 Orlando. FL 32855 Epsilon Mu Lambda (Pensacola - # 2 2 2 ) Ulysses Hughes (P) 1515 ETexar Drive Pensacola. FL 32503 Epsilon Pi Lambda (Ocala - # 2 2 6 ) William E Jackson (S) 1822 S. W. 4th St Ocala. FL 32670 Zeta Alpha Lambda (Ft Lauderdale - #234) NorbertC Williams ( P ) 1761 NW 7th Avenue Ft. Lauderdale. FL 33311 Eta Kappa Lambda (Ft. Pierce - #265) Bennie Clark (P) 1812 Avenue " M " Ft Pierce. FL 33450 Theta Eta Lambda (St Petersburg - #284) frank E Smith (RS) P 0 Box 15024 St Petersburg. FL 33733 •Iota Beta Lambda (Cocoa - # 5 0 3 ) I Albert Diggs 1725 Country Club Drive Titusville. FL 32780 •Iota Pi Lambda (Miami - #516) Paul Joseph ( P ) 16140 S W . 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33157 Mu Zeta Lambda (Lakeland - #551) LynwoodL Bell (P) 1902 Pollock Loop Road Lakeland, FL 33803 Nu Eta Lambda (Gainesville - # 5 7 4 ) Alfred C Peoples (S) 611 SE 13th Terrace Gainesville. FL 32601

GEORGIA Director Lorenzo Manns 4554 Moline Avenue Columbus. GA 31907 COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Iota (Morris Brown College Maurice Davis (P) P 0 Box 92055 Atlanta. GA 30314 Alpha Rho


(MorehouseCollege - #38) Wesley L Curl (CS) P 0 Box 627 - Morehouse Clg Atlanta. GA 30314 'Alpha Phi (ClarkCollege- #42) Gregory Daniels (P) Box 137 240 Chestnut S t , SW Atlanta. GA 30314 Gamma Zeta (Ft Valley State - #72) No Report Delta Delta (Albany State - #92) Oavison Vugil (P) Box 36 ASC Albany GA 31705

•Delta Eta (Savannah State Coll Ellis Albright ( P ) Box 20742 SSC Savannah. GA 31404


Zeta Mu (Georgia State U - #342) Vincent 1 Davis ( P ) Box 542 - Georgia State U Atlanta. GA 30303 •Zeta Pi (U of Georgia - # 3 4 6 ) Ernests Stillwell (P) 2151 University Station Athens, GA 30602 Eta Alpha (Paine College - #354) Marty deLara(S) Box 77 - Paine College Augusta. GA 30910 -Theta Beta (Columbus College - # 3 7 7 ) B Michael Coleman (P) 226 30th Avenue - Apt D Columbus. GA 31903 lota Eta (Mercer U - #404) No Report • M u Alpha (Emory U - # 4 4 2 ) Emory Wilkerson (P) Box 21185 - Emory U Atlanta. GA 30322 • M u Gamma

No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Epsilon Lambda (Jackson - #127) #445)

(Valdosta State - # 4 5 5 ) John K. Roberts (P) P. 0. Box 907 - VSC Valdosta. GA 31601 Nu Gamma (West Georgia Coll - #466) Dennis Taylor, III (P) 3708 Dover Blvd.. SW Atlanta, GA 30331 •NuMu (Soulhern Tech. Inst - # 4 7 4 ) Adrian I Raines (CS) Box 36700 - Georgia Tech Atlanta. GA 30332 ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Eta Lambda (Atlanta - #107) Larry Epps (CS) 32 Third Awenue, NE Atlanta. GA 30317 Alpha Chi Lambda (Augusta - #143) Willie G Marshall (FS) 829 Strother Drive Augusta, GA 30901 Beta Phi Lambda (Savannah - #164) Chester A. Ellis (CS) P 0 Box 1361 Savannah. GA 31401 •Gamma Omicron Lambda (Albany - #180) Edgar Martin (P) P 0 Box 4054 Albany. GA 31706 Gamma Sigma Lambda (Ft Valley - #183) Clinton H Dixon (S) Box 5742 FVSC Ft Valley, GA 31030 Delta lota Lambda (Columbus-#197) Lorenzo Manns (S) 4554 Moline Avenue Columbus. GA 31907 Epsilon Beta Lambda (Macon - #213) No Report Eta lota Lambda (Athens - #264) Hugh Goodrum (CS) P 0 Box 902 Athens, GA 30603 Theta Nu Lambda (LaGrange - #289) Alfred McNair (S) 408 Jackson Street - Apt 50 LaGrange. GA 30240 •Iota Gamma Lambda (Brunswick- #504) Richard Wilson (S) P 0 Box 98 White Oak, GA 31568 Kappa Tau Lambda ( V a l d o s t a - #541) No Report Nu Mu Lambda (Decatur - #578) lohn H Jordan (VP) 3912 Wedgefield Circle Decatur. GA 30035


(MS Valley State U - # 3 5 1 ) Paul Robinson (S) Box 899, MVSU IttaBena, MS 38941 •lota Gamma (Rust College - #400) lohn W Crittle. II (P) 237 A East Valley Ave. Holly Springs. MS 38635 Kappa Beta (MS State U - # 4 2 1 )

(Metropolitan #454) Carlis Andrews (P) Southern Station, Box 4613 Haltiesburg. MS 39401 Nu Upsilon (U ol Mississippi - #482)

Georgia Southwestern College Amencus. GA 31709 Mu Omicron

Wiley Jones Alcorn State University P 0 Box 285 Lorman MS 39096

(lackson State U - #307) Anthony McWhorter ( P ) P O . Box 1 7 1 7 / JSU Jackson, MS 39217 Zeta Phi

No Report •MuXi

(Georgia College - # 4 4 4 ) Willie E Walker Route 1 - Box 83 B Milledgeville. GA 31061 - M u Delta (Georgia Southwestern Anthony Hubbard ( P ) Box 689

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Upsilon (Tougaloo College - #85) No Report Delta Kappa (Alcorn State U #98) Ronald D Davis (P) Box 267 ASU Lorman, MS 39096 Delta Phi

No Report •Epsilon Xi Lambda (Mound B a y o u - # 2 2 4 ) George Bacon (RS) P 0. Box 5531 Greenville, MS 38701 Zeta Mu Lambda (Biloxi - # 2 4 4 ) John R Kelly (P) 40 Barbara Drive Gulfport. MS 39503 •Eta Phi Lambda (Columbus - # 2 7 5 ) Charles Houston (P) Spivey Road Columbus, MS 39701 "Theta Sigma Lambda (Natchez - # 2 9 4 ) Al W Johnson (P) Box 552. ASU Lorman, MS 39096 • M u Gamma Lambda (Hattiesburg laurel - #548) Mance Langham 310 Vernon Dahmer Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39401 • M u Pi Lambda (Brookhaven - # 5 6 0 ) Dr. Worth E Haynes (P) Box 133 - U t i c a J r . College Utica, MS 39175

NORTH CAROLINA Director Dr A. M Wltherspoon 2701 Rothgeb Drive Raleigh NC 2 7 6 1 0 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Omicron (Johnson C Smith U - #36) Dennis K Branch (P) UPO 1035 JCSU Charlotte, NC 28216 Beta Epsilon (A&T State U - #49) James E Wood (P) Box A 14 A&T State U Greensboro NC 27411 •Beta Zeta (Elizabeth City State U - #50) Lavern Jones Box 163 - ECSU Elizabeth City. NC 27909 Beta lota (Winston-Salem State U - #53) Ronald 0 Davis (P) Box 14318 WSSU WinstonSalem. NC 27102 •Beta Rho (Shaw U - # 6 0 ) Alvm Chapman (S) P 0 Box 1875 Raleigh. NC 27602 Gamma Beta (North Carolina Central U - #68) No Report •Gamma Mu (Livingston College - #77) Clay Hart (P) Box 62 Livingston College Salisbury. NC 28144 Gamma Psi (St Augustine s College - #88) Dennis A Haggray (P) P 0 Box 26611 Raleigh NC 27611 Epsllon Zeta (Fayetteville Slate U - # 3 1 5 ) No Report Zeta Epsilon (Barber Scotia College - #336) No Report

"Eta Nil (East Carolina U - # 3 6 5 ) Prall Simons (S) P 0 Box 3167 Greenville, NC 27834 Eta Omicron (North Carolina State U Connell Price P 0 Box 5631 Raleigh. NC 27650 •Kappa Omicron

Delta Alpha (Claflin U - # 8 9 ) No Report Eta lota


(U of South Carolina - #387) Ralph W Dupree(S) P O Box 8 1 1 6 4 - U S C Columbia, SC 29225 Kappa Chi

(Duke U - #433) Michael A. Smith (S) Box 4783 - Duke Station Durham. NC 27706 MuZeta (U ol North Carolina - # 4 4 7 ) Bryan R lohns (S) P 0. Box 551 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 • M u Tau (UNC - Charlotte - # 4 5 9 ) Robert Rowell (CS) 509 Scott Hall - UNCC Stn. Charlotte, NC 28223 NuZeta (Western Carolina U - #469) No Report •Xi EU Wake Forest U - # 4 9 2 ) Dr Herman Eure (Adv) c/o Otcof Minority Affairs Wake Forest University Winston Salem, NC 27420

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Lambda (Greensboro- # 1 1 0 ) Arthur Stevens (CS) P 0 Box 21052 Greensboro, NC 27420 Phi lambda (Raleigh - #120)

Beta Nu Lambda (Charlotte - #156) David L Gnei (P) 516 Nottingham Drive Charlotte NC 28211 Gamma Kappa lambda (Wilmington - # 1 7 6 ) No Report Gamma Psi Lambda (Asheville - # 1 8 8 ) Osborne M. Hart ( P ) P 0 Box 787 Asheville, NC 28802 Epsilon Rho Lambda (Fayetteville - # 2 2 7 ) John V P a r h a m ( P ) 1536 Palmer Drive Fayetteville. NC 28303 •Epsilon Sigma Lambda (Rocky Mount - # 2 2 8 ) LonmeT Foster (P) P O. Box 853 Rocky Mount. NC 27801 Epsilon Chi Lambda (Elizabeth City - #232)


(Baptist College - # 4 5 6 ) Bernett Mazyck (P) 903 West 5th North St Summerville. SC 29483 NuPhi (U ol South Carolina - # 4 8 3 ) No Report •Xi Epsilon (MorrisCollege- #490) Lester Corfey Morns College Sumter.SC 29150 XiPhi (Winthrop College - #705) Larry J Williams (S) P O Box 5273 Winthrop College Stn RockHill.SC 29733

No Report Mu Epsilon Lambda (Conway - #550) No Report


No Report Zeta Eta Lambda (Kinston - # 2 4 0 )

Director Robert E Linder 722 Myrtle Street Kingsport, TN 37660

No Report Eta Mu Lambda (Gastonia - #266)

COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Chi (Meharry Medical College - #21) Bayne Spotwood (CS) Box 758. Meharry Medical College Nashville. TN 37208 •Alpha Chi (Fisk U - #43) Nathaniel A Cooper (CS) P 0 Box 791 Fisk University Nashville. TN 37203 BetaXi (LeMoyne Owen College - # 5 7 )

No Report Theta Omicron Lambda (Goldsboro - # 2 9 1 ) No Report • N u Iota lambda (Kinston #576) Clifton T Epps. Jr (P) 401 Greenmead Drive Kinston. NC 28501 Nu Kappa Lambda (Lumberton - # 5 7 7 ) Joshua Bethea. lr (S) 309 East 10th Street Lumberton, NC 28358

Director Peter Feider P 0 Box 41 Claflin College Orangeburg.SC

(Francis Marion College Waller D Gaffney, Jr. ( P ) P 0. Box 384 Florence, SC 29503 MuPi

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Psi Lambda (Columbia - #144) Cecil Adderley, Jr. (P) 1730 Standish Street Columbia, SC 29203 Beta Kappa Lambda (Charleston - # 1 5 4 ) Raymond Smalts (CS) P.O. Box 2714 Charleston. SC 29403 •Gamma Gamma Lambda (Greenville - # 1 6 9 ) Robert F. Young (P) 105 Kennedy Drive Greenville. SC 29605 Delta Zeta lambda (Orangeburg- #194) William), Nelson ( P ) P. 0 Box M Orangeburg.SC 29117 Delta Kappa Lambda (Florence - #198) Joseph Heyward (S) P 0. Box 384 Florence, SC 29503 •Eta Omicron Lambda (Rock Hill - #269) Arthur F Lathan(P) Route 1 - Box 7A Lancaster, SC 29720 •Theta Phi Lambda (Bennettsville - # 2 9 7 ) Ralph DuPree. Sr. (CS) 203 Beauty Spot Road Bennettsville.SC 29512 lota Eta lambda (Denmark - # 5 0 8 )

No Report •Alpha Pi Lambda (WinstonSalem - # 1 3 7 ) Thomas H. Hooper, Jr 1415 E. 14th Street Winston Salem. NC 27105 Beta Theta lambda (Durham-#152) Jerome Coleman (S) 6113 Summerville Drive Durham. NC 27712 Beta Mu lambda (Salisbury - #155) No Report


(Voorhees College - #362) Jarvis Jenkins (P) Battle Hall - Voorhees Clg Denmark, SC 29042 Theta Nu


No Report •Beta Omicron (Tennessee State U Andrea Williams (S)


Box 419 TSU Nashville, TN 37203 •Beta Pi 29115

COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Beta Delta (South Carolina State - #48) Ernest Yarborough (S) Box 1954. SCSC Orangeburg.SC 29117 Gamma Gamma (Allen U - #69) No Report •Gamma Pi (Benedict College - #81) Arthur L Edmunds (S) Evans Apts - #F2 Benedict College Columbia, SC 29204

(Lane College - # 5 9 ) Randall Campbell ( P ) 200 Hayes Avenue Jackson, TN 38301 Gamma Omicron (Knoxville College - #80) No Report Eta Phi (UT Chattanooga -


No Report Theta Pi (Austin Peay State U - #390) No Report

The Sphinx / Fall 1980

Kappa Eta (Memphis Slate U - #426) John D. Calhoun (VP) 4158 Ramwood - #3 Memphis. I N 38116 'Kappa Theta (VanrJerbilt U - #427) Michael Terry ( P ) P. 0 Box 3269 B Nashville. TN 37235 Kappa Xi (Middle lennessee State - #432) Foster Anthony, Jr. (P) Box 655 MTSU Murlieesboio. TN 37132 Hi M i (UT-Martm-#443) Timothy I. Taylor (CS) P.O.Box 121 U of Tennessee at Martin Martin. TN 38238 * M u lota (U of Tennessee - #450) AlvenL Whiting ( P ) 1810 Lake Avenue Knoxvillc, TN 37916 •Nutta (Christian Brothers Coll. - #470) Albert L Sweet, Jr. (CS) 596 Byron Memphis. TN 38109 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Tan Lambda ( N a s h v i l l e - #118) Wilson Q. Welch. Jr. (CS) P. 0 Box 5646 Nashville. TN 37208 'Psi Lambda (Chattanooga - #122) Archie Taylor ( P ) 841 Oak Street Chattanooga. TN 37403 Alpha Delta Lambda (Memphis - # 1 2 6 ) Melvyn M Toggle (P) Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter P. O Box 1905 Memphis, TN 38101 'Alpha Mu Lambda (Knoxville - # 1 3 3 ) Edward O. Hill (CS) 2643 Linden Avenue Knoxville, TN 37914 Beta Upsilon Lambda (Jackson - # 1 6 3 ) No Report Kappa Zeta Lambda (Clarksville - #529) Arnold E Myeis (S) 2713 Wien Road Brrchwood Estates Ft Campbell, KV 42223 Mu Nu Lambda (Kmgsport - # 5 5 7 )

LOUISIANA Director Charles H. Johnson 202 Mays Drive Monroe, LA 71201 COLLEGE CHAPTERS 'Beta Sigma (Southern U - # 6 1 ) James C Prestage (CS) P 0. Box 9929 Southern University Baton Rouge, LA 70813 Beta Tau (Xaviei U - #62) No Repoit •Beta Phi (Dlllard U - #64) Kednck lason (S) P O Box 690 Dlllard University New Orleans. LA 70122 Delta Sigma (GramblingU - #304) Michael C Goudeau (S) Grambling State University P 0 Box 200 Grambling. LA 71245 Epsilon Upsilon (SUNO - #328) No Report Zeta Xi (USL - #344) Michael Broussard (P) 116 Holly Street Lalayette LA 70501 'Eta Kappa (Louisiana Tech U - # 3 6 3 ) DonP Johnson ( P ) 5497 Tech Station Ruston. LA 71272 Eta Chi (Northeast Louisiana - #374) No Report Theta Theta


(U of New Orleans - # 3 9 5 ) Larry D. Butler (?) P O Box 1410 New Orleans, LA 70122 Theta Chi (Northwestern State U Keith Epps (CS) Kappa Mu

Director Robert Jones 1413 l i e Circle, South Blylheville, AR 72315 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Chi (Philander Smith College No Report Gamma Delta


(U of Ark at Pine Bluff Hubert L Brown (P) P 0 Box 155 - U A P B Pine Bluff, AR 71601 * T h e U Kappa


(Henderson State Coll Paul Robinson (P) Box 1402


Arkadelphia. AR 71923 Theta Upsilon (Arkansas State U - #394) Herbert Versie(P) P O Box 380 State University, AR 72467 Theta Psi (U of Central Arkansas - # 3 9 7 ) Daryl Arbor (S) UCA. Box 646 Conway, AR 72032 'Kappa lota (Southern Arkansas U - #428) Glen E Hawkins ( P ) SAU. Box 823 Magnolia. AR 71753 Kappa Kappa (U of Arkansas - #429) Johnnie L Booth (P) 836 Fairview Stieet Fayetteville. AR 72701 Kappa Psi (UA Little Rock - #441)


No Repoit ALUMNI CHAPTERS Pi Lambda (Little Rock - #115) Lucious Powell (P) 6400 Shirley Drive Little Rock, AR 72204


(Nicholls State U - # 4 3 0 ) No Report Kappa Nu (Southeastern Louisiana - #431) No Repoit Nu Psi (Louisiana State U - #485) David Henley ( P ) Nu Psi Chapter P 0 Box 20470 - LSU Baton Rouge, LA 70893 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Sigma Lambda ( N e w O i l e a n s - #117) Desmond M Abies (S) 4634 Francis Drive New Orleans, LA 70126 Beta lota Lambda (Baton Rouge - # 1 5 3 ) Henry J Bellaire(P) Southern Branch P O Box 9564 Baton Rouge, LA 70813 'Delta Upsilon Lambda (Shreveporl - # 2 0 8 ) James C. Leary (T) 2961 Looney Street Shteveport, LA 71103 Epsilon Kappa Lambda (Grambling - #221) Roy B Moss(P) P 0 Drawer 604 Grambling. LA 71245 Epsilon Psi Lambda (Alexandria - # 2 3 3 ) LouisH Roberts(P) 3613 10th Stieet Alexandria. U 71301 Zeta Chi Lambda (Bogalusa - # 2 5 4 ) No Report 'Zeta Psi Lambda (Lake Charles - #255) Robert Boxie. Jr (CS) P 0 Box 1102 Lake Charles, LA 70602 'Eta Gamma Lambda (lalayette - #258) Richard Tiavers (S) 443 LaSalle Stieet St Martinville, LA 70582

'Eta Delta Lambda (Monroe - #259) Tyree Pettis (CS) P. 0 . Box 815 Monioe. LA 71201 lota Xi Lambda (Opelousas - #514) Donald J Bush (T) P 0 Box 329 Opelousas, LA 70570 • Nu Alpha Lambda (Marrero - # 5 6 8 ) Sam J Smith, Jr, ( P ) 2504 Taffy Drive Marrero, LA 70072 ' N u Theta Lambda (St. Martinville - # 5 7 5 ) Lawerence M Abraham (T) 727 N College Street St Martinville. LA 70582

OKLAHOMA Director Tanzy B Lockridge P 0 Box 246 Boynton, OK 74422 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Kappa (Langston U - # 5 4 ) Carlos King (CS) P 0 Box 386 Langston, OK 73050 Epsilon Epsilon (Oklahoma Stale U - #314) Terry Salmon (S) 408 N, Washington Stillwater, OK 74074 'Zeta Zeta (U of Oklahoma - # 3 3 7 ) Bruce A Nolan (A) 1161 CBiloxi Noiman.OK 73071 'Zeta Sigma (Central State U - #348) Floyd W Ramsey B 26 East Hall Central State University Edmond, OK 73034 •Zeta Upsilon

(East Texas S l a t e - # 3 4 9 ) No Report •Zeta Chi (UT Arlington - #352) Thomas Hopson (P) Box 19193. UTA Station Arlington. TX 76019 •Eta Gamma (Prairie View - #356) Egbert Powell (CS) Box 2255 Prairie View A & M University Prairie View. TX 77445 Eta Epsilon (North Texas State - #358) Shadrick Bogany ( P )

TEXAS Director A L Mackey 6801 Williamette Austin. TX 78723 COLLEGE CHAPTERS 'Delia (Huston Trllotson College - #4) Allen W Brown. Jr. (P) Huston Tillotson College Austin. TX 78702 Alpha Sigma (Wiley U - #39) WilbertL Francis (P) 711 Rosebourgh Spring Road Marshall. TX 75670 Gamma Alpha (Texas College - # 6 7 ) Don Stephens (P) Texas College 2404 W Grand Avenue Tyler. TX 75701 'Delta Theta (Texas Southern U - #96) OavidL Jackson (P) TSU. Box 748 Houston, TX 77004

No Report Kappa Sigma Lambda (Killen - # 5 4 0 ) No Report Mu Rho Lambda (Longview - #561) No Report


Houston. TX 77004 Eta Upsilon (Texas Tech U - # 3 7 2 ) No Report



Box 2840, SHSU Huntsville. TX 77341 lota Kappa (Paul Quinn College - # 4 0 7 ) No Report ' I o t a Mu (SF Austin State U - #408) Odis Rhodes P O Box 1 3 0 1 7 - S F A Station Nacogdoches. TX 75962 lota Omicron (Southern Methodist U - #411) No Report Kappa Sigma (West Texas Stale - #436) No Report MuNu (Southwest Texas Stale - #453) Randle O. Howard ( P ) L B J Student Center SW Texas State University San Maicos. TX 78666 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Eta Lambda (Houston - # 1 2 9 ) Donald Bonnei (CS) 4602 Knottynold Lane Houston, TX 77053 'Alpha Sigma Lamda (Dallas - #139) Samuel L. Bates (S) P. 0. Box 26324 Dallas, TX 75226 'Beta Tau Lambda (Fl Worth - # 1 6 2 ) Wyman Wiggins (CS) 905 Green River Trail Ft, Worth, TX 76103 'Gamma Eta Lambda ( A u s t i n - #173) Allen M Johnson, Jr (CS) 9901 Mandeville Circle Austin. TX 78750 Gamma Pi Lambda (Galveston - # 1 8 1 ) P. E Poole (SI P 0 Box 668 LaMaique, TX 77568 Gamma Tau Lambda (Beaumont - #184) No Report Gamma Upsilon Lambda (Marshall - #185) S A Anderson ( P ) 114 Fishei Drive Marshall. TX 75670 'Delta Rho lambda (San Antonio - # 2 0 5 ) Brodes H Hartley. Jr. (P) P 0 Box 10071 San Antonio. TX 78210 'Epsilon Alpha Lambda (Tyler - #212) Timmy L Hasley(P) 510 N Paikdale Tyler, TX 75702


ARIZONA/UTAH NEVADA Director Felix Goodwin 7065 N Stardust Tucson, A2 85718 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Theta (U ol Arizona - # 3 3 9 ) No Report lota Upsilon (Utah State U - # 4 1 6 ) No Report • M u Eta (Arizona State U - #448) Herbert Stephens ( P ) 202 W Hermosa - #F204 Tempe. AZ 85282 ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Delta Tau Lambda (Phoenix - # 2 0 7 ) William Corbin(CS) 2401 W Cheeiy Lynn Road Phoenix. AZ 85015 Eta Psi Lambda (Tucson - # 2 7 7 ) No Report Theta Pi Lambda (Las Vegas - # 2 9 2 ) No Report

CALIFORNIA (Central) Director Eanrwin ("Earl") McCullar 3762 N.Cedar S t r e e t - # 1 1 3 Fresno. CA 93726 COLLEGE CHAPTER 'Epsilon Beta (Fresno S t a t e - # 3 1 1 ) Powell Brannon (P) 246 E Hawes Fresno, CA 93706 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Iota Nu Lambda (Fresno-#513) No Report 'Kappa Eta Lambda (Bakersfield - # 5 3 0 ) Donald Harris (S) 140 Donna Street Bakersfield, CA 93304

Director Theodore F Hayes 6001 Riverside Blvd. - #208 Saciamento. CA 95831 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta Eta (U C Davis - # 3 8 2 ) Vincent G Hayes (P) 5 City Court Sacramento, CA 95833 •NuChi (U of the Pacific - # 4 8 4 ) Vincent Orange (P) 3939 Pershing Avenue - #76) Stockton, CA 95207 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Beta Lambda (Sacramento - # 2 3 5 ) Herman A, Sanders (P) 1128 Weber Way Sacramento. CA 95822 ' N u Beta Lambda (Stockton - #569) Nu Beta Lambda Chapter P 0 Box 9301 Stockton. CA 95208

CALIFORNIA (San Diego) Director Rufus Dewitt 4937 Dafter Drive San Diego. CA 92041 COLLEGE CHAPTER 'Eta Sigma (Metro San D i e g o - # 3 7 0 ) Reginald Davis 4420 49th S t r e e t - A p t . #1 San Diego. CA 92118 ALUMNI CHAPTER Zeta Sigma Lambda (San Diego - # 2 5 0 ) Sam Thomas (VP) 7594 Careybrook Lane San Diego. CA 92114

CALIFORNIA (Southern) Director William Dalley 1459 West 45th Street Los Angeles. CA 9 0 0 6 2 COLLEGE CHAPTERS

CALIFORNIA (Northern) Director Joe C. Thomas 208 Chadwick Way Benicia. CA 9 4 5 1 0 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Epsilon (U C Berkeley - #27) No Report Delta Omicron (Stanford - #301)

Alpha Delta (USC - #26) Shannon Thurmond (P) 9305 7th Avenue Inglewood, CA 90305 Gamma Xi (UCLA - #79) Dave Alexander (CS) P 0 Box 491 308 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles. CA 90024 lota Chi (U of Redlands - #418)

Inactive 'Epsilon Mu

No Report •lota Psi

(San lose State U - #320) Ronald Cannon (P) 4567 Hamilton Ave - #1 San lose. CA 9 5 1 3 0 • N u Sigma (Stanford - #480) AsburyR Locked (P) P 0 Box 7110 Stanford. CA 94305

(California Polytechnic U Donald Simmons (P) P 0 Box 1742 Pomona. CA 91769 • M u Kappa

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Psi Lambda (Los A n g e l e s - # 1 6 6 ) Samuel W Oavis (RS) 6743 Thud Avenue Los Angeles. CA 90043 Eta Pi Lambda (Pasadena - # 2 7 0 ) Wallace Walker ( P ) 1521 E Mountain Street Pasadena, CA 91104 lota Zeta Lambda (Compton - #507) Mac Arthur Florence ( P I P 0 Box 9 0 6 9 2 Los Angeles. CA 9 0 0 0 9 Mu Xi Lambda (Rialto - # 5 5 8 ) No Report • M u Sigma Lambda (Culver City - # 5 6 2 ) James Hobby (P) 1253 S Masselm Los Angeles. CA 9 0 0 1 9

COLORADO Director Phillip Cochran 1165 Orexel Street Boulder, CO 80303 COLLEGE CHAPTER •Alpha lota (U of Colorado - #31) Jeffry L P. McDonald (S) 223 Cocked Hall - UC Boulder, CO 80310


Campus Activities - Box 103 University of Houston 4800 Calhoun

Theta Mu (Sam Houston State U William I Harrison (P)

Warner, OK 74469 'Zeta Gamma Lambda (Langston - #236) Raymond Johnson, II (S) 713 N. 24th West Avenue Tulsa OK 74127 Eta Xi Lambda (LawtonFt Sill - # 2 6 8 ) Theodoie J Freeman (P) P 0 Box 2233 Lawton.OK 73502

No Report 'Kappa Alpha Lambda (Monterey - # 5 2 4 ) Al Glover ( P ) P.O. Box 1128 Seaside, CA 93955 Kappa Omicron Lambda (Valleio - #537) Noah L. Davis (S) 4765 Georgia Street Valleio, CA 94590

No Report Kappa Gamma Lambda (Texarkana - # 5 2 6 )

Eta Mu Chapter

No Report Kappa Epsilon (Cameron U - #424)

Boley. OK 74829 Beta Eta Lambda (Oklahoma C i t y - # 1 5 1 ) Elton Matthews (P) P.O. Box 11105 Oklahoma City, OK 73136 'Beta Chi Lambda (Muskogee - #165) limmie L White, tr (S) Box 26

ALUMNI CHAPTERS 'Gamma Phi Lambda (Berkeley - #186) Capers G . B r a d h a m ( P ) P 0 Box 3238 Berkeley. CA 94703 •Gamma Chi Lambda (San Francisco - #187) William Hunter (CS) 255 Urbano Drive San Francisco. CA 94127 Eta Sigma Lambda (San Jose - # 2 7 2 ) Charles McChnton (VP) 3388 Whitman Way San Jose. CA 9 5 1 3 2 Theta Beta Lambda (Oakland - # 2 7 9 )

No Report 'Eta Upsilon Lambda (Odessa - # 2 7 4 ) James Bradford (CS) 1315 E.Parker Street Midland. TX 79701 Theta Delta Lambda (El P a s o - # 2 8 1 ) Carl D. Langston (S) 11104 C Vista Lago Place El Paso, TX 79936 Theta Kappa Lambda (Lubbock - #287

Box 5493. NT Station Denton. TX 76203 •EtaMu (U ol Houston - #364)

Eta Psi (Texas Christian U - # 3 7 5 ) No Report

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Tau Lambda (Tulsa-#140) Percy Perry. Jr (S) P.0 6ox6152 Tulsa, OK 74106 Beta Epsilon Lambda (Boley - # 1 4 9 ) L G Ashley Box 247

(San Francisco - #701) Joe C Thomas 208 Chadwick Way Benicia. CA 94510

No Report Zeta Tau Lambda (Amanllo-#251)

426 B, Barry Hall. U of Tx. at El Paso El Paso, TX 79968 Zeta Tau

Theta Alpha (Jams Christian College No Report

-Xi Pi (Hayward - # 7 0 0 ) Joe C. Thomas 208 Chadwick Way Benicia, CA 94510 Xi Rho

Epsilon Epsilon Lambda (Waco - #216) Mason Yarbrough (VP) P 0 Box 1405 Waco, TX 76703 Epsilon Tau Lambda (Prairie View - #229) Jiles P Daniels ( P ) P 0 Box 2241 Prairie View. TX 77445 Epsilon Phi Lambda (Port A r t h u r - # 2 3 1 )

Epsilon Gamma (Bishop College - # 3 1 2 ) Marvis P. May 1611 Bonnieview Road Dallas. TX 75203 Epsilon lota (U ol Texas - # 3 1 8 ) No Report 'Epsilon Rho (Lamar Tech - #325) Edmund J. Petry ( P ) 3670 Usan Street Beaumont. TX 77705 Epsilon Sigma (St Mary's U - # 3 2 6 ) No Report •Zeta Kappa (LIT El P a s o - #341) Winston E Watkms, Jr. ( P )

(Northeastern State Coll - #350) Zeta Upsilon Chaptei Box 342, NSU Tahlequah, OK 74464 Eta Theta (East Central S t a t e - # 3 6 1 )

No Report

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'Delta Sigma Lambda (Pine Bluff - #206) Garland D. P u c k e t t ( P ) 3803 Adventure Pine Bluff. AR 71603 Theta Tau Lambda (Helena - #295) P W White, Sr. (P) Theta Tau Lambda Chapter Route 2 - Box 373 Lexa. AR 72355 Mu Omicron Lambda (Blylheville - #559) No Report


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ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Delta Psi Lambda (Denver - # 2 1 1 ) Phillip Cochran (CS) P. 0 Box 2975 Denver. CO 80201 lota Omicron Lambda (Colorado Springs # 5 1 5 ) No Report Mu Upsilon Lambda (Boulder - #564) Walter A Roberts. Jr, (S) P . 0 Box 2158 Boulder. CO 80306

HAWAII Director C. Edward Singer 410 Magellan S t r e e t - A p t 908 Honolulu, HI 96813 ALUMNI CHAPTER Mu Beta Lambda (Honolulu - # 5 4 7 ) DanC Matthews (P) 92557 Uhiuala Street Ewa Beach, HI 96706

NEW MEXICO Director Boyd Jackson 1305 Evelyn Court, NE Albuquerque. NM 87112 ALUMNI CHAPTER lota Psi Lambda (Albuquerque - #523) Guy 0 Walton (P) P 0 Box 5435 Albuquerque. NM 87115

WASHINGTON OREGON Director Herbert Starke 15013 SE 171st Street Renton, WA 98055 COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Alpha Xi (U of Washington - # 3 5 ) Bruce A Harrell(P) 830 16th Avenue Seattle. WA 98122 Beta Psi (U of Oregon - # 6 6 ) Inactive •lota Tau (Eastern Washington U Charles 8. Minor (Adv.) 419 5th Street Cheney, WA 99004


ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Zeta Lambda (Portland - # 2 1 7 ) No Report Zeta Pi Lambda (Seattle - #248) Ralph Bayard ( P ) 8243 South 121st Street Seattle, WA 98178 •lota Mu Lambda (Tacoma - # 5 1 2 ) Joseph Peyton. Jr. (S) Box 171 - Fern Hill Station Tacoma. WA 98412 Nu Epsilon Lambda (Richland - # 5 7 2 ) Clarence ). Ward (S) P 0. Box 1239 Richland. WA 99352 Nu Zeta Lambda (Anchorage - # 5 7 3 ) Frederick D Johnson (P) 400 West 76th St. - # 2 1 0 Anchorage AK 9 9 5 0 2

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