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Old 12-27-2023, 01:45 PM
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Bro. Walter H. Mazyck, Alpha 1916

Bro. Walter Herbert Mazyck, Alpha Chapter, 1916 should be on a "Mount Rushmore" of Omega Psi Phi. He died ninety years ago in 1933 but his legacy lives on. He was a "lawyer, author, administrator, and poet. He faithfully served as National Secretary (Grand Keeper of Records & Seals), who was the first to write an account of the early years of the Fraternity entitled, "Omega's Infancy" published in seven installments from 1929-1933 in The Oracle, the Fraternity's official organ. Because of his contributions, the first Omega Psi Phi history book, written by Bro. Dr. Herman Dreer, was dedicated to him in 1939. Bro. Mazyck epitomized the ideals of the Fraternity and adherence to the Brotherhood.

Members versus Men
“The Greek-Letter Societies among our group appear to have entered into a period of mad competition for obtaining members. Scarcely a student on the college campus but wears a pledge pin or a fraternity pin. Are the fraternities forgetting their original high standards? Can it be said that every man who enters college is of Fraternity material? If in any place, Omega has entered this mad race for members, pause and consider. The value of our Fraternity is not in numbers, but in men, in real brotherhood. Eight men thoroughly immersed in the true Omega spirit are far greater assets than eighty with lukewarm enthusiasm. If any chapter has reached the maximum in numbers for efficient work and brotherly cooperation, let it initiate each year only a number of men equal to those leaving the chapter by way of graduation or otherwise. Men, real men of Omega caliber, strive for that which is most difficult of attainment. Keep Omega the most difficult Greek-letter Society in which to obtain membership and be assured that Omega material will never be found lacking.”
-Walter Herbert Mazyck (Alpha 1916), The Oracle, 1925

https://dcwritershomes.wdchumanities...lter-h-mazyck/


Hisory & Archives piece including Mazyck Memorial Issue of The Oracle, December 1933
https://3rddistrictques.org/history-...l-5-27-19-zee/
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