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ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
^usu£Stine’£S Eecorb
Published bi-monthly during the College year at
Raleigh, N. C., in the interest of St. Augustine’s
College, Kev. E. II, Gooi-d, President.
SUBSCBIPTION, 25 CENTS.
Entered at the postofflce in Raleigh as second-class
matter, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Acceptance for mailing at a special rate of postage
provided for In section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917,
authorized April 11, 1921.
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
(Extracts from The Raleigh Times)
Having attained to its majority of a four year
college, with the standard rating of tlie State De
partment of Education, which entitles its grad
uates to State high school teachers’ certificates,
St. Augustine’s College for Negroes Wednesday
conferred degrees on twelve graduates, and award
ed diplomas to twenty-nine high school graduates,
nine nurses of St. Agnes Hospital and ten grad
uates of the Bishop Tuttle School for religious
workers. The commencement address was de
livered by Dean Herbert E. Hawkes, of Columbia
University. President E. H. Goold presided at
the exercises.
A classmate of Dean Boyer of St. Augustine’s,
of tho class of 18!)C of Yalo University, Dean
Hawkes was presented by Dean Boyer. lie was
happy that the students of the college, the grad
uates and others might see in tho flesh, Dean
Boyer said, the man who through his text book
on advanced algebra has alarmed many of them
in the spirit.
Dean Hawkes brought tho greetings of other
members of the class to tho St. Augustine’s dean
and to tho graduating class a message on tho sub
ject of effective living and some of the elements
by which it may be attained, mentioning particu
larly the trinity of beauty, laughter and love,
which in their deeper significance must rest on a
confidence and faith in an all pervasive goodness
without which all else would be superficial.
Commencement Program
Beginning with the processional hymn, “All
Hail tho Power of Jesus Name,” the crecKl and
prayers, the exercises were continued with a
demonstration of tho home garden, by Nathan
(jlenn Perry; an address, “The High School: A
Laboratory for Citizenship,” by Wendell Erwin;
ii spiritual, “Listen to tho Lambs,” by the Choral
(/lub; a demonstration, “First Aid for Fractures,”
by Marie Elizabeth (Jary, (Caroline Ardelia
French, and Ilutli Louise Calhoun; a dialogue,
“Stretching the Family Income,” Esther Virginia
Brown and Lillie Mae Sanders; an address
“Music, a Power for Good,” Annie Mae Stallings;
a girls’ quartet, “From the Land of the Sky Blue
Waters” and a spiritual by the Choral Club, “No
body Knows de Trouble I’ve Seen.” The exercises
were concluded with the conferring of degrees and
awarding of diplomas and prizes and the reces
sional, the college hjTnn, with words and music
by William Augustine Perry of the class of 1902
of St. Augustine’s.
Address to Graduates
One of the most important results of education.
Dean Hawkes told the members of the graduating
class, is the ability to estimate results correctly,
to make right decisions as to the way leisure time
is to be spent, the books that one reads, a vote on
an important question, or a purchase to be made.
To estimate such results correctly knowledge is
necessary, but such knowledge is elemental com
pared to the ability necessary to estimate human
conduct and behaviour, ideals and man to man
behaviour, for there is no unit of leisure for good
ness or friendliness.
It ought to be true, the speaker said, that just
as an educated person can estimate matcirial
values more correctly, it ought to be possible for
them also to estimate human values with greater
clarity and correctness. It is easy to check up on
opinions of material values, but in estimating
human standards it is not so easy.
Some of the elements out of which happiness
and effective living may be attained he mentioned
as beauty, laughter and love, including as they
do a sense of proportion and harmony of line and
color; optimism and the ability to differ pleas
antly; self rcspect, altruism, friendship and the
deepest affections and attachments that man
knows.
Neither wealth nor position nor the lack of
them have an effect on these elements, but they
are dependent, the speaker said on fortitude and
courage, on truth and confidence and faith in an
all pervasive goodness that makes all else super
ficial.
Events of the Commencement Season
Friday, May 22, 8:00 P. ^[., Senior College
Class P]xercises.
Saturday, May 23, 8:00 P. M., Senior High
School Class Exercises.
Sunday, ^lay 24, 5:00 P. M., Baccalaureate
Sermon, by the Kcv. Charles A. Harrison, Hector
of St. Mark’s Church, Charleston, S. C.
Monday, ^lay 25, 8:00 P. M., the Dramatic
Club presented two one-act plays: “Thursday Eve
ning” by Christopher Morley, and “Ilidin’ the
(Joat” by May ililler.
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