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At the Alumni banquet held during the Com
mencement season an attractive desk and chair
were presented to Dean Boyer who is this year
complcjting thirty-five years of service at St.
Augustine’s. At the Commencement Exercises a
beautiful gold watch was given him by a repre
sentative of a group of citizens in Kaleigh.
Mrs. Mabel Cornelison Latham, Matron and
Dean of Women, who is this year completing
twenty-five years of service at St. Augustine’s,
was presented with a set of silver, and Miss Agnes
Elmendorf, who is retiring after twenty years of
devoted service, w'as recently given a beautifully
bound Prayer Book and Hymnal by her co-w’ork-
ers on the Staff.
The annual St. Augustine’s Conference was
held June 2-6 with an attendance of about 100
Xegro clergy and Church workers from all parts
of the South, some coming from as far distant
points as Arkansas and Southern Florida. The
Conference opened with an inspiring talk by
Bishop Penick, Co-adjutor Bishop of North
Carolina, on the proposed teaching mission in the
Province of Sewanee. Classes were conducted by
the Rev. Gardiner L. Tucker, D.D., Executive
Secretary of the Department of Religious Educa
tion of the Province of Sewanee, on “Religious
Education”; by Miss Esther V. Brown, a newly
appointed Field Secretary of the Woman’s Aux-
JOSl CoLLKGE Graduating Class and Dean Boyer
Mr. Lewis B. Franklin, Vice-President and
Treasurer of the I^ational Council, recently of
fered three prizes for the best essay on Aggrey
of Africa,” written by students in the High
School, Normal and Junior College Departments
of Institutions affiliated with the American
Church Institute for Negroes. The second prize
of $25.00 was won by Lemuel E. Graves, Jr., of
the Freshman Class at St. Augustine’s.
The Rev. J. Alvin Russell, of St. Paul School,
Lawrenceville, Virginia, was the College preacher
on Sunday, May I7th.
The Barber Prize Speaking prize was won this
year by Miss Editli Thompson, of the Junior
Glass in the College. William Clark, of the
Sophomore Class received honorable mention.
iliary, on “Young People’s Work”; by Rev. W. B.
Crittenden, D.D., General Secretary of the Field
Department of the National Council, on “The
Church’s Program”; by Rev. Alfred S. Lawrence,
Rector of the Church of the Holy Cross, Chapel
Hill, N. C., on “Preparation for Preaching”; by
Rev. B. AV. Harris, Rector of Grace Church,
Norfolk, Va., on “Parish Problems”; by Miss
Edith Steele, Bishop Tuttle School, on “Young
People’s Work”; by Miss Edna E. Beardsley,
Assistant Secretary of the National Woman’s
Auxiliary, on the “Woman’s Auxiliary”; by Mr.
L. T. Caldwell on “Church Music”, and by Miss
J. E. Guernsey, History Department, St. Augus
tine’s College, on “Church Art”. Evening meet
ings were addressed by Miss Edna B. Beardsley,
Miss Esther Brown, the Rev. Gardiner L. Tucker,
D.D., ^Ir. Wallace Battle, Field Agent of the

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