ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
American Churcli Institute for Negroes and the
liev. 11. W. Patton, D.D., Director of the Ameri
can Church Institute for Negroes. There was
also a play by the Young People’s Group. This
Conference is made possible by the generous help
of the American Church Institute for Negroes in
collaboration with St. Augustine’s College.
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tial for the continuance of the work. During the
year there have been about 900 bed patients and
about 23,000 hospital days. 481 operations have
been performed. In spite of the hard times the
patients themselves paid about $14,000. St. Agnes
is recognized on all sides as in the front rank of
Negro hospitals and Nurses’ Training Schools.
Last Juno an out-patient clinic was opened in the
old Nurses’ Home, part of which had been re
modelled and equipped for that purpose. The
experiment has proved of real value to many
needy people. 761 patients, with a total of 1,844
visits, have been treated there in the past eleven
The greatest need of St. Agnes is a suitable en
dowment fund. $5,000 will endow a free bed.
$2,000 will endow a day, as the hospital is now
run. We ask the friends of the hospital to re
member its needs in their wills.
The Bishop Tuttle School
The Bishop Tuttle School for Church and Wel
fare Workers, maintained by the National
Woman’s Auxiliary, has had a capacity enroll
ment of students during the year. During the
past summer the top floor, which was not com
pleted when the building was erected, has been
finished so that more resident students can now
be accommodated. A Commxmity House in the
neighborhood, a gift of Mrs. A. B. Hunter, is
available for practice work by pupils of the
School who are doing an excellent work by their
services throughout the whole Raleigh district.
It is interesting to note that one of the grad
uates of this year is to become a Field Secretary
for the National Woman’s Auxiliary, while an
other has already received an appointment under
the United Thank Offering for work in South
EnoAU II. Goold, Presideni,
OUR ST. AUGUSTINE’S NEGRO LITERA
By One of the Members
One year ago our Negro Literature Club of St.
Augustine’s College, a branch of the Girls’ Friendly
Society, was in its embryo stage. At the beginning
of this school year we started out, an enthusiastic,
interested and lively group, all ready for work. We
decided to meet every Monday afternoon from four-
thirty until five-thirty o’clock.
Due to the fact that St. Augustine’s College is a
co-educational school, the Girls’ Friendly Society
heartily extended an invitation to the young men
of the institution to join with us in the reading of
Negro Literature. The young men responded whole
We have had lots of fun, reading various Negro
novels, and reporting on them, and discussing them
with the group. It is our intention to have a file of
cards of our opinions of the Negro novels we read,
and to place them in our club room for our benefit.
So far this year we have discussed “Black Man
hattan,” “Passing,” and “Mamba’s Daughters.” These
are comparatively new novels. In our club meetings
we never fail to mention the activities of Negroes,
in the various fields of endeavor, that we hear about
or read of in the current periodicals.
Every Monday afternoon we are seen climbing the
stairs to our club room in our new library. Why?
For the simple reason that we anticipate an hour of
pleasure and chuckles. We are reading “Green Pas
tures”, No one can imagine the fun we are having.
Several of our members have seen the play, and
others have read it lately. Yet they never tire of
coming to the meetings, for it is so much sport, tak
ing turns reading.
When we finish “Green Pastures” we anticipate
reading some of Countee Cullen’s and Langston
Hughes’ poetry. Perhaps this will inspire some of
our budding geniuses. We hope so.
In closing I might add that this Negro Literature
Club is entirely a student activity. It was organized
sponsored and is controlled by the students. Inci
dentally it is interesting to note that two members
of our College faculty voluntarily attend regularly,
and are deeply interested in the club and its activity.
We ever keep before us “Enter to learn,” and indeed
we have learned and hope to learn n\uch more.
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Tuesday, May 26, 6:00 P. M., Alumni Banquet
Tuesday, May 26, 8:00 P. it., Musical—“Re
demption,” a drama with music, adapted from
the novel “Thais.” Rendered by the Choral Club.
Wednesday, May 27, 10:00 A. M.—Annual