ilupgtine’s! Eecorb Volume XXXVIII DKCEMIJKB, 1933—T-KBKUAUY, Xo. 3 DEATH OF BISHOP CHESHIRE St. Augustine’s as well as the rest of North Carolina was saddened on December 27th by news of the death of Bishop Cheshire, beloved Bishop of the Diocese and since 1893 President of the Board of Trustees of the College. The following tribute to Bishop Cheshii'e was written by President Goold and published in the Dioce san paper, the (Carolina Churchman: On his eightieth birthday Bishop Cheshire was present at the dedication of the new dining hall and domestic science building erected at St. Augustine’s College and named in his honor. Gifts from many of his friends had helped to make this possible. At that time in the lobby of the building there was unveiled an excellent pic ture of the Bishop and below it a tablet with this inscription: THE CHESHIRE BUILDmG Erected in Honor of the Kt. Kev. Joski’ii B. Cheshire, D.D. For Many Years President of the Board of Trustees Staunch and Helpful Friend It was as a staunch and helpful friend that the good Bishop endeared himself to all who knew liim at the College. His interest in St. Augus tine’s and in its development was deep and gen uine. He was firmly and consistently behind every effort to raise its standards and increase its use fulness. He took a real pride in observing what ever progress was made. The confidence and af fection shown him by the Xegro pwple came as the result of their realization of his genuine in terest in their welfare. As President of the Board of Trustees he was always ready to give sound and well considere , advice when it was asked for but never attempte to interfere in matters which he did not consider within his province. Under his leadership the Trustees always maintained most harmonious relations with one another and with the College Administration. , In the College Chapel he confirmed hundreds of students who look upon him as theii Fat lei ill God. Hundreds of others received their diplomas at his hands on the Commencement stage. He could always be depended upon to be present if it was physically possible. Shortly before Christmas a member of our staff, well toward the front in a long waiting line at the local postofiice, saw him enter the building and offered him his place in the line. “No, no,” said the Bishop, “I have plenty of time. I can wait.” In his long and full life he indeed found time for the doing of many things for others; as for things for himself, he could aways wait. NORTH CAROLINA NEGRO COLLEGE CONFERENCE The North Carolina Negro College Conference met at St. Augustine’s College, Saturday, Janu ary 21st. The meetings were held in the lecture room of the college library. There were repre sentatives from Johnson C. Smith University, North Carolina College for Negroes, Bennett Col lege for Women, Shaw University, Scotia Junior College, Winston-Salem Teachers College, Eliza beth City State Teachers College, and Livingstone College. President Edgar H. Goold of St. Augus tine’s and several teachers of the institution were in attendance at both sessions. Two sessions were held. At the morning ses sion, wliich opened at 10:00 A. M., four papers, which represented e.xhaustive studies by the teachers who offered them, were read. The first “What Are the Minimum Essentials for Success in College,” was offered by Miss Pauline Newton, Professor of English at N. C. College for Negroes; the second, “Curriculum Adjustments,” by Mr. Bertram L. Woodruff, Professor of Eng lish at Johnson C. Smith University; the third, “Unique Practices in Examinations” was offered by Professor Maurice E. Thomasson, Department of Education, Johnson C. Smith University. In his absence the paper was read by Professor Long of Johnson C. Smith. The fourth paper, “Local Practices and Suggestions for Improvement in Examinations,” was offer^l by Miss Alice Taylor. Professor of Education, Bennett College for Women. At this session Dr. N. C. Newbold, Head of the Division of Negro Education for the State of North Carolina, addressed the Conference. His subject was College Education for Today and To morrow. At 12-30 the Conference adjourned for luncheon which was served in the college dining room. (Continued on Page 3) for alumni news see page 4

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