North Carolina Newspapers

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Published bi-monthly durinpr the Collefre year at Raleigh, N. C.,
in the interest of
St. Aui^ustine’s Collet?e, Rev. E. H. Goold, President
Entered at the postoffice in Raleivrh 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.
For wlijit kind of work is the Bishop I’uttle
School training? Its thirty-eight graduates are
doing many different kinds of work aecording to
the opportunities tluit have otfered. There is tliat
in the small southern town such as the i)lace
where we have a church building hut no resident
Negro i>riest. The work has the oversight of the
white clergyman of the town and has been de-
veloj)ed by a Negro layman and physician. Our
graduate has taken hold of all the ])roblems—the
Sunday School, its teachers, attendance, curricu-
luiri—the young people, their recreation aiul in
terests—the Woman’s Auxiliary and its oppor
tunities and educational feature's and relations to
“281.” She finds and ]>repares candidates for
Baptism and has demonstrated that her s))ccial
field is not “raising money.” She works with the
leaders of the other churches of the town and they
are finding that there art' ])ossibilitiea of coo])era-
tion. She secnn'd a small shanty oj)posite the
Church, had it cleaned and whitewashed, cleaned
uj) the yard, laid out a t('nnis court, collected some
books and magazines, and b('hold a “('omimuiity
We have another graduate in a small mid-west
city where a Church and ))arochial school are be
ing run with absolutely no e(piipment, a leaking
roof, one stove around which they huddle, no
supply of books or blackboards or mat('rials of
any kind. Another has just gone to work under a
(bounty Supervisor of Public W('lfare. She is to
begin with trying to bring children to school,
which will mean attacking every ])roblem of the
rural section—not only the need for food and
clothes but also the behavior and habits that are
tied up with the whole (juestion of children rtin-
ning wild. Remember this worker as she tries to
do tliis for the Stat(' in the sanu' way that she
would do it for tlu' (’luirch.
'i'hcs(' ar(' exanqili's of sonu' of the work, a far
cry from other positions in ])ublic wc'lfart' in such
cities as Newark, Washington, Louisville, St.
Louis, agenci('S that are the last word in efficient
management, and different again from the work
with girls in th(' Church Mission of Ilel]), and
from that in tiu' five State honuvs, in New Jt'rsey,
and Delaware, and Maryland, and Virginia, and
North ('arolina, from court work, and (’ounty
AVork and I'ravi'ller’s Aid. 'I'iiey are in South
Carolina under Archdeacon Baskervill and carry
ing the training and experience into hospital work,
school work and parish work. Eight have served
the Associated Charities in Washington for vary
ing lengths of time, and six the St. Louis Provi
dent Association.
With the quality of this work in mind and be
cause girls with these possibilities deserve the best
l)reparation they can be given, it is now a graduate
school, the entrance requirement a degree from a
standard college. In exceptional cases only is less
than this accepted and then only wdien there is
also definite experience or training in some recog
nized social or religious agency.
What are they being trained for? We do not
know', but we watch them and study them and
pray that the two years here in the school may
indeed prepare them for the work that will be
given them to do. B. R.
'riiere set'ms little to record that is new about
St. Agues IIosi)ital since struggles to economize
more and more in the use of supplies, and to limit
j)urchases to absolute necessities are the same
things that most institutions are doing.
Our library—so much the gift of the C. P. C.—
has assumed the proportions of a real library and
next to our home is perhai>s the thing in which
we take most pride. It is here, surrounded by
r('ferencc books, that the nurses sjjcnd their study
Our resident j)hysiciau. Dr. W. F. Clark, com
pleted his fourth year September first, and much
to our gratification has opened an office in
Raleigh. This made it possible for him to receive
a staff ai)pointinent as assistant orthopedist, and
for him to continue some special pathological
work for the hosj>ital, that is very essential if we
would ket'j) our standing in the National Associa
1 have been collecting new spellings of “Agnes”
of which perhaj)s the most common are “Agness”
and “Aguest” and one, on a r(>cent letter one of
the more luicommon. ‘‘Aginiel.” The I’ost Office
I)c])artment always knows us, ai)])arently, for no
matter how weird the sj)elling or whether we
figure as a “Ho})tice” or a “Horse I’ittle” the let
ters reach us even though Raleigh nuiy be left off
or have become “Rawl” or “Ralijeh.”
On the (^uiet Day of Prayer, the llosjjital
(Miaj)el Avas constantly occupied as all of the
mirses and even an intern took periods for prayer.
One nurse asked for an early morning assignment
as on Armistice Day her family had always said
])rayers, fasting. I think all felt it a privilege to
join with the world in such an observance of the
ilay. F. A. W.

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