North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XXXIX
No. 3
At tlie recent annual meeting of tlie Southern
Association of Colleges held in Nasliville, Tenn.,
the college work at St. Augustine’s Ealeigh, IT. C.,
was voted recognition so that its graduates will be
approved for graduate study in universities and
professional schools throughout the country.
While the college has still steps to take in oidei
to meet in full the highest standards of the Asso
ciation and thus receive an “A” rating from it,
this recognition is most gratifying to those w^o
are interested in the progress of St. Augustines.
The College has been accredited Class A by t e
I^orth Carolina State Department of Education
since it began granting degrees in 1931. A mem
ber of the graduating class of that year, Mi. •
Caldwell, has already received the Master of Arts
Degree at Columbia.
Our problem is to secure suitable students, cap
able, mentally and financially, of doing College
work. Graduation, even from an accredited High
School, does not always mean ability oi aptituc e
for College. Many students ask for reductions or
for enough work to pay practically all their ex
penses. The amount of work that they can o
and that is a real saving to the College is limite
There must be cash payment if the college is
pay its bills. Worthy students should prepare
well in advance to enter College by saving their
money and by trying to secure the interest an
help of others in their efforts. The College will
help as much as it can but cannot do it a .
Another problem is that of meeting the stan -
ards set by accrediting agencies as regar s men
bers of faculty, salaries, size of classes, teac img
load and library and science appropriations an
endowment. . ,
Our students come from all parts of the countrj
and from a variety of schools. It ,
to note that two girls, graduates of St. i n ip
.Junior College in Texas, entered this yeai.
They came all the way by bus. The ^^^lo
Woman’s Auxiliary is interested in helping them
to complete their College Course at St. Augu
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The Epiphany was observed as usual with the
beautiful and inspiring service which for many
years has marked that day at St. Augustine’s.
Above the altar an illuminated star, and on it a
single lighted taper, were the central objects in
the darkened church. The Song of the Wise Men
was the processional hymn, while three students
depicted the magi, presenting symbolical gifts be
fore the altar. Evening prayer followed, with an
address by President Goold on the meaning of the
symbolic service. An offering for world wide mis
sions was received. Then from the single lighted
candle the rector lit a taper; from that light there
quickly spread hundreds of small lights through
out the church, each individual receiving his light
from the taper of his neighbor on one side and
passing it to the one on the other side of him.
Then all passed out into the night with their
lights to the music of “Light of Light that
Shineth ”
The chapel was crowded with visitors. Over
the years, according to the president, the solemn
spiritual significance of the Epiphany Service to
the participants has increased measurably.
At the Christmas communion service held in
the chapel at 9 :00 A. M. two beautiful eucharistic
lights with apropriate candlesticks were dedicated
to the memory of the late Dr. Aaron Burtis Hun
ter for years principal and afterwards until his
death on July 12, 1933, honorary president of St.
Augustine’s. The lights, mounted on special sup
ports and in their massive sticks, reach beyond
the top of the reredos. The memorial was a pre
sentation of many close friends of Dr. Hunter,
both of the staff of the College and in the city.
That all might participate, part of the Christmas
offering was set aside as a contribution to the cost.
Eev. Edgar H. Goold in his sermon paid a
touching tribute to the life and character of the
late honorary president, saying that Light was a
singularly apin'opriate reminder of his honorable
and useful career. Mrs. Hunter was present and
took part in the service.

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