Volume XXXIX DECKMBER, —JAXUAliY, 1934 No. 3 ST. AUGUSTINE’S ACCREDITED BY SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION 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. EXCERPTS FROM A RECENT STAT^ MENT MADE BY PRESIDENT GOOLD 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 (Continued on Page 4) EPIPHANY SERVICE 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. MEMORIAL TO DR. HUNTER 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.