ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
UEPOHT OF THE I'RESIPEXT
May 1>!», 10.15
(roiitiinu'd from page 1)
are paying more than ever before, but we have not
been able to overcome the handicap of a constantly
diminishing appro])riation and the increased cost
of food, fuel and other supplies. We feel that the
survival and proper maintenance of St. Augustine’s,
our one Church College for Xegro youth and our
oldest Institution for his training, is of vital im
portance to the future of our Church work among
the K’cgro population of tliis whole land. Coming
as they do from every section of the Nation and
going out in every direction the students who leave
hero will exert a widesjiread and jiermanent in
fluence upon our Church life. A long range
vision and y)rogram for the develo])ment of our
(’hurch work among the !Xegro ]>o])ulation in every
section of the country would certainly suggest the
strategic importance of the various ty]>es of leader-
shi)) that may be developed here at the college in
connection with its educational program. We feel
that the ])resent inadequate sup])ort that the col
lege is receiving is not only handicapping the
work now but is endangering the future of the
educational and religious program of our Church.
We appeal for an increased support from the
National Church and from the Dioceses most
closely associated with our Avork. TIk* Diocese
of North C'arolina has recently voted to increase
its budget ap])roj)riation to our work. The Diocese
of East Carolina has for tlie first time taken steps
to include in its budget an item for the su]>])ort of
the College. • We are grateful for all this. We
sincercdy hope that the a]i])ropriation from the
National Church through the American Church
Institute for Negroes will soon be restored to a
more adequate basis. In former times the Israelites
found it im])ossible to make bricks without straw.
In our efforts to develo]i a substantial work at
this college we cannot do better than they.
We wish to acknowledge with gratitude the gift
from the (leneral Education Board which is mak
ing it ])ossibl(^ for one of our teachers to take a
year of graduate study and also for the aid from
tlie Slatei' Fund toward the salaries of two teachers.
St. Ahnks II(Tspital
St. Agnes Hospital with its Training School
for Nurses is recognized as one of the leading in
stitutions of its kind in the entire United States.
It rec((iv>s the commendation of such agencies as
th(^ Anic’rican (’ollege of Surgeons, the American
Medical Society, the Duke Endowment and the
Rosenwald Fund. It is making a significant con
tribution to jirevention and relief of suffering
among our Negro peoj)le. During tin? ))ast year
there have been about 20,000 hosj)ital days, about
1,000 bed ])atients and over 1,300 out-patients. A
total of about 800 ojierations have been performed.
The continued help of the Duke Endowment and
the sympathetic interest of its Director, Dr- Ran
kin, are gratefully acknowledged.
The Bis nor Tuttle SrirooL
The Eisho]) Tuttle Training School for young
women who are ]>reparing to enter the field of
Social Service or Church Work is maintained as
a special project of the National Woman’s Aux
iliary. It has already sent out into the field of
]>ublic Avelfare many of its graduates who have
been of greatest service to their people in these
days of economic distress. It is to be hoped that
as time goes on more j)ositions will be developed
for them in the field of definite Church activities.
Connected with the school as a kind of a clinic is
the Tuttle Community Center where an active pro
gram of Community activities for children, young
peojile and adults is being conducted under a
trained worker among about 2,000 peojjle. The
I'uttlo School has increased its enrollment this
year and has under consideration further plans for
expansion and thoroughly deserves our interest
We invite our Church ])eople to visit St. Augus
tine’s and become acquainted with the work of all
of its departments. Sym])athy and personal con
tact will encourage those engaged in the work and,
we hojie, arouse the interest of jiuiny who are now
uninformed about it.
EDGAR II. GOOLD, President.
Among those attending the commencement ex
ercises were: Rev. Henry (i. Lane, rector of St.
Clark’s Church, Richmond, Va.; Rev. George M.
I’laskett, rector of the Church of the Epiphany,
Orange, N. ,1., and Rev. Samuel W. Grice, rector
of St. Cyi)rian’s Church, New York City. All
are members of the Board of Trustees.
Among the guest })reachers occupying the
Chajiel ])ul])it since the last issue of the Record
were Rev. George ^1. IMaskett, Rev. J. E. Brown,
of E])i])hany Church, Spartaid)urg, S. C.; Rev.
Junius L. Tjiylor, D.D., of St. Philip’s Church,
Richmond, Va., and Rev. John W. Ilerritage, I).I).,
of St. Michael and All Angels' Church, Charlotte,
(’a])tain B. Frank ^loujitford, of the Church
Army, visited us in ^lay, and spoke at a chapel