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SIXTY-NINTH SESSION LAUNCHED
Formal exercises opening the 69th annual ses
sion of St. Augustine’s College were held in the
College chapel, . . • with Et. Rev. Edwin A.
Penick, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of N"orth
Carolina and president of the Board of Trustees
of the college, delivering the principal address.
Among visitors present were: Mrs. A. B. Hunter,
widow of the late honorary president; Rev. J.
McDowell Dick, rector of the Church of the Good
Shepherd and member of the Board of Trustees;
Rev. Harvey A. Cox, priest-in-charge of St.
Saviour’s Chapel; and Rev. Henry Johnson, locum
tenens at Christ Church, Raleigh.
Messages were read by President Edgar H.
Cxoold from Rev. Milton A. Barber, S.T.D., form
erly rector of Christ Church, and for many years
a member of the Board of Trustees of the College,
and from Rev. George A. Fisher, rector of St.
Ambrose’s Church, who were unable to be present.
—From the Raleigh News and Observer,
A total of thirty-five dioceses contribute this
year to the student body, which shows a substan
tial increase numerically over last year. -Texas,
Louisiana, Colorado, Canada, the Virgin Islands,
and the British West Indies are some of the dis
tant points from which students have come to us.
Five of the Institute schools are represented by
graduates or former students; St. Marks, Voor-
hees, Fort Valley, Okolona, and St. Paul. Another
church school, St. Philip’s Junior Col ege, San
Antonio, Texas, is also represented. About one-
half of the students are members of the Episcopal
REV. CYRIL E. BENTLEY PAYS VISIT
Rev. Cyril E. Bentley, Associate Director of
the American Church Institute for I^egro^, paid
a visit to the college on I^ovember 6 speaking at
the evening chapel service. Rev. Mr. Ben ey
brought greetings from some of the other Insti u e
schools visited on the tour which he was complet
ing. Later in the evening he attended a regular
meeting of the college faculty, and made a brie
The offering of Sunday, November 17, was do
nated to the Raleigh Community Chest. Mr.
Curtis Todd, a member of the local bar, made a
chapel talk in the interest of the Chest Campaign,
on the previous Friday. Mr. J. W. Holmes of
our staff, is an important member of the Com
munity Chest Committee.
Dr. Thomas Elsa Jones, president of Fisk Uni
versity, visited us and spoke at morning chapel
I^ovember 20. Among others who visited St.
Augustine’s while attending an educational con
ference held at Shaw University were President
John Hope of Atlanta University, and Mr. George
Murphy, of the staff of the Baltimore Afro-
Rev. "W. Randolph Johnson, Adviser on N’egro
Affairs to the State Department of Public Wel
fare, was a recent speaker at a mid-week assembly.
A feature of the eleventh Conference of Church
Workers Among Colored People in the Province
of Sewanee, held in St. Ambrose’s Church, Ra
leigh, was a choral evening service conducted
by members of the conference in the chapel at
St. Augustine’s, with the college congregation in
attendance. Rev. John E. Culmer, rector of St.
xVgnes church, Miami, Fla., was the preacher;
Rev. J. Clyde Perry, ’12, was president, and
Rev. James K. Satterwhite, ’06, was secretary of
the conference. Rev. George A. Fisher was the host.
The Choral Club sang several numbers at a re
cent meeting of the Raleigh Music Club at Eden-
ton Street Methodist Church. The president of
the college followed the musical program with an
address. A group from the Choral Club also took
part in the celebration of the seventieth anniver
sary of Shaw University.
Rev. Walter H. Marshall, Chaplain of the Fort
Valley School, and a former student of St. Augus
tine’s, was guest preacher on Sunday, October
13th. Rev. Mr. Marshall was in the city attend
ing the Provincial Conference of Church Workers.
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