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ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
BISHOP TUTTLE NEWS
Community Beacon Light—The Tuttle
“Firm as a rock it stands”—Tuttle Commuiiity
Center, in tlie northeast corner of Ilaleigli, on
Tarboro Eoad. About five years ago Dr. and
Mrs. A. 13. Hunter gave the ground and house that
tliere might bo a community center for the neigh
borhood. Since that time that which was merely
a house and a lot has become a “Paradise Castle”
to the “underprivileged” both far from and near
it. Daily, scores and sometimes hundreds of per
sons flock to the Center seeking its shelter from
the stress of various social ailments. It serves their
The work is so arranged that there is a special
program for every field of social work. Its re-
creatioti and settlement programs render service
to all ages (helping mothers to remodel wardrobes,
to turji father’s coats into pants for school-age
hoys, etc.). Girls are taught to make their own
dresses, clean, make and dye scarfs and other
household dainties and necessities for mother. A
small child has actually been completely, attrac
tively dressed, excluding footwear, for apj)roxi-
mately thirteen cents. With such economical, sav
ing instruction in a neighborhood, need any one
go without clothing? With the handicraft sug
gestions, workers’ homes have been made more
comfortable and beautiful.
Besides being an economic asset, the Center
endeavors to educate. It maintains a small library
which is generously })atronized by young and old;
some seeking facts, some seeking the pleasure of
reading; all obtaining knowledge in some way.
Thanks to broadminded and generous people this
library is growing. Helpful classes in leadership,
child development and good housekeeping have
been given; children as well as adults have been
taught to do things with their hands—mending,
painting old furniture, embroidering, making
lamps, etc. Some of this work is now on exhibit
at the Center.
The Center endeavors to teach the value of
play. I’lay being a goodly part of one’s everyday,
well rounded life, a variety of play apparatus and
implements is found here. Every ilay a large
grouj) of boys aiul girls come to play, properly
supervised and instructed. Singing, which is a
nuijor field of the whole program, is taught to
both young and old, and there are quartettes,
Before the Tuttle Conununity Center was estab
lished the poor underprivileged lived, or tried to
live, as best they might, ignorant of the small
things they could do to improve themselves and
their homes. Now most of them are learning.
The sick and shut-ins who long for a word of
light, now have that word. The undernourished
who had no way of getting a special diet ofttimes
necessary for their life, now may have that diet.
Mrs. Mary E. Carnage, the Director of the Cen
ter, is the able regulator of what I am proud to
say is “The Community Beacon Light.”—By a
student staff member.
(Continued £rom Page 3).
Rev. Everard W. Daniel, ’99, rector of St. Mat
thew’s, Church, Detroit, Mich., was the recipient
of an unusTial testimonial on the occasion of the
fifteenth anniversary of his rectorship there.
Among other features of the celebration was a
dinner attended by Bishop Page and others. Mr.
Birney W. Smith, Sr., father of one of our stud
ents, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Detroit Trihune in reporting the event said
“The Rev. Father Daniel came to the parish
at one of the most critical periods in its long
history, and has served the church longer than
any of its incumbents. . . . Ilis experience
of seventeen years as assistant at St. Philip’s
Church, in New York, fitted him for the hard
task ahead. He has added to St. Matthew’s
physical property, both in church furnishings
and in the well equipped parish house. . . .
His worth to the Diocese and the respect in
which he is held by his fellow clergymen is
shown by his election to the Diocesan Executive
“It is the hope of the parish and the city as a
whole that Father Daniel’s work may continue
here for many more years.”
Father Daniel has been active in civic and in
dustrial life, and is a member of the Board of
Trustees of the Jeannes Fund.
Rev. George M. Plaskett, ’05, rector of the
Church of the Epiphany, Orange, N. .1., was
honored by Lincoln University (Pa-) with the de
gree of Doctor of Divinity at Lincoln’s commence
ment exercises last June. Coming as a recogni
tion of the splendid work of Dr. Plaskett in his
parish and city, the honor reflects credit on St.
Augustine’s as well.
Miss Catherine A. Farrar, ’32, is employed by
the Works Progress Administration in New
Miss Eldora Stevens, ’Si, is teaching in Savan
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