ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
Published bi-monthly during the College year at Raleigh, N. C..
in the interest of
St. Augustine’s College, Rev. E. H. Goold, President
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under the Act of March 3, 1879.
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in section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized April 11. 1921.
THE BISHOP TUTTLE SCHOOL
Our advertising tliis year has taken tlie form of
trij)s in the interest of tlie sclioolj and three of
tliem liavo opened up different angles of approach
to our various problems.
In Washington our six graduates took me to
their ofliccvs and agencies where they are in touch
with tlie great movements in Federal social work.
I talked with representatives of standards and
policies, and felt more determined than ever to
make this sc.hool worthy of its opportunities.
Canon Stokes gave a helping hand, and at a talk
in St. (ieorge’s Church I found interested people
in the Uev. Mr. Birch and his congregation. Our
girls also entertained me at a delightful luncheon
with Dean Slowe, two of their supervisors, Lt. L.
A. Oxley, the Rev. A. A. Birch, and the Rev. .T. E.
On a tri)) in Alabama and (Jeorgia anotlier side
was prominent. St. Mark’s, Birmingham, pre
sented an opening for a trained woman to work
among the large nuniher of their city students, at
'ru.skegee they are in need of a campus worker;
in Atlanta one* of our graduates could help the
Rev. Henry Bowden increase the usefulness of his
new ])arish lious(*. -Vs the first tri]) had bi ought
out the necessity of standards in professional
work, so this one showed the opportunities that
atr(‘t(di on every side for workers in Church and
school and community, and the possibility of so
placing them was discussed with IJishop McDowell
and Bisho]) Mikell. A little later, our social work
teacher, Miss Steven.son, talked to the students of
Virginia State College in I’otersburg, and to com
bined congregations in Richmond, where she also
had a most hel])fnl conference with Bisho])
'Pherc^ are two things of wliich the school is in
1—positions for work in the Church, and a
growing nundtt^r of stulents ready for tiaining to
that (Mid. Mis.s Lindley has suggested that Aux
iliary leaders can lielp, and I know the readers of
the St. Auhustink’s Recokd can, too. I find it
haril to believe that the Church will let sli]) such
workers trained to do the very things so urgently
ne(!(led on (svery side. There are sev(‘ral grad
uates, now with the added benefit of experience,
who would gladly take such positions, and two
present appointments especially illustrate what
that work can be—besides the work also being
carried on by Miss Ludie "Willis at Phillips Brooks
Memorial Chapel in Philadelphia; Miss Inez Mid
dleton at Christ Church, Forrest City, Arkansas,
and Miss Esther Brown as a Field Worker of
the Auxiliary. Roberta Lassiter has just gone to
Fort Valley, where she is working out the help a
trained worker can be between the school and the
homo, and on the campus. Miss Ada Speight in
Ilawkinsville, Georgia, has beautified the Church
grounds with grass and shrubs and helped raise
the order of the services, built up a Sunday school
f)f seventy, bought a house and lot, and remodeled
the little shanty into a parish house and com-
niunity center. The property is now in the hands
of the trustees of the diocese, and when I asked her
what it had cost the diocese she answered, “Not
'I’ho traditional Epiphany Service is looked for
ward to by many as the most impressive and lovely
of the church feasts here at St. Augustine’s. Every
year a large luimber of visitors and friends from
the city .join us in the “Feast of Lights.” Over
the years, it is believed, the spiritual significance
of the symbolic parts of the service has reached
more and more those who take part in it.
Above the altar the illuminated star shone. At
the head of the procession walked three characters
rej)resenting the magi, while the choir followed,
joining in the chorus of “^\ e 1 hree Kings.” Upon
arriving in the chancel, each wise man presented
his gift before the altar, singing his verse of the
carol. Then followed evening prayer, with a
sermon by President Goold. After the offering
for missions had hwn received and tapers dis
tributed, all lights, including the star, were ex
tinguished, except the one candle on the altar.
From this single light, the light was passed on to
ev(*ry worshi}>]>ei, from one to his neighboi, until
the chapel glowed with the soft effulgence. As
the congregation passed out into the night the
lights glowed far and wide over the campus and
into tlie streets in the neighborhood. The service
closed with this beautiful symbol of the spread of
tlie gospel’s light.
Charles Edward Boyer, ’23, has just been ap
pointed director of Xegro activities of the Na
tional Youth Administration in the State of
North Carolina. Mr. Boyer, the son of our Dean
Charles II. Boyer, is a graduate of Morehouse
(^ollege, and of the Atlanta School of Social Work.