North Carolina Newspapers

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Volume XLiII
(X’TOKER-XOVEMliEIl, l!)3(i
No. 1
LIBRARY NOTES
Benson Library began this college year with
over 13,000 volumes on the shelves. Many library
books were purchased during the past year
through the aid of the General Education Board.
St. Agnes Hospital has made some important ad
ditions to the Medical Library which is a part oi
the general book collection.
The Library is grateful for gifts from various
sources, particularly the Church Periodical Club
and its branches. The Church Periodical Club has
never failed to respond to appeals for help and
this year replacements of reference books were
asked for. A member of the college faculty has
presented a copy of Henry 0. Tanner’s Disciples
at the Tomb” to the Library. We hope for similar
gifts. Kecreational reading needs to be encouraged
among the students. Books which can be used lor
this purpose are always needed. P. A. fe.
ST. AGNES HOSPITAL
Several changes have beeen made m recent
months in tlie personnel of the staff of St Agne
Hospital. Mrs. Mary Curtis, a graduate of Lynn
Hospital and Ohio ISTorthern University is serv
ing as director of the Nurse Iraming School in
the absence of Miss Ethel Young. Ihe latter is on
leave to study at Columbia University. Other new
members of the staff are, Miss Katie _ lompson,
day supervisor; ifiss Irene Pitt, historian; Miss
Johnnie Head, office assistant, and Mrs Aivie
Jackson, operating room supervisor. .U1 the new
members except Mrs. Curtis are products of bt.
Agnes Training School.
We print below a statement by Mrs. Ourtis,
who has had many years of experience in teaching
and nurse training. . • * j
“Having been in an indefinite way acquainted
with St. Augustine’s College and the activities of
cami)U8 life, and knowing much, tliroug i •
Worrall, of the work that has been done at St.
Agnes Hospital, I feel that my short stay at the
hospital has given me many viewponits on the
need and the great work being done for the people
who come in contact with St. Agues. _ _
The young women who come to receive a train
ing course in nursing have before theni a
and useful field, and the opportunities for then
usefulness are numberless. Appreciation o i
work being done for them and the effort to guide
them to high ideals should mean a great deal.
'riie world needs young men and women who ai e
not only sincere in their efforts, but also we pr
pared for the field they may choose to enter. Real
izing from day to day the wonderful privileges
granted to the young people on the campus _, and
feeling that upon their ardent spirit and sincere
worth so much depends, I cannot but be confident
of their future.
I have been greatly interested in the work that
is being done at the community center. As days
pass I trust I may know more of the work of the
student body.
With my contacts in the LEospital, I cannot re
frain from expressing my appreciation of the re
sults of the hard work and the deep interest mani
fested by Mrs. Worrall and her staff in the care
of the patients at St. Agnes.
The contacts on the “Campus”, and the courte
sies extended, have been deeply ajjpreciated, and
have left a very friendly feeling for St. Augus
tine’s and St. Agnes.”
FIRST IMPRESSIONS
By A Freshman
The early part of the morning, the part which
a poet might describe as pure, virginal daybreak,
always gives one a clear perspective of one’s sur
roundings. Such was my advantage wlien entering
the campus of St. Augustine’s College.
The leaves on the tall, sturdy trees were still,
as though they had not yet awakened. Flowery
perfumes pervaded the air; the lowly grass added
gay color to the already colorful scene. Then I
became aware of the fact that amid this exuber
ance of nature dwelt some things worldly. Tliis
did not spoil tlie scene but rather the many beauti
ful buildings seemed to prove that man can add to
nature by his own creations.
The Chapel proved to be the most interesting of
all the campus structures. I was soon to learn that
it w’as built by Bishop Delany and that there are
stones in the altar which actually came from the
Holy Land. The front entrance is built in the
style of the Old Anglican Church and the whole
building resembles a cross in shape. In the beauty
of the stained windows placed there in memoriam
of many of the school’s great benefactors I found
untold sermons.
By this time my curiosity had begun to demand,
“What type of student can fit into such an extra
ordinary atmosphere?” In a few' days my taste
of student life was an answer to that query—the
big, happy family air found in tlie Dining Hall
. . . the friendly but respected faculty . .
the large attendance at open forums . . . the
usual “hustle and bustle” to the Library and
classes . . . the profundity of early communion
service . . . the interest in football and other
sports—all w'as suggestive of the general charac
ter of the school as well as the student body.
Since study, recreation, p’oup friendliness, in
teresting classes, and religious life are elements
which should form a perfect collegiate existence
I declared, not like Caesar, “Veni, vidi, vici”, but
rather “I came, I saw and I knelt.”
    

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