2 ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
Published bi-monthly during: the CoUefire year at Raleisrh, N. C.,
in the interest of
St. Augustine’s College, Rev. E. H. Goold, President
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In section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized April 11, 1921.
Mary L. Gates
Misa Mary L. Gates, for many years a faithful
and beloved worker at St. Augustine’s, passed
away at her home in Montgomery, Vermont, Oc
tober 14, after a brief illness.
Miss Gates came to St. Augustine’s in 1910,
and retired in 1935. She returned during the win
ter of 1935-1936, however, living with Mrs. Hun
ter, and assisting in the cashier’s office. She was
expecting to repeat her visit this winter.
For many years before she came to St. Augus
tine’s School, Miss Gates had taught in the Nor
mal School of her native state, Vermont. Coming
South only to spend the winter, she became greatly
interested in the work at St. Augustine’s, and
remained to cast her lot here. As a worker she
was efficient and devoted. In her dealings with the
students in her capacity as cashier and assistant
to the treasurer she did much to inspire in a quiet
way a sense of punctuality and responsibility. She
was quietly but effectively active in all the
spiritual life of the campus, and unobtrusively
aided many people in the neighborhood. The
beautiful processional cross and the lectern Bible
were given jointly by Miss Gates and a friend.
Her life and character wielded a profound in-
fiuence for good wherever she was known.
The funeral services were attended by Miss
Pearl Snodgrass, of our staff.—C. D. II.
L. Thaddeus Caldwell
Prof. L. Thaddeus Caldwell, for several years
director of music at St. Augustine’s, died June 11.
Mr. Caldwell came to St. Augustine’s as a student,
and assumed the duties of director of music before
his graduation, in the first college class, in 1931.
Under his direction the Choral Club built up a
high reputation. The choir was enlarged, and
many improvements were made in the music de
partment, including the addition of college courses
in the fine arts.
During the absence on leave of Miss Snodgrass,
Prof. Caldwell taught the course in Biblical litera
ture. He was active in the life of the College and
the Church, and was counsellor to the Brother
hood of Saint Andrew. The deep religious nature
of the Christmas and Easter musical programs
and the commencement drama, as well as the regu
lar chapel music, were to a great degree a reflec
tion of the character and personality of Prof.
Prof. Caldwell was born in Raleigh, but his
family removed to Jacksonville, Fla., during his
childhood. He was a graduate of St. Paul’s School
and St. Augustine’s, and was the first graduate of
our college course to earn a graduate degree, re
ceiving the M.A. degree from Columbia University
in 1933. He had to a remarkable degree the
faculty of winning the respect and affection of
those among whom he lived and worked; and by
his devotion and conscientiousness set a worthy
example.—C. D. H.
NOTES ON THE BISHOP TUTTLE SCHOOL
If growth and change from within are evidences
of life, and scientists say that they are, then the
Bishop Tuttle School is a vital institution. Al
though the School is itself no longer an experi
ment, it is not yielding to the temptation which
such a settled estate presents: the temptation to
go on being each year just what it was the year
The size of the student group—usually twelve
to sixteen; ten this year—makes it possible for
the School to do each year that which will best
serve the interests of the present students. And at
the same time the long-time welfare of the School
is provided for in the School’s program toward
For membership in the American Association of
Schools of Sociul WorJc is now a definite goal of
the Bishop Tuttle School, and many of the changes
which are in progress are toward achieving this
goal. One of the most interesting of these changes
is the re-organization of the schedule to release
senior students from classroom work, the second
semester, to a full program of field work.
Students of both classes are doing the following
types of field work; family ease work, club leader
ship at the Community Center, at the city high
school, and on the campus, and church school
teaching. Although no extensive program of field
work in Institutional Management is provided,
field trips to various nearby institutions include
observation from this point of view.
Almost every year some graduate of the School
goes into an institution to work, either as a mana
ger or as some special worker, or in a combination
of both. Three of last year’s class are so engaged,
one in Philadelphia, and two at Marshallton,
Delaware. One is in medical social work in New
York, one in social work in Texas, and one is
enrolled in the School of Social Work and Re
ligious Ediication in Boston University. Two are,
according to the school’s last information, unem
Heretofore, girl children among the Tuttle
alumnae Avere looked upon with more favor than
were boy children—they were future Tuttlelon-
ians. But the recent advent of a Junior in the fam
ily of one of the alumnae has that same import
ance now—he is a prospective Tuttlelonian, for
the Bishop Tuttle School now admits men. This
year the School opens its doors for the first time
to day students—both men and women. This is
indeed a vital institution.—L. R. McK.