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ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
September 24tli marked the formal opening of
the seventieth annual session of St. Augustine’s
College, and as usual the College Chapel was the
scene of the official beginning of our academic
year. The President of our Board of Trustees,
Bishop Edwin A. Penick, could not be present,
but among the visitors who brought greetings
were, liev. J. McDowell Dick, rector of the
Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh, and a
member of the Board of Trustees; Rev. Heniy F.
Kloman, chaplain of St. Mary’s School, Raleigh,
and Dr. Edson G. Blackman, President of the
Alumni Association. On the Wednesday following,
the Bishop was present, and addressed the Chapel
assemblage in his usual impressive and thought-
Guest preachers who have appeared at Sunday
Chapel services this year include, Rev. 1. • o ^
son, rector of St. Cyprian’s Cihurch,^ ew ern,
li. C : Rev. G. H. Caution, rector of St. bteplien s.
Savannah, Ga., and Rev. Stephen B. Mackey, in
charge of the Church of the Epiphany, Summer
ville, S. C. Mr. Mackey is a graduate of St.
Augustine’s (1927) and of Lincoln University,
and the Philadelphia Divinity School.
Doan Charles II. Boyer i^absent on leave this
semester for the benefit of his l^alth.
he is recuperating in Tampa, Florida, from an
attack of illness following a strenuous comnienc
ment season, which included the celebration of his
fortieth anniversary as a member of the faculty
at St. Augustine’s, and the fortieth reunion of his
class at Yale. He also sustained the loss of his
eldest daughter, Mrs. Harriet Boyce, of Biirgaw,
N. C. Reports from Tampa, where Dean Boyer
and Mrs. Boyer are living, indicate that the Dean
is rapidly regaining his health, and may be ex
pected back to the campus so'on.
During the absence of Dean Boyer, Prof. R. L.
Lynch has been carrying along most of the duties
of dean. Miss Margaret Bugg, (A.B., Howard), a
member of the faculty of Washington High
School, Raleigh, is acting instructor of Greek.
Prof. Reginald L. Lynch, professor of French
and principal of the High School Department,
was awarded the degree of Master of Arts at the
Summer Convocation of Pennsylvania State Col
lege. The subject of his thesis, written entirely in
the French language, was, “Characteristics of t e
French Negro.” Prof. Lynch completed his course
requirements for the degree in four summer ses
sions. Other members of the faculty and staii
who qualified for degrees the past summer were
the Dean of Women, Mrs. Mabel M. Latham
(Columbia), and Miss Mary Elizabeth Johnston
(Oberlin), of the High School faculty.
The size and more especially the geographical
distribution of this year’s enrollment strikingly
emphasize the scope of the influence of St. Augus
tine’s. Our students come from twenty-four states
and the District of Columbia, the Yivgm Islands,
the British West Indies, and Quebec. Every south
ern state and every section of the countiy excep
the Pacific Coast are represented. More than halt
of the students come from beyond the boundaries
of I^orth Carolina. St. Augustine s is more and
more realizing her aim of serving t e woe
Church and the nation.
!New members of the college faculty are: James
R. Lawson, a graduate of Fisk University and the
University of Michigan (M. S.), who is teaching
physics and mathematics; Russell F. Houston, a
graduate (Mus. B.) of the University of Redlands,
California, who has charge of the music depart
ment; Miss Lydia Martin, who is a graduate of
Ohio State University and Western Reserve Uni
versity (M.A.). Miss Martin is serving in the
French Department in the absence of Miss Theo
dora Boyd, who is studying for the doctorate at
Radcliffe College. Miss Boyd is absent on leave
this year as a General Education Board fellow.
At the service on All Saints Day a chalice and
paten, the gift of Mrs. A. B. Hunter, were dedi
cated. The presentation was made in memory of
Rev. A. B. Hunter, D.D., late principal (1891-
1916) and honorary president (1916-1933).
Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Stier, representatives
of the student division of the Emergency Peace
Campaign, attended our evening chapel service
J^ovember 23, and Mrs. Stier spoke on the subject
of World Peace. Miss Roselyn Comer has also
visited us in the interest of the same movement,
and addressed a group of students. Miss Comer is
one of the southern field secretaries of the move
During the past summer President Goold
visited a number of JSTegro parishes, particularly
in jVcw York State and the Middle West. In ad
dition to short visits in Richmond, Virginia,
Washington, D. C., and Wew York City, his trip
included Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo in JS'ew
York State; Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michi
gan ; Chicago and Evanston, Illinois; St. Paul and
Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cincinnati and Glen
dale, Ohio. In spite of the intense heat that pre
vailed in certain sections he was able to make
numerous contacts with graduates and friends of
the college. He later attended the Clergy Confer
ence at Kanuga, l^orth Carolina.
President Goold and Professor Percy Young,
of the Education Department, represented St.
Augustine’s at the annual meeting of the Associa
tion of Colleges and Secondary Schools for
Xegroes, held at the Virginia State College for
JSTegroes, Petersburg, Virginia, November 12-13.
St. Augustine’s was represented at the twelfth
Conference of Church Workers Among Colored
People of the Province of Sewanee by Prof. C. D.
Halliburton. The conference was held at St. Paul’s
Church, Atlanta, Ga., of which Rev. Henry J. C.
Bowden, a St. Augustine’s graduate, is rector, Oc
tober 6, 7, and 8.