North Carolina Newspapers

!Miss Mary L. Gates, who was a beloved and
valuable member of tlie staff at fet. Aiigustiiie s
for twenty-five years, showed her deep apprecia
tion for the woi'k here by a generous bequest which
it is hoped w'ill be paid in full. To St. xVugus-
tine’s College she left $2,500, to St. Agnes Hos
pital $2,500, and to the Bishop Tuttle School
$1,500. We hope that such an example will
stimulate others to remember in their wills the
needs of our work. An adequate endowment fund
is one of the most urgent of them.
Dean Charles H. Boyer has returned to
Florida, for the winter, after spending the Christ-
mas season here. Ix^tters report that e is en
joying the sunshine, and is continually improving
in health.
Acting Dean Reginald L. Lynch and Prof.
Pf-rcv Young represented St. Augustine s at the
meeting of the I^orth Carolina Conference of
ISTegro Colleges, held at Livingstone College, in
Salisbury, January 30.
Mr. Frank A. Eoane, baritone, of Richmond,
Va., was presented January 29, in conn^tion
with the program series. Mr. Roane rendered
an excellent program, including German leider
an operatic aria from Verdi, and several J^egro
spirituals and folk songs. The program was en-
thnsiastically received. Mr. Ko^e was acco
panied at the piano by ifrs. Aldena W. DaM ,
also of Richmond.
Dr. Walter Cutter, assistant director the
North Carolina division of the National You
Administration, delivered the address at our
Cliapel services on Social Service un^ „roun
Cutter conducts a weekly forum
at St. Augustine’s, leading discussions on current
social problems. His unusual interest in St.
Augustine’s is dee])ly api«-eciated here.
An innovation in the mid-week assembly pro
grams was made recently when a “community
sing” was held. The experiment seemed to be
successful. Our students like to sing. Visitors
often comment on the heartiness of tlie singing
in the chapel services.
Prof. Arthur P. Cliippey and Prof. C. D. Halli
burton attended the diocesan meeting of the De
partment of Religious Education, held in Greens
boro, jS'. C., January 2G.
Several new students and a few others who
were not able to return at the beginning of the
first term, have arrived for the second semester.
Among them is a young man from Cuba, who has
entered primarily to improve his English, before
taking up the study of medicine in this country.
The Sunday offering of January 31 was do
nated to the Red Cross for flood relief.
The French Club, under the direction of Miss
Lydia J. Martin, teacher in the French Depart
ment, presented recently a play, entirely in the
French language. It was a highly creditable per
formance, and much enjoyed by tlie audience.
'rhe local branch of the Laymen’s League con
tributed to the diocesan League’s project lor
bringing Christmas cheer in the form of new toys
to the children of the Thompson Orphanage, a
diocesan institution located at Charlotte, . C. *
contribution was also made to the neighborhood
work, through the Bishop 1 uttle Agency.
“Institute Week” was observed witli talks in
chapel by some of our students who have at
tended other institute schools, including St. Paul,
Bishop Payne Divinity School, Okolona, and
Fort Valley. The offering of January 17, rep
resenting a real effort on the part of many, w'as
taken for the work of the American Church In
stitute for Negroes.
Dr. Robert P. Daniel, who a few months ago
was inaugurated as president of Shaw University,
was guest speaker at our Sunday Chapel service
on January 10.
The “Tuttle Agency” is a very real affair, car
ried on with all the routine of an office employing
case work methods of the best sort, and the or
ganization and system enabled the “staff” to do
a remarkable amount at Christmas with the
money given on the campus and from away, the
clothing collected, food, etc. Plans were made
with the clients, the mother and father wdien
possible, in reference to their resources; and the
students and Miss Stevenson w’orked desperately
hard. This plan relieved the Community Centre
from some of the pressure so that it could devote
itself to another side of the Christmas celebra
tion. Another part of our Christmas w^as having
Mrs. Grace Mosely Swett with us for a week.
There have been several trips in the interest
of the school and at the invitation of the Woman’s
Auxiliary to the diocese of Easton, to Philadel
phia and to Southern Pines, North Carolina.
There was most intelligent and sympathetic re
sponse from the various groups, and, of course,
the hope that the touch witli the school and its
problems might hel]) in the Auxiliary study as
well as give the school the sense of support. There
is to be another trip to the Auxiliary in the dio
cese of Newark early in March. These trips have
included visits to graduates as well as one large
meeting in Philadelphia arranged by one of our
girls at which practically all the Negro parishes
of the city Avere represented. Three of our gradu
ates are now working in the flood area, two in
Louisville and one in Forrest City, Arkansas,
where part of the small school is being used as a
hos])ital.—B. R.

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