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Dear Fellow Alumnus :
Tliis letter is written especially to tell those of you
who were not so fortunate as to attend the Seventieth
Anniversary of our Alma Mater what a rounded pro
gram was executed on January 13th. It would be im
possible in so short a space adequately to describe the
events, but you can believe me when I say that never
was there a program that met with such an unqualified
resj)onse as did the Anniversary celebration.
For two years Mr. Cecil D. Halliburton, professor
of Sociology, has been gathering material and making
personal interviews in order to make a permanent
record of the College and its haiipenings. The His
tory of St. Augustine’s, 1867-1937,” is a tangible con
tribution to the College and is a tribute to the ability
of the author. JSTo alumnus, former student, and friend
of the institution can afford to be without a copy of
this book, and I am urging that you send $1.00 to the
Treasurer, St. Augustine’s, and secure your copy.
It was inspiring to see the oidy living membei of
the first class that entered the institution in 1868
Mv. William Henry Leath, Windsor, X. C.; Mrs.
J^annie J. Delany, who made the trip from N'ew York
in order to be present at the Anniversai'y; the enthu
siasm of the students and faculty to hear the Anni
versary Address of our diocesan, the Et. Ixev. Edwin
A. Peiiick, D.D.; to witness the fine fellowship that
Was so contagious at the banquet, and to hear the
iuldress of Dean Payng, which was a fitting climax
of the celebration.
Our President, Kev. Edgar Hunt Goold, will take
his place with those who have contributed to the suc
cess of St. Augustine’s, and will be remembered foi
tlie expansion of the building program and placing
the institution in the rank of those for college educa
tion. The Anniversary will long be remembeied as
O'le of the great days of our Alma Mater.
Yours for tlie success of St. Augustine s,
Edson E. Blackiiax.
We who are acquainted with the histoiical facts
about St. Agnes Hospital can better appreciate its
•expansion. In order that our graduates may continue
to maintain the same rating as graduates from o lei
Class A training schools, we have recently comp ete
■■I microbiological laboratory with ample facilities and
*^'Qiii])inent for the students.
Along with the general routine of hospital work we
have had a considerable increase in the number ot
'■isitors to the outpatient department. This we belie\e
to be the result of a series of health talks made at
Intervals, through the Tuttle Community Center
(Mothers’ Club), the Girl Scouts (I irst Baptist
Cluirch), and the Well Baby Contest (Eush Memorial
Church).—W. L. Z.
One star, one candle, a flood of song which makes
all hearts one are symbols of the spirit of Epiphany
at the first service of that season at St. Augustine’s.
Seldom has there been a year when all seats were
not filled with men and women, with college students,
and small children.
One bright star shines from above the altar. The
three kings, faithful pictures of the men of old, go
before the choir, proceeding to ofi^er their gifts and
their songs to the Christ Child. A single candle burns
on the altar, in the shadow of the evergreens. This
candle symbolizes the Child, the Perfect Light.
Hundreds of people stand in awe, aware of nothing
in the little stone chapel but the absolute communion
of the Epiphany spirit, the manifestation of Christ.
Every breath becomes a note of praise, and the tiny
candle burns on, calmly, peacefully.
When the hymns are sung the children’s voices be
come louder than the choir. This is their way of show
ing that they, too, belong.
From the symbolic light a flame is taken which in
turn is given by the three kings to lovely slender tapers
held in the hands of every person.
The choir is a picture of old England as the tapers
light their faces. The girls in capes and Canterbury
caps, the boys, regularly vested, stand in the aisle,
while the congregation passes out between tliem as
they sing.
Once outside, the college girls form themselves into
a cross, holding high their lights. In this manner
they march around the campus singing, hymns of the
season until the tapers are burned out.
When man himself can praise with such reverence
and beauty, think how great the blessings of the God
who is the source of infinitely more and deeper love!
From the Pen, student publication.
The banquet, attended by almost the entire student
body and faculty, with the students and staff of the
Bishop Tuttle School and representatives from St.
Agnes Hospital, was a true family aifair. There were
many alumni and about twenty guests from the citv,
some of the best local friends of the College.
Dr. Edson E. Blackman presided in his pleasing
manner, and introduced the numbers of the program,
which included music by Mr. Harper and Miss Chal
lenger, students, a short talk by St. Julian A. Simi^kins,
Jr., president of the senior class, and a word of remi
niscence from William II. Leath, of Windsor, ISTorth
Carolina, who attended the first session in 186’8.
A splendid dinner was served under the direction
of Miss Pitts, the dietitian, and those in charge of the
decorations and other arrangements helj^ed to make the
diiuier a memorable occasion.
An address, outlining the important periods in the
development of the institution, was made by Prof.
Cecil D. Halliburton, author of the History of St. Au-
gustines College. Mrs. N'annie J. Delany, who at the
time of her retirement in 1928 had been connected
with St. Augustine’s as student, teacher, and matron
for fifty years, was presented a corsage by Miss Dorothy
Graves, ’38, representing the girls resident in the De
lany building. Remarks were made by Miss Maria
Mclver, ’14, and closing remarks by President Goold.
The event was closed with the singing of the “Blue and
White,” by W^ Augustine Perry, ’027

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