North Carolina Newspapers

Dr. Kdsoii K. Ulackraan, prosidont of the Alumni Associii-
tioii iiiid inembor of the Board of Trustees, had his own car
disabled in an accident the day before the celebration, but he
arrived on time, alonj; with I)r. Herritafje. in a rented car.
One of the unique features of the celebration was the ]>res-
ence at all the events of Mr. William II. Loath, of Windsor,
North Carolina, who was a student at St. AuRUstine’s durinR
the tirst two sessions, ilr. Leath taufiht in the imblic schools
in the eastern part of North (’arolina until just a few years
ago and onl.v two years ago save up his jiosition as teacher
of adult education classes. lie is in his eishty-flfth year. Jlr.
Keath furnished valuable information for the first chapter of
the History, and wa.s able to recall the names of more than
twenty of iiis schoolmates of 18(>S and 18()i). An excellent pic-
tun- of him, made by the staff photographer, sippeared in
the Afro-Am'i'ica)i of January 22(1.
llrs. Koxanna Lewter Rich, ’(Ml, who on the occasion of the
fiftieth anniversary read an e.ssa.v on the History of St. Au
gustine's. was one of the many alumni visitors. Anions the
graduates and former students liviuf; in Nortli Carolina, who
attended one or more of the events of the day were. Dr. and
.Mrs. .1. W. lUack, of Uocky Jlcmnt; Jlr. and Mrs .lohn Clark,
and Mr and Mrs. Wilton Bethel, of Wilson; Rev. John C.
Davis, of Asheville: Rev. Frederick Edwards, of Oxford;
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Finch, of Littleton ; Cornelius J. Jones, of
Littleton: Rev. Othello D. Stanley, of Durham, in addition
to those mentioned in other parts of this issue and several
local alumni. Also iiresent were Rev. Odell Harris, warden
of the Bishop Payne Divinity School, at Petersburs, Virsinia,
and ('harles Johnson and C.eorf;e Harper, graduates of last
year at St. Augustine’s, now students in the divinity school.
The Nctvs (i)id Oliserver, the Raleigh Times and the Caro
lina Trihmie, Raleigh’s newspapers, each published a compli
mentary section featuring articles and pict\ires and congratu-
bitions from individuals and business firms on the occasion
of o\ir “seventieth birthday.” The Baltimore Ap-o-Amcrlmn,
one of the best of the Negro weekly new.spapers with a cir
culation of 1(10,000 sent a staff writer and photographer to
••cover” the anniversary. A two-])age section in the January
22(1 issue of the A fro-American shows how well they carried
iut the assignment.
Mrs. A. 15. Hunter, widow of the late beloved principal
Dr. Hunter, and herself founder and former superintendent
of St. Agnes Hosi)ital, thought it best because of her ad
vanced years not to attend the celebration, hut she was
keenly interested in the whole aft’iiir, and expressed her best
wishes for the siicc(*ss of (he da.v. Miss Eliza J. Baker, a
retired stalf member who also makes her home in Raleigh,
attended some of the events.
Mr. W. AL Whitelu'ad, dean of men at St. I’aul School,
accompanied the Rev. J. Alvin Ru.ssell, principal of St. I’aul
School. The latter ]>resenti‘d gre>tings from the schools of
the American ('Inirch Institute, including St. Paul.
A large inunber of letters and telegrams of congratulation
and good wishes came to Presidc'ut (Joold before and during
the celebration. One cablegram from a graduate iu the Vir
gin Islands arrived during th(> bau(iuet. These messages of
felicitation and good will added greatly to the significance
of the occasion.
The following telegram, addressed to President (Joold, was
sent by Dr. Robert W. Patton, Director of the American
Church Institute for Negroes:
••Please express to all sincere disappointment that al
though I had planned to be wilh you today an emergency
arose which |>revents my coming. (Jod bless Saint Augustine’s
(’olU'ge, its faculty and students.”
Among tlie recent guest preachers occupying the puli>it at
the Sunday services have been the Rev. ilillard F. Newman,
rector of St. Monica’s Chapel. Washington. I). C.. and the
Rev. (Jeorge M. Plaskett. D.D., rector of Epiphany Chapel,
East Orange, N. J.
Miss Lula Burton director of social work training at tlie
Bishop Tuttle School, was the special speaker on Social
Service Sunda.v. Bishop Bartlett, of Idalio. and the Rev. John
D. (Jass, D.D., of the Church of the Incarnation, New York
City, have appeared in short chai>el talks.
The Oleander (Juartet of New York City rendered an en
joyable musical program on the evening of January 22d.
Jlrs. Arthur P. ('hippey and Miss Bertha Richards attended
the diocesan meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary held at Rocky
M(mnt in January. St. Augustine’s chapter of the Laymen’s
League was represented at the annual diocesan meeting held
in Burlington in December, by a delegation of five staff
The Choral Club presented the Christmas cantata. “The
Childe Jesus,” on the Sunday before Christmas. Other musi
cal numbers from Bach. Handel and Praetorius were included
in the program, which was very well received.
Christmas as usual was a happy occasion on the campus.
It was observed as a religious festival, first of all. The
Nativity Scene, the activities of several groups in bringing
Christmas cheer to the less fortunate of the neighborhood,
the annual visit of tlie carolers to the County Home, ami a
new feature this year, the visit of the Junior Woman’s Aux
iliary and carol singers to the State Prison, all added to
the true significance of ('hristmas. The choral Communion
service on Christmas morning was attended by almost all
the campus family. In addition to this side of the observ
ance of Christmas, there was ample provision for the enjoy
ment of fun and frolic associated with the joyous season.
Jliss Edith M. Anderson. R.N., was among the twenty-
nine out of 280 nurses taking the last North Carolina State
Board examination to achieve an average of over ninety.
This group are awarded the “gold star.” Miss Anderson
is now a member of the staff of St. Agnes Hospital, of
which she is a 10;{7 graduate.
Rev. Lewis A. Baskervill. II. S. ’27, has succeeded his
father, the late Archdeacon E. L. Baskervill, as rector of Cal-
var.v ('hurch. Charleston. South Carolina, and is also assisting
in the work of the Archdeaconry as executive secretary. The
Rev. ('harles A. Harrison is Acting Archdeacon. In the same
diocese another recent graduate of St. Augustine’s. Rev. Wil
liam Turner. is in charge of the Church of the (Joed Shep
herd, Sumter. Rev. Stephen B. Mackey, ’27, is iu charge of
Epiphany Mission, Summerville.
St. Augustine’s ('ollege lost one of her successful clerical
alumni in the death of the Rev. J. II. Hudson, rector of St.
Augustine’s Church. Philadelphia. The Rev. Mr. Hudson was
of the class of 1010.
.1 Ilixtorj/ of t^t. Auyu’flinc's CoUeye, /S67'-/.9.}7, by Cecil D.
Halliburton, of the college faculty, has been imblished. and is
now on sale at .$1.00 a copy. A complete survey of the seventy
years of the career of St. Augustine’s the volume contains
about 100 pages of text and two cuts; the first a picture of
St. Augustine’s as it apiwared about 1S!)7. and the other an
airplane view of the campus made a few months ago. The
volume is jirinted in clear tyiK> on excellent paper, and the
printing job leaves nothing to be desired. The history has
ri'ceived warm praise from Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Delany, Bishop
Penick, Dr. Blackman, and several others who have road it,
including Mr. A. B Andrews, authority on Church history.
Aliunni and friends nniy swure a co]\v by sending in a dollar
to the Treasurer, St. Augustine's College.

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