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ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
STUDENTS HEAR DISTINGUISHED
Recent visitors to St. Augustine’s College have helped
to bring the students into closer contact with the prob
lems and activities of the outside world. At a special
evening meeting, Lawrence A. Oxley, former member
of the faculty, and later connected with the North Caro
lina Department of Charities and Public Welfare, dis
cussed with alert students some of the phases of his
present work at .special agent of the L. S. Employment
Service. In addition, Lieutenant Oxley outlined plans
for the forthcoming national inter-racial conference of
the Episcopal Church, to be held in Chicago this month.
He has been chosen director of the conference.
Mrs. William J. Gordon, of Spray, N. C., head of the
Woman’s Auxiliary of the Diocese of North Carolina,
here in connection with a mission being conducted in
the Church of the Good Shepherd, gave a talk of deep
spiritual significance at an evening chapel ser\ ice.
Bishop Thomas Darst, of the Diocese of East Carolina,
Was also expected to address a chapel assembly, but
was forced to cancel the engagement because of in
A morning chapel service was addressed by Mrs.
Kathryn Henderson, director of the Tuttle Community
Center, in the interest of the Community Chest cam
paign. National Education Week observance brought
to the campus as speakers Dr. Charlotte Hawkins
Brown, president of Palmer Memorial Institute, Se-
dalia. North Carolina, and Prof. Adolph Heninburg,
of the faculty of North Carolina College for Negroes,
President Goold recently attended the Conferences
for Church Workers Among Colored I eople in the
Third Province and in the Fourth Province, held at
Richmond, Virginia, and at Wilmington, JN. _ v
spectively. He also attended the regional mating of
the Association of American Colleges held in Richmond
Virginia. During the past summer he visited several o
our Negro Parishes in New England, including those
ill Hartford, Connecticut; New Haven, Conn^ticut
Boston, Massachusetts; Cambridge, Massachusetts, and
Brovidence, Jihode Island. He also made a brief visit
at the Wellesley Conference.
Dr. Wallace A. Battle, field secretary of the Ameri
can Church Institute for Negroes, spent a week on tlie
campus in October. He found time to visit severa
tile classes, taking part as usual in the (
'vhich he was a stimulating contributor. e a s
^IressGcl a meeting of the Brotherhood o . n
American Education Week was appropriately ob
served ill a program prepared by Prof. Percy Young of
the education department. Dr. Charlotte Hawkins
Brown, president of Palmer Memorial Institute, Se-
dalia, N. C., one of the best known of our educators,
was guest of honor and principal speaker at a dinner
attended by almost the entire student body and staff. In
her distinctive manner, Dr. Brown traced the develop
ment of private school education in the South, and
called on the students to value properly the sacrifices
of the founders and supporters of our institutions, as
well as the struggles of their mothers and fathers to
give them educational opportunities.
At the chapel service November 13 Prof. Adolph
Heninburg, of the faculty of North Carolina College for
Negroes in Durham, gave an address on the responsi
bility of the educated as citizens of the country and
Recent guest jireachers at Sunday services were the
Rev. Henry J. C. Bowden, ’21, and the Rev. John C.
Davis, ’32. Mr. Bowden is rector of St. Paul’s Church,
Atlanta, and one of St. Augustine’s outstanding clerical
graduates. Mr. Davis, who was making his first ap
pearance 111 our jiulpit, was confirmed in St. August-
tine’s Chapel in 1932. He attended the Bishop Payne
Divinity School after receiving his degree at St.
Augustine’s, and since his ordination has been rector
of St. Matthias’ Church in Asheville, N. C.
Mrs. Julia Delany, of the English Department, at
tended the Wellesley Conference of Church Workers,
held last July, as did also Dean Richards of the Bishop’
Tuttle School and Miss Lorna Hodelin, a student at
the same school.
Mrs. Kathryn Henderson Lewis, who attended St.
Augustine’s and was graduated from the Bishop Tuttle
School in 1933, is now director of the Tuttle Com
Miss Mattie D. Wescott, for several years night super
visor at St. Agnes Hospital, was united in marriage
with Mr. Charles Robinson, of Raleigh, on November
4, in the Nurses’ Home. The Rev. Mr. Goold performed
the ceremony. Mrs. Robinson is a graduate of St. Agnes
Hospital’s Training School for Nurses.
Members of the staif attending the Provisional Con
ference of Church Workers Among Colored People,
held in Wilmington, N. C., in October, included Prof!
Arthur P. Chippey, Mr. B. B. Taylor, Dean Latham’
and Miss Vera M. Gang, of the Bishop Tuttle School
St. Augustine’s as usual took part in the K^le g
Community Chest Campaign. Members of the staff sub
scribed 100 per cent, and the Sunday chapel offering o
^^ovember 20 represented the contribution of the
All Saints Day was observed with the service of the
Holy Communion. The Sunday in the octave was
marked by the choral Communion and an appropriate
address by the Rev. Mr. Goold. An assembly program
was arranged for the observance of Armistice Day.
The campus was saddened by the news of the un
timely passing of Dr. Henry A. Hunt, head of the Fort
Valley High and Industrial School. Dr. Hunt had
visited here on several occasions, both before and after
he accepted leave of absence to join the staff of the
U. S. Farm Credit Administration. St. Augustine’s
feels a great interest in Fort Valley, a sister “Institute
school,” which has sent us in recent years several good
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