North Carolina Newspapers

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V^oluiiie XLIV’
l)ECE>riJKU, 1938—JAXUARY, 1«)3!)
No. 2
January 13, the date on which in 1868 the first ses
sion of St. Augustine’s School began, was fittingly
observed this year. At the morning chapel service the
President in a short address stated that St. Augustine s
Was built on a spiritual foundation, and that through
out its history has received the continued support of
the Church. The belief of Church people in the value
of Christian education was responsible for the begin
ning of the institution, and its future depends on the
justification of that faith, he declared.
The celebration was continued at one o’clock in the
afternoon, when students, staff and a few
friends gathered in the dining room of the Cheshire
Building at a luncheon in honor of the seventy-nist
Wrtlidav of St. iVugustine’s. The special feature oi
the luncheon was the fifteen-minute broadcast through
Radio Station WPTF of part of the program, ihe
broadcast was direct from the dining rooni. rresiden
Goold and Dr. Edson E. Blackman, President of the
Alumni Association, shared the speaking eii
addresses are printed in another part of this issue ot
the Recoki). During the broadcast the college quartet,
consisting of A. L. Howze, of Mississippi, David Harper
and Jackson Wheeler, of Georgia, and ^^wdl Stewart,
of New York, sang “The Blue and the White, the
College Hymn, and the College Song. Tl^ quartet
was assisted in the College Hymn by Mrs. Katharine
Lewis Henderson, Bishop Tuttle 3^ ro . tu
E. Berry accompanied these and other musical numbers
by Paul Powell and Madeline Weaver. t
Brief remarks were made by Miss Louise Latham,
’22; Dr. Thomas Haywood, ’12, of the alumni; Francis
Johnson. ’39, president of the student council, and
Christopher Hunt, president of the senior class, ^^cting
Dean Keginald L. Lynch spoke a few words on the
Subject of curriculum expansion.
It was an impressive and inspiring observance oi a
significant date in our history. Expressions ®at
faction have been heard from those who a en ’ ‘
Several graduates have written to ^
more than pleased with their Alma Maters message
®ent through the air.
A large number of day students ^ Bart^of
‘^'Grsary Day luncheon. Special efforts P
^he administration and student organiza ions
^cgrate the “city students” more fully m o
'^he institution are bearing fruit.
Fergus M. Fulford,l5771^(5ent pjji!
pivinitv School, Petersburg, Va., in a e«er
dont Goold, said in part: “I -^“SiroSam
liar pleasure as T listened to the fifteen-rnin ^
commemorating the seventy-first -\ypTF
Augustine’s as it was broadcast from
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• . . My wislies and prayers, now and alway , 
you and the school.” t>op-p 4>
(Continued on Page 4J
The seventy-first anniversary also marked the first
anniversary of the publication of the History of St.
Augustine's, 1867-1937. Although the circulation of
the History among the Alumni has to date been rather
small, it has received considerable recognition. It has
been mentioned briefly in the Journal of ISTegro history,
in Prof. Archibald Henderson’s annual review of liter
ature produced in ISTorth Carolina, in the Spirit of
Missions, and in the Raleigh News and Observer.
Longer reviews have appeared in The Churchman, the
American Church Monthly, Opportunity Magazine,
The Witness, the North Carolina Churchman and the
Church Historical Magazine. The Library of Con
gress has issued printed filing cards for it, and several
public libraries in different parts of the country have
ordered copies of the History.
'The Churchmans review, written by the Eev. Wilbur
Larremore Caswell, calls it “a complete picture of one
phase of the education of the American ]S^egro.” The
Neu's and Observer said that “all of St. Augustine’s
friends will delight in the details included,” and charac
terizes it as “painstakingly careful.” Dr. Frank Horne,
in Opportunity, says it is “a noteworthy contribution.”
(Copies of the History are still available at one dol
lar each, and may be obtained by ordering direct from
the College.)
Growth in certain specialized fields is the trend in
college libraries today. Listead of duplicating valuable
materials, each library tries to build up its book collec
tion in certain selected fields and, through inter-library
loans, the combined resources of these libraries is at the
disposal of those wishing to do advanced work.
In the case of our Benson Library, we have deliber
ately acquired more technical books in certain fields
than in others, selecting the subjects as to general
interest and a fortunately good basic collection. This
has been particularly true of our N^egro collection for
we possessed for a nucleus certain valuable out-of-print
materials, and we are naturally interested in it. The
importance of our present collection of Negro books
was evident when our library was chosen as the one in
this section to send an author list of our holdings in
Negro literature to Howard University Library last
summer. Through a WPA grant, the library at How
ard University planned to assemble a so-called union
catalog which would list the holdings in ]^egro litera
ture of certain libraries in different localities. Through
this arrangement, students desiring to do research work
will not need to go to Washington to use the library
there, but they they will be directed to the library
nearest them having the materials wanted. Our dupli
cate cards are already part of this union catalog which
should be most useful to those interested in the subject.
We hope we may continue to grow from these begin
nings, but we shall need the help of interested friends
of the College. —P. A. S.

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