ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
Published bi-monthly during the College year at Raleigh, N. C.,
in the interest of
St. Augustine’s College, Rev. E. H. Goold, President
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IMPRESSIVE BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
"Find youix'll', in't'iHirc yourself, f;o luul serve,” was the
tlieiiie of tlio biiceiilaiu'eiito sermon delivered at St. Augus
tine's ('olleso yesterday by the Uev. Eduuind II. Oxley,
I).l)., rector of Kt. Andrew’s (’hureh, Cineiunati, Ohio, and
member of the .loint ('ouimission on Nesro work of the
national Ei)isco]>al ('hureh.
('allin;; on the graduates to reeofinize (iod as the main-
spriiiK and center of their life activity. Dr. Oxley deplored
the intense racialism and nationalism prevalent in some
parts of the world t(Mlay, sayhiR that such attitudes were
contrary to the doctrine of the infinite worth of the human
soul us emphasized in the rosir'I of the Ascension, itself
a symbol of the soul’s eternal existence. I’reparatiou for
life slumld include the cultivation of the (,'hristlan spirit
of humility which is so rare in the world today, lie de
clared. I’ointliiK out that the development of the spiritual
side of man was the primary motive behind the establish
ment of the first institutions of learninf; in this country.
Dr. Oxley noted that the founders of St. AuRUstine’s were
moved by the same puriK)se, and urf?ed the Rraduates to
be true to the hifihest Christian ideals of the institution.
Uev. Edsar II. (Joold, the President of the College, con
ducted the service of evenins prayer, assistc'd by the Uev.
,1. K. Satterwhlte, of La Orange, (Ja., and the Uev. Uobert
,1. .lohnson, of Hot Si>rinf?s, Ark., both alumni, and each the
father of a sou in the Kraduatiiif; class.
At the aniuial candle lighting service of the Bishop
Tuttle School, held later In the eveniu};, the speaker was
I*, liernard Y(mnR, L.L.D., editor and publisher of the
Norfolk Journal and Ouide.
UemaininK events on the conuneucement calendar include
class day exercises this afternoon at 4 o’clock; the dra
matic club’s pla.v, “The Patsy,” tonight at 8 o’clock; the
alunuii luncheon Tuesday aftern(H)n at 2 o’clock, and the
choral club concH'rt at 8 p. m.—From the UaleiRli iVcit's ami
Olmervcr, May 22.
WOMAN’S AUXILIARY HAS ACTIVE YEAR
The successful conii)letion of the program of the Woman’s
Auxiliary for the school year is reported by Miss JIae S.
Tale, .secretary. The proprram couunittee, with Jliss .Ii'ssie
(iuernsey, as chairman, arranged early in the year for a
course on India, which w'as varied by the introduction of
other subjects of local and siK'cial interest from time to
time. Thanksgiving and ('hristmas were (Krasions for the
distribution of substantial gifts to some of the needy in the
neighborhood. The United Thank Offering presentations
were representative, and indicative of real interest and
effort, as was the attendance at all meetings.
Delegates to the diK*esan convention of the Auxiliary
were; Jliss Almira .1. Kennedy, president; Mrs. Percy
Young and Mrs. Edgar II. (ioold. Clo.sing the'year’s em-
jihasis on the st\idy of India was a dramatic presentation
und>r the direction of Miss Lorna Ilodelin, of the liishoi*
Tultle ScIkkiI, the prociH'ds of which were given toward the
reduction of the ('hurch’s deficit. The president and .secre
tary said at the end of the school year. “The members were
very co-operative. We wish to thank all who took ])art,
aiui hoiie for an even better ,vear next year.”
UEPOKT OF THE PRESIDEXT
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of the Bisliop Tuttle Scliool we are hoping to secure
soon the services of a special social worker who will
serve as a helper to the patients both while they are
in the hospital and after they have left. The fact that
a large part of its work is on a charitable basis ac
counts for the substantial aid which it receives each
year from the Duke Endo\nnent. Without this aid
the work could not go on. Only those closely in touch
with what is being done at the Hospital realize the
unremitting labor and devotion of the staff and pupil
nurses in the face of financial and material handicaps.
The high quality of the work done there is attested
by the fact that St. Agnes’ is accredited by the Ameri
can College of Surgeons, the American Medical Society
and the State Association of Schools for N^urse Train
ing. The graduates of the Training School are being
called in increasing niinibers to important administra
tive and supervisory positions in the hospitals of ITorth
Carolina and elsewhere. It would be a great satisfac
tion and encouragement if more of our church people
would become acquainted with St. Agnes’ and give it
a helping hand.
The Bishop Tuttle School
This school for training in Keligious Education and
Social Work is in large part supported by the National
Woman’s Auxiliary because of the interest of that splen
did organization in the training of church leaders in
the field of our Xegro work. The course covers two
years of theoretical and practical training. In all but
exceptional cases the students must be college gradu
ates. This year two graduates of the school are mem
bers of its faculty while another is in charge of the
Community Center. I'he excellent work that is being
done by these young women is most gratifying. The
Dean, ]\Iiss Bertha Kichards, writes as follows: “The
student body is of excellent caliber, with a satisfactory
interest in religious tnlucation and future work already
in prospect. The field work of two of the seniors proved
again successful in Winston-Salem, and onr Cuban stu
dent made a great success of her three months in Phila'
delphia in the department of religions etlncatiou of
the Diocese. We look forward to her securing appoint
ment in the Cuban field.”
There seems to be an increasing realization of tlit'
strategic importance of St. Augustine’s in the develop'
ment of our Xegro church work throughout the entii'^'
country. As this realization grows we hope and trust
that the Institution will receive the larger financial
support that is now badly needed.
Edoar H. Goold,