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
Subscription, 25 Cents
Entered at the postofiice in Raleigh as second-class matter, under the
Act of March 3, 1879.
Acceptance for mailing at a special rate of postage provided for in
section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized April 11, 1921.
The collegc? eiirollmoiit at this writing is some ton
per cent ovei’ the total enrolhiient of last year, and this
increase does not represent the real growth, as it does
not take into account the number who will enter at the
beginning of tlie second semester. In about the same
proportion the freshman enrollment has increased, the
total enrollment of that class being 108 at this time.
Fourteen states and the British West Indies are repre
sented in the freshman class, and ten additional states
in tlie other classes, making a total of half the states
iji the Union. Some distant states contributing to this
array are, California, Colorado, I^ebraska and Missouri.
New England is well represented. A feature of this
year’s enrollment is the increase in the number of stu
dents from certain North Carolina cities, notably Win
ston-Salem, Wilmington and Washington. There is
also a large re])resentation from Edenton, from whence
there has come an unbroken line of students extending
back for many years. Rochester, New York, which
sent its first student four years ago, is also well repre
sented this year. This growth in enrollment from indi
vidual cities may bo attributed partly to the interest
and energy of certain of our clergy. In this connection
special mention should bo made of the Rev. John J.
Oreene, in charge of the Church of the Redeemer,
Greetisboro, and St. Stephen’s, Winston-Salem, Rev.
Oscar E. Holder, ’28, of St. Mark’s, Wilmington; Rev.
S. N. Griffith, of St. John the Evangelist, Edenton;
Rev. J. U. Brown, of St. Paul’s, Washington, and Rev.
E. L. Brown, of St. Simon’s, Rochester.
SPECIAL ENGLISH PRIZES OFFERED
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It is expected that much interest will be manifested
by tlie students and faculty in these valuable prizes, and
many students have already signified their intention to
■enter seriously into the competition. Tlie institution
is grateful to Dr. Patton and the Institute for this very
real contribution to our interest in this important phase
of the college work.
ARCHDEACON PRODUCES IMPORTANT
Ven. Bravid W. Harris, ’17, archdeacon for colored
w’ork in the diocese of Southern Virginia, and rector
of Grace Church, Norfolk, has published a series of
lectures delivered at the St. Augustine’s Conference of
Church Workers of 1939, under the title, “A study of ^
Our Work.” The sixteen page pamphlet gives a con
cise and interesting summary of the Church’s Negro
w'ork, including both a historical synopsis and a survey
of the contemporary scene. The pamphlet is well done
and contains information which is not available other-
waso in any single work. Its clarity and conciseness
make it especially valuable for study groups, and it has
already been used and highly recommended by the Com- (
mission on Negro Work, as well as by several bishops
and other officials and interested persons. Its very
reasonable price, twenty-five cents, also recommends
it. The Archdeacon’s address is, 322 Kent Sti’eet, Nor
Edward N. Bembry, of Edenton, N. C., an outstand
ing graduate of the class of 1939, lost his life in an auto
mobile accident less than a week after commencement.
Mr. Bembry was active in extra-curricular interests, and
ranked high in his academic work. He was popular
w'ith his fellow-students and held the esteem of his
teachers. His death not only shocked his friends, but
left them with the feeling that a promising career had
been cut short. ■
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Mrs. Lloyd !M. Alexander, the former Miss Minnie
Williams, ’26, died at her home in Perry, Ga., late in
August, after a brief illness. Mrs. Alexander was
graduated from the Bishop Tuttle School in 1929, and
had been employed as a social worker in several localities
in North Carolina. She was married to the Rev. Lloyd
M. Alexander, ’33, last December. A loyal graduate,
jVIrs. Alexander often visited her alma mater, and was j
last seen here at the candle-lighting service of the Bishop
Tuttle School last commencement. Her loss is keenly
felt by her fellow alimini and her alma mater.
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Annoiincement has been recei%'ed of the ordination to
the priesthood of the Rev. M. Bartlett Cochran, II. S-
’28, in Memphis, Tenn., on September 27. He is the
son of the Rev. A. !Myron Cochran, who was a membei’
of the faculty of St. Augustine’s from 1919 to 1928-
The younger Mr. Cochran is chaplain of Gailor Insti
tute, Mason, Tenn., one of the “institute schools.”
Rev. J. Clyde Perry, ’12, formerly of Brunswick, Ga-i
has accepted a call to St. [Mark’s Church, Birmingham)
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