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ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE
Dear Fellow Alumnus:
Tills message is sent to tliank all those wlio contri
buted in any way toward the success of tlie last An
nual Meeting of the Association held during the Com
mencement season last May. The Raising and Low
ering of the Class Flag by the Graduating Class was
an innovation to our program.
I am very anxious that wo form chapters in the
various cities and I am urging all those who are anxious
to make our Association a strong and worthwhile or
ganization, to start now and enroll all the faithful sons
and daughters of St. Augustine’s. At our Anniversary
on January 13, I would like to report a substantial
gain in memberships. The Alumni Association can
grow only in proportion to the amount of interest that
is exhibited by those who love their Alma Mater.
We will be glad to reccive items of interest for pub
lication in the Record and the Pen, along with any
change of address.
With warm personal regards, I am.
Edson E. Blackman.
(Continued from PiiKe 2)
James W. Mask, Jr., ’35, was with his father the
subject of a news story when ho succeeded the senior
Mr. Mask as principal of the Capital High School,
Hamlet, N. C. The junior Mr. Mask had been director
of academic training at the Morrison Training School,
State institution for deliquent boys. His father is now
head of the State Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute in
Raleigh, where Mrs. Floria Payton Mask, ’07, is also
a member of the faculty. Two other sons of Mrs.
Mask, Joseph and Allen, are graduates of the college.
Aiiotlicr graduate mentionod recently in the news
columns was Miss Eleanor Mumford, ’33, who was
ap])ointed to the staff of the JSTassau Industrial School,
Lawrence, N'. Y. Miss Mumford is a graduate of the
Atlanta School of Social Work, and was formerly em
ployed at the Industrial School for Colored Girls,
;Mrs. Edith Thompson McClain, ’32, is teacher of En
glish and librarian in the high school of Lexington,
X. C. She also serves as librarian in the city branch
library. !Mrs. McClain, who received nuich of her
training in library work through serving in St. Augu
stine’s libary during her student days, was until re
cently connected with the library service in Rowan
County. There she helped to inaugurate what was
probably the first traveling library (“bookmobile”)
made available for Kegroes in North Carolina.
Rev. William D. Turner, ’3-i, is now rector of St.
Stephen’s Church, Savannah, Ga., whence he trans
ferred from the Diocese of South Carolina.
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A hasty and preliminary survey of last year’s gradu
ating class makes possible a report on the whereabouts
and activities of a few of its members: ^
Logan Delany is in the new graduate school of North
Carolina College for Negroes. Enrolled to begin with
in the law school, he had to change his plans when it be
came evident that there were no other applicants w'ho
Clara Epps is a student in the Bishop Tuttle School,
and Francis Johnson in the Bishop Payne Divinity (
George Skelly and Henry Harris are both employed
in industrial plants in Boston.
Christopher Hunt is a high school teacher at Southern
Pines, N. C., and Callie Roach is teaching in the
Chowan County school system.
The Record will report on other graduates as infor
mation is received.
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Rev. Henry J. C. Bowden, ’21, rector of St. Paul’s
Church, Atlanta, Ga., was recently honored by his
parish with an observation of the tenth anniversary of
his ordination to the priesthood. i
Rufus H. Parrish, ’38, is teaching this year in the
high school at Hamlet, N. C., of which James W. Mask,
Jr., is principal.
Matthew A. Jones, ’37, has been added to the faculty
of the high school in Littleton, N. C., where A. L. Finch,
’32, is principal. 11
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Christie Wiley, ’38, who taught in Georgia last year, 11
is in the Wake County system this year, as is E. Len-
Avood Saunders, ’32.
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Eleanor Fleming, ’38, has joined the faculty of St.
Mark’s School, Birmingham, Ala., an Institute school
of Avhich William ^I. Perry, ’32, is principal.
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^Irs. Charles A. Nixon (Catherine Farrar, ’32), re
ceived the degree of master of arts from New York Uni
versity at the June commencement. Joseph Henry, ’36,
also has received the il. A. from New York Univer
sity, and James Saunders, ’38, the same degree from
the University of ilichigan, during the past year.