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NUMBER 157 ATLANTA, GEORGIA OCTOBER, 1905 For statement of the work of Atlanta University see last page. The trustees, at their last annual meeting in June, granted President Bumstead a vacation until the fifteenth of next May, hoping that after his thirty contin-ous years of devoted service to Atlanta University he may now enjoy the rest which he so much needs and so well deserves. He sailed for Europe July 20, accompanied by Mrs. Bumstead, their son Arthur and their daughter Dorothy. During his absence the work of the institution, in Atlanta, will be under the direction of the dean, Dr. Adams; while Mr. Ware, temporarily relinquishing his work as chaplain, will take up the work of soliciting funds in the North, as acting president. We earnestly ask all friends of our work to extend to him their kindly co-operation, that the University may prosper during the year upon which we have just entered. The Meeting of the Trustees This was held in Boston June 15, with a larger attendance than for several years previous. Some changes were made in the personnel of the board, owing to the death of Dr. Davis and the resignation of ex-Governor Bullock, Dr. Moore and Mr. Twichell. The new members are Rev. Dr. C. B. Wilmer of Atlanta, Mr. Herbert A. Wilder of Newton, Mass., Rev. Dr. Edward F. Sanderson of Providence, R. I., and Rev. Dr. Ozora S. Davis of New Britain, Conn. The degree of A. M. was voted to J. G. Lemon ('02) and A. D. Butler ('03) for work done after their graduation here. As more fully stated elsewhere, it was decided to strengthen the work of the musical department; and also voted to grant a vacation to President Bumstead for the larger part of next year. The Oglethorpe School The organization of this school is the same as last year, except that the room then not in use has now been furnished and another grade added, so that we now have a kindergarten and five grades. The attendance is larger than last year, so that extra seats have been necessary. The teaching force is unchanged, except that Miss Clifford E. Smith ('05) is taking Miss Perry's work as assistant during the illness of the latter. Our New Clock Miss Frances J. Norris of this city has given to us, at a cost of six hundred dollars, a fine tower clock. It was made by the Seth Thomas Co., and has just been put in place by one of their men. It is in the tower of Stone Hall, which was built in such a way as to be ready for a clock whenever one could be obtained. And now, after twenty-three years of waiting, the building has its ornament. And an ornament it certainly is, with its four faces overlooking the city and proclaiming the time to all who reside in this section. The clock strikes the hour and the half hour. Our thanks go to the generous donor. Our New Teachers These are five in all, three to take the places of those who have resigned, and two as additions to our force of workers. The building of the new Carnegie Library has made it necessary that Miss Lane should give her whole time to the duties of the library. The other part of her work, that in the treasury, is now assigned to Miss Elizabeth E. Lowe of Concord, Mass., who comes to us with a valuable business experience in Boston. Miss Lowe also assists in the school correspondence. The trustees at their last meeting decided to strengthen the musical department by employing an additional teacher who should give especial attention to vocal music. This is taken up by Miss Annie A. Bowman of Woods Hole, Mass. Miss Bowman's preparation has been partly under private instruction, and partly in the Cincinnati College of Music. She is also a graduate of the American Institute of Normal Methods. Miss Deborah E. Lovejoy of Hollis, N. H., a graduate of Smith College and a teacher with several years of successful experience, succeeds Miss Knowlton as instructor in Greek and Latin. Miss Elizabeth A. Lathrop of Dorset, Vt.,a graduate from the School of Domestic Science and Christian Work in Boston, takes up the work of Miss Deane as teacher of sewing and dressmaking. And Miss Hattie M. Roberts of Littleton, N. H., succeeds Miss Conary as matron in North Hall. The First Call on the Treasurer The treasurer had returned to Atlanta and gone to his office for the first time. A young man called, who graduated a few years ago. He reminded the treasurer that, when a boarding student here, he had received aid from the scholarship fund, and wished to know how much it was. A reference to his card soon showed the amount. He was under no obligation to pay. The aid once given was not held as a debt against him. There was nothing but his own feeling of honor, that he had once received aid and was now in a position to return the amount. And he did it, on the spot. He would feel the better for it, he said. This young man is not wealthy, and the sum that he thus paid represented his own diligent labor. But the spirit that he showed is of the best. And the treasurer somehow cannot help the feeling that his year began unusually well. The Quartet Trip Atlanta University was represented in the North by a male quartet of students. The boys sang the old-time Negro songs and several of the Cole and Johnson pieces; they also recited selections from the Uncle Remus stories and from Dunbar's poems. The most popular number of their program was the singing of "Po' Little Lamb." The trip began in the middle of June and lasted three months. During this time they had appointments almost every evening and travelled up the New England coast as far as Bar Harbor, through the White Mountains and down through the Berkshire Hills, concluding the trip with appointments at Morris-town and Orange, N. J. By this means opportunity was given to bring the work of Atlanta University to the attention of thousands of people. Except for a few weeks when Dr. Adams or Mr. Ware took his place, Mr. Towns was with the quartet throughout the entire journey, to introduce them and to speak in behalf of Atlanta University. Altogether the trip proved to be one of the most successful in the history of our quartets.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1905 no. 157|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friend and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is October 1905, no. 157.|
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