Auburn Times –
June 16, 1939
Baker, who was a sister of Mrs. Dave Childress (first wife of
Deacon Childress) made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Childress.
She was an unusual personality. For years she taught
expression, or as some called it, elocution, in Auburn
College. Nearly all of us boys and girls studied, or at
least took it, for we loved Miss Alleyne. She was especially
interested by keeping in touch with the young boys as they
would leave home and corresponded with many of us.
When we came home on vacation, we always
had to see Miss Alleyne first, after home folks. She was not
only my elocution teacher, but for quite a while was my Sunday
School teacher. That has been many, many years ago, but I have
had all these years as a prized treasure, a small Bible she
gave me and she had my name stamped on it in gold letters.
She was a splendid teacher and her influence was marvelous,
for all us boys knew she lived a consecrated Christian life
and that goes further than simply teaching the text. The
Auburn boys scattered here and there today honor this
wonderful person, whom they knew and loved in boyhood
days--Miss Alleyne Baker.
J. HENRY BURNETT