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Mr. Martin, Mr. Girdler, Dr. Lambert, Mr. Sibley

102 SENIORS GRADUATE IN MAY; HON. TOM GIRDLER, BISHOP MOORE SPEAK

The 102 Berry seniors who received their high school diplomas and college degrees heard Bishop Arthur Moore, former presiding bishop of the Method ist church, and Hon. Tom Girdler, chairman of the board of the Republic Steel Corporation, in the two impress ive services.
The Commencement exercises began Saturday with a meeting of the Alumni Association, and class day exercises for both the high school and college classes. The alumni dinner was held Saturday night.
Bishop Moore, of the Methodist Church in Georgia, and who has been bishop in charge of missionary activ ities in China, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Belgian Congo, Poland, and Korea, and president of the Council of Bishops of the Methodist church, preached the Baccalaureate sermon in the Mount Berry Chapel Sunday morning, May 23.
Young graduates are often too much concerned about security and pensions, when they should dream big dreams and be willing to start small and work to achieve their goals, Mr. Girdler told the graduating classes.

In speaking of freedom, which he urged his audience to defend, Mr. Girdler quoted Theodore Roosevelt's address at Gettysburg, "Freedom is not a gift that can be enjoyed save by those who show themselves worthy of it."
"In the Declaration of Independence we proclaimed to the world that all men are born equal and endowed with `unalienable rights,' and that among these are life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. The Founding Fathers were very definite on where you got these rights and why they are unalienable," Mr. Girdler declared. "In the Declara tion they state that you are endowed with them by your Creator, and so placed these rights above man-made laws."
"My idea of American freedom is: The Right of Free Choice," the steel executive declared. "You have the right of free choice in all the important activities of life."
Mr. Girdler cited the founder of the Berry Schools and College, Miss Martha Berry, as a person who could "dream big, and start small."
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The Southern Highlander

Vol. 41

June, 1954

No. 2

Founded by Miss Martha Berry January 13, 1902
Mount Berry, Floyd County, Georgia
Dr. Robert S. Lambert, Mount Berry, Pres.

Berry Schools are eleemosynary institutions. Gifts are tax exempt according to federal law.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES John A. Sibley, Atlanta _ Chairman Philip Weltner, Atlanta __ Vice-Chairman M. G. Keown, Mount Berry_ Treasurer Dr. Harmon Caldwell, Mrs. Virginia Camp bell Courts, G. Lister Carlisle, Dr. James G. K. McClure, Wm. McChesney Martin Jr., Nelson Macy Jr., Robert F. Maddox, E. W. Moise, G. Lamar Westcott, George Winship, R. W. Woodruff.
Published by The Berry Schools, Inc.,
at Mount Berry, Georgia
Printed and Published quarterly at Mount Berry, Georgia. Entered as Second Class Mail Matter at Mount Berry, Georgia, Act of Congress, March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mail ing at special rates of postage provided for by section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917. Author ized July 24, 1918.
Printed hy Students on the Schools' Press

BERRY TO BE FEATURED
IN TWO MAGAZINES
TOWN AND COUNTRY and the READER'S DIGEST are printing ar ticles about the Berry Schools this month, and we feel that our friends will be happy to know that the Berry story is being carried by these two prominent magazines in the July issues.
The articles were written by James Saxon Childers, Editor of the ATLANTA JOURNAL, who knows the Schools and the South well and who is thoroughly saturated with the spirit of Berry.
TOWN AND COUNTRY will be on the news stands about the middle of June and the READER'S DIGEST, with the condensed story, will appear June 23; please do keep the date in mind and don't fail to see the July issues of both magazines.

We have often told the story of Berry, and are so happy that you can see Berry through the eyes of an out standing reporter and editor, and a man who is well acquainted with the ed ucational world, and the whole country.
Mr. Childers was bom in Alabama, and his mother was a friend of Miss Martha Berry. He was a Rhodes Scholar, and taught at several South ern universities for 17 years before becoming associate editor, and later editor, of the ATLANTA JOURNAL.
On a visit to Berry several years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Childers spent several days on the campus, inspecting the work departments, visiting classes, meeting students, and talking to faculty members, boys and girls, visiting alumni, and others.
"Experienced visitors to American campuses head for the Berry Schools with cynicism nurtured by disillusionments elsewhere. They expect to find a corps of servants doing the hard work with, perhaps a smattering of self-help students stabbing a few cigar ette butts on the grounds, loafing be hind the counter in a bookstore or jerking a little soda," Mr. Childers wrote.
"It isn't that way at Berry.
"There are 1,000 students at Berry and every boy and every girl works in the shop, field, kitchen or dining hall two days a week. The other four days they go to classes. There is no exception--none--to this work sched ule. They work or they don't stay at Berry.
"This nation was not built on the contradiction that an educated man does no work until he is away from the university. The founding fathers were workmen are well as scholars and the young men, too, labored to build this nation. They scorned the weakling who held out his hand for aid when he could tighten his fist and build for himself. The Constitution of this nation was written with ax and maul as well as pen.
"Miss Berry founded her school for eternity upon the eternal truths spoken on the Mount. The years will not shake this school, nor the centuries topple it. There in no decay in a sensible blend-
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DR. LAMBERT INAUGURATED PRESIDENT IN IMPRESSIVE RITES

The Berry Schools and College, a distinctive American institution with a notable record of education achieve ment can be of larger service in the agricultural, technological, cultural and spiritual development of the South and of the Nation in the future, Dr. Raymond Walters, President of the University of Cincinnati, said April 9 at the inauguration of Dr. Robert S. Lambert as president.
Dr. Lambert was invested by Hon. John A. Sibley, chairman of the Berry board of trustees, and was introduced by Dr. James G. K. McClure, also a trustee.
Representatives of 130 universities and colleges, of which eight were college presidents, were welcomed by Dean S. H. Cook. The Rev. Dr. R. C. Gresham, chaplain, said the invocation, and the Rev. W. Russell Daniel, rector

of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Rome, pronounced the benediction.
Of Dr. Lambert, Dr. Walters said, "He possesses scholarly training, the breadth produced by travel all over the world in war and peace, capacity for expression resulting from long pulpit experience, and selfless devotion to the fulfillment of God's will upon earth. And it is not anti-climax to add that, along with spiritual qualities, Dr. Lambert has practical ability and the physical hardihood and enthusiasm which carry plans through to comple tion."
"Martha Berry represented Southern aristocracy in the best sense of the term. She personified Christian faith and devotion, and sought to fulfill the teachings of Jesus," Dr. Walters said of the founder of the Berry Schools.
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Girdler, Moore at Graduation
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"When Martha Berry first had the idea of starting a school, I am sure she looked ahead to the day when there would be an educational institution such as this. But being a practical woman, she knew that it would take years of work, planning and slow prog ress before that dream could be realiz ed. She knew that this was her job, and that she couldn't turn the idea over to someone else and walk away," Mr. Girdler said.
"Miss Berry didn't write the govern ment and say, `Dear Government: I have a great idea. I want to start a school that is very badly needed. Please send me a check for $1,000,000 by re turn mail so that I can buy land, hire architects and contractors, and build a big school right now.' No, Miss Berry went to work, talked and got help from her neighbors."
"There has been too much of `let the Government do it' in this country," the business man declared. "There has been too much of government at the expense of individual effort, and that is bad. The Government has nothing which we citizens do not give it. I hope the day is here when we as citizens will shoulder our own responsibilities and not try to push them into the Govern ment's lap. We should be self-starting men and women who set object!vies and reach them through our own efforts." Mr. Girdler said.
"Miss Berry was big enough to start small. She was brave enough to start Berry Schools in a log cabin.
"Illustrating her vision, she built a beautiful gate and over it had the fol lowing words engraved, `The Gate of Opportunity.' Through that gate more than 15,000 young men and women have passed. They have made their own opportunities. They have succeeded in many fields.
"So today Berry Schools and College is a great institution. It has had a deep effect on the lives of thousands, yes, tens and hundreds of thousands of people. Its graduates have helped shape the course of a nation.
"They are and have been fine, up standing, hard-working, Christian men and women. They were willing to go

ALUMNI HONORED
Hundreds of Berry alumni returned for the Commencement program, and it was heart-warming to see their en thusiasm for Berry and their loyalty to their Alma Mater. A minister who had risen to district superintendent in the Methodist church, and who has been beloved by all his congregations said, "I have amounted to little, but what success I have had I owe to Berry. I can remember my life in a small rural mountain community, and my life since I left Berry, and I know that Berry was the turning point. I have known many Berry boys and girls, and I know that the training they received here has prepared them to find them selves, and to meet situations as they come."
Others, too, spoke in warm terms of their education and opportunities and they prove by the jobs they hold that the training was sound.
Gardner Green has recently been promoted to Assistant Director of the New Organization of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company.
A Berry Mother and Daughter were given a joint award by the Garden Club of Georgia in Macon this Spring. Mrs. E. H. Hoge, who came to Berry as a teacher many years ago, and who will be remembered by many Berry visitors as the wife of our Comptroller, was presented a certificate of merit for unselfish service to her community. Mrs. Hoge has taken a leading part in the beautification of her surroundings. She has decorated for weddings of Berry couples in the Mount Berry Chapel, she made corsages, and has arranged the flowers for Sunday School for many years.
Her daughter, Mrs. Walter Pendley, was mentioned in the last Highlander as the author of a book of poems, "Mountain Top Moments." The book has gone into the second edition, and it was partly for the book, and partly for her exceptionally able leadership of her Garden Club in Rome, and her in terest in arranging flowers for the libra ry, and other public buildings that she was given the Certificate of Merit.
out and take their own chances and create their own opportunities. And they didn't ask for security."

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There's always paint ing to he done, repairs to make, and some new construction when we have funds for it. This summer the hoys are building a new faculty cottage.

BERRY STUDENTS WORK AT VARIED TASKS TO EARN THEIR OPPORTUNITIES
This summer some 500 Berry boys and girls will work at many different jobs on the Berry campus to earn their expenses for next year. They have breakfast at 6:30, and begin work at 7:30, ending their tasks at 5:00, except when there is an emergency, or a crop which must be gathered. The girls in the dining halls, also have to work later to get supper for all the hungry young people, and then wash the dishes and set the tables for breakfast.
These are only a small part of the jobs being done this summer. Do come to Berry when you can, and let us show you the many in teresting things our young people are doing. It would be a pleasure to have you see them.

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Printing is a never ending job at Berry. These boys print the Schools' catalog, all the forms used in the offices, stationery, programs, the Southern Highlander, the Alumni Quarterly, and booklets about the Schools.

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Weaving teaches many things besides the right way to make articles. Texture of cloth, combi nation of colors, design, setting up a loom, and perfection in their work are among the things these girls learn besides earning their expenses.

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Three meals a day for all the boys and girls at Berry is a big task, but Berry girls are equal to it. In addition to prepar ing all the meals, the girls will also can several thousand gallons of fruits and vegetables the boys raise on the farms.
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In the last issue of the Highlander, we wrote of a suggestion a friend made that we find the cost of operating Berry for a day. She felt that many, like herself, would welcome the chance to "run" Berry for a day. Several friends have wanted to operate Berry for a day in honor or memory of a loved one. We are re printing the article for those who did not happen to see it in the last issue.
The story is told of a troupe making a hike, and after marching a great distance, some of the men decided they could go no further. The leader, inspiring and encouraging the men, said, "Of course we can make it. Let's get started, and we'll take just a step at a time. We can always take just one more step."
And so the distance was covered by every man. Here at Berry when we think of the great sum which we must raise each year, it seems insurmountable. We have learned to take it a day at the time, and to have faith that the Lord will give us friends to carry on. It was a real inspiration recently to talk to a friend who has been inter ested in Berry for many years. Not only has she given of her own resources, but has spoken of Berry to other friends, and has given us many ideas. "I couldn't afford to keep the Berry Schools for a year, maybe not even for a week, but I could perhaps pay for the operating of the Schools for one day. I feel sure that many others would like the idea of keeping Berry for a day, and I think surely that there are 365 friends in this great country of ours who would like to care for all the boys and girls for one day. "I always feel grateful for the people who do the work for me. I am not as active as I used to be, and can't go to all the places I would like to go. I am not physically able to go up to Berry and do all the necessary work to run the Schools for a day, but it would give me great joy to think that I could provide the necessary funds, and that I would have such good help, and so many friends helping me operate the Berry Schools. "I can't cook dinner for all the boys and girls; I can't teach them all; I can't help the boys milk the cows, though I would like to; I can't even think of all the jobs and tasks necessary to operate the Schools each day. It is thrilling, though, to think that I have made all that work, learning, and opportunity possible. "I do hope that you will let me know how much it would cost to run Berry for a day, and that you will give this opportunity to others, who like me, would get so much pleasure from it." It is a wonderful idea! Just think what it would mean; that the Gate of Op portunity could be kept open the entire year, and that we could offer this won derful program to 1,000 boys and girls for a day because you believe in them. Our business manager says that it takes approximately $350 to keep the Berry Schools for one day. Perhaps you have a special day in your life which you would like to designate as your day at Berry. It may be a wedding anni versary, the birthday of a husband, wife, child, or someone very special to you. You could make it a special day for Berry too, by subscribing the amount of $350 for that special day.
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Think of a day at Berry! Long before dawn, the milkers and the break fast cooks are up to begin their work. The cows are milked, the breakfast cooked, then all the others come for their first meal of the day. Grace is said, and a thousand boys and girls sit down to have breakfast with you.
Then back to their rooms to clean, make beds, and get ready for class or work. You would sponsor classes in English, chemistry, physics, French, his tory, where the development of our great country is explored, and where high American ideals are inspired. You would sponsor classes in Bible, in cooking, sewing, mathematics, music, education, agriculture, cabinet making, metal work, auto mechanics, art, and countless other courses.
You would make it possible for boys and girls to go out to various depart ments to earn their board. They would work on the farms, the dairy, with the beef cattle, hogs, chickens, and other livestock. They would cook all the meals, bake the bread, clean the class rooms, and other buildings, they would do of fice work, print, weave, paint, do plumbing and electrical work. Shrubs would be planted, pruned, and cared for. A thousand tasks would be happily per formed because you made it possible.
Dinner and supper would be prepared and served to a thousand boys and girls who are healthily hungry after their day's activities. And after supper there would come a quiet moment when Scripture was read, and a prayer of thanksgiving was said.
After supper, there is studying to do, and perhaps a program of music, or a dramatic performance, which the boys and girls themselves have worked hard to produce. Later the lights would go out, and a day of wonders, of learn ing, of new experiences, of various activities, and fun would be over.
If you would like to make all this possible, please fill in the gift blank and mail it to us. We'd love to have you make all these things possible for all the boys and girls, and help us take another step through the year.
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MARTHA BERRY, WOMAN WITH A VISION

Ed. Note: This essay is the prize winner in the contest sponsored hy Hon. John Sihley, Chairman of Berry's Board of Trustees, in the Memory of Miss Martha Berry.
If the pages of history were turned back to the early 1900's, we would find Wilbur and Orville Wright making the first successful airplane flight; we find Mark Twain being acclaimed as the humorous writer of his day; and we would find Martha Berry beginning to help the simple-hearted, backward, and poverty-ridden folks in the lonely and forgotten rural sections of the South.
Miss Berry, inspired by her vision of service, saw pale and gloomy faces framed in rude doorways of mountains. This vision made the most dazzling offers of the social realm seem like glitter of mere tinsel, while the voices which called eVer and anon from the far hills brought to her ear the honest ring of pure gold. Herein she found her life's work in the humble needs of the mountaineer's neglected child.
But Miss Berry was more than a mere dreamer of dreams, a builder of castles. She was a doer of deeds. She was a pioneer whose mission was to blaze a highway through an unbroken forest and to reinforce the civilization of the twentieth century with an new element of strength. If the labor of starting a school for the rural boys and girls was one of stooping on her part, she only stooped to conquer.
During the half-century which has come and gone over 15,000 pupils have had their lives enriched by coming into contact with the greatest institution in the world. The Schools have wrought a vast change in the rural South; their transforming touch has been felt at cabin firesides hundreds of miles away. From the walls of the Berry Schools have gone forth men and women as missionaries of culture to work miracles of social betterment among a people in whose rugged in dependence lies the Republic's best hope.
The Berry Schools campus was originally a large plantation, Oak Hill. Captain Thomas Berry's daughter, Martha, saw the great need for de

veloping the human potentiality in the backward mountain people, and, with no administrative training or experi ence, she devoted her entire life, her property, her prayers, and all her efforts to making education available to rural youth. She began a Sunday school in a log cabin playhouse on her father's plantation but soon began driving her horse and buggy to Possum Trot to conduct Sunday schools for the mountain people.
For more than five years she con ducted these meetings; and then slowly her great vision began to take shape. She began to make her vision materi alize by getting five boys who were penniless but rich in possibilities to come to her boarding school in 1902. These boys could gain an education only if they could earn while they learned, and this Miss Berry arranged. The shield of the Schools possesses four symbols: the Bible for religion, the plow for labor, the lamp for learn ing, and the cabin for simplicity. It was around these patterns that the institu tion was founded. A school for girls was founded in 1909, and in 1926 this was augmented with a junior college. Her Vision was furthered with the junior college becoming a four-year senior college several years later.
Through all this Miss Berry fought to carry out her vision. Buildings have burned, but classes and meals have continued as before. Tornadoes have swept the campus, but no one was daunted. A railroad attempted to bisect the campus with a spur line, but Miss Berry convinced the president of the company to run the track in a differ ent direction. Today there are nearly 1,000 boys and girls from the rural sections of the South enrolled in a four-year coeducational college, a high school for boys, a high school for girls, and a grammar school. The campuses include an area of 150 acres; the Mar tha Berry Forest is composed of 25,000 acres of forest land; the general farms and pastures comprise 4,000 acres. There are twenty industries on the campuses where students do parttime work to help pay their expenses and where abilities and interests are encouraged for possible life careers.

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This transforming of bleak, rainwashed, red clay hillsides into a para dise, where beauty must sink into the eager, seeking minds and souls of the boys and girls of the South, brought great honors and much acclaim to Martha Berry. Among the honors she received were the Roosevelt Medal in 1925, the $5,000 Pictorial Review Award, and in 1931 she was selected as one of the twelve greatest American women as a result of a nationwide poll. The Variety Clubs of America awarded her a $1,000 plaque in re cognition of the most outstanding piece of humanitarian service of the year 1940. During her lifetime, she was awarded honorary doctorate degrees from several outstanding colleges and universities in the United States.
On Miss Berry's desk was, and still is, a little placard with these words: "Prayer Changes Things." As a person looks out over the fields where slaves once worked and sees students; as his eyes pass from the original log cabin to the church spire and beautiful buildings on the campus; as he sees young people with no material en dowment enter the school, graduate, and build successful lives, he cannot help but feel that Miss Berry's vision has been fulfilled. But Martha Berry's vision--like Martha Berry's spirit--is the kind that forever will go marching on and on!
"You (Martha Berry) have built your school by faith--faith in your vision, faith in God, who alone can make visions substantial. Few are privileged to receive so clear an answer to their petitions as you have received. Your achievement brings the mystery and beauty of divine guidance closer to us all."
--President Calvin Coolidge
Dr. Lambert Inaugurated
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Discussing the place of private colleges and universities today, Dr. Walters quoted a report of the Ameri can Association of Universities that "strong, adequately supported private and state institutions are the strongest bulwark against federal domination. These colleges and universities have contributed magnificently to the growth and defense of our Republic;

their capacity to continue doing them is directly dependent upon the response of our society to their needs."
"The Berry Schools and College fit into the national picture logically and most creditably. Among the pri vately-controlled educational insti tutions of the nation, this institution has made a distinctive contribution, truly meriting financial support from business and other corporations from educational and philanthropic founda tions, from the local community and from alumni and friends.
"In the economic progress of the South, you of the Berry Schools and College, will, I predict, surpass your past contributions. On the side of tech nology, you will maintain and improve the admirable work-study system which produces graduates possessing both theoretical knowledge and prac tical experience. You will supply teachers and administrators equipped to deal with the problems of rural schools. You will supply potential candidates for various professions.
"On the side of culture and citizen ship, you will increasingly serve the South and the Nation. The Berry Schools and College incarnate a relig ious devotion which will be cherished and deepened under the administration of Berry's new president. This devotion will enrich the lives of Berry students and teach them that each citizen is a chdd of God. Thus graduates of Berry will meet their duties of citizenship as directed and inspired by the godliness of their Alma Mater," Dr. Walters said.
Berry to be Featured
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ing of ambition, Christian pride, study and hard work."
We have not seen Mr. Childers' articles which will be printed in TOWN AND COUNTRY and THE READERS DIGEST, but knowing Mr. Childers' philosophy is sound, and knowing the thoroughness with which he studied The Berry Schools, we recommend both articles to you.
You will get a word picture from a well-known writer who has investi gated, and who reports honestly what he has found.

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OPPORTUNITIES

FOR YOU AND THEM

The following letters are taken from our large file of applications which we have received. There are, of course, many others who also want to come to Berry. We need working scholarships in order to give them the opportunity of earning their education, and must have $150 for each of these boys and girls. Any amount toward a scholarship will help.

Florence

Recommendation:

Dear Sir: It has been my pleasure to have
Florence in my class, and I don't think there is a more deserving girl in the school.
Florence comes from a farming family. She is rather shy, but a person that is very likable. She smiles all the time and is never disagreeable. Her fellow students seem to like her quite a bit.
Florence is working after school and on week-ends to help her family. She has one brother and three sisters who are all younger than she.
Her first choice of schools is Berry. I personally think that she will be a credit to your school. She does need a little help in overcoming her shyness, especially around strangers. Personal grooming will benefit her I am sure.
Yours very truly,
P. J. M.

I have known Jimmy's parents for five years. They are fine Christian people who have done an excellent job in bringing up their children. They have worked hard all their lives and have done everything possible to give their children the advantage of a good education.
Jimmy has worked hard on their farm, looking after livestock, and rais ing cotton and corn by himself. He has put in additional time doing custom work with the tractor and equipment to pick up extra income for the farm.
I recommend Jimmy without re servation and will be glad to do any thing possible to help him to get in Berry School.
Very truly yours, J. R. T.
Horace

Jimmy
Dear Sir: The reason that I want to enter
Berry is because I want to make an Agriculture teacher. I have always lived on the farm and I like it very much. I want to teach other Southern boys Agriculture so they can do a better job of farming.
I will graduate the last of May and I would like to start to work so that I can earn my year's studies.
If I am accepted will I get a letter from you ?
Sincerely yours,
Jimmy

Dear Sir: We have a boy, Horace, who wishes
to enter the freshman class of Berry College. This boy has been in school under my supervision for the past ten years and has proved himself to be a young man of high moral character, sound physique and good mind. He is very sincere in his desire for a college education and is handicapped by the fact that his father is unable to finance him. He has worked and saved money and shown determination to get his education. We recommend him sincerely, and hope that you will be able to help him.
Yours very truly,
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Recommendation:
Dear Sir: I hope that Horace will be able to attend your school. He is a hard-working, ambitious boy and one, who will appreciate any opportunity to secure a college education. I have taught him for the past four years and cannot recommend him too highly.
Mrs. M. E. L.
Ruby
Dear Sirs: I would like to enter your school as
soon as possible. My father is 67 years old, and unable to work. He has been married twice and has 19 children. It is very hard for me to get to school. I am very interesting in going to school.
I would like to work my way through, my father is unable to pay a large amount.
I am very interested in mathematics, physical education, in fact I am inter ested in any subjects. I am a person who can get along with anyone. I don't have any bad habits. Please let me know how long it will be before I can enter, If I can.
Sincerely yours, Ruby
Frank
Dear Sir: Knowing your School as I believe I
do, I feel that this boy, Frank, would do well if given a chance to make his way there.
He was deserted by his father some years ago, and his mother later passed away. He has tried to make his way with the help of some married sisters.
If he is given the proper guidance and a chance to work his way through school, he has, I believe the ability to accomplish the task of an education.
Please give him your utmost con sideration.
Sincerely yours, A. P. M.

Pauline
Dear Sirs: The chief reason that I have, for
wanting to enter Martha Berry College is the fact that I hope to teach school, and I believe I could get the best kind of teacher training at Berry.
Another reason is that I could work for most of my expenses at Berry, and my college education would not be too expensive for me or my parents.
I will graduate in May and would like to come to Berry and work throughout the summer and enter as a college freshman in September.
The past summer I worked at a childrens' camp and cared for two children aged 3 and 1, so I feel qual ified to work in the nursery.
I am taking my second year of typing and can do office work and I have also had experience working in a store.
I will be glad to do any work that you assign to me.
I do want a college education very much and Berry seems my only chance.
Thank you, Pauline
Bobby
Dear Sirs: I would like to enter Berry because
the school I now attend is crowded and one person cannot get enough help from the teachers, and to I would like to receive the training I would get at Berry. I truly would like to enter Berry. I can't afford to go to another school, as I live with my grandmother who is to old to work.
Sincerely, Bobby
Recommendation:
I wish to recommend Bobby for your serious and favorable consider ation. He is a fine young man and is deserving of any favors which may be shown him. He lives with his grand mother here and has attended the school here. He has the ability to do good scholastic work and needs en couragement and individual attention.
L. R. H., Superintendent

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THESE ARE OUR NEEDS
THE BUILDING FUND
Cottages--There are a large number of boys at Berry this summer, and we could build several much needed faculty cottages, if we only had funds. During the winter, the boys have cut timber, and sawed it in our sawmill. We have gone as far as we can without funds to buy the nails, cement, roofing, fixtures, and other things we cannot make at Berry. We desperately need about six cottages, which will not only furnish places for our staff members to live, but will give our industrial arts boys practical experience in carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, masonry, roofing and all other building skills. We would be happy to name the cottage for any friend or loved one.
Refrigeration Plant--One of our greatest needs is for a freezing plant where the Berry girls could preserve the foods which the Berry boys raise. This summer we will grow several tons of fruits, vegetables, and meat, some of which can be eaten fresh, but the majority will have to be canned or sold. At present it is not pos sible to butcher enough of one kind of meat to feed all the boys and girls without having spoilage. With the freezing unit, the meat could be safely stored, and used as needed. The vegetables would not only taste better, but would have more vitamins, and be more healthful. A gift of $50,000 would build this greatly need ed freezing unit.
Library Addition-- Built in 1926 when Berry was a high school, our library has not grown as much as the Schools. An addition to our Memorial Library would have enough space for reading rooms for the boys and girls, and enough stack space for books. This would be a lasting memorial, and would meet one of our most urgent needs.
SCHOLARSHIPS
Working Scholarships--Each year we walk further on the "plank of Faith," and accept boys and girls who are anxious to get an education. They come to Berry and work to earn their tuition, room and board. But, we must find friends who believe that these boys and girls will be worth an investment of $150 a year to their country when they are graduated from Berry. The records of our graduates show the value of our training. We hope that you will believe in these young people and help them with as much as you can afford towards a working scholarship.
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Endowment Berry has built up a small endowment through the years largely through bequest and Endowed Scholarships. You may endow a Scholarship for $5,000, or a Day at Berry for $2,500, and you may name them in honor of anyone you wish. A gift to the Endowment Fund will help perpetuate the work Berry does through the years to come, and will also perpetuate the name of someone dear to you.
Retirement--In these days when people everywhere stress security it is hard to realize that Berry workers continue to "stand by" giving their best years of youth and strength for barely a living wage and no promise of retirement funds when they can no long er work. Any amount for the retirement fund would be a Godsend.
MISCELLANEOUS NEEDS Academic Costumes--Many of our friends have sent academic robes
and hoods to be worn by our seniors and faculty members, and they were a great addition to our commencement exercises. We can still use more robes of all kinds, bachelors, masters, and doctors, and any kind of hood, as well as caps. If you have any academic costumes stored, we can put them to good use.
Books--Our young people will want magazines, books, and other materials to read this summer, and we hope that we will be able to have good, interesting literature for them. Many of our friends are sending magazines weekly, monthly, and at other regular intervals, but we can always use more. We love to use them in the library, in the sitting rooms, and other places where students can easily find them.
Typewriters--We need typewriters in the offices and in the typing room. There are many calls for trained typists and secretaries, and business firms particularly like Berry-trained boys and girls. We need typewriters and business machines on which to let them practice.
Dishes and Silverware--We always need additional dishes, and add itional silverware. We try to teach our students to make the dining room as attractive as possible and it adds a great deal when they have the right dishes and silver to set the tables properly.
Musical Instruments--If you have any band instruments no longer used by members of your family, or a piano, or any type of musical instruments, we would love to have them for the boys and girls. Our young people love to sing, and to play instruments of all kinds, and we want them to have the opportunity to develop their talents.
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WILL . . .
"Wish or desire; inclination; pleasure . .
'J'HIS is part of the definition of a will found in the dictionary. And how dif ferent it is from our usual conception of a will. Usually we think of wills in connection with death, and are reluc tant to dwell on the possibility long enough to be sure our wishes and de sires are recorded.
If we stop to think that it is a pleas ure to help others; that even after we are gone, we can continue to help wor thy boys and girls, and through them perpetuate our spirit, our hopes and ideals, then the idea of a will is a joy. Through the ages to come, because of our wishes and desires, inclinations, and because it was our pleasure, young people will find a source of hope and opportunity.
May it be your inclination and pleasure to
REMEMBER BERRY IN YOUR WILL.

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