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Dear Friends:
It is always a pleasure to greet you, and to thank you again for your interest in Berry, and your help. Truly, I know of no other place in the whole world which has as devoted friends as Berry.
You will be interested in the announcement in this issue of the Southern Highlander that Mr. William McChesney Martin has been elected Chairman of our Board of Trustees. It is especially good that we have not lost our former Chairman, Mr. John A. Sibley, who will continue as a mem ber of our Board, and give us his time, wisdom and experi ence.
There are about 400 boys and girls working at Berry this summer for their expenses next year. We are building a new faculty cottage, and repairing some of our buildings, and of course, farming and doing the "housekeeping" for our large family.
Each time I see these young people working over hot stoves cooking 1200 meals a day, doing the laundry in a room that sometimes is 110 degrees, and working in hot fields making the crops that will feed us next year, I have renewed respect for them, and renewed hope for our country. You may feel very proud that you have helped keep these young people at Berry to earn their education.
With the hope that each of you will have a very happy and pleasant summer, and always with deep appreciation for your faith, your help, and your prayers for us,
Faithfully yours
Inez Henry

The Southern Highlander

Vol. 42

June, 1955

No. 2

Founded by Miss Martha Berry January 13, 1902
Mount Berry, Floyd County, Georgia

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

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Wm. McChesney Martin, Jr. Washington, D. C. _ Chairman
Philip Weltner, Atlanta Vice-Chairman M. G. Keown, Mount Berry _ Treasurer
Dr. Harmon Caldwell, Mrs. Virginia Camp bell Courts, Dr. James G. K. McClure, Nel son Macy, Jr., Robert F. Maddox, E. W. Moise, John A. Sibley, 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 by Students on the Schools' Press

MR. MARTIN IS NEW
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
It is a tribute to the work being done at Berry, that it attracts men and women of such great worth to its support and development. Since the founding of Berry, outstanding men and women have been greatly inter ested, and Mr. William McChesney Martin's acceptance of the Chairman ship of the Board of Trustees is cer tainly continuing in this tradition.
It is also of deep interest to the
many friends of Berry to know that Mr. John A. Sibley, who has so faith fully served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees since 1941, will remain on the Board of Trustees. Mr. Sibley has given inspired leadership to the Berry program, and it has grown and devel oped under his direction.

One of Mr. Sibley's chief interests is agriculture, and he has encouraged better farming, and agricultural prac tices, not only at Berry, but through out the entire South. The Trust Company of Georgia, of which Mr. Sibley is chairman, sponsors farming enterprises, and presents awards to outstanding farmers.
At Berry, Mr. Sibley inspired, and advised on, the 2,000 acre permanent pasture program. He helped plan the development of the pastures, and also the improvement of the herds of beef and dairy cattle. New breeds of live stock, hogs, chickens, sheep, which will develop into herds at Berry, have been given through Mr. Sibley's inter est, and will prove invaluable in train ing Berry boys who plan to farm.
Since 1936, Mr. Sibley has been on the Board of Trustees, and he has been chairman since 1941. Mr. Sibley's enthusiasm, his wisdom, his vision, and his common sense have guided Berry since Miss Berry's death. It is good to know that we shall still have his wise counsel.
Mr. Martin, one of the nation's and world's outstanding business men and bankers, is also of the mold of men who have given so unselfishly of their time, their experience, and vision to carry on this work of offering oppor tunities to boys and girls. There is no school, business, industry, nor civic enterprise which would not welcome Mr. Martin to its board. It is a great privilege to have Mr. Martin as a mem ber of the Board, and even greater privilege to have him as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Martin, too, is a man of rare vision, wisdom, enthusiasm, and com mon sense. He understands Berry boys and girls, and talks easily to them. He understands the principles which have made Berry an outstand ing school, and he believes in young
people. With genuine appreciation for his
leadership, and with great faith in the future, the Berry staff, students and alumni welcome Mr. Martin as Chairman. We are sure the friends of Berry will join in supporting Mr. Martin, and wish him Godspeed in his position as head of Berry.

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William McChesney Martin, Jr.

WILLIAM M'CHESNEY MARTIN, JR. ELECTED BOARD CHAIRMAN

William McChesney Martin, Jr., Washington, at the meeting of the Berry Schools Board, June 18, was named chairman of the Board of Trus tees, succeeding John A. Sibley, At lanta, who will continue as a member of the Board.
A personal friend of the founder, Miss Martha Berry, Mr. Martin has served on the Board of Trustees since 1946.

Mr. Sibley stated, "I am happy to turn the reins over to Mr. Martin, one of the truly great men of our country, who understands the program at Berry and the principles upon which Miss Berry founded the Schools, and in his hands its future develop ment will be safe."
Mr. Martin is a graduate of Yale and has studied at Benton College and Columbia University. He holds LL.D. degrees from Temple University, Tulane University and Amherst College.

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He became a member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1931, and a Governor in 1935. In 1938 he was elected Chairman of the Board of the Exchange and later that year became the first paid President of the Exchange and served until he was drafted as a private in the Army in 1941. He was released from the Army in 1945 as a colonel.
Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank in 1945, he was named Chairman of the Board of Directors and President in 1946. He served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury from 1949 until he became Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board in 1951. While he was Assist ant Secretary of the Treasury, he was also the U. S. Executive Director

of the International Bank for Recon struction and Development.
Mr. Sibley has been a Trustee of the Berry Schools and College since 1936, and Chairman of the Board since 1941. Other members of the Board are Dr. Philip Weltner, Atlanta, M. Gordon Keown, Mt. Berry, Dr. Har mon Caldwell, Atlanta, Mrs. Virginia Campbell Courts, Atlanta, Dr. James G. K. McClure, Asheville, N. C., Nel son Macy, Jr., New York, Robert F. Maddox, Atlanta, E. W. Moise, Atlanta, G. Lamar Westcott, Dalton, George Winship, Atlanta, and Robert W, Woodruff, Atlanta.
Dr. Lambert resigned as president of the Berry Schools and College, and Mr. Martin will be operational head of the Schools.

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140 BERRY SENIORS ARE GRADUATED AT COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

Chester H. Lang, public relations vice president of the General Electric Company was commencement speaker, and Dr. William T. Martin, Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Tal lahassee, Florida, was the baccalau reate preacher at the fifty-third com mencement exercises here May 21-23, when 140 Berry seniors received their diplomas and degrees.
The commencement program opened May 21, which was Alumni Day. Hun dreds of Alumni returned from various parts of the country, and attended the annual Alumni meeting, at which Dr. Thomas Gandy, president of the Berry Alumni Association, and a professor of agriculture at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, presided.
Dr. Martin preached the baccalau reate sermon in the Mount Berry Chapel Sunday, and Dr. R. C. Gresh am, chaplain, held the traditional com munion service in Barnwell Chapel Sunday evening.
Of the graduating classes 58 seniors were from the Martha Berry School for Girls and Mount Berry School for

Boys, and 82 received their degrees from Berry College.
Mr. Lang, in his address, urged Berry graduates to explore new hori zons, and be pioneers in the advance ment of science and education, and to seek and give inspiration.
"What is it that makes men go on and on, when all hope is dead? What makes men search for the Pole? What makes them carry a sick brother? What makes a man walk out to death in the night? There is a mystery here-- a mystery that we understand only in our hearts. It is that mysterious source of power in all of us which, on occa sion, we must draw upon.
"The motto which I would give you is: To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
Mr. Lang cited the progress made in industry and technology, and said of the intricate machinery which per forms the repetitive and back-breaking jobs in offices and plants, "It will not turn us into automatons that its un fortunately chosen name might sug gest. Rather it will free men's bodies

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from drudgery, and so free their minds to meet the greater challenge that it makes to their skill and judgment.
"To the student a good education means a fuller life, materially and spiritually. A well-educated person is better able to cope with the problems that confront him both as an individual, and as a citizen in our complex civi lization. He has greater ability and inclination to refresh his mind in those cultural activities that make for the whole man. His material comfort is enchanced through increased earning power, for we know that the higher the level of education a man reaches, the greater his income.
"To the community better education means less poverty, less delinquency and crime, a higher standard of living, happier homes, and greater cultural resources. It can also contribute to a community's prosperity by influencing companies in their choice of new plant sites. When an industrial company chooses a city as a site for a new fac tory, it is interested in more than just markets, transportation, taxes and the local business climate, important as they may be.
"To the nation education means better citizens, and through them, a stronger defense against aggression

and better working of our republic. "Above all else, our schools can
help us build a better world for all mankind. General Omar Bradley has described our age as one of `nuclear giants and ethical enfants.' Science and technology are indispensable, but they are not enough. We need the guidance of the social sciences and the great ethical concepts of the ages which must be part of the background of every truly educated man.
"Satisfying these needs in education --the teachers, the buildings, the equip ment--means of course that we must also support education financially.
"Over half the private colleges in this country are operating at a loss; endowments cannot meet steadily rising expenses, and more and more these colleges must look for repayment for the training given.
"You students should by no means be dismayed by the problems you see. You are faced with greater opportu nities for pioneering and prospering than any generation in history. Al though our geographic frontier has disappeared, you can be pioneers as truly as Davy Crockett, by exploring some of the expanding frontiers that are already being mapped out on the scientific and technical front."

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Mrs. Hammond a Commencement Visitor

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Mr. Hammond celebrated

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grimage. Many of the visitors
to Berry have been

world famous. Among those

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brought by Mrs. Hammond

are Mrs. Thomas A. Edi

son, Mrs. James Roosevelt,

Mrs. Hammond with two Berry Graduates, Judge and Mrs. Hicks

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Watson, Mrs. Douglas Rob inson, sister of Theodore

Mrs. John Henry Hammond, was a Roosevelt, Mrs. Dave Morris, Hermann

special guest at the Berry Schools and Hagedorn, writer, Miss Angella Mor

College commencement program this gan, poet, Miss Violet Oakley, artist,

year.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Norwood, and

With Mrs. Hammond was her sister- Dr. and Mrs. Pauli Sargent, both rec

in-law, Miss Harriet King Hammond, tors of St. Bartholomew in New York,

also of New York City.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Speer, Presby

This was Mrs. Hammond's 35th visit terian missionaries, Dr. and Mrs. Al

to Berry. Widely known as an author, bert Shaw, Rev. Dr. Anson Phelps-

and speaker, Mrs. Hammond has con Stokes, Dr. Frank Buchman, Bishop

ducted 30 Pilgrimages to Berry. She Logan H. Roots, of China, Mrs. Rus

met Miss Martha Berry, founder of sell Colgate, and Countess Lazzlo

the Berry Schools and College at Bar Szechenyi.

Harbor, Maine, at the home of a mutual

friend, Mrs. Walter G. Ladd. She told

Miss Berry that the best thing she

could do would be to bring her friends Bairds Speak at Chapel

down to see the Berry Schools, and interest them in the work being done

And Make Art Awards

here. During the past 35 years, Mrs. Ham
mond has conducted 30 Pilgrimages, bringing more than 600 people to see the Schools. The Pilgrim Association has given one dormitory, Pilgrim Hall at the Mount Berry School for Boys, and endowed it.
On the 25th anniversary of the

Industrial and technological advances being made today will increase op portunities for young people in bus iness and industry, Frederick H. Baird, vice-president of the New York Cen tral railroad told the Berry Schools students and faculty members in the Mount Berry Chapel April 16.

Berry Schools, Mrs. Hammond gave Mrs. Baird presented prizes to stu

a dinner party at the Roosevelt Hotel, dents who had excelled in various

in New York, and started the endow branches of art, and who have shown

ment for Berry College.

improvement during the past year.

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SILVER WEDDING PARTY HONORS MR. AND MRS. HENRY
Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Henry, both of whom are Berry Schools graduates, and have long been associated with the Schools, celebrated their silver wedding anniversary Sun day afternoon, with open house at Oak Hill, the Martha Berry home. The festive occasion was sponsored by many of their friends.
The bride of 25 years ago, was given in marriage by her mother, the late Mrs. E. B. Wooten. The late Miss Martha Berry, founder of the Berry Schools, was Mrs. Henry's maid of honor, and gave the wedding reception and supper over at Oak Hill, after the Chapel ceremony.
The couple was married in the Mount Berry Chapel in May 1930, and re peated their wedding vows in a brief ceremony, Sunday afternoon, before Dr. R. C. Gresham, Chaplain of the Schools. Dr. Gresham, during the ceremony, paid tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Henry noting that they have meant much over the years to the thousands of boys and girls at Berry. Both Mr. and Mrs. Henry were closely associ ated with Miss Berry, Mrs. Henry having served her for nearly twenty years as secretary and traveling com panion, and is now employed as Assis tant to the President of the Schools and College. Mr. Henry is employed in the College Store.
Members of the original wedding party were invited to receive with Mr. and Mrs. Henry on Sunday after noon.
Mr. Henry's best man was Dr. S. H. Cook, who has been associated with the Schools for forty-five years as Dean of the Schools and College, and who for a number of years was president. The groomsmen included Walter A. Johnson, Berry Alumni Secretary.
Congratulatory telegrams and gifts from many friends and relatives were displayed on the veranda. Mrs. Thomas Jones assisted Mr. and Mrs. Henry in opening the packages. She is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry. She and her husband and their three children, Jerry, Julia and James,

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were all present for the celebration. A beautiful silver tray and pitcher
were presented to the couple by Dr. G. Leland Green, on behalf of the Berry staff. In response to Dr. Green's touching presentation Mrs. Henry spoke, briefly, of how much both of them appreciated these gifts from the staff, and also the beautiful party, given by their friends, which brought back so many memories of the years. She paid tribute to Miss Martha Berry; and said that she and Mr. Henry were not only wedded to each other but to the Berry Schools as well.
During the afternoon, piano selec tions were played.
Mrs. E. H. Hoge, who arranged flowers and made corsages for the wedding party 25 years ago, again made the corsages, nosegays and ar rangements for the silver wedding party. Mrs. Hoge has helped with hun dreds of weddings for Berry Alumni, and has made numerous bouquets, boutonniers and arrangements for wed ding parties. The corsages which she made for the anniversary party, Sun day, included a nosegay for Mrs. Henry and 20 corsages of roses, snapdragons and garden flowers for members of the wedding party and hostesses.

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Martha Berry -- Pioneer in Human Engineering
By John Ed. Note: This essay won first place in the John A. Sihley Essay Contest, and was written by a Berry College freshman.

As I walked along the dusty country road that morning several years ago, the beauty of the woodland filled my heart. The birds and the flowers joined in the melody of spring while in the nearby pasture a herd of cows grazed peacefully. All seemed well with the world.
Abruptly, the scene changed. Round ing a bend in the road, I came to an eroded field, an image of desolation. Here no flowers grew, no birds sang, nor grazed any cattle--for only red clay and gray rocks shone dully in the Geor gia sun. There was no gate: it had rot ted years ago. The weathered corner post standing as a sole sentinel was the only reminder of human hands, hands which had once labored in tender care of young cotton, perhaps, but which had forsaken the land when the yield grew poor. Now, only a few clumps of brown sedge kept the ravenous gullies and the denuded clay company.
As I looked across the bare field, I wondered what hidden qualities, what potentialities, could be locked in that land. Could it ever grow another crop? Could the ravages of long neglect ever be repaired? I dreamed of green grass, of golden wheat, of fat cattle, wishing that somehow I could cause these to grow instead of the solitary sedge. I realized that with the keys of know ledge, of devotion, and of hard work, I might unlock those potentialities and accomplish my goal.
To learn, I came to The Berry Schools, where I found that to reclaim waste lands, I must become an agricul tural engineer. I would Study progres sive methods of farming and the best techniques of conservation. In every way, I would learn to build back the depleted soil.
I also learned of the founder of these schools, a lady who was another kind of engineer, a human engineer, who served the great purpose of reclaiming wasted lives. She had once been free of responsibility, free to take her leisure or go ridng, as her fancy would suggest.

All seemed well with the world until one day, she too, discovered a field of desolation.
Hers was no field of scattered sedge; hers was a field of lost lives. The poor mountain people, denied of any vestige of education or enlightenment, seemed as surely destined to oblivion and use lessness as the eroded field. Their ignorance and their poverty held them in a vicious clutch from which there was no respite; they only continued to exist in their narrow valleys, isolated and forgotten by the progressive, but callous, outside world.
In these neglected hill folk Martha Berry saw hidden qualities, potential ities that no one else suspected. With education, these people could rise with the advancing world. With edu cation, they could raise their standard of living, their culture, themselves; but, who would teach them, and how could such a herculean task be ac complished?
Martha Berry accepted the chal lenge. This sweet and gracious young lady was willing to sacrifice the com mon pleasures of life, or marriage even, to fulfill the dream of conservation which she envisioned, for she longed to teach the boys and girls how to write and how to use their minds, to make them respect labor, and to thrill them with the ideals of purity and beauty.
With the same keys of knowledge, of devotion, and of hard work which I would later use, the "Sunday Lady" unlocked the door to learning and higher life; she opened "the Gate of Opportunity." Her friends scoffed at the idea. She was the daughter of the aristocratic South and these hill people were poor whites--just hill-billies. For a hundred years they had been igno rant and backward. "Let them stay that way," said the young socialites of the day.
But she went ahead, starting with five mountain boys and a log cabin. She developed the unique and thrilling

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plan of combining education and labor, whereby every student could work his way. Her humility and deep trust in God saw her through all the trials and disappointment, bringing the realiza tion that slowly, surely, her dream was coming true.
Her philosophy encompased all the youth of our land. She said: Conser vation of our forests and natural re sources is a wonderful thing, hut the most important thing of all is the conservation and development of our young men and women of America. To train hoys and girls to become use ful citizens, with trained hands and trained minds, is our duty; hoys and girls who have a greater spiritual faith is what America needs most. That is the really important thing in education.
The once deserted field now lies rich and verdant in the bright Georgia sun. Grass grows there, and wheat; fat cattle graze cotentedly. Martha Berry's once deserted field, the field of humanity, also is rich, for men and women grow there. Tall and strong like the green corn, they will bear much fruit, for they carry with them the heritage of love and devotion that created one of the South's most pro gressive schools.
They will carry the heritage of Martha Berry, true pioneer in human engineering.
Mrs. Sophia E. Barnes Dies
Many visitors to Berry will remem ber cheerful Mrs. Sophia Barnes, mother of Miss Alice Barnes, who is in charge of Elizabeth Cottage. Mrs. Barnes died Sunday afternoon, June 12, following a long illness.
Mrs. Barnes had a green thumb, and raised African violets which were admired by all. The living room in Elizabeth was always filled with the violets Mrs. Barnes had cared for, and the blossoms added beauty to the room and to the lives of those who saw them.
Five of Mrs. Barnes' children were educated at Berry and Mrs. Barnes had lived with her daughter at Berry for 18 years.

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Oak Hill's Gardener Honored
Many friends who have visited Berry will remember the beauty of the gardens and grounds at Oak Hill, Miss Berry's ancestral home, and the quiet, sincere gardener always work ing with plants and shrubs, and with the boys assigned to the gardens. For 23 years Mr. Thomas Taylor has work ed thus, and has, recently, been re tired from active duties as supervisor of Oak Hill grounds, and a Berry grad uate whom he trained put in the place.
Miss Berry's sister, Mrs. J. B. Campbell, took pleasure in cooperating with the Trustees of the Schools, when she provided funds for making one of the small houses on the Oak Hill grounds into suitable living quarters for the retiring gardener, who will continue to live on the grounds and have lighter duties.
He was invited to come before the Trustees at their last meeting so that they might have a chance to express appreciation to him for long and faith ful services. In expressing apprecia tion, Mr. John A. Sibley, Chairman of the Board presented Mr. Taylor with a beautiful, gold watch engraved as follows: "From The Berry Schools' Board of Trustees; To Thomas Taylor, creator of beauty, in appreciation of his faithful services, June 18, 1955."
"Mr. Taylor is a man of God, and it is only by living close to God that he has been able to create such beauty," Mr. Sibley said.

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OPPORTUNITIES . . .

Leonard
Dear Sir: My reason for wanting to enter
Berry is that I want to attend College and I am unable to go to one that requires tuition. I am willing to work for an education and some of your former students have told me what a good school you have for boys and girls who are unable to pay.
I have worked on a farm all my life, and have done some carpenter work and at other jobs to make money for my school lunch and buy my clothes.
My father is farming, and since our cotton acreage was cut last year he started doing carpenter work since he couldn't plant enough cotton to make a living.
If I go to college it will have to be on my own.
Sincerely,
Leonard
Annie
Dear Sir: I have filed an application for ad
mission in your school. Due to insuf ficient funds it will be necessary for me to earn all possible tuition through work. I shall greatly appreciate any consideration you can give me.
If I am accepted, will it be possible for me to work during the summer, so I might continue my education in September? It is important that I finish as soon as possible due to the death of my Mother and the responsi bility of a younger brother and sister.
Sincerely,
Annie
Annie's Superintendent, a Berry grad uate, writes:
Annie is one of the most dependable and deserving girls I know. She has assumed the burden of keeping her family together after her Mother died from burns, and her father seriously burned in a fire a year ago. Any con sideration you can show her will be deeply appreciated by me and all who know her.

Another friend writes: Annie and her family have lived on
a farm that I own for the past 5 years. Last year their home was destroyed by fire, and her Mother died from burns. Her father was in the hospital for several months recovering from the burns he received. They do not have anything except their household goods.
All of the family has always been, since I have known them, honest, hardworking, ambitious, and of good character. Annie would be a very good student, and would take advan tage of every opportunity offered.
Dorothy
My dear Friends:
I have just received word that one of this year's graduating class, Dorothy, has applied for a work scholarship at the Berry Schools. This young lady is without any doubt one of the out standing seniors of our school, aca demically, morally and spiritually.
Dorothy is a very industrious young lady. Because of a sister striken with polio some few years ago and her father who required expensive hos pital treatment within the last year, Dorothy does most of the house work while her mother and father are at work.
I know the family's financial cir cumstances will not permit of very much if any money on Dorothy's edu cation. If the Schools at Berry are able to give her a work scholarship, I'm sure that it will be a very wise investment.
I feel that Dorothy is a very deserv ing girl. Her people are poor and have not had many educational ad vantages, so Dorothy is to be com mended for the place she has made in the community and school. She will appreciate anything you do for her and is in dire financial need.
Sincerely,
H. W. J.

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Billy
Dear Sir:
I think a college like Berry is the best type of college, because it has strict rules and offers a person who wants to get an education a good start in life.
I like the chance of getting to learn more about church work as I learn other lessons. I am a regular church attender, and work in church groups.
I am interested in studying to be a school teacher. If I am accepted at Berry I hope that I can get a degree, and hope to make a great success in the future as I work for others.
I am a member of a large family. The family consists of 10 children. It is hard for my father to support us on such a small farm as we have. I want to learn how to work for a living for myself and to help others.
Sincerely yours,
Billy
Dear Sir:
Billy is now in high school and is over anxious to go to college. Born of poor parents, and of a large, but honorable family, his father is a hard worker, and his mother is industrious. It takes all they can do to clothe and care for their family.
Berry is the only hope for Billy to go to College. Unless you can take him, his advantages are over.
I pray you will help the boy by al lowing him to enter Berry. PLEASE DO.
Sincerely yours,
W. A., pastor
Harold
Dear Sir:
I wish to come to Berry to be a better citizen. I have heard many people say that it is the best all around school anywhere. I have heard of many graduates of Berry who have done well in their work. So I would like to go to school there, too.
If I am accepted, I'll do my best in work and study.
Yours very truly,
Harold

Recommendation:
This boy has had a hard life. His father deserted his family and later died. Harold has worked at odd jobs after school and during holidays and has turned this money over to his mother. In view of his hardships he has been a good boy and a credit to his community.
He was a member of our Boy Scout troup. He did his utmost to live up to the scout oath and scout law.
I cannot think of another boy in this community more worthy of consider ation. I do trust that he will be given a chance in your school.
Mary
Dear Friend: It is a great pleasure to tell you why
I want to go to Berry. I chose Berry first, for their good recommendation through the years, second, all students are treated alike, third, it is known the world over for the opportunity it gives boys and girls alike, who want to make something of themselves and their parents are not financially able to send them.
More than anything, I want a col lege education and I know full well my only chance to have it is to earn it myself, as I can't depend on my parents as my father was injured two years ago, and my Mother works to support us.
I hope that I will have the opportu nity at Berry.
Sincerely,
Mary
Recommendation:
Mary has made an excellent student in spite of a very difficult home sit uation. She is eager to better her lot, and has been most cheerful and patient under a most difficult situation. I do not think that she will be able to get much help from home, as her Mother is supporting the family on an income which is barely enough to provide food and clothing. She has been active in church work and the choir. Although her training has been limited, she has never shown a reluctance to do her best in any category.
I know of no other girl who is more deserving than she.

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THESE ARE SOME OF OUR NEEDS -
The Building Fund
Cottages--Our boys could build several much needed faculty cot tages, if we only had funds. The boys cut timber, and saw 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 possible 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 vege tables would not only taste better, but would have more vitamins, and be more healthful.
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 wmuld 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 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 longer 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 would enjoy 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 give them the necessary training.
Dishes and Silverware--We always need additional dishes and addi tional 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.
Tools--All kinds of tools, garden, carpentry, drawing, mechanical, and anything you have that you are not using, can be used at Berry to a good advantage.
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FOR THE FUTURE
WE ARE ALWAYS deeply saddened by the death of a
friend, and during the past year many friends have been lost through death--and some have been contributors since the beginning of the Schools.
We are, of course, deeply moved when friends REMEM BER BERRY IN THEIR WILLS, as some have done. The other day word reached us that a very dear one had left a share of her worldly goods to Berry. I mentioned this to the girls who were working in the office, that day, and said how much I regretted that we could not--in this life--have the privilege of thanking that friend face to face, but I hoped that she would realize in some way that the bequest was a great blessing.
The girls were quiet for a moment, then one looked at me and very thoughtfully said: "Don't you think that the best way in which we can really thank anyone for remem bering Berry is by making the best of our opportunities here?"
There are those who sometimes say that "young people do not know the meaning of gratitude." Somehow, state ments like the one made by this girl, as well as many other comments and actions of the boys and girls at Berry lead us to believe that these young people have a deeper sense of gratitude than we often realize.
REMEMBER BERRY IN YOUR WILL
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