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The Southern Highlander

Vol. 44

June, 1957

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 Chairman
Wm. McChesney Martin, Jr. Washington, D. C.
Dr. Harmon Caldwell Mrs. Virginia Campbell Courts Mrs. Inez Henry Nelson Macy, Jr. Robert F. Maddox E. W. Moise John A. Sibley Pollard Turman G. Lamar Westcott 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.

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Typical Summer Scene--Many girls are earning their tuition this summer by picking berries from our "Berry Patch," and making jelly for winter use which will be enjoyed by Berry Students, Staff and friends.

BERRY HOLDS FIFTYFIFTH COMMENCEMENT
For fifty-five years Berry has kept the "Gate of Opportunity" open to young people who have "earned and learned," by the self-help program. You readers of this magazine have done so much to make this possible.
This spring we sent out 153 gradu ating seniors with the "hard-earned diplomas and degrees," as Miss Berry always expressed it. We thought of our wonderful friends and wished that many of you might have been here and shared the joy with us. Pictures of our graduating classes and Com mencement speakers will give you a glimpse of the occasion.
Dr. Lawrence Derthick, U. S. Com missioner of Education, made the Com mencement Address and The Reverend Mr. Harry Fifield, Pastor of First Pres byterian Church, Atlanta, gave the Baccaraureate. Both speakers empha sized the importance of character building in our educational program and paid tribute to Berry for the stress placed on the same.
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Dr. Fifield said: "In a fine school like this, one need not dwell long upon education as a character-build ing factor. I trust all of you will continue your education beyond this point. You need to remember that an education sought primarily for the purpose of making a more prosperous living is a poor education. To be ed ucated is to learn the art of living, not just how to make a living. It is to en able young people to match their finest talents with mankind's greatest needs, in a worthwhile, purposeful life. Jesus had a means of livelihood, but that was not His purpose for living.
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"The company of the Master is the greatest character moulding force in the world! Let me lay that truth upon your hearts this morning. If you young men and women are to become the men and women of charac ter this world needs for leadership today, I beg of you to choose the only adequate source of character there is. Whatever else your plans for edu cation, vocation, marrage, life itself-- commit yourself to a schedule of dis-
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Dr. John R. Bertrand Attends Presidents' Institute
Our Berry friends will be interested in the following article which recently appeared in The Rome News-Tribune:

Dr. John R. Bertrand, President of Berry Schools and College, and Mrs. Bertrand have been selected to partici pate in the third annual institute for college and university presidents and their wives, to be held at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Admin istration, Boston, Massachusetts, from June 18 through June 26.
Sponsored by the Carnegie Corpo ration of New York and the Associ ation of American Colleges, the Presi dents' Institute for College and Uni versity Administrators is specifically planned for newly appointed presi dents. Participation is limited to presi dents of four-year colleges and uni versities who have been appointed to their post since June 1, 1954. Partici pation is further limited to only thirtysix presidents and their wives out of more than two hundred applications received for the 1957 institute.
The institute, directed by Robert W. Merry, Professor of Business Ad ministration, grew out of a desire frequently expressed by college presi dents particularly during the early years of their administration, for an opportunity to share experiences and plans of mutual concern. The first experimental one-week institute was held at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in June 1955 with Carnegie Corporation funds. The Corporation then decided to meet the entire cost of the Institute, in cluding travel cost and expenses for the week for both presidents and their wives, as part of a five-year $350,000 program to help college administrators.
The Carnegie Corporation's Presi dent, Dr. Charles Dollard, feels the college president has been neglected-- almost forgotten. "When a good man is persuaded to forsake teaching and research for administrative work, he is all too apt to discover that hence forth his personal development is a matter of concern only to himself." Dr. Dollard feels that college presi dents should be given opportunity to become even more imaginative, cre ative and to stimulate their scholarly talents.

Dr. Bertrand
Representatives from twenty four states, as well as from Canada, will attend the Institute. There will be presidents from Protestant, Catholic, as well as from Private and State Institutions in attendance, and the ages of the Administrators will range from Thirty to sixty five. The wives of most of the presidents will accompany them, and will have their own meet ings to discuss ways and means of working most effectively with their husbands in the various college pro grams and problems particularly con cerning the wives.
The primary emphasis in the 1957 Institute will again be on the "DecisionMaking Function of the President." The second part of the program will consist of evening talks by leaders in the field of education.
Dr. and Mrs. Bertrand will leave for the Institute on Friday, June 14, stop ping en-route for a day in New York.
The Bertrands came to the Berry campus last September and have made a host of friends in Rome and the surrounding communities as well as on the campus and among the alumni of Berry. They have four children between the ages of six and twelve.
Dr. Bertrand said: "I am happy to have an opportunity to attend the Insti tute and to take part in its unique pro gram. I look forward to a most stimu lating and helpful experience and feel that the institutions represented will benefit greatly in the sharing of plans and problems of mutual concern."

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Peach picking, canning and freezing them are familiar scenes at Berry in the summer work program.

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Martha Berry, Source of Enduring Inspiration

Editor's Note: The following essay won first prize in the John A. Sibley Essay Contest on "Martha Berry."

The silence was broken only by the steady splashing of water as it fell haltingly from the giant wheel which sighed with every turn. Nearby, stately pines stood taller as if in answer to the giant's unvoiced pQea for strength, while the rugged little house of crude stone pressed nearer and whispered, "I am here." Tirelessly, the huge wheel turned on and on and each time the circle was complete, a new supply of water was placed beneath the rustic bearer where it would remain to re flect the endless cycle.
I stood there gazing upward, lost in awe and wonder, as sunlight turned the falling water into diamonds. Think ing I was alone, I was startled when I heard voices. Faintly they came at first, and as I turned, expecting to see visitors, I saw no one. There was only the distant song of a bird, then once again I heard them, this time very near. Confused, I sat down upon the soft grass that covered the bank of the stream. Listening again and look ing, I still saw no one. Hoping to shut out the sound, I closed my eyes and found the voices. They filled my heart. One voice was audible and as I looked once again at the old mill, I heard, "I the Lord do keep it; I will water it, every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day." "I will water it, every moment. .." This phrase found its way into my thoughts and as I meditated there, I felt that I could say with David Grayson, "Only today while gazing at the distant mountains, I almost overlooked a mira cle by the roadside, one which could tell in its own right, the story behind its existence."
The crudeness of the mill house seemed to echo the likeness of the cabin in which Miss Berry began her school. It was very unlike the beau tiful colonial home from which Martha Berry came as a young lady. Truer words were never spoken than those of Miss Berry when she said that while her sisters came across the hall and married in the parlor, she came across the road and married The Berry Schools.

With a gentleness that characterized the small young lady, she made friends with some ragged little mountain child ren whom she met on one of her rides through the woods of her father's plantation. Driving the picture of hunger and longing from her mind was not as easy as driving back to her home that day. She could not forget what she had seen and finally, she knew that this was what God had for her to do. Forgetting herself, she began to give her time, her wealth, and her self to those who needed her.
As she set out upon this task, just as the stately pines and the little rock house stood near the huge water wheel, her friends stood by her and she found strength and comfort in the words, "I
am here." Day after day she sought to build
from one small cabin, in which she taught Bible stories to children, what her heart had envisioned. She could see a place set apart from other places and filled with the raw material of untrained minds, willing hands, and burning spirits. It was through such boys and girls that this great miracle was to be revealed, a miracle that was to touch tomorrow and tomorrow.
Watching the enormous water wheel receive water from a great pipe and convey it to its resting place, then repeat the process again and again, brought to my mind another picture. How many times Miss Berry acted as a conveyer between those who were able to give and her students who needed so many things. Never taking anything for herself, she deposited it all where it will ever stand to reflect her unselfish love. Her deeds and image will always be mirrored in the faces and lives of students whom Miss Berry will never know.
I thought, as I sat there, how se cluded the old mill was and how one must travel a crooked path to find it. Pondering the truth in this, I quickly saw that the same was true of the work and accomplishments Martha Berry had made. The spot that she chose was simple and secluded, away from the busy world. To reach the

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Student Winner of First Prize with Mr. Sihley

spot and the fufillment of her dream, she had to travel a hard and crooked path. In doing this she laid the foun dation for the unique work program by which so many are able to become Berry students.
My eyes then sought and found the inscription "1930" on the small mill house. How fitting that this great em bodiment of her vision and her work should be built by the hands of those for whom she gave her life! In 1930, her boys erected this great and noble work of art which stands in itself a landmark for Martha Berry. Twelve years after the completion of the Grist Mill and the great water wheel, Miss Berry's cycle was completed and her rest won. Though she rests now among stone memorials that pay her tribute,

she lives within human memorials who will ever name her name. Each Berry graduate is a living monument of her courage, strength, and devotion.
In the clear water I saw an almost perfect reproduction of the mill and all that stood near. As I watched, a pebble came from behind me and distorted the image. Rising, I saw a stranger approaching and before I could greet him, he smilingly waved toward the great memorial, and asked, "What does this stand for?"
Without a word I left him there, for I had found my "miracle by the roadside" and I had not words enough to explain that it had become for me, the embodiment of Martha Berry, source of enduring inspiration.

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ciplined worship, religious study and

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Dr. Derthick also spoke on the im portance of the spiritual development in the educational program. He paid tribute to the late Martha Berry for her successful means of combining the work, study and the spiritual program. He said, "I believe in this School be cause much emphasis is placed on the

work of the hand and on character building. Your founder knew that there would always be need for people everywhere to have a sympathetic view of work. Through the years, our methods of work have changed but our spirit of work should always re main unchanged.

"The greatest aim in life should be to serve, and whatever our education we will do well to consider, first, how we can best serve humanity."
Dr. Derthick was impressed with the fact that about fifty of this year's graduates plan to follow some phase of educational work; and it seemed fitting to have the U. S. Commissioner of Education bring the Commencement message to this group of young people. Dr. Derthick was introduced by the Chairman of the Board, Dr. William McChesney Martin.

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OUR LETTER BOX

The following paragraphs are from friends who have shared in the work at Berry:
June 12, 1957 "For the past few years we have been sending your school $150, which is the amount of one scholarship. At a meeting of the trustees of our Foun dation last week, it was voted to in crease our contribution to $300 so as to provide for two scholarships. We are impressed with the excellent work that you are doing and wish your school continued success.
Yours sincerely,
RHS"
"Of the small number of causes to which I contribute, none gives me more satisfaction than The Berry Schools. The combination of practical work experience and schooling is unique and the emphasis on beauty in surroundings makes a great appeal to me. I only wish I were able to give more generously.
Very sincerely yours,
MSH"

The following paragraphs are from
a young person who needs Berry:
"Dear Sir,
I want to enter Berry College and become a teacher. I cannot afford to go to college unless I can earn my way, entirely. I have chosen Berry because I have been told of the Christian atmosphere there, and of the willing ness of the teachers to help students, and because I can work for my ex penses.
At the time of my birth my parenfs were farming on shares, but later my father made a down payment on a farm. My brothers were called into the service and my father has had to carry on alone. My sisters and I have been driving the tractor and helping him as much as we could. We harrow, break land, hoe peanuts, cotton, com bine oats and wheat, pull corn, pick cotton and stack peanuts. My father's health has failed and he cannot do strenuous work. I need a chance to work for my education and will ap preciate it.
Sincerely,
Nina"

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NAME . STREET . CITY.ZONE. STATE .
All Gifts To Berry Are Tax Exempt Under Federal Law. Please make checks payable to The Berry Schools,
and mail to Mount Berry, Georgia.

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An interesting feature of Commencement was the presentation of the portrait of Mr. Herman Hoge to the Schools by the Alumni Association. Mr. Hoge was Comptroller of the Schools for 47 years, having introduced the first business system, in the early days. Miss Berry often said: "I can always sleep well nights knowing that Mr. Hoge will conscientiously guard every penny sent to Berry and see that nothing is wasted. He can stretch a dollar for Berry farther than any person I've ever known."
Another unusual feature of Commencement was the presentation of a book of personal letters from the alumni to Dr. S. H. Cook, retiring veteran Dean. Letters in this book came from the 48 states, Canada, Mexico and Europe; and practically every profession was represented.

Fred Loveday presents book of letters to Dr. Cook

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The College Graduating Class

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Martha Berry Biography Chosen by United States Information Agency for Over-seas Publication
From Rome News Tribune

According to an announcement by Dr. John Bertrand, President of The Berry Schools and College, MIRACLE IN THE MOUNTAINS, best-selling biography of Martha Berry, founder of The Berry Schools, by Harnett T. Kane and Inez Henry, has been selected by the United States Infor mation Agency, Washington, D. C., for use in its worldwide program of foreign editions and translations of key books on the American scene.
The Agency, through its overseas missions, assists in the publication of foreign editions "of certain books which will create a better understand ing about the United States and fur ther the free world objectives."
The Agency has requested, and ob tained, volume and serialization rights to MIRACLE IN THE MOUNTAINS for a list of 39 languages including Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Korea, Malay, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Rights for Danish, Norwegian, Swed ish, Finnish, Dutch, Hebrew, Japa nese, and Portugese were also request ed by the Agency but could not be granted as other arrangement for these languages were already under dis

cussion with the author's agents.
The final determination as to the languages and the format in which MIRACLE IN THE MOUNTAINS or material from the book will appear will be made by the Agency's repre sentatives abroad in collaboration with local publishers.
Published nationally last November, MIRACLE IN THE MOUNTAINS has been enthusiastically received by reviewers and countless readers from coast to coast. The ST. LOUIS GLOBE DEMOCRAT greeted it as "an in spiring story, touched on every page with spiritual values;" the BOSTON SUNDAY HERALD called it "an almost unbelievable story of vision, dedicated courage, unremitting labor and extraordinary accomplishment, a story of one woman's faith, personal sacrifice, undiminished zeal, steadfast purpose and her glorious fulfillment of it;" and the PHILADELPHIA IN QUIRER selected it as "an inspiring chapter in the making of America."
"Miracle" is one of three biographies chosen recently by our Government for overseas publication; the other two being the life of Helen Keller and that of Charles Lindbergh.

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SUMMER AT BERRY
About 450 young men and women are working this summer at The Berry Schools to earn their tuition for the fall and spring terms. Your invest ments in these young people have made this possible and we wish you could see the various activities.
Some of our young people are up at 4:00 A.M. to prepare breakfast, milk the cows, and perform other duties. Some are busy up to 10:00 P.M. to finish the day's work and be ready to begin early the following morning. The weather is very hot during July and August but no matter how hot the weather gets the boys and girls work cheerfully and nobody complains. There is a 7:00 o'clock class five days a week; and the regular work hour follows.
This month the boys are gathering peaches and how interesting it is to see them grade them and sell some fresh, while others are prepared for our deep freeze which has just been completed, and which we have so Jong needed for our own meats, fruits and vegetables. Other young people are busy in the gardens and with the crops--early and late. It is a great satisfaction to know that they are not only earning their tuition but that they are making provision to feed our large group of hungry young people during the winter, and are learning how to do so many things in their work. Often, our graduates write or tell us that their work has been as valuable to them in their careers as as their classroom training. Those who stay for a summer at Berry certainly find this true because they learn so many different things during the sum mer months.
Some of our young men are work ing with the timber and others are building staff cottages from the lumber processed in our own sawmill. One of our greatest needs is cottages for our staff members. During the war we found it impossible to build because so many boys were in the service and we did not have enough student help. Be cause of high prices since the war we have not caught up with the necessary staff cottages. Since the need is so urg ent we have followed Miss Berry's

custom again of taking "another step on the plank of faith" and have under taken to build two cottages.
A large number of boys are working on the campus. We have always taken great pride in beautiful grounds and many of our old trees must be re placed. Some of the lovely, old elms have become infested with the "elm blight" which has been so prevalent in our section and nothing, so far, has been successful as a treatment for this disease. So, we must replace trees and re-think some of our landscape plans.
The shop boys are busy repairing buildings and making necessary pieces of furniture and those in the auto shop must repair trucks, tractors and equipment for the garden, farm and maintenance work.
The girls are preparing meals, wash ing dishes, canning and preserving for winter, doing the housekeeping for the many buildings, making uniforms for new girls in the sewing room, work ing in the laundry, creating some at tractive articles for sale in our gift shops, assisting in the store, offices, and library.
We are all very happy that the new addition to the college library is near ing completion. We have long needed this unit because our original library was constructed when we only had high school. Now, it is important that we enlarge the library to provide for the college requirements. The library is a popular place and is kept open evenings during the summer in order that the students may have the op portunity to read after the day's work.
On the whole, the summer is one of the most interesting seasons at Berry and one of the most educational. We often feel that no student's education is quite complete without the summer experiences at Berry, and since most of our students work their way through school, not many are graduated with out having spent from one to four summers at Berry.
Again, we are grateful to our friends for making possible the summer work program. If you pass this way please stop by and see the various activities, then you will realize how far-reaching your investment in Berry really is and how it is paying in human dividends.

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Dr. Bertrand Speaks at 4-H Convention

Our President, Dr. Bertrand, made the principal speech at The 4-H Con ference which was held in Fontana, North Carolina, last week. He used as his subject, "Tomorrow Belongs to the Youth of Today."
"I want to say that one of the at tractions which drew me to The Berry Schools was the fact that this great, Christian, self-help School, founded fifty-five years ago by Martha Berry, before the extension service and 4-H work began, has a philosophy amazing ly similar to 4-H Club work. Our School Shield has four emblems. These are the Lamp, for learning; the open Bible for Christian principles; the Plow for work; and the Log Cabin for sim plicity," said Dr. Bertrand.
"Our Lamp for learning, represent ing education, may be compared to the Head, "H" in 4-H. The open Bible representing belief in God, may be compared with the Heart, "H" in 4-H. Our plow representing the dignity of labor may be compared to the Hand, "H" in 4-H. It may take a little more imagination to see the comparability between our Log Cabin representing simplicity in living and the Health, "H" in 4-H, but it seems to me that the simplicity in foods, in pleasures, in habits are all directly related to physical and mental health," the speak er continued.
"I have been interested in review ing the objectives around which your program has been planned:
1. To develop among Senior 4-H members a better understanding of resources and resource development program now in operation in the Tennessee Valley.
2. To provide an opportunity for young people to better understand the problems of changing agriculture in the Tennessee Valley.
3. To promote mutual understand ing among members from different states and give them a chance to work together.
4. To learn to work with others and promote group activities both here and when you return home.

Of course these objectives mean little unless we learn to accept them as our own."
"I also note by the program that you are going to explore eight resource areas while here. We might ask our selves the question with reference to each of these areas. What will to morrow be like in the area of
Forestry?
Water?
Recreation?
Power?
Human resources?
Rural organization?
Industry and commerce?
Agriculture?
"Regardless of your immediate ob jective, I should like for you young people to know that Tomorrow Belongs to You to do with it as you wish. You and young people like you are the future of this country. It is for you to make the tomorrow you desire."
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"Tonight I should like to mention six points quickly: (1) Establishing an objective, (2) the virtue of wisdom, (3) the virtue of strength, (4) the virtue of courage, (5) the virtue of loyalty, and (6) something extra."
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"It has been said that loyalty is chief among all virtues. I doubt that virtues have to have a chief, but loyal ty is certainly fundamental to true success. Loyalty causes us to look outside ourselves to find some plan of action for our lives with respect to others."
"Above all, loyalty involves faith fulness to God. We, as Christians, recognize the fact that God has a plan for each life. It is important that each one discovers this plan and follows it under the leadership of God."
"I have said that tomorrow belongs to you, but this can be so only if you use today well. What are you doing today to help you attain your goals? You, and young people like you, are the future of our world. In a very real sense, tomorrow is in your hands. What will you do with it?"

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DR. BERTRAND INTERVIEWED
by Hal Boyle

Editor's Note: The following interview with Dr. John R. Bertrand was obtained by Associated Press Columnist, Hal Boyle, during the time Dr. and Mrs. Bertrand were attending the special institute for College and University heads at Harvard.

NEW YORK (AP)--"It seems to me that a dangerous philosophy has grown up that the world owes us a living," said Dr. John R. Bertrand who at 42 heads one of America's most unusual educational institutions.
"We try to teach our students that it is up to a man to create his own opportunity and that hardship need not in itself be regarded as a cause for unhappiness."
Dr. Bertrand, who last year became president of the famed Berry Schools and College, is an unusual educator himself. After graduating from high school he ran his father's Texas wheat farm for five years to save enough to start to college. In the second World War he served 19 months as a sub marine combat officer in the South west Pacific. Most of his fighting time he spent aboard the USS Bowfin which torpedoed nearly 200,000 tons of Japa nese shipping.
"Many college students in the United States today are spoiled. Things have been too easy for them," he said "They aren't at the Berry Schools, founded in 1902 to give an education to boys and girls of the Southern Highlands who could get one no other way.
"No student is allowed to have a car. There is no football. The students wear uniforms to avoid social distinc tion.
"Every student, boy or girl, studies

four days a week, spends two days during the week to earn his room and board. Some 60 percent also work through the summer to earn tuition for the following year. All students attend religious services every Sunday.
"The Schools operate their own dairy farm, grow their own produce, market timber from their forest. Students have constructed many of the 100 buildings on the campus, even turning out the bricks themselves.
"Students, also, provide most of their own entertainment. We stress these things--the dignity of work, Christ ian living, and the importance of beau ty in daily life.
"The Schools have turned out hun dreds of teachers, ministers, farm ex perts, industrial technicians. Several graduates have become legislators and lawyers. One is a college president, another a magazine editor, a third a vice-president of a major Manhattan Bank. Our graduates don't have any trouble getting located. Having had a good work background they aren't afraid to tackle a new job just because it's hard."
Dr. Bertrand says that one of the pleasantest things is that he rarely has a disciplinary problem. "A student who is getting his education by the sweat of his own brow knows the value of it. He isn't in a hurry to get into trouble."

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In appreciation of long and faithful services to The Berry Schools I would like to help make possible the Retirement for Staff Members:

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Three Hundred Seventy-Eight Dedicated Years
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Through the years at Berry the
Wheel of Time has turned swiftly.
Our friends have given generously of
their means to help the work to grow. Our staff members have contributed generously of themselves and this com bination has made possible the edu cation of thousands of young people and the remarkable growth of The Berry Schools.

This page is dedicated to those four teen staff members who are retiring whose services to Berry total 378 years. Most of these men and women were associated with Miss Berry and have had a real share in making history for The Schools. Only God can tell how far-reaching their services and your gifts will be.

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Center: Dr. S. H. Cook has a record of 47 years of faithful and devoted work. During those years he has served in practically every capacity. He has taught, has been head of Department of Mathematics, the coach, Dean of the College and Acting President. Dr. Cook will continue on the staff, by recom mendation of the Board of Trustees, as cheif advisor to the Trustees and Presi dent.
1. Dr. G. Leland Green came to Berry as Principal when Berry was a high school. He was made President of Berry College, serving in that capa city for 25 years, from the time the College was begun until after Miss Berry's death. After retiring from that post, Dr. Green served as Head of the Department of Education and teacher until recently.
2. Professor M. C. Ewing was Music Director and Organist for 12 years. He was associated with The Schools during Miss Berry's most active years. Al though he was away for several years, he returned to The Schools as Organist, serving in that capacity until three years ago.
3. -4. Dr. and Mrs. H. R. Pierce--Dr. Pierce was Head of Speech Depart ment at Berry College for 15 years and was a valuable teacher. Mrs. Pierce taught English and music, working side by side with her husband in help ing students not only in the classroom but in choosing, preparing and direct ing their plays and other programs.
5. Mrs. Katherine Sutton, a lady with much charm and culture, was housemother in the dormitory at the Girls' School for several years. She endeared herself to the young men and women alike and taught them many of the social graces as well as Berry's principles of Christian character.
6. Mr. Tolbert will be remembered by many of our friends who have visit ed Berry as the colorful caretaker on the "little mountain" at Berry. He has welcomed friends of Berry, staff, alumni and students through the years and served The Schools in other capa cities even before that. Mr. Tolbert helped to haul the logs for the very first Berry buildings and remembers the "Log Cabin Sunday School Days."
7. Mrs. Alta Stevens came to Berry from Wisconsin and taught English

and history in the Boys' High School. She will long be remembered by many young men as one who taught valuable lessons outside the classroom as well as inside. She is a great lover of nature and has encouraged the boys in study ing birds and wild flowers.
8. Mr. Higgins has been associated with The Schools for 25 years in the carpentry shop and has worked with, and for, hundreds of Berry boys, and on most of the buildings erected here in the last quarter of a century. He is known for his fine workmanship.
9. Mr. E. H. Hoge was the first Comptroller of The Berry Schools and worked side by side with Miss Berry from 1910 until her death. Mr. Hoge continued his valuable work for The Schools until recently. On page--is a brief summary of Mr. Hoge's years of services.
10. Mr. Thomas Taylor has been landscape gardener and caretaker at Oak Hill, Miss Berry's ancestral home, for 25 years. He worked close to Miss Berry and taught many lessons in creating and appreciating beauty in nature, in work and in character.
11. Mr. Kitchens has been a valuable member of the community at Possum Trot and an assistant supervisor of grounds in our Boys' High School. Mr. and Mrs. Kitchens will be remem bered by many friends and alumni for their services to Berry and their Christian ideals.
12. Mrs. Lula Porter has been a Ma tron in the College for 25 years, teach ing young people the value of clean liness and work well done, demonstrat ing Miss Berry's philosophy that "there is real art in a well polished floor," and that "the most desirable perfume is that of soap and water." Her love for flowers and artistic ability in ar ranging them will always be remem bered by those who have known her.
13. Mr. F. C. Moon has served The Schools as Manager of the College Store for 47 years, and has shared in the growth of the store from the little log building known as "Ye Country Store" to the present, modern, brick store where students, for many years have purchased their books, shoes and school supplies. Mr. Moon will continue on the store staff as cheif counselor to his successors.

June, 1957

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WHEREAS, On December 24, 1956 the Death Angel claimed the life of our beloved friend and colleague, MR. WILLIAM THOMAS HENRY, and
WHEREAS, MR. HENRY has been associated with the Berry Schools Store since he graduated from Berry in 1923. Through the years his gentle, Christian spirit and fervent loyalty to the Berry program was an everincreasing asset to the development and growth of the Schools, and
WHEREAS, MR. HENRY'S patience, understanding, and unselfishness always expressed his love for the Berry Schools in the magnanimous way he so generously shared the time and talent of his beloved companion, MRS. INEZ HENRY, in her valued service to the Schools, and
WHEREAS, the Christian influence and exemplary life of this dear friend will remain to inspire and challenge all of us for a long time to come,
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that a page of the minutes of this session of the Board of Trustees be set aside to the memory of MR. HENRY, and that a copy of these resolutions be given to the HENRY family.

JOHN R. BERTRAND, President The Berry Schools

WM. McCHESNEY MARTIN, JR. Chairman of the Board

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The Southern Highlander

Mr. Henry--Berry 1919-'56

Tribute Paid to William Thomas Henry

by Dr. R. C. Gresham, Chaplain, The Berry Schools

For he was a good man.--Acts 11:24.
"This description fits our friend, William Henry. Indeed he was Berry's good man. There are other Berry grad uates who have become famous, but he stands out as Berry's good man. Goodness was part of his nature. It was as solid as the rocky hills of North Georgia from whence he sprung and was ingrained in him as a child in the home of his preacher father.
"Berry gave him much: his wife, his child, his home and his livelihood. In all of these relationships he was a good man. In the store, he was quiet, efficient and friendly. Mr. Moon told me that he trusted him and never had this trust betrayed in his thirty years there; that he knew when William said a thing it was true. In his home he was a gracious host. His grand children adored him. He was stead fast with his relationships with them, never becoming one who simply in dulged in their every whim.

"When the little church was organ ized at Mount Lavender, he became a Deacon and gave himself wholeheart edly to its growth. He did not talk easily but if you waited long enough you would hear from him and know that he had a deep philosophy of life. His deep faith in God, his hope for Berry and those he loved, and his courage, matched the long, lingering illness with unquenchable faith. He has left behind him for those who are nearest to him and who loved him a heritage of unalloyed goodness that they will remember as long as they live. His goodness came because of his faith in God and his devotion to the highest and best. Indeed! he was God's man.
`"Warm southern sun shine kindly here,
Soft southern wind blow gently here; Green turf above, lie light, Good-night, dear friend, good-night.' Until we say good-morning
In God's Eternal World."

Dear Berry Friends,
So often I think of you and I hope you will consider this a message from my heart to yours. Through the years you have come to be a genuine part of my life, because The Schools have been my life for nearly forty years. Many of you I know personally, others I know through corre spondence ; all of you I know as friends of Berry and of the boys and girls who--like myself--have found here an oppor tunity because of your friendship.
I have wanted to thank you face to face for your mes sages of understanding sympathy sent to me recently when my dear husband died. You have helped me to pick up the broken threads and to go on working for Berry, as he would want me to do. Words are empty, but please read between the lines and know how deeply grateful I am.
Without the understanding help of my dear, unselfish husband, who was also a Berry graduate, I could not have left him and our child and traveled with Miss Berry, and alone since her death, for The Schools. He even made possi ble my going during the ten years when we had my invalid mother in our home. I miss him desperately; however, he would be the first to tell me to keep on working for Berry. I'm grateful for our years here and for the precious memo ries we've shared. Your lives are certainly woven into those memories, and he was always thankful for your interest in Berry even though he worked quietly here and never had an opportunity to meet very many of you personally.
He knew, loved and served every student at Berry for the past thirty years while working in the store. Some of the tributes to him which I cherish most come from gradu ates. One said, "He influenced my life more than any person I ever knew." Another said, "When I've had reason to be deeply disappointed in people, and in my darkest moments, I've tried to think of those friends who have been kind, sincere, honest and Christlike, and always 'Mr. Bill's' face has come before me."
I've never written of my family before, but at this time I wanted to send you this personal message. I am sure that you will understand, for after all, my family and our lives have always been with The Berry Schools.
Thank you, and may God bless you for your neverfailing friendship.
Faithfully yours,
INEZ HENRY

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