Southern Highlander, 1958 March, Volume 45, Issue 2

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New Laurels for Berry College

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Issue for March 1958
The Berry Schools Bulletin

Speaking of Berry
with John R. Bertrand Pres., The Berry Schools
Dear Friends of Berry:
Many of you undoubtedly are wondering about the future direction of Berry's program. My message for this issue attempts to set forth our basic philosophy on which will be based a program constantly geared to meet the needs of a changing world.
We at Berry dare believe that we have a program which can greatly help each earnest student who enters our gates to realize his own God-given potentialities and to become a creative doer. We realize that work well done deserves to be respected, and that he who engages in it "becomes intimate with life's inmost secret" and makes a worthy con tribution to the Dignity of Man.
We believe that there are values that are scarcely touched by the average classroom program. We do firmly be lieve in the importance of a sound, well-balanced academic program; and we in no way wish to minimize the importance of the academic in the field of learning' when we say that practice in the realm of values which are beyond the reach of the academic alone is equally important to learning.
We believe that practice in these areas makes for an acquaintance with standards which are as vital to life as are certain very important academic standards, and so we superimpose our required religious and work programs upon our academic program here at Berry.
We feel that an educational institution which fails to help students to gain real insight into their own po tentialities and to be concerned about standards of conduct which can enrich their own and other's lives has failed in its highest duty. We at Berry do not want to fail here.
An educational system that succeeds in assisting stu dents to grasp more firmly moral and spiritual values and, in further assisting them, to reach a point of conviction and of deep concern about the real purpose and importance of such institutions as government, church, family life, property, and human labor will have made its greatest con tribution to world progress and stability. Here we want to succeed.
It is our hope that Berry will help meet in the big gest way the fundamental and crying needs of the day. We need the help of friends such as you if we are to reach this goal.
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Volume 45

Number 2

The Southern Highlander


The Berry Schools were founded by Miss Martha Berry on January 13, 1902


SPEAKING OF BERRY . . . with President Bertrand. Inside Front Cover

The Cover. Student smiles and applause greeted the recent announcement by schools officials that Berry College was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Exhilaration ran high. It meant even additional laurels for the college and the highest possible recognition for the students' degrees.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES William McChesney Martin, Jr., chair man; John A. Sibley, vice chairman; Dr. Harmon Caldwell; Mrs. Virginia Campbell Courts; Mrs. Inez Henry; Nelson Macy, Jr.; E. W. Moise; Pollard Turman; G. Lamar Westcott, and R. W. Woodruff.
The Berry Schools Bulletin is published six times yearly--twice in March, once in June, twice in September, and once in December-- by The Berry Schools, Inc., Mount Berry, Georgia. Second-class mail privileges autho rized at Mount Berry, Georgia, under the Act of August 24, 1912, as amended.
Printed by students at The Berry Schools Press


LEGE . . . Accreditation by the

Southern Association of Colleges and

Secondary Schools.

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COGNIZANCE OF CRITICAL TIMES . . . Notations by the col lege Physics department. Page 5

THEY CHOSE HOME ECONOMICS . . . Student leaders in 4-H and
FHA clubs looked at the college home economics program. Page 7

A ROLE IN SHAPING THE FUTURE . . Expressive role of the college
Department of Education. Page 8

HIGH HONORS FOR NINE AT THE HIGHSCHOOL . . . Boys at the highschool make the grades. Page 10

"THE `MATCHING SUM' "... An in teresting proposal is related by the Assistant to the President. Inside Back Cover

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New Laurels for Berry College


PRESIDENT JOHN R. BERTRAND "Accreditation did not come overnight. It is the result of . . . many years."

PRESIDENT EMERITUS LELAND GREEN "This accreditation is a wonderful thing ..."

BERRY COLLEGE added new lau
rels to its academic achievements with the recent accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Mount Berry School for Boys was accredited by the association in 1922.
The college is already a member of the Association of American Colleges, Association of Georgia Colleges, ac credited by the University of Georgia system, and approved by the Georgia State Department of Education.
Full accreditation by the Southern Association was announced at the as sociation's annual assembly in Rich mond, Va. Returning from the Decem ber meeting, Dr. John R. Bertrand, president of The Berry Schools and College, addressed a joint chapel as sembly of students and staff on results of accreditation.
In prefacing remarks of Dr. Leland Green, president emeritus of the schools; Dr. S. H. Cook, dean emeritus of the schools; and Dr. O. N. Darby,

college academic dean, Bertrand de clared, "Accreditation did not come overnight. It is the result of the vision, devoted work, and careful planning by the faculty and administration for many years.
"With thanks to them for this mile stone in our development, we shall continue to stress our coordinate aca demic, work, and religious programs," he continued. "We are hearing some panic reactions about training more physical scientists. Berry College will strive to help overcome this deficiency; but all our graduates will also have real cognizance of social sciences and religious values to meet the crises of our generation.
"Berry College will continue to accept the challenge of useful leader ship and will emphasize along with scientific knowledge, essential values beyond the reach of science," he added.
Next speaker to the students and staff was Dr. Leland Green, schools' president from 1920 to 1944, head of

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DEAN EMERITUS S. H. COOK "We also went to work ... to support a program ..."

ACADEMIC DEAN O. N. DARBY "It's been a great achievement . . . there are greater achievements yet ahead ..."

the Teacher Education department un til 1954, and now president emeritus. In a timely talk imbued with sensitive retrospect, Dr. Green stated, "I cer tainly extend to you my heartiest con gratulations today because of the ac creditation. It's true that we have looked forward to this day for a long, long time . . ."
He recalled: "The college was es tablished in 1926 . . .the junior college first, and Miss Berry and the Board of Trustees had decided to have it remain a junior college. They finally asked me to think it over, and they said, `Whatever your report is we will abide by it.'
"Well, I did a lot of thinking, and I finally said to them, `It's my decision that we should make this a senior college .... I know the road is long and hard .... They said, `All right, go ahead-'
"So with Dr. Cook as dean, we start ed to get up a faculty that could do the senior college work. We did the best we could. Of course, we had a faculty that lacked doctors' degrees. We didn't have the laboratory space that we should have had. We didn't have the library that you have now. We didn't have salaries--some other

things. But we did go to work, and I'd like to say publicly that I wish the members of the faculty through the years there could hear me today. I would like to extend heartiest con gratulations to them and thanks for the devoted service that was theirs during those years .... This accred itation is a wonderful thing . . ."
Dr. S. H. Cook, now dean emeritus of Berry College, first came to The Berry Schools in 1910 and has served as a faculty member, dean of the college, and acting president at various times since 1942. In outlining accom plishments since 1942 toward accred itation by the Southern Association, Dr. Cook recounted for the audience:
"Nineteen forty-two to 1950 were war years and we at Berry were very fortunate even to have a school of any kind. But in 1950 we went to work on the accreditation idea ....
"So, in the summer of 1951 we filled out a series of blanks furnished by the Southern Association with some 25 or more different standards. Not with the idea that we thought that we would be accredited, but we wanted to try out and see whether we could.
"They very kindly reviewed our application, made certain recommen-

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. . we shall continue to stress our coordi nate academic, work, and religious pro grams."

. . it was a glorious sunrise and, to me it is a symbol of a glorious day of beginning for Berry College."

PRESIDENT EMERITUS GREEN ". . . they said, `Whatever your report is we will abide by it' . . . [following it] they said, `All right, go ahead.'"
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ACADEMIC DEAN DARBY "And I take it as my . . . and . . . your challenge that . . . we will work together for a still greater Berry ..."

dations, and we went to work from that time on. At that time we began working toward securing an adequate library. We also went to work with the idea of securing adequate funds in order to support a program ....

"I don't know how many of you were up this morning early enough to see the beautiful sunrise, but it was a glorious sunrise, and to me it is a symbol of a glorious day of beginning for Berry College."

Dr. O. N. Darby, academic dean of Berry College, came to The Berry Schools in the summer of 1957. His speech noted immediate efforts for the college's accreditation, and he viewed the future:

". . . It's been a great achievement ... I'm here to suggest to you that there are greater achievements yet ahead for you.

". . . And I would suggest to you the obligations that you have because of the achievement of those who have gone before. I would suggest to you that you and I have an obligation to work toward even greater things . . .

"And I take it as my challenge, and

I take it as your challenge that we re

solve here and now that we will work

together for a still greater Berry and

that we will not weary in the working.

For with a lesser challenge than that,

we will not accomplish much .


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PHYSICS DEPARTMENT head l. e. McAllister (center) points out steps in a physics' laboratory ex perimental problem to stu dents.

The Physics department's
Cognizance of Critical Times

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
--Herbert George Wells in The Outline of History

MORE THAN 25 years ago Berry College established a Physics de partment under Dr. L. E. McAllister who had completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.
Original intent was for it to be a service department to Industrial Arts, Home Economics, general education, and other science departments. During the early years the department aver aged approximately 1.5 graduates each year.
But the department was developing and in 1938 was moved to the new Science building with adequate quar ters.

Dr. McAllister recruited additional teachers wherever they could be found during World War II to teach approx imately 100 U. S. Army Air Corps cadets stationed at Berry College for instruction in English, mathematics, and physics.
Then the college was affected by the return to peacetime pattern. Later the department again sought an additional teacher but was hampered by the scar city of physics instructors and the higher salaries of industry.
However, Dr. McAllister and the department stressed the development of more and better trained physics

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TWO STUDENTS calculate their procedure in completing a physics experiment and record their findings.
majors, and an upswing to 2.5 grad uates yearly indicated the beginnings of an expanding department.
Now the Physics department has enrolled about 35 majors--11 of them seniors. Every effort is being made to develop the department to meet the

emergency of preparing as many quali ty-trained physicists as possible.
Berry College graduates have in addition to the physics major, however, that "X-plus" quality: each graduate has the ability which emerges from the college's unique program of work, re ligion, and general education in and out of the Berry College classrooms.
And as graduates often do, some physics majors have kept in touch with their alma mater. Three of those have Ph.D. degrees, 9 have master's degrees, 3 have master's and are nearing Ph.D.'s, and 7 are working toward master's degrees.
Occupations: 15 are in industrial or civilian government work, 7 are in school, 3 are in military service, 3 are teaching in colleges and universities, and 4 are teaching in highschools.
Physics Department Head L. E. Mc Allister, noting the pressing needs for physicists, points to a present depart mental need to expand and acquire more facilities to prepare more and even better graduates. Realizing the threshold of opportunity, the college is giving all the support available but is seeking more funds.
All are cognizant of the requirement for action today which will spell out an inevitable answer tomorrow.


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IN MIDST of performing an experiment in electricity, these students are checking their data. The class of men and women students worked in teams of two persons, and each team used its own equipment.

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After achievements m H and FHA


SEVEN OF THE 4-H and FHA leaders who enrolled in the Home Economics department after successful highschool careers leave one of the buildings on the Berry College campus.

SEVERAL STUDENTS who are winners of awards and scholarships for outstanding accomplishment in 4-H and Future Homemakers of America club work are actively continuing their studies in home economics at Berry College. Included in the group:
Clara, a sophomore, is treasurer of the college home economics club and state second vice president of the college club section of the Georgia Home Economics association. Named the most outstanding Future Home maker in Georgia in her senior year of highschool, she has scored successive achievements in FHA work.
A former state and national winner in the 4-H bread-making contest and recipient of a $300 scholarship and other awards is Clara Ann, a senior. Elaine, a college freshman, returned to the campus in late Fall from the National Congress of 4-H clubs in Chicago. A state winner in 4-H work, her honors merited her the trip.
A repeat winner in canning at the South Carolina state fair and in 4-H club district competition is senior Barbara. Julia, a freshman, is a 4-H club leader who has held nine different offices and won numerous awards.
Betty, a junior, was a consistent state winner in 4-H circles. Ruenette, another junior class home economics major, is an FHA achievement winner with a scholarship award.

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A STUDENT TEACHER from Berry College answers questions from students at a nearby elementary school. She is nearing graduation--with a minimum of 126 semester hours-- from the college.

A Role in

"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his

Shaping the Future future life." --Plato in The Republic

FIVE DAYS a week, some students from Berry College trek to nearby elementary and secondary schools. The group is student teachers, nearing graduation from Berry College and undergoing final preparation for new roles as teachers in our nation's schools.
More Berry College alumni are ed ucators than any other single pro fession. The college is proud of the excellent records its graduates have made as educators.
But the college's education depart ment constantly looks ahead; graduates begin teaching with modern classroom presentation. Additionally, Berry grad uates enter the profession with practice in the realm of values which are be yond the reach of the college classroom alone.

The college believes that an insti tution which fails to help students gain real insight into their own po tentialities and to be concerned with enriching their own and others' lives has failed its highest duty. Distinctive general education, religious, and selfhelp work programs are designed to fulfill this responsibility. The college is determined not to fail.
General policies and plans for teacher education are made by the College Teacher Education council of staff members in education and psy chology, representatives from the aca demic areas in which the college de velops teachers, and a representative of the administration. Major respon sibility, however, is with the Depart ment of Education.
Certification by the local (Georgia) state department of education is

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awarded Berry College graduates. And while each state may have particular requirements for teacher certification, completion of the Berry College pro gram points toward certification in virtually every state. Berry graduates are teaching throughout the nation.
The college has a widely approved program to develop (1) elementary teachers, and (2) secondary teachers in business administration, English, general science, home economics, in dustrial education, mathematics, and social studies.
All graduates complete a sequence of professional education courses total ling 24 semester hours. The courses are structured to provide the student with the skills, understanding, and know-how necessary for effective classroom instruction. Other general courses are required, also.
Students preparing to become ele mentary teachers major in elementary

education, but their courses are wide in scope. In addition to the professional and general course sequence, they complete at least 36 semester hours in arts and crafts, literature, health, reading and language, science, eco nomics, geography, history, etc.
Prospective highschool teachers, in addition to the professional and general course sequence, complete a major in their teaching field which varies from 24 to 46 semester hours.
A total of 126 semester hours is a general requirement at Berry College for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
The Department of Education always assists graduates in securing desirable positions. Many school administrators contact the department for teachers, and the constant high demand for Berry College graduates always ex ceeds the number available.

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EXPERIENCE is called upon as a Berry Col lege student teacher as sists a highschool stu dent. Prospective high school teachers com plete a major in their teaching field in addi tion to the professional and general course se quence.
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INCLUDING SENIORS AND FRESHMEN, nine students who achieved high honors at Mount Berry School for Boys get together. Three seniors (left) are looking over mortar boards, symbolic of graduation, while the freshmen and others size up the large stacks of books in hand and on the table before them. The books are representative of the volume of texts and books a student completes during four years at the highschool.

High Honors for Nine At the Highschool

Proven ability and many hours of diligent work are required to merit high honors at Mount Berry School for Boys. Competition is stiff. But again, boys--all of whom plan to attend college--have shown they can qualify.

NINE STUDENTS at Mount Berry School for Boys are awarded high honors for the Fall semester, high school principal Fred Loveday anannounced soon after the close of the semester-
In addition to academic grades of A, a high honor student must also have A's in conduct, work assignment and room, he pointed out. The students:
Howard is a senior who plans to go to Berry College after highschool graduation. He has been active in various phases of the educational-work program at the highschool and is a member of the Hi-Y and Beta club.
Tommy is a junior with varied ex perience in the work program. He plans to attend college, probably at Berry. He is a varsity basketball player, vice

president of the Hi-Y and president of the junior class, member of the choir and Beta club.
Jackie is a freshmen who intends to go to college and become an electrical engineer. The secretary-treasurer of the freshman class, choir, and band member says he is attending Berry highschool because it has "more to offer."
Bob is a junior. A member of the highschool choir, track team and band, he plans to attend college to study medicine.
Steven is a freshman whose father is on The Berry Schools staff. After high school graduation, he plans to con tinue his studies at college and event ually to become a store owner.

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Two brothers, Everett and William, are freshmen. Both say they are al ready making preparations for college so they can become engineers.
Robert is a senior who is attending Mount Berry School for Boys because he likes its "fundamental highschool education." He intends to obtain a de gree in law and enter FBI or govern mental work.
Charles is a senior and editor of the 1958 highschool annual. Following graduation he plans to attend Berry

College and major in chemistry.
Fifteen other boys at the highschool were named to the honor roll for the Fall semester. Their academic and activities' grades averaged half A and half B, and their conduct grades were A.
Of course, not every student made the high honor roll for the past se mester. But others, too, are growing in ability and knowledge--and equally dedicated, they possess comparable op portunities for success.

A Brief Look at Mount Berry School for Boys
MOUNT BERRY SCHOOL FOR BOYS includes grades nine through twelve. Located four miles northwest of Berry College, the highschool campus has six buildings for students and faculty housing and dining, a classroom building, library, chapel, convalescent home and clinic with a registered nurse, shops and gymnasium--plus a farm group of Normandy architecture brick buildings.
The academic program of instruction offers 4 courses in agriculture, 6 in Bible, 6 in English, 3 in health and physical education (in addition to physi cal education requirements), 6 in mathematics, 5 in industrial arts, 4 in science, and 8 in history and social science.
Standards of the school compare favorably with better preparatory schools throughout the nation. In addition to providing adequate preparation for col lege, the program provides training for many vocational pursuits and Chris tian citizenship.
The highschool program has the same basis as the college plan. A distinc tive feature of the Berry educational plan is the requisite education-work pro gram.
All highschool students work two days a week to earn their room, meals, and partial laundry expenses. Two semesters' tuition fee may be earned by full-time work during the summer or a regular semester. Although a rate of value is set for the two days work, this program is considered an impor tant part of the student's education with value greater than monetary. Every attempt is made to align the type of work and the major academic subjects within the overall program-
Bible study and church attendance are requisites in the program. Sunday services are held in the inter-denominational chapel. Religious services are directed by a resident chaplain who serves the school as regular pastor.
Highschool students wear conservative, inexpensive uniforms for demo cratic equality and unity.

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"Yes, Mr. Daniell, the entries in this herdhook do look better and better." Mrs. Edgar Seott might be saying. She's no stranger to the Ardrossan herd book or herd, for as the proprietor of Ardros san she very personally and actively supervises the herd development.

ci*ne of the youngest, old Ayrshire
herds in the United States today is Ardrossan Farm, Viilanova, Pennsyl vania. Old, because for almost 50 years, through many ups and downs, Ardrossan has become known to nearly every Ayr shire breeder in the country. Young, be cause it is perhaps one of the youngest large milking herds (in average age) in the United States. With a herd whose average age is four years, Ardrossan was the second highest producing Ayrshire herd of over 100 cows in the United States for 1957. Their Ayrshire Herd Im provement Registry production average for 295 days was 9447 pounds of milk, 399 pounds of fat with 4.2% test (actual). There are 275 registered Ayrshires at Ardrossan ---140 of them milkers.
The owners, Mrs. Edgar Scott, and her family, the Montgomerys, and their/1 manager Douglas Daniel!, pride the/' selves in the fact that records at Aidr are made under farm conditior are no cows in box stalls ' nor three times a dm* '
During loc" tuo-v*-
"T REMEMBER, a few years ago,


* when Mrs. Scott came to Berry

College and talked with us about a

Changes are in the tr Ardrossan, but not ;

man for her well-known Ardrossan farm," Joe W. Stone, head of the Agriculture department at Berry College, recalled. Stone

ancestry of its herd in this herd- or

pointed to an opened copy of the January issue of Eastern States Cooperator he was holding. "She went out on our campus and talked to Douglas

in the Eastthe nine in'

Daniell, came back, and said, `I want that young man.' She got him, too," Stone said of the Berry College animal husbandry graduate.

from Scowt'

"As manager he seems to be doing a whale of a job--in milk production, cropping, breeding and award winning!"

Daniell's former professor beamed.

The magazine article described in part the achievements


of another Berry College graduate.

ARDROSSAN--Famous Herd Reaches for New Heights"

From The Eastern States Cooperator, January, 1958

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"the `matching SMm,,>
Mrs. Inez Henry
Assistant to the President The Berry Schools
Dear Friends:
This page brings you news of a most challenging offer for Berry.
Recently, while in New York during that terrific snow and that inconvenient subway strike, an interesting chal lenge came to me.
In an effort to make every hour count for Berry, I found myself starting out at 7:00 a. m. to walk to the business section by 9:30 when the offices would open. Since traffic problems made commitments uncertain I often ar rived without an appointment. In most cases, however, some sympathetic ear found time to listen to my story of Berry and of our ever-increasing need for friends and support.
A Business Executive who has known the Schools for a few years made the challenging offer to contribute $100,000 to Berry if we could match the sum. In my enthu siasm and excitement of trying to thank him I exclaimed: "I entered your office in a blinding snow storm but I'm going out into radiant sunshine." This was the feeling in my heart--so much so that I was almost unconscious of the snow as I went outside again.
Berry has always spent both sides of the dollar and has had the reputation of stretching a dollar farther than any other place I know. Meeting this challenging offer will make it possible for Berry to have $2 for every $1 given. I simply had to pass this news on to you.
Perhaps there may be 10,000 friends who could give $10 each, or there may even be 100 friends who could give $1000 each. If enough friends could contribute $1, these con tributions would make possible the "matching sum." I know each of you will do what you can.
Thank you from our hearts for your help in the past-- not only for your material gifts but most of all for your wonderful friendship and prayers. Again, may God bless you.
Yours faithfully
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MORE THAN 40 companies now are offering to match the gifts an employee sends to his alma mater. Many alumni, educators, and companies alike believe this practice has proven its value. And it has gained momentum since its in ception in 1955.

An interesting and challenging simi lar offer to The Berry Schools was made recently, and the Assistant to the President relays the offer on the inside back cover (reverse side of this page) to you.

The Berry Schools hope the stimulus of this unique offer by a prospective donor for a limited time to match contributions to Berry will cause new and longtime friends of the schools to search for an immediate contribution. This opportunity and faith have instilled the trust that the fund limit will be met and even exceeded in amount so that oversubscriptions can be used in the urgent needs for working scholarships for worthy students.

Use of the Donation Form below or your statement in a letter will earmark your contribution for double duty at The Berry Schools.

Matching Fund and Working Scholarships Donation Form
Here is my contribution of $___ to be used for the Matching Fund Offer and Working Scholarships for The Berry Schools.
Name _____
Street ______
City _ State ___ zone
Please make checks payable to The Berry Schools and mail to Mount Berry, Georgia
Gifts to The Berry Schools are tax exempt under Federal law.