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America's Youth-Leaders or Liabilities
JOHN R. BERTRAND President The Berry Schools

The importance of education has been a point of emphasis in this country for the past several decades. Now, however, education is being discussed in terms of urgency and necessity.

Labor reports indicate that as many as 650,000 Americans will be jobless this spring and summer, the majority of whom lost their jobs because of technological changes in business and industry. These unemployed, in many

THE BERRY SCHOOLS
FOUNDED IN 1902 BY MARTHA BERRY

THE BERRY SCHOOLS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

william mc chesney martin, jr. chairman

john a. sibley . vice chairman

WILLIAM R. BOWDOIN

HARMON W. CALDWELL

VIRGINIA CAMPBELL COURTS

RICHARD EDGERTON

JOHNSON HEAD

INEZ HENRY

HOWELL HOLLIS

A. W. LEDBETTER, SR.

NELSON MACY, JR.

JOHN MADDOX

ARTHUR N. MORRIS

LEE PRICE

JOHN C. WARR

G. LAMAR WESTCOTT

ROBERT W. WOODRUFF

THE BERRY SCHOOLS BULLETIN



March 1962



Vol. 49 No. 1

The Berry Schools Bulletin is published six times yearly--once in March, twice in

April, once in June, once in September and once in December--by The Berry

Schools, Inc., Mount Berry, Georgia. Second-class postage paid at Mount Berry,

Georgia. This publication was printed by the students at The Berry Schools Printing

Services.

Photographs by Robert McCullough

cases, represent persons whose edu cational backgrounds had been con centrated only in one specific area-- their vocational occupation. Today they are unemployed not because jobs are unavailable, but because of their in adequate education, which in some cases goes no further than the early years of elementary or high school.
These mistakes now being recognized by the nation's adult unemployed are increasingly evident in young men and women who do not foresee the inevitable consequence of an inade quate high school education, and even now, a college education.
Reports show that in 1960 there were over 1,000,000 youngsters who had left high school for one reason or another and were unable to find jobs because of their age and lack of education. Based on current popula tion trends, by 1964 another 1,325,000 will be added to 1960's "wasted mil lion." Add to this residue of unem ployed youngsters the thousands of jobless adults unable to adjust to new employment opportunities, and our country is faced with a social and economic crisis.

Life is becoming more and more competitive. Those who have made the most of high school and college will be better prepared to meet this competition with success. Students who join the "wasted millions" face inevitable failure, and those interested in merely "getting through school" may discover too late that an inade quate education is a sure stumbling block to advancement and success.
Although private and state-supported schools, colleges and universities face many challenges in educating America's young people and in salvaging its "wasted millions," I am confident that the quality of education will improve along with the increasing quantity of student enrollment.
Through high quality instruction, a student is encouraged to continue his formal education, the results of which spell opportunity for the individual and a financial and social asset to the community in which he is a citizen.
The interests of business, industry, government and private citizens are important factors in strengthening the educational opportunities for today's students--America's future leaders as opposed to America's future liabilities.

FIVE YEAR PROGRAM. .
College Is Reality for
Many in Work-Study Plan
A bachelor's degree at Berry Col lege is within reach of almost any qualified and worthy student without regard to his or her current financial background.
The five-year work-study plan is one of the many unique opportunities at Berry which, since its institution, has provided a college education for young men and women who could not have otherwise afforded the cost.
Students who qualify under this work-study plan may in five years complete all requirements for a bache lor's degree by alternating work and study over a five-year span with virtually all regular charges being financed from their earnings. The plan is also available at the Mount Berry School for Boys where students receive secondary education preparatory for college.
Under the quarter system, which will be initiated at Berry College this fall, students qualifying for the workstudy plan will work and attend classes alternate quarters until their fifth year, at which time they will attend classes all four quarters. Worthy students with demonstrated abilities may be con sidered for appointment to the fiveyear work-study plan upon approval of their application for admission.
Berry is one of the few schools in the nation which provides a complete program whereby students may work their way through school and which also provides the student with oncampus employment.

IN SPACE, A MAN IN ORBIT
One man wrapped in faith, Alone, with a world's prayers, Begins to circle a globe.
Somewhere a home, beloved companions, Wait. And wait.
Down under, Perth breaks the ebon blackness Of the night with blaze of all her lights For him, a stranger. To give him guidance.
Doubt? Dare he doubt? Or they?--the ones who care? Success for future history? They wait. And wait. And pray. Around the globe.
Around . . . Around . . . Around . . .
Earthbound creatures breathe more easily. By series, rockets retrograde, John Glenn and Friendship VII plummet slantwise Like meteor in midday From sky to a jubilant earth And home.
--Ella Mae Elkins
This poem was prepared as a class assignment by a Berry College student. In itself, this work provides a study of the dynamic events of our day which serve to deepen students' insight and shape their preparedness for tomorrow.

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Spring Comes to The Campus
Beginning in March and April, spring comes to the Berry campus with abundant dogwood, foliage and flowers. Many activities move out of doors.

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A MEASURE OF LIFE

A minister, in pronouncing the benediction at a banquet, emphasized in his prayer of thanksgiving excep tional appreciation to God for "this day."
My first reaction to his prayerful emphasis was one of wonder. Why, I thought, had "this day" been so impor tant?
In my own life the day had been no different than any other, a regular week-day filled with no unusual activ ity. Of course there was the banquet, which did, I suppose, constitute a sig nificant event.
Then I began to recall numerous other little incidences during that day which, in some small way, had been important in every aspect of my per sonal development. For these I had every reason to be thankful, and the minister's prayer served to remind me that in all of life there's so much for which to be thankful.
My thoughts did not, however, stop with a mere recognition of my own personal blessings. "If I could thank God for what `this day' had meant to me," I asked myself, "could God also rejoice for what my life had meant to `this day'?"
Had I during "this day," contributed anything to humanity and had I really lived-up to the Christian principles which I profess?
A call to worship used frequently by ministers and church choirs is "This is the day which the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." These words of acclamation, normally re served for worship services, should ring within our hearts and minds at the be ginning of each new day.

In each day we are blessed with op portunities to serve God and human ity, which in essence provides personal satisfaction of the highest degree.
Too often we place the cart before the horse when considering life's bless ings. Not only do we limit our prayers of thanksgiving to the outstanding, but our attitude is one which asks, "How much can I get out of life?" rather than, "How much can I put into life?"
Two seas mentioned frequently in the Scriptures, the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, provide an interesting parallel for these thoughts.
The Sea of Galilee is only a fraction of the size of the Dead Sea, yet this smaller body of water is abundant with fish and plant life as compared to the salty and lifeless sea to the south so appropriately named for its characteristics.
While the Sea of Galilee is fed by the Jordan River to the north and emptied by the same river to the south, the Dead Sea only receives from its numerous tributaries, includ ing the Jordan, thus creating an enor mous body of stagnant, salty water.
Like the seas of Jordan, human personalities are governed by living waters of life which flow daily through the hearts and minds of men. Through out life our blessings are measured in terms of not how much we receive, but by how much we give.
Since that banquet, I've tried at the end of each day not to consider so much my own personal blessings, but rather to ask myself this question-- "During this day has my life been a blessing to God and to His other children?"

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HOGE BUILDING. . . Landmark, Administrative Offices Damaged by Fire

A campus landmark, the Hoge Building, was damaged by fire on the evening of February 1; however, prompt action by the Rome, Ga., Fire Department prevented the blaze from spreading beyond the west wing and
attic. Located just within the Gate of
Opportunity, the two-story colonial structure houses the administrative offices.
The fire, of unknown origin, caused serious damage to the attic, office of information, the Mount Berry, Ga., post office and a mailing and supply room. Other offices were damaged by smoke, heat and water; college records escaped serious damage.
Loss to the building, which was covered by insurance, is estimated at $33,000. Damage to the building's con tents, which were not insured, is set at about $20,000. Improvements to the building to expand its present useful ness for administrative offices, now being undertaken with the reconstruc tion following the fire, will cost approximately $10,000.
The building, constructed in 1905 by Berry students at the cost of approximately $10,000, first served as

a recitation hall. Known as Recitation Hall, the building was to replace the nearby White Wash School House which burned earlier that year.
Capt. John Barnwell, a retired sea captain, architect and friend of Martha Berry, designed the building, whose exterior, dominated by columns at its front and back, has remained almost unchanged through the years. Funds for its construction included over 800 onedollar bills contributed by individuals from throughout the United States.
Originally the building contained classrooms downstairs and an audi torium and library upstairs. Many noted personalities addressed Berry students in the auditorium, including Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller and William J. McAdoo.
A new recitation hall was built in 1922 when the school's needs for class room space increased, and administra tive offices were moved into the im posing, white frame structure. Founder Martha Berry's office was then located on the second floor.
In 1960 the administration building was named for E. H. Hoge, first comp troller and business manager for The Berry Schools.

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Faith in Action

Dear Friends:
Many things have happened since our last Highlander went to press.
In our world the eyes of every nation have been focused on John Glenn. America can take just pride not only in his bravery but in his humility. It is significant that he attrib uted his success to many others who worked behind the scenes to perfect even the most minute detail that he might go into orbit, knowing that every member of the team had per formed to the best of his know ledge and skill. Above all, there was that simple faith and trust in the Higher Power.
Here in our Berry world we go forward in our spring term with a thousand young men and young women who are working and studying to pre pare themselves for lives of usefulness.
On Sunday, March 4, our Berry alumni held their annual service in memory of Martha Berry. Dr. Louie D. Newton, pastor of one of Atlanta's prominent churches, has opened his church for twenty years for this beau tiful memorial service. As usual, on this special Sunday a number of staff mem bers and students from Berry were in attendance. And, of course, a large

group of alumni and friends came from the surrounding area.
The Berry Singers, a selected en semble of college voices, were at their best as they rendered several selec tions including some of Miss Berry's favorites.
The young man who paid tribute to Martha Berry's memory is a grad uate of the Mount Berry School for Boys and Berry College, and now he is a successful businessman in Atlanta. He related some of his experiences in working his way through Berry. He described the special inspiration he received knowing Miss Berry per sonally.
This Berry graduate paid high tri bute to the friends of Berry. His words were well chosen and fitting. He called the names of many friends who visited the campus during his nine years of working and studying. As a closing tribute to Berry's friends he said, "A book could be written on The Friends of Berry, and that book could be one of the priceless records of our schools, which is one of America's outstanding examples of faith in action."
Turning to the assembled alumni he said, "The best way in which to

honor the memory of Martha Berry is for each of us to translate her spirit and her faith into action."
The Berry Schools stand out as an example of team work. Our friends have played, and are playing, an im portant part in this team work; and often their work is back of the stage. Whenever any success and any further development comes to Berry our thoughts turn to our friends who have made possible such growth and achievement.
At this season of renewed hope, faith and continued life we send our

greetings to you and ask God to give us deep humility and eternal gratitude for those of you who stand by Berry and meet our needs. Yours is indeed an example of "faith in action."
May the blessings of Easter be with you and those dear to your heart. Do come to see us when you pass this way.
Faithfully yours,
Inez Henry

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