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September 1962

Vol. 49 No. 5

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


Photographs by Robert McCullough

Something To Build Upon

JOHN R. BERTRAND President The Berry Schools

More than sixty years ago Martha Berry accepted a challenge and open ed the doors to the forerunner of this institution.
Today, education's needs are as real as ever. As the enrollment in the nation's schools, colleges and univer sities increases, the needs for expand ed facilities and additional qualified faculty become more apparent.
The concept of education has changed since 1902 when Berry was first insti tuted. At that time the school empha sized vocational skills, as did many other educational institutions.
As the requisites and responsibili ties of a world-wide community ex pand, the importance of a liberal edu cation becomes more evident in the challenges faced by today's graduate. A young person's success in the chang ing world of today is determined not merely by how well he can do a particular job, but more especially how well he can adapt to new and advanced

situations. The liberal education, while not detracting from the necessity of specific abilities, is becoming increas ingly important for developing an ap preciation for life itself.
This type of education can be ef fective only if Americans accept the responsibility of providing their insti tutions of learning with more adequate facilities and more qualified personnel.
While the concepts of education have changed within the past 60 years, the responsibilities have not decreased, but rather have increased with the growth in population and with the ex panded requirements for better edu cation in the fields of science, govern ment, business, industry and education.
As a new year begins at Berry, we invite you to join with our students, faculty and staff in building for the future through an educational program dedicated to quality achievements in a world-wide community.


Triangles and People Are Important

In a recent symphony concert there came to the audience's attention an instrument whose value to the orches tra seemed most insignificant--the tri angle.

Although the triangle seemed insig nificant, as so many of us picture our selves, imagine how less beautiful would have been the Tchaikovsky sym phony had it been improperly sounded.

Throughout the early part of the concert this tiny instrument remained silent as its performer attended the obviously more important task of pounding out rhythms of the tympani.
Then, toward the end of the concert program and during a stirring move ment of a Tchaikovsky symphony, the triangle was lifted from its stand, and during a melodic interlude produced a tonic rhythm without which the sym phony could not have been complete.
It became obvious that this seeming ly unimportant instrument did have a place in the symphony orchestra, and in retrospect that personalities, like musical instruments, also have a very real part to play in life.
For example, in every institution individuals of every rank contribute to the fulfillment of every goal and pur pose as do every orchestral instrument from the violins to the triangle.

Everyone can't become as sounding drums or singing violins, but every personality can, in some way, serve as an instrument for God and humanity in this "symphony of life."
The world's great composers pro duced masterpieces in which every in strument plays a vital role. Life's great Composer also requires of us important contributions to an eternal symphony whose theme is of love, un derstanding and sacrifice, or as Christ expressed it, ". . . not to be ministered unto, but to minister."
To achieve our place in this "Great Symphony," we must practice those measures which incorporate responsi bility and commitment; we must ob serve the directions of those who lead our efforts; and we must give empha sis to that golden melody composed by Christ, "Do ye also unto others as ye would have them do unto you."


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A new full color and sound motion picture showing the expansive and beautiful Berry campuses, forest and agricultural lands--and highlighting the distinctive educational program--will be released next month. And copies will be loaned to you, without charge, for the asking.

Motion picture crews were on the campuses of Berry College and Mount Berry School for Boys during the spring. The crews were preparing the first motion picture in many years depicting the Berry campuses and program.
Students, faculty and staff partici pated in the scenes of actual campus life at the coeducational college and college preparatory school for boys. In addition, the picture touches on the founding of the educational institution by Martha Berry at the turn of the century.
The motion picture shows a great heritage, and vividly portrays today's dynamic program of academic achieve-

ment, work experience and religious life.
A look at the future is also shown by a living room discussion of the college and school for boys by a representative of the institutions, alumni, a minister and business leader.
Planned for release next month-- October--the 16mm film is in full color and sound. It will run 25 minutes.
Copies will be available for showing and can be obtained simply by writing John R. Bertrand, President, Berry College and Mount Berry School for Boys, Mount Berry, Georgia. Copies will be mailed, with return postage, in permanent containers designed for easy mailing.


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Record Enrollment Marks 62nd Year

A record enrollment at both Berry College and the Mount Berry School for Boys this September will mark the beginning of the 62nd year for the edu cational institutions.
Opened January 13, 1902, with an enrollment of 18 students, the cam puses today provide a fully accredited four-year college and a preparatory school for boys with a total enrollment of more than 1,000.
More than 275 freshmen will register during a three-day orientation period at the college September 21-24. Over 500 upperclassmen will register Sep tember 24. Classes at the college begin September 25.
With the initiation of the quarter system this summer, Berry College begins its fall term almost two weeks later than previously under the se mester system.
The Mount Berry School for Boys fall enrollment, as in the past few years, is expected to reach dormitory capacity, or 224 students. Fall semes ter registration for the school, which includes the ninth through twelfth

grades, is scheduled September 6, and classes September 7.
Berry College's enrollment is also expected at capacity for residence hall students; however, an increase in the number of day students will boost the total figure to a new record. This is the second year that day students have been accepted at Berry College. Last year's fall enrollment was 764.
The college has 16 academic depart ments, is coeducational and offers the BA and BS degrees.
The Mount Berry School for Boys grants the academic diploma recom mended for college admission, and the general diploma for those who have the total units and standard courses required for graduation.
Students at the college and school for boys participate in a flexible workexperience program. Earnings are applied toward their expenses.
The religious program is interde nominational. Students worship in campus chapels and participate in other religious activities on campus and in adjacent Rome, Georgia.

Mountain Day and Homecoming

Mountain Day, an event rich in meaning and tradition, will be observ ed October 6 in commemoration of the 96th anniversary of the birth of Miss Martha Berry, founder of Berry Col lege and Mount Berry School for Boys.
Among the highlights of the annual observance is the traditional Grand March in which students form a pro cession--first in single file and finally in massed array--near the foot of Lavendar Mountain at the Mount Berry School for Boys campus.
The march originated early in the schools' history when students honor ed Miss Berry on her birthday with gifts, which she in turn presented to the institution. The tradition continues on the Saturday nearest Miss Berry's birthdate, October 7, with students from the college and school for boys participating.
Miss Berry died in 1942, yet Moun tain Day remains as a symbol of hope and strength for the future.

Annual alumni homecoming is held in conjunction with Mountain Day, and former Berry students return to the campus to join with students, facul ty, staff and guests in honoring Miss Berry and to renew acquaintances.
The events of the day-long observ ance will include an assembly in the Ford Auditorium, a brief commemo rative ceremony at Miss Berry's grave, a picnic lunch, the Grand March, an intramural football game and an alumni-sponsored dance.
More than 2,000 persons, including alumni, students, faculty, staff and guests participate in the annual Moun tain Day and alumni homecoming observance.
The occasion serves to remind all participants of the joy in fellowship, while also focusing attention on the high ideal expressed by the institution's purpose--"not to be ministered unto but to minister."


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Lest We Forget

Dear Friends of Berry,
This summer at Berry has been in many ways similar to those of other years. My days have been filled with those little things which make life in teresting. The familiar scenes of our students busy about the campus have been satisfying, the messages of cheer from Berry friends have been encour aging, and a few trips into other sec tions have given food for thought.
Recently I stood in the large arch way entrance to the Union Station of our nation's capital, looking out across that scene so familiar to many Ameri cans which always gives me a quiet sense of pride. As I stood there with my thoughts, suddenly a small child who had just caught a glimpse of the vista exclaimed, "Oh, the capital! Oh, the flag!"
I listened to the childish voice ex claim over and over and thought how thrilled I would have been at that age to have looked on that view. I could not help but think how wise it is for all of us to see it again through the eyes of the child lest we forget how much we owe to those who, through great sacrifice, have given us our heritage.
And what a heritage! With all of our confusion at home and abroad, with

all of our shortcomings, America is still the land of freedom, a place where the good things in life are stressed and sought.
Returning to the campus of Berry College I saw the large group of young men and women who have worked all summer toward earning a portion of school expenses for the fall term. This, too, is symbolic of the things we should not forget. This privilege of earning and learning is a part of our Ameri can way of life, and our Berry way of life.
Again, we thank you for investing in the 281 young men and women who have worked at various tasks this sum mer, and who have made ready our grounds and our buildings for the opening of another school year. These young people join us in our apprecia tion to you.
Hoping that the summer has brought a full measure of blessings to each of you, and with every good wish for the days ahead,
Faithfully yours,
Inez Henry Assistant to the President


GIFT BLANK Enclosed is my contribution of $_ for the continuing program of The Berry Schools. NAME_ STREET and NUMBER_ CITY (zone) and STATE_ Please make checks payable to The Berry Schools and mail to Mount Berry, Georgia. Contributions are deductible in accordance with Federal Income Tax provisions.