Southern Highlander, 1964 June, Volume 51, Issue 3


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JUNE 1964

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Hubert E. Jones, director of the physical plant
at Berry, center, reviews the plans
for Hermann Hall with Joel P. Roberts, left, '
general contractor, and Dr. John R.
Bertrand, Berry president, at the construction site. Occupancy of the new
administration building for the Berry campus is expected in October.
Photograph by Jay Leviton.

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Vol. 51

June 1964

No. 3

BERRY COLLEGE BULLETIN is published five times yearly--in March, April, June, September and December--by The Berry Schools, the corporate name of Berry College and its affiliate, Berry Academy, Mount Berry, Georgia. Second-class postage paid at Mount Berry, Georgia 30149.

Increased Financial Aid

This message eventually relates the distinctive financial aid for students at Berry College and Berry Academy. But first, for a moment, I want to ex press our genuine pride in the extra ordinary caliber four new trustees bring to our board, which already has great depth, and our gratification that a long-time and highly regarded mem ber has agreed to remain as an honor ary trustee.
From the beginning in 1902, the founder, the late Martha Berry, and the trustees and educators at Berry have been cognizant of the necessity of student financial aid, and I sincere ly believe that Berry has been one of the foremost educational institu tions in this field.
One of the main avenues continues to be work experience. Indeed, how ever, work experience is designed to offer the student much more than solely financial assistance. Work ex perience, with academic achievement and religious values, forms the basic

and historic three-fold educational pro gram of Berry.
In addition to work experience which can be geared to the student's financial needs, Berry provides de served aid to students through grow ing scholarship and loan funds.
We have received several recent contributions for scholarships--the Charles A. Dana Scholarships are the most comprehensive--and we are seek ing more such vital assistance for our ever-increasing number of well-quali fied students.
Loans also are offered to students who apply for them. We have two types of loans, a fund established by the alumni and the National Defense Student Loan fund.
In an unusual Scholarship - Work Loan Plan, students can come to the campus with little or no financial re sources and obtain their college de grees. The plan calls for exceptional students, and we are pleased to have them at Berry.

President Berry College and Berry Academy

Berry Board of Trustees Elects
Five Men of Distinction

Alex P. Gaines

William McChesney Martin Jr. of Washington, D.C., chairman of The Berry Schools Board of Trustees, an nounced the election of three new members of the board and two honor ary members at the group's February meeting on the campus.
The election of the new members-- Alex P. Gaines of Atlanta, Walter Mann of New York City and Julian F. McGowin of Chapman, Alabama-- brings the membership of the govern ing body to 19, the maximum number stated in the charter.
Berry's first two honorary trustees are Nelson Macy Jr. of Southport, Connecticut, a long-time member of the board, and Grover M. Hermann of Chicago, donor of Hermann Hall, the new administration building for Berry College and Berry Academy now under construction on the campus.
Gaines, a partner in the Atlanta law firm of Alston, Miller and Gaines, also is a director of the George Muse Clothing Company and Genuine Parts Company.
He is a member of the American,

Georgia and Atlanta bar associations; the American Judicature Society; the Atlanta Lawyers' Club and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.
A native of Atlanta, Gaines received the A.B. degree from the University of Georgia and the LL.B. degree from Emory University. He is a trustee of Agnes Scott College, Lovett School and the University of Georgia Foun dation.
Mann is a New York industrialist and chairman of the board of Scriptomatic, Incorporated. He also is a direc tor of the Wilbur Chocolate Company; Aircraft Armaments, Incorporated; Pyrotector, Incorporated; the 447 East 57th Street Corporation, and the Law Center Foundation.
A trustee of Stetson University and the Charles A. Dana Foundation, Mann also is an overseer of the Stet son Law College. He is a native of Eastman, Georgia, and lived in Winter Haven, Florida, until 1928 when he moved to New York with the Irving Trust Company.
McGowin, a leader in forest man agement, is secretary-treasurer of the


Walter Mann

Julian F. McGowin

Grover M. Hermann

Nelson Macy Jr.

W.T. Smith Lumber Company and a partner in Pomeroy and McGowin, a forestry consulting firm.
A director of McGowin-Lyons Hard ware and Supply Company in Mobile and the First National Bank in Green ville, Alabama, the new trustee is vice president of the Alabama Chamber of Commerce, a member of the advisory board to the Alabama Department of Conservation and on the board of governors of the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans.
A native of Mobile, McGowin gradu ated from the University of Alabama and subsequently attended Pembroke College in Oxford, England.
Hermann is chairman of the board of the Martin Marietta Corporation, one of the nation's major producers of aerospace systems, construction ma terials and nuclear and chemical pro ducts. He has been a trustee of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago for many years.
He holds honorary degrees from IIT, Marietta College of Marietta, Ohio, and Manhattan College of New York for

his achievements as an industrial leader and for his many contributions to education.
Hermann is a member of the Chicago Arts and other clubs and is active in the work of Children's Memorial and Passavent Memorial hospitals, the Na tional Fund for Medical Education and the American Academy in Rome.
Macy has served as a Berry trustee for 24 years. In the New England area, he is on the board of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation for medical research and also a member of the board of the Winthrop trust of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Yale University, his Alma Mater.
He was president and chairman of the board of Carlies Macy and Com pany, Incorporated, for 23 years and has served on the board of the New York Cancer Research Foundation.
In honoring Macy's request for less active membership, Chairman Martin said, the Board of Trustees designated him an honorary trustee to note the board's appreciation to him and to continue using his counsel.


Campus and Community Share Benefits
Of Work Experience

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Work experience is all wet, in Jean Caines' opinion, and she enjoys every minute of it.
Jean, a rising senior at Berry Col lege, has been at least partially sub merged five afternoons a week from the time school opened last September until final exams were over in early June.
And as a result, more than 1,000 Rome and Floyd County youngsters have learned to swim.
Like a growing number of her fel low students at the college, Jean ful fills her work experience requirements off the campus in the adjoining city of Rome.
Her particular assignment is at the Rome-Floyd County YMCA, where she teaches swimming and physical edu cation to local children.

A physical education major, Jean's job at the "Y" truly fits the "work experience" category, and it gives her, in her words, "a perfect place to put the theory I've learned in my college courses into practice. And you know something else? It works!"
Jean left the campus in June to return to her home in Hinesville, Georgia, and to become the bride of Capt. John Hartwell of Manchester, Vermont. She'll return to Mount Berry in the fall to a quarter of student teaching and to her job at the "Y" before joining her husband in Ger many at Christmastime.
The children to whom she has taught swimming and lifesaving are eager in voicing their approval of their Berry `student teacher,' and Jerry Bryant, director of the "Y," is equally vocal

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about Jean and the other Berry stu dents who work or have worked at the "Y."
"Berry students' spirit of enthusiasm and vitality shows through in their work," Bryant told a reporter for the Campus Carrier, the student news paper at the college.
Other Berry students met work ex perience requirements at the "Y" by teaching volleyball and modern dance and by refereeing basketball games and other competitive sports.
The YMCA is only one of several places Berry students are utilizing their talents in the community to carry Berry's traditional three-fold program of study, work and worship outside the Gate of Opportunity.
Tom Patton, a senior from Ambrose, Georgia, and Steve Sorrow, a junior from Abbeville, South Carolina, work ed as general assistants at the Wil liams Animal Clinic in Rome.
The two young men helped with the feeding, cleaning and treatment of ani mals, and Dr. Williams found their work "very satisfactory."
Two men students, James Umberhandt and Nathan Van Auken, gained their work experience as medical tech nicians at Floyd Hospital in Rome, and Carol Winfrey, a senior this past year, has worked as a medical assis tant in the offices of Dr. Walter O. Pendley.
Edwin Black and Bobby Sims of Rome have been music directors in

the West Rome Methodist Church and the Garden Lakes Baptist Church, respectively, and Bill Chatmon of Adairsville has held a similar position in the Baptist Church in Rockmart, Georgia.
Other off-campus work experience assignments for Berry students have


included writing programs for elec tronic computers at General Electric, news announcing on local radio sta tions, working as long distance opera tors for the Southern Bell Telephone Company and designing floral arrange ments at local florists' shops.
Berry students also find the "dig nity of worthwhile work well done" in jobs as receptionists, salesclerks and secretaries in various business firms in Rome and Floyd County.
The majority of the students at Berry College and all of the students at the academy are engaged in work experience on the campus. The college students may earn $50 or more each quarter, and the young men at the academy may earn $75 and more each semester through work experience.
During the academic year 1962-63, work experience wages paid to stu dents for on-campus employment totaled more than $373,000.
The student's earning for on-campus work experience applies to his regular charges for the following quarter or semester. Wages for off-campus work experience are paid directly to the student by his employer.
As an integral part of Berry's three fold program, work experience is not simply a means of helping to defray the student's educational expenses. It is also another avenue designed to broaden the student's outlook and strengthen his character.
Standards of work experience at Berry are based on the beliefs that

there is a quality in labor which is indispensable to effective learning and that work experience has a vital edu cational function.
In developing good work habits and attitudes of respect for work, the pro gram of work experience kindles a spirit of cooperation with others in work activities and produces a sense of self-reliance and accomplishment.
The flexibility of the work experi ence at Berry in the past several years has made possible a new ScholarshipWork-Loan Plan by which highly qualified students with limited finan cial resources may earn virtually all of their college expenses by alternat ing full-time work and study during the four quarters of the year.

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Meeting the Needs Of Students
Now and in the Future
by Dr. Thomas W. Gandy
Vice President and Director of Development Berry College and Berry Academy


Nothing stands still and Berry is no exception. With the constant evaluation and planning necessary to meet the demands and challenges of the hour, we are con fronted with the need for "growth"--physical, academic, cultural and social, among others.
Growth creates new needs. If we are to serve in a continuing way the needs of the students who come to us, we must keep abreast of the times and of changes in society while at the same time keeping our basic three-fold philosophy of education, work and worship permanent.
Through the interest of many friends we have greatly enlarged our scholarship program in the past three years, and we anticipate still more contributions to this program in the next few years. This is most encouraging for it means that more and more well-quali fied students, regardless of their financial status, will be able to attend college here at Berry.
With our present faculty and administrative staff, we have the potential for a decided increase in enroll ment. We need to grow for educational economy. How ever, we do not have the dormitory space, medical facili ties or facilities for the out-of-class student activities which we will need for additional enrollment.
Therefore, the Board of Trustees set as goals the construction of several buildings designed for the antici pated growth. We will enroll almost 100 more students in September 1964 than we did in 1963, and September 1963 was an all-time record. But we cannot accept additional students until we get more dormitory space.
Our immediate needs are a dormitory each for men and women, a student health center and a student ac-

tivities building. It is easy to see the need for the dormitories, but possibly less easy to visualize the need for the other two buildings.
A student health center would enable Berry Col lege and Berry Academy to centralize and greatly im prove medical facilities to provide better medical care for the greater number of students enrolling.
At present we have three separate clinics set up in residence halls at three locations. Each clinic is less than adequately equipped and it is prohibitive to equip three when one centralized facility would suffice.
With a student health center, cases of sickness and injury requiring immediate attention could be taken care of in far fewer minutes than is presently true. The medical doctor would have available a far more com plete clinic for his examinations and consultations; his part-time services could be more adequately used since his special call services would be centralized with modern facilities ready for his use instantly. Parents and students would have far more confidence in the medical facilities if such a center existed.
The student activities building would answer many of the existing needs of the present. Students have cultural and social needs which are not fully met with the academic, work and religious programs which are so much a part of Berry. We have been supplying these needs to the best of our ability under existing conditions, but with a center dedicated to the welfare of the student in his leisure moments, much improve ment in his cultural, civic and social skills could be had. The building would include space for student govern ment offices, student publication offices, conference rooms, a cafeteria, alumni offices, a post office, recrea tion rooms and possibly the printing plant.
It might also include facilities for different kinds of dramatic productions, a theater different in scope and potential from the one now in use. Many other out lets for student growth and creativity could be incor porated into the planning of the building.
These needs are large in scope. The buildings are being planned with the needs of the students uppermost in our minds. At the same time we are continuing to meet the thousands of smaller needs which confront the administrators of any college and preparatory school, plus a few additional ones which only Berry has, as a result of its broad three-fold program.

Dr. Inez Henry
Assistant Vice President Berry College and Berry Academy

The Beginning Of Education

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Dear Berry Friends, Time has a way of racing by. The
1964 Commencement is now history and our college graduating class of 122 men and women has been awarded degrees; so have the 54 boys graduat ing from Berry Academy received di plomas. Summer work and classes are in session.
Bishop Arthur Moore, well-known throughout our country and in other countries, brought a most challenging message in his baccalaureate sermon. He spoke to the young people on the thought of Life as an Award to be worked for. Among several examples cited was that of Martha Berry, who knew the meaning of achieving through hard work, vision, prayer and dedi cation.
The commencement address was given by the Honorable James M. Sibley who placed great emphasis on remembering that commencement, no matter how impressive, is only the be ginning of education. Certainly this is true in our world today, when there is so much talk of re-educating our citizens to meet the day of automation.
I have always felt that Martha Berry lived at least 50 years ahead of her

day. I am more convinced of this than ever when I hear of the need to tie in the vocational training with the academic; and especially when out standing leaders urge us to equip youth with a broad general education that they may be able to live and work and take part in the world of tomorrow. They strongly recommend that the educated youth should have a knowledge of himself, his society, and should have ability to get along with his neighbors and a desire to work toward world peace.
To do this, we need vision, financial resources; and we need to remember that solutions for problems, today, and always, must come from men rather than machines. We need men who are eager to know life at its best and who realize that the Master has given us all of these material things that we may be more effective in service to our community and our world.
Once more, thank you for your support of our Berry way of life. We are truly grateful.
With warm regards and the hope that many of you will come this way in the near future.
Faithfully yours,

Mount Berry, Georgia 30149
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