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Page 19 text:
SILVER AND BLUE 17
creasing in number until as sopho-
mores we numbered only twenty-
seven. Only one new face was seen
in this group of dignified worthics--
that of Alton Hodgens.
In its organization the class bestow-
ed its highest office on Edwin Couch
as president, Anna Maude Smith as
vice-president, and Ralph M9-my 9-S
secretary and treasurer. Under the
efficient leadership of these incum-
bents the old twenty-niners have
weathered a rough sea and landed
safely on the shore of the future.
At the beginning of 1929 one of
our number deemed it wise to leave
us to pursue his course of study at
the University of Arizona. We were
indeed sorry to see him leave us, but
the sting is swallowed up in knowing
that he will succeed at that Univer-
We are here this day, twenty-six
strongg we have weathered every
rack and the prize we sought is won.
We are here, disregarding the fact
that every teacher did all in his
power to flunk every single one of us.
Phisics was HBOOGA-BOO" to many,
English to others, Spanish killed the
joy of many social occasionsg yet
we have surprised them all and today
we are on the eve of departure-sum
Our scholastic lights of the year
were Edwin Couch, first honor grad-
uate, and winner of the John J.
Eagan prize of seventy-five dollars
for scholastic achievements. Gordon
Foy received recognition as second
honor graduate and Salutatorian In
the oratorical field, Ralph Manley
blossomed forlh takingfirst place in
the'McAdoo extemporaneous debate,
and a final debater for the Athenian
Literary Society. Bernice Russell
Won second place in this contest for
class was represented, in all
phases of athletics. The basketball
season saw Manley, Driver and Mann
on the court. On the diamond Harris
and Driver upheld the Sophomore
honor. Like the preceeding year
Mann was the 'sole class representa-
tive on the track team.
Time has brought us to our ulti-
mate goal. ,Our course at Berry has
been run. We have fought a good
fight. We have been successful.
Each one of us must go our ,individual
way. May we have gotten something
here from the School, from its sur-
roundings, from its spirit, that will
make us loyal to our Alma Mater
that will cause her to be doubly proud
of her sons and daughters.
On May 6, 1929, as I was sitting
idle in my room, many things' were
passing to and fro in my mind. I
began to think about my classmates
and their paths in life. As I was
thinking deeply I heard soft treads
in the hallway. My door opened and
in came a little fairy, it grasped my
hand and we danced awaiy on crimson
carpets into fairy land.
Soon we were traveling, and it was
1937. Our first stop was at the white
House. Here I found John Mann,
Secretary of state. Oh, yes, John
prepared for this work in the com-
mercial course at Berry College. I en-
tered his office and found Opal Par-
rish, private secretary to John. I
thought I could never leave Opal
for we were room-mates at Berry
and had so much to talk about But
Page 18 text:
SILVER AND BLUE
l BERNICE RUSSELL - - - "Jew Baby"
Home Economics Diploma
Teaching in College
Delphic Debater '29
Second Place in McAdoo Prize Debate '29
Homecon and "Ag" Play '28
Basketball Team '28, '29
Light House Member
DELPHIA MAY BREEDLOVE -
Ball Ground, Georgia
Literary Scientific Diploma
Univcrsity of Georgia
Glee Club and Choir
Extemporaneous Debater '29
Light House Member
Delphic Literary Society
As we are gathered together for a
final exercise of the school's activi-
ties, for commencement of life or of
increased learning elsewhere, it is
fitting and proper that a class history
be renderedg laying down the spec-
tacular and outstanding achievements
of the class of '29 of the Berry Junior
College. We are proud of them and
hope the School is proud of such a
luminous component of the present
As a class we were first banded to-
gether in September 1927. At that
time our class numbered approxi-
mately seventy-five students. This
happy band of know-alls were gather-
ed from a number of Southern states.
Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Flori-
da, North Carolina, and South Caro-
lina were well represented in this
class of sofisticated freshmen. The
official organization of the class
placed Earl Taylor at the helm. He
officiated very ably throughout the
school year 1927-28.
That year saw the freshmen taking
honors in all directions. In thc
scholastic realm there were no really
outstanding stars. As orators, Mr.
Conley Ingram and Miss Hilda Mc-
Lendon led the frosh to victory. In
athletics, Manley and Driver were the
outstanding frosh in basket ball. On
the diamond, Harris and Driver rep-
resented the class. Mann was the
frosh star in track.
As the axiom, "the survival of the
fittest," did its work, our class de-
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18 SILVER AND BLUE A
time was limited, the fairy drew me
I was soon led into a beautiful
auditorium in New York City. Then
I heard the strains of the Metro-
politan Symphony Orchestra. I look-
ed at the director and saw that it
was Gerald Keim. We stayed until
the concert was finished, I went up
and began to talk to Gerald and a
charming young woman came up and
was introduced as Mrs. Keim, but
to me she was none other than Amilee
Chastain, another class mate of '29.
She began to talk and relate all of
her experiences since leaving Berry
but ended by saying that her dreams
were all realized and she was satis-
fied with love.
The fairy quickly drew me away,
and soon I found myself in a mission
school near the Blackhole in Calcutta,
India. Here I found Ruby Gaines,
my confident Berry friend directing
this school and doing great welfare
work. Ruby, as all others, began to
relate her experiences, but I was
Soon we were at Columbia Uni-
versity in New York. While walking
in the hallway I glanced up at the
door and "Professor Driver, Instruct-
or of Modern Language". I open-
ed the door and entered his office
and found both Mr. and Mrs. Driver.
I remembered Glynn at Berry as
being a "Woman Hater", and Kath-
leen Morgan planned her future
as an "old maid". But now they
appear quite differently. They have
played their part in the great mys-
tery of life and their "Blue Heaven"
Next I found myself in the Con-
gressional Library in 'Washington,
D. C. In this magnificient library,
I found Delphia Breedlove, Librarian.
She became interested in this work
while at Berry and still pursues it.
Traveling on, I soon entered the
largest Commercial House in South
America. Behind the desk, sat a
handsome man dressed in white. I
reconized his familiar face and upon
a second look saw that it was Elmer
Harris. I know Berry is Proud of
her Commercial graduates as they
are all making such splendid progress.
I hardlry remember leaving South
America, but I remember very well
walking into a beautiful home in Hill
City, New Hampshire. The mistress
of the home was Mrs. J. T. Bagwell,
formerly, Virginia Kelly. Happiness
and love ruled their home. I was
not surprised to see this match as
a result of their school days at Berry.
I found myself in a great institu-
tion of Home Economice, next, and I
was greatly surprised to see Anna
Maude Smith Chief Instructor. Of
course I knew Anna Maude was in-
terested in home economice but I
expected her to apply her training
in a home. This was somewhat dis-
appointing. After leaving this inu-
stitution I was soon in a great Music
Conservatory in Cincinnati, Ohio,
and here was Mildred Royal. She
told me about the many honors she
had won as a composer and. pianist.
If she continues her diligent work
she will rank among the greatest
musicians of the world.
Hastening on I was led to a great
Research laboratory in New Jersey.
Here I found Claude Rivers and
Gorden Foy making scientific inves-
tigations. They have made many
great discoveries in the plant world
equal to those of Luther Burbank.
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