Berry High School - Torch Yearbook (Mount Berry, GA)

 - Class of 1929

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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- sity. 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 cesful. ' 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 girls. , class was represented, in all The 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. - PROPHECY' 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

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16 SILVER AND BLUE l BERNICE RUSSELL - - - "Jew Baby" Dalton, Georgia Entered 1927 Home Economics Diploma Future Career- Teaching in College Pas! Career- Delphic Debater '29 Second Place in McAdoo Prize Debate '29 Homecon and "Ag" Play '28 Basketball Team '28, '29 Light House Member - '-Delphi" DELPHIA MAY BREEDLOVE - Ball Ground, Georgia Entered 1919 Literary Scientific Diploma Future Career- Univcrsity of Georgia Past Career- Glee Club and Choir Extemporaneous Debater '29 Assistant Librarian Light House Member Delphic Literary Society HISTGRY 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 school system. 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 away. 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 guided away. 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" is unequaled. 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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