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

 - Class of 1929

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22 SILVER AND BLUE Besides these enforced gifts, we leave, not of necessity, but of our own free will, our blessings, tender memories of our pleasant associations together, and our forgiveness for any- thing that we may have not exactly appreciated in the demonstrations of the past, and a pledge of friendship from henceforth and forever. All the rest and residue of our property, whatsoever and whereso- ever, of what nature, kind and qua- lity, whatsoever it may be, and not herein being disposed of, we give and bequeath to our Principal, for his use and benefit, and to be disposed of for the benefit of the coming classes, as he may choose. And we do hereby constitute the said Principal sole executor of this, our last will and testament. In witness whereof, we, the class of 1929, the testators, have to this our will, set our hands and seal this the sixth of May, Anno Domini, one thousand nine hundred and twenty- nine. ,i.l1.1..i1l-. SALUTATORY It is my great privilege today, in behalf of my classmates, to extend to you our most cordial and sincere welcome. We are truly glad that it becomes our pleasure to entertain you for a short time at this turn in the road of life, and we trust that you may have every cause to long remember the association of this hour. To you this may be indeed a pleasant occasion, for we shall cer- tainly do our best to make it so: but at best, it will be only one of many, many such occasions in your life, which, enjoyable as they may be at the time, will be but fleeting in their influence. To us, it is especially significant, and it is bound to live forever in our memories as one of the most important events of our whole lives. Today marks the goal toward which we have persistently striven for the past two years of work and study. It stands forth as the climax of our happy, busy lives here, which have been filled with countless op- portunities for the broadening, up- lifting development that has helped to fit us for the new world upon which we are to turn our faces to- morrow. As we stand on the thres- hold of the strange and unknown future that stretches before us, and pause to consider the full signifi- cance of this occasion, there is a touch of sadness and regret mingled with the joy in our hearts on this our day of days. As we think of severing our dear class ties and fond companionships, and of the many familiar scenes that must be left behind, we realize that the stream of life runs swiftly, and that many and varied are the scenes that must pass before us as we make our way upon its surging waves. As our minds review the experien- ces, the opportunities, and the joys that have been ours during this im- portant period in our lives, we are made to feel as never before the great responsibility that these privi- leges have placed on our shoulders. It is enough, indeed, to call forth the resolve that, whatever the mis- takes of the past, we shall face with unflinching valor the beckoning future that calls us from these scenes into new experiences. It is our hope that we may apply faith like that of our beloved Founder in our share

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SILVER AND BLUE 21 the world of science, even outside the Berry Schools. Qfffthe faculty sees fit, they are hereby authorized to give out such knowledge to the world as they feel the world is ready to receive. We trust that they will also feel at liberty to make use of all such bits of wisdom and en- lightment for the education of the classes to come after us. This is, of course, left entirely to their per- sonal direction. Item: We give and bequeath to our beloved Founder and to our Principal our sincere affection, our deepest reverence, our heartiest gratitude, and the whole unlimited wealth of our eternal memory. In attempt at partial payment for all that they have done for us during our stay at Berry, we make over to them, here and now, a heavy mort- gage on our future in the Great Un- knoum beyond. It shall be theirs to watch every step of our upward and onward flinting-to note each trial, each attempt, each victory, each suc- cess and honor that we may achieve in the arena of the world-and to accept for themselves, as interest on our deathless debt, every ounce of the praise, every iota of the honor, knowing that it is all due to their faithful instructions. Item: The following may seem but trifling bequests, but we hope they may be acccepted, not as worth- less things lavishly thrown away be- cause we can no longer keep them, but as valuable assets to those who may receive them and a continual re- minder of the generosity of heart displayed in our free and full bestowal: 1. To the most worthry girl in the :lass of 1930, Charlotte Reynold'5 ability of acting dignified. 2. To Albert Hudgens, Ralph Manley's straw hat which he has want- ed these many months. 3. To any two girls in the 1930 class, Lucy Field's and Amilee Chas- tain's beauty parlor, provided they can run the said establishment with- out water. 4. To Garland Bagley, Claud River's ability to comprehend math. 5. To Georgia Conger and Brewster Manning, Anna Maude Smith's love nest povided all class meetings be held at a late hour. 6. To the basketball team of next year, Ralph Manly's and John Mann's ability. Glenn Driver could not be induced to part with his. 7. To Mildred Williams, Amilee Chastain's ability to keep all girls in the dormitory after the 6:45 bell. 8. To anyone who might need it, Gordon Fo1y's bluff. 9. To Eleanor Hamm, Mildred Royal's ability of parallel diving, if she is sure she won't drown. 10. To Wesley Foy, Elmer Harris' knife, to be used only in severe cases, as Elmer uses it. Last of all comes the one hard thing to part with. To our successors we must leave our places in the hearts and thoughts of our teachers., They will love them, even as they have loved us, unworthy as we feel they are, they will show them all the same tender kindness and attention that they have shown usg they will feel the same interest in their attempts and successesg the same sorrow when they fail. We trust that the class of 1930 will appreciate all this as we have done, that it may be their most precious possession, as it has been ours, and the one we are most loath to hand over to them.



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V SILVER AND BLUE 23 of life's duties and privileges, and that we may put into practice some- thing of the vision of a higher, nobler life which we have received here. We feel that in doing this we shall have repaid, to a certain extent, the debt that we owe to Miss Berry and to this school. It is in this spirit that we face these exercises today. We have been led through pleasant paths thus far, and we are eager to make the turn to the larger sphere of life that lies around the corner. We ask you then, dear friends, to join with us with glad hearts in the celebration of this hour, and to accept our assurance of the deep pleasure it offords us for you to be here. We sincerely hope that when we have finished, and the fellowship of this day has faded into memory, you will feel that you are as truly glad you came as we are to have you with us - VALEDICTORY I have been honored with the pri- vilege of representing the class of 1929 before you at this time. Today is our day. We have worked dili- gently in preparing for this glorious occasion and may we now forget at this time that we must soon part, and rejoice because we have climed the ladder of success thus far. To Miss Berry, our first words of parting are due. The farewell word that we would speak to her is full of deeper meaning than we can ex- press. We realize that it is her un- ceasing service and devoted. love that has made it possible that we might assemble here to say farewell- Dur- ing these two years, each of us has received a higher and nobler vision of life. As long as life itself shall last, we shall cherish the memories of the days that we have spent in this institution. We will ever strive to do the things that she has instituted into our hearts and souls. Dr. Green and Members of the Faculty, the time has come for us to leave you and as we address you to- day, we cannot refrain from expres- sing the deep sense of obligation that rests upon us. We have spent two years of our lives under your care and have irsceived training whidh forms a large part of the equipment for our lives. We have passed through this course with a growing respect for your scholarship. We are indeed grateful to you for hav- ing been helpful in the building of our characters. And now, in the name of my class whose representative I am proud to be, I bid you farewell, with the hope that your memory of us may be as pleasant as ours shall always be of you. Fellow-students of the under- graduate class, today we leave this beloved college in your care. You are to walk these halls and paths that we have trod so many times. The duties that were once ours are yours. We are glad that we leave strong-hearted students who love their college and will stand up for her when we are gone. We are leaving her in the most capable hands we know. Neverthe- less, we fell that we must not resign our places in the classroom and on the campus to your full and free en- joyment without reminding you of that old proverb:

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