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

 - Class of 1930

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SILVER AND BLUE VN IN is engaged in the work of improving These are the things that make for our civilization and spreading culture. peace, To Miss Berry I find it impossible Both HOW, and after time Shall to even attempt to express our grati- Cease-" tude. It is through her faith in the manhood of the South and her un- ceasing efforts and her earnest pray- ers that great opportunites have been offered us, and for these we are grateful to her. Can we find any- where a truer patriot than our be- loved founder of whom it has been written: "All praise to her who labored, noth- ing scorning, For that enduring good which none may measure, With knowledge for her star, and love her creed, Who, hand in hand with God, has wrought this deed." To you, my fellow classmates, I would that this be a day of vision as well as a day of memory. So as we pass through the Gate of Opportun- ity, let us walk bravely with a full realization of the fact that with every opportunity our beloved founder has given us, came a responsibility of equal importance. We will not dis- appoint the trust that gave us these opportunities, by failing to live up to our responsibilities. Even though we will be separated by distance we will not be distant in spirit. We are all bound together by the principles and truths and ideals that have been instilled in us here. We know that we cannot fail if we go out into our chosen professions seeking what we can do for our community and hu- manity, rather than what our com- munity can do for us. "Not as we take, but as we giveg Not as we pray, but as we live- It is a poor creature who when he graduates does not feel that he has received something for which he owes a return. We should remem- ber that, "Who seeks aid must show how service sought can be repaid." In conclusion, let us not feel sad today as we leave these campus scenes, and our teachers and school- mates whom we have learned to love, but instead let us feel that another great opportunity has been placed be- fore us. It is now our opportunity to go out and prove true to our Alma Mater either by going forward into the broader field of college life or by entering into an active life in the world-that life for which we have been preparing. Let us not feel sadg we have not reached the end, but a new beginingg we are not bidding good-day but we are bidding good- morrow. For us, "The year's at the spring, And day's at the morn, God's in his heaven- All's right with the world. One dad to another: "What is youi son going to be when he gets out of school?" "About sixty years old, I'rr afraid." Reformer fTo individual prostrat ed in gutterj-And so this is the work of rum, is it? Prostrated individual-No, sir this is the work of a banana skin, sir -New Bedford Standard Page Seventy-eight

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SILVER AND BLUE wi 1 It-D greater things. We want you to feel that you play an important part in this exercise, for you have made it possible. Fellow schoolmates, I take great pleasure in welcoming you because you have been a great help to us and I trust as we go you will take our place and fill it even better than we have. Miss Berry, parents, teachers, visi- ting friends, .and fellow students, again I say-Welcome! vALED,1C'roRY Friends, parents, members of the faculty, schoolmates, and classmates, we who are here this afternoon at the meeting between a happy past and an unknown future have not reached the end, but the Commence- ment of our lives. What those lives are to be will be governed very large- ly by the foundation which we have been building during the past four years. It is this thought that creates within me a zeal for Patriotism this afternoon-not a "Patriotism which has become a mere national self as- sertion, a sentimentality of flag cheer- ing with no constructive duties," but 9. patriotism concerned with very practical things-practical because :hey have to do with everyday life. Patriotism need not be associated Jnly with events of extraordinary iistinction and publicity, but we may ind the best and most noble examples if it in our daily duties of life. Every Qruly, successful man is patriotic, and can we find a better definition of luccess than this?-a man who does uncommonly well t'hose things which are considered by the masse as me- rely commonplace. Industrial education teaches the dignity of honest labor. As ex presi- dent Cleveland has said, "A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor- lies in honest toil." Because of Berry standards and principles we should be able to go out into the world, able to work with our hands as well as with with our heads and to demonstrate Roosevelt's saying, "We need to produce, not genius, not bril- liancy, but the homely, commonplace, elemental virtues. If brilliant gen- ius comes without the accompaniment of the substantial qualities of charac- ter and soul, then it is a menace to the nation." With these thoughts in mind I am sure we will agree that patriotism consists not only in dying for one's country in time of war, but also in living for one's country in time of peace. Students show patriotism by serving not only their country, but also their school and their class. And to the members of our Faculty I would extend the thanks of the class for the instruction and guidance we have received. It is extremely dif- ficult to find words that will adequ- ately express the gratitude that is in our hearts to each of you. As Emerson has said, "The true test of civilization is not the census, the size of the cities, nor the crops produced, but it is the kind of men the country turns out." That is also a true test of our school. The great- est assets of any country are well trained and efficient young men and women. Realizing this fact, it fol- lows that he is the truest patriot who -Page Seventy-seven

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SILVER VN AND BLUE IN POEMS CBGYSJ Farewell, old school, and friends so dear, Our parting day at last is hereg 'Tis sad to part, and this we know, But along life's road we all must go. Farewell, Miss Berry, our Founder true, We love you sincerely, indeed we dog But we can't stay, and this you know, So along life's road we all shall go. Farewell, dear teachers, with hearts sincere, The end of our days are drawing near, This we say with hearts o'er flowing, And we won't leave with out your knowing. Farewell, old campus, in all your g101'Y, With your trees and birds that sing their story, We love you truly, O yes, we do, But out in the world they're call- ing too. fGirlsJ Classmates our graduation has come The time at' last is here, That we must leave old Berry And friends we hold most dear. As we take a backward glance It isn't long, it seems Since we entered here together To materialize our dreams. We'1l never forget the happy' days That we have together spent They are memories that would linger No matter where we went. 'Tis true there have been days When the skies weren't always blue When we felt like giving up And telling our dreams crumbled through. Then ,we've thought of our Alma Mater So noble, true and brave Who has given her youth, her self, her all For lives like ours to save. And we saw 'twas the hard things in life If we only face them right That gives us new courage and hope To tackle and win the fight. So 'tho this time of parting be sad Lets meet it with a smile And remember the hardest trials that came our way Are blessings in beguile. We know not what our destinies may be Tho over the world we should roam We'll always be wishing and praying The best' for you back home. And the standards she has taught to us We will ever hold high and true And proudly love and cherish The "Silver and the Blue." It's better to have loved and lost than to have married and still be losing. Page Seventy-nine

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