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September M, 1921
Berea College NECESSITY Fund
ONE MILLION DOLLARS NEEDED AT ONCE
Hoys who have saved their earnings for
a year to go to school arc refusal admission for lack of room,
training is Berea arc refused admission for lack of room.
(iirls w hose only hope for special
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BEREA'S CALL TO KENTUGKIANS
Berea ami Kducation in a Democracy
A northern woman of unusual ability write that she is ready
for college, but has not the eight hundred or thousand dollars to
carry her thru the Freshman year. All over the country are
throngs of young people who, because of the high cost of Hk
higher education, are shut out from its advantages.
The guiding star of President Frost's Ion administration was
his fixed determination to place an education within the reach of
the poor boy. For a period of twenty-five years the price of
board was not raised. In" the interest of his ideal, the cannerj
was introduced, and the farm, dairy and garden developed. Dur
ing the past year 2,584 students passed thru the halls of Berea.
Not one paid a cent in tuition. The board cost less than $2."j
a week, a little more than eleven cents a meal. A student niay
reside in Berea for nine months and receive excellent educational
advantages at a cost of $150 00. By laboring ten hours a week,
he may earn $r0.00 of this sum. If he chooses to work half
day and study half a day, the College provides "student aid'' to
meet the essential expenses which he has not been able to cover by
A unique feature of the School is the group of self-boarding
cottages. Under the care of a skilful teacher girls from the
neighboring hills may live and cook in their own rooms. Fro.
visions come to them from home. Thus, at a nominal cost, these
firls have a chance at an education otherwise denied them. IV.
Andrews of Teachers' College says of Berea that it is ''an insti
tution that stretches dollars farther than probably any other in
Approximately 20 per cent of the student body earn all of
their way during the school year, another 20 per cent use summer
earnings during the year for school expenses, thus making a total
of 40 per cent who are entirely self-supporting. Of the remain
der, 67 per cent are partially self-supporting.
If America were a benevolent despotism, the education of her
people might not be a matter of prime social concern. But edu
cation is the sole hope of a democracy. Berea comes to the peo
ple of Kentucky, not as a suppliant, with hat in hand, but as n
partner in the task of educating Kentucky's children for democ
racy. Kentucky and Berea
Berea has a special claim upon the men and women of Ken
tucky. During the past year 1,801 of hor students were from
Kentucky counties. These students ranged in age from fifteen to
thirty-five years. Some of the oldest, voters for many years, were
studying their ABC's. Some of the youngest were earning their
Of the 487 Normal students, approximately 00 per cent will
soon be teaching in the mountain counties of the State. In a re.
cunt mountain county teachers' institute, fifty teachers were pres.
ent Of these twenty-two had been students in Berea.
President Charles W. Kliot, the great educator of Harvard, hn
said, "Discriminating givers will readily class a work of such
magnitude, such urgency, and, alove all, of such promise, as a
'preferred benevolence.' "
Woodrow Wilson, educator and executive, has said, ''There is
no single place where, aid can do so much or so evident good.'
Kentucky may well be proud that at the gateway of her
mountains stands this School which has won the enthusiastic al
legiance of educators, executives, philanthr ipists thruout the Uni
ted States. But up to date, Kentuckians have had all too little
share in twaring Berea's heavy financial burden. Rejecting all
plans for expansion, turning away hundreds of eligible students,
crowding more than a hundred boys into one story shacks, Berea
still presents this year a budget of more than a quarter of a mil
lion dollars. Of this sum approximately $100,000 must be pro
cured from men and women who believe in Berea.
Meanwhile the College Department grows at the rate of 2.'
per cent a year; the Normal School imperatively demands a new
dormitory; the Heat and Power Plant must receive repairs and
additions; the new $40,000 dam, impounding eighteen million gal
lons of water, must le brought into sen-ice; the Women's Indus
trial Building, for which half the cost has been provided, should
be begun immediately. Most important of all, an endowment of
a million dollars should be plated at the disposal of Berea's
No Longer Should Kentuckians Be Content
to Permit Berea to Be Hamstrung
I ;or Lack of Funtis
Lieutenant-Governor and Mrs. Ballard in their beautiful gift of
the Sunshine Ballard Cabin will be joined by large numbers of
(roup of Half-Day Student
men and women who love Berea because they love Kentucky.
Theodore Roosevelt spoke as a statesman when he said, "I
do not know an institution doing a more necessary work." State
pride and statesmanship a'ike are bound to respond to the Call
The Advisory Committee of Berea College
Berea College from the beginning has been fortunate in hav
ing as her friends some of the greatest citizens of America, and
as the $'cars have passed, ai d Berea's progress and achievements
have become more marked, the range of her supporters has be
Both Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson took the platform dur
ing their administrations ir support of Berea's plea for finances,
and now President Harding has voiced his unstinted approval of
the work that is being i hampioned by the great Institution f
the southern mountains.
The following distingui.-hed citizens of America compose the
Advisory Committee of the present million dollar campaign.
Gov. Henry J. Allen, of Kansas. One of the most popular an I
progressive Governors in the United Stat;'.
Hon. James I. Beck, lawyer, philanthropist. Trustee Mutual
Life Insurance Co., Trustee of Moravian College, Pennsylvania;
Officer of the legion of Honor, Order of the Crown of Belgium,
and member of the Society of Letters of r ram e Address, New
Senator Allxrt .1. Beveridge, statesman and former senator
Mus Belle II Bennett, church worker, philanthropist, founder
of the Scarrett Bible School, Kansas City, formerly President of
the Woman's Home Missions of the Methodist Church. Residence
Rev. Nchciuifth Boynton, minister, lecturer and author Resi
dence, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Wm. Jennings Bryan, former Congressman, three times can
didate for President of the I'nited States, Secretary of Stale,
editor, statesman, and oriitor of international fame. Residence,
Jno. W. Davis, former Ambassador to Great Britian, and oae
of America's foremost lawyers. Residence, Clarksburg, W. Vs.
Dr. Chas. W. Kliot, former President of Harvard University,
eminent scholar, lecturer, author, and mcmU'r of many education
al, scientific and philanthropic societies. Residence, Cambridge,
Rev. Ceo. A. Gordon, Congregational Minister, lecturer, auta.r
anil member of scientific and educational clubs, Boston, Massa
chusetts. Miss Caroline Hazard, ex-President of Wellesley College, emi
nent scholar, author and editor. Address, peacedale, R. I.
Kx-Senator Luke Ica, senator and statesman from Tenn....
Residence, Nashville, Tennessee.
Wm. G. McAdoo, eminent lawyer and ex secretary of the Uai
tod States Treasury. Residence, New York City.
Senator Medill McCormick, statesman and I'niU'd States Sen
ator from Illinois. Residence, Chicago, Illinois.
Gov. Fdwin P. Morrow, lawyer, anil Governor of Kentucky.
Address, Frankfort, Kentucky.
Rt. Rev. Wm. T. Manning, Bishop of the State of New York,
clergyman of wide experience in both the South and Fast. Ad
dress, New York City.
I.t. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, son of the late President Theo
dore Roosevelt; Officer in World War, and present Assistant Sec.
retary of the Navy. Residence, Washington, D. (".
Oscar S. Straus, ex-ambassador, lawyer, statesman and author.
Address, New York City.
Chief Justice Wm. H. Taft, ex-President of the United States,
eminent jurist, anil Chief Justice of the United States Supreme
Court. Address, Washington, D. C.
Rt. Rev. Chas. D. Williams, Bishop of the Fpiseopa! Church,
eminent scholar, author and social reformer. Address, Detroit,
Rev. Cornelius Woelfkin, eminent Baptist minister, author,
lecturer, at present Pastor of the Fifth Ave. Buptist Church in
New York City.
Daniel It. Wentz, coal operator anil philanthropist. Address,
The Advisory CommitUe of our financial canipaigif represent
the type of citizens that support the great Work of Ber"a C diego.
To people with such varied official and private duties a financial
contribution to Berea would bo a matter of minor importance, but
the giving of their time and their thought to the development
and the progress of this great financial campaign is a sacriticiul
a 1 crrt t -u-i om Room
A Scene in the Field
Complete (.iris' Dormitory
The campaign is on and Berea calls upon every Kentuckian to help. We
give education to those who need it most. Berea is dedicated to the task of mak
ing the path from the cottage to the college broad and easy. What doefaiierica
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