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Berea College
Hov.s who have saed their earnings for a year to go to school are refused admission for lack of room. Girls whose only hope for special
! training is Berea are refused admission for lack of room.
Berea and Kducation in a Democracy
A northern woman of unusual ability write that she la ready'
for college, but has not the' eight hundred or thousand dollars to
carry her thru the Freshman year. All orer the country are
throngs of young people who, because of the high cost of thj
higher education, are hut out from its advantages.
The guiding star of President Frost's long- 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 cannery
was introduced, and the farm, dairy and garden developed. Dur
ing the past year 2,584 students passed thru the ha'.ls of Berea.
Not one paid a cent in tuition. The board cost less than $2.75
a week, a little more than eleven cents a meal. A student may
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 $50.00 of this sum. If he chooses to work half a
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
his labor.
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. Pro.
visions come to them from home. ThVis, at a nominal cost, theso
girls have a chance at an education otherwise denied them. Dr.
Andrews of Teachers' College says of Berea that it is ''an insti
tution that stretches dollars farther than probably any other in
the country."
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
tic. 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 a
-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 her students were from
Kentucky counties. These students ranged n 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
AJ3. degrees.
Of the 487 Normal students, approximately 90 per cent will
soon be teaching in the mountain counties of the State. In a re
cent mountain county teachers' institute, fifty teachers were pres
ent Of these twenty-two had been students in Berea.
President Charles W. Eliot, the great educator of Harvard, ha
said, "Discriminating givers will readily class a work of such
magnitude, such urgency, and, above all, of such promise, as a
preferred benevolence.'"
Wood row Wilson, educator and executive, has said, "There is
no single place where aid can do so much or so evident good.4
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, philanthropists thruout the Uni
ted States. But up to date, Kentuckians have had all too .little
share in bearing 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 be brought into service; 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 placed at the disposal of Berea's
No Longer Should Kentuckians Be Content
to Permit Berea to Be Hamstrung
For Lack of Funds
Lieutenant-Governor and Mrs. Ballard in their beautiful gift of
the Sunshine Ballard Cabin will be joined by large numbers of
Groap of Half-Day Students
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 alike are bound to respond to the Call
of Berea.
The Advisory Committee of Berea College
Necessity Fund
Berea College from the beginning has been fortunate In hav
ing as her friends some of the greatest citizens of America, and
as the years have passed, and Berea's progress and achievements
have become more marked, the range of her supporters has be
come larger.
Both Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson took the platform dur
ing their administrations in support of Berea's plea for finances,
and now President Harding has voiced his unstinted approval of
the work that is being championed by the great Institution '
the southern mountains.
The following distinguished citizens of America compose the
Advisory Committee of the present million dollar campaign.
Gov. Henry J. Allen, of Kansas. One of the most popular and v
progressive Governors in the United States.
Hon. James M. 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 mrmbcr of the Society of letters of France. Address, New
York City.
Senator Alhert J. Beveridgc, statesmnn and former senator
from Indiana.
Miss Belle Ii. Bennett, church worker, phianthroptat, founder
of the Scarrett Bible School, Kansas City, formerly President of
the Woman's Home Missions of the Methodist Church. Residence
Richmond, Kentucky.
Rev. Nehemiah Boynton, minister, lecturer and author. Resi
dence, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Win. Jennings Bryan, former Congressman, three times eaa
didate for President f the United States, Secretary of State,
editor, statesman, and orator of international fame. Resilience,
Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jno. W. Davis, former Ambassador to Great Britain, and one
of America'a foremost lawyers. Residence, Clarksburg, W. Va.
Dr. Chss. W. Eliot, former President of Harvard University,
eminent scholar, lecturer, author, and member of many education
al, scientific and philanthropic societies. Residence, Cambridge,
Massachusetts. ,
Rev. Geo. A. Gordon, Congregational Minister, lecturer, author
and member of scientific and educational clubs, Boston, Massa
chusetts. ' N
Miss Caroline Hazard, ex-President of Wellesley College, emi
nent scholar, author and editor. Address, Peacedale, R. I.
Ex-Senator Luke Lea, senator and statesman from Tennessee.
Residence, Nashville, Tennessee.
Wm. G. McAdoo, eminent lawyer and ex -secretary of the Uni
ted States Treasury. Residence, New York City.
Senator Medill McCormick, atateaman and United States Sen
ator from Illinois. Residence, Chicago, Illinois.
Gov. Edwin P. Morrow, lawyer, and 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 East. Ad.
dress New York City. i .
Lt 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. C
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, and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme
Court. Address, Washington, D. C.
Rt Rev. Chas. D. Williams, Bishop of the Episcopal Church,
eminent scholar, author and social reformer. Address, Detroit,
Rev. Cornelius Woelfkin, eminent Bsptist minister, author,
lecturer, at present Tsstor of the Fifth Ave. Baptist Church In
New York City.
Daniel B. Wents, coal operstor and philanthropist Address,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Advisory Committee of our financial campaign represents
the type of citizens that support the great work ef Bema College.
To people with such varied official and private duties a financial
contribution to Berea would be 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 sacrificial
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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 theask of mak
ing the path from the cottage to the college broad and easy. What does America
need more than Americans?
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