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Berry responds to Kevan's request for Newton Campbell, the gardener at Berry's school, to come work for him. Berry says she cannot let him because Campbell is good at his job and they are already short of workers. She mentions the war and alludes to issues facing the school.
Berry writes to Alice Wingo in hopes that she might come to the Berry School to teach English during the next school year. Since many of the male teachers have gone to war, the school is short for the new year.
Martha Berry thanks Mrs. Meacham for sending twenty-five dollars to the school for one of the boys who received clothing she donated. Martha Berry also expresses interest in having the Meachams establish an endowment to the school in honor of their son.
Chambers writes in response to an apparent request for assistance from Berry, indicating that she has not provided him with adequate detail regarding the amount needed to pay the teachers for the month of November and has not given him "any clue" regarding her future financial needs. He recommends that she assess her finances and plan accordingly, advising that the first step is to contact her fifteen trustees to help make up the school's deficit. Chambers further states that it is not an opportune time for Berry to make a "money raising expedition" to New York "because of the demands that are being made and are about to be made on behalf of work connected with the war." He closes by advising that she should "find out where [she] is at, so as to face the whole situation at the start."
Martha Berry thanks Mr. Meacham for sending the picture of his son, Robert, to the school. She plans to hang it in a place where the boys at the school will see it and come to know who the person in the picture is.
Martha Berry writes to McAdoo because she is trying to secure a draft exemption for her physical education teacher, S.H. Cook. He is a much needed asset for the school as many other teachers are gone. Martha Berry knows McAdoo is very supportive of and interested in the Berry School and hopes he can help.
Sam Henry Cook writes to Martha Berry because he cannot return to the school like she asked. He hopes that this school year to be successful and to let all the boys know he is thinking of them. The attached newspaper clipping reports that a senator-elect, D. Roscoe Peacock, could also become the president pro tem of the state senate.