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Miss Berry writes to Mr. Jackson explaining that Mr. Ford gave buildings at the Girls' Schools but had nothing to do with her personal home. She encloses an article from the Rome paper who refuses to refute the article even though it's incorrect. She asks Mr. Jackson to write an article for the Atlanta paper stating the truth about the Fords and their help at The Berry Schools.
Martha Berry praises Mrs. Hammond for her work with the Pilgrimages. She expresses some surprise that Mrs. Landenberg will be on the visit since she is "so purely society". She also sends her sympathies about the death of Mr. Macy and hopes Mrs. Ladd will donate a building in his memory. She says the boys really need a science and agriculture building, especially now that the girls have such a wonderful facility provided by Mr. Ford.
Martha Berry writes to Mr. Ford, thanking him for his kindness in saying that he would help The Schools when they were short of money. She says the expenses of keeping the buildings and brick plant going are heavy, and that the drought makes it even more difficult. She says that they do not have enough funding to pay the teacher salaries and that they've had to tell them to wait for their paychecks. She asks Mr. Ford to help The Schools.
Martha Berry asks Mr Liebold to request help from Henry Ford because a terrible drouth has damaged the crops leaving the school short on funds.
Mabel T. Eager encloses a $500 check and talks about Mr. Ford's generous gift. She expresses her wish for the Berry Schools' future succes.
Mrs. DeLaittre comments on the terrible weather and hopes to get some information from Martha Berry
Mr. Cornwell writes to ask if the report of Mr. Ford's million-dollar gift is true because he is curious if people will stop giving to the Schools.
Letter from Baptist minister S.F. Conrad asking Martha Berry for information about the Mt. Berry Schools on behalf of possible interested parents. References to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford making a donation of 1 million dollars to the Mt. Berry School.
Berry inquires about the possibility of a Carnegie Corporation contribution for industrial equipment and buildings at the Boys School.
Tracy Wallace Byers writes to say that he has talked to several prominent people in New York who think that Ford donated millions not buildings and asks if he can come to Berry early to finish the book ahead of schedule and help change peoples' ideas about Ford's donations.
Ida Isabel Browne writes that she read a notice in a Berkley paper (originally from the Philadelphia Inquirer) about the donation of buildings from Mr. and Mrs. Ford. She sends her congratulations and best wishes.
The Berry Schools say that they are unable to help advise Miss Brown on how to procede but they hope she is able to get the building for her school.