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Berry thanks Achelis for facilitating a conversation with Miss Moore, who has committed to trying to convince Mr. Harkness to support Berry in spite of his conviction not to support Southern mountain schools. Berry summarizes events related to Adolph Ochs and the million dollar campaign, which was ended when the school declined to disclose their full list of donors for fear of losing yearly operating funds. Apparently in response to Achelis' statement that "complications invariably arise when Christians accept financial assistance from Jews," Berry comments that she likes Ochs very much personally and sometimes feels it was a mistake not to give Ochs the list. Berry asks that the information about Ochs be kept confidential and thanks Achelis for her recent contribution.
Achelis inquires about the failure of the endowment fund and offers her opinion that the withdrawal of Mr. Ochs is a "blessing in disguise" and a "lucky escape." Achelis comments that complications invariably arise when Christians accept financial assistance from Jews.
Ochs encloses contributions toward commitments to the Endowment Fund and another subscription. He assures Berry of his commitment to raise $1 million for the Endowment Fund despite being asked by the Trustees to abandon his plan and an "unpleasant letter" from E.H. Hoge.
Berry discusses the school's financial accounting, comparing it to other institutions and sharing her distress at letters Hammond had shared that seem to have asserted that Berry expenses were extravagant.
Letter discusses the excellent way that the School's Annual Financial Report was prepared. It asks that a printed copy be sent to the National Bureau of Information. Mr. Starr encloses a $2,500.00 installment check on his $10,000.00 pledge.
Sloane inquires about the status of fundraising for rebuilding the burned dormitory and reports that he has written to Mr. Ochs about the endowment campaign.
A letter (and an apparent draft) informing Ochs that she has been advised not to give him the list of existing donors to the school for the endowment campaign and expressing her appreciation that the campaign will be conducted quietly.
Eastman encloses his gift of $10,000 to the endowment fund.
Mr. Eastman says he is glad that Berry has listed Mr. Ochs as a supporter and that Mr. Ochs is raising $1,000,000. He says he has become interested in Miss. Berry and has contributed around $30,000 to the school.
Martha Berry writes to Mr. Alston asking for another copy of a letter Mr. Ochs sent her about the discontinuance of the endowment fund campaign as she has misplaced her own copies. She also informs him that the installations in the dining hall and kitchen will be delayed due to changes the man Mr. Ford sent wants to make.
Hammond encloses a letter from Adolph Ochs and asks Martha Berry to suggest revisions. Hammond has received Louise Inman's solicitation for the Mothers Building and comments that she is glad the idea originated with a southern woman. She wants to give $1,000 and asks Berry whether to direct it to the new dormitory or through Mr. Ochs. Hammond advises Berry not to be unhappy about Ochs being chosen as chair of the endowment effort, because he is the obvious choice; if any Protestant southerners object because he is a Jew, Berry should dwell on the fact that his generosity is all the more wonderful because he knows the schools are Christian. On letterhead of the Jekyl Island Club.
Martha Berry writes to Mrs. Hammond to tell her that newest boys' dormitory has just burnt down. The boys had not even moved into the building yet. Berry encloses pictures taken of the Pilgrims and one of the boys. She is glad to have Hammond's gift for the Gymnasium and reports that news from Mr. Ochs about the Campaign is sometimes discouraging.