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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.
Berry thanks May for an umbrella she received at Christmas. May was a longtime dry goods merchant in Rome and a leading member of the local Jewish community.
Mr. Carlson sends Miss Bonner a list of donors. He is unsure if they should be solicited "because practically all of them are Hebrews" but advises that they can be generous if interested in the cause..
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.