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A letter from The Birmingham News informing Martha Berry about details of her classified ad in their newspaper.

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.

Miss Berry writes to Mrs. Carroll to say that she is looking for someone to do publicity work who knows the newspaper business. She says that she needs to interview the person before hiring them, and asks Mrs. Carroll what she charges for her services and asks if she can come visit Mount Berry to be interviewed if Miss Berry pays for half of the travel expenses.

Letter from Martha Berry to her youngest sister and wife of Blue Diamond Coal Company president Alexander Bonnyman, Sr., Frances Berry Bonnyman. Berry reports that she is ill and asks Bonnyman to stop in Mount Berry on her way to New York. She informs Bonnyman that Bonnyman's sister-in-law, Mrs. James Bonnyman, would be welcome to stay with Isabel and Tom.

Berry reports that the Rome newspaper has published untrue reports about the donations of Clara and Henry Ford, benefactors of the college. Henry Ford refuses to refute the newspaper's claims, and the college is receiving unwanted negative attention because of the contents of the article(s).


Martha Berry writes to Standish telling him that there was a wonderful dinner given by Mrs. Hammond with a thousand people. Someone enthusiastically suggested that everyone endow a day, which was then reported in the newspaper. Miss Berry notes that the newspaper seems to think there was a greater amount raised than there actually was. She explains that although people think they have raised a lot of money, they had actually raised less money than ever before. She also inquires as to when Mr. Meacham is going to visit again as it has been such a long time since he has visited.

In this letter, Mr. Rogan describes his recent visit to the Berry campus on a return trip from Florida. He states that he is writing a series for his local newspaper related to his recent vacation, and requests the loan of cuts that were used in a booklet on Berry, to assist him in his article for the paper.

The article describes the lavish success of this year's Grandstand performance, a 70 persons revue. It describes several of the performances, including opera singer Mary Rodes (this passage is marked), dance numbers, and acrobatics. The article also comments on Miss Rodes' background (again marked) and provides information for the remaining performances.

Martha Berry writes to Emily Hammond about some fundraising business, expressing dismay about Mr. Ochs' work and pledges. She also asks to hold off publishing an article in the New York Times about the schools.


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