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Martha Berry finds that Mr. Beaschler has taken an alto out of Miss Warden's quartet, and she demands she be put back in. She also has heard the boys and girls are co-mingling in chapel services, and they are to remain separate.
A memo to Leland Green from Martha Berry about the exact music choices to be performed at the chapel services that day.
In this letter Martha Berry asks Mr. Hamrick to speak to Mr. Keim about why the Quartet is not singing as well as they normally do.
Martha Berry includes an impolite note written by Mr. Beaschler, upset that Miss Warden was asked to use her quartet. Martha Berry describes how Miss Warden is available at a moment's notice, whereas Mr. Beaschler is unreliable and hard to get a hold of.
A letter from Martha Berry to Leland Green, concerning the music program. She is very unhappy with the choir's participation in events other than at the schools, and asks Dr. Green to fill up the choir director's schedule (including a 6 a.m. class) so that he does not have time to do other work outside of the schools.
Miss Berry tells Mrs. Barbour that she is expecting guests and wants the boys and girls to sing "America the Beautiful" and the quartet to sing an old song like "I Have a Friend." She discourages singing spirituals because "the negroes do those so well that it is better for [Berry] boys to try other things that they can do better" and gives a list of other options. She also asks that the boys and girls learn at least two stanzas of "God Be With You."