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Loomis expresses interest in contributing to the schools, writing to Berry that although locally he gives without regard to race, creed, or color, he is particularly interested in his substantial gifts benefiting "100% American Protestant boys and girls." He would wish to give at least $5,000 and place a bronze table commemorating his family.

Mr. Holt suggests to Miss Berry that she should sign the contract with Holly Hill Grove & Fruit Co. of Davenport, Florida for 1929. He also mentions the wonderful publicity Miss Berry would receive from the Pictorial Review, as well as the flu he and his wife managed to escape. He discusses, moreover, the terrible state of his business, but he feels as if the year was his happiest and his healthiest. He continues with his memories of Teddy Roosevelt and the election of 1912, where he hopes that the "art of forgetting" will come in handy. He also sends Miss Berry a dozen copies of Rev. Shoemaker's The Religion that Counts since he is worried that the Church is moving more towards Rome as it did in England.

Lulu Loveland Shepard, the "Silver Tounged Orator of the Rockies" contributes $10. She wishes she could give more, but her mother, who she supports, has been ill and required a nurse. Shepard, an anti-Mormon speaker, encloses a flier for her Baltimore speaking schedule.

Martha Berry thanks Ella Clephane for her recent donation and letter. Berry agrees that their shared vacation spot is changing, as is the world--morality and virtue are being cast aside.


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