Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 19, 1957 · Page 7
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, June 19, 1957
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lOGANSPORT Wednesday Evening, June 19, 1957. School Founder's Work Helps Southern Youths UTILITY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS AT PERU , Sevw NEW YORK—Some 15,000 boys and girls from the backwoods of the South have risen from poverty and ignorance to a life of opportunity because one woman believed in miracles. That worrfan was Martha Berry, founder of the Berry Schools in Rome, Ga. Miss Berry started teaching the mountain youngsters of Georgia in a log cabin Sunday School when she was a young woman. In less than 50 years, she built the school into one of the world's most unusual institutions. The Berry Schools take rural southern youngsters who cannot afford to pay tuition. Some 900 students from 14 states work on the school's farms and forests two days a week and attend classes four days. They learn carpentry, agriculture, home economics and office •work as well as regular high school and college studies. Miss Berry felt the school should educate the "hand, the head and the heart." Martha Berry is dead now, but another woman is carrying on her work. She is Mrs. Inez Henry, Miss Berry's secretary for more than 20 years and now assistant to the president. Mrs. Henry tells the story of the Berry Schools in a book called "Miracle in the Mountains," written with novelist Harriett T. Kane. Largest Campus Inez, now a grandmother, is a graduate of the school, is married to another Berry graduate, William Henry, and sent her daughter there. "1 felt on my first day at the school as I do now—it's the most marvelous place," she said in an interview in New York. The school had two simple buildings then. Today, it has the largest campus in the world—30,000 acres. There are 100 buildings—five donated by Henry Ford—the best dairy barns and cattle in the area, a 60-acre reservoir, sawmill, acres of irrigated gardens and one of the south's largest pine forests. Many students enter the school as unread mountain boys and girls and leave to become senators, doctors, ministers, farmers. About half of the school staff members are graduates. Inez Henry heads the fund-raising program and looks for new students. "Like Martha Berry. I'm always hoping to find another Lincoln at the end of a mountain trail," she said. It has not been easy to keep the Berry Schools going through the years. Scholarships alone cost $150 per student each year. "We've never started a school year with enough money, but we've never closed a year in debt," Mrs. Henry explained. Most contributions come in sums of $1 to $25. Others come in goods from mountain folks whose faith has helped keep the school alive Army 'Think Machine" Picks Out Right Answer WASHING-TON — Engineers ati Each morning before operations the ' Army Chemical Center at begin, the machine is put through Northern Indiana Public Service Company has started construction of a new district operating headquarters at the company's gas plant iltc in West Peru, Magnus C. Hanscn, NIPSCO manager of the Wabash Valley district, revealed today. Completion of the main contract, which was let to H. G. Chrlstman Construction Company, Inc., South Bend, is scheduled for early 958. The entire project, including buildings, fencing, landscaping, and yard facilities, will cost approximately $200,000. The main building, 70x133 -feel, will follow a standard design prepared by the Hammond architectural firm of Button and Ilulton. The garage, ,60x58, feet, will house the company's trucks and automobiles in the Peru district. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Predictions in News United Press correspondents around the world look ahead at the news that will make the headlines. Syria Seething Middle Eastern diplomats predict a reign of terror in Syria any day now. Opposition to the pro- Russia, pro-Egyptian government is intensifying. The diplomats look for the kidnaping and possibly the assassination of high conservative leaders. Dim View Military chiefs in Washington take a dim view of the talk about has been stalled in the committee for months. With conflicting precedents to guide him, Nixon may have to decide whether to route the bill to committee — the usual procedure—or put it on the Senate calendar for action. Normally, bills are put on the calendar after approval by committees. suspension of nuclear weapons tests. Inside informants say they are ready to launch a high-octant "keep-up-the-tcsLs" campaign if there is any move to suspend them for political reasons without an air - tight inspection system. Military men say the tests arc urgently needed to keep nuclear warhead design abreast of missile developments. Empty Saddles It's rumored in London that Prime Minister Harold Macmillan may have to postpone the big conference of British Commonwealth premiers set for June 2(1. The reason: Half the premiers way not be able to attend. New Envoy Norwegian sources list Foreign Minister Halvard M. Lange as a top contender for the post of Norwegian ambassador to Washington. He would succeed Wilhelm Munthe de Morgcnstiernc, dean of the diplomatic corps, who is to retire Nov. K on his 70th birthday. On The Spot Vice President Richard M. Nix- On may be put on the .spot if any attempt is made to keep the civil rights bill, which the House is expected to approve this evening, from going to the Senate Judiciary Committee where it could be bottled up. The Senate's own version Sports Outlook Baseball players complain about some the reserve clause which bin'ds them to their clubs. But their spokesmen — Bob Feller, Robin Roberts, Eddie Yost and others- will testify in favor of the clause during the congressional anti-mo- nearby Edgewood, Md., have a 'think machine" that answers mathematical questions in a flash. i'The only catch is that probable answers have to be fed into the machine. It picks the right one. The Chemical Warfare Laboratories employ the machine to evaluate the effectiveness of certain types of munitions. For example, the machine might be asked to compare possibilities of concealment of many smoke bombs versus a few smoke bombs. The question would also contain data about a given area under certain wind and temperature conditions. T-he Army said such a question might contain as many a test run. A series of figures and known answers are given the machine to see if its working properly. The sensitive electronic brain never gets tired. However, in order for the computer to work correctly, it must be kept cool. A large air-conditioning unit accomplishes this purpose. The Army said the complicated mechanism doesn't get injured if it receives the wrong commands. Its "memory" can be erased with a push button, and a code permits it to start on a new problem with a clean slate. Even though the Center is nev- ar ° dilferent I er stumped for an The variables, or different answers, are stored up on a memory drum and magnetic tape. An electric typewriter feeds the commands into the computer and then the "brain" makes its choice. computer isn't portable. The Army said the soldier in (lie field "still has to think for himself." Read the Classified Ads LET SEARS KEEP YOU COOL ... .with Low Priced nopoly hearings which begin today in Washington. They agree with the owners that the traditional structure of base-bail wo-.iid be upset if i/hc clause were abolished. 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