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This edition of the yearbook is entitled, "The Chymes."

This edition of the yearbook is entitled, "The Chymes." The president of the college at the time was William J. Hutchins.

This edition of the yearbook is the first one to be called “The Chimes.” This edition commemorates Berea's 75th Anniversary Year. Dr. George N. Luccock was the Acting President from October 1930 to May 1931. The was also the first year of the student newspaper, "The Pinnacle".

This issue is dedicated to James Rood Robertson. A memoriam is given for Lola Cooper on Page 8.

This is the year that Dr. J. R. Rogers donated money for a new Art building and that the Munger Memorial was dedicated. The Glee Club split into two divisions: Varsity and Freshman for each gender. This year also boasted the creation of the YMCA Quartet and the Woman’s Octet. This volume includes the photo of the 1932 State Track Champions, as the photo was taken too late to include in the 1932 volume. The Freshman Baseball team photo is mislabeled as the “Freshmen Basketball” team. This is the first time The Academy’s student organizations and sports teams are pictured in "The Chimes".

A Memoriam was written in honor of Dean Cloyd N. McAllister who died this year. William H. Walker retired during the year. This year boasts the creation of the International Relations Club, Alpha Psi Omega, Christian Endeavor, and a female version of the “B” Club on campus. In the entertainment area, this year had three Mountain Days - one for the college, another for Junior High, and a third for The Academy. The year also included a school trip to the World’s Fair. In the Academy, the Strollers and the Lion’s Staff were created.

This year boasted the creation of the J. A. R. Rogers Memorial Art Building. Howard E. Taylor, the Business Manager of Berea College, died this year. This year also saw the creation of the Folk Club.

A woodcut illustration by Frank Long appears in this volume. Two Jesse Stuart poems are also included: "Give Me Again the Spring" and "This is the Schoolhouse". For the first time the Dean of the College was not pictured beside the Dean of Labor; the Dean of Women, Katharine S. Bowersox, appears instead. This is also the first time that photos for the classes have been put into alphabetical order; unfortunately, this is only true of the senior class. This year also boasts the recreation of the Ladies' Hall Council, now called the Women's House Government.

A woodcut illustration by Frank Long and five Doris Ulmann photos are included in this volume. The Creative Writing section debuts in this year's annual. This year boasted the school’s first two foreign exchange students; Toshiko Katsumata, from Kyoto, Japan, and Masako Suda from Numazu, Japan. The Freshman Chapel Choir appears for the first time in this yearbook.

This year the college divisions were renamed; instead of it being Berea College and The Academy, they are now the “Upper Division” and “Lower Division”. A woodcut illustration by Frank Long ("The Sawers") is included in this volume. The Creative Writing section continues in this year's annual. The Hospital Staff as well as nursing students were featured in this year’s Chimes. Kun Hyun attended the college this year, the college’s first exchange student from Seoul, Korea. The Agriculture-Home Ec Club split this year to form the Agriculture-Home Ec Club and the Home Economics Club. The Ornithological Club, Collegiate Union Orchestra were created this year. This year was also the first year to offer a section on labor. The Lower Division gained its first exchange students, Betty Hackett from Kyoto, Japan, Paul Love from Cameroun, W. Africa, William Washburn from the Belgian Congo, Africa, Elizabeth Dewey from Gazaintip, Turkey, Ralph Galloway from Luxor, Egypt, and Jorge Guarch from Antilla, Cuba. The Lower Division created a C. E. Executive Division and a Senate this year. A Biographies section for the Upper and Lower Division seniors details their academic successes in a section separate from their class photos.

The Creative Writing section appears for the third year in this volume and includes a wood cut illustration by Mabel Henderson, '39. This Chimes features a picture of the Berea College Cabinet with a full list of the deans. There were five deaths among the faculty this year including Miss Katharine S. Bowersox, Dr. James Watt Raine, Miss Jessie Moore, Ira D. Shaw, and Mrs. Dillie Wertenberger. This year boasts the creation of the Carnegie Library. The Lower Division gained more exchange students this year; Severino Ochoco from San Fernando, La Union, Philippine Isl., Ralph Galloway from Beni Luef, Egypt, Maitland Strangemore from St. Anthony, Newfoundland, and Calvin Bright from Shansi, China. The Lower Division gained a Board of Governors and the Upper Division gained a Movie Club, Twenty Writers' Club, and the W. A. A. gained a Field Hockey team. The male sports teams are now no longer referred to as "Varsity" and "Freshman" but now "Varsity" is merely the name of the sport, and "Freshman" is "Secondary". The "May Court" is featured in the W. A. A. section. This year’s Chimes also features a “cartoons” section.

Included in this volume is a record of the inauguration of President Francis S. Hutchins, to whom the 1940 Chimes is dedicated. A poem ("Cool Tombs") by commencement speaker, Carl Sandburg, begins the Creative Writing section. The Lower Division featured more exchange students this year as well; Marguerite Imrie from Cameroun, West Africa, Michael Fuhrmann from Hamburg, Germany, Bob Benjamin from Shanghai, China, Edward Brann from Hamburg, Germany, and Laura Eakin from Bangkok, Thailand. The Upper Division had two name changes in their Organizations. The Student Legislative Group became the Upper Division Senate and the Student Advisory Group became the Student Board of Governors and the Vanguard which was originally the Public Affairs Forum. The Home Ec club integrated back into the Agricultural-Home Ec. Club and the school gained a Bird Club, the Rural Comm. Life Club, the Wallpaper, and the Photography Club; the specialized bands split into the Royal Collegians and the Zephyrs. The male Track teams split into three teams, the "Varsity Track", the "Frosh Track" and "Secondary Track". The Phys. Ed. Instructors are highlighted for the first time. The male Swimming clubs split as well into four divisions: Varsity Swimming, Frosh Swimming, Secondary Swimming, and Foundation Swimming. There is no more "Life Saving" group for men. There is a Memoriam for O. C. Morrison in this year's Chimes. This year features a map of Appalachia in the Advertisement section.

The Upper Division gained an exchange student this year; Abbie Margaret Washburn from Bulape, Belgian Congo, Africa. The Country Dancers were created this year under the name "Country Dances". The Home Ec Club reappeared this year along with the creation of the AG Judging Team. The "Printers' Club" appears for the first time in this volume. The Lower Division gained more exchange students; Calvin Bright from Sanshi, China, Margaret Noss from Aomari, Japan, Agustin M. Guarch from Antilla, Oriente, Cuba, and Carlos Suarez from Banes, Orte, Cuba. The Track team changed “Frosh Track” to "Freshman Track". This year's annual documents the change of name from "The Dramatic Club" to "The Berea Players."

The Mountaineers beat Louisville and Morehead in basketball in 1942! (pp. 91-2) This issue is dedicated to Coach Rogers B. Clark. The Upper Division boasted new international students: Elizabeth Ellen Hoffman from Teheran, Iran, and K. Heinz Eugen Boehm from Vienna, Austria. The Post Graduates included international graduates as well; Grace Itah Sparks from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and Irma Corinne Sparks from St Thomas, Virgin Islands. The Lower Division had international students as well; Roberto Patino from Cali, Columbia, S. America, and Harriet I. Hoffman from Teheran, Iran. There are a few names changes this year: "Vanguard" changes its name back to the Public Affairs Forum; Male Football is now Touch Football; there is only one specialty band - the Royal Collegians; the male basketball, swim, and track teams are now split into "Varsity" and "Secondary" teams, the female basketball program now consists of five teams: "Junior", "Sophomore", "Freshman", "Secondary", and "Foundation"; Country Dance has now become the "Country Dancers". The Co-op club is created.

This year's annual is dedicated to the college's Labor Program. Berea gained an international student in the Upper Division this year: Thomas M. Okuma from Honolulu, Hawaii. The International Relations Organization split into three groups this year: the Vanguards, the Public Affairs Forum, and the Pan-American League. There were a few new organizations created this year; the Harmonia Society, the Inter Faith Council, the Prayer Group, the Outing Club, the Cheerleaders, and the Modern Dance group.

Photos of the V-12 men from Blue Ridge, Cumberland and Howard Halls highlight this volume. This year’s Chimes is dedicated to Professor Rigby of the Music Department. The Inter Faith Council, Harmonia Society, Prayer Group, Outing Club, Cheerleaders, and Modern Dance group are not shown in this volume of The Chimes. The only classes to have their home cities listed are the Upper Division Seniors and Lower Division 12th graders.

In the beginning of this year a small section is dedicated to the soldiers at Berea College on pages 7-8. A family portrait of President Hutchins’ family is shown in this year. A tribute is given to Mr. Herbert Fenn on page 20. The Fire Department is listed in the Organizations section of The Chimes. The Vanguards appear again in this volume.

There is a memoriam for Mr. Benton Fielder on page 15. The retirement of Mr. J. Wesley Hatcher is recognized on page 39. The Life Service Club reappears in this issue. There were a few clubs created this year: the Sociology Club, the Cosmopolitans, the Studio Ensemble, and the Alumni Basketball Team. The Vanguards, Pan American League, and the Public Affairs Forum reappear in this issue.

This year's annual contains some very fine writing, both in the Creative Writing Section and throughout the volume. (The running text throughout the volume was written by Dean Cadle and Jerry Crouch.) There is an exchange student in the Upper Division this year: Carol Ann Coapman from Punjab, India. There was also an exchange student in the 12th grade class: Carlos P. Lopex, Havana, Cuba. A few Organizations were created this year: Hi-Y, Vets' Association Council, Economics and Business Club, and the String Quartet. On page 174 there is a space dedicated to Mr. George G. Dick who retired this year after serving Berea College for forty-four years as the Power Plant engineer.

This volume contains some interesting Berea lore, including the Mulberry Trees, the Mounting Block, The "Castle", The "Hangout", and Phelps-Stokes Chapel, (see p. 67, 128-154). This year the Juniors are listed under their departments in the Upper Division. One of the specialized music groups this year was the Bach Cantata. The Union Church Choir was highlighted in the Organization section. The Medical Club and Y-Teens were created this year. The Academy gained two exchange students in this year: Alexander Chalmers from Nueva Gerona, Cuba, and Josephine Wittig from Guatemala City, Guatemala. Three deaths in the Foundation School are highlighted; Bob Capps on page 120, and Lee and Wanda Brashear on page 121. The first index for the Chimes is offered in this issue on pages 160 to 165.

This year there is an exchange student in the Academy: Cleone Sparks from Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands. The Lion is featured once again in this issue. The Governors become the Student Council this year. The specialty band is called the Studio Ensemble this year. The only club created this year is The Future Teachers of America. There are three exchange students in the Senior Class of the Upper Division: Jose M. Rubio from Havana, Cuba Peter A. Smellie from Nuero Gerona, Cuba, and Richard F. Taitano from Dededo, Guam.

In this year there were international students in the Senior class of the Upper Division: Maria Aflleje from Yido, Guam, Louis Bueno from Cardenas, Cuba, and Lenore Gabler from Pfarrhans, Germany. This issue is dedicated to Dean C. N. Shutt. There is a memoriam for Dr. Lee F. Crippen on page 90. There is an international student in the school of nursing this year: Anastasia Hadjistelianou from Volos, Greece. The Advanced Gymnastics team is highlighted for the first time on page 107. There are three new organizations on campus this year: the Outing Club, the 81st Reserve SQDN Godman Field, and the American Chemical Society.

This year the Day Law was eliminated and Berea College began to reestablish its inter-racial education program. This issue of the Chimes is dedicated to Dr. Elizabeth S. Peck. There are international students in the Upper Division this year: Carlos P. Lopez from Havana, Cuba, Andre Rieben from Tolochenaz, Switzerland, Maurice Shamma from Cairo, Egypt, Gertrude Bremer from Ankana, Turkey, Sakiko Miyashio from Kapaa, Kanuai, Hawaii, Vincente Luis Rodriquez from Marianao, Cuba, Ruven Dario Recio from Antilla, Cuba, Ernest G. Strauss from Amsterdam, Holland, and Ernest Wende from Cochbamba, Bolivia. In this year the Keyboard Club, Speech Choir, Danforth Choir, Math Club, and Students for Democratic Action appear for the first time.

This is the first year that the college's group of "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities" is shown. There were international students among the Upper Division: David L. Bunbury from Georgetown, British Guiana, Alexander James Chalmers from Nuevo Gerona, Isle of Pines, Cuba, Shizu Nomura from Fukui, Japan, and Josephine Wittig from Guatemala City, Guatemala. This edition of the Chimes is dedicated to Albert Greer Weilder the Dean of Labor, Emeritus. There was an exchange student in the Foundation School this year as well, David Zook from Oaxaca, Mexico. The only added activity in the Foundation School this year was the Business Club. Newly represented groups in the College include: Berea Christian Youth Council, Religious Emphasis Week Committee, Spanish Club, Radio Club, History and Political Science Club, and the Penguin Club.

This was the year that Jessie M. Reasor (Zander), graduated. Zander was the first black student to graduate after the discontinuation of the Day Law. There was another group of international students in the graduating class of the Upper Division: L. (Joe) Chairatana from Bangkok, Thailand; Ignacio T. Cruz from Agana, Guam; Witold Hoja from Poland; Nicholas Nickolakis from Athens, Greece; Obguchukwu F. Obi from Awaka-etiti, Nigeria; Ezzendin Shamsedin from Joun Via Sidon, Lebanon; and Gladwin Solomon from India. The Golf Team appears in the yearbook for the first time.

This issue of the Chimes is dedicated to Mrs. Maude Kilbourne, Miss "K", the Secretary to the College Dean. Governor Weatherby congratulated Berea College on its 100th year. The international students in the senior class of the College this year were: Theo. Ade Aderonmu from Oya, Nigeria, West Africa, Cheng-Yin Cheng from Hsinchu, China, Samuel Sek-Wai Hung from Hong Kong, China, John Y. Lu from Taipei, Formosa, and A. A. Moeter from Puri Agung, Indonesia. The new clubs included this year were the TKA, the Geology Club, Beta Beta Beta, the FTA, the Opera Workshop, and the Music Educators National Conference. Charles Ward Seabury was noted as the "Father of Seabury Gym".

This 100th Anniversary Edition includes a brief history of the college (p. 6-11). The international students of the Senior class are: Cheng-Yin Cheng from Hsinchu, Formosa, Constantine Cappas from Athens, Greece, Alice Chen from Taipei, China, Yoon Ai Choi from Seoul, Korea, Ying Nan Chiu from Taichung, Formosa, Hwal-Chin (Harry) Cho from Seoul, Korea, Misako Higa from Nakagusuku-Sen, Okinawa, John Lu from Jainan, Formosa, Isabella Li from Tai Chung, China, Dorothy Lee from Hong Kong, China, and Peter Thoms from Muscat, Oman S. E. Arabia. The organizations created this year are: the Debating Team, the Cabinet, the Christian Youth Council, the Life Service, the World University Service, and the Medical Science club. “The Wallpaper” once again became “The Berea Pinnacle.” This year the Berea Basketball team won the KIAC title.

The international students in the senior class this year are: Hwei-Hsien Cheng from Nanking, China, Harry Cho from Seoul, Korea, Irene Chu from Shanghai, China, Kak-Choong Kim from Seoul, Korea, and David Zook from Tehuacan, Pueblo, Mexico. Clubs and activities appearing this year for the first time include: the Veterans Club, the Homecoming Queen, the Berea Community Concert Association, and the WAA Golf team.

This issue of The Chimes is dedicated to Julian Huntley Capps. Dr. Alvin M. Weinberg, the Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, lectured on atomic reactions. The International students in the Senior class this year were: Fereshteh Beijan from Tehran, Iran, Eric John Brown from Clacton-on-the-Sea, England, and Chong Bin Kim from Seoul, Korea. The clubs added this year are: the Christian Vocations Group, the German Newspaper, the SNEA, and the Young Democrats. There is a photo showing Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ward Seabury turning over the first shovel of dirt for the creation of Seabury Hall, the new woman's dorm. There is also a section on the Leadership Training Conference. The Log House is mentioned just prior to a section showcasing some of the jobs on Berea's campus. After that is a special section for the Pre-School children. The Track team won the KIAC title again. Among the Foundation Seniors is international student Nia Collis from Athens, Greece. The additions to the Foundation School groups are the Ungraded Department and the Business Club.

This year is dedicated to Charles Noble Shutt. The international students in the senior class of Berea College this year were: Kyoko Ando from Omi Hachiman, Japan, Luis, A. Concha from Merida, Mexico, Tal Chun Hong from Seoul, Korea, and Joe Kyung Hyun from Seoul, Korea. Newly represented organizations this year include: the Chapel Choir and The Rebels. The Finland National Gymnastic Teams presented at Berea College this year. The Student Teachers at the Foundation school are highlighted.

This year is dedicated to Miss Julia Allen. The international students in the senior class of Berea College were Naji G. Abboud from Shekka, Lebanon, S. Manuchehr Alavi from Teheran, Iran, Emiko Ando from Fukuoka, Japan, Farhad Ismail-Beigi from Tehran, Iran, Chelladurai David from Bangalore, India, Brian Oakley James from Brisbane, Australia, Ingrid Haug James from Konstanz, Germany, Insook Kim from Soul, Korea, Jung Ja Lee from Choong Moo, Korea, Kyung Ok Park from Seoul, Korea, Ziad Saad Quasem from Damascus, Syria, Paul Smith from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and William To from Hong Kong, China. Organizations added this year were the Judicial Commission, the return of the Classical Club, and the Squash Team.

This issue is dedicated to Dr. Waldemar Noll. The international students in the senior class this year are Nack Young An from Seoul, Korea, Frank Bradley from the Cherokee nation, Elmer Briss from Izmir, Turkey, Shao-An Chien from Hong Kong, China, Chella David from Madras, India, Gerado Gomez from Habana, Cuba, Gilberto Hinojosa from Victoria, Tamps, Mexico, Robert Ling from Hong Kong, China, Tuck Ng from Ipoh, Malaya, Paul Sipple from Sandai, Japan, and Ziad A. Tamimi from Jerusalem, Jordan. The specialty band changed their name again, this time to the Starlighters. Organizations added this year were the Social Committee and the Ornithologists. Dana and Bingham residence halls were created.

This year is dedicated to Dr. William Gordon Ross. This international students in the senior class this year include: Keun Soo Ahn from Sung Dong-Ku, Korea, Ahman Baharestan Khoshal from Kermanshah, Iran, Faramarz Ismail Beigi from Tehran, Iran, Siryoon Chon from Chungju, Korea, Julie Erdman from Oaxaca, Mexico, Lilly Estelle Finley from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, Hassan Katami from Tehran, Iran, Basil Okapara from Akpulu Orlu, Igeria, and Gerhard Tausher from Hamburg, Germany. Organizations added this year were the Chapel Ushers, the Industrial Arts Club, and the Speech Choir. International students in the senior class of the Foundation School were Barbara Lois McNeill from St. Anthony, Newfoundland and James Scalos from Karpenision, Greece.

This year’s volume is dedicated to Dean Louis Smith. A memoriam is given for Dr. Roscoe Griffin. International students graduating from the college this year are Siryoon Chon from Chungju, Korea, David Hopcraft from Njoro, Kenya, Gerald Peter Hopper from Vienna, Austria, Jon Hack-San Lim from Kuching, Sarawak, Tean Neo Lim from Singapore, and Zacheus Bamidele Okediji from Nigeria, West Africa. Organizations added this year are the Polynomen, Berea Showcase, Young Republicans, Student Nurses Association, Bloodmobile Captains, Ham Radio Club, and the Y-Guides. Organizations added to the Foundation School include the G.A.A., the Folk Dancers, the Social Activities Committee, and the F.H.A.

A few highlights from the year are included as excerpts from the college paper, "The Pinnacle" (p. 98-99). International students graduating this year include: Salame Nalega David from Kenya, Africa, Laurie Lynn Dod from San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, John Hock-San Lim from Sarawak, Malaysia, Fumiko Takase from Hyago, Japan, and George Chou Tsu Woo from Kowlon, Hong Kong. International student Curtis E. McNeill from St. Anthony, Newfoundland graduated from the Foundation School. The Pep Club was added to the Foundation School organizations.

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