Journal of the Central Texas Conference, First Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 39
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CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL.
etc., at $3,750. Total, $33,750. They receive a total income of $9,000, $5,000
of which is from tuition. Their debt amounts to $11,000, to secure which
they have bonded their property.
SAM'L J. RUCKER, Secretary.
C. C. CODY.
Your Board is pleased to note in detail the institutions which have reported
to us, and rejoice in the increasing prosperity of all these schools.
THE CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL.
The increasing value of this school to our young ministers is a source of
peculiar gratification to your board, and to strengthen its work, which will
require but a small outlay of money, will mean invaluable enlargement of the
efficiency of that large element in our ministry which cannot otherwise meet
the educational requirements of this generation. We suggest that our Presid-
ing Elders take steps in all our districts looking to the payment of tuition
fees for this purpose whenever necessary to secure this great benefit to our
The condition of our central institution is highly gratifying. The high
grade character of its work is of national and to some extent international
fame. Her alumni are employed as teachers in many of the foremost institu-
tions of the country and are winning renown in all lines of honorable en-
deavor. Her halls are literally crowded today, there being more thai. 700
students now in attendance, 416 of whom are of collegiate grade, -the largest
number of collegiate students in any institution in our church. The increase
this year over any preceding year is more than 30 per cent, greatly over-
taxing the teaching force and buildings of the school. If the' high grade
character of its work is to be maintained, there must be enlargement of its
facilities. The situation affords a rich opportunity to men of means.
While affording genuine education, the school also has a deeply religious
atmosphere. A great revival was held during the past session and there has
never before been such activity in religious work, Sunday Schools, Epworth
Leagues, Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., etc. Tlhe school is developing Christian
character of a high type.
We learn with pleasure of the notable success of the Department of Educa-
tion under Prof. C. A. Nichols; 105 students were enrolled in this branch the
past year, and large usefulness to the church is promised by this work, if
adequate support can be provided.
The Theological Department suffered a great loss by the elevation of Dr.
E. D. Mouzon to the Episcopacy. But the school has been fortunate indeed
in securing the services of Rev. H. L. Gray, who, with Rev. Frank Seay, is
doing a fine work in the education of young preachers and others desiring
Much closer affiliation with the various secondary schools has oeen ~ecured.
These are to be recognized as Junior Colleges, and their work accepted with-
out examination through the sophomore year, there being a uniform course
of study well articulated with that of our central institution.
On the whole, the Church has reason for great gratification over the mar-
velous developments at Southwestern University, and over the bright outlook
today. Surely the hour has come for magnificent achievements in the work
of Christian education.
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Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Journal of the Central Texas Conference, First Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South, periodical, November 1910; Waco, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49824/m1/39/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.