Journal of the Central Texas Conference, First Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 54
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CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL.
this question and take such action as they may deem wise.
2. That this Commission when so elected shall at the call of the Bishops
in charge of the Texas Conferences meet and organize, and shall have full
power to consider and determine the question of the establishment of a Uni-
versity as above described, and to proceed to establish the same as soon as
they deem wise.
3. This Commission shall have power to consider and determine the loca-
tion of said University, to accept or reject the proposition submitted by the
City of Dallas or such as may be submitted by any other city of Texas.
4. That if this Commission shall find that the establishment of such a new
institution is impracticable it is empowered and directed to take such steps
for the enlargement of some existing institution or institutions as will meet
the pressing and growing demands of our times.
5. The Commission shall have power to determine the relation of existing
institutions to the proposed University, and the establishment of other insti-
tions of learning and their relation to the same; provided, its action shall be
in harmony with the provisions of the General Board of Education of our
Church touching the classification of schools.
In any event the Commission shall have power to determine the relation of
existing institutions and such as shall hereafter be established to each other
in our educational system.
6. This Commission shall exist for four years, and all vacancies occurring
during the interim of the Conference sessions shall be filled by the Board of
Education of the Annual Conference, by which the member was elected.
Said newly-elected member shall hold office until the session of the Annual
Conference, at which time the vacancy shall be filled by the process pre-
scribed for its creation.
7. This Commission is hereby empowered to act as a board of trust of the
proposed University in harmony with the laws of the Church and the State
of Texas, until the participating Annual Conferences shall make provision
for a Board of Trustees to further carry out their will.
8. This Commission is hereby instructed to use every care that all prop-
erty hereafter deeded to our Church for school purposes within the State of
Texas shall ble so deeded, and the institution or institutions established
thereon so chartered, that no contention can arise against the ownership and
control of the same by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as represented
by the participating Annual Conferences.
H. A.. BOAZ,
M. K. LITTLE,
S. J. VAUGHAN,
J. A. WHITEHURST,
E. A. SMITH,
SAM R. HAY,
W. E. HAWKINS,
T. S. ARMSTRONG,
A. D. PORTER,
F. P. WORKS,
JNO. R. NELSON,
J. H. WISEMAN,
HENRY M. LONG,
M. S. HOTCHKISS,
J. P. MUSSETT,
B. W. AKARD,
JNO. H. GARNER,
C. F. WEBB,
R. C. MITCHELL,
H. D. KNICKERBOCKER,
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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/m1/54/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.