Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 20
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20 CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
Murand Council having been a local preacher for three years
and one year on trial was elected a deacon.
Custis Fletcher, Rector of the Episcopal Church; J. M. Daw-
son, Pastor of First Baptist Church; Carroll Smith, Pastor of
Memorial Baptist Church; E. S. Bledsoe, Pastor of the Christian
Church; A. F. Cunningham, Pastor of the Southern Presbyterian
Church; Dr. Jno. M. Moore, Home Secretary Board of Missions;
Dr. John C. Granbery, of Southwestern University, were intro-
duced to the Conference.
Various announcements were made, the doxology was sung,
and the benediction was pronounced by I. Z. T. Morris.
Conference was called to order at 9 o'clock a. m., Bishop At-
kins in the chair.
S. H. C. Burgin of San Antonio, led the devotional services,
Minutes of yesterday's session were read and approved.
A number of lay delegates were announced as being present.
The Secretary read resolutions from Sherman Circuit, Sher-
man District, North Texas Conference, requesting the restor-
ing by the Conference of the credentials of Rev. WV. M. Shelton.
Rev. R. G. Mood, presiding elder of the Sherman District, ad-
dressed the Conference relative to this request, and on motion
of Horace Bishop the credentials were restored.
Jno A. Rice read resolutions providing for a Social Service
Commission to co-operate with similar commissions from other
Conferences in the State, and on motion of H. Bishop they
v'ere adopted. (See Resolutions.)
(NOTE.-At a later day the presiding elders nominated and
the Conference elected Drs. John A. Rice and John C. Granbery
members of the above mentioned Commission.-Editor.)
Rev. J. D. Scott of San Antonio, addressed the Conference in
an appeal that this Conference co-operate with the West Texas
Conference in the maintenance and support of the San Antonio
Rescue Home. On motion of H. Bishop, John C. Granbery, John
A. Rice and C. R. Wright were named as a special committee to
consider the entire matter.
Question 22 was resumed, "Are all the preachers blameless
and their life and official administration?" (See answer to this
question on the first day.)
The name of Jerome Duncan was referred to the Committee
The names of the following were referred to the Committee
on Conference Relations for the supernumerary relation: A. D.
Livingston, Geo. W. Owens, J. R. B. Hall, T. W. Ellis.
The names of the following were referred to the same Com-
rnittee for the superannuate relation: R. B. Young, W. H.
Crawford, J. M. McCarter.
When the name of I. Z. T. Morris was called he was referred
by a standing vote to the Committee for the superannuate re-
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Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South, periodical, November 1913; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49826/m1/20/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.