Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 50
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50 CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
it had an abler faculty. The dormitories for young men are
overflowing, while the woman's building is unduly crowded and
more girls would come if room could be provided.
The time is at hand when there must be inaugurated without
delay and pushed to completion in the shortest time possible a
campaign for buildings and endowment. The need is imperative
and delay would mean disaster. The trustees at their last
meeting asked for $100,000 for buildings and $200,000 for endow-
ment. This request has the endorsement of the Educational
Commission. Trhe urgency of the need cannot be overstated.
The importance of immediate action whereby all the available
forces at the command of the Church throughout the State can
be concentrated upon this effort, cannot be unduly emphasized.
It is a supreme moment with this school. It is a supreme oppor-
tunity to the Church.
We urge that this campaign be given the foremost place
until this result is accomplished. We request the Educational
Commission to put into the field all the forces possible to raise
this $300,000 and that we call upon all our pastors not only to
open their Churches to those representing this interest but also
themselves to present this matter both privately and publicly
to the people. We recommend the adoption of the following
amendments to by-laws:
First. Article 2, be so recast as to read: "The Conferences
shall elect Trustees on the nomination of their respective
Boards of Education, and these Trustees shall hold office for
four years, respectively, their term of office for the incoming
quadrennium to be so arranged, whenever possible, that not less
than. two nor more than three Trustees be elected annually, by
the English-speaking patronizing Conferences. The Alumni
Trustees shall also hold office for a term of four years, and
these Trustees shall be elected at the annual meeting of the
The report from this school shows an attendance equal to
that of last year, although it is known that the institution is in
a state of transition from a co-educational college to a woman's
college. This we regard as most extraordinary. Another remark-
able fact is that the heavy indebtedness in the institution is
being provided for. Since Dr. H. A. Boaz's assumption of the
presidency the people of Fort Worth have rallied to the school
with a splendid loyalty and are pledging their hearty co-opera-
tion and subscribing most liberally their money.
There are fifty-two young men studying for the ministry and
fifty-one students from the homes of our preachers.
We endorse the plan of the Commission in making this the
woman's college of the State, and urge that the other Con-
ferences of Texas do the same.
We likewise endorse the plan of the Commission for a cam-
paign for $100,000 for this school.
This is the only secondary school within the bounds of our
Conference. Under the wise administration of the President,
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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/m1/50/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.