Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 51
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CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
Rev. G. F. Winfield, this school has been brought to a place
worthy of the confidence and patronage of the people. Its
faculty is composed of unusually strong and well-equipped
Of its last graduating class of seventeen, sixteen are now in
colleges completing the courses for which this school prepared
them. The student body is composed of 200 young men and
The remarkable achievement of raising over $30,000 for
payment of debts on the buildings was accomplished under the
leadership of Rev. W. B. Wilson, and now unencumbered by
debt, with a territory unoccupied by any other such an institution
this school should enter upon a period of prosperity and use-
Dormitories are the present and imperative need. A campaign
has been launched for $70,000 for this purpose. To this move-
ment we give our endorsement.
There has been no school conducted in Weatherford College
since last June, one year ago. The Trustees through Rev. E.
Hightower have tendered this property to the Educational Com-
mission through this Conference for a Junior College for young
men. We recommend the following:
"1. That we accept the tender of Weatherford College through
Rev. E. Hightower, acting for the Trustees of said college, and
elect the following Trustees to serve until their successors are
chosen: E. Hightower, I. W. Stephens, G. H. Holland, T. F.
Temple, G. W. Barcus, W. W. McCrary, M. S. Hotchkiss, Jas.
"2. That we request the Commission to consider carefully the
advisability of establishing a Boys' School for all Texas Method-
By the will of J. R. Couts this school will receive in 1924
$100,000 for endowment, thus giving us the only endowed training
school in our Church.
Trustees-I. We recommend the election of W. L. Nelms,
W. B. Andrews, M. B. Lockett, H. S. Wilson, A. F. Bentley as
Trustees of Southwestern University.
2. That H. D. Knickerbocker, Lee Penn, Ocie Speer, F. P.
Culver, G. W. Armstrong, I. W. Burney, Clay Johnson, W. C.
Stripling, T. B. Yarbrough be elected Trustees of Polytechnic
3. That W. L. Nelms be elected Conference Secretary of
4. That we request the Bishop to make the following appoint-
H. A. Boaz, President Polytechnic College and Vice-President
of Southern Methodist University.
J. C. Granbery, Professor in Southwestern University.
G. F. Winfield, President Meridian College.
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