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CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL

purpose of this resolution and recommend the same to your
favorable consideration, wiith the distinct understanding and
agreement that under no circumstances are the collections con-
templated to be an assessment:
Resolved, That it is the sense of the Board of Church Exten-
sion of the Central Texas Conference that we assume $2,500.00
of the indebtedness of the University Methodist Church, and
that it be distributed to the various districts on a basis that
shall be agreed upon by the Presiding Elders,
Resolved further, That the collection of said amount be left
to the Presiding Elders, and that the campaign for the securing
of said amount shall close with the last Sunday in March,
which shall be observed as University Church Day by our
pastors and people.
This resolution becomes effective when enough Conferences
of the State shall have taken similar action so that the total
amount thus assumed, together with amounts otherwise avail-
able, shall cover the entire indebtedness on said Church.
J. J. CREED, President.
CHURCH EXTENSION-Report No. 2.
We congratulate the Conference upon the work already
achieved in this department and call special attention of all
our pastors to our Conference Loan Fund and urge upon each
one of them to advise every Church seeking aid, as far as
practicable, to accept a loan instead of a donation. These
loans are made on easy terms and with small interest. In this
way the Board can give immediate relief, and yet preserve its
funds to aid other similar enterprises. The Board is always
ready to make donations when a loan will not meet the exi-
gencies of the case.
We regret to say that in some instances applications have
come into the hands of the Board too late to be considered.
We urge every member of the Board to make special note of the
fact that these applications must be in the hands of the Board
not later than the first day of the Conference session. The
Board can not and will not consider applications that come
later than that date.
The policy of your Board is to give aid to every applicant
in some amount so far as it seems advisable to do so, believing
that it is wiser to distribute the funds among the various
applicants in small amounts rather than to make large donations
to the few. After dividing equally with the General Board the
amount at our disposal, $8,088.20, there remains in our treasury
to be divided among the various applicants the sum of $4,044.10,
which is applied as follows:
Donations to Parsonages.
Bardwell ...--.---- ..................$................. $ 100.00
George's Creek -........... - ....... ............... . 100.00
Rogers Station .................................... 100.00
Eastland ............................---- . ............ . 100.00
Granbury Mission ............-...-........-......----.-. 75.00
Glencove M ission -...............- . ................--- 100.00
Purdon ----.....- .. ...............---- ..........-. 100.00
Eolian (conditional) .........-- ... ....-...--------- 100.00
Malone -......------ 100.00

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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/m1/55/ocr/: accessed October 1, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.