Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 66
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66 CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
The laid-aside old worn garments have been discarded, and
as should be. The children are being clad with good new
clothing made to fit.
Under the management of Prof. A. N. Brown and his corps of
teachers, which include the grade teachers, the domestic science
and music teachers, all the children of the Home are in our
school this year and are beginning their work with great zeal
The playground equipment, which was installed by the city,
adds much, not only to the pleasure, but to the physical devel-
opment of the children.
While the girls are busy with the domestic training, the boys,
under the Assistant Manager, Rev. J. N. McCain, are being
taught agriculture and dairying.
The crop realized on the farm amounts to 1,800 bales of
first-class hay, 1,000 bushels of good heavy corn. The dairy has
furnished all milk and butter consumed by the Home.
This is not the only cause of gratitude, but we rejoice in
the fact that there have been about forty conversions in the
Home and thirty-three accessions to the Church, and three
girls who have dedicated their lives for service in the foreign
Your Committee had before it Dr. R. A. Burroughs, our
General Manager, whom we commend most heartily for his
wide-awake interest in the Home and faithful management
during the past year, who addressed the Committee in behalf
of the work so much needed to prepare the children for life's
responsibilities, stating that we needed and must have in the
near future a school building, which should be provided with
ample chapel room and apparatus for vocational training. By
doing this the school rooms now occupied in the two buildings
could be utilized for kindergarten-music department and dormi-
tories, thereby greatly increasing our capacity and usefulness.
We also heartily recommend Rev. J. N. McCain the Assistant
Manager, for his efficient work and ask his continuation in the
We recommend and heartily insist that not only the pastors
throughout the Conference, but our laymen, co-operate in the
securing a Christmas offering commensurate with the needs of
the Orphanage and in keeping with the great Church to which
We further recommend that the same amount ($4,000.00) be
assessed as last year for the new Conference year.
This report would be very incomplete without reference to
the deep concern displayed by Rev. A. D. Porter of Morrow
Street Church, Waco, who has taken the initiatory step in secur-
ing and equiping a modern method of heating the buildings of
the Home at a cost of about $3,000.00.
We heartily commend this and insist that all pastors and lay-
men enlist our Sunday Schools, Epworth Leagues and Women
Mission Societies in raising monies to pay for same.
MAC M. SMITH, I. E. HIGHTOWER,
AC M. SMITH,hairman.
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