Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 70
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70 CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.
WHEREAS, according to our past custom of presenting
reports from Boards and Committees at different sessions of
the Conference, we are not able to act wisely on such reports
because, first, we do not know what the aggregate amount of
the assessments will be or what they should be; and we do not
know what an equitable division of this aggregate amount
among the Boards and Committees will be;
Therefore Be It Resolved, First, that there be constituted a
Board of Adjustment of one man from each district to be
appointed by the Presiding Elder of each district and that the
representative from the Fort Worth District shall call the Board
Second, that it shall be the duty of the said Board to ascertain
the aggregate amount of all assessments and collections sought,
and if deemed best, to correct this amount, and by this final
amount to suggest, if necessary an alteration to any Board or
Committee in the appropriation sought by that Board or Com-
mittee. It shall be the further duty of the said Board to adopt
any measures to facilitate its work.
Third, that no assessment or collection shall be placed upon
the Churches by this Conference until the said Board shall have
recommended an aggregate amount for all assessments and the
amount for said assessment or collection.
Fourth, that this resolution shall constitute the Ninth Standing
Rule of this Conference.
(Signed) ALONZO MONK, JR.,
E. B. HAWK, and many others.
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY CONTROVERSY.
Whereas, the question of appointment of trustees, and hence
the ownership and control of Vanderbilt -University, is now pend-
ing on appeal before the Supreme Court of the State of Ten-
Whereas, the only decision thus far rendered in the litigation
has wholly sustained every contention of the Church against the
present majority of the Board of Trustees, and
Whereas, in the light of this decision already rendered, the
presumption is altogether in favor of Church ownership and con-
trol of the University, and
Whereas, in the solicitation and later acceptance of the recent
gift of $1,000,000 from Mr. Andrew Carnegie despite the condi-
tions attached, which expresses disapproval of Church ownership
and control and would impair the rights of the Church in the
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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/m1/70/: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.