Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 71
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CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
University, the majority of the Board of Trustees have acted
contrary to the wishes of t[le College of Bishops acting for the
Church and in the capacity o a Board of visitors to the Univer-
sity, Therefore, be it
Resolved, by the Central Texas Cofference of th e Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, in annual session assembled,
1. That we deplore and condemn the a:ctiol of Chancellor
Kirkland and the Executive Coni te o atte e te UnivJersity in
soliciting this donation at this tiie; and in view o i the litiga-
tion now pending, such action is not only incon siderate of the
feelings and wishes of the Church, but is open to the serious
suspicion of design to influence public sentiment against the
Church, and, if possible, the pending litigation.
2. That the acceptance of this gift with the conditions
attached, despite the veto of the Board of Visitors, constitutes a
gross breach of trust, and is a betrayal of the ideals and spirit-
ual interests of the Church for a pecuniary consideration.
3. That we heartily indorse the action of the College of
Bishops and the Minority Trustees in this matter, and assure
them of our appreciation of their course and pledge them our
sympathy and support.
W. B. ANDREWS,
T. S. ARMSTRONG,
JOHN R. MORRIS,
JAMES W. DOWNS,
EARNEST L. LLOYD,
JAMES M. ROBERTSON,
H. D. KNICKERBOCKER,
S. J. RUCKER.
THE COMMISSION ON SOCIAL SERVICE OF TEXAS
Whereas, there is a great and increasing emphasis laid by the
moral and spiritual leaders of today upon the social mission of
the Christian Church, an emphasis that we believe to be an
expression of the thought of Him who came to open blind eyes,
make the lame to walk, and the deaf to hear, to set the prisoners
free and proclaim the Gospel to the poor, and
Whereas, In order most clearly and fully to occupy our place
in this great modern movement and make ourselves as a Con-
ference most effective in the exercise of our social function,
it is necessary to create an instrument for the expression of the
thought and the doing of the will of the Church,
Resolved, That we unite with the German Mission Conference
and the West Texas Conference, the following plan of organiza-
tion of a Commission of Social Service to Texas Methodism and
invite the other Conferences to unite with us in the adoption of
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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/m1/71/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.