Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 74
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74 CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
Resolved, That we heartily approve the plea of Bishop Atkins
just made, for unity of action in our educational work, and here
and now enter into solemn covenant with one another as
brethren in the Christian ministry and with God that we will at
all cost and by all means, stand together in untiring united
effort to establish a system of educational institutions for Texas
and the Southwest.
JOHN A. RICE,
H. B. HENRY.
THANKS TO THE TELLER.
Resolved, That in view of the long and efficient services
rendered by our Conference Teller, B. H. Woods, Jr., we hereby
express our appreciation and tender our thanks to Bro. Woods.
W. E. BOGGS,
H. D. KNICKERBOCKER,
JOHN R. NELSON,
C. R. WRIGHT.
THANKS FOR HOSPITALITY.
Resolved, That the sincere thanks of this Conference are due
and are hereby tendered to the good people of Temple for their
generous hospitality, to Rev. E. A. Smith, P. C., and his com-
mittees, for their untiring efforts in our behalf, to the First
National Bank for courtesies tendered, to the railroads for
reduced rates, and to the Dallas News, Fort Worth Record and
the Temple Telegram for reports given.
H. A. BOAZ,
JOHN A. RICE,
MINUTES OF LAYMEN'S MEETING, FRIDAY, NOV. 7th, 1913.
A meeting of the laymen in attendance on the Conference
was called by Judge W. E. Williams in the Board of Missions
room at 2:30 p. m. of Nov. 7th. About fifty laymen were
present, also several members of the Conference Board of
Judge Williams was nominated for Leader for the following
year, and his name was presented for election before the Con-
ference at the proper time. Jno. H. Garner, of Cisco, was
elected to the position of Vice-Leader of the Conference, to
assist Judge Williams in the work. Walter Amsler, of Mc-
Gregor, was elected Secretary.
Reports were had from all District Leaders present, viz.:
Jno. H. Garner, Cisco District; C. C. Lewis, Cleburne District;
Prof. Blair, Corsicana District; Prof. Webb, Fort Worth District;
Walter Amsler, Gatesville District; Prof. Barcus, Waco District;
and W. R. Witherspoon, Weatherford District. Reports showed
that considerable activity had been displayed in the laymen's
work during the past year.
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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/m1/74/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.