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Hereford Reporter (Newspaper) - February 7, 1902, Hereford, Texas Vol. . 51hereford, deaf Smith county Texas february 7, 1902 $1.50 per year on tuesday the reporter printed a number of circulars stating that there would be a mass meeting at the Christian Church for the purpose of making a report of the Progress of the directors of the Hereford College association in their efforts to build and maintain a College of High degree in this place. Notwithstanding the Amarillo orchestra was to give a concert on that evening there was quite a crowd of our representative citizens present to hear the report. It might be said to the credit of the manager of the Amarillo orchestra that he postponed the commencement of his concert until 9 of clock to give people a Chance to attend the mass meeting without missing the concert. There being a number of ladies present it being prayer meeting night the meeting opened up with singing by the audience followed by prayer by Rev. Addison Clark of Amarillo. Judge Gough the chairman of the College committee then gave an outline of the work done and said that about $4,500 Cash had been subscribed or More properly speaking had been invested and that the charter was signed and ready to go to Austin for the state legislature to act upon the same. He then introduced prof. Randolph Clark who is to be at the head of the educational part of the institution and who is already quite Well known Here. Prof. Clark said that for the past thirty years he and his brother Addison had been connected Vith College work most of which time had been spent in the College of their founding had ran College at Thorp Springs and that during that time they had had the education of about 6,000 children Many of whom Are now married and have children of their own and that nearly 90 per cent of this Large number Are now residents of Texas. At the time he gave up the presidency of Randolph c Liege at Lancaster he fully made up his mind that he v us retire or an College work for a while at Lea and Ake a much needed rest and upon he invitation of g. R. J owed i Rhose children had been under his i educational care he decided to make i his gentleman a visit. When he f it Here he saw that while lie had visited every part of Texas Worth uniting As he supposed he had thus a neglected to visit the real a Garden spot a of Texas he read ily saw that this country with its Fertile soil and excellent water so easily obtained was capable of supporting comfortably a Large number of people and that it needed a High Grade College to supplement the work of the Public schools. Such an institution would do More to keep up j the Quality Standard of the people already Here than anything else. He said that it was his highest ambition to be identified with the building up of a country such As this is destined to be to be an instrument in moulding the character of its people. That the first settlers of a new country in nearly every Case decided the character of the future generations and that with the excellent class of people already Here a College such As is proposed would tend to keep up that High Standard As would no other Enterprise. Instead of attracting an indigent squatter class of people Here a College would bring an intelligent cultured and Well to do people. Or. Clark said that in a conversation with f. T. Ramsey the Austin nurseryman that gentleman said that the Plains country would in fifty years time be the Garden spot of Texas and that he would establish a Nursery Here in the near future. Or. Clark proposed that he establish his business at Hereford in close proximity to the College and that the collage students be Given instruction in horticulture in All its branches. Or. Ramsey said that if he decided to come to Hereford he would not Only do that but would pay the students for their work thus enabling Many in straightened circumstances to earn something wih which to defray the j expenses of their College education. If he did not decide to come himself and move his family Here at present he would place a thoroughly competent Man in charge of his Nursery business Here but the chances Are that he will decide to move Here when he pays this country a visit Minnie hardware co wholesale and retail dealers in Salery Rito miss Moos Star Ano eclipse windmills foil nos o a Pirai linoleum a phone to. 9 and is to delightful Ness of the climate the excellent educational facilities and gets acquainted with our people. Here it might be added that with the establishment of the College and the Nursery we Are sure to get the next state appropriation for an experimental station which and led to the Dairy Experiment station which prof Clark proposes to establish in connection with the College will make Hereford the educational Center of the Pai handle the College faculty will require people who take students to Board to sign a contract that they will cooperate with the faculty in maintaining discipline among the students and that they will report to the faculty any misdemeanours of the pupils which will tend to corrupt the morals 1 of the students thus assuring the school a reputation for rigid moral j character. During the summer vacation months the building will be used for the conducting of a summer Normal for teachers from All Over the state. In fact during the coming summer a summer Normal will be established Here the Public school building having been engaged for that purpose. In regard to the sectarianism or Denom nationalism of the College prof. Clark said that it would be Folly for anyone to try to conduct a j school of that kind in this Section of i the country and assured his hearers j that nothing Savouring of sectarian i ism or Denom nationalism would be i permitted. Ile said that every sin i Dent would be asked their religious a preference and the teaching of a i pious creeds would be left to the j pastor of their preference and that j the pastors of a1 churches would be requested to co operate with the fac ult in the moral and religious train ing of the pupils. He said that the school was n get for the purpose of j teaching creeds is was 1 was not going to fall through. Prof. Clark then added that Tim building of the College would give at least eight months work to too workmen As Many extra residences would be needed for people who would come Here to live on account of the College. S. S. Evants then arose and Sai l that in addition to the too acres of land which he had Given for the establishment of the College he would give $300 Cash. This announcement was greeted by loud applause As was the speech made by a. J. Lipscomb in which he said that he would give $100 in addition to the $50 he had already invested. Rev. Addison Clark then made a few remarks in i stated that he was afraid that the impetus to land values on account of the e ii lege would prevent him Rem buying what land he wanted Here. Aft a the dismissal by Rev. C. A. Clark judge cough announced that judge Fergus Ai had his list with him and that any me wishing to invest in the College could do so. P. R. Harris took advantage of the Opportunity and put his name Down for $50. Or. Edgar p. Lewis of the Amarillo dental firm of Dodson amp Lewi. In Hereford fun three Days is a a. Ten i to the dental needs of Hereford citizens. 50-jt will it in to tor the moulding of character Anc to develop the mind intellectually judge Ferguson then spoke briefly on the necessity of establishing the College and said that Hereford citizens could not afford to let the of Frt sanity pass. He said that he d c citizens had Success jut any project undertaken Aud that there was no reason Why this proposition should fail through and added parenthetically that it fity Dray c. H. Harlan proper. All kinds of drawing done on Short notice and at reasonable prices Telephone no. 9

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