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Hereford Reporter Newspaper Archives Jul 19 1901, Page 1

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Hereford Reporter (Newspaper) - July 19, 1901, Hereford, Texas Hereford reporter Hereford will soon be the educational Center of tie Plains vol. I. No. A Hereford deaf Smith county Texas july in Itoi lr.50 per year j w a Stringfello a i me hardware co. Wholesale and Rita la College. A a Bain and Mitchell wagons barbed ass meetings held monday and wire hardware water St?pp1ies,i tuesday evenings. Implements and windmills. Stores at working comm i tees appointed. An nolo Canyon City and Hereford Texas. A College corporation will be organized and a Board of trustees elected at a meeting to be held at the Church next tuesday evening everybody requested to be present and take an interest. Sack Harwell proprietor of the suggestion in last weeks Issue of the reporter that our citizens make an Effort to have a College located at this place caused a Heap of talk which resulted in a meeting of the workers for Public Enterprise held at the Church last monday night. Judge Gough called the meeting to order and stated the cause of assemblage. It was the unanimous Choice of those present that judge Ferguson preside and that f. L. Vanderburgh act As Secretary. Rev. Randolph Clark was called upon to present his views of the matter and make a statement showing herefords advantages As a location for a institution of learning from an experienced school workers standpoint. Or. Clark stated that Twenty eight years ago he with his brother started a private school at Thorp Springs called Adrian College which they operated successfully for seventeen years and built up a property Worth $46,000. In 1890 they gave it to the Board of trustees of the Christian Church who moved it to Waco for a consideration where it now is his brother Adrian being in charge. Or. Clark then leased the buildings at Thorp Springs and continued his school work for some time when the Church authorities finding that the school a it Thorp Springs was seriously rating from the school at Waco refused to lease the buildings to him again. He was then made a apropos it Ion from Lancaster to build and manage a College at that Point which he accepted. He was president of Randolph College at that Point climatic for the but agree Point years conditions did not r wife at that and he resigned As presid it and made up his min i to rest for a year. Not having ver paid this Section of the country a visit a believing it to be but a waste Lemert Aniwa the her Geiord a Saloon specialities. Fine wines whiskers and cigars i i a unfit for anything save cattle raising at the Earnest request of g. R. Voweil with whom he had been acquainted for Many years having had the education of that gentleman a children in his care he decided to come Here merely to pay or. Voweil a visit and to give a few of his eloquent lectures at the Church. Or. Clark also made the fourth of july oration which was listened to with such intense interest by the Large audience present. Or. Clark said that the idea of a College at this Point or in this Section of the country had never entered his mind until he Arri veil Here and saw the conditions As they existed. \ when he realized the health giving properties of this dry atmosphere the excellence of our whaler and the i ease and Little Cost of obtaining it the vigorous growth of Trees shrubbery Flowers and All kinds of Garden produce and Grain the Thrifty Ness and High moral Standard of our citizens the excellent drainage of Here j Ford and the easy Access to it from All parts of the country caused him j to note the Superior advantages of Hereford As a College town. The Beautiful Lake just West of town also came in for its share of Praise. In fact or. Clark said that fort Worth and Hillsboro had Span thousands of dollars f it ran artificial Lake which was not nearly so Fine As this was with rut a Cut of expenditure. This Lake. Bang so Large and deep would afford excellent boating one of the Mist healthful exercises extant and could be kept full the year round by the service of three or four . Or. Clark also spoke of the advisability and advantages of an Experiment station being Conn Quot Ted with the College saving that it would do More to advertise this country than anything else As i would show what could be profit ably raised Here under scientific cultivation. Or. Clark was ask d concerning the nature of the school whether it should be a denominational affair or not. He answered in the negative most emphatically and said that it should be strictly a town and county affair and entirely free from Denum Inatio Nai creeds or politics. R. F. Holloway who has been connected with or. Clark and identified with the state s leading educational movements for Many years try but a ii iou 1 a win and Bolk Able plan Suh to j it. K. Al w. H Patton. Tulik Fernis in j a it Quot re nor a meet lr1 v 1 1 following Avenir then . The following Day this committee with messes. Clark and Holloway took carnage and looked Over the desirable locations for a building site. While Many were looked at the site that found the most favor was that bordering on the Lake. The g was my Ade Board and room wanted. Wanted by a you Oast corroborated or. Clarks v. 1i r 1 Board and room in gentleman tie family. Statements and said that he had been address lock Box Igi stating Par in Many different parts of the Coon tic liars terms Etc. 20lf

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