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Carolina College

Series 1, Subseries 2, Folder 7:

Copies of articles from the Journal of the North Carolina Conference, December 1906 - November 1928

 

ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA, December 5 to 10, 1906

p.7 On motion of J. E. Underwood, the matter of establishing a girls' college at Maxton was referred to the Board of Education.

p.19 L. S. Massey submitted and read report No. 2 of the Board of Education which was adopted. (Document No. 16 of the Appendix)

pp. 48-49 From Document No. 16, Report No. 2 of the Board of Education:

WHEREAS, the citizens of Maxton and vicinity have proposed to the North Carolina Conference to establish and equip a seminary for girls at Maxton, North Carolina, and to present the same to the North Carolina Conference without any encumbrance or financial responsibility on the part of said Conference, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that we do hereby commend the establishment of such institution, and do appoint the following as trustees:

A. J. McKinnon, J. W. Carter, Luther T. Cottingham, Rev. E. McWhorter, Rev. M. Bradshaw, Rev. A. P. Tyer, W. N. Everett, W. H. Neal, W. R. Land, W. H. Humphrey, J. A. Huggins, Frank Page, W. B. Cooper, A. S. Thompson, J. B. Schulken, C. E. Lyon, Rev. S. E. Mercer, Q. K. Nimocks, H. L. Godwin, T. A. Green, F. A. Woodard, F. A. Daniels, Edgar W. Smith, J. A. Green, Rev. G. T. Adams and Rev. J. E. Underwood.

NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA, December 4-8, 1907

p. 42 From Document No 12, Report of the Board of Education

Your Board is gratified at the progress that is being made in the building of the seminary for girls at Maxton, North Carolina. The financial agent informs us that the property is now worth about forty thousand dollars, ten thousand dollars of this being in the grounds upon which it is to be built. One building is underway of construction, and the agent seems hopeful that the work will be rapidly pushed to completion.

The Board recommends that the Conference confirm the following as trustees of this institution: J. S. Carr, W. J. Upchurch, J. F. L. Armfield and W. F. Gibson.

p.105 Report of Board of Education was presented and adopted.

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, December 9-14, 1908

p.16 L. S. Massey submitted and read the report of the Board of Education. The Report was adopted. (Document No. 10 of Appendix)

p.39 From Document No. 10- Report of the Board of Education

We desire to call the special attention of the Conference to our school for girls, now being enterprised at Maxton, N.C. This school is splendidly situated in the midst of a most prosperous and sturdy people. Hitherto this wide section has been without a Methodist School, and we have lost much and suffered much for lack of school facilities there. We bespeak the good will of the whole Conference for this institution, and commend the movement to the good will and aid of our preachers. The Board recommends that the Conference confirm the following as trustees of this institution:

M. Bradshaw, W. F. Gipson, A. P. Tyer, W. N. Everett, W. H. Neal, W. H. Humphrey, W. J. Upchurch and W. B. Cooper.

p.40 Item 2- ... That the Conference ask the Bishop to make the following appointment: Rev. E. McWhorter, Financial Agent of Maxton School for Girls ...

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, November 24-29, 1909

p. 22 ... Carolina College Value of Property. $39,000.00 ...

p.24 A. P. Tyer introduced the following resolution which was adopted.

WHEREAS, the cause of education in North Carolina is receiving greater consideration at the hands of her citizenship than ever before, and a widespread awakening seems to be upon our State, and the day seems to be at the dawn when she will take rank in her educational institutions and methods with the foremost of her sister States;

AND WHEREAS, we believe that the educational leaders of our Methodism in North Carolina and the constituency back of them have been agitators and promoters of this cause, and have had much to do in creating the awakening that has come;

AND WHEREAS, we believe that our church should march in the front rank of this movement, and should be thoroughly equipped to do her part of the work;

AND WHEREAS, we believe in the equal education of our daughters with our sons;

AND WHEREAS, among the many excellent schools which we have for our daughters in the bounds of Southern Methodism, but few of them have standards equal to our colleges for our sons: therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that a commission consisting of seven members of our church be appointed by the Conference to take into consideration the founding of a high-grade college for women, the same to be the property of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and under the control of this Conference.

And the said Commission is hereby authorized to hear propositions and to prepare plans and to report to this Conference at its next session.

(Signed) J. F. Bruton R. B. John

J. G. Brown, J. F. Bruton, R. B. John, G. F. Smith, H. M. North, J. N. Cole, J. S. Wynne were appointed members of the commission called for in the above resolution.

ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, November 30 – December 5, 19l0

p.l9 Carolina College Value of Property, $33,317.86

p.21 J. M. Rhodes submitted and read the report of the Board of Education which was adopted. (Document No. 13 of the Appendix)

p.49 Maxton College The trustees and friends of this institution have been making, during the year, a brave and earnest effort to complete its building, and have expended during the year $13,383.37 on it.

We bespeak for this institution the cooperation of our Methodist people and hope soon to see the building completed and turned over to the church free from debt.

KINSTON, N.C., November 22-27, 1911

p.21 J. C. Wooten presented and read the report of the Board of Education which was adopted. (Document No. 17 of Appendix)

p.25 Carolina College Value of property, $33,311.86

p.63 From Document No. 17, Report of the Board of Education ...Your Board recommends the following apportionments be made for the coming year: Carolina College, $1,250.00 ...

p.64 We recommend the appointment of S. E. Mercer, President of Carolina College.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., November 27-December 2,1912

p.17 J. C. Wooten presented and read the report of the Board of Education which, after being amended, was adopted. (Report No. 8 in the Appendix)

p.50 From Report No. 8 - Report of Board of Education Carolina College

We commend the liberality of Maxton and the deep interest shown in building and establishing Carolina College. We endorse the work of President Mercer and most heartily thank him for his tireless energy and unfailing faith which enabled him to open the college September 25, 1912.

... Your Board recommends the following appropriations for the next year - Carolina College. $2000.00 ...

... We recommend S. E. Mercer as president of Carolina College...

OXFORD, NORTH CAROLINA, December 3-8, 1913

p.23 J. C. Wooten presented and read the report No. 3 of the Board of Education and it was adopted. (See Report No. 15 in the Appendix)

p.66 From Report No. 3 Board of Education

Carolina College has a faculty consisting of fourteen well-equipped teachers. The school is doing fine work. Besides the Literary Department we have departments of Music, Voice, Art; also a Business Department and Expression and Physical Culture. We try to emphasize the religious part of the work and additional to their regular course in Bible we have Mission Study Classes and Sunday School work.

The school during this scholastic year has enrolled eighty-seven (87) students. The dormitory space is taxed to its full capacity and the College is in great need of a dormitory.

The Board expresses genuine satisfaction at the faithful and efficient services rendered by Rev. S. E. Mercer.

p.67 Your Board recommends the following appropriations for another year: ... Carolina College, $2500.00

We recommend and ask the confirmation of Chas. W. Horne as trustee for Carolina College.

WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, November 18-23, 1914

p. 12 Report from Carolina College J. B. Underwood presented a report from the trustees of Carolina College and it was referred to the Board of Education.

p.21 Board of Education The report of the Board of Education was read by J. C. WootenN and it was adopted. (Document No. 6 in Appendix)

p.41 From Board of Education Report of the Educational Commission (6) Carolina College

The report of Carolina College shows a loss in attendance of a number of students, there being only 67 students this year and a faculty of 12. Your Board has appointed a committee consisting of A. P. Tyer, Judge Walter Neal and S. B. Mercer to examine the charter and report to our next annual conference the exact relation of this institution to the church.

p.42 We recommend the following appropriations for the coming year:

...Carolina College, $2500.00

We recommend Herbert McClammy to succeed C. C. Covington, resigned, as a trustee of Carolina College.

...We request the Bishop to appoint S. E. Mercer as president of Carolina College

p.59 Educational Statistics - Carolina College Value of Property $150,000 Endowment: Professors 12 Pupils 67

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH -- WILMINGTON, N.C., December 1-6, 1915

p.19 W. A. Stanbury presented and read the report of the Board of Education. J. C. Wooten offered an amendment to the report appropriating $200 to be used as a loan fund at Emory University, and it was adopted. The report as amended was adopted. (Document 7 in Appendix)

p.51 Report of Board of Education (7) Carolina College

Carolina College reports an enrollment of 106 students. The charter has been amended so as further to secure the ownership of the college to the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The treasurer's report shows the net resources of the college over liabilities to be $124,098.28.

Your Board has appointed the following committee to investigate the claims of this institution to be ranked as a B grade college, and if they feel justified in so doing to recommend its classification as such: J. M. Ormand, B. S. Barnes, J. B. Hurley.

p.52 Appropriations

We recommend the following appropriations for the coming year: ... Carolina Col1ege, $2500.00

These funds have been apportioned as follows: ...Carolina College $2,125.00

p.53 We recommend the confirmation of trustees as follows Carolina College - Leake S. Covington, T. O. Evans, C. B. Weatherbee, W. O. Dixon, D. C. Regan, and Graham Woodard.

p.66 Educational Statistics Carolina College Value of Property ........ $147,621 Endowment Pupils ........ 106 Professors ........ 12

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, December 6-11, 1916

p.23 The report of the Board of Education was adopted. (See Document 16 in Appendix)

p.61 Document No. 16, Board of Education Carolina College

Carolina College reports an enrollment of 90 students with 12 teachers. This institution has been placed by the General Board of Education in Class C, though but for a lack of laboratory equipment it should have been placed in Class B. We are glad to hear that there is another new building worth $6000. In this building there is conducted a cooperative club, reducing the annual cost to the girls taking advantage of this to $100. This institution is reducing her debt and doing better work each year.

We regret the resignation of Rev. S. E. Mercer as president, and call attention to his faithful and efficient work here; but we note with great satisfaction the election of Rev. R. B. John to succeed him.

We recommend the following appropriations for the coming year: ... Carolina College, $2,250.00

p.62 These funds have been appropriated as follows: ... Carolina College, $2,250.00

p.63 We respectfully recommend the appointment of R. B. John as president of Carolina College.

GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, December 5-10, 1917

p.28 Report of Board of Education W. A. Stanbury presented and read the report of the Board of Education and it was adopted. (Document 10 in Appendix)

p.70 Document 10 - Board of Education Carolina College

Likewise this has been a good year for Carolina College. We record our pleasure at the high character and fitness of the teachers and administrative officers of this youngest of our educational enterprises, and commend it to the people of our Conference.

There has been this year an increase in attendance of more than 20 per cent.

We endorse the movement to raise $100,000 to payoff the indebtedness of $25,660 and to build a new dormitory.

Appropriations

We recommend the following appropriations for the year: ... Carolina College. $2,250.00

p.71 These funds have been apportioned as follows: ... Carolina College. $2,025.00

We recommend the confirmation of trustees as follows:

The election of J. W. Ward, J.D. Bundy , J. S. Oliver, H. L. Godwin, J. S. Carr. J. W. Carter, S. E. Mercer, of third class, terms expiring January 31, 1923; R. B. John and W. W. Ormand, of first class.

We recommend appointment of: Carolina College President, R. B. John.

p.85 Educational Statistics

Carolina College

Value of Property ........ $150,000 Endowment Professors ........ 12 Pupils ........ 77

GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, December 11-16, 1918

p.29 W. A. Stanbury read the report of the Board of Education and it was adopted. (Document 22 in Appendix)

p.72 Document 22 Carolina College Carolina College has slightly fewer students than a year ago, but they are an exceptionally fine body of young women, and the faculty is unusually strong. Fortunately this institution has thus far been spared a visitation of influenza, and the health of the students has been of the best. We commend with all our hearts this excellent institution to our people.

p.73 Apportionments are made as follows: ... Carolina College, $2,137.50

Estimates of apportionments, under the amount allotted to education for causes within our Conference: ... Carolina College, $3,250.00 ...

p.74 We recommend confirmation of trustees as follows:

... Carolina College - R. D. Phillips, to fill vacancy occurring in the class of 1921, and A. E. White and J. H. Judd to fill vacancies occurring in the class of 1919.

We recommend appointments as follows:

... Carolina College President, R. B. John

p.79 Educational Statistics Carolina College


Value of Property ........ $150,000

Endowment

Professors ........ 12

Students ........ 57

WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA, November 19-24, 1919

Board of Education

C. J. Harrell read the report of the Board of Education and it was adopted. (Document 19 in Appendix)

pp. 72-73 Carolina College Carolina College is one of our younger institutions and we express our joy over its growth. We record our sorrow over the death of two of our faithful trustees, Mr. J. W. Carter and Mr. William W. Ormand. We also express our appreciation of their service and benefactions. Your Board recommends the confirmation of the following trustees: For term expiring 1925, Rev. J. B. Underwood, Rev. G. T. Adams, Mr. A. E. White, Dr. J. H. Judd, Rev. J. D. Bundy and Rev. H. M. North for term expiring 1923; F. W. Carter in place of J. W. Carter, deceased.

The following are the estimates and apportionments under the amount allotted to education for causes within our Conference: ... Carolina College, $3,250.00 ...

We recommend appointments as follows:

Carolina College President, R. B. John

ROCKY MOUNT. NORTH CAROLINA, November 17-22, 1920

p.14 Report No. 1 - Board of Education

Bishop Darlington took the chair and Rev. W. A. Stanbury read Report No. 1 of the Board of Education. The report was adopted. (Document 1 in Appendix)

p.26 Board of Education

W. A. Stanbury presented and read Report No. 2 from the Board of Education and it was adopted. (Document 15 in Appendix)

p.46 Report No. 1 - Board of Education

... Estimates for Conference institution are as follows: Carolina College, $216.000~06

p.68 CAROLINA COLLEGE

This institution has been classified as a junior college, having ceased to give the A.B. degree, and offering only two years of standard college work. While this change caused the loss of some students already entered, the loss has been more than made up by the entrance of other young women, and the college is having its best year.

ESTIMATES

The following are the estimates and apportionments under the amount allotted to education for causes within our Conference:

... Carolina College, $3,250.00

We recommend appointments as follows:

... Carolina College President, R. B. John ...

p.70 DISBURSEMENTS

...December 16,1919, By check to R. B. John, President, $3,087.50

NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA, November 16-20, 1921

p.12 R. B. John presented a report from Carolina College which was referred to the Board of Education.

p.27 Board of Education

W. A. Stanbury presented and read Report No. 1 and Report No. 2 from the Board of Education, and each report was adopted.

p.73 From Report No. 2 of the Board of Education (Document No. 12)

CAROLINA COLLEGE

This institution is making noble efforts to supply the need for Christian Education in its section of the state and under the guidance of President and Mrs. John is in no small way succeeding. The enrollment is slightly smaller than last year.

We recommend the confirmation of the following as trustees of this college: Term of office expiring 1927: W. H. Neal, Leake S. Covington, John H. Hall, M. Bradshaw, R. B. John, T. O. Evans, R. D. Phillips. We recommend the confirmation of R. C. Beaman to fill the vacancy in class expiring in 1927.

p.74 The following are the estimates and apportionments under the amount allotted to education for causes within our Conference:

... Carolina College $3,250.00

We recommend appointments as follows:

... Carolina College President, R. B. John

p.75 Disbursements - December 8,1920, by check to R. B. John $2,925.00

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, November 16-20, 1922

P.50 W. A. Stanbury presented and read the report of the Board of Education, which after being amended was adopted.

p.52 Report of the Board of Education

CAROLINA COLLEGE

At the close of last scholastic year Rev. R. B. John , who has been president of this junior college for several years, tendered his resignation. As his successor the trustees have chosen Mr. Ernest J. Green. The enrollment is slightly larger than last year.

p.53 The following are the estimates and apportionments under the amount allotted to education for causes within our Conference:

... Carolina College, $4000,00

Disbursements

December 15, 1922, by check to R. B. John, President,

$2,600.00

ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, November 14-19, 1923

p.69 W. A. Stanbury presented and read Report No. 2 and Report No. 3 from the Board of Education and each was adopted.

p.72 Report of the Board of Education

CAROLINA COLLEGE

We commend the administration also of this institution for earnest and successful efforts. The enrollment is larger than last year.

Confirmation of Trustees

... Carolina College - M. E. Newsome succeeding R. B. John , resigned.

p.73

Disbursements

December 6, 1922, By check No. 3 Ernest J. Green, President $2,860.00 Signed, W. A. Stanbury, Treasurer

WILMINGTON, N. C., NOVEMBER 12 - 16, 1924

p.59 The report of the Board of Education was read by H. E. Myers. The following spoke to the report: A. W. Mohn, A. D. Wilcox, S. B. Turrentine, H. M. North. The report was adopted.

p.6l CAROLINA COLLEGE

Advances mark the work of this school. The practical completion of Mercer Hall without debt adds near $50,000.00 to the value of the plant and furnishes space and equipment greatly needed in the work of the institution. A successful summer school was carried on through the summer this year and is in line with the larger service that is being rendered.

Estimates and apportionments allotted to Carolina College, $4,000.00.

p.63 Disbursements - Paid by check December 10,1923 to E. J. Green, President Carolina College, $3,250.00

FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA November 11-15, 1925

p.44 H. M. North read the report of the Board of Education and it was adopted. (See Appendix)

CAROLINA COLLEGE

This institution is our youngest and is small in its number of students and faculty, but fine in its spirit and quality of its work and loyalty. Its buildings are good. It maintains the standard of a Junior College as respects the requirements of the church and of the state. Its especial field seems to be the education of poor girls. An effort is being made to secure an endowment.

Estimates and apportionments of the amount allotted to education:

... Carolina College, $5000.00

Confirmation of Trustees, Carolina College

J. H. Shore, A. S. Thompson, G. T. Adams, B. B. Adams, A. E. White, J. H. Judd, H. M. North, J. D. Bundy, K. N. Barnes

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, November 10-15, 1926

p.33 Report No. 1 of Board of Education

H. M. North read report No. 1 of the Board of Education. It was adopted. (See Appendix)

p.54 CAROLINA COLLEGE

We regret that Carolina College was not able to open last fall. The reason was that the president resigned in the summer. When the trustees canvassed the situation in August, they found it too late to secure a president and faculty, so they decided not to open the doors for this year. However, the prospects for a larger student body last September were brighter than for many years. The Board recommends the following:

That a commission be appointed to consider the whole case of Carolina College and report its findings to the Board of Trustees of that college not later than February 1, 1927, and that the trustees of said college be instructed to act according to the advice of this commission. We recommend that this commission be composed of W.A. Stanbury, H. C. Smith, Graham Woodard, Robert Ruark, and Willis Smith. We recommend further that the Conference authorize the trustees of Carolina College to issue bonds for an amount not exceeding the total indebtedness of the college. which is now approximately $30.000.00.

p.55 Estimates

The following are the estimates and apportionments of the amount allotted to education as represented in these causes within our Conference:

Carolina College. $5000.00

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, November 9-13, 1927

p.35 Report of Board of Education

C. K. Proctor read reports 1,2 and 3 of the Board of Education. They were adopted. (See Appendix)

p.54 Board of Education - Report No. 2

Board of Education desires to present the following resolutions;

WHEREAS, Carolina College has heretofore been operated under the control and supervision of the North Carolina conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, WHEREAS said Carolina College ceased to operate in the spring of 1926 and because of its financial condition has been placed in receivership by the courts of North Carolina, WHEREAS, this Conference is not inclined to undertake further operations of the college and WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Conference and all other interested parties that the buildings and equipment be disposed of in such a manner as to liquidate the indebtedness of the institution and, if possible, to have said property utilized further for some worthy purpose:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the North Carolina Annual Conference in session in Raleigh , North Carolina, on this 12th day of November, 1927, that the Board of Trustees of said Carolina College, acting in its name by its president and secretary, or through and by any other appropriate and lawful agency, be authorized and empowered to convey all the right, title, and interest which this Conference owns in and to the asset of said Carolina College, both personal property and real estate, to any person, firm, corporation or organization, deemed proper to own and operate said properties, upon condition that the grantee pay all of the debts and obligations of said Carolina College together with all the costs and expenses incurred in connection with the legal proceedings now pending or subsequently instituted in connection with said Carolina College.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any and all funds received for the aforesaid properties in excess of the debts, obligations, and expenses, referred to herein above, if there be any such excess, be paid to the North Carolina Annual Conference to be used for educational purposes.

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, November 9-13, 1927

Continued

p.56 Concerning the Appropriations to Carolina College

If after the liquidation of the assets of Carolina College as ordered by the Conference, there shall remain a balance of the present indebtedness still unpaid, this appropriation shall be applied to same; provided, that any balance of the appropriation remaining after all debts shall have been paid shall be held by the Treasurer of the Board of Education to be used for educational purposes for causes within the Conference as the Board of Education shall direct.

Realizing the growing need for great educational advantages and equipment for our people and rejoicing in the development along these lines, it is the sincere opinion of this board that the educational institutions under the supervision of this Conference do not incur indebtedness beyond the sight of immediate possible payment and that this Board cannot endorse plans for the liquidation of any indebtedness incurred without first having the approval of this Conference Board.

p.57 Disbursements

TO Carolina College, $3,960.00

WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA, October 31 - November 4, 1928

p.31 Report of Board of Education

W. A. Stanbury read the report of the Board of Education and it was adopted. (See Appendix)

p.51 CAROLINA COLLEGE

In agreement with a resolution passed by this Conference last year, Mr. H. A. McKinnon, receiver for Carolina College, announces that this institution has been sold to the Synod of the Presbyterian Church for the sum of approximately $35,750 for the establishment of a boys' school. This amount will be sufficient, it is believed, to liquidate the indebtedness on Carolina College.

The Board of Education unanimously passed the following resolution and asks the concurrence of this body:

1. That any funds remaining in the hands of the receiver for Carolina College after the final settlement of the indebtedness on the same shall be placed in charge of the Chairman and the Treasurer of the North Carolina Conference Board of Education to be used as a loan fund for the purpose of aiding worthy students in our church schools who may be preparing for definite and full time Christian service.

2. That of the funds appropriated to Carolina College by the last North Carolina Annual Conference, the sum of $1000 net shall be added to the above mentioned fund.

3. That the remainder of said last year's fund be returned to the Conference Treasurer with the recommendation that the amount be given to the Board of Missions to assist in its present emergency.

4. That the amount of $1000 be asked for this coming year to continue the loan fund herein-before provided for, the amount asked taking the place of $5000 heretofore asked for Carolina College.

We note with sadness the passing of Rev. S. E. Mercer, whose influence was largely felt in the history of Carolina College.

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