This Week in Texas Methodist History

Date Posted: 9/23/2013

September 1924 - Methodist students from eleven Texas institutions:

(McMurray, SMU, University of Texas, Lon Morris College, Texas A&M, Sam Houston State Teachers’ College, East Texas State Teachers’ College, North Texas State Teachers’ College, Texas Women’s College.  of  and Southwestern ) met for five days at a campground on  at the beginning of the 1924-1925 academic year.  They were all officers in Methodist organizations on their home campuses.  Lake WorthUniversityIndustrial ArtsCollege

Their planning retreat happened to include September 12, and that coincidence provided hours of late-night discussion for the college students.  September 12 was the date chosen by the War Department as “National Defense Day,” in which all regular army units and National Guard units engaged in practice mobilization…


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