“With the construction of a $40,000 library building, a $50,000 dormitory, and a $10,000 heating plant, together with extensive changes and improvements in Earlham Hall, and the collection of funds for these purposes and the increased endowments, it will readily be seen that the responsibilities upon the officers of the college during the year have been very heavy. There have been some dark days in the midst of it all, but the college authorities have felt that the hand of the Lord was leading them on, and so while there has been much deliberation, there has been no faltering.
In the midst of the progress of the work, a change in the superintendency and matroncy occurred, William and Deborah M. Furnas having previously offered their resignations after several years of efficient service. Alfred T. and Lillian Ware have succeeded them and have already demonstrated by the vigor and wisdom with which they have taken hold of their perplexing duties, their excellent qualifications for the positions.”
Minutes of Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends, by Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends, 1907, page 136