On this day, President Jos[eph]. F. Smith gave instructions on Priesthood as follows:
In ordaining a Deacon, first confer upon him the Aaronic Priesthood, and then ordain him a Deacon in which office in the Aaaronic Priesthood he is to officiate.
In ordaining an Elder, first confer upon him the Melchizedek Priesthood, and then ordain him an Elder in which office he is to exercise this Melchizedek Priesthood.
"The Priesthood is greater than any office in it." All office grow out of the Priesthood.
[Source: David O. McKay, Diary]