55 years ago today - Thu Jun 13, 1957

[David O. McKay Office Journal] [At the conclusion of 6 pages of transcribed telephone conversations between McKay and several others (including Marion G. Romney and Lowell Bennion) about the general rumor that a Marshall family of Fillmore had Negro ancestry, McKay makes the following decision in a telephone call to the stake president:] I called President Roy D. Olpin of the Millar Stake at Fillmore, Utah, and he later reached me in the evening at my home, and I discussed with him the matter of a recommend for the young couple--Paul Anderson and Joyce Marshall. Since there is no absolute proof of Negro blood, I am going to give Miss Marshall the benefit of doubt. "All that you have (President Olpin), and that the others have is hearsay. So if they are otherwise worthy, you may inform the Bishop to issue a recommend to the young couple." President Olpin answered, "Oh, thank you, because they are worthy! We haven't any better people than the Marshall family in the ward."

[Source: McKay, David O., Office Journal]

1 comment:

Please Enter your Comment: