65 years ago today - May 21, 1948

All Church building operations postponed-- Salt Lake City, Utah.

May 21, 1948 To Presidents of Stakes and Presidents of Missions

Dear Brethren:

The high cost of building materials and building construction has led the brethren immediately in charge of Church building operations and ourselves carefully to consider the matter of Church building operations in general, and particularly in the wards, branches and stakes where the people must furnish their proportionate share of construction costs ...

[Source: Clark, James R., Messages of the First Presidency (6 volumes)]


  1. AnonymousMay 21, 2013

    The above entry seems to contradict the following entry in Church News Historical Chronology of The LDS Church for the preceding month:

    "April 1948 — Mission presidents from around the world reported increasing numbers of baptisms. An expanded building program was started."

    Can you provide more context to this entry, seeing that there are ditto marks at the end of the entry.

  2. AnonymousMay 21, 2013

    correction: ellipses marks ( ... ), not ditto marks (" " ").


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