50 years ago today - Jul 19, 1963

[David O. McKay] We read a letter from President Philip S. Low of the Indianapolis Stake in which he presented the case of a man who had asked for a Temple recommend, but that he is not wearing his garments where he is employed because he is engaged in pouring molten metal, and when fragments scatter and fall to his shirt and his undershirt, he can easily throw them out by raising his one-piece undershirt. If he wears garments, he cannot expel the hot pellets. I directed that President Low be informed that the man may reverently remove his garments under these circumstances, but should replace them as soon as convenient when he leaves his employment where he is engaged as he explains.

[Source: David O. McKay diary, July 19, 1963 as quoted in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 19, 2013

    That sounds like the man worked at U.S. Steel - Gary, Indiana Works (open hearth furnace), but I'm not 100% sure.


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