115 years ago today - Thursday, May 22, 1902

Relative to the ordination of stake supt.'s of Y.M.M.I.A., Pres. Smith said that the only reason they had been ordained high priests was due to the ruling of Pres. Jno. Taylor, who claimed that the presiding offices of the church belonged to the high priest. Pres. Smith remarked that an elder could as well preside when authorized by proper authority. It was decided by unanimous vote that a man holding the high priesthood, namely, an elder, seventy, or high priest, would be eligible to the office of stake supt. Y.M.M.I.A. without further ordination....

Apostle Smoot asked if it would be proper for a little deaf girl, whose parents are not members of the church, to be baptized for her health in the temple—the request coming from her mother. The answer was yes; there would be no impropriety in it.

[Source: Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson]

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