Heber J. Grant writes: "It makes one's heart ache to see so many people who are willing to work and cannot find positions." The Great Depression hits Utah particularly hard because its agricultural economy has also experienced a local depression during the national "Roaring Twenties." In some urban stakes, 60 percent of previously employed Mormons are without jobs in 1932.
[Source: The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]