At about 1:30 Joseph (Wirthlin) and I went to President Smith's office, again regarding an allowance for Patriarch Eldred G. Smith, the matter having been referred to us by President Smith for consideration and report to him. Decision was reached to increase Eldred's allowance to the extent of $100 per month retroactive to January 1. I was requested to so inform Eldred. Accordingly he came to my office at 3:30 p.m. and I gave him the result of the interview and also informed Rulon H. Tingey so that he could place it on the payroll.
[Frank Evans Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]