45 years ago today - Jun 27, 1975-Friday

[Leonard Arrington]

Late yesterday afternoon I went to see Earl [Olson] and Elder [Joseph] Anderson who gave me a report on Elder [Howard W.] Hunter's telephone call about the discussion in the Quorum of Twelve about the matters presented by Elder Hunter on our behalf. ... Brother Hunter also expected to bring up the matter of us doing a study of plural marriage. Brother Hunter said they had taken up so much time with the other proposals and were so unenthusiastic about them that he thought it the better part of wisdom not to bring up the matter at all of doing a study of plural marriage, so that was not presented-just as well.

In the evening Grace and I and Glennie Perry [visiting from North Carolina] went to "Saturday's Warrior" in the South High School auditorium [in Salt Lake City]. Many other persons in the Historical Department went there also. Must have been a couple of thousand persons. Anyway, a delightful performance. The music was outstanding, the dancing was splendid, and the acting and singing as well. We enjoyed it very much. It is based upon a similar theme as Added Upon. [[The 1898 novel by Nephi Anderson also dealt with Mormon theology.]] It presented the problems of free agency, pre-earth life, earth life, and post-earth life. It has some clever scenes about missionaries and missionary work and about romance and marriage and rearing a family. Very well done.

[Confessions of a Mormon historian : the diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971-1997, Gary James Bergera, editor, Signature Books, 2018]

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