[Francis M. Lyman]
At 2 P.M. met with stake Priesthood meeting. Regular business was attended. I then announced the call of bro[ther] A[nthony]. W. Ivins to preside in the Mexican Mission instead of bro[ther] [George] Teasdale. I said good things about him and strongly denounced the felling expressed by some that bro[ther] Ivins was called to get him out of the way in politics. Stated that no one suggested anything of that kind when bro[ther] Anthon H. Lund was called to preside over the European Mission. This church is not run in the interest of persons or parties.
[Francis M. Lyman 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]