70 years ago today - Feb 13, 1951

At seven-thirty in meeting with the missionary committee. Because of the opposition raised by enemies and due to conditions which we cannot control we have agreed not to call missionaries of draft age. The leaders in Washington have gone into histerics and the army officials are in control. The war goes on in Korea and all young men under 26 and over 18 are subject to the draft, with threatening clouds indication that the boys 18 years of age will soon be called.

[Joseph Fielding Smith, Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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