[Heber J. Grant]
Played volley ball from after lunch until about three p.m., having nearly an hour of pleasure. I play this game almost as a matter of duty to keep myself in proper trim physically; at the same time I thoroughly enjoy it. ...
Had a long meeting at 4:15 with John M. Whitaker and a young lady who confided in me after Bro. Whitaker had left that she had been married by Patriarch Israel Barlow to John Burt, who is now on a mission in Great Britain. It is little less than wonderful to me that the people can be deceived the way they are to attempt to enter into plural marriage, and how on earth a Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with any sense at all, after all the teachings that have been given in public and private, can persist in performing marriage ceremonies is beyond my comprehension.
[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]