85 years ago today - Jul 28, 1936

A letter was read from President Kelly of the Swiss-German Mission under date of July 9, calling attention to the fact that Dr. Max Haenle, who is a very good friend of the Church, is preparing a pamphlet entitled 'Accomplishments of the Mormon People' and stating that Dr. Haenle in a recent interview suggested that if we wish to have our church and missionaries remain in Germany, he would urgently advise that men of prominence and authority in our church write articles commendatory of the German people. This subject could be dealt with in any of our public meetings or addresses and then be published in the local papers and copies of the entire newspapers sent to the German Reich. He feels that if we show a loyal and friendly attitude toward the people, and incidentally make some constructive comments, it will turn the tables in our favor. Bishop Cannon inquired of President McKay as to what steps were desired in this matter and proposed that the matter be presented to President Welker of the German-Austrian Mission to suggest how he thought this matter should be handled. This was approved by President McKay.

[First Presidency, Meeting with Presiding Bishopric, Minutes, 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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