To rescue the church's Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, Heber J. Grant agrees to mortgage Social Hall, Vermont, and the Deseret News buildings. However, Counselor Anthony W. Ivins persuades Grant not to mortgage the Church Office Building. This is undoubtedly the origin of the rumor that Grant mortgages Salt Lake Temple Square, including the temple.
[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]