[J. Reuben Clark]
President Eugene Hilton of the Oakland ... stated that one of the brethren in their area, a British convert, was urging that they hold a prayer circle in the Oakland Stake. President Hilton stated that they had no place appropriate for holding a prayer circle.
President Clark suggested that here also if he cared to write a letter to the First Presidency regarding this question he would receive an answer. President Clark pointed out that while we were not forbidding the holding of prayer circles in Stakes where they had an appropriate place to hold them, we were not encouraging the holding of prayer circles indiscriminately.
[The Diaries of J. Reuben Clark, 1933-1961, Abridged, Digital Edition, Salt Lake City, Utah 2015]