75 years ago today - May 10, 1948

State narcotics officer asks church officials to quietly surrender for destruction to "quantity of opium, an opium pipe, and some other trinkets" in the LDS Bureau of Information on Temple Square. Seventy's president Richard L. Evans protests that these materials have been there "since time immemorial." The First Presidency cooperates rather than face a court order.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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