75 years ago today - Jul 4, 1948

The Church News refers to three significant developments in LDS missionary work. First, the report of success of two missionaries "tracting without purse or scrip" in Texas-Louisiana Mission. This practice is newsworthy because it has become so rare and is later prohibited by LDS headquarters. Second, E. Hyde Dunn, age nineteen, has left for a special mission in which he volunteers to be a construction missionary in Tonga. His voluntarism inspires headquarters to adopt this as a regular program for the South Pacific. Third, a report that missionary Richard L. Anderson's teaching "plan" is now in use by all missionaries of the Northwestern States Mission. The fourteen-lesson "Anderson Plan" is soon adopted by many LDS missions as a non-memorized outline for teaching investigators. Anderson later becomes a distinguished professor of religion at BYU.

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

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