50 years ago today - Feb 28, 1974-Thursday

[Leonard Arrington]

Dean May came into the office today and said, "Let me tell you a funny story." It seems that there was a person using the library on the first floor intently working there for some time. All of the sudden he jumped up, ran out the long turn-stile shearing the threads and ran toward the main reception room of the Church Office Building. Dave [Mayfield] went after him following. The fellow ran faster, Dave ran faster. The fellow ran out to North Temple Street toward Main, Dave following close behind. Finally Dave caught up with him and tackled him.

They both got up. "What did you do that for?" "I thought you were running off with something." "No, I was just late for an appointment."

So Dean has made up an award to give him for "valor and intrepidity beyond the call of librarianship."

[Confessions of a Mormon historian : the diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971-1997, Gary James Bergera, editor, Signature Books, 2018]

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