75 years ago today - Feb 2, 1949

[David O. McKay]

Bishop Wirthlin Said he is assigned to the Mesa Stake Conference, and that question on 'local option' is coming up. ... I said that there is but one ideal for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and that is Prohibition. . ... They say that local option causes trouble' bootlegging, etc. but there is bootlegging right now. The secret of success in local option is when the people vote for enforcement, and when it is known that public sentiment is for enforcement.

Brother Wirthlin then said that Murray at night is a 'ghost town' but just north of them towards 33rd South, there are 'a lot of taverns that are completely surrounded with cars at midnight and after' and that 'there is something wrong somewhere.'

[David O. McKay Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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