65 years ago today - Feb 5, 1955

The first headline reference in the Church News since 1931 to a living LDS president as the "Prophet." Apparently due to Counselor J. Reuben Clark's criticism of the adulation implied by using this title for the living president, "the Prophet" is associated with the founder Joseph Smith in the Church News headlines until after Clark's death in 1961.

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

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