70 years ago today - Feb 6, 1950

[David O. McKay]
4:30 p.m. President Casper H. Parker of Hillsdale Stake called at the office. We discussed the old problem of removal of the Liquor Store at 17th East and 17th South. It seems that W. W. Seegmiller, a member of the Liquor Commission, is opposing the removal of this store, even though Governor J. Bracken Lee has given his promise that it should be moved.

While Pre. Parker was in my office, I telephoned to Governor Lee. He said there is no change in his attitude toward the removal of that store: that he has been trying to work it out, but that his trouble has been with two of the commissioners who do not want it moved, and that W. W. Seegmiller is one of them. The Governor then asked, 'What's the matter with Seegmiller? I said that I would call him into the office again, and ask him. The Governor, answered, 'I wish you would, because I told Seegmiller frankly that the only man who could release me from my promise is President McKay.' I answered that I am obligated to Pres. Parker and the people in that district; that we had promised them this store would be removed.

[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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