85 years ago today - Feb 15, 1935

[Heber J. Grant]
I note what you say in your letter of February 12 regarding the activities of the Moose fraternity in your Stake. I have no recollection of having written letters recommending that our people join the Loyal Order of Moose. We have always advised Church members against joining secret societies, as we feel that there is an abundance of opportunity in the Church for young and old to devote all their spare time in helping the Wards or Branches where they reside, or in rendering assistance to our auxiliary associations, and that there is no need to join any other organization of any kind or description, thus dividing their activities. However, it is my understanding that the Moose is not a secret organization, in which event we would not be justified in asking our people not to become affiliated with it.

[Heber J. Grant, Letter to Josiah Call, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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