85 years ago today - Apr 20, 1935

[Heber J. Grant]
President Harold B. Lee of Pioneer Stake called. Brother McKay and I had a long talk with him regarding proposed plans for Church relief, outlined by President J. Reuben Clark, Jr. something over a year ago. He expressed his perfect faith that the plan should be carried out and our people taken care of by going back to the old system of taking tithes in kind and building warehouses to take care of surplus crops in one section and moving them to another.

[On April 18 of the following year, Lee is called to preside over the Church Security Program (renamed Church Welfare Program in 1938). Initially devised to help members who had been impoverished by the Great Depression, the Church Welfare Program is declared a permanent undertaking of the church on April 5, 1949.]

[Diary of Heber J. Grant, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies; http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/282148/]

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