115 years ago today - Mar 15, 1906

It also advised that the organization of the [M. I. A.] General Board be somewhat changed, that the Apostles and members of the First Council of Seventy withdraw as members, and a new board be provided for to be composed of younger men, more in touch with our young people, but that they still be nominated by and be under Church authority. This communication was referred by the Board in writing, in which they assigned reasons why the proposed changes should not be made. These communications were referred to the First Presidency, and they were now considered by this council. All the members present expressed themselves on the subject, and the conclusion was reached that the time was inopportune at present to make any change whatever in Mutual Improvement Associations, or the general Board, and it was decided to write the General Board to this effect. The general sentiment of the Council however was that it would be a very proper thing for the Stake Presidencies to devote their special attention to the quorums, with a view to getting them in the way of entering into the study of the gospel in a systematic and progressive way, and if this were done it was thought in time things would adjust themselves to Brother Roberts' idea without making any radical change. President [Joseph F.] Smith informed the Council that Mr. A[lfred]. W. McCune desires to dispose of Calder's Park, and offers to sell it for $35,000., payable in bonds of the Utah Light & Railway Co[mpany]., that the Church had the bonds, and could spare them, and it was proposed to purchase the property through the six city and county stakes, and operate it as a pleasure resort through them, as though they owned it. The brethren coincided with this movement. Meeting adjourned.

[Journal History, 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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