75 years ago today - Jun 21, 1948

[J. Reuben Clark]
Mark Petersen called again about the question box in the News, which has come to be a very popular column; they try to keep away from the mysteries; will answer only things that can be answered by the Church History and Book of Instructions for Stake Presidents, and a good Bible dictionary, even if they had to write their own questions. Pres. Clark said he had spoken to Pres. [George Albert] Smith, and without any suggested attitude on his part, Pres. Smith indicated he thought it was a pretty dangerous thing, and repeated it the other day: Pres. Clark has not had opportunity [to] talk with Pres. McKay, but he feels reasonably sure he would feel much the same way because the First Presidency have so many question coming up they have to side step. Bro. Petersen asked if Pres. Clark would feel better if they dropped it and Pres. Clark said, no, they have a good idea, what he is fearful of is religious questions, and suggested that in view of what Pres. Smith said, they confine their religious questions very narrowly, and for the present at any rate do not discuss any doctrine question. Bro. Petersen said they would do that. ...

[The Diaries of J. Reuben Clark, 1933-1961, Abridged, Digital Edition, Salt Lake City, Utah 2015]

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