85 years ago today - Jan 17, 1939

[David O. McKay]
President George H. Robinson of the Bear Lake Stake called and considered the following questions:

1st: Where should the line be drawn in releasing or sustaining officers of the Church who are selling tobacco and beer?

Answer: Thus far tobacco has been considered a commodity that might be kept in stores and sold as other commodities, and an officer of the Church is not considered to be out of harmony who deals in that product.

With beer it is different'beer is intoxicating. No Stake Officer, member of a Bishopric, or President of a Quorum, or an officer in an auxiliary should be sustained who sells beer to young people.

[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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