Lorenzo Snow, Jun 21, 1901; Friday

-- Jun 21, 1901; Friday
President Lorenzo Snow promised Messrs. Taylor and Wagner, both colored, who are trying to build a church for the colored people that when said church is erected we will give them $70. on it. (1)

-- Monday, Jun 24, 1901
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

I reported my trip to Mexico and bore the kind regards of President Porfirio Diaz to President Lorenzo Snow. (2)

-- Jun 24, 1901; Monday
Elder John Henry Smith called at the office and reported his visit to Mexico in company with President Anthony W. Ivins and others. He visited President [Porfirio] Diaz who invited our people to come to Mexico. He sent love to President Lorenzo Snow.

President Joseph F. Smith left for the East with his wife to meet two of his sons who were returning from missions in Great Britain. (1)

-- Tuesday, Jun 25, 1901
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Salt Lake City. Clear and cool. 10 a.m. Meeting of the general church board of education, and Pres. Jas. Linford of the B. Y. College, Logan, J. H. Paul of the Latter-day Saints College, Geo. H. Brimhall, acting pres. of the B. Y. Academy, Provo, Pres. Wm. H. Kerr of the Agricultural College, Logan, Jas. Sharp of the board of regents of the University of Utah, Professors Wm. Stewart and R[ichard] R. Lyman of the University of Utah, the Presiding Bishopric of the church, and others, Pres. Lorenzo Snow presiding. The object of the meeting was to discuss this question: "Shall the church schools be restricted in the future to high school work and turn their college students over to the University of Utah, or shall they continue the college work as heretofore."

Pres. Snow said that the subject for discussion was a very important one, a matter that concerns the church of the Living God and also the world in which we live. We must take a broad view of the subject. There is a difference of opinion as to how far we should sacrifice the interests of the church schools and academies for the university, and yet the church has many times been called upon to make sacrifices for the good of the cause. The brethren were invited to express their views freely and without restraint. The whole day to 5 p.m. was devoted to the discussion, the only interruption coming in the shape of a lunch, which was served in the Beehive House.

It would be difficult in a few words to give a synopsis of what was said, and I shall, therefore, simply indicate the view that was taken by each speaker. The following brethren were in favor of restricting the church schools to high school work: James Sharp, L. F. Moench, W. M. Stewart, R. R. Lyman, Bp. Wm. B. Preston, S. B. Young, and R. T. Burton. The following were in favor of continuing college work in the church schools: Geo. H. Brimhall, J. H. Paul, Jas. Linford, Wm. H. Kerr, J. M. Tanner, myself, A. H. Lund, and Brigham Young. There were quite a number of the brethren present who did not speak. No formal vote was taken but the brethren separated with tacit understanding that no change should take place in the church schools for the present at least. I believe a vote would have shown the sentiment of the meeting to have been in favor of college work in the church schools. (3)

1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith
3 - Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson

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