October 8, 1961|
Returned from Provo & found luggage belonging to companion, Edwin Denney NeVille, on bed. The signs on the beds provided the information that they were to be occupied by Elders Suggs and Stout, Hawkes and Bennion, this last being Lynn Bennion from Harvard. Elders Suggs, Hawkes, NeVille were there in the morning and the rest joined us in class. We made a jolly crew.
10-9 Classes began 7:45 a.m. The first day we heard from President Moyle informing us of our duties; Richard L. Evans on preparation for the temple; Gordon B. Hinckley on accepted techniques of draft dodging; Bishop Vandenburg, the new Presiding Bishop of the Church, on his first assignment as a general authority, speaking in regard to tithing and fast offering; and various instructions and admonitions from President Richards, his son the foot doctor, and random returned missionaries.
General authorities who addressed us Tuesday were as follows: Milton R. Hunter on Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price; Ezra Taft Benson on making friends for the Church; Reed Bankhead on the Book of Mormon and the Bible.