“President Howard McDonald of the Salt Lake Temple makes a plea for any and all who come to the temple for marriages, that they refrain from the practice of throwing rice, which collects on the walks outside the temple. He says that some have even thrown rice inside the temple annex, which creates several undesirable effects.
“He says that when the rice becomes wet it ferments and makes the premises ‘smell like a brewery.'”
–“Save Your Rice,” Church News, 24 September 1966, 2