CHICAGO DAILY NEWS
16 March 1943, 6/1
Mormons Rent 20-Acre Tract to Grow Food
Mormons of Chicago, expecting a food shortage next winter, today announced plans for gardens and orchards that will produce vegetables, fruits and berries for canning 20,000 quarts of food during the late summer and fall. A cannery will be established to process them.
Bishop A.L. Williams, head of the Logan Square ward of the Chicago stake — or district – announced that 20 acres of excellent truck farming land on Grand av. not far from Mannheim rd., had been rented and would be divided into small plots for intensive cultivation by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints here.
From the Relief Society Magazine, March 1951 –
She Shall Have Music
By Frances Carter Yost
The warm golden sunlight poured over the valley like butter and honey. The leaves of the climbing vine outside the window turned listlessly. As Ann Marley watched Parley working in the nearby field, time seemed to dissolve with the sound of his mower.
For three days now Ann had wanted to tell Parley about the spinet piano the Warrens had for sale, but every time he was around words congealed in her throat. If it had been a new washer, or a sewing machine, or even a deep freeze, practical Parley would understand the need. He would even get busy doing some dickering to see that she had it. But a piano, to Parley, would be considered a toy, something to play with. Parley wouldn’t want to pay his hard-earned money for a piano. Parley didn’t know either about the inward music in Ann’s soul, the deep desire which had somehow spun itself, through the years, into a hard ball of dissatisfaction.
Sixth Guild Meeting: March, 1944
By Dr. Frank W. Asper
Tabernacle Organist and
Member, Church Music Committee
Tempo, or pace, is common to all mankind. Yet, as the heartbeat varies in different persons, so the degree of tempo feeling differs, too. Psychologists point out that there are variations in responsiveness to movement in music according to the age, the country, the race, and the century.
It is a well-known fact that the metronome mark on some compositions are not correct, especially of the masterpieces written before Beethoven’s time, for the reason that the metronome was not then invented, and they have been put on by men who have edited the compositions. Unfortunately, most of the metronome marks in our own L.D.S. hymnal are too slow. They do very well in the tabernacle in Salt Lake City, where there is much reverberation and carrying over of tone, but they should be faster in the majority of our ward chapels, where a smaller and less ponderous body of singers tends to create a lack of interest if they sing at the speeds indicated.
By Evelyn Fjeldsted
If one can work a score of years
To prove a fact that few can see
And still, undaunted, can persist–
This is an unseen victory.
If condemnation one must face
Because of someone’s treachery,
If he can know that truth in time
Will free – this, too, is victory.
If through misfortune one has lost
His earthly goods and trusted friends,
If he with hope can build again–
This, we agree, is victory.
But if one can keep his faith and meet
With courage what must seem to be
The ultimate defeat of life–
This is the crowning victory.
David O. McKay at home in Huntsville, Utah:
Think not, when you gather to Zion,
Your troubles and trials are through –
That nothing but comfort and pleasure
Are waiting in Zion for you:
No, no; ‘tis designed as a furnace,
All substance, all textures to try –
To consume all the “wood, hay and stubble,”
And the gold from the dross purify.
Eliza R. Snow’s hymn was written as a caution to those gathering to Zion that the streets of Utah were not paved with gold, and that newcomers, rather than being treated as heroes for their efforts to come, were expected to work harder than they had ever worked before. It was a needed caution: too often missionaries spoke too glowingly of conditions at home; too often converts focused on the goal of emigration without giving much thought to what would come after.
In a way, such emigrants were like brides whose every thought is on the wedding, with no idea of the hard work of wedded life that stretches beyond. Sometimes new arrivals, shocked by the barrenness of the desert, removed from the solicitous care of missionaries, were unable to cope; like a disappointed bride running home to Mother, they hurried off from Utah, sometimes bearing exaggerated tales of the horrors of living among the Mormons.
Mormons in London must have been pleased to read this friendly article in the Streatham News of 21 September 1934:
THE LESSON OF THE BEEHIVE
Mormon Scheme for S.W. London
Many Girls in S.W. London are to Study Beehives.
This does not mean that they are going to run the risk of being stung with a view to preparing honey. Not at all. It means that they are going to learn to be something like the Girl Guides, the theme of their work being drawn from Maurice Maeterlinck’s classic, “The Life of the Bee.”
The originator of the scheme is the S.W. London branch of the Mutual Improvement Association of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints.
This didn’t post this morning when I programmed it, durnit.
This letter came as an invitation to Wilford Woodruff to give the opening prayer at the celebration.
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From the Relief Society Magazine, February 1962 –
By Maryhale Woolsey
The spelling of the name was Mother’s guess, and nobody ever questioned it. It was, she explained, a mental picture of a word somehow derived from the name Houdini, the famous magician grandfather greatly admired. “Sure the handiest man ever I heard of!” he used to say.
And that Houdinattie was the handiest, Mother thought, of all Grandfather’s tools. It was a special kind of hammer, all metal, shiny nickel finished, shaped like a long letter “T,” with its stem split at the bottom. Its crossbar, heavy and squared at the ends, made the double hammer head, and the split stem made the claws. Not curved as all the usual hammers’ claws, but flattened to sharpness at their ends. They could pry up nails and loosen nailed-on box covers the quickest and cleanest any hammer ever could. It had an unusually good balance for nail driving, too.
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