October 1

In Cedar City [Utah] they were going to broadcast a meeting of the Saints that included two cities to the south, St. George and Las Vegas. President Grant ws concerned with Golden’s language because the FCC could remove he Church’s license to broadcast if Golden used profanity.

President Grant called Golden and said, “Golden, I’ve prepared some notes for you. This is going to be the talk you’re going to give when you go with me to Cedar City. Do you understand?”

Golden said, “Well, I’ll do my best.” So they drove down to Cedar City.

As the broadcast began, President Grant was the first to speak. He gave a fine, dignified speech. He then introduced Uncle Golden. Golden arose and took the prepared speech out of his pocket. “Dear brothers and sisters, it is a great . . . uh, uh . . . privilege to uh, uh . . . be with you . . . uh, uh, uh . . . today.”

He stumbled along for a few more lines and finally stopped and said, “Hell, Heber, I can’t read this damn thing!” (J. Golden Kimball Stories, p. 72-73)

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