When Presbyterian, Henry Kendall met with Brigham Young in 1864, President Young stated he had no objection to the Presbyterian Church sending what to Utah?
a. Presbyterian missionaries
b. Presbyterian ministers
c. Presbyterian Bibles
d. Presbyterian seminaries
1. C. Football
Other influential Latter-day Saints strongly criticized football games, which at times degenerated into melees involving not only the players but also fans. George Goddard of the Sunday School Union protested that “football games [were] damaging to the respectability” of the institution and ran counter to “the religious tone that should always characterize every Latter-day Saint school.”
Brian Q. Cannon, “Shaping BYU—The Presidential Administration and Legacy of Benjamin Cluff Jr.” BYU Studies, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2009, 12.
2. D. James Talmage
[Benjamin] Cluff wrote the following in his journal in December 1894: “We are having some difficulty in regard to our conferring degrees. Bro. Talmage, now president of the U of Utah, seems determined to stop the growth of the Church Schools. The three schools, however, have now united (B.Y. Academy [Provo], B.Y. College [Logan] and L.D. S. College [Salt Lake City]), and will present a joint petition to the General Board for certain privileges due to all colleges. viz: the power to confer degrees.”
Cluff “Diaries,” Christmas 1894, 46
3. B. Joseph Smith University
In 1903, [Benjamin] Cluff recommended to the Church Board of Education that the Collegiate Department be formally designated as a college “to express more fully the actual work being done.” He had privately broached this idea as early as 1897. When Cluff proposed the name Joseph Smith University, Anthon H. Lund of the First Presidency viewed the proposal as opportunistic and manipulative. “I told them in my mind there was not a better name than B.Y. Academy. Bro Cluff is a schemer!” he wrote.
Brian Q. Cannon, “Shaping BYU—The Presidential Administration and Legacy of Benjamin Cluff Jr.” BYU Studies, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2009, 15.