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First Presidency Stresses Concern for Needy

A seven-point program to help Church members alleviate hunger and suffering was emphasized recently by the First Presidency.

President Spencer W. Kimball and his counselors President N. Eldon Tanner and President Marion G. Romney urged members everywhere to contemplate the words of the Savior:

“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” (Matt. 25:40.)

“There continues to be much hungering and suffering generally in the world. In the months ahead there could be more.

“We therefore suggest that you be even more mindful of the needy in your area as well as throughout the world.”

Specifically the First Presidency suggested that members observe more diligently the following teachings of the Church:

Fully observe the fast day. Generally this means abstaining from food and drink for at least two meals and contributing the cost of the food thus saved (or more) to the bishop or branch president for the benefit of the needy.

Maintain a year’s supply of food for your family. Use prudence and seek reliable information on what and how to store, and observe local laws and ordinances in storage procedures.

Conserve energy. Join car pools, observe prescribed speed limits, lower thermostats where feasible, and eliminate unnecessary consumption of electricity and fuel.

Do not waste food. While millions in the world hunger, other millions eat too much and otherwise waste food. Teach your children to use food frugally.

Strive for greater productivity in your employment. Give more than your employer requires. The Lord said to Adam, “By the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou shalt return unto the ground.” (Moses 4:25.) The same applies to all of Adam’s descendants. It is a blessing that we are required to work, and we should do it willingly and without complaint.

Guard your health. Get adequate exercise and rest. Observe the Word of Wisdom. Eat wisely. Avoid excesses. Teach your children good health habits.

Strengthen your family. Observe daily family prayers, the weekly family home evening, and make an effort to see that family members keep all the commandments.

“These are times to remember, perhaps more than ever before, that inner strength, happiness, and peace come through keeping the commandments.”

Spring and Summer Schedules for Church Schools

Brigham Young University, Ricks College, LDS Business College, and BYU—Hawaii will offer a wide variety of classes for students of all ages during the spring and summer.

Brigham Young University

Students may register for one or both of the spring and summer terms (April 28 to June 19; June 23 to August 14). The equivalent of one semester of classwork can be earned by attending both terms.

Tuition for each session is $160 for LDS Church members and $240 for nonmembers. Scholarships and financial aid are available to qualified students for both spring and summer terms. For additional information about admissions and scholarships, write A-183 ASB, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

In addition to the curriculum for college students, a program for young people ages 6 to 18 is planned. Included in this program are workshops in art, music, debate, and several sports. These summer youth courses are taught by BYU faculty members and youth leaders. Additional information is available from Special Courses and Conferences, 242 HRCB, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Ricks College

Ricks will offer three five-week terms during the spring and summer. The first term (April 28 to May 29) is planned primarily for Ricks students who want to take some additional classes before the summer vacation or who are lacking just a few credits for graduation. A graduation program will be held May 29 for students who complete their degrees during the first term of summer school. There will be two additional summer terms: June 2 to July 3, and July 7 to August 7.

A two-year college, Ricks will offer lower division classes on campus with upper division courses taught at the BYU-Ricks Center for Continuing Education.

Tuition for summer classes is $30 for the first hour and $22.50 for each additional hour, with a maximum of $290 for all three terms.

Ricks also sponsors Discovery ’75, a five-week program where students live and study at Island Park. In addition, field trips are planned to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Craters of the Moon, and Salmon River country. Students may earn up to eight hours of credit in biology, zoology, survival, and religion courses. The cost for housing, meals, and tuition is $325.

There are also special programs for high-school-age youths in art, dance, drama, and music.

Ricks’ courses are taught four days a week, Monday through Thursday, giving students time to combine their education with visits to nearby recreational areas.

Housing and course schedules may be obtained by writing: Director of Summer School, BYU-Ricks Center, BLDG. 79, Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho 83440.

LDS Business College

An accredited business school that prepares students for immediate employment, LDS Business College’s summer session (June 16 to August 27) will include all beginning classes with the exception of fashion merchandising.

The tuition is $240 per quarter, and the school offers a lifetime placement service for its graduates. For more information write: Admissions Offices, LDS Business College, 411 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.

BYU—Hawaii Campus

The Laie school officially became a branch campus of Brigham Young University last year. The BYU-Hawaii Campus offers 24 major subject areas leading to a bachelor’s degree, with a fifth-year offering of inservice level courses designed for teacher recertification and inservice training.

Each summer the BYU-Hawaii Campus hosts a variety of academic workshops, seminars, conferences, and classes as part of the Aloha Summer Session.

Summer session programs include inservice training and special workshops for teachers, Polynesian and Asian study courses, band and choral music clinics, fine arts workshops, English and other language classes, youth leadership conferences and seminars, and a number of other activities. In addition, a number of regular general education courses and classes in major subject areas are also offered.

The summer session, which begins on June 18 and ends on August 14, is designed to allow one-week, two-week, four-week, and eight-week courses for varying credit. Program costs are determined by the length of residence on campus and the number of credits for which a student enrolls. Tuition fees are $20 per credit hour, and the daily cost for room and board, including three meals per day, is $10. Optional summer activities and summer sightseeing excursions are provided at additional cost.

Applications for the summer program must be submitted by June 1. Special customized package programs may be arranged upon request. Detailed information on the various programs, course descriptions, costs, and group airfare rates may be obtained by writing: Division of Continuing Education, BYU-Hawaii Campus, Laie, Hawaii 96762.

Elder Power Hits Louisville

Residents of Louisville, Kentucky, got an insight into the spirit of LDS missionaries after a tornado hit their city. The storm had no sooner ripped and twisted its way through town than elders from the Kentucky Louisville Mission traded their tracts, white shirts, and ties for work clothes, axes, hatchets, and muscle power and started helping to clean up. Theirs was only a small part of the immense cleanup operation, but no one worked harder at it. Of course, that was no big thing to them. Missionaries have always been among the hardest working people in the world.