“Contents,” Ensign, Oct. 1975, 1EnsignOctober 1975Volume 5, Number 10ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: The Lord’s Plan for Men and WomenPresident Spencer W. KimballWhy a University in the Kingdom?Elder Neal A. MaxwellA Walk across CampusA Conversation with Dallin H. Oaks, President of Brigham Young UniversityEight Presidents: A Century at BYUEdwin Butterworth, Jr.One Look at the BYU ExperienceJulie JuchauInactivity: Helping Starts with Knowing WhyD. Michael StewartThree MarblesW. E. PetersenWhat “Loving Your Neighbor” Really MeansRobert J. MatthewsThe Edsbergs: Father and SonDoyle L. GreenAre You Afraid to Ask?Linda ArchibaldYou’re Like a MotherArdeth G. KappCamilla Kimball: Lady of Constant LearningLavina FieldingInsights from June ConferenceDon’t Eat Your Heart OutRonald L. RhodesA Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch, Part IHugh NibleyRegular FeaturesI Have a QuestionDr. Reba KeeleLeland GentryDiscoveryAlso Starring Brigham Young Stanley B. KimballQuarrying the Temple Granite Don F. ColvinMormon JournalCompassion: A Nauvoo Tradition Audrey M. Godfrey“Take Those Noisy Kids Home!” RuthAnn Boyer RandallOne-Family “Branch” Shirley RawlinsRandom SamplerPoetryMirthrightKeeping PaceChurch Educational System Scholarship Fund: A Way for You to Help Needy StudentsMormon Media“A Great Fuss About a Scrap of Papyrus” C. Wilfred GriggsCommentNews of the ChurchOrganization of the Relief SocietyOn the cover: Photographs of Brigham Young University by Doug MartinInside back cover: Organization of the Relief Society. Painting by Dale Kilbourn. In 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois, a small group of the women of the Church felt the need to be formally organized in the Lord’s service. Eliza R. Snow wrote a constitution and submitted it to the Prophet Joseph Smith for approval.After admiring this constitution, the Prophet stated: “But this is not what you want. Tell the sisters their offering is accepted of the Lord, and He has something better for them than a written constitution. Invite them all to meet me and a few of the brethren in the Masonic Hall over my store next Thursday afternoon, and I will organize the sisters under the priesthood after a pattern of the priesthood.” He later said, “The Church was never perfectly organized until the women were thus organized.” (“Story of the Organization of the Relief Society,” Relief Society Magazine 6:129.) “And this Society shall rejoice, and knowledge and intelligence shall flow down from this time henceforth.” (History of the Church 4:607.)At the Prophet’s request, eighteen women met on March 17, 1842. The painting depicts this first meeting of the Relief Society. Seated at the left is the Prophet Joseph Smith. Also in attendance were two members of the Council of the Twelve Apostles—Willard Richards, seated at the right, and John Taylor, later third president of the Church, standing. Emma Smith, wife of the Prophet, was unanimously elected president and is shown addressing the women.The “Female Relief Society” was organized “to seek out and relieve the distressed—that each member should be ambitious to do good.” (Minutes of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, March 17, 1842, p. 13.)The artist, Dale Kilbourn of Salt Lake City, completed the painting in 1971. It now hangs in the Relief Society room of the Nauvoo Visitors Center.