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Independent national quarterly established to express Mormon culture and examine the relevance of religion to secular life. It is edited by Mormons who wish to bring their faith into dialogue with human experience as a whole and to foster artistic and scholarly achievement based on their cultural heritage. The journal encourages a variety of viewpoints; although every effort is made to insure accurate scholarship and responsible judgment, the views expressed are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily those of the Mormon Church or of the editors.
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A Dialogue with Henry Eyring I 101 I went back to get my master's degree in metallurgy and then worked at the United Verde Smelter in Clarkdale, Arizona. I remember very well the day when I was in the blast furnace aisle where there were about twenty blast furnaces belching out sulphur dioxide. I had my handkerchief dipped in bicarbonate and was putting it over my face. The superintendent of the smelter came up behind me and said, "Eyring, I like the way you are working out here at the smelter. If you stay here another three weeks, I am going to put you in charge of these blast furnaces." That is when he lost a metallurgist. I took up chemistry. I got a Ph.D. from Berkeley, taught briefly at the University of Wisconsin, spent time as a National Research Fellow in Berlin, and taught for fifteen years at Princeton before coming to the University of Utah in 1946 as dean of the Graduate School. Kimball: You were on the General Board of the Sunday School for many years, weren't you? Eyring: Yes, in fact, they asked me before I came. Milton Bennion, my wife's uncle, had inside information that I was coming to the University of Utah. He was dean of the School of Education and wrote me a letter before I even left Princeton, and I accepted. I was on the Board for twenty-five years. Kimball: Were there assignments you particularly enjoyed as a member of the Board? Eyring: I particularly enjoyed my assignment as chairman for the Gospel Doctrine committee. We had to prepare a new set of lessons every year, though of course we had help. Associating with faithful Sunday School workers throughout the Church was tremendously rewarding. Kimball: I understand you were part of a high-level meeting to plan the new Church magazines. Eyring: That is an amusing story. I got a letter from Richard L. Evans to come down to a two o'clock meeting for the new magazines, along with a great many other people. I was visiting your parents and I said, "I am going to a meeting for the magazines." Your father said, "I am going, too, at nine o'clock." I had forgotten in the meantime that mine was for two o'clock and assumed it was the same meeting. My secretary was not there that morning and I was a little bit late, so I hurried down to the Church Office Building. When I got there, I went in and said to the receptionist that I was supposed to go to a meeting. He said, "Well, isn't it this afternoon?" I said, "No, it is this morning." And so he took me in and there were four apostles—your father, Marion Romney, Brother Evans and Brother Hunter—and the magazine editors. I was quite surprised that there was no one else from the Sunday School but I thought, well, they must regard me very highly, and so I just sat down. Your father shook my hand, so did Marion, and everyone—I knew them, you know—so I sat down. The discussion went around and I was willing to offer my views quite freely. However, Brother Evans said, "Your turn will come in a few minutes." When they got around to me, I told them that the Church magazines never