|Paper||Mountain West Minority Reporter and Sentinel|
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|Rights Holder||M. Artherner Givens|
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|Paper||Mountain West Minority Reporter and Sentinel|
The Mountain We porter S I0¢ Serving more than 200,000 : Keeping Hope Alive as We Fulfill the Dream | VOL. 1 NO. 1 INAUGURAL SPECIAL EDITION MAY 4 at LDS Church's 1990 sustained Spring Conference For 148 years prior to the revelation, blacks were denied the priesthood, although they could be members. All other worthy males could hold the priesthood. Members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy are charged with administering the affairs of the LDS ‘Church under the directions of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The Seventy serve as executive directors of departments at the church headquarters and as members of area Mrs. presidencies responsible for church ad- Daisy Griffin, convention president, addresses the convention. ministrations in 18 geographical areas ‘worldwide. : Mass musical opens Elder Helvecio Martins of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, is one of ten men named during the 160th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be a member of the Second Quorum of the. Seventy. Martins, 59, is the first black. to serve as a general authority of the church. In June 1978, President Spencer W. Kimball, 12th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said he was instructed in a revelation from God that black males could women’s convention The 20th annual Women’s Convention of the Church of God in Christ in three million membership of the the state of Utah got off to a great start Tuesday evening in Ogden at the host church, Griffin Temole Church of God in Christ (2424 E. Ave.). The Bishop Nathaniel Jones is Pastor. While Mrs. Daisy Griffin is presiding over the convention, this evening of songs, praise in worship, henceforth hold the priesthood. Elder Martins was converted and and dancing in the spirit was in the hands of the music department. Mrs. Julia Greene Ceremonies. was the Mistress » baptized a member of the church in stake presidents, and for the past two and a half years has been president of 1972, six years prior to the revelation the Fortaleza Brazil Mission. He and his wife; Ruda Tourinho de of granting the priesthood to all worthy male members, including the blacks. His son, Marcus, was the first black called to serve as a full-time missionary for the church after that revelation. Helvecio Martins has served in the church as a bishop, counselor to two Many local churches were in atten- a dance with their choirs and featured singers, and also featured were churches from-Idaho led by the Elder W. Whitehead of Idaho Falls, Pastor of the Community Church of God in Christ. tion that included singers and musicians from several churches in Salt Lake City and Ogden, as well as Layton and Roy. Mrs. Ada Gillis of the Griffin Temple Elder W. Whitehead, community C.0.G.1.C., Idaho Falls, Idaho. ‘‘mega race of the universe.’’ Commissioner Shimizu will seek re-election to the Salt Lake County Commission. All location. Mrs. Daisy Griffin will address the closing session with her an- and Mrs. Mattie McGlothen is general nual official message. The public is supervisor of the Women’s Department — cordially invited to each service. worldwide. Among other speakers during these mid-week meetings, included were Mrs. Martha Allen, chairperson of the Women’s Department of the church Elder Martins was the oldest child in a poor family and at age 12 left school to go to work to help with the finan- and went to schcol nights to finish his high school equivalency, and later earned.a college degree in accounting. He took a job with Petrobras, the governmént-owned oil company, and by the time of his retirement he was head of the financial branch of the parent company. With Dr. T.H. Bell and Dr: Carol Clark as co-honorary chairmen, Salt Lake County Commissioner M. Tom Shimizu will enter what one offtannounced candidate has called the Church is the Minister of Music anc coordinated the meetings. through Friday evening at the same Assis Martins, are the parents of four children. cial support of his seven younger brothers and sisters. He worked days nizu seeks re-electi onin ‘mega race of the universe’ The Hillfield Choir of Layton, Utah appeared on the program along with the Mass State Choir of the Utah Jurisdic- The convention began on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. and will continue Elder Helvecio Martins, recently named to the Second Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Latter-day Saints. He is the first black general authority. commission terms are now four years. Commissioner Shimizu returned to the County Commission in 1988 after The convention in Utah, held annually, is-:more than a singing and dancing service. When the sounds of ‘“Hallelujah’’ and ‘‘Praise the Lord’’ are over, a two-year absence. A civil engineer who has worked as a chief building of- ficial and highway engineer, as well as a developer and small business owner, Commissioner Shimizu oversees the County’s Department of Public Works which includes the County Fire Depart- and Salt Lake District missionary, and the convention gets down to business, Bishop N. Jones of Barstow, Califor. teaching seminars and workshops, and nia, Bishop of the Utah Jurisdiction of offering educational programs geared the Church of God in Christ. to the nation’s youth and indeed to all The church in Utah is part of the of the perils of the abuse of drugs, ilChurch of God in Christ inc. of Mem- licit sex, and the pitfalls of sin. phis, Tennessee. Bishop L.H. Ford of (Continued on page 5 ) Chicago, Illinois is presiding Bishop ment, Development Services, Planning and Zoning, Highways and Flood Control, Traffic Engineering, Sanitation, DOUGLAS WILDER Solid America’s first black governor, of Virginia, visits Los Angeles Douglas Wilder of Virginia, the nation’s first elected black governor, visited Los Angeles last week to lure fiew business, especially the film industry, to his state. Appearing at City Hall with Mayor Tom Bradley, Gov. Wilder said he plans to talk about the possibilities of producing more films in Virginia. ‘In the process, we will also speak (Continued on page 5 ) Waste Disposal, and Fleet Management. Commissioner Shimizu was appointed in 1981 to the Salt Lake County Board of Commissioners and oversaw the Department of Human Services for four years. Re-elected by wide margins in 1982, 1984, and 1988, Commissioner Shimizu sees the 1990 election as critical to the direction Salt Lake County will take not only in the 90’s but in preparing for the next century. ““As I look to the next century, I have cause for great optimism. We live in an exciting time. As a community, we are just beginning to appreciate what we have to offer to the world. I am confident that the course we have charted will lead to increased job opportunities, a cleaner environment, and a valley we can be proud of.’’ Commissioner Shimizu was born in Los Angeles, California but at the age of eight his family moved back to Utah TOM SHIMIZU where he spent the remainder. of his early years. A graduate of Jordan High School, he later attended the Universi- ty of Utah where he received a B.S. degree in civil engineering. Commissioner Shimizu is also a veteran of the United States Army and served in Korea from 1953 to 1955. Commissioner Shimizu is active in religious and community service. He served as a mission president in Japan for the LDS Church from 1971 to 1974. He is currently a member of the Utah Economic Development Board of Trustees, Salt Lake Winter Games Organizing Committee, World Senior Games Board of Trustees, University of Utah Civil Engineering Advisory Board, Salt Lake Area Red Cross Board, Work Activity Center Board of Directors, and the Sugarhouse Park Authority Board of Trustees. Commissioner Shimizu and his wife, Junko are the proud parents of four sons.