UTAH: One Mormon's Revolt

Through its key legislative spokesman and its powerful daily Deseret News and Salt Lake Telegram (circ. 85.105), the voice of the Mormon Church made its message clear to heavily Mormon (65.5%) Utah. The message: it was high time for the legislature to enact a new Sunday closing law to replace the one declared unconstitutional in 1943. Under similar pressure from the big merchants and supermarket operators (who would have to pay union labor triple pay to stay open on Sunday), both houses of the legislature comfortably passed a bill prohibiting Sunday sale of uncooked meats, groceries, clothing, boots and...

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