August 1976

“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 1976, 1


August 1976

Volume 6 Number 8

On the cover: Photography by Longin Lonczyna, Jr.

Inside front cover: Sea Gulls, painted by Jack Vigos in 1950, depicts the answer to a fervent prayer of the first pioneers in Salt Lake Valley. A horde of crickets threatened their small but essential crop, and when the Saints were unable by themselves to ward off the insects, they turned to the Lord; the answer was a huge flock of seagulls that devoured the crickets and saved the crop. The painting hangs in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Inside back cover: George Albert Smith