All the elders had those bags when I was a child. My sister used to scramble the combination code after the meeting & lock the bag. We would watch as the irate elder got increasingly infuriated as he couldn't open his bag to retrieve IMPORTANT ELDER DOCUMENTS and looked for someone to blame (usually his hapless wife!)
One especially self important elder had a 4 digit combination lock - it must have taken him hours to go through all the combinations (it wouldn't have helped that my sister had a habit of setting the new code as 9 # # # ). How we larffed!