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VOLUME LIV

SEPTEMBER 2008

NUMBER 9

The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John on the Island of Rhodes


Grand Master’s Message for September 2008 ͞ZĞŇĞĐƟŽŶƐ͟

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ne year ago on August 28, 2007, my good friend, Sir Knight Richard B. Baldwin, GCT, resigned as Grand Master for reasons of health. As I look back on this past year, it is both with sadness that my friend could ŶŽƚ ĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞ ŚŝƐ ũŽƵƌŶĞLJ ĂŶĚ ĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƟŽŶ ĨŽƌ his foresight in laying out a plan for this triennium. Dick communicated regularly with his ofĮĐĞƌƐĂŶĚƐŚĂƌĞĚƚŚĞĨŽƌŵƵůĂƟŽŶŽĨŚŝƐƉůĂŶĨŽƌ this triennium. That sharing has ensured that ŚŝƐǀŝƐŝŽŶǁŝůůďĞĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚĞǀĞŶŝŶŚŝƐĂďƐĞŶĐĞ͘ ͞sŝƐŝŽŶ ϲϰ͟ ǁĂƐ ŝĐŬ͛Ɛ ƚŚĞŵĞ ĂŶĚ ĚĞĮŶĞĚ his hopes for this 64th Triennium. His military background mandated that he include his subordinates in his hopes and dreams for the fraternity he loved. We who followed him ĂƌĞĚŽŝŶŐŽƵƌďĞƐƚƚŽďƌŝŶŐƚŚŽƐĞƉůĂŶƐƚŽĨƌƵŝƟŽŶ͘dŚĞŐŽĂůƐĚĞĮŶĞĚŝŶƚŚĞ:ĂŶƵĂƌLJ Knight Templar issue will be reported on in the December issue, but this month, it is ĂƉƉƌŽƉƌŝĂƚĞƚŽŵĞŶƟŽŶŽƵƌĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƟŽŶƚŽŝĐŬĨŽƌůĂLJŝŶŐĂĮƌŵĨŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶĨŽƌƚŚŽƐĞ ŐŽĂůƐĂŶĚĂůůŽǁŝŶŐŚŝƐŽĸĐĞƌƐƚŽďĞĂƉĂƌƚŽĨƚŚĂƚƉůĂŶ͘ The centerpiece of Sir Knight Baldwin’s “Vision 64” will occur in less than a year. The 64th Triennial Conclave of the Grand Encampment will be held in Roanoke, Virginia on ƵŐƵƐƚϭϱʹϭϵ͕ϮϬϬϵ͘/ŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶǁŝůůďĞĨŽƌƚŚĐŽŵŝŶŐŝŶ:ĂŶƵĂƌLJďŽƚŚŽŶůŝŶĞĂŶĚŝŶ ƚŚŝƐƉƵďůŝĐĂƟŽŶ͘dŚĞsŝƌŐŝŶŝĂŽŶĐůĂǀĞŽŵŵŝƩĞĞƉƵƚŝŶƉůĂĐĞďLJ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚĂůĚǁŝŶ ŚĂƐďĞĞŶŚĂƌĚĂƚǁŽƌŬƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĨŽƌLJŽƵƌĞŶũŽLJŵĞŶƚ͘dŚĞĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĞĂŶĚLJŽƵƌŽĨĮĐĞƌƐĂƌĞĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĚƚŽŵĂŬŝŶŐƚŚŝƐĞǀĞŶƚĂƚƌŝďƵƚĞƚŽŝĐŬ͕ƚŽŚŝƐĐŽŶƚƌŝďƵƟŽŶƐƚŽŽƵƌ ďĞůŽǀĞĚŽƌĚĞƌĂŶĚƚŽĂĐĞůĞďƌĂƟŽŶŽĨŚŝƐǀŝƐŝŽŶ͘ ZŽĂŶŽŬĞ͕sŝƌŐŝŶŝĂ͕ŝƐĂďĞĂƵƟĨƵůĂƌĞĂƚŽǀŝƐŝƚĂŶĚĂǁŽŶĚĞƌĨƵůƉůĂĐĞƚŽƐƉĞŶĚĂĨĞǁ ĞdžƚƌĂĚĂLJƐ͘WůĞĂƐĞŬĞĞƉƚŚĞĚĂƚĞƐŝŶŵŝŶĚ͕ĂŶĚŵĂŬĞƉůĂŶƐƚŽĂƩĞŶĚ͘ Fraternally,

William H. Koon II, GCT Grand Master

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Contents 'ƌĂŶĚDĂƐƚĞƌ͛ƐDĞƐƐĂŐĞĨŽƌ^WdDZϮϬϬϴ͗ ͞ZĞŇĞĐƟŽŶƐ͟ 'ƌĂŶĚDĂƐƚĞƌtŝůůŝĂŵ,͘<ŽŽŶ//͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘ 2 ŚĂƚtŝƚŚdŚĞDĂŶĂŐŝŶŐĚŝƚŽƌ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘ ϰ 'ƌĂŶĚŶĐĂŵƉŵĞŶƚEĞǁƐ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘ϱ ĚŝƚŽƌŝĂůZĞǀŝĞǁŽĂƌĚƌŝƚĞƌŝĂĨŽƌWƵďůŝĐĂƟŽŶ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘ ϲ DĞŵŽƌŝĞƐŽĨƚŚĞϭϵϬϰ 'ƌĂŶĚŶĐĂŵƉŵĞŶƚdƌŝĞŶŶŝĂů ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚt͘ƌƵĐĞWƌƵŝƩ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘ 7 dŚĞ<ŶŝŐŚƚƐdĞŵƉůĂƌLJĞ&ŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘13 LJĞ&ŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶdƌƵƐƚĂŶĚƐƚĂƚĞŽŶĂƟŽŶƐ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘ϭϰ ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚZŽďĞƌƚ,͘:ĂĐŬƐŽŶ͗ ^ƵƉƌĞŵĞŽƵƌƚ:ƵĚŐĞĂŶĚWƌŽƐĞĐƵƚŽƌĂƚEƵƌĞŵberg ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚ/ǀĂŶD͘dƌŝďĞ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘23

September Issue͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘ 3 >ĞƩĞƌƐƚŽƚŚĞĚŝƚŽƌ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘11 ƌŽƐƐǁŽƌĚWƵnjnjůĞ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘12 In Memoriam͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘ϭϲ <ŶŝŐŚƚsŽŝĐĞƐ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘17 State or General Supplement ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘18 ZĞĐŝƉŝĞŶƚƐŽĨƚŚĞDĞŵďĞƌƐŚŝƉ:ĞǁĞů͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘ϮϮ KŶdŚĞDĂƐŽŶŝĐEĞǁƐĨƌŽŶƚ͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘͘27

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his month we will be featuring two more members of our editorial review board, Sir Knight Aaron Shoemaker and Sir Knight Rex Hutchens. Sir Knight Shoemaker is a Regional Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri. He has served as a member of the MaƐŽŶŝĐĚƵĐĂƟŽŶŽŵŵŝƩĞĞŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĂŶĚ>ŽĚŐĞŽĨDŝƐƐŽƵƌŝĂŶĚŽŶƚŚĞ>ŝďƌĂƌLJŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ ŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĂŶĚ>ŽĚŐĞŽĨ<ĂŶƐĂƐ͘ĂƌŽŶŝƐWĂƐƚWƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞ<ĂŶƐĂƐ>ŽĚŐĞŽĨZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ͕Ă ŵĞŵďĞƌŽĨƚŚĞDŝƐƐŽƵƌŝ>ŽĚŐĞŽĨZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ͕ĂůŝĨĞŵĞŵďĞƌŽĨƚŚĞ^ĐŽƫƐŚZŝƚĞZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ Society, and a Founding Fellow of the Masonic Society. He has presented papers before numerous Masonic bodies around the United States and delivered the opening lecture at ƚŚĞƉƌĞŵŝĞƌĐŽŶĨĞƌĞŶĐĞŽĨƚŚĞZŽƐĞŝƌĐůĞZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ&ŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶŝŶĂLJŽŶŶĞ͕EĞǁ:ĞƌƐĞLJ ŝŶϮϬϬϲ͘^ĞǀĞƌĂůŽĨŚŝƐƉĂƉĞƌƐŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶƉƵďůŝƐŚĞĚŝŶŶĂƟŽŶĂůDĂƐŽŶŝĐƉƵďůŝĐĂƟŽŶƐƐƵĐŚ as Amicus͕ĂƉƵďůŝĐĂƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞ^ŽƵƚŚĞƌŶ:ƵƌŝƐĚŝĐƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞ͘͘^͘Z͘ĂŶĚMiscellanea, the ĂŶŶƵĂůƉƵďůŝĐĂƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞůůŝĞĚDĂƐŽŶŝĐĞŐƌĞĞƐ͘ĂƌŽŶŝƐƚŚĞ>ŝďƌĂƌŝĂŶĂŶĚ,ŝƐƚŽƌŝĂŶ ŽĨƚŚĞsĂůůĞLJŽĨ<ĂŶƐĂƐŝƚLJ;DŝƐƐŽƵƌŝͿ^ĐŽƫƐŚZŝƚĞďŽĚŝĞƐ͘ĂƌŽŶŝƐŝŶŵĂŶĂŐĞŵĞŶƚĂƚ ,ĂŶĚŵĂƌŬ͕/ŶĐ͘ǁŚĞƌĞŚĞƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐƐƚƌĂƚĞŐŝĐĂĚǀŝĐĞĂŶĚĚŝƌĞĐƟŽŶƚŽĂŐĞŽŐƌĂƉŚŝĐĂůůLJĚŝƐpersed team of customer experience experts located in the United States and Europe. We are most fortunate to have Sir Knight Aaron serving on our board. Right Eminent Sir Knight Rex Hutchens is the editor of ,ĞƌĞĚŽŵ͗dŚĞdƌĂŶƐĂĐƟŽŶƐŽĨ ƚŚĞ^ĐŽƫƐŚZŝƚĞZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ^ŽĐŝĞƚLJand author of ƌŝĚŐĞƚŽ>ŝŐŚƚ͕'ůŽƐƐĂƌLJdŽDŽƌĂůƐ And Dogma, and WŝůůĂƌƐKĨtŝƐĚŽŵͲdŚĞtƌŝƟŶŐƐKĨůďĞƌƚWŝŬĞ͘ He transcribed and annotated ůďĞƌƚWŝŬĞǭƐ>ĞĐƚƵƌĞŽŶDĂƐŽŶŝĐ^LJŵďŽůŝƐŵĂŶĚ^ĞĐŽŶĚ>ĞĐƚƵƌĞŽŶ^LJŵďŽůŝƐŵ, dŚĞKŵŬĂƌĂĂŶĚKƚŚĞƌ/ŶĞīĂďůĞtŽƌĚƐ and collaborated in the publishing of dŚĞŽŽŬŽĨ ƚŚĞtŽƌĚƐ;^ĞƉŚŝƌ,ǭĞďĂƌŝŵͿ. As one of the world’s premier Masonic scholars, we are privileged to have him leading our board. EĞdžƚŵŽŶƚŚǁĞǁŝůůƚĞůůLJŽƵĂůŝƩůĞĂďŽƵƚŽƵƌƌĞŵĂŝŶŝŶŐƚǁŽďŽĂƌĚŵĞŵďĞƌƐ͘/Ăŵ excited about the improvements we are planning to implement during the next several months and even more excited to be working with this board, with the editors of our ƐƚĂƚĞƐƵƉƉůĞŵĞŶƚƐ͕ĂŶĚǁŝƚŚĞĂĐŚŽĨLJŽƵ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚƐ͘<ĞĞƉƚŚŽƐĞƐƵŐŐĞƐƟŽŶƐĐŽŵŝŶŐŝŶ͊

:ŽŚŶ>͘WĂůŵĞƌ Managing Editor

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september 2008


&ƌŽŵƚŚĞ'ƌĂŶĚZĞĐŽƌĚĞƌ͛ƐKĸĐĞ͘͘͘ Reminder - Department conference schedule for the rest of ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ŝƐ ůŝƐƚĞĚ ďĞůŽǁ͘ ƵƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĞƐĞ ŵĞĞƟŶŐƐ͕ ƚŚĞƌĞ ǁŝůů be a separate session with the managing editor for the state supplement editors and for anyone else interested in conƚƌŝďƵƟŶŐƚŽƚŚĞŵĂŐĂnjŝŶĞ͘^ƚĂƚĞĞĚŝƚŽƌƐ͕ƉůĞĂƐĞŵĂŬĞƉůĂŶƐ ƚŽĂƩĞŶĚƚŚŝƐŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟǀĞƐĞƐƐŝŽŶĂŶĚĂƐƐŝƐƟŶŐŝŶĂĐŚŝĞǀŝŶŐ one of our Grand Master’s goals for the year! Please see ƚŚĞ'ƌĂŶĚŶĐĂŵƉŵĞŶƚǁĞďƐŝƚĞĨŽƌĚĞƚĂŝůĞĚŝŶĨŽƌŵĂŶƟŽŶ >ĂǁƌĞŶĐĞ͘dƵĐŬĞƌ'd ŽŶƚŚĞƐĞŵĞĞƟŶŐƐ͘ǁǁǁ͘ŬŶŝŐŚƚƐƚĞŵƉůĂƌ͘ŽƌŐ Grand Recorder Northeastern Department, September 5-6, 2008...Albany, New York ŽŶŶĞĐƟĐƵƚ͕DĂŝŶĞ͕DĂƐƐĂĐŚƵƐĞƩƐͬZŚŽĚĞ/ƐůĂŶĚ͕EĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞ͕EĞǁ:ĞƌƐĞLJ͕ EĞǁzŽƌŬ͕WĞŶŶƐLJůǀĂŶŝĂ͕ĂŶĚsĞƌŵŽŶƚ ZŝŐŚƚŵŝŶĞŶƚĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌͲ:ŽŚŶD͘>ĞǁŝƐŵĂŝů͗ũůĞǁŝƐΛƉĂ͘ŶĞƚ ^ŽƵƚŚĞŶƚƌĂůĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ͕^ĞƉƚĞŵďĞƌϭϵͲϮϬ͕ϮϬϬϴ͘͘͘͘͘͘DĂŶŚĂƩĂŶ͕<ĂŶƐĂƐ ƌŬĂŶƐĂƐ͕<ĂŶƐĂƐ͕>ŽƵŝƐŝĂŶĂ͕DŝƐƐŽƵƌŝ͕KŬůĂŚŽŵĂ͕ĂŶĚdĞdžĂƐ ZŝŐŚƚŵŝŶĞŶƚĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌ͗ &͘ŽƵŐůĂƐDŝƚĐŚĞůůŵĂŝů͗ĚĂŶĚĐŵŝƚĐŚĞůůΛLJĂŚŽŽ͘ĐŽŵ DŝĚͲƚůĂŶƟĐĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ͕KĐƚŽďĞƌϯͲϰ͕ϮϬϬϴ͘͘͘͘͘ZŽĂŶŽŬĞ͕sŝƌŐŝŶŝĂ ĞůĂǁĂƌĞ͕ŝƐƚƌŝĐƚŽĨŽůƵŵďŝĂ͕DĂƌLJůĂŶĚ͕EŽƌƚŚĂƌŽůŝŶĂ͕sŝƌŐŝŶŝĂ͕ĂŶĚtĞƐƚsŝƌŐŝŶŝĂ ZŝŐŚƚŵŝŶĞŶƚĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌ͗ sĂƵŐŚŶ&͘^ŚĂĨĞƌŵĂŝů͗ǁƵŶĞīΛǀĞƌŝnjŽŶ͘ŶĞƚ EŽƌƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ͕KĐƚŽďĞƌϭϲͲϭϴ͕ϮϬϬϴ͘͘͘͘ŽŝƐĞ͕ůĚĂŚŽ ůĂƐŬĂ͕ŽůŽƌĂĚŽ͕/ĚĂŚŽ͕DŽŶƚĂŶĂ͕KƌĞŐŽŶ͕tĂƐŚŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ĂŶĚtLJŽŵŝŶŐ ZŝŐŚƚŵŝŶĞŶƚĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌͲ:ĂŵĞƐ͘,ĞƌŶĚŽŶŵĂŝů͗ĚĂũƵĚŐĞΛŝĚĂ͘ŶĞƚ EŽƌƚŚĞŶƚƌĂůĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ͕KĐƚŽďĞƌϮϰͲϮϱ͕ϮϬϬϴ͘͘͘͘&ĂƌŐŽ͕EŽƌƚŚĂŬŽƚĂ /ŽǁĂ͕DŝŶŶĞƐŽƚĂ͕EĞďƌĂƐŬĂ͕EŽƌƚŚĂŬŽƚĂ͕ĂŶĚ^ŽƵƚŚĂŬŽƚĂ ZŝŐŚƚŵŝŶĞŶƚĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌ͗ :ĞīƌĞLJE͘EĞůƐŽŶŵĂŝů͗ũŶĞůƐŽŶΛƐƚĂƚĞ͘ŶĚ͘ƵƐ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ͕KĐƚŽďĞƌϯϭͲEŽǀĞŵďĞƌϭ͕ϮϬϬϴ͘͘͘͘,ĞŶĚĞƌƐŽŶ͕EĞǀĂĚĂ ƌŝnjŽŶĂ͕ĂůŝĨŽƌŶŝĂ͕EĞǀĂĚĂ͕EĞǁDĞdžŝĐŽ͕ĂŶĚhƚĂŚ ZŝŐŚƚŵŝŶĞŶƚĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌͲZŽďĞƌƚ͘ŽĞŵĂŝů͗ƌĐĐŽĞΛĂŽů͘ĐŽŵ ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚƐ͕ ŽƌƌĞĐƟŽŶƐƚŽƚŚĞĂĚĚƌĞƐƐǁŚĞƌĞLJŽƵƌĞĐĞŝǀĞƚŚĞKnight TemplarŵĂŐĂnjŝŶĞĂŶĚƌĞƉŽƌƚƐ ŽĨƚŚĞĚĞĂƚŚŽĨĂ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚƐŚŽƵůĚďĞƌĞƉŽƌƚĞĚƚŽƚŚĞůŽĐĂůŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJZĞĐŽƌĚĞƌǁŚŽ ǁŝůůƐĞŶĚƚŚĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƚŽƚŚĞ'ƌĂŶĚŶĐĂŵƉŵĞŶƚŽĸĐĞ͘WůĞĂƐĞĚŽŶŽƚďLJƉĂƐƐLJŽƵƌ ůŽĐĂůZĞĐŽƌĚĞƌĂŶĚŐŽĚŝƌĞĐƚůLJƚŽƚŚĞŵĂŐĂnjŝŶĞĞĚŝƚŽƌŽƌƚŽƚŚĞ'ƌĂŶĚŶĐĂŵƉŵĞŶƚ ŽĸĐĞ͘ knight templar

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͞'ƌĞĂƚ ĚĞĨĞƌĞŶĐĞ ǁĂƐ ƉĂŝĚ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĚŝƐƟŶŐƵŝƐŚĞĚ ĚĞůĞŐĂƟŽŶ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ 'ƌĞĂƚ WƌŝŽƌLJŽĨŶŐůĂŶĚĚƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞƐƚĂLJŽĨƚŚĞ ŵĞŵďĞƌƐ ŝŶ ^ĂŶ &ƌĂŶĐŝƐĐŽ͘  dŚĞ ǀŝƐŝƚ ŝƚƐĞůĨ ǁĂƐ Ă ĚŝƐƟŶĐƟŽŶ͕ ƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƟŶŐ ƚŚĞ ĨƌĂƚĞƌŶĂůƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐĞdžŝƐƟŶŐďĞƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞ ŐŽǀĞƌŶŝŶŐ ďŽĚŝĞƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ŐƌĞĂƚĞƐƚ ƚǁŽ 'ƌĂŶĚ :ƵƌŝƐĚŝĐƟŽŶƐ ŽĨ dĞŵƉůĂƌƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ǁŽƌůĚ͘  /Ŷ ĂŶŽƚŚĞƌ ƐĞŶƐĞ ŝƚ ǁĂƐ ŚŝŐŚůLJ ƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟǀĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĂƚ ŝŶ ŚŝƐ ŽĸĐŝĂů ĐĂƉĂĐŝƚLJ ƚŚĞ Ăƌů ŽĨ ƵƐƚŽŶ ǁĂƐ ƚŚĞ ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂůƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟǀĞŽĨĚǁĂƌĚs//͕<ŝŶŐ ŽĨŶŐůĂŶĚ͕ǁŚŽĨŽƌŵĂŶLJLJĞĂƌƐǁĂƐƚŚĞ ĂĐƟǀĞŚĞĂĚŽĨƌĂŌDĂƐŽŶƌLJŝŶŶŐůĂŶĚ ĂŶĚǁŚŽŚĂƐĞǀĞƌďĞĞŶĂƉĂƚƌŽŶŽĨƚŚĞ KƌĚĞƌŝŶƚŚĂƚũƵƌŝƐĚŝĐƟŽŶ͘͟ dŚĞĚƌŝůůĐŽŵƉĞƟƟŽŶǁĂƐŚĞůĚŽŶƚŚĞ ŵƵůƟͲĂĐƌĞZĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶ'ƌŽƵŶĚŽĨ'ŽůĚĞŶ 'ĂƚĞ WĂƌŬ͘  ǁĂƌĚƐ ǁĞƌĞ ǁŽŶ ďLJ /ǀĂŶTO CALIFORNIA BY FAY HEMPSTEAD

Land of the ruby and golden glow; Jeweled in mountain and valley below; Rich, surpassing all human ken; AND GRANDLY RICH IN HER. SPLENDID MEN: Fair as the land of Eden; fair As the isles that lie in the Orient air; Great in her trees; and the rose’s perfume; In the wondrous wealth of her fruit and bloom; But yet, O Land of the Western sea, A higher crown I proffer thee; A crown of an even juster pride, In that thou holdest, on every side, Jewels greater than these by far, IN THE SPLENDID TYPES THY DAUGHTERS ARE. Land lit up by the Sun’s last ray, In this thy chiefest pride display; That, great as thy wealth from Nature’s store, THY SONS AND DAUGHTES ARE EVEN MORE. 8

ŚŽĞ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ EŽ͘ Ϯϰ ŽĨ DŝůǁĂƵŬĞĞ͕ tŝƐĐŽŶƐŝŶ͖ DĂůƚĂ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ EŽ͘ ϮϬ͘ ŽĨŝŶŐŚĂŵƚŽŶ͕EĞǁzŽƌŬ͖ĂŶĚ>ŽƵŝƐǀŝůůĞ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ EŽ͘ Ϯ ŽĨ >ŽƵŝƐǀŝůůĞ͕ <ĞŶƚƵĐŬLJ͘ dŚĞ ůĂƵŶĐŚŝŶŐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĂƌŵŽƌĞĚ ĐƌƵŝƐĞƌ Milwaukee ǁĂƐ ƟŵĞĚ ƚŽ ŽĐĐƵƌ ĚƵƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĞƟŵĞŽĨƚŚĞŽŶĐůĂǀĞ͘/ƚƚŽŽŬƉůĂĐĞĂƚ ƚŚĞhŶŝŽŶ/ƌŽŶtŽƌŬƐĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞƐŚŽƌĞůŝŶĞ ŽĨ^ĂŶ&ƌĂŶĐŝƐĐŽĂLJ͘EĂƚƵƌĂůůLJŝƚǁĂƐŽĨ ƐƉĞĐŝĂů ŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĚĞůĞŐĂƟŽŶ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞƐƚĂƚĞŽĨtŝƐĐŽŶƐŝŶ͘ ďĞĂƵƟĨƵů͕ůĞĂƚŚĞƌͲďŽƵŶĚƌĞĐŽƌĚǁĂƐ ƉƌŽĚƵĐĞĚ ƚŽ ĐŽŵŵĞŵŽƌĂƚĞ ƚŚŝƐ dƌŝĞŶŶŝĂů͘dŚĂƚŬŝƐƚƌƵůLJĂƚƌĞĂƐƵƌĞĂŶĚĂ ĐŽůůĞĐƚŽƌ͛Ɛ ŝƚĞŵ͘   ƌĞǀŝĞǁ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƉŚŽƚŽŐƌĂƉŚƐŝŶƚŚŝƐǀŽůƵŵĞŝƐƚŚĞŽŶůLJǁĂLJŽŶĞ ĐĂŶĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƚĞŝŶĂŶLJǁĂLJƚŚĞĞdžƚĞŶƚŽĨ ĞīŽƌƚ ĂŶĚ ŝŶǀŽůǀĞŵĞŶƚ ƚŚĂƚ ǁĞŶƚ ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚŝƐ ĂƐƐĞŵďůLJ͘  dŚŽƐĞ ƉŝĐƚƵƌĞƐ ŚĞůƉ ŽŶĞ ƚŽ ĞŶũŽLJ͕ ŝŶ ƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌ͕ ƚŚĞ ĮŶĂů ƉĂƌĂĚĞ ŽĨ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚƐ͘dŚĞŶƵŵďĞƌŽĨŵŽƵŶƚĞĚ ĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞƐ͕ ƚŚĞ ƐŝnjĞƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĚĞůĞŐĂƟŽŶƐ͕ ĂŶĚƚŚĞŶƵŵďĞƌŽĨƐƉĞĐƚĂƚŽƌƐůŝŶŝŶŐƚŚĞ ƐƚƌĞĞƚƐŵĂŬĞŽŶĞƌĞĂůůLJĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƚĞƚŚŽƐĞ ͞ŐůŽƌLJ ĚĂLJƐ͟ ŽĨ dĞŵƉůĂƌLJ͘  KĂŬůĂŶĚ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ EŽ͘ ϭϭ ƐĞĞŵĞĚ ƚŽ ĞdžƚĞŶĚ ĨŽƌ ŽǀĞƌĂďůŽĐŬ͘^ĂŶ:ŽƐĞŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJEŽ͘ ϭϬ ǁĂƐ ĂůŵŽƐƚ ƚǁŽ ďůŽĐŬƐ ůŽŶŐ͘  ĂůŝĨŽƌŶŝĂ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ ǁĂƐ ƌĞƐƉůĞŶĚĞŶƚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƵŶŝƋƵĞ ƵŶŝĨŽƌŵ͕ ĂŶĚ ŵĂĚĞ ƵƉ Ă ĨƵůůLJͲŵŽƵŶƚĞĚƚƌŽŽƉ͘ǀĞŶƚŚŽƵŐŚƚŚĞƌĞ ǁĞƌĞ͕ŽĨĐŽƵƌƐĞ͕ůĂƌŐĞƌŐƌŽƵƉƐĨƌŽŵĂůŝĨŽƌŶŝĂ͕ ĞǀĞƌLJ 'ƌĂŶĚ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ ŵĂĚĞ ĂŶ ŝŵƉƌĞƐƐŝǀĞ ĂƉƉĞĂƌĂŶĐĞ͘  dŚĞ 'ƌĂŶĚ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ ŽĨ WĞŶŶƐLJůǀĂŶŝĂ͕ ŵŽƵŶƚĞĚ ŽŶŵĂƚĐŚŝŶŐďůĂĐŬƐƚĞĞĚƐ͕ĚŝĚƚŚĞŝƌƉĂƌƚ ƚŽŝŵƉƌĞƐƐƚŚĞŽŶͲůŽŽŬĞƌƐ͘ tĞŶŽǁĂƌƌŝǀĞĂƚƚŚĞƌĞĂůƉƵƌƉŽƐĞĨŽƌ ƚŚŝƐ ĂƌƟĐůĞ͘  dŚĞ ĂďŽǀĞ ĚŝƐĐŽƵƌƐĞ ŝƐ ŝŶƚĞŶĚĞĚƚŽŐŝǀĞLJŽƵĂďƌŝĞĨ͕ĐƵƌƐŽƌLJŝĚĞĂŽĨ ƚŚĞϮϵƚŚŶŶƵĂůŽŶĐůĂǀĞ͘zŽƵǁŝůů͕/Ăŵ ƐƵƌĞ͕ĞŶũŽLJĂƉĞƌƐŽŶĂůƚƌŝďƵƚĞŽĨƚŚĞĞǀĞŶƚ͘ /ƚ ƐĞĞŵƐ ƚŚĂƚ ^ŝƌ <ŶŝŐŚƚ &ĂLJ ,ĞŵƉƐƚĞĂĚ͕ september 2008


ƚŚĞŶ'ƌĂŶĚZĞĐŽƌĚĞƌŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĂŶĚŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJŽĨƌŬĂŶƐĂƐ͕ŵĂĚĞĨƌŝĞŶĚƐǁŝƚŚ ^ŝƌ <ŶŝŐŚƚ DŝůƚŽŶ ͘ ŽƵůǁĂƌĞ͕ ZĞĐŽƌĚĞƌ ŽĨ ^ĂŶ :ŽƐĞ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ EŽ͘ ϭϬ͘  dŚĞLJ ĐĂƌƌŝĞĚ ŽŶ Ă ĐŽƌƌĞƐƉŽŶĚĞŶĐĞ ĨŽƌ ƐŽŵĞ ƵŶĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞĚƉĞƌŝŽĚŽĨƟŵĞ͘,ĞǁƌŽƚĞ ƉŽĞŵƐ ĨŽƌ ^ŝƌ <ŶŝŐŚƚ ŽƵůǁĂƌĞ͘  dŚŽƐĞ ƉŽĞŵƐĞdžƉƌĞƐƐŚŝƐĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƟŽŶĂŶĚĨŽŶĚ ŵĞŵŽƌLJŽĨŚŝƐĂƩĞŶĚĂŶĐĞĂƚƚŚĞϮϵƚŚdƌŝĞŶŶŝĂůŽŶĐůĂǀĞ͘dŚĞLJĞdžƉĞƌƐƐ͕ŝŶĂƐŝŶĐĞƌĞĂŶĚŝŵƉƌĞƐƐŝǀĞŵĂŶŶĞƌ͕ŚŽǁŵƵĐŚ ŚĞǁĂƐƚŽƵĐŚĞĚďLJƚŚĞŚŽƐƉŝƚĂůŝƚLJŚĞŚĂĚ ĞŶũŽLJĞĚ͘ tŚĂƚĂƉƌĞĐŝŽƵƐŵĞŵŽƌLJƚŚĞƐĞƉŽĞŵƐ ŐŝǀĞƵƐ͕ƚŽĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƚĞƚŚĞƚƌƵĞďƌŽƚŚĞƌůLJͲ ůŽǀĞĂŶĚĞŶũŽLJŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĂƚŚĂƉƉĞŶŝŶŐ͘ /ǁŽƵůĚůŝŬĞƚŽĐůŽƐĞǁŝƚŚŽŶĞǀĞƌLJƉĞƌƐŽŶĂů ŽďƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶ͘ dƌŝĞŶŶŝĂů ŽŶĐůĂǀĞƐ ŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĂŶĚŶĐĂŵƉŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞhŶŝƚĞĚ ^ƚĂƚĞƐŝŶƌĞĐĞŶƚLJĞĂƌƐŵĂLJŶŽƚďĞĂƐĞůĂďŽƌĂƚĞĂƐƚŚĞŽŶĞŚĞůĚŝŶ^ĂŶ&ƌĂŶĐŝƐĐŽŝŶ ϭϵϬϰ͘EĞǀĞƌƚŚĞůĞƐƐ͕/ŚĂǀĞŶĞǀĞƌĐĞĂƐĞĚ ƚŽďĞŝŵƉƌĞƐƐĞĚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞĨĞůůŽǁƐŚŝƉĂŶĚ ƐŽĐŝĂďŝůŝƚLJƚŚĂƚ/ŚĂǀĞĞŶũŽLJĞĚĂƚĞĂĐŚŽŶĞ ƚŚĂƚ/ŚĂǀĞĂƩĞŶĚĞĚ͘džƚĞŶƐŝǀĞƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐ ĞīŽƌƚŚĂƐŐŽŶĞŝŶƚŽƚŚĞƉƌĞƉĂƌĂƟŽŶĂŶĚ ĞdžĞĐƵƟŽŶ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĚĞƚĂŝůƐ͘  DŽƐƚ ŽĨ Ăůů͕ ŝƚ ŚĂƐďĞĞŶŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƟŶŐƚŽƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƚĞŝŶƚŚĞ ĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶƐŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĂŶĚŶĐĂŵƉŵĞŶƚ͕ĂŶĚ ƚŽǁŝƚŶĞƐƐƚŚĞŚĂƌĚǁŽƌŬŽĨƚŚĞůĞĂĚĞƌƐŽĨ ŽƵƌŽƌĚĞƌ͘/ƐŝŶĐĞƌĞůLJƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĂƩĞŶĚĂŶĐĞĂƚĂdƌŝĞŶŶŝĂůŽŶĐůĂǀĞĂƐŽŌĞŶĂƐ ƉŽƐƐŝďůĞ͘

ZĞĐŽŐŶŝƟŽŶŝƐŐŝǀĞŶƚŽ ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚĚǁŝŶůĂƌŬĞ͕ĨŽƌŵĞƌZĞĐŽƌĚĞƌŽĨ ^ĂŶ:ŽƐĞŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJEŽ͘ϭϬĨŽƌƉƌŽǀŝĚŝŶŐ ƚŚĞĂƌĐŚŝǀĂůŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůŽŶƚŚĞƉŽĞŵƐ ďLJ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚ,ĞŵƉƐƚĞĂĚ͘ knight templar

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dŚŝƐƉŽĞŵǁĂƐƐƵďŵŝƩĞĚƐŽŵĞLJĞĂƌƐĂŐŽďLJ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚW͘ZĂLJŵŽŶĚ:ŽŚŶƐŽŶŽĨŽůĚĞƌ ŽůŽƌĂĚŽ͘,ĞŝŶĚŝĐĂƚĞƐƚŚĂƚƚŚĞĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƐ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚĚŐĂƌ͘'ƵĞƐƚ͘ KNIGHTS TEMPLAR dŚƌĞĞďLJƚŚƌĞĞŝŶ ůŝŶĞƚŚĞLJĐŽŵĞ ĐŽƵƌƚĞŽƵƐŵĞŶŽĨ ƚĞŵƉůĂƌĚŽŵ͊ŚƌŝƐƚͲ ƟĂŶŵĞŶǁŚŽ͛ǀĞ ďŽǁĞĚƚŚĞŬŶĞĞ ƚƚŚĞĐƌŽƐƐŽĨ ĂůǀĂƌLJ͕ĂĐŚǁŝƚŚ ĚĞĚŝĐĂƚĞĚƐǁŽƌĚƚŽ ƚŚĞŐůŽƌLJŽĨƚŚĞ>ŽƌĚ͘ 'ƵĂƌĚŝŶŐƐƟůůƚŚĞ ĨĂŝƚŚƚŚĞLJŚŽůĚ ĂƐǁĂƐĚŽŶĞŝŶ ĚĂLJƐŽĨŽůĚ͘ &ŽƌƚŚĞŝƌŚŝƐƚŽƌLJƚƌĂŝůƐĂǁĂLJƚŽƚŚĞĚĂƌŬĂŶĚďůŽŽĚLJĚĂLJ tŚĞŶƚŚĞŚƌŝƐƟĂŶƐŵĂĚĞƚŚĞŝƌƐƚĂŶĚ/ŶƚŚĞƚƌŽƵďůĞĚ,ŽůLJ >ĂŶĚŶĚƚŚĞĨŽůůŽǁĞƌƐŽĨƚŚĞŚƌŝƐƚZƵƚŚůĞƐƐůLJǁĞƌĞƐĂĐƌŝͲ ĮĐĞĚ͘dŚĞƌĞĂŵŝĚƚŚĞŝŶŬLJŐůŽŽŵƐŚŽǁŶƚŚĞdĞŵƉůĂƌ͛ƐƐƉŽƚůĞƐƐ ƉůƵŵĞ͘ EŽǁƚŚŝƐŶĞĞĚĨŽƌ ƐƚƌŝĨĞŚĂƐŐŽŶĞ͕ ^ƟůůƚŚĞƚĞŵƉůĂƌƐ ĨŽůůŽǁŽŶ͕dŚŽƵŐŚ ƚŚĞŝƌƐǁŽƌĚƐŝŶƐŝͲ ůĞŶĐĞƐůĞĞƉ͕^Ɵůů ďĞŶĞĂƚŚƚŚĞŐůŝƚͲ ƚĞƌŝŶŐĂƌĐŚĐĂŶĚŝͲ ĚĂƚĞƐĨŽƌŬŶŝŐŚƚŚŽŽĚ ŵĂƌĐŚ͕ŶĚďLJƚĂƉĞƌ ĂŶĚďLJƐǁŽƌĚ͕WůĞĚŐĞ ĂůůĞŐŝĂŶĐĞƚŽƚŚĞ>ŽƌĚ͘ dĞŵƉůĂƌƐĂůů͕ŵLJŚĂŶĚ /ǁĂǀĞĞLJŽƵƐƚĞĂĚĨĂƐƚ͕ ďĞLJŽƵďƌĂǀĞ͊KůĚƚŚĞ ŽƌĚĞƌ͊KůĚƚŚĞŶĞĞĚ͊ &ŽƌƚŚĞǀĂůŝĂŶƚŚƌŝƐƚͲ ŝĂŶĚĞĞĚŝŐŽƚƌLJŶŽŵŽƌĞ ŚŽůĚƐƐǁĂLJ͘ƵƚĨŽƌǀĂůͲ ŝĂŶƚŬŶŝŐŚƚƐƚŽĚĂLJŶĚ ĨŽƌĐŚƌŝƐƟĂŶŐĞŶƚůĞŵĞŶ ^ƟůůƚŚĞŶĞĞĚŝƐŶŽǁ͕ĂƐƚŚĞŶ͘

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september 2008


Letters to the Editor

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ĚŽŶ͛ƚƌĞŵĞŵďĞƌƐĞĞŝŶŐůĞƩĞƌƐƚŽƚŚĞ editor in the Knight Templar magazine. I thought that since we are asking for your input about the magazine, it might be good to share some of your responses with everyone. >ĞƩĞƌƐƚŽƚŚĞĞĚŝƚŽƌƐŚŽƵůĚďĞƐĞŶƚƚŽ me, the managing editor, at the e-mail address shown on page 3. If you want your name withheld, please tell me when you ƐĞŶĚ ƚŚĞ ůĞƩĞƌ͘  tĞ ǁŝůů ŶŽƚ ƉƵďůŝƐŚ ƚŚĞ ĂĚĚƌĞƐƐŽĨĂŶLJŽŶĞǁŚŽƐĞŶĚƐƵƐĂůĞƩĞƌ͘ / ƌĞƐĞƌǀĞ ƚŚĞ ƌŝŐŚƚ ƚŽ ĞĚŝƚ LJŽƵƌ ůĞƩĞƌ ĨŽƌ size and clarity before I print it. I will try to preserve your intent. Here are a few we have already received. John

I would like to ask you if you could print the names of the government leaders of the United States who are Masonic Brothers. Years ago, I believe these were included. Richard R. Day Sir Knight Day, I discussed this with the Editorial Review Board and we came to the conclusion that some of these Brethren might not want their names published. There ĂƌĞĂůůƐŽƌƚƐŽĨĐŽŶƐƉŝƌĂĐLJƚŚĞŽƌŝĞƐŇLJŝŶŐ around on the internet and it might be harmful to the Brethren or create the imƉƌĞƐƐŝŽŶƚŚĂƚǁĞĂƌĞŝŶǀŽůǀĞĚŝŶƉŽůŝƟĐƐ͘ We have always been a private fraternity and I am sure that any list I might obtain, would not be comprehensive - sorry! knight templar

I have always enjoyed the Knight Templar ŵĂŐĂnjŝŶĞŝŶŝƚƐƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĨŽƌŵ͘tŚĂƚever you do, please do not change the Knight Voices ƐĞĐƟŽŶ͘/ŚĂǀĞŵĂĚĞůŽƚƐŽĨ friends and bought a lot of Masonic literaƚƵƌĞ͕ƉŝŶƐ͕ĂŶĚŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶďLJƵƐŝŶŐŝƚ͘ KŶĞ ƐƵŐŐĞƐƟŽŶ ŵŝŐŚƚ ďĞ ďƌŽƵŐŚƚ ƚŽ LJŽƵƌĂƩĞŶƟŽŶ͘ůŵŽƐƚĂůůĂƌƟĐůĞƐĂďŽƵƚ ĂŶLJŽŶĞƉŽůŝƟĐĂůŝŶƚŚĞŵĂŐĂnjŝŶĞĂƌĞĂďŽƵƚ ĐŽŶƐĞƌǀĂƟǀĞŽŶĞƐǁŚŽŚĂǀĞŶ͛ƚďĞĞŶǀĞƌLJ notable except for being Knights Templar. My state has two former U.S. Senators who are Knight Templar Masons and very ĞīĞĐƟǀĞůŝďĞƌĂůƐ͘KƚŚĞƌƐƚĂƚĞƐ͕/ĂŵƐƵƌĞ͕ ŚĂǀĞƚŚĞƐĂŵĞ͘WƌŽĮůŝŶŐƚŚĞƐĞŵĞŶǁŽƵůĚ bring more balance to the magazine. ůƐŽ͕ ǁŚLJ ŶŽƚ ŐĞƚ ƐŽŵĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ LJŽƵŶŐ men who are joining the fraternity to ǁƌŝƚĞƐŽŵĞĂƌƟĐůĞƐĨŽƌƚŚĞŵĂŐĂnjŝŶĞ͍ Name withheld Dear Sir Knight, I was not sure I could read your signature well enough to spell your name properly so I didn’t print it. Although I am the new kid on the block, I don’t believe that any of my predecesƐŽƌƐ ƐĞůĞĐƚĞĚ ĂƌƟĐůĞƐ ďĂƐĞĚ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ƉŽůŝƟĐĂůŝŶĐůŝŶĂƟŽŶƐŽĨƚŚĞƐƵďũĞĐƚŵĂƩĞƌ͘ /ďĞůŝĞǀĞŝƚǁĂƐŵŽƌĞĂĨƵŶĐƟŽŶŽĨǁŚĂƚ ǁĂƐƐƵďŵŝƩĞĚ͘ůƚŚŽƵŐŚǁĞǁŝůůŶŽƚďĞĐŽŵĞĞŶŐĂŐĞĚŝŶĂŶLJƐŽƌƚŽĨƉŽůŝƟĐĂůĂĐƟǀŝƚLJ͕ǁĞǁŝůůĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂŶLJĂƌƟĐůĞƐƵďŵŝƚƚĞĚĂďŽƵƚĂŶLJŽŶĞŝŵƉĂƌƟĂůůLJ͘tĞǁŽƵůĚ ůŝŬĞ ŽƵƌ ƐƵďũĞĐƚ ŵĂƩĞƌ ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞ ŵŽƌĞ ƚŽ do with Templary, and we would love to ŚĂǀĞ ƐŽŵĞ ĂƌƟĐůĞƐ ĨƌŽŵ ŽƵƌ LJŽƵŶŐĞƌ ^ŝƌ Knights. 11


CRYPTIC (Freemason) PUZZLE by Loki

We are introducing a new feature in this issue of Knight Templar : a ƌLJƉƟĐWƵnjnjůĞ͘EŽ͕ŝƚŚĂƐŶŽƚŚŝŶŐ to do with Tales From the Crypt , nor with being a Royal and Select DĂƐƚĞƌ ;ĂůƚŚŽƵŐŚ ƚŚĞ ůĂƩĞƌ ŵĂLJ ďĞŽĨƐŽŵĞďĞŶĞĮƚŝŶƐŽůǀŝŶŐƚŚĞ ƉƵnjnjůĞƐ͊Ϳ͘ZĂƚŚĞƌ͕͞ƌLJƉƟĐWƵnjnjůĞ͟ refers to the format. This is not LJŽƵƌ ĨĂƚŚĞƌ͛Ɛ ĐƌŽƐƐǁŽƌĚ ƉƵnjnjůĞ͕ but a form more frequently seen ŝŶ ƌŝƟƐŚ ƉƵďůŝĐĂƟŽŶƐ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ƐŽůƵƟŽŶƐ ŵĂƌŬĞĚ Žī ďLJ ŚĞĂǀLJ lines, rather than black squares. dŚĞ ŵŽƌĞ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚ ĚŝīĞƌĞŶĐĞ͕ ŚŽǁĞǀĞƌ͕ ŝƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞ ĐůƵĞƐ ĂƌĞ two-part plays on words. CrypƟĐƉƵnjnjůĞƐ͕ŝŶĚĞĞĚ͕ĐŽŶĐĞĂůƚŚĞŝƌ truth, and encourage us to look ďĞLJŽŶĚ ƚŚĞ ŽďǀŝŽƵƐ͘ ^Ž ƐŚĂƌƉĞŶ ƚŚŽƐĞ ƉĞŶĐŝůƐ͕ ƌĞƚŚƌĞŶ͘͘͘͘,ĂƉƉLJ ^ůĞƵƚŚŝŶŐ͊

ACROSS ϭDĂƐŽŶŝĐŐƌĞĞŶĞƌLJǁŝůůĚŽƵďůĞĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐĂůŇŽǁƚŽ/ŽǁĂ (6) 8 Upright plant food (5) ϭϬŇŽǁĞƌŝŶƚŚĞĞLJĞ;ϰͿ 11 Done in the northeast corner by a small table (5) 12 Telegram to Dubya suggests a rope around the neck (5,3) ϭϰŝĐĐŽůŽƌǁĂƐŵĂƐŚĞĚǀĞŐĞƚĂďůĞ;ϴͿ 17 Refute but again (5) ϮϬKƵƚůĂǁŬŶŝŐŚƚĨƌŽŵĨƌĞƋƵĞŶƚƌŽďďĞƌLJƚĂƌŐĞƚ;ϰͿ Ϯϭ^ƵďĚŝǀŝƐŝŽŶŽĨĐŚƵƌĐŚŐŽƚŝŶŝƟĂůΨϭϬϬϬĨƌŽŵ:ĂĐŬ;ϱͿ DOWN ϮWĂƌƚŽĨĂDĂƐŽŶ͛ƐǁĂŐĞƐŝƐĂĐŚŽƉƉĞĚŽĂŬŶƵƚ;ϰͿ ϯ<ŝƉůŝŶŐŚĞƌŽŝŶƵƐƚƌĂůŝĂŶŶĂƟǀĞƐĞƫŶŐǁŝƚŚŚĂŶĚƐŽŶŚŝƉƐ;ϲͿ ϰ/ĚĞƐĞƌǀĞƚŽďĞĂŶŐƌLJ;ϱͿ ϱ'ƌĞĞŬĐŚĂƌĂĐƚĞƌŚĂƐ͞ŝŶ͟ǁŝƚŚĨƌŝĐĂŶŶĂƟǀĞ;ϱͿ ϲLJĞĐŽǀĞƌƐŚĞůƉŐŚĞƩŽĂƌĞĂĐĂƚĐŚƐŽŵĞƐůĞĞƉ;ϵͿ ϳ^ƚŽƉƉĞƌƚŚĂƚ'ĂƌŝďĂůĚŝ͛Ɛ͟͞ďƌĂŬĞƉƚĐŽǀĞƌĞĚ;ϰ͕ϱͿ ϵĚƌŝŶŬĨŽƵŶĚŝŶĞĂƐƚĞŶĚƐŽƵŶĚ;ϯͿ ϭϯĞƉůŽLJŵĞŶƚŽĨĂůůŝĞƐĐŽǀĞƌƐǁŚĞƌĞĂƚƌŝƉůĞĂĚƐ;Ϯ͕ϰͿ ϭϱŝďůŝĐĂůŐƵƚƐƵƐĞĚƚŽĐŽŶƚƌŽůĂďƵĐŬďŽĂƌĚ;ϱͿ 16 Women are, roads are (5) ϭϴdŚĞƌĞ͛ƐĂŇƵīLJƐĐĂƌĨŝŶƚŚĞĐƵƉďŽĂƌĚ;ϯͿ ϭϵƵŐŵĞ͍/͛ŵĂŐĂŝŶƐƚŝƚ;ϰͿ 12

The author is a Knight Templar ĂŶĚ ϯϮΣ ^ĐŽƫƐŚ ZŝƚĞ DĂƐŽŶ ǁŚŽĨŽůůŽǁƐƌLJƉƟĐƌŽƐƐǁŽƌĚ ƚƌĂĚŝƟŽŶďLJƐĞƫŶŐƉƵnjnjůĞƐƵŶder a crucinym, choosing Loki, ƚŚĞ EŽƌƐĞ ŐŽĚ ŽĨ ŵŝƐĐŚŝĞĨ͘ /Ĩ you would like detailed instrucƟŽŶƐ ŽŶ ŚŽǁ ƚŽ ƐŽůǀĞ ƌLJƉƟĐ clues, Loki would be happy to oblige. Contact him at <okl.loki@gmail.com> or at ϮϱϬϭt͘ŝĂZĚ͕͘ηϲϭϬϰ͖ Santa Fe, NM 87505. He also maintains an e-mail ĚŝƐĐƵƐƐŝŽŶ ŐƌŽƵƉ ĨŽƌ ƌLJƉƟĐ WƵnjnjůĞƌƐĂƚ фƐŽďͺƐŽŌůLJͺƐŵĂůůͺƐƉĂƐŵͲ subscribe@egroups.com>

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KNIGHTS TEMPLAR EYE FOUNDATION 40TH VOLUNTARY CAMPAIGN RESULTS ESTATES & TRUSTS ESTATE/TRUST

ESTATE

TRUST

STATE/COMMANDERY

ĞĚƌŝĐ͘tŽŽĚƌƵī

Ψϭ͕ϬϬϳ͘ϲϲ >DŽďŝůĞEŽ͘Ϯ Alabama Total: $ 1,007.66

Mary Adde Beck ZĂLJŵŽŶĚΘĞƩLJDŝnjĞƌ Lois Simmons J. Karl Zimmerman

$6,395.88 AZ Commandery Unknown ΨϮ͕ϬϬϬ͘ϬϬŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJhŶŬŶŽǁŶ $7,703.03 AZ Commandery Unknown $ 322.00 AZ Commandery Unknown Arizona Total: $16,420.91

Lloyd & Gladys Hamlin

$5,000.00 CA Commandery Unknown California Total: $5,000.00

>ŽƌĞŶĂEŽƌĚŵĂŶ

ΨϮ͕ϯϲϳ͘ϱϬ KŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJhŶŬŶŽǁŶ Colorado Total: $2,367.50

Florence Campbell Russell A. Mitchell Jason & Carrie Smith George & Jean Williams

$ 382.47

>ĞĞ:ĂЎŶĞ

Ψϭ͕ϬϬϬ͘ϬϬ 'WĂůĞƐƟŶĞEŽ͘ϳ Georgia Total: $1,000.00

Mildred Jaseph

$1,512.24 $4,553.00 $1,169.41 Florida Total: $7,617.12

FL Commandery Unknown FL Commandery Unknown FL Commandery Unknown FL Commandery Unknown

$184,434.17 Illinois Total: $184,434.17

IL Commandery Unknown

Leo R. Geyer

$6,991.54 Iowa Total: $6,991.54

IA Commandery Unknown

,ĞůĞŶĞŶŶĞƩ

Ψϲϯϱ͘ϴϱ <^ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJhŶŬŶŽǁŶ Kansas Total: $635.85

sŝƌŐŝŶŝĂD͘ŶŐůŝƐŚ

Eugene B. Hamilton G. Donald Staples 14

ΨϲϮ͕ϱϬϬ͘ϬϬ <zEĞǁƉŽƌƚEŽ͘ϭϯ Kentucky Total:$ 62,500.00 $999.49 $43,865.86 Maine Total: $44,865.35

ME Commandery Unknown ME Commandery Unknown september 2008


ESTATE/TRUST

ESTATE

TRUST

STATE/COMMANDERY

DŝůĚƌĞĚƌĂďĞƚnjtŝůůŝĂŵƐ   ΨϮ͕ϴϭϲ͘ϱϴDͲZ/^KK ŽƌŽƚŚLJ͘ZŝĐŚĂƌĚƐŽŶ   ΨϭϬϴ͘ϲϲDͲZ/WŝůŐƌŝŵEŽ͘ϵ DĂƐƐĂĐŚƵƐĞƩƐͬZ/dŽƚĂů͗ΨϮ͕ϵϮϱ͘Ϯϰ John W. Kinker Katheryn L. Lyness

$2,458.24 MI Commandery Unknown $1,309.75 MI Commandery Unknown Michigan Total: $3,767.99

ZƵƚŚ͘,ĂƵĞŝƐĞŶ

Ψϰϯ͘ϳϱ  E,ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJhŶŬŶŽǁŶ New Hampshire Total: $43.75

ŽƵŐůĂƐt͘,ŽůďƌŽŽŬ

Ψϯϭϲ͕ϬϮϮ͘ϲϴ  EzDĂůƚĂEŽ͘Ϯϭ New York Total: $316,022.68

DĞƌƌŝƩ:͘ƌĂǁĨŽƌĚ

  Ψϳ͕ϯϬϭ͘ϬϭEŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJhŶŬŶŽǁŶ North Carolina Total: $7,301.01

Ăƌů,͘ĞǀŽĞ

Ψϭ͕ϲϱϬ͘ϱϲ  K,KƌŝĞŶƚĂůEŽ͘ϭϮ  Ohio Total:$1,650.56



ZĂůƉŚ͘^ŚŽƉĞ 





 Ψϭ͘ϲϱϴ͘ϰϵK<ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJhŶŬŶŽǁŶ Oklahoma Total: $1,658.49

Arlene Bertrand $1,198.26 PA Commandery Unknown Luther Bond $59,220.26 PA Commandery Unknown Ruth U. Ernst $872.17 PA Commandery Unknown Henry Ginter $290.21 PA Commandery Unknown &ƌĞĚĞƌŝĐŬΘtŝůůĂƌĚDLJĞƌƐΨϭϲϳ͕ϮϴϬ͘ϬϬ  WŚĂƌƟĞƌƐEŽ͘ϳϴ  Pennsylvania Total: $228,860.90 ĂƌƌŽůůĞĚƐĂƵů  ZƵƚŚE͘DƵůůĞƌ 

ΨϰϵϬ͘ϵϴ  ^ĂŬŽƚĂEŽ͘ϭ Ψϱ͕ϬϬϬ͘ϬϬ  ^ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJhŶŬŶŽǁŶ South Dakota Total: $5,490.98

ZŽďĞƌƚ/͘ŽŶůĞLJ 

ΨϭϬ͕ϬϬϬ͘ϬϬ  dEtĂƚĂƵŐĂEŽ͘Ϯϱ  Tennessee Total: $10,000.00

tĂůƚĞƌΘĚĂ,ĞŶĚĞƌƐŽŶ tŝůůŝĂŵ'͘WĂƌƐŽŶƐ    ,ŽǁĂƌĚEĞǁƚŽŶ 

  Ψϰϳ͕ϴϱϭ͘ϵϳdyĂůůĂƐEŽ͘ϲ Ψϱ͕Ϭϴϯ͘ϰϯ  dy'ŽŶnjĂůĞƐEŽ͘ 11    Θ^ĂŶDĂƌĐŽƐEŽ͘ϱϲ   Ψϭ͕ϭϴϵ͘ϴϰdy^ĂŶŶƚŽŶŝŽEŽ͘ϳ Texas Total: $54,125.24

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ESTATE/TRUST George & Louise Rehmer

Harold M. Rockafellow

ESTATE

TRUST

STATE/COMMANDERY

$61.00 Utah Total: $61.00 $3,842.00 Washington Total: $3,842.00

Virginia C. Bonds

$29,217.04 WV Commandery Unknown West Virginia Total: $29,217.04

Mary M. Tallman

$10,632.32 WI Commandery Unknown Wisconsin Total: $10,632.32

Grand Total:

ESTATES $650,519.48

TRUSTS $357,919.82

Elwood M. Adams Illinois Grand Commander 1997 Born: August 19, 1934 Died: May 20, 2008

James Joseph Gibbons Missouri Grand Commander 1998 Born: October 31, 1946 Died: July 1, 2008

Thomas H. Eastwood Utah Grand Commander 1993 Born: January 3, 1936 Died: July 7, 2008

Walter Hewson Kitts District of Columbia Grand Commander 1993 Born: October 25, 1911 Died: July 20, 2008

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General Supplement The space on these two pages is provided by the Knight Templar magazine to be used by the Grand Commanderies to communicate with the individual Sir Knights in their jurisdiction on a monthly basis. From time to time and for various reasons, we fail to receive any material from the editor of the state supplement for a given month. When this happens, we take the opportunity to offer you this information provided by the Public Relations Committee of the Grand Encampment. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ed.

Terry Plemmons, Chairman Public Relations Committee

H

ugh de Payens had departed Jerusalem as one of a group of just nine knights bound together in an obscure, unofficial order. He returned later as Grand Master of an order which was only responsible to the Pope; possessed gold, silver, and propertied wealth; and was composed of three hundred knights sworn to stand and die if the master so ordered. Instant obedience to his superiors was required of every Templar, and since the order was responsible to no one but the Pope, it essentially created its own system of punishments up to and including the death penalty, for disobedience.

The Templar Rites of Initiation and Chapter Meetings were conducted in total secrecy. Any Templar revealing any proceeding, even to another Templar of lower rank than himself, was subject to punishment including expulsion from the order. To preserve secrecy, the meetings were guarded by knights who stood outside the door with their swords drawn. Although there is no documentation, legend has it that several times spies or perhaps merely the curious met their death the moment they were caught. The reception of a knight into the order was a very solemn ceremony. Unlike the Knights of Malta whose form of reception was open and public, none but Templars were permitted entrance. Perhaps this difference between a public and secret reception was attributed to the spirit of persecution exhibited by the Church toward the order in the later days. 18

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Ultimately the Templars held over nine thousand manors all over Europe plus mills and markets. During its two-hundred-year history, over twenty thousand initiates brought land or money dowries to the order. They eventually owned ships to transport men and supplies to the East as well as fighting ships to guard the fleet. With their fleet, the Templars earned revenues by transporting material, secular Crusaders, and Pilgrims to the Holy Land. The Templar financial activities varied from serving as a “safe deposit” for traveling nobles, to administering the estates of the ailing nobility who wished for their heirs a safe inheritance. The Church at Rome contributed often and encouraged the same actions in its followers. The wealth of the Templars grew as did their reputation as perhaps the first “world bankers.” Toward their later days, the glory and simplicity of the order began its slow decline through weaker Grand Masters. With the fall of Acre in 1292, the Templars abandoned Palestine and the Holy Lands and returned to the comfort and wealth of their Preceptories across Europe. At the beginning of the 14th Century, the throne of France was occupied by Philip the Fair, an ambitious, vindictive, and avaricious prince. This prince had been in controversy with Pope Boniface. The Templars had, as was usual with them, sided with the Pope against the King. The King of France became envious of the extreme wealth of the order, and their power interfered with his designs of political control over Europe. He then secretly concerted with Pope Clement V, whom Philip had placed upon the throne of Peter. Their plan called for the destruction of the Templars and the seizure of their wealth and Preceptories. Their plans having been made, Pope Clement V wrote to De Molay, the last of the Templar Grand Masters, inviting him to come and consult with him on matters of great importance to the order. De Molay obeyed and arrived in Paris early in the year 1307, accompanied by sixty knights and a large treasure. De Molay had made the voyage in the hope of one final crusade to retake the Holy Lands from the Muslim hoards. A date which even today children around the world consider an “unlucky day” had its roots in the occasion of this visit. The day De Molay arrived in Paris was Friday, October 13, 1307, and he was immediately imprisoned as was every Templar in France. By secret order of the King, the Templars were arrested on the pretended charges of idolatry and other crimes against the throne of the King and the authority of the Church. The fires that the King and Pope ignited soon swept across all of Europe. On the 12th of May, 1310, fifty-four knights were publicly burned at the stake. Neither Knight nor Templar Chaplain was spared.

To be continued next month with Part III

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RECIPIENTS OF THE GRAND ENCAMPMENT MEMBERSHIP JEWEL 670 671

Donald A. Adams, Crusade Commandery No. 5, Upper Falls, MD 7/28/2008 Bobby Pollard, Cyprus Commandery No. 23, Maryville, TN 7/28/2008

^ŽůƵƟŽŶƚŽƌLJƉƟĐWƵnjnjůĞŽŶWĂŐĞϭϮ ACROSS 1. ACACIA: AC x 2 + IA ϴ͘KZd,K͗ĚŽƵďůĞĚĞĮŶŝƟŽŶ ϭϬ͘/Z/^͗ĚŽƵďůĞĚĞĮŶŝƟŽŶ ϭϭ͘^dE͗ĚŽƵďůĞĚĞĮŶŝƟŽŶ 12. CABLE TOW: CABLE TO W. 14. BROCCOLI: (BIC+COLOR) anagram ϭϳ͘Zhd͗ĚŽƵďůĞĚĞĮŶŝƟŽŶ 20. BANK: BAN+K(night) 21. KNAVE: K(1000)+NAVE 22. CYCLIC: hidden

DOWN 2. CORN: (a)CORN - A 3. AKIMBO: ABO>KIM 4. IRATE: I RATE 5. RHINO: RHO>IN 6. HOODWINKS: HOOD + WINKS 7. DISC BRAKE: hidden 9. TEA: eas(T) homophone 13. TO FALL: hidden ϭϱ͘Z/E^͗ĚŽƵďůĞĚĞĮŶŝƟŽŶ ϭϲ͘hZsz͗ĚŽƵďůĞĚĞĮŶŝƟŽŶ 18. BOA: hidden 19. ANTI: ANT + I

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