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ANTHONY F. ITTNER

Grand Master 1927-1928.

Most Worshipful Brother Anthony F. Ittner, our 84th Grand Master, surrenders the gavel after a year distinguished by unremitting toil in the exercise of which he broug1ht to bear the finest characteris<tics of his personality, combined with a rare poise and s'ound judgment, which leave their impress u,pon the who,le Grand Jurisdiction. Immediately after his installation, in spite of arduous duties connected with the Circuit Bench of St. Louis, Judge Ittner plung,ed into his work as Grand Master with an earnestness which has won the admiration of all his brethren. His record of visits alone bears wHnes'S to the intense desire which animated him to reach as far as was humanly possible every corner of our路 Grand Jurisdiction. His fellowship with the brethren in Lodges large or small, metropolitan, urban, or rural, has left a favorable impression which will not be effaced as the years go boy. His visits have been hailed with delight and his words of advice, encouragement, and admonition have been received with cordiality and. approval. Testimony is overwhelming as to the value of his intercourse with the brethren; and whether the occasion was an open one or merely restricted to the precincts of the tiled Lodge, the best traditions of Freemasonry have 'been splendidily upheld, and he has proven himself a worthy successor t,o the great men who have gone this way before him. Mis'souri Freemasonry has been fortunate in its Grand Masters through a long line of years, and many brethren distinguished in the various walks of life have graced with honor and befitting dignity the Grand East of our Grand Lodge, but none more so than our retiring Grand Master. Anthony F. Ittner was born at Berlin Heights, Erie County, Ohio, November 23, 1872, his parents being Conrad S. and Sarah C. (Hill) Ittner. The father, a native of Ohio, came to St. Louis when his son Anthony was but four years of age and engaged in the contracting business. The mother was of English lineage, although the family was founded in America several generations ago. Her


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grandfather, Samuel Butler, of Saybrook, Connecticut, was an orderly sergeant in a Connecticut Regiment during the Revolutionary War and was a brother of Colonel Zebulon Butler, commander of Fort Wyoming in Pennsylvania, where the terrible Indian Massacre occurred, the history of which is given much prominence in the stories of early days in Pennsylvania. In the ffiaJternal line, Most Worshipful Brother Ittner is also a desoendant of the Buckingham family of Connecticut, which induded the Reverend 'Dhomas Buckingham, who was one of the eight founders of Yale College, and the most active in college work among the eight, having much to do with the success of the University from its inception. Our Grand Master obtained a public school education in St. Louis and afterward attended Washington University, from which he was graduated in 1895 with the Bachelor of Arts Degree. Subsequently he attended the Washington University Law School and worn his LL B. Degree in 1897. In the same year, he entered upon the practioe of law in St. Louis. In 1898, when the call came for military aid following the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he ennsted in Company G of the First Missouri Volunteer Infantry and served as sergeant until mustered out. When peace was restored, Brother Ittner return€d to St. Louis and resumed the general prac~ tice of law. He W'aJS very successful in all of his law work. As an attorney he is quick in perception and accurate in his judgment of the law concerning the s'pecific case at issue. In 19M, Brother Ittner was elected to the House of Delegates of S1. Louis and s,erved in that official capacity from ~ri1, 1911, till April, 1913. In 1918, he served on the Board of Equalization for the city and in December of that year was appointed Judge of City Court No. 1. Hi'S reoord in that court was that of a fearless judge, who was at all times thoroughly just in his decisions, and who regarded the l'aJw as made for all, rioh and poor alike. No political 'Prejudice marred the impartiality of his court. In 1922, Brother Ittner was elected Judge of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial District, which p.osition he still holds. Masonic.

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Master in 1908 and as Secretary fmm 19{)9 to 1920. He served the Thirty-third Masonic District as District Lecturer in 1910-1911 and as District Deputy Grand Master in 191;2-1913, and was Chairman of the Committee on Jurisprudence in 1912. In 1918, he was appointed in the Grand Lod'ge Line as Grand Pursuivant and has been regularly advanced year by year ullitil reaehing the Grand East in 1927. Most Worshipful Brother Ittner is a member of Missouri Chapter No.1, R. A. M., served as its High. Priest in 1909, and is at pres'ent Chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Missouri. Most Worshi.pful Brother It:ner is a member of Hiram Council. No.1, R. & S. M., and St. Louis Commandery No.1, K. T. He has received the 32nd Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in the Valley of St. Louis, and is an enthusiastic worker in the degrees. He is also a member of Moolah TeIIl(ple of the A. A. O. N. M. S., and was the founder of Alhambra Grotto of the M. O. V. P. E. R., in which Order he served with distinction as Grand Monarch in 1924-1925. Most Worshipful Brother Ittner also holds honored' memberships ill the Odd Fellows, Elks, and other fraternal organizations. Perhaps the most noteworthy accomplishment of Grand Master Ittner's admini-stration was the raising of the $25,00:0.00 special fund for the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, which he brought to a successful issue in spite of many O'bsrtacles. The value路 of the latter effort is far-reaching. The authorit'ies at Washington say that Most Worshipful Brother Ittner''S efforts have resulted in stimulating large interest in the Washington Memorial throughout the Masonic jurisdictions of America. Our Grand Lodge has set its seal of approval upon his efforts by requesting him to attend the next annual meeting of the AssO'ciation in February, 192:9. Time and space fail us in a recital of the many good things that could be enumerated of Most Worshipful Brother Ittner's splendid achievements in Freemasonry, but they are en'Shrined and will forever remain in the hearts of his brethren. A. M.


ENTERTAINMENT.

Prior to the opening of the Grand Lodge, the children - from the :Masonic Home were assembled on the platform by the President, Sol E. Waggoner, and Superintendent, Harrison Crockett. Special songs were rendered by them under the direction of Mrs. Wilmoth Waller, Mrs. Henry J. Falkenhainer at the piano, which were much appreciated. Instrumental music was also furnished by a select orchestra under the conductorship of Henry J. Falkenhainer. which added greatly to the occasion.


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE

ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION OF THE

GRAND LODGE ANCIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE

STATE OF MISSOURI

HELD IN ST. LOUIS Commencing September 25, A. D. 1928 A. L. 5928


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE

ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONOF THE

GRAND LODGE OF

ANC'IENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI

The One Hundred and Eighth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened in the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 3637 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri, at 10 A.路 M. on Tues:day, September 25, 1928. PRESENT. ANTHONY F. ITTNER M. W. Grand Master BYRNE E. BIGGER R. ~v. Deputy Grand Master SAMUEL R. FREET R. W. Senior Grand Warden W. R. GENTRY} SR R. ~V. Junior Grand Warden E. 路E. MORRIS R. W. Grand Treasurer ARTHUR MATHER R. TV. Grand Secretary JAMES R.McLACHLAN R. W. Grand Lecturer SAMUEL TnURMAN : R. W. Grand Chaplciin E. L. ROBISON ; R. W. Grand Chaplain WILLIAM C. ATWOOD R. W. Grand Chaplain ROBERT S. CALDER R. W. Grand Chaplain Z. M. WILLIAMS R. W. Grand Chaplain RAY V. DENSLOW R. W. Grand Senior Deacon THAD B. LANDON R. W. Grand Junior Deacon FRANK C. BARNHILL R. HI. Grand Senior Steward DUVAL SMITH 路 R. W. Grand Junior Steward JAMES W. SKELLY R.W. Grand Marshal GEORGE W. WALKER R. TV, Grand Marshal H. L. READER R. W. Grand Sword Bearer HENRY C. CHILES R. W. Grand Pursuivant LOUIS V. 路STlGALL R. W. Grand Orator JOHN RUSH POwELL ; : R. W: Grand Orator ROBERT. FISHER R. W. Grand Tiler


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OPENING.

At 10 A. M. September 25th, 1928, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, St. Louis, the Most Worshipful Gral1d Master, Anthony F. Ittner, opened: the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of l\1issouri'in AMPLE FORM in its One Hundred and Eighth Annual Communication aided by the Grand Officers and supported by a 1<irge attendance of Representatives. INVOCATION.

Following the singing of America R. \V. Bro. Z. M. Williams, Grand Chaplain, invoked Divine blessing on the deliberations: Almighty God, Thou who art the personal spirit, perfectly good, who in holy love creates, sustains and orders all, we pause before the opening of this Communication of the Grand Lodge, to give thanks to Thee for the blessings that have been ours during the past year, for the work that has been accomplished by the Craft throughout our State, and for the faithful and diligent labor which our Grimd Master has rendered in leading the Craft into a richer and fuller realization of Masonry. We thank Thee for what we have heard this day in the songs of these children who are under our care. We thank Thee for the careful training they are receiving in our Masonic Home. We thank Thee for this great institution which is serving the young lives of our Craft throughout the State; and wilt Thou grant路 that we may stand unitedly for the upbuilding of this institution, that our Craft may be united in its purposes and in its desire to do large things throughout our jurisdiction. We thank Thee, our Heavenly Father, for the ideals which are ours and to which we are bending our energies as a Craft. We thank Thee for our land and Country, for our free institutions, for the ideals that have inspired from age to age our great Republic, and by reason of which we are the recipients of so many blessings.


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Year after year changes come, the ranks are decimated, but others come to take their places; help us, 0 Lord, as a Craft to stand for the upbuilding of our great Nation. We thank Thee for our public school system, for our great system of educatiqn throughout the land; and wilt Thou help us to make this a paramount influence in the upbuilding of our land. Let thy blessings, our Father, be upon us this morning; and as we take up the duties of this day and of this Grand Lodge may we be guided by the spirit of the Infinite God, and may we look beyond symbolism and mere ritualism and keep the inspiration ever before us in our work. As the veil of materialism has fallen over our land and many are moving behind it, wilt Thou help us that we may catch a vision of the spiritual, that we may see those things making for the highest and the best-that behind all these things are the realities of life; wilt Thou grant that we may stand unitedly for the ide~ls of manhood; and the Name of Him who has loved us with an everlasting love shall have the praises of our hearts now and forever. Amen. CREDENTIALS.

The Grand Secretary for the Committee on Credentials reported a constitutional number of Lodges represented and the M. W. Grand Master declared the Grand Lodge ready for the discharge of its duties. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS.

Right Worshipful Brother .B. E. Bigger, Deputy Grand Master, introduced the following distinguished visitors, who were cordially welcomed by the :Most Worshipful Grand Master, received with appropriate honors, and welcomed to seats in the Grand East: R. W. Amos A. Betts, Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Arizona:


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M. E. Companion Bion L. Waldron, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter R. A. lVI. of Missouri. M. Ill. Thomas H. Reynolds, Grand Master of the Grand Council Royal and Select Masters of Missouri. R. E. Walter E. Eshelman, Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Missouri. M. E. Ray V. Denslow, Grand Master of the Third Veil General Grand Chapter R. A. M. of the United States of America.

:M. W. Brother C. H. Briggs then introduced Worshipful Brother the Reverend Doctor John E. Godbey, Past lVIaster of Hope Lodge No. 251, and present Chaplain of Kirkwood Lodge No. 484, in a felicitous speech s~tting forth the fact that the venerable doctor was in his ninetieth year and has been an honored minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South for sixty-nine years, in which capacity he has served as . Pastor, Presiding Elder, .Editor and Educator. Doctor Briggs further observed that Worshipful Brother Godbey was a Mason of more than sixty years standing and the intimate friend for seventy years of our late lamented Past Grand Master, Reverend Doctor Charles Carroll Woods. Worshipful Brother Godbey, on invitation of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, briefly addressed the Grand Lodge in felicitous terms.


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ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER.

The M. W. Grand Master, Anthony F. Ittner, presented and read his Address, which was referred to a Committee of all Past Grand Masters present, with M. W. Bro. Corona H. Briggs as Chairman. God, in His loving kindness, has led the Grand Lodge of Missouri through another year of eventful history. We are deeply grateful to Him "for the many mercies and blessings which His bounty has conferred on us." We freely acknowledge that whatever of greatness, power, and influence - we have attained and whatever of glory attaches to the annals of our beloved Freemasonry are due not only to the degree in which we acknowledge and worship Him, but also to the degree in which we carry out His holy mandates. t路I bid you all a cordial and fraternal welcome to this, the l08th annual communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, and to the City of St. Louis. As a resident of St. Louis, I trust that your sojourn among us will be happy and profitable, and all the Brethren of our great city join me in this ardent w1sh. When at Kansas City, eleven months ago, you reposed in me the greatest confidence in your power to give, by electing and installing me your Grand Master, I fully realized the serious responsibility that confronted me. Without e'ither boastfulness or undue modesty, I set out to discharge the duties which presented -themselves and to solve the ever increasing array of problems offered me for solution. It is not possible for any Grand Master who takes his work seriously and who earnestly dersires to do his duty, to enjoy protracted periods of rest. There is something to be done every minute of the day. In fact, the Grand Master's work is never finished and does not cease until his successor is elr.cted and installed. I have taken my work very seriously but have endeavored not to take myself too seriously. I have "hitched my wagon to a star" and climbed as far out on the rope as limited ability and frail human powers would permit. I ask the Brethren to jUdge charitably the fruits of my labors and accept my boundless love for Freemasonry and my earnest desire to do good, as at least partial compensation for my unfulfilled obligations.


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This annual communication of the Grand Lodge will be crowded with important work, and I ask you all to assist me in the quick and wise discharge of our business so that, if possible, we may close by Thursday noon and those who desire may board the afternoon trains and go on their way rejoicing. IN MEMORIAM. The Grim Reaper has taken but one Past Grand Master from our midst during the past year. On Monday, November 28, 1927, Most Worshipful Brother John Thomas Short, Past Grand Master, fell asleep at his post of duty at the Masonic Home. I convened a specific Grand Lodge on Friday, December 2, to conduct the Masonic Services over his remains. The funeral services were conducted in the beautiful Commandery Asylum of the New Masonic Temple at St. Louis. A very large gathering of friends anu admirers attested the love路 and high esteem in which Most Worshipful Brother Short was held by all who knew him. The remains were then conveyed to Jefferson Oity, where the~ were finally interred with further Masonic ceremonies. An appropriate memorial to Most Worshipful Brother Short was sent to all the Lodges and Grand Lodge officers. The Committee on Obituaries will make proper acknowledgment of his life and his service to Freemasonry. Death too has cla-imed its usual toll among the ranks of the Craft. The Committee on Obituaries will report more fully upon these, and their names will appear in the annual Proceedings. We lament their passing, but we rejoice in the rich heritage which their life's work has left us. APPOINTMEN'f OF COMMITTEES. Immediately after the close of the Grand Lodge of 1927, I appointed the members of several important committees and the chairmen of the remaining committees, notifying them all of their appointment. COMMITTEE ON CHARITY. At the last annual communication of the Grand Lodge a new by-law was adopted imposing additional duties upon the Commit路 tee on Charity. The sum of $3,000.00 was placed at the disposal of this committee to be disbursed in the cases of worthy Brethren who are .ineligible for admission to the Home by reason of a conta-


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gious or infectious disease or of unsound m~mtal condition. I appointed Most Worshipful Brother Tolman W. Cotton chairman of this committee and Most Worshipful Brother Robert R. Kreeger was elected secretary. This committee, under' its enlarged powers has done much valuable work and is entitled to the highest commendation for its discriminating judgment and the motives of true Masonic charity which have actuated it. I do not know what its recommendations for the future will be, but whatever they are I am certa;in they will be actuated by a sense of the highest interests of the Craft and should be carefully considered. COMMITTEE ON SURVEY OF LODG:ES. Several years ago a re'solution was adopted providing for a survey of the Loilges of the state of Missouri and their condition. Right Worshipful Brother Byrne.E. Bigger was appointed Chairman of that committee and has served in thil;) capacity ever since. His路 work has been of ~ high order and has thrown much light on the condition of the Craft, the weaknesses of the Lodges, and the steps necessary to be taken for their betterment. It is anticipated that the labors of this committee will be concluded at this sesS'ion of the Grand Lodge. We owe the committee a debt of gratitude for the great s'ervice it has rendered. In the future, however, I do not believe that any such survey as this should ever be necessary. T.he work and observations of the Grand Master, the Grand Secretary, the Grand Lecturer, the District Deputy Grand Masters, and other Grand Lodge officers should constitute a continuing survey, and the results of their observations should be carefully analyzed each year and constantly revised up to date. BONDS OF 9RAND TREASURER, GRAND SECRETARY, AND GRAND LODGE DEPOSITORY. The bonds of the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Secretary, and the depository of the Grand Lodge funds were transmitted to me by my predecessor. I will transmit them to the incoming Grand Master. They have been submitted to the Jurisprudence Committee for its examination. GRAND REPRESENTATIVES APPOINTED. Through the death of Most Worshipful Brother John T. Short and Allen McDowell Hoyt, the positions of Grand Lodge Represen-


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tative for the Grand Lodges of South Australia and West Virginia became vacant. I therefore recommended the appointment of Right Worshipful Brother C. Lew Gallant as Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of \Vest Virginia near the Grand Lod.ge of Missouri and Right Worshipful Brother Theodore C. Teel as Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of South Australia near the Grand Lodge of Missouri. RECEPTION BY MIS'SOURI LODGE No. 1. I trust that I may be pardoned for singling out a reception tendered me on November 4, 1927, by Missouri Lodge No.1, A. F. and A. M., my beloved Mother Lodge. This was held at the Elks Club on Lindell Boulevard, and was attended by nearly all the resident members of Missouri Lodge and by scor.es of prominent members of other Lodges. The expressions of love and esteem indulged in by all the speakers, though extravagant and perhaps not all well merited, I am sure were sincere and made me feel a thousand fold repaid for all the labor and sacrifice I have given to my Lodge, the Craft, and the Grand Lodge. A beautiful Howard watch was presented to me as a memento of the occasion and a beautiful basl\:et of flowers sent to Mrs. Ittner. GRAND SECRETARY. Right Wor,shipful Brother Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, has been a tower of strength to me in the discharge of my duties as Grand Master. He has evinced a willingness and a desire to help me in every possible way, and no 路sacrifice of time, labor, or. strength on bios part has be'ellJ too great for him to make wheneverhe felt that he could be of the slightest assistance to me. He is a man of broad learning and culture, dignified and refined, but withal modest and deeply sympathetic with the laudable aims and ambitions of his brethren. He possesses the faculty of making and holding friends, but his protestations of friendship are (based upon sincerity and an honest desire to serve his brethren. The office of Grand Secretary is perhaps the most important office in the gift of the Craft, and it would be difficult to conceive of a man better qualified to discharge the duties of the office ably, efficiently, and sympathetically than is Right WorshipfUl Brother Arthur Mather.


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GRAND LECTURER. Right Worshipful Brother James R. McLachlan has rounded out twenty-two full years of service to the Grand Lodge of Missouri in the capacity of Grand Lecturer. As the years glide into history, Right Worshipful Brother McLachlan endears himself more and more to the hearts of his brethren of Mi.ssDuri and demonstrates more and more clearly the wisdom of the Grand Master who first appointed him and the wisdom of succeeding Grand Masters who have reappointed him from year to year. If future Grand Lecturers will be as careful to preserve the i.ntegrity of the work rus Right Worshipful Brother McLachlan has been, it will in very truth be transmitted unimpaired to future generations. I believe that for a man of Brother. McLachlan's ability and long service the present salary of the Grand Lecturer is inadequate. Those with whom I have ~c.onferred on the subject doubt the wisdom of a change in the by-laws at this time, and I therefore earnestly recommend to the Committee on Ways and Means and to the Grand Lodge that something additional be appropriated so that the Grand Lecturer's tDtal comllensation may be more nearly adequate to the great service he has rendered. PORTRAIT OF GRAND LEoCTURER. In further recognition of the long and distinguished service rendered this' Grand Lollge by Right Worshipful Brother James R. McLachlan ws Grand Lecturer, and believing that the Grand Lodge ought to possess a fine portrait of him, I arranged during the past year to have him sit for his portrait at the Masonic Temple. The portrait is now finished andallorns the walls of the Grand Lodge offices. GRA:ND OFFICERS' JEWELS. Most Grand Lodges wdorn all their officers with appropriate jewels of office, hut the Grand Lodge of Missouri has never furnished a jewel for any but the Grand Master. In order that we might not ;be too much out of line with the universal Masonic custom, and believing that we ought to honor those to whom honor is due, I have provided jewels for the Grand Treasurer, Grand Secretary, and Grand Lecturer, each of which will belong to the office and be transmitted by the incumbent to his, successor.


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APPRECIATION. I have already expressed my sincere thank'S to Right Worshipful Brother Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, and Right Worshipful Brother James R. McLachlan, Grand Lecturer, for the great kind路 nes's they have shown me and the ready assistance and co-operation which they have always given me in my work. It would be impossible for me to thank by name all of the brethren who have helped to lighten my labors and to make my year as Grand Master a happy one. My special thanks, however, are due to Right Worshipful Broth~r Edmund E. Morris, Grand Treasurer, Right Worshipful Brother .Byrne E. Bigger, Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brothers TheoQ.ore C. Teel and C. ~ew Gallant, District Deputy Grand Masters, and Right Worshipful Brother Richard O. Rumer, District Lectur~r, of the Thirty-third ~asonic District, Right Worshipful Brother Thomas H. Reynolds, District Deputy Grand Master of the Twenty-second Masonic District at Kansas City, Worshipful Brother Forrest C. Donnell, Chairman of the Committee on Jurisprudence, and Right Worshipful Brother Karl M. Vetsburg, Chairman of the Committee on Appeals and Grievances. The District Deputy Grand Masters throughout the state have been uniformily courteous and helpful to me, and without their assistance much of the work I have accomplished would have been impossible. The Worshipful Masters, Secretaries, and Officers of the Lodges everywhere have been equally willing to "promote the noble and glorious work," and the debt of gratitude lowe to all of them can never be repaid. REGIONAL CONFERENCES AND LODGIDS OF INSTRUCTION. In keeping predecessors in retary and the Conferences of

with the wise custom adopted anQ. followed by my r'ecent years, with the assistance of the Grand SecGrand Lecturer, I held Lodges of Instruction and District Deputies at the following places:

Moberly, November 218 and 29, 1927. St. Louis, November 30 and December 1, 1927. Springfield, January 5 and 6, 1928. Kansas City, January 13 and 14, 1928. St. Joseph, January 20 and 21, 1928. These Conferences always result in much good to those in attendance. They enable the Grand Master to acquire first-hand information 8iS to the condition of the Craft in the various Districts


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and the serious problems which confront them. They also enable the District Deputies to obtain from the Grand Master direct, early information touching the policies of his administration and his wishes regarding the conduct of the business of the Craft in their several jurisdictions. GRAND MASTERS' CONFERENC& On February 20, 192'8, I had the great pleasure of attending a Qonference of Grand Masters of the United States at Hotel Willard in Wa'shington, D. C. We were the guests of the Grand Lodge of New York but were welcomed to the District by the Grand Officers and one of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. A number of important questions pertaining to the welfare of the Craft generally were discussed, and much light was thrown on mooted problems. The great benefit, however, to be derived fmm these Conferences of Grand Masters seems to me not to be the light thrown upon questions of law and procedure but rather the touch of elbows and the greater realization that is brought about of our common obl,igation to God and humanity. When questions of interjurisdictional rights arise by letter, it is far easier to solve them satisfactorily when we have met and learned by personal contact to love and respect our correspondents. GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION. On the day following the Grand Masters' Conference at Washington, in company with Most Worshipful Brother Bert S. Lee, and Right Worshipful Brothers Mather, Bigger, Freet, and McLachlan, I attended the annual meeting of the George Washtington Masonic National Memorial Association in the hall of Alexandria-Wa"shington Lodge No. 22 at Alexandria, Virginia. The proceedings of this Association were a great inspiration to myself and my as.sociates, and I am sure that we all returned horne with a stronger realization of the greatness of George Wa.ghington, the man and the Mason. President and Right Worshipful Brother Louis A. Watres congratulated the Association on the progress the Memorial had made during the preceding year. But he sounded a note of warning and informed us that the affairs of the Association had reached a distjnct crisis. He told us that the monies coming in from the Grand Lodges of the United States in the regular way would be insuffi-

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cient to complete the Memorial by February 22, 1932, the 20'Oth anniversary of George Washington's birth. He further stated that unless additional funds could be secured lit would be impossible to carryon the construction continuonsly until its completion and that the delays en.tailed by such failure would be costly in the highest degree. He made an earnest appeal to the Grand Lodges of the country to raise additional funds. MISSOURI'S SPECIAL

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WASHINGTON MEMORIAL FUND.

In response to Prcs'ident Watres' stirring appeal, on the morning of February 22, 192'8, I called a meeting of Missouri's representatives at Hotel Raleigh, where the Missouri delegation was quartered. After canvassing the situati'on thoroughly it was the expressed and unanimous opinion of all present that Missonri should do something in addition to what it had already done and the sum of $25,000.00 was tentatively agreed upon as the proper sum for us to raise. On my return to St. Louis, I immediately launched a campaign to realize this sum of money. I shall not burden the Grand Lodge with a recital of the interminable details connected with this great campaign. With the splendid assistance of the Grand Secretary and other associates, I have succeeded and the fund is oversubscribed. In return for this $25,000 fund, the Grand Lodge of Missouri will be honored by having one of the great granite columns in the portico at the front of the building set aside as its permanent memori,al. The prestige and glory which will result to Missouri Masonry through all time will be incalculably greater than the money involved. Though I have endeavored to thank by letter every contributor to this special fund, I desire at this time to thank them all again and to assure them of the Grand Lodge's deep sellise of appreciation as well as the deep appreciation of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association for what they have done. LIST OF LODGE VISITS. The duties of a Grand Master are many and varied. One of the most important of these is to visit as many of the subordinate Lodges as possible so far as the Grand Masters regular vocation and the other important duties of his office will permit. The


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officers and members of the Lodges derive inspiration from the knowledge that the Grand Lodge is interested in their welfare and ready and willing to co-operate with them in the solution of their problems. A safe majority of our Lodges are in a flourishing condjtion, but quite a number of them are badly in need of the encouragement and help which the presence of the Grand Master and other Grand Lodge officers can afford. The Grand Lodge of Missouri has 660 subordinate Lodges, and it is manifestly impO'ssible for any Grand Master to visit more than a small part of them. If succeeding Grand Masters would adopt the policy of attempting to reach those Lodges which have never had a vis'it from a 'Grand Master, it would redound greatly to the benefit of the Craft. The character and quality of our membership throughout the state, both in large and small Lodges, in prosperous and languishing ones, leaves very little to be des'ired. In some quarters, however, there is need of encouragement, co-ope,ration, and direction. To make Freemasonry come into its own in the fullest sense of the word and to fully exemplify our faith in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man calls for high devotion and unselfish leadership on the part of the Grand' Lodge officers, as well as those of the subordinate Lodges. Our fraterylal chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and there should be no weak links in the chain of Lodges under the Grand Lodge of Missouri. By reason of the change in the law fixing the date of the annual communication of the Grand Lodge, I have been accorded only eleven months as Grand' Master in which to work fo~ Freemasonry. My ability ,to visit has therefore been mater'ially curtailed. Still, I have succeeded in visiting 123 separate Lodges in their own halls and have made in all 161 visit'S to Lodges in the state of Missouri. Following is a Ust of the Lodges visited: Name of Lodge

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Northeast Sheffield Ivanhoe Mount Washington Orient EJast Gate Tower Grove Wellston

643 625 446 614 546 630 631 613

Kansas City l(ansas City Kansas City Mount Washington Kansas City Kansas City St. Louis Wellston

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University : Purity Jennings Keystone Missouri Benjamin Franklin Commonwealth Forest Park Magnolia Tuscan Mizpah Keystone M'issouri Commonwealth Benjamin Franklin Gate City University Apollo Lexington Mt. Moriah Gardenville Pride of the West.. Moberly George Washington Clifton Heights Tower Grove Keystone 路Samaritan Harmony Euclid Occidental Cornerstone Trinity Lambskin Mi路ssouri Benjamin Franklin Triangle Itaska ; Aurora Anchor

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Name of Lodge Beacon Meridian Benjamin Franklin Naphtali Algabil Olive Branch Shaveh St. Louis Bridgeton West Gate Theodore Roosevelt Gate of the Temple Solomon United , Gate of the Temple Pomegranate Kirkwood America Shekinah Columbia Temple York Gate City Ivanhoe Palestine Savannah Agency King Hill Montgomery Wellsville Magnolia Pilgrim Clinton Montrose Deepwater St. Clair Alpha Camden Point Cecile-Daylight Marlborough

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Location St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. John's Station St. LJouis St. Louis Springfield Spring.field Springfield Springfield St. Louis Kirkwood St. Loui's Festus Pacific Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City St. Charles Savannah Agency St. Joseph Montgomery City WeUsville St. Louis St. Louis Clinton Montrose Deepwater Osceola North Kansas City Camden Point Kansas City Malborough


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249 322 Wal~anda 52 De Witt 39 Triplett 122 Eureka : ,73 Warren 74 Salisbury 208 Fulton 48 Hebron 354 Valley Park 629 Herculaneum 338 Warrenton' 609 M'erhlian :........................................................... 2 Cosmos 282 Key,stone 2,43 Forest Park 578 Webster Groves 84 Meramec , 313 Ferguson 542 Good Hope 218 Rural 316 Tower Grove 631 Pilgrim 652 Rose Hill 550 Magnolia 626 Naphtali 25 Tower Grove 631 , St. Mark'.g 93 Fannington 132 Pauldingville 11 Hermann 123 Cache 416 New H,ope 199 East Gate 630 Aux Vasse 35>7 Twilight 114 Beacon 3 Paul Revere 330 Florence 2'61

[Sept. Location Norborne Hardin Carrollton De Witt Triplett Brunswick Keytes'V'ille Salisbury Fulton Mexico Valley Park Herculaneum Warrenton St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Webster Groves Eureka Ferguson St. Louis Kansas City St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Cape G'irardeau Farmington Wright City Hermann St. Louis Elsberry Kansas City Aux Va:sse Columbia St. Louis St. Louis New Florence


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Elvins 599 Clayton 601 Bonhomme 45 Sedalia 236 Gallatin 106 Excello 332 Cosmos 282 St. Louis 2{) Pomegranate :........................................ 95 Clifton Heights 520 Pyramid 路 180 Maplewood 5~6 Magnolia 626 Itaska 420 Occidental 163 Miss路ouri 1 Benjamin Franklin 642 Webster Groves 84 Polar Star 79 Clifton Heights 520 Euclid 5路05 Progress 657 Erwin 1'21 Fenton 281 Olive Branch 576 Trilumina 205 Arrow Rock 55 Jonesburg ,4:57 Jefferson 43 Missouri 1 Caruthersville 461 Poplar Bluff 20'9 Dexter 532

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Location Flat River Clayton Ballwin Sedalia Gallatin Excello St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Maplewood St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Webster Groves St. Louis St. Lou'is St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Fenton St. Louis Marshall Arrow Rock Jonesburg Jefferson City St. Louis Caruthersville Poplar Bluff Dexter

WORK IN THE DEGREES. In nearly all of the 123 Lodges which I have visite-d, numbering well over l()O, I have been invited to confer degrees and deliver the lectures in each degree. I have unifo,rmly accepted such invitations because I can conceive of no greater pleasure for one who loves Freemasonry than to confer our beautiful -degrees on


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worthy and eager candidates. Wherever I have gone I have consistently preached a thorough knowledge of the Ritual and I felt that my message would fail of its effect if I manifested an unwillingness to display the more or less indifferent. proficiency which I myself had attained in the work. I thank the officers of these Lodges for the honor thus conferred on me. VISITS TO OTHER GRAND BODIES. In response to cordial invitations received from the Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, the Grand Master of the Grand Council of Missouri, and the Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of MissouIi, I visited the annual sessions of these three Bodies, the first two of which were held at Mexico on April 2'3, 24, and 25, and the l,ast of Which was held at St. Joseph on May 8 and 9. I was accompanied by the Grand Secretary on each of these visits. We were accorded every honor and courtesy within the power of these Grand Bodies to bestow. The Grand High Priest, the Grand Master of the Grand Council, and the Grand Commander have been invited to attend this annual communication of the Grand Lodge and have all promdsed to be present. I believe that only good can result from these interchanges of visits between the presiding officers of the several Grand Bodies. OTHER NOTABLE GATHERINGS. It would be impossible to enumerate and make adequate men路

tion of all the wonderful me,etings I have attended during my year, and to mention some and overlook others would, seem like making invidious distinctions. However, I cannot refrain from mentioning a few of them. On November 12, 1927, over 1,300 St. Louis Masons journeyed to Chicago under the a~spices ofCUfton Heights Lodge No. 520 to pay Banner Blue Lodge of Chicago a fraternal visit. This was a wonderful gathering and repaid all who took part for the Hme spent and expense incurred. A similar pilgrimage was made by Clifton Heights Lodge to Kansas City to visit East Gate Lodge No. 630 on April 21, 1928. I had the pleasure of accompanying Clifton Heights Lodge, and this meeting was in eve,ry way comparable to the great meeting held in Chicago on November 12. On February 15, 192'8, I attended a large meeting of Keystone Lodge No. 243 in the St. Louis Masonic Temple in the course of


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which Brother Charles A. Lindbergh entered the hall and was accorded an enthusiastic reception. It became my pleasant privilege to present Brother Lindbergh with a gold life membership card from his mother Lodge. MEETING OF THREE GRAND MAS'TERS. On Saturday, September 8, 1928, I was the guest of Bodley Lodge No. 1 at Quincy, Illinois. I was received by Most Worshipful Brother Louis L. Emmerson, Grand Master, on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, who also received Most Worshipful Brother Fred L. Wright, Grand Master of Iowa. The Grand Secretaries of Illinois and Iowa and- many other Grand Lodge officers were present. It was a wonderful occasion, and good cannot fail to result from such meetings of the Grand Masters of sister states. RELATIONS WITH OTHER GRAND LODGES. Many questions between the Grand Lodge of Missouri and other Grand Lodges have arisen during the past year. Fortunately, they were all of an amicable nature and ea:ch one has been settled to the satisfaction of all concerned. The relations between the Grand Lodge of Missouri and all the other Grand Lodges with which we are in amity have been exceedingly friendly and pleasant. I desire to express my special thanks to the Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries of Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania and New York for the many courtesies shown myself and the Grand Secretary during the past year. CORNERSTONE LAYINGS. I have laid the cornerstones of the following public and Masonic edifices with appropri,ate Masonic ceremonies. December 3, 1,927, Hall of Samaritan Lodge No. 424 at Bonne Terre. June 28, 1928, Northeast School at Marshall. August 4, 1928, Carondelet Baptist Church, St. Louis. September 12, 1928, Eastwood Memorial Methodist Church at Caruthersville. DEDICATIONS OF HALLS. No more important or solemn duty falls to the lot of a Grand Master than the dedication of Lodge Halls and Temples to the service of God and the great principles of Freemasonry. On nine


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different occasions it has been my pleasure and privilege to dedicate Lodge Temples and Halls, and I append herewith a list of those which" I have thus dedicated. November 6, 19217, America Lodge No. 347 at St. Louis. November 15, 1927, Palestine Lodge No. 2410 at St. Charles. November 25, 1927, Lexington High School Auditorium. December I, 1,927, Lambskin Temple, at St. Louis. January 3, 1928, Pomegranate Temple, at St. Louis. February 2, 1928, De Witt Lodge No. -39 at De Witt. April 14, 192'8, Pauldingville Lodge No. 1'1 at Wright City. September 1, 1928, Jonesburg Lodge No. 457 at Jonesburg. September 12, 1928, Samaritan Lodge No. 424 at Bonne Terre. INSTALLATIONS OF LODGE OFFICERS. I have had many requests to install the officers of subordinate Lodges, numbering perhaps more than a score. I have been able to accept only nine of these. It has been a great pleasure to me to serve the Lodges in the capacity of instaHing officer so far as lay in my power and a source of regret that I have not been able to accept all such invitations. Followi路ng is a list of the Lodges whose officers I have installed during the past year: December 15, 1927, Missouri Lodge No.1 at St. Louis. December 17, 1927, Triangle Lodge No. 638路 at St. Louis. December 19, 1927, Uaska Lodge No. 420 at St. Louis. J.anuary 4, 1928, Theouore Roosevelt Lodge No. 661 at St. Louis. January 7, 1928, Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 at St. Louis. January 10, 192'8, Ameriea Lodge No. 347 at St. Louis. January 11, 19208, Shekinah Lodge No. 256, at Festus. January 12, 1928, Columbia Lodge No. 534路, at Pacific. February 2, i928~ De Witt Lodge No'. 39, at De Witt. MASONIC DISTRICT ASSOCIATIONS. Though our Grand Lodge law does riot provide for the formation of Masonic District A'ssociations, I find that such associations when properly organized and conducted are productive of great good and have a tendency to promote greater Masonic interest


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among the members of the Lo<lges which compose them. I have attended the meetings of three such associations as follows: May 7, 1928, meeting of Thirty-sixth Masonic District Association at Sedalia. May 18, 1.'928, meeting of Fourteenth Masonic District Association at Excello. June 28, 1928, meeting of Saline County M.asonic Association (24th District) at Arrow Rock. Each of these meetings was largely attended and the loyalty and interest manifested by the brethren present lead me to believe that great good would be accomplished by the organization of more associations of this character. SPECIFIC GRAND LODGES. During the year I have convened and held Specific Grand Lodges as follows: November 6, 19217, at St. Louis to dedicate the new Temple of America Lpdge No. 347. November 15, 1927, at St. Charles to dedicate the new Hall of . Palestine Lodge No. 241. November 25" 1927, at Lexington to dedicate the High School Auditorium for a special communication of Lexington Lodge No. 149. November 28, 1927, at Moberly to hold a Lodge of Instruction for District Deputies. November 30, 1927, at St. Louis to hold a Lodge of Instructioil for District Deputies. December 1, 1927, at 'St. Louis to dedicate the new Temple of Lambskin Lodge No. 460. December 2, 1927, at St. Louis to conduct the funeral of Most W,orshipful Brother John T. Short. December 3, 192'7, at Bonne Terre to lay the cornerstone of the new Temple of Samaritan Lodge No. 424. January 3, 1928, at St.Louis to dedicate the new Temple of 'Pomegranate Lodge No. 95. January 13, 1928, at Kansas City to hold a Lodge of Instruction for District Deputies. January 20, 1928, at St. Joseph to hold.a Lodge of Instruction for District Deputies.

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February 2, 1928, at De Witt to dedicate the new Hall of De Witt Lodge No. 39. April 14, 1928, at Wright City to dedicate the new Hall of Fauldingville Lodge No. 1l. June 28, 1928, at Marshall to lay the cornerstone of the Northeast School. August 4, 1928, at St. Louis to lay the cornerstone of Carondelet Bapti'st Church. September 1, 1928, at Jonesburg to dedicate the new Hall of Jonesburg Lodge No. 457. September 12, 119218, at Caruthersville to lay the cornerstone of Eastw()od Memorial Methodist Church. September 13, 192'8, at Bonne Terre to dedicate the new Temple of Samaritan Lodge No. 424. FUNERALS. On four occasions it has become my sad 'lluty to conduct the Masonic funerals of deceased brethren. They were as follows: December 2, 19217, funeral of M. W. Brother John T. Short, Past Grand Master, referred t() above. January 6, 192'8, funeral of Brother Azariah William Lincoln for Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 at Springfield. February 13, 192'8, funeral of W. Bro. Frederick C. Hahn for Meridian Lodge No. 2 at St. Louis. April 18, 19'28, funeral ()f W. Bro. Thomas G. Ellis for New Hope Lodge No. 1'99 at Elsberry. BROADCASTING PROGRAM. On March 22, 192'8, I wa's the guest of Tower Grove Lodge No. 631. After the close of the Lodge a beautiful musical program was broadca:st, and I c()nsented to put upon the air a message of love and good will to the Freemasons of Missouri and those of other states who might chance to listen in. I believe that the field for broadcasting in connection with Free路 masonry is very limited, and all Masonic Addresges, or messages; sought to be "put upon the air" should ,be carefully prepared and strictly scrutinized before being released. It is pos'sible to do great harm by the broadcasting ()f irresponsible and ill-advised Masonic messages which penetrate to the uttermost corners of the land.


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CORNERSTONE LAYING OF ROCHESTER MASONIC TEMPLE. On April 7, 19;28', I had the honor of being present at the laying of the cornerstone of the new $2,000,000:00 Masonic Temple at Rochester, New York, by the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of New York. Most Worshipful Brother Harold J. Richardson, Gr路and M.aster, officiated assisted by his entire line of Grand Lodge officers. The ceremony was beautifully rendered and the affair appeared to be not only a Masonic celebration but a civic celebration by the people of Rochester as well. In the eveILing I attended a banquet at which were present the Grand Master and other officers of the Grand Lodge of New Y{)rk and many distinguished visitors from other parts of the United States and Europe. It was my good fortune to be permitted. to extend congratulations and felicitations to the Flfeemasons of Rochester for their wonderful ach'ievement. ST. LOUIS MASONIC TEMPLE. I believe that the erection of this new Masonic Temple at Rochester as well as the erection of many other splendid Masonic edifices throughout the country is due in large part to the impetus given to Temple building by our own great Masonic Temple in the City of S1. Louis. We are proud of our great Temple, whieh ranks as one of the largest in the United States and perhaps the most beautiful in the world. It is a Mecca for the Freemasons of the entire civilized world, thousands of whom come each year to see it as well as thousands of others belonging to "every country, sect, and opinion." VOLUMINO US CORRESPONDENCE. The correspondence which the Grand Master has conducted with the Worshipful Masters and Secretaries of Lodges all over the 'state and many brethren of the Craft has afforded me the greatest plea-sure and has been the source of much valuable information, as well as enlightenment on many important matters of interest to the Grapd Lodge. I have written upwards of four thousand letters in the line of my work as Grand Master and have been happy indeed to utilize this means .of communicating with those good brethren whom I could not .reach 路by personal visits to their Lodges.


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RESTORATION OF CHARTER. For reasons unnecessary to be reviewed at this time, Most. Worshipful Brother John Pickard, my pre-decessor, arrested the charter of Novinger Lodge No. 583. He recommended that his successor be vested with authority to restore the charter upon a convincing showing that the discordant elements which threatened the disruption路 of the Lodge would no longer work at cross purposes. On assuming the duties of my office, I thoroughly investigated the situation and after the lapse of several months, having assurances that certain irreconcilable members had moved away or had dimitted and that there was every路 prospect that peace and harmony would prevail if the路 charter was _restored, I directed Right Worshipfui Brother Charles F. Link, District Deputy Grand Master, to proceed to Novinger and restore the charter of the Lodge. The same was restored on February 17, 1928. Apparently the affairs of the Lodge have run smoothly -since the restoration of the charter, and I entertain high hopes that no further disoopd will breakout in this good Lodge, which in the main I know to be composed of men of the finest sense of their Masonic obligation. ARREST OF CHARTER. The Grand Lodge in 1925 heard and passed upon the report of the Committee on Appeals and Grievances in the case of Higginsville Lodge No. 364 versus Elmer Hamilton and adopted the recommendation of the Committee that the case be reversed and remandedto Higginsville Lodge for a new trial. For two years nothing was done to comply with the mandate of the Grand Lodge. In his address la-st year, Most Worshipful Brother Pickard reporte-d that he had路 the promise of the Worshipful M3ISter of Higginsville Lodge that the case would be retried on November 9, 1927. This promis-e ,vas not carried out. About two weeks ago I received word from the Worshipful Master of Higginsville Lodge No. 364 that the matter was still pending and he asked me for instructions. The word came entirely too late for me to do anything during my year as Grand Master other than to arrest the charter of the ~odge. I have no feeling against Higginsville Lodge, but am firmly convinced that a failure on the part of a Lodge for three years to comply with a mandate of the Grand Lodge constitutes either insubordination or such inexcl:lsable neglect as calls for drastic action. I, therefore, arrested the charter of Higginsville Lodge No. 36-4 and directed the District Deputy Grand lVI-aster to take it up


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and forward it to the Grand Secretary, which was accordingly done. I recommend that this matter be thoroughly investigated by the Jurisprudence Committee, to whom it has already been referred, and that they report their findings to this Grand Lodge. I recommend further that my successor be vested with power to restore the charter upon adequate assurances that there will be no further delay and that the orders of the Grand Lodge will be promptly and fully complied with. MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI. Through all the years of its existence, the Masonic Home of Missouri has been to the loyal Freemasons of this state the object of their greatest MaJS<>nic pride. They see in it the highest exemplification of our beautiful tenets of brotherly love, relief, and truth. Though the membership of the Grand Lodge has grown very little in the last few years and the funds availa~le for the Masonic Home have not increased materially, the number of applications for admission to the Home has grown beyond all expectations. If the increase in the Home family continues at its present rate, our buildings will soon be overcrowded and we will be hard pressed for funds to car,ry on this "great and -important undertaking." Some of our rsubordinate Lodges have been improvident in not fixing their dues at a sum sufficient to meet the legitimate demands upon their treasuries. Other Lodges have been lavish and overextravagant in the expenditure of their funds. Unfortunately, some of these Lodges seem to feel that the Grand Lodge Per Cap-ita sh'ould be' reduced to relieve them from the consequences of their own improvidence or extravagance. This is indeed a shortsighted policy, for no Lodge knows when it will" have occasion to ask admission to the Home for a distressed brother or the widow or orphan of a deceased Master Mason. The great and beneficent work which is being carried on at the Masonic Home of Missouri must not be permitted under any circumstances to be handicapped or curtailed by a shorts-ighted policy of reducing the revenues accruing to its treasury. I have attended the meetings of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home on several occasions and have found that the w,ork is conducted in the highest humanitarian and Masonic spirit, but at the same time in the most thorough going and careful business manner. The officel'ls and Directors of the Masonic Home are to


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be complimented on the great work they have done for the Fraternity and they ,should be strengthened and liberally upheld in the further discharge of this wonderful w-ork. On Christmas Monday, December 26, 1927, I partook of breakfast at the Masonic Home and attended the children's Christmas party. A large outpouring of brothers and si'sters was present to cheer the young folks 'and ass'ist in the distribution of their presents. The Masonic Home Christmas Committee, composed of representatives of all the MaJsonoic and allied bodies of the city of S1. Louis and St. Louis County, collects the funds for this party and for v'l.rious entertainments throughout the year. Perhaps, too, some of the Lodges in other parts .of the state contribute, though no data are now at hand. The Committee is doing a wonderful work and cannot fail to receive the warm approval and continued support of the Craft. On New Year's Monda~', J'anuary 2, 1928, I attended the old folks' party, tendered to the brothers and sisters of the Home by the Order of the Eastern Star, the Grand Matron presiding, at Which each of the old folks received a substantial remembrance. I am happy to have had these opportunities to meet the childrenand the old folks of the Masonic Home. I regret my inability to spend more time with them, but the duties of my office have been too heavy to admit of more frequent visits. EASTERN STAR CHAPEL. Some two or three years ago, when it became evident that the Chapel of the Masonic路 Home was -inadequate for the use of the Home family, the great Order of the Eastern Star volunteered to erect and equip a new Chapel on the Home grounds. This offer W'aJS accepted by the Board of Directors and in due time plans were prepared which met the approval of the Board. Construction was begun and has progressed until the beautiful Chapel is now complete and ready for dedication. This afternoon after luncheon and an automobile ride about the city the officers and members of the Grand Lodge will proceed to the Masonic Home where the new Chapel will be formally dedicated according to the solemn rites ot Freemasonry. I urge every brother present to attend this dedi路 cation. LEXINGTON COLLEGE PROPERTY. The Grand Lodge at its annual communication in 1927 author~颅 ed the incoming Grand Master to make final disposition of the


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Lexington College Property, to which the Grand Lodge asserted title of a somewhat vague 'and uncertain character. The Grand Lodge adopted the following recommend'ation of Most Worshipful Brother John Pickard, Gr,and Master: "(a) that the Grand Lodge direct the incoming Grand Master to appoint a special committee of three to investigate the entire situation and communicate to him the recommendations of said committee as to whether claim of title should be asserted by the Grand Lodge in the suit and recommending such course of action as said committee shall deem proper; and "(b) that there be conferred by the Grand Lodge upon the incoming Grand Master the power and duty to cause all such pleadings to be filed and other action to be taken in the present suit, and to execute. seal, acknowledge and deliver deeds of conveyance. or other instruments, and to cause the signature and seal thereon to be attested by the Grand Secretary. and to perform all other acts deemed by the Grand Master to be necessary. convenient or proper to carry into effect the recommendations which said committee shall make to him in the premises."

Pursuant to the action of the Grand Lodge, I appointed Most 'Vorshipful Brother John Pickard, Right Worshipful Brother James A. Kinder, and Brother Albert S. Dexheimer as the Committee to investigate and report upon the proposition. The Committee met ,and recommended that the Grand Lodge deed to the City of Lexington all its right, title, and interest in the said college property; said property to be used by the City of Lexington as a public park. Pursuant to the recommendation路 of sa.id 'Committee, I caused a quit cla.im deed to the property to be prepared, executed the same, and placed it in the hands of Right Worshipful Brother Henry C. Chiles with instructions to deliver it to the City of Lexington at the proper time. Right Worshipful Brother Chiles has informed me that the deed has been delivered and thus the Grand Lodge has divested itself of all claim to this historic tract and building which have been the subject of so many spirited controversies and which have filled so many pages of the early proceedings of our Grand Lodge. COURTIDSY DIDGREES. Numerous requests have come to me from Lodges in Missouri to arrange for the conferring of degrees on their candidates by Lodges in other Grand JurisdicHon,s. At the last annual communication of the Grand Lodge, my predecessor, Most Worshipful Brother Pickard, recommended that the Degree of Entered Apprentice be not hereafter conferred by a Lodge in Missouri for a Lodge in another Grand Jurisdiction. This reoommendation was approved by the


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Committee on the Grand Master's Address and by the Grand Lodge. I have deferred to the wish of the Grand Lodge thus expressed and have refrained from asking that the First Degree be conferred by Lodges of other Grand Jurisdictions or permitting it to be conferred by a Mis'souri Lodge for a Lodge in another Grand Jurisdiction. This recommendation and its approval, however, are in direct conflict wih Section 181 of the Grand Lodge Laws. I do not believe that it is either wise or proper to undertake to repeal a Grand Lodge By-Law by a res'olution, and this attitude with reference to the conferring of courtesy degrees ought to be abandoned or else the Grand Lodge By-Laws should be properly amended. GRAND LODGE LIBRARY AND M,USEUM. At its annual communication last October, the Grand Lodge appropriated the sum of $1,000.0'0 for the expense of the Grand Lodge Library and Museum. This II1JOney was required to pay bills already contracted and I have had no funds with w'hich to add to the 001lections on the shelves of the Grand Lodge Library. I have, however, succeeded in securing donations of quite a number of books and cash donations aggregating $100.00 for the Library. I recommend that a substan tLll appropriation be made and placed at the disposal of the incoming Grand Master and the Librarian to be used in building up and developing our Grand Lodge Library and extending its usefulness. At the beginning of the year in order that there might be a responsible hea.d to our Library and one charged with the custody and safe keeping of our books and relics, I appointed Right Worshipful Brother Arthur Mather, Grand Lodge Librarian. Until we are able to afford the services of a trained, full-time Librarian, I believe that he is the best man as he is undoubtedly the best situated man to hold this position. ROLLIN C. BLACKMER COLLECTION. During the past year Forest Park Lodge No. 578 has generously voted to loan to the Grand Lodge Library its splendid collection of books numbering in all about 1,200 volumes and covering almost the entire range of Masonic subjects. This valuable collection is known as the "Rollin C. Blackmer Collection" in honor of the late Worshipful Brother Rollin C. Blackmer, Past Master of Forest Park Lodge No. 5178. It is believed that as soon as the Grand Lodge Library is safely and permanently established and adequate provision made for


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its maintenance, Forest Park Lodge will transfer its title to these books to the Grand Lodge outright, but for the time being, while the future of the Grand Lodge Library is so uncertain, it cannot be blamed for retaining title to the collection. LIBRARY CONFERENCE AT CEDAR RAPIDS. On May 10 and 111, 1928, in company with Right Worshipful Brother Byrne E. Bigger, Deputy Grand Master, and Right Worshipful Brother Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary,. I attended a Librarians' Conference at the Iowa Grand Lodge Library in Cedar Rapids. This was presided over by Most Worshipful Brother Charles C. Hunt, Grand Secretary and Librarian of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. Many important phases of library work were discussed and much valuable information was secured which will redound to the benefit of our own Grand Lodge Library. The opportunity to路 view this wonderful collection of Masonic books and relics at Cedar Rapids, which constitute perhaps the greatest Masonic collection in the ","orld, afforded a rare treat, and I look upon it as one of the happiest expe,riences during my year as Grand Master. DECISIONS. A great variety of questions has been asked pertaining to matters of Masonic law. Many of these have been fully covered by existing law, and in such instances I have tried to point out to my correspondents the law applicable to the case in hand without cumbering our records with additional decisions. I have, however, rendered a number of official decisions after consultation with the Committee on Jurisprudence,and I take pleasure in submitting a terse statement of these decisions for the information of the Craft and such action as the Grand Lodge sees fit to take thereon. The Grand Lodge has a standing resolution that a question of law "shall first be submitted to the D. D. G. M. of the District, who shall forward it to the Grand Master, together with his opinion and suggestions thereon in writing." In some instances the questioner has observed the procedure indicated in the standing resolution. In many others, he has not. Sometimes I have insisted upon. the observance of the provisions of the resolution, but I have not always done so. I believe that the resolution embodies a wise and useful rule and should be more strictly observed in the future.


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If it is strictly observed it will result in a great saving of labor and

unnecessary oorrespondence to future Grand Masters. The Dis.trict Deputies have been of great assistance 掳to me in forestalling legal questions alreaody fully covered by existing law. In a few instances, however, they have "f.orwarded questions which were fully covered by the Grand Lodge By-laws and which they themselves could have answered by a careful reference to our taws. F-ollowing is a list of the decisions I have rendered: I. Two canodidates petitioned a Lodge in the State of Missouri tor the Degrees of :F'reemasonry. Each answered affirmatively the question, "Have you resided in the State of Missouri the twelve months last past?" Each was elected and received the Degrees of Entered Apprentice ,and Fellow Craft. Before either had received the Degree of Master Mason it appeared affirmatively that less than a year before petitioning the Missouri Loodge, one petitioner had registered as a voter in another state and the other had actually voted in the s'ame state. Held: That each petitioner had performed an act wholly inconsistent with the claim of a year's residence in Missouri; that the Missouri Lodge therefore had no jurisodiction over these peti路 tioners and their election and everything done thereunder was void including the conferring of the two degrees; that neither petitioner had been lawfully made an Entereod Apprentice or Fel路 low Craft and that each st-ood in the s'ame position as a profane who had never petitioned' for the Degrees of Freemas-onry. II.

A member .of a Lodge was convicteod of a crime and committed to the penitentiary. He has written his Lodge a letter requesting that he "be expelled from the Lodge and fr-om the Fraternity" and consenting "that such expulsion may take place at any meeting of the Lodge without preferring of any charges and without notice to him or to the members of the Lodge." Held: That before a Lodge can expel a brother upon his plea of guilty, charges ml}st have been preferreod against him.

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Seotion 27lh of the Grand Lodge By-laws, adopted at the Annual Communication of 192.7, affected in any way the work that had heretofore been done by said committee. Held: That,. in ad.dition to the new powers conferred on the Committee on Charity by Section 27lh, the Committee still has the powers possessed' by it in previous years under Section 27-1.

IV. Section 12 (0) of the Grand Lodge By-laws adopted at the Annual Communication in 1927, (see Proceedings, 1927, p. 221) contemplates that Lodges shall make their dues payable and collect the same for the calend.ar year. A Lodge by-law not s-o providing is in conflict with the Grand Lodge law and should be amended so as to provide that the dues shall be collected for the calendar year.

V. Section 138 provid.es, among other things, "that the Grand Master may for good cause grant a Dispensation authorizing another ballot at a stated meeting of the Lodge, to be by him designated, of which ballot all the resident members shall have notice." Held: That the notice to resident members provided for in Section 138 must give the name of the petitioner on whose petition the re-ballot is to be had. VI. If a Brother who has failed or refused to stand a satisfactory

examination in open Lodge in the proficiency lecture of the first section of the Degree of Master Mason, as required by Section 129 of the Grand Lodge By-laws, shall have been suspended for such failure, and after the termination of his period of suspension, shall continue to fail or refuse to stand such examinati-on for six months or more after being again notified by the Lodge so to do, such continued failure or refusal oonstitutes a new offense and subjects the Brother to further Masonic discipline. VII.

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suspension may be deferred. In the absence of a provision for the deferring of such effective date, such suspension shall be imme路 diately effective. VIII. Section 117 of the Grand Lodge By-laws was not intended to provide and there is no provi-sion under our present Grand Lodge By-laws by which an Entered Apprentice or a Fellow Craft made such in a foreign Grand JurisdicUon can become a member of a Lodge in the Grand Jurisdiction of Missouri. I construe Section 117 to refer to Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts from any Lodge within the jurisdiction of Missouri, who petition another Lodge within the jurisdiction of Missouri. A Lodge under the Grand Jurisdiction of Missouri cannot, therefore, confer the remaining degree or degrees upon such an Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft except by complying with the provisions of Sections 181 .and 182 of the Grand Lodge By-laws. DISPENSATIONS TO REBALLOT. Many dispensations to reballot on petitions have been asked and all have been granted because in each instance a seemingly good reason has been given. EXCHANGE OF GOVERNMENT BONDS. The Grand Treasurer informed me that the Grand Lodge was the owner of $5,000.00 worth of Third Liberty Loan Bonds which would mature on September 15, 1928. He recommended that these be exchanged for a new issue of government bond,s bearing 3% % interest, which would not be callable until 1940, the Grand Lodge to draw interest on both issues until the date of maturity of the Third Liberty Loan Bonds. This exchange, under my instructions, was carried into effect by the Grand Treasurer on July 14, 1928. There were also $500.00 worth of Third Liberty Loan Bonds belonging to the William F. Kuhn Library Fund, which were exchanged for a 路like amount of the same issue of government bonds on the same conditions as above. SUPERVISION OVER ERECTION OF LODGE TEMPLES. In the last ten years the Lodges of Missouri have passed through an era of Temple building. Many of these Temples are beautiful an~ stately in design and well calculated to impress the


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world at large with an idea of the dignity an~ worth of Freemasonry. Most of them perhaps have been carefully financed.. In some instances, Lodges have incurred too heavy a burden of debt and have hung a millstone about the necks of their members. I favor the introduction and adoption of a Grand Lodge By-law or resolution, making it incumbent on all Lod路ges which contemplate the erection of a new Temple or Hall to fil"St submit their proposition to the Grand Master to be referred by him in turn to an appropriate and competent committee for careful analysis, investigation, and approval. Such a course would obviate some of the financial wrecks we 1:lave had among our Lodges and better protect the cre~it of Masonry. This committee, if appointed, should also see to it that the Lodges they deal with protect their buildings and property adequately by fire and tornado insurance, a safeguard which is too often overlooked by the Looges to their serious detriment and great sorrow. HURRICANE R ELIIDF COMMITTEE. A recent ~evastating hurricane has laid waste thousands of homes in Porto Rico and Florida. Hundreds, if not thousands, have been killed and other thousands have been maimed and injured. The Gran~ Secretary, at my request, has endeavored to obtain accurate data concerning the situation in these Grand Jurisdictions. Thus far, the information obtained has only been partial, but it is believed that there is a pressing need for Masonic Relief in these storm stricken areas, and especially in Porto Rico. Most Worshipful Brother John Pickard, a little over a year ago, appointed a committee of three to look after the relief of the lower" Mississippi Valley Flood SUfferers, and to ~isburse the funds col~ected from the Brethren of Missouri for that purpose. I have reappointed this same Committee as a Committee on Hurricane Relief, to deal with the present emergency. This Committee consists of Right Worshipful Brothers Arthur Mather, Andrew J. O'Reilly, and George W. Walker. An unexpended balance of the Flood Relief Funds remains in their han~s and I have instructed them to expend any part or all of this balance for the relief of the Hurricane Sufferers. I am sure that the Grand Lodge will put the seal of its approval on this action. If the funds in their hands are not sufficient, the incoming Grand Master can be fully relied upon to rise to the greater emergency.


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CONCLUSION. The sands in the Hour Glass have almost run. My year as Grand Master i'8 rapidly drawing to a close. My feelings are those of mingled joy and regret~joy in having been permitted to serve God and my Brethren. in so noble and glorious a causeregret in not being able to accomplish more. I have found the Freemasons of Missouri to be in very truth a noble Band of Brothers. That "beautiful system of morals" which is "veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols," has to a few remained completely hidden behind the veil. To many the veil has been but a thin one which like the mists of morning has yielded to the sunlight of intellectual and spiritual aspiration. The ritual and lectures of our Fraternity have become suffused with a Divine significance which in turn exalts and glorifies the life about us till we realize that we are living in the outer courts of eternity and that our life here is but the beginning of OUT life hereafter "In that House not made with hands eternal in the Heavens." My Brethren, you have afforded me a wonderful opportunity to come into a higher realization of our kinship with God, by affording me SO splendid an opportunity to come into closer kinship and fellowship with the Craft of Missouri. The lessons which I have learned in my year of high service ,are deep and lasting, and I shall never forget the debt of gr,atitude lowe to the 115,000 men who compose the Masonic Fraternity of the State of Missouri. I opened this address with a solemn acknowledgment to the Grand Architect of the Universe. It ,seems fitting that I should close it in the same manner. He is the Alpha and the Omega. We ha'Ve prospered because we have worshipped the "Great Beneficient Author of our Existence." In the years to come whether the outlook be dark or bright let us at least deserve to prosper, by putting our Trust in God. Fraternally submitted, ANTHONY F. ITTNER, Grand Master.


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THE GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS.

To the Most rVorshipful Grand Lodge of Missouri A. F. & A. M.: Your Committee on Grand Master's Address submits the following report. We congratulate the Craft on the zeal and fidelity with which it has been served by our Grand Master during the past year. Owing- to the change of time of the meeting of the Grand Lodge, the official year was only eleven months long; yet in those eleven months our Grand Master visited 123 Lodges in separate halls and made in all 161 visits to Lodges in Missouri. In most of these visits he responded to invitations to confer degrees and deliver the lectures; a record for work by a Grand Master unequalled in the history of this Grand Lodge, which merits our highest commendation. We recommend: That the various financial matters named in his report be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means: That his reference to the death of M. W. Bro. John T. Short and other brethren be referred to the Committee on Obituaries.. That all decisions, the conferring of courtesy degrees, supervision of the erection of Masonic Temples, and the arrest of the charter of Higginsville Lodge No. 364, be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence. That all matters touching the Masonic Home be referred to the Committee on Masonic Home. We approve the disposition made of the Lexington College Property. We heartily commend the zeal of the Grand Master in his effort to secure $25,000.00 as a special fund to insure the continuance of work on the George Washington National Memorial and express the hope that this fund may be completed by this Grand Lodge at its presen t session. . The faithful service our Grano. Master has given the Craft ever since he became a Freemason prepared us to expect good work at his hands. He has gone beyond any reasonable demands that could have been made upon him, and we tender him our hearty thanks for the service with which he has honored his high office. Fraternally submitted, C. H. BRIGGS, Chairman ARCH A. JOHNSON J. S. McINTYRE W. A. CLARK JULIUS C. GARRELL OLAF A. LUCAS

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE.

M. W. Bro. Corona H. Briggs presented his report on Fraternal Correspondence which was -received and ordered printed in the Proceedjngs. (See Appendix.) .

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M. W. Bro. John Pickard then presented the report of the Committee on Obituaries which was adopted as follows: To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Brethren: The Committee on Necrology begs leave to report: MISSOURI.

JOHN THOMAS SHORT November 4, 1857 - November 28, 1927. Past Grand Master John T. Short was born in Carlyle, Illinois, November 4, 1857, but his active life belonged almost entirely to Missouri. As a young man he came to southeast Missouri near Cape Girardeau. Here he laid the broad foundations of his future usefulness as a Ma'Ster Builder and a Master Mason. Teaching school in the winter, he worked as a carpenter in the summer. At the ag-e of twenty-five he trudged on foot over the hills nine miles through a storm of rain and snow to receive his Third Degree. When he reached the Lodge, he found "no quorum" because the inclemency of the weather had kept the local Lodge members away. Nothing daunted at the next stated Communication he again walked the nine miles and was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason, March 4, 1882. His keen intelligence, his active interest, his unflagging devotion to the great principles and to the ritual of our order won prompt recognition and he became for the year 1887 Master of Excelsior Lodg-e No. 441 located at Jackson, Mo., the Lodg-e in which he was made a Mason. In 1888 he moved to Jefferson City which was his residence for the remainder of his life. Here for thirteen years he served as District Lecturer and District Deputy Grand Master of the 31st District and he brought the Lodges of his district to a high degree of enthusiasm and efficip.ncy. He was a leader whom men instinctively and readily followed. He was a tower of strength for Masonry in every place in which he sojourned. In 1904 he was appointed Grand Senior Deacon and was elected Grand Master in 1907. He was not given to much speaking, but when he did speak, his words had great weight for the brethren had perfect confidence in his absolute honesty, sincerity and sound jUdgment.


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The admirable Qualities which he displayed as a Freemason. he carried into all the relations of life. From being a carpenter, he became a Master Builder and a Superintendent of building operations. He ever demanded that specifications should be strictly followed and that work should be honestly done. So when new buildings were to be erected at the State University after the fire of 1892, JOhn Short was welcome as a Superintendent of Construction. When the beautiful State Capitol was erected in Jefferson City the Commission chose John Short, Superintendent of all building operations. When the beautiful York Rite Temple was to be erected here in St. Louis, the Committee in charge again made John Short Superintendent of Construction. For years Brother Short was a valuable member of the Masonic Home Board. When extensive alterations, repairs, and construction work became necessary in connection with the Hospital at the Home, Brother Short became Superintendent of the Home so that he might give thorough attention to this important work. All these great buildings stand as monuments to the fine capacity and .sterling integrity of John Thomas Short. ALLAN McDOWELL HOYT May I, 1875 - July 15, 1928 Past District Deputy Grand Master 59th Masonic District Made a Master Mason in Greenfield, Mo., in 1898, in 1899 he moved to Independence, Mo., and affiliated with McDowell Lodge No. 324 of that city. He became Master of this Lodge, was a Past High Priest of Independence Chapter No. 12, a Past Commander of Palestine Commandery No. 17 and was a member of Westport Council No. 38. At the time of his death he was Secretary of his Lodge, Recorder of his Commandery and Treasurer of his Chapter. In all the Grand Bodies, Lodge, Chapter, and Commandery for many years he served on various i'mportant committees. When the 59th Masonic District was formed in 1911, he was appointed Deputy Lecturer and District Deputy Grand Master of this new District. These offices he held for 14 consecutive years until 1925 when on account of ill health he was compelled to resign. On January 15, 1926, a testimonial dinner was given to him and the largest available room in Independence was filled to capacity with friends who delighted to do him honor. For many years his efficient life was devoted to three main activities: music, for he was a fine bass singer, the work as Assistant Treasurer in a hank, and especially to Masonry. Allan McDowell Hoyt was the nephew and namesake of that Allan McDowell who was for so many years Grand Lecturer of our Grand Lodge and he bore his name worthily. For he was an excellent ritualist, accurate in language and impressive in delivery. He was an outstanding, a splendid representative of that fine corps of Deputies who have done so much to raise the standards and increase the- effectiveness of the Masonic Lodges of this state.


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ALABAMA.

GEORGE MILBURNE MORROW August 20, 1846 - May 2, 1928 Past Grand Master George Milburne Morrow, Past Grand Master, passed away at the ripe age of four score and two years having been a Master Mason for fifty-nine years. He was also a member of the Royal Arch, a Knight Templar, and a Shriner. He was Grand Master of Alabama 18901892. "As a youthful soldier, as a young physician, as a wholesale druggist, and as sheriff of his home county, no matter in what form of service he engaged, the name of George M. Morrow was above reproach. He had time for politics, for his church, for civic betterment. He was a zealous, active and enthusiastic Mason, always alert for the best interests of the Order and ready at all times to assist in its labors and promote the welfare of his brethren. At the time of his death he was Senior Past Grand Master of Alabama and witll his passing a strong pillar has been taken from our Temple." COLORADO.

WILLIAM T. BRIDWELL October 10, 1845, in Virginia - September 29, 1927 Past Grand Master Made a Master Mason in 1871 he served. the Craft for fifty-six years and was elected Grand Master in 1889. "He was active and influential in all the various Masonic路 organizations, and had received practically all the honors within their power to bestow. He was Grand High Priest in 1888. At the time of his death he was Deputy Grand Master of the Grand 'Council of Royal and Select Masters. Knighted a Tcmplar in 1883, he held some office in his Commandery each year until his death." As a Scottish Rite Mason he was coronetted Honorary 33d degree in 1905, having served as presiding officer of the Scottish Rite Bodies: of Pueblo. Largely through his influence upon the lives of others, his Lodge became a training school for Masonic leaders, so much so that four Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Colorado have been selected from its membership. "As a useful citizen and kind neighbor he will be sorely missed by the people of the community in which he lived for so many years." CONNECTICUT.

JUSTIN HOLDEN October 5, 1852 - April 25, 1928 Past Grand Master Raised a Master Mason in Somerset Lodge No. 34, NorWich, he remained a member of that Lodge through life, serving as its Master in 1896 and 1897. In Grand Lodge he served as District Deputy in 1898, 1899, and


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1903. He was elected Grand Master in 1912 serving one year. He was also a member of Chapter, Council, and Commandery, in the first two of which, he was at different times presiding officer. "He was a zealous and faithful Craftsman and will be sorely missed by his fellowtownsmen." GEORGIA.

ROBERT L. COLDING September 2, 1866 - October 21, 1927 Past Grand Master Raised to the Sublime Degree of Mllster Mason in 1890, he was Grand Master 1912-1913. Made a Royal Arch Mason April 15, 1891, he was chosen Grand High Priest in 1902. Admitted, set Apart, and Solemnly Consecrated a Companion of the Holy Order of High Priesthood in 1899, he was elected Excellent President 1909. Elected a member of Georgia Council in 1891, he was chose'n Grand Master of the Grand Council in 1903. Made a Templar in 1895, he was chosen Deputy Grand Commander in 1927. A zealous member of the Scottish Rite, he at different times took' 75 speaking parts in conferring its degrees. A Shriner since 1898, he served as Potentate in Alee Temple. "His passing at his home in Savannah was as he had lived. He went ahead as the brave, stalwart, courtly, Craftsman and gentleman that marked him in personal, professional, and Masonic life. There can he no death for a life carried on as our beloved and distinguished brother had lived. "Today the attributes of his character are widened even more iII our hearts and memory. All who knew him loved him." THOMAS J. CARLING June 13, 1852 - March 22, 1928 Past Grand Secretary Rec"eiving the degree of Master Mason in 1883, he became Worshipful Master in 1894. He was also a. member of the Chapter, Council, Commandery and Shrine and received the first fourteen degrees of the Scottish Rite. He was Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge and of the Grand Chapter and Grand Recorder of the Grand Council from February until .Tune, 191ft He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Masonic Home from 1907 to 1925, serving as Chairman of the Board from 1922. "Engraved in letters of love, admiration and respect upon the hearts of this Craft in Georgia linger the recollections of the life of our brother, as Freemason, as Citizen, as friend, and in his family affairs, the beloved Craftsman lived to the fullest of his ability." KANSAS.

CHARLES J. WEBB July 7, 1863 - January 3, 1928 Past Grand Master "One of the most distinguished Craftsmen" in Kansas. Made a Master Mason in 1885, he was Grand Master of Kansas in


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1900. Exalted in 1891, he was Grand High Priest in 1901. Received the Order of High Priesthood in 1895. Passed the r.ircle in 18!)1, he became Grand Master of the Grand Council in 1905. Knighted in 1891, he was Grand Commander in 1903. He was installed Knight Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine in 1899. He reccived the 32d degree of the Scottish Rite in 1899. He served faithfully and well on many and important committees in all the bodies. KENTUCKY.

WILLIAM CALDWELL l\:[cCHORD July 3, 1850 - July 5, 1928 Past Grand Master Raised a Master Mason in 1872, he was elected Grand Master in 1900. He received the Capitular degrees in 1873 and was Knighted in 1880. Business man, lawyer, county attorney, member of the legislature, of the Constitutional Convention, of the Committee to revise the statutes, Chairman of the Committee that built the Masonic Temple in Louisville, he rendered valuable service to his fellow citizens and to the Craft. MICHIGAN.

JAMES E. DILLON November 8, 1859 in Ontario - December 24, 1927 Past Gran'd Master Raised to the Sublime Degl'ee of Master Mason in 1892, he became Grand Master in 1911. He received the Capitular Degrees in 1893, the Cryptic Degrees and the Orders of Knighthood in 1901, the 32d degree of the A. A. S. R. in 1894. He was crowned an Honorary 33d degree member of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite Northern Jurisdiction in 1917. He became a Shriner in 1894, and was received into the Red Cross of Constantine shortly before his death. He was an active member of the George Washington Memorial Association from the date of its organization, being the official Representative of the Grand Lodge of Michigan and served as Second Vice-President from the inception of this project to the day of his death. "On account of his sweet, quiet, and unassuming mannerism, he was lovingly dubbed by his associate Grand Lodge members with the soubriquet of "Noisy Jim." lUINNESOTA.

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one term. He passed the Circle in Cryptic Masonry in 1892 and became a Knight Templar in 1894. He was also a 32d degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine. "Brother Adams was an exceptionally fine ritualist; and eloquent speaker, and an indef'atig-able worker in the interests of Masonry and of humanity." GIDEON SPRAGUE IVES January 19, 1846. in New York - December 20, 1927 Past Grand Master Made a Mason in 1871, he was elected Grand Master in 1901. He was e~alted to the most Sublime Degree of the Royal Arch. He was President of the Minnesota Masonic Home for fifteen years. He served through the Civil War, was Major in the National Guard for eight years, and was Department Grand Commander of the G. A. R. He was County Attorney, City Attorney, State Senator and Lieutenan t Governor and Federal Referee in Bankruptcy. "Brother Ives was conspicuous for his fidelity to all Masonic and other fraternal obligations. Few men in the state were better known or more highly regarded. Kind, gentle, courteous, with ready speech and a keen wit, he was the life of any party In which he participated. He will be long remembered by a host of friends." MISSISSIPPI.

J AMlDS THOMAS HARRI'SON May 21, 1848 - May 18, 1928 Grand Master 1895 Grand High Priest 1895 Grand Commander 1897 J AMES PINK CABLE April 25, 1846 - October 31, 1927 Grand Tyler 1923 - 1927 ltIONTANA.

WILLIAM HENRY ALLEN December 5, 1856 in Pennsylvania - April 12, 1928 Past Grand Master Receiving his third degree In 1889, he was elected the 50th Grand Master of Montana in 1915 when the Grand Lodge was celebrating Its 50th Anniversary. He was made a member of the A. A. S. R. in 1926. "From the date of his raising as a Master Mason, his interest in Masonry was intense. Brother Allen was a man of deep convictions, very sympathetic and a firm believer in the Masonic institution. He served the Craft with fervency and zeal. Tho~e who knew him best and knew his nature will miss路 him mosL" NEBRASKA.

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was .exalted in 1917, received the Cryptic degrees in 1917, was knighted in 1917, received the degrees of the Scottish Rite in 1917 and was a member of A. A. O. N. M. S. Brother Shepherd was Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge in 1914, Grand Chaplain in 1915 and 1916 and from 1919 to the date of his death, a total of eleven years. He was chairman of the Committee on Masonic Education and has served as such for 路several years. "No man has ever held the peculiar place in the hearts of the members of the Craft in this Grand Jurisdiction as did Dr. Shepherd. Possessed of a genial personality and commanding presence, he was loved, respected, and honored because of his wonderful qualities. One of the finest tributes paid him was that of Bishop Beecher, when he said, 'I shall always remember his wonderful smile.' His~ influence will live for generations. His life was supremely dedicated to God, Country, and Humanity." ORMAN J. KING March 5, 1851 - December 26, 1927 Past Grand Master Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in 1873, he was elected Grand Master in 1907 and had the honor of presiding at the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska, September 23, 1907. He was a Royal Arch Mason and received the Cryptic degrees in 1899, was a member of the Scottish Rite and received the rank and decoration of the Knight Commander of the Court of Honor in 1907. He was made a Noble of the Mystic Shrine in 1906. He was Second President of the Nebraska Masonic Home. "Thus we note the passing of one of the builders of Freemasonry in this commonwealth, one of the brethren who said little 'and did much. He was loyal to his friends and probably few men in his home city could number as large an acquaintance and as many close personal friends." NEW YORK.

WILLIAM A. ROWAN January 28, 1870, in Vienna, Mo. - January I; 1925 Past Grand Master Raised to the Suhlime Degree of Master Mason in 1907, he was Grand Master of New York 1924-26. "His stalwart personality, his ardent interest, and application to the minutest degree in shaping the Craft's vast affairs, his foresight visioning the responsibilities ahead, he was verily a builder not for today or yesterday, but for the years. The arduous work so willing-Iy undertaken and so ably consummated for the reconstruction of the financial methods of the Grand Lodge will be an enduring monument to his ability, 路zeal and love for and consecration to the Fraternity. The value of his contribution to the cause of Freemasonry is beyond calculation. Calm and deliberate, intelligently analytical, firm for the maintenance of Masonic traditions and landmarks, he did a wonderful work for the preservation 'and advancement of true Masonic ideals.


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The Craft has lost a great leader, but the influence of his life and devoted service will abide." OHIO.

ALBERT BRADLEY FAIRCHILD August 3, 1849 - November 24, 1927 Grand Tyler GEORGE DODDRIDGE COPELAND December 14, 1860 - May 4, 1928 Past Grand Master OKLAHOMA.

DAVID DURAND HOAG August 3, 1841, in Ontario - .Tune 10, 1928, in Kansas City Past Grand Master Past Grand Lecturer Made a Master Mason in 1866, he served as Grand Master of Oklahoma: in 1908. He served as Grand Lecturer 1911-1918. Made a Royal Arch Mason in 1870, he served as High Priest of Enid Chapter No. 37 in Oklahoma. Received the Cryptic degrees and was Grand Master of the Grand Council of Kansas in 1888. Knighted in 1878, he was elected first Commander of Enid Commandery No.8 of Oklahoma. Receiving the Scottish Rite degrees in 1902, he was coronetted Inspector General Honorary 33d degree in 1911. He was a Shriner and also a member of St. Lul{e's Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine. Probably his most valuable service to Masonry was rendered as member of the Committee on Work for the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma from 1896 to 1910 and as Grand Lecturer from 1911 to 1918. JAMES A. SCOTT July 15, 1847, in Missouri - April 5, 1928 Past Grand Master Raised in 1873, he was Grand Master in 1897. Exalted in 1875 he was Grand High Priest in 1916. Passed the Circle in 1894, he was Grand Master of the Grand Council in 1909. Knighted in 1890 he was Grand Commander in 1915. He was Grand Secretary of the Grand Chapter and Grand Recorder of the Grand Commandery 1917-1928. "Brother Scott held more Masonic offices, each obtained under greater disadvantages than any other member of the Craft who has appeared on the Oklahoma Masonic Stage. The duties of those offices were scrupulously, faithfully, and aggressively performed, for he was a positive and a fearless character. In his own estimation the crowning triumph of his career was the successful launching while he was Grand Master of Indian territory of the movement to .establish a Masonic Home." SOUTH CAROLINA.

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Scone and Perth, Scotland, he was Grand Master of South Carolina in 1907 and 1908. Exalted to the Sublime Degree of the Royal Arch, he was Grand High Priest for 1911 and 1912. Receiving the Cryptic Degrees in 1921, he was Grand Master of the Grand Council for 1910 and 1911. Knighted in 1901, he served as Grand Commander in 1923. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and a noble of the Mystic Shrine. "The strongest asset that any community can have is a good man. .T'ames Leslie Michie was a g-ood man. This sing-Ie testimony is the highest tribute that can be paid to his memory. His loved ones affirm it, his community bears witness to it, and the scrupulous honesty that characterized his dealings with his fellowmen attest it. He demonstrated to the world about him the glorious truth that a man can comoass the span of nearly seventy years, live a life of useful service, and keep his heart pure and his hands clean. Nowhere will he be missed more than in the field of Fraternal Correspondence where he 'represented the Grand Bodies of South Carolina. So proficiently for nearly eighteen years. In this capacity he won a place of peculiar distinction for himself and for the Jurisdiction which he represented. He was recognized by many of his contemporaries as the Nestor of Fraternal Correspondents. TEXAS.

WILLIAM CLARK Octoher 1, 1848, in Kentucky - January 13, 1928 Past Grand Master Received the Master's Degree in 1884, he became Grand Master in 1902. Exalted in 1895, he served the Grand Chapter as Grand Orator, Grand Principal Sojourner, and Grand Captain of the Host. He was admitted as a Royal M'aster in 1885, serving as T. I. M. 1888-1895 and became a member of Gray Commandery Knights Templar in 1885. "He became profoundly interested in our beloved Fraternity immediately following his initiation and throughout the years that followed he applied himself to the study of its philosophy and the teaching of its tenets, both by precept and by example." VIRGINIA.

JOSEPH ~LLIfu~ EGGLESTON August 12, 1844, in Indiana - November 20, 1927 Past Grand Master Made a Master Mason in 1876, he served as Grand Master from 1908 to 1910. "Probably his greatest contribution to Masonry was as Chairman of Foreign Correspondence. He brought to this work his full share of the distinct literary flair that appears to have attached to the Eggleston family. For thirty-one years he wrote the Foreign Correspondence Report for the Grand Lodge, and through it all exhibited the family skill in words and fine imagery with that courteous force that lit up all his comments, always holding true to the great principles of our time honored institution."


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ABRAHAM LINCOLN MILLER March 29, 1863 - November 14, 1927 Past Grand Master Raised a Master Mason in 1896, he became Grand Master in 1905. Exalted in 1900, he was Grnnd High Priest in 1908. Greeted as' a. Select Master in 1905, he served as Illustrious Master in 190'6 and 1907. Dubbed a Knight Templar in 1907 he served as Commander in 1912. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and a Member of the Shrine. "Judge Miller was a remarkably fine gentleman. He was one of the most active in civil affairs, ever willing to aid in the development of the community with an unselfish and broad minded spirit. His friendliness and companionship radiated towards all." A friend has said, "He lived a Mason; he died a Mason; he still lives a Mason." ROY STANTON HAYWARD November 10, 1877, in Iowa - February 4, 1928_ .Tunior Grand Warden Raised a Master Mason in 1899, he served as D. D. G. M. from 1909 to 1911; as Grand Lecturer for two years and was elected .Tunior Grand Warden in 1927. He was exalted in 1917; greeted in 1918 and dubbed a Templar in 1921. He was an active member of the Scottish Rite and was crowned an Honorary member of the Supreme Council in 1927. "He was a lovable character. In every walk of life he was found standing on the side of truth and justice. He was deeply interested in church and Masonic affairs because he loved to serve the great moral and religious principles they inculca teo He was ever true to himself, to his fellowman and to his God." WES'I' VIRGINIA.

WILLIAM TAYLOR WORKMAN December 5, 1852 - October 17, 1927 Grand Master "Our Grand Master died at his post, full knightly with his armor on, and who can say but that this is as he would have wished. Active in Masonry for more than half a century, it was fitting that his passing should occur while he was serving the Grand Lodge and the Craft at the very pinnacle of his career. "His heart and soul were bound up in Masonry from young manhood, and he was known far and wide among our Lodges as a lecturer and a teacher of the esoteric work, and he had even been called beyond the limits of our Jurisdiction to impart instruction. His life was an open book known and read of us al1." WISCONSIN.

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was High Priest 1891-1905, and served the Grand Chapter as Grand Scribe and as Grand Lecturer for twenty-three years. He was greeted as a Select Master in 1889 and Knighted in 1900. "In a sense, we cannot eulogize such a life. His was the embodyment and daily exemplification of the great ideals of life and tenets of our Craft; faithful to principle, ever responsive to duty, uncompromising in questions of right, a constant seeker for truth. "The record of his life will be a priceless heritage to those who follow him." WYOlliING.

CHARLES N. POTTER October 11, 1852, in New York - Decemher 20, 1927 Past Grand Master Made a Master Mason in 18!l4, he was elected Grand Master in 1902. He received the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and was made a 33d degree Mason. "For twelve years he was Chief Justice of Wyoming. Upon the bench he was impartial and unyielding in matters of principle and his decisions were sound and respected by those who plead cases before him. His aim and purpose was to do justice and no technicality that could be avoided stood in the way. "His knowledge of Masonic law, learned through many years of actual service, fitted him as chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee of the Grand Lodge which he held for many years. "His character and the ideals he advanced were an inspiration to his brethren. He lived a useful life openly in the light of day and its influence was always exerted for those things which were worth while." SUMNER MILLER May 18, 1861, in Pennsylvania - January 8, 1928 r.hairman of the Masonic Home Fund and a Past Grand Master of Iowa Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in Iowa in 1882, in 1894 he was elected Grand Master of Masons in that state. He was a memher of Wyoming Consistory No.1 and a Knight Templar. His first appearance in the Grand Lodge of Wyoming was in 1913. "At this meeting he presented a resolution asking that a committee b(' appointed to investigate the methods of caring for destitute brethren of other Grand Jurisdictions. This resolution was passed a nd he was anpointed Chairman of the committee. At the next Annual Communication, the report was made and the way paved for our present Masonic Home Fund. Brother Miller was appointed one of the trustees of this fund and hecame its chairman which office he held until his death. His crowning achievement in his work in the Grand Lodge was his untiring efforts in the care of this fund." DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

T. JOHN NEWTON January 20, 1852 - ,January 2, 1928 Past Grand Master 1914


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ARVINE W. JOHNSTON January 28, 1856 - March 4, 1928 Grand Secretary Emeritus MATTHBW TRIMBLE March 1 fl, 1842 - May fl, 1928 Past Grand Master 1897 PROVINCE OF ALBERTA, CANADA.

STEPHEN YOUKG TAYLOR August 4, 1866 - March 28, 1928 Past Grand Master Past Grand Treasurer Grand Secretary Made a Master Mason in 1889, he was elected Grand Master in 1915, in 1916 he became Grand Treasurer. In 1917 he was chosen Grand Secretary, a position which he filled to the date of his death. "He bore without ahuse the grand old name of 'gentlemen.' His life of usefulness had been directed along three main avenues; educational, humanitarian, and religious.' "Throughout the city and nrovinces there are many who have reason to he grateful for his helping hand. Possibly' it was such high and admirable qualities in his life that commended him to his brethren in Masonic circles and which resulted in his heing offered the highest duties and honors in 路Freemasonry." Fr.aternally SUbmitted, JOHN PICKARD, BLAIn MILLER, S. A. CASEY.

STANDING ,AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES. TheseComm'ittees, appointed by the Grand Master, were announced hy the Grand Secretary and the full list posted for the information of the Representatives: ' JURISPRUDBNCE-Forrest C. Donnell, Chairman; .Tames F. Green, 'Wm. S. Campbell, Charles E. Cullen, W. E. Bailey, Henri L. Warren, Marvin B. Boisseau, Thos. F. Hurd, Merrill E. Otis, Gustave A. Stamm, \Vm. L. Hamrick. APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES-Karl M. Vetsburg, Chairman; Guy C. Million, W. C. Gordon, O. H. Swearingen, G. C. Marquis, Chas. F. Ballak, R. E. Kavanaugh, Chas. L. Ferguson, Wm. F. Woodruff, Gaetano D'Amato, Paul C. Anthes. WAYS AND MEANS-W. W. Martin, Chairman; Tolman 'V. Cotton, Julius C. Garrell, Bert ~. Lee, Geo. C. Marquis. CREDENTIALS-Fred B. Howarth, Chairman; Walter Webb, T. S. Evilsizer, L. 'H. Abrams, Henry F. Woerther, W. F. Jungbluth. PAY ROLL--Walter R. Shrodes. Geo. V. Calvert, Chas. A. Barth, Lester L. Dooley, Harry H. Lyle, Harry M. Green, Ernest 'V. Chewing, Noel B. Grinsted.


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CHARTERED LODGES-C. L. 'Alexander, Erwin Ocker, C. E. Harris, Howard A. Ellis, Alfred H. Goult, H. C. Palmer. LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION-Byron Chaphe, Oliver Hohlmeyer, John C. Cutler, Roy L. Harris, Ben A. Britain. CHARITY-T. W. Cotton, Chairman; R. R. Kreeger, W. W. Martin, W. S. Campbell, Arch A. Johnson. REPORTS OF D. D. G. M.'s-Bernal L. Tatman, Clayton Warren, Frank .J. Pimoeli, D. W. Wheeling. MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF-Andrew J. O'Reilly, John D. Newman, II. 1. Taylor. CORRESPONDENCE-Corona H. Briggs. OBITUARIES-John Pickard, Blair Miller, S. A. Casey. AUDITING-H. Clay Perkins. GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS-Corona H. Briggs, and all Past Grand Masters nresent. UNFINISHED BUSINESS-Manuel Goodman, Harry Theis, Louis MotteI. TRANSPORTATION AND HOTELS-Wm. F. Miller. ARRANGEMENTS-Theo. C. Teel, C. Lew Gallant, Richard O. Rumer.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES. MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF MIS'SOURI-Bert S. Lee, Chairman; Ray V. Denslow, Secretary; W. P. Osgood, Henry C. Chiles, Willis Bray, Chester Kennedy, Thad R. Smith. SERVICE RECORD (Memorial)-Harold L. Reader, Chairman; Leon Snow, Irwin Sale, Henry A. Chapin. MANUALS-Arthur Mather, Chairman. MEETING OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS-C. Lew Gallant, Chairman; Theodore C. Teel, Richard Rumer. RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES-Ray V. Denslow, Chairman; C. H. Briggs, Van F. Boor, T. W. Cotton, Orestes Mitchell. RITUAL-Julius C. Garrell, Chairman; J. R. McLachlan, R. 11:. Kreeger, .J. Gwynn Gough, Charles Drehmann, W. R. Gilbert. MASONIC TEMPLE ASSOCIATION OF ST. LOUIS-C. H. Briggs, Chairman; John P. Austin, Harry Simon. FATHERLESS CHILDREN OF FRANCE-R. R. Kreeger, Chairman. GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION-Bert S. Lee, Chairman; Orestes Mitchell. LIBRARY-John Pickard, Chairman; John P. Austin, J. S. McIntyre, .J. H. Scarborough. SURVEY OF LODGES-Byrne E. Bigger, Chairman; G. A. Sample, E. L. Robinson, C. A. Swenson. MASONIC HOME (Visiting Committee)-Solon Cameron, Chairman; W. B. Massey, W. P. Mason. FLOOD RELIEF-A. J. O'Reilly, Chairman; Arthur Mather, G. W. Walker. REDISTRICTING OF STATE-J. R. McLachlan, Chairman; E. F. Hanna, G. A. Sample. LEXINGTON COLLEGE ADVISORY COMMITTEg-John Pickard, J. A. Kinder, Albert S. Dexheimer; Samuel R. Freet, H. C. Chiles, Attorneys, (serving without pay).


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REPORT OF GRAND SECRETARY.

This report covering official action in office of Grand Secretary for the period October 17, 1927, to September 8, 1928, was presented by R; W. Bro. Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, and adopted as follows: NEW LODGES. Two new Lodges chartered at the last session of Grand Lodge were set at work according to law, and are named, numbered and located as follows: CHARTERED OCTOBER 26, 1927. Lodge No. Location County District Fifty-ninth 569 Marlborough Jackson Marlborough Forty-first Aldrich 664 Aldrich Polk DUPLICATE CHARTERS. By order of M. W. Bro. Anthony F. Ittner, Grand Master, dupli~ate charters were issued to the following Lodges: Doric Lodge No. 300, destroyed by water; duplicate issued December 14, 1927. Lodge of Love No. 259, destroyed by fire; duplicate issued January 12, 1928. Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260, destroyed by water; duplicate issued April 19, 1928. Peculiar Lodge No. 530, destroyed by water; duplicate issued April 19, 1928. Strafford Lodge No. 608, destroyed by water; dup1i~ate issued February 15, 1928. Craig Lodge No. 606, destroyed by fire; duplicate issued June 20, 1228. PROCEEDINGS DISTRIBUTED. The 1927 Proceedings were printed and distributed 40 days after the Grand Lodge session. COMMISSIONS TO DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. By order of M. W. Bro. Anthony F. Ittner, Grand Master, commissions were issued to the' sixty District Deputy Grand Masters路 in our 59 Masonic Districts; the 33d District having two District Deputy Grand Masters. . CHANGES IN DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. R. W. Bro. G. V. Proctor, Centralia, having resigned, W. Bro. Roy R. Wright, Columbia, was appointed to fill the vacancy. R. W. Bro. Ed. I. Harris, Flemington, having resigned, W. Bro. Morris E. Ewing, Morrisville, was appointed to fill the vacancy. COMMISSIONS TO GRAND REPRESENTATIVES. Grand Master Ittner appointed the following as Grand Representatives of Missouri near their respective Grand Lodges: Georgia Wm. Bordley Clarke Savannah Florida Richard B. Lovett _ Tamp8


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RECOMMENDED FOR APPOINTMENT. Grand Master Ittner recommended the following as Grand Representatives of sister Grand Jurisdictions near the Grand Lodge of Missouri: ""est Virginia South Australla

C. Lew GallanL Theo. C. TeeL

St. Louis St. Louis

REPORTS OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS.' Blanks for these reports were sent to the sixty District Deputy Grand Masters, July 15th, and all have responded, emphasizing the fact that there were no delinquent Lodges in their Districts, which represents diligent work on the part of our Deputies. BLANKS FOR ANNUAL RETURNS. Two copies were mailed June 1st, with accompanying circular, giving full directions to Secretaries; and on July 7th sealed circular was mailed to all non-reporting Lodges, calIlng attention to the law which was complied with by all the Lodges. STATISTICAL. -Number of Chartered Lodges in this Jurisdiction............ 661 Number of Chartered Lodges making returns on time................ 661 Total number of members in Chartered Lodges 113,705 . - 1 Lodge arrested September 7, 1928, had made full report.

Total Total Total Total Total

number number number number number

REPORTED BY CHARTERED LODGES. Initiated 3,522 Passed 3,372 RaIsed 3, 372 Affiliated.................................................................. 949 Reinstated................................................................ 850

Dimitted 1,077 Suspended Unmasonic Conduct.................................... 7 Suspended Nonpayment of Dues 2,611 Expelled 25 Deaths' ' 1,454

5,171

5,174

Loss............................ Net Loss :.....

3 85

STATEMENT OF PER CAPITA TAX FOR 1928. In Chartered Lodges 113,705 Master Masons at $2.10 each Arrears

Overpaid, 1927

$238,780.50 1,794.05 $240,574.55 57.50 $240,517.05


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Dues remitted 1,532 at $2.10 each........................................

3,221.40

Unpaid balances due Grand Lodge for 1928........................

$237.295.65 151.10

Overpaid, 1928

$237.144.55 111.35

Total Per Capita Tax for 1928, Sept. 8, 1928.-

$237.255.90

CASH BALANCES RECEIVED FROM LODGES SUBSEQUENT TO CLOSING OF BOOKS. No. Lodge 68/Kennett 821Jackson

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..:::::::::::::::::::::::: 157/North Star 166 Portageville 2081saliSbUry 229 Claflin 264 Kirbyville 277IWm. D. Muir 359lGarrett

~:~~ 2.10 4.20 6.30 4.20 2.25 2.10 4.20

No. Lodge 3921Christian 3981Jasper 4'281Pittsville 4351Rockbridge 473jNineVeh 510 New Hampton 568 Naylor 592/La Russell 598 Leadwood 659!Alpha; TotaL

Amt. $ 2.10 2.10 4.20 10.90 6.45 2.10 4.20 2.10 2.10 2.10 $75.00

CHARTER RESTORED. The Charter of Noving-er Lodge No. 583 was arrested July 15. 1927, for cause, and the Lodge remained dormant until February 17, 1928, when the Charter was restored by Grand Master Ittner, and the Lodge duly set at work. CHARTERS CONSOLIDATED. Newton Lodge No. 175 voted to consolidate with Granby Lodge No. 514, Granby, Newton County, in December, 1927, and returned its Charter to the office of Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge. Papinsville Lodge No. 140 voted to consolidate with Rockville Lodge No. 341, Rockville, Bates County, in March, 1928, and returned its Charter to the office of Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge. CHARTER ARRESTED. The Charter of Higginsville Lodge No. 364 was arrested, for cause, September 7, 1928, by Grand Master Ittner. Per Capita Tax of $300.30 was paid by the Lodge on 145 members, leaving balance of at least $2:10 due Grand Lodge. The 1928 returns from this Lodge are unbalanced; letters of correction remaining unanswered.


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SPECIAL DISPENSATIONS. Laying Cornerstones. Ernest Davis, Municipal Water flJnd Light Building, Carthage, December 14, 1927. Ernest Davis, American Legion Hall, Sarcoxie, February 7, 1928. Max E. Schmidt, High School at Glasgow, September 4, 1928. W. A. Clark, State Highway Commission Building, Jefferson City, May 8, 1928. B.E. Bigger, High School at Holliday, June 19, 1928. C. F. Link, Public School, Novinger, June 12, 1928. C. H. Briggs, School Building, Fair Grove, June 23, 1928. Arthur Mather, Court House, Poplar Bluff, June 25, 1928. C. F. Link, School BUilding, Green top, June 27, 1928. 'V. N. Marbut, Temple at Mt. Vernon, July 20, 1928. B. E. Bigger, Educational Annex to First Baptist Church, Palmyra, August 30, 1928. W. N. Marput, Community Building, Cassville, August 27, 1928. S. B. Kennon, High School, Holden, September 10, 1928. Meetings-New Masonic Temple, St. Louis. Gardenville Lodge No. 655, Special Communication, November 26, 1927. . Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520, Stated Communication, December 27, 1927. Dedications. Vltr. L. Hamrick, Hall of St. Andrews Lodge at Shelbyville, November

18, 1927. G. V. Calvert, Hall of Lodge of Love at Lancaster, January 17, 1928. W. N. Marbut, Hall of Comfort Lodge at Rocky Comfort, March 8, 1928. Wm. H. Dillon, Hall of Morehouse Lodge at Morehouse, March 24, 1928. C. E. Armstrong, Hall of Mt. Zion Lodge at West Plains. C. E. Armstrong, Temple at Koshkonong, May 17, 1928. Carlisle Randall, Temple at Craig, June 21, 1928. C. A. Swenson, Temple at Cabool, June 21, 1928. Arthur Mather, Hall of 路Alpha Lodge No. 659, August 30, 1928. Election of Officers. Trowel (440), Dec. 27, 1927. Fidelity (339), Dec. 28, 1927. Osborn (317), Jan. 14, 19,28. St. Francisville (588), Jan. 5, 1928. DeWitt (39), Feb. 2, 1928. Puxico (596), Feb. 10, 1928. Wadesburg (348), March 2, 1928. Novinger (583), March 16, 1928.

Whitewater (417), March 3, 1928. Blackwell (535), June 2, 1928. Rutledge (572), June 15, 1928. Glensted (250), June 30, 1928. Cainesville (328), JUly 5, 1928. Phoenix (136), July 5, 1928. Waverly (61), July 26, 1928. Mt. Ararat (382), Sept. 1, 1928.


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Installa tion of Officers. Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40, December 15, 1927, at Moolah Temple. Beacon Lodge No.3. January 10, 1928, at New Masonic Temple. Change in Place of Meeting. Houston Lodge No. 580, November 2, 1927. Ionic Lodge No. 154, December 5, 1927. Meridian Lodge No.2, Meeting of March 15, 1928. Reballot. Clinton (548) Bridgeton (80) Wakamda (52) Marlborough (569) Naphthali (25) Alpha (659) Ionic (154)

Aldrich (664) Tuscan (360) Beacon (3)-3 Cache (416) Maplewood (566) California (183)

Fidelity (889) Shekinah (256) Paul Revere (330) Benj. Franklin (642) Magnolia (626) Marion (616)

Special Meetings. Lexington Lodge No. 149 in High School Building, November 25, 1927. Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 in Scottish Rite Cathedral, June 16, 1928. To Borrow Money. Barnes Lodge No. 11.6, not to exceed $3,500.00, May 28, 1928. COURTESIES RECEIVED AND GRANTED. By direction of Grand Master Ittner, 77 requests have been made to sister Grand Jurisdictions to confer Degrees for Missouri Lodges, and 77 requests have been received by Lodges in Missouri to confer Degrees for sister Grand Jurisdictions. TRANSPORTATION AND HOTELS. September 1st circular letters were mailed to all Lodges with the information that railroads in the State had agreed to sell round-trip tickets at r,educed rates on the certificate plan. Copies of this circular may be found in the Grand Lodge. MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI. Warrant No. 171 for $112.10 was issued to the Masonic Home on June 30, 1928, to cover 5/7 of back dues collected since October 17, 1927. The 'Per Capita Tax, to and including September 8, 1928, together with arrears received since July 1, 1928, amounts to $237,255.90-5/7 of Which, $169,468.50, has been turned over to the Home at weekly intervals. Recapitulation. Five-sevenths of back dues to June 30, 1928 $ 112.10 Five-sevenths of 1928 Per Capita Tax, as above 169,468.5-0 Grand total paid to the Home, on this account since October 17, 1927

$169,580.60


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THE DR. WM. F. KUHN LIBRARY FUND. Inaugurated by donation of $500.00 at Grand Lodge session. October 17, 1922. This fund, since exchange in bond was made July 18, 1928, consists of: One $500 U. S. Treasury 3 o/s % Bond held in Grand ~odge Safe Deposit Box, Kansas City, Mo $~OO.OO Interest on above to October 17, 1927 148.88 $648.88 Deposited Interest on Bond, May 12, 1928 $10.62 Deposited Interest on Bond, July 1, 1928 10.63 Interest on Savings, 1st National Bank in St. Louis........ 2.12 Interest on Savings, 1st National Bank in St. Louis........ 2.26 Total Library Fund, September 8, 1928

25.63 $674.51

GRAND LODGE PROPERTY. Fully described in report of Auditor of Accounts of Grand Lodge.


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SPECIAL INITIATION FEE FOR BENEFIT OF MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI. As shown below, total amount received on this account !tom October 18, 1927, to September 8, 1928 $ 31,490.00 Total amount reported on this account, October 17, 1927 .. 359,910.00 Grand total paid to Masonic Home on this account, to and including September 8, 1928 $391,400.00

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Mt. Zion . Cainesvllle , . Kennedy . Paul Revere . Charity . Excello . Chlllicothe . Breckenrldr;e . Joplin . Hallsvllle . Blue Springs . Herculaneum Fidellty . Westport . Rockvllle . Circle . Agricola . Moberly . Fellowship . Arlington . America . Wadesburg '" . Pollock . Tyrlan . Mosaic ' . Friend . Barnesville . Hebron . Adelphi . Ancient Landmark .. Aux Vasse '" . Northwest . Garrett . Tuscan . Riddick . Hiram . Fraternal . Hlgglnsvllle . Bayou . Adair . Barry ...•............ Crescent Hlll . Composite . Wllliamstown . Sheldon . Nonpareil . Belle .. Wllderness . Waynesvllle . King Hill .

Paid 160.00

80.00 270.00 20.00 30.00 20.00 310.00 20.00 60.00 10.00 290.00 20.00 20.00 70.00 140.00 10.00 250.00 10.00

20.00 10.00 80.00

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377 Ancient Craft 378 I Berlin Billings ............. 379 380 Queen City ......... . 381 Ionia . 382 Mt. Ararat 383 Pythagoras ....... ". 384 East Prairie 385 \ Rlchl.nd ......... , ... 386 Dayton .............. 387 Woodside ........... 388 Chula .. 389 Arcana . 390 Marionvllle ......... . 391 Raytown ........... . 392 Christian . 393 Bee Hive '. 394 Lucerne .. 395 Hatfield '. 396 W.estern Light ...... 397 Gower 398 Jasper 399 Pike ,.. " 400 Decatur .. 401 Carterville . 402 Malta ... 403 Lowry City '" 404 Rosendale '" 405 Everton . 406 Malden . 407 Charleston . 408 Montrose ........... . 409 Louisville .......... . 410 Iberia . 411 Joppa . 412 Appleton City ..... . 413 Valley . 414 Greensburg . 415 Hunnewell . 416 Cache 417 White Water ........ 418 Clear Creek ........ 619 Star ................. . 420 Itaska 421 Urbana ..... , ........ 422 Gate of the Temple. 423 Galt .................

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425 426

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30.00 10.00 60.00 10.00 70.00 20.00 20.00 90.00

40.00

30.00 60.00 100.09 20.00 50.00 20.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 20.00 290.00 20.00 30.00

130.00 130.00 200.00 20.00 Samaritan ........... 60.00 Green Ridge ......... 10.00 Rothville 10.00

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No·1 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473

474 475 476

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Paid

Glenwood ... ······0 . 30.00 Pittsville ............ 10.00 New Madrid , Winona .............. 60.00 Cement Competition ......... 90.00 Mack's Creek Wheellng ............. Rockbridge ........... Gothic ............... Lafayette ........... Temperance ........... 30.00 Mt. Olive ............ Trowel ............... 90.00 Excelsior 40.00 Burllngton Anchor 120.00 Ada .................. West Gate ........... 100.00 Ivanhoe ........... " .1030.00 Jacoby .............. 10.00 10.00 Schell City ....... ' " Bois D'Arc .......... Belton ................ 30.00 Raymore ............ Verona ............... 120.00 Forsyth .............. Continental ......... HInton ............... Wallace ............. 20.00 Jonesburg ........... 10.00 Melville ........... ' .. 10.00 Hazelwood .......... 40.00 Lambskin ........... 350.00 Caruthersvllle ....... 30.00 Santa Fe ............. 30.00 Clifton ............... 20.00 Concordia ............ Gaynor City ......... Southwest . ......... 20.00 Pleasant Hope ...... Red Oak ......... ' . ' Plato ................ Nodaway ............ 50.00 Mineral ....... ....... 10.00 Pickering ........... 50.00 Nineveh ............. 20.00 Guilford ............. 10.00 Golden .............. Mt. Hope . ........... 50.00 •••••••••••

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490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 600 601 502 603 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 1)11 512 513 5H 515 516 517 518 519 520 5'21 522 523 524 525 526

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Henderson ......... . Racine ............... Rich Hill ......... ... ................ I Jewel I Marceline ............ Clintonville ...... , ... Fairfax .............. Kirkwood ........... Cold Water .......... Cairo ................ Chilhowee ........... Lock Spring ......... Lakeville ............ Montevallo ..... " ... Vandalia ............. Daggett. ............ Vernon .............. \ Lewistown .......... Unity ................ \ Robert Burns ....... Equality ............ I Pee Dee ............. I Harmony ............ I Jameson ............. Buckner .......... ... Philadelphia ........ ........ I Prairie Home ........ Platte City I Euclld I Lathrop ............... ............. Clearmont ........... Saxton ............... Van Buren ........... ...... I New Hampton ......... ... I Skidmore Webb City ....... . I Senath .............. . Granby ........... ... Galena ........... ... Milford ........... ... Seligman ....... ... I Oriental ............ Crane ................ Clifton Heights . ... Lockwood .......... Gate City ............ Stinson .......... .... Spickardsvllle ....... ......... I Cunningham I Wayne ..............

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Paid 50.00 70.00 40.00 30.00 50.00 20.00 10.00 20.00

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120.00 30.00 50.00

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190.00 30.00 10.00 20.00 40.00 10.00 310.00

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Lodge

Higbee ............... 527 528 Conway ............. 529 Apollo ............... Peculiar . ............ 530 531 Lane's Prairie . ..... , 532 Dexter ............... 533 Comfort ............. 534 Columbia ............ 535 Blackwell ........... Ingomar ............. 536 537 Bethel ............... Stella ................ 538 539 Dawn ................ Winigan ............. 540 541 Jacksonville ........ 542 Ferguson ............ 543 Mansfield . ........... Algabil . ............. 544 Zalma . .............. 545 546 Orient . .............. 547 South Gate . ......... 548 Clinton. . ............. 549 Carl Junction ....... 550 Rose Hill ............ 551 Pendleton ........... 552 Calhoun . ............ 553 / Clarksburg ......... 554 Foster ............... 555 I Summersville ........ 556 Prairie .............. 557 Blairstown .......... 558 Moscow .............. 559 Clarksdale . .......... 560 Nelson ................ Cowgill .............. 561 562 Deepwater .......... 563 York ................. 564 Jamesport ........... 565 Tebbetts ............. 566 Maplewood .......... 567 Miller .: ............... Naylor ............... 568 569 I Marlborough ......... Republic .............. 570 Hayti ................. 571 672 Rutledge ............ 573. Bernie ............... 574 1 LaMonte ...... ...... 575 Easter ............- ..-. ~ Olive Branch 676

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614 615 616 617 618 619

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No., 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613

Ewing ............... Forest Park ........ Grandin Houston ............. Illmo ................ Koshkonong ......... Novinger .......... , . Red Bird ............. Shamrock ............ Criterion ........... . Branson ............. St. Francisville .... .. Grove Spring ........ Advance ........... .. Barnett ......... , .... LaRussell ........... Union ................. Blodgett ............ .. Cole Camp ........... Puxico .............. . Bosworth ............ Leadwood .......... . Elvins ............... Cosby ... -. ............ Clayton ........... " . Acacia ............... Morehouse ........... Strasburg ........... Walker ......... , .... Craig ............... . Eminence ........... . Strafford ....... , .... Warrenton ........ " Clark .............. " Centertown ....... . " Mokane ........... ... Wellston ............ . Mt. Washington .. ... Chaffee ............. . Marlon ............. . Swope Park ........ Grandview .......... Fairview ........... . •••

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10.00 70.00 50.00 10.00 50.00 20.00 40.00 20.00 10.00 40.00

30.00 20.00 30.00 30.00 10.00 110.00 90.00

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150.00 40.00 20.00 430.00 40.00

No·1 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664

Lodge

Paid

.............. I Willard . ........... I Anderson Norwood ............ Maple . ............... Owensville . ......... Sheffield . ........... Magnolia . ............ Wallace Park . ...... Mendon . ............ Valley Park ........ East Gate . .......... Tower Grove ........ Belgrade ............ Archie ............... I .Steele ............. ... I Greentop ............ Mountain View Triangle ............. Mizpah . ............. Jennings ............ Trinity .............. Benj. Franklin . ..... Northeast . .......... Grain Valley . ...... Clever ................ Shaveh .............. Noel ................. Elmer ................ University ........... Parma ............... Cleveland ........... Pilgrim .............. Shawnee ............. ...... I Commonwealth Gardenville ......... Country Club ....... Progress ............. Purity ............... Alpha ................ Holliday ............ Theodore Roosevelt. Clarence ............. Rockhill ........... Aldrich ..............

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40.00 110.00 40.00 30.00 710.00 140.00 40.00 10.00 350.00 30.00 50.00

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100.00 210.00 140.00 37.0.00 410.00 350.00 50.00 120.00 40.00 200.00 10.00 110.00 60.00 80.00 100.00 150.00 60.00 110.00 120.00 230.00 10.00 120.00 70.00

Total, September 8, 1928 .............................. $31,490.00


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THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION. Total received from.all sources up to and inclUding October 17, 1927, as reported, $115,880.60. All payments made since that date, amountingto $3,591.66 are itemized and shown below, making a grand total received ou this account $119.472.26, up to and including September 8, 1928. Paid to Grand Secretary LODGE 12 Tyro $ 16.25 85 MiamL. _._....... 17.25 94 Vienna............................. 30.00 107 Greenville........................ 67.50 117 Helena............................. 5.50 118IKingston.......................... 33.00 141IAmsterdam..................... 14.25 161 Clifton Hill.................... 33.00 166!Portageville.................... 6.00 196IQuitman _. 13.00 224IHamilton......................... 147.00 2371La Plata _. 8.50 248JClarkton.......................... 28.00 254IBuHer _. 7.55 256IShekinah.......................... 92.00 2571Lodge of Light.............. 16.40 258\RaVanna.......................... 9.50 274 Cold Spring.................... 5.75 278IEssex............................... 24.00 280lReed Spring _. 11.25 285 Earl.................................. 5.75 288 Hermitage....................... 17.75 3151Jerusalem _. 21.25 321IJonathan......................... 6.00 341IRockville -13.00 351 Mosaic.............................. 11.75 361 Riddick............................ 24.50 370lwilliamstown................. 4.00 379 Billings............................ 3.75 9.00 387 Woodside.........................

Paid to LODGE Grand Secretary 390IMarionville :.............. 7.00 394 Lucerne _. 19.00 396lwestern LighL _.. 12.50 398 Jasper............................... 25.00 402IMalta c........... 54.00 406IMalden -.. _.......... 7.25 407Icharleston _. 107.00 408 Montrose......................... 18.00 428!Pittsville.......................... 18.00 431ICement.. _......... 8.25 4331Mack's Creek................. 16.25 434Iwheeling -.. 27.00 449 Bois D路Arc _...... 7.75 5.50 468 Red Oak.......................... 480jJewel................................ 15.00 489ILakeville _ _. 10.25 498 Pee Dee........................... 10.70 506 Lathrop........................... 20.7!) 511 Skidmore _. 15.25 513 Senath.............................. 33.00 526IWayne.............................. 36.00 560INelson.............................. 18.00 572\Rutledge _ _. 39.75 5921La Russell... _. 6.00 .596IPuxico.............................. 30.25 603IMorehouse _. 21.75 616IMarion._. 4.51 6171Swope Park.................... 58.50 632IBelgrade _.. _........ 11.75 633IArchie _ _. 16.25 $1.382.66


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COLLECTED FROM PETITIONERS ACCORDING TO STANDING RESOLUTION-1927. "THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THIS GRAND LODGE NOW IN ANNUAL COMMUNICATION: That in order to maintain the Freemasons of Missouri in the One Hundred Per Cent Class and that the Brethren coming in from now on shall have a part in this great Masonic Memorial, each Lodge shall require the petitioner for the Degrees to pay at the time his petition is received the sum of one dollar, which amount shall be forwarded to the Grand Secretary with the annual report on June 30th of each year, this to remain in force until the completion of the Memorial." LODGE

Paid to Grand Secretary

l/Missouri 2 Meridian 31Beacon . -I Howard 5 United 61 Ark . 7l O'Sullivan . 81williamSbUrg . 9 Geo. Washington . 10\A g enC y .......................• 11 Pauldingville . 12\T y rO . 13 Rising Sun . 141Eolla . 151Western Star . 16/Mem P his . 17 Clarksville . 181Palmyra . 191paris Union . 20ISt. Louis . 211Havana . 221Wellington . 231Florida . 241Wyaconda ; . 251Naphtall . 261Ava . 27lEvergreen . . 281St. John's 291Windsor . 30lHuntsvllle . 311Liberty . 321Humphreys . 331 Ralls : . 341Troy . 351Mercer . 361Cooper : . 371Hemple : ; . 381Callao . . 391De Witt

12.00 10.00 1.00 14.00 2.00 19.00 6.00 2.00 1.00 1 ()()

1.00 1.00 3.00 3.00 5.00 6.00 4.00 11.00 10.00 1.00 4.00 9.00 5.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 4.00 3.00 3.00 1.00

LODGE

Paid to Grand Secretary

40jMt. Moriah 41 Bismarck . 421Middle Grove . 431Jefferson . 44IFair Play . 451Bonhomme . 461Wentzvllle . y 47/Fa ette . 48 Fulton . 491Holt . 50lXenia . 511Livingston . 521Wakanda . 531Weston . 541Index ...........................• 551Arrow Rock . 561Tipton . 571Richmond . 58\Monticello . 591Centralla . 60INew Bloomfield . 61 Waverly . 62\Vincll . 631cambridge . 64 Monroe . 65 Pattonsburg . 661Grant City . 671Rocheport . 681Kennett . 691Sullivan . 7°IArmstrong . 711Savannah ...............•..•• 721Gorin . 731Eureka . 74 Warren . 751Silex . 761Independence . 771Lebanon . 781St. Joseph .

26.00

6.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 27.00 4.00 2.00 3.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 6.00

1.00 4.00

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Paid to LODGE Grand Secretary 79jPolar Star.................... 9.00 80lBridgeton 4.00 8llCentral . 82jJackson . 1.00 83jLaClede . 84 Webster Groves . 11.00 851Miami . 2.00 861Brookfield . 3.00 4.00 87jWaShin g ton . . 88 Defiance 1.00 891Friendship . 7.00 90lRussellville . 2.00 9llMadison . 921Perseverance . 2.00 7.00 93181. Marks . . 94 Vienna 5.00 95 Pomegranate . 23.00 961St. Andrews . 2.00 971Bethany . 1.00 981Webster . 3.00 . 991Mt. Vernon 2.00 lOOIAsh' Grove . 4.00 10liBogard . 100 1021Bloomington . l031West View . 1041Heroine . 16.00 ~05lKlrksville . 10.00 l061GallaUn .................•...• 5.00 107jGreenville . 3.00 l081Altamont . l09/Stanberry . 110\MarCUS . 111 Trenton . 2.00 1121Maitland . 113lPlattsburg . 2.00 114ITwilight . 115lLaddonia - ' 6.00 1161Barnes . 117IHelena . 1181Kingston ...................• 4.00 5.00 1191De Soto . 120 Compass . 3.00 12llErwin . 11.00 122/Triplett _.. 1231Hermann . 4.00 3.00 1241Union Star . 1251Gentryvllle . 1.00 12618eaman . -127lAthens . 3.00 1.00 1281Lorraine . 129 Monett _ ~ 11.00 lS0'Bume . 3.00

Paid to Grand Secretary LODGE 1311potosi . 1321Farmington . 2.00 1331Star of the WesL . 13410lean . 1351Braymer . 1361Phoenix . 3.00 137/Delphian . 1.00 138\Lincoln . 1391°regon . 141lAmsterdam . 142lPleasant Grove . 143lIrondale . 6.00 144/Modern . 4.00 145lLatimer .

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148Ipurdy . 149lLexington . 150lBirming . 1511Milton . 1521Linn Creek. . 1531Bloomfield . 1541Ionic . 1551Springhill . 1561Ashland . 1571North Star . 1581Mtn. Grove . . 159' Green City 160lPleasant .. 1611Clifton Hill . 1621WhitesvllIe . 16310ccidental . 164\Joachim . 165JMaryvllle . 1661Portagevllle .. 1671Revere . 1681Colony . 169/Camden Point . 170lBenevolence . 171lHartford . 1721Censer . 1731Gray Summit . 174ISturgeon . 1761Point Pleasant . 1771Texas . 178\GriSWOld ...................• 179 Pride of the West . 180lPyramid . 1811Novelty . 1821Pilot Knob . IS31California . 1841Morley .

1.00 5.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 5.00

3.00 1.00 5.0G 10.00

5.00 1.00 2.00 8.00 4.00 2.00 1.00 2.00

4.00 3.00 3.00 1.00 8.00

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Paid

Grand Secretary

185/Chamois . 1861Morality . 1871Hermon . 1881Hannibal . 189/Zeredatha . 1901Putnam . 1911Wilson . 1921Frankford . 193 Angerona . L941Wellsvllle . 1951Bolivar . 1961Quitman . 1971Carthage . 1981Allensville ,' . 1991New Hope . 200lSonora . 2011Ravenwood . 2021Westville ...................• 2031Brumley . 204jRowley . 2051Trilumina •........_..••_.•• 2061Somerset . 207jClay . 2081Salisbury . 2091Poplar Bluff . 210lUnionvllle . 211IHickory Hlll . 2121Four Mile . 2131Rolla . 214IForest City . 2151Hornersvllle _ . 2161Hale City . 217\Barbee . 218 Good Hope _ . 219\Albert Pike . 220lKansas City . . 221/M YSt!C Tie . 222 La Belle 2231Ray . 2241Hamilton _ . 2251Salem . 226\Saline . 2271Cypress . 2281Shelbina . 229\Clatlin •..•...................... 230ISt. Ja'mes . 2311Cardwell . 2321polo . 2331Bucklin . . 2341St. Francois 2351Weatherby . 2361Sedalia .

2.00 1.00 2.00 9.00 20.00 7.00 2.00

7.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 5.00 1.00 5.00 2.00 8.00 9.00

3.00 8.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 29.00 7.00 17.00 7.00 15.00

4.00 1.00 3.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 14.00

LODGE

2371La Plata 2381Rushvllle 2391Hopewell 240lManes 2411Palestine 2421Portland 2431Keystone 2441Middle Fabius, 2451Knobnoster 2461Montgomery 2471Neosho 2481Clarkton 2491Carroll 250jGlensted 2511Hope 2521Alanthus 2531Laredo 254/Butler 255 Alton 2561Shekinah 2571Lodge of Light 2'58lRavanna 2591Lodge of Love 260lMechanicsvtlle 2611Florence 2621Holden 2631Summit 2641Kirbyvllle 2651Corinthian 2661Social 2671Aurora 2681Lodge of Truth 269/Brotherhood 270lNew Salem 271ISolomon 272\Granite 2731 St. Clair 274ICold Spring 275lBunker 2761Grand River 2771Wm. D ..Muir 2781Essex 2791Hogles Creek 280lReeds Spring 2811Fenton 2821Cosmos 283IStockton 2841Canopy 2851Earl 2861Urich 2871Craft 2881Hermltage _.._

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1.00 1.00 11.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 1.00 4.00 1.00 6.00 2.00 1.00 /1.00 5.00 1.00 2.00

18.00 2.00" 11.00 8.00 7.00 2.00

1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 17.00 3.00 7.00

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Paid to Grand Secretary LODGE 289/Graham 2.00 290jFairmount . 2911Edina . 2921Lamar . 5.00 2931Sarcoxie . 294/Mound City . 1.00 295 Moniteau . 5.00 2961Sparta . 3.00 297/0zark , . 2981Sampson . 299\Temple . 17.00 aOOIDoric . 2.00 3011White Hall . 302 Lick Creek . 5.00 . 303 Osage 2.00 304/Signal . 3.00 305lceCile-DaYlight . 306 Ashlar . 4.00 307 New London . 2.00 3081parrott .. 1.00 309 King Hiram . 1.00 310jSikeston . 1.00 3111Kearney . 3121Cuba . 4.00 3131Meramec . 3.00 4.00 3141Pine . 315/Jerusalem . 5.00 3161Rural . 317lOsborn . 3181Eldorado . 3191Paulvllle . 320lVersa1lles ...•................. 321lJonathan . 1.00 3221Hardin . 4.00 3231Corner Stone . 8.00 324/McDonald . 3251Dockery . 1.00 3261Linn . 3271Mt. Zion , . 16.00 3281Cainesvllle . 2.00 3291Kennedy . 6.00 330lPaul Revere : . 9.00 331lCharity . 2.00 332\Excello . 2.00 3331Chillicothe . 3341Breckenridge . 26.00 3351Joplin . 3361Hallsville . 1.00 337/Blue Springs . 3.00 3381Herculaneum . 1.00 339IFidelity . 340lWestport .

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Paid to I,ODGE Grand Secretary 341IRockville 2.00 342/Circle 2.00 3431Agricola . 5.00 344IMoberly . 8.00 3451Fellowship . 3461Arlington : . 20.00 3471America . 3481Wadesburg . 1.00 349/Pollock . 2.00 350lTyrian . 351!Mosaic . 3521Friend , . 1.00 3531Barnesville . 8.00 3541Hebron . . 355 Adelphi 3561Ancient Landmark. 1.00 3571Auxvasse . 4.00 3'58\Northwest . 3591Garrett . 16.00 360ITuscan . 6.00 3611Riddick , . 362\Hiram . 1.00 363!Fraternal . 1.00 3641Higginsvllle . 3651Bayou . 3661Adair . 19.00 3671Barry . 3.00 6.00 3681Crescent HilL . 3691Composite . 6.00 370lWllliamstown . 371ISheldon . . 372 1No npareil 10.00 373\Belle . 3741Wilderness . 3751Waynesville . 4.00 6.00 3761King HilL :.. 6.00 3771Anclent Craft . 3781Berlin . 3791Billings . 1.00 380lQueen City . 3811Ionia . 4.00 . 3821Mt. Ararat 3831Pythagoras . 3.00 1.00 3841East Prairie , 5.00 3851Richland . 3861Dayton . 2.00 3871Woodside . 3881Chula . 7.00 3891Arcana . 1.00 . 390 lMarionville 2.00 . 391 1Raytown 9.00 392/Christian .........•..........


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3931Bee Hive . 3941.Lucerne . 3951Hatfteld . 396lWestern Light . 3971Gower . 3981Jasper . 3991Pike . 400lDecatur . 4011Carterville . 4021Malta : . 4031Lowry City . 4041Rosendale . 4051Everton . 406/Malden . 407\Charleston . 4081Montrose . 4091Loulsville . 410lIberia . 411/Joppa . 4121Appleton City . 4131Valley . 414IGreensburg . 4151Hunnewell . 4161Cache . 417lWhite Water . 418\Clear Creek . 4191Star . 420lltaska . 4211Urbana . 4221Gate of the Temple.. 4231Galt . 4241Samaritan . 4251Green Ridge . 4261Rothv1lle . 4271Glenwood . ol281Pittsv1lle . 4291New Madrid . ol30lWinona . 4311Cement . 4321Competition . 4331Mack's Creek . 4341Wheeling . 4351Rockbrldge . 4361Gothlc . 4371Lafayette . 4381Temperance . . 4391Mt. Olive 440ITrowel . 441lExcelsior . 442lBurl1ngton . 443lAnchor : . 4441 Ada .

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4.00 1.00 14.00 2.00 4.00 1.00 1.00 3.00 1.00 2.00

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2.00

4.00 7.00 2.00

LODGE

Paid to Grand Secretary

445/West Gate 446lIvanhoe 4471Jacoby . 448lSchel1 City.................... 449lBols D'Arc . 450/Belton :......................... 4511Raymore . 4521Verona . 4531Forsyth . 4541Continental _...... 4551Hlnton . 4561Wallace 457/Jonesburg 4581Melville 4591Hazelwood 460lLambskin . 4611Caruthersville . 4621Santa Fe 4631Clifton 4641Concordia 4651Gaynor City . 466lSouthwest . 4671Pleasant Hope . 4681Red Oak . 4691Plato . 470\Nodaway 4711Mlneral . 4721Pickering 4731Nineveh 4741Gullford .. 4751Golden . 4761Mt. Hope 4771Henderson 4781Racine 479jRlch Hill 480lJewel .........................â&#x20AC;˘ 4811Marceline 4821Cllntonville . 4831Fairfax . 4841Kirkwood . ol851Cold Water ol861Cairo ol871Chllhowee . ol881Lock Spring 489'ILakeville .. 490lMontevallo . 4911Vandalia . 492\Daggett 4931Vernon . 494/Lewistown 4951Unity . 4961Robert Burns

10.00 75.00 1.00 3.00

2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 3.00

3.00 1.00 5.00

3.00 5.00 3.00

5.00 4.00 7.00 3.00 3.00 2.00

2.00 1.00 2.00

10.00 4.00 5.00


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Paid to LODGE Grand Secretary 4971Equality . 4981Pee Dee : 4991Harmony . 19.00 500lJameson . 5011Buckner . 1.00 502lPhlladelphia. . 5031prairle Home . 2.00 5041Platte City . 1.00 5051Euclid . 11.00 5061Lathrop . 7.00 5071Clearmont . 4.00 5081Saxton . 5091Van Buren . 1.00 510lNew Hampton . 3.00 5111Skidmore . 6.00 5121Webb City . 4.00 li131Senath . 5141Granby . 515lGaiena . 516lMilford . 5171Seligman . 2.00 5181°riental . 5191Crane . 21.00 520lClifton Heights . 5211Lockwood . 21.00 5221Gate City . li231Stinson . 4.00 2.00 524/Spickardsville .."' " 5251Cunningham . 1.00 5261Wayne . 2.00 5271Higbee . 5281Conway _ . 3.00 4.00 5291Apollo . 530/peculiar . 531lLane's Prairie . 1.00 5321Dexter . 5331Comfort . 3.00 1.00 5341Columbia . .535lBlackwell . 5361Ingomar . 5.00 5371Bethel . 8.00 5381Stella . .5391Dawn _ . 2.00 54°lwinigan . 4.00 541 Jacksonville . 5421Ferguson . 2'.00 5431Mansfield . 1.00 5441AIgabil . 13.00 6451Zalma . 22.00 54610rient 5471South Gate . 11.00

[Sept.

Paid to LODGE Grand Secretary 548lClinton . 5491Carl Junction ...........• 2.00 550lRose Hill . 12.00 5511Pendleton . 2.00 5521Calhoun 5531Clarksburg . 1.00 5541 Foster . 1.00 555lSummersville . 556!prairie . 5571Blairstown , . 5581Moscow . 5591Clarksdale . 2.00 560lNelson . 5611Cowgill . 2.00 5621Deepwater . 3.00 5631York . 5641Jamesport . 2.00 5651Tebbetts , . 2.00 566lMapiewood . 10.00 5671Miller . 3.00 568lNaylor . 569iMarlborough .. 570lRepublic . 3.00 5711Hayti . 1.00 5721Rutledge ..: : .. 4.00 .. 57 31Bern Ie 3.00 5741La Monte . 5751Easter . 2.00 57610live Branch . 16.00 5771Ewing . 1.00 2.00 578\Forest Park . 1.00 5791Grandin . 580lHouston . 4.00 5811Illmo . 1.00 5821Koshkonong . 5831Novinger . 1.00 2.00 5841Red Bird . 2.00 5851Shamrock . 1.00 586jCriterion . 3.00 5871Branson . . 5881St. Francisville 5891Grove Spring . 590/Advance . 591/Barnett . 5921La Russell . 5931Union . 2.00 5941Blodgett . .. 5951Cole Camp 2.00 5961puxico . 2.00 1.00 5971Bosworth . 698/Leadwood .


1928.]

Grand Lodge of Missou.ri

Paid to Grand Secretary LODGE 5991Elvins . 1.00 600\Cosby . 6011Clayton . 7.00 6021Acacia . 6031Morehouse . 6041Strasburg . 6051Walker . 6061 Crai g . 4.00 2.00 6071Eminence . 3.00 60SlStrafford . 4.00 6091Warrenton . 610lCIark . 611/Centertown . 1.00 6121Mokane . 6.00 6131Wellston . 5.00 614IMt. Washington . 615 Chaffee . 2~00 6161Marion . 6171Swope Park . 33.00 4.00 618/GrandView ,. 619 Fairview . 620lWillard . 2.00 4.00 6211Anderson ...................â&#x20AC;˘ 6221Norwood . 6231Maple . 1.00 624lOwensvllle . 1.00 39.00 6251Sheffield . 9.00 6261Magnolia . 627/wallace Park . 2.00 628 Mendon . 6291Valley Park . 1.00 630lEast Gate . 20.00

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Paid to LODGE Grand Secretary 6311Tower Grove 14.00 6321Belgrade 1.00 6331Archie . 634 Steele 3.00 635IGreentop....................... 3.00 6371Mtn. View . 12.00 6381Trlangle . 21.00 6391Mizpah . 17.00 640lJennlngs . 23.00 6411Trlnlty . 22.00 642/Benj. Franklin . 34.00 6431Northeast . 644IGrain Valley . 2.00 6451clever . 646 Shaveh . . 647 Noel 6481Elmer . 1.00 . 10.00 649 University 650\parma . 651 Cleveland . 8.00 6521Pilgrim . 653 Shawnee . 6.00 2.00 6541Commonwealth . 4.00 6551Gardenville . 6561Country Club . 7.00 6571Progress . 6.00 658\Purity . 11.00 6591Alpha . 7.00 660lHolllday . 661 Theo. Roosevelt , 18.00 . 6621Clarence . 3.00 6631Rockhill . 7.00 6641Aldrich _ . 7.00

Total September 8, 1928

$2,209.00

GRAND LODGE FINANCES. October 17, 1927,-September 8, 1928. In account with Fidelity Savings Trust Co., Kansas City, Mo. Cash balance, Grand Secretary's books, October 17, 1927 $61,952.35 Received fromBack dues, 1927 Dead Lodges __ __ . Manuals -- __ __ __ Dues Receipts --..-__ Constitutions, By-laws __ Interest dally balances Interest Government Bonds

__

__ __

__

$ 156.95 20.65 __ 1,471.47 .. 1,033.89 __ __ .. 80.25 495.74 __ 1,596.24


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[Sept. . .

5.50 477.10

5,337.79

1928 per capita tax to and including Sept. 8th

$ 67.290.14 237.255.90

Total income October 17. 1927-September 8, 1928

$304.546.04

Disbursemen ts. 1927 pay roll check $ 22.000.00 Masonic Home of Missouri. 5/7 of 1927 back dues 112.10 Masonic Home of Missouri. 5/7 of 1928 per 'capita tax-Sept. 8, 1928 . 169,468.50 Anthony F. Ittner. salary. Grand Master . 2,000.00 Anthony F. Ittner. expense Grand Master . 500.00 Anthony F. Ittner, expenses to Alexandria, Va., George Washington MemoriaL . 141.95 Arthur Mather, salary Grand Secretary (eleven months) . 4,576.00 Arthur Mather. expenses to Alexandria. Va.• 142.43 George Washington Memorial . J. R. McLachlan. salary Grand Lecturer (eleven 2,750.00 months) . 829.06 J. R. McLachlan. expenses Grand Lecturer . J. R. McLa·chlan. expenses to Alexandria. Va., 124.60 George Washington Memorial . J. R. McLachlan, Honorarium . 2,100.00 Printing. postage, stationery and incidentals .. 2.050.00 Spalding Sta..Co., d·ues-rec. sta. and supplies . 1,683.94 Exp. Grand Officers. order of Grand Master . 230.12 Masonic Temple Assn., St. Louis maintenance (eleven months) . 1,650.00 8,000.00 Mas. Temple Assn., St. Louis, annual donation: . Baltimore Hotel, Kansas City. dinner for D. D. G. M.s and D. L . 357.00 A. J. Kelly, expense shipping Grand Lodge trunks to Kansas City . 18.24 Expense Grand Lodge session. Kansas City . 811.70 300.00 E. V. Williams, assistant.. . Perkins Audit Company. St. Louis . 425.00 Herman DaCosta, official reporter . 150.00 E. E. Morris, Grand Treasurer's depository bond, Kansas City . 162.15 E. E. Morris. rent safe deposit box, K. C . 7.50 E. E. Morris. Grand Treasurer's receipt books and supplies ~ . 12.10 E. E. Morris, warrant books . 8.50 500.00 E. E. Morris. salary Grand Treasurer . L. E. Stevens. stenographer, Kansas City __ . 50.00 Mrs. R. C. Kelly. Grand I~odge aprons . 97.65 Robert Fisher. Grand Tiler, 1927 .. 50.00


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73

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E. M. Ripley, stenogra,pher, Kansas City . Case & Thomas, premium on bonds of Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer . Thos. J. Ross of Dexter Lodge No. 532, account 1926 pay roll . C. L. Alexander, chairman committee Chartered Lodges . "". R. Shrodes, chairman committee Pay RolL .. B. E. Bigger, chairman Survey of Lodges . B. E. Bigger, expo Alexandria, Va., G. W. Mem. Mendle Printing Co., printing 1927 Pro., etc . Mendle Printing Co., printing and supplies . Board of Genl. Activities G. L. of New Yorkbooks for library . Masonic Relief Assn. U. S. and Canada . Regional Conferences D. D. G. M.sMoberly .......................................â&#x20AC;˘................................ St. LOl1iS . Springfield . Kansas City . St. Joseph .. Expense Grand Officers-funeral John T. Short .. inoral emblem, funeral John T. Short, P. G. M. "Globe-Democrat"-notice-..S ohn T. ShorL . H. M. Guitar, work in Grand Lodge library . Express, hauling books to library . Portrait P. G. M. John Pickard . Underwood Typewriter Co., machine . CushIon keys _ . Adjust and repairs . Typewriter ribbons . Wm.- J. Kennedy Sta. Co., furniture and supplies Art Metal Construction Co., fixtures . Wm. Heicke Elec. Co., telephones and fixtures Committee on Charity-Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Kansas City Lodge No. 220 . Pine Lodge No. 314 .. Jewel Lodge No. 480 . Gate City Lodge No. 522 . Post3!l Telegraph Cable Co., services .. Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., Jefferson 4877 .. H. E. Barker & Son, Mon. to P. G. Masters . C. L. Munson, asst. to G. Secy. (11 months) . . M. Gibear, stenographer (11 months) First National Bank in St. L., depository bond Victor Linen & Towel service (11 months) . Corona H. Briggs, obituaries, 1927 .. C. H. Briggs, expo meeting M. T. Assn., St. Louis C. H. Briggs, Fraternal Correspondent, 1928.... Samuel R. Freet, expo Alexandria, Va., George Washington Memorial _.

66.15 350.00 6.20 50.00 100.00 109.81 128.82 3,841.16 580.25 222.19 567.50 164.79 346.37 209.70 254.66 28.5.48 175.30 25.00 3.85 267.07 10.00 300.00 80.00 3.00 8.50 . 5.00 282.43 759.25 282.88 200.00 150.00 25.00 150.00 100.00 55.66 209.06 800.00 2,200.00 970.00 25.00 24.75 75.00 30.00 750.00 145.86


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[Sept. 12.91 1,000.00

Bert S. Lee, expo chairman G. W. Mem. Com. R. V. Denslow, Mas. Ser. Assn. of Mo . Refunds to 17 Lodges account overpayment on Dues-Receipts . "Globe-Democrat" notices' . J. C. Strauss' Studio, 3 prints . Kris Art Letter Company . Remington Typewriter Co., repairs . Burroughs Adding Machine, repairs .. Noonan-Kocian Co., hanging portraits .. S. W. Pass. Assn., certificates for annual meet....

30.91 8.40 3.00 7.00 2.40 1.15 22.50 10.00 237,802.50

Cash balance Grand Secretary's cash book September 8, 1928 .

$ 66,743.54

RECAPITULATION. Receipts Disbursements

$304,546.04 237,802.50

Grand Secretary's cash book balance Cash balance, First Nat!. Bank, St. Louis

. ..

66,743.54 5,824.63

Total balance September 8, 1928 Outstanding checks September 8, 1928No. 20 0 No. 207 No. 210 No. 219 No. 220 No. 226

..

$ 72,068.17 $

. . . . .

Cash balance' per report of Grand Treasurer....

50.00 250.00 75.00 22.50 10.00 302.12

709.62 $ 72,777.79

Fraternally submitted,

Grand Secretary.


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Grand Lodge of Missouri

1928.]

REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER.

R. W. Bro. E. E. Morris, Grand Treasurer, pre~ented his report covering the period from Oct. 15, 1927, to Sept. 8, 1928, which was adopted as follows together with report of Auditor: 1927 Oct. 15 15

Oct. Nov. Dec.

Cash on hand (in F. S. T. Co., Kansas Ci ty, Mo.) $61, 251. 64 Cash on hand (in F. N. B., St. Louis) 5,227.56

RECEIPTS. Receipt No. 20 111 Arthur Mather, Grand Secy 17 112 12 113 31 114

1928 Jan. 18 115 31 116 Feb. 1 117 28 118 Ma,r. 1 119 15 120 31 121 Apr. 17 122 27 123 May 1 124 21 125 4 126 June 18 127 July 2 128 3 129 5 130 6 131 7 132 9 . 133 9 134 10 135 11 136 12 137 1.3 138 14 139 16 140 16 141 16 142 L7 143 18 144

$

892.50 149.60 138.20 95.60 197.60 491.24 60.50 180.80 110.75 92.32 145.10 105.75 477.10 91.30 998.75 184.80 107.51 82.71 6,748.10 3,907.75 3,627.60 4,360.25 4,791. 70 101.27 5,038.50 2,457.00 9,683.00 4,006.60 5,067.75 4,968.60 45.13 85.84 12,207.60 4,650.70

$ 66,479.20


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[Sept.

Receipt No. July 19 145 Arthur Mather, Grand Secy......... 20 146 21 147 23 148 23 149 23 150 23 151 24 152 25 153 25 154 26 155 27 156 28 157 30 158 30 159 30 160 30 161 30 162 31 163 Aug. 1 164 2 165 3 166 6 167 6 168 6 169 10 170 13 171 13 1,72 23 173 Sept. 4 174 6 175 6 176 1927 Interest on Bank Balances. Oct. 26 Fidelity Savings Trust Company........ Nov. 26 Dec. 26 1928 Jan. 26 Feb. 26 Mar. 26 Apr. 26 May 26 June 26 July 26 Aug. 26 1927 Oct. 26 First National Bank of St. Louis........ Nov. 26

8,405.45 8,013.75 7,145.95 10,134.60 60.15 60.04 65.65 9,210.10 1路06.25 11,698.65 12,718.05 13,596.95 16,548.20 11,999.60 37.16 91.97 81.92 45.57 20,338.30 24,658.60 7,537.20 1,430.50 50.93 41.03 72.47 1,982.00 64.55 79.44 197.35 217.10 8.50 43.05 102.90 48.36 35.86 26.19 20.78 15.49 12.87 10.34 9.04 52.13 1,61.78 8.69 8.69


1928.] Dec. 1928 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May .June .July Aug.

26

77

Grand Lodge of Missouri First National Bank of St. Louis........

8.96 8.94 8.37 8.94 8.94 8.66 8.94 8.82 9'.13

26 26 26 26 26 26 26 '26

Tota'1 receipts to and including Sept. 8, 1928

..

$310,062.47

DISBURSEMENTS. Warrant 1927 No. 3.63 Oct. 8 312 Elliott Addressing Mach. Co., stencils.......... __ .. $ 13 315 J. BOlland .Jewelry Co., cleaning Grand Lodge 4.50 .Jewels __ .. 33.67 13 316 A. F. Ittner, by order Grand Master Pickard 150.00 13 317 Arthur Mather, G. Secy., prtg., postage, etc. 24 318 W. R. Shrodes, Chmn., pay roll, 1927 session 22,000.00 18.24 . 27 319 A. J. Kelly, .Jr., drayage, etc 357.00 . 27 320 Baltimore Hotel, D. D. G. M. dinner 27 321 E. E. Morris, Grand Treasurer, expenses ac811.70 count entertainment, hotel, etc . 1,000.00 .. 31 5 A. F. Ittner, salary Grand Master . 416.00 31 6 Arthur Mather, salary 31 150.00 . 7 Masonic Temple Assn., maintenance Nov 8 E. V" Williams, salary 31 .. 150.00 31 9 C. L. Munson, salary .. 200.00 31 10 Masonic Temple Assn., annual donation .. 8,000.00 425.00 . 11 Perkins Audit Co., services Nov. 1 12 Herman DaCosta, reporting Grand Lodge 1 sessions .. 150.00 13 E. E. Morris, Grand Treasurer, rent of safe 1 deposit box .. 7.50 8.50 14 E. E. Morris, Grand Treasurer, warrant bks. 1 .. 250.00 15 .J. R. McLachlan, salary, Grand Lecturer 1 50.40 16 J. R. McLachlan, expense, Grand Lecturer . 1 : .. 2,100.00 1 17 .J. R. McLachlan, honorarium .. 50.00 1 18 Lulu E. Glasscock, services 2 19 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, printing, postage, stationery, etc . 100.00 20 Mrs. R. C. Kelly, Grand Lodge aprons .. 8 71.40 8 21 Robert Fisher, services Grand Tiler .. 50.00 8 22 Case & Thomas, agents, premium on bonds of Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer .. 350.00 8 23 Postal Telegraph Co., service ;.: .. 3.26


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27 28' 29

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30

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31

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32

14

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47

28

48

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49 50

2

51

2

52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

2

2 2 2 2

5

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S. W. Bell Tel. Co., service . Victor Linen & Towel Supply Co., service . American Surety Co., premium account First National Bank of St. Louis . Elsa M. Ripley, services . Thos..r. Ross, .error pay roll 1926 . H. E. B8Jrker & Sons, monuments for two Past Grand Masters . E. E. Morris, Grand Treasurer, premium on depository bond .. C. L. Alexander, chairman, Committee on Ch,~rtered Lodges . W. R. Shrodes, chairman, Committee on Pay Roll . B. E. Bigger, chairman, Committee on Survey of Lodges .. C. H. Briggs, chairman, Com. on Obituaries Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, printing, postage and su'ndries . 'Spalding Stationery Co., printing, etc . H. E. Barker & Son, two monuments to Past Grand Masters . Mendle Printing Co., printing, etc . .. C. H. Briggs, Fraternal Correspondent.. Grand Lodge of N. Y., books for library .. Arthur Mather, salary .. Masonic Temple Assn., maintenance Dec .. J. R. McLachlan, salary . E: V. Williams, salary .. .. C. L. Munson, salary Masonic .Relief Assn. U. S. and Canada-2 years-to January, 1928 ' Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, expense of D. D. G. M. meeting, Moberly , . Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, expense to D. D. G. M. meeting, Moberly_ . J. R. McLachlan, expense Grand Lecturer . Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, expense D. D. G._ M., St. Louis . Orestes Mitchell, expense to funeral John T. Short . Bert S. Lee, expo to funeral John T. Short.... C. H. Briggs,' expo to funeral John T. Short.... John Pickard, expo to funeral John T. Short.. R. R. Kreeger, expo to funeral John T. Short.. Arthur Mather, alc funeral John T. Short.. .. Arthur Mather, postage, printing, etc . H. M. Guitar, expo Tiler, Short funeraL .. Julius C. Garrell, exp.-John T. Short.. . Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, postage, printing .and sundries .

[Sept. 24.96 2.25 25.00 66.15 6.20 400.00 162.15 50.00 100.00 53.08 75.00 100.00 135.52 340.00 12.00 250.00 222.19 416.00 150.00 250.00 150.00 200.00 567.50 127.10 37.69 86.90 157.52 34.50 30.00 30.00 20.00 33.00 21.00 100.00 6.00 6.80 100.00


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1928.] Dec. 13 13 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 24 27 27 Jan. 5 4 9

10 10 11 11

16 19 19 19 24

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24 24 24 24 24 28

Feb. 10 10 14 15 17 17

61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71

Coronado Hotel, Conference D. D. G. Ms . Arthur Mather, expo 路acct., Conf. D. D. G. Ms. Arthur Mather, salary . M. Gibear, salary, stenographer . Masonic Temple Assn., maintenance, Jan . J. R. McLachlan, salary . . C. L. Munson, salary Postal Tel. Co., messages . Spalding Sta. Co., printing and supplies . Victor Linen & Towel Co., service . H. M. Guitar, wages . 72 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, postage, printing and supplies . 73 J. R. McLachlan, expenses . 74 Mendle Ptg. Co., printing, Proceedings, etc .. 75 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, expo D. D. G. M. Meeting, Springfield .. 76 Anthony F. Ittner, Grand Master, expense . 77 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, expo to Springfield alc D. D. G. M.'s Con f . 78 Ray V. Denslow, Secretary, .aJ/c Masonic Service Assn. . . 79 Bert S. Lee, ale G. Washington Mem. Assn . 80 Arthur Mathe.r, Grand Secretary, postag-e, printing and sundries . 81 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, alc D. D. G. M. Meeting, Kansas City . : .. 82 Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., service 83 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, ale K. C. Meeting D. D. G. Ms . 84 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, postage, printing and supplies . 85 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, alc D. D. G. M. Meeting, St. Joseph . 86 C. H. Briggs, ale St. Louis Masonic Temple Assn . . 87 Arthur Mather, salary . 88 M. Gibear, salary 89 Masonic Temple Assn., maintenance, Feb . 90 J. R. McLachlan, salary . . 91 C. L. Munson, salary 92 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, expo ale St. Joseph D. D. G. M. Meeting __ . 93 J. R. McLachlan, expo Grand Lecturer . 94 Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., service . 95 Bert S. Lee, ale G. WaShington Mem. Assn . 96 Wm. Heike, Elec. Co., office equipment . 97 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, printing, postage, etc. .. . 98 Spalding Sta. Co., printing & Dues Receipts .

79 185.70 3.15 416.00 100.00 150.00 250.00 200.00 17.27 111.40 2.25 60.87 100.00 96.46 3,841.16 185.50 1,000.00 24.20 1,000.00 7.91 100.00 181.74 34.09 72.92 100.00 220.64 30.00 416.00 100.00 150.00 250.00 200.00 64.84 87.48 16.83 5.00 193.87 200.00 912.95


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99

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100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110

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111

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112

29 29

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27 29 31 31 31 Apr. 2

113 114 115 116 117 118 2 119 2 120 2 121 6 122

17 21

123 124 125

21 23 23 23 23 26 26 27 27 30 30 30 30 30 May 2

126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140

2

141 142

6

15

J. R. McLachlan, Grand Lect~rer, ale Geo. Washington Memorial Assn . Arthur Mather, salary .. M. Gibear, salary .. C. L. Munson, salary . J. R. McLachlan, salary ~ , . J. R. McLachlan, expo Grand Lecturer . S. R. Freet, ale Geo. Washington Mem. Assn. Masonic Temple Assn.,. maintenance, March.. Spalding Sta. Co., printing and supplies . B. E. Bigger, ale G. Washington Mem. Assn. C. H. Briggs, FraterMI Correspondent . Caroline G. Pickard,' portrait J. Pickard,

124.60 416.00 110.00 200.00 250.00 76.94 145.86 150.00 76.23 128.82 250.00

P. G. M

300.00

..

Anthony F. Ittner, ale Geo. Washington Memorial Assn. . .. Arthur Mather, ale Geo. Washington Mem. Assn . . C. A. Marschel, new typewr-iter Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., service . . M. Gibear, salary C. L. Munson, salary . Arthur Mather, salary . J. R. McLachlan, salary . J. R. McLachlan, expo Grand Lecturer . Masonic Temple Assn., maintenance, ApriL.. K. C. Lodge No. 220, ale charity, Max Stock Art Metal Construction Co., furniture for Secretary's office . B. E. Bigger, printing for Survey Com . Spalding Sta. Co., ptg., postage and sta . Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, printing, postage and stationery . Arthur Mather. expo Gr. Lodge offices . Victor Linen & Towel Co., service . Postal Tel. & Cable Co., service . Underwood Typewriter Co., repairs . : . C. A. Marschel, office supplies Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., service . C. A. Marschel, supplies . Popular Price Express, drayage . Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, expense . Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, salary . J. R. McLachlan, salary . Masonic Temple Assn., maintenance, May . M. Gibear, salary . . C. L. Munson, salary Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, printing, postage and sundries . J. R. McLachlan, Grand Lecturer, expenses .. Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, expenses....

141.95 142.43 80.00 21.05 110.00 200.00 416.00 250.00 107.71 150.00 50.00 759.25 56.73 33.08 100.00 14.15 6.75 5.39 8.50 3.00 22.45 5.00 10.00 27.64 416.00 250.00 150.00 110.00 200.00 100.00 108.09 55.10


Grand Lodge of Missouri

1928.]

Globe-Democrat, funeral notice, J. T. Short.... Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, printing, postage and sundries . .. 23 145 Mendle Ptg. Co., printing and supplies 24 146 Byrne E. Bigger, expo to Iowa, order G. M . . 26 147 A. F. Ittner, Grand Master, expenses . 28 148 Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., service .. 31 149 Arthur Mather, salary . 31 150 J. R. McLachlan, salary 31 151 Masonic Temple Assn., maintenance, June . ~ . 31 152 M. Gibear, salary .. 31 153 C. L. Munson, salary . June 2 154 J. R. McLachlan, expenses 2 155 K. C. Lodge No. 220, alc Bro. Max Stock, charity .. 4 156 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, refunds to Lodges on overpayments on Dues-Receipts .... 5 157 Arthur Mather, printing, postage & sundries 8 158 Wm. Heike Elec. Co., office fans .. 22 159 Mrs. R. C. Kelly, making aprons . 23 160 Wm. J. Kennedy Sta. Co., furniture and office supplies . 25 161 Mrs. J. M. Johnson, alc Sullivan Lodge No. 69 27 162 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, expo to Pop. lar Bluff ale cornerstone laying .. 30 163 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, salary . 30 164 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, printing, postage and stationery , .. 30 165 J. R. McLachlan, salary . 30 166 Masonic Temple Assn., maintenance, July . 30 167 M. Gibear, salary __ .. i. 30 168 C. L. Munson, salary .. 30 169 Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., service .. 30 170 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, expo alc Marshall and Arrow Rock .. 30 171 Masonic Home of Mo., alc back dues . July 5 172 H. E. Barker & Son, alc monument P. G. Ms. . 5 173 J. C Strauss Studio, 3 prints . 5 174 J. R. McLachlan, expo Grand Lecturer _ 7 175 Ayres-Tubbesing, flowers J. T. Short, P. G. M . 7 176 Masonic Home of Mo., ale Per Capita Tax . 13 177 E. E. Morris, receipt books . . 14 178 Masonic Home of Mo., alc Per Capita Tax .. 16 179 Spalding Sta. Co., supplies 20 180 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, printing and supplies . 21 181 Masonic Home of Mo., alc Per Capita Tax .. .. 23 182 Postal Tel. Co., services 24 183 Mendle Ptg. Co., printing supplies .. 28 184 Masonic Home of Mo., alc Per Capita Tax .

May 15 17

143 144

81 3.85 100.00 124.75 32.62 500.00 13.15 416.00 250.00 150.00 110.00 200.00 128.17 50.00 30.91 100.00 89.01 26.25 282.43 125.00 8.75 416.00 100.00 250.00 150.00 110.00 200.00 20.42 18.17 112.10 60.00 3.00 86.91 25.00 16,739.57 12.10 22,301.04 218.23 100.00 36,041.46 10.33 420.50 54,122.46


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July 31 185 Arthur Mather, salary . 416.00 250.00 31 186 J. R. McLac~lan, salary ; . 31 187 Masonic Temple Assn., maintenance, August .. 150.00 31 188 M. Gibear, salary ; . 110.00 31 189 C. L. Munson, salary . 200.00 31 190 Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., service . 15.95 Aug. 4 191 Arthur Mather, ptg., postage, etc _. 100.00 6 192 E. E. Morris, Grand Treasurer, salary . 500.00 10 193 Spalding Sta. Co., printing . 66.48 ." 10 194 Masonic Home of Mo., ale Per Capita Tax . 39,961.85 22 195 Kris-Art Letter Service, printing . 7.00 22 196 Victor Linen & Towel Co., service 11.25 . 22 197 Postal Tel. & Cable Co., service . 3.67 22 198 Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., service . 13.55 22 199 Mendle Ptg. Co., printing .. 23.00 27 200 Vernon Cole, W. M., K. C. Lodge No. 220 .. 50.00 27 201 Spalding Sta. Co., printing and supplies . 42.05 27 202 Pine Lodge No. 314, ale Bro. C. F. F . 25.00 150.00 27 203 Jewel Lodge No. 480, alc Bro. S. B . 100.00 .. 27 204 Gate City Lodge No. 522, ale Bro. T. J. H 150.00 30 205 Masonic Temple Assn., maintenance, Sept.. . . 416.00 30 206 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, salary . 250.00 30 207 J. R. McLachlan, salary . 30 208 M. Gibear, salary 110.00 ; . 200.00 30 209 C. L. Munson, salary 30 210 Sullivan Lodge No. 69, alc Mrs. JohannB. F. R , .. 75.00 30 211 Remington-Rand Service, repairs . 2.40 30 212 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, printing, postage, etc. . . 100.00 200.20 .. 30 213 H. M. Guit.ar, wages 30 214 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, alc Alpha Lodge, K. C . 13.35 1.15 .. 30 215 Burroughs Adding Mch. Co., repairs 88.00 . 30 216 Spalding Sta. Co., printing and supplies . 8.40 30 217 St. Louis Globe-Democrat.. 2.25 . 30 218 Victor Linen & Towel Co., service 22.50 . 30 219 Noonan-Kocian Co 10.00 . 30 220 S. W. Pass. Assn., R. R. Certificates 30 221 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, printing, 350.00 postage, supplies, etc : : . 26.61 . " 30 222 Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., service 250.00 .. Sept. 3 223 C. H. Briggs, Fraternal Correspondent.. 15.74 . 3 224 Postal Tel. Cable Co., service 3 225 Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, expo alc 60.44 Jonesburg, Mo . 302.12 3 226 Masonic Home of Mo., alc Per Capita Tax . $237,994.30


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200 207 210 219 220 226

outstanding $ 50.00 outstanding 250.00 outstanding.................................... 75.00 outstanding.................................... 22.50 outstanding.................................... 10.00 outstanding 302.12

709.62 $237,284.68

Cash balance in Fidelity Savings Trust Co $67,453.15 Cash balance in First National Bank.................... 5,324.64 Total cash on hand Sept. 8, 1928

$72,777.79

72,777.79 $310,062.47

Respectfully submitted, EDMUND E. MORRIS, Grand Treasurer.


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REPORT OF AUDITOR. September 21, 1928. To the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Brethren: I have examined and checked the book records of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer of the Masonic Order of Missouri, October 15, 1927-September 8, 1928; also the Masonic Home Initiation Fee Fund; the George Washington Memorial Fund; and the Wm. Kuhn Library Fund for the same period; and respectfully present the following as the result of my findings, viz:Receipts: Balance in two DepositoriesFidelity Savings and Trust Company, Kansas City and First National Bank, St. LOUis, October 15, 1927........................ U. S. Bond Coupons $ 892.50 Per Capita Tax, 1928 _ _.. _ _.._ 237,255.90 Interest Daily Deposits, two Banks................ 592.82 Back Dues _ __ _ _._ __ _............... 156.95 Receipt Cards for Dues _ __ 1,033.89 By-laws _ _..................... 80.25 Manuals _ __ .._................................................ 1,471.47 Interest on U. S. Bonds (Coupons)................ 1,596.24 Two Dead Lodges, Nos. 510 and 592......... 20.65 Refund on acct. Pay RolL............................ 477.10 Miscellaneous 5.50 Total Receipts October 15, tember 8, 1928

1927-Sep_....

243,583.27

Balance and Receipts September 8, 1928.... Disbursements: Deduct Cheques Nos. 1-226

$310,062.47 _

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Cash on hand as per Treasurer's Cash Book, September 8, 1928 _ _._ Certified Balances in Depositories, Sept. 8, 1928: Fidelity Savings Trust Company, Kansas City _ _:_ $67,453.15 First National Bank in St. Louis.................... 5,324.64 Total.

$ 66,479.20

_$ 72,068.17 _ 709.62

$ 72,777.79

$ 72,777.79


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BONDS. On September 14, 1928, in company with Brother E. E. MorrIs, Grand Tn::asurer. A. F. & A. M. of Missouri, I checked the following Liberty Loan and U. S. Treasury Bonds; also the U. S. Treasury Bond in the Wm. F. 'Kuhn Library Fund as being on deposit in a Safe Deposit路 Box of the Fidelity Savings Trust Company of Kansas City. Missouri, viz: Fourth Fourth Fourth Fourth

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Loan Loan Loan Loan

Bond Bond Bond Bond

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%

41,4% 4 1,4 % 4 1,4 %

C02026283 $ 1,000.00 D013065 6 4.......... 1.000.00 F00141826.......... 5,000.00 A00264711.. 10,000.00

$17,000.00

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United United United United

States States States States

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States States States States

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United States Treasury Bond 3% % 4911A . 5.000.00 Total Liberty Loan and Treasury Bonds . $75.000.00 'I'he Wm. F. Kuhn Library Fund has in the Safe Deposit Box, United States Treasury Bond 3% % 7451A $ 500.00 Interest on Savings Deposit to August 8. 1928, in the First National Bank in St. Louis . 174.51 Total of Wm. F, Kuhn Library Fund September 8, 1928.... $

674.51

INITIATION FEE FUND. The Grand Secretary has received from the Masonic Lodges of Missouri, October 15. 1927-September 8, 1928, the sum of $31,490.00 and has paid this amount from time to time to the Masonic Home as evidenced by the cancelled cheques for a like sum. GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL FUND. Having checked the Old, New and Special Funds as entered in the Secretary's Books of Record. I respectfully submit the following summary as the result of my findings, viz:


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OLD AND NEW FUNDS. RECEIPTS: Collections of the Old Fund, $1.00 per capita . Collections of the New Fund, $1.00 per Initiate . Total Collections Interest Bank Deposits

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Total Receipts __ . Balance on hand per my 1927 reporL $3,036.47 Interest added October 29, 1927........................ 4.12 Balance and Receipts

.

DISBURSEMENTS: 1928 Jan. 18 Refund to Defiance Lodge No. 88 $ 6.75 Jan. 30 Remittance to J. Claude Keiper, Treas 1,000.00 Feb. 18 Remittance to J. Claude Keiper, Treas 2,750.00 Sept.

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Certified Deposit in Depository

.

$1,382.66 2,209.00 $3,591.66 23.97 $3,615.63 3,040.59 $6,656.22

3,756.75 $2,899.47

SPECIAL FUND. Receipts: Collections as per Cash Book $ 22,381.37 Interest on Bank Deposits........................................................ 71.09 Total Receipts Feb. 29, 1928-Sept. 8,. 1928 Disbursements: Souvenir Cheque issued to The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Assn.. Inc., June 29, 1928 ,.......................................................

$ 22,452.46

18,000.00

Certified Deposit in the Jefferson-Gravois Bank as at date of September 8, 1928 $ 4,452.46 The various items in the foregoing report have been taken from the books' and records of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer as at date .of September 8, 1928, and correctly refiects the financial situation of the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Missouri as hereinbefore stated. Respectfully submitted, H. CLAY PERKINS, Auditor.


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87

REPORT OF T'RUSTEES OF MASON,I,C TEMPLE ASSOCIATION OF ST. LOUIS.

,M. W. Bro. Corona H. Briggs presented the following report for the Trustees which was adopted. To the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A. F. & A. M.: Your Trustees of the Masonic Temple Association submit the following report: . Continuing the report made to the Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of the State of Missouri, at its session in October, 1927, will state that the New Masonic Temple has pursued the even tenor of its way during the year. It has continued the policy of paying off some of its indebtedness at each interest period, thereby reducing the interest charge. On December I, 1927, it paid off $115,000.00. On June 1. 1928. it paid off $35,000.DO. At the路路 last meeting of the Board. September 20, 1928, it voted to payoff $45,000.00 on December 1, 1928, totaling $195,000.00 since the last report. These amounts, in addition to the amount previously paid. reduce the. indebtedness of $1,000,000.00 to $630,000.00, which with the $5,000.00 in bonds taken up and in the treasury of the Association reduces the indebtedness to $625,000.00. There still remain unfinished the same parts of the building mentioned In our report last year. Fraternally submitted, C. H. BRIGGS, JOHN P. AUSTIN, HARRY SIMON, Trustees.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SERVICE. RECORDMEMORIAL.

R. W. Bro. Harold L. Reader read the report of this Committee. Adopted. To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M.: Dear Brethren: Your Cqmmittee on Service Record (Memorial) begs leave to submit the follOWing report: The members of the Committee are of the opinion that this work should be brought to a close. For several years the Committee has endeavored to obtain reports from all the Lodges. To date, approximately one-third of all the Lodges have reported, and, while this is far' below the expectation, the Committee is gratified to have so many records on file. The banner District is the Third District, Rt. Wor. Bro. .Jos. Moore, D. D. G. M., every Lodge in that District having . reported.


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The Committee makes the following- recommendations: 1. That the recol'ds on file be kept among the permanent archives of the Grand Lodge in the Grand Secretary's office. 2. That the Lodges that have not reported be urged to send in their reports to the Grand Secretary's office, to the end that the complete record may be obtained. 3. That the Permanent Memorial take the following form: A bronze tablet about 3 feet by 4 feet in size, to cost not to exceed $250.00, said tablet having on its surface the following inscription: "To the Memory of the Missouri Masons Who Served Their Country in the Military Forces in the World War, 1917-1919," said tablet to hang in a conspicuous place in the Grand Lodge office. 4. That as soon as said Memorial is permanently in place, this committee be discharged. H. L. READER, IRWIN SALE, JOHN AUSTIN, Committee on Service Record (Memorial).

PRESENTATION OF. JEWELS.

The Grand :Master, IvI. W. Bro. Anthony F. Ittner, then presented the jewels mentioned in his Address to the Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer and Grand Lecturer in his usual felicitous manner. TELEGRAM RECEIVED.

The Grand Master then read the following telegram from the Grand Master of Illinois and ordered immediate response. Springfield, Illinois, Sept. 25, 1928. Hon. Anthony F. Ittner, Grand Master Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Mo., Scottish Rite. Kindly accept for yourself and the Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Missouri my sincere congratulations and good wishes for a harmonious and. successful annual meeting. Sincerely regret that impor.tant engagements in Illinois prevent my visiting your meeting. Louis L. Emmerson, Grand Master Illinois. St. Louis, Missouri, September 25, 1928. Honorable Louis L. Emmerson, Springfield, Illinois. Grand Lodge路 of Missouri and Grand Master deeply appreciate your felicitous message and heal路tily reciprocate your kind sentiments. We deeply regret your inability to be at our sessions. Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary.


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TE.LEGRAMS SENT.

The Grand Master ordered the following wires sent advising the completion of the Special George Washington Memorial Fund: S1. Louis. Missouri, September 25, 1928. Colonel Louis A. Watres, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Happy to convey to you the good news that the Twenty-tl'V'e Thousand Dollar Special Fund for George Washington National Memorial inaugurated by our Grand Master Anthony F. Ittner has been successfully completed, and check for the balance will be sent to Brother Keiper in the near future. Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary. S1. Louis, Missouri, September 25, 1928. J. Claude Keiper, Masonic. Temple, Washington, D. C. Delighted to inform you that Missouri's Special George Washington Memorial Fund of Twenty-five Thousand Dollars is completed and check will be forwarded in the nea-r future. Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary.

CALLED FROM LABOR.

At 11 :50 A. M. the Grand Lodge was CALLED FROM LABOR until 2 :45 P. M. by the M. W. Grand Master. Prayer by Grand Chaplain R. W. Bro. Z. M. Williams. After lunch at the Scottish Rite Cathedral the visiting' Brethren were taken for an automobile tour of the city ending at 2 :45 P. M. at the Masonic Home. FIRST DAY-AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Grand Master, Most Vvorshipful Brother Anthony F. Ittner, called the Grand Lodge to labor at 2 :45 P. M. in an apartment of the l\tIasonic Home, St. Louis, Missouri, and proceeded therefrom under the direction of the Grand Marshals to the new chapel recently erected under the auspices of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and presented by that Order to the Masonic Home for the future use of that institution.


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After a formal presentation by the Worthy Grand Matron, Mrs. Bondurant, to the President of the Masonic Home Corporation, Worshipful Brother Sol E. Waggoner, he, in fitting terms, accepted the same, and then requested the Grand Master to formally dedicate the building according to our ancient usages. The Most Worshipful Grand Master then proceeded with the dedication ceremony, concluding with an address appropriate to the occasion, after which the Grand Lodge was CALLED FROM LABOR until 7 :30 p. m. FIRST DAY-EVENING SESSION.

September 25, 1928. At 7 :30 P. M. the R. W. Deputy Grand1'Iaster, Byrne E. Bigger, presiding, the Grand Lodge was CALLED TO LABOR. Prayer was offered by R. W. -Grand Chaplain Bro. Emmet L. Robison. An exemplification of work was presented by R. W. Bro. Jas. R. McLachlan, Grand Lecturer, with the following assistants: E. F.Hannah ; Worshipful Master Samuel R. 路FreeL ~ Senior Warden Wm. R. Gentry Junior Warden Ray V. Denslow Senior Deacon Thad B. Landon Junior Deacon F. C. Barnhill Senior Steward DuVal Smith : Junior Steward These Brethren officiated in the E. A. Degree, Roy Weidle of Polar Star Lodge No. 79 giving the lecture.

,

CALLED FROM LABOR.

At 9 :37 P. M. the Grand 路Lodge was CALLED FROM LABOR until 9 A. M. tomorrow. Prayer offered by R. W. Grand Chaplain Bro. E. L. Robison.


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SECOND DAY-MORNING SESSION.

St. Louis, September 26, 1928. At 9 A. M. the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge was CALLED TO LABOR by M. W. Grand Master, Anthony F. Ittner, R. W. Grand Chaplain W. C. Atwood offering the Invocation. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS.

The Deputy Gr~nd Master, R. W. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger, presented to the Grand Lodge M. W. Bro. Chas. E. Wright, Grand Master Grand Lodge of Iowa and R. W. Bro. C. C. Hunt, Grand Secretary. They were welcomed by the Grand Master, received the Grand Honors, and were escorted to seats in the Grand East.. M. W. Bro. Wright presented the fraternal greetings of the Grand Lodge of Iowa and was heartily applauded. R. W. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger then introduced M. W. Bros. Frank Woodland and Louis Smith, Grand Master and Grand Secretary respectively of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska, who were accorded the Grand Honors and escorted to the Grand East. M. W. Bro. \Voodland briefly addressed the Grand Lodge, conveying the greetings of his Grand Lodge, his remarks being received amid applause. GRAND ORATORS.

Grand Master Ittner introduced the Grand Orators R. W. Bros. Louis V. Stigall and J. Rush Powell who wen~ cordially received by the Grand' Lodge and their instructive addresses were most heartily appreciated. ELECTION OF GRAND OFFICERS.

The hour for election of Grand Officers having arrived, the Grand Master appointed the following Tellers: Solon Cameron; Chairman; Harry Hightower, W. B. Massey, Raleigh Sisson, E. S. Woods, W. D. Rogers, C. T. Kornbrodt, J. N.


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[Sept.

Barnhouse, M. W. Ewing, Charles Young, Thea. C. Tee1 and C. Lew Gallant, which resulted in the choice of R. W. BRO. BYRNE E. BIGGER Grand Nlaster R. W. BRO. SAMUEL R. FREET Deputy Grand Master R. W. BRO. WM. R. GENTRY, SR Senior Grand Warden R. W. BRO. RAY V. DENSLOW .Junior Grand Warden R. W. BRO. E. E. MORRIS Grand Treasurer R. W. BRO. ARTHUR MATHER Grand Secretary REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL FUND.

11. VV. Bro. Bert S. Lee, Chairman, presented the following report for the Committee. Adopted. To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: I hereby submit my report as Chairman of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Fund. On February 21st and 22nd I attended the Eighteenth Annual Convention of the Association at Alexandria, Virginia. Missouri was represented by our Grand Master, Deputy-Grand Master, Grand Senior Warden, Grand Secretary and Grand Lecturer in addition to your chairman. 'rhe attendance was the largest in the history of the Association. Each year the Grand Lodges send a larger delegation to this greatest of Masonic gatherings, everyone filled with the one idea that the Memorial MUST be finished by 1932. The report of the officers showed satisfactory progress and "the determination of continuing. the policy of letting contracts only when the funds are in the treasury to protect them. The Monument is builded to and including the full base of the tower, eighty-three feet above the foundation. The problem now is to get in sufficient funds to erect the tower structure which will rise about 250 feet farther. Our Grand Master was路 so impressed with the importance of the early completion of the Memorial and the need for continuous work that on his return home he launched through the help of his deputies and the brethren of St. Louis the raising of a special fund of $25,000.00. Through the success of his work our Grand Lodge will forever have the special recognition in the setting aside of one of the immense columns on the portico of the temple to the honor of the Freemasons of Missouri. Fraternally submitted, BERT S. LEE.


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Grand Lodge of Missouri SPECIAL GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL MEMORIAL FUND.

Inaugurated and successfully completed by Most Worshipful Grand Master, Anthony F. Ittner, as referred to in his "Address. " Each separate amoupt set forth below has not only been acknowledged from the Grand Secretary's Office, but also by personal letters from Grand Master Ittner, himself, to the individual contributors. 1928 Feb. 29 Mch.10 10 10 15 15 16 16 16 17 19 19 19 21 21 22 22 23 24 24 26 26 26 " 26 26 '26 26 26 28 28 29 30 31 Apr. 2 3

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An thony F. Ittner.................................................... 1 C. H. Close 323 Albert S. Dexheimer 282 Chas. W. Young __ 505 Forest Park Lodge _ _ 578 Olive Branch Lodge _ 576 Cosmos Lodge 282 Magnolia Lodge 626 Cornerstone Lodge __ 323 'Missouri Lodge 1 Theo. Mueller _ _.... 1 Good Hope Lodge 218 Pilgrim Lodge _ 652 Mizpah Lodge _ __ 639 Commonwealth Lodge 654 Karl M. Vetsburg 323 C. Lew Gallant 282 Trinity Lodge _ __ 641 Jennings Lodge __ 640 Beacon Lodge _................... 3 Lambskin Lodge 460 Cache Lodge : 416 Anchor Lodge 443 Mt. Moriah Lodgc _ 40 Meridian Lodge _ _ _.... 2 V. H. Falkenhainer _ _.. 282 A. J. O'Reilly _ .443 C. J. Abeln _ 443 Kirkwood Lodge 484 Clifton Heights Lodge _520 Pride of the West Lodge 179 Pyramid Lodge 180 Lexington Lodge _ __ 149 Barbee Lodge _ 217 Puri ty Lodge _ _.. _ _ _ _.. 658

Amount 25.00 25.00 1,000.00 10.00 100.00 400.00 438.00 750.00 500.00 500.00 25.00 932.00 182.00 150.00 100.00 25.00 25.00 250.00 166.00 1,000.00 100.00 350.00 301.50 300.00 500.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 280.00 100.00 60.00 100.00 50.00 37.50 50.00


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Pomegranate Lodge 95 J. H. Glauber __ __ 282 Harmony Lodge __ 499 Chas. C. Holbert __ .499 Benjamin Franklin Lodge 642 Oriental Lodge , ._ _ _ __ .. 518 Progress Lodge __ ..__ __ __ 657 New Hampton Lodge :__ __ 510 Ferguson Lodge __ 542 Gardenville Lodge -__ 655 Euclid Lodge __ __ __ __ __ 505 S. Cameron. per. __ __ 1 Clayton Lodge .-__..__ 601 Tower Grove Lodge -631 Naphtali Lodge .__ __ __ 25 An-ow Rock Lodge _ 55 Malta Lodge __ 402 Trilumina Lodge __ __ __ _ 205 Cambridge Lodge .__ __ __ 63 Melville Lodge 458 T. C. Teel 652 Pride of the West Lodge 179 J. Gwynn Gough & Bro __ 9 Elkan W. Glauber __.__ __ 20 Itaska Lodge __ 420 A. F. Herrmann 163 Wellsville Lodge __ 194 Versailles Lodge __ 320 St. Louis Lodge __ 20 W. A. Rutledge __ __ 163 W. Claude Smith __ 163 L. H. Abrams __ 163 F. E. Dickneite .. __ __ 163 Sol. E. Waggoner __ 163 P. H. Brockman __ __.. __ __ 163 J. C. Garrell, Jr __ __ __ 163 J. W. Fristoe __ 163 Milton J. Moore __ __ __.._ 163 J. C. Garrell, Sr. __ 163 Geo. Washington Lodge 9 New Salem Lodge __., 270 Hebron Lodge ..__ ..__ _ __ 354 Acacia Lodge .. __ __ 602 Bridgeton Lodge __ __ __ _ 80 H. H. Strait __ __ __ __ __ 80 Miami Lodge _ __ 85 Samaritan Lodge __ __ __ __ 424 Novinger Lodge . __..__ __ 683 Polar Star Lodge __ 79 Clifton Lodge __ __ 16;3

Amount路 125.00 10.00 100.00 10.00 300.00 15.00 75.00 22.50 136.00 80.00 50.00 13.00 100.00 125.00 100.00 6.75 20.50 69.00 61.50 15.00 15.00 27.00 6.00 25.00 100.00 2.00 126.00 36.00 111.50 1.00 2.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 20.00 25.00 250.00 25.00 77.50 100.00 212.00 5.00 18.75 50.00 20.00 100.00 15.00


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Heroine Lodge Montgomery Lodge Wellston Lodge Eminence Lodge Fellowship Lodge Bismarck Lodge Maitland Lodge Illmo Lodge Mountain Grove Lodge Robert Meyer Whitesville Lodge Pauldingville Lodge New Hope Lodge Wilderness Lodge Parrott Lodge Erwin Lodge _ Fred Hach Nelson Lodge Aurora Lodge Southwest Lodge Craig Lodge Agency Lodge Neosho Lodge Barnes Lodge Warrenton Lodge Owensville Lodge Northeast Lodge Brotherhood Lodge Country Club Lodge Knob Noster Lodge Bee Hive Lodge Winona Lodge Cleveland Lodge Mokane Lodge ~ Cri terion Lodge Wallace Lodge Ionic Lodge Laredo Lodge , Aurora Lodge Wakanda Lodge Hiram Lodge ; St. Louis Lodge De Soto Lodge Grandview Lodge路 Chaffee Lodge St. Francois Lodge Pride of the West Lodge Poplar Bluff Lodge Griswold Lodge St. Clair Lodge

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116 609 62'4 643 269 656 245

393 430 651 612 586 456 154 253 267 52 362 20

119 618 615 234

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Lodge No.

_ _ __ _ 570 May 16 Republic Lodge _ _ _._ 570 16 James J. Bain _ _ _ _._ 31 16 Liberty Lodge _ 644 16 Grain Valley Lodge _ _._ 52Q 16 Clifton Heights Lodge 579 17 Grandin Lodge ._ 331 17 Charity Lodge _ _ 342 17 Circle Lodge 19 Keystone Lodge 243 53 19 Weston IJodge _ _ _ 535 21 Blackwell Lodge _ _ _ 363 21 Fraternal Lodge 21 W. A. Handlan, Jr 163 21 Defiance Lodge 88 21 Clarksdale Lodge _ 559 21 Western Star Lodge _._ _ _ 15 22 Seligman Lodge 617 22 Bloomfield Lodge __ _ 153 23 Rockhill Lodge __ .663 226 24 Saline Lodge 316 24 Rural Lodge _.347 25 America Lodge _ 637 25 Bethel Lodge _ _ _._ 123 25 Hermann Lodge __ _ 529 25 Apollo Lodge 28 26 St. John's Lodge 184 28 Morley Lodge 661 29 Theo. Roosevelt Lodge ._.. _ _ _ _ 27 31 Evergreen Lodge 534 31 COlumbia Lodge 482 June 1 Clin tonv ille Lodge : _ _ _ _ 43 2 Jefferson Lodge _ _ 649 5 University Lodge 5 Wentzville Lodge ._ _ 46 _ 163 6 Ira and W. S. Dodd 164 6 Joachim Lodge .._ _ _._ 223 6 Ray Lodge _ 588 7 St. Francisville Lodge ._ _ _ 360 7 Tuscan Lodge _ . 7 Grand Chapter, R. A. M 7 Grand Cornrnandery, K. T _ _ . 7 Paris Union Lodge ._..............................•............... 19 . 7 Grand Council, R. and S.M...................•. _ _ _ 207 8 Clay Lodge _ _._._ __ 267 8 Aurora Lodge _ _ _ 383 8 Pythagoras Lodge __ _ 322 9 Hardin Lodge _ 332 9 Excello Lodge _ _ 330 11 Paul Revere Lodge _ _._ 597 11 Bosworth Lodge

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Amount 25.00 13.00 25.00 39.00 2.00 1.00 27.00 500.00 5.00 100.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 1.00 2.50 10.00 45.75 263.00 75.00 70.25 76.50 25.00 10.00 1.00 .50 .50 1.00 15.00 19.00 13.25 25.00 56.70 25.00 10.00 5.25 4.50 4.50 4.00 50.00 44.50 10.00 6.20 10.00 12.40 36.50 10.00 45.30 5.00 25.00 10.00


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Barnett Lodge 591 J. W. Skelly 360 Sedalia Lodge 236 Maplewood Lodge 566 Webster Groves Lodge 84 Russellville Lodge 90 Herculaneum Lodge 338 Hume Lodge _ 130 Nodaway Lodge .470 Sarcoxie Lodge 293 Concordia Lodge 464 Algabil Lodge 544 Star of the West Lodge 133 Pleasant Grove Lodge 142 Cunningham Lodge 525 Ashland Lodge 156 Senath Lodge 513 Westville Lodge 202 Elvins Lodge 599 Farmington Lodge 132 Leadwood Lodge . 598 Mt. Hope Lodge 476 Irondale Lodge 143 Alanthus Lodge 252 Hope Lodge 251 Jonesburg Lodge 457 Sullivan Lodge 69 Lodge of Light Lodge 257 South Gate Lodge 547 Cement Lodge 431 Blairstown Lodge 557 Wallace Park Lodge 627 Lebanon Lodge 77 Gate City Lodge 522 Hopewell' Lodge 239 Craft Lodge 287 Amsterdam Lodge 141 Plato Lodge 469 McDonald Lodge : 324 Whitewater Lodge .417 Red Bird Lodge 584 Censer Lodge 172 Lane's Prairie Lodge 531 J. C. C. Waldeck.................................................... 1 Rising. Sun Lodge 13 Hannibal Lodge 188 D. E. Williams : 534 Twilight Lodge 114 Williamstown Lodge 370 W. E. Harrington ,..376

Amount 18.60 5.00 125.00 100.00 391.00 10.00 13.00 7.50 25.00 29.75 19.50 40.00 10.00 19.00 10.00 8.60 19.00 7.00 25.00 18.60 25.00 15.50 22.00 16.75 25.00 54.00 15.10 10.00 100.00 7.50 10.00 8.50 25.00 172.10 17.40 15.00 3.80 7.60 29.80 4.40 10.60 39.40 6.30 15.00 12.00 50.00 10.00 17.00 5.40 1.00


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East Gate Lodge __ __ Blue Springs Lodge Modern Lodge Mt. Moriah Lodge F. M. Hargreaves W. ·A. Webb Winigan Lodge Hartford Lodge Putnam Lodge Arcana Lodge Bloomington Lodge _ Composi te Lodge Silex Lodge Fair Play Lodge _ Helena Lodge _ _ Cold Spring Lodge Glensted Lodge Pomegranate Lodge Fen ton Lodge Commonwealth Lodge . Decatur Lodge Per. F. G. Fuessel Wyaconda Lodge Birming Lodge Clifton Heights Lodge Aurora Lodge Benjamin Franklin Lodge Itaska Lodge : Naphtali Lodge Pride of the West Lodge _ _ West Gate Lodge Meridian Lodge . Excelsior .Lodge Magnolia Lodge Trinity Lodge Pyramid Lodg;e Ravenwood Lodge Mt. Washington Lodge Athens Lodge Tower Grove Lodge J. Gwynn Gough Geo. Washington Lodge .. Bonhomme Lodge Triangle Lodge Algabil Lodge Alpha Lodge : St. Mark's Lodge _._ _ Max A. Wittmann Corin thian Lodge Mt. Moriah Lodge

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1928 Subscriber Sept. 20 Theo. Kalbfell " 20 West Gate Lodge .. ------. 20 Cosmos Lodge 20 Zeredetha Lodge u 21 Union Lodge 21 Kansas City Lodge 22 St. Joseph A. A. S. R. " 24 Polar Star Lodge 24 Carl Junction Lodge 24 Parma Lodge 25 Theo. Roosevelt Lodge 25 Albert S. Dexheimer 25 St. Joseph Lodge 25 Shekinah Lodge 6 Thos. A. Brown Oct. 6 Breckenridge Lodge 11 Itaska Lodge 24 Clifton Heights Lodge 24 CliftQn Heig-hts Lodge 27 America Lodge

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$10.60 17.27 22.96 17.78 2.48 3.69 8.65

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$83.43 83.43 $25,189.34

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548.50 243.00 470.75 375.50 250.00 190.50 385.76 837.50 402.0'0 450.50 326.50 599.25 304.00 500.00 259.25 393.25 2.356.22 250.00 191.50 742.50 383.75 536.55 113.90 907.95 481.45 15.00 146.30 451.50 179.50 625.00 577.30 1,452.74 36.50 $25,105Jl1 $ 83.43

$25,189.34 June 29. 1928-Special Check Remitted to J. Claude Keiper, Treasurer, George Washington National Memorial Association $18.000.00 Nov. 1. 1928-Special Check Remitted to J. Claude Keiper, Treasurer, George Washington National Memorial Association 7,000.00 $25,000.00


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MOTIONS CARRIED.

Immediately following, M. W. Bro. Bert S. Lee requested the Grand Master to surrender his seat to the Deputy Grand Master, and speaking of the remarkable success the Grand Master had achieved in securing the additional $25,000 pledged to the George Washington Memorial Fund, moved that he, 1\11. W. Bro. Ittner, be included in the delegation to attend the meeting of that organization in' February next, and that the Committee on Ways and Means be empowered to take steps to make the necessary appropriation therefor. These motions were separated by Acting Grand Master Bigger, separately put, and unanimously carried to an accompaniment of applause. REPORT OF GRAND LECTURER.

R. \lv. Bro. James R. McLachlan, Grand Lecturer, presented his report as follows: Adopted. To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Acceptcd Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: I am again called upon to give an account of my stewardship. I visited and held Lodges of Instruction at the following places: Wayland, Kahoka, Memphis, Downing, Albany, Bethany, Union Star. Columbia, Luray, St. Charles, Mexico, Centralia, Clark, Elsberry, Louisiana, Paris, LaBelle, Williamstown, Bois D'Arc, Marshfield, Strafford, Bolivar. Mt. Washington, Ljber.ty, Weston, Mound City, Maryville, Hopkins, Pickering, Breckenridge, .Gallatin, Trenton, Salisbury, Carrollton, Waverly, Marceline, Wellston,' Kirksville, Milan, Brookfield, Sedalia, Marshall, Versailles, Fayette, Boonville, Fulton, Tipton, Jefferson City, St. Louis, Wright City, DeSoto, Fredericktown, Farmington, Poplar Bluff, Malden, Senath, Cape Girardeau, Dexter, Flat River, Holliday, Butler, Nevada, Belton, Kansas City, Clinton, Aldrich, Anderson, Aurora, Joplin. Ozark, Greenfield; Republic, Seymour. Springfield, Mountain Grove, West Plains, "~illow Springs. Thayer, Winona, VanBuren, Lebanon, Richland. Sullivan and Wellsville. These meetings, with few exceptions, were of two days duration each, and while many Lodges were without work, the attendance was very good. This is an indication that, while they were inactive, the zeal and interest of the brethren were in no wise lessened. In addition to the above named places, it was my ,privilege and pleasure to visit a number of Lodges with the Grand Master, M. W. Bro. Ittner. who was always received with the homage due to his exalted position. All of these visitations merit personal mention, but as they were primarily the Grand Master's receptions, he will, dOUbtless, gIve them the necessary recognition.


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Through the courtesy of James E. Winterton, Jr., and William H. Haley. Worshipful Master and Secretary respectively of Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520, I was a guest of that Lodge on April 21st in their pilgrimage to Kansas City to be the guests of East Gate Lodge No. 630. The trip was made over the Missouri Pacific R. R. and all the details were so planned that our journey was made on schedule time and with the greatest ease and comfort to all. On arriving at Kansas City, we were received ann entertained most royally by East Gate Lodge. The Grand Master called the usual conference meetings with the District Deputy Grand Masters and District Lecturers. They were held at intervals for the convenience of the Grand Master and at the following places: Moberly, November 28 and 29; St. Louis,路 November 30 and December 1; Springfield, January 5 and 6; Kansas City, January 13 and 14 and St. Joseph, January 20 and 21. While not all of the Deputies were able to be present. there was a good representation at every meeting. The usual program was followed, the first day was devoted to the exemplification of the work in all the degrees under the supervision of the Grand Lecturer and the second, to the Grand Master's conference. In all of these meetings the Grand Master presided. The arrangements for these meetings were made by R. W. Bro. Arthur Mather. Grand Secretary through the Deputies in their respective Districts and every thing was done for the convenience and comfort of the brethren that could be desired. At each of these meetings. we were encouraged by the presence of members of the Grand Lodge from their respective localities. In my traveling all over the State, I have excellent opportunities to observe the quantity and quality of work being done by the different Lodges. I am not surprised at the final summing up of our membership, as I found that a number of our Lodges had no work and none in prospect, others. however. were busy the entire year. But when we look at the returns. we find that we had a very reasonable number of raisings but our losses from various sources, have been unusually heavy. As to the quality of the work, I am sure that the work done in a vast majority of our Lodges. is done in a very creditable and satisfactory manner. Not only as to their proficienc'y in the ritual but the effective and impressive manner in which the work is done. I am quite sure that all of my deputies. without exception. emphasize both of these features in all their instruction. Annexed hereto, you will find an abstract of their reports, I am under obligations for their continued support and commend them for faithfulness in the performance of their duties. ABSTRACT OF REPORTS OF DISTRICT LECTURERS. Bro. L. W. Osborne of the 2nd District, says there is not as much improvement in the ritualistic work as in years gone by. on account of the shortage of petitions. . Some of the Lodges had no petitions. Nov- . inger Lodge is doing splendidly, although they have conferred but one degree since their charter was restored. They meet regularly and open and close in due form. Brother Joseph W. Moore, of the 3rd District reports a Lodge of Instruction at Milan, in charge of the Grand Lecturer, which, while not


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generally attended, on account of bad roads, was very profitable to those in attendance. Every Lodge in the District, except Humphreys and efforts were made to visit them, but lack of numbers prevented a meeting. He finds that most of the Lodges are fairly well attended and the work creditably done. Lodges of Instruction were held at Green City, Lucerne, Newton and Harris. All were well represented, and consIderable interest was manifested by the brethren. He has reason to bc proud of the District, as a whole and wants it to continue to rank among the leaders. Brother E. M. Wilson of the 4th District says that owing to circumstances, over which he had no control, he was unable to accomplish very much during the year. He visited only three Lodges,· but met with the officers of all the Lodges and kept informed to some extent of conditions throughout the District. The Lodges are in a healthy condition and while there were a number of suspensions for non-payment of dues, the Lodges are probably on a better basis now than ever before. Five of the Lodges had work and what he witnessed, was very creditably done. Some very able and efficient workers are numbered among the brethren' and the result of their labors is very manIfest in the different Lodges. He is hopeful for the future and sees no lagging in Masonic interest and loyalty. Brother Hendrix Newman of the 5th District visited every Lodge in his charge. Held Lodges of Instruction with the following Lodges: Cainesvllle, Hatfield, Prairie, New Hampton, Lorraine and Lodge of Light. He, officially, visited Bethany Lodge and attended the District meeting there, conducted by the Grand Lecturer. Special attention wa!'! given to Hatfield Lodge. This Lodge has a small membership and was dormant for almost a year. Through the efforts of Brother Newman and with the aid of some of the brethren, they have become proficient in the ritual, meet with regularity and increased their membership by four during the past year. They have caught the spirit of Freemasonry and will doubtless continue to be a force in their communi f •• Harmony prevails throughout the District and the work is executed in a better manner than ever before. Brother Jonathan Stark of the 7th District held Lodges of Instruction 'with the following Lodges: Barnard, Gaynor, Graham, Kenncdy, Maryville, Nodaway. Ravenwood and Skidmore. He also visited the following Lodges: Xenia, Clearmont, Pickering and Whitehall. At each place he assisted in degree work, instructed in the ritual and made himself general1y useful. The condition of the Lodges is very satisfactory. Brother Frank A. Mlller of the 9th District visited all of the Lodges but Rosendale and Bolckow and these Lodges, on account of local conditions at the times specified for meeting, were impossible to reach. During the first three months of the year, weekly Lodges of Instruction were held at St. Joseph, with an average attendance of forty-one. Other Lodges of Instruction were held at Faucett, Agency, Flllmore, DeKalb, Saxton, Rushvlllc, Savannah, Whitesvllle and Cosby. At these places Instruction was given from two to twelve nights, according to their need. He was not only attentive to his own District, but made freQuent visitations tv neighboring Districts. He reports that most of the Lodges are in very good condition and all but one or two are doing some work.


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Brother D. M. Foster of the 11th District visited the Lodges at Holt, Lathrop, Plattsburg, Hemple and Cameron and was also at Liberty with the Grand Lecturer and assisted him in the work. He especially commends the brethren at Lathrop for their activity during' the year, not only in their anxiety to learn the ritual but in their increase in numbers. The Lodges, generally, g'ive promise' of renewed activity and are fairly well equipped in Lodge work. Brother E. E. Divinia of the 12th District reports the Lodges in his Distl'ict in good condition but with much room for improvement. Most of the Lodges visited evinced considerable interest, and were very attentive to instruction. He is of the opinion that the District as a whole, shows improvement. In two or three instances, however, he notes a lack of interest and that the brethren appear satisfied with their present attainment::;. He visited and gave instruction to the following Lodges: l"riendship, Chillicothe, Kingston, Braymer, Hamilton, Polo, Breckenridge, Dawn and Cowgill. All of these, except Hamilton, are in good working condition, and making good progress in the proficiency in the ritual. He hoped to be able to visit all the other Lodges before tile meeting of Grand Lodge. Brother E. W. Tayler of the 13th District visited only two Lodges. Had a Lodge of Instruction at Brookfield in April, when all the Lodges were represented except Cypress and Bucklin. From reports received from the various Lodges, he says that very little work was done and the attendance very small. I Brother William L. Hamrick of the 14th District held one Lodge of Instruction at Excello dul'ing the meeting of the District Association. He reports the Lodges at: Macon, J.;lmer, Bethel, Shelbina and Shelbyville are in fair prosperous condition, doing some work and maintaining good interest. The Lodges at Clarence, Callao, College Mound and Ex(;ello have fairly good interest but not much work. The Lodges at LaPlata and Atlanta are in a rather lethargic condition. Brother Harry E. Schneider of the 15th District says his report is neeessarily brief as he has been in a hospital at Ft. Bayard, N. M. since the middle of February. The only visitations made were with the Hannibal amI Palmyra Lodges. He thinks, from the reports received, that the Lodges have done very well the past year. Brother J. E. Thompson of the 16th District reports very little activity among the Lodges. Several of the Lodges, on special invitation, had other Lodges as their guests at one of their meetings, hoping to revive interest among the brethren, but with only partial success. Some of the Lodges have been unable to hold regular meetings but from the fact that they have paid their dues, it is inferred that their interest is unabated. Brother Thomas F. Hurd of the 17th District visited all the Lodges except Santa Fe and Monroe, these Lodges, however, are in good condition and doing well. Madison Lodge is doing better and Holliday Lodge, though small, does very creditably. Weekly instruction was given in Paris Union Lodge during February and March. This Lodge is doing well and has been reasonably busy. Much private instruction was. given to officers of the different Lodges and he is very hopeful for a more prosperous year than it has been. Brother H. L. Mann of the 19th District visited six Lodges and came


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in contact with the membership of all Lodges during the associations held in April and October. At these meetings the ritualistic work is gone over, mistakes are corrected and doubts dispelled. These associations afford splendid opportunities for instructing the various Lodges as well as to bring about general results for the good of Freemasonry. Lodges of Instruction were also held at Sumner, Keytesville, Brunswick and Mendon. He accompanied the Grand Master in his visitations to DeWitt, Triplett, Brunswick, Keytesville and Salisbury and says that these meetings were a real inspiration both to the Grand Master and the brethren. This has been a good year for his District. A net gain of thirty-two is reported and a fine Masonic spirit is in evidence. A sup~ plementary report from Brother H. R. Mason of Marceline, who on request of Brother Mann visited Westville Lodge, is enclosed. Brother Mason gives a most satisfactory report of the present condition of this Lodge, which passed through some very troublous times, but, now, all are working together in harmony. He spoke of having installed the officers of that Lodge and noted that the W. M. is the third member of the family that he had installed and that a fourth one had also served in that office, a very good recommendation for the family name. Brother P. E. Wait of the 20th District held Lodges of Instruction at Richmond, Hardin, Camden and Bosworth. All but three of the Lodges were visited, some of them several times, on which occasions, assistance was rendered in degree work or instruction was given in some phase of the ritual. All the Lodges, but one, had some work during the year and as a whole very creditable work is done. The brother complains of a lack of interest and poor attendance, which are very common complaints among all the Lodges. Brother Asa .D. Hurd of the 22nd District reports as follows: "Beginning with the first Friday in January and continuing each Friday evening through January and Fel;>ruary, Brother Reynolds and myself held the usual school of instruction for the 22nd District with a splendid attendance. Directly following this, we made an official visitation to each of the eighteen Lodges in this district, directing their attention to our wishes in regard to carrying out their work. Each Lodge now has one brother to look after their funeral services, who is capable and who likewise adds the proper dignity to that occasion, and who is following our prescribed service. Sometimes these brethren, where the occasion rE:quires, interchange services, as they are becoming well known for the character of their work. "Our Lodges are all opening and closing in regular form, and we are truly pleased with the marked improvement in dignity that 'has been added to our meetings. We have insisted (and with fine results) on the proper manner of entering and retiring being observed. "Following our regular school of instruction, each Lodge, with few exceptions, took up their own school of instruction, which has resulted to their material benefit." . Brother C. B. Waddell of the 23rd District visited all of his Lodges, some of them several times and assisted them in the conferring of degrees.. Seven Lodges of Instruction were held. The most of the Lodges are in a very good condition but none of them were especially active, particularly during the Summer months. Brother T. W. Hoskins of the 24th District- visited Arrowrock, Sweet


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Brother S. P. Cunningham of the 27th District held Lodges of Instruction with the following Lodges: Hebron, Laddonia, Central, Houston, Vandalia, AuxVasse, Fulton, Williamsburg, Portland, Mokane and Tebbetts. Several of these Lodges were only of one day's duration, the others two and three days. He thinks that the work is in as good or better shape than ever before and there are a number of brethren who are very proficient and could work with credit in any Lodge. He" also spent considerable time in giving personal instruction. Brother S. S. Cox of the 28th District visited every Lodge in the District, assisted in conferring degrees in Daggett, Florence, Montgomery and Wellsville Lodges. He was with the Grand Lecturer in a Lodge of Instruction held at Wellsville at which meetings, representatives from other Lodges were in attendance. The Lodges, generally, are in good working condition and peace reigns throughout the District. Brother L. T. Baskett of the 29th District visited two Lodges, assisted in the work and installed officers. This district is composed mostly of farmers and the attendance and interest of the Lodges are at a rather low ebb. Aside from this, the Lodges are in good condition. Brother W. D. Rogers of the 31st District held Lodges of Instruction with the following Lodges: Moniteau, California, Chamois, Clarksburg, Russellville and Jefferson. A District meeting conducted by the Grand Lecturer was held at Tipton. An event of considerable interest to the District was a". meeting held at Jefferson City on Labor Day. All the Lodges were invited, a third degree was conferred and a barbecued dinner was served in the evening. This occasion was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. None of the Lodges were overburdened with work but recent reports indicate that the Lodges are receiving petitions and the outlook appears favorable. Brother R. A. Breuer of the 32nd District has kept in close touch with the Masonic" activities of the various Lodges and visited as many of them as his time would permit. He finds that Masonic interest is good, the work is being done in an orderly and efficient" manner in most of the Lodges and where the ritual is lacking, the Masonic spirit prevails. Brother Richard O. Rumer of the 33rd District reports that at the beginning of the Lodge of Instruction under his supervision, a committee on Masonic Instruction, composed of the following Worshipful Brethren was selected: Leroy A. 'Veidle of Polar Star Lodge No. 79, Solon Cameron of Missouri Lodge No.1 and Marvin E. Boisseau of Rose Hill Lodge No. 550. During the year twenty-six regular weekly meetings of the Lodge of Instruction were held. The total attendance was as follows: Officers, 1454; Members, 1483; Total, 2937. Average attendance per meeting, 112. At these meetings either R. W. Brother Lew Gallant or R. W. Brother Theodore C. Teel D. D. G. M's. for the 33rd Masonic District presided over the craft and usually both of the D. D. G. M's. were present during the entire meeting. The Lodge of Instruction was ~ivided into several classes, each class having a thoroughly competent instructor and all under the supervision of the District Lecturer. Very valuable service was rendered him by these instructors, and all the Masonic interests in the District co-operated with him to make the meetings effective. From


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personal knowledge and from reports received from authentic sources he says that the officers of the various Lodges are well versed in the ritual and that the ritual is being closely followed and that the degrees a.re being conferred in a satisfactory manner. Brother James F. Blair of the 34th District says that the fourteen Lodges of that District are doing passably good work. Perhaps one-half of this number are doing exceptionally good work. as compared with a few years ago. The Lodges were not very active during the year but the interest in Lodge work appears unabated. The District Lodge of Instruction held at Belton was reasonably well attended. Brother R. B. Campbell of the 35th District visited. all the Lodges, but Hume and Rich Hill. Lodges of Instruction were held with the following Lodges: Crescent Hill and Tyrian Lodges and a District Lodge of Instruction was held by the Grand Lecturer at Butler at which meeting. he was present and gave assistance. All the Lodges did some work and a net gain of fifty-two is recorded for the District. Brother Thornton Jennings of the 37th District visited each Lodge in his District at least once during the year. Lodges of Instruction were held in the following Lodges: Clinton. Deepwater, Montrose, St. Clair and Agricola. At every visitation some necessary instruction was given. A marked improvement was noted in the interest and proficiency in the work and especially among the smaller Lodges. Brother W. C. Cowan of the 38th District visited three of the Lodges and assisted in路 the work of the degrees. Considerable instruction was given to individual members of many of the Lodges. The general condition of the Lodges is about on a par with last year. But very little 'work was done last year but prospects appear more favorable for the coming year. Brother C.路 E. Pyle of the 40th District visited all but two of his Lodges and held Lodges of Instruction with the following Lodges: Shekinah, Joachim, Irondale. Potosi and DeSoto. The attendance at these meetings was unusually good. The Lodges were not very active last year but present conditions are more favorable for a prosperous coming year. Brother M. E. Ewing of the 41st District received his appointment late in the season when conditions were not convenient for much work. He. however, visited the following Lodges and assisted in the work: Fairplay, Aldrich, Pleasant Hope. Morrisville and Bolivar. He reports that the Lodges visited do from fair to good work. Brother H. H. Finley of the 42nd District has kept himself well informed as to conditions in his District. Very little work was done and less interest manifested than in preceding years. Peace and harmony prevails. Brother John C. Senate of the 43rd District visited five of the Lodges in his charge, assisted in degree work and gave some instruction. More private instruction was given than in all former years combined. This District is disturbed by a strike of the coal miners and some four or five Lodges are aff~cted by this disturbance. They have done nothing and until conditions are more satisfactory. much cannot be expected of them. Brother Harry S. Hightower of the 44th District reports the Lodges in his care in a prosperous condition, peace and harmony prevailing.


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Brother E. F. Hannah of the 45th District reports that Lodges of Instruction were held in all the Lodges, except Bois D'Arc and Rogersville. The officers of all the Lodges visited are commended for their zeal as well as for their proficiency. The Lodges; as a whole, are doing very creditable work and while some were not very active, their conditiofi is very satisfactory. Doric Lodge located at Elkland; although small in numbers, has a corps of officers, who are commended for their proficiency and for their Masonic interest. The three Lodges in Springfield are doing excellent work and all in a prosperous condition. Brother Carl A; Swenson of the 46th District says that usual conditions prevail throughout the District. Very few degrees were conferred and more suspensions for non-payment of dues are reported, than usual. He visited nine of the fourteen Lodges, instructed the officers of all the Lodges alid has thus kept himself well informed as to their condltiort.· The officers arc fairly proficient and are making efforts for Improvement. . Brother .T. A. Kinder of the 49th District visited all the Lodges except Zalma ahd Oak Ridge. He gave instruction in five of the six Lodges, visited and held Lodges of Instruction of three days duration each, with Tfo~el Lodge and St. Marks Lodge. He observes that there is considerable more evidence of prosperity among the Lodges, than a year ago. All tHe Lodges recently visited. were either receiving petitions or had candIaates on the way. While he does not feel justified in saying there is much iniprovemEmt, generally, in the work of the ritual, one Lodge, at least, has progressed beyond expectations. Whitewater Lodge, formerly locateCl. at Laflin recently moved to Whitewater. New officers are· in charge; they have become proficient in all phases of the work and the butlook for its growth and prosperity is very flattering. Brother G. A. Sample of the 50th District visited and gave instruction in a number of Lodges and gave much of his time to instructing local and visiting brethren at any and all times. The Lodges at East Prairie alid Charleston Were instructed by Brother Robert Fowlkes, a thoroughly competent instructor and Morley Lodge by Brother D. M; Margraves both of whom are well qualified. A District Lodge of Insttuction was held by the Grand I.ecturer at Dexter. The Lodges thtoughout the District are competent to do from fair to good work. Brother G. C. Bishop of the 51st District says that the fraternity is prbgressing nicely throughout the District. There have been years in which more work Was done, but none in which he could boast of a more healthy growth. He visited several Lodges and gave instruction on every occasion. Brother K. C. Johnson of the 52nd District visited three Lodges during the year and gave instruction on such· occasions; A District Lodge of InstrucWm was held at Poplar Bluff which was fairly well attended. The Lodges· in the District are fortunate in having one or more brethren nn10ng their nl:lmber who are well versed in the work and the result of their labors is vel'y evident. Brother C. E. Armstrong of the 53rd District reports that the work Is progressing in all but four of his Lodges that are very inactive and the prospects for them are not very promising. He visited and instructed lrisix of the Lodges and also visited Bayou Lodge and offered assistance to them at the time their hall was destroyed by a tornado. To· date they


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have no place to me~t. Mt. Zion, Koshkonong and Clifton Lodges are doing very nicely. Mt. Zion Lodge lost their Hall by the explosion. which was so destructive to life and property. last spring and they are now meeting in temporary quarters. Brother G. C. Vaughn of the 54th District visited and held Lodges of Instruction of from two to three days each in all of the eleven Lodges comprising his District. He finds that all are in: good condition and there is a general desire among them for greater service. Brother W. N. Marbut of the 55th District visited all the Lodges, some of them several times. He gave instruction in several Lodges, assisted in degree work and gave much private instruction to officers. The iarger Lodges are reasonably proficient and do very good work, while the smaller ones are not quite so good. Brother W. A. Phipps of the 56th District reports a very busy year. tIc visited and spent some time with each of the Lodges except one, held three or four Lodges of Instruction of one day and night duration each in as many different Lodges. During the year, four District meetings were held, at which times, all three degrees were c0nferred. These meetings created considerable interest and tended to inspire the participants to a greater degree of proficiency. A District Lodge of Instruction was held at Anderson," which was very well attended and considerable - benefit derived therefrom. The District has enjoyed a nice healthy "growth, good will and harmony prevails. While they have improved in the ritual, the character of their membership is improving in moral and spiritual force. Brother H. H. Strait of the 57th District gives a very comprehensive and complete report of every meeting held and names the brethren, who so ably and effectively assisted him at each meeting-, all of whom merit special mention for their zeal and untiring- efforts in behalf of the District but neither time nor space will permit. One of the number, however, Brother J. Dan Schierbaum of Clayton Lodge, who was among the best of instructors, sickened and died early in January. His loss was keenly felt by the brethren of the District. He had been elected W. M. of Clayton Lodge, but never presided at a single meetin~" Some twenty~five weekly meetings of Instruction were held with an average attendance of about sixty, and an average of about eig-ht Lodges represented. These meetings were held among the various Lodges of the District from the first of November to the first of June. While statistics of attendance are not available, Maplewood Lodg-e No. 566 led in attendance. while Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 led in percentage of membership. Another noteworthy fact is that Brother E. L. McArthur of Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 was present and acted as Chaplain at every meeting. Practically all the Lodges without exception, may be said to be quite proficient in the work. There are very few of the incumbent officers, who lack proficiency, either throug-h their inability to learn or want of application, but this deficiency is offset by a number of other well informed brethren. Among the distinguished visitors to the District during-. the year was Brother Lt. Com. John Philip Sousa, who visited University No. 649. The Brother gave a very interesting talk concerning- his extensive travels and revealed the fact that he had been a Mason for fifty years. M. W. Brother Anthony F. Ittner was also present on this occasion.


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Brother K. C. Jones of the 58th District held a Lodge of Instruction with Ionia Louge, gave a great deal, more than usual, private instruction, and visited Lodges more than formerly when degree work was on the program. He visited and assisted in conferring degrees in Barnett, Glensted, Ionia and Versailles Lodges to the best of his ability. In all of the Lodges mentioned he says there is a marked improvement in the character of the work done and in the number of brethren taking an interest in the same. Fraternally submitted, J. R. McLACHLAN.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF.

R. W. Bro. A. J. O'Reilly, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Boards of Relief. Adopted as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F.& A. M., State of Missouri: Your Committee on Boards of Relief reports that it has considered the reports of Boards of Relief submitted by Hannibal, Joplin, Kansas City. Springfield, St. Joseph and St. Louis Boards of Relief, also the report of the Masonic Employment Bureau of St. Louis. The Hannibal Board reports receipts of $10.00 and expenditures of $18.25 with a net balance at the end of the Masonic year of $162.41. Joplin Board reports receipts of $15.42 and expenditures of $44.46 with a balance of $238.85. Kansas City Board makes the following report: Balance on hand July 1st, 1927 ..__._.. _ _ .. __ __ .. __ .__ .__ . $2,230.50 RECEIPTS-LODGES IN K. C. MO. Heroine No. 10 4 ._.__ _.. _ __ .. .__ _ $2 70.0 0 Kansas City No. 220 _._ _. .. . . ..__ 80.00 Rural No. 316 __ ._.. __. . . __ . _..... 42.50 Cecile-Daylight No. 305 __.. . ._. . .. __. __... 115.00 Westport No. 340 _ __ __ _.._.... 175.00 Ivanhoe No. 446 _ _.. _._ .. __ . .. .. 200.00 Orient No. 546 .. _._. .._._ _. .. _._ .._ 112.50 South Gate No. 547 . ..__._._. . . __ 125.00 Gate City No. 522 . . .. __ __ __ _ _. 127.50 Sheffield No. 625 .. .__.. _. __.__ ._. . _ __.__ _ _.. _ __ 210.00 East Gate No. 630 _ ._. _ 306.50 North East路 No. 643 . __ __ __.. ._ _ __ 100.00 Rock Hill No. 663 _. . .__ . .. _..... . ._._.. 60.00 Amount due from Albert Pike Lodge No. 219 ._ ...$ 52.05 Ivanhoe No. 446 .. ._.. __ _ _ __..__.. 350.00 Swope Park No. 617 .. _ __._._.. _ 40.00 Following Lodges Paid Full Assessment last year: Temple Lodge No. 299 York Lodge No. 563 Country Club Lodge No. 656. Receipts from other sources as follows: Interest __ _ _._ ._. ..__ ._.__ __._ _$ 37.05

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Refund on telegram _........................... 1.60 Collected from out of town Lodges and IndividUals for assistance rendered 4823.04 Grand Total

$9,016.19

DISBURSEMENTS. On Fraternal Assistance rendered $4,703.92 Telegrams _ _ _.................. 59.28 Telephones .__ _ , __ ,__ _ _......... 89.36 Printing, Postage. etc., General Office Expense........ 76.80 Salaries __ .__ .. _ _ __ 1,500.00 Auto Expense _. __ __ __ ,_......... 300.00 Total Disbursements

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$6.729.36

Balance in Commerce Trust Co. to our credit....

$2,286.83

Springfield Board makes the following report: DISBURSEMENTS. July 6, 1927-Guy H. Griffith, member Delta Lodge No. 451, Brooklyn, N. Y., relief.. _ $ August 5, 1927-Mrs. H. S. Allen. relief . August 5, 1927-Telegrams during- ycar-M. F. Smith August 5, 1927-John Williamson, relief.. _ .. September 8, 1927-Mrs. George H. Delano, relief.. .. September 13, 1927-W. A. Sturtz, member St. John's Lodge No. 25, Omaha, Neb., relief. __ . September 30, 1927-C. W. Johnson, member Polar Star Lodge No. 79, St. Louis, Mo., relief.. .. November 21, 1927-E. F. La Gess, member Newkirk L(ldge No. 88, Newkirk, Okla., relief.... December 10, 1927-C. V. Burge, member Active Lodg-e No. i58, Atchison, Kans., relief.. .. February 27, 1928-D. M. Ward, member St. Vrain Lodge No. 23, Longmont, Colo., relief April 17, 1928-W. H. Neff, member Watertown Lodge No. 49, Watertown, N. Y., relief....__ ....__.__ . Total

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20.00 2.00 11.90 2.01 5.00 15.00 2.04 i.50 15.00 60.00 20.00

$ 154.45

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RECEIPTS. August 1, 1927-Delta Lodge No. 451, Brooklyn N. Y., accouht Guy H. Griffith __ _ $ August 10, 1927-Western Light Lodge No. 394, Louisburg, Mo., for relief extended W. T. Owens September 26, 1927-Mrs. George Delano, Grandfield, Okla. .. . __ .. October 15, 1927-St. .John's Lodge No. 25, Omaha, Neb., account W. A. Sturtz _ .. February 23, 1928-Interest on Time DeposiL . March 9, 1928-E. F. La Gess _. March 9, 1928-St. Vrain Lodge No. 23, Longmont, Colo., account D. M. Ward __ .. .

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May 14, 1928-W. H. Neff Total Balance cash on hand July 1, 1927 in Farmers and Merchants Bank Time Deposits in McDaniel National Bank, July I, 1927

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$

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Receipts during year............................................................ Grand Total . Less warrants from 82 to 92, inclusive . Leaving balance on hand, July 1, 1928

370.46

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168.00 $1,088.46 154.45 $

934.01

SUPP~EMENTARY REPORT.

June 30, 1928. During the last year the Board has conducted Masonic funerals for the following transient Brethren: September 7, 1927-William J. Hughes, member of Continental Lodge No. 454, A. F. & A. 1\:1., Stewartsville, Mo. Funeral conducted by Gate of Temple Lodge No. 422. October 16, 1927-C. C. Moore, member of Greenleaf Lodge No. 232, A. F. & A. M., Greenleaf, Kans. Funeral conducted by Solomon Lodge Np. 271. October 31, 1927-Dennis Lloyd, member of Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305, A. F. & A. M., Kansas City, Mo. Funeral conducted by United Lodge No.5. November 23, 1927-E. F. Newmann, member of Keystone Lodge No. 243, A. F. & A. M., St. Louis, Mo. Funeral conducted by Gate of Temple Lodge No. 422. December 17, 1927-Charles L. Mann, member of Kirbyville Lodge No. 264, A. F. & A. M., Hollister, Mo. Funeral conducted by United Lodge NO.5. February 12, 1928-Charles F. Bishop, member of Censer Lodge No. 172, A. F. & A. M., Macon, Mo. Funeral conducted by Solomon Lodge No. 271. March 4, 1928-J. S. Bigelow, member of Mammoth Springs Lodge No. 496, F. & A. M., Mammoth Springs, Ark. Funeral conducted by Gate of Temple Lodge No. 422. March 9, 1928-N. C. Stephens, member of Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158, A. F. & A. M., Mountain Grove, Mo. Funeral conducted by United Lodge No.5. June 11, 1928-Leslie Snyder, member of Sapulpa Lodge No. 170, A. F. & A. M., Sapulpa, Okla. Funeral conducted by Solomon Lodge No. 271. St. Joseph Board reports receipts of $46.44, with expenditures of $184.61 and a balance of $414.98 at the end of the Masonic year. They also report their activities in the matter of securing employment of a number of applicants. The St. Louis Board of Relief reports as follows: Applicants giving Clandestine Lodges __ 6 Dead Beats .__ __ __ __ __ 1


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Doubtful standing (Lodges claimed failed to reply to inquiries relative to applicant'~ standing) 39 Expelled _ __ 3 Fictitious Lodges ." _._....................... 3 Frauds 46 Inlpostors 18 Investigations made for St. Louis Lodges of members who were reported sick or in distress at distant points _ 77 Receipts reported lost -;;12 Members reported missing 25 Applicants having no recognized Masonic claim _ 71 Applicants living outside jurisdiction of Board 47 Suspended _ _ _ 25 l.inaffiliated 4 Persons whose Masonic affiliation was unknown 27 Unworthy _ _._ 31 Applicants who withdrew applications for relieL........................................ 7 Sick members visited 152 Applicants found worthy and distress relieved 187 Total Num ber """" _., 781 The Board arranged for Masonic burial services over the remains of thirty-three transients, as follows: July 17, 1927-E. D. Meissonier, W. G. Paxton Lodge 559, Vicksburg, l\Iiss., by Magnolia Lodge 626. July 20, 1927-Arthur D. Smith, Bismarck Lodge 41, Bismarck, Mo., by Purity Lodge 658. August 7, 1927-Dr. Uriah Johnston, Malden 406, Malden, Mo., by George "\Vashington Lodge 9. August 6, 1927-John Devlin, Sedalia Lodge 236, Sedalia, Mo., by Tower Grove Lodge 63l. August 27, 1927-Wm. H. Strohm, O'Fallon Lodge 576, O'Fallon, Ill., by West Gate Lodge 445. September 14, 1927-Wm. Tiemann, Temple Lodge 6, Albuquerque, New Mexico, by Cornerstone Lodge 323. October 27, 1927-Benj. Purington, Gate City Lodge 522, Kansas City, Mo., by Pomegranate Lodge 95. October 28, 1927-Wm. F. Naumann, Centralia Lodge 201, Centralia, Ill., by America Longe 347. October 28, 1927-John Estes, Rushville Lodge 238, Rushville, Mo., by Naphtali Lodge 25. November 2, 1927-Arthur G. Wiedmann, Gate City Lodge 522, Kansas City, Mo., by Paul Revere Lodge 330. November 5, 1927-H. H. Clinton, Greenville Lodge 107, Greenville, Mo., by Pyramid Lodge 180. November 29, 1927-Roy L. Wease, League City Lodge 1053, League City, Texas, by Occidental Lodge 163. November 22, 1927-Charles J. Heath, Lewis Lodge 191, Louisville, Ky., by Trinity Lodge 64l. December 21, 1927-Fred Foreman, Marionville Lodge 390, Marionville, Mo., by Shaveh Lodge 646. January 7, 1l128-Harry Young, Claypool Lodge 13, Ft. Madison,


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Iowa, by Mt. Moriah Lodge 40. January 12, 1928-Geo. F. Shannon, Lewis Lodge 191, Louisville, Ky., by Anchor Lodge 443. February 6, 1928-Henry H. Hohenschield, Rolla Lodge 213, Rolla, Mo., by Benj. Franklin Lodge 642. February 10, 1928-Wm. F. Wehmeyer, Quincy Lodge 296, Quincy, Ill., by Tuscan Lodge 360. February 17, 1928-Jos. Blumenfelt, Wah-Shah-She Lodge 110, Pawhuska, Okla., by Apollo Lodge 529. March 1, 1928-Tneo. Th1.lme, Monte Vista Lodge 73, Monte Vista, Colo., by Polar Star Lodge 79. March 9, 1928-Leslie Morgan, Herrins Prairie Lodge 693, Herrin, Ill., by Beacon Lodge 3. April 12, 1928-Colvin L. Johnson, Englewoo'd Lodge 690, Chicago, Ill., by Aurora Lodge 267 (services by Cornerstone Lodge 323). April 21, 1928-Wm. N. Phillips, Jefferson Lodge 43, Jefferson City, Mo., by Lambskin Lodge 460. April 24, 1928-James W. Beeler, Temple Lodge 299, Kansas City, Mo., by Meridian Lodge 2. April 30, 1928-Wm. Innes, Star of the West Lodge 133, Ironton, Mo., by Theo. Roosevelt Lodge 661. May 2, 1928-Julius M. Falkoff, East Prairie Lodg-e 384, East Prairie, Mo., by Itaska Lodge 420. May 3, 1928-David D. Weismann, Franklin Lodge 25, Alton, Ill., by Olive Branch Lodge 576. May 12, 1928-Julius Busch, Veritas 608, Indianapolis, Ind., by Forest Park Lodge 578. May 19, 1928-R. Bogardus, Grand Crossing Lodge 776, Chicago, Ill., by Erwin Lodge 121. May 26, 1928-Thomas P. Cooper, Covert Lodge 11, Omaha, Neb., by Missouri Lodge 1. June 3, 1928-Joseph McWilliams', Brumley 203, Brumley, Mo., by Cosmos Lodge 282. June 9, '1928-George A. Matson, Crafton Lodge 653, Crafton, Pa., by Clifton Heights Lodge 520 (services by Pyramid 180). June 7, 1928-Herman E. Christrup, Laddonia Lodge 115, Laddonia, Mo., by Cache Lodg-e 416. Six graves were opened in the Masonic Board of Relief Lot in Valhalla Cemetery, as follows: No. 59-Wm. H. Strohm, O'Fallon Lodge 576, O'Fallon, Ill. No. 60-Harry H. Clinton, Greenville Lodge 107, Greenville, Mo. No. 61--.:-Har'ry Young, Claypool Lodge 13, Ft. Madison, Iowa. No. 62-William Innes, Star of the West Lodge No. 133, Ironton, Mo. No. 63-David A. Fletcher, Geo. Washington Lodge 9, St. LouIs. No. 64-Thomas P. Cooper, Covert Lodge 11, Omaha, Neb. FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Receipts; To Balance on hand July 1, 1927._............... .. Refunds $1,714.80 .. Initiations 1925-26...................................... 335.00

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To Initiations 1928-1929 _.. •• Interest .. Tornado Relief Fund 1927

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2;786.78

Disbursements: By Relief __ ._._. __ __ __ __ ., Postage __ .__ ..__ ..- --.-_ Telegraph and Telephone __ .. Expense, incidentals __.__ __ . .__ _.. Office Expense __ : __ .. __ _. Printing and Stationery ... __ .__ . __ " Funerals .. .. __ .__ Tornado Relief __.. __ __ .__ .__ .. Contingent Fund : __ __ .. Donation to Masonic Temple Ass'n __ .. ...... Bienniiil Conv., U. S. & C. Ass·n . __ Secretary.. __ __ __ __ ' Balance on hand June 30; 1928 __ __ _0

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$3,194.40 21.36 129.40 225.50 450.00 39.75 501.58 428.00 200.00 250.00 489.82 260.00 936.78

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$7.126.59

$7,126.59

The St. Louis Employment Bureau reports as follows: FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Receipts: Balance on hand July 1; i927.. __ Receipts to June 30, 1928.. __ Interest Deposits to June 30. 1928

on

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Disbursements: Salaries __ __..__ __ . Office Rent _ __ __ _ __ ._ Telephone Service _ :__ __ . __ __ __ Printing, Stationery and Supplies ._ __ ._ Postage. Equipment and General Expense __.. Balance on hand, July 1, 1928.. __ .: __ __

$i,669:00 6,678.00 87.51

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$5.206.00 600.00 212.80 165.39 444.83 1,805.49 $8,434.51

$8.434.51

STATISTICAL REPORT. Appiicants piaced I,Gi9

Cost $6;629.02

They also report the excellent co-operation and assistance rendered by Rt. Wor. Brother C. Lew Gallant and Theodore C. Teel, the District Deputy Grand Masters of the District: They state the cost of securing employment averaged $6.66 and that for every dollar so expended. the appiicants were compensated to the extent of $i18.42, that the Bureau knows of; and, no doubt, many were placed at work where the compensation was far in excess of this amount. We trust that all District Deputies will keep the matter of Masonic


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Relief before the Lodges in their various districts. The Masonic Fraternity, the first of all Relief Associations, should be remembered by every Mason, as all the so-called charity and relief bodies in this country unhesitatingly refer any person in distress, if they think the applicant has any Masonic claim, to路 the nearest Masonic Lodge. For this reason, every Lodge should have funds available at all times for the relief of worthy :lVIasons and their real Masonic dependents. Fraternally submitted, JOHN W. NEWMAN, H. 1. TAYLOR, A. J. O'REILLY, Committee.

REPORT OF BOARD OF

DIRECTO~S

OF MASONIC HOME.

W. Bro. Sol E. Waggoner, President of the l\1asonic Home Board, presented the report of the l\lasonic Home of Missouri which was received with applause, adopted and ordered printed in the Proceedings. (See Appendix.) INVITATION.

The R. W. Deputy Grand Master, Bro. Byrne E. Bigger presiding, R. W. Bro. J. W. Skelly presented the following 1nvi~atiop to the Grand Lodge: September 26, 1928. M. W. Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Missouri, St. Louis, Mo. Dear Brethren: On behalf of the Scottish Rite Cathedral Association of St. Louis, I desire to tender this Grand Lodge a most cordial and fraternal invitation to hold its session in 1929, in the Scottish Rite Cathedral in St. Louis. Cordially and fraternally, L. T. TUNE, President.

On motion of R. W. Bro. Samuel R. Freet, Grand Senior V\Tarden, the invitation was unanimously accepted. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRAND LODGE LIBRARY.

M. W. Bro. Ittner, again presiding, M. W. Bro. John Pickard, Chairman, presented report for the Committee. Adopted. To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Missouri. Brethren: The Committee on Grand Lodge Library begs leave to report': The most important event in connection with the Grand Lodge Library during the past year has been the loan to the Library by Forest Park Lodge of the Rollin C. Blackmer Collection of Masonic Books and


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manuscripts. This valuable collection has been carefully inventoried and installed in the Grand Secretary's office. M. W. Brother Marcus A. Loevy is presenting to the Wm. F. Kuhn Collection in our Library the complete Proceedin,gs of the Quattuor Coronati Lodge of Research. These books have arrived in New York fr'om London and will soon be in St. Louis. With the advice and approval of your Committee, the Grand Master appointed Brother Arthur Mather as Librarian. Under his efficient direction, indexing- and cataloging is going forward and by the first of the year the Library will be ready for use. Other gifts of books have been recei'lied during the year. Gift~ of $50.00 each have also been made to the Library fund by Grand Master Ittner and Brother Gaetano D'Amato. Other important gifts are promised in the near future, and we look for a steady increase in the size, in importance, and the usefulness of the Grand Lodge Library. Respectfully submitted, JOHN PICKARD. JOHN P. AUSTIN, J. S. McINTYRE, Committee.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS' REPORTS.

R. W. Bro. Bernal L. Tatman, Chairman, reported for the Committee. Adopted as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri.

Brethren:

Your Committee has carefully analyzed the District Deputy Grand Masters' reports for the year ending June 30, 1928. All Deputies reported excepting those holding office in Districts 2, 8, 13, 18. 30, 39 and 51. The time of submitting reports varied from June 30th to September 17th. Only a small number of questions were left unanswered. From statistics g'iven as to real and personal property owned by Lodges in the fifty-three Districts reporting, it would appear that the assets of 586 Lodges exceed $2.875,000 in value. This represents an average of nearly $G,OOO.OO per Lodge, while liabilities are listed at $222,000.00, or an average of less than $380.00 per Lodge. The amount of insurance carried on Lodge property is shown to be $1,200,000.00. many Lodges carrying no insurance, as they occupy fireproof buildings. Information is furnished as to members raised, reinstated, dimitted, suspended, etc., but since all detail of this character is fully given in the individual reports of Lodges to the Grand Lodge and incorporated by the latter in its official Proceedings, it would seem that such data could well be omitted from the reports of District Deputies. In the majority of Districts, the dues in arrears average slightly more than $1.00 per member, but in the 5th"17th, 25th and 55th Districts with a total membership of 2,971, the dues in arrears average over $1.80 per member. It is gratifying to direct attention to the showing made by


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Districts 14, 22, 24, 26, 32, 33A, 33B, 44, 45, 49, 53 and 57. These Districts comprise one-fifth of the total number in the State and contain a membership of 60,570. In a large number of the Lodges in these twelve districts the dues are relatively high, yet the average of dues in arrears per member is less than twenty-nine cents. Twelve District Deputies visited each Lodge in his district at least once during the fiscal year. Two failed to report whether visitations were made or not; one stated that he had made no visits as he was not feeling well, and another explained his failure to visit more than two Lodges by announcing that he had given a good deal of his spare time to studying the ritual. Two hundred and six Lodges, or more than 3[; per cent of the 586 on which reports were made, received no visit from the District Deputy Grand .Master during the past year-too large a proportion to assure effective supervision. There is no question but that the office of District Deputy Grand Master is a necessary and important one in the organization of the Grand Lodge, and, when conscientiously filled, it imposes heavy demands upon the time of the incumbent. In fact, aside from the Grand Master, the Grand Secretary and the Grand Lecturer,路 probably no other official occupies a position of larger potential usefulness to the Craft. As Freemasonry progresses, the responsibilities of his honorable position must rather increase than diminish-espeeially in connection with visitations. At the last Communication of the Grand Lodge a resolution offered by Rt. Wor. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger was adopted, providing that the Committee on Reports of District Deputy Grand Masters prepare blank forms for reports on each individual Lodge, instead of on the District as a Whole, and that these be used after approval by the Grand Master. Your Committee has prepared and submitted to Most Wor. Bro. Ittner revised reports in accordance with this resolution and has secured his approval thereof. We have omitted many of the questions on the old form, which precluded a report from the District Deputy until Lodge reports were completed on June 30th. The new form will enable the D. D. G. M. to report upon a Lodge within a few days following hi's visit at any season of the year. While this is a distinct advantage as to the time element, we have felt that there were many matters not included in the old form which should receive attention from District Deputies. Accordingly. and in the realization that the earnest and sincere character of these Officials assures their assumption of added duties in a spirit of renewed zeal for the Fraternity, a work of larger scope has been placed upon their shoulders. They are asked to ascertain when the books of the Secretary and Treasurer were last audited-a very important matter; whether these Officers are bonded; Whether the Lodge has an adequate safe; where the charter and records are kept, the charge for Degrees路 and dues; the condition of the Lodge Hall as to cleanliness, etc. Inquiry is made as to any extravagant expenditures; what usc is made of Grand Lodge bulletins; whether educational work is being done; what social activities are undertaken; visitations to neighboring LQdg路es, and other pertinent matters. In short, a comprehensive outline of the general condition and activity / of every Lodge is sought, in the hope and belief that such added interest


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in its welfare will prove a stimulus to attendance, encourage Masonic study, enlarge the program of special occasions for speakers and social affairs and promote efficiency and "effectiveness in all worthy undertakings. To obtain the information requested on the newly approved report form, a personal visit by the Deputy to each Lodge in his district will become almost obligatory at least once each year. Your Committee desires to express its cOmplete confidence that the increased responsibilities devolving upon them wiIJ be willingly assumed by the splendid body of Brethren comprising the District Deputy Grand Masters. Fraternally submitted, BERNAL L. TATMAN.

REPORT OF MASONIC HOME VISITING COMMITTEE.

R. W. Bro. Solon Cameron, Chairman, presented the following report of the Masonic Home Visiting Committee. Adopted. To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of the State of Mi$$ouri: Dear Brethren; Duly appointed as the Masonic Home Visiting Committee! we herewith submit our report. We have visited the Home at frequent intervals ;md are well pllilased with its management and the results of the management. We found little or nothing to criticize and much to commend. The purpos~ of our Order in providing a Home for those i1"). need of one is being carried out b~' efficient and effective measures, and the record of this work of philantI1ropy is one of which all members of the Masonic Fraternity may justly feci proud. Greater demands have been met wit~ a greater capac~ty, contingencies have been met as they arose, and we have contributed the means to a happy life for the great number of aged and worthy people who are residents of our Home. The orphan children in our care, bereft of the consideration of loving parents, are blessed with the best of attention and are provided with opportunities for their ed\,lcation;:L1 development equal to those of other children who may appear to have a more fortunate start in life. The Officials of the Home cannot be criticized in their conduct of the Institution, and we have found theI1l to be active and trustworthy, always considerate and sYmpathetic towards thOSe in their charge, faithfully supf:rvising thlil necessary business management of the Home; and quite capable, we believe, of me~ting and solving the difficulties which may arise from time to time by th~ ~~ercise of tact and good judgment. The results obtained during the past year impress us as beh~g eminently satisfactory. In closing, let us remind the Brethren that we all have an interest in this Institution, and that the best way to appreciate the work that is being done there is to visit the Home as often as possible and to take an interest in the practicaJ functioning of the organization. Your visits will be stimulating to the Officials, helpful and pleasurable to the residents and an inspiration to you who are imbued with the principl~ and high ideals of Freemasonry. It is our solemn duty to care for the aged.


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It is our glorious opportunity to shelter, protect and educate the children.

Mayhap, during your visits to the Home, and while meeting the children you may, by the impress Of your character and personality, have a lasting effect in influencing the future life of some child. It is the aim and endeavor of the Home Board to so educate and equip these children that they may go forth into the world prepared to cope with the problems of life and ready to avaH themselv(lS of the limitless opportunities offered to ambitious youth in this land of Ours. We are all blind if we cannot see That iIi the hum.an plan. Nbthing' i~ worth the building If it does not make th~ man. Fraternally submitted, SOLON CAMERON. Chairman W. P. MASON W. B. MASSEY. REPO~i

OF MISSOURI MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION.

M. W. Bro. Bert S. Lee, Chairman, made the following report for the Committee. Adopted. To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Btethren: W~, your Committee on Masonic Service, beg leave to submit our I1nntial report for the year 1927-28: In taking up the work for the present year wc realized the financial condition of the Grand Lodge, and the fact of the over-appropriation made by the Ways and Means Committee, and therefore your Committee sought to use every economy in carrying on its program, without sacrificing in any way what we thought to be absolutely essential. With this idea in view, your Committee has expended only about路 one-third of the amount appropriated for this work. Our work may be briefly outlined under three heads: (a) Educational, (b) Historical, (c) Service. The principal service rendered to the Grand TAdge by the Committee is that done through the Missouri Grand Lodge Bulletin, which has now completed an existence of fIve years. Two thousand copies of this publication have been printed and mailed quarterly to Lodge representatives and influential Masons throughout the state. From letters of appreciation received by members of the Committee, and from comment heard outside the jurisdiction, we are convinced, that while the publication may at times fall into the hands of those who have no particular interest in such work, yet the magazine is meeting with a favorable response in the hearts of the majority of its subscribers. Your Committee have not accomplished all that they have set out to do through the columns of the Bulletin. The pUblication of such a magazine is one which might well occupy the time of many individuals; we realize our limitations; this magazine has been published without cost, except the actual material involved and the necessary cost of printing. Your Association has never adopted the policy of paying salaries to any individuals, and whatever service has been rendered is gratuitous, and whatever may have


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been accomplished has been done by those who are working for the pure love of Freemasonry and not for profit. The Grand Lodge of Missouri has never seen fit to recognize an official publication; it has never been possible heretofore, to set down in an official way,' the history of the Fraternity in this state, and we feel that in the publication of such a bulletin, a contribution has been made to Masonic history, whose value has not yet been thoroughly appreciated by the members of the Fraternity. Masonry has a mission to perform, not altogether as an institution, but through the individual lives of its members. Only through such a pUblication as has been issued by your Committee can the labors of the individual members of the fraternity be disclosed and the actual effects of Masonic membership be brought to view. The work of your Committee, having to do with educational and historical phases, necessitates a close alliance between these two features of its program. The Secretary of your Committee has devoted an endless amount of time to the gathering up of historical Information dealing with Freemasonry and the early Masonic Lodges, and has gone so far as to make an index of all of the proceedings of the Grand Lodge. enabling him to furnish correct information to any inquirer concerning the ancient usages, established customs, precedents and policies of our Grand Lodge. Such an index has been needed for many years and is now available for consultation by members of our Fraternity. Your Committee has finally completed the erection of the six monuments which they were ordered to place at the graves of departed Past Grand Masters whose bodies had lain in unmarked graves for a period of twenty-five years or more. These granite markers were secured at a very low price, following competitive bid, and we feel are a credit to the Grand Lodge which erected them. The Past Grand Masters thus honored, the years of their service, and the place of their present burial are: S. W. B. Carnegy (1836-7-8). Canton, Mo. L. S. Cornwell (1854-55). Natchez, Miss. John H. Turner (1863), Glasgow, Mo. M. H. McFarland (1860), Troy, Mo. Marcus Boyd (1859), Springfield, Mo. John D. Vincil (1866-68), Columbia, Mo. In addition to the above service your Committee has attempted to reply to many individual requests for information received from brethren throughout the state. We cannot close our report without calling attention to the work done by the district councils and the services of those speakers who have volunteered to give Masonic addresses in the various Lodges. Probably the largest gathering held in the state, under the direction of the Service Association, was the annual observance of Flag Day by the Lodges of St. Louis and vicinity, on June 14th, in the Scottish Rite Cathedral in St. Louis. This and similar gatherings convince your Committee that our efforts have not been in vain and that eventually the work of this Association will come to be regarded as one of the outstanding features of the program of our Grand Lodge. Fraternally submitted, 'EERT S. LEE RAY V. DENSLOW THAD R. SMITH HENRY C. CHILES.


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ELECTION OF DIRECTORS OF MASONIC HOME BOARD.

M. W. Bro. Bert S. Lee, P. G. M., placed in nomination the following as Directors for the Masonic Home: Wm. S. Campbell, Chas. T. Kornbrodt, Orestes Mitchell, F. H. Wielandy and Sol E. Waggoner whose terms expire at this Annual Communication. They were unanimously re-elected to serve until 1931. CALLED FROM LABOR.

At 12 :05 P. M., following Prayer by the R. W. Grand Chaplain, W. C. Atwood, the Grand Lodge was CALLED FROM LABOR until 1 :30 P. M. this afternoon.


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St. Louis, September 26, 1928. At 1 :30 P. M. the Grand LDdge was CALLED TO LABOR by M. W. Bro. Anthony F. Ittrter, Grand Master, following Prayer by R. W. Bro. Robert S. Calder, Grand Chaplairt. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LOOGI::S.

VV'. Bro. Clarence L. Alexander, Chairman, presented and read the report of Comm~ttee on Chartered Lodges which was adopted as read. To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free lind Accepted Masons of Missouri: Your Committee on Chartered Lodges submits the following report: First we desire to express our appreciation to R. W. Bro. Mather and his efficient assistants for courtesies and help extended to us while in the Grand Secretary's office compiling the data for this report.. There are 661 Lodges in this jurisdiction, (Including one Lodg-e whose Charter was arrested by the Grand Master in September, 1928), and this Committee has examined the return of each Lodge. The return and remittance of every Lodge was received on time. We heartily congratulate the Grand Secretary on this result, for this is the first time in the knowledge of this Committee that every report was received on time. Last year there. were five delinquent Lodges and In accordance with the law the Grand Secretary collected a fine of Ten Dollars from each one. Perhaps the fines were paid out of the Secretaries own pockets arid this may be the reason every Lodge was on time this year. CHARTER RESTORED. The Charter of Novinger Lodge No. 583 was arrested July 15, 1927, for cause, and the Lodge remained dormant until February 17, 1928, when the Charter was restored by Grand Master Ittner and the Lodge set to work. LODGES CONSOLIDATED. Newton Lodge No. 175 voted to consolidate with Granby Lodge No. 5] 4, in December, 1927, and returned its Charter to the Grand Secretary. Papinsvllle Lodge No. 140 voted to consolidate with Rockville Lodge No. 341, in March, 1928, and returned its Charter to the Grand Sceretary. CHARTER ARRESTED. The Charter of Higginsville Lodge No. 364 was arrested for cause by Grand Master Ittner on September 7, 1928. Per capita tax of $300.30 was paid by the Lodge on 145 members. The 1928 returns of this Lodge are unbalanced, letters of correction remaining unanswered. DUPLICATE CHARTERS. Duplicate Charters were issued to the following Lodges by order of the Grand Master:


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Doric Lodge No. 300, Charter destroyed by water. LodgQ of Love No. 259, Charter destroyed by fire. Mechanicsville No. 260, Charter destroyed by water. Peculiar Lodge No. 530. Charter destroyed by water. Strafford Lodge No. 608, Charter destroyed by water. Craig Lodge No. 606, Charter destroyed by fire. STATISTICAL. Total membership. 1927 ..__ _.. _ __ __ .__ _ _ .._.. _.. _ Total membership. 1928 .._. .. _ _ _._._. __ .

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_113.790 _ 113.705

Net I ,oss ._ __ ._ _ _ _ _. ._._.. 85 Initiated ._ .._ 3.522 Dimitted _ 1.077 Passed _ 3,372 Suspended U. M. C.._.._............. 7 Raised _ 3.372 Suspended N. P. Dues .__ ._ 2,611 Affiliated _ _._._. __ _......... 949 Expelled .._._ __ _._.._............ 25 Reinstated _ _.._.. 850 Deaths .._ _ ._ _ _.1.454 282 Lodges show increase in membership. 301 show loss and 78 LodgeS break even. , There were 317 more suspensions for non-payment of dues than lagt year wh~ch accounts for the decrease ip tota~ membership. 62 J."odgef? report 110 degree work. Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 of Kansas City reports the greatest number of candidates raised. 101. -A-- s~ggestion to stimulate interest ill Lodge work may be found in the report of New J-Iamptop Longe No. 510. This Lodge gives a scholarship medal to the rankjl1g student in Citizenship in each High School in tlJeir cqmrrlUnity. They make visits to neighbor Lodges to assist in the work and have had Candidates brought to them for work. They have a large attendance at all of their meetings and expect soon to own their temp~e.

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IN LARGE CITIES. Total Net Susp. Dues Dues Members Gain Raised N.P.D. Remitted Outst'ng St. LOUis, 46 Lodges........ 2j),427 258 774 266 233 $2,266 Kansaf;l City. 1.8 Lodges .. 18.437 46 loss 530 494 202 6,787 St. Joseph, 5 Lodges 2.907 15 loss 71 63 193,824 Springfield. 3 Lodges 2,503 39 loss 55 94 30 360 Joplin, 2 Lodges 1,267 31 47 29 8 1-00 Sedalia, 2 Lodges .. . 918 1 loss 32 52 14 710 Hannibal, 2 Lodges_.. _.... 874 27 16 2 4 None The total membership in St. Louis City and St. Louis County is 30,073. an increase over last year of 392. The total membership in Kansas City and Jackson County is 20,360, an increase of 20. DUES TO GRAND LODGE ON MEMBERS REINSTATED. Sixty-three Lodges failed to pay arrears on reinstated members who had been suspended for non-payment of dues. These omissions were not intentional. merelY laCk of information Of Grand Lodge Law. The law is "If any Lodge I5hall collect from a suspended member dues.路 for the nonpayment of which he shall have been sugpendcd. such Lodge shall pay to the Grant;! Lodge the. sum of $2.10 for each year's dues so collected. if not previously accounted for," It is plain that if a member is suspended for non-payment of dues you do not report him as a member in good


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standing and do not pay Grand Lodge dues on him. Later when he pays up and is reinstated you owe the per capita tax to the Grand Lodge for the year he was not included. Our laws provide that a brother is not liable for dues during the time he stands suspended so only arrears of one year is due the Grand Lodge. CERTU'ICATE PLAN OF TRANSFERRING MEMBERSHIP. As usual this plan causes considerable confusion in the returns and there are several instances of Lodges reporting the same member, because the Lodge receiving the Certificate and electing the brother does not report his election to the Lodge that issued the Certificate. One Lodge reports that Certificate was issued more than two years ago and that it was not notified of the election of the brother in the other Lodge and that Dimit has not been issued to complete the transaction. Both Lodges indude the brother as a member in good standing. OUTSTANDING DUES. Total amount of Outstanding Dues reported in 1927 Total amount of Outstanding Dues reported in 1928

$77,780.00 74,150.00

Decrease $ 3.630.00 We are glad to report this substantial decrease in outstanding dues. for we believe that prompt collection of dues will reduce the suspensions for non-payment. It is much easier to collect one year's dues than it is to collect an accumulation of two or three years. A Lodge of 51 members, annual dues $4.00. reports $510.00 outstanding. which would indicate the entire membership owing two years' dues. Another Lodge with 154 members, annual dues $4.00. reports $711.00 outstanding. Neither of these Lodges report any suspensions for non-payment of dues. Now compare these Lodges with Gate City Lodge No. 522. of Kansas City, with more than 1,700 members and NO OUTSTANDING DUES. Five more Lodges in Kansas City and five in Jackson County report no dues outstanding. Two Lodges in Springfield, one in Joplin and both Lodges in Hannibal and Columbia have no outstanding dues. Sixteen lodges in St. Louis City and six in St. Louis County have no dues outstanding. The total amount outstanding in the for.ty-six Lodges of St. Louis with a total membership of 26,427 is only $2,266.00, or less than nine cents per capita. There are many Lodges not located in the largeF cities that report no outstanding dues. but the reports of others indicate that the entire membership is in arrears for dues. and the per capita in several Lodges would be from $1.00 to $4.00. REMISSION OF DUES. Total number of members dues remitted in 1928 Total number of members dues remitted in 1927

1.532 1.367

Increase 165 Dues may be remitted for INABILITY TO PAY, but as usual we find 'many remissions which do not appear to be in accordance with Grand Lodge Law. Dues of Secretaries. Tilers, Chaplains, Ministers, Honorary Members and Life Members are remitted. One Lodge says they have "A preacher, a good preacher, and the only preacher they have," so his dues were remitted. In several reports the dates of remissions are in July.


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1928, which is after the close of the fiscal year. Several reports do not give any dates. One Lodge reported eight remitted with no dates. In reply to the Grand Secretary's letter, six dates were given prior to 1927, one in 1904 and one in 1910. Think of it, Brethren, a member's dues are remitted in 1904 and twenty-four years later still reported remitt8d. However, this Lodge does not intend to violate Grand Lodge law, it is merely ignorance, as we find several Lodges seemingly under the impression that a member's .dues may be remitted once, and this constitutes a permanent remission. Sec. 157 provides that dues cannot be remitted until they have accrued, except for the current year. We cannot look for much improvement in Lodge returns until Lodge officers are better a('quainted with our By-Laws, and we wonder if the incoming Grand Master would consider a suggestion from this committee. We believe that many Lodges depend on their Secretary for knowledge of Grand Lodge Law, and the Secretary is not always well informed. We therefore suggest that the Grand Master request Lodges of Instruction to devote some time to the study of Grand Lodge Law, with particular reference to Sec. 74, Annual Dues to Grand Lodge, Sec. 156-157 Remission of Dues, Sec. 171 Non-Payment of Dues and Sec. 166-171 Certificate plan of Transferring Membership. Secretaries should be especially invited to attend such Lodges of Instruction.

ERRORS AND OMISSIONS. Following is a summary of the errors found in the returns: Began recapitulation with incorrect number of last year's membership __ 60 reports Not signed by Worshipful Master __ _ _ 11 Not signed by Secretary _ 8 Lodge Seal omitted 30 List of members not alphabetically arranged 2 Dates omitted of degree work, deaths, suspensions, etc. . 70 Errors in lists of members, names of members in good standing omitted, or names of suspended and dead members and Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts included 65 Names omitted of degree work, deaths, suspension, etc. __ 60 Faiiure to comply with Sec. 74 and pay per capita tax on reinstatements 63 Report written with LEA D PENCIL 2 From the above it will be seen that there are very many errors in Lodge returns, but while it is the duty of the Secretaries to make out the reports, you Worshipful Masters in many eases are equally guilty with the Secretaries, for you signed the returns certifying that they were 'Correct in every particular and that each blank had been properly filled out. Did you make any effort to ascertain if the report was correct, or did you just sign on the "dotted line" because the Secretary told you to? It is well to have confidence in your Secretary and your confidence will be justified in the majority of Secretaries, but errors were found in forty per cent of this year's reports. In many reports the errors and omissions were so obvious that if the Worshipful Master had merely glanced at the report he would have discovered them. For example: The recapitulation in this report shows 7 reinstated, 5 suspended, and 7 deaths, but not one name appears under the proper headings. In many


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reports the number of names in roster does not agree with recapitulation, and it would have been very easy to detect this error as the lines in the roster are numbered. Many Lodges are slow in answering letters from the Grand Secretary, it being necessary to write several Lodges' more than once, and some Lodges had not replied up to the time this report was written. Lodge officers who fail to promptly answer such letters from the Grand Secretary cannot be too severely censured. Sec. 75, Grand Lodge By-Laws provides that every Lodge shall make duplicate copies of its Annual Returns, one copy to be forwarded to Grand Secretary, and the other to be kept by Secretary of Lodge for reference. Apparently many Secretaries lost last year's copy as sixty Lodges did not know how many members they reported last year, and started their recapitulation this year with the wrong number. Of course the reports did not balance. One Lodge reported names of two members suspended for ~m~Masonic Conduct, but recapitulation shows two suspended for NonPayment of dues. The Grand Secretary has received no reply to his letter asking if these suspensions were for un-Masonic Conduct or NonP;:iyment of pues. Jf these men were not suspended for un-Masonic conduct it is a serious matter to so report them. A member was reported dead in 1925 and his card in the Grand Secretary's office was transferred to the "Dead" files. This year his name appears in the roster of the Lodge, and in answer to the Grand Secretary's letter asking if he Is alive, the Lodge Secretary replies, "Yes, I saw him yesterday." There were eight similar cases of resurrection in this year's reports. One Lodge has two members, cousins, with exactly the same name, one in good standing and the other suspended, but the Grand Secretary does not know which is which. One Lodge reports dimit issued at a date subsequent to the member's death. One Lodge includes name of man who dimitted to another Lodge in 1921, and the second Lodge reported him dead in 1926. One who has not had the opportunity to examine the Lodge Returns might think this Committee pays too much attention to the errors, but the Grand Lodge expects the Granil Secretary to keep an accurate record of every member of thIs jurisdiction, and this cannot be done unless the Lodges furnish accurate information to the Grand Secretary. The eligibility of a member for admission to the Masonic Home may be questioned if his name does not appear in Grand Secretary's files. Some time ago a man applied for admission to the Masonic Home, but the Grand Secretary's files showed that he had been EXPELLED. Later the Lodge corrected this record saying it was a mistake of their Secretary in reporting tpe expulsion of t'his member. Two widows were admitted to the Masonic Home MORE THAN FORTY YEARS after the deaths of their husbands. Suppose the Lodge records had been destroyed and that the husband's names did not appear as members in good standing in the Grand Secretary's files at time of their deaths. It might then have been very difficult for these old ladies to have been able to prove their eligibility for admission to the Masonic Home. In this report we have refrained from mentioning the Lodges in whose returns errors were found, but when the Proceedings are published we suggest that every officer refer to this report and find if the number of his Lodge appears in the list of correct Lodges.


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REFER TO GRAND MASTER. We suggest tHat the following Lodges be referred to the incoming Grand Master: N6. 112. Secretary of this Lodge carries 18 suspended members in his roster and claims he is right ih doing 56. No. 328. New Secretary has bpen elected. In letter to Grand Secretary claims he cannot correct errors in report as he has never received the Lodge records from former Secretary. No. 336. Report says Lodge is in bad condition and some members want to surrender Charter. No. 449. Dues of eight members are remitted with various dates, one as far back as 1904. No. 619. Report sa,ys "Hall not fit to meet in." CORRECT RETURNS. No errors or omissions were discovered in the returns of the following Lodges: 1. 26. 46, 70, 89, 1i3, 137, 167, 192, 220, 249, 270. 360. 330, 348, 373,

399, 429, 453, 479, 500, 522, 546, 572, 597, 624, 643. 662,

2, 27. 47. 72. 90, 115, 138, 168, 193, 221, 251, 271, 301, 331, 349, 374, 400, 430, .454, 481, 501. 524, 547. 573, 601, 626, 644. 664,

3, 28, 48, 73. 92, 116, 144, 171, 194, 222, 252, 272, 303, 332, 352; 375, 40i. 434, 455, 483, 502, 525, 548, 574. 602, 628, 645,

7; 29, 49, 75, 93, IH, 146, 177, 195, 223; 253, 275,

8, 30; 50. 76; 94, i19, 147, 178, 1~7, 224, 254, 278, 308, 335, 356, 379, 407, 437, 457, 485, 504, 528, 550, 576, ~05, 630, 647,

9, 31, 52, 77; 95, 120, 148, 179, 198, 221. 257, 280, 311, 336, 358; 382, 409, 438, 460, 486, 505, 529, 553, 578, 606, 631, 648,

11, 32. 53. 78; 99, 121. 149, 182, 201, 233. 259.. 282; 3i2, 337, 360, 383, 412, 439, 461, 487, 506, 530, 556, 580, 609, 632, 649,

13. 33, 55, 79, 10"0, 123, 152, 183, 204, 234, 260, 283, 316, 338, 361, 384, 413, 443, 462, 488, 507. 531. 558, 581, 611, 633, 651,

14, 15, 31, 39. 58, 59, 80, 81. 102, 103, 126, 127, 158, 159, 184, 185, 205, 207, 235, 236, 261, 262, 285, 290, 306, 317, 320, 333, 339. 340; 353. 362, 363, 376, 385, 388, 403, 414, 415, 436, 445, 446, 456, 466, 467, 490, 491, 484, 503, 509, 511, 527, 532, 533, 549, 559, 561, 575, 584, 585, 604, 612, 613, 629, 634, 637, 646, 654, 655, Total number correct Lodges 407.

17, 41, 63, 85, 105. 129, 162; 187, 213, 240, 26~, 265, 291, 292, 322, 323, 342, 344, 365, 366, 390, 391; 4i6, 420, 447, 448, 470, 471, 493, 494, 512, 515, 534, 542, 562, 566, 588, 590, 616, 617, 638, 639, 656, 657,

16. 40, 62, 84, 104, i28, i60, 186, 211, 237,

18. 19, 20, 43. 44, 45, 64, 65, 69, 86, 87, 88, 106, 108, 110, 131, i32, 134,

163, 164; 165. 189, 190, 191, 217. 218, 219, 243, 244; 245, 266, 268; 269. 294, 296, 299. 324, 325, 329, 345, 346, 347, 368, 369; 372, 393, 394. 396, 422. 424. 426, 450, 45i, 452, 472; 474, 475, 496, 497, 499, 517, 5ill, 52i, 543, 544, 545, 567, 569, 571, 591, 593, 595, 618, 619, 620. 640, 641, 642, 658, 660, ~61.

MASONIC HOME CORRESPONDENCE. Please Brother Secretaries do not burden the Gnind Secretary with requests for application blanks for admission to the Masonic Home. All such requests and all correspondence pertaining to admissions to the Masonic Home should be addressed direct to the Masonic Home, 5351 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis. Mo.


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DEATHS OF SECRETARIES. We note with a great deal of regret the death of Brother James路 H. Wark, Secretary of York Lodge No. 563, Kansas City, and also the death of Brother Allan McDowell Hoyt, Secretary of McDonald Lodge No. 324 of Independence, both good Secretaries. OLDEST SECRETARY. The oldest Secretary in point of service is Brother R. H. Caffall who is now serving his 46th year as Secretary of Anchor Lodge No. 443, of St. Louis. His reports are always correct and we wish some of the younger Secretaries would emulate his efficiency" We hope Bro. Caffall is present for we like to scatter "A little more flowers on the pathway of life And fewer on graves at the end of the strife." Respectfully submitted, CLARENCE L. ALEXANDER, Chairman, ERWIN OCKER, H. C. PALMER, HOWARD A. EI~LIS, C. E. HARRIS. ALFRED H. GaULT,

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. ON SURVEY OF LODGES.

R. W. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger, Chairman, read the report of the Committee on Survey of Lodges which ~eceived close attention from the interested auditors. The Grand Master explaining that the adoption of the report did not mean that all its opinions would be adopted as binding, called for a vote on its adoption, and the discharge of the Committee with a vote of thanks for their most valuable and cheerful aid in its preparation; whereupon the report was unanimously adopted, the Committee discharged with thanks, and its members presented . to the Grand Lodge from the Grand East amid applause from the Brethren. To the Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Your Committee on Survey of Lodges submits the following for its final renort: Pursuant to the directions of the Grand Lodge made at its last annual communication your committee prepared and mailed out to all the Lodges in the State a Questionnaire on Lodge -finances as that was the special field that it was the apparent intent that the committee should cover. Your committee has used the same basis of division used in its rep,ort last year based upon the Proceedings of 1926 as follows: 110 Lodges with 50 members or less, 270 Lodges with 51 to 100路 members, 164 Lodges with 100 to 200 members, 39 Lodges with 200 to 300 members,


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31 Lodges with 300 to 500 members, 36 Lodges with 500 to 1,000 members, 13 Lodges with more than 1,000. Last year 277 Lodges made a report. Cunningham Lodge Number 525 made its report on time and is included in the above Number but inadvertently it was omitted from the list of the Lodges shown in the report. After the meeting of the Grand Lodge, Numbers 41 and 166 reported on both Questionnaires. 120 Lodges that reported last year did not make a report this year. 91 Lodges that made no return last year have reported this year. 157 Lodges have made returns to the Questionnaires both years. This year 248 Lodges have returned the Questionnaire answered. The following Lodges, by Number, have made return to the financial Questionnaire. 1, 35, 80, 134, 174, 205, 245, 276, 319, 362, 423, 470, 517, 559, 611, 643,

2, 8, 9, 46, 47, 48, 84, 87, 88, 136,137,144, 177, 178, 179, 206, 207, 213, 246, 247, 249, 279, 284, 286, 320, 323, 324, 363, 369, 370, 430, 436, 437, 473, 476, 478, 520, 522, 524, 566, 575, 576, 612, 615, 616, 646, 647, 648,

10, 49, 90, 149, 180, 215, 250, 288, 326, 371, 440, 480, 525, 578, 618, 650,

11, 51, 92, 150, 181, 216, 251, 289, 330, 372, 441, 481, 529, 579, 619, 652,

13, 52, 95, 154, 183, 217, 253, 293, 331, 377, 443, 488, 532, 581, 621, 655,

14, 15, 18, 53, 54, 59, 96, 97, 103, 155,158,160, 184, 186, 188, 218, 221, 223, 254 259, 261, 296: 297, 299, 335, 337, 338, 378, 379, 381, 444, 445, 446, 499, 502, 503, 536, 538, 542, 582, 586, 591, 625, 626, 627, 656, 657, 658,

23, 60, 104, 162, 190, 228, 267, 302, 340, 393, 447, 504, 546, 595, 628, 660.

24, 62, 111, 163, 191, 230, 268, 305, 342, 400, 450, 505, 547, 597, 629,

27, 63, 117, 166, 192, 232, 269, 312, 345, 403, 453, 509, 552, 600, 631,

28, 72, 121, 169, 194, 234, 270, 313, 352, 412, 455, 510, 553, 603, 632,

31, 77, 127, 172, 199, 243, 271, 314, 355, 416, 460, 515, 556, 605, 641,

33, 79, 129. 173. 201. 244, 274, 316, 361, 417, 466, 516, 558, 607, 642,

Each of the 248 returns have been carefully analyzed by your committee and we submit the following facts as a result of our examination. LODGES OF 50 OR LESS. Out of the 110 Lodges with a membership of 50 or less, 34 made report or 30%. The amount of cash on hand June 30th, 1927, varies from nothing to $497.93. Only two show cash on hand of more than $400.00. 4 show cash on hand of $300.00 to $400.00. 2 show no cash on hand and the average cash of the 34 Lodges is $199.32. 30 of the 34 Lodges have no bonds, not.es. or other investments; 1 has $100.00; one has $300.00; 1 has $1,000.00; and 1 has $1,600.00. The value of Lodge furnishings varies from $40.00 to $750.00. 1 shows $750.00: 6 show from $500.00 to $650.00; 3 show from $400.00 to $500.00. The average of the 33 Lodges is $293.00. Relative to the condition of Hall and Lodge furnishings, 1 says "just fair," 1 says "only fair," 1 says "condition not very good," 1 says "no," 1 says "plain," and 28 answer this question, "yes." As to outstanding dues June 13, 1927, 8 had no outstanding dues.


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The highest amount is $154.00; 2 have $100.00 each and the average of the 34 Lodges is $35.23. 20 own their own hall and 14 do not. Only 1 shows an outstanding indebtedness of $868.00, hut this Lodge values its real estate at $2,000.00 with 50 members with dues at $5.00 per annum, its fees are $40.00. 1 has outstanding indebtedness of $900.00 but it values its real estate $6,500.00, has 47 members, dues at $3.50 and fees at $30.00. One Lodg-e showing an indebtedness, is one of 50 members showing an indehtedness of $70.00, its real estate valued at $1,500.00. One shows an indebtedness of $102.90 for Grand Lodge dues, but has r.eal estate of $1,000.00 ann investments of $1,000.00. 9 of the 34 Lodges SDent more money than they received. The dues per member range from $2.75 to $5.00 and the great majority charge $20.00 for the fee and $10.00 for the Masonic Home. 17 Lodges expended money for Charity while 17 did not and the per cent of expenditures for this purpose as compared with the total expenditures of the Lodges range from 3 % to 20 % with an average e~penditure of 9%. While 22 of the Lodges did not expend any money for entertaipment. And all the amounts shown in answer to question 12 are ve~y much in reason. 27 Lodges have their accounts audited annually ,楼hile 7 do not. The Secretary and Treasurer of 1 Ledge is under bonn and 33 are not, 1 uses the buqget plan and 33 do not. 32 have their funds deposited in the name of the Lodge and 2 do not. 22 of these LOdges had work last year and 12 did not, while 12 h~9. suspensions for non-payment of dues and 22 had no such suspensions. 2 suspended 8, 2 ~uspended 7, 1 suspended 5, 3 suspended 2, and 4 suspended 1. None of thefT). have a separate Charit~路 fund. LODGES OF 51 TO 100. Out of the 270 Lodges with a membership of 51 to 109, 83 made renort.s or :\0%. The amount of cash on hand June 30, 1927, varies from nothing to $1,5] 3.41. 3 show cash in excess of $1,000.00; 8 show cash from $500.00 to $1,000.00: 1 shows no cash on hann; 1 $20.00, and 1 $33.01. The average for the 83 Lodges is $343.43. 57 Lodges show no bonds, notes or other investments, 5 show investments of $100.00: 3 $200.00: 1 $250.00; 2 $300.00: 6 of $400.00; ] $500.00; 2 $700.00; 1 of $900.00; 1 $1,000.00;- 2 $1,200.00; 1 $1,400.00, ann one $2,000.00, making a total of 26 with some investments on hand. 34 own their own hall but have no investments on hand; 9 own their own hall and in addition thereto have investments. 4 have an indehtenness upon their hall. 42 have outstanding dues in excess of $50.00, the largest one being $528.85. 12 have no outstanding dues at the time 'specified in the Questionnaire. . 22 Lodges SDent more money than they received. On the exoenditure list in Question 12, 42 expended funds for


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Charity ranging from 1'h % of their total expenditures to 30 %. None of the expenditures listed are unreasonable and 36 do not show any money exoended for en tertainmen t. 60 have their accounts audited annually and 23 do not. 3 have their Secretary-Treasurer under bond and 80 do not. 3 use the Budget plan and 80 do not. 74 have their funds deposited in the name of the Lodge and do not. 66 had work during the year and 17 did not. 54 had no suspensions and 29 had suspensions. 1 suspended 12; 1. 11; 1, 9; 1, 8; 2, 7; 2, 4, and the balance 3 or less. None of them have a separate charity fund. LODGES 100 TO 200. Out of the 164 Lodges of this size 62 made report or 37.8%. The amount of cash on hand June 30, 1927, varies from $26.98 to $2,233.54: 2 others show cash in excess of $1,500.00, 9 others show cash in excess of $1,000.00, 1 shows cash of $31.90, 1 shows cash of $39.29 and the average for the 62 Lodges is $627.41. 38 show no Bonds, Notes, or other investments, 1 shows $100.00, 2 show $200.00, 1 $240.00, 1 $300.00, 1 $500.00, 1 $600.00, 3 $700.00, 1 $913.40, 1 $850.00, 1 $1,100.00, 1 $1,150.00, 1 $1,700.00, 1 $2,626.10, 1 $3,112.35, 1 $3,331.91, 1 $3,585.00, 1 $3,626.00, and 1 shows $1,683.22 in a defunct bank. 13 show no outstanding dues June 30, 1927, and 30 have in excess of $50.00, the largest amounts being $382.00, $419.60, $435.00, $515.25, and $flI5.00. 38 Lodges own their own Hall and 4 of them are subject to debt. 14 Lodges own their own Hall and in addition thereto have investments. 13 neither own their Hall nor have investments. 17 Lodges out of the 62 spent more money than they took in. 2 Lodges evidently remodeled, refurnished or acquired new Halls. 20 Lodges expended no sums whatever for Charity; 21 Lodges spent less than 5% of their Gross Exoenditures for Charity and 21 spent 5% or more for (;harity. 16 Lodges did not expend anything for entertainment. 50 had their accounts audited annually and 12 did not. 9 have their secretary and trea~;urer under bond and 53 do not. None of the 62 Lodges use the Budget Plan but one has a committee working on it for the coming year. 58 have their funds deposited in the name of the Lodge and 4 do not. 55 had petitions last year and 7 did not. 25 had no suspensions. Only 1 has a separate Charity fund. LODGES 200 TO 300. Out of the 39 Lodges of this size 23 made report or 59 %. The amount of cash on hand varies from $43.39 to $2,993.43 or an average of $950.00. 15 Lodges show no investments on hand and the remaining 8 show investments ranging from $900.00 to $6,426.95.


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8 Lodges show no outstanding dues and the balance range from $7.50 to $R40.00. 4 own real estate, 9 own their own Hall, 5 have membership in a Temple Association and 5 do not come within any of the above classifications. 7 show an indebtedness, none of which are of sufficient size to cause comment.. 8 expended more money than they received. The dues rang-e from $3.00 to $12.00. One pays $3.00; 2, $4.50; 5 pay $5.00; 1, $5.75; 2, $6.00; and the balance are $7.50, $8.00, $10.0'0, and $12.00. Only one charg-cs fees of $31.00 and they range from there to $111.00. . 5 expended no sums for charity and 6 made no expenditures for en tertainmen t. The proportion expenned for charity and entertainment run ahout the same per cent as heretofore noted. 20 have their accounts audited annually and do not. 10 have the Secretary and Treasurer under bond, 2 have the Treasurer only and 11 have neither under bond. 2 use the budget plan and 21 do not. 20 have their funds deposited in the name of the Lodge and 3 do not. All of the Lodges had degree wori, and 5 did not have any suspensions for non-payment of dues. 4 have a charity fund and 1~ do not. LODGES 300 TO 500. 15 Lodg-es out of 31 Lodg-es made report or 48 %. The averag-e of cash on hand is $1,9B4.00. 5 have no investments ana the investments of the others range from $2,100.00 to $29.246.00. 4 had no outstanding dues and the dues of the balance range from $16.00 to $785.00. 2 do not own any real estate or their own Halls or are connected with a Temple Association. 3 own real estate, one owns its own Hall, and 9 are connected with Temple Associations. A few of them have debts, but the indebtedness is not sufficien t size to cause concern when the other assets are considered. 2 expended more money than they took in. 1 pays dues of $3.00 and the balance are $6.00, $8.00, $12.00, and $15.00. The minimum fees are $50.00 and the hig-hest $110.00. The expenditures for charity run from 2 % to 15 % of their expenditures and all made some contrihution to this cause. One did not expend anything- for entertainment and the expenditures of the rest range from 2% to 20%. 14 have their accounts audited annually and one does not. 7 have the Secretary and Treasurer under bond and 8 do not. 3 use the budget plan ann 12 do not. All have their funds deoosited in the name of the Lodge. All had considerable degree work. 2 had no suspensions and only 3 had more suspensions than they had petitions. 1 has a separate charity fund and 14 do not.


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LODGES 500 TO 1,000. 23 Lodges out of 36. or 63 %. made .report this year. The cash on hand ranges from nothing to $23,874.63. or an average of $4,377.73 per Lodge. Only 2 have no investments and all the others have substantial amounts, some making an excellent showing. 8 show no dues outstanding and the other 15 range from $6.00 to $902.75. 5 own their own Hall, 9' are connected with Temple Associations and 9 do not own or have an interest in a Hall or Temple Association. 5 show outstanding indebtedness. 4 show expenditures in excess of receipts. 1 shows dues of $3.00,' 7 show dues of $6.00 and the highest dues are $15.00. $50.00 is the lowest fee, ranging to $110.00. All show expenditures for charity ranging from 4 % to 14 % of their expenditures. 2 show no expenditures for entertainment and the expenditures for entertainment range from 1 % to 15%. 22 have their accounts audited annually and one does not. 20 have the Secretary and Treasurer under bond and 3 do not. has the Worshipful Master under bond. 5 use the budget plan and 18 do not. All 23 have funds deposited in the name of the Lodge. All show considerable degree work. 1 shows no suspensions and the suspensions range from 1 to 39. and 4 show suspensions in excess of petitions received. 2 have a separate charity fund and the balance do not. LODGES OF MORE THAN 1,000 8 out of 13 Lodges. or 61 %, made report.

The cash on hand ranges from $1.277.14 to $9.317.70 or an average of $4,873.48. Only 2 show no investments and both of these own Large Temples. 1 shows no outstanding dues and the balance range from $24.00 to $1,596.00. 6 are connected with Temple Associations and 2 own their own Halls. 2 expended more than they received. 2 pay dues of $5.00; 2 pay $6.00; 3, $7.00; 1, $8.00; and 1, $12.00. 1 has fees of $60.00; 6 have fees of $75.00; and 1 has fees of $100.00. â&#x20AC;˘ All expended sums for charity ranging from 1* % to 20 %. 1 expended nothing for entertainment and the expenditures for entertainment range from 1 % to 11 %. All 8 have their accounts audited annually. 5 have their Secretary-Treasurer under bond and 3 do not. 1 uses the budget plan and 7 do not. 7 have their funds deposited in the name of the Lodge and does not. All had a substantial number of petitions and all had a sub-


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stantial suspension list, but only 3 had suspension lists in excess of petitions received. 1 has a separate charity fund and 7 do not. CONCLUSIONS.

When yoU!' committee comes to making its recommendations and conclusions from the above figures, it is conscious of the fact that it can only give approximations, and your committee is not egotisticaJ enough to think that it can solve all of the financial problems and iiis of its Lodges. As there has always been financial problems of the individual, so there will always be financial problems of Lodges; but there are a few things that can be pointed out that may be of some value to the Fraternity and to its constituent Lodges. It should be further borne in mind that it is the duty, obligation, and prerogative of each individual Lodge to detetmine its own financial policy, and it should not be the province of the Grand Lodge to tty to dictate to any great degree at least how and in what manner the individual Lodges should conduct their financiai plans and policies. Freemasonry deals primarily in human values, and in attempting to discuss the question of financIal policy, it must be remembered that a cold-blooded consideration of financial policies cannot begin to approximate all of the activities and efforts of the individual members of the Fraternity or the constituent Lodges of this Grand Body; and while you may urge and argue that dollars and cents do not tell the whole story, yet in this day and age it must be borne in mind that financial ability and financial responsibility are playing a greater part in the activities and conduct of life than in any time previous. An investigation of the old records of the Grand Lodge, or of any individual Lodge, has thoroughly demonstrated the wonderful change of the policy and program of those Bodies as it.is now exhibited. LODGES OF 50 OR LJ<jSS.

This group of Lodges presents the greatest problem of Masonic progress, for various reasons, and with no disparagement .to these Lodges whatever. Their Masonic resources are Urrifted, as an examination of the figures will clearly demonstrate; and while individually they are probably as good, arid in a great many instances, better Freemasons than the members of the larger Lodges, yet they have the same impUlses and the same desires to do things upon right lines and lipon more elegant style than their financial ability wHi permit. But, to these Lodges we woUld say that, first, theit hallS should be made in keeping with the home surroundings of their membership; ahd while they may not have as elegant furniture or as elegaftt quarters as the building in which we are meeting. yet a free application of soap and water would have a very salutary effect, and Lodges would not have to say that the condition of theit hall was "only fait"j "just fair", and "condition not very good". It is further shown by an analysis of the figures that these Lodges are expending as much, in dollars and cents, for Masonic charity, as the larger Lodges and, in addition thereto, are probably rendering a greater personal service of helpfulness to their membership than are the largel~ Lodges.


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One of the stQcJ< charges ;:tg;:tipst thElse Lodges is their low dues. An analysis of the ngures satisfi\,!s your Committee that, proportionally speakjng, these Lodges are p~ying a gr~;:tt~r amount of dues per member Hum are the larger :I;..Q(lges. When yo1,l realize that the aVer;:tge income, from all sources, per year of these 49dg~ i~ $27~.29, Y9lJ reali~e tha~ theY de not have a lot of money to spend; and while it may be argued that their wants are not many, your committee is of the Op!n!qlJ. thil-t they have w;:tnts the same as the larger Lodg~s, but have th~ sense not to try to indulge these wants at the expense of their treil-suries when they cannot afford it. LODGES 51 TO 100. When we come to this class of Lodges, we find the situation somewhat improved, but still the same general principles apply as we have just been mentioning, and in fact, we might dismiss the detailed analysis of all the balance of the Lodges with a similar statement. The average income of a Lodge from 51 to 100 is $441.31; the average income of a Lodge from 101 to 200 is $1,062.90; the average income of a Lodge frrom 201 to 300 is $2,379.06; the average income of a Lodge from 301 to 500 is $5,778.05; the average income of a Lodge from 501 to 1,000 is $13,682.43; and the average income of Lodges over 1,000 is $5~,94Q.61l. The average expenditures for Masonic charity run about thE'- I'lame on a percentage basis from the smallest Lodge to the largest Lodge. In the small Lodges and in the big Lodges, they all show the Same tendencY to expend more money than they receive; and no Lodge Can oPerate upon this financial policy for any length of time. All Lodges, big and little, show the same tendency to neglect 'the collection of dues; and this year, for the first time in many years, the Grand Lodge shows a net loss in membership and this net loss in a great measure comes from suspension for non-payment of dues in the big Lodges and not from the littlo Lodges. 1; Ql..Jf committee calls attentjon to the fact that ~acl~ individual !--9dge must in the fqtllre be more conservative in the expendit~re of monies an(l l~v~ WithilJ. its income an,Q. particularly within its in,come fr9Ip dqes, and pot be dependent \lpon pet;H:.ions to rp.a~e its fi).1ancial ledger sh~e~ balance. The larger Lodges should place themselves upon a budget plan, and adhere rigidly to that l;>1,ldge t plan, the Only deviation U~erefrom c9m~ng in caSeS of emergent cparity or unexpected catastrophes that demand imm~diate attention. While we may aecry business in Masonry and we may decry making O\If Lodges mercenary, y\'!t bqsiness principles must apply to the individual Lodges in <;>rder that tJ:1ey may accumulate a competency to ta~e care <;>f emergent charity th~t ilJ.evitably comes to every Lodge. An analysis of the figures demonstrate, particularly, that the Lod~es of 100 or less do not have on hand sufficient means to relieve an aggravated case of distress. These Lodges, as well as the big Lodges, should adopt a policy of creating a charity fund where the funds can be used for no other purpose than charity, so as to take care of these emergencies that ;:trise. The large list of outstanding' dues shown by all classes of Lodges <:an only be the result of the neglect of either the Master or the Secre-


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tary, or both. Your committee would recommend that each Lodge have a standing committee to assist in the collection of these dues by personal interview with the delinquent, instead of relying upon a cold:-blooded notice to appear and show cause why he should not be suspended for non-payment of dues. In some instances this method has been used, and it invariably results in good to the individual members as well as good to the Louge. Your committee would further recommend that each Lodge appoint a committee to carefully go into the question of its financial policy and sec wherein it can effect a saving in dollars and cents or a more efficient method of expenditure of its funds. Your committee would recommend that the several District Deputy Grand Masters, upon visiting a Lodge, give some serious consideration to the financial ability and the financial condition of the Lodge, advise with them as to the best manner of conducting their financial affairs, call their attention to the inadequacy of dues or fees, but when this is done, make it clear to the Lodge that that is its own individual business and that he is merely making friendly suggestions for the good of the Lodge and the welfare of Freemasonry. Your committee further recommends that each Lodge assume its own financial obligations, as much as possible and not expect the Grand Lodge to take over its charitable burdens, because if the individual Lodges insist upon the Grand Lodge assuming this financial responsibility, the question of a raise in the Grand Lodge Per Capita is inevitable, and the prevention of this raise lies entirely with the individual Lodges, and they alone can prevent it. If the individual Lodges will assume their own responsibility and meet their own responsibility, then the Grand Lodge will not have to call for more money; and while this call is not in the immediate future, yet the present tendency of the times makes it loom as a certainty some time in the future. Your committee has not attempted any drastic remedies, and we are only calling your attention to your own situation, with the hope that the Lodges will solve their own difficulties and will face the facts fairly and squarely and give attention to the most immediate problem that they have before them. Your committee has done an enormous amount of work at the direction of the Grand Lodge. The results of our labor are very meager. We have been tremendously criticised, but your committee rests content with the thought that we have done the best that we could with problems that have been probably too big for your committee to solve, and we close our labors and ask that we be discharged with the hope that some Lodges may see the light by which they can solve their problems, and if this is done, your committee will feel that it has justified its existence. Fraternally submitted, BYRNE E. BIGGER, E. L. ROBISON, G. A. SAMPLE, CARL A. SWENSON.


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES.

R. W. Bro. Ray V. Denslow presented the report of Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand_ Lodges which was adopted as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of the State of Missouri: Your Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges begs to report that it has had a rather inactive year, due to a change in the chairmanship of the Committee and the unsettled condition in路 Foreign Jurisdictions. For the first time in a number of years there has been no direct application for recognition and we have adopted the policy that we will not consider indirect applications for recognition; in all cases where this indiTect application has come to us we have called attention to the standard of recognition adopted by this Grand Lodge last year and have told our informant to submit copy of the same to the foreign jurisdiction in which he was interested and to inform them that if they could measure up to that standard, to make the application direct, and they would receive a full and fair consideration. After one year's consideration, since adopting our standard of recognition, we feel thoroughly satisfied with the action of this Grand Body in adopting it. Fraternally submitted, RAY V. DENSLOW, Chairman J. S. McINTYRE, ORESTES MITCHELL,

VAN FREMONT BOOR, C. H. BRIGGS, T. W. COTTON.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FATHERLESS CHILDREN OF FRANCE.

M: W. Bro. R. R. Kreeger, Chairman, presented the report of the above Committee and moved the adoption of the report except that referring to an appropriation which he moved be referred to the Committee on \Vays and Means. Adopted. To., the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., in Missouri: The following is most fraternally submitted in relation to our French wards who were made orphans as the result of the World War, and toward whose support this Grand Body has been contributing for the last ten years. The distribution of the funds donated is still being made by R. W, Bro. Edmund Heisch, Junior Grand Warden of the. National Independent G rand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., in France. Since our last report, at which time there were thirteen names on the list of beneficiaries, R. W. Bro. Heisch reports that two names have been removed on account of the children having reached the age of sixteen, thus leaving eleven children being assisted at the present time. According to the letters received from the children, as well as the report of R. W. Bro. Reisch, each child has been paid at the rate of 15


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francs per month in equal quarterly payments of 45 francs. The same spirit of their sincere gratitude that has ~lways been present in former letters, still abounds. No portion of the $100.00 set apart by this Grand Lodge during its last Regular Communication (Page 153 Grand Lodge Proceedings 1927) was forwarded to R. W. Bro. Edmund Reisch, Paris, France. This is due in part to the unavoidable delay in the reports reaching me. And the further fact that this Grand Body is meeting one month earlier this year than it did last. In addition to the $100.00 authorized to be used during the last twelve months, no part of which was drawn from the Grand Lodge Treasury. it is thought that $50.00 will be ample to meet the payments of 15 francs per month during the coming year, and we, therefore, recommend that, that amount be appropriated. Of the $33.78 balance in my hands, to be used in payment for translations, postage, etc., as shown in our report of last year $7.80 was so expended, thus leaving a balance of $25.98 for similar¡ use during next year. â&#x20AC;˘ The number of those to whom we have been rendering material. assistance in a foreign .land, and' possibly sending a ray of sunshine into. lives which have been saddened as the result of cruel fate, is growing less each year. As the years go by they are gradually reaching the age when they are capable of taking care of themselves, consequently no longer ask any other help than to be given an opportunity to earn a livelihood for themselves. The members of this Grand Lodge may take pride in the fact that they have, in a modest way, improved the opportunity to help a few worthy but distressed unfortunates. That you may know what some of our children are accomplishing in their school work, we will say that a few weeks since a letter, written in English, was received from one of our girls, Anne Sanceau, Grande Rue, Scaer, Finistere, France. It was nicely written and while some portions of the English might be 'considered a little awkward, yet it showed thatthe writer was entitled to much credit for. the progress she had made. It, is a very happy thought that in the future we will be able to reflect that during practically the entire school life of this young lady, who was a mere child when we first became interested in her, we have been rendering a little assistance toward her accori1Plishment of the tasks of preparing for the duties of respectable womanhood. We do not know of any nobler' or more important work that anyone could engage in than to help girls and boys in their development into full-grown, self respecting young women and men, and prepare themselves for the assumption of the duties of intelligent, virtuous' and honorable citizenship. Before another year shall have passed when this Grand Lodge will again meet, this ward of ours will have reached the age, sixteen, when, under our practice in these contributions, her name will no longer appear on the list of the Fatherless Children of France, who are beneficiaries of our charitable consideration. There is just a tinge of sadness in this separation. Fraternally, R. R. KREEGER, Chairman.


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES.

R. W. Bro. Karl M. Vetsburg, Chairman, reported for the Committee on Appeals and Grievances. Each case enumerated below was reported on singly, he moving the adoption of the report. The recommendation of the Committee and the ruling of the Grand Lodge thereon follow: Case 1. In Re James P. Scott. Application for Reinstatement. Approved. SUSTAINED. Case 2. In Re John E. Friede. Application for Reinstatement. Approved. SUSTAINED. Case 3. Somerset Lodge No. 206,vs. James A. Long. Recommendation; Verdict; Guilty Judgment; Expulsion SUSTAINED. Case 4. Osage Lodge No. 303 vs. Alex B. \i\Tilson. Recommendation; Verdict affirmed. SUSTAINED. Case 5. Corinthian Lodge No. 265 vs. E. H. Golden. Recommendation; Guilty; Expulsion. SUSTAINED. Case 6. Naphtali Lodge No. 25 vs. Nathan Goldstein. Recommendation; Expulsion. SUSTAINED. Case 7. Glenwood Lodge No. 427 vs. Bentley E. Martin. Recommendation; Judgment sustained. SUSTAINED. Case 8. Maryville Lodge No. 165 vs. Dillard J. Thomas. Recommendation; Expulsion. SUSTAINED. Case 9. Stanberry Lodge No. 109 vs. Joel A. Windmiller. Continued to next Annual Communication of Grand Lodge ( 1929). No. 1. In re: James P. Scott } Application for reinstatement to good Masonic standing. This applicant for reinstatement, now 81 years of age, had been a member of Stewartsville Lodge No. 182 (now defunct) of Stewartsville, Missouri. The petitioner was in 1877 suspended for Non-Payment of Dues. His petition was that several years after his suspension he wrote his lodge twice with regard to reinstatement but received no reply. It further shows that he then wrote a member of the lodge who promised to get the. necessary information for him, but failed to do so. The Chart~r of Stewartsville Lodge was arrested in 1894. The petition is accompanied by the necessary fee and a request from Linden Lodge No. 637 of Columbus, Ohio, signed by. the Worshipful Master and all Past Masters that he be reinstated so that he may become a member of that Lodge.


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While your committee is heartily in accord with the previous rulings of this Grand Lodge disapproving the reinstatement, after years of suspension, of Freemasons who have made no timely efforts for reinstatement (See Proceedings 1921, page 93, page 96) we believe this to be ?-n exceptional case. In view of the fact that James P. Scott had financial reverses; that he had tried several times to communicate with his Lodge in regard to his status; that he comes highly recommended as a respectable citizen; that the City of Columbus, Ohio, has honored him by naming a park for his son who lost his life in the World War; and that a sister jurisdiction requests it, your committee recommends that the petition be granted and that the said James P. Scott be, and he is hereby reinstated, and granted certificate of good Masonic standing. No.2. In re: J()hn E. Friede, } Application for restoration to good Masonic Standing. Applicant was tried in Olive Branch Lodge No. 576, in the year 1922, on charges preferred by a member of another Lodge, and upon trial, acquitted. On appeal taken to the Grand Lodge the judgment was reversed, -and petitioner expelled from all rights and privileges of Freemasonry. In 1924, he petitioned for restoration, which petition was denied. He now re-petitions the Grand Lodge to restore him to good Masonic stan<1ing, and presents proof that he has, since his expulsion, conducted himself in a blameless and law-abiding manner, and further, promises to abide by all the rules and regulations of the Fraternity. His restoration is requested by Olive Branch Lodge, and recommended by a large number of brethren. Your Committee has had a thorough and independent investigation of the case made, as provided by the by-laws, ar:d feel that petitioner has atoned for any sins he may have committed, and that he has been sufficiently punished therefor. Your Committee therefore recommends that John E. Friede be and he is hereby restored to all the rights and privileges of Freemasonry. The Chairman of the Committee, having been of counsel at the original hearing before the Grand Lodge did not participate in thfs case. No.3. Somerset Lodge No. 206} vs. James A. Long The charges in this case are in due form. The accused was cashier of the Bank of Powersville, Missouri, and is charged with receiving a deposit of $118.00 from L. G. Vandyne while said bank was in a failing condition, which was well known to the accused. The accused answered not guilty and was represented by attorney at the trial. He was found guilty and his punishment assessed at "suspension for one year after he has served his term in the state penitentiary." An appeal was taken by order of the Most Worshipful Grand Master. Notice of the appeal in due form was sent to the accused care of the state penitentiary at Jefferson City, Missouri.


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A transcript of the record in the case of State of Missouri against James A. Long, in the Circuit Court of the Putnam County, Missouri, February term 1927, which is attached to the appeal papers in this case shows that the accused was there represented by three attorneys and that he was found guilty by a jury and his punishment assessed at two years in the state penitentiary. Your Committee recommends that the verdict of guilty be affirmed and that the judgment assessing the punishment at suspension for one year after the accused has served his term in the Missouri penitentiary be disregarded and that he be and he is hereby expelled from all the rights and privileges of Freemasonry. No.4.

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Osage Lodge, No. vs. Alexander B. Wilson. The accused was tried on a charge of un-Masonic conduct made in one specification. to-wit: manufacturing whiskey in vi~lation of the statutes of the United States. The verdict of the jury was "guilty" and the punishment imposed was expulsion. The accused in due time took an appeal. Certain alleged errors.in the trial of the case are assigned; Assignment numbered 3 is that the Acting Chairman of the Trial Committee, having been a member of Grievance Committee which investigated the charge and made a finding of probable cause. was thereby disqualified to act as Chairman of the Trial Committee. The trial Code, Section 247 (a) provides that the Worshipful Master shall act as Chairman of the Trial Committee unless he be disqualified for the reasons or in the manner set out in said section in which event the District Deputy Grand Master or some suitable Master Mason appointed by the Grand Master shall be Chairman of said Committee. It does not appear that the Worshipful Master of Osage Lodge was disqualified under the provisions of this section; nevertheless he requested Brother Julian E. Huff, who had served as a member of the Grievance Committee, to act as Chairman of the Trial Committee in his stead and Brother Huff proceeded to act in that capacity. This standing alone would, we think, constitute a fatal error and cause a reversal of a case, but in the instant proceeding we find that before the trial proper was commenced, the request made by the V\rorshipful Master that Brother Huff serve in his stead as Chairman of the Trial Committee was discussed and that counsel for the accused, with knowledge" that Brother Huff was a member of the Grievance Committee, acquiesced therein and agreed that Brother Huff should act in that capacity. We think accused could and did waive the right to have the 'Vorshipful Master or some suitable "Master Mason regularly appointed in his stead preside and agree upon a Chairman if he chose to do; and that he can not now complain thereof. Assignment numbered 4 is that the verdict is vague. There was but one specification in the charge filed by the Junior Warden.. By the verdict the jury finds the accused "guilty" on the one specification contained in the charge. The verdict is in proper form and sufficient. The Chairman of the Trial Committee over the objection of the accused admitted into evidence a certified copy of a plea of guilty made


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by accused with judgment and sentence, in the Federal Court at Joplin, Missouri. This court record so admitted into evidence merely shows a plea of guilty by accused to "the first count of the indictment heretofore filed," followed by sentence. A certified copy of the indictment in the case was not offered路 in evidencc. There is no competent evidence in the case showing to what charge the accused entered a plea of guilty in the Federal Court or that the plea of guilty was to the same offense for which he was being tried by the Lodge. This is the basis of the first assignment of error and the assignment is well made. The objection should have been sustained and the record excluded in the absence of a certified copy of the indictment referred to showing that the accused entered a plea of guilty to the same offense for which he was being tried by the Lodge. But disregarding the plea of guilty entirely and exclUding it and the judgment and sentence from consideration, the other evidence in the case, the testimony of the witnesses on behalf of the Lodge and the reasonable and natural inferences arising therefrom, the testimony and explanations of the accused, the conduct of the accused at the time of the search of his premises by the officers and immediately thereafter, the situation, surroundings and circumstances revealed by Uie testimony are so inconsistent with innocence and so conclusive of his guilt as to justify and sustain the verdict of the jury; and therefore the erroneous admission of the -court record could not, we think, be held to have been so prejudicial to the accused as to require a reversal of this case. The second assignment of error that the verdict is not supported by "any evidence" in the case must be ruled against the accused. We have considered the four assignments of error made by accused and it is the conclusion of this Committee that the verdict of guilty should be and it is hereby affirmed. No.5 Corinthian Lodge No. 265. Accuser } vs. Brothel' E. H. Golden. Accused. March 3rd, 1928, preliminary charges were filed, and referred to the Grievance Committee. Later the Junior Warden filed his charge in due form, charging the accused with un-Masonic conduct, in that on December 1, 1927, in the District Court of Hennepin County, Minnesota, accused was convicted of the crime of "Arson in the Third Degree." Due n~tice of the charges, and of the date fixed for the trial, was given accused. On April 6th, there was filed with the Secretary of the Lodge a lengthy letter and statement on behalf of the accused, by his attorney in Minnesota, in which the accused pleads "Not Guilty," and though admitting that he had been convicted of the criminal offense charged and was then imprisoned in the State Penitentiary at Stillwater, attempts to explain something of the case. The evidence on the part of the Lodge consisted of a certified copy of the judgment of the District Court, showing the indictment, trial and conviction of accused. No competent, material or relevant testimony was offered on the part of accused. A brother, Robert Golden, a Master Mason living in Colorado, appeared with an attorneY,-not representing, but on behalf


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of the accused; li~ewise Brother A. H. Neumeyer, a friend of accused, living in Minneapolis, appeared as a witness. Their evidence has little value and consists principally of opinions and conclusions after investigations made by them. The trial resulted in a verdict of "Not Guilty." An appeal was ordered by the Most Worshipful Grand Master. Under the record before your Committee, there can be no question but that the accused was convicted, after a lengthy trial, of a serious felony, and at the time of the trial was, and presumably now is, imprisoned in a penal institution, by reason of which the rights and privileges of Freemasonry should be withdrawn. Your Committee, therefore, recommends that, under the provisions of Section 268, the judgment below be disregarded; that a judgment of "Guilty" be pronounced upon the record transmitted to the Grand Lodge; and that the accused be and he is hereby expelled from all the rights and privileges of Freemasonry. No.6. Naphtali Lodge No. 25 } vs. Nathan Goldstein. Charges were filed May 18, 1927, against accused by the Junior Warden of Naphtali Lodge No. 25, charging that the accused had become involved in an unlawful conspiracy to violate the act of Congress of October 28, 1919, known as the "National Prohibition Act" resulting in his indictment in the United States District Court at Indianapolis, Indiana; that he was thereafter tried, found guilty by a jury and sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and to pay a fine of $5,000; that after appeals had been taken to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals and to the Supreme Court of the United States, the conviction was affirmed and accused was at the time the charges were filed serving his sentence. After proper notification a trial was had in the Lodge on July 9, 1927, the Lodge and the accused being represented by counsel. Counsel for the accused filed a general denial 'on behalf of the accused. The evidence introduced on behalf of the Lodge proved that the accused was indicted, tried, convicted and sentenced, and that he was serving his sentence at the time of the trial. The only evidence presented on behalf of the accused was testimony by several well known brethren that the accused had conducted the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis with credit ~nd efficiency and that he bore a good reputation. The verdict of the jury was guilty and a penalty of seven years suspension was assessed. Upon the order of the then Grand Master an appeal was taken by the Lodge. The appeal came before the Committee on Appeals and Grievances at the 1927 Communication of the Grand Lodge and was then returned to the Lodge because the appeal had not been properly perfected. (Proceedings 1927, page 196). Since then the appeal has been properly perfected. . The accused appeared in person and by counsel before your Committee and in support of their contention that the penalty assessed by


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the Lodge should be allowed to stand, called attention to the opinion of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the seventh Circuit rendered November 27, 1926, and reported in 14 F (2d) 881 from which it appears that only a majority of three judges of the Court of Appeals held that there was sufficient evidence to support the verdict of the jury. Accused and his counsel also presented to your Committee a brief filed for the Government by the Solicitor General on application for a hearing by the Supreme Court of the United States in which the attorney for the Government stated that the evidence against accused was "very meager." If these matters are entitled to any we~ght they are outside of the record on this appeal and the Committee does not feel it is appropriate OJ' feasible to give them consideration in this proceeding. We feel that the verdict of guilty should be affirmed but that the penalty of seven years suspension should be set aside. and under the power vested in this Grand Lodge by Section 286 of the By-laws, the penalty should be fixed at expulsion, and that the accused should be and he hereby is expelled from all of the rights and privileges of Freemasonry. No.7. Glenwood Lodge No. 427} A. F. & A. M.

vs. Bently Earl Martin This case comes up on appeal by the accused from the judgment of the Trial Committee. The accused objected to the charges on the ground that they did not "state facts sufficient to constitute any offense whatsoever," and "did not state facts sufficient to constitute any offense whatsoever against Freemasonry, nor any facts sufficient to constitute any offense whatsoever against a brother Freemason or against Freemasonry." These objections were properly over-ruled. Thereafter, the accused filed his answer of not guilty. The accused made objection to some of the testimony, but we fail to find that any evidence was improperly admitted. The trial jury found the accused guilty and assessed his punishment at expulsion. No objection has been made to any of the procedure, and it appears from the record here that each and every step was properly taken. The Committee has carefully read the testimony in this case and finds it sufficient to sustain the charges. Some objection is made to the form of the verdict, but it is not sufficient in our opinion to warrant a reversal, and it is not necessary for us to amend it. The conduct of the accused in this case broke up the families of two Master Masons, and was sufficient cause to warrant the Circuit Court of Schuyler County to grant his wife a divorce from him. We, therefore, recommend that the judgment be affirmed.


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No.8. Maryville Lodge No. 165} vs. Dillard Jefferson Thomas. Dillard Jefferson Thomas, a member of Maryville Lodge No. 165, was accused, among other things, of improper conduct with one L. S., a girl 19 years of age and in his employ as an office assistant. All proper steps were taken to bring the matter before the Lodge The accused filed no answer to the charge but appeared in person at the trial and conducted his own defense. The jury found the defendant guilty and assessed his punishment at a reprimand. From this verdict an appeal has been duly prosecuted by a member of the Lodge, an uncle of the girl. It is a significant fact that the accused, a married man, who is a practicing dentist, an accomplished musician, and who· has studied both law and medicine, did not file any answer to the chargs or testify at the trial. He contented himself with attempting to prove that the prosecuting witness entered his employ at a later date than she claimed; that he could not have been guilty of the charges preferred; and, by one witness, that the reputation of the prosecuting witness was bad. The evidence adduced· at the hearing is sufficient to sustain the jury's verdict; and as the charges· stand uncontradicted in the record, your Committee is not disposed to interfere with the jury's finding of guilt. We do, however, feel that the penalty inflicted is a totally inadequate punishment for the offense of which the jury found the accused guilty. We recommend, therefore, that the verdict of guilty be affirmed; that the judgment assessing the punishment at reprimand be disregarded; and that the accused be, and he is hereby expelled from all the right.<; and privileges of Freemasonry. Fraternally submitted, KARL M. VETS BURG, Chairman R. E. KAVANAUGH, GUY C. MILLION, CHAS. L. FERGUSON, W. C. GORDON, WM. F. WOODRUFF, O. H. SWEARINGEN, GAETANO D'MATO, G. C. MARQUIS, PAUL C. ANTHES. CHAS. F. BALLAK, No.9. Stanberry Lodge No. 109} vs. Joel A. Windmiller. This case came over from the last Annual Communication on account of a defective record. The record has been perfect€d and approved and the case is now properly before the Grand Lodge. In view, however, of the fact that the question involved in Decision No. 1 of the Grand Master has not been passed upon, but was continued to the next Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, we recommend that the above case, involving as it does, the same question, be and it is hereby likewise continued to the next Annual Communication of the


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHARITY.

M. W. Bro. T. W. Cotton, reporting for the Committee 011 Charity, moved to adopt the same. Report adopted, th,at portion relating to appropriation of funds being referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. To ,the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, State of Missouri: The Committee on Charity appointed by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Anthony F. Ittner, as authorized by the addition to Paragraph I of Section 27 of Article IV of the' Grand Lodge By-Laws, to be known as Section 271h, as adopted by this Grand Lodge during its last Regular Communication, October 27, 1927, submits the following' report: At its first meeting, on November 11, 1927, in the parlor of the Masonic Home, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri, the Committee completed its permanent organization by the election of M.路 W. Bro. R. R. Kreeger as Secretary; M. W. Bro. T. W. Cotton having been designated by the Grand Master as Chairman; M. W. Bro. Arch A. Joh~son, was appointed as a Committee of one to 'prepare and submit a form to be used by the various lodges of the state in making application for assistance in caring for the class of members contemplated by the Gr~nd Lodge By-Laws, or Resolution. M. W. Bro. Johnson later presented a form which was approved. This form is along the lines of the one used by the Masonic Home Board and it is not deemed necessary to include it in full in this report. Eleven meetings have been held-one' each month. At a majority of thel;e meetings all members were present and a quorum at each meeting. As no requests for assistance had been received requiring immediate action, the Committee devoted the most of the time' of the first two or three sessions in discussing and determining what should be its general policy in disposing of the cases presented to it. This resulted in a request to the M. \V. Grand Master for an interpretation of the law, and his suggestions as to the scope of Committee's duties and activities. The Grand Master was present at the meeting January 2, 1928, and discussed the different phases of the questions involved, and asked that a communication be directed to him relating to the several classes of cases to .which assistance should be given. In response to such a letter he stated that he approved the decision of the Committee on jurisprudence, to which the question was referred by him, that "Section 271h is, in our opinion, to be construed as not in conflict with Section 27 -i .. .. ... and "that the Charity Committee still has the same power as has been possessed by it in previous years." '\Vith this interpretation in mind the Committee has, in what it re-


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gards as true Masonic Charity, disposed of every application for assistance received. During the year ten cases have been given earnest, thoughtful and charitable consideration. Of this number, favorable action was taken and contributions made in the following cases: Kansas City Lodge No. 220, Kansas City, Mo., for the benefit of Max Stock, $225.00. Sullivan Lodge No. 69, Sullivan, Mo., for B. P. Rowland, $200.00. Gate City Lodge No. 522, Kansas City, Mo., for Thos. J. Hord, $100. Jewell Lodge, No. 480, Pleasant Hill, Mo., for use of Scott Bell, $150. Pine Lodge No. 314, Bardley, Mo., for the benefit of Charles F. It'ranken, $25.00. With one exception these contributions were all made on the basis of $25.00 per month, from a date determined by the Committee, to and including September 1928. Thus making the total amount disbursed out of the $3,000.00 appropriated by the Grand Lodge for use of the Committee, $700.00. Early in the year, it was determined by the Committee that the funds placed at its disposal should be left in the Grand Lodge Treasury, and the Grand Secretary should be requested, with the approval of the Grand Master, to issue checks in favor of the Lodges whose applications for assistance had been approved. By this method the unexpended balance of the appropriation, being in the Grand Lodge Treasury. would draw the usual rate of interest allowed on time deposits or daily balances, and the Grand Lodge revenues increased to that extent. The other applications, to which no financial assistance was rendered. were given thorough consideration and with possibly two exceptions, the cases disposed of in a manner apparently satisfactory to all. Two brethren for whom assistance was asked. 1. H. Rouse of Samaritan Lodge No. 424 and Wm. Innis. Star of the West Lodge No. 133. were, through the efforts of the Committee, admitted to the Veterans' Hospital, where they were legally entitled to go. In one case the Worshipful Master of the Lodge was advised to make application for admission of the brother into the Masonic Home. In only one case did the Committee refuse to respond to the plea for assistance. This was a rather distressing case, and was given very careful and charitable consideration. The brother for whom help was asked was in a路 destitute condition, about seventy-two years old, and physically and mentally unable to care for himself. and was a burden on the Lodge. He was suspended for Non-Payment of Dues on March 2, 1897. and remained suspended until sometime in March or April, 1927-out of touch with the fraternity for thirty years-when some good brethren .of the locality in which he lived, contributed sufficient funds to pay his .dues for which hiR failure to pay had caused his sllspension. The money thus raised was forwarded to the Lodge of which he had once been a member. and he was reinstated. The Masonic Home Board was not asked to let him enter the Home for the reason, as stated by the Worshipful Master. that, under the rules of the Board, he was not eligible. This on account of having been suspended and not reinstated the number of years the Home Board's rules ,路equire. The opinion of the Committee was, and is. that the brother had not


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been a member of the Lodge long enough to be eligible for admission into the Masonic Home, consequently the Committee was without authority to render any assistance. In the case of Chula Lodge No. 388, at Chula, Mo., which application tor assistance was before the Committee for 1927, (Pages 154 and 155, Grand L.odge Proceedings 1927) but which took no action in the matter further than recommend that it be referred to this Committee, we recommended to the M. W. Grand Master that $200.00 be paid out of the general funds of the Grand Lodge to the W. M. of Chula Lodge for the relief of Bro. R. F: Robi~son, an indigent member thereof. The M. W. Grand Master replied that he knew of no funds of the Grand Lodge available for such purpose. He further stated that "I think, however, it would be a bad precedent for me to expend Grand Lodge moneys in this manner without authority." In view of the unfortunate financial experience of this Lodge, and the depleted condition of its treasury, due to the failure of the bank in which its funds were deposited, and its liberal contributions to relieve Bro. Robinson's distressed condition, we recommended that $200.00 be paid out of the general funds of this Grand Lodge to Chula Lodge No. 388, as a partial reimbursement to such Lodge for moneys advanced to and expended by it in exemplifying the spirit of true Masonic charity toward a worthy, distressed brother. We recommend to the Grand Lodge that $2,500 be appropriated for cases of Masonic charity not eligible to the Masonic Home and $500 for emergency cases that may arise. Said money or such part as may be needed to be at the disposal of the Committee on Charity for the ensuing year. Respectfully, T. W. COTTON, W. S. CAMPBELL, W. W. MARTIN,

R. R. KREEGER, ARCH A. JOHNSON,

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FLOOD RELIEF-LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FLOOD SUFFERERS.

R. W. Bro. Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, made report for the Committee on Relief for the Lower Mississippi Valley Flood Sufferers. Adopted. Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Mil$souri: Your Special Committee in charge of the Flood Relief Fund fraternally reports that the expenditures since the Grand Lodge meeting in Kansas City last year have been quite light. The account stands as follows: RECEIPTS: $6,492.41 Oct. 17, 1927, Balance on hand . Nov. 10, 1927, Refund by Mrs. Dwelle _ $ 40.00 Dec. 10, 1927, Interest .. 32.16 Dec. 19, 1927, Shaveh Lodge 646 _._ . 26.50


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DISBURSEMENTS: Oct. 19, 1927, Check 22-J. D. Burrows $ 100.00 Nov. 21, 1927, Check 23-Columbus, Ky., widow........ 15..00 Dec. 21, 1927, Check 25-Columbus, Ky., widow........ 15.00 Jan. 30, 1928, Check 24-Columbus, Ky., widow........ 15.00 Apr. 19, 1928, Check 26-Columbus, Ky., widow........ 90.00 May 14, 1928, Check 28-Columbus, Ky., widow........ 20.00 June I, 1928, Check 29-'-Columbus, Ky., widow........ 15.00 July 12, 1928, Check 30-Member N. Madrid Lodge.. 59.50 July 25, 1928-Distribution by 1\1. R. A., U. S. & C. 1,000.00 Total Disbursements Sept. 24, 1928-Balance on hand

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$6,626.56 Fraternally submitted, ARTHUR MATHER, GEORGE W. WALKER, A. J. O'REILLY, Committee.

CALLED FROM LABOR.

At 4 o'clock P. M. the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge was CALLED FROM LABOR until 7 :30 this evening, prayer being offered by R. W. Bro. Robert S. Calder, Grand Chaplain. SECOND DAY-EVENING SESSION.

Most Worshipful Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor at 7 :30 P. M. by Most Worshipful Grand :Master Anthony F. Ittner. Prayer was offered by Right Worshipful E. L. Robison, Grand Chaplain. Grand Lodge was placed in care of Right Worshipful Brother J. R. McLachlan, Grand Lecturer, and the work of the Third Degree was exemplified. During the session the following distinguished visitors were introduced: Most Excellent Companion Charles R. Davis, General Grand High Priest of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the United States of America. Most Puissant and Illustrious Brother O. Frank Hart,


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Grand Master of the General Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of the United States of America. These distinguished brethren were received with becoming ceremony and heartily welcomed, each making suitable acknowledgment to the Grand Lodge. At 9 :45 the Grand Lodge was CALLED FROM LABOR to refreshment until 9 A. lV1. Thursday morning, September

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THIRD DAY-MORNING SESSION.

路St. Louis, Septeniber 27, 1928. The M. W. Grand Lodge was CALLED TO LABOR at 9 A. M. by the Most Worshipful GrandMaster, Anthony F. Ittner, following invocation by R. W. Bro. Rabbi Samuel Thurman, Grand Chaplain. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND HOTELS.

W. Bro. W. F. Miller, Chairman, presented and read the following report which was adopted: To the Grand Lodge, A. F.

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My repor-t as Chairman of the Transportation Committee is as follows: On July 27th, arranged, through the Southwestern Passenger Association, for reduced rates, which were granted. Also arranged, through the managers of the hotels for rates, which were given to all members. Fraternally submitted, W. F. MILLER, Chairman, Transportation Committee.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON REDISTRICTING THE STATE.

R. W. Bro. J. R. McLachlan, Chairman, made the following report for his Committee. Adopted. To the M. W. Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of the State of Missouri: Your Committee appointed to ascertain the necessity and advisability of redistricting the State, beg leave to report: "'"e have given this matter considerable thought and we do not deem it advisable at the present time to make a general revision. In time, hflwever, when our highways are completed' and many -of our smaller Lodges will have consolidated with other Lodges, as it appears probable, it. may路 become necessary to re-district. We do, however, recommend that the following changes be made of the Lodges herein named: Morehouse Lodge No. 603, in District 51, transferred to District 50. Bernie Lodge No. 573, in District 50, transferred to District 51. Latimer Lodge No. 145, in District 46, transferred to District 39. Alpha Lodge No. 659, in District 11, transferred to District 22. . Fraternally submitted, J. R. McLACHLAN, E. F. HANNAH, L. G. A. SAMPLE.


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W. Bro. Fred B. Howarth, Chairman, made report for Committee on Credentials. Adopted as follows: St. Louis, Mo., September 27, 1928.

To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Your Committee on Credentials submits the following report: At the present session of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge there are represented 492 subordinate Lodges, and there are present: Grand Lodge Officers 26 Past Grand Masters ~ 13 Grand Representatives 11 . District Deputy Grand Masters 47 District Lecturers , 26 Past Masters 625 'Vorshipfu] Masters 450 Senior Wardens : 108Junior Wardens 84 Chairmen of Committees.................................................................................... 17 Distinguished Visitors 10 Actual attendance is: Past Masters :...... 625 WorshipfUl Masters :......... 450 Senior Wardens 108 Junior Wardens 84 Total

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Fraternally submitted, F. B. HOWARTH, THOMAS S.路 EVILSIZER, W. A. WEBB, HENRY WOERTHER, W. F. JUNGBLUTH, L. H. ABRAMS, Committee.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE.

The Committee on Jurisprudence then reported, by eight of its members, through its Chairman Worshipful Brother Forrest C. Donnell. Certain amendments to the report were proposed from the floor and, being accepted by the Committee, are incorporated in the report as below set out. Said report, as so amended, was by the Grand Lodge adopted by sections and as a whole except that action upon the report of the Com-


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mitteewith relation to Decision No. 1 of the Most Worshipful Grand Master was, by the consent of the Committee and by action of the Grand Lodge, deferred until the 1929 annual communication of the Grand Lodge. A minority report with respect to said Decision No. 1 of the Most Worshipful Grand l\Iaster was presented and read to the Grand Lodge by Right V\"orshipful Brother Thomas F. Hurd and action thereon was likewise deferred until said 1929 annual communication. On motion duly made, seconded and carried, the date on which will go into effect the amendments to Sections 124 and 140 of the By-laws (said amendments being set forth in subdivisions sixth and seventh of the report of the Committee) is January 1, 1929. The report of the Committee on Jurisprudence is as follows: To the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Brethren: _ Pursuant to the requirement of the By-laws of the Grand Lodge, there have been referred to us the decisions of the Most Worshipful Grand Master during the current Ma.sonic year, and those propositions submitted at the last preceding session of the Grand Lodge to amend its By-laws. No proposition to amend the Constitution of the Grand Lodge was submitted to us for consideration at said session, but a proposed amendment has at the present sessi{)n been presented to us by 'one of the members of this Committee, and is below considered. The above mentioned decisions of the Most Worshipful Grand Master are set forth in his annual address, delivered on the 25th day of September, 1928, to the Grand Lodge and will be found on pages 26-28 of the printed copy of said address. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION. Our attention has been called to the fact that circumstances may exist under which it would be appropriate to elect to membership in this Grand Lodge a Past Grand Master or Past Worshipful Master of some other Jurisdiction, who shall have become and be affiliated with a Missouri Lodge. Under the terms of Article II of the Constitution, the election of such a person is not now possible. In 1899 the merit of an amendment to cover this situation impressed itself upon the Committee on Jurisprudence, and in the report of said Committee for that year (which report was adopted by the Grand Lodge in its session of October, 1899, Proceedings 1899, Page 89) such an amendment was proposed by the Committee. The proposed amendment has never been adopted. We,


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accordingly, at this time respectfully recommend to the Grand Lodge for its consideration the following amendment: "At the conclusion of Section 1 of the present Article II of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge, add a new paragraph to read as follows: 'Any Past Grand Master of any other Grand Lodge, and any Past Worshipful Master of any Lodge under the jurisdiction of another Grand Lodge, who has been duly elected Worshipful Master and actually presided as Worshipful 'Master, in the jurisdiction of such other Grand Lodge, and shall be affiliated with some 'Lodge in the State of Missouri, and who shall be elected to membership in this Grand Lodge by a majority vote.''' Under the provisions of Section 2 of Article V of the Constitution the foregoing proposition to amend the Constitution is to be read aloud by the Grand Master, filed, and printed with the Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge and referred to the several subordinate Lodges under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, and thereafter follow the proceedure prescribed in said Section 2. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BY-LA WS. The propositions which were submitted at the last preceding session of the Grand Lodge to amend its By-laws, are, together with our recommendations thereon, as follows: First: It was路 proposed that Section 125 of the By-laws, Which now reads (Proceedings of 1927, Page 123): "All petitions for the Degrees or for membership shall be recommended by two members of the Lodge in good standing, whose names shall appear on the petition and the record," shall be amended by adding at the conclusion thereof the words: "And all such petitions shall be accompanied by a certificate of a reputable physician certifying that the applicant is free from cancer, tuberculosis and syphilis", so that said By-law, when so amended, shall read as follows: "All petitions for the Degrees or for membership shall be recommended by two members of the Lodge in good standing, whose names shall appear on the petition and the record, and all such petitions shall be accompanied by a certificate of a reputable physician' certifying that the applicant is free from cancer, tuberculosis and syphilis." We are of the opinion that the proposed amendment should not be adopted, although, so far as the form of the same is concerned, we advise that it is legal. Second: It was proposed (Proceedings of 1927, pp. 173 and 238) in 1927 that SUbdivision (a) of Section 23 be stricken out and that in lieu thereof the following be inserted: "(a) He shall visit every Lodge in his District at least once each year. He shall make a report of such visit to the Committee on Reports of District Deputy Grand Masters on the forms provided .by said Committee within ten days from such visit.


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He shall rendel' to said Committee an itemized account of his expense for such visit, which shall be paid by the Grano Lodge." The proposed new subdivision of Section 23 relates to the duties of the District Deputy Grand Masters. Under the existing law, each District Deputy Grand Master is required to visit, officially, the Lodges in his District, as far as practicable, and his actual expenses shall be paid by eacp Lodge visited. The reasons favorable to the proposed new sub-division are: (a) That it is important that each Lodge be visited each year by the District Deputy Grand Master, and (b) That the annual visits of the District Deputy Grand Masters may be discouraged by reason of the hesitancy of such Deputy Grand Masters to cause the local Lodge to incul' the expense of the visit. While our Committee looks with. favor upon the reasons thus existing for the proposed new SUbdivision of Section 23, nevertheless we recommend that action thereon be postponed, inasmuch as further consideration of the financial outlay which would be required of the <;}rand Lodge should be had. We therefore suggest that the further consideration of this matter be deferred until the next annual session of the Grand Lodge. Third: It is proposed (see pp. 224 and 238, Proceedings of 1927) that Paragraph L of Section 9 of Article II of the By-laws, which now reads: "The Grand Master shall receive the sum of One Thousand Dollars annually, and in addition thereto traveling, office, stenographic and clerical expenses, not exceeding the sum of One Thousand Dollars, to be payable monthly", be repeaTed and that there be enacted in lieu thereof the follOWing: "The Grand Master shall receive the sum of Fifteen Hundred" Dollars annually, and in addition thereto traveling, office, stenographic and clerical expenses not exceeding the sum of One Thousand Dollars, to be payable monthly." Our Committee is favorable to an increased allowance being made to the Grand Master, but we suggest that instead of increasing the first amount specified in paragraph (L), the increase be applied to the expense items. We therefore recommend that the present paragraph (L) of said Section 9 of Article II be repealed and that there be enacted in lieu thereof the following: "(L) The Grand Master shall receive the sum of One Thousand Dollars annually, and in addition thereto traveling, office, stenographic and clerical expenses not exceeding th~ sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars, to be payable monthly." Fourth: It is proposed (see pages 223 and 238 of the Proceedings of 1927) that the existing Section 46 of the By-laws be amended by striking out the words "Nor shall any Lodge in a city or town where ten or more Lodges are located confer the three Degrees for a less sum than fifty dollars."


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and by substituting in lieu thereof (obviously meaning to insert in lieu thereof words which, when so inserted, will cause the entire section to read) as follows: "Sec. 46. Fees. A Lodge shall not confer the three Degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry for a less sum than twenty dollars, nor shall any Lodge in a city or town where more than one Lodge, and less than ten Lodges are located, confer the three Degrees for a less sum than thirty dollars; nor shall any Lodge in a city or town where as many as ten and less than thirty Lodges are located confer the three Degrees for a less sum than fifty dollars; nor shall any Lodge in a city or town where thirty or more Lodges are located confer the three Degrees for a less sum than one hundred dollars; but more may be charged at the discretion of the Lodge. The whole amount must accompany the petition. Exemption from the payment of fees shall not be made in favor of any candidate, under any circumstances, by the return of all or part of said fees as donations, loans or otherwise." Our Committee informs the Grand Lodge that, in the OpInIOn of the Committee, the proposed amendment is in proper form, but we make no recommendation as to whether the same should or should not be adopted. In connection with Section 46, as so proposed to be amended, a suggestion was made to us by certain members of the Grand Lodge that said section should be so amended as to remove the requirement that the whole amount of money to be charged for conferring the three Degrees must accompany the petition, and by SUbstituting in lieu thereof a provision by which the local Lodge shall have the privilege, if it so elects, to require that there accompany the petition the sum of Fifteen Dollars plus Ten Dollars Masonic Home Fee and that as the three Degrees are conferred, the remaining portion of the initiation fee shall be payable. Our Committee has considered this suggestion, but does not deem it advisable that the same be adopted. Fiftil: It is proposed (Proceedings of 1927, pages 178 and 239) that there be added to Section 121 of the Grand Lodge By-laws a sentence reading as follows: "The foregoing language and requirement of this section are subject to the provision that for the purposes of this section no person shall be deemed to have lost his residence by reason of his absence, while employed in the service, either civil or military, of this state, or of the United States." 1>0 that said section, as so amended, shall read as follows: . "Section 121: Residence. A petition for the Degrees shall not be entertained in any Lodge in this Jurisdiction, unless the petitioner shall have resided twelve months in the state, the last six of which shall have been within the jurisdiction of the Lodge. By residence, as here used, is meant permanent, settled domicile or fixed abode. A Lodge cannot receive the petition for the Degrees of one who has no settled home. The


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foregoing language and requirements of this section are subject to the provision that for the purposes of this section no person shall be deemed to have lost his residence by reason of his absence, while employed in the service, either civil or military, of this state, or of the United States." The suggested amendment was proposed because of the difficulty which an employe of the state or of the United States finds in being able to establish requisite residence, while employed in either the civil or military service of the state or of the United States, to enable him legally to take the Degrees of Freemasonry in Missouri. The proposed amendment follows a portion of Section 7 of Article VIII of the Constitution of Missouri and, in our opinion, should be adopted. We accordingly recommend its adoption. Sixth: It is proposed (Proceedings of 1927, pages 180 and 239) that the present form, set forth in Section 124 of the By-laws, of a petitior. for the Degrees shall be amended in certain respects stated at page 239 of said Proceedings. Your Committee has carefully considered the proposed amendment together with certain others which it deems to be germane to the proposal and as a result of our consideration, we recommend the following: (a) That Section 124 be amended by adding under the line provided for signature of the applicant the words and parentheses: "(Applicant should sign here)". (b) That said Section 124 be amended by striking out the sentence thereof Which reads, "We, the subscribers, hereby certify that .we are personally well acquainted with , who has signed the above petition, and believe him to be of regular and upright conduct, fair fame, sober life, and well qualified to be Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason", and by substituting in lieu thereof the following: "Each of the subscribers, members in good standing of the Lodge to which, by the foregoing petition, the petitioner therein offers himself a candidate for the Mysteries of Freemasonry, hereby certifies that he is personally well acquainted with , who has signed the above petition, and believes him to be of regular and upright conduct, fair fame, sober life and well qualified to be Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason." (c) That said Section 124 be amended by striking out the words and figures, "II. Have you read all of the questions contained in the foregoing petition? Are all your answers thereto in your own handwriting? And do you, upon your honor, declare your foregoing statements to be true?" and by substituting in lieu thereof the following: "The applicant represents hereby that he has read all of the questions contained in the foregoing petition, that all of his answers thereto are in his own handwriting, and that


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upon his honor he declares his foregoing statements to be true, and" (d) That said Section 124 be amended by stril{ing out the figures and words, "10. Have you ever been indicted or convicted of a crime?" and by substituting in lieu thereof the following: "10. Has an indictment or information ever been returned or issued against you or have you ever been convicted of a crime?" (e) That said Section 124 be amended by striking out the line thereof now reading, "2. When and where were you born?" and substituting in lieu thereof the following: "2. When were you born ? . 3. Where were you born ? . and by re-numbering the questions subsequent to said questions numbers 2 and 3 by advancing the serial number of each subsequent question by one, so that said Section 124, as so amended, shall read as follOWS: "Section 124. Form of Petition. The petition shall be substantially as follows: "To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of ........................................ Lodge No , Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons: "The petition of the subscriber respectfully represents: "That unbiased by friends and uninfluenced by mercenary motives he hereby freely and voluntarily offers himself a candidate for the Mysteries of Freemasonry; that he is prompted to make this application from a favorable opinion entertained of the Fraternity, a desil'e of knowledge, and a sincere wish of being serviceable to hi.s fellow creatures. He is a firm believer in the one liVing and true God. His answer to each of the questions below i.s as there stated. 1. What is your full name? . 2. When were you born? . 3. Where were you born ? . 4. Where do you reside? : . 5. State explicitly your business occupation for the past ten years, and where conducted ? . 6.

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"The applicant represents hereby that he has read aU of the questions contained in the foregoing petition, that all of his answers thereto are in his own handwriting, and that upon his honor he declares his foregoing statements to be true, and should his petition be granted, he promises a cheerful compliance with the rules and regulations of the Fraternity.

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"Each of the subscribers, members in good standing of the Lodge to which, by the foregoing petition, the petitioner therein offers himse.lf a candidate for the Mysteries of Freemasol1l'y, hereby certifies that he is personally well acquainted with ....................................... .'.... who has signed the above petition, and believes him to be of regular and upright conduct, fair fame, sober life and well qualified to be Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason."

Dated .. Seven th: It is proposed (pages 182 and 240 of the Proceedings of 1927) that Section 140 of the By-laws be amended by adding above the words "Recommended by" a line for signature of the applicant and the words and parentheses below said line, "(Applicant should sign here)", and by adding at the present conclusion of said Section the following sentence: "Each of the members recommending the petitioner does, by his signature hereon, certify that he is a member in good standing of the Lodge to which, by the foregoing petition, the petitioner therein petitions for membership." so that said Section 140, as so amended, shall read as follows: "Section 140. Form of Petition for Membership. To the Worshipful Master, \Vardens and Brethren of ......................... . Lodge No A. F. & A. M.: The SUbscrib.er, a Master Mason, and late a member of ............................................Lodge No under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of respectfully petitions for membership in your Lodge; if found worthy, he pledges himself to a cheerfUl obedience to your By-laws and the Ancient Usages of Freemasonry:


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His age is ; ; he was born . at ; his occupation is ; his residence is . his place of business is at . StreeL _ , Missouri; and he has not since his dimission or since issuance to him of Certificate of Good Standing applied to any other Lodge for affiliation. He has since his dimission or since issuance to him of Certificate of Good Standing applied to and been rejected by . Lodge NO __ located aL _ __ _ oo.

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Each of the members recommending the above petitioner does, by his signature hereon, certify that he is a member in good standing of. the Lodge to which, by the foregoing petition, the petitioner therein petitions for membership." Your Committee recommends that the proposed amendment to sa id Section 140 be adopted. COURTESY DEGREES. In the Most Worshipful Grand Master's address he called attention to the facts (a) that numerous requests have come to him from Lodges in Missouri to arrange for the conferring of degrees on their candidates by Lodges in other Grand Jurisdictions, (b) that at the 1927 Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, Most Worshipful Brother Pickard made a recommendation that the degree of Entered Apprentice be not thereafter conferred by a Lodge in Missouri for a Lodge in another Grand Jurisdiction, (c) that said recommendation was approved by the Committee on the Grand Master's Address and by the Grand I~odge and (d) that Most Worshipful Grand Master Ittner has deferred to the wish of the Grand Lodge thus expressed and has refrained from asking that the First Degree be conferred by Lodges of other Grand Jurisdictions or permitting it to be conferred by a Missouri Lodge for a Lodge in another Grand Jurisdiction. The Most Worshipful Grand Master concludes his comment on the matter of Courtesy Degrees by saying in substance that the recommendation so made and approved at the 1927 Annual Communication, and its approval, are in direct conflict with Section 181 of the Grand Lodge Laws and, to quote him verbatim: "I do not believe that it is either wise or proper to undertake to repeal a Grand Lodge By-law by a resolution, and this attitude with reference to the conferring of Courtesy Degrees ought to be abandoned or else the Grand Lodge Bylaws should be properly amended." The Most Worshipful Grand Master's reference to the conferring of Courtesy Degrees was, pursuant to recommendation of the Committee on Grllnd Master's Address, referred to us.


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We strongly concur in the Most Worshipful Grand Master's view as to the lack of wisdom and impropriety of undertaking to repeal a Grand Lodge By-law by a resolution. In this connection we called attention to, and express our unqualified approval of, the excerpt, cited at Page 180 of the 1925 edition of the By-laws, from the proceedings of 1918, Pages 103 and 140 which reads as follows: "Your Committee on Jurisprudence is of the opinion that our laws should not, and legally cannot, be altered, amended or repealed by resolution, and recommends that all resolutions that seek or tend to change the Grand Lodge By-laws should be ruled out of order, and the practice discontinued." 'Vhile we reaffirm the soundness of the view just quoted, yet we do not understand the recommendation of our Most Worshipful Brother Pickard to have been intended to supersede the By-laws. True it is that he recommended (Page 31 of 1927 Proceedings) that Missouri decline to confer the First Degree as a Courtesy to a foreign Grand Jurisdiction. True it is also that Section 181 of the By-laws gives authority to a Lodge to confer said Degree at the request of a Lodge under the Jurisdiction of another Grand Lodge. 1\lost -\Vorshipful Brother Pickard's recommendation, however, as we interpret it goes no further than to express his opinion as to what should be the rule in Missouri and was not intended to set aside the By-law. Moreover, by the action of the Grand Lodge approving his recommendation, the Grand Lodge did nothing more than concur in the wisdom of his recommendation but did not undertake to alter the law. In or9.er that the Grand Lodge, if it shall desire to amend the By-laws so as to embody in our law the recommendation so approved in 1927, may have before it a form of amendment to the By-laws which amendment we deem to be in proper legal form, we .submit (without expressing any opinion as to the advisability of the adoption of such an amendmen t) that the result so desired could be attained by repealing Section 181 and by enacting in lieu thereof the following "Sec. 181. Request coming from another Lodge or Grand Jurisdiction to confer Degrees. A Lodge may, at the unanimous request of a lodge under the Jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, confer the degree of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason or any of them, upon a candidate who has been elected by the requesting Lodge. A Lodge may, at the unanimous request of a Lodge under the Jurisdiction of another Grand Lodge, confer the degree of Fellow Craft and Master Mason or either of them upon a candidate who has been elected by the requesting Lodge and who has received the Degree of Entered Apprentice. The requesting Lodge shall furnish a certificate, under its seal, that he has been .duly elected to receive the degree or degrees, and such requested Lodge may, upon such certificate, after proper identification, lecture the candidate in any of the Degrees. If the candidate is an Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft, the Lodge


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shall, by examination, in open Lodge, ascertain that he has made 'Suitable Proficiency'." In submitting the foregoing form of By-law we desire it to be understood that we do not thereby offer any proposition to amend the By-laws, for we do not propose said form for adoption but merely file it with you for the information and assistance of the Grand Lodge and of any of its members who may desire to offer it or any other proposed amendment on this subject matter. SUPERVISION OF THE ERECTION OF MASONIC TEMPLES. The Most Worshipful Grand Master in his address advocates the introduction and adoption" of a Grand Lodge By-law or resolution making it incumbent on all Lodges which contemplate the erection of a new temple or hall to submit in advance their proposition to the Grand Master to be referred by him in turn to an appropriate and competent committee for a careful analysis, investigation and approval. We are firmly of the view that in all instances of proposals to build temples or halls the prior approval of the Grand Master should be had. We are of the opinion, however, that without further careful study no additional legislation should be proposed by us to effect that result, for we think the existing section 56 of the Bylaws covers, with reasonable adequacy the situation in most instances. It provides: "A Lodge shall not be permitted to contract debts for any purpose until sufficient available assets are on "hand to meet the payment thereof. Provided, a Lodge may be permitted to contract debts for the purpose of. building a hall or purchasing a cemetery, with the consent and approval of the Grand Master." If evils arising from the incurring of debt in the construction of a temple or hall built without the consent of the Grand Master have occurred, they have very probably been effected by an evasion of said Section 56, (perhaps through the creation of debt by a corporation or other association formed at the instance of the Lodge.) In cases of such incurring of debt by the medium of such an evasion, we think the incurring of the debt renders subject to discipline the Lodge responsible for its creation just as much as if the Lodge performed directly the act complained of. We recommend, however, that this subject be given careful and deliberate consideration by the incoming Jurisprudence Committee ~nd that it report its views to the next Annual Session of the Grand Lodge. We think the thanks of the Grand Lodge are due to the Grand :lVIaster for calling this matter to its attention. ARRgST OF CHARTER OF HIGGINSVILLE LODGE No. 364. In this matter we advise that the Grand Master acted within his lawful authority and we recommend that the incoming Grand Master be authorized to restore the charter upon receipt of assurances satisfactory to such incoming Grand Master that some disposition deemed by him to be proper and reasonably speedy will be


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made of the case of the Lodge against Elmer Hamilton before the next Communication of the Grand Lodge. DECISIONS II-VIII, BOTH INCLUSIVE, OF. THE MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER. \Ve recommend that decisions II-VIII, both inclusive, of the Most vVol'shipful Grand Master be approved. CHAS. E. CULLEN, THOMAS F. HURD, MARVIN E. BOISSEAU, HENRI L. WARREN, W. S. CAMPBELL, GUSTAVE A. STAMM, JAMES F. GREEN, 1"ORREST C. DONNELL, Chairman. DECISION I OF THE MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER. With respect to Decision I of the Most Worshipful Grand Master our Committee is divided, five of the eight members who voted thereon having voted in favor of a motion that the Decision should be sustained while the remaining three have voted that it should not be sustained. Said decision is that which reads as follows: "Two candidates petitioned路 a Lodge in the State of Missouri for the Degrees of Freemasonry. Each answered affirmatively the question 'Have you resided in the State of Missouri the twelve months last past?' Each was elected and received the degrees of Entered Apprentice and Fellow Craft. Before either had received the degree of Master Mason it appeared affirmatively that less than a year before petitioning the Missouri Lodge one petitioner had registered as a voter in another state and the other had actually voted in the same state. Held. That each petitioner had performed an act wholly inconsistent with the claim of a year's residence in Missouri; that the Missouri Lodge therefore had no jurisdiction over these petitioners and their election and everything done thereunder was void including the conferring of the two degrees; that neither petitioner .had been lawfully made an Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft and that each stood in the same position as a profane who had never petitioned for the degrees of Freemasonry." 1.'he members of our Committee who voted in favor of the motion that the above decision should be sustained base their action in so doing upon the following considerations. Undel' Section 121 of the Grand Lodge By-laws it is provided that: "A petition for the degrees shall not be entertained in any Lodge in this jurisdiction, unless the petitioner shall have resided 12 months in the State, the last six of which shall have been within the jurisdiction of the Lodge. By residence, as here used, is meant a permanent, settled domicile or fixed abode. A Lodge cannot receive the petition for the degrees of one who has no settled home."


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In connection with the requirement that the last six of the twelve months therein mentioned shall have been within the jurisdiction or.' the Lodge, it is to be noted that Section 187 of the Bylaws reads: "If any Lodge shall invade the territory of another Lodge, and make a Freemason of a person residing in the jurisdiction of such Lodge, without its unanimous consent, the invading Lodge shall pay to the Lodge whose jurisdiction is invaded double the fees received on account thereof, and be subject to such discipline as may be just and proper." In our opinion, by the provision last quoted, the Grand Lodge has so legislated that the requirement as to six months residence within the jurisdiction of the Lodge is not jurisdictional, and the lack of such six months residence (though such lack of residence is improper) is not fatal to the validity of the initiation of the candidate. Inneed Section 187 distinctly recognizes that a Lodge has the power, though not the right, to invade the territory of another Lodge and (to quote again the provisions of Section 187) "make a Freemason of a person residing in the jurisdiction of such Lodge without its unanimous consent," and merely penalizes the invading Lodge for so doing. Though the six months residence in the jurisdiction of the initiating lodge prescribed by Section 121 of the Bylaws is by subsequent By-law thus impliedly recognized to be not jurisdictional and its absence not fatal to the validity of the initiation of a candidate, we call attention to the fact that the residence of the petitioner for twelve months in the State of Missouri (which period of residence therein by Section 121 clearly appears to be jurisdictional and a necessary prerequisite to the right of the Lodge to entertain a petition for the degrees) is nowhere in the By-laws of the Grand Lodge either stated or implied to be nonjurisdictional or not to be a necessary prerequisite to the right of the Lodge to entertain a petition. We deem the twelve months requirement of said Section 121 to be mandatory and its absence to be fatal to the validity of the action of a Lodge in conferring the degrees. This provision is of such obvious importance, enabling as it does the Craft within the State of Missouri to have a twelve months opportunity for acquaintance with and knowledge of the petitioner, that we regard the intent of the By-law to be that the provision must in all events be complied with, and a failure to comply therewith-whether fraudulent, negligent or innocent-to be fatal to the validity of the initiation. We are not unmindful of a decision rendered in 1899 by the Most "\Vorshipful Grand Master and sustained by the Grand Lodge (Proceedings 1899, pages 27 and 88) summarized at page 64 of the 1925 Compilation of the By-laws as follows: "A petition is proper committee favorably and the gree. It was then in the state seven

presented in due form and referred to the on investi?;ation; the committee reported candidate was elected and took the first delearned that the candidate had only resided months previous to his election. The com-


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mit tee had been informed by an outsider that the candidate had been a resident of the state for the last two years. Held: The candidate is e~titled to receive the remaining degrees." We find no decision later than this one of 1899 in support of the views therein set forth, and in our opinion those views should not be the rule of this Grand Lodge. Several other decisions, subsequent to the above referred to 1899 ruling, indicate the views of the Grand Lodge on the effect of violation of fundamental requirements of Masonic law. In 1924 (Proceeding-s, pages 39 and 15]) a decision was rendered by the Grand Lodge, a summary of which is thus stated on Page 71 of the 1925 compilation of By-laws. "A ballot was had on two petitions resulting unfavorable, and the Lodge was closed in due form. An hour later the Lodge was reconvened with seven brothers present and on reballot elected the two petitioners, and immediately confer路 red the first degree on them. The election was void and the conferring of the degree on each null and without effect." In 1925 (Proceedings, pag-es 30 and 167) a decision was rendered by the Grand Lodge, a summary of which is thus stated on page 71 of the 1925 compilation of the By-laws. "The Lodge took several ballots upon the petition, all of which were dark, after which the Lodge took a recess and an investigation among the members as to the cause of rejection, during which time some of the members went home. The Master then called the Lodge together and reballoted upon the petition, which showed an election; the Entered Apprentice Degree was conferred; objection was made to the giving ;of (Suc芦eeding ,degTees~ which was overruled. The Jurisprudence Committee held that a candidate so elected upon whom the degrees were conferred, is without any Masonic standing whatever and that the action of the Lodge is null and void as to the conferring of the degrees upon the candidate." In 1925 (Proceedings 168) a decision was rendered by the Grand Lodge, a summary of Which is thus stated on page 62 of 1925 compilation of the By-laws. "A Lodge conferred the Fellow Craft Degree on a brother and within two weeks on this same candidate conferred the third degree. It was held that the brother having been illegally and in defiance of Masonic law given the third degree of Masonry, is still a Fellow Craft and that the action of said Lodge in conferring the third degree upon said candidate was null and void." In 1911 the importance of residence within Missouri was thus recognized by the Grand Lodge (Proceedings, pages 20 and 21), to quote the summary on page 64 of the 1925 compilation. of the By-laws. "A Lodge in this State cannot receive the petition and elect and confer the degrees on a candidate who, at the time, .resides in another state, nor can the Grand Master lawfully authorize the Lodge to do so."


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From the decisions in 1924 and 1925 above mentioned it is clear that the Grand Lodge has not hesitated to declare invalid the conferring of initiations upon candidates even though the initiatory process has already been completed. The mere fact that the candidate has gone through the ceremonies of a degree does not confer on him g'ood title to such degree if the fundamental requirements of the Masonic law have not been complied with. Decisions on the proposition that mere failure to follow directory provisions of the By-laws (as distinguished from mandatory provisions) are not in point in support of the proposition that failure to comply with the twelve 11)0nths requirement of Section 121 docs not invalidate subsequent proceedings. If it be urged that it is not proper that a determination of the existence or nonexistence of the fact of twelve months residence should be made by the Most Worshipful Grand Master after the local Lodge has admitted a candidate, and that for those cases in which no fraud on the part of the applicant is charged, no mode of trial of the question of facts involved in the determination of his residence exists similar to the method prescribed by the Trial Code for trials of persons charged with Masonic offenses, the answer is that the Grand Lodge has it within its power to prescribe such a mode of trial if it deems the same to be proper, and the absence of such procedure does not change the law as to what is a fundamental jurisdictional requirement, the absence of which invalidates the initiation of the candidate. In our opinion the decision of the Most Worshipful Grand ~'Iaster is correct and we recommend its approval. GUST AVE A. STAMM, CHAS. E. CULLEN, MARVIN E. BOISSEAU. JAMES F. GREEN, FORREST C. DONNELL, Chairman. MINORITY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE. We, the undersigned members of the Jurisprudence Committee, recommend that the majority report of this Committee on Decision No. 1 of the Grand Master's Address be disapproved for the followh1g reasons: FIRST: Because the Grand Master exceeded his authority by acting contrary to the By-laws and denying these men a Masonic trial to determine whether or not they were residents of Missouri or Kansas. These men were obligated and it is significant that Article II, Section 9 of the By-laws of 1925, provides that until the time a candidate has been obligated in the First Degree, he may be stopp.ed by blackball or objection without the member making the objection giving any reason therefor; that after he has received the obligation the only way to pJ'oceerl against him is by filing charges and having a trial thereon. The fact that these men were Fellow Crafts instead of Master Masons is not material, for under Section 190 of the By-laws, and as interpreted in the Proceedings of 1871 at page 29, penal jurisdiction over Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts is the same as in the case of Master Masons.


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SECOND: This Grand Lodge has once before decided exactly the same question, on exactly the same state of facts in favor of the legality of the candidates; and in two other cases a Grand Lodge has rendered decisions so closely affecting the decision of Grand Master Ittner as to make his decision utterly inconsistent with Masonic jurisprudence. The exact case, "The Spotted Hog" case, is found in the Proceedings of 1899, pa.ges 27 and 88, as follows: "A petition is presented in due form and referred to the proper committee on investigation; the committee reportell favorable and the candidate was elected and took the First Degree. Then Lodge learned later that the candidate had only resided in the State seven months previous to his election. The Committee had been informed by an outsider that the candidate had been a resident of the State for the last two years. "The Lodge asked: 'Let us know how to proceed.' Answer: "The candidate is entitled to receive the remaining Degrees." "Your Committee (Jurisprudence, 1899) would say further in regard to the facts as disclosed by decision No. 7 that the Committee who reported upon the petition of the applicant were guilty of such negligence as would warrant, on the part of the Lodge, such action as would impress upon its Committees in the future the necessity of making appropriate inquiry as to the qualifications of its petitioners." In 1907 another decision was rendered with which Grand Master Ittner's decision cannot be reconciled; where the candidate could neither read nor write, a qualification which is equal to that of residence in Masonic law and the want of which would be equally fatal. The decision was as follows: "Granby Lodge No. 514-The Lodge received and passed upon the petition of a man who can neither read or write for the Degrees. He was initiated and passed. "Question: Can we legally give him the Master's Degree? "Answer: Section 119 provides that all applications for the Degrees or membership shall be by petition; for the Degrees the petition must be signed by the applicant in person. Grand Master Houston ruled that one unable to write is not eligible as a petitioner,. and this ruling was approved by the Grand Lodge in 1900. . . "Notwithstanding the law and the ruling, your Lodge received the petition of the Brother you refer to, and elected him, and have already conferred two Degrees on him. The Lodge and not the petitioner is the violator of the law, if anyone is to suffer the penalty, it is the Lodge and the Brother who signed the petitioner's name. I can see no good that could result from stopping fhe Brother now. Go ahead and examine him, and if he can pass a satisfactory examination, confer the Master's Degree. Be very careful, however, in the fut.ure that every petition for the Degrees is signed by the applicant in person.


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"Section 119 provides that all petitions for Degrees must be'signed by the applicant in person. Therefore, no Lodge in this Jurisdiction should receive a petition not signed by the applicant. The Grand Master decided that, although an applicant did not sign the petition in person, yet where the Lodge had received and acted upon the petition, and had conferred the Degrees of Entered Apprentice and Fellow Craft upon him, that no good could result from stopping the Brother, but cautioned the Lodge in the future to ascertain that every petition for the Degrees is signed by the applicant in person. We .endorse the Grand Master's ruling, under the circumstances, in this case," (Proceedings 1907, pages 20, 21 and 151.) In the session of our Grand Lodge immediately preceding this session, Grand Master Ittner's predecessor was overruled by the Jurisprudence Committee and the Grand Lodge in a case involving exactly the same clause of our law. In that case the requirement that the petitioner must live within the jurisdiction of the Lodge six months, which is a part of the same sentence now under consideration, came before the Grand Lodge. Although these men had not lived in the jurisdiction of the Lodge six months, this Grand Lodge in 1927 made valid their initiation. "In considering the first point of this decision of the Most \\t路orshipful Grand Master, we have noted the fact that under the Masonic Law of Missouri, the invasion of one Lodge of the territory of another, to-wit: the making by the former Lodge a Freemason of a person residing in the jurisdiction of' the latter, does not invalidate the conferring of the Degree on such person. The effect of the invasion of territory is to impose upon the invading Lodge a penalty of paying to the Lodge whose jurisdiction is invaded double the fees received on account thereof and subject it to such discipline as may be just and proper. The person made a Freemason by such invading Lodge is, however, nevertheless a Freemason after initiation. It, therefore, follows that the action of Blank Lodge, in the case at hand, in proceeding to receive a petition before the securing of waivers, was not void, and the petitions were (so far as the point with respect to waivers is concerned) legally received. We assume that the May meeting referred to in the statement of the facts was as much as four weeks prior to June 18th, and on this assumption it is our opinion that, unless the fact that the petitioners were not recommended by members of Blank Lodge is fatal, the, action of the Lodge in electing petitioners on June 18th was valid."-(Proceedings 1927, page 179.) In one of the cases cited by the majority report where the candidate had not waited the necessary time between the Degrees, no harm was done by the disciplinary requirement of ordering the Lodge to re-confer the Degree. In the other two cases, on which the majority rely, the action of the Lodge was null and void because the sacredness of the Masonic ballot was violated. The men never were elected, hence all other proceedings had under such election were null and void. \Ve recommend that the decision of the Grand Master, in this case, be disapproved and that the Lodge be ordered to proceed properly to


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confer路 the Master Mason's Degree upon the two candidates, or to prefer charges against them, as they may determine, in the matter. We recommend that the incoming Grand Master be directed to make a thorough examination of the facts in the cases of these two Brethren and direct this Lodge to prefer charges against them or direct them to proceed with the remaining Degrees, as he may determine after examination. Also that after the Grand Master has made the investigation and he路 shall determine that the Missouri subordinate Lodge was the one who had been at fault and violated the law, he shall make a true statement of the facts to the Grand Lodge of the State of Kansas and make proper apology for the invasion of her Grand Jurisdiction, and direct the Missouri subordinate Lodge to remit to the subordinate Lodge of the State of Kansas double the amount of fees they received for the Degrees. Fraternally submitted, THOMAS F. HURD, HENRI L. WARREN.

DEATH OF M. W. BROTHER O. A. LUCAS.

While the report of the Committee on Jurisprudence was under consideration, the labors of the Grand Lodge were suddenly disturbed by the Silent Messenger from the Celestial Lodge on High, whose summons came to. our beloved Past Grand 'Master, Most Worshipful Brother Olaf A. Lucas. Our distinguished brother, who was apparently in the best of health,. had just relinquished the floor after having in few and well-chosen words, delivered with characteristic energy, pleaded that the best traditions of our Fraternity be kept in mind when dealing with the specific case then under consideration. Resuming his seat among .the brethren in the Grand East, he was a moment or two later observed to be breathing with difficulty, and although prompt and immediate attention was given to him, both by skilled physicians and loving brethren, all efforts were unavailing, and in a few moments he passed into the precincts of that Undissolving Lodge to which we are all advancing. This unexpected occurrence came as a great shock to the brethren assembled, and after a brief recess, it was unanimously decided to complete the transaction of those items of business which were absolutely necessary, leaving all other pending business to go over until the next ann'ual communication of the Grand Lodge:


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PAY ROLL. St. Louis, Mo., September 27, 1928.

To the Grand Ledge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Your Committee on Payroll, at this session of the Grand Lodge, begs to report the following allowances paid for mileage and per diem, have been distributed as follows: Grand Officers $ 679.20 Past Grand Masters __ _.._._ :.. _ -.. 446.30 District Deputy Grand Masters _ _ ,._.. 1,591.20 District Lecturers _ :..__ . 467.90 Chairmen Committees __ _._ _._ _ _ _ . 160.60 Official Reporter _ _.._. __ ._ _ _ _ _ _ _ . 15.00 Committee on Jurisprudence __ _._ _ . 204.10 Committee on Appeals and Grievances _ _ _ . 535.00 Committee on Credentials .._ _ __ _._ ..__ _ . 149.20 Chartered Lodges _.. _ _ __ _._ _ . 16,797.70 $21,046.20 Respectfully submitted, WALTER R. SHRODES, Chairman.

GRAND OFFICERS. A. F. Ittner B. E. Bigger S. R. Freet

W. R. Gentry. Sr E. E. Morris Arthur Mather J. R. McLachlan R. V. Denslow T. B. Landon F. C. Barnhill DuVal Smith J. W. Skelly

$15.00 27.00 42.70 16.60 42.70 16.20 33.80 41.30 42.70 33.90 45.80 15.00

G. W. Walker H. L. Reader Robt. Fisher H. C. Chiles L. V. Stigall J. R. Powell Samuel Thurman E. L. Robison W. C. Atwood R. S. Calder Z. M. Williams

$28.10 16.00 15.00 39.90 45.80 15.00 15.00 45.80 35.80 17.40 32.70

PAST GRAND MASTERS. C. H. Briggs R. R. Kreeger A. A. Johnson Van F. Boor T. W. Cotton W. A. Clark J. C. Garrell.

$38.80 42.70 38.80 42.70 33.50 27.50 15.00

O. A. Lucas B. S. Lee J. S. McIntyre Orestes Mitchell W. W. Martin John Pickard

$42.70 38.80 15.00 45.80 35.40 29.60


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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. C. Lew Gallant (33b) $15.00 R. B. Campbell (35) 40.00 S. B. Kennon (36) 33.80 T. Jennings (37).... . . . . . . .. 37.80 W. C. Cowan (38) 31.00 C. L. Wood (39) 26.10 C. E. Pyle (40) 19.60 M. E. Ewing (41) 41.70 H. H. Finley (42) 42.70 D. V. Morris (43) 42.80 E. Davis (44) 46.30 E. S. Woods (45) 38.90 C. A. Swenson (46) 41.90 .J. J. Bowman (48) 21.10 J. A. Kinder (49) 28.10 J. A. Boone (50) 32.80 K. C. Johnson (52) 31.90 G. J. Vaughan (54)......... 40.70 W. N. Marbut (55) 43.10 W. A. Phipps (56) 46.10 16.20 G. S. Land (57) K. C. Jones (58) 32.70 H. S. Truman (59) 41.30

G. V. Calvert (1) $33.80 Jos. Moore (3) 41.80 E. M. Wilson (4)............ 39.20 43.90 A. T. Bare (6) 46.80 A. L. Nash (7) E. Randall (8) 50.00 C. A. Harvey (10) 42.50 D. M. Foster (11) 41.60 E. E. Divinia (12) 39.10 E. W. Tayler (13) 35.60 J. E. Thompson (16) 24.50 H. L. Mann (19) 33.70 Otto Hale (20) 36.10 J. P. Tucker (21) 43.30 T. H. Reynolds (22) 42.70 39.90 C. B. Waddell (23) 32.00 M. E. Schmidt (25) S. P. Cunningham (27) 26.00 S. S. Cox (28) 24.20 E. H. Barklage (30)' 17.40 W. D. Rogers (31) 27.50 R. A. Breuer (32) 23.00 T. C. Teel (33a) 15.00

H. L. J. F. P. H. E.

M. Jayne (1) "V. Osborne (2) Stark (7) A. Miller (9) E. Wait (20) C. Noland (21) Hawkins (26)

W. R. Shrodes C. L. Alexander Byron Chaphe B. L. Tatman A. J. O'Reilly

F. B. Howarth Walter A Webb L. H. Abrams

F. C. J. F. W. S. C. E.

Donnell Green Campbell Cullen

DISTRICT LECTURERS. R. O. Rumer (33) $15.00 :$36.30 J. C. Senate (43) 45.10 35.40 46.80 H. S. Hightower (44) 48.10 E. F. Hanna (45)............ 38.90 45.80 29.40 G. A. Sample (50) 37.20 43.70 H. H. Strait (57) 16.60 29.60

CHAIRMEN STANDING COMMITTEES. Solon Cameron $39.20 H. C. Perkins 15.00 M. Goodman 15.00 W. F. Miller 16.40 15.00 COMMITTEE ON $20.00 20.00 20.00

CREDENTIALS. W. F. Jungbluth T. S. Evilsizer H. F. Woerther

COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE. $20.00 M. E. Boisseau 20.00 G. A. Stamm 20.00 H. L. Warren 20.00 T. F. Hurd

$15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00

$20.00 47.70 21.50

$20.00 20.00 47.70 36.40


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COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES. M. Vetsburg $40.00 R. E. Kavanaugh C. MIllion 52.00 C. L. Ferguson C. Gordon 38.90 vV'. F. 'Woodruff H., Swearingen 47.70 G. D'Amato C. - Marquis 66.30 P. C. Anthes F., Ballak 40.00

$51.00 60.40 : .. 57.70 40.00 41.00

OFFICIAL REPORTER. H. Da Costa $15.00 No. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 18 19 20 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 35 37 38 39 40 41 43 45 47 48 49 50 52 53

LODGE REPRESENTATIVE Missouri E. W. Hitz Meridian A. E. Dellert. Beacon ..•............. Chas. Barth Howard ..•............ J. R. Middleton United J. E. Windle O'Sullivan J. T. Hobbs Williamsburg ........•. 0. Garrett Geo. Washington F. W. Palmer, Jr. Agency R. H. Adams Pauldingville W. E. Lange Tyro Ed Drew Rising Sun G. P. Alton Bolia H. G. Lewis Memphis J. D. Newman Palmyra J. '\V. Christian Faris Union C. L. Dry St. Louis J. Chasnoff Wellington H. Redmon Wyaconda ............•. VV'. J. Schaffer Naphtali E. A. Gerber Ava .....................••H. S. Wilson Evergreen ...........•.A. S. Riechers St. John's .. , ..........• R. Haeusserman Windsor F. L. Stafford Huntsville D. Mandry Liberty J. E. Tarrants Ralls G. J. Layne Mercer M. A. Needels 'Hemple B. A. Beyer Callao J. W. Brown DeWitt .......•........ J. J. McKinney Mt. Moriah A. E. Schaefer Bismarck C. C. Kerlagon Jefferson C. Wollman Bonhomme ...........•.N. G. Finley Fayette R. M. Whitsell Fulton J. F. Hensley Holt Harry Reece Xenia ..•.............. E. R. Alexander Wakanda C. E. Preston Weston E. W. Foley

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PAID $15.00 15.00 ,15.00 27.30 38.90 41.20 24.80 15.00 44.80 20.40 23.10 42.00 23.90 36.30 28.50 31.40 15.00 46.20 30.00 15.00 44.80 21:70 27.00 36.00 30.50 41.70 27.50 43.60 43AO 27.90 34.40 15.00 22.90 27.50 17.30 31.00 28.40 42.9(1 48.30 36.10 45.50


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LODGE

M£s~ouri

REPRESENTATIVE

Arrow Rock B. C. Bradshaw Richmond Andrew Blair Monticello ...........•.N. J. Wagner Centralia M. J. McDonald New Bloomfield· ......•.\V. T. Enloe Vinci} C. H. Hunter Cambridge B. A. Marble Monroe ..............••.G. E. Chipman Pattonsburg .......••.. Chas. Gorsuch Grant City VIa Drummins . Sullivan ..............••H. M. Peterson Armstrong .........••.•L. Marklund Savannah J. H. Lathans Gorin ....•............. 0. B. Reed Warren W. D. Datson Silex 0. Z. Lovell Independence C. K. Ehrenhardt Lebanon C. L. Strough St. Joseph ...........•. H. A. Johnson Polar Star L. A. Weldle Bridgeton , 'V. H. Cook Central W. B. Dowell Jackson : R. G. Dray Laclede A. F. Billings Webster Groves F. G. Fulkerson Brookfield J. N. Barnhouse Defiance V. L. Ambrose Friendship L. H. St€in Russellville J. H. Hunter Perseverance W. F. Goodman St. Marks C. J. Neal ·Vienna .....•......••••• J. B. Palmer ·Pomegranate Wm. Loeffelman Bethany J. A. McQueary Webster ..............•D. R. Spring Mt. Vernon M. R. Maxwell Bogard W. B. Henderson Bloomington ......•••••Edw. Hart West View ..........•• John F.· Miller Heroine ..............•. Frank Woodruff Kirksville H. 1. Griggs ·Gallatin Glenn Havner Stanberry ..........••.. E. W.' Lawson ·Marcus ••.••••••••••••••W. M. Hunter Trenton M. W. Ewing Maitland M. V. Snyder Twilight ..•........... G. S. Owen Barnes M. Lowther Helena ...............•.R. A. Holt Kingston R. K. Hartley

175 PAID

35.40 39.10 32.00 27.40 29.10 41.60 32.80 29.20 41.70 46.00 21.80 30.70 46.90 35.50 32.60 22.20 41.30 24.50 45.80 15.00 16.60 27.80 36.60 ,........ 33.10 16.00 35.80 47.10 37.50 29.40 24.40 28.10 '.' . . . . . . . . . . . .. 30.20 15.00 45.60 36.30 43.10 36.90 32.50 29.80 42.70 35.50 40.10 44.40 25.40 41.30 49.80 2!J.60 40.90 47.80 41.10


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119 120 121 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 133 134 136 137 138 143 144 145 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 168 169 172 173 176 177 178 179 180 183 184 186 187

Proceedings of the LODGE

[Sept.

REPRESENTATIVE

De Soto D. L. Rouggly Compass ............••• J. W. Fleming Erwin J. \V. Hill Hermann ..............• Wm. Nasse : Union Star W. E. Trotter Gentryville Alex Patton Seaman lJ. A. House Athens G. B. Hardin Lorraine H. F. McGill l\fonett F. M. Shriver Hume J. C. "\Vatson Star of the West T. E. Bell Olean R. W. Starling Phoenix D. B. McManus Delphian C. L. Fry Lincoln ...............•. W. H. Hardin Irondale W. H. Martin Modern ............•••. M. A. Fields Latimer ..............••P. V. Ramsey Cass E. W. Chewning....... . Purdy C. E. Williams Lexington P. B. Smith Birmlng J. A. Baltezar Milton L. E. Patton Linn Creek R. Foster Bloomfield K. W. Blomeyer Ionic F. E. Wells Spring Hill Ben Young North Star A. McMichael Mountain Grove B. A. Britain Green City John Santee Pleasant C. L. Hamilton Clifton Hill ,T. T. Knox Whitesville ..........••• Fisher Potts Occidental D. G. Mcllier Joachim ...........•••• L. H. Dierks Maryville H. H. Lyle Colony IL E. Moffett Camden Point John Pinckard Censer F. J. Pimpell Gray Summit B. A. Hornbill Point Pleasant : .J. K. Robbins Texas ...•............. J. W. Holbrook Griswold J. W. Dyke Pride of the West F. S. Green Pyramid G. H. Hartwein California ...........•.•W. C. Carter Morley ..............••• R. H. Leslie Morality Warren Surver Hermon ....••....•••••• C. H. Hatten

PAID

.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

19.50 43.30 15.00 23.00 45.50 42.80 29.20 43.90 46.70 43.20 45.70 24.10 30.30 24.50 36.60 49.00 22.30 42.20 29.70 40.40 44.00 39.40 46.80 29.50 36.30 32.80 21.60 38.30 52.60 41.90 37.90 41.70 31.20 47.00 15.00 19.70 46.80 33.50 44.80 32.10 19.10 34.60 42.50

23.50 !G.OO 15.00 30.00 31.90 24.20 45.40


Grand Lodge of M£ssouri

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191 192 194 U)7 198

199 20] 202 203 204 206 207

209 210 21] 212 213 215

2]6 217 218 21:1 220 221

223 225 226 227

228 230

231 232

233

234 235 236 237 239

241 242 243

244 246

247 249 250 2fil

LODGE

177

REPRESENTATIVE

PAID

Hannibal H. M. Greene . Zeredatha A. D. Tilson . Pu tnam ..............••W. J. Brantley . Wilson ..............• , . oJ. D. Drum . Frankford R. N. Foutes . Wellsville D. W. Wheeling . Carthage .. ; C. H. KrummeL . Allensville Homer Brewit . New Hope W. J. Palmer . Ravenwood Harley Nelson . Westville L. J. Colger . Brumley D. G. Walr Rowley G. C. Stafford Somerset F. A. Cozad . Clay F. L. Kimber . Poplar Bluff .......•... R. L. Reed . UnionvIlle E. L. Fox . Hlclwry Hill .........•.E. L. Glover . Four Mile R. D. Whiteaker . Rolla ..............• ,. ,vV. J. Kilgore , . Hornersville B. P. Parks . Hale City· D. E. Parish . Barbee .............•.• ,W. E. Wylie . Good Hope L. J. MatteI . Alhert Pike Logan Round .. Kansas City Verne Cole . Mystic Tie J. W. Smith . Ray W. T. Brinkley . Salelll C. B. Jeffries . Saline J. B. Hazelbud . Cypress F. W. Burke . Shelhlna Everett Hayes . St. .Tames Peter Vetter ...............•........ Cal'dwel1 C. A. Summitt . Polo F. B. Hendren . Bucldln E. S. Green . St. Francois H. N. Thomas . Weatherby , .. , .F. Bromley . Sedalia R. F. Boies . La Plata G. W. Morgan . Hopewell It. Reed . Palestine E. A. Ringe . Portland ...........•.•• J. C. Garrett . I<:eystone J. l\L Bradford . Middle Fabius D. R. Rife . Montgomery ........••• G. E. Moss . Neosho G. B. Williams . Carroll E. R. Cox . Glensted ............••• ,G. T. Scott . ffope A. R. Meyers . 0

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27.00 45.80 41.80 29.90 25.90 24.20 46.30 46.80 21.80 45.90 35.60 33.30 45.10 43.10 41.20 31.90 41.30 24.50 36.20 26.00 41.50 36.20 36.10 15.00 42.70 42.70 27.40 39.10 27.70 22.40 36.00 30.90 25.00 38.40 40.90 34.40 25.30 41.80 33.80 34.10 26.40 17.40 26.30 15.00 37.40 23.40 46.00 37.10 32.70 20.40


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272 273 276

278 281 282 284 285 287 288 290 292 293 294 295 299 300 301 302 303 305 306 307 308 309 310

311 312 314 316 317 318 319 320

Proceedings of the LODG~

REPRESENTATIVE

[Sept. PAID

Alanthus ...........•••. J. F. B~atwright ...............• 44.40 Laredo ...............••L. V. Hastings . 39.20 Alton T. R. Rice . 45.40 Shekinah ..•....... ,' J. L. Moore . 18.60 Lodge of Light .......•. L. J. Caster . 47.90 Ravanna C. F. Foster . 45.00 Lodge of Love G. F. Tallman . 38.40 Florence T. E. Blackmore : . 22.90 Holden ; ::VI. O. Paul . 38.20 Corinthian ...........•. N. B. Grinstead . 36.80 Social ................•.W. P. Moser . 24.70 Aurora ;H. B. Wandell . 15.00 Lodge of '.rruth J. H. Ayres . 33.20 Brotherhood ' J, R. Montgomery . 15.80 New Salem F. '\V. Langford . 20.60 Solomon : A. E. Harris . 38.80 Granite Sam Shirley . 33.80 st. Clair B. R. Lewis . 40.30 Grand River .......•.. C. M. Majors . 41.30 Essex Albert Tarpley . 34.70 Fenton A. N. Brock . 17.20 Cosmos •.............. E. O. Herget . 15.00 Canopy ...............• W. L. Howard . 41.90 Earl ....•.............. Harper Butler . 42.60 Craft A. C. Stork . 30.60 Hermitage 1. W. Clark . 43.90 Fairmount ...........•• J. C. Bowman . 35.00 Lamar : G. E. Ward . 45.10 Sarcoxie .................•P. V. Martin . 44.90 Mound City F. E. Cottier . 5p.00 Moniteau H. M. Meyer . 31.20 Temple A. H. Goult . 42.70 Doric ..................•L. L. Price . 37.70 White Hall C. A. Perkins · . 48.20 Lick Creek S. J. Hart . 28.50 Osage G. J. Braham . 42.80 Cecile-Daylight .......•.Harry Ponder ' . 42.70 Ashlar ',' .. C: C. Reed ' ~ 29.40 New London .........••J. W. Elliott . 26.80 Parrott W. L. Smith . 42.50 Ki ng Hiram Carl McCuilough . 41.60 Sikeston F. E. Mount . 31.50 !{earney R. C. Eddi~lS , . 43.50 Cuba W. F. Mitchell . 23.70 Pine H. A. Swindel . 37.10 Rural •................. L. L. Bradbury . 42.70 Osborn ................•Raymond Brand . 42.20 EI Dorado A. M. Davidson . 34.70 Paulville W. G. Hm:nston . 34.40 Versailles ...........•••H. L. Palmer . 32.70


No.

179

Grand Lodge of Missouri

1928.] LODGE

PAID

REPRESENTATIVE

: J. B. Seat, Jr 321 'Jonathan 322 Hardin •••............. A. O. Kresse " P. F. Wilson 323 Cornerstone 324 McDonald .....•.......•W. L. W'hitmire R. B. Smiley 325 Dockery E. T. Zewicki. 326 Linn TJ. R. Dudley 327 Mt. Zion ~ .•.••••.Fred Harrison 328 Cainesville 330 Paul Revere ...•....•.. n. F. Pleuger J. C. Cutler .. ". . ".. : 331 Charity ; ..•... G. G. l\filler 332 Excello J. R. Blackman 333 Chlllicothe P. G. Benson 334 Breckenridge C. B. Jeans .. , 335 Joplin S. n. Toalson 336 Hallsville R. J. McGuire 3.37 Blue Springs R. W. Evens 338 Herculaneum " W. 1. PortoI' 339 Fidelity A. -T. Philips 340 Westport 343 Agricola ••.....•.......Lee Schroff II. M. Voth 344 . Moberly D. R. Grayston 345 Fellowship L. B. Howard 346 Arlington C. M. Harrison 347 America 348 Wadesburg ...........•H. D. Coe C. D. Olinger 349 Pollock W. H. Dudley 350 Tyrian 352 Friend W. L. Hixson H. 'r. Chitwood 353 Barnesville 354 Hebron R. L. Harris C. Boydston 355 Adelphi 356 Ancient Landmark J. N. Farris R. S. Thomson 360 Tuscan H. H. IJewis 362 Hiram J. W. Shannon 363 Fraternal 364 Higginsvllle A. H. Hoefer Prank Swain 365 Bayou 366 Adair L. L. Pennock H.. G. Adams 368 Crescent Hill J. K. Cunningham 369 Composite .T. M. Bruner, Jr 370 Wllliamstown 371 Sheldon ..•.......... .. Earl Gamble ', , , G".. E. Slinkman 373 Belle ...•.. , , ; J. P. Simpson 374 Wilderness 375 Waynesville ........•. R. C. Wilson J. Stuckenftnger, Jr 376 King Hill Wade Sylvester 377 Ancient Cra.ft 378 Berl1n J. R. McMillen 380 Queen City , " W". M. Coons E. H. Austin·· 381 Ionia

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46.10 37.90 15.00 41.30 36.70 27.30 41.60 50.00 15.00 45.80 31.30 37.50 39.10 48.10 28.30 40.20 18.20 45.30 42.70 39.00 29.80 48.10 ~8.50

15.00 39.70 40.40 45.40 40.90 31.60 26.00 44.10 2!1.60 15.00 33.80 19.10 36.80 44.10 35.50 42.30 35.40 33.20 44.00 25.50 35.60 30.70 45.80 44.80 44.80 37.00 31.00


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REPRESENTATIVE

[Sept. PAID

383 Pythagoras E. G. Bugg 45.60 385 Richland W. B. Walker 26.00 387 Woodside V. L. Floyd 43.80 388 Chula A. H. Gale 38.40 389 Arcana Lee Watson 41.40 390 Marlonvllle V. W. Anderson ,....... 41.40 391 Raytown K J. Mantle 42.10 392 Christian L. W. Peeples 34.40 393 Bee Hive G. W. Moore 41.10 394 Lucerne D. F. Studabaker 42.50 400 Decatur ....•........... 0. H. Phiele 43.90 401 Cartervllle M. T. Klever 47.30 402 Malta ...•.....•......•• C. H. Blosser 36.50 403 Lowry City D. A. Dawson 39.60 404 Rosendale F. M. Gamelieh 48.10 405 gverton D. O. Adamson 41.40 406 Malden •............... A. S. Metzger . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 35.50 407 Charleston C. C. Courtway 32.80 408 Montrose " .. A. B. Conrad 3!:l.1_0 410 IberIa Robt. Marsh 30.00 413 Valley ................•• R. P. Carter 48.60 414 Greensburg C. E. Rice 35.60 416 Cache G. Heinlchen 15.00 418 Clear Creek J. T. McLane 37.50 420 Itaska G. F. Black 15.00 421 Urbana ............••••• B. W. Vaughan 44.90 422 Gate of the Temple W. R. Elsenmayer 38.90 423 Galt Frank George 40.00 424 Samaritan ......•...... Paul Paulsen 21.10 425 Green Ridge C. H. Ewart 35.00 428 Pittsville ......•....•••. R. P. Shafer 39.20 429 New Madrid C. M. Barnes 34.00 430 Winona V. O. Ballew 35.60 431 Cement 0. P. Hollingsworth 43.70 432 Competition ........•••A. J. Schneider 3fi.60 433 Mack's Creek .......•.. D. n. Carmichael 36.60 438 Temperance R. S. Clements 44.60 HO Trowel J. A. McGlothlin 29.00 441 ExcelsIor F'. V. Caldwell 29.40 442 Burl1ngton ..........•.•W. E. Nicholas 48.10 443 Anchor C. W. Gabler 15.00 445 West Gate Edw. McGuigan 15.00 446 Ivanhoe ............••••• L. L. Dooley 42.70 447 Jacoby ...........•.••••Henry Minker 43.50 449 Bois D'Arc 'V. T. Jennings .. , 40.00 453 Forsyth ..............•. J. B. Hicks 44.90 454 Continental ;Arla Fidler 42.00 455 Hinton ...............••W. E. Fenton 30.30 457 Jonesburg G. M. Snarr 22.00 458 Melville ...........••••• M. E. Morris 42.50


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No. LODGE REPRESENTATIVE 459 Hazelwood ............•. Waltcr McAnally 460 Lambskin H. H. Kleyboecker 461 Carut.hersville ......•..J. F. Neeley 463 Clifton A. A. Tabor 464 Concordia ............••Everett Pape 468 Red Oak J. V. Patton 469 Plato ••.............•.. 0. McLaughlin 470 Nodaway r. E. Tulloch 473 Nineveh ...........••••. R. H. Porter 476 Mt. Hope ••..•.....•••• C. T. Deisher 477 Henderson H. O. Pickel 478 Racine W. R. Dutton 479 Rich Hill J. D. Pcarson 480 Jewel ...•..........••.. F. M. Moore 481 Marceline C. S. Lieberson 482 Clintonville ..........•• J. R. Owen 483 Fairfax l<J. D. Thomson 484 Kirkwood H. E. Sneed 486 Cairo ................•. Ray Haynes 487 Chilhowee Elmo Witcher 488 Lock Spring R. M. Hicks 490 Montevallo .........••• C. C. Dial 491 Vandalia 0. S. Williams 494 Lewistown L. W. McAfee 497 Equality A. B. Cottle 498 Pee Dee A. E. Lains 600 Jameson .•..........•••• F. L. Scott 502 Philadelphia P. M. Bailcy 503 Prairie Home' S. A. Carpenter 504 Platte City Herman Klein 505 Euclid •................ Chas. Young 507 Clearmont ..........•...Vol. M. Simpson 508 Saxton ••............... M. A. Edwards 509 Van Buren W. Z. Gossctt 510 New Hampton '••H. E. Campbell 511 Skidmore •............. E. D. French 512 Webb City J. W. Lane 513 Senath D. W. Roland 514 Granby ....•........... J. D. Harris 516 Milford John A. Medlin 517 Seligman J. Osborne 518 Oriental B. '\-V. Soloman 519 Crane ..••.••.•..•.••••• B. P. Norton 520 Clifton Heights J. E. Winterton 522 Gate City Ralph Fleming 523 Stinson •.•...........•. Thomas Prater 524 Spickardsville ......•.•.Herbert Eads 526 Wayne •••.............. S. G. McCall 528 Conway .............•.. A. n. Miller 529 Apollo ••............... W. H. Dann

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

The Committee on Ways and Means made the following report through its Chairman, M. W. Bro. W. W. Martin. Adopted. Pay Roll, this Annual Communication $21,046.20 Printing Proceedings (1928) 3,950.00 Salary, Grand Master.............................................................................. 1,000.00 Expenses, Grand Master.......................................................................... 1,500.00 Masonic Service Association of MissourL........................................ 1,000.00 Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis............................................ 8,000.00 Expense, Grand Lodge Officers, on order of Grand Master............ 500.00 Maintenance, Grand Lodge offices........................................................ 1,800.00 Salary, Grand Secretary 5,000.00 Office help in Grand Secretary's office................................................ 5,100.00' Printing, Postage, Stationery, etc......................................................... 2,000.00 Salary, Grand Lecturer _....................... 3,000.00 Expenses, Grand Lecturer _.............................................. 1,200.00 Salary, Grand Treasurer.......................................................................... 500.00 Salary, Grand Tiler.................................................................................. 50.00 Fraternal Correspondent 750.00 Masonic Relief Association, United States and Canada.................... 285.00 Fatherless Children of France.............................................................. 150.00 Committee on Charity : ,........ 3,000.00 Committee on Library.............................................................................. 200.00 Office Equipment, Grand Secretary's office........................................ 500.00 Jewels, Past Grand Master and 3 GI'and Officers............................ 425.00 Portrait, Grand Lecturer........................................................................ 300.00 Portrait, Grand Master Ittner ,. 300.00 Telephone, Grand Lodge Offices............................................................ 200.00 Perkins Audit Company _............................................................. 200.00 Committee on Obituaries........................................................................ 75.00 Bonds, Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary.................................. 350.00 Bond for Depository................................................................................ 175.00 H. DaCosta, reporting 1928 Proceedings............................................ 150.00 V:. R. Shrodes, Chairman, Mileage and Per Diem Committee........ 100.00 C. L. Alexander, Chairman, Committee on Chartered Lodges........ 50.00 District Deputy Grand Masters' Dinner, 1928, St. Louis................ 339.25 Expense, Grand Lodge Session, St. Louis............................................ 938.77 Expense, Ceo. Washington Mem. and Grand Master's Conference 700.00 Expense, Regional Conferences, D. D. G. l\-L's and D. L.'s............ 1,300.00 Contingent Grand Lodge Expenses...................................................... 1,000.00 Chula Lodge No. 388, authorized in Report on Charity.................... 200.00 Memorial Service Record Bronze Tablet............................................ 250.00


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Special recognition to Past Grand Master Ittner for raising $25,OOO-special trip to Alexandria, Va . LaRussell Lodge No. 592, expo Representative to 1927 session .

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$67,765.82 Estimated income for the year 1928-1929.. _._. __ .__ ._.$67,795.00 Respectfully submitted. W. W. MARTIN, Chairman, BERT S. LEE, JULIUS C. GARRELL, T. W. COTTON, G. C. MARQUIS.

THANKS.

Motion was made and carried unanimously to thank the Scottish Rite Cathedral Association for the use of their building in which to hold the several sessions of the Grand Lodge. Hearty thanks were also tendered to Cosmos Lodge No. 282 for its generosity in furnishing the lunch enjoyed by the Delegates on the first day. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

W. Bro. Manuel Goodman, Chairman, made the following report for the Committee on Unfinished Business. Adopted. To tlte M. W. Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of tlte State of Missouri: We respectfully report that there is nothing left on the calendar. Fraternally submitted. MANUEL GOODMAN. Chairman HARRY THEIS, LOUIS MOTTEL.

APPOI NTM ENTS.

The Grand Master-elect, M. W. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger, announced the following appointments: GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND

LECTURER CHAPLAIN CHAPLAIN _ _ CHAPLAIN SENIOR DEACON JUNIOR DEACON SENIOR STEWARD JUNIOR STEWARD

J. R. McLACHLAN, Kahoka .TAMES Eo TODD, Trenton EMMET C. ROBISON, St. Joseph SAMUEL THURMAN, St. Louis THAD B. LANDON, Kansas City FRANK C. BARNHILL, Marshall DuVAL SMITH. St. Joseph JAMES W. SKELLY. St. Louis


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MARSHAL. GEORGE W. WALKER, Cape Girardeau MARSHAL H. L. READER, Webster Groves SWORD路 BEARER HENRY C. CHILES, Lexington PURSUIVANT ELWYN S. WOODS, Springfield ORATOR ,JAY W. HUDSON, Columbia TILER :ROBERT FISHER, St. Louis

INSTALLATION.

M. W. Bro. Julius C. Garrell, as Grand Master, and M. W. Bro. John Pickard, as Grand Marshal, then proceeded to install and did install, the Grand Officers for the ensuing year as follows: BYRNE E. BIGGER, HannibaL GRAND MASTER SAMUEL R. FREET, Kansas City DEPUTY GRAND MASTER ",lV. R. GENTRY, Sr., Bridgeton SENIOR GRAND WARDEN RAY V. DENSLOW, Trenton ,JUNIOR GRAND WARDEN E. Eo MORRIS, Kansas CitY..路 路 GRAND TREASURER ARTHUR MATHER, Ferguson GRAND SECRETARY J .. R. McLACHLAN, Kahoka GRAND LECTURER JAMES E. TODD, Trenton GRAND CHAPLAIN EMMET C. ROBISON, St. 路Joseph GRAND CHAPLAIN SAMUEL THURMAN, St. Louis GRAND CHAPLAIN THAD B. LANDON, Kansas City GRAND SENIOR DEACON FRANK C. BARNHILL, MarshalL GHAND JUNIOR DEACON DuVAL SMITH, St. Joseph GRAND SENIOR STEWARD JAMES W. SKELLY, St. Louis GRAND JUNIOR STEWARD . GEORGE \-V. WALKER, Cape Girardeau GRAND MARSHAL H. L. READER, Webster Groves GRAND MARSHAL HENRY C. CHILES, Lexington GRAND SWORD BEARER ELWYN S. WOODS, Springfield GRAND PURSUIVANT JAY \-V. HUDSON, Columbia GRAND ORATOR ROBlilRT FISHER, St. Louis GRAND TILER

CHAIRMEN OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The Grand Master M. W. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger, appointed the following Chairmen of Standing and Special Committees: JURISPRUDENCE APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES WAYS AND MEANS CREDENTIALS PAY ROLL CHARTERED LODGES LODGES U. D CHARITy REPORTS OF D. D. G. M.'s

FORREST C. DONNELL, St. Louis KARL M. VETSBURG, St. Louis .I AMES A. KINDER, Cape Girardeau WALTER WEBB, St. Louis WALTER R. SHRODES, Milan C. L. ALEXANDER, St. Louis G. A. SAMPLE, Chaffee T. W. COTTON, Van Buren B. L. TATMAN, Webster Groves


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ANDREW J. O'REILLY, St. Louis _ANTHONY F. ITTNER, St. Louis ALBERT S. DEXHEIMER, St. Louis -'CORONA H. BRIGGS, Springfield _JOHN PICKARD, Columbia H. CLAY PERKINS, St. Louis CORONA H. BRIGGS, Springfield F. ""Y. BURKE, Laclede JOHN P. AUSTIN, St. Louis

COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE. FORREST C. DONNELL, Chairman, St. Louis HENRI L. WARREN, Kansas City D. F. WARREN, Trenton J. M. LASHLEY, Webster Groves HARRY J. LIBBY, Shelbina

COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES. KA;RL M. VETSBURG, Chairman, St. Louis WM. F. WOODRUFF, Kansas City R. E. KAVANAUGH, Trenton CHAS. A. FITZGERALD, Overland JAMES H. BARNJ<]S, Moberly

COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. WALTER WEBB, Chairman, St. Louis

COMMITTEE ON CHARITY. T. W. COTTON, Chairman, Van Buren R. R. KREEGER, Kansas City W. S. CAMPBELL. St. Louis W. W. MARTIN, Doniphan ARCH A. JOHNSON, Springfield

SPECIAL

COM~ITTEES.

MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI-Thad R. Smith, Palmyra, Chairman; Ray V. Denslow, Secretary. SERVICE RECORD-(Memorial)-Harold L. Reader, Webster Groves, Chairman; Irwin Sale, John P. Austin. MANUALS-Arthur Mather, Ferguson, Chairman. MEETING OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS-Richard O. Rumer, St. Louis, Chairman; Solon Cameron, LeRoy A. Weidle, Thomas H. Reynolds, Harry Truman. RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES-Ray V. Denslow, Trenton, Chairman; Joseph S. McIntyre, C. H. Briggs, Van F. Boor, Orestes Mitchell. RITUAL-----Anthony F. Ittner, St. Louis, Chairman; J. R. McLachlan, John Pickard, R. R. Kreeger, Julius C. Garrell. MASONIC TEMPLE ASSOCIATION OF ST. LOUIS-C. H. Briggs, Springfield, Chairman; Sam Wilcox. Guy C. Million. FATHERLESS CHILDREN OF FRANCE-R. R. Kreeger, Kansas City, Chairman. (}EORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL AS-


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SOCIATION-Bert S. Lee, Springfield, Chairman; Orestes Mitchell, Anthony F'. Ittner. LIBRARY-W. B. Massey, Bonne Terre, Chairman; W. P. Mason. Robert S. Calder. MASONIC HOME VISITING COMMITTEE-Albert S. Dexheimer, St. Louis, Chairman. HURRICANE RELIEF-Andrew J. O'Reilly, St. Louis, Chairman; Arthur Mather, G. W. Walker.

LIVING PAST GRAND MASTERS OF THIS JURISDICTION. CORONA H. BRIGGS ROBERT R. KREEGER ARCH A. JOHNSON VAN FREMONT BOOR TOLMAN W. COTTON EDWARD HIGBEE Wl\L A. CLARK

JULI US C. GARRELL BERT S. LEE JOSEPH S. McINTYRE ORESTES MITCHELL WM. W. MARTIN JOHN PICKARD ANTHONY F. ITTNER

PRESENTATION OF BASKET OF FLOWERS TO M. W. BRO. BYRNE E. BIGGER.

In keeping with the foregoing resolution, the presentation of a beautiful basket of flowers from his brethren at Hannibal was made to Most Worshipful Brother Byrne E. Bigger, VI'ithout comment. PRESENTATION OF GRAND MASTER'S JEWEL TO THE GRAND MASTER.

110st Worshipful Brother Anthony F. Ittner, retiring Grand :Master, transmitted the Grand Master's jewel to his successor M. \"1. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger in like manner. PRESENTATION OF PAST GRAND MASTER'S JEWEL TO M. W. BRO. ITTNER.

Most Worshipful Brother William W. Martin presented the usual Past Grand Master's jewel to Most Worshipftt1 Brother Ittner in the same way. PRINTING PROCEEDINGS.

On motion, the Grand Secretary was directed to print and distribute the necessary number of copies of the Proceedings of this session of the Grand Lodge. Carried.


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MIN UTES APPROVED.

Motion was made by M. W. Bro. Ittner, P. G. M., that the Minutes, as reported be published in the Proceedings. Carried. BENEDICTION.

R. \\'. Bro. Samuel Thurman, Grand Chaplain, invoked Diyine Blessing. Heavenly Father, it is Thy way to teach us that our task is never finished; that our life here is conditioned upon a greater life hereafter. We are made speechless and helpless before Thee, yet Thou, 0 God, speak for us in the fine sentiments, emotions and deeds which Thy divine spirit would articulate through us. Surely we ask Thy blessing upon the work done; we have a deep sense of hope that it may continue U!Jon the work that is yet to be undertaken. Bless him who has assumed the great leadership of this Grand Jurisdiction in this our beloved commonwealth. May he at the helm of the Ship of State in this great moral and spiritual Fraternity continue to guide it along seas that may be ever peaceful and calm; but should storms assail the ship arid waves beat against it, in the firmness of his manhood, in the strength of his vows and by the glory of his pledge maj' he steer it safely into the haven of Hope and Faith and Peace. Send us to our homes, 0 Heavenly Father truly impressed by Thy presence here and everywhere. ..., ~AH!:

CLOSING.

The M. W. Grand Master, Bro. Byrne E. Bigger, wished the Brethren God-speed, and the M. VV. Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Missouri rested from its labors and was closed in AMPLE FOR1'I at 1 :30 P. 1'1., this day, the 27th of September, 1928, no further business appearing, to meet again at St. Louis, the last Tuesday, viz. the 24th day of September, 1929.

~. Grand Secretary


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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 1st District GEORGE V. CALVERT. Kahoka CHARLES F. LINK. Kirksville 2nd JOSEPH W. MOORE. Newtown 3rd E. M. 路WILSON. Laredo 4th HENDRIX NEWMAN. New Hampton 5th D. D. SNAPP. King City 6th A. L. NASH. Maryville 7th FRANK R. ELTON. Tarkio 8th JOHN D. MINTER. St. Joseph 9th CHAS. A. HARVEY, Maysville 10th D. M. FOSTER. Cameron 11th E. E. DIVINIA. Breckenridge 12th FORREST L. MADDEN. Meadville 13th 14th LUTHER E. WILHOIT. Macon DONALJ;> H. SOSEY. Palmyra 15th WARREN H. MAY. Louisiana 16th THOS. F. HURD, Paris 17th \VM. F. WIGGINTON. Moberly 18th HORACE L. MANN. Brunswick 19th 20th P. E. WAITE, Bosworth J. P. TUCKER, Parkville 21st 'rHOS. H. REYNOLDS, Kansas City 22nd C. B. WADDELL, Lexington 23rd THOS. W. HOSKINS. Slater 24th GUY C. MILLION, Boonville 25th ROY R. WRIGHT, Columbia 26th LOUIS J. GRAUE, Mexico 27th S. S. COX. Wellsville 28th L. T. BASKETT. Elsberry 29th '.. EDWIN H. BARKLAGE, St. Charles 30th W. D. ROGERS, Jefferson City 31st R. A. BREUER, Hermann 32nd SOLON CAMERON. St. Louis 33rd-a RICHARD O. RUMER, St. Louis 33rd-b ERNEST W. CHEWNING. Harrisonville 34th R. B. CAMPBELL, Butler, R. F. D. 35th S. B. _KENNON, Sedalia 36th THORNTON JENNINGS. Clinton 37th W. C. COWAN. Richland 38th CHARLES L. WOODS, Rolla 39th CHAS. E. PYLE. De 80to 40th M. E. EWING, Morrisville 41st H. H. FINLEY, Greenfield 42nd D. V. MORRIS, Nevada 43rd ERNES'.r DAVIS, Carthage 44th J. EMMET MITCHELL. Springfield 45th CARL A. SWENSON, Mountain Grove 46th C. M. SEAMAN, Eminence 47th JOHN J. BOWMAN, Bonne Terre 48th JAMES A. KINDER. Cape Girardeau 49th JAMES A. BOONE. Charleston 50th 51st G. C. BISHOP. Caruthersville K. C. JOHNSON, Poplar Bluff 52nd C. E. ARMSTRONG. West Plains 53rd G. J. VAUGHAN, Ozark 54th 55th W. N. MARBUT. Mount Vernon 56th W. A. PHIPPS. Neosho 57th H. H. STRAIT. Overland KLEBER C. JONES. Versailles 58th 59th HARRY路 S. TRUMAN, Independence

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Grand Lodge of lYJissouri DISTRICT LECTU RERS. 1st District HAROLD M. JAYNE, Memphis GROVER C. CHAMBERS, Kirksville 2nd JOSEPH 路W. MOORE, Newtown 3rd E. M. 'WILSON, Laredo 4th HENDRIX NEWMAN, New Hampton 5th D. D. SNAPP, King City 6th JONATHAN STARK, Maryville 7th ", FRANK R. ELTON, Tarkio 8th FRANK A. MILLER, St. Joseph 9th CHARLES A. HARVEY, Maysville 10th D. M. FOSTER, Cameron 11th E. E. DIVINIA, Breckenridge 12th FORREST L. MADDEN, Meadville 13th LUTHER E. WILHOIT, Macon 14th DONALD H. SOSEY, Palmyra 15th 'W ARREN H. MAY, Louisiana 16th THOS. F. HURD, Paris 17th vVILLIAM F. 'VIGGINTON, Moberly 18th HORACE L. MANN, Brunswick 19th P. E~ WAITE, Bosworth 20th H. C. NOLAND, Parkville 21st ASA D. HURD, Kansas City 22nd C. B. VVADDELL, Lexington 23rd THOS. W. HOSKINS, Slater 24th GUY C. MILLION, Boonville 25th J. EMMETT HAWKINS, Columbia 26th LOUIS J. GRAUE, Mexico 27th S. S. COX, Wellsville 28th L. T. BASKETT, Elsberry 29th EDWIN H. BARKLAGE, St. Charles 30th VV. D. ROGERS, Jefferson City 31st R. A. BREUER, Hermann 32nd LeROY A. WBIDLE, St. Louis 33rd ERNEST W. CHEWNING, Harrisonville 34th R. B. CAMPBELL, Butler, R. F. D. 35th S. B. KBNNON, Sedalia 36th THORNTON JENNINGS, Clinton 37th \\T. C. COWAN, Richland 38th EDMUND J. KOCH, Rolla 39th CRAS. E. PYL~ De S~o 40th M. E. EWING, Morrisville 41st H. H. FINLEY, 'Greenfield 42nd JOHN C. SENATE, Lamar 43rd HARRY S. HIGHTOWER, Joplin 44th E. F. HANNAH, Springfield 45th CARL A. SWENSON, Mountain Grove 46th C. M. SEAMAN, Eminence 47th J. CLYDE AKERS, Farmington 48th JAMES A. KINDER, Cape Girardeau 49th G. A. SAMPLB, Chaffee 50th G. C. BISHOP, Caruthersville 51st K. C. JOHNSON, Poplar Bluff 52nd C. E. ARMSTRONG, West Plains 53rd G. J. VAUGHAN, Ozark 54th \V. N. MARBUT, Mt. Vernon 55th Vol. A. PHIPPS, Neosho 56th 1. ERLE ROSS, Clayton 57th KLEBER C. JONES, Versailles 58th HARRY S. TRUMAN, Independence 59th

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AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS ADOPTED.

The following amendments to the Grand Lodge By-Laws were adopted subsequent to reference to and approval by the Committee on Jurisprudence. To amend Section 124 Grand Lodge By-laws, so that said Section, as so amended, shall read as follows, to be effective January 1, 1929: "Section 124. Form of Petition. The petition shall be substantially as follows: "To the Worshipful Master, "\Vardens and Brethren of . Lodge No , Ancient Free and Accepted Masons: 'I'he Petition of the subscriber respectfully represents: "That unbiased by friends and uninfluenced by mercenary motives, he hereby freely and voluntarily offers himself a candidate for the Mysteries of' Freemasonry; that he is prompted to make this application from a favorable opinion entertained of the Fraternity, a desire of knowledge, and a sincere wish of being sel'viceable to his fellow creatures. He is a firm believer in the one living and true God. His answcr to each of the questions below is as there stated. 1. What is your full name ? .. 2. When were you born?........ '"'''''''''''' .. 3. Where were you born ? __ .. 4. Where do you reside? .. 5. State explicitly your business occupation for thc past tcn years and where conducted ?. .. 6. Have you resided in this state the twelve months last past; and if so, have you resided thc last six months in the Jurisdiction of this Lodge ? .. 7. Where have you resided in the ten years last past? If in more than one place, state the particular years in cach place, and specify your residence during the last six months. .. . 8. Have you ever been rejected by any Masonic Lodge? so, when and by what Lodge?

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upon his honor he declares his foregoing statements to be true, and should his petition be granted, he promises a cheerful compliance with the rules and regulations of the Fraternity.

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"Each of the subscribers, members in good standing of the Lodge to which, by the foregoing petition, the petitioner therein offers himself a candidate for the Mysteries of Freemasonry, hereby certifies that he is personally well acquainted with _ _ _ _ _ _ , who has signed the above petition, and believes him to be of regular and upright conduct, fair fame, sober life and well qualified to be Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason."

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To amend Section 140, so that said Section, as so amended, shall read as follows, to be effective January 1, 1929: "Section 140. Fonn of Petition for ~leD1bership. To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of _ . Lodge No __ _ , A. F. & A. M.: "The subscriber, a Master Mason, and late a member of ......... _ _............. Lodge No _. under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of . respectfully petitions for membership in your Lodge; if found worthy, he pledges himself to a cheerful obedience to your Bylaws and the ancien t usages of Freemasonry. His age is __ .__ __ ._; he was born _ __ .. aL .. __ . __ .__ ; his occupation is _ ; his residence is __ __ _._ __ ._ _ __ ; his place of business is aL _._ __ .__ .. _ Street, .................. _ , Missouri; and he has not since his dimission or since issuance to him of Certificate of Good Standing applied to any other Lodge for affiliation. He has since his dimission or since issuance to him of Certificate of Good Standing applied to and been rejected by .. Lodge No.. located at.. _.. _ __ .. _ __ . (Applicant should sign here.) Recommended by

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To amend Section 121 of the Grand Lodge By-laws, so that said Section, as so amended, shall read as follows: "Section 121. Residence. A petition for the Degrees shall not be entertained in any Lodge in this Jurisdiction, unless the petitioner shall have resided twelve months in the state, the last six of which shall have been within the jurisdiction of the Lodge. By residence, as here used, is meant permanent, settled domicile or fixed abode. A Lodge cannot receive the petition for the Degrees of one who has no settled home. The foregoing language and requirements of this section are subject to the provision that for the purposes of this section no person shall be deemed to have lost his residence by reason of his ahsence, while employed in the service, either civil ('1' military, of this state, or of the United States." GRAND MAST}3;R'S ALLOWANCE Our Committee is favorable to an increased allowance being made to the Grand Master, but we suggest that instead of increasing the first amount specified in Paragraph (L), the increase be applied to the expense items. We therefore recommend that the present Paragraph (L) of said Section 9 of Article II be repealed and that there be enacted in lieu thereof the following: "(L) The Grand Master shall receive the sum of One Thousand Dollars annually, and in addition thereto traveling, office, stenographic and clerical expenses not exceeding the sum . of Fiften Hundred Dollars, to be payable monthly."

APPROVED DECISIONS OF GRAND MASTER ITTNER.

List of these Decisions may be found in Report of Committee on Jurisprudence. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO BY-LAWS. The proposed amendment to Grand Lodge By-Laws, as shown below, lie over until the next session according to law: M. W. Bro. Bert S. Lee and others offered the folloWing amendment to Paragraph (d) of Sec. 13 of Art. 2 of Grand Lodge Bylaws: To amend Paragraph (d) of Sec. 13, Art. 2, by striking out in the second line thereof the words "Three Thousand" and inserting in lieu th路ereof "Forty-two Hundred", so that when so amended it shall read as follows: (d) The compensation of the Grand Lecturer shall be Forty-two Hundred Dollars per annum and traveling expenses, not exceeding Twelve Hundred Dollars per annum, audited and payable monthly. BERT S. LEE, JULIUS C. GARRELL, T. W. COTTON, W. W. MARTIN, J. S. McINTYRE, ANTHONY F. ITTNER.


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PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION. Our attention has been called to the fact that circumstances may exist under which it would be appropriate to elect to membership in this Grand Lodge a Past Grand Master or Past Worshipful Master of some other jurisdiction who shall have become and be affiliated with a Missouri Lodge. Under the terms of Article II of the Constitution the election of such a person is not now possible. In 1899 the merit of an amendment to cover this situation impressed itself upon the Committee on Jurisprudence, and in the report of said Committee for that year (which report was adopted by the Grand Lodge in its session of October, 1899, Proceeding-s 1899, Page 89) such an amendment was proposed by the Committee. The proposed amendmen t has never been adopted. We accordingly at this time respectfully recommend to the Grand Lodge for its consideration the following amendment: "At the conclusion of Section 1 of the present Article II of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge add a new paragraph to read as follows: 'Any Past Grand Master of any other Grand Lodge, and any' Past Worshipful Master of any Lodge under the jurisdiction of another Grand Lodge, who has been duly elected Worshipful Master and actually presided as "\VQrshipful Master, in the jurisdiction of such other Grand Lodge, and shall be affiliated with some Lodge in the State of Missouri, and who shall be elected to membership in this Grand Lodge by a majority vote.''' Under the provIsions of Section 2 of Article V of the Constitution the foregoing proposition to amend the constitution is to be read aloud by the Grand Master, tiled and printed with the Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge and referred to the several subordinate Lodges under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, and thereafter follow the procedure prescribed in said Section 2.


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IN MEMORIAM.

Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri. JOHN THOMAS SHORT

To the Worshipful Masters, Wardens, and Brethren of all the Lodges, A. F. & A. M. in Missouri, and to all Master Masons in fraternal relations: Brethren: "As we sit by the hearth fire's fitful glow, The Pioneers, in dreamy vision, come and go. Men for the times, stout of heart and willing hand, An honest, dauntless, broadvisioned band." On Monday, November 28, 1921, Most Worshipful Brother John T. Short, Past Grand Master, laid down his working tools and obeyed the summons bidding him enter into the City which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. If a man be measured b~路 the service which he renders to his fellows, then in truth a great leader and true servant has fallen in our "Masonic Israel,"-for our beloved brother, always courteous, always kind, always the nobleman, gave the best of a long life to the things that matter most. Born in Carlyle, Illinois, November 4, 1857, Brother Short came of an old family in whose veins coursed the best blood of the pioneer American. He came into life with an inheritance that might well be expected to produce the strong man that he proved to be. While qu'ite young he went to Southeast Missouri, settling near Cape Girardeau, and for a number of years taught a country school during the winter months, and worked as a carpenter during the summer. While thus employed, a strong evidence of the trait of character which persisted through life and made him so successful, appeared. In February, 1882, he traveled nine miles on foot to Jackson, through a storm of rain and snow, to take his Third Degree in Freemasonry in Excelsior Lodge No. 441. On his arrival, he found that the inclemency of the weather had kept the local Masons at home, and consequently, there was no quorum. Undismayed by this experience, he went back over the same route to attend the next meeting and was made a Master :Mason on March 4, 1882. From this time on he manifested an unfiagging interest in the various activities, and especially in the ritual of Freemasonry. His zeal and ability "pointed him out as a proper object" for Masonic preference; and after serving in several subordinate capacities, he was elected and served as Worshipful Master of hi:> Lodge for the year 1887. This sturdy persistence enabled hilll, though lacking the technical training of the schools, to rise to the rank of a Master Builder, and leave his mark on several of the most magnificent buildings that the Commonwealth of Missouri possesses. These buildings will stand for generations to come as monuments to the outstanding ability of one


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who rose in the face of almost insurmountable obstacles, and in whose lexicon there was no such word as "quit". In iS88, he moved to the State Capital, and Jefferson City remained his legal residence until the time of his death. It was there that his great life work was really begun and carried to such splendid fruition. He served as Superintendent of Construction of the magnificent new Capitol Building at Jefferson City. It is the proud boast of our state that this huilding was constructed without a dollar of graft and without a single c1cyiation from the specifications from foundation to dome. Clothed with ample authority over contractors and workmen, Brother Short made it clear to all at the very beginning of the work that the specifications must and would be literally and honestly complied with. Up to the time when the completed building was turned oyer to the state, there was no deviation from this hard and fast rule of hewing to the line, and the State of Missouri owes him a lasting debt of gratitude for this able and honest service. More recently, he superintended the construction of the New Masonic Temple at St. Louis, one of the most stately edifices that has been erected in our time. The one work, however, that appealed to him more than anything else was the reconstruction of the Masonic Home Hospital. Something over a year ago he was elected Superintendent of the Masonic Home, a position that he was influenced to accept that he might be better enabled to supervise the work of reconstruction, which was near completion when the "working tools" fell from his hands. His Masonic career carried with it nothing of dalliance along the flowery paths of ease, but was marked by constant service in the "front line trenches". For thirteen years, he was District Lecturer arid District Deputy Grand Master of the Thirty-flrst Masonic District, in wl1ich positions he found ample scope for his outstanding talents. When he resigned to take up other duties in the Grand Lodge, this District ranked as one of the best instructed and most enthusiastic in our Grand Jurisdiction. In 1904, Brother Short was appointed Grand Senior Deacon by the then Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Leroy B. Valliant, and was regularly advanced, reaching the Grand East -in 1907. After his term of office as Grand Master, his voice was not often heard in the Grand Lodge, but no man in our midst wielded a greater influence. He was probably known, respected, and esteemed by a larger number of the rural members of our Craft than any other man who has been Grand Master in our generation, and he was identifled with every movement which marked the progress of Freemasonry in Missouri during the last two decades. Ordinarily, Brother Short was quiet and reserved and maintained a dignity of bearing, that at times, approached the austere. Honesty and straightforwardness were his outstanding characteristics, and he had the courage of his convictions to a~ unusual degree. There was never room for doubt as to his position on any question, and though we might, and sometimes did, differ with his conclusions, we never questioned his sincerity, nor his loyalty to the principles of our ancient Institution. As a citizen, he was devoted to state and nation. He served with


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distinction as a member of the General Assembly, as Clerk of the Senate, and as Clerk of the Board of Equalization of Missouri. A few months ago Most Worshipful Brother Short resigned his position as Superintendent of the Masonic Home that he and his invalid wife might spend the winter in Ar.izona. Death frustrated his plan. He was suddenly stricken while dictating to his stenographer and in the twinkling of an eye entered the Grand Lodge Above. There was no "moaning at the bar" nor "sadness of farewell". A moment before, his eye was bright, his voice was clear, his hand strong, and his form erect. Though we mourn his departure, we prefer to remember him as at the high meridian of his splendid manhood. We enshrine him in our memory, and know that he has entered into a heritage infinitely higher and happier than this world can bestow. "Fast as the rolling seasons bring The hour of fate to those路 we love, Each pearl that leaves the broken string Is set in Friendship's crown above. As narrower grows the earthly chain, The circle widens in the Sky. These are our treasures that remain, But those are stars that beam on High." Let this Memorial be read in every Lodge,in this Grand Jurisdiction. Fraternally yours, ANTHONY F. ITTNER, Grand M astC1'.

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