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Civil W tJr and Mason.ry in Miuouti Written for the Masonic Service Association of page volume of surpassing interest.


RAY VAUGHN DENSLOW.

Grand Master, 1931-1932.

The Masonic life of Ray Vaughn Denslow, eighty-eighth Grand Master of Masons in Missouri, was begun on the very date he became eligible to initiation, for he was brought to light in }4'reemasonry on the sixth day of March, 1906, the twenty-first anniversary of his birth. The fervency and zeal whiCh caused him as a youth to knock thus early at the door of Freemasonry have continued with him on down through the years, increasing with the widening of the scope of his activities and waxing with the broadening of the field of his endeavors. The oom.pletion of his term of office as Grand Master finds him in the very prime of his life, with a record replete with service to the Fraternity, rendered in a multitude of ways, in many posts of honor, trust and duty. He was initiated and passed in ,Censer Lodge No. 172, located at Macon, Mo. At the request of that Lodge, he 'being a student in the University of Missouri, he was raised April 24, 1906, by Twilight Lodge~. '?1l",,4 at Columbia, M~. Upon his removal from affiliated with '!renton Lodge No. 111, of Macon to Trent , " r wbich Lodge he ",.' elected Senior Wai'den on.. June 15, 1911, and Master, June 20, 191'2'. In September, 1919, he was appointed D. D. G. M. and D. D. G. L. of the Fourth Masonic District. And in September, 192:1, he was appointed Grand Pursuivant, at the foot of the Grand Lodge line, by M. W. Brother O. A. /Lucas. He was regularly advanced from year to year thereafter and elected Grand Master at the Grand Lodge 'Communication held in St. Louis in September, 1931. As soon as he was raised, he petitioned Macon Chapter No. 2'2, Royal Arch Masons, and was exalted in that 'Chapter August 13, 1906. He affiliated with Trenton 'Chapter No. 66, R. A.M., in


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December, 1909, and was at once elected High Priest, re-elected in 1910 and 1911. In 1912, at St. Louis, he ,was elected Grand Master of the First Veil. He was regularly advanced thereafter and' served the Grand IChapter of !Missouri as Orand High Priest in 1919-1920. In 1923, he became Orand Secretary of the Grand Chapter, which p<>st he has continued to hold ever since. He was made an Anointed High Priest April '20, 1910,and since 1923' has been Recorder of the Order in 'Missouri. In the 'General Grand Chapter of the United States, he has been an outstanding figure for many years, and is now the 'General Grand Royal Arch Captain. In the Cryptic Rite, his membership was in Solomon Council, No. 26, R. & S. M., at Milan, IMo., where he passed the circle in 1914, and which he served as Master in 1917. He is now affiliated with Trenton ,Council No. 37, at Trenton, Mo., which he helped to organize in 19,20. iHe has be'en Grand Recorder of the Grand Council of Missouri since 1923. In the 'General Grand Council he was one of a committee of three which wrote the two volume history of Cryptic Masonry published last fall. Immediate'ly after his exaltation he petitioned Emmanuel 'Commandery No.7, K. T., at Macon, Mo., and was therein dubbed and created a Knight Templar, September 10, 1906. He served that Commandery as Commander in 1909. He is now affiliated with Godfrey de Bouillon 'Commandery No. '2'4, at Trenton, Mo., which he served as Prelate from 1911 to 19'14. He has been Grand Recorder of the GrandCommandery of Missouri since 1923. In 1919, he received the several grades of the A. & A. S. R. from the 4th to 32nd in the Scottish Rite Bodies of Kansas City, and was coroneted a K. C. ,C. H. in 19'2'5. He has been for many years active in the Scottish Rite work. He was installed a Knight of the Imperial, Ecclesiastical and Military Order of the Red Cross of 'Constantine in st. Joseph Conclave No.9, St. Joseph, Mo., March 19, 1917, which Conclave he served as Sovereign in 1920. At the ,Sixtieth Annual Assembly of the Imperial ICouncil of the Order, held at Denver, Colo., in June, 1932, he was appointed 'Grand Herald (the foot of the line) by Grand Sovereign-elect, our Past Grand Master Dr. John Pickard of Colum1>ia. Most Worshipful GrandMaster Denslow has been for many years Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of England near the


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Grand Lodge of Missouri, and of the Grand Chapter of Scotland near the Orand Chapter of Missouri; also Fraternal Correspondent, in the Grand Council and Grand 'Commandery of !Missouri. He was a charter member of the N. M. R. Society and for a time an associate editor. He is a member of the St. Louis Chapter Sons of the AmeTican ReVOlution, the New Jersey Societas Rosicruciana (research society), the American Lodge of Research' (N. Y.), the NorthCarol1na Lodge of Research, the College of Rite'S, District Council Boy Scouts of America. The forbears of our Grand IMaster were among the earliest immigrants to America, for in 1630 members of the Denslow family came from Engl~nd and landed at Dorchester, 'Mass. A later period found the family settled at Windsor, Conn., and in the early part of the nineteenth century the immediate ancestors of our Grand Master came to :Missouri arid were among the first settlers' 'of Gtundy County. In that county, at the Town' of ISpickard, he was born on the sixth day of IMarch, 1885, the son of William Marvin Denslow and Malinda Caroline (.schooler) Denslow. His education was begun in the public schools of S'pickard, followed ,by college preparatory work at Blees M1l1tary Academy, Macon,Mo., and completed at the University of Missouri, from which he graduated with the degree of A. B. The month of June, 1907, was marked with two important events for the future Grand Master, for within the space of a few days in that month of roses, he became a Bachelor and a Benedict. He received' the degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri, and on the eighth day of that month, he was united in marriage with less Clara Alice Merrifield, of ,Macon, Mo. This gracious lady arid a son, W1lliam Ray, a fine young man almost ready for college, make up the family of our Grand :Master. The Denslow family life is a happy one and the kindly bospltal1ty of, that home is noted throughout 'Missouri. The miUtary training at Blees was, so attractive to 'Cadet Ray Denslow that he continued it for the four years he was at the University of 'Missouri, and ,became 'Cadet Adjutant of the student corps there. In 1907, be assisted in organizing Missouri Chapter of the Acacia Fraternity (a national organization made up of College Masons) at the University of Missouri. In the years im-


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mediately following his graduation, he was 'Captain of ICompany "H", Fourth Regiment Missouri National Guard, at Macon, where he was engaged in business pursuits until his removal to Trenton in 1909. At that place he was at first associated with his father in editing and publishing the "Trenton Daily News", and later he succeedell to the sole editorship of that newspaper. In 1911, he entered the postal service and became assistant Post Master at Trenton in 1917, a post which he continued to hold until 1921, when he resigne1l in order to devote all his time to Masonic activities. He served as National Supervisor or Organizer of the Order of DeJMolay until his appointment in 19'2!3 to the offices of Grand S,ecretary of the Grand Chapter, Grand Recorder of the Grand Councll, and Grand Recorder of the Grand Commandery, of all which he is the present incumbent, as previously mentioned. This year has been a busy and important one' for the Grand Master, who has made a very large number of official visits to Lodges in all parts of the state, and who has had to deal with the many and vital problems which have arisen as a result of the distressing financial conditions which have been prevalent during his administration. Among the major events during his period of service have been the dedication of the Washington Memorial at Alexandria, Va., the laying of the cornerstone of the new post office building at Kansas 'City, and the many celebrations throughout the State of the Washington Bi-Centennial. Noteworthy among the more important policies inaugurated by him during his administration has been the practice of holding conferences with the other Grand Lodge Officers, at which the graver and more important problems of administration have been discussed, and ways and means of solution determined. The first of these conferences took place at Boonville in December, the second at Columbia in March, and the third at Columbia in September. In addition to the benefits' inuring to the Fraternity from united counseling, these conferences have' been stimUlating to the younger officers in the line by bringing to them a knowledge and grasp of conditions as they exist, which will serve them in good stead in the years to come. These' conferences are new in the Grand Lodge of Missouri. It is thought that their inauguration marks an important step in the right direction. In February, 19'2'4, No.1, Vol. I, of the Missouri Grand Lodge


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Bulletin was pUblished, and Ray V. Denslow's name as Chairman of the Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Service- appears as its editor and publisher. The purpose of the Bulletin, which was a quarterly publication, was to present -authentic information about Freemasonry, and to be- of assistance to the Lodge and the ,Craft in connection with their programs of Masonic education and service. Thls most helpful and worthwhile publication was issued under his editorship for the first five volumes and its numbers WeTe replete with interesting articles and information, to a large extent the product of his skillful pen. His work as preserve-d in these volumes of the Bulletin is alone a great and lasting monument to his capacity a-nd zeal as a Freemason. Indeed, and without discounting in the least his gre'at abilities as a ritualist, an organizer, an administrator and executive, and as a Grand Secretary, it seems to the writer that in the final analysis of the future, the lasting cele-brity of Ray Vaughn Denslow will be bottomed upon the contributions of his pen to the history and literature of Freemasonry. A versatile, engaging, exact and pleasing writer, he has produced an amazing volume of valuable- writings of high quality. The fact that he has done this work in addition to carrying on' the exacting and multitudinous duties of Grand S'ecretary of three Grand' Bodies (as well as other Masonic activities), affords an insight into his industry and zeal, as well as his skill. He- is widely known as a Masonic historian and writer. As correspondent in the Grand Council and in tIle Grand Commandery, his reviews each year have atiracted ;wide attention, and have- given him a national reputation as a reviewer and authority upon Masonic subjects. Since he ceased editing the Grand Lodge Bulletin, in 19'29, he has, e-ach year, produced one or more books or treatises on some Masonic subject, some of which have be-en published by the ,Masonic Service Committee of the Grand Lodge. A list of the more important of his published writings includes: BOOK'S: ''Territorial Masonry, the Story of Freemasonry and the Louisiana Purchase, 1804-1821." "Masonic Degrees and How to Improve Them." "A Missouri Frontier Lodge." "Civil War and Masonry in Missouri." "The Masonic Conservators." "History of Royal Arch Masonry in Missouri" (two volumes).


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"History of Cryptic Masonry" (in collaboration with Eugene E. Hinman of New York and C. C. Hunt of Iowa). "The Masonic Fraternity, its Aims and Ideals." PAMPHLETS: "Jeremiah, a Prophet of God." "William Frederick Kuhn, the Man and his work, 1849-1924." "Jeremy L. Cross and the Cryptic Rite." "Is Anything Wrong with Templarism?" "Cryptic Masonry in Missouri." "Templar Banners." "Crosses and Crowns." "Nebuchadnezzar." "Early 'Templat:y in Missouri." "The Habit of a Templar."

Among the direct and important results of his work as a historian and writer has been a marked tendency to spread abroad in Missouri, among Masons, an interest in the history of our Institution and to ins'pire many brethren to make Masonic research a part of their Masonic, activity. ,Most WorshipfUl Brother Denslow brought to the Grand Mastership a well trained mind, a broad experience, a wide acquaintance, a generous enthusiasm, a kindly disposition, a pleasing and tactful personality, a heart filled with affection for our Institution, and a deep and abiding faith in its time honored principle'S. These qualifications, coupled with ability as an. executive and the happy faculty of enlisting the cooperation of others, have served to make his administration a splendid one. He takes his place at the foot of the line of Past Grand Masters with the congratulations of Missouri Freemasons upon work well done, and with their hope, that a benign Providence may allot him many more years in which to continue his service to the Fraternity. H. C. C.


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE

EMERGENT COMMUNICATION HELD AT ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

MAY 11, 1932 AND

ONE HUNDRED AND TWELFTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION OF THE

GRAND LODGE ANCIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE

STATE OF MISSOURI

HELD IN ST. LOUIS September 27, 28, and 29, A. D. 1932, A. L. 5932


EMERGENT COMMUNICATION Alexandria, Virginia, May 11, 1932 The M. W. Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Missouri, convened in Emergent 'Communication in the Memorial Auditorium ot the George Washington Masonic National Memorial at Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, .May 11, 1932, at 8 o'clock p. m. The following officers were in their stations: Ray V. Denslow M. W. Grand Master B. E. Bigger as .senior Grand Warden Orestes Mitchell as .Junior Grand Warden R. R. Kreeger as Grand Treasurer Arthur Mather Grand Secretary Emmett L. Robison Grand Chaplain James W. Skelly Grand Senior Deacon George W. Walker Grand Junior Deacon Bert S. Lee as Grand Senior Steward Marcus A. Loevy as Grand Junior Steward Karl M. Vetsburg Grand Marshal Anthony F. Ittner as Grand Pursuivant Otto R. Dobbs as Grand Tiler Joseph L. Foster as Assistant Grand Tiler The M. W. Grand Master, Ray V. Denslow, opened the Grand Lodge in AMPLE FORM, assisted by the Grand Officers present, and supported by a representative attendance of brethren. Prayer was offered by the Grand IChaplain, R. W. and Rev. E. L. Robison. The M. W. Grand Master stated that this Emergent Communication was called in response to a cordial and fraternal invitation from the M. W. Grand Lodge of Virginia, extended through its Grand Master, oM. W. Harry K. Green, to hold the same in the new George Washington Masonic National Memorial on the eve of the dedication of that Memorial, and he further stated that this was the first time that the M. W. Grand Lodge of Missouri had ever convened outside the boundaries of its own jurisdiction. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS.

M. W. Brother Anthony F. Ittner, P. G. M., acting as Grand Pursuivant, introduced the following distinguished visitors: M. W. C. Eugene Smith, Grand Master of Arkansas.


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M. W. Robert B. Gaylord, Grand ,Master of California. M. W. J. S. B. Moyer, Grand Master of Florida M. W. Percy Jones, Grand Master of Idaho. M. W. G. Haven Stephens, GrandMaster of Illinois. M. W. John M. Kinkel, Grand Master of Kansas. M. W. Ernest C. Butler, Grand Master of Maine. M. W. John R. Tapster, Orand Master of Nebraska. M. W. Herbert 路C. Alexander, Grand Master of North Carolina. M. W. Herbert L. Toney, Grand 'Master of Oregon. M. W. William P. 'Chandler, Grand Master of Tennessee. M. W. Lewis J. Holliday, Grand Master of Wyoming. R. W. Louis A. Watres, P. G. M., Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. M. W. F. T. McFaden, P. G. M., of Virginia. 1M. W. Richard C. Davenport, P. G. M., and Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Illinois. M. W. Marcus A. Loevy, P. G. M., York Grand Lodge of Mexico. R. W. Jesse A. Bri路ggs, D.D. G. 'M., Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. M. W. Lewis E. Smith, P. G. M., and Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska. The M. W. Grand Master received and welcomed these distinguished brethren and invited them to seats in the Grand East. INTRODUCTION OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GRAND MASTER ,OF VIRGINIA.

M. W. Brother Ittner introduced .M. W. Brother Rev. Dr. F. T. McFaden, P. G. M. of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, as the personal Representative of the Grand :Master of Virginia, who was received with the Grand Honors and seated in the Grand East. The Grand Secretary read the following telegrams, and was directed by theM. W. Grand Master to forward suitable replies to the same: "Regret very much to ,advise that unexpected official duties prevent my attending your dinner tonight, 'best wishes for a successful affair." (!Signed) "Sol Bloom, Associate Director United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission." "To my infinite regret I shall not be able to attend the dinner tonight; a professional matter which is in critical position makes my presence' today impossible~ Please express my regrets to Grand Master Denslow and all my fellow Missourians. Hope you are coming to New York before you return home. Would like to have you as my guest at dinner. Kind regards." (Signed) "Bainbridge Colby." "Convey to the Most Worshipful Grand Master my felicitations on the epoch-making Masonic history for the Freemasons of Missouri. May the benefits gained from the association of the Grand .Lodge of Missouri in the George Washington Bicentennial.. ex-


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ercises be an inspiration to the Freemasons of Missouri for continued service to God, our Country, and mankind." (Signed) "C. Lew Gallant." After felicitous remarks of appreciation of the honor extended to the Grand Lodge of Missouri, the Grand Master introduced M. W. Dr. F. T. McFaden as the Special Representative of the Grand Master of Virginia, who delivered a stirring and appropriate message full of fraternal sentim~nt and eminently suitable to the occasion. The Grand Master called attention to the fact that the following brethren from Missouri: Henry F. Niedringhaus, L. C. Dyer, J. J. Manlove, W. E. Barton, David- Hopkins and Clarence Cannon, who are representing the 'Commonwealth of Missouri in Congress, were present, and formally introduced them to the Grand Lodge. The Grand Master spoke appreciatively of these brethren as men and Masons. Col. Louis A. Watres, P. G. M. of Masons in Pennsylvania and President of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association was introduced and made a felicitous speech, voicing his appreciation and that of the Directors of the ,Memorial Associ~ ati6n for the splendid contribution which Missouri Masons have ma.de to the National Memorial and spoke optimistically of the future of our great Institution. The purposes for which this Emergent Communication had been called having been accomplished, the Grand Lodge rested from its labors and after the benediction pronounced by the Grand Chaplain, R. W. Rev. Bro. E. L. Robison, was closed in AMPLE FORM at 9:10 P. M. ARTHUR MATHER, Grand Secretary. LIST OF BRETHREN REGISTERED AS PRESENT.

Joe J. Manlove, M. C., Joplin, Mo.; Joseph H. Schweich, Senior Warden, Cornerstone Lodge No. 323, st. Louis, Mo.; Robert L. Foster, W. M. Naphtali Lodge No. 25, St. Louis, Mo.; H. L. Toney, Grand Master, Oregon; Bert N. Edmondson, Harmony Lodge No. 499, St. Louis, Mo.; Karl M. Vetsburg, Grand Marshal, Missouri; Louis A. Watres, Past Grand Master, Pennsylvania;路 Herbert C. Alexander, Grand Master, North 'Carolina; John R. Tapster, Grand Master, Nebraska; Robert H. Gaylord, Grand Master, ,California; Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, Missouri; Byrne E. Bigger, Past Grand Master, Missouri; James W. Skelly, Grand Senior Deacon, Missouri; Dr. F. T. McFaden, P. G. M. of Virginia; J. B. Meyer, Grand Master, Florida; John M. Kinkel, Grand Master, Kansas; Orestes Mitchell, P. G. M., Missouri; Lewis J. Holliday, Grand Master, Wyoming; Ernest C. Butler, Grand Master, Maine; David


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Hopkins, M. C., St. Joseph, Mo.; Richard C. Davenport, P. G. M. and Grand Secretary, Illinois; Percy Jones, Grand Master, Idaho; G. Haven Stephens, Grand Master, Illinois; R. R. Kreeger, P. G. M., Missouri; Marcus A. Loevy, P. G. M., York Grand Lodge of Mexico; Ray V. Denslow, Grand Master, Missouri; L. C. Dyer, M. C., St. Louis, Mo.; Emmet L. Robison, Grand Chaplain, Missouri; Jesse A. Briggs, D. D. G. M., Pennsylvania; Anthony F. Ittner, P. G. M., Missouri; Otto R. Dobbs, W. M., Missouri Lodge No.1, St. Louis, Mo., and Acting Grand Tiler; J. A. Jaycox, W. M., Cambridge Lodge No. 63, Slater, Mo.; A. B. Caldwell, P. :M. and Secretary, Joppa Lodge No. 35, Washington, D. C.; Homer Pittenger, P. M., Grandview Lodge No. 618, Grandview, Mo.; Ray Miller, West View Lodge No. 103, Millersville, Mo.; Joseph N. Foster, Goo. Washington No.9, St. Louis, Mo.; Edwin B. Johnston, Deputy Grand Master, Nebraska; Bert S. Lee, P. G. M., Missouri; Henry F. Niedringhaus, M. C., Missouri; Clarence Cannon, M.C., Missouri; W. E. Barton, P. M., Texas Lodge No. 177, Houston, Mo.; C. Eugene Smith, Grand Master, Arkansas; John S. Cutter, P. M.TriCentum Lodge No. 300, Shenandoah, Iowa; Geo. W. Walker, Grand Junior Deacon, Misgouri; Geo. W. Miller, Secretary, West View Lodge No. 103, Missouri; S. I. Craycraft,Cleveland Lodge No. 651, Missouri; S. C. Gossom, Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, St. Louis County, Mo.; F. J. Arth, .Geo. Washington No.9, St. Louis, Mo.; O. C. Gillworth, W. M., Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40, St. Louis, Mo.; W. P. Chandler, Grand Master, Tennessee; Edd B. Willson, P. M. L. N., Greenleaf Lodge-~No. 169, Denver, Colo. ; Lewis E. Smith, P. G. M. and Grand Secretary, Omaha, Nebraska; J. M. Butler, Iowa No.2, Muscatine, Iowa; Theo. H. Marek, Meridian No.2, St. Louis, Mo.; Wm. T. Catterton, Geo. Washington No.9, Mo.; Fred Schmitt; R. Q. Phillips, Corinthian Lodge No. 265, Mo.; Dr. J. E. Poindexter, No. 427, Red Bud, Illinois; Louis H. Brinkman, Magnolia .No.626, St. Louis, Mo.; A. S. Dexheimer, P. M., Cosmos No. 282, Mo.'; Harry A. Hagerty, W. M., Euclid No. 505, Mo.; John S. Ellis, W. M., Beacon No.3, Mo.; Bert Gibbs, Victoria, Ind.; John P. Wynn, W. M., Sheffield No. 625, Mo.; A. E. McClanahan, G. H. P.; J. D. Henderson, P. M., Maxwell No. 433, Knoxville, Tenn.; J. F. Hock, Covert No. 11, Omaha, Nebraska; E. F. Shrene, Andrew Jackson No. 120, Alexandria, Va.; J. G. Gough, Geo. Washington No.9, Mo.; R. J. Rodegast; Louis H. Boeckmann, Geo. Washington No. 9, Mo.; Otto Becktanne; Dr. C. G. Smith, No. 427, Red Bud, 111.; F. K. Williamson, W. M., Mizpah Lodge No. 639, St. Louis, Mo.; Leonard Langeneckert, W. M., Magnolia No. 626, Mo.; John P. Austin, P. M., Forest Park No. 578, St. Louis, Mo.; Dr. A. Hutgan, Grand Falls, Ark.; Fred M. Moeller, W. M., Orient No. 546, Mo.; A. H. Bell, P. G. M., 111.; John R. Flotron, P. G. M., Ohio; Frank Kane Lyon, Pythagoras No. 128, W. Va.; Floyd E. Fawver, Sec.,


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Seligman Lodge No. 517, Mo.; Peter Hughes, Geo. Washington No.9, Mo.; O. J. Kortjohn, Olive Branch 576, St. Louis, Mo.; Walter C. Davis, Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 120, Alexandria, Va.; Thos. J. Runaldue, Manasseh Lodge No. 182, Virginia; Isaac H. Niss, W. M., -Cosmos Lodge No. 28'2, St. Louis, Mo.; A. G. Penser, Excelsior Lodge No. 4i41, Jackson, Mo.; Clarence E. Long, Bradenton, No. 99, Florida; Robert S. Barrett, Chmn. Dedication Comm., Alexandria-Washington No. 22; Ward M. Lewis, W. M., Temple No. 299, 'Mo.; O. B. Ferguson, S. W., Naphtali No. 2,5, St. Louis, Mo.; Francis E. Howard, Geo. Washington No.9, Mo.; H. P. Doyle, W. M., Olive Branch No. 576, St. Louis, Mo.; Theo. S. Koch, W. M., Geo. Washington No.9, St. Louis, Mo.; Louis R. Simpson, Shipman No. 46, Virginia; D. S. Miller, S. D., West View No. 103, Mo.; Ernest C. Butler, Grand Master, Maine; Fred Hach, P. M., Cornerstone No. 323, St. Louis, Mo.; Geo. C. Trawick, P. M., Tuscan No. 360, St. Louis, Mo.; B. W. Pullin, AlexandriaWashington No. 22, Virginia; earl Herrick, Liberty, Beverly, Mass.; E. J. Skidmore, P. M., Alexandria-Washington No. 22; Walter H. Smith, P. M., Liberty Lodge, Beverly, Mass.; L. W. Hill, P. M., Capeville No. 107, Virginia; Wm. H. Black, Liberty Lodge, Beverly, Mass.; S. Nelson Gray, W. M., Alexandria-Washington No. 22, Virginia; Benj. B. Crocker, P. M., St. Johns No.4, Hartford, Conn.; Benj. M. Oppenheim, Henry Knox Field No. 349, Alexandria, Va.; John N. 'Crandall, J. W., Gao. Washington No.9, Mo.; F. S. Biggs, Geo. C. Whiting No. 22, Washington, D. C.; John S. Wist, Andrew Jackson No. 120, Va.; Edmund G. Haskell, P. M., Liberty Lodge, Mass.; Chas. E. Eckels, John A. Brashear No. 743, Darmont, Pa.; T. B.Cochran, P. M., Alexandria-Washington No. 22, Va.; Walter G. Geddings, S. S. Liberty Lodge, Mass.; c. F. Swetnam, P. M., Alexandria-Washington No. 22, Va. ;C. Page Waller, Jr., Sec. No. 22, Va.; Max M. Wild, Hartford No. 88, Hartford, Conn.; R. C. Brekman, Geo. Washington No.9, St. Louis, Mo.


ONE HUNDRED TWELFrH ANNUAL COMMUNICAnON-FIRST DAY

The One Hundred Twelfth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge or Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 3637 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri, at 10 o'clock A. M. on Tuesday, September 27, 1932. PRELIMINARY.

Prior to the opening of the Grand I.&dge, delightful music~l selections were rendered, by the Orchestra of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 in collaboration with a program rendered by' the children from the Masonic Home, under the general superintendence of 'Villiam W. Martin, President of the Home, and Mrs. Wilmoth Waller, Matron, greatly to the enjoyment of all present., PRESENT.

Ray V. Denslow, Trenton Thad B. Landon, Kansas City Frank C. Barnhill, Marshall Duval Smith, St. Joseph Edmund E. Morris, Kansas City Arthur Mather, St. Louis James R. McLachlan, Kahoka Emmet L. Robison, St. Joseph Samuel'Thurman, St. Louis W. W. Pierce, Carthage James W. Skelly, St. Louis : Geo.W. Walker, Cape Girardeau H. L. Reader, Webster Groves Henry C. Chiles, Lexington Elwyn S. Woods, Springfield Karl M. Vetsburg, St. Louis Harry S. Truman, Independence Harris C. Johnston, Boonville Walter Williams, Columbia George Cosl.ow, St. Louis

M. W. Grand Master R. W. Deputy Grand Master R. W. Senior Grand Warden R. W. Junior Grand Warden R. W. Grand Treasurer R. W. Grand Secretary R. W. Grand Lectu'rer R. W. Grand Chaplain : R. W. Grand Chaplain R. W. Grand Chaplain R. W. Grand Senior Deacon R. W. Grand Junior Deacon R. W. Grand Senior Steward R. W. Grand Junior Steward R. W. Grand Marshal R. W. Grand Marshal .R. W. Grand Sword Bearer R. W. Grand Pursuivant R. W. Grand Orator R. W. Grand Tiler


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OPENING.

Promptly at 10: 15 o'clock A. M. a Lodge of Master Masons was opened in due form by R. W. Athol J. Michener, District Deputy Grand Master of the 33rd Masonic District B, assisted by other District Deputy Grand Masters. The M. W. Grand Master, Ray V. Denslow, and his associate officers, accompanied by Past Grand Masters present, were then introduced and received with the Grand HonQrs, the Grand Master being escorted to his seat in the Grand East, and his associate officers assuming their respective stations. The Grand Master thereupon declared the Grand Lodge opened in AMPLE FORM. R. W. Rabbi Samuel Thurman offered the following INVOCATION "Almighty Ruler and Supreme Architect of the universe, we would call Thee Father not through arrogance or self-aggrandizement, but through humility and aspiration. We would reach out our hearts, . OUr souls, our very hands unto Thee and in child-like devotion and faith we would cry unto Thee out of the depths of our hearts and call Thee Father. Never, 0 God, did we need thy Fatherhood, Thy guidance, Thy leadership as in these days of dark, depressing times. Never before have we realized our own helplessness, futility, yea, even at times our folly and hopelessness because we have departed from Thee. Yet a voice calls within us, 'Return, 0 my people and be redeemed of the Lord.' A voice calls wi thin us to take courage anew, to gather before Thee in solemn assembly, to follow in the footsteps of the fathers and the brothers that have gone before, to hail Thy presence amidst the vows of devotion and brotherhood, to recognize Thy power and potency in the midst of our own powerlessness and impotence, and to gather strength and courage anew because we would be, we are Thy children; and, our :Heavenly Father, in this gathering today we meet a band of laborers, workers, toilers in the great thoughtful spheres of life, the spheres of human research, human wisdom and knowledge hid away in the archives of history. We meet in the temple built by hands, yet alRo in the temple not built by the hands of man. We meet in worship, we meet in gladness, and we ask Thy blessing, for that is our chief petition, Thy blessing upon the head and the heart and the hand of our leader, in whom is personified Thine Own very Divine Leadership to us as a fraternity. The emblem and token of his authority is Thine authority even as the Eastern Star guideth man to his heritage, so may he guide us through these meetings here to our heritage of old. Strengthen his hands that he may rule with firmness, yet also guide his heart that he may judge with mercy and his intelligence that he may ever stand in humility before God, and so God save us today, save us from ourselves, our self-destruction, our self-pity, the pettinesses and the prejudices which we would confuse at times as our greatnesses and our principles. Save us even from the grief that is but passion and from the tears that have not healing within them. Save us from our earthly selves and exalt Us into Thee, our Supreme Father, Ruler, King, and so brethren we are united in our hearts in offering our sacrifices before the Lord. May we find acceptance in His sight. Amen.


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Grand Lodge of Missouri CREDENTIALS.

R. W. Bro. Alfred D. Ludlow, Chairman of the Committee on Credentials, reported a constitutional number of Lodges represented, and· the .Grand Lodge thereupon proceeded to the discharge of its duties. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

The Proceedings of the year 1931, having been printed and distributed, were approved. INTRODUCTION OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS.

The ·Committee on Credentials reported the presence of a number of distinguished visitors; the following were conducted to the altar, introduced to the Grand Lodge, rendered appropriate honors, and assigned to seats in the Grand East: R. W. Bro. Harold L. Reader, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Missouri. R. W. Bro. Carl A. Swenson, Grand Master of the Grand Council, R. & S. M. of Missouri. W. Bro. Wm. C. Gordon, Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery, K. T. of Missouri. M. W. Bro. John Pickard, Grand Imperial Sovereign of the Grand Imperial 'Council, Red Cross of Constantine. M. W. Bro. G. Haven Stephens, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Illinois. M. W. Bro. Richard C. Davenport, Past Grand Master and Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Illinois. M. W. Bro. Edwin B. Johnston, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska. M. W. Brother Lewis E. Smith, Past Grand Master and Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska. R. W. Bro. C. C. Hunt, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. TELEGRAMS.

The Grand Secretary read the following telegrams: "Please convey my fraternal greetings and best wishes for successful session to Grand Master Denslow and the Brethren of the Grand Lodge." (Signed) "Joseph S. MCIntyre," P. G. M. ..Congratulations and best· wishes for a ple'asant and· profitable ses·sion. May you·a.ccomplish much good for the Grand LOdge of MisBourt" (Signed) "Adda F. Austin," Worthy Grand Matron, O. E. s.

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ADDRESS OF GRAND MASTER.

Brethren: The value of any society or association is gauged largely by the impress which it has made on society in general over a large period of years. If an association be composed of outstanding citizens imbued with love of country, respect for God and his laws and cognizant of the necessity for education, then the probabilities are that such a society will meet with the approval of its membership and the outside world, and will deserve to prosper. Such a society is, and has been, the Masonic Fraternity in Missouri. Its lineage has been ancient and honorable. The story of its one hundred and twenty路dive years' existence as an organized society in Missouri is the story of an effort to raise the moral and educational standards of the State to such -a place that our location might not be termed, in derision, "out where the West begins". Our thanks are due to the thousands of brethren who have gone the way before us, and who have placed us where we can truly say with pride and honor, that Missouri is "where the West began". On December 27, 1800, in the old town of Ste. Genevieve, the first petition for a Masonic Lodge in Missouri was prepared for presentation to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, the subscribers thereto professing that they "entertain the fiattering hope that this institution will prosper and promote the benefits of Freemasonry." The names attached included those of Aaron Elliott (the pioneer American physician), Andrew Henry (discoverer of the South Pass through the Rockies), George Bullitt (a member of the Territorial- Legislature), Otho Shrader (territorial judge), Thomas F. Riddick (our first grand master), and General Henry Dodge. The passage of time and the departure of our brethren from the stage of action ofttimes causes us to overlook their virtues and their good deeds, but the Masonic fraternity must never overlook the efforts of Thomas Fiveash Riddick, who may be termed the "father of our public school system." Let the testimony come from one who knew of his work and who was not a member of our fraternity: The historian, John F. Darby, in 1876, said of Riddick: "The value of lands now owned by the sehools, In round numbers, may be stated to be today a mIllion and a half of dollars. The second section of thIs law, giving these lands to the pUblic schools, was Inserted in the act by Mr. Hempstead, at the specIal and earnest request of Thomas F. Riddick (Col. RIddick had lived here In St. Louis before that), who knew all about the town, and. knew t.hat there were certaIn lots of ground in the' town for whic~ no


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rightful owners or claimants could be found, and with him originated the idea of giving these lots not rightfully claimed to the public schools. And for this purpose Col. Riddick started on horseback and rode all the way to Washington City, and at his own individual expense, to have this desirable object consummated and carried out, which was done. Of these things I have heard from Col. Riddick himself; and afterwards Archibald Gamble, Esq., so long the efficient and active agent of the pUblic schools in looking after their interest in these lands, informed me that to Col. Riddick was due the credit of having this grant of lands made, and which Mr. Hempstead carried through Congress. For this great and valuable inheritance now enjoyed by the schools, Col. Riddick deserves to have a monument erected to his memory. It was my good fortune to know Col. Riddick intimately and well. I had visited his house, and have shared the generous hospitality of his domicile, and have received the warm, friendly greetings of his friendship and that of the whole family. Col, Riddick was among the very first trustees of the pUblic schools. He was a member of the convention that formed the first Constitution of the State of Missouri, being elected on the same ticket from the County of St. Louis with such men as Edward Bates, Governor McNair, Gen. Bernard Pratte and Pierre Chouteau, Jr. When he embarked in any measure, he was one of the most enthusiastic men that have ever lived in this town. He died at the Sulphur Springs, in Jefferson County, Mo., about the year 1830 or 1831, beloved, honored, and respected by all who knew him. It Is with the most becoming deference and respect toward the members of the board of the St. Louis pUblic schools, and certainly in no spirit of officious or offensive obtrusiveness, that I may be permitted to express the hope that the very intelligent and worthy gentlemen who compose the board Will, before long, take some suitable action to erect a proper monument to the memory of one who has conferred upon them the means of doing so much good, and from which those under their charge have been blessed with and have derived such lasting benefits. In fact, so far as the St. Louis public sohools are concerned, Col. Thomas F. Riddick was the creator and originator of that noble system of I~structlon in St. Louis."

There is another name which should be greatly revered by the Freemasons of Missouri-it is that of General Meriwether Lewis, best known because of his participation in the "Lewis and Clark expedition." It was Lewis whose name headed the first petition for a Lodge in the City of ;8t. Louis on August 2, one hundred and twenty-four years ago. With his name were associated others 'which stood equally as high on the social register. The sudden 'and mysterious death of Lewis retarded for several years the growth of the fraternity, but by 1820 conditions were ripe for the formation of a Grand Lodge, and on February 2:2, 1821, the first convention was called for that purpose, and there came into being "the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri." In all of the one hundred and eleven years which have inlervened, many events have路 arisen to disturb the feelings and sympathies of our citizenry, but our brethren who have been taught


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to behold how pleasant it is to live together in peace and harmony, continue to live in accordance with the teachings set forth by the psalmist. We have been happy in binding up the wounded feelings of North and South; our duties have stretch~d out even into foreign climes and enabled us to remove the aspersions cast against those of other races, creeds and nationalities. From one hundred members in 1821 we have grown to more than one hundred thousand members. Truly we are most favored of God, Great Architect of the Universe, to whom be all honor and glory. On October 9, 182'3, brethren attending the Grand Lodge listened, for the first time, to an address of the Grand Master-at that time the intellectual Nathaniel B. Tucker; it consisted of less then two printed pages of record. Then, the Grand Lodge receipts were $73.81; today they are more than $200,000.00; we have developed into a great business organization requiring the Gonstant attention of our executive officers, and today you are assembled for the purpose of hearing how these officers have cared for your interests during the past twelve months, that you may plan for the future, to the end that our fraternity may grow and prosper until the time when brotherhood shall reign throughout the earth 'and the sword beaten into plowshares. NECROLOGY. On the first day of our last Annual Communication, a telegram was received from Junior Past Grand Master Samuel R. Freet, in which he said : "One of the keenest disappointments of my life is my inability, because of illness, to attend this Grand Lodge session." Five days later I received notice of his death, which occurred Sunday evening, October 4, 1931, at 7 o'clock. The funeral was held in the First Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, October 7, in the presence of an audience that taxed the capacity of the church auditorium. I convened a specific Grand Lodge for路 the purpose of carrying out the Masonic service, and, at the request of the family, the ceremonies were conducted by Past GrandMaster Wm. R. Gentry. On my arrival in St. Louis for the purpose of attending this Communication of the Grand Lodge, I was informed of the sudden death of Past Grand Master Corona H. Briggs. His death occurred Saturday路 morning, September 24, 1932, at 3: 30 a. m., following an illness of but a few hours. I attended the funeral on Sunday afternoon in Springfield and directed the issuance of a suitable memorial. The death of Doctor Briggs removes from our midst one of the oldest ties which connected us with the past. He was Senior Past Grand Master, and his inlluence upon the Fraternity will be lasting.


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The ~mmittee on Necrology will pay fitting tribute to the memory of these two Past Grand Masters. I am sure the Grand Lodge join me in expressing to Brother Julius C. Garrell, Past Grand Master, our sympathy in the loss of a sister and mother during the past year. The mother had reached the ripe old age of ninety-seven years. On receipt of notification of the death of Past District Deputy Grand Master M. E. Gumphrey, I requested R. W. Brother Albert Llnxwiler to represent me at the funeral. Masonic services at the grave were under the direction of District Deputy Grand Master E. F. Starling. On Thursday, March 10, 1932, I attended the funeral of Worshipful Brother Frank E. Clingan in Gallatin, Mo. Brother Clingan was seventy-seven years of 路age and for many years had been the mainstay of the fraternity in Gallatin. The funeral services were conducted in a church built on the site where he was born. Brother Clingan had never held Grand Lodge office; he was a modest, quiet, unassuming brother, who labored in season and out for the advancement of our fraternity; he was a close personal friend of Past Grand Master Alexander M. Dockery, and I here pay tribute to his life and service. INSTALLATION OF GRAND OFFICERS.

Three of the officers appointed in the Grand Lodge line were not in attendance at the last annual communication; it became necessary to install them at a later date. I arranged for an officer's conference in the City of Boonville on November 20, 1931, and took advantage of the occasion to visit Cooper Lodge No. 38, and at that time to publicly install Brother Harris C. Johnston as Grand Pursuivant and Brother George Coslow as Grand Tiler. There was a large attendance of Grand Officers, and brethren from Cooper Lodge No. 38, making it a most extraordinary occasion. Rev. Brother W. W. Pierce, who had been appointed Grand Chaplain, and who was unable to be present at the annual communication, was installed by District Deputy Grand Master Ray Bond, in 'Carthage Lodge No. 197 on the evening of January 4, 1932. COMMISSIONS. Having been informed that former District Deputy Grand Master R. A. Padgett, of the Thirty-fifth District, had removed from the State, I instructed the Grand Secretary to issue a commission to Bro. Luther R. Twyman, Butler, Mo., as his successor. Bro. George Calvert, District Deputy Grand Master of the First District, having deceased, I ordered the Grand Secretary to issue a commission to Bro. Homer G. McDaniel, Wayland, Mo., as his successor.


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Vacancies having been created among the Grand Representatives as a result of death, lack of interest and non-attendance, I recommended for commissions the following: British Columbia Connecticut Delaware District of Columbla Indiana Ireland Manitoba Nevada New Jersey New York New Zealand Oklahoma Panama South Carolina Tasmania Virginia York Grand Lodge Roumania

Frank G. Ade T. E. Starke B. C. Bradshaw Albert Linxwiler N. D. J ackson Walter Williams Arthur S. Metzger Morris E. Ewing Leander J. Eads A. J. Michener Benjamin Wolf Thad R. Smith Bert S. Lee Joseph D. StewarL Solon Cameron Orson H. Swearingen Herbert N. Van Fleet Eugene J. AItheimer

Joplin Hannibal Arrow Rock Jefferson City Independence Columbia Malden Morrisville Hamilton St. Louis St. Louis Palmyra Springfteld ChilIicothe St. Louis Kansas City Carthage St. Louis

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEIDS. The address of Past Grand Master Gentry (193-1 proc. pp. 45-46) contained a recommendation for the appointment of a committee whose duty it should be to eliminate much of the unnecessary material appearing in our annual proceedings. Under instructions of the Grand Lodge (1931 proc. p. 85) I was charged with the responsibility of selecting a committee, consisting of five Past Grand Masters who were to report at this communication. I have named under the above order: 1.

2. 3. 4. 5.

M. M. M. M. M.

W. W. W. W. W.

Bro. John Pickard. Bro. Van F. Boor. Bro. Julius C. Garrell. Bro. Bert S. Lee. Bro. Robert R. Kreeger.

Grand Master Gentry, in his address, recommended the appointment of a Committee on Masonic Publications, to consist of two Past Grand Masters aJ;ld the present Grand Master. In line with his suggestion, which was adopted, I named the following: 1. M. W. Bro. Wm. R. Gentry. 2.

M. W. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger.

I have appointed as the representatives of the Grand Lodge of Missouri to the Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis, the following brethren: 1.

2. 3.

M. W. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger. W. Bro. Edw. McGuigan. W. Bro. John Wohradsky, Jr.

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Lodge; this Board was to consist. of three members to be appointed by the then Grand Master, serving three, two and one years respectively. Past Grand Master Gentry, in making his appointment, did not specify the length of term; I communicated with him as to this omission and he informed me that the com路 mittee which he appointed consisted of Forrest C. Donnell, three years; Wm. Kuehl, two years, and C. A. Tolin, one year. 1 thereupon renewed the appointment of C. A. Tolin as a member of this Board and the committee now consists of the following: R. W. Bro. Forrest C. Donnell, Chairman 2.路 W. Bro. C. A. Tolin 3. W. B)"o. Wm. Kuehl. _

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2 years 3 years 1 year

I was empowered at the last annual communication of the Grand Lodge to name a special committee to examine the charter of the Grand Lodge and that of the Masonic Home, and to report thereon at this annual communication. I have named on this committ~e an active member of the. Grand Lodge, a representative member 路of the Masonic Home, and three competent brethren representing other sections of the State: 1.

2. 3. 4. 5.

R. W. Bro. Thad B. Landon. R. W. Bro. Thos. H. Reynolds. R. W. Bro. Grover C. James.. R. W. Bro. Lew Gallant. W. Bro. Walter A. Higbee.

Under instructions of the Grand Lodge at its annual communication, I路 have appointed the following Ritual Committee: 1. 2.

M. W. Bro. Anthony F. Ittner. M. W. Bro. John Pickard.

3. 4. 5.

R. W. Bro. Henry C. Chiles. R. W. Bro. James A. Kinder. R. W. Bro. Chas. T. Kornbrodt.

COURTESIES. During the year 1 was in receipt of many requests for fraternal courtesies, involving the conferring of degrees in this and other jurisdictions, and in all instances these requests have been complied with cheerfully. SPECIAL .NNNIVERSARIES. Having learned that our good friend and brother, Fay Hempstead, was to observe the fiftieth anniversary of his connection with the Grand Lodge of Arkansas, I addressed him the following telegram on November 17, 1931: ''Missouri extends heartiest congratulations on your fifty years of service."

Being informed that Brother Charles F. Lee, a member of Sheklnah Lodge No. 256, Festus, Mo., was celebrating his one hundredth birthday anniversary on Tuesday, April 26, 1932, 1 addressed a telegram to him congratulating him. I find from the


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records that he was initiated April 6, 1857, passed and raised in the following year in Joachim Lodge No. 164 at Hillsboro, Mo., He was a charter member of Shekinah Lodge at the time of its formation in 1868, was its first Junior Warden and served it as Master six terms. For many years he has been an outstanding citizen of Jefferson County, famous for his good works in church, civic and Masonic spheres. PENNSYLVANIA BICENTENARY CELEBRATION. Fortune has favored me in many ways. especially in the matter of attending large Masonic gatherings, but never have I attended one as carefully planned and as well carried out as was the Bicentenary celebration of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, held in Philadelphia, October 11-14, 1931. The official ceremonies began on Sunday, October 11, at 10: 30 a. m., with religious services held in old Christ Church, which was entirely filled with members of the Masonic Fraternity. The sermon was by Brother and Right Reverend Francis Marion Taitt, Bishop of Pennsylvania; it was of Masonic character and in accordance with what one might expect from a clergyman of his standing. That afternoon we were taken for a visit to historical Valley Forge. This camp ground, in which the little army of Washington spent the winter of 1777-78, is now a public park, the property of the State of Pennsylvania. Here were quartered eleven thousand soldiers, three thousand of whom, for lack of shoes and other necessities, were unfit for duty; the army went into camp here December 19, 1777; they erected a number of huts and found winter shelter. It was an admirable spot for defense, surrounded on all sides by high ridges and the Schuylkill river; traces of old entrenchments may yet be noted. In the broad level spaces which constitute the center of the tract was the Grand Parade, where Baron Von Steuben, the German drill master, drilled these unskilled troops for the campaigns which were to follow. Ruins of the old valley forge, a small iron factory, which gave the territory its name, is in the immediate vicinity. The ceremonies began with a special communication of the Grand Lodge in the Corinthian room of Pennsylvania's wonderful Masonic Temple. The attendance was limited to one representative from each Pennsylvania Lodge, Grand Officers and visitors. The Grand Master exercised the prerogative given him by his Grand Lodge by creating a Mason at sight, and our curious Missouri brethren will be satisfied to know that none of the ceremonies were omitted with the exception of lhe waiver of ballot and the statutory time between degrees. The following day's program featured an address by Brother Henry S. Borneman, who had been sent by his Grand Lodge to


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England that he might secure definite proof as to the founding of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania in 1731. We also had the pleasure of hearing Right Worshipful, the Right Honorable Lord Cornwallis, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England, who was accompanied by Sir P. Colville Smith, Grand Secretary, and Sir George路路 M. Boughey, Assistant Director of Ceremonies of the same Grand Lodge. Cornwallis is a lineal descendant of Cornwallis, who surrendered to Washington at Yorktown. This program was followed by the anniversary banquet and the opening of a. Table Lodge, a feature somewhat new to other jurisdictions. Speakers on this occasion were M. W. Charles H. Callahan of Virginia, Herbert W. Dean of Massachusetts, P. Colville Smith of England, Howard R. Cruse of New Jersey, Senators George W. Pepper and David A. Reed, and Judge Jesse Cunningham, all of Pennsylvania. The day following was taken up with a visit to the Masonic Homes at Elizabethtown one hundred miles west of Philadelphia. We were taken there by a special train of Pullman and parlor cars. This is, no doubt, one of the finest Masonic charities of which we have knowledge, and the brethren of Pennsylvania are to be congratulated upon their achievement in the erection .and completion of so pretentious an institution. Thursday of the week was devoted to a special Convocation of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Pennsylvania, to which Convocation I was given an invitation by their Grand High Priest, Dr. Thomas N. McKee. Our brethren will be interested to know that the candidates were Brother Andrew Mellon, at the time Secretary of the Treasury; his brother, R. B. Mellon; and the son of the Grand High Priest. I am greatly indebted to the brethren of Pennsylvania, to their Grand Master, Wm. S. Snyder, and to my constant companion, Worshipful Brother Jesse Briggs, District Deputy Grand Master, who had been assigned to me as a special escort for the week. SPECIFIC COMMUNIOATION IN WASHINGTON MEMORIAL. More than a year ago, representations were made to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, expressing the hope that 'the aUditorium of the new National Memorial would be .assigned for the use of the Grand Lodge of Missouri on one evening of Masonic Week. Our request appeared to be the .first one presented, and we were given choice of dates, whereupon we selected the evening before the dedication, May 11, 1932. An illvitation was extended to all Grand Masters in attendance at the dedication and to each Missouri 'Congressman, who was a member of our fraternity. We were honored by the attendance


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of a large number of visitors, as will be shown by the account of the meeting found in the printed proceedings. On this occasion I convened a Specific Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. This was an historical occasion, being the first time that the Grand Lodge of Missouri had been opened in territory other than its own jurisdiction, and this possible only through the gracious hospitality of our brethren in Virginia who gave us the required permission. GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL MEMORIAL DEDICATION. Through the courtesy of the George Washington Bicentenary Commission, the second week in May was fixed as "Masonic Week" and on May 12, 1932, occurred the dedication of this monumental structure. Everything had been carefully planned and only unfavorable weather prevented its being the most successful Masonic occasion of the century. Notwithstanding a heavy rain storm, twenty thousand Masons marched through the city of Alexandria, Va., to the top of Shooters Hill, where .stands the monument erected by the brethren of the Masonic Fraternity, and in which enterprise Missouri has ever stood in the forefront. As your Grand Master, I was shown every courtesy by the members of the Memorial Association. The auditorium was packed to capacity and we were honored with the presence of the Chief Executive of the Nation and his lady. The address of M. W. Brother Melvin M. Johnson of Massachusetts was outstanding. It is hoped that other jurisdictions, who have been laggards in the construction of this memorial, will realize the immensity of the work and their duty towards those jurisdictions who are putting forth time and e1iort in its behalf. That Missouri might be properly represented at the dedication, arrangements were made to make up a Masonic party leaving St. Louis in time to reach Washington for the week's program. While not as many took advantage of the opportunity, due to the depression, as we might have hoped, the Grand Master was accompanied by路 a representative delegation of enthusiastic Missouri craftsmen, and to those who assisted in making the pilgrimage a success I here express my thanks. GEORGE W ASffiNGTON BICENTENNIAL. was gratifying to learn of the many celebrations held throughout the jurisdiction observing the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the birth of the Father of our Country. The thanks of our Grand Lodge are due the Committee of Congress, under the路 direction of Brother Sol Bloom, for material and suggestions necessary to make these events successful. It was my pleasure to attend a number of these gatherings and It


Huthmaker Cottage on Masonic Home sile al Kirkwood, Mo.

Statile of Washington as a Mason, in SI. Louis Jt.fasonic Temple.

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to address them on the life and character of George Washington as a Mason. WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY PROGRAM. Under the auspices of the Masonic Service Association of St. Louis, co-operating with civic, military, patriotic and fraternal organizations, there was held a monster celebration of the BiCentenary of the birth of George Washington on February 22, 1932. The brethren of the Scottish Rite very kindly donated the use of their Temple, and the auditorium was filled with members of the fraternity and their friends. The Grand Master spoke on Washington as a Freemason. Previous to this ceremony, the ceremony of unveiling a life size statue of Washington in Masonic clothing was carried out in the rotunda of the Masonic Temple. The bronze statue is the work of Brother Victor Holm, a member of Clayton Lodge, and is remarkable in that it is the only study of Washington in the character of a Master Mason. GRAND LODGE TO OBSERVE WASHINGTON B]CENTENARY. As a feature of the Bicentennial of the birth of George Washington, it was my desire to have official recognition taken by presenting to the brethren of the Grand Lodge a drama dealing with the life of Washington. It required little effort on my part to interest the brethren of the Masters and Wardens Clubs of St.. Louis; through their assistance there will be presented on tomorrow evening the Masonic play "John Brent," which deals with the Revolutionary period. The play was written by Brother Harry L. Baum of Denver, Colo., to whom we are under many obligations for permission to present it without the payment of royalty. Each participant in this drama is either a Master or Warden of a Masonic Lodge located in the city or county of St. Louis. To the Masters and Wardens -Clubs of st. Louis, to Brother Wade Fallert and his Scottish Rite choir, and to Brother Leslie M. Campbell, who has conducted the rehearsals, I am under many obligations. CONFERENCE OF GRAND MASTERS. It was my pleasure to accept an invitation to attend the conference of Grand Masters of Masons in the United States, the conference being held in the Willard Hotel, Washington, D. C., Wednesday, May 10, 1932. There were present representing Missouri, Ray V. DensloW, Grand Master, R. R. Kreeger, Byrne E. Bigger, Orestes Mitchell, Anthony F. Ittner, Arthur Mather, Karl M. Vetsburg, J. W. Skelly l).nd George W. Walker. The conference proved to be an interesting one and, so 'far as we can discover, no National Grand Lodge was instituted.


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CONFERENCE OF STUDENTS AND LIBRARIANS. On Saturday, May 13, 1932, there was held in one of the rooms of the Washington Memorial Temple a conference of educators and librarians, attended by representative Masons from many of the jurisdictions. It was my pleasure' to be in attendance on this occasion and to participate in their conference. Many matters of interest, especially those dealing with Masonic education, were discussed and the meeting proved to be a beneficial one, as well as an intellectual treat. CONFERENCE OF MASONIC HOME EXECUTIVES. I was invited to attend the second annual conference of the Masonic Home Executives of the United States of America, held at the Masonic Home in St. Louis on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21-22, 1932. I was present at the opening of this conference and extended a greeting on behalf. of the Grand Lodge. I am sure our brethren will be glad to know that Brother W. W. Martin, of the Missouri Home, was selected President of the Association. CENT'ENlNIAL OF PALMYRA LODGE. On November 19, 1930, the Grand Lodge granted a dispensation to Palmyra Lodge No. 18, Palmyra, Marion County, Mo.; on April 6, 1831, they were given a charter. While the Lodge was officially censured on more than one occasion, there is no record as to the suspension of their charter, so that the Lodge has had a continuous and uninterrupted existence for a period of more than one hundred years. Official recognition was taken of the anniversary by a two-day program, November 5-6, 1931; there were a number of historical features which made the occasion one to be remembered. A pilgrimage' was made to the old town of Philadelphia, sixteen miles west of Palmyra and near the border of Marion 'County, to visit the site of the old Masonic College, which 1lourished for many years, but which was later removed to Lexington, Mo.; the site of the college is now the farm house of B. B. Buchanan and naught remains to tell of this 1lrst venture into education by the Grand Lodge save one or two brick buildings, which have been converted to other uses. The Grand Master was officially received at an afternoon meeting of the Lodge, at which time an historical program. was arranged, the most outstanding fe8iture being the historical address by Brother Frank Sosey. An open meeting was held in the evening in the auditorium of the Baptist church, at which time Past Grand Master Wm. R. Gentry delivered an address. This meeting was graced by the presence of Past Grand Masters Big-


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ger, Ittner and Gentry, and R. W. Brother Karl M. Vetsburg. Palmyra Lodge is the possessor of a number of valuable relics dating back to the time of its organization; one of these isa Bible printed in 1827 and presented to the Lodge by S. W. B. Carnegy, a Past Grand Master; it contains his autograph. During the next few years other Lodges will observe centennials, and I recommend that as a means of showing Grand Lodge interest in these centennial anniversaries, that a short volume containing a history of the Lodge be published, under the direction of the Grand Lodge, giving such historical information as the anniversary may warrant. CONFERENCES WITH BUILDING ASSOCIATIONS. In a number of instances conferences were held with Lodges and building associations with a view of remedying conditions which threatened disruption. In all instances such advice was given as was necessary, and an explanation made that such advice was not given in an official capacity, nor did it, in any way, obligate the Grand Lodge. At all times I was given most courteous treatment. CONFERENCES OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS. During the year there was inaugurated the policy of holding conferences of Grand Officers and consulting with these brethren on all matters with which the Grand Lodge was conc"emed. Three such conferences were held, one in Boonville on November 30, 1931; the second and third in Columbia on March 19, 1932, and September 7, 1932. It is the unanimous opinion of the Grand Officers that such conferences are necessary and beneficial, and should be continued. VISIT TO ILLINOIS LODGE. At the insistence of members of Bodley Lodge No.1, Quincy, 111., and M. W. Brother G. Haven Stephens, Grand Master of Illinois, I attended a meeting of Bodley Lodge No. 1 on April 18, 1932; there were present on this occasion the Grand Masters of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, as well as other 'Grand Lodge officials, including Past Grand Master Byrne E. Bigger of Missouri. It was a very pleasant occasion and路 I believe did much to cement the close feeling which exists between these three jurisdictions. VISITS TO OTHER GRAND BODIES. The courtesy of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Missouri, the Grand Council, Royal and Select Masters of Mis-


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souri, and the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Missouri, in extending to me invitations to visit their annual meetings, should not pass unrecorded. It gave me pleasure to attend each of these meetings as follows: 1.

2.

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Grand Council, R. & S. M., Cape Girardeau, Mo. April 25, 1932. Grand Chapter, R. A. M., Cape Girardeau, Mo. April 26-27, 1932. Grand Commandery, K. T., Columbia, Mo. May 24-25, 1932.

On November 21, 1931, at the invitation of Sovereign Grand In,spector General Joseph S. McIntyre, a Past Grand Master, I attended the Annual Reunion of the Scottish Rite of the Valley of St. Louis. On February 17, 1932, I attended the Seventy-sixth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Kansas, meeting in the City of Topeka. I was accompanied by Grand Treasurer Edmund E. Morris, and immediately on our arrival we were officially received by one well known to Missouri brethren, M. W. Brother Forrest Ayres, Grand Master. The Grand Masters of Oklahoma and Nebraska were present on this occasion and we were all guests at a luncheon served in our honor at the Jayhawk Hotel. At the invitation of M. W. Brother John R. Tapster, Grand Master of Nebraska, I attended the Seventy-fifth Anniversary program of the Grand Lodge of that jurisdiction; the Grand Masters of Illinois and Iowa were present. One of the features of the program was a visit to Bellevue, Neb., where, in 1855, the first Nebraska Lodge was established under charter from the Grand Lodge of Illinois. Missourians will be interested in knowing that one year later our own Grand Lodge chartered Giddings Lodge路 at Nebraska City, only a few miles distant. I acknowledge the courtesies shown me by the Past Grand Masters of that Grand Lodge in creating me an honorary member of their Past Grand Masters Association. VISITATIONS. During the year I visited a large number of Missouri Lodges, district associations, schools of instruction and Masonic conferences; all these visitations were fully written up, but when I discovered it required fifty-eight typewritten pages of material I gave up using it as part of the address. I am sure that the brethren visited, and those who extended personal courtesies to the Grand Master during his administration, will not' believe him unmindful of the hospitality and courtesies rendered. Because of sentimental reasons, I cannot forego mention of two of these visitations:


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On October 7, 1931, I visited Trenton Lodge No. 111, A. F. & A. M., the Lodge which I once served as Master; the date was approximately that of the institution of the Lodge, the Eighty-second Anniversary of the Lodge, and my first official visit. The brethren of this Lodge, who have always been congenial and helpful, had arranged for a dinner, which was attended by all Past Masters of the Lodge; at the Lodge hall I was greeted by one hundred fifty of the members, and my loyal friend, Edmund E. Morris, our Grand Treasurer. The other visitation which I desire to mention was on February 19, 1932, at which time I visited Censer Lodge No. 172, A. F. & A. M., Macon, Mo., the Lodge in whfch I first saw Masonic light on March 6, 1906. The dinner given in my honor at the local hotel, attended by Past Masters of the Lodge, was followed by a meeting of the Lodges of the Fourteenth District. A courteous and thoughtful act was the presentation to me, by Worshipful Brother Walter Goodson, on behalf of the Lodge, of my original petition for initiation, and the petition for affiliation of my father. The speaker commented on the fact that only one of those who signed as a recommender, or as a member of the investigating committee, was now living. DEDICATIONS. I am greatly indebted to M. W. Brother Julius C. Garrell for dedicating the hall of Montgomery Lodge No. 246, Montgomery City, Mo. It was in 1920 that our distinguished brother gave this Lodge a dispensation. Brother Garrell was accompanied by the Grand Secretary. I accepted an invitation to be present at the dedication of Raytown Lodge building on May 7, 1932. Arrangements for the dedication were carried out under the direction of District Deputy Grand Master N. D. Jackson and R. 路W. Brother Harry S. Truman. The Shrine Chanters, Sam Gilliland, and John Wahlstedt furnished music on this occasion. The Lodge at Raytown has very commodious quarters and will add greatly to the community life of this suburban city. During the month of May the hall at Bo~ard burned; I designated District Deputy Grand Master Otto Hale to inspect a new hall, which he approved and dedicated. While the hall was burned on May 16th, yet on the 24th they had made arrangements to meet, and continued without missing a regular meeting. Fortunately, the Lodge saved their charter and records and the building was properly covered by insurance. On September 9, 1932, a new hall was dedicated. To burn out, and within four


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months have a new home paid for and a balance in the treasury is an achievement deserving of commendation. CORNERSTONES. Raytown Lodge No. 391 made request for dispensation to lay the cornerstone of their new Temple on December 14, 1931. Finding it impossible to be present on that occasion, I designated R. W. Brother Thad B. Landon to represent me, which he most graciously did, conveying my expression of good will to the brethren of that Lodge. One of the most interesting occasions of the year was the laying of the cornerstone of the new United States Post Office building in Kansas City, Mo. The ceremonies occurred on Saturday afternoon, May 7, 1932, following a parade from the old post office building, 9th and Grand, to the new site at Pershing road and Broadway. The program included an invocation by Rabbi Samuel Mayerberg, the singing of "America" by Ararat Temple Chanters, addresses by Brother Wm. E. Morton, Postmaster, Conrad H. Mann, President of the Chamber of 'Commerce, and Brother Bryce B. Smith, Mayor of Kansas City. I was assisted in the ceremonies by the following officers: Deputy Grand Master Thad B. Landon, Grand Senior Warden N. D. Jackson; Grand Junior Warden Henry C. Chiles, Grand Treasurer Edmund E. Morris, Grand Chaplain Frederick M. Smith, Grand Marshal Harry S. Truman. I am greatly indebted to the following brethren and individuals who served on the general committee in charge of arrangements: Wm. E. :rJorton, Bryce B. Smith, Conrad H. Mann, D. A. Brown, Harry S. Truman, Thos. H. Reynolds, Thad B. Landon. The committee which arranged for the box and the cutting of the stone were A. S. Keene, Architect, Godfrey Swenson, Contractor, and 'Chas. T. Kornbrodt. On Saturday, June 11, 1932, the cornerstone of the new high school building at Appleton City, was laid, the Grand Master being represented by R. W. Brother Harry S. Truman. On July 2, 1932, I visited Savannah, Mo., for the purpose of laying the cornerstone of a new public school building being erected in that city. The ceremonies were carried out without delay under the direction of R. W. Brother Grover C. Sparks, I was accompanied by R. W. Brothers Harry B. Black, Thos. D. Williams, E. L. Robison and Duval Smith. The cornerstone of the new Municipal Building, in the City of Columbia, Mo., was laid with Masonic ceremonies September 6, 1932; I officiated as Grand Master. One of the features of the program was an address by Dr. Walter Williams, our Grand Orator. According to his statement, Columbia was established


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one hundred six years ago when the first Board of Trustees of the town took their oath of office before P. H. McBride, Justice of the Peace. McBride at one time served our Grand Lodge as Grand Master. HURRICANE AND FLOOD RIDLIEF FUND. I

In 1928 there was raised a voluntary fund of approximately $6,000.00 for the relief of flood sufferers in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys. This fund has been retained by the committee since that time and there appearing no particular reason for the continuance of the fund, on December 15, 1931, I ordered the balance of $2,915.31 turned over to the Grand Lodge. Inasmuch as this was a voluntary contribution of Lodges and individual members for relief purposes it should not be used for general expenses of the Grand Lodge and I recommend that it be set aside as a special relief fund to be administered by the Grand Master in all cases of special relief for which no adequate provision has been made elsewhere. RELIEF CASES. Complaint was made by the St. Louis Board of Relief that Laddonia Lodge No. 115, A. F. & A. M., had failed to reimburse them for $185.25, being the funeral expense of their Brother Albert M. Pierce. The Secretary of the Lodge stated that the Lodge had pledged no money for funeral expenses and that the dispute was one between the undertaker and the widow. The Board of Relief claims that the debt was contracted by the officers of the Lodge in the presence of witnesses. I have asked representatives of the Lodge and Board of Relief to meet with the Appeals and Grievance ICommittee to adjust this difference. On May 31, 1932, I received a communication from the Grand Master of Oregon in regard to Brother H. L. Henderson, a member of Missouri Lodge No.1, now a resident of Astoria, Ore., and who was said to be in desperate circumstances. On February 27,. 1932, I had received a letter in regard to the same matter, which had been referred to the Welfare Committee. The matter was again taken UP with the Welfare Committee, who informed me that at their meeting on March 9th an allowance of $20.00 a month had been made, Missouri Lodge contributing, for a period of six months, one-half the amount. It appears from the correspondence that the brother who had been relieved had not informed the members of the Lodge in Astoria, Ore., of this fact. On July 5, 1932, I received correspondence from the Grand Master of Oregon relative to the relief of Mrs. S. M. Tyler, whose husband was a member of Corinthian Lodge at Warrensburg, Mo.


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The history of this case goes back several administrations and the correspondence is voluminous. The amount claimed as due the Grand Lodge of Oregon, including July, 1932, was $479.90. The Grand Lodge of Missouri, by reason of its failure to notify the Grand Lodge of Oregon of the change in method of administering relief was obligated to pay this amount and I understand that it has since been paid by the Committee on Welfare. Complaint was made by the Welfare Committee, on July 20, 1932, that Pythagoras Lodge No. 383, Cassville, Mo., refused to assist the committee in the care of their Brother Michael Tribble. It appears that the brother can be supported at his home for an amount not to exceed $10.00 a month. The Lodge believes that the brother should be in the Masonic Home. It was the wish of the Welfare Committee that the Grand Master order Pythagoras Lodge to make contributions in this case, but in a communication to the committee I expressed the opinion, that the Grand Master was without authority to order a Lodge to expend money in such instances, and was possessed only of the, power of suggestion and recommendation. On July 19, 1932, I received a communication from the st. Louis Masonic Board of Relief complaining that Lodges outside ilie city of St. Louis were indebted to the Board in the amount ot $1,166.80 and that the amount was increasing at the rate of $30.00 per week. I addressed letters to all the Lodges so indebted and was 'surprised to learn that in practically every instance the officers of the Lodge were unaware of the expenditures made in their behalf. On December 15, 1931, I received a complaint from the Masonic Board of Relief at Chicago, Ill., against Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Kansas City, Mo., for their failure to remit monies, advanced by the Chicago Board of Relief to a member of Ivanhoe Lodge; the complaint was that the Secretary of Ivanhoe Lodge failed to answer communications. I took the matter up with the Secretary of Ivanhoe Lodge and, on December 23, 1931, was informed that remittance had been made, together with the necessary explanations. On January 11, 1932, I received a communication from M. W. Brother Alva Bryan, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas, enclosing a complaint from the Fort Worth Masonic Employment and Relief Bureau against Gate City Lodge No. 522, Kansas City, Mo., charging that said Board of Relief had paid out funds for th,e relief of a member of Gate City Lodge for which they were unable to receive any reimbursement. Copies of the correspondence between the parties were enclosed. Since the parties involved are unable to come to an understanding, I have referred the matter to the Committee on ADDeals and Grievances. I regret


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very much that anything has arisen to disturb the harmony which exists between brethren of these two jurisdictions. It is not to be unexpected that under conditions which have existed during the past year some complaint should not be made of our Masonic Boards of Relief and Employment Bureaus. Criticism of the Kansas City Board of Relief was such that I directed the maHer to be investigated by the District Deputy of that district. Letters are on file from Secretaries and Masters of many of the Kansas City Lodges approving, in general, the work of these two boards, although expressing the belief that many changes should be made in the method of handling relief and employment cases. Agreeably to the wish of a number of these Lodges, I recommend that the whole question of employment and relief be referred to a special committee who shall report at the next annual communication. Business conditions resulted in an unusual demand for charity and in all instances these appeals have been referred to the Welfare Committee, who have handled the matter in a very satisfactory manner. This committee, under our law, is made up of directors of the Masonic Home and it is my recommendation that the committee be divorced from the list of committees of the Grand Lodge and made an integral part of the Masonic Home Board work, and that the Home be directed to change its regulations so that all charity cases presented to it may be handled on their merits and that if it would effect a financial saving to maintain an individual in any other place than the Masonic Home, that they be authorized so to do. Most disputes which have arisen as a result of the administering of relief have been caused by a misunderstanding of intent. In order to avoid these misunderstandings, I would recommend that in all cases, no relief be given except by written authority of a Board of Relief or the proper officer of a Lodge. I recommend the changing of Section 65 of the Constitution and By-Laws so that Boards of Relief may be assured of certain income, the income now being dependent on the number of initiations reported. It appears to me that income should be based on the membership of the contributing Lodge; at present it is a tax on activity. As the matter now stands, no penalty is attached for non-payment. RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES. At the Bi-Centenary celebration of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania it was my good fortune to meet R. W. Brother Jorge Tristan, an officer of the Grand Lodge of Costa Rica. He was under the impression at the time that his Lodge had been recognized by the


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Grand Lodge of Missouri. On my return home I discovered that his Lodge was not so recognized. I asked him to submit to me a statement as to the character of his Grand Lodge and whether it followed the ancient landmarks. He answered this communication, setting forth the landmarks as recognized by their Grand Lodge The papers in the case have been delivered to the Committee on Foreign Recognition. GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER. Learning there was a prospect of Missouri securing the General Grand Chapter Triennial in 1936, I addressed a letter to the Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Missouri, assuring him of the co-operation of the Grand Lodge in making their triennial a success. This meeting brings together the leading Masons of the United States, and many foreign countries, and I am sure the brethren of the Grand Lodge will be most appreciative should our jurisdiction be selected as their meeting place. FIDELITY BONDS.

At our last annual communication the Ways and Means Committee reported that a bond on the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary could be written for a period of three years for $525.00. The committee made an appropriation accordingly. On December 3, 1931, I was notified that the bond could not be carried at that price but would cost $290.37 additional. I ordered the bond issued and the period extended to October 1, 1932. The bond is No. FB-101230, Aetna Casualty and Surety Company of Hartford, Conn., $170,000.00, the premium being paid to October 1, 1932. This bond will be delivered to my successor in office. On November 3, 1931, the Grand Treasurer called attention to the depository bond of approximately $500.00 for which no appropriation had been made. The by-laws of the Grand Lodge require that a depository bank give a depository bond. Practically all banks in the state refuse to sign applications or to give Surety Companies information requested in their application, in which group was our depository bank. I was confronted with the proposition of attempting to carry out the law of the Grand Lodge, but not in a position to do so. I consulted with the Grand Treasurer, whom I found anxious and willing to do anything to carry out the wishes of the Grand Lodge and provide for the safety and security of our monies; the result was that the account was divided into three parts, two parts of which were deposited in other banks in the form of time certificates of deposit, bearing an exceedingly good rate of interest; an amount


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sufficient for checking account was left in the depository bank. The matter was called to the attention of the Grand Officers at their conference in Columbia in November and this temporary method of financing was approved. This transfer of funds was covered by checks Nos. 28 and 29, in the amount of $15,000.00 each. In view of the increased cost of depository bond, I recommend a decrease in the amount of bonds carried on the Gralld Treasurer and Grand Secretary. Because of the absence of a depository bond, I have, after consultation with officers of the Grand Lodge and our Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, purchased from time to time various Liberty Bonds, so that there might never be in the general fund of the Gra~d Lodge more than enough to pay our legitimate expenses. These bonds were all purchased at a time favorable to the interests of the Grand Lodge, and as a result of this investment a considerable saving has been made for our treasury. These bonds are in the possession of the Grand Treasurer, in Box No. 430 of the Fidelity Savings Deposit Company of Kansas City. The box is listed in the name of the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri, Edmund E. Morris, Grand Treasurer, and instructions are on file to the effect that in the event of the death of the Grapd Treasurer immediate access to the box be given the Grand Master and Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge. FINANCES. The Grand Lodge is entitled to know its present financial situation; these reports will be found in the reports of the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary, but these may not convey to some brethren, who have not followed them year by year, the exact situation which now confronts us. Of each $2.10 paid as per capita tax, the Grand Lodge receives but 60 cents, the remainder going to the Masonic Home; based on an estimate of 107,000 members, this would bring the general fund of the Grand Lodge to $64,200.00. Our Ways and Means Committee last year made what was regarded as striking decreases in the budget of appropriation, but even with this, recommended appropriations aggregating $67,280.00 were made, and it is plain that the Grand Lodge is not living within its income, and while I do not recommend parsimony, I am sure the brethren will insist on economy. I have made certain recommendations to the Committee on Ways and Means and I am sure that the brethren of the Grand Lodge will appreciate the task assigned this committee and give them enthusiastic support. The finances of an organization should be one of its first considerations. No organization which is not on a proper financial


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basis can continue to prosper and to receive the support of its membership. The Grand Lodge of Missouri is no small business organization; it expends annually for the carrying on of its activities more than $200,000.00. We are operating under a budget plan, which budget is planned and adopted during the few days in which the Grand Lodge meets. I am a believer in a permanent Finance Committee and for that reason continued many of its members from last year. It is impossible for new committees to take up the work, knowing little of what has preceaed, or to make suggestions and recommendations which are of any merit; this committee must be educated to the policies of the Grand Lodge; their efforts must be used to protect our funds from raids upon the treasury; they must know our needs and must make adequate appropriation. I recommend a permanent committee of five members, their terms ranging from five to one years respectively, the chairman named annually by the Grand Master. OUR

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A complete report of the work of this Institution for the year will be presented by the President of the Masonic Home Board. The question of relief, whether through donatio"n to the Home, or through funds donated and known as outside relief, is one of the most serious of the situations which confront Masonry today. The Home is not under immediate control of the Grand Lodge by reason of its separate charter, and for that reason I fully approve the recommendation of last year's Grand Master in making the Grand Master, not an ex-officio, but an active member of the Home Board.. The sole objection might be that the Board would ultimately be made up of a group of Past Grand Masters, but this could be easily remedied by fixing a maximum period of service on the Board. Conditions governing admission to the Home should be made more strict, and while the Orand Lodge has no power in the matter except that of suggestion, I am sure the Board would accept the mandate of the Grand Lodge should it express itself. Too many attempts are being made to virtually unload charity cases, properly belonging to the individual Lodge, onto the Home; the President of the Home has assured me that there are many cases now in the Home which should not be there; only the Lodges themselves can prevent this condition. The Grand Lodge would approve a complete re-examination of all present residents of the Home, and a regulation requiring Lodges to deposit, at their admission, rather than at their death, an amount sufficient


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to pay the funeral expenses of their wards, might act as a deterrent. AUDITS OF LODGE RECORDS. Depression, bank failures and distress' leave in their wake ruin and disgrace. It is unfortunate that in a number of instances officers charged with the responsibility of protecting the finances of the Lodge have failed in their obligations. In a number of cases it was necessary to order the Treasurer, or Secretary, removed and the books properly audited and turned over to their successors. This condition is brought about by failure on the part of the membership of the Lodge to see that its books are audited annually and that proper supervision is had over all receipts and disbursements. I recommend the adoption of a section of law which will require all Lodges to have an annual audit, a copy of which is to accompany the annual returns made to the Grand Secretary. LODGE BUDGETS. Several instances have been presented of financial distress brought about principally as a result of financial mismanagement. Annual dues should be sufficient for the proper conduct of Lodge business; the fees should become a sort of emergency fund and devoted especially to charities and other similar purposes. I find that many Lodges collect a minimum of dues; a Lodge which charges no more dues than the per capita tax paid to the Grand Lodge is certainly not well financed. Some of the first Lodges to seek relief at the hands of the Grand Lodge are those Lodges which collect the smallest amount of dues. I therefore recommend that an amount be fixed as the minimum dues, which amount shall be sufficient to pay per capita tax and afford a small amount for the payment of legitimate expenses and Lodge charities. BUILDING AND TEMPLE ASSOCIATIONS. On September 11, 1931, a communication was received from Hayti Lodge No. 571, Hayti, Mo., asking the approval of the Grand Lodge for the purchase of a two-story brick building in the City of Hayti. The District Deputy Grand Master of that district was asked to investigate, and following his report, I wrote them that since it appeared the Lodge was paying cash for the building, and apparently there was no question of financing involved, I could find nothing to prevent their purchasing the property. November 12, 1931, District Deputy Grand Master Harry Black


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was commissioned to investigate and report as to the occupancy of a new hall in Bolckow, Mo., the request coming from Valley Lodge No. 413. Brethren of Clinton Lodge No. 548, Clinton, Mo., addressed a communication to me calling attention to the serious financial condition which confronted the Masonic bodies of that city. I wrote a letter to the Secretary of that Lodge expressing regret at their condition and offering the services of Grand Lodge officers for the purpose of giving counsel and advice. I explained to the brethren of Clinton that the Grand Lodge had consistently refrained from entering into matters of financing Lodge temples, believing these were problems for the Lodges themselves to work out; at the same time, I believed it the duty of the Grand Lodge to offer its assistance provided it met with their approval. I received a courteous letter from the Secretary of the bodies in Clinton expressing their pleasure at the interest taken and asking for a consultation. As other Masonic bodies were interested, the Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter and the Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery were invited to meet me in Clinton on December 19, 1931; the consultation was helpful and hopeful. Notwithstanding the bank failures in Clinton, through the particular efforts of Brother L. L. Dorrance, $1,551.50 was collected and the Masonic bodies of that city were given new life and hope of the ultimate payment of the indebtedness of the Lodge. Request of Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 for information relative to title of real estate in a proposed corporation was referred to the Supervisory Board. A letter was received dated October 8, 1931, from an infiuential member of Swope Park Lodge No. 617, Kansas City, Mo. This Lodge has been in financial difficulties for a number of years. Its financial plan was begun at a time when no supervision was had over building associations; it is surprising that business firms would make contracts involving large expenditures of money without assurance that their bills would be paid. Eighty-five thousand dollars has been spent on the building, not including furnishings and fixtures; there is a first mortgage of $50,000.00, on which $2,000.00 has been paid; there is a second mortgage of $15,000.00, as well as a number of bills for material. There is a note of $1,500.00 for furniture, and doubtless some obligations to members; the membership is 430. The first mortgage interest fell due September 15, 1931, one-half of which was paid On that date, there were $9,000.00 first mo~tgage bonds in arrears and foreclosure had been threatened. May 21, 1932, Joplin Lodge No. 335 wrote me asking approval of an investment of Lodge funds in a business building which


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had been offered to the Lodge for $15,000.00. The investment had been passed on at a stated communication of the Lodge and unanimously approved. As Joplin Lodge was the owner of $36,000.00 worth of bonds, and this was a strictly cash proposition, voted by unanimous vote of the Lodge, I could see no objection to the purchase of the proposed property. On June 11, 1932, the Secretary of Bernie Lodge No. 573 wrote me expressing the desire of that Lodge to erect a hall; they were owners of a lot and what they regarded as two-thirds of the necessary monies. This matter was referred to the Supervisory Board. I do not believe it is the intention of the Grand Lodge to attempt in any way to regulate the financial affairs of its subordinate Lodges, but only to protect Lodges from the acts of individual members who would rush into business transactions involving and impairing the credit of Lodges. It is good policy in every instance to submit all propositions having to do with investments and building associations to the Grand Master or the Building Committee. Fully three-fourths of the worries of a Grand Master would disappear if it were not for the complications in which many of our building associations are gEltting themselves. Complaint is made, and in many instances properly made, that building associations organize, collect monies from Masonic bodies for the carrying on of building enterprises, and then either have disregard for the wfshes of the Masonic bodies which they represent or fail to properly look after the interests of these bodies. In only a few instances do these associations make report to the Lodges which are the owners of majority stock. In some instances complaints have been made that there was no audit of these building associations and practically no financial responsibility. In other instances, they have gone bankrupt or have repudiated their just and honest debts. Closer supervision should be required over such associations which assume the name of our fraternity, but who do not carry out its ideals and teachings. Annual reports should be made to Lodges by all such associations, a!1d it might be wise to require a copy filed with the annual returns. At the request of a number of Lodges, which suggestion meets with my approval, I recommend the appointment of a special committee to investigate the conditions above mentioned. STANDARDIZATION OF FORMS AND USAGES. One hears so many titles and terms used in our proceedings, on the floors of the Grand Lodge, in subordinate Lodges and else-


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where, and there exists so much difference in the special forms 'and ceremonies in use in the jurisdiction that I recommend the appointment of a special committee to secure uniformity of nomenclature, forms and ceremonies, jewels, usages, traditions and customs. CARE OF OLD CHARTERS. We have a number of Lodges possessing charters upwards of one hundred years old; many of these charters are hanging on the walls of buildings which are not fireproof. They are valuable mementoes, connecting the past with the present, and some action should be taken that they may be preserved from loss. I recommend that the Grand Master be authorized, on request of the Lodge, to issue a duplicate charter, containing in substance the words of the original charter, and a notation specifying the conditions under which it is issued; the original charter shall be deposited in a safe deposit box, or other secure place, and remain the property of the Lodge to which it belongs. RITUAL. Our customs, traditions and landmarks have been handed to us unchanged by time and while there may be a number of inconsistencies and many suggestions for improvement, yet I am confident the best interests of the fraternity will be subserved by permitting no innovations in its ritual or established customs. RECOGNITION OF VETERAN MASONS. Too little attention has, in the past, been paid to those members of our fraternity who have labored in season and out and who have borne the burden and heat of the day. There are in the State of Missouri approximately a thousand members who have maintained steadily, for a period of from forty to fifty years, their Masonic membership; they represent the portion of the membership which makes our fraternity the substantial one that it is. They have labored without hope of fee or reward, and the Grand Lodge should officially recognize this service by presenting, through Grand Lodge Officers or District Deputies, a distinctive service badge, or button, which will testify as to the loyalty of the recipient. I recommend the appointment of a committee to consider the design, make the necessary rules for award and carry out the distribution. REVISION OF CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS. The last revision of our laws was in 1921, although they were reprinted in 1925. In many respects the by-laws are obsolete.


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because of the many changes which have taken place in the last decade. It is small wonder that the Grand Master is besieged with inquiries as to the laws of the Grand Lodge, for even the Grand Master himself confesses his inability to find many of them. One or two, usually the chairman of the jurisprudence committee, keep these by-laws up to date. I recommend a complete revision of the laws, condensation as much as possible, together with annotations and a carefully prepared index. DUAL MEMBERSHIP. The dual membership epidemic appears to be spreading over the United States and to all inquiries I have replied that under a ruling made by this Grand Lodge (1925 proc. p. 34) dual membership is impossible. I have heard all the arguments concerning dual membership and do not believe it practicable, and that the advantages which might be secured are overbalanced by the evils which it might bring. CHANGE IN MASONIC DISTRICTS. In the ranks of the District Deputy Grand Masters are to be found some of the most loyal, enthusiastic and conservative of our brethren. I am fully aware of the service rendered by these efficient servants and here pay tribute to their devotion. The work of some of these individuals was outstanding and I am sure they are aware of the personal feelings which I have toward them. The advent of good roads, modern transportation facilities, and other conditions are now such that the number of Masonic Districts can be materially decreased, and it is possible to reduce the present number to nine, with a Deputy Grand Master in each District. This plan will effect a material saving to the Grand Lodge and will in nowise interfere with its efficiency. MASONIC IMPOSTORS. On March 9, 1932, a man claiming to be Lee Sanders, a member of Northeast Lodge No. 643, Kansas City, Mo., asked for an advance of $20.00 from the Secretary of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 51, Hillsboro, Ill. He requested the Secretary to telegraph George R. Hodge, Secretary of Northeast Lodge and offered to the Mt. Moriah Secretary a printed card purporting to be the name and address of Brother Hodge. In a couple hours a telegram was received, signed by George R. Hodge, authorizing the advance of $20.00; the telegram was not signed by the real George R. Hodge; the address on the card was a fictitious one and a con-


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federate in Kansas City signed the telegram authorizing the advance. On April 14, 1932, the same impostor appeared before the Secretary of Pana Lodge No. 226, Pana, Ill., making the same statement, but asking $25.00. Believing that such a condition was fraught with great danger and that other Lodges might be worked in a similar manner, I sent out a circular letter to all Lodges advising them to be on their guard and suggesting a method whereby they might be protected. Shortly after issuing the circular letter on May 4, 1932, I received a letter from Canopy Lodge No. 284, Aurora, Mo., setting forth that their Lodge had been victimized on March 30th by a man giving the name of John E. Whitney, claiming to be a member of Humboldt Park Lodge No. 183, Chicago, Ill.; he produced a receipt signed by Earl G. Beard and giving the Secretary's address as 1419 W. Adams St., Chicago, Ill.; $30.00 was advanced, but a letter addressed to the Secretary at the address given was returned with the notation "not there." Lodges should be warned to exercise every precaution against paying out money, without proper investigation, to these Masonic hitch-hikers. MOON MEETINGS. The practice O<f holding stated communications of Lodges in accordance with the condition of the路 moon should be discouraged. There may have been a time when such a practice was advantageous, but in these modern days it is bothersome and should be abolished. I recommend that each Lodge in this jurisdiction be required to fix its time of stated meetings on calendar dates, which will not necessitate the use of a drug store almanac. AUTOMOBILE EMBLEMS. The only evidence of the Masonic membership of many of our brethren is to be found in the emblems which adorn the radiators of their motor cars. I do not believe the practice is as widespread as it was at one time, but I do believe it is a violation of Masonic etiquette and probably our Masonic law. PILGRIMAGES. The visitation of brethren to other than their own Lodges, and visitations between Lodges should be encouraged, but so much advantage has been taken of this feature by representatives of


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railway lines and others who are profiting by reaSOn of their connection with the pilgrimage, that I do not believe such visitations should be permitted except by specific permission and under the direction of the District Deputy Grand Master. LOTTERIES. There is one field in which there has, apparently, been no depression; I refer to the flood of lottery tickets which have been distributed throughout the jurisdiction during the current year. The first lot consisted of letters addressed to our Secretaries, mailed from the Grand Central Annex Station in New York City, containing lottery tickets and a letter stating that the lottery was for he benefit of the National Masonic Home of Cuba, conducted under the auspices of the Supreme Council 33 of the Grand Lodge of the Island of Cuba, Republic of Cuba. I immediately addressed a letter to Influential Freemasons who had contact with the brethren of Cuba, who informed our Cuban brethren that in mailing out these tickets they were transgressing the laws of our country. A cablegram from Cuba announced that everything possible was being done to secure the return of tickets which had been sent to the United States. From a Masonic Club in Wallingford, Vt., came blocks of tickets for a charity ball, which included a distribution of $50,000.00. The attention of the Grand Lodge of Vermont was called to the matter and I have been informed that the Grand Master of that State has notified them to call in their letters and to return all monies collected, that such an act was not permissible in Vermont and that the brethren who issued them were very much misguided. 0

So common became the issuance of lottery tickets that, following receipt of a notice from the Department of Justice in Washington, D. C., I issued a circular letter to all Lodges in Missouri, calling attention to the danger that might be done the fraternity and individuals, if such conduct was persisted in, and although the Department of Justice's letter was apparently leveled against Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and similar organizations, there was danger that it might be copied by other societies. I received from a St. Louis brother a communication stating: "It is the practice of at least two lodges in 81. Louis County to follow such practices (he refers to a circular letter in connection with lotteries) under the subterfuge of another organization, although composed of Masons only, the main officers of which are the present officers and Past Masters of the Lodge. The affairs are held on Masonic grounds and are usually referred to by the profane as 'The Masons' Picnic'. If it would be possible for you to come to the Masonic Grounds incognito On July 30, 1932, you would see how flagrantly your warning is to be ignored."


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On receipt of- this communication, I addressed a letter to the District Deputy路 Grand Master, explaining I would not send a representative to the picnic incognito, for I believed in warning the .brethren路 beforehand. I directed him to notify the officers of the Lodge that in the conduct of a Masonic picnic, whether conducted by Lodge or individuals, they would be held strictly responsible for actions not in accordance with Masonic custom and prooedure. LODGE CONSOLIDATIONS. On December 18, 1931, I was informed by District Deputy Grand Master Uel Lamkin, Maryville, that Maryville Lodge No. 165 and Nodaway Lodge No. 470 had voted to consolidate, there being but one vote against the consolidation. In December, 1931, I learned of the serious condition which confronted the Lodge at Fairview, Mo. It appeared that the membership was small, meetings were being held with less than the regular number required, and the hall in which the meetings were held had not been dedicated, although occupied for a period of three years. I directed W. A. Phipps, D. D. G. M., to proceed to effect a consolidation between this Lodge and some nearby Lodge, or to arrest the charter if found necessary. On March 21, 1932, I was informed by Brother Phipps that Fairview Lodge No. 619, at its meeting on March 17th, had, with but two dissenting votes, voted to consolidate with Comfort Lodge No. 533 at Wheaton, Barry County, Mo. There are a number of localities where the support of two or more Lodges is a burden. In many instances the formation of these Lodges may be traced back to Civil War times, or to denominational feeling which has developed, resulting in the es" tablishment of a second Lodge. I am familiar with a number ot these situations and recommend that the Grand Master be vested with authority to compel consolidations where he finds it advisable and for the good of the fraternity. MASONIC COURTESY. Of all fraternal organizations, the Masonic Fraternity should rank first in matters of courtesy and fair treatment among its members. Secretaries who write each other letters, arguing over mere technicalities, and members who threaten secretaries who are making an honest effort to collect dues, deserve little at the hands of the fraternity. In connection with these statements, I bring to your attention a situation in which I think Masonic courtesy is entirely lacking, and which situation may; in part, be responsible for the large


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number of suspensions noted. Our law provides that when a delinquent fails to pay his dues on or before a certain communication, the Master shall give notice to the delinquent to appear and show cause. Very few of us, in whatever walk of life we may be, care to receive a communication filled out in printed form, reading: "You are hereby notified to appear before the Lodge at its communication to be held on the day of and show cause why you should not be suspended for non-payment of dues. By order of the WorshipfUl Master."

Is it not possible to revise these forms, or at least devise a procedure so that brethren will not feel aggrieved on receipt of such notice? DISCIPLINE. During the fall of 1931 several Lodges carried notices in their monthly letters, of which the following is a sample: "The 24th will be a home coming night, with special features for the benefit and pleasure * * *. The Lodge will recognize the distinction which has come to us through three of our Past Masters who have been honored by the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite; WorshipfUl Brothers . are now entitled to wear the white caps of the 33掳, and Worshipful Brother the red cap of the K. C. C. H."

I addressed a letter to the Secretary of one of these groups, informing him that while I had the highest respect for the recipients of the honors enumerated and congratulated them upon having attained them, yet a Masonic Lodge was not the place to advertise either the York or Scottish Rites of Freemasonry. This action was taken after having consulted with the Sovereign Grand Inspector General of this jurisdiction. My attention was called by the Secretary of a Lodge to advertisements appearing in newspapers in which Masonic references were made; the Secretary was informed that this was a flagrant violation of Our Section 204; charges were preferred; the offending brother appeared before the Lodge, making profuse apologies. I met with a committee of this Lodge, who explained to me that the offending brother was an influential citizen, ignorant of Masonic law, but with no desire to capitalize his Masonic membership. They believed he should be reprimanded. I had no legal authority to administer a reprimand without trial, but inasmuch as the brother was willing to accept such a reprimand as a compromise, I suggested the withdrawal of charges,路 and the reprimand was duly administered by the District Deputy Grand Master of that district. My attention having been called to a notice appearing in the Kirksville papers, giving the names of those who had taken and


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who were to receive Masonic degrees, I called attention of the brethren responsible and received from them assurance that the error would not be again repeated. Having been informed by the District Deputy Grand Master that Archie Lodge No. 633, Archie, Mo., had not held a meeting for over twelve months, I directed him to visit the Lodge on September 6, 1932, after the Secretary of the Lodge had notified all members, and to open the Lodge that they might determine their future course of action, and to report to me promptly the results of their action. MASONIC DAYS. Many notices, circulars and communications have been addressed to me, relative to the holding of "Masonic Days". Newspapers announced,路 in glaring headlines, a "Masonic Sunday". These notices are violations of our Masonic law,. and while I took no disciplinary action, believing that many of the brethren who were responsible were misguided, I recommend that all such practices be condemned. The publicity given these events is not such as will promote the best interests of our fraternity. EXTRANEOUS SOCIETIES. The Masonic barque is so covered with the barnacles of extraneous societies that ofttimes one wonders whether the ship may land or whether it will sink. Societies and commercial associations, which, under ordinary circumstances, could scarcely pay expenses, limit their membership to Masonic families, or to Masons only, and immediately become successful businesses. The conduct of the membership of many of these societies is not such as to support the dignity of the Masonic character, and the day is rapidly approaching when our fraternity must use a strong hand in dealing with them. Lotteries, side shows, street carnivals, drunken pilgrimages, and conduct such as to disgrace the name of the fraternity, destroys every vestige of their right for Masonic support. If extraneous organizations continue to persist in basing their membership on Masonic connection or membership, then they must expect to be held to account for infraction of the ordinary rules of conduct. The Grand Lodge of Missouri knows no Masonry but the Ancient Craft Masonry of the three degrees. Because of the dignity and the educational infiuence of the York and Scottish Rites and the splendid manner in which these Rites have kept themselves free from censure and reproach, toleration has been accorded them. For the past two years we have read in the metropolitan press, accounts of rows, trials, and counter-trials which have arisen


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in what has been wrongly termed "adoptive Masonry". A prominent official of that association assures me, that in practically all their troubles, there has been a man at the bottom of the trouble. Red-blooded men will find plenty to occupy their time and mind if they confine their activities to a man's fraternity. The Lodge in Missouri affords every opportunity for fellowship and social intercourse, and there is no reason why the membership need go elsewhere, searching for the pot of gold. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS. There have been presented instances in which members of Missouri Lodges were barred from preferment by reason of their residence beyond the imaginary line which separates States. A Missouri Mason cannot, under our law, be Master of his Lodge and live across the line in another State. In many instances, such as Kansas City and St. Louis, this law works a hardship and a restriction not compatible with Masonic principles. Any member of a Masonic Lodge should be eligible to any position in the Lodge, provided the brethren are willing to elect him; in order to remedy this apparent defect in our law, I propose the striking out of Section 93, the words "the permanent removal from the State" and adding between the words "disability" and resignation" the word "or", so that said section, as amended, shall read: "Section 93: In the event of the death, disability, or resignation of any officer of a Lodge, such office ipso facto becomes vacant; provided, that in case of a vacancy so arising in the office of Master, the Senior and Junior Wardens shall, in succession, assume his prerogatives and duties for all purposes, except the installation of officers, until the vacancy in the office of Master shall be filled as provided in Section 95."

The situation which arose in the case of the brother who was a member of Tranquility Lodge No. 274, and who irregularly received degrees in Arrow Rock Lodge No. 55, has brought attention to the necessity of adopting an amendment to our By-laws, making it possible to heal one who has received the degrees legitimately (although irregularly) without the necessity of re-conferring the degree. The process of healing is well known in Masonic tradition and custom; it is derived from an Anglo-Saxon verb, which is derived from an adjective, meaning "hale" or "whole". The term, Masonically, means to "cure" or "correct" an irregularity or an illegality, and is properly applied to situations such as the case of the Arrow Rock brother, where it is desired and proper to make legal and regular the illegal or irregular conferring of a degree upon one who has been innocently a party to the illegality, or irregularity, .and who has not been guilty of any wrong in


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the premises. There is nothing in the jurisprudence of our Grand Lodge which throws any light upon the method to be employed in healing, although the act is recognized generally as good Masonic practice; the prerogative doubtless exists in the Grand Master and the process is simple. It is unnecessary that the entire degree be re-conferred, the candidate being 路obligated in the degree in question, in due and regular form, after the same has been ordered by the Grand Master. I propose the following new section: ..Section............. HEALING: Whenever it shall appear to the satlsfactlon of the Grand Master that any person has been irregularly or illegally initiated, passed, or raised, by any Lodge in this jurisdiction, and that the same was done without the fault of such person, the Grand Master may, in his discretion, cause such person to be healed. If it does not appear to the satisfaction of the Grand Master that said person is entitled to be healed, the Grand Master may order an issue to be made as to whether such person is entitled to be healed, and in such issue, the Lodge shall be titled the plaintiff, and such person, the defendant; the burden of the proof shall be upon the defendant, who shall have the right to open and close. The issue shall be tried and determined otherwise by the same means and measures, so far as applicable, as are provided in the trial code, including trial by commission. The plaintiff defendant shall have the right of appeal to the Grand Lodge, or the Grand Master may order a trial at any time. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to alter the present law relative to Masonic offenses as defined in Section 229 of the Trial Code.

ONANDAGA CAVE. On August 5, 1932, I received a proposal from a brother who received his Entered Apprentice degree in Michigan, but who is now a resident of Missouri. He is the owner of ninety acres of property, containing what is regarded as one of the most beautiful cave properties in Missouri; he estimates the value of the property at from $125,000.00 to $250,000.00; he is seventy-one years of age, his wife fifty-nine; they have no dependents and are willing to turn the p!"operty over to the Masonic Fraternity if given an assurance of a living income to be paid from the fees received from admissions to the cave. I rec9mmend that the offer be investigated by a special committee to be appointed by the Grand Master. MASONIC COLLEGE LOCK AND KEY. On the occasion of my visit to Palmyra, while attending the centennial of that Lodge, I visited the grounds of the old Masonic College at Philadelphia, Mo. While there, I met Brother Finley Tillett, a member of the Lodge at Philadelphia, who presented to the Grand Lodge the old lock and key to the door of the main


PresideJlt's Home, Old Masonic College

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building of the Masonic College. Brother Tillett asked that the gift be entered as a gift from his son, W. F. Tillett, Jr. I have conveyed to Brother Tillett the thanks of the Grand Lodge for this gift. CIRCULAR LETTERS. During the year I was confronted by many conditions necessitating an appeal to Lodges; these appeals were in the· form of circular letters, which I directed to be read before Lodges· at their regular communications. On November 23, 1931, I issued a circular letter calling attention to the unemployment situation and recommended the exercise of charity and the proper handling of suspensions for non-payment of dues. In December, I issued a letter calling attention to the election of officers, recommending the selection of brethren who possessed constructive ability and who could work harmoniusly together, avoiding petty jealousies, to the end that the fraternity might prosper. On January 7, 1932, a circular letter called attention to the Bi-centennial year of the birth of George Washington. All Lodges were asked to observe the anniversary in some manner. On the same date I asked the Grand Secretary to ascertain the number of members who had held continuous membership for forty years and upward. February 25, 1932, a communication was addressed to all Lodges calling attention to arrangements for the Masonic dedication of the George Washington Memorial at Alexandria, Va. April 23, 1932, attention of the brethren was called to attempts which might be made to inject politics in Lodges during this, the campaign year. I suggested that no candidate for political office be asked, or permitted, to make public addresses before Masonic audiences during the period of the campaign. On May 4, 1932, a circular called attention to the attempts of impostors to secure money through stolen Masonic credentials. On July 12, 1932, it was found necessary to issue a letter calling attention to the lottery schemes which were being promoted among . fraternal organizations. LIFE MEMBERSHIP. The granting of life membership, where insufficient financial remuneration is had, is a growing evil which is rapidly approaching the place that, if not checked, will injure every Lodge which has to deal with it. This situation has been brought to my attention by a number of Lodges, with a request that r make a


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recommendation in regard to it. Apparently, Lodges have gotten themselves into a situation from which they cannot easily extricate themselves. An officer of one of our best Lodges, which has the life membership feature, states that it is the will of their Lodge that the life membership be revoked, but that because of the number of life memberships which have been granted, it is almost impossible to change, but that the Grand Lodge can impose restrictions which will afford them the necessary remedy. A Lodge Secretary writes me that his Lodge is over sixty-three years of age, that over one-sixth of their membership are now exempt from dues; that during the year 1932 they will pay to the Grand Lodge $600.00 for members who have paid them nothing. The Masonic bodies of one city sold life memberships in Lodge, Chapter and Commandery for the sum of $100.00, and many of the brethren of that city are wondering why it is impossible to payoff the indebtedness of their temple. A large number of these life memberships are granted to brethren who have served as Masters of their Lodges, positions reo garded by most of us as sufficient honor in themselves. Others grant life membership on the basis of length of membership. The principle of granting life membership is fundamentally wrong, unless there has been paid an amount sufficient to maintain an endowment for the payment of dues. Such a practice does not place the brethren on equal footing; it fails to take into account the probable necessity of raising the annual dues. There is no reason why one who has been honored by having been selected as Master should be given a life membership, for many of these brethren are better able and willing to pay, than many who are in lessened circumstances. There are many instances in which those who served this period in office, and who have been granted life membership, have lost their Masonic interest. Why the Masonic fraternity should carry these individuals on their rolls without payment is one of the questions which you will have to decide. I recommended that the section of the By-laws providing for the granting of life membership be abolished, and that hereafter no remission of dues, in any form, either by reason of meritorious service or life membership, be granted, except in a case of absolute inability to pay. MASONIC PERIODICALS. As a result of the recommendation of Past Grand Master Gentry, authority was given for the appointment of a committee on Masonic Periodicals and the Commercialism of Freemasonry. In the meantime, however, a number of problems were presented for my consideration and decision.


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The publisher of the "Missouri Freemason" wrote me that he had, "Learned definitely that Past Grand Master Gentry ordered the discontinuance of all advertising by Masonic bodies, sending of correspondence reports of meetings, and also discontinuance of the Secretaries' reports. In view of this very serious situation could you not find it possible to state specifically that as far as you are concerned advertising will be permitted if the Lodge so desires and that you will permit the sending of correspondence reports for pUblication as news."

I replied: "I have written you already, relative to the fact that Brother Gentry insists he has issued no orders against your concern, nor has any other Grand Master, so far as I can ascertain. Since no Grand Master has participated in any action against your pUblication and since the publication is strictly a commercial one, I cannot see that the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge has any particular business meddling into one's private affairs. There may be a distinct advantage in haV'ing a magazine for the dissemination of Craft news, but all the orders the Grand Master might give could not force Secretaries and others to patronize the publication, or to give it any news which they did not care to submit."

From the Phillips Masonic Directory Company, St. Louis, I received, on April 23, 1932, a communication stating: "Having studied the directory situation very carefully here in St. Louis and knowing that the last Masonic directory was published in 1929, I am familiarizing myself with some of the conditions which have arisen due to the fact that the former publisher did not, after selling advertising contracts and accepting payment therefore, publish a directory in 1930; the same condition continued during 1931, and still no directory has been published. The number of contracts run into the hundreds, the amount collected into the thousands, which left a deplorable condition in our city to contend with. • • • Having in mind the feeling that I could publish a directory compatible with the dignity of the fraternity and so arrange that no criticism or complaint on the part of anyone would be forthcoming, I have undertaken the task."

In my replies the following statements were made: "Inasmuch as such a proposition is entirely a commercial one, I do not believe it would be the part of wisdom for me to make suggestions to you any more than to say that if such a directory is published it should be one compatible with the dignity of the fraternity and so arranged that it will cause no criticism or complaint on the part of any of the members of our fraternity. I am sure y.our own judgment will dictate the character of the proposed volume. • • • We have a committee on Masonic PUblications, appointed at the last annual communication of the Grand Lodge, and it would appear that this matter would properly come under its jurisdiction. A special meeting of this committee is called for the month of June and I think it highly important to you not to accumulate any additional expense until you can be assured that your action in publishing the directory at this time would not prove objectionable to the Grand Lodge."


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JURISDICTION. A Lodge at Picher, Okla., at the direction of their Grand Master, tried and convicted a member of a Joplin, Mo., Lodge; his punishment was fixed at one year suspension. The Grand Master of Oklahoma, following communication with the Grand Master of Missouri, requested the Lodge to suspend action awaiting outcome of a trial in the Missouri Lodge. The brethren of the Lodge at Joplin were asked to prefer charges and proceed with the trial, since the law of the Grand Lodge of Misouri does not countenance the trial of .our members while residents of other jurisdictions. It is my opinion that there is no legal obligation on the part of the Grand Lodge of Missouri to recognize the suspension by an Oklahoma Lodge, of a Freemason whose membership is in a Missouri Lodge. The Oklahoma bodies have the right to legally deprive our brother of the right to participate in their meetings, but this does not affect his status in Missouri (see 1917 Proc., p. 43; 1912 Proc., p. 73; 1. c. 76). I have serious doubt as to whether the law of the Grand Lodge of Missouri is that of the common law of Masonry, but it is at least the regulation under which the Grand Master works. A Lodge at Eldon, Mo., received a petition from a candidate who had been rejected several years ago in the State of Maryland. After making the necessary investigation, he was elected and the degrees conferred. The Grand Master of Maryland complains that our Lodge has invaded his jurisdiction, inasmuch as they claim permanent jurisdiction over rejected material. The old doctrine of permanent jurisdiction over rejected material was settled by most jurisdictions many years ago, although one or two are still clinging tenaciously to it. I believe our Lodge acted fairly in the matter in writing to the Lodge in which the petitioner was rejected and notifying them of their intent. In our regulations there is nothing to prevent one who has been rejected in another jurisdiction petitioning a Missouri Lodge. Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 received a petition of a candidate who had been rejected in a Lodge in Illinois. As a part of their investigation the committee wrote the Lodge in Illinois and were informed that under their law they had jurisdiction over the rejected applicant for five years, even if he did remove from the State. The principle involved is the same as that in the other case; there is no authority by which the Grand Master, or any Grand Lodge Officer, can recognize the right under any agreement to refuse the aforesaid petition, and the Illinois Grand Lodge has no power to prevent the election; until the Grand Lodge of Missouri shall have recognized the right to exist in other jurisdictions, it is advisable not to interfere with the acceptance


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of such petitions. This Lodge was instructed that since the candidate had once been rejected, good judgment would demand a thorough investigation of the former life and character of the petitioner. I received a request from Country Club Lodge No. 656, stating they had received the petition of one whose business was in Kansas City, Mo., whose friends were members of their Lodge, but that his residence was just across the line in the State of Kansas. I was asked to grant the privilege of receiving the petition, as well as getting a waiver of jurisdiction from the Grand Master of Kansas. Having a knowledge of the situation which exists by reason of the state line passing through Kansas City, Mo., I addressed a letter to the Grand Master of Kansas, explaining the situation, and was informed that, much to their regret, the explicit requirements of their law did not permit waiver of jurisdiction. DuQuoin Lodge No. 234, DuQuoin, Ill., through M. W. Brother G. Haven Stephens, Grand Master, requested a waiver of jurisdiction over Arthur Brown Blacklock, a resident of St. Louis in the jurisdiction of Jennings Lodge No. 640. I wrote the brethren of Jennings Lodge, explaining the situation, and the reason for his receiving the degrees in the Illinois Lodge, and was very happy to comply with the request .of our sister jurisdiction of Illinois by forwarding the required waiver. There was submitted to me a statement of one who had been made a Mason in a Lodge in Kansas City, Mo. It appears that twenty-two years previous he had been rejected in a Lodge in Pennsylvania; he became a resident of Kansas City, Mo., lived there six years, was favorably reported upon, the Lodge having knowledge of the rejection in the Pennsylvania Lodge; he received the degrees and was later promoted to one of the most trusted and important positions of a large railway company and assigned to a city in Pennsylvania. The brother complains that the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania has issued an edict denying him fellowship with the fraternity in that jurisdiction. I replied to the brother that the question of perpetual jurisdiction was one that had caused no little concern among the Grand Lodges of the country, because in most jurisdictions this was not recognized; that I knew of no means whereby I could prevent the enforcement of an edict against his visiting Pennsylvania Lodges, and while it might appear to be unfair, nevertheless it was their law, and, until changed, would probably continue to be enforced. INSURANCE AND BENEFIT ASSOCIATIONS. In recent years there has grown up a large number of relief associations, clubs, and other similar societies designed for fur-


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nishing insurance to Masonic families. Several Lodges appear to have these clubs attached as a sort of side feature, and, in at least two instances, funds of the organization dissipated to such an extent that charges have been filed against offending brethren. Charges, however, do not relieve the odium attached to the violation of so sacred a trust. There is doubt as to the wisdom of these associations being attached to Masonic Lodges. The principal is exactly the same as that involving Masonic Insurance Societies, already condemned by the Grand Lodge. If the policy outlined in these cases is the desire of the Grand Lodge, then certainly the same condemnation would attach to all other benefit societies. It is not wise to permit Lodge circulars or notices to be used in advertising such funds, nor should any officer of a Lodge engage in the collection or disbursement of such funds. If brethren are to be permitted to unite themselves into an association for the furnishing of relief, let it be done, but not as a part of Lodge activities. LODGES PUBLICITY. Many Lodge notices and circulars contain references to other than Lodge activities; many are of such character that the dignity of the fraternity which issued them might be questioned. In the metropolitan press may be found, under Masonic Notices, everything from labor organizations to religious societies. It would appear that there are several cases in which the intent of the notice is to play up the names of the Master and Secretary more than the nature of the meeting. Unless the metropolitan press confines its "Masonic Notices" to strictly Masonic organizations, these public notices should be ordered withdrawn and, as a matter of Masonic policy, the notice should contain nothing more than the name of the Lodge, the hour and place of meeting and the purpose for which held. In large cities, much of this objection would be overcome if there were a common clearing house for such information. DISPENSATIONS GRANTED. The Lodge hall of Euclid Lodge No. 505 being unavailable by reason of repairs which were being made, a dispensation was given to hold their meetings in the Lodge hall of Mt. Moriah Lodge for a period of ninety days, it being understood that the arrangements were satisfactory with Mt. Moriah Lodge. Dispensation was granted to West Gate Lodge No. 445 to meet temporarily in Craftsman hall in the new Masonic Temple, it appearing that a public installation made it impractical for them to meet in their own hall. Dispensation was granted Berlin Lodge No. 378, McFall. Mo..


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to hold their election of officers on December 26th, it appearing that there was not a quorum at the time fixed by their by-laws for their annual election. Dispensation was granted Southwest Lodge No. 466 to hold their election of officers on December 23rd, it appearing there was no quorum at the time fixed by their by-laws for their annual election. Dispensation was granted to Ash Grove Lodge No. 100 to hold their annual election of officers on January 14, 1932, it appearing that a quorum was not present on December 24, 1931, the time fixed by their by-laws. Dispensation was granted to Weatherby Lodge No. 235 to hold a special election on January 9, 1932, it appearing that such action was not taken at the time fixed in their by-laws. Linn Creek Lodge No. 152, Camdenton, Mo., desired a dispensation to lay the cornerstone of their new temple. This dispensation was granted. They next asked for a dispensation to place the cornerstone at the northwest corner of the building instead of the northeast corner, since the stone would be in a more conspicuous and better protected part of the building; they were informed that it required no special dispensation to place the cornerstone in the northwest corner. Conditions best told in the letter which follows, caused me to grant a dispensation to Beacon Lodge No. 3 to re-ballot on the petition of a candidate for affiliation: "I have been informed that an erroneous impression has been created as a result of a talk made by me before the Masters and Wardens Clubs of St. Louis. On that occasion 1 expressed the wish that none of the Lodges in the outlying districts make the burden any greater upon the Temple Association by asking member Lodges to withdraw from the Temple. It appears that one or two individuals took my remarks as meaning that none of the Lodges should accept members from the Temple and that in at least one instance candidates for affiliation have been rejected. "This was certainly not my intent, for I do not believe that petitions from those who come legitimately and with sincere desire to affiliate, and who are not withdrawing for the purpose of securing cheaper dues, should be rejected. "Believing that such remarks have prompted the rejection of a candidate in your Lodge, dispensation is hereby granted you to reballot upon the petition of this rejected brother and 1 would appreciate your reading this letter to the brethren of your Lodge at the time it is presented. "I certainly have no desire to do any injustice to a Lodge or to an individual and 1 take this step of rectifying what may be a mistake on my part."

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Dispensation was granted to Social Lodge No. 266 to hold their election of officers on May 13, 1932, it appearing that the annual election had not been held at the time fixed. I designated District Deputy Grand Master G. A. Sample to inspect the new quarters of Morley Lodge No. 184, and, if approved, to dedicate the same when the building was completed. On June 7, 1932, I was notified of the loss by fire of the Lodge hall of Webster Lodge No. 98. Authority was given to this Lodge to meet in a hall previously used by them as a Lodge hall, when approved by the District Deputy Grand Master. Dispensation was issued to R. W. Brother Harry S. Truman for the laying of the cornerstone of a public school building at Appleton City on June 11, 1932. I am under many obligations to Judge Truman for his assistance in this assignment. Dispensation was issued, under Section 54, on August 16, 1932, to Hope Lodge No. 251, Washington, Mo., to appear in public procession on September 15, 1932, celebrating the Bicentennial of the birth of George Washington. Under ordinary circumstances the dispensation would not have been issued, but because of the Masonic character of the proceedings and the condition of the times I regarded it as a patriotic duty. Dispensation was granted to Gower Lodge No. 397, Gower, Mo., to lay the cornerstone of a church in that city on Saturday, September 17, 1932, and designated the District Deputy Grand Master to officiate. DISP:IDNSATIONS REFUSED. Theodore Roosevelt Lodge No. 661 was invited by the Temple Association of Pomegranate Temple to consider its Temple as a future meeting place and invited the Lodge to hold a special meeting in that Temple. Application for the dispensation was temporarily denied for the reason that no necessity existed for the procedure, nor had I been assured that the representations made were those of a majority of the membership. St. Clair Lodge No. 273 requested dispensation to receive a petition of one not yet of age, but who would be at the time the petition was balloted on. They were informed that he could not be permitted to petition in advance of the time specified by our law. West View Lodge No. 103, through the District Deputy Grand Master, made application for dispensation to re-ballot on the petition for restoration of 0 ........ L ........ M........, a former member of that Lodge, who had been expelled for embezzlement of funds, and who had served a sentence in the Arkansas penitentiary. The petition was denied, first, because insufficient evidence was submitted to prove that a re-ballot would result in his election; again, no evidence was submitted except a mere statement that he has


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held responsible position which would show that he was entitled to a rehearing at this time; third, a re-ballot rarely accomplishes the purpose for which a dispensation is given. I refused a dispensation to Jasper Lodge No. 398 to waive the statutory time between the conferring of the second and third degrees, informing the Lodge that the powers of the Grand Master were limited to dispensations which were in accordance with the laws of the Grand Lodge. Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642, through its Master, made application for a dispensation to re-ballot on the petition of A . S B , stating as a reason that one of their new members had inadvertently divulged the secret of the ballot. Investigation showed that two ballots were taken on the applicant, both of which were unfavorable, the first ballot showing three black balls, the other two. The petition showed that he had been rejected in St. Louis Lodge No. 20, a fact not submitted to me when the request for dispensation had originally been made. Letters addressed to two distinguished members of the fraternity referred to in the petition remain unanswered. The application was denied and the Lodge was informed that inasmuch as the petitioner had previously been rejected in St. Louis No. 20 and Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642, that three ballots were cast against the petitioner on the first ballot and two On the second ballot, the fact that a young brother inadvertently divulged the secret of the ballot would in nowise change its character, and finally, that no good is accomplished by the granting of a dispensation to re-ballot. Dispensation was refused 'Carthage Lodge No. 197 to change their stated communication from Thursday, December 24, to Monday, December 28, since it was not within the power of the Grand Master to waive the by-laws of a subordinate Lodge. Dispensation was refused Tower Grove Lodge No. 631 to reballot on the petition of one who had been rejected. It was the belief of the Master of this Lodge that the rejection was due to a ballot box which was out of commission. I replied, denying the application and adding that should this request be granted, every Lodge In the State with rejected candidates would find ballot boxes which did not work at. the time of the rejection. Beacon Lodge No. 3 received the petition of an Indiana brother for affiliation. After the petition had gone to the investigating committee, request was made in writing for its withdrawal. Under the law a Lodge has no authority to permit a withdrawal; the Grand Master was asked to grant dispensation in order to permit it. The Lodge was informed that the Grand Lodge had ruled (1919 proc. p. 13), that the Grand Master could not grant a dispensation allowing a petition for affiliation to be withdrawn after it had been referred to a committee.


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I refused a dispensation to Montgomery Lodge No. 246 to hold meetings in their new hall until after it had been dedicated and consecrated. Dispensation was refused Raytown Lodge No. 2'23 to hold their annual election on Thursday, January 21, 1932, since there was insufficient time to give legal notice to membership. I refused a dispensation to St. John's Lodge No. 28 to confer degrees, as a Lodge, in the George Washington National Memorial Building in Alexandria, Va., since the authority of the Grand Master does not permit him to authorize Lodges to meet elsewhere than those places specified in the charter, and in this instance it would be an invasion of the Virginia jurisdiction. Request was received from Pyramid Lodge No. 180 for a dispensation to re-ballot on the petition of H ........ J ........ B......... The letter containing the request conveyed no reason for the granting of the dispensation and, under the circumstances, it was refused. Missouri Lodge No. 1 made application for dispensation to reballot on the petition of S........ J ........ B........, the reason given was that, "On that evening St. Louis Chapter, Order of DeMolay, were to exemplify their degree work. The Worshipful Master, together with several of the brethren, are of the opinion that a mistake was made in the ballot on account of the rush to get through with our meeting"

They were informed that the fact of their Lodge making a "mistake in the ballot on account of the rush to get through the meeting" was not sufficient reason for the granting of such, dispensation. There is nothing more important than the business of the Lodge and no entertainment should ever be permitted to interfere with the necessary consideration of Lodge matters. Dispensation was refused to Sheldon Lodge No. 371 to confer degrees out of the statutory time. Hale City Lodge No. 216 has fixed the time of their regular meetings at 8: 00 p. m. They desired a dispensation to enable them to hold their regular communication on a certain evening at 7: 00 p. m. for reasons which were assigned. They were informed that their hours of meeting were fixed by their by-laws and neither the Grand Master, nOr the Grand Lodge had authority to change them by dispensation or otherwise. DECISIONS. 1. Question: A member of a Missouri Lodge asked for a dimit for the purpose of affiliating with another Lodge; his dues were paid in full but he was indebted in a small way to the Lodge building fund. I was asked whether a dimit could be issued while he was thus obligated.


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Decision: .My decision is that the Lodge cannot withhold the dimit or certificate of good standing because of any obligation he may owe to the building fund of the Lodge. This fund is no part of the dues and Section 165 sets forth three reasons (exclusive of passing the proficiency examination) for the granting of dimits : first, dues fully paid; second, not under charges; third, not indebted in an official capacity. This decision does not cover any legal liability, but deals only with the termination of Lodge membership. He was evidently not under charges, and since the reference to his indebtedness in an official capacity has reference to his holding of office in which he might be indebted by reason of his position, there is no reason to withhold a dimit. 2. Question: A petitioner for the degrees, whose residence for many years had been in a college town, applied to a Lodge in another city; the date of his petition was November 14, 1931. It was his contention in making the application that he had been a resident of the city in which he petitioned since May, 1931, because he had been elected a teacher in the schools and had signed a contract in that month and year, although he had not moved to the city until September 1, 1931. Decision: I informed the Lodge that, in my opinion, the petitioner did not become a resident of the city until September, 1931, at which time he went there and took up his residence, that the mere signing of a contract had nothing to do with the question of residence. 3. Question: One of the District Deputy Grand Masters was asked by a Lodge in his district as to when a Grievance Committee should and could function. Decision: I wrote the Lodge that a Grievance Committee had no functions other than those set forth in the by-laws, Sections 237-246, and that I would not regard it as 路advisable for a committee to assume voluntarily, or to have placed upon it by request of the Master of the Lodge, the duties of endeavoring to settle a case. Such a committee is charged with the responsibility of arriving at an opinion as to whether there is, or is not, probable cause to believe that an offense had been committed, and as to the probable guilt of the accused. An effort by such a committee to settle a case might result in the person whose conduct is under consideration, communicating infurmation in confidence which he would not be obligated to give. If such information be thereafter used by the committee in arriving at its opinion, there would be just ground for the person whose conduct is investigated to feel aggrieved because of the use of information confidentially communicated by him to the committee. It is my opinion that it is wise for a committee to confine its functions to duties given it by the by-laws.


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Question: A Lodge wrote as follows: "We have a brother who is in need of financial aid; he wants to borrow the money from our Lodge on personal collateral. If we should decide to make it, can we loan on personal collateral or can we make a loan at all? Can the matter be handled at a special meeting, with only a quorum present?" Decision: I informed the Lodge that it was poor financial policy

for a Lodge to loan money to its membership, that it was much like lending money to relatives. 5. Question: Parrott Lodge No. 308, Maysville, Mo., had presented to them a petition for degrees from a candidate living outside their jurisdiction. The petitioner was in the jurisdiction of Berlin Lodge No. 378, which is inactive. A request for a waiver brought a reply from the Secretary, that the Lodge would waive, if Parrott Lodge would send them the initiation fee, less the price of the apron. Decision: I instructed the two Lodges that under Section 189, a Lodge must either waive or not waive, that there was no such process as waiving with conditions attached. 6. Question: Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 planned to hold an open celebration of Washington's birthday, a feature of the celebration being the planting of a memorial tree on the Masonic Temple grounds, on Sunday, February 21, 1932. Officers of the Grand Lodge had informed them that the meeting could not be legally held, and the matter was referred to me. Decision: I ruled that under Sections 53, 54, 206, a Lodge may not perform such activities on Sunday. 7. Question: The following was presented to me: "Can a deceased member, or rather an ex-member, who stood suspended at the time of his death, be legally reinstated by paying up what dues he was in arrears at the time he was suspended. The reason I am asking you this question is that a young lady school teacher in our jurisdiction would like to make application for membership in the O. E. S."

Decision: I informed the brother that I knew of no metho路d whereby a deceased Master Mason could be legally reinstated to good standing by the payment of back dues. 8. Question: Does a man have to be a citizen of the United States before the mysteries of Freemasonry may be conferred on him? Our Lodge has the petition of a man who was born in Australia, but who has been living in the United States. Decision: I informed the Lodge that it was unnecessary for a petitioner to be a citizen of the United States in order to be eligible to receive Masonic degrees. Residence and character are the primary requirements; it is the wide tolerance shown by our Institution, and its international character that make the fraternity an actual brotherhood.


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9. Question: "A brother Mason wishes to rent the Masonic hall to have a 'pinochle' party and invite friends; no prizes to be given. Will it be lawful to let him have it?" Decision: The Grand Lodge has a specific resolution against card playing in Masonic Lodge halls. I would therefore regard it as an infraction of law for a Lodge to rent their hall to an individual for such purpose. 10. Question: "At our regular meeting, February 27, 1932, our Lodge voted as to whether we would move our meeting place to a hall across the street. Notice had been sent to resident members and the vote stood ten for the present hall to seventeen for the one across the street. The Master declared we had elected to stay in the present hall. After the Lodge closed it was found that two members had voted who had not taken their third degree examination. Is this sufficient cause to declare the vote void?" Decision: My reply was that if two members who had not taken their third degree examination voted upOn any proposition, their vote should not have been considered in passing upon the question presented; that if their vote had in any way changed the action of the Lodge, then it would be reason for a reconsideration and vote. 11. Question: A St. Louis Lodge received the petition of a candidate in which question No.8 was answered in the negative. The degree of Entered Apprentice was conferred, during which time he answered some of the questions without being prompted. Following the conferring of the degree he admitted he had received the degrees in a Mexican Lodge, regarded by us as clandestine. The petition was investigated by a very competent committee. The Master of the Lodge temporarily suspended further work awaiting instructions from the Grand Master. Decision: I wrote the District Deputy Grand Master that the Grand Lodge of Missouri did not recognize any Lodge in the Mexican jurisdiction in which the petitioner had received clandestine degrees, that an ap,plicant for Masonic degrees would not necessarily have to list in his petition any reference to his having received degrees in such an organization; that while it might have been better to have communicated this fact to the committee on investigation, that his failure to do so did not constitute a misdeed; that there was apparently no intent to evade the law, and that a man should be judged according to his i~tentions, and not altogether according to his acts. 12. Question: For many years the Grand Lodge of New Mexico has been purchasing their official monitors of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. During the last year, New Mexico decided to issue


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their own monitorial work and the Grand Master of that jurisdiction, through their Grand Secretary, made formal request for the use of the material appearing in the monitor which is copyrighted by this Grand Lodge. Decision: I addressed their Grand Secretary a letter stating that the monitorial work of our Grand Lodge was copyrighted, but not with the intention of preventing its legitimate use by Grand Lodges recognized by this jurisdiction, and authorized them to use the monitor, or extracts therefrom, without in any way infringing on our copyright. 13. Question: An officer of a Lodge reported that the Secretary of the Lodge had appointed a substitute Secretary who attended all the Lodge meetings, but that the actual Secretary collected the salary for services as Secretary. He desired to know what was correct in the premises. Decision: I informed him that where a Secretary was not properly functioning, the brethren should replace him with a competent Secretary, but as long as he retained the position and the Lodge fixed the salary, he was entitled to receive that salary, whether he was in attendance or not. 14. Question: Florence Lodge No. 261 asked whether it would be proper to take part in a Memorial Day program under the auspices of a Cemetery Association. The Lodge had been asked to supply a speaker who would present data dealing with the George Washington Bicentennial. Decision: They were informed that it was hardly proper for a Lodge to take part in a Memorial Day program as a Lodge, and especially where it was done under the auspices of a Cemetery Association, that I could see no objection to one of their members, as an individual, making an address and utilizing material from the life of George Washington. 15. Decision: A Lodge may request another Lodge to examine one of its candidates as to his proficiency. 16. Decision: Numerous communications were received from Lodges relative to the accepting of petitions from individuals who were engaged in temporary construction work. In all instances they were urged to be exceedingly careful in accepting petitions from men temporarily located, and that in no instance should such petitions be received without first securing a waiver of jurisdiction from Lodges involved: 17. Question: The President of the Brotherhood Masonic Temple Association of St. Jose,ph stated that the Association was, "Contemplating an outdoor sporting event in August which will consist of swimming, motor boat racing, all clean sport, but this event will come on Sunday and in order that the Association does


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Decision: I wrote the President of the Association that I doubted the wisdom of the Association attempting to hold any sort of a sporting event on the day commonly called Sunday and that such action would bring upon its Association the condemnation of the Grand Lodge. 18. Queston: A member of Polar Star Lodge No. 79 asked as to the attitude of the Grand Lodge and subordinate Lodge.s toward members who had been convicted of bootlegging offenses in the United States District Court. Decision: I informed the member that the violation of any laws of the United States, or any of the constituent States, is a Masonic offense, particularly if it involves moral turpitude; that the Masonic Fraternity has ever insisted upon proper respect for constituted authority.

19. Question: The Secretary of Western Star Lodge No. 15 wrote that at a meeting of Saturday, June 18, 1932', the subject came up as to delinquent members. Notices had been sent to members to appear and show cause why they should not be suspended; only a few came to Lodge. A motion carried that the delinquent dues be remitted, some of those being delinquent voting for the motion. One-third of the Lodge were reported delinquent; only a few were unable to pay. Decision: I wrote the Secretary of this Lodge that the very fact that their Lodge had remitted dues of one-third of its membership, without due investigation, was an act which would be looked upon with disfavor by the Grand Lodge. 20. Question: Cypress Lodge No. 227 failed to hold its annual election in June. Following a discussion in which it was decided to let all officers hold over for the ensuing year, the matter was presented to me. Decision: I wrote them that under no circumstances should a Lodge pass up its annual election of officers and that the necessary dispensation for such election would be issued on request. 21. Decision: Section 74 provides that $1.50 of the amount collected shall be used for the support of the Masonic Home, unless otherwise ordered by the Grand Lodge. A standing resolution on page 178 of the Constitution specifies that these funds are to be turned over to the Home weekly as collected. Under ordinary circumstances there would have existed no necessity for a proper construction of this law, but because of the failure of banks many of the remittances sent to the Grand Secretary are returned. The Grand Secretary construed the words "as collected" to mean the time when the proceeds of the checks sent by the


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Grand Treasurer for collection had been received into the Grand Treasury, otherwise the Grand Treasurer was in a position of having paid out from the treasury amounts which he may not actually have received by reason of the time necessary for the collection of checks from individual Lodges. In this interpretation I concur, the amount of the check is not deemed as collected until the check is paid, nor is there any obligation to pay over to the Home the amount represented by such check until it has reached the Grand Lodge treasury. In this connection I believe that the plan of turning monies over to a committee, or to the Home, without the appropriation being made through the Committee on Ways and Means is fundamentally wrong, notwithstanding the resolutions which have been adopted from time to time, and I therefore recommend that to Section 74 of the Constitution there be added the words "but that no monies may be paid out without the consent and approval of the Committee on Ways and Means." 22. Question: Jackson Lodge No. 82 asked whether it would be possible to obtain a dispensation to confer the degree of Fellow Craft in advance of the time fixed by law. Decision: The Lodge was informed that neither the Grand Lodge nor the Grand Master had authority to abrogate the laws set forth governing the advance of candidates through the degrees. 23. Question: Tyro Lodge No. 12, Caledonia, Mo., is the owner of a building, the lower floor of which is a general mercantile establishment operated by a member of that Lodge. An advertising concern desired to paint a sign on the outside of the building. The Lodge asked whether it was lawful to permit this to be done. Decision: They were informed that the Lodge could rent to any reputable business concern advertising space, providing the lease did not conflict with other contractual obligations of the Lodge. As to whether the tenant or Lodge were entitled to the payment, an examination of the contract would be necessary, but they were cited to the common law which provides that in the absence of exception or reservation evidencing a contrary intention, the lease of a building passes the outside walls, and likewise the lease of a portion of a 'building bounded in part by an outside wall carries with it both sides thereof. 24. Question: The Secretary of Theodore Roosevelt Lodge No. 661 stated that the Lodge had been offered an investment plan whereby small sums would be accepted for permanent investment, the plan included cash surrender and borrowing features. Not finding anything in Grand Lodge law relative to this, the question of investment was presented to me. Decision: The Secretary was informed that the Grand Lodge did not attempt to supervise the financial affairs of a Lodge except


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in those Jnstances in which the Lodge action might lead to a condition in which the reputation of the fraternity might be in question. There was added, as a suggestion, that investmen.ts on the part of Lodges in other than government securities might be fraught with considerable danger. 2'5. Question: A brother was notified to appear on June 16, 1932, and show cause why he should not be suspended n. p. d. He, as well as several others, failed to appear and the time was extended to June 30th; on that evening the Lodge convened at 8:20 p. m., at which time the brother was suspended. On leaving the Lodge room the brethren were informed that the brother who had been suspended had been killed in a railroad accident at 8: 10 p. m. The Secretary desired to know whether the brother should be reported as dead or suspended. Decision: As the brother died before suspension, he should be reported as a member of the Lodge at the time of his death. 26. Question: Russellville Lodge No. 90 reported that a resident of that city desired to petition the Lodge, but that he had not yet resided in this State the sufficient length of time, that he had petitioned a Lodge in Pennsylvania, but, having removed from thai State, withdrew his petition after a favorable report by the committee. Decision: The petitioner is not a resident in the State of Missouri a sufficient length of time to comply with the Masonic law of Missouri; the Lodge in Pennsylvania which he petitioned has lost its juriSdiction, inasmuch as the petition was returned to him. 27. Question: At what time should the installation of officers take place. Decision: There is no fixed time for the installation of officers. It is supposed to be accomplished as soon as possible after their election; very often Lodge by-laws prescribe the time. 28. Question: Does the newly adopted section on fees (1931 proc. p. 165) prohibit a Lodge from continuing to require the whole amount with the petition. Decision: It does not. 29. Question: Can the names of our new officers be supplied to a Masonic publication. Decision: This question is a matter for your Lodge and membership alone to decide and not a matter for official decision by the Grand Master. 30. Question: Is there a Constitutional objection to a Blue Lodge meeting on the ground floor of a building, provided, of course, the room is properly equipped? Decision: The objection to meeting on the ground floor. of a building is largely a traditional one. Safety and secrecy are tbe


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only requirements, and the one designated to inspect the building is the final judge. My own judgment is that a building would have to measure up to rather rigid requirements to meet the requirements of secrecy. 31. Question: A brother petitioned our Lodge for membership and two weeks later he was elected. Is the election legal? Decision: It is not, the law specifying that a petition for membership shall not be balloted on until it shall have lain over for four weeks. 32. Question: What i,s the status of a Fellow Craft who received the degree on January 3, 1931, but who did not offer himself for advancement until January 2, 1932, at which time he was present, but not enough brethren were present to open the Lodge. While waiting for others who might come, our Master examined him privately and found he knew scarcely anything about the degree. Decision: Section 115, page 31, of our by-laws, provide that a Fellow Craft who fails to present himself for advancement within one year after receiving the degree shall regularly petition, etc. Since the brother did present himself on January 2nd, he has complied with the law in that respect and his failure to be examined was due to the failure of the Lodge to secure a quorum. The fact that he was privately found to be not proficient could not enter in the discussion. He should be notified that unless he appears on the occasion of your next communication he will forfeit his rights for advancement without regularly petitioning.

33. Question: Brother W. E. Adams, who has been residing in K,ansas City the past two Years, received his Entered Apprentice degree in Milford, Ohio, Lodge No. 54, June 17, 1919; he is now desirous of finishing his work. The Grand Lodge of the State of Ohio retains jurisdiction for three years over a candidate and Milford Lodge has issued a certificate stating the fact but cannot issue a dimit. How should this case be handled? Decision: From correspondence with the Grand Master of Ohio, I find the law as stated in the Secretary's letter and the ceI'tificate issued Brother Adams as an Entered Apprentice is now, because of the expiration of a three-year period, the same as an official dimit from Milford Lodge. The Grand Master of Ohio assured me their Lodge had no further jurisdicton and that the brother was at liberty to petition for the remaining degrees elsewhere, Upon receipt of this statement I informed the Secretary he could receive the petition for the remaining degrees. In regard to the affiliation fee for the Masonic Home, the Lodge was informed that no fee had been charged since January 1, 1922 (See Constitution, p. 29).


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34. Question: When a Lodge waives jurisdiction does it thereby waive tne fee? Decision: Yes, unless through some mutual understanding, previously had, other arrangements were made. 35. Question: "A brother asked for a certificate of good standing for the purpose of affiliating with our Lodge; it was finally sent to him in December, but by the time our Lodge could take action the first of January had arrived; they are now refusing to send the dimit, claiming another year's dues." Decision: In this instance I addressed a letter to the Secretary of the Lodge complained against, expressing the belief that much of the trouble was due to a misunderstanding and lack of Masonic courtesy, that Lodges should not hold up such matters involving membership over mere technicalities, that in this instance the dimit was held up over the question of payment of one month's dues. The law specifies that when a certificate of good standing is issued the Lodge should enter the order upon its record, that upon receipt of notice of election to membership the Secretary should immediately issue the dimit and forward it to the Secretary of the Lodge in which he had been elected. 3,6., Question: A Lodge had not been holding meetings for several months; they were visited by the District Deputy Grand Master, who failed to secure a quorum; at approximately 10: 00 o'clock that evening they managed to secure enough members to hold a meeting. One of the matters of business transacted at that meeting was the election of a brother to membership. The De'puty informed them that their meeting had been irregular and that the business transacted thereat would have to be taken up later. More than six months later, without notice to the brethren, the petition was again taken up for action and the candidate elected, the action being had on a certificate of good standing which had been issued at least eight months previous. Our law specifies that a certificate must be presented within ninety days of the time of its issue. The question asked is as to whether the presentation of the certificate issued complies with the law; whether or not a new certificate should not have been issued. Another question was whether the election of the petitioner might be taken up and passed upon six months later, the original meeting at which he had been elected having been declared irregular. Decision: My re,ply was that the meeting at which the petitioner was elected had been irregular and the time having expired for his cerUficate of good standing, it would be necessary for him to present a new certificate and to re-petition the Lodge. 37. Question: Rockhill Lodge No. 663 proposed an amendment to its by-laws providing that any brother between the ages of


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thirty and fifty years, who had been a member in a Missouri Mas'Onic Lodge for a period of ten years or longer, and had paid his dues during that period, and who shall be elected to membership, shall be given a credit of ten years toward life membership in the latter Lodge. Decision: Section 160 of our by-laws provides that a Lodge may alter its by-laws providing for life membership, and exemption from Lodge dues of any of its members conditioned up'On length of membership or other meritorious cause. The payment of dues is certainly a meritorious cause and the Lodge is entitled, if it desires so to do, to give credit as set forth in the amendment. 38. Question: A brother who had been raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason petitions the Chapter, giving his personal check for the fee, but subsequently stops payment on the check after he is elected; he gives no explanation and refuses to offer any basis for his action. Has the brother committed a Masonic offense? Decision: Whether charges could be satisfactorily maintained under paragraph "B" of Section 228 would depend altogether on conditions which surrounded the act. As a matter of fact, the Chapter probatbly erred in accepting a petition accompanied by a check. The law specifies that the petition should be accompanied by the fee and although I know it is the custom for Masonic bodies to accept checks, when they do so, they do so only at their own risk. 39. Question: A District Deputy Grand Master asks for a decision covering Section 50 of the by-laws, desiring to know whether a subordinate Lodge can stand sponsor for, or permit its hall to be used, for a show which has absolutely nothing to do with Freemasonry except that all proceeds over and a:bove the sum of $50.00 were to be divided ti,fty-fifty with the Lodge. Decision: This section of our law provides that it is not lawful to rent the Lodge room for suppers, entertainment, etc, as a Lodge room should be used for Lodge purposes only. (See 1907 proc. p. 14.) It is beneath the dignity of our fraternity for Lodges to engage or associate themselves with others in a strictly commercial way. 40. Question: Civil Bend Lodge No. 409 suspended operations about twenty-five years ago; their property was never returned to the Grand Lodge and recently I received a communication from the Secretary of Havana Lodge No. 21 stating that the paraphernalia was in their midst, that they would be glad to clean it, repair it and make use of it if permitted by the Grand Lodge. Decision: I directed them to return the seal and to make such distribution of the Lodge furniture as they might see fit.


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41. Question: A number of Lodges have petitioned me to grant them an extension of time for the payment of per capita tax due the Grand Lodge. Decision: In every instance I have explained that I am without authority to extend the time, but that payment of such amount of monies as were at hand should be made, and a complete statement of their inability made to the Grand Secretary, awaiting the orders of the Grand Lodge. 42. Question: A District Deputy Grand Master presents the situation of a Lodge having 290 members and 60 delinquents; 25 of these asked for an extension of time, 15 for remission, two make promises and 18 fail to answer. He asks what disposition should be made of the delinquents. Decision: As to those who ask for an extension, I believe fraternal courtesy, under present conditions, should be accorded; those who ask for remission should be investigated and, if approved, the dues remitted; those who desire to pay half their dues in June are showing their sincerity and should be continued; those who willfully fail to reply to communications should be suspended, after an investigation. As to what the Grand Lodge would lose by remission, they would also lose the same amount if these members were suspended. The Grand Lodge must bear its burden along with the Lodges; if its revenues diminish, its expenses will have to be reduced. 43. Question: A Lodge would like to know as to whether the Grand Lodge has a program to be followed at the dedication of ~ Lodge room. Does the service include a part by the Eastern Star? Can the dedication service be semi-public so that the Order of Eastern Star can be invited? Decision: There is a specific ceremony provided for the dedication and consecration of Masonic buildings; it will be found in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge. None but a Masonic organization can participate in these ceremonies; to include a program by the Eastern Star would be entirely out of place. Invitations to attend should include all Master Masons and their families. 44. Question: The Junior Warden of a Lodge asks as to Section 251, which provides that the Junior Warden may choose counsel to assist him in the conduct of a trial and that he may call an attorney. He desires to know whether the Junior Warden路 has power to employ counsel, whether the Master or the Grievance Committee may employ counsel, or whether the Junior Warden could employ counsel and that in the event the Junior Warden should decide that it was not necessary to employ such counsel, whether he could be compelled to call an aftorney to assist him.


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Decision: It is my opinion that Section 251 means just what it states: "That he may choose counsel." I do not believe it mandatory for the Junior Warden so to do, but that he should be governed by conditions. In many instances Junior Wardens are possessed of legal ability and it would be foolish to go to the expense of employing legal talent when the Junior Warden is competent to perform that task. I believe it wise for the Junior Warden to consult with other officers of the Lodge so that their action may harmonize. 45. Question: I am in receipt of a request from one of our Congressmen for a printed list of our membership. I do not know what he wants to do with it, but I might hazard a guess. Is it proper or lawful to furnish this list? Decision: You should supply no copy of your directory, especially where you have reason to believe it is to be used for political purposes. 46; Question: Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 received a bill for $505.00 from the Kansas City Board of Relief, being for assessment on initiates reported in 1928. They submit the question as to whether they can be compelled to pay for 1928 inasmuch as no assessment was made during that year. Decision: It is my opinion that these assessments are not cumulative, but I wrote the Lodge that it was my suggestion that they should take a generous attitude in the matter, and that their Lodge co-operate with the other Lodges in Kansas City so that they might come toa proper understanding of the relief situation. 47. Question: Carthage Lodge No. 197 asks whether a brother who lives in Oklahoma, but who dimitted from their Lodge in 1903 and who has lost his dimit, can be reinstated in their Lodge. Decision: No, for the reason that he is not now a resident of Missouri. His petition for reinstatement would have to follow the regular channel. If the brethren of Oklahoma desire his affiliation, doubtless the necessary affidavits could be made so that he might secure a duplicate dimit, but one who remains without the fold for a period of almost thirty years apparently has little interest in his Masonic relationship. 48. Question: A brother writes me: "One of our brothers died on July 18th. The Lodge was opened in due form; the funeral service being over, I think the Lodge should be closed, but it was not. There were three of us that returned to the hall, but not enough to close and it is still open, so will you please let me know in regard to this." Decision: It is not necessary that an actual quorum be present in order to carry out the closing ceremonies of the Lodge, ai-


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though I cannot encourage the practice. Care should be taken with Lodges; they should not be allowed to lay around open indiscriminately; at the time this brother wrote, his Lodge had been left open for almost a month. 49. Question: Is it permissible to combine the offices of Treasurer and Secretary for convenience and economy? Decision: I do not believe it is the intention of the Grand Lodge to permit one member to hold two elective positions, especially those of Treasurer and Secretary. 50. Question: I would like to obtain a ruling in connection with the advertising ofa Masonic Cemetery, as the ruling of Past Grand Master Gentry was such that it practically abrogates a contract which We have with a company and will cost us in the neighborhood of $200.00. I refer to the Hiram Park 'Cemetery, owned and controlled by the Masons Security Company. The company is a mutual company, getting away from the definite commercial aspect; it is of such a nature that it can be absolutely considered non-profiting. The name is gained from the fact that the cemetery is located on Mason Road in St. Louis County. Decision: In replying I quoted from a letter written them by the Past Grand Master who made the decision in which he said: "I still think that the use of the name 'Mason' in the corporate name is a violation of the spirit and the letter of Section 204. The mere fact that the cemetery itself happens to be located on a road bearing the name 'Mason' does not change my view, for an advertisement to be published in a Masonic paper and having the name 'Mason' in connection with the corporate name seems to me to be decidedly misleading."

To this communication I added that I was in thorough accord with the opinion of Brother Gentry, expressing the hope that the Association, appreciating the desires and wishes of the Grand Lodge, would comply with these ideas and thereby remove cause for any misunderstanding. 51. Question ~ Almost all the troubles and jealousies we have in our Lodge the past several years have been caused by trouble in the Eastern Star Chapter and just now the Worthy Patron elect has declared in Chapter that he will not be present to be installed at a joint installation of the O. E. S. and Masons. Our members have lost all interest in Lodge work in the last year or two because of some hard feeling in the O. E. S. What should be done? Decision: I have never been a beliQver in joint installation of o1ficers. The Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge are two distinct organizations and should be kept entirely separate. If the Worthy Patron does not want to be installed at a joint installation, let him be insta.lled separately.


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52. Question: Regarding a Masonic trial by commission, is the trial conducted in open Lodge or before the commission, including witnesses and defendant? Who are eligible to attend other than the membership of the Lodge? Decision: The commission trial is not held in open Lodge and, in my judgment, the trial commission are themselves the judges as to who can be admitted to the hearing, their action being taken under Sections 250-25l.

53. Question: Our Lodge is contemplating the purchase of a tract of land, six acres路 more or less, for the purpose of using such land for a Masonic Cemetery. We have $300.00 on hand in bonds and $40.00 in cash; we contemplate giving a note for $200.00. We would like to have your permission before we go further. Decision: My experience with the Lodge ownership of cemeteries is such that I would wish to discourage purchase or investment in such property. Your Lodge has only eighty-nine members and I do not believe you are in a financial position to finance such a project. Considerable feeling often develops over the policies adopted in connection with the management of a cemetery association; you will find that only路 a small percentage of your members are actually interested in such an association, for I presume there. are, near your city, other satisfactory cemeteries. By the purchase of such a tract you virtually obligate the Lodge to pay for upkeep in perpetuity. Under the circumstances, I feel the necessity of denying the application.

54. Question: May a trustee of a Lodge loan money of the Lodge without its consent? Decision: A trustee is responsible to the Lodge for each and all of his acts and it is bad policy for a trustee to loan money without the approval of the body he represents.

55. Decision: On July 18, 1931, the Grand Master of Oregon informed the then Grand Master, Wm. R. Gentry, that' charges had been preferred in Chiloquin (Ore.) Lodge No. 197 against Ray Harpham, a Fellow Craft and member of Mt. Zion Lodge No. 327 of West Plains, Mo. Under the Oregon law, charges against members of other jurisdictions are referred to the Grand Master of the other jurisdiction in order to give the Lodge an opportunity of conducting the trial. Grand Master Gentry asked the Lodge at West Plains, Mo., as to whether it agreed to have the charges transferred and was instructed to give consent for trial to be held in Chiloquin Lodge; the brother was duly expelled and notice given. I notified路 the Lodge at West Plains of the action of the Oregon Lodge. I do not believe that, under the present law in Missouri, Mt. Zion Lodge No. 327 could transfer its authority for


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trial' to another jurisdiction and that the expulsion, as matters now stand, is null and void. 56. Question: A Fellow Craft, originally a member of TranquUity Lodge No. 275, which later consolidated with Cambridge Lodge No. 63, yet who was a resident of Arrow Rock, Mo., desired to proceed with his Masonic work. He petitioned Arrow Rock Lodge No. 55, in the town in which he was a resident, without going through the formality of obtaining any sort of certificate of good standing or dimit; he was elected to receive the third degree and路 did receive it at a meeting of the Saline County Masonic Association, held at Nelson, Mo., July 30, 1931, members of Cambridge Lodge No. 63 being present and assisting. The Fellow Craft degree was conferred upon him August 29, 1906, and he doubtless petitioned the Lodge' in good faith and was accepted by Arrow Rock Lodge in good faith. Cambridge Lodge did not feel aggrieved in the matter and were perfectly willing to grant any sort of dimit or certificate necessary for him. to affiliate with the Lodge in his own town. A mistake was made by the Lodge at Arrow Rock in failing to secure the dimit or to make request of Cambridge Lodge. He received the third degree regularly, but technically unlawfully. The question was as to the best way out of the proposition without setting up any precedent or violating any law. Decision: The 1931 proceedings of the Grand Lodge show that the then Grand Master (1931 proc. decision 9) instructed the Secretary of Arrow Rock Lodge, on July 22, 1931, that "the proper course to be followed is for him to petition Cambridge Lodge for a .certificate of dlmission. * * * He should state the facts as to his ,petitioning and. being accepted .in Tranquility Lodge. * * * That he has never received his third degree and should ask for a certificate of dimission;. when that certificate is issued it should be presented to Arrow Rock Lodge with a petition for affiliation" It appeared from the correspondence that eight days later Arrow R,ock Lodge 'proceeded to confer the third degree without obtaining this certificate, placing the Lodge in. the position of. disobeying the instruction of the Grand Master.. Inasmuch as the Grand Lodge has provided no method of healing candidates, the only alternative was for Cambridge Lodge No. 63 to confer the third degree, or, if the petitioner desired, to obtain the degree in Arrow Rock Lodge No. 55; the latter Lodge would confer the degree if the provisions of either Section 117 or 181 of the Grand Lodge ByLaws be fiist complied with; that Arrow Rock Lodge irregularly conferred the third degree and the only thing to be' done was to accept the dimit, elect him as a Fellow 'Craft and proceed in the regular form; Senior Grand Warden Barnhill visited Arrow Rock Lodge on the, evening of December 30, 1931, saw that the


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certificate of dimission from Cambridge Lodge was properly received and recorded, and the third degree conferred, brethren from Cambridge Lodge assisting. 57. Question: Brother Walter John Schmid of Euclid Lodge No. 505 petitioned for the degrees August 19, 1918; he was regularly initiated and passed; he let more than one year elapse between the time in which he received the Fellow Craft degree and the time which he presented himself for advancement. I am asked whether he is entitled to receive the degrees for the fee of $50.00, the amount charged at the time he petitioned, or whether he should be charged the present fee of $100.00. Decision: The petitioner has been twice rejected for advancement. I am fully aware of decisions made in similar cases, but it appears to me that at the time his petition was presented, Section 114 of the By-Laws (1908) provided that a petition for the degrees shall be for the three degrees; that Section 107, which was in effect on August 19, 1918, provided for the procedure in the event of failure of a candidate to present himself for advancement within one year after having received either the Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft degree, and specified that one who so fails to present himself shall regularly petition for advancement without repayment of the fee; said Section expressly contemplates a situation in which such failure to present himself occurred. The said Section 107 makes no reservation to the Lodge, in event of such failure to present himself, of a right to collect dues meanwhile increased. In view of Sections 107 and 114, it is my decision that the agreement of the Lodge, by the acceptance of the petitiqn, must be deemed to be that if at any time the Lodge shall confer the three degrees, the fee to be charged shall be the fee prescribed at the time of the acceptance of the original petition. The Lodge would not, in event of failure of the petitioner to present himself for advancement within one year after receipt of the Fellow Craft degree, be entitled to treat the petitioner as having broken his contract with the Lodge and to assert therefore a right to require payment of an increased fee. TRIALS. At the request of Pomegranate Lodge No. 95, I named a trial commission, consisting of BrothersC. Lew Gallant, Robert C. Duf路 fin and Val Lippert, for the trial of Brother Fred H. Buttiger. At the trial the accused pleaded guilty and the commission unanimously assessed the punishment at expulsion. At the request of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40, I named Brothers Richard O. Rumer, Joseph T. Davis and Wm. P. Mason as a com-


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mission to conduct the trial of Brother Otto Koenig. The accused was found not guilty and Mt. Moriah Lodge has filed an appeal. After carefully considering charges against Brother Clarence Downing, a member of Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520, together with his confession of guilt, I decided there were no extenuating circumstances, and notified the District Deputy Grand Master that unless he was in possession of other facts he should instruct Clifton Heights Lodge to proceed to prefer charges against the brother and to report the result of the trial. I was informed that the trial was held, the brother found guilty, and expelled from all rights of Freemasonry. The Secretary of Manitou (Colo.) Lodge No. 68, asked that charges be preferred against Edmund Roesser, a member of Erwin Lodge No. 121, who had pleaded guilty to a federal charge in the District Court at Denver and was serving a sentence in the county jail. Inasmuch as Section 230 of our by-laws prohibits Lodges in other jurisdictions trying Missouri Masons, although resident of another jurisdiction, I ordered charges to be preferred in Erwin Lodge No. 121 and at the request of that Lodge, I appointed M. W. Brother Anthony F. Ittner, R. W. Brother Theo. C. Teel and W. Brother W. C. Hilmer as a trial committee. The trial was held and the brother was expelled. A letter from the defendant's wife stated that his trial in the Lodge cost him $500.00, and in regard to this expenditure the defendant's wife stated: "In regard to the $500.00 that my husband spent in his defense in Erwin Lodge, will say that it covered two trips to St. Louis and $300.00 to Walter Roos, the attorney who defended him. Mr. Roos claimed he' generally received $500.00 for handling similar cases, but that he made him a special price on account of friendship."

On the complaint of a member of York Lodge No. 563, I directed the Lodge to prefer charges against their Brother Bert L. Sweetin, who, it was charged, did on December, 8, 1928, kill Mrs. Laura L. Stine, his sister-in-law, and for which offense he was sentenced to life imprisonment by the court of the Fourth Division of Wyandotte, Kansas. The accused, and friends of the accused, endeavored to delay the trial in this case stating as .a reason therefor .that an appeal was pending and that no action should be taken at this time. Under ordinary circumstances, the claim might have been right and proper, but since' the matter had been continued over a period of almost four years, and since there was a probability that he would be compelled to serve his sentence, I did not care to place the Lodge in the position of having on its rolls one who was serving a penitentiary sentence. It may be right and proper to assist a falling brother, but the falling brother must realize that he must not bring reproach upon the name of the fraternity. The Lodge was directed to present these facts to their


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Grievance Committee, but a continuance was granted on application of the defendant. On receipt of notice of the continuance for the reason "it is the belief that the Supreme Court will hand down a decision in the month of March," I addressed a letter to the chairman of the Trial Committee. David W. Parker, stating: "This does not appear to me as sufficient reason for continuance. However, since it has been granted there will be no argument on that point, but I shall expect the trial to be held on March 19th, irrespective of whether the Supreme Court hands down a decision or not. This case has hung fire since December, 1928, and the man should be tried and either convicted or acquitted, as the verdict of the jury may be. The fraternity is becoming路 tired of delays in Masonic and civil trials based upon mere technicalities."

The brother was tried on March 19th, found guilty and his penalty fixed at expulsion. At the request of Weston Lodge No. 53, I appointed R. W. Brothers Duval Smith, Cyril A. Carpenter and W. A. Piner as a trial committee to try Brother Egbert M. Hardesty. The brother was found guilty and expelled. Charges were preferred in Meridian Lodge No. 2 against Wm. A. Roeckel, who had pleaded guilty to a federal offense and who was serving a sentence in the Audrain County jail at Mexico, Mo. A trial was had and there was a finding of guilt on one specification and punishment was fixed at suspension for one year. Believing that the sentence was not in accordance with the facts disclosed, and acting under Section 263 of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, I directed the Lodge to take an appeal to the Grand Lodge. At the request of Itaska Lodge No. 420, I appointed as a trial committee, Brothers Marvin E. BoIsseau, Frank L. Magoon and路 J. Gwinn Gough. The defendant was found路 guilty and his punishment assessed at a reprimand. The Lodge believes the punishment insuffIcient and has taken an appeal. At the petition of Master Masons, members of Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, I requested the Lodge to withhold action in the trial of Brother Charles C. Miles for the reason that a trial or hearing at that date (December 5, 1931) would prejudice the defendant in a civil suit which was set for hearing in March, 1932. At the request of Berlin Lodge No. 378, McFall, Mo., I appointed a trIal commIssIon, consisting of Brothers Fielding P. Stapleton, Frank L. Smith and Hendrix Newman, to try their Brother John McMillen on September 2, 1932. The Brother was found guilt)t and punishment fixed at expulsion. September 15, 1932, I directed the Junior Warden of Erwin Lodge No. 121 to prefer charges agaInst their Brother George L~ Weber, for the improper handling of funds committed to his care. As a result of charges preferred by the Senior Warden, Junior


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Warden, Secretary, two Past Masters, and a Brother of Alpha Lodge No. 659, A. F. & A. M., North Kansas City, Missouri, on September 23, 1932, I removed from the ottice of Master of said Lodge Worshipful Brother P. D. Hodge. The complainants state路 that the incidents leading to a personal attack made upon Brother Heston were primarily based on the fact that Hodge's wife failed to be elected to an office in the O. E. S. My action was taken under Section 278, under which the accused is presumed to appear before the Grand Lodge at its next annual Communication to answer the charges, but because of the short time involved in which to prepare his statement, I notified the defendant that the case would not be heard until the Annual Communication in 1933. On September 22, 1932, I ordered charges preferred against Brothers William Goebel, Arthur Goulden and Lee O. Shannon for the improper handling of funds of the 520 Pep 'Club, an organization closely connected with Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520, A. F. & A. M. The Junior Warden being one of the defendants necessitates prosecution by a member appointed by the Master. (Section 279.) At the request of Cosmos Lodge No. 282, I appointed the following commission to try their Brother Wm. Burrel Rogers: Brothers Nicholas P. Zimmer, H. A. Borgmann and F. W. Kuehl. On September 22, 193'2, following an investigation, I directed charges to be preferred in Clifton Heights Lodge No. 5'20 against Brothers William Goebel, Arthur Goulden and Lee O. Shannon, and appointed as a Trial Commission Brothers Walter Higbee, E. E. Angle and W. B. Massey. I am firmly convinced that the trial committee is a successful method of trying brethren for Masonic offenses, and I fully concur in the opinions expressed by Past Grand Master Gentry in his address last year. I believe, however, that our trial method should be simplified so that it will be unnecessary to require brethren highly versed in legal procedure to carry out the intent and purpose of the Lodge. As the matter now stands many Lodges refuse to prefer charges against brethren because of the expense involved in trial and lack of knowledge of Masonic procedure. It was never intended by the fathers of Freemasonry !hat a brother should be compelled to deprive his family of the neces,sities of life in order that he might hire a brother to defend his Masonic rights; surely Freemasonry has reached a low stage when a brother has to scrape together $300.00-and that a "special price because of friendship"-to receive justice at the hands of his brethren. A pamphlet setting forth the various stages and pro-


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cedure necessary to properly carry out a Masonic trial would be received with great satisfaction by the officers of our Lodges. I would therefore recommend that, in the event of the failure of the Grand Lodge to simplify its trial procedure, our jurisprudence committee be charged with the responsibility of preparing a booklet of information to assist brethren ignorant of our Masonic trial code. GRAND TREASURER. Notwithstanding the stringent financial conditions through which we have recently passed, the financial structure of the Grand Lodge was probably never more .sUbstantial than now. No investments have been made save in United States government bonds, and in all instances these bonds are worth more than the original cost. Nor has the Grand Lodge lost any funds by reason of the failure of any of its depository banks. This is a fortunate condition, inasmuch as weare now facing depleted revenues and must conserve those funds which we have saved over a long period of years. Too much credit cannot be given R. W. Brother Edmund E. Morris, our Grand Treasurer, who is largely responsible for this splendid condition of our finances. The Grand Lodge of Missouri is most fortunate in having in such an official position one who is always working for the best interests of the fraternity and who has already benefited it in so many ways. THE GRAND SECRETARY. Grand Officers may come and go, but Grand Secretaries are supposed to remain with us forever. This fact causes us, in many instances, to overlook their value and their work. Our Grand Secretary has been most helpful and accommodating during the year; he is now completing his fifth year of service to the Grand Lodge and I am sure that we all rejoice that he has been spared from recent accidents, that he will be careful hereafter in the selection of his chauffeurs that he may abide with us many years in health and prosperity. OUR GRAND LECTURER. Twenty-six years ago I attended a school of instruction conducted by Grand Lecturer James R. McLachlan; as a young student of Freemasonry I was impressed with' the dignified manner in which this school was conducted; I was inspired with the character of the fraternity with which I had so recently connected myself. Since that time, thousands of other initiates have been similarly impressed, and I think I am correct in stating that the high standing of our fraternity in Missouri is due, in a large part, to the preparatory work of this splendid man and Mason.


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CONCLUSION. No man can be truly said to be dead who has left his impress upon history or the minds of those about him; such a soul was Nathaniel B. Tucker, who, one hundred and nine years ago, delivered the :first Grand Master's address. The words which he uttered then are in my heart today: "After receiving at your hands the most acceptable honor that has ever been conferred on me, I cannot take leave of you without expressing my grateful sense of that cordial support in the discharge of my duties, and that kind forbearance with my many deficiencies, which I have uniformly experienced at the hands of each and all of you. No one Is more Indebted to Masonry than myself. I have found It a school of the best feelings of the human heart. It has awakened me to a new perception of the beauty of those mild and amiable virtues which It is our care to cherish, and brought me In many instances to an acquaintance with those virtues in the bosoms of individuals, to which I might otherwise have ever remained a stranger."

May the souls of Tucker and other noble brethren be with us in our deliberations and inspire us with higher thoughts, nobler ideals and greater achievements! May our fraternity prosper. May the paths of my brethren be beside the still waters and among the green pastures and their barques eventually moored in the peaceful harbor where all shall rest from their earthly labors and be at peace forever. Fraternally,

LETTERS ACCOMPANYING G. M. ADDRESS.

November 23, 1931. To All Lodges Withi,t the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Missouri: Brethren: You are soon to ballot on brethren who will serve you as your officers for the next twelve months; these brethren will select certain appointive otricers and whatever results are obtained during the year will be the result of their combined judgment and activities. If these brethren have constructive ability, work harmoniously together and have that wonderful capacity for leadership, then your Lodge will be an outstanding one and the year will be one of great satisfaction and a matter of pride to all the members. If there exist petty jealousies, factions and lack of leadership,


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then your Lodge will find that the great law of Nature is being carried out, and your Lodge will reap just what it has sown. Freemasonry has more need today for leaders than at any time in its history; our more than three million members, instead of being an asset, are becoming a liability. From the brethren whom you select to serve you, is selected the Grand Master of tomorrow. If the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge are successful, it is a credit and a tribute to you who have first selected him. If your Lodge uses WISDOM in this selection, the Fraternity will be builded in STRENGTH, and the world will admire the BEAUTY of our structure. Remember, my brethren, the Grand Lodge of Missouri and yo:ur Lodge will rise no higher than those whom you may select to govern. Fraternally, RAY V. DENSLOW, Grand Master of Masons in Missouri. .This communication is ordered to be read in each Lodge in Missouri on the night of the. annual election of officers,preceding the announcement of time for election. THE UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION.

St. Louis, Mo., November 23, 1931. To All Lodges Within the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Missouri:

My Dear Brethren: I am sure it is not necessary for me to call your attention to the unemployment situation existing in the country and the world today. Many of our 'brethren are without work. In this extremity, while our prayers may not be out of the way, good work and relief are much more efficacious. 'Charity is the first of the virtues brought to our attention when entering Freemasonry; to relieve the distress is a duty incumbent On all men, and, to the Freemason, should be a great means of satisfaction. No employment bureau and no board of relief can replace the personal service which can be rendered by a Lodge and its individual members in this crisis. Your plan of operation may be your own, but let something be done NOW. Make a survey of the members of your Lodge; do not overlook the widows and orphans of deceased members in this survey. Then ACT. Let charity be uppermost in your minds in voting upon the suspension of the unfortunate brother, who by reason of unemploymentor financial distress is unable to bear his proper share of the Lodge burden. Convince him, by a practical exemplification, that it "was not worldly wealth or honors" which Freemasonry


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asked of him when initiated, but those internal characteristics of love, charity,: and character, which should set forth our Fraternity as a group of select men. I do not ask sympathy for the drone in the Masonic hive-that brother who; though able, refuses to contribute his part, and who bears his burden grudginglY,for these brethren have no place among us; they are leeches, sucking our life blood, yet givirrg nothing. Investigate thoroughly before suspension and' remember that the practice of 'charity, next. to a belief in Deity" is the most i~portant part of the founclationof our structure. In these trying hours when men stand on our .street corners, decrying that government for which our ancestors fought,bledand died, let our four million Freemasons show by their tolerance, their charities, and their patriotism, that at least one organi~a~ tion still exists loyal to constituted authority, lab9ring, for humanity and the oppressed, a beacon light in a" world of' clarkness. ' Let npne b~ placed on guard except those for whose sincerity <we may freely vouch. Fraternally, RAY V. DENSLOW, Grand Master of Masons in Missouri. VET~RAN

MASONS.

January 7",1932.. To the Secretaries of All Lodges Within the lurisdictionof the Grand Lodge of Misso"uri: ' Dear Brethren : The Grand Lodge is desirous of knowing how many brethren we have in our Grand Jurisdiction who have had continuous membership in our Lodges for forty years and upwards,' and our Grand Master has requested me' to communicate with our Lodges with a view to obtaining this interesting information. In, <?rder to' get accurate information, it is necessary for me to fall back upon the fraternal help of the Secretaries of our Lodges, and I am therefore asking if you will look over your membership list, and should you 'liave ~ any brother on your roll who qualifies as '~~JvJ, please send me his name and the year that he was Raised. I am sure the Grand Master will appreciate this courtesy, an.d.it may result in interesting historical developments. Tharikin'g' you; and with kindest personal regards" believe' me

always Sincerely and fraternally yours, ARTHUR MA'rHER,

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April 23, 1932. To All Lodges Within the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Missouri: Brethren: The year 1932 is campaign year, bringing with it a great upheaval in the economic and political life of our State. While most of our brethren are familiar with the effects of an attempt to inject politics into our fraternity, there are a few individual brethren who seemingly lose sight of their membership when engaged in a heated political campaign. It should not be necessary for me to call the attention of our Lodges to the danger which would confront our fraternity should political issues be injected into our society; but in order that there may be no misunderstanding, Masters of Lodges and others in authority are cautioned against permitting anything of a political nature to be presented before the Lodges, and they will exercise all care to see that no partisan feeling is engendered. As a safeguard, it is suggested that no candidate for political office be asked, or permitted, to make public addresses before Masonic audiences during the pendency of the campaign. Numerous inquiries have come to me during the past month as to the propriety of supplying Congressmen and others with a roster of Masonic membership of individual lodges. I doubt the propriety of supplying these lists, especially during the current year, believing that these lists might be used for political purposes. Let us keep our fraternity and our Lodges free from political and sectarian influences. Fraternally, RAY V. DENSLOW, Grand Master of Masons in Missouri. IMPOSTORS ABROAD.

May 4, 1932. To the Secretaries of All Masonic Lodges in This Jurisdiction: Brethren: This circular is to caution you to be on your guard in all cases where relief is asked for by brethren who are not affiliated with your Lodge. The last of these attempts to secure money by impostors is reported to me by the Grand ,Master of Illinois and the method is sUlbstantially as follows:


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A man giving the name of Lee Sanders presents himself to the Secretary of an Illinois Lodge, asking for Masonic assistance; he stated he was out of funds and needed $25.00. He claimed to be a Mason in good standing, producing a receipt signed by George R. Hodge, Secretary of Northeast Lodge No. 643, Kansas City, Mo. The Secretary of the Illinois lodge explained he would have to wire Northeast Lodge for instructions, which appeared to be agreeable to the applicant, so agreeable, in fact. that he presented the l111nois Secretary with a personal card giving the address of Brother Hodge. A message was sent and the following morning a telegram was received Instructing the Illinois Secretary to advance $2'5.00. The telegram was a hoax which ha.d been filed in Kansas City by a confederate working with Sanders. The Grand Master suggests in all correspondence with Seeretarles of Lodges that telegrams and letten be addressed to the Secretary of the Lodge and not to an individual. Fraternally, RAY V. DENSLOW,

Grand Master of Masons in Missouri. LOTTERIES AND LODGES.

July 12, 1932.

To All Lodges Within the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Missouri: Brethren: The Grand Master is in receipt of a communication from the Department of Justice, call1ng attention to the lottery schemes which are being promoted among fraternal organizations, and calls attention to Section 237 of the Criminal Code of the United States, In which such practice is declared to be a violation of the United States Law and punishable by a severe flne. Particular attention is called to the subterfuge of including a ticket to an entertainment, which, the Department rules, does not ehange the erimlnal aspect of the matter. Our fraternity Is, a law-abiding association and all Masonic organizations will be held strictly responsible for a violation of these laws, and individually responsible for their personal action. Your Grand Master regrets that it has been necessary for the Department of Justice to call the attention of our fraternity to such violations. Fraternally, RAY V. DENSLOW, Grand Masfer of Masons in Missouri.


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WASHINGTON PILGRIMAGE. FebruarY25~.路1932.

To All Lodges Within the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Missouri: Brethren: Referring to our Grand Master's letter addressed to you on January 7, 1932, concerning the DEDICATION OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL AT ALEX路 ANDRIA, VIRGINIA, ~ am happy to inform you that the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad has arranged for a special train from St. Louis to Washington, to be known as the GRAND MASTER'S SPECIAL, which will leave St. Louis Tuesday morning, May 10, at 9: 00. o'clock, and is due to arrive in Washington in the forenoon of Wednesday,'May 11. The fare, round trip from St. Louis, will be $33.54-Pullman e'xtra. A SPECIFIC COMMUNICATION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI will be opened in the new Memorial on Wednesday night, May 11,. and a special路 program will be put on. The dedication ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 12. The object of this letter is to inform you of this special train and to say that this office will be glad to be of service to any of your brethren who desire to join in this pilgrimage. In order that you may have the fullest information, the B. & O. Railroad has promised to forward to you within the next few days an ilhistrated folder containing full particulars of the trip; and should you desire r,eservations made, letters addressed either to myself, or to Mr. B. N. Edmondson or Mr. George E. Schee.r, care Baltimore & Ohio R. R. Co., 418 Locust Street;路 St. Louis, will receive prompt attention. Inasmuch as the hotel accommodations in Washington will be taxed to the utmost, it will be wise to have your reservations in at the earliest possible date to prevent disappointment as we desire to have our Missouri delegation well taken care of. Kindly bring this letter to the attention 'of your Lodge without delay and let us know if we can be of service to you. . Sincerely and fraternally yours, ARTHUR MATHER, Grand Secretary.


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Grand Lodge of Missouri BICENTENARY PROGRAMS.,

January 7, 1932. To All Lodges Within the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Missouri:

Brethren: NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO is the Bi-centennial year of the birth of our Masonic Brother, George Washington. Celebration of this event is being sponsored by the Government of the United States, and civic and fraternal organizations are being asked to join in this celebration. Material in this connection has been sent to Secretaries everywhere, and additional matter ma.y be secured' by addressing' a communication to Hon. Sol Bloom, Chairman, George Washington BiCentenary Commission, Washington, D. C. It is suggested that each of out Lodges, at some time, during the year, arrange for a Washington program. Use your own ingenuity in carrying out this program, but see that it is done. Lodges might also add their co-operation tosimUar programs in schools, elubs, and civic organizations. The Grand Lodge, at its annual communication next fall, will take official cognizance of the anniversary. Your attention is called to the completion of the great GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL AT ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, at a cost of about $5,000,000.00. This imposing structure will be dedicated May 12, 1932, and all Freemasons of Missouri, are invited. to join the Grand Master and others who. will .journey there at that time. By .special invitation of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, the Grand Lodge of Missouri will open a Specific Communication of our Grand Lodge on Wednesday night, May 11, within the tiled precincts of this marvelous structure. Incidentally, this will he the first time in the history of our Grand Lodge that such a communicat'ionhas been held路 out路 side the borders of its own jurisdiction. Appoint your committees for this 1932 program NOW, so that they may prepare a program for your Lodge. If you wish to join the tour to Washington,address your communication to the Grand SecretarY,Masonic Temple,3681 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis. Let our' response be such as will magnify the name of George Washlngton, the man, the patriot, the Mason.

Fraternally, RAY V~ DENSLOW, Grand l\~aster of Masons in Mi~souri.


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1932

REPORT OF GRAND SECRETARY.

R. W. Brother Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary, presented his report covering oft'icial action in the office of the Grand Secretary for the period September 16, 1931, to September 15, 1932, which was received and ordered printed in the Proceedings. DUPLICATE CHARTERS. Duplicate Charters were issued to the following Lodges: Morley Lodge No. 184, Charter destroyed by tire; duplicate issued November 17, 1931. Leadwood Lodge No. 698, Charter mutilated by exposure to water, etc., duplicate issued March 10, 1932. PROCEEDINGS DISTRIBUTED. The 1931 Proceedings were printed and distributed as soon as possible after the Grand Lodge Session. COMMISSIONS TO DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. By order of M. W. Bro. Ray V. Denslow, Grand Master, commissions were issued to the sixty District Deputy Grand Masters, by him appointed in the 59 Masonic Districts; the 33ddlstrict having two District Deputy Grand Masters. CHANGES IN DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. R. W. Bro. Geo. V. Calvert, of the First District, having died, W. Bro. Homer G. McDaniel was appointed to fill the vacancy, on June 21, 1932. R. W. Bro. R. A. Padgett, of the Thirty-fifth District, having resigned, R. W. Bro. Luther R. Twyman was appointed to fill the vacancy, on July 25, 1932. REPORTS OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. Blanks for these reports were sent to the sixty District Deputy Grand Masters, and thefr reports have been turned over to the Committee on Reports of District Deputy Grand Masters. COMMISSIONS TO GRAND REPRESENTATIVES. M. W. Grand Master Denslow appointed the following as Grand Representatives of Missouri near their respective Grand Lodges. Colorado _ Carl J. Bradfield Grand Junction Maine _ Wm. A. SmalL Portland New York _ Bainbridge Colby New York Texas __ _ _ G. R. M. Montgomery Fort Worth BLANKS FOR ANNUAL RETURNS. Two copies were mailed June 15th with accompanying circular giving full directions to Secretaries.


1932

Grand Lodge of Missouri

83

NON-RE,PORTING LODGES. The following Lodges have sent in no report: Eureka No. 73. Clifton Hill No. 161. Warren No. 74. Novelty No. 181. Pleasant Grove No. 142.

Bayou No. 365. Red Oak No. 468.

STATISTICAL. Number of Chartered Lodges in this Jurisdiction (931) 652 Ceased to exIst (1931-1932) NOB. 165. 309. 449. 530. 619........................ I)

647 Non-reporting Lodges

7

Number of Lodges making Returns (1932)

640

MEMBERSHIP RETURNS. Membership June 30. 1931..

111.172

1932.

Initiated Passed Raised Affiliated Reinstated Corrections

1,530 1.662

:

1, 778 875 910 15

3,578 114,750

Defunct Lodges (Members ot)............................................ 267 Dimltted 951 Suspended, U. M. C. 10 Suspended, N. P. D ,620 Expelled 21 Died 1.566

7,435

107,315 Net LOBS .......•.....................•............•.•.................••.........•.•........•....• 3,857 Membership June 30, 1932 (Including 424 members in seven non-reporting Lodges . 107,315 Per Capita Tax on 106,891 M. M's. trom 640 reporting Lodges $224,471.10 Arrears 1,811.52

Overpaid. 1931

$226,282.62 135.80

Dues Remitted

$226,H6.82 9,878.00

Balance Due

$216,268.82 13,352.35

Credits

$202,916.47 72.50

Total Per Capita Tax received to Sept. 15. 1932

$202,988.97


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Proceedings of the

1932

LODGES CONSOLIDATED. Maryville Lodge No. 165, located at Maryville, Nodaway County, voted to consolidate with Nodaway Lodge No. 470, at Maryvllle, on December 10, 1931. King Hiram Lodge No. 309, located at Knoxville, Ray County, voted to consolidate with Polo Lodge No. 232, at Polo, on February 24, 1932. Bois D'Arc Lodge No. 449, located at Bois D'Arc, Greene County, voted to consolidate with Ash Grove Lodge No. 100, at Ash Grove, on April 5, 1932. Fairview Lodge No. 619, located at Fairview, Newton County, voted to consolidate with Comfort Lodge No. 533, at路 Wheaton, on April 9, 1932. Peculiar Lodge No. 530, located at Peculiar, Cass County, voted to consolidate with Raymore Lodge No. 451, at Raymore, on April 12, 1932. COURTESIES RECEIVED AND GRANTED. By direction of M. W. Grand Master Denslow, 56 requests have been made to sister Grand Jurisdictions to confer degrees for Missouri Lodges and 27 requests have been received to confer degrees for sister Grand Jurisdictions. TRANSPORTATION AND HOTELS. Circular letters were mailed out as usual to all Lodges with the information that railroads in the State had agreed to sell roundtrip tickets at reduced rates on the certificate plan. Also list of leading hotels and locations and rates was given. Copies of this circular may be found at Grand Lodge. SPECIAL DISPENSATIONS. Laying Cornerstones. C. H. Briggs, High School, Branson, Sept. 26, 1931. C. H. Briggs, New Masonic Temple, Camdenton, March 30, 1932. C. H. Briggs, U. S. Post Office, Mountain Grove. May 11, 1932. Harry S. Truman, High School, Appleton City, June 11, 1932. Emsley C. James, Baptist Church, Gower, Sept. 17, 1932. Dedications. Julius C. Garrell, New Hall of Montgomery Lodge No. 246, Montgomery City, February 5, 1932. G. C. Bishop. New Hall of Hayti Lodge No. 571, Hayti, March 31, 1932. G. A. Sample, New Hall of Morley Lodge No. 184, Morley, April 22, 1932. Curtis F. Smith, New Hall of Grant City Lodge No. 66, Grant City, August 15, 1932. W. I. Mayfield, New Hall of Linn Creek Lodge No. 152, Camdenton, August 31, 1932. Election of Officers. Rocheport (67) August 6, 1931. Belgrade (632) November 21. 1931. Berlin (378) December 26, 1931. Southwest (466) January 5, 1932. Winigan (540) February 20, 1932.

Ash Grove (100) January 14, 1932. Weatherby (235) January 9, 1932. Ray (223) February 18, 1932. Social (266) May 13, 1932. Cypress (227) July 20, 1932.


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InstallatIon of O~icers. Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520" December 19, 1931, at, Lambskin Temple. ' West Gate Lodge No. 445, December 22, '1931, Craftsman's Hall, 3rd , floor, New,Masonic Temple. Magnolia. Lodge No. 626, January 6, 1932, at Alhambra Grotto. Mt. Moriah Lodge No" 40, December 30, 1931, at Alhambra Grotto. Beacon Lodge;No. 3, January 11, 1932, Commandery Hall, New Masonic Te"mple. To Meet in Other Halls. Olive Branch No. 576, in New Masonic Temple (Chapter Hall) November 24, 1931. .'., . Morley No. 1,84,' in Hall of Ashlar Lodge NO. 306, Commerce, Mo., until January I, 1932. Euclid No. 505, in Hall of Mt. Moriah Lodge for ninety days, December 16, 1931. , Olive Branch No. 576, in New Masonic Temple (Commandery Hall), April 26, 1932. To Appear in Public. Hope Lodge No. 251, Washington, celebration of birth of George 'Washington, September 15, lln2. MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI. Warrant No. 148 for $210.42 was issued to the Masonic Home on June 30, 1932, to cover five-sevenths of back dues collected since September 16, 1931. The Per Capita Tax for 1932, to and including September 15, 1932, amounts to $202,988.97, of which amount $144,000.00 has been remitted to the Masonic Home, leaving a balance of $992.12. RECAPITULATION. Five-sevenths of back-dues to ,June 30, 1932 Five-sevenths of 1932 Per Capita to Sept. 15\ 1932 Grand Total Paid to the Masonic Home o~ THIS account from September 16, '1931, to August 31, 1932

$

210.42 144,000.00 144,210.42

SUMMARY OF SPECIAL INITIATION FUND. Total amount reported to September 16, 1931..····

···

·

···U81,740.00

RECEIPTS. ·From September 16, 1931, to September 15, 1932

$ 14,756.00

Grand total paid to Masonic Home on this account from October 15, 1920, to and including September 15, 1932 $496,496.00 .For amounts paid by individual Lodges, see Grand Secretary's Tabular Statement in Appendix of Proceedings for 1932. GEORGE WASHINGTON ME'MORIAL FUND. Cash Balance in Bank, September 16, 1931

$

2,206.87

·Amount received from September 16, 1931, to September 15, 1932" -_ _ $ Interest on Bank Deposits.. . . .__ .__ .__ . --"'''--''''''--'

1,508.60 2.81

$

3,718.28

RECEIPTS.


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1932

PAYMENTS. Check paid to J. Claude Keiper, Dec. 14, 1931.. Collection charges on checks __

_.

$2.240.00 .20

$

2,240.20

September 15, 1932-Balance in Bank to credit on this account .. _ _ _ _ _._. __ $ 1,478.08 Grand Total paid to J. Claude Keiper, Secretary-Treas. of The George Washington Masonic Natl. Memorial Associa tion, Inc _ _ _ _._ $154.667.01 ·For amounts paid by individual Lodges, see Grand Secretary's TabUlar Statement in Appendix of Proceedings for 1932. THE DR. WM. F. KUHN LIBRARY FUND. Inaugurated by donation of $500.00 by Bro. Marcus A. Loevy at Grand Lodge Session October 17, 1922. This Fund since exchange of Bond was made .Tuly 18. 1929. consists of: One $500.00 U. S. Treasury 3 % Bond, held in Grand Lodge. Safe Deposit Box, Kansas City, MissourL _ __ $ 500.00 Total Library Fund as reported September 15, 1931.. Interest on Bond _ _._ _ _ __ ..__ .. $ 16.86 Interest on Savings Account as follows: December, 1931 .__ _ ._ _ _.._._ _ _ _ 1.91 June, 1932 __ _ _.._ __ _._ _._ __ 2.08 TOTAL FUND. September 15. 1932

_

$ 630.21

$

20.85

$ 651.06

$ 651.06 GRAND LODGE PROPERTY. Fully described in report of Auditor of Accounts of Grand Lodge. GRAND LODGE FINANCES. September 16. 1931. to September 15. 1932. Cash in Fidelity Savings Trust Co., Kansas City, Sept. 16, 19 31. _ _ _ _. _

_.. _

$88. 713. 57

RECEIPTS. 1932 Per Capita Tax _ _ _.. _ $202,988.97 Back Per Capita Tax _ _ _._ . 294.59 Sale of Dues Receipts _ _ _$ 913.31 Sale of Manuals, By-Laws. Proceedings _ . 804.75 Refund on 1931 Pay Roll. A. S. Dexheimer._ _ 10.00 Refund on 1931 Pay Roll. F. C. DonnelL . 10.00 Sale of Grave 76, A . .T. O'Rellly _._ _ _ 10.00 Transfer from Masonic Flood Relief Fund Committee _ _ __ .__ _ _ . 2.915.31 3.69 Refund by Case. Thomas & Marsh on insurance Reeds Spring Lodge No. 280. DefuncL . 2.50 Refund by First Nat'l Bk. of St. Louis. 1931 Pay Roll account _ . 3.058.65 Transfer of $15.000.00 Cer. of Deposit from 1st Nat'l Bank. Kansas City. to Grand Lodge General Fund . 15,000.00 Transfer of $15,000.00 Cer. of Deposit from Commerce Tr. Co.• Kansas City. to Grand Lodge General Fund _ . 15.000.00


1932

87

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Sate of $15.000.00 U. S. Treas. Bonds . Accrued interest at time of purchase of above bonds . Profit on above sale . Sale of $10,000.00, Fourth 4 ~ Liberty Loan Bonds . Accrued interest at time of purchase of above Bonds . Profit on above sale . Interest on Daily Balances . Interest on Temporary investments . Interest on Permanent Fund. Gov. Bonds . Transfer of $10.000.00 from General Fund to Commerce Trust Co., Kansas City . Transfer of $10,000.00 from General Fund to Wood & Huston Bank, MarshalL .

14,690.63 156.09 365.62 9.950.00 128.68 346.88 508.69 840.27 3,148.75 10.000.00 10.000.00

Total Receipts to September 15. 1932

$ 87,863.82 $379.860.95

ANALYSIS OF DISBURSEMENTS. Total of Vouchers Nos. 1-175 inclusive Government Tax on checks, June, July, Aug. to Sept. 15, 1932

$288,574.21 .86 $288.575.07

Pay Roll, 1931 $ Proceedings, 1931 . Salaries and Allowances: Grand Master, Grand Secretary, } Grand Treasurer, Grand Lecturer, . Grand Lodge Office Account Maintenance, Grand Lodge Offices . Masonic Temple Assn. of St. Louis . Fraternal Correspondent . Masonic Relief Ass'n U. S. and Canada . Committee on Welfare . Past Grand Master's Jewel . Expenses, Grand Lodge Session 1931 . Reporter, Grand Lodge Session 1931.. . Telephone, Jefferson 4877 . Bonds, Grand Secretary and Gr. Treasurer . Contingent Fund-Funerals, etc . Perkins Audit Company . Jlxpense, Geo. Washington Memorial and Grand Masters' Conference . Grand Lodge Officers' Conferences . PrInting, Postage, Stationery, Incidentals . Masonic Service Assn. of Mo. and Library . (1932 Total Budget Appropriatlon $67,280.40) Actual Disbursements 65,226.44

18.965.95 3,300.00

17.277.52 1.800.00 8.000.00 750.00 277.93 7,500.00 200.00 624.61 75.00 207.24 274.77 506.05 200.00 400.00 252.44 3,385.47 1.229.46

Unexpended Balance $ 2.053.96 Masonic Home of Mo. 5/7 Per Cap. Tax. 1932....$144,000.00 Masonic Home of Mo. 5/7 Back Per Capita Tax.. 210.42 1932 Dues Receipts 1,153.30


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1932

Proceedings of the

Transfer of Funds Pay Roll Refund Government Tax on Checks, September 15, 1932

74,925.40 3,058.65 from

.Tune to

Cash Balance, Sept. 15, 1932-General Fund...

.86 .

$288,575.07 $ 91,285.88

RECAPITULATION. Total Receipts to September 15, 1932................ Total Disbursements to September 15, 1932

_

$379,860.95 288,575.07 $ 91,285.88

Cash Balance Sept. 15, 1932, Fidelity Savings Tr. Co., Kansas City __ ._._$ 71,285.88 Cash Bat Sept. 15, 1932, Commerce Tr. Co., K. C. 10,000.00 Cash Bal. Sept. 15, 1932, Wood & Houston Bk., Marshall _.................................. 10,000.00 Total Cash Balance, Grand Secretary's Cash Book, September 15, 1932 ..... __ .... _._..._.

... _.. _.. _.$ 91,285.88

The Grand Secretary and his office staff desire to take this opportunity of expressing appreciation for the excellent service rendered by the Lodge Secretaries throughout our Grand Jurisdiction, and desire to thank them for the co-operation which they have given in rendering their Annual Reports, especially in the trying year through which all institutions have just passed. The Grand Secretary is also under renewed obligations for the many courtesies received from the M. W. Grand Master, Past Grand Masters, Grand Lodge Line Officers, District Deputy Grand Masters, Lodge Secretaries, and many other brethren, who have invariably been ready to respond to any requests made upon them. Fraternally submitted,

Grand Secretary.


1932

Grand Lodgeo! Missouri

89

REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER.

R. W. Bro. E. E. Morris, Grand Treasurer, presented his report covering the period from September 15, 1931, to September 15, 1932, which was received as follows, together with report of Auditor, and both ordered printed in the Proceedings. 1931 Sept. 15

Oct.

Nov. Dec.

1 5 17 19 2 17 1 16 19

1932 Jan. 2 2 16 2 Feb. 10 16 Mar. 1 16 Apr. 1 16 18 May 2 7

Balance cash on hand in FIdelity Sa"ings Trust Co 426 Arthur Mather, Grand Secy......... $ 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434

444

445 446

447 448 449 450 451 . 452

July

453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 482 463 464 465

1 1 1 2 2 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8

575.62 34.50 29.69 35.00 500.00 56.75 30.85 70.35 103.90 28路.85 3,058.65 86.45

435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443

7 9 17 June 1 16 28 28

, $ 89,733.27 33.50 111.30 45.50 998.75 77.79 48.75 48.25 7.50 2,915.31

Tranferred from First Nat. Bk., Kansas City.......... Arthur Mather, Grand Secy......... "

Tranferred from Com. Tr. Co., Kansas City............ Arthur Ma~her, Gr.and Secy..路..路路..

15,000.00 225.00 1,21i.25 18.60 38.85 91.85 286.24 15,000.00 575.63 107.10 39.20 14~19

3,047.10 22.21 5,199.60 28.40 4,126.05

13.13 2,805.60 39.31 5,232.80


90 July

Aug.

1932

Proceedings of the 9 9 11 11 13 13 13 13 15 15 16 16 18 18 18 18 19 19 20 20 22 22 22 25 25 25 25 26 26 27 27 29 29 30 30 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 6 8 8 9 10 11 12 12 15 16

466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521

Arthur Mather, Grand Secy.........

10.78 3,643.50 19.75 4.571.10 37.31 7.053.90 24.77 4,439.70 21.17 5,198.50 60.68 13,757.10 25.22 6,204.50 26.51 3.990.00 21.25 4,019.40 17.87 4.223.60 32.28 6.890.50 20.83 5.195.40 24.24 5,592.00 17.51 4.018.90 35.03 8,368.60 59.83 14.122.75 63.59 13,834.70 69.52 14,363.75 53.88 10.969.10 13.939.90 60.98 72.36 15.946.99 25.57 5,338.80 616.63 16.61 523.70 732.90 8.41 833.20 161.70 63.00 502.00 281.20 59.00 23.69


1932

91

Grand Lodge of M issauri

Aug.

20 24 24 26 31 Sept. 1 1 2

522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529

8

530

8 8

531 532

8

533

12

534

12

535

14

536

1931 Sept. 26 Oct. 26 Nov. 27 Dec. 26 1932 Jan. 26 Feb. 26 Mar. 26 Apr. 26 May 26 June 27 July 26 Aug. 26

Arthur Mather, Grand Secy.........

$15,000 par val. 3 % % U. S. Treas. Bonds sold.......... $10,000 par val. Fourth 4 ~ % Liberty Bonds sold........ Arthur Mather, Grand Secy......... Profit 011 $15,000 3 % % U. S. Treas. Bonds over cost........ Int. on $15,000 3%% U. S. Treas. Bonds sold................ Int. on $10,000 Fourth 4 ~ % Liberty Bonds sold ....... Profit on $10,000 Fourth 4~% Liberty Bonds over cost...................................... Arthur Mather, Grand Secy.........

Int. on Bk. Bal.-Fidelity S. T. Co· ........

283.90 443.60 73.40 266.50 224.20 15.67 178.10 14,690.63 9,950.00 145.00 365.62 234.84 166.46

346.88 586.10 115.04 81.00 52.96 29.42 26.24 12.22 4.21 2.91 15.26 20.33 92.98 96.12 360,537.80

Cash on hand in Commerce Trust Co., Kansas City Cash on hand in Wood & Huston Bank, Marshall

10,000.00 10,000.00 $380,537.80

DISBURSEMENTS 1931 Aug. 31

Sept. 12 21 28 28 28

Number 162 Masonic Board of Relief of U. S. and Canada $ 164 Masonic Home of Mo., Per Capita Tax . 1 W. R. Shrodes, Chairman ale Mileage and Per Diem.........................•...................................... 2 Masonic Temple Assn. of St. L. Maintenance.. . 3 Arthur Mather, Gr. Secy., Salary 4 C. L. Munson, Salary .

282.93 736.77 22,OOO~00

150.00 424.00 150.00


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Proceedings of the

Sept. 28 28 28 28

:1

Oct.

9 27

9 10

27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 31 31 31 31 31 31 31

11

Nov.

Dec.

6 7 8

4

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28

4

29

30 21

30 31

21

32

21 21 21

33 34 35

21 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 4

36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

45

16

47

16

48

16

49

16

50

1932

F. Berger, Salary . .. _ 150.00 . 125.00 M. Gibear, Salary J. R. McLachlan, Salary .__ . . 350.00 Arthur Mather, Gr. Secy., Ptg.. Postage 100.00 and SundrIes . Ray V. Denslow, Gr. Master Expense . 500.00 Arthur Mather. Gr. Secy. Exp., Grand 548.60 Lodge Session . 31.14 W. ""V. Martin, Exp. alc S. R. Freet funeraL. 21.10 Bert S. Lee, Exp. alc S. R. Freet funeraL .. 16.21 C. H. Briggs, Exp., alc S. R. Freet funeraL .. 33.63 A. F. Ittner, Exp., al c S. R. Freet funeraL .. Postal-Tel. Cable Co., Service . 23.23 44.16 So. Western Bell Tel. Co., Service . Spalding Sta. Co., Dues receipts, cards . 500.00 197.16 Menke Ptg. Co., Bulletin al c .. 200.00 Barr & Dunn, P. G. Master's jeweL. .. 8,000.00 Masonic Temple Assn. Annual Donation . 150.00 Masonic Temple Assn., Nov. Maintenance . Arthur Mather. Salary . 416.00 F. Berger, Salary . 175.00 M. Gibear, Salary 135.00 . 75.00 C. L. Munson, Salary . 350.00 J. R. McLachlan, Salary . (Warrant No. 27 void.) E. E. Morris, Gr. Treas., Transfer to First Nat. Bank, K. C .. 15,000.00 E. E. Morris, Gr. Treas. Transfer to ComInerce Tr., K. c . 15,000.00 Ray V. Denslow, Gr. Master, Expenses . 500.00 A. J. Michener, Post Master, Postage alc 86.35 Proceedings . B. E. Bigger, Exp., alc St. L. Masonic 9.42 Temple Assn. . . 11.42 UnderWOod Typ. Co., Supplies . 4.75 â&#x20AC;˘ Elliott Add. Mch. Co., Supplies . Fidelity Savings Tr. Co., K. C., Rental 7.50 SID Box .. 62.20 J. R. McLachlan, Exp., alc Grand Lecturer.. 150.00 Masonic Temple Assn. of St. L. Maintenance.. 416.00 Arthur Mather, Salary .. 175.00 F. Berger, Salary . 135.00 M. Gibear. Salary . C. L. Munson, Salary .. 75.00 J. R. McLachlan, Salary . 350.00 83.54 J. R. McLachlan, Expenses . 1,000.00 T. W. Cotton, Welfare Com .. 24.60 Roy R. Wright, Mileage and Per Diem . (Warrant No. 46 void.) Julius C. Garrell, alc Exp., S. R. Freet funeral . 15.00 Journal Ptg. Co., alc Exp., S. R. Freet funeral . 38.18 Wm. J. Kennedy Sta. Co., Protectograph and Seal . 96.00 Case, Thomas and Marsh, Agt. Surety Bonds 274.77


1932

Grand Lodge of

Dec. 16

51

16 17 17 17 21

52 53 54 55 56

31

57

31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31

58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65

1932 Jan. 14 14 14

66 67 68

14

Feb.

..

2'1

69 70

23

71

30

72

30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 1 6

73 74 75 76 77 78 "19

80 81 82 83 84

6

85

29 29 29 29 29 29 23 29

87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94

29

95

93

},if issouri

W. J. Barnes, Florist, alc S. R. Freet funeral __ _ _.. __._._ _ _. __ _ _. Burroughs Add. Mach. Co., Repairs.. _ _.. Spalding Sta. Co., Bal. on dues receipts.._ . Spalding Sta. Co., Postage _ _ __ ._ __ Spalding Sta. Co., Sta. and Supplies.. _.. _ _.. _.. Arthur Mather, Exp., Gr. Masters' Conference _ _ _.. _.. _.. __ _.. St. Louis Masonic Temple Assn. Maintenance _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . Arthur Mather, Salary _._. ._._. __._. .. _._. .. _.. _ F. Berger, Salary.._. __.._ _. __ _.. ._ _. _ _. ._.. __ _. . ._.. M. Gibear, Salary _ C. L. Munson, Salary_ _._ .._.._._ ._ . J. R. McLachlan, Salary _ _ _ . J. R. McLachlan, Exp., Grand Lecturer.. __.. _. So. Western Bell Tel. Co., Service _ _._.. Mendle Ptg. Co., Ptg. proceedings _.. __.__ .. __ .

25.00 8.90 653.30 100.08 121.00 112.31 150.00 416.00 150.00 125.00 75.00 350.00 89.49 37.08 3,300.00

Spalding Sta. Co., U. S. Stamped Envelopes.... 44.92 250.00 C. H. Briggs, ale Fraternal Correspondent.. _. Arthur Mather, Gr. Secy., Exp. ale Gr. Lodge Session _ . 76.01 Mendle ptg. Co., Ptg. Postage and Sundries.. 736.47 W. O. Runder, Masonic Service Assn., Supplies ._ _ _ _._ _ _ . 95.42 Victor Anim. Corp., Masonic Service Assn., Supplies _ _ _._ __ . 68.60 B. E. Bigger, P. G. M., alc Exp. to Masonic Temple Assn. Meeting, Jan. 25, 1932.... __ .. . 16.24 Perkins & Co., Auditing G. L. Books.. _._. __ _. 200.00 Postal Tel. Cable Co., Service __ . 2.96 Mendle Ptg. Co., Ptg. and Supplies _._ .. .. __ . 439.90 Ray V. Denslow, Gr. Master, Expenses _._. 500.00 Masonic Temple Assn., Maintenance _.. _ __ ... 150.00 Arthur Mather, Gr. Secy, Salary .__. .__ 416.00 J. R. McLachlan, Salary _ : _ . 350.00 F. Berger, Salary _ _ __ .._ _ . 150.00 _ _ _ . M. Gibear, Salary 125.00 C. L. Munson. Salary._._ _ _ . 75.00 J. R. McLachlan, Gr. Lecturer, Expense.. _ . 85.14 T. W. Cotton, Chairman, alc Welfare Committee _.................................... 1,000.00 E. E. Morris, Gr. Treas., Fourth 4 % Liberty Bonds Bought路 _............................ 10,078.68 路These bonds sold, Sept. 2, 1932. (No. 86 form used as duplicate of No. 82, lost.) Arthur Mather, Salary _ _._.......... 416.00 J. R. McLachlan, Salary _.. _ __ .. __ 350.00 F. Berger, Salary _._ _ __ _ _._........... 150.00 M. Gibear, Salary _ _.. __ _.... 125.00 C. L. Munson, Salary ._ _.. _ _ _. __ __.._ 75.00 Masonic Temple Assn., Maintenance.. _. __ 150.00 So. Western Bell Tel. Co., Service.. _.. _.... _. 31.04 T. W. Cotton, Chairman, 'Velfare Committee .__ .. _ _ _.. _ .. .__._. __ . 1,000.00 J. R. McLachlan, Expenses _.. __ _._ __ _. 70.41

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Feb. 29 29 29 29 Mar.

Apr.

31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 5 20

May

30 30 30 30 30 30 2 2 2 3 7 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31

.Tune

4

15 15 21 21 21 23 23 30 30 30 30 30 30

96 Rich L. Blume, Reporter _ _ _ . 97 Arthur Mather, Gr. Secy., Incidentals _ . _ . 98 Mendle Ptg. Co. on Printing a/c 99 B. E. Bigger, alc Meeting Masonic Temple Assn . 100 Masonic Temple Assn., Maintenance . 101 Arthur Mather, Salary . 102 .T. R. McLachlan, Salary . 103 F. Berger, Salary . 104 M. Gibear, Salary . 105 C. L. Munson, Salary _ . 106 .T. R. McLachlan, Expenses __ _.. 107 So. Western Bell Tel. Co., Service . 108 Mendle ptg. Co., Ptg. and Supplies . 109 Spalding Sta. Co., Sta. and Supplies . 110 Arthur Mather, Exp., Gr. Masters Conference, Columbia -.. 111 B. E. Bigger, alc Masonic Temple Assn. Meeting _ . 112 Masonic Temple Assn., Maintenance . 113 Arthur Mather, Salary _ . 114 .T. R. McLachan, Salary _._ . 115 F. Berger, Salary _ _ . 116 M. Gibear, Salary _ _ _._ . 117 C. L. Munson, Salary _ _ . 118 .T. R. McLachlan, Expenses _ . 119 T. W. Cotton, Chairman, alc Welfare Committee . 120 Spalding Sta. Co., Supplies . 121 Arthur Mather, Geo. Washington Memorial Expense, alc . 122 E. E. Morris, Gr. Treas., Salary _ _ _. 123 Masonic Temple Assn., Maintenance . 124 Arthur Mather, Salary _._._ _ . 125 .T. R. McLachlan, Salary _ _ . 126 F. Berger, Salary _ _ _.._ . 127 M. Gibear, Salary.._ _._ . 128 C. L. Munson, Salary . 129 Arthur Mather, Postage and Sundries_ . 130 C. H. Briggs. Grand Correspondent.. _ _ . 131 .T. R. McLachlan, Exp., Grand Lecturer . 132 Mendle Ptg. Co., alc Masonic Service Assn _ _ _.. _ . 133 Henderson Ames Co., Grand Lodge Collars_. 134 Ray V. Denslow, Grand Master's Salary . (Warrant No. 135 void.) 136 Arthur Mather, Postage and Sundries._ _ . 137 Mendle Ptg. Co., Printing a/c _._ _._ . 138 So. Western Bell Tel. Co., Service . 139 Spalding Sta. Co., Ptg. and Supplies._ _ . 140 Masonic Temple Assn., Maintenance _ . 141 Arthur Mather, Salary . 142 .T. R. McLachlan, Salary _._ . 143 F. Berger, Salary.. _. __ _ _ _._ . 144 M. Gibear, Salary _ _ _ _ . 145 C. L. Munson, Salary _.. __ _._ _ .

1932 75.00 100.00 500.00 17.24 150.00 416.00 350.00 150.00 125.00 75.00 109.55 34.61 57.25 132.49 140.13 14.53 150.00 416.00 350.00 150.00 125.00 75.00 102.08 1,000.00 59.66 400.00 500.00 150.00 416.00 350.00 150.00 125.00 75.00 100.00 250.00 95.40 328.97 268.36 1,000.00 100.00 1,000.00 35.11 91.90 150.00 416.00 350.00 150.00 125.00 75.00


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July

Aug.

Sept.

146

30 30 2

147 148 149

7

12 14

150 151 152

20 26 28 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 5 22

153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164

31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 3

165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174

6

175 16

15

95

T. W. Cotton. Chairman. Welfare Committee . 1.000.00 34.71 J. R. McLachlan Expenses. Gr. Lecturer . 210.42 Masonic Home of Mo . E. E. Morris. Gr. Treas.. $15.000 Par Value U. S. Treas. 3 % % Bonds . 14.846.72 (These bonds sold. 9/2/32.) Masonic Home of Mo . 10.000.00 Masonic Home of Mo . 10.000.00 E. E. Morris. Gr. Treas. transferred to Com. Tr.• K. C . 10.000.00 Masonic Home of Mo . 25.000.00 Masonic Home of Mo . 25.000.00 Masonic Home of Mo . 25.000.00 Masonic Temple Assn. Maintenance . 150.00 Arthur Mather. Salary . 416.00 J. R. McLachlan. Salary . 350.00 F. Berger. Salary . 150.00 M. Gibear. Salary . 125.00 C. L. Munson. Salary . 75.00 Masonic Home of Mo . 30.000.00 Masonic Home of Mo . 15.000.00 T. W. Cotton. Chairman, Welfare Committee . 2.500.00 25.24 So. 'Vestern Bell Tel. Co.. Service . Masonic Temple Assn.. Maintenance . 150.00 Arthur Mather. Salary . 416.00 J. R. McLachlan. Salary . 350.00 F. Berger. Salary . 150.00 M. Gibear. Salary . 125.00 C. L. Munson. Salary . 75.00 250.00 C. H. Briggs. Grand Correspondent . Masonic Home of Mo . 4.000.00 E. E. Morris. Gr. Treas. for transfer to Wood & Huston Bank. Marshall. Mo . 10.000.00 277.93 Masonic Relief Assn. of U. S. & Canada . U. S. Gov. Tax on 43 checks at 2c each . .86

Total

$289.594.77

Cash on hand in Fidelity Savings Trust Co.• Kansas City $ 70.943.03 Cash on hand in Commerce Trust Co.• Kansas City.................. 10.000.00 Cash on hand in Wood & Huston Bank, Marshall...................... 10.000.00 Total

$380.537.80

Respectfully submitted, EDMUND E. MORRIS, Grand Treasurer.


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REPORT OF AUDITOR. September 23, 1932. To the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Gentlemen: Conforming with your instructions, we have examined and checked the book records of the Grand Secretary and the Grand Treasurer of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri for the period from September 16, 1931, to September 15, 1932; also, the Masonic Home Initiation Fee Fund, the George Washington Memorial Fund, and the Wm. F. Kuhn Library Fund for the same period, and respectfully present the following report: GENERAL FUND, PER GRAND SECRETARY'S BOOKS Balance September 16, 1931.- . . . .. __ $ 88,713.57 Receipts: Per Capita Tax, 1932_ __ .. . Back Dues .. _._. __ Sale of: Manuals _ Dues Receipts __ By-Laws __ ._ 1931 Proceedings

_..

.. . ... _... $202,988.97 _................ 294.59

_ _ _.. _ _

_. __ .

. ..

$ 736.25 913.31 65.50 3.00

Received from Defunct Lodges . Interest on Daily Bank Balances __._._$ 508.69 Interest on Temporary Investments-General Fund .... __ ._.__ 840.27

1,718.06 2.50

1,348.96

Profit on Sale of Temporary Investments-General Fund .. Interest on Government Bonds in Permanent Fund _. __ ._ .

3,148.75

Refunds: Payroll Insurance

3,082.34

__ .. __ __

__ .. _. __ _.

__ _._.

712.50

__ .. __ $3,078.65 3.69

Sale of Cemetery Lot _ __ Transfer from Flood Relief Fund __ Total Receipts _._ __ __ Transfer of Funds (See Disbursements Contra) ._._ _ .__ __ .__

.

10.00 2,915.31

.

$216,221.98 __ .__

74,925.40

291,147.38 $379,860.95

Disbursemen ts: Per Cheques Issued _ Transfer of Funds Per Cheques Issued (See Receipts Contra) _ _. __ Government Tax on Cheques __ Balance, September 15, 1932.. -.

__ .. _$213,648.81 74,925.40 .86

288,575.07 ___ $ 91,285.88


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GRAND TREASURER'S BOOKS. Balance. September 16, 1931 Fidelity Savings Trust Company, Kansas City, Mo Receipts Forwarded by Grand Secretary Deposited in Bank. September 16, 1931, to September 15. 1932 $270.295.84 Interest on Daily Bank Balances............................ 508.69

$ 89,733.27

270,804.53 $360.537.80

Deduct-Cheques Issued by Grand Secretary. Cleared by Bank. September 16. 1931. to September 15, 1932

289.594.77

Balance. September 15. 1932, Fidelity Savings Trust Company. Kansas City, Missouri $ 70.943.03 Balance. September 15. 1932. Certificate of Deposit Commerce Trust Company, Kansas City, Missouri.................... 10,000.00 Balance, September 15, 1932. Wood & Houston Bank. Marshall. Missouri 10.000.00 Balance, September 15. 1932

$ 90.943.03

RECONCILIATION. Balance per Grand Treasurer's Books. September 15. 1932.... $ 90,943.03 Add-Receipts September 15. 1932, deposited in bank September 16, 1932: Per Receipt No. 537 $ 312.60 Per Receipt No. 538.................................................. 30.25 342.85 Balance per Grand Secretary's Books. September 15, 1932

$ 91,285.88

BONDS. On September 17, 1932, in company with Mr. E. E. Morris, Grand Treasurer, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri, we counted and examined the follOWing securities in the Grand Lodge safe deposit box of the Fidelity Savings Trust Company of Kansas City, Missouri. All interest income accruing 'from these securities was accounted for. PERMANENT FUND. 7-Fourth Liberty Loan 414 % Bonds$1.000.00 each $ 7.000.00 I-Fourth Liberty Loan 414 % Bond . 5,000.00 I-Fourth Liberty Loan 414 % Bond . 10,000.00

$ 22,000.00

I-United States Treasury 4% Bond I-United States Treasury 4% Bond

. .

5.000.00 1,000.00

6,000.00

3-United States Treasury 414 % Bonds$5.000.00 each 1-United States Treasury 4 IA. % Bond

. .

15,000.00 10,000.00

25,000.00

. .

20.000.00 5,000.00

.

2.000.00

2-United States Treasury 3 % % Bonds$10,000.00 each I-United States Treasury 3 % % Bond 2-United States Treasury 3 % % Bonds$1.000.00 each

27,000.00 $ 80,000.00


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THE WILLIAM F. KUHN LIBRARY FUND. 1-United States Treasury 3 % % Bond _._. __ __ _.

$

500.00

There had been no change in the bonds in the Permanent Fund or the William F. Kuhn Library Fund since our examination of September 19, 1931. MASONIC HOME INITIATION FUND. The Grand Secretary received from the Masonic Lodges of Missouri, September 16, 1931, to September 15, 1932, the sum of $14,756.00, and paid this amount to the Masonic Home semi-monthly as evidenced by cancelled cheques for a like sum. Following is a summary of this account: Balance on Hand September 16, 1931.. _ ___ _.$ 5.42 Receipts: Received from Masonic Lodges

_.............................

14,756.00 14,761.42

Disbursements: Payments to Masonic Home $ 14,756.00 Bank Service Charges _......................... 5.00 Government Tax on Cheques.. _......................... .12 Balance, September 15, 1932-First National Bank, St. Louis, Missouri.. _

__ .. _

14,761.12

$

GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL FUND. Balance on Hand September 16, 1931.. _ _$ Receipts: Collections of $1.00 per initiate _ $ 1,508.00 Liquidating Dividends received from closed bank on $2.00 cheque deducted from last year's report_ _._................ .60 Interest on Deposits _.. _ _. __ ._ ._.. 2.81

.30

2,206.87

1,511.41 3,718.28

Disbursements: Collection charges on cheques _ _. __ . $ December 14, 1931, Remittance to J. Claude Keiper, Treasurer, George Washington Memorial Fund _.. __ Balance, September 15, 1932-First National Bank, St. Louis, Missouri..

.20

2,240.20

2,240.00

$

THE WILLIAM F. KUHN LIBRARY FUND. Balance, September 16, 1931.. __ .. _._ .. _ _ _._ $ Receipts: Interest on Bond -._ _.. _路路. $ 16.86 Interest on Savings Account _ __ 3.99 Balance, September 15, 1932 _. __ _..... _ __ __ $ 路Consisting of: Cash in Savings Account, First National Bank in St. Louis, Mo _ __ __ .. $ 151.06 United States Treasury Bond No. 7451A _........ 500.00 $

1,478.08

630.21

20.85 651.06路

651.06


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Grand Lodge of Missouri MILEAGE AND PER DIEM COMMITTEE.

September 28, 1931, Deposit in First National Bank, St. Louis, Mo $ 22,000.00 Add: Interest on Deposits, October, 1931, to March, 1932...... 11.55 $ 22,011.55

Deduct:

Pay Roll Cheques Issued

_......................................

Deduct:

Refund to General Fund April 13, 1932....................

18,952.90 $

3,058.65 3,058.65

$

.00 1.18

Balance in Mileage and Per Diem Committee Account First National Bank, St. Louis, MissourL. Add: Cheque No. 637 Outstanding

$

1.18 33.20

Balance per Bank Statement

$

34.38

Add:

Bank Interest April 29, 1932................................................

The various items in the foregoing report have been taken from the books and records of the Grand Secretary and the Grand Treasurer and reflect the recorded cash transactions of the Grand Lodge of Missouri from September 16, 1931, to September 15, 1932, and the securities on hand in the above stated funds, as at September 15, 1932. Respectfully submitted, PERKINS & COMPANY, Certified Public Accountants.


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APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES.

The Grand Secretary called attention to the list of Committees which had been appointed to serve during the 1932 Communication. They are as follows: APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES:-Wm. F. Woodruff, A. H. Mann, O. H. Swearingen, Richard O. Rumer, Allen L. Oliver. AUDITING:-Perkins Auditing Company. CHARTERED LODGES:-Frank L. Magoon. CHARTER OF MASONIC HOME :-Thad B. Landon, Grover C. James, C. Lew Gallant, Thos. H. Reynolds, Walter A. Higbee. CORRESPONDENCE :-Corona H. Briggs. CREDENTIALS:-Alfred D. Ludlow, David W. Parker, Julius R. Edwards, Walter J. Simon, Thos. A. Harbaugh. MEETING OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS:-John A. Witthaus, A. IJ. Michener, E. J. Altheimer. GEO. WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASS'N:Bert S. Lee. GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS:-Wm. R. Gentry, All Past Grand Masters. JURISPRUDENCE:-Forrest C. Donnell, Henri L. Warren, R. E. Kavanaugh, C. Lew Gallant, W. E. Bailey. LIBRARY:-Wm. B. Massey, A. S. Dexheimer. LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION:-Grover C. Sparks, Theo. C. Teel, Warren H. May, Earl F. Cheesman, J. W. Adams. MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF :-Sam Wilcox, Dan R. Ward, Ramsey Skinner, Frank G. Ade. MASONIC HOME (Visiting Committee) :-Albert Linxwiler, Albert S. Dexheimer. MASONIC PUBLICATIONS:-Wm. R. Gentry, Byrne E. Bigger, Ray V. Denslow. MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION:-Thad R. Smith. MASONIC TEMPLE ASS'N OF ST. LOUIS:-Byrne E. Bigger, Edw. McGuigan, John Wohradsky, Jr. NECROLOGY:-John ,Pickard. PAY ROLL:-Walter R. Shrodes, Duncan G. MellieI', Henry C. Elberg, E. L. Harrison, J. H. Barnes. PRINTING OF PROCEEDINGS:-John Pickard, Julius C. Garrell, Van F. Boor, Bert S. Lee, Robert R. Kreeger. RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES:-Arthur Mather, James R. McLachlan, Percy B. Eversden, Wm. M. Campbell, Henry C. Chiles. REPORTS OF D. D. G. M's :-Leo H. Johnson, Taylor B. Wyrick, J. Renick Jones, Thos. J. Wornall, Jr. RITUAL :-Anthony F. Ittner, John Pickard, Henry C. Chiles, Chas. T. Kornbrodt, James A. Kinder. SUPERVISORY BOARD:-Forrest C. Donnell, F. Wm. Kuehl, C. A. Tolin. TRANSPORTATION AND HOTELS :-A. G. Bittner, Sam A. Gilliland. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:-Wm. C. Gordon. WAYS AND MEANS~James A. Kinder, Geo. C. Marquis, Ely S. Haynes, Solon Cameron, Edmund E. Morris, Douglas Robert. WELFARE:-Tolman W. Cotton, Wm. A. Clark, Jos. S. McIntyre, Byrne E. Bigger, Wm. S. Campbell.


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W. Bro. Edward McGuigan requested permis,sion to hand an item from the Proceedings of 1931 to the Committee on Jurisprudence for review and correction. (Granted.) CALLED FROM

LABOR.

The M. W. Grand Lodge was CALLED FROM LABOR to refreshment at 12: 30 o'clock p. m., to reconvene at 7: 15 o'clock p. m. of the same day. FIRST DAY-EVENING SESSION.

At 7: 15 o'clock p. m., the M. W. Grand Lodge was CALLED TO LABOR by the M. W. Grand Master. Prayer was offered by R. W. and Rev. Bro. W. W. Pierce, Grand Chaplain. The Grand Master said: "The program this evening, my Brethren, will consist of an address by our Grand Orator and an exemplification of the Third Degree under the direction of our Grand Lecturer, R. W. Bro. McLachlan. I hope that all of you Brethren will be able to stay until the completion of the exemplification. I think this morning we had what was regarded as the largest attendance at the opening of a Grand Lodge recorded in our history. I am very happy to know that the Brethren of the State of Missouri are interested in the work of their Grand Lodge. "Twenty-nine years ago I was a freshman in the University of the State of Missouri at Columbia. Now, some of you Brethren might not think so, but I attended a Bible Class in that city for about three or four years. It was conducted by a man that I knew only by knowledge that came to me through my father, who was associated in one of the press associations of this state. The name of this Bible School instructor was Walter Williams, as we called him at that time, and I don't think that I ever listened to Sunday School lessons that were as interesting as those which he gave during that period. Since that time many things have happened. Doctor Williams again organized what is known as the first School of .Journalism in the world. This school has been conducted for a number of years at the University under his direction; but a few years ago the powers that be realized that Doctor Williams was not in a position where he could do the most good for the University, and therefore he was elected President of the University of the State of Missouri. I was very much pleased to name Doctor Williams as the Grand Orator of this Grand Lodge. He is not new at this work because I think he has been Grand Orator once or twice before, but he is always interesting; he is one of those orators that never wear out. This summer, I understand-I didn't get this from him-he made a visit to Germany and he has only returned within recent days, only a week or so, or two weeks or so ago. He assisted me in the laying of a cornerstone at the Municipal Building in the City of Columbia; he and I did the job. I furnished the ceremonies, and he furnished the address. I have occasion this' evening to present to the Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Missouri my personal friend, the President .of the University of Missouri, Doctor Walter Williams."


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ORATION.

Thirty-one years ago it was my 'privilege to hold the same position in the Grand Lodge which II now hold under the appointment of our present gifted Grand 'Master. I had the honor at that time of addressing the Grand Lodge over which that gallant, gracious gentleman and distinguished Mason,Campbell WeUs, presided. I spoke at that time upon "The Value of Life." I thought it proper, with your permission, to recall some of the things said at that time, adding thereto otheT thoughts emphasizing the "Obligations of Citizenship" resting upon the members of our 'Craft. Supreme among the possessions of man is life. Master of it, he is more than millionaire. Without it he is merely dust in a potter's field. Death is the great democrat leveling all. Life is the ancient aristocrat from whose loins comes that bewildeTing brood of blessings which are man's between the cradle and the coffin lid. The child of life, the world is man's, the toyS of trade and commerce, the trappery of war and social circumstance, the glitter of gold, fame's beckoning finger, the staff of friendship, the star of hope, the enveloping atmosphere of love. The adopted son of death, and-so far as earthly effort goes-man is twin brother to the clod, and to the cobblestone insens'ate. Each man is born to the purple. For each life is packed with princely possibilities that only the passing years reveal. Life is man's treasurebox of opportunity. It is the spot the Greek sought, upon which lever resting moves the world. The value of a life once thoroughly embedded in man's thought he will not squander time, the stuff of which life is made. He will not thrust his hand into his treasure~box and distribute' thence and recklessly the diamond days of youth and manhood and in age dole them as coins drop between dying miser's fingers. He will seek the best investment for the wealth he has, this fortune of life to retain which Kings would give their crowns. He will put the accent upon the great affairs, the things which are worth while. He will emphasize' the excellent. Already the first word of law is a panoply for preservation. Philosophy 'adds to the law of selfdefense and to the strivings of science to lengthen the more important injunction: "Make the most of life. Preserve and defend it, but invest it, also." As the prudent business man puts his capital where it will yield the best returns, so the capital of lifewhich is the possession of every man and his most precious property-should be invested. This will shut out not merely the vicious things which scar his soul, but the unnecessa\l"y things which lame the life. This will consect:ate, make s,acred, every day and all the hours of every day. And as we hold a trust fund, of which we are stewards for some noble cause, looking after each detail of its management so will we employ the trust fund of our life, of


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which we are simply stewards to invest it, that the largest returns may come and heal humanity. Comprehending the value of a life we cease to squander our own and we seek to save and strengthen others. Hence, hospitals arise and asylums s,wing wide their doors of welcome. We train our children in schools to right investment and throw around the aged the loving arm of friendship. Because of the value of the other live's we cherish half the world goes forth at morning, toils the waking hours and returns at evening time. For this cause have we homes-the little spots of heaven for building which, as only woman can, the first mother brought the plan from Paradise. Lose the right estimate of a human life and the world slips back to barbarism. Place the right price upon this universal property and the golden age is heTe, the golden age which, please God, is in the near tomorrow, not in some farot! distant yesterday. For this valuation rightly adjusted makes all life precious. It s'pikes cannon which kill and encourages science which lengthens man's arms and makes alive. It reconciles labor and capital, whom God sent to keep house upon the earth as helpmeets, to be fruitful and multiply and have dominion-and whom God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. The proveTb is no longer: "Each man for himself and the devil take the hindmost," but "Each man for himself and all for the hindmost." As the world learns and lives this truth, despotism dies and the red flag of anarchy fades before the coming of the white flag of peace and brotherhood. We need to raise our estimate of human life. We cheapen it when we sell it for shallow aims and purposes. We despise it when we pay it out for paltry things. We miss its noblest value except we employ it for the noblest ends. The civilization of any people depends, not upon the number of its spindles at home or its ships abroad, not upon its factories or its fleets, its wealth or its culture, but upon the estimate which it puts upon the value of human life. A nation rises in the scale of civilization as it preserves,protects and makes precious the lives of the strong and the weak within its borders. War, which is syndicated slaughter, disappears. Differences are settled in the courts. Militarism withdraws its hideous crest. And the whole land is a city of refuge, a sanctuary for everyone stricken or hard beset. Proper emphasis upon life's value suggests care for the dependent and defective, that grand army of the wounded ones halt upon the world's highway. There have always been two theories of life. Holding one we withdraw ourselves from society to save our soul. That is monasticism-never a solution, but simply an evasion of the problem of existence. Holding the other we plunge into society to save society and our soul. We employ every power of body and mind and spirit-the trinity which makes


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up man-to its utmost, giving full play to every energy and resource. And we all use these- to add to the efficiency of other lives, to banish pain and bring hack gladness. The process is slow and wearisome. We are accustomed to swift fruit. The June rose stands close to the' January snowdrift. Civilization is a plant of slower harvesting. 'Tis a far cry from the rude citizen of the stone age, with coat of skin and hut of clay, to the man of today, with church and school and government. "Nature," it has been wen said, "makes a dead snowflake in a single night, not so the star flowers, hung in the blue vase of God we call the sky." It is the fashion in this transition period of the world-a kind of intellectual house-cleaning time-to look into the' future with shaded eyes of terror. The reformer sees his sickle rust and thinks the harvest long delaye-d. Not so. 'Tis only growing in richness and in beauty. Four hundred years passed ere a capstone was placed upon the cathedral at Cologne. IShall more be grudged to put on manhood the- crown of culture and of character? Life so precious becomes a serious possession. There are some who hold it prey to passion-passion which fills madhouses and mausoleums, and crowds the stre'ets with shameless creaturesthe driftwood of a diseased society. There are some who hold it for pleasure purely-and count every year a jest-except life's last year. There are some who hold all living as the prisoners of law inexorable. We cannot change' our course. Even the lawmaker himself is held tight in the meshes of his own established laws, and cannot raise a finger, though a world falls or else, more dreadful thought, the' Almighty is barred out of the universe by man's half-interpretation of the words He has written on stone and sky and running stream. The serious study of life, man's supreme property, changes this. It makes passion not a te'rrible master, but a splendid servant. It transforms pleasure into recreation. And law and science become guides, head janitors to open doors, and brush away the rubbish, but no longer the owners of the premises. Life-our own life-is above all e'lse. Man, under God, is his own master. He is the supreme court of his own conscience. He is not puppet in the hands of fate, not a feather upon a stream tossed by currents of heredity and environment at will. He has life, a royal inheritance, the gift of the gods all other gifts above. "In the full clutch of circumstance He has not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance His head is bloody, but unbowed."

One final thought. In what shall this tremendous fortune, which is every man's be placed? How shall it be husbanded? The reply is as old as the ages, and yet fe'w have learned aright. This life


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is saved by its loss. That which we give away to others is all we have for our own. The crushed grape brings the sweetest wine, the 路broken flax the softest linen, the fiercest fire the most enduring colors on the vase. Who lead the world? Not the pampered pets of fortune, who have passed their lives in velvet, who have' dwelt like the Edomites in downey nests undisturbed. The world's leaders are those who have burned up their lives and from the flames brought life eternal. At the head of the philosophers is Socrates, who hath forgotten the dungeon at Athens, at the head of the orators come's Paul, sm1l1ng at the memory of the Mamertine prison. Leading the sons of genius and sweet songs comes Homer, once blind and imprisoned. Leading the lovers of liberty are John Huss and Savonarola and Latimer, coming from the blazing fagots' fire. And above 'all, the One to whom despite enervating luxury and gross materialism, the world turns gladly as the tw1l1ght comes, the Man of Sorrows, who gave His life upon a cross, the' Great School Master, who taught as never man taught. "Exce'pt a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die."-the Master Gardener saith. Each wheat field is an arsenal of argument, each blade of grass which lifts itself a trembling bayonet to heaven a prophecy and proof. This, then, is the call for the capital which is ours-individual investment of individual life. Man cannot be saved by proxy. Charity ought not to be merely a combine. The pleadings of the stricken call us out, the children in the shambles, the strong men in the' toils, the submerged of earth. The world holds out its h'ands imploringly. Shall we eat our bread in peace, possess our souls in patience, live our lives in selfish quiet and content? No. We will not, else unworthy Masons are we everyone. We will recognize and meet the obligations of our American citizenship. What are these obligations? To take part in political affairs which determine the governmental destiny of our country. To preserve the right of free speech even when we disagree to the utmost with the speech made free. To have an open mind to every new and helpful idea. To recall that we live in a different generation from that in which our forefathers lived-in a more complex civ1l1zation. To remember that righteous education is the most important function of government, and should be the State's chief concern. To 路preserve and promote the highest ideals of citizenship, whatever party or personal sacrifice it may entail. To these we should continuously pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. Here we find the best investment of our most valuable asset, the life which may yield the largest dividends. In our devotion to American citizenship we will remember that America is a part of a world, not an isolated fragment of humanity. True, American citizenship carries with


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is a wise internationalism, not an insane and war-provocative nationalism. Remembering all this, we will then give our livesour highest, holiest possession, to humanity as our most reasonable service. None may escape this service ,who have life. None may plead lack of business or excess of business. None may stand aside and save his life. Selfishness is suicide. The less we have of the furniture of the world the more we need to invest in the cause of human brotherhood that which is more than all the world-our life. "This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream: There spread a cloud of dust along a plain And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged A furious battle and men yelled, and swords Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince's banner Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by foes. A craven hung along the battle's edge And thought: 'Had I a sword of keener steelThat blue blade that the King's son bears-but this Blunt thing'-he snapped and flung it from his hand And, lowering, crept away and left the fleld. Then came the King's son, wounded, sore, beset, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout, Lifted afresh, he hewed his enemy down And saved a great cause that heroic day."

The Grand Master: "Doctor Williams, I am sure that I echo the sentiment of my fellow Brethren when I say that I hope it won't be thirty-one years before you return a~ain. Doctor Williams is engaged in a real Masonic work-the building of character among the young men and women of Missouri. Many more years to him and to his service!"

EXEMPLIFICATION OF WORK.

An exemplification of the Third Degree of Freemasonry by picked teams was given under the direction of the Grand Lecturer, R. W. Bro. James R. McLachlan. During the evening music was rendered by the Scottish Rite Choir under the direction of Bro. O. Wade Fallert. CALLED FROM LABOR.

At 10: 25 o'clock p. m., the Grand Lodge was CALLED FROM LABOR until 9 o'clock a. m., September 28, 1932. Prayer was offered by Grand Secretary Arthur Mather.


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SECOND DAY-MORNING SESSION. CALLED TO LABOR.

At 9 o'clock a. m., the M. W. Grand Lodge was CALLED TO LABOR by M. W. Grand Master Ray V. Denslow, the Grand Officers being in their respective stations as on the preceding day. Prayer was offered by R. W. and Rev. Bro. W. W. Pierce, Grand Chaplain. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONiC NATiONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION.

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Brethren: I herewith submit my annual report as Chairman of the Committee on George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association. The past year has been one of the most important in the history of the Association, in that we were enabled to dedicate the Memorial on May 12th, and that the life and labors of George Washington have been brought forcibly to the attention of the American people through the work of the United States Commission for the celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the birth of General Washington, in which everyone has had some part in honoring that great patriot and Mason. The dedication of the Memorial was the greatest Masonic gathering ever held.. Every Grand Lodge in the United States was represented by the Grand Master or other Grand Lodge Officers and many members. Several foreign Grand Lodges were represented by their Grand Masters. Missouri was represented by our Grand Master, Grand Secretary, Grand Senior and Junior Deacons, Grand Marshal, Grand Chaplain, and a large number of the brethren. To in any way describe the ceremonies of the dedication would require much more space than I care to use. Notwithstanding the continued downpour of rain during the entire day, there were more than twenty thousand brethren in the line of march. We were honored by the presence of the President of the United States and Mrs. Hoover, with many of his Cabinet Officers and members of the Senate and House, together with the representatives of a number of foreign governments. I want to close my report by quoting from the dedicatory address of President Watres, that wonderful Freemason without whose guidance and advice we would never have dedicated the Memorial. "We are dedicating a Temple that will be articulate for centuries. Its interior is still incomplete, but the Masonic spirit which has


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thus far enabled us to work continuously and without debt since June 5th, 1922, when ground was broken, will enable us to complete the interior at an early day. It is the spirit of Masonry and the spirit of Washington that has brought forth this Teml1le. The impelling force behind it is the gulf-stream of love and patriotism in the hearts of the brethren. It will proclaim to the world that Washington's sentinel spirit still guards the imperishable ideals which governed his great career, and which constitute our sure foundation of freedom. "The ceremony of today is epochal, yet it is but an incident in the evolution of Masonic thought and achievement. Through the years that have sped since Washington passed away, Masons have felt, as they now feel, a deel1 sense of gratitude to him, and are now doing what Masons in 1824, led by the alert jurisdiction of New Hampshire, hoped to do. "Were our Memorial as enduring as the Pyramids, it could never express more lastingly the esteem which we hold for Washington, as one whose name, whose character and whose achievements have glorified our land for all time. Long after our names have been effaced from the tablets of time, our Memorial, built of enduring material, will stand for the underlying and undying principles of our Government. It will arouse in every true American a stronger determination to do his full duty in the preservation of the pure principles of liberty for which our great brother, George Washington, gave his whole life's effort. It will perpetuate the attributes of selfdenial, love of country and of fellowmen which were exemplified in the life of the great Mason-the Master Builder of our Nation. It will symbolize Washington's unselfish love, the sweep of his vision, his devotion to duty. It will express tolerance, high ideals and an enlightened citizenship. It will stand as a protest against ignorance and prejudice. In its symmetry and strength, our Temple will be a veritable expression of the stability of our Fraternity, the tenets of which are based on Holy Writ. It will convey to generations yet unborn and to those who may look upon Us as an ancient race, a message of Brotherhood.

(Adopted.)

Fraternally submitted, BERT S. LEE.

REPORT OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MASONiC HOME.

R. W. Bro. Thomas H. Reynolds presented the Report of the Masonic Home Board, which was ordered printed in the Proceedings. (See pages 258 to 282.) REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC TEMPLE ASSOCIATION OF ST. LOUIS

M. W. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger presented the Report of the Committee, which was adopted and is as follows: To the Grand Lodge, A. F. c':'r A. M., of Missouri: Your members appointed by the Grand Master to represent the Grand Lodge in the Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis beg to submit the following report:


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All the members attended the Annual Meeting of the Association on January 25th, 1932. At this meeting Brother Bigger was elected a member of the Board of Directors and at the subsequent meeting of the Board he was elected 3rd Vice-President and, subsequently, Brother McGuigan was appointed by the President of the Association a member of the Finance Committee. At the meeting of the Grand Lodge in 1931, it was reported that the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the Association was $473,000.00. These bonds were issued in 1926 as a part of the original bond issue of $1,000,000.00, all bonds to become due in 1931 and 1936. The record of the Association for meeting its payments of interest and pre-payment of principal enabled the Association to effect a re-financing of this bonded debt. S路o that on December 1st, 1931, $33,000.00 was paid on the old bonds, new bonds totaling $440,00'0.00 secured by a mortgage on the property were issued, $10,000.00 or more maturing December 1st of each year and the total debt due in 15 years, these bonds to draw 5% interest instead of 5 % % as in the old bonds. This favorable re-financing enabled the Association to pass on to the member bodies of the Association a 20 per cent reductron per capita, so that the member Lodges now pay $5.52 per capita instead of $6.90. On June 1, 1932, the Association retired bonds aggregating $10,000.00. These bond.s were not due until December 1, 1932, and the Association confidently expects to make further retirements on December 1st, 1932. The present outstanding bonded indebtedness is $430,000.00. So the financial affairs of the Association is a refreshing story of earnest endeavor and loyalty to the accomplishment of a definite goal by the Freemasons who are members of Lodges, with other bodies, who are members of the Association. We call your attention to another important matter. When the Grand Lodge took action on the question of the Association in 1919, and agreed to make its contribution, as a part of the agreement, the Association was to complete an auditorium in which the Grand Lodge should hold its Annual Communications. On several occasions your members have been asked about this auditorium. In fairness to the Association, this question should be answered. In 1927, when the question of the auditorium was discussed by the officers of the Association with the Ways and Means Committee of the Grand Lodge, that Committee advised the Association, and we think wisely advi'sed them, to first reduce their bonded indebtedness. Following that instruction, the Association has continued to reduce its bonded indebtedness and your representatives feel that the welfare of Freemasonry demands that this indebtedness should be further reduced before the Association be asked to fulfill this undertaking.


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This was the position taken by M. W. Brother C. H. Briggs, who had so well represented the Grand Lodge on the Board of Directors of the Association since the formation of the Association until your present representatives were appointed. We therefore suggest that those who shall represent the Grand Lodge on the Association be permitted to continue to urge the Association to pursue this policy until it is deemed expedient to ask for the completion of the auditorium. Respectfully submitted, BYRNE E. BIGGER, EDWARD McGUIGAN, (Adopted.) JOHN WOHRADSKY, JR. BROOKFI ELD LODGE.

The Grand Master read a communication from Brookfield Lodge, which was ordered referred to the Jurisprudence Committee. REPORT OF

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R. W. Bro. Albert Linxwiler, Chairman, presented the report of the 'Committee, which was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Your committee appointed by the Most Worshipful Grand Master to visit the :Masonic Home ,begs leave to submit the following re.port: The visit was made on the 9th, 10th and 11th of September, 1932, at which time every department was visited and inspected. At the time of the visit the Home family consisted of 160 men, 143 women, 71 boys and 74 girls, a total of 448, and in addition, 3 men and 9 women had been admitted but had not yet arrived. The Home is badly crowded and 9 women and 3 men are being quartered in the hospital, waiting for rooms to be available. The general condition of the Home is very good, and the Board and Superintendent are doing everything possible under the existing conditions to care for the wants of our old people and children. In making our report we have taken up the various departments in detail and have pointed out several recommendations which we think will ,be for the best interest of the Home. KITCHENS AND DINING ROOMS. In spite of the fact that a great deal of the equipment of both kitchens is old and very hard to keep clean, it was all in a very neat and sanitary condition. The wooden tables should be replaced. The refrigeration is of the cold storage type and adequate. A temperature of from 38 to 42' degrees is being maintained. The


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food supply, both in cold storage and in the store rooms, was thoroughly ins.pected and found to be of a very high quality, in fact, of a much better quality than the food purchased by the average home owner. The kitchens and dining rooms were visited before and during two meals and special attention was paid to the cooking, which was found to be excellent in each case. Little waste was noted from the tables of either the old folks' or the children's dining rooms, but an excessive waste was noted in the food returned from the hospital. At the noon meal, served to the old folks on September 9, it was noted that four different kinds of bread were being placed on the tables. This seems to be an unnecessary expense, as I dare say there is not a Mason present today who has more than one or possi:bly two kinds of bread on his own table'. It was also noted that there were five or six kinds of breakfast food in the store room, and an inquiry as to the necessity for furnishing four kinds of bread and several kinds of breakfast food brought the information that the old people demanded it and would "raise the roof" if they did not get what they asked for. In our opinion such matters as these increase the cost of feeding without rendering any benefit, and your committee is of the opinion that a weH balanced and scientific ration should be provided and not attempt to satisfy every individual desire for some special kind of food. It is well understood that in order to do this the Home Board will have to have the backing of every Lodge in the State of Missouri, but when it is done the cost of feeding will be reduced very materially and at the same time provide a healthy and well balanced meal. HOSPITAL. The hospital is in excellent condition, neat, clean, and sanitary. The emergency operating room is a model of neatness and sanitation, but requires a small amount of equipment to make it conform to a standard operating room. The doctor and nurse in charge are to be complimented on this department of the Home. The small refrigerators in the diet kitchen are of the old wooden type and should ,be replaced with a modern refrigerating system. This can be done at a very little cost. CHILDREN'S DORJMITiQRIES. The most serious problem confronting the Home Board for the next two or three years is the question of caring for the boys and girls. Owing to some litigation which has arisen over the ground deeded to the Home last year it is not likely that any relief can be had for some time', and in the meanwhile the boys' and girls' dormitories are becoming more and more crowded. Probably the worst feature, however, is the lack of any facilities for play and recreation during the winter months. The' only places the boys


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have to play in bad weather are the dark, narrow halls. This, of course, creates a good deal of unrest and makes these youngsters very hard to handle at times. The girls' recreation facilities arEl very little, if any, better. The rooms in both the boys' and the girls' dormitory are crowded,but in spite of that they are kept in a very neat and clean condition. It was noted that the windows on one side of the older girls' dormitory faced a small open court across from which was the windows of the older boys' dormitory. This is a condition which your committee recommends should be corrected as soon as it is possible to do so. The bathing facilities of all of the dormitories are fairly adequate except one. In this section there are quartered 23 of the older boys with only one bath tub for the use of the entire number. MEN'S AND WOMEN'S DORMITORIES. The quarters provided for the old folks are crowded, but very comfortable and in most instances very neat and clean. Recreation facilities are adequate, including out-door screened porches, as well as reading rooms and lounge rooms. These are well furnished with comfortable chairs, radios, pianos, etc. LAUNDRY. The laundry is well equipped and the work done by it is equal to that of any privately owned laundry in the city. SERVANT'S' QUARTERS. Most of the servants' quarters are located in the basement of the building, poorly lighted, and ventilated, and in must cases very dirty. The sanitary condition of these quarters should receive immediate attention. PER CAPITA COST. The annual cost per member of the Home family for the year 1932 was $459.53. This was $99.37 less than the average cost 4 years ago. Approximately 20 per cent of this reduction can be attributed to reduction in prices. The balance is the result of careful and scientific management of the Home during the past three years. This cost per member is still high, and we think can be further reduced if the Masons of Missouri will give the Home Board their unqualified support. RECOMMENDATIONS. Your committee in submitting these recommendations is submitting only its own opinion based on facts gathered during the visit to the Home. We believe, however, that if these recommendations are adopted they will be for the best interest of the Home family and will add to their welfare and comfort. There is no doubt but what there are some people now taken


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care of in the Masonic Home who could be better cared for in their own home town with the assistance of their local Lodges, together with the Welfare Committee of the Grand Lodge. We think that more care should be exercised by the Lodges in recommending people for admission to the Home and that the Home Board should secure the services of a trained investigator and that the case of each applicant for admission to the Home be investigated and a report and recommendation made to the Board before action is taken on the application. This is a system which works very successfully in other states, and we believe would help to solve the problem of the crowded condition which now exists. We' recommend that the Home Board install a system of scientific feeding, !both for the children and the old people, and not try to gratify every whim of the inmates as to some special article of diet. We recommend that a modern type of refrigerating system be purchased and installed in the diet kitchens and that all kitchens be equipped with modern metal top tables, instead of the wooden ones now in use. We recommend that the small amount of additional equipment necessary be purchased for the operating room of the hospital to make it comply with the standards of a first-class hospital. CONCLUSION.

Your committee desires to commend the Home Board and Most Worshipful Brother Martin fOr the wonderful work they are doing, surrounded as they are by so many problems and difficulties. They are certainly entitled to the full and active support of every Mason in Missouri. Fraternally submitted, ALBERT LINXWILER, A. S. DEXHEIMER, Committee. MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT OF CUBA.

The Grand ,Master stated that R. W. Bro. A. J. Michener, D. D. G. M. of the 33rd Masonic District, made a flying trip to Cuba early in January last, making the trip by plane with Maj. James Doolittle. He carried with him a message to the President of Cuba, who is a friend of the M.asonic Fraternity. The President graciously acknowledged the message in a letter written, of course, in Spanish, which, being translated, says: "I desire to express to the Grand Lodge of Missouri my recognition of their fraternal courtesy and express to them my hope for prosperity for many years."

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The letter is to be given to the St. Louis Museum, and I will now hand it over to the Grand Secretary. REPORT OF GRAND LECTURER.

To the M ost Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and AccePted Masons of Missouri: Brethren: This is the twenty-seventh report that I have' made to this Grand Lodge. So much that has been heretofore recorded in my reports is applicable to the present time. There are always difficulties to surmount; and when we have successfully oveTcome any obstacles in our way, we have occasion to rejoice. The general con路路 dition of Our country is no better than it was last year. The usual amount of work has been done and we' have reason to be路, lieve that progress has been made, even under the most adverse circumstances. My meetings were generally well attended, especially at night, and notwithstanding the laxity of work, the interest as indicated by their presence and attention seemed to be una:bat.ed. As the instructor in the work, I have at all times adhered closely to the ritual and when occasion presented itself explained the symbolism thereof. In the reports of my deputies many expressions of appreciation of my efforts are given and for the same I am truly grateful. Among these reports is one from Right Worshipful Brother R. A. Breuer, my deputy in the Thirtysecond District, which I wHl quote in full. It is as follows: "The Grand Lodge delibeTates for two or three days every year repealing, revising, and enacting lrows, which is always fit and proper; but the most important function of any officer in our jurisdiction is the work of the Grand Lecturer. The constitution and laws are important to hold our order together in a re'gulatory way, but the 'Grand Lecturer, who not only teaches the letterperfect work but who also interprets to the brethren the depth and meaning of Freemasonry, is the leaven that inspires them to carryon. This district appreciates your visits and has been much improv,e'd and benefited thereby." While there is no panacea for non-attendance, inattention or lack of interest, I believe that the Lodge that conducts its meetings in a dignified and intelligent manner according to the. ritual established by the Grand Lodge, has gone a lo'ng way toward overcoming these obstacles. I visited and held Lodges of Instruction at the following places: Louisiana, Bowling Green, Clarksville, Kahoka, New Florence, Montgomery, Warrenton, Troy, st. Charles, Kirksville, Linneus, Marceline, Richmond, Excelsior Springs, Barry, Cameron, Norborne, DeWitt, Carrollton, Keytesv11le, Shelbyville, Ohillicothe, Maysville, Bethany, Albany, Ravenwood, Maryville,


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Mound City, Savannah, St. Joseph, st. Louis, Festus, Paris, Mexico, Santa Fe, Versailles, Eldon, Linn, Jefferson 'City, Ashland, Columbia, Moberly, Trenton, Milan, Hannibal, ISh-elbina, Independence, Kansas City, Sedalia, Harrisonville, Hume, Eldorado Springs, Lamar, Clinton, Bolivar, Wheatland, Lebanon, Rolla, Sullivan, Butler, Rich Hill, Carrollton, Mansfield, Poplar Bluff, Doniphan, Van Buren, Thayer, Willow Springs, West Plains, Kennett, Malden, Republic, Springfield, Branson, .carthage, Neosho, Cassville', Sweet Springs, Slater, Marshall, St. Marys, Desloge, Bonne Terre, Jackson and Williamstown. There were a number of events, during the year, among the Lodges that had the eff.e'ct to arouse the enthusiasm and maintain interest in the a,bsence of other 'work. One that was most generally celebrated was the observance of the bi-eentennial anniversary of the birth of George W.ashington. This occasion was sometimes celebrated by an individual Lodge but usually by a union of Lodges. In reviewing his life as a soldier, statesman, citizen and Mason, the many traits of his character were recalled and his general conduct found worthy of emulation. The District Associations continue to flourish. The programs are varied bu.t their principal aim is the promotion of bett.eT ritualistic work. , I can attest to this, as the improvement noted from year to year is very evident. The visitations of Lodges and the interchange of work have also been instrumental in the arousing of interest, enlarging their acquaintanceship and establishing of friendships. From several quarters reports of such visitations were made and the writers were enthusiastic over the happy results. .My grateful thanks are due to my deputies for their helpfulness. They have been solicitous for my well being, prepared the way for my coming and rendered valuable assistance' at all times. For all this I shall ever bear them in kindly remembrance. Fraternally submitted, J. R. McLACHLAN, Grand Lecturer. (Adopted.) ELECTION OF GRAND OFFICERS.

The hour for election of Grand Officers having arrived, the Grand Master appointed the following Brethren to act as tellers: N. D. Jackson, A. J. 'Michener, Jewell E. Windle, Albert Linxwiler, Carl A. 'Swenson, Morris E. Ewing, Harry Hightower and Fred H. Knight. The following were elected: M. W. BRO. THAD B. LANDON Grand Master R. W. BRO. FRANK C. BARNHILL Deputy Grand Master


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Senior Grand Wardetl .Junior Grand Wardetl Grand Treasure" Gralld Secretary

ELECTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR MASONIC HOME"

Ther-e were nominated to serve as Directors of the Masonic Home- for the next three years, Brothers Arch A. Johnson, R. R. Kreeger, W. W. Martin, James R. MccLachlan. On motion, the Grand Secretary was directed to cast a unanimous ballot for these Brethren, and they were duly elected as Directors of the Masonic Home. REPRINT

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Reference was made to the recommendation of M. W. Brother Bigger, when Grand Master in 1929, and after statements from M. W. Brother Bigger, the Grand Secretary and R. W. Brothelr James A. Kinder, this matter was left in the hands of the Ways and Means Committee for adjustment. GRAND MASTER OF NEBRASKA.

The Grand Master introduced M. W. Brother Edwin B. Johnston, who addressed the Grand Lodge as follows: "M. W. Grand Master and Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Missouri: Now, this is my first visit in St. Louis, and yet it seems to me that I feel entirely too much at home. I had the pleasure last evening of attending the dinner given to your Past Grand Masters. During the talk and discussion and conversation, I found that your difficulties are much the same as ours, your problems have to be met in the same way that we meet ours. So I felt more at home than ever. It was a distinct pleasure, in the last year, to have your Grand Lodge represented at our 75th annual celebration. We felt quite old at that time, and stm, when I looked at the front of your program here and saw that this is your one hundred and twelfth, I felt like a mere infant in arms. Our annual communication is in June, and any of you Brethren who happen to be in our Grand Jurisdiction at that time will certainly be most welcome to come up and meet with us and see just how we operate in our Grand Jurisdiction. Thank you, Brethren."

The Grand Master next introduced M. W. Brother Lewis E. Smith, Past Grand Master and Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska, who entertained the Grand Lodge in a speech abounding in wit, good stories, and good humor. PRESENTATION TO GRAND MASTER-ELECT.

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that you are all here and we are so proud of the person of whom we shall speak for just a brief moment, that we want all of you to hear. It has been customary for a number of years, upon the election of a Brother to the exalted office of Grand Master, to make some sort of presentation to him. Generally it has taken the form of a basket of fiowers, or if not that, a silk hat, which mayor may not adorn him. In this instance, though, the Past Masters of Temple Lodge in Kansas City, of which I am one, recognizing the fact that flowers soon wither and fade and that silk hats soon go out of style, they selected another means of expressing the joy and the gratification and happiness which they feel in the exaltation to the office of Grand Master of this Grand Lodge, and they have asked me to present to Brother Landon something of a more lasting character. First we present to him the thing which he knows he possesses, and that is the abiding love and affection of the Past Masters and the present Master of Temple Lodge, but, in addition to that, we are going to present to him a little memorial which we have had prepared and which he can hang on the wall of his office or his home, and I want to read it to you, though it is addressed to him: 'To Most Worshipful Brother Thad B. Landon, Grand Master, Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: The Worshipful Master and Past Masters of Temple Lodge No. 299, A. F. & A. M., of which you are also a Past Master, take great pride in your elevation to the exalted office of Grand Master of the Grand Lodge. Constantly during our long years of association with you we have realized that your life and Masonic conduct have typified the highest ideals of citizenship and Freemasonry. We have never known you to swerve for a moment from that which you believed to be right. You have ever championed the cause of the oppressed, the destitute and the friendless. Your great ability, keen intellect and sense of fairness have always been sources of great satisfaction to us. We felicitate the Grand Lodge, knowing that your record as Grand Master will place you high in the list of distinguished men who have served in that office. With congratulations upon this well-deserved additional honor which has come to you, may the blessings of the most high God be with you now and always is our heartfelt wish.' "This is signed by the Master and Past Masters of Temple Lodge."

M. W. Bro. Landon: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren, R. W. Brother Morris: Next to the affection which I have for my wife and family is my affection for the Past Masters and the Officers of my own Lodge and its members, Temple Lodge. I appreciate this wonderful memento of these Past Masters. I just say to you I hope that I may continue to live to deserve the compliment which they have paid me."

ADDRESS OF R. W. BRO. C. C. HUNT.

The Grand Master: "Brethren, we are very fortunate in having with us again at our Grand Lodge Communication Right WorshipfUl Brother Charles C. Hunt, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. I referred yesterday to the fact that Iowa is possessor of probably the finest Masonic library there is in the entire world. A lot of this is due to the energy, the work of Brother Charles C. Hunt, their Grand Secretary. I know we will be most interested in hearing what he has to tell us today."


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R. W. Bro. Hunt: "Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren: Your Grand Master has referred to the fact that Iowa is the daughter of MissourI, and that is true, we are proud of that fact. A great many Grand Lodges have derived their existence from Lodges chartered by a number of other older Grand Jurisdictions. The Grand Lodge of Iowa in that respect is in a peculiar situation. We have no mother except Missouri. All of the Lodges which joined in organizing thH Grand Lodge of Iowa in 1844 were chartered by the Grand Lodge o:E Missouri. You can therefore see why it is always a pleasure for me to come to the Grand Lodge of Missouri. I have not been at·· tending as regularly as Brother Smith of Nebraska, but this is not the first time I attended the Grand Lodge of Missouri. One thing that has attracted my notice, as has already been referred to, that is the similarity of problems that attract the attention of various Grand Lodges, because I have visited a number of them. The vari·· ation is not in the problems that have to be solved, but in the man-· ner of attacking those problems, in the manner of solving them, the method of operation; but no matter what method is used, usually the , same thing results and that is that the problems are attacked with the idea of conserving the principles of Masonry. It has been referred to as an organization of builders, as that, I believe, is the characteristic of Masonry. There are other organizations, many of them, who have high moral purposes, who are fraternal organizations, but the Masonic Fraternity has a peculiar phase, that it depends upon Masonry or work, building, construction. We are not a destructive organization by any means. We sometimes tear down but never until we have a program of building. We have something to construct in mind and the plans laid before we attempt to destroy any existing facility or existing business. I might perhaps refer to some of the variations in method. They are various, each Grand Lodge has its own way, but, as I said before, the same result is attained. Throughout these United States the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, for instance, is looked upon as peculiar, and it is; the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania is a peculiar organization in this respect, that it has practically no vote in the management of the Grand Lodge. In all other jurisdictions the Grand Lodge is the important phase, the controlling force. In Pennsylvania the Grand Master is a czar, his edicts have the force of law and no Grand Lodge can overrule those edicts. They can only be modified by another edict of the same or a succeeding Grand Master. I was interested in talking to the Grand Master of Pennsylvania and members. I will give you one illustration. One of the Past Masters of Pennsylvania was talking regarding a problem of that Grand Jurisdiction and he said, 'It does not become me to tell the Grand Master what he Should do or how he should act.' And yet, Brethren, they have got the same results that we have. They are warm-hearted Brethren the same as we meet anywhere else in the Masonic world; the Grand Master, while he is a czar and his word is law, has always, so far as we know, attempted to build up Masonry. He has attempted to decide questions in the light of what he considered the best interest of Masonry; and I do not know of any case where he decided those questions for his own personal aggrandizement, and it is the same everywhere. Those on the fioor and those on the stage, the committees and officers are all working for the same end, and perhaps not always for the same result, but always with the :!lame end in view, and I am moved to this statement by a statement made this morning, that the Grand Lodge of Missouri has no secrets.


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Before I became identified with the Grand Lodge of Iowa myself in a personal capacity where I could see behind the scenes, I often ;heard the expression that the Grand Lodge was ruled by the Past Masters, and perhaps I believed that, but after I became a Grand Officer myself and was admitted to the council, I found that there was as much difference of opinion in those councils as there was upon the fioor. I have found that there was no thought of ruling the Grand Lodge. There was a consideration of questions with the idea of finding the best way to meet the situation that was confronting the Grand Lodge, and in my experience later, the particular acts of the Grand Lodge which have met the most criticism have been acts that came from the floor and actually opposed and decided upon against the council of the committees consisting of sometimes Past Grand Masters and sometimes committees appointed by the Grand Master. That has been true lately, too. The fact is, Brothers, that in these committee meetings the questions are discussed candidly and thoroughly, whereas some Brother on the floor has not considered all the situations and the angles of the case, but there never has, so far as I know, in connection with the Grand Lodge of Iowa, been a case where a Grand Officer desired to put anything over on a Grand Lodge, and I remember one case, a few years ago, that was very pertinent because a question was up upon which there were decided opinions, and the Grand Lodge was divided clearly, and there was much feeling, and Past Master Granger and the officers were on one side and many of the Brothers were on the other. A large number wanted immediate action while some of the others wanted to debate the question, and they were taking considerable time. Finally those on the other side got impatient and began to hiss down the speakers. Past Master Granger got up and said, 'Brethren, let there never be a time in the history of the Grand Lodge of Iowa when any member upon the floor is denied the right to express his opinion, giving the other side full opportunity,' I am simply giving this as my only experience in another Grand Lodge, and it has been suggested by the remark that you made that the Grand Lodge of Missouri has no secrets. I believe that is true of most Grand Lodges as well as the Grand Lodge of Missouri, that those who are behind the scenes, the officers and committees desire to have everyone express himself and know what is being done so that he can decide for the best interest of Masonry,"

The Grand Master: "Brother Hunt, I express the hope that you may return next year to greet your friend and co-worker, the Grand Secretary of Nebraska, at the same time."

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES.

To the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Brethren: We are of the opinion that the function of the 'Committee on Chartered Lodges is to give briefly a report of the condition of affairs reflected in the reports of the individual Lodges in this jurisdiction. Under the present depressed economic conditions, it would be entirely possible to paint a gloomy picture; but, there being altogether too much gloom and pessimism alloat, your Committee has no desire to add to the current supply. On the con-


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trary, it is our desire to po,int out some of the encouraging things which mark the state of the Fraternity. Your Committee, therefore, begs to report as follows: One year ago the Grand Secretary's report showed 652 chartered Lodges in this Grand Jurisdiction. During the year, five Lodges, viz., Maryville No. 165, King Hiram No. 309, Peculiar No. 530, Bois D'Arc No. 449, and Fairview No. 619, have consolidated with other Lodges, reducing the total number of Lodges to 647. We note that 640 Lodges have made returns. Thirty-six of these, however, were delinquent. Seven Lodges, viz., Bayou No. 365, Clifton Hill No. 161, Eureka No. 73, Novelty No. 181, Pleasant Grove No. 142, Red Oak No. 468, and Warren No. 74, have sent in no report at all. These seven represent a membership of 424. We note that there have been 1,530 initiations; 1,662 have been passed, and 1,778 raised during the year; and there have also been 875 affiliations and 910 reinsatements. On the other side of the account, 951 have dimitted; 10 were suspended for un-Masonic conduct, 4,620 for nonpayment of dues; 21 have been expelled, and 1,566 have died. The net loss in membership for the year is 3,857, leaving the membership as of June 30th, 107,315. The total amount of dues remitted is $9,878.00, and the balance due on delinquent Lodges is $13,352.35. We note a great and continued improvement in the making of the individual Lodge reports, which is due, undoubtedly, to the present form of reporting. We feel that the attention of the Grand Lodge should be directed to the advantages which accrue from the modernizing of the system of reports and the keeping of records which has been done in the Grand Lodge office during the past three years. We are informed that the Grand Lodge office of a sister jurisdiction was thus recently modernized at a cost of more than $10,000.00; whereas the office of the Missouri Grand Lodge has been brought to an up-to-date condition at no additional cost to this Orand Lodge. We note the commendation of individual Secretaries of the form which is now in use. Most of the reports- are now typewritten, which is a notable advance. Our sympathies are aroused by the reports from the delinquent Lodges, which, in every case, show that the officials of these Lodges have been subjected to a great strain, due to bank failures and local commercial conditions, which have made it impossible for them to come to time with their payments. These Lodges urgently request the Grand Lodge to be patient with them and grant such extension of time as individual cases may demand; and your Committee has no hesitation in urging the Grand Lodge to comply with these requests; and it further recommends, in view of the unprecedented conditions through which the country


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is passing, that the fine provided in the By-Laws be this year entirely remitted. Your Committee is satisfied that such action will meet with corresponding cooperation on the part of those Lodges involved and will tend to restore confidence, and in all probability save many members to our Institution. Fraternally submitted, FRANK L. MAGOON, (Adopted.) Chairman. ('1''11e recommendation contained therein ordered referred to Committee on Ways and Means.) MASONIC COLLEGE AT LEXINGTON.

The Grand Master stated: "On August 20, 1932, the old Masonic College Building in Lexington, Mo., was destroyed by fire; the property is now owned by the City of Lexington, and I have been informed that it is the plan of the City to build a replica of the original College Building. Because of the interest of the Grand Lodge of Missouri in this site and building, I propose the following resolution: "RESOLVED, That in the event of the erection of a replica of the old Masonic College building in the City of Lexington. Mo.. the Grand Lodge of Missouri erect a suitable memorial tablet in the building to commemorate the pioneer efforts of our F'raternity to introduce higher education into the State."

The Grand Master: "I shall refer this resolution to the Committee on Ways and Means. but do not ask them to make anY' appropriation at this time."

W. BRO. WM. C. GORDON.

The Grand Master introduced his friend, W. Bro. Wm. C. Oordon, of Marshall, Missouri, the present Grand Commander of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri, who addressed the Grand Lodge in an address which was much appreciated. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC SERVICE.

To the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Brethren: The function of the Service Association is to assist the Lodges, so far as it is able so to do, with plans, inforimation, suggestions and material for meetings in observance of special days, open meetings路 and ceremonials; and in addition, it has been the practice to endeavor each year to give to the Grand Lodge some permanent historical contribution or Masonic reference. Early your Committee adopted a program for the year and certain objectives on that tentative program have been accomplished.


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At no former period has there been an occasion present itself for a more general celebration of any National Masonic event than the year 1932 has brought with the Bi-Centenary of George Washington's birthday. The Grand Master suggested suitable observance to the Lodges in Missouri in a letter calling attention to the material dealing with the life of Washington in the hands of the Committee of the Service Association and the additional material to be had from the- George Washington Commission in Washington, D. C., available for such use. So far as we are informed practically every Lodge celebrated the Bi-Centennial in some manner. It is naturally assumed that Flag Day exercises were more general than usual this year, and it is reported that Saint Louis again had the largest celebration. Suggestions have been made by the Association in former years to prepare for ,Centennial Anniversaries; and in November, Palmyra Lodge No. 18 led the way and was host to officers of the Grand Lodge, who assisted in a fitting observance of the One Hundredth birthday of Palmyra Lodge. The designer who plans most of the work of the Service Association has found time, aside from the many demands for the time of the Orand Master to publish for the Association "The Masonic Fraternity," a volume which explains for the benefit of the individual who has become regularly elected to receive the degrees, the "character of the Institution, its customs, ideals and tr~ ditions". In 1926, the Masonic Service Association prepared "Freemasonry, What It Is", for the purpose of mailing a copy to newly made Master Masons. Your Committee last year reported that material was being prepared for a booklet tending to be educational to the candidate upon his first entrance. Copies of this booklet were mailed to the Grand Officers in June and there are some 1,500 copies available for free distribution at this Grand Lodge. We' would propose that a copy go to every candidate immediately before he receives the degrees. Your committee continues to render assistance in securing documents, papers, files, photographs and such other information as may be found of value for a full, true and complete history ot the Grand Lodge of Missouri, which, it is our hope, in the years to come may be found proper to be written. Two complete sets of lantern slides, depicting points of interest and pictures of Masonic brethren for a Masonic lecture for use in Missouri Lorlges, have been prepared and released during the year. in an attempt to bring the Grand Lodge, its activities and possessions closer to the Fraternity. The first illustrated lecture was delivered January 14th by a member of the committee, and since that time many other Lodges have had the slides. These


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are av'ailable for all Lodges and the slides will be added to and revised as time and occasion demand. Your committee has taken up the matter of a Veteran's Jewel, an has secured a number of samples from manufacturers. The committee would recommend that an appropriation from the Grand Lodge be made for the purpose of providing a Veteran's Jewel for Masons of fifty years' standing, who can prove their right to own one. Of those of fifty years' standing there are 218 brethren reported as being entitled to receive one, and of those who have reached forty years' standing there are 1,024 reported. An appropriate presentation of this jewel by the District Deputy Grand Master, or other Masonic official, would make an interesting and worthy event in any Lodge. Fraternally submitted, THAD R. SMITH, Chairman. (Adopted. Motion involving the expenditure of funds referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.) REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WELFARE.

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Missouri, A. F. & A. M.:

The Grand Lodge law specifically sets out that members of the Welfare Committee, "iShall not receive any compensation whatever for their services or ,be reimbursed for any expense incurred in attending the meetings of said committee." It is therefore obvious that members of this committee must have their expenses paid for service in some other capacity, and since only the Executive Committee of the Masonic Home Board meets monthly, it is also obvious that under the present law for the Home to take care of the expenses, the Welfare Committee, which of necessity must meet monthly, must come from the Executive Committee of the Home. The Committee appointed by the Grand Master was not wholly of the Executive Committee, but all members of the Home Board, which meets quarterly. This led to some confusion and delay by reason of the fact that no quorum was present at the date of the first meeting in November, and no business was transacted, and no checks were sent to those who had previously been receiving checks. However, since the December meeting, although not always with a quorum, meetings have been held every month with only four members of the Committee present at any meeting. Many of the applications came from Lodges asking assistance in caring for members in a destitute condition, or the widow of a member who, on account of physical conditions, such as tuberculosis or cancer, could not be admitted to the Masonic Home; and had it not been for the assistance given by this Committee these persons would have been without the relief which the con-


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ditions showed they were in dire need of. This is so because of the fact that some of our Lodges, on account of economic conditions and bank failures tying up their funds, have not been in a position to contribute very much in the way of relief to their members such as we have referred to. About forty-one of the applicants that were assisted came to the Committee by reference of the applications of those applicants for admission to the Masonic Home. When these applicants were considered by the Masonic Home Board, it was found that they could be taken care of in their own home or with relatives or friends where they were then living, if they could receive a contribution from some source. Many of these applicants still had considerable earning capacity, and the applications showed that most of them were in good health, but, on account of present conditions, were unaJble to secure employment and had no relatives who could assist them. They applied to the Lodges for assistance and immediately the Lodges secured applications for their admission to the Masonic Home because the Lodges did not feel that they were in a p'Osition financially to contribute to their assistance. It was felt that such applicants were in need of temporary relief rather than being furnished a permanent home for the remainder of their lives, and for that reason such applicants were referred to this Committee for assistance. During the year there was referred to this Committee by the Grand Master the correspondence in regard to relief granted by the Masonic Board of Relief of Portland, Oregon, to Mrs. S. M. Tyler, of 'Corinthian Lodge No. 265, A. F. & A. M., Warrensburg, Missouri. It seems that in the early part of 1929 the matter of relief for Mrs. S. M. Tyler was referred to the Welfare Committee and an appropriation of $15.00 per month was made for a period of eight months, ending with September, 1929. At that time the funds of the Welfare Committee were being disbursed through the office of the Grand Secretary, and upon the strength of that action the Masonic Board of Relief of Portland, Oregon, rendered assistance to the amount of $15.00 per month for Mrs. Tyler. For the Grand Lodge session of 1929 the Welfare Committee had no funds out of which relief of this kind could be granted and the Grand Secretary was so notified. It appears, however, that the Masonic Board of Portland continued to render assistance to Mrs. Tyler at the rate of $1路5.00 per month until June of this year, when the


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matter was called to the attention of the Grand Master. After considerable correspondence the Welfare Committee decided that the relief granted to Mrs. Tyler during that period was necessary and that the :Masonic Board of Relief of Portland had made their contributions on the faith of previous correspondence. Therefore, the Welfare Committee voted to pay the amount due the Masonic Board of Relief of Portland, Oregon, $479.90, out of the funds in their hands. This matter was reported to the Grand Master and he approved this manner of settling this claim and the amount has been sent to the said Masonic Board of Relief and the matter closed. Your Committee is conscious of the fact that the policy and tradition of Freemasonry is that it is the duty of the individual Lodge to care for its members and their dependents. In many cases, the Lodge has been unable to do this and to meet emergency cases the Grand Lodge rendered assistance to the Lodge in meeting the claims. So it has been the ,policy of your Welfare Committee to request and insist that the Lodge shall bear one-half of the expense of any applicant. In some cases the Lodge has been unable to pay one-half of this expense. No case has been declined for this inability, but the Committee has insisted that the Lodge shall make at least some contribution. The Committee feels that the Grand Lodge cannot assume the obligation of taking over all of the charity of the entire Fraternity. Nor can the Masonic Home take in all now out of employment. These are strenuous and difficult times and the Lodges should co-operate with the Committee in handling these applicants. Your Grand Master in his address to you said: "Too many attempts are being made to virtually unload charity cases, properly belonging to the individual Lodge, on the Home." It is to be sincerely hoped that Lodges will first consider their own obligation to their unfortunates before seeking assistance elsewhere. During the year your Committee has contributed relief to 62 Lodges, assisting 99 applicants at an average cost of $70.68 for the year, or a monthly cost of $5.89 per applicant, in their own homes, while during the same period the Home admitted 8'2 new members at an average cost of ap,proximately $35.00 a month per member. There are now before this Committee 14 new appUca-


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tions awaiting further investigation, and if found deserving, such relief as may be made possi1ble by this Grand Lodge. The names, numbers, and locations of Lodges assisted, also the names of beneficiaries, with the amount contributed in each instance are listed and herewith appended, and will be available for anyone desiring this information; but it is believed the publication of this portion of our report would serve no useful purpose and should be omitted. A summary of funds received and disbursed during the year follows: SUMMARY OF FUNDS RECEIVED AND DISBURSED. Balance on hand as shown by report made to Grand Lodge, September, 193L $ 553.89 Interest on daily balances for September.. .. .13 Donation received from Dr. Blackledge........... 10.00 Total ..

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Balance on hand received by this Committee __ ... __ ...... $ 424.02 Received from Grand Lodge------ -__ .. . __ .. 7,500.00 Received from Four Mile Lodge __ 1.00 Received from Pythagoras Lodge __ __ __ 4.00 Received from Eureka Lodge 5.00 Interest on daily bank balances __ 3.63 Total to be accounted for

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$7,937.65

Disbursemen ts: Paid for relief as shown by attached statement __ ..... $6,976.90 Federal tax on checks __ __ __ __ 2.04 Paid for minute book __ __ 1.85 Paid for expense of investigation of applicant in Oklahoma ------ __ .. __ __ . Postage and telegrams

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Fraternally submitted, T. W. COTTON, W. A. CLARK,

(Adopted.)

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LIST OF PAYMENTS MADE TO LODGES.

To assist in caring for applications for charity. Composite Lodge No. 369, Mrs. W. A. Henderson, $180.00. Fairfax Lodge No. 483, George W. Brooks, $60.00. Puxico Lodge No. 569, Robert A. Smock, $300.00. Cardwell Lodge' No. 231, Edgar H. Harper and wife, $240.00. Middle Fabius Lodge No. 244, J. R. Baker, $110.00. Middle Fabius Lodge No. 244, S. M.Gier, $60.00. Perseverance Lodge No. 92, E. E. Powell, $80.00. Callao Lodge No. 38, Mrs. Finis Williams, $120.00. Callao Lodge 'No. 38, Mrs. A. J. Mathis, $120.00. Twilight Lodge No. 114, W. C. Botts, $,50.00. Centralia Lodge No. 59. Urbin E. Quirey, $135.00. ISamaritanLodge No. 42'4, Mrs. Ivan Rouse, $240.00. Pine Lodge No. 314, ,Charles IF. Franken, $90.00. St. Francois Lodge No. 234, M. M. Landrum, $40.00. Unity Lodge No. 495, Lewis children, $720.00. Trowell Lodge No. 440, Mrs. F. A. Meyers, $120.00. Pythagoras Lodge No. 383, Michael H. Tribble, $77.00. Nodaway Lodge No. 470, A. M. Campbell, $120.00. Arlington Lodge No. 346., Squire E,. Bryant, $55.00. St. Joseph Lodge No. 78, Thomas A. Trent, $60.00. Clarksville Lodge No. 17, Cary R. Bankhead, $30.00. East Prairie Lodge No. 384, James A. Smotherman, $165.00. Joachim Lodge No. 164, Mrs. C. Gasche, $100.00. East Gate Lodge' No. 630, John H. and Maude Sherman, $55.00. 'Carthage Lodge No. 197, $65.00. Temperance Lodge No. 438, Joe Burnam and wife, $5.00. Ralls Lodge No. 33, A. H. Fike, $30.00. McDonald Lodge No. 324, George H. Burton, $100.00. Naphtali Lodge No. 25, George E. Dennis and wife, $197.,50. Wheeling Lodge No. 434, J.C. Ca~ter, $30.00. Centralia Lodge No. 59, John F. Betz, $30.00. Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, Ernest Goetz, $12.50. Gate of the Temple No. 422, J. C. Henry, $40.00. Norwood Lodge No. 622, Chas. T. Schoonover, $80.00. Salisbury Lodge No. 208, Joshua T. Bunton, $120.00. Mt. Zion Lodge No. 327, Mrs. Wm. Langston and children, $42.50. Naylor Lodge No. 568, George W. Cossey, $:2'2.50. King Hill Lodge No. 376, Marion McVey, $120.00. Pride of the West Lodge No. 179, Mrs. 'Clara Klein, $85.00. IDureka Chapter, O. E. S. No. 90, Martha L. Ramsey, $90.00. Rural Lodge No. 316, Baxter Brown and wife, $210.00. Rural Lodge No. 316., Victor Merriman, $105.00. Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, Adele P. E. Ketchum, $144.00. Gate City Lodge No. 522, Albert Lowe Johnston and Susie E. Johnston, $210.00. Missouri Lodge No.1, H. L. Henderson and wife, $70.00. 'Charles~ ton Lodge No. 407, N. T. Strickland, $8.00. St. Francois Lodge No. 234, A. W. Bradshaw, $30.00. Barnesville Lodge No. 353, Mrs. J. A.


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Griggs, $60.00. Twilight Lodge INo. 114, Virgil G. Hawkins, $60.00. Webster Groves Lodge No. 84, Leopold H. Du Paul, $90.00. Wellston Lodge No. 613, Mrs. Verne J. Rutledge, $87.50. Hinton Lodge No. 455, James M. stone, $20.00. Temple Lodge No. 299, Mary C. Hill, $40.00. Milton Lodge No. 151, Pollock Children, $42'.50. Osage Lodge No. 303, Jacob Andrew ,carey, $90.00. Keystone Lodge No. 243, Mrs. Emma Schmidt, $45.00. Itaska Lodge' No. 420, Alex. A. Greditzer, $20.00. Rocheport Lodge No. 67, Henry Spillmann, $30.00. Adelphi Lodge No. 355, Robert W.Mitchell, $80.00. Moberly Lodge No. 344, Mrs. Mary Howard, $6(}.00. Puxico Lodge No. 596, W. C. Clark and wife, $60.00. Four Mile Lodge No. 212, Claud Smith, $4.00. Novinger Lodge No. 583, Wm. W. Tippett, $44.00. Chillicothe Chapter, O. E. S. 'No. 113, Miss Allie Gaster, $30.00. Clarksville Lodge No. 17, J. M. Collins, $50.00. Henderson Lodge No. 477, George Wilkerson, $60.00. Four Mile Lodge No. 212, J. F. Lasswell, $75.00. Jefferson Lodge No. 43, John E. Gorman, $45.00. Naphtali Lodge No. 25, Wm. Francis Hall, $30.00. Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40, George Reinecker and wife, $80.00. Missouri Lodge No.1, Mrs. Klara Boltz, $25.00,. Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40, Mrs. Lavina Hale, $30.00. Rushville Lodge No. 230, Wm. Jacks and Harriet E. Jacks, $3(}.00. Stansberry Lodge No. 109, John Hill Ruxton, $20.00. Hinton Lodge No. 455, Walter W. Berry, $15.00. Corinthian Lodge No. 265, Mrs. S. M. Taylor, Paid to Masonic Board of Relief, Portland, Oregon, $479.90. Total, $6,976.90. INFORMATION OF DEEP INTEREST.

The Grand Master said: "r have just received information that our great friend of the Masonic Home, one that we have known for many years, one who is deeply interested in the Masonic Home, has just intimated that he is willing to make up whatever the difference is between $7,500.00 and the amount which the Ways and Means Committee appropriates for the use of the Welfare Committee." (Applause.)

CALLED FROM LABOR.

At 12: 30 o'clock P. M. the Grand Lodge was CALLED FROM LABOR until 2 o'clock P. M., September 28, 1932.


SAMUEL RAYMOND FREET PAST GRAND MASTER

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SECOND DAY-AFTERNOON SESSION.

St. Loui!s, September 28, 1932. At 2 o'clock P. M. the M. W. Grand Lodge was CALLED TO LABOR by M. W. Grand Master Ray V. Denslow. Prayer was offered by R. W. Rev. W. W. Pierce, Grand Chaplain. FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE.

The Orand Secretary reported that P. G. M., had completed his report and moved that it be received and which was so ordered. (See pages

M. W. Brother C. H. Briggs, on Foreign Correspondence pIinted in the Proceedings, 283 to 348.)

REQUEST OF ARTHUR J. BUTTERFIELD.

The Grand Secretary presented the request of Brother Arthur J. Butterfield, formerly a member of Shalimar Lodge No. 1131 of Chicago, Illinois, a Past Master of that Jjodge, and now a member of Webster Groves Lodge No. 84, desiring to be recognized as a Past Master in this jurisdiction, under our law. The Grand Lodge granted this request. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY.

M. W. Bro. John Pickard presented the rePort of the Committee on Necrology, which was adopted, and is as follows:

To the M. W. Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Brethren: The Committee on Necrology begs leave to present its report. During the current Masonic year, the Grand Lodge of Missouri suffered the loss of two distinguished and beloved Past Grand Masters, M. W. Bro. Samuel R. Freet, who died October 4, 1931, and M. W. Bro. Corona H., Briggs, who died September 24, 1932. Appropriate memorials of these two distinguished brethren have been sent by our Grand Master to all the constituent Lodges of this Grand Jurisdiction and to all Grand Lodges throughout the world with which the Grand Lodge of Missouri is in amity. In addition to these distinguished Craftsmen, the following Grand Jurisdictions have been bereaved of the eminent brethren whose names are hereto appended. Missouri pays tribute to the high standing and worth of these distinguished brethren, whose services to the Craft are an open book. Arkansas :-Finis Ernest Miller, Grand Senior Warden, died July 23, 1932. Richard Calhoun Bright, Grand Treasurer, died May 27, 1932. ColoTado:-Frank G. Mirick, Past Grand Master,


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died November 21, 1931. Delaware:-Frank B. Massey, Past Grand Master, died September 12, 1931. Florida:-Marcus Endel, Past Grand Master, Grand Treasurer, died March 28, 1932. Illinois:Chester E. Allen, Past Grand Master, died December 15, 1931. Indiana :-Charles N. :Mikels, Past Grand Maste'r, died September 6, 1931. Iowa:-Amos Norris Alberson, Past Grand Master, died August 17, 1931. Kentucky:-Thomas Stevenson Pettit, Past Grand Master, died November 30, 1931. Owen Daviess Thomas, Past Grand Master, died June 16, 1932. Maine:Charles Boardman Davis, Grand Secretary, died December 17, 1931. Michigan:-James F. McGregor, Grand Tiler, died October 2, 1931. Robert P. Anderson, Past Grand Master, died May 14, 1932. Minnesota:-Hayden French, Past Grand Master, died July 9, 1932. Mississippi:-Thomas Blewett Franklin, Past Grand Master, died November 9, 1931. Nebraska:-John Dean Ringer, Deputy Grand Master, died August 23, 1931. George Hamilton Thummel, Past Grand Master, died February 5, 1932. Nevada:Charles A. Beemer, Past Grand Master, died March 24, 1932. Ohio:-Henry Marcellus Hagelbarger, Past Grand Master, died February 17, 1932. William Alvin Belt, Past Grand Master, died May 14, 1932. Oregon:-David Patterson Mason, Past Grand Master, died October 13, 1931. Will Moore, Past Grand Master, died February 24, 1932. William Henry Hobson, Past Grand Master, died May 22, 1932. South Dakota :-Ivan W. Goodner, Past Grand Master, died November 17, 1931. John Robert Willcockson, Junior Grand Deacon, died January 9, 1932. Texas :-John R. Arnold, Past Grand Master, died April 7, 1932. Vermont:-Alfred Clare Wilson, Grand Chaplain, died February 21, 1932. Washington:Stephen James Chadwick, Past Grand Master, died November 19, 1931. West Virginia:-William T. Ice, Jr., Past Grand Master, died March 6, 1932. John Wesley Ashley, Senior Grand Deacon, died April 6, 1932. Wisconsin:-Lewis Edwin Reed, Past Grand Master, died September 20, 1931. Alexander Everett Matheson, Past Grand Master, died November 13, 1931. Wyoming:-Frank Alan Holliday, Past Grand Master, died February 18, 1932. Fraternally submitted, JOHN PICKARD, Chairman. MEMORIAL SERVICE. Following the reading of the foregoing report on the Grand Master stated that a brief Memorial Service be held in honor of our two late Past Grand Masters, Freet and Corona H. Briggs, and called upon M. W. Pickard, who spoke as follows: "Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren:

Necrology, would now Samuel R. Bro. John

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Past Grand Master, went to his reward on Saturday last and was buried on Sunday. A grand old man has gone to his well-merited reward. For two generations he has gone in and out among us throughout this great state. Everywhere he went his presence was a blessed one. To every Lodge he visited his coming was a benediction. Stalwart in form, stalwart in mind, stalwart in spirit, he was found on the right side of every question. We shall not see his like again. I wish to ask the members of the Grand Lodge to rise and each in his own way, with bowed head, offer a prayer of thanksgiving to Almighty God for the life of this good and useful man, now translated to the celestial Lodge on high. Let us pray." (Silent Prayer.)

The Grand Master: "Brethren, when I learned on last Saturday afternoon of the death of Doctor Briggs, arrangements were made for the funeral and Most Worshipful Brother Byrne E. Bigger, Past Grand Master, was asked to assume charge of the Masonic ceremony. Both Past Grand Master Bigger and myself were present, and inasmuch as he conducted the funeral service on that occasion and was an intimate friend of the Doctor for a "great many years, I will ask him to say just a few words about the life of Doctor Briggs."

M. W. Bro. Bigger: "Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren, the tribute that Most Worshipful Brother Pickard has just paid to Past Grand Master Briggs may be all that should be said, but I think that it would behoove us to pause for a moment and reflect upon the life of this man, because he came down in our midst from those great souls that brought Freemasonry to you and to me. They were inoculated with the fundamental principles and teachings of Freemasonry as probably few of us ever will be. His idea was that of the tremendous power of an individual soul. You know the world asks three questions of you and me, and the first is, 'What kind of a man are you?' And, according to the standards of Freemasonry and of the Christian religion which Most Worshipful Brother Briggs so ably represented and so conscientiously followed, he was pure in heart, he was magnanimous, he was gentle, he was helpful; in other words, he exemplified in his personal makeup those elements of nature that we Freemasons so persistently inculcate in our teachings. The next great question they ask of an individual in this world is, 'What have you?' And I believe that as Freemasonry goes in the realm or knowledge, Most WorshipfUl Brother Briggs would have stood at the head of the class. His mind was fortified not only with the technical works of theology, but he had at hand a fund of information that he could instantly quote to yoU-dates and circumstances. He had an idea as to what was the underlying motive back of this and that Masonically, subjectively, and in his religion. In other words, he knew; his knowledge was profound. Then the third question they ask-and this is where a lot of us fail-is 'What can you do?' Grand Master in 1899, as I said at the service the other day, he laid more cornerstones than any other man that ever lived in Missouri. He probably dedicated more Masonic halls than any other man that ever lived in Missouri. He conducted more Masonic funerals than any other man that ever lived in Missouri. He did everything that he was asked to do, and was ever ready to respond, at whatever sacrifice, to do not only the big thing, but also the little thing, not only that which was spectacular, but he was wllling to serve in the most menial capacity. I recall a little instance that


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occurred when Brother Sol E. Waggoner, President of the Masonic Home, passed away. Service was conducted in this Auditorium. I was asked by the then Master of Occidental Lodge to preside and did so. The question arose about a Chaplain. None of the Grand Chaplains were available at that particular moment, so I turned to Brother Briggs and said, 'Will you please act as Grand Chaplain?' His immediate answer was, 'Most Worshipful Sir, if that is your request, I will comply.' Do you realize what that means? He was willing to do anything that our work might go on. We have known him; we can emulate his virtues; but we can never supply that which we have lost. I do not believe there is anyone here that will arise to completely fill his shoes, but in our own individual feeble way, let us remember this point as a memorial of this good man who has been with us so long, and here and now resolve that we will be good men and true, that we will be wise men and sincere, and that we will do our best at all times on whatever task may be assigned to us. Thus, in that manner, and in that alone, can we honestly and truly pay a just tribute to this good and worthy Brother. Older than I, still one whom I loved as a friend, yet who treated me as a son, our oldest Past Grand Master in his fifty-two years of Masonic life fUlly exemplified the tenets of our ancient and honored Institution. It is ours to follow his noble example."

The Grand Master called upon M. W. Bro. William R. Gentry, who paid the following tribute to M. W. Br<>. Samuel R. Freet: "Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren:

Doubtless many

ot you were present two years ago when Most WorshipfUl Brother Samuel R. Freet, one of the most lovable men that ever lived, came into the Grand Lodge meeting in Kansas City and with great difficulty, because of his weakness following a serious operation, delivered the opening part of his Grand Master's address, after having gone through the ceremony of opening the Grand Lodge that morning. Because of his physical infirmity it was impossible for him to finish reading the address, and he turned it over to me and I read it for him and presided during the most of that session. About the time when we were ready to close, when I had been elected to the office of Grand Master, Brother Freet managed, with much difficulty, to get back to the Temple and into the Grand Lodge, and he was the one who pinned upon me the jewel of office which I was to wear for the ensuing year by permission of the Grand Lodge. It fell to my lot to pin upon him the Past Grand Master's jewel on that occasion. Many of you will recall that both of us were very deeply moved, and I saw in the audience gathered there that day many a Brother Mason who was wiping his eyes because a mist aroSe in them that prevented him from seeing clearly. We knew that Brother Freet had been through a serious trial; and, while we hoped that he might regain his strength in time, his condition was such that we entertained great fears for him. He grew better, his strength returned in a measure and he undertook to go back to his office and again take up the practice of his profession, but a year ago this summer it was found that the condition which caused the first operation had recurred. He went to Mayo Brothers in Rochester and had a very serious operation performed and it was found that he was beyond the pale of human effort. He went down and down until, when our Grand Lodge met, he sent a telegram that was read here, a copy of which was read here yesterday, to the Grand Master, in regard to his inability to be here, and during the Grand Lodge session we entertained great fears as to his con-


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dition. The Grand Lodge closed, and in a few days a telegram came informing us that our beloved friend and Brother had laid down the working tools of life and been called to his eternal rest. "He was my personal friend. I was under many obligations to him on account of almost innumerable courtesies he had extended to me as we went up the line, he just one step ahead of me, from the time that we were appointed down at the bottom of the line untll he finished and I took over the management of the affairs of the Grand Master's office. I was called at the request of his widow, who knew of our warm, personal friendship, to conduct the Masonic funeral services. The Baptist Church across the street from Ivanhoe Temple was crowded almost to its utmost capacity; and as I officiated there as Acting Grand Master on that occasion in the presence of a large group of Brethren who had gone from Saint Louis and elsewhere, Past Grand Masters and Grand Officers and a large number of Masons from Kansas City, and friends outside the Masonic Fraternity, as I looked over that vast audience, I could notice in the face of every individual whom I could see that which indicated that he had lost-he or she had lost one of his or her nearest and dearest friends or nearest and dearest relatives. I have never seen a large audience so moved as that large audience was. Love for the memory of our beloved Brother Freet was evident upon the face of every individual gathered there, with sympathy for those who had been left behind, and deepest sorrow because of the loss we all had sustained. Brother Freet was a lawyer. It has been given to but few lawyers in his great city where he died to live up to the high standards by whic~ he practiced law. He was a man of rare ability, of unusual mentality, his standing in the profession was of the highest, his word was as good as his bond, his brethren in the profession loved him, admired him, and when he defeated them they felt like a true knight who has been whipped by a better knight. In the community he was an outstanding citizen, always on the side of that which is ennobling and uplifting, always on the side of righteousness and temperance and justice and morality. He was the leading figure in that great church in which he held his membership. His word of counsel was regarded as the word of no other man, I think, in all the great membership of that church. He was an earnest student of the Word of God, and for many years a sincere and earnest teacher of the youth of that congregation in its Sabbath School. In the home, perhaps, he reached his highest standard. He said to me a year or so before he died, although he had been married many years at that time, 'My wife and I have never passed the sweetheart stage'. They were a devoted husband and wife, sweethearts indeed in the highest, truest and noblest sense of the word. His little daughter fairly worshipped him and he was devoted to her as only a loving father of the finest type can be, and we all know how he stood in the Masonic Fraternity. I said many times in gatherings where I spoke in communities in which Brother Freet had visited in Lodge gatherings where he had spoken before me, that I had one of the hardest jobs that any Grand Master ever had, as I attempted to succeed Brother Freet, because he was perfectly loved, because he was so outstanding in Masonry, because his rulings were so eminently fair and because the finest possible sort of Freemasonry would emanate from his noble nature on all occasions. In the Lodge and out of the Lodge he practiced those noble principles which we are taught at the Masonic altar. No Grand Master who ever served this Grand Lodge in the approximately one hundred and twelve years of its existence


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was ever more beloved, more honored, more revered, more nearly worshipped by men in the north and the south. and the east and the west, of this great Jurisdiction of ours than our beloved brother, Samuel R. Freet. His life was as nearly perfect as that of any Mason we can find who has ever lived within our portals. He laid down the working tools of life, approaching his death calmly, knowing it was near at hand, leaving behind at the end of forty-seven years, or nearly forty-seven years, a reputation which few men have been able to achieve in all the various walks of life to which 1 have referred. 'His virtues are on perpetual record in the hearts of all his Brethren.' "We have all suffered a tremendous loss as we have lost his counsel, his guidance, his services and his noble character. 1 say of him, as 1 said to the Past Grand Masters at the dinner last night of that great old standard bearer, Doctor Briggs, as he came to the end of his career he could truthfully say with the Apostle Paul, 'I have fought a good fight, 1 have finished my course, 1 have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righ teousness.' "May his noble example inspire you and me and all our Brethren to greater effort, to nobler deeds, to acts of kindness, benevolence and charity, and may we in due time meet him upon that happy shore beyond the river which he has crossed."

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RITUAL.

M. W. Bro. Anthony F. Ittner presented the following report. which was adopted: To the Gra1ld Lodge} A. F. & A. M.} of Missouri: Brethren: Your ,Committee on Ritual begs leave to report as follows: In Article IV, Sec. 27. of the Grand Lodge by-laws. which enumerates the standing committees of the Grand Lodge and sets out their duties. subdivision (n) provides for "A Committee on Ritual. to whom shall be referred all proposed changes in the Ritual." Article II, Sec. 13, of the Grand Lodge By-Laws provides for a Grand Lecturer and says that "The Grand Lecturer shall (a) "Acquaint himself thoroughly with the work and Lectures of the Three Degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry." (b) "He shall visit the Lodges in this jurisdiction as extensively as possible, and instruct them in the Work. ,Lectures and Ceremonies adopted by this Grand Lodge." It is the opinion of the Grand Master, fully shared by this Committee, that the language of these two sections does not definitely fix the responsibility of conserving and preserving the Work and transmitting it unimpaired to future generations. We believe that this responsibility should be definitely fixed by law and that the duties of the Committee on Ritual should be amplified and more clearly defined. There should be a legally constituted arbiter


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or court of last resort to decide disputes arising in regard to the Work and Lectures. For upwards ofa quarter of a century, Right Worshipful Brother McLachlan has served this Grand Lodge as its Grand Lecturer with distinction' and marked ability. He has always been regarded . as a safe custodian of the Work, is so regarded by all today, and will continue to be so regarded as long as we are privileged to enjoy his services as Grand Lecturer. What we are about to say, therefore, does not carry with it the slightest criticism, either expressed or implied, of his splendid service. We are merely seeking to build for the future; to fix a safe and definite policy, which will assure the permanence of the Work and furnish a reliable arbiter in all cases of dispute. We believe therefore that the Committee on Ritual, in addition to its duty to pass on proposed changes, should be clothed with the functions of a Board of Custodians. Its number should be definitely fixed by law and we recommend that it be composed of five members as it is at the present time. We further recommend that the terms of the members of the first committee so appointed be for one, two, three, four and five years respectively; that the Grand Master each year shall fill the vacancy so occurring, and that the term of each such member shall be for five years. We believe that the Committee should be given authority to meet, not to exceed three times each year, by order and direction of the Grand Master. We further recommend that the Committee on Jurisprudence be instructed to prepare a by-law embodying the foregoing recommendations and that if there be no legal objection the same be called up for action at this communication of the Grand Lodge. We compliment the Grand Master on his beautiful ceremony of opening the Grand Lodge and in keeping with his views and with this splendid object lession in view, we recommend that the Committee on Ritual be charged with the duty of working out and reporting to the next Grand Lodge appropriate ceremonies for opening, calling off and calling on, and closing the Grand Lodge. It is the opinion of Most Worshipful Brother Denslow that this Grand Lodge should publish a "Book of Ceremonies", including the funeral service, which shall be pubUshed separately from the 'Constitution and By-Laws. He has further expressed the desire to have the existing ceremonies revised and provided with better and more comprehensive directions and explanations. Therefore, to give effect to the Grand Master's views, we recommend that the Committee on Ritual be charged with the duty of revising the "Ceremonies" of this Grand Lodge and submitting a report thereon to the next Annual Communication.


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The approval by the Grand Lodge at its Communication in 1931 of the Report of the Committee on Grand Master's Address contained a mandate, or rather several mandates, to this路 Committee. Most Worshipful Brother Gentry recommended certain changes in the ritual and a revision of our funeral service. It becomes the duty of the ICommittee to consider and report on his recommendations. Let us consider first Brother Gentry's recommendations as to the funeral service. He says he thinks the funeral service "could be greatly improved by a little revising". He then adds, "I think it is too long". Then follow a number of reasons and explanations, after which he concludes with the following words: "I recommend that these suggestions -be referred to the Committee on Ritual for consideration and that the Committee report at next year's session of this Grand Lodge its views concerning the advisability of revising the funeral service with such changes, if any, as it may deem it advisable to make therein." 'Ve desire to compliment and to thank Most Worshipful Brother Gentry On this valuable piece of pioneer work and for taking up, if we may be pardoned for using the expression, the much needed role of an iconoclast. Our funeral service has outgrown its day and generation and is badly in need of revision. Though creditable as a compilation, the selections are not always harmoniously pieced together. It is perhaps too long, as Brother Gentry says, though it is one of the "short" funeral services of the country. We know of only two that are shorter and most of them are from two to four times as long. Still, we agree with Brother Gentry, and if it can be shortened without detracting from its beauty and impressiveness, it ought to be shortened. We feel that our funeral service, while beautiful in many of its passages, contains too many cruel reminders of the sordid and frightful aspects of death, and too little of consolation and cheer to the mourners. There are times, too, when it moralizes and sermonizes without any apparent good reason. We have a clearly defined idea in our minds and hearts of what the ideal funeral service should be, but we have an equally well defined idea of our limitations and lack of ability to produce such a service. But in order not to appear recreant to the duty which the Grand Lodge imposed upon us, we have prepared a funeral service which fully complies with Brother Gentry's requirement of brevity. It is little more than half as long as our present service. We are prepared to submit this service if the Grand Lodge desires to hear it. If it is submitted, the Grand Lodge may then either reject it in toto, a course which will not hurt our feelings


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in the least, it may adopt it as final, or it may adopt it tentatively with instructions to have a limited edition printed in inexpensive pamphlet form to be tried out by some of the Lodges. If this course be adopted, let the Committee be authorized to reo vise it further and make a final report next year, based upon its further study and its practical experience with the service itself. (The Grand Lodge listened to the proposed service and referred the ,same back to the Committee for further consideration during the coming year.) Brother Gentry further recommends that the giving of the charge in each of the degrees be omitted at the time the remainder of the degree is conferred and be given to the candidate when he passes his proficiency examination. We recommend that this suggestion of Brother Gentry be not adopted. Following his first recommendation, Most Worshipful Brother Gentry says: "I think some of the charges could be greatly improved by shortening them. In some, a sentence here and there could well be eliminated and in the charge in the second degree a whole paragraph might well be stricken out." We recommend that this suggested change in the charges be not adopted. Fraternally submitted, ANTHONY F. ITTNER, JOHN PICKARD, HENRY C. CHILES, CHARLES T. KORNBRODT, (Adopted.) JAMES A. KINDER, NEXT ANNUAL COMMUNICATION.

R. W. Bro. Thomas H. Reynolds extended an invitation to the Grand Lodge, on behalf of the Brethren of Kansas City, to hold its 113th Annual Communication in their city, which invitation was unanimously accepted. . REPORT

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R. W. Bro. Thad B. Landon presented the following report, which was adopted.

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. <'7' A. M. of Missouri: Brethren: Your Committee to examine the charter of the Grand Lodge and the charter of the Masonic Home, and report thereon at the


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Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of 1932, beg leave to report as follows: At the last Communication of the Grand Lodge, held at St. Louis, the Grand Master, in his annual report, stated as follows: "Under the charter of the Masonic Home, the administration of funds for charitable purposes to members of the Masonic Fraternity and their dependents is limited to persons who are residing in that Home. In other words, a person may be eligible to the Masonic Home under all the rules and regulations and may be very greatly in need of money for the absolute necessities of life, but if there is a waiting list so that such a person cannot be admitted promptly to the Home when his or her eligibility has been established, no matter how great the need of such person may be, none of the funds belonging to the Home can be expended for even his or her bare necessities of life. There are many cases, also of old members of the Fraternity or their widows or orphans who are able to establish eligibility to the Home, except for some physical or mental disqualification. The Home has no place to take care of persons afflicted with mental diseases, and the rules properly prohibit the acceptance by the Home of persons suffering from certain physical diseases. These rules are wise and are made for the benefit of the great number of members of the Home family. "In many instances a little financial help of, say, fifteen to twentyfive dollars a month would .enable a relative to take care of one of our old Brethren, or of one of the widows or orphans of one of our Brethren, and thus leave room in the Home for someone who is more needy or who has no one who could, with a little financial assistance, take care of him or her. "In view of these circumstances, I recommended that the Grand Lodge adopt a resolution declaring it to be the sense of this Grand Lodge that the charter of the Masonic Home of Missouri should be so amended as to permit the Board of Directors of that Home to extend such charity with the funds of the Home (outside of the principal of the endowment fund) as to the Board, or a majority of the members thereof, may seem advisable in cases which the Board shall find to be such as are eligible to the Home except for physical or mental disqualification, or lack of room in the Home for such cases; and that the Board of Directors of the Home be requested to cause a proper application to be made to the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, which granted the charter to the Home, to amend the charter so as to permit such action on the part of the Board of Directors."

Thereafter the following resolution was presented and acted upon as follows: "BE IT RESOLVED, That the incoming Most Worshipful Grand Master appoint a Committee of five members of the Grand Lodge whose duty it shall be to examine the charter of the Grand Lodge and also of the Masonic Home of Missouri, and to report at the next session of the Grand Lodge upon any necessary amendments to the Charter of the Grand Lodge and/or the Masonic Home of Missouri, which said Committee shall deem advisable for the proper administration of the affairs of the Grand Lodge and the Masonic Home of Missouri."

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reported as follows: "The Right Worshipful Thad B. Landon, incoming Deputy Grand Master, has appeared before your Committee and advised the Committee that motion would be made to appoint a Special Committee with authority to completely revise the fundamental laws of the Grand Lod~e and the Masonic Home Board so that the same will be more workable and comply with court decisions as to authorities and powers of corporations. "This Committee feels that the work of such Special Committee should not be prejudiced by decisions made upon By-Laws affecting that subject, and accordingly recommends that the Grand Lodge take no action on this amendment and that the same be referred to the Special Committee suggested by Right Worshipful Thad B. Landon. "(d) A resolution was presented to this Committee to the effect that the Directors of the Masonic Home be requested to take steps necessary to have their articles of incorporation amended to give the Most Worshipful Grand Master the right to participate and vote. This resolution was signed by Brothers Gentry, Briggs, Johnson, Cotton, Kreeger and Clark. "The Committee makes the same recommendation with reference to this resolution as it made for the amendment to the By-Laws proposed for t.he same purpose set out last above."

The Grand Lodge was originally incorporated by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, February 17, 1843, and you can find the full text in the laws of that date if you so desire. The name of the corporation, as provided by the legislative enactment is "Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Ancient Masons of the State of Missouri". The powers given, other than the conducting of a collegiate institution, you will note, are very meagre, that is, it is vested with power and autho,rity to acquire, hold, possess, use, occupy and enjoy real and personal estate to the amount of $50,000.00; and to sell and conveyor otherwise dispose of the same, etc. By an Act approved March 22, 1870, the original Act was amended so as to permit the acquisition of property not exceeding in value the sum of $300,000.00. Section 222 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge provides: "The members of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home shall be elected by written ballot immediately following the election o! the Grand Lodge Officers. Nominations for Directors shall be made prior to the ballot being taken."

So that the thirteen directors are elected in accordance with the Articles of Agreement of the corporation. The Masonic Home is supported by a per capita tax against the entire membership of the Fraternity, and, in addition thereto, $10.00 of each initiation fee goe.s to the Masonic Home, -and also from donations from other allied Masonic bodies, and the Eastern Star of Missouri, and the charitable inclined. The Grand Lodge, by its By-Laws, Section 223, has legislated that the Endowment Fund, now under the control and management of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home, and all additions


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thereto hereafter made, shall continue to be a permanent fund to help support and maintain said Home, and that only the earnings and income therefrom can be used for that purpose. The Masonic Home makes annual reports to the Grand Lodge. So that the Grand Lodge, by reason of this support to the Masonic Home, the election of the Directors thereof, the receiving and 'acting upon reports of the M8iSonic Home, and the receipt of moneys from the Grand Lodge, is the trustee of the Grand Lodge, so far as such funds are concerned. The Masonic Home, a corporation, is a separate and distinct legal entity, authorized and empowered to operate a Masonic Home and to accept gifts, devises and bequests of property for the purposes of said Home. On the other hand, the Grand Lodge, by its charter, is not authorized to operate and maintain a Masonic Home or dispense any other charities or to accept gifts, deviRes and bequests of property for the purposes of charity or any other purpose. As suggested by the Grand Master in his annual report quoted herein, worthy Masons, dependent upon charity, may not be eligible to the Masonic Home, and also those deserving of charity who, because of physical or mental disability, are also ineligible, since the home cannot eare for those afflicted with mental diseases, and the rules of the Masonic Home prohibit the acceptance therein of those afflicted with particular physical diseases. In addition thereto, in many instances, relief might be given to those deserving of the same outside of the Home, and which would cost very much less than if they were taken into the Home, but it has been ruled that no charity can be administered by the Masonic Home except to those actually within the Home itself. Heretofore the Grand Lodge constituted the Welfare Committee, composed of members of the Masonic Home Board, and appropriated sums of money to that Committee, and said Committee of the Masonic Home Board as the Welfare Committee has extended relief outside of the Home. Your Committee recommends as follows: First, that the officers of the Grand Lodge, with the advice and consent of the Chairman of the Jurisprudence and Laws Committee, proceed to secure an amendment to its charter under the laws of the State of Missouri, so that the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of the State of Missouri shall be authorized and empowered to assess and collect from the several subordinate Lodges and from the members thereof under its jurisdiction. such sums of money as may be deemed necessary to be appropriated for the benefit of said Grand Lodge and its members, benevolences


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and charities; to maintain, control, conduct, operate, and superintend charities, benevolences, homes, and hospitals for the relief and care of indigent Masons, their widows and orphans within or without a Masonic Home, either directly or through agencies and trustees created and appointed by said corporation; and to purchase or otherwise acquire, to have, hold, lease, mortgage, or otherwise create liens on, to sell, convey, exchange, transfer, assign or lease, or in any other manner whatsoever to acquire and dispose of, real and personal property necessary or convenient in carrying out any of the purposes of this corporation; to accept and receive gifts, devises, bequests, donations, annuities and endowments of real or personal property and to use, hold and enjoy the same both as to princi-pal and income and invest and re-invest the same or any part thereof for the furtherance of any of the objects, interests or purposes of the corpoTation as hereinbefore stated or such a.s may hereafter be authorized. The particular reason for recommending such amendment to the charter of the Grand Lodge is, first, that the name given under the act of incorporation of the legislature as heretofore mentioned gives the name as "Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Ancient Masons of the State of Missouri"; whereas, the correct name is "The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri"; and, second, that the Grand Lodge, through its trustees, the Masonic Home Board, is engaged in a charitable enterprise without having authority so to do under its charter. This presents a situation where the trustee, a corporation meaning the Masonic Home of Missouri, has more power than its principal, viz., the Grand Lodge. Second: we further recommend that the suggestion of Past Grand Master, William R. Gentry be approved and that this Grand Lodge request the Directors of the Masonic Home to secure such an amendment to their charter as will permit the Home Board to extend Masonic relief outside of the Masoni,c Home, as well as within the same, subject, of course, at all times, to such rules and regulations as shall be adopted by the said Masonic Home of Missouri. It, and when, this amendment shall be perfected, there win be no necessity of continuing the Welfare Committee, for the reason that as, and when, Grand Lodge funds are available they may be directed paid over to the Masonic Home in addition to the present per capita tax and initiation fee and pass directly into the hands of the same body now administering the funds of the Welfare Committee. In making this recommendation, if the same is adopted, it should be di'stinctly understood by the members of the Grand


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Lodge and the subordinate Lodge, that, in extending the powe,r of the Masonic Home to give Masonic relief, it was not, and is not, the intention to relieve the individual brother of his Masonic obligation or subordinate Lodges from extending relief to their members, their widows and orphans, and thereby relieving such subordinate Lodges of their first and primary duty, and that the only purpose is to permit the Masonic Home to extend relief outside of the Home when, in its judgment it deems advisable, and when, in the judgment of the Home, it shall find and determine that the subordinate Lodge is not in position to afford or give such relief. It should be further understood that neither the Grand Lodge nor the Masonic Home can extend relief to each and every applicant, that the subordinate Lodges have, and must have, the primary obligation to extend relief if possible to their own members; that the Masoni'c Home, as the trustee of such fund as may be delivered to it by the Grand Lodge, must be administered in a business-like manner and that the Masonic Home is compelled to make rules and regulations governing and controlling the giving- of relief without the Home as well as within the same. The further que,stion appears to have been submitted to this Committee by the Jurisprudence Committee, that is, the resolution offered by Most Worshipful Brothers Gentry, Briggs, Johnson, Cotton, Kreeger and Clark, that the charter of the Masonic Home be amended so as to give the 'Grand Master the right to vote. Your Committee is of the opinion that it is not authorized to consider such question, not coming within the terms of the Resolution creating tMs Committee. However, the Committee is of the opinion it would be impractical for the Masonic Home to provide that the Grand Master, as such, should have the right to participate and vote, which would mean that the Masonic Home would have an additional member for one-year periods. Faternally submitted, THAD B. LANDON, THOMAS H. REYNOLDS, C. LEW GALLANT. Note:-The other members of the Committee, Worshipful Brothers Grover C. James and Judge Paul Higbee, were unable to be present at this Communication. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES.

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No.1. In re: Gate ,City Lodge No. 522. Claim of Fort Worth Masonic Employment ,and ReUef Bureau. In the summer of 1931 Wilber E. Sharp, a member of Gate City Lodge No. 52.2', Kansas City, was sick and in the hospital at Fort Worth, Texas. His wife called on the Secratary of the Fort Worth Masonic Employment and ReUef Bureau, asking him to get in touch with Gate City Lodge and secure a loan, saying that her hus'band had life insurance out of which she would repay the advancement in the event of death. The Secretary of the Fort Worth Board called the Secretary of Gate ICity Lodge by long distance, reporting the statement of Mrs. Sharp. The Secretary of Gate City Lodge authorized a relief advancement of $50.00. A few days later, through another long distance telephone conversation the Secretary of Gate City Lodge authorized an additional advancement of $50.011, stating at the time that no further advancement could be authorized. This $100.00 which was authorized was promptly paid. It appears that Brother Sharp was a railroad employe and through this connection was receiving the ordinary medical and hospital care. It was claimed that he was in need of special night and day nurse' service, and the money Mrs. Sharp wanted was to meet this expense. A few days after the last long distance conversation the Secretary of the Fort Worth Board of Relief telegraphed Gate City Lodge requesting authorization to continue the special nurse flervice expense. Gate City Lodge, through the Chairman of its Benevolence Committee, ans路wered stating expressly that no additional expense could be authorized. The Secretary of the Fort Worth Board replied that as Brother Sharp w'as in a critical condition he would continue the special service and trust to the generosity of Gaie City Lodge to meet the additional expense. Brother ,Sharp died July 24, 1931. The special nurse expense amounted to $224.00, $12'4.00 more than had been authorized by the Gate City Lodge. It is established that the widow was beneficiary of $3,000.00 life insurance, and Gate City Lodge has declined to pay the additional expense of $124.00, which it did not authorize. We are unable to find any grounds that would justify this Grand Lodge in requiring or attempting to require Gate City Lodge to meet this additional expense of $1'2'4.00 that was incurred after Gate City Lodge had expressly advised that it could not meet further expense. Your Committe'e does not feel that this was a case for charity or benevolence. The widow received a substantial amount of life insurance and all the ordinary expenses of medical and hospital care were provided for through benefits accruing from the railroad employment of the deceased brother. It would seem that


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Lodge benevolences should be reserved for cases where there are no means of meeting sickness ,and funeral expenses exce'pt through Lodge benevolences. Your Committee recommends that the Grand Lodge do not require or attempt to require Gate City Lodge to pay this additional expense of $124.00. No.2. In re: L. F. Sewell. Petition for Reinstatement. Petitioner was Maste'r of Solomon Lodge No. 271, located in Springfield, in 1926. He was suspended from the office of Master by the then Grand ,Master on account of difficulties in which he had Ibecome involved. The' action of the Grand Master in suspending him as Master of his :Lodge was affirmed by the Grand Lodge on recommendation of the Appeals and Grievances Committee. (Proce'edings 1926, p. 149.) He continued as a member of Solomon Lodge No. 271 until June 9, 1931, when he was suspended for non-payment of dues. In October, 1931, he petitioned his Lodge for reinstatement and was rejected. He now appeals to the Grand Lodge on the broad grounds that this body should correct what he claims is an injustice on the part of his Lodge and particularly in view of the fact that it was the action of the Grand Master in suspending him from the office of Master that has created the feeling against him in his own Lodge. There is nothing in this case which presents a situation different from the usual situation where- a brother has been suspended for non-payment of dues and applies for reinstatement after one year. Section 161, 19'25 By-Laws, covers the case, providing that where a brotheT remains in arrears for more than a year after suspension for non-payment of dues he can be reinstated only on two-thirds vote of the Lodge after written application. This Grand Lodge has no jurisdiction on applications for reinstatement except whe-re the Lodge suspending the brother is no longer in existence. There is no limit on the number of applications that may be made to the Lodge for reinstatement (Section 162, 1925 By-Laws), and it is in the provisions of this section that the petitioner has his remedy for reinstatement. Accordingly we recommend that the' petition for reinstatement be dismissed without prejudice. No.3. In re: Laddonia Lodge No. 115. Matter of Funeral Expenses Brother Albert M. Pierce. Albert M. Pierce, a member of Laddonia Lodge No. 115, died at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, May 31, 1930. A few weeks previous to his death the matter of his serious illness was


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brought to the' attention of the Masonic Board of Relief of St. Louis. A member of the visiting committee, at ,the request of the President of the Board of R~lief, called at the hospital to visit the brother and found that he had just died. This visiting brother called an undertaker. When the undertaker arrived it appears that there was a conversation between the undertaker and the visiting brother and the Master of the Laddonia Lodge, who was at the hospital with members of the' family of the deceased brother. The undertaker's bill of $185.2'5 was rendered to Laddonia Lodge. The Lodge refused to pay the bill on the ground that the bill had never been authorize'd. When the widow of the deceased was advised that the Lodge had refused to honor the bill she offered to undertake the payment of it herself. Some two years later the' Masonic Board of Relief of St. Louis paid the undertaker's bill and now insists that it should be reimbursed by the Laddonia Lodge. The' controversy has been referred to the Appeals and Grievances 'Committee by the Grand IMaster. The Master of Laddonia Lodge reported to his Lodge that he had never made any promise or agreement that his Lodge would pay the funeral expense, but that he stated that he would assume a part personally provided other members of the Lodge, as individuals, would contribute. Your Committee has gone into this matter carefully and there has been no convincing evidence presented that the Master of Laddonia Lodge promised that the Lodge would pay the bill. While we feel that the 'Masonic Board of Relieof of St. Louis has been most generous and helpful in this matter we do not feel that there is any basis to justify this Grand Lodge' in ordering Laddonia Lodge (a small Lodge of about fifty members) to pay this bill. The Committee feels that the Lodge might well make some contribution to the Masonic Board of ReUef in St. Louis in view of the fact that the Board has paid the bill, but that is a matter for voluntary action on the part of the Lodge. We do not feel that the Grand Lodge should or can require Laddonia Lodge' to pay this bill. No.4.

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Accused is charged with having separated from his wife and failing to s\.l.pport her. A Trial Commission was appointed by the Grand Master at the request of the Lodge, and theTeafter, on January 4, 1932, a trial was had resul.tfng in a verdict of guilty and the punishment fixed at a reprimand by the WorshipfUl Master in open lodge. The Lodge appeals on the' ground that the punishment is inadequate.


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The record discloses a marriage in 1930; an unhappy marriage; no children; an expenditure of some $543.95 by the accused for household furnishings; the early interference of the wife's mother into their married life with the usual result; the losing 'by the accused of his job; his inability to se-cure other employment; his using up of his capital investment, a few bonds, and on this issue of fact there was a conflict of evidence. He is now living with his mother; she with hers. The duty to support one's wife is a law of God, of man and of nature, and is not to be lightly considered by any man, particularly one who has taken upon himself the obligation of a Master Mason. But, we have taken into consideration the present drastic economic conditions and widespread unemployment. One cannot supply that which he does not have. Upon the record we recommend that the verdict of the Trial Commission and its assessment of punishment be and the same is hereby affirmed. No.5. Meridian Lodge NO.2! vs. William R. Roeckell The Lodge charged the accused in three specifications: 1. With having been committed and served time in the Audrian County jail on a plea of guilty under an information in the Federal Court charging unlawfUl possession of intoxicating liquor. 2'. The sale of intoxicating liquor to a prohibition agent on July 27, 1931. 3. The sale of intoxicating liquor to a prohibition agent on July 29, 19M. Trial was had on November 19, 1931, before a jury of the Lodge, accused pleading not guilty. The- Lodge proved the first specification in the charge by introduction of certified copy of information, plea of guilty and commitment thereunder. No evidence was offered in proof of the second and third s'pecifications. Accused admits the plea of guilty and admits that he served under the committment. His defense is based on an explanation that he could not follow his regular trade of plumber principally on account of a physical disability resulting from his service as a soldier in the World War; that he and his wife conducted a confectionery store at 3661 South Broadway, St. Louis; that the income from this business was insufficient to support himself, wife and daughter; that against his vigorous protest his wife sold beer and hard liquors at the place of business. Accused claims that he pleaded guilty in the Federal Court so that he Would serve the expected jail sentence rather than his wife.


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The result of the trial was a finding of guilty on the first specifi路 cation (no verdict returned on specifications 2 and 3) and punishment assessed at suspe'nsion for one year. The Lodge appealed by order of the Grand Master. We have in this case the identical situation that has been be'fore this Grand Lodge many times. A conviction in the criminal court and a jail sentence served. Uniformly and repeatedly we have held that this is an un~Masonic offense for which punishment must be expulsion. The explanation advanced by the accused in this case certainly is not such as to justify a variance from this long established policy. We, therefore, recommend that the judgment of guilty be and the same' is hereby affirmed, that the punishment of suspension be disregarded and that the accused be and is hereby expelled from all the rights and privileges of Freemasonry. No.6. Fellowship Lodge No. vs. Cecil C. Brookshire The accused is charged with having pleaded guilty in the Federal Court to an indictment charging possession and sale of intoxicating liquor, with having been sentenced and with having served sentence in jail. After due and proper notice a trial was had before a jury of the Lodge resulting in a verdict of guilty, and punishment assessed at a reprimand. An appeal is taken by five members of the Lodge on the ground that the punishment assessed is inadequate. The accused was present at the trial and tesUfied in his own behalf. A certified copy of the indictment and of the judgment and sentence is attached to the transcript. Under the repeated rulings of this Grand Lodge, the record as presented here discloses that the punishment assessed is inadequate. No extenuating circumstances are shown as to why the established rule, often announced by this Grand Lodge, should not be applied in this case. We, therefore, recommend that the judgment of guilty be' and the same is hereby affirmed, and that the punishment of reprimand be disregarded and that the accused be and he is hereby expelled from all the rights and privileges of Freemasonry. Respectfully submitted, W. F. WOODRUFF, ALLEN L. OLIVER, A. H. MANN, O. H. SWEARINGEN, RICHARD O. RUMER, Committee.

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Occidental Lodge No. 163 vs. Wor. Bro. F. H. Littlefield

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No.7.

The accused, F. H. Littlefield, had for a number of years prior to his trial 'been editor and publisher of the .Missouri Freemason and other so-called Masonic publications. Charges were filed against him by the Junior Warden of his Lodge- on August 28, 1931, charging un-Masonic conduct in eight specifications as follows: 1. Making false financial statement to Franklin American Trust Company, through which a loan to Standard Masonic Publishing Company was obtained. 2. ,Making false financial statement to National City Bank, through which a loan to Standard Masonic Publishing Company was obtained. 3. Purchasing from Lodge of Antiquity No. 2'2, London, England, a copy of "Records of the Lodge of Antiquity," at a price of approximately $60.00< and not having paid for the same. 4. Permitting the ,Masonic Research Society, of which accused was Executive Secretary and Treasurer, to accept money from Ashle'r Lodge No. 28, of Montana, on orders for Masonic books and failing to deliver the books ordered or to return the money. 5. Permitting the Masonic Research Society, of which accused was Executive Se'cretary and Treasurer, to accept money from Mountain View Lodge No. 119, of Montana, on orders for Masonic books and failing to deliver the books ordered or to return the money. 6. Permitting the 'Masonic Research Society to accept money from Lodges generally on orders for Masonic books and failing to deliver the books or return the money. 7. Soliciting advertising for a Masonic directory for Indianapolis, accepting money therefor and failing to publish the directory or return the money. 8. Promoting a publication to be known as "Who's Who in Freemasonry," receiving money from subscribers to the pu'blication and failing to get out the publication or return the money. A trial was had on Se-ptember 21, 1931, before a Trial Commission appointed by the Grand Master, and composed of Bro. Allen L. Oliver, St. Marks Lodge No. 93, ,Cape Girardeau; Wor. Bro. O. W. Arcularius, Hope Lodge No. 251, of Washington, and Wor. Bro. Thad R. :Smith of Palmyra Lodge No. 18, of Palmyra. The Lodge was represented at the trial by Wor. Bro. Will1am R. Gilbert of Occidental Lodge No. 163, and the accused was represented by Wr. Bro. John A. Witthaus of Mizpah Lodge No. 639. After a very full and complete trial and hearing the Trial Com-


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mission returned a verdict of guilty on Specifications 1, 2, 7 and 8; not guilty on .specifications 3, 4 and 5; and Spe'cification 6 was dismissed by action of the Commission because it alleged no specific acts of un~Masonic conduct. By this verdict accused was found guilty under the two specifications charging that he obtained loans from banks through false statements; on the specification charging that he obtained money for advertising in a Masonic directory for the City of Indianapolis, and failed to publish the directory or return the money; and on the specification charging that he received money for subscriptions to "W,ho's Who in Freemasonry," and failed to publish this book or return the money. The punishment assessed by the Commission was expulsion. Accused has appealed, specifying in his appeal twelve grounds. Before dealing with the specific grounds of the appeal the' story presented by the record in his case should be recited: On August 13, 1929, accused made路 two financial statements through which a loan of $7,500.0Q was secured from the Franklin American Trust Company. One financial statement was the personal statement of the accused. The other was the statement of the Standard Masonic PulbUshing ,Company, the corporation of which accused was president, and which corporation he used in the publication of the Missouri Freemason and Standard Masonic Directory. The charge specifies, and the Lodge proof shows, that the statement of the Standard ,Masonic Publishing Company was false because it did not list an inde'btedness of over $15,0'00.00 to Garrison-Wagner Printing 'Company and did not list a bank indebtedness of $5,500.00 to National City Bank. The attempted defense was that the indebtedness to the printing company was a personal indebtedness of the accused and not an indebtedness of the Standard Masonic Publishing Company. Also, that the bank indebtedness was included in the s'tatement as part of an item of $6,42'2'.22, listed as Accounts Paya'ble Due. 'Neither defense was sustained by the evidence. On the other hand, letters and documents, signed or prepared by the accused completely destroy the defense. Within fifteen days after this bank statement was made a letter was written to Garrison-Wagner Printing Company by the Standard Masonic Pulblishing Company, signed by the accused as President, in which the July 3i, 1929, statement of the printing company to the Standard Masonic Publishing Company in the sum of $36,058.1'5 was acknowledged as an indebtedness of the Standard Masonic Publishing Company and an offer was made to settle the account by payment of $25,O(}0.00 on or before September 14, 1929. If this printing company indebtedness was the personal debt of the accused, then it should have be'en listed as such in the individual financial statement given to the bank at


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the same time that the Standard Masonic Publishing Company statement was given, but no such item of indebtedness was included in the individual statement. On June 15, 19'29, two months before the financial statement to the bank, accused prepared and delivered to the Garrison~Wagner Printing Company a statement of assets and liabilities of the Standard Masonic Publishing Company in which he lists as a liability, the debt for ,printing, in the sum of $:29,489.13'. About a month after the $7,500.00 loan was obtained from Franklin American Trust Company a loan of $5,000.00 was obtained from the National City Bank by the Standard Masonic Publishing Company on the individual financial statement of accused and the financial statement of the Standard Masonic Publishing Company. Neither of 'these statements list the indebtedness to the Garri,sonWagner Printing Company which at the time was in excess of $30,000.00. Neither of these statements specify the bank loan of $7,500'.00 obtained from Franklin American Trust Comp.any on August 13. The record conclusively establishes that the financial statements on which the bank loans were obtained were false, and were fraudulently made, that the banks made the loans on the faith of the false and fraudulent statements and in the opinion of your committee this constituted flagrant un-Masonic conduct, and we believe the evidence fully sustains the finding of guilty on Specifications 1 and 2. To sustain specification 7 of the charge it was proved that the accused, through and in the name of Standard Masonic Publishing Company, arranged with the Maste,rs' and Wardens' Club of Indianapolis to publish a Masonic directory for that city, and that advertising for the directory was solicited in the late months of 1928 and in the early months of 1929. Approximately $5,00:().OO was collected as advance payments with a balance of some $2,000.00 to be paid later. It was admitted by the accused that this money was received, that it has not been returned and that the directory had not been published at the time of the trial in Se'ptember, 1931, almost three years after money for advertising in the directory was collected. The e'x.planation of the accused was that he still intended to publish the directory and that the delay was due to the difficulty in obtaining correct data for the directory from the secretaries of the Indianapolis Lodges. It appears from the evidence that at the time this money was collected the Stand路 ard 'Masonic Publishing Company was in serious financial difficulties, and that it was far behind in the payment of its bills. It would appear that a Maste'r Mason, in receiving this money for a Masonic publication should have set it aside as a trust fund so that it might be returned in kind if the directory should not


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be published. Failure to do this certainly tends to impair the good name of the Masonic institution, and its use'fulness; to cause scandal and to degrade the Masonic institution in public estimation. The committee is of the opinion that the evidence sustains the finding of guilty on specification 7. As to specification 8 in the' charge, it was shown that in August or September, 1923, accused became connected with an organization known as National ,Masonic Research Society which originated in Iowa, and took over the publication of "The Builder." About 1928 or 19'2'9, through this National Re'search Society, accused started to promote membership in the Society and a book to be published under the name of "Masonic Wbo's Who". The evidence establishes that some fifty or sixty subscri,ptions were obtained of the character entitling the subscriber to the book to be published as "'Masonic Who's Who." The money so collected was not set aside as a special fund to be used for a special purpose, and was never returned to the Master Masons who paid for the subscription. The book has not been pUblished. In the opinion of the committee the evidence is sufficient to establish the finding of guilty on this specification. As to each and all of the four specifications on which the accused was found guilty there is sufficient and convincing evidence to sustain the' finding. The committee has given careful consideration to each of the specifications of error in the appeal of the accused. It is con路 tended that as the Grand MasteT ordered the charges filed and appointed the Trial Commission this was in violation of the cor路 porate powers of the Grand Lodge and contrary to ceTtain provisions of the constitution of Missouri. An examination of legal authorities leads to the conclusion that the Grand Lodge has full authority to control the matter of disciplining its members and so long as the accused is given reasonable notice and opportunity to be he'ard, the method of procedure will not be regulated by civil authorities. We find that there is no merit to this contention. The point is made on the appeal that the Lodge had no rigllt or authority to try the accused because the charges were not referred to the Grievance Committee of the Lodge before the trial. The Code provides that when a complaint is filed by a Master Mason in good standing such complaint (that is a complaint filed by a Master 'Mason), shall be referred to the Grievance Committee of the Lodge; that if the Grievance Committee reports probable cause for a trial the accused shall then be tried. There is further provision that if the Grievance !Committee finds no probable cause the complaining brother may appeal to the Grand Master who may oTder charges filed, notwithstanding the action of the Grievance Committee. The charges in this case were ordered filed


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in the first instance by the Grand Master; there was and could be no reason for referring to the Grievance Committee of the Lodge' the order of the Grand Master to file the charges. It would have been a futile and useless procedure, and the provision of the code about reference of charges to the -Grievance Committee of the Lodge does not apply where charges are ordered filed in the first instance by the Grand Master. Another complaint in the appeal is based on the provision of Section 22ge路 of the trial code to the effect that a Lodge shall not entertain a charge against a member for the purpose of adjusting mere legal rights, pecuniary or otherwise, unless such charge specifies fraud on the part of the alleged offender, etc. The charges do specify fraud in specifications 1 and 2 and we find there is n'O merit in this contention. Specifications of error 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are directed at claimed errors of the Trial Commission in ruling on matters of competency of testimony and record evidence. It seems unnecessary to go into the details of the record on each of these speci.fications of error. The Committe'e has considered each and all of them carefully and finds that no error was committed by the Trial Commission with respect to these matters. On the other hand the Trial Commission in its rulings on the competency of e'vidence was liberal to the accused on the trial. Specifications of error 9 and 10 are that the evidence was insufficient to sustain the finding of guilty. Our opinion on the' merits of the whole case as above stated indicate that, and the Committee feels that the evidence' was sufficient to sustain路 the findings of guilty and consequently there is no merit to these specifications of error. Specification of error 11 is that the Trial Commission erred in its construction of Masonic procedure by indicating during the trial that the failure of the accused to produce at the trial, 'books and records, might justify an inference against the accused. The accused did fail to produce records called for in a notice served on him to produce certain records and in a subpoena duces tecum served on his secretary and bookkeeper. W路e do not find that the Trial Commission was influenced by this failure or reached its conclusion by inference. There was positive and direct evidence to sustain each of the specifications on which the accused was found guilty. The' twelfth and last specification of error was that the Commission indicated bias and prejudice against the accused on account of its failure to produce books and papers. We find nothing in the record which indicates bias and prejudice on the part of the members of the Trial Commission.


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Accordingly your Committee recommends that the finding and judgment in the Lodge be affirmed. Respectfully submitted. W. F. WOODRUFF, A. H. MANN, O. H. SWEARINGEN, RI'CHARD O. RUMER, Committee. Brother Allen L. Oliver, a member 路of the Committee, took no part in the deliberations or in the decision of the Committee in this case. REPORT OF LIBRARY COMMITTEE.

M. W. Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Your Committee begs leave to report that the Lending Department of our Library continues to be a source of usefulness to the brethren of the Craft. Our list of borrowers embraces about 150 brethren scattered throughout the state, who avail themselves of these privileges, and from letters received seem to appreciate this Department. On account of the continued depression, your Committee has refrained from extendIng its operations for the present, but hopes that the future will warrant some developments of this branch of our work. We are under many obligations to our Grand Secretary for his untiring efforts to supply the craft with good reading matter, and he deserves the thanks of everybody for the way in which he strives to help along this great work. Respectfully submitted, (Adopted.)

W. B. MASSEY, Chairman, A. S. DEXHIDIMER. CALLED FROM LABOR.

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CALLED TO LABOR.

At 7:30 P. M., M. W. Grand Lodge was CALLED TO LABOR by M. W. Grand Master Ray V. Denslow. Prayer by R. W. Bro. Arthur Mather. After the reception of a number of visitors, the Grand Lodge was GALLED FROM LABOR until 9 A. M., September 29. "JOHN BRENT," MASONIC PLAY.

At 7:45 o'clock P. M. the Masonic Play, "John Brent," was presented to an audience of Master Masons that filled the auditorium of the Scottish Rite Cathedral by the Masters' and Wardens' Club, Thirty-third and Fifty-seventh Districts, under direction of Leslie Campbell; Eugene J. Altheimer, D. D. G. M., Thirty-third Masonic District, Division A, Master of Ceremonies.

THIRD DAY-MORNING SESSION.

St. Louis, September 29, 1932. At 9 o'clock A. M. the M. W. Grand Lodge was CALLED TO LABOR by the M. W. Grand Master, Ray V. Denslow. Prayer wlas offered by R. W. and Rev. W. W. Pierce, Grand Chaplain.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON

GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS.

M. W. Brother Wm. R. Gentry presented the report of the Committee on Grand Master's Address. which was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. Brethren:

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A. M. of Missouri:

Your Committee on Grand Master's Address submits the following report: The Grand Master's Address is one of intense interest and deserving of the most careful reading by every Master Mason in this State. It is very comprehensive and deals with many subjects of vital importance to the Fraternity. It is very evident that our Grand Master has given a year of industrious, painstaking and thoughtful service to the Craft, for which he is entitled to earnest commendation. Many points covered and subjects discussed in the Address require no action on the part of this Committee. 'I'he portion of the Grand Master's Address dealing with the subject of finances, and particularly that part thereof found


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on page 31, recommending a permanent committee of five members, is referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence. The portion on page 31 referring to certain regulations suggested to the Masonic Home is referred to the Committee of this Grand Lodge on Masonic Home. The recommendation under the heading of "Audits of Lodge Records," recommending the adoption of a section of law on the subject of annual audits is referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence. The recommendation with reference to Lodge Budgets, on page 32, is referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence. The recommendation for the appointment of a special committee to investigate the conditions in regard to Building and Temple Associations is approved and referred to the incoming Grand Master (page 34). The recommendation for the appointment of a special committee to secure uniformity of nomenclature, forms, ceremonies, etc., is approved, and we recommend that the incoming Grand Master appoint a committee of three to consider that subject and report to this Grand Lodge at its next session. We a'pprove what is said on page 35 concerning the care of old Lodge charters. We approve what is said with reference to the Ritual, the substance of which is, "Let well enough alone". We approve the recommendation for the appointment of a committee to consider the designs and make necessary rules for awarding and carrying out the distribution of service badges or buttons for old members of Lodges. We recommend that the incoming Grand Master appoint a committee of three to look into that subject and report to this Grand Lodge at its next session. We approve what is said by the GrandMaster, on pages 35 and 36, as to making a revision of the laws of the Grand Lodge, together with annotations and index, but, owing to prevailing conditions necessitating strict economy, we recommend that action on that subject be deferred until the next session of this Grand Lodge. We heartily approve what the Grand Master said with reference to Dual Membership. We concur in the Grand Master's view that some of the Masonic districts in the state ought to be consolidated. We are not prepared to say how far that consolidation should be carried out. We recommend that a special committee of three be appointed by the Grand Master to consider that subject and make report to this Grand Lodge at its next session.


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We concur in thâ&#x201A;Źl Grand Master's view that a good many of the weaker Lodges should consolidate with other Lodges; but we do not approve of his recommendation that the Grand Master should be vested with the authority to compel such consolidations, but we feel it is best for consolidations to come voluntarily, rather than to be forced upon Lodges. The proposed amendments to By-Laws, suggested on page 42, are referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence. The portion dealing with the snbject of Healing, discussed on page 43, is referred to the 'Committee on Jurisprudence. We recommend that the subject of the offer of Onandaga Cave, discussed on page 43, be referred to the incoming Grand Master for investigation rather than to a committee to be appointed by him. We refer the recommendation of the Grand Master, on page 46, with reference to abolishing the ,section of the' By-Laws relating to Life Member,ship, to the Committee on Jurisprudence. What is said by the Grand Master on page 48, with reference to Jurisdiction of an Oklahoma Lodge to try a Missouri Mason is referred to the 'Committee on Jurisprudence. What is said on page 48, with reference to the .Maryland Grand Lodge Law, with reference to perpetual jurisdiction, is referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence. Decisions numbered 1 to 57, inclusive, found on pages 54 to 70, inclusive, are referred to the ,Committee on Jurisprudence. Respectfully submitted, R. R. KREEGER, ARCH A. JOHNSON, VAN F. BOOR, T. W. COTTON, W. A. CLARK, JULIUS C. GARRELL, BERT S. LEE,

J. S. McINTYRE, W. W. MARTIN, JOHN PICKARD, ANTHONY F. ITTNER, BYRNE E. BIGGER, WM. R. GENTRY, Committee.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRINTING OF PROCEEDINGS.

M. W. Bro. John Pickard, Chairman, presented the report of the committee, which made suggestions regarding the printing of Proceedings and which was adopted. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES.

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To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Missouri: Brethren: Your Committee is having correspondence with the Officers of the Grand Lodge of Costa Rica, arising out of a communication asking for recognition, addressed some time ago to our Most Worshipful Grand Master. We are unable, however, at this time to submit full data, and recommend t'hat this matter be laid over until our next Annual Communication. Respectfully submitted, ARTHUR MATHER, Chairman. (Adopted.) REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF.

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Missouri: Your Committee on Boards of Relief and Employment Bureaus fraternally reports that it has before it reports from The st. Louis Masonic Board of Relief, The St. Louis Masonic Employment Bureau, The Kansas City Masonic Board of Relief and The Springfield, 'Missouri, Masonic Board of Relief. T路he .s'Pringfield Board of Relief makes the following report: Balance on hand, .Tuly 1, Time Deposit (McDaniel Receipts from Fraternal Interest on Time Deposit

1931 (Farmers Natl. Bank) Nat!. Bank) _ __ Assistance Accts (McDaniel Nat!. Bank)

$376.20 550.00 __ .. 32.00 _.......... 22.00

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$550.00 .. 379.07 $929.07

Numerous calls have been received during the year for relief, which the Board has taken up with the applicant's Lodge, and the necessary relief has been sent direct to the applying member. No detail record of such cases is reported at this time. Your Committee commends the Springfield Masonic Board of Relief on its report. The St. Louis Masonic Employment Bureau makes the following statement: RECEIPTS. Balance on hand, .Tuly 1, 1931.. __ _ Received from Lodges to .Tune 30, 1932 Interest on Deposits to .Tune 30, 1932.... To tal

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DISBURSEMENTS. Salaries . _._ .. .. _. ._ ._ _._._._ __ $5,401.00 Office RenL __ . .. _. __ ._ __ _ __._ _....... 600.00 Telephone service __ _. _ _. __ 208.05 Printing, Stationery and Supplies _ __ _... 197.80 Postage Equipment and General Expenses _...... 495.58 July

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Their report shows 1,200 applicants placed in remunerative positions at a cost of $6,90'2.43 or $5.75 per position secured. 251 Masonic members were placed in permanent positions at an accumulative salary of $216,6.60.00. In other words, for every dollar expended by the bureau $33.52 was realized by the applicant. Due to the economic condition of the country 'at large, the task of the Bureau has been greatly augmented. The past year has been, without question, the most trying in. the history of the Bureau. The St. Louis Masonic Board of Relief reports as follows: RECEIPTS. Balance on hand, June 30, 1931.. _ Refunds on Relief furnished .. _ Donations _._._ __ Received from Lodges _ __ Interest ._. ._ _. ._ -------.__ _. .__ _. __ .__.

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DISBURSEMENTS. Re 11 ef .__ .'" _ _._ ._._ _._ __ _ $ 5, 568. 28 Funeral Expense . . . ._.. __ .. __ _ __ .__ .._._..... 508.73 Flowers . _ _. 60.50 Salaries _ _............................ 260.00 Stationery, Postage, etc __ __ 105.35 Convention Expense __ ._ _ __ ._ _........................... 210.27 Donations _ _ . _ _. 60.00 Secretary and Treasurer Bond. __ _._ _.......... 7.50 Showing a deficit, July 1, 1932, of

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During the past year, this Board has investigated 958 cases with the following findings: 136 2 3 4 112 55 19 14 12 3 80 143 375

cases cases cases cases cases cases cases cases cases cases cases cases cases

unworthy (refused). fictitious. clandestine Lodges. defunct Lodges. no recognized claim. out of jurisdiction. Lodge connections unknown. lost certificates missing persons. withdrew request. other Boards of Relief. Hospitalization. Worthy and assisted.

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these' institutions and has been called upon to arrange Masonic Burial services for 2'9 transients. A list of the transient burials is on file with t'he Grand Secretary, and copy hereto appended. 'rhree graves were opened in the Board of Relief Burial Plot in Valhalla Cemetery. The Kansas City Masonic Board of Relief shows the following: Balance on hand, June 30, 1931.Refunds Fraternal Assistance __ Received from Lodges __ Interest __ Refund, Telephone expense __..__

$1,100.05 1,968.16 1,867.50 __ . 1.01 3.18

$4,939.90

DISBURSEMENTS. Fraternal Assistance __ . .. __ __ __ $2,130.63 Telephone and Telegraph __ , __.__ 117.91 Secretary and Treasurer Bonds .__ __ __ __ 7.50 Printing andPostage _ _ _ __ 86.75 Miscl. Office expense __ 6.39 Salary Office Asst. (Employment Bureau} __ __ .__ .. 675.00 Auto expense' '............................ 300.00 Salary, Secretary and Treasurer.. __ .__ .__ .__ 1,500.00

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The employment function of this board was discontinued on May 7, 19 32, because of lack of proper funds to carryon the work. During such portion of the year as this feature was operative, the board secured 80 positions, having had 690 male applications and 190 female applications. The board has investigated 27 cases of applications for admission to the 'Masonic Home, 5 of which were not eligible 'and 22 applications have been completed and presented to various Lodges for their undivided action. Of the tremendous number of c'alls made in relief work, only 60% of them required the immediate advancement of financial assistance. Numerous cases have been handled and assisted by conferences, council and advice w路hich required no actual financial outlay. The board has arranged 'Masonic 'burial services over the remains of 22 deceased brothers of foreign jurisdictions. The board has furni-shed burial lots for 6 indigent members during the year. Closing this report, your Committee on Masonic Employment Bureaus and M'asonic Boards of Relief suggests the appointment of a proper committee in St. Louis a.nd in Kansas City, appointed by the Grand Master, to confer with the local boards to consider the operating costs of these boards, with the thought in mind of economic operation without reduction in efficiency. i

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON REPORTS OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS.

To the Most vVorshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. (7' A. M. of "Missouri: The demands upon the time and strength of the Most Worshipful Grand Master are such that it is a physical impossibility for him to keep in direct touch, and exercise an immediate supervisory control over the activities and welfare of the various subordinate Lodges of this -Grand Jurisdiction. This fact has long been recognized. For that reason District Deputy Grand Ma;sters were born. And your committee speaks advisedly, because all Past Masters, howsoever honorable and upright, are not, solely by virtue thereof, suited to fill these important places. The ideal District Deputy Grand Master constantly delights in the exemplification of those sturdy attributes and principles which structure and secure our beloved Institution of Freemasonry. He devotes a very considerable part of his time, thought, and energy to the task entrusted to his charge. He worships his Creator in word and deed, and prayerfully petitions success for the cause which he seeks to serve. The present list of District Deputy Grand Masters compares favorably. But even more than this is required. He must meet often with the brethren of his Lodge. He must visit officially and informally, when possible, the several Lodges of his district. He should know the officers of these Lodges personally and well. His life should command their respect and compel their loyalty. His vision, SUfficiently broad to encompass the whole field of labor, and his suggestions and designs, not only timely and fair, but such as will inspire the aid and assistance of all the brethren. This Grand Jurisdiction is honored with the names of many illustrious Past Masters, who, as District Deputy Grand Masters, without expectation of reward, have, through the years, steadfastly yielded their best service to this Most Worshipful Grand Lodge. To them in a very considerable way this -Grand Lodge stands indebted for its splendid attainments. To them this Committee bring~ greetings and words of commendation. With reasonable care we have read and considered the substance of the annual reports of these worthy brethren. With few exceptions, we find disclosed evidences of that zeal and circumspection which the position requires. The Lodges of this Grand Jurisdiction appear to be well appointed and efficiently officered. And, notwithstanding the turmoil and travail of changing affairs, we find the traditions of our Fraternity proudly upheld, its cause espoused by those who march to the rythmic cadence of temperance, fortitude, prudence and


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justice, with hearts attuned to the strains of brotherly love, relief and truth. It is a delightful occasion when, on the eve preceding the Annual Communication of this Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, the District Deputy Grand Masters fraternally meet and exchange views, make suggestions and deliberate upon their more vexing problems. It is during these more intimate hours of fellowship around the. banquet table that really admirable progress is made. Your committee expresses the hope that in the years to come it may not again be necessary in the name of economy to omit from the program this get-together meeting of these brethren who lead the forces of Freemasonry t.hroughout the Jurisdiction. For what we deem the general good of the Craft, this committee offers two recommendations as to these Reports: First, that the Report of each District Deputy Grand Master be carefully prepared, giving in detail the information sought, each in路 quiry being answered exactly according to the facts, and estimates and conclusions being stated only when called for or necessary; and Second, that each Report be filed by August first for the convenience of the Grand Officers and others having access thereto. Some few Reports indicate hasty preparation, incomplete data, and belated filing. Such is not good work, and is of little value. In addition to these recommendations, this committee suggests that you require your Reports to show all Lodges with their financial records regularly audited. Failure to do this is unfair to both the Lodge and the officers. No Lodge has a right to be careless in its financial affairs. It is thought that greater social activity by the various Lodges of the Jurisdiction should be encouraged and some definite program formulated toward this end when possible. If this is done, we believe the average attendance at regular communications will be materially increased. New interest will be aroused, petitions will necessarily follow, and new life supplant old age and the grave. It is only thus that Masonry survives. Only in this way may its benevolent purposes be achieved. Only thus can the roll of dead Lodges and a long list of suspensions be undone. And finally, we beseech upon the part of each District Deputy Grand Master, constant aggressiveness in the cause of Freemasonry. Masonic Institutions today stand stalwart and unafraid, supported by principle and faith as rugged as the ages which bear testimony to His Handiwork, and bespeak His love for mankind. But this i,s not enough. Worldly forces constantly advance. Resourceful, tireless, unscrupulous, they threaten the stability of the present order of things throughout the world, an order protected in very considerable measure by the forces of Freemasonry.


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This committee urges not only continued devotion to our cause, but renewed zeal on the part of each District Deputy Orand Master. Consecration ofttimes begets conservation. We need to retain among our numbers all worthy Master Masons. A suspension usually means a permanent separation from the Lodge. These reports this year indicate a substantial decrease in our number. This we believe is due in part to indifference and neglect. Your Committee respectfully enjoins upon you suc;h diligence during the coming year as will change our losses to gains, and may the reports of the District Deputy Grand Masters for 1933 so declare. Respectfully submitted, (Adopted.) LEO H. JOHNSON, Chairman. WORDS OF APPRECIATION.

The Grand Master referred to the orchestra of Olive Branch Lodge and voiced the appreciation of the Grand Lodge for the services of these Brethren in rendering such delightful music at the present session. The Grand Master also presented the hearty thanks of the Grand Lodge to the Brethren of the Masters' and Wardens' Clubs of the City of St. Louis for the play, "John Brent," which was presented on Wednesday night. The Grand Master also made some complimentary remarks concerning R. W. and Rev. Bro. W. W. Pierce, Grand Chaplain, which Brother Pierce acknowledged in a graceful manner. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LODGES U. D.

M. W. Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: We, your Committee on Lodges Under Dispensation, beg leave to report as follows: There are at this time no Lodges Under Dispensation in this Grand Jurisdiction. GROVER C. SPARKS, Chairman, THEO C. TEEL, WARREN H. MAY, EARL F. CHEESMAN, (Adopted.) J. W. ADAMS. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Brethren: Your Committee on Ways and Means desires to report as follows: It has been possible to submit a report which we believe will be


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acceptable and pleasing to this Grand Lodge, only because of the unselfish and generous attitude of Grand Lodge Officers and the magni.llcent gene'rosity of a St. Louis brother who has made it possible to provide the Welfare ,Committee with sufficient funds. Without a single exception, Grand Lodge Officers have voluntarily accepted sharp reductions in salaries and allowances and the incoming Grand Master entirely ,swept aside the salary allowed him under our laws, severely charging this Committee to omit his salary from this report. This genuine Masonic spirit has saved this Grand Lodge and your Committee the task of attempting the impossible, namely, appropriating funds which are not possible to obtain. This Committee calls attention to the careful manner in which our funds have been expended as authorized last year. The Grand Secretary's report shows an actual expenditure of $2,053.96 less than was authorized by this Grand Lodge last year. At a time when our income is so seriously reduced by loss in membership and the remission of dues of brethren unable to pay. it is reassuring to note' that our Grand Lodge Officers are duly watchful of expenditures, keeping them well within the budget adopted. If there are items of appropriation herein set up, which in youri judgment are inadequate, please bear in mind that your Committee has, in every case. attempted to confer with the officer or Committee interested in each item and to determine the actual need. The necessity for sharp ,reductions in our budget. we believe will not continue to present itself throughout future years. and we may in the future be able to go back to a more libeI'lal allowance to the various activities of our Fraternity, but until that necessity passes. we must. as business men. stay well within our income. We recommend the following appropriations: Pay Roll Printing ,Proceedings Salary. Grand Master Expense. Grand Master Maintenance. G. L. Offices Masonic Temple Association Expense. G. L. Officers. order G. M Salary. Grand Secretary Office Help Ptg., Postage, Stationery. Ined Salary. Grand Lecturer Expense, Grand Lecturer Salary. Grand Treasurer Mas. Relief Ass路n. U. S. & Canada Comm. on Welfare....................... . P. G. M.'s Jewel. : Telephone. JEfferson 4877

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Bonds, G. Sec. and G. Treasurer_ .. _.... _.-Reporter _ . Expense, Grand Lodge Session __ . Contingent, G. L. Exp., Funerals, etc. __ Perkins Audit Company . Exp. Geo. Wash. Mem. & G. M.'s Conf. Officers' Conference _ _ Reprint Old Proceedings._._. __ Total

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This is nearly $7,500 less than was appropriated last year, but even this large reduction in budget barely keeps pace with reduction in income. Fraternally submitted, J. A. KINDER, SOLON CAM,ERON, E. E. MORRIS, ELI S. HAYNES, G. C. MARQUIS, DOUGLAS ROBERT, Committee. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PAY ROLL.

W. Brother W'alter R. Shrodes, Chairman, read the report of the Committee on Pay Roll, a *summary of which follows: St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 29, 1932.

To the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Brethren: Your Committee on Pay Roll, at this session of the Grand Lodge, begs to report allowances paid for Mileage and Per Diem, which have been distributed as follows: Grand Officers --_ _ _._ _ $ 633.00 Past Grand Masters__ .. __ . .. _.. __ . .. __ . 387.40 District Deputy Grand Masters _ __ ... .. 1,677.20 District Lecturers .. ....... __ . .. _. .__ . .. .. . ... _ 542.90 Chairmen Committees .----.-. .. _ __ . -----.... __ ._. __ .. .__ 196.00 Committee on .Turisprudence __ .. ._. __ . _.. 177.90 Committee on Appeals and Grievances. . .... ._ _._. _ 196.20 Committee on Credentials_._. .... _ . __ __ ."" __ 219.80 Chartered Lodges __ . . __ __ . ..... _. .. __ 19,298.30 TotaL

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Respectfully submitted,

(Adopted.)

WALTER R. SHRODES, Chairman, HENRY C. ELBERG, J. H. BARNES.

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS.

The following report of the Committee on Credentials was presented by its Chairman, R. W. Alfred D. Ludlow, and adopted: St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 29, 1932.

To the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Your Committee on Credentials submits the following report: At the present session of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, there are represented 555 subordinate Lodges and there are present: 19 Grand Lodge Officers; 14 Past Grand Masters; 55 Grand Representatives; 48 District Deputy Grand Masters; 17 District Lecturers; 727 Past Masters; 516 Worshipful Masters; 130 Senior W~ardens; 77 Junior Wardens; 15 Chairmen of Committees, and 9 Distinguished Visitors. Attendance, 1,449. The itemized list of attendance is on file in the Grand Secretary's office. Fraternally submitted, ALFRED D. LUDLOW, Chairman, LOUIS H. ABRAMS, FRED H. KNIGHT, WALTER J. SIMON, JULIUS R. EDWARDS, THOMAS A. HARBAUGH. RESOLUTION OF THANKS.

M. W. Bro. Anthony F. Ittner called attention to the generous offer .of W. Bro. Albert S. Dexheimer to supplement the appropri!ation of the Ways and Means Committee to the Welfare Committee to bring the same up to $7,500.00, should this be necessary, and moved that a vote of thanks be tendered to him for this generosity, in which the Grand Lodge heartily concurred. The Grand Master, calling W. Bro. Dexheimer to the Grand East, introduced him to the Brethren and extended to him the sincere appreciation of the Grand Lodge for this expres-sion of his active practice of Masonic principles. REPORT OF COMMITTEE, ON MASONIC PUBLICATIONS.

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Missouri, A. F. & A. M.: Your Committee on Masonic Publications, appointed by Most Worshipful Brother Ray V. Denslow, pursuant to the recommendations of the Grand Master in his address last year, begs leave to report as follows: It is a matter of much regret that it is necessary to deal with


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this subject at all. Any Freemason who undertakes to publish any sort of paper or magazine in the interest of the Masonic Fraternity should be actuated by lofty motives that will inspire him to conform strictly to both the letter and spirit of the Masonic Law in this State. In the Grand Master's address of last year is found a recital of the dealings which he had during his administration with the editors of the Missouri Freemason and the Kansas City Freemason, both of whom he found it necessary to take to task on account of gross improprieties found in various issues of their respective papers. We are pleased to report that since our Grand Lodge meeting of last year, we have learned of no repetition of any such improprieties in the Missouri Freemason; but we regret to say that the editor of the Kansas City Freemason has persistently and defiantly disregarded the warning which had been given to him by the Grand 'Master last year, as well as warning given to him by the Grand Master this year. The Kansas City Freemason has issued various numbers, which have been crowded with material which should never have been published in a Masonic journal. A large portion of the paper has been taken up with the publication of propaganda of certain religious cults and certain political parties, and comments on the respective merits of such political parties, as well as recommendations of certain candidates for political offices. Announcements of meetings at which candidates for political offices would speak on Socialism, and quotations from the doctrines of Socialism and Communism are to be found in many issues of that paper. To the profane, the title of this paper indicates that it is an organ of the Masonic Fraternity in Kansas City, and, doubtless, many new members of the Fraternity, who are not informed on the subject, accept what is said in that paper as doctrines promulgated by the Fraternity in Kansas City, and what is said in the Missouri Freemason as doctrines promulgated by the Grand Lodge itself. These publications are purely private enterprises, in no way authorized or controlled by the Masonic Fraternity or any of its branches. The publication of such articles as those above referred to is grossly misleading, and should not be tolerated. If there is one thing which the Masonic Fraternity should carefully avoid, it is mixing in political or religious controversies. Warnings seem to have no effect upon the Kansas City Freemason. Its course of conduct must be stopped. We have concluded that it is best to propose, and we now propose, amendments to the By-Laws of this Grand Lodge as follows: "Amend Section 204 by striking out in the fifth line of the body of said Section the words 'journals or periodicals' and out of the seventh and eighth lines of the body of said iSection the words 'journal or periodical', and by adding at the close of said Section the following paragraph as a part of said Section, to-wit:


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" 'And any Freemason who publishes, causes to be published, or is in any way interested in or connected with the publication or circulation of any paper, magazine or periodical which carries in its name or title the word "Mason", the word "Freemason", the word "Masonry", the word "Freemasonry" or any other word indicating that such publication is an organ of the .Masonic Fraternity, without first complying with the provisions of Section 204-A shall be deemed guilty of a ~Masonic offense;' so that when amended said Section shall read as follows, to-wit: "Sec. 204. Masonic Emblems and the word 'Masonic'-use of prohibited. Any Freemason using the word 'Masonic' or any other term; sign or symbol of Freemasonry for commercial or other business enterprises, shall be deemed guilty of un-Masonic conduct; provided, that this Section shall not apply to Masonic Books, or a legitimate trade in Masonic supplies, and provided, that any Freemason engaged in the business of pUblishing any Masonic book, who permits the printing of any advertisement in any such pu'blication using the word 'Masonic', or any other term, sign or symbol of Freemasonry for commercial or other business enterprises, the use of which is prohibited by the Grand Lodge By-Laws, shall be deemed guilty of un-iMasonic conduct. "Any Freemason who publishes, causes to be published or is in any way interested in or connected with the publication or circulation of any paper, magazine or periodical which carries in its name or title the word 'Mason', the word 'Freemason', the word ',Masonry', or the word 'Freemasonry' or any other word indicating that SUch publication is an organ of the Masonic Fraternity, without first complying with the provisions of Section 204-A shall be deemed guilty of a 'Masonic offense." Add a new Section to be known as Section 2'04-A, as follows: "A Committee is hereby created which shall be known as 'The Committee on Masonic Publications', which Committee shall consist of three members. At the close of the session of the Grand Lodge every year or as soon as possible thereafter, the newly elected Grand -Master shall appoint three Master Masons in gcod standing in Lodges in the State of Missouri members of said Committee. Said ICommittee shall have supervision over the publication of papers, magazines and periodicals published or circulated in the State of Missouri by members of the Masonic Fraternity holding membership in Masonic Lodges in this State. No Freemason shall be permitted to publish, assist in publishing, cause路 to be published or in any way be interested in or connected with the publication or circulation of any paper, magazine or periodical which in any way purports to be published in the interest of Free~ masonry or which embodies in its name or title the word 'Mason' or the word 'Freemason', the word '.Masonry', or the word 'Free-


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masonry' or any other word of similar import unless it bears in plain type on its front page, immediately under the name, a statement showing clearly that the publication is a private enterprise and that it is not an official organ of the Masonic Fraternity, nor until such Committee shall, by majority vote, have given permission for the publication and circulation thereof. The members of said Committee shall continue to serve on said Committee from the date of their appointment to the close of the session of the Grand Lodge in the year following such appointment. "No matter advocating the cause of any religious cult or denomination, and no matter recommending or setting forth any principle of any political party or announcing the candidacy of any person for any political office, or recommending any person for any political office shall be published in any such publication. Every number of said publication shall, when pUblished, be submitted promptly to said ,Committee and if any article or phrase published therein shall be disapproved by a majority vote of said Committee, then such article or phrase shall thereafter be omitted from such publication. "If in any such publication any of the regulations, herein laid down, are violated, then said Committee shall at once order the publishing and distributing of such paper stopped, and any Freemason who is in any manner responsible for the violation of such rules shall be deemed guilty of Masonic offense and shall be tried therefor." Of course, these amendments will necessarily be submitted to the 'Committee on Jurisprudence and action thereon will have to be deferred until the meeting of this Grand Lodge next year. In the meantime, we earnestly enjoin upon the ediors of all socalled Masonic papers carefully to avoid the publication of anything condemned in this report or in the proposed amendments to the By-Laws. Your Committee was also instructed to consider the question of Masonic directories. It has been unable to reach a conclusion on that subject up to the present time, and, therefore, respectfully requests that the ICommittee be continued and given until the next session of this Grand Lodge to complete its deliberations and to report on that subject. Fraternally submitted,

(Adopted.)

W. R. GENTRY, Chairman, RAY V. DENSLOW, BYRNE E. BIGGER.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE.

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report, on motion duly made, seconded and carried, was adopted: To the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of the State of Missouri, at its Annual Communication, 1932: There has been referred to this Committee a question as to whether, in the matter of Worshipful Brother F. H. Littlefield, the proceedings involved in his trial were invalidated by reason of the fact that after the Grand 'Master had directed the Junior Warden of Occidental Lodge No. 163 to file charges, said charges were not referred to the Grievance Committee of the Subordinate Lodge. It is contended by the accused that the Grand Master has only the same right to prefer charges that is possessed by any other Master Mason, and that, consequently, upon the receipt of direction to the Junior Warden in the instant case, the procedure, which would be had in event some other Master Mason should have presented the charges, should have been followed. The problem thus presented is one of great importance. Its proper solution rests upon the determination of the question whether the Grand Master has an independent power to order charges to be filed or whether he has only such powers in the premises . as any Master Mason other than himself possesses. We shall undertake, in this opinion, to answer this question. Section 9 of A'rticle II of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge reads in part: "The Grand Master shall, during the recess of the Grand Lodge have power and authority as follows: "j. He may exercise such powers as are warranted, and perform such duties as are required of him by the Ancient Regulations or Customs of the Craft; provided that he shall have no power to suspend the operation of any law of the Grand Lodge."

In connecti'on with the question as to what powers are warranted, and what duties are required of him by the Ancient Regulations or ,Customs of the -Craft, we quote from an outstanding work on Masonic Jurisprudence, namely the tenth edition of Mackey's Masonic Jurisprudence (page 318), as revised by Robert Ingham Clegg, as follows: "Concomitant with this prerogative of presiding in any Lodge, Is that of visitation. This is not simply the right of visit, which every Master Mason in good standing possesses, and of which I have already spoken in a preceding part of this work, but it is a prerogative of a more important nature, and which has received the distinctive appellation of the right of visitation. It is the right to enter any Lodge, to inspect its proceedings, to take a part in its business transactions, and to correct its errors. The right is specifically recognized in the Regulations of 1721, but it is also an inherent prerogative; for the Grand Master is, virtute officii, by authority of office, the head of the whole Fraternity, and is not only entitled, but bound, in the faithful discharge of his duty, to superintend the transactions of the Craft, and to interfere in all congregations of Freemasons to prevent the commission of wrong, and to see that the Landmarks and usages of antiquity, and the Constitutions


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and Laws of the Grand Lodge, and of every Lodge in the jurisdiction, are preserved and obeyed."

It is clear that the power and duty of seeing that the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge, and of every Lodge of the Jurisdiction are preserved and obeyed involves the right to direct the institution of charges against any member of the Fraternity, who, in the opinion of the Grand Master, is guilty of a violation of any provision of such Constitution or Law. The office of Grand Master is in many respects unique. Thus, to quote again, Mackey (page 6): "The government of the Fraternity, by a presiding officer called a Grand Master, who is elected from the body of the Craft, is a fourth Landmark of the Order. Many persons ignorantly suppose that the election of the Grand Master is held in consequence of a law or regulation of the Grand Lodge. Such, however, is not the case. The office is indebted for its existence to a Landmark of the Order. Grand Masters are to be found in the records of the institution long before Grand Lodges were established; and if the present system of legislative government by Grand Lodges were to be abolished, a Grand Master would still be necessary. In fact, although there has been a period within the records of history, and indeed of very recent date, when a Grand Lodge was unknown, there never has been a time when the Craft did not have their Grand Master."

Prerogatives and duties of the Grand Master, indeed, so far as they are connected generally with the Craft, are inherent in the office itself. Thus we find .Mackey (page 312) stating: "There never has been a time in which the Order has not been governed by a chief presiding officer under this name. From this fact we derive the important principle that the office of Grand Master is independent of the Grand Lodge, and that all his prerogatives and duties, so far as they are connected generally with the Craft, are inherent in the office, and not derived from, nor amenable to any modern Constitution."

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence of the Grand Lodge of New York, writing in 1854, page 107, cited by Mackey, says: "The claim that the Grand Master is the creature of the Grand Lodge is contrary to recorded history and to every tradition on this subject that is contained in the Arcana of Masonry."

Mackey, page 314, says: "All of this very clearly shows-and this is, I think, the general opinion of Masonic jurists-that, with the exception of a few unimportant powers, conferred for local purposes, by various Grand Lodges, and which necessarily differ in different jurisdictions, every prerogative exercised by a Grand Master is an inherent one-that is to say, not created by any special statute of the Grand Lodge, but the result and the concomitant of his high office, whose duties and prerogatives existed long before the organization of Grand Lodges."

We do not, however, find it necessary to, nor do we in this opinion, determine that in Missouri the duties and prerogatives of the Grand .Master are not amenable to or limited by the Constitution or By-Laws of the Grand Lodge. That is a question which need not now be decided. We do, however, advise that the views we entertain as to the right of the Grand Master to order charges


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to be preferred are sustained by the language of the By-Laws of the Missouri Grand Lodge. We are of the opinion that the Grand Master has the authority to direct the filing of charges and that such authority is not restricted by the provisions relative to trial procedure governing cases in which charges are preferred by some other Master Mason. It is, in our opinion, almost axiomatic that the Grand Master, as the' head of the ,Grand Lodge, should not be required first to receive the approval of a Committee of a Lodge subordinate to the Grand Lodge before the charges which he deems proper to be filed may be considered. Even in the matter of the right of the Grand Master to preside over every assembly of the Craft, such an incongruity is carefully avoided in Masonry. Mackey reads as follows, page 318: "He is, in brief, the head of the Craft in his own jurisdiction, and cannot, at any meeting of the Fraternity for Masonic purposes, be placed, without his consent, in a SUbordinate position."

If this be true in the matter of the position to be occupied by him in a Lodge which he visits, it certainly cannot be asserted that upon matters of far greater substance his action can be deferred until action by a Committee of a Lodge which is subordinate to the Grand Lodge. The practice which has prevailed in this Grand Lodge amply corroborates the views above expressed as to the power of the Grand Master to cause charges to be preferred. A study of the Grand Lodge records discloses instances of Grand Masters in this jurisdiction having direct€d charges to be filed, and thus far no instance has been found in which the action of the Grand Master in so doing has been, in the slightest degree, questioned by the Grand Lodge. In the address of Grand Master Gentry (Proceedings of 1931, page 25) he says: "I deeply regret the necessity of ordering charges preferred against any Brother Master Mason, but I have felt it my duty and have done 80 in a good many cases."

No criticism was expressed on this statement by either the 'Committee on Grand Master's Address or by the Grand Lodge. Grand Master Denslow likewise reports in his message various instances in which he has ordered charges preferred. We call attention to the fact that the very purpose of the creation of the Grievance Committee of a subordinate Lodge was to prevent a Brother from being humiliated by being required to stand" trial on charges which could not be 'sustained or were made only by some irresponsible Brother. Such a condition is not com· parable to charges ordered by the great head of the Fraternity. Even if the Grievance 'Committee of the subordinate ,Lodge would report lack of probable cause, the Grand Master could still require the trial so that no substantive right has been denied to the Brother.


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A rUling that all charges ordered filed by the Most Worshipful Grand Master must be heard by the Grievance Committee of the subordinate I...odge is jurisdictional, would conflict with and hamper the administration of Masonic affairs and would void all decisions made on charges filed by Grand Masters since the year 1921, probably requiring many re-trials, considerable expense to the Lodge and confusion among the Craft. We desire to call attention to the fact that the Appeals and Grievances Committee must necessarily pass upon questions of law and procedure in matters on which its action is required. The practice of referring such legal questions to the Committee on Jurisprudence is unusual and would tend, if generally adopted, to greatly impede the work and delay the procedure of the Grand Lodge. It is our opinion that such references should be limited to those cases where conflict of prior decisions may be involved. We advise that the proceedings in the case against Worshipful Brother F. H. Littlefield were not invalidated by reason of the fact that charges were not referred to the Grievance Committee of the Subordinate Lodge; and, therefore, without undertaking to pass upon the merits of the case itself, we concur with the Committee on Appeals and Grievances of the Grand Lodge in its view to that effect. Respectfully submitted, FORREST C. DONNELL, HENRI L. WARREN, C. LEW GALLANT, R. E. KAVANAUGH, W. E. BAILEY, Jurisprudence Committee. The further report of the Committee on Jurisprudence was presented by Worshipful Brothers Henri L. Warren, C. Lew Gallant and Forrest C. Donnell, as follows, to-wit: To the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Missouri: Brethren: This Committee met on Monday, September 26, 1932, and has heen in session each day thereafter, in St. Louis, Missouri. Pursuant to the requirements 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 Masonic ye-ar, and certain propositions to amend the By-Laws. No propositi~n to amend the Constitution of the Grand Lodge was referred to us. The above mentioned decisions of the Most Worshipful Grand Master are set forth in his annual address, delivered on the 27th day of September, 1932, to the Grand Lodge.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS. First:

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ceedings of 1931禄 to amend Section 261 % of the路 Grand Lodge ByLaws, which section relates to the subject of trial by Commission, by adding thereto: "Provided that in any case in which a Masonic trial is to be h.ad, the Grand Master may, in his discretion, require that the trial shall be had by a Commission to be appointed by him."

It was also proposed in 1931 (see pages 120 and 121, Proceedings of 1931) to amend Section 261% of the By-Laws by striking therefrom the concluding sentence, reading as follows: "In trials ordered by the Most Worshipful Grand Master, by the Grand Lodge or any Committee of the Grand Lodge with the approval of the Grand Lodge, such Grand Master, Grand Lodge or Committee may designate that the trial is to be had by Commission."

It will be noted that the proposed amendment first above quoted would have the effect of enabling the Grand Master, in any case in which a Masonic trial is to be had, to require, in his discretion, that the trial shall be had by a Trial Commission to be appointed by him. It will be noted that the effect of the second proposed amendment above quoted would be to withdraw from the Grand Master, the Grand Lodge and the Committees of the Grand Lodge, the power now existing respectively in the Grand Master, Grand Lodge or any such Committee, to designate that any trials ordered by the Grand Master, Grand Lodge or such Committee with the approval of the Grand Lodge, shall be had by Commission. This Committee has considered both proposed amendments above set forth and reports to the Grand Lodge, that, in view of the fact that trial by Commission has been in effect so short a time in Missouri, we deem it not advisable to make, at this time, either of the changes proposed by the above quoted amendments. We are of the opinion that it would be advisable to utilize trial by Commission in the form now prescribed in Section 261% for an additional time in order that the Grand Lodge may profit by broader experience before undertaking to determine the wisdom of either of the courses suggested by such proposed amendments. It is, therefore, our recommendation that neither of the amendments be adopted. Second: It was proposed in 1931 (see page 134, Proceedings of 1931) to amend the Grand Lodge By-Laws by adding after Section 217 thereof, a new section to be known as Section 217-A, and reading as follows: "Section 217-A. Same. If any objection is made by any member of any Lodge to the holding of a Masonic funeral over the remains of one of its deceased members, or over the body of any Mason it has been requested to bury, because of his character or the manner of his death, such objection shall be submitted promptly to the Worshipful Master and the two Wardens of said Lodge with a statement of the facts on which the objection is based. The WorshipfUl Master and the two Wardens shall thereupon consider such objections, and if all three of them agree that it is proper


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under Section 217 to hold such Masonic funeral and that the facts stated to them do not show anything in the life or death of the deceased which would make a Masonic funeral tend to bring reproach upon the cause of Freemasonry, then such Masonic funeral shall be held. If all three such officers agree that it would, for the reasons stated, bring reproach upon the cause to have a Masonic funeral, then no such funeral shall be held; but, if the decision of such officers is not unanimous, then all the facts shall immediately be submitted to the Grand Master, whose decision shall be had and shall be final."

The Committee is of the opinion (a) that the plan set forth in said proposed new section would be difficult, and, under some circumstances impossible, of execution. The delay Which, in some c'ases, could readily be attendant on the submission to the Grand ,Master of all the facts respecting the deceased brother might seriously inconvenience the relatives and embarrass the Lodge in that such delay would exceed the time which reasonably would intervene between death and burial; (b) that it would in some instances, in effect, involve a trial of the character of the brother after his death. We appreciate, however, the fact that in some instances a Masonic burial may be afforded, under the existing law, to brethren who have shown themselves unworthy of' it, and that the Fraternity may be embarrassed thereby. The Committee has had before it several Brethren who have given this matter considerable study and each presenting a different plan whereby the qualifications of Brethren for burial may be passed upon. The Committee has given the matter considerable study and the views are so varied that we feel a Special Com-, mittee should be appointed by the incoming Grand Master to endeavor to reconcile various views and present to the Grand Lodge at its 1933 Communication a comprehensive plan or amended bylaws which will 'be workable and as near as possible reconciling the divergent interest. We recommend that the problem of whether or not a Masonic Funeral shall be deemed a matter of right or a matter of discretion shall be, between now and the 1933 Annual Communication, studied by a Special Committee to be appointed by the Incoming 'Grand Master and that action on the proposed new section and any proposal germane thereto shall be deferred until the 1933 Annual Communication. Third: It was proposed in 1931 (see page 135, Proceedings of 1931) to amend the By-Laws by the adoption of a new section to be known as Section 166-A, and reading as follows: "Section 166-A. A Master Mason in good standing in a Lodge in this jurisdiction, whose Lodge consents, or Who has removed from the jurisdiction of the Lodge to which he belongs, may apply for affiliation, in the manner provided for in Section 166, to any Lodge in this jurisdiction, and is not confined to the jurisdiction of the Lodge nearest his place of residence."


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Under the present law (Section 145 of the By-Laws) a non~ affiliated Master Mason, i. e., one who has dimitted from his Lodge, may apply for affiliation to any Lodge in the jurisdiction of Missouri and is not confined to the jurisdiction of the Lodge nearest his place of residence. Under a decision of the Grand Lodge in 1925 (pages 34 and 166, Proceedings of 19.2,5) the privileges extended by said Section 145 are held to be expressly limited to non-affiliate's, and it is held that the holder of a Certifl.cate of Good Standing is not entitled to the privileges accorded by Section 145. It thus follows that if a Missouri Freemason shall have taken a dimit and thereby be no longer a member of a Masonic Lodge, he is eligi,ble to apply for affiliation anywhere within the State of Missouri and is not limited to the territorial jurisdiction of that Lodge which is nearest his place of residence; but that if another Freemason, who yet retains his membership and holds a Certifl.cate of Good Standing, desires to transfer to another Lodge, he is confl.ned to the territori'al jurisdiction of the Lodge nearest his place of residence. We are of the opinion that an affiliaterd Freemason, whose Lodge consents, or who has removed from the jurisdiction of the Lodge to which he belongs, should be permitted to apply for affiliation, in the manner provided for in Section 166, to any Lodge within the State of Missouri, and we do not think he should be confl.ned to the territorial jurisdiction of the Lodge nearest his place of residence. We, therefore, recommend the adoption of the language set forth in the proposed Section 166-A. We call attention, however, to the fact (see page 165, Proceedings of 1931) that a section to be known as 166-A, same relating to affiliates of jurisdictions bordering on Missouri, was adopted by the Grand Lodge in 1931. In order, therefore, to avoid duplication .of numbering, we recommend that if the Grand Lodge adopt the proposed Section 166-A, set forth at page 135 of the Proceedings of 1931, it designate said proposed section as "'Section 166-B". Fourth: It was proposed in 1931 (see pages 135 and 136, Proceedings of 1931) to amend Sections 22 and 24 of the By.J...aws in such manner as to make it possible that a District Deputy Grand Master may be either a resident of the District for which he is appointed or of a district which adjoins that for which he is appointed. The present law is that a District Deputy Grand Master must be a resident of the district for which he is appointed. It was also proposed in 1931 (see page 136, Proceedings of 1931) to amend Section 24 of the By-Laws so as to make it possible that a District Lecturer might reside either in the district for which


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he should be appointed or in a district adjoining the same. Under the present law a District Lecturer is required to be a resident of the district for which he is appointed. On the whole we are not convinced that it is advisable that either a District Deputy Grand Master or a District Lecturer who resides in one district shall be appointed over an adjoining district. It appears to the Committee that it would be not advisable to authorize the appointment of such officers in districts other than that of their residence unless some general condition be first found to demand such a change in the law. So far as we now kn<>w, there is no district within the state in which it is not practicable to secure an able and efficient District Deputy Grand Master and District Lecturer from among the Brethren who reside in such district. The amendments are in proper form but the Committee is not convinced of the need for them or that they will produce any substantial benefit to the Craft; and unless those favoring these amendments submitted to the Grand Lodge show a general need of or benefit to be derived from the same, we recommend that the amendments be not adopted. Fifth: There has been prepared a resolution reading as follows: "Be it resolved that Section 75 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge be amended by striking out the language: "Such returns shall contain a the Lodge"

list of Officers and Members of

and substituting in lieu thereof the following language: "Such returns shall contain a list of Officers and, If and when requested in writIng by the Grand Secretary, a list of the Members of the Lodge;"

so that said section as amended shall read: "Sec. 75. Annual Returns. The fiscal year of a Lodge shall close on the 30th day of June and every Chartered Lodge in this Jurisdiction shall forward its annual returns on or before August 1st to the Grand Secretary. Such returns shall contain a list of Officers and. if and when requested in writing by the Grand Secretary, a list of the Members of the Lodge; a list of those who have been initiated, passed, raised and admitted; a list of deaths, dimissions, suspensions, expulsions, rejections and restorations, with respective dates opposite each name; such returns shall be in duplicate, signed by the Master, and attested by the Secretary, under the seal of the Lodge, and one forwarded to the Grand Secretary, with the dues, at the time specified above. Failure to make such returns shall subject a Lodge to a fine of Ten Dollars ($10) for each period of thirty days or a fraction thereof such returns are withheld."

Under the By-Laws, said resolution must lie over to the next Annual Communication. Sixth: The attached resolution to amend Article IV-Section 27 -(n) embodies the views of the Committee on Ritual, by the report of which 'Committee, approved by the Grand Lodge, the ques-


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tion was referred to this 'Committee. We find the attached resolutions prepared at our request in proper form, but the same being a change in existing laws must lie over for another year. Seventh: There was handed to us this morning the report of the Committee on the Grand Master's address. From said report we note that the recommendation of the Grand Master on the subject of finances (see pages 30 and 31) was referred to us. The recommendation is to the effect that a permanent committee of five members be named. Due to the shortness of time, we are of the opinion that it would be inadvisable to attempt to come to a conclusion on this important matter during the present session of the Grand Lodge. We accocdingly recommend that the incoming Grand Master be directed to appoint a special committee to study the problems involved and to prepare detailed recommendations with respect thereto, for presentation to the 1933 Communication of the Grand Lodge. Eighth: We make the same recommendation, as that last above made, with respect to the proposal of the Grand Master that an amount be fixed as the minimum dues of subordinate Lodges. Ninth: There was also referred to us the recommendation of the Grand Master (see page 51 of his address) that Section 93 of the By-Laws be amended by striking out certain words, the effect of which words is to make the permanent removal of an 路officer of a Lodge from the state an automatic vacation of his office. Under the By-Laws, the proposed amendment of said Section 93 must lie over until the next Annual Communication. Tenth: The Grand Master recommends the adoption of a section on the subject of Healing (see page 52 of his address). This matter can be acted upon at this session of the Grand Lodge. The Committee recommends the adoption of the section. Eleventh: The Grand Master recommends the repeal of Section 160 which provides for life memberships. Attached hereto is form of resolution embodying the proposal and repeal. Under the ByLaws the proposal to repeal said section must lie over until the next Annual 'Communication. Twelfth: The observations of the Grand Master, on page 48 of his address, with respect to the jurisdiction of an Oklahoma Lodge to try a Missouri Mason and with respect to the claim of the Grand Master of Maryland that permanent jurisdiction is retained by the Grand Lodge of Maryland, involve important matters which require full and careful consideration and our relation with some or all of the other Grand Jurisdictions. We accordingly recommend that the incoming Grand Master be directed to appoint a special committee to consider the problems involved and report to the 1933 Annual Communication its recommendations with respect thereto.


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Thirteenth: A proposal was submitted by Worshipful Master D. L. Richards, Brookfield Lodge No. 8~, to require the Secretary and Treasurer of each subordinate Lodge to be bonded and to require each subordinate Lodge to submit an audit report annually to the Grand Lodge. It will be noted that the Grand Master, at page 32 of his address, recommend,s the adoption of a section of law requiring all Lodges to have an annual audit, a copy of which shall accompany the annual return made to the Grand Secretary. This matter is one which requires careful thought and some investigation. This important and detailed matter cannot be worked out during the three-day session of the Grand 'Lodge. We therefore recommend that it be referred to a Special Committee to be appointed by the incoming Grand Master so that a thorough study can be given the question. DIDCISIONS OF THE MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER. A. We recommend that decisions Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 2'2,23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56 and 57 be approved. B. Decision 10. The following is the language of the question and decision reported 'by the Grand ,Master as No. 10: "10. Question: At our regular meeting, February 27, 1932, our Lodge voted as to whether we would move our meeting place to a hall across the street. Notice had been sent to resident members and the vote stood ten for the present hall to seventeen for the one across the street. The Master declared we had elected to stay in the present hall. After the Lodge closed it was found that two members had voted who had not taken their third degree examination. Is this sufficient. cause to declare the vote void? "Decision: My reply was that if two members who had not tR.ken their third deg-ree examination voted 1lpon any proposition, their vote should not have been considered in passing upon the question presented; that if their vote had in any way changed the action of the Lodge, then it would be reason for a reconsideration and vote."

It is the opinion of the Committee that the vote was not void and consequently cannot, at a sub-sequent meeting of the Lodge, be collaterally attacked. Had the objection been made, however, prior to the announcement of the vote by the Master, or possibly at any time during the meeting at which the vote was cast, an objection to the vote should have been sustained. The proper practice is for any objection to the qualification of a voter to be made prior to the announcement of the vote. After the conclusion, however, of the meeting at which the vote was cast, we do not think the qualification of voters can be attacked, except in cases in which fraUd exists. There is, however, to a certain extent, provision made by Section 43 of the By-Laws to cove-r a situation such as the one at hand. Said section provides for a reconsideration in the event the motion or action adopted or taken shall not have


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already gone into effect. We agree with the Grand Master that the circumstances set out in the question presented to him would be proper reason for a reconsideration and vote. It is to be noted, however, that upon a proposal to remove from one hall to another, a reconsideration could not be had without compliance with Section 57 which requires notice to be given to all resident members of the Lodge. C. Decision 19. We approve' Decision No. 19 and supplement the same by mention of the fact that Section 156路 requires, as a prerequisite to the remission of路 dues for inability to pay, that either proper application in writing be made or that a statement of facts be made by a Brother. Section 161 of the By-Laws likewise refers, in substance, to a remission of dues "for a good cause". We are of the' opinion that the Grand Master's decision is amply justified by the specific language of said two By-Laws. D. Decision 21. We approve the decision of the Grand Master. We note that in addition to his opinion he recommends that to Section 74 of the Constitution (evidently meaning By-Laws) be added, the words "but that no monies may be paid out without the consent and approval of the Committee on Ways and Means". In view of the fact that this recommendation must, under Section 225 of the By-Laws, lie over until the' next Annual Communication, we make no recommendation with respect thereto. E. Decision 24. We approve the decision of the Grand Master. We re路spectfully suggest also that his observations might well be supplemented by the comment that under no circumstances should the Lodge, in the course of its investments, engage in any commercial enterprise. This is true not only because of the danger of the loss of such tax exemptions as are afforded by the law of Missouri, but also because such activity is not contemplated as a part of the legitimate functions of the Masonic Lodge. F. Decision 34. We approve the decision which is that when a Lodge waives jurisdiction it thereby waives the fee. We do not, however, concur in the view that there may be some mutual understanding previously had by which other arrangements may be made. In this connection we submit that the observation of the Grand 'Master under Decision No.5, that a Lodge must either waive or not waive, and that there shall be no such process as waiving with conditions attached, is sound. G. Decision 35. We do not differ with the view of the Grand Master that a Lodge should not quibble over mere technicalities. We are, however, of the opinion that the Lodge from which a dimit was sought was correct in requiring, as a condition precedent to the issuance of the dimit, that the dues for the current year should be first paid by the Brother. Under ISection 155 of the By-Laws, Lodge dues are required to be paid annually in advance.


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Section 174, which recites the form of the dimit, shows that such form contains a recital that the Brother has paid all dues. In our opinion it becomes the duty of the Lodge from which the dimit is secured, to remit promptly to the Lodge to which the Brother transfers, the pro rata part of the dues so paid, from the date of the dimit to the end of the current year. In this connection there should be noted the provisions of Section 173 which reads: "The Lodge from which the member transfers shall remit to the other Lodge a pro rata part of the dues from the date of the dim it." H. Decision 36. Section 167 of the By-Laws provides, in sub-

stance, that a CerUficate' of rGood Standing, issued under the authority of Section 166, shall not be valid if not presented within ninety days after the date of its issuance. The first question which arises is: What constitutes presentation of the certificate. Section 166 refers to the fact that the presentation of the certificate is to be with the petition of the Brother. Section 10,8 provides that a petition must be presented at a stated meeting of the Lodge. We are of the opinion that the presentation contemplated by Section 16.7 is consequently a presentation at a stated meeting of the Lodge. We assume, in this opinion, that the ICertificate of Good Standing had not been presented to a meeting of the Lodge held prior to the evening on which occurred the gathering which convened at approximately 10 o'clock. The question then arises whether the gathering which occurred at approximately 10 o'clock in the evening constituted a meeting. We understand that the gathering convened at an hour considerably after the time fixed by the ByLaws for a meeting of the Lodge. Under the law it is necessary, in order that a legal meeting may exist, that it convene at or within a reasonable time after the hour fixed by the By-Laws therefor. We' defer to the finding of the Grand Master that the meeting was irregular and we understand him to find thereby that the Lodge did not convene within a reasonable time after the hour :fixed by its By-Laws. This being true, there was no valid meeting on that evening and consequently the presentation of the petition did not occur on that evening. From the statement of facts, it appears that it was more than six months lateT that the petition was taken up for action and the candidate elected. It is obvious that on this later occasion more than ninety days had elapsed after the date of issuance of the CeTtificate of Good Standing. It consequently follows that said certificate was, under the terms of !Section 167, void. Therefore, we recommend that the decision of the Grand Master holding that it would be necessary for the Brother to present a new certificate and re-petition the Lodge, be approved. I. Decision 43. We approve the decision. We assume that the sentence therein, reading: "Invitations to attend should include all Master Masons and their families."


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does not exclude persons other than Master Masons and their families. J. Decision 45. We approve the decision and concur in the view that where good reason exists to believe that a copy of a directory is desired for political purposes, it is advisable that such copy be refused. It is, however, a matter for the sound judgment of each Lodge as to whether or not, in a specific case the directory should be provided to one who seeks it. ;K. Decision 47. We approve the decision. We suggest, however, that it would be advisable' to eliminate therefrom the two concluding sentences which are not essential to the decision. These sentences read as follows: "His petition for reinstatement would have to follow the regular channel. It the brethren of Oklahoma desire his affiliation, doubtless the necessary affidavits could be made so that he might secure a duplicate dim it, but one who remains without the fold for a period of almost thirty years apparently has little interest in his Masonic relationship." L. Decision 50. We approve' the decision but suggest that the

elimination of the name "Mason" in the corporate name does not eliminate all violation of Section .204 of the By-Laws; We are of the opinion that the use of the name' "Hiram Park Cemetery" is, itself, a violation of said Section 204. M. Decision 52. We concur in the statement that the commission trial is not held in open Lodge. We do not, however, concur in the statement that "the trial commission are themselves the judges as to who can be admitted to the hearing". Under Section 250 all Master Masons in good standing shall be admitted to the trial except that upon objections to their presence, all visitors (meaning members of other lodges) shall be excluded, except Grand Lodge officers or brethren especially designated by the Grand Master. HENRI L. WARREN, C. LEW GALLANT, R. E. KAVANAUGH, W. Eo BAIL:IDY, FORREST C. DONNELL, Committee on Jurisprudence. With said further report are documents reading respectively as follows: (1) "Be it resolved that Section 160 of the By-Laws be and is hereby repealed." (2) RESOLVED, that Article IV, Section 27, Sub-division (n) be amended by adding at the end of said sub-division, under Section 27, the following: "Said Committee shall constitute a Board of Custodians whose further duty it shall be to conserve and preserve the work and lectures of the Three Degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry and to act as final arbiter in the decision of all disputes concerning the Ritual


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arising in this Grand Jurisdiction. Said Committee shall consist of five members and the terms of the members constituting said Committee for the first year shall expire in one, two, three, four and five years respectively, and each member appointed to serve on said Committee after the expiration of the first year shall be appointed to serve for a term of five years. The Committee shall meet not to exceed three times each year, at such times and places as the Grand Master shall designate and shall confer with reference to the work and the duties of the Committee," SO that said Sub-division (n), Section 27, when amended, shall read as follows: Article IV, Section 27, Sub-division (n) Ritual: "A Committee ou Ritual to whom shall be referred all proposed. changes in the Rit路lal. "Said Committee shall constitute a Board of Custodians, whose further duty it shall 'be to conserve and preserve the work and lectures of the Three Degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry and to act as final arbiter in the decision of all disputes concerning the Ritual arising in this Grand Jurisdiction. Said Committee shall consist of five members and the terms of the members constituting said Committee for the first year shall expire in one, two, three, four and five years respectively, and each member appointed to selve on said Committee after the expiration of the first year shall be appointed to serve for a term of five years. The Committee shall meet not to exceed three times each year, at such times and places as the Grand Master shall designate and shall confer with reference to the work and the duties of the Committee." Fraternally submitted, (3)

ANTHONY F. ITTNER.

Brookfield, Mo., Sept. 22, 1932.

To the Most 1-17 orshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Greeting: As a result of the experience of a certain Lodge of this jurisdiction, the attached is presented. The books of a certain Lodge had not been audited for a period of seven years: "The first two (1925 and 1926) could not be audited, part of the records were lost." Therefore, an audit, finally obtained, covered only five years. However, during that time, it disclosed a deficit of nearly twenty-five hundred dollars. The Secretary was not bonded. The possibility of collecting this is very uncertain, it would appear at this time. It is evident that if the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge contained clauses such as is herewith suggested, the difficulties related above could not possibly occur. Therefore, this suggestion attached hereto, is offered with a hope to prevent another Lodge having the same unpleasant experience of the Lodge referred to. I am, sincerely and fraternally yours, D. L. RICHARDS, W. M., Brookfield Lodge No. 86, (Seal) A. F. & A. M.


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(4) Brookfield, Mo., Sept. 22, 1932. To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: ' Greeting: It is hoped that the Grand Lodge will embody in their By-Laws a clause as follows: That all subordinate Lodges shall have their Secretaries and Treasurers bonded in some reliable bonding company, for a sum that will protect the amount of funds that they may be responsible for, which belongs to the Lodge. That each subordinate Lodge be and is hereby required to submit an audit report annually to the Grand Lodge, the said report to accompany the annual report that is made to the Grand Lodge. The Grand Lodge report shall not be accepted unless the said audit report accompanies it. Respectfully submitted, D. L. RICHARDS, (Seal) Brookfield Lodge No. 86, W. M. On motions severally made, seconded and carried the following action was taken with respect to the subject-matter of said further report, to-wit: First: The ICommittee's recommendation that the proposal to amend Section 261% of the Grand Lodge By-Laws by adding thereto the language: "Provided that in any case in which a Masonic trial is to be had, the Grand Master may, in his discretion, require that the trial shall be had by a Commission to be appointed by him;"

be not adopted, was carried. Second: The ,Committee's recommendation that the proposal to amend ISection 261% of the Grand Lodge By-Laws by striking therefrom the concluding sentence, reading as follows: "In trials ordered by the Most Worshipful Grand Master, by the Grand Lodge or any Committee of the Grand Lodge with the approval of the Grand Lodge, such Grand Master, Grand Lodge or Committee may designate that the trial is to be had by Commission;"

be not adopted, was not carried; but, in lieu of said recommendation, the Grand Lodge ordered that action on said proposal so to amend Section 261 % be deferred until the' !Communication of the Grand Lodge to be held in the year 1933. Third: The Grand Lodge adopted the Committee's recommendation that the problem of whether or not a Masonic Funeral shall be deemed a matter of right or a matter of discretion shall be between now and the 1933 Annual Communication studied by a special committee to be appointed by the incoming Grand Master and that action on the proposed new Section 217A and any proposal germane theTeto shall' be deferred until the 1933 Annual Communication.


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Fourth: The Grand Lodge amended its By-Laws by the adoption of the new section, set forth in said further report of the Committee, which new section said Committee in said report recommended that the Grand Lodge, if it adopt the same, designate as Section 166B, said section, with said designation, being as follows, to-wit: "Section 166-B. A Master Mason in good standing in a Lodge in this jurisdiction. whose Lodge consents, or who has removed from the jurisdiction of th~ Lodge to which he belongs, may apply for affiliation, in the manner provided for in Section 166, to any Lodge in this jurisdiction, and is not confined to the jurisdiction of the Lodge nearest his place of residence." Fifth: The Grand Lodge deferred, until the Annual Communica-

tion to be held in 1933, action on the proposals to amend Sections '22 and 24 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. Sixth: The conclusion of the Committee that the proposed amendment to Section 75 of the By-Laws must lie over to the next Annual Communication was approved ,by the Orand Lodge. Seventh: The conclusion of the 'Committee that the resolution, mentioned in said further report of the :Committee, to amend Article IV, Section 27-n must lie over for another year was approved by the Grand Lodge. Eighth. The recommendation of the Committee that the incoming Grand Master be directed to appoint a special committee to study the problems involved in the recommendation of the Grand Master on the subject of finances and to prepare detailed recommendations with respect thereto, for presentation to the 1933 Communication of the Grand Lodge, was adopted by the Grand Lodge. Ninth: The recommendation of the Committee that the incoming Grand Master be' directed to appoint a special committee to study the problems involved in the proposal of the Grand Master that an amount be fixed as the minimum dues of subordinate Lodges, and to prepare detailed recommendations with respect thereto, for presentation to the 1933 Communication of the Grand Lodge, was adopted by the Grand Lodge. Tenth: The conclusion of the Committee that the proposed amendment of Section 93 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws must lie over until the next Annual Communication was adopted by the Grand Lodge. Eleventh: The recommendation of the Committee that there be adopted a section to read as follows: ..Section . Healing. Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Grand Master that any person has been irregularly or illegally initiated, passed, or raised, by any Lodge in this jurisdiction, and that the same was done without the fault of such person, the Grand Master may, in his discretion, cause such person to be healed. If it does not appear to the satisfaction of the Grand Master that said person is entitled to be healed, the Grand Master


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may order an issue to be made as to whether such person is entitled t'o be healed, and in such issue, the Lodge shall be titled the plaintiff, and such person, the defendant; the burden of the proof shall be upon the defendant, who shall have the right to open and close. The issue shall be tried and determined otherwise by the same means and measures, so far as applicable, as are provided in the trial code, including trial by commission. The plaintiff or defendant' shall have the right of appeal to the Grand Lodge, or the Grand Master may order a trial at any time. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to alter the present law relative to Masonic offenses as defined in Section 229 of the Trial Code."

the adoption of which section was re-commended by the Grand Master in his address, was approved by the Grand Lodge and said section accordingly adopted. Twelfth: The conclusion of the ICommittee that the proposal to repeal Section 16.0 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws must lie over until the next Annual Communication was approved by the Grand Lodge. Thirteenth: The recommendation of the Committee that the incoming 'Grand Master be' directed to appoint a special committee to consider the problems involved in the observations of the Grand Master on page 48 of the printed copy of his addres,s with respect to the jurisdiction of an Oklahoma Lodge to try a Missouri Mason, and with respect to the claim of the Grand Master of Maryland that permanent jurisdiction is retained by the Grand Lodge of Maryland and report to the 1933 Annual Communication the recommendations of said special ,committee with respect thereto was approved by the Grand Lodge. Fourteenth: The recommendation of the 'Committee that the matter of (a) the proposal submitted by Worshipful Brother D. L. Richards of Brookfield Lodge No. 86 to require the secretary and treasurer of each subordinate Lodge to be bonded and to require each subordinate Lodge to submit an audit report annually to the Grand Lodge, and (b) the recommendation of the 'Grand Master at page 32'of the printed copy of his address that there be adopted a section of law requiring all Lodges to have an annual audit, a copy of which shall accompany the annual return made to the Grand Secretary, be referred to a special committee to be appointed by the incoming Grand Master was approved by the Grand Lodge. Fifteenth: The recommendation of the Committee that Decisions numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16., 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56 and 57 of the Grand Master be' approved was adopted except that action on the recommendation of the Committee that said Decision 46 be approved was deferred until the 1933 Annual Communication. Sixteenth: The views of the Committee with respect to De-


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CIS IOns Nos. 10, 19, 21, 24, 34, 35, 36, 43, 45. 47 and 50 of the Grand ,Master were approved by the Grand Lodge. Seventeenth: The Grand Master having made oral explanation of his meaning in the use of the language which appears in Decision No. 52 after the word "Lodge", and said meaning, as so stated by the Grand Master, in said explanation not being contrary to the views expressed in the concluding sentence of the opinion of the ICommittee on said Decision No. 52, all the members of the Committee who were then consulted upon a modification of the Committee's opinion on said Decision No. 52, such members being a majority of the membership of said Committee, approved said Decision No. 5:2, and thereupon the Grand Lodge approved the opinion by which said Decision No. 52, as so explained, was approved. On motion duly made, seconded and carried the above mentioned further report of the Committee on Jurisprudence was, subject to the action above set forth, adopted. The following request was made in writing and referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence, but action thereon was overlooked by said Committee:

"We respectfully request that from the Proceedings of the 1931 Grand Lodge the following be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence for review and correction: "Decisions of the Grand Master No. 13 and its answer recorded on page 19 and 20 and its answer recorded on page 22, and recorded as approved on page 132 of the same proceedings. "These decisions cover the same subject matter. "Two contrary answers are given to same situation. "In No. 13 the answer to question asked, is in part noted as 'and resides here a year before he files such petition'. The approval of this item constitutes an amendment to the code of the Grand Lodge, Section 145, which was not placed before the Grand Lodge or the Committee on Jurisprudence as provided for amendments." (Signed) "Edward McGuigan, P. M., 445." "John Lehr, P. M., 445."

APPOINTMENTSw

The Grand Secretary read the following list of appointments made by the M. W. Grand Master-Elect: GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND GRAND

LECTURI<JR. __. ._ _..... ,JAMES R. McLACHLAN, Kahoka CHAPLAIN- .. ._.. EMMET L. ROBISON, St. Joseph CHAPLAIN .. . SAMUEL THURMAN, St. Louis SENIOR DEACON . GEO. W. WALKER, Cape Girardeau JUNIOR DEACON H. L. READER, Webster Groves SENIOR STEWARD .HENRY C. CHILES, Lexington JUNIOR STE\VARD l<JLWYN S. WOODS, Springfield MARSHAL. __ . . . . . KARL M. VETSBURG, St. Louis MARSHAL . ._,HARRY S. TRUMAN, Independence SWORD BEARER.__ ._. .... HARRIS C. JOHNSTON, Boonville PURSUIVANT . ..FORREST C. DONNELL, St. Louis TILER. .. .._._.. . . ..__ DAVID W. PARKER, Kansas City


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INSTALLATION.

The hour for Installation having arrived, M. W. Bro. Bert S. Lee was presented as the Installing Officer, and M. W. Bro. Van F. Boor as Grand Marshal. The following Grand Officers were then duly installed for the ensuing year: THAD B. LANDON, Kansas City GRAND MASTER FRANK C. BARNHILL, MarshalL DEPUTY GRAND MASTER DUVAL SMITH, St. Joseph SENIOR GRAND WARDEN JAMES W. SKE'LLY, St. Louis JUNIOR GRAND WARDEN EDMUND E. MORRIS, Kansas City GRAND TREASURER ARTHUR MATHER, St. Louis GRAND SECRETARY J. R. McLACHLAN, Kahoka GRAND LECTURER EMMET L. ROBISON, St..Joseph -_ GRAND CHAPLAIN SAMUEL THURMAN, St. Louis-路路路.-..--.. -.-._.. _GRAND CHAPLAIN GEO. W. WALKER, Cape Girardeau __ GRAND SENIOR DEACON H. L. READER, Webster Groves._ _._GRAND JUNIOR DEACON HENRY C. CHILES, Lexington GRAND SENIOR STEWARD ELWYN S. WOODS, Springfield.. _ _.. __ ._ GRAND JUNIOR STEWARD KARL M. VETSBURG, St. Louis -GRAND MARSHAL HARRY S. TRUMAN, Independence _.. _ GRAND MARSHAL HARRIS C. JOHNSTON, Boonville _.. GRAND SWORD BEARER FORREST C. DONNELL, St. Louis _ GRAND PURSUIVANT

PRESENTATION TO GRAND MASTER AND PAST GRAND MASTER.

M. W. Bro. Ray V. Denslow then addressed Grand Master Thad B. Landon as follows: "Most Worshipful Grand Master, you don't need any fixing up to satisfy the Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, because you are a handsome gentleman, but in order to satisfy your wife and these ladies among whom you will mingle during the coming year, the Brethren of the Grand Lodge have very kindly ordered this Masonic Apron, which I trust you will take back with you. I am sure it will make a great impression on Mrs. Landon when she sees it." (Applause.)

-M. W. Bro. Landon replied as follows: "Most Worshipful Brother Denslow, I think perhaps with the short installation we understand what the duties are. The difficulty, of course, is carrying out the instructions. I deeply appreciate and realize the responsibility of this office. I certainly appreciate the honor of being elevated to this office by the Grand Lodge and the many honors you have conferred upon me during the past twenty years. They are appreciated much, and, because of those honors and the confidence reposed, I feel doubly the necessity of an adherence to the carrying out of the duties of this office to the very best of my ability. That can only be done with the co-operation, and I am sure I will have it, of the officers of the Grand Lodge and the members of the Grand Lodge and the Past Grand Masters. With the assistance of Divine Power and the assistance of my only boss other than my own conscience, my wife, I enter into this office. I fully realize that conditions at present are very


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much unsettled, that it is a dangerous situation and period through which we are passing, more dangerous than any war in which this nation has ever been involved. This year is the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of our first President, and it is fitting that all character of celebration of that event and of his life and his work should be occurring during this year. In many of the messages and papers of George Washington he referred to various situations that are true today. Lack of faith, of confidence, honesty, integrity and fair dealings, to my mind, the worst thing that exists today is the lack of real common honesty, and it is true among the Craft, I am sorry to say. There is nothing wrong in Masonry; there can be nothing wrong in Masonry with the Holy Bible as the great light of Freemasonry. The trouble today is in the members of the Fraternity. They have lost faith in that Holy Book, and when they do they lose faith in the principles of Freemasonry. When they lose faith in the principles of Freemasonry, they lose faith in the integrity of the framework of this government of ours. May I beseech during the year that Freemasons consider the situation. It is within OUr power by a re-establishment of faith and confidence in the Institution to recreate interest in Masonry and permit it to go on with the growth we have seen in the years that have gone by, and thereby be of great help in fighting the enemies of our constitutional government, which one of the leading Masons of the country produced years ago. Every Freemason has obligated himself solemnly to obey the laws of the country in which he lives, to be an obedient citizen and observer of the law. If every Mason will take that to heart now and get back to the altar of Masonry and once again adhere to Holy Writ, a large per cent of the difficulties of state and nation will disappear. "Brethren, may I again thank you, appreciative of the honors you have conferred. Just a few personal suggestions. If I happen to visit your Lodge and you are conferring the work, I prefer to observe the officers doing the work, so that I may understand that you are following the ritual correctly. It is for that reason that I request that you do not ask me to confer degrees, because it is your province and I don't want to deprive you of your right. I shall not be able to visit every Lodge, and it couldn't be expected because that would be impossible. I say to you representatives of your Lodges, you Masters, that if you have troubles, try to solve them yourselves. If you can't, I will be glad to help you. Work together for the good of the Order which we so sincerely love. You have my best wishes for the success of your subordinate Lodges during the coming year, and I hope that when we meet next year many of the clouds of discontent and discouragement may have passed away and we return to the days of sunshine and real happiness again." (Applause.)

M. W. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger then addressed M. W. Bro. Ray V. Denslow as follows: "Most Worshipful Brother Denslow, to me has been assigned a very pleasant duty. It has been my privilege to know you for a great many years and to be intimately associated with you back in what we may call our boyhood days. You have been the guiding genius of the Craft the past twelve months, and as the present Grand Master has just intimated and so well said, these have been strenuous and difficult times. It has been your misfortune, or good fortune, as you may view it, to have been the helmsman at the head of the Craft during this difficult time. Fortunately, you


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have brought to it a wide fund of knowledge of the fundamental principles of Freemasonry. Fortunately, you have schooled yourself in what Masonry actually is, and as a result of that, with all the cross current of winds and the breakers and the turmoil, I am pleased to say you have kept the faith of Ancient Craft Masons. You are now entitled to enter into that realm of nonentities or something called Past -Grand Masters. You will lay down this task of governing the Craft and step in with these 'has beens', but, as a part of the initiation you are presented with a beautiful jewel known as the Past Grand Master's jewel. 1 believe you have earned this in more ways than one. It is a beautiful thing and symbolic of earnest effort. 1 take a great deal of pleasure in investing you with this Past GrandMaster's jewel, and 1 feel sure that every time you look at it, you will recall with pleasure the difficulties, the trials, the tribulations, yet with it all, serving the Craft, and that you will enjoy this distinction of being a Past Grand Master."

M. W. Bro. Denslow responded as follows: "Most Worshipful Grand Master, and Most Worshipful Past Grand Master Bigger, and Brethren: There is always something pathetic about a swan song. 1 assure you 1 am not going to sing any swan song to you this morning, because we are late. I want my Brethren to know the high regard which 1 have for this jewel which has just been pinned on me by myoId schoolmate, my Past Grand Master friend, Byrne E. Bigger, but 1 assure you, Brethren, it is appreciated. 1 have tried hard to do those things that 1 thought the Brethren of the Grand Lodge desired during the year. 1 may have made mistakes. They are not intentional mistakes, but if 1 have added anything to the interest and dignity and the welfare of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri, 1 am content. . "I speak a word in behalf of my successor. 1 have worked with him for these many years. He is a real Mason. We have no doubt where our new Grand Master stands. 1 hope that you will give him every ounce of your support during the coming year. 1 have been rather well acquainted with a great many of our Past Grand Masters, some forty-one. 1 know of others by reading about them in our various proceedings and other books. There have been a number of outstanding men in the Fraternity during these one hundred and twelve years; but 1 say to you, Brethren, that there has never been a Grand Lodge Line whose average is as high as that which you now have in the Grand Lodge of Missouri today. Brethren, my love goes out to you. May peace, health and prosperity be with you throughout the year." (Applause.)

STANDING COMMITTEES.

JURIiSPRUDENCE-Henri L. Warren, ,Chairman; R. El Kavanaugh, Grover C. Sparks, C. Lew Gallant, W. E. Bailey. APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES-Wm. F. Woodruff, Chairman; A. H. Mann, O. H. Swearingen, Richard O. Rumer, Allen L. Oliver. WAYS AND MEANS-James A. Kinder, Chairman; George C. Marquis, Eli S. Haynes, Solon ICameron, Edmund E. Morris, Douglas Robert. CREDENTIALS-Alfred D. LUdlow, Chairman; Chas. C. Christy,


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L. H. Abrams, Julius R. Edwards, Walter J. Simon, Thos. A. Harbaugh. PAY ROLL-Walter R. Shrodes, 'Chairman; Duncan G. MelIier, Henry C. Elberg, E. L. Harrison, J. H. Barnes. /CHARTERED LODGES-Frank L. Magoon, Chairman. LODGES U. D.-Sam Wilcox, Chairman ; Theo.C.Teel, Warren H. May, Earl F. Cheesman, J. W. Adams. WIDUFARE-T. W. 'Cotton, Chairman; Wm. A. Clark, R. R. Kreeger, Wm. S. Campbell, Arch A. Johnson. RIDPORTIS OF D. D. G. M..'S-Leo H. Johnson, Chairman; Taylor B. Wyrick, J. Renick Jones, E. L. Harrison, Thos. J. Womall, Jr. MASONLC BOARDS OF RELIEF-Dan R. Ward,Chairman; Ramsey Skinner, Frank G. Ade. RITUAL-Anthony F. Ittner, Chairman, John Pickard, Henry C. Chiles, Chas. T. Kornbrodt, James A. Kinder. MASONIC HOME (visiting Committee)-Albert Linxwiler, Chairman; Albert IS. Dexheimer. CORRESPONDENCE-Ray V. Denslow, Chairman. NE,CROLOGY- John Pickard, Chairman. AUDITING-Perkins Audit Company. GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS-Ray V. Denslow, Chairman; all Past Grand Masters. UNFINISHED BUSINESS-J. A. Jaycox, ,Chairman. TRANSPORTATION AND HOTELS-Herbert S. Jones, Chairman; Sam A. Gilliland. SPECIAL COM M ITTEES.

MASONLC SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI-Thad R. Smith, Chairman. RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES-Arthur Mather, Chairman; James R. McLachlan, Percy B. Eversden, Wm. M. Campbell, Henry C. Chiles. MA:SONIC TEMPLE ASSOCIATION OF ST. LOUIS-Byrne E. Bigger, ,Chairman, Edward McGuigan, John Wohradsky, Jr. GEO. WASHINGTON MASONIC NATION.A!L MEMORIAL ASSOCIA:T.ION-Bert S. Lee, 'Chairman. LIBRARY-Wm. B. Massey, Chairman; A. S. Dexheimer. PRINTING OF PROCE,EDINGS-John Pickard,Chairman; Julius C. Garrell, Van F. Boor, Bert S. Lee, R. R. Kreeger. MASONIC PUBLICATIONS-William R. 'Gentry, Chairman; Byrne E. Bigger, Ray V. Denslow. ,CHARTER OF MASONIC HOME-Thad B. Landon, Chairman; Grover C. James, C. Lew Gallant, Thos. H. Reynolds, Walter A. Higbee. BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD-Guy C. Million, Chairman, F. Wm. Kuehl, C. A. Tolin.


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LIVING PAST GRAND MASTERS OF THIS JURISDICTION. Name

Location

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Robert R. Kreeger, 3404 Morrell Ave., Kansas City Arch A. Johnson, Landers Bldg., Springfield Van Fremont Boor, 1'201 Commerce Bldg., Kansas City Tolman W. Cotton, Van Buren Wm. A. Clark, Jefferson ,City Julius 'C. Garrell, 725 Greeley Ave., Webster Groves Bert S. Lee, 425 E. Olive St., Springfield Joseph S. McIntyre, 3637 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis Orestes Mitchell, Corby Bldg., St. Joseph Wm. W. Martin, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis John Pickard, Columbia Anthony F. Ittner, 1530 Telephone Bldg., St. Louis Byrne E. Bigger, Court House, Hannihal.. William R. Gentry, 717 Louderman Bldg., St. Louis Ray V. Denslow, Trenton

1908-09 1911-12 1913-14 1914-15 1917-18 1919-20 1922-23 1923-24 1924-25 19'25-2,6 1926-27 1927-28 1928-29 1930-31 1931-32

PRINTING PROCEEDINGS.

On motion, the Grand Secretary was directed to print and distribute the necessary number of Proceedings of this ses,sion of the Grand Lodge. Carried. MINUTES APPROVED.

Motion made by M. W. Bro. Ray V. Denslow that the Minutes, as reported, be published in the Proceedings, was carried. BENEDICTION.

R. W. Grand Secretary, Arthur Mather, after invoking Divine

Blessing, pronounced the Benediction. CLOSING.

The M. W. Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri, rested from its labors and was closed in AMPLE FORM, at 2 o'clock P. M., this day, the 29th day of September, 1932, no further business appearing, to meet again at Kansas City, the last Tuesday, viz., the 26th day of September, 1933.

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DISTRICT LECTURERS DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS Dist. Homer G. McDaniels, Wayland. I-H. M. .Jayne, Memphis. 2-Willis .J. Bray, Kirksville. Charles S. Crawford, Kirksville. Walter E. Singley, Green City. 3-Walter E. Singley, Green City. E. M. Wilson, Laredo. 4-Lynn .J. Limes, Trenton. 5-Hendrix Newman, Bethany. Hendrix Newman, Bethany. 6-Curtis F. Smith, Darlington. Curtis F. Smith, Darlington. 7-Uel W. Lamkin, Maryville. George Houchins, Ravenwood. Frank R. Elton, Tarkio. 8-Frank R. Elton. Tarkio. Frank A. Miller, St. .Joseph. 9-Harry K. Hopkins, St. .Joseph. Thos. D. Williams, Maysville. 10-Thos. D. Williams, Maysville. Emsley C. .James, Hemple. ll-Emsley C. .James, Hemple. E. E. Divinia, Breckenridge. 12-E. E. Divinia, Breckenridge. 13-Forrest L. Madden, Meadville. Forrest L. Madden, Meadville. 14-W. C. Hewitt, Shelbyville. Luther E. Wilhoit, Macon. Donald H. Sosey, Palmyra. 15-Donald H. Sosey, Palmyra. Warren H. May, Louisiana. 16-Warren H. May, Louisiana. Geo. E. Chipman, Monroe City. 17-Geo. E. Chipman, Monroe City. Wm. F. Wigginton, Moberly. 18-Wm. F. Wigginton, Moberly. 19-Blair Miller, Keytesville. Blair Miller, Keytesville. 20-0tto Hale, Carrollton. Otto Hale, Carrollton. 21-.J. P. Tucker Parkville. H. C. Noland, Parkville. Harry P. Hovey, Kansas City. 22-Darius A. Brown, Kansas City. 23-C. B. Waddell, Lexington. . C. B. Waddell, Lexington. .John W. Adams, Marshall. 24-.John W. Adams, Marshall. Guy C. Million, Boonville. 25-Guy C. Million, Boonville. 26-Eli S. Haynes, Columbia. R. N. Hall. Columbia. 27-Louis .J. Graue, Mexico. Louis .J. Graue, Mexico. 28-P. A. Thomas, Montgomery City. P. A. Thomas, Montgomery City. 29-W. P. Smith, Troy. W. P. Smith, Troy. .J. O. Wilson, Warrenton. 30-.J. O. Wilson, Warrenton. W. D. Rogers, .Jefferson City. 31-A. Linxwiler, .Jefferson City. R. A. Breuer, Hermann. 32-R. A. Breuer, Hermann. .John V. Horn, St. Louis. 33-A-A. .J. Michener, St. Louis. .John V. Horn, St. Louis. 33-B-E. .J. Altheimer, St. Louis. 34-.James F. Blair, Belton. .James F. Blair, Belton. 35-Luther R. Twyman, Butler. Luther R. Twyman, Butler. .James A. Logan, Warsaw. 36-.James A. Logan, Warsaw. Thornton .Jennings, Clinton. 37-Thornton .Jennings, Clinton. Winan 1. Mayfield, Lebanon. 38-Winan I. Mayfield, Lebanon. 39-Charles L. Woods, Rolla. Edmund .J. Koch, Rolla. 40-H. H. Balsiger, Crystal City. Charles E. Pyle, De Soto 41-M. E. Ewing, Morrisville. M. E. Ewing, Morrisville. 42-M. D. Gwinn, Eldorado Springs. M. D. Gwinn, Eldorado Springs. 43-D. V. Morris, Nevada. .John C. Senate. Lamar. 44-Ray Bond, .Joplin. Harry S. Hightower .Joplin. 45-.Jewell E. Windle, Springfield. E. F. Hannah, Springfield. 46-C. A. Swenson, Mountain Grove. C. A. Swenson, Mountain Grove. 47-.J. N. Sparks, Grandin. .J. N. Sparks, Grandin. 48-.John .J. Bowman, Bonne Terre. .J. Clyde Akers, Farmington. 49-.J. A. Kinder, Cape Girardeau. .J. A. Kinder, Cape Girardeau. 50-G. A. Sample. Chaffee. G. A. Sample, Chaffee. 51-Grover C. Bishop, Caruthersville. B. P. Parks, Hornersville. 52-Kipp C. .Johnson, Poplar Bluff. Kipp C. .Johnson, Poplar Bluff. 53-C. E. Armstrong, West Plains. C. E. Armstrong, West Plains. 54-G. .J. Vaughan, Ozark. G . .J. Vaughan, Ozark. 55-W. N. Marbut, Mt. Vernon. W. N. Marbut, Mt. Vernon. 56-W. A. Phipps, Neosho. W. A. Phipps, Neosho. 57-Charles L. Kell, Webster Groves. Udell Thomson. Maplewood. 58-E. F. Starling, Olean. E. F. Starling, Olean. 59-N. D . .Jackson, Independence. .John S. Carmical, Independence.


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AMENDMENTS TO BY路LAWS ADOPTED. (1) "Section 166-B. A Master Mason in good standing in a Lodge in this jurisdiction, whose Lodge consents, or who has removed from the jurisdiction of the Lodge to which he belongs, may apply for affiliation, in the manner provided for in Section 166, to any Lodge in this jurisdiction, and is not confined to the jurisdiction of the Lodge nearest his place of residence." (2) ..Section................. Healing I Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Grand Master that any person has been irregularly or illegally initiated, passed, or raised, by any Lodge in this jurisdiction, and that the same was done without the fault of such person, the Grand Master may, in his discretion, cause such person to be healed. If it does not appear to the satisfaction of the Grand Master that said person is entitled to be healed, the Grand Master may order an issue to be made as to whether such person is entitled to be healed, and in such issue, the Lodge shall be titled the plaintiff, and such person, the defendant; the burden of the proof shall be upon the defendant, who shall have the right to open and close. The issue shall be tried and determined otherwise by the same means and measures, so far as applicable, as are provided in the trial code, including trial by commission. The plaintiff or defendant shall have the right of appeal to the Grand Lodge, or the Grand Master may order a trial at any time. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to alter the present law relative to Masonic offenses as defined in Section 229 of the Trial Code."

AMENDMENTS, WHICH LIE OVER UNTIL 1933 COMMUNICATION, TO BY路LAWS. (1) Proposal to amend Section 261 % of the By-Laws by striking therefrom the concluding sentence reading as follows: "In trials ordered by the Most Worshipful Grand Master, by the Grand Lodge or any Committee of the Grand Lodge with the approval of the Grand Lodge, such Grand Master, Grand Lodge or Committee may designate that the trial is to be had by Commission." (2)

Proposed: "Section 217-A. Same. If any objection is made by any member of any Lodge to the holding of a Masonic funeral over the remains of one of its deceased members, or over the body of any Mason it has been requested to bury, because of his character or the manner of his death, such objection shall be submitted promptly to the Worshipful Master and the two Wardens of said Lodge with a statement of the facts on which the objection is based. The Worshipful Master and the two Wardens shall thereupon consider such objections, and if all three of them agree that it is proper under Section 217 to hold such Masonic funeral and that the facts stated to them do not show anything in the life or death of the deceased which would make a Masonic funeral tend to bring reproach upon the cause of Freemasonry, then such Masonic funeral shall be held. If all three such officers agree that it


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would, for the reasons stated, bring reproach upon the cause to have a Masonic funeral, then no such funeral shall be held; but, if the decision of such officers is not unanimous, then all the facts shall immediately be submitted to the Grand Master, whose decision shall be had and shall be final." (3)

(4)

Proposal to amend Section 22 to read as follows: "S'ection 22. District Deputy Grand :!Iosters. The Grand Jurisdiction of Missouri shall be divided into such number ot Masonic Districts as may be, from time to time, ordered by the Grand Lodge, for each of which there shall be appointed and commissioned by the Grand Master, a District Deputy Grand Master, who must be a Past or present Master ot a Lodge in this jurisdiction, and a resident of such district or an adjoining district. Districts which have, or may hereafter have, forty or more Lodges shall have two District Deputy Grand Masters of equal rank, over separate divisions ot such district. The Grand Master may convene the District Deputies in regional conferences at such time as he may deem best, the expenses of such meetings to be defrayed by the Grand Lodge." Proposal to amend Section 24 to read as follows: "Section 24. District Lecturer. There shall be appointed and commissioned by the Grand Lecturer, for each Masonic District, a District Lecturer, a resident of such District or an adjoining District, who shall be a Past or present Master and who shall be competent to teach the work of this jurisdiction, and who shall hold his office until the next succeeding session of the Grand Lodge, unless removed by the Grand Lecturer. He shall visit, officially, the Lodges in his District, as far as practicable, and for holding Lodges ot Instruction shall receive Five Dollars per day and his actual expenses, to be paid by each Lodge instructed."

(5) The proposal to amend Section 75 by striking out the language: "Such returns shall contain a list of Officers and members of the Lodge," and substituting in lieu thereof the following language: "Such returns shall contain a list of Officers and, it and when requested in writing by the Grand Secretary a list of the Members, of the Lodge," so that said section as amended shall read: "S'ection 75. Annual Returns. The fiscal year ot a Lodge shall close on the 30th day of June and every Chartered Lodge in this jurisdiction shall forward its annual returns on or before August 1st to the Grand Secretary. Such returns shall contain a list of Officers and, if and when requested in writing by the Grand Secretary a list of the Members, of the Lodge; a list of those who have been initiated, passed, raised and admitted; a list of deaths, dimissions, suspensions, expulsions, rejections and restorations, with respective dates opposite each name; such returns shall be in duplicate, signed by the Master, and attested by the Secretary, under the seal of the Lodge, and one forwarded to the Grand Secretary, with the dues, at the time specified above. Failure to make such re-


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turns shall subject a Lodge to a fine of Ten Dollars ($10) for each period of thirty days or a fraction thereof such returns are withheld." (6) The proposal to amend Article IV-Section 27-n by adding at the end of said sub-division, under Section 27, the following: "Said Committee shall constitute a Board of Custodians whose further duty it shall be to conserve and preserve the work and lectures of the Three Degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry and to act as final arbiter in the decision of all disputes concerning the Ritual arising in this Grand Jurisdiction. Said Committee shall consist of five members and the terms of the members constituting said Committee for the first year shall expire in one, two, three, four and ,five years respectively, and each member appointed to serve on said Committee after the expiration of the first year shall be appointed to serve for a term of five years. The Committee shall meet not to exceed three times each year, at such times and places as the Grand Master shall designate and shall confer with reference to the work and the duties of the Committee," so that said sub-division (n), Section 27, when amended, shall read as follows: Article IV, Section 27, Sub-division (n) Ritual. "A Committee on Ritual to whom shall be referred all proposed changes in the Ritual. "Said Committee shall constitute a Board of Custodians whose further duty it shall be to conserve and preserve the work and lectures of the Three Degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry and to act as final arbiter in the decision of all disputes concerning the Ritual arising in this Grand Jurisdiction. Said Committee shall consist of five members and the terms of the members constituting said Committee for the first year shall expire in one, two, three, four and five years respectively, and each member appointed to serve on said Committee after the expiration of the first year shall be appointed to serve for a term of five years. The Committee shall meet not to exceed three times each year, at such times and places as the Grand Master shall designate and shall confer with reference to the work and the duties of the Committee." (7) The proposal to strike out of Section 93 the words "the permanent removal from the State" and adding between the words "disability" and "resignation" the word "or", so that said section as amended shall read: "Section 93. In the event of the death, disability, or resignation of any officer of a Lodge, such office ipso facto becomes vacant; provided, that in case of a vacancy so arising in the office of Master, the Senior and Junior Wardens shall, in succession, assume his prerogatives and duties for all purposes, except the installation of officers, until the vacancy in the office of Master shall be filled as provided in 'Section 95." (8)

The proposal to repeal Section 160 of the By-Laws.

(9) The proposal to amend Section 74 of the By-Laws by adding thereto the words "but that no monies may be paid out without the consent and approval of the Committee on Ways and Means."


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1932

Proceedings of the NUMERICAL LIST OF LODGE5-1932.

I-Missouri 2-Meridian 3-Beacon 4-Howard 5-Untted 6-Ark 7-0'Sullivan 8. 9-Geo. Washington IO-Agency 11-Pauldingville l2-Tyro l3-Rising Sun l4-Eolia l5-Western Star l6-Memphis l7-Clarksville l8-Palmyra 19-Paris Union 20-St. Louis 2l-Havana 22-Wellington 23-Florida 24-Wyaconda 25-Naphtali 26-Ava 27-Evergreen 28-St. John's 29-Windsor 30-Huntsville 3I-Liberty 32-Humphreys 33-Ralls 34-Troy 35-Mercer 36-Cooper 37-Hemple 38-Callao 39-DeWitt 40-Mt. Moriah 4l-Bismarck 42-Middle Grove 43-Jefferson 4.4-Fair Play 45-Bonhomme

46-Wentzville 47-Fayette 48-Fulton 49-Holt 50-Xenia 51-Livingston 52-Wakanda 53-Weston 54-Index 55-Arrow Rock 56-Tipton 57-Richmond 58-Monticello 59-Centralia 60-New Bloomfield 6l-Waverly 62-Vincil 63-Cambridge 64-Monroe 65-Pattonsburg 66-Grant City 67-Rocheport 68-Kennett 69-Sullivan 70-Armstrong 71-Savannah 72-Gorin 73-Eureka 74-Warren 75-Silex 76-Independence 77-Lebanon 78-St. Joseph 79-Polar Star 80-Bridgeton 8l-Central 82-Jackson 83-Laclede 84-Webster Groves 85-Miami 86-Brookfield 87-Washington 88-Defiance 89-Friendship 90-Russellville

9l-Madison 92-Perseverance 93-St. Marks 94-Vienna 95-Pomegranate 96-St. Andrews' 97-Bethany 98--Webster 99-Mt. Vernon IOO-Ash Grove lOl-Bogard l02-Bloomington l03-West View l04-Heroine l05-Kirksville l06-Gallatin l07-Greenville I08-Altamont I09-Stanberry 110-Marcus l1l-Trenton 1l'2-Maitland 113-Plattsburg 114-Twilight 115-Laddonia 116-Barnes 117-Helena 118-Kingston 119-DeSoto 120~Compass

l2l-Erwin l22-Triplett l23-Hermann l24-Union Star l25-Gentryville l26-Seaman 127-Athens 128-Lorraine 129-Monett l30-Hume l3l-Potosi l32-Farmington l33-Star of the West 134-01ean l35-Braymer


1932 136-Phoenix 137-Delphian 138-Lincoln 139-0regon 140-

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141-~msterdam

142'-Pleasant Grove 143-Irondale 144~Modern

145-Latimer 146-McGee 147-Cass 148-Purdy 149-Lexington 150-Birming 151-Milton 152-Linn Creek 153-Bloomfield 154-Ionic 155-Spring Hill

I83-California 184-Morley 185-Chamois 186187-Hermon 188-Hannibal 189-Zeredatha 190-Putnam 191-Wilson 192-Frankford 193-~ngerona

194-Wellsville 195-Bolivar 196-Quitman 197-Carthage 198-~llensville

199-New Hope 200-Sonora 201-Ravenwood 202-Westville 203-Brumley 156-~shland 204-Rowley 157-North Star 158-Mountain Grove 205-Trilumina 206-Somerset 159-Green City 207-Clay 160-Pleasant 208-Salisbury 161-Clifton Hill 209-Poplar Bluff 162-Whitesville 210-Unionville 163-0ccidental 211-Hickory Hill 164-Joachim 165. 212-Four Mile 213-Rolla 166-Portageville 214-Forest City 167-Revere 215-Hornersville 168-Colony 216-Hale City 169-Camden Point 217-Barbee 17o-Benevolence 218-Good Hope 171-Hartford 219-~lbert Pike 172-Censer 22'0-Kansas City 173-Gray Summit 221-Mystic Tie 174-Sturgeon 222-La Belle 175. 223-Ray 176-Point Pleasant 224-Hamilton 177-Texas 225-Salem 178-Griswold 179-Pride of the West 226-Saline 227-Cypress 18o-Pyramid 228-Shelbina 18I-Novelty 229-Cla:flin 182-Pilot Knob

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230-St. James 231-Cardwell 232-Polo 233-Bucklin 234-St. Francois 235-Weatherby 236-Sedalia 237-La Plata 238-Rushville 239-Hopewell 240. 241-Palestine 242-Portland 243-Keystone 244-Middle Fabius 245-Knob Noster 246-Montgomery 247-Neosho 248. 249-Carroll 250-Glensted 251-Hope 252-~lanthus

253-Laredo 254-Butler 255-~lton

256-Shekinah 257-Lodge of Light 258-Ravanna 259-Lodge of Love 260-Mechanicsville 261-Florence 262-Holden 263-Summit 264-Kirbyville 265-Corinthian 266-Social 267-~urora

268-Lodge of Truth 269-Brotherhood 270-New Salem 271-Solomon 272-Granite 273-St. Clair 274-Cold Spring 275-Bunker 276-Grand River


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Proceedings of the

277-Wm. D. Muir 278-Essex 279-Hogle's Creek 280. 281-Fenton 282-Cosmos 283-Stockton 284-Canopy 285-Earl 286-Urich 287-Craft 288-Hermitage 289-Graham 290-Fairmount 291-Edina 292-Lamar 293-Sarcoxie 294-Mound City 295-Moniteau 296-Sparta 297-0zark 298-Sampson 299-Temple 30o-Doric 301-White HalI 302-Lick Creek 303-0sage 304-Signal 305-Cecile Daylight 306-Ashlar 307-New London 308-Parrott 309. 310-Sikeston 3ll-Kearney 312-Cuba 313-Meramec 314-Pine 315-Jerusalem 316-Rural 317-0sborn 318-Eldorado 319-Paulville 320-Versailles 321-Jonathan 322-Hardin 323-Cornerstone

324-McDonald 325-Dockery 326-Linn 327-Mt. Zion 328-Cainsville 329-Kennedy 330-Paul Revere 33l-Charity 332-Excello 333-Chillicothe 334-Breckenridge 335-Joplin 336-Hallsville 337-Blue Springs 338-Herculaneum 339-Fidelity 340-Westport 341-Rockville 342-Circle 343-Agricola 344-Moberly 345-Fellowship 346-Arlington 347-America 348-Wadesburg 349-Pollock 350-Tyrian 351-Mosaic 352-Friend 353-Barnesville 354-Hebron 355-Adelphi 356.-Ancient Landmark 357-Aux Vasse 358-Northwest 359-Garrett 360-Tuscan 361-Riddick 362-Hiram 363-Fraternal 364-Higginsville 365-Bayou 3M-Adair 367-Barry 368-Crescent Hill 369-Composite

1932 370-Williamstown 371-Sheldon 372-Nonpareil 373-BelIe 374-Wilderness 375-Waynesville 376-King Hill 377-Ancient Craft 378-Berlin 379-Billings 38o-Queen City 381-Ionia 382-Mt. Ararat 383-Pythagoras 384-East Prairie 385-Richland 386-Dayton 387-Woodside 3S8-Chula 389"'-Arcana 390-Marionville 391-Raytown 392-Christian 393-Beehive 394-Lucerne 395. 396-Western Light 397-Gower 398-Jasper 399-Pike 400-Decatur 40 I-Carterville 402-Malta 403-Lowry City 404-Rosendale 405-Everton 406-Malden 407-Charleston 408-Montrose 409-Louisville 410-Iberia 411-Joppa 4l2-Appleton City 4l3-Valley 414-Greensburg 415-Hunnewell 416-Cache


1932

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417-Whitewater 418-Clear Creek 419-Star 420-Itaska 421-Urbana 422-Gate of the Temple 423-Galt 424-Samaritan 425-Green Ridge 426-Rothville 427-Glenwood 42'8. 429-New Madrid 430-Winona 431. 432-Competition 433-Mack's Creek 434-Wheeling 435-Rockbridge 436-Gothic 437-Lafayette 438-Temperance 439-Mt. Olive 44o-Trowel 441-Excelsior 442-Burlington 443-Anchor 444-Ada 445-West Gate 446-Ivanhoe 447-Jacoby 448-Schell City 449.. 450-Belton 451-Raymore 452-Verona 453-Forsyth 454-Continental 455-Hinton 456-Wallace 457-Jonesburg 458-Melville 459-Hazelwood 460-Lambskin 461-Caruthersville 462-Santa Fe

463-Clifton 464-Concordia 465-Gaynor City 466-Southwest 467-Pleasant Hope 468-Red Oak 469-Plato 470-Nodaway 471-Mineral 472-Pickering 473-Nineveh 474-Guilford 475-Golden 476-Mt. Hope 477-Henderson 478-Racine 479-Rich Hill 480-Jewel 481-Marceline 482-Clintonville 483-Fairfax 484-Kirkwood 485-Coldwater 486-Cairo 487-Chilhowee 488-Lock Spring 489-Lakeville 490-Montevallo 491-Vandalia 492-Daggett 493-Vernon 494-Lewistown 495-Unity 496-Robert Burns 497-Equality 498-Pee Dee 499-Harmony 500-Jameson 501-Buckner 502-Philadelphia 503-Prairie Home 504-Platte City 505-Euclid 506-Lathrop 507-Clearmont 508-Saxton 509-Van Buren

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51O-New Hampton 511-Skidmore 512-Webb City 513-Senath 514-Granby 515-Galena 516-Milford 517-Seligman 518-0riental 519-Crane 520-Clifton Heights 521-Lockwood 522-Gate City 523-Stinson 524-Spickardsville 525-Cunningham 526-Wayne 527-Higbee 528-Conway 5'29-Apollo 530. 531-Lane's Prairie 532-Dexter 533-Comfort 534-Columbia 535-Blackwell 536-Ingomar 537-Bethel 538-Stella 539-Dawn 540-Winigan 541-Jacksonville 542-Ferguson 543-Mansfield 544-Algabil 545-Zalma 546-0rient 547-South Gate 548-Clinton 549-Carl Junction 550-Rose Hill 551-Pendleton 552-Calhoun 553-Clarksburg 554-Foster 555-Summersville 556-Prairie


200

Proceedings of the

557-Blairs town 558-Moscow 559-Clarksdale 560-Nelson 561-Cowgill 562-Deepwater 563-York 564-Jamesport 565-Tebbetts 566-Maplewood 567-Miller 568-Naylor 569-Marlborough 570-Republic 571-Hayti 572-Rutledge 573-Bernie 574-La Monte 575-Easter 576-0live Branch 577-Ewing 578-Forest Park 579-Grandin 580-Houston 581-Illmo 582-Koshkonong 583-Novinger 584-Red Bird 585-Shamrock 586-Criterion 587-Branson 588-St. Francisville 589-Grovespring 590-Advance 591-Barnett 592-La Russell 593-Union

594-Blodgett 595-Cole Camp 596-Puxico 597-Bosworth 598-Leadwood 599-Elvins 600-Cosby 601-Clayton 602-Acacia 603-Morehouse 604-Strasburg 605-Walker 606-Craig 607-Eminence 608-Strafford 609-Warrenton 610-Clark 61l-Centertown 612-Mokane 613-Wellston 614-Mt. Washington 615-Chaffee 616-Marion 617-Swope Park 618-Grandview 619. 620-Willard 621-Anderson 622-Norwood 623. 624-0wensville 625-Sheffield 626-Magnolia 627-Wallace Park 628-Mendon 629-Valley Park

1932 630-East Gate 631-Tower Grove 632-Belgrade 633-Archie 634-Steele 635-Greentop 636. 637-Mountain View 638-Triangle 639-Mizpah 640-Jennings 641-Trinity 642-Benj. Franklin 643-Northeast 644-Grain Valley 645-Clever 646-Shaveh 647-Noel 648-Elmer 649-University 650-Parma 651-Cleveland 652-Pilgrim 653-Shawnee 654-Commonwealth 655-Gardenville 656-Country Club 657-Progress 658-Purity 659-Alpha 660-Holliday 661-Theodore Roosevelt 662-Clarence 663-Rockhill 664-Aldrich


LIST OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A. F. & A. M. MISSOURI FROM ITS ORGANIZATION APRIL 23, 18%1. Date Election. April, Oct., Oct., Oct., Oct., Oct., Oct., Oct.. Oct., Oct., Oct., Dec., Oct.. Dec., Nov., Oct., Oct.. Oct.. Oct.. Oct., Oct.• Oct., Oct., Oct.. Oct.. Oct., Oct., Oct., May, May, May. May, May, June, May, May. May. May, May, May, May.

I

Grand Master.

D. Grand Master

1821. •••• Thos. F. Riddick.· 1821. .... Nath'l B. Tucker.· Thompson Douglass· 1822 ••••• Nath'l B. Tucker.· Thompson Douglass· 1823 ..... Nath'l B. Tucker.· Geo. H. C. Melody.· 1824 ••••• Nath'l B. Tucker.· Geo. H. C. Melody.· 1825 Edward Bates • Geo. H. C. Melody •• 1826 Edward Bates • Hardage Lane • 1827 ••••• Edward Bate'! ..•• • Hardage Lane • 1828 ••••• Hardage Lane •••• • Geo. H. C. MelodY.· 1829 ••••• Hardage Lane ••••• Fred L. Blllon ...•• • 1830 ••••• Hardage Lane .••• • Geo. H. C. Melody.· 1831. •••• Edward Bates .•.. • Geo. H. C. Melody.· 1832 .•••• H. R. Gamble .••• • Geo. H. C. Melody.· 1833 .•••• Sinclair Kirtley • A. B. Chambers .•.•• 1834 .... ' A. B. Chambers • Sinclair Kirtley .... • 1835tt ••. A. B. Chambers.•• • Sinclair Kirtley ••.• • 1836 ••••• S. W. B. Carnegy.· John D. Daggett • 1837 ..... S. W. B. Carnegy.· John D. Daggett • 1838 ••••. S. W. B. Carnegy.· John D. Daggett ••. • 1839 P. H. McBride • A. B. Chambers • 1840 P. H. McBride • Joseph Foster • 1841. P. H. McBride • foab Bernard • 1842 ••••• P. H. McBride .•• • Joao Bernard..•.•.. • 1843 ..... P. H. McBride ... • JOSAph Foster....... 1844 .•••• J. W. S. Mitchell.· Fred L. Blllon ...•. • 1845 ••••• J. W. S. Mitchell. * John D. Taylor • 1846 ..... John Ralls • John D. Taylor • 1847 ••••• Joseph Foster • E. S. Ruggles • 1848 foseph Foster • E. S. Ruggles • 1849 John F. Ryland .. • E. S. Ruggles 1850 John F. Ryland .. • B. W. Grover • 1851. •••• B. W. Grover .•••• • E. S. Ruggles • 1862 ••••. B. W. Grover .•... • S. F. Currie • 1863 .•••• Wilson Brown ..•• • L. S. Cornwell ...•• • 1854 .•••• L. S. Cornwell ..•• • D. P. Wallingford .. • 1865 .•••• L. S. Cornwell ....•.•..••.•.•........•• 1856 ••••. Benjamin Sharp.. • W. A. Cunningham .. 1857 S. H. Saunders .•• • P. Draper • 1868 S. H. Saunders .•• • Marcus Boyd •••..•• • 1859 ••••• Marcus Boyd .••.• • M. H. McFarland .• • 1860 .•••• M. H. McFarland.· W. R. Penick .•.••. • Wu Dot lubUed.

Grand S. Warden.

Grand J. Warden.

Grand Treasurer.

Grand Secretary.

James Kennerly William Bates Archibald Gamble .. • William Renshaw.· Edward Bates William Bates • Archibald Gamble .. • Wllliam Henshaw.· Edward Bates Wm. G. Pettus * Archibald Gamble .. • William Renshaw.· Edward Bates Wm. G. Pettus * Archibald Gamble .. ·r. Douglas.· Wm. G. Pettus .•..•• Thornt. Grimsley •.. • Archibald Gamble .. • T. Douglas.· Wm. G. Pettus Thornt. Grimsley • Archibald Gamble .. • John D. Daggett.· Martin Ruggles John F. Ryland • Rich. T. McKinney.· John D. Daggett.· Martin Ruggles H. R. Gamble .•...•• Thornton Grimsley.· John D. Daggett.· H. R. Gamble .•.•.•• Adam L. Mills ...•.• Thornton Grimsley.· John D. Daggett.· H. R. Gamble * Adam L. Mills .•.••• Bernard Pratte•.••• • John D. Daggett.· Sinclair Kirtley Adam L. Mills .....• Thomas Andrews .•. • Fred L. Billon.· Oliver Parker .•..•.• Au;;:ustus Jones • Thomas Andrews • Fred L. Billon.· M. J. Noyes .•••....• Augustus Jones * Thomas Andrews • Fred L. Billon.· John Wilson G. A. Tuttle ..•••••• Geo. H. C. Melody .. • John Garnett.* Oliver Parker 8. W. B. Carnegy .. * Geo. H. C. Melody .. * Thos. W. Conyers.· Oliver Parker ..••..• S. W. B. Carnegy •• * Geo. H. C. Melody .•• Thos. W. Conyers. * Edward Searcey Granville SnelL Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Richard B. Dallam.· A. B. Chambers Thomas Andrews * Geo. H. C. Melody .. * Richard B. Dallam.· A. B. Chambers • Alex. T. Douglass •• * Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Richard B. Dallam.· Alex. T. Douglass Wm. C. Vance * Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Richard B. Dallam.· Alex. T. Douglass John Orrick * Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Richard B. Dallam.· Joseph Foster C. H. Bowers Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Richard B. Dallam.· Joseph Foster ......• C. H. Bowers .....•. John Simonds • Richard B. Dallam.· J. W. S. Mitchell. ... E. S. Ruggles ...... * Fred L. Billon • Richard B. Dallam.· E. S. Ruggles ......• J. L. F. Jacoby ....• John S. Watson ...• • Richard B. Dallam.• E. S. Ruggles .•....• J. L. F. Jacoby * John S. Watson * Fred L. Billon.· E. S. Ruggles ....... J. L. F. Jacoby John S. Watson • Fred L. Blllon.· J. L. F. Jacoby ....• Cyrus Osborn ......• John S. Watson • J. W. S. Mitchell.· Cyrus Osborn Joseph Meggulre John 8. Watson • J. W. S. Mitchell.· Joseph Megguire P. Draper John M. Reed • C. D. W. Johnson.· P. Draper * S. F. Currie J. T. Johnson • C. D. W. Johnson.· S. F. Currie ...•....• J. H. Turner .•.•...• J. T. Johnson • C. D. W. Johnson.· J. H. Turner ....•..• S. H. Saunders .....• J; T. Johnson • A. O'Sullivan.· J. W. Chenoweth .. * R. C. HilL .........• Joseph Foster ..•... * A. O'Sullivan.• James H. Britton ..•..................• * .Joseph Foster ...•.. • A. O'Sullivan.· J. W. Chenoweth .. • H. E. Van Orsdell .• John D. Daggett * A. O'Sullivan.· S. H. Saunders .....• Marcus Boyd ..•....• John D. Daggett * A. O'Sullivan.· Marcu!IJ Boyd .Tohn F. Houston ...• John D. Daggett .. • A. O'Sullivan.• John F. Houston ••• • .John Decker .••••..• John D. Daggett ... * A. O'Sullivan.· W. R. Penick John Decker ..••...• John D. Daggett ..• * A. O'Sullivan.• John Decker .••••..• Samuel M. Hayes ..• John D. Daggett ... • A. O·Sulllvan.·


LIST OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A. F. & A. M. MISSOURI FROM ITS ORGA.."'lIZATION APRIL 23, 1821 Date Election

Grand Master

D. Grand Master

G. Senior Warden

Grand J. Warden

Grand Treasurer

Grand Secretary

Kay, 1861 .•••. \Vm. R. Penick .•• • John Decker ......• • Geo. Whitcomb • A. L. McGregor .•.. * John D. Daggett. .. * A. O'Sulllvan.· * Wm. X. Loker • Samuel Russell • John D. Daggett ... * A. O·Sullivan.· May. 1862 .•.•• Geo. Whitcomb ... • John H. Turner 1863 ..... John H. Turner .. * Wm. X. Loker • John D. Vinci! * A. L. McGregor * John D. Daggett. .. * A. O'Sulllvan.· • A. L. McGregor • Martin Coillns * Wm. N. Loker * A. 0·Sul11van.· !ria)': 1864 ..••. John F. Houston.· John D. Vlncll John F. Houston. * John D. Vinci!. • Martin Col11ns * R. E. Anderson * Wm. N. Loker * A. 0' Sul11van. * May. 1865 May, 1866 John D. Vincll.... * W. E. Dunscomb • R. E. Anderson * A. L. McGregor * Wm. N. Loker * A. O'Sull1van.·t W. E. Dunscomb.* C. A. Rowley * T. E. Garrett * Wm. D. Muir * Wm. N. Loker * G. Frank Gouley.*: Oct., 1867 • R. E. Anderson • Wm. D. Muir * Alex. M. Dockery .• • Wm. N. Loker * G. Frank Gouley· Oct.• 186~.. .. John D. Vincll Oct., 1869 ••••• WIlUam D. Muir.· T. E. Garrett • A. M. Dockery .••••• Sam H. Owens .••••• Wm. N. Loker ••••. • G. Frank Gouley* Oct., 1870 ••••• Thos. E. Garrett.· R. E. Anderson • Sam H. Owens .••• • John E. Ryland..... • Wm. N. Loker ..... * G. Frank Gouley· • Sam H. Owens •••• • John E. Ryland .••• • Wm. N. Loker ••••. * G. Frank Gouley* Oct., 1871. •••• Thos. E. Garrett.· R. E. Anderson Oct., 1872 ..... Sam'l H. Owens .. • J. E. Ryland • John W. Luke • Jas. E. Cadle ...... • Wm. N. Loker • G. Frank Gouley* Oct., 1873 ••••• R. E. Anderson .. * John W. Luke • Jas. E. Cadle • Xenophon Ryland •• • Wm. N. Loker • G. Frank Gouley· Oct., 1874 ••••• John W. Luke ..•• • Xenophon Ryland .. * Jas. E. Cadle ..•••• • Thos. C. Ready •••• • Wm. N. Loker ••••• • G. Frank Gouley· James E. Cadle .. * Xenophon Ryland •. * Thos. C. Ready * Noah M. Givan •••• * Wm. N. Loker * G. Frank Gouley* Oct•• 1875 Xen. Ryland * Thos. C. Ready • Noah M. Givan * M. G. Hubble ....... Wm. N. Loker • G. Frank Gouley··. Oct., 1876 • Noah M. Givan • Jos. S. Browne • W. R. Stubblefield.· Wm. N. I.oker • John D. Vincn· Oct., 1877 ••••• T. C. Ready Oct., 1878 ••••• Noah M. Givan •• * Joseph S. Browne.· W. R. Stubblefield.· Jas. E. Carter .•••. • John W. Luke .•••• • John D. Vincn· Oct., 1879 ••••. JOB. 8". Browne .. • W. R. Stubblefield.' Jas. E. Carter.... 1· Alex. M. Dockery •. John W. Luke .•••. * John D. Vincn· n John D. Vincn* Oct., 1880 ••••• W. R. Stubblefield· Alex. M. Dockery •• • Chas. C. Woods •••• • Lee A. Hall •••••••• • John W. Luke Oct., 1881. •••. Alex. M. Dockery Chas. C. Woods •••• • Lee A. Hall • Robt. F. Stevenson .• John W. Luke • John D. Vincll* Oct., 1882 .•••• Chas. C. Woods •••• Lee A. HalL ••••••• • Robt. F. Stevenson.· James W. Boyd ••••• Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincll· Oct., 1883 ••••. Lee A. Hall ••••.• • Robt. F. Stevenson.· James W. Boyd •••• • Geo. R. Hunt. •••.. • Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincll· Oct., 1884 ••••• Robt. F. Stevenson.' James W. Boyd .••• • George R. Hunt .••• • Wm. M. Williams ..• Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincll· • Wm. M. WnUams .. * James P. Wood •••• • Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincll· Oct., 1885 ••••• James W. Hoyd ••• • George R. Hunt Oct., 1886 ••••• Geo. R. Hunt .•.. • W. M. Williams • James P. Wood ••.• * ••.•••.•.....•.••. oo Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincll· • Theodore Brace •••• * Geo. E. Walker .••• • Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincll· Oct., 1887 ••••• Wm. M. Wil11ams* James P. Wood V Theodore Brace •••• * Geo. E. Walker • B. H. Ingram .••••. • Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincll* Oct., 1888 ••••• James P. Wood • B. H. Ingram John R. Parson •••• * Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincn* Oct.• 1889 ••••• Theodore Brace .. * Geo. E. Walker Oct., 1890 ••••• Geo. E. Walker .. • B. H. Ingram • John R. Parson •••• * Harry Keene • Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincll· * Harry Keene • .J. B. Thomas * Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincll· Oct., 1891. •••• B. H. Ingram .... • John R. Parson J. B. Thomas • A. M. Hough • Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vlncll· Oct., 1892 ••••• JohnR. Parson.•• * Harry Keene Harry Keene J. B. Thomas • A. M. Hough D. A. Jamison * Samuel M. Kennard" John D. Vlncll· Oct.• 1893 Oct., 1894 J. B. Thomas * A. M. Hough • D. A. Jamison * F. J. Tygard * Samuel M. Kennard' John D. Vincn· A. M. Hough •••• * D. A. Jamison * F. J. Tygard * E. F. Allen • Samuel M. Kennard· John D. \·Incn* Oct•• 1895 D. A. Jamison .... * F. J. Tygard * E. F. Allen • C. H. Briggs * Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vlncn· Oct.• 1896 • C. H. Briggs * Campbell WellB •••• * Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vlncn· Oct.• 1897 .•••• F. J. Tygard •••• * E. F. Allen • Campbell Wells * Joseph C. Finagin .... Samuel M. Kennard* John D. Vincn· Oct.• 1898 ..... E. F. Allen •••••• * C. H. Briggs Oct., 1899 .•••. C. H. Briggs ......• Campbell Wells •••• • Joseph C. Finagin • John C. yocum ••••• Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincn· Oct.• 1900 ..... Campbel~ Wells .. * Joseph C. Finagin ... * John C. Yocum * Wm. F. Kuhn ....... Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vincn· May

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Oct., 1901. •••• Joseph C. Finagln .• John C. yocum •••• • Wm. F. Kuhn ••••••• Leroy B. Vamant •• * Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vlncll· Oct., 1902 .•••. John C. Yocum .. • Wm. F. Kuhn ••••••• Leroy B. Vaillant.. • A. S. Houston ••••.• Samuel M. Kennard· John D. Vlncll· Oct., 1903 ••••• Wm. F Kuhn••••• Leroy B. Vaillant•• • A. S. Houston ...... • D. M. Wilson ...... * John R. Parson •••••• John D. Vinci I· Sept•• 1904 .•••• Leroy B. Vaillant· A. S. Houston ..••••• D. M. Wilson •••... * Howard Wataon ••••• John R. Parson ••••• • .John D. Vincil·~~ Sept., 1905 A. S. HOulton D. M. Wilson... .• John T. Short.__.._..• R. R. Kreeger _ Alphonso C. Stewart· John R. ParsonU· Sept., 1906 D. M. Wilson _. John T. Short..__.._..• R. R. Kreeger _ William A. HalL........• Alphonso C. Stewart· John R. Parson* Sept., 1907. John T. Short........• R. R. Kreeger....•........... William A. HalL * Clay C. Bigger............• Alphonso C. Stewart* John R. Parson* Sept., 1908 R. R. Kreeger _.•.. WUliam A. Hall * ClayC. Bigger............• Arch A. Johnson Alphonso C. Stewart* John R. Parson* Sept., 1909 Wm. A. HalL....•_..• Clay C. Bigger........•...• Arch A. Johnson _ Jacob Lampert _ * Alphonso C. Stewart* John R. Parson· Sept., 1910 Clay C. Bigger.....•••• Arch A. Johnson Jacob Lampert * Van Fremont Boor Alphonso C. Stewart· John R. Parson* Sept., 1911 Arch A. Johnson....•. Jacob Lampert * Van Fremont Boor Chesley A. Mosman....• Alphonso C. Stewart* John R. Parson· Sept., 1912 Jacob Lampert ..•...• Van Fremont Boor Chesley A. Mosman..* Tolman W. Cotton....•. Alphonso C. Stewart· John R. Parson* Oct., 1913 Van Fremont Boor.. Chesley A. !Iosman..• Tolman W. Cotton Frank R. Jesse _ • Alphonso C. Stewart· .Tohn R. Parson· Sept., 1914 Tolman W. Cotton.. Frank R. Jesse Edward Higbee Wm. A. Clark Alphonso C. Stewart· John R. Parson* Sept., 1915 Frank R. Jesse * Edward Higbee ........• Wm. A. Clark John W. Bingham......• Alph. C. Stewart..**· John R. Parson* Sept., 1916 Edward Higbee ......• Will. A. Clark........•.._ .Tohn W. Bingham......• Julius C. GarrelL Wm, A. Hall • John R. Parson· Sept., 1917 Wm. A. Clark John W. Bingham * .Julius C. GarrelL Wm. F. Johnson........• Wm. A. HalL • ,John R. Parson· Sept., 1918 John W. Bingham..• Julius C. Garrell Wm. F. Johnson • O. A. Lucas................• Wm. A. Hall • .Tohn R. Parson· Sept., 1919 Julius C. Garrell Wm. F. Johnson........• O. A. Lucas • Bert S. Lee.................•.. Wm. A. HalL • John R. Parson· Sept., 1920 Wm. F. Johnson • O. A. Lucas................• Bert S. Lee Jos. S. McIntyre Wm. A. Hall • John R. Parsontt· Sept., 1921........•.. O. A. Lucas • Bert S. Lee Jos. S. McIntyre Orestes Mitchell Wm. A. Hall • Frank R. Jesse· Oct., 1922 Bert S. Lee Joseph S. McIntyre Orestes Mitchell W. W. Martin Wm. A. HalL • Frank R. Jesse* Oct., 1923.......•_ .Toseph S. McIntyre.. Orestes Mitchell W. W. Martin John Pickard Wm. A. HalL • Frank R. .Jesse· Oct., 1924....•...•.. Orestes MitchelL W. W. Martin ·John Pickard A. F. Ittner Wm. A. Hall ·ttt Frank R. .Jesse· Oct., 1925 _ W. W. Martin John Pickard A. F. Ittner B. E. Bigger E. E. Morris Frank R. Jesse· Oct., 1926 .John Pickard A. F. Ittner B. E. Bigger S. R. Freet E. E. Morris Frank R. Jesse**tt Oct., 1927 Anthony F. Ittner B. E. Bigger S. R. Freet • Wm. R. Gentry, Sr E. E. Morris Arthur Matherttt Sept., 1928 Byrne E. Bigger..•._ S. R. FreeL Wm. R. Gentry, Sr Ray V. Denslow E. E. Morris Arthur Mather Sept., 1929.........• S. R. Freet • Wm. R. Gentry Ray V. Denslow Thad B. Landon E. E. Morris Arthur Mather Oct., 1930 Wm. R. Gentry Ray V. Denslow Thad B. Landon Frank C. Barnhill E. E. Morris Arthur Mather Sept., 1931.. Ray V. Denslow Thad B. Landon Frank C. Barnhill Duval Smith E. E. Morris Arthur Mather Sept., 193~ Thad B. Landon Frank C. Barnhill Duval Smith Jas. W. Skelly E. E. Morris Arthur Mathe1' ttThere was no Communication in 1835, owing to the anti-Masonic ·Deceased. • tDied August 11th, 1866, while in office. [excitement. • *Appointed August 13th, 1866, by John D. Vincil, G. M. **Withdrawn from Masonry. •• I/DIed April 11th, 1877, while in office. U·Appointed October 22, 1904, by Leroy B. Valllant, Grand Master, tt·Resigned May 20, 1921, account III health. .~~Died October 12, 1904, While in office. •••Died April 22, 1916, while in office. ·tttDied November 7, 1924, while in oltice. ·**Appointed October 22, 1904, by Leroy B. Valllant, Grand Master. • IIJohn W. Luke served, by appointment, as Grand Secretary, from April 11th, 1817, to October 11th, 1871, and died October, 1888. **ttDied August 29, 1927, while in office. tttAppointed Sept. I, 1927, by John Pickard, Grand Master. ,Died within one week after his iIl'Stallation. OFFICERS OF THE ORGANIZATION, FEBRUARY 22, 1821 WILLIAM BATES, Junior Warden. JAMES KENNERLY, Senior Warden. IIDWARD BATES, Worshipful Master. ABRAM BECK, Secretary. JOSEPH V. GARNIEB, Treasurer.

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GRAND SECRETARY'S TABULAR STATEMENT FIRST DISTRICT-HOMER G. McDANIEL, D. D. G. M.

NAME AND NUMBER OF LODGE

Revere, 161 Fairmouut, 290.................. Eldorado, 318.....................

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St. FrancIsville, 588......... Memphis, 16....................... Gorin, 72 Rutledge, 572..................... MIddle FabIus, 244........... Lodge of Love, 259........... Queen CIty, 380

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161 181 191

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71 411

91 161 511

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56 $ 10 13

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26 3 051 631 71 1 89 129 611

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111.601 1 $ 147.00 $ 2.101........ 153.301............

111.60/$ 2.101$ 149.10 6.30 153.30

256.20

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132.30 149.10 186.90 270.90 140.70

132.30 430.50 132.30 149.10 186.90 277.20 140.70

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1 1,156\$ 2,427.60\$

8.401

14.70

115.50\ 142.80 $ 153.30

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132.30 405.30 130.201 147.00 178.50 277.20 *128.10

25.20 2.10 2.10 8.40 16.80

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$ 2,436.00~$ 86.101$ 2.354.101$ 190.001$ 18.00

SECOND DISTRICT-PAUL HIGBEE, D. D. G. M. KIrksvllle, 105.................... 11 2 Paulvllle, 319..................... 2 1 1 Adair, 366........................... 16 18 19

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l!~1 231 261

tCredit $2.10.

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71 191 341 241 151 461

§Balance Due $40.00.

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360\$ 70 365

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756.00 $ 42.001 ····· $ 147.00 766.50 4.201$4.20

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798.001$ 39. 90 1$ 758.101$ 20.00 $ 2.00 147.00 t149.10 20.00 2.00 766.50 25.20 741.30 150.00 15.00

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3 1.1201$ 2.352.001$ 48.301$4.20 $ 2.396.101$ 71.401$ 2,288.901$ 230.001$ 23.00


THIRD DISTRICT-ROBERT M. WILSON, D. D. G. M. Hartford, In...................... Somerset, 206..................... UnionvUle, 210................... Lucerne, 394....................... Humphreys, 32................... Seaman, 126........................ Green City, 159.................. Putnam, 190....................... Pollock, 349........................

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181 181 181

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31 111 811 101 211 601

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411$ 98.10\ $ 98.10 $ 4.20 '$ 94.50 $ 36.00 $ 5.60 491 102.90 $ 2.10 105.00 2.10 102.90 20.00 2.00 131 281.10 10.50 298.20 18.90 219.30 . . 43 90.30 90.30 90.30 30.00 3.00 50 105.00 105.00 4.20 100.80 . 184 386.40 386.401 8.401 378.00 50.00 5.00 245.70 89.20 156.50 10.00 1.00 117 245.10 1.0-0 121 266.10 8.40 215.10 2.10 213.00 10.00 10l 141.00 141.00 4.20 142.80 . 81 110.101 /........ 170.101 6.30/ 163.80 . 10.001 1.00 60 126.00 126.001 10.50 115.50 9651$ 2.U21J.aO:' 21.001 $ 2.041.501$150.101$ 1,891.401$ 166.001$ 18.60

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FOURTH DISTRICT-LYNN J. LIMES, D. D. G. M. Trenton, 111....................... Laredo. 253......................... Galt, 423.............................. Spickardsv1lle, 524............ Mercer, 35........................... Ravanna, 258...................... Marion. 616 TOTAL.........................

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313 1$ 733.30 16. 15!1.litl 101 212.10 82 112.20 190 399.00 $ 50 105.00 31 11.10 9091$ 1,908.901$

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783.30/$ 37.80/$ 745.50 $ 159.60 4.20 155.40 212.101 2.101 210.001 112.201 4.20/ 168.001 4.201 403.20\ 25.20 318.00 2.101$2.10 105.00 2.101 .103.90 2.10\ 19.80 19.80 8.401$2.10 $ 1,915.201$ 15.601$ 1.840.601$

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10.001$ 10.00 10.00 30.001 60.001$

1.00 1.00 .. 1.00 3.00 .. .. 6.00

FIFTH DISTRICT-HENDRIX NEWMAN, D. D. G. M.

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1 I 1 1 I l 2/ ....../....../ 61 ......1...... 1•.•••. 1 1 1 21......\....."\".....

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Bethany, 91......................... Lorraine. 128...................... Lodge of Light. 251............ Cainsvllle, 328................... New Hampton, 510........•.. Prairie. 556......................... TOTAL......................... 101 ·Credlt $1.00.

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51 43 42 46 50 1 353 1$

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$ 119.10 $ 4.20 ........ 90.30 .................... 88.2 01............/ ........ 96.60 .................... 105.00 2.10 ........ 141.301$ 6.301 ........ $

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123.90 2.10 90.30 2.10 88.20 2.10 2.10J 96.60/ 101.10 2.10, 141.601$ 14.701$

231.30 $ 50.00\$ 4.00 121.80 20.00 2.00 88.20 .................. ............ 86.10 10.00 1.00 94.50 10.00 1.0'0 105.00 30.00 3.00 132.901$ 120.001$ 11.00

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GRAND SECRETARY'S TABULAR STATEMENT-Continut:ld SIXTH DISTRICT-CURTIS F. SMITH, D. D. G. M. '0

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S Havana, 21.......................... Stanberry, 109.................... Gentryville, 125.................. Athens, 121......................... Alanthus, 252..................... Ancient Craft, 377............ Berlin, 378.......................... Jacoby, 447......................... Grant City, 66.................... Defiance, 88........................ Allensville, 198................... Jonathan, 321. TOTAL..........................

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36 128 1$ 41 121 58 1 107 29 58 16 11 67 57 30 1

15.60 268.80 98.10 254.10 $ 121.80 224.70 60.90 121. 8 159.60 140.101

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S141$ 1.709.401$ 30.501

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6.00

SEVENTH DISTRICT-UEL W. LAMKIN, D. D. G. M.

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201.................

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tBalance Due $51.60. *Balance Due $98.70.

§Balance Due $70.00. IIBalance Due $85.00.

nBalance Due $43.20. "Balance Due $83.70.

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Guilford, 414 Clearmont, 501 """ Skidmore, 511..................... 1 TOTAL......................... 1 61

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lt 101. 1 j 115.50 2.10/ 113.40 134.40 8.40 126.00 1$2.10 $ 2.257.50/$ 52.501$ 1,814.601$

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EIGHTH DISTRICT-FRANK R. ELTON, D. D. G. M. 1

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131 $ 215.10)' $ 215.1011$ 2.10jl$ 27 3.. 0 01$ 30 0..0.'$ 3 0..0. 43 . 90.30 90.30 4.20 8 6 10 82 112.20 $ 2.10 174.30 8.40 165.90 . 110 231.001 8.40 239.40 37.80 201.60 50.00 5.00 661 138.60 138.60 6.30 132.30 10.00 2.00 61\ 140.101............ 140.701""""'''' 140.10 60.00 6.00 85 118.50 178.50 14.70 163.80 .. 1011 224.70 224.70 4.20 220.50................ 2.00 74 155.40\ 155.40 2.10 1 153.301 10.00 1.00 7651$ 1.606.501$ 10.501 ........ $ 1,617.001$ 79.801$ 1,537.201$ 160.001$ 19.00

NINTH DISTRICT-HARRY B. BLACK, D. D. G. M.

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*Balance Due $113.40.

140.70 16.80 1,274.10 14.70 168.00 6.30 1,732.50 56.10 163.801............ 531.30 6.30 2,133.601 27.30 535.50 12.60 88.201 16.80 67.201 1 8.101.801$212.101$

$ 123.90 10.00 1,260.00 410.00 161.70 . 1,615.80 90.00 163.80 40.00 525.00 30.00 2,106.30 110.00 522.90 50.00 71.40 .. 67.201 10.00 1.176.301$ 920.001$

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ELEVENTH DISTRICT-EMSLEY C. JAMES, D. D. G. M.

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388.50 161.10 245.10 65.101 281.10 205.80

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TWELFTH DISTRICT-E. E. DIVINIA, D. D. G. M. Kingston. 118..................... Braymer, 135 Hamilton. 224..................... Polo. 232.............................. Breckenridge, 334.............. Cowgill. 561. Friendship. 89.................... Spring HUl, 155

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-Balance Due $88.20.

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§Balance Due $40.20.

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IIBalance Due $6.30.

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FIFTEENTH DISTRICT-DONALD H. SOSEY, D. D. G. M. 1

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239.401 90.00 262.501 .....······....· 121.801 50.00 111.30 .. 96.60 10.00 258.30 . !l99.60 40.00 819.00 50.00

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Philadelphia, 502 1 \ 1 Ralls, 33.............................. 2 3 Lick Creek, 302................. 1 New London, 307............. 21 1 TOTAL......................... 321 321

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81.901 ..·· · 1 81.90 1 1 . 231.00l 23.101 207.90) 10.00 3.00 260.40 6.30/ 254.10 . 170.10 2.10 168.00 20.00 2.00 $ 4.105.401$170.101$ 3,788.401$ 280.001$ 30.00

SIXTEENTH DISTRICT-WARREN H. MAY, D. D. G. M. Eolia, 14.............................. Clarksville, 17.................... Perseverance, 92................ Phoenix, 136....................... Frankford, 192 Pike, 399 TOTAL.........................

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35.70'$ 12.60 16.80 27.30

71.40($ 180.60 476.701 258.30 115.50 1 44.10 92.401$ 1,146.601$

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SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT-GEO. E. CHIPMAN, D. D. G. M. Paris Union, 19 Florida, 23.......................... Middle Grove, 42

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113.401$ 579.60 264.60 147.00' 174.30 126.00 226.80 132.30

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TWENTY-SEVENTH DISTRICT-LOUIS J. GRAUE, D. D. G. M.

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THIRTIETH DISTRICT-EDWIN H. BARKLAGE, D. D. G. M. Wentzville, 46...........•....•.... Palestine, 241...•................. Mechanicsville, 260.......•... Pauldingville. 11................ Warrenton. 609.................. TOTAL.........................

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THIRTY-SECOND DISTRICT-R. A. BREUER, D. D. G. M. I 1 1 I \ I Evergreen, 27..................... 31 31 31 ...... ...... 2 2 1 ...... 74 $ 15540 $ 155.40 $ 4.20 $ 151.20 $ 20.00 $ 2.00 SuIllvan, 69........................ 4 2 ............... 1 352.80 $ 8.40 ........ 4.20 1 168 361.20 357.00 50.00 7 7 1 6 5.00 51 Gray Summit, 173............ 1 153.30 ............ $2.10 1 1 ••.... 1 ...... 1 ...... 73 151.20 2.10 149.10 30.00 1.00 11 Hope, 251............................ 3 5 4 ...... 3 ...... 1 ...... 149 312.90 6.30 306.60 10.00 312.90/ ................... 1.00 2.10 161.70 Fraternal, 363.................... 1 1 ...... 1 1 2 4 1 1 ...... ...... 77 161.70 2.10 ........ 163.8B 10.001 1.00 Columbia. 534.................... 226.80 220.50 6.30 2.00 108 21 3 3 ...... ...... 3 ...... 1 3 ...... ...... 1 226. 80 1 ............ 1 ........ 20.00\ Easter, 575.......................... 157.50 ............1........ 157.50 ............. 1 1 2 ...... 2 ...... 2 9 ...... ...... ........ 75 157.50 20.00 2.00 Union, 593.......................... 184.80 5 3 ...... ...... ....... 1 1 ...... ...... ...... ...... 184.80 88 4.00 184. 80 40.001 Hermann, 123..................... 4 3 ...... 1 9 ...... 1 ...... .... -. ....... ...... 126 264.60 4.10 ....... 268.70 18.90 249.80 30.00 3.00 49 102.90 ............. 102.90 20.00 2.00 Red Bird, 584.................... 21 21...... ...... ...... 3 ...... 2 ...... ...... ...... OwensvlIIe. 624.................. 115 241.50 2.10 239.401 71 91 121 51 ...... 1 11..... ·1 31···..·1...... 1...... 70.001 7.00 TOTAL......................... 301 371 411 191 61 241 101 131 241 11.... ··1 3 1.102i$ 2.314.201$ 14.601$2.10 $ 2.326.701$ 46.201$ 2.280.501$ 320.001$ 30.00

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1 1 1 Missouri, 1.......................... 51 61 81 1 11118\1 41211111 1 1 1 76911$ 1,614.90 $ Beacon, 3............................ 15 13 10\ 5 2 111 8 15 13 1 1,662 3,490.20 Mount Moriah, 40............ 13 13 13 5 49 10 30 3...... 5 1,780 3,738.00 Pomegranate, 95................ 8 1~ 101 3 27 \ 21 8...... 553 1,161.30 Erwin, 121......................... 3\ 6\ 6\ 1\ 1 19 3 13 81...... 1 1 628\ 1,318.80 Occidema1, 163.................. 1 1 2 19 3 6 31...... 1 316 663.60 Pyramid, 180...................... 9 12 10111...... 15 1 4 1 2 359 753.90 Keystone, 243..................... 61 6 7 2 3 2 1\...... 708 1,486.80 Aurora, 267......................... 3 2 2 20 3 16 3...... 471 989.10 Paul Revere, 330............. 1\ 1 8\ 1 2 9 41 1 3\...... 1 202 424.20 Tuscan, 360........................ 8 6 10 6 1 981 9 22 45 1 1,172 2,461.20 Itaska, 420......................... 2 2...... 3 20 7 9 3/...... 415 991.50 Euclid, 505.......................... 31 7 51 1 1 41 2 5...... ...... 1 386 810.601 Clifton Heights, 520........ 9\ 22121\...... 5 11 1011311 1 591 1,253.10 Rose Hill, 550.................... 5 3 4 11 20 4112 7 1 665 1,396.50 Olive Branch, 516............. 41 5 51 1 31 2 3 5 4 533\ 1,119.30 Magnolia, 626..................... 6 10 111 21 1 231 1 9 12...... ...... 911 2,051.70 Triangle, 638...................... 71 71 9 \ 61 12\ 4 3\ 51 ··1·.···· 1 285\ 598.50 Trinity, 641....................... 5 81 91 1 13/ 20 21 3 421...... 4 332 691.20 Shaveh, 646........................ 5 1 5...... 10 311 41...... 300\ 630.00 Commonwealth, 654.......... 41 31 21 61 11 1\ 1 1 3\. \...... 130 213.00 Purity, 658.......................... 31 41 4\ 3\ \19 2 2\ 1\...... 199 411.90 81 6 6 1 1 11 2. 3...... 1 1311 2R7.70 Theo. Roosevelt, 661......... TOTAL 13711166,1169/ 50 1 41/678/ 79 1195 \181/ 11 2/2413,636\$28,635. 60 1$ 1 1 1

1 $ 1,623.30 $247.80 $ 1,375.501$ 50.00 $ 5.00 3,494.40 233.10 3,261.30 150.00 15.00 18.90 3,719.10 102.90 3,616.20 130.00 13.00 2.10 1,163.40 56.10 1,106.10 80.00 8.00 2.10 1.320.90 39.90 1,281.00 10.00 7.00 663.60 39.90 623.10 10.00 1.00 753.90 31.50 122.40 100.00 9.00 1,486.80 6.30 1,480.50 60.00 6.00 989.101 42.00 941.10 20.00 2.00 4.20 428.401 18.90 409.50 60.00 6.00 14.70\ 2,475.901 205.80 2,210.10 10.00 7.00 3.35 1,000.851 42.001 958.85 __ ._._ 2.101....... 812.101 98.10 714.001 30.00\ 3.00 1,253.70 10.50 1,243.201 90.00 9.00 \ _ 1,396.50 42.00 1,354.50 50.00 5.00 6.30 1,125.60 4.20 1,121.40 40.001 4.00 2.101 _... 2,053.801 48.30 2,005.501 60.00 6.00 12.60 611.10 25.20 585.90 60.00 6.00 12.601....... 109.80 42.00 661.80 50.00 5.00 ·· ·.·1 ·.. 630.00 21.00 609.00 50.00 5.00 2.10 275.101 2.10\ 273.00 40.00 4.00 417.90 39.90 318.00 40.00 4.00 2.10 289.801 23.101 266.70 80.00 8.00 78.95118.90 $28,695.65111423.8011$21,271.851$1,390.00/$138.00 8.401 4.20

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THIRTY·FOURTH DISTRICT-JAMES F. BLAIR, D. D. G. M. Index, 54 Cass, 147............................. Grand River, 276.............. Wadesburg, 348................. Nonpareil, 372....................

3

6

6

3

2......

1 6 1

) 1 91...... 5 1 31...... \.....

1...... 1...... 17 1 2 11

1

1

~:it~~~' 435~~::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::: :::::: :::::: "."2 :::::: :I.... ~I ~ ::::::C::: :::::: :::::: Raymore, 451...................... 2 21 1 36...... 3 3...... 13...... Jewel, 480 1... 1 ..1. 1 ..1. 1 21 ..1...... 11 1 tBalance Due $105.40.

·Cred1t $2.10.

tCred1t $2.10;

57 $ 152 73 36 37

~~

56 162

119.70' 1 319.20 $ 2.10 153.30 12.60 75.60 2.10 77.70

1:~:~~

117.60 340.20

:::::::::::: :::::::: 1

$

119.701 .1$ 119.70\.. 321.30)$ 18.90\ 202.401$ 165.90 10.50 t 50.00 77.70 6.30 • 73.50 77.701 2.101 75.60

20.00

6.30 t

20.00

1:~:~~1 ::~~I

117.60 340.20

...\ 40.00 $

1~;::~ ::::::::::::::::

Il3.40 340.20

, . 4.00 . . 2.00

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NAME AND NUMBER OF LODGE

721 151.20\ 4.20\........ 155.40/ 2.101 153.301 251 52.50\ \ ..,..... 52.501 2.101 50.401 451 94.50 63.62 ..,..... 158.121 t 35! 73.50 73.501 2.10 71.40 8681$ 1,822.801$ 84.621 $ 1.907.421$ 63.001$ 1,585.101$

!

TOTAL.........................

71

81

71 421 101 301

71 121 641

1 11

2

--' ······1

!

.

..

80.001$

. 8.00

30.00 $ 50.00 40.00 10.00

3.00 5.00 4.00 1.00

THIRTY-FIFTH DISTRICT-LUTHER R. TWYMAN, D. D. G. M. Burne, 130........................... AII18terdam, 141................. Butler, 254.......................... Rockvllle, 341

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41 2 5

1 1 I 1 2 1 1 1 7 3 1...... 4

1......

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/ 2 4 3...... 1...... 5 2\ 5 3...... 2 16

1 69 $ 41 191 47

1...... ~~~~~~t3~iii·,..·368:::::::::::: . ~ :j..~:. :. I\·.~·.·.~·1···i\:·.~~~·.I·.~·.:·.·.\ M ~ "'dc~~~ ~'.~~'.~ :::::: li~ 1

Rich Blll. 479..................... 11 3 5\...... 3\ 12 Foster, 554.......................... 11 1 2 """ TOTAL......................... 141 151 161 51 101 231

3\ 2 16\...... , 81 151 471 1

1......

1......

I

144.90 $ 86.10 401.10 98.70

2~U~

I

1 4.20 2.10

$

8.40

I

149.10 $ 88.20 $ 6.30 401.10 10.50 107.10 6.30

2~U~

149.10 $ 81.90 390.60 100.80

2~U~I::::::::::::::::1

:::::::::::: :::::::::::: 1301 273.00 6.30 279.30 25.201 249.90 \ . 65 136.50 136.50 136.50 20.00 2.00 6871$ 1.442.701$ 21.001 ..·..·.· $ 1,463.701$ 48.301$ 1,411.201$ 150.001$ 15.00

THIRTY-SIXTH DISTRICT-JAS. A. LOGAN, D. D. G. M. Cole Camp. 595................. Shawnee, 653...................... Knob Noster. 245 Bolden. 262......................... Corinthian, 265.................. tBalance Due $158.12.

1 1 1 I 11 11 21 21 11 11 21 11

I

71 3

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\ T ·

91 9\ , 1 ······1 3 1 1 4 8 5 iBalance Due $4.20.

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I 1...... 1

51...... 1 12 31 5 1......

1......

·

I 50 $ 82 46 198 212

I 105.001············ 172.20 . 96.60/ . 415.80 $ 2.10 445.20 .

$

79.80 $ 168.00 96.60 417.90 428.40

10.00 $ 10.00 . 70.00 30.00

1.00 1.00 7.00 3.00


Cold Spring, 274 /... /... /......1. ../101 Chilhowee, 487................... 1\ 111\ \...... 321 Sedalia, 236....................... 4 5 9 1 1 4 Granite, 272•.•.•.........._....... 6 7 6 3 •..... 9 1 1 1 36 Green Ridge, 425 La Monte, 574.................... 11..··..1 1 1 1 _ 241 251 301 111 211131 TOTAL

2

1

2

4 10 3 5 1 1 2 21\ 241 241

1

1' . , ,

1

641 134.40 107 224.70 . 453 951.30 1 443 930.30 \ . 59 123.90 . 56 1 117.60 1 1 1,7701$ 3,717.001$ 1

134.40\ 21.00\ 113.40'1................ . 224.70 67.20\ t 84.00 10.00 8.40 942.90 50.00 951.30 930.30 18.90 911.40 60.00 123.90 75.60 48.30 117.60 $ 3,719.101$231.301$ 3,290.70\$ 240.001$

.

*

1 2.101

. 1.00 5.00 6.00 .

.

24.00

THIRTY-SEVENTH DISTRI'CT-THORNTON JENNINGS, D. D. G. M. Clear Creek, 418

..1. 1 1......

2

Agricola, 343...................... Montrose, 408.....................

1

2 5

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1

1

41/$ 86.10 ..1 117 245.10 $ 8.40 62 130.20 4.20 53 111.30 5 ······1· · 1 . 55 115.50 11 \ \ . 196 411.60 2.10 55 115.50 68 142.80 78 163.80\ 148 310.80 38 79.80 '..····.. 112 1 7 ······1 235.20 1 116 243.60 28 58.80 231 601 ......1...... 1...... 1.167/$ 2.450.701$ 14.701

1 3 ······1······ ..1. .

~ ~ 2~ ::::::\ 1

; :\:::::: :::::J:::::

~E¥:Jjl~··:fi1.;~Ji!·!I:::::~::~I::~I:;. ~:!:I::

Circle, 342 Lowry City, 403

1 1......

1

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2

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~f~~et:f9.~~~.~:. ..~~~:::::::::::: ··..1..··1 :::::: ~ :::::: ~ :::::: ~1""9 :::::: ::::::C::: TOTAL......................... 171 171 1'51 111

21 581

71

1

$

86.10 $ 4.20 $ 81.90 . 254.10 14.70 239.40 $ 10.00 $ 1.00 134.40 54.60 79.80 20.00 2.00 111.30 4.20 101.10 10.00 1.00 115.50 10.50 105.00 . 413.701 14.701 399.00 20.00 115.50 115.50 10.00 142.80 142.80 10.00 1.00 163.80\ \1 . 310.80 8.40 302.40 80.00 8.00 79.80 79.80 . . 235.20 4.20. 235.20 .. .. 243.60 2.10 241.50 . 58.80 4.20 54.60 10.00, 1.00 $ 2,465.401$121.801$ 2,184.00\$ 170.001$ 14.00

THIRTY·EIGHTH DISTRICT-WINAN I. MAYFIELD, D. D. G. M. Linn Creek, 152................ Mack's Creek, 433............ Laclede, 83......................... Competition, 432

2/ 1 2 1 2 2 1......

~frj:!tl::l~:~:.·::::·:·:·:::.~~~:: II :

/ 2...... 2 1 2...... 1 ,....

!::::i i ~ : : :

Brumley. 203...................... 21 2 2 Iberia, 410..............•..•.•_._.. 51 5 3 211 211 201 TOTAL tBalance Due $73.50.

*d

t

41 1 1 111 1 1

1

4/

21 21 71 251

*Balance Due $11'i.60.

11 5\ \...... "" __ 2 \ \...... 1 12......

74'$ 89 181 71

155.401 ········ 186.90 $ 2.10 380.10 149.10

~ : : ~I: : : I : : : ::::~ ~H .~H:ig

11 1 1...... 41 101 201 1

\......

1 1

$

-

155.40 $ 8.40 $ 189.00 2.10 380.10 2.10 149.10 14.10

!:ii : : : : Ui:ii

141.001$ 186.90 318.00 134.40

20.00 $ 10.00 2000 : .

li:~i ~HJ: ~~:i:

2.00 1.00 2.00

tii

65 136.50 '''''''' 136.50 136.50 20.00 2.00 61 128.10 4.201 132.30 4.20 128.10 50.00 5.00 8791$ 1,845.901$ 14.701 i 1.860.601$ 49.501$ 1,811.101$ 190.001$ 19.00

IBalance Due $163.80.

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Lebanon, 77........................ 9/ 7/ 7/ / 11 Cuba, 312............................ 3 31 3 2...... Salem, 225........................... 10 14 11 2...... Lane's Prairie, 531......... 3 3 3...... 2 Rolla, 213............................ 5 5 7 3 St. James, 230 /...... 2 3 Equality, 497...................... 2 4 4 1 4

t~U~~,\l5:~:::::::::::::::::::: . j ::::::1::::::\::::::,:::::: ~~~f:a'3794:......................... ,

3

4\ 2

5\ 2

5

\

3

1 41 11 11 I! , 1 11

:I j

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196 $ 139 2071 57

1 2 .

68

1~:

tl 2g\::::::\::::::1:::::: 1~~ 1·· 1······ 1.•....

1

TOTAL..................... 40/ 43/ 43/ 10/ 10/ 15!

,

1 1 21 31 15 1 jl 1\ 41·· ·1·..··· 1 1 1 2 1 1 5 3 1 3 1 18 "\--

9/ 19/ 61/.

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.

/

4

I

1 411.60 $ 2.10 291.90 434.70 119.70 4.20

~~Ug 142.80

$

~~~::g

I 8.401$ 2.10 2.10 2.10

151.201

2.101§

405.30 $ 90.00 $ 9.00 289.80 30.00 3.00 432.60 100.00 10.00 121.80 30.00 3.00

:~l:rgl·····2":liilt··i···90:00 ::::::::::::::::

6.30 8.40

~~;:~g ::::::::::::1 ::::::::

11: 1

I 413.701$ 291.90 434.70 123.90

1

.

~~1·.~~11 t~~l i~~·.~~II ~.~.:~~ .....~.:~~ ~~~.~~II· ·:.·.·.·:::::.III ~.~.~ ~.~.L ~~:~~ 4.00

FORTIETH DISTRICT-H. H. BALSIGER, D. D. G. M. DeSoto, 119......................... Joachim, 164....................... Sheklnah, 256..................... Herculaneum, 338..............

~~r~~i,I;:31::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Irondale, 143....... Belgrade, 632...................... Blackwell, 535....................

tBalance Due $951.30.

2

i2

l

2

41

5 2 2 1

5 2 5 1

3

it:::::: 3 1

5

5

:

2 6

2 ,..

11 I,...... 9 2

3

2' 1 3 11......

1 51 I ::.... 3

J 1. 2~~!1$ ~~~:~gl ::::::::::::'$2.10 $ ~~g:~g '$ ~Jg 1$ ~~~::gl$ :g:gg $ g:gg . 2::1 1~~:~g ~ ~:~~ :::::::: ~~~:~g 1~:~g 1~k~g ~~:~~ ~:~~ . 641 134.40 .,.......... 134.40 2.10 132.30 20.00 2.00

~c::: .. 2:::::: :::::: :::::: :::::: 00

2] 1 1

;l:Balance Due 162.00.

5\

1 1

2

\ 1

. . .

104 218.40 931 195.30 35 73.50 50 105.001 1,0111$ 2,123.101$ I I

§Balance Due $149.10.

218.40 4.20. 216.20 20.00 2.00 195.30 4.20 191.10 20.00 2.00 73.501 2.101 71.401 . 105.001 2.101 102.9111 20.00 2.00 4.201$2.10 $ 2,125.201$ 50.401$ 2,076.80\$ 150.00/$ 11.00 "".,..

I

"Balance Due $264.60.

,

*Credit $2.00.

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i~Jr t!t i iJil$: j~\f; $~:j_~ r F4~:':i~f':~~ft-·~:~:·~,; ··.~-':':I·ll-;;;~ :J~I: :~il iiHil:: : : : iiHi-HI ;iHi.:~.~~;~ : : .~ ~ ~~i:~iJ~fI.~(~':L~;x.!!!. !I:::.. ::t~) =:~ I :=:=.1;;:

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TOTAL.........................

11

81

91

51

11 221

31

91 251·· .1....--1......

8381$ 1.159.801 ..·

1

$ 1,159.801$ 46.201$ 1.113.601$

10.001$

1.00

252.001$ 20.00 $ 98.101.···..· ·· 112.20 20.00 3GO.30 88.20 10.00

2-..00 . 2.0;0 . 1.00

FORTY·SECOND DISTRICT-M. D. GWINN, D. D. G. M. Stockton, 283...................... 2 .Terusalem, 315 ,... Clintonville, 482................. 2 Washington, 87.................. Garrett, 359........................ 1

~~!~f~: ~~t::::::::::::::::::::: ~

211\

11 2 1 11...... 2 1 1...... 1 3 1 41...... 31 5!...... 1/11 / 21......

i :::::: ::::::

Lockwood, 521..................... 1 61 91 TOTAL.........................

11

Osage, 303........................... Sheldon, 371.......................

31 31

21

~1

31 3 1 2 2

8...... 1 2

/11_

1

,...... 1 ,......

;\':::::: J 13~ :::::: :::::J::::: 1......

1 ·· 51 111

1

51 151 361

1

II......

120 $ 46 83 145 44

~~I

252.00 96.60 $ 114.30 304.50 92.40

~it~~

$

2.10 $2.10 6.30

lit~~

:::::::::::: ::::::::

45 94.50 :)9/;1$ 1.251.601$

252.00/ 98.10 172;20' 310.80 92.40

1$ 1 10.50 4.20

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t

1~~:~~

94.50 94.50 8.401$2.10 $ 1.257.901$ 23.101$ 1,112.701$

~~:~~

~:~~

60.001$

. 6.00

30.00 $ 30.00

3.00 .

FORTY·THIRD DISTRICT-D. V. MORRIS, D. D. G. M.

iH~e:r~mio,:n~,:~ 18·:7:.~.·9~o.9 ~.:

31 11

21 11

61

-1-.....

/

, 31

11 61 10 1 31 4......

·

2581$ 82

·.:-:tlr:!lt)IJll.:.:.-.:.~ -.:I 2~i91 .: .:·.' ~. ~ ~ ~':.I~i-9.~- !.: _.:-.• 1.•.:•-.: ':. 1

.. ...:..:.:...-..;.:..•.:...:•.-.•.

:Balance Due $90.30.

:.:.:'.1

16 14 12

931

1

1

.•

..

Lamar, 292.......................... 7 7 5 1...... 31 2 3 Signal, 304.......................... 1 1 1 8\ 4 \ 1 Golden, 475......................... 2 3 3\ 2 3 1 Milford. 516........................ 1\ 1 1 1 21...... 1 TOTAL......................... 201 191 191 111 141 811 61 111 tBalance Due $62.10.

'1

1 _ \ 1

1..... 1

1

1

541.80 172.20

,

$

541.80 172.20 $

$ 6.30

541.80 $ 165.90

lil~il$:~:;;:: llHl ,i;i ,!Hr:~Hi m

;2 I 151.20 151.201 60.90 :................ . . 7 110 231.00 231.00\ 6.30 224.10 70.00 7.00 44 92.40 12.60 105.00 8.40 96.60 10.00 1.00 134.40 10.00 1.00 61 128.10 6.30\........ 134.40 40 84.00 84.00 4.20 79.80 10.00 1.00 8931$ 1.815.301$ 25.201 $ 1,900.501$170.101$ 1,640.101$ 200.001$ 17.00

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NAME AND NUMBER OF LODGE

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~:~~~~f:" iiL::::::::::::·.·.::::: ~lll~llil i .... ~I . . ~I ~I ~I i~ ~I:1...... : : I I .... ~ i~~II$ ~i~:~& ~. ~~:~~I

Joplin. 335........................... Fellowship, 345.................. Jasper, 398.......................... Carterville, 401..................

13 14 12 8 6123...... 9 18 9/ 8/10 2 2 15 5 16 24 2 2 241""'2.11""'1' ·····1· 3 166 3

i

~~~~a~it;~\li~~~~:~~~~:~~~~~~ ~1 ~1 ~1 '.'..".3.'. :::::1: Carl Junction, 549............ 31

31

:51

,1

6 1

'.'.".':

~1 4~

:::1

1 ..

1 1 :.:.:.:.:.:. 194 1 3......

'1

566 684 12 128

1,188.60 1,436.40 151.20 268.80

3~~14

g~~:~~ ~ . . ~:~~I$ t gi::5~ ~~:~~I$ i:g~

:::::::: $ __ 1,201.20 _.._ 1,440.60 --151.20 2.10 210.90

12.60 4.20

~~~:~~I ::::::::::::1 :::::::: 155.40 14.101""'_"

$

48.30 31.50 2.10 2.10

1,152.90 1,409.10 149.10 268.80

120.00 90.00 20.00 30.00

12.00 9.00 2.00 3.00

~i~~ggll 10.50 g~:g : 159.60 19;~:gl'·······30:001·····iOO 10.00 1.00

110.10

Criterion, 586..................... 51 5\ 51 1 · 4 1 50. 105.00 105.00 8.40 96.60 50.00 5.00 2;-1.'-:-"=-i La Russell, 592................. ---;-:1::-;-1-::;-:27-':::'7 •• 1--::-2::-;-1-,"'::-:"'-:-'.--:: ...-::..i-c:-=+=-:::-:-i----::-;-.-_.';-'' 7' --::' 1-=--::-:-:30~__:_c:-:6...".3--::.0...".0"'-=-:::-4:..:..2-:-0:+-'-··....:.···_··_·1 ..,........,:-:-6'-::1_.2:-:0-:-:-: .....". ...--::.......:. ..-:': .. '-:--:--6:....1....:..2:....0+:-.....,...:1...:..0--'.0...:..0:-:---:-1:..:..0-:----:-0 TOTAL......................... 481 501 541 191 241 61! 111 4111391 21. 1 10 23621$ 4.960.201$ 50.401 $ 5,010.601$128.101$ 4,682.201$ 460.001$ 46.00

FORTy.,FIFTH DISTRICT-JEWELL E. WINDLE, D. D. G. M. 1

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United, 5............................. O'Sulllvan, 1 Ash Grove, 100................. Solomon, 271......................

61 101 101 131 101 291 1 1 1 \ 1 21 31 2 2 38 11 9/ 4 4 4 1 9 31

Republic, 510......................

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1 11 1 1.. ···-,· ··

2

1......

1

.

11

2

1

1

g=~~~f ~~~·T~·~pi~:·422::::: ~I ~ ~ ~ ··..5 "17 ~ 1~ "25 ::::::1....11:::::: 1

~~l;!~'~t~~~:::::~:::::::::::::::::

1

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1

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Doric, 300............................ 3 3 1...... 1 61 11 1 tBalance Due $0.30. :Balance Due $200.00. ·Credit $2.10.

.

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8281$ 1,138.80 $ 21.001 82 112.20 1991 411.90 2.10 60111'214.10 18.90 11.10 31 869 1,824.90 10.50 14.10 92 193.20 411 86.10\............ 641 134.40 4.20 1091 228.901 2.10 39 81.90 4.20

I

$ 1,159.801$ 112.201 420.00\ 1,293.60 11.10 1,835.40 201.90 86.10 138.60 231.00 86.10

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60.00 $ .. 30.00 40.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 .

6.00 3.00 4.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00


Mount Olive,. 439.. _ :ea~~~';~~~.' :7579 ~..~

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9

36 82 72

1

60 75. 172.20 151.20

1

2.

10

1........

77.70! 172.20 151.20

2.10~

14.70 4.20

75.60 1 157.501 147.001

j

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30.00

FORTY-SIXTH DISTRICT-CARL A. SWENSON, D. D. G. M. Ava, 26................................. Pilot Knob, 182 Mt. Ararat, 382.................

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Hoonlain OroYO, 158.......

1......

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70 66 176 51 74 28 631

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FIFTY-FIRST DISTRICT-G. C. BISHOP, D. D. G. M. Kennett, 68......................... Four Mile, 212................... Hornersville, 215................ Cardwell, 231...................... Malden, 406........................ Senath. 513......................... Portageville, 166................

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9/ 39/ 52/18/111 921

tBalance Due $73.50.

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FIFTY·SECOND DISTRICT-K. C. JOHNSON, D. D. G. M.

NAME AND NUMBER

OF LODGE

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434.70\$ 182.70 60.90 184.80 58.80 15.60

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FIFTY-FIFTH DISTRICT-W. M. MARBUT, D. D. G. M. Monett, 129.........................

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682.50 $ 48.30 $ 128.10 2.10 14.20 63.00 2.10 350.10

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FIFTY·SEVENTH DISTRICT-WM. P. MASON, D. D. G. M. 1 l 1 1 11 11 11 5/······j······l ...... 110 $ 231.001 $ 231.00 $ 2.10/$ 5 31 32 3 4 6 262 550.20 $ 6.30 556.50 61.20 51. 1 76\ 81 111...... 789 1,656.90 1,656.90 159.60 1...... 1 / [ 2 135 283.50/............ 283.50 2.10\ 1 1 1 1 3 1'...... 48 100.80 2.101 102.90 3 1 41 3 8 7 3051 640.50 ,........ 640.50 8.40 1 5 2\ 31 51.·.... 1 157 329.70 329.70 10.50 7 111 3 4 2 1 1 410 861.00 861.001 23.101 335 1 1 11 51 21 4 51······1······1 1 703.50 ,........ 703.50110.50 1 63 5 6 1 598 1,255.80 4.20 1,260.00 132.30 , 1 \...... 60 126.00 .. 126.00 3 /17 1 2 4...... 1 1881 394.80 394.80 35.70 7/...... 30 51 6 6/ 1...... 359 753.901............ 753.901 63.00 4 1 2 1 2 126 264.60 264.60 1 591 631 661 381 81~451 341 50! 451 1 1 9 3.8821$ 8,152.20!$ 12.601 $ 8.164.801$514.50\$

Bonhomme. 45 ,1 ) Bridgeton. 80...................... 3 3 3 Webster Groves, 84........... 7\ 7 5 Fenton, 281......................... 2 2 2 Meramec. 313...................... 3/ 3 3 Kirkwood, 484.................... 3 5 9 Ferguson, 542..................... 1 5 5 Maplewood, 566.................. 4 6 5 Clayton, 601........................ 12 10 9 WellstQn, 613....................... 1 7 8 Valley Park. 629.............. 1 1 1 Jennings, 640...................... University, 649................... 5 5 5 Gardenville. 655................. 11 9 11 TOTAL.

tBalance Due $101.70.

·Credit $2.10.

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228.9011 1 489.30 $ 40.00 $ 1,491.30 60.00 281.40 20.00 102.90 30.00 632.10 40.00 319.20 . 837.90\ 40.00 693.00 120.00 1,127.10 70.00 126.001 10.00 • 361.20 .. 690.90 40.00 264.60 120.00 7.652.401$ 590.001$

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FIFTY-EIGHTH DISTRICT-E. F. STARLING, D. D. G. M. Glensted, 250................•.._ Versailles, 320.................... Barnett, 591..................•..... Olean, 134........................... Ionia, 381............................ TOTAL.........................

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98.70 $ 2.10 $ 96.60 ..........•.....1 . 233.10 12.10 221.00 ..•....•..•.•...•.•_•...•.. 102.90 6.30 96.60 . 121.80 4.20 117.60 ..................•......... 550.20 29.40 520.80 $ 60.00 $ 6.00 10 $ 1,106. l$ 54. 10 1$ 1,052. 60 1$ 60.001$ 6.00 $

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FIFTY-NINTH DISTRICT-N. D. JAC'KSON, D. D. G. M. Independence, 76.......•...••._ 41 Summit, 263........................ McDonald, 324.................... 31 Blue Springs, 337.............. 3 Raytown, 391...................... 4 Christian, 392..................... 3 Buckner, 501 _ , Marlborough, 569............... 13 Mt. Washington, 614........ 3 Grandview, 618.................. 41 Grain Valley, 644............. 11

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1932 PRESIDENT'S LETTER To the Most TtVorshipful Grand Lodge, Free alld Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri:

Brethren: Pursuant to the Constitution and By-laws of the Masonic Home of Missouri, I herewith submit as President of its Board of Directors, the Forty-seventh Annual Report and request your careful consideration. For years past, the form has been prescribed by custom, but in the interest of economy and to avoid duplication, we are changing the form of this report. At the Annual Session of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Missouri, held on September 29 and 30, 1931, in st. Louis, Missouri, the following brethren were elected directors for a term of three years: Ray V. Denslow Byrne E. Bigger William S. Campben Frank H. Wielandy Orestes Mitchell

Trenton, Hannibal, St. Louis, St. Louis, St. Joseph,

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At the Board Meeting held in st. Louis, September 30, 1931, following officers were elected: W. W. Martin, President.. St. Louis, Kansas City, R. R. Kreeger, Vice-President W. S. Campbell, Treasurer St. Louis, C. L. Alexander, Secretary St. Louis, Dr. Solon Cameron, Home Physician St. Louis, .'St. Louis, Mrs. Wilmoth Waller, Matron of Children Mrs. Luella MoCue, Matron of Old Folks St. Louis,

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The standing committees for the past year have been as follows: Trustees of the Endowment Fund-W. W. Martin, R. R. Kreeger, W. S. Campbell.


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Executive Committee-R. R. Kreeger, Chairman; A. A. Johnson, T. W. Cotton, J. S. McIntyre, W. S. Campbell, T. H. Reynolds and F. H. Wielandy. Finance Committee-T. W.Cotton, Chairman; Orestes Mitchell, Ray V. Denslow. House Committee-W. S. Camp,bell, Chairman; J. S. McIntyre, Frank H. Wielandy. Legal Committee-A. A. Johnson, Chairman; J. S. McIntyre, Orestes Mitchell, W. S. Campbell, Byrne E. Bigger and T. H. Reynolds. Administration Committee-Orestes Mitchell, Chairman; F. H. Wielandy, J. R. McLachlan and Byrne E. Bigger. Hospital Committee-To W. Cotton, Chairman; W. A. Clark. Vice~Chairman;

Medical Staff: Dr. Louis H. Behrens Dr. W. A. Bliss Dr. Solon Cameron Dr. W. A. Clark

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