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GRAND LODGE Ancient, Free and Accepted

Masons of the State of Missouri • Official Proceedings One Hundred Thirty-Sixth Annual Communication • SAINT LOUIS

Sept. 24, 25, and 26, A.D. 1957, A.L. 5957


BIOGRAPHICAL HAROLD MITCHELL JAYNE Grand Master 1956-57

Our outgoing Grand Master traces his genealogy to one William Jayne who was born at Bristol, England, January 25, 1618, just two years before the Mayflower came to America; this ancestor died March 24, 1714, lacking four years being a centenarian. The family is said to have been of French origin, spelling the name D'Jayne. Tradition tells us they came from France to England' and joined a Dutch colony which established itself on Long Island, New York. The Jayne family have been residents of Missouri fo-r more than a century, Grandfather Jayne having come to Scotland County from Kentucky in the early 1850's. Here Augustus Sears Jayne was married to Miss Penelope Redd, daughter of Judge Redd, then a circuit judge in Northeastern Missouri, and to them was born a son, Harold Mitchell Jayne, September I, 1896, while the family were residents of Monroe City, Missouri. It was in Monroe City, his birthplace, that Grand Master Jayne began his education, graduating from the Monroe City High School in 1914. Anxious to become engaged in some active business, he desired experience and thereupon accepted appointment in the local post office as a clerk and carrier. Advancement in such work was none too rapid and he went to Hannibal, where he accepted employment with the Hannibal Construction Company; this gave him other contacts and we find him employed by the Burlington Railroad; taking advantage of this type of work, he began the study of law, devoting his evenings to study. Then, in 1925, he was admitted to the bar, moving in that same year to Memphis, Missouri, where he became a fullfledged attorney-at-law. For fifteen years he was a practicirig attorney in Memphis, acquiring quite a reputation for his handling of legal cases involving consultation and good judgment. But here occurred an event which changed the whole tenor of his work; it was the death of the cashier of the Bank of Scotland County, and the illness of an uncle, who was also connected with the bank, re;;ulting in his entering the banking profession and becoming cashier of the bank. He remained in that position until May, 1945, when he was called to become executive vice-president of the Trenton National Bank, Trenton, Missouri, one of the largest and most substantial banks in Northwest Missouri. However, love for his old home town, in which he had acquired an outstanding reputation, caused him to resign and return to Memphis as cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Memphis. And we should not overlook the one year our past grand master spent in teaching school in Marion County; this no doubt caused him to take a particular interest in the work of the public school; he was, therefore, qualified when elected a member of the school board at Trenton, during his residence there. Likewise he has been active in civic affairs, serving on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, the Lion's Club, Boy Scout organizations, and similar


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cultural groups in whatever town or city he was resident. He was a member of the executive board of the Pony Express Council of the Boy Scouts, which has its headquarters in St. Joseph. And, of course, continues his membership in the Bar and Banker's Associations, and values his membership in the Missouri State Historical Society. A fortunate event in his life was his marriage, June 9, 1915, to the very charming and capable Marian Ryan, daughter of Elmer and Ruth (Shulse) Ryan, of Monroe City. To them, March 11, 1929, was born a son, Harold Mitchell Jayne, Jr., now married and living in the East, where he is employed as electronic engineer in special services of the executive branch of the government. He finds outlet for his religious aspirations in the Christian Church, of which he is a valued m.ember, at times filling the pulpit in the absence of the regular pastor; as a Sunday School teacher he always commands a large attendance. He once told us his hobbies were "hunting ~nd fishing," but we have never seen any specimens of his accomplishments along that line, leading us to believe that these were the hopes and aspirations of his youthful life. But it is in Freemasonry that he has found the great outlet for his knowledge and ability; distinguished for his ritualistic ability and his practical approach to the problems of Freemasonry, he has proved to be a great leader at a time when such services are most needed. His success as the head of the great body of Capitular Freemasons, known as the Royal Arch, undoubtedly called attention to his leadership and resulted in his appointment to line in the Grand Lodge. We once wrote the following tribute-which we still think apropos at the present time: 'Ve have had the rare fortune to have had a close relationship with Companion Harold Mitchell Jayne over a long period of years; we have traveled with him throughout Missouri in many of his visitations, arid to many of the neighboring jurisdictions. He has ever proved himself a fine friend, a true Freemason, a good citizen, and a conservative business executive. When he was installed Grand High Priest, some fifty or more of his friends from Memphis, his former home, traveled over 200 miles to see him installed-a fine tribute to a former townsman (he was not, at that time, a resident of Memphis). He is a student of the Holy Bible and a seeker after Masonic truth. In his daily life he exemplifies the virtue of the true Christian. It is our opinion that he will rise higher in Masonic ranks, and will continue to retain the love and respect of all those with whom he comes in contact.

The words which we expressed at that time have come true, and we have no reason, in this year 1957, to change our opinion. May he live long to enjoy the fruits of his labors. MASONIC RECORD

Symbolic Freemasonry: Monroe Lodge No. 64, A. F. &- A. M. Master Mason, June 30, 1920 Master, 1924, 1925 Memphis Lodge No. 16, A. F. &- A. M. Affiliated, September 26, 1927


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Grand Lodge 0/ Missouri, A. F. ~ A. M.: District Deputy Grand Master, 1st Masonic District, 1928-45 District Deputy Grand Lecturer, 1st Masonic District, 1928-45 Grand Junior Steward, 1949-50 Grand Master, 1956-57 Missouri Lodge 0/ Research Charter Member Junior Steward, 1949-50 Master, 1953 Capitular Freemasonry: Eastern Star Chapter No. 29, R. A. M. Royal Arch Mason, June 8, 1934 High Priest, 1941 Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons 0/ Missouri: Grand High Priest, 1949-50 Order of High Priesthood of Missouri: Anointed, April 22, 1941 President of Convention, 1948-49 Cryptic Freemasonry: Kirksville Council No. 44, R. & S. Masters Royal and Select Master, May 27, 1936 Super Excellent Master, June 3, 1936 Master, 1940 • Grand Council R. & S. Masters of Missouri: Chairman, Committee on Credentials, Reports of Councils, Mileage and Per Diem Order of Silver Trowel: Charter Member, Missouri Order Chivalric Freemasonry: Memphis Commandery No. 41, Knights Templar Order of Red Cross, October 22, 1934 Order of Malta and Temple, November 16, 1934 Commander, 1941 Red Cross of Constantine, St. Chrysostom No. 36, Columbia, Mo, Installed, 1943 Sovereign, 1957 Scottish Rite: 32° Missouri Consistory No.1, St. Louis, Mo. Shrine: Moila Temple, A.A.O.MS., St. Joseph, Mo. Miscellaneous: Allied Masonic Degrees; Kilwinning Council No. 17 Membership January 13, 1948 Knights York Cross of Honour: Elected in Nebraska Priory Transferred to Missouri Priory No. 17 Honorary Memberships: Trenton Chapter No. 66, R. A. M. Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Arkansas Grand Council R. & S. Masters of Arkansas

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GRAND LODGE Ancient, Free and Accepted

Masons of the State of Missouri, •

Official Proceedings One Hundred Thirty-Sixth Annual Communication • Sept. 24, 25, and 26, A.D. 1957, A.L. 5957


OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 1957路1958 FRANK P. BRIGGS

M. W. Grand Master Macon

R. W. Deputy Grand Master Civil Courts Bldg., St. Louis HAROLD O. GRAUEL R. W. Senior Grand Warden State College, Cape Girardeau BRUCE H. HUNT R. W. Junior Grand Warden Box No. 88, Kirksville ........................... R. W. Grand Treasurer W. H. UTZ, JR..... Tootle Bldg., St. Joseph HAROLD L. READER R. W. Grand Secretary 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 8 FREELON K. HADLEY R. W. Grand Lecturer 3412 Duncan St., St. Joseph ROBERT H. MANN R. W. Senior Grand Deacon 101 W. lith St., Kansas City J, RENICK JONES. " R. W. Junior Grand Deacon 724 N. Main St., Independence R. JASPER SMITH. " R. W. Senior Grand Steward 1320 E. Walnut St., Springfield 4 MARTIN B. DICKINSON..... . R. W. Junior Grand Steward 1002 Walnut St., Kansas City ARTHUR U. GOODMAN, JR............... .R. W. Senior Grand Marshal Kennett GEORGE F. MORRISON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . R. W. Junior Grand Marshal 1250 Macklind Ave., St. Louis 10 A. BASEY VANLANDINGHAM R. W. Grand Sword Bearer R.R. No.3, Columbia RUSSELL E. MURRAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. R. W. Grand Pursuivant 1717 June Dr., St. Louis 15 SAMUEL THURMAN R. W. Grand Chaplain 225 S. Skinker Blvd., St. Louis ARNO FRANKE . .R. W. Grand Chaplain 33 S. Ellis St., Cape Girardeau HERBERT E. DUNCAN R. W. Grand Chaplain 439 W. 58th St., Kansas City 13 IRA T. GRAGG. .R. W. Grand Chaplain 4015 Fair Ave., St. Louis 15 EARL C. GRIFFITH. R. W. Grand Chaplain Shelbina JAMES T. BLAIR, JR.. . , R. W. Grand Orator Jefferson City CHARLES GREEN R. W. Grand Tiler Macon ROBERT L. ARONSON

The 137th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge will be held in St. Louis, beginning Tuesday, September 30, 1958.


Special Communication A Special Communication of the Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M. of Missouri was opened in the Masonic Temple at Independence, Mo., on Saturday morning, July 6, 1957, at 9:00 a.m., with the following Grand Officers in their Stations: Harold M. Jayne, M. W. Grand Master. Frank P. Briggs, R. W. Deputy Grand Master. Robert L. Aronson, R. W. Senior Grand Warden. Harold O. Grauel, R. W. Junior Grand Warden. W. H. Utz, Jr., R. W. Grand Treasurer. Harold L. Reader, R. W. Grand Secretary. Freelon K. Hadley, R. W. Grand Lecturer. Bruce H. Hunt, R. W. Senior Grand Deacon. Robert H. Mann, R. W. Junior Grand Deacon. J. Renick Jones, R. W. Senior Grand Steward. Martin B. Dickinson, R. W. Senior Grand Marshal. Arthur U. Goodman, Jr., R. W. Junior Grand Marshal. George F. Morrison, R. W. Grand Sword Bearer. A. Basey Vanlandingham, R. W. Grand Pursuivant. Herbert E. Duncan, R. W. Grand Chaplain.

The Grand Master announced that this Special Communication had' been called for the purpose of laying the cornerstone of the new Harry S. Truman Library Building. R. W. Brother George C. Marquis introduced the Mayor of Independence, Brother The Hon. Robert P. Weatherford, Jr., who presented to the Grand Master a Gold Key to the City of Independence. The Senior Grand Marshal gave instructions relative to the parade and expressed the regrets of R. W. Brother R. Jasper Smith, R. W. Junior Grand Steward, at his inability to be present owing to the fact that he was obliged to attend another meeting. The Grand Lodge was then placed under the direction of the Senior Grand Marshal, R. W. Brother Martin B. Dickinson, assisted by R. W. Brother George C. Marquis and R. W. Brother Arthur U. Goodman, Jr. The lines were formed, and with a large escort of Knights Templar and the American Legion and William Chrisman High School Bands, marched to the Library. In the parade M. W. Brother Ray V. Denslow carried the Book of Consti路 tutions, and the Worshipful Master of Grandview Lodge No. 618, Brother Truman's Lodge, assisted by the Stewards, carried the Holy Bible, Square and Compasses. Former President Harry S. Truman, P. G. M., and Chief Justice Earl Warren, P. 'G. M., with other Past Grand Masters and over one hundred Master Masons, were in the parade.


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At the Library the cornerstone was laid with the solemn ceremony of the Masonic Fraternity, with appropriate music by the Shrine Chanters. Following the ceremony at the Library the Grand Lodge returned to the Masonic Temple where the Special Communication was closed. • HAROLD L. READER, Grand Secretary.


One Hundred Thirty-Sixth Annual Communication The one hundred thirty-sixth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 3637 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, September 24, 1957. PRESENT Harold M. Jayne, M. W. Grand Master. Frank P. Briggs, R. W. Deputy Grand Master. Robert L. Aronson, R. W. Senior Grand Warden. Harold O. Grauel, R. W. Junior Grand Warden. W. H. Utz, Jr., R. W. Grand Treasurer. Harold L. Reader, R. W. Grand Secretary. Freelon K. Hadley, R. W.Grand Lecturer. Bruce H. Hunt, R. W. Senior Grand Deacon. Robert H. Mann, R. W. Junior Grand Deacon. J. Renick Jones, R. W. Senior Grand Steward. R. Jasper Smith, R. W. Junior Grand Steward. Martin B. Dickinson, R. W. Senior Grand Marshal. Arthur U. Goodman, Jr., R. W. Junior Grand Marshal. George F. Morrison, R. W. Grand Sword Bearer. A. Basey Vanlandingham, R. W. Grand Pursuivant. Samuel Thurman, R. W. Grand Chaplain. Herbert E. Duncan, R. W. Grand Chaplain. Arno Franke, R. W. Grand Chaplain. Rufus Hayden, R. W. Grand Tiler.

At 10:00 a.m., Most Worshipful Grand Master Harold M. Jayne opened the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri in Ample Form, assisted by the Grand Officers and supported by a large attendance of Representatives. The brethren united in singing one verse of "America," after which Grand Chaplain Thurman offered the invocation. CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE-INTERIM REPORT

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A~ F. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Credentials begs to report that a constitutional number of subordinate lodges are represented. FRED H. KNIGHT, Chairman. MESSAGES

Messages of greeting were received from M. W. Brother Harry S. Truman, M. W. Brother Henry C. Chiles, and the Grand Lodge of Israel.

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APPROVAL OF 1956 PROCEEDINGS

On motion duly made, seconded and carried the published 1956 Proceedings were approved. INTRODUCTIONS-DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS

R. W. Brother George F. Morrison introduced the District Deputy Grand Masters present. INTRODUCTIONS-DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

R. W. Brother A. Basey Vanlandingham introduced the District Deputy Grand Lecturers present. INTRODUCTIONS-PAST GRAND MASTERS

R. W. Brother Arthur U. Goodman, Jr., introduced the Past Grand Masters present. INTRODUCTIONS-DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

R. W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt introduced: M. W. Brother Milton T. Sonntag, Grand Master of Illinois. M. W. Brother Richard L. Becker, Grand Master of Kansas. M. W. Brother Dwight L. Smith, P.G.M., Grand Secretary of Indiana. M. W. Brother Richard C. Davenport, P.G.M., Grand Secretary of Illinois. R. W. Brother Ralph E. Whipple, Deputy Grand Secretary of Iowa. Brother Frank S. Land, Founder and Secretary-General of DeMolay. R. W. Brother William B. Massey, S.G.I.G., Scottish Rite in Missouri. M. E. Companion D. Thomas Moffitt, Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter, R.A.M. in Missouri. M. I. Companion Walter J. Bublitz, Grand Master, Grand Council, R. and S. Masters in Missouri. R. E. Sir Arthur Raymond, Grand Commander, K.T., in Missouri.


Address of the Grand Master To\ the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge} A. F. &- A. M.} of Missouri: Brethren: "Behold how swiftly the sands run," and again we find ourselves assembled in this, the 136th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. To all the members of the Grand Lodge I extend most cordial greetings and personally, and on your behalf, I extend to our visitors a most hearty welcome. While this Communication promises to be a very busy one, I sincerely hope that your stay with us will be a comfortable and pleasant one. We trust that what we accomplish here may be a lasting benefit to Freemasonry in Missouri. One year ago, in this place, I was installed as your Grand Master, with a prayer in my heart that I might bring, through the Lodges to the individual members, a new awareness that Freemasonry is a life to be lived and by our fairness and thoughtfulness of the needs of others and unselfish service to the less fortunate mark ourselves as Masons in the communities in which we live. In this confused and busy world in which we live, Freemasons need' again to kneel at our altar and learn anew that we each one have a personal responsibility to those around us that cannot be discharged merely by a cash donation to organized charity. There are so many things we can do with our hands to make life more liveable for the less fortunate, but there is far more we can do with our heart to relieve a far deeper pain of loneliness and dispair in the hearts of the many old people that are scattered in every city, hamlet and village in our State. Masons are chosen as the best men of every community and in this rushing world in which we live, when men are tremendously busy and are discarding those things that become obsolete and useless, you can hardly expect to maintain their interest and attendance in an organization that does not accomplish something worth while in the community. Masons, as busy as they are, down in their hearts want to do something worth while which they can be proud of and if the lodge does not furnish the program where they can work they find some other place in organized charity where they can serve. I have asked each lodge to set up some kind of a program to use the talents of their members in worth-while charity and service in their co~mu足 nity, find something for their members to do and accomplish something they can be proud of and the community will be proud that they have a Masonic Lodge in it. How well I have succeeded only time and the effort of the individual members will tell. However I. am happy to report that some of the seed fell on good ground and that many of the lodges have set up a program to fit the need of their communities and are most happy with the results of their efforts. . I sincerely hope that this important part of our Masonic work be stressed in the years to come until every lodge has a well organized program for Masonic service in its community and reports every year with the annual return of the lodge its service in its community. I

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NECROLOGY We are deeply grateful to our Supreme Grand Master that death has spared the officers of this Grand Lodge during the year. But our hearts are always saddened that so many of our distinguished and beloved brethren answer the summons from this imperfect to that all perfect, glorious and celestial lodge above. Our beloved senior Past Grand Master, M. W. Brother Bert S. Lee passed away at Springfield, Missouri. M. W. Brother Lee received many Masonic honors and titles in his long and active Masonic life and for many years was a member of the Board of the George Washington Masonic Memorial at Alexandria, Virginia and served this Grand Lodge as its. Grand Master in 1922 and 1923. Our beloved Past Grand Master and Grand Lecturer Emeritus M. W. Brother Anthony' F. Ittner passed away after many years of illness. M. W. Brother Ittner served as Grand Master of this Grand Lodge in 1927 and 1928 and for many years as its Grand Lecturer until his retirement. R. W. Brother A. Roscoe White, District Deputy Grand Master of the 58th District passed away at Eldon, Missouri. R. W. Brother Drury A. Wake, District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 50th District was killed in a traffic accident. Our beloved Senior Chaplain, Emmett L. Robison, passed away III the Hospital at St. Joseph, Missouri, after a long illness. R. W. Brother Robison served this Grand Lodge as Chaplain since his appointment September, 1927, and his opening prayer became a tradition at each Grand Lodge Communication. Also a large number of Distinguished Brethren, representing many路 lodges in our jurisdiction have answered the final summons. A proper tribute will be made by our committtee on necrology. OFFICERS' CONFERENCES Two conferences of Grand Lodge Officers were held during the year. The first conference was held October 28, 1956 at .Jefferson City, with twelve officers present, at which the general business and affairs of the Grand Lodge were discussed. The second conference was held July 28, 1957 at Columbia, Missouri, at which thirteen officers were present, together with members of the Revision Committee and the Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee. The entire day was spent in going over the proposed revision of the by-laws with the Revision Committee. This study was made in detail, section by section, and some changes were suggested to the Revision Committee. It was the unanimous opinion of the group that the revision was well set up and, with the plan for keepi,ng it up to date, will make a modern and most convenient set of by-laws and one which the lodges will be able to keep up to date and use. DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS AND DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS A conference of the District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers was held at Jefferson City October 29, 1956 with an excellent


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representation of both groups present. R. W. Brother Freelon K. Hadley, Grand Lecturer and several Grand Lodge officers attended. A joint conference of both groups was held in the morning with separate conferences in the afternoon with R. W. Brother Hadley in charge of the Lecturers. This conference proved of great value in my visitations over the State and I found in many instances the suggestions I had made and the work outlined had already been organized and started by the time of my visit. I wish to now thank each one of my District Deputies for the many Courtesies extended me on my visit to their Districts and the loyal support and service they have rendered in their Districts. 1 cannot pass this opportunity to thank each District Deputy Grand Lecturer for the many courtesies they extended me and the wonderful reception I received on my visit to each District. Our group of District Deputy Grand Lecturers are a devoted, untiring group of Masonic workers and have been doing a magnificent job in teaching o~r ritual. DECISIONS Innumerable questions have cople to me during the year, on almost every subject, in regard to lodge work and administration. Most all of them were covered by our by-laws or some prior decision of the Grand Master, some on subjects left to the discretion of the local lodge and not proper subject for Grand Lodge interference and some seeking advise on the advisability of given course of action. I have tried to answer all of them to the best of my ability. This great quantity of questions, covering so wide a field, demonstrates that our present by-laws are not understood by our lodges and that they cannot keep them up to date in their present form and cannot be used by them to find the solution to the many questions that come up from time to time. There was only one question which seemed to me to be new on which a decision was asked. Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, situated in the 33rd Masonic District, desired to purchase a lot and build a temple in the 57th Masonic District and the question was to which district it would belong. All Jodges in the 33rd and 57th Masonic Districts have concurrent jurisdiction in both districts. When a lodge moves from the territorial jurisdiction of one District and into the territory formerly held by lodges in another Masonic District, either individually or concurrently with others, it ceases to be a member of the abandoned District and becomes a member of the District into whose jurisdiction it has moved. REVISION COMMITTEE REPORT The Revision Committee, appointed by Most Worshipful Brother Craig, was not ready to report at the last Communication of the Grand Lodge and was, by me, continued until this communication. This committee, composed of distinguished Freemasons and attorneys, has labored long and diligently to bring our by-laws up to date with a modern numbering system and with a proper grouping of sections so that


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an intelligible index can be made and with proper and convenient method so that each copy can be kept up to date by one convenient pocket part. The proposed revision was printed and distributed to all the lodges and you should all be familiar with its details. Any revision of by-laws cannot be made to exactly please every individual, in every respect. Your Grand Lodge Officers, in conference at Columbia, made a detailed study of this revision, with the Revision Committee and the Chairman of the Jurisprudence committee. While the experience of the next few years may indicate some changes are advisable, it was the opinion of your Grand Lodge Officers that it is a big improve'ment in arrangement and numbering and can be kept up to date and more easily used by the lodges, and should be adopted by this Grand Lodge. GRAND MASTERS' CONFERENCE Your Grand Master in company with R. W. Brother Frank P. Briggs, Deputy Grand Master M. W. Brother Harold L. Reader, Grand Secretary, R. W. Brother Freelon K. Hadley, Grand Lecturer, R. W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt, Grand Senior Deacon, and M. W. Brother Ray V. Denslow, Past Grand Master, and several other distinguished Freemasons from Missouri, attended the Grand Masters' Conference, the Grand Secretaries' Conference and the George Washington National Masonic Memorial Association at Washington D. C., the week of Washington's Birthday in February 1957. Your Grand Master was given a place on the program to discuss the negative side of the question "Is Freemasonry Over-Extended and Should Efforts Be Made to Discourage Formation of Organizations Dependent Upon Masonic Membership." This conference proved to be most informative and the opportunity to associate with Grand Masters from all over the world gave a better understanding of the m,!gnitude and universality of Freemasonry and the opportunities for Masonic influence and service in a war worn and troubled world. j

GRAND MASTER'S BREAKFAST During the past several years, The Grand Master's Breakfast has been one of the outstanding events of the year, and this year was no exception. R. W. Brother Robert L. Aronson and his committee, in their usual good form, planned a most interesting event. As usual the breakfast was preceded by Divine Services at selected places in the city and the breakfast was attended by almost one thousand Master Masons. M. W. Brother Ray V. Denslow, Past Grand Master, was the speaker at the breakfast and his most informative address was the highlight of the morning. These breakfasts are not only a credit to the enthusiasm and zeal of the Freemasons of St. Louis, but are also a wonderful opportunity for the Grand Master to meet with a larger number of members than might otherwise be possible. I sincerely hope that they are continued and possibly that Freemasons in other cities may find opportunity for some such or similar meetings. MASONIC HOME The new building at the Home is nearing completion and路 I sincerely hope that each one of you will avail yourself of the opportunity to visit the Home and inspect this wonderful building. This wonderful and worthwhile Masonic charity is an outstanding in-


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stitution and one that every Master Mason can feel justly proud that he has a part in it. As time goes on it can have a greater and broader service to the craft. Each member should acquaint himself with its program and support its operation. A detailed report will be made later during this communication by the Home Board. MASONIC EDUCATION Our committee on Masonic Education is making a most valuable contribution to the work of our Grand Lodge in the publications they, from time to time, make available to the craft. I found The Freemason magazine widely read -and appreciated by the membership. I found only a few officers, whose secretary had not sent in their names and addresses, were not getting their copies. There are still a number of lodges that do not understand that the magazine will be sent free to any member who will send in a postal card or letter requesting it. The candidate booklets have been greatly appreciated and widely used by many lodges. The lodges using the booklets are appreciative of this fine and valuable service. I am sorry to report that too many lodge officers said they did not know of the booklets nor _that a supply had been sent to their secretary. Too often a secretary, advanced in years and uninterested himself in new material, allows such matter to accumulate dust in some unused cabinet without the thought to bring it to the attention of the lodge. CORNERSTONE CEREMONIES Many requests came during the year to lay cornerstones for various church and public buildings. I was able to attend a number and am deeply grateful to our Past Grand Masters and Grand Lodge Officers who so willingly took charge when I could not be present. A list of such dispensations will路 be found in the report of our Grand Secretary under dispensations granted. I was happy to be able to officiate at the following ceremonies: October 2, 1956 the cornerstone was laid for a new chapel at the Warrensburg State College at Warrensburg, Missouri. October 6, 1956 the cornerstone was laid for the new County Hospital at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. October 16, 1956 the cornerstone was laid for a new school building at Rich Hill, Missouri. October 25, 1956 the cornerstone for a new school building was laid at West Plains, Missouri. October 30, 1956 the cornerstone was laid for a new school building at Savannah, Missouri. November 20, 1956 the cornerstone was laid for the boys' dormitory at Hannibal-LaGrange College at Hannibal, Missouri. November 5, 1956 the cornerstone was laid for a new school building at Meadville, Missouri. July 6, 1957 the corner stone was laid for the Harry S. Truman Memorial Library at Independence, Missouri. CHANGE IN ADMINISTRATIVE AND RITUAL DISTRICTS At the request of the District Deputy Grand Master and the District Deputy Grand Lecturer and with the consent of the two lodges involved and with the approval of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden


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and the Junior Grand Warden, the boundaries between the 42nd and 43rd Masonic Districts were changed as follows: The Boundary of the 42nd Masonic District was changed to include ,Golden Lodge No. 475 located at Golden City within and a part of said district and to exclude Clintonville Lodge No. 482 located at Eldorado Springs from said district. The Boundary of the 43rd Masonic District was changed to include Clintonville Lodge No. 482 located at Eldorado Springs within and a part of said district and to exclude Golden Lodge No. 475 from said district. DISPENSATIONS Many requests came during the year for dispensations for almost every conceivable reason, some of which were to set aside the Grand Lodge by-laws and some to set aside the provisions of the local lodge by-laws. As the Grand Master has no power or authority to set aside any by-law either of the Grand Lodge or of the local lodge, such requests were denied. The list of Dispensations granted will be found ip the report of the Grand Secretary. HEALING Frederick James Smith-Carthage Lodge No. 197. Carthage Lodge No. 197, through the regular form, requested Idaho Lodge No. 1 of Boise, Idaho to confer the second and third degrees on Brother Smith, an Entered Apprentice and teach him the proficiency lectures. The Idaho Lodge conferred the Fellowcraft degree October 1, 1956 and the Master Mason Degree October 22, 1956 and so informed the lodge. There were not four full weeks between the degrees. I found there was no fault of the lodge or the Brother and declared him healed and a Master Mason in good standing of Carthage Lodge No. 197. Homer Lee Gregg, Thomas Jackson Archer, Jr., Walter Lue Mullinix-Belton Lodge No. 450 Belton Lodge No. 450 conferred the Entered Apprentice Degi'ee on the three candidates on September 25, 1956 during the regular communication of our Grand Lodge. After considerable correspondence and reminding the Worshipful Master of his duty to attend his Grand Lodge and the Secretary of his duty to see that the Worshipful Master was informed when Grand Lodge was in session, I found that the candidates were in no wise at fault and that the Lodge did not intend to evade or hinder anyone in the discharge of his Masonic duty, I therefore declared Brothers Homer Lee Gregg, Thomas Jackson Archer, Jr., and Walter Lue Mullinix and each of them healed and Entered Apprentices in good standing of Belton Lodge No. 450. David Thomas Harvey-Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Ferguson Lodge No. 542 regularly requested Point Lorna Lodge No. 620 at San Diego, California to coach and confer the Fellowcraft and Master Mason Degree upon Brother David Thomas Harvey, who had received, his Entered Apprentice degree in their lodge on June 18, 1954. Correspondence


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was had with the lodge and the brother and before the year expires the time for receiving the Fellowcraft degree was extended by his lodge. As the close of the extended time came the lodge notified the California lodge that his time was expiring and not to confer the degrees until he had petitioned for advancement. However, the California lodge did on September 4, 1956 confer the Master Mason degree upon the brother and so reported to the lodge. The brother was advised of the irregularity of his degrees and regularly petitioned the lodge for advancement and on November 16, 1957 the ballot on his petition was favorable by the lodge. I found that it certainly was no fault of Ferguson Lodge No. 542 who had done everything possible to keep the matter regular and no fault of the brother, who could not know our regulations, and the fault was in the California lodge who conferred the degrees after receiving the letter from Ferguson Lodge under date of July 9, 1956, that the degrees should not be conferred until the brother petitioned for advancement. I the~efore declared Brother David Thomas Harvey healed and a Master Mason in good standing of Ferguson Lodge No. 542. Victor Paul Manes-Linn Creek Lodge No. 152 Brother Manes received his Entered Apprentice degree in Linn Creek Lodge No. 152 August 13, 1953, and through regular form Pulaski Heights Lodge No. 673 of Little Rock, Arkansas, was requested to coach and examine the brother on the Entered Apprentice degree preparatory to his petition for advancement. The Arkansas Lodge lectured the Brother, conCerred the Fellowcraft degree and Master Mason degree and so reported to the Lodge. The brother was contacted and regularly petitioned for advancement which was received and acted upon favorably by the lodge. I found that Linn Creek Lodge was not in fault in any wise or the Brother involved and that it was an error on the Arkansas Lodge, I therefore declared Brother Victor Paul Manes healed and a member in good standing of Linn Creek Lodge No. 152. Calvin Joe Byrum-Shawnee Lodge No. 653 Calvin Joe Byrum received his Entered Apprentice degree in Shawnee Lodge No. 653 October 16, 1954 and was inducted into military service and sent to Germany. In regular form a lodge in Germany was requested to confer the FeIIowcraft and Master Mason degrees but Brother Byrum was transferred before the degrees could be conferred. No extension of time having been granted, the Brother returned and requested to finish his work at Shawnee Lodge. The Worshipful Master and Secretary stated, "There was considerable discussion among the membership and some of the older heads here advised that it was not necessary to repetition as it was their opinion that time spent in the armed forces need not be counted, so the Second Degree was conferred January 8, 1957." After receiving the copy of the Grand Lodge proceedings they realized their error and the brother immediately petitioned for advancement which was acted upon favorably by the Lodge February 26, 1957. Of course the Lodge was in Fault 'in listen"ing to "Older Heads" instead


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of using the Book of Constitutions and By-laws and is another instance which shows that our out-dated by-laws are too complex to be kept up-todate and used readily by the lodges but the Brother involved could not have knowledge of the error and was no way in fa'ult so I declared Brother Calvin Joe Byrum healed and a Fellowcraft in good standing of Shawnee Lodge No. 653. William Frank Cox-Temple Lodge No. 299 Brother William Frank Cox received his Entered Apprentice degree in Temple Lodge No. 299 and removed from its territory and after the year had passed at the request of Brother Cox, Temple Lodge through regular form, requested Leonard Wood Lodge No. 105 of the Philippines to lecture and pass Brother Cox on the proficience of the Entered Apprentice degree. The Lodge in the Philippines, mistaking their instructions, not only lectured Brother Cox but conferred the Fellowcraft degree on him and so advised the Lodge. Brother Cox petitioned for advancement and on April 2, 1957 his petition was favorably acted upon by his lodge. I found that Temple Lodge was not in fault and that Brother Cox could not have been in fault and that the error was made by the Lodge in the Philippines, I therefore declared Brother William Frank Cox healed and a Fellowcraft in good standing of Temple Lodge No. 29. INTER LODGE VISITS WITH OTHER JURISDICTIONS A number of requests have come for permission for lodges located in Missouri to go outside our jurisdiction to confer a degree according to Missouri ritual and also for lodges located outside our jurisdiction to come into a lodge located in Missouri and confer a degree according to the ritual of the visiting lodge's jurisdiction. This question was discussed at our officers' conference and while such visits between lodges are good and should be encouraged yet it was the unanimous opinion of the conference that it was not fair to a Missouri candidate, who had petitioned and paid his fee to a Missouri lodge to receive Missouri work, to be required to take his work in the ritual of another jurisdiction and then be required to learn the Missouri ritual which he had never heard, and that permission should be denied unless the visiting lodge put the work on one of their own candidates who was willing to make the visit with them for his degree. Permission has been granted to all requesting lodges who took their own candidate with them and conferred the degree in another jurisdiction, provided they obtain the permission of the Grand Master of that jurisdiction. Also permission was granted on all requests for other lodges to come into Missouri, provided they brought their own candidate and had permission from their Grand Master. REQUEST FOR DISPENSATION FOR NEW LODGE AT FORT LEONARD WOOD Request came from Capt. James C. Kesterson, at Fort Leonard .Wood, for a dispensation to organize a lodge at the Fort for the military. personnel stationed there. .


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The request was not in proper form but an investigation was made and the lodges affected, contacted. As it has not been the practice of this Grand Lodge to establish military lodges and as the shifting personnel of the camp could not work for the best interests of a regularly chartered lodge, the request was denied. VISITATIONS One year ago I set for myself the task of VISitIng every District in the State and am most happy to report the visitations have been completed. I had the pleasure of visiting every district in the state at a district meet路 ing except the 33rd and 57th composing St. Louis and St. Louis county, where the lodges are so numerous and the membership so great that a district meeting is almost impossible. However I was privileged to visit those districts on ten occasions and was present at the Installation of the officers of the Masters and Wardens clubs for the county. It was also my pleasure to visit many individual lodges and never miss an opportunity when traveling to drop in if I found a lodge in communication. In a number of Districts and when time permitted I arranged to meet members of the lodge at the lodge hall during the day to inspect their hall and informally meet their members. These informal meetings were well received and our suggestions may work to the benefit of the lodge. The meetings attended may be summerized as follows: Formal Lodge meetings (not counting my own) Informal meetings by appointment Lodge halls inspected without appointment

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A list of the official visitations follows. Sept. 28-Memphis Lodge No. 16 (my home Lodge), Memphis, Mo. Oct. I-Hale City Lodge No. 216, Hale, Mo. Oct. 2-Corinthian Lodge No. 265, Warrensburg, Mo. Oct. 2-Kirksville Lodge No. 105, Kirksville, Mo. Oct. 4-Trenton Lodge No. 111, Trenton, Mo. Oct. 5-Potosi Lodge No. 131, Potosi, Mo. Oct. 6-St. Mark's Lodge No. 93, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Oct. 9-Webster Groves Lodge No. 84, Webster Groves, Mo. Oct. 10-Grand Chapter Eastern Star, St. Louis, Mo. Oct. 15-Clinton Lodge No. 548, 37th District Meeting, Clinton; Mo. Oct. 16-Rich Hill Lodge No. 479, Rich Hill, Mo. Oct. 16-Butler Lodge No. 254, 35th District Meeting, Butler, Mo. Oct. 17-0sage Lodge No. 303, 43rd District Meeting, Nevada, Mo. Oct. 18-Washington Lodge No. 87, 42nd District Meeting, Greenfield, Mo. Oct. 19-Bolivar Lodge No. 195, 41st District Meeting, Bolivar, Mo. Oct. 20-Scottish Rite Consistory, Joplin, Mo. Oct. 20-Webb City Lodge No. 512, 44th District Meeting, Webb City, Mo. Oct. 22-Neosho Lodge No. 247, 56th District Meeting, Neosho, Mo. Oct. 23-Monett Lodge No. 129, 55th District Meeting, Monett, Mo. Oct. 24-Friend Lodge No. 352, 54th District Meeting, Ozark, Mo. Oct. 25-Mt. Zion Lodge No. 327. West Plains, Mo. Oct. 25-Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158, 46th District Meeting, Mountain Grove, Mo. Oct. 26-Mt. Zion Lodge No. 327, 53rd District Meeting, West Plains, Mo:


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Oct. 27-Eminence Lodge No. 607, 47th District Meeting, Eminence, Mo. Oct. 28-0fficers Conference, Jefferson City, Mo. Oct. 29-D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. Meeting, Jefferson City, Mo. Oct. 29-Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Home-coming Meeting, Kansas City, Mo. Oct. 30-Savannah Lodge No. 71, Savannah, Mo. Oct. 30-Fairfax Lodge No. 483, 8th District Meeting, Fairfax, Mo. Nov. 3-Red Cross of Constantine, Boonville, Mo. Nov. 5-Dockery Lodge No. 325, Meadville, Mo. Nov. 5-Waynesville Lodge No. 375, 38th District Meeting, Waynesville, Mo. Nov. 8-Palmyra Lodge No. 18, Palmyra, Mo. Nov. 9-LaBelle Lodge No. 222, LaBelle, Mo. Nov. 12-Fairmont Lodge No. 290, Wyaconda, Mo. Nov. 13-Adair Lodge No. 366, Kirksville, Mo. Nov. 15-Wakanda Lodge No. 52, 20th District Meeting, Carrollton, Mo. Nov. 16-Glenwood Lodge No. 427, Glenwood, Mo. Nov. 17-Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40, St. Louis, Mo. Nov. 20-St. John's Lodge No. 28 and Hannibal Lodge No. 188, Hannibal, Mo. Nov. 20-Eagle Lodge No. 12, Keokuk, Iowa . Nov. 26-0rder of Rainbow for Girls, Kahoka, Mo. Nov. 27-Friendship Lodge No. 89, Chillicothe, Mo. Nov. 2S-Friendship !.-odge No. 89, 12th District Meeting, Chillicothe, 1\10. Nov. 30-Hiram Lodge No. 362, 1st District Meeting, Kahoka, Mo. Dec. 4-Hiram Lodge No. 362, School of Instruction, Kahoka, Mo. Dec. 7-Kirksville Council No. 44, Kirksville, Mo. Dec. 15-Tyro Lodge No. 12, 40th District Meeting, Caledonia, Mo. Dec. 17-Mercer Lodge No. 35, Princeton, Mo. Dec. 27-Trilumina Lodge No. 205, 24th District Meeting, Marshall, Mo. Dec. 28-Phoenix Lodge No. 136, Bowling Green, Mo. Dec. 29-King Hill Lodge No. 376, 9th District Meeting, St. Joseph, 路Mo. Jan. 2-Hiram Lodge No. 362, Kahoka, Mo. Jan. 9-Twilight Lodge No. 114, Columbia, Mo. Jan. 1O-Middle Fabius Lodge No. 24'1, Downing, Mo. Jan. 12-0rder of DeMolay, Kirksville, Mo. Jan. 14-Monroe Lodge No. 64, Monroe City, Mo. Jan. 16-Shelbina Lodge No. 228, Shelbina, Mo. Jan. 17-St. Francisville Lodge No. 588, Wayland, Mo. Jan. IS-New London Lodge No. 307, New London, Mo. Jan. 19-Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, 45th District Meeting, Springfield, Mo. Jan. 20-Aeacia Fraternity, Columbia, Mo. Jan. 2I-Corner Stone Lodge No. 323, St. Louis, Mo. Jan. 26-Hope Lodge No. 251, 32nd District Meeting, Washington, Mo. Jan. 2S-Unionville Lodge No. 210, School of Instruction, Unionville, Mo. Jan. 29-Adair Lodge No. 366 and Kirksville Lodge No. 105, 2nd District Meeting. Kirksville, Mo. Jan. 3I-Sedalia Lodge No. 236, 36th District Meeting, Sedalia, Mo. Feb. 2-Jewel Lodge No. 480, 34th District Meeting, Pleasant Hill, Mo. Feb. 3-Monroe Lodge No. 64, School of Instruction, Monroe City, Mo. Feb. 3-Memphis Lodge No. 16, Memphis, Mo. Feb. 5-Hebron Lodge No. 354, 27th District Meeting, Mexico, Mo. Feb. 6-St. Francisville Lodge No. 588, Wayland, Mo. Feb. 9-Xenia Lodge No. 50, 7th District Meeting, Hopkins, Mo. Feb. II-Montgomery Lodge No. 246, 28th District Meeting, Montgomery City, Mo. Feb. 13-59th District Meeting, Independence, Mo. Feb~ 16-Fenton Lodge No. 281, Fenton, Mo. Feb. 16-Tuscan Lodge No. 360, School of Instruction, St. Louis, Mo. Feb. 16-Pomegranate Lodge No. 95, St. Louis, Mo.


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June 8-St. John's Lodge No. 28 and Hannibal Lodge No. 188, Hannibal, Mo. June 12_Perseverance Lodge No. 92, 16th District Meeting, Louisiana, Mo. June 13-Palmyra Lodge No. 18, Palmyra, Mo. June 14-Seaman Lodge No. 126, 3rd District Meeting, Milan, Mo. June 17-Jefferson Lodge No. 43, 31st District Meeling, Jefferson City, Mo. June 18-Lodge of Love No. 259, Lancaster, Mo. June 21-Silex Lodge No. 75, Silex, Mo. July 6-Grand Lodge, Independence, Mo. July 8-St. John's No. 28, Hannibal Lodge No. 188, Hannibal, Mo. July IS-Edina Lodge No. 291, Edina, Mo. July 2l-D.D.G.L. School of Instruction, Memphis, Mo.

STATE OF THE CRAFT The lodges all over the State appear, generally, to be in a healthy state and doing good work. There are some weak lodges, who through lack of leadership, have allowed the membership to lose interest. Most of these lodges can and will, when proper leadership is provided, again become active in their community. There are a few lodges with a very small memo bership, and some without adequate housing, that would better serve the cause of Freemasonry by consolidating with a neighboring lodge. These Lodges, when they find that they can no longer maintain a lodge that is active and a credit to Freemasonry, should voluntarily seek consolidation with a more progressive neighbor. With our modern means of transportation distance does not become a problem in lodge attendance. This problem has been with us for many years and as the voluntary consolidation has not been too often sought it might be advisable for us to be thinking along the line of establishing minimum requirements for a lodge, as some Grand Jurisdictions have, below which a lodge cannot operate and must give up its charter or consolidate with some other lodge. There are not many of these lodges in our jurisdiction but such lodges do not work their territory nor allow any other lodge to work it for them. Sometimes it has been impossible to even get a lodge meeting to waive jurisdiction when some resident wanted to petition for the degrees. In general the lodges are active and in good financial condition. With the increased cost of operation many have raised their dues and others are in the process of raising them. I have recommended that the dues be not only high enough to meet the necessary expenses of the lodge, but to leave a balance to build an emergency fund and also provide some money for the local charity of the lodge. The dues range from less than enough to meet expenses to enough to provide necessary funds for all the activities of the lodge. One of the small lodges in a small town in Southeast Missouri raised their dues to $25.00 per year to build a temple with the understanding that, when the temple was completed and paid for, the dues would be reo duced. The temple was completed and the final payment made. The trustees remembering their promise introduced a resolution to reduce the dues. After discussion by the lodge the resolution was not adopted. The membership was happy with their dues and wanted money to accomplish some things in the community. I visited their temple and found the first floor used as a community center without even a lock on the door. There was no other place in the community to take care of the activities of the community. The room was perfectly kept and the community was thankful and proud of


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the opportunity afforded by the lodge for a place for community activity. R. W. Brother Freelon K. Hadley, our Grand Lecturer, and his group of District Deputy Grand Lecturers have been very active and' successful in teaching the ritual throughout the state. I had the pleasure of attending several schools of instruction during the year and always found attendance good and interest high. In my visits over the state, even in the smallest lodges, I found generally good ritualistic work and was most courteously received. With this proficient group of District Deputy Grand Lecturers scattered over the State, any Master Mason with the desire to learn, can become proficient in our ritual. RECOMMENDATIONS First: We pride ourselves on being a charitable institution and as such are exempt from taxes on our property in the state. Our individual lodges should be encouraged to engage in some planned and worthwhile charity in their local communities and I recommend in the years to come that each Grand Master will stress the charitable part of Masonic work and that consideration be given to including with the annual report to our Grand Secretary a separate sheet with some simple questions so each lodge may report to the Grand Master each year the program established by the lodge and what they have been able to accomplish. Second: I recommend that consideration be given to the advisability of setting up minimum requirements for lodge activities below which a lodge cannot operate. If such minimum requirements are deemed advisable and are adopted, that a committee be appointed' to supervise the lodge and a,ssist in its consolidation or other action taken under the requirements. Third: As the reports of the District Deputy Grand Masters are due August I and too late in the year to be of very much value to the Grand Master except to make his report, I recommend that these reports be made in duplicate and a copy sent to the Deputy. Grand Master for his use.. Fourth: The smaller lodges in the state have been dilatory in complying with the provision requiring that the Secretary shall immediately, after installation, forward to the Grand Secretary's office a list of the officers of the lodge. This list is most important not only for the Grand Secretary's information and files and the mailing list for The Freemason magazine, but would be invaluable to the Grand Master who does not get the proceedings of the Grand Lodge until late in the year and then officers change the first of the next year. I recommend that consideration be' given to ways of , getting the information about lodge officers promptly and that a list of the names and addresses of the three principal officers and the secretary of each lodge be furnished the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master and the Grand Lecturer. CONCLUSION Brethren it has indeed been an honor to have served as your Grand Master and the year has been most pleasant and rewarding. May I express to you and the many Master Masons over the State my sincere appreciation and thanks for the many courtesies extended to me during my visitations. Your hospitality has been unbounded and your reception most cordial.


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To my District Deputy Grand Masters my heartfelt thanks for your untiring efforts in arranging meetings and in making available to me any information needed from your District. To R. W. Brother Freelon K. Hadley and his group of District Deputy Grand Lecturers my sincere appreciation and thanks for the路 assistance in the arrangements for our meeting and willingness of every Deputy to assist in any manner. To Dr. Harold L. Reader, our Grand Secretary and all of t.he Grand Lodge Officers my thanks for your路 fine spirit of co-operation and helpful suggestions. . I cannot coridude this report without expressing my sincere appreciation and thanks to my devoted wife, Marian, for her understanding and help. Although circumstances made it impossible for her to accompany me on many occasions, she was a tower of strength and encouragement, for which I am deeply grateful. My year as Grand Master will soon end, but my interest in Freemasonry will not end, and I look forward to other fields of Masonic service. Fraternally submitted, HAROLD M. JAYNE,. Grand Master.


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI NOMINATIONS FOR MASONIC HOME BOARD

For term ending 1964: Richard O. Rumer Dewey A. Routh REPORT OF GRAND SECRETARY

M. Wor. Brother Harold L. Reader, Grand Secretary, presented his report for the period September 11, 1956 to September 10, 1957, which was received and ordered printed in the Proceedings. The report is as follows: SUMMARY OF WORK

Total membership September 10, 1957 Net gain Initiated Passed Raised

. 124,344 519 . 3,719 . 3,648 . 3,603 .

DUPLlCATE CHARTERS

To Bucklin Lodge No. 233 on January 30, 1957, the original destroyed by fire; to Branson Lodge No. 587 on February 26, 1957, the original having become illegible. GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

The Grand Master appointed the following Grand Representatives: Miguel Silva Santamaria Mogens Mullertz Howard O. Hunter Winfree Alexander Patterson K.T.Kwo Clark H. Emmons

Nicaragua Denmark Indiana South Carolina China Vermont

NOMINATIONS FOR GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

The Grand Master nominated Brethren as Grand Representatives near the Grand Lodge of Missouri as follows: Paul A. King Alfred M. Frager John Rich Edward E. Wilson John J. Bowman

Pernambuco, Brazil Tennessee Florida Colorado New Jersey COURTESIES

One hundred and seventy-one requests have been made to Sister Grand Jurisdictions to confer degrees for Missouri; and ninety-one requests to con路 fer degrees have been made to Missouri Lodges by Sister Grand Jurisdictions. DlSPENSAnONS

By order of Grand :rvIasterJayne dispensations were issued as follows: October 15, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Pickering Lodge No. 472, Pickering, Mo., to meet in the Hall of Xenia Lodge No. 50 at Hopkins, Mo., until Pickering Lodge Hall can be put in proper condition for meetings. October 31, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Magnolia Lodge No. 626, St. Louis, Mo.,


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to hold public installation of officers in Scottish Rite Temple, on Saturday, January 5, 1957. November 13, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Valley Park Lodge No. 629, Valley Park, Mo., to confer degrees on Andrew Herman Dutson, according to provisions of Section No. 1I3-A. November 14, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Clayton Lodge No. 601, Clayton, Mo., to hold installation of officers at a special meeting on December 15, 1956. November 23, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Brentwood Lodge No. 616, Brentwood, Mo., to confer degrees on Charles Edward Meyer, according to Section 1I3-A, under supervision of Grand Lecturer or his representative. November 27, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Overland Lodge No. 623, St. Louis County, Mo., to confer degrees on Harold H. Smith, according to provisions of Section 1I3-A, under direction of Grand Lecturer or his representative. December 5, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Bernie Lodge No. 573, Bernie, Mo., to confer degrees on John Webb Boyd, according to provisions of Section 1I3-A, under direction of Grand Lecturer or his representative. December 10, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Cache Lodge No. 416, St. Louis, Mo., to hold installation of officers on December 22, 1956, in Pomegranate Masonic Temple, St. Louis. December 10, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Twilight Lodge No. 114, Columbia, Mo., to hold joint installation of officers with Acacia Lodge No. 602, on December 29, 1956, in- Acacia Temple in Columbia. December 10, 1956, to the \Vor. Master of Freedom Lodge No. 636, Mehlville, Mo., to hold installation of officers on January 12, 1957, in Gardenville Temple. December 21, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576, St. Louis, Mo., to hold installation of officers in the New Masonic Temple, on December 22, 1956. December 28, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520, St. Louis, Mo., to hold public installation of officers at Alhambra Grotto, 2626 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, on January 4, 1957. December 28, 1956, to the Wor. Master of Lane's Pra,irie Lodge No. 531, Vichy, Mo., to hold meeting for election of officers on December 29, 1956. January 4, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Jerusalem Lodge No. 315, Jerico Springs, Mo., to hold election of officers on January 7, 1957. January 28, 1957, to the Wor. Master of St. Francisville Lodge No. 588, Wayland, Mo., to confer degrees on John Mansfield Brice, Jr., according to Section Il3-A. February 11, 1957, to Rt. Wor. Robert L. Lamar, D.D.G.M., District No. 46, Cabool, Mo., to dedicate, for Masonic purposes, the second floor of a building on west side of public square in Mansfield, Mo., for use of Mansfield Lodge No. 543. February II, 1957, to Rt. Wor. John S. Stillwell, D.D.G.M., District No.3, Lucerne, Mo., to dedicate, for Masonic purposes, the second Hoor of a building on north side of public square, in Green City, Mo., for use of Green City Lodge No. 159. February 12, 1957, to the 'Vor. Master of Gorin Lodge No. 72, Gorin, Mo., to reballot on the petition of Charles M. Bourn, for degrees, at first regular meeting in March. March 7, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Benevolence Lodge No. 170, Utica, Mo., to hold Centennial Meeting of Benevolence Lodge on March 9, 1957, in the Mooresville High School Building. ~ March 7, 1957, to Rt. Wor. A. E. Hoover, D.D.G.M., District No. 12, Chillicothe, Mo., to dedicate the Mooresville High School Building for Masonic purposes at a time prior to the meeting of Benevolence Lodge in that Building on March 9, 1957. March 9, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Mizpah Lodge No. 639, St. Louis, Mo., to hold special meeting of lodge on Sunday night, March 10, 1957, in Webster Groves Masonic Temple, for the purpose of conducting the funeral service for a departed brother.


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March 12, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Beacon Lodge No.3, St. Louis, Mo., to hold installation of officers in Commandery Hall, New Masonic Temple, 3681 Lindell Blvd., on Friday, March 29, 1957. March 12, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Pilgrim Lodge No. 652, St. Louis, Mo., to . hold Annual Easter Service in the Alhambra Grotto in St. Louis on April 20, 1957. March 13, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Overland Lodge No. 623, to confer the degrees on Aubrey Manuel Staples under provisions of Section 113-A of the Grand Lodge By-laws. March 13, 1957, to Rt. Wor. John E. Adams, D.D.G.M., District No. 57, St. Louis, to dedicate the new Temple of Clayton Lodge No. 601 on March 30, 1957. March 13, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Richland Lodge No. 385, to confer the degrees on Don Hicks according to the provisions of Section 113-A of the Grand Lodge By-laws. March 19, 1957, to M. Wor. Brother James M. Bradford, Past Grand Master, St. Louis, Mo., to lay cornerstone of new Temple of Freedom Lodge No. 636, on Saturday, April 6, 1957. April 4, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Saline Lodge No. 226, St. Mary's, Mo., to confer degrees on Velmar Melvin Mehner, according to Section 113-A of the Grand Lodge By-laws. April 10, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Joplin Lodge No. 335, Joplin, Mo., to reballot on the petition of John Lambert Gilbert, for the degrees, at the first communication in May, 1957. . April 15, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Forest Park Lodge No. 578, St. Louis, Mo., to confer degrees on Ned VirgIe White, according to Section 113-A of the Grand Lodge By-laws. . May 3, 1957, to M. Wor. Brother William J. Craig, Past Grand Master, to lay the cornerstone of new school building at Lebanon, on May 15, 1957. May 8, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Wellston Lodge No. 613, Wellston, Mo., to hold meeting of May 9, 1957, in the new Masonic Temple, 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. May 10, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Meridian Lodge No.2, St. Louis, Mo., to meet in the school building at New Franklin, Mo., on May 11, 1957. May 10, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Howard Lodge No.4, New Franklin, Mo., to meet in the school building at New Franklin, Mo., on May 11, 1957. May 10, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Rising Sun Lodge No. 13, Barry, Mo., to meet in the school building at New Franklin, Mo., on May 11, 1957. May 10, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Memphis Lodge No. 16, Memphis, Mo., to meet in the school building at New Franklin, Mo., on May 11, 1957. May 10, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Wellington Lodge No. 22, DeKalb, Mo., to meet in the school building at New Franklin, Mo., on May 11, 1957. May 10, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Florida Lodge No. 23, Florida, Mo., to meet in the school building at New Franklin, Mo., on May II, 1957. May 10, 1957, to M. Wor. Brother Morris E. Ewing, Past Grand Master, Morrisville, Mo., to lay cornerstone for the school building at Holden, Mo., on May 17, 1957. May 21, 1957, to M. Wor. Brother Morris E. Ewing, Past Grand Master, Morrisville, Mo., to lay cornerstone of new school building at Lebanon, Mo., on May 15. 1957. May 21, 1957, to M. Wor. Brother Morris E. Ewing, Past Grand Master, Morrisville, Mo., to lay the cornerstone of the Field House of the school at Buffalo, Mo., on May 23, 1957. June 6, 1957, to Rt. Wor. John E. Adams, D.D.G.M., District No. 57, St. Louis, Mo., to dedicate new Temple of Freedom Lodge No. 636, on Saturday, June 15, 1957. June 25, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Cooper Lodge No. 36, Boonville, Mo., to participate in the Centennial parade and rededication of Thespian Hall at Boonville, Mo., on July 2. 1957.


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1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

June 25, 1957, to the Wor. Master of Spickardsville Lodge No. 524, at Spickard, Mo., to hold election of officers at the regular meeting of july 3, 1957. August 21, 1957, to Rt. Wor. Brother Harold O. Grauel, Junior Grand Warden, Cape Girardeau, Mo., to lay the cornerstone at Cape Girardeau, Mo., on August 26, 1957. September 3, 1957, to Rt. Wor. Brother Harold O. Grauel, Junior Grand Warden, Cape Girardeau, Mo., to lay cornerstone of Illmo-Fornfelt-Ancell Consolidated School, on Saturday, September 7, 1957. FIFTY-YEAR BUTTONS

Fifty-Year Buttons were awarded as follows: No. 299 3 170 224 403 98 320 190 237 618 218 291 84 84 84 84 84 299 593 446 446 446 446 446 171 III 547 340 340 340 40 40 529 299 445 526 565 262 446 499 369 178 4 189 230 237 344 171

and Name of Lodge Temple Beacon Benevolence Hamilton Lowry City Webster Versailles Putnam LaPlata Grandview Good Hope Edina Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Temple Union Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Hartford Trenton South Gate Westport Westport Westport Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Apollo Temple Westgate Wayne Tebbetts Holden Ivanhoe Harmony ., Composite Griswold Howard Zeredatha St. James LaPlata Moberly Hartford

Name of Brother George E. Walter George A. Heim G. W. Carpenter Earl Bowen Chas. S. Stratton Edgar Thomas W. B. Todd . James W. Barkley David Christie Harry S. Wintermute Wm. Wintz Charles F. McKay Howard E. Nichols John Chipman, 路Sr Robert S. Groble Leo J. Vogt Joseph L. Whittaker Alfred J. Huckett C. E. Terry Carson W. Chiles jay Means Leslie O. Williamson Frederick C. Lamar Harry E. Johnson P. J. Dickerson Oliver M. Housley Milford Loeb Arthur W. Caps Thomas Samuel W. B. Hochland Albert Gruenewald Henry A. Uhlemeyer Harry A. Rinkel Elder B. Switzer john Lehr T. H. Vinyard H. S. Cane .. Henry F. Burris Roy E. VanAtta .,. Albert Ziegenhein W. W. Martin Frank W. Clare W. T. Shackelford Edwin Coons Charles Heuchan Joseph B. Edwards J. W. Thackston Jessie M. Loyd

.

. . . . .

No. of Years 50 . 50 50 . . 50 . 50 50 . . 50 . 50 . 50 . 50 . 50 .. 50 . 50 . 50 . 50 . 51 . 51 . 50 . 59 50 . . 50 50 . . 50 . 50 . 50 . 50 . 50 50 . . 50 50 . . 50 50 . . 50 . 50 . 50 . 50 . 50 . 55 . 54 . 50 . 53 . 50 . 50 . 50 . 50 . 50 , . 50 . 50


1957 86 93 93 544 129 139 164 299 443 III

35 35 35 35 63 136 630 521 226 236 420 420 470 519 89 89 284 99 331 331 331 331 331 331 40 639 35 163 189 1 605 172 316 360 360 80 43 483 236 236 185 185 201 121 121 121 511 662 340 59 461 443 213

Brookfield St. Mark's St. Mark's Algabil Monett Oregon Joachim Temple Anchor Tren ton Mercer Mercer Mercer Mercer Cambridge Phoenix East Cate Lockwood Saline Sedalia Itaska Itaska .. . Nodaway Crane Friendship Friendship Canopy Mt. 'Vernon Charity Charity Charity Charity Charity Charily Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mercer Occiden tal Zeredatha Missouri Walker Censer Rural Tuscan Tuscan Bridgeton Jefferson Fairfax Sedalia Sedalia Chamois Chamois Ravenwood Erwin Erwin Erwin Skidmore Clarence Westport Centralia Caruthersville Anchor Rolla

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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Melvin P. Johnson Wm. P. Kaiser . . . .. . . . . Leonard D. May Geo. Edward Kendall Herbert P. S. Burke David M. Lay. . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . .. . . Anton Kohler Chas. G. Minturn Thomas W. Morrison. . Edgar J. Mairs Carl E. Rank Asa V. Sparks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. C. Anderson Harry D. McLaran . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Tyman M. Smith Chas. L. Robinson Richard W. Ehrecke Clare McLemore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Wm. Weiss. . . ............. Alexander H. Harlan Arthur W. Franz John C.Steward Roy J. Curfman ......... Charles F. Smyth .......... T. D. Blackburn Sam C. Killam Claude W .. Sanders Geo. B. Orr Charles J. Eld, Jr. Walter F. Kimball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Milton W. Lowenstein Frank P. Prosser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Benj. F. Holt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Raymond R. Calkins August G. F. Tilker .... Harry Netzeband F. A. Lambert ......... Horace R. Dotterer George Cockburn C. F. Metzger Thomas G. Botsford Henry J. Davidson .. . . . . . . .. Albert J. Lindsly Farnk W. Haynes Raymond N. Smith William Kolath .. ,. . . . . . . Samuel S. Haley Robert Thompson Alonzo J. Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Walter J. Kennedy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Charles H. Ernstmeyer Ernest S. Wilson Fay H. Casteel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Karl D. Umrath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Harry L. Tendick August F. Jacobsmeyer Frank A. Tarpley Wade H. Lilly John B. Wornall James L. Walkup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Geo. W. Phipps Oliver Shattinger Walter Asher

50 50 50 50 54 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 54 50 50 51 53 50 52 50 50 50 50 50 52 50 50 50 50 50 50 54 51 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 51 50 50 50 50


26 400 190 45 397 376 392 550 352 188 93 161 450 99 424 _ _ 138 448 446 91 462 3 36 189 10 535 69 75 75 75 75 5 17 381 210

~

III

254 482 91 550 550 550 341 40 446 310 36 218 475 83 83 179 35 218 232 141 78 487 147 368 126 79 445 470 142

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Decatur G. A. Platte 50 Putnam Joseph W. Moore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Bonhomme Joseph Peterson 50 Gower A. P. Shull. . . . . . . . . . 60 King Hill Harry Stevens 50 Christian John H. Gregg 50 Rose Hill Charles T. Heumann 50 Friend H. N. Rogers 50 Hannibal Byrne E. Bigger 50 St. Mark's D. N. Scivally 50 Clifton Hill J. T. Knox 50 Belton E. E. Hawthorne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 50 Mt. Vernon Richard M. Ryan 50 Samaritan U. S. G. Thompson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 50 Lincoln N. H. Gregory................... 50 Schell City : Wm. R. Sprenger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 50 Ivanhoe < Charles E. Allen 50 Madison Sam B. Craver 60 Santa Fe Sidney McIIhaney 50 Beacon ooJohn W. Crotpeter 50 Cooper .. Ceo. W. Morris .. .. ...... ....... 50 Zeredatha Louis V. Stigall...... . . . . . . . . . . . .. 50 Agency O. H. Smith 50 Blackwell ...............â&#x20AC;˘.. Jefferson D. Blackwell 50 Walter B. Mattox 50 Sullivan Silex Walter E. Williams 61 Silex Irvin M. Gregory /52 Silex Edward C. Teague . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Silex Isiaac Josephson 51 United Dwight E. Shultz . . . . . . . .. 50 Clarksville Harry C. Carral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 50 Ionia Warren L. Allee ............. 50 Unionville Charles Clyde Kelley " 50 Trenton Emery O. Lawson 50 Butler Wesley Denton 50 Clintonville : Arthur A. Pray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 50 Madison James W. Yeager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 63 Rose Hill William T. Kei! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 50 Rose Hill John H. Bueschen 50 Rose Hill R. J. Anderson 50 Rockville John C. Griggs 50 Mt. Moriah Charles G. 'Weiler 50 Ivanhoe Robert B. Nusser ........... 50 Sikeston R. Allie McCord 50 Cooper J. W. Farris, Sr. 50 Good Hope Fred W. Deppe. . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . . 50 Golden Enoch A. Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Laclede Ralph E. Burley. . . . 50 Laclede Claude B. Burley 50 Pride of the West Omer K. Milestone . 50 Mercer Lucien E. May 50 Good Hope Thomas M. Parry .. , ......... 53 Polo William Baker 51 Amsterdam Lester Compton . . . . . . . . . . .. 50 St. Joseph Henry Teatz 50 Chilhowee , Lewis R. Crumbaugh 50 Cass Marcellus E. Halcomb 50 Crescent Hill James L. Young 50 Seaman Homer P. Maggarts 50 Polar Star Frederick J. Temple..... .. 50 West Gate Frank W. Landwehr. . 50 Nodaway Albert Kuchs 50 Pleasant Grove Chas. M. Rothgeb 50 00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

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1957 62 80 397 4 4 84 316 5 339 . 470 164 408 354 159 499 245 480 476 476 476 476 420 48 283 40 201 69 2 142 79 312 401 20 9 210 243 1 1 50 271 271 259 207 547 547 547 654 323 625 420 419 20 20 20 189 48 303 485 15 9 9 340 19

27

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Vincil ..................•••James C. Sloan Bridgeton ................•. Joseph A. Brown Gower E. V. Sodowsky Howard Lilbourn Kingsbury Howard C. Albert Smith Webster Groves Edward Alt, Sr. Rural Fred Goldman United Leslie A. Zoller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Fidelity Chester Naylor Nodaway Eldon Irvin Joachim Frank Dietrich . . . . . . . . . . . .. Montrose Wm. F. Dugan Hebron W. W. VanMatre. .. . . Green City Frank Buckalew Harmony Albert E. Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Knob Noster C. L. Saults Jewel Wm. Beckman Mount Hope Sam C. Baggarly Mount Hope James F. Martin Mount Hope Roy Mattingly Mount Hope Geo. M. Wakeman Itaska Leo S. Bauman Fulton John R. Baker Stockton William Claud Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Mt. Moriah Oliver J. Bobe Ravenwood Dorsey M. Bishop Sullivan Howard G. Landon Meridian Joseph W. Weis, Jr. Pleasant Crove Harry H. Nichols. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Polar Star Geo. F. Nolte Cuba : L. H. Lewis Carterville Shelley T. Ziler A. R. Hurst St. Louis. . . . . . Geo. Washington Edgar A. McBurney Unionville Elias Shuey ...... Keystone John F. O'Shea ........... Missouri Henry B. Howe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Missouri Henry T. Baumgartner. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Xenia Edward McIntyre Solomon Arthur B. Wyman. " .. . . . . . . .. Solomon Richard L. Schisler Lodge of Love Herbert C. Burkland Clay Harry E. Kimber South Gate August C. Urbach South Gate R. C. Greenlease South Gate Forest Levy Commonwealth Howard M. Foster. . . . .. Cornerstone Clifford H. Jones Sheffield Chas. E. Erickson Itaska D. F. Eschenbrenner Star John H. Aldridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. St. Louis Adolph Wise Dave Agatstein St. Louis St. Louis Leo Scharfenberger Zeredatha Frank D. Speer Fulton Doyle S. Brown Osage Walter A. Bryant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Coldwater Homer Beaty Western Star Otis Wise Geo. Washington Louis G. Schmidt. . . . . . . . . . . . . Geo. Washington Henry Bachmann. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Westport Chas. W. Gerard Paris Union Samuel S. Rowe

50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 51 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 51 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 51


28 1 434. 201 626 646 21 23 256 189 3 352 520 520 520 316 316 2 59 515 610 5 554 392 323 340 87 354 172 3 316 512 512 236 147 147 593 593 78 144 614 614 244

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Missouri Wheeling Ravenwood Magnolia Shaveh Havana Florida Shekinah Zeredatha Beacon Friend Clifton Heights Clifton Heights Clifton Heights Raytown Raytown Meridian Centralia Galena Clark United Foster Christian Cornerstone Westport Washington Hebron Censer Beacon Rural Webb City Webb City Sedalia Cass Cass Union Union St. Joseph Modern Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Middle Fabius

'

Geo. A. Duff Charles E. Aye Joseph J. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . .. Gustav A. Johnson Charles H. Hoffman .. . . . . . . . . . .. Pinkerton H. Patton Wm. H. Hattersley Robert W. White. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . Walter H. Richards George W. Flynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Elias B. Russell . . . . . . . . . . . .. Robert C. Ralston Edward L. Rothganger Porter A. Henderson Dave Storms James R. Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Paul L. J. Bartz Charles F. Sames Blaine Short Wm. E. Rice Wm. R. Walters Elmer Loyd Sam A. Gray Alvin H. Neslage ......... Edwin A. Harris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geo. M. Blaine E. V. Boone. . . . . .. .. .. . Wm. James Robinson . . . . . . . . . .. Harry F. Kassing Paul H. Wolff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. James B. Berry Charles A. Hendrickson A. J. Campbell Ludwig O. Kunze. . . . . . . David S. Long. . . . . . . . . . . . . Jesse M. Owens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harry P. Jennings... . . .. . . . Ernest M. Weber Wm. Henderson..... .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Thomas H. Knight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Ross J. Ream....................... Oscar Gundy

50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 52

STATISTICAL-1956-1957 Number of Chartered Lodges, September 10, 1956 Lodges U. D Number of Chartered Lodges, September 10, 1957 Lodges U. D September 10, 1957-Total Membership September 10, 1956-Total Membership in 593 Lodges. . . . . . . . .. Adjustment by audit of individual Lodges ............

. . . . . 123,745 80 123,825

Total Number: Raised Affiliated Reinstated

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

3,603 587 1,418 5,608

Less: Total Number: Dimitted

.

669

593

o o

593

124,344


1957 Deaths Susp. N. P. D Susp. U. M. C. Expelled . '.' .. ..

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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ,

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

2,407 2,004 3 6

5,089 Net Gain, September 10. 1957 , ..... , ...

519 124,344


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1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE FINANCES SYNOPSIS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT SEPTEMBER 10. 1957 GRAND LODGE PORTION

RECEIPTS: From Per Capita Tax Interest on Securities Refund on Mileage and Per Diem Legacy under Will of Allen P. Green Sale of Masonic Manuals " Sale of Fifty-Year Veterans' Buttons Sale of 1947 Constitution and By-Laws Sale of Educational Booklets Sale of Trial Code Books Sale of Grand Lodge Forms Sale of Dues Receipt Cards .. . Miscellaneous '

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

Total . EXPENDITURES: Payroll . Budget 0 ···· · Social Security Dues Receipt Cards . Fifty-Year Veterans' Buttons Grand Lodge Forms Mo. Division of Employment Security U. S. Director Internal Revenue . Special Library Fund

$105,643.91 4,892.50 2,901.50 1,000.00 1,935.00 648.60 96.00 60.75 37.55 269.75 1,922.93 54.08

..... $119,462.57 . ·

. . . . .

$30,000.00 65,417.08 398.27 1,803.17 979.26 174.69 421.68 46.10 3.07 $99,243.32 2.84

$

Less credit for allowance on St. Louis Tax (Excess Income over Expense

.

$99,240.48 .$20,222.09)

MASONIC HOME PORTION

RECEIPTS: Per Capita 1956-1957 EXPENDITURES: Paid to Masonic Home (This includes $946.31 due in 1956)

$235,155.96 $235,640.34

HOSPITAL VISITATION FUND

Hospital Visitation Fund-Collected this year Paid this year TOTAL RECEIPTS TOTAL EXPENDITURES Excess of Receipts over Expenditures Balance from last year Matured lnt. Cpn. deposited 9-12-56

$

$ 5,000.00

319.00

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$354,937.53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $339,880.82 $ 15,056.71 $122,427.50 ................. 1,325.00 $123,752.50 $138,809.21

LESS: Balance due Masonic Home on Per Capita Tax Special Library Fund July and August, St. Louis Earnings Tax due Hospital Visitation Fund WORKING BALANCE AVAILABLE

. . .

. 461.93 96.41 13.26 319.00 $

890.60

$137,918.61


1957

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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 1957

PER CAPITA TAX

1957 Per Capita Tax due on 593 reporting Lodges Total Amount paid to September 10, 1957 Less overpayments of

.

.. $340,054.25 $340,136.27 . 346.52 $339,789.75

BALANCE DUE on 593 reporting Lodges September 10, 1957, no Lodges unreported.

.

$

264.50

$

4,000.00

.

MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI

Relief and Charity: Paid to Masonic Home: Checks Nos. 25, 124, 165, 246, 303 and 343 Per Capita Tax: Paid to Masonic Home: Check No. 61 Check No. 320 Check No. 337 Check No. 354 . Check No. 373 Check No. 390

. . $. . . . . .

.

946.31 70,000.00 40,000.00 60,000.00 61,000.00 3,694.03 $235,640.34

Balance Due On 1957 On 1956 On 1955 On 1954 On 1953 On 1952 On 1951 On 1950 On 1949 On 1948 On 1947 On 1946 On 1945

Masonic Home, September 10, 1957: Per Capita Tax . Per'Capita Tax Per Capita Tax Per Capita Tax. . . . . Per Capita Tax. . . . . . . . . . Per Capita Tax . Per Capita Tax . Per Capita Tax . Per Capita Tax . Per Capita Tax . Per Capita Tax . Per Capita Tax . Per Capita Tax .

$

. I •••••

. .

None 315.12 73.62 23.53 14.06 9.50 5.70 3.80 3.80 3.80 3.00 3.00 3.00 $

461.93

SPECIAL INITIATION FUND

$37,430.00 3,630.00

Paid to Masonic Home A/C this Fund . Balance Due Masonic Home, to September 10, 1957 GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL FUND

Paid to F. Schondau, Secretary, Check No. 47 .: .., Balance Due, September 10, 1957

$ 4,000.00 2,871.98

. .

DR. WM. F. KUHN LIBRARY FUND

September 10, 1957- ($481.56 Bond and $727.25 in Bank and two undeposited Interest CheckS-$12.50)

.

$ 1,221.31

JOSEPH S. MCINTYRE LIBRARY FUND

September 10, 1957-Bank Balance

.

$

923.16

GRAND LODGE FINANCES

Cash Balance, September 10, 1956, Union National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri

.

. .. $122,427.50


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1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

1,325.00

Matured Interest Coupons deposited 9-12-56

$123,752.50 RECEIPTS: Per Capita Tax, 1957 Back Per Capita Tax, 1956 Back Per Capita Tax, 1955 Back Per Capita Tax, 1954 Back Per Capita Tax, 1953 Back Per Capita Tax, 1952 Back Per Capita Tax, 1951 Back Per Capita Tax, 1950 Back Per Capita Tax, 1949 Back Per Capita Tax, 1948 Back Per Capita Tax, 1947 Back Per Capita Tax, 1946 Back Per Capita Tax, 1945

$340,136.27

............. $456.70 106.70 34.10 18.50 12.50 7.50 5.00 5.00 5.00 4.20 4.20 4.20

663.60 Received from Defunct Lodge and members thereof Sale of Masonic Manuals ... Sale of Fifty-Year Veterans' Buttons .... Sale of 1947 Constitution and By-Laws Sale of 1921 Constitution and By-Laws Sale of Educational Booklets Sale of Trial Code Books Sale of Grand Lodge Forms Sale of Dues Receipt Cards ............... . Miscellaneous: Duplicate Charters: Bucklin Lodge No. 233 Branson Lodge No. 587

. . . .

. . .

$ 5.00 5.00 10.00 11.52 1.96 1.00 10.60

St. Louis Lodge of Perfection Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520-Telegram E. R. Sadowski-Book "Civil War and Masonry" Chapman Ins. Co.-Earned premo Wk. Compo Legacy under Will of Allen P. Green Refund on Mileage and Per Diem Account Interest on Permanent Securities Hospital Visitation Fund TOTAL INCOME . September 10, 1956, Cash in Grand Lodge Depository Matured Interest Coupons deposited 9-12-56

$340,799.87 4.00 1,935.00 648.60 96.00 15.00 60.75 37.55 269.75 1,922.93

. . . .

35.08 1,000.00 2,901.50 4,892.50 319.00

. . . . . . . . . .. $354,937.53 $122,427.50 . 1,325.00 $123,752.50

TOTAL RECEIPTS, September 10, 1957 Transfer of Funds from Union National Bank, Kansas City, Mo. to The Me~hanics Bank, St. Joseph, Mo .

$478,690.03 71,469.91 $550,159.94

ANALYSIS OF DISBURSEMENTS

Total Expenses to September 10, 1957 ...

$411,350.73

Payroll Salaries and Allowances: Grand Master, Grand Secretary, Grand Lecturer, Grand Lecturer Emeritus, Grand Treasurer, and Grand Lodge Office H e l p . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$ 30,000.00

$30,246.84


1957

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Federal Withholding Tax: Paid . Withheld

$2,744.78 2,744.78

Social Security-F.I.C.A.: Paid Withheld St. Louis Earnings Tax: Withheld . Paid .

.

$ 796.50 398.23

.. ......... $

398.27

81.95 79.11

Grand Correspondent .... .. Bonds (Grand Secretary and Grand Treas.) and Insurance. Jewel for Grand Master Expenses, Grand Lodge Officers (O.G.M.) Grand Lodge Officers' Conferences D.D.G.M. &: D.D.G.L. Conferences . Washington Meetings . Ritual Committee Expense . Expenses: Grand Lodge Session Reporter: Grand Lodge Session . Printing- Proceedings . Audit Company .. . Relief and Charity . Masonic Service Association Masonic Relief Association Contingent Fund-Grand Lodge Expense Maintenance-Grand Lodge Office Printing, Postage &: Stationery Telephone &: Telegrams-G. L. Office , , Care of Portraits of P.G.M.'s .,. . Filing Equipment Office Equipment . . Mo. Lodge of Research-Publication Transactions Revision Committee Expense . Committee on Masonic Education . Identification Cards-P.G.M.'s .

(2.84) 750.00 622.45 296.80 481.83 494.36 1,573.22 1,050.00 494.98 4,010.21 75.00 2,886.12 240.81 4,000.00 2,237.45 434.36 636.28 3,600.00 3,730.67 371.41 17.65 657.43 230.35 750.00 1,106.14 4,374.00 48.72

. .

. . . . . . . . . . .

.

65,417.08 Total Budget App'n. for 1956-1957 (excl. of Payroll) Actual Disbursements . .

$ 83,724.81 65!417.08

Amount Unexpended Total paid Masonic Home AIC Back Per Capita Tax coIlected to September 10, 1957 . Total paid Masonic Home AIC 1957 Per Capita Tax

$ 18,307.73

M.S.A_Hospita1 Service Dues Receipt Cards Purchase of Fifty-Year Buttons Grand Lodge Forms Missouri Division of Employment Security U. S. District Director of Internal Revenue Special Library Fund

946.31 234,694.03 . . . . . . .

235,640.34 5,000.00 1,803.17 979.26 1174.69 421.68 46.10 3.07 $339,880.82

Transfer of Funds from Union National Bank, Kansas City, Mo. to The Mechanics Bank, St. Joseph, Mo.

$ 71,469.91

$411,350.73


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1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE RECAPITULAnON

, . .. $550,159.94 411,350.73

Total receipts to September 10, 1957 (incl. 9/10/56 balance) Total disbursements to September 10, 1957 , , Cash Balance, September 10, 1957, in General Fund Cash Balance, September 10, 1957, The Mechanics Bank, St. Joseph, Mo . Matured Interest Coupons deposited 9路12路57 , Less: Balance due Masonic Home A/C Per Cap. Tax collected to September 10, 1957 . Less: Special Library Fund . Less: Hospital Visitation Fund Less: July and Aug. St. L. Earnings Tax still due

$138,809.21 $137,484.21 1,325.00 $138,809.21

, ,

. .

$461.93 96.41 319.00 13.26 890.60

September 10, 1957TOTAL AMOUNT AVAILABLE IN GENERAL FUND .... , . ' .... $137,918.61 Fraternally submitted, HAROLD L. READER, Grand Secretary. REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER

R. Wor. Brother Wm. Utz, Jr., Grand Treasurer, presented his report covering the period from September 10, 1956 to September 9, 1957, which was received and ordered printed in the Proceedings. The report is as follows: 1956 Sept. 10 Balance in Union National Bank, Kansas City, Mo. ... 1596-57 Received from Grand Secretary

$122,284.50 426,957.03

Disbursed during the year by Warrants No.1 to 390, not consecutive路 1957 September 10 Balance in Mechanics Bank, St. Joseph, Mo.

$549,241.53 411,677.59 137,563.94 $549,241.53

As Grand Treasurer, I cha.rge myself with the custody of the following securities contained in Safe Deposit Box No. 611 I in the Union Safe Deposit Company of Kansas City, which said box is subject to the joint control of myself and the Grand Master, or his delegated representative: U. S. Savings Bonds-Series "G"-2~% Due 9/1/58-Cost , , , .. , Due 12/1/59-Cost , , , Due 4/1/60-Cost , ", .. , .. ' " Due 4/1/61-Cost , , Due 9/1/62-Cost , U. S. Treasury Bonds-2~%- 6/15/1964/69-Par Value U. S. Treasury Bonds-2~%-12/15/1964/69-ParValue u. S. Treasury Bonds-2~%- 3/15/1965/70-Par Value U. S. Treasury Bonds-2~%- 3/15j1966/71-Par Value U. S. Treasury Bonds-2~%- 6/15/1967/72-Par Value U. S. Treasury Bonds-2~%-12/15/1967/72-ParValue. , U. S. Treasury Bonds-2~%- 9/15/1967/72-Par Value, , u. S. Treasury Bonds-3 %- 2/15/1995 -Par Value

. . . . . . . . '" . , .. , . ,,

18,700.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 20,000.00 10,000.00 12,000.00 17,000.00 10,000.00 6,000.00 40,000.00 25,000.00 5,000.00 10,000.00 $193,700.00


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I also hold for William F. Kuhn Library Association $ U. S. Treasury Bond, 2~%, Series 1967/72, Par Value. . . . . â&#x20AC;˘ Two Warrants totaling $79.73 outstanding as of September 10, 1957.

500.00

Fraternally submitted, W. H. UTZ, JR., Grand Treasurer. REPORT OF AUDITOR

To the Most Worshipful Gmnd Lodge, A. F. and A. M., of Missouri: Gentlemen: Pursuant to engagement, we have examined the books and records of the Grand Secretary and the Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri for the period from September 11, 1956 to September 10, 1957, also the Masonic Home Initiation Fund, the George Washington Memorial Fund, the Wm. F. Kuhn Library Fund and the Joseph S. McIntyre Library Fund for the same period and respectfully present the following report: GENERAL FUND PER GRAND SECRETARY'S BOOKS

. Balance, September 11, 1956 Receipts Forwarded to Grand Treasurer Per Capita Tax 1957 . Back Per Capita Tax 1956 Back Per Capita Tax 1955 Back Per Capita Tax 1954 Back Per Capita Tax 1953 Back Per Capita Tax 1952 Back Per Capita Tax 1951 Back Per Capita Tax 1950 Back Per Capita Tax 1949 . Back Per Capita Tax 1948 Back Per ,Capita Tax 1947 Back Per Capita Tax 1946 Back Per Capita Tax 1945

$123,752.50 $340,136.27 $ 456.70

.

Duplicate Charter Fees . . Sale of Masonic Manuals . Sale of 50 Year Buttons . Sale of Constitution and By-Laws 1947 Sale of Constitution and By-laws 1921 . . Sale of Trial Code Books Sale of Educational Booklets . Sale of Grand Lodge Forms Sale of Book-"Civil War and Masonry" . Sale of Dues Receipt Cards

106.70 34.10 18.50 12.50 7.50 5.00 5.00 5.00 4.20 4.20 4.20

663.60 10.00

$1,935.00 648.60 96.00 15.00 37.55 60.75 269.75 1.00 1,922.93

Interest on Permanent Fund Securities .. . . Back Dues-Members of Defunct Lodges . Hospital Visitation Fund . Legacy-Allen P. Green . Refunds: Mileage and Per Diem Account $2,901.50 St. Louis Lodge of Perfection-600 Letterheads 11.52 Telegram 1.96 Refunded Workmen's Compensation 10.60

4,986.58 4,892.50 4.00 319.00 1,000.00

2,925.58

354,937.53 $478,690.03

Disbursements Per Checks Issued for Expenses Balance, September 10, 1957, Per Grand Secretary's Books

339,880.82 $138,809.21


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1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Consisting of Balance in Mechanics Bank, St. Joseph, Missouri $137,484.21 Matured interest Coupons, Deposited September 12, 1957. 1,325.00 $138,809.21 GENERAL FUND PER GRAND TREASURER'S BOOKS

Balance in Union National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri, September 11, 1956 . Received from Grand Secretary, September II, 1956 to September 10, 1957 .

$122,284.50 .

426,957.03

Disbursements-September lJ, 1956 to September 10, 1957

$549,241.53 411,677.59

Balance in Mechanics Bank, St. Joseph, Missouri, September 10, 1957 .

$137,563.94

.

RECONCILIATION GRAND SECRETARY'S BOOKS WITH GRAND TREASURER'S BOOKS SEPTEMBER 10, 1957

Balance Per Grand Secretary's BooksSeptember 11, 1956 Deduct Check Deposited 8/10/56-Returned 8/17/56 Matured Interest Coupons Deposited 9/12/56 .....

.

$123,752.50 $

143.00 1,325.00

Balance Per Grand Treasurer's Books-September 11, 1956

1,468.00 $122,284.50

Receipts Per Grand Secretary's BooksSeptember 11, 1956 to September 10, 1957 $354,937.53 Add Returned Check Re-deposited 10/17/56 . . . . . . . .. $ 143.00 Returned Check Re-deposited 5/16/57 2.35 Deposit for Overdraft at Union National Bank 404.24 Transfer of Funds from Union National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri to Mechanics Bank, St. Joseph, Missouri, October 29, 1956 71,469.91 72,019.50 Receipts Per Grand Treasurer's BooksSeptember 11, 1956 to September 10, 1957 Disbursements Per Grand Secretary's BooksSeptember 11, 1956 to September 10, 1957 . Add Returned Check 5/16/57 Check for Overdraft at Union National Bank .... Transfer of Funds from Union National Bank to Mechanics Bank .

.

$426,957.03 $339,880.82 $

2.35 404.24 71,469.91

71,876.50 $411,757.32

Deduct Outstanding Check No. 352 Outstanding Check No. 388

$

44.33 35.40

Disbursements Per Grand Treasurer's BooksSeptember 11, 1956 to September 10, 1957 Balance Per Grand Secretary's BooksSeptember 10, 1957 . Add Outstanding Checks No. 352 Outstanding Checks No. 388

79.73 $411 ,677.59 $138,809.21

......... $

44.33 35.40

79.73 $1~8,888.94


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Deduct-Matured Interest Coupons Deposited September 12, 1957 Balance Per Grand Treasurer's BookS-September 10, 1957

1,325.00 $137,563.94

. BONDS

On September 12, 1957, in company with Messrs. Wm. H. Utz, Jr., and Martin B. Dickinson, we examined the securities listed on the ~ollowing page, which are kept for safekeeping in the Grand Lodge safe deposit box at the Union National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri: PERMANENT FUND

Bond Number 211585E 211586F 23572B

Interest Interest Kind Maturity Dates Rate Par Value Total U.S.Treasury 6/15/1964/69 6/15-12/15 2~% $ 1,000.00 U.S.Treasury 6/15/1964/69 6/15-12/15 2~% 1,000.00 U.S.Treasury 6/15/1964/69 6/15-12/15 2~% 10,000.00 $ 12,000.00

2371A 4615E 21845E 21846F

U.S.Treasury U.S.Treasury U.S.Treasury U .S.Treasury

12/15/1964/69 12/15/1964/69 12/15/1964/69 12/15/1964/69

6/15-12/15 6/15-12/15 6/15-12/15 6/15-12/15

2~% $ 5,000.00 10,000.00 2~% 1,000.00 2~% 1,000.00 2~%

17,000.00

8564D 77195E

U .S.Treasury U.S.Treasury

3/15/1965/70 3/15/1965/70

3/15- 9/15 3/15- 9/15

2~% $ 2~%

5,000.00 5,000.00

10,000.00

5653C 5932B

U .S.Treasury U.S.Treasury

3/15/1966/71 3/15/1966/71

3/15- 9/15 3/15- 9/15

2~% $ 2~%

1,000.00 5,000.00

6,000.00

8964D 49654D 41669K 41670L 41671A

U.S.Treasury U .S.Treasury U.S.Treasury U.S.Treasury U .S.Treasury

6/15/1967/72 6/15/1967/72 6/15/1967/72 6/15/1967/72

6/15-12/15 6/15-12/15 6/15-12/15 6/15-12/15 6/15-12/15

2~% $ 5,000.00 5,000.00 2~% 10,000.00 2~% 10,000.00 2~% 10,000.00 2~%

40,000.00

U.S.Treasury 12/15/1967/72 6/15-12/15 U.S.Treasury 12/15/1967/72 6/15-12/15 U.S.Treasury 12/15/1967/72 6/15-12/15

2 ItIz% $ 5,000.00 10,000.00 2~% 10,000.00 2~%

25,000.00

U.S.Treasury

9/15/1967/72

3/15- 9/15

2~% $

U.S.Treasury

2/15/1995

2/15- 8/15

3

28103C 26122B 315324D 9173C 33826

6/151.1967 /72

5,000.00

5,000.00

% $ 10,000.00

10,000.00 $125,000.00

Redem~tion

C437033G C437034G D2320085G M4864090G M4864091G M4864092G V702346G X582056G

Series Series Series Series Series Series Series Series

G G G G G G G G

Sept., Sept., Sept., Sept., Sept., Sept., Sept., Sept..

1958 1958 1958 1958 1958 1958 1958 1958

Maturity Va ue Cost Value 9/10/57 98.60 $ 100.00 $ 100.00 $ 100.00 100.00 98.60 500.00 493.00 500.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 986.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 986.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 986.00 5,000.00 4,930.00 5,000.00 9,860.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 $18,700.00 $18,438.20 $18,700.00

$18,700.00

X806975G Series G

Dec.,

1959 $10,000.00 $ 9,760.00 $10,000.00

10,000.00

X807739G Series G

April,

1960 $10,000.00

10,000.00

Series G

April,

1961

X909237G

$ 9,730.00

$10,000.00

$10,000.00 $ 9,670.00 $10,000.00


38 X909238G

Series G

April,

1961

10,000.00 $20,000.00

X1146710G

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Series G

Sept.,

9,670.00

10,000.00

$19,340.00 $20,000.00

20,000.00

1962 $10,000.00 $ 9,610.00 $10,000.00

10,000.00

$68,700.00 $66,878.20

$68,700.00 $ 68,700.00 $193,700.00

WM. F. KUHN LIBRARY FUND

Bond Number 155643C

u.

Kind S. Treasury

Maturity 1967/72

Interest Interest Dates Rate 6/15 & 12/15 2~%

Par Value $500.00

Cost $481.56

There has been no change in the securities held since our previous examination, September 12, 1956. In examining the bonds,' we found the interest coupons due June 15, 1957 amounting to $1,175.00 still attached to the bonds as was also a coupon due August 15, 1957 for $150.00, a total of $1,325.00. MASONIC HOME INITIATION FUND

Balance in Bank, September 11, 1956 Received from Masonic Lodges During the Period September II, 1956 to September 10, 1957

.

$ 3,930.00 37,130.00 $41,060.00

Transferred to Masonic Home During the Period September II, 1956 to September 10, 1957 .....

37,430.00

Balance in First National Bank in St. Louis, September 10, 1957

$ 3,630.00

GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL FUND

Balance in Ban'k, September 11, 1956 Received from Masonic Lodges During the Period September II, 1956 to September 10, 1957 .....

.

$ 3,158.98 3,713.00 $ 6,871.98

Transferred to George Washington Memorial Association, February 20, 1957

.

4,000.00

Balance in First National Bank in St. Louis, September 10, 1957

$ 2,871.98

WM. F. KUHN LIBRARY FUND

Balance, September 11, 1956 Receipts: Interest on Bond Interest on Savings Account

.

.

$ 1,195.41

$ 12.50 13.40'

25.90

Balance, September 10, 1957 $ 1,221.31 Consisting of: Cash in Savings Account, First National Bank in St. Louis ... $727.25 u. S. Treasury Bond No. 155643C 2~%-1967 /72-Par Value $500.00 Cost 481.56 Coupons on Above Bond Matured, 12/15/56 and 6/15/57 Deposited 9/12/57 12.50 $ L~21.31 JOSEPH S. MCINTYRE LIBRARY FUND

Balance, September II, 1956

'" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$

923.16


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No Transactions During the Year Undcr Review Balance in Mcrcanti1e Trust Company, St. Louis, Missouri, Scptcmber 10, 1957

.

$

923.16

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM FUND

$30,000.00

Deposit from General Fund ..... Disbursements: Mileage and Pcr Diem Checks Issued Less-Check No. 168 Cancelled

$27,359.46 42.44 $27,317.02 218.52

Deduct-Outstanding Checks Mileage and Per Diem Checks Paid Transferrcd to General Fund ..

.......... . .. $27,098.50 .............. 2,901.50

30,000.00

Balance, September 10, 1957 .... D.D.G.M. AND D.L. CONFERENCE EXPENSES

Deposit from General Fund, November 20, 1956 " Mileage and Expense Checks No.1 to 121 Inclusive Issued and Paid Balance, September 10, 1957

.

$ 1,573.22

1,573.22

.

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, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri from September II, 1956 to September 10, 1957. The Lodge returns were checked to the Grand Secretary's records. The recorded cash receipts of the Masonic Home Initiation Fund and the George Washington Memorial Fund were compared with the stubs of receipts to the Lodges therefore. Cancelled checks were inspected in support of the disbursements and the bank balances shown in the report were confirmed directly to us by the depositaries. Respectfully submitted, C. K. BENSON & Co. Certified Public Accountants. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE

M. Wor. Brother Ray V. Denslow presented the report of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence which was received and ordered printed in the Proceedings. (See "The Masonic World.")


Report of the Masonic Home To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Masonic Home of Missouri has continued to be the great charity of Missouri Freemasons during the past year, and in compliance with the by-laws of this Grand Lodge, I submit herewith the report of the Board of Directors. Soon after election of the new members to the Home Board, the Board met for the purpose of organizing. In accordance with the by-laws of the Grand Lodge, the Deputy Grand Master assumed the position of President of the Board. The Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary are elected by the Board. There follows a list of the officers: Frank P. Briggs. . Claude T. ''''ood Richard H. Bennett. . Lewis C. Robertson, Superintendent

Presiden t Vice President Treasurer Secretary

The Committees have functioned efficiently and unselfishly during the entire year and deserve the thanks of the Fraternity for the service which they have rendered. There follows a list of the Committee assignments: Legal-Claude T. Wood, Chairman; Robert L. Aronson, Harold M. Jayne Finance-Robert L. Aronson, Chairman; Richard H. Bennett, Francis E. Howard Hospital-Edward E. Wilson, Chairman; A. B. Vanlandingham, Harold O. Grauel, Ralph E. Brown Administration-A. B. Vanlandingham, Chairman; Joseph A. Halley, Richard H. Bennett, Edward E. Wilson, Carlos E. Ellerbrook, Harold O. Grauel Admissions and Discipline-Richard H. Bennett, Chairman; Robert L. Aronson, Joseph A. Halley, A. B. Vanlandingham, Claude T. Wood, Ralph E. Brown, Carlos E. Ellerbrook, Francis E. Howard Fraternal Relations-Robert L. Aronson, Chairman; Francis E. Howard, Harold O. Grauel BUILDING PROGRAM

The completion and the furnishing of the new residential and hospital building at the Home have been the most important order of business for the Board during the year just finished. While we have not completed the task, I am happy to report to you that substantial progress on this important undertaking has been made. When the contract for the new building was let in August 1955 it was confidently anticipated that the project could be completed in two years. This has not been possible because of delays encountered in securing materials, notably structural steel. This delay has been cumulative so that the time for completion has been extended for another year. I am very hopeful that the entire project can be completed by the time the Grand Lodge convenes in 1959. Your Board of Directors hopes, and believes, that the ten-story portion of the building now under construction can be occupied within the next few months so that the rest of the present men's building can be razed and the remaining portion of the

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41

new building-that is, the two-story wing-can be well under way before the winter sets in, thus avoiding additional delays due to bad building weather. In an.ticipation of this possibility, contracts have been let for furnishing the hospital rooms and the residential rooms with modern and comfortable equipment. The Wrap-up Campaign to raise the remaining funds necessary to completely pay for the new building, which was authorized by the Grand Lodge last year, has not been entirely successful but I hope that during the ensuing year additional contributions necessary to complete the Building Fund will be forthcoming and that the building can be dedicated free of all debt. What has. been given for this most worthy cause is deeply appreciated and I urge the cooperation of the Freemasons of Missouri in bringing to an early and successful conclusion the raising of the additional funds which are needed for this purpose. SAFETY REGULATIONS

Meeting of safety regulations of the State of Missouri and the City of St. Louis have been high on the trestle board of the Directors and we have made considerable progress in this respect. The Board feels that we would be failing our Brethren if we did not provide every known means of safety for our guests, but it is the feeling of the Board that we should not, in any sense of the word, ask for a license from any governmental authority for the privilege of operating a Home for our needy aged, nor for our fine children. We have not been forced to meet this issue as yet but we feel that we are caring for our own and not holding ourselves out as a public or a money making institution and, hence, that we have the right to operate as our charter permits and our obligations demand. MAINTENANCE

It has been our goal to keep all of our properties in the best state of re-

pair. Due to the age of some of the buildings, needed repairs are rather extensive, expensive, and frequent but we have been able to keep these buildings and the grounds in first class and acceptable condition throughout the year. Little has been done except on an emergency and temporary basis in the two old buildings which are to be removed as part of our building project. It has been our purpose to keep these two buildings as clean as possible and operating as efficiently as possible until such time as we are able to vacate them permanently. PERSONNEL

For some time it has been apparent that the duties and responsibilities devolving upon our Superintendent, Worshipful Brother Lewis C. Robertson, have become so great that assistance was needed to relieve him of a portion of the time consuming details of operation so that more of his time and effort could be devoted to Administration and planning. The Board, therefore, has been seeking someone for the position of Assistant to the Superintendent and we believe we have secured the right man for this position, Brother Robert G. McAnally came to us May IS, 1957 and brings to this position the temperament and interest in both the old folk and the children, which makes him an excellent person for the job.


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PROCEEDINGS OF. THE

1957

In December 1956 it became necessary to appoint a new Matron of Children. For this very important position the Board selected and appointed Mrs. Kathleen Morris, a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Morris is peculiarly fitted for this position because as a teen:age girl she was one of our children in the Home. She, thus, has an intimate and first-hand knowledge of the problems and the feelings of the youngsters who look to us for care. She is a fine addition to the Staff of the Home. ENTERTAINMENT

Our large Family in the Home has been well entertained during the past . year. There is included in this report a statement of the receipts, disbursements, and activities of the Masonic Home Christmas Committee which is composed of representatives from all of the Lodges and other Masonic Bodies in St. Louis and St. Louis County. A mere recording of the contributions to this Committee for use at' the Home and the activities and entertainment provided for the Home Family by the Committee does not, by any means, tell the story of what these fine Brethren mean to the Home Family. They have given generously of their time and talents, their energy, .and on occasion their automobiles, that the members of the Family may have their lives brightened and made more interesting. We are grateful, indeed, for what they路 do. The Wardens' and Masters' Clubs of St. Louis and St. Louis County have always exhibited a deep interest in the Home Family and seek ways of providing for them outstanding events in the way of entertainment. For a number of years they have provided a party at Christmas time, which .is an event looked forward to by the Home Family. The 1956 Christmas party, which they provided, maintained in every respect the high standard for this occasion which has been set by the Clubs in previous years. Again, in June these two fine Clubs entertained the Home Family with the annual party on the grounds at the Home. Entertainment in the afternoon was particularly designed for the enjoyment of the children followed in the evening by a stage show for the benefit of all. An abundance of home-made cake, ice cream, and lemonade added to the pleasure of the occasion. The highlight of the evening occurred when the President of the Wardens' Club, speaking in behalf of the Wardens and Masters of the 33rd and 57th Masonic districts, presented to Right Worshipful Brother Richard H. Bennett, Treasurer of the Home, a check for $1,000 to the Building Fund as a gift from the 1956 and 1957 Clubs. This was in addition to previous gifts made by these two organizations to the Building Fund. We are deeply grateful for this generous contribution. ORDER OF EASTERN STAR

Through the years of the Order of Eastern Star has been most cooperative and attentive to the needs of the Home. We feel a debt of gratitude to the members of the Order and their interest expressed so frequently in substantial ways, either by gifts of commodities or of money. We are especially indebted to the members of the Eastern Star Advisory Board for their helpful suggestions and their constant attention to the affairs of the Home and its needs. They are always most gracious in their giving and steadfast in their interest. There follows a partial list of material contributions which we have re-


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43

ceived during the past year from the Order of Eastern Star through their Grand Chapter Officers, Subordinate Chapters, Clubs and individuals: 3 1 2 12 108 6 74 4 4 149 2 16 113 1 6 I

Radios Wheel Chair Quilts Sheets Pillow Cases Scarfs Bath Towels Hand Towels Tea Towels Wash Cloths Bedspreads Aprons Individual Gifts Lot of Clothing Miscellaneous Gifts Gift for Each Child

116 106 40 2 I 4 I 28 467 12 $151.00 100.00 255.00 30.00 232.84

Lbs. Cookies Popcorn Balls Lbs. Candy Plus Easter Candy, etc. Boxes Oranges Box Apples Bu. Apples Case Eggs Pkgs. Jello Jars Fruit, Vegetables and Jellies Gallon Apple Butter Cash for Children Cash for Hospital Dressings and Supplies Cash for Wheel Chairs Cash for Wash Cloths and Pillow Cases Cash-Miscellaneous

STATISTICAL REPORT

There is appended hereto a statistical report of the applications for admissions to the Home during the year just ended, as well as a report on the Home Family statistics and the service rendered in our hospital and out-patient clinic. Our hospitalized guests and those who have suffered from chronic or acute conditions have been well cared for under the direction of Dr. Harold E. Walters, our Medical Director, and Dr. Robert A. Hall who is in charge of the out-patient service. These two fine Doctors devote many hours of time to the medical needs of our guests. We would be remiss if we did not at this point express appreciation, also, to the fine Doctors of the City of St. Louis who serve as members of our Consulting Staff. 'Ve call on them frequently and they give generously of their time and talents without financial remuneration and we are grateful to each of them. A roster" of these devoted men is made a part of this report. The Masonic Home of Missouri is an outstanding Institution devoted to; the betterment and honor of the Masonic Fraternity. We serve our aged guests with pride and unselfishness and try to make them happy and comfortable during their stay with us-for most of them the last years of their lives. We try to lead and direct the children in our Home to aspire to the better things of life and to live true to the principles of Freemasonry, which in truth and in fact are the essentials of a well grounded life. The cooperation of you, our Brethren, in making these services possible is most gratifying and inspiring. The Grand Lodge has given to the members of the Board a challenge for service and we have responded as best we could. 'The Home is your Home, a Home of which we can all be proud. Let us continue throughout the years to build this Monument to Masonry with living stones, as well as with mortar and steel, so that future generations may know that Freemasons of this day truly believed that the welfare of their .Brethren was the obligation of each one. Fraternally submitted, FRANK P. BRIGGS, President,


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1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THF. APPLICATIONS

Carried over from previous year .................................... Received during year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

6 82

88 Admitted to the Home during the year ................ 71 Rejected because of ineligibility II Withdrawn by Lodge or Chapter . ".. 3 Pending at end of year ..... ......................... . . . . . . . .. . 3 88 3

Died after admission but before arrival at the Home MEMBER STATISTICS

Members in the Home July I, 1956 Arrived during the year . Died during the year Discharged during the year

. .

Members in the Home June 30, 1957 .. Total members in the Home June 30, 1957

Women 207 47

Men 69 20

Boys 14 2

Girls 11

254 32 2

89 19

16

12

5

5

. 220

70

I

7

11

308

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

MASONIC HOME HOSPITAL

Total number of patients in the Hospital July I, 1956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Total number of patients admitted during the year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Total number of patients discharged during the year. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Total number of deaths during the year ;........... Total number of patients in the Hospital July I, 1957 Average number of patients in the Hospital per day during the year. . . . . . . .. Total number of operations performed in other hospitals

108 273 201 51 133 121 24

OUT路PATIENT DEPARTMENT

Number of patients seen by Dr. Hall . Number of patients treated in clinic .. .......... . .. Total patients treated (includes shots, etc. given in patients rooms)

.

2,341 8,538 10,111

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND-1956路1957

Howard Lodge No.4, New Franklin $ United Lodge No.5, Springfield O'Sullivan Lodge No.7, Walnut Grove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Agency Lodge No. 10, Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyro Lodge No. 12, Caledonia ......................................... Rising Sun Lodge No. 13, Barry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Western Star Lodge No. 15, Winston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memphis Lodge No. 16, Memphis. . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. Clarksville Lodge No. 17, Clarksville Palmyra Lodge No. 18, Palmyra.... . .. . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . .. . .. Paris Union Lodge No. 19, Paris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Havana Lodge No. 21, McFall Wellington Lodge No. 22, DeKalb Florida Lodge No. 23, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Wyaconda Lodge No. 24, LaGrange ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evergreen Lodge No. 27, New Haven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . 51. Johns Lodge No. 28, Hannibal Windsor Lodge No. 29, Windsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

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Huntsville Lodge No. 30, Huntsville Humphreys Lodge No. 32, Humphreys 0•. 0• 00. 0.• 00. 0.. 0.• 0. 0. .. Ralls Lodge No. 33, Center 0 00 0 0. . . . Troy Lodge No. 34, Troy 0.• 0. 0.• 00.00.0 00 •... 0... Hemple Lodge No. 37, Hemple .0 0 00.0 0 0.. 0. 0 Callao Lodge No. 38, Callao 0. 0 0.. 0 0 0.. 00. . . . . .. Bismarck Lodge No. 41, Bismarck 0 0 0 o. Jefferson Lodge No. 43, Jefferson City 0. 0.• 0. 0 0. . . . .. Fair Play Lodge No. 44, Fair Play 0. 0 000. 0. 0 0. Wentzville Lodge No. 46, Wentzville .,. 0 0. 00. 00 0.. 0. . . . . . . . . . . .• Fayette Lodge No. 47, Fayette. 0. 0000 0 0. . . .. Fulton Lodge No. 48, Fulton 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . • . . . . .. Holt Lodge No. 49, Holt 0.. 00. 0 0 00 000. 0 Xenia Lodge No. 50, Hopkins 0.. 0 0 000.. 0 Livingston Lodge No. 51, Glasgow 0 000. 00000. . . . . . . . . . . . Wakanda Lodge No. 52, Carrollton 0............... Weston Lodge No. 53, Weston .. 0 0 , Tipton Lodge No. 56, Tipton 0 0.. 0 o. Richmond Lodge No. 57, Richmond 0. 00 0 0 Monticello Lodge No. 58, Monticello 0 00. . . . . 0.. 0. . . Centralia Lodge No. 59, Centralia . 00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waverly Lodge No. 61, Waverly 00 00.. 0. . . . . . . . . . . .. Vincil Lodge No. 62, Cameron ................................... Cambridge Lodge No. 63, Slater o. • . • . . • . . • . . • . . • . . • . .• Monroe Lodge No. 64, Monroe City 0 0 . . . .. . . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Pattonsburg Lodge No. 65, Pattonsburg 0 00. .. Grant City Lodge No. 66, Grant City .. 00000 0.. . 0 Kennett Lodge No. 68, Kennett 0•................... 0. . . . . . . . . . .. Sullivan Lodge No. 69, Sullivan 0 0000.. 0.. 000000000. 0 0. Savannah Lodge No. 71, Savannah. 0.. 0000.. 00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Gorin Lodge No. 72, Gorin 0 00. 0.. 0 0. 00 o. Eureka Lodge No. 73, Brunswick 0 0 Silex Lodge No. 75, Silex 0 0. 0 0 Independence Lodge No. 76, Independence 00. 00.. 0.• 0.. 0.. 0. . .. Lebanon Lodge No. 77, Steelville 0 0. . . . . . . . . . .. St. Joseph Lodge No. 78, St. Joseph 0 00. . . . .. Jackson Lodge No. 82. Linneus 0•. 0•. 0 0 0• 0000. . . . . • Laclede Lodge No. 83, Lebanon 00' 00. 00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Miami Lodge No. 85, Miami o' 00•...... 0.. 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . • • Brookfield Lodge No. 86, Brookfield .. 00 00 0........ Friendship Lodge No. 89, Chillicothe . 000•. 0• 00• 00• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Russellville Lodge No. 90, Russellville 00. 00 000. . . . . . . . . Perseverance Lodge No. 92, Louisiana 0. 000.. 0 0. 0 0 o. St. Marks Lodge No. 93, Cape Girardeau 0. 0.•..•... 00. 0. 0.. o. St. Andrews Lodge No. 96, Shelbyville 0 0. . . . . . . Bethany Lodge No. 97, Bethany 0 0. 0. . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Webster Lodge No. 98, Marshfield 000. 00. 000 0 00 Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99, Mt. Vernon 0....•... 0. . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bogard Lodge No. 101, Bogard. 00 0.. 0 0 0. . . . . . . . . . Bloomington Lodge No. 102, Bevier .,. 0......•. 0' . 0. 0 0. . . . . . . . . . . ... West View Lodge No. 103, Millersville 0 0............. Heroine Lodge No. 104, Kansas City 00• . . • . . • . . • . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . .. Kirksville Lodge No. 105, Kirksville . 0. 0000 0 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Gallatin Lodge No. 106, Gallatin Greenville Lodge No. 107, Greenville 0 00000. 0 00. . . .. Stanberry Lodge No. 109, Stanberry 0.•... 00. 0.•............. 0. . . . Marcus Lodge No. 110, Fredericktown 0 0 000. 0 Trenton Lodge No. Ill, Trenton Maitland Lodge No. 112, Maitland .. , 00. 0.. 0 0 0 Plattsburg Lodge No. 113, Plattsburg 0.•. 0 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Twilight Lodge No. 114, Columbia 0 0 0 0 Laddonia Lodge No. 115, Laddonia .. 00000 0. . O'

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Barnes Lodge No. 116, Cabool . Helena Lodge No. 117, Rochester . DeSoto Lodge No. 119, DeSoto . Compass Lodge No. 120, Parkville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Triplett Lodge No. 122, Triplett . . Hermann Lodge No. 123, Hermann . Union Star Lodge No. 124, Union Star. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . Gentryville Lodge No. 125, Gentryville . Seaman Lodge No. 126, Milan . Lorraine Lodge No. 128, Ridgeway . Monett Lodge No. 129, Monett . Hume Lodge No. 130, Hume . . Potosi Lodge No. 131, Potosi .. , Farmington Lodge No. 132, Farmington .............. . . Star of the West Lodge No. 133, Ironton . Phoenix Lodge No. 136, Bowling Green . Delphian Lodge No. 137, Birch Tree . Lincoln Lodge No. 138, Fillmore . Oregon Lodge No. 139, Oregon . Amsterdam Lodge No. 141, Amsterdam. . . . Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142, Otterville . Irondale Lodge No. 143, Irondale. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . Modern Lodge No. 144, Humansville ......... . . . Cass Lodge No. 147, Harrisonville Lexington Lodge No. 149, Lexington. . . . . . . Milton Lodge No. 151, Milton . . Linn Creek Lodge No. 152, Camdenton . . Bloomfield Lodge No. 153, Bloomfield Ionic Lodge No. 154, Desloge . North Star Lodge No. 157, Rockport . Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158, Mountain Grove Green City Lodge No. 159, Green City Whitesville Lodge No. 162, Whitesville . Joachim Lodge No. 164, Hillsboro. . . . . Portageville Lodge No. 166, Portageville . . Camden Point Lodge No. 169, Camden Point . . Benevolence Lodge No. 170, Utica Censer Lodge No. 172, Macon .. . . Gray Summit Lodge No. 173, Gray Summit . Point Pleasant Lodge No. 176, Conran . Texas Lodge No. 177, Houston. . . . Griswold Lodge No. 178, Bellflower California Lodge No. 183, California . Morley Lodge No. 184, Morley . Chamois Lodge No. 185, Chamois . Hermon Lodge No. 187, Liberal . Hannibal Lodge No. 188, Hannibal Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, St. Joseph . Putnam Lodge No. 190, Newtown . Frankford Lodge No. 192, Frankford . Angerona Lodge No. 193, Missouri City . Wellsville Lodge No. 194, Wellsville . Carthage Lodge No. 197, Carthage . New Hope Lodge No. 199, Elsberry Sonora Lodge No. 200, Watson . . .. . . . . . Ravenwood Lodge No. 201, Ravenwood . Westville Lodge No. 202, Westville . Brumley Lodge No. 203, Brumley . . Rowley Lodge No. 204, Dearborn Trilumina Lodge No. 205, Marshall . . . . . . Somerset Lodge No. 206, Powersville Clay Lodge No. 207, Excelsior Springs . Salisbury Lodge No. 208, Salisbury .

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25.00 Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209, Poplar Bluff . 10.00 Unionville Lodge No. 210, Unionville ........... . . 10.00 Four Mile Lodge No. 212, Campbell . 25.00 Rolla Lodge No. 213, Rolla . 10.00 . Forest City Lodge No. 214, Forest City Hornersville Lodge No. 215, Hornersville . 25.00 5.00 Hale City Lodge No. 216, Hale . 5.00 Barbee Lodge No. 217, Sweet Springs . Albert Pike Lodge No. 219, Kansas City . 15.00 25.00 . Kansas City Lodge No. 220, Kansas City. . 5.00 . Mystic Tie Lodge No. 221, Oak Ridge LaBelle Lodge No. 222, LaBelle . . 5.00 Ray Lodge No. 223, Camden , . 5.00 5.00 Hamilton Lodge No. 224, Hamilton . . . Salem Lodge No. 225, Salem. . 25.00 . Saline Lodge No. 226, St. Mary's 10.00 . . Cypress Lodge No. 227, Laclede 5.00 . St. James Lodge No. 230, St. James 10.00 Cardwell Lodge No. 231, Cardwell . 10.00 . Polo Lodge No. 232, Polo 5.00 . . St. Francois Lodge No. 234, Libertyville 5.00 " . Sedalia Lodge No. 236, Sedalia .. . 10.00 Rushville Lodge No. 238, Rushville . 10.00 Hopewell Lodge No. 239, Lesterville . 10.00 Palestine Lodge No. 241, St. Charles " . 100.00 Knobnoster Lodge No. 245, Knobnoster . 5.00 Montgomery Lodge No. 246, Montgomery City '" . 25.00 Carroll Lodge No. 249, Norborne . 25.00 Hope Lodge No. 251, Washington , . 25.00 Butler Lodge No. 254, Butler . 10.00 Alton Lodge No. 255, Alton. . . . .. . . 5.00 Shekinah Lodge No. 256, Festus .. . . 20.00 Lodge of Light No. 257, Eagleville . 3.00 / Lodge of Love No. 259, Lancaster . 5.00 . Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260, Defiance 10.00 Holden Lodge No. 262, Holden . 5.00 Summit Lodge No. 263, Lee's Summit . . 20.00 Corinthian Lodge No. 265, Warrensburg . 25.00 Lodge of Truth No. 268, Atlanta . 5.00 Brotherhood Lodge No. 269, St. Joseph . 10.00 New Salem Lodge No. 270, Winfield . 10.00 . 25.00 Solomon Lodge No. 271, Springfield Granite Lodge No. 272, Sedalia . 10.00 St. Clair Lodge No. 273, Osceola . 15.00 Cold Spring Lodge No. 274, Leeton. . . . . 10.00 Grand River Lodge No. 276, Freeman . 10.00 Wm. D. Muir Lodge No. 277, Pilot Grove 5.00 Canopy Lodge No. 284, Aurora. . .. . .. . . 5.00 Earl Lodge No. 285, Coffey . . 2.50 Craft Lodge No. 287, Canton . . 25.00 Graham Lodge No. 289, Graham . . 5.00 Fairmont Lodge No. 290, Wyaconda . 5.00 Edina Lodge No. 291, Edina . 15.00 Lamar Lodge No. 292, Lamar . 10.00 Mound City Lodge No. 294, Mound City , . 5.00 Moniteau Lodge No. 295, Jamestown . 5.00 Sparta Lodge No. 296, Sparta . 10.00 Sampson Lodge No. 298, Lutie . 10.00 Temple Lodge No. 299, Kansas City . 25.00 Doric Lodge No. 300, Elkland. . . . 10.00 . 10.00 Lick Creek Lodge No. 302, Perry . 10.00 Cecile-Daylight Lodge No. 305, Kansas City Ashlar Lodge No. 306, Commerce . 5.00


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New London Lodge No. 307, New London Parrott Lodge No. 308, Maysville Sikeston Lodge No. 310, Sikeston Kearney Lodge No. 311, Kearney Cuba Lodge No. 312, Cuba Pine Lodge No. 314, Bardley Rural Lodge No. 316, Kansas City Osborn Lodge No. 317, Osborn Paulville Lodge No. 319, Hurdland Versailles Lodge No. 320, Versailles Hardin Lodge No. 322, Hardin McDonald Lodge No. 324, Independence Dockery Lodge No. 325, Meadville Linn Lodge No. 326, Linn Cainsville Lodge No. 328, Cainsville Charity Lodge No. 331, St. Joseph Excello Lodge No. 332, Excello Breckenridge Lodge No. 334, Breckenridge Joplin Lodge No. 335, Joplin Blue Springs Lodge No. 337, Blue Springs Herculaneum Lodge No. 338, Herculaneum Fidelity Lodge No. 339, Farley Westport Lodge No. 340; Kansas City Circle Lodge No. 342, Roscoe Moberly Lodge No. 344, Moberly Fellowship Lodge No. 345, Joplin Pollock Lodge No. 349, Pollack Mosaic Lodge No. 351, Bellview Friend Lodge No. 352, Ozark Barnesville Lodge No. 353, Ellington Hebron Lodge No. 354, Mexico Adelphi Lodge No. 355, Edgerton Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 356, Harrisburg Garrett Lodge No. 359, Arcola Hiram Lodge No. 362, Kahoka Fraternal Lodge No. 363, Robertsville Higginsville Lodge No. 364, Higginsville Adair Lodge No. 366, Kirksville Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368, Adrian Composite Lodge No. 369, Doniphan Williamstown Lodge No. 370, Williamstown Nonpariel Lodge No. 372, East Lynne Belle Lodge No. 373, Belle Waynesville Lodge No. 375, Waynesville King Hill Lodge No. 376, St. Joseph Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377, King City Berlin Lodge No. 378, Fairport Billings Lodge No. 379, Billings Queen City Lodge No. 380, Queen City Ionia Lodge No. 381, Eldon Richland Lodge No. 385, Richland Arcana Lodge No. 389, Harris Raytown Lodge No. 391, Raytown Christian Lodge No. 392, Oak Grove Beehive Lodge No. 393, Lawson Gower Lodge No. 397, Gower Carterville Lodge No. 401, Carterville Malta Lodge No. 402, Malta Bend Malden Lodge No. 406, Malden Charleston Lodge No. 407, Charleston Montrose Lodge No. 408, Montrose Louisville Lodge No. 409, Louisville Iberia Lodge No. 410, Iberia

15.00 5.00 . 25.00 5.00 . . 10.00 . 10.00 . 15.00 . 10.00 5.00 . . 10.00 5.00 . . 25.00 . 15.00 . 10.00 . 10.00 25.00 . 5.00 . . 10.00 . 25.00 25.00 . . 15.00 5.00 . . 50.00 5.00 . . 10.00 . 50.00 . 10.00 5.00 . . 10.00 . 10.00 . 75.00 5.00 . . 10.00 . 10.00 10.00 . 5.00 . 5.00 . 25.00 . 10.00 . 25.00 . 10.00 5.00 . . 10.00 . 25.00 . 15.00 . 5.00 . 2.50 . 10.00 . 5.00 . 10.00 . 25.00 . 10.00 . 40.00 . 18.00 . 10.00 . 10.00 / . 5.00 . 10.00 . 10.00 . 25.00 . 10.00 . 10.00 . 10.00 . .

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Appleton City Lodge No. 412, Appleton City Valley Lodge No. 413, Bolckow Greensburg Lodge No. 414, Greensburg Hunnewell Lodge No. 415, Hunnewell Whitewater Lodge No. 417, Whitewater Star Lodge No. 419, Taberville Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, Springfield Samaritan Lodge No. 424, Bonne Terre Green Ridge Lodge No. 425, Green Ridge Glenwood Lodge No. 427, Glenwood Temperance Lodge No. 438, Smithville Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439, Rogersville Trowell Lodge No. 440, Marble Hill Excelsior Lodge No. 441, Jackson Burlington Lodge No. 442, Burlington Junction Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Kansas City Jacoby Lodge No. 447, Darlington Schell City Lodge No. 448, Schell City Belton Lodge No. 450, Belton Forsyth Lodge No. 453, Forsyth Continental Lodge No. 454, Stewartsville Jonesburg Lodge No. 457, Jonesburg Caruthersville Lodge No. 461, Caruthersville Clifton Lodge No. 463, Thayer. . . . . Concordia Lodge No. 464, Concordia Southwest Lodge No. 466, Southwest City Pleasant Hope Lodge No. 467, Pleasant Hope Nodaway Lodge No. 470, Maryville Mineral Lodge No. 471, Oronogo. . . . Pickering Lodge No. 472, Pickering Golden Lodge No. 475, Golden City Mt. Hope Lodge No. 476, Odessa Henderson Lodge No. 477, Rogersville Rich Hill Lodge No. 479, Rich Hill Jewel Lodge No. 480, Pleasant Hill Marceline Lodge No. 481, Marceline Coldwater Lodge No. 485, Drexel Cairo Lodge No. 486, Cairo Lakeville Lodge No. 489, Bell City Vandalia Lodge No. 491, Vandalia. . .. . Daggett Lodge No. 492, McKittrick Lewistown Lodge No. 494, Lewistown Unity Lodge No. 495, Richards Robert Burns Lodge No. 496, Gainesville Jameson Lodge No. 500, Jameson Buckner Lodge No. 501, Buckner Prairie Home Lodge No. 503, Prairie Home Clearmont Lodge No. 507, Clearmont Saxton Lodge No. 508, Saxton Van Buren Lodge No. 509, Van Buren New Hampton Lodge No. 510, New Hampton Skidmore Lodge No. 511, Skidmore Webb City Lodge No. 512, Webb City Senath Lodge No. 513, Senath Granby Lodge No. 514, Granby Galena L~dge No. 515, Galena Gate City Lodge No. 522, Kansas City Spickardsville Lodge No. 524, Spickard Cunningham Lodge No. 525, Sumner Wayne Lodge No. 526, Piedmont Conway Lodge No. 528, Conway ' '" Dexter Lodge No. 532, Dexter Comfort Lodge No. 533, Wheaton

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Columbia Lodge No. 534, Pacific Blackwell Lodge No. 535, Blackwell . Ingomar Lodge No. 536, Willow Springs . Bethel Lodge No. 537, Bethel . Stella Lodge No. 538, Stella . . Winigan Lodge No. 540, Winigan . Mansfield Lodge No. 543, Mansfield . Zalma Lodge No. 545, Zalma Orient Lodge No. 546, Kansas City . South Gate Lodge No. 547, Kansas City ............... . Clinton Lodge No. 548, Clinton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carl Junction Lodge No. 549, Carl Junction . Pendleton Lodge No. 551, Doe Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foster Lodge No. 554, Foster ......... . . . Moscow Lodge No. 558, Moscow Mills Clarksdale Lodge No. 559, Clarksdale Nelson Lodge No. 560, Nelson .... York Lodge No. 563, Kansas City Jamesport Lodge No. 564, Jamesport Tebbetts Lodge No. 565, Tebbetts ... Marlborough Lodge No. 569, Kansas City Republic Lodge No. 570, Republic Hayti Lodge No. 571, Hayti . Rutledge Lodge No. 572, Rutledge . Bernie Lodge No. 573, Bernie . Easter Lodge No. 575, St. Clair . Grandin Lodge No. 579, Grandin . IIImo Lodge No. 581, IIImo . Koshkonong Lodge No. 582, Koshkonong Criterion Lodge No. 586, Alba .... Branson Lodge No. 587, Branson .. St. Francisville Lodge No. 588, Wayland Advance Lodge No. 590, Advance .. La Russell Lodge No. 592, La Russell Union Lodge No. 593, Union . Puxico Lodge No. 596, Puxico . Elvins Lodge No. 599, Flat River . Cosby Lodge No. 600, Cosby . Acacia Lodge No. 602, Columbia .. , Morehouse Lodge No. 603, Morehouse Walker Lodge No. 605, Walker . . Strafford Lodge No. 608, Strafford . Warrenton Lodge No. 609, Warrenton Centertown Lodge No. 61 I, Centertown . Mokane Lodge No. 612, Mokane Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614, Mt. Washington Chaffee Lodge No. 615, Chaffee . Swope Park Lodge No. 617, Kansas City .. Grandview Lodge No. 618, Grandview . . Anderson Lodge No. 621, Anderson. . . . . . . . .." Owensville Lodge No. 624, Owensville . Sheffield Lodge No. 625, Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . Mendon Lodge No. 628, Mendon . . East Gate Lodge No. 630, Kansas City . Archie Lodge No. 633, Archie . Greentop Lodge No. 635, Greentop . Mountain View Lodge No. 637, Mountain View Northeast Lodge No. 643, Kansas City ... Grain Valley Lodge No. 644, Grain Valley . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . Clarkton Lodge No. 615, Clarkton " Elmer Lodge No. 648, Elmer . Parma Lodge No. 650, Parma

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Cleveland Lodge No. 651, Cleveland . Shawnee Lodge No. 653, Warsaw' . Country Club Lodge No. 656, Kansas City Alpha Lodge No. 659, Kansas City Holliday Lodge No. 660, Holliday Clarence Lodge No. 662, Clarence Wardell Lodge No. 665, Wardell OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUAlS

Columbia Chapter No. 17, R. A. M., Columbia West Plains Chapter No. 108, R. A. M., West Plains . Independence Chapter No. 12, R. A. M., Independence Bolivar Chapter No.5, R. A. M., Bolivar. . . . . . St. Graal Commandery No. 12, K. T., Columbia. . . . Albany Commandery No. 60, K. T., Albany . Mountain Grove Commandery No. 66, K. T., Mountain Grove Cape Girardeau Commandery No. 55, K. T., Cape Girardeau St. John's Commandery No. 20, K. T., Springfield . . Calvary Commandery No. 28, K. T., Fulton. . . . . . . . . Victoria Chapter No. 14, O. E. S., Jefferson City Monroe City Chapter No. 390, O. E. S., Monroe City Apollo Chapter No. 424, O. E. S., St. Louis . Hillsboro Chapter No. 71, O. E. S., Hillsboro . Galbraith Chapter No. 282, O. E. S.,路 Waverly Starlight Chapter No. 453, O. E. S., Kansas City Bert F. St. Clair, Noel, Missouri . Adah Shrine No. 25, Washington, Missouri . Ranson A.' Breuer Masonic Association, Gray Summit Bethel No.6, International Order of Jobs Daughters Anonymous Members of Rural Lodge . Otto G. Staffregen, St. Louis . William J. Craig, Springfield, Missouri Arno Franke, Cape Girardeau, Missouri F. C. Barnhill, Marshall, Missouri .. H. E. Carpenter, Calhoun, Missouri William Birkenmeyer, St. Louis Charles K. Rose, Rifle, Colorado .... Robert D. Mann, Kansas City . . . St. Elmo Commandery No. 43, K. T., Bolivar

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EXPENDITURES FROM THE CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND-1956路1957 Thanksgiving $ 799.96 Birthdays . .............................. ............ 307.30 Cash Gifts for July 4 ........... 906.00 Parties' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .................... 63.81 Shows .................... . . . . . . . . .. 340.33 Christmas ................ . " 3,018.54

$5,435.94 MASONIC HOME CHRISTMAS COMMITTE&--1956路1957

Contributions by Masonic Bodies and Friends of the 33rd and 57th Masonic Districts to the Masonic Home Christmas Committee of St. Louis and St. Louis County from August 24, 1956 to September 1, 1957. Missouri Lodge No.1 $ Meridian Lodge No.2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beacon Lodge N o . 3 . . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ... . . . . George Washington Lodge No.9 , . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . .

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St. Louis Lodge No. 20 Naphtali Lodge No. 25 Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 Polar Star Lodge No. 79 Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 Erwin Lodge No;. 121 : Occidental Lodge No. 163 Pride of West Lodge No. 179 Pyramid Lodge No. 180 Good Hope Lodge No. 218 Keystone Lodge No. 243 Aurora Lodge No. 267 Fenton Lodge No. 281 Cosmos Lodge No. 282 Meramec Lodge No. 313 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Cornerstone Lodge No. 323 Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 ,., America Lodge No. 347 Tuscan Lodge No. 360 .. . , , Cache Lodge No. 416 Itaska Lodge No~420 .,... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anchor Lodge No. 443 . , W'est Gate Lodge No. 445 Lambskin Lodge No. 460 Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 " ,., Harmony Lodge No. 499 Euclid Lodge No. 505 Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 Apollo Lodge No. 529 , Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Algabil Lodge No. 544 ., ., ,, Rose Hill Lodge No. 550 , Maplewood Lodge No. 566 , Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 Forest Park Lodge No. 578 Clayton Lodge No. 601 .. , Wellston Lodge No. 613 Brentwood Lodge No. 616 Overland Lodge No. 623 Magnolia Lodge No. 626 , Valley Park Lodge No. 629 ' Tower Grove Lodge No. 631 Freedom Lodge No. 636 ", Triangle Lodge No. 638 , Mizpah Lodge No. 639 Jennings Lodge No. 640 Trinity Lodge No. 641 Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 Shaveh Lodge No. 646 University Lodge No. 649 Pilgrim Lodge No. 652 Commonwealth Lodge No. 654

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Gardenville Lodge No. 655 Progress Lodge No. 657 Purity Lodge No. 658 Theodore Roosevelt Lodge No. 661 Berkeley Lodge No. 667 Missouri Chapter No.1, R. A. M. . St. Louis Chapter No.8, R. A. M Bellefontaine Chapter No. 25, R. A. M Kilwinning Chapter No. 50, R. A. M Oriental Chapter No. 78, R. A. M. . Rabboni Chapter No. 131, R. A. M Shechinah Chapter No. 132, R. A. M Wellston Chapter No. 138, R. A. M. . Cabany Chapter No. 140, R. A. M Hiram Council No.1, R. & S. M York Council No. 40, R. & S. M Jeremiah Council No. 48, R. & S. M St. Louis Commandery No. I, K. T Ivanhoe Commandery No.8, K. T Ascalon Commandcry No. 16, K; T St. Aldemar Commandery No. 18, K. T. . Alhambra Grotto '" Moolah Temple Scottish Rite . Square Club Webster Groves Chapter No. 64, O. E. S Lawrence P. Thesen J. P. Shaefer Theo. Heage . Alfred M. Frager Thom;ls J. O'Connell Members of Benj. Franklin Lodge No. 642 Effie Peckenpaugh Refunds. . . . .

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Total contribUlions-I956-I957 Balance on hand

$ 811.77

$3,768.40

Disbursements 1956/1957

$4,580.17 3,721.08 $ 859.09

Less anticipated cash gifts to Home Family for 1957 Thanksgiving Balance September 1, 1957

600.00 .$ 259.09

DISBURSEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE MASONIC HOME CHRISTMAS COMMITTEE Auqust 24, 1956路September 1, 1957

Sept. 23, 1956 Oct. 21, 1956 Nov. 18, 1956 Nov. 25, 1956

Religious Service, Knights Templar Commandery No. I, No. 16 & No. 18 Religious Service, Jobs Daughters . Religious Service, Mt. Moriah Temple Chapter O. E. S. Thanksgiving, cash gifts and cards to the Home Family


54 Dec. 9, 1956 Dec. 24, 1956 Jan. 20, 1957 Feb. 15, 1957 Feb. 17, 1957 Mar. 17, 1957 Mar. 23, 1957 Apr. 5, 1957 Apr. 14, 1957 May 10, 1957 May 10, 1957 May 19, 1957 June 1, 1957 June 2,1957 June 9,1957 June 12, 1957 June 25, 1957 July 27, 1957 July 12, 1957 Aug. 8,1957 Aug. 12, 1957

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Religious Service, Wardens' and Masters' Clubs Christmas Entertainment, cash gifts, presents, music by Brother Ben St. Onge Orchestra, Santa Claus, refreshments and dancing $ Religious Service, Ivanhoe Commandery K. T. Entertainment, Children to Ambassador Theatre and cash gifts . Religious Service, West Gate Lodge No. 445 Religious Service, Erwin Lodge No. 121 Cash gifts to Home Family . Entertainment, Boys Band and refreshments Religious Service, Progress Lodge No. 657 and Progress Chapter No. 522 O. E. S. Mothers Day, cash gifts and cards . . . Entertainment, Variety Show and refreshments Religious Service, Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 and Webster Groves Chapter No. 64, O. E. S. Outing, Children to Washington State Park, games, meals and refreshments . . Religious Service, Benj. Franklin Lodge No. 642 and Sun Ray Chapter No. 426, O. E. S. Fathers Day, cash gifts and cards . Entertainment, Moolah Temple Band on the lawn and refreshments . . . . . . . . . Candy to the Children . Outing and Auto Ride also, to Fish Fry . Entertainment, Letter Carriers Band on the lawn and refreshments . Outing. Old People and Children on the boat, Steamer Admiral, meals and spending money . Entertainment, Salvation Army Band on the lawn and refreshments . Printing, postage and supplies for the year .

733.13 84.50 600.00 45.85 600.00 57.15

126.04 630.16 70.00 5.00 125.00 19.25 413.60 69.25 142.15

$3,721.08 The Masonic Home Christmas Committee guided and arranged ten (10) Religious Services in the Chapel during the mentioned period. The total attendance 1740, or an average of 174 at each service. We thank the Masonic Bodies, Eastern Star Chapters and Jobs Daughters. for sponsoring the programs and ... bringing these Services to the Masonic Home Family. In addition to the above Entertainments, the Entertainers, Friends and the Committee gave of their talents, time, energy and automobiles gratis. Without this assistance we could not carryon this work. We are grateful to all who helped . . . thank you.


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ADDITIONS TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI ' 1956-1957 George E. Southwick Estate . $106,360.86 Gifts of Fred Mollenauer'路 . . ................................ 20.00 ...................... 50.00 Gifts of Fred Johnson Robert J. Gilbert Estate 49,777.38 . . . . . . . . . .. 103.88 Clara S. Fletcher Estate Irvin R. Timlin Estate .............. 500.00 Herbert S. Thorington Estate .... ........... 500.00 66.50 Gifts of Henry W. Polst William Meyer Estate .......... 500.00 50.00 Gifts of Frank B. Adam Della P. Pauley Estate 500.00 . Jennings Lodge No. 640 ........... ..................... 5.00


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1957

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886路1956 Knights Templar Fund $ 35,114.00 James L. Kirkendall 13,150.00 W. S. Smith Fund 11,730.00 T. W. Higgins Fund 5,000.00 James W. Harris Fund 1,665.74 1,117.60 Masonic Home Certificate Fund Ferdinand Herold Fund 500.00 John B. Croshaw Fund 1,000.00 Jacob B. Gunlich Fund ..................... 1,000.00 Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons Fund 3,000.00 2,500.00 . Grand Chapter Royal and Select Masters Fund T. W. Cotton Fund 1,000.00 Orville A and Maria Haynes Fund 1,000.00 A. M. Hough Fund ..................... 5,000.00 Jacob Lampert Fund 30,000.00 500.00 Mrs. E. Wurz Adolph Gluck Fund 500.00 Parralle Masengale Fund 806.60 ,..................... 1,000.00 Mrs. Lillie F. Fletcher Fund Frederick A. Logan Fund 500.00 Robert Elliott Black Fund 1,000.00 Nathan Schloss Fund 932.83 A. P. Christianson Fund 2,067.91 Agnes Rice Estate 51,096.35 Hugh Hartshorn Fund 2,327.75 William Pamprin Fund ......... 1,000.00 Morgena Peterson Fund ........................ 500.00 Otto E. and Mrs. Grant Howard Fund 1,000.00 General Fund 128,740.03 Julius 'C. Garrell Fund 1,000.00 War Relief Loyal Service Fund ..................... 7,107.50 James W. Boyd Fund ..... ............ 500.00 Ararat Temple, Kansas City Fund 500.00 Mrs. Willie A. Woods Fund 3,000.00 Grotto and Shrine Fund. . . . . .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. 17,056.95 Morris and Ella Leftwich Fund 1,800.00 Mrs. Mary Lynch Fund ....... 1,000.00 A. P. Fletcher Fund 1,000.00 Frank Beecher Fund 1,442.48 A. M. Dockery Fund 1,000.00 Edward H. Meier Fund 500.00 William H. Potter Estate Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 13,305.50 J. C. Jacquith Estate Fund 19,122.61 Initiation Fund . 246,700.00 .................. 500.00 Nicholas R. Wall Fund Abraham Palan Fund ............... 584.70 52,218.75 Bonds from a friend of the Home sold for Maggie Nicholson Fund ......... 550.36 Louisa YOlt Fund ..................................... 500.00 Gustav Bischoff Fund 500.00 W. L. Tamme Fund , 550.00 Erdhaus Estate secured and unsecured 7,665.32 Henry T. Kilpatrick Fund ......... 2,000.00 William A. Hall Fund 500.00 Henry Siegfried 1,000.00 Edward Meyer 500.00


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. ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1956 Charles V. B. Slade Robert F. Stevenson Glen' Marquis Frank L. Schofield D. M. Wilson Mary C. Clapp Samuel Rife Estate Charles Reilly E. C. Robinson B. S. Schwartz .. . Brokett A. Dickson George F~ Bergfield . Sarah B. Coffman .. . Samuel A. Gluck Wellston Lodge No. 613 Richard Sinclair Karl Backrow Robert Lungstras June Lee Cotton St. Joseph Chapter No. 198, O. E. S ',' Marcus A. Loevey . Sam Pian...... W. J. Scherek Myrtle Lodge No. 338 Ludwig Kotany Charles E. Koken Philip Stremmel, Jr. . Boor Fletcher Alphonzo Whipple A. Bolin Fund . M. A. Covey Fund William F. Kier Fund John T. Short Fund Paul Keiser Fund John Oliver Fund J. M. Darrow Fund T. W. Pritchett Fund Annie Martin Fund Comstock Estate Comstock Estate (Doubtful value) Julia C. Norton Fund J. M. Darrow Estate WiJIiam Latham, Jr., Estate John M. Woodson Estate Sol. E. Waggoner Estate Jacob C. C. Waldeck Estate Adam Herold Estate James Vinyard Estate George B. Mi1l~ Estate, Stocks and Bonds . . John Rehrs Estate Wi11iam Russell Estate, Cash William Russell Estate, Bonds and Other Securities Joseph Kronacher Estate William A. Raming Estate Fred Herket Estate Oscar H. Elbrecht Estate, Cash

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9,548.75 14,992.13 1,105.14 1,000.00 528.00 3,405.09 7,548.50 100.00 2,500.00 692.83 1,000.00 500.00 465.89 200.00 100.00 200.00 100.00 286.00 250.00 450.00 70.00 100.00 46.00 310.95 200.00 300.00 137.40 400.00 100.00 400.00 25.00 10,000.00 200.00 2,000.00 371.36 5,000.00 1,000.00 259.98 115,760.97 2,500.00 1,000.00 5,000.00 1,000.00 5,467.91 1,000.00 500.00 211.08 933.24 11,600.00 250.00 1,901.39 4,392.00 431.05 1,000.00 2,000.00 405.86


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1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1956 Oscar H. Elbrecht, Stocks and Bonds Edward F. W. Kaiser . HenryW. Hunning Estate. . . . .., Dr. Louis F. Bode Estate Fred Segelke Estate Charles Geitner Estate William B. Archer Estate James Ward Nixon Memorial . Henry C. Grenner Estate, Stocks, Bonds and Cash Berthold Linder Estate Charles H. Schureman Estate . Charles A. Brown Estate . Ernest Bruneman . A. S. Hudson Estate Myrtle Kipp Estate . John Cunningham Estate .. . Mrs. Pearl Kaiser Annuity Estate of William Modra . George W. Leeak Gift . . Louis J. Brohammer Gift Fred D. Gardner Estate . George H. Woltjen Estate Mrs. Virginia Allen Church Estate (in' memory of Ethelbert Forrester Allen) . . Irvin Levosier Page Estate . . Gift in memory of William T. Coombs . Barbara Seaman Bequest Isador Mendle Legacy Estate of Joseph S. Mcintyre Estate of James R. Anderson R; F. Stevenson Estate . George William James Estate Gerard B. Lambert Mary Huthmaker Estate Estate of William Rothmeyer . Louis Schmidt Estate . William W. Alexander Mrs. Kate Fellers Estate . Fred Mueller Estate . . .................. . Frank Gottlieb Estate Clara Siegel Estate Emma Winkler Estate Clara Ethel Downs Memorial Fund William F. Kuhn Memorial Fund Arthur Emil Koethe Estate Thomas H. Reynolds Gift Edward Kuhn Estate Alva Moog Estate Nicola Zimmer Memorial Fund Emma H. H. Doellner Estate Abraham Romansky Gift Abraham Romansky Estate . Agnes McAdoo Estate, Bond and Cash .. . F. W. Struchen Estate . Harry P. Brown Estate . Mrs. Anna Kern Estate .

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2,780.00 25,000.00 100.00 300.00 214.47 1,000.00 5,085.00 1,000.00 261,502.94 200.00 365.67 1,000.00 100.00 942.84 707.16 16,875.25 5,500.00 6,362.19 500.00 1,500.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 5,000.00 25.00 50.00 100.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 2,103.03 10.00 1,000.00 7.40 37,601.33 50.00 500.00 1,000.00 625.00 100.00 100.00 17,971.36 538.05 1,000.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 5,000.00 1,000.00 100.00 50.00 500.00 250.00 500.00 1,578.00 400.00 10,834.90 6,311.77


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1956 Mrs. Elizabeth Clark Estate . . Gift in memory of Alexan.der Friedberg . . Emma Schumacher Estate . . Gift in memory of Charles Hermann Charles Spraul Estate . Theodore Mueller Estate . Frank Ferguson Estate .. . . Kathryn Lehman . E. H. Lehnbetter Estate . Logan Busby Estate . Etta Mueller Estate . Franklin V. Kemp Estate, Stocks, Bonds and Cash . Louis Duestrow Estate . . . Rosa Ruhland Estate Fannie A. McCarty Estate . Sol Samuel Estate . Fritz William Selleck Estate . Eugene D. Ashbrook Estate . Hugh S. Jamison Estate, Stocks and Cash .. Estate of Louis A. Geserich . William J. Whiprecht Estate Hattie Fuller Estate .. Elzie Fulton Estate .. William Downs Gift . Estate of G. 1. Langenberg . Estate of Virgil L. Muskopf , . Mrs. Earl C. Tuggle Gift . A. M. Freund Estate . George C. Paulus Gift . Bernard J. Kappel Estate . Mary E. Knecht Estate . . Mrs. Anna Nipper Estate Fort Leonard Wood National Sojourners Gift Minnie K. Geller Estate . . Mary B. Chandler Estate . . Iva T. Burns and Lola B. Dickey Memorial Fund Albert G. Keller Estate, Bonds and Cash . . William Kairns Estate . H. O. Hirsch Estate . Mrs. Julia Weber Lewis Estate . F. W. Weinheimer Estate, Bonds, Stocks and Cash Gift of 1949 Wardens and Masters Club of St. Louis and St. Louis County . Gift of William R. Denslow and Wife . Mrs. Rose M. Sizemore Estate, Bond and Cash . Gift of G. A. Buder . Virginia Stroud Estate . Herman Mensendick Estate . John R. Goodall Trust . William M. Pinger Estate . Gift in memory of Frederick Quellmalz . August Anthony Nolte Estate . Gift of Mrs. Katherine Thomas, Queen City Chapter No. 226, O.E.S. in honor of Ray Bond, P.G.M. '" Gift of Robert Lewis Macy . Gifts in memory of Dillman F. E. Wagner .

5,000.00 50.00 17.75 50.00 300.00 5,000.00 1,815.87 2,697.96 1,000.00 6,928.80 6,266.89 46,929.10 20,000.00 49,926.84 2,807.58 100.00 1,040.05 1,000.00 33,420.08 200.00 5.00 917.87 16,189.95 500.00 250.00 400.00 25.00 500.g0 2,000.00 500.00 250.00 84,726.34 100.00 250.00 .5,743.10 200.00 3,239.97 100.00 5,248.76 5,000.00 62,835.55 100.00 100.00 2,295.62 393.99 1,000.00 165.00 1,000.00 555.20 10.00 25.00 100.00 10.00 20.00


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1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1956 100.00 Gift in memory of T. T. Turley and H. I. Turley ... 6,600.00 Edna Ceora Rogers Estate .. John T. Mathis Estate 4,858.52 1,000.00 hank Joseph Arth Estate Aubrey B. Henton Estate . 3,726.55 53,765.48 Rudolph Buhman Estate ..... 500.00 Ernest J. Bunt Estate 1,000.00 John P. Briebel Estate ... 500.00 Mrs. Rose W. Lenore Estate Mrs. Barsha A. Langston Estate ..... 12.333.26 9,783.05 Mrs. Henrietta Pearse Estate .... 1,000.00 Morris L. Binowitz Estate .. 601.60 Edgar P. Schaefer Estate 130,462.56 Angela Campbell Estate .. /10,604.86 Mrs. Lulu Cammann Zamzow Estate 1,299.12 Mrs. Luella M. Willette Estate . Wm. :Frederick Kuhn Memorial Association, in 787.71 memory of Dr. William Frederick Kuhn 2,099.13 Anna L. Gentry Memorial Fund ... 2,000.00 Gift in memory of Val O. Decker and Frances Decker 150.00 Gift of Robert C. Winkelmaier, in memory of Bertha Winkelmaier Gift of Leola Robertson, in memory of George W. Peters 25.00 130.00 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Sallie Simon 26.00 Gifts in memory of John Weiss, Jr. Gift in memory of Emma Krieger 5.50 11.50 Gift of Calvary Commandery No. 28, K.T., Fulton 10.00 Gift of St. Graal Commandery No. 12, K.T., Columbia Gift of Crane Lodge No. 517, A.F. &: A.M., Crane .... 25.00 15.00 Gift of Ferguson Lodge No. 542, A.F. &: A.M., Ferguson 10.00 Gift of Senath Lodge No. 513, A.F. & A.M., Senath ..... Gift of Frank B. Adam . 200.00 150.00 Gift of H. H. Blackledge 20.00 Gift of J. H. Brimer Gift of R. B. Cessna 2.00 Gift of E. G. Corwine 1.00 Gift of Will Doctor 600.00 Gift of C. R. Hinerman 50.00 5.00 Gift of Rudolph Egger Gift of Edward F. Henri 5.00 3.00 Gift of Louis F. Heidorn Gift of Robert Jacobi ... 20.00 Gift of George Mavrematis 100.00 Gift of Robert L. Macy 5.00 5.00 Gift of James P. Moore. Gift of Louis J. Ohler 3.00 10.00 Gift of L. M. Shrum o. Gift of George E. Stowell 5.00 Gift of W. A. Walker .. 50.00 Gift of J. E. Weisenborn 25.00 Gift of Arthur H. Windmocller 15.00 Adele H. Doellner Estate .... 200.00 9,160.44 George T. Mannion Estate Helen Primavesi Estate . 29,152.50 Gertrude French Rouse Estate . 250.00 Reinhold Schenkmeyer Estate 500.00 Thomas Stayton Estate .. 2,683.54 0

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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1956 Otto August Vogelsang Estate 24,545.74 Gift in memory of Mrs. C. L. Alexander 2.00 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Ella K. Falkenhainer 6.00 Gifts in memory of Harry Grimspan 10.00 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Katherina Hammermeister . ~ . . . . 7.50 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Olaf Murray .... ...... 15.00 Gifts in memory of Truman Rose. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 Gifts in memory of Carl Schlapp, Sr. 15.00 Gifts in memory of Cecil A. Tolin 50.00 Gifts in honor of Julian Simon 74.00 Gifts of Members of Erwin Lodge No. 121 5.00 Gifts of Members of Occidental Lodge No. 163 50.00 Gifts of Members of Pyramid Lodge No. 180 56.00 Gifts of Members of Albert Pike Lodge No. 219 13.00 Gifts of Members of Euclid Lodge No. 505 235.00 Gifts of Members of Ferguson Lodge No. 542 67.00 Gifts of Members of Mansfield Lodge No. 543 5.00 Gifts of Members of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 10.00 Gifts of Members of Elvins Lodge No. 599 12.00 Gifts of Members of Acacia Lodge No. 602 3.00 10.00 Gifts of Members of Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Gifts of Members of Jennings Lodge No. 640 .......... 15.00 Gifts of Members of Gardenville Lodge No. 655 8.00 Gift of Clarence W. Crites 10.00 Gift of Dr. Solon Cameron . ',' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.00 Gift of M. L. Gross 10.00 Gift of Albert Hamlin 50.00 Gift of Ray McClanhan 10.00 Gift of Fred Mollenauer 115.00 Gift of E. H. Penton 10.00 Gift of Oscar Schmelig 20.00 Gift of John A. Witthaus 40.00 Gift of Blue Silver Lancers, Moolah Temple .. 250.00 Gift of W. B. Distributors, Inc '. . . . . . . . . . 300.00 Gift of Wm. B. Ittner, Inc. 300.00 Jennie Albers Estate 1,000.00 Minnie Allender Estate ..................... 2,000.00 Max Philip Cohen Estate .. .'.................................. 100.00 Harriet C. Johnson Estate ......... 2,000.00 Minnie Miller Estate 15,000.00 Oscar T. Nitzschmann Estate 43.977.47 Albert Rabenneck Estate .............. 3,247.07 Paul Wielandy Estate 200.00 Elbridge E. Widener Estate 6,615.32 Louis H. Winkler Estate ............... 1,377.58 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Theo R. Appel 5.00 Gifts in memory of .Jerry Bingaman 25.00 .................. 10.00 Gifts in memory of Roy Collins Gifts in memory of Dr. A. F. Gaertner . 5.00 Gifts in memory of Shaw Goolsly .... 5.00 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Mabel McCully 30.00 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Adolph Roeper. . . 15.00 ......... 55.00 Gifts in memory of Karl M. Vetsburg Gifts in memory of Otto C. Steinbrecher '" 3.00 15.00 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Frank Stumm . . . . .. . . . . 10.00 Gifts in memory of W. G. Wood...

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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1956 Gifts of Members of St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 . 10.00 Gifts of Members of Rolla Lodge No. 123 5.00 Gifts of Members of Temple Lodge No. 299 . 2.25 Gifts of Members of Clinton Lodge No. 548 2.50 5.00 Gifts of Members of Wellston Lodge No. 613 . 5.00 Gifts of Members of Archie Lodge No. 633 . 50.00 Gifts of Past Masters of Pyramid Lodge No. 180 . . 100.00 Gifts of Loyal Chapter No. 5Il, O.E.S . 1,000.00 Gift of Frank C. Barnhill . Gift of G. A. Buder . 100.00 11.08 Gift of Richard J. W. Coopman . 10.00 Gift of Clarence N. Crites . Gift of Bernard Greensfelder . 50.00 Gift of Robert Jacobi ......... . . 10.00 500.00 Gift of Richard O.and Margaret A. Rumer . 100.00 Gift of Arlhur C. Schuster . Gift of Sam Silverman . 8.00 40.00 Gift of R. Jasper Smith . Gift of Harry F. Sutherland . 10.00 6,252.58 Oliver J. Christman Estate . 10,000.00 William E. Downs Estatc Adam Hartwig Estate . 500.00 5,000.00 W. B. Hight Estate .. 100.00 August C. Koelsch Estate . 2,315.45 Harriet A. Koestering Estate 14,241.89 Spotwood A. Lcdford Estate 796.64 Minnie Miller Estate 415.74 Robert C. Saunders Estate 2,228.66 Georgia Helen Siddons Estate Mayme K. Withall Estate . 101,624.22 8,884.87 Minnic H. Wylie Estate . 15.00 Gifts in memory of Theo. R. Appel . . 20.00 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Dorothy Johnston Hein 100.00 Gift in memory of Mrs. L. Verne Hosie ..... '.' .. 35.00 Gifts in memory of Debra Jean Lindsey 3.00 Gifts in memory of Joseph A. Osborn . Gift of Lester A. Carter, Jasper Lodge No. 398 ..... 1.00 10.00 Gift of Mrs. N. J. Yeats, for Jennings Lodge No. 640 Gift of Russell G. Murray . f • •• 10.00 Charlotte Schneider Estate . . 2,026.78 100.00 Ida V. Pugh Estate . 500.00 Ike Levinson Estate . Manford Griffith Estate . 500.00 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Augusta Burns .. 10.00 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Kathleen M. Stewart 25.00 50.00 Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Johnson, in memory of their parents


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI REPORT OF THE SECRETARY

July 1, 1956 to June 30, 1957 GENERAL FUND

Income Grand Lodge Per Capita Tax Grand Chapter O. E. S. Per Capita Tax Interest on General Fund Securities Miscellaneous Income

$234,436.79 22,340.50 477.75 346.81 - - - - $257,601.85

Expenses Wages and Salaries $186,730.99 Provisions 115,837,42 Dry Goods and Clothing 4,826.24 Dry Cleaning and Shoe Repair 401.09 Laundry 4,324.21 Fuel 23,298.99 Repairs and Maintenance ......... 1l,074.45 Supplies 34,475.28 Ice 243.91 Electricity 8,072.80 Water 2,619.42 Insurance 4,873.14 Barber 1,199.75 Supplemental Medical Expenses 5,712.73 Federal Social Security Employer's Tax 4,560.52 Education ............................................. 89.97 Directors, Grand Lodge Officers and Advisory Board, Attending Meetings . 2,206.50 Children's Allowances . 136.95 294.60 Carfare . 1,063.13 Telephone . 350.00 Professional Services-Legal and Auditing . 998.75 Printing, Stationery and Postage . . Steward's Car Allowance . . 720.00 Inspection Fees and Taxes . 58.74 Hauling . 297.62 Want Ads . 1,198.20 Petty Cash Expenses . . 931.26 Newspapers . 927.83 Dues and Subscriptions . . 12.84 Safe Deposit Boxes . 27.50 Piano Tuning . 45.00 Miscellaneous . 456.43 341.46 Masonic Home Executives Assn. Convention Expenses Grand Lodge Entertainment . 802.63 Superintendent's Traveling Expenses . 481.48 . Sewer Tax 665.55 189,40 Credit Reports . - - - - 420,546.78 Excess of Expenses Over Income Transferred from Income Fund ..... Net Decrease in General Fund Add Balance on Hand, July 1, 1956

($162,944.93) 130,000.00 . .

. Balance on Hand, June 30, 1957 (-) Denote red figure

($ 32.944.93) 60,448.49 $ 27,503.56


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Receipts Dividends on Endowment Fund Stocks . Interest on Endowment Fund Bonds . Interest on Endowment Fund Real Estate Loans Rental Income, Endowment Fund . Income on Income Fund Securities Received from Members of Home Family . Pensions . Miscellaneous Income Sale of Cemetery Lots ...

Disbursements Taxes and Expenses on Estates . Agent-Endowment Fund-Commissions . Expenses-New Building Fund Campaign '" Income and Expenses-Enright Avenue ApartmentNet......... . . Purchase of Enright Ave. Apartments 51,268.67 Excess of Receipts Over Disbursements Deduct-Transfer to General Fund Deduct-Transfer to Building Fund

$ 235,255.97 .$ 130,000.00

100,000.00 230,000.00

Net Increase in Income Fund .. : .. Add Balance on Hand, July 1, 1956

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

$

Balance on Hand, June 30, 1957

5,255.97 297,280.60

$ 302,536.57

INITIATION FUND Initiation Fees Income on Initiation Fund Securities

Receipts .

$

39,430.00 13,120.51

$

52,550.51

Deduct Transfer to Building Fund

105,000.00

Net Decrease in Initiation Fund Balance on Hand, July 1, 1956 ...

($

Balance, June 30, 1957 ..

52,449.49) 612,682.40

$ 560,232.91 (-) Denote red figure

BUILDING FUND

Receipts Contributions Income on Building Fund Securities ...

...... $ 181,479.77

23,805.11 $ 205,284.88

Disbursements Insurance Expense Loss on Sale of Securities Cost of Building Under Construction

2,757.33 36.25 .... 1,036,776.51 .$

1,039,570.09 Excess of Disbursements Over Receipts

($ 834,285.21)


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOlTR' Deduct

Transfers from Income Fund Transfers from Initiation Fund

$ 100,000.00

105,000.00 205,000.00

Net Decrease in Building Fund Add Balance on Hand, July I, 1956

($ 629,285.21)

Balance on Hand, June 30, 1957 .

$ 600,357.45

1,229,642.66

CHRISTMAS AND ENTERT AINMENT FUND Receipts Contributions

.

5,750.45

$

Disbursements Entertainment and Gifts

5,435.94

Excess of Receipts Over Disbursements Add Balance on Hand, July 1, 1956 Balance, June 30, 1957

.

$

314.51 3,863,24

$

4,177.75

.

. (-) Denote red figure REPORT OF THE AUDITOR

To the Board of Directors, Masonic Home of Missouri, Saint Louis, Missouri. GENTLEMEN: Pursuant to engagement, we have prepared this report preliminary to our formal report of the Masonic Home of Missouri to be submitted to the Board of Directors at a later date. We examined the books and records of the secretary for the period July 1, 1956 to June 30, 1957. Our examination covered the General Fund, Income Fund, Initiation Fund, Building Fund, Christmas and Entertainment' Fund and Endowment Fund. We present the following summaries of assets and liabilities of the various funds as at June 30, 1957: GENERAL FUND Assets Cash in First National Bank Cash in Mercantile-Commerce National BankPayroll Account Cash in Petty Cash Fund . Inventories--Provisions and Supplies Unexpired Insurance . Due from Employees for Blue Cross

.

$

.

6,000.00 200.00 29,306.72 5,784.52 99.75

. . . $

Liabilities Accounts Payable Accrued Social Security Taxes Accrued Withholding Taxes

1,386.37

42,777.36

$ 12,672.41

882.54 1,718.85 15,273.80

Balance-General Fund

$

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INCOME FUND Cash in Mercantile Trust Company . Securitie&-At Cost . St. Louis Union Trust Company-Agent-Endowment Fund

$ 118,329.57

Total--Income Fund

$ 302,536.57

163,924.80 20,282.20

INITIATION FUND Cash in Mercantile Trust Company Securitie&-At Cost

. .

$

Total-Initiation Fund

.

$ 560,232.91

BUILDING FUND Cash in Boatmen's National Bank Securitie&-At Cost Unexpired Insurance

. . .

$

Total-Building Fund

.

$ 600,357.45

22,944.66 537,288.25

66,275.52 529,945.93 4,136.00

CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND Cash in Boatmen's National Bank .

$

ENDOWMENT FUND Real Estate Loans United States Bonds Other Bonds Corporation Stocks : Due from St. Louis Union Trust Company-Agent

. . . . .

$ 510,449.37 38,854.49 888,102.20 1,049,509.60 7,269.69

Total-Endowment Fund

.

$2,494,185.35

4,177.75

The bank balances appearing in these funds were confirmed by reconciling certificates, received directly from the depositaries, with the stated book balances. The investments, as shown in these funds, were verified by examination of the securities, except those of the Endowment Fund, which are held by the St. Louis Union Trust Company as agent for the Trustees. The inventories are stated as shown on the inventory sheets prepared by the management. We have shown the securities listed in the Income Fund, Initiation Fund and Building Fund at recorded cost. The stocks in the Endowment Fund are stated at an adjusted carrying value, which was 15 per cent below market value on the stocks held at March 1, 1949 and market value on the date received on stocks acquired since that date. The bonds acquired prior to January I, 1951 are stated at the value placed thereon by the Trustees of the Endowment Fund at the date of acquisition of the securities by the Horne. Those acquired since January 1, 1951 are carried at cost. The real estate loans are being carried at cost. If you desire any additional information relative to this report, we shall be pleased to have you call upon us. Respectfully submitted, C. K. BENSON & COMPANY Certified Public Accountants


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI MEDICAL STAFF

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Harold E. Walters, Medical Director Floyd Alcorn, Dental Consultant J. P. Altheide, Genito-urinary Surgery William H. Bailey, Ophthalmology William R. Bohne, Orthopedics James Barrett Brown, Surgery C. E. Burford, Urology Stanley S. Burns, Otolaryngology " A. H. Conrad, Dermatology .. , Ralph Cook, Pediatrics " Carl E. Eber, Ophthalmology Edwin C. Ernst, Radiology James Forsen, Surgery Joseph Glenn, Urology Lee A. Hall, Gynecology Robert A. Hall, Internist D. L. Harris, Bacteriology Roland M. Klemme, Neuro-Surgery Charles L. Klenk, Bacteriology Phillip S. Luedde, Ophthalmology R. E. Mason, Ophthalmology Sidney B. Maughs, Neurology Mary Elizabeth Morris, Gynecology R. J. Payne, Otolaryngology Martyn Schattyn, Genito-urinary Surgery George R. Swartz, Neuro-Psychiatry J. Wm. Thompson, Surgery Henry P. Thym, Surgery Roy A. Walther, Jr., Gynecology R. S. Weiss, Dermatology

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES

M. Wor. Brother Ray V. Denslow presented the report of the Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges which was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your committee has gone into an intensive study of three grand lodges not, at the present time, in fraternal relation with the Grand Lodge of MissouriPeru, France (Grand Lodge), and Japan. The study involved much research and the problems encountered are different in each instance. We shall discuss them severally: Grand Lodge of Peru: Freemasonry came to Peru by way of Colombia and after the nation had obtained its independence in 1820. The country lies about midway of the western coast of South America, fronting on the Pacific Ocean; it has a 1400 mile coast line. Here the Andes reach their highest peak (19,000 feet). It was the seat of the Incan Empire and Lima is the capital. The religion is dominantly Roman Catholic and the language is Spanish. There were at least eight lodges there before 1829. A grand lodge was formed in 1831 whose name was later changed to "Grand Orient." At one time it was headed by San Roman, who later became presi-


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dent of the Republic. For many years a supreme council dominated symbolic Freemasonry, but in 1882 the lodges asserted themselves and formed a Grand L'odge of Peru; the native lodges were joined by five lodges working under Scotland. They have, like most South American lodges, had their. troubles; the latest was in 1945 when there was a separation into two elements, both taking. the same name. One was called the Washington group, the other the Mantas group, taking the names of the streets on which their buildings were located. We must condemn certain procedures in connection with this schism; it was not handled as Master Masons should do. But we can only judge conditions as they are now. The Washington Street group holds the original building of the old grand lodge; they have the books and records; they have the recognition of practically all Central and South American countries; their representatives have appeared at our Washington conferences and are personally known to members of your committee; they impress us with their sincerity. Any reconciliation seems out of question. Believing that our recognition at this time would produce greater solidarity of the Latin-American and Anglo-American elements, we have come to the conclusion that, irrespective of what has happened, the interests of Freemasonry demand the recognition of the Grand Lodge of Peru (Washington Street), and we so recommend. Grand Lodge of France: The situation of Freemasonry in France is becoming less chaotic because of the recent interchange of thought between our French brethren and their American cousins. For almost ninety years the Grand Lodge de France has gone unrecognized by the larger portion of the Masonic World. The reason? The taking of the Bible from the Jo'rench Masonic altars. This action was taken, as we understand, on motion of an English cleric, who had the notion that such procedure would relieve the fraternity from criticism of the Roman Catholic Church which referred to the .Freemasons as a religious group. It was a decided mistakel Immediately the Bible was removed, the same critics began to refer to French Freemasons as atheists. Most of the world's grand lodges. following the lead of the mother grand lodge, recalled their recognition, and for more than half a century this condition continued. Then came World War I, when many of our American soldier brethren went to France and there had contact with French Masons-and even French lodges, for was not Freemasonry international? And our soldier boys were not concerned with Masonic regularity, for they had been brought up to believe that a Freemason was a Freemason wherever he lived. And these contacts became closer during World War II. The underground in France (our French allies) had a large per cent of Freemasons in its membership; Masonic halls were thrown open to our brethren and the Masonic chain grew closer and closer. The headquarters of the Grand Lodge of France was thrown open and a Masonic Club given space in the building. All lodge halls were open to the German brethren; food and clothing were given by these lodges to the widows and orphans of German Freemasons. Their action during this period was distinctly Masonic. thinking not of regularity or recognition. By this action they so tied themselves to the later-to-be-formed United Grand Lodge of Germany, that it was difficult for Germany to withhold recognition. There are now four grand lodges operating in France: (1) The Grand Orient, largest of the group, but containing many members whose belief could not in all instances be regarded as distinctly Masonic; (2) the Grand Lodge de France, 8 Rue de Poteaux, second largest of the groups with 218 lodges and 8,820 members; (3) the Grand Lodge Nationale with some 34 lodges and 600 to 800 members; (4) symbolic lodges working under the Great Priory of Gaul, the Scandinavian Rite, with some 7 lodges. and 200 members. We have previously extended recognition to the Grand Lodge Nationale; it is composed of a large element of English, and some few Americans. It is distinctly regular in every way, yet it exists in a country where there are three other grand lodges composed of French people, and its membership is so small as to be almost negligible.


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The Grand Lodge of France, in its desire to become regular, has changed its law so that the Bible is now a required piece of furniture; there may be instances where this is not being done, but we are assured by the Grand Master, Richard Dupuy, known to members of your committee, that charters will be arrested in the event the law of the grand lodge. is not carried out. Many of our American grand lodges recognize both the Grand Lodge of France and the Grand Lodge Nationale; a similar situation exists in Mexico and in other countries. For a time it was thought that the two grand lodges would unite; it was not done, but we do not believe it was through any fault of the Grand Lodge. That the Grand Lodge has high standing is apparent in that their representatives met with representatives of Grand Lodge Nationalc, who expressed a willingness to consolidate. The plan was not carried out, due to the failure of the Grand Lodge of France to accept certain conditions which would have required the united grand lodge to select its grand master for a term of years from the smaller of the two grand lodges--the Grand Lodge Nationalc. We believe the Grand Lodge of France deserves recognition and we so recommend. Grand Lodge of Japan: This is the most recent of the grand lodges to be organized and it was not accomplished without some objection on the part of their mother grand lodge of the Ph iii ppines. Undoubtedly its formation might be regarded as premature, inasmuch as .it was done without anticipating all that might happen in the event a grand lodge was formed. The Grand Lodge of the Philippines had established several lodges in that area-but they were not the first grand lodge to do so. England, Scotland and Massachusetts had lodges there which functioned even before allied occupation. The result has been that there is much feeling between the brethren of Japan and the Philippines, a feeling that is unmasonic and not calculated to add to that harmony of which Freemasons pride themselves. The damage has been done and only the Grand Lodge of the Philippines is in a position to rectify the situation. The Grand Lodge of Japan, according to general Masonic law, was formed in accordance with established principles. As such they should be entitled to recognition by American grand lodges; and especially so since most of the members of these Japanese lodges are our own American soldier boys, and civilians. Should the Philippines insist on their present policy we shall have a situation of several hundred soldiers returning to this country whose Masonic membership is not accepted as regular because that grand lodge has ordered arrest of charters under which their lodges work, a situation which most of these members have had no part in creating. The lodges, and these brethren, are being (unfortunately) referred to as "clandestine" Freemasons. They are not clandestine; their degrees were received in lodges working under charter from a recognized grand lodge; they might be regarded by that grand lodge as irregular for the time being, but certainly not the nasty word "clandestine." So far as we know these brethren have had no chance to defend themselves and prove their standing, such as every Freemason is entitled to. References to "the so-called Grand Lodge of Japan" will certainly not produce harmony. One letter threatens a law suit against the Japanese brethren; another calls them a "clandestine group." But the Grand Master of this new grand lodge sat on the dais during the annual communication of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines, and as late as June 24, 1957, Grand Master Orosa wrote the grand secretary of the Japanese group calling him "My dear BROTHER Margolis," rather queer address for one who in another place is called clandestine. We concur with a Dutch brother, member of a Japanese lodge, who wrote: Assuming for a moment that several mistakes were made and that . . . one or more of these are of a more or less serious character, the question to my mind is, if it would in such a case not .be preferable and more beneficial to try through the medium af friendly persuasion to repair these mistakes rather than merely handing


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out punishment. A Grand Lodge of Japan was formed, and therewith, in a sense, a part of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines was broken off; and regardless of whether we become angry or give in to feelings of sadness, it would be impossible to expect that the piece broken off can be re-attached to the Grand Lodge of the Philippines without showing a visible scar. We believe there are enough sensible brethren in the Grand Lodge of the Philippines to recognize this, to give every assistance to the new grand lodge, and prove to the Masonic world their broad-mindedness and desire to see Masonic harmony in all parts of every nation. It is our opinion that the more recognition granted to the new Grand Lodge of Japan, the sooner harmony will return to the Far East, and we recommend the recognition of that Grand Lodge. Fraternally submitted, RAY V. DENSLOW, HAROLD L. READER, BRUCE H. HUNT, HARRIS

C.

JOHNSTON.

REPORT OF GRAND LECTURER

R. W. Brother Free10n K. Hadley, Grand Lecturer, presented his report "vhich was adopted and is as follows: To the Most W01"Shipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Again it becomes my duty as Grand Lecturer to render a report to the Grand Lodge on the ritualistic condition of the craft throughout the state. Due to the press of time, this being revision year, my report wip be brief. It has been my happy privilege to visit each of the sixty districts in the state. The purpose of these visits is to hold schools of instruction for the officers of the various lodges and all other brethren who are interested in perfecting themselves in any or all parts of the ritual. They also afford the Grand Lecturer an opportunity to check the work of the District Deputy Grand Lecturers and to settle any disputed points. A number of these meetings are held at some central point in the district, but the most common practice is to hold these schools in different lodges in the district each year. This practice seems to create a little more interest and also gives the Grand Lecturer an opportunity to visit lodges that he would not otherwise visit. The attendance at these meetings has been very good with a few exceptions and these were due to inclement weather and ice-packed roads. During my six years as Grand Lecturer, only four meetings have 'been postponed and all were postponed because of weather conditions. Besides visiting each district, I have held a total of twenty-four zone meetings. Twenty with my deputies and four with the instructors of the thirty-third and fifty-seventh districts. These meetings are refresher courses for the deputies and insrtuctors and play a very important part in keeping the ritual uniform and the lecturers proficient. I am happy to report that the Grand Master and a number of other Grand Lodge Officers and Past Grand Masters have attended one or more of these meetings. I appreciate their interest and thank them for taking time from their busy schedules to be with the Lecturers. The Grand Lodge By-Laws require the District Deputy Grand Lecturers to submit a report of their year's work and the condition of the ritual in their respective districts. Their reports indicate an improvement in the proficiency


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of the officers in most of the lodges and also an increase in the number of requests for schools. There are always some lodges that are not on a par with the other lodges in their districts. Each year a special effort is made to furnish these lodges with extra help and instruction. The District Deputy Grand Lecturers are the frame work of our ritualistic structure. Their untiring efforts are, in a large measure, responsible for the progress we have made and are now making in our work. Right Worshipful Brother Charles S. Rutt, District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the twentieth district is a shining example. Through his work with the brethren, every lodge in the twentieth district has members who hold subdivision I certificates. This is an accomplishment equaled by only six other districts in the state. These six were mentioned in my report last year. . Monday, October 29, 1956, a joint meeting of the District Grand Masters and the District D~puty Grand Lecturers was held in the lodge room of the Masonic Temple at jefferson City under the auspices of the Grand Master and the Grand Lecturer. The Grand Master opened the meeting- by addressing both groups of the deputies, giving them an outline of his program for the year. After the address of the GrandMaster the groups divided. The District Deputy Grand Lecturers remained in the lodge room where the remainder of the day was spent in exemplifying a major portion of the ritualistic work. The brethren of the fiftieth district were shocked the evening of january 12 to learn that their District Deputy Grand Lecturer, R. W. Bro. Druary A. Wake had been fatally injured in a traffic accident on his way home from work. Although R. W. Bro. Wake had been District Deputy Grand Lecturer less than a year he had endeared himself not only to the brethren of the fiftieth district but also to many outside the district. More than one hundred Masons were present to pay their "Last Tribute of Respect" which is ample proof of the esteem in which he was held. july 15, 1957, my predecessor Most WorshipfUl Brother Anthony F. Ittner "Passed to His Reward." It was my good fortune to have been closely associated with M. W. Bro. Ittner the last nine years of his leadership as Grand Lecturer. His work as Grand Lecturer is a monument to Masonry that will stand forever. In closing I wish to thank the District Deputy Grand Lecturers, the District Deputy Grand Masters and the Grand Lodge路 Officers for their cooperation and assistance. They work together as a team and to work with them has been a pleasure. Fraternally submitted, FREELON K. HADLEY, Grand Lecturer. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RITUAL

R. W. Brother Freelon K. Hadley presented the report of the Committee on Ritual which was adopted and is as follows:

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge~ A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on-Ritual herewith submits its annual report for the year 1956-57. The Committee on Ritual held two meetings during the year. The first at


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Jefferson City October 28, 1956 and the second at Springfield June 8, 1957. A great number of inquiries have been made concerning a ritual for balloting on petitions. After much discussion it was decided that we should formulate a ritual and ask some lodge to use it. This will give the Committee a better opportunity to see if there is an actual need for one and if the lodges would gain anything by having a ritual on balloting. The entire details could not be worked out in one day's time so it was laid over until the next meeting of the Committee. Since the adoption of the "Cards" for holders of the three parts of subdivision II of the "Certificate Plan," there has been a demand for "Cards" for the holders of subdivision I certificates. The Committee agreed' that we should issue such a card. The details were to be worked out and presented to the Committee for approval at its next meeting. At the second meeting of the Committee, the details an.d final wording of the proposed ritual on balloting were approved. A number of lodges in two districts readily agreed to put the proposed ritual in practice. This will give the Committee an opportunity to make any corrections that should be made and to determine if there is a just cause for bringing it before the Grand Lodge for adoption. The Committee deeply appreciates the cooperation of these lodges. Final approval of the "Card" for subdivision I certificate holders was given. The cards have been printed and will be issued, together with the certificates, to those who pass the examination beginning at the close of the Grand Lodge. A list of the 路members who have received certificates under the "Certificate Plan" the past year, will be printed with this report. We wish to thank our Grand Secretary, M. W. Bro. Harold L. Reader for his cheerful and able assistance. Fraternally submitted, FREELON K. HADLEY, Chairman,

J. HAROLD BURTON,

TURNER A. BARNHART,

L.

MARSHALL HOLLENBECK,

BENNETT KLINGNER, ARTHUR MOTHERSHEAD. SUBDIVISION I-ORIGINALS

No. 2819 2820 2821 2822 2823 2824 2825 2826 2827 2828 2829 2830 2831 2832 2833

Name

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Donald Chester Carter. . . Granite Lodge No. 272 James Clayton Powell. . Jewel Lodge No. 480 Carl Hubert Head... . .Jewel Lodge No. 480 Howard Davenport Watkins. . .. Independence Lodge No. 76 George William Walker. . . . . . Richmond Lodge No. 57 Lester Eli Short. . . . . . . Valley Park Lodge No. 629 John Edwin Bogue New London Lodge No. 307 Lemual Earl Kennedy. . Brentwood Lodge No. 616 William Joseph Hill Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Edwin Roy Fink. . Orient Lodge No. 546 John William Fink.... . . Country Club Lodge No. 656 Lloyd Raymond Bergsieker. . . Harmony Lodge No. 499 Melvin Dean Saxton........ . Bolivar Lodge No. 195 Clyile Austene Ward.. . Centralia Lodge No. 59 Valley Park Lodge No. 629 G. W. Lee Bundren


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Cortis B. Hutchins Fair Play Lodge No. 44 B. R. (Ray) Babb Friendship Lodge No. 89 Charles M. Fugate Memphis Lodge No. 16 James Oscar Cartwright. Northeast Lodge No. 643 Donald James Gerhardt Country Club Lodge No. 656 Paul Gordon Powell Grain Valley Lodge No. 644 Elliott Calvin Swihart. Grain Valley Lodge No. 644 Alfred Wells, Jr Friend Lodge No. 352 Rupert Lysle McCanon Clay Lodge No. 207 Ward Wilson Seaman Valley Park Lodge No. 629 Lloyd Raymond Kerans. . . . . . . . . . .. .Galena Lodge No. 515 Maurice Eldred Votaw Acacia Lodge No. 602 Raymond Lavern Ferguson Columbia Lodge No. 534 Charles Francis Scott Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Shelby Cloyd Hill McDonald Lodge No. 324 David Harve Bucey McDonald Lodge No. 324 Robert Hague Reid Westport Lodge No. 340 Melvin Ray Wilcher Westport Lodge No. 340 Joseph A. Gerald Rolla Lodge No. 213 William Wayne Thomason Friendship Lodge No. 89 Donald Wayne Cook Friendship Lodge No. 89 James L. Brown Friendship Lodge No. 89 Daniel Lee Hite Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Curtis Weaver Felty Neosho Lodge No. 247 Cletus Wayne Tinsley St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Fred Pearson Cainsville Lodge No. 328 Charles Olin Fowler Lodge of Light No. 257 Lawrence Arthur Deyo Overland Lodge No. 623 Clay Ewing Hunter, Jr. Illmo Lodge No. 581 William Burl Rickman Canopy Lodge No. 284 Norman Ray Tallent Freedom Lodge No. 636 George Miller Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 Harold A. McPheeters Twilight Lodge No. 114 Leroy M. Sammer Cass Lodge No. 147 Avery Ernest Foster Liberty Lodge No. 31 Alonzo R. Mottesheard Branson Lodge No. 587 Edward Paul Hutson Sh~veh Lodge No. 646 Friendship Lodge No. 89 A. E. Hoover William Reggan Weston Albert Pike Lodge No. 219 James Eugene Sullivan Independence Lodge No. 76 James Edward Knott. . Moberly Lodge No. 344 Beeler L. Keen. . Wellston Lodge No. 613 George Edward Schloeman Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 Marvin Henry Bruns. . Palestine Lodge No. 241 Ralph Milo Anderson. . . Summit Lodge No. 263 William Ray Jones Twilight Lodge No. 114 Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Virgil L. Pettigrew Harold Vernon Umfleet Maplewood Lodge No. 566 W. W. Noah Cainsville Lodge No. 328 Aubrey D. Brown Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Willard J. Heidbrink Swope Park Lodge No. 617 George A. Duey Branson Lodge No. 587 Everett L. Gloyd Branson Lodge No. 587 Lawson E. Trone. . Branson Lodge No. 587 Walter D. Hart. Swope Park Lodge No. 617 William McHone Camden Point Lodge No 169 Forrest Keith Bland Westport Lodge No. 340 Donald Joe Boatwright. Wardell Lodge No. 665 James F. Strimple. . Forsyth Lodge No. 453 William Ashby Clear Corinthian L~dge No. 265 Lester Martin Holtzman St. Louis Lodge No. 20 Rollin Joseph Ashbaugh Belton Lodge No. 450

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE Orville K. Seever Cass Lodge No. 147 Preston Bank Cornerstone Lodge No. 323 Charles Everett Foster, Jr Charity Lodge No. 331 Robert Duane Bradley Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Thomas R. Bruno, Sr.. . Tower Grove Lodge No. 631 James William Boswell â&#x20AC;˘............. Grandview Lodge No. 618 Sam Martasin. . Rockhill Lodge No. 663 George Edgar Lorenzen. . . . . Anchor Lodge No. 443 Samuel Jacob Hughes. . . .. . Braymer Lodge No. 135 Jordan Frederick Bushman St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Paul Dale Robinson... . . . .. . Clintonville Lodge No. 482 James Aubrey Allen Independence Lodge No. 76 William E. Stewart. Charity Lodge No. 331 Barry James Spencer...... . Charity Lodge No. 331 Kie Audelly Patterson Wakanda Lodge No. 52 Erwin Wesley Nealy Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Ralph Warren Robb California Lodge No. 183 Ellroy Michael Marty. . . Mizpah Lodge No. 639 Charles Reskin Johnson Barnesville Lodge No. 353 Willard Eugene Chilton Barnesville Lodge No. 353 Henry F. Barclay. . Missouri Lodge No. I Charles Lee Proctor Naph tali Lodge No. 25 Earl Edgar Eboe.. . Trenton Lodge No. III Louie A. Wood. . . Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 William Bryd Corwin, Jr.. . . . . . . . .. . King Hill Lodge No. 376 Charles Elvin Divine Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Thomas Simpson Finney Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Marion Eugene Creek. . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Walter Harmon Scott. . . . .. . Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Woodrow Wilson Admire Cecile-Daylight Lodge No. 305 Maurice Taylor Wilson Jewel Lodge No. 480 Estle Leach...... . Jewel Lodge No. 480 William Edward Ricks Jewel Lodge No. 480 Joseph Irwin Smith : Granite Lodge No. 272 Harold D. Malone. . Granite Lodge No. 272 Robert Dean Link.... . Berkeley Lodge No. 667 Robert William Sherrod.. . Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 Henry E. Tanner. . Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 Harry George Snow. . . Buckner Lodge No. 501 Everett Louis Mayberry Independence Lodge No. 76 Elbert Lee Howard Ferguson Lodge No. 542 J. B. Secncrs . .. Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Wilbur Glen Venable. . Buckner Lodge No. 501 William H. Chapman. . . . . . . Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Orville M. Mash. . . . Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Kenneth D. Tharp Sonora Lodge No. 200 Robert Edward Finch Brookfield Lodge No. 86 Charles Paul Dodge Brookfield Lodge No. 86 Laurence Edmond Markham Brookfield Lodge No. 86 Paul Margosian Anderson Lodge No. 621 Raymond C. Beck Mizpah Lodge No. 639 . Eugene McIntosh Barnesville Lodge No. 353 Roger Dean Johnson. . Christian Lodge No. 392 Lee Edward Bozarth. . Christian Lodge No. 392 Raymond O. Brown Clay Lodge No. 207 Arthur Theodore Capps Hale City Lodge No. 216 Audsley McDonnell Ballew Hale City Lodge No. 216 Alfred Clare Taff. . . . . . . . Cainsville Lodge No. 328 Russell E. Krug Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Lonnie Kelley... . Joplin Lodge No. 335 Charles Edward Goodall York Lodge No. 563 Jim Vernon Laswell Fulton Lodge No. 48

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Fulton Lodge No. 48 2958 Frank Wall Hazelrigg, Jr . Fulton Lodge No. 48 2959 Alfred W. Griffith. . . . . . . . . . . . Lilbourn Lodge No. 666 2960 Lester Virgil Stevens, Jr.. . . . Lilbourn Lodge No. 666 2961 Truman Eugene Ward. . Triangle Lodge No. 638 2962 Morris S. Sheeks. . . . . . . Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 2963 Norman Allen Brown. .. . Cecile-Daylight Lodge No. 305 2964 Samuel R. Victor. . Cecile-Daylight Lodge No. 305 2965 Earl Roscoe Manns. . Sullivan Lodge No. 69 2966 Ronald Martin Land... . Clay Lodge No. 207 2967 Edward Earl Mullenix. . Sonora Lodge No. 200 2968 Willis L. Barnhart...... . Keystone Lodge No. 243 2969 Christopher Talbert O'Brien. . Webster Groves No. 84 2970 Ralph Edgar Fisher, Jr.. . DeWitt Lodge No. 39 2971 Ward Carson. .... .. .. . . Jewel Lodge No. 480 2972 Lloyd William Smith. . . . Swope Park Lodge No. 617 2973 Clifford Irvin Carter. . Granite Lodge No. 272 2974 Eugene Waterfield. . Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 2975 Robert Henry Harnacke.... . . Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 2976 George Marvin Kennard. . ..... King Hill Lodge No. 376 2977 Jewel William Pike. . . . . . . King Hill Lodge No. 376 2978 John William Howard. . . Hornersville Lodge No. 215 2979 Edwin Glass Cope. .. . . . . Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 2980 A. L. Bill Tuck. . Palestine Lodge No. 241 2981 John William Brokaw. . South Gate Lodge No. 547 2982 James Edly Waddle. . . . Alpha Lodge No. 659 2983 James Wilson Brewer. . Independence Lodge No. 76 2984 Robert LeRoy Williams. 2985 William Wayne Van Matre, Sr.. . Hebron Lodge No. 354 . Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 2986 Fred T. Meyer.......... . Northeast Lodge No. 643 2987 Carl Doerr MergelI. . Freedom Lodge No. 636 2988 Louis D. LaPlante. . . . . Overland Lodge No. 623 2989 Samuel Gilford Bartram . Lodge of Light No. 257 2990 Alfred Charles Kaestner. . Occidental Lodge No. 163 2991 Walter E. Rosenau. Brentwood Lodge No. 616 2992 Paul MacDonald Frese, Jr.. .. . . Barnesville Lodge No. 353 2993 William Harold Larkin. . . . . Cecile-Daylight Lodge No. 305 2994 Kenneth Boyd Morris, Jr.. . .. . . Barnesville Lodge No. 353 2995 Melvin S. Baker. . . . . . . . Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142 2996 Earl Leslie Momberg...... . .. Lambskin Lodge No. 460 2997 John Wirth......... . .. Fenton Lodge No. 281 2998 Buron M. Keathley. . Gorin Lodge No. 72 2999 Chester L. Hartman.... . Ferguson Lodge No. 542 3000 Normal Edward Gibson. . . . . . Solomon Lodge No. 271 3001 William Earnest Fielder. . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 3002 Kenneth Woodrow Axetell. . Ferguson Lodge No. 542 3003 Jerome Florstaunt Kern. . Hayti Lodge No. 571 3004 Gary Paul Gothard. . . . .. Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 3005 Arthur J. Kuntz. . . Bogard Lodge No. 101 3006 James Wilson Ackerman. . .... Erwin Lodge No. 121 3007 Robert V. McCollum... . .. Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 3008 Wilmer F. A. Buechting. . . . . . Hiram Lodge No. 362 3009 Edwin Leroy Ronner. . Hiram Lodge No. 362 3010 Nolan E. Mattochs......... Kansas City Lodge No. 220 3011 Harold Wilbur Quirk... . .. Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 3012 Robert Simpson Harris..... . Montgomery Lodge No. 246 3013 Ira Dale Noble. . . . . . . . . .. Alpha Lodge No. 659 3014 Harold Raymer Watson. . . . . . .. Putnam Lodge No. 190 3015 Bob M. Robinson....... . .... Putnam Lodge No. 190 3016 Merrill Dean Gregory. . . . Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 3017 Alvin Verral Stewart, Jr.. . . Grandview Lodge No. 618 3018 Anthony Wayne Combs. . Hume Lodge No. 130 3019 James Robert Caskey......

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3020 Donald Lee Brotherton 3021 Paul L. Trullinger 3022 Harry Dean Crocker 3023 Robert E. Arfsten 3024 Harry E. Ball 3025 -James D. Lollar 3026 Herrell Wesley Stump...... 3027 Sidney Edward MuehL.. . 3028 Morris E. Notgrass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3029 Carl L. McClellan 3030 Harry M. Box.. . 3031 Joseph Melvin Bruce.. 3032 Bob Lee Smith 3033 Joe Wayne Storey.. .

Orient Lodge No. 546 Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 Solomon Lodge No. 271 Country Club Lodge No. 656 Montgomery Lodge No. 246 Western Star Lodge No. 15 ..Westport Lodge No. 340 Daggett Lodge No. 492 .. Hayti Lodge No. 571 Putnam Lodge No. 190 Compass Lodge No. 120 .Salem Lodge No. 225 Wellsville Lodge No. 194 Triangle Lodge No. 638

SUBDIVISION I-FIRST RENEWALS

No.

Name

Lodge . ... Acacia Lodge No. 602 Laurence Woodrow Stanley. . . Richmond Lodge No. 57 Clyde Milton Shortell... . . . . . Richmond Lodge No. 57 Harry Claudelvin Dunham. Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Crawford Dudley........... . Meramec Lodge No. 313 Clay Bixler Kennett Lodge No. 68 Gene W. Slinkard. . . . . . Senath Lodge No. 513 Wilbur S. Crockett. .Weston Lodge No. 53 Ronald Walfred Rudeen..... East Gate Lodge No. 630 R. Dale Ward............... . .. Moberly Lodge No. 344 Lemuel Blackburn............. .. Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99 Glenn Jackson Lyon Fair Play Lodge No. 44 Zeno Ransom Keay Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 Tillman Ellis Keay. . Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 Russell Henry Ritter, Jr.. . .. Summit Lodge No. 263 Tom Brown Prettyman. . . . .. . Cass Lodge No. 147 Oscar Martin Seiden....... . St. Louis Lodge No. 20 Nathan Margulis St. Louis Lodge No. 20 Owen Dudley Carter Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40 Robert F. Bryson Fidelity Lodge No. 339 Leo Donald Lindsey. . .. Ionic Lodge No. 154 George E. Shores. . . . . . . . . . . ... Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Ray Eugene McClaran, Jr.. . Independence Lodge No. 76 Clayton D. Bruce........... . Unionville Lodge No. 210 Arthur Richard Cullor. . Unionville Lodge No. 210 Joe Laclede Allen. . . McDonald Lodge No. 324 Fred Lee Miller. Raytown Lodge No. 391 John Lewis Knipker. . Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 John T. Steele, . . . . . . . . . .. Independence Lodge No. 76 Harold N. Painter. . Granite Lodge No. 272 Howard Cline... . Chaffee Lodge No. 615 Walter F. Boll .. , Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 Bernard Eugene Owens. .Jennings Lodge No. 640 Waldo Tally Summerskill Marlborough Lodge No. 569 Harold M. Krieg , St. Andrews Lodge No. 96 Robert E. Ramsey St. Marks Lodge No. 93 Virgil Carl Moore Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Louis John Wallenbrock Palestine Lodge No. 241 Jack Weldon Herndon Twilight Lodge No. 114 Carlyle Russell Humphreys Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Frank J. Ernst Golden Lodge No. 475 Thomas E. Frink Forsyth Lodge No. 453 Thurman R. Nelson Caruthersville Lodge No. 461 Theodore T. Martin Caruthersville Lodge No. 461

A 977 Gerald Thomas Ward. A A A A

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A A A A A A A A A A A A

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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Harley W. Craig Ionia Lodge No. 381 Bealor Ross Tharp , Alton Lodge No. 255 Wm. H. Shuey Unionville Lodge No. 210 Murl E. Husted Unionville Lodge No. 210 Perry W. Porter. . .. Unionville Lodge No. 210 Clintonville Lodge No. 482 C. A. Hendricks Russell Thomas Schwarz Anchor Lodge No. 443 Harry G. Marshall Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Billy Gene O'Neal Republic Lodge No. 570 John Mitchell Arrington Republic Lodge No. 570 Earl Raymond Moriset. Solomon Lodge No. 271 Abe Press Heroine Lodge No. 104 Donald Lewis Miller. . Hebron Lodge No. 354 Robert L. Leeper Trilumina Lodge No, 205 Taylor Hook Barbee Lodge No. 217 Glenn Eugene Moon Valley Park Lodge No. 629 Zack Major Dunbar Solomon Lodge No. 271 James Garrett Magee. . New Hampton Lodge No. 510 Otto Christopher Young , Union Lodge No. 593 Ezra Moses Blevins Union Lodge No. 593 Aubrey Austin Gentry. . Trenton Lodge No. III Glenn Harter Boyles Friendship Lodge No. 89 Ora C. Misner Western Star Lodge No. 15 John William Greer. . . Webster Lodge No. 98 Hanson E. Ware North Star Lodge No. 157 Frank Leroy Messmer Alpha Lodge No. 659 Webster Penn Clark Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Anton Frank Hermes Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Harris Maupin, Jr Hebron Lodge No. 354 Roland Edward Miller Valley Park Lodge No. 629 Arthur Berge Pratt, Jr Westport Lodge No. 340 Robert Clarence Morgan. . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Clay Henry King Mt. Zion Lodge No. 327 Marshall Monte Te.rrell, Jr Raytown Lodge No. 391 Leo G. Whitaker .. ' Trenton Lodge No. III Donald LeRoy Crawford Tren ton Lodge No. III Edward Hubert Brown Mount Hope Lodge No. 476 Walter C. Pape Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Frank G. Watson Craft Lodge No. 287 Orville Carl Smith ' Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 William E. Jamieson ' Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 Ivan Ray Sumpter King Hill Lodge No. 376 Herbert Martin Ramsey Rockhill Lodge No. 663 Jesse James Tartar Composite Lodge No. 369 John Franklin Daugherty Bernie Lodge No. 573 George D. Abernathy Bernie Lodge No. 573 Charles W. Brawner ' Albert Pike Lodge No. 219 John S. Stillwell Putnam Lodge No. 190 Norman Edward Hertzig, .. ( Hardin Lodge No. 322 Peter Vukich, , Trinity Lodge No. 641 John Carder Oliver,., Carthage Lodge No. 197 William Lynn O'Dell, . , . , . , East Gate Lodge No. 630 Northeast Lodge No. 643 Sylvanus Boyd Rinehart Charles R. Kisor Jennings Lodge No. 640 Jennings Lodge No. 640 Alvin Neidhardt Eugene Emmett McFarland Hermon Lodge No. 187 at Liberal Harold Frederick Krummel. Monroe Lodge No. 64 Robert Burris Nickell Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Alfred W. Kuenzle Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 Robert Willard Jones Montgomery Lodge No. 246 George Burnett Puckett. Westport Lodge No. 340 Ralph Dale路 Rehm.: Advance Lodge No. 590

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099

Melvin LeRoy Fraley. . Cass Lodge No. 147 John I. Williams Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 Samuel Howard Crow, Jr Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 Donald Ivan Dunlap. . .. Western Star Lodge No. 15 Maurice Guy Nolte Northeast Lodge No. 643 Joe T. Parrish...... . Putnam Lodge No. 190 George McKinley Whiteley. . Jefferson Lodge No. 43 Hadley Tipton White Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Buell Edmund Skouby . Salem Lodge No. 225 Chester M. Turley. . . ... Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 George Hubert Stancil. . .. Branson Lodge No. 587 David Oscar Morrow. . Montgomery Lodge No. 246 John Robert Bridges Higginsville Lodge No. 364 Arnold Jasper Weeks Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 Albert H. Tade. . . . . . . . Adair Lodge No. 366 Harbor Adran Gladden East Gate Lodge No. 630 Amos Leroy Bright, Jr. Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 SUBDIVISION I-SECOND RENEWALS

No. B 342 B 343 B 344 B 345 B 346 B 347 B 348 B 349 B 350 B 351 B 352 B 353 B 354 B 355 B 356 B 357 B 358 B 359 B 360 B 361 B 362 B 363 B 364 B 365 B 366 B 367 B 368 B 369 B 370 B 371 B 372 B 373 B 374 B 375 B 376

Name Lodge Hilrey Oden Hamilton. . Northeast Lodge No. 643 Roy A. Rusk. . Carthage Lodge No. 197 Steele Anderson Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Howard L. Martin Caruthersville Lodge No. 461 Franklin Caldwell Kindred. . Caruthersville Lodge No. 461 Harry Woodrow Shapiro. . Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 Eldie Andrew Clinton .. Maplewood Lodge No. 566 David H. Davis. . East Gate Lodge No. 630 Orrin L. Mark. . Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Ray Neff.......... . St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Claude W. Dunnaway Versailles Lodge No. 320 Wayne A. Sharp Craig Lodge No. 606 Oren Rex Orr. . Vincil Lodge No. 62 Virgil S. Beavers. . . . Fenton Lodge No. 281 George Aldeon Moody Caruthersville Lodge No. 461 Henry Vinton Banta .,. . . Northeast Lodge No. 643 Charles E. McQuitty. . King Hill Lodge No. 376 George Edward Rector . Ferguson Lodge No. 542 George K. Jackson..... . King Hill Lodge No. 376 William Walter Gray South Gate Lodge No. 547 Gayle S. Oller Hebron Lodge No. 354 David L. Fear. . Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Elisha Harry Young. . Fenton Lodge No. 281 Charles Dean Sharp Solomon Lodge No. 271 Elmer Bryan Ridont. East Gate Lodge No. 630 Fred William Kocher Shekinah Lodge No. 256 Roy Alvin Kurrelmeyer. . .. Brentwood Lodge No. 616 William Wesley Knibb. . Gardenville Lodge No. 655 Albert Leroy Bougher York Lodge No. 563 George W . Terrill. . . . . . Galla tin Lodge No. 106 Arthur Lee Hall. . . . . . . . Orient Lodge No. 546 Ralph E. Haskell...... . Carroll Lodge No. 249 Walter John Hartman. . . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Wm. H. Luttrell. Brentwood Lodge No. 616 Richard Robert Johnson Jennings Lodge No. 640 B 377 Darrell G. Elam Brentwood Lodge No. 616 B 378 Joseph L. McFadin.. . United Lodge No.5 SUBDIVISION I-THIRD RENEWALS

No. C 94

Name William Grayson Mills

Ladge ..... Orient Lodge No. 546

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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Lawson M. Branham Sylvan Alton Barton Waldemar Henry Sudbrock Milton Jackson Daily Frank Estes Markillie Othal D. McFarland. .. . Oran J. Holdman. . I. Marshall Hollenbeck Charles Goodman A. Lincoln Greene Gazawell Harold Cline Philip D. Trainer Frank M. Brunscher Kenneth Avelle Williams Rex L. Brooks William Presley Mathews Ralph Braden Trussell... James H. Sivells Willie R. Koelling Rolla A. Hemphill Francis Adelbert Ely Harry Morrison Noland Dowell Hays William W. Forrester Gervis H. Thurman George Hiram Merrymon. . . Turner A. Barnhart.

East Gate Lodge No. 630 Wellston Lodge No. 613 Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Eureka Lodge No. 73 Orient Lodge No. 546 Ionic Lodge No. 154 Samaritan Lodge No. 424 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Polar Star Lodge No. 79 Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Clinton Lodge No. 548 Bogard Lodge No. 101 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Bogard Lodge No. 101 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Howard Lodge No.4 Algabil Lodge No. 544 Monroe Lodge No. 64 Jackson Lodge No. 82 Grandview Lodge No. 618 East Gate Lodge No. 630 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 . . Tuscan Lodge No. 360 Acacia Lodge No. 602

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SUBDIVISION I-FOURTH RENEWALS

Name

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Lodge

Bruce H. Hunt. Joseph A. Anway.. . . . . . . . . . Archie Louis Fox. . . . . Julius R. Edwards Arno C. Cooper William H. Cox Walter Marvin Rayburn Cecil Warren Kirby Alonzo A. Harrison Ernest T. Scofield Harry William Janes Charlie Smith Hicks Fred Oren Wade Arthur W. Rauch Joseph W. Moore John Bennett Klingner Ray V. Denslow Everett W. Torreyson Alfred Arthur Mitchell Kai Holst Thorn ton Jennings George Franklin Prater Orville Abernathy Richard H. Kerr. . . . . . . . . . John LaVerne O'Brien Emerson O. Boggess. .

Adair Lodge No. 366 . .. Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Rural Lodge No. 316 Centralia Lodge No. 59 West Gate Lodge No. 445 Gate City Lodge No. 522 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Northeast Lodge No. 643 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Adair Lodge No. 366 Gate City Lodge No. 522 Monroe Lodge No. 64 Friend Lodge No. 352 Cache Lodge No. 416 Putnam Lodge No. 190 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 42~ Trenton Lodge No. III Hebron Lodge No. 354 Hebron Lodge No. 354 Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 Clinton Lodge No. 548 Carthage Lodge No. 197 Pythagoras Lodge No. 383 . Rolla Lodge No. 213 Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Liberty Lodge No. 31

SUBDIVISION 2-CARDS PART

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Robert Walter Crow

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE James R. Riley. . . . . .. . Pomegranatc Lodge No. 95 James William Nash. . . ' Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 Turncr A. Barnhart... . Acacia Lodge No. 602 Morgan Wilson Owens Bolivar Lodgc No. 195 Paul Olen Erwin Carthage Lodge No. 197 Joy L. Ortloff Carthage Lodge No. 197 Donald Lewis Miller. . . . . . . . . Hebron Lodge No. 354 William Anthony Mudd. . Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 Edwin B. Hawkins...... . Higbee Lodge No. 527 Robert Joseph Fry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . '" Clarence Lodge No. 662 Edward Raymond Dox Monroe Lodge No. 64 James Harold Burton Valley Park Lodge No. 629 Lloyd R. Bergsieker Harmony Lodge No. 499 Fred H. Roam Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99 Raymond Edward Lee. . . . . . .. Acacia Lodge No. 602 J. B. Thomas Fergerson. . Gate City Lodge No. 522 Dan W. Krumsiek Trilumina Lodge No. 205 George Burnett Puckett Westport Lodge No. 340 John H. Hicks . . Laclede Lodge No. 83 James Dempsey Hurst. Neosho Lodge No. 247 Frank Keller Roy, Jr Gate City Lodge No. 522 John Edward Reece Seaman Lodge No. 126 Charles W. Dalman. . . . . . Gate City Lodge No. 522 Hanson E. Ware North Star Lodge No. 157 James Woodrow Dougan Rosendale Lodge No. 404 Ray Neff St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Hugh B. Barden Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Abe Press........... . . . Heroine Lodge No. 104 Henry F. Barclay. . . . . . . . . . . . Missouri Lodge No. I Earl Raymond Moriset Solomon Lodge No. 271 Virgil S. Beavers.. . .. Fenton Lodge No. 281 Ralph H. Davis..... . . . Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 Daniel Lee Hite Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Taylor Hook Barbee Lodge No. 217 Lonnie Kelley Joplin Lodge No. 335 Ernest Lee Baumgardner Modern Lodge No. 144 Robert Emmett Keerns Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Farris E. Myers Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Delbert Ivan Scott Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Woodrow Wilson Admire. . Cecile-Daylight Lodge No. 305 Russell J. Rowe. . . . . . . . . Perseverance Lodge No. 92 George Robert Clift..... . . Hazelwood Lodge No. 459 Evert Leroy Love. . . . . . . . . . . .. . Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 Harold Kenneth Campbell... . Hazelwood Lodge No. 459 Robert Lee Wilson Fenton Lodge No. 281 Elmer John Rohr University Lodge No. 649 Freelon K. Hadley St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Bruce H. Hunt Adair Lodge No. 366 Jasper Hubert Anderson Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 Manley Charles Vanzant. . . . . . . . . . . . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Virgil Carl Moore Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Harry H. Carr Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Ralph O. Fritts Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 Ralph 1. Morgan Sedalia Lodge No. 236 Ralph Warren Robb California Lodge No. 183 J. Earl Landes Shekinah Lodge No. 256 John R. Walker Walker Lodge No. 605 Otto A. Brunkhorst Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142 William Edward Jamieson. . . Zeredatha路 Lodge No. 189 Paul Margosian Anderson Lodge No. 621 Louis Hershel Large East Gate Lodge No. 630 Glenn V. Bulla .. ' Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377

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.. York Lodge No. 563 Canopy Lodge No. 284 Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99 . . Maplewood Lodg~ No. 566 .St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 .St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Gate City Lodge No. 522 . . Northeast Lodge No. 643 . Northeast Lodge No. 643 Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 . Hebron Lodge No. 354 .. Algabil Lodge No. 544 .

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Name Lodge James Travis Childress. .St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Joseph Moore Hampton. . Monroe Lodge No. 64 Sidney Shear. . St. Louis Lodge No. 20 John Edward Adams. . . . . . . . .. Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Edgar Raphiel Davenport. . . . . .. Centralia Lodge No. 59 James Alfred Kennedy. Lodge of Light No. 257 William Osa Swanson. . . . ... Twilight Lodge No. 114 Joy L. Ortloff Carthage Lodge No. 197 Paul Olen Erwin Carthage Lodge No. 197 James Dempsey Hurst. Neosho Lodge No. 247 Edward Raymond Cox. . . . . . . . . . . . Monroe Lodge No. 64 Edwin B. Hawkins. . . Higbee Lodge No. 527 James Harold Burton. . . . Valley Park Lodge No. 629 Trueman D. Boone ... St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 William Burl Rickman .Canopy Lodge No. 284 Jack Richard Strosnider. . Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 James Ernest Blackmore Acacia Lodge No. 602 Wilbur Ronald Enns,. . Acacia Lodge No. 602 Frank V. Jones. . . . . . . . California Lodge No. 183 George Burnett Puckett. . . . . . . . . . . .. Westport Lodge No. 340 F.ay Edwin Haywood o' .. Easter Lodge No. 575 Robert Walter Crow. . Northeast Lodge No. 643 Evert L. Love Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 William Wesley Knibb Gardenville Lodge No. 655 Arthur Richard Cullor Unionville Lodge No. 210 Hazelwood Lodge No. 459 George Robert Clift Hanson E. Ware North Star Lodge No. 157 Ray Nelf. . ... St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Abe Press Heroine Lodge No. 104 Taylor Hook Barbee Lodge No. 217 Daniel W. Krumsiek oTrilumina Lodge No. 205 Leonard Virgil Bowers United Lodge No.5 Virgil S. Beavers Fenton Lodge No. 281 Tom J. Collier Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Lonnie Kelley Joplin Lodge No. 335 . Ernest Le'e Baumgardner Modern Lodge No. 144 Hugh H. Barden .... Ferguson Lodge No. 542 James H. SivcIls. . .. . Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Russell J. Rowe... . Perseverance Lodge No. 92 Virgil Carl Moore............... Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Robert Joseph Fry Clarence Lodge No. 662 William H. Chapman Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Gilbert E. Horstman Triangle Lodge No. 638 Elmer John Rohr. . University Lodge No. 649 George A. Ramey~......... . Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99 0

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE Charles Price Woods...... . Henry Vinton Banta Thurman R. Nelson Freelon K. Hadley Bruce H. Hunt. Morris Sheeks Woodrow Wilson Admire. . . . . . . . . . William V. McCollum Manley Charles Vanzant Earl Raymond Moriset J. Earl Landes William A. Clear. . ..: John R. Walker. . Otto A. Brunkhorst Paul Margosian Louis Hershel Large. . Glenn V. Bulla Avery Wilson Griffey James Edward Knatt Walter Glenn McCain William H. Cox

Northeast Lodge No. 643 Northeast Lodge No. 643 Caruthersville Lodge No. 461 St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Adair Lodge No. 366 Triangle Lodge No. 638 Cecile-Daylight Lodge No. 305 Solomon Lodge No. 271 . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Solomon Lodge No. 271 Shekinah Lodge No. 256 Corinthian Lodge No. 265 Walker Lodge No. 605 Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142 Anderson Lodge No. 621 East Gate Lodge No. 630 Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 Maplewood Lodge No.路566 Moberly Lodge No. 344 St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Gate City Lodge No. 522

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Roy Edwin Haywood Easter Lodge No. 575 Woodrow Wilson Admire Cecile-Daylight Lodge No. 305 Ralph Harold Davis Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 Oscar Harvey Koirtjohann.. . Hope Lodge No. 251 FreeIon K. Hadley. . St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Charles E. Elston. . . . . .Jennings Lodge No. 640 Robert Walter Crow. . . . . . Northeast Lodge No. 643 Edwin Bennett, Jr........ . Jennings Lodge No. 640 Elmer John Rohr University Lodge No. 649 Richard L. Kieffer. . . . . . . . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Webster Penn Clark. . . . . . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Bruce H. Hunt. . . . . . . Adair Lodge No. 366 . Manley Charles Vanzant Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Claude W. Dunnaway.. . Versailles Lodge No. 320 Ralph 1. Morgan...... . Sedalia Lodge No. 236 Evert Leroy Love. . Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 J. Earl Landes. . Shekinah Lodge No. 256 John R. Walker. . . . . Walker Lodge No. 605 Otto A. Brunkhorst. . Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142 Louis Ijcrshel Large. . East Gate Lodge No. 630 Glenn V. Bulla..... . Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 William E. Jamieson Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 Paul Margosian............. . Anderson Lodge No. 621 Arthur Gene Page Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99 Everett W. Torreyson. . . . . . Hebron Lodge No. 354 Avery, Wilson .Griffey ... . .. Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Trueman Damel Boone. . St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Walter Glenn McCain. . St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Walter John Hartmann Maplewood Lodge No. 566 William Arthur Bramble. . Hebron Lodge No. 354 Charles B. Myers....... . . Edina Lodge No. 291 Ernest Byron McCormick. . Anchor Lodge No. 443 William Lewis Bear York Lodge No. 563 J. Bennett Klingner.. . Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 William H. Cox. .. .. . Gate City Lodge No. 522 Ray V. Denslow. . . . . . Trenton Lodge No. III George T. Logeman Gate City Lodge No. 522 Leonard Virgil Bowers United Lodge No.5 REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS

M. W. Brother William J. Craig, Chairman, 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. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee has listened with much interest to the Grand Master's address and after carefully reviewing it, report as follow: We congratulate the Grand Master on the fine administration that he has given this Grand Lodge during the past year. His record of visitations is indeed remarkable, extending to all Districts in the State and numerous formal lodge meetings, informal meetings and lodge halls inspected. Unquestionably these visitations have done this Grand Lodge and the lodges and Districts visited much good. They will long be remembered by the brethren. The Grand Master's Masonic philosophy as expressed at the beginning of his address and as brought out in his recommendations is worthy of serious consideration. While it has been the rule of this Grand Lodge that lodge funds should not be expended for extraneous purposes, yet as he points out "we each one have a personal responsibility to those around us that cannot be discharged merely by a cash donation to organized charity." The number of cornerstone ceremonies over which the Grand Master presided


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and for which dispensations were issued is evidence that these ceremonies are still valued and desired throughout the State. It is gratifying to note that the lodges over the State generally appear to be in a healthy condition and doing good work. We endorse the Grand Master's suggestions with reference to consolidation of some weaker lodges with stronger ones; we also agree that the question of increase in dues should be considered by those lodges whose dues are not sufficient to meet necessary obligations. We concur in the Grand Master's position with reference to inter-lodge visits with other jurisdictions. The recommendations made are food for serious thought and should be given careful consideration. We recommend that the section of the Grand Master's address on necrology be referred to that committee, that the portions covering the decision rendered, dispensations authorized and healing orders be referred to the Committee qn Jurisprudence and that any portion pertaining to finance be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. Again we congratulate and commend the Grand Master for the fine administration that he has given the Fraternity, and for his zeal and untiring efforts in behalf of Freemasonry. Fraternally submitted, WM. J. CRAIG, Chairman, HAROLD L. READER, W. F. WOODRUFF, RAY V. DENSLOW, HOMER L. FERGUSON, FORREST C. DONNELL, HARRY F. SUNDERLAND,

FRANK C. BARNHILL,

JAMES W. SKELLY,

RICHARD O. RUMER,

J. M. BRADFORD,

J. M. SELLERS,

M. E. EWING,

W. W. MARTIN,

BYRNE E. BIGGER,

HARRIS

ORESTES MITCHELL, JR.,

WM. R. GENTRY.

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JOHNSTON,

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIEF AND CHARITY

R. W. Brother Claude T. Wood, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Relief and Charity, which was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri.' The Relief and Charity Committee has had a number of new cases to consider in the last twelve months, as well as reviewing the old ones. Your Committee has considered each case very carefully, and hope we have been fair and charitable in each case. There were 21 Lodges assisted and 21 individuals. The individuals consisted of fourteen men and seven widows. The following is a list of Lodges assisted and the amount of appropriations to each Lodge: Ashland Lodge No. 156, Ashland . Cecile-Daylight Lodge No. 305, Kansas City Charleston Lodge No. 407, Charleston Clinton Lodge No. 548, Clinton ... Comfort Lodge No. 533, Wheaton Eldorado Lodge No. 318, Luray . . Fellowship Lodge No. 345, Joplin . Green Ridge Lodge No. 425, Green Ridge . Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Kansas City . Lock Springs Lodge No. 488, Lock Springs Meridian Lodge No.2, St. Louis . Mizpah Lodge No. 639, St. Louis : .. :....... Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40, St. Louis

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Paulville Lodge No. 319, Hurdland Pride of the West Lodge No. 179, St. Louis Richland Lodge No. 385, Richland .. Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southwest Lodge No. 466, Southwest City Waynesville Lodge No. 375, Waynesville Westgate Lodge No. 445, St. Louis . Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, St. Joseph .

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To the end that the Lodges of the State may have a .better understanding of the nature and work of the Committee on Relief and Charity we call attention to a few matters concerning the committee which we believe are not known to many . Lodges in the State. This is a GRAND LODGE committee, the members of which must all be members of the Masonic Home Board. The office of the Committee/ is at the Masonic Home. Monthly meetings of the Committee are held at the Masonic Home on the same dates as meetings of the Masonic Home Board. The funds of the Committee are provided by the Grand Lodge, by checks from the Grand Secretary. Regular forms are provided on which Lodges may make application for Relief and these forms may be had by any Lodge from the Secretary of the Committee at the Masonic Home. It is the primary function of the Committee to extend financial assistance to needy Master Masons, their wives and widows in those cases which can be handled better by extending some financial aid rather than admitting the recipient to the Masonic Home. The Committee, upon approval of an application, matches the contributions of a local Lodge to needs of a brother, his wife or widow. All applicat~ons are considered at the first Committee meeting after they are received. If you have a member in need, request an application form from the Secretary of the Committee at the Masonic Home. Do not write the Grand Secretary as that entails delay. Supply all information requested on the form and file the application with Secretary of the Committee. If the application is approved, the Secretary of the Committee will send the Secretary of your Lodge, each month while the approved need exists, a check for one half the amount which your lodge is contributing to the relief of one of your members, his wife or widow. We believe that observance of these suggestions by the Lodges will expedite the work of the Committee and will enable the Committee and your Lodges to render a greater service to those unfortunates who need our help. RespectfUlly submitted, CLAUDE T. WOOD, Chairman, ROBERT L. ARONSON, JOSEPH A. HALLEY, FRANK

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BRIGGS,

A. B. VANLANDINGHAM.

CALLED FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from labor at noon, the Grand Chaplain offering prayer.


Tuesday Afternoon 1:30 p.m.

CALLED TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to labor at 1:30 p.m., Grand Chaplain Duncan offering prayer. REPORT OF BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD

R. W. Brother Walter J. Bublitz, Chairman, presented the report of the Building Supervisory Board, which was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Building Supervisory Board submits herewith its decisions and permissions granted to the following lodges in connection with plans for remodeling, purchasing and financing their temples and temple sites for the year 1956 and 1957 to wit:

Freedom Lodge No. 636 A. F. & A. M.-Mehlville Under date of October 4, 1956 permission was granted Freedom Lodge No. 636 to proceed with the erection of a new temple and to borrow $12,000 to be repaid on a 10-year or IS-year basis as may be arranged with mortgagee.

Bucklin Lodge No. 233 A. F. & A. M.-Bucklin Under date of January 12, 1957 permission "Was granted Bucklin Lodge No. 233 to purchase a building for the sum of $2,700.00 with the understanding that sufficient money was on hand to pay for same.

Chaffee Lodge No. 615 A. F. & A. M.-Chaffee Under date of April 26, 1957 permission was granted Chaffee Lodge No. 615 to borrow $9,500.00 to remodel their building and to repay same at the rate of $175.00 per month, which amount is obtained from a rental lease on the business portion of their building.

Clayton Lodge No. 601 A. F. & A. M.-Clayton Under date of March 22, 1957 permission was granted Clayton Lodge No. 601 to borrow $25,000.00 to complete their new temple with the understanding same was to be repaid in 5 years plus interest at 5 per cent per annum.

Linn Lodge No. 326 A. F. & A. M.-Linn Under date of May 28, 1957 permission was granted Linn Lodge No. 326 to purchase a vacant lot, on which at a later date they proposed to erect a new temple, inasmuch as they had on hand $2,000.00 to purchase said lot.

Rowley Lodge No. 204 A. F. &: A. M.-Dearborn Under date of July 26, 1957 permission was granted Rowley Lodge No. 204 to purchase a building for the sum of $2,600.00 and to borrow $1,600.00 to be repaid without interest within 5 years.

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Kennett Lodge No. 68 A. F. & A. M.-Kennett Under date of August 5, 1957 permission was granted Kennett Lodge No. 68 to purchase a building for the sum of $20,000.00 and to borrow $13,000.00 to be repaid at the rate of $1,300.00 per year without interest.

Rose Hill Lodge No. 550 A. F. & A. M.-St. Louis Correspondence was had with Rose Hill Lodge No. 550 regarding selling their present temple and contemplating the building of a new one. So far this Board has not been advised of any action taken. Numerous letters have passed between various lodges and this Board regarding their plans for purchasing new property or erecting temples, most of which were relative to procedure and possible plans of financing. Apparently there have been no violations of the By-Laws by Lodges failing to have approval before purchasing property or building new temples. Fraternally submitted, WALTER J. BUBLITZ, Chairman, J AMES BRADFORD, FRED C. HEUERMANN. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LODGES U.D.

Wor. Brother Grover Layne, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Lodges V.D., which was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Lodges U.D., begs leave to report that there are, at present, no Lodges U.D. in the Jurisdiction of Missouri. Fraternally submitted, GROVER C. LAYNE, Chairman, W. RAYMOND, WILLIAM R. DENSLOW, BRACE E. KITCHELL. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY

Preceded by a Memorial Prayer by Grand Chaplain Duncan, and followed by a prayer by Grand Master Jayne, the report of the Committee on Necrology was presented by M. W. Brother James W. Skelly, Chairman. The report was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee, charged with the solcmn duty of acquainting this Grand Lodge with the losses of faithful members during the year, reports that 2,407 have passed to their reward. Two Past Grand Masters, among the many who have given outstanding service to Freemasonry, whom we here note, had passed the Biblical age of fourscore years. Albert Sidney Lee, our distinguished senior Past Grand Master, bctter known as Bert S. Lee, on March 6, 1957, after a long illness, passed to his eternal reward in the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, his lifelong home. He was born in Marshfield, Missouri, October 30, 1871. He moved with his parents to Springfield in 1886, and there Brother Lee received his education in the public schools and in Drury College. He married Miss Mabel Lingsweiler, December 27, 1893, and they were parents of four sons and one daughter. Mrs. Lee died in August, 1947.


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At an early age he engaged in the railroad tie路 business as vice-president and of the Hobart-Lee Tie Company, and later was president of the Springfield Warehouse .and Transfer Company. Most Worshipful Brother Lee was raised in Sparta Lodge No. 296, Sparta, Missouri, March 31, 1893, and affiliated with Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, February 14, 1895. He served as Master of that Lodge in 1899, 1900 and 1907. He was a member of all York Rite Bodies, the Shrine, the Scottish Rite, and other civic and fraternal organizations. He was District Lecturer of the 45th District from 1901 to 1912, when he was appointed Grand Pursuivant in the Grand Lodge line. He was advanced regularly and was elected Grand Master, October, 1922. He was High Priest of Vincil Chapter No. 110, Royal Arch Masons, in 1901 and 1908, and was elected Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter in 1921. He was Illustrious Master of Zabud Council No. 25, Royal and Select Masters, in 1905, 1906 and 1907, and was elected Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council, April, 1910, and was General Grand Master of the General Grand Council, 19241927. He was Eminent Commander of St. Johns Commandery No. 20, Knights Templar in 1902, and was Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery in 1911. He was the last Freemason in Missouri who had presided over all four Grand Bodies. His administration as Grand Masetr was marked by vigorous action, and included many noteworthy accomplishments. He laid seven cornerstones, dedicated five buildings, rendered seventeen decisions, inaugurated a plan to raise Missouri's share of funds for the George Washington National Memorial, and was elected vicepresident of the Association, an office he held for many years. He was a member of the Board of Stewards of St. Paul Methodist Church, for more than fifty years, and was president of the Young Men's Christian Association in Springfield, when its first building was constructed. He retired from the Board of Trustees of Drury College in 1955, the oldest member both in age and service. Funeral services were held March 9, 1957, in St. Paul Meth9dist Church, after which all that was mortal of our beloved Brother was laid to rest in Maple Park路 Cemetery. Thus was brought to a close the career of a man of noble ancestry and noble deeds. Anthony Francis Ittner, Past Grand Master. On Monday, July 15, 1957, the sad news came that on that day, Most Worshipful Brother Ittner had passed away. 'He had been infirm for several years, the last being spent in a rest home near Festus, Missouri. Brother Ittner was born at Berlin Heights, Erie County, Ohio, November 23, 1872. He came to 51. Louis with his father, who was in the contracting business, when but four years of age. He attended the public schools in St. Louis, and Washington University, from which he was graduated in the academic department in 1895, and from the law department in 1897. He engaged in the practice of law until 1898, when following the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he enlisted in the First Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and served as sergeant until mustered out, when he returned to St. Louis and resumed the practice of law. After several years, he was elected and served a term in the House of Delegates in St. Louis, and later became successively Police Judge and Circuit Judge. He was married March 20, 1911, to Miss Maud Ruth Flickner, who died June 12, 1951. One daughter, Mrs. Oscar H. Fager, survives. Most Worshipful Brother Ittner was raised in Missouri Lodge No.1, September 26, 1900. He served his Lodge as Master in 1908, and as Secretary from 1909 to 1920. He was a member of all York Rite Bodies, the Shrine, Alhambra Grotto which was brought to St. Louis largely through his efforts, the Odd Fellows, the Scottish Rite, and other organizations. In 1911 he was appointed District Lecturer of the 33d Masonic District, and tre~~urer


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District Deputy Grand Master in 1913. In 1918 he was appointed Grand Pursuivant, and was elected Grand Master, October 26, 1927. He was appointed Grand Lecturer in 1934, and served until 1951, when he retired by reason of ill health. Needless to say, he was well versed in the ritual. Perhaps the most noteworthy accomplishment of his administration as Grand Master was the raising of the $25,000.00 special fund for the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, which he brought to a successful conclusion in spite of many obstacles. He was for years a Director of the Association. Funeral services were conducted by the Grand Lodge, Most WorshipfUl Brother James M. Bradford, Past Grand Master presiding, at the Kron Chapel in St. Louis, Thursday, July 18, 1957, after which our Brother was laid to rest in Valhalla Chapel of Memories. Emmett Lane Robison, Grand Chaplain. Doctor Robison, senior Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge, died in St. Joseph, Missouri, January IS, 1957. He was born July 22, 1867, in Kingston, Indiana, and had almost reached the advanced age of 90 years. He had been Grand Chaplain since 1927, and a member of the Committee of Necrology since 1949. He was Grand Chaplain emeritus of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter, the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters, the Grand Commandery, and was a thirty-third degree Scottish Rite Mason. He had been a minister of the Methodist Church 66 years. Leo Henry Johnson, Past Grand Senior Deacon. Brother Johnson, a prominent lawyer of Neosho, Missouri, died at the family home in that city, November 23, 1956, after a lingering illness. He was appointed Grand Pursuivant in 1934, and advanced to Grand Senior Deacon, but declined advancement in 1951, due to press of other duties. He was Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery in 1939. NECROLOGY

ALBERTA: M. W. Brother George H. Ellis, Past Grand Master, died April 4, 1957. ARKANSAS: M. W. Brother A. B. Arbaugh, Past Grand Master, died October 16, 1957. BRITISH COLUMBIA: M. W. Brother Dr. J. G. Brown, Past Grand Master, died October 15, 1956; M. W. Brother William Menzies, Past Grand Master. died May 14, 1957. COLORADO: M. W. Brother William M. Nelson, Past Grand Master, died February 13, 1957. DELAWARE: M. W. Brother J. Wallace Woodford, Past Grand Master, died August 4, 1957. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: M. W. Brother Marvin Farrington. Past Grand Master, died January 23, 1957; M. W. Brother Carl H. Claudy, Past Grand Master, died May 27, 1957. GEORGIA: M. W. Brother Jach Arnold, Past Grand Master, died July 29, 1957. IDAHO: M. W. Brother Fred G. Mock, Past Grand Master, died October 2, 1956. INDIANA: M. W. Brother Claude M. Jacoby, Past Grand Master, died November 21, 1956. IOWA: M. W. Brother Charles R. Hays. Past Grand Master, died September 19, 1956; M. W. Brother Ernest R. Moore, Past Grand Master, died March 4, 1957; M. W. Brother William L. Perkins, Past Grand Master, died August 12, 1957. ISRAEL: M. W. Brother Abraham Shaoni, Past Grand Master, died December 11, 1956; M. W. Brother Asher Koch, Past Grand Master, died December 31, 1956. KANSAS: M. W. Brother Elmer Franklin Strain, Past Grand Master, Past Grand Secretary, died October 5, 1956. KENTUCKY: M. W. Brother Joseph Hedges Ewalt, Past Grand Master, died January 4, 1957, at the great age of 91 years. He was the senior past presiding officer of all four Grand York Rite Bodies in Kentucky. some of whose Grand


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annual meetings he had attended no less than 69 years; M. W. Brother Hebbert Henderson, Past Grand Master, died February 23, 1957. LOUISIANA: M. W. Brother Benjamin Y. Wolf, Past Grand Master, died September 11, 1957. MAINE: M. W. Brother Granville Chase Gray, Past Grand Master, died September 2, 1956. MANITOBA: M. W. Brother James Ferguson Irwin, Past Grand Master, died December 15, 1956; M. W. Albert Livingstone Crossin, Past Grand Master, died October 19, 1956. MISSISSIPPI: M. W. Brother Thomas Edward Pegram, Past Grand Master, died July 28, 1957; M. W. Brother Simon H. Ruhel, Past Grand Master, died October 30, 1956. MONTANA: M. W. Brother Herbert F. Hosfeld, Past Grand Master, died September 22, 1956; M. W. Brother Lloyd N. Jeffries, Past Grand Master, died June 4, 1957. NEBRASKA: M. W. Brother Virgil R. Johnson, Past Grand Master, died August 7, 1956. NEVADA: M. W. Brother Leslie M. Sanford, Past Grand Master, died January 12, 1956. NORTH CAROUNA: M. W. Brother James Walker Payne, Past Grand Master, died September 18, 1956; M. W. Brother Edgar Walter Timberlake, Past Grand Master, died January 19, 1957; M. W. Brother Herbert Claude Alexander, Past Grand Master, died May 1, 1957. NORTH DAKOTA: M. W. Brother Henry W. Gill, Past Grand Master, died August 13, 1957; M. W. Brother Harlow Leslie Walster, Past Grand Master, died October 7, 1957. OHIO: M. W. Brother Harry E. Schramm, Past Grand Master, died September 19, 1956. OKLAHOMA: M. W. Brother Samuel Wilson Hogan, Past Grand Master, died June 21,1957. QUEBEC: M. W. Brother Walter Russell, Grand Master, died April 12, 1957. RHODE ISLAND: M. W. Brother Charles Winsor Littlefield, Past Grand Master, died February 2, 1957; M. W. Brother James Alexander Tillinghast, Past Grand Master, died April 13, 1957; R. W. Brother Nelson Arthur Hyland, Grand Secretary, died July 8, 1957. SASKATCHEWAN: M. W. Brother Charles Pelham Moore, Past Grand Master, died September 14, 1956. SOUTH CAROLINA: M. W. Brother Joseph Bell Hyde, Past Grand Master. died November 5, 1956. SOUTH DAKOTA: M. W. Brother Theodore N. Engel, Sr., Past Grand Master, died March 26, 1957; M. W. Brother John R. Rutnewsky, Past Grand Master, died May 30, 1957. TEXAS: M. W. Brother Dr. Alonzo Alverly Ross, Past Grand Master, died September 24, 1957. WASHINGTON: M. W. Brother Asa Hubert Hankerson, Past Grand Master, died November 14, 1956. WEST VIRGINIA: M. W. Brother Delbert Thomas Robinson, Past Grand Master, died June 21,1957. WYOMING: M. W. Brother O. H. Jacobson, Past Grand Master, died January 26, 1957; M. W. Brother T. Blake Kennedy, Past Grand Master, died May 2, 1957; Rt. W. Brother James Crew Reynolds, Senior Grand Warden, died August 3, 1957. UNITED GRAND LODGE OF GERMANY: M. W. Brother Heinrich Hopker, Past Grand Master, died 1956. Grieve not because a little while Our loved ones tread a greener sod,


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For soon we too, shall see their smile And with them touch the hand of God. Fraternally submitted, JAMES W. SKELLY, Chairman, SAMUEL THURMAN.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES

R. W. Brother Robert Lee Barger, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Chartered Lodges, which was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: After due consideration of the Chartered Lodges, your Committee begs to submit the following report: Total adjusted net membership in 1956 Plus 1957 Additions: Raised Affiliated .. . ........ Reinstated

123,825 3,603 587 1,418 5,608

Less Total Number Dimitted Deaths Suspended--N.P.D. Suspended--U.M.C. Expelled

669 2,407 2,004 3 6 5,089

Net Gain in 1957 ....

519

Total Membership 6-30-1957

124,344 COMMENTS

We are pleased to find that all Lodges have filed their returns with the Grand Secretary's Office, although it was necessary that a few be written several times before compliance was received. We respectfully recommend that Secretaries, especially those newly installed, make themselves better informed with Grand Lodge By-Laws, and especially the law relating to automatic suspension and the remission of Masonic Home Initiation Fees a!1d George Washington Memorial Fund Fees. It is interesting to note that Missouri has 14 lodges with a membership of more than 1000 each. We note that the net loss of these 14 lodges was approximately 200. Only 4 of this 14 showed a gain, while 10 showed a loss. IN CONCLUSION It will be noted that the net gain in membership for this year is slightly less than the previous year and also less than for several years of the immediate past. We do not think this tendency is at all alanning. Freemasonry, of course, is more interested in quality than quantity. We desire to congratulate the leaders and workers of the Craft in Missouri for their faithfulness, efficiency and loyalty to the ideals of our time honored Institution with the sincere opinion that our present day efforts will continue to bear fruit for a more prosperous and acceptable future for Freemasonry throughout the world. Fraternally submitted, R. L. BARGER, Chairman.


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PROGRAM FOR DISTRICT MEETINGS

R. W. Brother Harold O. Grauel presented the report of the Committee on Program for District Meetings, which was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Programs for District Administrative Meetings is pleased to report that, according to information received by it, meetings were held in most of the districts during the past year. Excessive rain, snow, sleet, hail and wind caused the cancellations of some meetings. At least three of the District Deputy Grand Masters visited each lodge under his jurisdiction after the weather had prevented travel on the nights set for the district meetings. The Brethren of Districts 33a and 33b have many opportunities to discuss administrative problems during sessions of the Lodge of Instruction. Several of the District Deputy Grand Masters wished to discuss the revision of the By-Laws, but the committee in charge of the revision did not have copies in print in time for use during district meetings. . . Your Chairman prepared a mimeograph pamphlet which he gave to each of the District Deputy Grand Masters during the annual meeting in Jefferson City in November, 1956. He is pleased to report that 37 of these were returned to him. As an experiment, this was very successful and he. suggests that a modified form of this report be used in future years. Herewith is an example which was returned from the Second Masonic District. Page 1 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING OF THE 2ND MASONIC DISTRICT Place of meeting, Kirksville. Date of meeting, January 29, 1957. Grand Lodge Line Officer (s) present: Name (s) Harold M. Jayne, Grand Master, Bruce H. Hunt, Sr. Grand Deacon, Homer Ferguson, Past Grand Ma!!ter. Dinner meeting (check one) yes .... No (X) By show of hands, determine how many Master Masons are on the mailing list of The Freemason. 6. How many Lodges in the District are using the Candidate Booklets? 2. Total of all Lodge members present at the meeting, 48. (Signed) R. W. Cecil H. Darr, District Deputy Grand Master. Attached to the first page were sheets on which was written the following information, a separate report for each lodge represented at the district meeting. Page 2 of the second Masonic District report reads: Number-lOS Kirksville Lodge Present: W. M. (X), S. W. (X), J. W. (X) (Check) Number of other officers of the Lodge present, 5. Number of other Master Masons present, 7. Total present, 15. Number-168 Colony Lodge Present: W. M. (X), s. W. (X), J. W. (X) (Check) Number of other officers of the Lodge present, 2. Number of other Master Masons present ... Total present, 4. These thirty-seven reports include the statistics for three hundred fifty-three lodges, eighty-two of which were notified but sent no representative to. the district meeting, neither officer 1}0r member. These thirty-seven District Deputy Grand Masters report a total of one hundred eighty-three Worshipful Masters, one hundred thirty-seven Senior 'Vardens, one hundred twelve Junior Wardens, and three hundred other officers. The reports indicate that a total of two thousand, one hundred and seventy-seven Master Masons attended these thirty-seven district


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meetings. The questionnaires give the names of eight Grand Lodge Line officers who were present at one or more meetings. One notes that the Grand Master's visitations include several district meetings. The mimeographed booklet bore this question: "By a show of hands, determine how many Master Masons present are on the mailing list for The Freemason. It is somewhat discouraging to note that approximately one-third of those especially interested in the fraternity, one may presume that all who attend district meetings have more than an average interest, receive a copy of the Masonic publication, The Freemason. Another question on page one reads: "How many Lodges in the district are using the Candidate Booklets?" The total response was one hundred and ninety-three of the two hundred seventy-one Lodges represented use the Candidate Booklets, or fewer than' two thirds. It would be well if the Committee on Masonic Education, cooperating with the Chairman of the Committee on Programs for District Administrative meetings, would accept as a part of its service the preparation and printing of a suggested outline of topics to be discussed among the Brethren. It is a pleasure to report that most of the District Deputy Grand Masters are responsive, only a few are indifferent. The position of representing the Grand Master in the district is one of the most important appointments in our fraternity and should be so regarded by all who of their own free will and accord accept the challenge. Signed HAROLD O. GRAUEL, Chairman, BRUCE H. HUNT, RENICK JAMES, ROBERT H. MANN, HAROLD

L.

READER.

RESOLUTION RE DEMOLAY

R. W. Brother Francis E. Howard presented the following resolution Re DeMolay which was adopted: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: BE IT RESOLVED:

That this Grand Lodge expresses its commendation and congratulations to the Order of DeMolay upon the splendid work it is doing in building character and wholesome attitudes among young men whom it serves, which work seems so important in these days of nationwide concern with the increase in juvenile delinquency. FRANK P. BRIGGS, CLAUDE T. WOOD, H. O. GRAUEL, BRUCE H. HUNT, MORRIS

L.

WOLFF,

GEORGE CARR, ELMER W. WAGNER,

H. G.

DILLER,

L.

HARRY C. PLOETZE,

ROBERT

ORVILLE DEILEY,

RALPH

EARL G. MEEK,

ROBERT F. JOHNSON, JR. HARRY F. SUNDERLAND,

HENRY W. Fox,

V.

ARONSON, WILSON,

FORREST C. DONNELL,

HARRY H. BALSIGER,

J. M. SELLERS,

GEORGE F. MORRISON,

RICHARD O. RUMER,

A. B. VANLANDINGHAM,

L.

G. C. MARQUIS,

MARSHALL HOLLENBECK,

WM.

B.

MASSEY,

R. H. KERR, FRANCIS E. HOWARD,

J. M. BRADFORD, ORESTES MITCHELL, JR.


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REPORT OF MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH

R. W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt, Worshipful Master, pr,esented the report of the Missouri Lodge of Research,whichwas adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Although Missouri Lodge of Research is a regularly chartered lodge of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, it is not empowered to perform all of the functions of other chartered lodges. It does not confer degrees, hold stated communications with the frequency of other lodges nor does it make annual returns in the same manner prescribed for other lodges. Hence, a report is made directly to the Grand Lodge while in annual communication. The past year was filled with intense and varied activities. Almost from the very beginning of Missouri Lodge of Research it has been the goal of its officers to pass the one thousand mark in membership. The present officers were no exception. They, too, hoped to crash the one thousand barrier. The good name it has earned, coupled with the efforts made in preceding years, brought the membership total nearer and nearer to this goal. Now, we are happy to report that this ambition has at last become a reality, and that the membership now stands well above one thousand. It is our hope that this figure represents only a plateau in its growth, and that the membership may continue to increase in proportion to the lodge's usefulness and service to the Craft. During the year many valuable publications were sent to the members. These included the Grand Master's address to the Grand Lodge, a copy of the Masonic World, the annual report of the Masonic Home, the story of the Holy Royal Arch Knight TemplarPriests, a directory of the membership, as well as the transactions of the lodge itself, a volume entitled "Years of Service" and another, "History of Freemasonry in Saline County," written by M. W. Bro. Frank C. Barnhill. The transactions contained the book, "Freemasonry and the American Indian," written by R. W. William R. Denslow. It is a masterpiece on the subject indicated by the title, and may well become a collector's item due to the limited number published. Those who preserve the various publications of the lodge over a period of years are establishing the foundation of a valuable and comprehensive Masonic Library. The usual mid-year communication of the lodge was held in Columbia, Mo., April 22, 1957. Although not a time consuming meeting, the semi-annual com-' munication was characterized by a breakfast and an interesting program. The principal speaker was W. Bro. Roy D. Williams of Boonville, well-known for his interest in history and his enthusiasm for Freemasonry. Judge Williams verbally reconducted the brethren to their meeting place in Columbia by going back to the early days of Missouri and mentally traversing the several little known trails leading into it. He pointed out objects of interest along the way, and made them vividly alive and real.' Again we express our thanks to Brother Williams for his contribution to our Columbia meeting and assure him that each brother present left the meeting with a greater knowledge of his immediate surroundings. No Missouri Lodge of Research report would be complete without an accounting of its library. The library has been housed in the Jackson County Public Library, located in Independence, Missouri. In 1954 the lodge accepted the very generous offer of one of its Past Masters, M. W. Brother Harry S. Truman, to transfer the library and other items of interest to the Harry S. Truman Library when completed. The lodge stipulated that the transfer should be made under the same terms and agreements which were then in force and effect with the Jackson County Public Library. Following the formal dedication of the Harry S. Truman Library on July 6, 1957, R. W.路 Brothers Martin B. Dickinson and R. Jasper Smith were appointed to prepare the required agreement. After considerable discussion and conferences


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between the committee and the archivists representing the United States Government the agreement was prepared, signed by the WorshipfUl Master; Senior and Junior Wardens of Missouri Lodge of Research and submitted to Dr. Philip Brooks, United States Archivist in charge of the Harry S. Truman Libr~ry. Dr. Brooks transmitted the agreement to the office of the United States Archivist in Washington. D. C., who formally signed the agreement and returned copies thereof to him. Therefore, it is my happy privilege to report to you that all of the necessary legal details have been worked out for the long awaited removal of our library to the Harry S. Truman Library. Dr. Brooks advised us that it would be several weeks before his staff would be ready to receive the books and other items. You may be assured that the removal will be made as soon as possible. When placed in the new, and we believe permanent, home the library and other mementoes will be given the best possible protection and care. The collection will be viewed annually by thousands upon thousands of people, representing every color, race and creed, and Freemasonry will be displayed before them in a favorable light. Forthcoming publications are always of interest. The book-length feature of the 1957 transactions of the lodge is now in the hands of the printer. It will be the first of a series of books containing a type of "Who's Who of Freemasonry." The volumes will contain some ten thousand names of famous Freemasons, together with short biographical sketches of each. Never before has anything of this nature been published so completely, and w~ believe it will prove a valuable addition to any Masonic library. It is the purpose of Missouri Lodge of Research to do whatsoever it can to serve Freemasonry. Its prime objective is to place accurate Masonic printed material in the hands of all those who desire it by becoming its members. In many instances the Grand Lodge has aided the lodge financially to prepare and preserve material which it considered important to the Craft. For this as well as its confidence in the work we are attempting to do we express our sincere thanks. RespectfUlly submitted, BRUCE H. HUNT, Worshipful Master. RESOLUTION RE PAINTING OF PAST GRAND MASTER HARRY S. TRUMAN

R. W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt presented the following resolution re the Painting of Past Grand Master Harry S. Truman, which was adopted: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: We, the undersigned, members of the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Missouri. desire to make the following resolution: Whereas, the Grand Lodge of Missouri received from Past Grand Master Harry S. Truman the oil painting by Greta Kempton of Most Worsbipful Brother Truman in his Masonic dress as Grand Master; And, whereas, the Grand Lodge has no suitable place in which to display tbe painting. which now hangs in the Grand Master's private office where it can be viewed by only a limited number of people; And. whereas, Missouri Lodge of Research has a contract ,~ith the Archivist of the United States Government to place its library and other mementoes in the Harry S. Truman Library where they wiII be preserved and protected by the United States Government; And. whereas, Most W'orshipful Brother Truman and the Archivist are agreeable to including the painting in the contract, so that it will be given prominent display in the Harry S. Truman Library; Now, therefore, be it resolved: That the Grand Lodge of Missouri transfer the


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custody of said painting to Missouri Lodge of Research so that it can be placed in the Harry S. Truman Library with its collection and under its contract. RespectfUlly submitted, HAROLD M. JAYNE ORESTES MITCHELL, JR., Charity No. 331 HAROLD O. GRAUEL, St. Mark's No. 93 W. H. UTZ, JR. BRACE E. KITCHELL, Maplewood No. 566 HARRY F. SUNDERLAND RUSSELL E. MURRAY LESTER M. HECKMAN BRUCE H. HUNT, Adair Lodge No. 366 M. E. EWING, Pleasant Lodge No. 160 FRED H. KNIGHT, Gate City No. 522 ROBERT Y. GOGGIN, Gate City No. 522 FREELON K. HADLEY, St. Joseph No. 78 FRANK C. BARNHILL, P.G.M. RAY V. DENSLOW, P.G.M. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BOARDS OF RELIEF

R. W. Brother Elmer Wagner presented the report of the committee on Boards of Relief, which was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: Your Committee on Boards of Relief has received reports from the Boards of Relief in Kansas City, St. Joseph, Columbia, Springfield, St. Louis and St. Louis County, and of the Masonic Employment Bureau of St. Louis and St. Louis County. After a careful reading of these reports we desire to submit the following: Kansas City. The Board has continued to render assistance to transients, and during the year arranged funerals for 12 members of Lodges outside of Kansas City. The financial statement in substance is as follows: Bank Balance Received from Received from Received from

June 30, 1956 (Union National Bank) member lodges Arizona Lodge No. I Kansas City Lodge No. 220 for Telegram

$ 3,727.67

1,655.00 50.00 3.15 $ 5,435.82

DISBURSEMENTS Fraternal assistance outside of Missouri Miscellaneous expenses Secretary Salary

.

$

. .

80.00 58.30 1,200.00 $ 1,338.30

Bank Balance June 30, 1957 (Union National Bank)

$ 4,097.52

The Board gave assistance as required, with information, arrangements and investigations. A total of 2,822 services, of which we note 2,752 telephone calls, the other 70 cases including letters, telegrams and funeral arrangements. Vernie G. Fisher is Secretary-Treasurer of the Board. St. Joseph. The Board serves the five Lodges in St. Joseph, and Saxton Lodge No. 508 in Buchanan County. During the year arrangements were made for eight funerals for transients, which were itemized, or members of Lodges outside of St. Joseph. As in former years the Board continues its membership in the Masonic Relief Association of the United States and Canada. The Board received a number of requests for information as to location of


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Lodges, and requests for Masonic courtesies, all of which were complied with, and continued its efforts to publicize the loss of dues receipt cards. There have been no calls for financial relief. The financial statement in substance is as follows: Bank Balance, August 31, 1956 ....

$

666.64

RECEIPTS

Interest Reimbursements

.

11.46 53.80

.

$

731.90

DISBURSEMENTS

Miscellaneous operating expenses

94.64

Bank Balance, August 31, 1957

.

$

637.26

Orestes Mitchell, Jr., is President, Walter N. Guymon is Vice President, Herbert H. Powell is Treasurer, and Paul Priestley is Secretary. Columbia. The Board serves the two Lodges in Columbia, Twilight No. 114 and Acacia No. 602. During the year there were no calls for relief, hence no disbursements. The financial statement is as follows: Balance on hand, bank deposits . One share, Boone National Savings and Loan Association

.

Balance on hand, August 1, 1957

$

135.43 100.00

$

235.43

John F. Hinderks is. President, and Geral T. War is Secretary. Springfield. The Board serves the three Lodges in Springfield. The Board performed several Masonic courtesies, but had no calls for financial relief. The Board arranged funerals for six transients, which were itemized. The financial statement is as follows: Balance in Checking Account July I, 1956 (Union National Bank)

$

428.83

RECEIPTS

Interest

2~%

on $500 U. S. Government Bond No. 18310L

12.50 $

441.33

DISBURSEMENTS

Warrant No. 189 dated June 29, 1956 payable to Joel C. Berry, for telegrams and telephone calls (This warrant was not listed as outstanding in 1956 report.)

11.60

.

Balance in Checking Account June 30, 1957 (Union Natl. Bank) $500 U. S. Government Bond No. 18310L bearing 2~% interest in the possession of the Treasurer

$

429.73 500.00

$

929.73

Homer E. Spencer is President, and R. L. Wilcox is Secretary. St. Louis and St. Louis County. The Board was called on to judge the merits of 336 cases. Investigations covered a broad field-3 clandestine, 1 expelled, 5 known frauds, 10 reported lost receipts, 2 defunct lodges, I person reported missing, 14 persons unable to establish Masonic affiliation, 16 applicants residing outside the jurisdiction of this Board, 3 suspended, 8 unworthy ~ases, 7 requests withdrawn, 22 visits to hospital, 98 investigations made for St. Louis Lodges, 92 worthy cases, 17 carried


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over from the previous year, 37 Masonic Burial services conducted by the St. Louis and St. Louis County Lodges. The Board transferred its account and safe deposit box froin the First National Bank in St. Louis to the Tower Grove Bank and Trust Company for convenience. The financial statement in substance is as follows: Balance in Bank and Petty Cash, June 30, 1956

$ 1,436.89

RECEIPTS

$

Donations . Initiations Interest on U. S. Savings Bonds Refunds

71.00 3,995.00 41.40 503.68 4,611.08

$ 6,047.97 DISBURSEMENTS

............... $ 122.57 Flowers for funerals Office rent and supplies 497.06 President's expense 400.00 Refund to Grand Lodge Iowa Charity Fund 105.00 Relief . 702.00 Safe Deposit box rental 4.95 Salaries . 1,778.46 168.31 Social Security and withholding tax Telephone and Telegrams 556.37 Miscellaneous 18.80

$ 4,353.52 $ ) ,694.4.5

Balance in Bank and Petty Cash on hand, June 30, ] 957 RECAPITULATION

Moneys Moneys Moneys Moneys Moneys

invested in 3 series K bonds at $500 each . invested in 4 series F Bonds at $1,000 each property of Grand Lodge Iowa Charity Fund property of the Board in petty cash account

. $ 1,500.00 4,000.00 327.50 1,308.78 58.17 $ 7,194.45

Herman Linck is President of the Board and Lendall M. Anderson is Secretary. Mrs. Jeanette Johnson, daughter of our late Brother Andrew J. O'Reilly, is in charge of the office which is at her home, 3872 Hartford Street, where 24 hour service is given. The Masonic Employment Bureau of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Placements made by the Employment Bureau during the year are as follows: 68 Master Masons, 3 widows, 20 wives, 23 daughters, 13 sons, 10 sisters, 2 Eastern Stars, 1 DeMolay and 89 non-affiliates. By non-affiliates we mean sons of Master Masons who have reached their majority and other relatives. This makes a total of 229 placements, which is a decrease of 90 placements over the previous year. As stated in previous reports, the efforts of this Bureau are devoted primarily to securing positions for unemployed Master Masons, their wives, widows, sons, daughters and dependent members of their immediate families. In order to maintain the Bureau's reputation with the employer as a dependable source of supply for honest and efficient help in all categories, positions are sometimes filled by non-affiliates when no qualified Master Mason or affiliate is available, but only in such cases. The financial statement in substance is as follows:


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Balance in Bank, June 30, 1956 Cash received (Per Capita Tax) Cash transferred from Investment Fund

.

$

.

634.47 9,45'9.60 2,351.88

$12,445.95 DISBURSEMENTS

Salaries . Social Security Telephone Postage Printing. Stationery and Supplies Rent Auto Insurance . Organizations . Miscellaneous Time Deposit Certificate (Purchase)

.

$ 7,380.00

. ..

156.84 549.65 113.06 59.46 834.00 420.00 133.53 65.00 386.97 2,000.00

. . . . .

$12,098.51 Balance in Bank (Regular Fund) , June 30, 1957 Investments: Time Deposit (Roosevelt Federal) .... Three $500.00 U. S. Government Bonds

$

347.44

$ 1,000.00 1,500.00 $ 2,500.00

Total Balance in Bank and Investments

$ 2,847.44

The accomplishments of the Bureau cannot be measured in dollars and cents, as each year a number of the Brethren, and in some cases their immediate survivors, are spared the humility of becoming a burden to the Fraternity. We feel a Fraternal need. has been accomplished, and earnestly solicit a continuance of the confidence, loyalty and respect the Grand Lodge has always held for this great institution of Freemasonry, a most practical agency. Chester W. Cook, Director, and Arthur H. Zahnweh, President. . Respectfully submitted, ELMER WAGNER, Chairman, W. F. WOODRUFF, JAMES W. SKELLY.

PRESENTATION OF GAVELS

R. W. Brother R. Jasper Smith presented three gavels to the Grand Lodge, a gift to the Grand Lodge from Brother Elmer L. Doane, bailiff in Judge Smith's Federal Court, said gavels made from tree grown on Brother Doane's ÂŁann. These gavels are to be used by the Grand Officers, and were graciously accepted by Grand Master Jayne, who thanked Brother Doane through Brother Smith for this very thoughtful and useful gift. CALLED FROM LABOR

At 3:45 p.m., the Grand Lodge was called from labor, the Grand Chaplain offering prayer. '


Tuesday Evening September 24, 1957, 7:30 P.M.

Organ Recital OSCAR JOST Organist Scottish Rite Temple CALLED TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to Labor at 8:00 p.m., Grand Chaplain Franke offering prayer. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON REVISION OF BY-LAWS

M. W. Brother Orestes Mitchell, Jr., Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Revision of By-Laws. This report was given very careful consideration, section by section, R. W. Brother Jasper Smith, R. W. Brother Martin Dickinson, and M. W. Brother Rumer, in addition to M. W. Brother Mitchell, presenting sections of the report. CALLED FROM LABOR

At 10:30 p.m., the Grand Lodge was called from Labor, the Grand Chaplain offering prayer.

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CALLED TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to Labor at 9:00 a.m., Grand Secretary Reader offering prayer. REPORT OF COMMInEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEYANCES

Brother H. C. Hoffman presented the report of the Committee on Appeals and Grievances which was adopted and is as follows:

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Only one matter was before the Committee on Appeals and Grievances: to wit, the application of Frank E. King to be restored to good Masonic standing. The Committee found it was not supplied with adequate information concerning t~e applicant and called upon representatives of . Monett Lodge No. 129 and Barry Lodge No. 367 of Washburn, Mo. for additional information and the Committee obtained further information from F. E. Williams, Secretary of Monett Lodge No. 129, supplementing the recommendation of that Lodge by communication to the Grand Secretary dated May 21, 1957, which information is as follows: Frank E. King was a member of Seligman Lodge No. 517. About 30 years ago, this man moved to Amarillo, Texas, and was employed on the Police Force. He served on the Police Force of that city until he was required to retire on a pension approximately a year ago, at which time he moved with his wife to Monett, Mo., where he is now employed on the Police Force. During the time that he lived at Amarillo, Mr. King's father lived in Missouri and paid his dues to Seligman Lodge No. 517, but due to the advanced age of his father, he neglected to pay the son's dues and he was suspended for non-payment of dues in Seligman Lodge No. 517 on June 27, 1929. The charter of Seligman Lodge was arrested in 1941, hence this petition to the Grand Lodge to be restored to good Masonic standing. The applicant has tendered the required dues. The Committee is satisfied that Frank E. King is worthy and recommend that his petition for restoration to good Masonic standing be approved. Respectfully submitted, HERBERT C. HOFFMAN, Acting .Chairman, RALPH V. WILSON, MARVIN E. BOISSEAU. CONTINUATION OF REPORT OF REVISION COMMITTEE

Members of the Revision Committee continued presentation of the report. ELECTION OF omCERS

The Tellers appointed by Grand Master Jayne were announced, and the following officers were elected for 1957-1958: ~

Frank P. Briggs Robert L. Aronson

.M. W. Grand Master

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Harold O. GraueL Bruce H. Hunt. W. H. Utz, Jr Harold L. Reader

R. W. Senior Grand Warden R. W. Junior Grand Warden R. W. Grand Treasurer R. W. Grand Secretary

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS OF THE MASONIC HOME

For term ending 1961: Richard O. Rumer Dewey Routh BROTHER OSCAR JOST, ORGANIST, COMPLIMENTED

Grand Master Jayne complimented Brother Jost on his excellent service as organist, and the brethren applauded heartily. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC TEMPLE ASSOCIATION

R. W. Brother Elmer Wagner, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Masonic Temple Association which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Most WorshiPful Gmnd Lodge, A. F. and A. MJ. of Missouri: On January 20, 1957, the Chairman of your Committee was elected to the Board of Directors of the Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis and was appointed a member of the Finance Committee by the President of the Board for the ensuing year. Being a member of the Finance Committee, I reviewed the annual audit which was prepared by a Certified Public Accounting firm in St. Louis covering the books of the Association from June 30, 1956 to June 30, 1957, and find all the work contracted for and all bills paid in full and a balance on hand. The principal amount owing on the parking lot as of June 30, 1956 was $65,000.00. During this fiscal year $9,000.00 was paid on account of principal out of the net proceeds from the parking lot revenue, thereby leaving balance due of $56,000.00 as of June 30, 1957. Fraternally yours, ELMER W. WAGNER,

Chairman. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC EDUCATION

M. W. Brother B. E. Bigger, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Masonic Education, which was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: The Committee has held quarterly meetings and have been seeking ways and means of bringing information about Freemasonry to the members throughout the State. The question of Masonic Education is a delicate one. Adults are not always interested in Education in any field. However, if we are to be real Freemasons, we must be informed Freemasons. The magazine, The Freemason, has a circulation of better than 10,000. Under the Editorship of M. W. Bro. Harold L. Reader, it has carried information, stories about the Masonic Home, the Message. of the Grand Master and news of the activities of Lodges thoughout the State. The Freemason is good and it is worthwhile. But the startling thing is the fact, that the members do not seem to under-


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stand that it will be sent to any Missouri Freemason, free, on written request. The Committee has been urging a more general use of the set of Pamphlets for new members. There has been good use of these pamphlets but not as fully as their merit deserves. Also the Committee has prepared a list of books that may be borrowed from the Grand Lodge Library. The Committee has prepared a pamphlet "How You Can Keep Abreast of Freemasonry in Missouri." We had planned to distribute it at this session of the Grand Lodge, but the Deputy Grand Master requested we defer the distribution until a later date, to conform to his plans of Masonic Education. The Committee has a draft of a pamphlet on instructions to investigating Committees. The proposed Revision of the Grand Lodge By-laws makes it necessary to wait until the new By-laws are adopted. Brother George G. Harrison ot this Committee has been requested to prepare a display of our literature at the next meeting of the District Deputy Grand Masters. He will attend that meeting and answer any questions about them. Missouri is a member of the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education. It will meet at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on November 7, 8, and 9. Judge Robert L. Aronson and George G. Harrison will attend. It is hoped that the then Grand Master can attend, also the new Chairman of this Committee. Freemasonry is not the only organization that needs to get its story across to the rank and file of its members. Other organizations are driving hard to reach the individual members. That is our problem. It will take the united effort of the Grand Lodge Officers, the District Deputy Grand Masters and Lecturers and those Freemasons who are interested in the progress and growth of the Fraternity to do this. Many of the Grand Lodges that have a real educational program, have a full time or at least a part time paid employee. We feel that this should be given serious consideration of the Grand Lodge and its leaders. Now may not be the time to decide to do this, but it cannot be delayed too long. Education is an individual matter' but it takes constant attention by someone to keep the purposes of Freemasonry before its members. We are living in a strange and difficult time. Freemasonry has passed through such conditions before, but only because its members have been steadfast in their devotion to it, and the great principles and teachings upon which it 'is founded. This Grand Lodge has had Educational Programs in the past. But they were short lived because a volunteer committee does not follow through. Some good work has been done by these volunteer Committees. In the field of Masonic Education it taks the continual push and drive to get results. We suggest that the Committee and the Grand Lodge Officers give serious consideration to this matter. Maybe a little more money invested in a paid worker would be money saved as well as greater results. Respectfully submitted, BYRNE E. BIGGER, Chairman, GEORGE G. HARRISON,

C. DONNELL, L. FERGUSON, GEORGE C. MARQUIS. FORREST

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CONTINUATION OF REPORT OF REVISION COMMITTEE

Members of the Revision Committee continued presentation of the report of the Committee. M. W. BROTHER WILLIAM R. GENTRY

M. W. Brother William R. Gentry, Past Grand Master, 88 years of age this


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week, was presented. The brethren sang "Happy Birthday" to which Brother Gentry responded cordially. CALLED FROM LABOR

At 12:00 noon the Grand Lodge was called from labor, the Grand Chaplain offering prayer.


Wednesday Afternoon September 25, 1951, 1:30 P.M.

CALLED TO LABOR

At 1:30 p.m., the Grand Lodge was called to labor, the Grand Chaplain offering prayer. CONTINUATION OF REPORT OF REVISION COMMITTEE

Members of the Revision Committee continued presentation of the report of the Committee. RECESS

At 3:00 p.m., the Grand Master called a recess for fifteen minutes. CONTINUATION OF REPORT OF REVISION COMMITTEE

Members of the Revision Committee continued presentation of the report of the Committee. CALLED FROM LABOR

At 5:00 p.m., the Grand Lodge was called from labor, the Grand Chaplain offering prayer.

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Wednesday Evening September 25, 1957, 7:30 P.M.

CALLED TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to labor at 7: 30 p.m., the Grand Master ?ffering prayer. CONTINUATION OF REPORT OF THE REVISION COMMITTEE

Members of the Revision Committee continued presentation of the report of the Committee. On motion duly made, seconded and carried the report of the Committee, as amended, was adopted, and the Committee was accorded a standing ovation. (The report of the Committee will appear as the 1957 edition of the Constitution and By-Laws.) CALLED FROM LABOR

At 9:50 p.m., offering prayer.

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CALLED TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to labor at 9:00 a.m., the Grand Secretary offering prayer. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS

W. Brother Fred Knight, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Credentials, which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Most WorshiPful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Credentials submits the following report. At the present session of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge there are represented 457 Subordinate lodges and there are present: Grand Lodge Officers Past Grand Masters Grand Representatives District Deputy Grand Masters District Lecturers Past Masters Worshipful Masters .. . Senior Wardens Junior Wardens Chairmen Committees Distinguished Visitors

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McKEAN, WADE,

GEORGE PRATER.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

W. Brother Frank Lewis, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Ways and Means, which was adopted and is as follows: 1957-1958

BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS

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Salary, Grand Secretary . Salary, Grand Treasurer . Salary, Grand Lecturer . Expenses, Grand Lecturer Grand Lodge Office Help Expense, Grand Correspondent . Bonds (Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer) and Insurance . Jewel for Grand Master Expense, Grand Lodge Officers (O.G.M.) Grand Lodge Officers' Conferences . . D.D.G.M. & D.D.G.L. Conferences Washington Meetings . Grand Master's Contingent Fund . Expenses, D.D.G.M.'s . Committee on Masonic Education . Secretaries' Conferences (by G.M. & G.S.) Committee on By-Laws . Ritual Committee Expense .. Expenses-Grand Lodge Session . Reporter-Grand Lodge Session . Printing Proceedings . Audit Company . Relief and Charity . Relief and Charity-File Cabinet Masonic Service Association . . Masonic Relief Association Contingent Fund ... Maintenance-Grand Lodge Office .. , Printing, Postage and Stationery Telephone and Telegrams-G. L. Office Care of Portraits of P.G.M.'s . Filing Equipment . . Office Equipment Missouri Lodge of Research-Publication Transactions Identification Cards-P.G.M.'s and G.L. Line Officers Grand Lodge Paraphernalia Hospital Visitation Fund Mileage and Per Diem Total Total amount available for operation of the Grand Lodge for the ensuing year

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$137,563.94

RespectfUlly submitted, FRANK A. LEWIS, Chairman, DR. PAUL A. KING, W. A. BAGLEY,路 OLIVER LUFT, IRVIN FREIBERGER.

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

R. W. Brother Henry W. Fox, presented the report of the Jurisprudence Committee as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: Your Committee on Jurisprudence submits the following report: I. DECISION

We have examined the one decision of the M. W. Grand Master as reported in his Address, to the effect that when a lodge moves from the territorial jurisdiction of one Masonic District and into the territory formerly held by lodges in another


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Masonic District, either individually or concurrently with others, it ceases to be a member of the abandoned District and becomes a member of the District into which it has moved. This consistently follows the concept under which this Grand Jurisdiction is divided into Masonic Districts. Our recommendation is that the decision be approved. II. HEALINGS

With reference to the seven healings reported in the Address of the M. W. Grand Master, the showing is such in each instance that it was within the discretion of the M. W. Grand Master to cause the individual involved to be healed. Our recommendation is that all of them be approved. III. DISPENSATIONS

Regarding the dispensations granted by the Grand Master, as mention'ed in his Address, our recommendation is that all of them be approved. IV. BY-LAW AMENDMENT

During the Annual Communication which convened last year, there was p~e路 sented, and referred to this committee, an amendment proposition having as 'ItS objective the insertion of a new Section re Grand Lodge Mortuary Fund. (Page 100, in 1956 Proceedings.) Inasmuch as the substance of that amendment proposition has not yet been acted upon by the Grand Lodge in connection with its consideration of the Report of the Committee on Revision of By-Laws, the matter is here taken up as a proposition which, if adopted, would be additional to either the previously existing Bylaws, or the newly adopted Revision, as the case may be, to be in effect upon the close of this 1957 Annual Communication. The proposition as submitted would provide for the collection of twenty-five cents per capita, each year, wherewith mortuary expenses would be paid, not only in cases of Master Masons, their wives, widows or orphans, who are members of the Masonic Home Family at time of death, but also in relief of distressed worthy cases of Masonic need therefor, where the deceased was not a member of the Home Family at time of death. In the case of members of the Masonic Home Family, your Committee deems it obvious that none of the individual's property remains personally owned, and no estate will survive. Hardship on the lodges involved undoubtedly results, at least in some instances, under the prevailing policy of looking at the time of the death to the lodge individually to take care of the mortuary expenses. Merit appears in the suggestion that all contribute annually and in relatively small amounts on a per capita basis, rather than the one lodge all at once, in providing for these mortuary expenses, much the same as the necessities of these individuals are provided for so long as they live there at our Masonic Home. Accomplishment of this, in our opinion, could be expected on the basis of annual collections smaller than the initially mentioned amount of twenty-five cents per capita; and is the extent to which your committee has found adoption of the proposition to be advisable. We therefore recommend that. the originally submitted proposition be rejected, and that in lieu thereof a somewhat changed provision be enacted, as follows: Section ..... In addition to all amounts payable as annual dues, each chartered lodge shall collett and pay to the Grand Lodge each year the sum of fifteen cents on account of the membership of each Master Mason reported in the annual return, except those whose dues have been remitted. Such sums shall stand available for the Grand Lodge's Mortuary purposes. , Section ..... The Committee on Relief and Charity may, from the sum:s collected


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for the Grand Lodge's Mortuary purposes, provide reimbursement to chartered lodges in such sum, in each instance, as the Committee shall approve, but not. in excess of $250.00 per decedent, on account of payment of undertaker's services, funeral, burial and other necessary mortuary expenses of deceased Master Masons, their wives, widows or minor children, who are members of the Masonic Home Family at time of death. Respectfully submitted, HENRY W. Fox, Chairman, ELVIS A. MOONEY, JAMES P. HULL, C. LEW GALLANT. Sam Wilcox concurs except as to proposed Grand Lodge Mortuary Fund Amendment.

On motion duly made, seconded and carried, section IV of the report, relative to Amendment re Mortuary Fund was ordered recommitted to the Jurisprudence Committee for further consideration, and the balance of the report was adopted. PRESENTATION OF W. BROTHER SHRODES

M. W. Brother Reader, Grand Secretary, presented W. Brother Shrodes, and announced to the brethren that Brother Shrodes had been for 52 years a member of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem, and for 50 years the Chairman. Brother Shrodes was given a hearty ovation by the brethren. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM

W. Brother Shrodes presented the report of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem which was adopted and is as follows: Grand Officers . Past Grand Masters . District Deputy Grand Masters .. District Deputy Grand Lecturers Committee on Jurisprudence . Committee on Appeals and Grievances .. Committee on "\Tays and Means Committee on Credentials . Committee on Mileage and Per Diem Building Supervisory Board Chairmen of Committees . Chartered Lodges . Assistant Grand Tilers Adjustments

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$33,275.46 Respectfully submitted, W. R. SHRODES; Chairman, JOHN W. ADAMS, CRAS. S. HICKS, MYRON G. WELCH. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

R. W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests which was adopted and is as follows: o

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.To the AfostWor:shipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M.oo! Missouri: BRETHREN: The Grand Lodge of Missouri has been honored by the presence of


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ten distinguished guests, representing four jurisdictions in addition to our own. Annually the Grand Lodge of Missouri is pleased to extend honored guest recognition to those of its own brethren who have distinguished themselves by attaining the highest offices in the York and Scottish Rite bodies of this jurisdiction. Also, The Grand Lodge is pleased to include in its guest list such other representatives of affiliated Masonic groups as the Grand Master may designate. The committee has endeavored to extend a personal welcome to each, and to make the services of its members available to our guests at all times. We trust that our efforts have made their brief visit among us more pleasurable, and that each may have sensed in part the spirit of hospitality we hoped to convey. Fraternally submitted, BRUCE H. HUNT, Chairman, ARTHUR U. GOODMAN, GEORGE F. MORRISON, A. BASEY VANLANDINGHAM.

MOTION RE BY-LAWS

R. W. Brother R. Jasper Smith presented a motion relative to the new' By-Laws, which was duly seconded and carried and is as follows: R. W. Brother R. Jasper Smith presented the following motion which was duly seconded and carried: That the Committee on Revision of the By-Laws be authorized to: (1) Prepare and edit annotations and cross-references to the Constitution and By-Laws. (2) Determine and edit the pertinent material to be published in the same volume with the annotated edition of the By-Laws. (3) Prepare and edit an index of the volume. (4) After consultation with the Grand Secretary and the Grand Master, determine the number of copies of the volume to be printed. (5) Supervise the publication of the volume, and determine all questions relating to its printing, binding, and publication. (6) Collaborate with the Committee on Forms and Ceremonies to determine with that Committee's approval the various ceremonies to be incorporated in the volume to be printed. In this connection the Committee on Forms and Ceremonies is empowered, with the consent of the Grand Master, to make such revisions in the forms as modern practice makes desirable. . (7) Incur any and all expenses it finds necessary and proper to accomplish its duties, including the cost of professional services found advisable: to the extent of any funds authorized for the purpose.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND HOTELS

The Report of the Committee on Transportation and Hotels was pre'sented and adopted as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The duties assigned to this committee have been performed. W. F. MILLER, Chairman. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS

W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt, Chairman, reported that there was no unfinished business to come before the Grand Lodge. The report was adopted. APPO~S

Freelon K. Hadley, R. W. Grand Lecturer Robert H. Mann, R. W. Senior Grand Deacon


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J. Renick Jones, R. W. Junior Grand Deacon R. Jasper Smith, R. W. Senior Grand Steward Martin B. Dickinson, R. W. Junior Grand Steward Arthur U. Goodman, Jr., R. W. Senior Grand Marshal George F. Morrison, R. W. Junior Grand Marshal A. Basey Vanlandingham, R. W. Grand Sword Bearer Russell E. Murray, R. W. Grand Pursuivant Samuel Thurman, R. W. Grand Chaplain Arno Franke, R. W. Grand Chaplain Herbert E. Duncan, R. W. Grand Chaplain Ira T. Gragg, R. W. Grand Chaplain Earl C. Griffith, R. W. Grand Chaplain James T. Blair, Jr., Ro Wo Grand Orator Charles Green, R. W. Grand Tiler INSTALLATION

The hour for installation having arrived, M. W. Brother Morris E. Ewing, assisted by M. W. Brother Forrest C. Donnell, as Grand Marshal, installed the following officers:

.M. W. Grand Master R. W. Deputy Grand Master oR. W. Senior Grand Warden BRUCE H. HUNT . • • . • • • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R. W. Junior Grand Warden W. H.o UTZ, JR. . • . . . . . . • . • . . • . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R. W. Grand Treasurer HAROLD L. READER . • • • • • • . • . . • • . . • . . . . . . . . . . R. W. Grand Secretary FREELON K. HADLEY . • • • . • . . • . • • • • . . . . . . . . . . . R. W. Grand Lecturer ROBERT H. MANN . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . • R. W. Senior Grand Deacon J. RENICK JONES . • • • • • . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . • . . . . . . R. W. Junior Grand Deacon R. JASPER SMITH • • • . • . • • . . . . • . . • . . . . • . . . . . . . R. W. Senior Grand Steward MARTIN B. DICKINSON • • • • • • • . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . R. W. Junior Grand Steward ARTHUR U. GOODMAN, JR. • • • . • . . . . . . . , • • . . . . . R. W. Senior Grand Marshal GEORGE F. MORRISON ••••.••...•.....••• R. W. Juni01" Grand Marshal A. BASEY VANLANDINGHAM . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . R. W. Grand Sword Bearer RUSSELL E. MURRAY ,0, " •• , • • • • • " o ' R. W. Grand Pursuivant SAMUEL THURMAN • • • . • . . . . • . . • • . . . . . • . . . , .• .R. W. Grand Chaplain ARNO FRANKE • • • • • . . . . . . . . • • . . R. W. Grand Chaplain HERBERT E. DUNCAN •••.. , , .. o ' • • • • • • • • , , • , , .R. W. Grand Chaplain IRA T, GRAGG • . • . . . . . • . . . • . . . . . . . , •. , •••.• , ,R, W. Grand Chaplain EARL C: GRIFFITH ••.•••..•••.••. , .. , , , ••••.. R. W. Grand Chaplain JAMES T. BLAIR, JR........•••••••• , , • , •• , ••. R. W. Grand Orator CHARLES GREEN •.•.....•••••.•••.• , .•••...•• R. W. Grand Tiler P. BRIGGS • . . . . . . . . . . . L. ARONSON . . • . . . . . . . . . . . HAROLD O. GRAUEL.

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Following the installation, M. W. Brother Jayne presented Grand Master Briggs with the Grand Master's Jewel, and M. W. Brother Harold L. Reader, Grand Secretary, presented Grand Master Briggs with the Grand Master's Apron. . M. W. Brother Ewing presented M. W. Brother Jayne with a Past Grand Master's Jewel. A large group of brethren, all members of the Conservation Commission of Missouri, led by W. Brother Dru L. Pippin, Secretary of Waynesville


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Lodge No. 375, was introduced, and presented Grand Master Briggs with a Browning Automatic Gun, highly engraved, and many boxes of shells. M. W. Brother Sunderland presented Grand Master Briggs with an Autograph Book from the Masters' and Wardens' Association of Kansas City. The brethren of Censer Lodge No. 172, the Grand Master's Lodge, led by R. Wor. Brother J. Clyde Butler, D.D.G.M., presented Grand Master Briggs with an Apron Case. W. Brother George Miller of Excello Lodge No. 332, with a group representing the 14th Masonic District, on behalf of the District presented Grand Master Briggs with a coat, vest and hat. W. Brother W. L. King, Past Master of Censer Lodge, foreman of the Grand Master's newspaper for twenty-two years,路 was presented to the brethren. BENEDICTION

Grand Chaplain Thurman then pronounced the benediction. CLOSING

The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M. of the State of Missouri, rested from its labors and was closed in Ample Form at 12: 15 p.m., this day, the twenty-sixth day of September, 1957, no further business appearing, to meet again in St. Louis, Missouri, the last Tuesday, viz: the thirtieth day of September, 1958. HAROLD L. READER, Grand Secretary. STANDING COMMITTEES 1957路1958

Jurisprudence-Henry W. Fox, Chairman, 1200 Riss Bldg., 15 W. 10th St., Kansas City 5, Mo.; Sam Wilcox, 206 N. Noyes Blvd., S1. Joseph, Mo.; Elvis Mooney, Bloomfield, Mo.; Harry Gershenson, 506 Olive St., S1. Louis, Mo.; C. Lew Gallant, 706 Chestnut St., St. Louis, Mo. Appeals and Grievances-Claud T. Wood, Chairman, Richland, Mo.; Marvin E. Boisseau, 706 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo.; Morgan Donaldson, Princeton, Mo.; Richard J. Chamier, Moberly, Mo.; Herbert C. Hoffman, 1212 Dierks Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. Ways and Means-Frank A. Lewis, Chairman (3), 3201 Park, Kansas City, Mo.; Harry Theis (3), 314 N. 4th St., St. Louis, Mo.; Oliver Luft (1),315 N. 12th St., St. Louis, Mo.; Alva Bagley (2), Shelbina, Mo.; Irving J. Freiberger (2), 7425 Warwick Dr., St. Louis 21, Mo. Credentials-Fred Knight, Chairman, 9th and Harrison, Kansas City 6, Mo.; George Prater, 312 E. Macon, Carthage, Mo.; George McKean, Lexington, Mo.; Fred O. Wade, Ozark, Mo.; Seibert Etter, 10404 Presley, St. Louis 15, Mo. Mileage and Per Diem-Walter Shrodes, Chairman, 1708 So. Main St., Burlington, Iowa; John W. Adams, Marshall, Mo.; Charles Hicks, Monroe City, Mo.; George Miller, Excello, Mo.; Dru L. Pippin, Waynesville, Mo.' Ritual-Freelon K. Hadley, Chairman, 3412 Duncan St., St. Joseph, Mo.; J. Bennett Klingner, 436 E. Pacific, Springfield, Mo.; J. Harold Burton, 1327 Drayton, Webster Groves, Mo.; Turner A. Barnhart, Columbia, Mo.; Arthur C. Mothershead, Gashland, Mo.; L. Marshall Hollenbeck, Sikeston, Mo. Correspondence-Ray V. Denslow, Trenton, Mo. Necrology-James W. Skelly, Chairman, 3637 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 8, Mo.; Samuel Thurman, 225 S. Skinker Blvd., S1. Louis 5, Mo.; Wm. W. Martin, 5520 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. Auditing-C. K. Benson Company, St. Louis, M6.


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Grand Master's Address-Harold M. Jayne, Chairman, Memphis, Mo.; and all ,Past Grand Masters in attendance. Entertainment of Distinguished Guests-George F. Morrison, Chairman, 1250 Macklind, St. Louis 10, Mo.; Robert H. Mann, 101 W. 11th St., Kansas City, Mo.; RusseII E. Murray, 1717 June Dr., St. Louis IS, Mo.; A. Basey Vanlandingham, R. R. No.3, Columbia, Mo.; John E. Adams, 219 S. Clark, Ferguson 21, Mo. Chm路tered Lodges-Robert Lee Barger, Chairman, 317 E. Dent St., Ironton, Mo.; W. R. HoweII, Box 362, Shelbina, Mo.; Vernie G. Fisher, 903 Harrison, Kansas City 6, Mo.; Jess Easley, Lebanon, Mo.; Elmo Davis, La Belle, Mo. Lodges U. D.-Harry C. Ploetze, Chairman, 5729 Lindenwood Ave., St. Louis 9, Mo.; Lewis O. Weigel, Box 331, St. Joseph, Mo.; W. R. Usher, 1501 Paris Ave., Hannibal, Mo.; Mark Jenkins, Slater, Mo.; Wm. R. Denslow, Trenton, Mo. Relief and Charity-Richard O. Rumer, Chairman, 1509 Washington Ave., St. Louis 3, Mo.; Robert L. Aronson, Civil Courts Bldg., St. Louis I, Mo.; Bruce H. Hunt, Box No. 88, Kirksville, Mo.; Dewey Routh, Rolla, Mo.; Ralph E. Brown, 923 Madison, Webb City, Mo. Masonic Bom'ds of Relief-Elmer W. Wagner, Chairman, 750 Hawbrook Rd., Glendale, Mo.; W. }'. Woodruff, 314 Temple Bldg., Kansas Ci'ty, Mo.; James W. SkeIIy, 3637 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 8, Mo:; Jesse Moore, Box 342, Sta. D., St. Joseph, Mo.; Chas. W. McCleIlan, 4215 Athlone Ave., St. Louis 15, Mo. Masonic Education-Homer L. Ferguson, Chairman (3), Box 744, Kirksville, Mo.; Forrest C. DonneIl (3), 4615 LindeII Blvd., St. Louis 8, Mo.; Glenn }'. Leslie (2), State CoIIege, Kirksville, Mo.; John A. Weiss (2), 1101 Waltower Bldg., Kansas City, Mo.; George C. Marquis (1), 114 E. Ruby St., Independence, Mo.; George G. Harrison (I), 650 S. Jefferson, Springfield, Mo. Building Supervisory Board-Walter J. Bublitz, Chairman (2), 6629 Overhill Rd., Kansas City 13, Mo.; James M. Bradford (I), 4165a Shaw Ave., St. Louis 10, Mo.; Fred C. Heuermann (3), 4826 Penrose Ave., St. Louis IS, Mo. Committee on By-Laws-Orestes Mitchell, Jr., Chairman, 717 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph, Mo.; R. Jasper Smith, 1320 E. Walnut, Springfield 4, Mo.; Martin B. Dickinson, 1002 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo.; Richard O. Rumer, 1509 Washington . Ave., St. Louis 3, Mo.; Robert C. Brinkman, 611 Olive St., St. Louis 1, Mo. Committee on Forms and Ceremonies-William J. Craig, Chairman, 1035 S. Pickwick, Springfield, Mo.; Bruce H. Hunt, Box 88, Kirksville, Mo.; Morris E. Ewing, Morrisville, Mo.; Freelon K. Hadley, ex-officio, 3412 Duncan St., St. Joseph, Mo. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 1957路1958 Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis-Alfred M. Frager, Chairman, 1219 Washington Ave., St. Louis 3, Mo.; Robert C. Brinkman, 611 Olive St., St. Louis 1, Mo.; Elmer W. Wagner, 750 Hawbrook Rd., Glendale 22, Mo. George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association-Morris Ewing, Chairman, Morrisville, Mo.; Harry S. Truman, Independence, Mo.; James M. ! Sellers, Lexington, Mo. Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges-Ray V. Denslow, Chairman, Trenton, Mo.; Harold L. Reader, 3681 LindeII Blvd., St. Louis 8, Mo.; Harris C. Johnston, Boonville, Mo.; Francis E. Howard, Ironton, Mo.; James P. Hull, Fawcett, Mo. Masonic Publications-Lloyd Cleveland,' Chairman, Chillicothe, Mo.; Eugene Andereck, Trenton, Mo.; Joseph A. Halley, 1720 O'Connell, Overland, Mo.; Harry G. Diller, 450 California Ave., Webster Groves 19, Mo.; J. P. Hall, Lexington, Mo. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MASONIC HOME 1957-1958 Frank P. Briggs............... . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Macon Robert L. Aronson. . . . . . . .......... . .. St. Louis, Civil Courts Bldg. Harold O. Grauel : Cape Girardeau, State College Bruce H. Hunt Kirksville, Box 88


1957

Il5

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Richard H. Bennett Joseph A. Halley.... A. B. Vanlandingham. Edward E. Wilson. Ralph E. Brown. . . . . . . Carlos E. Ellerbrook Dewey Routh................... Richard O. Rumer... . . . .

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St. Louis, 1501 Locust .St. Louis, 1720 O'Connell 14. Columbia, R.R. No. 3 . . . . . . . . . . .. .. St. Joseph, 34Il Duncan Webb City, 923 Madison North Kansas City, 1200 E. 25th .. ... ... . . Rolla . .. St. Louis, 1509 Washington 3

LIVING PAST GRAND MASTERS OF THIS JURISDICTION

Name and Location William W. Martin, 5540 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis Byrne E. Bigger, Courthouse, Hannibal William R. Gentry, 717 Louderman Building, St. Louis Ray V. Denslow, Trenton F. C. Barnhill, Marshall DuVal Smith, Courthouse, St. Joseph James W. Skelly, 3637 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis Harold L. Reader, 3681 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis Henry C. Chiles, Lexington Harry S. Truman, Independence Harris C. Johnston, Boonville Forrest C. Donnell, 4615 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 8 W. F. Woodruff, 314 Temple Bldg., 903 Grand, Kansas City Willis J. Bray, 3909 W. 4th, Fort Worth, Texas , Morris E. Ewing, Morrisville Harry F. Sunderland, 4302 Woodland Ave., Kansas City 4 James M. Bradford, 4165A Shaw Ave., St. Louis Homer L. Ferguson, Box 744, Kirksville Richard O. Rumer, 1509 Washington Ave., St. Louis James M. Sellers, Lexi ngton Orestes Mitchell, Jr., 717 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph William J. Craig, 1035 S. Pickwick, Springfield .. '" " Harold M. Jayne. Memphis..... . DISTRICT DEPUTY G. Mo's 1957-1958

Dist. No. I. George Sowers, Wayland 2. Cecil H. Darr, Kirksville 3. John S. Stillwell, Lucerne 4. Wm. R. Denslow, Trenton 5. R. L. Grun, New Hampton 6. Leslie Gray, McFall 7. Carl Winell, Maryville, RFD No.2 8. Kenneth Kneale, Oregon 9. John T. Suesens, 1202~ Ashland Ave., St. Joseph 10. Warren Gallinger, Union Star II. John R. Sharp, 5009 E. 48th St., No. Kansas City 12. A. E. Hoover, Chillicothe 13. Walter Barnett, Meadville 14. J. Clyde Butler, Macon

:

Year of Seroice 1925-26 1928-29 1930-31 1931-32 1933-34 1934路35 1935-36 1937-38 1938-39 1940-41 1941-42 1942-43 1943-44 1944~46

1947-48 1948-49 1949-50 1951~52

1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-1957

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 1957-1958

Dist. No. 1. Merle Graham, Kahoka 2. Leo B. Kennedy, Edina 3. John E. Reece,' Jr., Milan 4. 5. Wilbur Scott Christie, New Hampton 6. Glenn V. Bulla, King City 7. Winfred B. King, 415 W. 13th St., Maryville 8. Hanson E. Ware, Corning 9. Wm. E. Jamieson, 2815 Faraon St., St. Joseph 10. Chas. B. Whitchurch, Winston 11. Joe L. Moore, 809 N. Lightburne, Liberty 12. Ray Carpenter, R.R. No.1, Chilli路 cothe 13. Virgil Slaughter, Meadville 14. George B. Grubb, Monroe City


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15. A. L. Leggett, 2003 Chestnut, Hannibal 16. Charles T. Sisson, 1116 So. Carolina St., Louisiana 17. Francis A. Ely, Monroe City 18. Dale Ward, 908 So. Clark, Moberly 19. Milton Daily, Brunswick 20. R. H. Robinson, Norborne 21. Orville Van Cleave, Gashland 22. Lester M. Heckman, 1010 W. 39th St., Kansas City 23: J. Lyn Rider, 1702 Franklin, Lexington 24. Wilbur Haines, Miami 25. Herbert R. Kuhn, Otterville 26. John W. Tanner, 505 Hardin St., Columbia 27. John Byram, Vandalia 28. Calvin Schroff, Montgomery City 29. John W. Bibb, Troy 30. James H. Rudd, Foristell 31. Don Townley, 1808 W. McCarty, Jefferson City 32. J. Dan Shepard, Union 33a. John B. Grotwiel, 5609 Mimika Ave., St. Louis 20 33b. Rudy B. Brock, 2719 Ashby Rd., St. Louis 14 33c. Herbert H. English, 4954 Columbia Ave., St. Louis 9 34. Wm. Hedrick, Pleasant Hill 35. Amos L. Bright, Adrain 36. L. V. Morris, 1825 S. Grand, Sedalia 37. Robert L. Dunning, Clinton 38. Horace T. Robinson, Waynesville 39. Sam Bayless, Cuba 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48.

William E. Jones, Imperial Cortis B. Hutchins, Fair Play Frank Ernst, Golden City Paul Hargrove, Eldorado Springs Ralph E. Brown, 923 S. Madison, Webb City Osa L. Godfrey, 1401 N. West St., Springfield Robert L. Lamar, Cabool Friend B. Greene, Eminence Jesse L. Holloway, Elvins

49. O. C. Amick, Illmo 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55.

Clell M. Gilbert, Sikeston Frank C. Kindred, Caruthersville Wayne Ward, Piedmont Virgil Yadon, West Plains Harry D. Wilson, Crane Orville Abernathy, Cassville

1957

15. Lee B. Turner, 2610 Owen Ave., Hannibal 16. Russell J. Rowe, Louisiana 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

Joseph M. Hampton, Monroe City Edwin B. Hawkins, Higbee Irvin Williams, Sumner Chesley E. McAfee, Bosworth Arthur C. Mothershead, Gashland Cecil W. Kirby, 10416 E. 28th St. Terrace, Independence 23. John R. Bridges, 1700 Olive, Higginsville 24. Edward Caton, Nelson 25. Frank A. Arnold, 733 Main, Boonville 26. Turner A. Barnhart, 505 Texas, Columbia 27. Everett W. Torreyson, 1208 E. Jackson, Mexico 28. Kenneth G. Lemasters, Montgomery City 29. John Fletcher, Silex 30. Joseph B. Peyton, 616 Washington, St. Charles 31. Frank V. Jones, 304 Randolph, California 32. Wm. S. Juergens, Sullivan 33. Rolla A. Hemphill, 3704A S. Spring, St. Louis 16

34. T. B. Prettyman, Harrisonville 35. Ralph O. Fritts, Amsterdam 36. Lloyd C. Kennon, 1455 S. Sneed, Sedalia 37. Philip D. Trainer, Clinton 38. John H. Hicks, Box 527, Lebanon 39. Richard H. Kerr, 908 W. 11th St., Rolla 40. Vernon K. Abel, Hillsboro 41. Glenn J. Lyon, Fairplay 42. David E. Ruark, S. Greenfield 43. John R. Walker, Box 357, Nevada 44. Joy L. Ortloff, R.F.D. 1, Carthage 45. William Nail, 833 S. Avenue, Springfield 46. H. Leroy Grasslc, Cabool 47. Robert W. Adams, Van Buren 48. Oran J. Holdman, 401 Bell, Bonne Terre 49. Trueman D. Boone, 401 S. Park St., Cape Girardeau 50. Thomas R. Wilkins, Sikeston 51. Howard L. Martin, Caruthersville 52. Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Piedmont 53. A. E. Blackwood, Willow Springs 54. Duane Eiserman, Branson 55. Charles W. Werdein, Aurora


1957

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

56. Earle D. Young, Stella 57. Harold Burton, 1327 Drayton, Web路 ster Groves 58. Howard Scott, Eldon 59. Byron Auld, Buckner 60. George Abernathy, Bernie

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56. James D. Hurst, 611 Oak Ridge Dr., Neosho 57. Sylvan A. Barton, 3005 Endicott Ave., St. Louis 21 58. Claude W. Dunnaway, Versailles 59. Owen S. Taylor, 1119 W. 26th St., Independence 60. J. John Shipman, 308 N. Baker Dr., Kennett

LIST OF GRAND SECRETARIES AND THEm ADDRESSES

Alabama, C. H. Stubinger, Box 98, Montgomery. Arizona, Joseph A. E. Ivey, P. G. M., Box 1488, Tucson. Arkansas, L. Leland McDaniel, P. G. M., Little Rock. California, Lloyd E. Wilson, P. G. M., 25 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco 2. Colorado, Harry W. Bundy, 300 Masonic Temple, Denver. Connecticut, Earle K. Haling, P. G. M., 201- Ann St., Hartford 3. Delaware, Chester R. Jones, 818 Market St., Wilmington 24. District of Columbia, Raymond N. Babcock, Masonic Temple, Washington 5. Florida, George W. Huff, 512 Masonic Temple, Jacksonville 2. Georgia, Daniel W. Locklin, 811 Mulberry, Macon. Idaho, Clyde I. Rush, P. G. M., Box 1677, Boise. Illinois, Richard C. Davenport, P. G. M., Harrisburg. Indiana, Dwight L. Smith, P. G. M., Masonic Temple, Indianapolis. , Iowa, Earl B. Delzell, Masonic Library, Cedar Rapids. Kansas, Arthur H. Strickland, P. G. M., Topeka. , Kentucky, Alpheus E. Orton, P. G. M., 200 Shubert Bldg., Louisville 2. Louisiana, D. Peter Laguens, Jr., 300 Masonic Temple, New Orleans. Maine, Earl D. Webster, Masonic TernpIe, Portland. Maryland, Claud Shaffer, Masonic TempIe, Baltimore 1. Massachusetts, Earl W. Taylor, 51 Boylston St., Boston 16. Michigan, Charles T. Sherman, P. G. M., Masonic Temple, Grand Rapids 3. Minnesota, David E. Palmer, Masonic Temple, St. Paul. Mississippi, Sid F. Curtis, Meridian. Missouri, Harold L. Reader, P. G. M., 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 8. Montana, Byron F. Gaither, Box 896, Helena.

Nebraska, Carl R. Greisen, 401 Masonic Temple, Omaha. Nevada, E. C. Peterson, P. G. M., Carson City. New Hampshire,' Harold O. Cady, P. G. M., ConcOld. New Jersey, Harvey C. Whildey (acting), Masonic Temple, Trenton. New Mexico, Chandler C. Thomas, Box 535, Albuquerque. New York, Edward R. Carman, 71 W. 23d St., New York City. North Carolina, Wilbur L. Mciver, Box 3068, Raleigh. North Dakota, Harold S. Pond, P. G. M., Fargo. Ohio, H. S. Johnson, P. G. M., 634 High St., Worthington. Oklahoma, J. Fred Latham, P. G. M., Masonic Temple, Guthrie. Oregon, Harry D. Proudfoot, P. G. M., Masonic Temple, Portland. Pennsylvania, George S. Avery, Masonic Temple, Philadelphia. Rhode Island, Fred W. Johnston (Acting), 127 Dorrance St., Providence 3. South Carolina, Henry F. Collins, P. G. M., 901 Palmetto State Life Bldg., Columbia. South Dakota, Elvin F. Strain, Box 468, Sioux Falls. Tennessee, T. E. Doss, P. G. M., Box 216, Nashville. Texas, Harvey C. Byrd, Box 446, Waco. Utah, Clarence M. Groshell, Masonic Temple, Salt Lake City. Vermont, Aaron H. Grout, P. G. M., Burlington. Virginia, Dr. James N. Hillman, P. G. M., Masonic Temple, Richmond. Washington, John I. Preissner, Masonic Temple, Tacoma 3. West Virginia, Julian B. Hollingsworth, Box 2346, Charleston 28. Wisconsin, Paul W. Grossenbach. 1123 N. Astor St.. Milwaukee 2. Wyoming, Irving E. Clark, Masonic Temple. Casper.


IIS

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Grand Lodge Alberta Argentina Austria Brazil (Rio De Janeiro) Brazil (Rio Grands do SuI) Brazil (Minas Gerais) Brazil (Para)

Grand Secretary Edward H. Rivers A. Lappas Rudolph Rappos Jacy Garnier de Baccellar Joad Yorge Ribi

Brazil (Pernambuco) Brazil (Ceara)

Demostenes N. V. de Agl'var Luis N. de Mattos

British Columbia

J. H. N. Morgan, P. G. M.

Canada

Ewart G. Dixon

Chile China Costa Rica Cuba

Cesar Bunster Calderon David W. K. Au, P. G. M. Rafael Obrejon Dr. Jose F. Castellanos

Denmark

Einar Hoeg

Ecuador England

S. Clemente Perez Sanchez Sydney A. White, M. O.

Finland

Bruno Kivikoski

France

Geo. Richaud

France (Nat'l Grand Lodge) Guatemala

V. F. Planquc

Greece Honduras

Dr. Panayiotis Hadjipetros Miguel A. Zelaya

Ireland

J. O. Harte

Israel Italy (Grand Orient) Iceland

Eliezer Dubinsky Enzo Munitillo Olafer Gislason

Japan

Geo. B. Marg-ulis

Manitoba

Thomas O. Jackson

Mexico (York)

Henry A. Robinson

Mexico (Campeche)

Omar C. Livera G.

Mexico (Cosmos)

Rigoberto Trevino

Mexico (EI Potosi)

Abel E. Elizondo

Sergio A. Ivanenko Arthur N. Figueriedo

Manuel A. Triboullier

1957 Address Calgary Buenos Aires Vienna Caixo Postal No. 2215 Caixo Postal 683, Porta Alegra Caixo Postal 5, Belo Horizonte P. O. Box 333, Belem, Para P. O. Box 1415. Recife, Pernambuco P. O. Box 76, Fortaleza, Ceara 692 Seymour St., Vancouver P. O. '.Drawer 217, Hamilton, Ont. Casillo 2867, Santiago P. O. Box 758, Taipei, Taiwan, China San Jose, Box 3282 Reina-Y, Belascoain â&#x20AC;˘ Havana Blegdamsvej 23, Copenhagen P. O. Box 932, Guayaquil Freemasons' Hall London W.C. 2 P. Esplanadik 35, East Helsinki 8 Rue Puteaux Paris 17, France 65 Boulevard Bineau, N euilly-sur-Seine Apartado Postel 312, Guatemala City 19 Acharnon St., Athens Apartado 28, Tcgucigal pa, Honduras, C. A. Freemasons' Hall, Molesworth St., Dublin Tel Aviv, Box 2080 Rome Freemasons' Hall, Borgartun 4, Reykjavik 1-13 Sakae-Cho MinatoKu, Masonic Temple. Tokyo, Japan Masonic Temple, Winnipeg Apartado 1986. Mexico D. F. (1) Apartado 17, Campeche, Camp. Apartado 171, Chihuahua. Chih. Apartado 104, San Luis Potosi


1957

119

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Mexico (Tamaulipas) Mexico (Valle de Mexico) Netherlands

Arnulfo G. Lapeyrette Oscar Musquiz Martinez

New Brunswick New South Wales New Zealand Nicaragua

R. D. Magee James S. Miller F. G. Northern, P. G. D. Greg A. Tapia

Norway Nova Scotia Panama Peru Philippine Islands

Odd Lie-Davidson Reginald V.. Harris, K.C., P.G.M. Nathan A. Reid Cesar Osores Munoz Estaban Munarriz

Prince Edward Island Puerto Rico Quebec

F. A. Van Inderstine Emiliano Isales R. W. Louthood

Queensland

E. G. Radford, P.D.G.M.

San Salvador Saskatchewan Scotland South Australia

Jose Lacayo Tillez Robert A. Tate Alexander F. Buchan, M.B.E., B.S.C., Ph.D. F. J. Ellen,' P.G.W.

Sweden

Dr. G. E. A. Bottiger

Swiss Alpina

F. Mueller-Ruegg

Tasmania United Grand Lodge of Germanv Venezuela . Victoria Western Australia

H. A. Wilkinson, P.G.W. Karl Nuckell

Apartado 309, Monterrey Apartado 9, Guadalajara Apartado 419, Tampico Apartado 10, Mexico City 22 Fluweelen Burgwal, The Hague Saint John Sydney Box 1193, Wellington Box 102, Managua, D. N. Nicaragua N. Volgate 19, Oslo Freemasons' Hall, Halifax Panama City Apartado 587, Lima, Peru 1440 San Marcelino, Manila Box 112, Charlottetown Santurce, P. R. Masonic Temple, Montreal Box 675, K.G.P.O., Brisbane Segunda Calle, Ariente 27 P. O. Box 246, Regina 96 George St., Edinburgh Freemasons' Hall, Adelaide Frimurareorden, BIasieholms~atan 6, Stockholm Bogenschu tzenstrasse 8, Berne Hobart Frankfurt-on-Main

P. A. Ruiz Paz-Castillo C. W. Davis, P.S.G.W. N. J. Munro, P.S.G.W.

Apartado 927, Caracas 25 Collins St., Melbourne Freemasons' Hall, Perth

Mexico (Nueva Leon) Mexico

(Occidental)

Ernesto de Villarreal Cantu Joaquin Yanez Albarron

Dr. P. J. Van Loo

NUMERICAL LIST OF LODGES WITH DISTRICT NUMBERS AND CHARTER DATES

1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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31. 32.

33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.

41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

51.

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Eolia . Western Star . Memphis . Clarksville . Palmyra ••.....................• Paris Union . St. Louis .............•........ Havana . Wellington . Florida . Wyaconda .....................• Naphtali . Ava . Evergreen . . St. John's Windsor . Huntsville . Liberty . Humphreys . Ralls . Troy ......................•••.• Mercer . Cooper . Hemple . Callao . De Witt Mt. Moriah . Bismarck . 0

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1957 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124. 125. 126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. 136. 137.

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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 59 . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . .. 39 9 33-C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

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Jackson . Laclede . Webster Groves . Miami . Brookfield Washington Defiance ' . Friendship . Russellville . Madison . Perseverance ...................• St. Mark's . Vienna . Pomegranate St. Andrew's . Bethany Webster .. Mt. Vernon Ash Grove . Bogard . Bloomington . West View' . Heroine . Kirksville . Gallatin . Greenville .

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May 9,1850 Oct. 19, 1867 May 9,1850 Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 28, 1882 Oct. 17, 1879 Nov. 8,1924

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Oct. 19, 1867 May 10, 1850 May 9,1851 Oct. 12, 1893 May 10, 1850 Oct. 15,1885 May 10, 1850 May 28,1858 May 8,1851 Oct. 17, 1878 Oct. 16,1890 Oct. 14, 1886 May 8,1851 May 10, 1857 May 5,1851 May 30, 1860 Oct. 17, 1889 May 9,1851 Oct. 17, 1895

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55 35 40 48 48 58 12 16 47

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122 138. 139. 140. 141. 142. 143. 144. 145. 146. 147. 148. 149. 150. 151. 152. 153. 154. 155. 156. 157. 158. 159. 160. 161. 162. 163. 164. 165. 166. 167. 168. 169. 170. 171. 172. 173. 174. 175. 176. 177. 178. 179. 180. 181. 182. 183. 184. 185. 186. 187. 188. 189. 190. 191. 192. 193. 194. 195. 196. 197. 198. 199.

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

........................ ......................... ................................ Amsterdam ..................... Pleasant Grove ................. Irondale ....................... Modern ........................ Latimer ........................ ................................ Cass ........... .... ... .......... . ............................... Lexington ...................... Birming ..... ................... Milton ......................... Linn Creek .................... Bloomfield ...................... Ionic ............... ............ ................................ Ashland ........................ North Star .......... ........... Mountain Grove ................ . Green City ..................... Pleasant ........................ Clifton Hill ..................... Whitesville ..................... Occidental ...................... Joachim ........................ ................................ Portageville .................... ................................ Colony ......................... Camden Point .................. Benevolence .................... Hartford ....................... Censer ........ ................. Gray Summit .................. Sturgeon ....................... ...................... .......... Point Pleasant ................. Texas ......... ................. Griswold ....................... Pride of the West ............... Pyramid .................... .... ................................ Pilot Knob ........ ............. California ...................... Morley ......................... Chamois ........ ................ ................................ Hermon ........ ................ Hannibal ...... ................. Zeredatha ...................... Putnam ........................ ................................ Frankford ...................... Lincoln Oregon

'

-

AnRerona ....................... lVellsville Bolivar ......................... Quitman ....................... Carthage ....................... Allensville .... .................. New Hope ......................

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9 8 35 25 40 41 39

................... ................... ................... ................... ................... .................... ............ ,.......

. .................. . .................. 34 ................... . ................... 23 ................... 9 ................... 18 . .................. 38 ................... 50 ................... 48 ................... . .................. 26 ................... 8 ................... 46 ................... 3 ................... 41 ................... 18 ................... 9 ................... 33-C ... 40 ................... ................... 51 2 21 12 3 14 32 26

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

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

June 2.1866 May 31,1855 Sept. 27,1906 May 31,1855 May 26,1864 Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 19, 1899 Oct. 17, 1867 June 4,1855 May 28, 1858 June 11, 1865 Oct. 12, 1869 May 28,1859 Oct. 17, 1901 May 28, 1859 May 29, 1856 Oct. 15, 1885 Oct. 16, 1884 Oct. 27,1867 Oct. 15, 1858 May 28,1856 May 29,1856 May 31,1856 Oct. 16, 1890 May 22,1864 Oct. 19, 1867 May 30,1857 May 30,1857 Oct. 14, 1875 Oct. 23,1903 May 30,1857

51 46 28 ................... 33-B. 33-B ....

May 30,1857 Oct. 19,1867 May 28,1858 May 28,1858 Sept. 21,1916

46 31 50 31

Oct. 17,1895 Oct. 19, 1898 Oct. 19,1899 May 28,1857

43 15 9 3 16 II

28 41 7 44 6 29

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

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Oct. 17, 1889 May 30,1859 May 28, 1859 May 28, 1859

- -

May 26, 1859 ,May 28,1859 May 30,1860 Oct. 19, 1867 May 30,1860 Oct. 19, 1867 May 30.1860 May 30,1880


1957 200. 201. 202. 203. 204. 205; 206. 207. 208. 209. 210. 211. 212. 213. 214. 215. 216. 217. 218. 219. 220. 221. 222. 223. 224. 225. 226. 227. 228. 229. 230. 231. 232. 233. 234. 235. 236. 237. 238. 239. 240. 241. 242. 243. 244. 245. 246. 247. 248. 249.. 250. 251. 252. 253. 254. 255. 256. 257. 258. 259. 260. 261.

123

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Sonora ........................• Ravenwood Westville .....................•. Brumley ...........•..........• Rowley,......................... Trilumina Somerset •• Clay •...........•............•. Salisbury Poplar Bluff Unionville Hickory. Hill Four Mile ....................•. Rolla .......................• •• Forest City Hornersville ........•........... Hale City Barbee Good Hope Albert Pike Kansas City ~ ................ Mystic Tie La Belle Ray .......................•..•• Hamilton....................... Salem ........................•• Saline ........................•• Cypress........................ . Shelbina ....•.................•......... St. James Cardwell Polo ..........................• Bucklin St. Francois ..........................•••••• Sedalia La Plata....................... Rushville Hopewell •.•.•.................••..•..... Palestine ...••........................... Keystone ........•..•........... Middle Fabius Knobnoster Montgomery Neosho •....................•... ........................•...•.•• Carroll ..........................•.•••• Hope .................•......•. ••• .•.•• Laredo ...............•......... Butler ... . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . Alton .....................••••• Shekinah Lodge of Light. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .

8 • • • . • . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 7 • • • • • . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 19 .••••••....•......• 38 ..•••• •...... •...... 21 ..•........... ....• 24 3 . . • . . . • . . . . . . . . . . .. 11 ..................• 19 52 • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3 • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 31 , . . . .• 60 • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 60 • • • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 20 .. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. 24 33-C.,................. 22 22 . . . . . • • . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 • • • • . • . . . . . . • . . . . . • 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 12 39 48 . ... . . . . . .. 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 14 • . 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 60 ...•............... 12 ..................• 13 . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 48 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 36 14 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 47 . . 30 . . 33-A...................

4 35 53 40 5

Lodge of Love Mechanicsville

1 30

I

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

36 28 56

..... . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• . .....•............ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . " ....... . .................•

20 32

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . . . .. .. .. . .. , . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .

.

Oct. 19, )867 Oct. 13, 1892 June 2,1866 Oct. 17,1878 Oct. 19, 1867 Dec. 9,1867 May 29, 1861 May 30,1861 Oct. 19, 1867 May 30, 1861 May 30, 1861 Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 19, 1867 May 30, 1861 May 30,1861 May 30, 1861 Oct. 12, 1893 Oct.19,1867 May 30,1861 Oct. 17, 1895 May 30. 1861 May 30, 1861 Oct. II, 1888 Sept. 21,1921 Oct.19,1867 May 29,1862 May 19, 1861 May 29, 1862 May 29,1862 May 28, 1863 Oct. 19, 1899 Oct. 17, 1878 May 26, 1864 May 26, 1864 May 26,1864 June22.1866 May 26, 1865 Oct. 13,1881 May 26,1865 May 26,1865 May 26, 1865 May 26,1865 Jan. 12, 1920 May 28, 1856 Oct. 19, 1887 Oct. 16, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1863 Oct. 15,1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 30, 1868


124 262. 263. 264. 265. 266. 267. 268. 269.. 270. 271. 272. 273. 274. 275. 276. 277. 278. 279. 280. 281. 282. 283. 284. 285. 286. 287. 288. 289. 290. 291. 292. 293. 294. 295. 296. 297. 298. 299. 300. 301. 302. 303. 304. 305. 306. 307. 308. 309. 310. 311. 312. 313. 314. 315. 316. 317. 318. 319. 320. 321. 322. 323.

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Holden ........................ Summit

36 59

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868

Corinthian

36

Oct. 15, 1868

". . . . . . . . . . .

Aurora Lodge of Truth Brotherhood New Salem Solomon Granite St. Clair Cold Spring

. . . . . . . .

33-B 14 9 29 45 36 37 36

.

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 19, 1922 May 29,1862 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 16, 1879

. . . . . . .

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 11, 1878 Sept. 29, 1904 Oct. 15,1868

Grand River Wm. D. Muir Essex Hogle's Creek

34 25 50 41

Fenton Cosmos Stockton Canopy......................... Earl

57 33·A 42 55 10

Craft Hermitage Graham........................ Fairmont " .. ,,'. Edina "... Lamar ,............. Sarcoxie , ,., ,.,. Mound City ,.,.,.,., ,...... Moniteau Sparta..........................

15 41

1 2 43 44 8 31 54

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 18, 1900 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 11,1888

Sampson Temple Doric

53 22 45

Oct. 18, 1900 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868

17 43

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868

22 49 17 10

Oct. 17, 1923 Oct. 12, 1869 Oct. 12, 1869 Oct. 12, 1869

.,

:..... ,

, .. , .. ,........

Lick Creek Osage Cecile Daylight Ashlar New London ,., Parrott

,

, .. ,.... ,...........

Sikeston ,' , .. , , , , , . Kearney ,., ", . Cuba .. " ,." .. Meramec .....................•. Pine ........................•.. Jerusalem "" ............•• Rural "" .. , . Osborn ......................••.. Eldorado . Paulville .. , . Versailles , . Jonathan .. " . Hardin . Cornerstone ....................•

.

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1869 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 17, 1889 Oct. 15, 1868

. . . .

7

50 11 39 57 52 42 22 10

.. ,.".,

,

,

""" ,.,

1

. . . . .

2 58

,

6

20 33-A

. . . .

.. . .

.

.

Oct. 12, 1869 Oct. 12, 1869 Oct. 13,1887 Oct, 19,1923 Oct. 11, 1888 Oct. 22,1896 Oct. 12, 1869 Oct. 12, 1869 Oct. 12, 1869 Oct. 12, 1869 Sept. 19, 1917 Oct. 12, 1869 Oct. 12, 1869 _Oct. 12, 1869


1957 324. 325. 326. 327. 328. 329. 330. 331. 332. 333. 334. 335. 336. 337. 338. 339. 340. 341. 342. 343. 344. 345. 346. 347. 348. 349. 350. 351. 352. 353. 354. 355. 356. 357. 358. 359. 360. 361. 362. 363. 364. 365. 366. 367. 368. 369. 370. 371. 372. 373. 374. 375. 376. 377. 378. 379. 380. 381. 382. 383. 384. 385.

125

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI McDonald ....................•. Dockery Linn .•......................... Mt. Zion Cainsville :.....

59 13 31 53 5

Paul Revere Charity Excello

33-C., 9 14

. . .

Dec. 12, 1869 Oct. 12,1869 Oct. 19, 1898 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13, 1870 "."

Oct. 15,1870 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 17, 1878 Oct. 13,1887 Oct. 19, 1922 Oct. 13,1870 Oct. 11, 1894 May 10, 1900 Oct. 15, 1870

Breckenridge Joplin Hallsville .......•............... Blue Springs '............ Herculaneum Fidelity Westport ,........... Rockville Circle

12 44 26 59 40 21 22 35 37

Moberly Fellowship ; ., Arlington America ........•........•.•....

18 44 39 33-B.......

Pollock Mosaic Friend Barnesville Hebron Adelphi Ancient Landmark

3

. Oct. 26, 1923 . Oct. 13, 1870 . Sept. 29, 1904

.

. . .

Oct. 31,1870 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13, 1870 Sept. 17, 1919

.

Oct. 16, 1884

.

48 54 47 27 21 26

Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 15, 1871 Sept. 27, 1906 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 17, 1873

Northlvest . Garrett . Tuscan '.. Riddick . Hiram . Fraternal . Higginsville . Bayou . Adair . Barry . Crescent Hill . Composite . Williamstown ...........•....... Sheldon . Nonpareil . Belle .

8 . 42 ..................• 33·C. . . 41 . 1 . 32 . 23 . 53 .

Oct. 16, 1884 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 15,1870 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 15, 1870 Oct. 14, 1880 Oct. II, 1888 Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13, 1871 May 7,1870 Oct. 15, 1870 Oct. II, 1883 Oct. 17, 1873 Sept. 27, 1906

Waynesville King Hill Ancient Craft Berlin Billings Queen City ....................• Ionia

38 9 6 10 54 1 58

Oct. 19, 1888 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13, 1872 Mar. 19, 1906 Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 13, 1871

Pythagor~s.

55 50 38

Oct. 16, 1872 Sept. 29, 1904 Oct. 18, 1901

East PraIrIe Richland

,.... :. ,..

2

.

55 35 52 15 43 34 39

. . . . . . .....•••..•••......


126 386. 387. 388. 389. 390. 391. 392. 393. 394. 395. 396. 397. 398. 399. 400. 401. 402. 403. 404. 405. 406. 407. 408. 409. 410. 411. 412. 413. 414. 415. 416. 417. .418. 419. 420. 421. 422. 423. 424. 425. 426. 427. 428. 429. 430. 431. 432. 433. 434. 435. 436. 437. 438. 439. 440. 441. 442. 443. 444. 445. 446. 447.

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Woodside

53

Oct. 13, 1871

Arcana ........................•

3

Raytown ......................• Christian Bee Hive

59 59 11

Western Light Gower Jasper Pike Decatur Carterville Malta Lowry City Rosendale Everton Malden Charleston Montrose Louisville Iberia Joppa Appleton City Valley Greensburg Hunnewell Cache Whitewater

41 11

. .

44

.

16 55

. .

44

.

24 37 9 42 60 50 37 29 38 46 37

. . . . . . . .••...........•.... . . .

9 2

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, ,

,'

Star Itaska Urbana Gate of the Temple Galt Samaritan Green Ridge Rothville Glenwood

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

.

Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 13, 1871

14 33-C 49

.

Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 16,1872 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 12,1893 Oct. 17,1901 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 22, 1896 Oct. 15,1885 Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 12, 1893 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 17, 1902 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 16,1872 Oct. 13, 1872 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 27, 1871 Oct. 18,1871 Oct. 14,1871 Oct. 13, 1881

. . . . . . . . .

Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 16,1872 Oct. 15,1886 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 15, 1890 Oct. 16, 1872 Sept. 29, 1904 Oct. 21, 1897 Oct. 17, 1873

. .

. . . . . . . . .

41 45' 4 48 36 19 1

New Madrid.................... Winona

51 47

Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 10, 1894

Competition Mack's Creek Wheeling Rockbridge

38 38 12 53

Oct. 15, 1891 Nov. 1, 1878 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 21, ~897

11 45 49 49

Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 16, 1872 . Oct. 13, 1881 . Oct. 16, 1872 . Oct. 16,1872 Oct. 16, 1872 . Oct. 17, 1901 . Oct. 17, 1901

Temperance Mt. Olive Tro\vel Excelsior Burlington Anchor Ada West Gate Ivanhoe Jacoby

,

. . . . . . . . . .

37 33~C

,

. . . .

7 33-B

23

33-A,

22 6

.


]957

448. Schell City 449. 450. Belton 451. 452. 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. 466. Southwest 467. Pleasant Hope 468. '.. 469. Plato 470. Nodaway

471. 472.

473. 474. 475. 476. 477.

127

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 43

Oct. 17, 1873

34

Oct. 16, 1872

54 10 26 25 28 42 45

. . . . . . .

33路A. 51 17

. .

53

.

23

.

Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 21,1903 Sept. 29, 1904 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 12, 1893 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 17,1873 Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 17,1873

56 41

Oct. 15, 1890 Oct. 17,1873

46

Mineral Pickering Nineveh

44 29

Oct. 17, 1887 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 15, 1874

Golden Mt. Hope Henderson

43 23 45

Oct. IS, 1874 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. IS, 1874

35 34 13 42 8 57

Oct. 29,1881 Oct. 17, 1878 Oct. 17,1889 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. IS, 1874 Oct. IS, 1874 Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 20, 1874 Sept. 27, 1906 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. 25, 1876 Oct. 12, 1876

478. 479. Rich Hill 480. Jewel 481. Marceline 482. Clintonville 483. Fairfax 484. Kirk,vood 485. Coldwater 486. Cairo 487. Chilhowee 488. Lock Springs 489. Lakeville 490. Montevallo 491. Vandalia 492. Daggett 493. 494. Lewistown 495. Unity 496. Robert Burns 497. Equality 498. 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

7

7

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

34 18 36 10 50

43 27 28 '

Oct. IS, 1876 Feb. 2, 1895 Oct. 11, 1877 Sept. 27,1906

15

43 53 :

39

. . . . . . . . . . .

33-B 10 59 15 25 21

. . . . .

33-A. 11

.

7 9

. .

47

.

Sept. 19,1917 Oct. II, 1877 Oct. 11,1877 Oct. 11, 1878 Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 13, 1881 Sept. 20,1917 Oct. 12, 1882 Oct. 12, 1882 Oct. 12, 1882 Sept. 12, 1882


128 510. 511. 512. 513. 514. 515. 516. 517. 518. 519. 520. 521. 522. 523. 524. 525. 526. 527. 528. 529. 530. 531. 532. 533. 534. 535. 536. 537. 538. 539. 540. 541. 542. 543. 544. 545. 546. 547. 548. 549. 550. 551. 552. 553. 554. 555. 556. 557. 558. 559. 560. 561. 562. 563. 564. 565. 566. 567. 568. 569. 570. 571.

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE New Hampton Skidmore Webb City Senath ....................•.... Granby Ga]ena Milford

44 60 56 54 43

Oriental Crane Clifton Heights Lock",'ood Gate City

. . . . .

24 54 33-B 42 22

Spickardsville Cunningham Wayne Higbee Conway Apollo

. . . .

7

.

Oct. 11, 1883 Oct. 22, 1896 Oct. 10, 1894 Oct. 11, 1883 Oct. 11, 1883

. . . . .

Oct. 16, 1884 Oct. 16, 1884 Oct. 15, 1885 Oct. 15, 1885 Oct. 18, 1885 Sept. 18, 1918

39 50 55 32 40 53 14 56 12

. . . . . . . . .

3

.

18 57 46 33-A 49 22 22 37 44

. . .

Oct. 15, 1885 Oct. 12, 1887 Oct. 19, 1898 Oct. 13, 1887 Oct. 13,1887 Oct. 13, 1887 Oct. 11, 1888 Oct. 17, 1889 Oct. 17, 1889 Oct. 17, 1889 Sept. 29, 1904 Oct. 16, 1889 Oct. 15, 1891 Sept. 19, 1917 Oct. 15,1890 Sept. 22,1920 Oct. 15, 1890 Oct. 15, 1890 Oct. 15, 1891 Oct. 15,1891 Nov.27,1891 Oct. 15, 1891 Oct. 15, 1891 Oct. 15, 1891 Oct. 17, 1891 Oct. 13, 1892

4 ]9 52 18 ' 38 . 33-A

Lane's Prairie . Dexter . Comfort . Columbia . B]ackwell . Ingomar 0 •••••••••• Bethel . Stella . Dawn . Winigan . Jacksonville . Ferguson . Mansfield .•..................... Algabil . Zalma .......................•.• Orient . South Gate . Clinton ; . . Carl Junction Rose Hill . Pendleton . Calhoun . Clarksburg . Foster . Summersville . Prairie .

Oct. 28, 1925 Oct. 12, 1882 Oct. 12, 1882 Oct. 22, 1902 Oct. 22, 1912 Oct. 12, 1882 Oct. 12, 1883

5

.

,.,.,.,

. . . . .

33-C,

48 37 31 35 46 5

. . . . . .

Moscow Clarksdale Ne]son, ........................• Cowgill.........................

29 10 24 12

Oct. 20, 1892 Oct. 12, 1893 Oct. 12, 1893 Oct. 12, 1893

York .........................•. Jamesport .....................• Tebbetts Maplewood Miller.......................... Naylor Marlborough Republic Hayti

22 10 27 57 55 52 22 45 51

Oct. 17, 1895 Oct. 19, 1898 Oct. 21,1902 Sept. 29, 1904 Sept. 29,1904 Sept. 29,1904 Oct. 26.1927 Sept. 28, 1905 Sept. 28, 1905


1957 572. 573. 574. 575. 576. 577. 578. 579. 580. 581. 582. 583. 584. 585. 586. 587. 588. 589. 590. 591. 592. 593. 594. 505. 596. 597. 598. 599. 600. 601. 602. 603. 604. 605. 606. 607. 608. 609. 610. 611. 612. 613. 614. 615. 616. 617. 618. 619. 620. 621. 622. 623. 624. 625. 626. 627. 628. 629. 630. 631. 632. 633.

129

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Rutledge Bernie La Monte Easter Olive Branch E\\'ing Forest Park Grandin Illmo Koshkonong Novinger

. . . . . . . .

.

. . . . .

Sept. 28, 1905 Sept. 28, 1905 Sept. 28, 1905 Sept. 28, 1905 Sept. 27, 1906 Sept. 27, 1906 Sept. 27, 1906 Oct. 1,1906

49 53 2

Sept. 27, 1906 Sept. 27, 1906 Sept. 27, 1906

Shamrock Cri terion Branson St. Francisville

27 44 54 1

Sept. 27, Sept. 26, Sept. 26, Sept. 26,

Advance........................ Barnett La Russell Union........

50 58 44 32

Sept. 26, 1907 Sept. 26, 1907 Sept.21,1921 Sept. 26, 1907

Cole Camp ..................• . Puxico Bosworth Leadwood Elvins Cosby ,............... Clayton Acacia Morehouse. . . .

36 50 20 48 48 9 57 26 50

Oct. 19, 1898 Sept. 30, 1908 Sept. 30, 1908 Sept. 30, 1908 Sept. 30, 1908 Sept. 3,1908 Sept. 30, 1908 Sept. 29, 1909 Sept. 29, 1909

Walker Craig Eminence Strafford Warrenton ·Clark Centertown Mokane Wellston Mt. Washington Chaffee Brentwood Swope Park Grandvie\v

43 8 47 45 30 18 31 27 57 59 49 57' 22 59

Willard Anderson Nor\vood Overland Owensville Sheffield Magnolia Mendon Valley Park East Gate Tower Grove Belwade Archie

;..............

I

60 36 32 33-C. 15 33-A. . 47

:

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

,.

1906 1907 1907 1907

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

Sept. 29,1909 Sept. 29, ]909 .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. June 17,1909 Sept. 28, 1910 Sept. 19, ]917 Sept. 28, ]9]0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. Sept. 28,1910 ..... . .. .. . .. .. Sept. 28,1911 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . Sept. 28, ]911 Oct. ]9,1911 Sept. 28, 1911 ,Sept. 28,1949 . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Sept. 28, ]911 Sept. 28,1911

45 56 46 57 32 22 33-B. 19 57 22 33-C·. 40 34

;

','

. . . . . .

Sept. 25, 1912 Sept. 25, 1912 Sept. 25, 19]2 Sept. 28, 1949 Sept. 25, 1912 Sept. 25, 1912 Oct. 2,1913

,

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Oct. 15, 1913 Oct. 2,1913 Oct. 2,1913 Oct. 2,1914 Oct. 15, 1914 Oct. 1,1914

. .


130 634. 635. 636. 637. 638. 639. 640. 641. 642. 643. 644. 645. 646. 647. 648. 649. 650. 651. 652. 653. 654. 655. 656. 657. 658. 659. 660. 661. 662. 663. 664. 665. 666. 667.

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Steele •......................... Greentop . Freedom . Mountain View . Trian~le ......................• Mizpah •........................

~~~~~ygs•• : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

Benj. Franklin '.' . Northeast . Grain Valley . Clarkton . Shaveh . Noel . Elmer . University Parma . Cleveland . Pilgrim . Sha\vnee . Commonwealth . Gardenville .•................... Country Club . Pro~ess . Purity . Alpha . Holliday . Theo. Roosevelt . Clarence ......................• Rockhill . Aldrich . Wardell . Lilbourn . Berkeley .

51 1 57 53 33·B. 33-A 57 33-C 33-C 22 59 60 33-A .. 56 14 57 51 34 33-B. 36 33-B. 57 22 33-C 33-A .. 22 17 33-C 14 22 .. , 41 51 51 57

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Oct. 1,1914 Oct. 22, 1924 Sept. 25,1946 Sept. 29,1915 Sept. 29,1915 Sept. 30,1915 . Sept.21,1916 Sept. 21, 1916 Sept. 21,1916 .. Sept. 21,1916 . Sept. 21,1916 . Dec. 15, 1948 Sept. 22,1920 . Sept. 22, 1920 . Sept. 22, 1920 . Oct. 18, 1920 . Sept. 22, 1920 . Sept. 22,1920 Sept. 21,1921 . Sept. 21,1921 Sept. 21, 1921 . Sept. 21,1921 . Oct.4,1921 Oct. 5,1921 Sept. 21,1921 . Sept. 21, 1921 . Oct. 17,1923 Oct. 17, 1923 . Oct. 22,1924 . Mar. 5, 1925 . Oct. 26, 1927 . Sept. 27,1951 . Sept. 30, 1952 . Sept. 29, 1953

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF LODGES-LOCATIONS-DISTIlICTS

No. 602 444 366 355 590 10 219 664 544 198 659 255 347 141 443 377 356 621 193 529

A Name Location County District Acacia ................•.Columbia Boone 26 Ray 23 Ada ...................• Orrick Adair ' Kirksville Adair 2 Adelphi. Edgerton Platte 21 Advance Advance Stoddard 50 Agency Agency Buchanan 9 Albert Pike Kansas City Jackson •............... 22 Aldrich Aldrich Polk .41 AlgabiI. ..............•. St. Louis. • . . . . . . . . . . .. . 33-A Allensville Allendale Worth 6 Alpha N. Kansas City Clay 22 Alton Alton Oregon 53 America St. Louis. • • . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33- B Amsterdam ............• Amsterdam Bates 35 Anchor ..............•.• University City 33- B Ancient Craft. Kin~ City .•..•....... Gentry 6 Harrisburg Boone ...............•.•26 Ancient Landmark Anderson Anderson .•.......... McDonald 56 Angerona Missouri City Clay 11 Apollo St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33- A


1957

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

181

412 389 633 346 70 55 100 156 306 127 267 26

Appleton City ..........•Appleton City St Clair 37 Arcana ................• Harris ' Sullivan ..............•• 3 Archie ••••....•.......••Archie ..............• Cass 34 Arlington 1• • • • • • • • • • • • Dixon Pulaski 39 Annstrong.............• Armstrong Howard 25 Arrow Rock ...........•.Arrow Rock " Saline 24 Ash Grove Ash Grove Green .45 Ashland '.. Ashland Boone 26 Ashlar Commerce Scott 49 Athens Albany ..•............Gentry ................• 6 Aurora ................• St. wuis '. . . . . . .. . "",'"., .. ",,33- B 46 Ava Ava .•••..•.......... .Douglas

217 591 116 353 S67 365 3 393 632 373 450 170 642 666 378 573 97 537 379 150 41 535 153 102 337 101 195 45 597 587 135 334 616 80 86 269 203 233 501 442 254

Barbee SweetSprings Saline 24 Barnett. Barnett. Morgan 58 Barnes Cabool. Texas 46 Barnesville Ellington Reynolds .47 Barry ...............•...Washburn Barry ...............••. 55 Bayou Bakersfield Ozark 53 Beacon St. wuis , .. ,., , ,.33-C Beehive , .Lawson Ray 11 Belgrade Belgrade Washington .40 Belle Belle Maries 39 Belton Belton Cass 34 Benevolence Utica Livingston 12 Benjamin Franklin St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. , . ,33- C Berkeley St. Louis St. Louis 33·A Berlin .................• Fairport De Kalb 10 Bernie Bernie Stoddard 60 Bethany Bethany .Harrison '. . . . . . . . . .. 5 BetheL Beth~l. Shelby 14 Billings Billings Christian 54 Binning Faucett. .Buchanan 9 Bismarck Bismarck St. Francois .48 BlackwelL Blackwell St. Francois .40 Bloomfield Bloomfield Stoddard 50 Bloomington ' Bevier Macon 14 Blue Springs Blue Springs Jackson 59 Bogard '~ .. ',' ......• Bogard Carroll 20 Bolivar Bolivar .Polk •.........•........ 41 Bonhomme Ballwin St. Louis 57 Carroll ..............••.20 Bosworth Bosworth Branson .............••• Branson Taney 54 Braymer Braymer Caldwell 12 Breckenridge Breckenridge Caldwell 12 Brentwood Brentwood St. Louis 57 Bridgeton .st. John's Station St. Louis 57 Linn 13 Brookfield Brookfield Brotherhood St. Joseph Buchanan 9 Brumley ..............•. Brumley Miller 38 Bucklin ••...............Bucklin Linn 13 Buckner Buckner Jackson 59 Burlington Burlington Jet. Nodaway 7 Butler ............•..... Butler ,Bates 35

B


132 416 328 486 552 183 38 63 169 284 231 549 249 401 197 461 147 305 172 611 59 615 185 331 407 487 392 342 662 610 553 559 17 645 207 601 507 651 463 520 161 548 482 274 485 595 168 534 533 654 120 432 369 464 454 528

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

C Cache St. Louis................... . Cainsville Cainsville Harrison Cairo Cairo Randol ph Calhoun Calhoun Henry California California Moniteau Callao Callao .Macon Cambridge Slater Saline Camden Point Camden Point Platte Canopy Aurora Lawrence Cardwell Cardwell Dunklin Carl Junction Jasper Carl Junction Carroll Norborne Carroll Carterville Carterville Jasper Carthage Carthage Jasper Caruthersville Caruthersville Pemiscot Cass Harrisonville Cass Cecile-Daylight. Kansas City ;Jackson Censer Macon Macon Centertown Centertown Cole Centralia Centralia Boone Chaffee .. : Chaffee Scott Chamois. ~ Chamois Osage Charity St.Joseph Buchanan Charleston Charleston Mississippi Chilhowee Chilhowee Johnson Christian Oak Grove Jackson Circle Roscoe St. Clair Clarence Clarence Shelby Clark Clark Randolph Clarksburg Clarksburg Moniteau Clarksdale Clarksdale f • • • • • De Kalb Clarksville Clarksville Pike Clarkton Clarkton Dunklin Clay Excelsior Springs Clay Clayton Clayton St. Louis Clearmont. Clearmont . . Nodaway Cleveland Cleveland Cass Clifton Thayer. . . . . . Oregon Clifton Heights St. Louis. . . ............. Clifton Hill Clifton Hill. . Randolph Clinton Clinton Henry Clintonville £1 Dorado Springs Cedar Cold-Spring Leeton Johnson Cold-Water Drexel. Cass Cole Camp .' Cole Camp Benton Colony ...............•• Colony Knox Columbia ............•..Pacific Franklin Comfort. Wheaton Barry Commonwealth St. Louis · .. . . . . . . . Compass Parkville Platte Competitioll .. ' Competition Laclede Composite Doniphan Ripley Concordia Concordia Lafayette Continental ~ .. Stewartsville De Kalb Conway Conway Laclede

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33-C 5 18 37 31 14 24 21 55 60 44 20 .44 .44 51 34 22 14 31 26 .49 31 9 50 36 59 37 14 18 31 10 16 60 11 57 7 34 53 33- B 18 37 .43 36 34 36 2 32 55 33-B 21 38 52 23 10 38


1957

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

133

36 265 323 600 282 656 561 287 606 519 368 586 312 525 227

Cooper ................• Boonville , Cooper ....••...........25 Corinthian Warrensburg Johnson 36 Cornerstone St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33- A Cosby Cosby Andrew 9 Cosmos St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33- A Country Club KansasCity Jackson '" 22 Cowgill Cowgill Caldwell 12 Craft Canton Lewis 15 Craig Craig , Holt 8 Crane Crane Stone 54 Crescent Hill Adrian Bates 35 Criterion Alba Jasper .44 Cuba Cuba Crawford 39 Cunningham Sumner , Chariton 19 Cypress Laclede Linn 13

492 539 400 88 137 119 39 532 325 300

Daggett. Dawn Decatur Defiance Delphian De Soto De Witt Dexter Dockery Doric

285 630 384 575 291 318 648 599 607 14 497 12i 278 505

Earl Coffey Daviess 10 East Gate Kansas City Jackson 22 East Prairie East Prairie Mississippi 50 Easter St. Clair Franklin 32 Edina Edina Knox 2 Eldorado Luray Clark 1 Elmer Elmer Macon 14 Elvins Flat River St. Francois 48 Eminence Eminence Shannon .' 47 Eolia Eolia Pike •................... 16 Equality Newburg Phelps 39 Erwin St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 33- A Stoddard 50 Essex · Essex Euclid St. Louis. : 33- A Eureka Brunswick Chariton 19 Evergreen New Haver. Franklin 32 Everton Everton Dade 42 Ewing..........•.•..... Ewing Lewis 15 Excello ........•••...... Excello Macon 14 Excelsior ....•.......... .Jackson Cape Girardeau .49

D

McKittrick Dawn Pierce City Sheridan Birch Tree De Soto DeWitt Dexter Meadville Elkland

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Montgomery Livingston Lawrence Worth Shannon Jefferson Carroll Stoddard Linn Webster

28. 12 55 6 .47 40 20 50 13 .45

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13 27 405 577 332 441

F

483 Fairfax 2QQ Fairmont. . 4:4. Fair Play :'13'2 Farmington 47 Fayette

Fairfax .Atchison 8 Wyaconda Clark 1 .Fair Play : Polk ••......... ~ ..•... Al ,.Farmington : : .. St. Francois 048 :~.:.~.~.!. Fayette .••....... '.~' . .Howard ......•....•.••.25


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

345 281 542 339 23 214 578 453 554 212 192 363 636 352 89 48

Fellowship Joplin Fenton Fenton Ferguson .............•. .Ferguson Fidelity Farley Florida Florida ForestCity ForestCity oSt. Louis Forest Park Forsyth Forsyth Foster Foster Four Mile Campbell Frankford .Frankford Fraternal Robertsville Freedom Mehl ville Friend Ozark Friendship Chillicothe Fulton Fulton

Jasper 44 St. Louis 57 St. Louis 57 .Platte .•................ 21 Monroe 17 Holt 8

515 106 423 655 359 522 422 125 9 427 475 218 72 397 289 644 514 579 276 618 272 66 173 159 425 414 635 107 178

G Galena Galena Stone Gallatin Gallatin Daviess Galt Galt Grundy Gardenville Gardenville .st. Louis Garrett Arcola Dade Gate City Kansas City Jackson Gate of the Temple Springfield Greene Gentryville Gentryville Gentry George Washington St. Louis...................... . . . Glenwood Glenwood Schuyler Golden Golden City Barton ., St. Louis Good Hope Gorin Gorin Scotland Clinton Gower Gower Graham Graham Nodaway Grain Valley Grain Valley Jackson Granby Granby Newton Grandin Grandin Carter Grand River Freeman Cass Grandview Grandview Jackson Granite Sedalia Pettis Grant City Grant City Worth Gray Summit Gray Summit Franklin Green City Green City Sullivan Green Ridge Green Ridge Pettis Greensburg Greensburg Knox Greentop Greentop Schuyler Greenville Greenville Wayne Griswold .............•••Bellflower Montgomery

216 336 224 188 322 499 171 21

H Hale City Hale Carroll 20 Hallsville Hallsville Boone 26 Hamilton Hamilton Caldwell 12 HannibaL Hannibal. Marion 15 Hardin Hardin Ray 20 Harmony St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. . .33- B Hartford ..............•.Hartford Putnam S Havana ..•..........• : .•McFall Gentry •...............• 6

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1957

135

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

571 459 354 117 37 477 338 123 288 187 104 211 527 364 455 362 279 262 660 49 251 239 215 4 130 32 415 30

Hayti. .Hayti. Hazelwood Seymour Hebron Mexico Helena .....•........... Rochester Hemple Hemple Henderson Rogersville Herculaneum Herculaneum Hermann Hermann Hermitage Hermitage Hermon Liberal Heroine Kansas City Hickory Hill. Eugene Higbee Higbee Higginsville Higginsville Hinton Hinton Hiram Kahoka Wheatland Hogle's Creek Holden Holden Holliday Holliday Holt. Holt. Hope Washington.' Hopewell LestervilJe Hornersville Hornersville Howard New Franklin Hume Hume Humphreys Humphreys Hunnewell Hunnewell Huntsville Huntsville

410 581 76 54 536 381 154 143 420 446

Iberia IlImo Independence Index Ingomar Ionia Ionic Irondale Itaska Ivanhoe

82 541 447 500 564 398 43 640 315 480 164 321 457 335 411

Jackson Linneus Jacksonville Jacksonville Jacoby Darlington Jameson Jameson Jamesport. .J amesport. Jasper Jasper Jefferson Jefferson City Jennings Jennings Jerusalem Jerico Springs, JeweL .................•Pleasant Hill Joachim Hillsboro Jonathan Denver Jonesburg Jonesburg Joplin Joplin Joppa Hartville

,

Pemiscot Webs ter Audrain Andrew Clinton Webster Jefferson Gasconade , .Hickory , .Barton J ackson , .Cole Randolph Lafayette Boone Clark Hickory Johnson Monroe Clay Franklin Reynolds Dunklin Howard ,Bates Sullivan Shelby Randolph

Iberia Miller I1lmo Scott Independence Jackson Garden City Cass Willow Springs Howell Eldon Miller Desloge St. Francois Irondale Washington St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. ".""" Kansas City Jackson

51 045

27 9 11 045 .40 32 Al 43 22 31 18 23 26 1 41 36 17 11 32 047 60 25 35 3 14 18

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38 49 59 34 53 58 .48 040 ",33- C 22

J Linn 13 Randolph 18 Gentry 6 Daviess 10 Daviess ................• 10 Jasper .................•44 ; .. Cole 31 St. Louis 57 ,Cedar .42 Cass 34 Jefferson 40 Worth 6 , Montgomery 28 , Jasper 44 Wright ......•......... .46


136

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

1957

K

220 311 68 213 376 105 484 245 582

Kansas City ............• Kansas City Jackson 22 Kearney Kearney Clay 11 Kennett. .Kennett. Dunklin 60 Keystone .st. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33- A King Hill St. Joseph Buchanan .............• 9 Kirksville ..............• Kirksville Adair 2 St. Louis 57 Kirkwood .............••Kirkwood Knobnoster Knobnoster. .Johnson ...............• 36 Koshkonong Koshkonong Oregon 53 L

222 83 115 489 292 460 574 531 237 253 592 506 145 598 77 494 149 31 302 666 138 326 152 51 521 488 257 259 268 128 409 403

La Belle La Belle Lewis Laclede Lebanon Laclede Laddonia Laddonia Audrain Stoddard Lakeville Bell City Lamar ~ .Lamar Barton Lambskin St. Louis............... . . . . . . . La Monte La Monte Pettis Lane's Prairie Vichy ' Maries La Plata La Plata Macon Laredo Laredo Grundy La Russell La Russell Jasper Lathrop Lathrop Clinton Latimer Licking Texas Leadwood Leadwood St. Francois Lebanon Steelville Crawford Lewistown Lewistown : ..Lewis Lexington Lexington ~ Lafayette Liberty Liberty Clay , Lick Creek Perry Ralls Lilbourn Lilbourn New Madrid Lincoln Fillmore Andrew Linn Linn Osage Linn-Creek Camdenton Camden Livingston Glasgow Howard Lockwood .............•.Lockwood Dade Lock Springs Lock Springs Daviess Lodge of Light Eagleville Harrison Schuyler Lodge of Love Lancaster Lodge of Tm th Atlanta Macon Lorraine Ridgeway Harrison Louisville Louisville Lincoln Lowry-City .Lowry City St. Clair

433 91 626 112 406 402 543 566 481 110

Mack's Creek Mack's Creek Madison Madison Magnol ia St. Louis Maitland Maitland Malden Malden Malta .Malta Bend Mansfield Mansfield Maplewood Maplewood Marceline Marceline Marcus ..........•...... Fredericktown

15 38 27 50 43 . . . 33-A 36 39 14 4 44 11 39 .48 39 15 23 11 17 51 9 31 38 25 .42 10 5 I

14 5 29 37

M

Camden 38 Monroe ...............• 17 '. . . . .. 33- B Holt 8 Dunklin 60 Saline 24 Wright .46 St. Louis 57 Linn 13 Madison .48


1957 569 324 260 458 16 628 313 35 2 85 244 516 567 151 471 1 639 344 144 612 129 295 64 490 246 58 408 603 184 351 558 294 614 158 637 476 439 40 99 327 221 25 568 560 247 60 510 199 307 429 270 473 470 647 372

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Marlborough McDonald Mechanicsville Melville Memphis Mendon Meramec Mercer Meridian Miami. Middle Fabius Milford Miller Milton MineraL Missouri Mizpah ]\foberly .' Modern Mokane Monett. Moniteau Monroe Montevallo Montgomery Monticello Montrose Morehouse Morley ]\fosaic Moscow Mound City Mount Washington Mountain Grove Mountain View Mt. Hope Mt. Olive Mt. Moriah Mt. Vernon Mt. Zion Mystic Tie

137

Oackson Co.) Jackson ...............•22 Independence Jackson .............•.. 59 St. Charles 30 Defiance Dadeville .Dade ,42 Memphis Scotland ...............• 1 Chariton ..............• 19 Mendon Eureka St. Louis 57 Princeton Mercer ................• 4 St. Louis 33- A Miami. Saline .................• 24 :Downing Schuyler ...............• I Barton ,43 Milford Miller ; .Lawrence 55 Milton Randolph 18 Oronogo Jasper ,44 St. Louis 33- B 51. Louis............. . 33-A Moberly Randolph 18 Humansville " Polk ,41 Mokane Callaway 27 Monett. Barry 55 Jamestown Moniteau .............•• 31 Monroe City Monroe ...............• 17 Montevallo Vernon .43 Montgomery City .Montgomery 28 15 Monticello Lewis Montrose Henry 37 Morehouse New Madrid 50 Morley Scott 50 Belleview Iron 48 Moscow Mills Lincoln 29 Mound City Holt 8 Mt. Washington Jackson 59 Mountain Grove Wright ,46 Mountain View Howell 53 Odessa Lafayette 23 Webster ,45 Rogersville, R. 3 St. Louis : 33- A Mt. Vernon Lawrence 55 West Plains Howell 53 .'Oak Ridge Cape Girardeau .49

N Naphtali St. Louis 33-B Naylor Ripley 52 Naylor Nelson Saline ..•............... 24 Nelson Neosho Neosho ' Newton 56 Callaway 27 New Bloomfield ........• New Bloomfield New Hampton Harrison 5 New Hampton Elsberry ............•.Lincoln 29 New Hope New London .Ralls .................•• 17 New London New Madrid ...........• New Madrid ~ New Madrid 51 New Salem Winfield Lincoln •............... 29 Nineveh ..............•• Olney ..............•.Lincoln 2!) Nodaway .Maryville , Nodaway .............•. 7 Noel Noel .•............... McDonald 56 NonpareiL ·.East Lynne •.......... Cass ..........••......•• 34


138

1957

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

643 Northeast. 157 North Star 358 Northwest. 622 Norwood 583 Novinger

Kansas City Rockport. Tarkio Norwood Novinger

Jackson Atchison Atchison Wright Adair

22 8 8 .46 2

163 134 576 139 546 518 303 317 7 623 624

OccidentaL Olean Olive Branch Oregon Orient. OrientaL Osage Osborn O'Sullivan Overland Owensville

St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . Olean , ..Miller St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Oregon Holt Kansas City Jackson Blackburn Saline Nevada Vernon Osborn .De Kalb Walnut Grove Greene Overland St. Louis Owensville Gasconade

241 18 19 650 308 65 11 330 319 551 92 502 136 472 399 652 182 314 469 504 113 160 142 467 176 79 349 232 95 209 166 131 556 503 179 657 658

P Palestine .st. Charles St. Charles 30 Palmyra Palmyra Marion •................ 15 Paris Union Paris ...............•.Monroe •............... 17 Parma Parma New Madrid 51 Parrott. Maysville .De Kalb 10 Pattonsburg Pattonsburg Daviess 10 Pauldingville Wright City Warren 30 Paul Revere ............•St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .33- C Paulville Hurdland Adair 2 Pendleton .Doe Run St. Francois .48 Pike ••................. 16 Perseverance Louisiana Philadelphia Philadelphia Marion 15 Phoenix Bowling Green Pike 16 Pickering Pickering .Nodaway 7 Pike ....•••.............Curryville .•.......... Pike •.................. 16 Pilgrim St. Louis.......................... . . . . . . . . .. 33-B Pilot Knob Richville Douglas 46 Pine Bardley Ripley 52 Plato Plato Texas 46 Platte City Platte City Platte •................. 21 Plattsburg Plattsburg Clinton 11 Pleasant Morrisville Polk •.................. 41 Pleasant Grove Otterville Cooper 25 Pleasant Hop~ Pleasant Hope Polk .41 Point Pleasant. Conran New Madrid 51 Polar Star St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33- C Pollock Pollock Sullivan -~ . . . . . . . . .. 3 Polo ..•.................Polo....•.•.......... Caldwell· ......•........ 12 Pomegranate St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. . 33- B Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Butler 52 Portageville Portageville New Madrid 51 Potosi. Potosi. Washington .40 Prairie Gilman City Harrison 5 Prairie Home Prairie Home Cooper 25 Pride ofthe West. 51. Louis 33·B 33· C Progress ....•........... St. Louis Purity St. Louis 33-A

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33- C 58 33- C 8 '.22 24 43 10 .45 57 32


1957 190 596 180 383

139

GRAND "LODGE OF MISSOURI

Putnam ...............• Newton Puxico Puxico Pyramid " St. Louis Pythagoras Cassville

Sullivan Stoddard """ Barry

3 50 33- B 55

Q

380 Queen City 196 Quitman

Queen City ........•.. Schuyler Quitman ..........••• Nodaway

1 7

33 201 223 391 570 479 385 57 361 13 496 435 663 341 213 550 404 426 204 316 238 90 572

B Ralls Center •.............. Ralls ..................• 17 Ravenwood Ravenwood .Nodaway 7 23 Ray Camden ...........••.Ray Raytown Raytown Jackson 59 Republic Republic Greene .45 Rich Hill Rich Hill Bates 35 Richland Richland Pulaski 38 Richmond .............• Richmond .Ray ..•................. 23 Riddick Buffalo Dallas Al RisingSun Barry Platte 21 Robert Burns Gainesville Ozark 53 Rockbridge Almartha Ozark 53 Rockhill Kansas City Jackson 22 Rockville Rockville. ~ Bates 35 Rolla Rolla Phelps 39 Rose Hill St. Louis """. ". ". " 33- C Rosendale .Rosendale Andrew ...............• 9 Ro"thville Chariton 19 Rothville Rowley Dearborn .Platte 21 Rural Kansas City Jackson 22 Buchanan 9 Rushville Rushville 31 Russellville Russellville Cole Rutledge Rutledge Scotland 1

225 226 208 424 298. 462 293 71 508 448 126 236 513 585 646 653 625 256 228 371 310 75

S Salem .................• Salem Dent •........." 39 Ste. Genevieve 048 Saline .................• St. Mary's Salisbury Salisbury ': .Chariton 19 Samaritan .............• Bonne Terre St. Francois 48 Sampson .............•••Lutie " .Ozark 53 Santa Fe ..............•• Santa Fe Monroe 17 Sarcoxie Sarcoxie .............•Jasper •................. 44 Savannah .............•. Savannah Andrew 9 Buchanan 9 Saxton ................•.St. Joseph Schell City Schell City Vernon 043 Seaman Milan ..•.............Sullivan 3 Sedalia Sedalia Pettis 36 Senath ................• Senath Dunklin 60 Shamrock ..............•Shamrock Callaway 27 Shaveh St. Louis , . ". " "33- A Shawnee ...............• Warsaw Benton 36 Sheffield Kansas City Jackson 22 040 Shekinah Festus Jefferson Shelbina Shelbina." Shelby 14 Sheldon Sheldon Vernon 043 Sikeston Sikeston Scott 50 Silex ..••..............• Silex Lincoln 29


140 511 271 206 ,200 547 466 296 524 96 273 588 234 230 28 78 20 93 109 419 133 634 538 283 608 174 69 555 .263 617

PROCEEDINGS OF'THE Skidmore Solomon Somerset Sonora South Gate Southwest. Sparta Spickardsville St. Andrews St. Clair St. Francisville St. Francois St. James St. John's St. Joseph St. Louis St. Mark's Stanberry Star Star of the West. Steele Stella Stockton Strafford Sturgeon Sullivan Summersville Summit. Swope Park

Skidmore Springfield Powersville Watson , ..Kansas City , .southwest City Sparta Spickard , Shelbyville , Osceola Wayland Libertyville St. James Hannibal St. Joseph St. Louis Cape Girardeau Stanberry TabervilIe .Ironton .steele Stella Stockton Strafford Sturgeon Sullivan .summersville Lee's Summit. Kansas City

1957

Nodaway ..............• 7 Greene .45 Putnam 3 Atchison 8 Jackson 22 McDonald 56 Christian 54 Grundy 4 Shelby 14 St. Clair 37 Clark 1 .st. Francois .48 Phelps 39 Marion 15 Buchanan .•..•......... 9 ' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . '" 33-B Cape Girardeau .49 Gentry 6 St. Clair 37 Iron .48 51 Pemiscot Newton 56 Cedar .42 Greene .45 :. Boone 26 Franklin 32 Texas .46 Jackson 59 Jackson 22

T

565 438 299 177 661 56 631 638 205 641 122 440 34 360 114 12

Tebbetts Temperance Temple Texas Theodore Roosevelt. Tipton Tower Grove Trenton Triangle Trilumina Trinity Triplett. Trowel Troy Tuscan Twilight. Tyro

593 124 210 5 495 649. 42!·

U Union Union Franklin Union Star Union Star De Kalb Unionville Unionville , Putnam United ................• Springfield , Greene Unity Richards Vernon University ·. Clayton ' '. St. Louis Urbana ...............••••Urbana ............• ~ Dallas

III

Tebbetts Callaway 27 Smithville Clay 11 Kansas City Jackson 22 Houston Texas 46 University City .st. Louis , . , . , . .. ." 33-C Tipton Moniteau 31 St. Louis , ,33- C Trenton Grundy 4 St. Louis ............•........ , . , . , .. , ,33- B Marshall Saline 24 St. Louis " . . .. . . . . . . . . . . ..,., ,33- C Triplett. Chariton 19 Marble Hill .Bollinger .49 Troy Lincoln 29 St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. . ,., , 33- C Columbia ' Boone 26 Caledonia Washington .40 32 10· 3 .45 .43 .. ·.. 57 ',' .•.•• 41·


1957

GRAND· LODGE OF MISSOURI

141

V

413 629 509 491 320 94 62

Valley Valley Park Van Buren Vandalia Versailles Vienna Vincil

Bolckow Valley Park Van Buren Vandalia Versailles Vienna Cameron

52 605 456 665 74 609 87 61 526 375 512 98 84 22 613 194 46 445 103 396 15 53 340 202 434 417 162 620 370 29 540 430 277 387 24

Wakanda Carrollton Walker WalKer Wallace Bunceton Wardell Wardell Warren Keytesville Warrenton Warrenton Washington Greenfield Waverly Waverly Wayne Piedmont Waynesville Waynesville Webb City Webb City Webster Marshfield Webster Groves Webster Groves Wellington De Kalb Wellston Wellston Wellsville Wellsville ~ Wentzville Wentzville St. Louis West Gate .. .' West View Millersville Western Light. Louisburg Western Star. Winston Weston Weston Westport. Kansas City Westville Westville Wheeling Wheeling Whitewater Whitewater Whitesville Whitesville Willard Willard Williamstown Williamstown Windsor Windsor Winigan Winigan Winona ..............••.Winona Wm. D. Muir Pilot Grove Woodside Thomasvill e Wyaconda La Grange

.Andrew St. Louis Carter Audrain Morgan Maries Clinton

g 57 .47 27 58 39 11

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20 .43 25 51 19 30 .42 23 52 . 38 .44 .45 57 9 57 28 30 33- A Cape Girardeau .49 Dallas .41 Daviess 10 Platte .............•....21 Jackson 22 Chariton· 19 Livingston 12 Cape Girardeau .49 Andrew 9 Greene .45 15 Lewis Henry 37 Sullivan 3 Shannon .47 Cooper 25 53 Oregon Lewis .............•.... 15

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FIRST DISTRICT-GEORGE SOWERS, D. D. G. M., Wayland, Mo. County Clark

Lodges . Fairmont ...•.... Eldorado....•.... Hiram . St. Francisville . Sco~la'r;ci : : : : : : Memphis •.•..... Gorin . Rutledge . Sch,~Yler:·.·..... '. Middle Fabius . Lodge of Love . Queen City . Glenwood .•...... Greentop .

No. I Location 290jWyaCOnda . 318 Luray ..•....... 362 Kahoka . 588 Wayland . 16 Memphis .••..... 72 Gorin . 572 Rutledge .•...... 244 Downing . 259 Lancaster . 380 Queen City . 427 Glenwood . 635 Greentop .

Master F. E. Whitehead . Forrest W. Phillips . Marvin V. Maggart .. Harold Brammer . Charles Fugate . Dee Clatt .

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Secretary A. G. Dieterich, Wyaconda. Mo . Henry Calvert, Luray. Mo . Elmer c.~ Dinger. 362 N. Morgan, Kahoka, Mo . Scoville Wright. Alexandria. Mo . B. H. Hertenstein, Memphis, Mo . R. E. Shacklett. Gorin, Mo•..................... Clarence A. Bertram, Rutledge. Mo . R. W. Farris. Box 26, Downing. Mo . William T. West. Lancaster, Mo . G. L. Lauer, Queen City, Mo . Donald R. Griffith, Glenwood. Mo . B. F. Arnold. Greentop, Mo .

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105 IKirksville 366 Kirksville 583 Novinger 168/Colony 2911Edina.......... 319IHurdland •...... 4141 Greens burg. . . . ..

. . Hartford Somerset . Unionville .•..... . . Humphreys Seaman .•........ Green City . Putnam . Pollock . Arcana . Winigan .

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Homer L. Dickerson. Livonia, Mo . Sam Morris, Powersville, Mo...•................ Emery Welsh, Unionville, Mo: ..•................ Wm. E. Alexander. Humphreys, Mo.............• Chas. E. Smith, Milan, Mo.....................•. Wayne Bennett. Green City. Mo . Earl Duley, Newtown, Mo.....•................. Otis Reinhard, Pollock. Mo.....................• Cecil M. Clem, Box 68, Harris, Mo . Kenneth Harl. Winigan. Mo .

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Homer Mullins·······1 Max Foster Byron Grisamore George Hall Johnnie E. Goodin

Stanley McKemy, Box 286, Trenton, Mo Vernon T. Beckner, Laredo, Mo Paul Porter, Galt, Mo Gaylor E. Shaw, Spickard, Mo W. Earl Kauffman, Princeton, Mo

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Ervin V. Osborn Francis Shepard. . . .. Lynn Poush L. K. Stoner Don E. Williams F. E. Eberhart

Dean D. Johnson, Box 268, Bethany, Mo . Dean Kampmann, Ridgeway, Mo••••.•.......... Alfred Kaestner, Eagleville, Mo . L. R. Thompson, Cainesville, Mo . Dr. R. L. Grun, New Hampton, Mo . Chas. N. Netherton, Gilman City, Mo .

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Lorine Smith, Jr Frank Carroll....... J. C. Crawford Norris G. Whiteaker. Robert E. King Eugene Weatherd B. J. Ray, Jr Herbert S. Bona. . . .. Ralph Miller Walter Hensley

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Lodges . North Star Sonora Northwest Fairfax Holt .......•.. Maitland Oregon Forest City Mound City Craig Atc~,ison

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Secretary . . Virgil E. Walter, RFD I, Rock Port, Mo . . Vernon Herren, Watson, Mo . . Charles R. Spratt, Tarkio, Mo . . N. F. Dragoo, Fairfax, Mo . William A. Richardson, Maitland, Mo . . Kenneth Kneale, Oregon, Mo . . Lavere North, Forest City, Mo•.................. . D. B. Burnett, Mound City, Mo . . C. M. Randall, Craig, Mo.....•..................

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John B. Rucker . Creath Thorne . Carl W. Peterson . Marion Gay . H. G. Sweigert . Lloyd Jackson . Marvin Bodenhausen. Robert D. Bostick . Riley Sampson . Donald G. Wristen . Charles F. Brown . Vernon R. Demarest. Elmer Lister . Duane E. Taylor . Marvin Davis . George K. Jackson . Thomas H. Maugh .

Lloyd L. Schmitt, Box 202, Savannah, Mo Quinton J. Schottel, Cosby, Mo Stanford M. Burge, 402 N. 2nd St., Savannah, Mo. Marion Barton, RFD, Union Star, Mo.. . . . . . . . . .. Frank E. Johnson, Rosendale. Mo Glenn Neely, Bolckow, Mo W. B. Durant, RR I, Cosby, Mo Robert B. Ridge, 2518 S. 22nd St., St. Joseph, Mo.. Hallie V. Redmon, De Kalb, Mo Henry Raines, 1101 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph, Mo James P. Hull, Faucett, Mo Donald Lindsay, 641 N. 8th St., St. Joseph, Mo Elmer Moore, Rushville, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. E. G. Pearce, Sr., Rt. 7, Box 259a, St. Joseph, Mo.. Lesis 0. Weigel, Box 331, St. Joseph, Mo Elvis R. Poft', 6601 S. 4th St., St. Joseph, Mo Glen E. Shuster, Rt. 4, St. Joseph, Mo

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Cecil E. Mullikin Kenneth LaBarr ..' Wm. C. Summers Francis Overbey. . . .. Ralph E. Dale Victor Fletchall LeRoy Sterns Homer E. Bolen..... Jas. C. Woodward Byron Keith Harris .. Claude S. Andrews C. W. Lebold. . . .. . ..

Henry B. Early, 40 S. Jewell St.• Liberty, Mo Lawrence W. Bartee, Holt, Mo Vincil R. Turner, Box 13, Missouri City, Mo A. L. Forsythe, Box 443, Excelsior Springs, Mo Stanley Ervin, Kearney, Mo E. V. Wolfe, Smithville, Mo........ Glenn H. Cook, RR I, Hemple, Mo O. Rex Orr. Rt. 3, Cameron, Mo H. O. Marshall, Plattsburg, Mo Jewell W. Singleton, Gower, Mo.. James L ..Taylor, Box 262, Lathrop, Mo L. D. Esttll. Lawson, Mo

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John O'Dell. . . . . . . .. Roger K. Waters Rubin Fields , Wells Bothwell Farrel Clevenger Robert P. Babb Herbert M. Walz D. A. Biggerstaff Lee Lewis

D. Irving Farrar. Braymer, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. George D. Dodge. Hamilton, Mo•................. Forrest R. Leamer, Polo, Mo.. . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Herbert Woolsey, Breckenridge, Mo T. M. Parker, Cowgill, Mo Stoney Richardson. 1019 Cherry, Chillicothe, Mo Edgar Kohl. Rt. 1. Mooresville, Mo M. L. Aye. Wheeling, Mo M. F. Pollard, Ludlow, Mo

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No. I Location 82ILinneus 86 Brookfield 227lLaclede 233 Bueklin 325/Meadville .. , 481 Mareeline

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Master Seeretary Time of Meeting . 2nd & 4th Mon. Novie G. Couch . Ronald E. Bradley, Linneus, Mo Marvin L. Meyn, Sr.. A. P. Boyles, 1105 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield, Mo. 2nd & 4th Tu. Russell Neeley . W. L. Molloy, Laclede, Mo , , . 1st & 3rd Wed. Ivan Molloy . F. 1. Anderson, Bucklin, Mo . 1st & 3rd Tu. Benj. R. Jaekson . Jack E. Friesner, Meadville. Mo . Ea. Tu. Earl Doss . Frank C. Earl. Marceline, Mo . 1st & 3rd Th. "'C

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J<;dward E. Osman . Owen Kin~ , . H. Bates Conrad . Alvin Harris . David Carnahan . Earnest Riffe . Ce~il R. Kerr . GeIger Long . GeorR'e West. " . Be,tIey Sherry . James W. Vandiver .. Russell Wood .

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John J. Frieden Chester D. Humphrey Orville Patrick Carl H. Bland....... Charles O. Jones ..... Gilbert B. Veatch.... Kenneth L. Wiseman. Kenneth Moore .... ,. Ted M. Henderson... Dale Feather. . . . . . .. Pearl Glascock. . . . . ..

W. R. Lake, LaGrange, Mo , " R. Lance West, Montieello, Mo., , Frank Young, LaBelle, Mo Jere Bradshaw, Canton, Mo Wayne N. Welker, Williamstown, Mo.......... .. Archie E. Graves, Lewistown, Mo.. , John W. Terpening, Ewing, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Rufus L. Haydon, 306 S. Maine, Palmyra, Mo.. '" Clifford A. Robbearts, 708 Pine St., Hannibal, Mo. Frederick E. Herrin, Box 401, Hannibal, Mo.. . . .. Thomas J. Bleigh, Philadelphia, Mo "

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Eolia Clarksville Perseverance Phoenix Frankford Pike

14IEolia . Charles E. Mendonsa. . Milton F. Duvall, Jr.. 17 Clarksville . 92 Louisiana . Charles T. Sisson . . . 136 Bowling Green . Earl Bridges . . 192\Frankford . Robert J. Mosley . D. B. Myers . . 399 Curryville . .

Theo. L. Graue, Eolia, Mo Edward N. Hawkins, Clarksville, Mo Russell J. Rowe, Louisiana, Mo V. E. Vogel, Bowling Green, Mo John McIntyre, Frankford, Mo James W. Stevens, Curryville, Mo

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Wm. S. Shelton E. M. Adams Earl W. Massey. . . . .. Wesley Houchins Jas. W. Kendrick James L. Shumard Clifford Harris, Jr Jack B. White William H. yager

Henry Sladek, 307 W. Caldwell, Paris. Mo Gillam Street. Perry, Mo Joseph M. Hampton, Monroe City, Mo Johnnie Summers, RR 2, Madison, Mo Charles G. Wilson, RR 4, Mexico, Mo Paul Callison, Holliday, Mo G. C. Layne, Center, Mo J. C. Berrey, Perry, Mo John E. Bogue. New London. Mo

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Huntsville . Milton . Clifton Hill . Moberly •...•.... Cairo . Higbee . Jacksonville . Clark .

30 Huntsville 151 Milton 161 Clifton Hill 344 Moberly 486 Cairo. . . . . . . . . .. 527 Higbee 541 Jacksonville 610IClark

Lew E. Moore.. . .. .. Albert Martin... . R. D. Leathers Durbin W. Carter. . .. A. H. Devenport. . . .. Olan Robb G. H. McKinney..... Rex Ehrhardt. .. .. ..

RoIIie S. Corbin. 402 S. Oak St., Huntsville, Mo Ross Dixon, RFD 3, Box 167, Moberly, Mo........ Geo. K. Hill, Clifton Hill, Mo Edward F. Wilson. 825 W. Rollins, Moberly, Mo... Uel L. Dameron, Rt. 1, Cairo, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Edwin B. Hawkins, Higbee, Mo Albert J. Wedding, Rt. 2, Cairo, Mo Frank L. Ornburn, Clark. Mo................ . ..

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. Milton J. Daily, Brunswick, Mo . E. C. Drace, Keytesville, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Francis Johnson, Triplett, Mo . B. O. Green, Marceline, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . E. J. Kirby, 208 S. Walnut, Salisbury. Mo . . Nat J. Venable, Rothville, Mo.......... . Leslie O. Allen, Sumner, Mo . Carroll G. Shull, Box 75, Mendon. Mo

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No. I Location 39 DeWitt . 62 Carrollton . 101 Bogard •••...... 216 Hale ....••...... 249 Norborne •••...• 697 Bosworth . 322 Hardin .

Master Ray Pence William G. Shryer Jack Forrest Glen Conner R. L. Webb R. L. Stephenson C. W. Merrifield

Secretary I Time of Meeting 1st & 3rd Th. . Milton Tietjens, DeWitt, Mo . O. E. Lamb, Carrollton, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2nd & 4th Th. 2nd & 4th Tu. . Frank Brunscher, Bogard, Mo . Robert Baker, Rt. 2, Hale, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1st & 3rd Mon. . R. H. Robinson, 611 S. Elm, Norborne, Mo 2nd & 4th Mon. , 2nd & 4th Th. ' C. E. McAfee, Bosworth, Mo . Robert T. Lampton, Box 305, Hardin, Mo.....•... 1st Sat. & 4th Tu.

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. J. B. Bryan, Acting, 811 E. 23d St., N. Kansas City 16, Mo...................••.............. J. A. Offutt, Box 116, Weston, Mo Herbert Busch, 7 E. First, Parkville, Mo.. . . . . . . .. Leo Redden, Camden Point, Mo.. • . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Jack D. HU,dson, Box 114, Dearborn, Mo Guy Kamphefner, Farley, Mo Clyde M. Newman, Edgerton, Mo Herman Klein, Platte City, Mo.. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . ..

Reubin O. Holland . Lucian Kaiser . Russel Rickie . Odell Harrel. . N. D. Shackelford . Clarence Cook .•..... L. F. Grisham .

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651Arrow Rock ..... 63 Slater.. • . • • • . . .. 85 Miami. . • • • • • . .. 205 Marshall. . • . • . .. 217 Sweet Springs 4021Malta Bend..•... 5181B1ackburn...... 560INelson

Dale C. DeHaven George A. Roller Raymond Ritchey J. C. Allison 'Taylor Hook Robert E. Conner Gilbert Sassmann F. W. Marshall

. E. E. Hailey, Arrow Rock, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Frank G. Schmidt, 201 E. Lincoln St., Slater, Mo.. . Geo. W. Wilson, Miami, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . G. H. Fuller, Marshall, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Paul Wylie. Sweet Springs, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Elmer H. Wilson, Malta Bend, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Walter C. Borchers, Blackburn, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . .. . W. R. Leffler, Nelson, Mo

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Lodges No. I Location . 36 Boonville . CO~'per . Cooper Pleasant Grove . 142 Otterville ' Wm.D.Muir . 277 Pilot Grove . Wallace . 456 Bunceton . Prairie Home . 603 Prairie Home . Howard: : : : : : : Howard . 4 New Franklin . Fayette . 471' Fayette.••.•.•.. Livingston . 51 Glasgow . Armstrong . 70 Armstrong .

Master Woodard B. Hopkins. J. Raymond Reid . Clarence E. Lange . John H. Scott . William E. Tuttle . Carl A. Edmonston .. ' Lester C. Bolton . Cecil M. Campbell . Billy W. Griffin .

Secretary Clarence L. Hurt, Boonville, Mo . George M. Burnett, Otterville, Mo . Peyton E. Hays, Pilot Grove, Mo . Donald J. McKnight, Bunceton, Mo•............. Fred L. Schilb, Prairie Home, Mo•...•........... Willie R. Koelling, New Franklin, Mo.••......... Samunel P. Ayres, Jr., Fayette, Mo••••••........ Ralph E. Johnson, Glasgow, Mo...•.............. Robert R. Walker, Box 323, Armstrong, Mo .

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Centralia . Twilight . Ashland . Sturgeon . Hallsville.•...... Ancient Landmarl Hinton . Acacia .

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Glenn Geeting ····1 Lowell Alderson..... Robert W. Jones John M. Finke, Jr Lawrence Leuther

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R. S. Cunningham, Jr., 104 Jackson, Jefferson City, Mo George Wilson, Russellville, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Parker Norfleet, Eugene, Mo.............. James M. Swearingen, Centertown, Mo D. W. Fenton, Tipton, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . .. A. E. Wilson, California, Mo.......... .. Hugh C. Harkins, Jamestown, Mo Leslie J. Stephens, Clarksburg, Mo August J. Linhardt, Chamois, Mo '1 F. Edward Busch, Linn, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

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271New Haven .. , .. 69ISullivan ..•...... 173 Gray SummIt . 251 Washington . . 363 Robertsville 534 Pacific ....••.... 575 St. Clair . 593 Union . . 123 Hermann 624 Owensville .

Robert M. Crowder James A. Strauser M. T. Omohundro James W. Hauser John Evins Clarence Koepke Fred W. Olson Marshall Hasty " King Bacon Kenneth Hackman

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John W. Sheible, New Haven, Mo Gordian J. Mathias, 120 E. Euclid, Sullivan, Mo... Wm. E. Arnold, Gray Summit, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Walter A. Pfautsch, 316 Cedar, Washington, Mo.. Francis L. Henderson, Robertsville, Mo.. . . . • • • • .. Robert Wunderlich, Box 265, Pacific, Mo•......... Ralph D. Clayton, St. Clair, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. William S. Toelke, Union, Mo...........•........ W. D. Stoenner, 218 W. 6th St., Hermann, Mo..... Albert Meade, Owensville, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

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Master Arthur H. PJoetze . William R. Glaus . Lewis C. Robertson .. Carl H. Barthold .

Keystone . 2431St. Louis ••...... William M. Stover . Cosmos •••....... 282 St. Louis . Merle L. Silverstein .. COrnerstone

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445 St. Louis ••...... 460 St. Louis .••..... 605 St. Louis ..•..... 529 St. Louis .•...... 644 St. Louis . 578 St. Louis . 639 St. Louis •.••.... 658 St. Louis ••...... 646 University City ..

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Edw. O. Steinbeck .... Keith R. Abernathy .. Wm. Ralph McColm .. Thurston E. Paridy .. Frank J. Novak . Oscar Breyfogle . Russell H. Heitert . Lester A. Craig . Thos. W. Chappius .

Secretary H. C. Ploetze, 5729 Lindenwood, St. Louis 9, Mo... Robt. C. Brinkman, 611 Olive St., St. Louis 1, Mo.. E. F. Schilling, 1070 Fontaine PI., St. Louis 15, Mo Leslie E. Waller, Sr., 8669 Hagner Ave., St. Louis 21, Mo George J. Tischler, Box 831, St. Louis 1, Mo Christie J. RaIl, 1522 Jonquil Dr., Webster Groves 19, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Alex S. Dawson, 2626 Alhambra Ct., St. Louis 18, Mo,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Harold C. Smith, 6432 Colver Ave., Affton 23, Mo.. A. E. Bush, 6701 Bartmer Ave., St. Louis 14, Mo... M. E. Campbell, 6808 Delor Ave., St. Louis 9, Mo•. Geo. Ruths, 7280 Mackenzie Rd.,St. Louis 23, Mo.. Elmer L. Fowler, 6208 Alabama, St. Louis 11, Mo.. Walter O. Seibt, 2723 Ivanhoe, St. Louis 9, Mo Herbert L. Stein, 20 Valley Dr., Florissant, Mo John Heines, 6224 Nagle Ave., St. Louis 9, Mo.. .. Albert B. Koons, 3335 Norma Ct., St. Louis 9, Mo..

IMissouri •.•...... St. Louis .••...... Naphtali. .•...... Pomegranate ....

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20jSt. Louis . David D. Siegelman .. 25 St. Louis . Walter J. McDaniel.. 95 St. Louis •....... R. B. Leibengood .....

Pride of the West. 1791St. Louis •••..... Harold F. Simmons .. Pyramid...•..... 180 St. Louis . Robert L. Burns . Aurora.•..•..... 267 St. Louis . Wm. M. Threlkeld . America •.•...... 3471St. Louis •....... Elmer S. Kuhn Harmony •••..... 4991St. Louis •....... George S. Gardner

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Clifton Heights ... 6201St. Louis •....... Walter F. Boll

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6261St. Louis •....... JuliUs L. Berndt 6SBISt. Louis ••...... 6521St. Louis •....... 6641 St. Louis ••...... 4431University City ..

Paul G. Phillips . W. Howard Hunsicke. Oliver H. Zoll . Fred M. Woodruff .

Weaver F. Conlin, 5044a Bancroft Ave., St. Louis 9, Mo S. A. Aronoff, 6976 Olive Blvd., St. Louis 5, Mo Rudy Brock, 2719 Ashby Rd., Overland 14, Mo George E. Lansing, 5214a Devonshire Ave., St. Louis 9, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Edw. C. Deuser, 24 S. Dellwood, St. Louis 21, Mo.. Clarence H. Krah, 9924 Wolff Dr., Affton 23, Mo... C. V. Ehrmann, 3735 S. Spring Ave., St. Louis 16, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• G. H. Holdsworth, 494~ Schollmeyer, St. Louis 9, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Wm. E. Punt, 6710 Nottingham Ave.• St. Louis 9, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. James E. Winterton, Jr., 2911 Tamm Ave., St. Louis 9, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Roy H. Sander, 253 Papin Ave., Webster Groves 19, Mo Raymond C. Scott, 5426 Union, St. Louis 15, Mo... A. E. Turley, 9 Holly Dr., Webster Groves 19, Mo.. W. L. Hiner, 9066 McNulty Dr., St. Louis 21, Mo.. Isham E. Gordon, 4 Hillcrest Dr., Town & Country, St. Louis 22, Mo

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31St. Louis. " ..... Otto C. Schroeder ... H. E. Waldt, 8944 Berkay Ave., Jennings 21, Mo.. 79 St. Louis ........ Harold S. Rosenthal. John Weyer, Rt. 8, Box 1915, St. Louis 23, Mo..... 163 St. Louis ........ Gordie R. Bower ..... W. C. Smith, 7361 Chamberlain Ave., St. Louis 5, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2181St. Louis ........ George A. Paquet .... Elmer M. Ruffin, 6407 January, St. Louis 9, Mo.. .. 330 St. Louis .•...... Donald R. Vaill ...... Donald S. Opel, 568 Glorose Dr., St. Louis 15, Mo.. 360,St. Louis ........ Chas. M. Morris, Jr.. C. E. Heckel, 9l05-Niles Pl., St. Louis 23, Mo.•.... 416ISt. Louis ........ Troy C. Moore ....... Gustav Heinichen, 3227 Ringer Rd., St. Louis 23, Mo 4201St. Louis ........ Robert O. Cannon ... Walter E. Haustein, 9411 Westchester Dr., Jennings 21, Mo 5501St. Louis ........ Wm. George Wilson.. E. H. Pleitsch, 10554 Halls Ferry Rd., St. Louis 21, Mo 5761St. Louis ........ Edward Reuter ...... F. L. Oatman, 3939 Minnesota Ave., St.Louis 18, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 631jSt. Louis ........ Herbert W. Duemler. Adam H. Liebmann, 5508 Rhodes Ave., St. Louis 9, Mo 6421St. Louis .. , ..... Dave L. Cornfeld .... Albert Krause, 6625 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.. '1 6411St. Louis ........ Robert E. Blatz ...... H. E. Treece, 2103 Lilly Ave., St. Louis 10, Mo 657,University City .. Chas. W. Kuerf.!,'eleis .. C. L. Sutter, 4725 Seattle, St. Louis 20, Mo 6611University City .. Clifford G. W,..,lf. Sr.. J. G. Mahalak, 1009 Gabriel Dr., St. Louis 15, Mo..

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. Index ..•........ Cass . Grand River . NonpareiL . Belton, •......... Jewel. . Coldwater . Archie . Cleveland .

54 Garden City 147 Harrisonville 276 Freeman 372 East Lynne 450 Belton 480 Pleasant Hill 485IDrexeI. 633lArchie 651 Cleveland 1

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P. M. Wainwright . Alfred L. Cain . Joe Brewster, Jr . Henry G. Schmoll . Clarence Peacock . William E. Ricks . Ambrose L. Huston .. Robert Drury . R"bert Hughes .

Earl W. Yoder, Garden City, Mo Jesse L. Van Meter, Harrisonville, Mo Charles 1. Dean, Box 57, Peculiar, Mo............ Charles H. Bradley, Latour, Mo.. , ...•........... L. D. Laffoon, Peculiar, Mo..........•........... William L. Brown, Pleasant Hill, Mo.. • . . . . . . . . .. Clarence H. Bundy, Drexel, Mo Lewis Herrell, Archie, Mo Earl L. Young, Box 124, Cleveland, Mo

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Master Richard A. Bezemer .. Charles C. Allen . D.O. Bradley . Willard Dains . Melvin L. Smith . Marshal H. Bennett .. Floyd Littlefield .

Secretary John D. Hess, Hume, Mo Walter Stanfill, Amsterdam, Mo Byron Pipes, Butler, Mo H. L. Alexander, Rockville, Mo Arnold J. Weeks. RR 3, Adrian. Mo Marion A. Moreland, Rich HilI, Mo 0. D. Jennings, Box 143, Foster, Mo

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THIRTY·SIXTH DISTRICT-t. V. MORRIS, D. D. G. M., 1825 S. Grand, Sedalia, Mo. Benton

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Cole Camp . Shawnee . . J o~~o~: : : : : : Knobnoster Holden . Corinthian •...... Cold Spring . Chilhowee . Pettis . Sedalia . Granite ..•....... " Green Ridge . LaMonte .

6951Cole Camp 6531 Warsaw 245 Knobnoster 262 Holden 265 jWarrensburg 274 Leeton 487jChilhowee 236 Sedalia 272lSedalia 425 Green Ridge 674·LaMonte

. E. E. Heibner . Clyde Dyer . Angelo Batalia . Guy Scarcliff . Cecil M. Clear . Roy McAlister . J. Reid Lindsey . Geo. E. Dugan, Jr . Elmer E. Maune . Leroy Ryan . Allen R. Glidewell

. E. H.Intelmann, Box 117, Warsaw, Mo . Arthur E. Constance, Warsaw, Mo . F. L. Neitzert, Knob Noster, Mo•................ . E. B. Cast, Holden, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . C. R. Collins, 520 Maple Ave., Warrensburg, Mo . D. KBailey. 209 S. Maguire, Warrensburg, Mo . M. A. Wallac. Chilhowee, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Howard J. Gwinn, 667 E. Tenth, Sedalia, Mo•..... . Lloyd C. Kennon, 1455 S. Sneed, Sedalia, Mo.. . . .. . L. B. Beach, Green .H.idge, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Robert B. Burke. RR 2, LaMonte. Mo

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29IWindsor 408IMontrose 548 Clinton 552JCalhoun 273jOsceola 342 Roscoe 4031LOWry City 412 Appleton City 419 Taberville

. Frank Roberts . Nick Layman . U. L. Clary . Orville Boxby. . . . . . .. . Charles E. Sheldon. .. . F. L. Gist . Wm. R. Wright . John B. Browning . Walter Fox.........

W. B. Johnson, 406 N. Commercial, Windsor, Mo.. Geo. F. Towler, Box 111, Montrose, Mo Joseph B. Holcomb, 216 E. Lincoln, Clinton, Mo E. W. Masters, Calhoun, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Roger Frank, Osceola, Mo " C. A. Weinlig, Roscoe, Mo James R. Naylor, Lowry City, Mo G. L. McQueen, Appleton City, Mo Kenneth L. Ingalls, TaberviIIe. Mo ,

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. . Laclede . Competition . Conway . Pulaski. . Waynesville . Richland •........ . M~~ler •........ Brumley Iberia . Laclede

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152ICamdenton 433 Mack's Creek 83 Lebanon 432 Competition 528 Conway 375 Waynesville 385 Richland ..•..... 203 Brumley ..•..... 410 Iberia

Glen Morgan J. B. Kennedy Harold D. Hough Sherman Hillhouse James M. McCulloch. Maurice Vaughan... Leslie Hayes........ Ralph Long Jennings McKee

Jerry M. Eidson, Camdenton, Mo Roy A. True, Urbana, Mo J. H. Easley. Washington Apts., Lebanon, Mo D. E. Cook, Competition, Mo.................... E. Herschel Harris, Box 56, Conway, Mo D. L. Pippin, Wilson-Long Bldg.,Waynesville, Mo. J. H. Trippe, Richland, Mo Wayne Hensley, Ulman, Mo B. S. Davis, Iberia, Mo

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Lebanon . Cuba . Salem . . M~~ies . Belle Lane's Prairie . ........ Vienna ...•...... . Ph~lps . Rolla St. James . Equality . . Pulaski::::::: Arlington Texas . Latimer . Dent ..•......

77lSteelville 312 Cuba 226JSalem 373IBelle 531 Vichy 94IVienna 213 Rolla 230jSt. James 497INeWbUrg 346 Dixon 145 Licking

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Clarence E. Ellis . O. J. Hines . Harold Bays . Roger P. Moosman . R. M. Hodge . John Anderson . I van E. Nelson . Dwight Edwards . John E. Fuller . M.J. Camp . . Lee Nelson

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De Soto ·1119IDeSoto··········1 Joachim......... 164 Hillsboro Herculaneum 338 Herculaneum Tyro............ 12 Caledonia..•....

Glenn Ames · 1 Vernon A. Evans, DeSoto, Mo Roy Wibble Adolph Hurtgen, Hillsboro, Mo Ernest M. Eldridge Geo. W. Hegel, Rt. 3. Imperial, Mo William Tiefenauer .. Frank Wallis, Caledonia, Mo

'1 131lpotOSi. ··········1 G.Wm.J. Bartlow F. York········1 George Carr, Potosi, Mo 143 Irondale GUY D. Maxwell, Irondale, Mo

Potosi Irondale '" Belgrade St. Francois , BlackwelL....... Jefferson Shekinah........

632 Belgrade Fred Hanson 636 Blackwell. . . . . .. David T. Haverstick. 266 Festus ..•....... August Santschi.

Lewis Pierce, Caledonia, Mo Geo. V. Welch, 201 S. 4th St., DeSoto, Mo Byrl DeGeare, N. Mill Drive, Festus, Mo

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A. W. Baker ......... Luster G. Wells ...... Teddy Franklin ...... J. O. Gist ........... Wm. H. Russell ...... Glenn Lyon ......... R. W. Reid .......... Arthur W. Ewing, Jr. T. H. Martin ........ Stanley Krasser ...... George C"'>ner. . . . .

Forrest Tripplett, Buffalo, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Forrest M. Dorman, Louisburg, Mo.............. James R. Fowler. Urbana, Mo................... Ralph Hutton, Wheatland, Mo................... Otto M. Nelson, Hermitage, Mo.................. Howard Price, Fair Play, Mo.................... Merle Swingle, Flemington, Mo.................. Morris E. Ewing, Morrisville, Mo................ S. B. Brown III, Bolivar, Mo..................... Floyd P. Slagle. Pleasant Hope, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . .. Marion Mitchell, Aldrich, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

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Lodges INo. I Location . . Stockton •....... , 283!Stockton Jerusalem....... 315 Jerico Springs . D~de.·.·.·.·.·.·.·.·.· Washington...... 87 Greenfield ..•.... Garrett ••....... , 359 Arcola . Everton....... .. 405 Everton ..•..... , , Melville ......•.. , 458 Dadeville Lockwood 521 Lockwood . Bart~~: : : : : : : . Golden . 475.Golden City

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Secretary Master John Cantlon . Joe Collins, Stockton, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Elvin Wilson., . Lester Neal, Jerico Springs, Mo................. Gee. W. Davis., . M. L. Murphy, 11 N. Allison St., Greenfield, Mo... Chas. E. Beasley, . James E. Gillen, Rt. 2, Lockwood, Mo.. . . . . . . . . .. Roscoe H. Craig , . Cecil T. Stiles, Everton, Mo.......•.............. Robert E. King . R. P. Myers, Dadeville, Mo................... ..• George Crump . Lester M. Pyle, Box 244, Lockwood, Mo C. Wendell Downs, . , , Ross L. Stansberry, Golden City, Mo., , . . . . ..

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303\Nevada . 371 Sheldon . 4481Schell City . 490IMontevallo . 495 Richards .. , . 605/Walker . 187 Liberal. . 292ILamar . 516IMilford . 4821Eldorado Springs

Orner L. Keeton , John R. Young. . . . .. John G. Lewis Joe Campbell William Vance , Russell L. Foreman.. Leslie Denny. . . . . . .. James A. Roberts .... Floyd A. Gardner. . .. John B. Murphy

David V. Morris, Nevada, Mo , , H. L. Burney, Sheldon, Mo . Harold R. Mosher, Schell City, Mo . Oral Faith, Montevallo, Mo . Clifford H. Newland, ltichards, Mo . Ralph Bloesser, Walker, Mo ' . Pat McFarland, Liberal, Mo . W. A. Heydenberk, Rt. 3, Lamar, Mo•............ Elmer L. Thomas, Milford, Mo . Earl F. Pentecost, El Dorado Springs, Mo .

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. Carthage........ Sarc?xie. .. . . . . .. Joplm Fellowship Jasper Carterville....... Mineral. , Webb City....... Carl Junction.... Criterion........ La Russell.......

197ICarthage , , 293 Sarc?xie .. , . . 335 Joplm.......... 345IJoPlin 398 Jasper , , 401 Carterville...... 471 Oronogo. . . . . . .. 5121Webb City , 549iCari Junction 586IAlba 5921La Russell

Roy A. Rusk George F. Prater, Box 274. Carthage, Mo Richard C. Lewis'. . .. Nelson Brown, ~arcoxie, Mo : Ralph F. Bowman , Sherman A. Smith, Box 97, Joplm, Mo........... Merril D. Box , Mark E. Whitaker, Box 35. Joplin, Mo Elmer Miller Walter Carter, Rt. 2, Carthage, Mo Billy V. Hart Floyd R. Chaney, 302 N. Tenn. St., Carterville, Mo George Carter. . . . . .. Paul Ritter, RR. I, Webb City, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Max H. Glover ,. R. L. Sullens, 601 S. Ball St., Webb City, Mo Earl Amthauer Herbert D. Sandy. Carl Junction, Mo.......•..... Marion S. Scheerer .. , -Buford Cooper, 2320 N. Florida, Joplin, Mo•.....• Harold Adams J. V. Patton. LaRussell, Mo '

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. United ...••...... O'Sullivan•.....• Ash Grove •...... Solomon .••...... Gate of Temple ... Republic ..•••.... Strafford•••••... Willard .••••..... Webster ••••..... Webs~';:::::: ., Doric.....•..•.•. Mount Olive . Hazelwood . Henderson .

James F. Searles . D. O. Arnold . Kyle E. Langford . Francis M. McCain . Alva H. Leslie . Vernon Sanders . Roy A. Campbell . Roy Overturf . Clyde Hargus . M. B. Gregg . Dan Ince . Gordon Heckendorn .. Harley Tallman .

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R. L. Wilcox, 1519 East Elm St., Springfield, Mo.. R. M. Fagan, Walnut Grove, Mo . Robert S. Hosman, Box 263, Ash Grove, Mo . M. W. Kinloch, 528 E. Normal, Springfield 4, Mo.. W. G. Clark, 1515 Boonville Ave., Springfield, Mo.. Frank J. Comisky, Box 225, Republic, Mo . Allen H. Owen, Rt. 2, Box 10, Strafford, Mo . Gay Perryman, Willard, Mo . Paul V. Rathbun, Marshfield, Mo . D. W. Haymes, Box 57, Rt. 2, Conway, Mo . M. J. Waulkner, Fordland, Mo . Paul Carpenter, Seymour, Mo . E. F. Bracken, Rogersville, Mo .

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116lcabOOl. . • . . . . . .. 177 Houston 469 Plato 555: Summersville 158;Mountain Grove. 411jHartville 543 Mansfield 622 Norwood

Merle C. McCubbins.. George O. Newton. .. Paul Foster......... Kenneth Farron L. S. Kirkpatrick John Hudson James F. Bledsoe B. F. Smith "

Willard Knight, Cabool, Mo E. E. Scott, Houston, Mo W. L. Tilley, Plato, Mo C. M. Baker, Summersville, Mo Yale Myers, Box 367, Mountain Grove, 'Mo Roy McNeley, Grove Spring, Mo Donald Livingston, Mansfield, Mo R. L. Ferguson, Norwood, Mo

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Grandin . Rey~oida·:::::. Hopewell ......•. Barnesville . . Sha~non . Delphian Winona ........•. Eminence .

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1 C. D. McKinney, Jr., Van Buren, Mo

Samuel E. Riggins ... J as. F. Faulkenberry. Carmen M. Hill . Robert C. Moger . Iven Wolfe . W. Earl Chilton .

H. F. Gaines, Ellsinore, Mo John E. Lewis, Lesterville, Mo James D. Hackworth. Ellington, Mo Harold Walton, Birch Tree, Mo W. M. Bockman, Winona, Mo Paul T. Lawson, Eminence, Mo

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551iDoe Run 598jLeadwood 599 Flat River 2261St. Mary's

Master Alvin T. Leeker Lewis E. Smith Silas G. Dees. . . . . . .. Robt. F. Johnson, Jr.. Perry H. Morris..... Leo Ira, Jr Marion L. Thomas Harold B. Reynolds

J. Schnebelen. Denny M. Smith . Melvin J. Propst . , Carl L. Miller . 1 Milton

Secretary Walter E. Manning, 334 Eidson Ct., Ironton, Mo.. H. B. McColl. Belleview, Mo . Gus Winter. Box 325. Fredericktown, Mo . Clyde Ruble, Bismarck, Mo.......•.•............ Hezzie Graham, 414 W. 6th St.• Farmington, Mo.. F. H. Buckner, Box 192, Desloge, Mo . Sam Foley. Rt. 1, Knob Lick, Mo...........•..... J. T. Brenon, 209 N. Division St.• Bonne Terre, Mo ';. John A. H;ibbitts, Box 122. Farmington, Mo•...... Bert Stapp, Leadwood, Mo . Reuben F. Rodgers. 110 Hampton. Elvins, Mo•.•.. Dwight Smith, 439 N. West St.• Perryville, Mo....

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440/Marble Hill. 545 Zalma.......... 93 Cape Girardeau .. 103:Millersville.••... 221\Oak Ridge •...... 417 Whitewater..... 441 Jackson 306Icommerce 581 Illmo. . . . . . . . . .. 615 Chaffee

Lindall H. Liley Lee Dalton T. D. Boone......... Wilbur L. Barks Richard Cobble. Cyrus E. White John L. Gibbs....... Beach Knight Clay E. Hunter. . . . .. Lloyd Taylor

J. Virgil Thompson. Marble Hill, Mo . Robert Whittenburg. Zalma, Mo....•............ A. C. Stein, 1615 Themis. Cape Girardeau. Mo " Luther R. Smith, Rt. I, Sedgewickville, Mo . H. E. Riehn. Oak Ridge, Mo . Uaniel F. Jones, Whitewater, Mo . H. M. James. 213 S. Missouri St.• Jackson, Mo . B. H. McVay. Commerce, Mo . 0. C. Amick. Box 354, Illmo, Mo . Otis Snyder. Acting. 122 Gray Ave., Chaffee. Mo .

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... East Prairie . Charleston . Morley ..•....... Sikeston . Bloomfield . Essex . Lakeville . Dexter..•.•...... Advance .••...... Puxico..•.....•.. New Mad~id::: Morehouse . S~?tt.••••....

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Billie Adkison....... Harry H. Sutherland. John M. Harris. . . . .. Ralph E. Boyer John T. Lawrence... Wm. E. Cunningham. Leonard Green E. J. Mahoney M. E. Whittaker. . . .. Jack C. Bess Alvin Heuiser

Billie Givens. East Prairie, Mo Dee Jennings, Charleston, Mo Curtis L. Halford, Oran, Mo " A. A. Harrison. Box 374, Sikeston, Mo " Koss W. Blomeyer, illoomfield, Mo Loyd E. Estes, Essex. Mo....................... H. A. Parker. Box 116, Bell City. Mo Floyd McKee. 534 N. Poplar, Dexter, Mo Lloyd E. Revelle, Advance. Mo " Elwood H. Gooldy, Puxico. Mo Don Taylor. Morehouse, Mo

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166IPortageville..... 176 Conran. • . . . . . .. 429 New Madrid ..... 650 Parma •.••••.... 666 Lilbourn .•...... 461 Caruthersville ... 571 Hayti. ..••.••... 634 Steele 665 IWardell

William R. Deere.... Clarence P. Clay. . . .. Geo. R. Hartwell ..... W. M. Shaw ....•... ' Lester V. Stevens , Howard L. Martin M. C. Howell........ James B. Poteet James E. Riddick

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2091Poplar Bluff . . 314 IBardley 369lDoniphan . 568INaylor , . 107IGrcenville .•..... 526 Piedmont .

E. B. PooL . Paul Ollar , Jesse J. Tartar . James T. McKinley . . Clecy Evans Chester R. Carpenter.

Art H. Harwell, 315 Oak St., Poplar Bluff, Mo..... Fred Ollar, Briar, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . • • . . . . . . .. Aubrey C. Jones, Box 52, Doniphan, Mo.. . . . . . . .. Ralph Chedister, Naylor, Mo........ Charles Kennedy, Greenville, Mo Russell C. McGhee, Piedmont, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

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No. I Location 129\MOnett•••.•..... 367 Washburn 383 Cassville .••..... 533IWheaton •••..... 99 Mount Vernon. .. 284 Aurora......... 400 Pierce City .•.... 567iMiller

Master Walter L. Bray Murray Rubow P. E. Vaughan Stratton H. Allman .. George A. Ramey. . .. F. L. Montgomery... Estell Jackson Homer K. Callison

Secretary .c.. Williams, Box 184, Monett, Mo N. E. Edens, Washburn, Mo W. T. Priest, Cassville, Mo Chester B. Royer, Rt. I, Purdy, Mo Leon Pugh, Mt. Vernon, Mo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. W. H. Lloyd, Aurora, Mo Millard V. Morris, Pierce City, Mo Thomas F. Webb, Box 42, Miller, Mo

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FIFTY-SIXTH DISTRICT-EARLE D. YOUNG. D. D. G. Mo. Stella. Mo. McD,~nald ..•..

Southwest.••.... Anderson •••.•... Noel. .•••••••.••. Newton ••..•.. Neosho .••••...•. Granby ........•. Stella .

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466jSouthwest City .. 6211 Anderson •••.... 647 NoeL ••••••••••. 2471Neosho.•••...... 514 Granby . 538IStella .

Carl J. Thompson . Earl F. Mills . George F. Kendrick .. John R. Kirsch . Ernest R. Carter . Walter L. Walker .

George Kramp, Jr., Southwest City, Mo Henry Eppard, Anderson, Mo Richard M. Easter, Noel, Mo Henry C. Bacon, 630 Young St., Neosho, Mo Charles J. Pierson, Granby, Mo Earle D. Young, Box K, Stella, Mo

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FIFTY-SEVENm DISTRICT-J. HAROLD BURTON. D. D. G. M.. 1327 Drayton Ave., Webster Groves 19. Mo. s~

Lon........ 1 Bonhomme....... .. Bridgeton........ Webster Groves.. ...... \ Fenton.......... 'Meramec........ Kirkwood ........ Ferguson ..•..... Maplewood •••.... Clayton ......•... Wellston ...••.... Valley Park •.•... Jennings .••.•. ; . Gardenville...... Freedom •.•.•.... Brentwood•.•.... Overland•.•••... Berkeley •••.•.... University .......

Thomas C. McRaven. 45rallWin......... 80 St. John's Station Ira Wardlaw ........

Henry F. Woerther, Ballwin, Mo••••............. W. Reinemer, 2716 Lyndhurst, St. Louis 21, Mo... 84 Webster Groves .. William H. Chapman. Fay G. Fulkerson, 525 Sunnyside Ave., Webster Groves 19, Mo........................ 281 Fenton •••••••... Eugene A. Harder ... H. E. Reynolds, Rt. I, Box 94, House Springs, Mo.. 313 Eureka •••••••.. Eldon G. Powell. ..... J. F. Schwarz, 7910 Captain Conn Dr., Affton 23, Mo................................. 484IKirkwood.•..... Charles F. Ernst, Jr.. L. L. Keevil, 408 W. Rosehill, Kirkwood, Mo....... 542 Ferguson ....... David L. Fear ....... John E. Adams. 219 S. Clark, Ferguson 21, Mo.... 566iMaPlewood...... Manley C. Vanzant .. W. F. Harris, 7572 Wise, Richmond Hts. 17, Mo... 601 Clayton •••.•.... Chester W. Cook ..... R. W. McElhinney, 3 Daniel Rd., St. Louis 17, Mo.. 613IWellston ..•..... Garton J. Smith ..... L. O. Chestnut, 1564 Valle, St. Louis 20, Mo....... 629 Valley Park ..... Norman E. Good ..... J. H. Burton, 1327 Drayton Ave., St. Louis 19, Mo. 640 IJennings ........ Richard R. Johnson .. Glenn V. Myric, Acting, 5613 Jennings Rd., St. Louis 20, Mo.............................. 6551 Gardenville •..... Geo. Schoenlau, Jr.... Herbert A. Gast, 9743 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis 23, Mo.............................. 636IMehlville .••..... Oscar Lohse, Jr...... Harry A. Kolb, 4322 Mattis School Rd., St. Louis 23, Mo.............................. 616lBrentwood ...... Roy A. Kurrelmeyer .. D. G. Elam, 8830 Madge, Brentwood 17. Mo....... 623: Overland ........ Elmer White ........ S. J. Hoffman, 2428 Wallis, Overland 14, Mo...... 667 IBerkeley ........ John A. Thombley ... V. E. Kolb, 8241 January Ave., St. Louis 21, Mo... 649IClayton ......... J. Tracy Walker ..... A. A. Nail, 6921 Waterman Ave., St. Louis 5, Mo..

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Versailles '1 Barnett Olean ........•.•. Ionia

3201 Versailles. ······1 591 Barnett 134!Olean .•••......• 381 Eldon ••.........

James M. Shultz·····1 R. F. Milburn Harold Atkinson Arthur Bear

W. B. Todd, Versailles, Mo Robert Edmondson, Barnett, Mo Milton L. Papen, High Point, Mo Ford Vaughan, Eldon. Mo

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, Independence.... Summit......... McDonald Blue Springs Raytown ••....... Christian........ Buckner......... Mt. Washington ..

76IIndependence 263 Lee's Summit 324IIndependence ..•. 337 Blue Springs.... 391 Raytown 392 Oak Grove 501 Buckner........ 614 Mt. Washington.

Grandview. . . . . •• 618 Grandview. . . . .. Grain Valley. . . .. 644 Grain Valley ;.

. . M. W. Sudbrock, Box 454, Independence, Mo . Wm. A. Harvey, Rt. 1, Obrien Rd., Lee's Summit, Mo . John Vineyard . P. R. Hall, 120 S. Pleasant, Independence, Mo . Arthur F. Haus . George M. Hale, Sr., Blue Springs, Mo . Stanley Townsend . Henry W. Poertner, Box 9393. Raytown 33, Mo . Henry S. Morrison . Maurice J. Branum, Oak Grove, Mo•............. Charles R. Harris . H. W. Bergschneider, Box 53, Levasy, Mo . Adolf Lortscher . Gregg B. Christy,' 10008 Truman Road, Independence, Mo . Leon D. Fletcher . H. L. Bratton, 13100 Spring St., Grandview, Mo . Elliott Swihart . Charles U. Kitley, C-93, Lake Lotawana, Lee's Summit, Mo . Virgil L. Shook Joseph A. Grant

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68lKennett . 212 Campbell . 215 Hornersville . 231 Cardwell. ......• 406 Malden . 513lSenath . 573!Bernie . 645: Clarkton ......•.

John L. Petty . Raymond L. Foster .. Lloyd P. Branum . J. C. Miller, Jr . O. J. Sconyers . Gene Slinkard . John Dougherty . Woodrow Pritchard ..

John Shipman, 308 N. Baker Dr., Kennett, Mo . John P. Slankard. Campbell, Mo . Max Ray Moore, Hornersville. Mo...........•.... Clark W. DaVault, Arbyrd, Mo . R. C. Patterson, 503 S. Madison, Malden, Mo•..... Morris Browning, Senath, Mo . R. Hennig, Airport Branch P.O., Malden, Mo . Walter Macom, Clarkton, Mo .

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Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

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I Junior G. Warden

April,1821. Thos. F. Riddick .. • James Kennerly .. • William Bates ~ Oct., 1821 Nath'l B. Tucker .. • Thompson Douglas.· Edward Bates • William Bates ..•... • Oct., 1822 Nath'l B. Tucker .. * Thompson Douglas.· Edward Bates • Wm. G. Pettus ••... * Oct., 1823 •... Nath'l B. Tucker .. • Geo. H. C. Melody •. • Edward Bates ~ Wm. G. Pettus * Oct., 1824 .... Nath'l B. Tucker .. • Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Wm. G. Pettus .•. • Thornt. Grimsley * Oct., 1825 •... Edward Bates * Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Wm. G. Pettus * Thornt. Grimsley * Oct., 1826 .... Edward Bates * Hardage Lane..... • Martin Ruggles * John F. Ryland ' Oct., 1827 .•.. Edward Bates • Hardage Lane ..•.. • Martin Ruggles • H. R. Gamble • Oct., 1828 Hardage Lane • Geo. H. C. Melody .. • H. R. Gamble • Adam L. Mills 00' Oct., 1829 Hardage Lane.•.. • Fred L. Billon • H. R. Gamble .....• Adam L. Mills ..•.. • Oct.. 1830 Hardage Lane • Geo. H. C. Melody .. # Sinclair Kirtley .. • Adam L. Mills • Dec., 1831 Edward Bates • Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Oliver Parker • Augustus Jones • Oct., 1832 H. R. Gamble • Geo. H. C. Melody .. • M. J. Noyes • Augustus Jones • Dec., 183S Sinclair Kirtley • A. B. Chambers * John Wilson • G. A. Tuttle • Nov., 1834 § A. B. Chambers ...• Sinclair Kirtley • Oliver Parker • S. W. B. Carnegy * Oct., 1835 .. tt A. B. Chambers ... • Sinclair Kirtley • Oliver Parker ....• S. W. B. Carnegy * Oct., 1836 .... S. W. B. Carnegy.· John D. Daggett • Edward Searcey. ,. Granville SnelL .•.. • Oct., 1837.". S. W. B. Carnegy.· John D. Daggett • A. B. Chambers ...• Thomas Andrews • Oct., 1838 S. W. B. Carnegy .• John D. Daggett • A. B. Chambers ... • Aex. T. Douglass • Oct., 1839 P. H. McBride • A. B. Chambers • Alex T. Douglass .• Wm. C. Vance ..•.. • Oct., 1840 P. H. McBride • Joseph Foster • Alex T. Douglass .• John Orrick * Oct., 1841 P. H. McBride ....• Joab Bernard .••... • Joseph Foster ..••• C. H. Bowers 4 Oct.. 1842 P. H. McBride •••. - Joab Bernard .•.... * Joseph Foster ...• * C. H. Bowers •.... 4 Oct., 1843 P. H. McBride * Joseph Foster • J. W. S. Mitchell.- E. S. Ruggles • Oct., 1844 J. W. S. Mitchell.· Fred L. Billon ••.... • E. S. Ruggles ...•. - J. L. F. Jacoby • Oct., 1845 J. W. S. Mitchell.· John D. Taylor ••... * E. S. Ruggles ..... * J. L. F. Jacoby • Oct., 1846 John Ralls .•••••• * John D. Taylor ..•.• * .E. S. Ruggles ....•• J. L. F. Jacoby • Oct., 1847 Joseph Foster • E. S. Ruggles * J. L. F. Jacoby * Cyrus Osborn ..•... • May, 1848 •... Joseph Foster ..•. * E. S. Ruggles •••...• Cyrus Osborn * Joseph Megguire • May. 1849 John F. Ryland * E. S. Ruggles * Joseph Megguire.* .P. Draper • May, 1&50 John F. Ryland • B. W. Grover • P. Draper ,* S. F. Currie * May 1851. B. W. Grover • E. S. Ruggles * S. F. Currie * J. H. Turner • May, 1862 B. W. Grover * S. F. Currie • J. H. Turner * S. H. Saunders * June, 1853 Wilson Brown L. S. Cornwell * J. W. Chenoweth.* R. C. HiIl * May, 1854 L. S. CornwelL • D. P. Wallingford .. • James H. Britton.*

Grand Treasurer Archibald Gamble .. • Archibald Gamble .. • Archibald Gamble.. • Archibald Gamble..• Archibald Gamble.·.· Archibald Gamble .. * Rich. T. McKinney.· Thornton Grimsley. * Thornton Grimsley.· Bernard Pratte ..•. • Thomas Andrews Thomas Andrews Thomas Andrews Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Geo. H. C. Melody. .• Geo. H. C. Melody ..• Geo. H. C. Melody .. * Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Geo. H. C. Melody. ,. Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Geo. H. C. Melody .. • John Simonds ..... * Fred L. BiIlon .•... * John S. Watson .... • John S. Watson ..•.• John S. Watson ..•. * John S. Watson ,* John S. Watson • John M. Reed ..•... * J. T. Johnson • J. T. Johnson • J. T. Johnson • Joseph Foster * Joseph Foster ......•

Grand Secretary William Renshaw. William Renshaw. William RenshawT. Douglas. T. Douglas. John D. DaggettJohn D. DaggettJohn D. DaggettJohn D. DaggettJohn D. Daggett. Fred L. BillonFred L. Billon. Fred L. BiIlon* John Garnett. Thos. W. Conyers. Thos. W. ConyersRichard B. Dallam. Richard B. Dallam. Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam. Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam. Fred L. BiIlon* Fred L. Billon· J. W. S. Mitchell· J. W. S. Mitchell. C. D. W. Johnson. C. D. W. Johnson· C. D. W. Johnson· A.O'Sullivan* A. O'Sullivan· A. O'Sullivan.

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L. S. Cornwell ... • Benjamin Sharp .. * S. H. Saunders .•• • S. H. Saunders ... * Marcus Boyd ..••. • M. H. McFarland.* Wm. R. Penick ..• * Gee. Whitcomb .•• John H. Turner.. * John F. Houston.* John F. Houston.* John D. Vinci! ... W. E. Dunscomb.John D. Vinci!. .. * William D. Muir.* Th08. E. Garrett.Th08. E. Garrett.* Samuel H. Owens.R. E. Anderson .. John W. Luke James E. Cadle Xen. Ryland .•..• T. C. Ready ...... Noah M. Givan •.• Jos. S. Browne ... * W. R. Stubblefield * Alex. M. Dockery.* Chas. C. Woods •.. '* Lee A. Hall • Robt. F. Stevenson* James W. Boyd .. • Gee. R. Hunt • Wm. M. Williams.* James P. Wood ~ Theodore Brace .. * Geo. E. Walker * B. H. Ingram * John R. Parson • Harry Keene * J. B. Thomas * A. M. Hough -

..•.......•.......•* J. W. Chenoweth.· W. A. Cunningham .. S. H. Saunders * P. Draper ..•.•••.• * Marcus Boyd Marcus Boyd ...... * John F. Houston .. • M. H. McFarland .. * W. R. Penick ..•. * W. R. Penick • John Decker * John Decker * Geo. Whitcomb * John H. Turner * Wm. N. Loker * Wm. N. Loker * John D. Vincil. .. * John D. Vinci!. • A. L. McGregor .. * John D. Vinci!. * Martin Collins * W. E. Dunscomb * R. E. Anderson * C. A. Rowley T. E. Garrett * R. E. Anderson * Wm. D. Muir * T. E. Garrett * A. M. Dockery R. E. Anderson * Sam H. Owens R. E. Anderson * Sam H. Owens • J. E. Ryland * John W. Luke John W. Luke * Jas. E. Cadle Xenophon Ryland .. * Jas. E. Cadle * Xenophon Ryland .. * Thos. C. Ready ..• Th08. C. Ready ..•. - Noah M. Givan Noah M. Givan ..•.. - J08. S. Browne * Joseph S. Browne .. * W. R. StubblefieldW. R. Stubblefield •. - Jas. E. Carter ~Alex. M. Dockery * Chas. C. Woods * Chas. C. Woods * Lee A. Hall Lee A. Hall ..•..••• * Robt. F. Stevenson* Robt. F. Stevenson.* James W. Boyd ..• James W. Boyd ..•. * George R. Hunt .. George R. Hunt * Wm. M. Williams. W. M. Williams • James P. Wood James P. Wood • Theodore Brace .••• Theodore Brace ..•• * Geo. E. Walker .•. * Geo. E. Walker ..•. • B. H. Ingram • B. H. Ingram ..•... • John R. Parson • John R. Parson ..•. • Harry Keene ..••• Harry Keene ..•... * J. B. Thomas ..•. • J. B. ThCJmas ...... * A. M. Hough • A. M. Hough ..•..•• • D. A. Jamison • D. A. Jamison ..... • F. J. Tygard •

H. E. Van Orsdell.· John D. Daggett • Marcus Boyd * John D. Daggett • John F. Houston * John D. Daggett...• John Decker * John D. Daggett * John Decker • John D. Daggett • Samuel M. Hayes * John D. Daggett.•• • A. L. McGregor * John D. Daggett.•• • Samuel Russell. * John D. Daggett * A. L. McGregor ••.. * John .D. Daggett • Martin Collins ..•.. • Wm. N. Loker.•••• • R. E. Anderson * Wm. N. Loker ••.••• A. L. McGregor * Wm. N. Loker •..•. Wm. D. Muir * Wm. N. Loker ..... • Alex M. Dockery - Wm. N. Loker •••.• Sam H. Owens - Wm. N. Loker .•••• John E. Ryland • Wm. N. Loker .•••• John E. Ryland * Wm. N. Loker ..... Jas. E. Cadle * Wm. N. Loker ....• Xenophon Ryland .. - Wm. N. Loker ...•• Th08. C. Ready * Wm. N. Loker ..... Noah M. Givan - Wm. N. Loker ...•• M. G. Hubble Wm. N. Loker .•••• • W. R. Stubblefield.- Wm. N. Loker ••••• • Jas. E. Carter * John W. Luke .•••• * Alex. M. Dockery * John W. Luke ..... Lee A. Hall. * John W. Luke •••• *n Robt. F. Stevenson.* John W. Luke James W. Boyd.••. * Samuel M. Kennard Gee. R. Hunt .....•. * Samuel M. Kennard Wm. M. Williams ... * Samuel M. Kennard· James P. Wood ..•. • Samuel M. Kennard -. Samuel M. Kennard Gee. E. Walker • Samuel M. Kennard B. H. Ingram - Samuel M. Kennard John R. Parson ..•. • Samuel M. Kennard· Harry Keene ..•..•. * Samuel M. Kennard J. B. Thomas * Samuel M. Kennard A. M. Hough * Samuel M. Kennard D. A. Jamison * Samuel M. Kennard * F. J. Tygard • Samuel M. Kennard E. F. AlIen - Samuel M. Kennard -

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LIST OF ELEOTED OFFIOERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A. F. & A. M. MISSOURI FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821 Date Election

Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

Grand Treasurer

Oct., 1896 Oct., 1897 •••. Oct., 1898 Oct;, 1899 Oct., 1900 Oct., 1901. Oct., 1902 Oct., 1903 Sept.,1904 Sept•• 1906 Sept.,1906 Sept•• 1907 Sept., 1908 Sept., 1909 Sept., 1910 Sept., 1911 Sept•• 1912 ••.. Oct., 1913 Sept., 1914 Sept.. 1916 Sept., 1916 Sept•• 1917 Sept.• 1918 Sept., 1919 Sept.• 1920 Sept.,1921 Oct.• 1922 Oct., 1923 Oct., 1924 Oct., 1926 Oct., 1926 Oct.• 1927 Sept•• 1928 Sept.,1929 •... Oct.• 1930....

D. A. Jamison F. J. Tygard .••••. • E. F. Allen * C. H. Briggs * Campbell Wells * Joseph C. Finagin.John C. Yocum * Wm. F. Kuhn • Leroy R. Valliant .. A. S. Houston * D. M. Wilson • John T. Short • R. R. Kreeger • Wm. A. Hall • Clay C. Bigger • Arch A. Johnson Jacob Lampert • Van Fremont Boor· Tolman W. Cotton· Frank R. Jesse Edward Higbee • Wm. A. Clark ..•.•• John W. Bingham.* Julius C. Garrell Wm. F. Johnson • O. A. Lucas • Bert S. Lee • Joseph S. McIntyre· Orestes Mitchell * W. W. Martin John Pickard • Anthony F. Ittner.· Byrne E. Bigger S. R. Freet ..••••••• Wm. R. Gentry .....

F. J. Tygard .•..••• * E. F. Allen ••••.••. * C. H. Briggs * Campbell Wells • Joseph C. Finagin .. * John C. Yocum * Wm. F. Kuhn Leroy B. Valliant A. S. Houston * D. M. Wilson John T. Short • R. R. Kreeger William A. Hall Clay C. Bigger • Arch A. Johnson Jacob Lampert Van Fremont Boor .• Chesley A. Mosman •• Frank R. Jesse •••.• Edward Higbee Wm. A. Clark John W. Bingham .. • Julius C. Garrell.•• • Wm. F. Johnson ...• O. A. Lucas Bert S. Lee Joseph S. McIntyre .• Orestes Mitchell * W. W. Martin John Pickard * A. F. Ittner B. E. Bigger S. R. Freet Wm. R. Gentry •••.. Ray V. Denslow .....

E. F. Allen * C. H. Briggs * Campbell Wells • Joseph C. Finagin.· John C. Yocum * Wm. F. Kuhn * Leroy B. Valliant.· A. S. Houston * D. M. Wilson John T. Short • R. R. Kreeger .•••• • William A. Hall. • Clay C. Bigger * Arch A. Johnson Jacob Lampert • Van Fremont Boor. * Chesley A. Mosman • Tolman W. Cotton .. Edward Higbee •.. • Wm. A. Clark ..... • John W. Bingham.· Julius C. Garrell • Wm. F. Johnson • O. A. Lucas • Bert S. Lee Joseph S. McIntyre.· Orestes Mitchell • W. W. Martin John Pickard • A. F. Ittner B. E. Bigger S. R. Freet Wm. R. Gentry. Sr.. Ray V. Denslow ..•.. Thad B. Landon ....

C. H. Briggs • Campbell Wells * Joseph C. Finagin .. • John C. yocum • Wm. F. Kuhn Leroy B. Valliant .. A. S. Houston • D. M. Wilson Howard Watson * R. R. Kreeger William A. Hall. * Clay C. Bigger • Arch A. Johnson Jacob Lampert Van Fremont Boor.· Chesley A. Mosman.· Tolman W. Cotton Frank R. Jesse * Wm. A. Clark • John W. Bingham .• Julius C. Garrell .. • Wm. F. Johnson •••• O. A. Lucas * Bert S. Lee Joseph S. McIntyre.· Orestes Mitchell. * W. W. Martin John Pickard * A. F. Ittner B. E. Bigger S. R. Freet * Wm. R. Gentry. Sr Ray V. Denslow Thad B. Landon .••• Frank C. Barnhill ..

Samuel M. Kennard.* Samuel M. Kennard.· Samuel M. Kennard.· Samuel M. Kennard.· Samuel M. Kennard.Samuel M. Kennard.· Samuel M. Kennard.· John R. Parson •••• John R. Parson • Alphonso C. Stewa~· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C.Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart.· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart. Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alph. C. Stewart •••• Wm. A. Hall ....... • Wm. A. Hall ..•...• * Wm. A. Hall • Wm. A. Hall Wm. A. Hall Wm. A. Hall • Wm. A. Hall • Wm. A. Hall. Wm. A. Hall ·ttt E. E. Morris E. E. Morris E. E. Morris E. E. Morris E. E. Morris ..•••..• E. E. Morris ........

Grand Secretary John D. Vinci!* John D. Vinci!. John D. Vinci!. John D. Vinci!John D. Vinci!John D. VincUJohn D. Vinci!John D. Vinci!. John D. Vinci!*nn John R. ParsonU. John R. Parson. John R. ParsonJohn R. ParsonJohn R. Parson. John R. ParsonJohn R. Parson. John R. Parson. John R. Parson. John R. Parson. John R. Parson. John R. Parson. John R. Parson. John R. Parson. John R. Parson. John R. ParsonttFrank R. JesseFrank R. Jesse. Frank R. Jesse. Frank R. Jesse. Frank R. Jesse. Frank R. Jesse•• tt Arthur Matherttt Arthur MatherArthur MatherArthur Mather-

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Ray V. Denslow.... Thad B. Landon • F. C. Barnhill Du Val Smith James W. Skelly Geo. W. Walker H. L. Reader Henry C. Chiles Karl M. Vetsburg.Harry S. Truman ... Harris C. Johnston .. Forrest C. Donnell .. W. F. Woodruff Willis J. Bray Willis J. Bray..•.... Solon Cameron ••..• Morris E. Ewing Harry F. Sunderland. James M. Bradford .. Ray Bond •...••••• Homer L. Ferguson .. Richard O. Rumer ••• James McB. Sellers .. Orestes Mitchell, Jr.. William J. Craig•••.. Harold M. Jayne •••. Frank P. Briggs ..•..

Thad B. Landon. . . .• Frank C. Barnhill... Du Val Smith ....... Jas. W. Skelly •••... Geo. W. Walker ...•. H. L. Reader Henry C. Chiles Elwyn S. Woods ..•. Harry S. Truman ... Harris C. Johnston .. Forrest C. Donnell .. Grover C. Sparks.§§ Willis J. Bray....... Solon Cameron ...•.• Solon Cameron...... Morris E. Ewing ..•. Harry F. Sunderland. James M. Bradford .. Ray Bond .••••••.•. Homer L. Ferguson •. Richard O. Rumer ... James McB. Sellers .. Orestes Mitchell. Jr William J. Craig.... Harold M. Jayne Frank P. Briggs Robert L. Aronson

·Deceased. tWas not· installed. tResigned. .tDied August 11. 1866, while in office. .*Appointed August 13, 1866. by John D. Vincil. Grand Master. •• DDied April 11, 1877, while in office. • fUDied October 12, 1904, while in office• • "Died April 22, 1916. while in office. ••••Resigned December 14, 1963.

Frank C. Barnhill... Du Val Smith....... Jas. W. Skelly ...... Geo. W. Walker ....• H. L. Reader ..••••.. Henry C. Chiles ..... Elwyn S. Woods .•• t Karl M. Vetsburg.•• Harris C. Johnston .. Forrest C. Donnell .. Grover C. Sparks.§§ W. F. Woodruff Solon Cameron Morris E. Ewing •••. Morris E. Ewing.... Harry F. Sunderland. James M. Bradford .. Ray Bond ..•..•.•.. Homer L. Ferguson. Richard O. Rumer .•. James McB. Sellers .. Orestes Mitchell, Jr William J. Craig Harold M. Jayne.... Frank P. Briggs .•... Robert L. Aronson .. Harold O. Grauel....

Du Val Smith. . . . . •. J as. W. Skelly...... Geo. W. Walker..... H. L. Reader .....•. Henry C. Chiles Elwyn S. Woods t Karl M. Vetsburg Harry S. Truman .•. Forrest C. Donnell.. Grover C. Sparks.§§ Wm. F. Woodruff ... James A. Kinder.§§§ Morris E. Ewing.... Harry F. Sunderland Harry F. Sunderland James M. Bradford .. Ray Bond Homer L. Ferguson. Richard O. Rumer ..• James McB. Sellers .. Orestes Mitchell. Jr.. William J. Craig Harold M. Jayne Frank P. Briggs Robert L. Aronson Harold O. GraueL .• Bruce H. Hunt...

-IIJohn W. Luke served, by appointment, as Grand Secretary, from April 11, 1877 to October 11, 1877, and died October, 1888. flDied within week after his installation. ttThere was no Communication in 1836, owing to the anti-Masonic excitement• --Withdrawn from Masonry. tt·Resigned May 20, 1921, account ill health• U·Appointed October 22, 1904, by Leroy B. Valliant, Grand Master.

E.E. Morris........ Arthur MatherE. E. Morris........ Arthur MatherE. E. Morris Arthur Mather. E. E. Morris Arthur Mather. E. E. Morris Arthur Mather. E. E. Morris Arthur Mather. E. E. Morris Arthur Mather. E. E. Morris Arthur Mather. E. E. Morris Arthur Mather. E. E. Morris ••••.... Arthur Mather. E. E. Morris ..•..... Arthur Mather. E. E. Morris ..•..... Arthur Mather. E. E. Morris Arthur Mather§§§§ E. E. Morris Harold L. Reader•• E. E. Morris........ Harold L. Reader E. E. Morris Harold L. Reader E. E. Morris Harold L. Reader E. E. Morris Harold L. Reader E. E. Morris Harold L. Reader E. E. Morris - Harold L. Reader E. E. Morris ..•..... Harold L. Reader E. E. Morris .••...... Harold L. Reader E. E. Morris Harold L. Reader James M. DeWitt Harold L. Reader James M. DeWittUU Harold L. Reader W. H. Utz, Jr Harold L. Reader W. H. Utz, Jr Harold L. Reader

-tttDied November 7, 1924, while in office. uttDiedAugust 29, 1927, while in office. tttAppointed September 1. 1927. by John Pickard, Grand Master. §§Died December 28, 1942, while in office. §§§Died May 8, 1943, while in office. §§§§Died April 22, 1944, while in office. ·§Appointed May I, 1944 by W. F. Woodruff, Grand Master. flflDied September 16, 1966•

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OFFICERS OF THE ORGANIZATION, FEBRUARY 22, 1821 EDWARD BATES, Worshipful Master JOSEPH V. GARNIER, Treasurer

J AMES KENNERLY, Senior Warden

WILLIAM BATES, Junior Warden ABRAM BECK, Secretary

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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES TO AND FROM THE GRAND LODGE OF :MISSOURI FROM MISSOURI

TO MISSOURI Grand Representative Robert L. Aronson , Robert H. Mann . Durward T. Moffitt . Byrne E. Bigger •........... , John W. AdaJJl.8 ..••.• , ....•. D. Lear Tanner •.•••••.•..•. Russell E. Murray .•••....... Warren Drescher, Jr••.•.... ,

p~~' A: 'Ki~~: ::::::::::::::' Frank G. Ade •••..•..•...... Oliver Luft .•••............. Henry W. Fox •.•....•...... Edward E. Wilson . Thomas B. Mather . Thornton Jennings . Harold M. Jayne . Robert L. Hoy . Wm. C. Gordon . J. M. Sellers ..••.•.......... Ray V. Denslow •............ J. Floyd Alcorn •.... , . John Rich . Harold O. Grauel ..•......... W. W. Martin . Vernie G. Fisher, Sr•........ Walter A. Higbee ..•......... Harry C. Ploetze . Walter J. Simon ..•..•...... , DuVal Smith .....•.......... Elmer W. Wagner . Forrest C. Donnell . Harry S. Truman . Arthur O. Hodges . George G. Harrison . F. C. Barnhill .. " " .. Robert Brinkman .

Post Office

GRAND LODGE

St. Louis............... . Alabama .••........ , Kansas City , Alberta •••......... Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . .. . Argentina •••.•.•.... Hannibal•.•.......... " Arizona.••....•.•.. Marshall. . • . . . . . • . . . . . .. . ......•••. Arkansas ••••.•..... Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . . . .....•••••. Austria •••........ , St. Louis..... . Brazil-Rio de Janeiro . Kirkwood Brazil-Do SuI. . ..•.•......•.................. Brazil-Minas Gerais •..... Springfield " , ,Pernambuco , Joplin ..•....................... British Columbia•....... St. Louis " .........•.. Canada........•... Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . . . ........•.. China .••.•........ St. Joseph Colorado ' Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . .. , Connecticut . Clinton ..••....................... Costa Rica . Memphis " .........••.. Cuba •.•.•........ Kansas City , .........•. Delaware •.......... Marshall ..•........... " Denmark .•••....... Lexington •........... " District of Columbia . Trenton ..•.•......... " , England ....•....... St. Louis ....•.... , " Ecuador . Jefferson City. . . . . . . . .. . Florida ••.•........ Cape G~rardeau " , ..•. Franc:e ••••........ St. LouIS " GeorgIa . Kansas City " , Greece . Lancaster ,. . Guatemala .•......... St. Louis " ' Iceland . St. Louis Idaho . St. Joseph Illinois .••......... St. Louis ..•.......... " .........•.. Indiana ..•......... St. Louis •.••......... " ..........•. Ireland .•••........ Independence .•....... " Israel. . Independence " Italy (Grand Orient) .

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THE MASONIC WORLD By Ray V. Denslow, P. G. M.

GRAND LODGE LAYS TRUMAN LIBRARY CORNERSTONE July 6, 1957 proved to be Independence Day, for it was in Independence on that day that the cornerstone of the new Truman Library was laid in the presence of distinguished visitors from all parts of the United States. The laying of cornerstones of public buildings had almost become a lost art in Missouri in recent years, but let us hope that this event may renew the custom. It was estimated that more than a thousand members of the craft participated in the cornerstone laying, which was carried out in the manner prescribed in our ritual, by officers of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The grand lodge was officially opened at 9:00 a.m. in the beautiful new Independence Masonic Temple. Then the parade was formed under the direction of Martin B. Dickinson, George C. Marquis, Arthur U. Goodman, and Everett Miller as marshals. The head of the procession was on College Avenue, extending south toward Truman Road and the Truman home; the distance was somewhat less than three-fourths of a mile. ext came the American Legion Band in charge of Bro. Bert W. Casselman, followed by Knights Templar under the direction of J. Harry Deeter; this group included 185 knights from all of the Kansas City and Independence commanderies as well as contingents from Kansas, Liberty, and other nearby cities. The Shrine Chanters, in their colorful garb were next; they sang the Lord's Prayer during the cornerstone laying. The William Chrisman High School Band of Independence led the next section. Then came officers and grand officers as follows: Grand Tiler: Rufus Hayden Grand Stewards: J. Renick Jones and George Morrison Principal Architect: Alonzo H. Gentry Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary: Wm. H. Utz and Harold L. Reader; Grand Lecturer: Freelon K. Hadley Master and Stewards of Grandview Lodge (Mr. Truman's lodge) carrying Holy Bible, Square and Compasses Grand Chaplain: Herbert E. Duncan (with Arthur Keil, Hungary) Master Masons, Masters, Wardens and Past Masters Past Grand Masters: President Truman, PGM; Chief Justice Earl Warren, PGM, and other Past Grand Masters Junior and Senior Grand Wardens: Harold O. Grauel, Robert L. Aronson Deputy Grand Master: Frank P. Briggs Book of Constitutions: carried by Ray V. Denslow, PGM Grand Pursuivant: A. B. Vanlandingham Grand Master and Deacons: Harold M. Jayne, Bruce H. Hunt, Robert H. Mann

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Warren, a PGM of California. Politics played little part in the dedication for Mr. Warren is a Republican, as was ex-president Herbert Hoover, who also spoke briefly. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, President Elmer Ellis of the University of Missouri, and several others prominent in civil life appeared briefly. Mr. Truman, jubilant over the success of his project, beamed with pleasure as he introduced his friends from far and near. Archbishop Cody gave the invocation, the president of Howard University a prayer of thanksgiving, and Rabbi Meyerberg the benediction. A reception at the Truman home completed the day's program. It is understood that the library will house the library of the Missouri Lodge of Research of which Mr. Truman was one of the organizers and master; in fact he was master of the lodge at the same time he was president, and . much of the material collected has been the result of his interest and activity. This library has been cared for by the Jackson County Library during recent years. All in all, it was a great day for Freemasonry, not only in Missouri, but throughout the nation; irrespective of our politics, all the fraternity rejoices when one of our number is honored by holding high office, and in the case of Mr. Truman, we may well say: The greatest and best men of all ages have been encouragers and promoters of the art, and have never deemed it derogatory to their dignity to level themselves with the fraternity, extend their privileges and patronize its assemblies.

MASONS IN THE NEWS One of the 128 victims in the airplane crash in the Grand Canyon, was Lawrence Chatten, a member of the lodge at Cameron, Mo.; he was head of the training storage facilities, ordnance corps of the army. Lynn Brodrick, active Kansas Freemason, and a past grand high priest, has been named as state highway commissioner. James T. Blair, Jr., was elected governor of Missouri in 1956' and installed in January; he is a member of all the Jefferson City, Mo. bodies. The lieu-' tenant governor, Edward V. Long, is also a member of the craft. The Maharajah of Patiala, Sir Yadavendra Singhji, deputy grand master of Northern India, under the English Constitutions, was a dinner guest at a banquet given at the Sheraton-Astor in New York, celebrating the centennial of the consistory of New York City. The dinner was attended by many Masonic notables, including Grand Commander George E. Bushnell. The newly organized Eye Foundation of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar has already begun operation-the first case was a Catholic boyDaniel O'Donnell Weissert-who, by the way, was completely cured. Judge Chas. W. Froessel, PGM, of New York, recently returned from a round-the-world tour, has written a very entertaining story for the Empire State Mason; he had many Masonic contacts, including Bro. David Au of the Grand Lodge of China. He told Judge Froessel that six lodges were meeting on Formosa, and two or more are being reactivated. John Surpless, an entered apprentice, and son of Judge Abner C. Surpless, of New York, died May 5, 1956 at Stephenville, Newfoundland. He was a member of the lodge Canam No. 7219 which works under English Constitutions. The father went to Stephenville and was told that for the first time in


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the history of Harmon Field (U. S. Base) the flag had been flown at half-mast. The lodge there had been very helpful to the widow and children in returning to the states. Incidentally, Canam Lodge gets its name from CANadianAMerican, its membership being largely composed of those elements. Cecil B. DeAJille, member of Prince of Orange Lodge No. 16 in New York, has completed one of the greatest historical movies of the century-The Ten Commandments-a story which will interest every member of the fraternity. Hon. George E. Bushnell addressed 2,000 Freemasons at a communion breakfast held in Rochester, N. Y. These communion breakfasts are proving very popular in New York state. The three oldest Freemasons of which we have record (Voorhis' records) are: John J. Ray, Sr., 84 years, 62 days a Master Mason. Cyrus E. Hull, 83 years, 19 days. Dr. Joseph S. Halstead, 83 years.

Dr. Halstead, while made a Freemason in Kentucky, was a member of a Missouri lodge at the time of his death. John Ray was a Texan, and Hull from Illinois. Rev. Monk Bryan, prominent in Masonic circles, has been transferred from Maryville to the Methodist Church in Columbia; he is a trustee of Southern Methodist University where he graduated in 1938. Jasper Smith has been appointed federal district judge for the Western District of Missouri; his appointment was approved by the Senate and he is now on the job. We could not have suggested a better qualified or more popular individual. Jasper is an officer of our grand lodge. Honoring Secretary of the Army Wilbur M. Brucker was a class of fiftyeight candidates in the Knights Templar work at Detroit; 800 sat down to a dinner which followed. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands received a delegation of 20 Freemasons from as many countries, who had gathered for a celebration of the bicentenary of Freemasonry in the Netherlands (March 2, 1957). James P. Hull of St. Joseph has been named as magistrate of district No.1 in Buchanan county; he has held a number of civic positions; in 1950 he was elected grand high priest in Missouri. He is a past master of the lodge at Faucett. J. Marcus Kirtley, 46 year old Independence lawyer, has "been appointed by Gov. James T. Blair, Jr. to the Jackson County Circuit Court. He is a native of Mooresville, Mo., graduate of the University of Missouri (1931, 1933) and well-known to the bar association. Three names had been submitted to the governor, one of which was Martin B. Dickinson. Ward B. Arbury, past grand master of New York, has served as chairman of the state commission against discrimination since July 1953, having been appointed by Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, and continued by Gov. Averell Harriman. He has also served as chairman of the Buffalo Board of Social Welfare and associate counsel to the Joint Legislative Committee on Unemployment. The Masonic Service Bureau of the grand lodge of New York has awarded its medal for distinguished service to William F. Strang, past grand master;


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a dinner on Nov. 15, 1956 in his honor was attended by many of the past grand officers.. Capt. ,Clarence M. Bowley, Chief of Staff of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, is a member of King Hiram Lodge in Provincetown, Mass. He graduated at Annapolis in 1928. . Don Taniguchi, sgt. first class in Co. B, IOOth Battl!lion of the 442 Regiment Combat Team is tiler of United Services Lodge No. 1118 (N. Y.). His regiment was composed of Japanese, enlisted in Hawaii; the regiment received seven presidential citations. HaskeU Holman, Missouri state auditor, has been named state chairman of the Crusade for Freedom for 1957. Roy B. Meriwether, circuit judge of the tenth judicial circuit in Missouri, composing Monroe, Ralls,and Marion counties, will retire on January I, 1959, according to an announcement in January, 1957. Roy is a graduate of the University of Missouri and lives at Monroe City; Mo. Circuit Judge Duval Smith, of St. Joseph, has been given an award for "Outstanding Civic Service" because of his work and interest in juvenile delinquency. He is a past grand master of the grand lodge of Missouri. Arthur Godfrey 'left February 26, 1956 for a five-week African safari into French Equatorial Africa as headquarters. He Hies his own helicopter in his search for big game. Several of our periodicals list Robert E. Lee as a Freemason; this is not true. Lee himself denied it although expressing his appreciation of the fraternity. Russell L. Dearmont, newly elected head of the Missouri Pacific Railroad is a member of the Masonic bodies of Cape Girardeau, Mo. He is a brotherin-law of Allen Oliver, also well-known in Masonic circles and as a former master of Missouri Research Lodge. Dearmont is a past high priest of the Royal Arch Chapter at Cape and in 1943 was grand sentinel of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. He was at one time a candidate for governor. Jackson Ranney, president of Kiwanis International 1955-56, is a member of Versailles (Ind.) Lodge No.7. Edmund F. Ball, president of .BallBros., Muncie, Indiana, is a past grand commander of Knights Templar and the newly elected grand treasurer of the grand encampment of the order. Rand()lph H. Weber, newly appointed federal judge for the Eastern District of Missouri was born' in 1909, served as circuit judge 1942-56, is a graduate of Westminster College and the Washington University Law School. He belongs to the lodge and chapter at Poplar Bluff. REMINISCENCES

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An article on the Epic of the Slav on Canvas, appearing in the Royal Arch Mason magazine, prompted our friend Rene Raymond, grand commander of the Scottish Rite in France, to write us: Alfons Marie Mucha, who I knew before 1929, when he went to Paris to our International Conference there, was a splendid and devoted Freemason. He was one of those you could never forget as long as you live, for the fine example he offered of his life-Masonic as wen as personal. I knew him too as the finest painter, as he lived with us in France during twenty


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(One of the great canvases painted by Alfred Mucha.) years. where his talent was higWy estimated. He made some fine paintings of the illustrious actress, Sarah Bern,hardt, representing her in her different roles. When I was in Praha (Prague) in 1935, after seeing him as well as Bro. Masaryk. son of the former great president of Czechoslovakia, we dined together-he died in 1935 after the German invaders had entered his country. He suffered-as did myself -the interrogation by Gestapo officers, the order to shut our temples; our libraries and archives were taken away and our personal Masonic correspondence seized. Bro. Raymond is one of France's outstanding Freemasons and a chat with him last August convinced us of his high character and enthusiasm for Freemasonry. A THOUGHT FROM GARIBALDI

The great Italian liberator, a Freemason. said: Wherever there is a human cause. we are certain to find Freemasonry, for it is the fundamental basis of all true liberal associations. Thank all of my brethren and tell them that I am always with them with all my heart. and that forever I will pride myself upon my Masonic connection~ Giuseppe Garibaldi. And Theodore Roosevelt said this: Our system of government is the best in the world for a people able to carry it on. Only the highest type of people can carry it on. . We believe we can-we know we can, but we can do it only if each .of us in his dealings with the outside world carries into them the spirit that makes a man a good Freemason among his brother Freemasons. And Theodore. speaking before the grand lodge of Pennsylvania, said: Freemasonry should make, and must make, each man who conscientiously and


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understandingly takes its obligations, a fine type of American citizen because Freemasonry teaches him his obligations to his fellow men in a practical fashion.

He could see no wrong in the Masonic obligation so often objected to by' our enemies.

DEATHS Elmer F. Strain, grand secretary emeritus of the Kansas Masonic bodies, died at his home in Topeka, October 6, 1956. Carl H. Claudy, one of the great Freemasons, known everywhere for his writings, his plays, and his connection with the Masonic Service Association, died May 27,1957. He was born in Washington, D. C., January ]3, 1879, son of German ancestors. His death had been anticipated as he was unable to attend the annual meeting of the association in February. He was a member of Harmony Lodge No. 17 (D. C,), receiving his degrees in 1908; he became grand master in 1943. He was active in both York and Scottish Rites and an honorary member of several grand lodges. His loss to Freemasonry is great, but to the association which he served-a calamity! Governor Walter Edge, former governor of New Jersey, U. S. Senator and Ambassador to France, died in New York, October 29, 1956; he was initiated at the age of 21 in Trinity Lodge No. 79, but later affiliated with Belcher Lodge No. 180, Atlantic City. His initiation was February 14, 1896; he was a Freemason for more than sixty years. John R. Westbrook, well路known Fulton, Mo., educator, died November 30, 1956 at the Boone County Hospital in Columbia, Mo.; he had been a resident of Fulton most of his life. He was 61 years of age and a graduate of the University of Missouri, and later taught in Westminster College and the Fulton High School. He was active in the Masonic bodies at Fulton. Uel W. Lamhin, from 1921-1945, head of the State Teachers College at Maryville, died September 16, 1956; he had been an invalid since 1949. Masonic services were held and burial was at Clinton, Mo., his old home town. He was internationally known as an educator and one time head of the National Education Association. His wife was a daughter of Congressman Dickinson. After the death of W. E. McComb, former resident of Lebanon, Mo., it was learned that he had given $40,000 for the construction of a public library in that city; the gift was made in 1947 but was to be regarded as anonymous until his death. Masonic services were conducted. General Louis A. Kunzig died August 7, 1956 on a Baltimore & Ohio train. He was a graduate of West Point and had three sons all of whom were colonels. He took great interest in the Masonic fraternity and had attained the rank of brigadier general in the army. James Carrollton Putnam, 88, first national commander, and one of the founders of the Veterans of Foreign Wars died October 1956, at Fayetteville, Ark. He participated in three Indian Wars, Spanish American War, and un路 der General Pershing as a member of the Fifth Cavalry. He represented Howell County in the Missouri legislature. Who's Who reports the death of the great industrialist, Thomas J. Watson, of I.B.M. on June 19, 1956-but very conveniently overlooks his Masonic connection and honors, although mentioning some 100 or more other connec-


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tions. He had received one of the New York Grand lodge awards for achievement several years ago. He was born in 1874. Jean Hersholt, world famous actor, died June 2, 1956; he was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 12, 1886; he held degrees from several American colleges. He played in more than 400 pictures (MGM), starring in "Dr. Christian," a radio series. He had an "Oscar" award for three years. Waldo Shumway, retired It. colonel on the general staff corps since 1947, died March 8, .1956 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery; his field of science was biology. He held a Victory Medal with four clasps. Lucio Martinez Gil, noted Spanish Freemason, died in Mexico City, April 13, 1957. He had served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Spain, but had been in exile since 1939 when Franco proscribed Freemasonry. Fortunately the Grand Lodges of Mexico offered asylum to the Spanish brethren. His successor is Juan Grediaga Villa. knew Gil and regarded him as a fine patriotic Freemason; it was unfortunate that he was not to be permitted to return to the land of his birth, but in Spain there is no such virtue as Toleration! George O. Leopold, 99 year old member of a Muskogee (Okla.) lodge, died December 28, 1956, the day following receipt of his 75-year membership button. He was a native of Germany but had lived on a farm near Auxvasse for several years; he was made a Mason in Gibson City, Ill., affiliating with a lodge in Oklahoma before coming to Missouri. General Lewis A. Pick, 66 year old retired Army engineer, died at the Walter Reed Hospital, December 2, 1956 following an operation. He was buried. at Auburn, Alabama. He was born in Virginia, November 18, 1890 and became chief of Army engineers in 1949. During the war he built a truck road from Burma into China-called "Pick's Pike." As division engineer at Omaha, Nebr., he drew up a plan for a Missouri River Valley flood control which was known as the Pick-Sloan plan. James M. Cox, 87, unsuccessful candidate for president in 1920, died at Dayton, Ohio, July 15, 1957; he served three times as governor of Ohio. He was a newspaper man. After his defeat by Harding, he later was elected to Congress as a representative from Ohio. Barak T. Mattingly, 56, active in Republican politics and civic affairs, died July 18, 1957 in St. Louis, Mo. He was connected with the Ozark Airlines, the Bank of Ferguson and other corporations. George Robb Ellison, 75, retired supreme court judge, died in St. Louis, Mo., July 17, 1957; he was born in Canton, Mo., July 22, 1881. John N. Blomquist, 76, a well-known Kansas City tailor and active Freemason, died January 17, 1957 in Kansas City, Mo. He was born in Sweden but had lived in the United States 55 years. For a quarter of a century he had been sentinel of the Order of High Priesthood in Missouri.

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tended to be humorous. The average secretary believes it to be his duty to collect money "paying it over to the treasurer," and "to record the proceedings of the lodge." Further he cannot, or will not go. A brother from Missouri Lodge No. I, in 1901, was acquitted by his lodge on the charge of slapping his wife "to keep her from stealing his money." The grand lodge did not agree with the decision of the lodge-since which time it is dangerous, in Missouri, to slap one's wife. In that same year, the grand master gave a dispensation to reballot on a candidate. A brother entered objection not on account of the unworthiness of the candidate, but because the grand master did not understand the law and the usages of the fraternity-and to discourage such ignorance, objection was necessary. A century ago, and even later, it was the custom of lodges, when a brother died, to appoint a committee to draw up "memorial resolutions" and these often occupied several pages of the lodge record. John D. Vincil, one-time grand secretary in Missouri, recorded this choice specimen which deserves mention for its brevity-if nothing else: (a) Resolved, 1st: that Bro is dead. (b) Resolved: that we are sorry for it. A district deputy grand master in 1897 reported that he had not visited any lodges in his district, but: "that all is harmonious and prosperous" which prompted the grand master to remark: Harmony and prosperity are essentials, but existence of such conditions should be based, not on Faith, but on sight. In 1875, the master of Alton Lodge No. 255, removed the lodge charter to his home "to keep the lodge from working." As late as 1931, a brother attempted to stop the receipt of a petition for the degrees, because: the petitioner's wife might want to petition the Eastern Star. A brother died July 18, 1931. His lodge was opened in due form, but when the funeral was over the lodge was not closed. Only three brethren had returned to the hall-not enough to close the lodge, and according to the complaint, "the lodge is still open; over a month has transpired." The grand master, somewhat of a humorist, replied: Care should be taken with lodges; they should not be allowed to lay around open, indiscriminately. And Ryland Lodge, in 1904, was reported to have raised their dues to pay for their hall, but later had declared dividends out of the funds on hand.


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Another lodge, before surrendering its charter had paid each brother a "dividend." Masonic corporations? Stock dividend? In 1913, the grand master was asked to decide upon the validity of a petie tion signed by one "who had feet of unequal size." And a former grand lecturer was once asked "which of several knocks should be given first?" Green City Lodge No. 159 once reported that a defendant had been acquitted of charges because: (a) Since his expulsion by grand lodge, he has been acquitted by the Odd Fellows. (b) He has since been acquitted by the Baptist Church. Marcus Lodge No. 110 reported the loss of its charter which had been kept in a sacred-if not secure-place-"between the leaves of the Bible." On the way to the cemetery for the burial of a brother, the old Bible-bearer tripped, spilling the Three Great Lights, and spreading the Gospel and Charter to the four quarters of the earth. For the information of the committee and the grand master, it was explained: The Bible Bearer was not intoxkated as he was a minister of the Gospel. Just what Gospel deponeth saith not. And we have withheld the most humorous to the last. We have taken it from the proceedings of the grand lodge verbatim: Charges were preferred against Bro. J , a member of Carl Junction Lodge No. 549 for un-Masonic conduct-in that while an inmate of the Masonic Home, h~ had married a wife, another inmate of the Home, all in violation of the rules of the institution, and to the scandal and disgrace of Freemasonry. Trial was held resulting in his expulsion. In due time an appeal was taken and the case is now before us for disposition. It seems that from what we gather, that after Bro. J. . .... hied himself, with his fair fiancee to Clayton, where the Hymeneal Knot was tied, he returned to the Home and imparted to the constitutional authorities what he had done. When 10, and behold, he was confronted with the startling statement that he and his bride could no longer remain in the home, and would have to seek quarters elsewhere. A good brother assisted in procuring employment for Bro. J., and things went along apparently well-well until his home lodge found out what he had done, when charges were preferred as above set forth, with the results indicated. Does this interesting narrative end here? \Ve trow not. Shortly after the brother's expulsion, his wife inherited $300,000. The committee went on to comment: It is true the brother violated one of the rules of the Masonic Home in getting

married, whether he knew it at the time he was violating it, we are not advised. But who are we to say that in doing so he was guilty of such un-Masonic conduct as would warrant the action taken by his lodge? We think not, for hath not marriage ever been regarded as an honorable institution? Our first most excellent grand master, Solomon, King of Israel, hath said:


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Who so findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the Lord. This prophecy seems to have been abundantly realized in the case of Bro. J. Again, we cannot see how the brother's offense could have operated to the detriment of the Home; after his marriage the Home was relieved of caring and providing for himself and wife. Cupid is no respector of persons. His piercing arrows strike betimes where least suspected. Can we blame our brother? Who travels alone without love on the heights May laugh through the daytime, But oft weeps through the night. His courage goes down with the set of the sun When the toils of life's journey Are all borne by one. We are informed that both Bro. J. and his wife are excellent people, though when the charges were preferred, they were in humble walks of life: Let not ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys and destiny obscure, Nor grandeur hear with disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the poor. Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear, Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Not so with our brother. For while adversity marked the lengthening shadows athwart life's rugged pathway in former times, in the sunset of his life, fickle fortune at last smiled upon him, and we feel assured that he may be able, with the kindly offices of his help-meet, to travel the remaining portion of his early pilgrimage in lolling luxury and unwonted uselessness. III fares the land to hastening ills a prey Where wealth accumulates and men decay. Let us not mar his coveted happiness by withholding our fraternal felicitations. We therefore recommend that the decision of the lodge be reversed, and that Bro. J. be restored to membership in his lodge. And may his tribe increase!

We do not know whether his tribe increased or not. We have our doubts. But at any rate, "all is well that ends weIll"

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The Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Alabama, in apologizing for the length of his address, said: I know your chairs are hard, so I want to first attempt to put you at ease by letting you know that as a public speaker, I have long subscribed to the philosophy that the human mind can only absorb in so long as the seat can endure.

Our ministerial friend, David Graham, fraternal correspondent in South Dakota, said: Old soldiers never die, they just fade away, but old reviewers never die, they merely peter out. AND THERE WAS LIGHT

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Among the items purchased by an Irish lodge in 1818 are the following: Powder and nitre Do. and flint Weir (Wire)

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What were they used for? The answer is told by an Irish historian who says that when searching in a rural Masonic hall for the vanished archives of a certain old lodge, he found a piece of wood, rudely shaped like the grip of a pistol, but with no mechanism attached. The front part had a hollow groove as though to receive the barrel of a pistol. In answer to the question: What on earth was this used for?

the local veteran said: I thou(gh)t thot ould thing was burnt long ago. I'll tell you what thot ould thing was used for. A child's wee cannon was put in thon hollow and tied on wi' a bit 0' wire. Well, in the ould days, they filled the wee cannon with gun-powther, and put a wee drappie powther in the wee touch-hole; and do ye min' thon time when God said let there be light-well, they put a lit match to thon wee holeand then-mind ye-when thon wee thing was let off-there WAS light. WHAT A SIGHT I

A lodge paper in Kansas City in describing the program for the cornerstone laying of the Truman Library says: The grand lodge will open at the Independence Masonic Temple, from where lhe procession will march to the sight (sic) of the ceremony.

And the procession proved to be a "sight" as it moved toward the "site."

CONFERENCE OF GRAND MASTERS The annual conference of grand masters of Masons in the United States, now changed to "North America," was held in Washington, D. C., February 20-21, 1957. Some 348 Freemasons from 66 jurisdictions registered as attendants. Missouri was represented by Grand Master Harold M. Jayne) DGM F. P. Briggs) Harold L. Reader) grand secretary, Ray V. Denslow) PGM, and Bruce Hunt of the grand lodge line. From outside jurisdictions there were: Alberta, China, Costa Rica, France (G. L.), Germany, Guatemala, Mexico (York), Mexico (Coahuila), Nova Scotia, Ontario, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Quebec. Otto L. Danek of Minnesota presided; at the banquet the Hon. (and Bro. Milton Eisenhower) spoke. Subjects discussed (by the grand masters) were: Should there be a uniform waiting period between degrees? Should an attempt be made to secure uniformity as to jurisdiction retention over rejected candidates? Should there be a minimum compulsory waiting period between the time of receiving the Master Mason degree and application for degrees in "collateral bodies." Is Freemasonry over-extended, and should efforts be made to discourage formation of organizations dependent on Masonic membership? Should the Masonic funeral service be modified or eliminated?


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Apropos of our criticism of last year, the secretary went into considerable explanations to show the absence of a clique; everything, he said was done by the "conference committee," which also "arranges for the nomination of the chairman and the secretary." And he added this partin~ shot: I hope that I have indicated that if there is a clique in control, as has been suggested (by your reviewer) in certain quarters, it's the biggest clique you ever saw in your life because it路 consists of 57 grand masters and the secretary of the conference.

At any rate our criticism seemed to have had some good results, and at least clarified the atmosphere. The grand masters were placed at a long table, separating them from their brethren of lesser standing, and it was arranged that if any brother desired to speak he would have to do so at the request of his grand master! There was a report on Freemasonry in France; it stated there were three Masonic groups in France; the writer was not aware of a fourth group which is entirely regular, non-atheistic-and numbers some of the best men in France among its membership; it is the Grech Priory of Gaul which controls the three symbolic degrees. The statement is made: There has never been any question as to the regularity of the Grand Loge Nationale Francaise. While it was neither chartered nor sponsored by the United Grand Lodge of England as is so often reported. This statement has been made by your reviewer, and in every statement which he makes, he thinks he has sufficient authority on which to base that statement. In this instance we refer to the proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, 1914, page 77, where Dr. Kuhn reporting on the recognition of the Grand Loge Nationale, says: In September, 1913, the National Independent Grand Lodge was formed. The United Grand Lodge of England, under the able direction of the Pro-Grand Master, Lord Ampthill, stood as sponsor for the new organization. And from the list of notables who went over to Paris at the time, it had all of the appearance of a G. L. England affair. Of course the VGL of England did not charter a grand lodge in France, but we might well ask where those NGLF lodges received their original charters! Next year's conference will be held in Washington, D. C., February 20-21, 1958.

MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION About the worst thing that could happen to the Association was the death of its executive secretary, Carl H. Claudy, who for a quarter of a century has been the spark plug in the machinery of the association; he was not present at the February, 1957 meeting because of the illness, which proved to be his last. During the year 1956, two grand lodges had united with the AssociationPennsylvania and Puerto Rico. Not yet members are: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia-l 3.


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To Hungary was given $850; to Pusan Orphans, $1,000; a beautiful certifi. cate was received from Grand Lodge of Tamaulipas for assistance in flood relief. Twelve Short Talk Bulletins were issued, as well as several Digests: One if by Land, Two if by Sea Foreign Recognition Regular, Irregular and Clandestine Grand Lodges What, When, Where in Freemasonry? Structure of Freemasonry Christian Science Monitor Reprint Masonic Treasures of New York Allied Masonic Groups World's Oldest Freemasons Annual Chart of Recognition Turkish Freemasonry Mystic Shrine and Its Hospitals Ancient Landmarks Language Landmarks Exceeding Magnifical A review of many of these appears in the review section. Samuel Wragg, PGM of Massachusetts continues to serve as chairman of the Association. Missouri is not represented on the board. The states which have members on the board arc Wyoming, Arizona, New Jersey, North Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Missouri has not been represented since the days of Dr. Corona H. Briggs. The MSA program has gone largely to hospital visitation in recent years, which, while commendable, will not guarantee the future of the Association.

CONFERENCE OF GRAND SECRETARIES One of the most productive of the national conferences is that of the grand secretaries, where the practical problems of the fraternity are thrashed out to the advantage of those present. The 29th of these conferences was held in the Statler Hotel in Washington, D. C., February 21, 1957 with the veteran Harry S. Johnson of Ohio presiding. The newly elected officers are: Ewart G. Dixon, Ontario, President Aaron H. Grout, Vermont, Vice-President Dwight L. Smith, Indiana, Secretary-Treasurer. The speaker for the banquet was the Hon. Matthew W. Hill, PGM, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Washington. Discussed were the following pertinent subjects: Uniformity in Transfer Certificates. Reciprocity Between Grand Lodges Over Rejected Petitioners. What Is an Unaffiliate; His Rights? Should Grand Lodges Promote New Lodges? The time and place of the next conference is at Washington, D. C., February 21, 1958, being the afternoon of the last day of the Conference of Grand Masters. And the grand secretaries are not in politics, as witness this resolution:


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Banquet speaker: that we should continue to avoid using politicians as guest speakers at ollr banquets ... and instead that we should always strive to obtain an outstanding member of the craft to address us on some Masonic subject.

The proceedings contain 20 valuable pages on the customs of various jurisdictions, the times of annual grand lodge meetings, the conferring of courtesy degrees, rejection of petitioners, dual and plural membership, Masonic Homes, etc. The 1958 program will be southeastern U. S. in character, the program committee being selected from Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama.

BOOKS Freemasons and Freemasonry: That eminent Filipino, Mauro Baradi, PGM, has presented us a copy of the above volume; it is bound in blue cloth and contains 206 pages of valuable information concerning his grand lodge and its origin. Several chapters are addresses he has made from time to time throughout his Masonic career. At the present time Bro. Baradi is with the United Nations and has been assigned to special work in Somaliland; he is a member of the United Nations Advisory Council. Cloth volumes are $6.00 and low-priced edition, $4.00; copies may be obtained from Ledda Press, 714 Raon St., Manila. Chapter of Research Proceedings: Ohio prides itself on having a Chapter of Research; it has now issued six volumes of proceedings containing a wealth of material on Royal Arch subjects. Its high priest is Roscoe R. Walcutt which vouches for the high character of work. Most of its officers are either grand, or past grand officers. It is our impression that the fees and dues are nominal. Albert Pike, Bibliogmphy of the Writings: The Supreme Council of the A.A.S.R., S.M.J. has issued a centennial edition under the above heading which is essential to those who wish to study the life and works of Albert Pike; the volume contains a sketch of the life of Pike and a complete bibliography of his writing which cover a very large field. The work has been prepared by Bro. Ray Baker Harris, librarian, and has a foreword written by Grand Commander Luther A. Smith. Equality Lodge History: Equality Lodge No. 497, Newberg, Mo. has published a semi-centennial history; it was written by John Black Vrooman who has condensed the history into twelve pages; the lodge took an old number497-once assigned to the lodge at Strafford, but which lost its charter. The lodge has ] 25 members. Exceeding Magnifical: This 70-page pamphlet issued by the Masonic Service Association, 700 10th St. N. W., \Vashington, D. C., is probably misnamed, although Bro. Claudy tells us the word "magnifical" is obsolete. What the pamphlet is, is a group of fine pictures of some of Freemasonry's most beautiful temples. There are a few Shrine and Scottish Rite buildings which are usually most imposing; and for the reader interested in foreign buildings there are views of the temples in Puerto Rico, Philippines-and of course the great temple on Queen S1. in London. Of particular interest are those buildings devoted to grand lodge activities of which Iowa stands preeminent. Missouri draws one page with two pictures-the S1. Louis Temple which is termed the "Grand Lodge Temple" (which it is not), and there is an in,-


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terior view of the new temple in Sikeston. As a student of art and architecture we have never been seriously impressed with the beauty of the St. Louis temple; it is what we should tenn an "architect's monstrosity," being a mixture of architectures and a decidedly poor interior arrangement. By far the most beautiful Masonic building in this country is the A.A.S.R. building in Indianapolis--a dream in Gothic architecture-and the interior is just as beautiful. Detroit must not be overlooked where all bodies united. Mystic Shl-ine and Its Hospitals: Another M.S.A. production, and this one written by Bro. George Saunders, imperial recorder; no one knows more about these hospitals than Bro. George; five pages are devoted to the history of the Shrine; the remaining pages have photographs of the 17 Shrine hospitals and some of the miraculous cures being effected. The Masonic world is proud of this feature of the Shrine activities. Collectanea: The title of the latest publication of the Grand College of Rites, published in December 1956, contains the Rite of Memphis, an obsolete Masonic system of some 90째 of which three degrees are given as taken from the Westbrook ritual collection. It is Volume 6, Part 2 and has 70 pages of ritual material; it should be helpful if the compilers would give their readers a brief resume as a prelude to these rituals so that a reader might be informed as to the nature of the Rite and the degrees. The volumes are not for sale except to members but membership is open to reputable Freemasons, and the annual dues are most reasonable. Mozart and Masonry: It has remained for Paul Nettl to write a volume on Mozart and Masonry, a 150 page book, published by the Philosophical Library, 15 E. 40th, N. Y. 16, and sold for $4.75. Not only does the volume speak of Mozart but of many of his contemporaries who were Freemasons-Haydn, Meyerbcer, Naumann and others. We do not know whether the author is a Freemason or not, but his work is quite commendatory of Freemasonry and its influence on Mozart's works. The publication will appeal to music lovers who are Freemasons even though the price seems a little high for so small a book. Annotated Reading List: Prepared by the late H. L. Haywood and issued as one of the valuable productions of the Masonic Service Association; 34 pages. Price not given. It is a bibliography of Masonic publications listed under such titles as: biography; book collections; cryptic Masonry; dictionaries; fiction; history; law; Templars; Scottish Rite; speeches; symbolism; questions and answers. The list might very well be amplified. Masonic Gleanings: Our thanks are due Bro. R. G. Cole for a copy of his volume under that name; it has 175 pages of most interesting material which deals with a varied bit of information ranging from individual Freemasons to outstanding Masonic events. Individuals range from Barnum to Andrew Jackson; from "hairgrowing receipts" to George Washington; and from Ringling Brothers to Signs of Distress. The volume, cloth bound, sells for $3.50. Address Bro. Cole at 1922 West Hood Ave., Chicago 28, Ill. English Masonic Year Book: The annual issued by the United Grand Lodge of England for 1957 contains 910 pages of information, largely a list of lodges and chapters working under its jurisdiction. A calendar shows the time of meeting of every lodge requiring 19 pages. The volume is indispensable to one studying the history of English lodges. Our thanks to Sir Sydney White,


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the grand secretary, for our copy. A limited number of copies are available (at a reasonable price) to those entitled to them. Sydney Lodge of Research: The Transactions of this old lodge of research are always interesting路 and contain much valuable Masonic knowledge. Vol. XLIII contains the following articles: Oracles and Search for Light; Story of the Craft; Freemasonry as a Philosophy; The Crusades; Deeper Aspects of Freemasonry; Usages and Customs of the Third Degree in Other Lands; Freemasonry in the Evolution of Faith; An Analysis of Masonic Foundations. The lodge is a duly chartered lodge (No. 290) under the Grand Lodge of New South Wales. No-we do not have the address of the officers of the lodge nor the cost of membership in it. Joseph Warren: The story of Freemasonry's past grand master, who was a patriot, physician, grand master, and beloved citizen, is fully told in a brochure issued by the Masonic Service Association. It is complete with photographs of Warren and various other photographs which reveal the public and Masonic life of this celebrated American. M.S.A. address is 700 10th St. N. \V., Washington, D. C. American Heritage) February 1957: What an interesting number? As a frontispiece we are confronted with a portrait of the great Polish hero, Louis Kossuth. And a story of the B. & O. R.R., whose cornerstone was laid by Freemasons. And a story of the statue of George Washington done in the Greek manner, with sandals and togal-and much other material not so Masonic in character, but interesting nevertheless. American Heritage: We know of no book or magazine which contains so much of interest to Americans as does this splendid magazine. As a rule, we do not attempt to advertise any publication, but so many requests reach us for addresses that we give the address of the publisher: American Heritage, 551 Fifth Ave., N. Y. 17, N. Y., $12.00 per year. Vol. VII, No.5, contains a story of the Civil War, with a fine reproduction in color of Bingham's "Order No. 11," a story of John Randolph, Training of Woodrow Wilson, All Were Not Born in Log Cabins, How They Killed Buffalo, a Story of George Washington, and many others. Vol. VII, No.6: Myths of the American Indians, Pioneers in the West, Henry Clay (a Freemason) , Robert Morris, Grand Army of the Republic, Brigham Young story, Grant and his Generals, Building of Brooklyn Bridge, Building of Carriages (with many illustrations) . Vol. VIII, No. I contains a fine story about Lafayette; old pictures of early St. Louis will appeal to Missouri readers; the impeachment of Andrew Johnson defends a brother Freemason, and to one interested in antiques we should reco~颅 mend the old daguerrotypes.

Scottish Year Book) 1957: This 224 page volume grows more interesting year by year. In addition to the usual statistical and historical information, it has articles on: obituaries, Scottish Freemasonry in Western Australia, Grand Master Visits South Africa, Lodge Canongate Kilwinning, Legend of Hiram Abiff, Book Reviews, Article by Kipling, Digest of Freemasonry in Sister Grand Lodges (principally Germany), and for about the first time a review of proceedings of American grand lodges. Grand Lodge of the Philippines: We are in receipt of a bound volume of the proceedings of-the Grand Lodge of the Philippines, covering the years


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1946-1954, which we have assigned to a prominent shelf in our office. These were eventful years for that grand lodge because it brings us up to date with matters in the Philippines after the Japanese occupation. Miscellanea: Vol. VI, Part 3, 1956, has reached us; it is issued by the Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees and sent to the membership. L. M. Oglukian, Box 418, Charlotte, N. C. is grand secretary. The material this year seems better than usual-A Study of Ritual; Red Branch of Eri; Order of Heptasophs; Freemasonry in Greece; Breastplate of the High Priest; Tyrian Masonry; Raising of Osiris; Chalk, Charcoal, and Clay; Women in Masonryall go to make up a 60 page pamphlet. The Prince Hall Primer: The well-known colored author, Harry A. Williamson, has rewritten his original volume printed in 1925 and 1946, called the 1956 Revised Edition. The volume of 64 pages contains 265 questions and answers relative to Negro Masonry. The Macoy Co., 35 West 32d St., N. Y., are the publishers. There are five pages of valuable bibliography on the Negro group. History of the Grand Lodge of Delaware: Only a limited edition of this splendid historical volume was printed. Ours is autographed by the author Charles E. Green; it is the official volume of the Grand Lodge of Delaware and printed in the sesquicentennial year. Bro. Green is secretary of the Scottish Rite bodies of Wilmington, Delaware and a member of the Knights of the York Cross of Honour. It has 340 pages, but unfortunately-it is not indexed. Several interesting biographies appear, and there is a fine story of Lafayette who was the first honorary past grand master of that jurisdiction. The volumes are not for sale. They may be consulted in Masonic libraries. Freemasonry and the American Indian: This is a reprint from the material appearing in the 1956 Transactions of the Lodge of Research; it is written by William R. Denslow, business manager of the Royal Arch Mason and is an authoritative study of this attractive subject; the author debunks many of the stories of Indian "Freemasons." It has a 23 page bibliography and index, and carries a foreword by Carl H. Claudy. Price $3.00; write Educational Bureau, General Grand Chapter, Trenton, Mo. Transactions Missow'i Lodge of Research (1956): The 1956 Transactions includes, in addition to the regular business reports of the lodge, a story of "Freemasonry and the American Indian" (see above). Membership in the lodge is $5.00 annually. Members last year received the 1956 Transactions, a bound volume of 276 pages, the Masonic World of 105 pages, reports of the grand master, Masonic Home, and F. C. Barnhill's History of Saline County Freemasonry-more than 500 pages of printed material. Write C. C. Evans, secretary, Trenton, Mo. if interested. History of Freemasonry in Saline County: The Missouri Lodge of Research issued a "bonus book" shortly after the first of the year. It was written by Frank Clinton Barnhill, PGM, and a student of Missouri history. He has done a splendid job in getting together much information concerning the Freemasonry of that area. The story of the old lodge at Arrow Rock opens the story-it was one of our most interesting early lodges, situated on the old Santa Fe Trail. Many illustrations, including some of George C. Bingham's paintings enliven the book. Every lodge member in Saline county should possess a copy of the book, which has been dedicated to Dr. Arthur Mather, former grand secretary and prominent in the Methodist ministry.


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IN THE NEWS FREEMASONRY AND THE FOURTH REPUBLIC

Edmond Taylor, stated to be the French representative of the Reporter, an American publication, writing in that publication May 31, 1956 discusses French Masonry. In a foreword he is careful to say that French Masonry-which is very different from the Masonry we know in our country.

His attack seems to be leveled against the Grand Orient which he declares to be secretive and highly political French form of Freemasonry-the lodges of the Grand Orient branch or sect which the folklore of the French Right pictures as a sinister Camorra whose machinations are responsible for most of France's troubles from the Revolution of 1789 onward.

Among those identified with the movement were Rene Turpin, Roger Labrusse and Jean Mons. Pierre Mendes-France is said to have "some Masonic background or connections." Former Chief Commissioner Jean Dides is said to be a "Grand Orient Mason," who was head of the anti-communist squad of the Paris Prefecture of Police; anti-communist Deputy Jean-Paul David was listed as a member. He mentions our personal friend former Prefect of Police Jean Baylot, friend and employer of Dides the leading figure in the French anti-communist faction and bitter political enemy of Mendes-路 France and Mitterand. Baylot is not only a Mason but the leader of the French anti-communist camp; he had been deputy grand master of the Grand Orient.

Taylor lacks knowledge of the Masonic situation; we quote: The very structure of French Freemasonry fosters confusion. (We agree with this. -Ed.) The two main obediences-the Grand Lodge and the Grand Orient-each include hundreds of local lodges loosely held together by a national governing body, democratically elected. The Grand Lodge which is the closest to Anglo-Saxon Freemasonry, is largely recruited from upper-middle-class Protestants, theoretically eschews politics, and in principle insists that its members recognize the existence of a Deity or Supreme Architect of the Universe. It is estimated today to have between 7,000 and 10,000 members. The Grand Orient-the largest obedience, with from 15,000 to 18,000 members is predominantly atheistic, violently anti-clerical, passionately concerned with politics-at least in its higher echelons..-and generally oriented to the left of center. To a considerable degree the Grand Orient sets the tone for all French Freemasonry. . . . To complicate the picture still further there is a third obedience that plays a minor role in French life-the mixed Order of Human Rights, a fringe-w-oup of Masonry which is the only one to admit women as full lodge members (5-6,000).

Taylor did not know of the National Grand Lodge of France, composed largely of Americans and English speaking peoples. But it has no place in the political life of France-and we might also add fraternal life-for it numbers but 600-800 members. And there is a fourth group of lodges working under the Great Priory of Gaul, a remnant of the old Swedenborgian system, and in which we believe Baylot is interested. It engages in no politics.


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We get this picture of Mendes-France: Before the War, former premier Pierre Mendes-France is reported to have been an active member of a Grand Orient lodge; when the order was reconstituted after the war he did not bother to renew his membership; after becoming premier he manifested his impatience with outmoded Masonic anti-clericalism. . . . Premier Guy l\follct is an active Mason. So is his party colleague Finance Minister Paul Ramadier.

The writer continues: The great present-day stronghold of French Masonry is in the state administration, particularly in the Ministry of Education and in the nationalized industries or agencies like Air France, the national radio system ... the lodges are particularly well represented among the French staff of the various international organizations . . . the head of the Grand Orient, Francis Viaud is chief of the Weights and Measures Division of the Ministry of Commerce. . . . the two great rival police organizations in France, the Paris Prefecture of Police and the Surete Nationale, are traditional strongholds of Freemasonry ... a struggle began around 1950 when Baylot and other leaders of the Grand Orient became concerned about the large number of communists who were applying for membership in their lodges.

Because of Baylot's anti-communist antipathy, it is thought he was deposed as deputy grand master. Incidentally, Baylot's lodge has never given up the use of the Bible. Why did not the Grand Orient change its atheistic line? Like other men, Frenchmen hate to be pushed around.

Taylor sees dark hints of the communists' restoring Freemasonry in the satellite nations and using it to infiltrate and confuse French Masonry.

He concludes: In all fairness I must admit that Baylot is a real Mason; as Prefect of Police, Baylot never missed a chance to have his flies crack the heads of Communist demonstrators, but if a Communist, who was also a lodge brother had walked into Baylot's ofice with a legitimate request, Baylot would have done what he could for him.

And that is our own picture of lean Baylotl

RECENT HAPPENINGS The Grand Lodge of Mississippi recently recognized the United Grand Lodge of Germany-the last American jurisdiction so to do. At the same time they extended recognition to Panama. Louisiana has now recognized both the grand lodges in France-Grand Lodge of France and the Grand Lodge Nationale. Robert B. Anderson has been named by the president as the new secretary of the treasury; he has a fine Masonic record in Texas. Senator Walter F. George of Georgia, died August 4, 1957 at his home in Vienna, Georgia; he had been named by the president to serve on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He was a member of both rites, holding lodge membership in Vienna Lodge No. 524. He was highly regarded by members of both political parties. .


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Missouri Lodge of Research reported on June 30, 1957, a membership of 1,009, making it the largest research lodge in the Western Hemisphere. Its bulletins, transactions, and other publications are proving invaluable tq Ma路 sonic students, and it is gratifying to note how many members are from lodges in other states.

THAT UFE MAGAZINE STORY There has been much criticism of the article on Freemasonry appearing in Life Magazine -for October 8, 1956. We criticized it on several occasions, but we think the criticism of the late Carl H. Claudy is well expressed in an article which he wrote for a Midwest Conference on Education (November 1956): I have been asked to comment on the article in Life magazine for October 8, 1956, which I am sure you have all read. First, its errors. Life sent a researcher to Washington; she spent several hours with me and I gave her a large number of M. S. A. documents. Later Life wrote and asked me for several more, all of which were sent. It was my unexpressed hope, therefore, that Life might send its manuscript, if not to me, at least to some路 one who might okay the correctness of its facts. This, apparently, was not done. As a result there are two minor and one major errors in the story. It speaks of Franklin as joining "Paris Lodge" which would seem to indicate that the lodge was named Paris. It was, of course, the lodge of the Nine Sisters in Paris. Under the picture of Grand Master Nitsch of Pennsylvania in Egyptian Hall in the Philadelphia Temple appears a legend which denominates the three candles as "The Greater Lights." These are the "lesser" errors-and I am not making a play on words! The "greater error" was the flat statement that Washington had made Lafayette a Mason at Valley Forge, which, of course, is without foundation in fact. No one knows where Lafayette was made a Mason. I wrote to Life, sending Bulletins correlative to my corn~ctions of these three mistakes. S.o far I have had no reply. I do not regard any of these errors as of too great importance. The Masonic Press is continually reprinting what are nothing more than "old wives' tales" about the fraternity. One publication makes a misstatement--every other publication promptly copies it. Somehow we live through a barrage of misinformation, including the huge number-usually it is "all of them"-of signers of the Declaration of Independence who were Masons, or "all Washington's generals were Masons." We can probably survive Life'S misinformation about Lafayette and Masonry's "Greater Lights" and even Franklin's "Paris Lodge." Two matters about Life'S publication do seem important enough here to notice. First, the story was respectful, largely factual, its general tone one of admiration. A few years ago its companion publication, Time, had an article on Freemasonry which made fun of it and attempted to "play it down" as largely a matter of puerilities. I had expected something of the kind from Life, since, as we all know, a Catholic influence in the form of the adopted religion of the wife of the publisher may be thought somewhat to influence its editorial policy. But there was no such influence to be seen. Masons have every right to be pleased with the impartial and happy treatment accorded the order in this story. The second matter, however, is one of real regret; that so much attention was given to the "playground" features of Shrine and Grotto,so much devoted to boys', girls' and ladies' organizations, and that the colored chart, even though it put square. compasses and the letter G at the top of the pinnacle, did picture Freemasonry as a fligh t of stairs leading from the third degree to路the Shrine and' 33rd de-


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gree instead of a flight of stairs starting at the top with the Master Mason degree and leading down to the supplementary orders! However, this is now, always has been, and likely always will be the public view. To be a Shriner and a 32nd degree Mason is to be "top dog!" Inasmuch as Life's story was obviously written by non-Masons, perhaps we should not quarrel too much with them, but be happy that instead of being pillorized in ridicule, we are held up to pUblic view as sincere, brotherly and devoted to our principles, our religions and our country. Readers of Life magazine have recently read the issue containing a socalled story of Freemasonry, illustrated by many pictures pretending to show what constitutes the fraternity known as the Freemasons. Only one who has received the Masonic degrees is capable of writing such an article; the author of that article was probably not a Freemason or he"" would not have referred to the three great lights as "the three lesser lights" and there were other allusions which showed a decided lack of Masonic knowledge. And one would have thought that some of the so-called "higher degrees" were an actual component part of the great institution, when in fact they are only the shadow. Yet we are glad that so large and influential a publication has recognized that Freemasonry has a standing among the thinking people of the world, even if it did play up the theatrical rather than dwell on the great charities maintained by the Freemasons. The Shrine, Grotto, DeMolay, Rainbow, and other organizations may be well in their place but by no¡ stretch of the imagination can they be termed Masonic. And this constituted the weakness of the article. The author might well have gone to Europe and there investigated the work of the Craft and there seen the advance made since World War II by our brethren on another continent.

TOLERATION It is most essential that Masonic magazines which claim to be official publications of their grand lodge should be circumspect. An example of this is an article appearing in the Cable-Tow, organ of the Philippine grand lodge. We shall not give the name of the party who wrote the article but he signed himself "33 0 and P.G.M." Heads of national groups in the United States suggested to us that we should enter protest; this we did, addressing it to the grand master-who by the way has never replied. Toleration is one of the fundamental principles on which our Fraternity is founded, and it is because of this that I am writing you relative to an article appearing in the December issue of your splendid magazine, the Cable-Tow. The article is headed "Sincerity." It appears to be a veiled attack on the Knights Templar and other Christian Chivalric Orders, an attack which certainly has no place in the official magazine of a grand lodge, and which I am sure you would not have permitted had. its content been known to you. And I would have been just as concerned about the article had it contained unMasonic sentiments about any other religion. Religious argument has no place in any Masonic periodical; and I am quite certain that no publication o~ the Knights Templar would contain a veiled attack on another's religious belief. To accuse the Knights Templar of being "insincere, discriminatory, and leads to hatred of all other creeds inside and outside our own sacred walls" is a 'fine exâ&#x20AC;˘ The "he" proved to be. a "she."


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ample of intolerance, when you know that Templary teaches the great doctrine of Love of Fellow-man. It is a fine idea for Christians to gather under one banner in an organization whose foundation is a lodge of Master Masons. . . . Our distinguished brother should know that in its original form Freemasonry was a Christian organization, but changed into a universal society by such men as Dr. James Anderson (a Christian) , and Dr. Desagulier and others. Does our Past Grand Master know that in many sections of the world the Scottish Rite, of which he is a 33 member, restricts its membership to those of Christian faith, and that one of the largest jurisdictions, until a few years ago, had similar restrictions? Toleration is a great virtue, but too many people want it for themselves and are not willing to give it to their neighbors. There are too many things in the world for Freemasonry to wage war against without fighting among themselves! 0

AMONG THE ANTI-MASONS KNIGHTS PROTEST

News dispatches in December, 1956 report the protest of the Knights of Columbus against a proposed visit by Marshal Tito to the United States. The information bore a New Haven, Connecticut date line: (AP) Luke E. Hart, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, protested today to President Eisenhower against a reported administration plan to invite Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia to the United States. He sent a telegram: Nothing else your administration might do would be so disappointing or would so grievously offend our more than 30 million Catholics, and a larger proportion of others. Hart urged Catholic organizations to engage in a propaganda crusade and forward letters of protest to Eisenhower and Dulles. Our friend Hart might also protest the treatment that Freemasons and protestants receive in France and Colombia which is most offensive to 5,000,000 Freemasons and some 150,000 others. As to the 30,000,000 Catholics--as the Scotch say "we av our doots." After all we should think that the administration have more, and better, ideas of what should be done than has Sir Luke. If Tito's visit would add to peace in the world, let's give it a try. Knights of Columbus in politics? We have never thought otherwise, but the protest bears evidence of some "higherup" thinkingl FREEMASONRY? MYTH OR MENACE

This is the heading of the lead article in the May-June issue of the Catholic Mind published by America a Catholic publication whose "nine Jesuit editors provide you with a consulting staff, etc." The writer (Rev. Rumble) asks: What goes on in Masonic lodges? And, above all, what is being hatched within its hidden and higher councils? The scope for imaginative speculation is obvious; and unconscious prejudices know no limit once suspicion gets to work on a mass of unverifiable rumors. The result is the creation of myths to which reality is easily attributable, and which are often taken very seriously indeed. . . . We


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Catholics have to be on our guard in our explanation of the reasons for the Catholic condemnation of Freemasonry. To overstate our case can defeat our purposes, easily giving rise to the impression that we really have no case at all. We must not try to prove too much. The author continues to "Ramble": A denunciation of Masonry in one locality brings the charge of mendacity from Freemasons elsewhere who indignantly deny that they have ever maintained such an outlook. Then he attempts to distinguish between Anglo-Saxon Freemasonry and its Latin-American sister. For this reason, not much impression is made on members of English-speaking lodges, which insist on belief in God and loyalty to the state ... in Latin American countries with its atheistic, anti-clerical nature and its political machinations. Who have greater political machinations in Latin-American countries? The writer quotes from the "Lord Palmerston Myth" and very honestly states that there is "nothing like reliable documentary evidence for such extravagant asscrtations" but that seventy years ago these statements enjoyed widespread popularity. He also admits that "at times Mr. Arthur Preuss seemed to manifest similar tendencies." He finds that there is nothing to "Masonic solidarity," a thing which all Freemasons have known for ages, although the Church has attributed it to us. And he does not agree with many church writers; who see a connection of communism with Freemasonry. Naturally, he attacks the Grand Orient of France, which no legitimate Freemasonry now recognizes and which is out of step with the Masonic world. But he repeats the assertion that Freemasonry is an "oath bound organization," and that the fraternity is opposed to Christianity; all of which Freemasons know to be rubbish. His conclusion: No reasonably well informed Catholic could possibly be in good faith were he to seek membership in the Masonic lodge. WHY DOES CATHOLIC CHURCH OPPOSE?

From the "Question Box" appearing in a Catholic periodical, we clip the following: Why does the Catholic Church forbid its members to join the Masons?-N. D. The Catholic Church forbids its members to join the Masons for a number of reasons. The principal reason is that Masonry has the character of a religious sect, with its own religious symbolism, derived from the Old Testament, and its own ritual. Masonry maintains that it is the highest form of religion. A Catholic, therefore, is automatically debarred from Masonry just as he is from Methodism or any other religious sect. Historically, Masonry has identified itself as a social and often as a political body whose aims are, both in theory and in practice, hostile to the rights of the Catholic Church. The history of Masonry from its beginning in the eighteenth century has revealed it to be the outstanding proponent of secularism as opposed to the authority and organization of the Church. Many of the severest persecutions the Church has suffered in modern times have come from Masonic sources, as in France, Spain and Latin America.


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Just who ever heard of Masonic persecution in France, Spain, and Latin America-it is just the other way around. As to persecution, investigate the manner in which Protestants and Freemasons arc treated in Colombia-or in Spainl A glimpse at many Masonic journals in the United States leaves no doubt but that Masonry is opposed to the principle of Catholic schools, and while different national branches of Masonry may disclaim each other, their mutual repudiation fails to do away with the fact that they are all animated with the same philosophy of life and program of activity. The Church objects to the secrecy of the Masons, merely because the pledge of absolute secrecy to an organization argues the supremacy of that organization even above the moral jurisdiction of 'the Church itself. Secrets, as such, need not be told in confession; but unless the secrets of an organization are not at least subject to necessary, official scrutiny, they carry the threat of opposition. CAN A CATHOLIC WIN?

Time) a national publication, in its August, 1956 issue, has an article on "Can a Catholic Win?" intimating that in the very near future the religious issue, will, be again brought to the fore. It says: Ever since the mournful 1928 presidential election showing of Al Smith (87 for Smith-444 for Hoover) , the democratic party has generally accepted as political gospel this proposition: a Roman Catholic is a fatal liability on a national ticket and is therefore not to be considered. But in the late preconvention season of 1956, two Catholics-Massachusetts Senator John Kennedy and New York mayor, Robert Wagner-rank high among Democratic vice-presidential possibilities. One reason: a confidential survey now in the hands of selected leaders-Harriman Adviser DeSapio and Stevenson manager Finnegan (both Catholics). "BAN" BILLY GRAHAM

This is the heading of an AP news dispatch of June 13, 1957. The article continues: "Catholics warned against attending services." This appears to be only one of several "warnings"-but we note the Graham Crusade has gone right on. In its later stages we note that on Channel V, there recently appeared a "Blue Army Crusade" which is apparently an attempt to counteract the Graham meetings. We know of no instance in which protestants have been warned against attending meetings of any group which is denominated as Jewish or Catholic. Tolerance is for the protestant. WHAT? A K. OF

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The Register) a Catholic publication issued in Denver, Colo., in its issue of January 27, 1957 said: Stamp may honor K. of C. Sen. Chas. E. Potter of l\Hchigan introduced a bill to provide for a three cent postage stamp to mark the 75th anniversary of the Knights of Columbus. . . . Rep. Clifford Davis of Tennessee introduced the proposal in the House, and support was offered by Rep. Anton N. Sadiak of Connecticut. The K. ,of C. were founded in New Haven, Conn., March 29, 1882.

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visit the U. S. When organizations engage in politics their future is questionable. Politics and religion have no place in fraternal societies. "MASONRY IN THE LIGHT OF THE BIBLE"

If the Lutherans (Missouri Synod) delight in doing away with the brotherhood of man, they should get considerable pleasure out of a pamphlet which they print and distribute under the above heading. "Extensive Research" was made into Masonic literature by the Rev. Paul Boehne and Chaplain Delvin Ressel to produce a 26 page pamphlet which attempts to distort the meaning of the scriptures as antagonistic to our fraternity. Much play is had on the word "religion," and the "religious character" of Freemasonry. Webster says "Religion is an awareness of the conviction of the existence of a Supreme Being, arousing reverence, love, gratitude, the will to obey and serve, and the like." If being "aware of the conviction of the existence of a Supreme Being, arousing reverence, love and gratitude" is a sin-then all Freemasons are sinners! The pamphlet finds fault with our calling our meeting places "temples" inferring that it is a place of worship-not so; our symbolism is built around the Solomonic temple and the reference is to our lodge room which we are told "in a symbolic sense is a representation of King Solomon's temple." And they object to the use of a Masonic "altar," not knowing that a Masonic altar is not a place, or object, of worship, but merely a place upon which to lay God's Holy Word. And we have a chaplainl Do our friends object to a chaplain who prays at the opening of our legislative bodies with prayer? The design of Masonic teaching is to point out to its members their relationship to God and mankind and to reveal to them the ultimate destiny of the soul.

Is there any evil about such a "design"? We apologize to our readers for mentioning the organization which issues such diatribes against our fraternity; unfortunately, it is a Missouri organization. Their money spent for anti-Masonic propaganda might be better expended in bringing the brotherhood of man, rather than stirring up enmity and animosity amongst men.

ffiREGULAR AND CLANDESTINE Publication of the pamphlet on "Regular, Irregular and Clandestine Grand Lodges" has brought forth several reactions. From the Summer Bulletin of the Prince Hall Supreme Council A.A.S.R. we extract comment as to the attitude of the colored Freemason: The facts revealed by the report are amazing. The Prince Hall leadership was well aware of the spread of bogus Masonic organizations among the negro popUlation of the U. S. but never dreamed that the growth of the same in the last ten years had been so rapid and as extensive as the investigation shows. . . . Fortunately, the Prince Hall grand masters through their conference are doing something about it. It is appropriate that they should take the lead. Under the guidance of Grand Master Amos T. Hall of Oklahoma, well considered plans are being made for an all-out fight against these irregular outfits. Until the present


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the fight has been left to the initiative of individual Masonic bodies. The result has been sporadic lawsuits poorly prepared and as poorly tried. Now it is proposed to prepare a unified and well-directed attack. A central bureau will be set up where source material and pertinent data necessary to successful lawsuits will be available, along with a competent and experienced counseling service. Litigation, however, is not the only answer ... a fundamental canon of legitimate Masonry forbids solicitation . . . frequently intelligent and worthy men join clandestine bodies because of this ignorance ... there is but one cure-unmerciful publicity which will spot and expose these illegitimate outfits wherever found . . . . Masonic degree peddling among colored men is going to become less lucrative and a more risky business.

From which it appears that clandestine groups are to have some rough sledding among the colored folks. Bro. Edmund Sadowski calls our attention to Eureka Military Lodge No. 21 formed in Columbus, New Mexico, several years ago; it worked under a grand lodge in Colorado? And a correspondent in Chicago gives us the following unusual item: I am informed, without confirmation that a Co-Masonic lodge has been renting, by deception, a lodge hall for their meetings, without the Masonic lodge being any the wiser. No other particulars but I am informed it has been going on for a long time.

The seat of Co-Masonry in this country appears to be at Larkspur, Colo., where their advertising states "it owns 500 acres of land, a large office building, and seven cottages." There must be money in the "co-masonry business." We have information which would lead us to believe 500 lodges are now in operation. Advertising material refers to it as The International Order of Co-Masomy-American Federation of Human Rights. There is a record of a negro regimental, lodge, attached to the 5~th Massachusetts Volunteer militia at Ft. Wagner (New York?), but this is several years ago and the lodge is probably non-existent. In 1920, the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in Missouri listed the following military lodges: Malta Military Lodge No. 138, Fort Huachuca, Arizona Tyre Military Lodge No. 143, Columbus, New Mexico Joppa Military Camp Lodge No. 150, Stotsenberg Camp, Pampanga, Philippines.

There are apparently two "Silver Square Military Lodges," one numbered "55" and located at Ft. Dix, N. j., while "No. 791" is an overseas lodge working under a North Carolina group. Of the latter group, Sgt. Frank Wiggins is listed as secretary. It is probably in German territory. Prince Hall Freemasons are trying to clean-up the clandestine Masonry that in recent years has taken on a certain amount of prosperity (?) for the organizers. We read in Kansas City, Kansas where the Prince Hall grand lodge won a legal victory when four members of the Scottish Rite body were convicted on charges of wearing illegally the emblems of the P. H. group . . . the prosecution based its case on a law passed in Kansas in 1853 which requires lodges to register with the secretary of state and forbids them insignia which has not been used for 25 years or more.

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ferson County to bar another organization using the words "Free and Accepted Masons," The complaint asked $25,000 damages, and seeks to halt the use of the word "Masonic" by a group which called itself "The International Free and Accepted Modern Masons," PRINCE HALL GROUP WINS SUIT

Organized effort among the grand lodges of Prince Hall (colored) affiliation appears to be doing the job. We have a copy of a decree issued by Judge Lempe, June 25, 1957, in the Jefferson County (Ky.) Circuit Court, Chancery Branch, Second Division, Case 23534: Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons of Kentucky Plaintiff

vs. International Free & Accepted, Modern Masons Defendant

It appears from the evidence that the "International Moderns" is a Delaware corporation. The judge said that he was not, in this case, governed by the historical facts presented, but "by the Kentucky history." The defendant appeared to be William V. Banks, who has a record for establishing these irregular groups. The judge quoted several decisions in similar cases, especially a case in Georgia, where the Prince HaIlers sued the "Supreme Grand Lodge Modern Free & Accepted Masons of the World and International Free & Accepted Modern Masons" in which case the court ruled that "the adoption of the infringing words as a part of defendant's name was done with intent to deceive and defraud." The judge then ruled for the plaintiff and Banks and his Internationals have no place in Kentucky. Where will Banks go next? WHAT A SITUATION?

Some amusing things happen. This one in West Virginia. At the outbreak of the War, or shortly thereafter, the governor of the state of West Virginia asked all organizations to postpone their annual meetings in order not to interfere with war work; in compliance with the order, Alfred Goodwyn, grand master (colored) ordered cancellation of the 1917 session. A rival for the position of grand master proceeded to vent his spleen accusing the grand master of abusing his authority. But this same individual had in 1912, while holding the position of grand master, called off the annual meeting of grand lodge because it would have interfered with his attendance at the Republican National Convention in Chicago--and he was a delegate. Thus one could suspend the meetings of grand lodge for political reasons, but objected to another grand master suspending grand lodge for the welfare of his country and at the request of the governor of the state. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (SIC)

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ton as "Sovereign Grand Master" who noted that copies had been mailed to the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts at the Statler Building (not the G. L. address), to John H. Cowles, Washington, D. C., to the Grand Orient of Haiti, and to the United Grand Lodge of England; it appears to be an attempt to bolster the legitimacy of a Most Worshipful Sovereign Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons for the United States of America and jurisdiction belonging thereunto. Houston craves publicity; he has addressed letters to the Masonic Service Association and other groups and is quite put out that no replies have been received. The "Declaration" which he sends out says: Know ye, that the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Cuba, in grand communication in the City of Santiago, Cuba, on the 18th of May, 1902, granted a charter for Harmony Lodge No.7, at Grand Rapids, Michigan. . The "Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M. of South Africa," on the 9th of July, 1902, meeting in the City of Graham Town, South Africa, granted a charter for St. Mary's Lodge No.9 at Ann Arbor, Mich. The Most Worshipful G. L. A. F. & A. M. for San Domingo on the 17th of May, 1902 granted a charter for Keystone Lodge No.8 at Ypsilanti, Mich.

Just why three separate jurisdictions should grant charters with the consecutive numbers "7, 8, and 9" looks somewhat "screwy," but not nearly so much so as the three grand lodges from which the charters are said to have been secured. There is no legitimate G. L. of South Africa. The author then quotes the doctrine of American jurisdiction: Three regularly chartered lodges existing in any state or territory have the right to establish a grand lodge therein. Such grand lodge, when lawfully organized, has sole, absolute, and exclusive jurisdiction over the three degrees of craft Masonry . . . no other grand lodge can lawfully interfere . . . and can neither establish lodges, etc....

Knowing that there had been established in Michigan a grand lodge, we cannot understand how Houston's argument as to the legitimacy of his grand lodge would stand up. He tells of the formation of the Sovereign Grand Lodge instituted in Richmond, Va., June 15, 16, 17, 1905 by Miquel A. Roman, Grand Master of San Domingo, and Quintine Bandera, Grand Master of Cuba. The Masonic Institution of the Universe (?) was notified of such Masonic transactions. The Grand Orient of Haiti, in the City of Port Au Prince, Haiti, on March 21, 1920 granted three charters as follows: Keystone Lodge No.3, Detroit, Mich. Emerald Lodge No.2, Battle Creek, Mich. Climax Lodge No.8, Jackson, Mich.

And finally, this: Therefore, whereas, certain elements in this great RepUblic has failed to adjust themselves to the position of the M. W. Sovereign Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of these U. S. and jurisdiction belonging thereunto. It is imperative that this Grand Body will again state to the Brethren, the Masonic Authority of this Grand Body. Therefore, be it resolved, that the aforesaid jurisdiction of the G. L. of the U. S., will be restated, reaffirmed, and again declared, and such articles of this


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Declaration be signed by the G. L. officers and sent to the several Masonic jurisdictions of the World. Therefore, We, the Most Worshipful Sovereign Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons for these United States of America and jurisdiction belonging thereunto, do hereby restate, reaffirm and again declare OUR Masonic Territorial Jurisdiction over these United States and jurisdiction belonging thereunto.

And to testify to the authenticity, it is signed by the Sovereign and all the Vice Sovereigns as well as officers of less sovereignty! WHAT IS THIS?

The Chicago telephone directory has a listing: A. F. & A. M. of III (inois)

5444 S. Wentworth.

KANSAS PRINCE HALL WINS SUIT

The Prince Hall Grand Lodge (colored) won a suit in district court in Kansas City, Kansas against four members of a Scottish Rite group who were convicted on charges of illegally wearing insignia belonging to the P. H. group. The suit was brought under a law (1875) which forbids the wearing of insignia which had not been used for 25 years or more. KENTUCK Y FIGHTS BOGUS GROUP

To the Prince Hall group goes the credit for attempting to destroy bogus groups in Kentucky, where a suit was brought for $25,000 against the International Free and Accepted Modern Masons. The complainants stated that during the past three years the defendants had acquired hundreds of members and falsely claim to be incorporated in Michigan, where a charter had been issued in 1950 but later revoked. AND THIS IN MISSOURI

A Kansas City brother who may prefer to be unknown sends us this clipping from the K. C. Star of July 14, 1957 announcing: "Lodge Units LeaseSpace at 27th and Prospect Is Involved"; the article says: Tenants will be the N (M?) W. St. Mark grand lodge of the Ararat Temple and the Olive Leaf grand chapter Order of the Eastern Star.

The Buffalo Evening News of June 8, 1955 published announcement of Prince Hall Scottish Rite Group Sets Date for Convention Here.

All of which prompted the regular Prince Hallians to issue a denial of the legitimacy of the S. R. group. A notice sent out later, said: This group is not and never has been a part of the Prince Hall Masonic family. . . . There is no national body of Prince Hall Masons in the United States.

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SOME CLANDESTINE GROUPS

Several years ago a Eureka Military Lodge No. 21, formed by a Prince Hall group in Colorado, was located at Columbus, N. Mex. The clandestine group in Colorado is still working; the story is that there was a negro regiment just outside Colorado Springs and some of the group who claimed Masonic membership conceived the idea of forming a grand lodge. They visited the office of the secretary of state, who through ignorance or otherwise (he is said to be a Freemason), issued articles of incorporation to a St. Paul's A. F. & A. M. Scottish Rite Grand Lodge. This is not the same case as the Ivanhoe case reported by us sometime ago. That case is still in court; opportunity for compromise has been made by allowing the incorporation papers to be canceled and to reincorporate under another name. The grand lodge has expended $2,500 in the case. With a governor who is Roman Catholic and "some Scottish Rite Masons who don't even know the fundamentals of Freemasonry, the thing is a mess"-at least so says a prominent Colorado brother. WHAT? QUEEN OF SHEBA?

A Chicago newspaper (The Defender) tells in its October 6, 1956 columns, of a new organization: The grand officers and members of Queen of Sheba grand chapter, OES, affiliated with St. James grand lodge A. F. & A. M., state of Illinois grand lodge met Thursday for a convention discussion and to further the educational and youth program. The name of the grand master is given as Clinton H. Cole.

GRAND ORIENT OF BRAZIL In a desire to wedge their way into legitimate Freemasonry, the Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Brazil attended a Masonic Conference in The Hague recently and proceeded to inform all the Masonic powers of the fact in a cablegram to his grand lodge. The translation of the telegram was substantially as follows: Grand Orient of Brazil represented by its delegation; was object of great homage and honors by Masons and grand masters present at international congress and highest leaders of European grand lodges. Grand master of Brazil received as of equal status to other grand masters present. He actively participated in the discussions, explaining the activities of the Grand Orient of Brazil and proposing an amendment on realization (?) of international congresses. Congress of European representatives emphasized the necessity of Masonic unity in every country with one sole national sovereignty, and indicated that the Grand Orient of Brazil was the greatest and oldest symbolic power in South America, sole and regularly established in Brazil with sovereignty jurisdiction and national representation (?). Arranged recognition of Grand Lodge of Luxembourg with which we had as yet no relations; exchanged representatives. All grand lodges and grand orients represented at congress. Can affirm that our delegation obtained complete and absolute success in its mission. On 30th will go on invitation of United Grand Lodge of England to London and if possible will accept invitations from friendly powers in Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland as done with Germany.


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Masonic Brazilian family to be complimented for consolidation of the prestige of the Grand Orient and reaffirmation of its regular sovereignty over symbolism. Brotherly greetings. Cyro Werneck Souza e Silva. A Brazilian brother writes us: I can tell you that Cyro, in spite of his success (?) abroad is about to have a lot of troubles on his return due to the fact that he has continued his grand mastership another year by a simple decree-and there is a volcano boiling under his feet!

If these European conferences continue to accept such irregular groups on "equal status," it may destroy unity on the continent. The unfortunate thing for Freemasonry is that the Grand Orient is recognized by England, a thing which occurred many years ago and from which, as did Laocoon, it is hard to be freed.

PRINCE HALL PLANS ATTACK One of the best jobs that is being done to destroy bogus Freemasonry is that of the Prince Hall groups. Evidence of that is contained in an article written by the grand master of Illinois (Prince Hall group). While the Caucasian groups may not recognize the Prince HaIlers, nevertheless every assistance will be given them in their fight against individuals who seek to capitalize on their Freemasonry. From time to time the continuing fight against bogus Masonry is discussed in our meetings. Unprincipled racketeers have discovered that the devotion of our people to Religion and their deep interest in Fraternal Organizations are golden opportunities for fraudulent operations. Experience has shown that where litigation is resorted to our bodies are at times at a disadvantage because even able counsel employed to prosecute these actions do not have the background of adequate knowledge of the historical facts supporting the legitimacy of Prince Hall Masonry nor the know-how to frame the decisive issues necessary for an excellent and successful job. There are certain things to be considered before the question of to sue or not to sue is determined. First, make sure that you have not slept on your rights and therefore be confronted with the defense of what is called laches. Second, get a good lawyer who knows what to do. The bogus bodies have money at stake and will always go to the limit to employ a good lawyer who is able and competent. Third, the preparation should always include securing witnesses of outstanding knowledge of Prince Hall Masonic History and Masonic Jurisprudence, who may testify as experts. The time is at hand when we must take drastic action against the racketeers. The duty to do so is owed no less to the Craft than to the innocent dupes whom they swindle. The Conference of Prince Hall Grand Masters meeting at S1. Paul have decided upon concerted action and are going to attack this problem with determination and intelligence. Every Jurisdiction will be given assistance in preparing for this effort.

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. -the greatest single memorial ever erected to one man. On February 22, 1957, his birthday, the second of the Washington murals was dedicated. . It has as title: George Washington and Brethren in Saint John's Day Observance . .. Christ Church, Philadelphia . .. 28 December 1778. The mural shows officers of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania officiating, and in size is 47 feet long by 18 feet high, a companion piece to the other great mural . which shows Washington laying the cornerstone of the national capitol building. The funds for this mural were provided by the Grand Lodge of California, and their grand master, Brother L. Harold Anderson made the presentation. , It represents the Masonic procession as it enters the church, led by Grand Master William Ball, a cousin of George Washington; next 'follows Washington in the uniform of Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Grand Secretary Coats carries the Bible, followed by Masters and Past Masters of lodges. One of the standard bearers holds Washington's personal Hag. On the left side, in the aisle, are sufferers from the British Occupation, nurse with orphans, escorted by members of the Ladies' committee; in the pews and galleries are relatives, friends, and spectators. In this same church, in 1931, the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania held commemorative services-their 200th year. The following story has been issued explaining this particular service: During the following year the British troops evacuated Philadelphia, and the campaign of 1778 closed with the contending armies in nearly the same position as they were in the summer of 1776. In the latter part of December, Washington visited Philadelphia, where Congress was in session; and while there, the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania celebrated the festival of St. John the Evangelist. Washington was present on the occasion, and was honored with the chief place in the procession, being supported on his right by the Grand Master, William Ball, and on his left by the Deputy Grand Master, John Wood. More than three hundred brethren joined in this procession. They met at nine o'clock, at the college, and being properly clothed, the officers in the jewels of their office, and other badges of their dignity, the procession moved at eleven o'clock, and proceeded' to Christ Church, where ;1 Masonic sermon, for the benefit of the poor, was preached by the Rev. Bro. William Smith; D.D., Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. In it he beautifully alluded' to Washington, who was present, as the Cincinnatus of America; saying also, "Such, too, if we divine aright, will futUre ages pronounce the character of a â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘. ; but you all anticipate me in a name, which delicacy forbids me on this occasion to mention. Honored with his presence as a Brother, you will seek to derive virtue from his example:' Great poverty and distress had been occasioned in Philadelphia by the British troops during their occupancy of the city, and in accordance with Masonic custom, a call was made on the fraternity in this sermon for the relief of those in distress. Havi'Iig eloquently presented the duty of charity, the Rev. Brother closed his discourse by saying: ' "But I will detain you no longer, brethren I you all pant to have a foretaste of the' joy of angels, by calling into exercise this heavenly virtue of charity, whereby you will give glory to the Thrice Blessed Three, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, one God over all:' ' At the word "glory," the brethren rose together; and in reverential posture, on pronouncing the names of the Triune God, acco~panied the same by a correspo~d-


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MURAL: Washington Attends St. John's Day Service in Christ Cht This is the second of the great murals painted by Allyn Cox for the ~ Va. It faces another mural-the layin ing repetition of the ancient sign or symbol of Divine homage and obeisance, concluding with the following response, "Amenl So let it ever bel" More than four hundred pounds were immediately collected for the relief of the poor, and the Grand路 Lodge of Pennsylv,mia was made, on the occasion, the almoner of Washington's bounty. This sermon of Dr. Smith was published soon after, by direction of the grand lodge, and the profits arising ftom Its sale were also given to the poor. The pamphlet was prefaced with the following dedication to Washington: "To his Excellency, George Washington, Esq., general and commander-inchief of the armies of the United States of North. America-the friend of his country and mankind, ambitious of no higher title, if higher were possible -the following sermon, honored with his presence when delivered, is dedicated in testimony of the sincerest brother affection and esteem of his merit. "by order of the Brethren, "John Coats, "Grand Secretary, protem," GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL

The forty-seventh annual convention of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association was held in Alexandria, Va., February 22, 1957, and was well attended. The official proceedings list the following from Missouri grand bodies:


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tideZphia 1778; dedicated Feb. 22, 1957, National Masonic Mem01'iaZ. of the Washington Masonic National Memorial Building in Alexandria, C01'1Jerstone of the National Capitol. Harold M. Jayne, G.M.; Frank P. Briggs, D.G.M.; Bruce H. Hunt, G.S.D.; Harold L. Reader, G. Secy.; Fredon K. Hadley, G. Leet.; Ray V. Denslow, P.G.M.; R. ¡P. DorriS (Grand Council); Edwin Knudsen (Grand Council) â&#x20AC;˘

Among the foreign jurisdictions represented were: Canada, Brazil, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala, Iceland, Mexico (York, Coahuila), Philippines. The Royal Arch Room had been completed, and was dedicated that afternoon; work was continuing on the Knights Templar chapel (now completed), which completes the furnishing of all the tower rooms. The second elevator, which, according to contract was to have been completed by January I, 1957; was not'ready due to failure to receive parts. The Cryptic room was expected to be completed by August 31, 1957; it will be one of the most novel and interesting of all the rooms, utilizing black light in its murals, the work being done by Allyn Cox who has done all of the murals in the building thus far. The two murals in the main hall have now been completed; they are paid for by the grand lodge of California; the second mural is even more colorful .than the first; it depicts Washington attending Christ Church in Philadelphia where a Masonic service was held in December 1778. The mural is 18 feet high and 46 feet long. These murals cost 26,000. To date the Memorial building has cost $6,470,716, almost $5,000,000 of


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which has been on the building itself. The association has liquid assets of $908,549. most 6f which is in Treasury Bonds. During the meeting $131,924 was received and divided about 50-50 between. the building and endowment funds. Clifford D. Jory, PGM of Iowa, remains president of the Association. Other officers are: Dewey H. Hesse (Mich.), vice president Bert S. Lee (Mo.), deceased. 2d vice-president C. Vernon Eddy (Va.), 3d vice-president Thos. E. Doss (Tenn.). 4th vice-president Reginald Goldsmith (N. H.), 5th vice-president Fred F. Schondau (Va.), secretary-treasurer. New directors: James J. Harbage (Ohio) Alpheus E. Orton (Ky.) lloyd E. Wilson (Calif.) Lee Lockwood (Texas) Ray E. Cummins (Minn.) Stewart E. Perry (Wash.) Claude E. Young (Kans.).

HAPPENINGS IN DOLMA Elements in Bolivia are attempting to change the constitution of that coun-

try so as to preclude the formation, or .existence, of secret societies, such as the Masonic fraternity. The brethren of the Grand Lodge of Bolivia have prepared a paper, or petition which they have presented to their Congress; it reads in part: To the Honorable Constitutional Assembly: Rafael Indaburu Gonzales. Arturo Tejerina Mendieta y Alfredo Pelaez Diez de Medina, representing the Masonic Fraternity in Bolivia. present the following statements to you respectfully: For your information we present tq your honorable assembly petition about matters not in accord with the 6th article of the political constitution ... which prohibits the existence of Freemasonry and does not permit its members to function pUblicly. The Masonic institution in Bolivia has existed from the beginning; it is an institution of peace. and a school for moral perfection. based on the study of scientific philosophy and the observance of natural phenomena. It has as its watchwords, those of the French Revolution-Liberty. Equality. and Fraternity. Its objectives are the practices of Truth in all its values for the promotion of material and moral progress for the entire world, for the intellectual perfection and improvement of humanity. The secret of its survival during the centuries resides in its tolerance, that is, in the respect and opinions and personal conscience. Fortunately. through this principle, individuals of distinct creeds. political and religious, and of different nationalities. are 'able to unite and practice fraternity. and to combat fanaticism. . . . We cite. in proof of our claim, the statement of the valiant and true judgment of the ex-president of the RepUblic, Dr. Victor Paz Estensore, who said: 'No one is,able to estimate the strength. the regard which Freemasonry has for the elevation of those ends which we seek. for the greater spiritUal and material power . . . in those times of stress and trouble than the voice and vigor ... marching always towards true progress.


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American independence has been accomplished through the 'cooperation given by 'Freemasonry and the Freemasons; bere are the heroic names of Gen. Don Francisco de Miranda, el Libertador Simon Bolivar, el Marsical Antonio Jose de Sucre (y los Generales), Higgins y San Martin. Among the men, representative of the last generation in Bolivia are ex-presidents of the Republic: German Busch y Gualberto Villareal. . . . in all the nations of the world where democracy exists, Freemasonry exists without any interference; only in those countries in which there exist no individual guarantees of freedom ... Freemasonry has been proscribed, such as the communistic countries and Spain. The Constitution goes on to state: All persons have the right of liberty of thought, of conscience, and 'of religion; that right includes the lIberty to practice the religion of belief. . . Article 19 says: Each individual has the right of liberty of opinion and expression; that right includes (the theory) that he will not be molested because of his opinions." Finally, we are permitted to invoke Article 20 which says: Every person has the right of liberty of meeting in the reunion of (Peaceful) association. Attention is called to the situation of Freemasonry in North America, Brazil, Cuba. Guatemala, Costa Rica where Freemasonry exists without molestation. Then the p~tition goes on to ask for the guarantees of the constitution. It is dated Nov. 20, 1956; copies have been mailed to grand lodges.

WHAT ABOUT HUNGARY? We are frequently asked about Masonic conditions in Hungary and the condition of our Hungarian Freemasons., While the country is some 90 per cent Catholic, as are the majority of the refugees to this' country, yet there is a large number who are either Masonic, or of Masonic families. One of our correspondents in Austria "'-Tites us on March 15: This situation in Hungary has been a "nightmare" in more ways than one. We here in Vienna, have had ,the full brunt of the problem. The border is only some lIO miles southeast of Vienna. Let me add, that the country of Austria, the city of Vienna in particular, and the Masonic brethren, in every way possible, have just outdone themselves in response to this sad situation in Hungary. My admiration for these brethren knows no bounds. The Masonic ties between the brethren in Vienna and the brethren in Hungary are particularly dose, due to the historic fact that long years ago, when Freemasonry was. forbidden in Austria, it was flourishing in Hungary, and it was with the aid of the Hungarian brothers. that it was possible for brothers in Vienna to organize the so-called "border-lodges," whereby Freemasonry was preserved, and later reintroduced into Austria. . The brethren certainly appreciate the money which has been sent by your Masonic Service Association and others. In New York, our Hungarian brethren, under the chairmanship of Arthur Keil, are doing a wonderful work for these refugees. If any Masonic body wishes to contribute to such funds, we shall be glad to ref~r them to the proper contact.

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which is the capital city of the state of Coahuila; the date was December 12-16, 1956, and the sessions were well attended. Only three of the 21 Mexican grand路 lodges had no representation. The city of Torreon is one of the best laid out cities in all Mexico for it is a comparatively recent city so far as Mexican cities go; consequently it is mark.ed by wider streets than usually found in Mexico. Some of its main throughfares are ~nequalled, and the hotels are above average. The hotel Rio Nazas is most modernistic and its prices reasonable.

GROUP AT MEXICAN CONFERENCE OF GRAND MASTERS

(From l. to r.: Hinojosa (Tamaulipas); Denslow (Mo.); Marcano (Puerto Rico); Maldonado (Valle de Mexico); Bertrand, Garcia (Mexico). As is the custom, the grand lodge in which the meeting is held is the host; in this instance it was the grand lodge, "Benito Juarez," one of the best of the Mexicap group, not only in size but in influence. Aristotles Garcia, grand master presided; one of his most active l\ssistants was Juan Pablo Garcia. The sessions were hel!! in the lodge hall which was very commodious. The sessions were largely night sessions and many problems of particular interest were brought to the attention of the Congress. One of these problems concerned the situation in Bolivia where an attempt has been made to abolish the fraternity through constitutional act; quite naturally, our Mexican brethren were concerned for they have always been confronted with a similar situation. It was thought that the situation in Guatemala might be one for general discussion, but if it was we missed it. Representatives of both groups in Guatemala were present-Dr. Federico Cordona of the regular group and the grand commander and secretary general of the Scottish Rite, who head the irregulars (government formed grand lodge). Cuba was represented by its grand master, Dr. Pineiro; Puerto Rico by its grand master, Hipolito Marcano and grand secretary Jose Bloise; from the


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United States as observers were Harry W. Bundy (Colo.), William Burris (Texas) and Ray V. Denslow (Missouri). The Valle de Mexico-York controversy did not appear in public discussion; while representatives from Valle de Mexico, including grand master, Eugenio Maldonado, were present, York was not represented, not being members of the Confederacion. Walter S. Turnpaugh, PGM of York grand lodge was present as an observer only. The Mexican grand lodges undoubtedly have some basis for their contention as to York's presence in Mexico, but not sufficient to justify dissension. It is hoped that wise heads in each group may work out a happy solution to this disturbing problem. While we were in Torreon it was our privilege to visit the medical dispensary which is operated by the grand lodge "Benito Juarez" in rooms adjoining the grand lodge building, Calle Ildefonso Fuentes 317 Sur, Torreon, Coahuila. While not large, we were informed that some twenty-five cases were handled daily, being restricted to women and children. This seems to be the policy of most of the larger Mexican grand lodges and should counteract the antagonism of some of our brethren who question, at times, the activities of our brethren on the south. After all it is the practice of Masonic ideals which count-not the profession.

IN SOUTH 路AFRICA Many Freemasons may wonder why there is no grand lodge in Africa which is recognized generally. It is true there are grand lodges in Egypt-but they are not a part of the international picture. The reason may be that there are too many grand lodges in Continental Europe with subordinates in Africa and with very little chance for union. Again most of these grand lodges have formed District or Provincial Lodges which accomplish the same purpose. Undoubtedly the day will come when there will be grand lodges in Africa-only Time will tell. The Grand Lodge of the Netherlands was first in the South African field, followed later by Ireland, England, and Scotland; lodges still exist there under charters from those grand lodges, but today the English compose the strongest of the groups and are quite generally accorded a certain seniority. But there exists the very closest of ties Masonically, even to the extent of establishing a common benevolent fund shared by all groups. Many belong to lodges working under more than one Constitution (dual membership permitted). The total membership of Freemasons in South Africa is about 33,000 of the two million whites in that area. Some lodges work in Afrikaas, one of the two official languages. The problem seems to be to stop the growing tide of petitions. While the country is said to be "politics-ridden," yet in lodges the members of the Nationalist and United Parties work in closest harmony.

HOLLAND OUTLAWS THE LEAGUE For several years we have seen clouds on the horizon of the International Masonic League headed by one ]. C. W. Onderdenwijngaard, a Freemason from the Grand Lodge of the Netherlands. It seems that Bro. J. C. W. O-etc. took in a little too much territory and got over impressed with his work.


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The result? Well, July 9, 1956, the Grand Lodge of the Netherlands issued a notice to all grand lodges informing them that certain brethren had seceded from their grand lodge and had founded an irregular lodge-known as FIAT LUX (Let There Be Light). Grand lodges were asked to "avoid all Masonic contact with these secessionists and their so-called lodge." All of which will be done. We presume this means the end of the League? And ""vhat is the situation of those Americans who had cooperated in the movement? The names listed in the edict include: Onderdenwijngaard, Bantjes, Braat, vanDien, vanDuynen, Greve, Hengeveld, van Drakestein, Hoekstra, van der Knoop, Platteel, Schoen, van Vollenhoven, Stolk, Veldkamp, van der Waardt. (16)

IN COSTA RICA Masonic conditions in Costa Rica have quieted down. In January, the Grand Logia de Costa Rica, Apartado 1921, San Jose, issued a list of their newly elected officers for 1957. Grand Master, Emilio Ibarra T Deputy Grand Master, Gonzalo Monge R. (PGM) Grand Senior Warden, Ulises Soto M Grand Junior Warden, Maurice J. Piza Gabriel Grand Secretary, Rafael Obregon (PGM) Grand Treasurer, Jaime Granados (PGM) Grand Chaplain, George Tristan F. (PGM). Arturo Faith (PGM) also holds a station, making five of the former grand masters in official station and proving the solidarity of the old group. A recent letter says: The case of our grand lodge before the Supreme Court has been decided completely in our favor. Francisco Jiminez and his attorney were fined for irregularity in presenting their allegations. The group which have been driven out of regular Freemasonry are writing to grand lodges outside the country stating they have founded a society known as Gran Logia Fedcrada de Francmasones Antiguos y Aceptados de La Republica de Costa Rica.

We are surprised that the law would permit the irregulars to operate under a name so closely akin to that of the regular grand lodge.

SOUTH OF THE BORDER We had hoped to bring our readers a report of a treaty between the York Grand Lodge of Mexico and various Mexican grand lodges-but such is not the case. We still feel that this will eventually solve itself through the intervention of those Mexican Masonic officials who desire harmony. For Freemasonry to advance in Mexico, it is necessary to have unity and harmony; the disharmony is just what their enemies desire. There are slight indications of some communist infiltration in Mexican groups, and whenever we find an individual attempting to stir 'up trouble, we unconsciously wonder in our own minds whether he may not be communist inspired. But the great mass of Mexican Freemasons are liberty loving, sincere men anxiously striving to promote the interests of their country even under some


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most unfavorable circumstances; as such they are entitled to the support of every Freemason wheresoever he may be. We have referred elsewhere to the XII Masonic Congress which met in December 1956 in Torreon, Coahuila. We were impressed with the character of those in attendance, and with the enthusiasm shown for Masonic objectivesin some instances they might not have appealed to Freemasons everywhere, but it must be understood that conditions elsewhere are not the same as in Mexico. Let us be sensible about it and accept the situation as the Mexicans find it. Who are we to criticize when we do not know? While there are cases which would infer antagonism to U.S.A. grand lodges, yet there are several grand lodges in Mexico who have the highest regard for us; those grand lodges which attend our annual conference in Washington may, in practically every instance, be regarded as our friends. They come here and find friends; they are not overawed by us; they are made to feel they are a part of the Masonic picture. Too bad that other Mexican grand lodges cannot come and receive the same education. The grand master of Valle de Mexico who issued the non-visitation edict against York has been replaced by another who appears to be more liberal; let us hope so. And here are bits of information we picked up at the XII Congress which relate to Mexican groups: Grand Lodge del Pacifico: They have 23 lodges with 850-900 members; the headquarters are at Guaymas, Sonora; the grand master is Anzaldo, and the grand secretary Alonzo Castanero. Their address is Apartado No.7; grand secretaries sometimes change annually, so address is permanent. Grand Lodge Of Tamaulipas: The grand lodge has 42 lodges and 2,300 members. The grand master is Manuel Guerra Hinajosa. Grand Lodge of Colima: They have five lodges and 260 members; the grand master is Crispin Zepala; grand secretary is Octavio Urzua Queda. Grand Lodge Cosmos (of Chihuahua): They have 36 lodges with 3,600 members. Address is Libertad 104, Chihuahua, Chih. Grand Lodge Hidalgo: Governor Quintin Rueda of this grand lodge attended the sessions at路 Coahuila. Grand Lodge of Chiapas: Our friend, Judge and Senator, Valentin Rincon is a member of this grand lodge; he was accompanied to the Congress by Pablo Fuente Chapoy who was the official mayor of the Congress. Valley de Mexico: While the schism, out of which emerged the Grand Lodge York, occurred almost half a century ago, there has been no recent publicity of the circumstances. The schism oc<;urred in 1910; at that time the grand lodge had 1,426 members in 30 lodges. Seven of the lodges left the hall in a body; later five others did likewise-leaving 16 American lodges and two Mexican lodges; the latter groups were left with 1,150 members. Since the schismatics had control of the records and the post office box, it was felt advisable to change the name of the larger group-York Grand Lodge. Now is not the time to argue matters which occurred half a century ago, but the statistics leave the impression that York has a substantial reason for its existence. We still believe it to be possible for the Mexican groups to work happily together. A conference of representatives from these lodges might be the solution. Naturally, the request should come from Valle de Mexico who issued the nonvisitation edict.


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GENERAL AGUINALDO ADDRESSES G. L. PHILIPPINES General Emilio Aguinaldo, one of the great Philippine heroes, received a glowing reception by his brethren of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines on the occasion of his visit to the annual communication in 1955. He spoke at some length, being introduced by Bro. Francisco Delgado, past grand master. In introducing Bro. Aguinaldo, he said: Our honored guest today is an old timer in the fraternity; he is a past master of the famous Magadalo Lodge in Kawit, Cavite. Indeed, his lodge is famous because it was that lodge which kept burning the spirit of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, not only among its mcmbers but the whole Filipino community as well. It was also Magadalo Lodge under his leadership which knew no fears of the enemy, the Spaniards, and the friars; for history has recorded that they held their meetings under the very noses of the enemy. . . . Our distinguished guest speaker is the best known historical figure of the Philippines the world over. The glory which he as thc President of the first Philippine Republic, proclaimed in 1898, cannot be diminished even by his critics and detractors.

Arising, amidst the plaudits of his brethren, he spoke: Thank you for your very enthusiastic welcome to my humble self. I salute you, one and all. . It is my privilege to address you as your guest of honor and speaker at the opening session of the 39th annual communication of the G. L. of the Philippines. Words wiII not express my profound gratitude for your confidence, nor will they convey the immense happiness that I feel to he reunited with you, my dear brethren, after some years of relative inactivity on my._ part. At this Masonic gathering I see before me brother Masons of different races and colors, of different nationalities and governments, of different creeds and religions, which show the universality of Freemasonry. It is the belief in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man that binds us together. We are met to rededicate ourselves to the practice of the tenets and teachings, ideas and ideals of Freemasonry, a fraternal organization devoted to the love of the Almighty and service to mankind. My 86 years of age, notwithstanding, I still feel young and proud to serve as a common soldier of the fraternity. During the Spanish regime, Masonry was outlawed in our country. The Freemasons were considered enemies of both the Church and the State. So they were hunted and persecuted. With the power and influence of the religious orders and the friars then, many of our brethren were thrown into prison, some were exiled to far away countries, and others faced the firing squad. All these cruelties however, did not stop our enlightened countrymen from secretfy seeking admission to the craft in order to serve the cause of freedom, democracy and justice in the fatherland. With God to illumine them, and Freemasonry to inspire them, they fought the battle of emancipation and won. The Philippines became free and independent. PERSECUTION OF FREEMASONS

It is with a painful heart that I now recall the sufferings and humiliations of our people during those dark days in Philippine history. They were enslaved and tyrannized; ahused and oppressed. The only way out, it was believed, was a revolution. One, it was rumored, was being contemplated, after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1888. As a preliminary step, the Masons met at Malolos, Bulacan, and formed a delegation headed by Bro. Marcelo del Pilar, whose mission it


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was to see Captain General Weyler and ask him to expel the friars, the cause of their ills, from the Philippines. In the delegation were Bros. E. Virgil de Dios, Timoteo Paez, Jose M. Basa, Maximo Inocencio, Esteban Jose, Deroteo Cortez, and one Gregorio. But the friars proved more influential. With the intervention of Archbishop Pedro Payo, the Freemasons, instead of the friars, were the ones expelled from the country. They were exiled to Africa, Guam, the Carolines, and to Mindanao. Their sad fate, together with that of Fathers Burgos, Gomez, and zamora, three Catholic priests, who were ganoted to death for their alleged conspiracy in the Cavite uprising of 1872"'::"brought to life the Katipunan which ushered and nursed the Revolution of 1896, that gave birth to the Philippine RepUblic, the first in the Far East. The successful Revolution of 1896 was Masonica11y inspired, Masonically led, and Masonica1ly executed, and I venture to say that the first Philippine Republic of which I was its humble president, was an achievement we owe, largely, to Freemasonry and Freemasons. AGUINALDO'S MASONIC RECORD

I first saw the light of Freemasonry, January I, 1895, when I was initiated in Pilar Lodge, under the Gran Oriente Espanol, in Imus, Cavite. The Master of that lodge was Juan Castaneda, who became a general in the revolutionary army, and who died a hero's death fighting for the liberation of his native land. It is worthy to note that the senior deacon was Bro. Severo Buenaventura, a Filipino ' Catholic priest. At the age of 17, and before becoming a Freemason, I served as "Cabeza de Barangay" in my hometown, giving my age as 25, the minimum age required to hold that office. The "misrepresentation" was my mother's idea to' enable me to escape compulsory service in the Spanish army. On January I, 1895 I WilS elected mayor of Kawit. At midnight of that same day, I joined Freemasonry as an Entered Apprentice. As mayor and Mason, I was able to recruit many members for the fraternity, and strengthen the Katipunan. Upon the <;liscovery of the Katipunan by Friar Mariano Gil of Tond!>, Manila, through the confession of the wife of one Patino, the Freemasons and the Katipuneros were anested and unceremoniou~ly executed. Led by Bro. Andred Bonifacio the "Supreme" of that secret society of the Sons of the Country, they fled to the mountain fastnesses of Caloocan near Manila, pursued by Spanish infantry and civil guards. In the encounters our soldiers proved no match for the better armed Spanish. Soon the prison walls were filled with Freemasons and Katipuneros. In Cavite we tried always to be on the offensive; we attacked the Spanish barracks to get guns and ammunition; we were so successful that after six days of continuous fighting the entire province of Cavite,' except two small towns, fell into our hands. Other provinces were successively set free, and, as a result, the first Pllilippine Republic was proclaimed June 12, 1898 at ~awit, Cavite.

Mter giving this historical resume of events which preceded the formation of the Republic, General Aguinaldo called their attention to their cluties in the future, if they wished to maintain their Republic: May I call your attention, brethren, to the fact that our enemies of yesteryears are showing much activity again. They invade our homes and reach out for our souls. They meddle in government affairs and condemn our public schools, which are to us the bulwarks of Freedom. and Democracy. We will not be worthy of our Masonic heritage were we to tolerate such calamities in our pdvate and national existence. We will be unworthy Freemasons if we just stand by and do nothing to redeem our mother country. We must act-and act immediately. Let us begin by agitating, nay, by working for the complete separation of Church


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and State in our young Republic. It is the only way, in my OpinIOn, we can maintain a government that is completely free, genuinely democratic, and truly responsible to the needs and aspirations of its citizenry. Only a government that is without the least intervention of -the church can give us peace and progress, freedom and happiness. I am dosing with a confession. Since becoming a Freemason I -forgot hate. Instead, I learned to love-to love God and our fellowman. I am now at ease with my own conscience. I only do what I think is right and shun all evil. I also forgot fear. I can be alone no matter where I am, what I do or where I go. Clean conscience makes a man brave. I hope that Freemasonry has had the same influence upon all of you-which is an assurance of a better world to live in, and a happier Humanity to live with.

(Note: General Aguinaldo delivered his address in the national language -Tagalog.)

ARGENTINA CHANGES NAME Under date of December 27, 1956, the Grand Lodge of the Argentine notifies us that its title is now-Grand Lodge of Argentina of Free & Accepted Masons. It was believed the new name to be an improvement in that the former title was misleading, inferring a connection with the Scottish Rite and preventing recognition from many of the North American grand lodges. In the same notice was a reference to a newly formed grand chapter of Royal Arch Masons, formed from three Argentine chapters organized under English warrants. The District Grand Lodge of England, with its lodges, has moved its headquarters to Cochabamba 22.3. Political conditions are quiet but there has been much arson and sabotage; many think the presence of Peron in South America is a threat to internal peace.

GERMAN CONDmONS IMPROVE Elsewhere we have mentioned our visit to the United Grand Lodge of Germany; in the seven years which transpired between our visitations we note with pleasure the changed conditions.

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GERMAN GRAND LODGE FORMS CHAIN OF UNION (Here in the great auditorium of Paulskirche in Frankfurt-am-Main, officers of the U.G.L. form the chain for the closing ceremonial; while hands are thus clasped, the brethren sing Mozart's great number "Brother, stretch forth thy hand.") First, and foremost of these auspIcIOUS events was the recognition extended by the United Grand Lodge of England, who in December 1956 extended the hand of recognition; this will undoubtedly be followed by other Masonic groups which follow the English lead. Almost half a century has passed since the Freemasonry of Germany has had the recognition of the English. We cannot refrain from giving credit for presenting the German side of the question to Dr. Theo. Vogel, the indefatigable grand master of Germany, who has again been called to the grand master's station by the death of Bro. Theiss. We sat in the UGL of Germany in September 1956; there were probably 300 or more in attendance, representing some 240 lodges, some dozen or more being made up of American civilians and soldiers. This problem of military lodges is quite bothersome to our German brethren and would not be tolerated in this country; our German friends try in every way to be agreeable, but now that the UGL is firmly established, I am sure they feel that all military lodges should come under its jurisdiction-and in this your reviewer agrees. It will require years of effort to change the attitude of the German public as to Freemasonry and its objectives; fifteen years under Hitler who did everything possible to destroy the fraternity cannot be overcome in a few days. For this reason, the UGL holds occasional "press conferences" in which representatives of the press are shown through the buildings, and permitted to ask questions as to the fraternity and its practices. This was a big step, for in the past the German has been very secretive about his membership. They have now learned that the public are entitled to know what Freemasonry is and what its objectives are. They had been taught, under Hitler, that we were a great international secret organization, headed by the late King George of England-a路 tool in the hands of the Eng-


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lish and Jews. No one arose to discredit the idea-they dared not if they valued their head. There are now 'in Germany some 250 lodges, a newly organized grand chapter of Royal Arch Masons (using both German and English), three councils of Royal & Select Masters, three commanderies of Knights Templar, and bodies of the Scottish Rite. Our friend, Albert Pauls, head of that rite, died and was buried while we were passing through Germany. The museum at Beyreuth has been restored and the museum pieces, so far as they could be recovered, have been returned. Lodge rooms are being repaired or rebuilt and the fraternity is again coming into its own. We see a great future for Freemasonry in Germany.

THE JAPANESE-PHILI}?PINE SITUATION We have had many inquiries as to the situation in Japan which has brought on a fight with the Grand Lodge of the Philippines over jurisdiction. The story begins when the Philippines began to establish lodges in the Land of the Rising Sun; several lodges were chartered. At the same time there were other lodges in thllt area working under Massachusetts, Scottish .and English charters. Japanese, being freed from former obligations were now petitioning Masonic lodges--,and one lodge (Kanto) was formed entirely of Japanese citizens. Among these lodges were some, who anticipating some high .Masonic title, dreamed of a new grand lodge-to be named Grand Lodge of Japan. In the meantime, the lodges came under a district grand lodge, with some attendant difficulties caused by lack of supervision and failure to keep correct records. There also appeared to be some extra路 taxation as a result of the district lodge, all of which resulted in a meeting, the results of which are shown in a letter to the grand master of the Philippines, dated February 20, 1957: This is to inform you, that a convention of delegates, representing the following named lodges, assembled at the Tokyo Masonic Temple on Saturday the 16th day of February, 1957, at 2 o'clock p.m., in answer to a convention call which was issued by the Worshipful Master of Moriahyama Lodge No. 134, F. Be A. M., to the Worshipful Master of the 16 Lodges working in Japan under the juri~diction of the M. W. Grand Lodge of the Philippines: Far East Lodge No. 124 Tokyo Masonic Lodge No. 125 Square and Compass Lodge No. 126 Kyushu Lodge No. 127 General John J. Pershing Lodge No. 131 Torii Masonic Lodge No:132 Moriahyama Lodge No. 134 Kanto Lodge No. 143 Kansai Lodge No. 145 Cherry Blossom Lodge, V.D. Rising Sun Lodge, V.D. (II lodges represented) The delegates representing the above named lodges reported their respective lodge had favorably endorsed a resolution presented by Moriahyama Lodge No. 134. By unanimous vote of the delegates assembled, we are forwarding to you for your


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immediate consideration, a copy of the resolution presented by Moriahyama Lodge No. 134, a copy of the convention call letter sent to the Masters of the 16 lodges, and a copy of the minutes of the convention held on February 16, 1957.

The letter also announced the holding of a convention in Tokyo, March 16, 1957 at which time a constitution and by-laws would be adopted and grand officers elected. The letter also asked the approval of the Philippine grand lodge at its annual communication in April. The notice was signed by Carl T. Nakamura, "acting secretary pro tern." The resolution referred to, set forth that there were in Japan over 2,500 members of the fraternity in the sixteen lodges. Other lodges not heretofore mentioned were: Yokosuka Naval No. 120 Sendai Lodge No. 135 Nippon Lodge No. 138 Aomori Lodge No. 139 Sagamihara Lodge, U.D.

The resolution went on to explain that "they were separated geographically by a great distance," that "Freemasonry is endeavoring to impart its blessing and to instill its principles and tenets to and within the peoples of Japan," and that Japan "had made sufficiently great progress" and was "completely justified in the forming of a grand lodge," that Japan and its territories were "open Masonic Territory," and many other whereases. At the convention on February 16, George B. Margulis, past master of Tokyo Lodge was named chairman; Carl Nakamura was named secretary. Lodges Nos. 124, 125, 126, 131, 132, 134, 143, 145 and Cherry Blossom and Rising Sun U.D. had endorsed the resolution; Nos. 120, 135, 139 and Sagamihara reported unfavorable action; Nos. 127 and 135 reported no action. Three lodges wanted further information. One brother wrote a friend in Manila: I cannot but conclude that if the G. L. of the Philippines had taken a greater effective interest in the welfare of Masonry in Japan, various mistakes would have been avoided. I am well aware that it must sound to you as highly unpleasant criticism however the truth is always bitter in taste. I should add that a great portion of the mistakes have been made not by you, but by your predecessors and advisers, and that most likely no one had even the slightest idea that what was done was not in the best interests of Masonry. To mention some of these mistakes, or rather oversights, here follows three most often discussed: (1) A large number of Masons in Japan is fully acquainted with the black sheep of Masonry Njdibfm Sjwjtup (name concealed, but he was a bad actor-Ed.) . It is a matter of grave disappointment if not distrust that no efforts were made by the G. L. of the Philippines to inform other grand lodges that M. R. had been expelled as a result of which the latter is reported to be a member in good standing of a lodge in Tacoma, Wash. (2) A double taxation was levied upon the lodges and the membership required to support through an assessment a charitable work in the Philippines. It is thereby emphasized that although when a district grand lodge for China was established a similar double taxation was levied upon the particular lodges, nowhere in the history of Masonry can there be found precedent for such double taxation. (3) A district grand master was appointed, who at the time of the appointment


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was not a resident of Japan, did not have sufficient knowledge of Masonic law and procedures, and did not have the complete confidence of the lodges. (He refers to Bro. Bedillion.) Grand Master Rodriguez-Jimenez is a former member and PGM of the Grand Lodge of Venezuela and the present minister of that country to Japan. He is said to have written a letter only a short time ago stating: The number of members which before the war was small and stable, is now numerous according to the number of members affiliated to said lodges, but unstable due to the fact that the numerous members of the same belonging to the Armed Forces that remain one year or two at the most in this reg-ion, and are then transferred to other fronts, or return to their native country." One of the past grand masters of the Philippines, writing to a friend in this country made this accusation: The main supporters for those agitating separation are a few York Rite Masons in key positions and I am sure they are narrow minded. They do not like my article on "Sincerity'~ because they claim it hits them-well, all I can say is that, if they are wrong-, let them be sincere enough to correct themselves, for they should never avenge themselves in this manner. The brother's charges are ill-founded; we happen to know many of the "Masons in key positions" and the charges would be hard to prove. We also know that York Rite Masons in Japan have been notified by the highest authorities in the United States to refrain from participation in any lodge difficulties involving Japan and the Philippines; we wonder whether this past grand master's "higher-ups" have been so instructed. It appears to us as if an attempt is being' made to inject into the issue charges which cannot be proved. The article on "Sincerity" was an underhanded attack on the Knights Templar because of its Christian character, and which he thought had no place in the Masonic fraternity; on this basis there would be no "higher" degrees of either Scottish or York Rite. Bedillion wrote Goldenberg, PGM, that The plan was initiated and strongly pushed by R. W. Bro. Eichorn, George Margulis, Bro. Horiuchi and Carl Nakamura. . . . Bro. Eichorn is definitely the king-pin in this whole affair; he read all of the correspondence received from Grand Commander Stevens. (The names above given are certainly not known for their York Rite activities.) Minutes of the first grand lodge meeting (February 16, 1957) show that following the election of grand officers R. W. Bro. Bedillion, DGM, finding it necessary to depart for Karuizawa, rose and pledged his unqualified support to the new g-rand lodge and its officers. A well-known Japanese brother writes: This is my sad experience in Freemasonry-I almost' regret that I became a member if such situation prevails here. THESE GENTLEMEN AGREEMENTS

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All of these questions are to be answered by our Philippine brethren in the very near future. So far as we can ascertain, many years ago when the grand lodge of that jurisdiction was getting started, the proportion of Americans and English was about the same as the Philippine membership; in order to avoid any national feeling, it was thought best to alternate the station of grand master-one American-one Philippine; this went on in a fine way for many years, and there were outstanding grand masters from both nationalities. Then came a day when Americans began leaving Manila and the field of choice for grand masters became limited, and reading between the lines, the material chosen was not all of the best. Hence, a desire on the part of the Filipinos to change any sort of a gentlemen's agreement-if ever such an agreement was made. We do not understand that any such agreement is in the body of the c?nstitution or laws of the grand lodge; if not, then it is not within the authority of half a dozen individuals to bind a grand lodge in such an understandingespecially 路where the need for such an agreement is not apparent. The two individuals responsible for 路the agreement were Manual Quezon and William H. Taylor. Quezon is dead; Taylor lives in San Francisco. We understand that Taylor sees no reason for a continuance of any "agreement" and a past grand master of the grand lodge says that on a recent visit of Taylor to the Philippines he gave it as his opinion the Grand East demands and deserves the best material, irrespective of race that can be found available and worthy of that high office . . . to follow the regular rotation any longer is not for the best interest of the craft.

And those who have known such past grand masters as l\1.auro Baradi, Antonio Gonzalez, Cenon Cervantes, Camilo Osias, and MUna1Tiz, can vouch for the fact that Freemasonry will never suffer' under such leadership. And we have a feeling that some of the American grand masters have been taking their advice from those who are not particularly interested in craft Masonry!

OUR CONCLUSIONS We have read literally reams of letters, pamphlets, and other material dealing with the Japan-Philippines situation and we have come, reluctantly to the conclusion that the Grand Lodge of Japan should be recognized. We should never have advised its formation in the beginning, but now that it has been established, it should be permitted to enter the Masonic family as a regular grand lodge, even though its future is problematical. Undoubtedly its formation was premature, but it was certainly regular. Generally accepted Masonic law recognizes the right of three or more lodges to form a grand lodge; in this instance there were sixteen lodges. The Philippines group did not have exclusive jurisdiction in Japan; England, Scotland and Massachusetts had lodges in Japan before the Philippines even thought of entering the territory. There are plenty of cases in the Far East which could be cited-for example, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, etc. There have been too many letters written which breathe anything than Masonic harmony. One letter even threatens suit in law courts over the property involved. Another calls the Japanese group clandestine. The only way


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they could be judged clandestine would be for the Philippines to acknowledge they had communicated the degrees without any author.ityl There is a decided difference between "irregular" and the nasty word "clandestine." It was an unfortunate use of the word. The Grand Master of Japan sat on the dais at the annual communication of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines, placing them in the position' of recognizing what some qf the membership had termed clandestine Masons. The brethren of the Philippines are being poorly advised. The brethren of .J apan are entitled to a hearing; no Freemason should be deprived of his lodge standing without a chance of defending himself. References by Philippine brethren to the "so-called Grand Lodge of Japan" are not at all helpful in creating unity. While Grand Master Orosa issued an edict against the Japanese lodges, yet he, apparently, did not refer to it in his address at Grand Lodge, so that the Philippines have never officially, by Grand Lodge action, done more than to appoint a committee to investigate. The chairman of the committee who is advising his brethren apparently twists the law to suit his convenience, making charges which he cannot prove, and writing letters which had best be left unwritten. Grand Master Orosa wrote the grand secretary of the Japanese group as late as June 24, 1957, calling him "My dear Bro. Margolis," which is rather queer address for one who in another place is termed clandestine. We concur with a Dutch brother, member of a Japanese lodge, who wrote: Assuming for a moment that several mistakes were made and lhat . . . one or more of these are of a more or less serious character, the question to my mind is, if it would in such a case not be preferable and more beneficial to try through the medium of friendly persuasion to repair lhese mistakes rather than merely handing out punishment. A Grand Lodge of Japan ,vas formed and therewith in a sense a part of the G. L. Philippines was broken off; and regardles.<; of whether we become angry or give in to feelings of sadness, it would be asking the impossible to expect that the piece which broke off can be re-attached to the G. L. Philippines wilhout showing a visible scar. . Unless something is done immediately we are going to have several hundred American soldiers and civilians returning from Japan who have been created in regular lodges, but who, through no act of their own, have been marked irregular-and even clandestine. This is unfair. The damage has been done. Only the Grand Lodge of the Philippines is in a position to repair it. Will they take the Masonic way?

PUSAN HOSPITAL-A MASONIC路 CHARITY PROGRAM Many Masonic organizations have contributed to the support of the Pusan Children's Charity Hospital in Korea; had it not been for Masonic support the days of the hospital might have been over. And since we are so far from Korea, it is hard to visualize the work being done there. From recent letters of nurses to friends in this country we give a picture of the work: Half my term as a nurse in Korea is over. I almost dread the end; time goes by so very fast. Every day is just cramped with activity. How these children love attentionl It is such a pleasure just to sit down on the edge of a bed and take time to play with the little ones. How they crave affection. I am sure that many a child has learned to smile after entering our hospital.


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Although the going is mighty difficult at times we still want to continue in this very worthwhile project. I am impressed again and again with the patient endurance of these poverty stricken people. Even small children cry very little with pain. Our nurses work hard without complaining of their salaries or the overwork. The inefficiency of the Koreans is frustrating but quite understandable in light of their recent history and present poverty; While the work is difficult and frustrating at times. there are also many compensations. To see a starving child gain weight. and open sores heal, a pneumonia child recover, and to see the sad dejected look replaced by a smile on the face of an abandoned child. is in itself sufficient compensation I

Another letter tells of how orphans are adopted-if the word can be so applied: We had quite an experience several days ago; we were discharging six abandoned children to various orphanages; at one orphanage we left several small girls. and as we drove away. a girl came running after us asking us to wait. With that, a nun and a woman came up; the nun told us the woman wanted to adopt a baby boy. She had had a baby several months ago, but it had died. Since then she had come to the orphanage every day giving milk to babies. Well, we had two small boys at this time, so she looked them over, <:Jecidi~g upon the smaller one which was about two weeks old. The baby was crying lustily, hut she just sat down and nursed himAnd with that the transaction was completed!

And even though the new mother was poor, the baby will still have a better chance for survival with a mother rather than an orphanage. So a baby was adopted right near the Main Street of Pusan, and there was nothing illegal about it.

OF INTEREST TO SCANDINAVIA VISITORS The question frequeritly arises as to visitors in Scandinavian countries; the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of England publishes the following information in its recent proceedings: QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE ORDER TO ArrEND MASONIC MEETINGS IN SCANDIN AVIA.

The office of the Grand Scribe E. is often asked about the qualification of English Royal Arch Masons to attend meetings above those of the Third Degree in Scandinavia. and about the reception of visitors from the Scandinavian Jurisdictions in English Chapters. As a result of correspondence with the Grand Secretaries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, it is clear that English Royal Arch Masons may be accepted as visitors in their St. Andrew's Lodges when open in the IVth, Vth or VIth Degrees, subject to the obligation of secrecy, and that, in the same way, members of the VIth Scandinavian Degree may be accepted as visitors to Chapters working under the Supreme Grand Chapter. . The Committee feels that this information may be of general interest, but wishes to stress the importance of English Royal Arch Masons taking with them not only their Grand Chapter Certificate but also evidence of good standing in their Chapters. The documentary evidence of visitors from Scandinavia should be inspected and, in case of doubt, reference should be made to the office of the Grand Scribe E. (Signed) GEORGE T. BOAG, FREEMASON'S HALL, LONDON. W.C.2. President. 10th April, 1957.


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You may be interested in how our English brethren elect officers; the fol. lowing is taken from the proceedings of the grand chapter, the Earl of Scarbrough, grand master, being in the chair as First Grand Principal (Grand High Priest): The M.E. THE FIRST GRAND PRINCIPAL: Companions, I have three announcements to make. First of all I have to announce that under the Royal Arch Regulations, by virtue of my position as Grand Master of the Craft I automatically assume the Office of First Grand Principal. (Applause.) Secondly, for the same reason, M.E. Compo the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Derby, Deputy Grand Master, assumes the Office of Second Grand Principal. (Applause.) Thirdly, I have the great pleasure to reappoint M.E. Camp. Naylor as Third Grand Principal. (Applause.)

NEW ZEALAND HAS LARGE RESEARCH LODGE The Research Lodge, located at Auckland, New Zealand, has a membership of more than 1,700, making it the second largest research lodge in the world, exceeded only by Quatuor Coronati of London. There are four Constitutions ' . .路 orking in New Zealand-England, Ireland, Scotland, and New Zealand, the latter formed in 18,90. When the Grand Lodge of New Zealand was formed several lodges remained faithful to their mother grand lodge; under a concordat there can be no more lodges chartered by outside grand lodges. Our correspondent tells us: Other branches of Freemasonry are also active; we have the Mark, Ark Mariner, Royal Arch, Cryptic Council, A.A.S.R., Rose Croix of Heredom (English and Scottish) , Knights T~mplar (F.nglish and Scottish), Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests under Grand College of England, Royal Order of Scotland, Order of Secret Monitor, Red Cross of Constantine under England; the Shriners are unknown, and the Eastern Star and DeMolay are not recognized by any of our grand lodges in New Zealand as the brethren would not be permitted to support them.

GERMAN MASON RECALLS THE WAR The Washington Post of February 20', 1957 contained an interview with the Grand Master of German Freemasons: Theodor Vogel wears his badge as Grand Master of German Masonry proudly, for he can remember when any Masonic emblem would have meant concentration camp and perhaps death. . "One of the first things that Hitler did," he remembered yesterday, "was to outlaw the Masons. He came to power the last day of February, 1933, and in March We were told that all our meeting places had heen confiscated by the Nazis. "It was the saddest hour of my life. On that day I realized that now I must keep my faith alone. "T\vo days later the Gestapo came and took away all my books and writings." BACK ROOM SESSIONS

It was not until 1946 that Vogel and his fellow Masons in Schweinfurt could get

together for a meeting. But during those 13 years there were back room sessions in cafes. . "ChicHy to criticize the government, nothing else." More than once Vogel had his life saved by a warning from a Geslapo trooper whose father or uncle had been a Mason. German Masonry, which dates from 1737, had more than 80,000 members before


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the rise of Hitler. In 1946, there were only 5,000. Today membership has grown to 12,000.

Vogel also recounted how his fellow Masons in East Germany are being persecuted by the Communists. "A Mason must be a free man, but if he is a Communist, he is no free man. The Communists per~ecute our brothers so that many of them have to flee to the West." HELPING HAND

West German members offer immediate aid and assistance in getting settled. They also re-introduce the refugees to Masonry. "It was the Americans who helped us to start again our I~ges in Germany after the war and today we have 17 American lodges made up of soldiers and civilians with the Army," he said. "They all come under our Grand Lodge in Frankfurt."

CANADA British Columbia: The Grand Lodge of British Columbia held its 85th annual communication June 21, 1956, in the City of Vancouver. In the absence of the Mayor, Brother Fred J. Hume, they were welcomed by an Alderman. On December 31, 1955, the membership was 24,470, representing a gain of 1,025. The deputy for the Peace River district reported erection of a new Masonic temple at Dawson Creek. The 100th anniversary of the introduction of Freemasonry into British Columbia will be celebrated in 1957. A special committee is considering the question of paying mileage and per. diem to representatives at Grand Lodge. An appropriation of $2,500.00 was made for Masonic education and research. Nova Scotia: The 9lst annual communication was held June 6, 1956. Membership on December 31, 1955, was 14,494, representing an increase of 864 in four years. An exception was made by the Grand Master in the case of an applicant for the degrees who had been totally deprived of his sight; he followed a directive issued by the Grand Lodge of England in 1918 wherein it was stated: The Board feels that it is impossible to lay down a hard and fast rule as to the initiation of a candidate not perfect in his body, ... but when the defect does not render a candidate incapable of learning our art, there is no reason why he should not be initiated. The Grand Secretary of England wrote: "While we do not encourage the entrance of blind candidates, we have permitted a number of 'such applicants to be initiated in special circumstances." The case in question was Dr. Samuel Hussey, a nationally known figure in the field of education for the blind. Before being obligated, Brother Hussey himself read, by the Braille method, the passage from Ecc1esiastes-"Remember Now Thy Creator." The Grand Lodge has recently acquired a sword of State, of heavy antique design (15th century), to be carried by the Grand Sword Bearer; they have also acquired a beautiful baton of silver, ornamented with the Arms of the Province of Nova Scotia. In the review we learn that the farthermost lodge-Uranium Lodge-was instituted August 15, 1954, at Eldorado, Saskatchewan; it is in the extreme northwest corner of. .the Province, five hundred miles by air路 northeast of Edmonton, and an equal' distance northwest of Prince路 Albert; it is literally


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within the shadow of the Pole, and is located in a uranium mining area; the membership is made up from brethren of Eldorado, Uranium City, Nesbett Libane and Gunnar Gold. Ontario: The Grand Master of Ontario in Canada is no less than the Most Reverend William L. Wright, Archbishop of Algoma and Metropolitan of Ontario; he is of Irish descent, a son of a former priest of the Diocese. Representatives from twenty jurisdictions were present at the annual communication. The history of the Grand Lodge has been brought up to date by Brother W. J. Dunlop, the Grand Treasurer. The year 1955 showed again of 1,815 members, and a total membership of 131,992; th,ere are 598 lodges in Ontario. Brother' Nathan L. Phillips, Mayor of the City of Toronto, proved to be a great help in the 100th anniversary celebration. Prince Edward Island: The Grand Master is James R. Murphy, a native of Somerville, Massachusetts, but a resident of Prince Edward Island since the age of four; he is Vice President of one of the largest canneries in his jurisdiction. The 85th annual communication was held June 27, 1956, in the city of Crapaud. A serious loss occurred when the Masonic temple was destroyed by fire, causing the Grand Secretary no small inconvenience. Temporary meeting places were found. Most of the lodges confer the degree of Installed Master, presumably on those who have been elected Masters of lodges. On April 30, 1956, there were 1,460 members, an increase of 43. A committee reported that the establishing of a Masonic Home was beyond the ability of the Grand Lodge to attempt. Quebec: The 86th annual communication was held in Montreal; June 7, 1956. The Grand Master was confronted with the issuance of a dispensation for some petitioners who were physically disqualified. He never declined the issuance of the dispensation if the individual was worthy of admission, and he added: I would suggest that if anyone has different views, he place himself in the position of a brother whose son might be denied association because of the misfortune of physical defect.

On December 31, 1955, the membership was 17,849, an increase of 71. A committee on research recommended the printing of a history of Freemasonry in Quebec to be made available at their anniversary in 1959. Saskatchewan: The Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan met in the city of Saskatoon, June 20, 1956; it was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Lodge. Membership on February 28, 1956, was 17,540, being a net loss of 6 members in 205 lodges; this is the first time a loss has been reported in recent years. Norway has been recognized by Saskatchewan. An attempt has been made to publish a history of Freemasonry in Saskatchewan, but unfortunately source material has been sent in by only 166 lodges. In the meantime a Jubilee Program was issued. Present at the anniversary celebration was Lt. Governor, The Hon. W. J. Patterson; there was also present the Premier, Hon. T. C. Douglas, and the Mayor of the city of Saskatoon, Brother John McAskill.

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It maintains many benevolent funds, all of which are most activ.e. The Grand Lodge presents a Grand Masters Order of Service to Masonry; one brother was eighty-five years of age, the other eighty-four. A grant of $500~00 was made to lodges of research. Attendance was had at the 8th Australasian conference, at which time several recommendations were made, one of which was ~lat no . Freemason be p~rmitted to be a member of, attend a meeting of, or be assqciated with the Order of DeMolay. Another recommendation was that no Grand Lodge should recognize Central or South American Grand Lodges without nrst consulting with the Grand Lodge of England. It was recommended that after five years from the date of issuance of a lif~ membership certificate by a lodge under the Grand Lodge of Scotland should not be accepted as entitling the holder to Masonic privileges. Funds are being collected with which to erect a Grand Lodge building. It was reported that there are working in the New Zealand area 41 lodges under English Constitution; 4 under Irish Co~stituti(:m; II under Scottish Constit\ltion; 267 under New Zealand. South Australia: The annual communication was held in Adelaide, March 8, 1956. A memorial pipe organ is being purchased for Freemasons Hall, the cost being approximately $6,000.00. The Grand Master is Air Vice"Marshal Sir Robert A. George, Governor of the State of South Australia. He was initiated in a Scottish lodge, and raised in Hard~nge Lodge No. 3754 of the English Constitution. On his return to England from India, where he had served as Viceroy, he joined Daedalus Lodge, a Royal Air Force lodge,. of which he is still a member. The death of Past Grand Master, The Earl of . Gowrie, was reported as of May 2, 1955. Membership December 31, 1955, was 24,938, an increase of 734. Tasmania: The Grand Lodge met in Hobart, August 25, 1956, in its halfyearly communication. The Grand Lodge makes loans to its constituent lodges; it was proposed that the rate of interest be increased from 4 per cent to 5 per cent, it appearing that money loaned in that section is at 5Y:l per cent or 6 per cent. However, the vote decided that the interest would remain at 4 per cent. Victoria: Membership of this Grand Lodge, March I, 1956, was 1l0,358, an increase of 3,280. The Grand Master is the Governor of the State, General Sir Dallas Brooks. Western Australia: This Grand Lodge has provided that there be inserted in the petition for initiating the following: Are you, or have you ever been a member of, or in any way connected with the Order of the Eastern Star, or the Order known as Co-Masonry? If so, state full partiCUlars of the name of each such organization and the date and nature of your connection with it. A dispute having arisen as to the spelling of one of the working tools of the third degree, it was finally ordered to be spelled "skirret." The Grand Lodge was represented at the 60th anniversary celebration of Lodge St. Andrew No. 829, the fiTst lodge founded in Western Australia under the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

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"THE FINEST PARIAN MARBLE"

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King Solomon's Temple ... was supported by 1,453 columns, and 2,906 pilasters; all hewn from the finest Parian marble.-Webb, Freemason's Monitor, 1797

It is hardly necessary to remind the reader that there is no Scriptural warrant for the Masonic tradition cited at the head of this article-a tradition preserved in Webb's original Monitor of the American Rite and reproduced in every American monitor that has developed from it. Yet traditions have their place, and a revered place, in the Masonic system, and are entirely proper and beneficent within their limits, so long as we do not make the mistake-

THE PARTHENON, ATHENS, GREECE

(Made of the finest "Parian Marble.") so often made in the past---of confusing legend and tradition with demonstrable history. "Parian" marble is so called because of its having been quarried on the Isle of Paros, in Greece, an island noted for its being the site of a Doric Temple erected to Poseidon, god of the Sea, in the sixth century B.C. It is additionally famous because of the discovery there, in 1627 A.D., of the "Parian Chronicle" (also known as the Parian Marble, Marmor Parium), a marble tablet giving an outline of Grecian history, with numerous side-lights on Grecian fei;tivals, and other aspects of early Greek life, up to about 264 B.C. It has also given its name to a fine porcelain, known as Parian porcelain, manufactured ill England, but having no connection with Parian marble as such. Parian marble was a stone frequently used by the architects and sculptors of Ancient Greece, no doubt because of its excellence, being second only to the famous Pentelic marble, immortalized in the statues of Pheidias and Praxiteles. But Parian is also well represented in classic statuary, the Venus de' Medici "being a fine example. The rich quality of the Parian marble, out of which many of the fl-nest


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sculptures were created, fimilly played havoc with many of the sculptures themselves. When broken up and burned in the lime-kilhs; Parian marble was found to make an exceptionally fine lime, and numerous fine statues were unfortunately destroyed for the sake of the high-quality lime they could produce. An Italian architect, describing the best way of developing a particularly fine plaster; suggests the use of pulverized Parian marble, which could be obtained, he says, from the statues which were being constantly destroyed.

CUBAN MASONIC STAMPS

Masonic Temple Shown on Cuban Stamps One of the greatest tributes paid by any nation to Freemasonry was the issue on June 5, '1956 of two special stamps showing the great new Masonic Temple in Havana, probably the most outstanding building in that city. The stamps are 4c and l2c (centavos), the l2c being an air mail. The commemorative envelope bears the statement "Commemorative Sedes of the inauguration of the Grand Temple, National Masonic, first day, June 5, 1956." To this has beeD' added the words of the great national hero-Jose Marti-"Freemasonry is an active form of liberal thinking." The envelope, first day cover, carried the 'cachet with Masonic insignia.

A LAFA YE'l'T.e STAMP On September 6, 1957 a special stamp was issued honoring the birth of Marquis de Lafayette, patriot and general, greatly attached to the 'American cause in the Revolution. It may be recalled that Washington received a Masonic apron with the various symbols embroidered on it from Mrs. Lafayette; it was presented by Lafayette to Washington. .

A PILGRIMAGE TO EUROPE , Our readers will pardon this personal story, sections of which may have appeared elsewhere in our writings. It tells the story of eight weeks spent in Europe in August and September, 1956. Since our return several other events have occurred in Europe. For example, the United Grand Lodge of England has extended (December 1956) recognition to the United Grand Lodge of Germany; we think the same thing has


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been done by Scotland, and probably Ireland, so that there is more harmony today among Freemasons of Europe than at any other time. And since our return, many American grand lodges have discovered that the Grand Lodge Swiss Alpina is worthy of recognition-and that is most gratifying. Everywhere there is evidence of growing unity among Freemasons; what benefits the Freemasons in one country benefits them in all others. We were fortunate in ,seeing Europe before World War II, immediately after World War II, and again in the last few months, returning only i time to attend the annual communication of grand lodge in St. Louis. What we saw in Europe was amazing and should be an inspiration to breth- , ren on this side of the Atlantic. We once asked a Greek brother as to ho)\' soon Greece might become a republic. He answered that the time was not right for such an event, because, as he said: . RepUblics just don't come into existence by a stroke of the pen; men must fight for it; they must suffer persecution, and hardships, and even revolution--{)therwise they cannot appreciate it; nor would they deserve it. . Most of our brethren in Europe, have had to fight for their present position; they have undergone-and are even now undergoing-persecution and hardships such as we in the United States know not oc. In some countries the persecution has been political; in other countries it is religious. Dictatorships, po~itical or religious, do not relish the idea of having Masonic groups in their midst for dictators control the very thoughts of their people. CONDITIONS IN GERMANY

This 'leads us to a discussion of what was the most dictator-ridden country in Europe at the beginning of World War II-Germany. Hitler came into power in Germany finding a Freemasonry which was not united; it had some eleven generally recognized grand lodges which he proceeded to abolish-or thought he had abolished them. But Freemasonry cannot be taken out of the hearts of the brethren who compose the fratermty. It is true that in J~erlin there was a grand lodge, the Grand Landes Loge von Deutschland, which at the first sign of persecution, immediately proclaimed that it was riot Symbolic Freemasonry, but a Christian organization, hoping thereby to avoid the Hitler edicts. Brethren of other grand lodges did not renounce their Freemasonry--did not attempt to claim refuge under other names, but quietly went ahead being careful to avoid any semblance of regular meetings, although brethren frequently gathered at the same dinner table to maintain the friendship formed in the lodge. In certain.parts of Germany the faithful brethren wore at great risk a small three-petaled flower which denoted their membership; significant" ly> the flower was the forget-me-not. From 85,000 or more, the membership dropped to zero; thus it remained for a terrible waiting period of fifteen years. Those known to have been members were forbidden to hold public office; they were not accepted as storm troopers-but they kept their faith. . Then came the day of Freedom; but while it was Freedom. their country was occupied by enemy troops. They received no sympathy from the English forces in the beginning; the Americans and the French were anxious to see


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Freemasonry revived. The French groups, irregular as we wish to call them, opened the doors of their temples and bade the Germans to hold their meetings in their occupation zone; they went further, offering food, meat, drink, and clothing to the needy widow and orphan; the Ameri~ans had no lodge temples but they assisted in providing meeting places, organized Masonic clubs and otherwise contributed to the quick formation of German groups. This was followed by the formation of lodges within military groups, that in Berlin being particularly active. Then in 1945, nine of these old grand lodges decided to rejuvenate the fraternity and add to its strength by forming a UNITED Grand Lodge of Germany, and in the month of June, at Paulskirche, in Frankfurt, proceeded to organize such a group. They were particularly fortunate in finding one qualified to fill the station of Grand Master-one Dr. Theo. Vogel, an industrialist and ardent Freemason. Then came the question of getting his grand lodge recognized which involved trips throughout the Vnited States, the British Isles, Central and South America, with conferences between the grand masters of the European grand lodges. But he was not able to get the recognition of the British group nor the Scandinavian group, the latter favoring a group in Berlin which used the Scandinavian rituals. But Bro. Vogel was not deterred; he began by bringing his grand lodge into line with universal Masonic procedure, following the laws and regulations of the mother grand lodge. And today-well we attended the annual communication of the United Grand Lodge of Germany on September 22, 1956 and sat with the representatives of the 250 lodges which now comprise that grand lodge. And there were representatives there from fourteen American groups which hold charters from the V.G.L. The meeting was held in the banquet hall of the lodge room at Frankfurt-am-Main which also houses the headquarters of the V.G.L. The ritual session was held in the great lodge room of the local lodge, equipped with all the necessary paraphernalia, including a pipe organ. It was a lodge room that would be a credit to any in our larger cities. But to know that in 1945 the building was in ruins makes the picture the more interesting. We found the grand lodge most appreciative of the money which had been forwarded to them following the war, by the Masonic Service Association, and to which fund Missouri was a large contributor. And so you, my brethren, may have, unknowingly, contributed to this modern Masonic miracle. THE GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND

On this trip we also satisfied one of our fondest desires--attending the communication of the United Grand Lodge of England. Our Mother grand lodge is in many ways an ideal institution. Naturally, it has its faults (as viewed by many Americans), but in its ideals, its dignity, and its charitable works it stands forth without a peer. When our English friends were informed of our coming we were sent, immediately a courteous invitation to be present; and our acceptance was a foregone conclusion. Having been limited in baggage by reason of airplane limitations we found ourselves in London with little by way of regalia-which in England is regarded as essential and consists of a sash or collar with jewel, an elaborate apron, and white gloves. We were proud to wear as "our jewel"


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the jewel given us in 1925 as the representative of the United Grand Lodge of England in Missouri; the grand secretary saw that we were properly "gloved" and we did have our apron which looked like the "widow's mite" amid.st all of the glamour, gold and silver of the English regalia. (We are now protected in our next official visit, having acquired two new pairs of white kid gloves.) But we were so much overcome with the hospitality of these English brethren that we gave little thought thereafter to the character of our Masonic dress. The Grand Master has his own robing room and office; the grand officers have theirs, as do the brethren. 'Vhen all is ready, the director of ceremonies leads the various groups in a procession through the great bronze doors of the Temple into the commodious Masonic Temple room, the Grand Master being the last to enter; he is preceded by two standard bearers bearing his coat of arms. (He is the Earl of Scarbrough and the Lord Chamberlain 10 the Queen.) The grand sword bearer is in the lead with the Sword of State, which, as we recall, was the sword of Gustavus Adolphus. This sword is carefully deposited in brackets which are in front of the Grand Master's pedestal.. The Grand Master is seated under a great gold throne. Behind him are grand officers in all colors of regalia; on the sides are other officers and brethren from the various lodges. The business of the Craft requires little time. It has been carefully worked out in advance by the Board of General Purposes. There were no discussions. Then your representative was introduced, carefully refrained from making any remarks, and the session closed. The officers of the grand lodge, led by the Grand Master, retired, the Missouri representative following the Grand Master. We might say that p-and lodge is divided into two parts-the formal, being the grand lodge session; and the informal-or banquet. No dinners are ~;erved in the Great Temple. but adjoining the building and connected by entrances are the Connaught Rooms where all dinners are served. Here the Grand. Master presided over the 1,500 brethren there assembled. Our Missouri brethren will be pleased to know that their representative was given the seat of honor -at the right of the Grand Master, and was again introduced. He authorized me to extend to his brethren in Missouri the well wishes of the Mother Grand Lodge and of its Grand Master; this we have done. Our thanks are due to the grand secretary, Sir Sydney \Vhite, whom we first met in 1936 shortly before the death of his predecessor. He was, if possible, even more gracious on this occasion than ever. It was through his gra.ciousness that we had occasion to have a conference with Sir Ernest Cooper who heads the Board of General Purposes. Sir Ernest is a Canadian-born Englishman and now heads the great Gillette interests. And there was General Adair, Sir Philip Bull and a host of other newly made friends who extended other courtesies to us. Two days previous to grand lodge, the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons held a convocation; we were invited by Grand Secretary Chitty to attend -and we did. The procedure in Mark Grand Lodge was much the same as in the Grand Lodge, only in this instance, Lord Harris, a very charming: Freemason, presided. Here we were introduced, and as in the case of grand lodge, was asked to sit at his right at the dinner which followed. While in London


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we visited the offices of Quatuor Coronati, opposite the Temple, and was a guest at a meeting of Mozart Lodge, a lodge made up largely of Austrian brethren. Here we witnessed a third degree and was a guest at the banquet which followed. CHAOTIC FRANCE

And now we shall fly across the channel into France where we find chaos among the Freemasons, for there are four groups of Freemasons all claiming to be the right and regular group. There is the Grand Orient with its great membership, including some very famous men; the Grand Lodge, smaller in number of lodges and members, but which appears to be fairly regular. They have some few lodges which are not obeying the edict of grand lodge to place the VSL on the altar. Then comes the Grand Lodge Nationale Francais, small in number of lodges and membership-probably not more than 500 in all, but which has recognition from most of the American grand lodges, ~ue to its sponsorship by England an<:I others. Finally, there is a group, little known, whose lodges were originally chartered by a Knights Beneficent group in Switzerland, but which now work under the Great Priory of Gaul. The Great Priories of Helvetia and Gaul are, we believe, recognized by the Grand Encampment Knights Templar, U.S.A. Those who hoped for a consolidation of Grand Lodge and Nationale Francais are to be disappointed. The latter group asked too much when the size of their group is considered. SWITZERLAND-SPAIN-PORTUGAL

We have spoken of Switzerland. Their grand lodge is the well-known "Swiss Alpina" which has been recognized by most American grand lodges; we, at the request of their grand master, have taken up the question of recognition with those American grand lodges who have not yet given recognition. Since there is nothing irregular about this grand lodge, recognition is only a matter of time. We have spoken of the Knights Beneficent in Switzerland; by treaty with the grand lodge Swiss Alpina, this group docs not confer symbolic degrees, much as the Scottish Rite in the United States does not confer their system of three degrees. We did not go into Spain or Portugal; it is dangerous to be a Freemason in either of those priest-ridden countries. Franco is as bad as Hitler in his treatment of the fraternity. When the Republic died in Spain, Freemasonry went out with it. None of our dollars should go to the support of such a country. We visited with brethren in Denmark, Holland, and Belgium; we also had contact with grand officers from Luxembourg and Austria; there has been little change in the Freemasonry of those countries. In Belgium the fraternity has tough sailing; here the VSL prevents general recognition, since the VSL is not required on lodge altars. THE ITALIAN SITUATION

And again we visited sunny Italy; in fact it was TOO sunny and because of the heat we left Italy before we had planned. But the situation in Italy was much the same as we had found it on previous visits to that country. We have never been sorry of our recognition of the Grand Orient of Italy. We again visited the headquarters of this grand lodge in the Palace Giustianini; they


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have not yet been permitted to occupy or take over the entire building with its more than 700 rooms, for the greater part of it is being used as government offices. But our brethren have made the most of the rooms they do occupy, and these have been redecorated, and new furniture, elevators, and office equipment installed. Dr. Publio Cortini was not in Rome at the time of our visit but we contacted him at Padova (Padua) where he and Mrs. Cortini were taking the mud baths which he finds very helpful in his fight with arthritis. He has asked to be remembered to all of his American friends. While in Rome we also fulfilled another desire-a visit to Vesuvius and Pompeii. Of course Vesuvius no longer spouts its fiery fumes into the air but it still constitutes an impressive sight. But what Vesuvius has lost in the way of an attraction is made up by a view of the once-buried city of Pompeii. It is hard for us to imagine the work which has been done in uncovering this ancient city, which was a city of no mean importance even in the days of Christ, for it was founded four centuries before Christ. It was destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of the nearby Vesuvius. Pliny, the Elder, was one of the victims; the excavations, although not completed, show baths, theaters, public squares, forum, dwellings, and paved streets. It is remarkable to be able to see in the pavement the ruts路 created by the wheels of chariots of 2,000 years ago. A nearby museum shows articles manufactured by the inhabitants of this city which are in use even today, although in different forms--jewelry, food, dishes, wagons, chairs. There are even some evidences of certain figures that might be regard,;d as Masonic in character although few now believe that Freemasonry was that old. But to return to Italian Freemasonry; there is yet another organization called a grand lodge existing in Italy. Actually it has little standing in Italy; in fact it has more standing outside Italy than it does in Italy. It even has some men of high calibre as members. All attempts to effect a consolidation with Grand Orient have proved in vain. Grand Orient does not wish to take over the irregular group intact; they would be willing to take over the better element but this process seems afar off and is probably brought about by some support given them by American grand lodges and other groups. Freemasonry cannot exercise its full influence in Italy as a divided fraternity. Our support in this country should be thrown in behalf of ONE grand lodge, and since Grand Orient has the recognition of some 37 American jurisdictions we feel it should have the support of all. No Continental grand lodge has recognized any other than the Grand Orient-showing what their neighbors think of it. THE WORLD PICTURE

The world picture for Freemasonry looks better than it has for years. ''''hile the conditions in Spain and Portugal are pitiful, yet we are inspired by the conditions existing in Germany, Scandinavia, the British Isles, the Philippines, Japan, the Far East, Holland, and some parts of South America. Here we must except Colombia where the persecution of Protestants and Freemasons goes on in a way which reminds us of the ancient Inquisition. Such meetings as the Havana Conference of Supreme Councils, the Toronto Conference, the Conferences of Grand Masters in our own country, the Inter-American Conference of South and Central America-all show a trend toward unity in Freemasonr.y. God speed the day when this shall be accomplished!


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Most of our article has been taken up with stories of Masonic conditions in Europe, but we cannot refrain from mentioning! our visit tq the ancient Canterbury Cathedral in the eastern part of southern England. Of all the cathedrals and churches visited (and this included St. Peter's and Rheims) it was Canterbury which proved of greatest interest. Canterbury-earliest home of Protestantism in England and today the seat of the Episcopal power. Canterbury-made famous in¡ history and in song, and by the immortal writer, Chaucer in his "Canterbury Tales." Canterbury--still the mecca for 'pilgrims of all faiths-even the Catholics make pilgrimages there to pay tribute to Thomas A'Becket the early martyr. And here in the same room in which the murder occurred, the Freemasons of the Province of Kent have placed the great stained glass windows, -honoring the Royal Family of England, most of whom have been members or Patrons of the Craft. The Archbishop of Canterbury today is Sir Geoffrey fisher, a great Freemason, and a chaplain of the United Grand Lodge of Englandample proof that Freemasons are anything else than atheistic, as is charged in some quarters. ,We followed the route taken by the ancient pilgrims mentioned in Cantero. bury Tales; our trip required but a few hours in comparison with the days of the early-day pilgrims. But the feeling experienced by our modem day travelers was no less than the Canterbury pilgrims of old, for no one can enter this venerable structure and view its splendor, its graceful beauty, and historical significance without being forcibly impressed with its spiritual values and the great part it has played in the history of Christianity.

HISTORICAL Wakefield Taylor, Grand Orator of California, devoted his entire address to the life Qf Benjamin Franklin as a lesson to Freemasons. . . . Brother Howard Hicks, Grand Junior Warden of the Philippines, presented to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut the compasses which were employed in conferring the Master Mason degree on Brother. Hatoyama, Prime Minister of Japan.â&#x20AC;˘.. Historian James R. Case devotes several pages to a history of the formation of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. The Grand Lodge of Delaware observed its sesquicentennial September 30, 1956, with a religious service at a local church in Wilmington. Charles E. .Green, the official historian, has written a volume of history issued during the year. A wreath was placed on the monument of Gunning Bedford, first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Delaware. Brother Green made an interesting report on a Delaware regimental lodge of Revolutionary War days.... The District of Columbia lost a great friend in dle death of Clark Griffith, who owned the Washington Senators; the Grand Lodge authorized a memorial plaque to be placed in Griffith Stadium in memory of the many courtesies rendered by Brother Griffith, in affording the use of the stadium for Masonic purposes. The plaque says: "This tribute to a great and generous heart is placed here by those who loved him." . A beautiful marker was erected at Thunderbolt, Georgia, March 2, 1956, to the memory of Roger Lacey, the first Provincial Grand Master of Masons


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in Georgia. The Grand Historian of Idaho delivered an historical address which covered the work of Le.wis and Clark and their western discoveries.... The Grand Lodge of Louisiana regarded the outstanding event of his year to be the dedication of a slab completely covering the grave of Lt. Com. John E. Hart, on January 8, 1956; the Master of St. George's Lodge, of Schenectady, New York, delivered an address. Hart was killed while aboard the U.S.S. Albatross during the Civil War, and the record shows that the members of the crew came ashore, under a flag of truce, inquiring if there was a Masonic lodge in the vicinity. There proved to be such, a lodge and the request for Masonic burial was granted. He was buried in the cemetery of Grace Episcopal Church. Grand Secretary Earl Taylor, of Massachusetts, clarifies much historical data concerning Paul Revere and St. Andrew's Lodge in an article appearing in the Massachusetts proceedings. In the 1955 proceedings appears a Sketch concerning Josiah Bartlett, Past Grand Master; he was Paul Revere's successor as Grand Master. Montana is planning on issuing a history of Freemasonry in Montana, but a committee reporting on the matter suggested "a few alterations in the work which the Grand Historian has done." They specifically recommended the re............ :--.. moving of items of no general interest, the reFORTY路SEVENTH PROBLEM moval of the long list of charter members, and (This is one of the new addition of material which would portray the Greek stamps which broad outline of Freemasonry in Montana. shows the 47th Problem, . New Jersey has a plan of appointing a hiswhich Masonic ritual says torian in each lodge. The plan would work if all was "discovered by the lodges would appoint himl It is suggested that great Pythagoras") this historian write a history of his lodge every . ten years, and that one night a year be set aside to tell the lodge about its own history. North Dakota pays particular attention to the grave of Lt. Beever, who was killed in a skirmish with the Indians in 1863; he was buried Masonically. He was an Englishman and a graduate of Oxford, who died far from home, yet among his brethren. The Grand Lodge of Ohio will observe its sesquicentennial on October 10-11, 1958, in Columbus. . . . The Grand Lodge of Oklahoma relaid the cornerstone of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, the original of whidl had been laid by the Grand Lodge of the Indian Territory in 1875. The Shrine Indian Patrol from Tulsa, in authentic Indian attire, staged a colorful Indian pageant on the lawn of the Ma-Sonic Home at Guthrie. In laying the cornerstone of a new city hall at Camden, South Carolina, the Grand Master used the historic Lafayette trowel which had been used by the General in laying the cornerstone of a monument to Baron DeKalb in Camden. Miss Bessie Young, a granddaughter of the silversmith who made the trowel, was present. A new Masonic temple has been erected in Arlington, Vermont; it stands on a plot of ground which was originally the residence of Vermont's first

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(One of the great events in Masonic history still to be commemorated was the laying of the cornerstone of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. The scene was Baltimore, Maryland and here may be seen grand officers of the Grand Lodge of Marylandj at the left, with spade, is the venerable Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence----<.md a Roman Catholic.-Courtesy B. & O. Railway.) Governor,Thomas Chittenden, who was a member of Vermont Lodge No. I, but later of North Star Lodge No.2, of Manchester. Twenty-two pages of the proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Washington are taken up by the Grand Historian in describing the beginnings of Free. masonry in that jurisdiction.

REVIEWS Reviews of the proceedings of the following jurisdictions could not be made for the reason proceedings were not received by this reviewer: Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, ~orth Carolina.

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In California, the cornerstone of a new grand lodge building in San Francisco was laid September 19, 1956, in the presence of a large gathering of Freemasons and others. An address was given by the Hon. Wakefield Taylor. The Grand Lodge spent $7,700.00 for the ground-breaking ceremony. It is planned to restore the old Masonic building in Los Angeles in connection with the State Historical Monument project. The Masonic building is one of the oldest brick buildings in Los Angeles and the sel;ond Hoor is to be restored as a replica of the old lodge room. The Grand Lodge of New Jersey is concerned about investments made in Masonic Temple Associations. It is believed that provision should be made that in the event a Temple Association is dissolved or the property sold, the lodge should receive its proper share of the then assets. A proposed law would provide that no assets of a lodge should hereafter be turned over for the purpose of acquiring or holding property, without the written consent of the Grand Master. In Ohio the Grand Lodge purchased a site for a new building and, on October 12, 1956, the building was dedicated to the use of Freemasonry; the building was fully paid for without an assessment. This is not the first attempt of the Grand Lodge to construct a building, an abortive attempt was made in 183(t In Philadelphia, the Grand Lodge is concerned with the extension of its building which was erected in 1868 and dedicated in 1873. It houses lW Masonic bodies, not including the Grand Lodge, the Grand Chapter, and the Grand Commandery of Pennsylvania. South Carolina is saving its resources, amounting to $267,678.00, for a time when they will be able to'construct a new grand lodge building, feeling that the present time is not favorable for a building program. According to all practical standards the Grand Lodge building in Texas is. completed, but the committee on building believes additions and improvements should be made to make it a living memorial. The statue of Brother Sam Houston is now being executed. The building has no indebtedness, and when completed will cost $2,223;887.00. There is a reserve of $249,975.00 to take care of future improvements. ' On April 22, 1955, the Grand Master of Wisconsin broke ground for a new Grand Lodge building. The building has now been completed and dedlOlted, and was officially occupied April 23, 1956. The entire expense is said to have been $250,000.00; it is located at 19th and Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

MISCELLANEOUS Alaska: There are 15 lodges in Alaska. with a total membership of 2.826. They work under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Washington. Lodges are located in the following cities: Nome, Fairbanks, Valdez, Cordova, Seward, Anchorage (2), Palmer, Kodiak, Skagway, Douglas, Juneau, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka. Canal Zone: Lodges working in the Zone are under the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. There are 7 lodges, with a total membership of 3,890, a gain of 29 as of August 31, 1955. All the lodges have a membership of more than 340 each. Chile: Massachusetts has 3 lodges working in Chile, with a combined membership of 257; a net gain of 6 for the year.


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China: Massachusetts has 5 lodges in China. Before the Communists took over there was a Masonic district for Shanghai and one for North China. There were 330 members in the Shanghai district, which included Sinim Lodge, which, we understand, has removed to Japan; the net gain for the year was 40. In the North China district, there were 2 lodges, with a membership of 138. No returns have been received in recent years. Commercialism: California seems to have more trouble with commercialism in Fremasonry than any other jurisdiction. It has a committee on commercialism whose principal duty seems to be to search out and locate violations of its laws. Two publications agreed to drop the word "Masonic" and cease to use the Masonic emblem. The agreement has not been entirely complied with, one publication continues to use oral misrepresentations by telephone solicitations. The Superior Court of San Francisco held that the Grand Lodge of California, its lodges and members, were the owners of and entitled to the use of the words "Grand Lodge," "Mason," "Masonic," etc. One club was found to get donations for charitable purposes, and for appeasement proceeded to give some of the money to Catholic charities. One of the Shrine Temples made a contract with a circus group, engaged in telephonic solicita-' tion and high-pressure methods in selling tickets; it was so bad that the California Intelligence Bureau complained. In San Jose the matter got into the press and was discussed by Publi.c Welfare Associations. Of $34,000.00 gross, $26,000.00 went to the circus people, the Shrine club taking a cut of $4,350.00, and "sweet charity" wound up with $3,650.00. Cornerstones: Germania Lodge, in Massachusetts, held its first meeting in 1855; it met in the Masonic Temple until 1858, when the building was sold to the U. S. Government. The cornerstone of a new temple was laid in 1864 on the site of the old temple, which had been destroyed by fire. At its dedication, June 24, 1867, the ceremony was participated in by the Grand Lodge and was noted for the attendance of the President of the United States, Andrew]ohnson. Discipline: Florida is having trouble with its building associations. A corporation known as the St. Augustine Fraternal Building Company, controlled by Ashlar Lodge No. 98, was virtually ordered dissolved by the Grand Master until路the lodge had complied with the Masonic law. This group had entered into a lease for a major portion of the ground floor to be occupied by a super market selling alcoholic beverages. Conferences were held with the management of the market and the lodge, resulting in a discontinuance of the sale of liquor. We do not know whether the brethren in Illinois are as carefully selected as they are in some jurisdictions. At any rate, they seem to have more trials for breach of discipline. Some of the charges listed were robbery, murder, embezzlement, burglary, racketeering, evasion of taxes, larceny, conspiracy. Most of them got what was due them, but it does look as if a little more care in the selection of material would result in fewer charges. Several individuals who had been suspended or expelled in previous years came up with peti. tions for reinstatement; with one exception they were all denied. Education: A committee on research in California arranged a week program which they hope will become an annual feature of Grand Lodge. Over a three hour period one afternoon there were held 18 meetings, referred to as classes, each having a competent instructor and covering many phases of Ma-


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sonic information and education. We shall await with interest results of this seminar. The Grand Lodge is giving two scholarships for graduate study in public education, each scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.00 for a year of postgraduate productive study in a field of leadership in some phase of public school administration. Kentucky has a committee on scholarships and has recently provided an additional scholarship for work in a foreign university. Funeral Service: In reading the various proceedings we discovered a fact which has long been known, and that is the funeral service of the average Grand Lodge is most unsatisfactory. No one seems to have the remedy. Most suggestions for improvement concern substituting words. For example, Virginia would deposit the apron "with the body of our deceased brother" instead of "in the grave of our deceased brother"; they would eliminate the "earth to earth, dust to dust, ashes to ashes"; instead of saying "unto the grave we resign the body," it would now read "unto his Maker we resign the body"; instead of saying "and now surround the grave of our deceased brother," it will become "and now surround the mortal remains." Germany: There may have been a time when the organization of a military lodge in Germany could have been regarded as a necessity, but that day is gone and with the return of organized Freemasonry in Germany there ;ue a sufficient number of German lodges, widely scattered, to accommodate all candidates who desire to receive degrees. Lodges working in an area where is an established grand lodge are a source of potential difficulties, and this problem is now corning to the fore. Sometime ago Connecticut gave a dispensation for Stuttgart American Lodge V.D., which meets at 22 Kriegsbergstr, Stutl:gart, Germany; the date of the dispensation was May II, 1947, and the dispensation was continued for nine years. This lodge was under the leadership of Brother Peter M. Rasmussen, who is actively identified with German Freemasonry. So far the lodge has served a very useful purpose for making Freemasons of those in the armed forces. The report of this lodge shows courtesy degrees conferred for two Missouri lodges-John R. Craig, Galena Lodge No. 515, and Edwin Koplin, Jr., Rushville Lodge No. 238. The proceedings stated: Stuttgart American Grand Lodge will be closed in due and ancient form, and [or the last time, 22 March, 1956, but it will live on in the memory of hundreds of American Masons who have received their degrees in this lodge.

Oregon Military Lodge V.D., which works in Frankfurt, Germany, has given more than $1,000.00 for Masonic charities. The Grand Lodge at its 1956 communication continued the dispensation. Rhode Island was one of the earliest in the German field; it established a lodge in Berlin, April 25, 1947 and chartered it May 17, 1948 as Berlin Lodge No. 46. On April 30, 1956, it has a membership of 344, an increase of 33 for the year. Texas, at its 1956 communication, continued the dispensation of Ort Bavarian Lodge V.D., located at Munich. Hawaii: The Grand Lodge of California first entered the Hawaiian Is!.ands in 1852, when it chartered Hawaii Lodge No. 21; there are now 8 lodg'~s located on the four major islands, all working under the Grand Lodge of California. The brethren in Hawaii feel they deserve to have a grand lodge, believing it would produce greater unity, secure greater uniformity, and save


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travel to and from Grand Lodge. What they petition for is a District Deputy Grand Master on the Islands; this would undoubtedly lead to the formation of a Grand Lodge later. It is apparent that the California brethren are not particularly enthusiastic about giving up the Hawaiian group. Honorary Membership: An enthusiastic brother in Arizona, who had been a worker in the DeMolay organization, thought that Frank S. Land, organizer of the DeMolay, should be given honorary membership in the Grand Lodge. The committee said: We feel that recognition of any brother is an extremely high honor and should not be given lightly. In the past this Grand Lodge has only recognized Past Grand Masters of other jurisdictions. . . . This resolution does not go this far, but confers honors which are unprecedented and, so far as this committee is aware, are not customary in this or any other Grand Lodge. There are many other brethren throughout the Masonic world who are engaged in commendable projects and who would be equally entitled, at the whim of this Grand Lodge, to similar honors. We, therefore, deem that we would be establishing a controversial and unnecessary precedent. For these reasons, the committee disapproves the resolution.

Investments: Many Grand Lodges are becoming dissatisfied with the small rate of interest paid on government bonds and are gravitating toward other types of investment. In California, where they have an investment committee, they divide investments into three classes: Group 1,40 per cent to be invested in cash, bank account, U. S. obligations, State obligations or securities as constitute legal investments for California savings banks; group 2, 20 per cent may be invested in stocks which are regularly listed by the securities and exchange commission, or preferred stocks fully listed; group 3 is made up of 40 per cent which may be invested in common stocks which must be fully listed and registered on the exchange, or shares in investment trusts. The Grand Lodge of California has eleven million dollars invested under the above schedule. The Grand Lodge of Idaho, according to its audit, shows $,146,534.00 loaned to Masonic bodies. Israel: Past Grand Master Scully, of Arkansas, reports a visit to Israel. He made the trip from Tel Aviv to Haifa by train, by auto to Acre, the ancient city of the Crusaders, and there found an old camel stable which had been converted into a lodge room for Acre Lodge No. 36; here he saw Jews, Christians and Moslems working together in complete harmony, the Old and New Testaments and the Koran were on the altar; he saw two candidates, one a Jew, the other a Moslem, receive the Entered Apprentice degree in Scotland's working of the York Rite. Life Membership: Life memberships are often 'fraught with danger, so Grand Lodges are becoming increasingly aware of the necessity for limitations on such membership. In Florida, such restrictions have been created, and life membership cannot be secured for less than $200.00; this money must be set aside by the lodge and invested in bonds or savings. Under no circumstances are lodges exempt from payment of Grand Lodge per capita. Liquor: Oregon finds many Of its temple associations renting their facilities to groups who serve intoxicating beverages. As a result, most of the recent rental agreements provide that no intoxicating beverages may be served. Some of the trouble in Oregon is created by a section of the law which provides that petitioners may not be accepted who are engaged in the liquor business,


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with the proviso "if it is not the main business conducted." The Grand Master believed that their position would be strengthened by striking out the reference to "main business." Masonic Home: Ohio reports 530 residents of the Masonic Home, which it is said is the limit of thei~ facilities. A committee said: When you bring a group in any home with an average age of seventy-eight to eighty, no matter what their mental condition may be when they come in, it is an absolute certainty that within a certain number of years there will come to many an inevitable mental breakdown. I call your attention to this for the reason that we are not equipped to care for mental illness, if it goes beyond the stage of merely being fuzzy and somewhat irresponsible.

Someone asked why they had gotten away from the care of children, and the answer was: "We have not, and when I came on the Board twenty-one years ago we had 200 children. For a great many years that was our outsl:anding problem.... We have come to the point where we have seven." Probably the greatest Masonic homes in the world are those maintaintd by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. They now house 640 people, more than half of whom are unaccompanied women, and by this it means widows, mothers and wives of Master Masons; there are only 40 children. The average age of the adults is eighty years and five months. To house and feed that many individuals is some problem; costs are constantly increasing, salaries have to be increased and pensions seem to be in the line of modern trend. With 273 employees on the payroll this in itself is no small problem. Masonic Service Association: The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania has, by official act, become a member of the Masonic Service Association. Mormonism: We think we can note a lessening in the attitude of the G,rand Lodge of Utah toward the followers of Brigham Young. An article by Mervin Hogan) under the heading "Time and Change," discusses fully the Mo:rmon situation. Investigation has shown that some of the pamphlets which attract the church were "sensational balderdash." It is said "there is a great deal of evidence that the Temple ritual has been considerably altered over a period of years." Past Master Degree: There are still several jurisdictions which confer the degree of Past Master. This is not to be construed as the same as the degree conferred in the body of a Royal Arch Chapter. Two states report conferring the degree during 'he year-Florida and West Virginia, and there are others. Petitions: In order to check on individuals who have petitioned and been rejected in Masonic bodies, the Grand Lodge of South Carolina is considering a requirement which would cause all petitions to be passed through the hands of the Grand Secretary for check and approval. Research Lodges: Several grand lodges are dangling with the idea of forming research lodges, not anticipating the great amount of work to be done to keep an organization going and furnish the financial support necessary. Arkansas annually prints, as part of its proceedings, the work of its research lodge. The membership of the lodge is so small as to be negligible.... A research lodge was proposed in Nebraska and the matter is being investigated.... Wyoming refused to approve the formation of such a lodge. Ritual: Of all the unusual requests, this one from a Kentucky lodge carries


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off the palm: "We would like to know if it would be permissible to use a tape recorder to help put on the third degree; also to use it to practice." In discussing the matter of ritual, the instructor of work in Pennsylvania said: . It is my opinion that every member, whether candidate or Master Mason, should be able to prove himself of the degree he has obtained. . . . He should have a clear mental picture of the ceremony A picture so clear and definite that he can describe it in his own words Of what use or help is it to the average member to memorize 18,798 words of our ritual for the three degrees, especially when so few members of even our smaller lodges can hope ever to have the opporwnity to use them in the work of the lodge.... '''ould it not be far better to use his time and yours to tell him somewhat of the history of Freemasonry, its philosophy, its symbolism? Tell him what it means to be a Mason, interpret for him the meaning of the circumambulation, the hoodwink, the obstructions, the cabletow and the climax of the Master Mason's degree. More time for instruction of this kind for our candidates will go farther toward making Masons of our material than all the words memorized with no real knowledge of the thoughts they are to convey.

Several lodges have become involved in l~w suits. There is no place in Masonic ritual for roughness, but there are always those humorists who can see fun in any situation. In South Dakota it is said: The drama is so significant that every participant should strive to his utmost to assure that nothing will detract from its potential value to the candidate. Unfortunately, some of the actors apparently do not realize the purpose and meaning of this. They seem to consider some horse-play necessary to satisfy their low sens~ of humor. Whatever the motive, if any, everyone in Masonry suffers when that attitude is assumed. It is our belief that Masters of lodges should be held strictly accountable for any infraction of our rules. Segregation: That the feeling toward segregation is becoming a hot subject is proven in the action of a Georgia lodge, where we learn, "Clyo Lodge No. 280 petitioned the Grand Master for leave to have every Mason in Georgia petition the Supreme Court of the United States to change its segregation ruling of May 17, 1954." The Grand Master very properly held that such an act would be a political action prohibited by Grand Lodge law. Trial: An echo of the California situation, wherein certain members of the fraternity w~re charged with commercialism, appears in the District of Columbia proceedings, citing the conviction of an expelled brother by the Grand Lodge of California. He was a dual member, holding membership in \!\Tashington Centennial Lodge. One of the facts alleged was that the defendant ,,,,as engaged in the soliciting and selling of a book called "The Great Message," issued by the Acacia Press, whose stationery bore a Masonic emblem and was sent out to non-Masons. The brother was expelled. Miscellaneous: The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Arizona presents to each newly chartered lodge in Arizona a large silk American Flag with standard. . . . California' has consistently refus/ed to charter lodges using the Spanish language, stating:

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A tort action of $100,000.00 was brought against a Connecticut lodge and building association of West Haven. The suit was settled by payment of .$6,000.00 temporarily advanced by the Grand Lodge. Reviewer Cook, of the District of Columbia, tells what Freemasons are worrying about these days: 'What are Freemasons worrying about? 'Ve are living too long, thereby filling beyond capacity Masonic homes. Too many men are joiners, not builders. Ma-onic illiteracy is widespread. The doctrine of physical perfection in man is. endangering Masonic growth. A wooden leg disturbs acceptance of a candidate, but a wooden head may shed no slivers. 'Ve are worried lest the lower end of man, not the upper, is made of ash or maple, if not cork-but unmindful of an ivory pate. Old H.C.L. affects everything including lodge dues and members decline to up them. If it isn't chain letters, it now is chain prayers. Automatic suspension for npd is liahle to make some political Mason mad. Dual membership is c\ sop to the rich. The Master's hat too often looks like it came from the gutter rather than the haberdasher. Should rilllals be coded, ciphered or discarded? One noted PGM "kids" a colleague for being painted in oil with a Masonic emblern in his lapel not the square and compasses. Landmarks of yesterday are outmoded today. The "ancient" needs modernizing. Why f5rovide pensions for Masonic empl('yees? These are some of the things Masonic leaders are worrying about.

The District of Columbia annually conducts a "Night of Thrills." It is held in Griffith Stadium, which the late Clark C. Griffith donated for the use of Masonic purposes. The profit last year was $27,844. In appreciation for the use of the Stadium, a Masonic Night was held July 2, 1956, to witness a game 'with the Boston Red Sox. A valuable feature of proceedings is the death list, which is essential for historical purposes and which is being omitted by many jurisdictions. Under recent law in Florida, this list is to be provided hereafter sho""ing name and number of lodge and date of birth. The Grand Master of Idaho was asked whether a petition signed by a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints should be received. The lodge was informed that there was nothing in Masonic law to prevent reception of the petition, but it was suggested that the lodge look further into the character of the petitioner. It was in this jurisdiction that we find the following statement: \Ve are sorry to report that all the books taken out of our Gra.nd Lodge library, thirty-two important ones, have not been returned. . . . Last spring one of our lodges conferred a degree on a candidate who happened to be a young prose-_ cming attorney. The degree team was a group of Past Masters. One of them became so enthused that in impressing the candidate he crushed a disc in the latter's neck and paralyzed his right shoulder and arm. The candidate was an excaptain in the U. S. Marines and probably stiffened and resisted, but this was no excuse for what happened. He had to be operated on several weeks later and the crushed disc removed. To date it has cost him well over a thousand dollars, which he cannot afford. The mind, and not the neck, is the place for education.

Reviewer Davis, of Idaho, said he had the intention at the beginning of the year to use the topical form of review, but soon found that such a procedure would require many files and cross indexes and a lot more work. As to the holding of Sunday meetings, he adds: A few states insist that all concordant bodies comply with regulations governing


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blue lodges. This precludes any meetings on Sunday. Many good. church men might think twice before petitioning if they see or read about the "high-up" Masons assembling to confer degrees on Sunday.

Illinois has completed a ten year survey of statistics in that jurisdiction. Since the conclusion of World War II there has been a startling reduction in membership, fewer candidates and more suspensions. We have watched the Illinois situation for several years and it is our belief that they have drifted into a situation where ritual means more than R proper explanation of the objectives of Freemasonry. We cannot overlook the fine work they are doing in their Masonic homes, because it is so very commendable. Our friend Lawrence, the reviewer, thinks we could not find anything constructive in his proceedings. He is entirely wrong. There are many things in the proceedings that are constructive, but not unusual. We refer only to those things in proceedings which we think might be improved. Iowa lists its ten oldest Freemasons. At the top of the list is W.O. H opkins who was made a Master Mason at Hartford, Iowa, April 11, 1878. The Grand Master of Kansas recommended an increase of $1.00 per member for a period of five years to assist in maintaining the Kansas Masonic Home. . . . In Kentucky a brother who had been suspended for mo.re than twenty years wanted to reinstate with the idea of entering the Old Masons Home; he was past ninety years of age. His mind was about gone and he was feeble. The Grand Master informed his lodge that they would be doing the ninety-eight thousand Freemasons in Kentucky a great injustice if they should take him back. Reviewer Charles A. Keith of Kentucky, believes we should abolish the term "profane" as applied to non-members, and in this we can agree; the general public does not know the meaning of the word as used Masonically and it could very easily be misunderstood. It will be recalled that a large part of the storm Audrey passed through the city of Cameron, Louisiana; there is a lodge there with 66 members. Reviewer Pollard, of Maine, has a notion that the Missouri correspondent is leveling some criticism at his jurisdiction. If Brother Pollard wishes to write us personally we shall be glad to refer him to the gentlemen we regard as "small men," who stand in the way of Masonic progress. 'Ve fail to note the name Pollard in that list, and we do not at all mind his calling us a "pronounced liberal," for over the years we have become just that and did so because we have visited many of these jurisdictions and have met personally the men who are carrying on Masonic activities under great difficulties. "VC believe Brother Pollard would be a liberal too if he had had these experiences. The Grand Lodge of Maryland is operating on the same per capita tax that it received in 1892.... The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts held a special communication in Boston, July 22, 1955, for the reception of foreign visitors. Massachusetts presented a seventy-five year bar to their Brother Charles TVesley Thiery, born October 26, 1850. There have been significant developments in the Massachusetts inheritance law which will now permit individual lodges to receive the full benefit of legacies without deduction for inheritance tax. The Supreme Court held that a Massachusetts lodge was a charitable institution and that the tax cannot be applie4, even though the bequest was given without restriction. The Grand Secretary of Montana announced during the annual communiJ


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cation that there was a brother in the lobby who was carrying a receipt from a number of organizations in New York and who had had an automobile accident; his mother was in the hospital, seriously in need of a blood transfu:;ion; five brethren immediately responded to the call. The Grand Orator of Nevada told his hearers that the fraternity must hold a brother's interest from the first moment he enters a Masonic lodge: Large bodies hold down the opportuniL y [or more brothers to work an(1 we then [ail to develop the leadership in all brothers who do possess these latent qualities. In a lodge of 100 the brother has seven times the opportunity that is presented in a lodge of 700.

The Grand Lodge of New Jersey annually observes the Feast of St. John the Evangelist; 864 brethren were present at this celebration on December 10, 1955. The Grand Lodge of New York has a sales department supplying lodges with necessary paraphernalia and supplies at cost. They sold more than $140,000.00 worth of supplies during the year, and you will be interested in :;o.me of the things sold. There were 6,830 Bibles, 6,691 lambskin aprons, 16,700 paper aprons, 1,104 Masonic books, 59 rings, 872 buttons, 167 gavels, etc. The Grand Lodge of North Dakota has a fine library. An examination of its report shows that more people are interested in Masonic history and philosophy than any other subject. The late 'Valter L. Stockwell gave $30,000.00 to this library. Oklahoma has its own print shop, operated by the boys in the Masonic Home. During the year, the total income was $45,000.00, with a net income of $1,888.00. The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania has a large investment in St. Louis, Missouri, property; proceedings record the sale of onc piece of property for $9,000.00; it includes lots 7,8,9, 10, 11,12, 13 in city block 2991. In South Dakota nominations are made for official position; an attempt to consolidate the stations of Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer failEd of adoption .... Tennessee has had trouble with its Oak Ridge Lodge No. 744; it is now defunct, and a new lodge has been organized to take its place, to be known as Faith Lodge No. 756. The funds of the former lodge, totaling $21,886.00, have been turned over to the new lodge. Texas has a Grand Lodge publication. The cost of publication and distribution of the magazine has increased from $1.65 to $1.90 per subscriber; the average circulation per issue is 30,754.... The Grand Lodge of Vermont has received an oil portrait of Noah Smith, Grand Master in 1794. Little did they realize the value of the painting until a few years ago, when a curator of the Chicago Art Institute appraised it and found it has sales value of between five and ten thousand dollars.... Grand Secretary Hillman, of Virginia, asked in the proceedings: "Is Masonry too cheap?" Then he goes on to show that 32 lodges which charge fees of $100.00 or more had 33.4 per cen,- net gain in membership; the 47 lodges charging $40.00 had 6.6 per cent; 22 lodges with fees $35.00, had approximately 1 per cent net gain. It is very apparent that the lodges which place a high value on Masonry are proceeding well, the lodges which do not arc either standing still or losing ground. Virginia publishes the Masonic Herald at a cost for printing and mailing for the year, of $21,926.00. Many Virginia Masons do not receive the publication.


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FOREIGN RECOGNITION There has been a great increase in the number of recognitions extended since the publication of the pamphlet "Regular, Irregular and Clandestine Grand Lodges": Argentina: Recognized by Georgia. Austria: Recognized by Iowa. Belgium: Recognized by Oklahoma. Brazil: Pernambuco recognition denied by Alabama. Action on Brazilian lodges postponed by Delaware. China: Recognized by Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia. Action postponed by Georgia, New York. Colombia: Cartagena recognition denied by Alabama; postponed by Connecticut; Florida takes no action; action deferred by Iowa; recognized by New Hampshire. France: Grand Lodge recognized by Michigan; action on Grand Lodge deferred by Iowa. National Grand Lodge recognized by New Hampshire, Utah. Germany: Berlin postponed by Arkansas; denied by Delaware. Greece: Recognized by Iowa. Guatemala: Action postponed by Alabama. No action by Florida. Holland: Recognized by New Mexico. Israel: Recognized by Iowa. Italy: Grand Orient recognized by Arizona, Texas (recognition of Moroli group withdrawn) . Action deferred by Kentucky. Liberia: Action deferred by Iowa. Mexico: Baha, Calif. recognition denied by Alabama. Valle de Mexico regarded as schismatic by California, recognized by Connecticut; recognition of all Mexican Grand Lodges postponed by Delaware, and deferred by Iowa. Nuevo Leon recognized by Idaho. Nicaragua: Recognition postponed by Georgia. Peru: Recognized by Virginia. Salvador: Recognized by Iowa. Santa Domingo: Recognition denied by Alabama, Louisiana, Maine. Recognized by New Hampshire and California; action postponed by Connecticut, Texas. Scandinavia: Finland recognized by Rhode Island, Utah; refused by Maryland; postponed by South Carolina. Iceland recognized by Arkansas, California, Florida, Oregon, Texas, Virginia. Norway recognized by Alabama, District of Columbia, New Mexico. Switzerland: Swiss Alpina recognized by Georgia, Kansas, New Mexico, Tennessee. Tasmania: Recognized by New Hampshire; now recognized by all USA except Arkansas, Georgia, and Maryland. Turkey: Action deferred by Iowa; postponed by New York. Uruguay: Recognition withdrawn by Texas. Venezuela: Recognized by Virginia.

The Utah reviewer, explaining the situation of their grand Lodge and that of Ireland, said: Ireland is an anomaly, since we have authorized fraternal recognitIOn which she rejects because for many years we have recognized the Grand Lodge of France, in addition to the National Grand Lodge of that country. This situation Brother Dobbs, who represented both France Grand Lodges, felt would work out in time with the unification of the two, removing our Irish brethren's objections.


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MISSOURIANS Leslie M. Green, Grand Master of Arkansas, married a Missouri girl, Gertrude Goforth, of Hornet, Missouri, Lee Gan-ell) Grand Master of Arizona in 1948, was born in Missouri Harold L. Reader is noted as a visitor at the 1956 communication of the Grand Lodge of Illinois.... Glen P. Wilson) Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, was born at Gallatin, Missouri, in 1896, and remained a resident of this state eighteen days, ... Among visitors to the Grand Lodge of Kentucky was Past Grand Master Skelly of Missouri. . . . Visiting the Grand Lodge of Maine, in 1956, was Frank S. Land) of Kansas City, who received a Drummond service medal. Nebraska proceedings show the photo of Past Grand Master Orestes /I1'itchell, of Missouri, receiving the bronze Jordan medal. . . . Our legal friend, Han-y Gershenson, who represents the Grand Lodge of Ohio near the Grand Lodge of Missouri, was a visitor to the Ohio Grand Lodge in October, 1956. . . . Theodore Henry Steffens) a native of St. Louis, died December 19, 1956; he was head of the Sand Springs (Okla.) Orphanage which has cared for morc than 600 children and 1,600 widows. The Grand Lodge of Oklahoma presented a seventy-five year Masonic pin to George O. Leopold) a member of Muskogee Lodge No. 28, residing in Auxvasse, Missouri; the Oklahoma delegation made a trip to Missouri to present the pin at a dinner attended by 150 Missouri Freemasons; Brother Leopold died the following day. The address of welcome to the Grand Lodge of Washington was given by Brother William E. Hansen, a member of a Missouri lodge (No. 18). At present he is city manager of Kennewick.

DISTINGUISHED FREEMASONS Brother James E. Folsom, Governor of Alabama, extended a greeting to the Grand Lodge on the occasion of its annual communication. . . . The Crand Master of California refers to the distinguished guests at the Grand Masters dinner in Washington; the list included Chief Justice Em'l Warren, Past Grand Master, and U. S. Senators Knowland and Kuchel. ... Introduced at the Grand Lodge of Delaware was the former Mayor of Wilmington and former Governor, Waller W. Bacon, PGM. The Grand Lodge was addressed by Governor and Brother Caleb Boggs; the present Mayor of Wilmington, Brother August F. Wah, gave an address of welcome. Governor Robert E. Smylie, a member of Boise Lodge No.2, was introduced at the Grand Lodge of Idaho.... Massachusetts had a long list of distinguished visitors at their annual communication, and most of them made addresses; one was by Brother Sinclair Weeks, Secretary of Commerce; from England came Sir A llan Adair) Assistan t Grand Master of the Un ited Grand Lodge of England; the Earl of Eglinton and Winton)' Lord MacDonald) Grand Master of Masons in Scotland; Sir Sydney White) Grand Secreta.ry of the United Grand Lodge; Alexander F. Buchan) Grand Secretary of Scotland; Senator Leverett Saltonstall) of Massachusetts; Lt. Gov. Sumner G. Whittier) of Massachusetts. In response to a telegram of sympathy, the Grand Lodge of Nebraska had a mess~gc from President Dwight ~ise1!.~owerexpressinghis appreciation.... The Masonic religious services, March II, 1956, were attended by U. S. Sena-


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tor Carl E. Mundt, of South Dakota, and Solictor General Simon E. SobelofJ. . . . President Eisenhower sent a congratulatory telegram on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of New York, King Gustav VI did likewise, and there was a message from Gov. AvercH Harriman. Sir Ernest H. Cooper, President of the Board of General Purposes of the United Grand Lodge of England, was awarded the Grand Lodge medal for distinguished achievement; he is a member of Canada Lodge No. 352, and chairman of the Gillette Industries. Major General Jacob Edward Smart was created a Mason at sight, December 30, 1955, by the Grand Master of South Carolina.... Joseph Cordell Carr (lodge No. 414), Secretary of State, represented Brother Frank G. Clement, a member of No. 468, and Governor of Tennessee, at the annual communication of Tennessee, the Governor being absent on a speaking engagement in New York. . . . Governor and Brother J. Bracken Lee delivered an interesting address on current topics before the Grand Lodge of Utah at its 1956 communication. The Vermont Grand Lodge award was given to Brother John Spargo, a native of Cornwall, England, a member of the operative Stone Masons Society in England, and an active worker in labor unions abroad; he has been a Mason thirty-five years, is a past master of Mt. Anthony Lodge No. 13, and Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of Vermont. ... Brother Lee S. Tillotson, past master of Franklin Lodge No.4 and senior living Past Grand Master of Vermont, was given the Philip C. Tucker award; he served as Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard and in the Judge Advocate Department of the U. S. Army, with the rank of Colonel. He is the author of a military text book. Brother George Edward Bushnell, Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite N. j., was similarly honored. Ghief Justice John C. Sherburne was given a Grand Lodge .honor award; he is past master of Phoenix Lodge No. 28 in Vermont and was the first Rhodes scholar selected in Vermont. ... When the United States Flag was presented at the altar in the Grand Lodge of Virginia, the pledge of allegiance was repeated, led by the Grand Master, after which Rear Admiral John W. W. Cumming delivered a splendid tribute to the Flag. . . . A portrait of Dr. Robert S. Barrett was presented to the Grand Lodge ,of Virginia. Dr. and Mrs. Barrett have given more than a million dollars to the Barrett Foundation for charitable and educational purposes. Ronald W. Meier, Grand Master of Washington, is the son of a distinguished father, Walter F. Meier, who was at one time in the line to become Grand Master of the General Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters.... In the Wisconsin proceedings is an article on John Brown, of Osawatomie, which contains a new lead on the Masonic identity of the anti-slavery martyr. The same volume tells the story of Wm. Morgan's wife, at one time a resident of Independence, Missouri. A visitor at the Grand Lodge of Wyoming was Brother Everett T. Copenhaver, a past master of Ashlar Lodge No. 10, and present Secretary of State; at the time of the annual communication he was the acting Governor of Wyoming.

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Information and charges were brought to my attention that an organization reo quiring Masonic membership and calling itself the Sword of Bunker Hill was a great discredit to Masonry. I directed the lodge where this organization was meeting to prohibit any further meeting in their hall, and the principal office:, was summoned to show cause why I should not issue an edict prohibiting members from joining, or holding membership in it. Investigation revealed the order to be of rather recent origin, founded in Illinois with very fine sounding, patriotic purposes. I found that parts of the ritual were vulgar and embarrassing.

California seems to have more than its share of disciplinary troubles. The 1956 proceedings report that the Potentate of a Shrine Temple was ordered to be tried, but previous to the trial a ceremonial had been planned. The Imperial Potentate cancelled the affair, consulted with the Grand Master, and as a result an edict was published which, in essence, declared that no Freemason could join or take part in any ceremony in this Temple until an entirely new Divan of line officers had been installed. As a result, two members were suspended and one acquitted. During a western Shrine convention, in Reno, Nevada, there was a wide distribution of lewd stickers advertising the Aahmes Temple Patrol. A letter was ordered sent to all the Shrine membership apologizing for the glaring departure from Masonic standards. The executive secretary of the 1950 Shrine convention committee was accusl~d of misappropriating $7,000.00 of its funds, failed to account for $1,020.00 in travelers cheques, and many other specifications not necessary to list. The expense of the lodge trial amounted to more than $2,000.00. Another Noble was ordered to appear for trial; it seems he had been sponsoring a publication reporting to be Masonic and receiving monies for an annual Shrine charity game; he was expelled. Grand Master Edgar V. Stewart wrote a letter, December 29, 1955, to the then Imperial Potentate, referring to certain violations. He said: It is my opinion that the violations of the laws which were intended to correct various abuses in California were deliberate. This would seem so especially in light of apologies tendered by members of the AI Bahr Divan. I understand you have requested the Potentate to resign and that he has refused. It is my opinion that the activities of the Shrine, or any organization, that bases its membership on being Masons is under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge oh matters that relate to enforcement of Grand Lodge laws or that affect public relations or public opinion. 路The primacy of the Grand Lodge must be maintained.

California obtained judgment against the Masonic World Publishing Company for misuse of the -word "Masonic." ... While California lodges are permitted to sponsor chapters of DeMolay, such sponsorship is only to entail the providing of competent adult leadership and no lodge can use lodge funds in connection with the sponsorship. The Grand Master of Colorado permitted the Knights of Columbus to meet in a Masonic hall "deeming the Knights of Columbus as qualifying as a moral or benevolent association," and adding: If you believe permission Lo use the hall will create good will toward the lodge and will not disrupt the harmony of your community, then you may proceed. These are matters that the lodge must decide upon for itself and for which it will assume responsibility.


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Later we find that they did use the hall. The Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets (Grotto) was refused permission to form a Grotto in New Mexico. The Grand Master of Ohio received a complaint about a Grotto in Cincinnati, the complaint being that the choristers of that organization sold tickets for a card party; later it was shown that the card party was a raffle, one of the prizes being a bottle of Bourbon whiskey. They tried to avoid responsibility by stating that the raffle was carried on by the women-folk of the membership. The Grand Master was sorry that the Grotto members hid behind their ladies and found no reasonable excuse for the conduct of certain of the brethren. Freemasons at the Sheppard Air Base, in Texas, were forbidden by the Grand Lodge of Texas to organize a Masonic Club. This Grand Lodge also denied recognition of an Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and all who were members of the organization were ordered to immediately withdraw. Out in Washington, the Grand Lodge had complaints from brethren concerning the Order of True Kindred, composed of both men and women, "displaying signs, symbols and insignia which were peculiar to Freemasonry." The Grand Master quotes from the ritual of the Order. His recommendation was that "this group be declared to be a clandestine group and no regular Masons, whose membership is in a lodge of this jurisdiction, can hold membership therein." The Grand Master also reported that he had a complaintConcerning the activities of a local unit of one of' the youth organizations which. predicates its membership directly upon Masonic connection and so advertises itself to the public. On investigation I find that the group was conducting a raffle, selling tickets to the general public upon the streets of Seattle. . . . Hoping that Stale officers would take steps to stop the illegal activities of the group, I did nothIng for a time, but the raffle con'tinued. . . . It was, therefore, necessary for me to inform the brother who was one of the State heads that unless the raffies were discontinued I would exercise the inherent right of the Grand Master and interdict any Mason from having any connection with such organization.

MASONIC IGNORANCE We continue to hear grand masters referring to "Grand Jurisdictions." There is no such animal; a grand lodge has jurisdiction; a lodge has jurisdiction-BUT there is nothing GRAND about it. We have some individuals who delight in grandiloquent titles-grand janitors-grand auditors; seemingly everyone who has a contact with grand lodge acquires thereby a grand. But to combine a "Grand" jurisdiction with the spelling "Jourisdiction" seems to be the climax; yet we have a letter from the head of a jurisdiction who refers thus to his empire. A high up in grand council circles writes the word assembly four times-spelling it "assembley." We have been asked many times to be the "principle" speaker. Another jurisdiction is going to observe, according to its headman, a "sentenial"-and to end the communication signs it "fraternaly." Haven't you heard a speaker refer to a SKISM? While the word is spelled "schism" it is pronounced "SIZ-im." And we have not mentioned the stewarts, the marshalls, and a host of others.


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RECENT STATISTICS Albin Anderson of New York, who spends his leisure hours from the bank in which he works in composing Masonic statistics, has issued his usual July IS, 1957 summary. It shows in the United States (1956): 15,725 4,053,323 135,013 3,415 1,391 1,609 220 154 214

Lodges Members Raised Master Masons Chapters Royal Arch Masons Councils of R. & S. Masters Commanderies, Knights Templar Consistories, A.A.S.R. Shrines Grottos

As a general statement, the number'of initiates decreased over the previous year (1955) but total membership in all bodies has increased. The large grand lodges are: New York Ohio Pennsylvania Illinois Texas Indiana Michigan Massachusetts Missouri

306,285 279,412 255,269 249,939 233,647 184,616 175,234 130,901 123,745 (9th)

Kansas and New Jersey are the only other two states having more than 100,000 members. Missouri ranks IIth in chapter membership, 8th in council membership, 8th in commandery membership, 12th in consistory membership, and 9th in Shrine membership. The national increase in Master Mason membership runs at 1.1 per cent per year for the last two years, but with a noticeable decrease in the number raised per year, a figure reflected throughout the other groups.

VEST'S EULOGY TO THE DOG Warrensburg, Mo., is planning to erect a monument to "Old Drum," the dog made famous in a celebrated trial, held in 1870; the trial would never have been known to the outside world but for the speech made by a celebrated Freemason-George Graham Vest.

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A bronze monument to commemorate a hound dog-a Missouri hound dog!! Yes, that is what the citizens of \V'arrensburg, Mo., wish to do, and for which they are seeking donations from all friends of dogs wheresoever situate. The movement has the support of the chamber of commerce of that city and the appeals are being made on radio and television. Yet, the man who made "Old Drum" famous lies under a very unpretentious stone in the local cemetery. Vest was a native Kentuckian, born at


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Frankfort in that state, December 6, 1830; for that day, he had an excellent education, graduating at Centre College and Transylvania University (1853). It was by chance he became a Missourian, for he had started for California, when at the little town of Georgetown, Mo., he was detained by a stagecoach accident. It was there he defended a Negro on a murder charge; while the Negro was freed, yet was he hung-we should say lynched. And the young lawyer found it advisable to leave town. In 1856 he opened a law office in Boonville, Mo.; in 1860 he was elected to the Missouri legislature, and likewise a presidential elector. In the legislature he showed his southern interest by introducing resolutions favoring the South; he attended the "rebel legislature" in Neosho in 1861 when he resigned his Missouri legislature job to accept one as senator in the Southern Confederacy. When the war was over he returned to Missouri, opening a law office in Sedalia in partnership with Col. John F. Philips, and it was while in Sedalia that he became counsel for the plaintiff in the celebrated hound-dog case. There was nothing complex about the case. Lon Hornsby, a local character in that area had shot a hound dog-Old Drum-belonging to one Charles Burden; Burden took to the law to avenge Old Drum's death, hiring Col. Vest as his attorney. Vest, in a colorful address, praised the dog in such a way as to raise the emotions of the jury which turned in a verdict in favor of Vest's client. The trial took place in Warrensburg, Mo. in 1870, and 87 years later, the name of Old Drum and his defender is still a classic in Missouri. Later Vest was sent to Congress (1879), and returned three times. In 1903, he retired, locating at Sweet Springs, Mo., where on August 9, 1904, he passed away. In Congress he made a name for himself in working for the interest of national parks, fair treatment for the Indian, and the St. Louis Exposition of 1904. What did Vest say, in his closing remarks of the trial, which won the unanimous verdict of the jury? Gentlemen of the jury; the best friend a man has in this world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care, may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name, may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has, he may lose. It flies away from him when he needs it most. A man's reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads. The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog! A man's dog stands by him in prosperity, in health, and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground where the wintry winds blow, and the snow drives fierce, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come from encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wing and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. If fortune drives theOmaster forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of its company to guard against danger, to fight his enemies. And when comes the last scene, and death takes the master in his embrace and


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his body is laid away in the cold, cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true, eVI~n in death. The case was appealed to the supreme court, but they affirmed the decision of the lower court, upholding the decision of the jury, that "A dog is man's best friend." (Col. Vest was made a Royal Arch Mason February 28, 1868 in Sedalia (Mo.) Chapter No. 18; Col. Phillips, his law partner was likewise a Freemason.)

LAURENCE DERMOTT One of the great characters in history, who has had a great influence on modern day Freemasonry was Laurence Dermott, the Irishman, who went to London and was largely responsible for the establishment of the Grand Lodge of the Antients in competition with the Grand Lodge of the "Moderns" as Dermott termed them. It was Dermott who popularized the Royal Arch degree and so tied it up with the degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason, as to make it an integral part of the English system. His will, filed in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and proved at London, July 15, 1791, reads: . In the Name of God, Amen. t Laurence Dermott, of the Parish of Saint Botolph, Aldgate, in the County of Middlesex, Wine Merchant, being of sound mind and memory, make this my last Will and Testament. Item, I bequeath my Immortal Soul to the Immortal Creator of all thing;s, my body to the earth; and all my worldly riches I bequeath to my dearly beloved wife, Elizabeth Dermott, whom I appoint my whole and sale Executrix of this m;' Last Will and Testament, the fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy. Lau: Dermott (1..S.) Signed and sealed in the presence of Wm. Whitaker Frans Allen Will m Smith We have taken the liberty of quoting fully from the notes of Bro. W:itham Matthew Bywater (London, 1884) who made a careful study of Dermott and his work. According to Bywater, Laurence Dermott was born in Irela:nd in 1720; he was initiated in 1740 at the age of twenty, a procedure quitf: generally accepted as legal at that time. He served all of the offices in Lodge No. 26, Dublin, including that of secretary, and, June 24, 1746, was elected Master. He was a man of great capacity and social procliviti~s. He was yet a ~lOung man when he came to London, poor in purse, but wealthy in ideas. That he was fairly well educated is shown in his correspondence and writings; his handwriting is indicative of a firm and vigorous character. He gave Masonic lectures and wrote songs, many of these songs appearing as an appendix to various Masonic books which he wrote. Not only, did he write songs-he sang them in a good round Irish voice. " He achieved literary and Masonic fame in 1756 by writing a book which


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will ever keep his name bright in Freemasonry-the Ahiman Rezon, or "Help to a Brother." It was immediately accepted as the official guide of the Antients and went through several editions, including one printed by Benjamin Franklin. What Anderson's Constitutions was to the Moderns, Dermott's book was to the Antients. Dermott was never a wealthy man, therefore his charity is the more remarkable; within two years after his arrival in London we find him contributing ,$25 to a fund to aid a deserving brother. Later on he presented to the Grand Lodge a throne, which evi9.ently cost a bit of money. He gave all of the profits made from the sale of his book for the benefit of Charity. It is said of him: His Masonic ability was great, and his knowledge of Craft and Royal Arch was considerable. Lecturing frequently, installing officers, adjudicating continually, combatting with opponents and refuting false charges, which in those days were continually preferred against him; for in spite of his good qualities, it was part of his nature, by his vigorous and straightforward conduct, to bring upon himself adverse criticisms, and to pr~voke jealousies and aversions which have lasted to the present day. He was certainly not mealy-mouthed, some of his replies being pungent, not a little acrimonious, but always incisive, especially in matters concerning the regularity of proceedings of Grand Lodge. This independence of thought and action, which he thus asserted so freely within certain limits, enabled him to exercise an extraordinary influence over Grand Lodge; and the great success of the Antients at this time was due in a large measure to the untiring zeal of Dermott, who for years swayed its rulings, ever impelling forward, staunch for its rights and the old traditions of Masonry.

Thus it was that Dermott became responsible for the retention of the old traditions--which included, of course, the recognition of Royal Arch Masonry. Dermott was a good citizen; his sympathies were with William Pitt, and from this we may deduce that'he was a supporter of both church and state as accepted in those days. He appeared at the Griffin, Holborn, February 5, l752, in Grand Committee; he was then a man of thirty-two years of age. He found here officers of Lodges Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, being representatives of all lodges in London and adjacent thereto. When Dermott arrived in England, he affiliated with Lodge No.9 of the Antients, first having affiliated with a Modern Lodge. The office of Grand Secretary having become vacant, Dermott was elected. His records are very interesting, and quite explanatory. On March 4, 1752, appears one entry which has been oft quoted: Complaints made against Thomas Phealon and John Mackey, better known by the name of "leg of Mutton Masons."

It appeared that the two mentioned had initiated several persons, the consideration being the payment of a leg of mutton. Both parties claimed to have a knowledge of the Royal Arch, but investigation showed that they knew nothing of this degree. This is said to have been the first mention of the Royal Arch in the records of the Antient Grand Lodge. In April 1752 the Grand Committee met to go over by-laws for private lodges; several were compared with those of Dermott's Irish Lodge No. 26, and it was found that the latter were the most satisfactory. Later, Dermott


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installed officers' of the Grand Lodge "in the manner which he had learned from Br. Edward Spratt, the celebrated Grand Secretary of Ireland." As an example of the influence of Dermott, we read in the records of the Grand Lodge, September 2, 1752, that the Grand Lodge was formed into a Lodge of Master Masons that they might hear a lecture from the Grand Secretary. It is highly probable that it was Dermott who inspired the Grand Lodge to select "some honourable Antient Brother to accept the honour of the Grand Mastership or Recommend us to another." Several. names were proposed including the Earl of Chesterfield; Dermott was one of a committee named to contact his Lordship. An example of the power of Dermott in swaying his hearers is shown in an address which he made before Grand Lodge concerning an ancient manuscript which had corne to his attention. The Grand Lodge wanted to express its thanks to Dermott, but the objectors thought otherwise stating: (that they) protested against any thanks or even approbation of the Secretary';) conduct, who, instead of being useful, had actually sung and lectured the Brethren out of their senses . . . Dermott could not resist replying and begged to be heard: he did not desire to continue in office longer than he should be found useful and if he was so unfortunate as to sing any Brother out of his senses, he :o.oped the Master in the Chair, and the Grand Committee would allow him an hour's time, and he would endeavor to sing them into their senses again. The request was granted; Dermott made good use of his time and all went away harmoniouslyI "July 13, 1753, the presiding officer thanked the Grand Secretary for the last new song which he had written and hoped Bro. Dermott would have another ready for the next St. John'S day. Dermott promised to do so. . . . February 6, 1754, the Grand Lodge voted a jewel to Dermott for his great service; while the jewel was to be Dermott's, the record states that he delivered it to his successor for the use of all succeeding Grand Secretaries. At Dennott's suggestion, jewels were purchased for all Grand Officers~ Dermott proposed. a plan whereby candlesticks might be purchased for Grand Lodge without expense to Grand Lodge, the money being secured by a tax on Lodge Warrants. But Dermott had his troubles. On March 2, 1757, the Grand Lodge heard an appeal from one John Hamilton who had been excluded, June 5, 1754; Hamilton being admitted set forth the unhappy state of. his mind caused by the exclusion, and stated: That the former complaints against him were all groundless and maIicioU3, and carried against him by the cunning arid wickedness of an Imposter, viz. Laurence Dermott, the Secretary, who had imposed on the whole craft in saying that he was regularly made in Ireland, &c., whereas the said Dermott was only a clandestine Mason, made by James Hagan and others at a house in Long Acre, some years before. That his whole drift was to keep the society in ignorance, and with his singing and tricks to lull them on until they had accumulated a considerable sum of money, and then to rob them. The Grand Master could not stand to see the Grand Secretary reviled in such a manner and ordered the Grand Secretary to make reply; the Grand


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Secretary arose and read a Grand Lodge regulation which stated that if a complaint be made against a brother by another brother; and he be found guilty, he should "stand to the determination of the Lodge; but if a complaint be made against a brother, wherein the accuser cannot support his complaint to conviction, such accuser shall forfeit such penalty as the person so accused might have forfeited had he been really convicted on such complaint." The Grand Secretary, addressing the Chair, said: This is the ancient and most equitable law made and observed by our ancestors, always approved and confirmed by you, and therefore by this Law I stand or fall.

The accuser was called to prove his assertion, and as a witness brought forth James Hagan who said that he had never taugh Dermott anything about the work and could not understand why Hamilton had brought him into the case. Then, a brother Rooke arose and said that he believed Hamilton was correct in making his accusation, because Hamilton had told him so. Then spoke the Grand Secretary: ' Right Worshipful Grand Master, and the rest of my worthy brethren here assembled: By my conduct hitherto, I hope you are convinced that I have not done any of you wrong. As to my intention of robbing you-this must be left to the great telltale Time, it being impossible to convince this lodge of my present way of thinking, much less what I may ask in the future. And as to the other charge of imposing on you and being made in a clandestine manner in London, I shall beg leave to have the present and past Masters of No.2 examined on that head, and I humbly and earnestly beg that the said Master and past Masters may be put to the Master Mason's test on this occasion.

These officers testified that Dermott had faithfully served all offices in a respectable lodge in the City of Dublin, prior to his coming to London and had never heard any charge laid against him. Another Brother testified that he had installed Dermott as Master, of Good Lodge No. 26, Kingdom of Ireland, June 24, 1746. Then Dermott produced a Certificate signed by Grand Secretary Edward Spratt of Ireland, under seal of the Grand Lodge, whereupon the Grand Lodge Resolved, it is the opinion of this Grand Lodge that John Hamilton, late of No. 19, is unworthy of being admitted into a Mason's Lodge or any other good Society and it is thereby ordered that the said John Hamilton shall not be admitted within the door of any Antient Lodge during his Life.

Dermott later resigned the Grand Secretaryship and accepted election as Deputy Grand Master (1771) he frequently presided over Grand Lodge in the absence of the Grand Master. He resigned office in 1787 and died in June 1791.

CHARITY Arkansas has its J. P. Hall Memorial Fund, created in 1931 by a brother who gave the Grand Lodge $40,000.00, the income from which was to be used for the higher education of those who could meet its requirements. These requirements are: Orphan boys in Arkansas, sons of Master Masons, graduates of high school and who have shown aptitude for further education; then came orphan girls, who are similarly qualified.


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The Grand Lodge of Arizona supports the Phoenix Masonic Relief As:;ociation which has now become the Masonic Sojourners Service Association. The Grand Lodge makes annual appropriation to this fund. . . . The Colorado Masonic Benevolent Fund Association shows investments of $2,180,435.00; its Jacobson Memorial Educational Fund has made student loans of $7,465.00; its Charles L. Young Memorial Scholarship Fund awards a $200.00 scholarship each year. In 1951 the Grand Lodge of Iowa received, under the terms of the will of Herman L. Rowley, the residue of an estate valued at from $6,000.00 to $8,000.00; it provided that a certain amount of the estate was to be used for the construction and equipment of a Masonic Home in Perry, Iowa. Certain heirs contested the will. Brother Rowley was born in Perry in 1874 and accumulated a considerable fortune. He provided that if the Grand Lodge did not proceed to utilize the bequest the money should revert to the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma. The trustees now report that the fund amounts to $754,259.00 and the home is now being erected in Perry, Iowa. . Massachusetts maintains a Masonic blood bank. In December, 1954:, the Grand Master reported the giving of four pints of blood to the wife of a brother who belonged to a lodge in Bombay, India, demonstrating that there were some things in life which money could not buy. This inspired th(: lady to make a contribution of $10,000.00 to the Masonic Home. Fifteen minutes after Grand Lodge had closed, and within an hour of the time the Grand Master had reported the incident, an official of the hospital came to his office and told him that the lady was back in the hospital and inquiring if it would be possible to secure more blood; her requirements were again met. She seemed to be recovering sufficiently to leave the hospital, when she suddenly passed away. Representatives of the Grand Lodge attended her fune:cal in New York and her husband was so appreciative that he told the lodge me~足 bers that prior to his wife's death she had made a new will in which she had made provision for an additional $10,000.00 to be set up in a trust fund, the principal of which, after her husband's death, would be divided betwe('ll the Masonic Home, the hospital and four other charities. The Masonic Home of Oklahoma reported a gift of $25,000.00 from Kenneth S. Adams, of Bartlesville. He is head of the Phillips Petroleum Company. The Lew Wentz bequest is estimated to be in excess of one million dollars; he 'left approximately one-fifth of his entire estate to the Masonic Charity Foundation. Freemasons of Oregon, to the number of 2,930, contributed 4,209 pints of blood to a blood bank. . . . Pennsylvania is trying out something new; it is "known as the Children's Service Committee. It conducts sessions for discussion of problems of the emotionally crippled child, regardless of race, creed or color, a work similar to that of Shrine hospitals for the physically crippled child; more than one hundred judges attended the first session of this juvenile court institute. We shall watch with interest as to its success. Several Masonic homes in different sections of the country come in for grants from the Ford Foundation. The Philadelphia Freemasons hospitals and the home at Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, were awarded a grant of $120,.500.00. One of the finest Freemasons ever produced in Pennsylvania is Brother George H. Deike, PGM, who for the seventh successive year has presented a


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gift of $5,000.00 to the Grand Lodge for the erection of Masonic buildings on the Home grounds. A new Masonic Temple in Summerville, South Carolina, was made possible largely through a bequest of $10,000.00 made by Brother Saul Alexander; as a tribute to Brother Alexander a new temple will be known as the Saul Alexander Memo~ial Building.

M1SS0URIANA "I'M FROM MISSOURI"

The Kansas City Star, in a column of Missouri notes tells of the origin of the expression-"Show me." Claim once was made by Gen. Emmett Newton of Missouri to having originated the pharse at Denver in 1892, when he was attending a convention of Knights Templars with his father. General Newton, then a boy, was collecting badges, and a man smiled at him and said: "I have a' better collection of badges than you, I'll bet." Newton instantly replied: "I'm from Missouri. You'll have to show me." Some historians have the saying going back to the Civil war, when a Confederate commander disputed a Northerner's boast as to the number of troops of the latter, when asked to surrender. The Confederate snapped: ''I'm from Missouri; you'll have to show me." BIGGER GETS BUTTON

The Hannibal Masonic Bulletin is our authority for the statement that on February II, 1957, Judge Byrne E. Bigger, PGM, received his 50-year Masonic button. Judge Bigger's father was also a past grand master of Missouri and a" close friend of General John J. Pershing, both being at one time residents of Laclede, Mo. FIRE DAMAGES LODGE HALL

News dispatches February I, 1957 told of a fire in Mansfield, Missouri, which damaged three buildings, one of which was the lodge hall; the article said: A lodge hall above the supermarket, used by the Masons and the Eastern Star, also was damaged. We are not informed as to whether the lodge had insurance, but we do know that none was carried by the chapter which also occupied the hall.

Fred Maughner, of Savannah, Mo. was nominated as one of three to be appointed by Governor James T. Blair as a replacement" for Judge Samuel A. - Dew on the Kansas City Court of Appeals. The governor appointed another. ANOTHER MILITARY LODGE

One thing about history-we are alway.s unearthing something new. This time the information comes from Bro. Sadowski of Chicago; who writes concerning an Indiana Military lodge which worked in Missouri. So now we have Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri and Indiana military lodges with Missouri connections.


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The jnformation is taken from an address by Grand Master Austin, 1862, speaking before the grand lodge of Indiana; as a matter of fact the actual report was received after grand lodge had closed. REPORT FROM VIGILANCE MILITARY LODGE,

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To J. B. Fravel, acting grand master of the Grand Lodge A. F. &: A. M.. Honored brother: I have the pleasure of hereby reporting the orglmization and, work of Vigilance Military Lodge U.D. in the 24th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers.

EX-PRESIDENT AITENDS DINNER HONORING AGED FREEMASON

(The photo was made at a dinner given in Fulton, Mo. to the veteran W. C. Harris. Reading from left to right may be seen Bruce Hunt, Forrest Smith, Ray Denslow,]. R. Bak,er,]. Caskey Collett, unknown, Mr. Trtlman; back to camera is Marvin Boisseau and Roscoe Miller.) In accordance with -the Dispensation granted the 23rd of December, 1861, and pursuant to notice, a meeting of Master Masons, signers to the p~tition for the Dispensation, was held in the Hall of Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142, OtteI'ville, Mo., December 30, 1861. Brother Charles Fitch, Chaplain of the 24th Indiana Volunteers, having been constituted by the Dispensation the Worshipful Master, Brother W. V. T. Murphy as the Senior Warden, and Brother Captain N. F. Bolton as the Junior Warden, they proceeded to open and constitute Vigilance Military Lodge U.D. in, due Masonic form. The acceptance of the Dispensation having been formally signified by the peti- tioners for the same, Brother George Sheeks was duly elected Treasurer, and Brother J. P. Cruse as Secretary. The Worshipful Master then appointed Brother John Nonyngton as Senior Deacon pro tem, and- Brother WilliamC. Zeiglt!r as Tyler, and the Senior Warden appointed Brother Jacob A. Elrod as Junior Dea路 con. '(This is the -old method of permitting the Senior Warden to appoint: his Junior Deacon~Ed.) The Worshipful Master also appointed a committee of three to construct bylaws for the government of the lodge, and also a committee of three on finance.


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It was resolved to adopt the by-laws of "Pleasant Grove Lodge" so far as they may be applicable to our 1,Ise, until other by-laws shall be adopted, and that the fee for the three degrees of this lodge be fifteen dollars, to accompany the petition of the candidate. On January 3, Dr. John W. Davis, Assistant Surgeon of the Regiment, petitioned the lodge, and was made an Entered Apprentice in Masonry in due and ancient form, the case being acted upon as one of emergency. On January 10, John M. Elrod petitioned for the Degrees, and received the

GRAND MASTER JAYNE LAYS CORNERSTONE OF MASONIC HOSPITAL

(Missouri's New $2,000,000 building is the scene of the cornerstone laying, during grand lodge week in September, 1956.) degree of Entered Apprentice, it being considered a case of emergency. (It is surprising how many emergencies existed.-Ed.) On the same ground, Bro. J. E. Davis was first passed to the degree of Fellowcraft, and then raised to that of Master Mason on the said evening. On January 14, First Lieutenant Francis M. Redburn, and Second Lieutenant William S. Pollard, both of the 24th Regiment Indiana Volunteers were initiated as Entered Apprentices in due and ancient form, both as cases of emergency. (Should the lodge not be called Emergency LOdge?-Ed.) At this point the communications of the lodge were suddenly suspended due to the illness of the Worshipful Master and the subsequent removal of the Regiment to Tennessee. At this new station, on the 26th of April, on the Shiloh Battlefield, near the graves of the brave and noble men of our Regiment, and of the Army who fell in the battles of the 6th and 7th, and on a spot to be ever memorable hereafter


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in the history of our country, we set· up our Masonic Tabernacle, and on the same evening we passed Brother John M. Elrod to the degree of Fellowcraft. On the 2d of May, Brother F. M. Redburn was passed, to the degree of Fellowcraft. And here our work has been susp·ended for the present in consequence of our changing condition, and the uncertainties which hang over us.

GRAND MASTER JAYNE LAYS CORNERSTONE OF WEST PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL

(Cornel'Stone laying is not entirely out of date in Missouri.) We have to deplore the loss of one of our members, Brother John P. Cruise, who departed this life in the month of January last (in battle?) .

Your obedient servant Camp in the Field near Corinth, Miss. May 21, A.D. 1862

Charles Fitch, W.1\f.

NOTES FROM A FAMOUS LODGE

There came into our hands a few years ago, a manuscript prepared by our historic-minded brother, Robert R. ·Wright; it Qealt with the old lodge at Rocheport, Missouri-Rocheport No. 67. It is still in existence after 114 years. We do not have space for the entire manuscript but we quote several. interesting sections:


STA'iuE OF JAMES SHIELDS

(Shield's statue is on the courthouse lawn in. CaTTolltqn, Mo. He was a Roman Catholic and a Freemason; he is buried about a mile north of Carrollton.)

GRAVE OF

LEWIS LINN

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It seems strange that we can tell you of the first meetings of this lodge from -an authoritative source, while the lodge worked under dispensation from January 11, 1843 until April 6, 1843-but such is the case. The only authentic records are to be obtained from reports made to the grand lodge. (No reports were made in 1847, 1850, 1851, 1861-64.) The charter granted this lodge is still in possession of the lodge; the minutes, it is believed, were destroyed by fire during the Civil War. The highest membership reported was not during the World War I period, but in 1869 when it had 61 members.

A District Deputy, visiting the lodge, October 10, 1865, reported: This lodge is holding its meetings over a doctor's office-a tolerable safe place; they have but little furniture, having had their hall burned. The work is well done; records are well kept, except it was kept with a lead pencil; I ordered them to be kept in ink; morals only moderate in some members; in others good; working harmoniously. The dispensation was granted by the grand lodge, December 10, 1842, but the first meeting 'was not held until January 11, 1843 at which time a constitution and by-laws were adopted. They were to meet on the second Thunday; petitions had to layover 20 days. As a specimen of the language of the day, we quote from the Preamble to the Constitution: Whereas it is the desire of the members of this lodge, in view of the beaut} and glory of an ancient and honourable institution, seen in the inestimable ble~sings derived from its custom of Philantrophy. and Brotherly affections to transmit to posterity the principles of Masonry in all their beauty, and whereas the Strength and unity of the institution and our own responsibility requires that we be governed by laws and regulations framed in the ancient constitution and rules of the order which can know no change, being founded on that virtue which faileth not -Charity-and need only to be understood to be esteemed and respected and loved. Names signed to the document are: George KnoX. Thos.Jackson

Wm. Reid Wm. Warren

Wm. E. Harris John Stimmons

Jacob Cutler Franklin Bentley Cary Peebles Jas. A. Hill A. H. Robertson George Watts Nathan Cutler Henry C. Myers J. K. Wright Eli A. Pullen

F. A. Hamilton T. Sampson B. McAlester J. H. Hill Isaac N. Hill Mark Jackman Turner R. King Wm. M. Bush John W. Yelcule

TCrow W. P. Tucker Jonathan P. Hall Richard H. Lawton James H. Hill Reuben Beeman Moses Swabacher Thos. J. O'Neal T. D. Jackman

The first six named were charter members. The first Master Mason raised was Henry C. Myers. Jacob Cutler affiliated from Union (N. G.) Lodge No. 15. The "T. Sampson" was Thomas Sampson who married Jesse Melody (daughter of G. H. C. Melody). Another reference to Cutler shows him a member of S1. Catherines (N. C. Lodge No. 22). Visitors on February 6, 1843 included J. W. S. Mitchell (PGM), David


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Kunkle, and John B. Potts, all from Fayette No. 47; four candidates were initiated; the same four appeared on the following morning when the Fellowcraft degree was conferred; then came supper and three of the above were raised; the fourth candidate had to wait until morning for his Master Mason degree. But to receive all three degrees in 24 hours was a record. There were no restrictions on liquor dealers-Mark Jackman was a distiller. George Henry Curzon Melody had much to do with forming the lodge at Rocheport although never a member. George Knox, the first master of the lodge, and Melody, married sisters; Melody raised his niece, Mary Boggs, who later married Franklin Bentley-and Thomas Sampson married Melody's only daughter (a sort of family affair this lodge?). .. .. '*' Centennial Exhibit: During the observance of Trenton's Centennial (June 16-22, 1957), Trenton Lodge kept open house and prepared an interesting historical exhibit on the first floor of their building. The old lodge charter (1850), lost for half a century, was the center of interest. A Roe Clemens Memorial: A Roe Clemens Memorial Organ is to be installed in the chapel at Wentworth Military School, a gift of former students at that school. Roe was for 36 years organist at the Episcopal and Methodist churches in Lexington, and active in the Masonic bodies there. It is a fitting memorial. Walter C. Ploeser, St. Louis insurance executive and former congressman, has been named by the president as ambassador to Paraguay. FROM THE ILLINOIS PROCEEDINGS

In General John Corson's History of Freemason1-Y zn Illinois, he notes from the 1825 proceedings: The Grand Officers elect of the M. W. Grand Lodge of the State of Illinois were then installed in due form by the R. W. George H. C. Melody, deputy grand master of the grand lodge of Missouri.

A communication from R. W. Bro. George H. C. Melody was read, after which: On motion of brother grand senior warden, Resolved, that the thanks of this grand lodge be presented to R. W. Bro. Melody for his polite attention and fraternal kindness in attending the present annual grand communication, and for the aid he has rendered in the performance of our duties. Resolved, that a committee be appointed to wait on Brother Melody and present to him the above resolution and request him to receive the sum of twenty dollars to discharge the expenses of his visit to us, which sum the grand treasurer is hereby authorized to pay said committee.

And in the 1826 proceedings in the same volume: "brother Thomas lames of Jackson Lodge No. 25, Missouri" was listed as a visitor. \

And the name of one E. C. Berry is found in the Illinois Historical Collections, Vol. VI, Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois (1814-79) by Franklin. William Scott. He is listed as "Elijah Berry, Editor in 1817 of Illinois Herald -later the Western Intelligencer, and finally the Illinois Intelligencer, the lat-


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ter two being in the files of the Mercantile Library in St. Louis. (Information from Br:o. Edmund Sadowski (Ill.).)

KEEPING OUR IDSTORY STRAIGHT In 1886 the Grand Encampment Knights Templar, U.S.A., held its triennial in the city of St. Louis. Among those present was Stephen Wilson Barnes Carnegy of Canton, Mo. The St. Louis newspaper, at that time, published the following brief news note: Among the visiting knights is the venerable S. W. B. Carnegy. of Canton, who attracted' much attention yesterday wherever seen. He is now 91 years of age, and, it is claimed is the oldest Mason in the country, and he is acknowledged to be the oldest living Mason in the State of Missouri. It was he who organized the Grand Chapter and Grand Commandery of the state, and he was its first grand commander. ... Now at the age of 91, most of us are somewhat hazy on what happened a half century ago; and this was the case in the above reminiscence of Hro. Carnegy, who was one of the most valuable of our early members, and quite loyal to the fraternity in those days when we were none too popular-BUT Bro. Carnegy neither organized the Grand Chapter or Grand Commandery, nor was he the first grand commander. In fact, Bro. Carnegy did not attend the formation of the grand chapter according to the record. The first grand commander was George W. Belt, who served from the time of the organization of the Grand Commandery until 1864; nowhere in the record is there evidence of Carnegy holding any elective office. Three years later. a Canton, Mo. paper said: Since the organization of the Missouri grand lodge, there have been forty-six grand masters, of whom twenty-four are now living. S. ,.y. B. Carnegy is the oldest PGM now living, having passed the 94th mile post of his existence.

AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS With this review we close the twenty-fifth review written for the Grand Lodge of Missouri; in that length of time we have written for this review more than 3,000 pages. We are egotistical enough to believe that these twenty-five volumes of review compose a rather complete history of Freemasonry throughout the world during a most momentous period of world history (1932-1957). Our interest began in 1932, at the death of Dr. Corona H. Briggs, PGM, and with our appointment to this task by a great friend-Thad B. Landon, _PGM. Shortly after our appointment (1936), it was our .privilege to visit in . Europe where we attended Masonic functions in Norway. Denmark, Sweden, England and Scotland; this widened our Masonic vision and- made us world conscious. We saw how widely separated the Masonic groups of Europe and America were, and we envisioned a day when every Freemason from what~:ver clime, of whatever race, or whatever religion, might find it possible to kneel at the Masonic altar. In 1945, we returned to Europe-this time as chairman of a committee whose personnel was selected by the then president of the United States; it was a relief mission, charged with the duty of finding out what had happened


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to the fraternity during the cataclysm of World War II. We visited thirteen different countries and brought back a report which resulted in the raising of one of the largest Masonic relief funds ever recorded. And in 1949, we made a second mission to Europe-this time to assist in the rejuvenation of Freemasonry in Germany, in Italy, and in France. The results of this trip are well known. And finally, in 1956, we returned to Europe to make ,an overall picture of things Masonic-and what an improvement I And yet how much remains to be done to solidify ourselves as a great international society for human brotherhood? But how can we accomplish this without a few accomplishments in our own backyards. Why should we tell our neighbors what to do and how to do it, when we ourselves may not be carrying out the program? Several years ago we published in these columns this statement: The peace of the world will depend upon a union of hearts and minds of those nations in which Freemasonry plays a dominant part. You, as a member of the great world brotherhood, have a part in the great drama of world advancement. The future will depend on how well YOU play your part. Let us examine ourselves; now that there is a trend towards a decreased me~bership we may begin to read the alibis of grand masters and others, the suJ;>stance of which is that "we are seeking quality rather than quantity." Most of us know better. We prefer quality but we can only appeal to "quality" applicants through making our fraternity desirable. We may not resort to the press, for we are forbidden to advertise. We may not invite petitioners, so both "quality" and "quantity" petitioners are received. Many of our high officials would discredit the Shrine-and they do many discreditable thingsbut not a word may be said against their crippled children's hospitals. And little can be said by our critics against the various Masonic homes which extend from Atlantic to the Pacific, and in which millions of Masonic dollars have gone. But a Masonic Home is not in the strictest sense a charity. What we do for our own families is not charity. Charity is what we do for those outside our family. And there is not too much of this evident in grand lodge proceedings. There are some who believe the Masonic homes are being overdone, in. that the expense of operation is far above what it should be; there are some who feel that social security is the answer, but social security will never look after the bed-ridden, hence the necessity for a Masonic hospital. One of the greatest appeals of the Home was the children, who at one time constituted a major part of the resident membership. Today, in Missouri l&ss than 30. This is probably well, because there is no institution-however good-that can take the place of the home and a mother. , There are few social agencies which encourage institutional care. And with costs of this care rising year after year, all institutions will be confronted with additional assessments in order to maintain their present position. Yet there is this to be said for the Home-it is good advertising where properly conducted. The gravest situation at the present is the question of leadership. This is a thing that only the craft itself can improve. Grand lodges have to take the material sent up from the lodge quarries-which is not always the perfect


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stones required for the building of a beautiful Masonic structure (the grand lodge). In the cities so much accent is placed on the ritual; so much on perfect and constant attendance at all meetings. With a large number of candidates -as in the larger lodges--it means night after night away from home; and it means hours away from business. And these same lodges insist on regular advancement without taking into account the total lack of education and ability of those advanced. There is nothing reasonable in the theory that a junior steward must eventually become a master. One might make a good steward-and yet a very bad master. Leaders might be secured if we did away with this peculiar theory and elect from the junior warden up; m,my men would be willing to devote three years to Masonic office who would not have the time for eight or nine years. Grand masters are made from masters of lodges; it well behooves lodges to ;elect the best man possible for its line of officers. Is it not possible for a grand lodge to set up a program for the improvement of officer material? Then the question of leadership would settle itself. A master of a lodge should be a leader-and not a follower. A good executive is worth a dozen ritualists-nor would we discredit the ritualist, for good ritual is essential in portraying our lessons--but a good executive can get the ritualist. Probably our Freemasonry is overorganized? Everything seems to be organized with the exception of the infant division. Nothing wrong with any of these societies, but it detracts from the main body-the symbolic lodge. 'Ne are a member of a number-too large a number-of these groups; all have good ideals and good intentions-but couldn't we consolidate many of these, giving m'ore time to one or two organizations--and at a decreased cost. And when we take into account the lodge buildings, the York and Scottish Rite temples, we are confronted with a large upkeep, and a divided interest. Why cannot one temple house all? It all looks like poor business from our standpoint. And we all remember the days when many Masonic buildings had to be given up because they couldn't be paid for. The failure of a Masonic building corporation is a blow to the fraternity; we have in mind a certain city where the loss of their building has resulted in the craft having a poor reputation. And many other places where loss of buildings, and failure to pay their just debts, has resulted in lack of confidence in our society. No lodge or building association should ever be permitted to embarrass the fraternity by failure to pay its debts, and their word should be as good as their bond-or even better, for we know of some bonds which were no good. Many a grand lodge has now shut the door on indiscriminate associations--after the horse got out. If the Masoni<o groups in those cities had been united under one roof this would never have happened; if the grand lodge had stepped in and supervised the tr~nsaction we are sure the craft would have had better standing in the community. And then we wonder why some good businessmen do not seek to enter our doors! And now we come to the question of Masonic secrecy. Actually there is no such thing-except in the minds of those outside the fraternity; we thought of here using the word "profane," but the outside public do not understand the Masonic meaning of profane (which means those outside the temple, or fraternity). We do-have some profanes in the Temple much to Qur regret. But they were profane before they came in.


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It was this question of "secrecy" which had, and still has much to do with the antagonism towards Freemasonry. Outside of a few passwords, grips, and signs, there is nothing secret in Freemasonry. The names of our members appear in directories open to the public, our places of meeting are plainly marked with the square and compasses; our printed monitors contain most of the "work," for if they didn't many a candidate would go without the Masonic teachings. Our halls are open for inspection except at the hours of our meetings. Literally hundreds of volumes are printed on Masonic and allied subjects so that there is little we have to conceal from the outside public. Then what should we do to counteract this charge against us. We think our German friends have found the answer in their country where it is most essential-the holding of a press conference to explain the objectives of Freemasonry. News articles containing stories of the fraternity, its aims, objectives, charities, and everything the public are entitled to know, will do much to eliminate this criticism. When in Sweden a few years ago, we were asked, in all interviews with the press, to dwell upon the Masonic objectives-Homes, charities-promotion of education-and not on the so-called secrets. While we did not care for the Life magazine article, nevertheless it brought the attention of the public to our work. How much better if it had played up our millions of dollars spent in the care of the aged and afflicted, the orphan, support of Red Cross, educational work, Shrine Hospitals, Templar Eye Foundation and Educational Fund, rather than on the "playgrounds" or organizations which have tied themselves onto the tail of the Masonic kite? We are seriously concerned with the recent growth of anti-Masonic propaganda. In general, it may be said that it comes from but one source-and that a religious source. We have, for that reason, in this review, departed from our usual routine of trying to avoid discussion of such matters. Just what has prompted this recent activity we cannot fathom, but we have on our desk literally hundreds of articles, papers, pamphlets and volumes professing to deal with the "Evils" of being a Freemason. The great Catholic publication, edited by the Jesuits, America, devotes much of its space to anti-Masonry. There is a concern in Canada which has anti-Masonic material for sale; it even distributes the discredited "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion." Vers Demain published in Montreal spends its space denouncing Jews, communists, UNRRA and foreigners. A recent article lamented the fact that U.N.'s International Civil Aviation organization, in its recent sessions in Montreal, had expelled Spain. Vers Demain's explanation was that the United Nations is ruled by "Masonic politics."

We wonder what is Masonic politics? And we more than wonder at Masonic influence in U.N. when there are so very few Freemasons in itl We feel it necessary to publish these references just to show to our membership that we are being attacked, who the attackers are, and how foolish is their criticism. Freemasonry, accentuating as it does this thing of secrecy, must be prepared to meet all such insinuations; we must reduce to a minimum all that can be misinterpreted, and all that might cause suspicion. We do not wish to criticize the Roman Catholic church. We may have our own opinions, but a Masonic publication is no place for religious or political argument. Since the great church and Freemasonry have the same objectives,


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it would seem foolish for the church to continue its attacks on us. There are so many wicked things in the world which we could wage war upon without stooping to shoot at those who are striving to maintain universal brotherhood, a brotherhood which will never be all Roman Catholic, all Protestant, or all Jewish. Universal brotherhood means every decent, respectable, law-abiding individual who would love his neighbor as himself! And that is the difference between Freemasons and Roman Catholics. Fraternally, RAY V. DENSLOW


INDEX California: new GL building, 68c Canal Zone: Masonic membership in, 68c Canterbury: a visit to, 65c Carnegy, Stephen W. B.: correction in statement, 96c Carr, Joseph Cordell: mentioned, 79c Catholic Church: forbids members to join Freemasons, 26c Catholics: first Grand Encampment Eye Foundation patient, 5c; grooming candidates, 27c; Knights of Columbus stamp, 27c; persecute Philippine Freemasons, 44c Chapter of Research: see "Research Chapter" Charity: see "Relief"; examples of Grand Lodge, 87c Chatten, Lawrence: death, 5c Chile: Masonic membership in, 68c China: Masonic conditions in, 69c Chittenden, Gov. Thomas: mentioned, 67c Clandestine Grand Lodges, 28c Claudy, Carl H.: criticizes Life magazine Bacon, Walter W.: mentioned, 78c article, 23c; death, 9c, 15c Ball, Edmund F.: in the news, 7c Baltimore & Ohio R. R.: photo, corner- â&#x20AC;˘ Clemens, Roe: memorial, 95c Clement, Frank G.: mentioned, 79c stone laying, 67c Climax Lodge No.8: clandestine, 31c Banks, Wm. V.: organizer of bogus Cole, R. S.: author, 18c lodges, 30c Collectanea: review, 18c Baradi, Mauro: author, 17c Co-Masonic Lodge: in Chicago, 29c; Barnhill, Frank C.: author, 20c Larkspur, Colo., 29c Barrett, Dr. Robert S.: mentioned, 79c Commercialism: in California, 69c Bartlett, Josiah: mentioned, 66c Conference of Grand Masters: 1957 Baylot, Jean: French Mason, 2lc meeting, 14c Bedford, Gunning: mentioned, 65c Conference of Grand Secretaries: annual Beever, Lt.: mentioned, 66c meeting, 16c Bigger, Byrne E.: receives 50 year button, 89c Connecticut: military lodge in Germany, 70c Blair, James T., Jr.: Governor of Missouri, 5c Cooper, Sir Ernest: distinguished EngBlomquist, John: death, IOc lish Mason, 62c; mentioned, 79c Copenhaven, Everett T.: mentioned, 79c Boggs, Walter W.: mentioned, 78c Cornerstones: in Massach usetts, 69c; Bolivia: Masonic conditions in, 38c Truman Library, 3c; photo, B. & Books and Pamphlets: list of, 17c, 20c 0., 67c; photo, West Plains high Bowley, Capt. Clarence M.: in the news, school, 93c 7c Cortini, Dr. Publio: mentioned, 64e British Columbia: Masonic conditions in, 55c Costa Rica: Masonic conditions in, 42c Cox, Allyn: paints second Washington Brodrick, Lynn: in the news, 5c mural,34c Brooks, Gov. Dallas: GM of Grand Lodge of Victoria, 57c Cox, James M.: death, IOc Brown, John: a.rticle on, 79c Cuba: Masonic stamp issued, 59c; photo, Masonic stamp, 59c Brucker, Wilbur M.: commandery class, 6c Cumming, John W. W.: mentioned, 79c Bryan, Rev. Monk: in the news, 6c Buchan, Alexander F.: mentioned, 78c David, Jean Paul: French Mason, 2lc Bushnell, George E.: in the news, 6c; Dearmont, Russell L.: in the news, 7c mentioned, 79c DeKalb, Baron: mentioned, 66c A.A.O.N.M.S.: trouble in California, 80c Adair, Sir Allen: mentioned, 78c Africa: Freemasonry in, 4lc Aguinaldo, Gen. Emilio: addresses GL, 44c; Masonic record, 45c Alaska: Masonic membership, 68c Allied Masonic Degrees: see "Miscellanea," 20c American Federation of Human Rights, 29c American Heritage: review of publication, 19c Anderson, Robert B.: secretary of treasury,22c Annotated Reading List: M.S.A. pamphlet, 18c Anti-Masonry: articles on, 25c; source of, 99c Arbury, Ward B.: in the news, 6c Argentina: GL changes name, 46c; Royal Arch Chapter formed in, 46c Au, David: mentioned, 5c Austria: Masonic conditions in. 39c


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Delaware, History of Grand Lodge of: review,20c Delgado, Francisco: introduces Aguinaldo, 44c del Pilar, Marcelo: would expel Friars, 44c DeMille, Cecil B.: in the news, 6c DeMolay: attitude of California, 80c; New Zealand attitude toward, 57c Denslow, Wm. R.: author, 20c Dermott, Laurence: story of, 84c Dewey, Thomas E.: mentioned, 6c Dides, Jean: Frence Mason, 21c Discipline: Florida building association, 69c; Illinois trial, 69c Dog: Vest's eulogy to, 82c Earl of Eglinton and Winton: mentioned, 78c Earl of Scarbrough: presides over GL England, 62c Eastern Star: prohibited in Western Australia, 57c Edge, Walter: death, 9c Education: Masonic interest, 69c Ellison, George Robb: death, 10c Emerald Lodge No.2: clandestine, 31c England: see "Grand Lodge of England" Equality Lodge History: semi-annual history, 17c Eureka Military Lodge No. 21: irregular, 29c Europe: Masonic conditions in, 59c Exceeding Magnifical: M.S.A. pamphlet, 17c Extraneous Organizations, 79c Fitzpatrick, Wm. J.: clandestine group, 32c Folsom, James E.: mentioned, 78c Forty-Seventh Problem: photo, Masonic stamp, 66c Franklin, Benjamin: mentioned, 65c France: see "French Masonry"; Grand Lodge National Francaise, 63c; Great Priory of Gaul, 63c; Masonic chaos, 63c; report on Freemasonry in, 15c Freemasonry: court says charitable institution, 75c; myth or menace (?), 25c Freemasonry a-nd the American Indian: book review, 20c Freemasonry in Saline County: review, 20c Freemasons and Freemasonry: review, 17c French Masonry: article in "The Reporter," 21c Froessel, Judge Chas. W.: in the news, 5c Funeral Service: demand for change of, 70c

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Garibaldi: Masonic quotation, 8c Garrett, Lee: Missourian, 78c George, Robert A.: Grand Master South Australia, 57c George, Walter F.: death, 22c Gennany: see "Theo. Vogel"; Amerkan lodges in, 70c; improvement in Masonic conditions, 46c; Grand Lodge prosperity, 61c; Masonic conditions in, 60c; recognized by GL of England, 59c; photo, GL chain of Union, 47c; photo, press conference, 46c Gershenson, Harry: visits Ohio, 78c Gil, Lucio Martinez: death, IOc Godfrey, Arthur: in the news, 7c Grand Encampment Eye Foundation: first case, 5c Gran Logia Federada de Franc Masones Antiguos y Aceptados de la RepUblica de Costa Rica: irregular, 42c Grand College of Rites: see Collectanea, 18c Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M., U. S. A., Most Worshipful Sovereign: irregular, 31c Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. San Domingo, Most Worshipful:. clandestine, 31c Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of South Africa, Most Worshipful: clandestine, 31c Grand Lodge Benito Juarez: chadty work, 41c Grand Lodge Cosmos of Chihuahua: status of, 43c Grand Lodge del Pacifico: status of, 43c Grand Lodge Hidalgo: status of, 43c Grand Lodge Nationale Francaise: sponsored by England, 15c Grand Lodge of Chiapas: status of, 43.: Grand Lodge of Colima: status of, 43.: Grand Lodge of England: description of annual communication, 62c; Earl of Scarbrough heads, 62c; recognizes UGL Germany, 59c; reviewer visits, 61c Grand Lodge of Philippines: procel~d足 ings, 19c Grand Lodge of Tamaulipas: status of, 43c Grand Orient of Brazil: represented at international conference, 33c Grand Orient of France: mentioned, ~~6c Great Priory of Gaul: works in France, 63c Greece: photo of Parthenon, 58c Green, Charles E.: author, 20c, 65c Green, Leslie M.: Missourian, 78c


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Griffith, Clark: mentioned, 65c Grotto: Ohio attitude, 81c; New Mexico does not favor, 81c Haiti, Grand Orient: issues Michigan charters, 31c Halstead, Dr. Joseph S.: mentioned, 6c Hansen, Wm. E.: Missourian, 78c Harmony Lodge No.7: clandestine, 31c Harris, Ray Baker: author, 17c Hart, John E.: mentioned, 66c Hatoyama: mentioned. 65c Hawaii, wants Grand Lodge, 70c Haywood, H. L.: author, 18c Hersholt, Jean: death, 10c Holman, Haskell: in the news, 7c Hoover, Herbert: attends Truman Library cornerstone laying, 5c Hopkins, W.O.: aged Freemason, 75c Houston, Theodore: heads clandestine Grand Lodge, 30c Hull, Cyrus E.: mentioned, 6c Hull, James P.: in the news, 6c Human Rights, Order of: in France, 2~c Humor: Masonic, lOc Hungary: Masonic conditions in, 39c Huss, John: photo, 8c Hussey, Samuel: blind Freemason, 55c "I Am From Missouri": origin of saying, 89c India: Maharajah of Patiala DGM of Northern, 5c International Free and Accepted Modern Masons: irregular, 30c International Masonic League: outlawed by Netherlands, 4Ic International Order of Co-Masonry, 29c In the News, 2Ic Investments: by Grand Lodges, 7lc Irregular Grand Lodges, 28c Israel: Scully visits, 7lc Italy: Masonic conditions in, 63c Japan: formation of Grand Lodge, 49c; Grand Lodge should be recognized, 5lc; trouble with the Philippines, 48c Japan-Philippines: situation, 48c Jayne, Harold M.: photo, 3c .Toppa Military Camp Lodge No. 150: irregular, 29c Kansas: Prince Hall law suit, 29c, 32c Katipunan: revival of, 45c Kentuckv: Prince Hall law suit, 29c, 30c Keyston~ Lodge No.3: clandestine, 3lc Keystone Lodge No.8: clandestine, 31c King Gustav VI: mentioned, 79c Kirtley, J. Marcus: in the news, 6c Knights of Columbus: meet in Masonic hall, 80c; in politics, 25c; stamp, 27c Knights TempIar: Washington memorial

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chapel completed, 37c; veiled attack on, 24c Korea: Pusan hospital, 52c Kunzig, Louis A.: death, 9c Labrusse, Roger: French Mason, 21c Lacey, Roger: mentioned, 65c Lafayette: U. S. issues commemorative stamp,59c Lamkin, UeI W.: death, 9c Land, Frank S.: mentioned, 7lc, 78c Latter Day Saints: eligibility to Freemasonry, 74c Law Suits: against Masonic bodies, 73c Lee, J. Bracken: mentioned, 79c Lee, Robert E.: not a Freemason, 7c Leopold, George 0: death, lOc; Missourian, 78c Life Magazine: Claudy criticizes, 23c Life Membership: danger in, 7lc Linn, Lewis: photo of grave, 93c Liquor: in Masonic buildings, 7lc Lord Harris: heads Mark Grand Lodge, 62c Lord MacDonald: mentioned, 78c Lord Palmerston: myth, 26c Louisiana: relief work in Cameron, 75c Lutheran: opposition to Freemasonry, 28c McComb, W. E.: death, 9c Maharajah of Patiala: DGM of Northern India, 5c Malta Military Lodge No. 138: irregular, 29c Mansfield, Mo.: lodge building damaged, 89c Mark Grand Lodge of England: a visit to, 62c Masonic Gleanings: book review, 18c Masonic Home: problems, 72c; photo, hospital cornerstone, 91c Masonic Secrecy: reference, 98c Masonic Service Association: annual meeting, 15c; GL of Pennsylvania joins, '72c Masonic Stamps: Forty-seventh Problem, 66c; U. S. issues Lafayette Commemorative, 59c; photo, Cuban, 59c Masons in the News, 5c Mattingly, Barak T.: death, IOc Maughner, Fred: mentioned, 89c Meier, Ronald W.: mentioned, 79c Meier, Walter F.: mentioned, 79c Melody, Geo. H. C.: mention in Illinois proceedings, 95c Mendes-France, Pierre: French Mason, 21c, 22c Meriwether, Roy B.: in the news, 7c Mexico: see "Grand Lodge BeJ)ito Juarez"; Grand Lodge conference,


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39c; Masonic conditions in, 42c; photo, conference group, 40c Military Lodges in Germany: Ord Bavarian (Texas), 70c; Berlin No. 46 (R. I.) , 70c; Oregon, 70c; Stuttgart American (Conn.), 70c Miscellanea: review, 20c Misinformation: in Life magazine, 23c, 24c Missouri: military lodges in, 89c; negro military lodges, 29c Missouri Lod~e of Research: 1957 transactions, 20c; housed in Truman Library, 5c; membership, 23c Missouriana: stories of Missourians, 89c Missourians: mentioned, 78c Mitchell, Orestes: photo, 78c Mollet, Premier Guy: French Mason, 22c Mons, Jean: French Mason, 2lc Montana: to issue history, 66c Mormonism: see "Latter Day Saints"; change in attitude, 72c Mozart and Masonry: book, 18c Mucha, Alfons: painting of John Huss, 8c; reminiscences, llc Mundt, Carl E.: mentioned, 79c Murals: second Washington mural completed, 34c Mystic Shrine and Its Hospitals: MSA pamphlet, 18c Netherlands: Grand Lodge outlaws. International Masonic League, 41c; Queen Juliana mentioned, 6c Nettl, Paul: author, l8c New Jersey: temple associations in, 68c New Zealand: attitude toward DeMolay, 57c; Masonic conditions in, 56c; Order of Service to Masonry, 57c; Research Lodge in, 54c Nova Scotia: Masonic conditions in, 55c Ohio: new Grand Lodge building, 68c Onderdenwigngaard, J. C. W.: a seceder, 4lc Ontario: Masonic conditions in, 56c Order of Service to Masonry: New Zealand award, 57c Order of True Kindred: in disfavor in Washington, 8lc .Oregon: military lodge in Germany, 70c Otterville, Mo.: location of military lodge, 90c Parian Marble: description of, 57c Past Master Degree: in lodges, 72c Patterson, Gov. W. J.: attends Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan, 56c Pennsylvania: Grand Lodge building enlarged, 68c Philippine Islands: a gentleman's agreement (?), 50c; toleration in, 24c; trouble with Japan, 48c PhilippineS-japanese situation, 48c

1957

Phillips, Nathan L.: Mayor of Toronto, 56c Photographs: group, Warren, Trum.an, Jayne, 3c; Truman and Hoover, 4c; Chief Justice Warren, 4c; air view Truman Library, 4c; John Huss preaching, 8c; mural, St. John's Day, 36c; Mexican conference gro~p, 40c; German press conference, 46; German GL chain of union, 47c; Parthenon, 58c; Cuban Masonic stamp, 59c; Forty-seventh Problem stamp, 66c; B. & O. cornerstone, (i7c; Truman attends dinner, 90c; Masonic Hospital cornerstone, !He: West Plains hi~h school cornerstone, 93c; James Shield statue, 93c; grave of Lewis Linn, 93c Pick, Lewis A.: death, lOc Pike, Biblography of the Writings of Albert: AASR centennial editIon, l7c Ploeser, Walter: Ambassador to Paraguay, 95c Prince Edward Island: Masonic conditions, 56c Prince Hall Masonry: court suit in Kansas, 29c; court suit in Kentucky, 29c; wins suits, 30c, 32c; milil:ary lodges in Missouri, 29c: opposes bogus Freemasonry, 28c; to attack bogus lodges, 34c Prince Hall Primer, The: volume issued by colored masons, 20c Publicity: value of, 99c Putnam, James Carrollton: death, 9c: Quebec: Masonic conditions, 56c Queen Juliana (Netherlands): mentioned, 6c Queen of Sheba Grand Chapter O.I:.S.: clandestine, 33c Ramadier, Paul: French finance minister, 22c Ranney, Jackson: in the news, 7c Ray, John J., Sr.: mentioned, 6c Raymond, Rene: writes of Mucha, 7c: Reader, Harold L.: visits Illinois, 7Bc Recognition: reported in proceedings,

77c Relief: in Louisiana tornado, 75c "Reporter, The": quoted, 2lc Research Chapter: Ohio proceedings, l7c Research Lodge: attempts to form, 72c; in New Zealand, 54c; Sydney Lodge of Research, 19c Revere, Paul: mentioned, 66c Rhode Island: military lodge in Germany, 70c Ritual: unusual request, 73c Rocheport Lodge No. 67: story of, 92c


1957

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Roosevelt, Eleanor: attends Truman Library cornerstone laying, 5c Roosevelt, Theodore: Masonic quotation, 8c Royal Arch Chapter: formed in Argentina, 46c; members can visit in Scandinavia, 53c Royal Arch Masons: present flags to lodges, 73c Royal Arch Room: completed at Washington Memorial, 37c St. James Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. Illinois: clandestine, 33c St. John's Day: photo of mural, 36c St. Mark Grand Lodge: in Kansas City, MO.,32c St. Mary's Lodge No.9: clandestine, 31c St. Paul's A. F. & A. M. Scottish Rite Grand Lodge: clandestine, 33c Saline County, History of Freemasonry in: review, 20c Saltonstall, Leverett: mentioned, 78c Saskatchewan: Masonic conditions, 56c Saunders, George: author, 18c Scandinavia: admission of Masonic visitors, 53c Segregation: unusual request, 73c Sherburne, John Co: mentioned, 79c Shield, James: photo, statue of, 93c Shumway, Waldo: death, IOc Silver Square Military Lodge: irregUlar, 29c Singhji, Sir Yadavendra: Maharajah of Patiala, 5c Skelly, James W.: visits Kentutky, 78c Smart, Jacob Edward: mentioned, 79c Smith, Duval: in the news; 7c Smith, R. Jasper: in the news. 6c Smylie, Robert Eo: mentioned, 78c Sobeloff, Simon Eo: mentioned, 78c South Australia: conditions in, 57c; Governor is Grand Master, 57c South Carolina: Grand Lodge to build, 68c Spargo, John: mentioned, 79c Stamps: see "Masonic Stamps" Statistics: recent, 82c Steffens, Theodore Henry: Missourian, 78c . Strain, Elmer F.: death, 9c Strang, Wm. F.: in, the news, 6c Surpless. John: son of Judge Abner C. Surpless, 5c Switzerland: Masonic conditions, 63c Sword of Bunker Hill: Arkansas forbids, 79c Sydney Lodge of Research: transactions, 19c Taniguich, Don: in the news, 7c Tasmania: Masonic conditions, 57c

105c

Taylor, Wakefield: mentioned, 65c Texas: Grand Lodge building completed, 68c; military lodge in Germany, 70c Thiery, Charles W.: aged Freemason, 75c Tillotson, Lee S.: mentioned, 79c Toleration: in the Philippines, 24c Trenton, Mo.: centennial exhibit, 95c Truman, Harry S.: see "Truman Library"; photo, 3c, 4c, 90c路 Truman Library: air view of library, 4(.; cornerstone laying, 3c; humorous reference, 14c Turpin, Rene: }<'rench Mason, 21c Tyre Military Lodge No. 143: irregular, 29c Uranium Lodge: in Arctic Circle, 55c Valle de Mexico: new Grand Master, 43c; not discussed at conference, 41c; status of, 43c Vest, George Graham: eulogy to the dog, 82c Viaud, Francis: French Mason, 22c Victoria: Masonic conditions, 57c; Gov. Dallas Brooks is Grand Master, 57c Vigilance Military Lodge: in Missouri, 90c Vogel, Dr. Theodor: recalled World War II, 54c; reelected Grand Master, 47c Vrooman, John Black: author, 17c Walz, August F.: mentioned, 7Sc Warren, Chief Justice Earl: attends Truman Library cornerstone laying, 3c; photo, 3c, 4c; mentioned, 78c Warren, Joseph: M.S.A. brochure, 19c Washington, George: description of mural of, 3Sc Washington National Memorial: Knights Templar chapel completed, 37c; Royal Arch Room completed, 37c Washington National Memorial Association: annual meeting, 36c; elecrion of officers, 38c Watson, Thomas J.: death, 9c Weber, Randolph H.: in the news, 7c Weeks, Sinclair: mentioned, 78c Weissert, Daniel O'Donnell: Catholic, first case Grand Encampment Eye Foundation, Sc Westbrook, John R.: death, 9c Western Australia: celebrates first lodge anniversary, 57c; Masonic conditions, 57c; opposes Eastern Star and Co-Masonry, 57c West Plains, Mo.: photo, high school cornerstone, 93c White, Sir Sydney A.: Grand Secretary


I06c

THE MASONIC WORLD

GL of England, 62c; mentioned, 18c, 78c Whittier, Sumner G.: mentioned, 78c Williamson, Harry A.: author, 20c Wilson, Glen P.: Missourian, 78c Wisconsin: Grand Lodge building completed, 68c

1957

Wright, Robert R.: story of Rocheport路 Lodge, 92c Wright, Archbishop Wm. L.: Gl:and Master Ontario, 56c Year Book: English (1957), 18c; Scottish (1957), 19c


INDEX TO 1957 PROCEEDINGS A PAGE

Address of Grand Master Jayne Change in Districts . Conclusion Cornerstone Ceremonies Decision Dispensations . D.D.GoM.'s and D.D.GoL.'s Grand Master's Breakfast Grand Masters' Conference Healing Inter Lodge Visits Masonic Education Masonic Home Necrology . Officers' Conference Recommendations Request for Dispensation for New Lodge at Fort Leonard Wood Revision Committee Report State of the Craft Visitations . Alphabetical List of Lodges Appeals and Grievances, Report of Committee Appointments Approval of 1956 Proceedings Auditor, Report of .

7 II

19 II

9 12 8 10 10

12 14 II

10 8 8

19 14

9 18 15 130 101 122 6

35

B Becker, Richard L., Introduced . Benediction . Biographical Sketch of Grand Master Jay~e Board of Directors of The Masonic Home Boards of Relief, Report of Committee Bublitz, Walter J., Introduced Building Supervisory Board, Report of Buttons, Veterans' .

6

1I3 i

1I4 96 6 86

24

C Called From Labor . Called to Labor Certificates of Proficiency . Charter Dates . Chartered Lodges, Report of Committee Chiles, Henry C., Message From Closing Committees, Special (1957-1958) Committees, Standing (1957-1958) Credentials, Report of Committee (Interim) Credentials, Report of Committee

. 85-99-1 00-104-1O5~ 106 86 路100-101-105-106-107

72 1I9 91

5 1I3 1I4 1I3 5 107

D Davenport, Richard Co, Introduced De Molay, Resolution Re Distinguished Gues~, Introduced District Deputy Grand Lecturers, List of

6

93 6

lIS


2d

INDEX

District Deputy Grand Lecturers, Presented District Deputy Grand Masters, List of District Deputy Grand Masters, Presented

19!J7 6 115

6

E

176

Elected Officers of Grand Lodge, List of Election of Directors of Masonic Home Election of Officers

102

101 F

Fifty Year Veterans' Buttons First Day, Afternoon . First Day, Evening. First Day, Morning Foreign Correspondence, Report of Committee

24 86 100 5 39

G

Gavels, Presentation of Gentry, M. Wor. Bro. Wm. R., Presented Grand Correspondent, Report of Grand Lecturer, Report of . Grand Lodges Recognized by Missouri Grand Master's Address, Report of Committee Grand Master Jayne Address of Biography. Photograph Grand Representatives to and From Missouri Grand Secretaries and Their Addresses Grand Secretary, Report of Grand Secretary's Tabular Statement Grand Treasurer, Report of

Ins talla tion Introduction of D.D.G.Lo's Introduction of D.D.G.Mo's Introduction of Distinguished Guests Introduction of Past Grand Masters Isra~l, Grand Lodge, Message From

99 103 39

70 117

83 7 i .Frontispiece

180 117

21 142 34

112 6

66 6 5

J Jost, Brother Oscar, Organist, Complimented Jurisprudence, Report of Committee

102

108

L

Land, Frank, Introduced List of District Deputy Grand Lecturers (1957-1958) List of District Deputy Grand Masters (1957-1958) List of Elected Officers of Grand Lodge List of Grand Representatives to and From Missouri List of Grand Secretaries and Addresses List of Living Past Grand Masters List of Lodges, Alphabetical, Location and Districts List of Lodges, by Districts List of Lodges, Numerical and Charter Dates

6 ll5 115 176

180 117 115 130 156 ll9


1957

3d

INDEX

156

Lodge Directory by Districts Lodges U.D., Report of Committee

87 M

Masonic Education, Report of Committee Masonic Home, Report of . !.'1asoni~ Temple"Association, Report of Committee Masonic World . .. .. Massey, William B., Introduced. Messages . . . . Mileage and Per Diem, Report of Committee Missouri Lodge of Research . Moffitt, D. Thomas, Introduced

102 40

102 Ic 6

5

llO 94 6

N

87

Necrology Nominations for Masonic Home Board Numerical List of Lodges

21 119

o 101 5

Officers, Election of Opening .

P 115

Past Grand Masters, Living Past Grand Masters, Presented Presentation of Gavels Photograph of Grand Master Jayne Proficiency Certificates

6

99 Frontispiece

72 R

Raymond, Arthur, Introduced Recess Relief and Charity, Report of Committee Report of Auditor . Report of Committee on Appeals and Grievances Boards of Relief Building Supervisory Board Chartered Lodges Creden tials Entertainment of Distinguished Guests Foreign Correspondence . . Grand Master's Address Jurisprudence Lodges U.D. . Masonic Education Masonic Temple Association Mileage and Per Diem Necrology . Program for District Meetings Recognition of Foreign &rand Lodges Relief and Charity Revision of By-Laws Ritual . Transportation and Hotels Unfinished Business Ways and Means

6

105 84

35 101 96 86 91

107 IlO "

39 83

108 87 102 102 lIO 87 92

67 84

100-101-103-105-106 71

III III

107


4d

1957

INDEX

Report of Grand Correspondent Report of Grand Lecturer Report of Grand Secretary Report of Grand Treasurer Report of Masonic Home Report of Missouri Lodge of Research Resolution Re DeMolay Resolution Re Painting of Past Grand Master Harry S. Truman

39 70

21 34 40 94 93

95

S

Second Day, Afternoon Second Day, Evening Second Day, Morning Shrodes, W. Bro. Walter Ro, Presented Smith, Dwight, Introduced Sonntag, Milton To, Introduced Special Committees (1957-1958) Standing Committees (1957-1958)

105 106 101

110 6

6

114 113 T

Tabular Statement of Grand Secretary Third Day, Morning Transportation and Hotels, Report of Committee Truman, Harry So, Message From

142 107

0

III 5

u III

Unfinished Business, Report of Committee

v 24

Veterans' Buttons .

w Ways and Means, Report of Committee Whipple, Ralph E., Introduced

107 6

i


Masonic Manual of Missouri Containing all the Missouri Monitorial work and funeral service. Pocket edition sold at 75 cents per copy.

Book of Constitutions The Grand Lodge Book of Constitutions, 1921 revision, bound in cloth, price 50 cents per copy. Grand Lodge Book of Constitutions, 1947, price $1.00 per copy.

Any of the foregoing books may be obtained from the office of the Grand Lodge by application to the Grand Secretary. HAROLD L. READER, Grand Secretary, Masonic Temple, 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri


OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 1957路1958

FRANK P. BRIGGS

M. W. Grand Master Macon

ROBERT L. ARONSON. . .. . R. W. Deputy Grand Master Civil Courts Bldg., St. Louis HAROLD O. GRAUEL. R. W. Senior Grand Warden State College, Cape Girardeau BRUCE H. HUNT. . R. W. Junior Grand Warden Box No. 88, Kirksville W. H. UTZ, JR.. . .R. W. Grand Treasurer Tootle Bldg., St. Joseph HAROLD L. READER R. W. Grand Secretary 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 8 FREELON K. HADLEy R. W. Grand Lecturer 3412 Duncan St., St. Joseph ROBERT H. MANN. R. W. Senior Grand Deacon 101 W. 11th St., Kansas City J. RENICK JONES. . .R. W. Junior Grand Deacon 724 N. Main St., Independence R. JASPER SMITH R. W. Senior Grand Steward 1320 E. Walnut St., Springfield 4 MARTIN B. DICKINSON. . .R. W. Junior Grand Steward 1002 Walnut St., Kansas City ARTHUR U. GOODMAN, JR R. W. Senior Grand Marshal Kennett GEORGE F. MORRISON. .R. W. Junior Grand Marshal 1250 Macklind Ave., St. Louis 10 A. BASEY VANLANDINGHAM R. W. Grand Sword Bearer R.R. No.3, Columbia RUSSELL E. MURRAy R. W. Grand Pursuivant 1717 June Dr., St. Louis 15 SAMUEL THURMAN.......... . ... R. W. Grand Chaplain 225 S. Skinker Blvd., St. Louis ARNO FRANKE.... . R. W. Grand Chaplain 33 S. Ellis St., Cape Girardeau HERBERT E. DUNCAN. . R. W. Grand Chaplain 439 W. 58th St., Kansas City 13 IRA T. GRAGG. . R. W. Grand Chaplain 4015 Fair Ave., St. Louis 15 EARL C. GRIFFITH............ . R. W. Grand Chaplain Shelbina JAMES T. BLAIR, JR.. . .. .R. W. Grand Orator Jefferson City CHARLES GREEN. R. W. Grand Tiler Macon The 137th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge will be held in St. Louis, beginning Tuesday, September 30, 1958.

1957 Proceedings - Grand Lodge of Missouri  

OfficialProceedings OneHundredThirty-Sixth AnnualCommunication Ancient,FreeandAccepted oftheStateofMissouri SAINTLOUIS Sept.24, 25,and26,A.D...

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