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GRAND 'LODGE Ancient, Free and Accepted

Masons of the State of Missouri •

Official Proceedings One Hundred Forty-Fourth Annual Communication • SAINT LOUIS September 28 and 29, A.D. 1965, A.L. 5965 ." ,f


BIOGRAPHICAL GEORGE F. MORRISON Grand Master, 1964-1965 Few men, if any, hav.e come to the office of Grand Master of Masons in Missouri with as rich a background of activity and service in Masonic and non-Masonic organizations as did our 120th Grand Master, George Floyd Morrison. As a result, quite naturally, he came into office with special preparation for giving service and leadership to the Craft. The success of his administration was a predictable consequence. Our Grand Master is a native St. Louisan and was born April 8, 1903, the son of Amanda C. and George Ardell Morrison. He was educated in the public schools of St. Louis, at Wyman Grade School and McKinley High School, and also attended the School of Civil Engineering of Washington University. He early came under Masonic influ路ence. His father, Brother George A. Morrison, was a member of Cornerstone Lodge No. 323, a Past Commander of St. Aldemar Commandery and a Past Commander of Missouri Council of Kadosh No. I, one of the St. Louis Scottish Rite Bodies, and attained the 33掳 in Scottish Rite Masonry but died in 1924 before his son became a Mason. In 1919, the year of the founding of DeMolay, our Grand Master became a member of St. Louis Chapter, Order of DeMolay. His interest in this important youth organization has never wavered. In 1950 he was invested with the Legion of Honor and his connection with DeMolay was crowned in 1965 by having a class of 100 new DeMolay members named in honor of "George F. Morrison-Grand Master." His Masonic career commenced when he became a member of Tuscan Lodge No. 360 on March 4, 1925. He was appointed an officer of his Lodge in 1931 and served as its Worshipful Master in 1936. Subsequently he has served as Chairman of the Lodge's Budget Committee and as Chairman of its Permanent Investigating Committee. On numerous occasions he has installed the officers of Tuscan Lodge. The ability which Brother Morrison displayed in the service of his Lodge brought him to the attention of the leadership of the Grand Lodge and in 1943 to 1944 he was a District Deputy Grand Master for the 33rd Masonic District. He served for almost ten years as a member and Chairman of the Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests. Early in 1956, Most Worshipful Brother William J. Craig, Grand Master, appointed him Grand Pursuivant. In subsequent years he progressed up the line of office until in 1964 the Grand Lodge elected him to be its Grand Master for 1964-65. While Most Worshipful Brother Morrison was Deputy Grand Master, he served as President of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. During this year the 75th anniversary of the Home was observed with great success on July 12, 1964. Brother Morrison had much to do with the planning and execution of the anniversary observance, as well as rendering other service on Masonic Home committees. As early as 1941-42-43 he


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had served as Chairman of the Masonic Home Visiting Committee and later as member and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board. Brother Morrison followed in his illustrious father's footsteps in his service to the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, in which he joined the St. Louis Consistory in 1931. He was appointed to the Line of Officers in St. Louis Council of Kadosh No.1 in 1936 and was Commander of that Council from 1949 to 1951. He had been invested with the rank of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in 1945 and was coroneted a 33째 Honorary Inspector General in 1951. From 1951 to date he has been a member of the St. Louis Scottish Rite Cathedral Board and since 1953 has been Chairman of the Class Relations Committee of the St. Louis Scottish Rite Bodies. Our Grand Master joined Moolah Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. in 1935 and early served on some of its important committees, including the original chairmanship of the Permanent and Voluntary Contributing Membership Committee. He was General Chairman of Moolah Temple Circus in 1945. In 1941 the then Illustrious Potentate, Worshipful Brother Ray S. Thomson, appointed him to the Divan. In 1946 Brother Morrison served as. Illustrious Potentate of Moolah Temple in its 60th year. His memorable installation was high-lighted by an original production of a pageant entitled "Mecca." The largest number of Nobles in the history of the Temple were created that year, 900..The Tiger Shrine Club and SEMO Shrine Club were chartered. So popular was this Illustrious Potentate that he was elected to honorary membership in every Shrine Temple in Missouri, and in over 40 Shrine Temples throughout the United States, as well as to honorary or life membership in nine of the organized bodies of Moolah Temple. To fill a vacanc.y, he was installed and served as "Imperial Outer Guard" for the 72nd Annual Shrine Imperial Council Session in 1946. He became a member of "The Cabiri," the International Past Potentates Association. In 1950 Potentate Worshipful Brother Albert Theis, Jr. appointed Brother Morrison Chaplain of Moolah Temple and he has served in that capacity each year since 1950, with two exceptions, and now bears the title of Chaplain Emeritus. The fall 1964 Ceremonial Class was named the "George F. Morrison-Grand Master's Class" and he was given special honor for the fact that he is the only Past Potentate of Moolah Temple ever to serve as Grand Master of Missouri. Very early in his Shrine membership our Grand Master became personally interested in the St. Louis unit of the Shriners' Hospitals for Crippled Children. He was elected to its Board of Governors in 1937 and has served under every Chairman since the first hospital was built in St. Louis. He was elected Treasurer of the St. Louis hospital's Board in 1941, and, ever since he has served continuously in this capacity; he is now completing his 25th year as Treasurer. He gave the prayer and pronounced the invocation at the ground breaking ceremonies for the New St. Louis Unit of the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children in 1961. As regards non-Masonic organizations, our Grand Master's first love was Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He became a member of the Beta Sigma Chapter of this fraternity at Washington University in 1922, and was President of the St. Louis Kappa Sigma Alumni Association in 1934. He served then 11 years, from 1953 to 1964 as District Grand Master for the State of Missouri, within


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which time he was elected and still is President of Beta Sigma, Inc., the corporation which owns the fraternity house at Washington University. His fraternity presented him with its St. Louis Kappa Sigma "Man of the Year Award" in 1963. The Rotary Club of St. Louis became another prime non-Masonic interest of our Grand Master after he joined it in 1935. He served on many committees and as Vice President until this club elected him its President for its 35th Anniversary year, 1944 to 1945. Other Masonic organizations in which our Grand Master has held membership but has not been an officer have included Cabany Chapter No. 140 R.A.M., the Square Club, an organization of Past Masters, and Missouri Lodge of Research. Non-Masonic organizations include the Missouri Historical Society. He had been for many years a Director of the Better Business Bureau of St. Louis and was Secretary of same for two years; also a memher of the Board of Governors of the Downtown Branch of the Y.M.C.A. and was a member of the USa-Army and Navy Committee. He is a Past President of the Parent-Teachers Association of Glen Ridge School in Clayton. Most Worshipful Brother Morrison had the honor in 1941 to be appointed and commissioned "Honorary Colonel" on the staff of Governor Forrest C. Donnell, afterwards Grand Master of Masons and United States Senator. A Methodist, our Grand Master has long been active as President of a Men's Class, Trustee, Member and Chairman of the Official Board of Stewards and Chairman of a Building Committee. While it may appear that his varied organizational activities occupied most of Brother Morrison's time, yet mention should be made of his successful business career. In 1926 he became associated with the Weissenborn Coal Company, was its Secretary for many years and in 1948 became its President. He chaired a committee which arranged for the merger of the Coal Exchange of St. Louis and the St. Louis Retail Coal Merchants Association, and was the first President of the new organization known as "St. Louis Retail Coal Association" in 1949-50. During -that year there was a prolonged strike of coal miners and a nation-wide emergency of coal shortage developed. Brother Morrison was one of a group of retailers that went to Washington, D. C. to meet with members of Congress in an effort to settle the strike. Mayor Darst of the City of St. Louis appointed him to a committee on the same subject early in 1950, and he took part in the National Coal Association's Marketing Committee meeting in Chicago. He served as President of the Missouri Retail Coal Association and as a member of its Board of Directors. He was also one of the early Directors of the American Retail Coal Association. In 1950 he diversified his business interests through the Morrison Distributing Company, a distributor of major home appliances for heating and air conditioning and of gas appliances of all types. He disposed of the retail coal business in 1952 and is now President of Morrison Distributing Company in St. Louis. Our Grand Master has enjoyed a very happy married life for more than 38 years with the former Miss Marie Weissenborn, whom he married on April 23, 1927. They have one daughter, Jean, who is now Mrs. Lester E. Schultz. Her husband is a member and officer of Tuscan Lodge No. 360. There is one grandson, Geoffrey Morrison Schultz. Inevitably there is a lot of detail in this sketch, and yet it does not reflect


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the hours and days of devoted service which Most Worshipful Brother Morrison has rendered to his brethren and to his fellowmen generally and to worthy organizations. His life has been dominated by love of his fellowmen and by the desire to be of useful service. It is no wonder then that he came to the office of Grand Master in 1964 with the hearty applause of the delegates of the Grand Lodge ringing in his ears, and that he left office in 1965 with every indication that his performance of the duties of Grand Master had gained the approbation and the heightened respect and affection of all who had observed his work. Kindness and brotherly affection distinguished the actions of our Grand Master during the past year. He never spared himself in his response to every call for his presence at and participation in the affairs of Lodges and appendant bodies. Warm hearted and gregarious by nature, his manner and his messages evoked a happy response from those who attended his official visits and his speaking engagements and he never lacked for companionship as he traveled throughout the state. The administration of Most Worshipful Brother Morrison culminated in a splendid Annual Communication, over which the Grand Master presided with tact and good humor, as well as with the efficiency characteristic of a business executive and of a highly experienced leader of men. His year must be recorded as one of the finest and most harmonious in the entire history of our Grand Lodge. R. L.A.


GRAND LODGE' Ancient, Free and Accepted

Masons of the State of Missouri • Official Proceedings One Hundred Forty-Fourth Annual Communication •

September 28 and 29, A.D. 1965, A.L. 5965


OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 1965路1966 M. W. Grand Master A. BASEY VANLANDINGHAM Box 711. Columbia. Mo. 65201 RUSSELL E. MURRAy Deputy Grand Master 1717 June Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63138 WILLIAM R. DENSLOW Senior Grand Warden Box ,529, Trenton, Mo. 64683 ELVIS A. MOONEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Junior Grand Warden 117 North Prairie St., Bloomfield, Mo. 63825 WILLIAM H. UTZ, JR. . . . Grand Treasurer 1208 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph, Mo. 64509 EL~ W. WAG~ Grand Secretary 3681 Lindell Blvd.. St. Louis. Mo. 63108 FREELON K. HADLEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... Grand Lecturer 34]2 Duncan St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64507 J. MORGAN DONELSON Senior Grand Deacon Box 211, Princeton, Mo. 64673 WILLIAM H. CHAPMAN " . . Junior Grand Deacon 20 West Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, Mo. 63]]9 THOMAS J. DAVIS, JR.. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Grand Steward Box 217, Piedmont, Mo. 63957 W. HUGH McLAUGHLIN Junior Grand Steward 530 Profec;sional Bldg., ] 103 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64]06 WALTER L. WALKER. . . . . . . . . . . .. Senior Grand Marshal Anderson Building, Neosho, Mo. 64850 ROBERT L. McKINNEY , . . . . .. . . . . Junior Grand Marshal 601 East Patterson, Kirksville, Mo. 6350] EMMETT D. WAYLAND. . . Grand Sword Bearer R.D. 4, Columbia, Mo. 65201 RANSOME R. SCOTT. . . Grand Pursuivant 505 South Street, Boonville, Mo. 65233 THOMAS SHROUT. Grand Chaplain Missouri School of Religion, Columbia, Mo. 65201 HERBERT E. DUNCAN. . .. Grand Chaplain 439 West 58th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64113 BEN MORRIS RIDPATH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Grand Chaplain 620 E. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64109 J. C. MONTGOMERY, JR.. .................. . Grand Chaplain 66] I Pernod Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63139 .Grand Chaplain JULIUS J. NODEL. 560 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63130 WILL L. LANE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grand Chaplain 5828 King Hill Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. 64504 CARL L. RADFORD .............................. . .. Grand Chaplain 205 State St., Fulton, Mo. 65251 ..... Grand OratC'r HASKELL HOLMAN. 727 Cardinal, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101 ROY H. RUDE.... . Grand Tiler 117 S. Howard St., New Franklin, Mo. 65274

The 145th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge will be held in St. Louis, beginning Tuesday, September 27, 1966.


One Hundred Forty-Fourth Annual Communication The one hundred forty-fourth 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 28, 1965. PRESENT

George F. Morrison, M. W.Grand Master A. Basey Vanlandingham, Deputy Grand Master Russell E. Murray, Senior Grand Warden William R. Denslow, Junior Grand Warden William H. Utz, Jr., Grand Treasurer Elmer W. Wagner, Grand Secretary Freelon K. Hadley, Grand Lecturer Elvis A. Mooney, Senior Grand Deacon J. Morgan Donelson, Junior Grand Deacon William H. Chapman, Senior Grand Ste\vard Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Junior Grand Steward W. Hugh McLaughlin, Senior Grand Marshal Walter L. Walker, Junior Grand Marshal Harry Theis, Grand Sword Bearer Howard F. Kizer, Grand Pursuivant Herbert E. Duncan, Grand Chaplain Ira T. Gragg, Grand Chaplain J. C. Montgomery, Jr., Grand Chaplain Ben Morris Ridpath, Grand Chaplain Thomas Shrout, Grand Chaplain Julius J. Nodel, Grand Chaplain Will L. Lane, Grand Chaplain Roy W. Harper, Grand Orator W. Raymond Usher, Grand Tiler

At 10:00 a.m. Most Worshipful Grand Master George F. Morrison 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 Ira T. Gragg offered the invocation. CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE-INTERIM REPORT

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Credentials begs to report that a constitutional number of subordinate lodges are represented. R. MARVIN COWDEN, Chairman.


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INTRODUCTION OF PAST GRAND MASTERS

R. W. Bro. Lewis C. Robertson introduced the Past Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri who were present. INTRODUCTION OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

R. W. Bro. William H. Chapman introduced the following distinguished guests: M. W. Bro. Francis Yearwood, Grand Master of Tennessee. R. W. Bro. Dorsey L. Andrews, Deputy Grand Master of Iowa. R. W. Bro. Joseph L. Bridwell, Deputy Grand Master of Indiana. R. W. Bro. Clinton H. Lang, Junior Grand Warden of Illinois.

INTRODUCTION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE APPENDANT MASONIC BODIES OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI

R. W. Bro. Elvis A. Mooney introduced the following distinguished guests: Bro. William B. Massey, Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Missouri of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Bro. Clovis E. Collier, Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters Bro. Bert W. Casselman, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons Bro. Harold N. Painter, Right Eminent Grand Commander, Grand Commandery Bro. Charles B. Schweizer, Past Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Loge Nationale Francais Bro. J. Morgan Donelson, Grand Patron, Grand Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star INTRODUCTION OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS

Wort Bro. Vern H. Schneider presented the District Deputy Grand Masters who were present. INTRODUCTION OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

R. W. Bro. Thomas J. Davis, Jr. introduced the District Deputy Grand Lecturers who were presen t. MESSAGES

The Grand Secretary read a communication from the Grand Lodge of the State of Israel and the Masonic Service Association of the United States extending congratulations and good wishes. ANNOUNCEMENTS

R. W. Bro. William H. Chapman announced that busses would be provided for the visit to the Masonic Home of Missouri this afternoon. The Missouri Lodge of Research extended an invitation to all the brethren to attend the business meeting of the Missouri Lodge of Research this afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the Masonic Temple; also to attend the Breakfast tomorrow morning at the Sheraton-Jefferson Hotel at 7: 15 o'clock. There will be a photograph taken of those in attendance at Grand Lodge, at noon.


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Luncheon will be served in the Dining Room of the Scottish Rite Cathedral at noon, at a cost of $1.25 per person. Dinner will be served at 6:30 this evening in the Dining Room of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, followed by a splendid program for the delegates and their ladies in the auditorium at 8 o'clock. INTRODUCTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MASONIC HOME

R. W. Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham introduced the members of the Masonic Home Board. ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER

Most Worshipful Bro. George F. Morrison, thereupon presented the Grand Master's address.


Address of the Grand Master To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge} Ancient} Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Good morning and welcome to this, the One Hundred Forty-Fourth Annual Communication of your Grand Lodge. It is a personal pleasure for me to recognize all distinguished guests, visitors from other jurisdictions, Masonic leaders in all branches of Missouri Masonry, our beloved Past Grand Masters, the competent group of District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers, the committeemen, the representatives of subordinate lodges, and all visitors. Many of these men for a long period of time, and more especially during the past year, have been very close to and of great assistance to your Grand Master. The ties of our friendship, in some instances, have been drawn closer together as we worked with each other in promoting the welfare of Freemasonry and in our service to the Craft. So, to each and everyone, I offer the right hand of fellowship and express my sincere and grateful appreciation for the many kindnesses and manifestations of brotherly affection that it has been my privilege to enjoy. On numerous occasions my wife, Marie, accompanied me on my visitations, and in each instance the Brethren and their ladies were extremely attentive to her presence. It pleases me very much to say thanks to all who were so hospitable, gracious and considerate in such a friendly manner. As I apply myself to the preparation of this address as required by our By-Laws, which state a Grand Master is to make a report "with an account of his official acts during the recess and of the state and condition of Freemasonry in the State, with his recommendations for such measures as he considers expedient and necessary," my mind goes back forty years to the time when I became a Master Mason. It is not feasible to mention all of the pleasant memories that were recalled; however, some of the vivid recollections are: my first appointment to the official line of officers in Tuscan Lodge No. 360, A.F.& A.M. by Worshipful Brother John R. "Cap" Hundley, in 1931; my appointment as District Deputy Grand Master by Most Worshipful Brother W. F. Woodruff in 1943; my appointment to the Grand Lodge Line by Most Worshipful Brother William J. Craig, in 1956. To these esteemed friends and the several Grand Masters who advanced me through the Appointive Offices, as well as to all of the Brethren who elected me Grand Master one year ago, I want, at this time, to acknowledge and thank them for the high honor that they conferred on me. STATE OF THE CRAFT On Saturday, October 31, 1964, I presided over the annual meeting of District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers, that included most of the Grand Lodge Officers, which as a further portion of the celebration of the Seventy-Fifth Year of the Masonic Home of Missouri was held in the Chapel of the Masonic Home. At the opening of the meeting a copy of my instructions and suggestions was given to each Deputy present.

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It is gratifying to report that many District Deputy Grand Masters have indicated to me that this guide was helpful to them in making their official visits, and in discharging their duties throughout the year, for each item was read and discussed during the course of the meeting. It was pointed out that only four Districts in the State of Missouri had 100% attendance at the 1964 Grand Lodge Communication, and the record indicated that 187 lodges did not have any representation. The Deputies were asked to report to me on the lodges that were not represented and to encourage all lodges in their respective Districts to attend the 1965 Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. A review of the reports that have reached me, thus far, reveals that many of the Worshipful Masters explained their absence by stating that they did not know they would receive a per diem and travel allowance to attend, nor did they know that they could appoint a qualified proxy to act in their stead. It will be interesting to note what has been accomplished in this effort when the Credentials Committee makes its report during this session. It is important that all Masonic leaders and lodge officers keep well informed on the affairs of the Fraternity and become acquainted with the accomplishments and plans for the future. This can only be done by attending and participating in the deliberations of the Grand Lodge, by reading The Freemason, and by being regular in attendance at our own lodges. The lodge reports as of June 30, 1965, contained a very unusual happenstance. In 1964, 2098 members were suspended for nonpayment of dues, and the 1965 figure was an identical amount. While we again will show a net loss in membership, it is still my opinion, as I have mentioned in most all of my visits throughout the State, that Freemasonry has had a wonderful past, but it also has a challenging future. Our Fraternity is one of good deeds, charitable activities and develops sincere friendships, and because of these wholesome facets, Masonry will continue to progress. In view of the above we should all stop and consider what we, as individual Master Masons, are doing about the "future." Our annual losses could be decreased, and probably avoided, if we would preserve and protect what we have by encouraging all initiates to complete the three degrees and give fraternal attention to those who have been dropped because of unfortunate circumstances or are no longer members because of nonpayment of dues. Each of us should strive to create an image of Masonry that will favorably impress the youth of our community, our friends and business associates, so that all will recognize and know of the influence that its principles and teachings have had on our own lives. Several District reports included statements that because approved chari路 table activities in the community were of such a substantial nature they merited publicity in the local news media. The deputies feel that this recognition was responsible for some lodges receiving an increase in the number of petitions for membership which they had not enjoyed in recent years. Many District Deputy Grand Masters were very prompt in submitting their required reports; however, it was necessary to write quite a few and urge them to send their reports to me, with a copy to the Deputy Grand Master. It is a pleasure to state that at the time this address is released for printing only five out of the sixty-two reports were not submitted for the record. It is satisfying to recognize the improvement that has been accomplished


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in this needed cooperation on the part of the Deputies. Several reports contained noteworthy suggestions, and, no doubt, the new Grand Master has noted them and will take suitable action in the coming year. DEMOLAY My files contain several encouraging letters which were sent to me following some of my visitations, in which I expressed the opinion that DeMolay is the most fertile ground for the future of Freemasonry. We all recognize that a nation's greatest asset is its youth, and we should not be unmindful of the fact that such a splendid, well organized group of young men as the DeMolay should be encouraged. We should take advantage of the opportunity to explain to them what is necessary to become a member of the Masonic Fraternity. DeMolay, as well as other commendable youth organizations, offers the teenage boy of today a worthwhile occupation for his spare time, wholesome associates, the best of environment and an interesting and complete program of all around youth development. Any organization with such commendable purposes, ideals and, yes, goals is important to every right thinking and interested Masonic citizen. We should all be cognizant of the fact that in their hands rests the future of our community, state, nation and Freemasonry, and they should be given every possible assistance and guidance. APPOINTMENTS 1. During the year I was pleased to approve the recommendations of several Grand Masters for appointments to be made as our Grand Representatives. It was also my pleasure to nominate my appointee to the Grand Lodge Line, Right Worshipful Brother Walter L. Walker, Neosho, Missouri, as the Grand Representative of the Grande Loja de Santa Catarina (Brazil) near the Grand Lodge of Missouri. 2. The C. K. Benson Co., CPA accounting firm, has for many years been retained and reappointed annually by the Grand Master to make the required audits of the accounts of the Grand Treasurer and the Grand Secretary. In July, 1965, Brother Benson advised me that due to a number of reasons, primarily the death of the Brother who had for a long period of time made the audit, his firm would be unable to make the audit and asked to be relieved of the appointment. Although late in the Grand Lodge year, I was able to, and did appoint the firm of Harvey & Wagener, Certified Public Accountants, of which Brother Robert C. Wagener, one of the partners, is a member of Anchor Lodge No. 443, A.F.& A.M. Brother Wagener accepted the appointment and gave this important assignment his undivided attention, in order to complete the audits for publication and presentation to this Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. I, therefore, commend him for his diligent service, along with his promptness and, also, for having assumed the additional appointment of making, concurrently, the annual audit of the Masonic Home of Missouri. 3. On June 1, 1965, Right Worshipful Brother Walter C. Borchers, District Deputy Grand Master of the 24th Masonic District, was on his way to make an official visit to Cambridge Lodge No. 63, Slater, Missouri, accompanied by Worshipful Brother Gaither Hines, Worshipful Master of Oriental Lodge


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No. 518, Blackburn, Missouri, and Brother Claire Wilfred Gibson, member of St. Clair Lodge No. 273, Osceola, Missouri, when all three were killed in a two car accident on the highway. Right Worshipful Brother Borchers also served as Secretary of Oriental Lodge No. 518. Said Lodge and the Masonic Fraternity lost three dedicated Masons when this tragic accident occurred. In view of the above, I appointed a close personal friend of Right Worshipful Brother Borchers and the Present District Deputy Grand Lecturer, Right Worshipful Brother Wilbur Haines, Miami, Missouri, to serve as the District Deputy Grand Master of the 24th Masonic District for the balance of my administration. 4. When my appointments were read last year, they included the name of Reverend and Brother Will L. Lane, St. Joseph, Missouri, as a Grand Chaplain. Unfortunately, this appointee was not installed with the other Grand Officers. On my visit of June 12, 1965, to the 9th Masonic District, it was my pleasure, during the course of the program, to install Brother Lane as a Grand Chaplain. 5. The following one year appointments for each of the Brethren to serve as a Grand Lodge Officer during my tenure in office were made by myself, with a great measure of personal satisfaction. a. Right Worshipful Brother W. Raymond Usher, Hannibal, Missouri, has been active for a long period of time in all Masonic, youth and community activities in Northeast Missouri. He has given generously of his time, effort and counsel to all of the Lodges. and Brethren in the area. Our mutual interests brought about a warm personal and family friendship. He was appointed Grand Tiler. b. Right Worshipful Brother Roy W. Harper formerly of Steele, Missouri, now residing in St. Louis, Missouri, by virtue of the fact that he is the Chief United States District Judge in Eastern Missouri. Every Grand Master likes to have a Grand Orator with whom he is personally acquainted and whom he can present with a great deal of pride to the Grand Lodge to deliver an outstanding oration. He was appointed Grand Orator. c. Right Worshipful Brother Howard F. Kizer, Mexico, Missouri, Junior Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Missouri, has rendered impressive service to Masonry from the time that he presented himself at the door of Freemasonry. For the past few years our contacts in Masonic affairs have developed into an appreciated friendship .. He was appointed Grand Pursuivant. d. Right Worshipful Brother Harry Theis, St. Louis, Missouri, a former Director and Treasurer of the Masonic Home of Missouri and, more recently, for the past three years Consultant to the Finance Committee, in which capacity he has been of invaluable service, and attended all meetings of the Committee. He has given generously of his time, energy and counsel without any compensation. Time and space will not permit me to recite here a detailed reference to the many pleasantries which we have enjoyed as friends for over thirty years. Suffice it to say that his late beloved Mother, Father and Brother, Worshipful Brother Albert Theis, Jr., were all very warm friends of mine. In recognition of Harry's many years of dedicated service to Freemasonry and the Masonic Home of Missouri, he was appointed Grand Sword Bearer. e. Right Worshipful Brother Julius J. Nodel appeared to me to be a fitting successor to our late beloved Grand Chaplain, Right Worshipful Brother


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Samuel Thurman, who is so fondly remembered by many Brethren. Brother Nodel had served as Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Oregon, when he resided in that State. When he had moved to St. Louis and applied for membership in a local lodge, Right Worshipful Brother Thurman signed his petition for affiliation and thus sponsored him as a Missouri Mason. Since his appointment as a Grand Chaplain, Rabbi Nodel has performed the duties of his office with great distinction and eloquence, and has fully justified my confidence in the belief that since we have seven Grand Chaplains, the Jewish clergy should be properly represented among them. KANSAS CITY MASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF On December 9, 1964, I was advised: "A majority of the lodges in the Kansas City area have voted to discontinue support of the Kansas City Masonic Board of Relief, effective January 1, 1965. This means the dissolution of the Board. This action has been taken under the provision of the Grand Lodge By-Laws (Chapter IV, Article 23, Section 23.020, General Boards of Relief) as amended in 1962." Under Section 5.100 the matter was referred to the Chairman of the Committee on Masonic Boards of Relief, Right Worshipful Brother Elvin K. Luff, and Right Worshipful Brother W. Hugh McLaughlin, Senior Grand Marshal, Kansas City, Missouri, was appointed to represent the Grand Master. Further consideration will be given to this important matter at the time Right Worshipful Brother Elvin K. Luff, Chairman, presents the report and recommendations of his Committee. TRIAL COMMISSIONS Unfortunately, it was necessary for your Grand Master to appoint several Brethren to serve as members of Trial Commissions. To date all of the findings and verdicts have not been reported. While these appointments are not pleasant by nature, it is essential for the Brethren who are appointed to serve, to spend a great deal of time and effort in discharging their duties. The purpose of this comment is to express my gratitude to all of the Brethren who have so willingly and generously accepted their appointment, and for the splendid Masonic Service that they have rendered to the lodges, the Grand Master, and the Grand Lodge. It is my recommendation that when it becomes necessary for charges to be filed against a Brother and the lodge proceeds to take action under the provisions of the Trial Code, that they should carefully study same and accurately note the time limitations that are imposed on all participants, in keeping with the Constitution and By-Laws, and be governed accordingly. Also, proper notation should be made by each person handling the required papers as to the date they were received and when they were referred to the proper authorities. It would be helpful to all parties concerned and, especially, to the Grand Master, if everyone would adhere to these and all other procedures under the Trial Code. Further, when a Grand Master is to be requested to appoint a Trial Commission, the request should be made in ample time for the Commission to be appointed and, particularly, to enable the members of same to make the necessary arrangemen ts to conduct a Trial.


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HEALING It is noteworthy to point out that it was not necessary to issue any healing orders. This indicates that a definite improvement has been made throughout the State in the proper handling of Masonic procedures. For a brief period of time it appeared that a healing order would be required regarding the handling of a transfer of membership, involving a Brother from one of our lodges to a Kansas lodge. However, the matter was resolved satisfactorily upon receipt of my letter addressed to a District Deputy Grand Master. I think it well to share with you an excerpt from the letter which I received from the Grand Secretary of Kansas: "I am sure that your instructions in this matter are in the best interests of Masonry, for I feel that all too often our Secretaries place their own convenience above the interests of the individual member who, after all has a limited knowledge of the procedures involved in transfers and things of that nature. I have repeatedly stated to our Secretaries that we must always keep in mind the welfare of these members and wherever possible use the provisions of our law to accommodate them rather than to hinder them in moving membership from one lodge to another. I am happy that you apparently share this view and I want to thank you sincerely for the letter that you have directed to your District Deputy路 in Kansas City, for I am sure that it will have the effect of bringing this matter to a conclusion." DECISIONS To include in this report a reference to all of the inquiries that were made of the Grand Master would make this report too voluminous. However, it prompts me to make the observation that more heed should be given to the charge given during the installation of the Worshipful Master: "The Book of Constitutions you are to search at all times. Cause it to be read in the Lodge, that none may pretend ignorance of the excellent precepts it enjoins." This would substantially reduce the Grand Master's correspondence, and eliminate the need for a reply, only to make reference to the section of the by-laws that applies to the resolution of the subject matter. I

Inquiry was made regarding the taking of pictures in a lodge hall. Decision. No pictures can be taken during the time that the degrees are being conferred or of any person or persons in any position that would violate the secrecy of the Masonic ritual. It is permissible for piCtures to be taken during certain Masonic occasions, such as the installation of lodge officers, presentations, visits of distinguished guests and during Masonic services to which the public is invited. II Request was made to approve a group of Past Masters banding together for the purpose of conferring "The Actual Past Master's Degree." Decision. This request could not be approved, for it is not in the power of any man or body of men to make innovations in the body of Masonry. in Missouri. After an exchange of considerable correspondence, and with the cooperation of Worshipful Brother O. Wes Konering, the then President of


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the Square Club of St. Louis (Past Masters' organization) the formation of "The Square Club of Southwest Missouri" was approved, and it is now properly organized and serving a good purpose in Southwest Missouri.

III Quite a few lodges requested dispensations to hold Special Communications for the purpose of electing officers, due to the fact that they were unable to meet and elect officers for various reasons at the Regular Communication prescribed by their by-laws: In most instances the request came from lodges that were not familiar with Section 8.080 as amended, permitting a lodge which failed to open the Stated Communication prescribed by its by-laws for the election of its officers to proceed with the election at its next Stated Communication without dispensation. Decision. Three required dispensations were issued; the several other requests for dispensation were not issued, in view of the above. Several requests were made to approve the use of lodge funds and permission to make contributions to and be identified in the management of extraneous organizations. In each instance the lodge was referred to Page 106 of the Grand Lodge By-laws, "Support of Extraneous Organizations." Each request dealt with a very wholesome and worthwhile charity, and it is regrettable that approval could not be given, due to the established policy of our Grand Lodge and, further, to avoid making long range commitments which could ultimately impoverish the funds of the lodge involved. Decision. The following requests, therefore, were denied: a. "Kennett Good Neighbors"-a Christmas charity and relief program. b. Instigating and maintaining a scholarship fund to be granted annually to a needy member of the graduating class of a local high school. It was proposed that said scholarship would be administered by a committee appointed annually by the Worshipful Master. c. A hospital was being built to serve a large area, with private donations being matched by a grant from the Federal Government. The lodge was desirous of making a contribution from its funds to this very worthy and needy cause, and stated that all contributors wiII long be remembered throughout the community because of the dire need of said hospital. d. The lodges within five counties desired to contribute lodge funds toward the construction, maintenance, and operation of a building to be used as a permanent site for the Cerebral Palsy Association. While the motives outlined in the request were most commendable and every permissible assistance should be given to the Cerebral Palsy Association, the request was denied. Further inquiry was made "What means can be found to achieve the end we desire?" Reply: In many communities the officers or members of Masonic lodges take an active part in worthwhile civic affairs and provide the necessary leadership to make undertakings of this kind a success, in addition to making personal contributions, and lend a great deal of assistance to the organization in raising the required funds.

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Request was made to approve the raising of funds for a new lodge hall by selling. chances on a. beef that was to be donated by a member. of said lodge. Decision. Request denied. This type of fund raising cannot be approved, for Freemasonry does not engage in nor condone raffles or games of chance by individuals or lodges.


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VI Under Section 13.100 and Section 13.110 of our Grand Lodge By-laws, dispensations were granted to confer the degrees on petitioners with the following physical handicaps: club foot; lost four fingers on right hand, but has most of thumb; bad eyes; not fully developed right hand; stiff right leg; walks with crutches-can kneel with assistance; wears hearing aid, with understanding that artificial appliance is to be ignored during conferring of degrees. The following requests were not approved, as the petitioners were can路 sidered disqualified: a. Missing right hand; petitioner wore a hook and did not possess an artificial hand. b. Following the conferring of the Fellow Craft Degree, a Brother had his larynx removed; he did not use an artificial appliance and could not articulate loud enough, under any conditions, and special dispensation to confer the Master Mason Degree was denied.

VII The following requests for permission to solicit lodges for contributions or donations were denied: a. The Acacia Fraternity, Warrensburg, Missouri wanted to write all of the lodges in Missouri, asking for a small donation which would be contributed to the March of Dimes, in order to win a campus contest. b. A lodge which is contemplating the erection of a new lodge hall requested permission to circulate a letter to all of the lodges in the 33rd and 57th Masonic Districts, encouraging the Worshipful Masters and the line officers to authorize the printing of their names in a program book at $1.00 per name. c. The Past Matrons and Past Patrons Club of St. Louis and St. Louis County of the Order of Eastern Star requested permission to send a letter to each lodge in the 33rd and 57th Masonic Districts and enclose four tickets for a card party. Proceeds were to be used toward the entertainment and presentation of monetary gifts to the guests in the Masonic Home of Missouri.

VIII As a result of several lodges with large memberships wanting to reduce their expenditures for postage an investigation was made and information was obtained from the United States Post Office regarding the regulations on Ordinary Third Class Mail; Third Class Bulk Mail; and Non-Profit Organization Mail, and the lodges were advised as follows: Since both Third Class Bulk Mail and Non-Profit Organization Mail may be sealed-which is the important factor and determined my decision-it will be permissible to mail your Trestleboard under such sealed cover, provided that on the front of each envelope you show "Third Class Mail, Return Postage Guaranteed," and stated further that this will serve a good purpose, for it will enable the lodge to keep its mailing records current as to the address and will also insure that the mailing reaches the addressee or is returned to the lodge, and at the same路 time effect a saving in mailing costs. In all cases the lodges must comply with the postal regulations; the words "Third Class" on sealed envelopes gives the Post Office Department permission to open them for inspection when they think it necessary. Any letter containing matter of a confidential nature should be sent


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First Class. Any matter that might be considered as a dun must be sent First Class. Your Trestleboard in which you publish lists of petitioners, rejections, suspensions, etc. must still be mailed in sealed envelopes.

IX A lodge wrote: "It is planned to write each member of the lodge after each meeting. Would it be permissible to give full account of the minutes of last meeting. It seems to be that there are some things that you would want sent in that way. You would give notice of application for membership and also result of balIot." Decision. An exact copy of the minutes should not be reproduced; however, the pertinent information and items of interest could be mentioned in a newsletter and sent to the members and the mailing should comply with Section 25.070. X A lodge inquired whether a member is entitled to a Certificate of Good Standing for the purpose of transferring his membership before he paid his dues for the current year. Decision. Until such time as a lodge suspends a member for non-payment of dues, he is considered to be a member in good standing and is entitled to a Certificate of Good Standing. XI A lodge wrote: "Our installation is open to all but follows a regular meeting. Some members object to this, as it causes their wives and friends to wait until the meeting is over. They have been doing it this way for years and now suddenly they find it an imposition for the outsiders to have to wait." Decision. If the installation is held at the time and place of a Stated Communication established by the by-laws of the lodge, the lodge must be opened. The lodge by-laws can be amended to leave the date for installation to the discretion of the incoming Master. He can select a date other than the night of your regular meeting.

XII 1. A lodge wrote: "Can a lodge make by-laws where it can set aside special funds for things such as charity, carpet, library funds, etc. they might see a need for?" Decision. They were referred to Section 9.050 Lodge Budget and further advised that if the lodge wishes to engage in a Masonic charity this should be encouraged. Lodge funds properly budgeted can be used to furnish the lodge room, purchase a carpet or other necessary appurtenances. 2. The same lodge inquired further: "Can a lodge raise its dues and set aside this extra money for special funds?" Decision. A lodge can raise its dues and can prepare a budget to include specific itemized expenditures as outlined in Section 9.050. If the program the lodge is considering is of such magnitude that it warrants separate consideration, it would be well to become acquainted with Section 9.070, which permits the formation of non-profit corporations to hold title to, and maintain all or any part of the property of the lodge.


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XIII A lodge which owned a cemetery prior to 1900 advised that the cemetery is practically full and has not been used for sometime. The upkeep of the cemetery is the problem and has been taken care of by the brethren. They asked if they might proceed to form a corporation, write each of the lot owners or their descendants for a donation to a fund to be established and governed by the contemplated corporation. The proceeds from this fund to be used to maintain the cemetery on a perpetual basis. Decision. The lodge was advised there is no objection to their forming a non-profit cemetery corporation under the Missouri Non-Profit Laws and asking the assistance of the lot owners for funds to maintain the cemetery, provided that the lodge have an attorney draw the papers for the formation of the corporation, so that they will get started properly as a corporation under the statute. XIV 1. A lodge which owned and operated a cemetery prior to October 1, 1947 desired to purchase additional real estate adjacent to the present cemetery. Decision. Under Section 9.150 approval was given for the lodge to purchase additional adjacent real estate for cemetery use. 2. In purchasing the additional real estate the lodge desired to set up a separate entity by incorporating by pro forma decree as a non-profit organization. Decision. Contemplated action approved under Section 9.070. 3. The lodge had for many years identified and operated the cemetery under the name "Tipton Masonic Cemetery Association." In setting up the new corporation they desired to use the name "Tipton A.F. & A.M. Cemetery Association," and advised that if this name could not be used they preferred "Tipton Cemetery Association." Decision. Under Section 25.110 the name "Tipton A.F. &A.M. Cemetery Association" could not be approved. In lieu thereof, the lodge selected the name "Tipton Cemetery Association." The lodge was advised that this name can be used. XV

Bismarck Lodge No. 41, A.F. & A.M. advised that: "For over fifty years we have had a cemetery at the edge of Bismarck. There have been no restrictions on lot ownership and as a result we have sold lots to Masons and non-Masons throughout this area. Last year we sold the last of our lots. Throughout these years we have depended on voluntary contributions to see that the grass was kept mowed and everything in good order. Some years the contributions have taken care of the upkeep and in others the lodge has had to go into the cemetery account to maintain the cemetery. "When the cemetery was set up, there was no provision made for perpetual care. All funds from the sale of lots went into the special lodge cemetery account. There was no agreement made at inception as to how the cemetery would be maintained and what would be done with the fund balance in the cemetery account. "All of the funds and accounts are in the lodge name under their separate accounts and are administered through the regular channels of the Master, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Lodge."


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Decision. The matter was referred to the Chairman of the Building Supervisory Board under Section 9.070, and the following reply was made: "The best way to provide for the maintenance and care of the cemetery, as well as insure a permanent depository for cemetery funds, is through the medium of a non-profit corporation. We therefore suggest that you organize a nonprofit corporation under the 'General Not for Profit Corporation Act' and transfer the cemetery property and the cemetery funds to that account. The Master, Secretary, and Treasurer can serve as officers of the corporation. This corporation then could seek contributions from the lot owners and others that have loved ones in the cemetery. It could make permanent arrangements for the care and upkeep of the graves, and could hold and invest the cemetery funds that your lodge has for cemetery use, as well as additional contributions, and there would be no question as to the continuity of the cemetery ownership or operation. The provisions that you refer to that in the event the corporation is terminated for any reason, the funds could be transmitted to Bismarck Lodge or the Grand Lodge, as the case might be, can be incorporated in the corporate minutes. . If the lodge desires, the proceeds from the sale of the four acres across the road could be added to the cemetery funds held by the corporation. This plan would also eliminate the possibility that lodge members, in an unguarded moment, might want to spend the money for other purposes." XVI Inquiry was made as to whether in lieu of a stenographer in a Masonic Trial, the testimony could be taken on a recording machine. Decision. Approved if all who participate in the recording of the testimony are Master Masons in good standing. The tape and transcript, if made, must be retained for the permanent records of the Grand Lodge. XVII Upon request of Palestine Lodge No. 241, A.F. &A.M., Wentzville Lodge No. 46, A.F. &A.M., and Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260, A.F. &A.M., being all of the lodges which are located in S1. Charles County of the 30th Masonic District, for concurrent jurisdiction to be established, I approved the establishment of concurren t jurisdiction effective June 7, 1965, between all of the lodges in S1. Charles County, Missouri. XVIII Request for a dispensation to form a new lodge at Portageville, Missouri was received by me on March 5, 1965, exactly one year from the date that the Charter of Portageville Lodge No. 166 was surrendered. Decision. Dispensation was not granted, for the District Deputy Grand Master of the District in which the lodge is to be located could not, and did not certify that the interest of Freemasonry will be advanced by the formation of the proposed new lodge. Further, the Certificate of Approval from Wardell Lodge No. 665, A.F. &A.M., Wardell, Missouri, was dated May 18, 1964; the Certificate of Approval from Point Pleasant Lodge No. 176, A.F. & A.M., Conran, Missouri, was dated April 10, 1964. Both were prior to the date that I became Grand Master and, further, prior to the election and installation of the current officers in both lodges.


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XIX On March 12, 1965, a lodge wrote and inquired as to the validity of dues cards in possession of former members of Portageville Lodge No. 166 (Extinct) and, also, as to the status of Certificates of Good Standing. Decision. The Certificates of Good Standing, one year after the date of issue become dimits, and the holder of same is not entitled to any Masonic privileges except the right to petition a lodge for affiliation. The dues cards which read that the Brother is a member in good standing of Portageville Lodge No. 166 "For the year ending December 31, 1964" would, in a subordinate lodge, be evidence of good standing until June 1, 1965; however, this would not apply to an extinct lodge, and such is the status of Portageville Lodge No. 166. Therefore, when a visitor signs the register he would have to indicate, of necessity, the lodge in which he holds membership. When the Certificates of Good Standing became dimits on March 5, 1965, the dues cards on the same date terminated as evidence of good standing and the visitor was unable to indicate his membership in any lodge. The Tilers of all lodges are responsible for suffering none to pass or repass, but such as are duly qualified. The action taken by a Tiler in not admitting visitors under the above circumstances was approved. XX A petitioner who is a member of the Moslem faith requested the lodge to replace the Holy Bible with the Koran. Decision. The lodge was advised that it is permissible for the Koran to be placed on the altar alongside of the Holy Bible, so that his hand can rest upon both books; however, the Koran cannot be placed upon the Holy Bible, nor replace same. The Missouri ritual and language must be adhered to in its entirety without exception. ESTATES Prior to the 1965 Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, it became apparent that the Grand Lodge was or might become a party to litigation in relation to the Estate of Roy F. Newman in Randolph County, Missouri, and in relation to the Estate of Spencer Irwin Groff in Franklin County, Missouri, and that action with respect to the interests of the Grand Lodge in the estates, including possible compromise of litigation and other claims therein, might be necessary before the next Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. There being no authority for such action by any representatives of the Grand Lodge, a resolution was adopted authorizing the Grand Master, with the concurrence of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, and the Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them, to take appropriate action, including the employment of attorneys and compromise of any such matters. An amendment of Section 2.010 of the By-laws to establish such authority permanently and in general was presented, and was laid over for action in 1964. At that time the amendment was laid over for further consideration at this Annual Communication, and a resolution was adopted which continued the former resolution until this Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. Since neither the Groff nor the Newman estate have finally been closed, and


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since further action such as was authorized in the resolution may be required, if some such general authority as contemplated in the proposed amendment of Section 2.010 is not adopted by this Grand Lodge, it is my recommendation that a resolution similar to that adopted in 1963 and in 1964 should be adopted, continuing the authority of the officers of the Grand Lodge for another year. SPENCER IRWIN GROFF ESTATE

To date there have been no developments with regard to this estate. ROY F. NEWMAN ESTATE

In the Estate of Roy F. Newman, a will contest was filed, and Worshipful Brother Richard J. Chamier and Most Worshipful Brother Martin B. Dickinson were employed as attorneys for the Grand Lodge. After protracted negotiations, a compromise or settlement of the claims of the relatives who brought the will contest was made, providing that they should receive 25% of the distributive share of the Grand Lodge, and a like portion of the share of the other residuary legatee, The First Church of Christ Scientist, The Mother Church, in Boston, Massachusetts. This settlement was approved by the four authorized officers of the Grand Lodge, and has been signed by all concerned and an appropriate decree has been entered in the will contest case. The estate remains in process of administration, pending determination of taxes and certain other claims. Our attorneys anticipate only routine procedures before ultimate payment to the Grand Lodge. Our attorneys are to receive a fee of 15% of the amount actually distributed to the Grand Lodge from the estate. GRAND MASTER'S CALENDAR It was my pleasure to attend numerous pleasant and memorable Masonic occasions and affairs. Time and the requirements of my business made it impossible to accept all of the cordial invitations that were extended to me. It was my good fortune, however, to be able to visit many lodges and affiliated organizations. On each occasion it was my privilege to enjoy a cordial welcome and a full measure of warm Masonic hospitality. All of these friendly courtesies and, more especially, the opportunity to expand my Masonic fellowships are acknowledged with sincere and grateful appreciation. 1964

Oct. 6-Sl. Louis, Tuscan Lodge No. 360, my first official visit to my own lodge. Oct. 7--St. Louis, Lodge of Instruction, 33rd Masonic District, installed District Deputy Grand Masters. Oct. 8--St. Louis, Apollo Lodge No. 529, Past Masters' Night and 50 Year Emblem Presentations. Oct. 14-Maplewood, Lodge of Instruction, 57th Masonic District, installed District Deputy Grand Master. Oct. 16-Kirksville, laid cornerstone, Violette Hall, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College with cooperation of Kirksville Lodge No. 105. Oct. 16-Kirksville, speaker, lOath Anniversary Banquet of Kirksville Lodge No. 105. Oct. 17-St. Louis, 125th Anniversary Banquet of Naphtali Lodge No. 25. Oct. 17-St. Louis, addressed 75th Anniversary Banquet of Ferguson Lodge No. 542. Oct. 18--St. Louis, Centenary Methodist Church, "Long Time Members and Former Members Sunday."


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Oct. 20-Brentwood, addressed West Gate Lodge No. 445, in honor of Right Worshipful Brother Harry Theis, Grand Sword Bearer. Oct. 21-St. Louis, Moolah Temple, regular meeting to honor Past PotentateGrand Master. "George F. Morrison Night." Oct. 23-St. Louis, "Greetings" at opening of the Fifteenth Annual Midwest Conference on Masonic Education and attended Banquet. Oct. 27-St. Louis, Guest Speaker, Grand Chapter of Missouri Order of the Eastern Star. Oct. 28-5t. Louis, addressed Missouri Pacific Square Club. Oct. 29-Ladue, Memorial Services for the late Illustrious Potentate of Moolah Temple, Brother Arch R. McEwen. Oct. 29-St. Louis, Masonic Secretaries (Goats Club) Meeting. 路Oct. 31-St. Louis, Conference of Grand Lodge Officers, followed by Meeting of District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers at Masonic Home of Missouri. Nov. l-St. Louis, addressed Breakfast, St. Louis Postal Employees and Friends (Travelers' Club). Nov. 5-St. Louis, invited to preside over meeting of the Rotary Club of St. Louis in recognition of my election as Grand Master and the 20th Anniversary of my being President of the Club. Nov. 6-Kansas City, Scottish Rite Reunion and spoke at Consistory Banquet for the "Challenge Class." Nov. 8-5t. Louis, Meridian Lodge No.2, dedicated and unveiled Donors Plaque. Nov. 12-Jefferson City, addressed 123rd Anniversary Banquet of Jefferson Lodge No. 43. Nov. 13-Hannibal, addressed I25th Anniversary of St. John's Lodge No. 28 meeting and spoke in recognition of Right Worshipful Brother W. Raymond Usher as Grand Tiler and other Masonic dignitaries in the area. Nov. If-Louisiana, 4:00 a.m., Perseverance Lodge No. 92 and addressed annual Grand Master's Breakfast. Nov. 18-5t. Louis, Scottish Rite Reunion, Chapter Day. Nov. I9-St. Louis, Scottish Rite Reunion, Council Day. Communicated 28th Degree and functioned as Chairman of Class Relations Committee. Nov. 19-Berkeley, Berkeley Lodge No. 667, Past Masters' Night and spoke on Masonic Home of Missouri. Nov. 20-St. Louis, Scottish Rite Reunion, St. Louis Consistory No. I Day. Addressed Class at close of the Reunion. Nov. 21-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Finance Committee and Executive Committee Meetings of the Board of Directors. Nov. 21-St. Louis, Moolah Temple Shrine Ceremonial, honored by having class named "George F. Morrison, Grand Master's Class." Nov. 22-St. James, laid cornerstone of new lodge building with cooperation- of St. James Lodge No. 230, and dedicated the new lodge hall. Nov. 23-St. Louis, annual dinner for the Past Masters of Tuscan Lodge No. 360. Nov. 24-St. Louis, addressed Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520, Secretary's Night and presented three Fifty Year Emblems. Nov. 28-5t. Louis, Scottish Rite, speaker at dinner for "Ray S. Thomson Memorial Class." Nov. 29-Fenton, Moolah Mounted Lancers Brunch, gave eulogy to former member of Lancers and late Illustrious Potentate Arch R. McEwen. Nov. 30-St. Louis, Square Club of St. Louis, 35th Anniversary and Testimonial Dinner to the Grand Master. Dec. 5-St. Louis, Installed Officers of Tuscan Lodge No. 360 (my own). Dec. 6--St. Louis, Magnolia Lodge No. 626, Testimonial Dinner for Worshipful , Brother Alfred H. Zeidler and Right Worshipful Brother Roy H. Sander, District Deputy Grand Master.


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Dec. 8-Creve Coeur, Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, presented Fifty Year Emblem to Worshipful Brother Fred Schulte. Dec. 12-St. Louis, Moolah Temple Stage Crew Presidents' Dinner, gave invocation and was speaker for the occasion. Dec. 13-Belle, laid cornerstone of Belle Christian Church with cooperation of Belle Lodge No. 373. Dec. 16-St. Louis, Moolah Temple regular meeting. Dec. 19-5t. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Finance Committee and Executive Committee Meetings of the Board of Directors. Dec. 25-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Christmas Breakfast, gave invocation and brief address. Dec. 28-Marshall, installed officers of Trilumina Lodge No. 205. Dec. 30-St. Louis, attended Humanities Award which was presented to Worshipful Brother Harvey A. Beffa. Dec. 30-St. Louis, meeting of Grand Lodge Investment Committee.

1965 Jan. 5-St. Louis, addressed St. Louis Scottish Rite Membership Committee meeting. Jan. 8-Webster Groves, addressed Rabboni Chapter No. 131, R.A.M., following installation of officers. Jan. 9-Creve Coeur, attended Annual Banquet of Wagner Electric Trowel Club. Jan. II-St. Louis, Gateway High Twelve Club. Jan. 15-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Finance Committee and Planning Committee meetings of the Board of Directors. Jan. 16-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Finance Committee and Board of Directors meetings. Jan. 20-St. Louis, Moolah Temple, gave prayer, prepared and presented Memorial to late Illustrious Potentate Arch R. McEwen. Jan. 23-Joplin, installed the officers (concurrently) of Fellowship Lodge No. 345 and Joplin Lodge No. 335. Jan. 29-St. Louis, addressed Wardens' and Masters' Clubs, Annual Banquet and election of officers. Jan. 29-St. Louis, Public Investiture DeMolay Legion of Honor, presented and spoke briefly as Grand Master. Feb. 6-New Franklin, addressed meeting of 25th Masonic District with cooperation of Howard Lodge No.4. Feb. 1O-St. Louis, Magnolia Lodge No. 626, fraternal visit and presented gold life membership card to Right Worshipful Brother Roy H. Sander, District Deputy Grand Master. Feb. 12-Columbia, addressed Boone County Masonic Association, presented Fifty Year Emblem with cooperation of Twilight Lodge No. 114. Feb. 13-St. Louis, Scottish Rite Reunion, Lodge of Perfection Day. Feb. 13~')t. Louis, Moolah Temple Directors Staff Dinner Dance. Feb. 14-Richmond Heights, to Brother Oren Leon Herlinger's residence to present Fifty Year Emblem with cooperation of several Brethren from Vandalia Lodge No. 491. Feb. 15-St. Louis, Purity Lodge No. 658, official visit of District Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Chester H. Davisson. Feb. 17-St. Louis, Board of Governors meeting, St. Louis Unit, Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children. Feb. 17-St. Louis, Moolah Temple, introduced Imperial Potentate O. Carlyle Brock. Feb. 20-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Executive Committee meeting of the Board of Directors. Feb. 2 I-Washington, D. C., Annual Conference of Grand Masters of Masons of North America.


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Feb. 22-Alexandria, Va., meeting of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association. Feb. 23-Washington, D. C., Conference of Grand Masters of Masons of North America and Banquet. Feb. 24-Washington, D. C., Annual "Frank S. Land, DeMolay-Memorial Break路 fast" honoring Grand Masters and Masonic U. S. Government officials, who were guests of the Imperial Council Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Feb. 24-Washington, D. C., Conference of Grand Masters continued, luncheon, House of the Temple, guests of the Supreme Council 33掳 AASR of Freemasonry S.J. Feb. 27-5t. Louis, Scottish Rite Reunion, Chapter Day, on behalf of group of his friends, presented 33掳 jewel to Brother Doctor Henry J. Ringo. Feb. 28-51. Louis, participated in chapel services at Masonic Home of Missouri under the auspices of my own lodge, Tuscan Lodge No. 360. Mar. 3-St. Louis, spoke at St. Louis Scottish Rite Reunion, "Grand Lodge Day." Mar. 6-St. Louis, spoke at meeting of 45th District Masonic Association honoring Most Worshipful Brother William J. Craig on his "14th Masonic Birthday" as he was raised on February 29, 1912. Mar. 10-Maplewood, visited 57th Masonic District Lodge of Instruction. Mar. lO-St. Louis, visited Pride of the West Lodge No. 129, official visit of District Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Roy H. Sander. Mar. 13-St. Louis, Scottish Rite Reunion, Council Day, spoke to class as Chairman of Class Relations Committee and communicated the 28th Degree. Mar. 13-St. Louis, addressed the Square Club of St. Louis, Annual Dinner Dance. Mar. 16-St. Louis, attended a preview showing of the new Masonic film produced by the Supreme Council AASR路SJ entitled "In the Hearts of Men." Mar. 17-St. Louis, Moolah Temple regular monthly meeting, served as Chaplain Emeritus. Mar. 18-St. Louis, attended and addressed annual meeting of the St. Louis Precep' tory, Order of DeMolay. Mar. 20-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Finance Committee and Executive Committee Meetings of the Board of Directors. Mar. 20-Kansas City, addressed Masters' and Wardens' Association, 22nd Masonic District Dinner Meeting in honor of Grand Master and Grand Lecturer. Mar. 27-5t. Louis, Scottish Rite Reunion, St. Louis Consistory No.1 Day, addressed Class at close of the Reunion. Mar. 27-5t. Louis, Tuscan Lodge No. 360 "Celebrity Night," dinner honoring Illustrious Potentate of Moolah Temple and Grand Master. Mar. 30-St. Louis, attended and addressed meeting of the Square Club of St. Louis. Apr. 3-St. Louis, accompanied by several Grand Lodge officers, attended and addressed the "Arch R. McEwen Memorial Class" Moolah Temple. Apr. 6-St. Louis, Tuscan Lodge No. 360: 1) surprise birthday dinner party for Grand Master; 2) presented with Certificate in recognition of my being a member of said Lodge for forty years; 3) presented with Medal commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Grande Loge Nationale Francaise by Right Worshipful Brother Colonel Charles B. Schweizer. Apr. 13-St. Louis, Birthday luncheon honoring Grand Master and Past Grand Master James W. Skelley. Apr. 14-Vandalia, Annual Country Ham Dinner and addressed Northeast Missouri Scottish Rite Club and made honorary member. Apr. 16-5t. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Planning Committee meeting of the Board of Directors. Apr. 17-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Finance Committee and Board of Directors meetings. Apr. 21-Wentzville, visit to Wentzville Lodge No. 46. Apr. 27-Columbia, Banquet, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Missouri.


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Apr. 28-Columbia, Breakfast, Royal Arch Council Club of Greater St. Louis. Apr. 28-Columbia, received with honors and addressed Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Missouri. Apr. 30-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Admissions Committee meeting of the Board of Directors. May I-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Finance Committee and Executive Committee meetings of the Board of Directors; conference of Grand Lodge officers; dinner in honor of guest speaker for Grand Master's Breakfast. May 2-St. Louis, on invitation of Brother Dr. Wesley H. Hager, conducted a portion of the Worship Service for Masons at Grace Methodist Church, prior to the Thirteenth Annual Grand Master's Breakfast. May 3-Clayton, University Lodge No. 649, presented Fifty Year Emblem. May 6-St. Louis, addressed Ben Franklin Lodge No. 642. May 7-St. Louis, Polar Star Lodge No. 79, did honor to Right Worshipful Brother Harry Gershenson, and participated in Third Degree for Harry Gershenson, Jr. May 8-St. Louis: Moolah Temple Bowling Banquet. May 10-St. Louis, Gateway High Twelve Club. May ll-Clayton, addressed Clayton Rotary Club. May II-Webster Groves, Webster Groves Lodge No. 84, speaker at Past Masters' Night. May 13-0verland, Overland Lodge No. 623, addressed meeting in honor of District Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother James A. Billington. May 15-St. Louis, addressed convention of Missouri High Twelve Clubs. May 15-Bonne Terre, Samaritan Lodge No. 424, presented Fifty Year Emblem, spoke at Family Dinner meeting. May 16-BelIeviIIe, Ill., attended church service and Illinois Grand Master's Breakfast. May 16-St. Louis, St. Louis Unit, Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children, "National Shrine Hospital Day," gave invocation as Grand Master, gave address as member of Board of Directors, received a flag that had flown over the United States Capitol from St. Louis DeMolay Drum & Bugle Corps. May 17-St. Louis, Cornerstone Lodge No. 323 (My late Father's Lodge), spoke in honor of, and presented to Past District Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Alex S. Dawson, Fifty Year Emblem. May 19-5t. Charles, Palestine Lodge No. 241, addressed 100th Anniversary Dinner meeting. May 20-Kirksville, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, laid cornerstone of Missouri Hall, with cooperation of Kirksville Lodge No. 105. This was the second cornerstone I laid on this campus during my administration. May 21-Ferguson, Ferguson Lodge No. 542, addressed meeting in honor of Past District Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother John E. Adams. May 22-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, joint meeting of Planning Committee of the Board of Directors with officers of the Order of the Eastern Star. May 22-St. Louis, Tuscan Lodge No. 360, Annual Spring Dinner Dance. May 24-St. Louis, Occidental Lodge No. 163, addressed meeting in honor of District Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Chester H. Davisson. May 26-St. Louis, Keystone Lodge No. 243, spoke at 100th Anniversary Banquet for members and their families. June 5-St. Louis, St. Louis Scottish Rite Picnic. June 7-Clayton, addressed University Lodge No. 649. June 8-Waynesville, addressed Waynesville Lodge No. 375. June 10-St. Louis, Scottish Rite, speaker at Installation of Officers, St. Louis Council of Kadosh No.1. June 12-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors. June 12-St. Joseph, Masonic Temple, addressed dinner meeting attended by


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Masters, Secretaries and their ladies of the lodges in the Ninth Masonic District; official visit to Zeredatha Lodge No. 189; installed Right Worshipful Brother Will Lane as a Grand Chaplain; presented several Fifty Year Emblems; addressed meeting of officers and members of the Ninth Masonic District. June 13-Brentwood, Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Right Worshipful Brother and Mrs. Charles L. Hickman. June 15-St. Louis County, gave invocation at Banquet for staff of St. Louis Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children. June 15-St. Louis, Tuscan Lodge No. 360, presented Fifty Year Emblem. June 18-St. Louis, Moolah Temple Banquet for press, prior to Annual Circus, gave invocation. June 19-5t. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, attended meeting of Masonic Education Committee, followed by Sesquicentennial Committee meeting. June 22-Jefferson City, visited in Senate office of Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother A. Basey Vanlandingham. June 24-St. Louis, Meridian Lodge No.2, speaker at Past Masters' Night. June 26-St. Louis County, Square Club of St. Louis Annual Picnic. June 27-Rolla, Thirty-Ninth Masonic District Picnic. June 28-St. Louis, rode in Moolah Temple Annual Downtown Circus Parade. June 29 through July 4-rode in Moolah Temple Circus Entry Parade. July 3-Jefferson Barracks, Jefferson Barracks Veterans Administration Hospital, addressed group in auditorium and visited with Masonic patients. July 8-Granite City, Ill., Mrs. Morrison and myself were guests of Mrs. and Right Worshipful Brother and Colonel Charles B. Schweizer, Past Junior Grand Warden of the Grande Loge Nationale Francaise on the Dredge Kennedy. July 12-Washington, D. C., Shrine Imperial Council Session. July 13-Washington, D. C., rode in Shrine Imperial Council Session Parade, which included all Grand Masters present, in individual convertibles. July l4-Washington, D. C., Cabiri, Past Potentates' Breakfast; Shrine Imperial Council Session; Imperial Potentate's Banquet. All Grand Masters present were seated at the top table. July 16-St. Louis Masonic Home of Missouri, Planning Committee meeting of the Board of Directors. July 17-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Finance Committee and Board of Directors meetings. July 31-St. Louis, meeting of Grand Lodge Ways & Means Committee. Aug. 1--St. Louis, Square Club of St. Louis (Past Masters) Annual Picnic. Aug. 16--St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, meeting with all parties concerned, regarding possible admission of five orphaned Collins children. Aug. 20-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Admissions Committee meeting of the Board of Directors. Aug. 21-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Finance Committee and Executive Committee meetings of the Board of Directors, followed by Grand Lodge Officers' Conference. Aug. 23-St. Louis, to Masonic Home of Missouri to welcome five orphaned Collins children. Aug. 26-Montgomery City, Twenty-Eighth District Grand Master's Banquet at Montgomery Lodge No. 246. Aug. 29-Union, laid cornerstone of new lodge building with cooperation of Union Lodge No. 593, and dedicated the new lodge hall. Sept. 7-St. Louis, Scottish Rite Membership Committee Dinner. Sept. 7-St. Louis, Tuscan Lodge No. 360, presented Fifty Year Emblem and par. ticipated in the presentation of a Forty Year Certificate to Worshipful Brother John A. Guhl. Sept. 13-St. Louis, official visit to Forest Park Lodge No. 578 to commend them on the part they played in caring for the five orphaned Collins children.


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Sept. 14-St. Louis, guest speaker, Scottish Rite Women's Club. Sept. 14-St. Louis, Square Club of St. Louis fall meeting. Sept. 18-St. Louis, Triangle Lodge No. 638, speaker, 50th Anniversary meeting. Sept. 22-St. Johns, Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, dinner and fraternal visit of O'Fallon Lodge No. 576, O'Fallon, Illinois. Sept. 23-St.Louis, Trinity Lodge No. 641, speaker, 50th Anniversary meeting. Sept. 25-St. Louis, Meridian Lodge No.2. fraternal visit of Paducah Lodge No. 127, Paducah, Kentucky. Sept. 26-St. Louis, DeMolay ceremony, "Grand Master's Class." Sept. 27-St. Louis, Masonic Home of Missouri, Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors, followed by Grand Lodge Officers Conference. Sept. 28-29-St. Louis, 144th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge.

OTHER GRAND LODGES It was my hope that it would be possible for me to accept several of the cordial invitations which I received to visit and attend the Annual Communications of numerous other Grand Lodges; however, it was not my good fortune to do so, as each invitation had to be declined with regrets. We were suitably represented by the following: Right Worshipful Brother A. Basey Vanlandingham attended the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas; Most Worshipful Brother Robert H. Mann attended the Grand Lodge of Kansas; Most Worshipful Brother Martin B. Dickinson attended the Grand Lodge of Nebraska. Worshipful Brother Lewis C. Wes Cook was invited by the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire to attend their Annual Communication and to address their Anniversary Lodge of Research No. 175.

CONFERENCES OF GRAND MASTERS OF MASONS IN NORTH AMERICA Last year, you will recall, the Grand Lodge of Missouri acted as unofficial host for the four Masonic groups that customarily held their meetings in Washington, D. C. This year the annual meetings of the George Washington National Memorial Association; the Conference of Grand Masters in North America; the Conference of Grand Secretaries; and the Masonic Service Association of the United States were again held in Alaxandria, Virginia and Washington, D. C., February 22 to 25, inclusive, 1965. It was good for the Grand Master to have the companionship of the following who were in attendance: Right Worshipful Brother A. Basey Vanlandingham, Deputy Grand Master; Right Worshipful Brother Elmer W. Wagner, Grand Secretary; and Right Worshipful Brother Freelon K. Hadley, Grand Lecturer. Mrs. Morrison and Mrs. Wagner were also in our party. Most Worshipful Brother and Mrs. Harry F. Sunderland arranged their travel plans to be in Washington, D. C. and joined us on several occasions, as did Worshipful Brother John B. Vrooman of the Philalethes Society. It is interesting to point out that the annual meeting of the the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association was held on Washington's Birthday, February 22, in the Memorial building at Alexandria, Virginia. Everyone present was surprised and thrilled by the announcement of some priceless gifts for the Washington Museum at the Memorial. Misses Anne and Patty Washington, of the District of Columbia, fifth generation descendant of Colonel John Augustin Washington, the first President's


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brother, appeared in person to receive thanks for the gifts of valuable Wash路 ingtoniana which they had made to the Memorial Association. These memorabilia will be added to the collections in the Washington Museum and will be permanently exhibited. It was explained that the newly authorized Museum Room in the Memorial will be completed in the next twelve months, and that the decorations and furnishings are a gift from the Supreme Councils, 33 0 , of Scottish Rite Masons of both Southern and Northern Jurisdictions of the United States. At the close of the day's program, Most Worshipful Brother and Mrs. Frank P. Briggs and their daughter, Miss Betty, who were busy making arrangements to complete their sojourn in Washington, invited Mrs. Morrison and myself to dinner and were our gracious hosts for the balance of a very pleasant evening. Tuesday and Wednesday attention was given to the business session of the Conference of Grand Masters in North America and, also, the Conference of Grand Secretaries in North America. Time and space will not permit me to comment at length on the papers that were read, and the discussions which followed, during the Conference of Grand Masters. Wednesday noon all delegates were guests of Luther A. Smith, Grand Commander of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite, at the House of the Temple. The report of the Committee on Time and Place, "that the Conference again be held in Washington, D. C. in 1966," was unanimously approved. On Thursday the annual meeting of the Masonic Service Association was held, and your Grand Master was requested to, and did serve on the Hospital Visitation Committee. GRAND MASTER'S BREAKFAST The annual Grand Master's Breakfast of Perseverance Lodge No. 92, A.F. & A.M. was held this year on November 14, 1964, at Louisiana, Missouri. The Lodge was opened on the Third Degree promptly at 4 a.m. (note well the time) by the Worshipful Master, who welcomed a capacity crowd of Master Masons from not only the local area, but also many who had traveled a great distance during the early hours, in order that they might attend this unusual meeting. Following the introduction of visitors, your Grand Master was received in due form, given a warm welcome and escorted to the East, and even at this early hour was requested to address the Brethren present. Customarily, it is my practice to have breakfast, or at least a cup of coffee, prior to an appearance. However, this was not available until after the lodge was closed, when all repaired to the dining room to enjoy (and I do mean enjoy) the breakfast which had been prepared. The Thirteenth Annual Grand Master's Breakfast was held Sunday morning, May 2, 1965, in the Khorassan Room of the Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, and was a wonderful manifestation of our contention "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell together in unity." The room was filled to capacity, for the Committee on Grand Master's Breakfast, Most Worshipful Brother Richard O. Rumer, Chairman, was ably assisted by the other members Most Worshipful Brother Robert L. Aronson, Right Worshipful Brother Alfred W. Frager and Right W'orshipful Brother Harry C. Ploetze. To each of these Brethren I express my sincere and grateful appre-


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ciation for having made this Masonic occasion such a wonderful personal experience. Prior to the Breakfast, special worship services were held for our Masonic Brethren at the Third Baptist Church with Doctor and Brother Sterling L. Price as minister; at Temple Shaare Emeth with Rabbi and Grand Chaplain Julius J. Nodel in charge; and at Grace Methodist Church with Doctor and Brother Wesley H. Hager as minister. This latter service was of especial significance to me, as my good friend, Brother Hager, cordially invited your Grand Master to join him in his pulpit and to conduct a portion of the service. This was indeed a pleasant and signal honor for the Grand Master. Following these services and the Breakfast, the Grand Lodge Officers, Masonic leaders from the environs of St. Louis and from all parts of the State, together with 1500 Master Masons, honored the Grand Master by their presence and listened with rapt attention to a very erudite and edifying address by Doctor and Brother Delyte W. Morris, President of Southern Illinois University. It is gratifying for your Grand Master to have this opportunity to say thanks and express his personal gratitude to the clergy, Dr. Delyte W. Morris, Past Grand Masters, Masonic leaders, the Craft and the Breakfast Committee for their splendid cooperation, attendance and service to the Fraternity. On Sunday, May 16, 1965, it was my pleasure to accept a cordial invitation and to attend the Grand Lodge of Illinois, Annual Grand Master's Breakfast, held in Belleville, Illinois, following a worship service at the Union Methodist Church. Most Worshipful Brother Clarence P. Schwarz, Grand Master of Illinois, presided, and the address was given by Honorable and Brother Allan Shivers, former Governor of Texas. This was also a very successful Masonic occasion, and the fraternal courtesies that were extended to your Grand Master are acknowledged with appreciation. INTERNATIONAL A large group of Master Masons witnessed an unusual, international in scope, Masonic event at a meeting held in Tuscan Lodge No. 360, A.F. & A.M. on April 6, 1965. Your Grand Master accepted on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Missouri a medal from the Grande Loge Nationale Fran~aise. The presentation was made (truly in the customary French manner) by Right Worship' ful Brother Charles B. Schweizer, Past Grand Junior Warden of the Grande Loge Nationale Fran~aise. The inscription on the medal reads: To the Grand Lodge of Missouri in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the French National Grand Lodge 7 December 1963 Right Worshipful Brother Charles B. Schweizer is a Colonel in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and recently completed a tour of duty in France. While there he served as Master of Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 552 and as Grand Inspector of the Grand Lodge. Prior to his return to the United States, he was appointed Past Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Lodge.


MEDAL PRESENTED

Right Worshipful Brother Charles B. Schweizer (left) representing the Grande Loge Nationale Franr;aise, presents medal to the Grand Lodge of Missouri, which is accepted by Most Worshipful Brother George F. Morrison, Grand Master of Missouri.


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The presentation was more meaningful to me, as in February at the Grand Masters Conference in Washington, D. C., I had the opportunity to meet and make the acquaintance of Most Worshipful Brother Ernest Van Heeke, Grand Master of France. This Masonic association has developed into a warm personal friendship between Colonel and Mrs. Schweizer, Mrs. Morrison and myself. On July 8, 1965 together we enjoyed a very pleasant day on the Dredge Kennedy. This trip on the Mississippi River included a very bountiful noon meal and gave us an opportunity to travel through the Federal Locks at Granite City, Illinois and Alton, Illinois, which have been installed on the Mississippi River to improve and provide safe river traffic. SPACE AGE All of us were, no doubt, intensely interested and attentive to the news reports when the recent space flight was concluded with outstanding success. This wonderful feat motivated me to promptly dispatch the following message to: Lt. Col. L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., 33掳 NASA Manned Spacecraft Houston, Texas Dear Brother Cooper: It is with a great deal of pride that on behalf of the 120,000 Masons in Missouri, as well as myself, that I express to you our fraternal congratulations on the success路 ful and historic space flight. Similar good wishes and congratulations are extended to your fellow Astronaut, Lt. Commdr. Charles P. Conrad, Jr., for you made a wonderful team and jointly achieved so much for the good of posterity. As the Grand Master of the State in which the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation is located, and where the famous capsule was created, we all join in an expression of gratitude to you and pray that you and your lovely family will enjoy a full measure of everything that is good. Sincerely and fraternally, GEORGE

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Grand Master.

This evening we will all have an opportunity to learn more about this modern achievement, for the program will include some interesting Space Age presentations, which will be enlightening and educational. NEW FILM The Supreme Council of Scottish Rite Masons of the Southern Jurisdiction has produced a Masonic film, "In the Hearts of Men." This film is now ready for showing to any group in any place, to those who have not, as yet, had an opportunity to enjoy and see this film, it should provide a very fine program. Brother Richard H. Amberg, Publisher of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat spent more than two years in developing this film. It is narrated by Brother Lowell Thomas. Your Grand Master was privileged to attend both the preview and premiere showing. CORNERSTONES It is not unusual for a Grand Master to experience some humorous situations, and this was true of myself. There were several during the year, and


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at this time I shall mention one. I promptly agreed, upon request, to lay a cornerstone for a new Church and made the usual arrangements. Just prior to the date selected for the ceremony, I was contacted by telephone and advised that the stone would not be ready as planned, and would the Grand Master please lay a papier mache model. This request was denied and a later date was selected and the mission accomplished. All of the Masonic occasions in which your Grand Master participated to lay cornerstones, which at times were followed by the dedication and consecration ceremonies of a new lodge hall, in the years to come will be recalled with a great deal of satisfaction. To me it is always a happy pilgrimage when my family can accompany me, and several trips included my entire family and, yes, even my fine grandson, Geoffrey Morrison Schultz. Needless to say, each of these loved ones have shared so much with me this year, and have been so understanding, as well as helpful. Each active Mason knows from experience that an understallding family is a source of much joy and happiness, and this was certainly true throughout my entire year, a blessing for which I am thankful. It was my pleasure to officiate at the laying of two cornerstones on the campus of Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, in Kirksville, Missouri. On each occassion the Governor of the State of Missouri was present and served as the Grand Orator for the ceremony. The uniqueness of this record is that both of these Governors are members of the Masonic Fraternity. On October 16, 1964, when the cornerstone of Violette Rall was laid, Governor and Brother John M. Dalton spoke, and on May 20, 1965, Governor and Brother Warren E. Rearnes was the speaker for the laying of the cornerstone of Missouri Hall. On Sunday, August 29, 1965, your Grand Master was accompanied by a party of twenty-six Brethren and their ladies when we journeyed by bus to lay the cornerstone of the new Lodge Hall for Union Lodge No. 593, A.F. & A.M., at Union, Missouri. This trip was most enjoyable and appreciated, not only by ourselves, but also by the members of Union Lodge. My list of visitations will include several other cornerstone and dedication ceremonies over which I officiated and had splendid cooperation and assistance from the Brethren and Lodges. In a number of instances, it was necessary for me to call on other Brethren to lay cornerstones or dedicate halls which involved specific communications of the Grand Lodge, by reason of the fact that it was not possible for me to attend. These will be reported on in detail in the report of the Grand Secretary under Dispensations. To all of the Brethren who responded to my request so promptly and performed the service so effectively, I acknowledge my indebtedness to them for their helpful assistance. LODGE CHARTERS Several lodges were concerned about the condition of their charter and asked for suggestions as to how they could be preserved from furtherdeterioration. If at all possible, photostatic or photographic reproductions should be made at once. If this is done, one copy Should be sent to the Grand Secretary to be held in the files of the Grand Lodge. This matter was discussed with several local firms, which. reยงulted in two


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suggestions; since it is not advisable to attempt to restore the original signatures: 1. Have the charter framed, using non-glare glass, "and in a completely sealed, dustproof frame. 2. Have the charter laminated. Due to the fact that the document is larger in size than eleven inches, it would probably have to be done by the cold process, which means that most companies requested to do the job would have to be advised of the exact size of the charter and order the plastic, so that they could apply it to the document.

Every lodge should be concerned about the preservation of its charter and, also, the information it contains, for if the charter is lost or destroyed, it would present a real problem to replace it. Further, all minutes, petitions and important documents should be stored, if at all possible, in a secure and fireproof vault. ' It is my recommendation that the Worshipful Masters and Secretaries of all Lodges give this important matter their prompt attention and see to it that the charter and all lodge records are in good order and kept in a safe and secure place. MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI This great Masonic charity which is participated in by all Masons in the State, should give all of us much joy and satisfaction, for we can point to it and speak about it with justifiable pride. It is not my intention to encroach upon the detailed report of its President, Right Worshipful Brother A. Basey Vanlandingham, Deputy Grand Master. Brother Vanlandingham has presided over the meetings of the Board of Directors in a very capable and competent manner. His position is one of great responsibility, and he has had the necessary support and cooperation from the entire Board of Directors, as they are all willing to be of assistance whenever called upon, and are dedicated to, and participate in a common objective-to make the proper decisions and provide comfort and care for all of our guests. We are fortunate, indeed, to have as the Superintendent of the Home, Right Worshipful Brother Lewis C. Robertson, who also serves in the dual capacity as Secretary of the Board of Directors. His patient and understanding consideration to the needs of our guests, whether they be young or old is comforting to all. This, together with his capable management and careful attention to the entire operation of "the Masonic Home merits the appreciation of everyone. On numerous occasions, when the opportunity presented itself, I expressed my personal pleasure and gratitude for the friendly and helpful cooperation that this good Brother has extended to me. Also, Right Worshipful Brother Carl I. Stein, Assistant Superintendent, deserves a word of appreciation, for he has worked diligently to be of assistance to the Superintendent and has been most attentive to his duties and assigned responsibilities. It is my opinion that each year more of our members, throughout the State, are becoming acquainted with the Masonic Home of Missouri and the manner in which it operates in taking care of all of the applications which are submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration, and, more especially, how we do provide care and comfort for those who come to us as our guests.


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"THE GREATEST OF THESE IS CHARITY'" Last December Mr. E. C. Peak of Santa Fe, Missouri; was the victim of a hunting accident, in which he sustained a gunshot wound in his left leg. As a result, his leg had to be amputated above the knee. Right Worshipful Brother Sherman Fowler, District Deputy Grand Master of the 17th Masonic District, asked for and received approval to a charitable project. All of the Masons in Monroe County were invited to participate in a fund raising campaign to .contribute to the needs of the victim. The money was supplied from countless contributions generously made by the Masons in Monroe County and surrounding territories. On April 1 Mr. Peak was fitted with an artificial leg. This activity caused widespread interest in Masonry, and Brother Fowler in his report and visit with me stated that several men were prompted to petition for membership in lodges in his District, and that the success of the program was ample reward for the effort put forth. On Friday morning, August 13, 1965, there was emblazoned on the front page of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat "So They Can Live Together, Masons to Aid 5 Children Orphaned by Auto Crash." This was the result of the alertness of Forest Park Lodge No. 578, A.F. & A.M., for immediately following the tragic accident, which took the lives of one of their members, Brother William V. Collins, and his wife, Mrs. Maria Collins, they contacted the Superintendent of the Masonic Home of Missouri, Right Worshipful Brother Lewis C. Robertson, who, in turn, visited in my office and a conference was arranged with the guardians of the five orphaned Collins children, along with the officers of Forest Park Lodge No. 578, the Superintendent of the Masonic Home of Missouri, and the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Admissions Committee, Right Worshipful Brother Lester M. Heckman. This prompt act of Masonic charity merited and received an unusual amount of favorable publicity. On Monday, August 23, 1965, the five Collins children, orphaned by the auto accident which killed their parents, moved into the Masonic Home of Missouri. The officers and members of Forest Park Lodge No. 578, A.F. & A.M., along with the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri, are to be congratulated on the splendid manner in which this matter was resolved and merit the approbation of this Grand Lodge. At the time the Collins children were welcomed into the Masonic Home of Missouri, I was among those present, and this was a very gratifying and rewarding experience. Many people, including non-members of the Masonic fraternity, have spoken and written to me, at which time they stated how favorably they were impressed by the prompt action and interest we took in making it possible for this group of brothers and sisters to live together; and stated further that Masonry is continuing to move in the right direction, as evidenced by this act of Masonic charity. In each instance when the communication was from a Brother Master Mason, he reiterated how happy he was to be a member of the Fraternity. All of us, I am sure, share this expression with pleasurable satisfaction. In addition to the above, my admonition to the District Deputy Grand Masters was responsible for many lodges throughout the state engaging in charitable activities that should be reported in detail, but cannot be because of time and space limitations. Several lodges provided hospital assistance to


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needy children; organized a blood bank for Masonic families in the community; paid the drug and medicine bill for a needy Brother in a nursing home; a group of, farmers rent ground, donate their labor, put in a crop, and the proceeds from the harvest are put into a lodge building fund; visit and provide needs of shut-ins which they could otherwise not enjoy; supply necessities, remembrances, and refreshments to patients of a nursing home; at Christmas donate time to a needy family in the community; distribute baskets of fruit among fifty patients in a rest home; gave money to an impoverished family who lost their home by fire which consumed all of the furniture and clothing; remember the widows of their lodge with a Christmas basket; following the death of a Brother Master Mason helped a Masonic widow by promoting a sale of her farm, livestock and household contents; cared for and paid the required medication and nursing bills of a distressed Brother Master Mason who was a member of another lodge; and five members of a lodge purchased a suitable lot for expansion purposes and donated it to the lodge in which they hold common membership. Each and every one of the above, as well as many others of a similar nature, is noteworthy. The purpose of referring to them here is to point out to the Craft that throughout the State of Missouri Masonic Lodges are giving attention to laudable charitable activities, and further, to indicate to the several lodges that requested guidance, some approved charitable undertakings. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS , ,Immediately following my installation as Grand Master, a very fine group of Masons from the 33rd 'and 57th Masonic Districts offered to be of assistance by accompanying and driving me on my several visitations. Needless to say, I welcomed this friendly gesture and did take advantage to such an extent 路that only on one or two occasions did I have to do the driving myself. These trips afforded us an opportunity to visit and discuss matters of mutual interest, ,and provided companionship that was most delightful. All of these Brethren know how grateful I am for their service, and this all inclusive thank :you is extended to each and everyone. ' Throughout the year during the course of my visits lodges, Masonic organizations' and individuals have thoughtfully presented me, and at times Mrs. Morrison, with tokens of appreciation, which shall always remain among our most cherished possessions. We are grateful to each and every one for their friendly, thoughtfulness. On Wednesday, October 21, 1964, the Moolah Temple Shrine, k'A:O;N.M.S. honored the new Grand Master by designating this meeting as "George F: Morrison Night." The Honor Guard included members of the 'Patrol and a representative of each of the uniformed units. The meeting was :ptesid'ed dyer by the late Illustrious Past Potentate Arch R. McEwen. The 'new Grand Master of Missouri, who was the first Past Potentate of Moolah Temple to be'elected to this high office, accompanied by several Grand Lodge 'Officl;:Fs,'was'received in a most cordial manner, The personal remarks that were'made by Past Grand Master Robert L. Aronson; Past Potentate George C. Foster; and Past Imperial Sir Harvey A. Beffa were acknowledged and ap'predated. Prior to the address of the Grand Master he was presented with an 'additional adornment for his fez, signifiying his appointment as Chaplain 'Emeritus of Moolah Temple. This thrilling experience shall long be remem'heted with grateful thanks by myself. >


Welcoming the five orphaned children of Mr. and Mrs. William V. Collins to the Masonic Home, 5351 Delmar Blvd., Lewis C. Robertson, superintendent, stoops down to shake hands with Johnny, 2, as Bobby, 5, perches on his knee and eyes a toy tractor that his little brother has just borrowed from him. The other children are Esmeralda, 12; Gloria, 5, and Billy, 7. Looking on are (left to right) George F. Morrison, Grand Master Of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. &- A.M.; Donald C. Hill, Worshipful Master of Forest Park Masonic Lodge No. 578, and Lester M. Heckman, chairman of the home's admissions committee, all Of whom played a big part in the necessary moves to bring the children to the home.-Globe-Democrat Photo by Ed Meyer.


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On Saturday, November 21, 1965, I was again thrilled by another Shrine courtesy, as Moolah Temple named its fall Ceremonial Class "The George F. Morrison, Grand Master's Class." This Ceremonial was presided over by the Acting Potentate Robert W. Conradi, who received and welcomed the Grand Lodge Officers and myself when we were escorted to the stage. At the time of my address to the Nobility, I took advantage of the opportunity to pay a sincere and heartfelt tribute to our late Illustrious Potentate Arch R. McEwen, who was called to Iris eternal reward on Tuesday, October 27, 1964, in a tragic air crash, for prior to his death he had made the necessary arrangements and looked forward to again doing honor to the Grand Master. In recognition and appreciation of the several Shrine courtesies that have been extended to me, I addressed a letter of appreciation to Brother Robert W. Conradi, which expression of gratitude included the entire Divan, all Past Potentates and the Nobility of Moolah Temple. On January 8, 1965, I was pleasantly surprised to receive from the Imperial Council of the Ancient and Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America, over the signature of the Imperial Potentate O. Carlyle Brock, attested to by the signature of George M. Saunders, Imperial Recorder, a beautiful wan plaque acknowledging my elevation to the office of Grand Master of Masons of the State of Missouri, on which is inscribed that "the Shrine offers its continued efforts to prosper the work of Masonry in all its many facets throughout future years." At the time of the annual Moolah Temple Shrine Circus and also the annual Imperial Council Session of the Shrine held in Washington, D. C. during the month of July, 1965, I was provided with a beautiful convertible car, on which was shown my name and title. On each night of the Circus I was privileged to ride in the opening parade. Then in Washington, D. C. similar cars were provided for every Grand Master in attendance, which were arranged in alphabetical order by States to ride in the Shrine parade down the famous Pennsylvania Avenue. You can all recognize, I am sure, that "The Sunshine of the Shrine" has been for me, personally, most radiant. Early in my administration I was overwhelmingly surprised by being presented with an air-conditioned automobile by a group of unidentified friends. As yet I am not in knowledge of the identity of those who participated in making this outstanding gift possible, so they will have to accept this reference to the wonderful manifestation of friendship that was evidenced by this presentation as my thanks. The Square Club of St. Louis (organization of Past Masters) in addition to having a testimonial dinner in my honor, presented me with a very useful Grand Master's Apron Case, which has been used extensively. This organization has previously been given my acknowledgement of its many kindnesses. My own Lodge, Tuscan No. 360, A.F. & A.M., has been extremely attentive and gracious to me. The surprise birthday dinner and delicious cake, the recognition of my being a member for Forty Years, followed previous presen路 tations, one which was made at the time of my installation, an electric typewriter, which has been used extensively by my very helpful daughter and secretary, Mrs. Jean M. Schultz, and as yet I have not been able to make proper use of the very comfortable reclining chair that was presented to me on the night that I made my first official visit of the year. However, I am looking forward to the time when I can relax a bit and use it with much pleasure and comfort to myself. The 1964 Master, Worshipful Brother Vern


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H. Schneider, and the 1965 Master, Worshipful Brother Joseph W. Waterman, have each been sent acknowledgements, to share with all of the members, my profuse thanks for the wonderful and generous Masonic courtesies that have been extended to me throughout my entire tenure of office. RECOMMENDATIONS My recommendations have been interspersed throughout this report, but one that should be given considerate attention is the "new member." These men are in a strange environment and need, and should have, the companionship of active members of the lodge. A new member should be given the necessary fraternal assistance and help in making sincere and warm friendships in the newly found association. A willingness to help him become acquainted with the activities of the lodge and become proficient in the ritual, so that he can be invited to take a station in the conferring of the degrees, oftentimes develops a very fine ritualist and causes him to want to return and attend his lodge more frequently. Obviously, not all new members are interested in this phase of Masonry and, if asked to do so, would serve on various committees, and in this way feel that they are a part of the Fraternity. A manifestation of courteous and hospitable attention to new members, as well as to visitors, makes your lodge a friendly lodge and one that could be strengthened by making use of their latent talents that if not put to immediate use are a loss to the lodge and, more especially, to the Masonic Fraternity. If the Brethren of a lodge do not take advantage of the vast potential that is available to them for developing future capable officers and enjoying the continued fellowship of new members, they are the losers. Just a warm word of welcome and a manifestation of a desire to be of assistance to these men in learning more about Freemasonry, its philosophies, lessons and structure, not in all cases, but certainly in many, would improve the attendance at lodge meetings and encourage more men to take a very active part in all worthwhile undertakings of the lodge and community. APPRECIATION Throughout this report I have cautiously avoided making reference to Brethren and individuals by name, except where I am sure you recognize that it was necessary. This report would be lengthened extensively if the merited encomiums that could be indulged in were included. During the year four Conferences of Grand Lodge Officers were held, and each one was most beneficial and of considerable help to me. Needless to say, I am grateful to each and everyone of the Officers for their splendid cooperation, and more especially for having taken care of all matters of importance which were assigned to them. Several of the Past Grand Masters were most helpful and attentive to the responsibilities and needs of the Grand Master, as were the Committee Chairmen who gave generously of their time and counsel, when called upon to render service. The Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother A. Basey Vanlandingham is fully informed on all of my activities and rulings, for without exception he has been given copies of all of my correspondence. When necessary, I consulted with him, and in each instance he gave me helpful advice.


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The District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers, when consulted by lodges and Brethren in their area, were very capable in handling important matters to a suitable conclusion. These competent and devoted servants to the Grand Lodge are a valuable asset to the Fraternity. It is my recommendation that all Lodge Officers and Brethren should seek their counsel and advice first and more frequently, which is in compliance with our By-Laws. The Grand Lecturer, Right Worshipful Brother Freelon K. Hadley was of great help on numerous occasions. His wide acquaintance with Brethren, along with his knowledge of conditions throughout the State, at times was of invaluable assistance. The Brethren, especially in the 33rd and 57th Masonic Districts and elsewhere, were wonderful. The support, cooperation and words of encouragement which they accorded me were most meaningful. Without exception, whenever they could be of assistance, they performed willingly and without hesitation. On Sunday, September 26, 1965, the Council of Deliberation of the Eastern Jurisdiction in Missouri, International Order of the DeMolay will initiate a large class of new members, which will include young men from all parts of the State. This class will be designated as the "Grand Master's Class." Needless to say, I am looking forward to being in attendance for a portion of the beautiful degree work with pleasurable anticipation. Again, to all of the members of this august body I desire to express a word of thanks and gratitude for the high honor that you bestowed upon me one year ago. At that time it was my sincere hope and prayer that the Supreme Architect of the Universe would look upon my efforts with favor, so that the confidence that you reposed in me would, when the year and record is concluded, be justified, helpful to Freemasonry and merit the benison of Almighty God. To Him I give grateful thanks for His many mercies, bountiful blessings, good health, strength, guidance and loving protective care in permitting me to discharge the responsible duties of the office, which enabled me to carry on throughout this memorable year. CONCLUSION Tomorrow a new Grand Master will be installed. His qualities are recognized by all, as he has been a leader for many years. He merits and deserves a continuation of the splendid support and helpful cooperation that was extended to me, which contained a full measure of Brotherly love and Masonic affection. Finally, my experiences of late have vividly pointed out that as Humanity is defenseless, and all of us have bodies that are vulnerable to accident, sickness and disaster, we should never falter, but should be strengthened by our belief in God. At all times my devoted wife, Marie, has given generously of her time and energy, supplied much needed affection, encouragement and patiently assisted me whenever and wherever possible; for all of the above I shall be eternally grateful. To my daughter, Jean, for assuming the arduous task of serving as my secretary, in order to be of assistance to me in handling the voluminous and varied correspondence during the evening hours, which on many occasions caused her to be away from her husband, Brother Lester E. Schultz, and their


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son, Geoffrey, I am also grateful. In the days to come it shall be my endeavor to express my thanks to each in a more meaningful manner. May the God in whom we all profess to put our trust look upon our beloved Fraternity and each of you, along with your loved ones, with favor and bestow upon all His richest blessings. As for myself, may I conclude this address with these words of William Shakespeare: My crown is in my heart, not on my head; Not deck'd with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: my crown is called content.

Respectfully submitted, GEORGE F. MORRISON, Grand Master. R. W. Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham, Deputy Grand Master, stated that the address was received, and would be referred to the Committee on Grand Master's Address. NOMINATIONS FOR THE MASONIC HOME BOARD

The following brethren were nominated for the Masonic Home Board: W. Raymond Usher Eugene A. Northern Douglas Greene

RESOLUTION

M. W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson offered the following resolution: RESOLUTION

We submit the following resolution: Whatever may be received by the Grand Lodge from the Estate of Roy F. Newman, deceased, after payment of all expenses and charges shall be held in a separate Fund, pending aaion of the Grand Lodge as to its use or disposition, and meanwhile may be invested by the Investment Committee. The net income is to be added to the Fund. MARTIN B. DICKINSON H. O. GRAUEL CALLED FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from Labor at 12:30 p.m. Grand Chaplain, R. W. Bro. Ben Morris Ridpath offered prayer.


Tuesday Afternoon Called to Labor 1:30 p.rn. The Grand Lodge was called to labor at I :30 p.m. REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER

R. W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner presented the report of the Grand Treasurer, R. W. William H. Utz, which was received and ordered printed in the Proceedings, and is as follows: Balance in The Mechanics Bank, St. Joseph, Missouri, June 30, 1964 Received from Grand Secretary-July 1, 1964 to June 30, 1965 .... Disbursed-July 1, 1964 to June 30, 1965 .

$ 11,515.60

Balance in The Mechanics Bank, St. Joseph, Missouri, June 30, 1965

$ 11,172.08

490,688.57 480,274.09

In addition to the cash on deposit in The Mechanics Bank in St. Joseph, Missouri as of June 30, 196.1, there was a balance due from the First National Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, Earned Interest Account $7,644.84. Also, there was under the control of the Grand Secretary in his Imprest Account with the Mercantile Commerce Trust Company of St. Louis, Missouri $3,113.16. In addition to the cash as shown above, there is in the Agency Account with the First National Bank of Kansas City, Missouri funds belonging to the General Fund of the Grand Lodge, United States Treasury note due 11-15-65 bearing four (4) per cent interest in the face amount of $2,000.00, carrying value $2,007.50. Also, uninvested cash belonging to the General Fund in the amount of $48,710.72; said $48,710.72 is in the Agency Account for temporary investment. As Grand Treasurer, I charge myself with the custody, as per Agency Agreement dated February 27, 1958 with the First National Bank of Kansas City, Missouri of the following securities: UNITED STATES. TREASURY BONDS

Matw'ity

8/15/66 6/15/67/72 9/15/67/72 12/15/67/72 10/ 1/69 5/15/74 2/15/80 2/15/90 2/15/95 11/15/98

Interest Rate . (Per Cent)

3 2Y2 ..... 2Y2 ... 2Y2 ... 4 4~

4 3Y2 3 3 Y2

. . . .

Carrying Value $18,251.88 40,000.00 5,000.00 25,000.00 30,050.00 10,025.00 42,590.00 15,915.00 10,000.00 29,000.00

The carrying value of the above securities is $225,831.88. Respectfully submitted, W. H. UTZ, JR.,

Grand Treasurer.

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. REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY

R. W. Bro. Elmer ,,y. Wagner presented the Report of the Grand Secretary which was received and ordered printed in the Proceedings and is as follows: SUMMARY OF LODGJ<: WORK

Total Membership, June 30, 1965 Net Loss Initiated Passed Raised

118,486

997 2,920 2,659 2,663

COMMISSIONS TO DEPUTIES

Commissions were issued to all the District Deputy Grand Masters. DUPLICATE CHARTERS

Duplicate charter was issued to the following lodge: Greentop Lodge No. 635 CHARTERS ARRESTED

None. LODGES CONSOLIDATED

None. COURTESIES

One hundred ten requests have been made to Sister Jurisdictions to confer degrees (or Missouri lodges; and sixty requests have been made to Missouri lodges by Sister Jurisdictions. DISPENSATIONS

By order of Grand Master Morrison dispensations were issued as follows: September 30, 1964, to M.W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt, P.G.M., Kirksville, Mo., to lay cornersrone in Salisbury, Missouri, on Sunday, October 4, 1964, at the new Elementary School. October 23, 1964, to the Wor. Master of Good Hope Lodge No. 218, S1. Louis, Mo., to hold stated communication and open inslallation of officers at Meridian Temple, 4500 Donovan Avenue, 51. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, December 5, 1964. Ocrober 26, 1964, to R.W. Brother A. Ba"ey Vandandingham, Deputy Grand Master, Columbia, Missouri, to lay cornerstone of the new Ozark High School at Ozark, Mo., on Sunday, November 8, 1964, at 1:30 p.m., and convene specific communication of the Grand Lodge for that purpose. November 4, 1964, to the Wor. Master of Cache Lodge No. 416, S1. Louis, Mo., to hold stated communication and open installation of officers at Pomegranate Temple, 3311 Pennsylvania Avenue, S1. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, December 12, 1964. November 24, 1964, to the Wor. Master of Wellston Lodge No. 613, St. Louis County, Mo., to hold its stated communication on Thursday, December 10, 1964, at Rose Hill Masonic Temple, 11122 Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, Mo., as the Fire Marshal has closed Wellston Temple for safety purposes. December 8, 1964, to the Wor. Master of Wellston Lodge No. 613, St. Louis


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County, Mo., to hold its stated communication on Thursday, December 24, 1964, in the hall of Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, 11122 Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, Mo., as the Fire Marshal has closed Wellston Temple for safety purposes. December 8, 1964, to the Wor. Master of Wellston Lodge No. 613, St. Louis County, Mo., to hold special stated communication on January 14, 1965 and January 28, 1965, in the hall of Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, 11122 Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, Mo., as the Fire Marshal has closed Wellston Temple for safety purposes. December 22, 1964, to the Wor. Master of Swope Park Lodge No. 617, Kansas City, Mo., to hold their January and February communications in Northeast Masonic Temple, 141 Van Brunt Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., as Swope Park Lodge has sold its building and it is necessary for them to vacate it by January I, 1965. January 18, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Euclid Lodge No. 505, Overland, Mo., to confer the degrees on Eddy Carl Woodward, according to Section 13.110, under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his designate. January 22, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Wellston Lodge No. 613, St. Louis County, Mo., to hold special meeting on Monday, February I, 1965; regular meeting on Thursday, February 11, 1965; and a special stated communication on Thursday, February 25, 1965, in the hall of Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, 11122 Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, Mo., as the Fire Marshal has closed Wellston Temple due to fumes in the building. January 22, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Joppa Lodge No. 411, Hartville, Mo., to elect its officers at stated communication on Thursday, February 4, 1965, after giving members proper notice. February 2, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Bethel Lodge No. 537, Bethel, Mo., to reballot on petition of Clyde M. Burch at its stated communication on Monday, February 22, 1965, after giving one week's notice by mail to resident members. February 4, 1965, to the War. Master of Galt Lodge No. 423, Galt, Mo., to hold its election of officers on Friday, February 26, 1965. February 9, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Summersville Lodge No. 555, Summersville, Mo., to meet in the hall of Eminence Lodge 1'\0. 607, Eminence, Mo., for regular meeting on Saturday, February 13, 1965, as their lodge building is unsafe due to a recent fire in an adjoining building. February 18, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Melville Lodge No. 458, Dadeville, Mo., to hold election of officers on Thursday, March 4, 1965, as they have failed to elect their officers in keeping with their by-laws. (Election should have been held on Thursday, December 3, 1964.) February 26, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Swope Park Lodge No. 617, Kansas City, Mo., to hold their regular and special communications, from March through September, in the Northeast Masonic Temple, 141 S. Van Brunt Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., as their building has been sold. February 26, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Wellston Lodge No. 613, St. Louis County, Mo., to hold special communication on March 8, 1965, and regular communication on March 11 and March 25, 1965, in the hall of Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, 11122 Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, Mo., as Wellston Temple is still closed because of the unsafe condition. March 3, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Sparta Lodge No. 296, Sparta, Mo., authorizing said lodge to hold all its communications in the hall of Friend Lodge No. 352, Ozark, Mo., for the months of March, April, May and June, 1965, pending settlement of a law suit. March 4, 1965, War. Master of Summersville Lodge No. 555, Summersville, Mo., to hold their next communication on Saturday, March 13, 1965, in the hall of Eminence Lodge No. 607, Eminence, Mo., due to a fire at their lodge hall. March 23, 1965, to the War. Master of Wellston Lodge No. 613, St. Louis


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County, Mo., to hold sta~ed, special stated and special communications of Wellston Lodge No. 613, during the months of April, May and June, 1965, in the haJJ of Rose Hill Temple, I I 122 Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, as Wellston Temple is still closed due to unsafe conditions. March 23, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Summersville Lodge No. 555, Summersville, Mo., to hold all stated and special communications during the balance of the month of March, and for the months of April, May and June, 1965, in the hall of Eminence Lodge No. 607, Eminence, Mo., due to a fire at the lodge hall in Summersville. April I, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, St. Joseph, Mo., 10 confer the degrees upon Glen Franklin Shepherd, according to Section 13.1 10, and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his representative. April 13, 1965, to R.W. Brother A. Merlin Armstrong, District Deputy Grand Master (1st DisL), Wyaconda, Mo., to dedicate new lodge hall to be occupied by Hiram Lodge No. 362, Kahoka, Mo., on Sunday, April 25, 1965. April 13, 1965, to M.W. Brother Harry F. Sunderland, P.G.M., Lee's Summit, Mo., to lay cornerstone of new Masonic Temple at Grandview, Mo., for our Grandview Lodge No. 618, on Saturday, May 8, 1965, and to have a special communication of the Grand Lodge for that purpose. April 21, 1965, to R.W. Brother Wade Gately, District Deputy Grand Master, Tarkio, Mo. (8th Dist.), to conduct ground breaking ceremony for the new temple of Fairfax Lodge No. 483, Fairfax, Mo., on Sunday, April 25, 1965. April 28, 1965, to R.W. Brother Charles Whitchurch, District Deputy Grand Master (10th Dist.), Winston, Mo., to dedicate basement of Winston Methodist Church, East 2nd Street, Winston, Mo., on Tuesday, May 4, 1965, for Masonic purposes. April 28, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Western Star Lodge No. 15, Winston, Mo., far Western Star Lodge No. 15 to hold their meetings for an indefinite period of time in the basement of Winston Methodist Church, East 2nd Street, .Winston, Mo. May 17, 1965, to M. W. Brother Harry F. Sunderland, P.G.M., Lee's Summit, Mo., to lay the cornerstone of new City Hall at Knob Noster, Mo., and for our Knob Noster Lodge No. 245, to hold special communication of the Grand Lodge for that purpose on Sunday, May 23, 1965. June 1, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Heroine Lodge No. 104, Kansas City, Mo., to confer the degrees upon Elmer Ray McGowen, according to Section 13.110, and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his representative. June 3, 1965, to M.W. Broth~r.Martin B. Dickinson, P.G.M., Kansas City, Mo., to lay the cornerstone of the new lodge hall of Fairfax Lodge No. 483, Fairfax, Mo., on Sunday, June 20, 1965, and to hold a special communication of the Grand Lodge for that purpose. June 7, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Aurora Lodge No. 267, St. Louis, Mo., to confer the degrees upon Ronald G. Gibson, according to Section 13.110, and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his representative. June 10, 1965, to R.W. Brother Herbert J. Crosby,. District Deputy Grand Lecturer, 29th District, Winfield, Mo., to dedicate the Odd Fellow Lodge Hall at Troy,. Mo., for Masonic purposes, enabling Troy Lodge No. 34 to have a fraternal visit from Lovilia Lodge No. 124, Lovilia, Iowa, and for said lodge to confer the M.M. degree, according to Iowa ritual, on a proficient Fellow Craft of Troy Lodge No. 34, Troy, Mo., on Saturday, June 12, 1965. June 14, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Cornerstone Lodge No. 323,51. Louis, Mo., to hold special communication on Saturday, June 26, 1965, at Onondaga Cave, Leasburg, Mo., for the purpose of conferring the Master Mason degree ona proficient fellow Craft of Cornerstone Lodge No. 323.


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June 21, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Sparta Lodge No. 296, Sparta, Mo., to hold all its communciations in the hall of Friend Lodge No. 352, Ozark, Mo., for an indefinite period of time. July 6, 1965, to M.W. Brother Morris E. Ewing, P.G.M., Morrisville, Mo., to lay the cornerstone and dedicate and consecrate the new lodge hall of Hogles Creek Lodge ~o. 279, Wheatland, Mo., on Sunday, July 11, 1965. July 7, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Polar Star Lodge No. 79, St. Louis, Mo., to hold a special communication on .Saturday, July 24, 1965, in the hall of Clayton Lodge No. 601, 222 N. Brentwood Blvd., Clayton, Mo., to confer the Master Mason degree on six proficient Fellow Crafts. August 16, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Solomon Lodge No. 271, Springfield, Mo., to confer the three degrees on Donald Eugene Burrell, according to Section 13.110, and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his representative. September 7, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Trilumina Lodge No. 205, Marshall, Mo., for Trilumina Lodge No. 205, Marshall, Mo., to appear in a parade, on Saturday, September 18, 1965. September 7, 1965, to M.W. Brother Arthur lJ. Goodman, Jr., P.G.M., to dedicate new lodge hall of Parma LOdge No. 650, Parma, Mo., and for said lodge to hold a special communication of the Grand Lodge for that purpose, on Sunday, September 19, 1965. September 22, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Ferguson Lodge No. 542, Ferguson, Mo., to confer the degrees upon Robert Alfred Owens, according to Section 13.1 10, and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his representative. COMMISSIONS ISSUED

Grand Master Morrison appointed the following Grand Representatives, and Commissions were issued: Robert N. Hockaday Charles Glasser Thomas Southgate Ely Robert M. Tetrick Valnyr Goulart Jacqu~ Waidyr Grisard

Maryland New York Virginia West Virginia Rio Grande do SuI (Brazil) Santa Catarina (Brazil)

FIFTY-YEAR BUTTONS PRESENTED

Name of Brother Alfred Steiner Richard H. Pollak Benjamin L. Stone August Rabenort David Goldman Amos V. Kennett John F. Lee Forrest E. Brown V. H. McMurty Farrell Martin George Emanuel Emil Otto Dorsch Owie Ottes Reynolds Walton Forest Dutton John Irving Metz Walter Funston Veatch Ralph D. Stonner Rufus Charles Axtell

Name of Lodge St. Louis Bridgeton St. Louis Meridian Aurora Hornersville Valley Albert Pike Lamar Lambskin Keystone West Gate Adair Noel George Washington George Washington Chamois Malden

No. 20 80 20 2 267 215 413 219 292 460 243 445 366 647

9 9 185 406


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Fred B. Plowman R. Q. Jones George Bunselmeier Samuel W. Parker Adam Dindorf, Sr. Jake Z. Sutton Oline Dale Norwine Edward M. Flournoy Clarence S. Connolly James Raymond Clouse Oland A. Jones Robert B. Owsley Ben Kolbenschlag James S. Shaw Fred F. Wright Ben G. W. Jones L. V. Nunnelly James A. Tesson Jacob N. Sapin Leonard W. VanDyke Emanuel E. Lea John A. Aldredge Harry O. Eldridge Arthur C. Norwine Jesse Walter Adkins Edgar L. Nance Harry Snow Hubert Christian Ritter Willard N. Griem Arnold H. Farrar George W. Walker Julius C. Shapiro William O. Wesendorf Presley C. Friend Tandy L. Evans Walter Viets Eli Sandperl H. Ellis Vaughn Murry Joe Diggs William E. Barnes George W. Collins Walter A. Vahle George N. Waeckerley Saul A. Broadeck William L. Kendall Grover J. Foster Wilfred H. Mizener Frank Leroy Kuhlmann Samuel Byron Cowan Garnet P. Underhill .J ames T. Carter Marcel Acker Charles H. Hatten Charles H. Cullers Noble J. Young Cleo C. Wild Tom Kerr Harry L. Harner .Tames W. Broaddus Robert Kellerstrass

Havana Barbee George Washington Maplewood Erwin Sikeston Elvins Webb City George Washington United Griswold Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Rose Hill Rose Hill Republic Jasper Acacia St. Louis Trilumina Mercer Chaffee Waynesville Elvins Gate of the Temple Republic Brookfield Palestine Corinthian Clayton Richmond Gate of the City Gate of the City Bismarck Beacon Beacon Beacon Shekinah Jonesburg Liberty Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Ea.rI Polar Star St. Joseph Adelphi Rose Hill Rose Hill Kirksville Gray Summit Magnolia Sheldon Spickardsville Spickardsville Spickardsville Crane Osage Ivanhoe Ivanhoe

21 217 9 566 121 310

599 512 9

5

178 40 40

550 550 570 398

602 20 205 35

615 375 599

422 570 86 241 265 601 57 522 522 41 3 3

3

256 457 31 40

40 40 285 79

78 355 550 550 105 173 626 371 524 524 524 519 303

446 446


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE Henry Ainsworth Lyon Fred W. Smith William E. Kline A1 bert Lorenz Harry D. Athon Bert B. Bell Berton S. Holmes Ben W. Northcutt Robert S. Osborne W. B. Turner Harry E. Ball J. Henry Amelung Oscar L. Mutti James L. Clayton Charles W. Pian Robert E. Mullen Robert R. Regester Richard Clay Leeman Arthur S. Fei!ls Joseph D. Stewart Joseph E. Perringer Ben J. Hiller Arthur W. Schwiede.r Fred A. Hermann Eugene B. Poole Francis O. McKinney Theodore E. Ford Jesse Ford Brown Erwin W. Hergesell Ralph W. Hayward James M. Sanders George L. Santo Wallace S. Potts Joseph L. Loida Louis Plessner Joseph J. G. Strauss Henry J. Waeckerle Charles Bertalot William H. Struss Walter H. Schuermann Alfred C. Phillips William E. Stouffer Carl Raymond Smith Roy V. Coffey William A. Looney Edward W. Gray Coates C. Cockrill Joseph Andrew Bryson Harry E. Reid Matthew P. Ungerman Leopold V. Barth Nathan Goldstein Edgar C. Berryman Coy Brewer Burdette Chamberlain Wilbur E. Austin George J. Allen Alfred Lee Booth John E. Massengale Faith A. White

Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Jennings Jennings Temple Temple Temple Temple Temple Ash Grove Montgomery Meridian Xenia Pickering l\'aphtaJi Granite Temple Chamois St. Louis Friendship Marcus Lebanon Lebanon Tuscan St. John's Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Wellston Plattsburg Neosho Zeredatha Zeredatha Tower Grove Tower Grove Meridian Meridian Monett Aurora Euclid Charity Fairfax Ivanhoe Rose Hill Bethel Nodaway Platte City Acacia Granite Missouri Hebron St. Louis Wayne Clifton Magnolia Trenton Trenton Webster Groves Webster Groves Neosho

446 446 640 640 299 299 299 299 299 100 246 2

50 472

25 272 299 185 20 89 110

77 77

360 28 446 446

446 613 Il3

24:7 189 189 631 631 2 2

129 267 505 331

483 446

550 537 470 504 602 272 1

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Robert J. McGit vry Henry Johnson Ray, Jr. J. Carl Lindberg Phocion B. Doniphan T. R. Teters Victor Hugo Smith Ralph O. Brookshire John N. Anderson Wilbur Johnson Walter S. Williams Delbert S. Wilford Earl Conley Charles E. Blair Howard L. Jamison Fred H. Knight Warren L. Osgood Theobold G. Smith William A. Bruns Thomas W. Burman Thomas L. Brenner Ralph W. Searcy Sidney S. Meidinger Robert H. Montgomery William P. Davis James Lester Holding W. O. Cox E. E. Hord Willis Gay Estes C. Ralph Hosking Harry A. Hosking R. Bland Thomas Glenn Allison Beede Edmund August Burbach Norman John Conrad Russell McDonald John W. Scott Edward J. Charlton Leo A. Davis Ester White Geo. Harrison Hartwein John R. Thurmond Roy H. Wolfers John B. Stubbs Fred D. Wayman Richard Knichel Port P. Hall Samuel Virgil Wiles George F. O'Brien Henry Lang Edward Leopold John M. Dryden Otto J. Holtman David A. Holderman Fred A. Schneider Xenia Lamar Taylor Charles Pruitt Potter Elmer J. Henninger William J. Holdoway John H. Seesler Walter D. Hulett

Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Clay Fayette Ivanhoe Lock Springs St. John's Waynesville Belton Galt Adair Gate City Gate City Gate City Gate City Itaska Jewel East Gate Clifton Heights Ash Grove Ash Grove Zeredatha Zcredatha Zeredatha Howard Tebbetts Trowel Samaritan Samaritan Samaritan Missouri Missouri Missouri "Naphtali Temple Temple Temple Green City Pyramid Blackwell Pickering Camden Point Lambskin Lambskin La Belle Bayou Apollo Apollo St. John's St. John's Hebron Crane Excelsior West Gate West Gate Anchor Anchor Anchor Olive Branch

422 422 422 207 47 446 488 28 375 450 423 366 522 522 522 522 420 480 630 520 100 100

189 189 189 4 565 440 424 424 424 1 I 1

25 299 299 299 159 180 535 472 169 460 460

222 365 529 529 28 28 354 519 441 445

445 443 443 443 576


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE William Shelby Morris William H. Danks Franklin P. Kirkland Harry H. Richards Carl M. Gerhold Orin E. McClain William Wayne Wagner John L. Bunyard John H. Jost Charles E. Finegan Louis J. Koenigstein H. Clyde Willey Albert L. Forsythe Aaron J. Lofgreen Albert T. Clay Elbert T. James Elmer F. Schumacher AI. Wildman Clarence U. Allen Harry A. Smith Emery L. Camfield Emmet D. Wolz Harold J. Kuhn Walter S. Todd William P. Os~ood William J. Baker Harold J. Cahn George W. Barr Arlie G. Yerian Dave Sanell .J. Layman Brown Oscar A. Ehrhardt Robin C. Jarrell Henry Perriquey Henry Buermann, Jr. Philip M. Abrams Michael L. Foerstel Charles W. Schafer Leroy Hulen Carl J. Weiss Marion Foster Thurston I. N. Leeper Alexander Henderson Samuel R. Victor William L. Malkemus Ezra H. Haislip Norman P. Ray Lee H. Peabody Paul Y. Versen Louis W. Goesling Edwin F. Konering F.; A. Stoeppelmann Charles F. Wagner William H. Linck James R. Montgomery路 Stanley P. Palmer L. M. Stewart Louis R. W. Schulenber~ Reuel L. Huffman

Olive Branch Shekinah Richmond Wellston Memphis Memphis Memphis Wayne Clifton Heights Beacon Beacon Brotherhood Clay Adair Jewel Zalma Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah United United Keystone Charity Tower Grove Nodaway Orient Malta Charity Charity Gate City Gate City Cache Cache Carthage Linn Bonhomme Beacon Beacon Jefferson Moberly Meridian Acacia Walke.r Trinity Cecile Daylight Algabil Senath Rural Sedalia Kirkwood Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Clifton Heights路 Magnolia Laclede Lock Springs Polar Star Brookfield

1965 57.6 256 57 613 16 16 16 526 520 3 3

269 207 366 480 545 40 40 5

5

243 331

631 470 546

402 331

331 522 522 416 416 197 326 45 3

3

43 344 2

602 605 641 305 544 513 316

236 484 40

40 40

40 520 626 83 488 79 86


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Frank R. Loveridge Melvin Sodowsky Frederick W. Schmidt Louis E. Sanders William E. Lee Earl M. Hackett Zenas Willard Gunckel' Emmet A. Moore Arthur C. Lips Frank M. Boyce John Hannah Beverly Turner Williams Fred G. Kiebler Edward E. Pettingill Hugh L. Johnson Arthur Hirschberg Robert Abrams Benjamin P. Benson Carlos C. Brown Joseph Epstein John Heines James F. Meyers James Wm. Shannon Birney O. Reeves Ray Morris George A. Frey Lonzo C. Denning William V. Ingels Max Skeer David L. Houghtlin L. Ray Schuessler David Turk J. W. Losse Leland C. Tuck, Sr. Victor F. Kovar Max Weiss William Fiedler C. Warren Peeler Chase Charles Connor R. L. Bohon Sam B. Shackelford Alvas B. Berry Clyde E. Bush Rudolph S. DeHoog Roscoe Hershel Rheems Lewin W. Donaldson Joseph A. Kithcart Elbert N. Crowder Charles Bergstrom William M. Cooper James E. Craven Benjamin T. Johnson William J. Watters Otto C. D. Dornhoefer Clarence E. Felker William H. Stumpf Cyril V. liggett Bernhart William Klippel James S. Worthington

Good Hope Zeredatha Zeredatha Lambskin Pilgrim Northwest Laclede Marceline Fainnont Chamois Lodge of Ligh t Hebron ltaska Itaska Richland . Beacon Beacon Beacon Mt. Zion Pride of the West Purity Sedalia Fraternal Memphis New Bloomfield Gate City Gate City JefIe.rson South Gate Beacon Beacon Beacon Tuscan Barbee East Gate Cornerstone Harmony Barbee St. John's Ewing Ewing Seaman Galena Kirkwood Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Clinton Magnolia Clifton Heights Clifton Heights Clifton Heights Charity Fraternal Missouri Sikeston Good Hope Belton WestGate Orient

218 189 189 460 652 358 83 481 290 185

257 354 420 420 386 3 3 3

327 179 658 236 363 16 60 522 522 43 547 3 3 3 360

217 630 323 499

217 28 577 577 126

515 484 446 446

548 626 520 520 520

331 363 1

310 218 450 445 546


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE Samuel Phipps Hyman Seltzer Harry W. Pleitsch Edward H. Burns Max Sigoloff Ira Lee Busch Clyde Mayfield Duncan J. S. Allred Leon L. Boyd CecilL. Cullison Otto J. Stelling Charles E. Stephens Harold B. Sunde Clarence R. Huston Thomas L. Johnson John Braswell Edgar A. Taylor Oscar F. Dahl Samuel B. Reed William Fred Harte John A. McBeath Jacob Stucke John C. Dougherty Fred W. Owen Charles F. Kehl Lee A. Pickard, Sr. A. Riggs, Sr. Mitchell F. Simer Lon P. Eversden Rudolph M. Weber Herman P. Saussele James M. Field, Jr. Earl Schuyler Retter Roy Morris Arthur E. Schowalter George P. Elliott John William Boulware Wade F. Curran Foy Trimble John Charles Triska Theodore L. Feraris Daniel Marion Lancaster John Albert McCoy Sheldon H. Holliday William L. Howard William S. Morgan Rudolph G. Siebert Frederick W. Schulte Walter L. Smith E. Rex Wisehart Leonard R. McCormick Roscoe C. Weathers Frank Kerswell James W. McEuen Wayne William Lacy Roy E. Presnell Charles F. Ward A. F. H. Behrens L. R. Field

\Vebster Groves Naphtali Naphtali Naphtali Naphtali Carterville Poplar Bluff Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Tyro Russellville Temple Temple Mt. Moriah Me Moriah Good Hope Good Hope Salem Hebron Kennett Kennett Kennett Beacon Rural Magnolia Ivanhoe Ivanhoe New Bloomfield Keystone Mt. Moriah Craft Brookfield Zeredatha West Gate Crescent Mt. Zion Osage Gate City Zeredatha Zeredatha Rose Hill Rose Hill Sedalia Sheldon Marcus Bolivar Sedalia Sullivan Owensville Ionic Samaritan Golden Zeredatha

1965 84 25 25 25 25 401 209

220 220 220 220 220

220 220 220 12

90 299 299 40 40 218 218 225 354 68 68 68 3

316 626 446 .446

60 243 40 287 86 189 445 368 327 303

522 189 189 550 550 236 371 110

195 236 69 624

154 424 475 189


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Fred T. Agthe Carl H. Sonnenberg Carl H. Schupp Harry D. Stein Henry Friede Mark C. Wonder Clark W. Lusher Daniel Hinthorne Frank M. Flory Ralph Earnest Gay Hiram L. Schnedel Bartlett Boder James B. Smith Andrew J. Sauerhage Emil J. Sommer Omar Edward Henne Cyrus C. Graham Hubert T. Burr Byram L. McCreary Rocco M. Zottarelle John N. Sevening A. Clark Haley Arthur J. KnobleI' George W. Freiberg O. Leon Herlinger Martin Luther Crowe W. L. Ellerman Harry W. Bills William H. Fox A. J. Butterfield M. M. Huff George H. Trauernicht C. Yancy White Joseph A. Wyatt Arthur Fuller Treux Riley Marsh Simrall Harry W. Riehl F. V. P. Hilligardt Grover Clayton Johnson Bayles L. Guffy Thomas C. Wilkerson Timothy W. Pitts Ocie E. Ford Elmer T. Lakin Herman S. Rhoads Clyde E. Stoner John Ray Weatherly Luther S. Ragsdale E. E. Schowengerdt C. Lindenschmidt Knowles C. Sullivan Charles V. Ehrmann Jess A. Shibley John Coy Bour Ira R. Leach Charles Klenk Jewett H. Fulkerson Arthur F. Bicknell James C. Crump

Hannibal Hannibal Cooper Charity Charity Brentwood Montevallo Mt. Washington Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Clifton Heights Charity Agency Russellville 'Webster Croves Palestine Beacon Gate City Gate City Olive Branch Elvins Perseverance Fenton Twilight Vandalia Sullivan Eminence Lock Springs Itaska Farmington Farmington Farmington Farmington Rosendale Rolla Rolla Commonwealth Hope Hope Hayti Rowley Marceline Frankford Hermon Fairfax Cunningham Cypress Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Acacia Aurora Salisbury Granite Palmyra Mt. Moriah Laclede Westport Paris Union

188 188 36 331 331 616 490 614 446

446 520 331 10

90 84 241 3

522 522 576 599 92 281 114

491 69 607 488 420 132 132 132 132 404

213 213 654 251 251 571

204 481 192 187 483 525 227 360 360 360 602 267 208 272 18 40 83

340 19


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE Edwin C. Ernst Ben H. Dissler George Charles Whitney John Everett Zinn Newton A. Ormsby Ray H. Brice Daniel P. Tevis David T. Blake Allen E. Knight Sebastian C. Penn George Lewis Fred Redhage Rhodes Felton Arnold Leslie R. McCleary Gordon L. Ross Owen J. Vail Samuel Stampfer Robert Roehrig Fred Doenges Fred Kaiser Charles R. Sumner Elmer L. Anderson A. M. Barbour Alonzo J. Bates Ora L. Miller E. A. Duval L. E. Martin Henry C. Kottkamp Anton Griot Henry Andrew Adkins John Columbus Stapel Raymond Scott Herman Clifton Stollings Charles L. Smith William S. Tester Milton Grafrath, Sr. Thomas Marshall Walden William J. Allton Charles W. Ward Frank E. Goff Van B. Wilson Charles L. Kirk, Sr. Rollins S. Foster Miles T. Lee Frank E. Alston Joe E. Babcock Lester L. Dobbs Orville A. Loomis Clarence J. Lafferty Earl Crew George J. Middlekamp Willis Richmond Henry A. Hirsch Horace Luke Acuff Walter J. Bublitz Leo Loeb Reuben L. Voltz Clarence Andrew Cowan Wilford J. Roussan

Beacon Clintonville Ivanhoe Carthage Cypress St. John's Magnolia Salisbury Lambskin Lambskin Easter Easter Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Cornerstone Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Triplett Solomon Solomon Solomon Solomon Solomon Union Star Cache Good Hope Cooper North Star West Gatc Kearney Kearney Kearney Kansas City Twilight Twilight Twilight Potosi Palmyra Lambskin Samaritan Charleston Magnolia Star Star Charity Trenton Westville Pauldingville Shekinah Keystone Orient Ivanhoe Rich Hill Zeredatha Zeredatha Wayne

1965 3

482 446 197 227 28 626 208 460 460 575 575 446 446 446

446 323

40 40 40 122 271 271 271

271 271 124 416 218 36

157 445 311

311 311

220 114 114

II4

131 18 460 424 407 626

419 419 331

III 202 II

256 243 546 446

479 189 189 526


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Sidney A. Bosley Samuel L. Leipard Walter H. Henry W. R. Mitchell Milton G. Dayton Ira A. Hulsey Percy Mellor Floyd Benjamin F. Laretto Syl Hollaway Smith Hugh P. Reed Oswald Griner Jacob H. Hetzler Ava L. Pistole Julius A. Brown John Arthur Ihrig Ral ph Eilers Joseph Louis Jones Ed Lee Giesser Charles Lee Pemberton Edwin A. Kuehn, Jr. Fred C. Sipes Guy H. Bezler Gerald Cowhofen Barnes Edward Heintz Dillman Herman H. Godejohann Edwin A. WuIfemeyer . W. Russell Pickering Carl H. Byers Willie E. Smith Robert L. Fish Frank Reed Ralph Duffy P. J. McKinley Reuben Fullerton Place Forrest F. Wynne William Holiner Joseph K. Miles Clay Wilson Alva A. Joliff James Leland Brown .T. Dale Carter Jessie B. Godman Edwin J. Br,ockmn~r Ray C. Jordan ), .. Orvill O. O'Dell Fred J. Christ Laurence B. Oeth, Sr. John C. Setzer William Edward Fisher William Ralph Wilkerson Eugene A. Fehlmann Walter M. Brooks Sam Lowman Alex Waller Adkins Vaden Thomas Wood JuliusA. Schweig R. E. Garner, Sr. William E. Claman Cecil G. Scott

Putnam Mendon Pollock Trilumina Ivanhoe Salem Cooper Valley Park Jefferson Naphtali Albert Pike Monticello Xenia Hannibal Hannibal Anchor St. Marks Stockton Wellston Magnolia Oregon Mokane George Washington George Washington Beacon Beacon Trilumina Gate City Gate City Gate City Trenton Washington Washington University King Hill Cornerstone St. Joseph Linn Rockhill Parrott Burlington Moberly Kirkwood Barnesville Barnesville New London Polar Star Polar Star Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Cache Temperance Temperance Temperance Craft St. Louis Tuscan United United

190 628 349 205 446

225 36 629 43 25 219 58

50 188 188

443 93 283 613 626 139 612 9 9

3 3

205 522 522 522 III

87 87 649 376 323 78 326 663 308 442

344 484 353 353 307 79 79

446 446 416 438 438 438 287 20 360 5

5


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE Erwin L. Ocker Milton Alfred Balmer Edgar E. Carson Thomas E. Berry Ralph T. Butler Ellis G. Carel Clarence T. Craig Ranford J. Dunlap George L. Hadden Asa H. Hemphill James Ray Hinds Urias W. Johnston David Paul Kelley Ronald Leitch Laney Glenn L. Orem Maurice W. Parkin Arthur D. McAnulty Roy E. Cox Wyeth DeVilbiss Phillip A. Goodwin Emory F. James Frank F. Robinson Edward B. Smith Burnice E. Mead James Olan Whann Fred C. England .J. Stanley Clark Clyde M. Brown William Cravens George D. Noland Walter E. O. Bewig Charles B. Link Louis Dante Henry Koenigsdorf Ezra L. Norton George V. Sheets Waldemar Heminghaus Peter P. Kachulis Ernest H. Woods Wallace A. McDonnell Edwin Arthur William Schulenburg Arthur J. Butterfield

Magnolia Pomegranate Swope Park Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship }'ellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Marcus Zeredatha Unionville Temple Temple Temple Temple Temple Temple Arcana Arcana Charity Clay Poplar Bluff Centertown Naphtali Heroine Heroine Heroine Crane Dexter Cache Adair Samaritan Mount Moriah West Gate Webster Groves

1965 626 95 617 345 345 345 345 345 345 345 345 345 345 345 345 110 189 210 299 299 299 299 299 299 389 389 331 207 209 611 25 104 104 104 519 532 416 366 424 40 445 84

There were a total of 595 fifty-year Buttons presented during the fiscal year. Respectfully submitted, ELMER W. WAGNER, Grand Secretary. REPORT OF THE AUDITOR

R. W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner presented the Report of the Auditor, Harvey and Wagener, Clayton, Missouri, which was received and ordered printed in the Proceedings, and is as follows:

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. &- A.M. of Missouri: GENTLEMEN: Pursuant to engagement, we have examined the books and records of the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri for the period from July 1, 1964 to June 30, 1965, also the Masonic Home Initiation Fund, the George Washington Memorial


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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 STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS AND COMPARISON WITH BUDGET JULY 1, 1964 TO JUNE 30, 1965 Cash Receipts

Actual

Actual Over or (Under) Budget Budget

Per Capita Tax $379,948.80 $380,000.00 ($ 51.20) Masonic Home Initiation Fees 8,200.00 33,200.00 25,000.00 George Washington Memorial Association Fee,; 3,320.00 2,500.00 820.00 Sale of Manuals 2,113.55 2,400.00 286.45) Dues Receipt Cards 2,160.98 2,100.00 60.98 Sale of Grand Lodge Forms and Books: Constitution and By-Laws $ 456.30 Grand Lodge Forms. . . . 409.07 Freemason Proceedings, etc. 15.00 880.37 1,200.00 ( 319.63) Interest on Investments: Permanent Fund General Fund

$10,634.66 1,493.98

Total Budgeted Items Visits-D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.!. Receipts from Mid-West Conference Kansas City Masonic Board of Relief Certificates of Good Standing BI ue Lodge Penal ties Donations to Hospital Visitation Fund Donations-Appreciation of THE FREEMASON . Duplicate Charter . Portageville Lodge No. 166 (Defunct) . Refunds: Mileage and per Diem Telegrams and Telephone Travel .

12,128.64

8,800.00

3,328.64

$433,752.34 $422,000.00 $11,752.34 5,205.00 837.50 1,140.37 126.00 214.00 89.00 9.00 5.00 25.50 35.52 3.09 26.25

Total Income Receipts Transfers from Agency Account

$441,468.57 49,220.00

Total Receipts Disbursements-Per Schedule Attached

$490,688.57 480,274.09

Excess of Receipts over Disbursements Balance, July I, 1964 ...

$ 10,414.48

11,515.60

$ 21,930.08 Balance, June 30, 1965 .... Consisting of B~lance in Mechanics Bank, St. Joseph, Missouri $ 11,172.08 Balance in Mercantile-Commerce Trust Com3,113.16 pany, St. Louis, Missouri-Imprest Fund Balance in First National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri-Interest in Agency Permanent 7,644.84 Fund Account

Balance in Banks-General Fund, June 30, 1965 $ 21,930.08


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.I\L OF MISSOURI GENERAL FUNJ).........STATEMENT OF CASH DISBURSEMENTS AND COMPARISON WITH BUDGET JULY I, 1964 TO JUNE 30, 1965

Actual Ove1' or (Under) Budget Budget

Actual By Direct Appropriation of Grand Lodge Salary-Grand Secretary . $ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00 $ Salary-Grand Lecturer . 8,400.00 8,400.00 Salary-Grand Treasurer . 500.00 500.00 4,000.00 4,000.00 Honorarium-Dr. Harold Reader . 2,194.77 2,200.00 Masonic Service Association-Per Capita .. Masonic Service-Hospital Visitation .... 5,000.00 5,000.00 Contributions to Masonic Temple Association 3,600.00 3,600.00 for Maintenance-Grand Lodge Quarters 1,000.00 1,000.00 Contribution to Missouri Lodge of Research Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand 100.00 100.00 Lodges . .

$34,794.77 By Requisition Grand Master Expenses-Grand Master . $ 3,744.01 4,200.00 Expenses--Grand Lecturer Expenses--Grand Lodge Officers and Committees . . 892.83 827.02 Conference of Grand Lodge Officers 1,898.44 Conference of D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. 1,810.78 Washington D. C. Meeting 200.00 Auditing . 310.07 Grand Master's Contingent Fund . 7,036.59 Expenses of Grand Lodge Session $ 20,919.74 By Requisition of Grand Secretary $ 12,300.00 Salaries--Grand Lodge Office Employees' Tax Expense--Social Security and 881.53 Federal Unemployment Insurance Insurance . Operation of Grand Lodge Office: 3,319.47 A-Printing, Postage and Stationery 1,032.40 B-Telephone and Telegrams 52.50 C-Office Equipment . 299.10 D-Office Supplies . 490.36 E-Incidental Office Expenses 464.65 Grand Master's Regalia 1,997.53 Dues Receipt Cards 2,200.00 50 Year Veteran Buttons 5,062.85 Printing Proceedings

$ 34,800.00 ($

5.23)

5.23)

$ 4,800.00 ($1,055.99) 4,200.00 607.1 7) 1,500.00 772.98) 1,600.00 851.56) 2,750.00 189.22) 2,000.00 200.00 1,000.00 ( 689.93) 8,500.00 ( 1,463.41) $ 26,550.00 ($5,630.26)

$ 12,300.00 $.

1,000.00 .rjoo.OO

118.47) 500.00)

3,500.00 1,000.00 500.00 300.00 500.00 500.00 2,000.00 2,200.00 4,000.00

180.53) 32.40 447.50) .90)

9.64) 35.35) 2.47) 1,062.85

$ 28,100.39 $ 28,300.00 ($

199.61) By Requisition 750.00 $ 750.00 $ Committee on Correspondence $ 11,500.00 ( 680.80) 10,819.20 Committee on Masonic Education 600.00 ( 302.12) 297.88 Committee on Ritual . 1,500.00 3,000.00 4,500.00 Committee on Relief and Charity 7.66 500.00 507.66 Committee on By-Laws--Pocket Part Committee on Mileage and Per Diem: Funds Transferred $24,017.64 Printing 18.03 24,035.67 25,000.00 ( 964.33) Total Budgeted Grand Lodge Operating Expenses $124,725.31 $131,000.00 ($6,274.69)


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Masonic Home-Per Capita Tax Masonic Home Initiation Fund George Washington Memorial Association

$263,572.50 $263,340.00 $ 232.50 33,445.00 25,000.00 8,445.00 3,350.00 2,500.00 850.00 $300,367.50 $290,840.00 $ 9,527.50

Total Expenses . . Payments-D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. Visits Transfers to Agency Account

$425,092.81 $421,840.00 $ 3,252.81 5,190.00 50,000.00

.

$480,282.81 Deduct Adjustment-F.I.C.A. Discount-Missouri Withholding Tax Discount-St. Louis Earnings Tax Total Disbursements .

$ .09 5.27 3.36 8.72 .. $480,274.09

SECURITIES-PERMANENT FUND

We did not examine the securities, which are held by the First National Bank in Kansas City, Missouri, as agent, but checked the statement dated June 30, 1965 as to charges and credits with the previous statement dated June 30, 1964. United States Treasury Bonds

Maturity 8/15/66 6/15/67/72 9/15/67/72 12/15/67/72 10/ 1/69 5fl5/74 2fl5/80 2fl5/90 2/15/9.") II/15/98

interest Rate 3 % 2~% 2~% 2~%

.........

4 % 4y.i% 4 %

3~%

3 % 3 JI:! %

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

Market Value Par Carrying June 30, Value 1965 Value $ 19,000.00 $ 18,251.88 $ 18,905.00 40,000.00 36,400.00 40,000.00 5,000.00 4,540.00 5,000.00 22,500.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 29,700.00 30,050.00 30,000.00 10,013.00 10,025.00 10,000.00 42,484.00 42,590.00 43,000.00 15,915.00 14,283.20 16,000.00 8,614.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 25,572.20 29,000.00 29,000.00 $227,000.00

$225,831.88

$213,011.40

United States Treasury Notes 11/15/65

4

$

01

,0

Total Securities ....... Uninvested Cash in Principal Account First National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri

2,000.00

$229,000.00

$

2,007.50

$227,839.38

$

2,000.00

$.215,011.40

48,710.72 $276,550.10

Total SECURITIES----GENERAL FUND

Maturity Value United States Treasury Notes, 4% Due II/15/65 . Uninvested Cash in Principal Account Total

$ 2,000

Cost $ 2,007.50 19,405.32

$ 21,412.82

Market Value June 30, 1965 $ 2,000.00


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Following is a summary of the changes in. the principal account of the Permanent Fund during the year under review: $ 2,564.22

Uninvested Cash, July 1, 1964 Receipts $50,000.00 U. Matured $50,000.00 U. Matured

S. Treasury Bills July 15, 1964 S. Treasury Bills June 30, 1965

$48,179.00 48,250.00

96,429.00 $98,993.22

Disbursements Purchased $50,000.00 U. S. Treasury Bills Due June 30, 1965 Purchased $2,000.00 U. S. Treasury Notes 4% Due November' 15, 1965

$48,250.00 2,007.50

50,257.50 $48,735.72

Exchange Cash Payment of $2.50 per $1,000.00 Bond on $10,000.00 U. S. Treasury Bonds, 4~% Due 5/15/74 received in exchange for $10,000.00 U. S. Treasury Notes, 3%% Due 5/15/65 Uninvested Cash, June 30, 1965

25.00 $48,710.72

We also checked the statement of income and expenses and submit the following summary: $ 5,975.62

Balance July 1, 1964 Income Interest Income, . United States United States United States

July 1, 1964 to June 30, 1965: Treasury BiBs Treasury Bonds .. Treasury Notes

$ 3,571.00 7,115.00 417.34

11,103.34 $17,078.96

Expense Agent's Collection Fee ..

468.68 $16,610.28

Net Interest Income Transferred to General Fund, September 29, 1964 Balance, June 30, 1965 .

8,965.44 $ 7,644.84

Following is a summary of the charges and credits in the Principal Account of the General Fund: $

Balance July 1, 1964 . Transferred from Grand Lodge General Fund September 4, 1964

1,753.40 50,000.00

$ 51,753.40 Receipts Matured 8/31/64 Matured 12/ 4/64 Matured 3/11/65 Matured 6/10/65 Matured 6/30/65

$20,000.00 $25,000.00 $25,000.00 $10,000.00 $20,000.00

due 8/31/64 due 12/10/64 due 3/11/65 due 6/10/65 due 6/30/65

$19,286.02 24,778.82 24,538.68 9,902.50 19,405.32

97,911.34 $149,664.74

Purchased U. S. Treasury Bills 9/ 4/64 $20,000.00 due 6/30/65 9/10/64 $25,000.00 due 12/10/64

$19,405.32 24,778.82


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3/11/65 6/10/65

24,538.68 9,902.50 $78,625.32

Purchased U. S. Treasury Note 1/11/65 $ 2,000.00 due 11/15/65 Transferred to Grand Lodge General Fund

2,007.50 $80,632.82 49,681.32

130,314.14

Transferred Income to Principal Account

$ 19,350.60 54.72

Balance, June 30, 1965 ..

$ 19,405.32

AGENCY INCOME ACCOUNT-GENERAL FUND

Interest Received on U. S. Treasury Bills .... Transferred to Grand Lodge General Fund Transfer to Principal Account .... Interest-Purchase $2,000.00 Treasury Note 4% due 11/15/65 Balance, June 30, 1965

$ 2,128.66 $1,032.66 54.72 10.17

1,097.55 $ I,031.11

MASONIC HOME INITIATION FUND

Balance, July I, 1964 Received from Lodges, July I, 1964 to June 30, 1965

$

425.00 33,200.00

Disbursements-Paid to Masonic Home, October 7, 1964

$33,625.00 33,445.00

Balance, June 30, 1965-Due to Masonic Home

$

180.00

$

48.00 3,320.00

GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL FUND

Balance Due July I, 1964 Received from Lodges, July I, 1964 to June 30, 1965

$3,368.00 Disbursements-Paid to George Washington Memorial Association, February 19, 1965 Balance, June 30, 1965-Due to George Washington Memorial Association

3,350.00

$

18.00

JOSEPH S. MCINTYRE LIBRARY FUND

Balance, July I, 1964 Receipt Interest on Savings Account

$ 1,009.16 30.56 $1,039.72

Disbursements Balance in Mercantile Trust CompanySavings Account, June 30, 1965

$ 1,039.72

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM CO;\fMITTEE

Deposit from General Fund, October I, 1964 Mileage and per Diem Checks Paid

$24,017.64 24,007.64

Refund to General Fund, February 10, 1965

$

Balance, June 30, 1965

$

10.00

As the 1964 Mileage and Per Diem Committee report had been sent to John W. Adams, chairman of the Mileage and Per Diem Committee to prepare forms for the 1965 meeting, we could not check the cancelled checks to the reports, but examined the bank statements.


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

The various items in the foregoing report have been taken from the books and records of the Grand Secretary and reflect the recorded cash transactions of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri from July 1, 1964 to June 30, 1965. All checks issued were examined in support of the disbursements. In checking the per capita tax received and the per capita tax paid to the Masonic Home, we found a balance of $80.56 due to the Masonic Home at June 30, 1965. We also confirmed the disbursements by examination of approved invoices for substantially all items. Payroll records and tax returns were also inspected. The bank balances shown in the report were confirmed directly to us by the depositaries. Respectfully submitted, HARVEY & WAGENER,

Certified Public Accountants. It was moved and seconded that the Reports of the Grand Treasurer, Grand Secretary and the Auditor be adopted and printed in the Proceedings.

Motion carried. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS

M. W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson presented the Report of the Committee on By-Laws, and moved its acceptance. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows. The Committee on By-Laws reports that promptly after the 1964 Annual Communication it prepared the seventh annual pocket part to the 1958 Annotated Constitution and By-Laws. This supplement contained all amendments, standing resolutions, and annotations of approved decisions and other actions of the Grand Lodge subsequent to those included in the bound volume. The 1964 actions of the Grand Lodge on matters of law were summarized,路 and the several proposals to amend the By-Laws were set out. At the direction of the Grand Master the pocket part contained the complete directory of the Grand Lodge, for easy cur路 rent reference. ORESTES MITCHELL, JR., RICHARD MARTIN

O. RUMER, B. DICKINSON, Chairman.

RESOLUTION

M. W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson presented a resolution regarding the use of money received from the Estate of Roy F. Newman, deceased, in connection with the Sesqui-Centennial celebration of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, and requested that the Resolution be referred to the proper committee. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: We submit the following resolution, for consideration and action by the Grand Lodge at its Annual Communication in 1966, or later, as the Grand Lodge may determine: From the amount received by the Grand Lodge from the Estate of Roy F. Newman, deceased, and income thereon, $50,000.00 is set aside for appropriation by action of the Grand Lodge from time to time for purposes in connection with the celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the Grand Lodge, as recommended from time to time by the special Committee on Sesquicentennial. With the approval of the Grand Master not to exceed $2,000.00 may be


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expended in each Grand Lodge fiscal year preceding the celebration, without further action of the Grand Lodge. B.

MARTIN

H. O.

DICKINSON,

GRAUEL.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BY路LAWS

M. W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson presented a proposed amendment to the By-Laws relative to Section 13.020 thereof, and moved that it be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence for consideration next year. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: We propose that Section 13.020 of the By-Laws be amended to read as follows: Promptly after a lodge receives any petition, other than for restoration, if one, but not more than three, other lodges also have jurisdiction of the place of residence of the petitioner, the secretary of the lodge sends written notice to each such lodge. Promptly after a lodge receives a petition for restoration, or after any rejection, suspension, expulsion, or reinstatement, the secretary of the lodge sends written notice to each lodge which has jurisdiction over the place of residence of the petitioner or member. The notice states the full name, birth date, occupation, and residence address of the petitioner or member. Receipt of the notice is announced at the first stated communication of the receiving lodge thereafter, and it is read in full unless otherwise ordered by the Master. The notice is open to inspection by any Master Mason of the lodge. MARTIN B. DICKINSON, ELVIN

K.

LUFF,

HERBERT BUSCH.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BY"LAWS

M. W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson presented a porposed amendment to the By-Laws, relative to Section 21.050 thereof, and moved that it be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence for consideration next year. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: We propose that Section 21.050 of the By-Laws be amended to read as follows: The lodge desiring consent of another lodge under Section 21.040 must request the consent in writing directed to the Secretary. If one, but not more than three, other lodges also have jurisdiction of the place of residence of the petitioner, notice of the request must be given to all such other lodges at least two weeks before the petition is received. Unless a response refusing the consent, or asking a specified additional period for consideration of the request, is received by the requesting lodge within six weeks from the date of mailing of the request, the consent is presumed to have been given. MARTIN ELVIN

K.

B.

DICKINSON,

LUFF,

HER8ERT BUSCH.

RESOLunON TO AMEND THE BY路LAWS

M. W. Bro. Harold M. Jayne presented a resolution to amend Sub-Section M of Section 2.010 of Article 2, of the By-Laws, and moved that the resolution be received and referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence for consideration next year. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows:

Be It,. Resolved, That sub-section (m) of Section 2.010, of Article 2, of the


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By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, be amended by deleting the figures "$4,800.00" and "$400.00" and by substituting therefor the figures "$5,400.00" and "$450.00"; so that when amended said sub-section shall read as follows: "Article 2. Powers and Duties of Grand Officers. Section 2.010. Grand Master (m) He receives traveling, office, stenographic, clerical and other expenses of $5,400.00 a year, to be remitted to him in equal monthly installments. At the option of the Grand Master, the allowance is paid to him on his submission of monthly itemized accounts of his expenses, cumulative not in excess of $450.00 per month for the portion of the year which has elapsed." Respectfully submitted, BRUCE H. HUNT,

M.

HAROLD H.

O.

WM.

JAYNE,

GRAUEL,

J.

HARRY

CRAIG,

F.

ARTHUR

SUNDERLAND,

U. GOODMAN, JR.,

MARTIN B. DICKINSON, ROBERT

J.

U. MANN,

M. SELLERS,

RICHARD

O.

RUMER.

RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE BY-LAWS

M. W. Bro. Harold M. Jayne offered a resolution to amend Sub-Section D of Section 2.050 of the By-Laws, and moved that the resolution be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence for consideration next year. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Be It Resolved, That Sub-section (d) of Section 2.050 of the BY-LAWS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI be amended by deleting the figures "$4,200.00" and substituting the figures "$4,800.00" therefor, so that Sub-section (d) of Section 2.050, of said BY路LAWS, when amended, shall read as follows: "Section 2.050. Grand Lecturer. The Grand Lecturer" (d) Receives for his services $8,400.00 a year, payable monthly, and traveling expenses not exceeding $4,800.00 a year. He submits an itemized statement of his expenses monthly, to be paid on approval of the Grand Master." A.

BASEY VANLANDINGHAM,

THOMAS

J.

DAVIS, JR.,

W. R. USHER,

W. H. CHAPMAN,

HARRY THEIS,

J.

WALTER WALKER,

ELVIS A. MOONEY,

MORGAN

DONELSON,

RUSSELL E. MURRAY,

WILLIAM R. DENSLOW,

W. HUGH McLAUGHLIN,

ELMER W. \VAGNER.

REMARKS BY R. W. BRO. CHARLES B. SCHWEIZER

THE GRAND MASTER: At this time I would like to have Right Worshipful Brother Charles B. Schweizer, from the Grande Loge Nationale Francaise, to come to the East. You recall in my address I made reference to the fact there was presented to me (in the customary French manner) a medal by this Brother, and on that night I had broken out in full dress and white gloves.


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I decided to go against that today, even though you were coming here. In order for the record to be complete, as it was in my remarks in the address, it is a very beautiful medal, which has been presented to the Grand Lodge of Missouri through this good Brother, who is the official representative of the Grande Loge Nationale Francaise, and I want, in your presence, to present this to the Grand Secretary so it may be placed in the archives of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Also, at this time I would like to ask you, if you will-I don't think you better deliver your message in French; I don't think many of us would understand it, but if you will bring us greetings from the Grand Master we would be happy to hear it. R. WOR. BRO. SCHWEIZER: Most W'orshipful Grand Master, it is a distinct pleasure to be the official representative at the Grand Lodge communication of the State of Missouri from the Most Worshipful Grande Loge Nationale Francaise, which is the only regular Masonic organization in France. It may be of interest to you to know that there are about seven Grand Lodges in France; two of them being composed of women; one, the Grand Orient, is definitely clandestine; one, the Grand Lodge of France, is irregular. The French National Grand Lodge or the Grande Loge Nationale Francaise is the only one which is regular and is recognized by all the Grand Lodges of the States. We will celebrate our fifty-second communication this next December, and I bring the personal greetings of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, Ernest Van Heeke, to Most Worshipful Brother Morrison, Grand Master. I bring greetings to all of you Brethren of Missouri from the Brethren of the Grande Loge Nationale Francaise. I would like to say we would be most honored if the Grand Lodge of Missouri would consider sending your present Grand Master to Paris next December, and his wife. vVe would be very happy to have you all represented by the Most Worshipful Grand Master at our communication next December. The Grand Master spoke about my being a "foreigner." I would like you to know I was born in Maplewood, Missouri, about seven miles from here, but because of circumstances of having been in the Army and traveling from Korea, where I served, to France, where I was Master of a lodge-as you can see, I worked pretty hard to get what I have got. I don't believe that most American Masons realize how wonderful it is to be a Mason and to travel all over the world and find other members of the Craft. There is nothing like it, gentlemen. I want you to know that I appreciate the opportunity of being a Mason. I can tell you there would be nothing that would give us more pleasure in Paris than to have George F. Morrison and Marie there next December. Thank you very much. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS

M. W. Bro. Arthur U. Goodman, Jr. presented the Report of the Committee on the Grand Master's Address, which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Most WorshiPful Grand Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Our Grand Master has set forth very clearly the experiences of his term of service; and we commend him for the efficient and dignified manner in which


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'he has fulfilled his duties. His continuous and varied Masonic activIties, particularly during the last two decades, provided him with a background and fraternal relationship which a Grand Master rarely has the opportunity to enjoy. Your Committee congratulates both the Grand Lodge and the Grand Master on the record of his administration and a very thoughtful report. The recommendations made are food for serious thought. They should be given careful consideration by all members of this Grand Lodge. We are mindful of the many, many hours of time given to the Craft by the Grand Master in the numerous visitations which he has reported, as well as in the manifold other duties which he was called upon to perform. For this contribution of time and effort, along with his devotion to his fraternal duties, we express the sincere thanks of this Grand Lodge. Those portions of the Address dealing with decisions and Masonic law are respectfully referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence. The members of this committee, individually and collectively, take pleasure in welcoming Most Worshipful Brother Morrison into the ranks of the Past Grand Masters at the close of this Communication. Our Grand Master has done a splendid job, and we are confident that he will derive many happy returns consequent on a very busy year. To the applause to which he is so justly entitled we add our most sincere personal compliments; and we wish for him many more years of faithful service to his family, church, fraternity and community. M. E. EWING,

MARTIN

BRUCE H. HUNT,

ROBERT

B. DICKINSON, L. ARONSON,

FORREST

C.

WM.

J.

CRAIG,

HAROLD FRANK

J.

M. JAYNE,

P.

BRIGGS,

M. SELLERS,

DONNELL,

HARRY F. SUNDERLAND, ROBERT H. MANN, JAMES W. SKELLY,

J. M. BRADFORD,

ORESTES MITCHELL, JR.

HAROLD O. GRAUEL,

ARTHUR

U. GOODMAN, JR.

RICHARD O. RUMER,

REPORT OF THE MASONIC HOME

R. W. Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham, President, presented the report of the Masonic Home, and made the following comment: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren: The report of the Masonic Home has been printed and distributed, and all of you either do have, or should have, a copy of the same. It is a rather lengthy report and I shall not attempt to read it at this time. However, I would like to particularly call the attention of you Brethren to the Resolution which is printed in the document, beginning on page 7, continuing through page 8 and concluding on 9. It has to do with rather important business insofar as the Masonic Home is concerned. I feel that it would be worthy of your attention. With those comments, Most Worshipful Grand Master, I move that the report of the Masonic Home be adopted as printed and distributed, and that it be included in the proceedings.

Motion seconded and carried.


Report of the Masonic Home The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: On June 15, 1965 the Masonic Home of Missouri completed its 76th year of service as the Organization through which this Grand Lodge has provided help, aid and assistance for our distressed Brethren, their wives, widows and children. For 63 years, by agreement with the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, care has been provided for female members of that organization, and their children, on the same basis. It has been my privilege to serve as President of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri during the past year and it is now my 'duty, as required by the Grand Lodge and the By-Laws of the Masonic Home of Missou:ri, to submit this annual report of the Home to the Grand Lodge. At the 1964 Communication of the Grand Lodge, Most Wor. Brother Martin B. Dickinson and Most Wor. Brother Harold O. Grauel, both of whom had rendered outstanding service in previous years, were duly elected to serve again as members of the Board of Directors. In accordance with Grand Lodge By-Laws, Rt. Wor. Brother William R. Denslow, having been elected Jr. Grand Warden, became a member of the Board. Following the closing of Grand Lodge on September 30, 1964 the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri held its annual meeting in the Sheraton-]efferson Hotel in St. Louis for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year. In accordance with the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge, the Deputy Grand Master, as President of the Board, called the meeting to order. By unanimous vote the other officers were elected by the Board. During this year the officers who have served are as follows: A. Basey Vanlandingham Lester M. Heckman Lewis C. Robertson Albert H. Van Gels

President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer

Lewis C. Robertson and Carl I. Stein were re-appointed as Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent respectively. The President appointed the following Committees to serve during the ensuing year: Executive Committee-A. Basey Vanlandingham, President (as provided by the By-Laws) and all members of the Board of Directors. Finance Committee-Paul D. Hess, Jr., Chairman; George F. Morrison; A. Basey Vanlandingham; Albert H. Van Gels; Martin B. Dickinson; Harry Theis (Consultant). Admissions and Discipline Committee-Lester M. Heckman, Chairman; Russell E. Murray; Harry C. Ploetze; C. Leonard Gasper; Harry Gershenson; William R. Denslow; Harold O. Grauel. Legal Committee-Harry Gershenson, Chairman; Paul D. Hess, Jr.; Martin B. Dickinson. Administration Committee-Russell E. Murray, Chairman; Lester M. Heckman; Harry C. Ploetze; William R. Denslow; Harold O. Grauel.

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Fraternal Relations Committee-William R. Denslow, Chairman; C. Leonard Gasper; Harry Gershenson. Relief and Charity Committee-C. Leonard Gasper, Chairman; William R. Denslow; Harry C. Ploetze.

The Grand Master and the President are ex-officio members of all Committees. By action of the Board at its meeting on June 20, 1964 the President of the Board was directed to appoint a new Committee, to be known as a Planning Committee, consisting of three members of the Board of Directors, of which the three members first appointed shall serve for terms consisting of one, two and three years respectively and all members being thereafter appointed for terms of three years each. No member of the Committee shall continue serving as such after he ceases to be a member of the Board of Directors. The purpose of the Planning Committee is to consider all problems relating to future planning and operation of the Home. In keeping with this action of the Board, the President appointed as members of the Planning Committee, Paul D. Hess, Jr., one year, Martin B. Dickinson two years and William R. Denslow three years, with Martin B. Dickinson being appointed to serve as Chairman of the Committee. Many of the matters coming before the Board of Directors, or the Executive Committee, for consideration and decision have been previously considered by the appropriate Committee and a recommendation submitted for consideration by the Board as to the action which is deemed appropriate. In this way the important matters coming before the Board for decision can be carefully studied in advance of the meeting of the Board, or the Executive Committee, before final action is taken.

THE HOME FAMILY On July I, 1964, the beginning of the fiscal year for which this report is made, the Home Family numbered 362 members. On June 30, 1965 the Home Family numbered 384, an increase of 22 guests. Reference to the statistical portion of this report will show that the Board had for consideration 134 applications for admission to the Home, that of this number 78 were approved for admission, 34 were rejected because of ineligibility and the remaining applications were disposed of in other ways, with 14 applications pending at the end of the year. I am happy to report that at the present time we do not have a waiting list but, on the contrary, all applicants approved for admission have been invited to come in to the Home. This does not mean that we have unused space available. Quite to the contrary, all available space for ambulatory guests is occupied and we are caring for 23 temporarily in our Hospital until space becomes available in the residence portion of the Home, due to death or increasing infirmities incident to advanced years which necessitates transfer of guests from the residence areas to permanent residency in the Hospital. Because of limitation of available space it is necessary that all applications for admission to the Home be carefully screened and the eligibility requirements and conditions for admission be strictly adherred to. It is frequently a difficult matter to get a true and complete picture of an applicant and his, or her, circumstances and needs by reading the answers to the formal questions of the application for admission to the Home. I would,


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therefore, suggest and urge that whenever a Lodge submits an application any and all pertinent information available, in addition to that called for in the application, be submitted. This will enable the Board to more fully understand the circumstances in which the applicant is situated and in addition to making this part of the work of the Board easier, it will frequently avoid delay in final consideration and action on the application.

HOSPITAL Reference is again made to the statistical portion of this report contained in the Appendix where it will be noted there were 188 patients in our Hospital on July 1, 1965. Exactly one year previous there were 171 patients in the Hospital. Our average daily Hospital census during the entire year was 174 patients. From this it will be seen that, roughly, one-half of the adult members of the Family are in the Hospital at all times and at times considerably more than that proportion are hospitalized. As noted previously in this report, some of the hospital patients are cared for there simply because we do not have room for them in the residence portion of the Home. It is understandable that many of our guests are hospitalized either permanently. or occasionally for acute temporary conditions when it is realized that the average age of the adult guests of the Home is 80+ years. At the present time 43 are 90 years of age, or older, and 171 are between the ages of 80 and 89 years. We continue to have a very cordial and helpful working relationship with 51. Luke's Hospital, located just a block and a half from the Home, where, for the most part, any surgical operations required by our guests are done. We also enjoy a very fine relationship with the Barnes Hospital-Washington University Medical Group-where the eye problems of our adult guests are treated. During the year ended, June 30, 1965, we had 28 surgical operations performed in hospitals outside the Masonic Home. I take this opportunity of paying tribute to our Medical and Nursing Staff for the sympathetic and efficient care which our guests receive. Dr. Harold E. Walters, our Medical Director, and Dr. Robert A. Hall and Dr. Charles Kilo, his associates on our Medical Staff, devote much time, care and attention to the medical needs of the Home Family and we owe much to these dedicated Brethren. Mrs. Dorothy Tweedy, our Chief Nurse, and her associates, both in the hospital and out-patient clinic, deserve our gratitude, as well. During the year remodeling of the new building to provide additional hospital space was completed. Fortunately we have not had to use the 8th floor of the building for hospital purposes as yet and it is, therefore, still being used as a residence floor. However, on a moment's notice this floor can become a hospital facility, should the need arise.

RESIDENCE Those of our adult guests who are physically able to do so live in the residence part of the Home. This portion of the Home is composed of the women's building, completed in 1938, the annex thereto and the three upper floors of the new building. These folk, to a very large extent, attend to their own physical needs, keep their rooms neat and clean and travel to the dining


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room for their meals. Mrs. June Rolf, the Matron of Adults, supervises this portion of the Home in a very commendable manner.

CHILDREN The number of our children has hovered around 25 for several years. At the end of the fiscal year the number of our children had increased to 28, although two of our boys are not physically present at the Home. One of the boys, Douglas Sprouse, has completed his Junior year at George Williams College in Chicago and will be entering upon his Senior year in September. In all respects Douglas has measured up to our expectations of him and we are justifiably proud of this fine young man. Our next oldest boy, Clyde Dunn, is now in military service with the Army and is stationed at Oak Ridge, Tenn. Our Home is theiI "home" and we shall continue to consider both of them as "our boys" until their education and military service are completed. We continue to have excellent relationship with the Normandy School District where our children attend school from Kindergarten to Senior High School and we are very grateful, indeed, to the officials of the school district for making this possible.

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS The ladies' building and the new building are in excellent condition and require little more than routine maintenance to maintain them. The Administration and Children's Building requires considerably more attention. Part of this building is more than 50 years old and part of it is almost 70 years old. Due to its age this building requires much more attention of our Engineer and his maintenance crew. The other buildings on the grounds are in much the same condition but by constant attention they are maintained in satisfactory condition. It was necessary to replace a 10" steam heater in our boiler room this year but this has been accomplished and the heating plant is in good condition. The Campus is a very attractive picture and provides a suitable and pleasant place for both children and adults out of doors.

ENTERTAINMENT Newer guests of the Home frequently express surprise at the quantity and variety of entertainment which is provided for the Home Family throughout the year. Movies, lawn parties, band concerts, musical entertainments of other kinds, and many other forms of entertainment are provided by Masonic, Eastern Star and other organizations, as well as interested individuals. It would be difficult to name every individual and organization which has contributed so generously of their time, talents and means to bring pleasure over and above the necessities of life to the Home Family and I would not want to overlook, or slight, any person, or group. I would therefore, use the medium of this report to express to all, the gratitude of each member of the Home Family, and the Board of Directors, and to say a very sincere "thank you."

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Nevertheless, we were able to "live within our budget." For further information on the finances of the Home we refer to the report of the Secretary and the report of the Auditor, which forms a part of this annual report. We would also direct attention to the additions to the Endowment Fund and to the Building Fund, as well as to the compilation of gifts to these funds throughout the years. Without the generous gifts and bequests which have come to the Home through the years we could not hope to provide the type of care which is available, nor provide for so many people. We should all be abidingly grateful to those who have been impressed by the usefulness of our Home and because of this good impression have been moved to contribute to its work by gift and bequest.

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR At the Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri held on July 17, 1965, there were present: M. W. Bro. George F. Morrison, Grand Master R. W. Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham, Deputy Grand Master and President of the Board of Directors Russell E. Murray, Senior Grand Warden Martin B. Dickinson C. Leonard Gasper Harry Gershenson Lester M. Heckman Paul D. Hess, Jr. Harry C. Ploetze Albert H. Van Gels Lewis C. Robertson, Superintendent Carl I. Stein, Asst. Superintendent Mrs. Marjorie De Mott, Worthy Grand Matron, O.E.S. Mrs. Geraldine Molander, Associate Grand Matron Mrs. Frieda Boenig, Grand Secretary Mrs. Juanita Mauss, Pres. O.E.S. Advisory Board Mrs. Anna Thompson, Secretary O.E.S. Advisory Board Mrs. Helena Fletcher, Treasurer O.E.5. Advisory Board

Bro. Dickinson, Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee of the Board of Directors, stated that the Committee met on Friday, July 16 and that the other members of the Board of Directors of the Home had been requested to attend. He stated further that at this meeting the relationship between the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri and the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star had been thoroughly discussed. Brother Dickinson then furnished each member of the Board of Directors and each representative of the Order of the Eastern Star present at the Board Meeting a copy of the following Resolution:

RESOLUTION The Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri finds that: 1. In 1901 the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star, asked that it be allowed to participate in the Masonic Home of Missouri. In 1902 a contract was made for such participation, subject to modification or termination at any time. Under it the Grand Chapter paid a per capita tax of 15c per member per year.


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The Grand Lodge per capita tax was then 50c. Ever since 1902 members of the Eastern Star have been admitted to the Home on exactly the same basis as Master Masons and their widows. The policy of the Home has been to require the application to be made by the Lodge if there was such eligibility. Those who were admitted on applications from Chapters were only those who were ineligible for Lodge applications, so far as disclosed. 2. The per capita tax paid by the members of the Eastern Star has been increased only once, to 25c per year, effective in 1922. This per capita tax returns approximately $21,500.00 per year. The per capita tax paid by Master Masons through the Grand Lodge has been increased repeatedly and now is $2.25 per year. Currently it produces approximately $260,000.00 per year for the Home. In addition to the per capita taxes stated, the Grand Chapter has from time to time made substantial contributions, in kind and in cash, especially for building purposes and furnishings, and the Grand Lodge has raised large amounts for building purposes. 3. Approximately 350 old folks are members of the Home Family. Of these nearly 100 were admitted on application of Chapters of the Eastern Star, and had no known Lodge eligibility. Of the remaining 250 old folks, about 60 are men and about 190 are women. Presumably many of these women and some of these men are members of the Order of the Eastern Star. 4. The budget of the Home for the year which commenced July 1, 1965 is approximately $800,000.00. Of this amount at least $240,000.00 is attributable to the care of old folks admitted on application of Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star. Approximately 35% of the annual budget of the home is derived from per capita tax, and the remainder from other sources. Thirty-five per cent of the estimated $240,000.00 annual cost of maintenance of old folks admitted on applications of Chapters of the Eastern Star is $84,000.00, as against the $21,500.00 paid by it in per capita tax. The additional contributions made through the Grand Chapter have not averaged as much as the O.ÂŁ.S. per capita tax. Much of these contributions was for building purposes, including furnishings, for which special contributions were also asked of the Master Masons. 5. The Masonic Home of Missouri can continue its charitable activities, in the relief of needy and indigent Master Masons and their widows and orphans, and needy and indigent members of the Order of the Eastern Star, only if it continues to receive substantial voluntary contributions, both gifts and bequests, and is the principal beneficiary of the efforts of the organizations participating in the Home in that direction. 6. Prior to 1962 the principal efforts of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for gifts and contributions were toward the Masonic Home of Missouri. In that year, without advance discussion with the directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri or the officers of the Grand Lodge, and without any vote of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, a program was instituted which resulted in the establishment of a corporation known as the O.E.S. Golden Years Retirement Residence, Inc. That Corporation subsequently was authorized by the Grand Chapter, and has engaged in active solicitation for gifts and other contributions. That corporation uses the name of the Order of the Eastern Star with its official approval, and presumably is subject to control of the Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star when and if ever the Grand Chapter chooses to exercise such control. 7. The facts herein stated, as they existed up to that time, were stated by the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri in his address in 1963, with the conclusion that the support of the Masonic Home should consist of both per capita tax and the principal voluntary contributions of the organizations supporting the Home. The Grand Master further stated that if the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star ceased to extend that type of support to the Masonic Home, the directors of the Masonic Home would have no recourse but to tell the Grand Chapter that the arrangements must be modified or terminated. He expres.<;ed the


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hope that it would not be necessary for the Grand Lodge or the directors of the Home to take any such action, and the hope and expectation that the Grand Chapter would take action appropriate to the facts on its own initiative. 8. The Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star has failed to take any action appropriate to the facts before stated. On the contrary, it has authorized and encouraged the organization and operation of the corporation before mentioned, and the solicitation of contributions to that corporation, without mention of the lack of charitable character of the enterprise. The officers of said corporation have circulated letters referring to the Masonic Home. There was no justification for any such reference; nor were all the statements accurate. 9. The establishment and support of the O.E.S. Golden Years Retirement Residence, Inc. by the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star diverts from the Masonic Home a necessary and important source of future support. Therefore, Be It Resolved, That the President of the Home, The Grand Master concurring, be directed to inform the officers of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri that unless it prohibits further solicitation of contributions, whether by gift or by bequest, to enterprises such as the O.E.S. Golden Years Retirement Residence, Inc., the Masonic Home of Missouri will modify or terminate its present contract with the Grand Chapter as to future admissions.

The Resolution was read in full by Brother Dickinson and all present, including the representatives of the Order of the Eastern Star, were given the opportunity, and urged, to discuss the Resolution. Following a full and frank discussion it was regularly moved and seconded that the Resolution be adopted. The motion was unanimously approved by the members of the Board of Directors present and voting after which the President declared the Resolution adopted.

CONCLUSION In concluding this report I would certainly be remiss if I did not pay proper tribute to Lester M. Heckman and Paul D. Hess, Jr. They are to be commended for the invaluable services which they have rendered to the Masonic Home for the past four years. Most Worshipful Brother George F. Morrison, retiring Grand Master, has always been available for advice and willing to be of assistance to your President on all occasions, and for this I am personally and eternally grateful. The entire Board of Directors of your Masonic Home have worked long and hard this past year and I have truly enjoyed working with them in trying to make it what I am sure will long remain, "A Home to Remember." Fraternally submitted, A. BASEY VANLANDINGHAM, President.

APPENDIX APPLICATIONS Carried over from previous year Received during year

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16 1I8 134

Admitted to the Home during the year Rejected because of ineligibility Died before application passed 011 by Board Died after application passed on by Board . Withdrawn by Lodge/Chapter before action of the Board

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Withdrawn by Lodge/Chapter after action of the Board Approval rescinded after action of the Board Pending at end of year .

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MEMBER STATISTICS

Women Men 60 275 15 66

Members in Home July 1, 1964 Arrived during year

Died during year

Discharged during year

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.

Boys 14 5

Girls 13 8

341 48

75 12

19 0

21 0

293 1

63 0

19 6

21 6

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15 383

Total number in Home June 30, 1965 .. MASONIC HOME HOSPITAL Total number of patients in the Hospital July 1, 1964 . Total number of patients admitted during the year . Total number of patients discharged during the year Total number of deaths during the year . Average number of patients in the Hospital per day during year Total number of operations performed in other Hospitals Total number of patients in the Hospital July 1, 1965 .. ,

171 352 279 60 174 28 188

OUT-PATIENT DEPARTMENT Number of patients seen by Dr. Hall . Number of patients treated in Clinic Total patients treated (including shots, etc. given to patients in rooms) . Average number of feet treated per month . Average number of baths given per month Average number of shampoos per week (haircuts, permanents, treatments)

919 . 21,563 31,453 85 50 15

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND-1964-1965 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 Eolia Lodge No: 14, Eolia .... 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 Wyaconda Lodge No. 24, LaGrange Evergreen Lodge No. 27, New Haven St. Johns Lodge No. 28, Hannibal ...

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Liberty Lodge No. 31, Liberty Ralls Lodge No. 33, Center Troy Lodge No. 34, Troy Mercer Lodge No. 35, Princeton Callao Lodge No. 38, Callao ... Bismarck Lodge No. 41, Bismarck Jefferson Lodge No. 43, Jefferson City Fair Play Lodge No. 44, Fair Play Fayette Lodge No. 47, Fayette Fulton Lodge No. 48, Fulton Holt Lodge No. 49, Holt Xenia Lodge No. 50, Hopkins Livingston Lodge No. 51, Glasgow Wakanda Lodge No. 52, Carrollton Index Lodge No. 54, Garden City Richmond Lodge No. 57, Richmond Centralia Lodge No. 59, Centralia Vincil Lodge No. 62, Cameron Cambridge Lodge No. 63, Slater Monroe Lodge No. 64, Monroe City Pattonsburg Lodge No. 65, Pauonsburg Grant City Lodge No. 66, Grant City Sullivan Lodge No. 69, Sullivan Armstrong Lodge No. 70, Armstrong Savannah Lodge No. 71, Savannah Gorin Lodge No. 72, Gorin . Eureka Lodge No. 73, Brunswick Silex Lodge No. 75, Silex Independence Lodge No. 76, Independence Lebanon Lodge No. 77, Steelville St. Joseph Lodge No. 78, St. Joseph Jackson Lodge No. 82, Linneus Laclede Lodge No. 83, Lebanon Miami Lodge No. 85, Miami Brookfield Lodge No. 86, Brookfield Washington Lodge No. 87, Greenfield Russellville Lodge No. 90, Russellville Madison Lodge No. 91, Madison . . Perseverance Lodge No. 92, Louisiana St. Marks Lodge No. 93, Cape Girardeau Bethany Lodge No. 97, Bethany Webster Lodge No. 98, Marshfield . Me Vernon Lodge No. 99, ML Vernon . Ash Grove Lodge No. 100, Ash Grove Bloomington Lodge No. 102, Bevier West View Lodge No. 103, Millersville Heroine Lodge No. 104, Kansas City Kirksville Lodge No. 105, Kirksville Gallatin Lodge No. 106, Gallatin Greenville Lodge No. 107, Greenville .. Stanberry Lodge No. 109, Stanberry Marcus Lodge No. IlO, Fredericktown Trenton Lodge No. Ill, Trenton . Maitland Lodge No. Il2, Maitland . Plattsburg Lodge No. 113, Plattsburg

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Twilight Lodge No. 114, Columbia Laddonia Lodge No. 115, Laddonia Barnes Lodge No. 116. Cabool Helena Lodge No. 117, Rochester DeSoto Lodge No. 119, Desoto Compass Lodge No. 120, Parkville Hermann Lodge No. 123, Hermann . Union Star Lodge No. 124, Union Star .. Seaman Lodge No. 126, Milan Athens Lodge No. 127, Albany 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 Delphian Lodge No. 137, Birch Tree Lincoln Lodge No. 138, Fillmore . . Oregon Lodge No. 139, Oregon .. Amsterdam Lodge No. 141, Amsterdam Pleasant Grove 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 Bloomfield Lodge No. 153, Bloomfield Ionic Lodge No. 154, Desloge North Star Lodge No. 157, Rock Port .. Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158, Mountain Grove Green City Lodge No. 159, Green City Whitesville Lodge No. 162, Whitesville .... Camden Point Lodge No. 169, Camden Censer Lodge No. 172, Macon . Gray Summit Lodge No. 173, Gray Summit Sturgeon Lodge No. 174, Sturgeon Griswold Lodge No. 178, Bellflower .. Pilot Knob Lodge No. 182, Richville 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, S1. Joseph Putnam Lodge No. 190, Newtown Angcrona Lodge No. 193, Missouri City Wellsville Lodge No. 194, Wellsville Bolivar Lodge No. 195, Bolivar Quitman Lodge No. 196, Quitman Carthage Lodge No. 197, Carthage. New Hope Lodge No. 199, Elsberry Ravenwood Lodge No. 201, Ravenwood Westville Lodge No. 202, Westville Brumley Lodge No. 203, Brumley Trilumina Lodge No. 205, Marshall Somerset Lodge No. 206, Powersville . . Clay Lodge No. 207, Excelsior Springs

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Salisbury Lodge No. 208, Salisbury Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209, Poplar Bluff Four Mile Lodge No. 212, Campbell Rolla Lodge No. 213, Rolla . Forest City Lodge No. 214, Forest City HornersvilJe Lodge No. 215, Hornersville Hale City Lodge No. ~16, Hale . Barbee Lodge No. 217, Sweet Springs Albert Pike Lodge No. 219, Kansas City Kansas City Lodge No. 220, Kansas City Mystic Tie Lodge No. 221, Oak Ridge LaBelle Lodge No. 222, LaBelle Ray Lodge No. 223, Camden Hamilton Lodge No. 224, Hamilton Salem Lodge No. 225, Salem .. Saline Lodge No. 226, St. Mary's Cypress Lodge No. 227, Laclede Shelbina Lodge No. 228, Shelbina St. James Lodge No. 2~O, St. James Cardwell Lodge No. 231, Cardwell Polo Lodge No. 232, Polo St. Francois Lodge No. 234, Libertyville Sedalia Lodge No. 236, Sedalia LaPlata Lodge No. 237, LaPlata .. Rushville Lodge No. 238, Rushville Hopewell Lodge No. 239, Lesterville Palestine Lodge No. 241, St. Charles Knobnoster Lodge No. 245, Knohnoster Montgomery Lodge No. 246, Montgomery City Neosho Lodge No. 247, Neosho Carroll Lodge No. 249, Norborne Hope Lodge No. 251, Washington Laredo Lodge No. 253, Laredo Butler Lodge No. 254, Butler Alton Lodge No. 255, Al ton Shekinah Lodge No. 256, Festus . Lodge of Love No. 259, Lancaster . Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260, Defiance Holden Lodge No. 262, Holden Summit Lodge No. 263, Lee's Summit .. Corinthian Lodge No. 265, Warrensburg Brotherhood Lodge No. 269, St. Joseph New Salem Lodge No. 270, Winfield Solomon Lodge No. 271, Springfield Granite Lodge No. 272, Sedalia . St. Clair Lodge No. 273, Osceola Essex Lodge No. 278, Essex . Hogles Creek Lodge No. 279, Wheatland Canopy Lodge No. 284, Aurora ... .Craft Lodge No. 287, Canton .. Hermitage Lodge No. 288, Hermitage Fairmont Lodge No. 290, Wyaconda Lamar Lodge No. 292, Lamar ... Sarcoxie Lodge No. 293, Sarcoxie Mound City Lodge No. 294, Mound City Sampson Lodge No. 298, Lutie .

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Temple Lodge No. 299, Kansas City Lick Creek Lodge No. 302, Perry Osage Lodge No. 303, Nevada .. New London Lodge No. 307, New London .. Sikeston Lodge No. 310, Sikeston Kearney Lodge No. 311, Kearney . Cuba Lodge No. 312, Cuba . 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 Mt. Zion Lodge No. 327, West Plains Cainsville Lodge No. 328, Cainsville Charity Lodge No. 331, St. Joseph Excello Lodge No. 332, Excello .. 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 Arlington Lodge No. 346, Dixon . Pollock Lodge No. 349, Pollock . Mosaic Lodge No. 351, Bellview Friend Lodge No. 352, Ozark Barnesville Lodge No. 353, Ellington Hebron Lodge No. 354, Mexico Northwest Lodge No. 358, Tarkio. . . Hiram Lodge No. 362, Kahoka . Fraternal Lodge No. 363, Robertville Higginsville Lodge No. 364, Higginsville Adair Lodge No. 366, Kirksville . Barry Lodge No. 367, Washburn. . . . . . . Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368, Adrian. . . Composite Lodge No. 369, Doniphan Williamstown Lodge No. 370, Williamstown : Sheldon Lodge No. 371, Sheldon ' Belle Lodge No. 373, Belle . . . . . King Hill Lodge No. 376, St. Joseph Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377, King City Berlin Lodge No. 378, Fairport Billings Lodge No. 379, Billings . Ionia Lodge No. 381, Eldon Pythagoras Lodge No. 383, Cassville 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 . .. , Decatur Lodge No. 400, Pierce City

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Lowry City Lodge No. 403, Lowry City Rosendale Lodge No. 404, Rosendale Everton Lodge No. 405, Everton Charleston Lodge No. 407, Charleston Montrose Lodge No. 408, Montrose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisville Lodge No. 409, Louisville . Iberia Lodge No. 410, Iberia 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 . . New Madrid Lodge No. 429, New Madrid Winona Lodge No. 430, Winona ... Competition Lodge No. 432, Competition Temperance Lodge No. 438, Smithville .. Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439, Rogersville . Trowel Lodge No. 440, Marble Hill . . Excelsior Lodge No. 441, Jackson Burlington Lodge No. 442, Burlington Junction Ada Lodge No. 444, Orrick . Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Kansas City Jacoby Lodge No. 447, Darlington Schell City Lodge No. 448, Schell City Belton Lodge No. 450, Belton . Hazelwood Lodge No. 459, Seymour Caruthersville Lodge No. 461, Caruthersville Concordia Lodge No. 464, Concordia Southwest Lodge No. 466, Southwest City Pleasant Hope Lodge No. 467, Pleasant Hope Plato Lodge No. 469, Plato . Nodaway Lodge No. 470, Maryville ..... Mineral Lodge No. 471, Oronogo Nineveh Lodge No. 473, Olney 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 . Clintonville Lodge No. 482, EI Dorado Springs Fairfax Lodge No. 483, Fairfax Cairo Lodge No. 486, Cairo .. , Chilhowee Lodge No. 487, Chilhowee ... Lock Springs Lodge No. 488, Lock Springs Montevallo Lodge No. 490, Montevallo ... 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

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Equality Lodge No. 497, Newburg Jameson Lodge No. 500, Jameson Buckner Lodge No. 501, Buckner . Philadelphia Lodge No. 502, Philadelphia Prairie Home Lodge No. 503, Prairie Home Platte City Lodge No. 504, Platte City . Lathrop Lodge No. 506, Lathrop . 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 . Senath Lodge No. 513, Senath . Granby Lodge No. 514, Granby . Oriental Lodge No. 518, Blackburn . Crane Lodge No. 519, Crane . Lockwood Lodge No. 521, Lockwood Gate City Lodge No. 522, Kansas City Cunningham Lodge No. 525, Sumner Wayne Lodge No. 526, Piedmont Higbee Lodge No. 527, Higbee ..... Conway Lodge No. 528, Conway Lane's Prairie Lodge No. 531, Vichy Dexter Lodge No. 532, Dexter ... Comfort Lodge No. 533, Wheaton Columbia Lodge No. 534, Pacific Bethel Lodge No. 537, Bethel Stella Lodge No. 538, Stella . . Dawn Lodge No. 539, Ludlow 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 . Prairie Lodge No. 556, Gilman City 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 Miller Lodge No. 567, Miller .... Marlborough Lodge No. 569, Kansas City Republic Lodge No. 570, Republic Hayti Lodge No. 571, Hayti Rutledge Lodge No. 572, Rutledge . Easter Lodge No. 575, St. Clair Grandin Lodge No. 579, Grandin Shamrock Lodge No. 585, Shamrock Criterion Lodge No. 586, Alba Branson Lodge No. 587, Branson St. Francisville Lodge No. 588, Wayland Advance Lodge No. 590, Advance

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Barnett Lodge No. 591, Barnett . LaRussell Lodge No. 592, LaRussell . Union Lodge No. 593, Union. . .. . . . " Puxico Lodge No. 596, Puxico . Bosworth Lodge No. 597, Bosworth . 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 . Clark Lodge No. 610, Clark . . 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 . . Willard Lodge No. 620, Willard . 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 . Mt. View Lodge No. 637, Mt. View . Northeast Lodge No. 643, Kansas City . . Grain Valley Lodge No. 644, Grain Valley . Noel Lodge No. 647, Noel . Parma Lodge No. 650, Parma '" . 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 . Rockhill Lodge No. 663, Kansas City Lilbourn Lodge No. 666, Lilbourn . Perryville Lodge No. 670, Perryville Tuscan Lodge No. 360, St. Louis . . Euclid Lodge No. 505, St. Louis .

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OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS Mrs. Paul Siegel-In memory of father, Charles Le Farjah, member of Monett Lodge No. 129 . . Cledith Davenport, Laredo Lodge No. 253 . Past Masters Club of Jackson County . Charles F. Morphew . . . St. Johns Commandery No. 20, K.T. '" . . Virgil H. Baldwin . . Festus Chapter No. 417, O.E.S. . , . Ramson A. Breuer, Masonic Association . William F. Anger . Friendship Conclave No. 24, Order of True Kindred . Anonymous . Independence Chapter No. 12, R.A.M .

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George W. Reiss Louis Burkhardt M. M. Edwards. .. Ionic Low Twelve Club " ., F. J. Fahrenkamp ..... J. F. Faulkenberry Harry Jack Waggoner Nathan W. Williams G. W. Knecht ..... Royal Arch Masons No. 126, Kahoka Chapter .. Haworth Chapter No. 32, O.E.S. . . Prince of Peace Commandery No. 29, K.T. Owensville Chapter No. 414, O.E.S. Orion Chapter No. 49, R.A.M. Caruthersville Chapter No. 465, O.E.S . Columbia Chapter No. 17, R.A.M. St. Graal Commandery No. 12, K.T. Brother Jere Deal . The Nesler Family Pauline Gunnels D.D.G.M. . Meyer Neull Randal R. and Lorene E. Nozer Mt. Washington Past Masters Club Wallace J. Farley May M. and Harry W. Hortter West Plains Commandery No. 48, K.T. L. E. Williams ... Jerome Lerwick Patty Ann Lerwick (age 7) .. Order of Rainbow Girls, Odessa Assembly Sweet Springs Chapter No. 90, O.E.S. John Vanwinkle, Cambridge Lodge No. 63 Mrs. Herbert Hatikenberry .. Cape Girardeau Commandery No. 55, K.T. Job's Daughters, Bethel No.6 Mr. and Mrs. Adolf F. Berghorn Mrs. Louise Murray Bolivar Chapter No.5, R.A.M .. St. Elmo Commandery No. 43, K.T. Fred and Clara Lou Rogerson . Past Matrons Club, Vincil Chapter No. 43, O.E.S. . Mrs. Mabel P. Sebelien Calvary Commandery No. 28, K.T. Past Matrons Club of Bismarck, Missouri Albany Commandery No. 60, K.T.

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MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE 1964-1965 July 31, 1965 Mr. A. Basey Vanlandingham President Masonic Home of Missouri Dear Rt. Wor. Bro. Vanlandingham: Attached,' is a report of the receipts, disbursements and activities of the


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Masonic Home Cheer Committee for the period from August 1, 1964 through July 31, 1965. It has been a real joy to be able to bring pleasure and entertainment to our Masonic Home Family. We hope that the programs as arranged, both religious and entertaining, have in some small measure added to their contentment and meet with the approval of the Officers and Directors of the Home. Nine religious services were arranged during this period. The total attendance was 1,615 for an average of 179 at each service. We want to take this opportunity to thank the various Masonic Bodies, Eastern Star Chapters, Job's Daughters and DeMolay for their part in sponsoring and arranging these services. A heartfelt "thank you" also goes out to the ministers and choirs of the various churches whose talents contributed so greatly to these services. As in the past, everyone, entertainers, committee members, and friends gave of their time and talents unstintingly without remuneration and for this we are ever gra teful. Fraternally, GEORGE W. WHITWORTH, President Masonic Home Cheer Committee Following is our financial and activities report for the fiscal year August 1, 1964 to July 31, 1965. Balance on Deposit July 31, 1964 Balance in Petty Cash Fund Total Cash on Hand and in the Bank Receipts 1964-65 (per list attached)

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$6,713.02 $3,937.06

Balance on Hand July 31, 1965

$2,775.96

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Projected Net Balance

Recapitulation: Balance in Bank and on Hand Balance in Petty Cash Fund ...

$2,754.74 21.22

Balance in all Funds

$2,775.96 RECEIPTS AND DEPOSITS

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St. Louis Lodge No. 20 .. ........... . . 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 the 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 Anchor Lodge No. 443 Westgate Lodge No. 445 . Lambskin Lodge No. 460 Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 Harmony Lodge No. 499 Euclid Lodge No. 505 . Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 . . Ferguson Lodge No. 542 . . Algabil路 Lodge No. 544 (including previous year) . 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 . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 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 . . Ben Franklin Lodge No. 642 . Shaveh Lodge No. 646 . . University Lodge No. 649 . Pilgrim Lodge No. 652 . Gardenville Lodge No. 655 .. ;.: . Progress Lodge No. 657 . Purity Lodge No. 658 . Berkeley Lodge No. 667 . Florissant Lodge No. 668 .

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15.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 5.00 40.00 15.00 25.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 100.00 750.00 75.00 150.00 25.00 25.00 5.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 50.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 5.00 15.00 25.00 25.00 15.00 100.00 5.00 44.13

Crestwood Lodge No. 669 . 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. . . Shekinah 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. . . 5t. Louis Commandery No.1, K.T ' . Ivanhoe Commandery No.8, K.T. . . Ascalon Commandery No. 16, K.T. '" St. Aldemar Commandery No. 18, K.T. . . Moolah Temple . . Alhambra Grotto ................. . . Scottish Rite . The Square Club ............... . . Webster Groves Chapter No. 64, O.£.S . Crestwood Chapter No. 82, 0.£.5. . . . . . . . . .. . . Fenton Chapter No. 152, 0.E.5. .., . Venus Chapter No. 153, 0.E.5. . . Martharae Chapter No. 221, 0.E.5. . . Bridgeton Chapter No. 266, O.E.S. . . Clayton Chapter No. 304, 0.E.5 . Allah Chapter No. 376, O.E.S. .. . . Pomegranate Chapter No. 397, 0.E.5. . . Meridian Chapter. No. 442, O.£.S. .., . . .. .. . . Trinity Chapter No. 443, O.£.S. . . Pyramid Chapter No. 460, O.E.S. . . Poinsettia Chapter No. 472, 0.£.5. . . Pilgrim Chapter No. 473, O.£.S , . Berkeley Chapter No. 503, O.E.S. . . Valley Park Chapter No. 505, O.E.S. . . Progress Chapter No. 522, O.E.S. . . Crown Chapter No. 535, 0.E.5 . Carl R. Blumenberg, Member of Harmony Lodge No. 499 . Alfred M. Frager, Member of St. Louis Lodge No. 20 . Oscar Greis, Member of Wellston Lodge No. 613 . . '" . W. J. Hanpeter, Member of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 J. K. Hermann, Member of Algabil Lodge No. 544 . . William £. Krenning, Member of West Gate Lodge No. 445 . Harvey N. Smith, Member of Euclid Lodge No. 505 . L. P. Thesen, Member of Triangle Lodge No. 638 . Moore Bros. Bottling Co. . . Refunds, Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts .

$4,189.13

ACTIVITIES AND DISBURSEMENTS OF THE MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE Auqust 1, 1964 to July 31. 1965 Aug. 12, 1964

Excursion on Steamer Admiral-meals, tickets, etc. Wor. Bro. William J. Holdoway in charge. . . . . . . . . . . . $ 277.50


82 Sept. I. 1964 Sept. 27, 1964 Oct. 25, 1964 Nov. 21, 1964 Nov. 20, 1964 Dec. 20, 1964 Dec. 24, 1964

Jan. 31, 1965 Feb. 14, 1965 Feb. Mar. Apr. Apr.

28, 28, 25, 29,

1965 1965 1965 1965

May

I, 1965

May

2, 1965

May May

8, 1965 8, 1965

May June June June July

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

23, 9, 20, 27, 20,

1965 1965 1965 1965 1965

July 31, 1965

Refreshments for Letter Carriers' Band Concert (7-20-64) Religious Services--Purity Lodge No. 658 Religious Services-job's Daughters Religious Services--Knights Templar Commanderies, Nos. 1,8. 16, and 18 Cash Gifts and Cards (Thanksgiving) .. Religious Services--Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 and Bridgeton Chapter No. 266, O.E.S. Christmas Party-Bro. Harlan B. Owens in charge. Cash gifts, presents for children, entertainment, refreshments, Santa Claus. Music by Bro. St. Onge and his orchestra .. Religious Services--Berkeley Lodge No. 667 Birthday Party for Jan.-Feb.-March birthdays of children; gifts, cake and ice cream .... Religious Services--Tuscan Lodge No. 360 Religious Services--DeMol ay Religious Services--Home Administration Staff Donation for bingo prizes for 12 months sponsored by Mrs. Laura McKee of Maplewood Chapter No. 264, O.E.S. Entertainment of Children at Pol ice Circus-Co-sponsored by Harmony Lodge No. 499 Children's excursion to Bloomington, Ill. to witness performance of "Passion Play." Wor. Bro. Wm. J. Holdoway in charge . . . . . . . . . .. . . Cash gifts and cards (Mother's Day) .. Birthday Party for April-May-June birthdays of children; gifts, cake, and ice cream . Religious Services--The Square Club Band Concert-Moolah Temple-Chairs and ref~'eshments Cash gifts and cards (Father's Day) . St. John's Day Service Band Concert-Letter Carriers Band-Chairs and refreshments . . Outing to Bridgeton Fish Fry-Dinner for senior citizens, children, matrons, nurses and drivers. (Transportation furnished free by representatives and Lodge members) .. Printing, Postage and Stationery for Year Total Disbursements for Year

9.35

710.00

787.64

28.60

60.00 50.00

134.58 712.00 43.57 75.80 710.00

66.80

150.00 121.22 $3,937.06

The above list of receipts and expenditures is in balance with the check book and bank statement as of July 31, 1965. GEORGE W. WHITWORTH,

President

Attest: DEWEY

H.

SCHULTE,

Secretary- Treasure1'

GIFTS FROM THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR September 1, 1964 throuqh July 31, 1965 $1,338.80 for 498.00 for 120.30 for 491.12 for 5,934.80 for

Guests of the Home Adult Guests of the Home Camping Children Hospital Equipment

42.00 for Ice Cream 6,395.00 for Drapes & Curtains in Women's Building 620.00 for Reupholstering Furniture in Women's Building


1965

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

17.26 for Jellies 599.41 for Silverware for Adult Guests 5.00 for Snack Bar 100.00 for Walkers in Hospital I Afghan I Box, 4 Bushels and 4 Sacks of Apples 3 Boxes of Books 4 Boxes, 2 Cases and 8 Packages of Candy 98 Pounds of Cookies 1 Bottle of Deodorant 5 Dish Cloths 1 Case of Eggs 36 Volume Set of Encyclopedia 1 Jar of Face Cream 79 Cans and 3 Cartons of Fruits and Jellies 173 Christmas Gifts 55 Miscellaneous Gifts 1 Carton of Miscellaneous Gifts 2 Boxes and 54 Cans of Groceries 44 Handkerchiefs I Head Scarf 71 Hospital Gowns

5 Cases and 256 Jars of Jellies 24 Boxes Kleenex 23 Lap Robes 1 Box of Note Paper 1 Box of Oranges I Gallon of Orange Syrup 68 Pairs of Pillow Cases 2 Pot Holders 2 Boxes and 5 Cans Dusting Powder 1 Package of Powder Puffs 36 Quilts 5 Rag Rugs 4 Dresser Scarfs 38 Sheets 6 Bars of Soap 193 Bath Towels 12 Dish Towels 3 Guest Towels 28 Hand Towels 1 Tooth Brush I Tube of Tooth Paste 8 Toys 247 Wash Cloths I Wheel Chair

M~CELLANEOUS

Apples Candy Mise. Gifts Necklaces

83

ITEMS

Oranges Toys Wallets Barbecue & Picnic


84

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

ADDITIONS TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1964-1965 Gift of Fred W. Agney .... Gift of America Lodge No. 347 Anonymous gift . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Baird Gift of Frank C. Barnhill Estate Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe A. Beck Gift of M. A. Bell Gift of Harry B. Black Estate Arthur W. Butterfield Estate .. Gift of A. J. Cammann Memory of Samuel H. Coffman Gift of Euclid Chapter No. 425 Memory of C. E. "Mike" Evans Memory of June M. Frazier Memory of Elmer Giddens . Gift of Oscar R. Glaessner . . Memory of Mrs. Rose Goldenberg John R. Goodall Trust . Memory of Earl Guy .. ' Memory of Albert S. Hamlin . Memory of Wilson Edgar Hearson Sol Samuel Estate . Memory of Arthur W. Schweicler Gift of Edward Schwidde Estate . Memory of Oliver Scott Memory of Donald G. Simpson Lee Spurgeon Estate Memory of Otto H. Stamm Honor of Arthur Stark Memory of Louis D. Steiner Memory of Wilbur R. Sullens Memory of Mendel Jacobs Susan E. Johnson Estate .... Leon L. Katzenstein Trust .,. Gift of Richard H. Kerr .... Memory of Jack Davis .. , Memory of A. C. Dittlinger Anna C. Knittel Estate . Gift of Joseph Kornfeld . Elizabeth B. Lawson Estate Memory of Max Land Memory of Herman Lewis . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Lick. . . . . . . .. Edward E. Licklider Estate ............. Memory of Mrs. Lesta Lowry Ruby E. Marks Estate .. Memory of Robert Maxey Joseph C. Mikesell Estate .

$

. . .

. .

. . .

. .

.

.

1,000.00 300.00 725.00 100.00 42.50 100.00 10.00 10,000.00 136,144.14 10.00 30.00 100.00 30.00 250.00 40.00 100.00 5.00 500.00 40.00 5.00 5.00 134.99 30.00 28,247.49 25.00 15.00 18,410.86 27.00 10.00 7.50 10.00 10.00 15,153.67 9,265.55 55.00 25.00 25.00 1,000.00 340.00 205.67 10.00 40.00 10.00 5,335.80 5.00 3,603.04 10.00 12.45


]965

85

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ADDITIONS TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1964-1965 Moolah Temple Shrine Circus Arthur R. Neef Estate . Memory of Ivan E. Nelson . . Memory of Noble J. Overby Gift of Oriental Chapter No. 228-75th Anniversary Memory of Erwin C. Otto .. , Gift of Herman F. Payton Estate Gift of Lawrence P. Thesen . Gift of Gervis H. Thurman . Gift of Tuscan Lodge No. 360 .. Charles R. Waterman Estate Walter A. Webb Estate . Gift of Arthur H. Windmoeller .. Memory of Max Wittmann . . John M. Wolff Foundation-75th Anniversary Stella E. Wyrick Estate Memory of Frank O. Years .

750.00 5,364.08 40.00 10.00 8.00 44.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 25.00 300.41 250.00 27,207.88 5.00 20.00' 1,000.00 524.63 20.00 $269,129.66


86

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886路1964 Acacia Chemical Craft gift . Gifts of Members of Acacia Lodge No. 602 Gift in memory of MrS. Elizabeth Acker Gifts of Frank B. Adams Mary A. Adderley Estate Gift of Frank G. Ade .. Jennie Albers Estate .... Gift in memory of Mrs. C. I .. Alaxander Gifts in memory of M. Harvey Alexander William W. Alexander Minnie Allcnder Estate Gifts of Members of America Lodge No. 347 Eric Arnold Anderson Estatc James R. Anderson Estate. Anonymous Gift Bonds from a Friend of the Home, sold for Gifts in memory of Mrs. Theo R. Appel Gifts in memory of Thoo R. Appel Ararat Temple, Kansas City Fund William B. Archer Estate . Gifts of Members of Archie Lodge No. 633 Frank Joseph Arth Estate Eugene D. Ashbrook Estate .... Henry Bachman Estate Karl Backrow Frank C. Barnhill gift William J. Baumann Estate Gift of Beacon Lodge No.3 Gift in memory of Homer Beaty Gift of Monroe A. Beck Memory of Mrs. Rcbecca Beck Memory of Harry August Becker Estate of Maude Turner Bedford Frank Beecher Fund . Gift in memory of Frederick Bender Lillie Ann Benner Estate . Memory of Mrs. L. Nellie Benjamin George F. Bergfeld . Ida A. Bergmann Estate . Gifts in memory of Jerry Bingaman Morris L. Binowitz Estate . Gustave Bischoff Fund . Robert Elliott Black Fund . H. H. Blackledge gift . August F. Bloss Estate . Gifts in memory of Mrs. Nellye Blum .... Gift in memory of Louis G. Boekenheide Blue Silver Lancers, Moo1ah Temple '"

$

36.33 203.00 5.00 550.00 1,000.00 10,000.00 1,000.00 2.00 122.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 280.00 5,545.04 2,103.03 1,000.00 52,218.75 5.00 15.00 500.00 .1),085.00 5.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 25,577.60 100.00 1,000.00 99,027.21 30.00 6.00 200.00 5.00 25.00 5,481.37 1,442.48 214.00 1,675.12 10.00 500.00 29,156.26 25.00 1,000.00 500.00 1,000.00 150.00 11,149.13 280.00 5.00 250.00


1965

87

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1964 Dr. Louis F. Bode Estate A. Bolin Fund ... Gifts in memory of John A. Bonn Frank X. Bouche Estate James W. Boyd Fund .... Estate of Louise M. Bredenkamp John P. Briebel Estate J. H. Brimer gift . Louis J. Brohammer gift Charles A. Brown Estate Harry P. Brown Estate Gift of Thomas L. Brown Ernest Bruneman .. Harry M. Buck Estate Gifts of G. A. Buder .... Oscar Buehl Estate Rudolph Buhman Estate Richard A. Bullock Estate Ernest J. Bunt Estatc Memory of Robert S. Burg Albert Burns Gifts in memory of Mrs. Augusta Burns Iva T. Burns and Lola B. Dickey Memorial Fund Logan Busby Estate Arthur W. Butterfield Estate Memory of Clifford W. Byers Gift of Calvary Commandery No. 28, K. T., Fulton Dr. Solon Cameron gift Gift of A. J. Cammann Angela Campbell Estate Lestcr A. Carter, Jasper Lodgc No. 398 gift R. B. Cessna gift . Mary B. Chandler Estate A. P. Christianson Fund ... Oliver J. Christman Estate Mrs. Virginia Allen Church Estate (Memory Ethelbert Forrester Allen) ... Mary C. Clapp Charles A. Clark Estate Mrs. Elizabeth Clark Estate Memory of William A. Clark . Gifts of Members of Clinton Lodge No. 548 Memory of Harry C. Cochran Sarah B. Coffman Max Philip Cohen Estate Rose Cohen Estate . Gifts in memory of Claude A. Coley Carl C. Collette Estate

300.00 400.00 30.00 1,000.00 500.00 9,817.67 1,000.00 20.00 1,500.00 1,000.00 10,834.90 55.00 100.00 2,500.00 493.99 540.59 53,765.48 10,000.00 500.00 30.00 500.00 10.00 200.00 6,928.80 4,036.42 25.00 11.50 100.00 10.00 131,512.56 1.00 2.00 5,743.10 2,067.91 6,252.58 5,000.00 3,405.09 1,650.88 5,000.00 100.00 2.50 40.00 465.89 100.00 21,787.87 5.00 4,429.15


88

1965

PROCEEDINGS 9F THE

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886路1964 Gifts in memory of Roy Collins . Comstock Estate Comstock Estate (doubtful value) . . Tom Constantine Estate Gift in memory of William T. Coombs Richard J. W. Coopman gift E. G. Corwine gift. . . . June Lee Cotton T. W. Cotton Fund . . E. C. Coulter Estate M. A. Covey Fund . W. C. Craig Estate .. W. C. Craig (Insurance) .... Memory of Lawrence W. Craigmiles Bequest John Crandall Estate Gift of Crane Lodge No. 517 Clarence N. Crites gift .. John B. Croshaw Fund John Cunningham Estate Gift of Fern Darr Estate . J. M. Darrow Estate . J. M. Darrow Fund .. Gift in memory of Val O. Decker and Frances Decker . Gifts in memory of Mrs. Bertha Denniston Mr. and Mrs. William R. Denslow gift . Arthur H. Deppe Estate . Brokett A. Dickson Memory of Harry Diller W. B. Distributors, Inc., gift A. M. Dockery Fund . Gift of Will Docter Adele H. Doellner Estate .... Emma H. H. Doellner Estate Memory of Mrs. Erma Doss . Clara Ethel Downs Memorial Fund William Downs Gift .... William E. Downs Estate Louis Duestrow Estate .. Gift of Dunklin County Scottish Club Gift in memory of Wm. E. Dunscomb, P.G.M. Memory of M. G. East . Rudolph Egger gift Gift in memory of Mrs. Amelia Ehrman . In memory of Alpha Elberfeld . Oscar H. Elbrecht Estate, Cash ..... Oscar H. Elbrecht Estate, Stocks and Bonds Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ellersiek Gift in memory of Maude Ellett .

.

10.00 115,760.97 2,500.00 500.00 50.00 11.08 1.00 250.00 1,000.00 500.00 25.00 2,965.81 85.50 5.00 500.00 25.00 155.00 1,000.00 16,875.25 2,150.57 5,000.00 5,000.00 2,000.00 12.00 100.00 10,000.00 1,000.00 85.00 300.00 1,000.00 600.00 200.00 500.00 25.00 1,000.00 500.00 10,000.00 20,000.00 50.00 429.00 15.00 5.00 300.00 506.00 405.86 2,780.00 500.00 8.00


1965

89

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ENDOWMENT路 FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1964 Gifts of Members of Elvins Lodge No. 599 .. . . Erdhaus Estate, secured and unsecured . . Ludwig Erdle Estate . Gifts of Members of Erwin Lodge No. 121 Gifts of Members of Euclid Lodge No. 505 .... Gift of Past Masters Club, Excelsior Lodge No. 441 Gifts in memory of George Fagan August H. Falkenhainer Estate . . Gifts in memory of Mrs. Ella K. Falkenhainer . Mrs. Kate Fellers Estate Frank Ferguson Estate . Gift of Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Gifts of Members of Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Bequest Mabel Marie Flachmier Estate . A. P. Fletcher Fund Boor Fletcher . Clara S. Fletcher Estate . . Mrs. Lillie F. Fletcher Fund Karl B. Foerster, Sr. Estate . Fort Leonard Wood National Sojourners gift Fred Edward Fortmann Estate . Louis Fox, Jr. Estate . Gifts in memory of Dr. Arno Franke Memory of Edward Dean Frazier A. M. Freund Estate .... Gift in memory of Alexander Friedberg Hattie Fuller Estate Elzie Fulton Estate . . . Gifts in memory of Dr. A. F. Gaertner . Gifts of Members of Gardenville Lodge No. 655 Fred D. Gardner Estate . Julius C. Garrell Fund . Charles Geitner Estate . Minnie K. Geller Estate ......... . . Memory of Theodore C. Gerber .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Fund .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anna L. Gentry Memorial Fund . Gift in memory of M. W. Bro. Wm. R. Gentry . Louis A. Geserch . Robert J. Gilbert Estate ............ . . Adolph Gluck Fund . Samuel A. Gluck . . Gift of Arthur Goldstein . . John R. Goodall Trust . Gift in memory of Arch Goodenough . . . . Gifts in memory of Shaw Goolsly . . . . . . . . . . Frank Gottlieb Estate . Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons Fund

12.00 7,665.32 5,333.18 5.00 235.00 20.00 5.00 1,000.00 6.00 625.00 1,815.87 15.00 67.00 2,500.00 1,000.00 400.00 16,749.61 1,000.00 5,000.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 12.00 4.00 500.00 50.00 917.87 16,310.92 5.00 8.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 250.00 15.00 128,740.03 2,099.13 5.00 200.00 49,777.38 500.00 200.00 250.00 2,000.00 5.00 5.00 100.00 3,000.00


90

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

1965

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1964 Grand Council Royal and Select Masters Fund Minnie B. Grewe Estate .. . . Gift in memory of deceased Members Grandview Chapter No. 365 Bernard Greensfelder gift . Henry C. Grenner Estate, Stocks, Bonds and Cash Gift in memory of Arthur Griffiths ... Manforth Griffith Estate " .. Gifts in memory of Harry Grimspan M. L. Gross gift . Grotto and Shrine Fund " Jacob B. Gunlich Fund .. William A. Hall Fund Gifts in memory of Mrs. Mae T. Hallback Albert Hamlin gift Fred A. Hammel Estate Gifts in memory of Mrs. Katherina Hammermeister Memory of Orville V. Harold James W. Harris Fund Hugh Hartshorn Fund Adam Hartwig Estate Memory of Mrs. Louise H. Haustein Orville A. and Mrs. Maria Haynes Fund Deitrich Hedenkamp Estatc Louis F. Heidorn gift Gifts in memory of Mrs. Dorothy Johnston Hein Pearl M. Heinritz Estate Aubrey B. Henton Estate Edward F. Henri gift Fred Herket Estate Gift in memory of Charles Hermann Adam Herold Estate Ferdinand Herold Fund Wm. H. Hettcl Trust . B. B. Hibbard Estate Memory of Mrs. Chas. Leroy Hickmann, Sr. 1'. W. Higgins Fund . W. B. Hight Estate Nettie Hightower Estate Roland Hill Estate .. .. C. R. Hinerman gift Gift of Hinton Lodge No. 455 H. O. Hirsch Estate .... Mary B. Hockaday Estatc Lena Hoffstetter Estate Memory Temple D. Holdsworth Eva Merl Hoops Estate . Herman William Hoops Estate Gift in memory of Mrs. L. Vcrne Hosic

2,500.00 2,000.00 25.00 50.00 261,502.94 3.50 500.00 10.00 10.00 17,056.95 1,000.00 500.00 12.00 50.00 1,000.00 7.50 40.00 1,665.74 2,327.75 500.00 25.00 1,000.00 400.00 3.00 20.00 II ,234.02 3,726.55 5.00 2,000.00 50.00 211.08 500.00 157,410.43 4,076.60 25.00 5,000.00 18,003.58 5,500.44 1,000.00 50.00 534.94 5,248.76 5,000.00 2,547.89 5.00 5,000.00 16,853.97 100.00


1965

91

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1964 A. M. Hough Fund . Memory Ambrose Lee Houston Otto E. and Mrs. Grant Howard Fund Gift of Charles Huber A. S. Hudson Estate ... Bequest of Josephine W. Hull Memory of Willard Humphrey Henry W. Hunning Estate ... Memory Russel W. Hunt Gift in memory of Frank C. Hunter .... Mary Huthmaker Estate .... Initiation Fund . . Gift of Ironton Chapter No. 349 Wm. B. Ittner, Inc., gift . Gift of Job's Daughters, Bethel No.4 . Robert Jacobi gift . J. C. Jacquith Estate Fund . George William James Estate . Hugh S. Jamison Estate, Stocks and Cash Walter J. Jenkins Estate .. Gifts of Member of Jennings Lodge No. 640 . Memory of Herman Jeter . . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Johnson, Memory of their parent<; Ha:rriet C. Johnson Estate .. . . James H. Johnson Estate . . Gifts in memory of Mary Elizaheth Joyce . Memory of George H. Jury . Elba D. Judge Estate . Memory of Joseph M. Judge William Kairns Estate . Edward F. W. Kaiser Mrs. Pearl Kaiser Annuity .... Bernard J. Kappel Estate Paul Keiser Fund . Albert G. Keller Estate, Bonds and Cash Franklin V. Kemp Estate, Bonds and Cash . . . . . . .. . .... Mrs. Anna Kern Estate Irving Keseling Estate .. William F. Kier Fund Harry J. Keiner Estate .. Henry T. Kilpatrick Fund Myrtle Kipp Estate .... James L. Kirkendall .. Mary E. Knecht Estate .... Knights Temp1ar Fund August C. Koelsch Estate .... Harriet A. Koestering Estate Arthur Emil Koethe Estate

5,000.00 5.00 1,000.00 50.00 942.84 13,017.62 40.00 100.00 15.00 205.00 37,601.33 246,700.00 20.00 300.00 100.00 30.00 19,122.61 1,000.00 33,420.08 100.00 15.00 40.00 100.00 2,000.00 3,162.20 46.00 80.00 1,202.98 350.00 100.00 25,000.00 5,500.00 500.00 2,000.00 3,239.97 46,929.10 6,311.77 52,019.17 10,000.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 5,044.31 13,150.00 250.00 35,114.00 100.00 2,315.45 2,000.00


92

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

J965

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1964 Gift in memory of Allen G. Kohlenberg Charles E. Koken Gift of Joseph Kornfeld Ludwig Kotany . Gifts in memory of Sol. Kreisman Gift of William E. Krennign Gift in memory of Emma Kreiger Joseph Kronacher Estate .,. Edward Kuhn Estate . William F. Kuhn Memorial Fund Wm. Frederick Kuhn Memorial Association, in memory of Dr. William Frederick Kuhn .... Gerard B. Lambert . . . . . . . . .. . . Gift in memory of Clare G. Lamont Jacob Lampert Fund Memory of Esther L Lanfersiek .. Memory of Joseph Arthur Lange G. I. Langerberg Estate Mrs. Barsha A. Langston Estate Jonas Larsson Estate . William Latham, Jr. Estate Gift of Mrs. J. Lauridsen Elizabeth B. Lawson Estate Spotwood A. Ledford Estate fOlora B. Lee Estate George W. Leeak gift Morris and Ella Leftwich Fund Kathryn Lehman . E. H. Lehnbetter Estate Mrs. Rose W. Lenore Estate Ike Levinson Estate . .. Estate of David Levy . Ida Levy Estate . Hermina F. Lewis Estate Mrs. Julia Weber Lewis Estate Berthold Linder Estate .. Gifts in memory of Debra Jean Lindsey . Fred O. Lindsey Estate . Memory of Ernest Y. Line Gifts in memory of Mrs. Ida Loeffel .. Marcus A. Loevey . Frederick A. Logan Fund . . . Stanley R. Losch Estate Gifts of Loyal Chapter No. 511, O.E.S. Robert Lungstras . . Gift of Leo Luis . . . Mrs. Mary Lynch Fund . Agnes McAdoo Estate, Bonds and Cash

5.00 300.00 120.00 200.00 27.00 60.00 5.50 431.05 1,000.00 1,000.00 787.71 7.40 10.00 30,000.00 75.00 100.00 250.00 12,333.26 1,000.00 1,000.00 300.00 124,133.42 14,241.89 10,000.00 500.00 1,800.00 2,697.96 1,000.00 500.00 500.00 2,500.77 4,396.68 1,000.00 5,000.00 200.00 35.00 6,121.38 40.00 35.00 70.00 500.00 5,547.73 300.00 286.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,578.00


1965

93

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1964 Fannie A. McCarty Estate Roy McClanhan gift Gifts in memory of Mrs. Mable McCully Memory Walter George McDonald . Memory of Girard K. McGuire . Joseph S. Mcintyre Estate . Robert Lewis Macy . Max Manne Estate . . George T. Mannion Estate Gifts of Members of Mansfield Lodge No. 543 George H. L. Marquand Estate Glen Marquis .. Annie Martin Fund Paralle Masengale Fund Masonic Home Certificate Fund . John T. Mathis Estate . George Mavrematis gift .. Edward H. Meier I'und . Isador Mendle, Legacy . Herman Mesendick Estate . Edward Meyer Gifts in memory of Frederick Meyer William Meyer Estate . Gifts in memory of Ralph Millard Edward C. Miller Estate . Gift in memory of Edward W. Miller Ernest W. Miller Estate . Gift in memory of Haynes N. Miller Minnie Miller Estate . George B. Mills Estate, Stocks and Bonds . Grace D. Mills Estate . William Modra Estate . Fred Mollenauaer . Harvey C. Montgomery Estate . Alva Moog Estate . . James P. Moore gift .. , Gift of Jesse B. Morrell Thomas H. Morrissey Estate . Etta Mueller Estate . Fred Mueller Estate . Theodore Mueller Estate Gift in memory of Mrs. Frank J. Muensch Gifts in memory of Mrs. Olaf Murray .. Russell G. Murray gift . Virgil L. Muskopf Estate . Myrtle Lodge No. 338 . Maggie Nicholson Fund Mrs. Anna Nipper Estate ....

. .

.

2,807.58 10.00 30.00 10.00 5.00 1,000.00 15.00 1,000.00 9,160.44 5.00 1,000.00 1,105.14 259.98 806.60 1,117.60 4,858.52 100.00 500.00 1,000.00 165.00 500.00 10.00 500.00 15.00 250.00 5.00 34,787.53 15.00 15,796.64 11,600.00 67,150.48 6,362.19 155.00 1,000.00 100.00 5.00 600.00 912.14 6,266.89 100.00 5,000.00 500.00 15.00 10.00 400.00 310.95 550.36 84,726.34


94

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886路1964 Oscar T. Nitzschmann Estate Gift of James C. Nix . James Ward Nixon Memorial , August Anthony Nolte Estate Julia C. Norton Fund Memory of Richard Clark O'Brien Gifts of Members of Occidental Lodge No. 163 . Louis J. Ohler gift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gifts of Members of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 . John Oliver Fund . Gift of Oriental Chapter No. 78, R.A.M. . . Gifts in memory of Joseph A. Osborn . Irving Levosier Page Estate . Abraham Palan Fund . . William Pamprin Fund . Gift in memory of Bruce Parker Della P. Pauley Estate . . . . . . . . . . . George C. Paulus gift Mrs. Henrietta Pearse Estate E. H. Penton gift . Gift of A. G. Penzel .. . Morgena Peterson Fund Pevely Dairy Company gift Sam Pian Gifts of Members of Albert Pike Lodge No. 219 William M. Pinger Estate . Gift of Henry W. Polst Gift of Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 . Florence Wortman Porter Estate . William H. Potter Estate Fund Helen Primavesi Estate . Gift of Roy L. Pringle . T. W. Pritchett :Fund . . Ida V. Pugh Estate . Gift in memory of Arthur Henry PuIs . Gifts of members of Pyramid Lodge No. 180 . Gifts of Past Masters of Pyramid Lodge No. 180 Gift of Pyramid Lodge No. 180 . Olga C. Quade Estate . Gift in memory of Frederick Quellmalz . Albert Rabenneck Estate William A. Raming Estate Gift in memory of Chris Rapp . A. H. Raven Estate Memory of Hugo L. Raven Memory of Romanus C. Roose . Gift in honor of Dr. Harold L. Reader John Rehrs Estate

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43,994.40 15.00 1,000.00 25.00 1,000.00 10.00 50.00 3.00 10.00 371.36 100.00 3.00 25.00 584.70 1,000.00 10.00 500.00 2,000.00 9,783.05 10.00 100.00 500.00 100.00 100.00 13.00 555.20 66.50 5.00 13,753.08 13,305.50 29,152.50 5.00 1,000.00 100.00 10.00 56.00 50.00 50.00 4,780.63 10.00 3,247.07 1,000.00 5.00 250.00 250.00 15.00 155.00 250.00


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1964 Charles Reilly . Caroline J. Rein Estate .. , . Helen M. Reynolds Estate Thomas H. Reynolds gift Julius F. Rheinweiler Estate . Memory of George Wilson Rhea Agnes Rice Estate " J. Walter Ridge Estate Samuel Rife Estate Gift of Leola P. Robertson in memory of George W. Peters E. C. Robertson Gifts in memory of Mrs. Adolph Roeper Edna Ceora Rogers Estate Gift of member of Rolla Lodge No. 213 Abraham Romansky gift Abraham Romansky Estate Gifts in memory of Truman Rose William Rothmeyer Estate Gift of Harry G. Rothweiler . Gertrude French Rouse Estate Johanna Rudnay Estate Rosa Ruhland Estate . Richard O. and Margaret A. Rumer gift Gifts in memory of Harry B. Runyan William Russell Estate, Bonds and other securities William Russell Estate, Cash Memory of John A. Ruth . Sol. Samuel Estate Estelle H. Saum Estate .. Robert C. Saunders Estate Oscar Sborowitz Estate Charles W. Schafer, memory of Wm. E. Dunscomb, P.G.M Edgar P. Schaefer Estate Charles W. Schafer, memory James Dunnica Helena Emma Schenkmeyer Estate . Reinhold Schenkmeyer Estate W. J. Scherek . Gifts in memory of Carl Schlapp, Sr. Oscar Schleicher Estate . Nathan Schloss Fund . Oscar Schmelig gift . Louis Schmidt Estate Charlotte Schneider Estate Frank L. Schofield . Lillie Scott Estate . Emma Schumacher Estate Charles H. Schureman Estate Arthur C. Schuster gift ...

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100.00 14,534.76 18,209.41 5,000.00 7,233.20 5.00 51,096.35 2,431.38 7,548.50 25.00 2,500.00 15.00 6,600.00 5.00 250.00 500.00 15.00 50.00 10.00 250.00 10,228.59 49,926.84 500.00 15.00 4,392.00 1,901.39 10.00 100.00 91,444.27 1,115.74 50.00 429.00 601.60 462.00 4,380.35 500.00 46.00 15.00 5,593.67 932.83 20.00 500.00 1l,760.09 1,000.00 9,257.03 17.75 365.67 100.00


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1964

I:

B. S. Schwartz Barbara Seaman Bequest Gift of Herbert I. Sears ... Fred Segelke Estate :Fritz William Selleck Estate .. Gift of Senath Lodge No. 513 Louise S. Shafer Estate .... Memory of Mrs. Lottie Shaner Robert F. Shepherd Estate . John T. Short Fund . L. M. Shrum gift . Georgia Helen Siddons Estate Henry Siegfried . â&#x201A;ŹIara Siegel Estate . Gifts in memory of Bernice Silber Sam Silverman gift . . Gifts in honor of Julian Simon Gifts in memory of Mrs. Sallie Simon Gift in memory of Dr. John L. Sims Richard Sinclair . . Mrs. Rose M. Sizemore Estate, Bonds and Cash Gift in memory of Joseph SkI ower Charles V. B. Slade. . . . . . . .............. R. Jaspar Smith gift . W. S. Smith Fund . Memory of Al bert Snead . . . . . Dove S. Smythe Estate George E. Southwick Estate Helen I. Soutter Estate Charlotte Spathelf Estate Charles Spraul Estate Edward W. Spreen Estate Gift in memory of Charles Statler Thomas Stayton Estate . Virginia Stein Estate . Gifts in memory of Mrs. Kathleen M. Stewart Gifts in memory of Otto C. Steinbrecher Robert F. Stevenson R. F. Stevenson Estate Frank C. Stoltzenburg Estate Gifts in memory of F. L. Stoppelmann George F. Stowell gift . Memory of Peter Wade Streeter Philip Stremmel, Jr. . Memory of Lester F. Strobach . Virginia Stroud Estate . F. W. Struchen Estate. . . . . . . Gift of St. Graal Commandery No. 12, K.T., Columbia

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692.83 100.00 25.00 214.47 1,040.05 10.00 38,580.68 25.00 3,500.00 200.00 10.00 2,228.66 1,000.00 17,971.36 22.50 8.00 74.00 130.00 10.00 200.00 2,295.62 3.00 9,548.75 40.00 11,730.00 40.00 1,000.00 107,603.25 500.00 500.00 300.00 185.52 10.00 2,683.54 184,715.35 25.00 3.00 14,992.13 10.00 14,057.84 13.00 5.00 15.00 137.40 10.00 1,000.00 400.00 10.00


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1964 St. Joseph Chapter No. 198, O.E.S. Gifts of Members of St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Gift in memory of Ralph Sud bolt Memory of Thomas Staggs Memory of Evalyn Steele . Stupp Brothers Foundation Gifts in memory of Mrs. Frank Stumm . Memory of John T. Sturm, Sr. . . Harry F. Sutherland gift . . Gifts of members of Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Gift in memory of Charles A. Tacke Hayes A. Talkington Estate . W. L. Tamme Fund . Gifts of Members of Temple Lodge No. 299 . Memory of H. J. A. Thesen ... . . Gift of Mrs. Katherine Thomas, Queen City Chapter No. 226, O.E.S., in honor of Ray Bond, P.G.M. .. Herbert S. Thorington Estate ... . . Gifts in memory of Mrs. Myrtle Tiffin Irvin R. Timlin Estate . Gifts in memory of Cecil A. Tolin ..... Gift of Triangle Lodge No. 638 Josie H. Trowell Estate . Mrs. Earl C. Tuggle gift Gift in memory of T. T. Turley and H. I. Turley Edna Frances Van Nort Estate .. Gifts in memory of Karl M. Vetsburg Gift of Marie L. Vezeau Gifts in memory of Harry Vieten James Vinyard Estate Oliver C. Vogel Estate . Otto August Vogelsang Estate Memory of Vernon A. Vrooman Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wagner Sol E. Waggoner Estate . Gift in memory of Dillman F. E. Wagner George M. Wagner Estate Memory of Pearl Waite Jacob C. C. Waldeck Estate . W. A. Walker gift. . . . Nicholas R. Wall Fund Kate Walter Estate . Gift of 1949 Wardens and Masters Club of S1. Louis and St. Louis County . . Paul H. Warmann Estate War Relief Loyal Service Fund Charles A. Wasserburger Estate Charles R. Waterman Estate

450.00 10.00 30.00 30.00 5.00 100.00 15.00 15.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 21,798.66 550.00 2.25 10.00 100.00 2,460.57 53.00 500.00 50.00 20.00 14,062.66 25.00 100.00 1,000.00 55.00 1,000.00 2.00 933.24 2,431.93 24,845.62 40.00 15.00 1,000.00 20.00 2,000.00 20.00 500.00 50.00 500.00 5,076.08 100.00 3,184.55 7,107.50 1,000.00 84,336.16


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886路1964 Frances M. Waters Estate Julius G. Wattenberg Estate . . . . . . . .. . . F. W. Weinheimer Estate, Bonds, Stocks and Cash J. E. Weisenborn gift . . Gifts in memory of John Weiss, Jr. Memory of Harry Leroy Weldon '" . Wellston Lodge No. 613 . . Gifts of Members of Wellston Lodge No. 613 .. , Gift of Wentzville Chapter No. 37 Alphonzo Whipple. " ... William J. Whiprecht EstaLe . Memory of Paul E. Whitesall . Elbridge E. Widener Estate . Paul Wielandy Estate . Mrs. Luella M. Willette Estate Francis Emmet Williams Estate . . D. M. Wilson Arthur H. Windmoeller gift Gifts in memory of Bernice Winkeler Gift of Robert Winkelmaier, in memory of Bertha Winkelm:aier Emma Winkler Estate Louis H. Winkler Estate ..... Mayme K. Withall Estate O. E. Withers Estate ... John A. Witthaus gift Max Bruno Wolf Estate George H. Woltjen Estate Gifts in memory of W. G. Wood Mrs. Willie A. Woods Fund ... John M. Woodson Estate Mrs. E. Wurz Minnie H. Wylie Estate Albert Morris Yampolsky Memory of Robert L. Yeager Gift in memory of Amos Yeats Nan J. Yeats . Mrs. N. J. Yeats for Jennings Lodge No. 640 gift Memory of John Charles Yost . Louisa You Fund. . . . . . . . . Mrs. Lulu Cammann Zamzow Estate Nicola Zimmer Memorial Fund ....

70.52 1,701.63 83,825.77 25.00 26.00 5.00 100.00 5.00 10.00 100.00 5.00 15.00 6,641.29 200.00 1,299.12 500.00 528.00 40.00 70.00 150.00 538.05 1,377.58 103,996.49 16,582.42 40.00 5,628.95 1,000.00 10.00 3,000.00 5,467.91 500.00 8,884.87 100.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 15.00 153.53 500.00 10,604.86

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ADDmONS TO THE BUILDING FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1964-1965 Memory of Mrs. Hannah Rose Alexander ... $ Gift of Advisory Board, O.ÂŁ.S. .. Memory of Walter R. Alberts Memory of Mrs. Wm. Guthrie Alexander Memory of Albert H. Arndt Anonymous gift , .. , . Joseph Ashcroft Estate Gift of Delno M. Baker Memory of Mrs. Vernon Baker Memory of Mrs. Adele Ballman Gift of Carl Barton Memory of Lillian Batavia Gift of Berkeley Lodge No. 667 Memory of Nathan C. Berger Gift of Mrs. Marie Bernstein Memory of Otto F. Birk Memory of Mrs. Delia Birnbreier Memory of E. Julius Boehmer Memory of Ernest Boffinger Gift of Ellis P. Bond .. ,. Gift of Miss Ola Bragg .... Gift of Miss Cecile Boyles .. Memory of David Branconier Memory of William S. Brockman Gift of Max E. Bretschneider Gift of F. P. Brown Memory of Richard Brueggemann Gift of Albert F. Brueshaber Memory of Albert Brunner Gift of John Brunninga .. , . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Burgess Memory of W. H. Burk Gift of F. L. Byam, Jr. , .. Gift of A. J. Cammann . Gift of Craftman's Club of Transit Employees, Kansas City .. Gift of R. W. Bro. James L. Clark, . Memory of Clarence Crites ., . Gift of Hugh DePayens Commandery No.4, K.T. Memory of Ray DeVinney Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Davies Memory of Dr. A. H. Diehr . Gift of William T. Diesing, Jr . Memory of Mrs. Irene Doerr . Memory of Ivan W. Dum . Memory of Robert E. Dunn . Gift of East Lynn Chapter No. 487 Gift of Barney Ehrenreich Memory of Robert B. Elder

15.00 5,500.00 2.50 20.00 5.00 15.00 1,000.00 10.00 30,00 10.00 15.00 10.00 25.00 5.00 3.75 99.50 5.00 100,00 5.00 5.00 10.00 85.32 5.00 5.00 25.00 100.00 10.00 50.00 30.00 19.00 10.00 7.50 20.00 10.00 20.00 20.00 41.00 25.00 5.00 25.00 5.00 25.00 34.00 20.00 25.00 5.00 50.00 10.00


100

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ADDITIONS TO THE BUILDING FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1964-1965 Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Zaharoula Eliopules Memory of Mrs. Josephine Esica Memory of Frank J. Feichtinger Memory of Harry Fisher Memory of Mrs. Mary Fischer Gift of Kenneth H. Forbis . Gift of Henry W. Fox Memory of Mrs. Anna French .. Memory of Michael Gallup . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gasper Memory of Carlyle R. Gebert .. Memory of Frank Gilbert .. . Gift of Family of Robert Lee Greenwood Memory of Harold H. Groves Memory of Samuel Goldstein . Memory of Mrs. Lorena Ellis Guhman Memory of Mrs. Hazel hene Gum ..... Memory of Jacob D. Haupt Gift of Richard T. Haynes Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Heard Memory of Charles A. Hofer Memory of Henry Holdenreid Memory of Mrs. John Hoppe .. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Hortter Memory of Julian R. Hulett, Sr. Memory of Mrs. Theo C. Hunicke Gift of Col. William F. Jackson Memory of Mendal Jacobs Gift of John Jaeckel . Gift of Lynn E. Jenson. . . . Gift of Cecil H. Jones . Memory of William Kaltwasser Memory of Ray Kassman Memory of Mrs. Emma Katzenstein Memory of Mrs. Penelope Kekeris Gift of Joseph Kornfeld ..... Gift of KMOX-TV ... Memory of Oliver Kraehe Gift of Hubert L. Kreighbaum Gift of John Geo. Kutzger . Memory of Mrs. Emma Kupferle Memory of Esther L. Lanfersieck .. Gift of Laredo Lodge No. 253 Memory of John F. Link . Memory of Charles McDonald Memory of Arch McEwen . Gift of A. H. McGinness Gift of Bro. Joseph O. McKinstry

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10.00 30.00 30.00 3.00 10.00 8.00 50.00 5.00 5.00 100.00 100.00 5.00 25.00 5.00 1,047.00 100.00 10.00 15.00 5.00 50.00 42.00 15.00 25.00 20.00 5.00 14.00 6.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 50.00 10.00 5.00 40.00 337.50 50.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 1,000.00 5.00 5.00 20.00 25.00 100.00 74.00


1965

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ADDITIONS TO THE BUILDING FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1964-1965 Gift of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 Memory of Charles Mahler Gift of Marlem Chapter No. 406 Memory of Mrs. Mary Martin . Memory of Mrs. Hazel Millard . Gift of Mitchell Chapter No. 14, R.A.M. Gift of George F. Morrison Gift of George Nelson. . . . . . . Gift of Donald A. Nevin Memory of Peter Nicholas Memory of Morris T. Nickrel Gift of Mrs. Estelle Palmer . Memory of Ross Pennanen Gift of Pilot Knob Chapter No. 540 Gift of Pleasant Lodge No. 160 Memory of Harry W. Pleitsch Gift of Albert C. Powell .. Mattie A. Powell Estate .. Memory of Ray D. Prinster Gift of Progress Lodge No. 657 Memory of Earl Rakestraw Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Reed Gift of Theodore J. Reiff ... Memory of James Rickert Gift of Milton A. Roennigke .. Gift of Rose Hill Chapter No. 120 Memory of Theodore Rowe .... Gift of St. John's Lodge No. 28 .. Gift of St. Joseph Council No.9, R.A.M. Memory of Mrs. May Schlapprizzi Memory of James R. Schoonover Mcmory of Donald R. Schulz, Jr. Memory of Michacl Schwartz Mcmory of James H. Seifcrt Memory of Mrs. Frances Skaggs Gift of H. G. Schmidt . Memory of Edgar E. Smith . Memory of Mrs. Sophie Snowden .. Memory of Elmer C. Smith Gift of Mitchell L. Smith Memory of Louis Steiner Memory of Sterling Swor Gift of Southwest Lodge No. 466 Memory of Harry K. Taylor ... Gift of Lconard A. Thompson Gift of Arthur F. Twellman Gift of Twilight Lodge No. 114 Memory of L. O. Ulbricht

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5.00 5.00 5.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 50.00 6.75 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 15.00 5,000.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 1.50 15.00 50.00 25.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 85.00 5.00 12.00 10.00 20.00 15.00 44.00 15.00 15.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 20.00 25.00 25.00 9.00 51.00


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ADDITIONS TO THE BUILDING FUND MASONIC HOME路 OF MISSOURI 1964-1965 Gift of Edward Van Note. Gift of Chester L. Venard Gift of Arthur E. Wagner Gift of Waverly Lodge No. 61 Memory of Harold C. Wedig. . . . . . Gift of Jess Weir, Jr.... Memory of Mrs. Pearl West Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Winterberger Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Wilkinson Gift of William Willman .... Memory of Mrs. Annabell Wilner Gift of A. Hartley Wilson Gift of Mr. J. G. Wilson Memory of Mrs. Winnie Wilson Memory of Mrs. Ardelle Wirth .... Memory of Julius R. Witte Memory of Max Wittman Memory of Vernon Woods Gift of Earnest J. Young ...

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.75 5.00 20.00 10.00 10.00 6.00 10.00 5.00 50.00 2.00 60.50 20.00 15.00 10.00 10.00 8.00 92.50 5.00 20.00 $17,238.07


1965

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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING f1JND 1959-1964 Gift of Seth P. Aber Memory of Conrad Acker Gift of F. B. Adams . Memory of F. B. Adams Gift of Algabil Chapter No. 409 ... Anonymous Member Algabil Lodge No. 544 Memory of Waller R. Alberts . . Memory of Karl W. Aldrich . Ladies Auxiliary of Alhambra Grotto Memory of H. R. Allen . Memory of Lena Alexander Gift of William Allen Gift of Missouri Grand Court, Order of the Amaranth Gift of America Lodge No. 347 . Memory of Thomas A. Aitkenhead . Memory of John Anderlan . Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Anderson . Anonymous gift Memory of Walter Apperson . Gift of a Member of Apollo Lodge No. 529 Gift of Apollo Lodge No. 529 Bequest of Joseph Ashcroft . Gift of Sol Astrachan . Memory of August W. Axthelm Memory of C. O. Babcock . Gift of Delno M. Baker . Memory of Mrs. Maud E. Baker Memory of Mamie Bamberger . Memory of Julia E. Banta Gift of Barbee Chapter No. 31 Memory of Hugh Barden Gift in honor of Mr. a'nd Mrs. Lee Barger's 50th Anniversary Gift of F. C. Barnhill Memory of Mrs. Ivy May Barnes Gift of Charles D. Baughman . Memory of Edward H. Baune . Gift in memory of Harry M. Beach . Memory of Fred H. Beck (Plaque) . Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Benjamin . Gift of Kimble Bennett . Memory of Alice Berger ......... . Gift in memory of Ben O. Berger and Verdin A. Berger Gift of Mrs. Marie Bernstein . Gift in memory of Charles M. Berry Memory of George Bierman . . Memory of Mrs. Lillian Bierman . Memory of M. W. Bro. Byrne E. Bigger . Gift in memory of Charles G. Bird . Gift in memory of Mrs. Harold Blankenmeister .

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10.00 1.00 150.00 40.00 10.00 10.00 7.50 120.00 10.00 15.00 6.50 168.00 3,500.00 1,275.00 19.00 43.00 20.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 15.00 1,250.00 77.74 25.00 2.00 16.00 10.00 7.50 10.00 1,000.00 104.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 2.00 35.00 3.00 1,000.00 12.00 254.00 10.00 1,000.00 10.00 3.00 55.00 25.00 77.00 40.00 7.50


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1964 Memory of Fred H. Blomeyer . Memory of Ernest Blum Gift of Carl Blumenberg . Memory of Arno Bollinger . Memory of Silas Boswell . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Boeger Gift of Oscar W. Boehmer . Gift of E. P. Bond . . Gift of Frank A. Brandt .. . . . Memory of Lewis Brand t .. . . Memory of Emil Braun . Gift of Max Bretschneider . . Gift in memory of Herhert Brewington's father . Estate of Fred E. Briner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gift in memory of Virgil W. Brink's mother Memory of John A. Brooks. . . . ........... . . Memorial to Ernest A. Brown . Gift of F. P. Brown. . . . . . . . .. . . Gift of Lester J. Brown . Memory of Ted Brownlow . Gift of Albert F. Brueshaber . . Memory of Edwin Bruner . Gift of J. H. Bruninga . Gift of R. E. Bungarner . . . . . .. . . Estate of Linford V. Burns . . Gifts of Walter P. Burton and Alva E. Reily . Gift of F. L. Byam, Jr. .. . . Gift of A. J. Cammann . Cartersville Chapter No. 11 . Gift in memory of Jesse D. Cannon . Memory of Raymond F. Chamberlain . Gift of William Chapman . Memory of Byrl Carey . Memory of Mrs. Edgar M. Carson " . Memory of Dr. Joseph Carney Gift of James W. Chilton Class, Scottish Rite Gift of Guy M. Clark . . Gift in memory of Mrs. Robert D. Clark . Memory of Harry C. Cochran . Memory of Charles C. Cobb . Memory of Mrs. Harriet G. Collier . Memory of Donald Conley . . Gift of Clifford P. Conkin . . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer F. Conner . Memory of James M. Coughlin . Memory of Thomas B. Court . Gift of Elton Coulter . Gift of Craftsman' Club of Transit Employees, Kansas City .

10.00 5.00 20.00 50.00 5.00 150.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 15.00 75.00 5.00 8,775.32 6.50 3.00 10.00 200.00 1.50 5.00 125.00 5.00 38.00 5.00 13,407.63 8.00 25.00 10.00 2.00 25.50 10.00 30.00 5.00 20.00 35.50 1,009.00 3.00 10.00 59.00 10.00 35.00 10.00 45.00 150.00 3.00 7.00 15.00 136.78


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME路BUILDING FUND 1959路1964 Memory of Harry Crall . Memory of Eugene J. Creissen Memory of Fred Creviston Memory Rose Cronheim .... Memory of John Davies . Memory of Charles Curtis Memory Clara E. Dahnert Memory of Howard C. Davis Gift of J. W. Davis ... Gift of Thomas J. Davis, Jr. Gift of William A. Deardeuff ... Memory of Mrs. Emma Dehne Gift of Dr. Frank Demko . Memory of Dr. Frank Demko . Gift of Dr. Wm. Demko Memory of Richard :F. Demme Memory of Maleta Denny Gift in memory of Ray V. Denslow Gift of Mrs. S. W. Dewar Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Diller Gifts in memory of Melvin C. Dingler's mother Memory of August H. Doelling Memory of Edward Doran Memory of Richard P. Dorris Gift of Dow Metal Products Company Memory of Alfred B. Droege . Memory of V. H. Duff . . Gift in memory of Thomas H. Duncan . Gifts in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dupshe . Gift in memory of Mrs. Goldie Durrer Gifts of B. A. Ehrenreich Gift of Eleanor Conclave No.2, Order of True Kindred Gift in honor of Mrs. Emma Eickhoff's birthday .. Gift in memory of Emma Eickhoff . Memory of Edw. F. Eisenbach Memory of Mrs. Floy Ellis Memory of Mrs. Clarice Erk Gift of Evergreen Lodge No. 27 . Memory of Mrs. Minnie Fath Gift of Fellowship Club of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 Gift in memory of Wm. M. Fenwick. . Memory of Reynold Ferguson . Gift of Arthur H. Fertig . . . . . . . . .. . Gift of Fortieth District Association . Gift of 50th Masonic District Association Memory of John Fish Memory of C. E. Fisher . Gifts in memory of Herbert W. Fisher Memory of Four Deceased Friends

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100.00 5.00 '25.00 7.50 20.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 25.00 30.00 3.00 6.00 10.00 123.00 50.00 50.00 5.00 30.00 5.00 1,000.00 20.00 15.00 20.00 10.00 25.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 1,450.00 83.00 50.00 125.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 100.00 321.87 5.00 30.00 66.54 27.05 5.00 35.00 102.50 10.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1964 Memory of Mrs. George W. Flynn . Gift of 49th District Association . Gift of Henry W. Fox . Gift of Tony Frank . . Memory of Ellwood H. Fraudee, Sr. . Memory of Mrs. Celia V. Frazier . Memory of Otto Frerichs . . Gift of Harry Freshwater . Gift in memory of Mrs. Glenn Frutiger . Bequest of Adolph Fuchs . Memory of Nettie Gelzheuser . Bequest of C. Lew Gallant Estate . Memory of Mrs. Hattie Garrell . Gift of Gardenville Chapter No. 513 . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gasper . Memory of Carl Gatheman . Memory of Riley W. Geary . Gift of Ben C. Gieseke . Gift in memory of Mrs. Sophie Giesemann . Estate of Max A. Giffey . Gift in memory of Charles B. Gockley . Gift of Jimmie Godwin . Gift in memory of Mrs. Clarence Goessling . . Gift in memory of Sam L. Goldenberg . Gift of Samuel D. Goldstein .. : . Gift of John R. Goodall Trust . Gift in memory of Mrs. Catherine Gore . . Memory of Dr. H. M. Graefe Gift in memory of Mrs. Susie Graham . Bequest of Walter J. Graham . Memory of Ham Grigg . Memory of Mrs. Frank Hall . Gift of Wm. M. Hammond . . Memory of Mrs. Augusta Hampe . Bequest of Philip C. Hankammer . Gift of Waldemar Hanpeter . Gift of Lloyd E. Hare . Gift of Edwin W. Harmon . Memory of Mrs. Minnie Harner ;. Gift of Harmony Temple Chapter No. 499 . Gift in memory of Mrs. Jeanette Hart . Gift in memory of Mrs. Katherine Hartig . Gift in memory of Mrs. Bertha R. Hartmann . Gift in memory of Mrs. Louise Haustein . Gift of John M. Hawkins . Memory of Charles Heaton, Sr. . . Memory of John Heichelbech .....................â&#x20AC;˘........... Gift of Walter Heinecke . Memory of Harvey F. Heitland : .

50.00 10.00 50.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 8.00 10.00 500.00 45.00 100.00 5.00 10.00 100.00 10.00 10.00 50.00 7.00 1,000.00 7.00 20.00 10.00 2.50 1,000.00 1,000.00 10.00 5.00 7.50 746.06 35.00 20.00 5.50 101.50 200.00 15.00 20.00 50.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 15.00 5.00 5.00 6.00 100.00 63.50


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING roND 1959-1964 Memory of Mrs. Irma Hermann Memory of George Hennansdorfer Bequest of W. Lee Herndon Gift of Hesperia Chapter No. 172 Memory of Otto Heusemann Memory of Nelson Heuser Gift in memory of Mrs. Victor Heyl Memory of Mrs. Rowena Hickman Gift of Wm. C. Hilmer Memorial Class of Scottish Rite Gift in memory of Morton J. Hirsch, Sr Memory of Pauline Hoard Gift in memory of Mrs. Charles A. Hofer Gift of Irene Hofmeister Memory of Roy A. Hoglund Gift of Ernest L. Holder Gift in memory of Mrs. Hollenbeck Gift of Eugene C. Holt . Memory of Cebert Huddleston . Memory of J. R. Hulett, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memory of Robert J. Hundhausen Memory of Mrs. Minnie Hunt . Memory of C. A. Hutchinson Memory of Mrs. Ola Hunt Memory of Miss Fay Imboden Gift of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Gift of Col. Wm. F. Jackson Memory of William Jackson Gift of John Jackson Memory of Emerson O. Jacobs Memory of Gerald Jaeger Memory of Richard Jelfs . Memory of Mrs. Frances Pearl Jennings Gift of Jennings Chapter No. 497 Gift of Job's Daughters, Bethel No. 26 Gift of Job's Daughters, Bethel No. 56 Gift of Jerico Springs Chapter No. 456 . Gift of Henry Johnson . Memory of Robert Johnson . Gift of Cecil J. Jones Memory of Oscar Jost Memory of Frederick A. Judell Gift of F. A. Kaiser Memory of Albert Kaltwasser Gift of Kansas City Commandery No. 10, K.T Memory of Leon L. Katzenstein Memory of Dorothy Keithly Memory of August J. Kempf Bequest of Charles R. ~etchum Estate Memory of William K.ern

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5.00 5.00 500.00 150.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 1,000.00 100.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 60.00 18.00 20.00 5.00 6.50 10.00 15.00 5.00 50.00 27.00 10.00 5.00 20.00 5.00 5.00 77.50 10.00 5.00 21.41 5.00 12.00 22.50 85.00 5.00 15.00 100.00 10.00 50.00 10.00 30.00 10.00 513.20 159.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1964 . . Memory of Leonard A. Kelley . Memory of Otto H. Kelting . Gift of Edwin Kettlesen . Gift of Keystone Conclave No. 25, Order of True Kindred Memory of Andrew H. Kiskaddon . Memory of Claude Kitson . Memory of Edgar Kittle . Memory of Fred Kling . Memory of Henry J. Klunk Memory of Anna F. Knickmeyer Memory of George J. Knopf Gifts in memory of Albert Koby Memory of Frederick Wm. Koch Memory of Arthur Koehler .. Memory of Ruben Koelkebeck .. Memory of Caroline H. Koerner Gift in memory of Nettie Kohler In Honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of the Joseph Kohn's Estate of William T. Koken ... Memory of Mrs. Fontoni Kollias Estate of Elnora Kollmeyer Gift of Krey Packing Company . Gift of Viola Krug Memory of Viola Krug . Gift in memory of Mrs. Laura Kuebrich . Memory of Sylvester Kuhn . Memory of Mrs. Emma Kupferle . Memory of Casper Le I'ort Memory of Emil Labitske Memory of John Hart LaRowe Memory of George Latal Memory of Mrs. Alta Lauman Gift of Charles H. Law Memory of Otto F. Lerner . Memory of Donnazetta Lelie Gift of LeRay Club, 33rd & 57th Districts Gift of Frank A. Lewis Gift of Helen Ann Lewis Memory of Mrs. Hermine Lewis Gift of Ralph C. Libean Gift of Liberty P.M. & P.P. Club Gift of Ralph C. LiBeau Memory of John Lindle Memory of Ida M. Linn Gift of John A. Logan Gift of Evert Love . . Memory of Henry H. Luebbert . Memory of Clayton R. Lupton : . Memory of Mrs. Vance Lutes .

10.00 5.00 50.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 8.00 42.00 15.00 265.00 151.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 211.39 2.50 1,000.00 1,000.00 7.00 2.00 5.00 10.00 45.00 15.00 8.00 2.00 5.00 10.00 3.00 20.00 10.00 1,000.00 50.00 46.42 10.00 15.00 12.00 15.00 10.00 15.00 3.00 25.00 5.00 1,00Q.00 25.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1964 Memory of Mrs. Florence Lynes ... Memory of Dr. William Lynes Memory of Ralph Malter . Gift of Robert H. Mann .. Memory of Linda Marr . Memory of George M. Marsalek Gift of Phil Martini . Gift of Stella Martin . Memory of W. W. Martin . Memory of Eugene Martini .. Memory of Pauline Maschmeyer Gift in memory of Mrs. R. G. Maxwell Memory of Myra Mae Merk Memory of Elmer McAninch Memory of Charles McBride Gift of A. H. McGinness ... Memory of A. H. McGinness Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James McHale Memory of James W. McKee Memory of Lillian McReynolds Memory of Mrs. Sophia Michel . Memory of William Mierke Gift of C. W. Miller . Bequest of Albert P. Mitchell . Gift of M. C. Mitchell . Gift of W. W. Mock . Gift of Morehouse Lodge No. 603 .. Gift of Rob Morris Chapter No. 328 Gift in memory of Mrs. E. E. Morison Memory of Vinson V. Morris Gift of George F. Morrison Gift of Sam F. Morrow Gift of Glen E. Morley Memory of Walter R. Mosley Gift in memory of Mrs. Nellie C. Mount Gift of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 Memory of Carl J. Muench Memory of Edward P. Mulcahy .. Gift of Brother Musgrove Memory of John Neichelbech Gift of John Ness . Gift of Nickalos Newman Memory of Mrs. Walter A. Nies Gift of James Nix Memory of Edward Nolte Gift of North Gate Court No.6, Order of Amaranth Memory of Robert B. Nusser Memory of William Oldham Gift of Erwin Ocker ...

18.00 25.00 20.00 200.00 100.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 155.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 42.00 5.82 48.00 100.00 50.00 10.00 38.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 239.52 835.87 1.00 10.00 1,000.00 5.00 ]5.00 25.00 4.00 10.00 10.00 7.00 15.00 10.00 72.30 4.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 43.00 70.00 25.00 5.00 36.75


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959路1964 Gift of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 . Gift of Lynn Owings . . Memory of the father of William Parrott Gift of Robert B. Parsons . Memory of Albert Penrod . Bequest of Edna C. Persons (Estate) . Memory of J. E. Peterson Memory of Ray E. Pickerel . Gift of Pilgrim Lodge No. 652 . Gift in memory of Dr. Albert F. Plag Memory of Dr. J. A. Poe Memory of Walter Poe Memory of Harold Prough . Gift of Randolph Chapter No. 150 Memory of Lillian Rapp . Gift in memory of Mrs. Susan Raven Memory of Mrs. Harold Reader Gift of Ted J. Reiff . Gift of Miss Julia Reinecke . Memory of Leroy Revett . Gift of John F. Rhea. . Gift of Augusta Ringling . Memory of Howard Rinker . Gift of Grover O. Rockey .. . Memory of Reinhold Rodegast . Memory of Benjamin E. Roberts .. , Gift of M. F. Roennigke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rogerson Memory of Arthur C. Rothenberg .,. . Gift of Dewey A. Routh . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Rumer . Gifts in memory of Mrs. Walter Rumer Memory of John A. Ruth . Gift of John A. Ruttur ..... . Gift in memory of George A. Ruwisch Gift in memory of George W. Ryan Gift of William H. Sanders . . Gift of Floyd E. Sargent . Gift in memory of Henry H. Schaales Memory of Leon B. Scherrer, Sr. . Gift of Frank C. Scheuermann Memory of V. W. Scheidel's mother Gift of Oscar Schmelig . Gift in memory of Ernie Schmidt . Memory of Mrs. Emma Schroeder . Memory of James K. Schuler , Memory of Edward Schulz Memory of Henry Schumacher . Memory of Johanna Schurig

. . . . . . . . . .

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

.

. . . . .

15.00 10.00 10.00. 5.00 3.00 100.00 10.00 5.00 200.00 5.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 1,000.00 3.00 270.00 10.00 13.00 14.00 5.00 24.44 29.00 10.00 5.00 77.00 10.00 100.00 30.00 25.00 25.00 315.00 307.00 90.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 1.00 2.00 10.00 50.00 219.00 10.00 15.00 5.00 50.00 15.00 5.00 30.00 10.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959路1964 Gift of Walter E. Schulenberg Memory of Wm. N. Schumacher Gift of Carl W. Schwabe. . . . . . . . .. . M~.ory 路of-~~~"Ida Schwabe Memory of Mrs. Rose Sears . Memory of Mrs. Marie Seifert Gift of member of Shaveh Lodge No. 646 Gift of Virginia G. Shearer Estate . Estate of Alexander A. Shoettlin Gift of Shrine Circus Gift of L. M. Shrum . Gifts in honor of Julian Simon Memory of Ancel J. Skaggs .,. . Memory of Irvine Skinner, Sr . Memory of Everett Smart . Gift in memory of Dan W. Smith Memory of Donald C. Smith . Memory of Rt. Wor. R. Jasper Smith , . Gift of Norman E. Smith Gift of Richard N. Smith ' Memory of Russel J. Smith . Memory of Charles R. Sommerkamp Memory of C. E. Sommerich . Memory of J. P. Sondergard Memory of Katherine Spangler . Memory of Julia Spengler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memory of Mrs. Mary V. Spina , Memory of August Stade . Memory of Emma Erma Stamm Gift in honor of Henry Steiner's 85th birthday Memory of Ernest Steinkuhler Memory of J. W. Stevens Memory of William H. Stentz : Gift of Albert C. Stone Memory of Louis J. Stutz Gift of Loyd E. Strickland Memory of William A. Straub. . . . . . . . Gift of Past Matrons Club of Success Chapter No. 87 Gift in memory of Alvin Sudhoff . Gift in memory of Stephen H. Sullivan Memory of Theodore Svoboda . Memory of William Swain . Gifts in memory of Mrs. Martha G. Swanston '" Gift in memory of Mrs. Rosalland Swartz Gift of Elder B. Switzer Gift of Frank Y. Tamborella Memory of John William Tanner Memory of Tom R. Taylor Memory of William Teal

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

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

100.00 10.00 200.00 265.00 3.00 5.00 20.00 40.00 25.00 1,500.00 10.00 230.00 10.00 5.00 19.00 10.00 25.00 20.00 21.00 5.00 5.00 15.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 8.00 10.00 12.00 24.00 15.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 4.00 10.00 20.00 25.00 10.00 3.00 7.50 20.00 5.00 3.25 5.00 210.00 10.00 10.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1964 Memory of Frank Tessmer's mother Memory of Dr. Fred G. Teubner, Jr. Gift of Robert M. Theoboldt Bequest of Otto Thieme ... Memory of Benjamin E. Thomas .... Memory of Owen Thompson Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thomson Gift of G. H. Thurman Memory of John Toenyes .. , Memory of Henry G. Triessler Memory of Robert Trampe. Gift of Mrs. Louise Trautman Gifts of L. .J. Turner Estate of Nellie M. Urbach Compasses Guild of Union Electric Company Gift of Elmer Vanderpool Gift of Chester L. Vernard . . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bluford von Grcmp Gift of Miss ZelIa von ~remp Memory of Elmer Vollmer . Gift in memory of Otto W. Vossmeyer Gift of E. W. Wagner . Memory of Mrs. Arena Walker Memory of Richard Walton , . Memory of Fred S. Warn hoff .. Gift in memory of Martin Waskom . Estate of. Frances M. Waters Gift of Mrs. Karl M. Way Gift of Jesse Weir . Estate of Henry W. Weisheyer . Memory of C. W. Weiss Gift of Harry C. Weitkemper . Memory of Au~ust Weller Memory of Floyd Weller Memory of Henry Westbrock Memory of William Welhoelter . Memory of Charles E. Wells Memory of Mary E. Wells " Memory of Albert B. Wetzel Gift in memory of Winfield B. Wheaton Memory of Irwin White . Memory of J. H. Whitaken . Memory of Samuel Wiber .. . Memory of Mrs. Cora Wiedle " . Bequest of Chas. H. Wieghard . Gift of Richard J. and Irene M. Wilkinson Gift of F. Edward Wildermuth Gift of Frank J. Williams . Memory of Mrs. Anna Williamson

.

.

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

30.00 54.00 2.00 500.00 8.00 20.00 28.00 75.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 2.00 55.54 500.00 25.00 8.00 10.00 100.00 375.00 5.00 1,035.00 50.00 55.00 20.00 10.00 35.00 43,025.36 100.00 8.00 100.00 3.00 2.50 5.00 3.00 74.00 3.00 21.46 10.00 5.00 165.10 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 500.00 110.00 1,000.00 100.00 10.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1964 Memory of Jay Williams ... Gift of Bradford M. Wilson Gift of William H. Wilson Gift of James E. Winterton, Sr. Gift of Ray Wirtel Gift of Kenneth E. Wischmeyer Bequest of Charles F. Wittenberg Memory of Leroy Wulfmeier . Gift of Ernest J. Young Memory of Mrs. Carrie Young Memory of Mrs. Grace Yount . Memory of Julius Zeigler . Memory of Mrs. Anthony Zimmer. .

.

.

.

29.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 3.00 600.00 100.00 10.00 80.00 5.00 19.00 5.00 10.00


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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY July I, 1964 to June 30, 1965 GENERAL FUND Income Grand Lodge Per Capita Tax Grand Chapter, O.E.S. Per Capita Tax

$263,572.50 21,591.00

.

-.,....~--

. . ....

Interest Income-General Fund Securities ..... Dividends on Endowment Fund Stocks Interest on Endowment Fund Bonds . Interest on Real Estate Notes-Endowment Fund Cemetery Lots . Members of Home Family Pensions ......... Miscellaneous Income Refund from Florence Hearsum Fund Income from Special Fund Income from Gussie L. Grenner Estate Income from Reserve Fund

$285,163.50 10,546.92

117,699.78 134,942.12 1,027.59 253,669.49 145.00 93,547.30 173,530.05 2,198.81 2,275.60 41,982.56 15,120.27 89,501.38

. . . .

. . . .

. .

$967,680.88

Expenses Wages and Salaries Provisions . Dry Goods and Clothing . Dry Cleaning and Shoe Repair Laundry . , Fuel................. Repairs and Maintenance Supplies . Electricity Water and Sewer Tax Insurance ......... . Barber and Beauty Shop . Snack Bar. . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . Outside Medical Service . M.edical ,Suppli~ Dncctors Mcetmgs Social Security Taxes Education . Children's Allowances Carfare . . '" Telephone Legal and Auditing Printing, Postage and Stationery Inspection Fees and Taxes Hauling Want Ads Newspapers Dues and Subscriptions Safe Deposit Box Piano Tuning Miscellaneous

. . . .

. . . . . . . . .

. .

. . ,

. . .

. . . .

:

. . . . . . .

$363,427.73 161,943.27 6,894.14 1,1l8.68 6,643.83 27,504.42 20,983.41 11,313.56 16,234.63 4,711.87 11,129.84 1,214.30 391.07 13,044.25 39,354.67 3,283.06 14,344.69 18,312.67 251.77 17.95 1,187.48 350.00 2,826.49 368.00 865.22 541.50 2,181.40 248.00 16.50 90.50 2.219.84


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 1,216.14 359.02 753.52 9,018.00 1,599.24 73.10

Administrative Travel Expenses Credit Reports Burial Expenses Security . Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Expenses Grand Lodge Entertainment ...

$746,033.76

Other Expenses Taxes and Expenses on Estates Trustee's Collection Fees . Equipment Purchases

$ .

252.88 7,662.96 3,894.20 11,810.04 $757,843.80 $209,837.08

Total Expenses Excess of Income Over Expenditures .. AddBalance in General Fund, July I, 1964 Transfer-Reserve Fund

$405,483.11 387,723.69 17,759.42 $227,596.50

Balance, June 30, 1965 '" Italic denotes red figure. BUILDING FUND

Income Bequests and Donations Interest on Bonds .. Loss on Sale of Securities

.

$ 1l,303.57 4,063.36 200.75 - - - - $ 15,166.18

Expenses New Building Expenses Collection Fees on Agency Account Miscellaneous Expense ..

$136,352.47 121.90 23.50

Excess of Expense Over 1ncome Add-Balance, July 1, 1964

136,497.87 $121)31.69 151,027.06

Balance, June 30, 1965

$ 29,695.37

Italic denotes red figure. SPECIAL FUND

Income Interest on Securities Adjustment Prior Period

$41,944.40 375.00

----$

42,319.40

Expenses Collection Fees on Agency Account Income Transferred to General Fund ...

$

861.53 41,982.56 42,844.09 524.69 1,077,137.84 67,590.10

Excess of Expenses Over Income " . Add-Balance July I, 1964 . Write Down-Land-Pulaski County, Missouri

$

Balance, June 30, 1965

$1,009,023.05 Italic denotes red figure.


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE RESERVE FUND

Income Dividends on Stocks . Interest on Bonds . Grand Lodge Initiation Fees ... Gifts and Bequests . Gain on Sale of Securities

$49,221.00 44,483.32 33,445.00 5,000.00 50,565.39 - - - - $ 182,714.71

Expenses , Agency Collection Fees ., .... Income Transferred to General Fund ..

$ 2,768.08 89,501.38 92,269.46

Excess of Income Over Expenses Add-Balance, July 1, 1964 . Transfer from General Fund .

$

90,445.25 2,198,026.67 387,723.69

Balance, June 30, 1965

$2,676,195.61 ENDOWMENT FUND

Income Gain on Sale of Securities ... Bequests and Gifts ....

$212,298.28 326,119.34 - - - - $ 538,417.62

Expenses , Postage . Less-Transfer to Reserve for Loss on Investments

$ .40 212,298.28

Excess of Income Over Expenses Add-Balance, July 1, 1964

212,298.68 $ 326,118.94 4,192,808.99

Balance, June 30, 1965

$4,518,927.93

CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND

Income , Contributions

7.517.90

Expenses , Entertainment and Gifts .

6,769.94

Excess of Income Over Expenses Balance, July I, 1964

$

747.96 4,665.34

Balance, June 30, 1965

$

5,413.30


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117

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REPORT OF AUDITOR August 24, 1965 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, 1964 to June 30, 1965. Our examination covered the General Fund, Building Fund, Special Fund, Reserve Fund, Endowment Fund and Christmas and Entertainment Fund. We present the following summaries of the assets and liabilities of the various funds at June 30, 1965. GENERAL FUND Assets Cashin First National Bank $93,232.83 Cash in Mercantile Commerce Trust Co.6,000.00 Payroll Account .. Cash in Petty Cash Fund 200.00 - - - $ 99,432.83 33,080.64 99,005.00

Inventories-Provisions and Supplies Investments . Due from St. Louis Union Trust Co. Trustee~Gussie L. Grenner Estate ., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . ... Due from Tower Grove Bank & Trust Company, Agent -Endowment Fund .. " . Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent-Special Fund . Due from Building Fund Unexpired Insurance Inventory-Cemetery Lots

8,230.62 29,405.78 995.94 2,305.59 14,748.25 286.00 $ 287,490.65

Liabilities Accounts Payable . Accrued Withholding Taxes . Accrued Social Security Taxes Suspense Account-Donations Not Allocated Florence E. Hearsum Fund . Due to Endowment Fund

$ 23,524.05 .

.

3,956.80 2,421.22 17,917.16 11,777.65 297.27 59,894.15

Balance in General Fund

$ 227,596.50

BUILDING FUND Cash in Mercantile Trust Company Securities-At Cost . Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent

$

12,327.36 19,609.75 63.85

$

32,000.96 2,305.59

$

29,695.37

Due to General Fund ..

Balance in Building Fund


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1965

PltOCEÂŁDINCS OF THE SPECIAL FUND

Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent-Principal Account , Securities Land-Pulaski County, Missouri

$

2,268.72 1,005,754.33 1,000.00

$1,009,023.05

Balance in Special Account RESERVE FUND Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent Securities .

$

Balance in Reserue Fund

$2,676,195.61

ENDOWMENT FUND Assets Due from Tower Grove Bank & Trust Company, Agent Due from General Fund ... United States Bonds Other Bonds .,. Real Estate Loans Stocks .... Inventory-Cemetery Lots

1,226.55 2,674,969.06

$

1,737.98 297.27 175,113.78 3,158,914.48 45,629.86 1,875,262.10 97.00

$5,257,052.47

Liabilities Reserve for Loss on Investments Wm. F. Kuhn Library Fund

$736,564.68 1,559.86 738,124.54

Balance in Endowment Fund ....

$4,518,927.93

CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND

Cash in Boatmen's National Bank

.

$

5,413.30

The bank balances appearing in these funds were confirmed by reconciling certificates, received directly from the depositaries, with the stated book balances. We examined the securities in the General Fund. On the other funds, we examined the statements as at June 30, 1965 from the Mercantile Trust Company and the Tower Grove Bank and Trust Company, Agents. The inventories of provisions and supplies are stated as shown on the inventory sheets prepared by the management. Securities acquired prior to June 30, 1964 are stated at values listed in report for June 30, 1964. Securities acquired during the current fiscal year are listed at cost on purchases and market value at date of acquisition by bequests, etc. The cemetery lots we listed at $1.00 per grave. If you desire any additional information relative to this report, we shall be pleased to have you call upon us. Respectfully submitted, HARVEY

&

WAGENER,

Certified Public Accountants.


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MEDICAL STAFF Harold E. Walters, M.D., Medical Director ..... Robert A. Hall, M.D., Out-Patient Clinic Charles Kilo, Hospital. . . . . .

. . . . . . . .. .

. .St. Louis, Mo. ., .. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.

J. Floyd Alcorn, D.D.S., Dental Consultant. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .St. Louis, Mo. J. P. AItheide, M.D., Genitourinary Surgery .. St. Louis, Mo. William H. Bailey, M.D., Ophthalmology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .St. Louis, Mo. William R. Bohne, M.D., Orthopedics. . St. Louis, Mo. James Barrett Brown, M.D., Surgery. .......... .St. Louis, Mo. C. E. Burford, M.D., Urology. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . St. Louis, Mo. . St. Louis, Mo. A. H. Conrad, Jr., M.D., Dermatology. Ralph Cook, M.D., Pediatrics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Louis, Mo. Carl T. Eber, M.D., Ophthalmology. .......... . St. Louis, Mo. Edwin C. Ernst, M.D., Radiology. . St. Louis, Mo. James Forsen, M.D., Surgery St. Louis, Mo. Lee A. Hall, M.D., Gynecology. . St. Louis, Mo. Oscar P. Hampton, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery. ......... .St. Louis, Mo. Frank W. Jaeger, D.D.S., Dentistry. . . . . St. Louis, Mo. Phillip S. Luedde, M.D., Ophthalmology. ......... .St. Louis, Mo. Sidney B. Maughs, M.D., Neurology. . . . . . St. Louis, Mo. Mary Elizabeth Morris, M.D., Gynecology. .St. Louis, Mo. E. H. Paulsmeyer, D.D.S., Dentistry. .St. Louis, Mo. Martyn Schattyn, M.D., Genitourinary Surgery. .St. Louis, Mo. Frederick O. Schwartz, M.D., Ophthalmology . .St. Louis, Mo. E. O. Shoulders, D.O., Optometry St. Louis, Mo. A. J. Steiner, M.D., Cardiology. . St. Louis, Mo. George R. Swartz, M.D., Neuropsychiatry .. St. Louis, Mo. l. Wm. Thompson, M.D., Surgery. . . . . ... St. Louis, Mo. Henry P. Thym, M.D., Surgery. . . . .St. Louis, Mo. Roy A. Walther, Jr., M.D., Gynecology. . St. Louis, Mo. REPORT OF THE BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD

R. W. Bro. Fred C. Heuermann presented the report of the Committee Building Supervisory Board, which was adopted and is as follows: To the Most Wonhipful Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M.: The Building Supervisory Board is pleased to submit its annual report of activities for the past year. This year has been one of progress, as many of our lodges have constructed new temples and others have improved and modernized their present buildings. Building programs totaling SOme $200,000 have been approved by our board this year. Freemasonry today is progressive and forward-looking in its approach to today's problems, and this spirit is reflected in the construction and furnishing of our Masonic temples. Most of our lodges now utilize the Missouri nonprofit corporation to hold the title for all new buildings. This follows the recommendation of our hoard as the most practical and efficient method for lodge ownership of real estate. Lodges planning building programs have made good use of the manual of Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples prepared by The Masonic Service A'isociation. We recommend the use of this manual to all lodge building committees.


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A description of the various building projects and details of the board's work is attached as an appendix to this report. Copies of all rulings of the board have been filed with the Grand Master and Grand Secretary and are available to persons interested. We wish to thank the Grand Master and this lodge for the opportunity to be of service to the fraternity. Respectfully submitted. FRED C. HEUERMANN, JAMES HARRY

M. BRADFORD,

A.

HALL,

Chairman.

APPENDIX

Bethany-Lodge No. 97 Approved request to borrow $60,000 for construction of temple.

Bismarck-Lodge No. 41 Advice on formation of nonprofit corporation to operate a cemetery owned by lodge for many years; furnished sample of articles of incorporation.

Bonne Terre-Samaritan Lodge No. 424 Approved request to borrow $1,300 to cover installation of new furnace.

Columbia-Twilight Lodge No. 114 Advice re formation of nonprofit corporation to hold title to and operate building; furnished sample of articles of incorporation.

Doe Run-Pendleton Lodge No. 551 Approved request to borrow $1,000 to complete construction of building.

Eminence-Lodge No. 607 Advice re raising funds, building plans; furnished copy of "Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples."

Fairfax-Lodge No. 483 Approved request to borrow $7,500 for construction purposes.

Florissant-Lodge No. 668 Advice on procedure and financing building program; furnished sample of articles of incorporation for nonprofit corporation and copy of "Suggested Plans for Masonic Temple~."

Forsyth-Lodge No. 453 Advice on procedure and finances; furnished sample of articles of incorporation for nonprofit corporation and copy of "Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples."

Gainesville-Robert Burns Lodge No. 496 Approved request to borrow up to $10,000 and permission granted to begin construction.

Gray Summit-Lodge No. 173 Advice on procedure for requesting approval of board for construction program.

Hillsboro-Joachim Lodge No. 164 Advice on procedure in acquiring new building in exchange; approved purchase of lot.

Kansas City-Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Approved request to borrow up to $45,000 to complete construction of temple.


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Lancaster-Lodge of Love No. 259 Advicc rc procedure for obtaining approval of remodeling program; furnished copy of "Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples."

Lesterville-Hopewell Lodge No. 239 Advice re building construction; furnished copy of "Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples."

Maysville-Parrot Lodge No. 308 Granted permission to borrow $2,100 to remodel remaining portion of first floor for present tenant.

Ozark-Friend Lodge No. 352 Advice on procedure and financing building program; furnished copy of "Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples."

Piedmont-Wayne Lodge No. 526 Advice on procedure in respect to building program.

Parma-Lodge No. 650 Approved request to borrow up to $3,500 to purchase lodge building; furnished copy of "Suggested Plans for Masonic Tcmples."

Pattonsburg-Lodge No. 65 Approved building repairs with funds on hand.

Russellville-Lodge No. 90 Advicc on holding title to real estate; furnished sample of articles of incorporation for nonprofit corporation.

Sweet Springs-Barbee Lodge No. 217 Sent copy of "Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples"; recommended formation of nonprofit corporation to hold title to property.

Union-Lodge No. 593 Approved purchase of property by the Temple Association of Union Lodge for $17,500 cash.

Waynesville-Lodge No. 375 Advice on procedure and financing building program; furnished copy of "Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples."

Wentzville-Lodge No. 46 Furnished copy of "Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples"; approved first stage of construction.

Winigan-Lodge No. 540 Approved first stage of construction of lodge building.

Winston-Western Star Lodge No. 15 Approved request to borrow $4,000 for building purposes; furnished sample articles of incorporation for nonprofit corporation. In addition to thc foregoing, your board has worked with the lodges on many matters relating to the business affairs of our lodges respecting the acquisition and use of lodge property.


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1965

REMARKS BY M. W. BRO. FRANCIS YEARWOOD

Most Worshipful Brother Francis Yearwood, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee addressed the brethren. REMARKS BY R. W. BRO. DORSEY L. ANDREWS

R. W. Bro. Dorsey L. Andrews, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge ,of Iowa briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS BY R. W. BRO. JOSEPH L. BRIDWELL

R. W. Bro. Joseph L. Bridwell, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Indiana, spoke briefly to the brethren. REPORT OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH

R. W. Bro. Elvin K. Luff, Worshipful Master, presented the Report of the , Missouri Lodge of Research, which was approved, and is as follows: To the Most WorshiPful Grand Lodge, A.F. b A.M. of Missouri: B,RETHREN: The good influence of the Missouri Lodge of Research has continued thif'past year, principally through the efforts of our able secretary, Bro. A. W. Griffith and our most capable editor, Bro. Wes Cook. Since our last Annual meeting held here in St. Louis during the time of the Grand Lodge, sixty-seven volumes of rare Masonic collections have been bound and placed in the Lodge of Research section of the Truman Library in Independence. The four volumes of 10,000 Famous Freemasons, Masonry in the Eastern Hemisphere, and Masonry in the Western Hemisphere were presented to the Kansas City Public Schools Library. These volumes were received with gratitude and the hope of receiving future publications of a like nature was expressed. Since that time, a number of Brethren have suggested that similar gifts might be made in communities all over the state. It is quite understandable that such a general practice would run into an expense that could not be stood by the Lodge of Research. It is my suggestion and hope that the Lodges throughout the state either collect from Lodge of Research members or purchase from the secretary of the Lodge of Research, such volumes to be placed in community libraries for the youth of Missouri to read if they so desire. M. W. Bro. Rumer announced in his report last year that the volume Sword and Trowel would be sent to the membership with the 1964 Transactions. This was done, and other publications distributed since last September include the Grand Master's Address, The Masonic Review, by M. W. Bro. Bruce Hunt, and the bonus book, The Masonic World of Ray V. Denslow. All of these publications reflect the tremendous effort put forth by our new editor. For this genuine service, we should all be very grateful. The Lodge of Research, with the help of the Sesquicentennial Committee, will publish a history of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, to coincide with the anniversary celebration. Available publications are again on display at the Grand Lodge this year. It is hoped that the Lodge of Research Breakfast tomorrow morning will be well attended and the address of R. W. Bro. Frank K. Roy, Jr. is sure to be inspirational and informative. In Missouri there are Brethren with knowledge of facts and the ability to put them into writing for our Masonic education and pleasure. The publication of these writings is made possible by the generosity of the Grand Lodge and by dues


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received from members. Although our membership shows a slight gain this year, more research and publication will be possible if we continue to grow. Every memher should inform a Brother of the value of being a member, and Freemasonry in Missouri will surely benefit. Respectfully submitted, ELVIN

K. LUFF,

Worshipful MasteL PRESENTATION OF FIFTY YEAR EMBLEM

R. W. Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham presented a fifty-year emblem to John F. Baber, Richmond Lodge No. 57, A.F. & A.M., Richmond, Mo. REPORT OF THE GRAND LECTURER

R. W. Bro. Freelon K. Hadley presented the Report of the Grand Lecturer, which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Grand Lodge, A.F. 6' A.M. of Missow'i: BRETHREN: One of the duties of the Grand Lecturer is to make a written report to the Grand Lodge on the condition of the ritual and other matters of interest pertaining to his office. I am happy to report that I have visited every district in the state once and a number of districts two or more times for the purpose of holding schools of instruction for the officers and other interested brethren. The attendance at these schools increased slightly over last year but the attendance of lodge officers is not what we had hoped it would be. The officers of the lodges are busy people and are engaged in many activities and hobbies outside their regular vocations. Most of them have only so much time to devote to anyone thing. It is only natural therefore, in times of increasing membership when the officers are busy with lodge work, that it is much easier to improve the ritual and inspire the brethren to become more proficient. The opposite is true when we have a declining membership, as we have had in the past few years. The condition of the ritual, generally speaking, is good. The lodges of the state can be divided into two groups. The first group, the largest of the two, have officers who appreciate and take pride in their office. These officers make an honest effort to learn the ritual correctly, do the work as it should be done and promote all other masonic activities in their lodges as well as in their districts. The lodges that fall in the second group are the lodges whose officers have failed to take advantage of the opportunity to become proficient in the ritual. It is apparent that they have made little effort to learn the work correctly. They take the attitude that the ritual is not important so long as they get by. Fortunately, most of these lodges have past masters who know the work and are interested in seeing it done properly. These brethren are always ready to assist if given the opportunity. The ritual in these lodges will decline more in the coming years as these older brethren retire from active duty unless the present officers shoulder the responsibility they should as officers of a Masonic lodge. Each year a special effort is made to encourage these lodges to become more proficient. This goal will be achieved only when the officers of these lodges realize that the ritual is important. It may well come to a time when the Grand Lodge will set minimum ritualistic requirements for lodge officers as they have for district deputy grand lecturers. The one weakness that is so noticeable and common to most of the lodges, is the lack of knowledge on the reception of visitors and Grand Lodge Officers. It


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is true that. at times, Masonic titles confuse most of us but this can he overcome with practice. No lodge intentionally means to be discourteous to any visitor. It is strictly a lack of advance preparation and practice on the part of the officers. The brethren of this state are fortunate in having a corps of men known as the District Deputy Grand Lecturers who are capable and willing to assist any brother or any lodge at any time they are called. They spend many hours and drive countless number of miles each year perfecting themselves in order that they might be in a position to correctly inform the brethren when they are asked. Their job is rewarding when they observe a lodge properly confer the degrees, do a good job of opening and closing or any other good piece of work when they feel that they are partially responsible. On the other hand, it is very discouraging when they drive a long distance for a school and only three or four officers of the lodge show up. The work of the Grand Lecturer in Missouri will be productive so long as he is fortunate enough to secure the right men for district deputy grand lecturers. The most difficult task of the Grand Lecturer, at the present time, is recruiting qualified men to replace those who, for various reasons, resign each year. It is now, and will continue to be; a never ending job of training men who are willing to devote the required time. I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to this fine group of dedicated Freemasons who have labored so diligently for the Grand Lodge to improve the ritual. I also want to thank the District Deputy Grand Masters for their cooperation. Numerous times I have called on them for assistance and they have always been ready and willing to lend a helping hand. I also appreciate the way they pair up with the District Deputy Grand Lecturers to form a "Masonic Team"路 in each district. The sad part of any report is when it becomes necessary to report the loss of a brother. This is particularly true when the brother is one that you have worked closely with and one you have learned to love. Right Worshipful Brother James J. Manring, District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 10th district and one of the fine young lecturers of the state, was "Called From Labor" February 26. His death was a shock to his district and leaves a vacancy that will not be easy to fill. I would be remiss in my duty if I failed to thank the entire line of Grand Lodge Officers for the many favors they have shown me. Our Grand Master, Most 'Vorshipful Brother George F. Morrison, has gone beyond the line of duty to make my job more pleasant. Working with him has been a pleasure I shall always remember. Fraternally submitted, FREELON

K.

HADLEY,

Grand Lecturer. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RITUAL

R. W. Bro. Freelon K. Hadley presented the Report of the Committee on Ritual which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETIlREN: Your Committee on Ritual begs leave to submit its report for the year 1964-65. Under a By-Law adopted hy the Grand Lodge a number of years ago, the Committee on Ritual was made a Board of Custodians for the purpose of preserving our work and to review any proposed change in our ritual. This extra


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precaution has helped to keep our ritual uniform and minimize the number of proposed changes. No meeting of the committee was held the past year but the members of the committee have been busy with the work connected to the supervision of the "Certificate Plan." The Committee wishes to thank our Grand Secretary. R. ,V. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner for his cooperation and assistance. Fraternally submitted, FREELON K. HADLEY, Chairman, L. MARSHALL HOLLENBECK, WILLIAM V MCCOLLUM,

J.

HAROLD BURTON,

MERLE GRAHAM, ARTHUR C. MOTHERSHEAD. SUBDIVISION I-ORIGINALS

No. 3937 3938 3939 3940 3941 3942 3943 3944 3945 3946 3947 3948 3949 3950 3951 3952 3953 3954 3955 3956 3957 3958 3959 3960 3961 3962 3963 3964 3965 3966 3967 3968 3969 3970 3971 3972 3973 3974 3975 3976 3977

Name Ralph A. Sawyer John Shaw Turner Bobby Burns Miller Donald Jesse Stottlemeyer Bernard Gaston Gosselin Irvin Frank Tongay Isaac G. Miller Raymond Westley Cate Glen D. Patton William C. Durbin Earl W. Lash. . Billy Keith Thomas. . . . . . . Gene Wallace Baker Louis Daniel Gust Stanley Thomas Long Elton Lindell Reed Richard Wayne Calvert Robert Louis Streicher Thomas Eugene Thurmon Louis G. Holt George Otto Scobee Ervin Ray Johnson Dwight Leyon Pickinpaugh Elmer Lee Gard John W. Bibb. . . . . . . . . . . Johny W. Sconce Edward Arthur Hays .. . Thomas Henry Hamlett Larry Dean Ledford William H. Sorrells . . . . Harry j. Eckert Wayne Gorman Tucker Ralph H. King .. " . . . . Marshall Gene Shain Richard Glynn Wallace .... James Sydney West Elmer Glenn Miner Willard N. Druart Thomas Cee Moore Robert Lee Meredith Charles Thomas Burnette

Lodge .. St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 . .. Alpha Lodge No. 659 Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Wakanda Lodge No. 52 Florissant Lodge No. 668 Florissant Lodge No. 668 Nodaway Lodge No. 470 Shaveh Lodge No. 646 Kennett Lodge No. 68 .. Moberly Lodge No. 344 . Cass Lodge No. 147 . Cass Lodge No. 147 Independence Lodge No. 76 . Montgomery Lodge No. 246 Crestwood Lodge No. 669 Crestwood Lodge No. 669 Platte City Lodge No. 504 .. Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Troy Lodge No. 34 Galena Lodge No. 515 Galena Lodge No. 515 Raytown Lodge No. 391 Raytown Lodge No. 391 Northeast Lodge No. 643 Troy Lodge No. 34 Mountain View Lodge No. 637 Belton Lodge No. 450 Troy Lodge No. 34 Unionville Lodge No. 210 . .. Ingomar Lodge No. 536 Friendship Lodge No. 89 Florissant Lodge No. 668 Richland Lodge No. 385 Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 . Samaritan Lodge No. 424 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Aurora Lodge No. 267 Joplin Lodge No. 335 Joplin Lodge No. 335 Solomon Lodge No. 271 Howard Lodge No.4


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE John A. Golson Gerald Warren Compton George R. Johnson Johnnie Henry Jones Jack Dale Bohne. . . . . . . .. . . . . Paul William Kittle .... R. Franklin Avery William Nicholas Kindl Eldon Basil Denison William Marlin Lutze James Leo Piveral Hiram 1. Richardson Earl C. Daughetee Charles Bertrand Klohr Irving H. Moore. . . . Joseph Lorenzo Frazier, Jr. Arble Burrell HaIlers Marvin Arthur Eaton Albert A. Pence ... Edward Cecil Appleton Arthur Noon Collins William H. Whitlock William L. Anderson John Thomas Shine Eugene James Kavanaugh Dennis C. McGuire ... George Dana Kinsman Robert C. Taylor .... Charles Lee Foreman Elmer M. Kaegel, III Robert Sherman Bailey Lewis Gordon Baker Gregory Bryan Linville Fred R. Black . Gerald Kenneth Riley Richard Murray Pickren Donald W. Ellenberger, Sr. Ronald Bruce Jarvis Bradie LeRoy Paschall Thomas Leroy Hammett Glen W. Johnson Joseph Franklin Hurt Vernon M. Maxson John Robert Esler James Eli McCullough William Conrad Tucker Earl L. Kenney, Jr.

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Fayette Lodge No. 47 Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 . Liberty Lodge No. 31 . . Canopy Lodge No. 284 . .. Heroine Lodge No. 104 . .. Rolla Lodge No. 213 Berkeley Lodge No. 667 . . Beacon Lodge No.3 . Trenton Lodge No. III Putnam Lodge No. 190 Pickering Lodge No. 472 . Four Mile Lodge No. 212 Joachim Lodge No. 164 Forest Park Lodge No. 578 . Missouri Lodge No.1 . Liberty Lodge No. 31 Waynesville Lodge No. 375 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 . .. Bosworth Lodge No. 597 .. Xenia Lodge No. 50 .... Euclid Lodge No. 505 .. Good Hope Lodge No. 218 Joplin Lodge No. 335 .. Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Overland Lodge No. 623 . Farmington Lodge No. 132 Theo. Roosevelt Lodge No. 661 . Corinthian Lodge No. 265 Clarence Lodge No. 662 Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 .. Raytown Lodge No. 391. Orient Lodge No. 546 Raytown Lodge No. 391 Independence Lodge No. 76 Marlborough Lodge No. 569 Grandview Lodge No. 618 Independence Lodge No. 76 Irondale Lodge No. 143 Independence Lodge No. 76 Compass Lodge No. 120 Branson Lodge No. 587 East Gate Lodge No. 630 Farmington Lodge No. 132 Raytown Lodge No. 391 Raytown Lodge No. 391 Grandview Lodge No. 618 Raytown Lodge No. 391

SUBDIVISION I-FIRST RENEWAL

A-1658 William G. Mitchell .' ..... Four Mile Lodge No. 212 . King Hill Lodge No. 376 A-1659 Charles William Blanchard .. . . King Hill Lodge No. 376 A-1660 Elvis Russell Poff St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 A-1661 Von Roy Neff Iberia Lodge No. 410 A-1662 Edward J. Baker Richland Lodge No. 385 A-1663 Calvin Maurice Pentecost . United Lodge No.5 A-1664 Dorell C. Luce Meramec Lodge No. 313 A-1665 James Orl Duree Northeast Lodge No. 643 A-1666 Roy Udell Roberts . Somerset Lodge No. 206 A-1667 Samuel M. Morris King Hill Lodge No. 376 A-I668 Larry Cecil Miller


1965 A-1669 A-1670 A-1671 A-1672 A-1673 A-1674 A-1675 A-1676 A-1677 A-1678 A-1679 A-1680 A-1681 A-1682 A-1683 A-1684 A-1685 A-1686 A-1687 A-1688 A-'1689 A-1690 A-J691 A-1692 A-1693 A-J694 A-1695 A-1696 A-1697 A-1698 A-1699 A-1700 A-J701 A-J702 A-1703 A-1701 A-l705 A-1706 A-1707 A-1708 A路1709 A-171O A-17ll A-1712 A-J7J3 A-1714 A-1715

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Thomas Henry Shockley Percy W. Hays Leo Harris Howe.. . George A. Ramey Frank Phillips. . . . . . F. Shields Baker Morris Ellis Carter Emmett M. Burk Robert L. Soden " Charles E. Scheurich Charles Lee Miller Charles Norman Tucker Robert V. Boaz . . .lames E. Brown James Derrel Buzzard T. Herschel Tyer William Harry Lloyd Orlem Otis Hungerford Floyd H. Buckner William Fred Schmidt Charles Edgar Wisdom Lloyd Terrill Sell .... Hoyt Young . . . . . . Jerry L. Bell George B. Hamilton Joseph .T. Garner . .. Daniel C. Ray . . . Claude F. Stephens Chauncey Edwin Rhodes Arvid Earl Critchfield Frank Edgar Hafner Royal Elmer Osgood Victor HUgo Rooks Howard E. Gordon Edward A. Hill Carl G. Keller George Alfred Duev Charles O. Bailey, Sr Eleven A. Tegeler Glen E. Ruble '" Cecil J. Boswell Charles T. Hitchcock Ardell Osmer Kennedy Frank E. Burg, .Ir. George W. Conrad .... Boyd D. Fulton Harry M. Thompson ....

Jennings Lodge No. 640 Modern Lodge No. 144 Triangle Lodge No. 638 Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99 . .. Joachim Lodge No. 164 Joplin Lodge No. 335 Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Fellowship Lod~e No. 345 .. Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Williamstown Lodge No. 370 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Neosho Lodge No. 247 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Canopy Lodge No. 284 . Anchor Lodge No. 443 . Ionic Lodge No. 154 . Carthage Lodge No. 197 .... Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 . Webster Groves LodQ;e No. 84 Macks Creek Lodge No. 433 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Trenton Longe No. III . .. Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Howard Lodge No.4 Advance Lodge No. 590 .. Forest Park Lodge No. 578 . Northeast Lodge No. 643 ... Alpha Lodge No. 659 .. Brotherhood Longe No. 269 Trenton Lodge No.1 J1 Dockery Lodge No. 325 Orient Lodge No. 546 Adair Lodge No. 366 Branson Lodge No. 587 .Tefferson Lodge No. 43 Owensville Lodge No. 624 Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Good Hope Lodge No. 218 . Shekinah Lodge No. 256 Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 . Orient Lodge No. 546 Orient Lodge No. 546 . Sheffield Lodge No. 625

SUBDIVISION I--sECOND RENEWALS

B-789 B-790 B-791 B-792 B-793 B-794 B-7~ll)

B-796 B-797 B-798 B-799

Charles A. Wilkinson Morgan Wilson Owens. . . . . Willis Ralph Hunt Jennings E. McKee Arthur Ralph Zellmer. . . . . . Alfred L. Gates .......... Tohn W. Rhodes William C. Gruber Clarence Edward Sadler Everett F. Moore Virgil E. Huher

. Xenia Lodge No. 50 Bolivar Lodge No. 195 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Theria Longe No. 410 . . Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 . . California Lodge No. 183 Unionville Lodge No. 210 Joachim Lodge No. 164 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 New Hampton Lodge No. 510 Northeast Lodge No. 643

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B-800 B-801 B-802 B-803 B-804 B-805 B-806 B-807 B-808 B路809 B-810 B-811 B-812 B-813 B-8l4 B-815 B-816 B-817 B-818 B-819 B-820 B-821 B-822 B-823 B-824 B-825 B-826 B-827 B-828 B-829 B-830 B-831 B-832 B-833 B-834 B-835 B-836

Emory J. Hampel Paul K. Schmidt Robert E. Michael Kenneth Price Johnson Ogden L. Romine Harold Kenton Fretwell Edwin LeRoy Ronner . Howard C. Skinner. . . Paul Legar Trullinger .. C. Earl Nichols. . . . . . . . . . . Kenneth C. Kurtz Joseph Theodore Snyder Jack Woodrow Comer Roy H. Rude John Ivai Green Frank E. Harr Donald W. Bollinger Everette V. Belt Othar Kelly Rowlett Paul Edward Parsley Charles P. Allen Lewis C. Cook Albert Everett Meade Alfred Emanuel Butt Clarence W. Hessel Tony Case Joshua Roy Hendrix Elmer .J. Chrisman Leslie Bagley . Charles D. Strauser. . . . Luther Pratt Donald L. Fulk Wesley E. Heath. . . Bonnie House. . . . . . . . . .. . Herman S. Mullen Solomon W. Thurman Arnold John Millner. .

C-372 C-373 C-374 C-375 C-376 C-377 C-378 C-379 C-380 C-381 C-382 C-383 C-384 C-385 C-386 C-387 C-388 C-389 C-390 C-391 C-392

Orville Duley John Mitchell Arrington Steven D. Lundy Billy Gene O'Neal Amiel Ennis Spillman Leo B. Kennedy .: David Oscar Morrow Eugene E. McFarland William V McCollum Ray Frank Begole L. Doyle Treece Walter A. Powell Clark M. Blackman Herbert Dale DeWeese James P. Daily Conrad Kraushear Richard L. Kieffer Earl Doss Claud Lee Foster . James R. Chalfant. . . Leroy P. Lewis .

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Union Lodge No. 593 Berkeley Lodge No. 667 Joachim Lodge No. 164 .. Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Winigan Lodge No. 540 Williamstown Lodge No. 370 . Hiram Lodge No. 362 Fairmont Lodge No. 290 . .. Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 Acacia Lodge No. 602 Oregon Lodge No. 139 Summit Lodge No. 263 Rural Lodge No. 316 . . Howard Lodge No.4 New Hampton Lodge No. 510 Ingomar Lodge No. 536 Xenia Lodge No. 50 New Hampton Lodge No. 510 New Hampton Lodge No. 510 Compass Lodge No. 120 .. Berkeley Lodge No. 667 Weston Lodge No. 53 Owensville Lodge No. 624 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Gate City Lodge No. 522 Livingston Lodge No. 51 Adair Lodge No. 366 . . Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Farmington Lodge No. 132 Platte City Lodge No. 504 Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Mansfield Lodge No. 543 . Ava Lodge No. 26 .. St. Louis Lodge No. 20 . Ferguson Lodge No. 542

SUBDIVISION I-THIRD RENEWALS

. . Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Republic Lodge No. 570 New Hampton Lodge No. 510 Republic Lodge No. 570 King Hill Lodge No. 376 Edina Lodge No. 291 Montgomery Lodge No. 246 Hermon Lodge No. 187 Solomon Lodge No. 271 Hebron Lodge No. 354 United Lodge No.5 . Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Somerset Lodge No. 206 Eureka Lodge No. 73 New Hampton Lodge No. 510 Trinity Lodge No. 641 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Marceline Lodge No. 481 Four Mile Lodge No. 212 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Van Buren Lodge No. 509


1965 C-393 C-394 C-395 C-396 C-397 C-398 C-399 C-400 C·401 C·402 C-403 C-404 C-405 C·406 C-407 C-408 C-409

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI George Hayes Hart Dittemore Clyde C. King Alfred W. Kuenzle Robert E. Keerns Ralph Oscar Fritts : Olive.r Croquart Rodney Arthur Schaefer Walter Charles Niehaus Earl A. O'Neill Rollie McCleod Ballew Robert W. Caldwell Robert Walter Crow Loren L. Hopper Calvin J. Livingston Charles R. Snidow Chester M. Turley

Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Webster Lodge No. 98 Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 Overland Lodge No. 623 Rolla Lodge No. 213 Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Bosworth Lodge No. 597 Livingston Lodge No. 51 Cache Lodge No. 416 Northeast Lodge No. 643 St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446

SUBDIVISION I-FOURTH RENEWALS

D-163 D-164 D-165 D-I66 D-167 D-168 D·169 D-170 D-I71 D-172 D-173 D-I74 D-175 D-176 D-177 D-178 D-179 D·180 D-181 D-182 D-183

Rex L. Brooks Gus T. Fischer Chris L. Francis Charles Rohert McIntosh Harry Elmer Lewellen Harry Robert Sherer Osa Farris Godfrey William S. Juergens Francis Clymer Martin Warren L. Gallinger Earl Allen Banning Raymond D. Polsgrove Willie R. Koelling Archie Alvie Young Loren S. Kirkpatrick Arthur L. Collins . Howard Franklin Carter Emmet L. Bunton Eugene Clare Johnson Reuben Y. Hume Paul Victor Raney

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St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Joneshurg Lodge No. 457 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 East Gate Lodge No. 630 Eureka Lodge No. 73 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Union Star Lodge No. 124 Oregon Lodge No. 139 Oregon Lodge No. 139 Howard Lodge No.4 Homersville Lodge No. 215 Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158 Howard Lodge No.4 Northeast Lodge No. 643 Hermon Lodge No. 187 . Carthage Lodge No. 197 Armstrong Lodge No. 70 Potosi Lodge No. 131

SUBDIVISION I-FIFTH RENEWALS

£-76 E-77 E-78 E-79 E-80 E-81 E-82 E-83 E·84 E-85 E·86 E-87 E-88 E·89 E-90 E·91 E-92

George Hiram Merrymon Earl J. Crawford Manley Charles Vanzant Everett Leslie Ogle George L. Shipley Lacey Stapp CleH Moultrie Gilhert Robert E. Kleinschmidt Claud T. Foster J. Bennett Klingner Chester A. McAfee Virgil Wilbert Slaughter Ernest Byron McCormick Harley Ivan Whaley Wilburn Scott Christie Kenneth A. Williams Charles Otto Winkler

Tuscan Lodge No. 360 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Richland Lodge No. 385 King Hill Lodge No. 376 Washington Lodge No. 87 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Joachim Lodge No. 164 Four Mile Lodge No. 212 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Marceline Lodge No. 481 Dockery Lodge No. 325 Anchor Lodge No. 443 Xenia Lodge No. 50 New Hampton Lodge No. 510 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 St. Joseph Lodge No. 78

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E-93 Jesse Sylvester Cass .. E-94 Charles Price Woods

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Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Northeast Lodge No. 643

SUBDIVISION l-SIXTH RENEWALS

F-28 Arthur G. Lynch F-29 Hiram Stephens F-30 Solomon B. Christian F-31 John Edward Adams F-32 George M. McAninch F-33 Jacob Bierman F-34 Charles Samuel Rutt F-35 Charles B. Myers

Eureka Lodge No. 73 Four Mile Lodge No. 212 Maitland Lodge No. 112 Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Gate City Lodge No. 522 Cosmos Lodge No. 282 Bogard Lodge No. 101 Edina Lodge No. 291

SUBDIVISION I-SEVENTH RENEWALS

G-l G-2 G-3 G-4 G-5 G-6 G-7 G-8

Freelon K. Hadley Bruce H. Hunt Charles B. Whitchurch Vernon Vane Goslee Eugene T. McCullough Charles Wm. Werdein Archie Louis Fox. . . Walter M. Rayburn

St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Adair Lodge No. 366 Western Star Lodge No. 15 Skidmore Lodge No. 511 .. Canopy Lodge No. 284 Canopy Lodge No. 284 Rural Lodge No. 316 Sikeston Lodge No. 310

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38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

Loral Curt Link John Shaw Turner Donald L. Malott Harold F. Cooper .. Jesse Victor Craig James Derrel Buzzard Nikola Maxin Jakovac Robert Orville Smith .. Elmer Glenn Miner William H. Whitlock Claude Franklin Stephens

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Anderson Lodge No. 621 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Willard Lodge No. 620 Neosho Lodge No. 247 Trinity Lodge No. 641 . . East Gate Lodge No. 630 Aurora Lodge No. 267 Good Hope Lodge No. 218 Advance Lodge No. 590

SUBDIVISION 2-FIRST RENEWALS PART 1

A-29 A-30 A-31 A-32 A-33 A-34 A-35 A-36 A-37 A-38

Earl Foster Bowman Richard A. Fernald Morgan Wilson Owens Royal Elmer Osgood Carroll R. Moorman Harold G. McQUitty T. Lynn Dawson William Franklin Jackson Opie Doel Hatfield E. Wayne Milam

Gate City Lodge No. 522 Westport Lodge No. 340 Bolivar Lodge No. 195 Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Easter Lodge No. 575 .. Howard Lodge No.4 Aurora Lodge No. 267 Shaveh Lodge No. 646 Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 . Clifton Hill Lodge No. 161

SUBDIVISION 2-SECOND RENEWALS PART 1

B-21 B-22 B-23 B-24 B-25 B-26

William Wesley Forrester Elmer J. Chrisman Clifford I. Carter Charles Horton Stickler Ray F. Begole Robert W. Caldwell

East Gate Lodge No. 630 Livingston Lodge No. 51 Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Trenton Lodge No. 111 Hebron Lodge No. 354 Cache Lodge No. 416

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C-22 C-23 C-24 C-25 C-26 C-29 C-30 C-31 C-32 C-33 C-34 C-35

John I. Williams George E. Grubb J. Earl Landes .. Lonnie Kelley Conrad Kraushaar Clyde M. Newman James D. Hurst. . . . . Reuben Y. Hume Nathan W. Glazer Leroy Paul Lewis. . . . Francis A. Ely Charlie Smith Hicks

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Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 Hunnewell Lodge No. 415 Shekinah Lodge No. 256 Joplin Lodge No. 335 Trinity Lodge No. 641 Adelphi Lodge No. 355 Neosho Lodge No. 247 Armstrong Lodge No. 70 Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 Van Buren Lodge No. 509 Monroe Lodge No. 64 Monroe Lodge No. 64

SUBDIVISION 2-FOURTH RENEWALS PART I

D- 8 Alfred A. Mitchell D- 9 L. Marshall Hollenbeck D-1O George M. McAninch D-ll Arthur L. Collins D-12 John S. Stillwell D-13 Alonzo A. Harrison. . D-H Thomas R. Wilkins. . .

Hebron Lodge No. 354 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Gate City Lodge No. 522 Howard Lodge No.4 Putnam Lodge No. 190 . Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Sikeston Lodge No. 310

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SUBDIVISION 2-FIFTH RENEWALS PART I

E- 4 Cecil Warren Kirby E- 5 Arthur Mothershead E- 6 Archie Louis Fox E- 7 Robert E. Kleinschmidt E- 8 Glenn E. Swails E路 9 Jacob Bierman . E-IO Joseph W. Moore ..

Northeast Lodge No. 643 Compass Lodge No. 120 Rural Lodge No. 316 Joachim Lodge No. 164 Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Cosmos Lodge No. 282 Putnam Lodge No. 190

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SUBDIVISION 2-ORIGINALS PART 2

40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

Harry Merle Thompson Glen Richard McGary Harold Raymond Blackwood Ronnie L. House William Eugene Mohart John Shaw Turner Donald L. Malott. Thomas C. Hurt Oliver Croquart .. John L. Cullor Loral Curt Link Russell Morfit Arthur George William Bergmann John Richard Pollock Robert Orville Smith Orville M. Mash Harold C. Smith Norman K. Jones Claude F. Stephens Earl C. Daughetee Billy K. Thomas

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Sheffield Lodge No. 625 Livingston Lodge No. 51 Triangle Lodge No. 638 Mansfield Lodge No. 543 Raytown Lodge No. 391 . Alpha Lodge No. 659 . Compass Lodge No. 120 East Gate Lodge No. 630 . Overland Lodge No. 623 . Salisbury Lodge No. 208 Anderson Lodge No. 621 Overland Lodge No. 623 . .. Overland Lodge No. 623 Triangle Lodge No. 638 East Gate Lodge No. 630 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 West Gate Lodge No. 445 Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 Advance Lodge No. 590 . Joachim Lodge No. 164 .... Cass Lodge No. 147

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A-24 Ardell Osmer Kennedy A-25 Hiram Stephens A-26 Carroll R. Moorman A-27 Royal Elmer Osgood A-28 Charles L. Dawson A-29 Clifford I. Carter A-30 Cecil J. Boswell A-31 Sylvanus Boyd Rinehart A-32 Emmett Broombaugh, Jr.

Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Four Mile Lodge No. 212 Easter Lodge No. 575 Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Aurora Lodge No. 267 Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Good Hope Lodge No. 218 Northeast Lodge No. 643 Brentwood Lodge No. 616

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B-28 B-29 B-30 B-31 B-32 B-33 B-34 B-35 B-36 B-37 B-38

William Wesley Forrester Logan E. Wing, Jr. Claude W. Dunnaway Elmer W. Pickles Ralph Oscar Fritts Elmer James Chrisman Charles Horton Stickler Russell E. Krug Hadley Tipton White Opie Doel Hatfield William C. Gruber

East Gate Lodge No. 630 St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Versailles Lodge No. 320 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 Livingston Lodge No. 51 Trenton Lodge No. III Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 Joachim Lodge No. 164

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SUBDIVISION 2-THIRD RENEWALS PART 2

C-17 C路18 C-19 C-20 C-21 C-22 C-23 C-24 C-25 C-26 C-27

John L. Williams George E. Grubb J. Earl Landes . Lonnie Kelley Conrad Kraushaar James D. Hurst. . . . . . . Reuben Y. Hume . . . .. . Nathan William Glazer Leroy P. Lewis.. Francis A. Ely Charles Smith Hicks .....

Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 Hunnewell Lodge No. 415 Shekinah Lodge No. 256 Joplin Lodge No. 335 Trinity Lodge No. 641 Neosho Lodge No. 247 Armstrong Lodge No. 70 Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 Van Buren Lodge No. 509 Monroe Lodge No. 64 Monroe Lodge No. 64

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D- 8 D- 9 D-IO D-ll D-12 D-13

Alfred Arthur Mitchell Thomas R. Wilkins George M. McAninch Arthur L. Collins Alonzo A. Harrison John S. Stillwell

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Hebron Lodge No. 354 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Gate City Lodge No. 522 Howard Lodge No.4 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Putnam Lodge No. 190

SUBDIVISION 2-FIFTH RENEWALS PART 2

E路 4 Cecil Warren Kirby. . . . . E- 5 Arthur Mothershead .. , E- 6 Archie Louis Fox E- 7 Robert E. Kleinschmidt E- 8 Glenn E. Swails E- 9 Jacob Bierman E-IO Joseph W. Moore

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Northeast Lodge No. 643 Compass Lodge No. 120 Rural Lodge No. 316 Joachim Lodge No. 164 Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Cosmos Lodge No. 282 Putnam Lodge No. 190

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36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52

Glen Richard McGary Loral Curt Link. . . . Stanley F. Smith Robert Orville Smith John Shaw Turner James H. Hartman Frank P. Lesinski, Sr. Nikola Maxim Jakovac Jesse Victor Craig . . . . Robert Eugene Bragg. . . Claude F. Stephens Kenneth I. Nagel Charles R. Savage Elmer Glenn Miner Kenneth Eugene Whitt . R. Franklin Avery Basil E. Lewis. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Livingston Lodge No. 51 Anderson Lodge No. 621 West Gate Lodge No. 445 East Gate Lodge No. 630 . Alpha Lodge No. 659 Raytown Lodge No. 391 Euclid Lodge No. 505 Trinity Lodge No. 641 Willard Lodge No. 620 Keystone Lodge No. 243 Advance Lodge No. 590 Erwin Lodge No. 121 Shaveh Lodge No. 646 Aurora Lodge No. 267 Aurora Lodge No. 267 Berkeley Lodge No. 667 Cass Lodge No. 147

SUBDIVISION 2-FIRST RENEWALS PART 3

A-20 A-21 A-22 A-23 A-24 A-25 A-26 A-27 A-28 A-29 A-30 A-31 A-32 A-33 A-34 A路35 A-36

Claud T; Foster Ronnie L. Rouse Ardell O. Kennedy Hiram Stephens T. Lynn Dawson William Franklin Jackson Frank S. Lofton, Jr. Gaz H. Cline Shelby Lee Barton : Elmer James Chrisman Clifford I. Carter Virgil E. Huber Royal Elmer Osgood James Tipton Holder, Jr. Charles L. Dawson . Emmett M. Burk E. Wayne Milam

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Four Mile Lodge No. 212 Mansfield Lodge No. 543 Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Four Mile Lodge No. 212 Aurora Lodge No. 267 Shaveh Lodge No. 646 Florissant Lodge No. 668 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Livingston Lodge No. 51 Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Northeast Lodge No. 643 Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Aurora Lodge No. 267 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Clifton Hill Lodge No. 161

SUBDIVISION 2-SECOND RENEWALS PART 3

B-14 B-15 B-16 B-17 B-18 B-19 B-20 B路21 B-22 B-23

William Wesley Forrester Woodrow Wilson Admire Logan E. Wing, Jr. Morris Sheeks Virgil C.Moore .. Ralph Oscar Fritts Oliver Croquart Harold G. McQUitty Russell E. Krug Ralph Otto Kolb .,"

... East Gate Lodge No. 630 . .. .. Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305 . St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Triangle Lodge No. 638 . Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 : .. Overland Lodge Nb. 623 Howard Lodge No.4 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 '.' Anchor Lodge No. 443

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C路19 C-20 C-2! C-22

J.

:Earl George Lonnie Conrad

Landes E. Grubb Kelley Kraushaar

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; Shekinah'Lodge No. 256 Hunnewell Lodge No. 415 . .. Joplin Lodge No. 335 Trinity Lodge No. 641

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C-23 Leroy P. Lewis .... C-24 Clyde M. Newman C-25 John I. Williams C-26 James D. Hurst C-27 Reuben Y. Hume C-28 Nathan William Glazer C-29 Charles Horton Stickler C-30 Francis A. Ely C-31 Charlie Smith Hicks

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· .. Van Buren Lodge No. 509 · ... Adelphi Lodge No. 355 · . Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 · .. Neosho Lodge No. 247 ....... Armstrong Lodge No. 70 · . Benj. Franklin Lodge No. 642 ..... Trenton Lodge No. III · .. Monroe Lodge No. 64 · . Monroe Lodge No. 64

SUBDIVISION 2-FOURTH RENEWALS PART .3

D- 8 D- 9 D-IO

D-II D-12 D-13 D-H

Alfred Arthur Mitchell ... · Hebron Lodge No. 354 L. Marshall Hollenbeck ........ Sikeston Lodge No. 310 George M. McAninch · . Gate City Lodge No. 522 Thomas R. Wilkins · Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Arthur L. Collins · . Howard Lodge No.4 Alonzo A. Harrison · Sikeston Lodge No. 310 John S. Stillwell ......... Putnam Lodge No. 190 SUBDIVISION 2-FIFTH RENEWALS PART 3

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4 5 6 7 8 9

Cecil Warren Kirby · ... Northeast Lodge No. 643 Arthur Mothershead · .. Compass Lodge No. 120 Robert E. Kleinschmidt Joachim Lodge No. 164 · Glenn E. Swails . Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 . Archie Louis Fox . ........... Rural Lodge No. 316 Jacob Bierman . · . Cosmos Lodge No. 282 E-IO Joseph W. Moore .......... Putnam Lodge No. 190 REMARKS BY R. W. BRO. CLINTON H. LANG

R. W. Bro. Clinton H. Lang, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, briefly addressed the brethren. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES

R. W. Bro. J. Clyde Butler presented the Report of the Committee on Chartered Lodges, which was adopted, and is as follows: COMMENTS

We want to express our appreciation for the cooperation of all the Lodges in filing their reports on time. Grand Lodge By-Laws state the time for these reports to be submitted and it is a great help to our Grand Secretary when they are received at the proper time. We again have a loss in membership of 997 in 1965. Our total loss for the past five years totals 4,964. However, we note that in the same five year period 11,092 were suspended for nonpayment of dues and only 6,629 were reinstated for a net loss of 4,463. If these members could have been kept in good standing our average loss would have been approximately one hundred per year. We feel that if Freemasonry is to continue to flourish each individual lodge must make every effort to keep down the loss due to nonpayment of dues. In those lodges where a real effort is being made by personal contact and letters, there is no problem with suspensions. We have the utmost confidence in your ability to get this job done. Fraternally submitted,

J. CLYDE BUTLER, Chairman


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Number of Chartered Lodges, June 30, 1964 .. , Lodges V.D. " . . Number of Lodges Surrendered Charter Number of Lodges Consolidated with others Total June 30, 1965 Membership, June 30, 1964 Plus Adjustment by Audit

590 0 0 0

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Total Membership June 30, 1965 .... '.' .. Total Number July 1, 1964, to June 30, 1965 Affiliated . Raised Reinstated ....

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119,477 6

119,483 677 2,663 1,296 4,636

Less Total Number: Suspended N.P .D. Deaths Dimitted Suspended V.M.C. Expelled Charter Arrested Consolidated .. ,

2,103 2,808 715 1

6

Net Loss, June 30, 1965 ... Net Membership, June 30, 1965

5,633

997 118,486

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RELIEF AND CHARITY

R. W. Bro. C. Leonard Gasper 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. iT A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Committee on Relief and Charity submits the following report of its activities since the last Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge. During the past year your Committee met regularly each month at the Masonic Home, on the evening preceding the meetings of the Home Board, or of the Executive Committee of the Home Board. The practices and policies which have guided the actions of this Committee in past years were continued. Reports show that there were seven cases continuing from last year, that there were twelve new cases considered, that ten cases were closed this year, and that eight cases are being continued into next year. Your committee again thanks R. Wor. Bro. Carl Stein, the Assistant Superintendent of the Masonic Home, for serving as our Secretary. Attached to this report is a list of the Lodges who were assisted, and the amount each has received. Also included is a financial report which shows the total income received during the year by the committee and the amount which has been disbursed. This information has been taken from the Auditor's Report. Respectfully submitted, WILLIAM R. DENSLOW, HARRY C. PLOETZE, C. LEONARD GASPER, Chairman.


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Total Total Total Total Total

Number of Lodges assisted . Number of Masons given relief Number of Widows given relief . Number of Children given relief . Number of Individuals given relief

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LODGES ASSISTED AND THE TOTAL AMOUNT EACH RECEIVED

A. M. Bay (for extinct Lodge) Farmington Lodge No. 132 Green Ridge Lodge No. 425 Magnolia Lodge No. 626 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 Mizpah Lodge No. 639 Palestine Lodge No. 241 Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 PilgTim Lodge No. 652 Pyramid Lodge No. 180 Pyramid Lodge No. 180 Richland Lodge No. 385 Saline Lodge No. 226 Stella Lodge No. 538 Tucsan Masonic Sojourners Tuscan Lodge No. 360 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Wellington Lodge No. 22

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$120.00 50.00 360.00 100.00 100.00 200.00 25.00 50.00 100.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 200.00 600.00 250.00 100.00 372.00 250.00 150.00 $3,477.00

Total Disbursements FINANCIAL REPORT

Balance on hand June 30, 1964 Receipts received from Grand Lodge Refund from Magnolia Lodge No. 626

$ 505.14 4,500.00 50.00

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Disbursements issued to Lodges (See Above)

$5,055.14 3,477.00

Balance on hand June 30, 1965 .....

$1,578.14

Mr. C. Leonard Gasper, Chairman, Relief and Charity Committee, Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri, Saint Louis, Missouri. DEAR SIR: Pursuant to engagement, we have examined the books and records of the Secretary-Treasurer of the Relief and Charity Committee for the period July 1, 1964 to June 30, 1965 and submit the following summary of cash receipts and disbursements for that period: Balance in Bank, July 1, 1964 Receipts From Grand Lodge From Magnolia Lodge

$ 505.14

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$4,500.00 50.00 4,550.00 $5,055.14

Disbursements Checks Issued for Relief Balance in Bank, June 30, 1965

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Following is a summary of the disbursements for relief:

Lodge Number 225 425 180 180 226 538 Tuscan 84 385 132 652 22 626 330 639 566 260 41 360

Lodge Salem Green Ridge Pyramid Pyramid . Saline . Stella Masonic Sojourners Webster Groves Richland Farmington . Pilgrim . Wellington Magnolia Paul Revere Mizpah Maplewood Mechanicsville Palestine Tuscan

For Relief of Mrs. J. N. Houston Mrs. R. E. Floyd Mrs. Pauline Ellis Mrs. Louise Shekel ton Francis Hughes . . Jos. Lentz '~Harry Baird . Preston Quick . Harvey Craig . Albert Gonz . Mrs. Clara E. Johnson . Ralph L. Williams Mrs. Wilson C. Mitchell Mrs. Lorraine Haywood James E. Wilson . Mrs. Dessie Mayo Laverne D. Reeds Raymond A. Goodson Mrs. Emma R. Davidson .

Amount . . .

$ 120.00

360.00 150.00 150.00 600.00 250.00 100.00 250.00 200.00 50.00 150.00 150.00 100.00 100.00 25.00 100.00 200.00 50.00 372.00 $3,477.00

We examined all checks issued, traced receipts to the bank statements and confirmed the bank balance by reconciling a certificate, received directly from the depositary, the First National Bank in St. Louis, with the balance as shown by the Secretary-Treasurer's records. Respectfully submitted, HARVEY & WAGENER, Certified Public Accountants. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES

R. W. Bro. Charles L. Chalender presented the report of the Committee on Appeals and Grievances, which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. Eugene C. McCoy, former member of Chula Lodge No. 388, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri, has filed a petition for a Certificate of Good Standing. Eugene C. McCoy was raised a Master Mason on September 20, 1912. He was suspended for nonpayment of dues on October 19, 1933. The Charter of Chula Lodge No. 388 was arrested on March 28, 1949-The petition of Eugene C. McCoy was accompanied by his check for $7.50, being his dues for 1933 and 1965-Eugene C. McCoy having been a Master Mason in good standing for over twenty years, your committee recommends that the Grand Lodge authorize the Grand Secretary to issue a Certificate of Good Standing to Eugene C. McCoy. The Charter of Portageville Lodge No. 166 was surrendered by vote of the members on March 5, 1964. Edd M. Moody, Jr., a member of said Lodge was suspended for non-payment of dues on June I, 1961. Under date of March 30, 1965, Edd M. Moody, Jr., filed a petition with the Grand Secretary requesting a certificate of good standing in order that he might petition a Lodge for membership. His petition was accompanied by his check for $20.00. Everett Easley, a member of Portageville Lodge No. 166, in the spring of 1964 sent his check to the Secretary of said Lodge to pay his dues. His check was returned and he was advised that the Lodge had surrendered its charter.


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Under date of July 13, 1965 Everett Easley filed a request to be reinstated with the Grand Secretary. His petition was accompanied by his check for $20.00. Your committee recommends that each of these petitioners be restored to good standing and that the Grand Secretary be authorized to issue to each a certificate of good standing as provided by Section 7.250 of the By-Laws. Respectfully submitted, CHARLES L. CHALENDER, Chairman, HERBERT C. HOFFMAN, LLOYD S. MORGAN, JR., HARRY H. BALSIGER.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC EDUCATION

W. Bro. John .'1'. Suesens presented the report of the Committee on Masonic Education which was adopted, and which is as follows: To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: This M. W. Grand Lodge, through its Committee on Masonic Education, was host for the first time to the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education. That annual conference, the 15th, was at Moolah Temple, St. Louis, Oct. 22-24, 1964. The 65 Masons registered included 59 from the 12 conference-member Grand Lodges of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In addition, there were four visitors from Arkansas, a program participant from Texas and a visitor from Washington, D. C. . Representatives of this M. W. Grand Lodge at the conference included M. W. Brother George F. Morrison, grand master, who welcomed delegates; R. W. Brother Ira T. Gragg, grand chaplain, who gave the invocation opening the conference; R. W. Brother William R. Denslow, junior grand warden, who read a paper as part of the conference program; R. W. Brother Elmer W. Wagner, grand secretary, and W. Brother John Black Vrooman, editor of The Freemason. These appointed members of the Committee on Masonic Education were present: ~. Brother Lewis C. (Wes) Cook, chairman of the program committee for the conference; 'V. Brother O. Wes Konering, chairman in charge of the reception and entertainment; R. W. Brother Robert H. Arnold, and R. W. Brother John T. Suesens. The other two appointed members of the committee, M. W. Brother Frank P. Briggs and M. W. Brother Harold O. Grauel, were unable to attend. This M. 'V. Grand Lodge, through its Ways and Means Committee, allowed the Committee on Masonic Education the sum of $1,000 with which to pay conference expenses. The Committee on Masonic Education is happy to report that the unexpended balance it returned to this M. W. Grand Lodge at the close of the fiscal year included $638.18 of the $1,000 allowed for conference expenscs-conference receipts having taken care of much of the conference cost. The 1965 Midwest Conference on Masonic Education will be at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Oct. 21-23. Two members of your Committee on Masonic Education will take an active part. W. Brother Cook will read a paper and W. Brother Konering will act as a moderator. Indications are the Missouri delegation to the conference will include other members of the Committee on Masonic Education as well as several officers ~f this M. W. Grand Lodge. The Freemason and the Candidates Booklets continue to be the principal means through which the Committee on Masonic Education disseminates Masonic education in Missouri. When your Committee on Masonic Education purged the list of subscribers to The Freemason late in 1962, that purging reduced the number of subscribers to 9,900. Circulation began increasing almost 'at once. The June, 1965, printing of


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The Freemason was 17,500. The cost of publishing and distributing The Freemason continues to rise. During the 1964-65 fiscal year, that cost accounted for about 74 per cent of total Committee expenditures for the fiscal year. Your Committee on Masonic Education would like to point out that the editor of The Freemason cannot print news of events he does not know about. Any Mason knowing of a newsworthy event should see that the story should reach the editor. In many instances, pictures are welcome. Several times, the Committee on Masonic Education sent to the district deputy grand masters double postcards with the reo quest that news items be marked on the cards and returned. Very few were returned. In 1964, the Committee on Masonic Education decided to revise the Candidates Booklets. The project of revision and editing was assigned to R. W. Brother Arnold and W. Brother Cook. Their recommendations, as submitted, were accepted without change by the Committee. The revised Candidates Booklets became available last November and have been well received. The cost of printing 10,000 sets-four booklets to the set-was $1,837, or about 19 per cent of the total money spent by the Committee during the fiscal year. This means the cost of publishing and distributing The Freemason and the cost of printing the new Candidates Booklets totaled about 94 per cent of all money spent by the Committee. In addition, the Committee had bound 50 volumes-each containing issues of The Freemason for the five-year period, December, I959-September, 1964. These bound volumes may be purchased at the office of the grand secretary for $5 each. The Committee also had printed 2,000 more of the leaflets containing information and suggestions for members serving on subordinate lodge investigating committees. Of the $10,500 allowed the Committee on Masonic Education for its regular budget, $9,610.88 was spent. The balance of $889.12 was returned to this M. W. Grand Lodge. Your Committee on Masonic Education is well aware that this M. W. Grand Lodge, through its Ways and Means Committee, does all it can to support financially the Masonic education program in Missouri. The Committee is gratefUl for this support. Through discussions at the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education, your Committee became very interested in the "counselor" system of Masonic education at district and at subordinate lodge levels as an effective means of disseminating Masonic education in Missouri. Your Committee, with the consent of the grand master, prepared two letters: One sent to each subordinate lodge, outlined the program as used by many Grand Lodges and asked for an expression of opinion by the master and wardens. The other went to each district deputy grand master, requesting assistance in securing expressions of opinion. The letters were sent out in March. Slightly less than half of the subordinate lodges replied but the responses received were over-whelmingly in favor of the proposal-265 to 17. Under the program-in use by many states under various namesa Masonic education counselor is named at subordinate lodge level by the worshipful master to answer all the questions a candidate has as he receives the degrees. At its June 19 meeting, the Committee on Masonic Education decided to recommend establishment in Missouri of a Masonic education counselor system. The grand master arrived at the committee meeting after this decision was made. The Committee outlined its proposal to M. W. Brother Morrison. It reported that because this is a long-range program, the Committee wished to secure the approval of all Grand Lodge line officers to assure continuity of the program and the support of each new grand master. In order to secure such approval, the Committee asked the grand master for permission to present its proposal to the Grand Lodge officers if feasible. Most \V. Brother Morrison asked for an outline of the proposal for his study. A few days later, the Committee submitted to the grand master these recommendations: 1. Selection by the Committee on MasOnic Education of a district Masonic educa-


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tion counselor for each of the Masonic districts in Missouri. Each district Masonic education counselor would he vested with full responsibility for Masonic education in his district. 2. The Committee on Masonic Education each year would hold one-day meetings or workshops for training the district Masonic education counselors. 3. The Worshipful Master of each subordinate lodge would appoint as many Masonic education counselors as necessarY--One counselor to each candidate if possible. 4. Each lodge Masonic education counselor would be vested with the full responsibility for the Masonic education of the candidate to whom he was assigned. He would not instruct the candidates in matters pertaining to ritual as such matters are the sole province of certified instructors in the ritual. After studying the proposal, M. W. Brother Morrison on Aug. I notified the Committee on Masonic Education he was calling a Grand Lodge officers conference at the Masonic Home on Aug. 21 and would arrange for committee presentation of its proposal as the first matter of business. M. W. Brother Briggs accepted the assignment of making the presentation and did so at the time specified. The matter was taken under advisement for further study by a committee of grand lodge officers named by the grand master for that purpose. The Committee on Masonic Education wishes to thank our grand master, Most Worshipful Brother George F. Morrison for his interest, counsel and assistance during the Grand Lodge year. The Committee also wishes to thank all the Grand Lodge officers for their consideration. Finally, the Committee wishes to thank the grand secretary, R. W. Brother Elmer W. Wagner, atldhis staff, and W. Brother John Black Vrooman, editor of The Freemason, for their co-operation. Fraternally submitted, JOHN T. SUESENS, FRANK P. BRIGGS, HAROLD O. GRAUFL, O. WESLEY KONF:RING, LEWIS C. WES COOK, ROBERT H. ARNOLD, Secy.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The Grand Master announced that the time for election of officers had arrived, and tellers were appointed by the Grand Master, with R. W. Bro. Harry Gershenson as chairman. Ballots were cast, and the tellers proceeded to count them. The results of which wereas follows: A. Basey Vanlandingham. Russell E. Murray. William R. Denslow, . Elvis A, Mooney William H. Utz, Jr.. Elmer W.Wagner

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.................. Grand Master Deputy Grand Master . .. Senior Grand Warden . .Junior Grand Warden .Grand Treasurer . . Grand Secretary

RESULTS OF ELECTION OF DIRECTORS OF THE MASONIC HOME BOARD

R. W. Bro. Harry Gershenson, chairman of the tellers, reported the' results of the e1ectipnwhich were a,s follows: Douglas Greene and W. Raymond Usher were declared elected as Directors of the Masonic Home Board for a term of four years.


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY

M. W. Bro. Harold M. Jayne presented the Report of the Committee on Necrology, which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: God, who created all things perfect and in harmony, hath in his infinite wisdom provided a release from the cares of this world, when through the frailty of our bodies they become greater than we can bear. Yes, one by one, they pass away. Two thousand, eight hundred and eight of our faithful and distinguished members have answered the final summons during the past year. We have been fortunate in that our illustrious Grand Lodge line and our line of Past Grand Masters has been spared the final call, however, nine of our esteemed Past District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers will meet with us no more. R. W. Arthur M. Headrick, Past D.D.G.L. 1955-1956, died December 24, 1964. R. W. Max A. Wittmann, Past D.D.G.L. 1917, Past D.D.G.M. 1918, died February 2, 1965. R. W. Leroy A. Weidle, Past D.D.G.L. 1929, Past D.D.G.M. 1930, died May 24, 1965. R. W. George G. Miller, Past D.D.G.M. 1959-1963, died May 28, 1965. R.. W. Walter C. Borchers, Past D.D.G.M. 1963-1965, died June I, 1965. R. W. Chas. A. Fitzgerald, Past D.D.G.L. 1922, Past D.D.G.M. 1922, died March 1, 1965. R. W. David E. Ruark, Past D.D.G.L. 1957 and 1958, died April 9, 1965. R. W. Erwin L. Ocker, Past D.D.G.L. 1930, Past D.D.G.M. 1931, died April 27, 1965. R. W. William H. Cox, Past D.D.G.M. 1955 (Wor. Master of Delphian Lodge No. 137, Birch Tree, Mo., at time of death), died June 2, 1965. These distinguished Brethren and 2,803 of our faithful and dedicated members have laid aside the working tools of life to pass from this imperfect, to that all perfect, Glorious and Celestial Lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides. Brethren: Let us reverently stand for a moment of路 silent tribute in memory of our departed Brethren and for prayer. Almighty God, who didst create us in thine own image and has endowed us with talents and capacities far beyond our wills to develop and use, we humbly stand with bowed heads as we remember the accomplishments of those who have gone before us. We are grateful for Thy gifts to us. We are grateful for the gift of under路 standing, that through our rough exteriors we are able to understand each Other better and know each other more intimately; we are grateful for the gift of love, that through Thy love to us we are able to love our brethren more perfectly and we are especially gratefUl for the gift of memory, and as we pay this tribute of love to the memory of our departed brethren, may virtues only he remembered and sweet memories bloom. Amen. . Respectfully and fraternally submitted, FORREST C. DONNELL, ROBERT H. MANN, HAROLD

M.

JAYNE.

NECROLOGY

ALABAMA: M. W. Brother Joseph Clifton Roe, Past Grand Master, February 9, 1965.


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ALBERTA: M. W. Brother Arthur David Cumming, Past Grand Master, December 26, 1964. ARIZONA: M. W. Brother James Raymond Malott, Past Grand Master, January 28, 1965; M. W. Brother Nelson Traughber Roach, Past Grand Master, May 19, 1965. ARKANSAS: M. W. Brother Gilbert Leslie Kimball, Past Grand Master, Septemher 7,1965. BRAZIL (Pernambuco): M. W. Brother Manoel de Luna Filho, Grand Master, July 14, 1965. CALIFORNIA: M. W. Brother John Randle Moore, Past Grand Master, March 28, 1965. CANADA: M. W. Brother Clarence Macleod Pitts, Past Grand Master, April 10, 1965. DELAWARE: M. W. Brother Edward W. Gooch, Past Grand Master, November 22, 1964; R. W. Brother Chester R. Jones, Past Grand Secretary, January 13, 1965; M. W. Brother Harold W. Purnell, Past Grand Master, February 4, 1965. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: M. W. Brother Ara Marcus Daniels, Past Grand Master, January 14, 1965; M. W. Brother Noble D. Lamer, Past Grand Master, February 4, 1965. FLORIDA: M. W. Brother J. Edwin Larson, Past Grand Master, January 24, 1965. IDAHO: M. W. Brother Fletcher A. Jeter, Past Grand Master, October 22, 1964; M. W. Brother William H. Thompson, Past Grand Master, January 26, 1965; M. W. Brother Ray F. Brookhart, Past Grand Master, April 22, 1965. JAPAN: M. W. Brother Takashi Komatsu, Past Grand Master, March 14, 1965. KANSAS: M. W. Brother Otto Reynolds Souders, Past Grand Master, January 21, 1964. KENTUCKY: M. W. Brother William Zc1na Carter, Past Grand Master, February 6, 1965; M. W. Brother Earle Wells Adams, Past Grand Master, September 5, 1965. LOUISIANA: M. W. Brother Rauhman Oscar Long, Grand Senior Warden, March 15, 1965. MAINE: R. W. Brother Everett Sewell Higf:,>"ins, Past Senior Grand Warden, October 8, 1964; M. W. Brother David Logan Wilson, Past Grand Master, May 19, 1965; R. W. Brother John Lewis Polleys, Past Junior Grand Warden, July 6, 1965. MANITOBA: M. W. Brother Frederick Harold Blythe, Past Grand -Master, January 2, 1965; M. W. Brother Harry Coddington, Past Grand Master, April 25, 1965. MISSISSIPPI: M. W. Brother William Carl Seab, Past Grand Master, January 15, 196.~; M. W. Brother William Tecumseh Denman, Past Grand Master, April 29,1965. NEBRASKA: 1\-1. W. Brother Lewis E. Smith, Past Grand Master and Grand Secretary Emeritus, July 10, 1965; M. W. Brother John E. Beaver, Past Grand Master, September 20, 1965. NEVADA: R. W. Brother Lyman Ray Dawter, Past Deputy Grand Master, January 30, 1965; R. W. Brother Walter Stuart Larsh, Grand Tiler, May 16, 1965. NORTH DAKOTA: M. W. Brother Charles M. Pollock, Past Grand Master, September 24, 1965. OKLAHOMA: M. W. Brother Ernest C. Morris, Past Grand Master, September 12, 1964; M. W. Brother Henry S. Johnston, Past Grand Master, January 7, 1965. OREGON: M. W. Brother George Thomas Cochran, Past Grand Master, January 10, 1965. PENNSYLVANIA: M. W. Brother Albert T. Eyler, Past Grand Master, January 18, 1965. PUERTO RICO: M. W. Brother Victoriano M. Fernandez, Past Grand Master, December 21, 1964.


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RHODE ISLAND: M. W. Brother Howard Knight, Past Grand Master, January 1, 1965. RIO GRANDE DO SlJL: M. W. Brother Adayr Figueiredo, Grand Master, April 25, 1965. SASKATCHEWAN: M. W. Brother Guy Hartsel Hummel, Past Grand Master, October 23, 1964. SOUTH DAKOTA: M. W. Brother Sidney C. Voorhees, Past Grand Master, July 31,1965; M. W. Brother Charles N. Hall, Past Grand Master, August 12, 1965. VICTORIA: M. W. Brother Eric Hughes, Grand Master, October 19, 1964. WYOMING: M. W. Brother Warner Byron Jones, Past Grand Master, November 28, 1964; M. W. Brother Clifford R. Snyder, Past Grand Master, December 20, 1964.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES

W. Bro. John Black Vrooman 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 MissouTi: BRETHREN: Requests for recognition by the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri have been received from two Grand Lodges. Your committee has made a thorough investigation of the claims of these Grand Lodges, and make the following recommendations: GRAND LODGE OF THE STATE OF MATTO GRASSO IN BRAZIL Under date of September 8, 1964, a letter was received from this Grand Lodge stating that it was instituted under a charter issued by the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of Sao Paulo, in Brazil, on November 25, 1963. In the Report of the Commission on Information for Recognition of the Conference of Grand Masters of North America, February 23, 1965, pages 2路3, under Brazil, we find the following excerpt: " . . . a new State Grand Lodge has been constituted under the name of The Grand Lodge of Matto Grasso. The State of Matto Grasso borders partly on the State of Sao Paulo'. During the years since the constitution of the Grand Lodge of Sao Paulo it constituted several lodges in the State of Matto Grasso. On November 25, 1963, the Grand Lodge of Sao Paulo constituted those lodges as the Grand Lodge of Matto Grasso. This Grand Lodge now takes its place alongside the other sixteen State Grand Lodges in Brazil. It adheres to the Ancient Landmarks, and the usages of Freemasonry as practiced by all the State Grand Lodges of Brazil. It is therefore worthy of recognition." This committee is in full accord and agreement with Report of the Commission on Information for Recognition of the Conference of Grand Masters of North America, and we recommend the extension of recognition to the Grand Lodge of the State of Matto Grasso in Brazil. GRAND ORIENT OF LEBANON The Most Worshipful Grand Lodges of Scotland and New York have, for some time, had close relations with Freemasonry in this locality, and it has been sug路 gested by the Commission on Information for Recob'llition of the Conference of Grand Masters of North America, that before any further action is taken by Grand Lodges in this country, that further investigation and contact be made with the Grand Lodges of Scotland and New York to determine what, if any, action should be considered in recognition of the Grand Orient of Lebanon. This


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seems to be well thought out, and we therefore believe that no recognition should be given the Grand Orient of Lebanon at this time. Fraternally submitted, ELMER ROBERT

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WAGNER,

Chairman,

L. ARONSON,

\VILLIAM R. DENSLOW, BRUCE H. HUNT, JOHN BLACK VROOMAN.

CALLED FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from labor at 4:00 p.m., for a visit to the Masonic Home. Prayer was given by R. W. Bro. J. C. Montgomery, Jr., Grand Chaplain.

Tuesday, September 28, 1965 4:00 p.m. Missouri Lodge of Research held its Annual Communication in McKinney Hall, third floor of the Masonic Temple, 3681 Lindell Boulevard, after Grand Lodge was called from labor.

6:30 p.m. Dinner for Representatives and their Guests at Scottish Rite Cathedral.

8:00p.m. Open Meeting-Scottish Rite Cathedral. All Master Masons, Families and Friends Invited. M. W. Bro. George F. Morrison, Grand Master, presiding. Invocation R. W. Julius J. Nodel, Grand Chaplain Presentation of Missouri Grand Lodge Officers Remarks R. W. Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham, Deputy Grand Master Address R. W. Bro. Roy W. Harper, Grand Orator The Space Age R. W. Bro. .John E. Adams Benediction ADDRESS OF THE GRAND ORATOR

Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. &' A.M. of Missouri: Thank you, Most Worshipful Grand Master, Distinguished Guests, Brethren, Ladies and Gentlemen: You must know how great an honor it has been for me to represent you brethren this past year as your Grand Orator, and it is an honor to address you on this very solemn but joyous occasion. I trust that God will give me the ability to impart to you a few thoughts that you may carry home with you. I would share with you tonight an experience which is mine normally each month. May I recreate for you one of the naturalization ceremonies over which I have presided. The ceremony is aimed at impressing the new citizens. Before court opens the Color Guard posts the flags. I then take the bench and the bailiff opens court. We are then led in prayer. Let us pray: Our Heavenly Father, Whose Glory Fills the Entire Universe:


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We have gathered here to be witnesses to, and give encouragement on, this most auspicious occasion. It can indeed be said that the farsighted people who have made the decision to declare this land as theirs, and our Federal Constitution as the national laws which they will henceforth call as their guide for the life in this Blessed Land, are in effect being born again, but this time with the brighter prospect of opportunity unlimited, choice unfettered, and course of action unstinted. History records that our Founding Fathers came to these shores seeking God, not gold; seeking development, not encroachment; seeking self-expression, not regimentation. History also gives a resounding corroboration that this way of life truly augurs for a better way of life, a more thorough development and manifestation of innate and acquired talents in a manner which cannot but enrich all the citizens of America. It is at this very solemn occasion that we beseech Thy guidance and blessing. We ask that you grant the new citizens the wisdom to act as proud and loyal Americans, the understanding and willingness to contribute of their talents and themselves toward the enrichment of their adopted land, and the courage and loyalty to respond to the many challenges which will face them, in a manner which will do America proud. It is for these ends that we seek Your Divine help. Amen. The Naturalization Examiner then introduces to the court each person he intends to-and does recommend-for citizenship. When introduced, the applicant stands and states his native land. The applicants, or classes, are composed of people of all ages, from all walks of life, the rich and the poor, common laborers, teachers, men and women of the cloth, doctors, engineers, corporate executives, and children, the latter usually being adopted by citizens. Many civic organizations participate in the ceremony. They are introduced to the applicants and some of the organizations present the applicants with flags, booklets on citizenship, and a few words of welcome. Following this, a person selected by the committee addresses the gathering, and I shall read to you at this time one such address: "Let me at once thank the Committee which invited me to be present today and participate in this solemn and important ceremony. And then to welcome to citizenship those of you who comprise this class. I congratulate you on your decision to become citizens and hope you will enjoy the depth of pride in your citizenship that I have. "I am a citizen by birth, but my citizenship has been enhanced in value by the services of three men of my immediate family who served our country when she needed them-one of these men gave his life for his country. Our family believes there is no finer way for a man to die than in the service of his country. "As I welcome you, may I admonish you not to discard that which is fine and good in the culture of the country from which you come. Share this richness and beauty with us and let us cherish it with you. We are proud to have in the bloodstream of our country the blood of many nations and many cultures. Much of the strength of our country comes from this mingling. "Nowhere will you find more generous and warm-hearted people than here


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"in the United States. No longer will you be strangers or outsiders, but you will be welcomed and accepted as fellow citizens to share in all the privileges, benefits and responsibilities of our American way of life. "What an amazing land is this America! It is a land of plenty, beyond dreams, where luxuries unknown to kings are commonplace to everyone; where opportunity for health, wealth and happiness opens wide, where justice rules, and where the individual is free to think and act as he chooses so long as he doesn't infringe on the rights of others. "To establish and maintain this land of ours has required courage and vision, hard work and hardship, suffering and sacrifice. It has required men and women who gave of themselves instead of taking all they could unto themselves. It has required the lives of hundreds of thousands of young Americans given on battlefields throughout the world. "There may be as many separate reasons for your applications for citizenship as there are individuals among you, but I venture to believe that all of you share one desire, one hope-the desire and hope for freedom. "The Declaration of Independence marked the beginning of a set of beliefs that distinguished Americans from others of the world's people. " 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they arc endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' "To say these truths are self-evident is another way of saying that they are so compelling and apparent as to be undeniable. "First of all, we hold this truth to be self-evident, 'that all men are created.' This is an admission of our debt of gratitude to the God who gave us life. "Secondly, it is self-evident that all men are 'created equal.' This does not, of course, mean physical or intellectual equality. What the drafters of the D,eclaration meant was that all men are equal in the sight of God. We American citizens firmly hold that all human beings deserve equal consideration and that no man or woman is entitled to more consideration than any other manor woman. We hold that our rights are something that cannot be taken away from us nor be transferred away by us. These rights are inseparable from the human person and belong to man's dignity as a human being. "Here in America for the first time in the history of man the combination of democratic government with scrupulous regard for the rights of the individual was formed and secured by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. "Many of us think of democracy and freedom as the same thing. Yet, they are two independent concepts which date back hundreds of years in history. "Democracy is the rule by the will of the majority-and was an active political principle in Greece in classical times. "Freedom is the idea that men have rights upon which no government may infringe. Individual liberty is a part of the fundamental law. We believe that the combination of these two concepts, namely, democracy and freedom, is the best system man has, or is ever likely to devise. "You may be told that you have the duty as a citizen to participate in all the rights of citizenship. With this I do not agree. It is not a duty-it is a privilege. Surely it is not a duty to do something for that which we love, be it an individual or a government. "Ours is a representatiye form of government-a government in which


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qualified CItIzens in the exercise of their right to vote, select those who are to represent them, as well as speak for them in the government. Those who fail to exercise this right of selection should be estopped from criticising thereafter. "Under our representative form of government each citizen has the right to give his pertinent views and opinions to his representative. That citizen who does not avail himself of his rights deprives himself of a much desired and sought after privilege, and he fails his government by being disinterested. Our rights to be retained must be guarded. Step by step-short steps taken one at a time, so short and so li~tle as to be almost unnoticed-are steps that lose a people their rights. Against these steps, against any infringement of our rights, we must be on guard. "Devotion to our land is called patriotism, which means love of country. It is one phase of the virtue of justice and embraces those duties which we owe to the land of our birth, or adoption, and to our fellowman by reason of the fact that we share with him the same homeland, cherish the same ideals, and live under a government that protects and fosters our common interests. The true patriot embraces under love of country everything that preserves its spiritual, temporal and material character. Our citizenship and its purpose must be taken seriously. Our country has a just demand to our love and unwavering loyalty. There can be no divided allegiance. We must be willing to live for, work for, pray for, and, if necessary, die for our country. History is strewn with the wreckage of great nations whose citizens lost their regard for their country. History also discloses that the most easily lost of man's possessions is his freedom. "One who looks upon this great country, full of industry and prosperity, blessed by great beauty and natural resources, unparalleled in its rise to eminence as one of the great nations of the world, cannot but ask himself what lies ahead for America and what lies ahead for the system and the society which produced it. Will men here continue prosperous and free in an age in which personal liberty is dying all over the world? Will men remain loyal to the values and the virtues which alone guarantee life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, or will they be betrayed into a series of modifications and alterations of their basic thinking-the thinking that has made America great? We must develop within ourselves a doctrine of belief in the ideals and principles set forth in our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. "This is our challenge. To those who have grown listless in their appreciation of individual freedom and the great gift of citizenship in this country, let us-you and I and all here present-constantly recount for them their blessings. "These are neatly summed up in a passage written by a refugee from a series of Nazi concentration camps who came to these shores and eventually became a citizen of these United States: "This is what he wrote: " 'I am an American citizen-a member of the greatest fraternity on earth, the brotherhood of free men-because a million American citizens have died and millions have suffered in the wars of our Republic. "'I have greater freedom than any other citizen of any other nation in any other period of mankind.


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.. 'I have greater freedom to work, to worship, to love, to learn and to play. Mine is the freedom to compete, to invent, to save, to invest, to create, to promote, to own. .. 'I have freedom to choose, to join, to vote, to speak, to travel and to walk erect with head held high. I am free to be my own self as an individual human soul. I am free to glorify God.' "To you who are about to become citizens, I say, Welcome! "May you find the freedoms this man so simply yet so eloquently enumerated and which he cherished so deeply. "May the American way of life be dear to you, your liberty precious, and your happiness abundant." After the address the applicants are asked to rise, and before taking the oath I give them the following charge: You are about to take the oath of allegiance to the United States. This oath has two parts. In the first part you will absolutely and entirely renounce allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty. These words are plain. The oath means what it says. When you have taken it you will owe all your allegiance to the United States. The natural allegiance by which you have been hitherto bound will be destroyed as completely as if it had never existed. I charge you that if any person among you has a different intention in taking the oath you reveal it now to the end that the petition for naturalization filed by that person may be withdrawn or dismissed. In the second part of the oath you will swear to support and defend the constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Our fathers came to America from many lands. They wanted many things-the opportunity to work and to acquire property, freedon to worship God according to the dictates of their consciences, freedom of speech, freedom from imprisonment without a fair trial. These wants were afterwards summed up in the Declaration of Independence in the statements that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. The rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence are moral rights. Our fathers wanted to make them political rights as well. Therefore, they built the politics of the Constitution of the United States on the morals of the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution is the instrument by which the people of the United States instituted the form of government under which we are living. Their purposes in doing so as set forth in the preamble were to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to themselves and their posterity. The Constitution has been changed from time to time in the past and will perhaps be路 changed路 from time to time in the future. But the principles of the Constitution as our fathers expressed them have never changed. If we thought that you did not agree with these principles路 we would not want you as fellow citizens. Because weare persuaded that you do agree with them, because we believe that you will keep your oath to support


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and defend the Constitution, no matter what it may cost in blood or in money, we are about to admit you to the privileges of native-born Americans. In your new dignity you will not be known as subjects. You will be known as citizens--and if citizens, then joint heirs with your fellows of the great Americans by whom the Constitution was ordained. Do not be deceived. Every privilege begets a corresponding duty. We promise you the pursuit of happiness. We do not promise you happiness. We promise you equality of opportunity. We do not promise you riches. We promise you freedom of speech. We do not promise you wisdom. We promise you liberty. We do not promise you peace. Following the charge, the oath is administered to the applicants by the clerk of the court, the applicants reciting the following oath in unison after him: I, , hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or of which J have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perfonn non-combatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. So help me God. When the oath is completed, everyone in the court room rises and all join in the pledge of allegiance to our flag and country, and all then join in singing "God Bless America." I then address the new citizens: "Fellow Americans: "May I, as the judge of this court, the representative of our government and its people, who has found your application righteous, your eagerness to achieve American citizenship genuine, congratulate you. I trust you will always remember it as the greatest day in your lives. "Our citizens welcome you as one of their own. This day to which you have looked forward for so long, is indeed one of overwhelming importance to each of you. You have just completed the final service in your achievement of full citizenship under the laws of the United States. This nation's gift to you of citizenship is the greatest honor that can be given anyone. When you go forth from this building you will be American citizens, entitled to every privilege and right enjoyed by us whose status rests upon birth, save only the possibility of election to the presidency of the United States. This citizenship which has been solemnly conferred upon you is a thing of the spirit, not of flesh. When you took the oath of allegiance to the Constitution of the United States you claimed for yourself the God-given inalienable right which that sacred document sets forth as the natural right of all men. It was not you, but fate, that chose for you your place of birth, but it is you alone who have proudly and independently decided that you wish to


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spend your present and future lives in the community of this mightiest nation on earth, whose very existence is built upon the monumental ideal of Democracy. The ancestors of all of us once came from somewhere else, voluntarily, proudly, and with the resolution to be free and to stay free. The United States offers you so much that you will have little reason to look back upon a life which lies behind you, like the outgrown clothes of your childhood. We do not ask you any longer, "Where do you come from?" but rather, "Will you be a good citizen?" The wealth and the resources of your country and mine are immeasurable. Our nation consists of fifty states, united, a government of the people, by the people, for the people, which grants to you life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. No other government on earth includes human happiness in its fundamental principles. This happiness is now yours. Remember the men and women who have fought for it in your behalf to make it possible. Realize the responsibilities that are attendant upon your becoming our newest citizens. Government under our Constitution makes American citizenship the highest privilege and at the same time the greatest responsibility of any citizenship in the world. I know you are proud, as I am, to be fully recognized citizens of the mightiest nation on earth. I can see in your eyes that you are ready to defend the soil and the ideas of this, our nation, with all you possess. In a world torn by hatred, our country, our hemisphere, is God's reservoir of construction. Greater than the immensity of our soil is the greatness of our ideals, ideals which have brought you here. Whoever dares to challenge these ideals will perish under our united action. May you find in this nation the fulfillment of your dreams of peace and security, and may America in turn never find you wanting in your new and proud role of citizen of the United States. Pray to your God that he make you worthy of this citizenship, wherever His Heaven may be, whatever the shape of the paradise you believe in. You are free to worship in liberty on the soil of America. The Color Guard retires the colors and court is adjourned. I then accord to myself the privilege of congratulating each new cItIzen and presenting his or her certificate of citizenship. This is one of the most gratifying experiences I have, for I look into the faces of happy people, whose eyes sparkle with joy like the finest cut diamonds. May I hasten to recognize that tonight I talk to citizens, not applicants, and I would remind you what has been repeated over and over-that freedom is everyone's business. We must always remember it was bought by our forefathers with blood, sweat and tears, and that it can be maintained at no cheaper price. Each generation must meet the challenge and pay the price if it is to be preserved. We must never forget that ours is a government of laws and not of men. The Bill of Rights and our Constitution were founded upon the teaching of that most sacred of all books, the Holy Bible, which teaches us to render unto God that which is God's, and unto Caesar that which is Caesar's recognizing as we do that we must be governed and that law and order must be preserved. There are too many among us who advocate render-


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ing unto God that which is God's, but not unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, overlooking the fact that those who would destroy our way of life do not even believe in rendering unto God that which is God's. We must ever remember that the well-being of America is bound up with the well-being of all mankind, that our lives are entwined with the lives of people everywhere. Anything that affects their welfare ultimately affects ours. We must never forget that humanity is truly indivisible, but we must beware of those among us who too often, although well-meaning, are misinformed, uninformed, or not caring to be informed. We too often take for granted our heritage, but let me repeat to you what one speaker said: "I am an American. I am the richest man on earth. I inherited from my forefathers a fortune so colossal it cannot be expressed in figures: Freedom, the right to toil how, when and where I please, the right to make of myself what I please, my attainments limited only by my will and ability to do, the right to enjoy the fruits of my labors how, when and where I please. "In this dark hour my fortune is in jeopardy. My fellow American is spilling his blood to lie in an unmarked grave somewhere 'over there' to protect my fortune. I am, therefore, charged with two solemn and sacred obligations: The one, not to reason why, but to do; to stand foursquare behind that man 'over there'; to toil and sacrifice and yield up my all to him to the end that his job may be well done. The other, to see to it that when his job is done he may enjoy the heritage of freedom. "To these two sacred obligations I this day consecrate myself." I recall the words of Theodore Roosevelt, who once said: "Americanism means the virtues of courage, honesty, truth, sincerity and hardihood, the virtues that made America." What will destroy America? Our prosperity at arty price, safety-first instead of duty first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life. Is our generation seeking prosperity at any price, a better life that is a soft life, which in itself is a sign of decaying morality, safety-first instead of country first? I have presided over many naturalization ceremonies, listened to many prayers and speeches to new citizens, and each time when the ceremony is over I ask myself, "Have I been a good citizen?" In closing, I ask you that question, "Are you a good citizen?"


Wednesday Morning September 29, 1965 CALLED TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to labor at 9:00 a.m., Grand Chaplain Ira T. Gragg offering prayer. THANKS TO R. W. BRO. IRA T. GRAGG

THE GRAND MASTER: I want to do honor to our Grand Chaplain, Ira Gragg. Tomorrow he retires from active ministry in his church and come next Sunday he is going to leave the City of St. Louis and go to another town. We in this area are going to miss him. He has been with us on so many occasions and has always served when called upon. He has served this Grand Lodge as Grand Chaplain for a good long period of time. I want to personally acknowledge his presence and I want to personally acknowledge the many fine things he has done for Marie and myself. I am sure all Masons of the State of Missouri, through me, wish you God speed in the years to come. THANKS TO R. W. BRO. HARRY C. PLOETZE

The Grand Master expressed the thanks of the Grand Lodge to R. W. Bro. Harry C. Ploetze for his efficiency in arranging the luncheon and dinner for the Brethren at this session. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF

R. W. Bro. Elvin K. Luff presented the Report of the Committee on Masonic Boards of Relief, which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand [,odge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri BRETHREN: The seven General Boards of Relief and the Masonic Employment Bureau of St. Louis, all made reports to your committee on Boards of Relief. No reports from Columbia or Kansas City were received as the lodges in both cities have voted to suspend the operation of the General Boards of Relief there. The Boards in Independence, Sedalia and Hannibal report no requests for aid and no other activities at all. Other Boards report activity from very little to much. Most of the services rendered are commendable, but beyond the scope of the purposes outlined in Sec. 23.020 of Art. 23 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. The report of the Masonic Employment Bureau of St. Louis is self-explanatory. This committee feels. however, that the Lodges which pay for the services of the Bureau, should carefully study the detailed report and understand the cost for jobs obtained for deserving applicants. The Lodges were assessed by the Bureau $11,422.00, from which salaries of $9,240.00 and office rent in the Railway Exchange Building of $900.00 made up the greater part of the expenditures. The St. Louis and St. Louis County Board of Relief reports that the Lodges were assessed this year, when on July I, 1964 there was cash on hand and investments totaling more than five times the amount of all expenditures this past year. This is not in compliance with the 1962 amended Sect. 23.020 of Art. 23 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws which provides that "No assessment may be made for any

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year by any hoard unless and until funds then on hand appear insufficient for foreseeable needs." Full reports of Boards giving activity information are attached hereto and made a part of this report. Respectfully submitted, WARREN DRESCHER, ELVIS ELVIN

R.

POFF,

K.

LUFF,

Chairman.

Kirksville The Masonic Board of Relief for Kirksville Lodge 105 and Adair Lodge 366 was not called upon for assistance for the year 1965 and have a balance of $187.27. Fraternally yours, L. COUCH, Secretary, Kirksville Board of Relief.

JUNIOR

St. Joseph I herewith submit the Annual Report of St. Joseph Masonic Board of Relief for the year ending August 31, 1965: Since our last report the Board has arranged Masonic funerals and had Board of Relief correspondence, as follows: August 24, 1964-John K. Sandusky, late member of Hamilton Lodge No. 224, A.F. & A.M., Hamilton, Missouri, passed away in St. Joseph, Missouri. Masonic services requested and services held August 26, 1964, St. joseph No. 78, officiating. September 8, 1964-A. E. Buckingham, late member of Fairmont Lodge No. 290, A.F. & A.M., Wyaconda, Missouri, passed away in St. Joseph, Missouri. Masonic services requested and services held September la, 1964-Zeredatha No. 189, A.F. & A.M., officiating. September 7, 1964-Glenn Howard Smith, late member of Oklahoma City Lodge No. 36, A.F. & A.M., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away in St. Joseph, Missouri. Services held September 9, 1964, King Hill No. 376, A.F. & A.M., officiating. September 16, 1964-Correspondence with Denver, Colorado, regarding Will of deceased member of Paul Revere Lodge No. 162, A.F. & A.M., Denver, Colorado. September 21, 1964-Correspondence with Masonic Board of Relief, Los Angeles, California, regarding information on member of Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, A.F. & A.M., St. Joseph, for application to Masonic Home of Missouri. September 25, 1964 to November 13, 1964-Correspondence with Nemaha Valley Lodge No.4, A.F. & A.M., Brownsville, Nebraska; Oriental Consistory, A.A.S.R.~ Yankton, S. D., and Abu-Bekr Temple, Sioux City, Iowa, on the illness and passing of Loyd Bailey in St. Joseph. Masonic services requested and held at St. Joseph on November 10, 1964, King Hill No. 376, officiating. November 23, 1964-Correspondence with Masonic Board of Relief, San Francisco, California, and Peninsula Lodge No. 745, F. & A.M., San Mateo, California, on the passing of Louis Johnson Montague, late member of Camden Point Lodge No. 169, Camden Point, Missouri. March 12, 1965-Arthur A. Brewer, late member of Nodaway Lodge No. 470, Maryville, Missouri, passed away in Columbia, Missouri. Body to St. Joseph for burial. Masonic services requested and services held March 13, 1965. Charity Lodge No. 331, officiating. April 6, 1965-Charles Oscar Mayfield, late member of Memphis Lodge No. 108, A.F. & A.M., Garland, Kansas, passed away in S1. joseph, Missouri. Masonic services requested and services held April 8, 1965, S1. Joseph Lodge No. 78, A.F. & A.M., officiating. April 19, 1965-Roy William Davis, late member of Wyandotte Lodge No.3, A.F. & A.M., Kansas City, Kansas, passed away in St. joseph, Missouri. Masonic


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services requested and services held April 21, 1965, King Hill Lodge No. 376, officiating. April 28, 1965-Correspondence with Mansfield Lodge No. 543, Mansfield, Missouri, regarding investigation made by our Board, on their request. As in former years, the Board continues its membership in Masonic Relief Association of United States and Canada. The Annual Meeting of the Board was held January 19, 1965, at which time the following officers were elected: Fred E. Carr (269), President; Clyde Miles (376), Vice-President; L. C. Seaman (189), Treasurer; Paul Priestley (78), Secretary. The members of the Board for 1965 are: St. Joseph No. 78, Paul Priestley; Zeredatha No. 189, L. C. Seaman; Alternate, Hershel Levin; Brotherhood No. 269, Fred E. Carr; Alternate, Glenn E. Swails; Charity No. 331, Orestes Mitchell, Jr.; Alternate, Norman Gaethle; King Hill No. 376, Clyde Miles; Alternate, Lawrence Albright; Saxton No. 508, L. A. Donaldson; Alternate, V. E. Donaldson. The Board has had a numher of requests for information as to location of Lodges and requests for Masonic courtesies, all of which were complied with. No financial relief has been extended during the year. The Board continues its efforts to publicize the loss of dues receipt cards thru the Bulletin of the Masonic Relief Association of United States and Canada. Our Bank balance as of August 31, 1965 is, as follows: Balance on hand August 31, 1961 Receipts: Interest ..................... Reimbursements . . . . . . . ..

$ 975.46

.. $18.34 41.90 60.24 $1,035.70

Disbursements: Miscellaneous Operating Expense

142.87

Balance August 31, 1965 ..

$ 892.83

Respectfully submitted. PAUL PRIESTLEY, Secretary.

Joplin FINANCIAL STATEMENT

$ 51.07 50.00

Bank halance as of August 15, 1964 Received from Tyrian Lodge No. 246, Garden City, Kansas Total Expenses for Mrs. Blanche Melton, 5-25-65 to 8-3-65 Bank halance as of August 15, 1965

.

101.07 79.21

21.86

ACTIVITIES-AUG. IS, 1964 TO AUG. 15, 1965 Sept. 22, 1964-Funeral Rites by Joplin Lodge No. 335 for Ted W. Harpool, member of Grove Lodge No. 187, Grove, Oklahoma. Oct. 13, 19M-Funeral Rites by Fellowship Lodge No. 345 for William F. Kellotat, memher of St. Johns Lodge No.9, Seattle, Washington. Feb. 15, 1965-Funeral Rites by Joplin Lodge No. 335 for Charles F. Wells, member of Oakland Lodge No. 188, Oakland, California. Feh. 20, I 965-Funeral Rites by Fellowship Lodge No. 345 for Lee F. Gravette, member of Okmulgee Lodge No. 19Q, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Feb. 22, 1965-Funeral Rites by Fellowship Lodge No. 345 for James D. Teeters, member of St. Clair Lodge No. 273, Osceola, Missouri.


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April 6, 1965-Funeral Rites by Joplin Lodge No. 335 for Lloyd H. Butler, member of Pittsburg Lodge No. 187, Pittsburg, Kansas. April 9, 1965-Funeral Rites by Joplin Lodge No. 335 for Alton G. Wilder, member of New Smyrna Lodge No. 149, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. July 26, I 965-Funeral Rites by Joplin Lodge No. 335 for Roy B. Creecy, member of Goldsmith Lodge ="10. 1276, Goldsmith, Texas. Very truly yours, WALTER R. PICKERING, Secretary. Springfield The Springfield Masonic Board of Relief contributed to the relief of one distressed brother in the amount of $50.00 during the past year. The checking account has a balance of $464.43 and one $500.00 U. S. Treasury Bond in reserve. Six solemn rites of burial provided for courtesy funerals. Fraternally yours, W. E. FIELDER, Secreta1)' . St. Louis and St. Louis County Another year of increased activity has ended sllccessfully for this Board. Meetings with Lodge delegates were held on the first Saturday of each month and were well attended. \Ve have bought a few more pieces of sick-room equipment and where needed had repairs made to the ones on hand. The activities and financial reports are enclosed separately. To serve the fraternity is the basic aim of all members of this Board, and I hope that we did do so in a small way. Fraternally yours, WILLI W. \VAHNUNG, President. MASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF, ACTIVITIES FROM JULY

I, 1964 TO JUNE 30, 1965

No. of Cases Sub-total Relief: Monetary .... 2 Non-Monetary 8 Not Granted . 3 Hospital visits, made by members of this Board, to Brothers 15 outside of St. Louis jurisdiction. 28 Sickroom Equipment: Loaned 32 Returned ...................... 21 Unable to comply 14 67 Funerals: .............. 28 Arranged with St. Louis lodges Arranged with State of Mo. lodges 7 Arranged with lodges of other states 15 Flowers only-no funeral service . 5 55 Application to Masonic Home: State of Missouri . 4 4 Inquiries: Re: Masonic Home . 2 66 ................. 64 Of various nature . Investigations: FOr St. Louis Lodges 2


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For out of Town Lodges Dues Cards: Lost and reported to National Relief Association Blood Donation: Supplied . Unable to comply Pallbearers: Request received

4

6

4

4

5 5

10

5

5 245

Total

MASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF, STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS FROM JULY I, 1964 TO JUNE 30, 1965

$5,914.92

Balance July 1, 1964 Receipts: Lodges (66) 1964j65 Interest, U. S. Bonds . Refund, Relief . Refund, Flowers . Refund, Sickroom EqUipment

$365.00 101.40 34.60 10.30 77.80

589.10 $6,504.02

Disbursements: Relief Sickroom EqUipment Telephone and Telegrams .... Po.sta?"e Pnntmg . Flowers . Memorials . Safe Deposit Box Salary, Secretary ...

39.85 150.80 216.18 4.00 49.98 20.60 25.00 4.95 600.00

1,111.36 $5,392.66

RECAPITULATION

Balance-Checking Acct. 6/30/65 U. S. Bonds (Cost)

$ 142.66

5,250.00 $.5,392.66

Masonic Employment Bureau We, the Officers and Members of the Masonic Employment Bureau of St. Louis and St. Louis County, herewith present for your consideration and approval the following report relative to the activities of our Office, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1965. This has been a year for many employment opportunities through this office. As some of you may know, this is our seventy-first year in this labor of love. Our Nation is experiencing an economic growth never before attained. We have full employment as never before in peace time-if there is any peace. We have numerous job orders that we are unable to fill because the applicants we have on file do not have the experience, education or training necessary to meet the demands of the employer. Employers today are demanding higher education, experience and training. Most demand at least High School, some two years College, many others demand a College degree in some specific field of employment. Of course we are continually trying to please the employer by recruiting the right person for the right job. Screening applicants for these several positions which we are required to do in order to maintain our employer clientele, we are forced


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many times to pass up someone whom we know needs a job very badly. The qualifications of job vacancies are such that we do not always have applicants to fit such demands. This is probably one of our most exasperating experiences. In spite of the shortage of qualified applicants we have been able to place many of our people in good paying jobs. Also, we are proud of the fact that we were able to assist many of our young boys and girls in seeking summer employment. We feel a fraternal need has been accomplished this year and if a slack in employment does occur, we shall be ready to meet the challenge. Fraternally, CHARLES L. SUITER, President. Balance in Bank July 1, 1964 . Cash received (per capita tax) . Cash transferred from investment to regular fund Sale of old cabinet .

$

.

605.43 11 ,422.00 4,000.00 50.00

. . .

$16,077.43 Disbursemen ts: Office rent Telephone Salaries ............ . Organizations Postage, Printing and Supplies Insurance Miscellaneous . Social Security Tax

.

$

. . . . . . .

.

909.00 649.80 9,240.00 75.00 208.95 222.10 343.00 280.56

$1l,928.41 4,000.00

Investment Purchased

$15,928.41 Total Disbursements

...

Balance in Bank (Regular Fund) June 30, 1965 Investments: One U. S. Bond K-169175K ............. One U. S. Bond H-IOI77 One U. S. Bond F-2746 Roosevelt Federal Savings and Loan Company Washington Federal Savings and Loan Company

$15,928.41 $

$ . . . .

149.02

500.00 500.00 500.00 1,342.77 5,129.94

$7,972.71 $ 7,972.71

Total Cash and Investment as of June 30, 1965

$ 8,121.73

REPORT OF THE SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE

M. W. Bro. Harold O. Grauel presented the Report of the Sesquicentennial Committee which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. 6' A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your committee on the Sesquicentennial celebration submits the following report: The committee met at the Masonic Home on Saturday, June 19, 1965, at I: 15 p.m. All members of the committee were present; H. O. Grauel, Chairman; Frank P. Briggs; Walter J. Simon; John A. Weiss; and Elmer W. Wagner.


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The committee discussed the possibility of composing a history of the Grand Lodge of Missouri from its beginning in 1821 to the celebration in 1971. The chairman informed the brethren that the Editor of the Lodge of Research had expressed an interest in the history as the material for the annual publication of the Lodge of Research in 1971. At the conclusion of the discussion, Brother Simon moved that the chairman ask the editor whether or not he would agree to these propositions: (a) that the history be confined to one volume; (b) that this volume be prepared for the annual communication of the Grand Lodge in September, 1971; (c) that the Editor of the Lodge of Research submit a prospectus of the history to this committee 'for approval; (d) that at least two members of this committee read the final copy before it is sent to press; and (e) that the Grand Lodge be permitted to order as many copies of the history as it deems advisable at a reduced price. It was the consensus of the committee that each of the 590 subordinate lodges should observe sesquicentennial year by an appropriate program during 1971. It was suggested that the Grand Lodge committee ask each lodge for an historicai report. Blue Lodges could start planning now, not with a program committee, but rather with those officers of the lodge line who may be in the three stations in September, 1971. No doubt, these officers are in line at the present time in many lodges. With regard to the planning of a "Proper Program" by the Grand Lodge, the committee favored the idea of a three day session, the third being set aside for the Jubilee celebration on which day every lodge in Missouri that was represented would receive for it" library a free copy of the history of the Grand Lodge. Brother Briggs suggested that the Grand Lodge of Missouri, at the expense of the Sesquicentennial Committee, invite a representative from Grand Lodges which were chartered by the Grand Lodge of Missouri and that a representative be invited from the Grand Lodge which gave the Grand Lodge of Missouri its charter. The committee thought that the evening program should be open for Freemasons and their families and that the individuals sought for the 1971 program should be under commitment by the Fall of 1969. One suggestion was that Tennessee Ernie Ford, an active Freemason, might be obtained for the evening. One member of the committee felt that because this reunion of all the Masonic Lodges of Missouri was of historical significance, the St. Louis and Kansas City papers would run a story in the Sunday magazine sections of their publications. The committee believed that publicity should begin immediately. Chairman Grauel suggested that as a fitting memorial a suitable statue of an outstanding Freemason of the State of Missouri might be placed on the grounds of the State Capitol commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Grand Lodge. Numerous names were suggested as proper subjects for this honor. . Although there are undoubtedly men in the State of Missouri who would be pleased to have the opportunity to contribute funds for a memorial, the question was raised as to whether or not the Grand Lodge would permit the public solicitation of such funds. , The committee was unanimous in its opmlOn that at least fiv.e thousand dollars ($5,000.00) be set aside annually in the Grand Lodge budget for the support of ,the Jubilee program. . The chairman forwarded the information concerning the committee action regarding the publication of a history of the Grand Lodge of Missouri to the Editor of the Lodge Of Research, Brother Wes Cook. His reply in part, dated August 24,


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1965, reads:" . we are agreed that your committee's proposal for handling the history is acceptable." HAROLD O. GRAUEL, Chairman, ELMER W. WAGNER, JOHN A. WEISS, FRANK P. BRIGGS. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC TEMPLE ASSOCIATION OF ST. LOUIS

R. W. Bro. John Burle presented the report of the Committee on Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis, which was approved and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your special Grand Lodge Committee for the Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis respectfully offers the following report: The Temple Board under the able leadership of its president, Brother Robert D. Kerr, by excellent attendance and discussion has indicated its keen interest in maintaining the Temple as one of the great monuments to Masonry. The financial condition of the Temple is sound and the program of renovation continues with the Federal Government's program of civil defense. It is in evidence that the increased operating and maintenance care of the Temple necessarily limits the budget as to its expenditures and the ability of the Association to carry out to its fullest extent the refurbishing programs, but constant effort and thought put forth in this endeavor should accomplish the purpose. The budget adopted by the board for the year 1965 is as follows: PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 1965 Blue Lodges Chapters, O.E.S. . R. & S.M. Council R.A.M. Chapters Commanderies

INCOME . 5811 @ $6.97 . 4156 @ 4.10 . 295 @ 3.00 567 @ 5.10 . 1433 @ 7.15

$40,502.67 17,039.60 885.00 2,815.20 10,245.95 $7},488.42

Auxiliary Bodies . High Twelve International . Grand' Lodge Grand Chapter, O.E.S. . Special Meetings Miscellaneous ......... . Interest . . . . . . . . .. .

$ 4,500.00 . . . . .

1",800.00 3,600.00 1,600:00 50.00 1,800.00 150.00 13,500.00 $84,988.42

Total Income DISBURSEMENTS Salaries Secretary and Superintendent Bookkeeper . Janitors . . Kitchen . Watchmen .. . Cloakroom Elevator Operators Upholsterer and Part Time , Power Plant ......... .

$ 6,600.00

. . . . . .

3,300.00 13,500.00 2,200.00 2,000.00 1,100.00 5.000.00 5,000.00 5,800.00 44,500.00

F.I.C.A

.

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Reserve I'unds Maintenance Insurance

$ 5,000.00

3,000.00

Maintenance Building Repairs Furniture Repairs Kitchen Elevator

.

8,000.00

700.00 1,000.00 90.00 200.00

. . .

1,990.00 Supplies Cleaning Laundry Kitchen Electricity Sewer

.

S 1,500.00

1,000.00 350.00 200.00 8,000.00 300.00

. .

11,350.00 Power Plant Supplies Repairs Gas Water

$

75.00 500.00 14,000.00 400.00 14,975.00

Office Supplies Equipment . M.T.A. Postage . Telephone Interest to Member Bodies Professional fees \Vorkmen's Compensation

$

.

. . . .

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

. .

200.00 80.00 85.00 135.00 250.00 190.00 1,000.00 524.00 2,464.00 $84,904.00

Total Disbursements ..

The Board suffered a great loss in the passing of Brother Henry B. Heft, a longtime member of this Board, who passed to his reward on Sunday, April 11, 1965. He was chairman of the Budget Committee for many years. The case of West Gate Lodge No. 445, A.F. & A.M., is still pending. A hearing was held June 24, 1965 and the court asked for further Briefs. These Briefs have been presented and no decision has been rendered. l\IEMBERSHIP OF TEMPLE

18 Lodges 3 R.A.M. Chapters I R & SM Council 3 Commanderies 23 O.E.S. Chapters (No changes in our associate bodies) A comparative review of the financial statements indicates that the business operation of the parking lots is sound and consistent with the budget. Increasing the income receipts from these lots that there might be some application on the existing liabilities, is the suhject of discussion and no satisfactory solution is at hand. However, these parking lots are a necessity to encourage good attendance


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at all temple meetings and the fraternal benefits derived from them, perhaps cannot be directly related to a profitable venture, as such. Respectfully submitted, JOHN BURLE, Director, ELMER

J.

RICHARD

ROHR,

H.

BENNETT.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE

M. W. Bro. Bruce H. Hunt presented the Report of the Committee on Fraternal Correspondence, which was adopted and ordered printed in the Proceedings. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GEORGE WASIDNGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

M. W. Bro. Morris E. Ewing presented the Report of the Committee on George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, which was adopted, and is as follows: Since the Grand Lodges have extended considerable time and large sums of money to erect a suitable memorial to the principles exemplified in the life of the founder of our country it would seem only proper that necessary steps be taken to properly maintain the memorial if we still believe in the things that prompted the building of the monument. M. E. EWING

REPORT OF WAYS AND MEANS COMMlnEE

W. Bro. William A. Bagley presented the Report of the Ways and Means Committee which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: By order of the Grand Master, the Ways & Means Committee met July 31, 1965, and again on September 27, 1965, in the Grand Secretary's Office to conduct a thorough analysis of the annual budget. In attendance at the meeting were the Members of the 'Vays and Means Committee, the Deputy Grand Master, Grand Treasurer, and Grand Secretary. A tentative budget to cover the period from July I, 1966, to the close of the Annual Communication of 1966 is hereby submitted to be for the same items and in the same amounts proportionately as the budget for the fiscal year of 1966-1967. The disbursements for the past year were reviewed and the budget items that were exceeded, are as follows: Acct. No. 43-B Telephone and Telegrams Printing Proceedings 49 Committee on By-Laws (Pocket Part) 54

. $ 32.40 . 1,062.85 . 7.66

These items in excess of the budgeted amounts were approved by the Committee and Grand Lodge Officers. You wiII note that the overall expenditures were $8,792.20 under the amount budgeted. The following budget is presented for your consideration:


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Per Capita Tax (Gross) Masonic Homc-Initiation Fccs Geo. Washington Masonic Nat'I. Assn. Fees

. .

Sub Total Less Transferred to: Masonic Homc-Pcr Capita Tax Masonic Home-Initiation Fees Geo. Washington Masonic Nat'l. Mem. Assn.

1965-66

Actual Budget $379,948.80 $378,000.00 25,000.00' 33,200.00 3,320.00 2,500.00 $416,468.80

$405,500.00

$263,572.50 $261,954.00 33,445.00 25,000.00 3,350.00 2,500.00

.

Grand Lodge Per Capita Revenue Plus Intcrest Permanent and General Fund

$116,101.30 12,128.64

116,046.00 8,000.00

Total Current Revenue Plus: Refunds and Miscellaneous . . Sale of Manuals Dues Receipt Cards Sale of Grand Lodge Forms and Books

$128,229.94

$124,046.00

2,511.23 2,113.55 2,160.98 880.37

200.00 2,154.00 2,100.00 500.00

135,896.07

$129,000.00

. . . .

Gross Receipts available for Operation of Grand Lodge

Because of the dccrease in income and the advancing costs of operation, a number of adjustments had to be made in the budgeted amounts to several accounts. The Committee have with reluctance, reduced the amount budgeted to account No. 6 for t~e Masonic Service Association Hospital Visitation Funds from $5,000.00 to $3,000.00 for the year 1965-1966. We recommend that if and should there be surplus in this budget at the end of the fiscal year, account No.6 should be restored to the original amount of $5,000.00 before the surplus is transferred to the general fund. DISBURSEMENTS 1964-65 No. Acct. I. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8; 9.

Actual July 1, 1964 to June 30, 1965 BY DIRECT APPROPRIATION OF GRAND LODGE

Salary-Grand Secretary .. Salary-Grand L~cturer Salary-Grand Treasurer Honorarium-Dr. Harold L. Reader Masonic Service Assn. Per Capita Masonic Servo Assn. Hospital Visitation Funds Masonic Temple Assn. of St. Louis ... Missouri Lodge of Research .. Committee on Recognition of Foreign Lodges

1965-66

Budget

... $ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00 8,400.00 8,400.00 500.00 500.00 4,000.00 4,000.00 2,194.77 2,200.00 3,000.00 5,000.00 3,600.00 3,600.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 100.00 100.00

BY REQUISITION OF GRAND MASTER 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Expenses-Grand Master . Expenses-Grand Lecturer . Expenses-Grand Lodge Officers and Committees (OGM) Conferences of Grand Lodge Officers . Conferences of DDGM and DDGL Washington Meetings ..

3,744.01 4,200.00 892.83 827.02 1,898.14 1,784.53

4,800.00 4,200.00 2,000.00 1,200.00 2,250.00 2,000.00


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500.00 2,000.00 7,500.00

12,300.00 881.44

12,840.00 1,000.00 500.00

3,319.47 1,032.40 52.50 299.10 490.36

3,500.00 1,200.00 500.00 300.00 500.00 500.00 500.00

26. Auditing . 27. Grand Master's Contingent Fund 28. Expenses of Grand Lodge Session BY REQUISITION OF CRAND SECRETARY

40. 41. 42. 43.

44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49.

Salaries-Grand Lodge Office . Employees-I'ax Expense . Insurance . Operation of Grand Lodge Office (a) Printing-Postage-Stationery . (b) Telephone and Telegram (c) Office Equipment . . (d) Office Supplies (e) Incidental Office Expense Incidental Travel and Expenses of Grand Secretary Grand Master's Regalia . . Masonic Manuals Dues Receipt Cards . 50-Year Veterans Buttons . Printing Proceedings .

.

464.65

2,000.00

1,997.53 2,200.00 5;062.85

5,000.00

750.00 9,972.70 297.88 4,500.00 507.66 24,000.15

750.00 9,500.00 600.00 5,000.00 550.00 25,000.00

$123,816.95

$128,990.00

BY REQUISITION OF:

50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55.

Committee Committee Committee Committee Committee Committee

on on on on on no

Correspondence . Masonic Education . Ritual Relief and Charity By-Laws (Pocket Part) Mileage and Per Diem

.

OLIVER

LUFT, Chairman, A. BACLEY,

WILLIAM

J. N. MATTHEWS, J. BENNETT KLINGNER, DEWEY

A.

ROUTH.

REMARKS BY R. W. BRO. HARRY H. BALSIGER

R. W. Bro. Harry H. Balsiger extended a welcome to the delegates, and invited the Grand Lodge to meet at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in 1966. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

R.W. Bro. William H; Chapman. presented the Report of the Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: It has been a real pleasure for the Committee on the Entertainment of Distinguished Guests for the One Hun<;lred Forty-fourth Grand Lodge Com~uni路 cation to act as hosts for the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother George F. Morrison, and for his wife, Marie Morrison. It is always interesting and enjoyable to meet, greet and become friends with members of OUr sister jurisdictions and heads of appendant bodies in Missouri and their wives, as well as to renew friendships with our Past Grand Masters and their wives.


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It should be stated that this is the one Grand Lodge committee that has a ladies' auxiliary and we owe a debt of gratitude to the ladies on the committee for their tireless efforts on behalf of the wives of the distinguished guests. We would also like to acknowledge the help, aid and assistance of the Grand Master, his wife, and their daughter Jean and son-inola\\' Lester Schultz in making arrangements. We sincerely hope that the stay of our guests has been enjoyable. WILLIAM H. CHAPMAN, Chairman, VERN H. SCHNEIDER, LEWIS C. ROBERTSON, ELVIS

A.

MOONEY,

JOSEPH E. HUBBARD.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

R. W. Bro. Harry Gershenson presented the Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence, which is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. 6- A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN; DISPENSATIONS

There were various dispensations issued by the Grand Master during the year. A list therof is in the Grand Secretary's report. Each of these, as we see it, was within the discretion of the Grand Master. Our recommendation is that each of them be approved. With reference to dispensations denied, these likewise are within the sound discretion of the Grand Master. We recommend that the denial thereof be approved. HEALINGS

Regarding the healings reported in the Grand Master's address, it is the opinion of the committee that these are within the scope of the Grand Master's authority, and our recommendation is that each of the healing orders be approved. THE GRAND MASTER'S DECISIONS

Inquiry was made regarding the taking of pictures in a lodge hall. Decision. No pictures can be taken during the time that the degrees are being conferred or of any person or persons in any position that would violate the secrecy of the Masonic ritual. It is permissible for pictures to be taken during' certain Masonic occasions, such as the installation of lodge officers, presentations, visits of distinguished guests and during Masonic services to which the public is invited. The submitted ruling is approved. II

Request was made to approve a group of Past Masters banding together for the purpose of conferring "The Actual Past Master's Degree." Decision. This request could not be approved, for it is not in the power of ariy man or body of men to make innovations in the body of Masonry in Missouri. The submitted ruling is approved. III

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their by-laws. In most instances the request came from lodges that were not familiar with Section 8.080 as amended, permitting a lodge which failed to open the stated communication prescribed by its by-laws for the election of its officers to proceed with the election at its next stated communication without dispensation. Decision. Three requi.red dispensations were issued; the several other requests for dispensation were not issued, in view of the above. The submitted ruling is approved. IV

Several requests were made to approve the use of lodge funds and permission to make contributions to and be identified in the management of extraneous organizations. In each instance the lodge was referred to Page 106 of the Grand Lodge By-laws, "Support of Extraneous Organizations." Each request dealt with a very wholesome and worthwhile charity, and it is regrettable that approval could not be given, due to the established policy of our Grand Lodge and, further, to avoid making long range commitments which could ultimately impoverish the funds of the lodge involved. Decision. The following requests, therefore, were denied: a. "Kennett Good Neighbors"--a Christmas charity and relief program. b. Instigating and maintaining a scholarship fund to be granted annually to a needy member of the graduating class of a local high school. It was proposed that said scholarship would be administered by a committee appointed annually by the Worshipful Master. c. A hospital was being built to serve a large area, with private donations being matched by a grant from the Federal Government. The lodge was desirous of making a contribution from its funds to this very worthy and needy cause, and stated that all contributors will long be remembered throughout the community because of the dire need of said hospital. d. The lodges within five counties desired to contribute lodge funds toward the construction, maintenan'ce, and operation of a building to be used as a permanent site for the Cerebral Palsy Association. \Vhile the motives outlined in the request were most commendable and every permissible assistance should be given to the Cerebral Palsy Association. the request was denied. Further inquiry was made "'Vhat means can be found to achieve the end we desire?" Reply: In many communities the officers or members of Masonic lodges take an active part in worthwhile civic affairs and provide the necessary leadership to make undertaking of this kind a success, in addition to making personal contributions, and lend a great deal of assistance to the organization in raising the required funds. The submitted rulings are approved. v

Request was made to approve the raising of funds for a new lodge hall by selling chances on a beef that was to be donated by a member of said lodge. Decision. Request denied. This type of fund raising cannot be approved, for Freemasonry docs not engage in nor condone raffies or games of chance by individuals or lodges. The submitted ruling is approved. VI

Under Section 13.100 and Section 13.110 of our Grand Lodge By-laws, dispensa. tions were granted t6 confer the degrees on petitioners with the following physical handicaps: club foot; lost four fingers on right hand, but has most of thumb; bad eyes: not fully developed right hand: stiff right leg: walks with crutches-


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can kneel with assistance; wears hearing aid;' with· understandirig that artificia:I appliance is' to be ignored during conferring of degrees. • The foI'lmving requests were not approved, as the petitioners were considered disqualified: . . a. Missing right hand; petitioner wore a hook and did not possess an artificial hand. b. Following the conferring of the Fellow Craft Degree. a Brother had his larynx removed; he did not use an artificial appliance and could not articulate loud enough, under any conditions, and special dispensation to confer the Master Mason. Degree was denied. The submitted rulings are approved as within the discretion of the Grand Master. VII

The following requests for permission to solicit lodges for contributions or donations were denied: . a. The Acacia Fraterni'ty', Warrensburg, Missouri wanted to write all of the lodges in Missouri, asking for a small donation which would be contributed to the March of Dimes, in order to win a campus contest. b. A lodge which is contemplating the erection of a new lodge hall requested permission to circulate a letter to all of the lodges in the 33rd and 57th Masonic Districts, encouraging the Worshipful Masters and the line officers to authorize the printing of their names in a program book .at $1.00 pername. c. The Past Matrons and Past Patrons Club of St. Louis and St. Louis County of the Order of Eastern Star requested permission to send a letter to each lodge in the 33rd and 57th Masonic Districts and enclose four tickets for a card party, Proceeds were to be used toward the entertainment and presentation of monetary gifts to the guests in the Masonic Home of Missouri. The submitted rulings are approved. VIII

As a result of several lodges' with large memberships wanting to reduce their expenditures for postage an investigation was made and information was obtained from the United States Post Office regarding th:e regulatio'ns on Ordinary Third Class Mail; Third Class Bulk Mail; and Non-Profit Organization Mail, and the lodges were advised as follows: Since. both. Third Class Bulk Mail and Non-Profit Organ~zation Mail may be. sealed-which is the important factor and determined my decision-it will be permissible to ma.il your TresUeboard under such sealed cover, provided that on the front of each envelope you show "Third Class Mail. Return Postage Guaranteed," and stated further that this will serve a good purpose, for it will enable the lodge to keep its mailing records current as to the address and will also insure that the mailing reaches the addressee or is returned to the lodge, and at the same time effect a saving in mailing costs. In all cases the lodges must comply with the postal regulations; the words "Third Class" on sealed envel· opes gives the Post Office Department permission to' open them' for inspection when they think it necessary. Any letter containing matter of a' confidential nature should be sent First Class. Any matter that might be considered as a duo'must be sent First Class. The' Trestleboard in which is published lists of petitioners, reo jections, suspensions, etc. must s~ill be' mailed ii1' sealed envelopes. The submitted ruling is approved. IX

. A'''.lodge w~~te.;·' ;;f~'i~ pla~n~<i~io. write each member of the lodge after each meet};n,g. ,Wop~d iL.bepenpi~~}ble:,fo give.fullaccount ·of the minutes. of last me.eling. ,.It seeJIls}Q pethat ther~:.are so!?e things that you would want sent in


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that way. You would give notice of application for membership and also result of balloL" Decision. An exact copy of the minutes should not be reproduced; however, the pertinent information and items of interest could be mentioned in a newsletter and sent to the members and the mailing should comply with Section 25.070. The submitted ruling is approved.

x A lodge inquired whether a member is entitled to a Certificate of Good Standing for the purpose of transferring his membership before he paid his dues for the current year. Decision. Until such time as a lodge suspends a member for non-payment of dues. he is considered to be a member in good standing and is entitled to a Certificate of Good Standing. Section 20.010 of the Grand Lodge By-laws provides that, before the request of a Master Mason for a dimit may be granted, his dues shall have been fully paid. Section 20.030, by reference thereto, makes the same ruly apply in the case of an application for a Certificate of Good Standing. Accordingly, the committee disapproves the ruling of the Grand Master to the extent of precluding it from amounting to a precedent at variance with the above mentioned by-law provisions in the handling of any future case. It is approved to the extent of being simply a determination within the prerogative of the Grand Master as disposition of the matter in the case of any Certificate of Good Standing which already has been issued thereunder. ' Approved. XI

A lodge wrote: "Our installation is open to all but follows a regular meeting. Some memhers object to this, as it causes their wives and friends to wait until'the meeting is over. They have been doing it this way for years and now suddenly they , find it an imposition for the outsiders to have to wait." Decision. If the installation-is held at the time and place of a Stated Communication established by the by-laws of the lodge, the 'lodge must be opened. The-lodge by-laws can be amended to leave the date for installation to the discretion of the incoming Master. He can select a date other than the night of your regular meeting. The submitted rulin.g is approved. ".. ' . XU

1. A lodge wrote: "Can a ,lodg~ make by-laws ,wtiere it can set aside, special funds for things such as charity, carpet, lib!ary funds, etc. they. might see a need for?" Decision. They were referred to Section 9.050 Lodge Budget and further advised that if the lodge wishes to engage in a Masonic charity this should b~ encouraged. Lodge funds properly budgeted can be ,used to furnish the lodge room; purchase a carpet or other necessary appurtenances. 2. The same lodge inquired further: ','Can a lodge rais~ its dues apd set aside this extra money, for special funds?" Decision. A lodge c~m raise its dues ;and <;an p:r~pare a budget to illclude specific itemized expenditures a,~ outJineg inSect,ion ~.050. If the program the lodge is considering is of such magnitude tha't it warrants separate conside!:ation, it would be well to become acquainte,d with Section 9.070, which permits the formation of non-profit corporations to l1old,title to, and maintain all or any part of)he property of the lodge. ," The,~u~mitte(;ln~pqg.i.~apprpv~d.


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A lodge which owned a cemetery prior to 1900 advised that the cemetery is practically full and has not been used for sometime. The upkeep of the cemetery is the problem and has been taken care of by the brethren. They asked if they might proceed to form a corporation, write each of the lot owners or their descendants for a donation to a fund to be established and governed by the contemplated corporation. The proceeds from this fund to be used to maintain the cemetery on a perpetual basis. Decision. The lodge was advised there is no objection to their forming a nonprofit cemetery corporation under the Missouri Non-Profit Laws and asking the assistaI1ce of the lot owners for funds to maintain the cemetery, provided that the lodge have an attorney draw the papers for the formation of the corporation, so that they will get started properly as a corporation under the statute. The submitted ruling is approved. XIV

1. A lodge which owned and operated a cemetery prior to October I, 1947 desired to purchase additional real estate adjacent to the present cemetery. Decision. Under Section 9.150 approval was given for the lodge to purchase additional adjacent real estate for cemetery use. 2. In purchasing the additional real estate the lodge desired to set up a separate entity by incorporating by pro forma decree as a non-profit organization. Decision. Contemplated action approved under Section 9.070. 3. The lodge had for many years identified and operated the cemetery under the name "Tipton Masonic Cemetery Association." In setting up the new corporation they desired to use the name "Tipton A.F. & A.M. Cemetery Association," and advised that if this name could not be used they preferred "Tipton Cemetery Association." Decision. Under Section 25.110 the name "Tipton A.F. & A.M. Cemetery Association" could not be approved. In lieu thereof, the lodge selected the name "Tipton Cemetery Association." The lodge was advised that this name can be used. The submitted ruling is approved. xv

Bismarck Lodge No. 41, A.F. & A.M. advised that: "For over fifty years we have had a cemetery at the edge of Bismarck. There have been no restrictions on lot ownership and as a result we have sold lots to Masons and non-Masons throughout this area. Last year we sold the last of our lots. Throughout these years we have depended on voluntary contributions to see that the grass was kept mowed and everything in good order. Some years the contributions have taken care of the upkeep and in others,the lodge has had to go into the cemetery account to maintain the cemetery. "When the cemetery was set up, there was no provision made for perpetual care. All funds from the sale of lots went into the special lodge cemetery account. There was no agreement made at inception as to how the cemetery would be maintained and what would be done with the fund balance in the cemetery account. "All of the funds and -accounts are in the lodge name under their separate accounts and are administered through the regular channels of the Master, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Lodge." Decision. The matter was referred to the Chairman of the Building Supervisory Board under Section 9.070, and the following reply was made: "The best way to provide for the maintenance and care of the cemetery, as well as insure a permanent depository for cemetery funds, is through the medium of a non-profit cor-


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poration. We therefore suggest that you organize a non-profit corporation under the 'General Not for Profit Corporation Act' and transfer the cemetery property and the cemetery funds to that account. The Master, Secretary, and Treasurer can serve as officers of the corporation. This corporation then could seek contributions from the lot owners and others that have loved ones in the cemetery. It could make permanent arrangements for the care and upkeep of the graves, and could hold and invest the cemetery fu'nds that your lodge has for cemetery usc" as well as additional contributions, and there would be no question as to the continuity of the cemetery ownership or operation. The provisions that you refer to that in the event the corporation is terminated for any reason, the funds could be transmitted to Bismarck Lodge or the Grand Lodge, as the case might be, can be incorporated in the corporate minutes. .If the lodge desires, the proceeds from the sale of the four acres across the road could be added to the cemetery funds held by the corporation. This plan would also eliminate the possibility that lodge members, in an unguarded moment, might want to spend the money for other purposes." XVI

Inquiry was made as to whether in lieu of a stenographer in a Masonic Trial, the testimony could be taken on a recording machine. Decision. Approved if all who participate in the recording of the testimony are Master Masons in good standing. The tape and transcript, if made, must be retained for the permanent records of the Grand Lodge. (See Section 30.170.) The submitted ruling is approved. XVII

Upon request of Palestine Lodge No. 241, A.F. & A.M., Wentzville Lodge No. 46, A.F. & A.M., and Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260, A.F. & A.M., being all of the lodges which are located in St. Charles County of the 30th Masonic District, for concurrent jurisdiction to be established, I approved the establishment of concurrent jurisdiction effective June 7, 1965, between all of the lodges in St. Charles County, Missouri. The submitted ruling is approved. XVlll

Request for a dispensation to form a new lodge at Portageville, Missouri was received by me on March 5, 1965, exactly one year from the date that the Charter of Portageville Lodge No. 166 was surrendered. Decision. Dispensation was not granted, for the District Deputy Grand Master of the District in which the lodge is to be located could not, and did not certify that the interest of Freemasonry will be advanced by the formation of the proposed new lodge. Further, the Certificate of Approval from Wardell Lodge No. 665, A.F. & A.M., Wardell, Missouri, was dated May 18, 1964; the Certificate of Approval from Point Pleasant Lodge No. 176, A.F. & A.M., Conran, Missouri, was dated April 10, 1964. Both were prior to the date that I became Grand Master and, further, prior to the election and installation of the current officers in both lodges. The submitted ruling is approved. XIX,

On March 12, 1965, a lodge wrote and inquired as to the validity of dues cards in possession of former members of Portageville Lodge No. 166 (Extinct) and, also, as to the status of Certificates of Good Standing.


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Decision. The Certificates of Good Standing, one year after the date of issue become dimits, and the holder of same is not entitled to any Masonic privileges except the right to petition a lodge for affiliation. The dues cards which read that the Brother is a member in good standing of Portageville Lodge No. 166 "For the year ending December 31, 1964" would, in a subordinate lodge, be evidence of good standing until June I, 1965; however, this would not apply to an extinct lodge, and such is the status of Portageville Lodge No. 166. Therefore, when a visitor signs the register he would have to indicate, of necessity, the lodge in which he holds membership. When the Certificates of Good Standing became dimits on March 5, 1965, the dues cards on the same date terminated as evidence of good standing and the visitor was unable to indicate his membership in any lodge. The Tilers of all lodges are responsible for suffering none to pass or repass, but such as are duly qualified. The action taken by a Tiler in not admitting visitors under the above circumstances was approved. (See Section 7.250.) The submitted ruling is approved. This ruling applies only to members of an extinct lodge. xx A petitioner who is a member of the Moslem faith requested the lodge to replace the Holy Bible with the Koran. Decision. ~he lodge was advised that it is permissible for the Koran to be placed on the altar alongside of the Holy Bible, so that his hand can rest upon both books; however, the Kora'n cannot be placed upon the Holy Bible, nor replace same. The Missouri ritual and language must be adhered to in its entirety without exception. ' The submitted ruling is app~oved as being tantamount to a dispensation .issued by the Grand Master for this particular instance only. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF BY路LAWS SEC.

25.010

The proposed amendment to the above section was offered at the '1964 Communi路 cation and referred to the Jurisprudence Committee, sa.id proposed amendment reading as follows: ., Be It Resolved,' By the Most -Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F; & A:M. of Missouri: That Section 25.010 be amended by adding thereto the following: " A visitor shall not be admitted into any lodge, if a member of such lodge, who is present, objects; provided, that no objection shall be valid against the Gr'.lnd: Master, nor any Grand Officer visiting, nor anyone especially deputed by the Grand Master to visit said lodge, nor a Master Mason in good standing who is acting as counsel for a Brother on trial. Such objection shall not extend . beyond the meeting at which it is made and shall not be recorded. Your- Jurisprudence Committee has carefully considered this proposed amend路 'ment. It is the recommendation of the committee that this, in its present form, be not adopted as an addition to Section 25.010; but that, as a'substitute therefor, an addition to Section 25.040 be adopted, so that said section shall read as follows: Section 25.040.' When Master May Exclude a Freemason. The acting Master may exclude from a lodge a Freemason whose perverseness or contumacy interferes with the proper working of the lodge, or disturbs its harmony, or on objection of any member of the lodge to the presence of any visitor from another lodge. Your committee feels that the present Section 25.040 is sufficient with the addition of the language following the word "harmony"-to permit the Worshipful Master and the brethren to have complete control of the admission of visiting brethren. We recommend the adoption of the substitute amendment hereinabove set forth.


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI SECTION'13.140. HEALING

The amendment Was offered to the Grand Lodge at its 1961 Communication, reading as follows: Every Freemason, who has received the three degrees from a sub~rdinate lodge of Missouri and who has been recognized or accepted as a Master Mason and has been issued a. dues card by his lodge for five consecutive years, shall be conclusively presumed to have received his three degrees regularly and legally. ' Your committee has carefully considered this proposed amendment and recommends that Section 13.140 be amended so it will read as follows: Sec. 13.140. When it appears to the satisfaction of the Grand Master that any degree has been irregularly or illegally conferred on any candidate, by or for any Missouri' lodge without the fault of the candidate, the Grand Master may cause the candidate to be healed; provided, however, that anyone who has so received the three degrees from a subordinate lodge of Missouri and who has been recognized or accepted as a Master Mason and has been issued a dues card by his lodge for five consecutive years shall be conclusively presumed to have received his three degrees regularly and legally. The Grand Master may order a hearing to develop the facts. This section does not alter the law relative to Masonic offenses. The candidate is not required, to pay a fee for being healed. This is a substitute motion and we move and recommend its adoption in the place of the proposed amendment above stated. Referred back to Jurisprudence Committee for study and report to 1966 Grand Lodge Session. PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS SEC.

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At the 1963 Communication of the Grand Lodge the following an amendment of Sec. 2.010.

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The Grand Master, with the concurrence of the Deputy Grand Master; the Seni9.r Gr~ndWarden and the Junior Grand Warden, or any, two of them, is authorized and empowered to compromise, settle, discharge' and release all ciaims, demands, and pending litigation, deliver Deeds of ConveyaQce,Con. tracts, Bills of Sale and Stipulations to accomplish said results, and to employ attonl'eys to represent the Grand Lodge in connection therewith. ' Your committee feels that this power should not be limited from year to year, or to any particular cases, and accordingly herewith offers the following' substit'ute amendment: The Grand Master, by means of a written instrument, with' the concurrence by: signatures thereon of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand ~arden and the Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them, is authorized an,d empow~ ered to enforce, compromise, settle, discharge or release any and all, claims! demands, causes of action and pending or anticipated liti,gat,ion,. i,neluding authority and power to execute and deliver, deeds of conveY!l~ce, contra:cts, bills, of sale,路 stipulations and any a,nd, all ,other' instrument~; that may"be necessary or .required to effectuate ~uch purposes; and to cmpl~y"at the expense of the Grand Lodge, legal ,counsel to represent ~he ~!a~d Lodge, i~ connection therewith. We move the adoption of this amendment.


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COMMERCIAL USE AND POLITICAL ADVERTISING PROHIBITED

At the 1964 Communication of the Grand Lodge the following proposed amendment was offered and referred to the Jurisprudence Committee: Repeal and re-enact Section to read as follows: Use of the word "Masonic" or any other term, sign or symbol of Freemasonry for commercial or business purposes and in political advertising is prohibited. Use by any Freemason of the word "Masonic" or any other term, sign or symbol of Freemasonry for commercial or business purposes or in political advertising of any kind is a Masonic offense. Your committee recommends adopting the proposed amendment. SECTION

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RETIREMENT PENSIONS

At the 1964 scssion of the Grand Lodge the following proposed new section was referred to the Jurisprudcnce Committee: Add a new section to read as follows: (a) After serving for not less than 120 months as Grand Secretary or as Grand Lecturer, such officer may at his option retire from office on or before October first next after he shall have attained the age of 62 years, or at any time prior to October first next after becoming 65 years of age, and shall then receive the retirement pension hereinafter provided. (b) No Grand Secretary or Grand Lecturer may continue to serve as such following the first day of October next after attaining the age of 65路 years. (c) As and for such retirement pension, any Grand Secretary or Grand Lecturer who retires as hereinabove provided shall be paid an annual pension equivalent to the number of years of his service multiplied by 2\4% of his last annual salary, payable monthly; provided, however, that in no event shall any retirement pension exceed 50% of the annual salary being received by such officer at the time of his retirement. (d) No retirement pension shall be paid to any such officer who retires prior to becoming 62 years of age or with less than 120 months of service. The Jurisprudence Committee has carefully considered this proposed amendment and has heard much evidence路 thereon. We recommend the adoption of this proposed amendment, adding thereto, however, the following language: (e) Neither the adoption nor any amendment of this section shall give any person, or persons, any vested right. The right is reserved to amend, modify or repeal this section for any or no reason at all., so that the section, if adopted, will read as follows, to wit: Add a new section to read as follows:, (a) After serving for not less than 120months as Grand Secretar-y or as Grand Lecturer, such officer may at his option, retire from office on or before October first next after he shall have ,attained the age of 62 years of age, and shall then receive the retirement pension pereinafter provided. (b) No Grand Secretary or '-Grand Lecturer may continue to serve as such following the first day of October next after attaining the age of 65 years. (c) As and for such retirement pension, any Grand Secretary or Grand Lecturer who retires as hereinabove provided shall be paid an annual pension equivalent to the number of years of his service multiplied by 2\4% of his last annual salary, payable ffiQnt1l1y; provided, however, that in no event shall any


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retirement pension exceed 50% of the annual salary being received by such officer at the time of his retirement. (d) No retirement pension shall be paid to any such officer who retires prior to becoming 62 years of age or with less than 120 months of service. (e) Neither the adoption nor any amendment of this section shall give any person, or persons, any vested right. The right is reserved to am~nd, modify, or repeal this section for any or no reason at all. We recommend the adoption of this amendment as amended. RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO THE ESTATE OF ROY F. NEWMAN, DECEASED

Whatever may be received by the Grand Lodge from the Estate of Roy F. Newman, deceased, after payment of all expenses and charges shall be held in a separate fund, pending action of the Grand Lodge as to its use or disposition, and meanwhile may be invested by the Investment Committee. The net income is to be added to the fund. We recommend its adoption by the Grand Lodge. We respectfUlly recommend and move the adoption of the foregoing report of the Jurisprudence Committee as a whole. Fraternally submitted, HARRY GERSHENSON, Chairman, HENRY W. Fox, Roy W. MCGHEE, CLAUDE T. WOOD, JAMES P. HULL.

DISCUSSION ON REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

R. W. Bro. Harry Gershenson, Chairman, presented the report of the Jurispruden'ce Committee. After reading the first section of the report entitled "Dispensations" Bro. Gershenson moved this section be adopted. Motion seconded and carried. The next section entitled "Healings" was then read and it was moved by Gershenson that this section be adopted. Motion seconded and carried. Thereupon Bro. Gershenson read the portion of the report relating to Decisions of the Grand Master, being designated as Decisions I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, and IX, which were approved by the Jurisprudence Committee. Bro. Gershenson next read Decision X and moved the adoption of this section of the report. Motion seconded and carried. Bro. Gershenson then read the remaining decisions, being XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XVIX and XX and moved the adoption of this section of the report. Bro. Gershenson stated that the ruling as to Decision XX is approved as being tantamount to a dispensation issued by the Grand Master for this particular instance only. M. W. BRO DICKINSON: Most Worshipful Grand Master. As chairman of the Committee on By-Laws, I wish to inquire with regard to Decision XX -the last one which was read, wherein the Committee on Jurisprudence reo ports that your ruling was approved as being tantamount to a dispensation issued by you for this particular instance only, I wish a clarification from the standpoint of the Committee on By-Laws. In preparing the annotations for next year, if thj~ js intended as a one-way, one-trip ticket, not as establishing a


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precedent to be annotated, I shall be pleased to be so informed and it will not be annotated. If that understanding is not correct, .I am prepared, at the expense of our Grand Master-elect, to discuss this matter at considerable length. R. W. BRO. GERSHENSON: You are inquiring of the Jurisprudence Committee? BRO. DICKINSON: Of the Jurisprudence Committee as to what the Committee on By-Laws is supposed to do. BRO. GERSHENSON:.I can merely repeat, Worshipful Sir, the ruling is approved as being tantamount to a dispensation by the Grand Master for this particular instance only. I take it that would mean it is merely a ruling within the discretion of the Most Worshipful Grand Master and not intended to be a precedent. I think that answers the question. BRO. DICKINSON: That answers my question. If it is satisfactory with the Grand Master, I would like to explain this matter. Brethren, as you well know, I am no ritualist. We have a situation here which deals with the universality of Freemasonry. It is a decision which is not unprecedented in this Grand Lodge. We have two decisions of this Grand Lodge, which are on page 102 of your By-Laws book under "Miscellaneous Decisions," stating that a candidate who refuses to swear may affirm. This is obviously a variation, and it was decided wisely, in my opinion, by those Grand Masters and affirmed by this Grand Lodge in order to accommodate the members of a faith which took a clear injunction in the New Testament that they should swear not at all. The Brother who asked that the Koran be placed on the altar was placing before himself the volume of his sacred law-he was saying that he wanted to be sworn on the book which was most sacred to him. The Grand. Master wisely ruled that the Holy Bible should not be displaced, but because this was the volume of the sacred law for this candidate, it was proper for the Koran. to be on the altar. I don't think the Grand Lodge of Missouri should take a backward ~tep; and that is what I think it would be if we say that the holy book of a man who is unquestionably a believer in the one living and true' God can be denied a place on our altar. . Most Worshipful Grand Master, the explanation which has. been made is satisfactory to me. Unless some one wishes to press the issue, I assume the Committee on By-Laws may not annotate the decision in question and' it will not become a precedent. BRO. GERSHENSON: In order that we may keep our record' straight,. Most Worshipful Grand Master, I move mimbet XX" which has just heen discussed, be approved as presented by the Jurisprudence Committee. ' R. WaR. BROTHER CLAUDE T. WOOD: Most .Worshipful:Gran~ Master and Members of the Grand Lodge and Brethren: ." .' I want to give you Brethren, just briefly; the thinking oiour Committe.e. in limiting this to one instance. It was the feeling of the. 'Committee that,',we should not open the door as a preceden tfor sbmeorteseeking admission in tq olir -Fraternity to bring in a路 particular,: bOok; or a-.p'artitulatemblehI.,We thought it best for the- welfare of the Grarld, Lodge',nat to -est::tblisha路 precedent as to the Koran or any Other outside 'book 'or regalia. This.is.' thetinanh mous thinking of the Committee.


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THE GRAND MASTER: Is there any other discussion on the motion? (There was no further discussion.) THE GRAND MASTER: All those in favor of the report of the Jurisprudence Committee as it relates to Decision XX being approved, will make it known by the usual right hand. Motion carried. Brother Gershenson then presented the next portion of the committee's report relating to Resolution proposing amendment of Section 25.010, and the Jurisprudence Committee's substitute amendment, and moved the adoption of this portion of the report. Motion seconded and carried. The portion of the report relating to Section 13.140 of the By-Laws, Healing, was read and Brother Gershenson moved its adoption. Motion seconded. M. W. BRO. ARONSON: I am wondering if that language, even as amended, doesn't leave room for a problem. By whom will the determination be made as to whether there has been a dues card regularly issued for five consecutive years. It is implied that the Grand Master will determine it, but it doesn't say so. It says merely that the Grand Master "may order a hearing to develop the facts," but it does not then say his ruling on the facts will be determinative. I think we will be back in the situation where the Grand Master will have to heal-that is he will have to determine the facts, and in his determination, under this proposal, five years of consecutive receipt of a dues card will be conclusive evidence. There is always a problem of whether there has been proper issue for five years by a proper secretary, and things of that sort. I would suggest this be again referred to the Jurisprudence Committee for report next year to prevent any possibility of controversy as to who will make the determination of those facts. I am afraid this will not settle the matter with complete satisfaction. BRO. GERSHENSON: Perhaps it would satisfy the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge if we would say: "When it appears to the satisfaction of the Grand Master that any degree has been irregularly or illegally conferred on any candidate, by or for any Missouri lodge without the fault of the candidate, the Grand Master may cause the candidate to be healed; provided, however, that anyone who has so received the three degrees from a subordinate lodge of Missouri and who has been recognized or accepted as a Master Mason and has been issued a dues card by his lodge for five consecutive years, shall by the Grand Master be conclusively presumed," etc. Will that satisfy you, Most Worshipful Sir, rather than lay this over for a whole year? I wonder if that might meet what you have in mind. BRO. ARONSON: It may be satisfactory, but you say "rather .than lay it .over for a full year." I don't know that there is any urgency to this particular amendment that requires us to act today. I don't know how often .we have a situation like this. Sometimes the argument will be as to who valiqly held the office of secretary and issued the card. I know there was .an asp~ct of 路t1)at in a lodge not too many years ago. I respond to your question witho.\:l;L opportunity for careful thought on the whole subject-matter. I had ,no un~~r~t(pld颅 ing in advance of what the committee would recommend.


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The language that begins with the statement that the Grand Master has the power and then states "provided however" seems to take away from his power and then authorizes him to have a hearing on the facts. BRO. GERSHENSON: I have moved for the adoption of the proposed amendment. THE GRAND MASTER: It has been regularly moved and seconded, and you have heard the discussion-is there any further discussion on the matter? The motion is to approve the report of the Jurisprudence Committee as amended and read by the Chairman as it relates to healing. All those in favor will make it known by the usual right hand. (Show of Hand.) I am not sure it carried. All those in favor will please stand? (Standing vote.) All those opposed please stand. (Standing vote.) BRO. DICKINSON: Most Worshipful Grand Master, belatedly though it is, inasmuch as there seems to be such a substantial difference of opinion, I would now move, if you will permit, that this matter be re-referred to the Jurisprudence Committee of the incoming administration. Motion seconded. THE GRAND MASTER: It has been regularly moved that this matter be referred again to the Jurisprudence Committee for further consideration and no final action be taken on this portion of the report of the Jurisprudence Committee at this time. As many as are in favor of this will make it known by the usual right hands. (The motion to re-refer was carried.) THE GRAND MASTER: It is referred again to 'the Jurisprudence Committee. Brother Gershenson then presented the next portion of the report relating to the proposed amendment of Section 2.010 of the By-Laws and moved the adoption of this portion. Motion seconded. After a brief discussion the word "probable" before the word "litigation" was changed to the word "anticipated," and there being no further discussion, this portion of the report was approved. The next portion of the report relating to Section 25.110, Commercial Use and Political Advertising Prohibited was presented by Brother Gershenson, who moved its adoption. Motion seconded. M. W. BRO. RUMER: I would like to ask this: Does the adoption of the By-Laws prevent inclusion of the fact that a member of the fraternity in a biographical sketch, such as is often published with the description of a person in some particular situation? BRO. GERSHENSON: Are you inquiring of the Committee? BRO. RUMER: I am inquiring of the person who is in a posItion to answer authoritatively. I suppose it would be the chairman of tile Committee. BRO. GERSHENSON: This proposed amendment was one which was referred to the Committee in 1964 and we haven't changed it. After considering it carefully we concluded that we should recommend its adoption. The construction of the amendment is another thing. I am not prepared to say to you that this would or would not cover biographical sketches, but I should think it would not, because this is designated as "commercial and political purposes." We know that men in our profession, we may get our names in certain publications and they may use our Masonic connections. As long as


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we have nothing to do with promoting it as a commercial enterprise it isn't barred. BRO. RUMER: The addition was with reference to political matters. The first part remains the same. The addition was with reference to political matters, where biographical sketches are sometimes submitted for certain purposes. This is new legislation. I was trying to determine what the legislative intent of this Grand Lodge was in the presentation of this By-Law. BRO. WOOD: Most Worshipful Grand Master, I would like to point out that this amendment merely includes, or adds, to the existing section the word "political advertising of any kind." The section, as already in effect, prohibits signs or symbols for commercial and business purposes, and this proposed by-law if adopted would merely extend the prohibition to include political advertising so that whatever is encompassed in the prohibition of "commercial or business purposes" already is in the by-law, but it extends to and includes political advertising, paid political advertising. That is the purpose of this proposed amendment. BRO. RUMER: I can understand the purpose as stated, but I still don't think it touches the problem-is a biographical sketch of a person who is a candidate for political office an advertisement. It is a representation to somebody as to who he is and what he is, and those biographical sketches usually have in them the place of birth, the date of birth, the business connectionsthey give the offices held; they give the fraternal connections and church affiliations. Now, in such a biographical sketch published in a newspaper or other publication, is that an advertis,ement? If it isn't I am wondering why some of these biographical sketches are published. THE GRAND MASTER: Why don't you lawyers amend the amendment so there will be no question about it? BRO. RUMER: Again it is one of those things that cannot be done efficiently just at a moment's notice. BRO. ARONSON: Most Worshipful Brother's question was not directed to me by 'any means, but I think that the usual biographical sketch is not an advertisement. It may serve to inform people about him. If a man is a candidate a newspaper reporter will call on him and then his account in the newspap~r will have some biographical matters, church affiliations and other things; perhaps his college fraternity and, if it would relate to the Grand Master and perhaps yourself, your Masonic membership. It hardly appears to me that circumstances could exist where that could be called an advertisement. Now, if he puts something in a booklet, puts out a circular, or buys space in a newspaper and mentions Masonry there, that would make it a political advertisement. I think the incoming Grand Master is a man well equipped to make the first rulings and the first interpretations of this situation, because he is in that field, too. I think we are just going to have to let time go by and build up a body of interpretations. You won't get a conclusive description of this unless you write pages and pages instead of a few sentences. M. W. BRO. GOODMAN: Most Worshipful Grand Master, I know not how the incoming Grand Master or any future Grand Master would construe this decision, nor do I know what future committees of the Grand Lodge


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would say about it, but I would like to tell you this matter was discussed in the meetings of the Grand Lodge officers in the year preceding this one on several occasions. I think I am safe in saying to you that the construction the Grand Lodge officers put on it was very much as stated by Most Worshipful Brother Aronson. If a newspaper publishes a biographic sketch on a candidate as part of their news coverage, that is not covered by this proposed amendment, but if a man is a candidate for office and he has an advertisement in a newspaper or fair program and he says in there that he is a Mason, that is political advertising and that is what was intended to be covered when the amendment was drafted. I know that in one section of the state there were a number of instances where this has occurred, and it has been harmful to the fraternity; in some cases, harmful to the candidate, but the intent is to eliminate a statement on behalf of the candidate in paid advertising, attempting to use the fraternity to his own advantage. There being no further discussion the motion was put to a vote and carried. Bro. Gershenson then read that section of the report relating to the Resolution as to the Estate of Roy F. Newman, deceased, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried. The section of the report rela ting to Retirement Pensions was then read and Bro. Gershenson moved its adoption. Motion seconded. R. W. BRO. MURRAY: Most '""orshipful Grand Master and Brethren of the Grand Lodge: I have been told if I was to take the floor on this it might jeopardize my position in the Grand Lodge line, but if it does it does but because what I think is right, I believe in. Brethren, in the first place, don't misunderstand me. I am not opposed to a pension; in fact, I am in favor of it. I am opposed to this pension as proposed here. About a year or eleven months ago this Grand Master appointed a committee on retirement of Grand Lodge officers--those that are mentioned, the Grand Secretary and Grand Lecturer. At that time it was first thought of paying a pension, also, to the other employees in the Grand Secretary's office. That was eliminated. A committee was appointed consisting of Right Worshipful Brother William Chapman, Right Worshipful Brother Freelon Hadley and myself as chairman. After kicking this thing around for, I would say, eight or nine months or something like that, this committee did not come up with any proposals. The Grand Lecturer then, of course, had somebody write this resolution that has been proposed. Now, Brethren, I would like for you to consider carefully with me what this proposal contains. In other words, two and a half per cent of man's salary for each year. If he serves ten years, he will receive 25 per cent of his salary. If he serves 20 years, he will receive 50 per cent of his salary. Now, Brethren, he is to receive fifty per cent of his salary after 20 years of service and if he has reached the age of 62, he is going to receive half of his salary plus his social security. If his salary is $8,400, his monthly pension would be $350 plus social security of about $187, which is the maximum~that would be approximately $537. The pension on the Grand Secretary's salary, when he reaches that age, would be over $400 plus $187, which would be a little over $600. Now, J don't think that we as a Grand Lodge that is losing membership at


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the rate of five thousand in ten years.---and we have a Ways and Means Committee that this past year-I mean right now the budget that was proposed, they are having a hard time staying within our income-I don't think that we should saddle the Grand Lodge with this expense. Again, I am not against pensions; I am in favor of them, but I am not in accord with this. Neither am I in accord with the fact that a man can retire at 62 and must retire at 65. Brethren, many a man as 65 is as capable as a man at 55. Now Brethren, this says he "must" retire. Now, remember this: He can also retire at 62 and he might receive fifty per cent of his salary at 62 years of age if he has served 20 years. Supposing you appoint another man that is 55 years old and he retires at 65. You will probably have two men that you will have to pension for the same job. You could have four people that are on a pension. Now, Brethren, all of the Grand Lodge officers prior to this time, who have retired, have been paid a good pension, called an "honorarium"; it is the same thing; the only thing, it isn't predetermined. Now, the only condition is that we don't force them to retire at 65. I don't think that this is proper. I think that we are putting ourselves in a bad situation when we propose such a resolution as this. I hope that we will reconsider it. I don't want to say I don't want to give pensions; I don't want this one. I don't think it covers the situation. I don't think it is workable, because a man might become disabled at the age of fifty-nine or sixty. There is no provision whatever unless aman has reached age 62. He "must," you remember, retire at 65. Thank you. BRO. CLAUDE WOOD: Most Worshipful Grand Master, members of the Grand Lodge and Brethren: , I assure you that your committee has given a great deal of thought and study to this proposed retirement plan. I know I have; I know the others have. The committee has throughout the years; they have given study and invited suggestions and expressions of opinion. We met Sunday in the Temple and we discussed this plan, and then we invited Brother Murray and the incoming Grand Master to meet with us, as he ,:ery kindly did; took a great deal of time, for ,which we were extremely grateful.- We discussed with him at considerable length the problem involved in a retirement plan. As Right Worshipful Brother Murray said just a moment ago, he is opposed to the pension plan. We have found only isolated opposition to the pension plan from the start. Then we invited the incoining Grand'Master to meet"with u's and he did. He spent-likewise spent a great deal ,of time with. us, answering our questions and discussing what this problem involved. ' After these two informative discussions on Sunday, with these two Brethren so ably 'and capably informing us, it was the feeling of the Committee that the Grand Lodge did want somekind'of a pension plan. We recognize, as proponents of the' amendmerit, that there are many problems to be worked out; the question of finances!, tlie problem of how much pension should:be paid; whether the recipients should contribut to the plan; all those things ha>veto'beworkedol.1t;'" . , It was' pointed out very convincingly to this 'comin'ittee' that'a retirement conimitteehad been appo'inted-a,nd,did no't corneuf> with an'ything, ,and the best' way to get this thing'in motion Was 'to'adopt this with a tail'tiea', on: 1 ' · ' · 0 ••


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So it was suggested that the incoming Grand Master might want to appoint a special committee to make a study of this problem and come up with specific recommendations on the different problems. We conferred with the Committee on Ways and Means as to how much should be paid and what should be paid into it, how it should be financed. After discussion we came up with what we thought was the best way to get this really into action and that was to adopt this with a tail tied on it so that no one should have any vested right in it, so it would have to be worked out. This is, you might say, merely an effort to get the matter moving. That is why we put this in there, so that we can really get to work and find a way to adopt a suitable, satisfactory pension plan, rather than to appoint another committee to make a report. Some one said the best way to路 get the show on the way is to start, and that is why we recommended this. I call attention again that by the tail tied on it that no person has any vested right in it. When you get the pension plan you want, if you want to finalize it you can do so at that time. I want to point out that we took this into consideration. The present indications are that, even as written here, it is not going to be effective for the next five years, so if this is adopted it can be studied, it can be reviewed and re-modified before it goes into effect and we start using it five years from now. This is the unanimous thought of our committee. R. W. BROTHER MOONEY: It isn't pleasant for me to find myself in disagreement-even on a point on which we might well disagree-with my very warm friend, for whom I have a high regard-Brother Murray. I think the Brethren might as well know the background for this resolution. One of the first experiences I had in the Grand Lodge line occurred when Most Worshipful Brother Reader's health was such he couldn't continue to go on. At that time I believe he had served seventeen years. It wasn't possible for him to continue even in that particular year, so it was necessary for the Grand Master at that time to obtain somebody for his office, and Brother Elmer was appointed as and still continues to be Grand Secre.tary. It was also necessary for the Grand Master to think about some provision being made for Brother Reader. I believe he did have some social security benefits at that time and I think that he also had a retirement benefit from his church; I am not sure about that. It was mentioned at that time that, prior to his retirement, Most Worshipful Brother Ittner retired and received half of his salary, and this was done for him back there years ago. It was also done [or Most Worshipful Brother Reader when he retired from this Grand Lodge by the Ways and Means Committee, through your support. He was paid half his salary at the time he retired. I don't find any fault with that. I was appalled at the fact that we were confronted with the matter in the middle of the year, when we didn't have a stated policy particularly advising the Grand Master what should be done. This resolution was worked out in the Grand Lodge line at a meeting. I believe it was' signed by six or more in the progressive line and was designed, not to cost this Grand Lodge more money, but to provide a standard by which we could act if an emergency did arise and would know what your thinking was on the matter.


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If you apply the formula of this resolution to the situation of Most Worshipful Brother Reader, instead of receiving fifty per cent of his then salary, he would receive 42 per cent of his then salary. It wouldn't be as much a payment to him as he now gets. Again I would like to suggest-I am not objecting to what he receives; he served so long and so well, but it does seem to me that we need, as early as we can, to establish a standard whereby the people who work for this Grand Lodge will know and the men you place in a responsible position to do your work when this session is not in operation, will know what to do about it. I don't like a situation that is left up to guesswork. It seems to tpe one of the wisest things we can do is pass this resolution, and if there are amendments to it which you desire, certainly you have the power to make them. I agree with Brother Russell about retiring at 62 years of age; I would prefer 65, but, my Brethren, I have never yet, in my home or in my lodge or in the Grand Lodge, been able to have my whole say about anything, and we have to compromise some points in the Resolution that represents the thoughts of other people. This resolution would be very, very helpful if in the next year some tragedy threatens the lives of our two very warm friends. If it doesn't happen, then we have time to think about it longer, but it doesn't seem to me that some man who serves a long period of time for this Grand Lodge and then has to lay down his working tools, should receive only as much as a person who works just a very few years and then unfortunately something happens. It seems that we need an equitable basis, so that when your money is spent in this way it will be spent on the basis of service and on the basis of some thought-out program. I don't know how this can be improved a great deal. I thought on it quite awhile. Two and one half or some percentage is the only way I can see how it could ever be resolved. Somehow or other it should be done, and those men who have to make judgment while you are not here should have the benefit of your thoughts and judgment in this matter at this time. I hope this Resolution will pass and that we will have a retirement plan for the direction of this Grand Lodge and for assurance to these people who serve so well. M. W. BRO. ARONSON: Brethren, I think I don't have to tell you I have just as high a regard for Brother Mooney as he has for Brother Murray. I think most of what Right Worshipful Brother Mooney said is inconsistent with the resolution. He says that if we had had this resolution, we would have taken care of Doctor Reader better than we are taking care of him. He said he would receive 42 per cent under that rather than under this. I want to say that under this resolution Doctor Reader wouldn't be eligible fo.t anything, because Doctor Reader would have been compelled to retire at 65 under this resolution. Doctor Reader wouldn't have put in ten years or 120 months by the time he reached 65, because he became our Grand Secretary when he was about 58. Under the language of this resolution he would have been forced out of office nearly ten years before he ceased to have the capacity and the health, and he would not have served for ten years. Further than that, with this resolution and the compulsory retirement at 65 we wouldn't have been able to persuade Doctor Reader-that is, Most Worshipful Brother Woodruff wouldn't have been able to pers路uade Doctor


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Reader to leave the ministry of his church and become Grand Secretary, because he could not possibly have served ten years before age 65. We would be compelled always to look for men below age 55, and there are fine men below age 55. There are some a little bit older just like Doctor Reader was, who could well serve as Grand Secretary and perhaps as Grand Lecturer. I think the ages mentioned in this resolution are too early. I think that where it says "65" it ought to say "70" and where it says "62" it ought to say "65." Now, this not a matter of abdicating our judgment because the Jurisprudence Committee has thought long abou.t it. This is not a matter of confidence in the Jurisprudence Committee or no confidence in them. This is a matter of the judgment of the whole Grand Lodge. I haven't heard before that we should add a by-law in our book of by-laws with the assurance that we are going to have to change it, and may change it a great deal. It takes us two years to make a change. The proposal would come next year and it couldn't be voted on until the year after. It doesn't take care of emergencies as Right WorshipfUl Brother Mooney implied, because it doesn't give authority if there be illness before age 62. It just says if a man has reached 62 and hasn't done his ten years of service he gets nothing, although that is not a vested right against him any more than a vested right in him, and it will take action by the Grand Lodge to give him some rights if he gets sick before age 62. He can't retire and get these rights. . I think it is altogether deficient in these respects. So I don't think we can just take care of it by the amendment of the ages today. I think it needs more work than that. BROTHER ROBERT H. WADLOW (Lesterville, Missouri-Hopewell Lodge 239): I move that the amendment-I move to amend the amendment by eliminating the requirement that they retire at 65. Motion seconded. THE GRAND MASTER: We will vote on the amendment to the amendment. Any questions or discussion? (No response) After a standing vote it was determined that 162 voted for and 202 voted against the amendment to eliminate the required age of 65, and the Grand Master declared the motion to so amend defeated. R. WORSHIPFUL BROTHER VANLANDINGHAM: Most WorshipfUl Grand Master and Brethren: I hesitate to speak on the resolution which is presently pending before the Grand Lodge, and in view of the position which I have been elected to hold, I would not. But a pension system of some kind for salaried employees of Masonic bodies has long been one of my dreams since I have been active in Grand Lodge proceedings. It has disturbed me that those persons who devote full time and are salaried have nothing to look forward to in the way of retirement other than whatever it might be the pleasure of the Grand Lodge to give them. Can you picture in your mind's eye Doctor Reader, who is presently 80 years of age, how he -would be anxiously awaiting the outcome of the report of the Ways and Means Committee at a meeting of the Grand Lodge to determine whether or not for the coming year he might receive an honorarium, because there would be nothing in the by-laws to provide for one other than the charity of the Brethren. Much. has' been said about the income of the Grand Lodge. In each year


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the money that is not expended from the income of the Grand Lodge goes into a general fund, many years more than enough to provide a pension under this present plan for both employees of the Grand Lodge. The purpose of the amendment, through the resolution as was explained by R. Wor. Brother Gershenson, does not make it mandatory that this particular plan apply to the salaried employees at the present time, but it will give us a pension plan to be worked out before it can become effectivebefore these men would become effected under it. I therefore urge the adoption of the Resolution as amended by the Jurisprudence Committee. Thank you, Brethren. THE GRAND MASTER: Any further discussion? (There was no further discussion.) THE GRAND MASTER: Will you again read what we are to vote on. Thereupon Bro. Gershenson re-ad paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of the Resolution. The Grand Master called for a standing vote which revealed there were 304 for and 285 against the adoption of the Resolution, and it was declared carried. It was thereupon moved by Brother Gershenson that the entire report of the Jurisprudence Committee be approved. Motion seconded. Attention was called by Brother Aronson to the fact that one matter in the report was referred back to the Jurisprudence Committee. THE GRAND MASTER: Except the one matter referred back to the Jurisprudence Committee, it has been regularly moved and seconded that the entire report of the Jurisprudence Committee be approved. Motion carried. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BY路LAWS

Brother Richard E. Hawkins presented a proposed amendment to the ByLaws regarding Section 16.110 relating to Dual Membership. The proposed amendment was referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence, and is as follows: It is hereby moved that Section 16.110 of Article 16 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Mo. dealing with dual membership be amended as follows: Delete the word "not" from the first sentence and delete the second sentence of the section; thus making the section read as follows: Section 16.110. Dual Membership. A member of a Missouri Lodge may hold membership in another lodge at the same time. RICHARD

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PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BY路LAWS

Bro. Richard E. Hawkins presented a proposed amendment to the By-Laws regarding Section 15.020 relating to the conferring of degrees. The proposed amendment was referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence, and is as follows. . It is hereby moved that Section 15.020 of Article 15 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Mo. be amended as follows: Delete the word "not" from the first sentence of the section; thus making the first sentence read as follows: Section 15.020. Same. The first sections of the first and second degrees, and the


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first and second sections of the third degree can be conferred on more than one candidate at the same time. RICHARD E. HARKINS J. KENNETH MARR REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM

R. W. Bro. John W. Adams presented the report of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem, which was adopted, subject to necessary corrections and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem reports amounts paid for attendance at this, the One Hundred Forty-fourth Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge held in the city of St. Louis, Missouri on September 28 and 29, 1965 as follows: Grand Lodge Officers Past Grand Masters . District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers .. Committee on Credentials Committee on Appeals and Grievances Committee on Jurisprudence Committee on Ways and Means Committee on Mileage and Per Diem Committee on Masonic Education Building Supervisory Board Chairmen of Other Standing Committees Assistant Grand Tilers . Representatives of Chartered Lodges

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823.72 659.44 2,050.16 1,875.32 255.12 194.16 271.76 223.44 184.60 177.80 20.00 90.52 118.24 18,858.96

$25,803.24

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Respectfully submitted, JOHN W. ADAMS, Chairman, CHAS. S. HICKS, FRANK K. RoY, JR., JOHN S. SMARR, EDWARD A. LANG. FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS

War. Brother R. Marvin Cowden presented the final report of the Committee on Credentials which was adopted, and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & 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 456 Subordinate Lodges and there are present: Grand Lodge Officers Past Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Past Masters Worshipful Masters Senior Wardens Junior 'Vardens .

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Chainnen of Committees Distinguished Visitors Total

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Fraternally submitted,

R.

MARVIN COWDEN,

Chairman,

SEIBERT ETTER, FRED

O.

WADE,

JOHN H. HICKS, WILLIAM W. GRAY.

APPOINTMENTS

R. W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner, Grand Secretary, then read the appointments to Grand Lodge offices for the ensuing year. Freelon K. Hadley' . Morgan Donelson William H. Chapman . Thomas J. Davis, Jr. . W. Hugh McLaughlin Walter L. Walker Robert L. McKinney ... Emmett D. Wayland Ransome R. Scott . Thomas Shrout . Herbert E. Duncan Ben Morris Ridpath J. C. Montgomery, Jr. Julius J. Nodel . Will L. Lane Carl L. Radford Haskell Holman Roy H. Rude

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TELEGRAMS AND LETTERS

The Grand Master read a telegram addressed to Grand Master-elect A. Basey Vanlandingham from Haskell Holman congratulating him on his election as Grand Master. The Grand Secretary R. W. Bro. Elmer W. 'Wagner, read a letter of congratulations to Grand Master-elect, A. Basey Vanlandingham from Frieda Boenig, Grand Secretary of the Grand Chapter OES of Missouri congratulating him On his election as Grand Master. REMARKS BY M. W. BROTHER ROBERT L. ARONSON

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think the record ought to show that we have stood in appreCIation for the wonderful service given to us by Most Worshipful Brother George Floyd Morrison, now to become our Junior Past Grand Master. INSTALLATION

The hour of Installation having arrived, M. W. Bro. Harold M. Jayne, assisted by M. W. Bro. Bruce H. Hunt, Installing Grand Marshal, and R. W. Bro. Thomas Shrout, Grand Chaplain, installed the Grand Lodge officers. PRESENTATIONS

The Grand Master's apron was presented by R. W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner, Grand Secretary, who also presented a gold Grand Master's card. R. W. Bro. Arthur L. Collins, of Howard Lodge No.4, and District Deputy Grand Master of the 25th Masonic District, presented the Grand Master's Jewel. W. Bro. Francis Crosby of Howard Lodge No.4 presented an Apron Case. On behalf of the brethren of the 25th Masonic District, a gun and gun case were presented by the District Deputy Grand Master and District Deputy Grand Lecturer. BENEDICTION

Benediction was given by R. W. Bro. Thomas Shrout, Grand Chaplain. CLOSING

The M. W. Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri tested from its labors, and was closed in Ample Form, this day, the 29th day of September, 1965, no further business appearing, to meet again in St. Louis, Missouri, the last Tuesday, viz. the 27th day of September, 1966. ELMER W â&#x20AC;˘ WAGNER,

. Grand Secretary. STANDING COMMITTEES, 1965-1966

Credentials-R. Marvin Cowden, Chairman, 920 W. Monroe Terr., Springfield, Mo. 65806; William W. Gray, 5511 Lydia Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64110; John H. Hicks, Lebanon, Mo. 65536; Fred O. Wade, Ozark, Mo. 65721; Seibert Etter, 10404 Presley Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63137. Grand Master's Address-George F. Morrison, Chairman, 1250 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63110; and all past Grand Masters in attendance. Lodges Under Dispensation-J. Andy Zenge, Jr., Chairman, Canton, Mo. 64843; John White, Glasgow, Mo. 65254; Ted Hinton, Armstrong, Mo. 65230; Thomas Deatherage, Fayette, Mo. 65248; F. Cosby Bowman, New Franklin, Mo. 65274. Chartered Lodges-J. Clyde Butler, Chairman, II Shady Lane, Macon, Mo. 63552; Eugene Taylor, Sarcoxie, Mo. 64862; Irvin J. Freiberger, 7425 Warwick Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63121; William Drew, Salisbury, Mo. 65281; Hollan Fann, Puxico, Mo. 63960. Appeals and Grievances-Herbert C. Hoffman, Chairman, 2800 City Hall, Kansas City, Mo. 64106; Robert W. Hall, New Franklin, Mo. 65274; Harry H. Balsiger, 3637 Lindell Blvd., S1. Louis, Mo. 63108; Lloyd A. Cleaveland, 822 Jackson St., Chillicothe, Mo. 64601; J. Edward B1imm, Marshfield, Mo. 65706. Jurisprudence-Harry Gershenson, Chairman, 611 Olive Street, S1. Louis, Mo.


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63101; William J. Hill, 1354 Home Savings Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. 64106; Roy W. McGhee, Piedmont, Mo. 63957; Claude T. Wood, 116 West McClurg Ave., Richland, Mo. 65556; James P. Hull, 435 Krug Park Place, St. Joseph, Mo. 64505. Ways and Means-William A. Bagley, Chairman (1), Shelbina, Mo. 63468; J. N . . Matthews (1), 1330 Major Drive, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101; Oliver Luft (2), 5434 Goethe Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109; Walter H. Baird (3), 209 S. Garth Ave., Colum路 bia, Mo. 65201; Frank K. Roy, Jr. (3),545 East lOIst Terr., Kansas City, Mo. 64131. Relief and Charity-C. Leonard Gasper, Chairman, 2722 South 20th St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64503; Harry C. Ploetze, 5729 Lindenwood Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109; William R. Denslow, Box 529, Trenton, Mo. 64683. Masonic Boards of Relief-Elvin K. Luff, Chairman, 1503 West Short St., Independence, Mo. 64050; Elvis R. Poff, 5601 South Fourth St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64504; Warren Drescher, 104 Embassy Lane, Kirkwood, Mo. 63122; William NaIl, 833 South Avenue, Springfield, Mo. 63806; Sherman A. Smith, Box 43, Joplin, Mo. 64801. Necrology-Frank P. Briggs, Chairman, Macon, Mo. 63552; William F. Woodruff, Canterbury Woods, 651 Sinex Ave., Pacific Grove, California 93950; Harold M. Jayne, Memphis, Mo. 63555; Robert H. Mann, 101 West 11th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64105; Forrest C. Donnell, 4615 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63108. Ritual-Freelon K. Hadley, Chairman, 3412 Duncan Street, St. Joseph, Mo. 64507; William V McCollum, 800 West Pershing St., Springfield, Mo. 65806; John T. Heard, Sr., 8538 Rosalie, St. Louis, Mo. 63144; William W. Forrester, Route 2, Box 193, Blue Springs, Mo. 64015; L. Marshall Hollenbeck, Box 249, Sikeston, Mo. 63801; Merle B. Graham, 358 W. Maple Ave., Kahoka, Mo. 63445. Forms and Ceremonies-Virgil P. Caulk, Chairman, Alexandria, Mo. 63430; Herman A. Orlick, 1678 Avignon Court, Warson Woods, Mo. 63122; Herbert E. Duncan, 439 West 58th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64113; William J. Craig, 1035 South Pickwick, Springfield, Mo. 65804; Freelon K. Hadley (ex-officio member), 3412 Duncan Street, St. Joseph, Mo. 64507. Mileage and Per Diem-John W. Adams, Chairman, 253 Farmers Savings Bank Bldg., Marshall, Mo. 65340; Edward A. Lang, 10258 Driver Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63114; Charles Hicks, Monroe City, Mo. 63456; John S. Smarr, 301 S. West End, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701; Cecil Darr, Kirksville, Mo. 63501. Correspondence-Bruce H. Hunt, Box 188, Kirksville, Mo. 63501. Masonic Education-John T. Suesens (3), Chairman, 1202V:! Ashland Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. 64506; Harold O. Grauel (2), Box 375, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701; Frank P. Briggs (2), 1132 N. Jackson St., Macon, Mo. 63552; Robert H. Arnold (3), 15 West Tenth St., Kansas City, Mo. 64105; O. Wes Konering (1), 611 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; Lewis C. (Wes) Cook (1), 3233 Chippewa Drive, Kansas City, Mo. 64116. Building Supervisory Board-Harry A. Hall (3), Chairman, Eighth Floor, Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Mo. 64106; James M. Bradford (1), 4165a Shaw Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63110; Fred C. Heuermann (2), 11610 Kingsport Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63138. Entertainment of Distinguished Guests-William H. Chapman, Chairman, 20 West Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, Mo. 63119; Carl 1. Stein, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63112; Lewis C. Robertson, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63112; Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Box 217, Piedmont, Mo. 63957; W. Hugh McLaughlin, 1103 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64106. By-Laws-Martin B. Dickinson, Chairman, 15 West Tenth St., Kansas City, Mo. Q4105; Orestes Mitchell, Jr., 717 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph, Mo. 64509; Robert C. Brinkman, 611 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; Richard O. Rumer, 1509 Washington Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63103.


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SPECIAL COMMITTEES, 1965-1966

George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association-Morris E. Ewing, Chairman, Morrisville, Mo. 65710; Harry S Truman, Independence, Mo. 64050; Arthur U. Goodman, Jr., Box 153, Kennett, Mo. 63857; James M. Sellers, Lexington,. Mo. 64067; Harry F. Sunderland, M-150, Lake Lotawana, Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063; James W. Skelly, 8357 Big Bend Rd., Webster Groves, Mo. 63119; Harold L. Reader, c/o Mrs. Helen DeVetter, 4305 Beachway Drive, Tampa, Florida 33609. Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges-William R. Denslow, Chairman, Box 529, Trenton, Mo. 64683; Elmer W. Wagner, 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63108; John Black Vrooman, Box 402, St. Louis, Mo. 63166; Robert L. Aronson, Civil Courts Bldg., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; Bruce H. Hunt, Box 188, Kirksville, Mo. 63501. Sesquicentennial--George F. Morrison, Chairman, 1250 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63110; Harold O. Grauel, Box 375, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701; Frank P. Briggs, 1132 N. Jackson St., Macon, Mo. 63552; Elmer W. Wagner, 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63108; Robert H. Mann, 101 West lIth St., Kansas City, Mo. 64105. OTHER APPOINTMENTS

Audit-Harvey & Wagener, 7810 Forsyth, St. Louis, Mo. 63105. Representatives to Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis-John BurIe, Director, 5827a Jamieson Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109; Elmer J. Rohr, 11 Sussex Drive, Brentwood, Mo. 63114; Richard H. Bennett, 1501 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo. 63103. OFFICERS OF MASONIC HOME 1965-1966

President, Russell E. Murray, 1717 June Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63138; Vice President, Harry Gershenson, 61 I Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; Treasurer, Albert H. Van Gels, 5735 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, Mo. 63120; Secretary, Lewis C. Robertson, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63112. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MASONIC HOME 1965路1966

A. Basey Vanlandingham, Box 711, Columbia, Mo. 65201; Russell E. Murray, 1717 June Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63138; William R. Denslow, Box 529, Trenton, Mo. 64683; Elvis A. Mooney, 117 North Prairie St., Bloomfield, Mo. 63825; Harry Gershenson-1966, 611 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; C. Leonard Gasper-1966, 2722 S. 20th St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64503; Harry C. Ploetze-1967, 5729 Lindenwood Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109; Albert H. VanGcls-1967, 5735 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, Mo. 63120; Martin B. Dickinson-1968, 15 West 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64105; Harold O. Grauel-1968, Box 375, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701; Douglas W. Greene -1969, RFD 6, Box 499, Springfield, Mo.; W. Raymond Usher-1969, 1500 Country Club Drive, Hannibal, Mo. 63401. SUPERINTENDENT OF MASONIC HOME

Lewis C. Robertson, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63112. ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF MASONIC HOME

Carl I. Stein, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63112. LMNG PAST GRAND MASTERS OF THIS JURISDICTION

Name and Location James W. Skelly, 8357 Big Bend Rd., Webster Groves 63119. Harold L. Reader, c/o Mrs. Helen DeVetter, 4305 Beachway Dr., Tampa, Fla. 33609... . .

Year of Service . .1935-36 . .1937-38


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Henry C.. Chiles, P. O. Drawer 397, Lexington 64067 1938-39 Harry S Truman, Independence 64050. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1940-41 Forrest C. Donnell, 4615 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63108. .1942-43 W. F. Woodruff, Canterbury Woods, 651 Sinex Ave., Pacific Grove, Calif. 93950 1943-44 Morris E. Ewing, Morrisville 65701. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1947-48 Harry F. Sunderland, No. M-150 Lake Lotawana, Lee's Summit 64063 1948-49 James M. Bradford, 4165a Shaw Ave., St. Louis 63110 1949-50 Homer L. Ferguson, 1927 N. Circle Dr., Jefferson City 65101. . . . 1951-52 Richard O. Rumer, 1509 Washington Ave., St. Louis 63103 .1952-53 James M. Sellers, Lexington 64067. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1953-54 Orestes Mitchell, Jr., 717 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph 64509 .1954-55 William J. Craig, 1035 S. Pickwick, Springfield 65804 1955-56 Harold M. Jayne, Memphis 63555 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1956-57 Frank P. Briggs, 1132 N. Jackson St., Macon 63552 1957-58 Robert L. Aronson, Civil Courts Bldg., St. Louis 63101. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. 1958-59 Harold O. Grauel, Box 375, Cape Girardeau 63701. . . . . . . . . . . .1959-60 Bruce H. Hunt, Box 188, Kirksville 63501. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . ..... 1960-61 Robert H. Mann, 101 W. Eleventh St., Kansas City 64105. . . . . . .1961-62 Martin B. Dickinson, 15 W. Tenth St., Kansas City 64105. . . . . . . . . . . . .1962-63 Arthur U. Goodman, Jr., Box 153, Kennett 63857. . . .. .1963-64 George F. Morrison, 1250 Macklind Ave., St. Louis 63110 . .. 1964-65 DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 1965-1966

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 1965-1966

1. Roland G. Barrows, 708 W. Com-

1. Merle B. Graham, 358 W. Maple Ave., Kahoka 63445 2. Leo B. Kennedy, Edina 63537

2. 3. 4. 5.

mercial, Kahoka 63455 L. Dale Gardner, 3 Overbrook Dr., Kirksville 63501 Arthur R. Cullor, Lucerne 64655 Norman Sager, 908 East Eighth St., Trenton 64683 Floyd Eberhart, Gilman City 64642

6. Carroll B. Simmons, King City 64463 7. Edward C. Appleton, Hopkins 64461 8. Emil J. Bratrud, Rock Port 64482 9. Robert G. Powell, 3535 Scott St., St. Joseph 64509 10. Charles B. Whitchurch, Box 103, Winston 64689 11. Joe L. Moore, Box 35, Liberty 64068 12. Vaughn E. Smith, Route 1, Polo 64671 13. Henry Riley, Route 3, Marceline 64658 14. Joe M. Brown, Box 105, Leonard 63451 15. Henry F. Burkhead, Route 3, Hannibal 63401 16. Robert N. Craft, 515 West Main St., Bowling Green 63334

3. John S. Stillwell, Lucerne 64655 4. Charles H. Stickler, 8 Town & Country Lane, Trenton 64683 5. Wilburn Scott Christie, New HampLon 64471 6. Glenn V. Bulla, King City 64463 7. Charles A. Wilkinson, Hopkins 64461 8. Thurlow E. Herrick, Box 182, Westboro 64498 9; Jewel W. Pike, 701 Court St., St. Joseph 64504 10. Warren Gallinger, Union Star 64494 11. Robert A. Corum, R.R. 1, Excelsior Springs 64024 12. Ray Carpenter, R.R. 1, Chillicothe 64601 13. Virgil W. Slaughter, Meadville 64659 14. George E. Grubb, Monroe City 63456 15. Lee B. Turner, 4907 Prospect, Hannibal63401 16. Russell J. Rowe, Louisiana 63353


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17. Sherman Fowler, Route 2, Box 58, Vandalia 63382 18. William C. Durbin, 206 East Burkhart, Moberly 65270 19. Earl Washam, Sumner 64681 20. Charles G. Kuhn, Bosworth 64623 21. Orville L. Livingston, Route 1, Edgerton 64444 22a. William W. Ragan, 2316 Erie St., North Kansas City 64116 22b. Cecil W. Kirby, 10042 Bennington Ave., Kansas City 64134 23. Dallas L. Anderson, 622 East Main St., Richmond 64085 21. Harry Wallace, 735 W. Maple, Slater 65349 25. Arthur L. Collins, 109 E. Broadway, New Franklin 65274 26. Murry E. Glascock, Box 66, Hartsburg 65039 27. Boyd Harvey, Steedman 65077 28. Sterling Max Oliver, Montgomery City 63361 29. Eugene E. Taylor, Troy 63379 30. Lawrence E. Dudeck, 529 Jefferson St., St. Charles 63301 31. C. S. Alcott, 1622 Hayselton Dr., Jefferson City 65101 32. Gordian J. Mathias, 120 East Euclid, Sullivan 63080 33a. Vern H. Schneider, 16 Lindworth Lane, St. Louis 63124 33b. James A. Riley, 7 North Seventh St., St. Louis 63101 33c. Barney L. Arterbury, 6739 Pernod Ave., St. Louis 63109 34. Willard R. McGowen, Route 2, Harrisonville 64701 35. Junior C. Robbins, Rich Hill 64779 36. John Owen, Box 275, Warsaw 65355 37. Ervin F. Wright, Appleton 64724 38. Floyd C. Kuhn, Crocker 65452

City

39. G.

Edward Schwieder, Steelville 65565 40. Vernon A. Evans, 1120 South Fourth, De Soto 63020 41. Carl R. Deck, Buffalo 65622 42. Alfred Wisehart, Route 1, Everton 65646

1965

17. Francis A. Ely, Monroe City 63456 18. Edwin B. Hawkins, Higbee 65257 19. Herbert D. DeWeese, Route 2, Box 60, Brunswick 65236 20. Chesley E. McAfee, Bosworth 64623 21. Paul E. Parsley, Rt. 27, Box 104, Parkville 64152 22a. James W. Brewer, 1006 E. 22 Ave., N. Kansas City 64116 22b. William W. Forrester, Route 2, Box 193, Blue Springs 64015 23. William E. Loyd, Box 126, Orrick 64077 24. Wilbur Hains, Miami 65344 25. Herbert R. Kuhn, Otterville 65348 26. Raymond E. Lee, 1105 Jefferson St., Columbia 65201 27. William A. Gamblian, Vandalia 63382 28. David O. Morrow, 314 N. Harpes, Montgomery City 63361 29. Herbert J. Crosby, Box 53, Winfield 63389 30. Joseph B. Peyton, 1816 Boonslick Rd., St. Charles 63301 31. Alfred L. Gates, California 65018

J.

Dan Shepard, 2 W. Springfield Ave., Union 63084 33a. Thomas J. Lehmann, 933 Strodtman Rd., St. Louis 63138 33b. Charles Goodman, 7028a Tulane Ave., St. Louis 63130 33c. William F. Jackson, 8033 Audrain Dr., St. Louis 63121 34. T. B. Prettyman, Harrisonville 64701 32.

35. Ralph O. Fritts, Amsterdam 64723 36. Lloyd C. Kennon, 1523 So. Harrison, Sedalia 65301 37. Philip D. Trainer, 105 E. Tebo, Clinton 64735 38. James E. Long, Route 1, Crocker 65452 39. Richard H. Kerr, 911 W. 12th St., Rolla 65401 40. J. Earl Landis, 309 Virginia, Crystal City 63019 41. E. Lee Baumgardner, Box 255, Humansville 65674 42. Lacey Stapp, Box 12, Greenfield 65661


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43. Leo Hillier, Harwood 64750 44. W. Larrance Roe, 1815 Michigan, Joplin 64803 45. Clarence Bumgarner, Strafford 63117 46. Loren S. Kirkpatrick, Box 287, Mountain Grove 65711 47. Lloyd C. Risby, Ellsinore 63937 48. Floyd H. Buckner, Box 602, Desloge 63603 49. John E. Crites, 614 Louis St., Cape Girardeau 63701 50. Lloyd S. Morgan, Jx:., Box 93, Advance 63730 51. Morris E. Notgrass, 313 Wa!d Ave., Caruthersville 63830 52. Norman W. Gish, 321 N. Main St., Piedmont 63957 53. Frank E. Harr, Box 189, Willow Springs 65587 54. Charles J. Schaefer, Billings 65610 55. Burl Rickman, II7 West College, Aurora 65605 56. George R. Chesney, 1025 Shartel Dr., Neosho 64850 57a. Francis M. Marietta, 725 West Woodbine, Kirkwood 63122 57b. Elmer J. Rohr, II Sussex Dr., Brentwood 63144 58. Harold A. Reichel, Eldon 65026 59. Joseph A. Grant, Lee's Summit 64063 60. Sol Astrachan, 63857

Box 697, Kennett

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43. Eugene E. McFarland, Box 146, Liberal64762 44. Joy L. Ortloff, R.R. I, Carthage 64836 45. William V McCollum, 800 W. Pershing St., Springfield 65806 46. Ronnie L. House, Box 335, Mansfield 65704 47. LeRoy P. Lewis, Van Buren 63965 48. Leo D. Lindsey, R.R. I, Box 228, Bonne Terre 63628 49. Jewell B. Clark, 218 William St., Cape Girardeau 63701 50. Thomas R. Wilkins, 510 Clayton Ave., Sikeston 63801 51. William Carter Bell, 5II Matthews Ave., Sikeston 63801 52. Ardell O. Kennedy, 2538 N. Main St., Poplar Bluff 63901 53. A. E. Blackwood, 711 Park St., Willow Springs 65587 54. Duane Eiserman, 418 N. Sycamore, Branson 65616 55. Charles W. Werdein, 428 E. Church St., Aurora 65605 56. Loral C. Link, R.R. I, Box 454, Goodman 64843. 57a. Frank S. Lofton, Jr., II40 Ramport Dr., Florissant 63033 57b. Richard L. Kieffer, 1503 Belton Ave., Webster Groves 63119 58. Claude W. Dunnaway, 511 S. Oak St., Versailles 65084 59. Owen S. Taylor, II19 W. 26 St., Independence 64050 60. Claud T. Foster, Campbell 63933

LIST OF GRAND SECRETARIES AND THEIR ADDRESSES

Alabama, Gordon L. Evatt, P. O. Box 6195, Montgomery 36106. Arizona, Gerald I. Craig, P. G. M., 4th Ave. & Monroe, Phoenix 85003. Arkansas, L. Leland McDaniel, P. G. M., 700 Scott St., Little Rock 72201. California, Edward H. Siems, P. G. M., California Masonic Memorial Temple, 1111 California St., San Francisco 94108. Colorado, Dean C. Settle, Acting Gr. Secy., 1614 Welton St., Denver 80202. Connecticut, Earle K. Haling, P. G. M., 201 Ann St., Hartford 06103. Delaware, James B. Kilvington, 818 Market St., Wilmington 19899.

District of Columbia, Paul R. Mattix, 80I-13th St. N.W., Washington, D. C. 20005. Florida, William A. Whi tcomb, 220 Ocean St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32202. Georgia, Daniel W. Locklin, 811 Mulberry, Macon 31201. Idaho, Herbert H. Eberle, Box 1677, Boise 83701. Illinois, Paul R. Stephens, P. G. M., Box 110, Rushville 62681. Indiana, Dwight L. Smith, P. G. M., Masonic Temple, Indianapolis 46204. Iowa, Ralph E. Whipple, Box 271, Cedar Rapids 52406.


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Kansas, Charles S. McGinness, P. G. M., P. O. Box 1217, Topeka 66601. Kentucky, Joe C. McClanahan, Masonic Temple, 1000 S. 4th St., Louisville 40203. Louisiana, D. Peter Laguens, Jr., 1300 Masonic Temple, New Orleans 70112. Maine, Earl D. Webster, Masonic Temple, Portland 04101. Maryland, Gerald M. Pine, Masonic Temple, Baltimore 21201. Massachusetts, Earl W. Taylor, 51 Boylston St., Boston 02116. Michigan, Charles T. Sherman, P. G. M., Masonic Temple, Grand Rapids 49502 Minnesota, David E. Palmer, Masonic Temple, St. Paul 55102. Mississippi, Cecil A. Thorn, P. O. Box 1030, Meridian 39302. Missouri, Elmer W. Wagner, 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63108. Montana, Lyman E. Smith, Box 1158, Helena 59601. Nebraska, Carl R. Greisen, 401 Masonic Temple, Omaha 68102. Nevada, Royal D. Crowell, P. G. M., P. O. Box 186, Gardnerville 89410. New Hampshire, Harold O. Cady, P. G. M., Box 299, Concord 03302. New Jersey, Harvey C. Whildey, Masonic Temple, Trenton 08609. New Mexico, Chandler C. Thomas, Box 535, Albuquerque 87106. New York, Wendell K. Walker, 71 W. 23d St., New York City 10010.

1965

North Carolina, Charles A. Harris, Box 6506, Raleigh 27608. North Dakota, Clifford E. Miller, P. O. Box 1269, Fargo 58101. Ohio, Andrew J. White, Jr., P. G. M., 634 High St., Worthington 43085. Oklahoma, J. Fred Latham, P. G. M., Masonic Temple, Guthrie 73044. Oregon, Harry D. Proudfoot, P. G. M., Masonic Temple, Portland 97205. Pennsylvania, Ashby B. Paul, Masonic Temple, Philadelphia 19107. Rhode Island, Arthur R. Cole, 127 Dorrance St., Providence 02903. South Carolina, Henry F. Collins, P. G. M., I401 Senate St., Columbia 29201. South D'akota, John S. Rowe, Box 468, Sioux Falls 57101. Tennessee, T. E. Doss, P. G. M., Box 216, Nashville 37202. Texas, Harvey C. Byrd, Box 446, Waco 76703. Utah, Clarence M. Groshell, Masonic Temple, Salt Lake City 84101. Vermont, D. Burleigh Smalley, Jr., Box 443, Burlington 05402. Virginia, Archer B. Gay, Masonic Temple, Richmond 23220. Washington, Daniel T. Simmons, Masonic Temple, Tacoma 98402. West Virginia, Julian B. Hollingsworth, Box 2346, Charleston 25328. Wisconsin, Paul W. Grossenbach, 1I23 N. Astor St., Milwaukee 53202. Wyoming, Marcus R. Nichols, Masonic Temple, Casper 82602.

Grand Lodge Alberta Argentina Austria Belgium Brazil (Ceara)

Grand Secretary Edward H. Rivers Carlos Wilson Rudolph Rappos Andre Saccasyn Luis N. de Mattos

Brazil (l\finas Gerais) Brazil (Para)

Sebastiao Duarte de Almeida Arthur N. Figueriedo

Brazil (Pernambuco) Brazil (Guanabara) Brazil (Rio Grande do Sui) Brazil (Santa Catarina)

Demostenes N. V. de Agwar .lacy Garnier de Baccellar Samuel H. Jones Brasiliano de Souza

Brazil (Sao Paulo) Rritish Columbia

J.

Erwin Seignemartin H. N. Morgan, P. G. M.

Address Calgary Buenos Aires Vienna Brussels P. O. Box 76, Fortaleza, Ceara Caixo Postal 5, Belo Horizonte P. O. Box 333, Belem, Para P. O. Box 1415, Recife, Pernambuco Caixo Postal No. 2215 Porto Alegre Caixa Postal 247, Florianopol is Apartado 72, Sao Paulo 692 Seymour St., Vancouver


1965

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Canada

Ewart G. Dixon

Chile China

Oscar Pereira H. Lott H. T. Wei

Colombia (Barranquilla)

Ricardo Steffens

Colombia (Cartagena) Costa Rica Cuba Denmark

Jose J. Valverde Enrique Chaves B. Jose Alvarez-Rivera Maldonado Alfred N. Nyvang

Ecuador

Dr. Bruno Sadun M.

England

James W. Stubbs

Finland

Martti V. MustakalJio

France (Nat'l Grand Lodge) Germany (AmericanCanadian Provincial) United Grand Lodge of Germany Greece Guatemala

S. J. L. Humbert

N. Econompoulos Lauro A. Rivera F.

Honduras

Ramon H. Rivas

Iceland

Olafer Gislason

India

P. M. Sundaram

Ireland

J. O. Harte

Israel Italy (Grand Orient) Japan

Shlomo Zarankin Umberto Genova Carl T. Nakamura

Manitoba

Thomas O. Jackson

Mexico (Benito Juarez)

Alberto C. Zuniga

Mexico (Campeche)

Omar C. Livera G.

Mexico (Cosmos)

Reynolds Lechuga F.

Mexico (El Potosi)

Jose Mendoza Alfaro

Mexico (Nuevo Leon)

Mena Trevino

Mexico (Occidental)

Joaquin Yanez Albarran

Mexico (Tamaulipas) Mexico (Valle de Mexico) Mexico (York)

Homero Ramos Pecina Oscar M. Martinez C. Robert Quick

Netherlands

Dr. P.

James L. McCuller Richard Mueller-Boerner

J.

Van Loo

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P. O. Drawer 217, Hamilton, Onto Casillo 2867, Santiago P. O. Box 758, Taipei, Taiwan, China Apartado 333, Barranquilla Apartado 16, Cartagena San Jose, Apartado Y. Apartado 72, Havana Blegdamsvej 23, Copenhagen Apartado Postal 932, Guayaquil Freemasons' Hall London W.C. 2 P. Esplanaadikatu 35 E East Helsinki 65 Boulevard Bineau, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris P. O. Box 40, 69 Heidelberg-Rohrbach Frankfurt-on-Main 21, Xenias St., Athens Apartado Postal 34, Guatemala City Apartado 28, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, C. A. Freemasons' Hall, BorJfclrtun 4, Reykjavik P. O. Box 681, Janpath, New Delhi Freemasons' Hall, Molesworth St., Dublin Tel Aviv, Box 2080 Rome No. 13 Sakae-Cho MinatoKu, Masonic Temple, Tokyo, Japan Masonic Temple, Winnipe~

Apartado Postal 87, Torreon, Coahuila Apartado 17, Campeche, Camp. Apartado 171, Chihuahau, Chih. Apartado 104, San Luis Potosi Apartado 309, Monterrey Apartado 9, Guadalajara Apartado 419, Tampico Apartado 10, Mexico City Apartado 1986, Mexico D. F. (1) 22 Fluwelen Burgwal, The Hague


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1965

New Brunswick New South Wales New Zealand Nicaragua

A. C. Lemmon R. H. Burley F. G. Northern, P. G. D. Greg A. Tapia

Norway Nova Scotia

Odd Lie-Davidsen Harold F. Sipprell

Panama Peru Philippine Islands

Juan E. Urriola Luis F. Ortega Risco Estaban Munarriz

Prince Edward Island Puerto Rico Quebec

Floyd Drake Juan L. Matos Cintron J. McL. Marshall

Queensland

V. I. Carter

Sal vador, EI

Humberto Acosta

Saskatchewan Scotland South Australia

T. M. Spencer Alexander F. Buchan F. J. Ellen, P.G.W.

Sweden

Sven Svedin

Swiss Alpina

Humbert Vettovaglia

Tasmania Turkey

H. A. Wilkinson, P.G.W. Nafiz Ekemen

Venezuela Victoria Western Australia

Francisco E. Rojas C. W. Davis N. J. Munro

Saint John Sydnev Box 6439, Wellington Box 102, Managua, D. N. Nicaragua N. Volgate 19, Oslo Freemasons' Hall, Halifax Apanado 84, Panama City Apartado 587, Lima 1440 San Marcelino, Manila Box 337, Charlottetown Santurce, P. R. 00910 Masonic Temple, Montreal Box 675, K.G.P.O., Brisbane, Australia 8a. Avenida Sur No. 126, San Salvador P. O. Box 246, Regina. 96 George St., Edinburgh Freemasons' Hall, Adelaide Frimurareorden, Blasieholmagatan 6, Stockholm Lausanne II, Chemin Champ-Ron Hobart Nuruziya Sokak 25, Beyoglu, Istanbul Apartado 927, Caracas 25 Collins St., Melbourne Freemasons' Hall, Perth

NUMERICAL LIST OF LODGES WITH DISTRICT NUMBERS AND CHARTER DATES 1. Missouri 2. Meridian 3. Beacon 4. Howard 5. United 6. 7. O'Sullivan 8. 9. Geo. Washington 10. Agency II. Pauldingville 12. Tyro 13. Rising Sun 14. Eolia 15. Western Star 16. Memphis 17. Clarksville 18. Palmyra 19. Paris Union 20. St. Louis 21. Havana 22. Wellington 23. Florida

'"

,

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33-A 33-C . 33-A.... 25 45

.

45

. . . . . . . . . .

33-B 9 30 40 21 16 10

. . . . .

1

16 15 17 33-B. 6

9 17

. .

. .

Oct. 8, 1816 May 6, 1852 . May 10, 1849 May 6, 1852 May 30,1857 Oct. 19, 1867

.

May 10, 1849 June 1, 1866 May 8,1852 Apr.7,1825 May 6,1852 Oct. 16, 1884 June 1, 1866 May 6,1852 Oct. 8, 1830 Apr. 25,1831 Mar. 1, 1835 Oct. 24, 1836 Oct. 16, 1879 May 6,1852 May 6. 1852


1965 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

32. 33.

34. 35.

36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41.

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Wyaconda Naphtali Ava Evergreen St. John's Windsor Huntsville Liberty Humphreys Ralls Troy Mercer Cooper Hemple Callao De Witt Mt. Moriah Bismarck

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

15 33-B. . . . . . . . . 46 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 15 37 18 11 . . . . . . . .. ~

17 29 4 25 11 14 20 33-A............... 48

42. 43. Jefferson . 31 44. Fair Play . 41 45. Bonhomme . 57-B. . . . . . . . 30 46. Wentzville 47. Fayette . 25 48. Fulton . 27 49. Holt . 11 , 50. Xenia . 7 51. Livingston . 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 52. Wakanda . 20 53. Weston . 21 54. Index . 34 55. Arrow Rock . 24 56. Tipton . 31 . 23 57. Richmond . . . . . . . . .. !l8. Monticello . 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 59. Centralia . 26 60. New Bloomfield . 27 6!. Waverly . 23 . . . . . . . .. . 11 62. Vincil 63. Cambridge . 24 64. Monroe . 17 65. Pattonsburg . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 10 66. Grant City 6 . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 67. 68. Kennett . 60 . 69. Sullivan . 32 . 70. 25 .:::::::::::::::::::::: 71. 9 . 72. Gorin 1 .. : . 19 . 73. Eureka 74. Warren . . 19 75. Silex . 29 . . 76. Independence . 59 . 77. Lebanon . 39 9 .. 78. St. Joseph . 79. Polar Star . 33-B. 80. Bridgeton . 57-A ... 8I. ... ....... 82. Jackson . . 13 83. Laclede . . 38 84. Webster Groves. . . . 57-B 85. Miami . . 24 . 86. Brookfield . . 13 .. , .

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195 Oct. 11, 1877 Oct. 14, 1839 Oct. 13, 1887 May 26, 1864 Oct. 14,1839 June 2, 1866 Oct. 8,1840 Oct. 9, 1840 Oct. 13, 1887 June 9, 1853 Oct. 7,1841 June 9,1853 Oct. 9,1841 Oct. 18, 1900 June 2, 1866 Oct. 17,1878 Oct. 14, 1841 Oct. 15, 1891 Nov. 15, 1841 Oct. 18,1900 Oct. 9,1841 June 2, 1866 Oct. 17, 1842 Oct. 17, 1842 May 25,1854 June 2, 1866 Oct. 12, 1876 Oct. 17, 1842 Oct. 11, 1842 Oct. 16, 1884 Oct. 17,1842 June 2, 1866 Oct. 13, 1842 Oct. 12, 1842 Oct. 19, 1867 June 25, 1854 May 2, 1866 Oct. 19, 1867 June 2, 1866 June 2,1866 May 29,1854 Oct. 10, 1894 Oct. 16, 1889 June 2,1866 May 25,1854 Oct. 28, 1844 Oct. 13, 1892 Oct. 16, 1845 Oct. 20, 1845 Oct. 21, 1897 Oct. 14, 1846 Oct. 14, 1847 Oct. 14, 1846 Oct. 14, 1846 Oct. 14, 1846 Oct. 15, 1846 May 25,1854 Oct. 21, 1897 June 2,1866 June2,1866


196 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. IIO. Ill. 1I2. II 3. 1I4. 1I5. 1I6. 1I7.

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Washington . Defiance . Friendship . RussellviI1e . Madison . Perseverance . St. Mark's . Vienna . Pomegranate ..................•. St. Andrews . Bethany . Webster . Mt. Vernon . Ash Grove . Bogard . Bloomington . West View . Heroine . Kirksville . Gallatin . Greenville . Stanberry Marcus Trenton Maitland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . Plattsburg Twilight Laddonia Barnes..... . Helena

ll8. . ll9. De Soto . 120. Compass 121. Erwin . 122. Triplett . . 123. Hermann 124. Union Star . . 125. Gen tryville . 126. Seaman 127. Athens . . 128. Lorraine . 129. Monett 130. Hume . 131. Potosi ........................•• . 132. Farmington 133. Star of the West . . 134. Olean . 135. Braymer 136. Phoenix . 137. Delphian . 138. Lincoln . 139. Oregon .

42 6 12 31 17 16 49 39

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33-B

.

14 5 45 55 45 20 14 49 22·B 2 10 52

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

6 48 4 8

11 26 27 46 9 40 21 33·A 19 32 10 6

3 6

5 55 35 40 48 48 58 12 16 47 9 8

Oct. 12, 1847 Oct. 17, 1878 Oct. 12, 1847 Oct. 11, 1888 Oct. 12, 1847 Oct. 12, 1847 Oct. 14, 1847 Oct. 17, 18'78 Sept. 21, 1916 May 10, 1848 May 25,1854 May 28,1858 Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 17, 1899 Oct. 14, 1886 May 10, 1849 June 2,1866 May 10, 1849 May 26,1864 Oct. 16,1879 Oct. 14,1886 Oct. 17,1878 May 10, 1849 May 9,1850 Oct. 19, 1867 May 9,1850 Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 28,1882 Oct. 17, 1879 Nov. 8, 1924

.. 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, 1851 . May 5,1851 . May 30,1860 . Oct. 17, 1889 . May 9,1851 . Oct. 17, 1895 . June 2,1866 . May 31,1855

140.

141. Amsterdam :..................... 142. Pleasant Grove 143. Irondale 144. Modern......................... 145. Latimer.......... .. . . . 146. 147. Cass 148. 149. Lexington

35 25 40 41 39

Sept. 27, 1906 May 31,1855 May 26,1864 Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 19, 1899

34

Oct. 17, 1867

23

June 4, 1855


1965 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.

Birming Milton.. . .. Linn Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ., Bloomfield Ionic Ashland North Star Mountain Grove Green City Pleasant Clifton Hill Whitesville Occidental Joachim

. , . . . .

26

. .. . .. . . ..

8 46 3 41 18 . 9 . 33-B. . 40

. . . . .

181. 182. Pilot Knob 183. California 184. Morley 185. Chamois 186. 187. Hermon 188. Hannibal 189. Zeredatha ... 190. Putnam. ]91. ]92. Frankford....................... 193. Angerona ]94. Wellsville ]95. Bolivar 196. Quitman 197. Carthage 198. Allensville 199. New Hope 200. Sonora 201. Ravenwood 202. Westville 203. Brumley

2 3

51 46 28 33-B 33-C

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

May 26, 1864 Oct. 19, 1867 May 30, 1857 May 30,1857 Oct. 14, 1875 Oct. 23, 1903 May 30,1857

14 32 26 . . . . .

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 28,1859

43 15

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

9

3 16 11 28 41

7 44 6

29 8

7 19 38

3

,

.

21 12

~~g: ~~~~~in~":::::::::::::::::::::: ~l Somerset Clay Salisbury Poplar Bluff Unionville Hickory Hill Four Mile

May 28, 1858 June 11, 1855 Oct. 12, 1869 May 28, 1859 Oct. 17, 1901

9 18 38 50 48

Colony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camden Point , Benevolence Hartford..... . . .. Censer Gray Summit , Sturgeon

Point Pleasant 177. Texas 178. Griswold 179. Pride of the West 180. Pyramid .. :

206. 207. 208.. 209. 210. 211. 212.

197

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

11 ]9 52

3 31

60

May 26,1859 May 28,1859 May 30,1860 Oct. 19,1867 May 30,1860 Oct. 19, 1867 May 30,1860 May 31, 1860 Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 13, 1892 June 2,1866 Oct. 1'7, 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


198 213. 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. 262. 263. 264. 265. 266. 267. 268. 269. 270. 2'71. 272. 273. 274. 275.

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

39 May 3D, 1861 8 May 3D, 1861 60 May 30, 1861 20 Oct. 12, 1893 24 Oct. 19, 1867 33-C. . . . May 30, 1861 22-B. . . . . . . . Oct. 17, 1895 22-A. .. . . May 30, 1861 49 May 30,1861 15 . . . . . . . . . . .. Oct. 11, 1888 23 Sept. 21, 1921 . : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 12 Oct. 19, 1867 May 29,1862 Salem . 39 May 29,1862 Saline . 48 Cypress . 13 May 29,1862 , May 29,1862 Shelbina . 14 . ......... St. James . 39 ................... May 28,1863 ........... Oct. 19, 1899 Cardwell . 60 Polo . 12 ................... Oct. 17,1878 Bucklin . 13 ................... May 26,1864 May 26,1864 St. Francois . 48

Rolla Forest City Hornersville Hale City Barbee Good Hope Albert Pike Kansas City Mystic Tie La Belle

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Sedalia La Plata Rushville Hopewell

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36 14 9 47

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

May 26,1864 June 22,1866 May 26,1865 Oct. 13, 1881

Palestine

.

30

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

May 26,1865

. ........

Keystone Middle Fabius Knob Noster Montgomery Neosho

. . . . .

33-B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 36 28 56

May 26, 1865 May 26,1865 May 26,1865 Jan. 12, 1920 May 28, 1846

. . ..

Oct. 19, 1867

Carroll

20

Hope...........................

32

Oct. 16, 1868

Laredo Butler Alton Shekinah Lodge of Light

4 35 53 40 5

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15. 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868

Lodge of Love Mechanicsville

1 30

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 30,1868

Holden Summit.........................

36 59

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868

Corinthian

36

Oct. 15, 1868

33路B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 14 9 29 45 36 37 36

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 19, 1922 Oct. 18, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 16,1879

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

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


1965 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. 324. 325. 326. 32'7. 328. 329. 330. 331. 332. 333. 334. 335. 336. 337. 338.

199

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Grand River Wm. D. Muir Essex ."........................ Hogles Creek

34 25 50 4I

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 11, 18'78 Sept. 29, 1904 Oct. 15, 1868

Fenton Cosmos Stockton Canopy Earl

57-B , ' 33-A. , . , . , , .. 42 55 ........,.......... 10

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

Craft Hermitage Graham......................... Fairmont Edina.. .. . . I.amar Sarcoxie Mound City Moniteau Sparta

15 41 7 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-A, 45

Lick Creek Osage

17 43

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 17, 1923 Oct. 12, 1869 Oct. 12,1869 Oct. 12, 1869

. . . . .

:

"............ ,..............

Cecile Daylight Ashlar New London Parrott

. . . .

22-A............ 49 17 10

Sikeston Kearney Cuba Meramec

. . . .

50 11 39 57-B

Jerusalem Rural Osborn Eldorado Paulville Versailles Jonathan Hardin Cornerstone McDonald Dockery Linn Mt. Zion Cainsville

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

42 22-A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10

'

Paul Revere

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I

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

2 58 6 20 33-A, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 59 13 31 ,............. 53 5 33-A

:::::::::::::::::::::::::.. I ~

Breckenridge Joplin Hallsville Blue Springs Herculaneum .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

. .. . .

12 44 26 59 40

. :::::::::::::::::::

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

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

12, 1869 12, 1869 13,1887 19, 1923

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 Oct. 12, 1869 Oct. 12, 1869 Oct. 19, 1898· Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 26, 1923 Oct. 13, 1870 Sept. 29,1904 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 17, 1878 Oct. 13, 1887 Oct. 19, 1922


200

1965

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

339. Fidelity . 340. Westport . 341. 342. Circle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 343. . 344. Moberly . 345. Fellowship 346. Arlin~ton . 347. AmerIca . 348. 349. Pollock 350. 351. Mosaic 路352. Friend 353. Barnesville 354. Hebron 355. Adelphi. . . . .. 356. Ancient Landmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 357. 358. Northwest 359. Garrett 360. Tuscan 361. Riddick 362. Hiram 363. Fraternal. . . . . . . . . .. 364. Higginsville 365. Bayou 366. Adair 367. Barry 368. Crescent Hill 369. Composite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 370. WillIamstown 371. Sheldon 372. Non PareH 373. Belle 374. . 375. Waynesville . 376. Kin~ Hill . 377. AnCIent Craft . 3'78. Berlin 379. Billings . 380. Queen City . 381. Ionia . 382. 383. Pythagoras 384. East Prairie 385. Richland 386. 387. Woodside . 388. . 389. Arcana 390. . 391. Raytown . 392. Christian . 393. Bee Hive 394. 395. . 396. Western Light . 397. Gower . 398. Jasper . 399. Pike 400. Decatur . 401. Carterville .

21 22-B

Oct. 13. 1870 Oct. 11. 1894

.

37

Oct. 13. 1870

18 44 39 33-A.

Oct. 31.1870 Oct. 13. 1870 Oct. 13. 1870 Sept. 17. 1919

.. .. .. .. ..

3

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

8 42 33-A..... 41

Oct. 16. 1884 Oct. 13. 1871 Oct. 15, 1870 Oct. 13. 1871 Oct. 13. 1870 Oct. 15. 1870 Oct. 14,1880 Oct. 11, 1888 Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 13. 1870 Oct. 13. 18il Oct. 13. 1871 Oct. 15. 1870 Oct. 11, 1883 Oct. 17.1873 Sept. 27.1906

~ 3~

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

23 53 2 55 35 52 15 43 34 39

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

I

.

58

.

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

. ..

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

38 9

...

6 10 54

.. ..

55 50 38

.

Oct. 13. 1871

53 3

..

Oct. 13. 1871 Oct. 13.1871 Oct. 13. 1871 Oct. 13. 1871

59 59 11 41 11 44 16 55 44

..

.. ..

..

..

Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 16. 1872 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 13. 1871 Oct. 13. 1871 Oct. 12, 1893


1965

Malta . Lowry City . Rosendale . Everton . Malden . Charleston . Montrose . Louisville . 410. Iberia . 411. Joppa ~ . 412. Appleton City . 413. Valley . 414. Greensburg . 415. Hunne\vell . . 416. Cache . 417. Whitewater 418. 419. Star . 420. Itaska . 421. Urbana . 422. Gate of the Temple . 423. Galt . 424. Samaritan . 425. Green Ridge . 426. Rothville . 427. Glenwood . 428. 429. New Madrid 430. Winona......................... 431. 432. Competition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 433. Macks Creek 434. Wheeling 435. Rockbridge 436. 437. 438. Temperance . 439. Mt. Olive ' . 440. Trowel . 441. Excelsior . 442. Burlington . 443. Anchor . 444. Ada . 445. West Gate ................•••••• 446. Ivanhoe . 447. Jacoby . 448. Schell City . 449. 450. Belton 451. 452. 453. Forsyth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 454. Continental 455. 456. Wallace . 457. Jonesburg . 458. Melville . 459. Hazelwood . 460. Lambskin . 461. Caru thersville . 462. Santa Fe . 463. Cilfton . 464. Concordia . 402. 403. 404. 405. 406. 407. 408. 409.

201

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 24 37 9 42 60 50 37 29 38 46 37 9 2 14 33-B 49 37 33-B 41

15 4

48 36 19

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

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

1

Oct. 17,1901 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 26,1896 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. 13, 1871 Oct. 13, 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

51 47

Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 10, 1894

38 38 12 53

Oct. 15,1891 Nov. 1,1878 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 21,1897

11 45 49 49

. . . .

7 33-B 23 57-B 22-B 6 43

. ,'

. . .

. . .

Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 11, 1888 Oct. 17, 1901 Oct. 17, 1901 Oct. 17, 18'73

34

Oct. 16, 1872

54 10

Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 21,1903

25 28 . . . . . . . . . . . .. 42 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 33-A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 51 . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 17 53 23

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


202 465. 466. 467. 468. 469. 470. 471. 472. 473. 474. 475. 476. 477. 478. 479. 480. 481. 482. 483. 484. 485. 486. 487. 488. 489. 490. 491. 492. 493. 494. 495. 496. 497. 498. 499. 500. 501. 502. 503. 504. 505. 506 507. 508. 509. 510. 51l. 512. 513. 514. 515. 516. 517. 518. 519. 520. 52l. 522. 523. 524. 525. 526. 52'7.

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Southwest Pleasant Hope

56 41

Oct. 15, 1890 Oct. 17, 1873

Plato Nodaway Mineral. . .. . . Pickering Nineveh

46 7 44 29

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

42 23 45

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

.

7

Golden Mount Hope Henderson Rich Hill Je\vel Marceline Clintonville Fairfax Kirkwood Coldwater Cairo Chilhowee Lock Springs Lakeville Montevallo Vandalia Daggett

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

35 34 13 43 8 57-A 34 18 36 10 50 43 27 28

Lewistown Unity. Robert Burns Equality

15 43 53 39

Harmony Jameson Buckner Philadel phia Prairie Home Platte City Euclid Lathrop Clearmont Saxton Van Buren New Hampton Skidmore Webb City Senath Granby Galena Milford

. 33-C. . 10 . 59 . 15 . 25 . 21 . 57-A . 11 7 . 9 . . . 47 . 5 . 7 . 44 . 60 . 56 . 54 . 43

Oriental Crane Clifton Heights Lockwood Gate City

. . . . .

Spickardsville Cunningham Wayne.......................... Higbee

24 54 33-C 42 22-A. 4 19 52 18

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

Oct. 29, 1881 Oct. 17, 1878 Oct. 17, 1889 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 20, 1875 Sept. 27, 1906 Oct. 15,1874 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. 25, 1876 Oct. 12, 1876 Oct. 12, 1876 Feb. 2, 1895 Oct. 11, 1877 Sept. 27,1906

.

. . . . . .

; .

..

. . .

. . .. .. . . .

Sept. 19, 1917 Oct. 11, 1877 Oct. 11, 187'7 Oct. 11, 1878 Oct. IS, 1881 Oct. 13, 1881 Sept. 21, 1917 Oct. 12, 1882 Oct. 12, 1882 Oct. 12, 1882 Sept. 12, 1882 Oct. 28,1925 Oct. 12, 1882 Oct. 12, 1882 Oct. 22, 1902 Oct. 22, 1902 Oct. 12, 1882 Oct. 12, 1883

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


1965 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. 572. 573. 574. 575. 576.

577. 578. 579. 580. 581. 582. 583. 584. 585. 586. 587. 588. 589. 590.

203

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Conway Apollo

38 57-A................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,

39 50 55 32 40 53 14 56 12

Moscow......................... Clarksdale Nelson.......................... Cowgill

29 10 24 12

york Jamesport Tebbetts Maplewood Miller Naylor Marlborough Republic Hayti Rutledge Bernie La Monte Easter Olive Branch Ewing Forest Park Grandin

22-B 10 27 57-B 55 52 22-B 45 51 1 60 36 32

Lanes Prairie Dexter Comfort Columbia Blackwell Ingomar Bethel Stella Dawn Winigan Jacksonville Ferguson Mansfield Algabil Zalma Orient South Gate Clinton Carl Junction Rose Hill Pendleton Calhoun Clarksburg Foster Summersville Prairie

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

. . . . . . . . .

Oct. 15, 1885 Oct. 13, 1887 Oct. 19, 1898 Oct. 13, 1887 Oct. 13, 1887 Oct. 13, 1887 Feb. 22, 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 . Oct. 29, 1891 . Oct. 15, 1891 . Oct. 15, 1891 . Oct. 15, 1891 .. Oct. 17, 1891 . Oct. 13, 1892

3

18 57-A 46 33-B 49 22-A 22-A. 37 44 57-A 48 37 31 35 46 5

. . .

Oct. 30, 1892 Oct. 12, 1893 Oct. 12, 1893 Oct. 12, 1893 . . . . . . . . . . . . .

33-C

.

15

.

33-B

47

Oct. 15,1885 Sept. 18, 1918

.

.

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

Illmo Koshkonong

49 53

Sept. 27, 1906 Sept. 27, 1906

Shamrock Criterion Branson St. Francisville

27

Sept. 27,1906 Sept. 26, 1907 Sept. 26, 1907 Sept. 26, 1907

Advance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

50

44

54 1 .

Sept. 26, 1907


204 591. 592. 593. 594. 595. 596. 597. 598. 599. 600. 601. 602. 603. 604. 605. 606. 607. 608. 609. 610. 611. 612. 613. 614.

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Barnett La Russell Union

58 44 32

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

Cole Camp Puxico Bosworth Leadwood Elvins Cosby Clayton Acacia Morehouse

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36 . Oct. 28, 1926 50 . Sept. 30, 1908 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 30,1908 48 ... . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 30, 1908 48 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 30, 1908 Sept. 30, 1908 9 .. 57-A..... . . Sept. 30, 1908 26 . Sept. 29, 1909 50 . Sept. 29, 1909

Walker Craig Eminence Strafford Warrenton Clark Centertown Mokane Wellston Mt. Washington Chaffee Brent\vood Swope Park Grandview

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

43 8 47 45 30 18 31 27 57-A. 59 49 57-B 22-B 59

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45 56 46 57-A. ... 32 22-A 33-C

615. 616. 617. 618. 619. 620. Willard 621. Anderson 622. Norwood 623. Overland 624. Owensville 625. Sheffield 626. Magnolia 627. 628. Mendon 629. Valley Park 630. East Gate 631. Tower Grove 632. Belgrade 633. Archie 634. Steele 635. Greentop 636. Freedom 637. Mountain View 638. Triangle 639. 640. 641. 642. Benj. Franklin 643. Northeast 644. Grain Valley 645. Clarkton 646. Shaveh 647. Noel 648. Elmer 649. University 650. Parma 651. Cleveland 652. Pilgrim

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Sept. 29,1909 Sept. 29, 1909 Sept. 29,1909 Sept. 28,1910 Sept. 19, 1917 Sept. 28,1910 Sept. 28, 1910 Sept. 28, 1911 Sept. 28, 1911 Oct. 17, 191 I Sept. 28,1911 Sept. 28, 1949 Sept. 28, 1911 Sept. 28,1911 Sept. 25, 1912 Sept. 25, 1912 Sept. 25,1912 Sept. 28, 1949 Sept. 25,1912 Sept. 25, 1912 Oct. 2,1913 Oct. 28, 1925 Oct. 2,1913 Oct. 2, 1913 Oct. 2,1913 Oct. 13, 1914 Oct. 1, 1914 Oct. 1, 1914 Oct. 22,1924 Sept. 25, 1946 Sept. 29,1915 Sept. 29, 1915 Sept. 29,1915 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 Sept. 22, 1920 Sept. 22, 1920 Sept. 22, 1920 Sept. 21,1921


1965 653. 654. 655. 656. 657. 658. 659. 660. 661. 662. 663. 664. 665. 666. 667. 668. 669. 670.

205

GRAND 'LODGE OF MISSOURI Shawnee , " " " " , .. ' Commonwealth '" "",.,. Gardenville .. ,., """, . Country Club ., , .. " ,.,. Progress ",' .. ',' . Purity "",.,." . Alpha , "., .. , .. '. Holliday , .. "".',.", Theo. Roosevelt , """ Clarence , ,.,." Rockhill ", ,'.'

36 33-A. 57-B. 22-B 33-C. 33-C 22-A. 17 33-B. 14 22-B.

Wardell Lilbourn Berkeley Florissant Crestwood Perryville

51 51 57-A 57-A 57-B 49

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Sept. 21,1921 Sept. 21,1921 Sept. 21,1921 Sept. 21, 1921 Sept. 21,1921 Sept. 21,1921 Sept. 21, 1921 Oct. 17,1923 Oct. 17, 1923 Oct. 22,1924 Oct. 28, 1925

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Sept. 27,1951 Sept. 30,1952 Sept. 29, 1953 Sept. 30,1959 Sept. 27,1961 Sept. 26, 1962

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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF' LODGES-LOCATIONS-DISTRICTS No.

602 444 366 355 590 10

219 544 198 659 255 347

141 443 377 356 621 193 529 412 389 633 346 70 55 100 156 306 127 267 26

A Name Location County District Acacia , . , , , , , . , , .Col um bia .. , , , , , .. Boone " "" ,26 Ada. ,. . ".".". Orrick .. ", Ray " , ,.,.23 Adair , .. , .. , , Kirksville. , , , , . ,Adair " " " " , .. ,."... 2 Adelphi. , , , , , , Edgerton. , ,, Platte .. ,., , .. '"" .21 Advance , " .Advance."".", Stoddard .. '".", , .50 Agency , ,.,,, Agency , .. Buchanan , " .. "",. 9 Albert Pike """., Kansas City., ,.,. Jackson " 22-B Algabil ,,,., St. Louis ,,,.,, 33-B Allensville. , . , , , Allendale , Worth " """" 6 Alpha , , .. , .. N. Kansas City Clay 22-A Alton , , Alton Oregon .. , "" ,.,.53 America , , . St. Louis , , ,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-A Amsterdam , , .. , , , Amsterdam Bates ,., .. , .. , .. """ .. 35 Anchor , .St. Louis ,. . 33-B Ancient Craft , .. , , . King City Gentry " " " " " " " . , . 6 Ancient Landmark , , Harrisburg ,, Boone ... "",.".", 26 Anderson Anderson McDonald .. ",., ,56 Angcrona Missouri City , CIay .. , . , . , .. , . , . , , . , 11 Apollo. " , Creve Coeur. " ." St. Louis 57-A Appleton City , Appleton City St. Clair .. , , , . , , , .S7 Arcana , , . , . , . , , , . Harris Sullivan "", ,.""" 3 Archie , , , , . , , .. Archie Cass ,." .. , "",,34 Arlington Dixon. , .. , , Pulaski ., , ",., .. 39 Armstrong , . , .. Armstrong Howard ,.,." "", .. 25 Arrow Rock , ..Arrow Rock Saline ,.24 Ash Grove , . , . ,Ash Grove , ..Greene ., ,.45 Ashland .. ,. " "", Ashland '" Boone 26 Ashlar , , .Commerce Scott , .49

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206 365 3 393 632 373 450 170 642 667 378 573 97 537 379 150 41 535 153 102 337 101 195

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Bayou Beacon Bee Hive Belgrade Belle Belton Benevolence Benjamin Franklin Berkeley Berlin Bernie Bethany Bethel Billings Birming Bismarck Blackwell Bloomfield, Bloomin~ton

Blue 1nngs,

Bakersfield. . . . . . . . .. Ozark St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. . Lawson Ray Belgrade Washington Belle Maries Belton Cass V tica Livingston St. Louis Berkeley St. Louis Fairport De Kalb Bernie Stoddard Harrison Bethany Bethel Shelby Billings : Christian Faucett Buchanan Bismarck St. Francois Blackwell St. Francois Bloomfield Stoddard Bevier .. : Macon Blue Spnngs : Jackson

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45 Bonhomme

597 Bosworth 587 Branson, 135 Braymer 334 Breckenridge 616 Brentwood 80 Bridgeton,., 86 Brookfield 269 Brotherhood, 203 Brumley, 233 Bucklin 501 Buckner 442 Burlington 254 Butler

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53 33-A 11 .40 39 34 12 33-A 57-A 10 60 5 14 54 9 48 .40 50 14 59

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Ballwin, St. Louis .. , .. , ,. ,57-B Bosworth, Carroll 20 Branson, Taney 54 Braymer, Caldwell 12 Breckenridge Caldwell 12 Brentwood , St. Louis ' .. 57-B St. John St. Louis ' " .57-A Linn .. , 13 Brookfield St. Joseph Buchanan ,......... 9 Brumley Miller 38 13 Bucklin , .. Linn Buckner. . .. . Jackson 59 ,Burlington Jet ,Nodaway 7 Butler. . . . . . . . . . . .. . Bates 35 C

416 328 486 552 183 38 63 169 284 231 549 249 40 I 197 461 147 M5 172 611 59 615 185 331 407 487

Cache Cainsville Cairo Calhoun California, Callao Cambridge Camden Point. Canopy Cardwell Carl Junction Carroll Carterville Carthage............... Caruthersville Cass Cecile Daylight Censer : Centertown Centralia Chaffee Chamois Charity Charleston Chilhowee

St. Louis, . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . Cainsville , .. .. Harrison Cairo , Randolph Calhoun Henry California. ' Moniteau Callao, , .. . Macon Slater ,. .., Saline Camden Point Platte Aurora Lawrence Cardwell ,Dunklin Carl Junction, Jasper Norborne, , .. ,Carroll Carterville ', Jasper Carthage Jasper Caruthersville ,Pemiscot Harrisonville, ,Cass Kansas City, ,Jackson Macon ' , ,Macon Centertown , Cole Centralia Boone , Chaffee Scott Chamois, , Osage St. Joseph, . , . , Buchanan Charleston Mississippi Johnson Chilhowee

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' ,33-C ,. 5 18 37 31 14 24 21 55 60 44 20 44 44 51 34 ,22-A 14 31 26 .49 31 9 50 36路


1965 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 36 265 323 600 282 656 561 287 606 519 368 669 586 312 525 227

207

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Christian Circle Clarence Clark Clarksburg Clarksdale Clarksville Clarkton Clay Clayton Clearmont Cleveland Clifton Clifton Heights Clifton Hill Clinton Clintonville Cold Spring Coldwater Cole Camp Colony Columbia Comfort Commonwealth Compass Competition Composite Concordia Continental. Conway Cooper Corinthian C()rnerstone

Oak Grove Roscoe Clarence Clark Clarksburg Clarksdale Clarksville Clarkton Excelsior Springs Clayton Clearmont. Cleveland Thayer St. Louis Clifton Hill Clinton El Dorado Springs Leeton Drexel. , Cole Camp Knox City Pacific Wheaton St. ·Louis Parkville Competition Doniphan Concordia Stewartsville Conway Boonville Warrensburg St. Louis

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Kansas City Cowgill Canton

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Sumner Laclede

Platte Laclede Ripley Lafayette De Kalb Laclede Cooper Johnson

7 34 53 33-C 18 37 43 36 M 36 2 32 55 33·A 21 38 52 23 10 38 25 36 33-B

..' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' 3~-A Jackson 22-B Caldwell 12 Lewis 15

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Randolph Henry Cedar .Johnson Cass Benton Knox Franklin Barry

59 S7 14 18 31 10 16 60 11 57-A

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Jackson St. Clair Shelby Randolph Moniteau De Kalb Pike Dunklin Clay 81. Louis Nodaway Cass Oregon

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19 13

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492 539 400 88 137 119 39 532 325 300

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

McKittrick Dawn "", Pierce City Sheridan Birch Tree De Soto De Witt Dexter Meadville Elkland

Montgomery Livingston Lawrence Worth Shannon Jefferson Carroll Stoddard Linn Webster

28 12 55 6 47 .40 20 50 13 45

Daviess Jackson

10 22·B

E

285 Earl 630 East Gate

Coffey , ,Kansas City


208

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

384 575 291 318 648 599 607

East Prairie Easter Edina

East Prairie St. Clair Edina

Mississippi Franklin Knox

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483 290 44 132 47 345 281 542 339 23 668

Fairfax Fairmont Fair Play Farmington Fayette Fellowship Fenton Ferguson Fidelity Florida Florissant Forest City Forest Park Forsyth Foster Four Mile Frankford Fraternal Freedom Friend Friendship Fulton

Fairfax Atchison Wyaconda Clark Fair Play '.' Polk Farmington St. Francois Fayette Howard Joplin. . . . . . .. . Jasper Fenton . St. Louis Ferguson St. Louis .. Farley Platte Florida Monroe Berkeley St. Louis Forest City Holt St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. . Forsyth Taney Foster Bates Campbell Dunklin Frankford Pike Robertsville Franklin Mehlville St. Louis Ozark Christian Chillicothe Livingston Fulton Callaway

50 32 . . . .. 2

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. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. :::::::::::::: .::::::::::: : : : : : : 1 Elvins Flat River St. Francois 48 Eminence Eminence Shannon .47 Eolia Pike 16 14 Eolia Newburg Phelps 39 497 Equality St. Louis ' 33-A 121 Erwin Essex Stoddard 50 278 Essex Overland St. Louis 57-A 505 Euclid Brunswick Chariton 19 73 Eureka New Haven Franklin 32 27 Evergreen 405 Everton Everton Dade .42 Ewing Lewis 15 577 Ewing Excello .. , Macon 14 332 Excello 441 Excelsior Jackson Cape Girardeau 49 F

214

578 453 554 212 192 363 636 352 89 48

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G SIS

106 423 655 359 522 422 125 9 427 475 218 72 397 289 644 514

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 Good Hope St. Louis........................ .. Gorin............... .. Gorin Scotland Gower Gower Clinton Graham Graham Nodaway Grain Valley Grain Valley Jackson Granby Granby Newton

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54 10 4 57-B 42 22-A 45 6 33-B 1 42 33-C I 11 7 59 56


1965

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

579 2'76 618 272 66 173 159 425 414 635 107

Grandin Grand River Grandview Granite Grant City Gray Summit Green City Green Ridge Greensburg Greentop Greenville 178 Griswold.......... .

Grandin Freeman Grandview Sedalia Grant City Gray Summit Green City Green Ridge Baring Greentop Greenville Bellflower. .

Carter Cass Jackson Pettis Worth Franklin Sullivan Pettis Knox Schuyler Wayne Montgomery

209 .47 ~4

59 36 6 32 3 36 2 1 52 28

H

216 336 224

188 322 499

171 21

571 459 354 117 37

477 338 123 288 187 104 2II 527 364 362

279 262 660 49

251 239

215 4 130 32

415

30

Hale City Hallsville Hamilton Hannibal Hardin Harmony Hartford Havana Hayti. Hazelwood. . . . . . Hebron Helena Hemple Henderson Herculaneum Hermann Hermitage Hermon Heroine Hickory Hill Higbee Higginsville Hiram Hogles Creek Holden Holliday Holt Hope Hopewell Hornersville Howard Hume Humphreys Hunnewell Huntsville

Iberia IlImo 76 Independence 54 Index 536 Ingomar 381 Ionia 154 Ionic 143 Irondale 420 Itaska 446 Ivanhoe 410

581

.

Hale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Carroll Hallsville Boone Hamilton Caldwell Hannibal. . . Marion Hardin. . . . .. . Ray St. Louis ' Hartford , Putnam McFall Gentry Hayti Pemiscot Seymour Webster Mexico Audrain Rochester Andrew Hemple . Clinton Rogersville Webster Herculaneum Jefferson Hermann Gasconade Hermitage Hickory Liberal Barton Kansas City Jackson Eugene Cole Higbee Randolph Higginsville Lafayette Kahoka Clark Wheatland Hickory Holden . " Johnson Holliday Monroe Holt Clay Washington Franklin Lesterville Reynolds Hornersville Dunklin , New Franklin Howard Hume Bates Humphreys Sullivan Hunnewell Shelby . . Huntsville. . . . . . . .. . Randolph

Iberia Illmo Independence Garden City Willow Springs. . . . .. Eldon Desloge Irondale St. Louis Kansas City

Miller Scott Jackson Cass Howell Miller St. Francois Washington Jackson

20 26

12 15 20 33-C 3 6 51 .45 27 9 11

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17 II 32 .47 60 25 35 3 14 18

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210

82 541 447 500 56'{ 398 43 640 315 480 164 321 457 335 411

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Jackson Jacksonville Jacoby Jameson Jamesport. Jasper Jefferson Jennings Jerusalem Jewel Joachim Jonathan Jonesburg Joplin Joppa

Linneus Jacksonville Darlington Jameson Jamesport Jasper Jefferson City Jennings Jerico Springs Pleasant Hill Hillsboro Denver Jonesburg Joplin Hartville

Linn Randolph Gentry Daviess Daviess Jasper Cole St. Louis Cedar Cass Jefferson Worth Montgomery Jasper Wright

IS 18 6 10 10 .44 31 57-A .42 34 .40 6 28 44 .46

Jackson Clay Dunklin . Buchanan Adair St. Louis Johnson Oregon

22-A 11 60 33-B 9 2 57-A 36 53

E 220 Kansas City 311 Kearney 68 Kennett 243 Keystone 376 King Hill 105 Kirksville 484 Kirkwood 245 Knob Noster 582 Koshkonong

Kansas City Kearney Kennett St. Louis. . . . . . . . St. Joseph Kirksville Kirkwood Knob Noster Koshkonong

222 83 115 489 292 460 574 531 237 253 592 506 145 598 77 494 149 31 302 66(j 138 326 152 51 521 488 257 259 268 128 409 403

La Belle Lewis Lebanon Laclede Laddonia Audrain Bell City Stoddard Lamar Barton St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . La Monte Pettis Vichy Maries La Plata Macon Laredo Grundy La Russell Jasper Lathrop Clinton Licking Texas Leadwood St. Francois Steelville Crawford Lewistown Lewis Lexington Lafayette Liberty Clay Perry Ralls Lilbourn New Madrid Fillmore Andrew Linn Osage Camdenton Camden Glasgow Howard Lockwood Dade Lock Springs Daviess Eagleville Harrison Lancaster Schuyler Atlanta Macon Ridgeway Harrison Louisville Lincoln Lowry City St. Clair

L

La Belle Laclede Laddonia Lakeville Lamar Lambskin La Monte Lanes Prairie La Plata Laredo La Russell Lathrop Latimer Leadwood Lebanon Lewistown Lexington Liberty Lick Creek Lilbourn Lincoln Linn Linn Creek Livingston Lockwood Lock Springs Lodge of Light Lodge of Love Lodge of Truth Lorraine Louisville.............. Lowry City

.

15 38 27 50 .43 33-C 36 39 14 4 .44 11 39 .48 39 15 23 11 17 51 9 31 38 25 42 10 5 1 14 5 29 37


1965

211

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

M 433 91 626 112 406 402 543 566 481 110 569 324 260 458 16 628 313 35 2 85 244 516 567 151 471 I

Macks Creek Madison Magnolia Maitland Malden Malta Mansfield Maplewood Marceline Marcus Marlborough McDonald Mechanicsville Mel ville Memphis Mendon Meramec Mercer Meridian Miami Middle Fabius Milford Miller Milton Mineral Missouri. Mizpah Moberly Modern Mokane Monett. Moniteau Monroe Montevallo

639 344 , 144 612 129 295 64 490 246 Mont~omery 58 MontIcello 408 Montrose 603 Morehouse 184 Morley 351 Mosaic 558 Moscow 294 Mound City 476 Mount Hope 40 Mount Moriah 439 Mt. Olive 99 Mt. Vernon 614 Mount Washington 327 Mt. Zion , '.' 158 Mountain Grove .. , 637 Mountain View 221 Mystic Tie

Macks Creek Camden Madison Monroe St. Louis ' Maitland Holt Malden Dunklin Malta Bend Saline Mansfield Wright Maplewood St. Louis Marceline Linn Fredericktown Madison Kansas City Jackson Independence Jackson Defiance St. Charles Dadeville Dade Memphis Scotland Mendon Chariton Eureka St. Louis Princeton Mercer St. Louis Miami. Saline . . Downing Schuyler Milford Barton Miller Lawrence Milton Randolph Oronogo Jasper St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. Jennings St. Louis Randolph .. , Moberly Humansville Polk Mokane Call away Monett Barry Jamestown Moniteau Monroe City Monroe Montevallo Vernon Montgomery City Montgomery Monticello Lewis Montrose Henry Morehouse New Madrid Scott Morley Belleview Iron Lincoln Moscow Mills Mound City Holt ,., Odessa Lafayette St. Louis Webster Rogersville, R. 3 Mt. Vernon Lawrence Independence Jackson West Plains " . 'Howell Mountain Grove. , Wright Mountain View Howell Oak Ridge Cape Girardeau

88 17 33-C 8 60 24 .46 57-B 13 48 22-B 59 80 .42 I 19 57-B 4 33-C 24 I

43 55 18 .44 33-A 57-A 18 41 27 55 31 17 .43 28 15 37 50 50 .48 29 8 23 33-A .45 55 59 53 .46 53 .49

N

25 568 560 24'7 60 510 199

Naphtali Naylor Nelson Neosho New Bloomfield New Hampton New Hope

St. Louis. Naylor Nelson Neosho New Bloomfield New Hampton Elsberry

. . . . . . . . . .. . Ripley Saline Newton Callaway Harrison Lincoln

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33-B 52 24 56 27

5 29


212 307 429 270 473 470 647 372 643 157 358 622

PROCEEDINGS OF THE New London New Madrid New Salem Nineveh Nodaway NoeL Non Pareil. Northeast. North Star Northwest Norwood

New London New Madrid Winfield Olney Marlville Noe East Lynne Kansas City Rock Port. Tarkio Norwood

Ralls New Madrid Lincoln Lincoln Nodaway McDonald Cass Jackson Atchison Atchison Wright

1965 17 51 29 29 7 56 34 .22-A 8 8 46

o 163 134 576 139 546 !l18 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

.33-B .58 . .33-C 8 . .. 22-A .24 .43 , 10 45 57-A 32

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241 18 19 650 308 65 11 330 319 551 670 92 502 136 472 399 652 182 469 504 113

160 142

467 176 79 349 232 95 209 131 556 503 1'79 657

Palestine Palmyra Paris Union Parma Parrott Pattonsburg Pauldingville Paul Revere Paul ville Pendleton Perryville Perseverance Philadelphia Phoenix Pickering

St. Charles St. Charles Palmyra " Marion Paris Monroe Parma New Madrid Maysville De Kalb Pattonsburg Daviess Wright City Warren St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. . Hurdland Knox Doe Run St. Francois Perryville Perry Louisiana Pike Philadelphia Marion Bowling Green Pike Pickering Nodaway

;1~:r路i~.路 : : : .' : : : : : : : : : : : :~t~7~~ii~e ~i.~~ : Pilot Knob Richville Douglas Plato Plato Texas Platte City Platte City Platte Plattsburg Plattsburg Clinton Pleasant Morrisville Polk Pleasant Grove : Otterville Cooper Pleasan t Hope Plcasan t Hope Polk Point Pleasant Conran New Madrid Polar Star St. Louis Pollock Pollock Sullivan Polo Polo Caldwell Pomegranate St, Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Butler Pot?S~ P<;>tosi ~ Was~ington Pralne GIlman City Harnson Prairie Home Prairie Home Cooper Pride of the West St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. . Progress St. Louis

30 15 17 51 10 10 30 33-A 2 48 49 16 15 16 7

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1965

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

658 Purity 190 Putnam 596 Puxico 180 Pyramid 383 Pythagoras.............

St. Louis Newtown Puxico St. Louis Cassville

Sullivan Stoddard Barry

213 33-C 3 50 33-C 55

Q 380 196

Queen City Quitman

Queen City Quitman

.schuyler Nodaway

1 7

R 33 Ralls 201 Ravenwood 223 Ray 39] Raytown 570 Republic 479 Rich Hill 385 Richland 57 Richmond 361 Riddick 13 Rising Sun 496 Robert Burns 435 Rockbridge 663 RockhilL 2]3 Rolla 550 Rose Hill. 404 Rosendale 426 Rothville 204 Rowley 316 Rural 238 Rushville 90 Russellville 572 Rutledge

Center Ravenwood Camden Raytown Republic , Rich Hill Richland. Richmond Buffalo Kansas City Gainesville Almartha Kansas City Rolla Creve Coeur Rosendale Rothville Dearborn Kansas City Rushville Russellville Rutledge.

Ralls Nodaway Ray Jackson Greene Bates Pulaski Ray . .. Dallas Platte Ozark Ozark Jackson Phelps St. Louis Andrew Chariton Platte Jackson Buchanan Cole . Scotland

17 7 23 59 45 35 38 23 .41 21 53 53 22-B 39 57-A 9 19 21 22-A 9 31 1

225 226 208 424 298 462 293 71 508 448 126 236 513 585 646 653 625 256 228 371 310 75 511 271 206 200

Salem .. . Dent .39 Ste. Genevieve 48 St. Marys .. , Chariton 19 Salisbury Bonne Terre St. Francois 48 Ozark 53 .Theodosia Santa Fe Monroe 17 Sarcoxie Jasper 44 Savannah Andrew 9 St. Joseph Buchanan 9 Schell City Vernon 43 Milan Sullivan 3 Pettis 36 Sedalia Senath Dunklin 60 Shamrock Callaway 27 St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. " 33-A Benton 36 Warsaw Jackson 22-A Kansas City.. . Festus 'Jefferson .40 Shelbina Shelby 14 Sheldon Vernon 43 Sikeston . Scott 50 Silex Lincoln 29 . Skidmore Nodaway 7 Springfield Greene .45 Powersville Putnam 3 Watson Atchison 8

S Salem Saline Salisbury Samaritan Sampson Santa Fe Sarcoxie Savannah Saxton Schell City Seaman Sedalia Senath Shamrock Shaveh Shawnee Sheffield Shekinah Shelhina Sheldon Sikeston Silex.. . Skidmore... Solomon..... . Somerset Sonora


214 547 466 296 524 96 273 588 234 230 28 78 20 93 109 419 133 634 538 283 608 174 69 555 263 61'7

1965

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 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

Kansas City Southwest City Sparta Spickard Shelbyville Osceola Wayland. . Libertyville St. James Hannibal St. Joseph St. Louis Cape Girardeau Stanber.ry Tabervl1le Ironton Steele Stella Stockton Strafford Sturgeon Sullivan Summersville Lee's Summit. Kansas City

Jackson McDonald Christian Grundy Shelby St. Clair Clark St. Francois Phelps Marion Buchanan

22-A 56 54 4 14 37 1 48 39 15 9 ' 33-B Cape Girardeau 49 Gentry 6 . 37 ·St. Clair Iron ....................•8 51 Pemiscot Newton 56 Cedar 42 Greene 45 Boone 26 Franklin 32 Texas 46 Jackson 59 Jackson 22-B

T 565 Tebbetts 438 Temperance 299 Temple 177 Texas 661 Theodore Roosevelt 56 Tipton 631 Tower Grove

Tebbetts Smithville Kansas City H ollSton St. Louis Tipton .. St. Louis

638 i~f~~~~· 205 Tr~l ~mina 641 Tnnity 122 Triplett 440 Trowel 34 Troy 360 Tuscan 114 Twilight. 12 Tyro

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593 124 210 5 495 649 421

Union Union Star Unionville Springfield Richards Clayton Urbana

111

Callaway Clay Jackson Texas

27 11

22-A 46 33-B Moniteau 31 '. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. 33-C

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Marsha.ll Saline St. LoUiS '. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Triplett. .. . Chariton Marble Hill Bollinger Troy Lincoln St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . ............. Columbia .. Boone Caledonia Washington

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24 .33-C 19 49 29 33-A 26 .40

u Union Union Star Unionville United Unity University Urbana

Franklin De Kalb Putnam Greene Vernon St. Louis Dallas

32 10 3 45 43 57-B 41

V

413 629 509 491

Valley Valley Park Van Buren Vandalia

Bolckow Valley Park Van Buren Vandalia

Andrew '.' . . .. 9 St. Louis............. 57-B Carter .47 Audrain 27


1965

215

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

320 Versailles 94 Vienna 62 VinciI

Versailles Vienna Cameron

Morgan Maries Clinton

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

Carrollton Walker Bunceton Wardell Keytesville Warrenton Greenfield Waverly Piedmont Waynesville Webb City Marshfield Webster Groves De Kalb Wellston Wellsville Wentzville Brentwood Millersville Louisburg .. , Winston Weston Kansas City Westville Wheeling Whitesville Whitewater Willard Williamstown

58 39 11

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