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o s of the State of Missouri • Official Proceedings One Hundred Forty-Fifth Annual Communication

• SAINT LOUIS

September 27 and 28. A.D. 1968. A.L 5988


BIOGRAPHICAL ARTHUR BASEY VANLANDINGHAM Grand Master, 1965-1966 The Vanlandingham name is among the first recorded in the annals of Missouri history as the state was settled. The forbears of Arthur Basey Vanlandingham firmly implanted the name as they tilled the soil when the State was young. It may well have been the rich farm lands of Central Missouri that first attracted these early settlers. Certainly, this interest in farming and the love of rural life has continued through several generations, and persists today as strongly as ever. In the words of our Most Worshipful Grand Master (1965路1966), "Six generations of us have lived and died within a threemile radius of my home." Basey was born in Boone County, March 30, 1920, the son of Forrest Albert and Marthena Wade Vanlandingham. He was educated in the rural and public schools of Boone County and Columbia, Missouri. He also attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, Missouri. One of the most important events of his life occurred on December 31, 1939, when he was united in marriage with Miss Lorane Glascock. The Glascock family home was in Boone County, near the town of Ashland. To this union were born three fine children: A. Basey, II, February 19, 1943; Forrest Barry, born November 13, 1945; and Becky Lynn, born August 1, 1953. A. Basey, II was married July 29, 1961, to Miss Geraldine Crum. They are the proud parents of two boys, Jeffery Doss and A. Basey, III. Forrest Barry and Miss Sandra Newton of Fayette were married December 31, 1965. Both A. Basey, II and Forrest Barry are associated with their father in the Central Finance Company. Miss ~ecky Lynn attends the public schools in Columbia and resides at home. Each succeeding generation appears to have expanded the overall interests of the family. In addition to the land he owns and supervises in Boone County, Basey devotes considerable time and attention to banking, finance como. panies and politics. He carries on the tradition of his ancestors by an occasional visit to the farm to ride a tractor or inspect livestock. So successful has he been in the latter endeavor that in 1956 he received the coveted Balanced Farming Award in Boone County. The ability of Grand Master Vanlandingham to engage successfully in the business world is demonstrated by his association with the Exchange Bank of New Franklin, of which he is Chairman of the Board. He is President of the Central Finance Company, Inc., with headquarters in Columbia and branch offices in Fayette and California. Success in business has undoubtedly contributed to our Grand Master's advancement in other fields. The Vanlandinghams are members of the Christian Church and are Democrats in politics. At the University of Missouri Brother Vanlandingham became a member of the Acacia Social Fraternity. He is also a member of the State Historical Society of Missouri, Forest Hills Country Club, Rotary International, and the Elks. He lists his hobbies as traveling and hunting.


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In 1956 our Grand Master's interest in the affairs of government induced him to offer himself as a candidate for public office, and was accordingly' elected to the Missouri House of Representatives from Boone County. During this term in the State Legislature he so vigorously conducted himself that he was named to receive the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Award for Meritorious Service as the most outstanding freshman representative in the 69th General Assembly. In 1958 he was re-elected to the Missouri House of Representatives, and was so highly respected by his colleagues that he was made Speaker Pro Tern in the 70th General Assembly. These two terms proved to be only an introduction to the Missouri Legislature. After serving two full terms as a Representative from Boone County, Grand Master Vanlandingham decided to run for a seat in the upper body of the Missouri Legislature. Accordingly, in 1960 he was elected as Senator from the 19th district. It was during this administration that he was named a member of President Kennedy's Advisory Board of Natural Resources. In 1964 Senator Vanlandingham was re-elected to a second four-year term as Senator from the 19th district, a position he now occupies. He has served on various committees including Appropriations, Public Health and Welfare, Banks and Banking and Financial Institutions, Correctional Institutions, Employment Security and Economics and Major Expenditures. Probably the committee that interests him most is one that he serves as chairman, the Senate Committee on Agriculture. It is interesting to observe that he was elected to state office the first three times without opposition from either party. The Grand Lodge of Missouri benefitted greatly by the leadership of M. Wor. Brother Vanlandingham. His unusually broad experience in the affairs of State, as well as service in various Masonic offices in both York and Scottish Rites, eminently qualified him as a leader of the craft. His genuine interest in his brethren, manifested by an untiring willingness to hear complete details of all problems however large or small, has carved for him a place forever in the hearts of his brethren. During his year he was in constant demand as a speaker at Masonic functions within and without his own jurisdiction. His many close associates arc convinced that Freemasonry in Missouri profited greatly because he found time in a busy life to serve as Grand Master of Masons in the State of Missouri. MASONIC RECORD

Ancient Craft Masomy: Howard Lodge No.4 (New Franklin); Initiated May 1, 1941; Passed June 19, 1941; Raised Novembcr 14, 1941; Master 1946; D.D.G.M. 19501951; D.D.G.L. 1952-1954; Appointed Grand Pursuivant September 26, 1956; Masonic Home Board 1954-1958; Grand Master 1965-1966. Capitular Masonry: Boonville Chapter No. 60, R.A.M.: Mark Master March 2, 1945; Past Master June 14, 1945; Most Excellent Master June 14, 1945; Royal Arch June 22, 1945; High Priest 1949; Elcctcd Grand Master IV 1954; Grand High Priest 1962-63. Cryptic Masonry: Centralia Council No. 34, R. & S.M.: Royal Master December Il, 1946; Select Master December 11, 1946; Super Excellent Master December Il, 1946; Master 1957. Chivalric Masonry: Olivet Commandery No. 53, K.T. (Boonville): Red Cross November 16, 1946; Ordcr of Malta Novembcr 16, 1946; Order of the Temple No-


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vember 16, 1946; Commander 1956; Affiliated with St. Graal Commandery No. 12, K.T. (Columbia) April 3, 1959. Miscellaneous: Order of High Priesthood of Missouri, April 1949: Order of the Silver Trowel of Missouri, April 1957; Missouri Association of Past Commanders, May 1956; Missouri Priory No. 17, Knights of the York Cross of Honour, April 1957; Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of New Mexico, 1953; Kilwinning Council No. 19, Allied Masonic Degrees, 1954; DeMolay Legion of Honor, April 4, 1963. St. Chrysostom Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, Columbia; Allepo Grotto, Columbia, 1965; Honorary Member of Moolah Temple and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, 1966. B.H.H.


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Official Proceedings One Hundred Forty-Fifth Annual Communication •

September 27 and 28, A.D. 1966, A.L. 5966


OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of -Missouri 1966-67 RUSSELL E. MURRAy

M.W. Grand Master 1717 June Drive. St. Louis. Mo. 63138 WILLIAM R. DENSLOW. ............ Deput)' Grand Master Box 529, Trenton, Mo. 64683 . Senior Grand Warden ELVIS A. MOONEY.. 117 North Prairie St., Bloomfield, Mo. 63825 J. MORGAN DONELSON................ . Junior Grand Warden Box 211, Princeton, Mo. 64673 WILLIAM H. UTZ, JR.. .. . . Grand Treasurer 1208 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph, Mo. 64509 ELMER W. WAGNER Grand Secretary 3681 Lindell Blvd.. St. Louis. Mo. 63108 FREELON K. HADLEY Grand Lecturer 3412 Duncan Street, St. Joseph, 1'.10.64507 WILLIAM H. CHAPMAN. ......... . .. Senior Grand Deacon 20 West Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo. 63119 THOMAS J. DAVIS, JR.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . Junior Grand Deacon Box 217, Piedmont, Mo. 63957 W. HUGH McLAUGHLIN. .. . . . . Senior Grand Steward 530 Professional Bldg., 1103 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, 1'.10.64106 WALTER L. WALKER. ......................... . . Junior Grand Steward Anderson Building, Neosho, Mo. 64850 ROBERT L. McKI:'-iNEY. Senior Grand Marshal State Teachers College, Kirksville, Mo. 63501 HERMAN A. ORLICK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... Junior Grand Marshal 1678 Avignon Court, St. Louis, Mo. 63122 LESTER M. HECKMAN. . . . . . . . . . . .. Grand Sword Bearer 424 Mark Drive, Sl. Louis, Mo. 63122 . ... Grand Pursuivant J. CLYDE BUTLER . II Shady Lane, Macon, Mo. 63552 THOMAS SHROUT . Grand Chaplain Missouri School of Religion, Columbia, Mo. 65201 HERBERT E. DUNCAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grand Chaplain 439 West 58th St., Kansas City, 1'.19. 64113 BEN MORRIS RIDPATH. 路 .Grand Chaplain 620 E. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64109 J. C. MONTGOMERY, JR... . .. Grand Chaplain 511 N. Carleton, Farmington, Mo. 63640 JULIUS J. NODEL " . . Gmnd Chaplain 560 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63130 WILL L. LANE 路 . Grand Chaplain 5828 King Hill Ave., Sl. Joseph, Mo. 64504 CARLL.RADFORD ' 路 . Grand Chaplain New Bloomfield, 1'.10.65063 J. C. MONTGOMERY, JR . . .. Grand Orator 511 N. Carleton, Farmington, Mo. 63640 EDGAR R. FEHRMANN. ........... . Grand Tiler 1507 Twillman Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63138

The 146th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge will be held in St. Louis, beginning Monday, September 25, 1967.


One Hundred Forty-Fifth Annual Communication The one hundred forty-fifth 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 27, 1966. PRESENT

A. Basey Vanlandingham, M.W. Grand Master Russell E. Murray, Deputy Grand Master William R. Denslow. Senior Grand Warden Elvis A. Mooney, Junior Grand Warden William H. Utz, Jr., Grand Treasurer Elmer W. Wagner, Grand Secretary Freelon K. Hadley, Grand Lecturer J. Morgan Donelson, Senior Grand Deacon William H. Chapman, Junior Grand Deacon Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Senior Grand Steward W. Hugh McLaughlin, Junior Grand Steward Walter L. Walker, Senior Grand Marshal Robert L. McKinney, Junior Grand Marshal Emmett D. Wayland, Grand Sword Bearer Ransome R. Scott, Grand Pursuivant Thomas Shrout, Grand Chaplain Herbert E. Duncan, Grand Chaplain Ben Morris Ridpath, Grand Chaplain J. C. Montgomery, Jr., Grand Chaplain Julius J. Nodel, Grand Chaplain Will L. Lane, Grand Chaplain Carl L. Radford, Grand Chaplain Haskell Holman, Grand Orator Roy H. Rude, Grand Tiler

At 10:00 a.m. Most Worshipful Grand Master A. Basey Vanlandingham 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 Herbert E. Duncan offered the invocation. CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE-INTERIM REPORT

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. &- A.M. of l\1issouri: 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 DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

R.W. Bro. Lewis C. Robertson introduced the following distinguished guests: R.W. Bro. Frank K. Roy, Jr., Grand Lecturer, Grand Chapter, R.A.M.; Grand Council, R. & S.M.; and Grand Commandery, K.T. of Missouri Bro. Martin W. Taylor, Illustrious Potentate of Moila Temple, St. Joseph W. Bro. Everett H. Trunk, Recorder of Moila Temple, St. Joseph W. Bro. Russell H. Wilcox, Recorder of Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Springfield R.W. Bro. Arthur L. Collins, District Deputy Grand Master, Twenty-Fifth Masonic District A. Bas~y Vanlandingham, Jr.

INTRODUCTION OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS AND DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

R.W. Bro. W. Hugh McLaughlin introduced the District Deputy Grand Masters. R.W. Bro. Thomas J. Davis, Jr., introduced the District Deputy Grand Lecturers. INTRODUCTION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE APPENDANT MASONIC BODIES OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI

R.W. Bro. Elvis A. Mooney introduced the following Representatives of the appendant Masonic Bodies of the State of Missouri: Most Excellent Companion John W. Alverson, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Missouri Most Illustrious Companion G. Fred Kling, Grand Master, Grand Council, Royal and Select Masters of Missouri Right Eminent Sir William J. Tobler, Sr., Grand Commander, Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Missouri R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri Bro. Gerald L. Grayson, Secretary of the Scottish Rite Bodies of St. Louis.

INTRODUCTION OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

R.W. Bro. William H. Chapman introduced the following Distinguished Guests: M.W. Bro. William W. Brubaker, Grand Master of Iowa M.W. Bro. Louis R. Ricketts, Grand Master of Nebraska R.W. Bro. Carl R. Greisen, Grand Secretary of Nebraska R.W. Bro. Robert P. Joyce, Junior Grand Warden of Indiana R.W. Bro. John W. Chandler, Junior Grand Warden of Kentucky M.W. Bro. Paul R. Stephens, Past Grand Master and Grand Secretary of I1Iinois

INTRODUCTION OF PAST GRAND MASTERS

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INTRODUCTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MASONIC HOME

R.W. Bro. Russell E. Murray introduced the members of the Masonic Home Board. MESSAGES

The Grand Secretary read a telegram from R.W. Bro. W. Larrance Roe, District Deputy Grand Master, expressing his regret at being unable to attend this session of the Grand Lodge. Messages of greeting and good wishes were received from the Grand Lodge of the state of Israel; from the Grand Lodge of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and from the Masonic Service Association of the United States. 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. 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 8:00 o'clock.


Address of the Grand Master M.W. Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham, Grand Master, read his address as Grand Master.

To the Most Worshipful Gmnd Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of Missouri: BRETHREN: The time has now arrived for me, as your Grand Master, to follow the constitutional provision which requires me to give you an account of my stewardship and make such recommendations as I feel necessary. And for you, as the representative or proxy of your Lodge, to listen whether it suits you or not. I can assure you that it is probably more difficult for me than it is for you; therefore, I promise that it will be given in as short a time as possible, unless you insist that each detail be read. It is with mixed emotions that I stand here this morning. Mixed, because it is with heartfelt gratitude that I reflect the Supreme Architect of the Universe has allowed me the pleasant privilege of serving you as your Grand Master this past year; but with sincere regret that I find I have been unable to visit as many Lodges as had been my expectation, or to complete some of the work that I felt should be done to further Freemasonry in the great jurisdiction of Missouri. Having been given the opportunity to travel this state from east to west and north to south, it has been my pleasure to meet many thousands of the Brethren and their families; and it is my humble hope that I have, in some way, contributed to their being exceedingly proud of the Masonic Fraternity and the motives and teachings found therein. Also, I strongly feel that I have made many lasting friendships during the past year that would not have otherwise been possible; and for this, I am deeply grateful. Even though I may never make a million dollars, I like to feel that, in our great organization, I am on my way to having a million friends. I would be remiss if I did not take this opportunity to thank all of the Brethren with whom I have been associated during the past twenty-five years, who have made this service, which I have gladly rendered, possible. To them, I express my deep and sincere appreciation. STATE OF THE CRAFT Even though the statistics will show the Masonic Fraternity and its appendant groups to be in a declining cycle, it is my firm belief that this cycle is at an end and we are, at this point, ready to begin an upswing. I believe this because, nearly without exception, I have been met with gratifying enthusiasm throughout the state. This extends from the meeting with the District Deputy Grand Masters and the District Deputy Grand Lecturers in Jefferson City to the Grand Lodge meeting here in St. Louis. The meeting of the Deputies in Jefferson City was attended almost one hundred per cent by those who were appointed and who, from all reports, have done an excellent job of carrying out their duties. Certainly, "my hat is off" to them.

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It seems that this Annual Communication ,,,ill show an unusually good attendance, and for this I am thankful. There are some areas in the state where there are rough spots; but those are few, and I am sure they will be worked out. In due time, the Lodges concerned will become a credit to our Fraternity. The Grand Lodge Officers are well aware of the problems of some of the Lodges in smaller towns and villages, as well as those in the larger cities, and I am sure I speak for them when I say that we are always ready to help and assist, even though somewhat reluctant to step in uninvited. Further, I do feel that I perceive a unity within the Craft, particularly in the appendant bodies. This is very reassuring because of the fact that we must work together for the improvement and growth of all. With all these things in mind, I am very optimistic about the future of Freemasonry in Missouri.

APPOINTMENTS Under a Resolution that was adopted by the Grand Lodge in 1920, I felt it was necessary to appoint a special committee which I named the Public Schools Committee. This Resolution may be found in the 1920 proceedings on page 187 and reads as follows: Resolved, The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, in Annual Communication declares: It regards the free public school as the chief bulwark of the state and nation, to be kept under the sole dominion and direction of the State, and so far as the efforts of Freemasonry in Missouri are concerned, its voice, vote and influence will at all times be excrted in keeping it so. It regards any individual or other influence, that seeks to destroy or weaken the free public school system as now operated in this country, as the enemy of our cherished American institutions. It urges that all teachcrs in our frce public schools, shall be those who are in perfect sympathy with them. It demands that the highest type of manhood and womanhood may be securcd as teachers in our free public schools, that they be paid generously, and be required to realize that loyal, efficient scrvice will be expected at their hands.

To this committee I named the following: Harry C. Avery, St. Louis Herman Huelster, Joplin Robert Arnold, Kansas City Raymond Usher, Hannibal Roy McGhee, Piedmont Marvin P. Blackmore, Columbia Bruce H. Hunt, Kirksville

The committee has been working during the past year, and you will hear its report later in the meeting. SPECIAL EVENTS Among the several outstanding events of the year, the one of great importance, to me at least, was the raising to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason of my son, A. Basey Vanlandingham, II. This degree was conferred


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at Columbia, Missouri, in a fine Ritualistic manner by the several officers of the Grand Lodge working in their respective stations. R.W. Brother Russell Murray worked in my place in the Second Section in a very commendable manner. Following the degree work, a Boone County ham dinner was served by members of Acacia Lodge No. 602. I shall always remember my tour through Northwest Missouri, led by R.W. Brother Robert G. Powell, where I met a great number of Masons and their families at the centennial celebration of Agency Lodge No. 10, Western Star No. 15 and Lincoln Lodge No. 138. Moila Shrine Temple and the Divan of this Temple should be and are hereby commended for participating in practically all of the local events occurring in the northwest area. The most outstanding Masonic event of the past year, which created statewide interest and participation in the Fraternity, was the York Rite Class held in Jefferson City in April of this year in honor of Missouri's Governor, Warren Eastman Hearnes. This was the largest known class ever held in the United States, and the Masonic Fraternity is deeply indebted to Governor Hearnes for giving so freely of his time to make this event possible. CORNERSTONES On a number of occasions I had the pleasure of convening the Grand Lodge for the purpose of laying cornerstones of public or Masonic buildings. These occasions, in my opinion, are very good for the Fraternity and should be encouraged in every community. There were four of these ceremonies held in the City of Kirksville during the year. One was of great interest to me as two stones were used at the same time in the same ceremony. Brother Walter Ryle, President of Kirksville State Teachers College, is to be congratulated on his thoughtfulness in inviting the Grand Lodge to participate in ceremonies of this kind. The remainder of the ceremonies are reported elsewhere in this report. HEALING It was only necessary for me to issue two orders of healing during the past year, and this was through a misunderstanding of Lodges in sister jurisdictions.

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Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, through proper channels, requested Eola Lodge No. 207 of Orlando, Florida, to instruct and examine Entered Apprentice Louis M. Moeck on the "first degree" after which it would be necessary for him to petition to receive the remaining degrees. Eola Lodge No. 207 instructed, examined and conferred the remaining degrees without informing Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 until Mr. Moeck had received said degrees. Knowing of no change in the character of Louis M. Moeck since he was first elected, I declared him healed and a member of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 in good standing.


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Belle Lodge No. 373 of Missouri requested Olney Lodge No. 140 of Illinois to confer the three degrees on Melvin B. Smith, and this was done accordingly under Illinois law. Illinois law permits the conferring of degrees in less than four weeks. Brother Smith received his third degree eleven days after his second which was legal under Illinois law and procedure. It was not the fault of Brother Smith, so I therefore declared him healed and a Master Mason in good standing. DECISIONS Thanks to the excellent job done on the revision of our By-Laws. A few years ago there were relatively few decisions that involved a point of Masonic Law not already decided. Most of the questions posed during the last year could have been cleared up by a careful study of said By-Laws and the Annotations. However, it seemed to me on the following decisions the law may not have been clear, and I therefore call them to your attention. I

The question was raised as to how many letters a secretary must write to the Lodges having concurrent jurisdiction in and around Kansas City to receive a waiver on a petitioner who lives in that territory when the Lodge requesting the waiver is outside of that territory. I ruled that it would be necessary to write a letter to the Lodge whose hall is nearest the place where the petitioner lives; or if two or more Lodges met in that hall, only the consent of the oldest Lodge is required. II

The question was raised as to whether a Brother who had been suspended for a number of years could pay his dues for the years missed and be eligible to receive a fifty-year pin. I ruled that the back dues could not be paid for the years under suspension in order to make him eligible to receive said pin.

III The question was raised as to whether a custodian of a Lodge need be a member of the Lodge or a resident of the town where he was employed as a custodian of said Lodge. I ruled that there was nothing to prevent the Lodge hiring whom they pleased for a custodian. IV A Brother requested that his petItIon for affiliation be withdrawn after being presented and a committee appointed. I rtiled that a petition for affiliation should be treated as a petition for the degrees and therefore could not be withdrawn.


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v The question was raised as to whether a proficiency examination given at a special qommunication called for the purpose of conferring the First Degree was legal and was ruled on in the following manner: Section 7.070 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws states that Degrees may be conferred, candidates examined, and ceremonial observances conducted, so therefore the proficiency examination was legal. ESTATES The Roy F. Newman estate which was probated in Randolph County, Missouri, has been closed by our attorneys, Worshipful Brother Richard J. Chamier and M.W. Brother Martin B. Dickinson. The first partial distribution of this estate in the amount of $37,875.00 was received on September 23, 1965, and the final distribution in the amount of $21,960.07 was received on July 21, 1966, for a total received of $59,835.07. After attorneys fees of $8,975.25 and expenses of $18.61, the Grand Lodge received a net of $50,841.21. With reference to a bequest under the will of Brother Spencer 1. Groff of an interest in real estate located in Franklin County, Missouri, upon which there is administration pending in the Probate Court at Union, Missouri, the Grand Lodge has been sued as a party defendant in the case of Louis B. Eckelkamp and others, against Thomas W. Nelson and others, for the partition of this property. While the Grand Lodge has been sued as "Order of the Masonic Lodge of Missouri," which is the way they are mentioned in the will of Brothe~ Groff, an answer has been filed in behalf of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri by Right Worshipful Brother Harry' Gershenson, Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee. This was done at my request and to protect the interests of the Grand Lodge. I would suggest that the incoming Grand Master keep in touch with this case for future developments. GRAND MASTER'S BREAKFAST Two Annual Grand Master's Breakfasts were held during the past year, the first at Louisiana and the second at St. Louis. Perseverance Lodge No. 92 held its annual Breakfast in Louisiana on November 13, 1965. The Lodge was opened at 4 o'clock in the morning. At this time your Grand Master was called on to make a few remarks, after which a bountiful breakfast was served. Surprisingly, there was a goodly number of early rising Brethren who were willing to get out of bed before the "dawn's early light," and attend this meeting. A freewill offering was taken after the meal, which resulted in a contribution to the Masonic Home in the amount of $403.53. The second breakfast, held in St. Louis on Sunday, May 1, 1966, was also a well attended affair with 1,419 Brethren present there to hear an inspiring talk by M.W. Brother Chester Hodges of Ohio. This meeting is always a well organized function-thanks to a committee that works efficiently at making it a success. The members of this Breakfast Committee were M.W. Brother Richard O. Rumer, chairman, M.W. Brother


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Robert L. Aronson, R.W. Brother Alfred M. Frager and R.W. Brother Harry C. Ploetze. Special religious services were held before the breakfast by St. Marcus Evangelical (U.C. of C.) Church, Temple Shaare Emeth and St. John's Methodist Church. A special thanks is extended to St. John'S Methodist Church for contributing the morning offering of $378.20 to the Masonic Home. FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS At the invitation of M.W. Brother Earnest Neath, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Montana, my wife, Lorane, daughter, Becky, and I visited the centennial meeting of the Grand Lodge of Montana. A very interesting three-day meeting was held there, highlighted by a symbolic meeting on a nearby mountain where the first known Lodge meeting in Montana was held. As a guest of Ararat, MoiIa and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temples, I attended the Imperial Session of the Shrine at San Francisco; and to these three Temples, I say that I am now and shall be forever grateful and indebted. My wife and daughter join me in expressing our appreciation. This was a most spectacular event because of the many uniformed units of the Shrine from all sections of North America. I was pleased to have been furnished with an automobile with my name and state printed on the side; and during the parade, I heard many inquiries, such as, "how's Harry," showing that many people remember our own beloved Past Grand Master and former President, M.W. Brother Harry S Truman. It was not my privilege to visit foreign jurisdictions other than the ones mentioned above, however, I was very ably represented by other Grand Officers in Grand Jurisdictions from time to time. DEATHS This section will be gone into at length a little later in the proceedings, but I do wish to mention at this time that we were saddened by the loss of three Past Grand Masters, M.W. Brother Harold L. Reader, M.W. Brother Harry F. Sunderland and M.W. Brother Henry C. Chiles, as well as one of our District Deputy Grand Masters, R.W. Brother Burl Rickman. To the families of these good Brethren I have, on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, extended our heartfelt sympathy. THE GRAND MASTER'S CALENDAR It has been my pleasure to make many Lodge visits this year, all of which have been very nice and rewarding occasions. However, I was disappointed that I could not make more, but was unable to do so because of the limited time available as Grand Master and two special sessions of the General Assembly of Missouri. The following is a detailed list of the visits made and the dates of same: 1965

October 2-New Franklin: Reception and dinner at my home Lodge attended by approximately 600 persons from aU sections of the state.


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October 7-New Franklin: Official visit to Howard Lodge No.4. October 9-Columbia: I was made a life member of Alleppo Grotto by Grand Monarch Mueller, the national head of the Grotto. October 12-Moberly: Official visit to Moberly Commandery. October 13-Pilot Grove: Official visit to William D. Muir Lodge No. 277. October 15-Keytesville: Visit and address to Little Dixie Shrine Club. was made an honorary member of said Club. October IS-Kansas City: Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, where I was officially received. October 21-Kansas City: Dinner and talk to members and wives of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446. October 22-Bunceton: Official visit LO Wallace Lodge No. 456. October 26-Boonville: Official visit to Cooper Lodge No. 36. October 29-District meeting at Santa Fe. October 30-New Franklin: Reception and dinner honoring R.W. Brother Frank Arnold. Grand Patron, Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. November I-Glasgow: Official visit to Livingston Lodge No. 51. November 2-Columbia: Past Masters Dinner at Acacia Lodge No. 602. November 4-Prairie Home: Visit to Prairie Home Lodge No. 503. November 6-JefIerson City: Red Cross of Constantine Dinner. November 7-Jefferson City: Conference of D.D.G.M.s and D.D.G.L.s. November IO-Otterville: Visit to Pleasant Grove Lodge No 142. November 13-Louisiana: 4:00 A.M. Breakfast with Perseverance Lodge No. 92. November 15-Columbia: Centralia Council No. 34, Royal and'Select Masters. November 16-Fayette: Visit to Fayette Lodge No. 47. November 17-Columbia: Acacia Lodge No. 602 where my eldest son, A. Basey Vanlandingham, II, received his first degree of Freemasonry. November IS-Armstrong: Visit to Armstrong Lodge No. 70. November 19-5t. Louis: I received my K.C.C.H. of the Scottish Rite. November 20-St. Louis: Meeting of the Masonic Home Board. November 21-St. Louis: Past Masters Dinner at Sunset Country Club, honoring Past Masters of Magnolia Lodge No. 626. November 22-Shelbina: Visit to Shelbina Lodge No. 228. November 26-Macon: I was privileged to present a 50-year pin to myoid friend and Past Grand Master, Frank P. Briggs. November 30-Portageville: Scottish Rite Dinner at Rusty's Cafe. December I-Advance: Visit to Advance Lodge No. 590 and dinner at Advance High School. December 2-Auxvasse: Shamrock Lodge No. 585. December 4-cGlasgow: Livingston Lodge No. 51-Cornerstone Ceremony on Glasgow R-Il School. December 4-St. Louis: Anchor Lodge No. 443. December 6-Ashland: Ashland Lodge No. 156. December 7-Marceline: Visit to Marceline Lodge No. 481 and presentation of 50-year pin. December 16-New Franklin: Installation of Officers. December 18-5t. Louis: Masonic Home Board Meeting. December 27-Marshal1: Installation of Officers.

1966 January 4-Boonville: Installation of Officers. January lO-Monroe City: Installation of Officers. January 12-Columbia: Meeting of Scottish Rite Club where I was presented with my Red Cap of the K.C.C.H. January 15-St. Louis: Masonic Home Board Meeting. January 26-Columbia: Boone County Masonic Association.


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January 29-St. Louis: Webster Groves Masonic Temple, where a well attended dinner of the Wardens and Masters Club was held. February 2-Columbia: Meeting of Alleppo Grotto. February 12-Columbia: Acacia Lodge No. 602 where the Grand Lodge Officers conferred the third degree of Freemasonry on my son, A. Basey Vanlandingham, II.

February 15-Boonville: Masonic Dinner. February 18-St. Louis: Masonic Home Board Meeting. February 21, 22, 23, and 24-Washington, D. C.: Conference of Grand Masters of North America. March 7-St. Louis: Visit to Cornerstone Lodge No. 323. March 9-8t. Louis: Scottish Rite Club Luncheon. March 18-St. Louis: Masonic Home Board Meeting. March 19-Presented William Hartley with 60-year pin. March 19-Weston: Visit to Weston Lodge No. 53. March 20-Crystal City: Laying of Cornerstone on Baptist Church. March 26-Kansas City: Visit to Alpha Lodge No. 659. March 29-8t. Louis: 75th Anniversary of Rose Hill Lodge No. 550. April I-Keytesville: 19th Masonic District Association. April 2-Jefferson City: York Rite Class in honor of Governor Warren E. Hearnes. April 3-St. Louis: Attended. Palm Sunday Services with children of Masonic Home. April 7-La Plata: 14th Masonic District Meeting. April 14-0dessa: Dinner and Lodge Meeting. April 16-Columbia: As Grand Master, was invited and attended 4th degree Knights of Columbus Meeting and Dinner. April 17-Warsaw: Presented a number of Past Masters Pins. April IS-Moberly: Dinner and well attended open meeting. April 20-Kirksville: Visit and Presentation of 50.year pins. April 22-California: Dinner and Lodge meeting. April 23-Columbia: Meeting of DeMolay Foundation. April 27-Kansas City: Grand Council Royal and Select Masters of Missouri. April 28-Kansas City: Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Missouri. April 29-Kansas City: Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Missouri. April 30-Kansas City: York Rite Dinner. May 1-8t. Louis: Grand Master's Breakfast. May I-Oregon Lodge No. 139, Holt County Court House. May 7--Competition: Visit to Competition Lodge No. 432. May 14-Bloomfield: A wonderful dinner and evening with Bloomfield Lodge No. 153. May 17-Vandalia: Visit to Vandalia Lodge No. 491. May 18-Kirksville: Laying of Cornerstone on new Library Building on campus of Kirksville State Teachers College. May 21-8t. Louis: Visit to Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40. May 26-St. Louis: Visit to Meridian Lodge No.2. May 27-Hillsboro: Visit to Joachim Lodge No. 164. June I-Winston: Centennial meeting of Western Star Lodge No. 15. June 2-Fillmore: Centennial meeting of Lincoln Lodge No. 138. June 3-8t. Joseph: Ninth District Meeting. June 4-Agency: Agency Lodge No. 10 Centennial Meeting. June 4-8t. Joseph: Annual family dinner of Zeredatha Lodge No. 189. June 9-Callao: Centennial of Callao Lodge No. 38. June 10-Brookfield: Centennial meeting of Brookfield Lodge No. 86. June II-New Franklin: Howard Lodge No.4 annual prospect meeting. June I5-Macon; Presentation of 65-year pin to Brother Charles Painter. June I7-8pringfield: S1. Johns Day meeting at United Lodge No.5.


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June 26, 27 and 28-Helena, Montana: Grand Lodge of Montana. July 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8-San Francisco, California: Imperial Session of Shrine as guest of the three Shrine Temples of Western Missouri-Ararat, Moila and Abou Ben Adhem. July 22-Milton: Visit to Milton Lodge No. 151. July 24-Kirksville: Cornerstone Ceremony on new Shrine Club Building. July 29-Jacksonville: Visit to Jacksonville Lodge No. 541 where I presented Judge Joe McKinney, father of our Junior Grand Marshal, Robert L. McKinney, with a 50-year pin. July 31-Marshall: Cornerstone Ceremony on New Masonic Temple. August 9-Kirksville: Double Cornerstone Ceremony on two buildings at Kirksville State Teachers College-the Pershing Building and the Student Union Building. August 13-Sedalia: Ararat Shrine Ceremonial. August 16-Huntsville: A visit to the home Lodge of the Grand Orator, Haskell Holman. August 20-S1. Louis: Masonic Home Board Meeting. September 9-Libertyville: A visit to S1. Francois Lodge No. 234. September ll-Piedmont: Cornerstone Ceremony on New Temple for Wayne Lodge. September 16-Springfield: District Meeting at Gate of Temple Lodge. September I7-Ash Grove: Cornerstone Ceremony on New Masonic Temple for Ash Grove Lodge. September 18-Mountain Grove: Cornerstone Ceremony on new building at State Poultry Experiment Station. September 24-S1. Louis: 50th anniversary of Trinity Lodge. September 25-51. Louis: DeMolay class at Scottish Rite Temple. September 26-5t. Louis: Masonic Home Board Meeting. September 27 and 28-51. Louis: Grand Lodge of Missouri.

CONFERENCE OF GRAND MASTERS OF MASONS IN NORTH AMERICA It was my privilege to attend this conference along with M.W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt, R.W. Brother Elmer Wagner, R.W. Brother Freelon K. Hadley and W. Brother John B. Vrooman. The conference was held in Washington, D. C., the last week in February in commemoration of the birthday of the most famous Freemason of all, W. Brother George Washington. It was my pleasure to serve on the committee that visited his tomb at Mount Vernon on February 22 to place a wreath within the tomb honoring his memory on the date of his birth. The meeting was well attended by the Grand Masters of North America, and it is my opinion that a great deal of valuable information was obtained by those present. I would certainly recommend that my successors in office make every effort to attend this conference. TRIAL COMMISSIONS It seems that some of the Brethren are always prone to err during a Masonic year, and it is the duty of the Grand Master to appoint competent persons to hear the grievances and pronounce judgment on same. There were four such commissions appointed during the past year and the Brethren appointed did serve and those, who have reported, have done an excellent job. •


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To those persons I am deeply indebted, and I wish, at this time, to express my gratitude and that of the Grand Lodge. The following persons served on Trial Commissions: Clayton Lodge No. 601 vs. Earsel William Pollard Richard O. Rumer Roy H. Sander Albert H. Van Gels Westport Lodge No. 340 vs. Grant A. Murry Clovis Collier William J. Hill W. Hugh McLaughlin Westport Lodge No. 340 vs. Robert H. Reid Clovis Collier William J. Hill W. Hugh McLaughlin Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 vs. William Edward Gier Martin B. Dickinson Charles C. Raymond John Weiss

Some of the commissions are still in the process of hearing the cases and, I am sure, will report to the incoming Grand Master. RECOMMENDATIONS During my year as Grand Master, many recommendations have been suggested to me for the good of the Order. However, I am going to present for your consideration only three at this time. After a great deal of discussion at the Conference of District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers held at Jefferson City last fall, it was felt that the Annual Communication would be better attended if held on Monday and Tuesday instead of Tuesday and Wednesday. I therefore recommend that the Annual Communication be held on the last Monday and Tuesday of September each year. As many of you know, I have served eight years on the Board of your Masonic Home. I have had the opportunity to be rather close to the operation of this Home, and I feel that, in the foreseeable future, more money is going to be needed to keep it a place where you would wish to have your family, friends and Brothers spend their sunset years. In preparing the Budget for the fiscal year July 1, 1966-1967 we finally arrived at the amount of $844,220.00. This amount is admittedly conservative and it may prove to be inadequate. In estimating the income for the fiscal year, we assumed that the Grand Lodge per capita for the Home would amount to $257,500.00. Actual income from per capita for fiscal 1965-1966 amounted to $260,126.26. Our estimate for 1966-1967 will be close because we have received from the Grand Secretary $250,000.00 thus far and there will be some more to come. On the basis of the Budget of $844,220.00 and income of $257,500.00 the per capita tax this year will produce only 30.5% of our operating funds. Rising costs of goods and services has resulted in increased budgets every year and this will, in all probability, continue. Furthermore, the Home is op-


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erating at capacity, as far as adults are concerned, and we have a waltmg list of 17 at the present time. I do not think this will change for the better, but will more than likely get worse. If a per capita tax increase is proposed at the 1966 Communication of the Grand Lodge, it will have to layover until 1967 and, if approved then, it will not become effective until 1968 dues are paid. Thus, the earliest we could realize any increased income from a per capita tax would be for 1968-1969 Budget. The Planning Committee and the Board are considering the possible need to expand the facilities of the Home to provide for more adult guests. I have not received the Auditor's Report but the average per capita costs for the 1964-1965 fiscal year was $1,950.26. Assuming an average cost of $2,000.00, if 100 additional guests are provided for we would need an additional $200,000.00 of new money annually to operate. A per capita tax increase of $1.00, to a total of $3.25 for the Home, proposed in 1966, approved in 1967 and effective in 1968 would provide a substantial part of the additional funds needed just about the time it would be needed. Fifty-one per cent of our 1966-1967 Budget will be provided from income on invested funds. Any reduction in dividends, generally, would therefore result in reduction of funds available for operating expenses. An increase in per capita tax would be a safeguard against such a reduction and possible necessity for curtailment of the service we are now able to render. I therefore recommend a per capita tax increase for the Masonic Home in the amount of $1.00. Early in my year, the Masonic Employment Bureau of St. Louis was called to my attention; and I have caused a confidential investigation to be made by a Brother in whom I place the utmost reliance. The results of this report are as follows: It would appear that this Bureau is operated pretty much under the control and direction of the Executive Director. The officers appear to go along with his operation of this Bureau pretty much as a matter of course. The members themselves are not provided with the details of operation to which I believe they are entitled, even when these details are requested. It would appear that some of the unusual methods of operation are: 1. The approval of all expenditures by voucher number rather than by name of payee. 2. The refusal to divulge such payee when request is made. 3. The refusal to divulge who has been placed in what employment, or any details of employment. 4. Operation of the Bureau under a set of by-laws that in at least one respect exceeds the authority granted the Bureau by the Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws. T4e above items coupled with my own feeling that the operation of an Employment Bureau is not a strictly Masonic matter, that this service can be provided just as well, if not better, by commercial employment agencies, and the fact that the operation of this Bureau costs the lodges in the 33rd and 57th Masonic districts between $11,000 and $12,000 per year, makes me feel that a fresh look at this operation would be in order. On the strength of this report, I therefore recommend that some group, possibly the Grand Lodge Board of Relief, make a thorough investigation


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of this Employment Bureau and report to the next Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. CONCLUSION My task is done-a new year lies before U$ to inscribe as we will. I hope this year has found us, all of us in fact, benevolent, consistent and true to the teachings of our Fraternity. Tomorrow I shall yield the helm of the Grand Lodge to one who possesses those qualities of leadership which are so desirable in one who is to lead the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Russell Murray is such a man, and one to whom you may look for guidance at all times. I feel that he is a leader who when weighed in the .balance will not be found wanting. During the past ten years, I have learned to depend on the Grand Officers who preceded me, as well as those who are following me, and I know that my successor can do the same. To those persons I am deeply grateful and to you, the members of this Grand Lodge,' I extend my humble thanks and gratitude for allowing me the great distinction and the priceless privilege of serving you as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. And in conclusion, let me quote these lines: Mayall go well with youl May life's short day glide on peaceful and bright With no more clouds than may glisten in the sunshine, No more rain than may form a rainbow; And may the veiled one of heaven bring us to meet again.

Fraternally submitted, A. BASEY VANLANDINGHAM, Grand Master. R.W. Bro. Russell E. Murray acting temporarily as Grand Master, stated that the address was received and would be presented to the Committee on Grand Master's Address. NOMINATIONS FOR MASONIC HOME BOARD

The following were nominated and elected by acclamation for the Masonic Home Board. Roy Sander-four year term Lloyd C. Seaman-four year term Eugene Northern-unexpired three year term

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS

M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison 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: BRETHREN: Your Committee on the Address of the Grand Master submits the fo)路


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lowing report. The important matters contained therein merit thoughtful consideration. It is apparent that many demands were made of the Grand Master and that a great portion of his time was given to the Craft in making his official visitations to all parts of the State of Missouri and in taking care of the usual duties of the office. All portions of the address dealing with decisions, healings and Masonic law we refer to the Committee on Jurisprudence. 'Ve further recommend that all other matters not herein specified be referred to such committees as may be appropriate. It is the suggestion of your Committee that all take heed of the several recommendations made by the Grand Master and that they be given prompt and suitable attention. The members of this Committee acknowledge with grateful appreciation the fine administration of Our Grand Master and express the sincere thanks of this Grand Lodge for his devotion to his fraternal duties. Respectfully submitted, GEORGE F. MORRISON, Chairman, M. E. EWING ARTHUR FRANK

U. GOODMAN, JR.

P.

BRIGGS

RICHARD O. RUMER J. M. SELLERS

Robert L. Aronson

ORESTES MITCHELL, JR.

C.

JAMES M. BRADFORD

FORREST

MARTIN B. DICKINSON

HAROLD O. GRAUEL

HAROLD M. JAYNE

ROBERT H. MAl'iN

BRUCE

H.

DONNELL

HUNT

REPORT OF GRAND SECRETARY

R.W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner presented the report of the Grand Secretary, which was received and is as follows. SUMMARY OF LODGE WORK

Total Membership, June 30, 1966 Net loss . Initiated . Passed . Raised .

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117,218 1,297 2,833 2,441 2,393

SPECIAL ORDER OF HEALING

Ivanhoe Lodge No. 4.16 re Louis M. Moeck Belle Lodge No. 373 re Melvin B. Smith COMMISSIONS TO DEPUTIES

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

Duplicate charters wereissued to the following lodges: Shekinah Lodge No. 256 Temperance Lodge No. 438 Holt Lodge No. 49

Paris Union Lodge No. 19 Doric Lodge No. 300 Irondale Lodge. No. 143

CHARTERS ARRESTED

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LODGES CONSOLIDATED

None. COURTESIES

One hundred requests have been made to Sister Jurisdictions to confer degrees for Missouri lodges; and fifty-five requests have been made to Missouri lodges by Sister Jurisdictions. DISPENSATIONS

By order of Grand Master Vanlandingham dispensations were issued as follows: October 4, 1965, to M.W. Bro. Harold O. Grauel, P.G.M., Cape Girardeau, Mo., to lay cornerstone of First Presbyterian Church, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and for St. Mark's Lodge No. 93, A.F. & A.M., to hold a special communication of the Grand Lodge for that purpose on Sunday, October 10, 1965. October 6, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Cache Lodge No. 416, St. Louis, Mo., to hold public installation o[ officers at Pomegranate Temple, 3311 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, December 11, 1965, at 8:00 p.m. October 15, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Good Hope Lodge No. 218, St. Louis, Mo., to hold their stated communication and installation of officers on Saturday, December 4, 1965, at Meridian Temple, 4500 Donovan Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. October 18, 1965, to the Wor. Master of Swope Park Lodge No. 617, Kansas City, Mo., to hold the regular and special communications o[ Swope Park Lodge No. 617 in Northeast Masonic Temple, 141 So. Van Brunt Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., until such time as their new temple is ready for occupancy. October 19, 1965, to M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson, P.G.M., Kansas City, Mo., to dedicate new lodge hall of Western Star Lodge No. 15 at Winston, Mo., on Sunday, October 24, 1965. November 16, 1965, to R.W. Bro. Edward C. Appleton, District Deputy Grand Master (7th District), Hopkins, Mo., to dedicate the hall of Clearmont Lodge No. 507, Clearmont, Mo., on Tuesday, October 12, 1965. November 23, 1965, to R.'\V. Bro. Walter L. Walker, Senior Grand Marshal, Neosho, Mo., to lay the cornerstone and dedicate new Masonic Temple of Robert Burns Lodge No. 496, GainesviIle, Mo., and to hold a special communication of the Grand Lodge [or that purpose on Sunday, November 28, 1965, at 2:00 p.m. January 20, 1966, to M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson, P.G.M., Kansas City, Mo., to dedicate new building at 8501 Oldham Road, Kansas City, Mo., to be occupied by Swope Park Lodge No. 617, Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, January 20, 1966, at 8:15 p.m. January 21, 1966, to R.W. Bro. Emil J. Bratrud, District Deputy Grand Master (8th District), Rock Port, Mo., to dedicate new lodge meeting place for Fairfax Lodge No. 483, Fairfax, Mo. January 21,1966, to the Wor. Master of Galt Lodge No. 423, Galt, Mo., to hold election of their officers on Friday, january 28, 1966, in lieu of their regular election of officers usually held the fourth Friday in November. March 24, 1966, to the Wor. Master of East Gate Lodge No. 630, Kansas City, Mo., to confer first and second sections of the Third Degree on a candidate of East Gate Lodge No. 630 o[ Des Moines, Iowa, according to Missouri ritual, at Scottish Rite Temple, 6th Avenue and Park Street, Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, April 16, 1966. March 24, 1966, to R.W. Bro. J. Morgan Donelson, Senior Grand Deacon, Princeton, Mo., to dedicate new lodge hall of Bethany Lodge No. 97, A.F. & A.M., at Bethany, Mo., on Sunday, April 17, 1966, at 2:00 p.m.


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March 24, 1966, to the Wor. Master of Polar Star Lodge No. 79, St. Louis, Mo., to confer the degrees upon George Hennan Von Seelen, according to Section 13.IlO, and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his representative. April 7, 1966, to the Wor. Master of Savannah Lodge No. 71, Savannah, Mo., to hold regular stated communication of Savannah Lodge No. 71 at Savannah, Mo., on Thursday, June 2, 1966, at 5:00 p.m., to enable them to conduct their business meeting and then attend the centennial celebration of Lincoln Lodge No. 138 at Fillmore, Mo., at 6:30 p.m., on said date. April 25, 1966, to the Wor. Master of Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, St. Joseph, Mo., to confer the degrees upon Richard William Dahms, according to Section 13.IlO, and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his representative. May 6, 1966, to R.W. Wilbur L. Hains, District Deputy Grand Lecturer (24th District), Miami, Mo., to dedicate new lodge hall of Trilumina Lodge No. 205 at Marshall, Mo., for Masonic use and purposes. May 9, 1966, to the Wor. Master of Crestwood Lodge No. 669, Crestwood, Mo., to hold special communication at Valley Park Masonic Temple, 439 Meramec Station Road, Valley Park, Mo., on Saturday, May 14, 1966, at 8:00 a.m., for the purpose of conferring the Master Mason degree on five (5) of their candidates. May 24, 1966, to R.W. Bro. Charles B. Whitchurch, District Deputy Grand Master (10th District), Winston, Mo., to dedicate Lock Springs School Auditorium for Masonic purposes in order that Lock Springs Lodge No. 488 may conduct degree work in said auditorium on or about June II, 1966. August 8, 1966, to the Wor. Master of Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520, St. Louis, Mo., to confer the Degrees of Freemasonry upon George Arthur Stewart, 2314 Virginia Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., according to Section 13.IlO, and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his representative. August 18, 1966, to R.W. Bro. John Owen, District Deputy Grand Master (36th District), Warsaw, Mo., to dedicate a new lodge hall for Cole Camp Lodge No. 595, Cole Camp, Mo., on September 22, 1966. GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

The Grand Master appointed the following Grand Representatives: George A. Karsch E. M. Perrin WilIiamF. Cisko, Jr. Ekrem Tok Robert L. Taylor

Tennessee New South Wales New Jersey Turkey Oklahoma

NOMINATIONS FOR GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

Walter H. Baird Walter L. Walker Walter C. Ploeser Robert L. McKinney Carl I. Stein James P. Hull Roy H. Rude Jack N. Matthews Everett H. Trunk William A. Bagley

. Costa Rica Delaware Illinois Massach usetts Mexico (Valle de Mexico) New Hampshire New Jersey Nicaragua Oklahoma Western Australia FIFTY-YEAR BUTTONS PRESENTED

Name Of Brother George E. Rhodes, Sr. George T. Comstock

Name of Lodge Summit Strafford

No. 263 608


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Russell L. Hughes Alexander S. Dawson Paul W. Helbig Reuben S. Swimmer Owen S. Edwards Louis W. Hagemeyer William C. Rue Otto Truebe William A. Ulrich John Boelloeni William A. Rulkoetter Walter F. Stumpe William A. Studt Ray C. Whitford Henry Spreckelmeyer Louis H. Kashner Ernest H. Wachter William Nasse Emil A. Reutner Jacob R. Blivens William L. Brosius W. L. Thomas Clinton V. Barnhart Roy L. Damron James T. Glass, Jr. Luray Haynes John S. Rowell Chester Myers Howard M. West Graham H. Witherspoon Stephen Alex Sparks Alonzo O. Briscoe J. Willard Ray Fred A. Farr Arthur J. Green Abel Hensel Phel ps Benton Wesley Paxton Harry Witt Norman Love, Sr. Burton Frank Connolly Roscoe Rodgers R. M. Good Edward F. Tegler A. T. Tyler Robert E. Eschmann Homer Brown Robert W. Homsey Arthur J. Nicolay Oliver J. Chamberlain N. Murray Edwards S. D. Mcintire William Girscht Frank Foegeding Harry B. LaTourette August C. Grafeman

Ralls Cornerstone Cornerstone Cornerstone United Magnolia Magnolia Magnolia Erwin Erwin Erwin Erwin Erwin Fairfax Forest City Charity Charity Hermann Itaska Beacon Gallatin Wyaconda Paulville New Hope Holden Pendleton Continental Grand River Temple Temple Potosi Gorin Hayti Polo Magnolia Parrott Independence Lambskin Fenton George Washington Latimer Branson Olive Branch Agency Magnolia Conway Blackwell Cornerstone Decatur Griswold Clinton Euclid Mizpah Polar Star Polar Star

33 323 323 323 5

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Polar Star St. Marks Tebbetts York York York York York York York York York Zalma Beacon Beacon Acacia Clifton Adair Good Hope Bee Hive Cooper Jonathan Tuscan United Erwin Polar Star Polar Star Algabil Greensburg Cornerstone Cornerstone Mount Moriah Mount Moriah Aurora Magnolia Fellowship Mount Moriah Potosi Tower Grove Morley Anderson Columbia Gate City Hume Ralls Wayne Samaritan Cooper Marcus Orient Point Pleasant Latimer Lodge of Love Non PareH Forest Park

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565 563 563 563 563 563 563 563 563 563 545 3 3

602 463 366 218 393

36 321 360 .1)

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526 424

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Pierre Grigg Harold M. Armsby G. C. Willson, Jr. Alvin Henry Rode Sim B. Hood Charles J. KUIlZ Robert Pearl Propst W al ter L. Swartzel Ira C. Wilson James A. Griffith James Collier Burgess George C. Henson Clyde J. Pryor Fred W. Kent William C. Vincent Marshall Elmer Montgomery George Remmert Raymond R. Duncan Roy Holland Carl B. Roebken Adolphus Klauber Maxmillan G. Baron Frank H. Stacey Bert N. Smith Frank L. Pulley Wallace F. Feutz Otto Brenner Burt R. Smith Arthur S. Krebs Joseph Barthold Arthur C. Himing William F. Eakins John Windsor Bates Ernest Brandt John Arthur McCune A. Claude Brewitt Ray T. Scott Gordon Wilson William Brandt A. Glendi Blakey Arthur R. Lenox William I>. Fowler Arth ur Kinkade John E. Kennedy F. E. Palmer A. Russell Brooking William C. Halffill Thomas R. Gibson Fred Russell Nelson Ernest H. Kramer Frank Kaetzel Edward J. Brack Irwin W. Sleyster Arthur Thomas Mullier Ransom Fourt

Carthage Tuscan Tuscan Olive Branch Beacon Monett Paulville Monett Monett Monett Liberty Liberty Jonathan Carthage Charity Sikeston Easter Saline Summersville Clay Forest Park Napthali United United Clarksdale Hebron Meridian Belgrade Gate City Erwin Erwin Excelsior Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Allensville Mount Hope Bee Hive Clinton Paris Union Charity Sedalia Sedalia Sedalia Ada Huntsville Lamar Solomon Webb City Lambskin Tower Grove Tower Grove Tower Grove Higbee Texas

197 360 360 576 3 129 319 129 129 129 31 31 321 197 331 3JO 575 226 555 207 578 25

5 5

559 354 2

632 522 121 121

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE Frank Jones John Richard Flowerree William H. Moore George P. Bloxham Paul P. Harrington A. H. Wilson Maurice E. Rovin Edward P. Duncan Carl G. Nelson Alfred Watters Obern C. Meadows Sammie N. O'Neal William F. Kuergeleis Parrish L. Nelson John Henry Hicks Melvin C. Anderson Henry C. Barnett Herman C. Walz Arthur Fults Leon M. Morton, Sr. James B. Mayse, Jr. Ernest L. Mitchell Walter Lee Brandon Lloyd M. Wood Edward L. Guese George H. Engler Arden A. Easton Edgar A. Kibbe Henry J. Hagemeyer August J. Bolm Anton Pearson Thornton B. Bryan Roy B. Koch Charles A. Neal Walter Ray Montgomery Harry Lambert Abbott Robert T. Lanphere Thomas E. Kendrick Harry Hyatt Tussey Delbert F. Craven Jesse W. Marsh Charles Fred Mehl Foy T. Fowler Leslie E. Toole Henry F. Weber Delbert Matthews Alvin F. Herron Frank Lamar . Joseph L. Beazley Oliver E. Bennett Hugh McNutt Harry Lynn Asher Louis Dent Charles May Clifford O. Wilber

Everton Ralls United Charity East Gate Rothville Beacon Rowley Clinton Fraternal Latimer Leadwood Progress United Laclede Gate City Moberly Erwin Shaveh Temperance Parrott Lewistown Poplar Bluff Gray Summit Gray Summit Aurora Beacon California California Polar Star Temple Jewel Salem Fellowship George Washington Independence Independence Solomon West Gate Temple Amsterdam Pomegranate Bee Hive Charity Fenton Linn Ralls Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff St. Joseph Trenton Salem Galena Zeredatha

1966 405 33 5

331 630 426 ~

204 548 363 145 598 657 5 83 522 344 121 646 438 308 494 209 173 173 267 3

183 183 79 299 480 225 345 9

76 76 271 445

299 141

95 393 331

281 326 33 209 209 209 78

III 225 515

189


1966

25

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Harry R. Smith Claude O. Warfield John D. Kiefer Percy Brahm Bernard H. Hertenstein John R. McMurtry John W. George Earl A. Cook Charles H. Burns Hollie A. McDowell William A. Drago Leonard M. Hosman Willis I. Lewis Milton C. Robinson John F. Baber F. R. Eaton John Elijah Craig J. E. Bradshaw Joe Abner Frazier Harry Hartkoff Frank R. Nelson Hugo E. Wiedemann William George Bangs Milton H. Elliott William R. Hossman Asher C. Jones Howard J. Kobusch Harry R. Pendergrass Arthur S. Pond Walter S. Shornick R. Carter Tucker Lorenzo G. Wilks Marshall D. Parsons Charles A. Richter Roy J. White Albert G. Miller William R. Auld William J. Sutter William R. Lovelace S. P. Tierney William H. Roster Fred M. Craig Edward Tervis Brant, Sr. Roy J. Mann Oscar L. Vineyard William C. Mitchell Harry Fred Beckmann Frank L. Butz Louis A. Stephan Adolph Ternetz Adolph Brandenbruger Roy C. Renick Martin A. Poth Edgar A. Fawcett Albert H. Kahn

Wellston Morehouse Salisbury Shamrock Memphis Wellsville Cass Gate City Gate City United United Pattonsburg Stella Euclid Richmond Leadwood Mansfield Corinthian Comfort Mt. Moriah Laclede University Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Barbee Gate City West Gate Good Hope Good Hope Tower Grove St. James St. James St. James JIlmo Liberty Van Buren Van Buren Polar Star George Washington Cache Meridian Meridian Magnolia Raytown Beacon Beacon Beacon

613 603 208 585 16 194 147 522 522 5 5

65 538 505

57 598 543 265 533 40

83 649 446 446 446 446 446 446 446 446 446 446 217 522 445 218 218 631 230 230 230 581

31 509 509 79

9

416 2 2

626 391

3 3 3


26

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Otto Floch Samuel B. Harris John C. Dillingham Fred L. Henn Henry P. Lowenstein Vernon P. Wagner John F. Ackley Carl F. Nolting Edwin Frankmann Edward A. Klausman James E. Wilson Fred Dyer Cass W. Browning Frank W. Marlow Nels Martin Nelson Charlie B. Moore Elmer C. Velore Herbert D. Giles Orin J. Adams Frank P. Briggs C. R. Satterfield J. W. Futrell Arthur E. Hartzog Charles Baumgartner William Demko Olin Parker Edward Probert Andrew Samuel Yard Luman F. Matthews Edward E. Pershall Clyde R. White Clinton Haynes Henry E. Heitman Harry A. Brann F. Lloyd Williams John W. Thomas Arthur B. Carroll Carl F. Short George I. Field Allen T. Sweezer David Harper Hiram Elmer Honse John Christian Iselin Carl J. Meyer Gustav H. Juergens Clarence Gladden Carl T. Bertholdt Levi Judah William A. Roth Otto Drumm August H. Wacherle August F. Netzer Anthony Gatzert James Earl Summers Charles A. Morgenthaler

Clifton Heights Poplar Bluff Temple Temple Temple Temple Euclid Maplewood Lambskin Lambskin Mizpah Cache Summit Tuscan St. Marks Higbee Gate City Ravenwood Hamilton Censer Sampson Sampson Laclede Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Occidental Clayton Clayton Clayton Richmond Clinton Ionic Ionic Gate City Gate City Pride of the West Ash Grove Leadwood Marceline Marceline Rolla George Washington !taska Erwin Plato Tower Grove Wellington Rose Hill Anchor Anchor Anchor Anchor Earl Hallsville

1966 520 209 299 299 299 299 505 566 460 460 639 416 263 360 93 527 522 201 224 172

298 298 83 40 40 40 163 601 601 601 57 548 154 154

522 522 179

100 598 481 481 213 9 420 121

469 631

22 550 443 443 443

443 285 336


1966

27

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Louis J. Brooks, Jr. Max Weinberg Max Soule Sam F. Wennerman Walter Raker Harry R. Varnon Leslie L. Fulkerson Charles R. Robertson George E. Dillard Oren E. Marshall William C. Markwardt Ralph Elrey Covert Roy W. Carpenter Christ J. Rapp Harry F. Becker Henry Brenner Edward L. Weber Harry Blakely Otto Herman Schnepel Elmer Ruediger Bernard August Walther Jesse Webster Vincent A. Chinberg John E. Friede Louis Wolff George H. Pollard Irving M. Fawcett Clements E. Vogel Charles F. Reiss Victor B. Sheldon Wilbur R. Lake George R. Barton Clarence L. Barthol t Joe Beagles Thomas Henry Curtis Harry Frederick Schwarting Wal ter F. Oster Herbert O. Ellis Everett E. Mayes Frank W. Seibel Boyd Charlie Pearl James Clarkson Ogilvie Lee A. Grinter Everett P. Legg Thomas E. Loftis Harry K. Downing Okie Myers Earl K. Eby Cleveland C. Minnick Rolla A. Lake Alpha E. Morrow Arthur E. Deremiah W. Howard Roach, Sr. James C. Fletcher Adolph Edwin Schleyer

Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Corinthian Griswold Mechanicsville Joplin Joplin Joplin Joplin Joplin Twilight Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Osborn West Gate Hermann St. Marks Callao Clayton Olive Branch Lambskin Lambskin Beacon Beacon Magnolia Parrott Wyaconda Wellsville Ivanhoe Santa Fe Jefferson Missouri "Vellston St. John's St. John's St. John's Chamois Charleston Independence Richmond Acacia Chilhowee Orient Orient Hardin Cornerstone Williamstown Leadwood Canopy Centertown Lambskin

642 642 642

642 265 178 260 335 335 335 335 335 114

2 2 2 2

317 445

123 93 38

601 576 460 460 3 3

626 308

24 194 446 462 43 I

613 28 28 28 185 407 76 57 602 487 546

546 322 323 370

598 284 611

460


28

PROCEEDINGS OF THE路 Victor L. Ambrose Arthur E. Baker Wm. H. Winsor Wendell Stuart Arthur E. Euvkor Edward Geisler Ralph E. Williams Benjamin W. Wessel Lee Kappelman Charles H. Koslowsky Ramsey C. Henschel Paul S. Bush Emmett B. McKibben Robert Edgar Reynolds Sam Meilike W. R. Howard Roy White Charley H. Walker Jerome Bamburg Elmo C. Perdue Olen P. Williams Willis H. Mitchell Jess L. zenor Edward E. Emme James R. Moorehead E. L. Eichhorn Henry C. Gardner Francis G. Hale Joseph C. Saylor William Pen Jones Frank L. Smith Louis A. Burkel Frank O. Murphy Melvin Roy Mount J ahn W. Melton Robert S. Williams Harley Clarence Keeney Clarence J. Warman Elmo Witcher Ernest G. Meyer James D. Marlow Walter L. Pikey Joseph Lanzner Albert F. Richard Simon Lewis Wolfherg George Rippe Herbert Finke Hubert Shafer Earl J. Hudgins Emery V. Potter George M. SaIlwasser Madison M. Wilson Don Sangee Lamm George I. Haworth Thomas C. Boutross

Defiance Mercer Beacon Tower Grove Albert Pike Pyramid Silex Waverly Waverly Aurora Ivanhoe Wakanda Howard Friendship Greensburg Russellville Blue Springs Riddick Kirksville Ada Ada Ava Ingomar Cornerstone Lexington Salisbury Unionville Liberty Mercer Branson Charity Jefferson Granite Hannibal Greenville Cache Hamilton Independence Chilhowee Marceline Wellsville Point Pleasant Cosmos Rural South Gate Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Troy Ash Grove Ivanhoe Maplewood Nodaway Sedalia Carthage Kansas City

1966 88 35 3 631 219 180 75 61 61

267 446

52 4 89 414

90 337 361 105

444 444

26 536 323 149

208 210

31 35 587 331 43

272 188 107

416 224 76 487 481 194 176 282 316 547 40 40 34 100

446 566 470

236 197 220


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29

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Russell T. McGuire William Rubin Glen E. Toalson Herman Goldwasser George W. Somerville Harry Pitts Ray M. Coon Lucas AItheide William Walje Earl Donley Francis L. Girdner Thomas Ray Spiva Edward Kessler Grover C. Ira William I. Vaughn, Sr. Henry Ray McNally Rudolph W. Netzeband Charles David Mel ton Roy T. Becker Harry W. Krag Erwin A. Stein Jacob Moskow Raymond A. Nolte Rex L. Foley Albert Boener Samuel H. Shuchart Henry Strothman Edwin Kettenbrink L. David Enloe William R. Wells William A. Wagner, Jr. Cabell Gray Perry W. Porter Walter Warren Limecooly Galen M. Gordon David T. Griffith August Schmidt Elmer L. Dressler Henry Raines Harry Walter Johnson W. O. Edwards Lee D. Nichols Phillip A. Rashbaum William A. Foster Rolla F. Wood Fred E. Loewnau Z. F. Boswell, Sr. Fred G. Burger Thomas A. Burnett Edgar Finke Jonas Shriber Joseph D. Harrell Herbert C. Van Smith Theodore Marks Phillip Munies

Kansas City Kansas City St. Clair Webster Groves Jamesport Hermitage Hermitage St. John's Wallace Clarksburg Trenton Centralia St. Louis Ionic Dexter Zeredatha Mizpah Pomegranate Lambskin Magnolia Beacon Beacon Beacon New Salem St. Francisville Polar Star Fraternal Mt. Moriah Jefferson Jefferson Mizpah Tuscan Unionville 'West Gate Xenia Kirksville Cache Cache St. Joseph Rural East Prairie Gate City Gate City Morley Corinthian Good Hope Canopy Charity Charity Cornerstone Cornerstone Holliday Independence Ivanhoe Triangle

220 220 273 84 564 288 288 28 456 553 III

59 20 154 532 189 639 95 460 626 3 3

3

270 588 79 363 40 43 43

639 360 210 445 50 105 416 416 78 316 384 522

522 184 265 218

284 331 331 323

323 660 76 446

638


30

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Alfred N. Boettger Casey V. Sattsgaver George Nansur Charles Russell Gregory George J. Ott, Sr. William A. C. Schleuter Julius L. London William P. Wagenbach Earl A. Shaver Gus Minter, Sr. Albert H. Daume, Sr. George W. Howson Harry O'Neal Nathan Abrahams Albert W. Gruel' Fred G. Kern Isadore Samuels James Graham Lewis H. Westmoreland Russell A. Slater Fred G. Bergmann Lewis D. Dozier Winfield Frank Leonhart George Washington Couch Curtis J. Velare DeVaudrey A. Greene I. Isadore Hassenbusch Emmet F. Cornelius Carl F. Bloker Nat J. Venable R. J. Ludlow, Jr. Luther Boone Roy L. Cline William Haberthier Frank K. Zoll Saul Barney Spitzer Fred Columbus Fischer Ralph Robertson Fred F. Brockelbank Russell S. Cochran Walter Harrison Nelson Cooke Boyles James W. Morgan Ely Yawitz Charles A. McDaniel Donald H. Sosey John Robert Akins W. Clarence Wharton Charles Fruth Milton Robertson Reuben F. Thiele Richard H. Hatton Herman Maier Otto F. Leitner

Triangle Ash Grove Acacia La Belle La Belle Erwin Itaska Itaska North Star North Star Cache Country Club Irondale Mizpah Mizpah Naphtali Compass Compass Ionia Putnam Tower Grove Tuscan Wellston Wellston Gate City Maplewood Zeredatha Zeredatha Caruthersville Rothville Tuscan Wheeling Carthage Daggett Gallatin Pomegranate Pomegranate United Wellsville Mt. Zion Ivanhoe Lowry City Oriental Apollo Lambskin Palmyra Shekinah Bee Hive Magnolia Magnolia Magnolia Magnolia Magnolia Magnolia

1966 638 100 602 222

222 121 420 420 157 157 416 656 143

639 639

25 120 120 381 190 631 360 613 613 522 566 189 189 461 426 360 434 197 492 106 95 95 5 194 327 446 403 518 529 460 18 256 393 626 626 626 626 626 626


1966

31

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Lawrence D. Simon A. Hardin Williams Thomas W. Hardin William H. Hohlenkamp Carl H. Wachtel Edward L. Earney Edgar Myers A. E. Hardy Robert William Byrne Henry Thurman Bundy Ernest T. Friton George F. Binder James Carl Shaffer Clarence Ramsmeyer Oscar Rothrock John Hendry Robert E. Flynn Emmett R. Beckham F. Walter Von Wehrden Robert P. Waters Edward Ernest Morrison Harry E. Evers Daniel Walter Roberts Virgil P. Johnson William F. Niehaus Barnard Hastings Cottle William A. Sharp W. B. Heineman Harry Monroe Curfman Carl William Gaeth George Harry Baumer Calloway Alven Rosson J. Ray Laughlin Nathan Aronberg Hugh V. Ashley Leon John Bahn William A. Yount Harry Edward Danks A. R. Harnes Alfons Artman J. Earl Shipman S. Harrison Winsor Edmond W. Knobel Ernest P. Smith Max Hudson McClure HarveyT. Davis Walter E. Lippert Elmer Hartman White John Wasem Henry W. Endres J. S. Phillips Carey Huston Frank Mervin Weatherby Clemmence M. White

Magnolia Silex Billings Mt. Moriah Webster Groves Lebanon Kirksville Kirksville Magnolia Coldwater Cornerstone Cornerstone Sullivan Barbee Barbee Beacon Beacon Beacon Beacon Charity Harmony Naphtali Webster Groves Jameson Mizpah Mizpah Hardin Progress Orient Buckner Jennings Jennings Perryville Lambskin St. Marks St. Marks St. Marks St. Marks St. Marks Beacon Gate of the Temple Laclede Acacia Acacia Farmington Independence Missouri Summit University University Windsor Trilumina Rose Hill St. Joseph

626

75 379 40 84

77 105 105

626 485

323 323 69

217 217 3 3

3 3

331 499

25 84

500 639 639 322 657 546 501 640 640 670 460 93 93 93 93 93 3

522 83 602

602 132 76 I

263 649 649 29

205 550

78


32

1966

PROCEEDINGS OF THE William F. Vestal Harry F. Kirkpatrick Walter J. Weidemann Roy L. Garner Fred J. Hoffmeister O. W. Brauninger Rudolph E. Huesgen Beauford A. Boyer Winneford R. Salmon Charles Albert Rutherford Carl E. Waters Ervin Strauss Edward F. Harris Horace Henry Long Quintas L. Drennan Charles D. Magee Clem J. Hartman H. H. Williams Robert E. Grote August W. Willert Rufus H. Limpp Paul J. H. Cuba Elmer E. Jordan William Groshong Paul H. Martin Elmer Hudson Thomas R. Pascal Martin L. Crowe John Harry Crowe William R. Lustkandl Ralph B. Brundrett Carl H. Kobrock George C. Geisz Ville B. Furnish Eben H. Hathaway David Von Hahn

St. Joseph Gate of the Temple Tower Grove Pyramid Pyramid Cold Spring Mizpah Hemple Zeredatha Clinton Gorin Meridian Middle Fabius Orient Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Ancient Craft Erwin Gate City Moscow Wakanda Wellston Sturgeon Sullivan Charleston Cornerstone Cornerstone Ivanhoe Keystone Freedom Lodge of Love West Gate

78 522 631 180 180 274 639 37 189 548 72 2

244 546 360 360 360 360 360 360 377 121 522 558 52 613 174 69 407 323 323 446 243 636 259 445

There were a total of 640 fifty-year Buttons presented during the fiscal year. Respectfully submitted, ELMER W. WAGNER,

Grand Secretary. REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER

R.W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner, Grand Secretary, presented the report of the Grand Treasurer, R.W. Bro. William H. Utz, Jr., which was received and is as follows: Balance in The Mechanics Bank, St. Joseph, Missouri, July I, 1965 $ 11,172,08 Received from Grand Secretary-July I, 1965 to June 30, 1966 .. 485,791.47 Disbursed-July 1, 1965 to June 30, 1966 484,626.49 Balance in The Mechanic." Bank, St. Joseph, Missouri, June 30, 1966 $ 12,334.06 Also received from Roy F. Newman Estate $ 37,875.00 Assets in General Fund Agency Account-First National Bank in Kansas City, Missouri:


1966

33

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI UNITED STATES TItEASUIl.Y NOTES

Interest Rate (Per Cent) . . 4~ ... 4~ ..

Maturity 5/15/67 .. . 5/15/67

Par Value $ 20,000.00 2,000.00

Carrying Value .$ 19,890.50 1,996.60

$ 22,000.00

.$ 21,887.10

$ 70,000.00

.$ 67,158.92

UNITED STATES TREASURY BILLS

9/30/66 7/14/66 Total Securities Uninvested Cash

20,000.00

19,772.47

$ 90,000.00

$ 86,931.39

. $112,000.00 .

$108,818.49 754.21 $109,572.70

SECURITIES--PERMANENT FUND

United States Treasury Bonds 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 .. . II/15/98 . . . . ..

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. $ 40,000.00 5,000.00 . 25,000.00 30,000.00 . 10,000.00 . 43,000.00 16,000.00 10,000.00 . 29,000.00

.$ 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

$208,000.00

$207,580.00

United States Treasury Notes 5/15/67 . 11/15/70

.

4y.l 5

. $ 2,000.00 . 19,000.00 .$ 21,000.00 $229,000.00

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

.$

1,996.60 19,171.00

.$ 21,167.60 $228,747.60

572.46

Total

$229,320.06 Respectfully submitted, W. H. UTZ,

JR.,

Grand Treasurer. 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 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, 1965 to June 30, 1966, also the Masonic Home Initiation Fund, the George Washington Me-


34

1966

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

morial 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

I, 1965

TO JUNE

30, 1966

Actual Budget Cash Receipts Per Capita Tax . $375,426.57 $378,000.00 Masonic Home Initiation Fees 29,450.00 25,000.00 2,945.00 2,500.00 George Washington Memorial Association Fees 1,836.95 2,154.00 Sale of Manuals . 2,135.23 2,100.00 Dues Receipt Cards . Sale of Grand Lodge Forms and Books: Constitution and By-laws $ 390.00 Grand Lodge Forms 421.95 Booklets . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.40 840.35 700.00 Interest on Investments Permanent Fund General Fund

$7,391.93 887.07

Total Budgeted Items Estate Roy F. Newman Visits-D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. Kansas City Masonic Board of Relief. . . . . . . Donations to Hospital Visitation Fund Duplicate Charters Portageville Lodge No. 166 (Defunct) Chula Lodge .. Miscellaneous Total Income Receipts (Brought Forward) Transfers from Agency Account (Includes $196.72 from Income Account) Total Receipts Disbursements-Per Schedule Attached Excess of Disbursements over Receipts Balance, July I, 1965 ..

8,279.00

140.35

279.00

$420,913.10 $418,454.00 $ 2,459.10 $ 37.875.00 5,310.00 21.00 98.00 15.00 97.00 7.50 1.00 $464,337.60 20,000.00 . $484,337.60 484,988.16 $

(650.56) 21,930.08

Balance, June 30, 1966 $ 21,279.52 Consisting of Balance in Mechanics Bank, 5t Joseph, Missouri $ 12,334.06 Balance in Mercantile-Commerce Trust Company, St. Louis, Missouri-Imprest Fund 2,664.41 Balance in First National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri-Interest in Agency Permanent Fund Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,281.05 Balance in Banks-General Fund, June 30, 1966 $ 21,279.52 (--) Denote red figure

8,000.00

Actual Over or (Under) Budget ($2,573.43) 4,450.00 445.00 (317.05) 35.23


1966

35

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. OF MISSOURI GENERAL FUND STATEMENT OF CASH DISBURSEMENTS AND COMPARISON WITH BUDGET

1, 1965

JULY

TO JUNE

30, 1966

Actual Over or (Under) Budget Budget

Actual By Direct Appropriation of Grand Lodge $ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00 $ Salary-Grand Secretary 8,400.00 8,400.00 Salary-Grand Lecturer 500.00 500.00 Salary-Grand Treasurer 2,333.33 4,000.00 (1,666.67) Honorarium-Dr. Harold Reader 2,184.86 2,200.00 ( 15.14) Masonic Service Association-Per Capita 3,000.00 3,000.00 Masonic Service-Hospital Visitation Contributions to Masonic Temple Association for Maintenance-Grand Lodge Quarters 3,600.00 3,600.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 Contribution to Missouri Lodge of Research Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges 100.00 100.00 0

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$ 31,Il8.19 $ 32,800.00 $ (1,681.81)

By Requisition Grand Master Expenscs-Grand Master $ 4,800.00 $ 4,800.00 $ Expenses-Grand Lecturer 4,200.00 4,200.00 Expenses-Grand Lodge Officers and Commit1,590.65 2,000.00 409.35) tees 1,200.00 1,200.00 Conference of Grand Lodge Officers 2,250.00 2,250.00 Conference of D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. Washington, D. C. Meeting or 1,409.12 2,000.00 (590.88) Auditing 200.00 500.00 (300.00) Grand Master's Contingent Fund 1,362.56 2,000.00 (637.44) 7,507.54 7,500.00 7.54 Expenses of Grand Lodge Session 00000000000000

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$ 24,519.87 $ 26,450.00 $ (1,930.13) By Requisition of Grand Secretary Salaries-Grand Lodge Office $ 12,383.85 $ 12,840.00 $ ( 456.15) Employees' Tax Expense-Social Security and 974.89 1,000.00 Federal Unemployment Insurance 25.Il) Insurance 286.00 500.00 214.00) Operation of Grand Lodge Office: A-Printing, Postage and Stationery .. 3,413.98 3,500.00 86.02) 1,068.45 B-Telephone and Telegrams 1,200.00 131.55) C-Office Equipment .. 493.37 500.00 6.63) D-Office Supplies 307.41 300.00 7.41 E-Incidental Office Expenses 349.16 500.00 150.84) Incidental Travel and Expense of Grand Secretary .. 362.21 500.00 137.79) Grand Master's Regalia 137.16 500.00 362.84) Dues Receipt Cards. 2,005.03 2,000.00 5.03 Printing Proceedings 4,849.43 5,000.00 ( 150.57) 0

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750.00 $ 750.00 $ 8,279.13 9,500.00 (1,220.87) 590.53 600.00 ( 9.47)


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Committee on Relief and Charity Committee on By-Laws-Pocket Part Committee on Mileage and Per Diem: Funds Transferred $25,740.04 Printing 18.95

2,000.00 571.56

5,000.00 550.00

25,758.99

25,000.00

(3,000.00) 21.56

758.99

Total Budgeted Grand Lodge Operating Expenses $120,219.21 $128,990.00 $ (8,770.79) . Masonic Home-Per Capita Tax Masonic Home Initiation Fund George Washington Memorial Association

$260,126.26 $261,954.00 $ (1,827.74) 29,610.00 25,000.00 4,610.00 2,945.00 2,500.00 445.00

Total Expenses Payments-D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. Visits Transfers to Agency Account Kansas City Masonic Board of Relief Attorney Fee-Estate of Roy F. Newman

$412,900.47 $418,444.00 $ (5,543.53) 5,275.00 60,000.00 1,140.37 . 5,681.25

$292,681.26 $289,454.00 $ 3,227.26

$484,997.09 Deduct: Discount-Missouri Withholding Tax Discount-St. Louis Earnings Tax

$5.61 3.32

8.93 $484,988.16

Total Disbursements ...

SECURITIES-PERMANENT FUND

We did not examine the securities, which are held by the First National Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, as agent, but checked the statement dated June 30, 1966 as to charges and credits with the previous statement dated June 30, 1965. United States Treasury Bonds

Maturity 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

Par Carrying Value Value $ 40,000.00 $ 40,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 30,000.00 30,050.00 10,000.00 10,025.00 43,000.00 42,590.00 16,000.00 15,915.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 29,000.00 29,000.00

Interest Rate 2~% 2~% 2~%

4

%

4~%

4

%

3~%

3

%

3~%

Market Value June 30, 1966 $ 35,260.00 4,425.00 22,025.00 28,863.00 9,517.00 39,207.00 13,152.00 8,120.00 23,577.00

$208,000.00 $207,580.00 $184,146.00 United States Treasury Notes 5/15/67 4~% 11/15/70 5 %

. .

$.

2,000.00 $ 1,996.60 $. 1,982.00 19,000.00 19,171.00 18,865.00

$ 21,000.00 $ 21,167.60 $ 20,847.00 Total Securities . Uninvested Cash in Principal Account First National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri Total

$229,000.00 $228,747.60 $204,993.00 572.46 $229,000.00


1966

37

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI SECURlTIES-GENE~AL FUND

United States Treasury Notes Mark~t Valu~

Maturity 5fl5/67 5/15/67

Par Carrying June 30, Value Value 1966 $ 20,000.00 $ 19,890.50 $ 19,824.00 2,000.00 1,996.60 1,982.00

Interest Rate 4~%

.

4~%

.$ 22,000.00 $ 21,887.10 $. 21,806.00 United States Treasury Bills 9/30/66 7/14/66

$. 70,000.00 $ 67,158.92 $. 66,829.00 20,000.00 19,772.47 19,070.00 $90,000.00 $ 86,931.39 $. 85,899.00

. .

.~112,OOO.00

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

$108,818.49 754.21

.

$109,572.70

Following is a summary of the changes in. the principal account of the Permanent Fund during the year under review: Uninvested Cash, July 1, 1965 . Receipts $2,000.00 U. S. Treasury Notes, 4% Matured November 15, 1965 $19,000.00 U. S. Treasury Bond due August 15, 1966 (exchanged for) $19,000.00 U. S. Treasury Notes, 5% due November 15, 1970

$ 48,710.72

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

2,000.00

19,000.00

21,000.00 $ 69,710.72

Disbursements Purchased $50,000.00 U. S. Treasury Bills, due September 30, 1966 (Transferred to General Fund Securities) Purchased $2,000.00 U. S. Treasury Notes, 4~% due May 15, 1967 Exchange of U. S. Treasury Bond due August 15, 1966 for U. S. Treasury Notes, 5% due November 15, ]970 Uninvested Cash, June 30, 1966

.

."

$ 47,970.66

1,996.60 19,171.00

69,138.26

.s

.

572.46

We also checked the statement of income and expenses and submit the following summary: Balance, July I, 1965 . Income Interest Income, July I, 1965 to June 30, 1966: United States Treasury Bonds United States Treasury Notes

$ $

7,540.00 316.05

7,644.84

7,856.05 $ 15,500.89

Expense Agent's Collection Fee

464.12 $15,036.77


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Net Interest Income Transferred to General Fund, October 8, 1965 .. Balance, June 30, 1966 . 00000000000000. 00. 000000.... 00000

$

8,755.72 6,281.05

Following is a summary of charges and credits in the Principal Account of the General Fund: Balance July 1, 1965 00' 000. Transferred from Grand Lodge General Fund, October 13, 1965

$ 19,405.32

60,000.00 $79,405.32

Receipts $2,000000 U. S. Treasury Notes, 4% Matured November 15, 1965 $20,000.00 U. S. Treasury Bills Matured January 13, 1966 $40,000.00 U. S. Treasury Bills Matured April 14, 1966

0..

$

2,000.00 19,803.28 39,163.76

60,967.04 $140,372.36

Disbursements Purchased $20,000.00 U. S. Treasury Bills due September 30, 1966 ... 0.. 0. o' 0. Purchased $20,000.00 U. S. Treasury Bills due January 13, 1966 00000000000000000000000000. Purchased $40,000.00 U. S. Treasury Bills due April 14, 1966 .... 00.00.0000000000.. Purchased $20,000.00 U. S. Treasury Bills due July 14, 1966 000.000.00 .. 0. 0. 000 Purchased $20,000.00 U. S. Treasury Notes due May 15, 1967 .... 0. 0000000. 0.. 0. 00. Purchased $2,000.00 U. S. Treasury Notes, 4~% due May 15, 1967

$ 19,188.26 19,803.28 39,163.76 19,772.47 19,890.50 1,996.60 $119,814.87

Brought Forward Receipts 000.00 .. 0. 0000. 000000. 00000. 00' Disbursements Transferred to Grand Lodge General Fund

$119,814.87 19,803.28

0"

Balance June 30, 1966 00.. 0000000... 000000000.... 000.

$140,372.36 . 139,618.15 $

754.21

$

1,031.11 1,540.46

$

2,571.57

AGENCY INCOME ACCOUNT-GENERAL FUND

Balance July 1, 1965 00000 000.. Interest Received on U. S. Treasury Bills and Notes Transferred to Grand Lodge General oFund o' $ Trustees Fee . 0. 00000. 0000000. 00000000 Interest-Purchase $20,000.00 Treasury Notes, 4~% due May 15, 1967 0 0000000000. 000000 Balance June 30, 1966

1,083.79 144.04 352.21

1,580.04 $

991.53

$

180.00

MASONIC HOME INITIATION FUND

Balance July 1, 1965 00. 000. 0

00

00000000000. 0


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29,450.00

Recei"ed from Lodges, J ul y I, 1965 to June 30, 1966

$ 29,630.00 29,610.00

Disbursements-Paid to Masonic Home September, 1965 Balance June 30, 1966-Due to Masonic Home

.

$

20.00

$

18.00 2,945.00

$

2,963.00

GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL FUND

Balance Due July I, 1965 Received from Lodges, July I, 1965 to June 30, 1966 Disbursement-Paid to George Washington Memorial Association, February II, 1966 Balance June 30, 1966-Due to George Washington Memorial Association

.

2,945.00

. .

$

18.00

$

1,039.72

JOSEPH S. MCINTYRE LIBRARY FUND

Balance, July I, 1965 Receipt Interest on Savings Account

. .

Disbursements

.

Balance in Mercantile Trust CompanySavings Account, June 30, 1966 ...

31.53 $

1,071.25

$

1,071.25

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM COMMIlTEE

$ 25,803.24 25,740.04

Deposit from General Fund, September and October, 1965 Mileage and Per Diem Checks Paid .. Refund to General Fund, March 23, 1966 Balance, June 30, 1966

.

$ .

63.20

$

As the 1965 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 1966 meeting, we could not check the cancelled checks to the reports, but examined the bank statements. 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, 1965 to June 30, 1966. 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 $124.91 due to the Masonic Home at June 30, 1966, We also confirmed the disbursements by examination of apprqved 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.


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To the Most W01'shipful Grand Lodge) A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: We propose the amendment of Section l.01O of the Grand Lodge By-Laws so that as amended said Section shall read as follows: Section 1.010. Time and Place. Except when the time and place of meeting is changed by majority vote of the Grand Lodge, the annual communications are held in the City of St. Louis on the last Monday in September in each year, commencing at 10 o'clock a.m. When epidemic, catastrophe or other cause makes it impossible or inexpedient to meet as here provided, the Grand Master, with the consent of the Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden and Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them, may change the time and place of any annual communication. Fraternally submitted, HARRY GERSHENSON

M. E. EWING

A.

WILLIAM R. DENSLOW

HAROLD O. GRAUEL W. RAYMOND USHER C. LEONARD GASPER

MARTIN B. DICKINSON

RUSSELL E. MURRAY.

BASEY VANLANDINGHAM

ELVIS

A.

MOONEY

M.W. Bro. Martin Dickinson presented a resolution to implement the Grand Master's recommendation in his address that the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge commence on Monday rather than on Tuesday. Brother Dickinson pointed out that this would be an Amendment of Section l.01O of the Grand Lodge By-Laws and that under the present By-Laws the time of the meeting of the Grand Lodge can be changed by a majority vote of the Grand Lodge. He suggested that the incoming Grand Master might call for an informal vote with regard to whether the next Annual Communication should commence on Monday. PROPOSED' AMENDMENT TO THE BY-LAWS

M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson presented a proposed Amendment to the By-Laws relative to Section 10.040 thereof, and moved that it be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence for consideration next year. Motion seconded and carried, and the proposed amendment is as follows: PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF SECTION

10.040

OF TI-IE BY-LAWS

We propose that Section 10.040 of the By-Laws be amended to read as follows: Each lodge pays four dollars and twenty-five cents to the Grand Lodge for each Master Mason (except those whose dues have been remitted and those exempted under subsection (a) of Section 18.050) reported in the annual return. The Grand Lodge, promptly as collected, pays three dollars and twenty-five cents for each Master Mason to the Masonic Home of Missouri. MARTIN

C.

B.

DICKINSON,

LEONARD GASPER,

ORESTES MITCHELL, JR.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BY-LAWS

M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson presented a proposed amendment to the By-Laws, relative to Section 23.040 thereof, and moved that it be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence for consideration next year. Motion seconded and carried, and the proposed amendment is as follows:


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23.010

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OF THE BY-LAWS

We propose that Section 23.040 of the By-Laws be amended to read as follows: The Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri consists of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, who is president, the Senior Grand Warden and the Junior Grand Warden, together with eight Master Masons, members in good standing of Missouri lodges, who are elected by the Grand Lodge for terms of four years, with the terms of two members expiring each year, and one female member in good standing of a Missouri chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, elected by the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star, for a term of four years. No elective director is eligible to succeed himself and no ex officio director may be elected to the board until the annual communication following expiration of his term. Nominations of directors to be elected by the Grand Lodge are made on the first day of the annual communication, as soon after the Grand Master's address as convenient. If no more are nominated than are to be elected, the Grand Secretary casts the ballot for the nominees. If a greater number is nominated than the number to be elected, the Grand Secretary causes a ballot to be printed with the names of the nominees listed alphabetically. The election is held immediately following the election of the Grand Lodge officers and is by plurality vote. The director chosen by the Grand Chapter shall be elected in such manner as it may provide. The first member chosen by the Grand Chapter shall take office after the necessary amendment of the articles of incorporation of the Home has been completed, or upon her election thereafter, and shall serve until the close of the third annual communication of the Grand Chapter thereafter. The Board administers the affairs of the Home in a Manner not inconsistent with policies adopted or approved by the Grand Lodge. MARTIN B. DICKINSON, C. LEONARD GASPER. RESOLUTION

M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson presented a resolution regarding the corporate name of the Masonic Home of Missouri, and moved that it be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence for consideration next year. Motion seconded and carried, and the resolution is as follows: RESOLUTION

We submit the following resolution, for consideration and action by the Grand Lodge at its Annual Communication in 1967, or later, as the Grand Lodge may determine: In recognition of the contribution to and partlClpation in Masonic Home of Missouri of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star, the Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri are authorized and directed to cause the corporate name of Masonic Home of Missouri to be changed so as to indicate such participation. MARTIN B. DICKINSON, C. LEONARD GASPER.

RESOLUTION

M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison presented a resolution regarding William B. Massey Day, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried, and the resolution is as follows:


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RESOLUTION

'VHEREAS, Right Worshipful Brother William B. Massey has served for more than a quarter of a century as Sovereign Grand Inspector General for the State of Missouri of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; and WHEREAS, Brother Massey has contributed greatly to the strength and influence of every branch of the Masonic :Fraternity by his successful administration of the business affairs and fraternal activities of the Scottish Rite in Missouri; and WHEREAS, The fall classes in all of the four Valleys of the Scottish Rite in Missouri are being named in honor of "William B. Massey"; and WHEREAS, Dinners in honor of these new classes will be held in all four Valleys on December 1, 1966; now therefore be it Resolved, By this Grand Lodge of Masons of the State of Missouri that December I, 1966 be designated and proclaimed throughout this Grand Jurisdiction as "William B. Massey Day"; and be it further Resolved, That this Grand Lodge extend its congratulations and good wishes for a speedy return to good health to our esteemed brother, Right Worshipful Brother William B. Massey. Fraternally submitted, GEORGE F. MORRISON, BRUCE H. HUNT.

REPORT OF THE SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE

M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison presented the Report of the Sesquicentennial Committee which was received and ordered printed in the Proceedings, and is as follows: ' To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons: Brethren: Your committee on the Sesquicentennial submits the following report: For several years this committee has submitted a report; however, to date nothing of a definite nature has been resolved nor has the committee had funds budgeted for its operation. Inasmuch as the Grand Lodge of Missouri will mark the 150th anniversary of its founding and organization in the year 1971 and if it is the wish and desire of the Grand Lodge' Officers and the Grand Lodge that such an auspicious occasion be observed in a manner befitting the dignity, prestige and resources of Freemasonry in the State of Missouri, it should be recognized that an appropriate sesquicentennial observance would require careful planning over the intervening years. In view of the above it is the suggestion of this committee that the incoming Grand Master be authorized to appoint a "Sesquicentennial Commission" to serve from the date of appointment up to and through the sesquicentennial year in order to outline plans and prepare a suitable program for the anniversary occasion. Further, it is necessary that funds for an appropriate observance be budgeted and that the commission be advised as to how extensive a program should be developed. Your approval of the above suggestions will enable the Sesquicentennial Commission to give this important assignment enthusiastic attention: To make a progress report at each succeeding annual communication of this Grand Lodge; to appoint subcommittees and give them authority to function; to make preparations to have all areas and Masonic Districts in the State participate in the celebration; to assign responsibilities to the several Grand Lodge Officers and Masonic leaders wherever situated; to have compiled and written a history of accomplishments; to emphasize our charitable activities, namely, the Masonic Home of Missouri; to develop and present in chronological order a year路long Missouri Masonic Heritage program; to arrange for all news media to receive news releases in advance of newsworthy events; to gather, preserve and exhibit Masonic memorabilia; to culminate


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the sesquicentennial year's program with an appropriate observance at the 1971 communication of the Grand Lodge. The adoption of this report will necessitate the need for the chairman or a member of the commission to counsel with each Grand Master and at times with the Grand Lodge Officers to assure wholehearted cooperation throughout the entire period. Fraternally submitted, GEORGE F. MORRISON, Chairman HAROLD O. GRAUEL FRANK P. BRIGGS ELMER W. WAGNER ROBERT H. MANN.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO STANDING RESOLUTION ENTITLED"FUNERALS OF GRAND OFFICERS"

R.W. Bro William H. Utl, Jr., presented a resolution proposing amendment to the standing resolution entitled "Funerals of Grand Officers," and moved it be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence. Motion seconded and carried, and the proposed amendment is as follows: It is hereby proposed that the standing resolution now in force and effect, as above entitled, be amended and, as so amended, to read as follows: FUNERALS OF GRAND OFFICERS

A Masonic funeral service for any Past Grand Master or for any of the first six officers of the Grand Lodge for the time being may; at the request of the person entitled to direct the funeral, be conducted by the Grand Lodge or by any Grand Lodge Officer or District Deputy Grand Officer designated by the Grand Master. The expenses of the conducting officer, of all Past Grand Masters and of all remaining first six Grand Lodge Officers in attendance shall be paid by the Grand Lodge. W. HUGH McLAUGHLIN W ALTER WALKER RUSSELL E. MURRAY THOMAS

W.

J.

J.

DAVIS, JR.

H. CHAPMAN

MORGAN DONELSON

W. H.

UTZ, JR.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BY路LAWS

R.W. Bro. John Owen presented a proposed amendment to the By-Laws, relative to Section 13.070 thereof and moved that it be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence for consideration next year. Motion seconded and carried, and the amendment is as follows: To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, F,"ee and Accepted Masons of Missouri: We, the undersigned Past Masters in good standing in our various Lodges, propose the following changes in Grand Lodge By-Laws relative to the BALLOT: ARTICLE 13. PETITIONS Section 13.070. Clear Ballot. Repeal, renumber and re-enact section to read as follows: Section 13.070. Ballot. A. A clear ballot is required for election for the degrees and for affiliation when a dimit accompanies the petition for affiliation.


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B. A two-thirds vote, by paper ballot, is required for election of an affiliate whose letter of good standing accompanies the petition for affiliation. JOHN OWEN Roy McALLISTER EMMElT ELLIS

F. K. Roy, JR. HAROLD N. PAINTER LLOYD C. KENNON.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BY-LAWS

R.W. Bro. John Owen presented a proposed amendment to the By-Laws, relative to Section 14.050 thereof, and moved that it be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence for consideration next year. Motion seconded and carried, and the amendment is as follows: ARTICLE

J 4.

BALLOTING ON PETITIONS

Section 14.050. Ballot, Collective. Repeal and re-enact section to read as follows: Section 14.050. Ballot, Collective. The Lodge may ballot on any number of petitions for the degrees collec:!!vely or for affiliation collectively in accordance with Section 13.070. If one or more black cubes appear on the ballot for degrees, then in whichever ballot the black cube appears, the petitions may be balloted on in groups of five or less; but when one or more black cubes appear in any group, then none of the preceding ballots in that group may be counted, and the petitions in that group must be balloted on separately. If, on the collective ballot for affiliation (when accompanied by a letter of good standing), a two-thirds vote is not obtained, the procedure shall apply as outlined above for degrees. JOHN OWEN Roy McALLISTER EMMElT ELLIS

F. K. RoY, JR. HAROLD N. PAINTER LLOYD

C.

KENNON.

DISCUSSION ON TIME OF MEETING

At this point the Grand Master Most Worshipful Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham called for a sampling of sentiment in regard to changing time of next annual meeting from Tuesday to Monday next year, and upon calling for a show of hands of those in favor of meeting on Monday and Tuesday next year, it was determined that a majority were in favor of such a change of time. CALLED FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from Labor at 12: 15 p.m. Grand Chaplain R.W. Bro. J. c. Montgomery, Jr., offered prayer.


Tuesday Afternoon Called to Labor 1:30 p.m. The Grand Lodge was called to Labor at I: 30 p.m. R.W. Bro. Herbert E. Duncan, Grand Chaplain, offering prayer. REPORT OF THE MASONIC HOME

R.W. Bro. Russell E. Murray presented the Report of the Masonic Home and prefaced the presentation of the report by the following statement: Brethren, we had the introduction of the Masonic Board this morning, and their duties, each one of them. I am sure all of you by now have received a copy of the Masonic Home Report as written by the superintendent and myself. I do not know that there is any explanation needed. I don't intend to go into the reading of some of these resolutions. I do want to mention one thing in particular, because it may be of some question. I had a Past Grand Master ask me awhile ago if this Eastern Star thing was serious. We have hated to bring that thing before the Grand Lodge. The Home Board has taken care of it in the way they thought proper. Last year there was a resolution presented, which I am sure all of you have read by now, and that same resolution was re-affirmed this year, and another resolution presented which would make it compulsory for the Grand Chapter of the Eastern StaT to present this at its Grand Chapter's session. You can read the resolution and I am sure you will understand it. M.W. Bro. Martin Dickinson presented a couple of resolutions, but before I talk about that, I would like to bring you up to date on that portion of it. Shortly after the Grand Chapter's last year's session the Worthy Grand Matron wrote to me and asked me to nominate a committee from the Home Board to meet with a committee appointed by the Worthy Grand Matron. Such committee was appointed by myself with the concurrence of the Grand Master. Most Worshipful Brother Dickinson, by the way, was chairman of that committee. The Grand Master and I were on the committee with him, along with three others. We did have two meetings with the committee from the Grand Chapter. At the last meeting they came with some recommendations, which were the cause of Brother Dickinson's resolutions. They agreed they would present to the Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star these recommendations thin the solicitation of funds for the Golden Years Retirement cease and no gift or contribution shall be accepted by the Golden Years Retirement, Incorporated. That the O.ÂŁ.S. Golden Years Retirement Residence Incorporated, be dissolved and the monies be returned to the donors. By these resolutions Most Worshipful Brother Dickinson presented, they asked that a votmg member be obtained by being elected by the Grand Chapter at its annual meeting and that the name of the Masonic Home be changed to include the Order of the Eastern Star. Let me make it clear: when we agreed to present these resolutions by this

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committee appointed by the Home Board, we did not say that the Grand Lodge was going to be for these resolutions, but that we would present them. I thought that explanation might be necessary. We had these meetings, and the committees, at least, are fairly well in accord. I say it is a serious thing as far as our Masonic Home is concerned. I think we ought to consider everything we do in regard to this. I am telling you this because just two weeks from last night I am going to have to appear before the Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star and I don't have any choice as to what I am going to talk about, because they have asked me to talk about this. The Worthy Grand Matron, I am sure, is in accord with our thinking on this. She wants me to talk about this one particular thing. Brethren, I don't want to take any more of your time. I would like to move that the report of the Masonic Home be received. Motion seconded and carried.


Report of the Masonic Home To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: .

In accordance with the requirements of the Grand Lodge and the Masonic Home of Missouri By-Laws, the report of the President is submitted herewith: On September 28, 1965 the Grand Lodge elected Rt. Wor. Brother W. Raymond Usher of Hannibal and Brother Douglas William Greene of Republic, Missouri to the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Rt. Wor. Brother Elvis A. Mooney became a member of the Board by virtue of his election as Jr. Grand Warden. Brother Greene failed to attend any of our Board meetings and later wrote to us that he would be unable to serve on the Board. Brother Eugene E. Northern was then elected by the Board to serve the balance of the year. ' Following the close of the Grand Lodge Session the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri held its Annual Meeting at the SheratonJefferson Hotel in St. Louis for the purpose of organizing and electing officers for the ensuing year. According to the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge and the By-Laws of the Masonic Home, the Deputy Grand Master becomes President of the Board of Directors of the Home. The other officers are elected by the Board. Those who have served during the year just ended are: Russell E. Murray Harry Gershenson . Lewis C. Robertson. Albert H. Van Gels

President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer

.

Lewis C. Robertson and Carl I. Stein were reappointed as Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, respectively. The President appointed the following Committees to serve for the ensuing year.

.

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

Executive Committee-Russell E. Murray, Chairman; and all members of the Board of Directors. Finance Committee-Albert H. Van Gels, Chairman; Martin B. Dickinson; A. Basey Vanlandingham; Russell E. Murray; Harry Theis, Consultant. Admissions and Discipline Committee-Harry C. Ploetze, Chairman; and all members of the Board of Directors. Legal Committee: Harry Gershenson, Chairman; Martin B. Dickinson; Elvis A. Mooney. Administration Committee: Harold O. Grauel, Chairman; Elvis A. Mooney; Harry C. Ploetze; W. Raymond Usher. Fraternal Relations Committee: William R. Denslow, Chairman; C. Leonard Gasper. Planning Committee: Martin B. Dickinson, Chairman; William R. Denslow; W. Raymond Usher.

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SPECIAL COMMITTEE The President also appointed a Special Committee to consider a Retirement Plan for the Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent of the Home. This Committee consisted of the following: Harry Gershenson, Chairman; William R. Denslow, Albert H. Van Gels.

This Committee met and reported back to the Board several times during the year. At the March meeting the following Resolution was offered to the Board for consideration:

RESOLUTION a. After serving for not less than 120 months as Superintendent, or as Assistant Superintendent of the Home, such employee may, at his option, retire from his position on or before October 1st next, after he shall have attained the age of 62 years and shall then receive a retirement pension hereinafter provided. b. No Superintendent, or Assistant Superintendent, shall continue to serve as such following the 1st day of October next after attaining the age of 65 years. c. As and for such retirement pension, such Superintendent, or Assistant Superintendent, who retires as hereinabove provided shall be paid on the following basis: The monthly pension shall be computed as follows: Two and-a-half per cent of the average monthly salary during the last ten years prior to his retirement date as hereinabove set forth, multiplied by the number of years of continuous full time service; provided however that in no event shall any retirement pension exceed 50 per cent of the average monthly salary being received by such employee at the time of his retirement. d. No retirement pension shall be paid to any such employee 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 plan shall give any person or persons any vested right. The right is reserved to amend, nullify or repeal this plan for any reason, or for no reason at all. We suggest that a study be made of the subject of financing the plan by the appropriate authority of the Home and the consideration of the budget and other committees of means whereby the plan may be established. f. If the Board concludes to adopt this, or any plan, we recommend that legal counsel be retained to prepare the plan, which plan shall be approved thereafter by the Board.

This Resolution was presented for action at the July meeting of the Board. After a discussion it was moved by Brother Dickinson, and seconded by Brother Gasper, that the suggested retirement plan, as presented by the Special Committee, be approved with the following exceptions, or changes: 1. That the minimum voluntary retirement age be 65 years instead of 62. 2. That the compulsory retirement age be 70 years instead of 65. 3. That paragraph f. be eliminated.

The motion was carried and the pension retirement plan, as amended, was adopted.

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR OF MISSOURI Shortly after the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star held its Grand Chapter meeting in Kansas City, the President of the Home received


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a communication from the Wor. Grand Matron asking that he appoint a Committee from the Masonic Home Board to meet with a Committee appointed by her from the Order of the Eastern Star to discuss a problem existing between the Order of the Eastern Star and the Masonic Home Board regarding the O.E.S. Golden Years Retirement Residence, Inc. The President, with the concurrence of the Grand Master, appointed the following Committee: Most Wor. Brother Martin B. Dickinson, Chairman; Rt. Wor. Brother Harry C. Ploetze; Rt. Wor. Brother W. Raymond Usher; Most Wor. Brother A. Basey Vanlandingham; Rt. Wor. Brother Russell E. Murray.

The Committee appointed by the Wor. Grand Matron consisted of the following: Mrs. Ora Gardner, Chairman; Mrs. Nettie Wood; Arthur Raymond; Mrs. Lois Fenton; Dr. C. Leslie Leggett; A. Wendell Herod; Frank Arnold, Wor. Grand Patron; Mrs. Geraldine Molander, Wor. Grand Matron.

The first meeting of these two Committees was held at Boonville, Missouri on March 20, 1966. The Committee from the Masonic Home Board reaffirmed the Board's position with reference to the Resolution that was submitted to the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, in 1965. At the close of the meeting it was thoroughly understood that the Masonic Home Board did not intend to deviate from its original stand. At its meeting of July 18, 1966, after a full discussion of the matter, the Masonic Home Board reaffirmed the Resolution adopted by the Board of Directors on July 17, 1965 with respect to the relationship between the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri, and the Masonic Home of Missouri, which was as follows:

RESOLUTION The Board of Directors of the 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. Undcr it the Grand Chapter paid a per capita tax of 15 cents per member per year. The Grand Lodge per capita tax was then 50 cents. 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 bc 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 25 cents per year, effective in 1922. This per capita tax returns approximately $21,500 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 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


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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 I, 1965 is approximately $800,000. Of this amount at least $240,000 is attributable to the care of old folks admitted on application of Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star. Approximately 35 per cent 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 annual cost of maintenance of old folks admitted on applications of Chapters of the Eastern Star is $84,000, as against the $21,500 paid by it in per capita tax. The additional contributions made through the Grand Chapter have not averaged as much as the O.E.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 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 L,odge, 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 expressed the 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 solicitations of contributions, whether by gift or by bequest, to enterprises such as the O.E.S. Golden


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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. Brother Dickinson then moved that if the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri, had not taken acceptable action on the Resolution of July 17, 1965 by the end of its forthcoming Annual Session, qr Communication, consideration of further applications for admission to the Masonic Home of Missouri from Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri be indefinitely postponed. This motion was duly seconded and carried. On July 16, 1966 the Committee of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri, along with the Wor. Grand Matron, Mrs. Geraldine Molander, and the Wor. Grand Patron, Frank Arnold, met with the Committee from the Masonic Home Board. In this meeting the O.E.S. Committee presented the following recommendations, which they stated will be presented to the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri, at its 1966 Session: "I. That the solicitation for funds for the Golden Years Retirement Residence be ceased. "2. That no gifts or contributions shall be accepted by the Golden Years Retirement Residence, Inc. "3. That the O.E.S. Golden Years Retirement Residence, Inc., be dissolved and the monies be returned to donors, agreeable to original stated pledges."

The Committee made the following requests which they would like to see presented to the Grand Lodge of Missouri: "I. That a voting member be obtained on the Masonic Home Board to be elected by the Grand Chapter at its annual meeting. "2. That the name of the Masonic Home be changed to include the Order of the Eastern Star."

After a general discussion there seemed to be a complete understanding between the two Committees and the meeting was adjourned.

THE HOME FAMILY Reference to the statistical portion of this report shows that at the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, 1965, there were 383 guests in the Home. At the end of the fiscal year the Home Family numbered 392. This means that, as far as adult guests are concerned, our facilities have been, and are, severely overtaxed. In recent months it has been necessary for approved applicants to wait three months, or more, after their applications have been approved before there was room for them in the Home. At the close of the fiscal year, ]6 aged persons were on this waiting list. Many of those accepted for admission are hospital patients from the time they arrive at the Home, because of infirmities of age but many, too, have had to live in the Hospital for weeks


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because there were no rooms available for them in the residence part of the Home. This is not a good situation for those. who are ill and infirm, nor for those who are able to take care of themselves. However, we have been able to receive and care for people in this way. The result has been that most of our 200 hospital beds have been occupied much of the year-at times we have had less than 10 beds in the Hospital available for admittance of patients who suffer from some acute temporary illness needing hospital care. Our average daily hospital census for the year ending June 30, 1966 was 181. We continue to enjoy a fine working relationship with St. Luke's Hospital and the Barnes Hospital Group. We do no surgery in our Hospital. When surgery is needed our guests go to St. Luke's and are returned to our Hospital as soon as possible for nursing care and convalescence. Those of our guests who have eye problems-examinations, cataract operations, etc.-are taken to Barnes Hospital for this care. Similarily, our guests receive excellent dental care at the Washington University School of Dentistry Clinic. Our station wagon, which doubles as an ambulance, travels many miles weekly taking our folk to these hospitals for needed treatment. In view of the crowded conditions of the Home during the past year and the fact that we have a waiting list for the first time in several years, the Administration Committee has discussed the necessity and feasibility of increasing the facilities of the Home. They have suggested that the Long Range Planning Committee make a study of the situation and report to the Board as soon as possible. The Long Range Planning Committee has had several meetings during the year but has held in abeyance plans for any future increase in the facilities of the Home awaiting the outcome of action that may be taken by the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri, as it would be unnecessary to increase the facilities of the Home were we to discontinue receiving any applicants from the Order of the Eastern Star. During the year just ended our children's population has reached the highest point in several years. At the end of the year we had 35 children, including one of our boys, Clyde Dunn, who is in the Army and is in Korea. Also included was Douglas Sprouse, who was graduated from George Williams College in Chicago in June of 1966, with a Bachelor of Science Degree. The Board has authorized Douglas to continue his education by enrolling in McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, where he is presently working for his Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Divinity Degrees. Our children are again enrolled in the Normandy School District Schools, from Kindergarten to Senior High School. This is an excellent School District and we continue to be most grateful to the officials of the Normandy School District for making it possible for our children to attend their schools.

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS The Ladies Building completed in 1938 and the New Building completed in 1959 are in excellent condition and present no maintenance problems. As pointed out in previous reports, the Administration and Children's Building is quite old and requires much work on the part of the Engineer and his maintenance crew. The other buildings on the grounds, which are more than 70 years old, are in much the same condition. All of these buildings, however, are in satisfactory condition, considering their age. Altogether, the


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Home presents an attractive appearance and our Home Family is comfortably housed.

ENTERTAINMENT Again this year our Home Family has been well entertained through the year by interested and attentive groups, for which we are grateful. For fear of slighting any person or group, I do not wish to attempt to name all who have contributed so generously of their time and talents, but rather express in this report the very great appreciation of the Home Family, and the Board of Directors, to all who have had a part in bringing so much pleasure to our Home Family. There is included in this report a record of gifts to the Home from the Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri, and a report of the activities of the Masonic Home Cheer Committee of St. Louis and St. Louis County which I commend to your attention. Also included is a list of those organizations and individuals who have contributed to the Christmas and Entertainment Fund of the Home which is used throughout the year to provide for "extras" over and above the necessities of life for our Home Family. To all of these I express the very heartfelt gratitude of the Board of Directors.

CONCLUSION In concluding this report I would like to pay tribute to the Brethren who are leaving the Board, for the long and faithful service that they have路 rendered to the Masonic Home. The term of membership on the Board of Rt. Wor. Brother Harry Gershenson and Rt. Wor. Brother C. Leonard Gasper expires with this Grand Lodge. Each of them has been tireless in his service to the Home. Most Wor. Brother A. Basey Vanlandingham, who also retires from the Board at the conclusion of the Grand Lodge Communication, having served a four-year tenure as a member of the Board prior to becoming a member of the Board by virtue of his Grand Lodge office, has done much for the Masonic Home of Missouri. The entire Board of Directors deserves much credit for the fine work which they have been doing and I have enjoyed working with them for the many years that I have been on the Board. I recommend that the members of the Grand Lodge refer to the statistical portion of this report because it not only indicates the activities of the Home but also it indicates the size of this our One Great Charity. Fraternally submitted, RUSSELL E. MURRAY, President.

APPENDIX APPLICATIONS 14

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND-1965-1966 Howard Lodge No.4, New Franklin United Lodge No.5, Springfield O'Sullivan Lodge No.7, Walnut Grove Agency Lodge No. 10, Agency Pauldingville Lodge No. 11, Wright City 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

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Havanna Lodge No. 21, McFall Wellington Lodge No. 22, DeKalb Florida Lodge No. 23, Florida Wyaconda Lodge No. 24, LaGrange Evergreen Lodge No. 27, New Haven. .. . . .. . .. . . . .. St. Johns Lodge No. 28, Hannibal Ralls Lodge No. 33, Center Troy Lodge No. 34, Troy " Hemple Lodge No. 37, Hemple Callao Lodge No. 38, Callao DeWitt Lodge No. 39, DeWitt 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 . Weston Lodge No. 53, Weston.... . . . . . . . . . .. '" Arrow Rock Lodge No. 55, Arrow Rock , Tipton Lodge No. 56, Tipton . Richmond Lodge No. 57, Richmond ., Monticello Lodge No. 58, Monticello . Centralia Lodge No. 59, Centralia Vincel Lodge No. 62, Cameron Pattonsburg Lodge No. 65, Pattonsburg Grant City Lodge No. 66, Grant City Kennett Lodge No. 68, Kennett ........... Sullivan Lodge No. 69, Sullivan . 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 Defiance Lodge No. 88, Sheridan ..... 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 Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99, Mt. Vernon Bogard Lodge No. 101, Bogard Bloomington Lodge No. 102, Bevier West View Lodge No. 103, Millersville Heroine Lodge No. 104, Kansas City Kirksville Lodge No. 105, Kirksville . .

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Stanberry Lodge No. 109, Stanberry . Marcus Lodge No. 110, Fredericktown . . Trenton Lodge No. 111, Trenton. . . . . . . . . . . Maitland Lodge No. 112, Maitland. . . . . . . . . . Plattsburg Lodge No. 113, Plattsburg . 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 . . Hermann Lodge No. 123, Hermann . Union Star Lodge No. 124, Union Star . Gentryville Lodge No. 125, Gentryville . 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 . Star of West Lodge No. 133, Ironton . Lincoln Lodge No. 138, Fillmore . Oregon Lodge No. 139, Oregon. . . . . . .. . . Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142, Otterville . Irondale Lodge No. 143, Irondale. . . . . . . . Modern Lodge No. 144, Humansville .. . . Cass Lodge No. 147, Harrisonville. . . . . . . Lexington Lodge No. 149, Lexington . Milton Lodge No. 151, Milton . . Linn Creek Lodge No. 152, Camdenton . . Bloomfield Lodge No. 153, Bloomfield . Ionic Lodge No. 154, Desloge. . . . . . . . North Star Lodge No. 157, Rockport. . . . . . Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158, Mountain Grove Green City Lodge No. 159, Green City . Whitesville Lodge No. 162, Whitesville . Joachim Lodge No. 164, Hillsboro . Hartford Lodge No. 171, Hartford. . . . . . . Censer Lodge No. 172, Macon . Gray Summit Lodge No. 173, Gray Summit . Sturgeon Lodge No. 174, Sturgeon . Point Pleasant Lodge No. 176, Conran . 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, St. Joseph . Putnam Lodge No. 190, Newtown . Angerona Lodge No. 193, Missouri City. . . . . . . .. . . Wellsville Lodge No. 194, Wellsville . Bolivar Lodge No. 195, Bolivar. . . . . . . . . . Quitman Lodge No. 196, Quitman . New Hope Lodge No. 199, Elsberry .

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Ravenwood Lodge No. 201, Ravenwood Brumley Lodge No. 203, Brumley Trilumina Lodge No. 205, Marshall Somerset Lodge No. 206, Powersville. . . . . . . . Salisbury Lodge No. 208, Salisbury Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209, Poplar Bluff Unionville Lodge No. 210, Unionville . Rolla Lodge No. 213, Rolla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forest City Lodge No. 214, Forest City Hornersville Lodge No. 215, Hornersville .. . Hale City Lodge No. 216, 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. . . . La Belle Lodge No. 222, La Belle 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. 230, St. James. . . . Cardwell Lodge No. 231, Cardwell Polo Lodge No. 232, Polo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Francois Lodge No. 234, Libertyville Sedalia Lodge No. 236, Sedalia La Plata Lodge No. 237, La Plata .. . Rushville Lodge No. 238, Rushville . Hopewell Lodge No. 239, Lesterville Palestine Lodge No. 241, St. Charles . . Knobnoster Lodge No. 245, Knobnoster Montgomery Lodge No. 246, Montgomery City Neosho Lodge No. 247, Neosho Carroll Lodge No. 249, Norborne . Hope Lodge No. 251, Washington Butler Lodge No. 254, Butler . Alton Lodge No. 255, Alton . 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 Canopy Lodge No. 284, Aurora , Earl Lodge No. 285, Coffey Craft Lodge No. 287, Canton . Fairmont Lodge No. 290, Wyaconda. .. . . . . Edina Lodge No. 291, Edina . Lamar Lodge No. 292, Lamar

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Sarcoxie Lodge No. 293, Sarcoxie . Mound City Lodge No. 294, Mound City . Moniteau Lodge No. 295, Jamestown : . . Sampson Lodge No. 298, Lutie Temple Lodge No. 299, Kansas City . . Lick Creek Lodge No. 302, Perry Osage Lodge No. 303, Nevada . Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305, Kansas City . Parrott Lodge No. 308, Maysville . Sikeston Lodge No. 310, Sikeston . Kearney Lodge No. 311, Kearney . Cuba Lodge No. 312, Cuba . 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 . . . Cainesville Lodge No. 328, Cainsville Charity Lodge No. 331, St. Joseph . Excello Lodge No. 332, Excello . Joplin Lodge No. 335, Joplin . Hallsville Lodge No. 336, Hallsville . Blue Springs Lodge No. 337, Blue Springs. . . . . . Fidelity Lodge No. 339, Farley . 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. . . . . . . . Adelphi Lodge No. 355, Edgerton . . . Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 356, Harrisburg. . . . . . . . . . .. . Northwest Lodge No. 358, Tarkio . Garrett Lodge No. 359, Arcola. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hiram Lodge No. 362, Kahoka . Higginsville Lodge No. 364, Higginsville . Adair Lodge No. 366, Kirksville . . Barry Lodge No. 367, Washburn . . Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368, Adrain . . Composite Lodge No. 369, Doniphan Sheldon Lodge No. 371, Sheldon . Belle Lodge No. 373, Belle . . Waynesville Lodge No. 375, Waynesville . . King Hill Lodge No. 376, St. Joseph . Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377, King City . Berlin Lodge No. 378, Fairport Billings Lodge No. 379, Billings . . Ionia Lodge No. 381, Eldon . Pythagoras Lodge No. 383, Cassville ............ . . . Arcana Lodge No. 389, Harris Raytown Lodge No. 391, Raytown . .

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Christian Lodge No. 392, Oak Grove Beehive Lodge No. 393, Lawson Gower Lodge No. 397, Gower Jasper Lodge No. 398, Jasper Decatur Lodge No. 400, Pierce City Rosendale Lodge No. 404, Rosendale Everton Lodge No. 405, Everton Malden Lodge No. 406, Malden " , , Montrose Lodge No. 408, Montrose . Louisville Lodge No. 409, Louisville Iberia Lodge No. 410, Iberia . Valley Lodge No. 413, Bolckow Whitewater Lodge No. 417, Whitewater Samaritan Lodge No. 424, Bonne Terre Green Ridge Lodge No. 425, Green Ridge Glenwood Lodge No. 427, Glenwood Winona Lodge No. 430, Winona Competition Lodge No. 432, Competition Temperance Lodge No. 438, Smithville 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 . Forsyth Lodge No. 453, Forsyth . Jonesburg Lodge No. 457, Jonesburg . ........... . 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 . Mineral Lodge No. 471, Oronogo Nineveh Lodge No. 473, Olney 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 Lakeville Lodge No. 489, Bell City Montevallo Lodge No. 490, Montevallo Daggett Lodge No. 492, McKittrick Lewistown Lodge No. 494, Lewistown Unity Lodge No. 495, Richards Robert Burns Lodge No. 496, Gainesville Equality Lodge No. 497, Newburg Jameson Lodge No. 500, Jameson Buckner Lodge No. SOl, Buckner

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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 New Hampton Lodge No. 510, New Hampton Skidmore Lodge No. 511, Skidmore Senath Lodge No. 513, Senath 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 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 Blackwell Lodge No. 535, Blackwell Ingomar Lodge No. 536, Willow Springs Bethel Lodge No. 537, Bethel Stella Lodge No. 538, Stella Dawn Lodge No. 539, Ludlow . 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 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 .. . Jamesport Lodge No. 564, Jamesport 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 . Ewing Lodge No. 577, Ewing Shamrock Lodge No. 585, Shamrock Criterion Lodge No. 586, Alba St. Francisville Lodge No. 588, Wayland La Russell Lodge No. 592, La Russell Union Lodge No. 593, Union Puxico Lodge No. 596, Puxico Bosworth Lodge No. 597, Bosworth Acacia Lodge No. 602, Columbia Morehouse Lodge No. 603, Morehouse , Walker Lodge No. 605, Walker Eminence Lodge No. 607, Eminence Strafford Lodge No. 608, Strafford Clark Lodge No. 610, Clark Centertown Lodge No. 611, Centertown

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Mokane Lodge No. 612, Mokane. . . . . Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614, Independence Chaffee Lodge No. 615, Chaffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swope Park Lodge No. 617, Kansas City Gra~dview 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 Steele Lodge No. 634, Steele Northeast Lodge No. 643, Kansas City Grain Valley Lodge No. 644, Grain Valley . Noel Lodge No. 647, Noel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . Euclid Lodge No. 505, St. Louis

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OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS Trinity Chapter No. 443, O.£.S . Frank Y. Tamborells . Friendship Conclave No. 24, Order of True Kindred . Past Matrons Club, Vincil Chapter No. 43, O.E.S . Columbia Rainbow Assembly No. 18 . . . Festus Chapter No. 417, 0.E.8. Prince of Peace Commandry No. 29, K.T . George £. Grubb . Robert Bays . . . George Leber . Past District Deputy Club of the 6th District, 0.E.8. Nathan W. Williams. . . . . . . . . . . William B. Larson . . . G. W. Knecht Roy D. Scott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......... . . J. F. Faulkenberry . Royal Arch Masons No. 126 . . Pat McFarland . . Orion Chapter No. 49, R.A.M. . . ............ . . Kirkwood Chapter No. 358, O.E.S . Venus Chapter No. 153, 0.E.8. . . . . . . . Mr. and Mrs. Frank Arnold-In memory of Marthena Vanlandingham . Novilla H. Moore . . Seth and Ethel M. Aber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . Frank A. Lewis . John Vanwinkle . Floral Society of Radiant Chapter No. 88, O.£.S. (In memory of H. Carver, P.G.M.) .

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Ionic Low Twelve Club . Past Matrons and Past Patrons Club of the 32nd District, O.E.S . St. Graal Commandery No. 12, K.C. . . Columbia Chapter No. 17, R.A.M. . . Wallace Farley . Miles Henley . Jerome Lerwick and Patty Ann Lerwick . The Nesler Family . . Pilgrim Chapter No. 473, O.E.S. .. . . Columbia Rainbow Assembly No. 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Association of Letter Carriers, Auxiliary No. 11 . Albany Commandery No. 60, K.T. . . St. Marks Chapter No. 167, O.E.S. . . Joseph Werninger . . St. John's Commandery No. 20, K.T . Florissant Chapter No. 161, O.E.S . Audrain Callaway Masonic Association . Martha Club of St. Louis and St. Louis County . . Mrs. Herbert H. Haukenberry (in memory of Wor. Bro. Herbert Haukenberry) . Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Keen . . Past Matrons and Past Patrons Club of 1962. 44th District . Jobs Daughters, Bethel No.6 . Mr. Fred Rogerson . . Westport Commandery No. 68, K.T. . .. . . . . . . . Masonic Home Advisory Board . Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Berghorn . Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Fahrenkamp . . Anonymous . . Mr. E. P. Bond....... . . Independence Chapter No. 12, R.A.M. . . Order of Rainbow Girls, Assembly No. 12 . . Calvary Commandery No. 28, K.T. . . West Plains Commandery No. 48, K.T . Owensville Chapter No. 414, O.E.S .

5.00 26.00 50.00 50.00 10.00 1.00 10.00 15.00 63.83 10.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 10.00 25.00 54.00 25.00 64.00 2.00 20.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 462.30 15.00 50.00 16.00 5.00 15.00 15.00 25.00 46.75 22.00

MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE 1965-1966 July 31, 1966 Mr. Russell E. Murray, President Masonic Home of Missouri Dear Rt. Wor. Bro. Murray: Attached is a report of the activities of the Masonic Home Cheer Committee and a complete listing of its receipts and disbursements for the past year. 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. Ten Religious Services, including the annual St. John's Day Service, were held during the year. The attendance was 1,417 for an average of 142 at each service. We believe that with a little more concentrated effort on the part


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of the presiding officers of the various Lodges, Chapters and other bodies, as well as the representatives to the Cheer Committee, this attendance could be increased immeasurably and our beautiful Chapel could be utilized to its fullest capacity to the glory of God. We want to take this opportunity to thank the various Masonic Bodies, Eastern Star Chapters, Job's Daughters and DeMolay for their part in arranging and sponsoring these services. To the Ministers, Organists and Choirs that participated, a big "Thanks." As has been the custom for many years, the entertainment has been provided without renumeration and to those who have been responsible for it we are ever grateful. As I bring to a close two years of presiding over this committee, I want to thank the representatives who have so ably assisted me, and Rt. Wor. Bros. Robertson and Stein, the Matron, Head Nurses and employees of the Home, without whose help our mission could not have been accomplished. I wish for my successor the same splendid cooperation. Fraternally, George ,,yo Whitworth, President, Masonic Home Cheer Committee. Following is our financial and activities report for the fiscal year August I, 1965 through July 31, 1966. Balance in Bank July 31, 1965 Balance in Petty Cash Fund Total Cash on Hand and in the Bank Receipts 1965-66 (per list attached)

. $2,754.74 . 21.22 .

$2,775.96 3,731.36

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Disbursements 1965-66 (per list attached)

$6,507.32 3,848.13

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Balance on Hand July 31, 1966

$2,659.19

Reserves: For outing on Steamer Admiral Birthday gifts, etc. for children Thanksgiving cash distribution Printing Annual Report

$400.00 150.00 725.00 35.00 - - - $1,310.00 $1,349.19

Projected Net Balance

Recapitulation: Balance in Mercantile Trust Co. (Bank Account) Balance in Petty Cash Fund , .. ,

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. $2,609.19 50.00 $2,659.19

RECEIPTS AND DEPOSITS Missouri Lodge No.1 Meridian Lodge No.2

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Beacon Lodge No.3. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . George Washington Lodge No.9. . . . . . . .. . . . . . St. Louis Lodge No. 20 Napthali Lodge No. 25 . Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 Polar Star Lodge No. 79 Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 Pomegranite 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 Meramec Lodge No. 313 Cornerstone Lodge No. 323 Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 . America Lodge No. 347 Cache Lodge No. 416 . . Haska Lodge No. 420 . Anchor Lodge No. 443 . Westgate Lodge No. 445 Lambskin Lodge No. 460 Harmony Lodge No. 499 . .. , Euclid Lodge No. 505 . Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 .. . Ferguson Lodge No. 542 ......... . Algabil Lodge No. 544 .. .......... . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 . Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 Forest Park Lodge No. 578 .. . Clayton Lodge No. 601 . Wellston Lodge No. 613 .. 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 Shaveh Lodge No. 646 . " Pilgrim Lodge No. 652 . Gardenville Lodge No. 655 Progress Lodge No. 657 . Purity Lodge No. 658 . Berkeley Lodge No. 667 . Crestwood Lodge No. 669 Bellefontaine Chapter No. 25, R.A.M. ............. Kilwinning Chapter No. 50, R.A.M Wellston Chapter No. 138, R.A.M. . Cabany Chapter No. 140, R.A.M. . Hiram Council No. I, R. & S.M . York Council No. 40, R. & S.M. St. Louis Commandery No. I, K.T.

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Ivanhoe Commandery No.8, K.T. . . St. Aldemar Commandery No. 18, K.T. . . Moolah Temple . Alhambra Grotto . Scottish Rite Bodies . . Webster Groves Chapter No. 64, 0.E.5 . Crestwood Chapter No. 82, O.E.S. . . Fenton Chapter No. 152, O.E.S. . . Alexandria Chapter No. 160, O.E.S. . . Bridgeton Chapter No. 266, O.E.S. . . Clayton Chapter No. 304, O.E.S . Magnolia Chapter No. 305, O.E.S. . . Meridian Chapter No. 442, O.E.S . Southampton Chapter No. 459, O.E.S. . . Pilgrim Chapter No. 472, O.E.S. . . Poinsetta Chapter No. 473, O.E.S. . . Berkeley Chapter No. 503, 0.E.5 , . Valley Park Chapter No. 505, O.E.S. . . Iota Chapter No. 506, O.E.S . Progress Chapter No. 522, O.E.S . Crown Chapter No. 535, O.E.S . Anonymous Member of Clayton Chapter No. 304, O.E.S. . . Chester C. Cook, Member of Wellston Lodge No. 613 . .. William T. Diesing, Member of Triangle Lodge No. 638 . Mrs. Edith Diller, Widow of Past President of Cheer Committee . Alfred M. Frager, Member of St. Louis Lodge No. 20 . W. J. Hanpeter, Member of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 . Harvey N. Smith, Member of Euclid Lodge No. 505 . L. P. Thesen, Member of Triangle Lodge No. 638 . George W. Whitworth; Member of Berkely Lodge No. 667 .... Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 962, Chicago, Illinois ..... William E. Krenning, Member of Westgate Lodge No. 445 Christ White, Member of Forest Park Lodge No. 578 ...

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ACTIVITIES AND DISBURSEMENTS OF THE MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE Auqust 1, 1965 to July Aug. 11, 1965 Sept. 26, 1965 Oct. 24, 1965 Oct. 24, 1965 Nov. 20, 1965 Nov. 21, 1965 Dec. 18, 1965 Dec. 19, 1965 Dec. 24, 1965 Jan. 30, 1966

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Excursion on Steamer Admiral. Wor. Bro. Wm. J. Holdaway in charge . , $ 299.00 Religious services-Florissant Lodge No. 668 Religious services-Knights Templar Commanderies Nos. 1, 8, 16 and 18 Religious services-Job's Daughters Thanksgiving cash distribution .... ............. 710.00 Religious services-Knights Templar Commanderies Nos. 1, 8, 16 and 18 Christmas cash distribution 710.00 Religious services-Trinity Lodge No. 641 Christman Party-Entertainment, refreshments, gifts for children, Santa Claus. Music provided by Bro. Ben St. Onge and his orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200.09 Religious services-Ferguson Lodge No. 542


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May 7, 1966 May 18, 1966 May 22, 1966 June 8, 1966 June 18, 1966 June 26, 1966 July 19, 1966 July 30, 1966

Religious services-Tuscan Lodge No. 360 Religious services-DeMolay Religious services-Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Donation for bingo prizes for 12 months, sponsored by Mrs. Laura McKee of Maplewood Chapter No. 264, O.E.S. Mother's Day cash distribution . Donation to Berkeley Trowel Club-Assist in all day fishing trip for boys . Religious services-The Square Club Band Concert-Chairs (refreshments donated) . Father's Day distribution . Religious service-Annual St. John's Day Service sponsored by Masonic Service Bureau Band Concert-Letter Carriers Band-Chairs and refreshments . Outing to Bridgeton Fish Fry-Dinners for senior citizens, children, matrons, nurses and drivers. (Transportation furnished free by representatives and Lodge Members) Additional money required for cash distribution . Printing, postage and stationery for year . Total disbursements for year

60.00 710.00 45.00 35.00 710.00

56.90 150.00 33.00 129.14 $3,848.13

The above is in balance with the check book and bank statements as of July 31, 1966. GEORGE W. WHITWORTH,

President.

Attest: DEWEY

H.

SCHULTE,

Secretary- Treasurer.

GIFTS FROM THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR September 1, 1965 through July 31. 1966 $25,703.45 for Air Conditioning Dining Room and Lobby of Women's Building 2,322.00 for Room Coolers in Hospital Building 154.00 for Guests of Home 1,980.00 for Adult Guests of Home 24.00 for Beauty Parlor 15.00 for Birthday Fund 194.00 for Camp 91.50 for Children 210.00 for Electric Fans for Hospital 45.00 for Hair Dryers 18.75 for Ice Cream 15.00 for Snack Bar 35.00 for Transportation 3 Afghans 4 Bushels and 1 Box of Apples 63 Quarts of Apple Butter 2 Bingo Prizes 22 Blankets 9 Bags and 5 Boxes of Candy 9 Decks of Playing Cards

80 Christmas Gifts 61 Boxes, 50 Dozen and 13 Packages of Cookies 4 Balls of Crochet Thread 1 Doll House 47 Cans Foodstuffs 49 Cans Fruits and Vegetables 5 Games 90 Hospital Gowns 6 Boxes, 8 Cases and 108 Jars Jelly 1 Package Jewelry 15 Lap Robes 1 Lipstick Caddy 4 Bottles Lotion I Package Note Paper 1 Pair Nylon Hose 1 Box Oranges 30 Pictures for the Children's Rooms 29 Pair Pillow Cases 25 Quilts 1 Record Player and Records for Nursery I Package Sachet


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I Bottle Shaving Lotion 29 Sheets 2 Cans Talc Powder I Four Slice Toaster 7 Packages Tobacco 2 Towel Sets

81 Bath Towels

7 Dish Towels 23 Hand Towels 16 Toys 116 Wash Cloths

MISCELLANEOUS GIFTS Canned Goods Christmas Gifts Circus Tickets Easter Gifts

Flowers Ladies Hats Scrapbooks

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ADDITIONS TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1965路1966 Estate of Fred B. Adams . Anonymous Gift . Arthur W. Bell Estate . Lillie Ann Benner Estate Memory of George Bierman . Mabel W. Brown Estate .. . . Memory of E. F. Burgess John W. Calhoun Estate Gift of A. J. Camman Angela Campbell Estate Memory of Charles H. Chapel Memory of Eugene L. Conrad . Memory of Clifford W. Esbaugh Estate of Aaron T. :Ferris . Gift of Frisco AshIer Club of St. Louis . Elsie E. Gilmore Trust . , Memory of Lloyd L. Herman Gift of Waldemar Herminghaus ........... Estate of James Russel Hogg Estate of Myrtie Scott Hough Ed. George Hutto Estate Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Johnson, "E" Bonds Susan E. Johnson Trust Estate of Susan E. Johnson. . Estate of Hilda E. Juelig Gift of Richard H. Kerr Gift of Prof. A. Vern Kilpatrick Memory of Max Land T. L. (Joe) Luys Estate . Mehlville Trowel Club-Freedom Lodge No. 636 Louis T. Meyer Trust . Memory of Charles A. Mitchell Estate of Vernon F. Moehlenkamp Moolah Shrine Circus . . . . .. . Memory of Joseph W. Nowlin Memory of Barney Nuell . Mattie A. Powell Bequest Pride of The West Lodge No. 179 Memory of Edward August Roemer Gift of St. John's Methodist Church Estate of Frances K. Sanders .. . Margaret Schaefer Bequest . Memory of Willard A. Schaeffer Memory of Oscar Seiden Memory of Lawrence Max Shelton Honor of Arthur Stark Memory of Mrs. Selma Starliper Estate of Marcelina F. Stiles Memory of George W. Vierra

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ADDITIONS TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1965-1966 Irwin Walker Estate Myrtle W. Walker Estate . Walter A. Webb Estate Estate of Evelyn A. Williams Gift of Arthur H. Windmoeller Fred F. Wright Estate Estate of Frank R. Wyatt, Sr. .

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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1965 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 . Gift of Fred W. Agney . Jennie Albers Estate Gift in memory of Mrs. C. L. Alexander . . Gifts in memory of M. Harvey Alexander William W. Alexander . Minnie Allender Estate . . Gifts of Members of America Lodge No. 347 Eric Arnold Anderson Estate . James R. Anderson Estate . Anonymous Gifts . Bonds from a Friend of the Home, sold for . Gifts in memory of Mrs. Theo R. Appel . Gifts in memory of Theo 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 Bachmann Estate . Karl Backrow . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Baird Frank C. Barnhill gift . William J. Baumann Estate Gift of Beacon Lodge No.3 Gift in memory of Homer Beaty . Gift of Monroe R. Beck Memory of Mrs. Rebecca Beck Memory of Harry August Becker . Estate of Maude Turner Bedford . Frank Beecher Fund . . Gift of M. A. Bell . 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 . Gift of Harry B. Black Estate . H. H. Blackledge Gift . August F. Bloss Estate .

36.33 203.00 5.00 550.00 1,000.00 10,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 2.00 122.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 580.00 5,545.04 2,103.03 1,725.00 52,218.75 5.00 15.00 500.00 5,085.00 5.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 25,577.60 100.00 100.00 1,042.50 99,027.21 30.00 6.00 300.00 5.00 25.00 5,481.37 1,442.48 10.00 214.00 1,675.12 10.00 500.00 29,156.26 25.00 1,000.00 500.00 1,000.00 10,000.00 150.00 11,149.13


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1965 Gifts in memory of Mrs. Nellye Blum . . Gift in memory of Louis G. Boekenheide Blue Silver Lancers, Moolah Temple . 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 Estate . 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 . Lester A. Carter, Jasper Lodge 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 of 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 . Memory of Samuel H. Coffman . Sarah B. Coffman . Max Philip Cohen Estate .

280.00 5.00 250.00 300.00 400.00 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 6,928.80 140,180.56 25.00 11.50 100.00 20.00 131,512.56 J.OO 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 30.00 465.89 100.00


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1965 Rose Cohen Estate . Gifts in memory of Claude A. Coley Carl C. Collctte Estate 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 of 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 . Memory of Val O. Decker &: Frances Decker . . Memory of Mrs. Bertha Denniston , . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Denslow . Arthur H. Deppe Estate . Brokett A. Dickson . Memory of Harry Diller . W. B. Distributors, Inc. gift . Memory of A. C. Dittlinger . 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 Rite Club . Gift in memory of Wm. E. Dunscomb, P.G.M . Memory of M. G. East . RUdolph Egger gift . Memory of Mrs. Amelia Ehrman . Memory of Alpha Elberfeld . Oscar H. Elbrecht Estate, Cash .

21,787.87 5.00 4,429.15 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 25.00 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


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI . . 1886-1965 Oscar H. Elbrecht Estate, Stocks and Bonds Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ellersiek Memory of Maude Ellett . 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 Chapter No. 425 . Gifts of Members of Euclid Lodge No. 505 . Memory of C. E. "Mike" Evans . 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 of Mabel Marie Flachmier Estate A. P. Fletcher Fund . Boor Fletcher . Clara S. Fletcher Estate .. , Mrs. Lillie F. Fletcher Fund Karl B. Foerster, Sr. Estate . Memory of June M. Frazier . 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 l'razier '" A. M. Freund Estate . Gift in memory of Alexander Friedberg Hattie Fuller Estate . Elzie Fulton Estate . 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 . Memory of Elmer Giddens . Robert J. Gilbert Estate . Gift of Oscar R. Glaessner Adolph Gluck Fund ;

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2,780.00 500.00 8.00 12.00 7,665.32 5,333.18 5.00 100.00 235.00 30.00 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 5,000.00 250.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 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 40.00 49,777.38 100.00 500.00


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1965 Samuel A. Gluck . Memory of Mrs. Rose Goldenberg , 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 Grand Council Royal and Select Masters Fund Minnie n. 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 . Memory of Earl Guy William A. Hall Fund .. . Gifts in memory of Mrs. Mae T. Hallback Albert Hamlin gift Memory of Albert Hamlin 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 Memory of Wilson Edgar Hearson Deitrich Hedcnkamp Estate 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 Hcrket Estate . Gift in memory of Charles Hermann Adam Herold Estate Ferdinand Herold Fund Wm. H. Hettel Trust . B. B. Hibbard Estate Memory of Mrs. Chas. Leroy Hickmann, Sr T. W. Higgins Fund W. B. Hight Estate

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200.00 5.00 250.00 2.500.00 5.00 5.00 100.00 3,000.00 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 40.00 500.00 12.00 50.00 5.00 1,000.00 7.50 40.00 1,665.74 2,327.75 500.00 25.00 1,000.00 5.00 400.00 3.00 20.00 11,234.02 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


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1965 Nettie Hightower Estate . Roland Hill Estate . . . C. R. Hinerman gift Gift of Hinton Lodge No. 455 . H. O. Hirsch Estate . . . Mary B. Hockaday Estate Lena Hoffstetter Estate . . . Memory of Temple D. Holdsworth . Eva Merl Hoops Estate Herman William Hoops Estate . Gift in memory of Mrs. E. Verne Hosie . . 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 of 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 . . Memory. of Mendel Jacobs . 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 parents Harriet C. Johnson Estate . James H. Johnson Estate . . . Susan E. Johnson Estate Gifts in memory of Mary Elizabeth 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 . Leon L. Katzenstein Trust . Paul Keiser Fund . Albert G. Keller Estate, Bonds and Cash

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 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 10.00 19,122.61 1,000.00 33,420.08 100.00 15.00 40.00 100.00 2,000.00 3,162.20 15,153.67 46.00 80.00 ],202.98 350.00 100.00 25,000.00 5,500.00 500.00 9,265.55 2,000.00 3,239.97


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1965 Franklin V. Kemp Estate, Bonds and Cash Mrs. Anna Kern Estate . Gift of Richard H. Kerr . 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 Templar Fund . Anna C. Knittel Estate . August C. Koelsch Estate Harriet A. Koestering Estate Arthur Emil Koethe Estate .... Gift in memory of Allen C. 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 Max Land .. Memory of Esther L. Lanfersiek Memory of Joseph Arthur Lange . . . G. I. Langenberg 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 Flora 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 .

46,929.10 6,311.77 55.00 52,019.17 10,000.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 5,044.31 13,150.00 250.00 35,114.00 1,000.00 100.00 2,315.45 2,000.00 5.00 300.00 460.00 200.00 27.00 60.00 5.50 431.05 1,000.00 1,000.00 787.71 7.40 10.00 30,000.00 10.00 75.00 100.00 250.00 12,333.26 1,000.00 1,000.00 300.00 124,339.09 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


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ENDOWMENT 路FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1965 Memory of Herman Lewis . Hermina F. Lewis Estate . Mrs. Julia Weber Lewis Estate Gift of Charles E. Lick . Berthold Linder Estate . Edward E. Licklider 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 . Memory of Mrs. Lesta Lowry. Gifts of Loyal Chapter No. 5Il, O.E.S Robert Lungstras Gift of Leo Luis . Mrs. Mary Lynch Fund Agnes McAdoo Estate, Bonds, and Cash Fannie A. McCarty Estate Roy McClanhan gift Gifts in memory of Mrs. Mable McCully Memory of 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 Ruby E. Marks Estate George H. L. Marquand Estate Glen Marquis Annie Martin Fund Paralee Masengale Fund Masonic Home Certificate Fund John T. Mathis Estate George Mavrematis gift . . Memory of Robert Maxey Edward H. Meier Fund . Isador Mendle, Legacy . Herman Mesendick Estate . Edward Meyer . Gifts in memory of :Frederick Meyer William Meyer Estate Joseph C. Mikesell Estate Gifts in memory of Ralph Millard Edward C. Miller Estate Gift in memory of Edward W. Miller Ernest W. Miller Estate

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40.00 1,000.00 5,000.00 10.00 200.00 5,335.80 35.00 6,121.38 40.00 35.00 70.00 500.00 5,547.73 5.00 300.00 286.00 1,000.00 ],000.00 1,578.00 2,807.58 10.00 30.00 10.00 5.00 1,000.00 15.00 1,000.00 9,]60.44 5.00 3,603.04 1,000.00 1,105.14 259.98 806.60 1,117.60 4,858.52 100.00 10.00 500.00 1,000.00 165.00 500.00 10.00 500.00 12.45 15.00 250.00 5.00 34,787.53


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886路1965 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 Mollcnauaer ..... Harvey C. Montgomery Estate Alva Moog Estate . Moolah Temple Shrine Circus 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 . . Arthur R. Neef Estate " . Memory of Ivan E. Nelson. . . . Maggie Nicholson Fund . . Mrs. Anna Nipper Estate . 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 . Gift of Oriental Chapter No. 228, 75th Anniversary . Gifts in memory of Joseph A. Osborn . Memory of Noble J. Oberby . Memory of Erwin C. Otto . Irving Levosier Page Estate . Abraham Palan Fund .. . . William Pamprin Fund . . Gift in memory of Bruce Parker . Della P. Pauley Estate . George C. Paulus Gift . Gift of Herman F. Payton Estate . Mrs. Henrietta Pearse Estate . E. H. Penton gift . Gift of A. G. Penzel . .

15.00 15,796.64 11,600.00 67,150.48 6,362.19 155.00 1,000.00 100.00 750.00 5.00 600.00 912.14 6,266.89 100.00 5,000.00 500.00 15.00 10.00 400.00 310.95 5,364.08 40.00 550.36 84,726.34 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 8.00 3.00 10.00 44.00 25.00 584.70 1,000.00 10.00 500.00 2,000.00 1,000.00 9,783.05 10.00 100.00


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1965 . 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 Qucllmalz . 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. Haroid L. Reader . John Rehrs Estate . . 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 .

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 15.00 155.00 250.00 100.00 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


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MASONIC

1886-1965 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 Charles W. Schafer, memory of James Dunnica Edgar P. Schaefer Estate 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 B. S. Schwartz Memory of Arthur W. Schweider Gift of Edward Schwiddle Estate Memory of Oliver Scott Gift of Herbert I. Sears Barbara Seaman Bequest 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 Georgia Helen Siddons Estate Henry Siegfried Clara Siegel Estate Gifts in memory of Bernice Silber Sam Silverman gift Gifts in honor of Julian Simon Gifts in memory of Mrs. Sallie Simon Memory of Donald Simpson Gift in memory of Dr. John L. Sims

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500.00 15.00 4,392.00 1,901.39 10.00 234.99 91,444.27 1,1l5.74 50.00 429.00 462.00 601.60 4,380.35 500.00 46.00 15.00 5,593.67 932.83 20.00 500.00 11,760.09 1,000.00 9,257.03 17.75 365.67 100.00 692.83 30.00 28,247.49 25.00 25.00 100.00 214.47 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 15.00 10.00


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1965 Richard Sinclair . Mrs. Rose M. Sizemore Estate, Bonds and Cash Gift in memory of Joseph Sklower Charles V. B. Slade ..... . . R. Jasper Smith gift . W. S. Smith Fund . Dove S. Smythe Estate Memory of Albert Sneed George E. Southwick Estate Helen I. Soutter Estate . Charlotte Spathelf Estate Charles Spraul Estate Edward W. Spreen Estate Lee Spurgeon Estate Memory of Otto H. Stamm . . . . . . . . . . .. . Honor of Arthur Stark Gift in memory of Charles Statler Thomas Stayton Estate Virginia Stein Estate Memory of Louis D. Steiner Memory of Mrs. Kathleen M. Stewart 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 . 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 St. Joseph Chapter No. 198, O.E.S Gifts of Members of St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Gift.in memory of Ralph Sudbolt Memory of Thomas Staggs Memory of Evalyn Steele Stupp Brothers Foundation Gifts in memory of Mrs. Frank Stumm Memory of John T. Sturm, Sr Memory of Wilbur R. Sullens 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

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200.00 2,295.62 3.00 9,548.75 40.00 11,730.00 1,000.00 40.00 107,603.25 500.00 500.00 300.00 185.52 18,410.86 27.00 10.00 10.00 2,683.54 184,715.35 7.50 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 10.00 450.00 10.00 30.00 30.00 5.00 100.00 15.00 15.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 21,798.66 550.00 2.25 10.00


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1965 Gift of Lawrence 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 " . Gift of Gervis Thurman . Gifts in memory of Mrs. Myrtle Tiffin . Irvin R. Timlin Estate . Gifts in memory of Cecil A. lolin . 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 . Gift of Tuscan Lodge No. 360 . . 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 . Sol E. Waggoner Estate . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wagner . 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 St. Louis and St. Louis County . Paul H. Warmann Estate . . War Relief Loyal Service Fund . . Charles A. Wasserburger Estate . Charles R. Waterman Estate . . Frances M. Waters Estate Julius G. Wattenberg Estate . Walter A. Webb Estate . I;. W. Weinheimer Estate, Bonds, Stocks and Cash . J. E. Weisenborn gift . Memory of John Weiss, Jr. . . Memory of Harry Leroy Weldon . Wellston Lodge No. 613 . . Members of Wellston Lodge No. 613 . Gift of Wentzville Chapter No. 37 . Alphonzo Whipple . William J. Whiprecht Estate . Memory of Paul E. Whitesall .

1,000.00 100.00 2,460.57 25.00 53.00 500.00 50.00 20.00 14,062.66 25.00 100.00 300.41 1,000.00 55.00 1,000.00 2.00 933.24 2,431.93 24,845.62 40.00 1,000.00 15.00 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 84,586.16 70.52 1,701.63 27,207.88 83,825.77 25.00 26.00 5.00 100.00 5.00 10.00 100.00 5.00 15.00


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ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1886-1965 Elbridge E. Widener Estate Paul Wielandy Estate Mrs. Luella M. Willette Estate Francis Emmet Williams Estate D. M. Wilson . Arthur H. Windmoeller gift . Memory of Bernice Winkeler . Gift of Robert Winkelmaier, memory of Bertha Winkclmaier Emma Winkler Estate . . Louis H. Winkler Estate . Mayme K. Withall Estate . O. E. Withers Estate . John A. Witthaus gift . Memory of Max Wittman . John M. Wolff .Foundation-75th Anniversary 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 . Stella E. Wyrick Estate . Albert Morris Yampolsky . Memory of Robert L. Yeager . Memory of Frank O. Years . 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

6,641.29 200.00 1,299.12 500.00 528.00 45.00 70.00 150.00 538.05 1,377.58 103,996.49 16,582.42 40.00 20.00 1,000.00 5,628.95 1,000.00 10.00 3,000.00 5,467.91 500.00 8,884.87 524.63 100.00 15.00 20.00 10.00 5.00 15.00 153.53 500.00 10,604.86 50.00 $4,184,734.98


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ADDITIONS TO THE BUILDING FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1965路1966 Gift of Acacia Lodge No. 602 $ Gift of Mrs. Edna Albers . Gift of Algabil Lodge No. 544, Boosters Club . Gift of Lucas Althiede . Gift of America Lodge No. 347 . Memory of Mrs. William Andrews . Anonymous Gifts . . Memory of Mrs. Viola Arrow Joseph Ashcroft Estate . . Gift of Delno M. Baker . Gift of Hayward Barlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. Memory of C. B. Bayless Memory of Ben Benson . Gift of Harry W. Berry . Memory of Rose Bick . Memory of Ashley E. Black . . Memory of Walter Blattner . Memory of Carl L. Blumenberg . Memory of Milton H. Blunt Memory of Paul Bradford . Memory of Paul Bragg . Gift of Max E. Bretschneider . . . Memory of Albert J. Brock Memory of Mrs. Mollie Brockman . Gift of F. P. Brown . Gift of Lester J. Brown . Gift of Albert F. Brueschaber . . Memory of Mrs. Martin Brummond . Gift of H. F. Burkhead, D.D.G.M. . . Gift of Frank L. Byam, Jr. . . Gift of A. J. Camman . . Memory of Joseph A. Chapman . . Memory of Mrs. Josephine R. Chilton . Memory of Amelia Clacker Gift of Mrs. Joseph Cohen . Craftman's Club of Transit Employees of Greater Kansas City . . Memory of David R. Curtis Gift of Mrs. Mary M. Dann .. . . Gift of Louis P. Davis-Geo. Nelson, Jr. . . Memory of Brother of Henry Decker . . Gift of Dr. Wm. Demko............... . . Memory of Harry Dependahl " . . Memory of Mrs. Erma Deppe Memory of Jesse E. Diamond . Memory of Frank Dolejsi . Memory of Theodore Domke . . . Memory of Mrs. Kate Doyle Memory of Mrs. Addie Eastwood . Gift of Paul Eckley . .

10.00 2.50 59.67 13.00 210.00 10.00 14.00 55.00 1,000.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 5.74 88.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 12.00 50.00 10.00 5.00 100.00 20.00 50.00 15.00 55.00 75.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 7.00 5.00 10.00 20.00 25.00 17.00 3.00 40.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 178.00 7.00 6.00 76.00 15.00


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ADDITIONS TO THE BUILDING FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1965-19.66 Memory of James A. Edwards Gift of M. M. Edwards Memory of Mrs. Katherine Englehardt Gift of Maurice S. Epstein Gift of Euclid Lodge No. 505 Gift of Festus Chapter No. 417 Memory of Manuel Finger ; Memory of Nathan Fleischman Gift of Mrs. Helena Fletcher Memory of Marvin Fortel Cift of Haze M. Freeman Memory of William A. Froelich Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Casper Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 . Memory of Carl Giesson Memory of Mrs. :Flora Goessler Gift of Frank Grindler Memory of Mrs. Julia Grosse Memory of Dr. Mark D. Gwinn Memory of George Hager Memory of William W. Hall Memory of Emma Harel . Memory of Clarence Hartwig .. Gift of John T. Heard Memory of Paul Hensel Memory of Edwin G. Herchert Memory of Anna Hertel Memory of Alan Hess Memory of George Himmert Gift of Richard A. Hippe Memory of Harry J. Hoffman Gift of Harry W. Hortter Memory of David A. Howard Memory of Josephine W. Huff Memory of Julian R. Hulett, Sr Honor of John Hurtgen Memory of Lawrence B. Hutton Gift of Sam Hyatt Memory of Waldo E. Jackson Gift of Col. William F. Jackson Gift of John Jaeckel Memory of Fred Jobusch, Sr. Gift of Cecil H. Jones Memory of Paul S. Jones Memory of William Jones Memory o~ Charles J. Koken Memory of Mary Krizanich Memory of Henry Kroeger Memory of Melvin J. Klueter

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10.00 20.00 10.00 10.00 25.30 2.65 10.00 15.00 100.00 10.00 10.00 12.00 100.00 50.00 5.00 45.00 50.00 80.21 25.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 25.00 12.50 10.00 27.00 5.00 15.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 6.00 15.00 10.00 50.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 15.00


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ADDITIONS TO THE BUILDING FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1965-1966 Memory of Mother of Chas. Kubernat . Memory of H. Ben Kummel Memory of Mrs. Sophie Kunat Gift of Ralph C. LiBeau . Memory of Bertha Lenck . Gift of Alberic G. Lightbourn . Gift of Loyal Chapter No. 511, O.E.S . Gift of Carl N. McGuire . Gift of Robert H. Mann Memory of Willis Martin Gift of R. P. Masher Honor of Mrs. Juanita Mauss . Gift of Matrons and Patrons Club, 32nd District Memory of Mrs. Emma Minea . Gift of Missouri City Chapter No. 544 . Memory of Stephen Mitchell Memory of George Monken Gift of Montgomery Co. Masonic Association Memory of Dr. Lisle Mrazek Gift of L. G. Mrazek .. . Memory of Grace E. Mulcahy Gift of Donald A. Nevin Memory of John Novak Memory of John Otting Gift of Lynn T. Owing Gift of Robert E. Painter Gift of Mrs. Estelle Palmer . Memory of Mrs. Pearl Pranter Memory of Jerry Ptacnik Memory of Herbert Randolph Memory of Rose Raumschuh Gift of Theodore J. Reiff Memory of Bert E. Richardson . Gift of Milton F. Roennigke .. . Gift of Ernest Rose Memory of Nathan Rosenthal Memory of Mrs. Tressie Ruffner Memory of Frank R. Rundle Gift of Past Master's Club of St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Gift of Morris Salsinsky Memory of Mrs. Mae Schaefer Memory of Statius Schaefer Memory of Edward Schilling Memory of Albert Schindler Memory of William Schmitt Memory of Louis Schoenlaub Gift of Alan W. Schroeder Memory of Wilhelm Schulze Memory of Mrs. Alice Selvaggi

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10.00 25.00 15.00 15.00 27.50 2.00 15.00 104.00 100.00 44.00 10.00 5,000.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 53.00 39.50 10.00 10.00 8.00 50.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 25.00 15.00 48.00 10.00 25.00 11.00 1.00 5.00 50.00 8.92 5.00 5.00 2.00 27.48 50.60 7.50 5.00 10.00 10.00 7.00 73.50 100.00 16.00 10.00


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ADDITIONS TO THE BUILDING FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1965路1966 Memory of Dan Simon . Gift of Norman E. Smith Gift of Earl Snead Memory of Amos L. Spence Memory of Henry Steiner Memory of Myrtle Stiffieman Memory of Harry F. Sunderland Memory of Alexand Sutton Memory of Eugene Toennies Memory of Mrs. Mathilda Troske Memory of Saddie L. Tunney . Memory of Mrs. Marthena W. Vanlandingham Memory of Charles W. Vein fort Gift of Chester L. Vernard Gift of ZeBa von Gremp Memory of Mrs. Josephine Vollmar .,. . Memory of Russel G. Walker Memory of Richard M. Walls Memory of Arthur W. Washuer . Memory of David A. Wayne Memory of Raymond Weidner Memory of Otto Weller Memory of Harvey D. Wilkinson, III Memory of Mrs. Mary Wilkinson Memory of Louis C. Williams Gift of J. G. Wilson Gift of Charles E. Wrenger .. . Memory of William C. Yoder Memory of Mrs. M. Zeppenfeld Gift of A. H. Zimmer , Memory of Carl Zuehlke

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20.00 7.00 10.00 5.00 2.00 15.00 75.00 10.00 5.00 20.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 50.00 92.00 2.00 5.00 15.00 15.00 7.00 15.00 78.00 50.00 17.00 13.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 100.00 10.00 $10,243.57


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BtnLDING FUND 1959路1965 Gift of Seth P. Alber $ Memory of Conrad Acker . . Gift of F. B. Adams . Memory of F. B. Adams . Gift of Advisory Board, O.E.S. . . Gift of Algabil Chapter No. 409 . . Anonymous Member Algabil Lodge No. 544 . Memory of Walter R. Alberts . Memory of Karl W. Aldrich . Memory of Hannah Rose Alexander . Memory of Mrs. William Gutherie Alexander . 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 Albert H. Arndt . Memory of Thomas A. Aitkenhead . Memory of John Anderlan . Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Anderson . Anonymous gifts . 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 . . Gifts of Delno M. Baker . Memory of Mrs. Maud E. Baker . Memory of Mrs. Vernon Baker . Memory of Mrs. Adele Ballman . Memory of Mamie Bamberger . Memory of Julia E. Banta . Gift of Barbee Chapter No. 31 . Memory of Hugh Barden . Gift in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Barger's 50th Anniversary Gift of Carl Barton . Gift of F. C. Barnhill . Memory of Mrs. Ivy May Barnes Memory of Lillian Batavia . . Gift of Charles D. Baughman .. , . Memory of Edward H. Baune ., . Memory of Harry M. Beach . Memory of Fred H. Beck (Plaque) . Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Benjamin . Gift of Kimble Bennett . Memory of Alice Berger . Memory of Nathan Berger .

10.00 1.00 150.00 40.00 5,500.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 120.00 15.00 20.00 10.00 15.00 6.50 168.00 3,500.00 1,275.00 5.00 19.00 43.00 20.00 25.00 5.00 25.00 15.00 2,250.00 77.74 25.00 2.00 26.00 10.00 30.00 10.00 7.50 10.00 1,000.00 104.00 5.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 2.00 35.00 3.00 1,000.00 12.00 254.00 10.00 5.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1965 Gift in memory of Ben O. Berger and Verdin A. Berger Gift of Berkeley Lodge No. 667 Gift of Mrs. Marie Bernstein 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 Memory of Otto F. Birk Memory of Mrs. Delia Birnbreiger Memory of Mrs. Harold Blankenmeister Memory of Fred fl. Blomeyer Memory of Ernest Blum Gift of Carl Blumenberg Memory of Julius Boehmer Memory of Ernest Boffinger Memory of Arno Bollinger Gift of Ellis P. Bond Memory of Silas Boswell Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Boeger Gift of Oscar W. Boehmer Gift of E. P. Bond Gift of Miss Ola Bragg Gift of Miss Cecile Boyles Memory of David Branconier Gift of Frank A. Brandt Memory of Lewis Brandt . Memory of Emil Braun Gift of Max Bretschneider Gift in memory of Herbert Brewington's father Estate of Fred E. Briner Gift in memory of Virgil W. Brink's mother Memory of William S. Brockman Memory of John A. Brooks " Memorial to Ernest A. Brown Gift of F. P. Brown Gift of Lester J. Brown Memory of Ted Brownlow Memory of Richard Brueggman Gift of Albert F. Brueshaber Memory of Albert Brunner '" Memory of Edwin Bruner . •....... Gift of J. fl. Bruninga . , Gift of R. E. Bungarner Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Burgess Memory of W. H. Burk 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

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1,000.00 25.00 13.75 3.00 55.00 25.00 77.00 40.00 99.50 5.00 7.50 10.00 5.00 20.00 100.00 5.00 50.00 5.00 5.00 150.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 85.32 5.00 10.00 5.00 15.00 100.00 5.00 8,775.32 6.50 5.00 3.00 10.00 300.00 1.50 5.00 10.00 ]75.00 30.00 5.00 57.00 5.00 10.00 7.50 13,407.63 8.00 45.00 20.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1965 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 of R.W. Bro. James L. Clark . Gift in memory of Mrs. Robert D. Clark . Memory of Harry C. Cochran . Memory of Charles C. Cobb . Memory of 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's Club of Transit Employees, Kansas City .. Memory of Harry Crall . Memory of Eugene J. Creissen . Memory of Fred Creviston . Memory of Clarence Crites . Memory of Rose Cronheim . Memory of John Davies . Memory of Charles Curtis . Memory of Clara E. Dahnert . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Davies . . . . Memory of Howard C. Davis . Gift of J. W. Davis . Gift of Thomas J. Davis, Jr . Gift of Hugh DePayne Commandry No.4, K.T . Memory of Ray DeVinney . 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 . Memory of Dr. A. H. Diehr . Gift of William T. Diesing, Jr . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Diller . Gifts in memory of Melvin C. Dingler's mother . Memory of Mrs. Irene Doerr. . . . . . . . . .

2.00 25.50 10.00 30.00 5.00 20.00 35.50 1,009.00 3.00 20.00 10.00 59.00 10.00 35.00 10.00 45.00 150.00 3.00 7.00 15.00 156.78 100.00 5.00 25.00 41.00 7.50 20.00 5.00 25.00 25.00 10.00 25.00 30.00 25.00 5.00 3.00 6.00 10.00 123.00 50.00 50.00 5.00 30.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 1,000.00 20.00 34.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959路1965 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 Memory of Ivan W. Dum Memory of Thomas H. Duncan Memory of Robert E. Dunn Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dupshe Memory of Mrs. Goldie Durrer Gift of East Lynn Chapter No. 487 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 Mrs. Emma Eichhoff Memory of Edw. F. Eisenbach Memory of Robert B. Elder Memory of Mrs. Floy Ellis Memory of M1路s. Clarice Erk Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Zaharoula Eliopules Memory of Mrs. Josephine Esica Gift of Evergreen Lodge No. 27 Memory of Mrs. Minnie Fath Memory of Frank J. Feichtinger 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 Memory of Harry Fisher Memory of Herbert W. }<'isher Memory of Mrs. Mary Fischer Memory of four deceased friends Memory of Mrs. George W. Flynn Gift of 49th District Association Gift of Kenneth H. Forbis Gift of Henry W. Fox 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 Memory of Mrs. Jeanette Hart Memory of Mrs. Katherine Hartig : Memory of Mrs. Bertha R. Hartmann

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15.00 20.00 10.00 25.00 5.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 1,500.00 83.00 50.00 125.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 30.00 25.00 10.00 30.00 100.00 321.87 5.00 30.00 66.54 27.05 5.00 35.00 3.00 102.50 10.00 10.00 50.00 10.00 8.00 100.00 200.00 15.00 20.00 50.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 5.00


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GIFTS TO. THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959路1965 Memory of Jacob D. Haupt Memory of Mrs. Louise Haustein . Gift of John M. Hawkins . Gift of Richard T. Haynes Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Heard Memory of Charles Heaton, Sr Memory of John Heichelbech Gift of Walter Heinecke Memory of Harvey F. Heitland Memory of Mrs. Irma Hermann Memory of George Hermansdorfer Bequest of W. Lee Herndon Gift of Hesperia Chapter No. 172 Memory of Otto Heusemann Memory of Nelson Heuser Memory of Mrs. Victor Heyl Memory of Mrs. Rowena Hickman Gift of Wm. C. Hilmer Memorial Class Scottish Rite Memory of Morton J. Hirsch, Sr. . . Memory of Pauline Hoard Memory of Mrs. Charles A. Hofer Memory of Charles A. Hofer Gift of Irene Hofmeister . Memory of Roy A. Hoglund , Memory of Henry Holdenried Gift of Ernest L. Holder Gift in memory of Mrs. Hollenbeck Gift of Eugene C. Holt Memory of Mrs. John Hoppe Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Hortter Memory of Cebert Huddleston Gift of Tony Frank Memory of Ellwood H. Faudee, Sr Memory of Mrs. Celia F. Frazier Memory of Mrs. Anna French 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 Michael Gallup 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 Memory of Carlyle R. Gebert Gift of Ben C. Gieseke Gift in memory of Mrs. Sophie Giesemann

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15.00 15.00 5.00 5.00 50.00 5.00 6.00 100.00 63.50 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 42.00 15.00 10.00 15.00 5.00 10.00 60.00 25.00 20.00 18.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 8.00 10.00 500.00 45.00 100.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 200.00 10.00 10.00 100.00 50.00 7.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1965 Estate of Max A. Giffey . Memory of Frank Gilbert Gift in memory of Charles B. Gockley Gift of Jimmie Godwin Memory of Mrs. Clarence Goessling . Memory of Sam L. Goldenberg Gift of Samuel D. Goldstein Memory of Samuel Goldstein Gift of John R. Goodall Trust Memory of Mrs. Catherine Gore ... Memory of Dr. H. M. Graefe. . . . . . . Gift of family of Robert Lee Greenwood Memory of Mrs. Susie Graham Bequest of WaIter J. Graham Memory of Ham Grigg . Memory of Harold Groves . Memory of Mrs. Lorena E. Guhman Memory of Mrs. Hazel I. Gum Memory of Mrs. Frank Hall Gift of Wm. M. Hammond Memory of Mrs. Augusta Hampe Memory of J. R. Hulett, Sr. . Memory of Robert J. Hundhausen . Memory of Mrs. Theo C. Hunicke . . . Memory of Mrs. Minnie Hunt . Memory of Mrs. Ola Hunt Memory of C. A. Hutchinson . Memory of Miss Fay Imboden Gift of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 . Gift of Col. Wm. I'. Jackson . Memory of William Jackson Gift of John Jackson . Memory of Emerson O. Jacobs . Memory of Mendal Jacobs .. . Gift of John Jaeckel . Memory of Gerald Jaeger . Memory of Richard J elfs . Memory of Mrs. Frances Pearl Jennings Gift of Jennings Chapter No. 497 Gift of Lynn E. Jenson 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 . Gift of Cecil H. Jones Memory of Oscar Jost ........... . Memory of Frederick A. Judell . Gift of F. A. Kaiser

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1,000.00 5.00 7.00 20.00 10.00 2.50 1,000.00 1,047.00 1,000.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 7.50 746.06 35.00 5.00 100.00 10.00 20.00 5.50 101.50 25.00 5.00 14.00 6.50 15.00 10.00 5.00 50.00 33.00 10.00 5.00 20.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 77.50 10.00 5.00 5.00 21.41 5.00 12.00 22.50 85.00 50.00 5.00 15.00 100.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1965 Memory of Albert Kaltwasser Gift of Kansas City Commandcry No. 10, K.T. Memory of Ray Kassman Memory of Mrs. Emma Katzenstein Memory of Leon L. Katzenstein Memory of Mrs. Penelope Kekeris Memory of Dorothy Keithly . Memory of August J. Kempf . Bequest of Charles R. Ketchum Estate Memory of William Kern 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 Kiston Memory of Edgar Kittle Memory of Fred Kling Memory of Henry J. Klunk Gift of KMOX-TV Memory of Anna F. Knickmeyer Memory of George J. Knopf Gifts in memory of Albert Koby Memory of Frederick Wm. Koch Memory of Arlhur 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 Joseph Kornfeld Memory of Oliver Kraehe ... Gift of Krey Packing Company Gift of Hubert E. Kreighbaum . Gift of Viola Krug . Memory of Viola Krug . . Gift in memory of Mrs. Laura Kuebrich . Memory of Sylvester Kuhn . Memory of Mrs. Emma Kupferle . Gift of John George Kutzger . Memory of Jasper LeFort Memory of Emil Labitske . . Memory of John Hart LaRowe Memory of George Latal . Memory of Esther L. Lanfersieck Gift of Laredo Lodge No. 253 . Memory of Mrs. Alta Lauman ,

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20.00 50.00 5.00 40.00 10.00 337.50 30.00 10.00 513.20 159.00 10.00 5.00 50.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 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 50.00 10.00 1,000.00 5.00 7.00 2.00 5.00 10.00 70.00 5.00 15.00 8.00 2.00 5.00 1,000.00 5.00 10.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1965 Gift of Charles H. Law Memory of Otto F. Leffler . . . . . . 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 John F. Link 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 Memory of Mrs. Florence Lynes .. Memory of Dr. William Lynes Memory of Charles Mahler .. : .... Memory of Ralph Malter Gift of Robert H. Mann . Gift of Marlem Chapter No. 406 Memory of Linda Marr Gift of Mrs. Mary Martin .... Memory of George M. Marsalek Memory of Eugene Martini Gift of Phil Martini Gift of Stella Martin " Memory of W. W. Martin Memory of Pauline Maschmeyer Memory of Mrs. R. G. Maxwell Memory of Myra Mae Merk Memory of Elmer McAninch Memory of Charles McBride .. Memory of Charles McDonald Memory of Arch McEwen . Gift of A. H. McGinness . Memory of A. H. McGinness Gift of Mr. ami Mrs. James McHale Gift of Joseph O. McKinstry .. , . Memory of James W. McKee Memory of Lillian McReynolds Memory of Mrs. Sophia Michel Memory of William Mierke . Memory of Mrs. Hazel Millard Gift of C. W. Miller '" Bequest of Albert P. Mitchell Gift of M. C. Mitchell .

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3.00 20.00 10.00 1,000.00 50.00 46.42 10.00 15.00 12.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 15.00 3.00 25.00 5.00 1,000.00 25.00 18.00 25.00 5.00 20.00 200.00 5.00 100.00 15.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 155.00 10.00 25.00 42.00 5.82 48.00 20.00 25.00 200.00 50.00 10.00 74.00 38.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 25.00 239.52 835.87


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1965 Gift of Mitchell Chapter No. 14, R.A.M. . . Gift of W. W. Mock . Gift of Moorehouse Lodge No. 603 . Gift of Rob Morris Chapter No. 328 . Gift of George F. Morrison. . . . . . . . Memory of Mrs. E. E. Morison . Memory of Vinson V. Morris . . Gift of Sam F. Morrow... . . Gift of Glen E. Morley . Memory of Walter R. Mosley . 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 . Gift of George Nelson . . Gift of John Ness .......... . . Gift of Donald Nevin . Gift of Nickalos Newman . . Memory of Peter Nicholas . Memory of John Niehelbech . Memory of Morris T. Nickrel . . 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 .. Gift of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 Gift of Lynn Owings . . Gift of Estelle Palmer . . Memory of the father of William Parrott . Gift of Robert B. Parsons ... . . Memory of Ross Pennanen . . 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 of Pilot Knob Chapter No. 540 Memory of Dr. Albert F. Plag . Gift of Pleasant Lodge No. 160 . Memory of Harry W. Pleitsch . Memory of Dr. J. A. Poe .... . . Memory of Walter Poe " . Gift of Albert C. Powell . . Mattie A. Powell Estate . Memory of Ray D. Prinster . . . Memory of Harold Prough . .

15.00 1.00 10.00 1,000.00 75.00 5.00 15.00 4.00 10.00 10.00 7.00 20.00 10.00 72.30 4.00 6.75 10.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 43.00 70.00 25.00 5.00 36.75 15.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 3.00 100.00 10.00 5.00 200.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 15.00 10.00 15.00 5,000.00 5.00 5.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1965 Gift of Progress Lodge No. 657 . . Memory of Rakestraw . Gift of Randolph Chapter No. 150 . . Memory of Lillian Rapp . . Memory of Mrs. Susan Raven . Memory of Mrs. Harold Reader Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Reed . Gift of Ted J. Reiff . Gift of Miss Julia Reinecke . Memory of Leroy Revett .. . . Gift of John F. Rhea . . Memory of James Rickert . Gift of Augusta Ringling . . Memory of Howard Rinker . Gift of Grover O. Rockey . Memory of Reinhold Rodegast . Memory of Benjamin E. Roberts . Gift of Milton A. Roennigke . Gift of M. F. Roennigke . . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rogerson . Gift of Rose Hill Chapter No. 120 .. , . Memory of Arthur C. Rothenberg . Memory of Theodore Rowe . . 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. Rutter. . . . . . . . Gift in memory of George A. Ruwisch Gift in memory of George W. Ryan . Gift of St. John's Lodge No. 28 .... Gift of St. Joseph Council No.9. R.A.M . 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 . Memory of Mrs. May Schlapprizzi . . Gift of Oscar Schmelig . . Gift in memory of Ernie Schmidt . Gift of H. G. Schmidt. .. . . . . . . . . , . Memory of James R. Schoonover . Memory of Mrs. Emma Schroeder Gift of Walter E. Schulenberg . . Memory of James K. Schuler . Memory of Donald R. Schulz, Jr. . Memory of Edward Schulz . Memory of Henry Schumacher . Memory of Wm. N. Schumacher .

10.00 5.00 1,000.00 3.00 270.00 10.00 5.00 14.50 14.00 5.00 24.44 15.00 29.00 10.00 5.00 77.00 10.00 50.00 100.00 30.00 25.00 25.00 5.00 25.00 315.00 307.00 90.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 1.00 2.00 10.00 50.00 219.00 10.00 5.00 15.00 5.00 20.00 5.00 50.00 100.00 15.00 85.00 5.00 30.00 10.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1965 Memory of Johanna Schurig . Gift of Carl W. Schwabe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memory of Michael Schwartz .. , Memory of Mrs. Rose Sears . Memory of James H. Seifert . 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 Mrs. Frances Skaggs . Memory of Irvine Skinner, Sr. . . . Memory of Everett Smart Gift in memory of Dan W. Smi th Memory of Donald C. Smith Memory of Edgar E. Smith Memory of Elmer C. Smith . Memory of Rt. Wor. R. Jasper Smith .. . Gift of Mitchell L. Smith Gift of Norman E. Smith . . . . . . . .. . Gift of Richard N. Smith . Memory of Russel J. Smith Memory of Mrs. Sophie Snowden Memory of Charles R. Sommerkamp Memory of C. E. Sommerich . Memory of J. P. Sondergard . . Gift of Southwest Lodge No. 466 . 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 Louis Steiner . 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 .

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10.00 265.00 5.00 3.00 12.00 5.00 20.00 40.00 25.00 1,500.00 10.00 230.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 19.00 10.00 25.00 15.00 15.00 20.00 15.00 21.00 5.00 5.00 44.00 15.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 8.00 10.00 12.00 24.00 15.00 5.00 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


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1965 Gift in memory of Mrs. Rosalland Swartz .... Gift of Elder B. Switzer . Memory of Sterling Swor . Gift of Frank Y. Tamborella .... Memory of John William Tanner Memory of Harry K. Taylor . Memory of Tom R. Taylor . Memory of William Teal . 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 Gift of Leonard A. Thompson Memory of Owen Thompson 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 Gift of Arthur F. Twellman Gift of Twilight Lodge No. 114 Memory of L. O. Ulbricht . Estate of Nellie M. Urbach . Compasses Guild of Union Electric Company Gift of Edward Van Note . Gift of Elmer Vanderpool . Gift of Chester L. Vernard . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bluford von Gremp Gift of Miss Zelia von Gremp . Memory of Elmer Vollmer Memory of OUo W. Vossmeyer Gift of Arthur E. Wagner Gift of E. W. Wagner ..... Memory of Mrs. Arena Walker Memory of Richard Walton . Memory of Fred S. Warnhoff . Gift in memory of Martin Waskom Estate of Frances M. Waters Gift of Waverly Lodge No. 61 Gift of Mrs. Karl M. Way . Memory of Harold C. Wedig . Gift of Jesse Weir . Estate of Henry W. Weisheyer . Memory of C. W. Weiss. . Memory of Mrs. Pearl West Gift of Harry C. Weitkemper Memory of August Weller Memory of Floyd Weller

.

. . .

. . .

. . . . .

5.00 3.25 10.00 5.00 210.00 20.00 10.00 10.00 30.00 54.00 2.00 500.00 8.00 25.00 28.00 75.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 2.00 54.00 25.00 9.00 51.00 500.00 25.00 .75 8.00 15.00 100.00 375.00 5.00 1,035.00 20.00 50.00 55.00 20.00 10.00 35.00 43,025.36 10.00 100.00 10.00 14.00 100.00 3.00 10.00 2.50 5.00 3.00


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GIFTS TO THE MASONIC HOME BUILDING FUND 1959-1965 Memory of Henry Westbrock Memory of William Welhoelter " .. Memory of Charles E. Wells Memory of Mary E. Wells. . . . . . Memory of Albert B. Wetzel 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 Memory of Jay Williams . Gift of Bradford M. Wilson Gift of William H. Wilson Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Winterberger . Gift of James E. Winterton, Sr . Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Wilkinson. . . . . . . Gift of William Willman . Memory of Annabell Wilner : Gift of Ray Wirtel Gift of A. Hartley Wilson Gift of J. G. Wilson Memory of Mrs. Winnie Wilson Memory of Mrs. Ardelle Wirth Gift of Kenneth Wischmeyer . . Memory of Julius R. Witte Bequest of Charles F. Wittenberg . Memory of Max Wittman Memory of Vernon Woods . Memory of Leroy Wulfmeier . Gift of Ernest J. Young . . Memory of Mrs. Carrie Young Memory of Mrs. Grace Yount Gift of Ernest Young Memory of Julius Zeigler . Memory of Mrs. Anthony Zimmer

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

. . . . . . . . . .

. . . . .

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 29.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 15.00 50.00 2.00 60.50 3.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 10.00 600.00 8.00 100.00 92.50 5.00 10.00 80.00 5.00 19.00 20.00 5.00 10.00 $129,109.85


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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY July 1, 1965 to June 30, 1966 GENERAL FUND

Income Grand Lodge Per Capita Tax Grand Chapter, O.E.S. Per Capita Tax

. .

$260,126.26 21,431.75 - - - - $ 281,558.01 10,047.86 128,499.64 145,323.07

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 Lillie Ann Benner Estate Income from Reserve Fund

1,004.15

.

.

.

. . . . .

. . . .

.

$1,061,181.77

GENERAL FUND-INCOME (Carried Forward)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . .. Medical Supplies Directors' Meetings . Social Security Taxes Education . . Children's Allowances Carfare Telephone Legal and Auditing . Printing, Postage and Stationery Inspection Fees and Taxes Hauli~g

Want Ads Newspapers Dues and Subscriptions

274,826.86 19.00 89,527.99 227,080.50 8,132.35 2,498.48 42,717.60 15,703.43 192.80 108,876.89

. .

.

.

. . . .

. $409,623.04 169,689.64 10,796.86 . 878.92 . 7,104.26 . 26,761.36 . 26,023.56 . 14,865.67 . 17,434.34 4,916.51 9,447.43 . 982.75 . 28.50 . 17,681.62 . 45,089.72 . 3,518.25 . 17,308.90 23,003.19 337.50 . 22.60 . 1,265.97 . 800.00 . 4,880.05 . 389.70 . 1,091.20 . 736.12 . 2,055.97 . 356.25 .


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Safe Deposi t Box Piano Tuning Miscellaneous Administrative Travel Expenses Credit Reports Burial Expenses Security . Masonic Home Convention Expense Grand Lodge Entertainment

. .

15.00 83.25 1,921.55 1,243.40 505.84 3,750.00 9,733.48 50.00 13.00

. . .

.

.

. . . .

.

.

.

$834,348.40

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES (Carried Forward)

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

Other Expenses ......... $

125.95 8,358.98 21,898.25

Excess of Income Over Expenditures AddBalance in General Fund, July 1, 1965 Transfer-Reserve Fund .

30,383.18

864,731.58 $196,450.19

$227,596.50 275,000.00

47,403.50 $149,046.69

Balance, June 30, 1966 Italic denotes red figure. BUILDING FUND

Income $16,647.59 705.20 - - - - $17,352.79

Bequests and Donations Interest on Bonds .....

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

$ 5,536.72 21.16 94.00 - - - - $ 5,651.88

Excess of Income Over Expense Add-Balance, July 1, 1965

$1l,700.91 29,695.37

Balance, June 30, 1966 ..

$41,396.28 SPECIAL FUND

Income Interest on Securities Gain on Sale of Land

$43,532.99 300.00 ---- $

43,832.99

$ 2,625.00 806.37 42,717.60

46,148.97

Expenses Loss on Sale of Securities Collection Fees on Agency Account Income Transferred to General Fund Excess of Expenses Over Income .....

. .

. .

$

2,315.98


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Add-Balance July 1, J965 ..

1,009,023.05

Balance, June 30, 1966

$1,006,707.07

I talic denotes red figure. RESERVE FUND

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

$

60,888.99 50,060.22 29,610.00 37,527.78 $ 178,086.99

Expenses Agency Collection Fees . Income Transferred to General Fund '"

$

3,367.85 108,876.89

$ 112,244.74 Add-Transfer to Reserve for Loss on Investments

88,123.41

Excess of Expenses Over Income Add-Balance, July 1, 1965 ..... Transfer from General Fund

200,368.15

$

22,281.16

$2,676,195.61 275,000.00 2,951,195.61

Balance, June 30, 1966

$2,928,914.45

.

Italic denotes red figure. ENDOWMENT FUND

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

$ 45,926.29

156,857.62

- - - - $ 202,783.91 Expenses Less--Transfer to Reserve for Loss on Investmen ts

45,926.29

Excess of Income Over Expenses Add-Balance, July 1, 1965

$ 156,857.62 4,518,927.93

Balance, June 30, 1966 .. ,

$4,67'5,785.55

CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND

Income Contributions

.

$

7,869.80

Expenses Entertainment and Gifts

7,694.29

.

Excess of Income Over Expenses Balance, July 1, 1965 Balance, June 30, 1966

. . .

$

175.51 5,413.30

$

5,588.81


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REPORT OF AUDITOR August 12, 1966 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, 1965 to June 30, 1966. 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, 1966. GENERAL FUND Assets Cash in Mercantile Trust Company $100,901.45 Cash in Mercantile-Commerce Trust Co.Payroll Account 6,231.77 Cash in Petty Cash Fund ......... 200.00 - - - - $107,333.22 31,895.20 Inventories-Provisions and Supplies . 5.00 Investments . Due from St. Louis Union Trust Co. Trustee-Gussie L. Grenner Estate . 8,398.62 Due from Tower Grove Bank & Trust Company, AgentEndowment Fund . 30,196.49 Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent-For Special 612.61 Fund............... . . 5,536.72 Due from Building Fund . Due from Endowment Fund . 602.41 16,529.38 Unexpired Insurance . 337.00 Inventory-Cemetery Lots . . - - - - $201,446.65 Liabilities Accounts Payable . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . $ 34,473.52 4,469.78 Accrued Withholding Taxes . 3,179.84 Accrued Social Security Taxes . 997.65 Suspense Account-Donations Not Allocated . 9,279.17 Florence E. Hearsum Fund . 52,399.96 $149,046.69

Balance in General Fund

BUILDING FUND Cash in Mercantile Trust Company Securitie~At Cost Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent

$

4,575.36 41,998.89 358.75

- - - - $ 46,933.00 Due to General Fund

.

5,536.72

Balance in Building Fund

.

$ 41,396.28


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Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent Securities

.

617.45 1,006,089.62

$

.

$1,006,707.07

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

$

430.73 3,016,607.13

Reserve for Loss on Investments

$3,017,037.86 88,123.41

Balance in Reserve Fund

$2,928,914.45

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

$

3,532.76 415,472.51 3,029,863.50 43,341.89 1,968,221.00 74.00

$5,460,505.66

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

$782,490.97 1,626.73 602.41 784,720.11

Balance in Endowment Fund

.

$4,675,785.55

CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND

Cash in Boatmen's National Bank

$

5,588.81

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 of June 30, 1966 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, 1965 are stated at values listed in the report for June 30, 1965. 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 .. .

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

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

St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. St. '. St. St. St. St. St. St.

Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis,

Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo. Mo.

THE GRAND MASTER: I am going to deviate just a bit from the established order of our proceedings. Here in the Grand Lodge I have a young man who will be 21, I believe, in less than 30 days. He has petitioned Meridian Lodge No.2 for membership. He is a very interesting young fellow; he belongs to the DeMolay. He is the Master Counselor for the Eastern Jurisdiction, John W. Siscel, III. I would like to call the Grand Lodge at ease for just a few moments so he may be brought in and introduced and say a few words to you. At this point there were remarks by John W. Siscel, III, Master Counselor for the Eastern Jurisdiction, Order of DeMolay. REMARKS BY M.W. BRO. LOUIS RICKETTS

M.W. Bro. Louis Ricketts, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska, spoke briefly to the brethren. REPORT OF GRAND LECTURER

R.W. Bro. Freelon K. Hadley, presented the Report of the Grand Lecturer, which was adopted, and is as follows:


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To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: I submit my 15th annual report as your Grand Lecturer. It has been my policy to start my official visits in the early part of September each year. This early start enables me to visit each district once and where it is deemed advisable to make return visits. Following this plan, I have been able to visit every district in the state each year. In addition to these visits I hold 26 regional meetings with my deputies. All of these meetings are open to any Master Mason and their attendance is always appreciated. Missouri has 65 reasons why our ritual is on the high plane it occupies at this time. I am referring to the District Deputy Grand Lecturers. These brethren work tirelessly, year in and year out, striving to keep the ritual uniform and increase the interest of the officers of the lodges. In addition to the lodges of instruction in the metropolitan areas, these deputies have held over 600 schools of instruction during the past year. Brethren, this is a monumental piece of work of which I am justly proud and one which I am sure is appreciated by this Grand Lodge. Even with all this work on the part of the District Deputy Grand Lecturers and their willingness to help any individual at any time, there is the continued use of the "code book" by some brethren. There is no just reason for anyone to use a code book when help is available for the asking and besides it is a masonic offense to use one. (Page 102, 1958 Book of Constitution and By-Laws.) In the past I have openly criticized "degree teams" and will continue to do so when they do not conform to our ritual. By the same standard, I want to compliment and encourage the "degree teams" that conform to our ritual and who by their efforts help improve the ritual and strengthen the position of the District Deputy Grand Lecturers. I quote from the report of R.W. Bro. William W. Forrester, District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 22nd District, Division B, and also a member of the Committee on Ritual. "On April 16, 1966, the Scottish Rite Bodies of Des Moines, Iowa held their annual meeting for the purpose of presenting the elective officers of lodges in their jurisdiction. The East Gate Travelers Club of East Gate Lodge No. 630 of Kansas City was invited to confer the third degree on a candidate of East G.ate Lodge No. 630 of Des Moines. This event was very successful with about 700 Masons present from some 100 lodges including 89 Masters of Iowa Lodges. The ritualistic performance of the Travelers Club Degree Team was outstanding and the quiet attention of the brethren was evidence of their interest. "M:W. Bro. D. L. Andrews, Grand Master of Masons in Iowa, in his remarks said: 'The Ritualistic work of the East Gate Travelers Club Team was not only outstanding for the near perfect ritual but also because it was performed with the dignity and solemnity which should always be present in all Masonic ritual.''' This degree team of the East Gate Travelers Club adheres strictly to our ritual and is to be congratulated on the fine work they are doing. They have the solid support of the District Deputy Grand Lecturers where they have appeared. It is a difficult task to get the officers of a lodge to realize the importance of conferring the degrees in a solemn, dignified and impressive manner. If we are to make Masons out of our candidates and expect them to continue to come to lodge after they have received their three degrees, we must impress them when we confer the degrees. Too many officers make their first attempt at conferring a degree without any practice. The impression made in such cases is often not too favorable. We realize everyone must make that first attempt, but it should be made in a practice session and not on a candidate. Noticeable improvement has been made the past. year in the reception of Grand Lodge Officers and Distinguished Visitors into the lodges. I am sure the reason (or the improvement is that the officers have given it a little thought beforehand. It ill hoped that this phase will continue to show progress. .


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1966

I had a request under Section 13.110 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws to confer the 'degrees on a man that was almost totally deaf. In 1963 I had a similar request and at that time, after consulting with the Committee on Ritual, the Deputy Grand Master and the Grand Master, the request was denied. Using that decision as a precedent and after consulting with the Grand Master the request this year was also denied. It was a shock when I learned that R.W. Bro. Leo D. Lindsey, District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 48th District, was fatally injured March 9, 1966, while working on his job as a heavy equipment operator. R.W. Bro. Lindsey was serving his fourth year as a lecturer having received his first appointment in 1962. He had the love and respect of those who knew him and will be sadly missed in his district. One of the outstanding meetings of the year was a special meeting of Acacia Lodge No. 602 held February 12. The purpose of the meeting was to confer the third degree on A. Basey Vanlandingham, Jr., the oldest son of our Grand Master. The chairs with the exception of the craftsmen were all filled by the officers of the Grand Lodge. To my knowledge this has never happened before in Missouri. Brethren from all sections of the state were in attendance which was a tribute to our Grand Master. Acacia Lodge was the perfect host and served a fine dinner after the meeting. I wish to thank the brethren over the state who have done so much to help make this year a success. To the District Deputy Grand Lecturers and the District Deputy Grand Masters, who are indispensable to this Grand Lodge, lowe a debt of gratitude. The Grand Lodge Officers are always a reserve source of strength for the Grand Lecturer and I appreciate their interest and counsel. To our Grand Master, M.W. Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham, who has done so many things for me these many years, I say "Thanks." Fraternally submitted, FREELON K. HADLEY. Grand Lecturer.

REPORT OF 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 Most WorshiPful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missomi: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Ritual submits the following report. The committee held two meetings during the year. It was proposed at the first meeting that the movements in the lectures in part one, part two and part three of Sub-Division TI of the Certificate Plan be made a part of the examination. After much discussion, the committee decided it would be better to get the opinion of as many interested brethren as possible before taking final action. The proposal was brought before the District Deputy Grand Lecturers and other brethren at our sectional meetings. It was also discussed during my visits to the various districts. The response was almost 100 per cent in favor of the proposal. The second meeting was then called to discuss and adopt rules and regulations necessary to put the proposal into effect. This was done and the movements are now included in the examination. These movements have been made a part of the examination for uniformity's sake and not to make it more difficult for anyone taking the examination. The words "Authorized Instructor" on the certificates will now mean something. There has been no requests for rulings on disputed points nor has there been any proposed changes in the ritual during the year.


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The names of the brethren who have received certificates under Sub-Division I and II during the year will be made a part of this report. Fraternally submitted, FREELON

L.

K. HADLEY, Chairman,

MARSHALL HOLLENBECK,

JOHN T. HEARD, 'VILLIAM W. FORRESTER, WILLIAM

V

MCCOLLUM,

MERLE GRAHAM. SUBDIVISION I-ORIGINALS

No. 4027 4028 4029 4030 4031 4032 4033 4034 4035 4036 4037 4038 4039 4040 4041 4042 4043 4044 4045 4046 4047 4048 4049 4050 4051 4052 4053 4054 4055 4056 4057 4058 4059 4060 4061 4062 4063 4064 4065 4066 4067 4068 4069 4070 4071 4072

Name Ralph D. Davenport Charles Harold Spegal Merle Wayne Croy Otto Jesse Gumm . Harry Michael Stuck Dalhart R. Foster James W. Meader Fred L. Vermillion Carr Leon Woods Ralph Calvin Newbill Don M. Viers Joseph Stephen Gardner Wayne E. Mathais Archie Lew Wells Robert Lewis Harbit Paul James Isham Robert William Wingo Harley Stine Huett . . . . . . . . . .. . George Lester Gregory Joseph Kaullen Moses W. Townley Jess Elton Wingo Raymond William Birdsong William McClellan Daugherty, Sf. Dominil L. Seeler Floyd L. Marshall . Robert Eugene Mason Howard F. Moser . . Stanley Earl Massey Robert Horace Stewart James Kennard/Schatz Francis Henry Segrist Thomas E. Simmons Charles James Noland Virden Leon Daugherty Leeman W. McDowell. . . Clifford Eugene Green Larry Wayne Rowe Raymond Stanford Klass Charles R. Savage Leo H. Pitts. . . .. . James Foster Meek John Lee Ritter John Ray Vaile Charles Henry Talbolt, Jr. William Wallace Hix

Lodge Orient Lodge No. 546 Vandalia Lodge No. 491 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 Grandview Lodge No. 618 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Independence Lodge No. 76 Lick Creek Lodge No. 302 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Grandview Lodge No. 618 Hebron Lodge No. 354 Sullivan Lodge No. 69 East Gate Lodge No. 630 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Grandview Lodge No. 618 Independence Lodge No. 76 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Missouri Lodge No.1 Chamois Lodge No. 185 Chamois Lodge No. 185 Independence Lodge No. 76 Solomon Lodge No. 271 Chaffee Lodge No. 615 Meridian Lodge No.2 Kirksville Lodge No. 105 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Competition Lodge No. 432 Cuba Lodge No. 312 Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Fidelity Lodge No. 339 Overland Lodge No. 623 Cass Lodge No. 147 Cass Lodge No. 147 St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Summit Lodge No. 263 Summit Lodge No. 263 Liberty Lodge No. 31 Shaveh Lodge No. 646 Hermitage Lodge No. 288 Northeast Lodge No. 643 Elvins Lodge No. 599 Carthage Lodge No. 197 Coldwater Lodge No. 485 Friendship Lodge No. 89


IIO 4073 4074 4075 4076 4077 4078 4079 4080 4081 4082 4083 4084 4085 4086 4087 4088 4089 4090 4091 4092 4093 4094 4095 4096 4097 4098 4099 4100 4101 4102 4103 4104 4105 4106 4107 4108 4109 41I0 4111 4112 41I3 4114 4115 41I6 4117 4118

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Dee Bailey Kirksville Lodge No. 105 William LeRoy Joy Raytown Lodge No. 391 Ronald Ray Wood . . Raytown Lodge No. 391 William Wilmer Martin Kirksville Lodge No. 105 Ralph E. Cortner . Summit Lodge No. 263 Ronald R. Stover McDonald Lodge No. 324 Cecil Bennett Davis Raytown Lodge No. 391 Everett Junior Hays Raytown Lodge No. 391 John L. Culler Salisbury Lodge No. 208 Everett Leonard Fisher, .Ir. Northeast Lodge No. 643 Robert L. Mason. . . . Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Roger Dale Hicks Richland Lodge No. 385 Robert Eugene Ray .. Raytown Lodge No. 391 J. Vernie Hicks. . . . Robert Burns Lodge No. 496 Richard Edward Robbins Robert Burns Lodge No. 496 Dale Albert Ludwig. . . . . Algabil Lodge No. 544 Harold Jack Durnell .. Washington Lodge No. 87 Clifford Elston Cooper. . Mansfield Lodge No. 543 Kenneth Howard Dennis Mansfield Lodge No. 543 Herbert Stanley Hestand Grandview Lodge No. 618 Wilford Eugene Colvin Berkeley Lodge No. 667 Guy Allen Turner, Jr. . . . Tuscan Lodge No. 360 Elmer Puettmann Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 James William Stephens New London Lodge No. 307 William Lee Allen Sheffield Lodge No. 625 Louie F. Corum Sheffield Lodge No. 625 William Earl Myers Sheffield Lodge No. 625 Myron Rex Barnett Vincil Lodge No. 62 Hugh Edward Shubert Grain Valley Lodge No. 644 Gordon Lee Gladden Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Jerry Lee Yohe Cass Lodge No. 147 Steven Earl Pauk . Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Walter Ervin Johnson .. DeSoto Lodge No. 119 Thomas G. Hille Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 Donald Lee Prall Buckner Lodge No. SOl J. Edward Blinn Webster Lodge No. 98 Bobby Lee Trivia Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Robert Lee Harder. . .. Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 Russell Roland Sites Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 Alton Bray . St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Larry L. Sykes Paulville Lodge No. 319 Walter Hubert Eveland Strafford Lodge No. 608 John Douglas Atkins Anchor Lodge No. 443 Norman I. Roth St. Louis Lodge No. 20 Edmund Roberts, Jr. . . . . Charity Lodge No. 331 David A. Townsend New Madrid Lodge No. 429 SUBDIVISION I-FIRST RENEWALS

Al716 AI717 AI718 AI719 A1720 A1721 AI722 AI723 AI724 A1725 AI726 A1727

Raymond Leo Mashek Phil Wood Hattendorf Donald Lee Malott Robert A. Corum Cletus Raymond Estes Paul William Myers Melvin S. Gordon .... Melvin Franklin Stephens Thomas Hamby, Jr. Merle Swingle . . . . Ivan B. Gann Marion Dale Summerford

... Advance Lodge No. 590 " Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 ... Compass Lodge No. 120 . Clay Lodge No. 207 . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Chaffee Lodge No. 615 . Gray Summit Lodge No. 173 .. Independence Lodge No. 76 . Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 . Modern Lodge No. 144 Samaritan Lodge No. 124 Waynesville Lodge No. 375

1966


1966

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

A1728 AI729 Al730 A173l A1732 A1733 A1734 A1735 A1736 Al737 A1738 A1739 A1740 A174l A1742 A1743 A1744 Al745 A1746 Al747 Al748 Al749 A1750 A175l Al752 A1753 A1754 A1755 A1756 A1757 A1758 Al759 Al760 AI761 Al762 AI763 AI764

Larry W. Fla nery .. Cass Lodge No. 147 Connely Oliver Jiairchild East Gate Lodge No. 630 Edward McReaken .. , Meridian Lodge No.2 Joe Glenn Spivy United Lodge No.5 Norman Curtice Lamb, Sf. Tuscan Lodge No. 360 Joseph Robert Smetana. . Granite Lodge No. 272 Howard L. Sullivan Ful ton Lodge No. 48 Ronald Farrel Moon Wentzville Lodge No. 46 Robert U. Tripp . Wentzville Lodge No. 46 Frank Louis Jurotich, S1'. . Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Charles A. Zytowski .. Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 Vandalia Lodge No. 491 George H. Strother Wilbur L. Hains . Miami Lodge No. 85 Richard Max Baucom . Carthage Lodge No. 197 Alvin Virgil McClain Lebanon Lodge No. 77 Robert Thomas Randel. . . . . . . . . . Lebanon Lodge No. 77 Frank Pierce Eaton . . Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Elmer W. Mueller Magnolia Lodge No. 626 Donald V. Benson , Fulton Lodge No. 48 Earl T. Sullivan Fulton Lodge No. 48 Charles Leland Dawson Aurora Lodge No. 267 Lecil Ulry . Lick Creek Lodge No. 302 William Max Johnson East Gate Lodge No. 630 Robert Eugene Bragg . '" Keystone Lodge No. 243 Frederick H. Neal Morley Lodge No. 184 James Tipton Holder, JI. Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Arthur Stanley Wehmeyer Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 August L. Bottom .. . Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142 Lawrence M. Lee Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142 William H. Chapman Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Carl R. Misplay .. . Algabil Lodge No. 544 George V. McDougall McDonald Lodge No. 324 Clarence Lee Alumbaugh Buckner Lodge No. 501 Norman E. Jones...... . Hermon Lodge No. 187 Robert Tierney Chappell . Sheffield Lodge No. 625 Albert Lee Ely Monroe Lodge No. 64 Robert Earl Miller Wellington Lodge No. 22

B-837 B-838 B-839 B-840 B-84l B-842 B-843 B-844 B-845 B-846 B-847 B-848 B-849 B-850 B-851 B-852 B-853 B-854 B-855 B-856 B-8S7

Paul Gale Bennett. . . . George J. Boesl Albert Bradstone Stolifer Albert Hugh Miller Gale Bernard Wickham Jewell Bernard Clark Arbera B. Van Sandt Clifton L. Haas Gordian J. Mathais Edward Solomon John H. Rich. . John Thomas Heard, Sr. Thomas C. Hurt ... Kenneth Frederick Wenk Basil Eugene Lewis Elbert H. Coleman. . . . . Carl Morton Holland William N. Nicks Orville M. Mash Nicholas John Scirocco Chester Irwin Burgess.. .

sUBDlvrSION I-SECOND RENEWALS

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Texas Lodge No. 177 Texas Lodge No. 177 Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Wentzville Lodge No. 46 Alpha Lodge No. 659 St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 California Lodge No. 183 .Orient Lodge No. 546 Sullivan Lodge No. 69 St. Louis Lodge No. 20 . Jefferson Lodge No. 43 .Theo. Roosevelt Lodge No. 661 . East Gate Lodge No. 630 Freedom Lodge No. 636 Cass Lodge No. 147 . .. Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Anchor Lodge No. 443 Shekinah Lodge No. 256 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 . Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Summit Lodge No. 263

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B-858 B-859 B-860 B-861 B-862 B-863 B-864 B-865 B-866 B-867 B-868 B-869 B-870 B-871 B-872 B-873 B-874 B-875 B-876 B-877 B-878 B-879 B-880 B-881 B-882 B-883

Donald Robert Curtit William C. Hughart Alfred H. Farwig William J. Keith Edgar L. Woodard, Sr. Denton Ray Snipes John Wilbur Larkins Clovis E. Burrell James Henry Bloom Joseph O. McKinstry Glen Gerald Ferguson Mer! M. Harryman. . . Dolpha T. Carroll John Edwin Bogue William K. Blue George K. Patterson Chaston L. Rudder Martin M. Ohlhausen Thomas J. Lehmann Laban Oliver Stahl Wilfrid A. Hedrick Dale E. Heath Robert G. Powell Ernest C. Richardson Joseph B. Peyton Floyd Roscoe Smith

C-410 C-411 C-412 C-413 C-414 C-415 C-416 C-417 C-418 C-419 C-420 C-421 C-422 C-423 C-424 C-425 C路426 C-427 C-428 C-429 C-430 C-431 C-432 C-433 C-434 C-435 C-436 C-437 C-438 C-439 C-440 C-441

Kenneth R. Baker Hadley T. White James C. Jones Christopher C. McLemore, III Franklin Dow Whiting Thurlow E. Herrick F. Powell Rodecker Alonzo R. Mottesheard .. ... Charles E. Divine Alva Charles Cuneio Lawrence Earl Pope Morris S. Sheeks Charles S. White, Jr. . Everett L. Mayberry Alfred W. Griffith Frank W. Hazelrigg Floyd E. Eberhart Jewel William Pike Clarence Owen Shepherd Richard A. Fernald James Wilson Brewer Roy E. Robinson . Elmer Thomas Rolls William B. Corwin, Jr. Charles E. Foster, Jr. Joseph Adolph Gerard Howard Melville Eaton, Sr. Robert Edward Finch Edward Paul Hutson . . . . . . . Woodrow Wilson Admire Harold Kenneth Campbell George Edward Grubb . . . . . . . ..

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1966

Union Lodge No. 593 Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Union Lodge No. 593 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 East Prairie Lodge No. 384 New Hampton Lodge No. 510 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 522 King Hill Lodge No. 376 Twilight Lodge No. 114 .. Joplin Lodge No. 335 . Alpha Lodge No. 659 Richland Lodge No. 385 New London Lodge No. 307 Bloomfield Lodge No. 153 Morley Lodge No. 184 . Bloomfield Lodge No. 153 Weston Lodge No. 53 Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 Saxton Lodge No. 508 . Lodge of Light No. 257 Palestine Lodge No. 241 Monroe Lodge No. 64

SUBDIVISION I-THIRD RENEWALS

Ionic Lodge No. 154 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Union Lodge No. 593 Washington Lodge No. 87 Galena Lodge No. 515 Northeast Lodge No. 358 Savannah Lodge No. 71 Branson Lodge No. 587 Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Hornersville Lodge No. 215 Triangle Lodge No. 638 Clarence Lodge No. 662 Independence Lodge No. 76 Fulton Lodge No. 48 Fulton Lodge No. 48 Prairie Lodge No. 556 King Hill Lodge No. 376 King Hill Lodge No. 376 Westport Lodge No. 340 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Gate City Lodge No. 522 Buckner Lodge No. 501 King Hill Lodge No. 376 Charity Lodge No. 331 Rolla Lodge No. 213 . Magnolia Lodge No. 626 Brookfield Lodge No. 86 Shaveh Lodge No. 646 Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305 Hazelwood Lodge No. 459 . Hunnewell Lodge No. 415


1966

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

C-442 C-443 C-444

Bert Walter Boyer Daniel Lee Hite Roswell T. Hampton

Saxton Lodge No. 508 Horissant Lodge No. 668 Fenton Lodge No. 281

D-184 D-185 D-186 D-187 D-188 D-189 D-190 D-191 D-192 D-193 D-194 D-195 D-196 D-197 D-198 D-199 D-200 D-201 D-202 D-203 D-204 D·205 D-206 D-207 D-208 D·209 D-21O

Len Lomax Cradit Adelbert E. Blackwood. . . . Olen Paul Erwin Leo Donald Lindsey A. Duane Eiserman Elmer W. Pickles . Hugh William Harrison Howard Thomas Smith Tom Brown Prettyman Arthur R. Cullor Charles C. Neeley John Thomas Steele Ezra M. Blevins Howard Cline Joe Hohn Shipman Euless Jasper Cook. . . . . . . . . . . Crawford Dudley Thurman R. Nelson Ivan Ray Sumpter Andrew T. Dorsey. . . . . . . . . . Alva U. Kenner Farron Atkins John S. Stillwell. . . . . . Ernest R. Wilson Harry W. Warrings James Woodrow Dougan Walter Lee Shelton

E- 95 E- 96 E- 97 E- 98 E- 99 E·IOO E-101 E-102 E·103 E-104 E·I05 E-I06 E-107 E-I08 E-109 E-lIO

Glenn V. Bulla Jewel Walter Pike Turner A. Barnhart Steele Anderson Roy Alfred Rusk Weaver F. Conlin George Isham Downing John B. Prosser Niels Anton Nisson Gayle S. Oller. . Fred B. Manes O. Rex Orr Harold O. Grauel Eldie A. Clinton George W. Terrill Stanford Marion Burge

SURDIVISION I-FOURTH RENEWALS

Clay Lodge No. 207 . .Ingomar Lodge No. 536 . Carthage Lodge No. 197 . Ionic Lodge No. 154 Branson Lodge No. 587 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Rolla Lodge No. 213 Centralia Lodge No. 59 Cass Lodge No. 147 Unionville Lodge No. 210 Caruthersville Lodge No. 461 Independence Lodge No. 76 Union Lodge No. 593 .. Chaffee Lodge No. 615 Caruthersville Lodge No. 461 . Mt. Zion Lodge No. 327 Meramec Lodge No. 313 Caruthersville Lodge No. 461 King Hill Lodge No. 376 Twilight Lodge No. Il4 Branson Lodge No. 587 Laclede Lodge No. 83 . Putnam Lodge No. 190 Anchor Lodge No. 443 West Gate Lodge No. 445 Rosendale Lodge No. 404 Friend Lodge No. 352

SUBDIVISION I-FIFTH RENEWALS

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Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 King Hill Lodge No. 376 Acacia Lodge No. 602 Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Carthage Lodge No. 197 Missouri Lodge No. I Wakanda Lodge No. 52 Charleston Lodge No. 407 . Westport Lodge No. 340 Hebron Lodge No. 354 Richland Lodge No. 385 Vincil Lodge No. 62 St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Gallatin Lodge No. 106 Lincoln Lodge No. 138

SUBDIVISION I-SIXTH RENEWALS

F-36 F-37 F-38 F-39 F·40 F-41 F-42

Charles Goodman Lawson M. Branham Othal D. McFarland Willard M. Van Horn Avery Wilson Griffey Gazawell H. Cline L. Marshall Hollenbeck

Polar Star Lodge No. 79 . East Gate Lodge No. 630 Ionic Lodge No. 154 Versailles Lodge No. 320 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Sikeston Lodge No. 310

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F-43 F-44 F-45 F-46 F-47

Ralph B. Trussell Francis Adelbert Ely Alfred Dunlap William NaIl Frederick Adolph UeIigger

G- 9 G-IO G-ll G-12 G-13 G-14 G-15

Cecil Warren Kirby Ernest T. Scofield Charlie Smith Hicks Alonzo A. Harrison Alfred A. Mitchell Everett W. Torreyson Richard Harry Kerr

1966

Bogard Lodge No. 101 Monroe Lodge No. 64 Western Star Lodge No. 15 United Lodge No.5 Lincoln Lodge No. 138

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SUBDIVISION I-SEVENTH RENEWALS

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Northeast Lodge No. 643 ...... Adair Lodge No. 366 · Monroe Lodge No. 64 ........ Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Hebron Lodge No. 354 .......... Hebron Lodge No. 354 .......... Rolla Lodge No. 213

SUBDIVISION 2-0RIGINALS PART I

49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66

· Kennett Lodge No. 68 Glen D. Patton ............ Florissant Lodge No. 668 Fred W. Lanigan · Versailles Lodge No. 320 Charles Hiles Hall Russell M. Arthur · Overland Lodge No. 623 · Raytown Lodge No. 391 Dwight L. Pickinpaugh Oliver Croquart . · Overland Lodge No. 623 · Meridian Lodge No.2 Dominil L. Seeler Earl C. Daughetee Joachim Lodge No. 164 · Algabil Lodge No. 544 Dale Albert Ludwig George Dana Kinsman ... Theo. Roosevelt Lodge No. 661 Edward Arthur Hays .. Belton Lodge No. 450 R. Franklin Avery · Berkeley Lodge No. 667 Harold Louis Helsher · ... Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Cyril Eugene Meredith · Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Ralph William DeVaul ......... Northeast Lodge No. 643 Charles R. Savage · ... Shaveh Lodge No. 646 Robert Eugene ..... Alpha Lodge No. 659 Agency Lodge No. 10 Robert Vaughn Matthews · SUBDIVISION 2-FIRST RENEWALS PART

I

......... Magnolia Lodge No. 626 A-39 Elmer W. Mueller .. A-40 Rama Eugene Love · ... Wellston Lodge No. 613 A-41 Carl Morton Holland · Anchor Lodge No. 443 A-42 George Merrymon · Tuscan Lodge No. 360 A-43 Charles Leland Dawson · Aurora Lodge No. 267 A-44 James Wilson Brewer · Alpha Lodge No. 659 A-45 Malcolm E. McArthur · Maplewood Lodge No. 566 A-46 Eugene E. McFarland .......... Hermon Lodge No. 187 ..... Raytown Lodge No. 391 A-47 Feliz A. Haler ... . Fenton Lodge No. 281 A-48 Roswell T. Hampton .. Brentwood Lodge No. 616 A-49 Dr. Louis F. Howe · East Gate Lodge No. 630 A-50 Thomas C. Hunt SUBDIVISION 2-SECOND RENEWALS PART

B-27 William C. Gruber .... B-28 James D. Shepard B-29 Daniel Lee Hite B-30 James R. Chalfant B-31 John Thomas Heard, Sr. .... B-32 Richard L. Kieffer. . . . . . . . . B-33 Wilburn Scott Christie. . . . .

I

. ..Joachim Lodge No. 164 Union Lodge No. 593 Florissant Lodge No. 668 . Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 .Theo. Roosevelt Lodge No. 661 . . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 . . New Hampton Lodge No. 510


1966 B-34 B-35 B-36

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ·

Ernest Clyde Richardson Roy Edward Robinson Wilfrid A. Hedrick

Lodge of Light No. 257 Gate City Lodge No. 522 Maplewood Lodge No. 566

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SUBDIVISION 2-THIRD RENEWALS PART 1

C-36 C-37 C-38 C-39 C-40 C-41 C-42

Chesley E. McAfee Howard Cline Thurlow E. Herrick Alfred W. Kuenzle Woodrow Wilson Admire Ralph B. Trussell Leonard V. Bowers ..

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Bosworth Lodge No. 597 Chaffee Lodge No. 615 Northwest Lodge No. 358 Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305 Bogard Lodge No. 101 .. United Lodge No.5

SUBDIVISION 2-FOURTH RENEWALS PART I

· Missouri Lodge No. I D-IS Weaver F. Conlin · Westport Lodge No. 340 D-16 Niels Anton Nissen Wakanda Lodge No. 52 D-17 George I. Downing · .......... West Gate Lodge No. 445 D-18 Harry W. Warrings ... D-19 VOID · King Hill Lodge No. 376 D-20 Jewel Walter Pike ... · Anchor Lodge No. 443 D-21 Ernest Byron McCormick SUBDIVISION 2-F1FTH RENEWALS PART I

E-11 E-12 E-13 E-14 E-15 E-16

Lloyd C. Kennon Charles B. Whitchurch Robert Elton Michael Russell J. Rowe Manley Charles Vanzant Avery Wilson Griffey

........... Granite Lodge No. 2i2 .......... Western Star Lodge No. 15 · .. Joachim Lodge No. 164 · .. Perseverance Lodge No. 92 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 · · Maplewood Lodge No. 566

SUBDIVISION 2--SIXTH RENEWALS PART I

F-I F-2

Freelon K. Hadley Bruce H. Hunt ..

........... St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 · .. , Adair Lodge No. 366 SUBDIVISION 2-0RIGINALS PART 2

61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72

Frank P. Lesinski, Sr. Glen D. Patton Nikola M. Jakovac . , Charles R. Savage Dwight L. Pickinpaugh Floyd L. Marshall .. Phil Wood Hattendorf R. Franklin Avery George Dana Kinsman Dominik L. Seeler Edward A. Hays ... Harold Fulton Cooper

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Euclid Lodge No. 505 Kennett Lodge No. 68 Trinity Lodge No. 641 · Shaveh Lodge No. 646 · Raytown Lodge No. 391 · Kirksville Lodge No. 105 · Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 · Berkeley Lodge No. 667 · Theo. Roosevelt Lodge No. 661 ............. Meridian Lodge No.2 . ... Belton Lodge No. 450 ......... Maplewood Lodge No. 566 ·

SUBDIVISION 2-FIRST RENEWALS PART 2

A-33 A-34 A-35 A-36 A-37

Roy Edward Robinson Gate City Lodge No. 522 T. Lynn Dawson .. Aurora Lodge No. 2671 Daniel Lee Hite · Florissant Lodge No. 668 Carl Morton Holland · , . Anchor Lodge No. 443 Richard George Keeling · ... ,' .... , .. Berkeley Lodge No. 667

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A-38 A-39 A-40

Earl F. Bowman Malcolm E. McArthur Orlen O. Hungerford Maurice Mayberry Wilfrid A. Hedrick

A-41 A-42

1966

Gate City Lodge No. 522 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Anchor Lodge No. 443 Anchor Lodge No. 443 Maplewood Lodge No. 566

SUBDIVISION 2-SECOND RENEWALS PART 2

B-39 Thomas J. Lehmann B-40 Robert W. Caldwell B-4l Harold G. McQuitty B-42 Richard L. Kieffer B-43 Wilburn Scott Christie B-44 Ernest Clyde Richardson B-45 William l'ranklin Jackson B-46 Ernest R. Wilson B-47 Tony Case B-48 James R. Chalfant

Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Cache Lodge No. 416 Howard Lodge No.4 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 New Hampton Lodge No. 510 Lodge of Light No. 257 Shaveh Lodge No. 646 Anchor Lodgc No. 443 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422

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SUBDIVISION 2-THIRD RENEWALS PART 2

C-28 Chesley E. McAfee C-29 Howard Cline C-30 Thurlow E. Herrick C-31 Paul E. Powell C-32 Leonard Virgil Bowcrs C-33 Arthur Richard Cullcr C-34 Alfred W. Kuenzle C-35 Ralph B. Trussell C-36 William V McCollum C-37 VOID C-38 Morris S. Sheeks

Bosworth Lodge No. 597 Chaffee Lodge No. 615 Northwest Lodge No. 358 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 United Lodge No.5 Unionville Lodge No. 210 Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 Bogard Lodge No. 101 Solomon Lodge No. 271 Triangle Lodge No. 638

SUBDIVISION 2-FOURTH RENEWALS PART 2

0-14 0-15 D-16 D-17 0-18 0-19 D-20 0-21

L. Marshall Hollen beck Weaver F. Conlin Niels Anton Nissen George I. Downing Harry W. Warrings VOID Jewel Walter Pike Everett W. Torreyson

Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Missouri Lodge No. I Westport Lodge No. 340 Wakanda Lodge No. 52 West Gate Lodge No. 415 King Hill Lodge No. 376 Hebron Lodge No. 354

SUBDIVISION 2-I'IFTH RENEWALS PART 2

E-ll E-12 E-13 E-14 E-15

Robert E. Michael Charles B. Whitchurch Russell J. Rowe. . . . Manley Charles Vanzant. . . Avery W. Griffey

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Joachim Lodge No. 164 Western Star Lodge No. 15 Perseverance Lodge No. 92 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Maplewood Lodge No. 566

SUBDIVISION 2-SIXTH RENEWALS PART 2

F-l F-2

Freelon K. Hadley ................... St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Bruce H. Hunt .. . Adair Lodge No. 366 SUBDIVISION 2-0RIGINALS PART 3

53 54

Russell Morfit Arthur Thomas Clayborn Hurt

. Overland Lodge No. 623 ..... East Gate Lodge No. 630


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55 Earl C. Daughetee 56 William Eugene Mohart 57 William P. DeBolt. . . . . . 58 William R. Gum, Jr. 59 Charles Edward Scheurich 60 Arthur Stanley Wehmeyer 61 Harold Fulton Cooper 62 Dwight L. Pickinpaugh

Joachim Lodge No. 164 Raytown Lodge No. 391 America Lodge No. 347 . .. Cache Lodge No. 416 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Raytown Lodge No. 391

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SUBDIVISION 2-FIRST RENEWALS PART 3

A-37 A-38 A-39 A-40 A-41 A-42 A-43 A-44 A-45 A-46

Phil Wood Hattendorg . . . . Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 William Ernest Fielder Solomon Lodge No. 271 Carroll R. Moorman Easter Lodge No. 575 Carl Morton Holland .. . Anchor Lodge No. 443 Walter C. Niehaus Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Earl F. Bowman. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Gate City Lodge No. 522 Kenneth P. Johnson . Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Alfred L. Gates. . . . California Lodge No. 183 Steven Dawson Lundy . New Hampton Lodge No. 510 Orville M. Mash. . . . . . . . . .. . Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 SUBDIVISION 2-SECOND RENEWALS PART 3

B-24 B-25 B-26 B-27 B-28 B-29 B-30 B-31 B-32

William C. Gruber James R. Chalfant Thomas Joseph Lehmann Malcolm E. McArthur Wilburn Scott Christie Ernest Clyde Richardson Roy Edward Robinson Edward Paul Hutson .. John Thomas Heard, Sr.

....... Joachim Lodge No. 164 · Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 522 · Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 · Maplewood Lodge No. 566 · New Hampton Lodge No. 510 · Lodge of Light No. 257 · Gate City Lodge No. 522 ... Shaveh Lodge No. 646 · ... Theo. Roosevelt Lodge No. 661

SUBDIVISION 2-THIRD RENEWALS PART 3

C-32 C-33 C-34 C-35

William V McCollum .............. Solomon Lodge No. 271 Howard Cline · ... Chaffee Lodge No. 615 Thurlow E. Herrick .. . Northwest Lodge No. 358 Alfred W. Kuenzle .......... Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 SUBDIVISION 2-FOURTH RENEWALS PART 3

D-15 Weaver F. Conlin ............... Missouri Lodge No. I D-16 Niels Anton Nissen ........ Westport Lodge No. 340 D-17 John E. Adams .. . Ferguson Lodge No. 542 D-18 Harry W. Warrings ........ West Gate Lodge No. 445 D-19 VOID D-20 Ernest B. McCormick ............ Anchor Lodge No. 443 ...... King Hill Lodge No. 376 D-21 Jewel Walter Pike D-22 Everett W. Torreyson ............... Hebron Lodge No. 354 SUBDIVISION 2-FIFTH RENEWALS PART 3

E-11 E-12 E-13 E-14 E-15

Charles B. Whitchurch Robert Elton Michael Russell J. Rowe. . . . . .. . Manley Charles Vanzant Avery Wilson Griffey

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Western Star Lodge No. 15 Joachim Lodge No. 164 Perseverance Lodge No. 92 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Maplewood Lodge No. 566

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE SUBDiVISION 2-SIXTlI RENEWALS PART 3

F-I F-2

Freelon K. Hadley Bruce H. Hunt

St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Adair Lodge No. 366

REMARKS BY A. BASEY VANlANDINGHAM, JR.

At this point A. Basey Vanlandingham, Jr., son of the M.W. Grand Master, made a few brief remarks. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE

M.W. Bro. Bruce H. Hunt presented the Report of the Committee on Fraternal Correspondence and moved that it be received and printed in the Proceedings. Motion seconded and carried. REMARKS OF M.W. BRO. WILLIAM W. BRUBAKER

M.W. Bro. William A. Brubaker, Grand Master of Iowa, briefly addressed the brethren. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES

R.W. Bro. .J. Clyde Butler, chainnan, presented the Report of the Committee on Chartered Lodges, and moved that it be received. Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows: To the Most WorshiPful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: After due consideration of the returns of Chartered Lodges, your Committee makes the following report. STATISTICAL-JULY 1, 1965

TO

JUNE 30, 1966

Number of Chartered Lodges, June 30, 1965 . . Lodges V.D. .............. Number of Lodges Surrendered Charter Number of Lodges Consolidated with others Tutal June 30, 1966 Membership, June 30, 1965 Plus Adjustment by Audit

590

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118,486 29

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118,515

Total Membership June 30, 1965 Total Number July 1, 1965 to June 30, 1966 Affiliated . Raised....... . '" Reinstated .

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686 2,393 1,273 4,352

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

2,082 2,841 715 3 8

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1966

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Net Loss, June 30, 1966

119 1,297

Net Membership, June 30, 1966

117,218 COMMENTS

We are sorry to note that we have a net loss in membership in the past year of 1,297. A total loss in membership in the last ten years amounts to 6,527. A great part of this loss is due to suspensions for nonpayment of dues. Last year alone 2,082 were suspended and only 1,273 reinstated. The number of deaths exceeded the number raised by 448. Again, we urge the Worshipful Master of each lodge to ask the secretary and some well-known members of the lodge to write a friendly letter or make a personal call, and explain to the delinquent member the many reasons why he should maintain his membership. We feel this evidence of good fellowship will have a beneficial effect. If each of the 590 Lodges had reinstated two more delinquent members we would have had a very small loss. CO~CLUSION

Freemasonry again faces the challenge of an uncertain future. This has happened many times down through the years and will happen again. It behooves all lodges to hold fast to the ancient landmarks of the order-observe the ideals of service and brotherly love. Let the young men know by your words and deeds that the Masonic Lodge makes a wonderful cornerstone on which to build his career of service to his fellowman. Respectfully submitted, J. CLYDE BUTLER, Chairman. BALLOTS CAST FOR MASONIC HOME BOARD

R.W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner, Grand Secretary, at this point cast the ballots for Roy Sander and Lloyd C. Seaman for a four-year term, and Eugene Northern for unexpired three-year term who were elected by acclamation. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES

R.W. Bro. Herbert C. Hoffman, Chairman, presented the Report of Committee on Appeals and Grievances and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Missow'i A.F. & A.M.: Petitions to the Grand Lodge for Reinstatement to Good Standing, have been presented in due form and in compliance with the Grand Lodge By-Laws from the following: Gene Edward Adams, who was initiated in Portageville Lodge No. 166 on January 4, 1948, passed on May 20, 1948 and raised to the degree of Master Mason on July 18, 1949, was suspended on June I, 1962 for non-payment of dues. Leeds (K.) Butler was initiated on April 18, 1946 passed on June 27, 1946, and raised to the degree of Master Mason in Raytown Lodge No. 391, then dimitted on June 17, 1948 and affiliated with Portageville Lodge No. 166. The Charter of Portageville Lodge was surrendered on March 5, 1964. James W. Julian was initiated on February 5, 1953, passed on March 15, 1953, and raised to the degree of Master Mason 011 April 16, 1953 in Portageville Lodge No. 166. He was suspended on June 1, 1958 and reinstated on July 3, 1958, and again suspended by Portageville Lodge on June 1, 1962, and reinstated on July 18, 1962. The Charter of Portageville Lodge was surrendered on March 5, 1964. Vivian M. Musgrove was initiated on June 23, 1921, passed on August 18, 1921, and raised to the degree of Master Mason on October 13, 1921, all in Chula Lodge No. 388. The Charter of this Lodge was arrested on March 28, 1949.


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Ivan Ted Randall was initiated on September 2, 1948, passed on December 16, 1948, and raised to the degree of Master Mason on January 20, 1949 in Portageville Lodge No. 166. He was suspended on June 1, 1958, and reinstated on July 3, 1958. He was suspended on June I, 1962. The Charter of Portageville Lodge No. 166 was surrendered on March 5, 1964. James B. Wimberley was initiated on February 11, 1944, passed on March 31, 1944, and raised to the degree of Master Mason on April 21, 1944 in Paul Revere Lodge No. 538, in the state of Michigan. He dimitted on November 2, 1945 and affiliated on January 10, 1946 with Steele Lodge No. 634, and on July 14, 1949 he again dimitted from the last named Lodge to affiliate with Portageville Lodge No. 166 on May 19, 1949. He was suspended on June 21, 1951. The Charter of Portageville Lodge was surrendered on March 5, 1964. Each of the petitioners have satisfied their indebtedness to the Lodge for the non-payment of dues. 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 7.240 of the By-Laws. Respectfully submitted, HERBERT C. HOFFMAN, Chairman, ROBERT W. HALL, HARRY H. BALSIGER, LLOYD A. CLEAVELAND, J. EDWARD BLINN. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIEF AND CHARITY

R.W. Bro. Harry C. Ploetze presented the Report of the Committee on Relief and Charity, and moved that it be received. Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your 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 has 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 have been continued. Our reports show that there were eight cases continued from last year, that four new cases were considered, that seven cases were closed during the year, and that five cases are being continued into 1966-1967. Your Committee wishes at this time to again thank R.W. Bro. Carl Stein, the Assistant Superintendent of the Masonic Home, for serving as our Secretary. He has kept a neat and accurate set of records of the activities of the Committee, and has promptly distributed the checks each month to those Lodges whose applications for relief for their needy members had been approved by the Committee. Appended to this report is a report of the Auditors who have examined the financial records of the Committee. Their report includes the balance on hand at the beginning of the Grand Lodge year, the amount received from the Grand Lodge, the amounts disbursed, and the amount on hand at the close of the fiscal year. Their report also lists the Lodges who have been assisted and the amount each has received. RespectfUlly submitted, WILLIAM R. DENSLOW, HARRY C. PLOETZE, C. LEONARD GASPER, Chainnan.


1966

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Mr. C. Leonard Gasper, Chairman, Relief and Charity Committee, Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri, St. 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 I, 1965 to June 30, 1966 and submit the following summary of cash receipts and disbursements for that period: Balance in Bank, July I, 1965 Receipts From Grand Lodge

$1,578.14

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2,000.00 $3,578.14

Disbursemen ts Checks Issued for Relief ...

2,407.00

Balance in Bank, June 30, 1966

$1,171.14

Following is a summary of the disbursements for relief:

Lodge Number 225 425 180 260 180 226 360 212 416 98 281 132

Lodge Salem Greenridge Pyramid Mechanicsville Pyramid Saline Tuscan Four Mile Cache Webster Fenton Farmington

For Relief of Mrs. J. N. Houston Mrs. R. E. Floyd Mrs. Pauline Ellis Laverne D. Reeds . Mrs. Louise Shekelton Francis A. Hughes Mrs. Emma R. Davidson George F. Steele Fred Becker Sheldon R. Rathbun Mrs. Mary J. Sieberg H. Guy LytIIe ..

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Amount . $ 120.00 150.00 . . 150.00 50.00 . 150.00 600.00 417.00 140.00 150.00 280.00 100.00 100.00 $2,407.00

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 ~irst National Bank in St. Louis, with the balance as shown by the Secretary- Tr~asur,er's records. Respectfully submitted, HARVEY & WAGENER, Certified Public Accountants. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY

M.W. Bro. Frank P. Briggs, chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Necrology, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried and the report is as follows: To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: Death, the eternal rest which awaits all of us, we know not just how soon, entered our official ranks with impetuous fervor this past year, taking from our fellowship three distinguished and beloved Past Grand Masters, nine District Deputies and 2,841 of our brethren, with whom we lived, worked and fraternized over the years.


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We are told that in the dim future, we should not seek to peep, trying to fathom things obscure and deep. Youth often laughs at death but old men weep. Wise men know death to be an endless sleep-an endless sleep-few can better describe death .... Endless rest for the body, eternal enfranchisement for the soul.

o life, 0 death, what endless words are these Whose very sounds my mortal powers amaze! I hear the winds among the sighing trees But what it is, eludes my keenest gaze. Across the clouds, I watch the lightning Hy, I see the trees that it has riven wideBut past my ken its wondrous secrets lie, And to its home, no mortal man can guide. Mysterious things are lightning, wind and breath, Which come and go, we know not whence or where, But more mysterious far are life and death Which rule alike the earth, the sea, the air. There was no awareness of death to these our brethren-they have gone on to their restful sleep, it is we, their fellow labours, who taste the pangs of bereavement. We miss them keenly, but we know that theirs is a better state and we would not be selfish enough to seek their return. M.W. Bro. Harry F. Sunderland) Past Grand Master (1949), preceded his two fellow Past Grand Masters in death, passing on on January 31, 1966; M.W. Bro. Harold L. Reader, Past Grand Master (1938) and Past Grand Secretary followed in death on February 9, 1966; and M.W. Bro. Henry C. Chiles, Past Grand Master (1938) laid down his working tools on March I, 1966. M.W. Brother Sunderland served this Grand Lodge as Grand Master in 1948-49. Born at Sterling, Nebraska, May 7, 1897, he was the son of Walter Scott Sunderland and Eva Lee Frye. He attended public school at Lincoln, Nebraska, and also Lincoln Business College. As a young man he came to Kansas City, Missouri, and in February 1924 he married Eula Mae Alexander, a native-born Missourian. They had no children. M.W. Brother Sunderland was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in Rural Lodge No. 316, A.F. & A.M., May 20, 1922, and served as Worshipful Master of that lodge in 1931. He was Exalted in East Gatc Chapter No. 316, Royal Arch Masons on May 6, 1943 and Greeted in Westport Council No. 38, Royal & Select Masters, November 10, 1943. He was a very active Mason, both in and out of State, and served as President of the Master and Wardens Association for the 22nd District in 1931. He had a very friendly disposition, always ready and willing to help in any undertaking. He was well-liked and highly respected by his brethren over all the State. When M.W. Bro. Karl M. Vetsburg was elected Grand Master he appointed Brother Sunderland to the post of Grand Pursuivant, and in the course of time he was advanced regularly to Grand Master. He served the Grand Lodge with zeal and integrity, and retired with the respect and admiration of the members of the Craft. After retiring as Grand Master, he kept up his activity locally, and while vacationing in Southern Texas he was seized with a heart attack, which proved fatal January 31, 1966, and he was laid to his Eternal Rest on February 4, 1966. M.W. Bro. Harold Locke Reader) Grand Master of Masons in Missouri in 19371938, passed away at St. Petersburg, Florida, l'cbruary 9, 1966, after an illness of several months. Dr. Reader, who served the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Missouri as its Grand High Priest in 1932-1933, was active in Masonic, Church and Civic affairs. His term of office as Grand Secretary, 1944 until his voluntary retirement in May


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1960, was one of service and activity. He edited The Freemason from its inception in 1954 until the time of his retirement. Born at Marblehead~ Massachusetts, May 6, 1885, and a descendant of the Locke family, his family moved to East St. Louis, Illinois, where he completed his grade and high school education, then entered Washington University, St. Louis, transferring to Shurtleff College, Illinois, where he received the degree Ph.B. Dr. Reader was an ordained minister in the Baptist Church and at the age of 27 became pastor of the \Vebster Groves Baptist Church, serving that church for more than 25 years. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Shurtleff College in 1928, of which he also served as a Trustee. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Washington University. During World War I, Dr. Reader was given a leave of absence from Webster Groves Baptist Church, and entered the military service as Chaplain of the Fifth Missouri Infantry, the famous Joffre Regiment. He was also commended for his army activities and was active in many veterans and Masonic organizations on his return to this country. He became a Mason in Wellston Lodge No. 613, A.F. & A.M., during the time that this lodge was working Under Dispensation from the Grand Lodge. He was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason February 23, 1911, and went regularly through the chairs, reaching the station of Senior Warden in 1917, when he entered military service. He returned to his lodge and was Worshipful Master in 1920. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1920, and was appointed in the Grand Lodge line in 1926 as Grand Pursuivant. He served as Grand Orator in 1924. His ability as an orator, his repartee, wit and forceful personality, and his knowledge of the Fraternity, made him a welcome guest wherever he went. M.W. Bro. Henry Clay Chiles, Grand Master of Masons in Missouri in 1938-1939, and Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Missouri, died on March I, 1966, and was buried with Masonic services, at Lexington, on March 4, 1966. Born at Lexington on February 26, 1886, he received his early education in the schools of that city, attended William Jewell College, where he received the degrees of A.B. and A.M., then was graduated from Harvard Law School with the degree LL.B. A practicing attorney, he was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and was a member of the Missouri and American Bar Associations. His greatest activity, however, was in the military service. At the opening of World War II, he served in the Judge Advocate General's Department, being stationed at Headquarters, 7th Service Command, Omaha, as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate and legal assistance officer. After the War, he became a civilian employee (attorney) with the War Department, going to Germany and France, taking part in the \Var Criminals Trials at Nurnberg, and elsewhere. He did much research and writing on Masonic topics, and his. study of the Old Masonic College at Lexington, its background, history and activities, was one of the outstanding contributions made in that sphere of Masonic action. He was a member of Lexington Lodge No. 140, A.F. & A.M., of which he was a Past Master. Other Masonic affiliations included Lexington Chapter No. 10, R.A.M., Past High Priest;Shekinah Council No. 24, R. & S.M., at Kansas City; DeMolay Commandery No.3, K.T.; Scottish Rite, Kansas City, an Honorary 33° member; Ararat Shrine, Past Patron, Lexington Chapter No. 248, O.E.S., as well as a host of other affiliated Masonic groups. M.W. Brother Chiles was active with M.W. Bro. John Pickard in the activities of the Missouri Council of Research, which prior to the chartering of the Missouri Lodge of Research, was one of the ties between Masonic study and the many Masons who were interested in such activity.

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Two District Deputies, R.W. Bro. Burl Rickman, of Aurora, District Deputy Grand Master, and R.W. Bro. Leo D. Lindsey, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, of Bonne Terre, were called from their labors in their districts this year. Seven other Past District Deputies were also taken by death from the brotherhood of their respective districts. R.W. Bro. Burl Rickman died December 19, 1965 and was interred in Maple Park Cemetery at Aurora with Masonic rites on December 21, 1965. He was almost 77 years old. He was a member of Canopy Lodge No. 284, A.F. & A~M., at Aurora; Marionville Chapter No. 97 at Aurora; Harmony Commandery No. 54 at Aurora; Zabud Council; and The Nobles of the Mystic Shrine at Springfield. R.W. Bro. Brace E. Kitchell, Past District Deputy Grand Master (1955), died December 18, 1965. He was born May 8, 1903 in S1. Louis, was raised in Maplewood Lodge No. 566, A.F. & A.M., on September 12, 1928, and was Worshipful Master of that lodge in 1947. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1947 to 1949 and served as District Deputy Grand Master, 1953-54. After serving in these offices, his zeal for Freemasonry continued and he instructed his brethren in Maplewood in the ritual when the lodge of instruction was not in session. He initiated the Maplewood Lodge's welfare and charity fund and was one of its trustees when he passed away. He was a member of the Scottish Rite; the York Rite Bodies; Moolah Temple; as well as a member of the Maplewood Rotary Club. His illness was a lingering one. Masonic services were held November 21, 1965 and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Maplewood. His widow, his mother, and his stepdaughter are left to mourn his loss. R. W. Bro. Leo D. Undsey, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, passed away during his term of office on March 3, 1966. He was appointed District Deputy Grand Lecturer for the 48th Masonic District in 1962, and was serving in that capacity at the time of his accidental death on March 9, 1966. He was born at Cantwell, Missouri, on September 22, 1918 and was married to the former Lillian Jean Harris who, with four children, survive. Brother Lindsey was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in Jonic Lodge No. 154, A.F. & A.M., Desloge, Missouri, March 16, 1953. He served as Worshipful Master in 1961 and was a trustee of Ionic Lodge at the time of his death. He was also a member of the York Rite and Scottish Rite Bodies and a member of the Order of High Priesthood of Missouri. He was a true and faithful brother and one who always had the best interests of Freemasonry at heart. R.W. Bro. Emerson O. Boggess, Past District Deputy Grand Lecturer (1946路51), was injured in a car wreck and lived only about six hours after the accident, passing away on March 11, 1966. At the time of his death he was Secretary of Liberty Lodge No. 31, A.F. & A.M. He was Master of Liberty Lodge in 1932; High Priest of Liberty Chapter No.4, R.A.M., 1930; Illustrious Master of Westport Council No. 38, R. & S.M., 1949; Illustrious Master, Liberty Council No. 50, R. & S.M., 1950; and Commander, Liberty Commandery No.6, K.T., in 1929. He was thrice Illustrious Master of the Order of the Silver Trowel and was a member of Missouri Priory No. 17, K.Y.C.H. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 11th Masonic District from 1945 to 1952. R.W. Bro. Etson E. Jackson, Past District Deputy Grand Master (1960-64), died March II, 1966. He had been ill sinc~ early in December. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Springfield on March 15, 1966 and interment was in the Hazlewood Cemetery. Brother Jackson, a talented and successful construction contractor, was Past Master of Solomon Lodge No. 271, A.F. & A.M.; Past High Priest of Springfield Chapter No. 15; Commander of S1. John's Commander)'; a member of Abou Ben Adham Shrine; Past Master of Zabud Council No. 25; Past Sovereign of S1. Christopher Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine; Past Patron, Crescent Chapter, O.E.S.; Past Watchman of the White Shrine; Grand Principal


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Conductor of the \-Vork of the Grand Council; and was Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 45th Masonic District. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, a son, five brothers, two sisters, and three grandchildren. R. W. Bro. Irvin ]. Freiberger, Past District Deputy Grand Master (1956) and Past District Deputy Crand Lecturer (1951), died May 6, 1966, shortly after attending the sessions of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of which he was a Past Grand High Priest. He was 65 years old. Funeral services were held at Normandy, Missouri, May 9, 1966, with a Knights Templar service followed by a Masonic service on May 8. He was raised in Jennings Lodge No. 640, A.F. & A.M., in 1924, later affiliating with Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, A.F. & A.M., wh' ..h he served as Master in 1940. He was District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 57th Masonic District in 1943-44 and District Deputy Grand Master in 1944-45. He was ritual instructor in the third degree for over 20 years and was Treasurer of his lodge when death called him. R.W. Brother Freiberger was a member of \Vellston Chapter No. 138, Royal Arch Masons, and served the Grand Chapter of Missouri as Grand High Priest in 1958. He was a member of Hiram Council No. I, R. & S.M.; St. Aldemar Commandery No. 18, K.T.; a member of K.Y.C.H.; and President of the Bridgeton Low Twelve Club. He had retired last January 1 as assistant sales manager of the St. Louis Screw and Bolt Company. A member of the Immanuel United Church, he is survived by his widow and two brothers. R. W. Bro. Paul D. Bragg, past District Deputy Crand Lecturer (1951) and past District Deputy Grand Master (1956), died May 19, 1966. He was 51 years of age and had suffered through a long period of illness. He is survived by four children, his wife having preceded him in death. She, too, had a long illness of more than three years. Brother Bragg was initiated, passed and raised in Cache Lodge No. 416, A.F. & A.M., in 1943, and in 1948 and 1949 was a prime mover in the organization of Brentwood Lodge No. 616, A.F. & A.M., St. Louis County, of which lodge he was Master under dispensation and at the issuance of its charter in 1949. Later he served for many years as Secretary of Brentwood Lodge. His employment transferred him to Kansas City in 1957. His body was interred at Sullivan, Missouri, with ceremonies conducted by Brentwood Lodge. R.W. Bro. ]. Glenn Gough, Past District Deputy Grand Master and Past District Deput.y Grand Lecturer of the 33rd Masonic District, passed away at the Masonic Home of Missouri on July 13, 1966. He was 80 years old and had been "Mr. Mason" in this area for years before his death. He was born in \Vicomico, Maryland, March 5, 1886. He was raised in George Washington Lodge No.9, A.F. & A.M., and served that lodge as Master. He served the Grand Lodge as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1924 and as District Deputy Grand Master in 1925. Last rites were given on July 15, 1966, and he was laid to rest in Valhalla Cemetery. R.W. Bro. Charles L. Kelt, Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 57th Masonic District, died at the Bernard Nursing Home in St. Louis on September 8, 1966. He had suffered an extended illness. He was a member and Past Master of \Vebster Groves Lodge No. 84, and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was formerly president of the Western Life Insurance Company, retiring from that position in 1958. He helped form the Webster Groves YMCA and was a century award member of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his widow, three children, two sisters and nine grandchildren. Private funeral services were held September 9, 1966 at Valhalla Cemetery. R.W. Bro. Stanley Hom, Sr. (Bridgeton Lodge No. 80), Past D.D.G.L., 1934; Past D.D.G.M., 1935; died, March 22, 1966. R.W. Bro. Norman W. Gish (Wayne Lodge No. 526), Past D.D.G.M., 1964-1965; died, September 28, 1966. It is fitting and proper that we pause today to pay our tributes of love and respect to these, our departed brethren. They have collectively, and individually,


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served this Grand Lodge well. We shall miss their kindly companionship and their cheery words of encouragement and leadership. There is a day of sunny rest For every dark and troubled night, And grief may bide an evening guest, But joy shall come with morning light. For God hath marked each sorrowing day And numbered every secret tear, And Heaven's long age of bliss shall pay For all His children suffer here. Brethren, let us stand for a moment of silent respect, love and appreCIatIOn for our cherished brothers, after which the Grand Chaplain will lead us in prayer. Respectfully submitted, FRANK P. BRIGGS, Chairman, ROBERT H. MANN, FORREST

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DONNELL,

HAROLD M. JAYNE. NECROLOGY

ALABAMA: M.W. Bro. hanklin Warren Parks, Past Grand Master, March 13, 1966. ALBERTA: M:W. Bro. Clare Clifford Hartman, Past Grand Master, January 27, 1966; M.W. Bro. Waldo Ford Empey, Past Grand Master, June 24, 1966. BRITISH COLUMBIA: R.W. Bro. Eugene John Leveque, Past Deputy Grand Master, May 23, 1966; M.W. Bro. James Harvey McKergow, Past Grand Master, August 6, 1966. CALIFORNIA: M.W. Bro. Oscar Lawler, Past Grand Master, January 3, 1966. COLORADO: R.W. Bro. Albert Edward Jameson, Grand Lecturer, May 10, 1966. DELAWARE: M.W. Bro. Harry V. Holloway, Past Grand Master, January 18, 1966; M.W. Bro. George T. Macklin, Past Grand Master, September 28, 1966; M.\'\,7. W. Harry Lewis, Past Grand Master, December 20. 1965. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: M.W. Bro. Leonard P. Steuart, Past Grand Master, January 17, 1966; M.W. Bro. Gregor Macpherson, Past Grand Master, March 18, 1966. GEORGIA: M.W. Bro. Henry Lee Brown, Past Grand Master, October 28, 1965; R.W. Bro. Cary Wade Anderson, Past Grand Treasurer, March 13, 1966; M.W. Bro. Hugh Washington Taylor, Past Grand Master, May 18, 1966; M.W. Bro. John Wilson Parker, Past Grand Master, July 27, 1966; R.W. Bro. Wilbur Fisk Harrison, Grand Marshal, September 4, 1966. IDAHO: R.W. Bro. Robert H. Berg, Senior Grand Deacon, November 28, 1965; M.W. Bro. Asa A. Yealey, Past Grand Master, September 7, 1966; M.W. Bro. John Charles Herndon, Past Grand Master, September 14, 1966. INDIA: M.'\1. Bro. Dr. Sir Syed Raza Ali Khan, Past Grand Master, March 6, 1966. IOWA: M.W. Bro. Don Carpenter, Past Grand Master, June 23, 1966. KENTUCKY: M.W. Bro. Frederick Bryan Layman, Past Grand Master, April 4, 1966. LOUISIANA: M.W. Bro. Frank Brown, Past Grand Master, April 20, 1966; M.W. Bro. William S. Kingrey, Past Grand Master, August 16, 1966. MAINE: R.W. Bro. Elmer Sawyer Doe, Past Junior Grand Warden, November 16, 1965; R.W. Bro. Harry Stillman Grindall, Past Junior Grand Warden, December 25, 1965; R.W. Bro. Arthur Howard Lander, Past Senior Grand Warden, April 25, 1966. MANITOBA: M.W. Bro. David Scott Woods, Past Grand Master, August 11, 1966.


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MICHIGAN: M.W. Bro. Francis Homer Newton, Past Grand Master, April 18, 1966; M.W. Bro. Hugh J. Johnston, Past Grand Master, May 16, 1966. MONTANA: M.W. Bro. Homer E. Zorn, Past Grand Master, June 9, 1966; R.W. Bro. Stephen A. Holt, Jr., Deputy Grand Master, June 24, 1966. NEBRASKA: M.W. Bro. Ralph M. Carhart, Past Grand Master, November 10, 1965; R.W. Bro. Raymond C. Cook, Past Grand Custodian, January 7, 1966. NEVADA: M.W. Bro. Edward Charles Peterson, Past Grand Master and Grand Secretary Emeritus, February 7, 1966. NORTH CAROLINA: M.W. Bro. Charles Bailey Newcomb, Past Grand Master and Past Grand Secretary, December 20, 1965; M.W. Bro. John Wallace Winborne, Past Grand Master, July 9, 1966. NORTH DAKOTA: M.W. Bro. Walter Henry Murfin, Past Grand Master, September 9, 1966. OREGON: M.W. Bro. Kenneth Mervyn Robb, Past Grand Master, October 13, 1965; M.W. Bro. Franklin Clinton Howell, Past Grand Master and Grand Treasurer, March 4, 1966; M.W. Bro. Ralph Thompson Moore, Past Grand Master and Past Grand Orator, July 3, 1966. PENNSYLVANIA: M.W. Bro. Max F. Balcom, Past Grand Master, January 17, 1966; M.W. Bro. Scott S. Leiby, Past Grand Master, February 1, 1966" TEXAS: M.W. Bro. M. A. Childers, Past Grand Master, December 25, 1965; M.W. Bro. Leo S. Hart, Past Grand Master, February 16, 1966. VIRGINIA: M.W. Bro. William Moseley Brown, Past Grand Master, January 8, 1966; M.W. Bro. Samuel Dexter Forbes, Past Grand Master, February 2, 1966. WASHINGTON: M.W. Bro. Delos A. Shiner, Past Grand Master, April 11, 1966; M.W. Bro. James H. McKergow, Honorary Past Grand Master, August 6, 1966. WISCONSIN: M.W. Bro. Herbert L. Mount, Past Grand Master, July 20, 1966; M.W. Bro. Robert G. Varnum, Past Grand Master, July 22, 1966. WYOMING: M.W. Bro. Lewis Jackson Holliday, Past Grand Master, December 15, 1965; M.W. Bro. Fred Stafford Fobes, Past Grand Master, December 27, 1965.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC EDUCATION

R.W. Bro. John T. Suesens, chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Masonic Education and moved that it be received. Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows: â&#x20AC;˘ To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: During the 1964-65 Masonic year, your Committee on Masonic Education proposed to the officers of this M.W. Grand Lodge the establishment in Missouri of a Masonic education counselor system on a district and a lodge basis. This proposal still was under study at the time your Committee reported its recommendation at the annual communication of this M.W. Grand Lodge last September. Shortly thereafter, your Committee suggested a pilot Masonic education counselor program to M.W. Grand Master A. Basey Vanlandingham and the other grand lodge officers studying the proposal. On a pilot basis, the counselor system would be tried first in the more heavily populated areas of the statc to determine reception and feasibility. This pilot program was suggested as an alternative to state-wide establishmcnt should the latter not be deemed advisable at this time. In November, 1965, M.W. Grand Master Vanlandingham notified your Com¡ mittee the pilot program had been approved. The Committee acted at oncc. Two members, W. Bro. Lewis C. (Wes) Cook and R.W. Bro. Robert H. Arnold, agreed to prepare the Masonic education counselor's handbook which would be the basis for instruction. They also were to recommend a different name for the program if they thought it more suitable for Missouri's use. Another member, W. Bro. O. Wes Konering, agreed to check into handbook publication costs.


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Preparation of the handbook required much work. It involved study of handbooks in use by other Grand Lodge jurisdictions which have the counselor system. It involved bringing into conformity with Missouri usage information derived from many sources. That handbook will be ready soon. The pilot program will be started shortly thereafter. The Freemason, official publication of this M.W. Grand Lodge, and the Candidates Booklets still are your Committee's principal means of disseminating Masonic education in Missouri. The Freemason's circulation and the cost of its publication continue to rise. The June, 1966, printing was 19,000 copies. The total cost of publication during the 1965-66 Masonic year was almost 80 per cent of the $9,500 budget allowed the Committee. Missouri was represented at the 16th annual Midwest Conference on Masonic Education at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, October 21-23, 1965, by the following: M.W. Bro. Harold O. Grauel, past grand master; W. Bro. Lewis C. (Wes) Cook and W. Bro. O. Wes Konering, all members of your Committee on Masonic Education; R.W. Bro. Elmer W. 'Vagner, grand secretary; W. Bro. John Black Vrooman, editor of The Freemason, and Bro. Robert M. Stowe. This M.W. Grand Lodge was honored by the election of W. Bro. Lewis C. (Wes) Cook as vice-president of the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education. W. Bro. Cook read a paper on "Masonic Education for the Candidate." W. Bro. O. Wes Konering acted as a moderator. R.W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner served on the auditing committee. The 1966 Midwest Conference on Masonic Education will be in 1\1ilwaukee, Wisconsin, October 13-15. Your Committee on Masonic Education is grateful for the active and intelligent interest our grand master, M.W. Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham, took in the Masonic Education program during the Grand Lodge year. His counsel and assistance were invaluable. The Committee thanks him and his officers for their consideration. Finally, your Committee wishes to express its appreciation for the co-operation received from the grand secretary, R.'V. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner, and his staff and from W. Bro. John Black Vrooman, editor of The Freemason. Fraternally submitted, JOHN T. SUESENS, LF.WIS C. WES COOK,

H. O. FRANK

GRAUEL,

P. BRIGGS, H. ARNOLD,

ROBERT

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'VESLEY KONERING.

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 were as follows: Russell E. Murray .. William R. Denslow. Elvis A. Mooney .. J. Morgan Donelson ... William H. Utz, Jr.. Elmer W. Wagner.

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

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BY路LAWS

M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickihson presented the report of the Committee on By-Laws and moved that it be received.


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Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows: The Committee on By-Laws reports that promptly after the 1965 Annual Communication it prepared the 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 1965 actions of the Grand Lodge on matters of law were summarized, and the several proposals to amend the By-Laws were set oul. At the direction of the Grand Master the pocket part contained the complete directory of the Grand Lodge, for easy current reference. ROBERT C. BRII';KMAN, RICHARD O. RU;\.fER, ORESTES MITCHELL, JR., MARTIN B. DICKINSON, Chairman.

REPORT OF MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson presented the report of the Missouri Lodge of Research and moved that it be received. Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows:

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge) A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: This brief report speaks for 1,269 members of the Missouri Lodge of Research; it is a net gain of 38 members: Nothing to be satisfied with but something to be thankful for. The real stimulus of this organization during the past year has been our secretary, A. W. Griffith; Editor, Wes Cook and Bill Denslow. Many others, like myself, have contributed what they could. The membership received the following books and publications this past year: The 1965 Grand Masters Address; "Masonic Review" by M.'V. Bro. Bruce Hunt; The History of Freemasonry in Pettis County by Past Grand Commander. Harold N. Painter, and Did You Know? edited by Wes Cook. This book Did You Know? is one of the more unique and interesting books we have received. Truly a historian's delight. . 'Ves Cook, Bill Mathews and Elvin Luff deserve our grateful thanks for their fine work in getting the books rebound in the Truman Library. We have even more to look forward to this next year. The transactions for 1966 will constitute the first volume in a two-volume work, Freemasonry Through Six Centuries by Henry Wilson Coil, Sr. Mr. Coil has spent nearly 30 years researching this material; this should be something special indeed. Other publications will follow. I have a strong feeling that this next year, under the leadership of Martin B. Dickinson, as Worshipful Master, that the Masonic Lodge of Research will have the greatest increase in membership of any year thus far. It is a great disappointment to me, not to be able to attend this Grand Lodge session and preside over the Missouri Lodge of Research. My grateful thanks to my successor W. B. Martin Dickinson for acting in my stead. It would be my hope that every member of our Lodge of Research express a word of appreciation and encouragement to those who make the "wheels go round" of and in this invaluable organization-Missouri Lodge of Research. Fraternally and respectfully, JAMES P. HULL,

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REPORT OF THE BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD

R.W. Bro. Fred C. Heuermann presented the report of the Committee Building Supervisory Board and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows: To the Most WorshiPful Grand Lodge, A.F. &- A.M. of Missouri: Your Building Supervisory Board herewith submits its report of activities and decisions during the past year. . The year 1965-66 has been a busy and progressive one in Freemasonry, and it has been our pleasure to serve many of our lodges throughout the state by assisting them with problems of purchasing and renovating their buildings, incorporating their temple companies under the Missouri Nonprofit Corporation law, and other matters within the scope of our board. Thirty lodges applied for and were authorized to make substantial building improvements, including the purchase of new buildings and the repair and enlargement of present buildings, with an estimated over-all cost of $335,000. Current plans call for continued building programs. Your board knows of no lodge which is having any financial difficulty at this time, and it would appear that they are all in excellent financial condition. The Building Supervisory Board has continued to recommend the use of the nonprofit corporation as a means of holding lodge property, and a number of the lodges have incorporated such companies to hold the title to their buildings during the past year. All details of the actions of the board are attached as an appendix to this report for publication in the proceedings of the Grand Lodge, and copies of the board's decisions are filed with the Grand Master and the Grand Secretary as they are made, thereby keeping them fully informed of the board's activities. In conclusion, we feel that the lodges of this jurisdiction are operating their temple boards and their buildings in a good, businesslike manner and that the construction and maintenance of lodge properties are such that we can be proud of the interest of the Masons in their Masonic homes. Your board has considered it a privilege to participate in this fine Masonic activity. Fraternally submitted, JAMES M. BRADFORD, FRED C. HEUERMANN, HARRY A. HALL, Chairman. APPENDIX

Bismarck-Lodge No. 41 Advised lodge concerning operation of cemetery. Section 9.150 Bylaws. Brentwood-Lodge No. 616 Approved loan of $8,500 to buy land for parking purposes; total cost $11,000. Bridgeton-Lodge No. 80 Advised re building program requirements. Cape Girardeau-St. Marks Lodge No. 95 Advised re nonprofit corporation holding company for lodge property. Cleveland-34th District D.D.G.M. Advised re building program, with sample articles of incorporation and Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples. Cole Camp~Lodge No. 595 Approved purchase of lodge building for $5,000 and $1,500 remodeling expense. Columbia-Twilight Lodge No. 114 Advice re tax problems. Festus-Shekinah Lodge No. 256


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Advice re building program. Florissant-Lodge No. 668 Advice re formation of nonprofit corporation. Forsyth-Lodge No. 453 . Approved exchange of property; approved first stage of construction which will ultimately cost approximately $15,000. Fulton-Lodge No. 48 Approved purchase of additional portion of building for total Slim of $33,000; and assumption of $20,000 mortgage. Gainesville-Roben Burns Lodge No. 496 Authorized disposition of old building. Grandview-Lodge No. 618 Permission given to borrow $20,000 from members to complete construction of lodge building. Gray Summit-Lodge No. 174 Approved loan of $13,000 to complete construction of lodge building. Greenfield-Washington Lodge No. 87 Approved request to borrow $3,000 to complete construction of lodge building. Hartford-Lodge No. 171 Granted permission to purchase lot adjoining lodge property for $200 cash. Higginsville-Lodge No. 364 Advice re acquisition of property for lodge purposes. Humansville-Modern Lodge No. 144 Answered inquiry as to record of ownership of lodge property. Kansas City-Heroine Lodge No. 104 Approved sale of present temple building for $7,500. Kansas City-Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Approved request to reduce authority to borrow funds for lodge construction from the original amount of $45,000 to $25,000. LaMonte-Lodge No. 574 Advice re formation of holding company, supplied sample form of articles of incorporation, and furnished copy of Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples. Marshall-Trilumina Lodge No. 205 Approved request to proceed with construction of lodge building at cost of approximately $35,000. Millersville-West View Lodge No. 103 Approved expenditure of $2,000 to make improvements on building donated by member for use of lodge. Norwood-LOdge No. 622 Approved purchase of building for $1,200 cash. Piedmont-Wayne Lodge No. 526 Approved land purchase for cash; granted permission to proceed with construction on building which will cost $42,000; approved loan for $25,000. Pierce City-Decatur Lodge No. 400 Advice on procedure in respect to building program. St. Louis-Mizpah Lodge No. 639 Advice on procedure in respect to building program. Stanberry-Lodge No. 109 Advice on building procedure; furnished copy of Suggested Plans for Masonic Temples. Troy-Lodge No. 34 Approved request to acquire lodge property for $25,500. Union Star-Lodge No. 124 Approved purchase of building and loan of $2,150. Wheatland-Hogle's Creek Lodge No. 279


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Authorized lodgc to incrcase bank loan from $8,000 to $10,500 for construction of lodge building. Wright City-Pauldingville Lodge No. 11 Recommendations with referencc to formation of nonprofit corporation for purpose of holding title to lodge property.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES

R.W. Bro. William R. Denslow, chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows: To the Most WorshifJIul Grand Lodge, A.F. 6' A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: It is the recommendation of your Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges that we neithcr recognize any ncw grand lodge or withdraw recognition of those presently recognized by the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri. Fraternally submitted, WILLIAM R. DENSLOW, Chairman, ROHERT L. ARONSON, BRUCE H. HUNT, ELMER W. \V AGNER, JOHN BLACK VROOMAN.

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, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried and the report is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. 6' A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your special Grand Lodge Committee for the Masonic Temple Association of Sl. Louis respectfully offers the following rcport: The Temple Board was again fortunate to have as its president, Robert D. Kerr, who provided competent and inspiring leadership. The board meetings were well attended and many problems and topics of discussion relative to the welfare and maintenance of the temple were capably resolved by the action of the board. While the overall membership of the bodies meeting in the temple continues to decline, the attendance is good by comparison with other lodges and the decline in membership cannot be considered to be an exceptional condition. In reference to litigation proceedings in the case of West Gate Lodge No. 445, A.F. & A.M., M.W. Bro. Richard O. Rumer, at a meeting on October 25, 1965, read excerpts from the "findings of the court," which rendered judgment in favor of The Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis. M.W. Bro. Richard O. Rumer also stated that the defendant (West Gate Lodge No. 445, A.F. & A.M.) had filed motion for a new trial. Actions in the case have not been concluded. It is evident that the increased operating and maintenance care of the temple necessarily limits the hudget as to its expenditures and taxes the ability of the Association to carry out to the fullest extent the programs proposed. However, prudent management of income and expenditures provides a sound financial condition of the temple. The budget adopted by the board for the year 1966 is as follows: PROPOSED BUDGET FOR

THE

YEAR 1966

INCOME Blue Lodges

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Royal Arch Chapters Council, R. & S.M. Commanderies, K.T. Eastern Star Chapters

$69,24 l.l 0

Auxiliary Bodies High Twelve International Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. Grand Chapter, O.E.S. Special Meetings Miscellaneous Interest .. ,

$ 4,400.00

.

1,800.00 3,600.00 1,600.00 100.00 1,700.00 164.00 13,364.00 $82,605.10

Total Income DISBURSEMENTS

Salaries Secretary and Superintendent Bookkeeper Janitors Kitchen Watchman . Cloakroom . Elevator Operators Power Plant Upholsterer

$ 6,600.00 3,300.00 18,000.00 3,600.00 2,500.00 1,300.00 7,500.00 6,000.00 4,170.00 $52,970.00

FJ.C.A. . . Federal Unemployment Tax Missouri Unemployment Tax

$ 2,225.00 175.00 400.00 2,800.00

General Maintenance Building Repairs Furniture Repairs Kitchen Elevator

$

400.00 100.00 50.00 ISO.OO 700.00

Building Supplies Cleaning Laundry . Kitchen . Electricity Sewer

$

600.00 1,000.00 300.00 200.00 7,500.00 300.00 9,900.00

Power Plant Supplies Repairs Gas Water

.

50.00 500.00 13,000.00 350.00 13,900.00

Office Supplies Equipment and Repairs M.T.A. (Audit) .

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Postage Telephone Interest to Member Bodies Professional Fees and Litigation Expense Workmen's Compensation

135.00 250.00 190.00

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500.00 1,925.00 $82,195.00

Total Disbursements ... MEMBERSHIP OF TEMPLE

16 3 I 3 22

Lodges R.A.M. Chapters R. & S.M. Council Commanderies O.E.S. Chapters

The parking lots continue to operate on a close margin between expense and income. Increasing the income from these lots to provide for debt reduction continues to be a problem, but has been able to meet the annual mortgage interest. These parking lots encourage good attendance at all temple meetings. All Masons throughout the State of Missouri should feel a measure of pride in the New Masonic Temple of St. Louis, which continues to be the home of the Grand Lodge and a great edifice of Freemasonry. Respectfully submitted, JOHN

BURLE,

ELMER

J.

RICHARD

Director,

ROHR,

H.

BENNETT.

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

W. Bro. Harry C. Avery, chairman, presented the report of Special Committee on Public Schools, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows: Most Worshipful A. Basey Vanlandingham, shortly after he became Grand Master last year, appointed a special committee known as the Public School Committee of the Grand Lodge. This was a new committee which had to explore and feel its way along. It was appointed pursuant to the Resolution adopted in 1920 by the Grand Lodge of Missouri entitled "The Free Public School System" and designated Resolution 1920-187, and is to be found on page 106 of the Constitution and ByLaws, 1958, Grand Lodge of Missouri. It provides, among other things, the following: "It (the Grand Lodge) regards the free public school as the chief bulwark of the State and Nation, to be kept under the sole dominion and direction of the State, and so far as the efforts of Freemasonry in Missouri are concerned, its voice, vote and influence will at all times be exerted in keeping it so." The Committee met once during the year at Columbia, Missouri. However, various members of the Committee have corresponded with each other from time to time and sent each other information appertaining to the public school system and germane to public education. It has served as a very useful vehicle for the dissemination of information about public education in Missouri, and some of the problems in connection therewith. It has also interested itself in matters pertaining to the expenditure of public school funds and taxes. In view of the foregoing Resolution supporting the free public school system and the long advocacy of free public education by the Masonic fraternity, recent events in Washington, D. C., should be of special interest. According to an editorial


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in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat on September 19, 1966, entitled: "Education 'Commissar' Eyes Textbooks" there is a move afoot for the Federal Government to select, approve and purchase the textbooks for the nation's schools. Your Committee submits that this is a matter of grave concern not only to Freemasons but to every freedom loving citizen. Our whole free public school system seems to be threatened. Because of the many problems facing free public education, as well as freedom of thought and expression and the pursuit of truth, it is respectfully suggested that Freemasons take an active interest in this problem, and that the Public School Committee be continued. Respectfully submitted, HARRY C. AVERY, Chairman,

'\T.

RAYMOND USHER,

MARVIN

P.

BLACKMORE,

ROBERT H. ARNOLD, BRUCE H. HUNT. EDUCATION 'COMMISSAR' EYES TEXTBOOKS

The federal education "commissar" now has his eyes on the nation's textbooks. In Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 he has the modus operandi to do the job-withholding federal funds. Hearings held recently before the Labor and Education Committee of the House established beyond the doubt the intent of Democratic ullra-liberals to take federal control of school textbooks. Four members of the committee, including its chairman, Representative Adam Clayton Powell, openly urged the Commissioner of the United States office of Education to get on with the business of putting federally approved textbooks in the nation's schools. A candid Congresswoman suggested this could be done by the direct federal purchase of textbooks! The hearings ostensibly were held to investigate whether textbooks and library materials in public schools fail to give proper treatment to minority groups. Predictably, the hearings quickly got off the track. Powell switched the subject and soon was telling United States Commissioner of Education Harold Howe II that he (Powell) believed Howe already has authority to compel school authorities to rewrite textbooks. Howe, the far-out liberal who has used the "guideline" technique to expand Office of Education power in enforcing school integration far beyond the intent of the 1964 law, first told committee members his office doesn't have the power to dictate textbook content. Then, contradicting himself, he added, "I do not intend to state that we have no power." When Howe spoke of the "overwhelming need" for Negro students to have school books "to which they can be related," members of the committee said they wanted him to have power to see that schools accept the kind of textbooks Howe thinks best. They urged that he be given the same blackjack he now has to bludgeon local school districts into complying with integration "guidelines," the withholding of federal aid. This brazen move to invade and take over the right of local schools to select their own textbooks somehow has gone virtually unnoticed. Instead of standing up to this damnable intrusion, Washington seems cheering on commissars of a federal education monolith. Before he went into his sidestep and fancy broken路field running, Commissioner Howe was right when he said, "Such a power is wholly inconsistent with the concept of democracy as we know it." Having said that, he should have buttoned his lip.


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CALLED FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from labor at 4:00 p.m. for a visit to the Masonic Home. Prayer was offered by R.W. Bro. J. C. Montgomery, Jr., Grand Chaplain. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 27. 1966. 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. 8:00 P.M.

Open meeting-Scottish Rite Cathedral. All Master Masons, families and friends invited. M.W. Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham, Grand lVTaster, presiding. Presentation of Colors Moolah Temple Color Guard Pledge of Allegiance Star-Spangled Banner Invocation .. R.W. Bro. Julius .J. Nodel, Grand Chaplain Presentation of Missouri Grand Lodge Officers Remarks R.W. Bro. Russell E. Murray, Deputy Grand Mastcr Musical Program The Collegians, V. Randall 'Vorkman, Director Address ... R.W. Bro. Haskell Holman, Grand Orator Benediction ADDRESS OF THE GRAND ORATOR To the Most J;VorshifJful Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. Of Missow'i:

Thank you, Most lVorshipful Grand Master. distinguished guests, brethren, ladies and gentlemen, It is a great honor for me to be here tonight as your Grand Orator-as yOll know-a wholly undeserved honor but a greatly appreciated honor. I am sure you have heard this sentiment expressed by many, all much more eloquently, but I do not believe ever more sincerely. In reading the very eloquent and thought provoking remarks of my immediate predecessor, Grand Orator Roy W. Harper, I could not forgct his closing question. "Arc you a good citizen?" I am sure that each of you is, .and I sincerely hope I am, a good citizen in the accepted sense of the term. I am confident that each of you do your duty as it is taught in OUr great order-duty to God-duty to country-duty to your fellowman-and duty to yourself. These constitute good citizenship, But, is this sufficient for us? No, I am sure that mere good citizenship is not sufficient for you-you are expected to be excellent citizens always doing more than just what is expected of vou. , The very nature of our great organization demands always our very best. I would like to discuss each of the four points of our duty as parts of excellent citizenship. First, and I believe always of first importance, is our duty to the Supreme Being. 'Ve require such belief in God as a prerequisite; therefore, we must expend every effort in shoring up our faiths and the faiths of our fellowmen.


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In these days when we frequently see the open .encouragement of communistic atheism in our country, we must exert every effort against this materialistic attitude. This reawakening of spiritual values must not only be brought about by alerting and revitalizing the sense of such spiritual values in adults, but must by example and teaching be included in the minds and hearts of our young people. Our young people today are very powerful and a fast growing group. They are wonderful but they must have proper training and leadership. \Vith such training and leadership they will lead our country to new heights of reliance and belief in the Supreme Architect of the Universe. Each of you can contribute much to this onward and upward movement by example and active participation in such worthy objectives. You know you have this unswerving faith and belief in the Creat Ruler of all, but do our actions and statements confirm this. I believe that our great organization and each of us as members owe it to our great fraternity and to ourselves to give more thought and put renewed vigor in our activities which increase spiritual values. There are many ways in which we can indicate our greater interest in spiritual values and I am sure that each of you have much greater insight in how you can be doing certain activities to become not good citizens but excellent citizens. The discussions of our duties in this field of duty to God is infinite in its facets and I am wholly inadequate to attempt to advise you and your rededication to the Supreme Being will be much more beneficial when you have decided how best you can contribute more and more to this end. Second, I would like to mention duty of country. Of course, each of these duties overlap and intertwine to form this great privilege of citizenship in this great country of ours. Every day I live-every day I travel-I think how fortunate we are in being citizens of our wonderful United States of America. I am sure when we stop and think we all feel this way but all too often in our modern world we move so swiftly on our way with our constant preoccupation with major and minor problems that we do not stop and think how fortunate we are to be citizens of a free country in a world beset with great problems-probably greater problems than ever existed in our world before because now with the powerful nuclear weapons in the world today, we truly have the power to totally destroy our world. Our duty to our country is great and if we do not respond with our full ability, the road ahead is very difficult. We must love our country. ''''e must truly believe in our way of life and be willing to sacrifice to preserve it. To truly appreciate our great country we must know its wonderful history and know about the great men and women who made this country great. Many of these great leaders were members of our great fraternity. This is no accident since I truly believe our very teachings make it necessary for us to exemplify our true love of country and perform our duties as excellent citizens. This sense of duty to country called patriotism must always be taught to succeeding generations lest they forget and lose our great heritage. It must be taught at home and must be taught in the schools at all levels, grade schools, high schools, colleges and universities. \Ve as members of our great fraternity can and do, and should do, much to further patriotism and love of country by speaking up and by example. There are many ways to speak up and show your love of country and countless ways to show your patriotism. I sincerely believe that it is your duty to your country to have a part in every election. You should exercise your right to vote at every opportunity at every level.


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When informed people exercise this great privilege to vote in sufficient numbers our great country is safe' both from without and from within. You are patriotic Americans. Show it at every opportunity and be the excellent citizens you are. The third duty is our duty to our neighbors-these are all our fellowmen. Here, as I have said before, all of these duties are intertwined because remember the greatest of all said "In as much as ye did it for one of them, ye did it for me." Duties to our fellowman are many and I am sure you perform them as good citizens, but I believe you have special duties as excellent citizens to participate in all community affairs. Many of you are leaders in civic, cultural, educational and social organizations. This truly is wonderful but even those of us who cannot always be leaders can join and participate in these great organizations and groups. Your duty to your fellowman is an unceasing obligation and I am sure you perform this duty well even if at times it seems difficult. The last duty is, of course, your duty to yourself. It is right and just that we place thoughts of ourselves last but this is also a truly important duty but one which becomes much easier if we have performed to the very best of our abilities our duties to God, to our country and to our fellowmen. Our duty to ourselves, I believe, is primarily the duty to do our other duties not to the best of our abilities but by special efforts to perform them just a little better than we thought possible. Remembering always our solemn obligations as members of this great fraternity, I am sure each of you will continue to be not just good citizens but excellent citizens.


Wednesday Morning September 28, 1966

CALLED TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to labor at 9:00 a.m. Prayer was offered by R.W. Bro. Herbert E. Duncan, Grand Chaplain. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF

R.W. Bro. Elvin K. Luff, chairman, presented the report of the committee on Masonic Boards of Relief, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Reports of the Activity and the Financial Statements were received from all General Boards of Relief except Sedalia. The attention of all Lodges is called to this responsibility which is a direction authorized by Section 23.020 of the General Provisions of the By-Laws. The activity of most Boards has been very low this past year and the expenditures likewise were low. Copies of the reports received by this Committee are included as a part of this report. The report of the Masonic Employment Bureau of St. Louis and S1. Louis County is also included in this report and should be thoroughly studied by the路 affected Lodges. Several times since 1962, when the activities of the Employment Bureau were thoroughly investigated on instruction of the Grand Master, the attention of the affected Lodges has been called by this Committee to the cost and benefits derived from the operation of the Bureau. This Committee has never been informed of any action having been taken by the Lodges to correct the situations of which many complain. It is a recommendation of this Committee that the Lodges of S1. Louis and 51. Louis County be directed to express themselves on this subject as provided in Sec. 23.030 of the amended General Provisions of 1962. . It is suggested that problems of such Boards and Bureaus do not occur when all Lodge representatives participate in the activities. Respectfully submitted, ELVIN K. LUFF, Chairman, ELVIS R. POfF. Independence The Independence Masonic Board of Relief had no meetings this past year. Received no requests for relief. Made no assessments. Had no office expense. Has no money in Treasury. Sincerely and fraternally, M. W. SUDBROCK, Seereta1")I.

Kirksville Received your letter of Sept. 15, am sending the report on the amount of money we have on hand; at this date it is $187.27 for the two lodges.

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Kirksville Lodge No. 105 Adair Lodge No. 366 Sincerely, JUNIOR L. COlJCH, Treasurer, Masonic Board of Relief of Kirksville. Hannibal

In regards to your letter I received through Secretary of our lodge asking about Hannibal Board of Relief, we have not had any activities of any kind for the past three years, and to the amount of money we have a balance of $189.63. Sincerely, MARLEY F. FRANKLIN, Secretary. Springfield

The Springfield Masonic Board of Relief conducted eight Masonic Memorial graveside s.ervices during the past year. Requests for financial assistance have been minor. Cash balance on hand: $446.93. Held in reserve one $500.00 savings bond. Fraternally yours, W. E. FIELDER, Secretary. fojJZin

FINANCIAL STATEI\'!Ei\;T Bank Balance as of August 15, 1965 .. Receipts: Received from Joplin Lodge No. 335, Jan. 10, 1966 Received from Fellowship Lodge No. 345, Jan. 17, 1966 Total Disbursemen ts: Expenses for Mrs. Blanche Melton, Nov. 17, 1965 to Jan. 28, 1966 Balance as of Augst 20,

~966

....

S21.86 25.00 25.00 71.86 20.79 $51.07

ACTIVITIES-AUGUST 15, 1965 TO AUClJST 15, 1966 March 14, I966-Funeral Rites by Fellowship Lodge No. 345, for Frederick Beardsley, a member of Mattoon Lodge No. 260, Mattoon, Illinois. April 30, 1966-Funeral Rites by Joplin Lodge No. 335, for Henry C. Martin, a member of Pittsburg Lodge No. 187, Pittsburg, Kansas. May 7, 1966-Funeral Rites by Fellowship Lodge No. 315, for Tommy E. Hafford, a member of Cripple Creek Lodge No. 96, Cripple Creek, Colorado. May 10, I966-Funeral Rites by Joplin Lodge No. 335, for James c. KeSiSinger, a member of United Lodge No.5, Springfield, Missouri. May 12, 1966-Funeral Rites by Fellowship Lodge No. 345, for George F. Leaper, a member of Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, Saint Joseph, Missouri. July 16, 1966-Funeral Rites by Joplin Lodge No. 335, for Ebbie Pettus, a member of Ottawa Lodge No. 18, Ottawa, Kansas. August I, 1966-Funeral Rites by Fellowship Lodge No. 345, for Ralph Gorbutt. a member of Patmos Lodge No. 97, Eldorado, Kansas. Very truly yours, 'VALTER R. PICKERING, Secretary.


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P.S.: Starting April 14, 1965, the Secretary wrote three letters and received six letters, concerning the funeral rites for Alton G. Wilder and the poor physical condition of his widow. This correspondence resulted in the Florida Grand Lodge giving her $65.00 per month for relief, starting in May, 1966. W.R.P. St. Joseph I herewith submit the Annual Report of St. Joseph Masonic Board of Relief for the year ending August 31, 1966. Since our last report the Board has arranged Masonic funerals and had Board of Relief correspondence, as follows: January ]8, I 966-Wm. M. Luse, late member of St. Joseph Lodge No. 78, A.F. & A.M., passed away in Overland Park, Kansas. Arranged for Masonic service thru Overland Park Lodge, No. 436, A.F. & A.M. January 26, 1966-Arthur Roscoe Thurston, late member of York Lodge No. 57, A.F. & A.M., Wichita, Kansas, passed away in Wichita. Burial at St. Joseph, Missouri. Masonic services requested and same held at Ashland Cemetery, this cityCharity Lodge No. 331, A.F. & A.M., officiating. January 25, 1966-Jacob L. Wisherd, late member of Athens Lodge No. 127, Albany, Missouri, passed away in S1. Joseph. Masonic services and arrangements made for services to be conducted by St. Joseph Lodge No. 78, A.F. & A.M. l;ebruary II, 1966-Joseph Henry Little, late member of Harlem Lodge No. 457, F. & A.M., New York City, l\'ew York, passed away in St. Joseph. Masonic services and arrangements made for service-conducted by Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, A.F. &A.M. April 4, 1966-Marion E. Hiner, late member of Jonathan Lodge No. 321, Denver, Missouri, passed away in San Diego, California-body to St. Joseph, Missouri, for burial-Arrangements made for service and emblem. June 21, 1966-George C. Sedwick, Sr., late member of Lamar Lodge No. 90, A.F. & A.M., Lamar, Colorado, passed away in St. Joseph. Masonic services requested and arrangements made to conduct same-St. Joseph Lodge No. 78, officiating. June 8, 1966-Clifford Vernon Howard, late member of Jerusalem Lodge No. 253, A.F. & A.M., Hamburg, Iowa, passed away in St. Joseph. Notified above Lodge, who furnished emblem for services. June 14, 1966-Herbert Daniel Giles, late member of Ravenwood Lodge No. 201, A.F. & A.M., Ravenwood, Missouri, passed away in Des Moines, Iowa. Notified above Lodge who furnished emblem for services at Des Moines, Iowa. June 14, 1966-Sam Kahn, late member of North Star Lodge No. 157, Rock Port, Missouri, passed away in Los Angeles, California. Notified above Lodge, who furnished emblem for services at Los Angeles, California. The Annual Meeting of the Board was held January 12, 1966, at which time the following officers were elected: Clyde Miles (376), President; Hershel Levin (189), Vice President; L. C. Seaman (189), Treasurer; Paul Priestley (78), Secretary. The members of the Board for 1966 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 number 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, 1966, is as follows: Balance on Hand August 31, 1965

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Receipts: Interest Reimbursemen ts

$16.81 22.21 39.05 $931.88

Disbursements: Miscellaneous Operating Expense

120.00 $811.88

Balance August 31, 1966 Respectfully submitted,

PAUL PRIESTLEY,

Secretary. St. Louis and St. l.ouis County To the Most WorshiPful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: The activities of the Board have been about the same as in the four previous years. For the first time in the history of this Board we have received an unsolicited gift of over $6,000 from the Moehlenkamp estate. 'We are very thankful for this generous gift, as it will make unnecessary any assessments against the Lodges of the 33rd and 57th districts for several years. Some sick-room equipment has been bought and the present one kept in good repair. The free loan of this equipment to the members of our Lodges is mostly very much appreciated. The activities and financial reports are enclosed on separate sheets. Twelve meetings were held with Lodge delegates on the first Saturday of each month. The attendance at these meetings was good, but could and should, in our opinion, be much better. For the members who have actively participated and for all the Board members it has been a pleasure to serve the fraternity once more during the past year. Fraternally yours, WILLI W. W AHNUNG, President. MASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF, ACTIVITIES FROM JULY

1, 1965

TO JUNE

30, 1966

No. of Cases Sub-total Relief: Monetary . Non-Monetary . Not Granted . Hospital visits, made by members of this Board, to Brothers outside of St. Louis jurisdiction . Sick-room Equipment: Loaned . Returned Unable to comply Funerals: Arranged with St. Louis Lodges Arranged with State of Mo. Lodges Arranged with Lodges of other states Flowers only-no funeral service . Requested but not complied with Application to Masonic Home: State of Missouri

2 2 4

7

15

30 13 4

47

21 2 13 1 1

o

38


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Other States Inquiries: Re: Masonic Home . Of various nature . . Investigations: For St. Louis Lodges For out of town Lodges Dues Cards: Lost and reported to National Relief Association .. Blood Donation: Supplied ..... Unable to comply Pall Bearers: Request received

0 16

16

6

.

Total

I

7

4

4

1 5

6

2

2

.

136

J\IASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF, STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS FROl\-I JULY

1, 1965

TO JUNE

30, 1966 $ 5,592.66

Balance July 1, 1965 Receipts: Lodge Assessments 1964/65 In terest, U. S. Bonds Refund, Relief Moehlenkamp Estate

$2,942.00 101.40 50.00 6,478.91

9,572.31 $14,964.97

Disbursements: Relief . Sick-room Equipment and Repairs Telephone and Telegrams Postage .... Printing. . . . . Refunds on Assessments . . . Safe Deposit Box . Salary, Secretary .,. Social Security, Secretary

.

62.00 197.80 218.19 23.00 42.60 20.00 4.50 610.00 139.33

1,317.42 $13,647.55

RECAPITALIZATION

Balance-Checking Acct. 6/30/66 U. S. Bonds (Cost) Certificates of Deposit (Cost)

. .

$ 1,397.55 5,250.00 7,000.00 $13,647.55

Masonic Employment Bureau To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. 6- A.M. of Missoud: The Masonic Employment Bureau of St. Louis and St. Louis County, herewith presents the following report of its activities, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1966. This has been another fine year for many employment opportunities through this office. We were not able to fill all the job requests which we received due primarily to lack of qualified applicants. Our job requests exceeded our registrations for employment by about 2.5 to I. Our referrals per placement recorded run


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about 3.5 to 1. So you can readily see how many people we are dealing wit.h t.o get one placement. The employers t.oday demand higher level of education, experience and intelligence than ever before. However, we are appreciative of t.he fact that we did place some 200 men, women, boys and girls in good paying jobs and assisted some 50 to 60 students who were seeking summer employment. This in itself is quite an experience. Both to us and to them. Many fine young men and women, potential Masons and Eastern Stars, have some exposure to Freemasonry at work here in this office. In April each year we mail some 300 letters to a select group of our employer clientele seeking employment for our boys and girls through the summer months. We are most grateful to our Masonic employers who respond to our request. Our hope from year to year is to acquaint our people with the Employment Bureau News, mailed to all Masonic Lodges and higher bodies of Freemasonry in the 33rd and 57th Masonic Districts, telling them of the free service offered through the Masonic Employment Bureau, Freemasonry's Most Practical Agency. Respectfully and fraternally, CHARLES

L.

SUITER,

President. Balance in Bank July I, 1965 Cash received (per capita tax) . Cash transferred from Investment to regular fund Rebate from Convention Fund .. . . .

$

.

.

149.02 11,267.20 5,000.00 130.00

$16,546.22 Disbursements: Office rent Telephone Service Salaries Printing, Postage and Supplies Director's Expense Insurance. . . Organizations .. . . . . . . . . .. . Convention Fund Social Security Tax Miscellaneous Refreshments

.

.

921.00 604.80 8,818.16 205.80 250.00 228.30 75.00 275.63 289.58 417.92 25.61

.

$12,11 1.80 4,000.00

$

. . . . . . .

.

.

. . .

Investment Purchased

16,11 1.80 Balance in Rank (Regular fund) June 30, 1966 Investments: One U. S. Bond K-169175K . One U. S. Rond H-10177 One U. S. Bond F-2746 Roosevelt Federal Savings and Loan Washington Federal Savings and Loan

$ $ . . . .

434.42

500.00 500.00 500.00 1,400.45 4,467.83 7,367.83

Total Cash and Investment as of June 30, 1966

.

$ 7,802.25


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

M.W. Bro. Morris E. Ewing-, chairman, presented the report of the Georg-e Washington Masonic Nation~l Memorial Association, and moved that it be received. Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows: It is a very interesting fact that since time immemorial man has had a very strong urge not only for recording what was around him but to collect those articles that give us some idea of the time, the age and the civilization in which he lived. This desire to record so that there may be something for posterity enables us to measure the progress of mankind while we are the trustees of our country. ""'hen we think of this memorial we think of Washington as a soldier. 'Ve think of him as a farmer. 'Ve think of him as a statesman and perhaps we think more of him as one of those who framed that great document which has been copied by peoples all over the globe and which is the foundation of our freedom and the essence of which is the freedom, the dignity and divinity of the individual man. He did a noble and superb job of starting this great Republic. That was perhaps his finest attainment. Not only a soldier, not only a farmer. not only an outstanding citizen, but one who nobly had the leading role of forming the great government under which we live. We should now be the keepers of this America but right behind us is another generation and after it another. Soon we march into infinity and leave the responsibility of trusteeship to the generation that comes after us. It may be worse than tragic if any generation fails to keep unsullied and untarnished and unimpaired the Republic which Washington and his fellow workers left us as a direct legacy. He was a nohle personage in a country that requires no titles of nobility. It is not necessary. His personality and what he left proclaims his mobility. He stood to lose more than any man in the colonies, more in material goods, more in dignity, more in position, yet he gave his heart and hand for the cause of freedom and the founding of the Republic. And no matter what the indignities and castigations were, he held steadily to this course until the job was done.

M. E.

EWING

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

R.W. Bro. Harry Gershenson presented the Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence. The first portion of the report dealing with dispensation was presented and Brother Gershenson moved for its approval. Motion seconded and carried. The second section of the report relating- t<,) Healings was presented and upon motion duly made and seconded was approved. The next section of the report dealing with Melvin B. Smith was presented ann upon motion duly made and seconded and carried was approved. The next section of the report dealing with Decision No. I, in the Grand Master's address, was presented and approved on motion duly made, seconded and carried. The next section of the report dealing with Decision No. II, set forth in


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the Grand 'Master's address was presented and approved on motion duly seconded and carried. The section of the report relating to Decision No. HI of the Grand Master's address was presented and approved on motion duly seconded and carried. The next section of the report relating to Decision No. IV was presented and approved on motion duly seconded and carried. The section of the report relating to Decision No. V was presented and approved on motion duly seconded and carried. The next section of the report relating to the appeal of Westport Lodge No. 340 was presented and approved on motion duly seconded and carried. The next section of the report relating to proposed Amendment to By-Law 2.010 was read by Brother Gershenson and approved upon motion duly seconded and carried. The next portion of the report rdating to Section 2.050, Grand Lecturer: (d) was read and was approved on motion duly seconded and carried. The portion of the report dealing with Section 13.020 was presented and approved on motion duly seconded and carried. That portion relating to Section 13.140 was approved on motion duly made, seconded and carried. That portion of the report relating to Section 15.020 of the By-Laws was approved on motion duly seconded and carried. That portion relating to Section 16.110 was approved on motion duly seconded and carried. That portion of the report relating to Section 21.050 was presented and approved on motion duly seconded and carried. The next portion of the report relating to the Estate of Roy F. Newman, deceased, was presented and Brother Gershenson stated that the resolution is approved as to form. R.W. BROTHER UTZ: Most Worshipful Grand Master, I think it is not proper for this Grand Lodge to take the bequest of a Brother and allocate it to a particular fund, in effect for the celebration of the Sesquicentennial. There is money in the general fund of the Grand Lodge and the Grand Lodge can appropriate from the general funds any proper amount that it sees fit. I don't think you are going to enhance the feeling of people leaving bequests to this Grand Lodge if you arbitrarily take a particular bequest and set it aside for the celebration of the Sesquicentennial. I doubt the wisdom of using that particular money in that particular way. Therefore I am opposed to it. (There were no further comments.) GRAND MASTER: Brethren, you have heard the motion as stated and you have heard the discussion pertaining to the same. Are you ready for the question? VOICES: Question. GRAND MASTER: As many as are in favor of the motion will make known by the voting sign of the Order. (Show of hands.) GRAND MASTER: Contrary minded? (Show of hands.)


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GRAND MASTER: The motion fails. The Grand Master, not being able to speak on the motion, thinks you have made an excellent decision. R.W. BROTHER GERSHENSON: I hope the Grand Lodge understands we merely approve the form of the resolution. We take no position with reference to it. Most Worshipful Grand Master, this morning there was presented to me a resolution signed by five Brethren with reference to the Sesquicentennial Committee. We haven't had an opportunity to study it and I would like to move that this matter be referred by the incoming Grand Master to refer this particular resolution to the Jurisprudence Committee. Motion seconded and carried. Brother Gershenson, Most Worshipful Grand Master, I now move that the entire report be approved in its entirety. Motion seconded and carried. GRAND MASTER: R.W. Brother Gershenson, may I congratulate you and your committee on the fine work you have done for me and for the Grand Lodge. To tfie Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: DISPENSATrONS

There were various dispensations issued by the Grand Master during the year. A list thereof 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 the dispensations denied, these likewise are within the sound discretion of the Grand Master. We recommend that the denial thereof be approved. HEALING

Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, through proper channels, requested Eola Lodge No. 207 of Orlando, Florida, to instruct and examine Entered Apprentice Louis M. Moeck on the "first degree" after which it would be necessary for him to petition to receive the remaining degrees. Eola Lodge No. 207 instructed, examined and conferred the remaining degrees without informing Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 until after Mr. Moeck had received said degrees. Knowing of no change in the character of Louis M. Moeck since he was first elected, the Grand Master declared him healed and a member of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 in good standing. This action is approved by the Committee as being within the discretion of the Grand Master, as provided by Section 13.140 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. II

Belle Lodge No. 373 of Missouri requested Olney Lodge No. 140 of Illinois to confer the three degrees on Melvin B. Smith, and this was done accordingly under Illinois law. Illinois law permits the conferring of degrees in less than four weeks. Brother Smith received his third degree II days after his second, which was legal under Illinois law and procedure. It was not the fault of Brother Smith, so the Grand Master declared him healed and a Master Mason in good standing.


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This action is approved by the Committee as being within the discretion of the Grand Master, as provided by Section 13.140 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. DECISIONS

The question was raised as to how many letters a secretary must write to the Lodges having concurrent jurisdiction in and around Kansas City to receive a waiver of jurisdiction on a petitioner who lives in that territory when the Lodge requesting the waiver is outside of that territory. The Grand Master ruled that it would be necessary to write a letter to the Lodge whose hall is nearest the place where the petitioner lives; or if two or more Lodges met in that hall, only the consent of the oldest Lodge is required. It is probably not a literal compliance with Section 13.020, but it appears that actually each Lodge having jurisdiction should have notice. We wiII consider this as a healing order under Section 13.140, which is discretionary with the Grand Master, and as such we approve the action of the Grand Master in this particular case. II

The question was raised as to whether a Brother who had been suspended for a number of years could pay his dues for the years missed and be eligible to receive a 50-year pin. The Grand Master ruled that the back dues could not be paid for the years under suspension in order to make him eligible to receive said pin, This action is approved as being in conformity with standing resolution on 50year buttons as provided on page lOS of the Constitution and By-Laws. III

The question was raised as to whether a custodian of a Lodge need be a member of the Lodge or a resident of the town where he was employed as a custodian of said Lodge. The Grand Master ruled that there was nothing to prevent the Lorlge hiring whom they pleased for a custodian. This is approved as being within the discretion of the Grand Master. IV

A Brother requested that his petition for affiliation be withdrawn after being presented and a Committee appointed. The Grand Master ruled that a petition for affiliation should be treated as a petition for the degrees and therefore could not be withdrawn. This is approved as being in conformity with'Sections 13.010 and 13.060 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. v The question was raised as to whether a proficiency examination given at a special Communication called for the purpose of conferring the First Degree was legal and was ruled on in the following manner: Section 7.070 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws states that Degrees may be conferred, candidates examined, the ceremonial observances conducted, so therefore the proficiency examination was legal. This action is approved as being in conformity with Section 7.070 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. VI

The Grand Master has referred to this Committee the matter of the appeal of 'Vestport Lodge No. 340, A.F. & A.M. vs Roben H. Reid. By reason of the state of


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the record the Committee recommends that the incoming Grand Master refer the file in this case to the Committee on Appeals and Grievances for its consideration. PROPOSED Al\IFND\1'FNTS OF BY-LAWS SECTION

2.010

The proposed amendment to the above section was offered at the 1965 Communication and referred to the Jurisprudence Committee, said proposed amendment reading as follows: Section 2.010 GRAND MASTER. Repeal and reenact sub-section (m) to read as follows: (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, cumulatively not in excess of $150.00 per month for the portion of the year which has elapsed. Proposed amendment for action in 1966. This proposed action is approved. Section 2.050. GRAND LECTURER. Repeal and reenact sub-section (d) to read as follows: (d) Receives for his salary $8,400 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. This proposed amendment is approved. Section 13.020. NOTIFICATION TO OTHER LODGES. Promptly after a lodge receives any petition, other than for restoration, if one, hut 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. 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. This proposed action is approved. Section 13.140. HEALING. The amendment was offered to the Grand Lodge at its 1964 Communication reading as follows: Every Freemason, who has received 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. At the 1965 Communication a substitute proposed amendment was offered by the Jurisprudence Committee, reading as follows: Section 13.140. HEALING. When it appears to the satisfaction of the Grand Master that any degree has been irregularly or illegally conferred by, or for, any Missouri Lodge, on any candidate 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 ?rder a hearing to develop


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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. The Committee has carefully considered this matter since its referral to it at the 1965 Communication and we move and recommend the adoption of the 1965 substitute amendment. At the 1965 Grand Lodge session the following amendment was proposed: Section 15.020. CONFERRING DEGREES Amend the first sentence of the section to read as follows: The first sections of the first and second degrees, and the first and second sections of the third degree can be conferred on more than one candidate at the same lime. We disapprove this proposed amendment because we do not feel it is desirable to confer degrees in classes. Section 16.110. DUAL MEMBERSHIP. Amend the first sentence of the section to read as follows: A member of a Missouri Lodge may hold membership in another lodge at the same time. ,"Ve disapprove this proposed amendment as being wholly undesirable. Section 21.050. CONSENT BY ANOTHER LODGE. Repeal and reenact Section to read as follows: The lodge desiring consent of another lodge under Section 21.050 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. This proposed amendment is approved. PROPOSED RESOLUTION. (For Action in 1966) From the amount received by the Grand Lodge from the Estate of Roy F. ;\lewman, deceased, and income thereon, $50,000.00 is set aside for appropriation by action of the Grand Lodge from time to time for the purpose in connection with the celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the Grand Lodge, as recommended from time to time by the special Committee on Sesquicentennial. 'Vith the approval of the Grand Master not to exceed $2,000.00 may be expended in each Grand Lodge fiscal year preceding the celebration, without further action of the Grand Lodge. The form of the proposed resolution is approved. The allocation of funds for this Committee is completely within the discretion of the Grand Lodge. Resolution disapproved. CLAUDE T. WOOD, WILLIAM

Roy W. HARRY

J.

HILL,

MCGHEE, GERSHENSON,

Chairman.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

R.'J\T. Bro. William H. Chapman, chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, and moved that it be received. Motion seconded and carried, and the report is as follows:


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To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. ct A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: It again comes time to report on the activities of the committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests. Perhaps it should be statcd that "Distinguished Guests" as used in this connection refers to Past Grand Masters, the Grand Masters of other Grand Jurisdictions, or their representatives, the presiding officers of appendant Grand organizations, Grand Lodge Officers and the wives of these brethren. We hope that the activities of our committee in performing our duties have been acceptable. The members of this committee and their wives have worked diligently to achieve that end. 'Ve have had the complete cooperation of the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. A. Basey Vanlandingham, and his lovely wife Lorane, for which we are grateful. W. H. CHAPMAN, Chairman, THOMAS J. DAVIS, JR., W. HUGH McLAUGHLIN, LEWIS C. ROBERT~ON, CARL I. STEIN. REMARKS BY R.W. BRO. ROBERT JOYCE

R.W. Bro. Robert Joyce, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Indiana, briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS BY R.W. BRO. JOHN W. ALVERSON

R.W. Bro. John W. Alverson, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Missouri, briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS BY W. BRO. WILLIAM J. TOBLER

W. Bro. William J. Tobler, Right Eminent Grand Commander, Knights Templar of Missouri, briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS BY W. BRO

J. FRED KLING

W. Bro. J. Fred Kling, Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council, Royal and Select Masters of Missouri, briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS BY R.W. BRO. JOHN W. CHANDLER

R.W. Bro. John W. Chandler, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, briefly addressed the brethren. REPORT OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

W. Bro. Frank K. Roy, Jr., presented the report of the Ways and Means Committee and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried and the report 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 30, 1966 and again on September 26, 1966, 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 Ways and Means Committee, thc Deputy Grand Master, Grand Treasurer, and Grand Secretary. A tentative budget to cover the period from July I, 1967, to the close of the Annual Communication of 1967 is hereby submitted to be for the same items and in the same amounts proportionately as the budget for the fiscal year of 1967-1968.


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The disbursements for the past year were reviewed and the budget items that were exceeded, are as follows: Acct. No. 28 Expenses of Grand Lodge Session 13-D Office Supplies 47 Dues Receipt Cards . 54 Committee on By-Laws (Pocket Part) 55 Committee on Mileage & Per Diem

.'5

7.54 7.41 5.03 21.56 758.99

These items in excess of the budgeted amounts, were approved by the Committee and Grand Lodge Officers. You will note that the overall expenditures were $8,770.79 under the amount budgeted. The followillg budget is presented for your consideration: GRAND LODGE BUDGET

1966-1967

RECEIPTS

1965-66 Actual

Per Capita Tax (Gross) Masonic Home-Initiation Fees Ceo. Washington Masonic Nat'I. Assn. Fees

$375,426.57 29,450.00 2,945.00

1966-67 Budget $370,680.37 28,420.00 2,842.00

Sub Total .. Less Trallsferred to: Masonic Home-Per Capita Tax Masonic Home-Initiation Fees Ceo. Washington Masonic Nat'!. Mem. Assn.

$407,821.57

$401,942.37

260,126.26 29,610.00 2,945.00

256.881.50 28,440.00 2,860.00

$1l5,140.31 8,279.00

113,760.87 10,200.00

Grand Lodge Per Capita Revenue Plus Interest Permanent and General Fund Total Current Revenue Plus: Refunds and Miscellaneous Sale of Manuals Dues Receipt Cards Sale of Grand Lodge Forms and Books

$123,419.31

$123,960.87

239.50 1,836.95 2,135.23 840.35

200.00 1,800.00 2,100.00 700.00

Gross Receipts available for Operation of Gr. Lodge

$128,471.34

$128,760.87

Because of the decrease 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 acount No. 6 for the Masonic Service Association Hospital Visitation Funds from $5,000.00 to $3,000.00 for the year 1966-1967. \Ve 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

Acct. No.

1965-1966

Actual July 1,1965 1966-1967 to June 30, 1966 Budget

BY DIRECT APPROPRIATION OF GRAND LODGE

I. Salary-Grand Secretary

$ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00


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Salary-Grand Lecturer Salary-Grand Treasurer Honorarium . Masonic Service Assn. Per Capita Masonic Service Assn. Hos. Vist. Funds Masonic Temple Assn. of St. Louis Missouri Lodge of Research Committee on Recog. of Foreign Lodges

8,400.00 500.00 2,333.33 2,184.86 3,000.00 3,600.00 1,000.00 100.00

8,400.00 500.00

4,800.00 4,200.00 1,590.65 1,200.00 2,250.00 1,409.12 200.00 1,362.56 7,507.51

5,400.00 4,800.00 2,000.00 1,200.00 2,250.00 2,000.00 300.00 3,000.00 7,500.00 1,200.00

12,383.85 974.89 286.00

13,500.00 I,l00.00 700.00

3,413.98 1.068.45 493.37 307.41 349.16 362.21 137.16

4,849.43

3,500.00 1,200.00 1,000.00 300.00 500.00 500.00 850.00 5,500.00 2,000.00 2,200.00 5,000.00

750.00 8.279.13 590.53 2,000.00 571.56 25,758.99

750.00 9,500.00 600.00 3,000.00 600.00 25,000.00

$120,219.21

$135,750.00

.

2,200.00 3,000.00 3,600.00 1,000.00 100.00

BY REQUISITION OF GRAND MASTER

20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29.

Expenses-Grand Master Expenses-Grand Lecturer Expenses-G.L.O. & Comm.'s (OGM) Conferences of G. L. Officers Conferences of DDGM and DDGL Washington Meetings Auditing . Grand Master's Contingent Fund Expenses of Grand Lodge Session Sesquicentennial Comm. . .

.

40. 41. 42. 43.

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

.

.

BY REQUISITION OF GRAND SECRETARY

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

2,005.03

BY REQUISITION OF:

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

Committee Committee Committee Committee Committee Committee

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

Be It Resolved, That the Grand Lodge appropriate $6,989.13 from the General Fund to cover the difference between the amount budgeted for Grand Lodge expenses and the annual anticipated income. WILLlA;\r A. BAGLEY, Chairman, OLIVER LUFT,

J.

N. MATTHEWS,

WALTER FRANK

H.

BAIRD,

K. Roy, JR.


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R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold, Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri, briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS BY W. BRO. GERALD GRAYSON

W. Bro. Gerald Grayson, Secretary of the Scottish Rite, briefly addressed the brethren and invited the Grand Lodge to meet at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in 1967. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM

R.W. Bro. John W. Adams, chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem and moved it be adopted subject to necessary corrections. Motion seconded and carried and the report 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-fifth Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge held in the city of St. Louis, Missouri on September 27 and 28, 1966 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

$

.

Total

783.28 582.44 1,971.12 2,331.32 265.68 50.60 185.16 229.68 178.60 177.80 20.00 147.12 173.24 19,371.88

$26,467.92

Respectfully submitted, CHARLIE CECIL

S.

HICKS,

H. DARR,

EDWARD

A. LANG,

JOHN S. SMARR, JOHN W. ADAMS, Chairman. FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS

W. Bro. R. Marvin Cowden, chairman, presented the final report of the Committee on Credentials and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried and the report 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


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present session of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, there are represented 463 Subordinate Lodges and there are present: 19 Grand Lodge Officers . 15 Past Grand Masters ........... . . 49 District Deputy Grand Masters . 55 District Deputy Grand Lecturers 446 Past Masters 430 Worshipful Masters . 176 Senior Wardens . ................ . . Junior Wardens . . 105 Chairmen of Committees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Distinguished Visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Total . 1,312 Actual attendance without duplication . . 1,208 Assistant Tilers . . . . .. . . 7 Lodges without representation . 127 Fraternally submitted, R. MARVIN COWDEN, Chairman, FRED O. WADE, FRED

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\VILLIAM VERN

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SCHNEIDER.

GRAND MASTER: Is the Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee still present? (No response.) GRAND MASTER: Is a member of the Jurisprudence Committee present? (Bro. Roy W. McGhee responds.) GRAND MASTER: Would you come up here to answer a technical question. Brethren, the question has arisen insofar as the Report of the Jurisprudence Committee was concerned. I have an attorney on my right and another one on my left over there. One of them wonders whether the Report of the Jurisprudence Committee was approved completely. Not being a lawyer and not being bothered at all with these legal questions, I would entertain a motion that it was the intent of this Grand Lodge to adopt those sections and amendments that were so voted and reject those that were voted down. R.W. Bro. William H. Chapman: I so move. Said motion was seconded and carried. APPOINTMENTS

R.W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner, Grand Secretary, then read the appointments to Grand Lodge offices for the ensuing year. Grand Lecturer Freelon K. Hadley .. Senior Grand Deacon William H. Chapman Junior Grand Deacon Thomas J. Davis, Jr. .......... Senior Grand Steward W. Hugh McLaughlin . . . . .. Junior Grand Steward Walter L. Walker .... Robert L. McKinney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Senior Grand Marshal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Junior Grand Marshal Herman A. Orlick .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Grand Sword Bearer Lester M. Heckman ....................... Grand Pursuivant J. Clyde Butler .....


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INSTALLATION

The hour for installation having arrived, M.W. Bro. Vanlandingham stated that M.W. Bro. Frank P. Briggs act as Grand Master for the installation; M.W. Bro. H~rold Grauel, Grand Marshal, and M.W. Bro. Harold Jayne as Grand Chaplain, and pursuant to this request they installed the officers. PRESENTATIONS

M.vV. Bro. Morrison presented the Apron, and the Jewel was presented by M.W. Bro. Richard O. Rumer. Gold identification card was presented by Grand Secretary. A gift was presented by the Square Club. A check for three hundred dollars was presented by the Worshipful Master of Missouri Lodge No. l. GRAND MASTER MURRAY: Brethren, I guess the time has come when we are going to have to do some work now. In the past year Basey has done all the work and I haven't had to do very much. Before we close this Grand Lodge I would like to tell you that I have taken it up with the other Senior Officers and according to the By-Laws we may do this: Our Grand Lodge session next year will be on Monday and Tuesday. Brethren, maybe I ought to say a few words to you Brethren out in the seats. Many of you have come to me and asked me to attend your meetings. I want to attend all of them I can. J will assure you that if there is a meeting in the City of St. Louis or there is a meeting out here 50 or 100 miles from St. Louis, I consider that Lodge to be more important than this big Lodge here, because you, I know, would like to have the Grand Master come out. Of course, I won't be able to come to all your Lodges, because there are 590 Lodges and there are only 365 days in the year, but I will do as much as I can. . M.W. BRO. ARONSON: Most vVorshipful Grand Master, what I have to say is not unimportant, but I think I can be heard from here. Arising from the necessary change in our custom is the fact that a Grand Master who retires from office goes out quietly without the recognition that he deserves after a tour of many years of duty, climaxed by one year of exceptionally hard and important duties to the Grand Lodge. Before we conclude I would like to move that the Brethren here assembled extend their appreciation to Most Worshipful Brother A. Basey Vanlandingham by a rising vote of thanks and compliment for his splendid service to us during the year just closed. Motion seconded and carried (applause).


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Benediction was given by R.'짜. Bro. lain.

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CLOSING

The M.W. Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri rested from its labors, and was closed in Ample Form, this day, the 28th day of September, 1966, no further business appearing, to meet ag-ain in St. Louis, Missouri, the last monday, viz. the 25th day of September, 1967. ELMER W. WAGNER,

Gmnd Seaetar)l. STANDING COMMITTEES 1966-1967

Credentials-Vern H. Schneider, Chairman, 16 Lindworth Lane, St. Louis, Mo. 63124; R. Marvin Cowden, 924 E. Normal St., Springfield, Mo. 65804; William W. Gray, 5511 Lydia Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. 64110; John H. Hicks, Lebanon, Mo. 6:>536; Fred O. Wade, Ozark, Mo. 65721. Grand Maste1"s Address-A. Basey Vanlandingham, Chairman, Box 711, Columbia, Mo. 65201; 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-Joseph A. Halley, Chairman, 2248 Kenosho Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63114; Eugene Taylor, Sarcoxie, Mo. 64862; 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; Erwin A. Hamann, 5724 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63123; Lloyd A. Cleaveland, 822 Jackson St., Chillicothe, Mo. 64601; J. Edward Blinn, Marshfield, Mo. 65706. Jurisprudence-Harry Gershenson, Chairman, 611 Olive Street, St. Louis Mo. 63101; William J. Hill, 1354 Home Savings Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. 64106; Roy W. McGhee, 122 S. Main St., Piedmont, Mo. 63957; James P. Hull, 435 Krug Park Place, St. Joseph, Mo. 64505; Dewey Routh, 214 Ramsey Bldg., Rolla, Mo. 65401. Ways and Means-Oliver Luft (I), Chairman, 5435 Goethe Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63109; William A. Bagley (3), Shelbina, Mo. 63468; Jack N. Matthews (3), 1330 Major Drive, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101; Walter H. Baird (2), 234 E. Parkway Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201; Frank K. Roy, Jr. (2),545 East lOlst Terr., Kansas City, Mo. 64131. Relief and Charity-Harry C. Ploetze, Chairman, 5729 Lindenwood Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109; Elvis A. Mooney, 117 North Prairie St., Bloomfield, Mo. 63825; Roy J. Sander, 253 Papin, Webster Groves, Mo. 63119. 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 F. Drescher, 104 Embassy Lane, St. Louis, Mo. 63122; William NaIl, 833 South Avenue, Springfield, Mo. 65806; Sherman A. Smith, Box 43, Joplin, Mo. 64801. Necrology-Bruce H. Hunt, Chairman, Box 188, Kirksville, Mo. 63501; Frank P. Briggs, 1132 N. Jackson St., Macon, Mo. 63552; 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; John T. Heard, Sr., 8538 Rosalie Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63144; William V McCollum,


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800 West Pershing St., Springfield, Mo. 65806; 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; Carl I. Stein, 5336 Enright Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63112; Herbert E. Duncan, 439 West 58th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64113; William J. Craig, 1035 South Pickwick, Springfield, Mo. 65804; Albert H. Van Gels, 24 Spring Drive, Florissant, Mo. 63031; Freelon K. Hadley (ex-officio member), 3412 Duncan Street, St. Joseph, Mo. 64507. Mileage and Per Diem-John W. Adams, Chairman, 253 Farmers Sav. Bank Bldg., Marshall, Mo. 65340; Edward A. Lang, 10258 Driver Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63114; Charles Hicks, Monroe City, Mo. 63456; John S. Smarr, II 15 S. Ellis St., Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701; Cecil Darr, Kirksville, Mo. 63501. Correspondence-Bruce H. Hunt, Box 188, Kirksville, Mo. 63501. Masonic Education-Lewis C. (Wes) Cook, Chairman (3), 3233 Chippewa Drive, Kansas City, Mo. 64116; Harold O. Grauel (I), Box 389, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701; Frank P. Briggs (I), II32 N. Jackson St., Macon, Mo. 63552; Robert H. Arnold (2), 15 West Tenth St., Kansas City, Mo. 64105; O. Wes Konering (3), 611 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63101; John T. Suesens (2), 1202~ Ashland Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. 64506. Building Supervisory Board-Roy W. McGhee, Chairman (2), 122 S. Main, Piedmont, Mo. 63957; James M. Bradford (3), 4165a Shaw Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63110; Fred C. Heuermann (I), 11610 Kingsport Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63138. Entertainment of Distinguished Guests-Herman A. Orlick, Chairman, 1678 Avignon Court, St. Louis, Mo. 63122; Lewis C. Robertson, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63112; Thomas J. Davis, J1'.; Box 217, Piedmont, Mo. 63957; W. Hugh McLaughlin, 530 Professional Bldg., 1103 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. 64106; Russell E. Eickmeyer, 6970 Lake Valley Drive, Florissant, Mo. 63033; Harry Gershenson, 611 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63101. By-Laws-Martin B. Dickinson, Chairman, 15 West Tenth St., Kansas City, Mo. 64105; Orestes Mitchell, Jr., 717 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph, Mo. 64509; Robert C. Brinkman, 611 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63101; Richard O. Rumer, 1509 Washington Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63103. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 1966-1967

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; A. Basey Vanlandingham, Box 711, Columbia, Mo. 65201; James W. Skelly, 8357 Big Bend Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63119; Frank P. Briggs, 1132 N. Jackson St., Macon, Mo. 63552. 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 389, 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 11th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64105. Public Schools-Harry C. Avery, Chairman, 6802 Smiley Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63139; Robert H. Arnold, 15 West Tenth St., Kansas City, Mo. 64105; Marvin P. Blackmore, 613 E. Lake Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201; Herman L. Huelster, 727 Harlem Avenue, Joplin, Mo. 64801; Bruce H. Hunt, Box 188, Kirksville, Mo. 63501; Roy W. McGhee, 122 S. Main St., Piedmont, Mo. 63957; w. Raymond Usher, 1500 Country Club Dr., Hannibal, Mo. 63401.


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Audit-Harvey & Wagener, 7810 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63105. Representatives to Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis-Alfred M. Frager, Chairman, 1219 Washington Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63103; Thomas H. Heape, 6233 Sunshine Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63109; Barney L. Arterbury, 6739 Pernod Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63139. OFFICERS OF MASONIC HOME 1966-1967

President, William R. Denslow, Box 529, Trenton, Mo. 64683; Vice President, Albert H. Van Gels, 5735 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, Mo. 63120; Treasurer, Harry C. Ploetze, 5729 Lindenwood Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109; Secretary, Lewis C. Robertson, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63112. DIRECTORS OF MASONIC HOME 1966-1967

Russell E. Murray, 1717 June Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63138; William R. Denslow, Box 529, Trenton, Mo. 64683; Elvis A. Mooney, Bloomfield, Mo. 63825; J. Morgan Donelson, Box 211, Princeton, Mo. 64673; Harry C. Ploetze-1967, 5729 Lindenwood Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109; Albert H. Van Gels-l 967, 5723 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; Eugene E. Northern-1969, 4th & Rolla Sts., Rolla, Mo. 64501; W. Raymond Usher-I 969, 1500 Country Club Dr., Hannibal, Mo. 63401; Roy J. Sander-1970, 253 Papin, Webster Groves, Mo. 63119; Lloyd C. Seaman-1970, 3129 Felix, St. Joseph, Mo. 64501. 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

Year Of Service

James W. Skelly, 8357 Big Bend Rd., Webster Groves 63119. . .1935-36 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 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 389, Cape Girardeau 63701. . .. 1959-60 Bruce H. Hunt, Box 188, Kirksville 63501. . . . . . . . . . 1960-61


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Robert H. Mann, 101 W. Eleventh St., Kansas City 64105. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin B. Dickinson, 15 W. Tenth St., Kansas City 64105 Arthur U. Goodman, Jr., Box 153, Kennett 63857 George F. Morrison, 1250 Macklind Ave., St. Louis 63110 . A. Basey Vanlandingham, Box 711, Columbia 65201.

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 1966路1967 1. Leroy Ronnel', Kahoka 63445

2. L. Dale Gardner, 3 Overbrook Dr., Kirksville 63501 3. Eugene D. Mallette, Newtown 64667 4. Norman Sager, 908 East Eighth St., Trenton 64683 5. Floyd E. Eberhart, Gilman City 64642 6. Carroll B. Simmons, King City 64463 7. Harry E. Nelson, Route 2, Skidmore 64487 8. Emil J. Bratrud, Rock Port 64482 9. Marvin T. Rainey, 1614 South 25th St., St. Joseph 64507 10. Charles B. Whitchurch, Box 103, Winston 64689 II. Joe L. Moore, Box 35, Liberty 64068 12. Vaughn E. Smith, Route 1, Polo 64671 13. Richard A. Johnson, 648 Crosby St., Brookfield 64628 14. Raymond M. Skinner, Route 2, Callao 63534 15. Henry F. Burkhead, Route 3, Box 150, Hannibal 63401 16. Robert W. Meier, 1812 Georgia Ave., Louisiana 63353 17. John T. Lutz, Paris 65275 18. William C. Durbin . 206 East Burkhart, Moberly 65270 19. Earl Washam, Sumner 64681 20. Charles G. Kuhn, Hwy. 139 S, Bosworth 61623 21. Orville L. Livingston, Edgerton 64444 22a. William W. Ragan, 2316 Erie St., North Kansas City 64116 22b. Forrest O. B. Allen, 405 Willow Way, Lee's Summit 64063 23. Dallas L. Anderson. 622 East Main St., Richmond 64085 24. Harry Quinley, 427 S. Lafayette, Marshall 65340

1961-62 1962-63 1963-64 .1964-65 1965-66

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 1966路1967 1. Merle B. Graham, 358 W. Maple Ave., Kahoka 63445 2. Leo B. Kennedy, Edina 63537

3. John S. Stillwell, Lucerne 64655 4. Charles H. Stickler, 8 Town & Country Lane, Trenton 64683 5. Wilburn Scott Christie, New Hampton 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 61494 I I. Robert A. Corum, R.R. I, Excelsior

Springs 64024 12. Ray Carpenter, R.R. I, Chillicothe 64601 13. Virgil ,\7. Slaughter, Meadville 64659 14. George E. Grubb, Monroe City 63456

15. Lee B. Turner, 4907 Prospect, Hannibal 63401 16. Russell J. Rowe, Route 2, Louisiana 63353 17. Francis A. Ely, Monroe City 63456 18. Edwin B. Hawkins, Box 125, Higbee 65257 19. Herbert D. DeWeese, Route 2, Box 60, Brunswick 65236 20. Chesley E. McAfee, Bosworth 61623 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 21. Wilbur L. Hains, Rt. 2, Miami 65344


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25. Sam V. Cochran, 308 Weyland Rd., Boonville 65233 26. Murry E. Glascock, Box 87, Ashland 65010 27. Boyd X. Harvey, Steedman 65077 28. W. Lee Brewster, High Hill 63350 29. Eugene E. Taylor, Box 235, 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. O. Wes Konering, 611 Olive St., St. Louis 63101 33b. J. Edward McIlvaine, 7474 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis 63130

34. Willard R. McGowcn, Harrisonville 64701 35. James N. Bradley, Route 4, Rich Hill 64779 36. Chas. H. Malone, 311 Goodrich Dr., Warrensburg 64093 37. Ervin F. Wright, Appleton City 64724 38. Floyd C. Kuhn, Crocker 65452 39. G. 40. 41. 42. 43.

Edward Schwieder, Steelville 65565 Vernon A. Evans, 1120 South Fourth, De Soto 63020 Carl R. Deck, Buffalo 65622 Alfred Wisehart, Route I, Everton 65616 Leo Hillier, Harwood 64750

44. W. Larrance Roe, 1815 Michigan, Joplin 64803 45. Clarence Bumgarner, Strafford 65757 46. Lorcn S. Kirkpatrick, Box 287, Mountain Grove 65711 47. Lloyd C. Risby, Ellsinore 63937 48. Floyd H. Buckner 301 S. Main, Box 602, Desloge 63601 49. Paul F. Sitze, 1738 Themis St., Cape Girardeau 63701 50. Lloyd S. Morgan, Jr., Box 93, Advance 63730 51. Virgil H. Baldwin, Box 161, Marston 63866

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25. Arthur 1,. Collins, 109 E. Broadway, New Franklin 65274 26. Raymond E. Lee, 509 Texas Ave., Columbia 65201 27. William A. Gamblian, Vandalia 63382 28. David O. Morrow, 314 N. Harper, Montgomery City 63361 29. Herbcrt J. Crosby, Box 53, Winfield 63389 30. Joseph B. Peyton, 1816 Boonslick Rd., St. Charles 63301 31. Alfred 1,. Gates, California 65018 32.

J.

Dan Shepard, 2 W. Springfield Ave., Union 63084 33a. Thomas J. Lehmann, 933 Strodtman Rd., St. Louis 63138 33b. Carl M. Holland, 7916 Underhill Dr., St. Louis 63133 33e. William F. Jackson, 8033 Audrain Drive, St. Louis 63121 34. T. B. Prettyman, Harrisonville 64701 35. Ralph O. Fritts, Amsterdam 64723 36. Lloyd C. Kennon, 1523 So. Harrison Ave., Sedalia 65301 37. Philip D. Trainer, 106 E. Tebo St., 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 St., Crystal City 63019 41. Leo H. Pitts, Weaubleau 65774 42. Lacey Stapp, Box 12, Greenfield 65661 43. Eugene E. McFarland, Box 146, Liberal64762 44. Joy 1,. Ortloff, R.R. 1, Carthage 64836 45. William V McCollum, 800 W. Pershing St., Springfield 65806 46. Ronnie 1,. House, Box 335, Mansfield 65701 47. LeRoy P. Lewis, Van Buren 63965 48. Burette B. Shannon, 600---5th St., :Flat River 63603 49. Robert Goza, Jr., 215 E. Monroe St., Jackson 63755 50. John M. Duckett, 207 W. Gladys, Sikeston 63801 51. William Carter Bell. 511 Matthews Ave.. Sikeston 63801


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52. Charles E. Divine, 924 Cedar, Poplar Bluff 63901 53. Frank E. Harr, Box 189, Willow Springs 65587 54. Alonzo R. Mottesheard, Point Lookout 65726 55. Paul Pitts, 210 8th St., Monett 65708 56. George R. Chesney, 1026 Shartcl Dr., Neosho 64850 57. Gerald W. Burnworth, 700 Karlsruhe Pl., St. Louis 63125

58. Harold A. Reichel, 110 Autry St., Eldon 65026 59. Dowell Hays, 1801 High Grove Rd., Grandview 64030 60. Sol Astrachan, Box 697, Kennett 63857

1966

52. Ardell O. Kennedy, 2538 N. Main St., Poplar Bluff 63901 53. A. E. Blackwood, 711 Park St., Willow Springs 65587 M. 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. Elmer J. Rohr, 11 Sussex Dr., St. Louis 63119 57b. Richard L. Kieffer, 1503 Belton Ave., Webster Groves 63119 58. Claude W. Dunnaway, 511 S. Oak St., Versailles 65084 59. Owen S. Taylor, 1119 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. Seq'., 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, 801-13th St. N.W., Washington, D. C. 20005. Florida, William A. Whitcomb, 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. Indianil. Dwight L. Smith, P. G. M .. 525 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis 46204.

Iowa, Ralph E. Whipple, Box 279, Cedar Rapids 52406. 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, 333 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 70130. Maine, Earl D. Webster, 415 Congress St., Portland 04111. Maryland, Gerald M. Pine, 225 ~. Charles St., Baltimore 21201. Massachusetts, Earl W. Taylor, 51 Boylston St., Boston 02116. Michigan, Glenn L. All, 233 E. FulLon St., Grand Rapids 49502. Minnesota, David E. Palmer, Sixth and Smith Streets, 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, 19th and Douglas Streets, Omaha 68102.


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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 08608. New Mexico, Chandler C. Thomas, Box 1805, Albuquerque 87103. New York, Wendell K. Walker, 71 W. 23d St., New York City 10010. North Carolina, Charles A. Harris, Box 6506, Raleigh 27602. North Dakota, Clifford E. Miller, P. O. Box 1269, Fargo 58103. 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, W. Dexter Elliott, 1119 S.W. Park Ave., 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., 1401 Senate St., Columbia 29201. South Dakota, John S. Rowe, Box 468, Sioux Falls 57101. Tennessee, Wallace P. Douglas, Box 216, Nashville 37202. Texas, Harvey C. Byrd, Box 446, Waco 76703. Utah, Clarence M. Groshell, 650 E. South Temple St., Salt Lake City 84102. Vermont, D. Burleigh Smalley, Jr., Box 443, Burlington 05402. Virginia, Archer B. Gay, 107 W. Broad St., Richmond 23220. Washington, Daniel T. Simmons, 47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma 98402. West Virginia, Julian B. Hollingsworth, Box 2346, Charleston 25328. Wisconsin, Paul W. Grossenbach, 1123 N. Astor St., Milwaukee 53202. Wyoming, Marcus R. Nichols, Box 459, Casper 82602.

Grand Lodge Alberta Argentina Austria Belgium Brazil (Ceara)

Grand Secretary Edward H. Rivers Hector L. Andonequi Rudolph Rappos Andre Saccasyn Luis N. de Mattos

Brazil (Minas 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 Jacy Garnier de Baccellar Kurt Max Hauser Brasiliano de Souza

Brazil (Sao Paulo) British Columbia

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

Canada

Ewart G. Dixon

Chile China

Ernesto Silva-Roman Lott H. T. Wei

Colombia (Barranquilla)

Ricardo Steffens

Colombia (Cartagena) Costa Rica Cuba

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

Denmark

163

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, Florianopolis Apartado 72, Sao Paulo 692 Seymour St., Vancouver P. O. Drawer 217, Hamilton, Onto Casilla 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


164

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Ecuador

Dr. Bruno Sadun M.

England

James W. Stubbs

Finland

Marui V. Mustakallio

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

S.

J.

L. Humbert

James L. McCuller Richard Mueller-Boerner A. G. Maratos Lauro A. Rivera F.

Honduras

Ramon H. Rivas

Iceland

Olafer Gislason

India

P. M. Sundaram

Ireland

J. O. Harte

Israel Italy (Grand Orient) Japan

Sblomo 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 (EI Potosi)

Jose Mendoza Alfaro

Mexico (N uevo 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. J. Van Loo

New Brunswick New South 'Vales New Zealand Nicaragua

A. C. Lemmon R. H. Burley F. G. Northern, P. G. D. Eli Tablada Solis

Norway Nova Scotia

R. Nerem Harold F. Sipprell

Panama Peru Philippine Islands

Juan E. Urriola Victor R. Iparraguirre Estaban Munarriz

Prince Edward Island

Floyd Drake

1966 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 39, Ypsilantou St., Athens Apartado Postal 34, Guatemala City Apartado 28, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, C. A. Freemasons' Hall, Borgartun 4, Reykjavik P. O. Box 681, Janpath, New Delhi Freemasons' Hall. Molesworth St., Dublin Tel Aviv, Box 2080 Rome No. 13 Sakae-Cho Minato路 Ku, Masonic Temple, Tokyo, Japan Masonic Temple, Winnipeg 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 Saint John Sydney Box 6439, Wellington Box 102, Managua, D. N., Nicaragua Nedre Volgatc 19, Oslo Freemasons' Hall, Halifax Apartado 84, Panama City Apartado 587, Lima 1440 San Marcelino, Manila Box 337, Charlottetown


1966

165

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Juan L. Matos Cintron McL. Marshall

Puerto Rico Quebec

J.

Queensland

V. I. Carter

Salvador, El

Humberto Acosta

Saskatchewan Scotland South Australia

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

Sweden

Sven Svedin

Swiss Alpina

Humbert Veuovaglia

Tasmania Turkey

N afiz Ekemen

Venezuela Victoria Western Australia

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

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

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 Brungasse 30 (3000) Berne Hobart NUTUziya 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.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35.

Missouri Meridian Beacon Howard United O'Sullivan

.

. . . . .

33-B. 33-A. 33-A 25 45

.

45

Geo. Washington . Agency . Pauldingville . Tyro . Rising Sun . Eolia... . . Western Star . Memphis . Clarksville . Palmyra . . Paris Vnion . St. Louis .......................• Havana . Wellington ..................•••• Florida .......................•• Wyaconda . Naphtali .....................••. Ava . Evergreen . St. John'S . Windsor . HuntsviIIe . Liberty . Humphreys . Ralls . Troy . Mercer .

. . .

Oct. 19, 1867

33-A 9 30 40 21 16 10

. . . . , ..

1

16 15 17 33-B 6

. .

9

.

17 15 33-A 46 32 15 37 18 ]1 3 17 29

.

4

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

. . . . . . . . .

May 10, 1849 June 1, 1866 May 8,1852 Apr. 7, 1825 May 6,1852 Oct. 16, 1884 June I, 1866 May 6,1852 Oct. 8,1830 Apr. 25,1831 Mar. I, 1835 Oct. 24, 1836 Oct. 16, 1879 May 6,1852 May 6,1852 Oct. II, 1877 Oct. 14, 1839 Oct. 13, 1887 May 26,1864 Oct. 14, 1839 June2,1866 Oct. 8,1840 Oct. 9,1840 Oct. 13, 1887 June 9, 18tj3 Oct. 7, 1841 June 9, 1853


166

1966

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

. 36. Cooper . 37. Hemple . 38. Callao . 39. De Witt . 40. Mt. Moriah . 41. Bismarck 42. 43. Jefferson 44. Fair Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 45. Bonhomme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46. Wentzville 47. Fayette 48.- Fulton 49. Holt. . . . 50. Xenia........................... 51. Livingston 52. Wakanda 53. Weston 54. Index 55. Arrow Rock 56. Tipton 57. Richmond 58. Monticello 59. Centralia 60. New Bloomfield 61. Waverly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 62. Vinci I 63. Cambridge 64. Monroe......................... 65. Pattonsburg 66. Grant City 67. . 68. Kennett . 69. Sullivan . 70. Armstrong . 71. Savannah . 72. Gorin . 73. Eureka Warren . 74. . 75. Silex . 76. Independence . 77. Lebanon . 78. St. Joseph . 79. Polar Star . 80. Bridgeton 81. . 82. Jackson . 83. Laclede . . 84. Webster Groves. . . 85. Miami . . 86. Brookfield . 87. Washington . 88. Defiance . 89. Friend'ihip . 90. Russellville . 91. Madison . 92. Perseverance . 93. St. Mark's . 94. Vienna 95. Pomegranate .. 96. St. Andrews . . 97. Bethany

25 II .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 14 20 33-A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 48

Oct. 9.1841 Oct. 18. 1900 June 2.1866 Oct. 17, 1878 Oct. 14, 1841 Oct. 15, 1891

31 41 57 30 25 27

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. II, 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 June2,1866 June 2.1866 May 29, 1854 Oct. 10. 1894

II

7 25 20 21 34 24 31 23 15 26 27 23 11 24 17 10 6

· . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ·............ · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ·............ · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ·........... · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ·............ . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

60 32 25 9

. .

I

19 19 29 59 39 9 33-B 57

.

.

. .

13 38 57 ............... 24 . 13 42 6 12 31 17 16 49 . 39 33-B . 14 5

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. ]4, ]846 Oct. 14, ]846 . . . . . . . . . .

Oct. 15, 1846 May 25,1854 Oct. 21, ]897 June 2,1866 June2.1866 Oct. 12, 1847 Oct. 17, 1878 Oct. 12, 1847 Oct. II, 1888 Oct. 12. 1847 Oct. 12, 1847 Oct. 14.1847 Oct. 17,1878 Sept. 21,1916 May 10, 1848 May 25,1854


1966 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124. 125. 126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. 136. 137. 138. 139. 140. 141.

Webster . Mt. Vernon . Ash Grove . Bogard . Bloomington . West View ................â&#x20AC;˘..... Heroine . Kirksville . Gallatin . Greenville .

45 55 45 20 14 49 22-B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2 10 52

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

Stanberry Marcus Trenton Maitland. . . . . Plattsburg Twilight Laddonia Barnes..... Helena

'. . . . . . . . . . .

6 48 4 8 11 26 27 46 9

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

. .

40 21

De Soto Compass Erwin Triplett Hermann Union Star Gentryville Seaman Athens Lorraine Monett Hume Potosi Farmington Star of the West Olean Braymer Phoenix Delphian Lincoln Oregon

'"

33-B

145. 146. 147. 148. 149. 150. 151. 152. 153. 154. 155. 156. 157.

. . .

19 32 10 6

. .

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 June2,1866 May 31,1855

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

Irondale Modern......................... Latimer.........................

35 25 40 41 39

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

Cass

34

Oct. 17, 1867

L~xi~gton

23 9 18 38 50 48

June 4, 1855 May 28, 1858 June 11, 1855 Oct. 12, 1869 May 28, 1859 Oct. 17, 1901

;

Amsterdam

142. Pleasant Grove 143. 144.

167

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Btrmmg Milton.......................... Linn Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bloomfield Ionic .......................... . Ashland North Star 158. Mountain Grove " 159. Green City

. ..

3 6

. ..

5

.

55 35 40 48 48 58 12 16 47 9 8

. . .

26 8 46 3

. " ., "

. . . . . .. ..

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

May 28,1859 May 29, 1856 Oct. 15, 1885 Oct. 16, 1884


168 160. 161. 162. 163. 164. 165. 166. 167. 168. 169. 170. 171. 172. 173. 174. 175. 176. 177. l'78. 179. 180. 181. 182. 183. 184. 185. 186. 187. 188. 189. 190. 191. 192. 193. 194. 195. 196. 197. 198. 199. 200. 201. 202. 203. 204. 205. 206. 207. 208. 209. 210. 211. 212. 213. 214. 215. 216. 217. 218. 219. 220. 221.

]966

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Pleasant Clifton Hill Whitesville Occidental Joachim

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

.

'!

. . . .

, . ,

Point Pleasant Texas Griswold ".,.................... Pride of the West , Pyramid •••••••••••••••

0

41 18 9 33-B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 40

Oct. 27,1867 Oct. IS, 1858 May 28,1856 May 29, 1856 May 31,1856

2 21 12 3 14 32 26

May 26, ]864 Oct. 19, 186'7 May 3D, 1857 May 30,1857 Oct. 14, 1875 Oct. 23,1903 May 30, 1857

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

. . .

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

••••••••

Pilot Knob California Morley Chamois

46 31 50 31

Oct. 17, 1895 Oct. 19,1898 Oct. 19, 1899 May 28,1859

Hermon Hannibal Zeredatha Putnam.........................

43 15 9 3

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

Frankford Angerona Wellsville Bolivar Quitman. Carthage Allensville New Hope...................... Sonora.... . . Ravenwood . Westville . Brumley . Rowley . Trilumina . Somerset . Clay . Salisbury . " .. , ' . Poplar Bluff . Unionville . Hickory Hill . Four Mile . Rolla.. . . Forest City . Hornersville . Hale City . Barhee , . Good Hope . Albert Pike . Kansas City . Mystic Tie .

May 26,1859 May 28,1859 28 · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. May 30,1860 41 Oct. 19, 1867 7 May 30,1860 44 · , Oct. 19, 1867 6 · , May 30, 1860 29 · . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 31, 1860 8 ·............ Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 13,1892 7 ·............... 19 ......... June 2,1866 38 · . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 1'7, 1878 21 · . . . . . . . . Oct. 19, ]R67 24 · . . . . . . . . Dec. 9,1867 May 29,1861 3 May 30, 1861 11 19 Oct. 19, 1867 52 . May 3D, 1861 3 .. May 30,1861 Oct. 19, 1867 31 flO Oct. 19. IR67 . , May 30,1861 39 May 30,1861 8 May 30,1861 60 20 Oct. 12, 1893 24 Oct. 19, 1867 33-B May 30, ]861 22-B. Oct. 17, 1895 22-A May 30,1861 49 May 30,1861

16

II

·

,


1966

222. La Belle........................ 223. Ray 224. Hamilton 225. Salem........................... 226. Saline 227. Cypress 228. Shelbina 229. 230. St. James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231. Cardwell 232. Polo 233. Bucklin 234. St. Francois 235. ................................ . 236. Sedalia . 237. La Plata. . .. . . .. 238. Rushville 239. Hopewell 240. 241. Palestine 242. . 243. Keystone

283.

39 60 12 13 48

May 28,1863 Oct. 19, 1899 Oct. 17, 1878 May 26,1864 May 26,1864

36

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

14 9 47

May 26, 1865

30 .

.

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

Carroll

20

Oct. 19, 1867

Hope

32

Oct. 16, 1868

Laredo Butler Alton Shekinah Lodge of Light

4 35 53 40

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

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

Aurora .........................â&#x20AC;˘ Lodge of Truth . Brotherhood . New Salem . Solomon . Granite . St. Clair . Cold Spring .

33-B 14

. .

9

..

29 45 36 37 36

. . . . .

Grand River Wm. D. Muir Essex Hogles Creek

34 25 50 41

Middle Fabius 245. Knob Noster 246. MOnlgomery 247. Neosho

2R2.

14

Oct. II, 1888 Sept. 21, 1921 Oct. 19, 1867 May 29,1862 May 29,1862 May 29,1862 May 29,1862

15 23 12 39 48 13

33-B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. I 36 28 56

244.

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. 27./}. 276. 277. 27R. 279. 2RO. 281.

169

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

. . . .

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

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

Fenlon Cosmos Stockton

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

5

57

1868 1868 1868 1868 1868

Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 19, 1922 Oct. 18, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15. 1868 Oct. 16, 1879 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. I 1,1878 Sept. 29. 1904 Oct. 15, 1868

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

33-A..... . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 42

15, 15, 15, 15, 15,

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


170

1966

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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.

Canopy Earl

55 10

328. 329. 330. 331. 332. 333. 334. 335. 336. 337. 338. 339. 340. 341. 342. 343. 344. 345.

Cainsville

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

. . . . . . . . . .

Sampson Temple Doric

15 41

Oct. 17, 1889 Oct. 15, 1868

.,. .,.

7

.

1 2

43 44 8 31 54

.

.,.

53

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

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

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

45

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

22-A...................

Lick Creek Osage

. .

17 43

Cecile Daylight Ashlar New London Parrott

. . . .

49 1"7 10

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

Sikeston Kearney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Cuba Meramec

50 11 39 57

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

Jerusalem Rural Osborn Eldorado Paulville Versailles Jonathan " Hardin Cornerstone McDonald

42

.

22-A

.

. . . . . . . . . .

~~~er:. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

327. Mt. Zion .

. .

.

22-A.

10 1 2 58 6 20 33-B .. 59 13 31 53

5

....

..

. .

.

. .

..

Paul Revere. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charity Excello

33-A.............. . . . .. 9

Breckenridge Joplin Hallsville Blue Springs Herculaneum Fidelity Westport .. "

12 44 26 59 40 21 22-B .....

. . . . . . .

14

. . . . .

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 . Oct. 13,1870 Oct. II, 1894

Circle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . ... ...

37

Oct. 13, 1870

Moberly Fellowship

18 44

Oct. 31, 18'70 Oct. 13, 1870


1966 346. 347. 348. 349. 350. 351. 352. 353. 354. 355. 356. 357. 358. 359. 360. 361. 362. 363. 364. 365. 366. 367. 368. 369. 370. 371. 372. 373. 374. 375. 376. 377.

Oct. 13, 1870 Sept. 17, 1919

39

Arlin/?ton Amenca

33-B, , . . . . .

Pollock Mosaic Friend Barnesville Hebron Adelphi. . . . . . . . . Ancient Landmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Northwest . Garrett . Tuscan ...................•....• Riddick . Hiram . Fraternal , , Higginsville ,........... Bayou Adair , Barry Crescent Hill Composite , Williamstown Sheldon..... . . Non Pareil ,.................. BelIe

3

Oct. 16, 1884

48

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

54 47 27 21 26

2

Oct. 16, 1884 Oct. 13, 1871 . Oct. 15, 1870 . Oct. 13, 18'71 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 15, 1870 Oct. 14, 1880 Oct. 11, 1888 Oct. 13, 1881

55 35 52 15 43 34 39

Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 15, 1870 Oct. 11, 1883 Oct. 17, 1873 Sept. 27, 1906

8 42

33-A, 41 3~

23 53

'

. .

oct. 13, 1870

6 10 54 1 58

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

Pythagoras East Prairie Richland

55 50 38

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

Woodside

53

Oct. 13, 1871

3

Oct. 13, 1871

Raytown........................ 59 Christian 59 Bee Hive ' 11

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

Western Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Gower Jasper Pike Decatur......................... Carterville Malta '. Lowry City Rosendale Everton Malden Charleston

Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 12, 1893 Oct. 17, 1901 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 26,1896 Oct. 15, 1885 Oct. 13,1881 Oct. 12, 1893

Waynesville King Hill Ancient Craft 3'78. Berlin 379. Billings ,........................ 380. Queen City 381. Ionia

382. 383. 384. 385. 386. 387. 388. 389. 390. 391. 392. 393. 394. 395. 396. 397. 398. 399. 400. 401. 402. 403. 404. 405. 406. 407.

171

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Arcana

.

38

9

41 11 44 16 55 44 24 37

9 42 60 50


172 408. 409. 410. 411. 412. 413. 414. 415. 416. 417. 418. 419. 420. 421. 422. 423. 424. 425. 426. 427. 428. 429. 430. 431. 432. 433. 434. 435. 436. 437. 438. 439. 440. 441. 442. 443. 444. 445. 446. 447. 448. 449. 450. 451. 4,1)2. 453. 454. 455. 456. 457. 458. 459. 460. 461. 462. 463. 464. 465. 466. 467. 468.

1966

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Montrose' Louisville Iberia Joppa Appleton City Valley Greensburg Hunnewell Cache Whitewater

. . . . . . . . . .

37 29 38 46 37 9 2 14 33-B 49

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

. . . . . . . . .

37 33-A 41 45 4 48 36 19

New Madrid Winona Competition Macks Creek Wheeling Rockbridge Temperance Mt. Olive Trowel Excelsior Burlington Anchor Ada West Gate Ivanhoe Jacoby Schell City

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

,

. . . . . . . . . . .

Belton Forsyth Continental Wallace '" Jonesburg Melville Hazelwood Lambskin Caruthersville Santa Fe CiHton Concordia Southwest Pleasant Hope

, .,

,

. . . . . . . . .

I

. .. . . . ..

. . .

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. I, 1878 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 21,1897

II

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, 1873

45 49 49

.

7

..

33-B 23 57 22-B 6 43

. . .

.

34

Oct. 16, 1872

54 ]0

Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 21, 1903

25 28 42 45 33-R 51 17 53 23

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

56 41

Oct. 15, 1890 Oct. 17, 1873

16, 1872 12, 1893 17, 1873 16,1872 16, 1872 16, 1872 17, 1873 13, 1881 17, 18'73


1966 469. 470. 4'71. 472. 473. 474. 475. 476. 477. 478. 479. 480. 481. 482. 483. 484. 485. 486. 487. 488. 489. 490. 491. 492. 493. 494. 495. 496. 497. 498. 499. 500. 501. 502. 503, 504. 505. 506 507. 508. 509. 510. 511. 512. 513. 514. 515. 516. 517. 518. 519. 520. 521. 522. 523. 524. 525. 526. 527. 528. 529.

173

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Plato ",.,...................... Nodaway .,..................... Mineral ,., .. ,................... Pickering .... ,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nineveh ".,.,..................

46 7 44 7 29

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

Golden Mount Hope """""",.,."" Henderson , ,.

42 23 45

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

Rich Hill "",,' .. , .. , Jewel ", , Marceline Clintonville Fairfax Kirkwood Coldwater Cairo Chilhowee Lock Springs Lakeville Montevallo Vandalia Daggett

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

35 34 13 43 8 57 34 18 36 50 43 27 28

,.....

Oct. 29,1881 Oct. 17, 1878 Oct. 17, 1889 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. IS, 1874 Oct. IS, 1874 Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 20,1875 Sept. 27, 1906 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. IS, 1874 Oct. 25, 1876 Oct. 12,1876

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

15 43 53 39

路.............. ................... .. .. .. .. .. .. .... ..............

Oct. 12, 1876 Feb. 2, 1895 Oct. II, 1877 Sept. 27, 1906

Lewistown Unity Robert Burns Equality

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

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

10

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

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

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

Oriental Crane Clifton Heights Lockwood Gate City

. . . . :

24 54 33-A 42 22-A

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

15, 1874 16, 1872 17, 1873 17, 1873 15, 1874

Sept. 19, 1917 Oct. II, 1877 Oct. 11, 187'7 Oct. II, 1878 Oct. 13, 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. II, 1883

.

Spickardsville ,............ Cunningham Wayne. .. . . . .. .. Higbee Conway......................... Apollo

4 19 52 18 38 57

路............ . . . . . . . . . . .. 路................. . . . . . . . ..

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


174 530. 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.

1966

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Lanes Prairie . Dexter . Comfort . Columbia . Blackwell . Ingomar . Bethel . Stella . Dawn . Winigan . Jacksonville . Ferguson . Mansfield . Algabil . Zalma . Orient . South Gate . Clinton . ('arl Junction . Rose Hill .....................•. Pendleton ......................• Calhoun . Clarksburg . Foster . Summersville . Prairie ,

39 50 55 32 40 53 14 56 12 3 18 57 46 33-A 49 22-A 22-A 37 44 57 48 37 31 35 46

Mosco\\I Clarksdale Nelson.......................... Cowgill

29 10 24 12

Oct. 30, 1892 Oct. 12, 1893 Oct. 12, 1893 Oct. 12.1893

22-B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 27 57 .. .. .. .. .. .. . 55 52 22-B................... 45 51

Oct. 17, 1895 Oct. 19, 1898 Oct. 21,1902 Sept. 29, 1904 Sept. 29, 1904 Sept. 29, 1904 Oct. 26, 1927 Sept. 28, 1905 Sept. 28, 1905 Sept. 28, 1905 Sept. 28, 1905 Sept. 28, 1905 Sept. 28, 1905 Sept. 27, 1906 Sept. 27,1906 Sept. 27, 1906 Oct. 1, 1906

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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

5

••••

york . Jamesport . Tebbetts . Maplewood . Miller . Naylor . Marlborough . Republic . Hayti . Rutledge . Bernie ........................•• La Monte . Easter . Olive Branch . E\ving . Forest Park . Grandin .

I

32 : ..

33-B 15 33-B. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

. .

49 53

Shamrock Criterion Branson St. Francisville

. . . .

27 44 54

.

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

60 36

Illmo Koshkonong

Advance

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

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.

Sept. 26, 1907


1966 591. 592. 593. 594. 595. 596. 597. 598. 599. 600. 601. 602. 603. 604. 605. 606. 607. 608. 609. 610. 61 I. 612. 613. 614. 615. 616. 617. 618. 619. 620. 621. 622. 623. 624. 625. 626. 627. 628. 629. 630. 631. 632. 633. 634. 635. 636. 637. 638. 639. 640. 641. 642. 643. 644. 645. 646. 647. 648. 649. 650.

175

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 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

36 50 20 48 48 9 57 26 50

Oct. 28, 1926 Sept. 30, 1908 Sept. 30, 1908 Sept. 30, 1908 Sept. 30, 1908 Sept. 30, 1908 Sept 30, 1908 Sept. 29,1909 Sept. 29, 1909

Walker Craig Eminence Strafford Warrenton Clark Centertown Mokane Wellston Mt. Washington Chaffee Brentwood Swope Park Grandview

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

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

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Willard Anderson Norwood Overland Owensville Sheffield Magnolia

. . . . . . .

45 56 46 57 32 22-A 33-B

Mendon Valley Park East Gate Tower Grove Belgrade Archie Steele

. . . . . . .

19 57 22-B 33-B 40 34 51 1 57 53

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Mountain View . Triangle .......................â&#x20AC;˘ Mizpah .

J;~~~~ygs . : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Ben j. Franklin Northeast Grain Valley Clarkton Shaveh Noel Elmer University Parma

. . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . .

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

33-A 57 57 33-A 33-B

.

22-A 59 60 33-B 56 14 57 51

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. 17,1911 . 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


176

1966

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

651. Cleveland """"""."."" .. 652. Pilgrim . 653. Shawnee . 654. Commonwealth " " .. " 655. Gardenville . 656. Country Club " . . 657. Progress 658. Purity " "" ". 659. Alpha " .. ".. 660. Holliday "" 661. Theo. Roosevelt ." """".""" . "" . 662. Clarence 663. Rockhill " "" . 664. ".. ".. " " 665. Wardell 666. Lilbourn " . " . 667. Berkeley 668. Florissant .. " " . " . 669. Crestwood . 670. Perryville

34 33-A 36 33-A 57 22-B 33-A 33-A 22·A 17 33-A 14 22-B

.

Sept. 22, 1920 Sept. 21, 1921 ".. 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 ..

51 51 57 57 57 49

Sept. 27,1951 Sept. 30, 1952 Sept. 29, 1953 Sept. 30, 1959 Sept. 27, 1961 Sept. 26, 1962

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF LODGES WITH DISTRICT NUMBERS A No. 602

444 366 355 590 10 219

544 198 659 255 347 l41

Name Acacia Ada. .. . Adair Adelphi Advance Agency Albert Pike Algabil Allensville Alpha

" "

Location County Col u m bia Boone Orrick Ray Kirksville Adair Edgerton Platte Advance " Stoddard Agency Buchanan Kansas City Jackson " .St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . Allendale Worth N. Kansas City Clay

~~~~iC~·.·.·.·.·.·.·.".·.·.·.·.·.".·.·.~tl.t~~~·i~::::.·::::::: : Oregon

377 356 621 193 529 412 389' 633 346 70 55 100 156 306 127 267 26

Amsterdam " .. Amsterdam Bates Anchor " St. Louis............. . Ancient Craft King City Gentry Ancient Landmark Harrisburg. Boone Anderson Anderson McDonald Angerona Missouri City Clay Apollo Creve Coeur St. Louis Appleton City Appleton City St. Clair Arcana Harris Sullivan Archie Archie Cass Arlington Dixon Pulaski Armstrong Armstrong Howard Arrow Rock Arrow Rock Saline Ash Grove Ash Grove Greene Ashland Ashland. . . . . . Boone Ashlar Commerce Scott Athens Albany Gentry Aurora St. Louis Ava. '" Ava.. .. Douglas

217 353

Barbee Barnesville

443

District 26 23 2 21 50 9 . 22-B 33-A 6 22-A ::::

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·~tB 35 33-B 6 26 56 11 57 37 3 34 39 25 24 45 26 49 6 33-B 46

B

Sweet Springs Ellington

Saline Reynolds

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24 47


1966

379 150 41 535 153

Barnett. Barnes Barry Bayou Beacon Bee Hive Belgrade Belle Belton Benevolence Benjamin Franklin Berkeley Berlin Bernie Bethany Bethel Billings Birming Bismarck Blackwell Bloomfield

102

Bloomin~ton

591 116

367 365

3 393 632

373 450 170 642 667 378

573 97

537

Barnett. . . . . . . Morgan Cabool. .Texas Washburn Barry Bakersfield Ozark St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .. Lawson Ray Belgrade Washington Belle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maries Belton Cass Utica. . . . . . . . Livingston St. Louis '" ........... Berkeley. .. . St. Louis Fairport. . . . . . De Kalb Bernie Stoddard Bethany. . Harrison Bethel . . Shelby Billings Christian Faucett Buchanan Bismarck St. Francois Blackwell St. Francois Bloomfield Stoddard Bevier Macon Blue Springs Jackson Bogard. . . . . . .. . Carroll Bolivar Polk Ballwin '" .St. Louis Bosworth Carroll Branson Taney Braymer Caldwell Breckenridge Caldwell Brentwood St. Louis . . . .5t. John. . St. Louis. . . Brookfield Linn St. Joseph " Buchanan Brumley .. Miller Bucklin. . . . . . . . . .. .. Linn Buckner. . .. .. Jackson Burlington Jet. " Nodaway Butler. . . . . . . . . . . .. . Bates

337 Blue Spnngs 101 195 45 587 135 334 616 80 86 269 203 233 501 442 254

Bogard Bolivar Bonhomme Bosworth Branson Braymer Breckenridge. . Brentwood Bridgeton Brookfield Brotherhood Brumley Bucklin Buckner Burlington Butler

416 328 486 552 183 38 63 169 284 231 549 249 401 197 461 147 305 172 611 59

Cache Cainsville. . Cairo Cal houn California Callao Cambridge. . Camden Point. Canopy Cardwell Carl Junction. . . . Carroll .. Carterville Carthage Caruthersville Cass Cecile Daylight Censer. Centertown Cen tralia . .

597

177

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

58 46 55 53 33-A 11

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00

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CartervilIe... Carthage Caruthersville Harrisonville. . Kansas City. Macon Centertown Cell tral ia 00

00

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Harrison Randolph Henry Moniteau Macon Saline Platte Lawrence....... Dunklin . Jasper Carroll. Jasper Jasper Pemiscot . Cass . .. Jackson Macon .. . Cole Boone 00

33-B 5 18 37 31 14 24 21 . .5.::j 60 .44 .20 44 44 51 34 22-A

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178 615 185 331 407 487 392 342 662 610 553 559 17 645 207 601 507 651 463 520 161 548 482 274 485 595 168 534 533 654 120 432 369 464 454 528 36 265 323 600 282 656 561 287 606 519 368 669 586 312 525 227

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Chaffee Chamois Charity Charleston Chilhowee 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 Cornerstone Cosby Cosmos COlin try Club Cowgill Craft. . Craig ......... Crane ., Crescent Hill Crestwood Criterion Cuba Cunningham Cypress

Chaffee Scott Chamois Osage St.Joseph Buchanan Charleston Mississippi Chilhowee Johnson Oak Grove .. Jackson Roscoe. . . . . . St. Clair Clarence. . . Shelby Clark.. .. .Randolph Clarksburg Moniteau Clarksdale. . . . De Kalb Clarksville Pike Clarkton. . . . . .Dunklin Excelsior Springs. . . Clay Clayton St. Louis. " Clearmont Nodaway Cleveland. . . . . . . . . Cass Thayer Oregon St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Clifton Hill Randolph Clinton. .. . Henry EI Dorado Springs Cedar Leeton Johnson Drexel. Cass Cole Camp Benton Knox City Knox Pacific Franklin Wheaton Barry St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . Parkville Platte Competition Laclede Doniphan Ripley Concordia. . . . . . . .. Lafayette Stewartsville. De Kalb .. Conway Laclede Boonville. . .. Cooper Warrensburg Johnson St. Louis , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Cosby. . . . . . . . . .Andrew St. Louis. . . . . . . ......... . Kansas City Jackson Cowgill. . . . . . . Caldwell Canton. . . . . . Lewis . .Craig. . . . . . .. . Hoi t Crane. .. . . . . . .. Stone .' Adrian. . . . . . . . . . Bates .. Crestwood St. Louis Alba. . Jasper Cuba Crawford Sumner Chariton Laclede Linn

1966 .49 31 9 50 36 59 37 14 18 31 10 16 60 11 57 7 34 53 . .33-A 18 37 .43 36 34 36 2 32 55 33-A 21 38 52 23 10 38 25 36 .33-B 9 33-A 22-B 12 15 8 54 35 .. 57 44 39 19 13

D 492 Daggett... McKittrick..... 539 Dawn Dawn. . . . . . . . . . . 400 Decatur Pierce City. . . 88 Defiance Sheridan 137 Delphian Birch Tree 119 De Soto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .De Soto. . . . . . . . .. 39 De Witt. . De Witt 532 Dexter Dexter

.Montgomery .Livingston . Lawrence . Worth Shannon .. Jefferson Carroll Stoddard

28 12 55 6 4路7 40 20 50


1966 325 300

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Dockery Doric

Meadville Elkland.

.

Linn Webster

179 13 .45

E

Earl East Gate East Prairie Easter Edina. .

Coffey Kansas City East Prairie St. Clair Edina

285 630 384 575 291 318 648 599 607 14 497 121 278 505 73 27 405 577 332 441

Elvins Eminence Eolia Equality Erwin Essex Euclid. Eureka. . Evergreen Everton Ewing Excello.. . Excelsior. .

483 290 44 132 47 345 281 542 339 23 668 214 578 453 554 212 192 363 636 352 89 48

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..

Daviess 10 Jackson 22路B Mississippi 50 Franklin 32 Knox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2

~~~o:ra.~~ .. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. i~~~: :::::::::::::::~=~~n Flat River Eminence Eolia Newburg St. Louis Essex Overland Brunswick New Haven Everton Ewing Excello . .. Jackson

.

~

.::::::::::::::::: 1 St. Francois . 48 Shannon 47 Pike 16 Phelps 39 ................ .33-B Stoddard 50 St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . .57 Chariton 19 Franklin 32 Dade 42 Lewis 15 Macon 14 Cape Girardeau 49

F

.

.

. . ..

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 Mehl ville St. Louis Ozark Christian Chillicothe. . . . . . . . .. Livingston Fulton...... .. . Callaway

8 1 41 48 25 44 . .. 57 57 21 17 57 8 33- B 54 35 60 16 32 57 54 12 27

G

515 Galena 106 Gallatin 423 Galt. .. 655 Gardenville 359 Garrett 522 Gate City 422 Gate of the Temple 125 Gentryville. . 9 George Washington

Galena. . Gallatin. Galt .. . Gardenville. . . . Arcola Kansas City. . . . Springfield. .. .. Gentryville. . " .St. Louis. . . ..

Stone . Daviess .. . Grundy . .. St. Louis Dade . Jackson . Greene . .. Gentry ..

54 10 4 57 42 22-A 45 6 . .33-A


180 427 475 218 72 397 289 644 514 579

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

19G6

Glenwood ',' Glenwood. . .. , .Schuyler .,' ".,.'", 1 Golden. ..",.' Golden City. . Barton "., ".", ,42 ,., ", St. Louis 33-B Good Hope Gorin. , .. , , Gorin. . . . . .. , .. , ..Scotland .""., "", 1 Gower .... , .. , .. ', .. ,., Gower. , . , , , ' , . , , . , , . Clinton .".,'.'""".', II Graham .,."""",.,. Graham ... '.,.' . , " .Nodaway """."""" 7 Grain Valley, . , . , , , , , . , ,Grain Valley. , .. , .. , . Jackson . ' " " " " " " , ,59

g~:~~rn' ,.,',',',':,' ,..'. .',.. ""g~:~~r~.':""""",,,,'''''.' ~:~~~n,,::::::::::::::: :~;

2'76 Grand River. , , , . , , , .. , , Freeman, , . , , .. , . , , , . Cass

,,.,.,,,,, , ,34 Grandview, , , , , , . , .. , . , ,Grandview. , ,Jackson .. """",.,.' ,59 Granite " ,., .. ,Sedalia, , . " ,... , .Pettis ., 36 Grant City Grant City . .. Worth 6 Gray Summit . Gray Summit Franklin 32 ,, Green City ,... . Sullivan 3 159 Green City Green Ridge Pettis .. , 36 425 Green Ridge , . Baring. . . . . . . .. , .Knox " 2 414 Greensburg . , .. , . Greentop Schuyler ,......... I 635 Greentop. Greenville, Wayne 52 107 Greenville 28 Bellflower. . . . . . Montgomery .. , 178 Griswold

618 272 66 173

H

216 336 224 188 322

499 171 21

571 459 354

117 37

4ii 338

123 288

187 104 211

527 364

362 279 262

660 49 251

239 215 4

130

32 415

30

410

Hale City Hale , Carroll " 20 , Hallsville .. Boone 26 Hallsville .. , Hamilton .. , . , . , Hamilton. . . . . Caldwell ,.,12 Hannibal ,, , . Hannibal Marion ,15 Hardin Hardin. , . . . , , .. Ray . 20 Harmony , . , , , . ,St. Louis. . . 33-A Hartford Hartford. Putnam, 3 Havana. . . .. ' McFall. . . . Gentry 6 Hayti , Hayti. . . . . . Pemiscot , ,51 Seymour Webster 45 Hazelwood Hebron Mexico . . . Audrain ,27 Helena , Rochester Andrew .. ,............. 9 Hemple ,, Hemple. . . . . Clinton ,II Henderson Rogersville. .Webster , ,.45 Herculaneum Herculaneum. ' Jefferson , 40 Hermann , .Hermann. ,'.' Gasconade ,.,., 32 Hermi tage H.ermi rage Hickory 41 Hermon LIberal Barton , .. , .. ,43 Heroine Kansas City. . . .. .. Jackson , ,., 22-B , Eugene 'Cole , . , ,31 Hickory Hill Higbee ' Higbee. , Randolph , ,18 Lafayette "., 23 Higginsville , Higginsville Hiram. . , Kahoka Clark , , ,.. I Hogles Creek .' .. , Wheatland Hickory , .41 Holden ,.,., Holden .. , , .. , .. Johnson , 36 Holliday , Holliday .. . Monroe 17 Holt. , , , Holt. Clay . 11 Hope Washington ' Franklin 32 Hopewell . . . . .. Lesterville...... Reynolds .47 Hornersville, .. , . , , Hornersville ... , .. Dunklin .60 Howard. . . . New Franklin . Howard 25 Bume ,Hume , Bates ., 35 Humphreys , Humphreys Sullivan , , " 3 Hunne\.vell Hunne\~ell Shelby 14 HuntsvIlle Huntsville. . . . Randolph " 18

Iberia

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Iberia

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38


1966

181

GRAl\D LODGE OF MISSOURI

581 lllmo 76 Independence 54 Index 536 Ingomar 381 Ionia 154 Ionic 143 Irondale 420 !taska 446 Ivanhoe

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

49 59 34 53 58 48 40 33 -A 22-B

82 541 44'7 500 564 398 43 640 315 480 164 321 457 335 4II

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

13 18 6 10 10 44 31 57 .42 34 40 6 28 .44 46

220 311 68 243 376 105 484 245 582

Kansas City. . Kearney Kennett Keystone King Hill Kirksville Kirkwood. Knob Noster. Koshkonong.

222 83 115 489 292 460 574 531 237 253 592 506 145 598 77 494 149 31 302 66fi 138

La Belle Laclede Laddonia Lakeville Lamar. Lambskin La Monte Lanes Prairie La Plata. . . . Laredo La Russell Lathrop Latimer. Leadwood Lebanon Lewistown Lexi ngran Liberty Lick Creek Lilbourn. Lincoln

Linn Randolph Gentry Daviess Daviess Jasper Cole St. Louis....... Cedar Cass .. . Jefferson Worth Montgomery Jasper Wright

. .

K

Kansas City Jackson Kearney Ciay Kennett Dunklin St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Joseph Buchanan Kirksville Adair . Kirkwood St. Louis . Knob Noster. Johnson .. Koshkonong Oregon

22-A II 60 33- B 9 2 .57 .36 53

L

.

.

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

.

15 38 27 50 .43 33-B 36 39 14 4 44 11 39 .48 39 15 23 II 17 51 9


PROCEEDINGS OF THE

182 326 152 51 521 488 257 259 268 128 409 403

Linn Linn Creek Livingston Lockwood Lock Sprin~ Lodge of Light Lodge of Love Lodge of Truth Lorraine Louisville Lowry City

433 91 626

Macks Creek Madison Magnolia MaItland Malden Malta Mansfield Maple\yood Marcelme 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 Montgomery Monticello Montrose Morehouse

Linn Camdenton Glasgow Lockwood Lock Springs Eagleville Lancaster Atlanta Ridgeway Louisville Lowry City

,

Osage Camden Howard , Dade Daviess Harrison Schuyler Macon Harrison Lincoln St. Clair

1966 31 38 25 .42 10 5 1 14 5 29 S7

M

ll2 406 402 543 566

481

llO 569 324 260 458 16 628 313 35 2 85 244 516 567 151 471 1

639 344 144 612

129 295

64 490 246 58 408 603 184 351 558

294 476 40 439

99 614 327

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Moscow Mound City .. , Mount Hope Mount Moriah Mt. Olive Mt. Vernon Mount Washington Mt. Zion

Macks Creek Madison St. Louis Maitland Malden Malta Bend Mansfield Maplewood Marceline Fredericktown Kansas City Independence Defiance Dadeville. . . .. . " Memphis Mendon " Eureka Princeton St. Louis Miami. Downing. . Milford Miller. . . . . Milton Oronogo St. Louis Jennings Moberly Humansville Mokane Monett Jamestown Monroe City Montevallo , Montgomery City Monticello Montrose Morehouse

Camden Monroe Holt Dunklin Saline Wright S~. Louis Lmn Madison Jackson Jackson St. Charles Dade Scotland Chariton St. Louis Mercer Saline . . Schuyler Barton Lawrence Randolph Jasper ' St. Louis Randolph Polk Callaway Barry Moniteau Monroe Vernon Montgomery Lewis Henry New Madrid

38 17 33-B 8 60 24 .46 57 13 48 22-B 59 30 .42 1 19 57 4 33-A 24 1 43 55 18 44 33-B 57 18 41 27 55 31 17 43 28 15 37 50

'::: ~clr~~r~~'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'..~~~~t . : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :~~ Moscow Mills. Mound City , Odessa St. Louis Rogersville, R. 3 Mt. Vernon Independence West Plains. . . .

Lincoln Holt Lafayette

Webster Lawrence Jackson Howell

29 8 23 33-A 45 55 59 53


1966 158 637 221

183

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Mountain Grove Mountain View Mystic Tie. . . . . . . ..

Mountain Grove Mountain View . .. Oak Ridge

Wright . Howell . Cape Girardeau .

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No. I Location 290 Wyaconda . 318 Luray ....•..... 362 Kahoka . 688 Wayland . 16 Memphis . 72 Gorin . 572 Rutledge . 244 Downing . 259 Lancaster . . 380 Queen City 427 Glenwood , .. 635 Greentop .

Master James B. Shaffer . Burdett Kice . Delbert D. Huckey . Scoville E. Wright . Wilbur Johnston . C. M. Simler . Jewell E. Mason . Stanley Fogle . John A. Gifford .. " . Robert F. Slaughter. Paul Scurlock . Billy E. March .

Secretary I Time of Meeting Chester L. Smith, Wyaconda, Mo. 63474 .. " 2nd & 4th Mon. Paul T. Foster. Arbela, Mo. 63432 1st & 3rd Mon. E. C. Dinger, 362 N. Morgan, Kahoka, Mo. 63445 .. 1st & 3rd Fri. Norman S. Brammer, Alexandria, Mo. 63430 1st & 3rd Th. Pearl L. Stivers, Memphis, Mo. 63556 -. . . .. 1st Th. Harold G. McLeland, Gorin, Mo. 63643 , 1st & 3rd Th. Hillis McCabe, Rutledge, Mo. 63563. . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1st & 3rd Mon. Roy W. Farris, Box 26, Downing, Mo. 63536. . . . .. 2nd Th. Perry M. Stacy, Lancaster, Mo. 63548 2nd & 4th Fri. Eugene Slaughter, Jr., Queen City, Mo. 63561 2nd & 4th Tu. George J. McGoldrick, Glenwood, Mo. 63641. 1st & 3rd Th. Bryan F. Arnold, Box 146, Greentop, Mo. 63646 _ 2nd & 4th Mon.

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Albert Ewalt Richard Griffith. . . .. Alva M. Patterson ... Wm. Grabowski.....

Dee Bailey, 1402 S. Downing St., Kirksville, Mo. 63501. " . . . . . . . .. George M. Longwith, 414 E. Elm St., Kirksville, Mo. 63501 Leland E. McReynolds, Knox City, Mo. 63446 Christie L. Griffith, Edina, Mo. 63537. . . . . . . . . . . .. Glenn Scott, Rt. I, Brashear, Mo. 63533..... J. J. Pearce, Baring, Mo. 63531.

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. Loris E. Minear. . . .. Homer L. Dickerson, Livonia, Mo. 63551. . . . . . . .. . Burl Selby. . .. . .. . .. Virgil W. Carter, Route 2, Powersville, Mo. 64672. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. I 210IUnionville . Estill G. Skinner, Jr. John W. Rhodes, 1610 Main St., Unionville. Mo. 63665 32lHumPhreys . Bobby J. Allen...... John F. Boehner, Humphreys, Mo. 64646 J. O. Harris, Milan, Mo. 63556 126 Milan ......•.... E. P. Knifong, Jr Wayne Bennett, Green City, Mo. 63545 169 Green City . Claude Higgens Eugene D. Mallette, Newtown, Mo. 64667 190iNewtown . Merrill D. Gregory John H. Dennis, Milan, Mo. 63556 349/Pollock ......•.. L. Wayne Elam Cecil M. Clem, Box 68, Harris, Mo. 64645 389 Harris . Max C. Wescoat 540IWinigan . O. L. Romine Lee Crist, Winigan. Mo. 63566 1711 Hartford 206 Powersville

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. George B. Hamilton. . . Voyle Grothe . . T. J. McNabb . Pete Taylor . . . Hubert Arnote

Stanley McKemy, Box 286, Trenton, Mo. 64683 Carl C. Rains, Laredo, Mo. 64652 Charles H. Barnett, Galt, Mo. 64641 Gaylord E. Shaw, Spickard, Mo. 64679 Eugene E. Stacy, 1008 E. Hukland, Princeton, Mo. 64673

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257 Eagleville ....... 328 Cainsville ....... 510jNew Hampton ... 556 Gilman City .....

Alva T. Roberts ..... T. C. Harding ....... Robert C. Brenizer .. Wallace Skroh ....... Duane Bartlett ...... Gayle N. Manville ...

Leland G. Magee, Box 9, Bethany, Mo. 64424 ...... Lloyd A. Elifrits, Ridgeway, Mo. 64481 ........... Beryl Arkle, Eagleville, Mo. 64442 ............... Loren R. Thompson, Cainsville, Mo. 64632 ....... Steven D. Lundy, New Hampton, Mo. 64471 ...... Floyd E. Eberhart, Gilman City. Mo. 64642 ........

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Clair J. Clevenger ... Jerry Boatwright .... Martin Rainey ...... James V. Hulet .....

King City ....... Darlington ..•... Grant City ...... Sheridan •....... Allendale ........ Denver ..........

Rolla Temple ........ Winford McMillen ... Austin W. Adams ... Duane L. Walker .... Harold J. Richardson Albert J. Robertson ..

Ancient Craft .... •.•••••. j Jacoby .......... Worth ....•... Grant City ....... .. Defiance ......... Allensville ....... Jonathan ........

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Xenia Quitman Ravenwood Graham Burlington Nodaway Pickering Clearmont Skidmore

5°IHOPkins . Billy Joe Miller . Donald Grahl. . 196 Quitman 201IRavenwood . Gleason Womack.. .. . Floyd K. Miller 289 Graham . 442 Burlington Jet . John Bragg . Doyle Watkins . 470lMaryville

Harley 1. Whaley, Rt. 2, Hopkins, Mo. 64461. . Elmer Day, Quitman, Mo. 64478 . Glen B. Goodson, Box 185, Ravenwood, Mo. 6447S Wayne Warner, Rt. 1, Graham, Mo. 64455 . Richard F. Meek, Burlington Junction, Mo. 64428. Walter E. Smith, 136 South Vine St., Maryville, Mo. 64468 . I . 4721 Pickering ....•.. Oliver D. Hood James C. Ware, Box 23, Pickering, Mo. 64476 . . 507lClearmont . Wm. F. Humphrey.. Raymond D. Porterfield, Clearmont, Mo. 64431. .. . 511 Skidmore . Marvin E. Sumy. . . .. Ernest F. Barrett, Skidmore, Mo. 64487 .....•....

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Count)" Lodges --No. I Location Atchison •..... North Star ....... 1571Rock Port ....... .. Sonora.......... 200iWatson ......... Northwest. . . . ... 358ITarkio .......... a Fai"ax .......•.. H~lt .......... Maitland ......... 112 Maitland ........ . . . . . . . . .. Oregon.......... 139 Oregon .........

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Helena ..•..•.... Lincoln ......•... Whitesville ...... Rosendale ........ Valley ....•.•.... •...... 1 Cosby .......••.. Buchanan. . • .. Agency ..........

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1171 R"h"''''r ....... 138 Fillmore ......•.

162 Whitesville ...... 404 Rosendale ....... 413 Bolckow ......... 600ICOSbY ........... 10 Agency ......... I Wellington ....... 22IDeKalb ......... St. Joseph ....... 78 St. Joseph ....... I Birming ......... 160 IFaucett ......... Zeredatha ........ 1891St. Joseph ...... Rushville ........ Brotherhood .....

Everett Powell ...... Frank Gunselman ... Carl Peterson ....... Paul A. Clark ....... Eugene S. Bonwell. .. Lavelle Warren ..... , Ed Rosenthal, Jr..... Harold K. Jones ..... Roy A. Miller ....... Richard L. Wolfe .... Clarence E. Babcock. Edward J. Lindsay ..

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Ken Adams, 1211 Hillside Drive. Savannah, Mo. 64485. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Leroy L. Hobbs, King City, Mo. 64463 Everett McAllister, Box 55, Oregon, Mo. 64473 Virgil Kent, Rea, Mo. 64480 Karl H. Miller, Rosendale, Mo. 64483 Ressie Wade, Bolckow, Mo. 64427 Joe C. Schneider, Rt. I, St. Joseph, Mo. 64506 Robert B. Ridge, 2518 S. 22nd St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64503 , Cecil L. Frank. Rt. 6, St. Joseph, Mo. 64504 , Logan E. Wing, Jr., 403 S. 31st St., St. Joseph. Mo. 64501. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Ray T. Robinson, Rt. I, Faucett, Mo. 64448 C. Leonard Gasper, 2722 S. 20th St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64503 Elmer Moore, Rushville, Mo. 64484. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Orrin L. Mark, 623 Highland Ave.• St. Joseph, Mo. 64505 Lewis O. Weigel, Box 631. St. Joseph, Mo. 64502 Elvis R. Poff, 5601 S. 4th St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64504 Virgil E. Donaldson, 3223 Jackson St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64507

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1241union Star , . William H. Wheeler. . Ronald L. Goff . . 308 Maysville , .. Harry Blakely . . 317 Osborn . 378 Fairport. . .. . .. Walter R. Miller . . 454jStewartsVille . . Morris G. Winger 559 Clarksdale . . Kenneth Lewis . . John F. Wilson. Jr . 15 Winston . . G. Neil Walls 65 Pattonsburg . . .

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Lester J. Brown . Maurice Seuen . . Kelly C. Jones Edward E. Mullenix. John W. Ervin . Ervin L. Heath . Glenn Bower . Charles A. Leibrandt William G. Kirk . Floyd G. Poage . H. R. Chenoweth . Garnett L. Clevenger

Merritt G. Damrell. Box 182, Liberty. Mo. 64068 ..\2nd & 4th Mon. Lawrence W. Bartee, Box 341, Holt. Mo. 64048 .... 4th Sat. J. G. Turner. Rt. 1. Excelsior Springs. Mo. 64024 .. 1st & 3rd Tu. Albert E. Forsythe. 212 VaIley Street, Excelsior Springs, Mo. 64024 . 1st & 3rd Mon. James W. Munkirs. Kearney. Mo. 64060 . 1st & 3rd Th. Thomas L. Osborn. Box 574.SmithviIle, Mo. 64089 1st & 3rd Wed. Glenn H. Cook, Rt. 1. Hemple, Mo. 64460 . 2nd & 4th Th. . 1st & 3rd Mon. O. Rex Orr, Rt. 3. Cameron, Mo. 64429 Rex V. Cook. Plattsburg, Mo. 64477 . 1st Th. Arthur N. Witt, Gower, Mo. 64454 . 1st & 3rd Wed. James L. Taylor, Box 441, Lathrop. Mo. 64465 .. 3rd Mon. R. Wayne Briant, Rt. 2, Lawson, Mo. 64062 . 2nd & 4th Mon.

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. Braymer Hamilton Polo Breckenridge Cowgill Livi~~t~~·.·.·.·. Friendship Benevolence Wheeling, Dawn

D. Irving Farrar, Braymer, Mo. 64624 . Harry L. Goff, Hamilton, Mo. 64644 . Forrest R. Leamer, Polo. Mo. 64671 . Herbert Woolsey, Breckenridge, Mo. 64625 . David K. Hatfield, Rt. I, Cowgill. Mo. 64637 . Byron D. Taylor, Box 89, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601. . Bill S. Coleman, 1217 Bryan St., I . Chillicothe, Mo. 64601 . . . 434IWheeling.••.•••.1 Beny L. Littnell ..... Howard Norman, Rt. 2. Wheeling, Mo. 64688 , .. Gordon R. Hawkins .. Hobart H. Hudson, Dawn, Mo. 64638 . . 539 Dawn . . . . . . .

135lBraymer 224 Hamilton 232 Polo ..• , 334 Breckenridge 561ICowgill 89 Chillicothe 170IUtica

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Raymond Stockwell. . George P . Jewell . Charles Bridges . J. L. Woolbright . Charles E. Ferguson. James K. Wagy . Edgar L. Kohl .

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Master . Harold W. Thorne . Cecil C. McGhee

Secretary . Ronald E. Bradley, Linneus, Mo. 64653 . George W. Clements, 218 N. Main St., Brookfield, Mo. 64628 I . Chester T. Hoover, Laclede, Mo. 64651 . Charles L. Steele . 227ILaclede Reginald E. Pettit, Bucklin, Mo. 64631 T. L. Selman . 233lBucklin . . . 325 Meadville ..•.... Robert R. Corzette . Jack E. Friesner, Meadville, Mo. 64659 Milton B. Smiser . Frank C. Earl, Box 71, Marceline, Mo. 64658 481iMarceline . . No. I Location 82iLinneus 86!Brookfield

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Bert B. Bledsoe, Box 771, Callao, Mo. 63534 . A. T. Jones, 305 N. Linn St., Bevier, Mo. 63532. R. M. Waller, 517 Sunset Dr., Macon, Mo. 63552 . Jacob A. Demory, La Plata, Mo. 63549 , Ernest R. Pierson, Atlanta, Mo. 63530 , Orville Wilson, Route 2, Excello, Mo. 65247 . Ernest N. Bailey, Box 151, Elmer, Mo. 63538 . William E. Tarbet, Shelbyville, Mo. 63469 . Thos. G. Crawford, Jr., Box 255, Shelbina, Mo. 63468 . Ralph M. Steppe, Hunnewell, Mo. 63443 . Carson E. Swisher, Bethel, Mo. 63434 . T. Earl Starke, Clarence, Mo. 63437 .

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Stanley Dickerson. .. Glenn J. Rohs, La Grange, Mo. 63448. . . . . . . . . . .. Jodie P. Thrasher Wil:iam B. Smith, Monticello, Mo. 63457 Ralph P. Bray David S. Bagby, La Belle, Mo. 63447 Emmett A. Johnson. A. Clyde Stork, 709 Lewis St., Canton, Mo. 63435 .. Richard O. Morris Wayne N. Welker, Williamstown, Mo. 63473 John R. Sharpe. . . .. Willard D. Hetzler. Lewistown, Mo. 63452. . . . . . .. Willis Doscher Junior Doscher, Ewing, Mo. 63440 James D. Lovegreen. Rufus L. Haydon, 620 S. Dickerson St., Palmyra, Mo. 63461 . Willis D. Williams... Clifford A. Robbearts, 708 Pine St., Hannibal, Mo. 63401. ' . R. H. Van Houten John T. Kretzer, Box 401, Hannibal, Mo. 63402 . Paul M. Bailey , Thomas J. Bleigh, Philadelphia, Mo. 63463 .

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Charles E. Mendonsa, Eolia, Mo. 63344 G. Jack Jones, Jr., Clarksville, Mo. 63336 Russell J. Rowe, Rt. 2, Louisiana, Mo. 63353 Norman K. Atkinson, 616 S. Court St., Bowling Green, Mo. 63334 . John S. Brown, Frankford, Mo. 63441. . Clarence L. See, Curryville, Mo. 63339

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Elton L. Morgan . Wm. H. Shulse . Gordon Levings ..•... R. V. Dowell, Jr.....

Henry Sladek, 317 N. Main St., Paris, Mo. 65275 .. Alva R. Gibbs, Paris, Mo. 65275 . Albert Lee Ely, Monroe City, Mo. 63456 . Johnnie A. Summers, Rt. 2, Madison, Mo. 65263 . Herbert Vanlandingham, Rt. 5, Mexico, Mo. 65265 . Paul K. Callison, Holliday, Mo. 65258 . Walter B. Yager, Route 2, Center, Mo. 63436 . Clay Ragland, Perry, Mo. 63462 . William H. Yager, New London, Mo. 63459 .

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TWENTY-FIRST DISTRICT-ORVILLE LIVINGSTON. D.D.G.M.. Rt. L Edqerton. Mo. 64444 Platte

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131Kansas City ..... John W. Lewallen ... Edgar Lederer. 6200 No. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo. 64118 I James A. Offutt, Box 155, Weston. Mo. 64098 . D. C. Lamar Earl Mansfield. 6040 N. Bellaire Ave., . Everett L. Mize.. Kansas City, Mo. 64119. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . .. I . 1691Camden POInt . Harold Courtney ..... Russell J. Rickel. Camden Point, Mo. 64018. . . . . .. 2041 Dearborn . James W. Paden.... Kenneth H. Allan, Box 275, Dearborn. Mo. 64439. 3391 Farley . Orland R. McCoy. . .. Edward B. McAdam. 6517 No. Twin Springs Rd., Parkville. Mo. 64152 3551 Edgerton . Terry N. Myers. . Clyde M. Newman. Edgerton, Mo. 64444 . Carl Garrett 504 Platte City Herman Klein, Platte City, Mo. 64079

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TWENTY-SECOND DISTRICT (A}-WILLIAM W. RAGAN, D.D.G.M., 2316 Erie Street, North Kansas City, Mo. 64116 Jackson

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Robert H. Stith . Herbert A. Templeton, Rt. I, Napton, Mo. 65346 .. . Walter J. Haines, Jr. Guy F. Hays, Sr., Box 36, Gilliam, Mo. 65330 . . Wilbur L. Hains, Rt. 2, Miami, Mo. 65344 . 85IMiami. ...•..... Tom Howery . 205 Marshall . John W. Solomon . Harry Quinley, 472 S. Lafayette, Marshall, Mo. 65340 . . P. Wylie, 110 Patrick, Sweet Springs, Mo. 65351.. Barbee..•....... 2171Sweet Springs . Robert Sevier, Jr . Malta . 402 IMalta Bend•••••. Wilbur P. Harrison .. Elmer H. Wilson, Malta Bend, Mo. 65339 . OrientaL . 518jBlackburn . Gilbert F. Sassmann, Blackburn, Mo. 65231 . Marion Mueller Nelson . 560 Nelson . Campbell Martin . Everett J. Steed, Nelson, Mo. 63745 . Arrow Rock

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TWENTY-SEVENTH DISTRICT-BOYD X. HARVEY, D.D.G.M.. Steedman, Mo. 65077 . 116ILaddonia.•...... Dalton E. Williams .. Alvin L. Kelly, Box 123, Laddonia, Mo. 63352 ..... . 354 Mexico . H. David Kossmann. Charles F. Kehl, 108 E. Liberty St., Mexico, Mo. 65265 . I Vandalia ....•.•.. 491 I Vandalia ....•... Glendal W. Longdon. Robert L. McWhirt, Vandalia, Mo. 63382 . Call~way::::: : Fulton . 48iFulton . William C. Murphy .. W. R. Scott, 7 St. Louis Ave., Fulton, Mo. 65251. .. . W. Paul Holt, Holts Summit, Mo. 65043 New Bloomfield . 60INew Bloomfield .. Leo F. Hurley . Tebbetts . 565 Tebbetts ..•..... Lloyd W. Smart . Ray R. Farmer, Tebbetts, Mo. 65080 . Shamrock ......•. 586 Shamrock . Paul E. Jones . Theophilus Dunn, Rt. 1, Auxvasse, Mo. 65231. . Mokane . 612lMokane . Paul Mealy . John L. Pierce, Mokane, Mo. 65059 . Audrain •..... I Laddonia Hebron

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... Griswold ......... 178IBellflower ....... Frank M. Love ...... Paul Rodgers, Bellflower, Mo. 63333 .............. Wellsville ........ 194 Wellsville ....... H. C. Baur .......... R. R. Peveler. Box 47, Wellsville, Mo. 63384 ....... Montgomery ..... 246 Montgomery City Wendell M. Bishop ... David O. Morrow. 314 N. Harper St., '" Montgomery City, Mo. 63361 .................. I 4571Jonesburg ..•.... Gus T. Fischer ...... Emil L. Meyer, Jr., High Hill, Mo. 63350 ........ '" Jonesburg ....... ... Daggett. ........ 492IMcKittrick ...... Virgil Zumsteg ...... Wm. A. Bezold, McKittrick, Mo. 65056 ...........

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. Martin L. Sentman. 790 Cap-au-Gris St., Troy, Mo. 63379 Fred A. Street .. '" .. Ralph E. Williams, Silex, Mo. 63377 Charles R. Hartley ... E. P. Cox, 817 Randolph, Elsberry, Mo. 63343 Jack E. McPheeters. H. H. Arnhold, Winfield, Mo. 63389. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Wayne Bufford . Henry A. Hueffner, Rt. 1, Cyrene, Mo. 63340 Charles Stroker . William W. Haines, Olney, Mo. 63370 Floyd A. Vincent . Marion H. Bockhorst, Box 36, Moscow Mills, Mo. 63362. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. James A. Harris

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THIRTY-FIRST DISTRICT-CHARLES ALCOTT. D.D.G.M.. 1622 Hayselton Dr., Jefferson City, Mo. 65101 Cole .......... Jefferson ........

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Joseph F. Brown .... Roy D. Jennison, Star Rt. 2, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101. .................... Carl Hogg .......... Jerry T. Walls, Russellville, Mo. 65074 ........... W. L. Reavis ........ Jesse M. Logrbrinck, Eugene, Mo. 65032 ........ Wm. G. Templeton .. George E. Matthews, Centertown, Mo. 65023 ...... Roscoe L. Collier .... Richard D. Conn, Box 86, Tipton, Mo. 66081 ...... J. L. Dunnaway ..... Arthur E. Wilson, 101 S. Oak St., California, Mo. 65018 ......................... Ralph P. McKee..... A. E. C. Heyssel, Rt. 2, Jamestown, Mo. 65046 .... Dewey Barron ....... Carl D. Chambers, Box 142, Clarksburg, Mo. 65025 ........................ Moses W. Townley ... Archie A. Bryan, Chamois, Mo. 66024 ........... Maurice Niederhelm. Russell E. Tynes, Box 147, Linn, Mo. 66061. ......

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Billy G. Liesmann ... Charles L. Miller .... Carson C. Scheer .... Earl H. Kempf ...... Gerald Ingram ....... Fred Waterhouse ....

Adriel L. Langendoerfer, New Haven, Mo. 63068. Francis C. Martin, Box 216, Sullivan, Mo. 63080 ... Melvin S. Gordon, Gray Summit, Mo. 63039 ....... Earl Koirtyohann, Rt. 1, Washington, Mo. 63090 .. Billie J. Hogue, Route I, Catawissa, Mo. 63016 ... A. M. Pritchett, Sr., 620 N. 1st St., Pacific, ]1;10. 63069 ............................ Lloyd W. Olson ...... Ralph D. Clayton, Route 1, Box 76, St. Clair, Mo. 63077 .......................... Alfred H. Farwig ... Edward H. Blake, Box 183, Union, Mo........... Frank W. LataH ..... W. D. Stoenner, 218 W. 6th St., Hermann, Mo. 65041. ........................ Armin W. Landwehr. Albert E. Meade, 105 W. McFadden St., Owensville, Mo. 66066 ........................

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No. I Location 21St. Louis ,

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Theo. Roosevelt •.. 661 University City .. Kurt F. Bemberg

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liSt. Louis ........ Irving H. Moore ..... Weaver F. Conlin, 3548 Sidney St., St. Louis, Mo. 63104 .......................... 20 St. Louis ........ Nathan Margulis. . .. Sam A. Aronoff, 767 LePere Ave., University City, Mo. 63132 .................... I 791St. Louis ........ Boris Prstojevich. . .. Edward A. Maessen, 218 Forestwood Dr., Ferguson, Mo. 63135. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. I . 95:St. LOuIS ........ George R. Corey ..... George E. Lansing, 4761 Alaska Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63111.. . .. . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . .. I 1211St. Louis ........ Chas. W. Thompson. Kenneth Vogel, 713 Lynn Haven Lane, Hazelwood, Mo. 63043. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 16T~ Lou;., ....... Earl Bethel. ... ..... W. C. Smith, 7361 Chamberlain Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63130 .......................... 180 St. Louis ........ Jack M. Carroll. . ... C. H. Krah, 9924 Wolff Dr., Affton, Mo. 63123 ..... 218 St. Louis ........ Charles W. Arpe.... Elmer M. Ruffin, 5855 Robert Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109 ................. " . ... .. 2431St. Louis ........ Norman S. Kiphart .. Wm. A. Brinkman, 3265 Santiago Drive, I Florissant, Mo. 63033. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2671St. Louis ........ Charles L. Dawson.. Edwin W. Wedig, 1246 Gimblin St., St. Louis, Mo. 63147 .......................... I 323iSt. Louis ........ Edward 1. Davidson. Harold W. Kuhlenbeck, 6717a Schofield PI., St. Louis, Mo. 63133. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. I • 3471St. LouIs ........ Frank A. Brandt .... George H. Holdsworth, 4943 Schollmeyer Ave., I St. Louis, Mo. 63109 .......................... 4161St. Louis ........ Marion L. Ross ...... Arthur W. Rauch, 7 Girard Dr., I Webster Groves, Mo. 63119 .................... 4431University City .. Harry C. Avery ..... 1. E. Gordon, 854 Revere Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63141. 460lSt. Louis ........ W. James GraveIle ... Arthur E. Bush, 7458 Leadale Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63133 .......................... 576 St. Louis ........ Morris A. Pokres .... Robert F. Ritchey, 10132 Bellefontaine Rd., I St. Louis, Mo. 63137 ........................... 5781St. Louis ........ Oliver Diers ......... C. E. Rhodes, 3742 Calef Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63125. 626jSt. Louis ........ Gene A. Carter ...... Edgar F. Witt, 6409 Gravois Ave., I St. Louis, Mo. 63116 ..................... 631\St. Louis ........ Alfred C. Hofer ..... Adam H. Liebmann, 5508 Rhodes Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109 .......................... 6421St. Louis ........ Gerald J. Zafft. ..... Albert Krause, 6625 Delmar Blvd., I St. Louis, Mo. 63130 ......................... 6461University City .. William L. Graft .... Albert B. Koons, 3335 Norma Ct., St. Louis, Mo. 63139 ..........................

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Secretary Master Leonard G. Salmon .. George T. Ryberg, Creighton, Mo. 64739 ......... Basil E. Lewis ....... Walter K. Long, 405 E. Mechanic, Harrisonville, Mo. 64701. . . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Charles R. Troth .... Joe Brewster, Jr., Harrisonville, Mo. 64701 ...... Otis L. Choate ....... Robert D. King, East Lynne, Mo. 64743 ......... George A. Jursch .... L. D. Laffoon, Peculiar, Mo. 64078 ............... W. D. Loudermilk ... Wm. L. Brown, 418 N. Randolph St., Pleasant Hill, Mo. 64080. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 485/Drexel. .......•. Roy K. Brewster. . . .. Eugene R. Powell, 201 East Kirk St., Harrisonville, Mo. 64701. .......•........... ,. 633lArchie .......... Buddy J. Duncan .... Robert L. Drury, Archie, Mo. 64726 ............. 651 i Cleveland ....... Willard O. Blakely ... Earl L. Young, Box 124, Cleveland, Mo. 64734 .....

Location NO.1 541Garden City ..... 147 Harrisonville .... 1 276lFreeman ....•... 372 East Lynne ..••. 460IBelton .......... 480lPIeasant Hill ....

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. GUY H. Miller . C. M. Leister, Jr . Quentin H. Cumpton . Hugh C. Frazier . James N. Bradley. ..

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. Alfred T. Buford. . .. Pete J. Otten, Cole Camp, Mo. 65325.......... . Eddie Schneider John Owen, Box 275, Warsaw, Mo. 65355 George W. Winkler, 509 E. McPherson, . John T. Cecilia Knob Noster, Mo. 65336........ ..... ... . George B. Collins, Box 86, Holden, Mo. 64040 . Hubert L. Snare . Robert C. Taylor. . .. Emmett Ellis, 310 Goodrich Drive, Warrensburg, Mo. 64093.. ..... .... . Jack Peace Clyde D. Hayhurst, Leeton, Mo. 64761 . M. A. Ficke Marcus A. Wallace, Rt. I, Chilhowee, Mo. 64733 H. J. Gwinn, 667 E. lOth St., Sedalia, Mo. 65301. .. . Delmar Napier . Ernest L. Barker. . .. Lloyd C. Kennon, 1523 S. Harrison, Sedalia, Mo. 65301 . Russell H. Miller.. .. Leroy Ryan, Rt. 2, Green Ridge, Mo. 65332. . . . . .. . Charles R. Lenox .... R. B. Burke, Rt. 2, Box 12, La Monte, Mo. 65337 ...

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Jerry M. Eidson, Camdenton, Mo. 65020 Roy A. True, Rt. 2, Urbana, Mo. 65767 Howard Jones, Route I, Lebanon, Mo. 64651. ., D. E. Cook, Competition. Mo. 65448 Robert L. Jump, 429 W. Jackson St., Marshfield, Mo. 65706 Robert L. Myers Wayne Hensley. Ulman, Mo. 65083 Dorsey Ponder Robert L. Davis, Iberia, Mo. 65045 Robert Presley. . . . .. Leslie A. Smith, Box 53, Waynesville, Mo. 65583 James M. Evans..... Dale Hicks, Box 306, Richland, Mo. 65556

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Crawford.•••• Lebanon ......... 77 Steelville ....•..• William A. Freeman. Walter 1. Carr, Steelville, Mo. 65565 .............. Cuba ............ 312 Cuba ............ Robert Coffman ..... E. W. Hardesty, 404 Cox Drive, Cuba, Mo. 65453 .. Dent ..•...... Salem ........... 225 Salem ........... Howard E. Leonard .. Chas. B. Jeffries, 102 S. Washington, Salem, Mo. 65560 ............................. Maries ........ Belle ......•..... 373 Belle ........•... Fred Herron ........ Roy D. Huse, Belle, Mo. 65013 ................... ........ Lane's Prairie .... 531 Vichy ........... Everett M. Ragan ... William S. Motl, Vichy, Mo. 65580 ............... Vienna .......... 94 Vienna ......... Columbus Crum ..... Ralph A. Branson, Box 176, Vienna, Mo. 65582 .... Phelps: : : : : : : . Rolla ............ 213 Rolla........... C. Raymond Green .. W. C. Campbell, 203 W. 1st St., Rolla, Mo. 65401 .. St. James ........ 230\St. James •...... Benjamin Sherrick .. Thos. T. Bohon, 116 W. Hardy St., St. J ames, Mo. 65559 ......................... . . . . . . . .1 Equality ......... 497INeWbUrg ........ Lee Zink ........... Howard R. Pinto, Newburg, Mo. 65550 ........... Pulaski. ...... Arlington ........ 346 Dixon ........... Charles R. Woods .... Paul E. Cain, Dixon, Mo. 65459 .............. '" Texas. . . . . . .. Latimer......... 145 Licking. . . . . . . .. Melvin E. Barnes. . .. George G. Boren, Star Route, Sherrill, Mo. 65562..

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Lodges De Soto .......... Joachim ......... Shekinah ........ Herculaneum ....

No. I Location 119 DeSoto.......... 164lHillsboro........ 256 Festus .......... 338 Herculaneum ....

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. Harold B. Patterson. Howard L. Patterson, Box 555, Buffalo, Mo. 65622 . . . Forrest M. Dorman, Louisburg, Mo. 65685 . Randall D. Sowle 396/Louisburg . . James R. Fowler.Urbana, Mo. 65767 421 Urbana . Harold Riser . Sidney Kittel, Box 101, Weaubleau, Mo. 65774 . 279 Wheatland . Wilbur Gilbert . 288lHermitage . Leland A. Cothern . Fain Reser, Preston, Mo. 65732 . . Kenneth E. Sands . Howard Price, Fair Play, Mo. 65649 441Fair Play Fred V. Hogan, Flemington, Mo. 65650 . Ralph A. Butler . 144 Humansville . . . Morris E. Ewing, Morrisville, Mo. 65710 160,'Morrisville . Reuben Dyce . . S. B. Brown, III, Box 307, Bolivar, Mo. 65613 . H. A. Hook 195 Bolivar .467 Pleasant Hope . Ernest Hill . Leland E. Lipscomb, Route I, Box 153, Pleasant Hope, Mo. 65725 ........•...........

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1871Liberal. ........ T. D. yount ......... Archie N. Wimmer, Liberal, Mo. 64762 ........... 292 Lamar .......... Darrell D. Robertson. Kenneth M. Williams, 500 Poplar St., Rt. 3, Lamar, Mo. 64759 ............................ 516\Milford ......... Russell S. Kelley ..... Elmer L. Thomas, Milford, Mo. 64766 ............ 482 Eldorado Springs William G. Pruitt .... John F. Conway, 117 Winner Rd., El Dorado Springs, Mo. 64744 ................. 303\NeVada ......... L. Ingles Ferry ...... David V. Morris, 512 S. Main St., Nevada, Mo. 64772 ........................... 371 Sheldon ......... W. Gene Lathrop .... Harry L. Burney, Sheldon, Mo. 64784 ............ Harold R. Mosher, Schell City, Mo. 64783 ......... 4481Schell City ...... Billy D. Dickbreder .. 4901 Montevallo ...... John A. Logan ...... Lewis Kennedy, Rt. I, Milo, Mo. 64767 ........... C. H. Newland, Box 163, Richards, Mo. 64778 ..... 495IRichards ........ Melvin Wikoff ....... 605IWalker ......... James A. Phillips .... John R. Walker, Box 307, Nevada, Mo. 64772 .....

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Gree~~~~~... .1 Unite~~~ ..... O'Sullivan ....... Ash Grove ....... Solomon ......... Gate of The Temple •.....•. Republic ......... Strafford ........ •.••.... 1 Willard ....•..... Webster...... Webster ..•...... Doric .......••••• Mount Olive ..... Hazelwood ....... Henderson .......

Location Secretary Master ojSpringt1eld ...... Delno J. Spellman ... Paul L. Beazley, 2410 E. Seminole, I Springfield, Mo. 65804 ........................ 7\Walnut Grove ... Ben Daniels ......... Arliss W. Fetterhoff, Box 151, Walnut Grove, Mo. 65770 ..................... 100lAsh Grove ....... Richard Moore...... Edward Jones, Ash Grove, Mo. 65604 ............. 271 Springfield ...... Thos. E. Blankenship Milton W. Kinloch, 528 E. Normal St., I Springfield, Mo. 65804 ........................ 422ISpringfield ...... Emmett Burk....... Wm. G. Clark, 1515 Boonville Ave., I Springfield, Mo. 65803 ........................ 570IRepublic ........ James W. Boston .... Frank J. Comisky, 410 W. Anderson, I Republic, Mo. 65738 .......................... 608/Strafford........ Fred F. Kepley. . . . .. Paul B. Campbell, Rt. 3, Strafford, Mo. 65757 ..... 620 Willard. . . . . .. .. Glen Branstetter ..... Earl C. Rea, Box 95, Willard, Mo. 65781. ......... 98 Marshfield ....... Joseph E. Blinn ..... Paul V. Rathbun, 200 S. Crittenden, I Marshfield, Mo. 65706 ......................... .OOr'kland ......... David Ri,h,,,on ..... D. W. Haymes, Rt. 2, Box 67, Conway, Mo. 656.2 .. 439 Rogersville, RR. 3 James O. Wester. . .. Clyde C. Byrd, Fordland, Mo. 65652 .............. 459 Seymour ........ Calvin Pierce ........ Louis R. Miller, Route 4, Seymour, Mo. 65746 .... 477 Rogersville...... Maurice E. Turner.. L. F. Housman, Box 184, Rogersville, Mo. 65742 ...

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. Noel S. Burrows ..... Dwight E. Ward, Box 236, Van Buren, Mo. 63965........................ . Paul Ballard . Tony E. Cates, Ellsinore, Mo. 63937............ . J. F. Faulkenberry, Box 14, . Lloyd F. Lee Lesterville, Mo. 63654..................... . .. . John D. Morrison . Louis Morrison, Ellington. Mo. 63638 . Harold Walton. Route 2, Box 16-A, . Duane Powell Birch Tree, Mo. 65438.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Billy D. Johnson . Kenneth E. Lovins, Winona, Mo. 65588 . Clay Price . Loyd J. Rainbolt. Eminence, Mo. 65466..........

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Oron S. Asb,idge, Rt. I, "onton, Mo. ~3660.. .. ... HOM ton B. MoColl, Bellevoew, Mo. 63623 ......... H. B. Combs, Box 375, Fredericktown, Mo. 63645 .. Clyde Ruble, Bismarck, Mo. 63624 ............... Hezzie Graham, 414 W. 6th St., Farmington, Mo. 63640. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Floyd H. Buckner, Box 602, Desloge, Mo. 63601.. Wm. J. Barron, Mine La Motte, Mo. 63659 ........ John T. Brenon, 209 N. Division St., Bonne Terre, Mo. 63628 ....................... Eugene Pogue, Route I, Farmington, Mo. 63640 ... Harold H. Alcorn, Jr., 712 Main St., Leadwood, Mo. 63653 ......................... R. F. Rodgers, 110 Hampton, Elvins, Mo. 63639 ... Dwight Smith, 439 N. West St., Perryville, Mo. 63775 .........................

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Roy Lewis .......... Robert J. McAlister, Box 393. Portageville, Mo. 63873 Charles C. Hatley .... Virgil H. Baldwin, Box 164, Marston, Mo. 63866 .. J ames Lancaster .... Julian Miller, Risco, Mo. 63874 .................. C. D. Wright ........ Wm. B. Crow, Box 145, Lilbourn, Mo. 63862 ...... James C. Woods .... , D. V. Magee, Box 137, Caruthersville, Mo. 63830 .. Richard Kohn ....... Woodrow W. Chism, 400 E. Madison. Hayti, Mo. 63851 ............................ Charles W. Miller .... Phillip G. Koury, Box 216, Steele, Mo. 63877 ..... Arblean McHugh .... D. L. Potts, Box 178, Wardell, Mo. 63879 ..........

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Grand Master

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Thos. F. Riddick .. * Nath'l B. Tucker .. * Nath'l B. Tucker .. * Nath'l B. Tucker .. * Nath'l B. Tucker ..• Edward Bates • Edward Bates * Edward Bates Hardage Lane * Hardage Lane ....• Hardage Lane ....• Edward Bates ....• H. R. Gamble .... Sinclair Kirtley ...• A. B. Chambers ...• A. B. Chambers ...• S. W. B. Carnegy .• S. W. B. Carnegy .• S. W. B. Carnegy.* P. H. McBride P. H. McBride * P. H. McBride • P. H. McBride ....• P. H. McBride ..... J. W. S. Mitchell.'" J. W. S. Mitchell.* John Ralls * Joseph Foster * Joseph Foster * John F. Ryland • John F. Ryland * B. W. Grover * B. W. Grover .....• Wilson Brown L. S. Cornwell ....•

D. Grand Master Thompson Douglas.* Thompson Douglas.* Geo. H. C. Melody •.• Geo. H. C. Melody ..• Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Hardage Lane Hardage Lane Geo. H. C. Melody ..• Fred L. BiIlon Geo. H. C. Melody .. • Geo. H. C. Melody .. Geo. H. C. Melody A. B. Chambers 01< Sinclair Kirtley • Sinclair Kirtley • John D. Daggett • John D. Daggett • John D. Daggett * A. B. Chambers • Joseph Foster • Joab Bernard Joab Bernard ......• Joseph Foster ...... • Fred L. BiIlon ......• John D. Taylor ..... • John D. Taylor ....• E. S. Ruggles • E. S. Ruggles • E. S. Ruggles • B. W. Grover • E. S. Ruggles • S. F. Currie • L. S. Cornwell * D. P. Wallingford .. '"

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Junior G. Warden

James Kennerly .. • William Bates ......• Edward Bates • William Bates • Edward Bates • Wm. G. Pettus • Edward Bates Wm. G. Pettus * Wm. G. Pettus • Thornt. Grimsley * Wm. G. Pettus * Thornt. Grimsley * Martin Ruggles * John F. Ryland * Martin Ruggles * H. R. Gamble * H. R. Gamble • Adam L. Mills • H. R. Gamble 01< Adam L. Mills • Sinclair Kirtley .. * Adam L. Mills • Oliver Parker * Augustus Jones • M. J. Noyes • Augustus Jones • John Wilson • G. A. Tuttle .......• Oliver Parker ....• S. W. B. Carnegy ... • Oliver Parker .... * S. W. B. Carnegy ...• Edward Searcey .. • Granville Snell • A. B. Chambers * Thomas Andrews • A. B. Chambers * Aex. T. Douglass • Alex T. Douglass.· Wm. C. Vance * Alex T. Douglass .• John Orrick • Joseph Foster ..... C. H. Bowers * Joseph Foster ....• C. H. Bowers .•... * J. W. S. Mitchell.. E. S. Ruggles • E. S. Ruggles * J. L. F. Jacoby * E. S. Ruggles * J. L. F. Jacoby • E. S. Ruggles .....• J. L. F. Jacoby • J. L. F. Jacoby Cyrus Osborn • Cyrus Osborn * Joseph Megguire • Joseph Megguire .•. P. Draper * P. Draper * S. F. Currie • S. F. Currie J. H. Turner • J. H. Turner .....• S. H. Saunders • J. W. Chenoweth.* R. C. Hill * James H. Britton.* ..•..............•'"

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

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

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L. S. Cornwell • ** Benjamin Sharp .. • W. A. Cunningham .. S. H. Saunders ..• • P. Draper ..•...... '" S. H. Saunders " Marcus Boyd * Marcus Boyd '" M. H. McFarland .. • M. H. McFarland." W. R. Penick • Wm. R. Penick John Decker " Geo. Whitcomb • John H. Turner * John H. Turner .. * Wm. N. Loker • John F. Houston.* John D. Vinci!. John F. Houston. * John D. Vinci!. • John D. Vinci! ... • W. E. Dunscomb * W. E. Dunscomb.* C. A. Rowley " John D. Vinci!. .. * R. E. Anderson * William D. Muir.* T. E. Garrett • Thos. E. Garrett.* R. E. Anderson * Thos. E. Garrett." R. E. Anderson * Samuel H. Owens.* J. E. Ryland * R. E. Anderson .. • John W. Luke * John W. Luke • Xenophon RYland .. " James E. Cadle • Xenophon Ryland .. " Xen. Ryland • Thos. C. Ready • T. C. Ready • Noah M. Givan * Noah M. Givan • Joseph S. Browne .. • Jos. S. Browne • W. R. Stubblefield .. • W. R. Stubblefield· Alex. M. Dockery * Alex. M. Dockery.* Chas. C. Woods • Chas. C. Woods * Lee A. Hall ........• Lee A. Hal!. • Robt. F. Stevenson.* Robt. F. Stevenson" James W. Boyd * James W. Boyd .. " George R. Hunt * Geo. R. Hunt ..... " W. M. Williams " Wm. M. Williams." James P. Wood • James P. Wood ... U Theodore Brace " Theodore Brace .. * Geo. E. Walker .; Geo. E. Walker " B. H. Ingram " B. H. Inlrl'am " John R. Parson " John R. Parson • Harry Keene * Harry Keene " J. B. Thomas " J. B. Thomas " A. M. Hough " A. M. Hough • D. A. Jamison •

J. W. Chenoweth.· S. H. Saunders • Marcus Boyd • John F. Houston .. * W. R. Penick • John Decker • Geo. Whitcomb * Wm. N. Loker * John D. Vinci!. .. " A. L. McGregor .. " Martin Collins * R. E. Anderson • T. E. Garrett * Wm. D. Muir * A. M. Dockery * Sam H. Owens " Sam H. Owens • John W. Luke " Jas. E. Cadle " Jas. E. Cadle " Thos. C. Ready • Noah M. Givan " Jos. S. Browne * W. R. Stubblefield* Jas. E. Carter U* Chas. C. Woods • Lee A. Hall Robt. F. Stevenson. James W. Boyd * George R. Hunt ..• Wm. M. Williams .• James P. Wood ... * Theodore Brace ...• Geo. E. Walker " B. H. Ingram " John R. Parson " Harry Keene .....• J. B. Thomas ....• A. M. Hough D. A. Jamison * F. J. Tygard •

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

John D. Daggett " John D. Daggett ...• John D. Daggett ...• John D. Daggett ...• John D. Daggett ...• John D. Daggett ...• John D. Daggett .... John D. Daggett ...• John D. Daggett Wm. N. Loker Wm. N. Loker Wm. N. Loker Wm. N. Loker " Wm. N. Loker .....• Wm. N. Loker ...... Wm. N. Loker .....• Wm. N. Loker .•..•• Wm. N. Loker ...... Wm. N. Loker .....• Wm. N. Loker ...... Wm. N. Loker .....• Wm. N. Loker .....• Wm. N. Loker John W. Luke John W. Luke John W. Luke ....• n John W. Luke ...... Samuel M. Kennard. Samuel M. Kennard. Samuel M. Kennard. Samuel M. Kennard. Samuel M. Kennard" Samuel M. Kennard" Samuel M. Kennard" Samuel M. Kennard" Samuel M. Kennard" Samuel M. Kennard" Samuel M. Kennard" Samuel M. Kennard" Samuel M. Kennard" Samuel M. Kennard"

A. O'Sullivan'" A. O'Sullivan. A. O'Sullivan. A. O'Sullivan. A. O'Sullivan. A. O'Sullivan. A. O'Sullivan. A. O'Sullivan. A. O'Sullivan. A. O'Sullivan. A. O'Sullivan. A.O'Sullivan.t G. Frank Gouley"t G. Frank Gouley. G. Frank Gouley" G. Frank Gouley" G. Frank Gouley. G. Frank Gouley. G. Frank Gouley. G. Frank Gouley" G. Frank Gouley. G. Frank Gouley""11 John D. Vinci!. John D. Vinci!. John D. Vinci!. John D. Vinci!. John D. Vincil. John D. Vincil. John D. Vincil. John D. Vincil. John D. Vincil. John D. Vinci!. John D. Vincil" John D. Vinci!. John D. Vincil. John D. Vinci!. John D. Vinci!. John D. Vinci!. John D. Vinci!. John D. Vinci!" John D. Vinci!"

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LIST OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A. F. & A. M. MISSOURI FROM ITS ORGANIZATION. APRIL 23. 1821 Date Election

Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Oct.. 1896 Oct.• 1897 Oct.• 1898 Oct.• 1899 Oct.• 1900 ..•. Oct•• 1901. .•. Oct.• 1902 Oct.• 1903 Sept.,1904 Sept.• 1905 Sept.• 1906 Sept.• 1907 Sept.• 1908. '" Sept., 1909 ..•. Sept.• 1910 Sept.• 1911 Sept.• 1912 Oct.• 1913 Sept.• 1914 Sept.• 1915 Sept., 1916 Sept.,1917 Sept.• 1918 Sept., 1919 Sept., 1920 Sept.• 1921. Oct., 1922 Oct.• 1923 Oct., 1924 Oct.• 1925 Oct., 1926 Oct.• 1927 Sept.,1928 .•.. Sept.,1929 Oct.• 1930 Sept.• 1931. Sept.,1932 Sept•• 1933 Sept., 1934

D. A. Jamison • F. J. Tygard • E. F. Allen • C. H. Briggs • Campbell Wells • Joseph C. Finagin.· John C. yocum • Wm. F. Kuhn • Leroy R. Valliant .. • A. S. Houston D. M. Wilson '" John T. Short '" R. R. Kreeger ....• Wm. A. Hall ....•. Clay C. Bigger .....• Arch A. Johnson ... Jacob Lampert ....• Van Fremont Boor'" Tolman W. Cotton'" Frank R. Jesse ....• Edward Higbee ....• Wm. A. Clark ...... John W. Bingham .• Julius C. Garrell .•.• Wm. F. Johnson • O. A. Lucas • Bert S. Lee '" Joseph S. McIntyre· Orestes Mitchell W. W. Martin • John Pickard '" Anthony F. Ittner .• Byrne E. Bigger • S. R. Freet Wm. R. Gentry * Ray V. Denslow • Thad B. Landon • F. C. Barnhill * Du Val Smith '"

F. J. Tygard E. F. Allen C. H. Briggs Campbell Wells • Joseph C. Finagin ..• John C. yocum • Wm. F. Kuhn • Leroy B. Valliant .. '" A. S. Houston D. M. Wilson John T. Short '" R. R. Kreeger '" William A. Hall .•.. '" Clay C. Bigger ..... • Arch A. Johnson ...• Jacob Lampert ...... Van Fremont Boor .• Chesley A. Mosman.'" Frank R. Jesse .••.• Edward Higbee •.•. '" Wm. A. Clark ..... '" John W. Bingham .. • Julius C. Garrell • Wm. F. Johnson • O. A. Lucas ..•.... • Bert S. Lee ........ • Joseph S. Mclntyre.4O Orestes Mitchell. • W. W. Martin • John Pickard • A. F. Ittner * B. E. Bigger * S. R. Freet • Wm. R. Gentry • Ray V. Denslow • Thad B. Landon • Frank C. Barnhill .. * Du Val Smith • Jas. W. Skelly

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

Grand Treasurer

E. F. Allen '" C. H. Briggs • Samuel M. Kennard.'" C. H. Briggs Campbell Wells • Samuel M. Kennard.· Campbell Wells Joseph C. Finagin .. • Samuel M. Kennard.· Joseph C. Finagin •• John C. yocum • Samuel M. Kennard.· John C. yocum .... • Wm. F. Kuhn • Samuel M. Kennard.· Wm. F. Kuhn .•... • Leroy B. Valliant .. • Samuel M. Kennard.· Leroy B. Valliant.· A. S. Houston ..... • Samuel M. Kennard.· A. S. Houston • D. M. Wilson ....•. • John R. Parson '" D. M. Wilson '" Howard Watson * John R. Parson • John T. Short • R. R. Kreeger • Alphonso C. Stewart· R. R. Kreeger '" William A. Hall • Alphonso C. Stewart'" William A. Hall • Clay C. Bigger Alphonso C. Stewart'" Clay C. Bigger * Arch A. Johnson • Alphonso C. Stewart'" Arch A. Johnson • Jacob Lampert • Alphonso C. Stewart'" Jacob Lampert • Van Fremont Boor .• Alphonso C. Stewart· Van Fremont Boor.· Chesley A. Mosman .• Alphonso C. Stewart· Chesley A. Mosman· Tolman W. Cotton .• Alphonso C. Stewart'" Tolman W. Cotton .. • Frank R. Jesse •••.• Alphonso C. Stewart· Edward Higbee • Wm. A. Clark .•... • Alphonso C. Stewart· Wm. A. Clark • John W. Bingham .• Alph. C. Stewart .••• John W. Bingham.· Julius C. Garrell .. '" Wm. A. Hall. • Julius C. Garrell • Wm. F. Johnson Wm. A. Hall • Wm. F. Johnson • O. A. Lucas Wm. A. Hall • O. A. Lucas • Bert S. Lee * Wm. A. Hall • Bert S. Lee ........• Joseph S. McIntyre.· Wm. A. Hall ..•••.• • Joseph S. McIntyre. * Orestes Mitchell. • Wm. A. Hall • Orestes Mitchell. • W. W. Martin '" Wm. A. Hall. • W. W. Martin 4O John Pickard •.••.. '" Wm. A. Hall • John Pickard • A. F. Ittner • Wm. A. Hall "'ttt A. F. Ittner • B. E. Bigger * E. E. Morris B. E. Bigger * S. R. Freet • E. E. Morris * S. R. Freet * Wm. R. Gentry, Sr.· E. E. Morris Wm. R. Gentry, Sr.• Ray V. Denslow • E. E. Morris 4O Ray V. Denslow Thad B. Landon E. E. Morris Thad B. Landon • Frank C. Barnhill .. 4O E. E. Morris * Frank C. Barnhill ..• Du Val Smith 4O E. E. Morris 4O Du Val Smith Jas. W. Skelly E. E. Morris Jas. W. Skelly Geo. W. Walker * E. E. Morris * Geo. W. Walker H. L. Reader * E. E. Morris *

Grand Secretary John D. Vincil· John D. Vincil· John D. Vincil· John D. Vincil· John D. Vincil. John D. Vincil. John D. Vincil· John D. Vincil· John D. Vincil·nn John R. ParsonU'" John R. Parson'" John R. Parson'" John R. Parson'" John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson'" John R. Parson'" John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson. John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parsontt· Frank R. Jesse'" Frank R. Jesse'" Frank R. Jesse· Frank R. Jesse· Frank R. Jesse· Frank R. Jesse**tt Arthur Matherttt Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather'" Arthur Mather'" Arthur Mather'" Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather'"

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James W. Skelly Geo. W. Walker * H. L. Reader • Henry C. Chiles ....• E. E. Morris ......•• Geo. W. Walker * H. L. Reader * Henry C. Chiles * Elwyn S. Woods ... t E. E. Morris ........ H. L. Reader • Henry C. Chiles ....• Elwyn S. Woods t Karl M. Vetsburg ..• E. E. Morris ......•• Henry C. Chiles • Elwyn S. Woods t Karl M. Vetsburg .. • Harry S. Truman ... E. E. Morris ........ Karl M. Vetsburg.• Harry S. Truman Harris C. Johnston.· Forrest C. Donnell .. E. E. Morris........ Harry S. Truman Harris C. Johnston. * Forrest C. Donnell.. Grover C. Sparks. §§ E. E. Morris • Harris C. Johnston .• Forrest C. Donnell .. Grover C. Sparks.§§ Wm. F. Woodruff ... E. E. Morris .......• Forrest C. Donnell .. Grover C. Sparks.§§ W. F. Woodruff ..... James A. Kinder.§§§ E. E. Morris • W. F. Woodruff Willis J. Bray * Solon Cameron .....• Morris E. Ewing E. E. Morris * Willis J. Bray • Solon Cameron .....• Morris E. Ewing HarryF.Sunderland*E. E. Morris * Willis J. Bray * Solon Cameron .....• Morris E. Ewing Harry F. Sunderland'!' E. E. Morris ...•...• Solon Cameron ..••• Morris E. Ewing Harry F. Sunderland* James M. Bradford .. E. E. Morris * Morris E. Ewin!/: .... Harry F. Sunderland. James M. Bradford .. Ray Bond .........• • E. E. Morris .......• Harry F. Sundel'!and'!' James M. Bradford .. Ray Bond • Homer L. Ferguson. E. E. Morris James M. Bradford .. Ray Bond ..........• Homer L. Ferguson. RiChard O. Rumer ..• E. E. Morris .......• Ray Bond .••...... • Homer L. Ferguson .. Richard O. Rumer James McB. Sellers .. E. E. Morris • Homer L. Ferguson .. Richard O. Rumer James McB. Sellers .. Orestes Mitchell, Jr.. E. E. Morris Richard O. Rumer ... James McB. Sellers .. Orestes Mitchell, Jr William J. Craig E. E. Morris ...•..• • James McB. Sellers.. Orestes Mitchell. Jr... William J. Craig Harold M. Jayne E. E. Morris .... •••• Orestes Mitchell, Jr.. William J. Craig.... Harold M. Jayne.... Frank P. Briggs James M. DeWitt .... William J. Craig ..•.. Harold M. Jayne •.... Frank P. Briggs ..... Robert L. Aronson James M. DeWittUU Harold M. Jayne..•. Frank P. Briggs Robert L. Aronson .. Harold O. GraueL .. W. H. Utz, Jr Frank P. Briggs Robert L. Aronson Harold O. GraueL... Bruce H. Hunt...... W. H. Vb, Jr Robert L. Aronson Harold O. GraueL... Bruce H. Hunt...... Robert H. Mann... .. W. H. Utz, Jr Harold O. GraueL Bruce H. Hunt Robert H. Mann J. Renick Jones ~ W. H. Utz, Jr Bruce H. Hunt Robert H. Mann R. Jasper Smith ••• U Martin B. Dickinson. W. H. Utz. Jr Robert H. Mann R. Jasper Smith U Martin B. Dickinson. A. U. Goodman. Jr.. W. H. Utz, Jr Martin B. Dickinson A. U. Goodman, Jr•. George F. Morrison. A. B. Vanlandingham W. H. Utz. Jr A. U. Goodman, Jr... George F. Morrison.. A. B. Vanlandingham Russell E. Murray W. H. Utz, Jr George F. Morrison .. A. B. Vanlandingham Russell E. Murray William R. Denslow .. W. H. Utz, Jr A. B. Vanlandingham Russell E. Murray William R. Denslow.. Elvis A. Mooney W. H. Utz, Jr R. E. Murray ....... W. R. Denslow E. A. Mooney ....... J. M. Donelson W. H. Utz, Jr

·Deceased. §Was not installed. tResigned. ·tDied August 11, 1866. while in office. ·~Appointed August 13. 1866. by John D. Vincil, Grand Master. "IIDied April 11. 1877, while in office. *UUDied October 12, 1904, while in office. *··Died April 22. 1916, while in office. U.Appointed October 22, 1904, by Leroy B. Valliant. Grand Master.

·IIJohn W. Luke served, by appointment. as Grand Secretary. from April 11. 1877 to October 11. 1877, and died October, 1888. fiDied within week after his installation. ttThere was no Communication in 1835, owing to the anti-Masonic excitement. ··Withdrawn from Masonry. tt·Resigned May 20, 1921. account ill health. ·tttDied November 7, 1924. while in office. ••..Resigned December 14, 1953. ··ttDied August 29, 1927. while in office.

Arthur Mather. Arthur Mather. Arthur Mather. Arthur Mather. Arthur Mather. Arthur Mather. Arthur Mather. Arthur Mather. Arthur Mather§§§§ Harold L. Reader.§ Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader Harold L. Reader••U Elmer W .Wagner.U Elmer W. Wagner Elmer W. Wagner Elmer W. Wagner Elmer W. Wagner Elmer W. Wagner Elmer W. Wagner

ttt Appointed September 1, 1927, by J obn Pickard, Grand Master. §§Died December 28, 1942. while in office. §§§Died May 8. 1943. while in office. §§§§Died April 22, 1944, while in office. ·§Appointed May 1. 1944 by W. F. Woodruff. Grand Master. U~Died September 16, 1956. ·~Appointed May 1, 1960. ··UResigned May 1. 1960. ·"UDied while in office January 8. 1962. tResigned Sept. 28, 1960

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JAMES KENNERLY. Senior Warden

WILLIAM BATES. Junior Warden ABRAM BECK, Secretary

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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES TO AND FROM THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI FROM MISSOURI

TO MISSOURI Grand Representative Robert L. Aronson Robert H. Mann Durward T. Moffitt William H. Chapman John W. Adams D. Lear Tanner C. Leonard Gasper Russell E. Murray Warren Drescher, Jr

GRAND LODGE Post Office

. St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Alabama . . Kansas City Alberta . . Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . .. . Argentina . . Webster Groves Arizona . . Marshall. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Arkansas . . Kansas City. . .. . . . . . . .. . Austria •...•....... . St. Joseph Belgium . . St. Louis Brazil-Rio de Janeiro . . Kirkwood. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Brazil-Rio Grande do SuI. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Brazil-Minas Gerais . ................. " . . .. . Brazil-Pernambuco .. , . ...........•................. Brazil-Santa Catarina . F;'~d 'Ii: K~i~ht: ::: :::.':.': :: Kansas City Brazil-Sao Paulo . British Columbia . W. Hugh McLaughlin . Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . . . Canada . Oliver Luft . St. Louis A. C. Sodemann . St. Louis Chile . Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . . . China . Henry W. Fox . Colorado . Edward E. Wilson . St. Joseph. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . ............................ Colombia-Barranquilla . Th~~~ '13: M~th~~: ::::::::: . Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . .. . Connecticut .. " . Costa Rica . Walter H. Baird " . Columbia Cuba . Harold M. Jayne . Memphis Delaware . Walter L. Walker . Neosho Eric Sonnich . Trenton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Denmark . District of Columbia . J. M. Sellers . Lexington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ecuador . J. Floyd Alcorn . St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . EI Salvador . Dr. J. B. Steinmetz . Clarkton. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . England . Bruce H. Hunt . Kirksville Finland . Sherman A. Smith . Joplin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Florida . John Rich . Jefferson City. . . . . . . . .. . France (Natl.) . Harold O. Grauel. . Cape Girardeau Georgia . Thos. J. Davis, Jr . Piedmont Greece . Vernie G. Fisher. Sr . Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . .. . Walter A. Higbee . Lancaster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guatemala . Harry C. Ploetze . St. Louis............... . Iceland . Walter J. Simon . St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Idaho . Walter C. Ploeser . St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Illinois . John A. Weiss . Kansas City India . Elmer W. Wagner . St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Indiana .

Grand Representative

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St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Independence Independence........... Kirkwood Princeton.............. St. Louis , St. Louis............... Macon Kansas City............ St. Louis.......... .. Kirksville Macks Creek Kansas City........... Rolla.................. Kansas City...... Los Angeles............ Springfield............. St. Louis............... St. Louis............... St. Joseph............. Independence Kirkwood Cape Girardeau......... Springfield............. Morrisville............. Boonville.............. Lexington.............. New Franklin.......... Columbia St. Louis....... . St. Louis............... Bloomfield.............. Jefferson City St. Louis............... Kennett................ Purdin................. Rolla St. Louis............... St. Joseph Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas City............ Sikeston St. Joseph. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Chillicothe

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TO MISSOURI Grand Representative W. B. Massey ..••........... Frank K. Roy, Jr.•......... W. F. Woodruff . George F. Morrison . .Tames M. Bradford . Harry S Truman . Elvin K. Luff .

Bonne Terre Kansas City Kansas City St. Louis St. Louis Independence Independence

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County

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Hiram Harmony Taylor Olive Branch............. Unity Ark Franklin Union Grover............. . . . . .. Vandalia Williamsburg............. Sangamon Union Shawnee ChapeL.......... . . . . . . .. Eden Tucker................... Boonville.......... . . . . . .. Auburn CentraL Perseverance Columbia New London Greencastle Franklin................. Hiram Harmony Wyaconda Joachim•................. Springfield Ava Mexico Ringgold Temperance Temple Far West , Osage Lafayette Lafayette

St. 9~arles LOuisiana Springfield Alton Jackson......... Newark Franklin Calhoun......... Vandalia Wil~iamsburg.... Sprmgfield Jonesboro New Santa Fe Chapel Hill. . . . .. Covington Ste. Ger:evieve Boonville........ Auburn Smithville Louisiana Columbia New London Greencastle Alton St. Charles Jacksonville La Grange Herculaneum Springfield Ava Mexico Camden Point Vandalia Mellville Galena Little Osage Lexington....... Lexington.......

S~. Charles Pike Greene Madison '" Cape Girardeau. Knox Howard '" Henry......... Fayette Callaway Sangamon. . . .. Union......... Jackson Lafayette...... Washington Ste. Genevieve.. Cooper......... Lincoln Clay Pike Boone Ralls Sullivan Madison.. . . . .. St. Charles Morgan Lewis Jefferson Sangamon..... Douglas Audrain Platte Platte Dade J 0 Daviess. . . .. Vernon Lafayette...... Lafayette......

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Date of Charter

Remarks

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1820. by G.L. of Tenn October 11, 1821. May 6, 1852 April 3,1822 Nov.25.1821, disp. G.L.Ind. May 8,1852 April 3, 1822 May, 1852. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. October 8,1822 May 6, 1852 October 25, 1822 ......•.••. October 25, 1822 .........•. May, 1858 May 6, 1852 ...........•••. October 9,1822 October 10, 1826 April 3, 1827. . . . . . . . . . . . .. May 8,1852 May 6,1852 April 8, 1828 October 5,1830 October 5,1837 June 2,1866 October 5, 1837 October 5,1837 October 2,1838 June 10. 1853 Oct., 1820, by G.L. Tenn October 8,1839 October 13, 1887 May 6,1852 May 6,1852 October 9,1839 May, 1858 October 11, 1839 May 6,1852 October 8, 1840 October 19, 1867

Surrendered April 4, 1826 Surrendered April 1825 United with "United No.5" United with 1st G.L. of Illinois 1824 Surrendered January 7, 1823 ' United with Edina Lodge No. 291 May 2 1946 Arrested December 20 1831 ' , Died 1860 ' United with 1st G.L. of Illinois 1824 Surrendered December 31, 1929 Arrested April 11, 1826 United with 1st G.L. of Illinois, 1824 Surrendered 1863 Surrendered 1855 United with 1st G.L. of Illinois 1824 Surrendered April 6, 1831 ' Arrested October 3, 1838 Arrested October, 1884, by Lee A. Hall, G.M. Went down on account of war, 1861 Arrested April 3, 1838 Arrested October 3,1838 Surrendered 1862, on account of war Arrested April, 1879 United with G.L. of lIIinois 1243 Arrested October 16, 1846 ' United with G.L. of Illinois, 1840 Surrendered 1876 Arrested April 8, 1825 United with G.L. of Illinois, 1840 Arrested June, 1892, by B. H. Ingram, G.M. Consolidated 1887 with Hebron No. 354 Arrested May, 1855 United with G.L. of lIIinois, 1842 Surrendered 1863 Surrendered 1846 Destroyed 1861, by war Arrested December I, 1866 ConsoI. 1882 with Lexington No. 149

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Triangle Perryville Hillsboro alias Mt. Moriah. Hillsboro........ Independence. . . .. . . . . . . .. Independence.... Dawson Wellington Cedar.............. . . . . .. Owensville. . . . . .. Graham.... . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Pleasant Hill Tully Tully............ Clinton Carlyle Modena Modena Coleman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. St. Louis. . . . . . .. Des Moines Burlington Bolivar....... . . . . . . . . . . .. Bolivar.......... Aetna Aetna Houston................. Breckenridge Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Bloomington..... Middle Grove Middle Grove Middle Grove , Middle Grove Jacksonville.. . . . . . . . . . . .. .J ackson ville ROchester 1 Rochester Sparta. fOl"ly "Kabzeett".. Sparta.......... Martha Washington Washington Mineral Point " . .. .. Mineral Point Haynesville

50 50 50 51 54 56 58 59 59 60 61 62 62 63 63 64 65 66 66 67

Middletown Ozark Anderson Living-ston Douglas Platte Monticello Lancaster Marion St. Clair Osceola Maysville Dubuque " St. Marys Iowa City. . .. . Landmark Melody Marshall Linn Rocheport

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

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October 12, 1882 October 8, 1840 October 8, 1841. May 28, 1858 October 15, 1868 June 12, 1853 June 9, 1853 October 8, 1841. June 2,1866 October 8, 1841. October 20, 1841. June 9,1853 , June 2,1866 June 2,1866 October 20. 1841. June 9,1853 October 13, 1870. . . . . . . . .. June 2, 1866. . . . . . . . . . . . .. June 10, 1853. . . . . . . . . . October 8, 1841. June 10,1853 October 11, 1842. '" . May 25, 1854

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May 25, 1854. . . . . . . . . . . . .. October 17, 1842 May, 1858. . . October 11, 1842 October 11, 1842. . . . . . . . .. October 14, 1842. . . . . . . . .. October 12, 1842. . . . . . . . .. May 25, 1854 October 11, 1842 October 11, 1842 October 15, 1842 May 25, 1854 October 10, 1843 " May 25,1854 , October 10, 1843 October 12, 1843.... . .. October 12, 1843.... . .. October 12, 1843. . . . . . . . .. May 28,1856 October 20, 1843. . . . . . . . ..

Consol. 1887 with Triple Tie No. 457 Arrested October 16, 1846 Surrendered October, 1846 Surrendered 1864 Arrested January, 1900 Destroyed 1862, by war Surrendered May, 1863 Arrested October 19, 1846 Arrested October, 1876 Changed to "Mt. Moriah No. 40," 1844 United with G.L. of Iowa, 1844 Surrendered 1863 Consol. with Memphis No. 16, 1890 Arrested April 22, 1869 United with G.L. of Iowa, 1844 Arrested February 29,1864 Arrested Dec. 17, 1943 by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Surrendered October, 1899 Surrendered 1865 Arrested October 19, 1846 Arrested May, 1863 United with G.L. of Wisconsin, 1844 Changed name to Holt Lodge No. 49, September 1904-still in existence Arrested May 18, 1858 Arrested October 18, 1847 Destroyed 1861, by war Surrendered September, 1876 Surrendered November 15, 1883 Surrendered 1864 Arrested by J as. W. Boyd, G.M., October, 1886 Arrested 1866 United with G.L. of Illinois, 1844 United with G.L. of Illinois, 1843 Destroyed 1861, by war Destroyed 1862, by war .United with G.L. of Iowa, 1844 Surrendered January, 1864 United with G.L. of Iowa, 1844 Destroyed 1861, by war United with G.L. of Wisconsin, 1844 Arrested 1851 Arrested 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. United with Howard Lodge No.4, Apr. 19, 1945

County Perry Montgomery Jackson Lafayette Gasconade Cass Lewis Clinton Mercer . Polk Scotland Caldwell . Monroe Monroe Randolph Andrew Buchanan Franklin Clinton

. Middletown. . . . .. Montgomery Greene . Springfield . Chapel Hill. . . . .. Lafayette Glasgow. . . . . . . .. Howard . . Marthasville..... Warren Platte City. . . . .. Platte . .. Lewis . Monticello. . . Lancaster. . . . . .. Schuyler . Salem. . . . . . . . . .. Marion St. Clair . Belleville . Osceola. . . . . . . . .. St. Clair DeKalb . Maysvi!le . Dubuque Perry . Perryville . Marshall . Platteville. . .. . .. Benton . Warsaw Saline . Iowa City Osage . Linn 1 Boone . Rocheport

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Clinton '1 Alexandria Marion College Warren.......... Armstrong

Henry '1 Clark Marion Marion........ Howard

72 75 75 75 81 81 83 84 84 85 86 86 87 88 88 88 90 90 94 94 95 95 95 95 98

Danville Ashley Bowling Green Neosho Hickory Grove Central. Dana Multanomah Potter Johnson Mitchell. Mo. Mil. 3d Reg't Mo. Vol.. Hardin Bates Olive Branch Dresden........ . . . . . . . . .. Prairie King Solomon Boone Evening Star Acacia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Pleasant Hill. Chapman Meramec Western Star. . . . . . . . . . . ..

Danville . Ashley . Bowling Green . Neosho . Hickory Grove . Molino . Calhoun . Oregon City . Longwood . Warrensburg . Columbus . . . Santa Fe . Butler . ·Union . Dresden . Harrisonville . St. Catharine . Columbia . Cuba . Jackson . Pleasant Hill . Las Vegas . Eureka . "Covenient Place"

Montgomery Pike Pike Newton Callaway Audrain Henry

99 100 101 101 103 105 106 106 106 107 108 108 108 108 108 109 109

Mt. Vernon Canton................... Greene................... Easton Carthage " Relief Macon Laporte.................. Miami. GOlden Square.. . .. . . .. New Madrid Aztec Gothic Pineville Altamont Montezuma Louisiana

Mt. Vernon Canton Springfield Easton Carthage Georgetown Macon Macon Miami. Westport New Madrid Las Cruces Moberly Pineville Altamont Santa Fe Ste. Genevieve ..

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October 23, 1844 . October 16,1844 . October 16, 1844 . . .••...•••.•............. May 25, 1854 . October 16, 1844 October 19, 1846. . . . . . . . . .. October 14, 1846 October 14, 1846 June 2, 1866. . . . . . . . . . . . .. October 12,1893 October 17, 1846 Qctober 19, 1846 May 25. 1854 " March 19, 1847 May 9,1860 ..•............ October 14, 1847 October 9, 1847 May 28,1858 October 14, 1847 October 19, 1867 October 12, 1847 June 2,1866 May 8, 1848 May 29, 1855 May 5, 1848 May 8, 1848. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. June 2,1866 October 17,1878 '" May 10,1848 May 11, 1848 . May 11, 1848 '" . May 12, 1848 . May 28, 1868 . May 12, 1849.....•........ May 10, 1849 . May 28, 1858 . May 28, 1858 . May 10, 1849 . May 10, 1849 . May 10, 1849 . October 19, 1867 . October 17, 1878 . October 22, 1896. ; . September 19, 1919 . May 8,1851. . 1807, by G.L. of Pa .

Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. Arrested 1864 Changed to "Dickerson," 1847 Formed from "College No. 70" Changed name to Armstrong Lodge No.· 70, October 1891-still in existence Consolo with Florence Lodge No. 261,1892 Surrendered October 18, 1897 Changed to "Ashley No. 75" Surrendered 1863; restored as 247, in 1867 Surrendered March, 1893 United with Hebron Lodge 354. Feb. 20, 1951 Arrested October 28, 1852 1st Lodge on Pac. Coast. United G.L. Oregon Surrendered December 2. 1896 Destroyed 1861. by war Destroyed 1861, by war Closed with Mexican war No record except dispensation Destroyed 1861, by war Arrested about 1855 Arrested July, 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. Destroyed 1861, by war Consol. with Brookfield No. 86, January, 1888 Surrendered May 25, 1858 Surrendered June 12, 1875 Went down during the civil war Arrested 1853 United with G.L. of New Mexico, 1877 Arrested September, 1916, by F. R. Jesse, G.M. Withdrew to assist in formation of G.L. of California, 1850 Surrendered December 27, 1862 Consolo with Craft Lodge No. 287, Dec., 1898 United with "United No.5," 1857 Arrested October, 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Burned out 1861 Went down 1860 Surrendered 1873 Changed to "Macon No. 106" Surrendered February 10, 1857 Arrested October, 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Destroyed during the civil war United with G.L. of New Mexico, 1877 Consol. with Moberly Lodge No. 344, 1896 Arrested by G.L., 1919 United with West. Star Lodge 15, June 17, 1949 United with G.L. of New Mexico, 1877 Arrested by G.L. of Pennsylvania, 1824

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St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Ezell Waverly Sibley Border................... Daviess.................. Versailles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hiram " Kingston......... . . . . . . .. Foster................... Dover.................... Cedar Dardenne Kirksville Live Oak .. " Constantine.............. Charleston, Barry West Prairie Sarcoxie Pleasant Mount

St. Louis . St. Francisville . Waverly .. Sibley . South-West City .. Gallatin . Versailles . St. Charles . Kingston . Boston . Dover . Fremont . O'Fallon . Kirksville . Pleasant Hill. . Charleston . Charleston . Cassville . Clarkton . Sarcoxie . Olean .

135 135 137 137 138 140 140 141 141 141 143 144 145 145 146 147 148 148 150 152 153 154

Ridgley Ridgley.......... Warrensburg .............â&#x20AC;˘ Warrensburg . . .. Warrenton Warrenton Prairieville Prairieville Round Prairie Newark Smithton Smithfield....... Papinsville Papinsville Middlebury............... Middlebury...... Oriental. Trenton Chain of Rocks Owen Flint Hill Flint Hill John Dade Cassville Windsor City. . . . . . . . . . . .. Windsor City Rising Star Ebenezer........ College Mound McGee Buffalo Buffalo yancy Pineville Purdy Purdy........... Leavenworth............. Leavenworth Linn Creek. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Linn Creek. . . . .. Kansas Wyandotte....... Concord Concord.........

County St. Louis Clark Lafayette Jackson McDonald Daviess Morgan St. Charles Caldwell Scott Lafayette Cedar St. Charles Adair Cass Mississippi :vIississippi. Barry Dunklin Jasper Miller Platte Johnson Warren Pike Andrew . Bates Mercer Grundy Lincoln St. Charles Barry Carroll Greene Macon Dallas McDonald Barry Camden . Callaway

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Remarks

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1809, by G.L. of Pa " May 9, 1850 , May 9, 1850. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. May 10, 1850 October 15, 1874. . . . . . . . .. May 10, 1850. . . . . . . . . . . . .. May 10, 1850 May 10, 1850 October 19, 1867 May 10, 1850 May 20, 1850 May 10, 1851. October 19,1867 May 8, 1851 October 19, 1867. . . . . . . . .. May 8,1851. October 12, 1876 May, 1852. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. May 28,1858 May, 1851. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

Arrested Surrendered 1860 Surrendered January 28, 1860 Surrendered 1863 Surrendered October, 1882 Arrested 1876 Consol. with Morgan 320 under 320 as Versailles Surrendered May, 1862 United with Hamilton Lodge 224, Dec. 15, 1953 Surrendered 1866 Consol. with Lafayette No. 437, February, 1893 Surrendered 1863 Arr. Jan. 15, 1885, by R. F. Stevenson, G.M. Arrested 1863; new Charter 1864 to No. 105 Arrested by G. L. of Missouri, 1877 Surrendered July 28, 1874 Surrendered December, 1889 Arrested 1852 Arrested October, 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Arrested May, 1858 Changed name to Olean Lodge No. 134 in 1900-still in existence. Destroyed 1861, by war Conso!. with Corinthian Lodge No. 265, 1889 Surrendered 1856 Arrested 1895 by J. B. Thomas, G.M. Arrested 1865 United to form G.L. of Kansas Consol. with Rockville 341, March, 1928 Arrested 1872 Consol. with Trenton Lodge No. 111 Consol. with Moscow Mills No. 558, Oct., 1905 Surrendered 1863 Destroyed 1861, by war Surrendered 1855 Arrested by E. F. Allen, G.M., 1898 United with Excello Lodge No. 332, Dec., 1936 Arrested 1861 Arrested January 19, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. United with Monett Lodge 129, April 4, 1949 United to form G.L. of Kansas Destroyed 1861, by war United to form G.L. of Kansas Surrendered April, 1901

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Giddings................. Cornwell................. Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Pacific Mendota Edina Robert Morris............ Maryville Mirabile Portageville.............. Eldorado................. Orient Francais Puxico Revere ........•.......... Fairmount............... Tuscumbia Wolf Island Union, form'ly "Bollinger". Union Powell................... Newton Winchester Kenner Des Moines Novelty.................. Stewartsville California................. Modern Calhoun.................. Hale..................... Fairfield.................. Dayton................... Morality "Henry Clay" . . . . . . . . . . . .. Carter · ZerubbabeI............... Wilson Wet Au Glaize ..........•. Camden ...........•.•••.• Washburn Jamesport ..........•..... Pleasant Ridge Green Ridge , Bent................. . . .. Rocky Mount. . . . . . . . . . . .. Alto Vista Orion

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Livingston Otoe " Johnson. . . . . .. Wayne Franklin. . . . . .. Taney Knox Andrew Nodaway Caldwell.. .. New Madrid Clark ...•........... Stoddard. . . . . . . Clark Clark Miller Mississippi. Bollinger Franklin McDonald. . . . .. Newton Clark Clark Clark Knox DeKalb Moniteau. . . . .. Polk Henry Carroll Benton Cass Randolph. . . . .. Callaway Cole Platte Cape Girardeau. Camden Ray Barry Daviess , Harrison. . . . . .. Henry ............... ............... Daviess.. . . . . .. Buchanan

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. Charter arrested March 28, 1949 by Harry F. Sunderland, G.M. May 29, 1856 Made no returns May 28, 1856. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Destroyed 1861, by war October 19, 1867. . . . . . . . .. Surrendered April 25, 1885 May 28,1856 Arrested January 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. October 11, 1879. . . . . . . . .. Arrested June 12, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. May 29, 1856 Arrested May, 1866 May 28, 1856 Surrendered 1857 May 26, 1865 " United with Nodaway Lodge 470, Dec. 10, 1931 May 30, 1857 Consol. with Polo Lodge No. 232. 1889 October 16, 1890. . . . . . . . .. Charter surrendered March 5, 1964 May 18, 1857. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Surrendered 1861 October 19, 1867. . . . . . . . .. Surrendered January, 1888 October 11, 1888. . . . . . . . .. Surrendered June, 1892 October 31. 1892. . . . . . .. .. United with Hiram No. 362, September 4, 1936 May 18, 1857 Surrendered June 12,1863 May 18, 1857 Surrendered 1863 May 30, 1857 Surrendered August 22, 1874 May, 1857. . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. No records October 19, 1867 Surrendered May, 1892 October 13, 1892. . . . . . . . .. Surrendered September, 1903 May 30, 1857 Consol. with Granby Lodge No. 514, Dec., 1927 May, 1857.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Destroyed 1861, by war May, 1858. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Destroyed 1862, by war October 19, 1867. . . . . . . . .. Arrested by Grand Lodge, 1916 May 28,1859............. Char. arr. Nov. 9, 1937, by G. W. Walker, G.M. May 29, 1859 Arrested 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. May 28, 1859. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Surrendered June, 1898 May, 1859. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Destroyed 1861, by war October 19, 1867 Arrested by J. W. BoYd, G.M., 1886 October 15,1886 ; Arrested September, 1892 October, 1892. . . . . . . . . . . .. Arrested by E. F. Allen, G.M., January 18, 1899 May, 1859 .. '" '" .. Destroyed 1861, by war October 19, 1867. . . . . . . Consol. with Moberly Lodge 344, Jan. 3, 1929 May, 1859 Arrested June, 1881, by W. R. Stubblefield, G.M. October 13, 1881.. . Conso!. with Jefferson Lodge No. 43, 1889 May 28,1859 Arrested June, 1879, by N. M. Givan, G.M. October 16, 1879 United with Mystic Tie 221, December 3, 1938 May, 1860.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Surrendered 1862 May, 1859 Went down 1861, by civil war May. 1860. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Destroyed 1861, by civil war May 30,1860 Arrested January, 1892, by B. H. Ingram, G.M. May, 1860. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Arrested 1863 October 19, 1867 Surrendered 1873 June 1, 1860. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Surrendered 1865 June 1, 1860. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Surrendered 1862 May, 1861.. . .. . . . . .. . .. .. Arrested 1865 May, 1861 , Surrendered 1863

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219 219 222 223 223 224 229 229 229 231 232 232 235 235 239 240 240 242 246 248 248 250 250 252 256

Everett New Boston Farmers.................. Jasper............... . . .. Woodlawn Lamar..... . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Nevada.............. . Mitchell Claflin............... . . .. Warrenton DeWitt. Lone Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Ionic........ . . . . . . . . . . . .. Weatherby............... Spencersburg . . . . . . . . . . . .. Granville Manes Portland Montgomery City. . . . . . . .. Clarkton................. Rochester High Hill Glensted Atlanthus Shekinah.................

. Mo Mo Mo Mo Mo Everett.......... Cass . Mo New Boston Macon ,.. Mo Labelle " Lewis . Mo Sarcoxie......... Jasper . Mo Woodlawn Monroe . Mo Lamar........... Barton . Mo Nevada Grundy . Mo Columbus Johnson . Mo Protem Taney . Mo Warrenton Warren . Mo DeWitt Carroll . Mo Lone Jack " Jackson . Mo Rensselaer....... Ralls . Mo Weatherby....... DeKalb . Mo Spencersburg.... Pike . Mo Granville........ Monroe . Mo Manes Wright . Mo Readsville Callaway . Mo Montgomery City. Montgomery . Mo Clarkton Dunklin . Mo Helena...... . . .. Andrew . Mo High Hill Montgomery . Mo Glensted......... 1'v1organ . Mo Atlanthus Grove .. Gentry . Mo Festus Jefferson . Mo

258 261 264 264 266 269 274 275 275 277 278 280 280

Ravanna Florence Fayetteville............... Kirbyville , Social.................... Rock Prairie. . . . . . . . . . . . .. New Market. Tranquillity.............. Bunker Index Avilla Reeds Spring Lodge of Peace. . . . . . . . . ..

Ravanna New Florence. . .. Fayetteville...... Hollister......... Martinsburg..... Halltown........ New Market Orearville Bunker.......... Index........... Bower's Mills Reeds Spring Chilhowee.......

212 Austin 216 West Plains

Austin West Plains

Cass Howell

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Date of Charter

State . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . .. .

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Remarks

May, 1861. . Destroyed 1861, by war May, 1861 . Surrendered 1861 October 17,1867 . Surrendered December, 1892 May, 1861. , .. Destroyed by civil war May, 1861 . Destroyed 1861, by civil war October 15, 1868 . Consol. with Coldwater Lodge No. 485, 1894 October 12, 1869 . Surrendered 1871 May 30, 1861 . Surrendered 1887 May, 1861 . Destroyed 1863, by civil war October 19, 1867 . Consol. August, 1920, with Madison Lodge 91 May, 1861. , . Destroyed 1861, by civil war May 29, 1861 . No returns October 13, 1871. . Surrendered October, 1888 October 17,1889 . United with Forsythe No. 543, June 3, 1939 May, 1863 . Surrendered 1899 October 27,1863 . Surrendered 1865. No returns October 19, 1867 . Surrendered 1877 May 26, 1864 . Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. October 11, 1888 . United with Parrott 308, September 16, 1946 May, 1865 . Surrendered September, 1881 May 25, 1865 . Consol. with Wood!awn No. 223, Sept., 1911 October 2,1913 . Consol. with Mt. Grove Lodge 158, Sept. 27, 1929 May 26, 1865 . United with Mokane No. 612, March 27, 1953 May 26,1865 " ., . Surrendered May 12, 1919 September 19, 1917 . Consol. with Malden Lodge 406, April 1, 1930 October 17, 1867 . Arrested July, 1917, by Edw. Higbee, G.M. October, 1867 . Consol. with Jonesburg Lodge 457, Feb., 1899 October 18, 1900 . United with Versailles No. 320, March 22, 1943 October 15,1868 . United with Stanberry No. 109, June 9, 1939 October 15. 1868 . Char. arr. May 23, 1950, by James M. Bradford, G.M. Charter restored at G.L. Sept. 28, 1950 October 15, 1868 ' United with Mercer No. 35, November 5, 1935 October 5,1886 , . United with Montgomery 246, Feb. 16, 1942 October 15, 1868. . . .. . . Arrested January, 1900 October 18, 1900 . United with Branson No. 587, Feb. 21,1941 October 15, 1868 . United with Wellsville No. 194, April 14, 1953 October 15, 1868 . Consol. with Ash Grove Lodge 100, Feb. 11, 1922 October 15, 1868 , . Surrendered October, 1878 October 15. 1868 . Consol. with Cambridge No. 63, January 5,1915 September 29,1915 . United with Salem Lodge No. 225, 1936 October 15, 1868 . Arrested 1877 October 15, 1868. . . .. . . Arrested by Grand Lodge, 1904 September, 1909 . Surrendered, April 8, 1931 October 15, 1868 . Conso!. with Chilhowee No. 487, October, 1908

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New Boston Virgil City Urich. . . . . . . . . .. Paradise. . . . . . . .. Webster Groves .. Cameron Fair Grove. . . . . ..

298 Marble Hill 3111 White Hall. Faithful.................. Signal. Clarence................. King Hiram Mt. Pleasant ............•. Kingsville St. Aubert Rome Pine............ . . . . . . . .. Altona Chapel Hill " Amazonia.......... . . . . .. Many Springs Morgan.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. New Home Kit Carson. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Kennedy.................

Marble Hill 1 Bollinger Barnard Nodaway Fair Dealing. . . .. Ripley Nundenmines Barton Clarence......... Shelby Knoxville Ray Ellington Gentry Kingsville Johnson St. Aubert Callaw~y Rome Douglas Bardley Ripley Altona Bates Chapel Hill Lafayette Amazonia Andrew Many Springs Oregon Versailles........ Morgan Sprague Bates Elizabethtown Elmo Nodaway

330 330 332 332 333 336 337 338 340 340 341 341 343 347 347 348 348 348

Bertrand. . . . . . .. Lathrop Clark City. . . . . .. Berlin. . . . . . . . . .. Chillicothe. . . . . .. Pink Hill. . . . . . .. Malta Bend Millville Smithton. . . . . . .. Jericho. . . . . . . . .. Republic. . . . . . . .. Rockville. . . . . . .. Petersburg Kennett Lecoma. . . . . . . . . . Ash Grove. . . . . .. Cimarron Creighton

384 304 306 309 312 313 314 314 314 315 320 320 320 320 326 326 329

Bertrand Lathrop Clark City Ryland Chillicothe Oak Grove Malta Myrtle Amity Jericho Relief. Rockville Agricola Landmark.......... . Spring Creek Ash Grove Cimarron Wadesburg .

349 Lone Star

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

Lone Star

. Arrested Dec., 1880, by W. R. Stubblefield, G.M. . Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. . Surrendered September, 1888 . United with Clinton No. 548. April I, 1949 . Canso!. with Temperance No. 438, Sept., 1899 . Surrendered 1874 . Canso!. with Vinci! Lodge No. 62, 1888 . Char. arr. June 27, 1944 by Wm. F. Woodruff, Grand Master . Mo . Consolo with Trowel No. 440, December, 1899 . October 15, 1868 . Mo . United with Valley No. 413, January 20,1955 . October 15, 1868 . Mo . October 12, 1869 . Surrendered June, 1903 . Mo . October 31, 1903 . United with Lamar No. 292, March 14, 1945 . Mo . October 12, 1866 . Arrested Aug. 26, 1921, by W. F. Johnson, G.M. . Mo . October 12, 1865 . United with Polo No. 232, February 24, 1932 . Mo . October 12, 1869 . Consolidated with Stanberry No. 109 .. Mo . Surrendered September 2, 1922 . October 12, 1869 . Mo . Surrendered December 14, 1882 . October 12, 1869 . Mo . Conso!. with Ava No. 26, March, 1888 . October 11, 1883 . Mo . Consolo with Composite No. 369, Nov. 18,1961 . October 11, 1888 . Mo . October 12, 1869 . Arrested March, 1896, by A. M. Hough, G.M. . Mo . October 12, 1869 . Surrendered September 14, 1889 . Mo . October 15, 1890 . Conso!. with Savannah Lodge 71, April, 1907 . Mo . September 26, 1907 . Conso!. September. 1917, with Alton No. 255 . Mo . September 19.1917 . Canso!. "{ith Versailles 117, Oct. 18,1923 as 320 . October 12, 1879 . Mo . Consolidated with Foster Lodge No. 554 . Mo . October 12, 1869 . Arrested 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. . October 30, 1870 . Mo . Char. arr. July 31, 1944, by Wm. F. Woodruff, Grand Master . October 16, 1879 . Mo . Arrested March 12, 1923, by B. S. Lee, G.M. . October 13, 1870 . Mo . Arrested May, 1879, by N. M. Givan, G.M. . October 12, 1870 . Mo . Surrendered 1875 . Arrested Sept. 10, 1904, by W. F. Kuhn, G.M. . October 14, 1875 . Mo . United with Friendship No. 89, October 6, 1939 . October 12. 1869 . Mo . Surrendered October 3, 1873 . October 12, 1870 . Mo . . October 12, 1871. . Arrested Jan., 1887, by G. R. Hunt, G.M. . Mo . October 13, 1870 . Mo . Conso!. with Richmond Lodge 57, Sept. 23, 1921 . October 13, 1870 . Mo . Surrendered January, 1884 . October 16, 1884 ......•..•. Arrested Oct., 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. . Mo Mo . October 13, 1870 . Surrendered May, 1899 . May 10, 1900 . Conso!. with Star No. 419,August 23, 1963 . Mo . October 13, 1870 . United with Clinton No. 548, December 10.1943 . Mo . October 13, 1870 . Arrested March, 1879. by N. M. Givan, G.M. . Mo . October 16, 1884 . Surrendered October 19, 1918 . Mo . October 13, 1870 . Arrested 1872 . Mo . Ty. of N. M. October 14, 1875 ......•..•. Surrendered 1879 . October 2, 1882 . Mo . Char. arr. September 17, 1949, by Harry F. Sunderland, GraJ'"ld Master 1 Mo 1 October 13, 1870 . Arrested January 25, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M.

Worth Linn ...•...... Cedar Henry......... Clay........... St. Louis Clinton Greene

Mississippi Clinton Clark Gentry Livingston Jackson Saline Ray Pettis Cedar Greene . Bate.> Henry Dunklin Dent Greene Colfax Cass 1 Gentry

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Johnstown Savannah St. Louis Phelps City Rowena Auxvasse Rocky Comfort Kansas City Warsaw Weston Craig Mandeville Filley Jonesburg Wilderness Middletown Downing Warsaw Coatesville Richland Topaz Vibbard Columbia Centerville Bedford Dayton Chula

County . . , . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

State

. Mo . Mo Mo A路t~h路~~~:::::: Mo Audrain . Mo Callaway . Mo McDonald . Mo Jackson . Mo Benton . Mo Platte . Mo Holt . Mo Carroll . Mo Cedar . Mo Montgomery . Mo Oregon . Mo Montgomery . !Vlo Schuyler . Mo Benton . Mo Schuyler . Mo Pulaski. . Mo Douglas . Mo Ray . Mo Boone . Mo Reynolds . Mo Livingston . Mo Cass . Mo Livingston . Mo

Bates Andrew

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

350 353 353 357 357 357 358 364 365 366 371 373 373 374 374 375 378 378 379 382 382 384 384 385 385 386 388

Tyrian Ben Franklin Benton Phelps Young's Creek Auxvasse Comfort King David Warsaw Unanimity Craig Mandeville Amity Golden Rule Wilderness Plumb Kilwinning Warsaw Coatesville Richland Mt. Ararat Harll}ony Boone ; Reynolds Alexander Dayton Chula

390 394 394 395 395

Marionville Dagan................... Lucerne Latimer.................. Hatfield

Marionville...... Mindon Lucerne......... Licking Hatfield

Lawrence Chariton....... Putnam Texas Harrison

Mo Mo......... Mo......... Mo......... Mo

401 402 404 405 406 407 407 409 409 417

Centre Gavel. Alexandria Meridian Sun. . . . . . . . . . . .. I turaea Houston Royal. Unity Civil Bend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Covenant.................

Lebanon New Cambria Alexandria Austin.......... Hannibal........ Wellington Mooresviile Richmond Civil Bend , Carrollton.......

Laclede Macon Clark Cass........... :\1arion........ Lafayette Livingston Ray Daviess........ Carroll

Mo Mo Mo :\10......... Mo. . . . . . . ..

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Date of Charter

Remarks

October 12, 1870 October 13, 1870 October 14, 1886 October, 1870.. . . . . . . . . . .. October 13, 1881 October 15, 1891 October 13, 1870 October 13, 1870 October 13,1870 October 13, 1870 October 13, 1870 October 13, 1871. Octobei: 22, 1896 October 16, 1872 October 13,1874 October 13, 1871. , October 13, 1871. October 10, 1894 October, 1871. . . . . . . . . . . .. October 13, 1871 October 19, 1898 October, 1871. . . . . . . . . . . .. October 17, 1901. October 13, 1887 October 13,1870 October 13, 1871. October 13, 1871.

United with Montrose No. 408, August 28, 1950 Conso!. with Savannah Lodge No. 71 Arrested 1905, by L. B. Valliant, G.M. Surrendered 1881 Consolo with Hebron No. 354, July, 1891 United with Fulton No. 48, June 26, 1933 Arrested January 19, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Surrendered 1879 Arrested Sept., 1888, by W. M. Williams, G.M. Surrendered 1879 . Arrested Jan. 10,1883, by C. C. Woods, G.M. Arrested Jan. 14,1896, by A. M. Hough, G.M. Conso!. with Clintonville No. 482, Feb., 1906 Surrendered June, 1892 United with Pine No. 314, May 9,1936 Arrested Sept., 1888, by W. M. Williams, G.M. ConsoJ. with Middle Fabius No. 244, Oct., 1894 Arrested by Grand Master Houston, Feb., 1906 Consolo 1881 with Glenwood No. 427 Arrested by Grand Master Tygard, Feb., 1898 United with Pilot Knob 182, January 27,1940 Conso!. with Clay No. 207, June, 1899 Conso!. with Twilight No. 114, May 12, 1904 Conso!. with Hopewell No. 239, May, 1899 Conso!. with Hale Lodge No. 184, October, 1887 United with Index No. 54, January 24,1941 Char. arr. March 28, 1949, by Harry F. Sunderland, Grand Master United with Canopy No. 284, January 5, 1945 Surrendered December, 1902 Surrendered its charter, 1936 Arrested by Grand Lodge, October 21, 1897 Conso!. with Lodge of Light No. 257, I<'ebruary 17, 1931 Consolidated with Laclede No. 83, 1893 Surrendered October, 1900 Arrested October 22, 1896, by Grand Lodge Arrested Aug., 1885, by R. F. Stevenson, G.M. Consolo with Hannibal Lodge No. 188 Destroyed by fire December 19, 1873 Arrested Aug., 1893, by John R. Parson, G.M. Surrendered 1876 Arrested October, 1899, by E. F. Allen, G.M. Conso!. with Wakanda Lodge No. 52, 1880

November 21, 1871 October 13, 1871 October 21,1903 October 13. 1871. October 19, 1898

October October October October October :\10 October :\10 October Mo October Mo......... October Mo......... October

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Lincoln . Benton Versailles . Morgan Competition.. .. Laclede. . . . . . .. Cedar City . Callaway. . . . . .. Leesville . Henry Sedgwickville . Bollinger Louisville , . Lincoln. . . . . . .. Holden . Johnson. . . . . .. Iron Mountain . Iron Halfway . Polk Dauphine . Osage Preston . Hickory. . . . . . .. Macon . Macon Cave Spring . Greene Lamonte . Pettis Ash Grove . Greene Alexandria . Clark Tuscumbia . Miller Corder . Lafayette. . . . ..

442 445 446 447 449 449 451 451 452 454 454 455 455 457 463 465 465

Mt. Lebanon West Gate Greenfield Fairview Piedmont Bois d' Arc Argyle Raymore Verona Benton CeciL Barnesville Hinton Triple Tie Lake Silver City Gaynor City

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. Mt. Moriah St. Louis . Greenfield . Browning . Piedmont . . Bois d'Arc Nevada . Raymore . Verona . Lincoln . Cottonwood Pt. .. Ellington . Hinton . Brazeau . Cunninl!.'ham . Silver City . Parnell .

Harrison . St. Louis City .. Dade . Sullivan . Wayne . Greene . Vernon . Cass . Lawrence . Benton . Pemiscot . Reynolds . Boone . Perry . Chariton . Grant . Nodaway .

466 468 474 478 479 480 481 485 487 4.91 493 495

Centre View Red Oak Guilford Racine Triangle Union Clinton Paral!.'on Herndon Pittsville Vernon Globe

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Centre View . . Red Oak Guilford . Seneca '" Butler , . La Junta . Clinton . Green Ridge . Herndon . Pittsville . Bronaugh . Louisiana .

Johnson Lawrence Nodaway Newton Bates

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Louisville Pittsville Iron Mountain Cement Dauphine Black Oak Silent Temple St. Nicholas Lamonte , Ash Grove Gothic Tuscumbia Lafayette

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October October October October October October October October October April 6,

16, 1872 . 17, 1873 . 13, 1881. . 16. 1872 . 16, 1872 . 16, 1872 . 13, 1881. . 19, 1898 . 16, 1872 . 1887 ..•...........

Mo . October 16, 1872 Mo . October 16, 1872 Mo . October, 1873 ..•.. " Mo . October, 1873 Mo . October 16, 1872 Mo . October 16, 1884 Mo . October 16, 1872 Mo . October 13, 1892 Mo . October 16,1872 Mo . October 16, 1872 Mo . October 16, 1884 Mo . October 16, 1872 Mo . September 29, 1904 Mo . October 17, 1873 Mo . October 17, 1873 Ty. of N.l'd.. October 17, 1873 Mo . October 12, 1882

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October October October October October October October October October October October October

17,1873 16, 1873 15, 1874 15, 1874 .. '" 15.1874 15, 1874 15, 1874 15, 1874 15,1874 15, 1874 1~, 1876 12, 1876

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United with Shawnee 653, February 24, 1933 Consol. with Versailles Lodge No. 117 Arrested March 29, 1890, by T. Brace, G.M. Arrested by Grand Lodge, 1904 Arrested October, 1886, by the Grand Lodge Arrested March, 1897, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. Arrested Dec., 1896, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. Consol. with Holden No. 262, Feb. 27, 1931 Consol. with Star of the West No. 133, 1894 Conso!. with Bolivar Lodge 195, Feb. 20, 1929 Surrendered 1879 Consol. with Urbana No. 421, December, 1890 Surrendered October, 1877 Arrested 1897, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. Arrested October, 1878, by T. C. Ready, G. M. Arrested 1897, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. United with St. Francisville 588, April 4, 1940 Arrested October, 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Char. arr. February 17, 1941, by Harry S. Truman, Grand Master Surrencered 1879 Arrested 1887, by Geo. R. Hunt, G.M. Consol. with Washington No. 87, Dec., 1898 Surrendered August, 1899 Arrested Jan. 19, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. United with Ash Grove No. 100, April 5, 1932 Surrendered March, 1892 United with Belton No. 450, February 2, 1937 United with Monett No. 129, July 2, 1937 Arrested May 21,1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Consol. with Caruthersville No. 461, 1903 Arrested Jan., 1904, by W. F. Kuhn, G.M. Surrendered March I, 1963 Surrendered April, 1893 Arrested November 7, 1876 Sur. char. and unit. with G.L. of N. M., 1882 Char. arr. March 6, 1944, by Wm. F.Woodruff, Grand Master Arrested by Grand Master Brace, Nov., 1889 United with La Russell No. 592, April 29, 1949 United with Nodaway 470, December 14, 1944 Char. arr. 1942, by Harris C. Johnston, G.M. Surrendered October, 1877 United with G.L. of New Mexico, 1877 Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. Surrendered 1879 Arrested March, 1906, by G.M. Houston Arrested 1875 United with Hermon No. 187, January 26,1943 Consol. with Perseverance No: 92, 1890

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West Prairie Strafford Kaseyville Pee Dee Paynesville Avalon BiswE:ll Chari ton. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Exeter Seligman.............

Clarkton Strafford..... . .. Kaseyville....... Musselfork Paynesville... Bedford......... Browning Guthridge Mills.. Exeter.......... Seligman........

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Remarks Arrested Dec., 1894, by J. B. Thomas, G.M. Arrested Sept., 1906, by Grand Master Houston Surrendered January, 1898 United with Westville 202, January 16, 1943 Consol. with Clarksville No. 17, May 5, 1917 Conso!. with Wheeling No. 434, March 8, 1917 Surrendered June 20,1925 Surrendered March, 1899 Arrested March, 1901, by Grand Master Wells Char. arr. May 4, 1941, by Harry S Truman, Grand Master Surrendered November 18, 1895 Surrendered January 31, 1894 Conso!. with Hamilton No. 224, 1902 United with Miller No. 567, September 22, 1948 Arrested 1918, by W. A. Clark, G.M. Arrested by F. R. Jesse, G.M. United with Raymore No. 451, April 12, 1932 Surrendered February 19, 1898 Arrested July, 1904, by W. F. Kuhn, G.M. Conso!. with Heroine No. 104, December, 1890 Conso!. with Hebron No. 354, Dec. 25, 1916 Conso!. with Salisbury No. 208, Nov. 18,1919 United with Clinton No. 548, March 24,1944 United with Clinton No. 548, April 26, 1940 Conso!. with Anderson No. 621, Oct. 7,1926 United with Hebron No. 354, April 18, 1944 Consolo with Adair No. 366, June 11. 1963 United with Cuba No. 312, July 1, 1936 Name changed to "Grove Spring," 1913 United with Joppa No. 411, December 24,1949 Arrested Sept., 1920, by J. C. Garrell, G.M. United with Morley No. 184, December 25,1944 Arrested Sept., 1915, by T. W. Cotton, G.M. Conso!. with Texas Lodge 177, Sept. 5, 1925 United with Jewel No. 180, Dec. 14, 1934 Conso!. with Mt. Zion No. 327, April 16, 1917 Char. arr. 1936, by James W. Skelly, G.M. United with Comfort No. 533, April 9, 1932 Surrendered its charter June 19, 1937 Surrendered May 2, 1925 Conso!. with Ionia 381, August 21,1923 Surrendered September 17, 1927 United with Billings No. 379, February 10, 1938 Surrendered October 16, 1961

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The Roll of "Dead Lodges" under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, was originally compiled by George Frank Gouley, and printed in the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge in 1876. This list was revised and brought up to date intermittently until 1931, when the last revision was completed by Dr. Arthur Mather, Grand Secretary. The present list has been revised through June 30, 1966 and gives an up to date compilation of the Masonic Lodges of Missouri which have, for one reason or another, gone out of existence. It is hoped that this list may prove helpful to Masonic students and historians. Fraternally yours, ELMER W. WAGNER,

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RUSSELL E. MURRAY Grand Master 1966-1967


A MASONIC REVIEW By BRUCE H. HUNT, P.G.M. Our review of Masonic conditions throughout the world for the current year includes the proceedings of the Grand Lodges in the United States, Canada, Mexico and some twenty foreign jurisdictions. We also attempt to maintain a watch for current Masonic events in the press and in those periodicals coming to our attention. It is our firm belief that while there is much to be done in the way of improvement in the general condition of Freemasonry, the trend toward a steady membership is underway. We do not hear the cry of membership losses from every direction, as we did a few years ago. Perhaps some simply have become accustomed to losses, but we would rather think that the trend has leveled off and that losses are not as great as they have been. ',Ve were greatly impressed by the oration of W. Brother John D. Blankinship before his Grand Lodge in the Jurisdiction of Washington. It was so enlightening and provocative that we can think of no better way to begin our review this year than by presenting it in full. After its delivery before the Grand Lodge, the incoming Grand Master ordered it printed and distributed to every lodge in the jurisdiction. He also ordered: M.W. Bro. Bovingdon further stated that the Oration delivered by W. Bro. John D. Blankinship was a presentation of what could prove to be an excellent manual for that self-examination. He then directed that the Oration be printed at once, in readable type, and a number of copies mailed to each 'Worshipful Master. Whether or not they were in agreement with the Oration was not important, but he was requesting and expecting every Master to make the Oration the basis of specific discussion of problems in each and every Lodge. Immediately thereafter (not later than October 30), he would expect a report from each Worshipful Master on the questions and issues raised during the discussion. In the meantime, while we are "getting the patient on his feet" (each Lodge), we must see to it that every Temple presents a public appearance which all of us can look upon with justifiable pride.

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heartily agree with M.W. Brother Bovingdon that this is the most thought-provoking plan for the betterment of Freemasonry we have seen. wish it could be read by all worshipful masters, irrespective of their residence. It is therefore with a word of deep personal appreciation that the following is presented for your approval:

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It is significant that our legendary hero, Hiram Abif, inspected the work every day at noon when the harsh light most clearly revealed defects and weaknesses in the structure. It is even more significant that he did not hesitate to draw designs on the trestle board to remove defects and to improve and strengthen the building. It is now high twelve for Freemasonry-as it is continually for every human institution. Imitating his daily practice, let us now inspect our fraternity to see if anything may be done to strengthen and enrich it. Let that inspection be realistic and our evaluation honest. Let us tell ourselves the truth, even though the truth hurts. However glorious its past. Freemasonry today shows unmistakable signs of decay.


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The most obvious is the decline in membership described by Worshipful Brother Turner in his oration to this Grand Lodge last year. The declines he described have accelerated. Last year this Grand Lodge lost more members than at any time since the depression. We find no comfort in the fact that many of those were lost by death because that grim fact warns us that as our average age advances, we will have even greater losses in this category in the future. The increase in the number of those who drop their membership by nonpayment of dues is significant. Many of these are cases of procrastination or inadvertence, but a substantial number are men who were once interested enough to pay the initiation fee, take three degrees and learn the posting lectures, but who no longer consider the organization worth annual dues which, in most cases, are trifling. The decline in membership is all the more telling because it is happening in a time of relative prosperity, increasing population, and when more men have more time for leisure activities. Even more disturbing is the scarcity of attendance at our meetings. lew Lodges can boast of an average attendance of 10 per cent of their members. Yet, if we are to see ourselves in proper perspective, we must observe that, by their absence, over 90 per cent of our more than 66,000 members have voted that our meetings arc not worth their time. Many of us can testify as to the growing reluctance of qualified members to start through the progressive officer line. Although some of these potential officers arc unable to accept office many simply prefer not to do so. Others can testify as to meetings which are poorly conducted and still others about officers who neither know the work well nor propose to learn it. If we shrug off the decline as "only temporary" we run the risk that we will discover too late that it was permanent after all. The risk is great because degeneration feeds on itself. It produces a vicious circle; poor attendance causes poor programs which, in turn, cause ever greater declines; failures breed apathy and a sense of defect which produce ever greater failures. Why this decline? Why the lack of interest? These involve other questions. What do men want and expect from Masonry? What should Masonry give them? What arc we trying to achieve? I think men want, and Masonry should give them, and opportunity for fellowship; for education, particularly in their relations to God, their fellowmen and their institutions; and for a means to decide upon, and take responsible group action on, current issues. Our problem lies in the failure of Freemasonry to fulfill this mission. It does not compete effectively for men's minds and souls. Although parts of our degrees are impressive and instructive, far too much consists of vague generalities couched in archaic language and offering as the final word knowledge which is obviously antiquated. Our degrees seldom tell us how to reconcile duty to others with duty to oneself nor how to practice brotherly love in a modern society which is becoming progressively more materialistic and impersonal. Ironically "success" in grinding out the same degrees repeatedly carries with it the seeds of failure because excessive repetition not only bores the sideliner but also thwarts his opportunity to visit with his brothers. ''''e offer very little to a member once he has proved upon his third degree and signed the by-laws. We treat his transformation from candidate to member as the end rather than the beginning of his instruction. Our stated meetings usually consist of little more than the opening and closing, reading of minutes, approval of bills and perfunctory committee reports. Our programs avoid vital topics and current issues because they may be controversial. This leaves us with the nagging suspicion that we distrust the ability of our members to discuss controversial matters objectively. Masonic relief of members and their widows and orphans has faded in importance as social security, industrial insurance, unemployment insurance and welfare programs have pre-empted the field. We are left with a feeling that Masonry is drifting aimlessly. Even more important, we feel helpless to do anything about the problems which confront our fraternity. An attitude prevails that any change would violate "ancient landmarks"


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notwithstanding the fact that they have never been defined in this Jurisdiction. This attitude stifles construcive self-criticism for fear it will be considered disrespectful or even blasphemous. It discourages improvement as futile. Stating the problem is relatively easy. Finding the cause is more difficult. Finding a solution has seemed impossible. But let us not be easily discouraged. Remember of the old saying: "The difficult we do immediately, the impossible may take a little longer." In this spirit let us now attack the next question; What shall we do to revitalize Masonry? How do we stimulate the interest of members and potential members? How do we stimulate our own interest? How do we give our fraternity a sense of mission and purpose in the world? During the past year I have discussed these questions with many Masons and the suggestions which I offer are a composite of their views and mine. The suggestions do not pretend to be a cureall, but if they do nothing more than provoke thought and stimulate conversation, they will have been worthwhile. Because so much of our time is now spent on presentation of ritual, we should immediately begin an objective, critical review of it. Let me illustrate what I mean. As I have already said, our ritual contains much that is inspiring and instructive but it is also inconsistent. For example, we should make it clear that we will not cheat, wrong or defraud anyone with or without advance warning; and that we disapprove violation of the chastity of any woman whether or not she is related to a Master Mason. It is also unnecessarily repetitious. There is no reason to require a candidate to repeat over and over his willingness to proceed with a degree. One lie is enough for perjury. 'We should require no more. A candidate should not be compelled to repeat, with numerous synonyms, the single idea that he will not disclose a secret; a promise not to write a word automatically includes a promise not to write the syllables, letters and characters which make up that word. The work also exaggerates. No one takes the penalties of the obligations seriously and, stated literally, no one should. Because we do not mean what we say, the overstatement cheapens the ritual. If the penalty is intended to warn of tortures of conscience and death of the soul, it should say so. ''''e should say what we mean. Worst of all, much of the work is obsolete. Take the lectures, for example. They were written in his spare time by William Preston, a London printer, who finished them in 1772. They were thereafter copied in various published monitors from which they were officially adopted by this Jurisdiction in 1886. For the most part, the lectures which we recite today are exactly as Preston wrote and illustrated them nearly 200 years ago. Are the lectures as relevant in our day as they were in his? Did Preston write such eternal truths that they apply to the 20th century as well as they may have to the 18th? This is the question we should decide-and soon. Let us hear the observations of the late Roscoe Pound, a brilliant scholar, law professor and distinguished Mason. In a little book entitled "The Philosophy of Masonry" Pound explains that Preston intended his lectures to teach Masons all the knowledge of his time. They were to be, and are, a compendium of 18th century learning couched in the flowery and elegant language then in style. For example, Preston thought Masons should know something about architecture so he included a description of five different Greek and Roman columns which he said comprised the orders in architecture. His lectures taught physiOlogy by describing five senses of human nature. He talked about the .liberal arts and sciences and about a geometry problem solved by an ancient Greek named Euclid. In Preston's time few men went to school so he turned Masonic Lodges into class rooms where he taught men not just ethics, religion and human relations, but astronomy, music, arithmetic, and so on. In his day the lectures were useful. Are they today? How relevant is a recital about Greek and Roman columns in a world which knows of structural steel, prestressed concrete, skyscrapers and suspension bridges? Of what use is it to talk of


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hearing, seeing and so on to an era which knows of radar, electronic microscopes and Geiger counters? Why do we talk only about Euclid to men who know about Einstein? I shall not belabor the point. The questions answer themselves. Most of the knowledge we have today was unknown to Preston. Somehow we forgot the purpose for which the lectures were originally written. We have gone blithely along giving 20th century audiences samples of 18th century learning with the solemn assurance that it is the final-if not the latest-word. Is it any wonder that we are slipping in the competition for men's minds and souls? Truly it is said that the 20th century wiII discover and join Masonry only when Masonry discovers and joins the 20th century. Let us begin at once a thorough, systematic and continuous modernization of our standard work. We must eliminate those qualifying phrases which rob promises of meaning or which give them double meaning. We must minimize repetition and use modern English. Let us recognize that we cannot educate men on all subjects. Man's knowledge today is too broad, too technical and expanding so rapidly that even experts must work hard to keep up to date in their own specialty. We should concentrate on human relations; teaching our members the duties which men owe to God, to their fellowmen (not just to their fellow Masons) and to their institutions, governmental, religious, educational, fraternal. The ritual should outline the basic duties and at the same time emphasize that our philosophy is based on brotherly love and on a relentless search for truth on all questions. Lectures should fill in details, explore the practical application of the fundamental rules, and probe those areas where one duty conflicts with another. Let me illustrate this point. We now recognize a duty owed to another Master Mason to keep his secrets. At the same time we -recognize a higher duty to society to disclose such secrets at least when they pertain to murder or treason. If this is where we draw the line, our lectures should explain why it is drawn there. Another example: The excellent movie "Judgment at Nuremburg" examined the question, when does duty to mankind and to God supersede duty to Nation? Our colonial brothers wrestled with this question; so have our Cuban brothers--too late! This is an eternal question. It deserves our attention. These are only two of the many examples which could be given of tough and fascinating questions which probe the depth of relationships among men and between men and their institutions. Our lectures should discuss these matters and explore those situations in which men may be required to choose betw<,:en conflicting duties. Such lectures wiII never answer all questions because our reach will-and should-always exceed our grasp. The ritual and lectures should give our members a positive attitude and skills for seeking truth; teach them to discuss issues objectively without becoming enemies; equip them to decide wisely. To do this we must abandon any notion that we have already found all the answers. vVe must free ourselves from the dogmas of the past. vVe must view landmarks not as monuments to which we are chained but as sign posts pointing the way toward the future. The job of editing the ritual and writing new lectures is too important to be delegated to amateurs who would be able to work on it only part time. It should be turned over to professionals, skilled in the communication of ideas and adult education who would work at it full time. We should expect to pay enough to attract top talent. Aided by our discussions and suggestions, these professionals would work out a modern standard work. Once prepared, it should be tried in a few Lodges as a pilot project with the idea that it be further edited and improved in the process. After the trial period, the new work could be adopted by the Grand Lodge a part at a time over a period of months or even years. Alternatively, a modern ritual might be offered, along with the old, with individual Lodges choosing the one they prefer. In other words, let the old and new compete with one another for acceptance.


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Shortening and modernizing our ritual is not the ultimate answer. It will only help. And it will help only if it equips us with the attitudes and tools, and releases to us the time, for work on the vital public issues and crucial social problems of the day. Our objective should be to assist mankind in solving the problems which beset him. Our ritual should be a means to that end. The answers to most of the questions which confront mankind are found in the delicate balance between two or more public policies, each equally good, which conflict in a particular area. Let me illustrate this point with just one of many examples which could be given. Public policy today views education as a national resource and demands that all pupils, public and parochial, have the best education pos6iblc. At the same time, public policy demands that every individual be free to worship God, or not, as he sees fit and that government shall neither establish a religion nor tell us whether to worship God and, if so, when, where, and how. In the administration of the new Federal Aid to Education Act, local communities will be required to find the delicate balance between these policies so as to minimize conflict between them. This will involve consideration of the relations between men, between religions, between government and religion, and between federal, state and local governments. The men who decide these matters must respect one another, have a sincere desire to find the best of all possible answers and be willing to spend the time and make the sacrifices required in finding the answers. In short, they must be motivated by an unselfish, responsible, pUblic spirit. They cannot be fettered with prejudice or hate. They cannot be simply anti-Catholic or anti-this or that, because a negative attitude stifles rather than stimulates the thought and free discussion which test theories and refine ideas. America already has countless organizations committed to one selfish interest or another or smugly satisfied that they already have discovered the ultimate truth in some field. There are precious few dedicated to pursue truth with an open mind and without selfish motives. History has demonstrated repeatedly that groups of men who together think out responsible answers to human problems wield an influence (or good far beyond their numbers. There is today a greater need than ever for such groups. Masonry is uniquely adapted to the task. Composed of men of every political belief, of various national origins, open to every religion, trained to have faith in and respect for one another, it is able to foster diversity without being divisive, and to find the delicate balances required to make our social order work. Rather than retreating from the problems of mankind, Masonry should advance upon them. It should seek rather than avoid the opportunity to grapple with contemporary issues. Let us make Lodges forums for discussion of such questions. Such discussions could probably best be conducted at refreshment where the spirit is informal. They would give direction and purpose to our fellowship. To this end we should encourage a revival of the festive board which occupied such a key role in earlier days of our fraternity. Let us open such meetings to wife, family, friends and guests. Let us bring the community into the Lodge and at the same time take the Lodge to the community. This will require skill. Lodges which wish to pursue such programs should be assisted and advised by professionals employed by this Grand Lodge. It will also require hard work, but it will be worth it. Masonry will again play an active role as it did in those colonial days about which we now boast. Masonry will have an important purpose in life. It will make a valuable contribution to society. Let us free Freemasonry to do the job. The inspection which we have made in the last half hour is not complete. The designs which we have sketched on the trestle board are not finished. They are unfinished and incomplete because the building and rebuilding of any human institution is a continual evolution. Whether we continue our inspection, whether we make new designs, whether we renovate our institution depends on you and me. What shall our answer be?


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ANTI-MASONIC LETTER MISSISSIPPI: The Grand Master of Mississippi reported on a newspaper that printed an anti-masonic letter. He said: Brethren, our beloved order has for the first time during my life been attacked in the newspaper. I had the privilege of reading in one of the daily papers of our State an attack on the integrity of Masons and the Masonic Lodge. In parts, there was enough truth that it made good reading. The writer had the facts about the part that Masons had in building this great Republic. Also the part they played in framing the Constitution of these United States and the first ten amendments; that fifteen of our Presidents were members of a Masonic Lodge; that five members of the present United States Supreme Court are Masons; that her father-in-law is a Mason and a Past Grand Master of Vermont. She then goes haywire with her ideas about Masonry. She states that Masons are communists; that Masons are influential in the decisions that the Supreme Court hands down; that we take all oath that we will commit murder and treason. These, my brethren, are some of the accusations that she sets forth in her article of hate. What bothers me is why any editor would allow such a letter to be printed in his paper.

ACTUAL PAST MASTER DEGREE INDIANA: The newly installed Grand Master discussed the conferring of the actual Past Master Degree in the following manner: And now, my Brethren, there is one distressing thing which troubles many Past Masters. It is a problem which must be overcome. I am speaking about tpe shameful manner in which the Actual Past Master degree is conferred in many of our Lodges of Actual Past Masters, and the undignified and un-Masonic side degrees which some Lodges of Actual Past Masters use in connection with this important ceremonial work. No Grand Master wants to arrest the charter of any Lodge for undignified and unauthorized presentations, yet one of the most important aspects of Freemasonry is that we who are Masters, officers, and Past Masters in our Lodges demonstrate the respect in which we hold every facet of our Fraternity. My Brethren, I ask you, how can we expect a new Worshipful Master to preside with dignity and to show respect for the Fraternity when he has been subjected to undignified experiences, when he has been made the butt of ridicule, when he has been forced to endure disrespect? Brethren, I submit to you that this practice must be stopped. If it can not be done on a voluntary basis, then the action of the Grand Lodge will be sought to eliminate the Actual Past Master degree in this Jurisdiction. Several Action Now matters relating to the raising of our sights on ritualistic work and concerning dignity in the Lodge room will be announced at an early date. We believe you will welcome these edicts and recognize the merit in their requirements.

APPEALS ALABAMA: The Committee on Appeals in the Grand Lodge of Alabama found in favor of a brother charged with un-Masonic conduct, and had the following comment to make: There are some special considerations which could compel the conclusion reached by the local Lodge and one of them is that Brother Burgess is about 83 years old, has been a Mason and Shriner for many, many years and it is not conceivable to


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this committee from the record before it that the days of Brother Burgess will be so prolonged as to be fraught with un-Masonic conduct.

APPENDANT ORGANIZATIONS NEVADA: The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Nevada had a brief encounter with one who identified himself as a representative of the Ancient Order of the Sciots. The result of this experience was reported as follows: 2. April 5, 1964-1 received a letter from C. Allen Hedrick, who identified himself as a Mason and member of Phoenix Pyramid No.1 of the Ancient Order of Sciots, requesting permission to hold a convention of Sciots in Las Vegas, with the "ultimate purpose of spreading our Order in your state." Advised Brother Hedrick that in 1960 the Grand Lodge of Nevada had denied Sciots recognition. Quoted Gen. Reg. 85 and advised against the convention. In closing, I said: "If definite statements are desired on these subjects I suggest that future requests come on Pyramid stationery, under the seal of the Pyramid, and signed by the responsible and authorized officers." I received three telephone calls subsequent to this, informing me that Brother Hedrick was not an officer, not authorized to write and had nothing to do with the convention. Verbally, however, I would not change my stand, so authorized officers did not send any further written requests, either authorized or unauthorized.

The Grand Master of Nevada issued an edict against the formation of a chapter of the National Sojourners in his jurisdiction. We cannot help but wonder if the Grand Master was aware of the nature of the organization, or if it was Jiimply done to comply with permissive requirements of his Grand Lodge. He reported the following: EDICf

All Masons residing in, or sojourning in the Grand Jurisdiction of Nevada, who chartered, organized, officiated at the installation, accepted office, or joined or affiliated with this illegal chapter of Sojourners in Las Vegas, or any other chapter of Sojourners that may be likewise illegally formed hereafter in this jurisdiction, from this day on, suspended from all rights, benefits and privileges of Masonry until such time as adequate proof is given that their connection with, or membership in, such chapter of Sojourners has been terminated. I further order that no Masonic recognition be given to any national officer of the International Order of Sojourners who was responsible for the chartering of this chapter until the charter of this illegal chapter of Sojourners in Las Vegas has been cancelled. Given under my hand and seal this eighteenth day of April, 1964. -FRANCIS N. FISHER, G.M. June 12, 1964-0n this date the following telegram was received from the National Secretary of the National Sojourners: To Francis N. Fisher, Grand Master of Masons, State of Nevada: In compliance with your edict of 18 April, 1964, please be advised that National Sojourners in Convention assembled on this 12th day of June, 1964, has by formal action, revoked the charter of Las Vegas Chapter No. 493, and will engage in no future activity until acceptable to your Grand Lodge. A certified copy of this action will be mailed to you as soon as administratively possible. Signed: JOHN G. VOLZ, National Secretary, National Sojourners


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The Grand Master must have been acting under the requirements of his law, because later in the proceedings legislation was passed which would permit the Grand Lodge to recognize new appendant bodies, if it so desired.

BROTHERHOOD CONNECTICUT: The Grand Master of Connecticut included the following in his annual address to his Grand Lodge on the subject of "Brotherhood": One year ago when I was installed as your Grand Master I announced my program for the ensuing year as "Our Three-fold Opportunities for Service!" Those three were: "first, Our Duty to God; second, Our Duty to our Neighbor; and third, Our Duty to Ourselves." Throughout this past year many of you have heard me address our Lodges, District Meetings, and various social and dinner meetings on the subject of Brotherhood. That particular subject is so broad and so all-inclusive that its ramifications extend to almost every phase of our daily lives. It is a subject which is uppermost in the minds of all men today. The great religious leaders of the world are engrossed in deeds and actions which have long been needed if this old world of ours is to become a fit abiding place for the Grand Architect of the Universe. Only a few years ago the word "ecumenism" was to be found only on the lips of the clergy; but today, the so-called ecumenical movement is sweeping the world. Where it will end and what will be accomplished ultimately no man can say today. Suffice it to say, the old walls of bigotry and intolerance are beginning to crack and are crumbling. Men of good will, regardless of their religious beliefs, are seeking ways and means of abolishing outdated and outmoded ideas. A new day is dawning, my Brethren. You have heard how a former Catholic Church has become a Masonic Temple with the full approval of the archbishop. If I had the time I could recount to you a number of recent instances of cooperation between our Masonic Lodges and the Knights of Columbus. The latter organization has presented a number of beautiful American Flags to our local Lodges; and Masons and Knights joined together in a history making event last December for the benefit of a local charity. That event, as you should know, was sponsored by Hiram Lodge No. 18, A.F. & A.M. of Sandy Hook and Virgilius Council No. 185, K. of C. It was a dinner to which the public was invited and the proceeds were to be given to the Danbury Hospital for special equipment. From all reports it was an outstanding success in many ways. The Oriental Band from Pyramid Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. of Bridgeport was the hit of the evening when it put on a demonstration concert and drill and concluded by contributing five hundred dollars to the proceeds of the affair. This wonderful public image of two great fraternal organizations joining hands in this venture and for charitable purposes is one which is being talked about all over the State. I understand that plans are "already in the works" for a repetition of such an event next December. In an exchange of correspondence with the State Deputy for the Knights of Columbus, I can tell you that we are delighted to witness this type of Brotherhood in action. It augurs well for the future and we both are in accord in our desires to have more fraternal contacts. Yes, my Brethren, I rejoice in the purer atmosphere which we are breathing these days. There is a long and arduous journey ahead of us. I firmly believe that in the next decade, or even sooner, we shall witness earth-shaking events in terms of Brotherhood which will have a far-reaching effect upon our relationships with our fellowmen. As Masons we must be prepared and willing to play our part in the


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world of today in anticipation of a far better world of tomorrow. To that great opportunity we must commit ourselves. So mote it be! "Let us no more be true to boasted race or clan, But to our highest dream, the brotherhood of man" -THOMAS CURTIS CLARK

"and crown thy good with brotherhood" -from America the Beautiful

BUILDINGS Masonic buildings often present problems, if nothing more than normal maintenance and use by the organizations for which they were erected or acquired. When lodges become involved in so called "sky titles" and other forms of joint ownership and/or occupancy many serious and often unforeseen difficulties present themselves. ALABAMA: The following decision was required by the Grand Master of Alabama to assist in the solution of a problem arising from joint ownership of a building by a Masonic Lodge and a church: On January 18, 1965 I issued dispensation to Forney Lodge No. 440 to sell its interest in the jointly owned Lodge Hall, the Church owning the ground and both the Church and Lodge owning the building, the Lodge facing the proposition of the building being torn down in order that the Church may proceed with a new building on the property, exclusive of any housing for the Lodge, the material salvaged from the old building to be auctioned and the proceeds divided.

FLORIDA: The Grand Lodge of Florida reports occupancy of a new office building: NEW GRAND LODGE BUILDING

Perhaps the highlight of the year was the occasion of dedicating our New Grand Lodge Office Building on November 21, 1964. The building was ready for occupancy in late July, and on August 1st was occupied by the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer. The Masons of Florida can point with pride to this new structure which so well befits the dignity of the Craft, and which provides adequate and comfortable housing for our administrative staff as well as providing several much needed committee rooms. The north wing houses our Masonic Museum, while the Masonic Library is located on the second floor.

The above described building was erected at a cost of $476,004.82, or just 2/10 of 1 per cent above the original completion goal of $475,000.00. A remarkable feat when rising costs and usual underestimates are considered, was the accomplishment of the building committee. NEBRASKA: The Grand Master of Nebraska believed that it was important to assist one of his own lodges rebuild, following a disaster. He noted that Nebraska had often helped other jurisdictions, and asked, why not our own. The tornado which leveled the town of Primrose did not spare the Masonic Hall. The Hall was completely airborne, so that the lots are now clear. The Hall was a two-story building. The upper floor was used for Lodge purposes, and the lower floor for dinner and recreation activities. The brethren of Crescent Lodge No. 143 have determined to rebuild on their


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present lots. They are a really stout-hearted group, who have taken this calamity in stride and want so much to keep their Lodge. To rebuild will be good for Masonry and certainly for the community. I have authorized a contribution to Crescent Lodge No. 143 from our relief fund in the amount of $3,000 to aid them in this project. We have in the past responded generously to like calamities in other jurisdictions. It is only right that we should go all out to help our own. I have also directed a letter to all of our lodges, mentioning the tragedy suffered by Crescent Lodge, and suggesting that if they would like to help the Lodge reestablish itself, it would be in order.

CENTENNIALS IDAHO: The Grand Lodge of Idaho has an active committee planning the centennial observance of the Grand Lodge to be held in 1967. The committee desires additional time to observe properly the occasion, as will be noted from the following excerpts from its report: Your Committee retains the opinion that the 100th Annual Communication should open Tuesday, September 19, and continue through Friday, September 22. To conduct an adequate Centennial Program your committee feels that the usual three day session would not be adequate. That the traditional Grand Lodge Banquet be held on Tuesday evening, September 19, instead of Wednesday. Pending approval of this change of custom, your Committee has a conditional "yes" from the music director of the First Methodist Cathedral for the Cathedral Bell Ringers to give a 30-minute concert on Tuesday evening. A short program of vocal music by either a choral group or soloist is in the planning stage. That Wednesday evening, September 20, be designated "Western Variety Night," with gay '60 or '90 costumes encouraged for both men and women. A square dance exhibition is planned, to he followed by a fiddlers' contest and old time dancing. That Thursday, September 21, be designed "Boise Basin Day" and that the entire day be set aside from usual Grand Lodge deliberations in order that the guests and representatives at this Grand Communication will have ample time to visit the historical areas in and around Boise Basin. Historical research should be undertaken to locate the former sites of Coe and Pioneer Lodges.

NEW MEXICO: The special committee on History and Grand Lodge Centennial made a rather lengthy report to the Grand Lodge of New Mexico. It proposed three items: (I) The creation of the Office of Grand Historian (2) The compilation of a formal History of Masonry in New Mexico (3) The organization of a special operating committee to prepare plans and procedures for the New Mexico Grand Lodge Centennial in the year 1977.

The committee then discussed at length each of them. It suggested that the office of Grand Historian could be either appointed or elected, but thought he should not be regarded as a line officer. It considered historical papers given in many Grand Lodges in an effort to bring its history up to date. The committee discussed the Centennial of the Grand Lodge which would be in 1977, and thought it not in the least too early to begin planning. With this last we heartily agree.


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CHARITY We are all familiar with the phrase that "a man never stands so tall as when he stoops to assist a child." Masonic charity can be seen in action in an Arkansas Children's Hospital as reported in the proceedings of that State: Early in the year the Grand Secretary was contacted by the Board of the Hospital relative to plans being made for a group of doctors to start treatment of patients with cleft palate. This is the first time that the operation and treatment of cleft palate has ever been attempted in Arkansas. In order to get the plan started these doctors asked for assistance from the Grand Lodge. After talking with the Committee on Work, the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer we decided to contribute $1,500. The doctms and other officials contributed enough to get the plan in operation. They now have within this group twenty-three professional people who are all connected with the treatment and care of cleft palate. As of October first, fifty patients have received treatment. The money contributed by Grand Lodge will be used for appliances inside the mouth, such as braces, artificial teeth, etc. The amount contributed was only a small part of what is needed. Therefore I would recommend that the Grand Lodge contribute the sum of $3,000 to further this worthy cause. KANSAS: In his address the Grand Master of Kansas ably describes certain Masonic charities in the Midwest: During the year Kansas was visited by one of the most destructive floods in the history of the Arkansas River Valley. Much of the damage was felt in the western part of the valley for having spent its force as it rolled down from the plains of Colorado, it was pretty well contained by the time it reached Great Bend and Hutchinson. Authorized by the Council of Administration, a survey was conducted to ascertain the extent of the damage caused by this avalanche of water, and whether damage had been suffered by Lodges to their property or to the membership generally. Although the damage extended into the millions, most of it was handled by federal governmen t agencies and fortunately not a single lodge hall was damaged. The survey disclosed that several individuals suffered losses which were not alleviated by public funds and to the seven who suffered such losses, a contribution of $500 each was dispatched. Total amount of distribution was $3,500 all of which was paid from the Charity Fund of the Grand Lodge. While many Lodges were quick to assure assistance in the program of relief, it was felt that the Charity Fund could stand the expenditure and no general appeal was made. Later, Hurricane Betsy tore across heavily populated areas of our sister jurisdiction of Louisiana, and an appeal was received from their Grand Master through the Masonic Service Association. We contributed $1,000 from the Charity Fund to this relief. We learn that contribution from the lodges and members of Louisiana amounts to many thousands of dollars and a similar appeal made to the members of Colorado Lodges for relief of their losses in the Arkansas Valley disaster brought in over $50,000. It is good to know that Masons are still aware of their responsibilities and that Charity remains one of the excellent tenets of our great Institution.

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Mireille Palinacci enjoys her sixth birthday at the Shriners' Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. Pictured left to right are, Mrs. Garnett Rodin, Administrator of the Hospital, Mireille, her mother, Simone Palinacci, o. Wes Konering, MP.S., and John Black Vrooman.

Black Vrooman, about a little child in Paris who needed the facilities of the Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children, the long arm of our Gentle Craft reached out to bring comfort to one in need. On March 7, 1966, after approval of her application, little Mireille Louise Palinacci, Boulogne, France, was admitted to the St. Louis Unit of the Shriners' Hospital, where she has been able to have an operation that will help, if not entirely cure her physical defects. The amazing thing about the whole development is, that it has been the United Forces of Freemasonry which brought the plan to fruition, and lodged a little tot where the best of medical aid could be brought to bear on her problem. When the plane arrived from Europe at Kennedy Airport, New York, little Mireille and her mother, Simone Palinacci were met by Brother William G. Rose, Director of the Committee on Masonic Benevolence of the Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of New York. Brother Rose had first been contacted by telephone from the Washington, D. C., office of the Masonic Service Association, by William C. Edmunds, Chief Field Agent of the Association and all arrangements made by the two were perfected. The European plane being late, it was not possible to make the connection with the St. Louis-bound plane, and Brother Rose made reservations on another flight, took the couple through Customs, saw that they were fed and comfortable, then placed them on the plane for St. Louis. Mother and daughter were met at St. Louis by Wor. Bro. O. Wesley Kon-


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ering, Past Master and Secretary of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40, and by Wor. Bro. John Black Vrooman, Field Agent of the Masonic Service Association. Mother and child were taken to the home of Wor. Brother Konering for the night, and the child was admitted to the Shriners Hospital the next morning. The mother will be the guest of the Konerings during the stay of the child in St. Louis. Col. Charles B. Schweizer, Commanding Officer of the Granite City Army Depot, and a Past Junior Grand Warden of the Grande Loge Nationale Francaise, became interested in the girl, and when it was learned that the child would be six years old on March 31, a birthday party was arranged. The Hospital baked a birthday cake with all the things that a little girl could enjoy. The Granite City Army Depot sent Captain and Mrs. Charles James, George Eubank, Information Officer and Charles Chapman, Information Service, with a variety of gifts and toys for the child to enjoy. More than 150 birthday cards were sent, and the birthday was made more than just a regular event. The officers of the Otto F. Birk Scottish Rite Class of 430 members, took Mireille and her mother as a project} and are buying the plane tickets for the couple's return as well as giving them a bit of velvet in cash for incidental expenses. Simone Palinacci, the mother, was presented to the large audience on the occasion of the Dinner-Dance and Entertainment at the Scottish Rite auditorium, Friday night, April 22. Mission is accomplished, and everyone is happy. ARIZONA: There seems to be several opinions as to the proper procedure to be followed in administering charity and relief to sojourning Masons. The Grand Master of Arizona reports a rather unforunate incident which undoubtedly could have been avoided if proper procedures had been followed: MISSOURI RELIEF

On September 20, 1965, I received a phone call from Bro. A. P. Brown, Chairman of Tucson Masonic Sojourners Relief Board, advising me that a brother, a member of a Missouri Lodge, was in need of assistance. The aid needed was in the amount of $280 for freight charges on his furniture. The furniture had been in storage for the allowable length of time, and if it was not picked up, it would be sold for the charges accrued. Bro. Brown also informed me that the small Lodge of which this Brother was a member was not able to reimburse the funds to our Relief Board. I instructed Bro. Brown to advance this Brother the money, and that I would ask for reimbursement from the Grand Lodge of Missouri. It was necessary for me to write two letters to the Grand Master of Missouri before I received a reply to my request. The following is an excerpt from that reply: "The Grand Lodge of Missouri, to the best of my knowledge, has no fund of this kind; and, therefore, cannot reimburse you to $280 which Brother Camp obtained from your Relief Board." From this I must recommend to all Lodges and Relief Associations that if they are contacted in the future for assistance from a member of a Missouri Lodge that they phone the Lodge of which the distressed Brother is a member and be assured that the funds will be reimbursed by them before dispensing any funds to him for relief.


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COLORADO: The Committee on Bequests and Contributions reported the following to the Grand Lodge of Colorado:路 Your Committee on Bequests and Contributions wishes to make the following report: Although your members of this committee have been ready to help in the preparation of wills, etc., there was little referred to this committee during the last year. However, as you will hear, a contribution was made, and properly made to the charity fund of this Grand Lodge in a sum in excess of one million dollars. It seems that now is the time for some action to be taken by the various Masters and Officers of thc lodges to contact their United Sates Senators and Congressmen, informing them of the great amount of charity work that is being done by the Masonic Fraternity and that some act should be passed to change the position of the Courts that contributions and bequests made to a Masonic Lodge, might be used for the construction of a Masonic Temple and therefore the same does not receive the benefits that are given to other organizations. The mere fact that the money might be used for a Masonic Temple should not prevent the tax benefits because by the use of this moncy, other monies are released that can and will be used for charitable and educational purposes. It is still of great importance, as the law now stands, that the gift bequest or contribution be made in a proper manner to see that proper tax credits are allowed. The U. S. Director of Internal Revenue in Denver, Estatc Tax Division has been very helpful in this matter, but their hands are tied by the decisions of the Courts and they can go just so far. It is hoped that the various Masters of the Colorado Lodge will call upon the members of this committee, either to appear before their lodge and explain contributions and bequests or to assist their members in this very important work. There are members of this committee in various parts of the state and they stand ready to help when called upon. TENNESSEE: The Grand Lodge of Tennessee became a "Patron" of the Knight Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.: M.W. Bro. E. Guy Frizzell moved that the Grand Lodge become a Patron of the Knight Templar Eye Foundation by contributing $100 to that fund. It was referred to the Ways and Means Committee, who later added it to their report as Item 27. It was adopted. WYOMING: The Grand Master of Wyoming listed among his decisions one opposed to a lodge participating in the Knight Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.: QUESTION: Pathfinder Lodge No. 42 voted to purchase a $50.00 certificate in the Knight Templar Eye Foundation. The question was raised as to whether Lodge funds could be used for this purpose. DECISION: The purchase of the certificate would be a form of Masonic Charity which, according to Section 397, is limited to worthy Brothers, their widows and orphans. While the work of the Eye Foundation is exemplary and noteworthy, the relief is not limited to patients with the above Masonic relationship. Consequently, it was ruled that Lodge funds could not be used for purchasing Knight Templar Eye Foundation certificates.

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the official line in Grand Lodge. After commenting at length on the subject, he seemed to arrive at these conclusions: Within the last few years, some of the younger Brethren have risen so precipitously high and rapidly in our line of honored posts and stations that, because of certain actions and statements made by them without benefit of sufficient experience in our craft, and without sufficient knowledge of Masonic customs and traditions, they have created confusion and misunderstanding amongst the brethren. I refer particularly to two facets of our work: 1. Establishment of a regular and permanent line of succession. 2. Establishment of an index of customs and traditions for the Grand Lodge of China consistent with the habits, customs and traditions of the people. These are to be additional to those which have already been established and which have been universally followed by all Masons since time immemorial. This is a field of endeavor in our Grand Lodge where the experience and knowledge of our Past Grand Masters could and should be put to effective use. In fact, I will go a step further, and say that certain matters, such as the two enumerated above, by their very nature, can only be, and should exclusively be, within the province of a councilor other organization of elders. It is hoped that favorable consideration will be given to this suggestion, and that a Council of Past Grand Masters will be formed at this assembly. The Committee on Foreign Relations said: Your Committee on Foreign Relations respectfully reports that although the total number of Foreign Jurisdictions with whom this Grand Lodge has its fraternal relations remained the same this Masonic year as that of the last, many endeavors were made, especially by our Past Grand Master, M.W. Brother George A. Fitch, in trying to establish mutual recognitions with the Canadian group of Grand Lodges. The following basic principles for Recognition were proposed, but tabled: 1. Regularity of origin: i.e., each Grand Lodge shall have been established lawfully by a dUly recognized Grand Lodge or by three or more regularly constituted Lodges. 2. That there be no debarment from membership because of nationality or race, or color; or of sectarian or political belief; that a belief in the GA.O.T.U. and his revealed 'Will shall be an essential qualification for membership. 3. That all Initiates shall take their Obligation on or in full view of the open Volume of the Sacred Law, by which is meant the revelation from above which is binding on the conscience of the particular individual who is being initiated. 4. That the membership of the Grand Lodge and individual Lodges shall be composed exclusively of men; and that each Grand Lodge shall have no Masonic intercourse of any kind with mixed Lodges or bodies which admit women to membership. 5. That the Grand Lodge shall have sovereign jurisdiction over the Lodges under its control: i.e. that it shall be a responsible, independent, self-governing organization, with sole and undisputed authority over the Craft or Symbolic Degrees (Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason) within its Jurisdiction; and shall not in any way be subject to, or divide such authority with, a Supreme Council or other Power claiming any control or supervision over those degrees. 6. That the three Great Lights of Freemasonry (namely the Volume of the Sacred Law, the Square, and the Compasses) shall always be exhibited when the Grand Lodge or its constituent Lodges are at work, the chief of these being the Volume of the Sacred Law.


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7. That the discussion of religion and politics within the Lodge shall be strictly prohibited. 8. That the principles of the Antient Charges, Customs, and Usages of the Craft shall be strictly observed.

COMMERCIALISM CALIFORNIA: The Grand Lodge of California maintains an active committee on commercialism. Last year was a busy one for the committee. Some of the usual problems presented themselves, and some new ones arose. Shrine activity is more or less routine, and was reported as follows: During the past several years certain of the Shrine Temples have reestablished circus performances under permission of the Grand Masters and in accordance with our regulations. As authorized ticket sales are limited to their membership, to Master Masons or to members of prerequisite organizations, no sale to the general public; no advertising in their programs, profits if any are for their general operating funds and tickets sold so state thus removing any implication that the affair is a charitable one. Other charitable Shrine activities such as sporting events in the several areas of our jurisdiction have been carried out in accordance with our regulations with beneficial results to the hospitals. In another instance the committee found a concern that apparently was trying to work both sides of the street. It was reported as follows: Publications-Late last year attention was called to the incorporation of "Masonic Publishers, Inc.," headquarters in San Jose. In our investigation it was learned that the sponsors were not members of the Craft, also that they had formed another organization titled "Catholic Publishers, Inc." In discussions with their attorneys, court decisions, also registration of the name and symbols under the corporation code were pointed out and subsequently we were informed the name had been changed to Associated Publishers, Inc. A portion of the other matters considered by the committee are: We were in correspondence with the Grand Lodge of Illinois in regard to an advertising list of books put out by the Charles T. Powner Co. of Chicago. This list offered many books on Masonic and prerequisite rituals and history, including one of the ineffable word. So far as we could learn, the owner of the concern was not listed as a member of the Craft in Illinois, further that approximately 95 per cent of their business was with Prince Hall affiliates. Every once in a while a spate of circulars advertising "The Great Message" is received by our members. The past year was one of these occasions. The publisher is an expelled Mason. Our attention was called to a book, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements. Throughout the book there is much said about Free Masonry-in connection with subversive activities in Europe, much of which is attributed to the Grand Orient of France, a clandestine and non-recognized atheistic spin-off from French Masonry. Another book, The Secret in Your Heart, written by a member of a Lodge in this jurisdiction, has been the cause of concern by reason of the solicitation circular sent to a number of Lodges and to Grand Lodge Officers. The matter is still under investigation.

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wide concurrent jurisdiction, apparently found no fault with it, and heard the Grand Master make the following comment and recommendation: Our one year experiment, in my opinion, has been most successful. The Lodges which feared statewide concurrent jurisdiction have in many cases benefited. This is particularly true of small Lodges located near or in the suburban areas of larger cities. I urge the continuation of our experiment with statewide concurrent jurisdiction. I believe we will ultimately drop all of our jurisdictional barriers.

CONDITION OF THE CRAFT ILLINOIS: The Committee on Chartered Lodges reporting to the Grand Lodge of Illinois stated that many regular meetings were being passed by lodges all over the jurisdiction. Could they mean to infer that only one meeting a month is sufficient? If that is true, then, we agree wholeheartedly: Well over 1,000 stated meetings were missed statewide during the past year. It is thought significant that a great majority of these omitted meetings were reported from lodges, the by-laws of which call for twenty-four stated meetings annually. For most lodges, one stated meeting a month should suffice. If it is judiciously chosen as to the time of the month, it need not ever fall upon the date of a legal holiday. Our six legal holidays fall within either the first week of the month or the last. Thus, the selection of any weekday in either the second or third week of each month for the stated meeting would avoid the inconvenience of encountering a month in which no meeting could be held. It would be interesting to learn why so many lodges cling to their twenty-four stated meetings a year, and then, if the reports are accurate, proceed to hold only thirteen or fourteen of them. For lodges that rent their halls, the change to one meeting a month might result in a rental savings. NEBRASKA: Grand Master Spencer, of Nebraska, speaking of the Condition of the Craft, came up with some very interesting suggestions: Our smallest lodge has twenty-nine members, our largest one has in excess of 1,700. The former is too small, the latter too large. Bigness is no virtue in Masonry. There is something wrong with a lodge with a membership of 1,000 or more and lodge facilities which cannot accommodate 250. That very fact points up the problem. When a lodge is too big to give the benefits to or hold the interest of its members, the formation of a new lodge is in order. I sincerely believe that if the resident membership of any lodge is more than twice as large as its faciilties can accommodate, that lodge is too large to serve the purposes of its members. An active lodge of 200 is much better for its members than a lodge of 1,000 with facilities for 200. Why am I concerned? My experience this year, with one exception, has convinced me that the poorest proportional attendance is in our larger lodges. They are rusting out because they are more interested in building bank accounts than a fraternal structure. It is time, brethren, that we did some serious soul searching on this phobia of bigness. It stands to reason that four smaller but active lodges do much more for us than one big lodge, a majority of whose members are dying on the vine of Masonry. We have fourteen lodges with a membership of less t.han forty, some which are situated in dying communities. In some instances dl'astic action is necessary to prevent disintegration. Consolidation in some instances may weld two weak lodges into one strong one. In other instances, where there are prospects for fut.ure growth, help in other ways may solve the problem. In any event, I urge our smaller lodges to remember that the Lodge Advisory Committee is anxious to render any and all


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necessary assistance to a lodge willing to ask for help. The time to meet a problem is before it becomes too much of a problem. If your lodge is more or less dormant, or is fast becoming so, you need help now. SOUTH CAROLINA: The Grand Master of South Carolina again this year addressed personal letters to each newly raised Master Mason in the hope of adding something to his interest in the Ancient Craft: LEITERS TO NEWLY RAISED MASTER MASONS

Following the example laid down by my immediate predecessors, I have mailed personal letters to every Brother raised to the Sublime Degree upon notification by the Secretary of his Lodge of the fact. I urge each and every Lodge Secretary to continue to advise me of this momentous occasion as I feel that this is a worthwhile effort of the Grand Master to acquaint himself with his new Brethren.

CONFERENCE OF GRAND MASTERS COLORADO: The Grand Master of Colorado believes, as do a number of others, that there are benefits to be obtained from changing the place of meeting of the Conference of Grand Masters of North America. He included the following in his recommendations: The Conference of Grand Masters has been held in Washington, D. C. since its inception, with the exception of the year 1964 when it was held at Kansas City, Missouri. I was privileged to serve on the Time and Place Committee for the year 1965 and that committee recommended that the conference be held in Washington, D. C. in 1966. The committee reported as follows on future conference, quote: "We are hopeful that future committees in making their determination and recommendation as to the desirable time and place will recognize the values and benefits to be derived from visitations of this annual conference to different cities of North America, and at the same time will ever bear in mind the traditions that bind us to the memory of that distinguished Master Mason, Worshipful Brother George Washington." I believe it would be for the good of Masonry in Colorado and probably the rest of North America if such a plan were followed. I therefore recommend that the incoming Grand Master be authorized to invite the Conference of Grand Masters of North America to hold their 1967 meeting in Denver, Colorado and if the 1967 date is not available then at the earliest date possible.

CONSOLIDATION MISSISSIPPI: The Grand Lodge of Mississippi was confronted with the problem of two lodges desiring to consolidate, but not wanting to assume the name and number of the older lodge, as required by Mississippi law: QUESTION NO.

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fer everything lock, stock, and barrel to Lodge B and to take the name and number of the younger Lodge. Is it possible under the law for them to consolidate and take the name and number of the younger Lodge, Lodge B? ANSWER

Refer to Section 47-Rules and Regulations-Williams Digest 1961 which states in part: " ... such consolidated. Lodge shall take the number of the oldest Lodge so consolidated." As we understand it, Lodge B will not agree to change name or number. Consolidation of Lodges is desirable when the best interests of Masonry can be served, but should not be made in direct violation of the law, therefore, we recommend an agreement in the bounds of the law governing the consolidation of Lodges.

CORNERSTONES The Masonic custom of laying cornerstones has brought to it much credit. This is particularly true when the time-honored ceremony is attended by an address suitable to the occasion. It must be remembered that this is one of the few occasions when Masons are permitted to appear as such in public. Certainly, the impression made should be a favorable one. As an example of the type of cornerstone address we consider appropriate, we cite the following delivered by the Grand Orator of Arkansas at the laying of the cornerstone for the new Convention Auditorium in Hot Springs: A cornerstone is usually a stone which lies at the corner of two walls, and forms a part of the foundation of the building. Historically, it was found in the Northeast corner, between the North, the place of darkness, and the East, the place of light. This symbolizes to the Mason the progress of man from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge. It is usually of a more permanent substance than is used in the remainder of the building so that it will last long after the remainder of the building has fallen into decay. This teaches us that when our earthly bodies have passed away we have within us a foundation of eternal life-a cornerstone of immortality. Today we have a symbolic cornerstone which is not in the Northeast corner of the building because of the necessities of modern construction, but we do have the same symbolism and the teachings and philosophy are still valid and helpful. Since the symbolic cornerstone is the place from which all dimensions are determined and the place where construction is started it is required that the cornerstone be placed with great care and accuracy. Thus the Grand Master required that this stone be tested by the plumb, the level and the square. Thus we are taught that our virtues must be tested by temptation and trial, by suffering and adversity, before we can be considered as material worthy to be used in building "as living stones, for that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." Why were corn, wine and oil used in our ceremony? Anciently these elements were the wealth of the eastern countries and were considered as the supports of life and the means of refreshment. King David, in Psalm 104, verse 15, mentions them and later he refers to them as among the greatest blessings we enjoy. An ancient Masonic writer stated that we carry corn, wine and oil to remind us that in the pilgrimage of human life we are to impart a portion of our bread to feed the hungry, to send a cup of our wine to cheer the sorrowful and to pour the healing oil of our consolation into the wounds of the sick or the sorrowing. So these elements, so important to individuals are also used in laying a cornerstone of a building so the building will also render to the people it serves, the corn of nourishment, the wine of refreshment and the oil of joy.


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It is significant that the Jewish people, and of course later the Christians, are the only people in the world that have adopted the custom of laying cornerstones. There is no evidence of any other people, except the Jews and Christians, ever using this ceremony. We are grateful to our early Jewish brethren for a ceremony so significant and so beautiful and one from which we truly get spiritual nourishment, refreshment and joy. Thus this cornerstone has been laid according to the ancient Masonic custom. Our teachings in this ceremony can be and are universally accepted by all the people of all nations and all creeds. This stone was tested as one tests his own life by the plumb, the level and the square. And this stone was consecrated with the same elements that were used by the patriarchs of the Old Testament. Through the consecration of this stone the whole building has been dedicated to the service of God and for the enrichment of the lives of men. We appreciate the invitation to participate in this ceremony and we hope that this building will, in the long future, fulfill the dreams of those responsible for its construction, and will also, in every way be of service to this community and to all of its people. CALIFORNIA: The Grand Lecturer of the Grand Lodge of California reported on the importance of the ceremony of cornerstone laying in his report: In recent years there have been more and more requests for our Grand Lodge Cornerstone Ceremony throughout the State. It is particularly necessary, because of our public contact and exposure in these instances, that careful planning and proper arrangements be made. The procedure followed by our recent Grand Masters has placed responsibility in the hands of the Assistant Grand Lecturer of the Division, to the Inspector, and then to the local Lodge. In order to provide greater efficiency and thoughtful planning for these functions, the Ritual Committee is now in the process of developing a set of detailed guidelines and instructions for the guidance of the Inspectors and the brethren of the Lodges. We feel that such a set of detailed instructions, with a degree of flexibility in some areas of detail, will eventually contribute greatly toward the growth and enhancement of the public image of Masonry in our various communities. The Grand Lecturer commented further about the nature of cornerstone laying ceremonies, and offered constructive suggestions for improvement to better keep pace with modern times: Our Cornerstone Ceremony was written for situations wherein the stone was an actual cornerstone, and functional in the erection of the building. However, the laying of the cornerstone of public schools and public buildings, at the present time, usuall y takes place after the building has been completed. Because of this, there is a growing sentiment that optional phraseology should be included in certain segments of the ceremony to better fit the circumstances of the laying of the cornerstone under these conditions. We propose that such optional material be developed, with the intent that such optional phraseology may then render the ceremony appropriate to the placing of a plaque as well as for the laying of a cornerstone under present day situations. This will require further study before finalization, and we shall continue to work toward this end. LOUISIANA: The special committee on "Cornerstones," appointed by the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, gave a very practical report of its study. The recommendations are in our opinion worthy of consideration by other Grand Lodges.


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We, your special committee on the subject of "Cornerstones" authorized last year beg leave to report the conclusions of our study. The policy of laying cornerstones of public buildings, churches, etc., by the Grand Lodges of the World when invited to do so is deeply rooted in our history and tradition. It is an impressive ceremony and it identifies our fraternity with the building so long as the building stands. The casket containing memorials of the day and age in which the cornerstone was laid is an integral and important part of the ceremony. It will reveal when opened, many years hence, important facts of our generation. It is the judgment of your committee that these ceremonies should not on any account be abridged or disturbed. It is a fact however that modern construction and building design have made the use of the traditional cornnerstone impractical and lacking in feaSibility. This had led to improvising and in some cases to omitting the fine traditional ceremony. Ofttimes a slab or plaque of granite or bronze is substituted for the cornerstone. In such cases the marker is historical and significant but it lacks the symbolism of the true cornerstone. Your committee feels that it is entirely proper to set such slabs; plaques or markers with Masonic ceremonies when the traditional cornerstone is not feasible, but that the ceremony should be specifically outlined for the occasion instead of undertaking to adapt the present cornerstone ritual. We therefore recommend that the Committee on ""ork, with such assistance as they and the Grand Master may enlist, be directed to prepare a monitorial ritual for appropriately placing these historical tablets in public buildings and places; that they indicate the required inscriptions on these mal'kers and provide for the imbedding in the structure behind the plaque of a suitable casket with memorials appropriate to the occasion. "Ve further recommend that when such a ritual has been prepared; tried out in actual use; modified as may appear desirable and finally approved by the Grand Lodge that it then be printed in subsequent issues of our monitor. CORNERSTONE FOR A. M. E. CHURCH

WYOMING: The Grand Master reported on an invitation to attend the laying of a cornerstone for an A. M. E. Church: PROBLEM: An invitation was extended by the pastor of the Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church to cooperate in the laying of the cornerstone of that church on Sunday, July 25, 1965, at Casper, Wyoming, in company with the Grand Master of the Prince Hall body of Masons for this area. DECISION: A letter was written to the pastor of the church stating that the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Wyoming would be willing to lay the cornerstone of any church which is based upon a sincere belief in God. I would have been willing to lay the cornerstone of the Grace A. M. E. Church if the Grand Lodge of Wyoming were the only Masonic Lodge to have a part in the ceremonies. Since the cornerstone was to be laid by the Grand Master of the Prince Hall body of Masons and since our two Grand organizations do not officially recognize each other, it would have been embarrassing to both of the Grand Masters to be present at the same ceremony. Therefore the invitation was respectfully declined.

FffiST LADY OF MISSOURI May IS, 1966, marked an unusual event for Masonic Cornerstone layings in Missouri. The cornerstone of Pickler Memorial Library on the campus of the Northeast Missouri State Teachers College at Kirksville was laid with full Masonic ceremonies by M. Worshipful Grand Master A. Basey Vanlanding-


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ham. The speaker on this occasion was Mrs. Betty Cooper Hearnes, wife of the Governor of Missouri. While she could not be considered in any sense as the "Grand Orator," it was the first instance of which we have record when the first lady of this state ever delivered the formal address at laying of a Masonic cornerstone.

CUBA FLORIDA: The Cuban Masonic situation continues to be a matter of concern to our brethren in Florida. In many instances, we are inclined to look to Florida for guidance in the matter of Cuban Masonry. A part of the report of a special committee charged with this responsibility follows: Since our Grand Lodge session in April, 1964, several meetings of the Cuban Relief and Avouchment Committee have been held and subcommittees have functioned constantly throughout the year. We would like to report, at this time, that during


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the year 1964, 192 Identification Cards were issued to Cuban Brethren and to the best of our knowledge, only two have affiliated in a Particular Lodge in our Grand Jurisdiction and no other affiliations have been made elsewhere. At the last Annual Grand Communication, the Avouchment Procedure for the purpose of affiliation was approved and we are making it a part of this report. The procedure is as follows: "(1) That M.W. Brother Juan Jose Tarajano is recognized as the last duly elected Grand Master of Masons of Cuba and that as such is recognized as the legitimate head of Cuban Freemasonry, and that an appropriate certificate from M.W. Brother Tarajano certifying that the bearer is a Mason in good standing may be presented to the Grand Secretary of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida, and upon such presentation and request therefor, the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Florida may issue an appropriate certificate which may be presented to any Lodge in the Grand Jurisdiction of Florida in support of a petition for affiliation with such Lodge, and such petition supported by such certificate shall be considered and acted upon in accordance with the law and regulations governing petitions for affiliation supported by a dimit or certificate of transfer. .. (2) The Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Florida is directed to prepare appropriate forms of certificates for implementing this Edict and instructions as to the Lodges of this Grand Jurisdiction."

INDIANA: M.W. Joseph A. Bachelor included in his report of Fraternal Relations to the Grand Lodge of Indiana a note on Cuba: Finally may we report that adviccs show that there is still a Grand Lodge of Cuba functioning within Cuba. A letter received on October 26, 1964 by the Commission on Information for Recognition reported that an Annual Communication was held in March 1964 which reported 334 Lodges at work and that six Lodges had been dissolved and four new ones constituted. The Grand Master elected March 1964 was named Rodolfo Martinez Gomes and the Grand Secretary Jose Alvarez Rivera Maldonado.

DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE ALABAMA: We note among the rulings of t~e Grand Master of Alabama one involving the validity of dues cards of the members of one of his lodges. It seems the brethren in question attempted to attend Grand Lodge by presenting a card to the credentials committee, which it deemed to be out of date. However, it developed that under Alabama law, in the opinion oE the Grand Master, each lodge has full authority to prescribe its own "grace period." These seem to vary from lodge to lodge, and some are quite extended. This particular one was even too extended for the Alabama Credentials Committee. The Grand Master ruled against his committee and in favor oE the brethren. IE possible, we would issue a word of advice to these brethren that they may be able to attend lodge in Alabama on something other than a current dues card but it should not be attempted in other jurisdictions, regardless of the "grace period" of their local lodges. One of the best and most workable solutions to this problem we know about is the "automatic suspension law." The date may vary, but usually not more than six months after the date shown on the dues card. This practice takes the matter entirely out of the hands of the local secretary or other


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officers. Everyone knows that unless his dues are paid or remitted by a certain date, he is automatically suspended for nonpayment of dues. This practice also has the virtue, so often appreciated by the local secretary, of making it unnecessary for him to go to his boss or other esteemed member with the sad news that h~ is going to be suspended unless he pays his dues.

DRESS PENNSYLVAN IA: The Grand Master of Pennsylvania issued a decision which liberalized the required Masonic dress in that jurisdiction. The third liberalized Masonic Dress and permitted Lodge Officers, other than the Worshipful Master, to use the tuxedo as authorized Masonic Dress. The Worshipful Master, or Acting Worshipful Master, must continue to wear the tail coat.

DUAL AND PLURAL MEMBERSHIP Many jurisdictions have and approve of both dual and/or plural membership. Other jurisdictions believe it unnecessary at the present time. This is the position of many Grand Lodges in this country. However, the time may come, perhaps sooner than we think, when our position in this matter may be changed. The American people travel a great deal. They move their residence considerably from one section of the country to another, occasionally for long periods of time. This was not the case in the days when our present laws were adopted. Perhaps a change is in order. NORTH CAROLINA: The Grand Lodge of North Carolina heard a report from its Committee on Dual and Plural Membership that we consider worthy of review. Your Special Committee appointed by M.W. George Dudley Humphrey, Grand Master, to ascertain the merits and/or demerits of dual and plural membership by members of subordinate lodges of this Grand Lodge or by members of lodges subordinate to other Grand Lodges residing within the territorial boundaries of this Grand Jurisdiction, as authorized and directed by the Most 'Worshipful Grand Lodge at its 1964 Annual Comn:tunication, recommends that this Grand Lodge withhold action on any proposal wbich will permit dual and/or plural membership in its subordinate lodges and that it cling steadfastly to the traditional primary membership as the only permissible Symbolic Masonic affiliation recognized by this Grand Lodge. It is not the purpose of this Committee to suggest that this Grand Lodge should be a prisoner of precedent; rather, it is the belief that need should be the father of change. The necessity for requisite amendments to THE CODE OF JURISPRlJDENCE of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina to permit dual and/or plural membership has not been demonstrated, either by demand, surveyor analysis. If, by refusal to adopt regulations permitting dual and/or plural membership, this Grand Lodge were denying Symbolic Masonry to anyone, the matter would then have to be considered in the light of that fact. Such, however, is not the casco A Master Mason is a Master Mason in every sense of the word and he enjoys all the rights and privileges as such, wherever he may be located. His are the philosophical teachings of our fraternity; his is the right of suffrage; his is the right to hold office; his is the right to enjoy all privileges extended to him by law and custom of the Craft. His will to participate in propositions and proposals before a lodge, his desire to hold office, his inclination to participate freely in the affairs of a lodge may be exercised under existing regulations. If his sentimental attachment


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to his mother lodge-his primary membership-is so strong that he desires not to break it then any function which he may wish to perform in any other lodge is secondary to that attachment. The responsibility is his to satisfy his will, his desire and his inclination, and it is not the function of this Grand Lodge to abandon tradition, to amend its laws or to change its method of operation to make available to him any right or privilege that to him is secondary in his attitude toward his Masonic affiliation. The laws of eligibility vary materially from one Grand Jurisdiction to the next. The laws of physical fitness are not uniform in their requirements or in their application. The laws of many Grand Lodges are silent on matters which are definitely defined in the CONSTITUTION AND CODE of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. Shall this Grand Lodge waive its rulcs of eligibility for rules of lesser degree imposed by another Grand Lodge? Shall this Grand Lodge waive its physical fitness requirements and admit for membership those who are physically fit under the laws of another Grand Lodge but not of this? Shall this Grand Lodge assent in silence to the membership of one Initiated, Passed and Raised in conformity to a law of another Grand Jurisdiction though that member by our law would have been debarred for reasons of residence, physical fitness, moral uprightness, or for other reasons defined by our law? In these matters this Grand Lodge should not acquiesce. It is the firm belief of this Committee that the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of J\"orth Carolina is sovereign unto itself; that it does not recognize as binding upon it the laws of any other Masonic body or entity; that it does not intend that the laws enacted by it for its own government or for the government of the lodges under its jurisdiction shall in any manner be imposed upon any other Masonic body or entity; and that the enactment of legislation permitting dual and/or plural membership, either by members of its own subordinate lodges or by members of lodges subordinate to other Grand Lodges residing within the territorial boundaries of the State of North Carolina, would be in violation of the sovereignty of this Grand Lodge and of the sovereignty of other Grand Lodges recognized by it. It is the further feeling of your Committee that: .

I. No definitive advantage attaches to such membership, except in isolated cases of sojourners who may wish for sentimental reasons to retain their primary membership elsewhere. 2. The number of sojourners inclined voluntarily to apply for or to accept dual or plural membership in this Grand Jurisdiction is relatively small. 3. A minor percentage of the Grand Lodges of continental United States permits plural membership; many Grand Lodges prohibit dual membership in any debTfee, thus reducing further the number of sojourners who might be legally induced to apply for or to accept membership in a subordinate lodge of this Grand Lodge were permissive regulations adopted. 4. Regulations permitting dual and/or plural memberships vary widely in the several Grand Jurisdictions; conflicting regulations relating thereto exist. There is no uniformity in regulations permitting such membership-no central point around which all Grand Lodges agree to permit and control such memberships. 5. Present regulations of this Grand Lodge provide adequately for worthy so路 journers through the right and privilege of honorary membership in our subordinate lodges. Any sojourner desiring a greater franchise than that granted by this regulation should exercise that prerogative by applying for and, if found worthy, obtaining a primary membership in a subordinate lodge of this Grand Jurisdiction. 6. Unfamiliarity with seldom used and infrequently referred to govet:ning regulations of other Grand Lodges would create obstacles for our subordinate lodge secretaries. If and when rare application for such membership is made, inter-


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minable delays, much correspondence and violations of laws of other Grand Lodges would likely be the result. The need for such permissive legislation does not justify the means to attain it. 7. The office of Secretary is often difficult to fill competently. The multiplicity of duties and forms even now causes able men to shun the office. The addition of unjustified and unnecessary examination of little known regulations of other Grand Jurisdictions would tend to make the office still less attractive. Again, the need for such permissive legislation does not justify the means to attain it. 8. Additionally, such permissive regulations would frequently multiply the likelihood of errors in returns required of our ofttimes harassed subordinate lodge secretaries and would certainly produce inaccuracies in statistics. 9. In like manner, no favorable argument can be advanced for dual or plural membership of a member of a lodge subordinate to this Grand Lodge residing elsewhere, for certainly no advantage attaches to this Grand Lodge by virtue of such an in terchange of membership. 10. Economics is a matter of grave concern when legislation of this nature is considered. Few of the younger Master Masons recall with any degree of exactitude the chaotic conditions which existed in our subordinate lodges from 1930 to 1938 or 1939. It is the belief of this Committee that ability to maintain a current status in a single lodge through inclement weather and fair far outweighs the dubious honor of carrying two or more lodge dues cards. II. Any action on this proposition by this Grand Lodge, other than unfavorable, will require advance determination of the matters enumerated as follows: (a) This Grand Lodge's attitude toward the laws of other Grand Lodges, bearing in mind that the regulations of other Grand Jurisdictions vary widely in their application, that dual or plural membership may be extensive and that a member of one of our lodges may have any number of such memberships. This is to say that the laws of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina must be made to conform to the weakest law of other Grand Jurisdictions relating to physical disability, residence, etc. To do otherwise would be to waive the requirements of THE CODE for the benefit of non-resident applicants for dual or plural membership while denying that right to residents of this Grand Jurisdiction petitioning for primary membership. (b) Means of obtaining such membership. Should any Master Mason seeking a dual or plural membership be proposed or should he be required to apply? Should I. A Committee of Investigation be appointed? II. A unanimous secret ballot be required. III. The applicant be required to pay an initiation fee? An affiliation fee? Annual dues? (c) Automatic suspension or exclusion from one or more lodges. If yes, by what nomenclature? By what means is such dual and/or plural membership to be determined and by what means is each interested lodge to be notified of suspension or expulsion? (d) Rights, duties, and privileges of members whose primary memberships are in lodges subordinate to this Grand Lodge. Shall such members be permitted to hold office in two or more lodges simultaneously? Shall such officers be prohibited from holding the office of Master of a subordinate lodge of this Grand Jurisdiction while serving in that capacity in a subordinate lodge of another Grand Jurisdiction? A farfetched projection, possibly, but certainly not an impossible one, therefore one which would have to be anticipated and one for which regulation would have to be provided, for few men are capable of thus .serving Masonry satisfactorily. (e) Rights, duties, and privileges of members whose primary memberships are elsewhere. Shall they be permitted to:


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I. Vote on any and all propositions before a lodge? II. Serve as officers? III. If the answer to item number II immediately preceding is yes, shall it be in two or more lodges within or without the state at the same time? How and to what extent shall they be controlled? (f) Eligibility. Shall the regulations of this Grand Lodge establishing residence, physical and moral qualifications for petitioners for primary membership in lodges under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge apply? Requirements cannot be made less, for to do so would work an injustice on residents of this state. Hence, regulations would have to be amended to make present requirements applicable to applicants and petitioners alike, for this Committee envisions instances of Master Masons, once eligible; becoming not qualified through accident, malady or infirmity. (g) Qualification for I. Our awards for continuous membership. II. Our charity and relief. III. Our burial services. IV. Admission to our Masonic and Eastern Star Home. (h) If action is taken to qualify such members to share in the benefits. enumerated under (g) above, what is the responsibility of the lodge where the primary membership of such a member rests? How shall that responsibility be established or imposed by our Grand Lodge over the sovereignty of another Grand Lodge?

The matter of dual and/or plural membership has been brought up for consideration before the Grand Lodge of North Carolina many times in the past. In each year in which the proposal has been before the Grand Lodge negative action has resulted. Your Committee invites your attention to the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina for the years 1863 (page 17), 1870 (page 37), 1911 (page 22), 1916 (page 27), 1926 (page 34), 1929 (page 60), 1937 (page 38), 1945 (page 46), 1949 (page 67), 1959 (page 106), 1960 (page 101). Conditions and circumstances have changed little with the passing of the years; the principles underlying dual and/or plural membership remain unchanged. It is the opinion of this Committee that the advantages to be gained by permitting dual and/or plural membership in lodges subordinate to this Grand Lodge or by members of lodges subordinate to this Grand Lodge residing under the jurisdiction of other Grand Lodges are negligible in contrast to the discernible conflicting interests inherent in such an interchange of membership rights; that the need for such intercourse does not justify the means to attain it; and that the danger of confusion, error and violation of sovereignty far outweighs the minor advantage to be gained by such recognition. It is, therefore., the recommendation of this Committee that the matter of dual and/or plural membership, either by members of the subordinate lodges of this Grand Lodge or by members of lodges subordinate to other Grand Lodges residing within this Grand Jurisdiction be given unfavorable consideration by this Grand Lodge.

ECUMENICAL RELATIONS NEBRASKA: The Fraternal Correspondent of Nebraska noted ',Jith pleasure the greatly improved relations he believes to exist now between the Masonic fraternity and the Roman Catholic Church. He said: Recently there seems to be a desire on the part of our Roman Catholic friends to lower the segregation barriers that have for so many years separated them from their Masonic neighbors. At any rate they are accepting invitations to participate


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in social events unheard of say twenty years ago. Golf matches and baseball games are now common. As a further example of this in 'Vest Cornwall, Connecticut, the St. Bridgets Catholic Church Men's Club are joining with the brethren of Blazing Star Lodge No. 74 in holding their first annual dance. In Hopkinson, Massachusetts, the Acacia Club is having their first annual Brotherhood Night with a dinner and Catholic, Jewish and Protestant speakers. The word annual in these titles is quite eloquent. The crowning example is the fact that Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, will be the speaker at the dinner for the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. He is the Cardinal who married and buried President Kennedy. There is a little book of only 64 pages written in 1951 by a life long Roman Catholic entitled A Catholic Speaks His Mind. This ~ook criticizes his church for meddling with secular matters in the name of religion and urges his church to forget its narrow ways and adopt new ways which will engender goodwill among men. 'Ve hope all these above and many others that have been noted will result in some real tangible action and in the meantime will keep our fingers crossed.

It should be noted that Cardinal Cushing was unable to speak at the Annual Banquet of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut, but Bishop Joyce of Bur,lington did. BISHOP JOYCE ADDRESSES MASONS OF CONNECTICUT

Grand Master Irving E. Partridge of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut presented as speaker for the annual banquet the Most Rev. Robert Francis Joyce in the following language: Distinguished Guests and My Brethren: When it became apparent that His Eminence, Richard Cardinal Cushing, would be unable to be our guest speaker at tonight's banquet, I contacted the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Hartford with the request for assistance in securing a substitute in the unhappy event that the Cardinal would not be permitted by his physicians to undertake such an assignment so soon after his surgical operation. Through the magnanimous cooperation of His Excellency the Archbishop of Hartford, not only was I assured that a replacement would be found; but as subsequent events worked out, our distinguished guest speaker this evening was actually obtained for us. I call that cooperation to the "n th" degree. When he was invited to be with us tonight, he accepted without the least hesitation, and he wrote me that he was looking forward to his evening with great pleasure. His Excellency, Most Reverend Robert Francis Joyce has had a brilliant career in the service of his city and state, his country and in his church. To recount his lengthy and distinguished career would infringe upon his time; so I shall outline briefly some of his many accomplishments and honors. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1917 with Phi Beta Kappa honors, he studied for six years at the Grand Seminary in Montreal, where he received the degree of Licentiate in Theology. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 26, 1923 in Burlington, Vermont by Most Rev. Joseph J. Rice, D.D. After serving as assistant in several parishes, as principal of the Cathedral High School im Burlington, and as pastor of Saint John Parish in Northfield, he was granted a leave of absence to serve his country as a Chaplain in 'World War II, where he saw service in this country and in the European Theatre overseas. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Major, following which he served as pastor of St. Peter Church in Rutland from 1946 to 1957. He has served as Chaplain of the Vermont Department, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; and Civil Air Patrol. He has served as a Trustee of the University of Vermont and also of Champlain College.


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Bishop Joyce was consecrated as Auxiliary Bishop to the Most Rev. Edward F. Ryan, Bishop of Burlington on October 28, 1954. He was installed as Bishop of Burlington on February 26, 1957. Bishop Joyce has received high academic honor, having received the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from his alma mater, the University of Vermont; the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from St. Michael's College and also from Stonehill College; and the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Norwich University. He has attended all three sessions of Vatican Council II, and has been active in promoting ecumenism throughout his state. He has spoken all over Vermont on the subject of Brotherhood and has addressed many gatherings throughout the New England area. My Brethren, it gives me the greatest of personal pleasure to introduce our distinguished guest from the rugged Green Mountain state-His Excellency, Most Rev. Robert Francis Joyce.

After the completion of a splendid address Grand Master Partridge thanked the Bishop in the following manner, and received from the Bishop equal treatment. M.W. Bro.. Partridge:

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To respond to such a marvelous address would be a difficult thing do. I am sure that everyone of us has been charmed with your gracious personality. You have entertained liS with your wit and humor; you have stirred us with your sincerity and the challenge of your message; you have inspired us to a rededication of ourselves to a greater endeavor ill the caUSe of brotherhood and service to mankind and devotion to Almighty God. I realize, sir, that you would not come here-and take any recompense for your services. We know you must have some favorite charily. And so on behalf of the Masons of Connecticut, I would like to present you this check to use in any way you see fit for some worthy charitable enterprise. It's my pleasure to give it to you.

Bishop Joyce: I accept this check because it's given from the heart. But to come here tonight and take part in this thing is so great a privilege and so great a joy that I have been amply rewarded a hundred times over. So I accept it, and now if I may, Most Worshipful Grand Master, I give it back to you and ask you to use it for some of the many charitable works which I know the Grand Lodge will conduct. So I have accepted it with gratitude and I'm truly grateful to you. And may I make a donation and ask that you use it. (Applause) M.W. Bro. Partridge: That's one way to find out whether the check's any good! Your Excellency, this is really a most unusual thing. I don't mean the check-the piece of paper; I mean the sentiment behind it. It's a wonderful gift. This, sir, will be added to the Endowment Fund of our Masonic Home and Hospital which is established for the relief of our elderly members and sisters, and it will be made in your name. I give it to the President of the Masonic Charity Foundation, Most Worshipful Brother Ramage. (Applause)

EDUCATION LOUISIANA: The Grand Lodge of Louisiana adopted the following resolution in the hope of portraying a better image of Freemasonry to the public: WHEREAS,

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television program which would consist of a panel discussion of the history, heritage, principles and philanthropies of Freemasonry; WHEREAS, the panel could be composed of well informed Masons who could present a true and accurate picture of the Order to all citizens of Louisiana and would serve to clarify many misconceptions which presently exist in the minds of certain individuals; WHEREAS, THE ENTIRE COST of said program would be nominal, ownership of said tape being transferred to the Grand Lodge of Louisiana for the sum of $300; WHEREAS, the tape would be available for use by each TV station in the State of Louisiana and would probably be presented by these stations without charge or expense as a public service; . WHEREAS, SUCH A PROGRAM WOULD RESULT IN GREATER UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECT for the Order of Freemasonry; therefore be it Resolved, That the Grand Lodge of Louisiana approve and sponsor such television program and appropriate the sum of $300 for the expense of formulating the program; and be it further Resolved, That selection of the participants on the panel and all details of said program be handled by the Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education. The Committee on Education also presented as its report a proposed pamphlet to be available to all lodges in the State. The introduction was prepared by the Grand Master, and is reproduced here, together with the index of titles. It seems to me that the foundation stone for Masonic growth for any individual Mason Or Masonic Lodge should be a good program of Masonic Education. By Masonic Education I mean a thorough understanding and appreciation of Masonic history and heritage, philosophic teachings, and ritualistic work. With this in mind, I have asked the Committee on Masonic Education and our two Grand Lecturers to prepare a Masonic Education Program suitable for presentation at this Grand Lodge Session. We recognize that this prepared program is not a complete program of Masonic Education. However, plans have been made to add to this information as the committee works in the years ahead. 'We have in mind a continuous long range program. It is our desire to give the Lodges here assembled some suggestions that might be helpful to them when they return home to develop a program to meet the needs of each individual Lodge.

REMARKS. . . . . Howard M. Sigler, G.M. INTRODUCTION E. R. Minchew, Chm. MASONIC HERITAGE P. O. McLaughlin MASONIC PHILOSOPHY? PROGRAMS IN LODGES Morris Shapiro REDEDICATION AND REOBLIGATION CEREMONy J. B. Sharp A MOTHERS DAY PROGRAM C. W. Belcher EXAMINATION OF VISITORS J. B. Sharp RECEPTION OF GRAND MASTER AND GRAND OFFICERS. .. S. A. Evans MASONIC MANNERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. J. B. Sharp

EGYPT ISRAEL: An editorial in the official publication of the Grand Lodge of Israel protests the recognition of the Grand Lodge of Egypt: WHO RECOGNIZES EGYPT? In May 1965 our journal republished an essay on Freemasonry which had appeared in the organ of the Egyptian Army. It attracted much attention in the


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Masonic world, was reprinted either in whole or in part in many Masonic organs and was distributed by the United States Masonic Service Association. Yet in spite of the clarity of its contents, which made comment entirely unnecessary, we are left with the impression that the logical conclusions have not been drawn. Among the many letters we received from Grand Lodges throughout the world, there were quite a number which informed us that the matter had been referred to the attention of the "Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Egypt" of their own Grand Lodge. This is more than surprising. There is no Grand Lodge of Egypt, how can it have any Representatives? How can there be any Representatives for a Grand Lodge which has been closed down and has ceased to be operative by order of the person ruling the country where it formerly functioned? We, the Freemasons in the State of Israel, like the other residents of the country, simply cannot comprehend the naivete or possibly short-sightedness of the rulers of the free countries who maintain contact with the rulers of Egypt. 'Whatever is true of them, is even more true of those who head the Order of Freemasonry. Egypt is involved in close ties which, one feels, they would find very difficult to break, with the Communists headed by U.S.S.R. These are ties of friendship and mutual understanding. Yet the Power which encourages the rulers of Egypt and constantly stengthens their position, preventing the collapse of their dictatorial regime, is the State Department of the United States Government, whose main purpose for many years has now been the containment of Communism throughout the world. Nasser openly threatens a War of Extermination against the State of Israel and its inhabitant<;, and is openly assisted by Nazi experts in genocide and the exacerbation of race hatred-yet the Democratic world blithely ignores all facts of this kind. Like his Communist partners, Nasser prohibits the existence of Freemasonry in his country and closes whatever Lodges there may be. Yet who maintain contact with the non-existent "Grand Lodge"? Who appoint "Grand Representatives"? Who send large groups of tourists to Egypt? Why, Grand Lodges of Freemasons, Shriners and so forth from the United States who at home fight against Communists and Dictators, yet enrich them abroad and maintain relations with Egypt and her satellites. Here is a paradox which seems to be beyond comprehension. Nasser sustains himself by animosity and slaughter, by incitement and warfare. Instead of taking steps to improve the condition of those inhabiting his country, instead of preventing famine and starvation, he does his best to establish dominion over other countries with blood and fire, and engages in military adventures. He stockpiles vast amounts of weapons for a war of extermination, with the active assistance of the Communists. Do the countries of the West really believe, in their innocence, that they keep Nasser away from the Communists by submitting to his pressure? Arc they not yet prepared to learn to recognize the sly cunning of this Dictator who openly laughs at them? Has not the time come to take a stand beside the Democratic and peace-loving State of Israel, in deeds no less than words, against the plots and war threats of Nasser, who employs Nazi and Communists alike in order to achieve his ambitions? Do the countries of the West once more wait for the development of another holocaust which this time would sweep away not only Jews but countless millions of tranquil innocents? Once again we warn the leaders of the Western lands, and particularly the leaders of the Freemasons wherever they may be: Do not treat this matter with indifference, and do not stand aside! It is world peace which is being endangered by this ruthless and reckless Dictator, who is prepared to use any means to achieve his ends. Take a close look at this fear that the Communists may gain control of him. They control him already. Only by ceasing to support him and openly ranging ourselves beside those who aim at peace and liberty will it be possible to make an end of this peril, which menaces the Middle East and the World as a whole no less. An open, clear and unequivocal stand by the Order of Freemasons towards this


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Dictator, who openly persecutes Freemasonry, will in no small measure aid in weakening the animosity and rancour which poison our entire reigon, and help to bring them to nothing. The Freemasons of the world are called upon to avoid all contact with Egypt, both as Freemasons and as citizens of the lands in which they dwell.

ELECTIONEERING LOUISIANA: The Grand Lodge of Louisiana had before it a resolution pertaining to electioneering for office in behalf of candidates for Grand Lodge office. Apparently the facts were not clear, and the Grand Lodge wisely refrained from taking affirmative action: We, your Committee on Masonic Law and Jurisprudence, to whom was referred Resolution No.3, pertaining to caucuses of the supporters of some candidate for office in the Grand Lodge, beg leave to report: In the judgment of your committee, this resolution does not point out any activity that comes within any accepted definition of the term "electioneering." It undertakes to cover by the term activities of individual Masons that do not come within the purview of Grand Lodge authority. This Grand Lodge cannot presume to prohibit individual Masons from discussing among themselves the merits of prospective officers in the local Lodge or the Grand Lodge. Your Committee recommends that the Grand Lodge not approve Resolution No.3. After considerable discussion the Report of the Committee WAS ADOPTED and Resolution No.3 WAS NOT ADOPTED.

EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION NORTH CAROLINA: An interesting case concerning the residence of an E.A. of North Carolina in a town in Pennsylvania. Because of the inflexible laws of both jurisdictions on certain points of interest in such a case, the candidate, if such he can be called, may be put to some additional effort to become a Mason. There follows the opinion of the Grand Master of North Carolina. Brother George Miller Tomlins received the Entered Apprentice degree in our Phalanx Lodge No. 31 on May 12, 1953 and before he could be advanced, illness in his family forced him to move back to Pennsylvania in August, 1953. The Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania inquired of our Grand Secretary if our Grand Lodge would object to Brother Tomlins' presenting a petition to a Pennsylvania Lodge for all three degrees. Our Grand Secretary advised the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania that by conferring the degree of Entered Apprentice upon Brother Tomlins, Phalanx Lodge No. 31 had acquired exclusive jurisdiction to advance him and retains it for all time (Reg. 47-13). Our Grand Secretary forwarded me copies of the correspondence in the matter and requested my advice thereon. I advised our Grand Secretary that he had correctly advised the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, and that under our law Phalanx Lodge has and will retain jurisdiction over their Entered Apprentice George Miller Tomlins until he dies or until such time as he may be Passed and Raised after which he may affiliate with any Lodge desiring to take him. I would like to advise the Craft, however, that our Grand Secretary, in his communication with the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, advised him that "It appears to us that since your lodge is in McKeesport and is


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located not very far away from both West Virginia and Ohio lodges, that Brother Tomlins could find someone in his home town to teach him the catechism, which is permissible as far as we are concerned, and then take the remaining degrees in a lodge in one of those nearby towns of his own choice. We will be very glad to go along with him in requesting someone to do the coaching and some lodge to confer the degrees, if you will so advise us. We wish our law permitted doing otherwise, as you have suggested, and we are sorry not to be able to oblige."

nNANCIAL INDIANA: The Grand Lodge of Indiana increased its fees for the degrees from $30.00 to $45.00. The old amount had been the minimum fee for the past twenty-one years. MISSISSIPPI: The financial condition of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi probably is little different from that in many other jurisdictions. The following reported facts, and proposed resolution for increased revenue are given for whatever informational value they may contain: Per capita dues for the support of Grand Lodge obligations during the past several years have been as follows: 1924 1926 1929 1932 to date

$2.00 2.25 2.75 2.50

These fees for degrees have been applicable since 1920: 1920 1928 1933 1936 1941

to 1928

to 1933 to 1936

to 1941 to date

$10.50 16.50 no fees 10.00 12.50

In 1954 this Grand Lodge had 1,619 exempt members. On August 31, 1964 the number of exempt members had increased to 2,666. Since August 31 248 additional applications for exemption have been approved and twenty-five more have now been received by the Grand Secretary for action. This presents a problem for the future finances of this Grand Lodge which we believe should be met before the situation becomes acute. We are therefore submitting this resolution for your consideration. RESOLUTION WHEREAS, The financial needs of the Grand Lodge are increasing in line with increased costs to individuals and other institutions; and, WHEREAS, This Grand Lodge is facing decreases in dues paying members brought about by both a loss in membership and a great and continually increasing number of exemptions; therefore, be it Resolved, That the per capita assessment levied on the non-exempt members of the subordinate Lodges be increased from $2.50 to $3.00 per annum, the increase to be distributed twenty-five cents to the General Fund and twenty-five cents to the Building Fund of the Masonic Home. This increase is to be effective beginning with the next fiscal year; and be it further Resolved, That the mileage allowance for representatives of subordinate Lodges to the Grand Lodge, the mileage allowance of officers, committee members and Past Grand Masters, both actual and honorary, be increased to ten cents per mile


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one way for actual miles traveled from the home of each such person to the site of the Grand Lodge Annual Communication, effective at the 1966 Annual Communication, provided that no mileage allowance shall be paid beyond the point of entry into the State of Mississippi.

One reason for the problem in Mississippi appears to be its law exempting members from the payment of dues under the newly adopted law appearing below: Sec. 53-Rules pertaining to exemption-A Master Mason whose membership aggregates twenty-one (21) years, and who is over the age of seventy (70) years, shall upon his application therefore, be exempt by his Lodge from dues to the Lodge and Grand Lodge when any Lodge shall so exempt its members, a certificate of the fact shall be furnished by the Grand Lodge, attested by the Grand Secretary, and be by him made a matter of record, and no credit for exemption shall be allowed Lodges except where certificates have been registered and attested by the Grand Secretary.

VERMONT: The following was adopted by the Grand Lodge of Vermont on the recommendation of the Finance Committee: We recommend that the Grand Treasurer, with the approval of the Grand Master, have authority to exceed budget items provided unexpended balances in equal amounts are available in other budgeted items.

This has been common practice of several groups, but a careful audit sometimes shows that the practice is not always for the best interest of the fraternity. In the matter of budgeting items at the beginning of the year, certain items sure to be unused can be placed purposefully high.

FRATERNAL FERMENT The February 21, 1966, issue of the National Observer contained a fullpage spread by Gerald George, entitled, "Fraternally yours, in Ferment." In it he describes certain orders and sets forth the presen t posi tion in society of each according to the infonnation available to him. It was a very frank and honest assessment of fraternal orders from the writer's point of view. The author of this work in the National Observer endeavors to show how the old orders are trying to gain new vigor. He leads into his article with the following: An observer of the social scene in America today might well suppose that among the great anachronisms of the age are the fraternal organizations-those ritualistic, male-oriented, semi-secret, self-contained societies that had their heyday decades ago. They are, largely. But a most interesting thing has been quietly going on among these groups in recent years: Here and there, around the country, some fraternal lodges are prospering mightily. And they seem to be achieving this success chiefly to the degree that they are ceasing to be, in the old sense, fraternal, beneficial, ritualistic, male-oriented, semi-secret, and self-contained. A lingering look into the working of the various orders and lodges around the country discloses, among other things, that many are turning into middle-class country clubs, replete with luxurious bars, swimming pools, and top-flight entertainment. Many, in effect, have become family fraternities rather than places for men only. There is a discernible dc-emphasis on ritual and regalia, and a growing emphasis in many places on participation in civic affairs, along wth a continuing interest in doing good works. Some orders are shedding their long-time reluctance


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to publicize their work and have instituted vigorous public-relations programs to lure new members. Changes in American life are dictating the changes in the fraternal organizations. These groups-the Masons, Elks, Moose, Eagles, Odd Fellows, to name just a few -developed and thrived in an era when most Americans lived in rural areas and tended to be more firmly rooted in the community, more self sufficient in fulfilling their social, economic, and political needs. In that context, the fraternal organizations played a role that may seem quaint in retrospect but was quite useful. Their clubhouses were places where ordinary men living ordinary lives sought and could achieve extraordinary status. Combining a dedication to God and country-and, let it be said, a snobbishness toward those who seemed to be less fervently involved -members took care of each other (through private insurance programs, mostly) and they performed good works caring for their sick, relieving the distressed, and burying the dead. But the emergency of a more mobile, affluent, sophisticated society was not kind to fraternal organizations as a whole. Private insurance and government programs have largely eroded the organizations' original welfare purposes. In the competition for people's time and attention, the societies have lost to television and other social pursuits. Even more important than the consequent decline in active membership was the unsettling thought among the various brothers that fraternal organizations had outlived their usefulness.

He quotes the labors of the Conference of Grand Secretaries and Conference of Grand Masters, which met in Washington, D. C., in February by saying: The doubts by no means have been dissipated. This week, for example, the Grand Masters and Secretaries of Masonic lodges all over North America are gathering in Washington, D. C., for their annual series of conferences. Though it is on no formal agenda, the issue that concerns the Masons, as well as all other fraternal orders today, is the question of survival. For them, there is no clear-cut answer because, paradoxically. some lodges are doing cxtremely well while others-cven in the same order-are literally dying on their feet.

The reporter discusses other societies and fraternal groups with equal fairness, and comments on the "togetherness" of modern fraternities; It's true across the nation. Where lodges are booming, they have transformed themselves into middle-class country clubs-places where a man and his wife can go for golf, a swim, or a community-improvement campaign. And where they then can get a good drink-and enjoy it with the good conscience of knowing that the organization providing it, unlike the neighborhood tavern, also is providing for orphans, caring for the aged, and rehabilitating crippled children. There are many reasons why men say they join fraternal organizations. For some, it is hardly more than gaining entree to a place that serves liquor in an otherwise dry area. Or a place to chum and rub shoulders with "important" business or professional people. It can be, and often is, the place where men go primarily to join with others in performing good deeds. Dr. David Sills, editor of the International Encyclopedia Of the Social Sciences, believes the reasons generally are more complex. What motivates Americans to join fratcrnal organizations, he suggests, may be "the greatest unanalyzed abstraction in America."

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orders insist on a belief in God, though it is not usually necessary to define that belief. Historically, Masons have mainly attracted white Anglo-Saxons, and Roman Catholics have been forbidden by their church to join the Masons. NonCaucasians are specifically banned today from membership in the Eagles, Odd Fel路 lows, Moose, and Elks, but not in the Masons. The Knights of Pythias bar "saloon keepers." Outlaws, anarchists, or "improvident family men" also are barred by different groups. Despite the restrictions and regulations, stated or implied, significant numbers of Americans are members of the various orders. The Fraternal Order of Eagles fell from a 1948 membership of more than 1,000,000 to around 750,000 in some postwar years. But they report '850,000 regular members now, and Robert Maxson, grand secretary of the Eagles' Grand Aerie, insists they have a "slightly upward trend." The Knights of Columbus have enjoyed such a trend for a couple of decades; they report more than 1,000,000 members today. But the various Masonic bodies, though their last count totaled 4,005,558, have had static or declining membership totals for the past five years or so. And the Independent Order of Odd Fellows-who could boast more than 2,000,000 members in the 1920s, when the Elks or Eagles had as few as 600,000-now report 1,253,622, counting their youth and women's groups. Their lodges overseas are growing, but here they recently reported a decrease even in the number of "brothers buried." The Knights of Pythias, also once a giant of the fraternal world, today number approximately 200,000. And such lesser-known fraternities as the Improved Order of Red Men, once nearly a half-million strong, today have few more than 84,000 members. Next the question is posed, "Why these divergences?" There follows an examination of certain major fraternal orders: There are few fraternal organizations that don't have humanitarian programs of some sort. But groups such as the Masons and Odd :Fellows officially have disdained anything so unbecoming, to them, as seeking publicity. No such sentiments have inhibited the Moose. Certain Masonic bodies even prohibit their members from asking people to join -you ask to become a Mason. The Moose approach to its members, on the other hand, as related in a recent issue of Moose Magazine, is "don't get caught short without an application blank." And the Moose member who hesitates about publicity is reminded in a Moose civic-affairs pamphlet that there is "Biblical authority for not hiding your light under a bushel." The Masons, too, seem to be deciding that a light that's left too long under a bushel may eventually go out. A recent issue of a Masonic publication, New Age, cites "a need for furthering an understanding of Masonry by our members and the profane world." And a national Masonic official allows that, despite the official disinclination to proselytize for new members, "sometimes our material docs manage to get into the hands of potential members." Orders such as Masons, however, are particularly choosy about whom they accept. Their screening committees take pains to avoid "gamblers, philanderers, and crooks," as one official puts it. Moreover, "it costs money to be a Mason," according to Dr. James D. Carter, historian and librarian for the Supreme Council, 33 Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, which embraces all but fifteen Northeastern states. Don't people have more cash in the Great Society era? No, he thinks, because with Great Society-type governments leading the way, everyone is in debt from a credit system that encourages buying everything on time. At least the "hard-core Masons" of the Southern Jurisdiction, to use Dr. Carter's phrase, seem generally to be more concerned about the decline of the nation from 0

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the principles of such men as Washington and Franklin, good Masons both, than about any decline in Freemasonry itself. The guiding light of many Masons today appears to be Brother j. Edgar Hoover, 33째, G.C. (Grand Cross of Honor), known elsewhere principally as director of the FBI. Dr. Carter believes it may be just as well "to weed out some that aren't really practicing Masons anyway." But he notes also that, in some places, Masons have fought membership declines by putting a moratorium on the use of suspensions for punishment. Freemasonry, however, is still vigorous. A Masonic Service Association catalog of "Masonic Homes, Orphanages, Hospitals, Infirmaries, Sanitariums, and Charity Foundations" runs for 61 pages. Dr. Carter says the Masons have "more liquid assets than any corporation in the United States" except large financial houses and insurance companies. And a Masonic flag went up even into space last year, taken there by Brother L. Gordon Cooper, 33째, in his Gemini flight. The Masons still are called upon often to conduct cornerstone ceremonies for new public schools in Nebraska. Freemasonry is reported "very healthy" in states such as South Carolina. But you also find Masons such as South Carolinian R. F. Neidhardt, who says: "Masonry does not quite carry the prestige it once did. In my father's time, a person who was a Mason was somebody." Fraternal orders continue, however, to be a means of social stratification by which people can recognize and take their individual places in the great scheme of things. In the Scottish Rite, it costs at least $150 to take most degrees, and so Masons in many places still enjoy the prestige of being people who can afford it. A Moose official frankly acknowledges, "We are middle class."

Membership age enters the picture. For many it comes at a later time that was the custom of half century ago. Also, there is the race barrier to consider. Some admit only those of a certain race, and not necessarily "white only." An important change, however, is that most of the orders find that young men who might once have joined at age twenty-one now don't come in until they arc thirty or so. This is because more are going to college and most have service obligations; they don't settle down with a family in a community as early as they once did. Dr. Carter says the median age of Masons is "receding"-meaning it's going up. Mr. DeVilbiss says this is not so with the Elks, but he watches that statistic closely: "If the median age goes continually up, we're going to be dead," he says. Recently it has been relatively constant. But one change that might be expected, in a time when civil-rights movements are so dramatic, isn't taking place. However anxious fraternal orders may be for new members, none of the major ones has opened its doors full force to embrace the Negro. True, at least two national fraternal bodies have quiet movements under way to remove long-standing statutory prohibitions on "non-Caucasian" membership. But this will only expunge segregation from their books, not from their practices. For the blackball system is remaining in effect-most lodges reject an applicant if there are three or even fewer votes against him-and this is generally done by secret ballot. This may have something to do with reports that some fraternal orders find the South their biggest area of new growth. In Fort Worth there was a notable boost in Elks Club membership after the city's public swimming pools were ordered integrated. But national fraternal leaders believe that the South's recent influx of Northerners with lodge backgrounds and leadership capabilities is a much more significant explanation for the growth there. Moreover, some leaders of the many Negro lodges that have patterned themselves upon and even usurped the names of some white-only fraternities have expressed fear of losing their positions and the identities of their groups if integra-


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tion comes. But they seem in little danger. Says Dr. Carter of the Masons, "We told the representatives of Prince Hall [A Negro order patterned on the Masons] that we don't desire to see them lose their organization." Says Mr. DeVilbiss of the Elks: "America will be in sad shape when Negroes, or Chinese, or newspapermen who part their hair in the middle, can't have their own organizations." Partly because whites are leaving urban core areas to Negroes in many places, some lodges find themselves in straits in urban locations where fraternal orders never have been strongest anyway. However, some of the city losses are being restored in suburban lodges. Thus there are geographical variations within the general patterns. For even where things seem toughest for the lodges today, occasional bursts of light may appear.

FREE WILL AND ACCORD In recent years we have heard much discussion about the time honored method of seeking admission to Freemasonry. A few bold ones dare to ask when the lodges will be permitted to invite carefully selected citizens to become candidates for the mysteries. This in turn causes most officers and we include grand officers in this category, to look wonderingly at one another. We were very much interested in the splendid address before the quarterly communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania by the Honorable Brother Clyde S. Shumaker, a distinguished jurist from the western regions of that jurisdiction. His subject dealt with, "A Masonic Sense of Appreciation." In it he touched upon the matter of inviting worthy men to become Freemasons. He told a story of a man whose nearest male relatives were all active in a certain lodge. The man had never expressed a desire to become a Freemason, and consequently his near relations had never broached the subject to him. In time he became almost offended, and one day made known his feeling to Judge Shumaker. Brother Shumaker stated that he was proud to report that this man was now a member in good standing in his lodge, and that his father and several brothers had been known to ask why he had not joined their lodge. Then, said the judge: My brazen but feverent wish for the success of our fraternity and the growth thereof is that we either publicize and make known to the non-Mason males the method of admission to our order or we suspend the rules and regulations and permit Masonic Lodges to contact desirable potentials and offer the possibility of membership. It appears to your speaker a bit inconsistent, that our present rules exist when, in all of the many organizations in which membership in our order and fraternity are prereqUisites to membership, solicitation and salesmanship in all of its facets and forms are permitted without limitations. It takes great nerve to make this statement at a Grand Lodge meeting or Communication and I sincerely trust that you will forgive me for it. A judge is defined as a pillar of brass by day and a pillar of gas by night and I am here displaying more brass than gas on this delicate and controversial subject. I hope you live long enough, all of you, to forgive me but I have long sought this opportunity of expression of my innermost feelings. Under our present procedure, as you all so well know, one who seeks and asks for an application for membership in one of our lodges must then seek out and search for two members of the lodge, and he knows nothing of the membership, who will sponsor and vouch for him. Once his application and check are submitted to the secretary the Master of the lodge appoints a committee of three to investigate the character and the past and the reputation of the applicant. Only upon


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favorable action on the part of the committee, the ballot box is prepared and presented to the officers of the lodge who separately and secretly vote. Thereafter the ballot box is placed upon the altar and the membership is entitled to vote and does. Only one blackball, we as members know, is fatal to the applicant.

GARDEN SOUTH DAKOTA: Grand Secretary Rowe of South Dakota advises how to plant a Masonic garden: Plant four rows of peas Personality, Perseverance, Promptness and Preparation. Plant four rows of squash Squash gossip, Squash indifference, Squash criticism and Squash negative thinking. Plant four rows of lettuce Let us obey the rules and regulations, Let us be true to our obligations, Let us be faithful to our duty and Let us love one another. Plant four rows of turnips Turn up for Lodge meetings, Turn up with a friendly smile, Turn up with new ideas and Turn up with determination. Cultivate well, perspire a little and reap the benefits of an outstanding Lodge.

GOVERNORS AND MASONRY FLORIDA: The Governor of Florida, the Honorable Haydon Burns, accepted with enthusiasm the appointment as Grand Orator of his Grand Lodge: I made a special trip from Orlando and flew in last night in order to be present today, because to me this is a most important occasion. This actually marks the seventeenth year that I have been privileged to welcome the Grand Lodge. You were in session just a week after I first took office as Mayor of Jacksonville, and so I jumped a year ahead of you; but I like it much better in the role that I am now in. I also am honored, flattered, most pleased and delighted that our Grand Master elect has asked me to serve as Grand Orator for the Grand Lodge for next year. It is the greatest privilege that has been extended to me in service of Masonry, and I shall certainly make every effort to fulfill the post to the best of my ability. (Applause.) ILLINOIS: Governor Otto Kerner of the State of Illinois, served as Grand Orator of his Grand Lodge, and gave a most inspiring address to the assembled brethren at the annual communication. NORTH CAROLINA: The Honorable Daniel Killian Moore, Governor of the State of North Carolina, was duly installed as Grand Orator of his Grand Lodge in a public ceremony held at the conclusion of the annual communication.


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GRANDE LOGE DE FRANCE Because of failure to meet certain requirements of regular Masonic propriety necessary for recognition, many Grand Lodges have not recognized, or have withdrawn recognition, from the Grand Lodge of France. ALABAMA: The Grand Lodge of Alabama has withdrawn recognition of the Grand Loge de France, by decree of the Grand Master.

GRAND REPESENTATIVES There are many sides to the question of Grand Representative. Whose appointee is he? Whose duty is to terminate that appointment? Should it be done by the whim of the jurisdiction in which he resides, or by the one that appointed him? Should the office be a political football to be kicked around at will? Is there any actual need for such an office? These and many other questions present themselves when we start looking carefully at the office of grand representative. MONTANA: The Grand Lodge of Montana heard quite a discussion on the subject, and in the end referred to for further study and continuation at the next annual communication: James T. Harrison, P.G.M.: This Grand Lodge approved the report of the Committee on the Grand Representative system and it has been referred to the Jurisprudence Committee. With reference to the report, as stated in it we have no regulations of record relative to their appointment and the usual procedure is that the Grand Master of the foreign jurisdiction requests our Grand Master to recommend to him a person for such appointment and after that is done the foreign Grand Master appoints the person recommendeq. This Grand Representative is then the representative of the foreign jurisdiction to ours. The committee report recommends that we establish certain conditions to be required of such representatives insofar as attendance at our Grand Lodge communication with the Grand Jurisdiction which he represents; that written report of communications exchanged be given; that his term be three years and if he fails to follow the conditions of his appointment, his appointment shall terminate. We can easily understand such conditions being imposed by the appointing Grand Master or that Grand Lodge, but do we really want to tell them what conditions must be followed by their appointee? Even if we impose all these conditions, we have no way of enforcing any of them other than refusing to recognize as such the Grand Representative of a foreign jurisdiction. Do we want to go that far? In fact, with no provisions in our Code as at present, our Grand Master can do everything now by request of the foreign jurisdiction which the committee proposes to put in writing as our law. Your Jurisprudence Committee is perfectly willing to implement the report of the committee, which would require a new section in the Standing Resolutions. However, before we bring back to this Grand Lodge a formal report we felt we should lay the problem before you again so that all would be aware of these facts. vVe merely desire your expression on the point of whether our Grand Lodge desires to try to tell other Grand Lodges how they shall operate in this area. I hope we have stressed the point that we are talking about representatives of other Grand Lodges--not ours. We don't appoint these men and to attempt to tell other Grand Lodges how they shall do it and what their men shall do, etc., I wonder if you actually want to go that far? Since no member of the Jurisprudence Committee was in Grand Lodge at the time the action was taken on this committee report, there is nothing we can do other than bring it back before you.


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William A. Thaanum (80): Perhaps our distinguished Chief Justice is not entirely familiar with the handling of Grand Representatives. There are many jurisdictions who have requirements for the Grand Representatives who are appointed entirely on the recommendation of their Grand Master and they have requirements which must be met or the appointment is terminated and the Grand Master reappoints someone else in their place. It is my understanding that this committee has the intention of adopting something that will require the appointed representatives of foreign jurisdictions to at least function. There are many who have not attended Grand Lodge for years; there are many who have no contacts with the Grand Jurisdiction they represent for years. What purpose is there in having them continue to serve in this position. When all is said and done, the intention is for Grand Representatives to create a liaison between the Grand Jurisdictions. If that is not attended to, then there is no reason to have a Grand Representative. I think that the intention of the committee was to bring before this Grand Lodge something which would create a greater interest on the part of your Grand Representatives and would require them at least to put some effort in fulfilling the duties wit.h which they are entrusted. Dale T. Snavely (32), Chairman of the Special Committee: It was not the intention of the committee to at.t.empt to dictate to any Grand Lodge what their duties should be or to interfere in any way with the authority of any Grand Lodge. T, therefore, move that the action taken on this report of the committee yesterday be reconsidered. This motion was seconded and it carried.

GRAND SECRETARY-TREASURER SOUTH DAKOTA: The Grand Lodge of South Dakota amended its constitution to make the offices of Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary into one. Instead of .two offices, it is now listed as Grand Treasurer-Secretary. However, the back cover of the proceedings list the officer as Grand SecretaryTreasurer, but we believe the amendment appearing within to be correct.

GRAVE MARKERS OKLAHOMA: The Grand Lodge of Oklahoma, like many other Grand Lodges, awakened to the fact that not all of the graves of its Past Grand Masters were properly cared for. Not only did some of them lack appropriate markers, but in some instances there was doubt as to the exact location of some. To correct this condition the following was adopted: WHEREAS, It has come to the attention of the Grand Lodge that there are several graves of Past Grand Masters that do not have markers that would identify them with Masonry and to that high office which they had attained; and WHEREAS, It has ever been the custom of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of Oklahoma to hold the memory of its Past Grand Masters in high esteem and in order that we may show our love and veneration for them and that their last resting place might be known to all; therefore be it Resolved, That the Grand Master shall appoint a committee of three members of Grand Lodge for a term of one, two, and three years respectively. This committee shall consult with the family of descendents of the deceased Past Grand Masters and with their permission, place at the head of the grave, a bronze plaque or a suitable marker that would identify this Past Grand Master with Masonry, and designate his Masonic title or rank. One member shall be appointed each year by the incoming Grand Master to


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serve for a period of three years. The Grand Master shall fill all vacancies; the member of the committee serving his last year shall be the chairman.

GREECE ILLINOIS: The Grand Lodge of Illinois was honored by the presence of Most Worshipful Brother A. P. Tzazopoulis, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Greece. A portion of Brother Tzazopoulis' address to the Grand Lodge follows, together with remarks by the present Grand Master of Illinois, M.W. Brother Myron K. Lingle: The Grand Lodge of Greece, in expression of its deep regard and affection toward American Freemasonry has presented to the Grand Lodge of the State of New York a true copy of a relief from Eleusis Temple, eight by five in size, representing the initiation of Triptopolemus to the mysteries of the Goddess Demeter and her daughter, Persephone. Triptopolcmus later became the founder of the Eleusinian Mysteries and he also taught the cultivation of wheat and spread this knowledge as a basis for the civilization of the breed of man. I would give unnecessary length to my address, if I were to mention in full the difficulties which the Grand Lodge of Greece has had to face since the commencement of the Second World War in carrying out its work. I will confinc myself in assuring you that the Grand Lodge of Greece is fully aware of the part which it is called upon to play in this historical corner of the world; a part which is becoming particularly delicate considering the fact that we are the only Masonic power in operation in the Balkan Peninsula, amidst totalitarian states. Our Grand Lodge holds the Masonic standard firmly high and struggles unceasingly amongst all kinds of difficulties to strengthen the Masonic ideals for freedom and the welfare of man, for those rights of man that the Declaration of Independence of the American Colonies proclaimed as having been given by God and were therefore inalienable. I would like finally to tell you, Most Worshipful Grand Master and you my Most Beloved Brethren, and to all American Brethren, that when ever you are in Greece, make it a point to come and visit us. Perhaps, to some of you who have already done so, our Masonic Hall has not left good memories. At this moment it is being torn down and a new modern building is to be constructed. Tremendous efforts are being made to bring this task to a conclusion. May the Great Architect of the Universe help us accomplish our effort, when one of our aspirations will be to cause you to visit us frequently. We look forward to your visiting 11S, to your visiting the land where ideals first appeared, where the spiritual and artistic attainments of our forefathers laid the base of human civilization and which still to this day, 2,500 years after, continue to illuminate mankind and will do so for the ages to come. Thank you, Brothf'r Clarence Schwarz, Most WorshipfUl Grand Mastcr, for the privilege of addrcssing this splendid gathering of brethren and for the warmth of your welcome and gracious hospitality. REMARKS BY MYRON K. LINGLE

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there have been attempting to restore that Masonic building for these many years. Some of the temples that they have been able to restore have again, in turn, been seriously again destroyed by earthquakes and now the Temple that had stood in Athens has been demolished in order to make way for a new edifice and the Brethren of Greece have raised (in our denomination) approximately $100,000, which is a great amount of money in Greek currency and they need now another $100,000 in our terms in order to do this great job of rebuilding this Temple, which they hope to be a center of interest to Masons from all over the world.

lDSTORICAL ARKANSAS: The Grand Lodge of Arkansas erected a marker on the site of the former "'Masonic Orphans Home and School," located on what is now a part of the Campus of Arkansas College at Batesville. The report of the ceremony has historical significance for several reasons: The need for a Masonic Orphans Home and School was apparent as early as 1904. The records show that in that year Brother Fay Hempstead, Grand Secretary, read an edict to the M.W. Grand Lodge, which was adopted by the Grand Lodge in 1905. A committee had completed a survey which revealed the need of the home before the reading of the edict. One hundred acres of land were acquired for the purpose, and the Masonic Orphans Home was built at Batesville and dedicated in 1909. The site, on t.he east side of Batesville, was a slightly rolling terrain with frontage on what is known as the bluff and it overlooks a beautiful valley of several hundred acres of industrial sites, plants, homes and fal'm land. The Home was built to accommooate 100 children; however, in some years there were as many as 138 children in the home. Having served well its purpose until 1917, when only ten children were housed at t.he home and they were being sent to the Bat.esville schools. The expense of maintaining the home at this time seemed too high to continue the home. Economic conditions of the state had become so much improved that it looked as if there would be no further need for continuing the home. In 1918 the approximate 100 acres of land and three permanent buildings were sold to Arkansas College and are now parts of a beautiful campus taking its place in the fine institutions of higher learning. Dr. Paul McCain, President of Arkansas College, has been most agreeable in permitting the Masons of Arkansas to place a permanent marker on the campus. This will be a constant reminder of the practical work of Masonry for all who see the marker. To Arkansas College and to all who have assisted in placing this marker, we are sincerely grateful.

LOUISIANA: The History Committee of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana reported briefly, but interestingly: History, if it is really history, concerns the matter of recoros. A history book is no better than the sources from which it was derived. Who wrote the records? What did he mean when he wrote them? What do they mean to those who read them? These are questions with which the historian must be concerned, for he deals with the delineation and interpretation of historical data. A prison inmate, writing his autobiography, would likely assert his innocence. On the other hand, dates on tombstones and birth certificates may be, and have been, in error. The historian then is not a writer of fiction or propaganoa. He confines himself to the truth as he sees, and insofar as he is able to determine, the truth. All of this has weight for Masonic history. Records are extremely important, and


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those who keep them are laboring under a heavy responsibility. Accuracy, thoroughness, and clarity must serve as standards for those who would keep good watch over the archives of the fraternity.

HUMOR IDAHO: The Grand Lodge of Idaho enjoyed the visit of the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maine, who contributed to the humor of the occasion by making a presentation: The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Maine, Brother Wallace Campbell, after presenting a "Treasure Chest" of goodies from Maine gave the Grand Lodge of Idaho, three foil wrapped potatoes from Maine (not even first because one was long and slim, one short and fat and one about the size of Idaho canners) in full payment for the sack of potatoes sent to him at his Grand Lodge last May.

KENTUCKY: In the report of the Grand Secretary we note an item of expense listed as "non-recurring" and labeled, "Installation of glass broken by bullet $180." This poses an interesting question. Who was being shot at? OKLAHOMA: Another shooting appeared in the proceedings. The Grand Master of Oklahoma and his wife were traveling by auto to Dallas, Texas, when someone shot a hole in his gas tank. While it must have been an unpleasant experience, the Grand Master reported, "It was quite dangerous."

IRREGULARITIES \,VASHINGTON: The Grand .Master of ''''ashington found it necessary to call attention to Sunday conferring of degrees by Scottish Rite. Grand Master Raymond L. Peel reported: I wrote to ,,y. Brother V. G. Francis, Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Washington, Supreme Council Scottish Rite, that it had come to my attention that Scottish Rite Bodies had performed Degree work on Sunday, November 1, 1964, and as Masons, were in violation of Section 923, Washington Masonic Code. The Grand Lodge of Washington has no desire to project itself into the affairs of Concordant Bodies, other than to ask these Concordant Bodies to make sure members of Symbolic Lodges are not required to perform any act that puts them in violation of our Code, leaving them subject to discipline. With a fine showing of cooperation and understanding W. Brother Francis did direct the offending group as follows: I quote, "It being incumbent for us to comply with Grand Lodge regulations, do feel we were in error in doing any work on Sunday, and ask that you take the necessary steps to avoid a repetition of this action." Having been assured the incident was not intentional I have considered it as closed.

JURISPRUDENCE COLORADO: The Committee on Jurisprudence reported as follows on the case of one accused of un-Masonic conduct for an act committed prior to his becoming a Freemason, and the Grand Lodge adopted the report: Your Committee on Jurisprudence to whom was referred the case of Henry M. Teller Lodge No. 144 vs. W.S.B., by action of the Grand Lodge at the 104th Annual Communication, report that the charge against W.S.B. was for an offense committed before he petitioned the lodge for the degrees of Masonry.


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Pursuant to Section 212 the Book of Constitutions, the lodge could not entertain charges of Un-Masonic Conduct based on such an offense. The decision of the Referee in finding the accused not guilty was correct and should be affirmed and we so recommend.

OREGON: Under the former law of the Grand Lodge of Oregon, a lodge was authorized to charge dues to a suspended member during the time of suspension, and collect the same before he could be reinstated. This condition was finally corrected in the following form: 255-2 Charging dues while dropped from the roll. A Lodge may collect all dues standing against a Master Mason at the time he was dropped from the roll, but shall not charge dues against such Master Mason during the time he stands dropped from the roll. An individual who has been dropped from the roll is no longer a Mason. lIe cannot enjoy the privileges of lodge membership nor can he participate in Lodge activities. To collect dues during the period in which he stands dropped from the roll would be un-Masonic.

VIRGINIA: The Grand Lodge of Virginia adopted a revised procedure of entertaining motions or resolutions: Sec. 1.16. Time for Entertaining Propositions, Resolutions and Motions: Must be in Writing: How and When Presented, How Referred.-No Proposition or Resolution for the amendment or repeal of any existing law or the enactment of a new law shall be entertained unless it shall have been submitted to the Grand Secretary in writing, who shall audibly read or cause it to be audibly read to the Grand Lodge. It shall thereafter be referred, without debate, to a Committee. The proposed legislation shall be reviewed by the Committee, whose duty it shall be to check the language thereof and its possible conflict with other sections of the Methodical Digest. The Committee shall thereafter certify it as to language and form and all other necessary legislation in connection with it, to the Grand Secretary not later than November first next preceding the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, at which it will be considered. The Grand Secretary shall forward a copy of each such certified proposition or resolution to every subordinate Lodge holden under the Grand Lodge, by first class mail, before the first day of Decemher next preceding the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. Except with the unanimous consent of the Grand Lodge no alteration or amendment to an existing law or the enactment of a new law shall be considered at the same Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge at which it is introduced. All other propositions, resolutions or motions, including amendments and substitutes, excepting motions to adopt reports of committees, or motions made during the election of officers, shall also be submitted in writing prior to the third day of the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. The sponsors of all such propositions, resolutions or motion shall arise, state his name, office and Lodge, and audibly read or have it audibly read, leaving a signed copy thereof with the Grand Secretary.

LEADERSHIP ILLINOIS: The newly installed Grand Master, M.W. Brother Myron K. Lingle, spoke at length about the coming year and the hopes he entertained for it. He spoke directly about the necessity of leadership in the following language: The effectiveness of a Grand Master is his disposition to persuade rather than


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his power to enforce. This does not mean that you are free from compulsion-you are still under the compulsion, as we all are, of a burning desire to bestow honor and respect and prosperity on Freemasonry in your own communities. Henry Ford, the originator of the popular-priced auto, insisted that it takes the same kind of thinking and planning to run a $10,000 business that it does to run a $10,000,000 business and I think that this same comparison can be made with the administration of the Grand Lodge and the Lodges of which you Brethren are a part and over which you preside. So I ask that you welcome me as a member of your team so that we may think and plan together. Many of our Lodges have now become just a little allergic of Lodge officers surrounded by just a few Brethren who have nothing else to do but attend lodge and yet, at the same time, there are community leaders in every city and town across Illinois who are Masons and who would be delighted to do something for Masonry but nobody has asked them and each of these leaders, in turn, is sur路 rounded by associates who have a reputation for getting things done. You and I are the leaders of Freemasonry in Illinois and if we are to assume the responsibilities for Freemasonry, then we must invoke in our leadership men who are better qualified than we. \Ne must ask and urge and, yes, we must beg the leaders of our communities to lend their leadership to their Masonic lodges and the leaders in our state to lend their leadership to their Grand Lodge. Now, a good portion of these leaders are workers or members of the York Rite, Scottish Rite and the Shrine and we challenge these Brethren to approach their WorshipfUl Masters with enthusiasm and seek to participate and get themselves personally involved in the day by day working of our Masonic lodge.

PENNSYLVANIA: The Committee on Masonic Culture reported to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania on the subject of Masonic Leadership. While this is only an exerpt from a very comprehensive and excellent report, we believe it is worth quoting here: If Freemasonry is to command respect in a community, the Worshipful Master must be a man who commands respect from all. The \Vorshipful Master is a symbol of Freemasonry, both in his Lodge and in his community. If he is not a man upon whom intelligent people may look with admiration and respect, we need not expect petitions from intelligent men. As a result of surveys, your Grand Lodge Committee is planning to enlarge its program. In addition to enabling our initiates, as well as our members, to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the essentials of Masonic history and philosophy, the truths and principles embodied in its symbolism and their application in the building of character and the development of manhood, it plans to provide courses for the officers of the Lodges which will enable them, when they become Worshipful Master of their Lodge, "to spread the light of Freemasonry among the Brethren of the Lodge, forcibly impress upon them the dignity and importance of Freemasonry, and seriously admonish them never to disgrace it .. , and, by amiable, discreet and virtuous conduct to convince mankind of the excellence of the Institution."

LIBRARY REDUCTION AND RENOVATION NORTH DAKOTA: The Grand Lodge of North Dakota plans to reduce the size of its library, and place it under the direct control of the office of the Grand Secretary. The apparent reasons are many. The Library consists of some 20,000 volumes covering a wide field including literature, history, philosophy, biographies and Masonic works. There is every indication that the Library has been in competent hands through the years, and that great care has been exercised in selecting and accumulating the books it


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contains. It has excellent source material for study and research and is highly regarded by its users. Books are circulated by mail to the patrons and the Library is also open dailyMonday through Friday-as a public library. There is no charge for using the facility, and the general public and Masonic Brethren are served alike. The Grand Secretary is ex officio Grand Lodge Librarian, and there is an operating staff of two full time employees. The annual reports of circulation of books the past several years have shown a disappointingly small patronage. Perhaps this should not be surprising considering the many excellent libraries that are now available throughout the state. Expenses are also an item to be considered: The Special Library Memorial Fund showed income of $612.79 for the accounting period ended April 30, 1964. At that time the Fund balance was shown to be $15,414.57 which amount included unexpended income added to the Fund from time to time. As summarized, then, the gross income from these sources for the period referred to was as follows:

Per Capita Tax Interest on Savings ... Memorial Fund Additions

$12,454.00 257.84 612.79

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$13,415.61

Expenditures listed for the same period were $10,672.70. Thus the expenditures were within the income available leaving an item of $2,742.91 of income over disbursements--a rather narrow margin for a project of the magnitude of the Library. The Grand Lodge is occupying its quarters under an exceptionally favorable arrangement with the Scottish Rite Bodies of Fargo which owns the Masonic Temple. The actual cost per square foot of space leased is less than thirty cents. While our lease will not expire until April 1, 1974, we have been advised to prepare for an earlier termination. Sale of the property or some other contingency could make it necessary to vacate on a comparatively short notice. It becomes important, therefore, to prepare for this eventuality so that we can properly deal with the problem when and if it arises. Comparable quarters elsewhere would command the prevailing rental rate which under present market conditions would be approximately two dollars per square foot. This would increase the cost of the space allocated for library purposes from $1,200 which it is at present, to more than $10,000 per annum. The impact of such an increase would be severe, and it is doubtful that such an increase could be absorbed. The Committee on Policy and General Purposes were given complete authority to make final determination of all matters relating to the library. It is believed that in view of present-day conditions this is best for the fraternity. VERMONT: The Grand Lodge of Vermont adopted the report of its library Committee, which contained a number of suggestions. The report also included a list of questions submitted to the present and past grand officers, together with the answers received: QUESTIONS

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3. If it is put in order, do you think you might use it? 4. Should the Proceedings of other Grand Jurisdictions be kept in our Library for more than five years? 5. Have you any suggests to make about our Library or comments on the Grand Secretary's report on page 66 of the Proceeding for 1964? ANSWERS

"Put the Library in order, publicize it, and make the reading room available." "Make the Library accessible by mail so that those living away from Burlington might send for books or have material looked up and answers to their questions and briefs for their speeches sent to them, postage paid both ways." "Get a dump truck and clean out the junk." "Keep all, but do not index our own Proceedings." "We should have our own Proceedin~s in order for usc."

The report also included recommendations for making the library more useful, which were adopted by Grand Lodge. These included the employment of a capable person to catalog and index the library, bind certain volumes of proceedings and store others. The committee also requested approval for an expenditure of some $6,000, which was available in a library fund, to do the necessary work outlined in the report. It would appear that the Grand Lodge of Vermont will have a very useful and workable library available to its members.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP The act of making life members can be a dangerous practice if not adequately controlled by appropriate legislation. We have known instances where there were so many so-called life members in a lodge that the entire burden of financing the lodge's activities fell upon a comparatively few dues paying brethren. However, there appears to be no valid reason against life membership under certain conditions. ARIZONA: The Grand Lodge of Arizona adopted legislation that should not cause difficulties in the making of life members. However, we hazard the guess that the number of life members will not be great under these rules: A member of a Lodge whose dues are paid for the current year, and who is otherwise in good standing, may purchase a life membership by payment to the Lodge of a single sum, which sum shall, in case the annual dues are $12.00, be not less than the sum listed for the ages as shown in the following paragraph, the minimum amount to be proportionately greater or less, as the dues are greater or less. For the ages 21-49 inclusive $300; 50-59 inclusive $200; 60-69 inclusive $150; 70 and over, $100. The money received by the Lodge for such life membership shall be maintained in the Lodge's life membership account and shall be invested by the Lodge in bonds of the United States, of the State of Arizona, or any political subdivision of the State of Arizona, or in interest-bearing deposits in a reputable bank whose deposits are insured by the "Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation," until membership is terminated. After which the money may be used by the Lodge for any Masonic purpose.


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The interest received on deposits or investments of money from life memberships may be used for any Masonic purpose. A life membership does not exempt the purchaser thereof from such contributions as the Grand Lodge may levy in accordance with Section 32, Paragraph 5, of the Constitu tion.

LODGE OF RESEARCH IDAHO: The Grand Lodge of Idaho chartered a Lodge of Research. We hope the lodge will prove beneficial to the brethren of that jurisdiction as similar lodges have to brethren in other places. This project has been capably handled by Right Worshipful Brother Gifford Shaffer. The plans have been formulated, by-laws approved, dispensation issued through the Grand Master, A.F. & A.M., Idaho Grand Lodge in recess. While this Idaho Lodge of Research, U.D., has been set up in less than eight months, and has just passed a summer recess, there has been progress. A substantial foundation has been laid to build a Lodge of service to this Grand Lodge through its aims and purposes, and will recommend this Grand Lodge to issue a Charter for its operation, as many other Grand Jurisdictions are doing. The dispensation for this new Research Lodge was issued at the Masonic Temple in Boise, Idaho, January 8, 1965.

The charter was accordingly granted later in the sessions of Grand Lodge.

LODGE REQUmEMENTS ARKANSAS: The following was adopted as a portion of the report of the Committee on Charters and Dispensations in the Grand Lodge of Arkansas relating to the committee's feeling of the requirements of a lodge: 1. It should have a suitable place to meet-one that reflects credit upon Freemasonry-one that provides the proper safeguards against intrusion or exposureone that is clean, well lighted, and neatly and adequately furnished. The building should be identified as a Masonic Lodge with some sort of sign on the exterior. 2. It should meet regularly, at least every stated Communication with enough officers and members present to conduct the business of the Lodge and to do whatever work appears. 3. It should be competent to open and close the Lodge and to confer all degrees in a dignified and impressive manner by qualified officers, assuring that the pure principles of Freemasonry will be instilled into the hearts and minds of candidates and members. 4. It should have and merit the respect of the community, and the reputation of the membership should be above reproach. 5. The business of the Lodge should be conducted in a democratic and orderly manner, and the records properly, neatly and safely kept. 6. It should continually make an effort to stimulate interest and enthusiasm, not only in Masonic matters, but also in community affairs. 7. It should be free from political or sectarian discussion and no individual or clique permitted to dominate or run the Lodge. 8. It should be willing to try offenders, visit the sick and bury the deceased. 9. Its financial condition should be such that an adequate reserve fund may be maintained to care for emergencies, future construction, remodeling, refurnishing and replacement of equipment. The dues of the Lodge should be adequate to care for normal operation with a surplus for charitable purposes and social features.


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10. The jurisdiction of the Lodge should be so populated that it will support a stable membership. II. It should be represented at each annual session of the Grand Lodge.

LODGE SIZE PENNSYLVANIA: Much has been said and written about the size of lodges. In general these thoughts center around a smaller lodge, rather than encourage the larger ones. The Grand Master of Pennsylvania made the following report on the subject to his Grand Lodge: New Masonic Lodges in new and expanding communities are really the life blood of Freemasonry. There are many communities in Pennsylvania where the only Masonic Lodge in the area has more than 500 members. Brethren, these communities should look to the advancement of Freemasonry and not selfish interests. I have advocated the formation of a second Lodge in such communities, with both Lodges working in complete harmony. In the past year, I was fortunate to constitute two new Masonic Lodges. They are: June 19, Wilmington Lodge No. 804, to meet in New Wilmington, Pa. December II, Seneca Lodge No. 805, to meet in Kittanning, Pa. This is the second Masonic Lodge in Kittanning. In the next two years, the Grand Lodge should constitute at least ten new Lodges. I know your new Grand Master would welcome this opportunity. SCOTLAND: It is really not at all surprising to find the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland expressing concern about large lodges. In part he said: "One thing which concerns me greatly is the extraordinary small number of Lodges which have been erected and consecrated within Scotland during recent years and I would like at this stage to pay tribute to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire who have been really tackling this problem seriously and during the last four years have erected three new Lodges. I feel that so many of our Lodges with 500 or more members are far too big. I would strongly urge that in a town, say, where we have two large Lodges, we should have four or five smaller ones. There is no doubt that we lose many young men from the Craft because they simply do not have a job of work to do and if we had a sufficient number of smaller Lodges in which every Brother had a reasonable chance of sharing in the work to some extent I think our Scottish Freemasonry would grow stronger. I would like you to give most serious thought to this as I regard it as one of our most urgent problems in Scotland. ONTARIO: M.W. Brother John A. Irvine, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, spoke of the value of Masonic meetings, and followed with a very interesting discourse on the subject of the size of lodges. He also listed items for an overhaul of policy: Years ago, as I see it. a Masonic meeting was a night out, a chance to meet and fraternize with seldom-seen friends. Today, with travel. communication systems, and the pace at which we live being what they are, we must approach our attendance problems from a new angle. Any Master who does not plan his meetings in advance for his entire year is not giving well-considered and constructive leadership to his members. It would be better that he never held office. His meetings should


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be short, friendly, educational and above all, should afford an opportunity for all to enjoy fraternal friendship. All business items, in my opinion, should be discussed in committee and presented in capsule form at the meeting. In this way everyone might offer criticisms and suggestions, but we would not bore the entire attendance with details of little or no significance. Leave that extra time for fraternal and social intercourse. 'Ve must also give thought to the size of our Lodges. In those areas of the world where they insist on small Lodges, say for instance a maximum of 100 members, Masonry flourishes. Any man who becomes a member of a Lodge, should, if he desires and has the ability, have an opportunity to fill an office. It is only a natural thing for a brother to aspire to become Master of his Lodge. But when you have, for instance, a Lodge of some 300 members, he reasons it out as a new member and knows that his chances are only one in 300 that he might be elected Worshipful Master. Consequently, he gets lost in the stream of membership, eventually stays away from Lodge and, in many cases, this man ends up suspended or demitted. At the time of initiation we impress on him the seriousness of his obligations. But it is my contel1lion that we, as officers, owe an obligation to him. Sometimes I feel we are being grossly unfair. I have tried to bring about an overhauling of our by-laws. One cannot 路do this in a dictatorial way in an organization such as ours, or such as we would like to hope that ours might be. We have accomplished a few things in recent years, such as an enlargement of our representation on the Board of General Purposes, the establishment of a Charitable Foundation and the formation of a Public Relations Committee which has functioned so well under the able chairmanship of R. Wor. Brother Wilson. Then, of course, there are a few minor items, but we are a long way from showing the improvement that we should. I would recommend a complete overhaul of our policies: I. Size of our Lodges, perhaps considering closed memberships. 2. Initiation fees-make them high enough to be selective, but not too high. 3. Annual Dues-every Lodge should be self-sustaining without the admission of new members. If not, we put ourselves in the position of indirectly soliciting. 4. Method of entering and retiring from a Lodge-let liS not embarrass any of our senior members. 5. The establishment of definite order of dress for officers of lodges and for Grand Lodge Officers. Let us keep the standards high. 6. A complete survey of all districts in order that we might make their boundaries more in keeping with the times. 7. Proper observance of protocol, on a lodge level, on a District plane and on the Grand Lodge plateau. Not only should these matters be covered in instructions, but some of them by by-laws. Most of all we must, in effecting such a reform, keep our sights high, propagate our Ancient Landmarks, protect our ritual and look ever forward and upward in furthering the interests of our Masonic way of life.

LODGE OF SORROW DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, after some opposition, organized a "Lodge of Sorrow" as shown by a portion of the report of that body: At the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge December 19, 1962, the Grand Master recommended "That a special committee be appointed to study the possibility of forming and chartering a special 'Lodge of Sorrow' or funeral Lodge for the primary purpose of conducting courtesy funerals when requested to do so." This recommendation was approved and the Grand Master, M.W. Charles B. Gilley,


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appointed M.W. Brothers Convass B. Dean, J. August Johnson and William H. Rohrman as the committee. At the Annual Communication December 18, 1963, the Committee submitted a majority report recommending the formation of such a Lodge, Brothers Dean and Johnson signing the report and Brother Rohrman declining to sign. This report was received and referred to the Jurisprudence Committee for study and report at the Semi-Annual Communication in May, 1964, at which time the Committee reported recommending against the formation of such a Lodge on the ground that the Grand Master had ample authority to appoint a Chairman of a Memorial Committee with authority to assemble competent Masons to conduct courtesy funerals. This recommendation was disapproved by the Grand Lodge and the formation of a tentative organization was formed, temporary officers chosen, and necessary rules funeral lodge was authorized. A meeting of interested brethren was held October 31, 1964, at which time a for the operation of the Lodge agreed upon.

At the close of its first year of operation, Memorial Lodge reported in part the following: Memorial Lodge began its operations with the issuance of the dispensation OIl December 16, 1964. During the period to November 29, 1965, the date of its first Annual Communication, it conducted twenty-three courtesy funeral services, of which fifteen were held at funeral homes and eight were graveside services. A list showing the dates on which these services were held, the names of the deceased brethren, and the names and locations of the Lodges of which they were members, is attached hereto. The attendance at these services ranged from twenty to thirtyseven.

MONTANA: The Grand Lodge of Montana adopted new regulations governing the use of Masonic funerals in that jurisdiction: Your Masonic Funeral Committee was appointed one year ago with no particular instructions other than to do something about the funeral service. The monitorial regulations governing funeral services were written in 1904 and what was satisfactory, suitable and acceptable sixty-one years ago is no longer suitable or satisfactory today. In some Grand jurisdictions the Masonic funeral service is a thing of the past. We don't want that to happen here. There has been considerable criticism of the Masonic funeral service by members of the Craft and outsiders as well. Some of the clergy and some funeral directors have criticized it rather severely. With those things in mind and with the thought uppermost in our minds that we want to keep the Masonic service and have a good one, the committee has revised the monitorial regulations completely. We have a revised set of regulations and revised services for consideration of the constituent lodges and Grand Lodge. The revision is too voluminous to read at this time. We have tried to modernize the funeral service, to shorten it, to delete some of the more morbid and depressing passages and to make the service as cheerful and reassuring as we possibly can. One of the changes we have recommended is that funeral processions be dispensed with. We believe a funeral service is more impressive and acceptable if processions are not held. The same thing is true of the display of the Great Lights at the graveside and wearing of the Master's hat. The public at large has little realization of the significance of the Master's hat and we believe that it is just as well not to use it. While we haven't prohibited any of these things, we are recommending that they be not used. The revision makes it possible for a lodge or lodges in concurrent jurisdictions, if they so desire, to organize a funeral lodge which will remain open throughout the year. This will make it possible for the brethren to attend the funeral without


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going through the formality of opening and closing lodge in the lodge room each time. We have emphasized the necessity of cooperation with other agencies, particularly where church services are held in the church or funeral chapel. The big majority of our Masonic services are committal services at the graveside only. Occasionally we have the complete service in the chapel and at the graveside. Sometimes we have only the service at the chapel where the body is to be transferred to some distant point. We have provided services for all these types. We have eliminated the longer lectures and discourse and tried to make the services short. We move that this revised version of the monitorial regulations be duplicated and sent to the constituent lodges as part of a resolution to be considered one year from now. We also move that the committee be allowed reimbursement for necessary expenses not to exceed $300 during the coming year. OREGON: The Grand Lodge of Oregon has had cause to review its regulations relative to funerals for deceased Master Masons during the time of Grand Lodge communications, as well as at times when the master and wardens were not available. To correct its law, and provide for such contingencies the following was adopted: Section 270-8 Conducting of Funerals

When the funeral of a deceased Master Mason is to be held during an Annual or Special Communication of the Grand Lodge, or at a time when the Master or Wardens are not available, the Immediate Surviving Past Master available shall have the power to call a Special Communication for funeral purposes only, open and close Lodge, making a report of Masonic burial ceremonies at the next Stated Communication of such Lodge and the report shall be entered upon its records. In addition to shortening and simplifying the wording of Section 270路8, and changing the Section title, this amendment gives the Immediate Surviving Past Master the power to conduct the funeral of a deceased Brother, not only during Grand Lodge communications, but at any time when the Master or Wardens are not available for the purpose.

MASONIC HOMES CALIFORNIA: California has two Homes-one at Union City for the aged, with a guest list numbering some 340, and the other at Covina for children with some sixty-one guests from thirty-one families. California Masons are justly proud of these two fine establishments, but the home for children is being studied closely as will be shown in the following: For the past several years the report of this Board of Trustees has mentioned that it is giving serious consideration to the acquisition of a new location for our Children's Home, inasmuch as the urbanization of our present location seriously impairs its desirability for our use. It goes without saying, also, that half-century old buildings are not in keeping with modern standards and are of course costly to maintain. While the Board is not yet in a position to make a definitive recommendation, exhaustive studies are being continued in relation to this important problem. Homes located in urban areas present certain problems, which some believe to be offset by specific advantages offered in the same areas. California is giving serious consideration to removing to rural areas with its children. It


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also has been watching Medicare for its aged, and hope to be ready for it when the time arrives. It is interesting to note how the State of California Department of Social 'Welfare requirements have become more and more stringent. For years we have taken care of our senior guests in the Union City Home in a normal manner even after they might, after admission, become dependent upon mechanical aids such as canes, crutches, wheel chairs, etc. Now we arc advised that these people will have to be segregated and a special building or floor of a building be especially equipped to permit their continued residence. This is cited only to acquaint you with the manifold and increasing problems continuing to confront the Board, all of which increase the cost of our already expensive charitable operations. Our next report will undoubtedly outline our method of meeting this latest requirement. \Ve are advised that the Medicare program as administered in California, will be the subject of a special legislative session in October. It is expected that at that time legislation will be adopted outlining the scope of service available to the indigent residents of California. Your Board of Trustees are keeping in close touch with developments as they may apply to our medical and hospital expenses in our Union City home.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A partial report of the Grand Lodge Representatives to the District of Columbia Masonic and Eastern Star Home was as follows: As has no doubt been reported since there has been such a place, the operation of the Masonic and Eastern Star Home in the District of Columbia continues to become more entailed, more complicated-and more expensive. At the end of November 1965 there were 135 guests at the Home, seventy-three of whom were in the infirmary-though several of those were Main Building guests who were in the infirmary temporarily. One guest was a patient at a local hospital. One hundred thirty-flve guests at our Home constitute very nearly total capacity although there were three rooms vacant. Some vacancy is highly desirable, however, for obvious reasons. There is quite a high turn-over in personnel-in hired employees-and one wonders why. In every monthly repoft submitted by the Superintendent, to the Executive Committee, there is included a list of employees who, since the previous report, have resigned or been discharged. In twelve months, December 1964 through November 1965 there have been fifty-seven resignations or discharges.

Concerning finances the report continued: Our jurisdiction membership continues to dwindle. In less than ten years our membership has decreased by more than 5,000. If this trend continues the time is foreseeable when no possible increase in the per capita assessment could make a dent in the amount required a support the Home. We must grab at straws and hang on in the hope that one day the tide will turn. As yet, the Home is in good financial condition. The Free State Square Clubthe double E Maryland automobile tags-recently made a donation of $700 to the Endowment Fund. Almas Temple recently sent $1,500-a portion of the proflt made on the annual August Football Game. Many lodges, Chapters and individuals make frequent contributions for current expenses or for the Endowment :Fund. This }<'und is currently earning approximately $100,000 a year-but operating costs for are not discouraged about condia year run in the neighborhood of $450,000. tions at the Masonic and Eastern Star Home-financial or otherwise. It has been in existence for more than sixty years-it has weathered storms before.

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GEORGIA: The following excerpt was taken from the report of the Masonic Home Board of Georgia. vVe might term it "Surplus Food or Integration." SURPLUS FOOD

Since the Federal Government enacted the surplus food program the Masonic Home has been receiving substantial quantities of surplus food. This has been most beneficial to the Home, and has reduced the maintenance cost of the Home; however, upon passage of the Civil Rights Act the Department of Health, Education and ''''elfare notified the Board of Trustees that no more surplus food would be issued to the Masonic Home unless the Trustees entered into a contract, the effect of which would have been to integrate the Home. The Trustees felt that the Masons of Georgia would be willing to pay for the food that our children eat rather than agree to integrate the Home. ILLINOIS: The Board of Managers for the Illinois Children's Home reported on expenses and number of children served as follows: 'Ve must revise the admission requirements to meet present day needs which would enable us to give greater service to the fraternity and correct this very im-, practical and frustrating situation of having the facilities but not enough children. Although the number of children served by charities throughout the state has increased in recent years, the number of children served by our Masonic charity has steadily decreased, because the admission requirements are so stringent we have few children who meet them. We, therefore, recommend that the Board of Trustees take a long, searching look toward the revision of admission requirements to enable us to serve the Masonic Fraternity to our full capabilities. During the past year Grand Lodge appropriated $142,750 for Maintenance and $8,350 for Alterations, Improvements and Equipment. Our expenses came to $111,477.62 for Maintenance and $3,102.31 for Alterations, Improvements and Equipment. The unused appropriations have been left with Grand Lodge. For the coming year we are requesting that Grand Lodge appropriate $124,650 for Maintenance and $10,400 for Alterations, Improvements and Equipment. At the present time we have sixteen children residing at the Home. There are eight boys and eight girls. The monthly average of children served at the Home during the past year was twenty-one. In June we were privileged to have two graduates from high school: 1. Michael Puntney-Burnt Prairie Lodge No. 66B-fifteen years at the Home; 2. Michael Roberts-Sincerity Lodge No. 982-sixteen years at the Home. Neither of these boys will be attending college, but we wiII have three children in college through our Vocational Education Fund. Two of our college students graduated during the past school year after four years of college. The newly installed Grand Master also commented on the condition of the Children's home: We have been spending approximately $10,000 per child per year for the operation of our children's home at LaGrange and there are now sixteen children in the home. This is no critical reflection of the management of the home but it does indicate the need for a committee to study what other Grand Lodges are doing, the effect of increasing state and federal subsidies on child welfare and the direction we should take in this area of Masonic charity. A committee wiII study the care of the aged. Some Grand Lodges are finding less need for institutional care of the aged because of increasing state and federal sub-


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sidies for child welfare. Some Grand Lodges are converting their homes into hospitals and nursing homes so that they can admit elderly Brethren who are flat on their backs. However, the Great Society and Medicare will have a definite effect on our long-range plans for our home at LaGrange. NEBRASKA: The Grand Master of Nebraska questions, as do many well advised Freemasons, the wisdom of continuing a Masonic Home for children from broken or poorly adjusted homes, particularly those with no Masonic connection whatsoever. The latter is surely a charity, but it is not an obligation of the fraternity. :For at least the last two years, there have been reports of difficulties at The Star Home for children. These rumors reached the point where, for the good of all concerned, it became advisable to have an impartial investigation. While a part of the difficulty has been one of inadequate public relations, the primary cause is the fact that the nature of the Home has changed and that today it is caring for emotionally disturbed children when it is not properly equipped or staffed to do so. The Masonic-Eastern Star Home for children was originally set up to care for .orphans. A check of the population this spring disclosed that there were no orphaned children in the Home. The children then residing at the Home were from broken homes. Some of them had both parents living, and some had just one. Because of the unfavorable conditions experienced by these children prior to coming to the Home, many of them are emotionally disturbed. This means that the Home is expected to give these children what their parents were not able to give them, or at least did not give them. Consequently, adjustment to the rules and regulations of an institution with a population the size of our Masonic-Eastern Star Home for childern is at the least very difficult if not impossible for some of them. It is also apparent that the original requirement for Masonic or Eastern Star relationship has been materially diluted to admit some of the children who have been admitted to the Home. These changes have been effected without the approval or knowledge of either Grand Body. I doubt if many of us had any idea of the nature of the change which has taken place. Because the problem could become more acute, and because some of the physical properties at the Home are becoming obsolete, and, if they are to be replaced, money raising projects are in the offing, I recommend that the incoming Grand Master appoint a special committee of not less than three nor more than five Past Grand Masters to reevaluate the original purpose for the establishment of The Masonic-Eastern Star Home for children, to determine if it is presently fulfilling its original intent, and, if not, to make recommendations to our next Grand Lodge as to whether or not we should continue to occupy the new field. ~1asonic-Eastern

NEBRASKA: The Committee on Masonic Eastern Star Student Fund discussed the necessity of assisting children through more than just two years of college. It recommended that they support Home children to receive at least a B.S. degree: During the 1964-65 school year we have sponsored and assisted financially two boys from the Children's Home in Fremont in their college education. One of the boys entered his second year at Midland College in Fremont but at the conclusion of the first semester he elected to withdraw from school and take employment, and this therefore terminated our responsibility to him. The other boy has been attending Michigan State University at East Lansing, studying electrical engineering and electronics, and during his freshman year has done very well. We plan to sponsor him again in the coming school year.


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In addition, two young people, a boy and a girl, have graduated from Fremont High School this spring, and while neither have felt that they were capable of college work, both desire further training in trade schools. The boy wishes to enroll in barber college and the girl desires to go to beauty school. Your committee agrees that this type of training is best for these two youngsters and is willing to sponsor them through the required nine or ten month training period. To assist these three young people financially during the 1965-66 school year will require an estimated $3,300 and the Grand Chapter O.E.S. has appropriated their one-half. We are requesting $1,650 from the Grand Lodge to carryon this work during the coming year. Finally, during this past year your committee has discussed fully its long stand路 ing policy of sponsoring young people from the Home through the first two years of their college education. It is our unanimous opinion that whatever reasoning established this policy many years ago has since become obsolete, because for those students who are capable of earning a college degree, we feel that in this day and age it is most necessary that they do so. \Ve therefore recommend that your committee be granted the privilege of amending its policy to permit the sponsorship of any worthy and capable student from the Children's Home through college until attain路 ment of his Bachelor's Degree.

MARYLAND: The Grand Master reporting on the Masonic Homes of Maryland said: The operation of our Masonic Homes is one of the most important functions sponsored by the Masonic Fraternity of Maryland. Each member of the fraternity contributes four dollars a year toward its maintenance and operation which is a little over a penny a day. This penny a day, you and I contribute, helps to support on the average of about 140 guests per day. Now don't let me lead you into believing that our contribution of a penny a day covers all the costs of operating the Homes. Far from it, our penny a day only produces approximately $192,000 and the cost of operating the Homes is about $487,000. Our penny a day covers about 40 per cent of the cost. The rest of the funds are obtained from interest and dividends on investments, pensions from guests, and contributions from miscellaneous sources. The annual contribution of four dollars ($4.00) from each member has not been raised since it was established fourteen years ago and none is contemplated now, although operating costs have advanced each year.

The Grand Master of Maryland continued by discussing a brochure that had been given wide distribution during the year: The purpose of the Brochure, of course, is to raise additional funds for the Masonic Homes Endowment Fund. Although the program is just getting under way, a number of Lodges have adopted the practice of making memorial contributions in memory of their deceased Brethren. Membership in the One Hundred Club is increasing daily. The following have become life members which means they have contributed $100 to the Endowment Fund. They are listed chronologically:

There followed a list of some twenty-one brethren who had attained this peculiar honor of life membership in the One Hundred Club. Elsewhere in the proceedings of Maryland it was noted that the Masonic Homes Endowment Fund was increased by some $38,561, of which $24,486 was from the One Hundred Club project. It seems that a number of brethren were making payments toward a membership in the One Hundred Club. OREGON: The Masonic and Eastern Star Home Board in Oregon has en-


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deavored to obtain welfare assistance for the guests, as well as the utilization of surplUS foods. Efforts in both directions 'were unsuccessful as reported to the Grand Lodge: The State Legislature has been approached again in an endeavor to obtain Welfare assistance for your guests, but again we have been unsuccessful and no progress can be reported to date. The Surplus Food Division in answer to an inquiry to an application for Surplus Foods through the Property Utilization Section advised that the Home was not eligible. The Board also believes there is an effort being made to bring the Masonic Home property under taxation, however, this mayor may not be just the Board's opinion, based on other relations not entirely to its satisfaction. 'VASHINGTON: The Masonic Home of 'Vashington receives surplus items of food from the U. S. Department of Agriculture (in contrast to the experience of Oregon): We spend about $250 a month just for coffee. During the past year our food cost was $53,947. This would have been much greater if it had not been for the "Surplus" items of food which we receive from the U. S. Department of Agriculture, plus the many donations of canned goods, especially fruit, which we receive from the various Masonic Lodges and Eastern Star Chapters. These donations are always welcome. WISCONSIN: The Grand Lodge of Wisconsin adopted new rules for admission to 'the Masonic Home of members of the Order of the Eastern Star without Masonic affiliation with Wisconsin Lodges: "That the committee favors the repeal of the rules and qualifications for the Masonic Home as now applies to female members of the O.E.S. without Masonic affiliation in Wisconsin lodges providing the Grand Chapter O.拢.S. shows an inclination to accept a more realistic financial responsibility for the care of such members and that the Masonic Home Board and Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Wisconsin be encouraged to carryon a continuing program of understanding with the Grand Chapter O.E.S. of Wisconsin on the operation of the Masonic Home without either the Masonic Home Board or the Grand Lodge relinquishing any of their prerogatives or authority over the management and administration of the Masonic Home, and recommends that the action of this committee hereon be also the action of the Masonic Home Board."

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We must not, however, Brethren, rest upon our laurels. Masonry needs to grow to carry its message to all Mankind. We need good men, and they need our teachings and tenets which are intended to make good men better. \Ve will not open our doors indiscriminately, but will welcome those petitioners who meet the high moral standards of our Order, so ,that the Mission of Masonry will be accomplished. SCOTLAND: The Grand Master of Scotland expresses concern about his members. He feels that many Life Members are unknown, and that many younger ones are not placed so that they can adequately participate in the work: To begin with we have a very large number of Life Members, many of whom are completely unknown to those faithful members of the Lodge who attend regularly. Then, of our Test Fee paying members, I find that a large percentage are in arrears. The sad thing is that once these Brethren were eager to join the Craft, they answered the questions of the Enquiry Committee and they undertook as Freemasons to be true and faithful members, to attend Lodge meetings and assist the Right Worshipful Master in his duties. But they seem to have lost interest and our masonic teachings have failed to get across to them, the seed of masonry has fallen on stony ground. I feel that some of the responsibility rests on the shoulders of the proposers and seconders of candidates. I think that a Brother who wishes to propose or second a candidate must be an interested Mason himself, one who regularly attends his Lodge. He must know whether a candidate really has the inclination and time to attend Lodge meetings. It is no good recommending a person whom you have met casually at work, or whose family life you know nothing about. Freemasonry is deeper than that. The greatest privilege which a Master Mason has is being able to propose someone to join our Fellowship and if the candidate proves to be a poor Freemason that proposer has failed in his obligation to the Craft.

MILITARY LODGE OREGON: The Grand Lodge of Oregon has established a military lodge in Frankfurt, Germany. A portion of the report to the Grand Lodge on this lodge was as follows: At at Special Communication of the Lodge on May 1, several VISitors were invited by the Master of the Lodge to join him in the East. Among the visitors invited to the East was Right Worshipful Brother Horst Volkhardt, Grand Master, American.Canadian Provincial Grand Lodge in the United Grand Lodges of Germany. Right Worshipful Brother Volkhardt expressed appreciation for the invitation to visit his "mother Lodge" and brought greetings and the following message from the Most Worshipful Master of the United Grand Lodges of Germany. The Most Worshipful Master sent word that he was happy to announce that all of the past objections of Oregon Military Lodge being present in Germany have been removed and that we have his assurance that Oregon Military Lodge is welcome to remain and serve the United States citizens in Germany as long as there are American forces located in the country. From the Minutes and correspondence for Oregon Military Lodge it was noted that many degrees were conferred which included courtesy degrees for many lodges in the United States. As of December 31, 1964, there were 278 members on the rolls. There were fifteen M.M. degrees conferred during the past year. The Lodge has also co-sponsored a DeMolay Chapter. Fraternal relationships with the United Grand Lodge of Germany are the best ever.


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NEW LODGES INDIANA: The Grand Lodge of Indiana issued a dispensation to form a new lodge at Jasper, Indiana, and issued the following material: On December 30, 1964 the Grand Secretary's office issued the following to the newly formed Lodge: Cipher Rituals Nos. 11503 to II 509, inclusive. Instruction Rituals Nos. A 2301-02-03, R 994-95-96, C 1641-42-43. Preliminary Instructions Nos. 2331-32-33. Two copies each of the General Regulations, the Funeral Ceremony and of the Public Ceremonies of Freemasonry.

NON-PAYMENT OF DUES MONTANA: The Grand Master of Montana gives a most interesting and informative account of a study of those suspended for nonpayment of dues; ANALYSIS OF NONPAYMENT OF DUES

In July, 1961, I requested the W. Masters of our Constituent Lodges to assist me in an analysis of "Why we have so many losses caused by nonpayment of dues." By March of 1965 I had received a sufficient number of reports to make this analysis. Out of 141 lodges, reports were received from II 6. This gave us information on 280 cases out of 343 that we had lost. The statistical findings are as follows: Didn't receive what they were searching for -5; Financial-30; ""J'amily-5; ""Indifference-51; ""Religion-13; ""Solicited-I 3; Left the state-112; "Not desirable Masonic Material-14; ""No business reciprocity -3; Miscellaneous-9; Total 225; Will reinstate (because they were called upon)25. Refore these reports began coming in I felt sure that FINANCIAL REASONS would be one of the major causes for dropping out. However, I was completely taken by surprise when the results were finally tabulated. Only thirty cases dropped because of finances, and after reading some of the reasons for dropping out, I found that in many cases the constituent lodge involved could have stepped in and saved a member by using Sec. 145 as found on Pages 51 and 52 of our Montana Code which reads in part: " ... except in cases of dues of a member or members which have been remitted by the local lodge because of inability to pay." An example: One member was dropped even after he had written the Lodge requesting that he be not dropped because he could not pay his dues. This was because of illness for over a year; his wife and children had to eat and have a place in which to live. Of the 104 lost, most of them should never have been admitted. Those with the asterisk ("") are the ones referred to. Remedy: 1. Much closer investigation. 2. Stop entirely the solicitation as that is UN-MASONIC CONDUCT. 3. Thorough indoctrination of the newly raised Master Mason in our principles based upon the teachings of our "Grass Roots" program, taking in the Home, Church, Social Life, Public Life and Business Life. Also teach the symbolic or speculative meaning of our Penalties. There is no need for discouragement. We have been casting off the "chaff" that has accumulated during the past years. These losses should instead be a challenge to us for more devoted and dedicated service to OUr Masonic Order. As long as there are "ills" and "suffering," we have work to do. "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self," should ever be in our minds. Let us commence each new day with the thought-"Masonry depends on me," and rely on the source of all moral strength to implement it. We then have no fear as to the future of Masonry.


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Those 112 lost because of members moving to other Grand Jurisdictions means that we should have some plan to work on in cooperation with our sister Jurisdictions. This should be given some very serious thought and planning.

PAST GRAND MASTERS LAPEL PINS FLORIDA: The Grand Lodge of Florida has adopted lapel pins for its Past Grand Masters, at a considerable savings to itself and increased pleasure to the Past Grand Masters. It has long been the custom of this Grand Lodge, upon the installation of a Grand Master, to present him a Jewel, inscribed with the year of installation, which is retained by him upon completion of his term of office. Inquiry made of many of our Past Grand l\Jasters indicated that most of them had their Jewels stored in a safety deposit box or some other suitable place, .and wore them only on rare occasions. Observation at many Masonic functions also indicated that the Jewel was seldom worn by our Past Grand Masters. This led me to the conclusion that a suitable "Past Grand Master" lapel pin would be much more appropriate for presentation to a Grand Master upon his retirement from office, and would be something that could be worn and enjoyed IllOSt every day. This matter was discussed with the members of the Budget Commission, as well as with several Past Grand Masters, and all heartily agreed with the idea. We have therefore proceeded with the designing of a suitable pin, and have authorized the manufacture of twenty-four of them, a number sufficient to permit us to present one to each living Past Grand Master and to take care of our requirements for the next five years. Under this procedure, starting with this year, the usual Grand Masters Jewel will be purchased and will be passed on to each newly installed Grand Master as are the Apron and the Collar Piece. Since the cost of the Grand Masters Jewel is in excess of $500, and since the Lapel Pins cost some $65.00 to $70.00, we will recover the cost of the two dozen pins within a period of about three years. Sufficient appropriation has been made in the General Fund Budget, AIC No. 417, to take care of the cost of the twentyfour lapel pins as well as the cost of the Jewel for Brother Gleason.

PERSONALITIES AND MASONRY ARIZONA: The Grand Master of Arizona reported the presence of one of that jurisdiction's most distinguished citizens at a cornerstone ceremony. May 15, 1965: I called a special communication of the Grand Lodge for the purpose of Constituting and Dedicating the new Temple of Red Rock Memorial Lodge No. 63 at Sedona, our newest addition to the growing list of regular Lodges. We were especially honored on this occasion by the presence of Brother Barry M. Goldwater, who I had the pleasure of presenting to the Assembly. Brother Goldwater delivered a very fine talk. It was truly a good send-off for the new Lodge.

POSTAGE STAMPS The Masonic Service Association of the United States has done. considerable work on the collecting of Masonic Postage Stamps. We note with interest another who is interested in the preservation of this type of information. ALABAMA: The following resolution, which is self-explanatory, was adopted by the Grand Lodge of Alabama:


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WHEREAS, Mrs. Wm. M. Beck of Fort Payne, Alabama, a member of Eastern Star Chapter 414 and wife of Brother and Judge Wm. M. Beck, Chairman of the Grand Lodge Finance Committee, has since 1933, engaged in collecting information concerning postage stamps dedicated to Presidents of the United States and other outstanding American Masons; and WHEREAS, An album or book has been catalogued, arranged and completed in a bound volume and presented to the Grand Lodge at a meeting of Grand Officers on November 14, 1965 at an informal ceremony in the Administration Building; and WHEREAS, The said book, album or collection of stamps not only contains the stamps bearing the Presidents' issue and other outstanding American Masons but also contains a brief history of each of those renowned Masons; and WHEREAS, In said collection there are numerous rare stamps classified as collectors' items; and WHEREAS, the same being dedicated to our Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, Past Grand Master Gordon L. Evatt, and his wife, Imogene, and to the Illustrious Judge Wm. M. Beck, all of whom have served the Grand Lodge and its administrative office for many years in an able and unselfish manner; therefore be it Resolved, That the Grand Lodge extend its thanks and appreciation to Mrs. Beck for her untiring efforts and dedicated services to Masonry in the compilation and presentation of said album, and be it further Resolved, That said collection or album be preserved in the Archives of the Grand Lodge as a memorial to her outstanding work.

PROBLEMS OF OUR TIMES WYOMING: The following are excerpts from an address by M.W. Brother .T. Carroll Hinsley, Grand Master of Masons in Texas, delivered before the Grand Lodge of Wyoming, August 23, 1965, at Rawlins: Civil rights, so called, are these days a matter of great concern to us, both as citizens and as Masons. We shall, I'm sure, hear much more of them in the future and they shall, I'm sure, become increasingly a matter of great concern. But, I think there are certain principles we may consider for a while this afternoon which wiII, perhaps, give us a better understanding of some of the problems which are involved. The definition of civil rights is not easy. It's rather an elastic term, and one speaker has recently said that the difficulty of discussing these matters arises from a tendency today of our pseudo-intellectuals to talk in what George Orwell termed Newspeak, that is, to attach a totally opposite meaning to common words. Unquestionably the most widely misunderstood phrase is "civil rights." "For the purpose of our discussion," this writer says, "I have defined it as the mystique which surrounds the anti-Constitutional drives for equalitaritanism. Thus defined, I think that it is easy to see that it justifies, neither legally or morally, any change in the structure or outlook of the fraternity system." Now, the fraternity system is largely what we are concerned with and interested in this afternoon in this communication of your Grand Lodge. I want to speak to you of two events which have recently occurred. First of all, I'd like to talk to you briefly about one which occurred after I had written a letter which came to the attention of M.''''. Brother Gilbert. Recently, I received a communication from the Grand Master of Masons in Mississippi. Some of you may have seen this communication and be familiar with it. Many others may have heard something about it. This is an edict dated July 9, 1965, in Jackson, Mississippi. I shall not read it in full, but it recites that information has been received that the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey had appointed a negro as Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey. The Grand Master of Mississippi inquired concerning this and was informed


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that it was true. On the basis of this information, the Grand Master of Masons of Mississippi ordered that fraternal correspondence between the Grand Lodge of Mississippi and the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of New Jersey be and is hereby discontinued, until such time as the M.W. Grand Lodge of New Jersey does see fit to desist from her present practice of initiating or afIiliating negroes as Masons. This action has received considerable discussion among Grand Masters and other Grand Lodge Officers in recent weeks. There have been letters back and forth. On the basis of that communication from the Grand Master of Mississippi I wrote the Grand Master of New Jersey and inquired whether this were true. And subsequently I received a letter from him to this effect: "I have appointed Right Worshipful Brother Theodore M. Wells, a Past Master of Alpha Lodge No. 116 F. & A.M., a negro, as one of the fourteen Grand Chaplains, the other thirteen being white. Alpha Lodge is a regular and duly constituted lodge of New Jersey and has been recognized by us for the past ninety-five years; Brother Wells is an upright man and Mason and is a credit to the Grand Lodge of New Jersey." On the basis of this information I wrote a letter to each of our Past Grand Masters of Texas. We have twenty-five at present. I inquired if they had any observations they wanted to make and I have heard from, I believe eighteen-and they were pretly evenly divided. About half of them said we should immediately withdraw fraternal recognition and the other half said that we should sit quietly by and see what happens. So, you can see that there is no unanimity of thought and expression in our Grand Lodge on this particular matter and I am sure that this is true in many others. Our oldest Past Grand Master in point of age and third in point of service reminded me in his letter that our Texas law makes no provision against the acceptance of negroes into membership in our lodges, but that the constituent lodges have the right to determine their own membership. Another furnished me with a rather complete history of what has happened in this respect, and in so doing he referred to our own proceedings in 1872. As you see that is better than ninety years ago. At that time, in a report of one of our committees which was adopted, it was pointed out that "Masonry knows no distinction of religion, nationality, political, race or occupation. It is universal in these particulars and it is equally true that it recognizes no right in any race, religion or nationality to determine admission into its portals." The guardianship of the portals of our Order has by general usage and consent been committed to the subordinate lodges. The history of this matter in respect to the Grand Lodge of New Jersey is simply this: Alpha Lodge was duly constituted on January 27, 1871 and was composed of negro members almost from the very beginning. The first negroes were initiated in it on April 1, 1872. Since 1929 it has been composed entirely of negroes and at one time had 185 members, its highest membership. It also appears that in 1910 the Grand Lodge of Mississippi withdrew recognition from the Grand Lodge of New Jersey over this same matter, and that recognition was denied until 1927, when the Grand Master of Mississippi reported that all other states had resumed fraternal relations with New Jersey and he thought the time had arrived when they should forget their differences and resume fraternal relations. This was done in 1928. There are a number of other states that have, from time to time, accepted negroes into membership. Of course we are all aware that many of the lodges under the Grand Lodge of England and the Grand Lodge of Scotland do have negro members. Some of the other states where Grand Jurisdictions which have accepted negroes into membership are Indiana, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York and Ohio, some of these going back as far as 1844. Now I give you this resume merely to point out that there has never been at any time in the United States amongst out Grand Jurisdictions any completely well defined prohibition against the acceptance of the negro race into our membership, although, by common consent, it has not been done on very many occasions in Ollr Grand Lodges.


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But basically, the very fundamentals of Masonry are this-that Masonry does not determine its membership with respect to race or religion or political beliefs, but according to the beliefs or the qualifications of the individual himself, and that the constituent lodge is the one that determines whether the basic qualifications are met. This has been our position, Masonically, down through the ages. And, I am sure that in the laws of many of our Grand Jurisdictions this is still true. In our own Grand Jurisdiction, as our Past Grand Master pointed out in his letter to me, we do not forbid membership of this race in our lodges but we do deny any regularity to negro lodges or Negro Grand Lodges based upon theories of an invasion of territorial jurisdiction. I give you this, largely, as I say, for background for some of that which is to follow. The matter which concerned me so particularly in this connection was an article I read in a newspaper not long ago, an article which appeared in one of our Austin papers under date of Friday, June 18, 1965, Denver, Colorado, dateline. It was from the New York Times news service and pointed out that colleges must make certain that fraternities do not discriminate on racial grounds, according to Francis Keppel, the United States Commissioner of Education. This issue touches the systems of federal grants to colleges and universities. The article stated that if Keppel found that a fraternity was practicing racial discrimination he would then question the assurances of compliance filed by the schools where the fraternity's chapters were located. This simply means that the United States Commissioner of Education had taken the position publicly that the refusal of a fraternity in any college to accept a candidate or a pledge upon racial grounds would mean that the university, if it permitted this to stand, would be denied federal grants or grants of federal funds under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Now, this occasioned considerable thought on my part and considerable doubt in my mind concerning the position of the United States Commissioner of Education, so I did a little research in the law books, and as a result of this I wrote a letter to all of our Texas Congressmen who arc Masons, there being thirteen, one Senator and twelve Representatives. Later I sent the same letter to the other twelve, one Senator and eleven Representatives who are not Masons, and I've had several replies from them. I'm going to give you a brief resume of that letter in just a moment. It may seem to you a little unusual for the Grand Master or even for a group of Masons, as far as this is concerned, to be unduly worried or concerned about the membership practices of college fraternities. I am sure that many of you are not at all concerned about what happens to college fraternities. I am sure that many of you feel that, probably, colleges might be better off without them. But the importance of this to Masonry is, that if these rules which the United States Commissioner of Education proposes to put into effect are lawful and if they are upheld, it is the same old procedure of the camel getting his nose in the tent, and we go on from there, and the same procedures and the same rules and the same thoughts and the same doctrines will be applied to other fraternal bodies and eventually, possibly, even to religious groups to control the admission of members into these organizations by the same theories. YOll may say to yourself, well, but Masonry doesn't receive federal grants. Well, doesn't it? In how many states are our Masonic Lodges exempt from taxation? In how many states are our Masonic publications mailed out second or third class under special postage rates? And so on, we can go down the line. We all receive special privileges. In some states the Grand Lodges and the lodges are incorporated and enjoy certain privileges as corporations. In other words, any type of ruling or any type of theory or any type of practice based upon what I'm talking to you about that appeared in this newspaper could easily be followed up, eventually, with regard to our Lodges, our fraternal organizations, whether they be Masonic or otherwise. And this is the reason for the concern which I felt in connection with this matter. This is not a new thing. A little over a year ago, this same question came up


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down in Utah when the Civil Rights Commission issued a questionnaire to various fraternities and sororities, with respect to their membership practices and whether or not there were any racial overtones in the selection of their members. At that time a number of Grand Masters became concerned about this and a number of inquiries were sent to Congressmen. These were, in turn, referred to the Civil Rights Commission at that time and there was considerable correspondence. I have a copy of much of that here, through some of our Texas Congressmen. And at that time Howard W. Rogerson, the acting director or chairman of this Commission on Civil Rights, stated that Section 104 (a) (b) of the Civil Rights bill currently being debated in the Senate specifically prohibits the commission, its advisory committees and other persons under its supervision and control from inquiring into or investigating the membership practices or internal operations of any fraternal organization, college fraternity or sorority, private club or any religious organization. Now, the correspondence indicates that it is the understanding of the Civil Rights Commission and the Congress, at that time that it was the intent of the civil rights bill as enacted in 1964 that fraternities, sororities, fraternal organizations and religious organizations should be exempt from the provisions of the Civil Rights Act. I have here a transcript of a hearing before the House JUdiciary Committee dealing with that particular amendment. Three of the members of that committee, at that time, were Masons. Most of the members of the committee were not Masons, but they recognized specifically in that hearing before the Judiciary Committee that it was the intent of the committee to be sure that this did not apply to certain groups. For instance, Mr. Grant, one of the members of the committee, stated this amendment recognizes the fact that the Civil Rights Commission had gone too far in inquiring into the activities and membership qualifications of Greek letter college fraternities and sororities and also into the status of membership in other organizations. I do not believe that this Congress ever intended or now intends for this Commission to inquire into race, color or religion of the membership of any fraternity or particular fraternal organization. This applies to all college fraternities and sororities, also to the Masons, Elks, Moose, Knights of Columbus, Knights of Pythias, '''Toodmen, Eagles and all other like and similar fraternal organizations. Also, it applies to the membership qualifications of any church. Again I point out to you that if these principles could be applied to fraternal organizations, they can likewise be applied to religious organizations to deny them the right to select their members on religious grounds. Now, I addressed a letter, as I stated to the members of ollr congressional delegation in Congress from Texas, and this is the gist of that letter. I pointed out that I had read these newspaper accounts and stated that this is particularly disturbing in view of the provisions of the section of the Civil Rights Act, which reads as follows: "Nothing in this or any other Act shall be construed as authorizing the Commission or its Advisory Committees or any person under its supervision or control to inquire into or investigate any membership practices or internal operations of any fraternal organization, any college fraternity or sorority, any private club, or any religiolls organization." And I pointed out this hearing before the House Judiciary Committee and the fact that our previous Grand Master had written a number of our Senators from Texas and our Congressmen and that we had received letters of assurance. Then I stated that it was hard to believe that without change in basic legislation, such an about-face had taken place in the executive department, that it is difficult to understand how any agency or officer of the federal government could take the position announced by the United States Commissioner of Education in face of certain decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States, the latest of which is Gibson against the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, in which opinion Justice Douglas, a Mason, stated that government is powerless to legislate with respect to membership in a


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lawful organization. There have been in recent years, at least four decisions by the Supreme Court of the U. S.-the N .A.A.C.P. against Alabama, Bates against Little Rock, Louisiana against the N.A.A.C.P., and Gibson against Florida-which have held that the First and Fourteenth amendments to the Constitution guarantee to organizations the right to choose their own members without being subjected to investigation or harassment by governmental agencies or political subdivisions. At the present time five of the nine justices of the Supreme Court I know to be Masons. As to one I am not informed, but before the recent resignation of Justice Goldberg and the appointment of Judge lortas, we had and still have five Masons on the court. Now, of course, I do not know what the court would do if this particular question came before it on rulings by the Commissioner of Education, cutting off funds to colleges and universities on account of membership practices of fraternities. I have heard, through mutual friends, and of course this is merely hearsay and I could not identify the source, that there is little probability that the present Supreme Court of the U. S. would ever prohibit to the Masonic fraternity its right to select its own members. Those rights are guaranteed by the Constitution. However, there are some of us who feel that the Constitution has become a rather elastic document, in some respects, in recent years, through interpretations by some of the courts. At the present time we are guaranteed, under the Constitution and under the decisions of the Supreme Court of the U. S. the right to select our own members, to place those qualifications for membership that we desirc to place upon those who seek to join our Fraternity. Now, I could develop this a littlc further with you. Actually the question is in the courts of California at the present time at the instigation of Acacia Fraternity, of which I am happy to be a member. I was a little late getting there, being elected to honorary membership in this fraternity long after I was out of school and after I had become active in Masonry. It is one of the most active fraternities we have on the campus at Texas, is very prominent and is doing a wonderful job with the young people. In California, they are carrying the fight in the courts to establish that we do have the right to select our own members. And, may I remind you again, whatever may be established with regard to the college fraternities may be equally applicable to fraternal organizations such as Masons. I've already been quoted, this morning, very generously by your Grand Master, as stating that in my opinion our success does not lie in numbers alone. I am reminded of the biblical account of the campaign of Gideon to run the invaders out of Israel back in olden days when, at the Lord's direction he raised an army of 32,000 men. And the Lord told him, "You've got too many," saying "send all of them home that are afraid." So Gideon called them together and said "Now all you people that are afraid, go home." Twenty-two thousand of thcm left him. Well, the Lord came to him again and said "You've still got too many. Take them down to the river in the morning and give them a test." So he did. He said "All you men take a drink out of the river." And you remember 300 of them held their weapons in one hand and picked up water and lapped it like a dog would out of the other. The other 9,700 threw their weapons to the wind, got down on their all-fours and drank out of the river. So Gideon scnt 9,700 of them home and he had 300 left. These were the 300 that Gideon and the Lord used to run the invaders out of the land. Now I don't advocate that we reduce our membership quite so drastically, but I do use this to point out to you that a smaller, dedicated group may accomplish a lot more in getting the job done than a great big body of people who don't know what they are trying to do. This has always been a selective organization. We are not trying to set any records on membership. ''''e're merely trying to get the best members we can and to accomplish what we set out to do. I am confident that if the Masons in the constitutent lodges of the Grand Lodges of the United States will


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stand firm we will eventually establish that we've still got the right to do just that. Not that we are not going to have that right challenged. I have here, before me, a clipping from the Boston Herald of a year and half or two years ago in which it stated that the N.A.A.C.P.'s New England Regional Conference is launching the second phase of a campaign to break alleged discriminatory practices by some fraternal and social organizations, and they stated that the Masons have referred the N.A.A.C.P. request to their Jurisprudence Committee. That is apparently all the information they got out of the Masons. But attempts will be made. And I also point out to you another thing that happened in Acacia Fraternity in a certain state. They took in one or two negro members in their chapter. This raised a great furore among the other chapters all across the land. I consulted with the national oflicials of the fraternity. They reminded me of this-Acacia has a basic, fundamental, prerequisite of membership, which is that two Master Masons, in good standing, must sign the recommendation of the boy who wants to join the fraternity. Again, the question simply comes back to the members of the constituent lodges. What are you going lO do about preserving the purity of your membership? You may feel that to let the bars down now will be an evidence of brotherhood. On the other hand it may be the incident which sounds your own death knell, because if your investigating committees and if your constituent lodges do not make sure that the members you take into your lodges in the next ten or fifteen years are people who are dedicated to the principles of lhis Fraternity, some morning you're going to wake up and find that you belong to an organization you never intended to join. It is just that simple. And we are going to have to speak up for our rights. Don't be afraid to write to your Congressman, don't be afraid to send him a telegram. They listen to the voices from back home. This is no time to say that Masons shouldn't take part in politics. For the Supreme Architect of the Universe knows as well as you do that if in the last two hundred years the Masons in this country had taken that position we would not have a United States of America today. I do not advocate that the Masonic Lodge or the Grand Lodge or any group of Masons, as such, take any stand in partisan politics but I do urge everyone of you to take an active part in the political activity in your community and in your state and keep in touch with your Congressman about matters which are as important as this. It is vital to your fraternity, it is vital to your very existence. I thank Most Worshipful Grand Master Gilbert for this opporlunity to speak with you and to convey to you some of my thoughts, some of my impressions. However imperfectly they may have been stated, I am serious and earnest about these matters and I hope you will be too.

PROGRAM NORTH DAKOTA: The Grand Lodge of North Dakota adopted the following points in its program under a recent Grand Master: I. Encourage leaders of our lodges to be positive in their thinking and approach to Masonic problems. That we should not be satisfied to go on with a neverchanging routine. That we must have original ideas and not be content in just doing what has been done before. That we must select and train leaders with ability who are dedicated Masons. 2. Every lodge to give consideration to building a Masonic program. To start with a lheme for the year which would guarantee it against monotony and repetition. Not to leave the whole lodge year to chance or to the inspiration of the moment. To layout a carefully considered series of special occasions, with the needs and talents of each lodge to avoid a lopsided year and to make sure that not too much attention is given to one side of the Masonic life and too little to the


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other sides. In Masonic program planning, to bring out many sides of Masonry with emphasis on sociability, Masonic education, ways and means to increase attendance. 3. Masonic facilities to be reviewed and evaluated. Are they adequate? What can be done to make them more inviting? Are they properly maintained? Are they properly insured? All simple questions, but so important. These are matters that have not always had full consideration in some of our lodges. These to be called to the attention of the officers of your lodges and for them to answer. These are their responsibilities and also of the Grand Lodge indirectly; therefore, I am calling your attention to these matters. In many cases they have been neglected. 4. To create a good and proper Masonic Image. We need devices and means by which Masonry can be brought to the favorable attention of the general public. We need more active Masons, Masons who will inspire eligible non-Masons to petition the Lodge for the degrees. An inactive brother inspires no one because he never talks about Masonry. We need more Masons who will pledge themselves to tell all their friends that they are proud to be members of the greatest fraternal organization in the world. This kind can go a long way in answering the problem of the lack of petitions. A nation is not made great by its industries, but by the people who work in and manage those industries. The same thing is true with our Masonic lodges. They must have capable and responsible leadership. When the situation is analyzed, it is the people in industries and Masons of Masonry that make it great. Our greatest assets are not the temples we occupy, nor the amount of property or bonds owned by the Order. Our most valuable assets are the approximately 20,000 Masons in South Dakota, 4.5 million in the United States, and 6 million in this world and the respect in which they are held.

PUBLICATIONS NORTH DAKOTA: The Committee on Publications for the Grand Lodge of North Dakota is pleased with the first three issues of the North Dakota M as~n. The committee reported: Three editions of the North Dakota Mason have been completed. Its publication is a milestone in North Dakota Masonry; a milestone that it is hoped will unite the Masons in North Dakota and help to re-vitalize Masonry which has been one of the main points of Grand Master John Sakariassen's program. As chairman of the publication committee I wish to express my appreciation to the Grand Lodge committee for providing us with funds to publish the paper. Also my sincerest appreciation to Past Master Eldon Lum of Wahpeton who has given us extra assistance in the publishing of the North Dakota Mason. Last but not least, our Masonic newspaper could not have survived without the support of those Masons who have already contributed to these editions. Response to the North Dakota Mason has been heartening. We have received such comments as "I like to read the good news of myoId home state"; "congratulations on the first issues ... it was nicely printed and readable"; "we are sure that this publication is a big step forward for Masonry in your state"; "congratulations on the new paper.... Its timing is significant and should be helpful in emphasizing the philosophy of Masonry." With these generous compliments we are desirous of expanding the editions to six for the coming year. We urge the finance committee to consider this request and if finances are available to include this in the budget. Just a reminder; whether we have four or six editions next year we will still want news and pictures. Please have your secretaries keep us posted on your events


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and if possible let us know early enough so that we can give you publicity before the event. If your secretary has not yet sent in a mailing list of your lodge's members, please have him do so so that you can receive the North Dakota Mason at your home. Please let us know of your criticisms and any suggestions that you have to improve our paper as the North Dakota Mason is for all Masons and we will do our best to promote Masonry in our state.

SOUTH CAROLINA: It is unfortunate that occasionally certain unfavorable articles to Freemasonry appear in national or international publications. Such was the case of an article entitled, "We Got Nothing to Hide," which appeared in the January 30, 1965, issue of the Saturday Evening Post. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of South Carolina addressed the managing editor of that magazine in part as follows: This letter is written to challenge a statement contained in an article in the January 30, 1965 issue of the Post entitled "We Got Nothing to Hide," and to demand a retraction of the sentence contained in the second paragraph of this article on page 17 which says, "On the afternoon of the meeting, in the Masonic Hall in Hemingway, the ladies of the Klan sold barbecue, slaw, cake and soda pop, and passed out literature extolling the noble purposes of the Order." This statement is misleading; contains an insinuation of a connection between the K.K.K. and Freemasonry, and is a bold misstatement of fact. In South Carolina there are some 60,000 members of the Masonic Fraternity; in the United States over 4,250,000 men are proud to associate themselves with our Order. Each and everyone of these good Masons and good Americans is maligned by this inaccurate piece of reporting. The part of the article describing the Ku Klux Klan meeting at Hemingway, South Carolina, begins with the statement that it occurred "one starlit evening not long ago." In the interest of accuracy, let's get the facts straight and say that it was held on September 26, 1964, in a field beyond the town limits of Hemingway, South Carolina, and about three-fourths mile from the Masonic Hall. No meeting of the K.K.K. was ever held, and none ever will be held in a Masonic Hall in Hemingway, South Carolina, or in any community in the United States of America. The facilities of no Masonic Temple ("Temple" is correct nomenclature for a Masonic gathering place) will ever be made available for use by any organization connected with partisan politics, sectarian religion, or subversive activities as defined by the laws of our Country.

The managing editor replied in part: Mr. Kenneth Fairly, one of the authors of the article, Mr. Lynn Pelham, a Post photographer, and three members of the Post's photogr~phic staff were taken to luncheon at the Masonic Hall in Hemingway on the afternoon of the Klan meeting by Mr. Robert Shelton and local Klan officials. They were told by their hosts that women members of the Klan had assisted with the preparation and serving of the lunch. On the luncheon table there were several copies of a printed announcement of the Klan meeting to be held that evening. They saw no signs or other indication that the luncheon was being sponsored by the Rehobeth Pentecostal Church. We cannot agree that the Post article suggests or implies any connection between the Ku Klux Klan and the Masonic Fraternity. Nevertheless, we shall be glad to publish in the Post a brief letter from you to the effect that the luncheon at the Masonic Temple in Hemingway was a fund raising activity of the Rehobeth Pentecostal Church, that it was not a Klan sponsored luncheon and that the


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Masonic Temple in Hemingway did not and would not make its facilities available for a Klan fUBction.

PUBLIC RELATIONS GEORGIA: The Committee on Public Relations in the Grand Lodge of a definition of public relations:

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We believe that we can define Public Relations of the Masonic body as the "Image of Masonry upon the Profane." If our assumption is correct then we are in constant need to keep that image in the best possible light over the entire state. Ours is an institution, an honorable one and invokes the good will of all men toward his neighbor. It is then in the last analysis a force for good and we must be concerned with what other people think of us and their reactions to our every deed. If every Master Mason will be constantly aware of his actions at the Lodge and communitylevel and continually strive to achieve the resolutions of his vows when initiated we will move forward with strength, courage and conviction. Today our Order is on display more than ever before and we must show by the deeds we do that we are not a group of irresponsible, emotional bigots but instead that we are religious, devoted, loyal and patriotic citizens that form a strong organization to combat evil wherever we may meet it.

QUESTIONNAIRE INDIANA: The Grand Lodge of Indiana was confronted with the problem of certain agencies making inquiry of its lodges about membership, structural organization, etc. The Grand Lodge, to insure the security of its lodges, adopted the following legislation: Questionnaire from Non-Masonic Sources: Should any lodge in the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge F.& A.M. of Indiana, or any WorshipfUl Master, or other officer, or any member thereof, receive any request or questionnaire concerning Freemasonry, its organization, structure, membership or any related phase of our Fraternity from any organization, any individual or any agency not recognized as Masonic, it shall be forwarded immediately to the Grand Master of Masons in Indiana for his consideration and action. ADOPTED.

RECOGNITION FLORIDA: The Committee on Recognition in the Grand Lodge of Florida, included in its report: In reporting on Foreign Jurisdictions and requests for recogmtlOn furnished by the Commission on Information for Recognition of the Conference of Grand Masters, from their published reports and from information obtained by reading Reviews of other Jurisdictions we can report: There are 104 Foreign Grand Lodges which are currently recognized by some or all of the forty-nine Grand Lodges of the United States. The Grand Lodge of Florida recognizes a total of sixty-two Foreign Jurisdictions and withholds recognition from forty-two. The forty-two Grand Lodges which we do not recognize, are distributed, by countries as follows: Brazil Colombia

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INDIANA: The Grand Lodge of Indiana added to its list of recognized Grand Lodges the Grand Lodge of Mato Grosso (Brazil), but denied a request for similar recognition from the Grand Lodge of France. OREGON: The Grand Lodge of Oregon being one of eight grand lodges in the United States not to recognize the Grand Lodge of Finland, reduced this number by extending recognition to the Grand Lodge of Finland. It stated that, "The original causes for failure to extend recognition have been corrected or eliminated."

RECORDS ARKANSAS: The Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas report that an attempt is being made to bring all the membership records of that jurisdiction up to date. We applaud his effort, which surely is a big one: During the year your Grand Secretary's office began a drive to complete the Masonic records of all of the living members of our Lodges. We do not expect to finish this task right away, but to do it a little at a time as we can work it in. Those Secretaries we have called upon to assist so far have been most cooperative and have made every effort to obtain the information we need. The Grand Secretaries of othcr Grand Lodges have also responded wonderfully to our requests for records. Some of you perhaps do not know that our l'ccords were destroycd by fire in 1919, and many of the file cards of our members now only show that they were on the roll as of 1919 with no degree dates shown. Another reason our records are incomplete is because prior to 1935 the Lodges were not required to report the n~me. number, and location of the Lodge a brother formerly belonged to when he affiliated. This is a tremendous cffort and we sincerely appreciate all of the help we can get.

RETIREMENT PLAN WASHINGTON: The Grand Lodge of Washington adopted a retirement plan for the employees of its Masonic Home. The essential provisions are that an employee may retire at sixty-five, but comes under compulsory retirement at age seventy: (a) COMPULSORY RETIREMENT: Retirement shall be compulsory at the age of seventy years, except as hereinafter provided. (b) LATER RETIREMENT: With the consent and approval of the aforementioned Pension Administrators, later retirement may be granted in accordance with the then existing circumstances. (c) EXCEPTION: Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding. any employee who, at the time of the adoption of this retirement plan. has reached the age of seventy years without having then served the Grand Lodge for at least ten years. may continue employment with the Grand Lodge until ten years of ser-


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vice has been completed, providing he or she has not been retired for disability by the Pcnsion Administrators, and any such employee may qualify for a retirement pension upon such conditions as shall be prescribed by the Pension Administrators taking into account the number of years worked and' other pertinent factors. And further, any employee who becomes totally and permanently disablcd by reason of accident or sickness and who has tcn years of continuous employment and rcaches the age of fifty years, may be grantcd a disability pcnsion by the Administrative Officers. Thc amount shall be thc same as that paid as a retirement pension computed in the manncr hcreinafter set forth, provided that it may not exceed the amount of pension based upon ten years of service. (d) CALCULATION OF PENSION PAYMENT: The retirement allowance shall be paid monthly. On retirement, the employee shall be paid, for the duration of his or her life, a monthly income. Payments for travel or reimbursement for expenses shall be excluded. The monthly retirement allowance shall be computed by multiplying 2~ per cent of the average monthly compensation for the tirst ten years, and at the rate of 3 per cent for each ycar thereafter, the base of which shall be the average monthly earnings for the five highest years of employment, and the figure thus produced shall be multiplied by the number of years of continuous employment, but not exceeding 50 per cent. The retirement allowance shall cease with the payment for the month in which the recipient dies. (e) INCAPACITATION: Any full-time salaried employee who is unable to qualify for retirement on the basis of age but becomes incapacitated by virtue of disability, may be retired at his own request or by order of the Pension Administrators. Such retired employee shall be paid an annuity in the amount determined by the said Administrators, based on the merits of the case, but not to exceed the amount set forth in paragraphs (c) and (d). (f) TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT: If an employee leaves the service of the Grand Lodge for any reason other than retirement for age or disability, all rights hereunder shall be terminated; provided however, that an employee may apply to the proper Pension Administrators for a leave of absence. Upon the granting of such leave, the benefits of credit for years of service shall be preserved to the credit of the said employee upon returning to duty at the termination of the leave period. For good cause shown, the Pension Administrators may, in their discretion, renew or extend the period of leave. (g) SOURCE OF FUNDS: All pensions shall be paid from the applicable Grand Lodge Fund as authorized by annual appropriation by the Grand Lodge made at each Annual Communication. (An appropriation of $7,000 is included in the 19651966 Masonic Home budget.) (h) TIME OF TAKING EFFECT: The pension provisions of this resolution shall become effective, if approved by the Grand Lodge at this 108th Annual Communication, at the close of the Sessions thereof, providing the appropriation for pension payments in the Masonic Home budget submitted by the Grand Lodge Committee on Finance is approved. Any sum of money remaining unexpended in any annual appropriation for pension payments shall be withdrawn at the end of each fiscal year and kept in a Special Savings Account as a contingency fund to assist in meeting future pension payments. (i) SOCIAL SECURITY: Pension payments due an employee upon his or her retirement shall be paid in addition to social security benefits to which the employee may be entitled.

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ANSWER: Regulation No. 435, page 124 of the Book of Constitution rules on deadly weapons. It is possible that a blank pistol might cause injury and as the degree work is portraying a time when firearms were unknown, such a weapon should not be used or carried in to the lodge room.

In the interest of a uniform ritual throughout the jurisdiction, the following resolution was presented to the Grand Lodge of Kentucky and adopted: Brother Davie J. Smith (938), Deputy Grand Master, presented the following Resolution, which was adopted and referred to a Committee of five to be appointed by the incoming Grand Master and be reported on at the next Annual Communication. RESOLUTION WHEREAS, The Subordinate Lodges of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky do not have uniform work and the ritualistic work is becoming varied and altered in many sections of the State, and it is desired that the same be more uniform among the Craft; therefore be it Resolved, By the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F. & A.M., that the incoming Grand Master appoint a Committee of five on ritualistic work, with instructions to study and decide upon some uniformity in the ritualistic work, and a practical manner of promulgating the same to the Craft in the subordinate lodges, and report their action under this Resolution at the next annual communication of the Grand Lodge. NEW JERSEY: The Grand Lodge of New Jersey officially adopted the use of a cipher ritual for its lodges. The matter was proposed a year ago, but failed to carry at that time because of failure to obtain a unanimous ballot. The successful resolution of this year is as follmvs:

Resolved, That the 19th General Regulation which reads as follows: "19. The use of any book, document or paper, written or printed, or in cipher, purporting to be the secret ritual of Freemasonry, is absolutely prohibited. be amended to read as follows: "19. The use of any book, document or paper, written or printed, or in cipher, purporting to be the secret ritual of Freemasonry, is absolutely prohibited, except as authorized by the Grand Lodge." The above resolution is an amendment to the General Regulations of the Grand Lodge and could have been acted upon at the last Annual Communication only by unanimous consent which was denied. (1964 Grand Lodge Proceedings, page 266.) The Committee reports that this legislation is in proper form. In view of the overwhelming sentiment expressed by the Grand Lodge for the adoption of a Code Book, this Committee recommends that this amendment be adopted. MONTANA: The Grand Lodge of Montana adopted the recommendations of its Committee on Work with respect to the printing in two parts a new monitor: We, your Committee on Work, having considered Recommendation No. 14 of the Grand Master, begs leave to report and recommend as follows: We recommend that Recommendation No. 14 be adopted. Your committee would


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like to have permission of this Grand Lodge to proceed with revision of the Monitor as follows: It is proposed to separate the present Montana Monitor into two publications: 1. The Officers Manual, containing, among other things, the following: A Glossary (in the back thereof). Opening and closing ceremonies. Lectures of the three degrees. The preface and constitutional questions for the EA degree. Installation, institution, constitution, dedication and cornerstone laying ceremonies. 2. The Monitor, containing, among other things, the following: The Ancient Charges. Tylers Oath. Attitude and response to prayer. Funeral Services. Balloting procedure. General Masonic information.

OKLAHOMA: The brethren in Oklahoma pride themselves on good ritualistic work, and are prepared to spend several days prior to Grand Lodge perfecting their knowledge of the ritual, as shown by the unanimous adoption of the following: Section 47, page 35, of our Constitution and Code provides in part as follows: "The Board of Custodians shall hold annually a Grand School of Instruction, at such time and place as may be provided by the Grand Lodge, and in the event the Grand Lodge fails to make such provision, then by the Grand Master." We therefore move that the Grand School of Instruction be held for the five days immediately preceding and at the same place as the 1967 Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Oklahoma. PENNSYLVANIA: The second decision of the Grand Master of Pennsylvania liberalized the use of the Ancient Charges: The second declared that the Ancient Charges are not a part of the esoteric work. This permits 'Vorshipful Masters to use their discretion as to whether or not to use them. VIRGINIA: The Grand Lodge of Virginia adopted revised legislation relative to advancement of a candidate after six months have elapsed:

Section 2.112. Entered Apprentice or Fellowcraft Not Eligible to Sit in a Lodge or to Receive Instruction When Six Months Have Elapsed Since He Received His Last Degree:-When six months have elapsed since he received his last degree, and his time has not been previously extended by the Lodge, an Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft shall not be entitled to further Masonic Instruction or to sit in a Lodge of either Degree unless he has applied for and been granted the right to receive such instruction. His application therefor, made either in writing or by proxy, to the Lodge which elected him to receive his last degree if it still be in existence, or if suspended or extinct, to a Lodge having jurisdiction over the same territory, unless jurisdiction has been waived as hereinafter provided. Such application for advancement and instruction shall be presented at a Stated Communication of the Lodge eligible to receive it, and the right to further instruction may be granted at that or a future Stated Communication, by a majority viva voce vote.


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The application for advancement, covering the moral fitness of the petitIOner to receive the next degree, must lie over for at least one lunar month before the ballot is taken. Granting the right to further Masonic instruction to an Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft, extends that right, and his eligibility to sit in a Lodge working in any degree which he has received, for six months from the date of such grant. Within that period he may be examined and balloted upon as specified in Section 2.1 10, as though his previous failure to advance in six months had not occurred. Request for waiver of jurisdiction may be made by a petitioner whose application for further Masonic instruction has been refused in the manner prescribed in Sec. 2.1 1I if he meets the requirements thereof as to removal of residence.

ROYAL PRINCE INSTALLED ENGLAND: The Grand Lodge of England again has a Royal Prince, His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, was officially installed as Senior Grand Warden on April 27, 1966. The M.W. Grand Master said: Then, Brethren, I have something else which I wish to say. I am very greatly pleased to be able to inform Grand Lodge that W. Brother His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent has found it possible to accept the office of Senior Grand Warden. His father was Senior Grand Warden in 1933 when this building was dedicated; indeed his Investiture was the chief feature of the Especial Grand Lodge held the day before the dedication ceremony and, but for the hazards of war, he would in all probability have been occupying the position in Freemasonry which I have. the great honour of holding. I am confident that Freemasons both within and without the English Constitution will be delighted to know that we have again a Royal Prince among our active Grand Officers. (Loud Applause.) I will now ask the Grand Director of Ceremonies to present His Royal Highness for investiture. (Loud Applause.) The Grand Director of Ceremonies conducted H.R.H. the Duke of Kent, G.C.V.O., to the dais. The M.W. The Grand Master: Sir, I have the greatest pleasure in investing you with the chain of the office of Senior Grand Warden, and I can assure you that the whole Craft of the English Constitution will be delighted to know that you have undertaken this office. (Loud Applause.)

SESQUICENTENNIAL INDIANA: The Grand Lodge of Indiana continues to move forward toward its sesquicentennial observances. The Jubilee Year has been established for 1967-68, and everything appears to be moving toward that year on schedule. A portion of the committee report follows: -We have continued to set our house in order: to improve our Library and Museum; to index the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge; to continue with the work of preparing a general card index of all members of all our Lodges; to secure new and more appropriate Grand Lodge regalia. , -We have continued to explore the subject of a great and far-reaching benevo-, lent program for the good of all humanity that may be established in the name of Craft Freemasonry. The time table for this phase of our observance calls for launching the benevolent program at the annual meeting in 1968. -Research to locate the burial places of our distinguished Masonic leaders of yesterday is proceeding on schedule. -The first. two historical markers to be installed at significant sites as a: part of


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our preparation for the Jubilee Year have been unveiled: at Corydon on August 31, 1964 and at Vincennes on October 31, 1964. Two more markers are scheduled for installation and unveiling in the autumn of 1965. They will be placed at Madison and at Charlestown. -The work of compiling and writing the history of the Grand Lodge is proceeding on schedule. This project will move forward during the coming summer. -An order has been placed with Wedgwood, in England, for our commemorative plate featuring the birthplace of the Grand Lodge at Madison. A sample plate has been received and approved. We are assured of delivery well in advance of the beginning of the Jubilee Year. ~Many projects designed to call attention to Freemasonry's Sesquicentennial are under way. These include a special Grand Lodge letterhead for the Jubilee Year; purchase in quantity of Jubilee Year seals which Lodges may use to attach to their own letterheads; use of a Jubilee Year line on the Grand Lodge postage meter; design for a souvenir dues card for the year 1968, and design for a Sesquicentennial commemorative cachet for stamp collectors. The possibility of producing sets of slides or film strips for showing in Lodges also is being explored. -Preparations for the 16 events to constitute our Masonic Heritage Program are all moving on schedule. The Jubilee Year will open officially on the Feast of St. John the Baptist (June 24), 1967, and continue through the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge May 21-22, 1968. -Sesquicentennial Committees now have been appointed in all our 548 Lodges, and many of the local committees have been asked to perform special assignments. The Chairman of the Commission has appeared at meetings of several Lodges to deliver an illustrated address on plans for the Jubilee Year. Lodges in all parts of the State are at work renovating their physical properties; more and more Lodges are engaged in compiling their histories. -The special assessmen t of ten cents for each dues-paying member for a period of four years, levied at the annual meeting one year ago, is providing much-needed revenue to augment our Reserve I'und for the Sesquicentennial.

SUNDAY USE OF MASONIC TEMPLES INDIANA: The Grand Lodge of Indiana failed to agree with its Grand Master that Knights Templar should be permitted to use its Masonic Temples on Sunday for Easter Services: . The Committee on Jurisprudence has carefully considered Recommendation No. I of the Grand Master which recommends that the first sentence of paragraph (d) of General Regulation 21.040 which reads as follows: (d) Lodges may not use any part of a Masonic Temple on Sunday or permit the same to be used on Sunday except for funeral or memorial services as stated in Regulation 22.040; otherwise the Lodge Hall and rooms and all parts of the Temple used solely for Masonic purposes, shall be and remain closed to the membership and to the public on Sunday, be amended to permit Commanderies of Knights Templar to hold their Easter services, followed by a breakfast, in a Masonic Temple in which they normally meet, provided that the hour set for the service and breakfast will permit those in attendance to also attend the regular service of the Church of their choice. Your Committee is not in favor of Recommendation Number I of the Grand Master for two reasons: 1. Historically, our Lodges are forbidden to hold such meetings by our General Regulations. No exceptions to this rule should be made. 2. Many, if not a majority, of our Churches conduct Easter Sunrise Services and hold Easter breakfasts as part of the annual observance of Easter.


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The Grand Lodge of Indiana does not interfere with, or compete with any of the Sunday observances of the Church. The Committee therefore recommends that Recommendation Number One (1) be not approved. Adopted.

OHIO: The Grand Master of Ohio also experienced concern with the desire of his brethren to meet illegally on the Sabbath. On this subject he said: It has been my displeasure to encounter many violations of our Codal restrictions of Sunday activity, as well as many requests to hold Sunday activities. In one case, I was invited to speak at a Sunday function of an appendant Order. When I questioned the legality of such an event, I was informed it was the same as a picnic, but the date was in January. It appears many are ignorant of our laws (including officers) which prompts me to believe the edict issued by each Grand Master at the beginning of his term is not reaching all involved. I have been informed that I have been too strict about Sunday activity, but our Code is most explicit in what is permitted on Sunday. Section 62 of the Code states the following is prohibited. Paragraph 3-"The participation of Lodges, organizations within them and members thereof in gatherings on the Sabbath day under any Masonic title Or designation for picnic purposes prior to 2:00 P.M." Paragraph 5 states, "The holding of meetings of any character for any purpose under the name of Masonry or for Masonic purposes on Sunday: excepting (a) the laying of Corner-stones, (b) dedication of Masonic Temples or Lodge Rooms, (c) ritualistic rehearsals after 2:00 P.M., and (d) services of a religious character." I have repeatedly heard "there is nothing wrong in doing thus or so on Sunday." This is not the question. The Code prohibits all other functions than those mentioned above. What I think of it or what you might think of it is another question. Ways are provided for amending the Code and, until amended, I feel it must be adhered to. Personally, I feel six days of fraternal activity are sufficient. Also, it has been said there is increasing opposition on the part of clergy to Masonry. Sunday activity will tend to increase this opposition.

VIRGINIA: The Grand Master of Virginia refused to lay a cornerstone for a church on Sunday: One Lodge requested my District Deputy Grand Master to secure a Dispensation to Lay a Cornerstone for a church on Sunday. He ruled that a Masonic Lodge could not Lay a Cornerstone on Sunday and I upheld him in his ruling. We both extended our desire to cooperate in getting this ceremony performed on any day of the week near the Sunday that was designated.

SWITZERLAND ENGLAND: The United Grand Lodge of England posed a ban on VISItation by its members to any of the lodges holding allegiance to the Grand Lodge Alpina of Switzerland. The reasons therefor can best be explained by the following quotation from the Grand Lodge of England: The Craft will recall that at the September Quarterly Communication 1965, the Grand Lodge endorsed the Board's recommendation that members of the English Constitution should be forbidden to visit Lodges under the Grand Lodge Alpina of Switzerland so long as the possibility remained that they would encounter irregular French Masons in them.


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The Board had hoped that this prohibition would have the effect too of strengthening the position of those Swiss Masons who wished to complete the break with the Grand Lodge of France by positive action in the Grand Lodge Alpina. To the Board's regret the Grand Lodge Alpina has not yet taken any such positive action but an Especial Meeting of their Grand Lodge has been summoned for the sole purpose of finally deciding this matter before the middle of July. The Board sincerely hopes that the decision of the Grand Lodge Alpina will enable our Grand Lodge to withdraw the existing ban on visiting; otherwise the Board will have no alternative but to recommend Grand Lodge in September to withdraw recognition.

TASMANIA The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Tasmania reported that a suggestion to an Australia-wide conference to erect a monumental type temple was turned down. However, the Grand Master seemed to favor it when he said: The second topic of interest at the Brisbane conference came from Masons who are resident in the Australian Capital Territory at Canberra. It was pointed out that many Australia-wide organisations were building, or planning to路 build, national headquarters in the Federal capital. Canberra brethren asked the Conference to consider recommending to individual Grand Lodges that Masons throughout Australia should bear the cost of a Temple which would reflect the importance of Freemasonry. The cost of such a suitable structure was estimated to be a quarter of a million pounds. The request was refused. But, brethren, after further thought on the matter I am not sure that the decision was a wise one. Those who have seen the Temple in Little Queen Street in London and the Masonic Headquarters in other parts of the world would realize the value of a National edifice befitting the standing and importance of Freemasonry. At the present time there are well over three hundred thousand members of the Craft in Australia. Very few of these would begrudge a single donation of 拢1 to such a worthwhile project, but the longer the decision is deferred the greater will be the cost. However the opportunity has been lost for the lime being.

TITLES IDAHO: New titles for certain officers of the Grand Lodge of Idaho are suggested: Be It Resolved, That Article II, Section I of the Constitution be amended to add the word "Very" to the titles of the following officers making them read as follows, and adding Worshipful District Deputy Grand Masters at the end of the list: A Very WorshipfUl Senior Grand Deacon A Very WorshipfUl Junior Grand Deacon A Very Worshipful Grand Marshal A Very Worshipful Senior Grand Steward A Very Worshipful Junior Grand Steward A Very 'Vorshipful Grand Sword Bearer A Very 'Vorshipful Grand Pursuivant A Very Worshipful Grand Organist A Very Worshipful Grand Chaplain A Very Worshipful Grand Orator A Very Worshipful Grand Historian A Very Worshipful Grand Tyler Worshipful District Deputy Grand Masters


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TRIALS CALIFORNIA: The Grievance Committee of the Grand Lodge of California was called upon to report a most unusual trial, and recommend a stiffer penalty: A member of San Fernando Lodge No. 343 was charged with un-Masonic conduct in that he had written several letters and had made numerous statements to the general effect that the women or ~irls of the Eastern Star, Job's Daughters and Rainbow Girls should let their hair down and take care of the Masons sexually. This seemed to be an obsession with him. Among others. he wrote to our Grand Secretary, the Grand Secretary of the York Rite Bodies, and made similar statements to the Mother Advisors of the Rainbow Girls. He pleaded not guilty and was tried by a commission. He appeared at the trial without counsel and was given every consideration by the Trial Master. He admitted writing the letters and making the statements, and persisted in his expressions of opinion concerning the duties of the women and girls toward all Masons. He was found guilty and suspended. We feel that this man has no place in Masonry. We offer the following resolution: Resolved, That the finding of guilt in Trial Record No. 1867 be affirmed, but that the penalty be raised to expulsion and that the accused be expelled from all the rights and privileges of Masonry. Adopted. SOUTH CAROLINA: The Grand Lodge of South Carolina found it necessary to increase the penalty assessed by a lodge against one of its members, an E.A., who visited on three occasions a neighboring lodge by stating that he had left his dues card at home. The lodge gave him suspension for five . years, but after reading the following letter from the accused, the Grand Lodge changed it to expulsion: "In reply to your letter dated 12-17-64 concerning my connection with the A.F.M. and the trial of 130 Belton it is not worth the paper you wrote the letter on. I don't intend ever to try to be in the work of a Lodge of any A.F.M. even if I was given a lifetime membership. It has never been of any good to me nor have J seen any good it has done for anyone. I know all the 30 and that is as far as I care to know. "J have burned the apron and threw the ring and pins away. So the members and the work of the A.F.M. can go to the bottom of the ocean as far as I am concerned. "You can write Sam Poe 284 and Belton 130 all you want to but I can talk all I want to to anyone I want to.

TRIAL PROCEDURE ARKANSAS: The Grand Lodge of Arkansas now permits the use of electronic recording equipment for taking testimony at Masonic Trials: When the Lodge shall be prepared for trial, such of the charges as have been approved by the committee of investigation shall be read. The testimony on the part of the prosecution shall then be produced. all of which testimony except so much thereof as may be in writing and filed. shall be taken down in writing, or recorded electronically or otherwise by someone qualified to do so. The accused will


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then be permitted to introduce his testimony, which shall likewise be committed to writing, or recorded electronically or otherwise, with the exception of such written testimony as may be filed.

UNITED KLANS OF AMERICA ALABAMA: The Grand Master of Alabama ruled against one of his lodges permitting the use of its hall by the United Klans of America. We were glad to read this particular ruling, because of the attempt on the part of certain people to link Masonry and the Klan togethcr.

VISITOR GEORGIA: The Grand Lodgc of Georgia adopted nc'W regulations governing the admission of a visiting brother: At each and every communication of the lodge each visitor shall present to the Tyler a receipt for current dues paid who shall deliver the same immediately to the Worshipful Master. When the lodge is called to order and before opening the same (and at a time convenient to the Master when the visitor presents himself after the lodge is opened) the Master shall announce the name of each visitor seeking admission and the name and Number of his lodge, and if neither the Master nor any member of the lodge objects the visitor may then be admitted.

WHERE DO WE STAND CONNECTICUT: The Grand Master of Connecticut in discussing the question, ",,yhere Do We Stand," came up with the following statistics concerning his State: W'hile we are considering the subject of where we stand, the following breakdown of the membership figures in our Lodges discloses the following interesting results: Number Number Number N urnbel' Number Number Number

of of of of of of of

Lodges showing net gains in 1964 compared to net losses in 1963 Lodges showing further net gains in 1964 over net gains in 1963 Lodges showing no net gain or net loss Lodges showing net losses in 1964 com pared to net gains in 1963 Lodges showing smaller net losses in 1964 compared to 1963 Lodges showing the same net losses in 1964 as in 1963 Lodges showing larger net losses in 1964 compared to 1963

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24 17 5 26 19 23 19 133

What is the significance of the above? Tbe figures show that forty-one of our Lodges out of a total of 133 showed net gains, and twenty-four Lodges showed improvement in the number of losses or no change. In other words approximately 50 per cent of our Lodges had records wbich were better or as good as in the previous year.

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throughout the world has been completed. The final one was presented to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, February 22, 1966. A report of this activity to the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia was: MASONIC STONES FROM TI:lE WHITE HOUSE

Most Worshipful Brother Renah F. Camalier stated that is 1952, he, as Grand Master, had been delegated to deliver to the Grand Lodges of the United States, Mexico and the Philippines certain stones bearing the Masonic marks of the workman, which had been removed from the White House at the time of repair work during the Truman administration. This assignment had been completed and one stone was left over and was in his possession. These facts had been submitted to M. Wor. Brother Harry S Truman, by M. Wor. Brother Camalier and he read to the Grand Lodge a letter in reply in which M. Wor. Brother Truman stated that the stone should be presented to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial where it rightfully belonged. M. Worshipful Brother Camalier then moved that the stone be presented to the Memorial and that a sum, not to exceed $500, be appropriated to prepare the stone for presentation. The motion was seconded and carried. The Grand Master requested M.''''. Brother Renah F. Camalier to convey to M.W. Brother Luther A. Smith, Sovereign Grand Commander, A.A.R.S., S.M.J., his personal regrets and the regrets of the Grand Lodge that official business prevented him from being present at the Communication of the Grand Lodge.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES More and more, we find Grand Lodge becoming interested in various forms of youth activities. DeMolay probably ranks in first place among such groups, and richly deserves the attention of all Masons. It would be an impossible task to set forth all the good accomplished through the years since the founding of the order. Some jurisdictions devote nearly all, if not all, its youth activity attention to DeMolay, while others have a more diversified approach to the activity. ARKANSAS: The report of the committee on youth activities in Arkansas includes the following in its report to the Grand Lodge: The committee has had no call for assistance from the Order of Rainbow for Girls and Brother Sam Ballard reports that Rainbow for Girls in Arkansas is growing. The committee stands ready to give its services, should the Order need it, by calling this need to our attention. The committee assisted DeMolay in Arkansas by helping finance a Parade Float which was used in the State Livestock Parade on October 5. The float was designed by Brother Al Simmons, and built under his supervision by members of various DeMolay Chapters at a cost of less than $50.00. DeMolay was invited to participate in the Parade for the first time this year by the Livestock Parade Committee. The committee also purchased a 16 mm. color motion picture film "The Priceless Years." This film was produced by the International Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay, to be used primarily for Masonic audiences. The film has been placed in the care of Brother J. W. "Jack" Nutt, and is available to any Masonic Lodge upon request. In fulfilling the directive of the Grand Lodge at its 123rd Communication, the


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cOlllmittee did study the situation of the International Order of Jobs Daughters, reviewed the Constitution and By-Laws of the Order along with the Ritual. Members of the committee visited Bethel Number Two in Oklahoma City, to witness the ritualistic work of the Order and talked with adult leaders. The ceremony was most impressive and exemplified many spiritual teachings (taken from the Book of Job), nutured by Freemasonry. Especially impressive were the white Grecian robes worn by all during the ceremony. The members of the committee feel that this is a worthwhile organization and its teachings would be beneficial to the welfare of youth activities in Arkansas, and recommend to the Grand Master and this Grand Lodge its establishment as an appendent body of Freemasonry in this Jurisdiction. The committee further recommends, that the development and operation of a DeMolay and Youth Program of assistance be continued as a Grand Lodge function, that the Committee on DeMolay and Youth be directed to continue and expand their work toward the advancement of DeMolay, Rainbow, and other youth organizations by providing such assistance as necessary to the agencies of the Grand Lodge along with aid to the subordinate Lodge as requested. The committee requests that $1,500 be appropriated in the budget for the committee's use in advancing the interests of DeMolay and Youth activities in Arkansas. DELAWARE: The Grand Lodge of Delaware appropriated $1,000 for the promotion路 of DeMolay within its jurisdiction. The following was reponed as activities accomplished during the past year: The Grand Lodge DeMolay Committee sponsored the following program for the Order of DeMolay in the State of Delaware during the past year: 1. Sent the State Master Councilor to the annual meeting of the International Supreme Council of the Order of DeMolay in Louisville, Kentucky. 2. Purchased plaques to be given to the chapters winning the Grand Lodge Rotating Ritual and Basketball Trophies. 3. Purchased individual trophies for members of winning teams.

Total cost of the program for the year was $698. LOUISIANA: All Masonic bodies in the State of Louisiana are being asked to budget an amount equal to ten cents per member for the promotion of the youth organizations sponsored by Freemasonry there. REPORT OF THE MASONIC YOUTH FOUNDATION, INC.

After two years of committee meetings and exploratory studies, the Masonic Youth Foundation of Louisiana, Inc. was chartered under the laws of the St.ate of Louisiana in 1964. The Foundation is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Louisiana and all collateral Masonic organizations. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote work with the youth of our state. At the organizational meeting the constitution and by-laws were adopted and the following officers elected: L. V. Noles, President; Robert :1'. Clynch, First VicePresident; Robert E. House, Second Vice-President and T. R. Phillips. SecretaryTreasurer. There is a great need for a full-time executive secretary to work throughout the state promoting Masonic related youth activities, and plans call for such to be employed as soon as funds are available. To finance this program each Masonic organization, including the Grand Lodge, is being asked to budget, yearly, ten cents per member carried on the rolls of their organization. In addition to this Masons and friends are to be encouraged to make contributions to this work.


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THAT'S MY BOY, A DEMOLAY!

By l\hs. Patience Crawford, Secretary, Mother's Club, Ulster Chapter, St. John, N.B. That's my boy, a DeMolayl Now, I hear the reader say, "What on earth is a DeMolay? It is a most peculiar name. Is it, perhaps, a kind of game?" If your boy's fourteen to twenty-one,

And he wants to have some fun; Become a citizen first rate, And learn to love and not to hate, Learn to reverence Mom and Dad; Make more friends than he's ever had; Take more interest in his school; Learn to live by the Golden Rule;

To lead our youth to paths of right, And make them unashamed to fight For brotherhood, equality, And all the things that make men free. They're honest, courteous, friendly, kind, With body clean and active mind. In different countries, the world around International DeMolay is found. To make good boys better still Of DeMolay, this is the will. Their ritual is secret stuff. Satisfied? Heard enough? Their vows are all for better living. They learn the art of selfless giving.

Enthusiastically, I say, Let him join the DeMolay.

Believe in God, with faith, they pray, Develop in the proper way.

It's a group for fellowship Now and then they take a trip.

They grow from boyhood into man, Gather knowledge, all they can.

I t's sponsored by Masonic men Who have a very special yen

Become citizens A-I. O.K. Because they belong to DeMolay.

OKLAHOMA: The Grand Lodge of Oklahoma adopted the following to regulate the work of its Youth Activities Committee: Youth Activities Committee-Shall consist of three (3) members who shall serve for three years, with one to be appointed each year. They are to establish and maintain a coordinated and unified youth program, in cooperation with the representatives of Affiliated Masonic Bodies.

PENNSYLVANIA: Speaking of a "Masonic Appreciation of Youth," the Honorable Brother Clyde S. Shumaker told the brethren assembled at a quarterly communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania: The York Rite created the "Order of DeMolay" and it was heart warming to me to find our Grand Master and the Grand Lodge and Masonic bodies supporting this great institution for boys, making available the facilities of Masonic bodies that they may meet and conduct their meetings and lending not only their moral but financial support to this worthy organization. The Grand Lodge is helping to make better boys out of good boys and certainly out of this organization, although it is denied that we have not found future members of the Masonic Order, we are bound to attract worthy members who will eventually occupy the places and positions we as Master Masons now hold. Our Masonic Sense of Appreciation to youth should, however, extend farther and we as Masons should be a big brother to every young man in our community whether he be a member of the Order of DeMolay or not. By our contacts with


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youth and our examples set [or the people of our time, we will lead and influence the youth of our state and the youth of our nation to fine and better and greater things. Let us as Masons, never forget and never neglect our sense of appreciation toward youth.

RHODE ISLAND: The Rhode Island Masonic Youth Foundation, Inc., made a very fine and complete report to the Grand Lodge. In the first portion of the report the following was noted: The Special Events Committee, Chairman Edwin Brown, promoted the Second Annual Sports and Awards Night Dinner, last October, honoring the Champions in various Sports Tourneys with awards supplied each year by UlallY Masonic groups. Guest speaker was Ernest Calvedy, Basketball Coach at URI and a Senior DeMoJay. Champions: 1. Rainbow-DeMolay Duck Pin Bowling, with twenty-eight Rainbow teams and twenty-three DeMolay teams: Cranston Assembly and Roger Williams Chapter. 2. DeMolay Ten Pin Bowling: fifteen teams: Roger Williams Chapter. 3. Rainbow Softball League, eight teams: East Greenwich Assembly. 4. DeMolay Softball League, twelve teams: Fidelity Chapter. 5. DeMolay Golf Tournament, five teams: Northup Chapter. 6. DeMolay Volleyball League, five teams: Roger Williams Chapter. 7. Various individual and Sportsmanship awards. More than 400 members and adults were present.

The report continued with the various activities sponsored, and concluded with some very interesting statistical and financial figures: Our Center at Buttonwoods continues the most popular place for Masonic families and their friends, in addition to being the summer playground of Rainbow and DeMolay. Open for visitors from the middle of June through July and August; daily softball and volleyball leagues are in action and many Masonic families arrive in the morning, stay until evening, bringing their grills and food and enjoying the fine facilities available. A total of 36,340 persons used the facilities including 13,808 Rainbow and DeMolay members. Twenty-three groups held Picnics and Outings; members of fortyfour symbolic Lodges, nineteen Eastern Star Chapters, seventeen Concordant groups, sixteen Rainbow Assemblies and nineteen DeMolay Chapters including two chapters from Massachusetts. There were 1,391 visitors from twenty-two states and fifty-eight visitors from Canada, Nova Scotia, Philippines, Japan and Scotland. We were indeed blessed with the wonderful support we have received from the following (as of December 31,1964): The Grand Lodge of Rhode Island Grand Lodge Charities Palestine Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.

$9,336.50 4,900.00 6,600.00

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Other contributions: Labor and equipment to clear beach area. Playground equipment for small children, formerly used at Floating Hospital, donated by Kent County Memorial Hospital. 16 mm. Sound Projector (Bell & Howell), donated by Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, District of Rhode Island. Fence around Horseshoe Courts, donated by Overseas Lodge No. 40. New Snack-bar BUilding-Cost about $1,200, paid for by Rainbow and DeMolay members. The Foundation received a bequest of $800 to establish an Endowment Fund, from the estate of Mrs. Winthrop Saunders, mother of a Senior DeMolay, Legion of Honor. One Lodge has contributed $100 to this Fund and it is hoped that groups and individuals will' follow their example. To the brethren actively interested in promoting opportunities for development for our young people, and to those who support their efforts, I express sincere appreciation. UTAH: The Youth Committee of the Grand Lodge of Utah made a very complete report of its activities, which were many indeed. The report included assistance to chapters of DeMolay and bethels of Job's Daughters. The executive director was complimented for his efforts and the Youth Center at Salt Lake was praised. Publicity for the groups was obtained through various channels, including the Rocky Mountain Conference and the Western York Rite Conference. The executive director was the guest speaker on several important occasions. All of these things helped promote Youth Activities in Utah. The committee also assisted the young members of the groups to find suitable employment during the summer months, and at other times when it was possible to do so. A publication, The Newscarrier, was reported to have a circulation of 2,200. Shows and other entertainment events were reported in detail, showing considerable work on the part of the planning committee. This account of youth work concluded with a financial report: Assistance to Bethel 5, Transport to Vern~l Assistance to Executive Officer of DeMolay in Utah Newscarrier . Printing .......... . Show Expense Telephone Office Expense Automobile Expense Secretarial Assistance .......... Postage . Certificates in Masonic Temples Posters Salary Executive Director Total Expense for 12 months ending 2-1-66

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$ 114.00 300.00 901.02 33.02 21.50 163.75 126.95 195.33 93.50 46.00 105.84 8.26 1,250.00

$3,359.17

The committee stated that to continue the program the following was needed for the coming year:


SSe

A MASONIC REVIEW

1966

DeMolay-Job's Newscarrier: (5 issues, 2,200 copies) Office-Printing, Stationery, and Postage DeMolay Executive Officer and his Deputies .. Show and Travel . Job's Daughter's Assistance

$1,500.00 100.00 1,200.00 1,400.00 500.00

Total

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$4,iOO.OO

VERMONT: Of youth, Grand Master Biggs of Vermont said: The Past belongs to me. Half of me belongs to the present and half of the present belongs to me, but I belong to the future. Whatever I do or say will be in the record for the future to do with as it sees fit. This applies to our Masonry, but especially it applies to DeMolay, because the Hope of the future lies in the youth of today. DeMolay with its teaching of character building and manliness, love for law and order and above all respect for the dignity of the individual can and will be a great force for good in the world of tomorrow. My brothers, 80 per cent of all crime in the United States is committed by young people between eighteen and twenty-four years of age. I firmly believe that the teachings of DeMolay and Rainbow Girls can be a tremendous force in reducing this crime rate in our country. It was Edward Burke who said "All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing." My brothers, the one thing that DeMolay needs more than anything else is manpower. Won't you please accept the challenge of this great organization and put your shoulder to the wheel.

STATISTICAL ALABAMA: One Hundred Forty-Fifth Annual, Montgomery, November 16, 1965; 434 Lodges; 2,121 Raised; 75,008 members; 116 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Tolbert David Sharp, Grand Master presiding; Fred W. Vaughn, Grand Master elect; next Annual, Montgomery, November 22, 1966. ARIZONA: Eighty-Fourth Annual, Tombstone, April 25, 1966; 61 Lodges; 411 Raised; 13,596 members; 218 net gain; Missouri was represented; Richard J. Lopshir