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BIOGRAPHICAL WILLIAM R. DENSLOW Grand Master, 1967-68 William Ray Denslow was born May 2, 1916, the only child of Ray V. and Clara Alice (Merrifield) Denslow. His father served this Grand Lodge as Grand Master in 1932. The Denslows are the fourth father-son combination to receive this honor in Missouri. Our Grand Master is the fourth generation to be a member of Trenton Lodge No. 111. Three have served as master of the lodge, including grandfather, William M. Denslow. Although great-grandfather William V. Denslow was a member of the lodge, he did not serve as master. However he was the charter master of Benton City Lodge No. 81 now located in Shellsburg, Iowa. The Denslow family came from England in 1635 and settled in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Bill was married to Juanita Margaret Daly in Chicago, Illinois, on November 18, 1939. Juanita, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, is the daughter of Leo L. and Laura (Anderson) Daly. Bill and Nita have two children: a son, William R., Jr. (Denny), born November 30, 1942 in Brownwood, Texas and a daughter, Judith Daly (Judy), born April 12, 1946 in Elgin, Illinois. Denny is an officer in the regular Navy, flying an A6A Intruder. He has had two tours of duty flying combat missions over North Vietnam, and in December will return for a third. He was graduated from Yale University in 1964 and went immediately into the Naval service. On July 3, 1966 he was married to Constance Drakos of Long Island, New York, and they have one child, a daughter, Maria Joan, born May 20, 1967 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Judy graduated from Simmons College, Boston, in June, 1968. On September 9, 1967, she was married to Dean R. Ericson of Winchester, Massachusetts, an engineering graduate of Dartmouth, and presently working on a master's degree at M.I.T. Grand Master Denslow attended the public schools of Kansas City, and St. Louis and graduated from Trenton High School in 1933. From 1933-35 he attended Kemper Military Academy at Boonville; Universidad National de Mexico in the summer of 1934 and the University of Missouri, 1936-38, receiving an A.B. in 1937 and a B.J. in 1938. Following his graduation, he worked as a clerk in the Trenton National Bank, a cattle driver and student cattle-buyer for Swift and Company in the Chicago stockyards and from 1941-48 was employed by Radio Station WGN, Chicago as a news writer, continuity writer, public relations and publicity, agriculture editor and assistant to the station manager (with time out for the war years). In 1948 he returned to Trenton to become business manager of The Royal Arch Mason Magazine until his father died in 1960, at which time he became editor. Upon graduating from Missouri University in 1937 he was commissioned second lieutenant in Infantry and has seen a total of eight years' service-both active and inactive. One year and ten months of his active


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service was continental and one year and five months was forei~n service. As a captain (AUS) he sen-cd overseas with the 745th Tank Battalion, a part of the 1st Infantry Division, and was in the initial waves that assaulted Omaha Red Beach in Normandy on "D Day." Bill has been a trustee of the State Historical Society of Missouri since 1960 and a member of the finance committee since 1966; a director of the Trenton National Bank since 1960; director of the Riverside Country Club (Trenton) since 19S6 and president in 1967; director of the Masonic Home of Missouri since 1964 and president, 1966-67; director of the Missouri Del\folay Educational Foundation since 1966. A member of the Trenton Methodist Church, he has been in the past a trustee, member of the official board. member of the finance committee, president of the lHen's Brotherhood and a Sunday School teacher. For many years he was active in the Hoy Scouts of America, serving as assistant scoutmaster, scoutmaster, institutional representative, district camping and activities chairman, district publicity chairman of the l\fa-has-ka district (his su~~estion for the name of the district was adopted), publicity chairman of the Pony Express Council (St. Joseph), member of Tribe of Mic-O-Say and received the Scouters Award. Both Bill and his son were Eagle Scouts. Active in :Missouri Alumni affairs, he served several terms as president of the Grundy County Alumni Association. Grand l\.Jaster Denslow became a charter member of the Missouri Archaeological Society in 1934 and is presently a member of its historic sites committee. Other memberships include Beta Theta Pi (social) , Scabbard and Blade (honorary military), Sigma Delta Chi (honorary journalism) , Sons of the American Revolution. American Le~ion, and 745th Tank Battalion Association. He is the author of Centennial History of Grundy Co. (Mo.), 1939; Freemasonry and the Amel'ican Indian, 1956; 10,000 Famous Freemasons, 1957-60 (four volumes, one each year) and many articles in Masonic publications. He is the editor of House Undivided, 1961 and Anti-Masonr)', 1962. In 1963 he was the recipient of the Matthias Claudius Medal of the United Grand Lodges of Germany, presented by Grand Master Richard Mueller-Bruner in "Vashin~ton, D.C., February 21; in 1962 he became a member of the Society of Blue Friars, an honorary or~anization of l\Jasonic writers; in 1946 he received the Del\folay Le~ion of Honor, conferred upon him by Frank Land, founder of the Order; in 1961 was named a "fellow" of The Philalethes Society and is presently first vice president; in 1964 was named a "fellow" of the Missouri Lodge of Research, the only other "fellow" previously designated was his father. Grand 1\faster Denslow is a biographee in the current publications of the A. N. Marquis Company: Who's Who in the Midwest and World JVho's Who in (,'ollllllnce (111(/ Industry . .\l.-\so:\rc

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Blue Lodge: Raised in Trenton Lodge :\0. III, Christmas Day, 1937; master, 1950-51; district deputy grand master, 195:>-58; appointed grand pursuivant in 1958 by Grand Master Robert L. Aronson, ad\'ancing through the line until elected grand master in 19G7. Served on following Crand Lodge committees: Foreign Recog-


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nition, Lodges under Dispensation, Distinguished Guests. Representativc of the United Grand LodRe of Victoria. Named as one of the six mcmbers of the Commission on Recognition of the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America in February, 1967. Chapter: Exalted in Trenton Chapter No. 66, Royal Arch \lasons, on April 30, 1938; high priest in 1949; Order of High Priesthood, 1949; elected grand master of 2nd veil in 1954, advancing to grand high priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Missouri, on April 25, 1961. Appointed gencral grand master of the 3rd veil of the General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, International in October, 1966 and will serve until October, 1969. Editor of The Ro'yal Arch Mason magazine, secretarytreasurer of The York Rite Publishing Co. Council: Greeted in Trenton Council No. 37, Royal and Select Masters 011 March 30, 1939; mastcr, 1949. Received Order of Thrice Illustrious Master in Iowa in 1949. Charter member of the Ordcr of Silver Trowel, \1issouri and its first recorder, serving 12 years. Commandery: Knighted in Godfrcy de Bouillon Commandery ;\;0. 24, Knights Templar, Trenton, Missouri, on January 12, 1939; commander in 1950; Past Commander's Association, 1950. Red Cross Constantine: First belonged to St. John's Conclavc (Premier) No. I, Chicago and in 1949 affiliated with St. Chrysostom Conclave No. 36, Columbia, Missouri. Sovereign, 1961-62. K.Y.C.H.: Elected to Missouri Priory No. 17, Knights York Cross of Honour in 1950. Received one quadrant of Knight Grand York Cross of Honour from Convent General May 8, 1961; presently serving as warder of Missouri Priory. Scottish Rite: Received degrees 4-32 in VaIley of Kansas City (5.].) on May 11-14, 1938. Transferred membership to Valley of Chicago (S.J.) in July, 1944. Affiliated with Valley of St. Louis (5.].) in 1959. Shrine: Moila Temple, A.A.N.O.M.S. at St. Joseph, l\1issouri, December 1, 1949. DeMolay: Became a DeMolay April 26, 1932 in Trenton (Mo.) Chapter, which was originally organized by his father. Received DcMolay Legion of Honor from founder Frank Land in Kansas City on March 6, 1946. Named director of Missouri DeMolay Educational Foundation in 1966. Other Organizations: Allied Masonic Dt'grt'es-Received in Grand Masters Council No. A, 'Washington, D.C., in 1947; became charter member of Kilwinning Council No. 19, chartered at Kansas City on January 13, 1948 and servcd as sovereign mastcr of same in 1954. Chevaliers Bieufaisants de la Cite Sainte- (Knights Beneficent of the Holy City), Great Priory of America. Elected Fcbruary 21, 1954. National Sojourners-Becamc a member at Camp Bowie, Texas, in the fall of 1942. Honorary member of Fort Leonard Wood Chapter ~o. 152. Also member of Heroes of 76. Order De Los Constructores Masoues (Central and South America). Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, Grand College of America-Joined Grand Preceptors Tabernacle No. A, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1954. Served as knight commander of same, 1960-61. Order of t:aslern Star-Parson Chapter No. 189, Trenton, May 22, 1967. The Mutual Guild. The Philalethes Society-Elected "fellow" August 31, 1961; elected second vice president, 1963; first vice president, 1966. Society of Blue Friars-Accepted at Washington, D.C., in February 1963. Missouri Lodge of Research-Charter member; editor of Transactions, 1960-65; past treasurer; presently junior director of ceremonies. American Lodge of Research (N.Y.) Chapter of Research (Ohio); Educatiollal I.odge No. 1002, Minneapolis, ~1inn.; Re Cha Ram Chapter No. 117, Wis. Honorary Membel'shilJs: Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan, R.A.~I.; Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Tennessee; Grand Chapter, R.A.\f. of Kansas; Grand Chapter, R.A.l\f. 01' South Dakota; Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Oklahoma; Grand Council, R. & S.\1. of Tennessee; Grand COllncil, R. & S.M. of Oklahoma; Ordcr of the Silver Trowel, Louisiana; Past Grand High Priests Association of Kansas.


GRAND LODGE Ancient, Free and Accepted

Masons of the State of Missouri •

Official Proceedings One Hundred Forty-Seventh Annual Communication •

September 30 and October I. 1968. A.L. 5968


OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 1968-1969

M.W. Grand Master 117 N. Prairie St.. Bloomfield, Mo. 63825 J. MORGAN DONELSON... . . . Deputy Grand Master Box 211, Princeton, \10. 64673 WILLIAM H. CHAPMAN.. . Senior Grand Warden 20 West Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo. 63119 THO!\-lA5 J. DAVIS, JR.. . . . Junior Grand ll'arden Box 217, Piedmont, \10. 63957 WILLIAM H. UTZ, JR.... . . Grmld Treasurer 1208 Corby Bldg., 51. Joseph, Mo. 64.?01 ELMER W. WAGNER Grand Secretmy 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63108 FREELO:'lr K. HADLEY. Grmul ],ecturer 3412 Duncan St., 5t. Joseph, Mo. 64507 W. HL'GH McLAUGHLIN .. . Senior Grand Deacon 222 Bryant Bldg., 1102 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64106 WALTF.R L. WALKER. . Junior Grand Deacon Walker Bldg., Neosho, ~10. 64850 ROBERT L. McKINNEY Senior Grand Steward Northea~t Missouri State College, Kirksville, Mo. 63501 HERMAN A. ORLICK. . . Junior Grand Steward 1678 Avignon Ct., St. Louis, \10.63122 LEWIS C. "WES" COOK. . . . . ......... . . Senior Grand Mm'shal 3233 Chippewa Dr., North Kansas City, Mo. 64116 FIELDINC A. POE, JR.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Junior Grand Marshal 6616 Pepperidge Dr., 5t. Louis, Mo. 63134 L. MARSHALL HOLLENBECK Grand Sword Bearer Box 249, Sikeston, Mo. 63801 Gnl1ld Pllrsuivant KOSS W. BLO\lEYER '" Bloomfield, Missouri 63825 HERBERT E. DUNCA:'Ir .. Grand Chaplain 439 West 58th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64113 Crand Cha/Jlain J. C. MO:'lrTGOMERY, JR ... 511 ~. Carleton, Farmin~ton, Mo. 63640 Graml Chaplain JULIUS J. NODEL 560 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63130 CARL L. RADFORD. Grand Chaplain General Delivery, !'\ew Bloomfield, Mo. 65063 (;rand Chaplain CECIL H. HL'RT . . . . 114 Dowling St., Hannibal, \10.63401 Grand Cha/Jiain J. RAY TROTTER 700 Bellevue, Capc Girardcau, \10. 63701 CLARE!'\CE NEWBY '" . Grand Chaplain The Christian Church, Cameron, Mo. 64429 FRED L. HE:'IrLEY '" . .Grand Orator Supremc Court Bldg., Jeffcrson City, Mo. 65101 CLARE:'\CE L. SHAON ... . . Gra1ld Tiler Box 394, Bowling Green, \10.63334

ELVIS A. MOONEY

The 148th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge will be held in St. Louis, beginning Monday, September 29, 1969.


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MESSAGES

The Grand Secretary read messages from Grand Secretaries of the Grand Lodges of Israel, Sao Paulo in Brazil, and from the Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association of the United States. M.W. Bro. William R. Denslow, Grand Master, read his address, which is as follows:


Address of the Grand Master To The Worshipful Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of The State of Afissouri: BRETHREN: As grand master, I am pleased to greet you and welcome you to the 147th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri. It is my hope that your experiences for the next day and a half will be pleasing to you and that you will return to your respective homes with memories of a harmonious and instructive session. In an effort to reduce the number of pages in our proceedings for this year-since printing costs have risen drastically-I requested that the chairman of each committee hold his report to a minimum and remove all unnecessary verbiage. In using this ax on my committee chairmen, I soon realized that it was a double-bitted instrument and could cut both ways. I now find that I have "painted myself into a corner," so to speak, and that unless I curtail my own verbosity at the opening of this session, I shall forever be labeled as a hypocrite. You will, therefore, hear one of the shortest Grand Master's addresses in the history of this hTfand lodge. STATE OF THE CRAFT At the start of my year I became concerned with the membership loss we have suffered annually since 1958. It has become increasingly worse, and by 1963 was more than 1,000 each year, with 1,297 in 1966 and 1,315 last year. In an attempt to correct this, I instigated a two-part program. The first part made it the duty of each lodge to appoint a special committee, the members of which would contact each brother who came up for automatic suspension, NPD, in 1968 as well as those who had been suspended or failed to advance in previous years. The second part was a task I set for myself. Each lodge secretary was contacted and notified that if he would send me the names and addresses of those brethren who had been suspended NPD, or failed to advance in recent years, I would write each a personal letter under the signature of the grand master. I felt that I had a personal obligation to fulfill. If either my title as grand master, or my time and talents could be used to secure reinstatements-then I had a moral duty to employ them to this end. More than 5,000 personal letters werc written from my office. Only slightly more than half the lodges scnt mc their lists, and unfortunately there were six districts in which not a single lodge complied with my request. The request, incidentally, was not mandatory. At the time this is being written the grand sccretary's office has processed all but 19 of the annual returns (incidentally, he tells me that the same ones are late each year and this puts a tremendous burden on his office) and it appears that our loss for this year will again be a large one-close to 1,000. This has both amazed and saddened me, for I felt that my program was making good progress. Dozens of brethrcn had sent their checks for back dues directly to me; I had many long distance telephone calls, and many

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One Hundred Forty-Seventh Annual Communication The one hundred forty-seventh 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 Monday, September 30, 1968. PRESENT William R. Denslow, M.W. Grand Mastcr Elvis A. Mooncy, Deputy Grand Master J. Morgan Donelson, Senior Grand Warden William H. Chapman, Junior Grand Warden William H. Utz, Jr., Grand Treasurer Elmer W. Wagner, Grand Secrctary Freelon K. Hadley, Grand Lecturer Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Senior Grand Deacon W. Hugh McLaughlin, Junior Grand Deacon Waltcr L. Walkcr, Senior Grand Steward Robert L. McKinncy, Junior Grand Steward· Herman A. Orlick, Senior Grand Marshal Lewis C. "Wcs" Cook, Junior Grand Marshal Walter J. Bublitz, Grand Sword Bearcr William R. Robhins, Grand Pursuivant Thomas R. Shrollt, Grand Chaplain· Herbert E. Duncan, Grand Chaplain Ben Morris Ridpath, Grand Chaplain J. C. Montgomery, Jr., Grand Chaplain Julius J. Nadel, Grand Chaplain· Carl L. Radford, Grand Chaplain Quenten Boyd, Grand Chaplain \\Talter C. Plocser, Grand Orator· John Rurlc, Grand Tiler • Not Present.

At 10;00 a.m. Most Worshipful Grand l\Iaster William R. Denslow 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 J. C. Montgomery, Jr. offered the invocation. CREDENTIALS COMMITrEE-INTERIM REPORT

To the M os! Worshipful Gmnd I,odge, A .F. & A .M. of Alissouri: BRETHRE1Ii: Your Committee on Credentials begs to report that a constitutional number of subordinate lodges arc represented. VERN H. SCHNEIDER,

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INTRODUCTION OF PAST GRAND MASTERS

R.W. Bro. Lewis C. "Wes" Cook introduced the past Grand Masters of Missouri who were present. INTRODUCTION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE APPENDANT MASONIC BODIES OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI

R.W. Bro. Walter]. Bublitz introduced the following Representatives of the appendant Masonic Bodies of the State of Missouri: Most Excellent Companion A. Eldon Hoover, Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Missouri Most Illustrious Companion Alfred W. Griffith, Grand Master, Grand Council, Royal and Select Masters of Missouri Right Eminent Sir Lloyd E. Poore, Grand Commander, Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Missouri Bro. Otto H. Lipp, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri INTRODUCTION OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS

R.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker introduced the District Deputy Grand Masters. INTRODUCTION OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

R.W. Bro. Herman A. Orlick introduced the District Deputy Grand Lecturers. INTRODUCTION OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS R.W. Bro. William R. Robbins introduced the following representatives of other Grand Lodges: M.W. Bro. Ormund B. Shaw, Grand Master of Arkansas M.W. Bro. Edwin A. Hamilton, Grand Master of Iowa M.W. Bro. W. Norman Penn, Grand Master of Maryland M.W. Bro. Perry A. Risberg, Grand Master of Wisconsin M.W. Bro. C. 'Varner Wells, past Grand Master of Georgia M.W. Bro. Charles S. McGinness, past Grand Master and Grand Secretary of Kansas M.W. Bro. Andrew J. White, Jr., past Grand Master and Grand Secretary of Ohio M.W. Bro. Mauro Baradi, past Grand Master of the Philippines R.W. Bro. Ralph E. Whipple, Grand Secretary of Iowa R.W. Bro. Ernest R. Hiegel, Grand Secretary of Wisconsin R.W. Bro. C. Milton Lancaster, Grand Treasurer of Maryland M.W. Bro. Carl R. Greisen, Grand Secretary Emeritus of Nebraska R.W. Bro. Earl M. Potter, Junior Grand Warden of Illinois R.W. Bro. Charles B. Jones, Junior Grand Warden of Tennessee R.W. Bro. Lloyd L. Duxbury, Jr., Senior Grand Deacon of Minnesota R.W. Bro. William R. Punt, past Grand Marshal of New York INTRODUCTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MASONIC HOME

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more letters, assuring me that they would reinstate; secretaries wrote me saying they had regained "so-many" members as a result of my letters, and a number of district deputy grand masters wrote that the campaign was showing fine results in their districts. Frankly, I had hopes of cutting our loss of last year by at least half. The words "I have failed" are harsh, particularly when so much time, thought, effort and money has been spent. No one cares to admit defeat. I have no excuses to offer. I did my best. There are, perhaps, two mitigating thoughts-first, what would our losses have been if I had not acted as I did? Secondly, there may be some delayed-action benefits derived from the program, particularly if the lodges will continue their special committees on contacting suspended, dimitted and "failed-to-advance" brethren. Much of our membership loss comes from deaths--2,996 in 1966-67. Following WWI there was a great increase in those knocking at the door of Freemasonry, and we reached our highest point numerically. These brethren are presently leaving us in large numbers to affiliate with the Higher Lodge Above. We have no control over this. However, we do have a control over those who are suspended NPD-of which there were 1,985 in 1966-67. As a result of my personal communications with several thousand suspended brethren, or those who have failed to advance, I have been amazed at the pattern their communications follow. In the majority of instances these men should not have been made Freemasons in the first place. A dedicated and alert investigation committee could have detected the reasons. This committee should go further than merely to determine whether the petitioner is a man of good moral character. An alert committee can usually detect the following danger signals: 1. A religious or family objection. If the committee had met with the wife as well as the petitioner, this would have manifested itself, or would have been resolved. 2. Not interested in continuing. Perhaps the petitioner did not understand what Freemasonry is. If he had read "On the Threshold" or if the questions and answers in Part I of the new booklet by the Educational Committee had been put to him, he would have had a better insight. 3. Unable to learn proficiency. Few candidates are told that they must spend much time in learning a proficiency examination. This comes as a complete surprise to them in many instances. Some men are unable to memorize even a sentence. A committee might well test their memorizing ability with a sample bit of verse or prose. 4. Financial problems. Although a committee has no right to go into financial problems in depth, it should determine whether the petitioner is affluent enough to take on the additional burden of paying initiation fees and annual dues. If a man does not appear to be financially secure, he should be rejected for his own good. 5. Works nights or a job on the road. As above, the petitioner should be informed that he must pass a proficiency which, in most cases, takes many hours with an instructor. Failure to explain this is unjust to him. However, daytime instruction is usually available. Many who fail to advance past the first degree plead a lack of time-or simply procrastinate. Symbolically, each lodge has two doors--one by which a new brother enters, and the other by which the members leave. Too many unqualified men are


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passing through the entrance door. and far too many brethren are leaving by the exit. Our greatest membership losses have been, and are now, occurring in the metropolitan areas, whereas many of our rural districts show consistent gains each year. Why is it that some lodges have the ability to attract young members and others do not? Why, in some lodges, do we see only grey hair and tired, wrinkled faces at the meetings-and yet in others there are bright and eager young men not only on the sidelines, but filling the chairs? Brethren, unless we attract young men we are lostl In spite of the difficulties I have delineated, I see the present image of Freemasonry in Missouri as bright, rather than dismal. I have dwelt on our shortcomings at such length only because I want to bring them to your attention-so that you will not hide your heads in the sand, but realize the deficiencies-and then go back to your own lodge and do something about itl Dedication and hard work are the key ingredients in the recipe for successful Freemasonry! In traveling over the state I have found unusual activity and new interest in the majority of the lodges. Time and time again, driving home after an official visit, I have experienced a warm glow of pride and satisfaction within me and have said to myself, "with dedicated brethren such as I have met tonight, Freemasonry in Missouri should not fear for the future." Time and time again the district deputy grand master would tell me, "The brethren in this lodge may not have their ritualistic work down perfect, but they have more Masonic spirit than any other lodge in Missouri." Strange, but gratifying, that so many deputies would use almost the same words. When en路 thusiasm is present, good ritual usually follows. Perhaps the most encouraging indication of the present well-being of the Fraternity in Missouri is the building of many new temples and remodeling of old halls that has taken place during the past three years. It is continuing at an accelerated pace. This is happening in both the cities and in the rural towns. In addition, other temples and halls have instigated "clean-up" and "paint-up" campaigns. The reports of the district deputy grand masters are very encouraging in this instance. The Building Supervisory Board, headed by Judge Roy W. McGhee, has been the most active committee of the Grand Lodge this year. A number of new temples have been erected in towns with less than 500 population. Russellville Lodge No. 90 is a shining example. They have a membership of 66 but only 35 are resident members. Working over a period of several years and using volunteer labor, they have erected the finest building in the town, the value of which must be at least $75,000. It is important for Freemasonry to present a good "face" to the public, and these lodges are doing just that. Although it takes time, money and talent to engage in any major building or remodeling, the results are usually rewarding-new interest, new activity and new members. In short, brethren, I believe that the future of the Craft in the State of Missouri is bright. We are shedding our "dead wood"-men who should not have been Freemasons in the first place. We will eventually come up with a core of devoted, hardworking members. I would rather see the membership drop to 50,000 dedicated Freemasons than expand to 150,000 card-carrying members!


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MASONIC HOME Covered by president's printed report. DISPENSATIONS, CORNERSTONES AND DEDICATIONS Covered in Grand Secretary's report. DEATHS Covered in Necrology report. CONSOLIDATION OF LODGES Covered in Grand Secretary's report. LODGES U.D. Covered by report of Committee on Lodges U.D. FOREIGN VISITATIONS See under "visitations" (Arkansas, Louisiana, Indiana and Iowa) . DECISIONS As has been stated by every grand master in my memory-90% of the requests received by a grand master for "decisions" are not necessary. The bylaws of this grand lodge are explicit in most cases. Yet the letters pour in! Therefore most of my actions were not "decisions" at all, but merely letters or phone calls pointing out the sections of the by-laws which covered the problems. Local lodges have frequently written me direct for decisions. They should understand that such requests should come through their district deputy grand masters, who, in most instances, can answer their questions. When any matter of jurisprudence has arisen I have leaned heavily upon three distinguished lawyers-R.W. Bro. Harry Gershenson, chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee, R.W. Bro. Elvis A. Mooney, deputy grand master and Past Grand Master Martin B. Dickinson. The few decisions made during my year are as follows: 1. In a case where a brother was a member of a Masonic lodge in another state, which does not require a proficiency lecture on the Master Mason Degree before holding office or voting, it was ruled that it was not necessary for this brother to turn in the proficiency lecture of the Master Mason degree, according to Missouri ritual-or any other ritual-before being qualified to vote, dimit or hold office. Under the law of the grand lodge of the state where the brother was obligated, he was a Master Mason in full and good standing, and our Missouri lodge accepted him as such. To do otherwise would penalize a brother who has consistently acted in good faith. 2. A DeMolay Chapter, which wished to send a degree team to Texas, requested one lodge for a contribution of $500, and wished to contact other lodges in the district for various amounts. I called attention to the resolution adopted at the 1967 convocation, whereby lodge funds might be expended for Masonic-allied youth organizations, with the approval of the grand master.


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I ruled that while I saw no objection to a lodge buying robes and paraphernalia, paying rent and insurance for the Masonic youth groups. that this resolution did not open the doors to such an unusual expenditure as re路 quested in this instance. 3. In the case of a candidate, who had little or no hearing-even though wearing a hearing aid-and who would not be able to hear, or understand any of the work being conducted-unless he could clearly see the person speaking, and even then, being doubtful that any communication would be understood-I ruled that this physical handicap would be so severe as to bar him from membership. 4. Although not a ruling of the grand master, it should be mentioned that a certain funeral parlor was distributing book matches bearing a Masonic emblem, combined with the name of the funeral home. The establishment was neither owned nor operated by Masons. As grand master, I called to the attention of the owners that this was improper under Masonic law, and that if they had been Freemasons, charges would have been preferred. It was explained to them that no action could be taken against them, but we hoped they would discontinue the practice. They complied in a very gracious manner. TRIAL COMMISSIONS The trial commission appointed by 1\J.Wor. Brother Russell E. Murray for the case of Sullivan Lodge No. 69 vs. Brothers Manwarring and Dorson was dismissed. Those on the commission were R.\V. Brothers Vern H. Schneider, chairman, Albert Van Gels and Eugene Harder. The charges pending against Brothers Manwarring and Dorson were remanded to Sullivan Lodge, at its request, for appropriate action. UNUSU AL EVENTS Although I will not read the list of visitations made this year, several unusual events should be mentioned. Trenton Lodge No. I II, my home lodge, gave a dinner in my honor on October 20 which was attended by several hundred persons, many coming from distant parts of the state and out-of-state. The annual session of the Order of Eastern Star was held October ]8 in the municipal auditorium at Kansas City. I was graciously received by Worthy Grand Matron Mrs. Fern 'Veber, her corps of officers and members of the Star. The Washington, D.C. meetings. I have attended the annual "Masonic Week" in Washington for almost 20 years and have found it to be a broadening experience as it attracts the leaders of Freemasonry throughout North America and many foreign countries. Last year at the Conference of Grand Masters I had the honor of being appointed to a six-year tenn on the Committee of Information and Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges. . Missouri's first table lodge was held March 23 at the Platte City High ~chpol. under the direction of ~~wis C. "Wes" Cook, the Junior Grand M~~h~I. .,This event, sponsored by the 23rd district, was outstanding in ~v~r~\ireweq,_and if your lodge is looking for an unusual activity, I highly recommend that you consider holding a "table lodge."


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The dinner meeting of the 15th District in Hannibal on March 16, under the direction of R.W. Bro. Henry F. Burkhead, was by far the largest and best attended district meeting of the year. The Grand Master's Breakfast held in St. Louis each spring has always amazed me, not only for the large number attending, but the excellence of the speakers selected. This year was no exception and M.W. Bro. Robert L. Pugh, Past Grand Master of North Carolina, captivated those present with his wit and wisdom. My special thanks goes to the committee which has arranged this breakfast for the past 16 years-Richard O. Rumer, Robert L. Aronson, Harry C. Ploetze and Alfred M. Frager. This year the Grand Master's DeMolay Class was held on the afternoon of the breakfast in the New Masonic Temple and it was a pleasure to see the lodge room filled with dean-cut young men who will be our leaders of tomorrow. VISITATIONS Oct. I-Annual meeting of State Historical Society of Missouri. Introduced as the new Grand Master. Oct. 5-Anniversary meeting of my home lodge, Trenton No. Ill. Oct. 1O-1l-I2-Meeting of York Rite Publishing Co. in Duluth, Minn. Oct. 13-14-25th anniversary of 746th Tank Battalion (my WWII outfit) in Chicago. Oct. 17-1ooth anniversary of Hamilton Lodge No. 224. Oct. IS-Addressed annual session of Order of Eastern Star in Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City. Oct. 19-Homecoming dinner, Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Kansas City. Oct. 20-Dinner in my honor by Trenton Lodge No. III in Christian Church. Trenton. Oct. 21-1ooth anniversary meeting of Gallatin Chapter No. II, R.A.M. Dinner in evening, honoring Dr. Edward E. Nixon, grand high priest. Oct. 22-1ooth anniversary of Trilumina Lodge No. 205, Marshall. Afternoon open meeting. Oct. 23-Laid cornerstone of community building in afternoon at Fairfax and addressed open meetin~ of Fairfax Lodge No. 483 in evening. Oct. 26-100th anniversary of Vincil Lodge :\'0. 62, Cameron. Dinner and open meeting in high school. Oct. 27-Traveling. Oct. 2S-Annual 4:00 a.m. hreakfast of Perseverance Lodge No. 92 at Louisiana. Oct. 29-100th anniversary of Centralia Lodge :"10. 59. Open dinner in high school. Oct. 3D-Official visit to Trenton Chapter :\"0. 66 by Dr. Edward E. ='Jixon, grand high priest. Nov. 3-1ooth anniversary of Carroll Lodge :\"0. 249, Norborne. Nov. 4-Conference of grand lodge officers (morning and afternoon) at Jefferson City. :\'ov. 4-Red Cross of Constantine Dinner (evening) at Columbia. ~ov. 5-Meeting of district deputy grand masters and grand lecturers in Jefferson City. Nov. 6-Travel to Springfield. Nov. 7-Monett Lodge i\o. 129 hosted district dinner honoring past masters. 5~year pin presentations. ':JlIiM Nov. 8-Centennial dinner for Bolivar Lodge :"olo. 195. ," --I;:: rbn;M Nov.9-Travel to St. Louis. Nov. lO-SpeciaI meeting with Mr. Sullivan and Masonic Home BmrfHiqnl~er足 . ,. I" Ii"! il / i /IIoG~i M-r.~ lin dl noon. Admissions committee met in evening.


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Nov. ll-Masonic Home Board. Nov. 12-Laying of new cornerstone and rededication of temple, America Lodge No. 347, St. Louis. Nov. 16-Trenton Council No. 37, R. &: S.M. Participated in degree work. Nov. 17-Presented two 50-year buttons to members of Trenton Lodge No. II 1. Nov. 2o.21-22-Grand Lodge of Arkansas, Little Rock. Dec. 2-Mary Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine dinner, Kansas City. Dec. 9-Met with Building Supervisory Board and members of Twilight Lodge No. 114 in Columbia. Dec. 14-Mercer Lodge No. 35, Princeton. Annual banquet and installation. Dec. 15-16-Masonic Home Board. Dec. 2S-Annual oyster supper and installation of Trenton York Rite bodies. Jan. 19-20-Masonic Home Board. Jan. 20-Good Hope Lodge No. 218, St. Louis. Jan. 24-Dinner, Boone County Masonic Association, Columbia. Jan. 25-Laredo Lodge No. 253. Jan. 29-Wardens and Masters Association, 33rd and 57th districts, at New Masonic Temple, St. Louis. Feb. 2-Conference of General Grand Chapter, R.A.M. International officers in Little Rock, Ark. Feb. 3-York Rite sectional meeting of South Central States, Little Rock, Ark. Feb. 4-5-Grand Lodge of Louisiana, New Orleans. Feb. 6--Annual Masonic dinner, Boonville. Feb. 15-Travel to Washington, D. C. Feb. 16-Afternoon meeting of officers of The Philalethes Society and evening workshop of the society. Feb. I7-All day meetings of the Allied Masonic Degrees. Feb. IS-As a member, met with the Committee of Information for Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges. Tea and reception for grand masters in late afternoon. Feb. 19-Conference of Grand Masters of North America. Acted as recorder for session on "Masonic Publications." As chairman, met with Masonic Service Association Committee on Educational Activities and Publications in late afternoon. Grand Masters' Banquet in evening. Feb. 20-Imperial Shrine breakfast honoring DeMolay. Grand Masters' Conference continues. Guest of Elmer W. Wagner at Grand Secretary's Banquet. Feb. 21-Masonic Service Association meetings. Gave report on Educational Activities and Publications. Feb. 22-Grand Lodge of Wisconsin breakfast, honoring visitors from foreign jurisdictions. Attended ceremonies at the George Washington National Masonic Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and presented Missouri's yearly check to the memorial. Feb. 23-26--Visited son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter in Virginia Beach, Va. March 13-Addressed Scottish Rite Luncheon Club, St. Louis. March 13-Magnolia Lodge No. 626, St. Louis, in evening. March 14-Meridian Lodge No.2, St. Louis. March 15-Special all-day meeting of Masonic Home Board. March 16-Regular meeting of Masonic Home Board. March 16--Dinner meeting of the 15th District in Hannibal. An excellent attendance. March 17-Travel. March IS-Past Masters' night at Osage Lodge No. 313, Nevada. March 19-Travel. March 21-Meeting of the 19th District at Brunswick. Presented two special 60year pins. March 23-Missouri's first "Table Lodge" under the supervision of Lewis C. Cook,


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junior grand marshal, and sponsored by the 23rd District. A capacity cro'.Vd filled the dining facilities of the Platte City High School and enjoyed a most unusual meeting. March 25-Meeting of the 3rd Masonic District, Unionville. March 30-Participated in degree work of Trenton Council No. 37, R. & S.M. March 31-Laid cornerstone of new temple of Russellville Lodge No. 90. April 3-Spickardsville Lodge No. 524, Spickard. April 6-Kansas City Masters and Wardens dinner, 9th & Harrison. AprilI5-Jamesport Lodge No. 564. Two 50-year pins. April I9-Finance meeting, State Historical Society, Columbia. April I9-District meeting, dinner and presentation of 50-year pin at Bonne Terre. April 20-Piedmont. April 21-District meeting of district deputy grand lecturers at Sikeston. April 22-Dinner and meeting of Odom Lodge U.D. at Portageville. April 23-Traveling. April 26-Admissions committee, Masonic Home. April 27-Home Board meeting in morning. Grand Lodge officers' meeting in afternoon. Moolah Shrine ceremonial in evening with Imperial Potentate Seay present. April 2S-Grand Master's Breakfast at Chase-Plaza Hotel with an address by Robert L. Pugh, PGM of N. C. Attended earlier services at Third Baptist Church. April 2S-Grand Master's DeMolay class in St. Louis New Masonic Temple in afternoon. Meeting of special committee in late afternoon. April 29-Grand Council, R. & S.M. Annual assembly in Jefferson City. April 30-Grand Chapter, R.A.M. Annual convocation in Jefferson City. Presented General Grand Chapter award to Robert Arnold. Spoke at annual banquet in evening. May I-Installed officers of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Missouri. May 4-Centennial dinner of Temple Lodge No. 299, Kansas City. May 6-Galt Lodge No. 423, Galt. May 100Conference of Grand Lodge officers in Kirksville. May Il-Trenton Lodge No. III conferred the third degree in Home Lodge No. 370, Des Moines, Iowa. Grand Master R. Kenneth Miller of Iowa and most of the grand lodge line of Iowa present. May 12-Cornerstone laying of Centennial Hall, State Teachers College, Kirksville in late afternoon. Walter Ploeser, grand orator of the Grand Lodge, gave oration. May 14-St. Joseph Red Cross of Constantine dinner. May 16-Travel. May 17-Grand Commandery, K.T. of Missouri in St. Louis. Past Commander's Association banquet. May IS-Masonic Home Board meeting; Grand Commander's banquet in evening. May I9-To Ste. Genevieve for historical research on Missouri's first lodge. Dinner with M.W. Bro. Judge Aronson and Mrs. Aronson. May 20-Flew from St. Louis to Indianapolis, Indiana for Sesquicentennial celebration of the Grand Lodge of Indiana. Grand Master's Banquet in evening. May 21-Sesquicentennial of Indiana continues. Grand Lodge banquet in evening. May 22-Travel, Indianapolis to Trenton. May 23-Dinner at Chillicothe in honor of A. Eldon Hoover, newly elected grand high priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Missouri. May 2S-Friendship Lodge No. 89, Chillicothe. May 29-To Fulton and conference with Ovid Bell Press on next Grand Lodge Proceedings. Evening dinner in Fulton, honoring A. Whitfield Griffith, newly elected grand master of the Grand Council, R. & S.M. June 14-15-Masonic Home Board, St. Louis. June 20-Centennial of Edina Lodge No. 291.


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June 22-Picnic of 37th Masonic District at Clinton. July 6-12-Was host to Grand Lodge officers (those who could attend), and their families at our Canadian cabin. Aug. 16-17-Masonic Home Board meeting, St. Louis. Aug. 17-Mercantile Trust Co. entertained Home Board members at a buffet supper and a baseball game between St. Louis and Atlanta (Atlanta won!). Aug. 18-Cornerstone laying of Wentzville Lodge No. 46. Aug. 23-Statewide Shrine Ceremonial at State Fair, Sedalia. Imperial Potentate Chester Hogan and Governor \Varren Hearnes present. Aug. 25-Cornerstone laying of First Baptist Church, Vienna, under auspices of Vienna Lodge No. 94. Aug. 31-Dedication of Masonic temple of Russellville Lodge No. 90. Sept. I-Dedication of Masonic temple, Winigan Lodge ~o. 540. Sept. 2-Presentation of 50-year pin, Jamesport Lodge No. 564. Sept. II-Third degree at Trenton Lodge No. 11 1. Sept. l7-19-Grand Lodge of Iowa at Des Moines. Sept. 20-IOOth anniversary of Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260, Defiance (evening). Sept. 20-Meeting of finance committee of State Historical Society, Columbia (morning). Sept. 21-Annual meeting of State Historical Society (morning). Sept. 21-Dinner, officers of the 30th Masonic District at St. Charles. Sept. 22-Ways and Means Committee meeting in St. Louis. Sept. 27-50-year pin presentation at Bonne Terre. Sept. 28-Masonic Home Board meeting, St. Louis. Sept. 28-Conference of Grand Lodge officers, St. Louis. Sept. 29-Meeting of 'Vays and Means Committee; practice opening, Grand Lodge officers; Grand Master's banquet. Sept. 30-The 147th annual communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Oct. I-Final session of Grand Lodge.

ODDITIES One brother wrote me from Oklahoma stating that he couldn't afford to pay his lodge dues, but he wanted to assure me that his interest in Freemasonry had not diminished-he went on to explain that both he and his wife were members, in good standing, of the Eastern Star in Illinois and the White Shrine in Oklahoma. Another informed me that he was dropping all affiliations except the Shrine. Still another called me long distance to explain that he had dimitted because his wife had been blackballed in the Eastern Star and thereafter suffered a mental breakdown. This made it difficult for him because each time he attended lodge or received a Masonic letter, she had a relapse. A group in one lodge requested that I make one of their candidates a Freemason "at sight," explaining that he was too busy to learn the proficiency examinations. RECOMMENDATIONS I recommended that the standing resolution on "Fifty-Year Buttons" be amended in such a manner as not to imply that the Grand Master must present the button personally, or if unable to do so, must name one to make the presentation. Last year there were 730 50-year buttons presented. Of course a Grand Master can not present that many buttons, and even the task of writing 750 letters requesting another to present them is quite a burden. I recommend that the present penalty levied against a lodge for its failure to submit the annual return before August 1 be stiffened. This year, as


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late as September 5, there were 19 annual returns outstanding. I am informed by the Grand Secretary that year after year the majority of these are chronic offenders. This puts the office of Grand Secretary in a bind as statistical tables cannot be prepared until the last lodge has reported. Often this has not been in time for the Grand Lodge session. A number of District Deputy Grand Masters have suggested to me that a new form be prepared for their use in making their annual reports to the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master. I so recommend and suggest that these forms be given to the deputies early in their year. Each lodge should be covered by a separate report. By doing this there would be some standardization of the deputies' reports. At the end of his term, the Grand Master should give his copies to the Grand Seecretary to be filed by lodges. Thus, over the years, a continuing picture could be had of any lodge by checking the file. IN APPRECIATION Brethren, few, if any, buildings in the state of Missouri are as admirably suited for our annual communications as the temple in which we now meet. This year the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (S.].) , Valley of St. Louis, has given the Grand Lodge of Missouri the use of this beautiful cathedral without charges for maintenance and power whatsoever. To us, this represents a savings of approximately $850.00. This action was taken by the Executive Committee of the St. Louis Scottish Rite Temple, whose chairman is Bro. Ballard Yates. The Secretary is Bro. Gerald Grayson. Their action had the approval of R.Wor. Bro. Walter C. Ploeser, Sovereign Grand Inspector General of Missouri. R.Wor. Bro. Ploeser wrote your Grand Master that the Executive Committee had taken this action because the members believe in their Grand Lodge -not thinking of them as "the public," but "our family," and they felt a certain satisfaction of "doing something for the heads of the family." The magnanimity of this offer is greatly appreciated by the Grand Lodge officers, who will express their thanks in a formal manner to the St. Louis Scottish Rite. It is my understanding that the invitation for next year's annual communication will be on the same basis. Later today, we will be given a welcome by a representative of the Scottish Rite, and I trust that the members of the Grand Lodge, here assembled, will respond enthusiastically. CONCLUSION For your grand master, the past year has been one of unusual activity and hard work, but I have encountered no great problems such as many other grand masters have faced in the past. Yes, there have been problems, but they have been minor and I trust that they have been settled to the satisfaction of all concerned. To my successor I am pleased to say, that as far as I know, he will not inherit any "hot coals" or unfinished business of any import. Much to my satisfaction, this year closes in a spirit of harmony and good will within our constituent lodges. My great pleasure has been meeting the brethren, their wives and families throughout the state. There is always a certain gleam in their eyes, sincerity in their handshakes and pride in their words, which indicates a deep-rooted affection and dedication to Freemasonry.


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There are hundreds of brethren to whom I should give thanks for their support and advice during my year. I will not list them for fear of omitting some, and will confine my recognition to two persons. First is M.W. Bro. Robert L. Aronson, who appointed me to the line many years ago, and who has remained my friend, confidant and adviser throughout the years. Few men can match the heart-felt interest in Freemasonry that Judge Aronson has exemplified by word and deed. Although it was M.W. Bro. Aronson who appointed me to the line, it was my wife, Juanita, who has kept me in it for nine years, and since being elected grand master she has given me much needed encouragement and support. Juanita, like thousands of wives in the State of Missouri, believes that Freemasonry is good for her husband, the community, the state and the nation! Following me, brethren, is the finest group of officers and potential leaders that this grand lodge has ever seen. Every single one of them is more qualified to serve as grand master than I have been. During the past two years your grand officers have talked over our problems as a group; we have decided upon the direction we should take, and all have committed ourselves to continue the programs that have been set thus far. As a result, we now have some continuity of purpose which will not be broken. Undoubtedly Elvis A. Mooney, deputy grand master, will be elected grand master today. I predict that R.W. Bro. Mooney will be one of the strongest grand masters in our history. He will raise the Masonic fraternity in Missouri to new heights, as will those who follow. Thank you all for the honor that you have bestowed upon me! Fraternally submitted, WILLIAM R. DENSLOW, Grand Master. R.W. Bro. Elvis A. Mooney, at the conclusion of the Grand Master's address, stated that it would be referred to the Committee on Grand Master's Address. NOMINATIONS FOR MASONIC HOME BOARD

The following were nominated for election to the Masonic Home Board: ONE YEAR TERM

FOUR YEAR TERM

David Hensley

James A. Noland, Jr. Charles C. Oliver, Jr. Harry C. Ploetze

and since there were no other nominations for the short term the Grand Master declared Brother Hensley duly elected. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS

M.W. Bro. Russell E. Murray read the report of the Committee on Grand Master's Address, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried, and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. 6- .M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Committee of Grand Master's Address submits the following report: We feel that the Grand Master should be highly commended for his study and report on the State of the Craft. Also for his instigation of the campaign to


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personally contact all the brethren who had been suspended for nonpayment of dues or failure to advance, also for his analysis of the replies he received. This was a tremendous task and required much of his time. We do not feel that this was a lost cause or that, as he says, he has failed, rather that the results may show up in the coming years. We are mindful of the many hours of time given to the Craft by the Grand Master in his many visitations which he has reported as well as the many other duties which he was called upon to perform. For these contributions of time and effort we express the sincere thanks of the Grand Lodge. Those portions of the address dealing with decisions and Masonic Law are respectfully referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence. We respectfully recommend that all other matters not herein desiRnated be referred to such committees as may be appropriate. }<'raternally submitted, RUSSELL E. MURRAY, Chairman, MARTIN B. DICKINSON,

HAROLD M. JAYNE,

JAMES M. SELLERS,

J. M. BRADFORD,

BRUCE H. HUNT,

FORREST C. DONNELL,

P.

GEORGE F. MORRISON,

FRANK

WILLIAM J. CRAIG,

HAROLD O. GRAUEL,

ORESTES MITCHELL, JR., M. E. EWING,

RICHARD O. RUMER, ROBERT

BRIGGS,

L.

ARONSON.

REPORT OF THE 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

114,866 1,015 2,730 2,325 2,298

Total Membership, June 30, 1968 Net Loss . Initiated . Passed . Raised .. SPECIAL ORDER OF HEAU:,,/(;

None. COMMISSIOJ>;S TO DEPUTIES

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

None. CH.-\RTERS ARRESTED

None. CHARTERS GRANTED

Odom Lodge

~o.

671, Portageville, Missouri, as of Octobcr 1, 1968. LODGES CONSOLIDATED

Malta Lodge No. 402, Malta Bend, Mo., consolidated with Trilumina Lodge No. 205, Marshall, Mo., on January I, 1968. Pleasant Lodge No. 160, Morrisville, Mo., consolidated with Bolivar Lodge No. 195, Bolivar, Mo., on May 14, 1968. COURTESIES

Ninety-eight requests have been made to Sister Jurisdictions to confer degrees


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for Missouri lodges: and 49 requcsts havc heen made to \Iissollri Jurisdictions.

l()d~es

hv Sister

DlSPE;\1SATIONS

By order of Grand Master Denslow dispensations were issued as follows: September 28, 1967, to M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson, P.G.M., Kansas City, Mo., to lay the cornerstone of the Beverly Hills Baptist Church, 31st and Crysler, Independence, Mo., on Sunday, October 8, 1967. September 29, 1967, to R.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker, Senior Grand Steward, Neosho, Mo., to lay the cornerstone for a Carthage Elementary School, Carthage, Mo., on Sunday, October 15, 1967, at 1:30 p.m. October 4, 1967, to R.W. Bro. Frank O. Phillips, District Deputy Grand Master (40th District), Cedar Hill, Mo., to dedicate a building of the Jefferson College, two miles north of Hillsboro, \'1<>., on Hi~hway 21, for Masonic purposes on Sunday, October 8, 1967, at 2:30 p.m. October 4, 1967, to the Wor. Ma"ter of Southwest Lodge No. 466, Southwest City, Mo., to confer the Third Degree on one of their candidates in a field % mile north of Southwest City'S ball park, on the evening of October 20, 1967. October 18, 1967, to M.W. Bro. Morris E. Ewin~, P.G.M., Morrisville, Mo., to dedicate new temple of Walker Lodge No. 605, Walker, Mo., on Monday, October 23, 1967, at 8:00 p.m. November 14, 1967, to M.W. Bro. Harold O. Grauel, P.G.1\I., Cape Girardeau, Mo., to lay the cornerstone of a new temple for Shekinah Lodge r'\o. 256, Festus, Mo., on Sunday, December 10, 1967. November 17, 1967, to Wor. Master of Magnolia Lodge No. 626, St. Louis, Mo., to hold its annual installation of officers at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 3637 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, January 6, 1968. December 4, 1967, to Wor. Master of Sedalia Lodge No. 236, Sedalia, Mo., to confer the degrees upon Lloyd E. Schlup, according to Section 13.110, and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his representative. December 7, 1967, to R.\V. Bro. Charles S. Alcott, District Deputy Grand Master (31st District), Jefferson City, Mo., to dedicate new Masonic Temple of Linn Lodge :'Iio. 326, Linn, Mo., on Saturday, December 9, 1967, at 2:00 p.m. December 19, 1967, to Wor. Master of Fairfax Lodge No. 483, Fairfax, Mo., to confer the degrees upon Rev. Reid ~feIoy Swindler, according to Section 13.110, and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his representative. March 4, 1968, to R.W. Bro. Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Senior Grand Deacon, Piedmont, Mo., to lay the cornerstone and dedicate new lodge hall of ='Iaylor Lodge No. 568 at Naylor, Mo., on Sunday, March 10, 1968, at 2:00 p.m. March 8, 1968, to R.W. Bro. Emil J. Bratrud, District Deputy Grand Master (8th District), Rock Port, Mo., to dedicate new temple of t"orest City Lodge No. 214, Forest City, Mo., on Sunday, \Iarch 17, 1968, at 3:00 p.m. March 15, 1968, to Wor. Master of Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, St. Louis, Mo., to confer the degrees upon Thomas Harvey Fierce, according to Section 13.110, and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or his representative. March 15, 1968, to Wor. Master of Triangle Lodge :'Iio. 638, St. Louis, Mo., to re-ballot on petition of Arnold Clayton ~lcGowan because of an irregularity on original ballot, in accordance with Section 14.100 of the Grand Lodge by-laws. March 29, 1968, to Wor. Master of Trenton Lodge No. Ill, Trenton, Mo., to travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to open Home Lodge ;'\0. 370, chartered under the Jurisdiction of Iowa, but using the Missouri ritual, on Saturday, May II, 1968. Following that, Trenton Lodge :\'0. III will confer the Third Degree upon an Iowa candidate, starting at 7:30 p.m.


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March 29, 1968, to Wor. Master of Southwest Lodge No. 466, Southwest City, Mo., to hold a meeting of the lodge "outdoors" for the conferral of a degree upon a candidate on Saturday, August 3, 1968. April 3, 1968, to R.W. Bro. Frank O. Phillips, District Deputy Grand Master (40th District), Cedar Hill, Mo., to dedicate and consecrate new lodge hall of Shekinah Lodge No. 256 located at Crystal City, Mo., on Saturday, April 13, 1968. April 12, 1968, to Wor. Master of Naphtali Lodge No. 25, St. Louis, Mo., for permission to have the East Gate Traveler's Club of Kansas City, Mo., to confer the Third Degree on several candidates, on Saturday, June 22, 1968. April 12, 1968 to R.W. Bro. James N. Bradley, District Deputy Grand Master (35th District), Rich Hill, Mo., to dedicate new lodge hall of Butler Lodge No. 254, located at 205 West Dakota Street, Butler, Mo., on Sunday, May 12, 1968. April 12, 1968, to Wor. Master of Joachim Lodge No. 164, Hillsboro, Mo., to confer the Third Degree in the gymnasium of the Hillsboro R-3 Junior High School, on Saturday, April 20, 1968, at 2:00 p.m. April 16, 1968, to Wor. Master of Heroine Lodge No. 104, Kansas City, Mo., to hold all future meetings at Westport Masonic Temple, 3845 Broadway, Kansas City, :\10.

May 23, 1968, to R.W. Bro. Fielding A. Poe, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master (57th District), Berkeley, Mo., to lay the cornerstone of the new Masonic Temple for Mizpah Lodge No. 639 in the 12000 block of New Halls Ferry Road, on Sunday, May 26, 1968, at 2:00 p.m. September 5, 1968, to M.W. Bro. Morris E. Ewing, P.G.M., Morrisville, Mo., to lay the cornerstone of the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station, Mountain Grove, Mo., on Sunday, September 15, 1968, at 2:45 p.m. GRAl'\D REPRESE:\TATIVES

The Grand Master appointed the following Grand Representatives: T. G. Bergentz, Jr. Carl J. Oldenburg Louis E. Tibbetts Baltasar B. de Freitas George Sandor H. Jackson Staton Djalma Ouriques Eugene G. Williams Alva Miller Arthur E. Gwinn Demetrio Rossetti Rex L. Jensen Lloyd C. Seaman

Sweden ;\'eW York Kew Hampshire Para (Brazil) York (Mexico) Kansas Santa Catarina (Brazil) \\' isconsin Kentucky Florida Italy Nevada Switzerland

l'\O\I1:\ATIOi\S FOR (;RAND REPRESENTATIVES

d. 'Ves Konering

Leonard V. Bowers Lewis C. Cook Roy W. McGhee William R. Robbins John Burle Charles B. Whitchurch Ed ward E. Nixon Walter J. Bublitz

Para (Brazil) Montana :\'"ew Hampshire Maryland :\'"ebraska l' orth Dakota Queensland Alberta The Netherlands


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FIFTY - YEAR BU'ITONS PRESENTED

JUNE 30, 1967-JUNE 30, 1968

Acacia No. 602-Clarence E. Monson, Airs L. Spires, :'IJ'imrod A. Lindsey and Walter Eldon Bailey Adair No. 366-:\eal W. Cook, James Hutchison, Thomas E. Slater. Archie Grove Edwards and William Earl Musick Agency No. IO-Herbert G. Farris Algabil No. 544-Erwin Gottlieb Baehr, Paul M. Bernet, Edward Adam Doerr, Sr., Lawrence E. Fay, John Andrew P. Meyer, William Edwin Moser, Fred C. Wilkening, Fred E. Billmeyer, John Henry Willmore and Charles L. Zierbogcl America No. 347-0rville P. Worley and Carl Schopp Amsterdam No. HI-Charles B. Towers Anchor No. 443-Emil E. Brill, Ray F. Doerbaum and Edward A. Rottman Ancient Landmark No. 356-0tho B. Lynch Anderson No. 621-Harvey L. Maness and Louis B. Hutchison Appleton No. 412-H. R. Howard Arlington No. 346-Floyd E. Jones Ash Grove No. laO-Owen W. Anglum Ashland No. 156-Ross N. Glascock Aurora No. 267-David H. Fleischer, Charles A. Kuehn, Jr., and Maurice Satz Beacon No.3-Herman P. Mueller, Arthur Kleine, Henry E. Meyer, Elmer W. Grommet, Harry A. Hamelmann, Charles G. Norman, Floyd W. Buchanan, Chauncey W. Reno, Harry Darrough, John R. Hulser, Claude V. Johnson, Lee Howard Nolte, Arthur E. Welsh, John C. Wilke, W. Earl Aumann, S. Irving Lippmann, Robert I. Hawkins, Edward J. Noe, Emil F. Schwarting, John H. Bierman, Fred H. Magoon, August L. Pape, Jr., and Herbert Sierk Belton No. 450-Nelson H. Mullen, William D. Harrison, William E. Smith, George W. Waltmire, A. R. Marsh, Edward L. Trett and Enel B. Young Bee Hive No. 393-Guy W. Moore Benjamin Franklin No. 642-Joseph Goodman and Abe Kolodny Bethany No. 97-Melvern Cole. John S. Nally, James W. King, Sidney S. l.o~b and M. W. Sigler Berlin No. 378-Harry L. Estep and Briscoe Burnham Bolivar No. 195-Everett Gordon Durand Bonhomme No. 45-Henry Nickels Braymer No. 135-D. Ray Toomey Branson No. 587-Harry Evans Brentwood No. 6I6-Denver M. Wright, Sr. Bridgeton No. 80-Dennis F. Ritter and Roby A. Albin Buckner No. 501-Arthur C. Rodenberg Brookfield No. 86-R. E. Collis, Harry D. Atwood and Wayne W. Cowan Cache No. 4I6-Charles F. Kincaid, Albert H. Blind, Ernest A. Partney, Paul A. Petty, John E. Gaskill, Jr., William C. Huth, Jr., David R. Holmes, Valentine Ray Alexander, Harry .J. Wiedenbcck, Hiram W. Neuwoehner and Herman L. Meier Cairo No. 486-Uel L. Dameron and Aubrey E. Skinner Calhoun No. 522-M. R. Munday, Charles Cecil Wiley and Walter R. Houston California No. 183-Gustav Carl Blumstengel, Thomas Winfield Neuberger and Amos Karl Reed Canopy No. 284-David T. Young and Joe E. Mason Carl Junction No. 549-J. Fred Baugh Carroll No. 249-Ben T. Tassaro and Edward F. Henry Carterville No. 401-Edward Joseph Bourne and William Forrest pierce Carthage No. I97-Henry Kirk Wall


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Cass No. I47-Arthur Conger, Jr. Centertown No. 611-William H. Taylor and Joshua A. Shannon Chamois No. I85-Daniel F. Keisker and Joe W. Malan Charity No. JJI-Herbert E. Peterson, VerI B. Ward, Lorimer E. Knapp, Clarence A. Brown and Clarence H. Ormsby Clarence No. 662-Howard R. Combs Clark No. 610-C. M. Hulen Clarksburg No. 55J-Lewis Jobe Clay No. 207-W. Earl Wallace and Sam E. Sherwood Clayton No. 601-Nicholas Bernard Bender and Edward Sinclair Garvey Clifton No. 463-William G. Evans and William Arthur Arnold Clifton Heights No. 520-Frederick D. Fricke, Ben B. Bondurant, Edward S. B. Nielson, Henry Schmidt and Clyde W. Schroeder Clinton No. 548-Henry Clay Spangler Coldwater No. 485-Earl Bryan Phillips and James Marat McPherson Columbia No. 5J4-Harry J. Betz Commonwealth No. 654-Arthur C. Buhrmeister Composite No. J69-Aubrey C. Jones Concordia No. 464-H. F. Duensing Continental No. 454-Walter M. Bauer and Karl L. Urban Corinthian No. 265-Jason Lynn Drummond Cosby No. 600-Clarence H. Kelly and Lester H. Kelly Cosmos No. 282-Charlcs Goldman Country Club No. 656-Harold D. Robison Craft No. 287-A. Clyde Stork Craig No. 606-Guy G. McCoy Crescent Hill No. 368-Arthur Clyde Packer, Milton W. Hogan, Fay Rush and Donald J. Stith Cuba No. J12-A. L. Branson and LeRoy Leezy Cunningham No. 525-Leslie I. Kaye Cypress No. 227-Lonnie L. Facto Dawn No. 5J9-Wanda Wood Decatur No. 400-0ren E. Boucher, Leonard O. Goodman and J. Ernest Goodman East Gate No. 6JO-R. Frank Butler, DeWitt C. Briggs, Martin E. Tornquist, Albert A. Parke and Fred C. Wilson Edina No. 291-John Kinsel Elvins No. 599-Randall Tolman Murrill, William Arthur McGraw, Sr., and Frank Gale Thomasson Erwin No. I21-George Eichlenlaub, Sr., and William Stroh Euclid No. 505-Frank T. Kauffman and Louis W. Fielder Everton No. 405-W. L. Warner Ewing No. 577-John William McKinney Excello No. 332-Edward L. Binder and Chester Stanfield Excelsior No. 441-Earl F. Williams and Geor~e Louis Heyde Fayette No. 47-William J. Shaw Fenton No. 281-Frank V. Altman, Jr. Ferguson No. 542-Richard G. Dickhaus Fidelity No. JJ9-Arthur B. Stuckey, Mannie Brewer and Wardie Brewer Forest Park No. 578-Cecil L. Richardson Fraternal No. J63-William B. Murrell Friendship No. 89-Colton G. Woolsey Fulton No. 48-Clayton H. Hook Gardenville No. 655-Edward Eilenberger Gate City No. 522-Bert G. Sherman, Leao F. Shumway, William A. Jones,


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LeiKh and Da\'id T. Caleb

Gate of the Te1ll1)le No. 422-Arthur D. Knahh Gentryville A'o. 125-Curlis Crawford George Washington No.9-Edgar AIIen Rlair, Ceorge William Wulfemeyer, Robert Mueller, Percy William ~eslaKe, Rohert Doht Kerr, August A. Schulte, Frank Adolph Bobel and Charles Breitwieser Good Hope No. 218-Joseph H. Huez, Charley D. Merritt, George :F. Seaver, Arthur E. Bauer, George ReisinK, Claude P. Wilson, James C. Burger, George W. Davis, Fred E. Hoertel, Benjamin F. Letson, Jr., George J. LaRue. John E. Ryan. Homer Stanhope and Emil Bode Gorin No. 72-Guy Austin, John P. SneIling and Charles Hern Gower No. 397-W. Carl Walkup Grandview No. 618-Carl C. Johnson Granite No. 272-Gulph W. Grove, Michael B. Kendis, Ben .J. Stoner and Herbert W. Mason Grant Cit)' No. 66-Ira Martin Greenville No. 4I4-Elmer E. Barrett Griswold No. 178-Harry S. BerKel' Hale City No. 216-Cecil L. Irick Hamilton No. 224-Ruben K. Hartley and Earl R. Hauser Hannibal No. I8S-William R. Ihrig Hardin No. 322-Everett G. Stith Harmony No. 499-Walter E. Abell and Ralph W. Schwartz Havana No. 2I-John A. Childers and Charles E. Wright Hebron No. 354-R. Sidney Williams Henderson No. 477-Clyde R. Gault Herculaneum No. 338-Julius Frederick Bender, William Emil Fuetterer and Edwin Fred Keats Hermann No. 123-Frank Brumble, Erwin Hansen and Henry 'V. Begeman Heroine No. I04-Clifford P. Burgess, Frank J. Dietrich and Toby Fishman Hiram No. 362~S'tanley I. Hayden Hoagies Creek No. 279-Floyd \fitchell and A. Glenn Stewart Hope No. 25I-Donald AscI and Louis F. Baumann Howard No. 4-William ~. Martin Hunnewell No. 415-Harry See Huntsville No. 30-George L. McCormac Independence No. 76-Henry A. Wurtzel, James M. Saxton and William S. Palmer Ionia No. 381-John L. Slayton, James E. Shaw and James A. Pace Ionic 'No. I54-Enoch Roy Scott and Joseph Roland Spray Irondale No. I43-Richard Province, A. M. Cloninger, John A. Robinson and J ames Province Itaska No. 420-Vernon J. Lowenstein and 'Valter F. Scholl Ivanhoe No. 446-Marvin E. Brewer, Glen A. Wolford, Jesse H. Landis, Robert H. Ferguson, Kenneth B. Seymour, Rolley R. Kennedy, George P. Whyte, Jr.. Harry'''''. Austin, A. Ross Patrick, Starnes E. Walker, Edward H. Zwilling, William E. Mariner, Earnest L. Stultz, Leo B. Gribble, William Knox Atwood, Jacob P. Miclaw, Arthur W. Talbot, Earl M. Anderson, Hunter A. Brandner, Charles D. Dark, Sidney A. Sturgess and Hiram Emmons Kincaid Jackson No. 82-James P. Pound Jacksonville No. 541-Haskell Creed Jacoby No. 447-Fred Minkner Jamesport No. 564-A. Lee Jenkins, Paul McCue and Leon Hill Jasper No. 398-Everett Deardorff Jefferson No. 43-Louis Scwah, Thomas B. :\olatheI' and Fred E. McGhee


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Jennings No. 640-Edward H. Baumer, Walter W. Foltz, William C. Mallett, Emmett R. Funck and Oscar Erting Jewel No. 480-Noah W. Hunt, Harry R. Henley and Arthur P. Burnett Joplin No. 335-George Malcolm Fowler and Earl Brown Joppa No. 411-Alvin Wynne Kansas City No. 220-Francis W. Stakhoke, James A. Swift, Myro O. Hedge, Hu~h O. Kidd, Lloyd H. Kidd, Karl L. Bolton, Charles L. Fulkerson and Allen J. Smith Kennett No. 68-Julius M. Kohn Keystone No. 243-Fred C. Fischer, Theodore Figentzer, James ~f. Bradford, John B. Myers, Harry A. Becktold, Louis W. Worseck, Vernon J. Carter and Fred C. Heinrich King Hill No. 376-Frank Lehman Duve, Hugo H. Madden, Clarence W. McKowen, Robert C. Graham, John G. Utz and William J. Small Kirkwood No. 4M-Otto N. Reuther and Edwin F. Hoch Koshkonong No. 582-Robert T. Boles and Clarence C. Craft Lambskin No. 460-Fred A. Bull, Charles A. Neighbor, Si~mund M. Bass and John L. Meyer Lane's Prairie No. 53 I-Roy M. Hart LaPlata No. 237-Edwin Ray Adams and Herbert P. Holmes Laredo No. 253-Dale l\furphy LaRussell No. 592-J. V. Patton Leadwood No. 598-Loren C. ~fcHenry and L. A. Gideon Leban'on No. 77-Rainey C. Turnhough, Henry C. Kemon and John Haskins McInnis Lewistown No. 494-Egbert F. Arnold Liberty No. 3l-Hubbard A. Lawrence, Alan F. Wherritt and Miller E. Willmott Lick Creek No. 302-Clarence W. Deckerd and John W. Morris Uncoln No. 138-Roscoe G. Hare Linn No. 326-Lee Malan Linn Creek No. 152-Ancil B. Cannadv Livingston No. 51-Dale Maupin . [.od{{e of Love No. 259-Harry Herman Zugg and Sam J. Ross l.ouisville No. 409-Malcolm Moore and Franklin E. Poindexter McDonald No. 324-Charles A. Heiderstadt Mt. Hope No. 476-Hugh S. Morgan Mt. Moriah No. 40-Louis }o'. Korach, Karl A. Emich, Charles J. Kloske, William H. Albrecht, Edwin Schaeffer, Joseph H. Friedman, Oscar E. Teutenherg, ~fandell Haffner, Charls F. Rethron, John H. Surman, Joseph Greer, Jennings Nugent. Walter Hackman, Julius Greenspoon, Andrew \foss. Henry Kreher and 'Valter C. Satterfield Mt. Washington No. 6J.1-Clarence B. Kelley, Martin Hurst and George E. Hayes Mt. Zion No. 327-Fclix G. Halstead, Howard C. Kellett, Alfred R. Grimmett, Mason Senator Hogan, David Lee Hogan and Alhert Herndon Willis Magnolia No. 626-John S. Tevis, Ray Greathouse, Charles G. Smith, Charles \f. Golden, Fred A. :Morg, Arthur A. Fattmann, Sylvester L. Fisher, Milton H. Burns, Richard J. Thiele, Richard D. Wilhelm, Emil Julian Birk, James M. Conley, Walter H. Kiburz, Nicolaus G. Pausch, Edward M. Robinson and Rolla Boggs Maitland No. 112-Lloyd L. Arterburn Maplewood No. 566-Philip A. Williams and Glenwood F. Voges Marceline No. 481-Chester B. McAllister Marcus No. I/O-Claud Erwin Ruby Marlborough No. 569-George Roselli Afechanicsville No. 260-'Valter C. Haferkamp Mercer No. 35-:\. \Iardis Sheets and Quincy E. Thogmartin


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Meridian No.2-Charles H. Puff, Benjamin F. Beckman, Samuel Allen, Otto F. Pfeffer, Julius P. Neef, August E. Dellert, Abraham August Sparks and Frederick L. Schneider Middle Fabius No. 2H-John W. Reed Miller No. 567-William Clarence ParnelI Mineral No. 471-Edward L. Stiles Missouri No. I-Ralph M. Keeny, Sr. Mizpah No. 639-William F. Van Link, Arthur Wiebe, Alexander B. Wright, Walter M. St. Cyr, George Louis Kindorf, Leroy Herman Lewitz and Sloan Mueller Moberly No. 344-Ernest H. Lotter, Ernest D. Miller, Charles R. Kelly and T. H. Jones Modern No. 144-John A. Ham Monett No. 129-Roy Francis Lieser, John S. I'arrow, W. R. Davenport and Grant Z. Utter Moscow No. 558-J. B. Beckering. Reed Powelson and Francis Lee Robinson Mountain Grove No. 158-R. E. L. Julian Mountain View No. 637-Fidnk Todd Mystic No. 221-Andrew B. Seabaugh, Joseph C. Cobble, Clyde E. Seabaugh and Shelby Simpson Naphtali No. 25-Emanuel Leontsinis, Phillip E. Graf, John H. Geissler, William C. Ahl and Oliver R. Gaertner Neosho No. 247-John F. McKinney and Clyde W. Davis New Bloomfield No. 60-Charles :F. Standifer New London No. 307-J. Harry Carstarphan New Salem No. 270-H. H. Arnhold Nineveh No. 473-0. Carol Fletcher Nodaway No. nO-Theodore F. Palmer, Howard W. Kramer and CIun M. Price Northeast No. 643-Abraham Robinson Olive Branch No. 576-Frederick J. Richt, Theodore T. Schiffer, William H. Frohoff and Frank K. Mollencott Orient No. 546-Robert Clinton Davis, James Jesse Bell. Daniel W. Barton, Wil. liam E. Moling, Cal) Connor Coover, Alexander Fulton, Irwin Edward Lisher, Theodore E. Giese and Hugh F. Keller Osage No. 303-1.'. Max Keyser and Fred Julius Winters O'Sullivan No.7-Herschel Holder Overland No. 623-Max Million Dellison Owensville No. 62-1-Frank Henry Sassman .. Paris Union No. 19-Maple D. Thomas and Christie S. Mennefee Parrott No. J08-Wade Blaine Harvey and A. L. Steinhauser Paulville No. J19-Simon M. Gardner Pendleton No. 551-Benton O. Gideon Perseverance No. 92-Bert Sterne and Earl Kay Pilot Knob No. 182-C. M. Cearly and Lanard O. Dickison Plato No. 469-C. R. Willard Point Pleasant No. 176-Charles Arthur Neumann Polar Star No. 79-Fred Spohrer, Jr.. "'rank A. Campbell, Abraham A. Gralnick, Adolph J. Franklin, George W. Schellenberg, Charles Caress and Mort D. Pelz Pollock No. J.l9-Crcston D. Olinger Pomegranate No. 95-William Loebig, William Locffelman and LeRoy Phillip Schlicher Poplar Bluff No. 209-Walter B. Sutton and Charles Raymond Penney Pride of the West No. 179-Clarence F. Lloyd and Elmer F. Tansman Progress No. 657-Charles H. W. Juergens Putnam No. 190-Robert J. Collins, Raleigh H. Musgroce and Jerry 'Valdo Tucker


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Puxico No. 596-Cecil F. Montgomery and Elmer E. Merrett Pyramid No. I80-Waldo H. Will, Paul W. Sparks and Percy Newman Pythagoras No. 383-Pharis C. Sanders Quitman No. I96-James Joseph McDonald and Clarence Earl McDonald Ralls No. 33-Joe B. Holt Raytown No. 39I-Edward B. Gardiner, James Luther Robinson, Earl G. O'Flaherty, Arthur Searcy, Jesse Frank Cole, Ernest Grover Collings, Errol M. Huffman, Ray O. Stahl and Harold Wright Republic No. 570-John Cleve Nance and Vail B. Dollison Rising Sum No. 13-Jess Sevage Rolla No. 213-DeVere Joslin Rose Hill No. 550-George Ethelbert Ebersole, Elmer Leroy Corson and John W. Geppert, Sr. Rural No. 3I6-Clinton H. Razer, Harry Ralph Satterlee, Charles E. Walker, Harry Ogg and Dallas A. Whiston Russellville No. 90-Edward A. Murphy St. Clair No. 273-Messick E. Toalson and J. Elmer McClain St. Francois No. 234-Howard Hahn St. James No. 230-George O. Laun St. John's No. 28-John C. De LaPorte, Clarence Ora Haskins, Richard A. Seibel, Elwin C. Moelhmann and Cash C. Riggs St. Joseph No. 78-Walter Meierhoffer, Frank Reiser, Lafayette G. Huffman and Henry Thomas Muller St. Louis No. 20-Harry E. Thiele and Nathan E. Spilker St. Mark's No. 93-Hugo August Lang, Sr., Charles W. Kinsey, Major Cuskaden, A. S. Reed and Fred A. Kaempfer Sarcoxie No. 293-Harry T. Hammer and DeArcy Cashin Savannah No. 7I-John McDaniel and Clarence A. Eisiminger Sedalia No. 236-F. C. Tatcliffe, Frank S. Haukenberry, Carl Walter and George "'ichter Shamrock No. 585-William Reynolds Paden and Harry Jennings Robison Shaveh Lodge No. 6-I6-Powell Buck Cappel Shekinah No. 256-Calvin J. Smith, David A. Forgey, John L. Kleppsattel, William C. Sizemore, Sam Burnside and Stanley Samuel Morse Saxton No. 508-George E. Clark Seaman No. 126-Ralph W. Springer and Charles S. Dickson Shelbina No. 228-Edgar P. Blanton Sikeston No. 31O-John J. Powell, Jr. Solomon No. 27I-James F. Seaman, Henry C. Bodanske, John Wood Williams, Jr., Bruce Hannah, Frank Tisdell, Edgar E. Johnson, Lee A. Craig, James Emerson Crosby and Clarence E. McCubbin South Gate No. 5-17-Frank Reinholdt, Robert E. Beale, Granville E. Wall, Donald Hurd, Chester S. Kelley, George Kirscher, Ludwig E. Katherman, Fred T. Kemmerling, Harry Clyde Sparks, Otis Massey and Jerome Twichell Southwest No. 466-John E. Blevins Star of the West No. 133-1. Eugene Whitworth Stockton No. 283-Alex Clark Montgomery Strafford No. 608-George L. Johnson Sturgeon No. 174-Elbert J. Sims Temple No. 299-0die E. Emberton, John Clara Hanna, Walter J. Packwood, Louis M. Baze, Otto R. Bauml, Frank R. Johnson, Denver E. Weakley, Elmer T. McGraw, Clarence O. Ellsworth and Leon ;\lallon Theodore Roosevelt No, 661-Henry C. Harring and Harry .... C. Meyer Tower Grove No. 63I-Harry J. Sickel, Arthur M. Jacobs, Charles E. J. Hubeli,


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Charles \Y. Hatfield, Elbert C. Beynon, Richard O. Rumer, Arthur C. Weigand and Louis F. Heger Trenton No. ll1-Gail C. Flesher, Robert Samuel Donoho, 'Vallace K. Behnke, Willis W. Alexander and Aaron Haynes Drummond Triangle No. 638-Thomas W. Bryant, George Eugene ~icdt, Edward Lee Hill, George Palmer Branham and Herman Dietrich Dankloff Trinity No. 641-Guy Winkle and Charles H. Shine Trowel No. 410-Homer David Chandler Tuscan No. 360-Thomas F. :vrilford and Emmett D. Hennesay Twilight No. 111-~. W. Burton and Tilford Goslin Tyro No. 12-John A. Eversole, Emmett Ray Sloan, Harry Hockinghomer and G. B. Nipper Union No. 593-Walter J. Gorg Unionville No. 210-~. W. Gillum United No.5-Albert J. Shedivitz and Robert E. Burton Unity No. 195-John A. Tompkins University No. 649-James W. King and John Anthony Meyer Urbana No. 421-W. R. Butts Versailles No. 320-Charles Smoyer and Charles W. Harrison Vinci! No. 62-Arthur Barlow, Gustavus William Sherman and Cecil S. Compton Wakanda No. 52-Ferd A. Bezold and Harry Lee Thomas Walker No. 605-Clyde D. Haynes Warren No. 74-Herbert N. Elliott Warrenton No. 609-Fred W. Feuhring, Oscar J. Luelf, Ira 1\1. Chiles and Paul F. Schowergerdt Webb City No. 512-Danicl Locke Leyerle and Ralph E. Brown Webster Groves No. M-\Vendell P. Kinderman, Charles R. Manassa, Curtis 'V. McGee, 'Valter A. Sherwood, Clarence A. Reichart and Arthur H. Helbig Wellston No. 613-Louis Frank Westlake, Clarence Wittmer, Harry J. Rinehart, William F. G. Fricke and Homer L. Blankenbaker West Gate No. N5-William James Hook, James \lcIntosh, Eugene S. Coulter, Harry Frederick Reimler and George Peter Meyer Western Star No. 15-Carl P. Assel and Alfred J. Hartel Westport No. 340-Paul F. Cope, Orville Anderson, Dallas B. Huggins, Clement G. Miller, Elmer Wingren, Charles A. Jones, E. E. Kuntz, Claude Rader, Frank E. Tantow, Leo B. Goldberg, Angelo Scott, Thomas Sicola, John E. Sholuncl, \V. A. Kliphart and Edward Valot Wheeling No. 434-David F. Groce Whitewater No. -IJ7-Charles \Veston Henderson Willard No. 620-Benjamin H. Dickey, John Sam Cloud and Thomas Wesley Wadlow, Sr. Wm. D. Muh' No. 2ii-Claud E. Stone Williamstown No ..nO-John S. Smith Xenia No. 50-Claude A. Grotey Zeredatha No. 189-\Villiam E. Saunders, Leon C. Harris, George T. \Vorthen, Gladys A. Stein heimer, Galen S. Mannan and Arthur \V. Worden There was a total of 737 fifty-year Buttons presented during- the fiscal year. Respectfully submitted, ELMER W. WAGl'ER,

Grand Secreta)')'.


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER

R.W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner presented the report of the Grand Treasurer, R.W. Bro. William H. Utz, Jr., which was received, and is as follows: Balance in Mechanics' Bank-St. Joseph, Missouri-June 30, 1967 Mercantile-Commerce Trust Company, St. Louis, Missouri

$ 22,874.31 715.65 $23,589.96 425,785.81 59,283.26

Received from Grand Secretary Transfer from Agency Account

$508,659.03 497,086.40

Total Receipts Total Disbursements

$ 11,572.63 Balance June 30, 1968 ... Consisting of: 1,572.63 Balance in Mechanics' Bank, St. Joseph, Missouri 10,000.00 Balance in Mercantile-Commerce Trust Company Balance in First National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri, interest in 00.00 Agency Account . $. 11,572.63 Balance in Bank-General Fund-June 30, 1968 Assets in General Fund Agency-First National Bank in Kansas City, Missouri, June 30, 1968. Market Par Carrying Value Value Value $ 90,383.60 V.S. Treasury :\otes $ 92,139.50 $. 92,000.00 V.S. Treasury Bills 58,211.88 57,701.20 61,000.00

Total Securities Vninvested Cash

$153,000.00

$. I50,35 1.38

$148,084.80

00.00

Total

$. I50,351.38 SECURITIES-PERI\IA;\;E:>;T FU:-':D

V.S. Treasury Bonds . U.S. Treasury Notes " Total Securities ..... Uninvested Cash in Principal Account

.... S208,OOO.OO 21,000.00

$207,580.00 21,171.00

$182,254.60 20,658.40

$229,000.00

$228,751.00 572.46

$202,913.00

Total

$229,323.46

Detail of V.S. Bonds, V.S. .:\Iotes and LS. Bills, maturities and amounts in each issue will be found on pages 7 and 8 of the Audit Report of Harvey & Wagener, Certified Public Accountants, as of July I, 1967 to June 30, 1968, as filed in the Grand Secretary's office. Respectfully submitted, WM. H. UTZ,

JR.,

Grand Treasurer. REPORT OF THE AUDITOR

R.W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner, Grand Secretary, presented the report of


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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 I, 1967 to June 30, 1968, also the Masonic Home Initiation Fund, the George Washington Memorial Fund, and the Joseph S. McIntyre Library Fund for the same period and respectfully present the following report: GENERAL FUND--PER GRAND SECRETARY'S BOOKS STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS AND COMPARISON WITH BUDGET JULY

1, 1967

TO JUNE

30, 1968

Actual OveTor

(Under) Cash Receipts Actual Budget Budget Per Capita Tax $366,663.58 $366,321.98 $ 341.60 Masonic Home Initiation Fees 28,150.00 28,050.00 100.00 George Washington Memorial Association Fees 2,815.00 2,805.00 lO.OO Sale of Manuals .. ............ 1,980.68 1,800.00 180.68 Dues Receipt Cards 2,126.60 2,100.00 26.60 Sale of Grand Lodge Forms and Books: Constitution and By-Laws $ 440.00 Grand Lodge Forms ... 462.06 681.49 1,381.49 Freemason Proceedings, etc. 479.43 700.00 Interest on Investments: Permanent Fund, Less Trustee Fee of $400.75 $7,614.2:i General Fund, Less Trustee Fee of $352.31 6,803.43 Miscellaneous Total Budgeted Items Estate A. L. Snider . . . . . . . .. . Visits-D.D.G.M. and D.D.C.L.

14,417.68

13,500.00

917.68

169.85

300.00

130.15

$417,704.88 $415,576.98 $2,127.90 .

2,680.93 5,400.00

Total Income Receipts . Transfers from Agency Accoun t

$425,785.81 59,283.26

Total Receipts . Disbursements-Per Schedule Attached

$485,069.07 497,086.40

Excess of Disbursements over Receipts Balance, July 1, 1967 .....

$ 12jJ17.33

Balance, June 30, 1968

$ 11,572.63

Italics denote red figure.

23,589.96


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Actual Consisting of Balance in Mechanics Bank, St. Joseph, ~1issouri $ 1,572.63 Balance in Mercantile-Commerce Trust Company, St. Louis, Missouri-Imprest Fund 10,000.00 Balance in First Nattonal Bank, Kansas City, Missouri-Interest in Agency Permanent Fund Account . Balance in Banks-General :Fund, June 30, 1968

Rudget

Actual Over or (Under) Budget

$ 11,572.63

GRAND LODGE A.F. &: A.M. OF MISSOURI GENERAL FUND STATF.:\rF.NT OF CASH

DlSBURSE~fENTS AI':D

JULY

1, 1967

TO JUNE

COMPARISON WITH BUDGET

30, 1968 Actual Over or

Actual

Budget

(Under) Budget

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 40.32 2,159.68 2,200.00 Masonic Service Association-Per Capita 5,000.00 3,000.00 2,000.00 Masonic Service-Hospital Visitation ..... Contributions to Masonic Temple Association 3,600.00 3,600.00 for Maintenance-Grand Lodge Quarters .. Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges 100.00 100.00 $ 29,759.68 $ 27,800.00 $1,959.68

By Requisition Grand Master Expenscs..-Grand Master ... $ Expenses..-Grand Lecturer Expenscs..-Grand Lodge Officers and Committees Conference of Grand Lodge Officers .... Conference of D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. Washington, D.C. Meeting . Auditing . Grand Master's Contingent Fund Expenses of Grand Lodge Session Sesquicentennial Committee .

4,220.98 $ 4,791.28 1,049.71 605.97 2,789.18 1,753.00 200.00 890.71 7,022.53 648.80

5,400.00 $1,179.02 4,800.00 8.72 1,500.00 450.29 1,500.00 894.03

2,500.00 289.18 1,700.00 53.00 200.00 2,000.00 1,109.29 7,500.00 477.47 1,200.00

551.20

$ 23,972.16 $ 28,300.00 $4,327.84 By Requisition of Grand Secretary Salaries..-Grand Lodge Office . $ 13,680.00 $ 13,800.00 $ 120.00 Employees' Tax Expense-Social Security and 1,300.00 .Federal Unemployment Insurance 35.26 1,264.74

Italics denote red figure.


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Insurance Operation of Grand Lodge Office: A-Printing, Postage and Stationery B-Telephone and Telegrams . . . . . . . C-Office Equipment ......... D-Office Supplies E-Incidental Office Expenses Incidental Travel and Expense of Grand . ........ Secretary ............ Grand Master's Regalia Dues Receipt Cards Fifty Year Veterans Buttons Printing Proceedings ..

251.00

700.00

449.00

3,939.81 845.52 66.84 501.88 504.85

4,000.00 1,200.00 1,000.00 300.00 500.00

60.19 354.48 933.16 201.88 4.85

531.62 171.13 2,076.81 2,420.50 5,603.82

500.00 175.00 2,100.00

31.62 3.87 23.19 2,420.50 603.82 5,000.00

$ 31,858.52 $ 30,575.00 $1,283.52 By ReqUisition Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee on

Correspondence Masonic Education Ritual .. Relief and Charity By-Iaws--Pocket Part ..... Mileage and Per Diem Forms and Ceremonies

$

750.00 $ 750.00 $ 11,000.00 17.36 10,982.64 600.00 515.16 84.84 3,000.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 71.90 600.00 671.90 28,000.00 1,820.86 26,179.14 261.48 1,700.00 1,438.52

$ 42,537.36 $ 45,650.00 $3,112.64 Total Budgeted Grand Lodge Operating Expenses $128,127.72 $132,325.00 $4)97.28 Masonic Home-Per Capita Tax $253,939.78 $253,939.78 $ Masonic Home Initiation Fund 28,060.00 28,060.00 George Washington Memorial Association 2,810.00 2,806.00 4.00

$284,809.78 $284,805.78 $ 4.00 $412,937.50 $417,130.78 $4,193.28 5,435.00 78,425.20 56.85 241.66

Total Expenses .... Payments--D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. Visits Transfers to Agency Accoun t Per Capita Tax-Refund Tax-Estate A. L. Snider ...

$497,096.21 Deduct: Discount-Missouri Withholding Tax $ Discount-St. Louis Earnings Tax ..

6.29 3.52 9.81

Total Disbursements

$497,086.40 SEClJRITlFli-I'ER:\1ANE:-;T FUlIiD

We did not examine the securities, which are held by the First National Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, as agent, but checked the I talics denote red figure.


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statement dated June 28, 1968 as to charges and credits with the previous statement dated June 30, 1967. Market United States Treasury Bonds ValtU! Interest Par Canyiuj{ June 30, Rate Value Value 1968 Maturity $ 40,000.00 $ 40,000.00 $ 36,300.00 6/15/67/72 2~% 5,000.00 5,000.00 4,524.00 9/15/67/72 2~% 25,000.00 25,000.00 22,312.50 12/15/67/72 2~% .,. 30,000.00 30,050.00 29,325.00 10/ 1/69 4 % 10,000.00 10,025.00 9,318.00 5/15/74 4~% 43,000.00 42,590.00 37,074.60 4 % . 2/15/80 16,000.00 15,915.00 12,625.60 2/15/90 3~% . 10,000.00 10,000.00 7,891.00 3 % . 2/15/95 29,000.00 29,000.00 22,883.90 11/15/98 3~% $208,000.00 $207,580.00 $182,254.60 United States Trcasury Notcs Interest Rate Maturity 11/15/70 5/15/72

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Par Value

%

Carrying Value

Market Value June 30, 1968

$ 19,000.00 $ 19,171.00 $ 18,734.00 2,000.00 2,000.00 1,924.40

4:Y4%

$ 21,000.00 $ 21,171.00 $ 20,658.40

Total Securities Uninvested Ca.~h ill Principal Account First National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri

$229,000.00 $228,751.00 $202,913.00 572.46

Total

$229,323.46 SECURITIES-GENERAL FU:\D

United States Treasury Notes

Maturity

[uterest Rate

8/15/68 5/15/71

4y.t% 5y.t%

Par Value

.$

Carrying Value

Market Value June 30, 1968

2,000.00 $ 1,999.00 $ 1,985.60 90,000.00 90,140.50 88,398.00

$ 92,000.00 $ 92,139.50 $ 90,383.60

United States Treasury Bills 9/26/68 9/30/68

$

9,000.00 $ 8,880.84 $ 8,524.80 52,000.00 49,331.04 49,176.40

$ 61,000.00 $ 58,211.88 $ 57,701.20 Total Securities

$153,000.00 $150,351.38 $148,084.80


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L'nillvested Cash in Principal Account First National Bank, Kansas City, l\1issouri

.

T~~

$150,351.38

Following is a summary of the changes in the principal account of the Permanent Fund during the year under review:

S

Uninvested Ca"h, July I, 1967 Receipts . Disbursements . . . .. . .. Uninvested Cash, June 30, 1968

572.46 ~onc

$.

None 572.46

We also checked the statement of income and expenses and submit the following summary: Balance, July 1, 1967 Income Interest Income, July 1, 1967 to June 30, 1968: United States Treasury Bonds United States Treasury Notes

s $

6,970.00 1,045.00

8,015.00

Expense Agent's Collection Fee

400.75 S 7,614.25

:'\et Interest Income Transferred to General Fund

7,614.25 $

Balance, June 30, 1968 ...

Following is a summary of the changes and credits in the Principal Account of the General Fund: Balance, July 1, 1967 Transferred from Income Account Transferred from Grand Lodge General Fund Receipts $20,000.00 U.S. Treasury Bills Matured 7/6/67 $20,000.00 U.S. Treasury Rills Matured 7/27/67 $20,000.00 U.S. Treasury Rills Matured 10/5/67 $20,000.00 U.S. Treasury Bills Matured 1/25/68 $2.?,OOO.00 U.S. Treasury Rills Matured 3/28/68 $ 9,000.00 U.S. Treasury Bills Matured 6/27/68

$

1.12 3,425.20 75,000.00

$ 19,503.40 19,565.42 19,783.60 19,490.00 24,400.44 8,890.50 $111,633.36 $190,059.68

Total Disbursements $20,000.00 U.S. $20,000.00 U.S. $25,000.00 U.S. $52,000.00 lJ .S. $ 9,000.00 U.S. .1) 9,000.00 C.S.

Treasury Treasury Treasury Treasury Treasury Treasury

Bills-Due Bills-Due Bills-Due Bills-Due Bills-Due Bills-Duc

10/5/67 1/25/68 3/28/68 9/30/68 6/27/68 9/26/68

S 19,783.60 19,490.00 24,400.44 49,331.04 8,890.50 8,880.84 $130,776.42


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59,283.26

Transfers to General Bank Account

$190,059.68 Balance June 30, 1968 AGENCY INCOME ACCOUNT-<;ENERAI. FUND

s

Balance July I, 1967 . Interest Received on U.S. Treasury Bills and Notes

7,155.74

$ Transferred to Principal Account Trustees Fee . Transferred to General Bank Account

$

7,155.74

3,425.20 352.31 3,378.23 7,155.74

Balance June 30, 1968 .. , :\IASOi'\IC HO:\tE U,ITIATIO;'ll HJ:,\\)

Balance July I, 1967 .. Received from Lodges, July I, 1967 to .J une 30. 196R

S

10.00 28,150.00

Disbursements-Paid to Masonic Home

$ 28,160.00 28,060.00

Balance June 30, 1968-Due to Masonic Home

$

100.00

S

1.00 2,815.00

$

2,816.00

r.EO\{GE WASIIIl"GTON :\IEMORIAL FU:,\\)

Balance Due July I, 1967 Received from Lodg-es, July I, 1967 to June 30, 196R

Dishursement-Paid to George 'Vashington ~,femorial Association, February 15, 1968 Balance June 30, 1968-Due to George Washington Memorial Association JOSEPH S.

~fCINTYRE

2,810.00

$

6.00

LIBRARY FUND

Balance, July I, 1967 Receipt Interest on Savings Account

S 1,091.00 34.06

Balance in Mercantile Trust Company-Savings Account, June 30, 1968 ........ 00

$

1,125.06

MILEAGE A:'\D PER DIEM COMMITIEE

Deposit from General Fund, September 26, 1967 Mileage and Per Diem Checks Paid

$ 26,089.22 26,089.22

Balance, June 30, 1968

$


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The 1967 Mileage and Per Diem Committee report and cancelled checks were examined during the course of our examination. 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.~L of Missouri from July 1, 1967 to June 30, 1968. 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 $158.08 due to the Masonic Home at June 30, 1968. We also examined approved invoices for substantially all items. Payroll records and tax returns were also inspected. The bank balances shown in the report were confirmed directly to us by the depositaries. Respectfully submitted, HARVEY

&

WAGENER,

Certified Public Accountants. CALLED FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from labor at noon. Grand Chaplain R.W. Bro. Ben Morris Ridpath offering prayer.


Monday Afternoon Called to Labor 1:30 p.m. The Grand Lodge was called to labor at I :30 p.m. R.W. Bro. Quenten Boyd, Grand Chaplain, offerin~ prayer. REPORT OF THE MASONIC HOME

R.W. Bro. Elvis A. Mooney presented the report of the Masonic Home, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried, and is as follows:

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Report of the Masonic Home To the Gmnd Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: The annual report of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri, for 1967 and 1968, is respectfully submitted:

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Twelve members compose the Board of Directors; eight members are elected by the Grand Lodge while in session, and four Grand Lodge Officers are members by virtue of their respective offices. During the current year the elective members of the Board were M.W. Martin B. Dickinson of Kansas City, M.W. Harold O. Grauel of Cape Girardeau, R.W. Lloyd C. Seaman of St. Joseph, R.W. Roy H. Sander of St. Louis, R.W. W. Raymond Usher of Hannibal, R.W. Edward A. Lang of St. Louis, Bro. D. Jefferson Lance of St. Louis and Bro. Eugene E. Northern of Rolla, who tendered his resignation during the year to be succeeded by Bro. Charles C. Oliver, Jr. of Kansas City. The remaining members were M.W. William R. Denslow of Trenton, the Grand Master; R.W. J. Morgan Donelson of Princeton, Senior Grand Warden; R.W. William H. Chapman of St. Louis, Junior Grand Warden; and R.W. Elvis A. Mooney of Bloomfield, Deputy Grand l\Jaster. The Board of Directors convened for its organizational meeting immediately following the close of the Grand Lodge Session; the following officers were unanimously elected: Vice President Secretary .. Treasurer

Roy H. Sander .... Lewis C. Robertson D. Jefferson Lance

The Deputy Grand Master serves as President hy virtue of that Grand Lodge Office. The detailed work of the Board of Directors is done by the several committees which are composed of members of the Board; many of the Board members serve on two or more committees. At the first meeting the committees were named by the President of the Board as follows: Executive Committee-Elvis A. Mooney, Chairman, and all members of the Board of Directors. Finance Committee-Martin B. Dickinson, Chairman, \V. Raymond Usher, William H. Chapman and Harry Theis (investment consultant). Administration Committee-Harold O. Grauel, Chairman, Lloyd C. Seaman, Roy H. Sander and Edward A. Lang. Admissions and Discipline Committee-J. Morgan Donelson, Chairman, and all members of the Board of Directors. Legal Committee-D. .Jefferson Lancc, Chairman, and Eugene E. ="orthern. Planning Committee-i'lartin B. Dickinson, Chairman, W. Raymond Ushcr and William H. Chapman.

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Fraternal Relations Committee-W. Raymond Usher, Chairman, Edward A. Lang and Eugene E. Northern. Grand Lodge Committee on Relief and Charity (appointed by the Grand Master): Roy H. Sander, Chairman, J. Morgan Donelson, Lloyd C. Seaman, W. Raymond Usher and Carl I. Stein, Secretary.

Upon the resignation of Brother Northern, Brother Oliver was placed on the Finance Committee and the Legal Committee. Three dedicated members of the fraternity, who are not members of the Masonic Home Board, have rendered most valuable assistance during the year. R.W. Harry C. Ploetze has made numerous and extensive investigations of applicants in cases where the information furnished to the Board was confusing or insufficient; R.W. Harry Theis has served as an adviser and consultant to the Finance Committee making available up-tothe-minute information regarding the handling of the invested funds; and R.W. Thomas J. Davis, Jr., has made several trips from Piedmont to St. Louis to assist in resolving our insurance problems as a consultant on

THE MASONIC HOME BOARD

Left to right, seated: J. Morgan Donelsoll, S1路. Gralld WaTden; Lewis C. Robertson, Secretary & SupeTilltendent; Elvis A. Mooney, Deputy Grand Master 6- President; M.W. Bro. William R. Denslow, Gmnd MasteT; Roy H. SandeT, Vice-Pr'esident; Harry Theis, Investment Counsellor. Standing: Carl I. Stein, Ass't. Superintendent; Lloyd C. Seaman; W. Raymond Usher'; Edward A. Lang; William H. Chapman, Jr. Grand Warden; Mar路tin B. Dickinson, P.G.M.; Harold O. Grauel, P.G.M. Inset: Charles C. Oliver, Jr. (left); D. Jeff Lance, TreasuTer (right).


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Seated, left to right: Ralph A. Williams, Associate Grand Patron; Mrs. Gladine Stark, Associate Grand Matron; Mrs. Lonnie Stalder, Worthy Grand Matron; Otto H. Lipp, Worthy Grand Patron. Standing, left to right: Mrs. Mayme Sansom, O.E.S. Advisory Board Secretary; Mrs. Helena Fletcher, O.E.S. Advisory Board President; Mrs. Velma Mischon, Associate Grand Conductress; Mrs. Georgia Beason, Grand Conductress; Mrs. Juanita Mauss, Member, Emeritus, 0.ÂŁ.5. Advisory Board; Mrs. Marjorie DeMott, O.ÂŁ.S. Advisory Board Treasurer.

a special committee on insurance. These three Brothers made their services available without charge. They deserve the thanks of everyone. The first action of the Board of Directors, after having organized, was the re-appointment of R.W. Lewis C. Robertson as Superintendent and R.W. Carl I. Stein as Assistant Superintendent. During the past 66 years, the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star, has joined in promoting and in supporting the purposes and mission of the Masonic Home of Missouri. A large share of the credit for the success of the Masonic Home goes to the Grand Chapter and to the Masonic Home Advisory Board, O.E.S. The members of the Advisory Board attend the quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors, inspect the facilities of the Home, and give assistance to the guests of the Home in numerous ways. The Worthy Grand Matron and several of her Grand Officers attended the quarterly meetings and special planning sessions. We appreciate the wonderful support of this group and recognize with gratitude the extent to which their contributions make life in the Home more pleasant and meaningful.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE HOME The Home is supported by the Grand Lodge Per Capita Tax, the Grand Chapter Per Capita Tax, and special gifts; however, the larger


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portion of the annual expenditures comes from earnings from the Invested funds of the Home which have been accumulated largely by bequests made in wills and trusts. It is thought that far more bequests would be made to the Masonic Home if the services rendered to our indigent, young and old, were more generally known by persons who are contemplating the disposition of their property. We invite and encourage such bequests. Other Masonic organizations, in which we share and take pride, have made concerted efforts to make their good work known and to constitute every member as a committee of one to solicit gifts and bequests; however, the Masonic Home Board and the Grand Lodge have been most reticent in soliciting for the Greatest Masonic Charity in Missouri-The Masonic Home. We could better use our publications and other methods of disseminating information to inform the members of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Freemasons, and our friends throughout Missouri regarding the importance and the real need for bequests to the Home.

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS The necessary maintenance work is carried on by the employees of the Home under the supervision of the Superintendent; special repairs must be contracted. This year, the residence building for employees who reside on the premises was repaired and painted, and the installation of necessary plumbing was completed. Extensive air conditioning in the Hospital was started last year and completed this year through the generosity of the Order of the Eastern Star. An assist in this much needed and greatly appreciated improvement was provided by a gift of $400 from the Ferguson Chapter, Order of DeMolay.

Left to right: Tom Finkenkeller, Ferguson Chapter; Elvis A. Mooney, President; Roy H. Sander, Vice-President; Lewis C. Robertson, Secretary & Superintendent; D. Jeff Lance, Treasurer; Russell Husted, Ferguson Chapter.


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

1968

There is an important need for an auditorium adjacent to the residence and hospital buildings to replace the present Chapel. The Chapel, located to the rear of the Administration building, was a marvelous addition when it was donated and constructed in 1928 by the Grand Chapter, O.E.S. However, it has now outlived its usefulness. First, the adult guests of the Home are on an average of 82 years of age. The distance to the present Chapel is too great for them, especially so in inclement weather. Second, the present Chapel is no longer large enough to house the number of guests currently at the Home. And third, the Chapel has become increasingly expensive to maintain. The money needed for a new Chapel-Auditorium provides an opportunity and a challenge for the Grand Lodge and the Grand Chapter.

ENTERTAINMENT The Masonic Home Christmas and Entertainment Fund has been well supported; the funds are received from Lodges, Chapters, and individuals and used in any beneficial way to give the children and adult guests a Christmas season comparable to that enjoyed in our own homes. The continued support of this good work is encouraged. In every season and on each special day, good people in great numbers entertain our guests. Some groups have religious services; some have picnics; and some take guests to visit Church, Chapter, or Lodge meetings. The Wardens and Masters Club of St. Louis and St. Louis County, The Square Club of St. Louis, Moolah Shrine Temple Units, Lodges, Chapters and numerous other groups and individuals contribute greatly to the happiness and pleasure of our guests. Space is not available to mention all who participated or to detail everything which was done; therefore, perhaps one example will help to illustrate the good deeds of everyone. Early one morning, while the Board members were present at the Home for a regular meeting, two busses drove up to the children's building. The passengers were men from the St. Louis area, members of Berkeley Lodge No. 667, who had arrived to take the boys on an extended fishing trip to a point in central Missouri. The youngsters, hungry for adult companionship, hurried out of the building, and soon, each little boy had a "dad" or an "older brother" for the day. The sheer delight on the faces of these boys was matched only by the expressions of pleasure and satisfaction on the faces of those dedicated men. To these Masons, who gave meaning to the words "help, aid and assist," and to all those who helped to entertain our guests, in any way and to any extent, the Board of Directors and all the Masons in Missouri say, "Thank You."

A HOME TO REMEMBER This year, those of us who think of the Masonic Home with pride in our hearts, were thrilled to learn how a former guest, W. Bro. A. J. ClaytOil, remembered his early years in the Masonic Home. Following the death of the parents of Brother Clayton, Dexter Lodge No. 532 of Dexter, Missouri, applied for the entrance of him and his three young brothers to the Masonic Home. The four children entered the Home on April 4, 1900. Sixty-seven years later, Brother Clayton wrote the following editorial for the Brunswirker, of Brunswick, Missouri:


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41

LOVE WAS THERE TOO As you have been saying to your friends and neighbors.-"here it's almost Christ路 mas again." In looking forward to this great day again, my thoughts, for some reason, turn back to the wonderful, wonderful Christmases I and other orphans of near my age experienced at the Masonic Home of Missouri at St. Louis. There were about 80 of us as I Tecal!. All of us were children of members of the Masonic OrdeT in the State of Missouri. One or both parents of each child there had died. If one parent did remain that parent was unable to care for the children. Some of us who were so fortunate were admitted to the Masonic Home. And what a wonderful home it was. But this is about Christmas. We children who seemed to have nothing, at Christmas at the Home had all the joys of Christmas. As I wrote that sentence, I wondered about the greatest gift of all at Christmas-love. But, tho we children did not know it, we had that too. For I am convinced that if love had not been at those Christmases in 1900 and shortly thereafter, if love had not been present, I would not now remember them with such pleasure. Love was there too. On Christmas morning there was then, as there will be at your house this Christmas morning, a wonderful tree decorated-and I suppose with candles tooeven tho they were dangerous. There were no electric tree bulbs, you know. Some of us, remember, were only five, six, seven, eight years old. And for each and every one of us there was a "sock" full of candy, an orange, probably an apple-and it was wonderful beyond description. And to cap it all each child there had his or her name called out and got a gift for his very own. We had written a "letter to Santa Claus" naming five things we'd like to have, and we knew that we would get one of them-and we did. No doubt the girls got dolls and the like. I know we boys got, among other things, little red wagons, a gift that only a Magic Genie-Or a Shriner-could have pro路 duced. Never have any Christmases equaled those back there at the Masonic Home. How happy we were; how fortunate we were. But like boys and girls today whose parents now give them almost everything, we never knew then how lucky we were. But in later years, I have realized how good God-and the Masons- were to us and I have tded to make my sons and grandchildren know and understand it too. May Christmas at your house this 1967 be as happy and as filled with love as were ours at the Masonic Home in the early 1900s. After leaving the Home at the age of 16, each of the four Clayton boys supported himself while at the same time attending St. Charles Military College. Claud Clayton attained the highest scholastic record ever made at that institution. After moving on from St. Charles, each of the four boys attended a University from which they received degrees. These four boys and their children now hold a total of 11 degrees from leading Universities, and they have proved themselves successful in many fields, including teaching, farming, government service, newspaper owner路 ship and management, and one became Executive Director of T.V.A. at Knoxville. A. J Clayton served as Master of Eureka Lodge No. 73, conferring all of the Blue Lodge Degrees on his son. A recent letter from him states: "Whenever I get the chance, I tell non路Masons the true meaning of Freemasonry-the care of the widow and the orphan-and how some of those oTphans showed up their Masonic Home background."


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THE HOME FAMILY We are happy to present the children of the Home Family, the Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent, and the three House Mothers of the Home in the picture on page 9. Two of the 29 children have as of this date been discharged. Pauletta Graham, who lived at the Home since October 14, 1957, was graduated from high school and left to live with a married sister; Clyde Dunn was admitted to the Home on August 28, 1961. Following graduation from high school, Clyde enlisted in the Army, received training in electronics and radar, served 17 months in Korea. He is now employed by Western Union. The attractive young ladies, in the picture opposite, Pauletta Graham on the left and Donna Treece on the right, were thrilled with their first formal gowns and the high school proms which they attended. Left to right in the picture opposite are Esmerelda Collins, Linda Ramsey, and Donna Treece, who have put in many hours of service as Candy Stripers at St. Luke's Hospital this past summer. Bro. Fred Kirby, a member of Charleston Lodge No. 407, and a member of the Home Family since October 22, 1965, was born in England on September 4, 1886. Brother Kirby's family immigrated to Canada when he was very young; from there he came into the United States while he was still in his teens. Several times he applied for naturalization but became discouraged by the difficulties encountered in securing the needed supporting information. Upon being denied the privilege of registering to vote in the election this year, he confided his disappointment to R.W. Bro. Carl 1. Stein, Assistant Superintendent of the Home. Brother Stein pursued the matter to a successful conclusion and on June 7, 1968 Brother Kirby became a naturalized citizen of the United States in the Federal Court in St. Louis, with R.W. Bro. Roy W. Harper, Chief Judge, presiding. Judge Harper made special arrangements for all of the children of the Home to be present at this most impressive and inspiring ceremony. In the picture on page 12, Brother Kirby is shown holding the Flag presented to him on this memorable occasion. We are pleased to present Mrs. Maud Cotten, a member of the Robertsville Chapter No. 444, O.E.S., and a guest of the Home since February 3, 1962, who attained the age of 100 years on July 25, 1968. While Mrs. Cotten can no longer see well enough to read, she is very alert, keeps up with the news via her radio, and enjoys visiting with her friends and relatives. At a reception for her on her birthday, she was greeted by many of the Home Family, her relatives, members of her Church and Chapter. An interview with her was telecast by KMOX-TV on the news program that night. A remark to the Superintendent concerning the details of her birthday party will illustrate her continuing alertness: "Mr. Robertson, this getting to be 100 years old is a lot of bother, isn't it?"

RESOLUTION ON FUNERAL COSTS The By-laws of the Masonic Home concerning funeral costs have been amended to provide up to $600.00 on funeral costs for our guests. Prearranged funerals or burial insurance, not exceeding $600 may continue in


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effect after a guest enters the Home. This new By-law provides that an applicant may select the burial site and funeral director. If the applicant does not make such a selection, the sponsoring Lodge or Chapter may.

THE RELIEF AND CHARITY COMMITTEE Because facilities at the Home for women are not sufficient to meet the current demand, presently a woman must wait from four to six months, after admission, before she can be invited to enter the Home. Under State law, the State of Missouri terminates its assistance to a person on the date she enters the Home. In Commercial Rest Homes, however, the State continues to pay Welfare to the individual. Many applicants have almost enough income, together with Welfare payments from the State, to remain in their own communities. If this additional financial assistance could be given, many women could remain near their present communities and some of the pressing problems of space and facilities at the Home could be partially eliminated. It is respectfUlly suggested that the Masonic Home Board, through the Relief and Charity Committee, be authorized to investigate the possibility of an arrangement with the Grand Chapter to move toward a solution of this problem. One such solution would be a policy of matching-funds appropriated and disbursed jointly by both Grand Bodies. Through this policy, many current applicants could remain in suitable surroundings in their home communities, thereby caring for a sufficient number to eliminate the present waiting lists and inconveniences at the Home.

APPRECIATION The members of the Masonic Home Board are all men of affairs, experienced in business, finance and administration. I have never observed a more dedicated, able, and sincere group. On each issue, it was their conscientious desire to do that which would best promote the welfare of the Masonic Home. Rather than attempt to thank them, which cannot be done adequately, I would prefer that their dedication be recognized and that their great service be understood. The Worthy Grand Matron, Mrs. Lonnie Stalder, has carried the message of the Masonic Home to every section of this State; she has not equivocated in her support for nor her understanding of the problems of the Board. The Masonic Home Advisory Board, O.E.S., deserves gratitude for its diligent work. I especially treasure the gracious manner in which they enhanced the quarterly meetings. Superintendent Lewis C. Robertson, the Assistant Superintendent Carl 1. Stein, and Dr. Harold E. Walters, Medical Director, merit my warmest commendation. With the adjournment of this Grand Lodge Session, the Board will lose the services of three of its most valued members. M.W. William R. Denslow, as Grand Master, has supported the Board in every possible way. Without his advice and encouragement, my task would have been far more difficult. M.W. Martin B. Dickinson rendered an inestimable service on the Finance Committee in the management of the funds of the Masonic


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Home. Without his wisdom and detailed work, which resulted in an increased income from these funds, the Home would have encountered serious financial problems. M.W. Harold O. Grauel served as Chairman of the Administration Committee in a very creditable manner. During the year this committee made a rather extensive survey of all living space for the guests and employees of the Home. This survey resulted in refurnishings and repairs for the residence building of the employees. The Committee members made various trips to observe the food service in comparable institutions. On the basis of their findings and recommendations, the Home Board adopted better methods of food service. The greatest Masonic Charity in Missouri has profited much from the wisdom, energy, and dedication of these exemplary gentlemen. I extend our thanks and appreciation to them and wish that they shall receive the respect and the renown which their contributions deserve. As this Masonic year comes to the close, I look in retrospect on the year now ending; I can, and do, wish that my capacities had more nearly matched the duties, as well as the opportunities, annexed to the position of President of the Masonic Home Board; however, any deficiencies on my part were more than compensated for by the industry, wisdom, and dedication of the other members of the Board. Great satisfaction comes from having a part in conducting the affairs of an institution which does so much good for so many; and being able to serve as the President of the Masonic Home Board, I regard as a high privilege for which I shall always be grateful to the members of the Masonic Fraternity in Missouri. Respectfully submitted, ELVIS A. MOONEY, President.

APPENDIX APPLICATIOl\'S

10 86

Carried over from previous year Received during year .

96 63 19 2

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

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96 MEMBER STATISTICS

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Girls

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13

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72

17

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292

59

44 336


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55

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Total number in Home June 30, 1968 MASO:".:IC HOME HOSPITAL Total Total Total Total Total Total Total

number number number number number number number

of of of of of of of

patients in the Hospital July 1, 1967 patients admitted during the year patients discharged during the year patients in the Hospital per day during year deaths during year operations performed in other Hospitals patients in the Hospital July 1, 1968

185 334 277 180 61 35 184

OGT-PATJE:\'T DEPARTMENT 1,077 Number of patients seen by Dr. Hall 22,757 Number of patients treated in Clinic 34,541 Total patients treated (including shots, etc.. given to patients in rooms) 125 Average number of feet treated per month 70 Average number of baths given per month 20 Average number of shampoos per month (haircuts, permanents, treatments). Dental treatments by Dr. Harry F. C. Meyer (includes extractions, fillings, 248 gum treatments, denture repairs and adjustments and new dentures)

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND-1967-1968 Howard Lodge No.4, New Franklin . United Lodge No.5, Sprillidleld . O'Sullivan Lodp;e No.7, Walnut Grove . Agency Lodge No. 10, Ap;ency . Pauldingville Lodp;e No. 11, Wrip;ht City . Tyro Lodp;e No. 12, Caledonia . Risinp; Sun Lodp;e No. 13, Barry . Eolia Lodge No. 14, Eolia . Western Star Lodge No. 15, Winston . Memphis Lodge No. 16, Memphi!; . Clarksville Lodge No. 17, Clarksville . Palmyra Lodge No. 18, Palmyra .. Paris Union Lodge No. 19, Paris .. Havana Lodge No. 21, McFall ... Wellington Lodge No. 22, DeKalb . Florida Lodge No. 23, Florida .... Wyanconda Lodge No. 24, LaGrange . Evergreen Lodp;e No. 27. New Haven . St. Johns Lodge No. 28, Hannibal Windsor Lodge No. 29, Windsor .. Huntsville Lodp;e No. 30, Huntsville . Ralls Lodge No. 33, Center . Troy Lodge No. 34, Troy . Mercer Lodge No. 35, Princeton .. Hemple Lodge No. 37, Hemple . CalIa<\ Lodge No. 38, Callao .

20.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 20.00 25.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 100.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 15.00 35.00 15.00 10.00

Bismarck Lodp;e No. 41, Bismarck Jefferson Lodge No. 43, Jefferson City . Fair Play Lodge No. 44, Fair Play Wentzville Lodge No. 46, Wentzville Fayette Lodp;e No. 47, Fayette . Fulton Lodge No. 48, Fulton . Xenia Lodge No. 50, Hopkins Wakanda Lodge No. 52, Carrollton Weston Lodge No. 53, Weston Richmond Lodge No. 57, Richmond Centralia Lodge No. 59, Centralia New Bloomfield Lodge No. 60, New Bloomfield . Waverly Lodge No. 61, Waverly .. Vincel Lodge No. 62, Cameron Monroe Lodge No. 64, Monroe City Grant City Lodge No. 66, Grant City . Kennett Lodge No. 68, Kennett . Sullivan Lodge No. 69, Sullivan . Armstrong Lodge No. 70, Armstrong . Savannah Lodge No. 71, Savannah Gorin Lodp;e 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 .

10.00 75.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 50.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 25.00 25.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 100.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 86.00 15.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 10.00


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Brookfield Lodge No. 86, Brookfield Washington Lodge No. 87, Greenfield . Friendship Lodge No. 89, Chillicothe . Russellville Lod~e No. 90, Russellville . Madison Lodge No. 91, Madison Perseverence Lodge No. 92, Louisiana . St. Marks Lodge No. 93, Cape Girardeau . St. Andrews Lodge No. 96, Shelbyville . Bethany Lodge No. 97, Bethany Webster Lodge No. 98, Marshfield Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99, Mt. Vernon . Ash Grove Lodge No. 100, Ash Grove . Bloomington Lod~e No. 102, Bevier West View Lodge No. 103, Millersville . Heroine Lodge No. 104, Kansas City . Kirksville Lodge No. 105, Kirksville . Gallatin Lodge No. 106, Gallatin .. Greenville Lodge No. 107, Greenville . Marcus Lodge No. 110, Fredericktown . Trenton Lod~e No. 111, Trenton Plattsburg Lodge No. 113, Plattsburg . Twilight Lodge No. 114. Columbia Barnes Lod~e No. 116, Cabool Helena Lodge No. 117, Rochester De Soto Lod~e No. 119, De Soto .. Compass Lodge No. 120, Parkville . Hermann Lodge No. 123, Hermann Union Star Lodge No. 124, Union Star . Seaman Lodge No. 126, Milan . Athens Lodge No. 127, Albany . Lorraine Lodge No. 128, Ridgeway Monett Lodge No. 129, Monett . Hume Lodge No. 130, Hume . Farmington Lodge No. 132, Farmington . Braymer Lodge No. 135, Braymer. Phoenix Lodge No. 136, Bowling Green . Delphian Lodge No. 137, Birch Tree Lincoln Lodge No. 138, Fillmore .. Amsterdam Lodge No. 141, Amsterdam . Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142, Otterville . Irondale Lodge No. 143, Irondale .. Modern Lodge No. 144, Humansville Cass Lodge No. 147, Harrisonville Lexington Lodge No. 149, Lexington . Milton Lodge No. 151, Milton Linn Creek Lodge No. 152, Camdenton . Bloomfield Lodge No. 153, Bloomfield . Ionic Lodge No. 154, Desloge . Ashland Lodge No. 156, Ashland .. 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.

10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 520.33 50.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 35.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 10.00 50.00 10.00 50.00 10.00 5.00 50.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 15.00 5.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 25.00 20.00 15.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00

Hartford Lodge No. 171, Hartford Censer Lodge No. 172, Macon Gray Summit Lodge No. 173, Gray Summit . 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. Wellsville Lodge No. 194, Wellsville Quitman Lodge No. 196, Quitman. Carthage Lodge No. 197, Carthage New Hope Lodge No. 199, Elsberry Ravenwood Lodge No. 201, Ravenwood . Brumley Lodge No. 203, Brumley. Somerset Lodge No. 206, Powersville . Clay Lodge No. 207, Excelsior Springs . Salisbury Lodge No. 208, Salisbury Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209, Poplar Bluff . Unionville Lodge No. 210, Unionville . Four Mile Lodge No. 212, Campbell Rolla Lodge No. 213. Rolla . Hornersville Lodge No. 215, Hornersville . Barbee Lodge No. 217, Sweet Springs . Albert Pike Lodge No. 219, Kansas City . Kansas City Lodge No. 220, Kansas City . Mystic Tie Lodge No. 221, Oak Ridge . LaBelle Lodge No. 222, LaBelle .. Salem Lodge No. 225, Salem ..... Saline Lodge No. 226, St. Mary's Cypress Lodge No. 227, Laclede .. Shelbina Lodge No. 228, Shelbina. Stja~:smes Lodge No. 230, St. Cardwell Lo'dg~ 'N~: '23i,' c~;d~~il' : Polo Lodge No. 232, Polo . St. Francois Lodge No. 234, Libertyville . Sedalia Lodge No. 236, Sedalia . LaPlata Lodge No. 237, LaPlata . 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 .. Alton Lodge No. 255, Alton ..... Shekinah Lod~e No. 256, Festus .. Lodge of Light No. 257, Eagleville 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 ' .

49 5.00 10.00 5.00 20.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 20.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 30.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 7.50 22.50 25.00 7.00 20.00 100.00 20.00 50.00 25.00 25.00 5.00 25.00 2.50 5.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 25.00 25.00


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New Salem Lodge No. 270, Winfield Solomon Lodge No. 271, Springfield Granite Lodge No. 272, Sedalia ... St. Clair Lodge No. 273, Osceola .. Cold Spring Lodge No. 274, Leeton Grand River Lodge No. 276, Freeman . Wm. D. Muir Lodge No. 277, Pilot Grove . Essex Lodge No. 278, Essex . Stockton Lodge No. 283, Stockton Canopy Lodge No. 284, Aurora . Craft Lodge No. 287, Canton . Hermitage Lodge No. 288, Hermitage .. Edina Lodge No. 291, Edina . Lamar Lodge No. 292, Lamar . 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 Osage Lodge No. 303, Nevada ... Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305, Kansas City . Parrott Lodge No. 308, Maysville. Sikeston Lodge No. 310, Sikeston. Kearney Lodp:e No. 311, Kearney. Cuba Lodge No. 312, Cuba . Rural Lodge No. 316. Kansas City Paulville Lodge No. 319. Hurdland Versailles Lodge No. 320, Versailles Hardin Lodge No. 322, Hardin .. McDonald Lodge No. 324, Independence . Dockery Lodge No. 325, Meadville Linn Lodge No. 326, Linn . Cainsville Lodge No. 328, Cainsville Charity Lodge No. 331. St. Joseph Excello Lodge No. 332, Excello . Joplin Lodge No. 335, Joplin . Blue Springs Lodge No. 337, Blue Springs . Herculaneum Lodge No. 338, Herculaneum . 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 .. l"riend 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. Hiram Lodge No. 362, Kahoka ... Fraternal Lodge No. 363, Robertville . Higginsville Lodge No. 364, Hip:ginsville . Adair Lodge No. 366, Kirksville .. Barry Lodge No. 367, Wa..,hburn . Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368, Adrian . Composite Lodge No. 369, Doniphan Williamstown Lodge No. 370, Williamstown . Sheldon Lodge No. 371, Sheldon .. Nonparial Lodge No. 372, East Lynne , . Belle Lodge No. 373, Belle . Waynesville Lodge No. 375, Waynesville ., .

10.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 5.00 15.00 5.00 25.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 50.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 5.00 15.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 150.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 50.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 7.50 100.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 25.00 5.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 6.00 16.00 50.00

King Hill Lodge No. 376, St. Joseph . Berlin Lodge No. 378, Fairport .. Billings Lodge No. 379, Billings .. Ionia Lodge No. 381, Eldon . Pythagoras Lodge No. 383, Cassville . Arcana Lodge No. 389, Harris . Raytown Lodge No. 391, Raytown Christian Lodge No. 392, Oak Grove . Beehive Lodge No. 393, Lawson .. Western Light Lodge No. 396, Louisburg ., , . Jasper Lodge No. 398, Jasper . Pike Lodge No. 399, Curryville .. Decatur Lodge No. 400, Pierce City Carterville Lodge No. 401, Carterville , . Lowry City Lodge No. 403, Lowry City . Rosendale Lodge No. 404, Rosendale . Malden Lodge No. 406, Malden .. Charleston Lodge No. 407, Charleston . Montrose Lodge No. 408, Montrose Louisville Lodge No. 409, LouisviI:e Iberia Lodge No. 410, Iberia .... Valley Lodge No. 413, Bolckow .. Whitewater Lodge No. 417, Whitewater . Star Lodge No. 419, Taberville .. Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, Springfield . Samaritan Lodge No. 424, Bonne Terre . Green Ridge Lodge No. 425, Green Ridge . Rothville Lodge No. 426, Rothville Glenwood Lodge No. 427, Glenwood New Madrid Lodge No. 429, New Madrid . Competition Lodge No. 432, Competition . Temperance Lodge No. 438, Smithville , . Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439, Rogersville . Trowel Lodge No. 440, Marble Hill Excelsior Lodge No. 441, Jackson. Burlington Lodge No. 442, Burlington Junction . Ada Lodge No. 444, Orrick . Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Kansas City . Jacoby Lodge No. 447, Darlington Schell City Lodp:e No. 448, Schell City . Belton Lodge No. 450. Belton . Forsyth Lodge No. 453, Forsyth .. Wallace Lodge No. 456, Bunceton. J onesburg Lodp;e No. 457, J onesburg . Hazelwood Lodge No. 459. Seymour Caruthersville Lodge No. 461, Caruthersville . Clifton Lodge No. 463, Thayer . Concordia Lodge No. 464, Concordia Southwest Lodge No. 466. Southwest City . 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 Marceline Lodge No. 481, Marceline

1968 25.00 2.50 15.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 35.00 10.00 10.00 7.50 10.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 15.00 25.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 50.00 35.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 20.00 10.00 20.00 6.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 300.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 5.00


1968

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Clintonville Lodge No. 482, El Dorado Springs . Fairfax Lodge No. 483, Fairfax .. Cairo Lodge No. 486, Cairo Chilhowee Lodge No. 487, Chilhowee . Lock Springs Lodge No. 488, Lock Springs . Montevallo Lodge No. 490, Montevallo . Vandalia Lodge No. 491, Vandalia Daggett Lodge No. 492. McKittrick Unity Lodge No. 495, Richard Robert Burns Lodge No. 496. Gainesville . Equality Lodge No. 497, Newburg Buckner Lodge No. 501, Buckner .. 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 VanBuren Lodge No. 509, VanBurn New Hampton Lodge No. 510. New Hampton . Senath Lodge No. 513, Senath . Galena Lodge No. 515. Galena Oriental Lodge No. 518. B'ackburn Crane Lodge No. 519, Crane Gate City Lodge No. 522, Kansas City . Spickardville Lodge No. 524, Spickard . Cunningham Lodge No. 525, Sumner . Higbee Lodge No. 527, Higbee Lane's Prairie Lodge No. 531, Vichy . Dexter Lodge No. 532, Dexter . 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 . Mansfield Lodge No. 543, Mansfield Zalma Lodge No. 545, Zalma ..... South Gate Lodge No. 547, Kansas City . Clinton Lodge No. 548. Clinton Pendleton Lodge No. 551, Doe Run Summerville Lodge No. 555, Summerville . Prairie Lodge No. 556, Gilman City Clarksdale Lodge No. 559, Clarksdale . Nelson Lodge No. 560, Nelson . Cowgill Lodge No. 561, Cowgill York Lodge No. 563, Kansas City Jamesport Lodge No. 564, Jamesport . Marlborough Lodge No. 569, Kansas City .

35.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 14.10 5.00 10.00 25.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 20.00 20.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 15.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 75.00 5.00

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 ..... Illmo Lodge No. 581, IlImo Shamrock Lodge No. 585, Shamrock Criterion Lodge No. 586, Alba Branson Lodge No. 587, Branson Advance Lodge No. 590, Advance Union Lodge No. 593, Union .... Cole Camp Lodge No. 595, Cole Camp . Puxico Lodge No. 596, Puxico Bosworth Lodge No. 597, Bosworth Elvins Lodge No. 599, Flat River Cosby Lodge No. 600, Cosby ..... Acacia Lodge No. 602, Columbia .. Morehouse Lodge No. 603, Morehouse . Eminence Lodge No. 607, Eminence Strafford Lodge No. 608, Strafford Clark Lodge No. 610, Clark . Centertown Lodge No. 611. Centertown . Mokane Lodge No. 612, Mokane . Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614, Independence . Chaffee Lodge No. 615, Chaffee . Swope Park Lodge No. 617, Kansas City . Grandview Lodge No. 618, Grandview . Willard Lodge No. 620, Willard Anderson Lodge No. 621, Anderson Owensville Lodge No. 624, Owensville . Sheffield Lodge No. 625, Kansas City , . Mendon Lodge No. 628, Mendon . East Gate Lodge No. 630, Kansas City . Archie Lodge No. 633, Archie Steele Lodge No. 634, Steele . Mountain View Lodge No. 637, Mountain View . 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 . Wardell Lodge No. 665, Wardell .. Lilbourn Lodge No. 666, Lilbourn Perryville Lodge No. 670, Perryville

51 25.00 25.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 25.00 15.00 25.00 16.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 2.50 5.00 10.00 25.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 100.00 25.00 10.00 50.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 38.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 35.00 25.00 50.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 $6.628.93

35.00

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS Rolla Rainbow Girls Assembly No. 11 Anonymous Audrain-Callaway Masonic Ass'n. Anchor Chapter No. 54 Osage Valley Chapter No. 502 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Luecke Mr. F. J. Fahrenkamp Rufus Smith

$ . . . . . . .

82.00 2.00 50.00 33.58 5.00 5.00 50.00 10.00

Past Matrons Club, Bonne Terre, Mo. . . 1957 D.D.G.M. Club (in Honor of Nettie Wood) .... Calvary Commandery No. 28, K.T. 7.alma Chapter No. 509, O.E.S. '" Past District Deputy Club, 6th District, O.E.S. . . St. John's Commandery No. 20, K.T .

5.00 10.00 25.00 5.00 10.00 25.00


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1968

PROCEEDIJ\:GS OF THE

Weston Commandery No.2, K.T. . James E. Megown . 49th Masonic District Ass'n . Parsons Chapter No. 189 . Miss Marguerite Hays . Rainbow Assembly No. 40 . Orion Chapter No. 49, R.A.M . Prince of Peace Commandry No. 29, K.T . Brother J. E. Weinman . Columbia Chapter No. 17, R.A.M. St. Grall Commandery No. 12, K.T. Brother E. Jere Deal . Floral Society of Radiant Chapter No. 88, O.E.S. . . (in memory of Sister Mamie Carver) Mrs. H. H. Haukenberry . Barbee Chapter No. 31, O.E.S . Sgt. and Mrs. Edward Schoonover Mrs. H. H. Robinson . Brother Chester L. Venard . F. J. and Rachel Grindler , . George Trautwein, Jr. . . Messiah White Shrine No. 26 .

25.00 25.00 25.00 75.00 5.00 12.00 15.00 25.00 10.00 50.00 50.00 10.00 10.00 2.00 15.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 50.00 25.00 14.00

Jobs Daul{hters Bethel No.6 ,. Brother John Vanwinkle . Golden Rule Court, Order of Amaranth . The Nesler Family " ,. Ralph L. Schoonover . Venus Chapter No. 153, O.E.S . C. R. Boswell . Gifts from O.E.S. Chapters . Independence Chapter No. 12, R.A.M . Festus Chapter No. 417, O.E.S . Oriental Chapter No. 228, O.E.S. . Webb City Rainbow Assembly No.1 Bonne Terre Council No. 43, R. & S.M . (in memory of Bro. Meyer Nuell) Uel Chapter No. 129, R.A.M ..... (in memory of Meyer Nuell) Mrs. Marjorie Sweeton . West Plains Commandery No. 48, K.T ..

5.00 12.00 23.11 25.00 10.00 15.00 25.00 229.50 20.00 3.00 4.00 25.80 15.00 10.00 18.00 47.50 $1,278.49

MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE 1967-1968 July 31,1968 Mr. Elvis A. Mooney, President Masonic Home of Missouri Dear Rt. Wor. Brother Mooney: Attached is a report of the activities of the Masonic Home Cheer Committee and a complete listin~ of its receipts and disbursements of the past year. It is always a joy to be able to brin~ pleasure and entertainment to our Masonic Home Family. The unsolicited "thank you" and the Cheery smiles on the faces of the Home folks arc sufficient reward for the time spent in this endeavor. We hope that our pro~rams this past year have added to their comfort and ha\'c met with the appro\'al of the officers and directors of the Home. The attendance at the ten re1i~ious services, includin~ the Annual St. John's Day service was 1,416 for an avera~c of 142 at each service. We arc ~rateful to the various bodies that volunteered to sponsor these services and to the ministers, or~anists, and choirs for their participation. To those who provided entertainment during this past year, without remuneration, we olIer our sincere thanks. Finally, the success of the Committee is due in a large measure to the splendid cooperation received from the representatives who have assisted me and from R.\V. Bros. Robertson and Stein and their entire staff. I wish for my successor the same spirit of cooperation. Fraternally, GEORGE \"". \VHITWORTH, President, }\fasonic Home Cheer Committee, Following is our financial and activities report for the fiscal year I, 1967 through July 31, 1968.

Au~ust

Balance in Bank July 31, 1967

$2,322.76


1968

53

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Balance in Petty Cash Fund

50.00

Total cash on hand and in the bank Receipts 1967-1968 (per list attached) Less prepaid 1968 Donation Deposited 1967 Actual Cash Deposi ts 1967-1968

$2,372.76 $3,689.50 75.00 $3,614.50 $5,987.26 $4,053.47

Disbursements, 1967-1968 (per list attached)

$1,933.79

Balance on Hand July 31, 1968 Reserves: Balance on Steamer Admiral Outing Printing Annual Report . Thanksgiving Cash Distribution

$ 100.00 35.00 715.00

850.00 $1,083.79

Project Net Balance RECAPITULATION:

$1,860.98 22.81 50.00

Balance in Mercantile Trust Co. Deposit in Transit . Balance in Petty Cash Fund

$1,933.79

Balance in all Funds ...

RECEIPTS AND DEPOSITS Missouri Lodge No.1 . Meridian Lodge No.2 . Beacon Lodge No.3 , George Washington Lodge No.9. St. Louis Lodge No. 20 . Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 . Polar Star Lodge No. 79 . Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 . Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 .. , Pomegranate Lodge No. 96 . Occidental Lodge No. 163 . Pride of The West Lodge No. 179 Pyramid Lodge No. 180 . Good Hope Lodge No. 218 . Keystone Lodge No. 243 . Fenton Lodge No. 281 . Meramec Lodge No. 313 . Cornerstone Lodge No. 323 . Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 . America Lodge No. 347 . Tuscan Lodge No. 360 . Cache Lodge No. 416 . Anchor Lodge No. 443 . Westgate Lodge No. 446 . Lambskin Lodge No. 460 . Harmony Lodge No. 499 . Euclid Lodge No. 606 . Clifton Heights Lodge No. 620 . Ferguson Lodge No. 642 . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 . Wellston Lodge No. 613 . Tower Grove Lodge No. 631 . Freedom Lodge No. 636 . Mizpah Lodge No. 639 . Jennings Lodge No. 640 . Shaveh Lodge No. 646 . Pilgrim Lodge No. 652 . Gardenville Lodge No. 656 .

25.00 50.00 75.00 75.00 25.00 100.00 30.00 100.00 60.00 25.00 26.00 10.00 50.00 100.00 60.00 25.00 10.00 60.00 30.00 26.00 76.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 25.00 100.00 76.00 60.00 26.00 26.00 26.00 50.00 50.00 20.00 50.00 30.00

Progress Lodge No. 657 . Purity Lodge No. 658 . Berkeley Lodge No. 667 . Crestwood Lodge No. 669 . Bellefontaine Chapter No. 26, R.A.M . Oriental Chapter No. 78, R.A.M. . Wellston Chapter No. 138, R.A.M. Cabany Chapter No. 140, R.A.M.• Hiram Council No.1, R. & S.M.• St. Louis Commandery No. I, K.T. Ivanhoe Commandery No.8, K.T. . Ascalon Commandery No. 16, K.T. St. Aldemar Commandery No. 18, K.T . Moolah Temple . Scottish Rite Bodies . Square Club . Tuscan Chapter No. 68, O.E.S. .. Crestwood Chapter No. 82, O.E.S. Alexander Chapter No. 160, O.E.S. Bridgeton Chapter No. 266, O.E.S. Clayton Chapter No. 304, O.E.S... Blue Star Chapter No. 387, O.E.S. Pomegranate Chapter No. 397, O.E.S . Meridian Chapter No. 442, O.E.S. Southampton Chapter No. 459, O.E.S . Pyramid Chapter No. 460, O.E.S . Poinsetta Chapter No. 472, O.E.S. Albany Park Lodge No. 974, A.F. & A.M., Chicago, Illinois .. Pilgrim Chapter No. 473, O.E.S. . Berkeley Chapter No. 603, O.E.S. Valley Park Chapter No. 505, O.E.S .

25.00 10.00 30.00 26.00 26.00 40.00 25.00 26.00 10.00 26.00 25.00 26.00 100.00 760.00 160.00 60.00 6.00 5.00 10.00 126.00 16.00 6.00 10.00 10.00 6.00 10.00 5.00 100.00 10.00 10.00 15.00


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1968

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Progress Chapter No. 622, O.E.S. Crown Chapter No. 636, O.E.S.... Chester C. Cook, Wellston Lodge No. 613 . Alfred M. Frager, St. Louis Lodge No. 20 . J. K. Herman, Algabil Lodge No. 644 . Wor. Bro. Frank Koetzel, Tower Grove Lodge No. 631 . Mrs. Nellie Powers, Widow of Cornerstone Lodge No. 323 .... Harvey N. Smith, Euclid Lodgl:! No. 605 .

5.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 20.00 10.00 5.00

L. P. Thesen, Triangle Lodge No. 638 Russ Thimmig, Wellston Lodge No. 613 Joseph Werninger, America Lodge No. 347 George W. Whitworth, Berkeley Lodge No. 667 (in Memory of His Mother) Laura McKee, refund Misc. cash offering, Bridgeton Lodl/:e No. 80

16.00

2.50 2.00 10.00 15.00 100.00 5.00 $3,689.50

ACTIVITIES AND DISBURSEMENTS OF THE MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE August 1. 1967 to July 31. 1968 Aug. 9, 1967 Sept. 24, 1967 Oct. 22, 1967 Nov. 18, 1967 Nov. 26, 1967 Dec. 16, 1967 Dec. 17, 1967 Dec. 23, 1967

Jan. 28, 1968 Feb. 25, 1968 Mar. 24, 1968 April 28, 1968 May 11, 1968 May 26, 1968 June 12, 1968 June 15, 1968 June 23, 1968 July 12, 1968 July 27, 1968

July 27, 1968

Excursion on Steamer Admiral, Hon. Bro. Wm. J. Holdoway in charge . $ 293.51 Religious Services Freedom Lodge ~o. 636 Religious Services-Job's Daughters Thanksgiving Cash Distribution 692.00 Religious Services-Knight Templar Commanderies Nos. 1,8, 16, and 18 Christmas Distribution ..... 692.00 Religious Services-Cheer Committee Christmas Party-Entertainment, Refreshments, Gifts for Children, Santa Claus, Music (provided by Bro. Ben St. Onge and his Orchestra). . . 189.04 Religious Services-Florissant Lodge No. 668 Religious Services-Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 and Kirkwood Chapter No. 358, O.E.S. Religious Services-DeMolay Religious Services-Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Mother's Day-Cash Distribution 692.00 Religious Services-square Club Band Concert-Moolah Temple Band Chairs and Refreshments 91.20 Father's Day-Cash Distribution . 702.00 Religious Services-Masonic Service Bureau Annual St. Johns Day Service Band Concert-Letter Carriers Band Chairs and Refreshments . 89.40 Outing to Bridgeton Fish Fry-Dinners for Senior Citizens, Children, Matrons, Nurses and Drivers. Transportation furnished free by Representatives and Lodge Members 150.00 Advance to Orrin Brigham for Boat Ride 250.00 Printing, Postage, Advertising and Cards for the Year 212.32 $4,053.47

The above is in balance with the check book and bank statement as of July 31, 1968 GEORGE W. WHITWORTH, President. Attest: DEWEY

H.

SCHULTF.,

Secretary- Treasurn.


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GIFTS FROM THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR Auqust 1, 1967 to July 31, 1968 $1,382.50 for Guests of the Home 1,261.18 for Air Conditioning for Adults 2,787.72 for Air Conditioning for Children 9,835.00 for Air Conditioning in Hospital 110.00 for Beauty Shop 845.54 for Camp 3,368.00 Fern Weber Camp Fund 312.50 for Children 911.36 for Snack Bar 2 Boxes and 4 Sacks of Apples 12 Gallons of Apple Butter 38 Bath Towels 125 Bingo Prizes 48 Birthday Gifts for Children 28 Boxes and 170 Pounds of Candy 22 Decorated Candy Eggs 96 Pounds of Cookies 8 Cans of Miscellaneous Canned Goods 1 Coat 68 Boxes Cracker Jacks 37 Spools Crochet Thread

1 30 25 297 1 16 62 4 53 100 22 20 2

16 6 4

27 558 50 86 2

12

Dress Dozen Eggs Cans of Fruits and Vegetables Gifts Hair Dryer Hand Towels Handkercheifs Gallons of Honey Hospital Gowns Hot Dog Buns Cases and 107 Jars of Jelly Lap Robes Boxes of Oranges Paper Weights Pair Pillow Cases Pounds of Pretzels Quilts Pairs of Nylon Hose Tote Bags Wash Cloths Wheel Chairs Skeins of Yarn

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS Candy Canned Fruits Clothing Cookies Flowers

Gum Magazines Wash Cloths Yard Goods

ADDITIONS TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1967-1968 Anonymous gift . Gift of Argo Products Company . Memory of William J. Bagley, Jr. Gift of Effie S. Bartels . Gift of Lottie M. Beasley Estate. Gift of Brown Shoe Company (stock shares) . Gift of Arthur W. Butterfield Estate . Angela Campbell Estate, Cemetery Lots Sold ...............â&#x20AC;˘..... Memory of Louie Counts . Gift of John H. Dahmann Trust . Memory of Edward V. DaMotte .. Memory of Edward Jarvis Denny Gift of William R. Denslow . Gift of Mrs. Edith Diller . Estate of George Robert Durant . Memory of Peter G. Fix . Memory of Bernard J. Ginsburg. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar GIaessner . Memory of John L. Hey . Gift of Arthur W. Hough Estate. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Billie Huffstutler . Gift of Iota Chapter No. 506 O.E.S . Gift of Hazel Dell Justice Estate. Gift of Richard H. Kerr . Gift of Charles R. Ketchum Estate Gift of Estate of Anna C. Knittel Gift of Charles A. Kraft Estate .. Gift of Louise B. Kuhn Gift of Elva Lambrechts Estate .. Memory of Max L. Land .

1,600.00 500.00 15.00 475.00 1,000.00 30.00 4,906.51 957.00 15.00 135.72 40.00 5.00 100.00 1,000.00 100.00 12.50 5.00 600.00 5.00 2,000.00 50.00 100.00 500.00 65.00 1,790.97 21.88 500.00 2,000.00 6,518.07 10.00

Gift of William H. Linkeman Estate . Gift of Walter W. Lorch . Gift of Elsie M. Mattson Estate Memory of Rhoda McCombs .... Memory of William Bruce McPherson . Memory of Chapman E. Meffert . Gift of Estate of Harvey Ralph Mobley . Gift of Virginia M. Noecker Trust Memory of Mrs. Katheryn Passwater . Gift of Edward L. Perrot Estate. Memory of Dr. James A. Poe ... Gift of Pomegranate Chapter No. 397 . Memory of Fred Radford . Memory of Leo Rosenkranz . Gift of Mr. & Mrs. A. S. Ryan .. Memory of William M. Schisler .. Gift of Estate of William Schnatzmeyer . Memory of Solomon W. Thurman Gift of H. W. Townsend Estate ., Gift of Robert Trimble Estate .. Memory of Fred Wagner . Memory of Alfred Walker . Memory of Jacob Wax . Gift of Richard J. Wilkinson, Sr. Estate . Gift of Arthur H. Windmoeller .. Gift of Fred H. Wogtech Estate. Memory of Byron E. Yoder . Memory of Samuel Zane .

15,215.51 500.00 8,267.98 500.00 5.00 10.00 8,324.17 5,000.00 25.00 4,104.17 100.00 500.00 10.00 5.00 200.00 20.00 250.00 5.00 1,000.00 12,866.13 5.00 5.00 5.00 2,215.72 5.00 1,583.44 40.00 5.00 $75,847.27


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ADDITIONS TO THE BUILDING FUND MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI 1967-1968 Memory of John H. Adkins $ 2.50 2.00 Memory of Walter L. Alberts . Gift of Alco Square Club 20.00 Memory of Mrs. Rose Ann Alden10.00 derfer . Gift of Alexander Chapter No. 160 25.00 Memory of Mrs. Agnes Allen 67.00 58.55 Memory of Mrs. Margaret Ameling Gift of Members of America Lodge 273.00 No. 347 . 10.00 Memory of Julius Andreas Memory of Michael Antonopoulos. 135.00 15.00 Memory of Fred Arnold 25.00 Memory of Samuel J. Arnold . Joseph Ashcroft Estate . 1,000.00 5.00 Memory of John Baccard . 10.00 Gift of Delno M. Baker . 5.00 Memory of Gilbert Bamford . 10.00 Memory of Ben Beckmann . Gift of Benjamin Franklin Lod~e 5.00 No. 642 . 5.00 Memory of Marshall Bennett . Memory of Ralph T. Bennett . 25.00 Gift of Alfred Berl/;horn 10.00 25.00 Gift of Berkeley Lodge No. 667 .. Gift of Harry W. Berry 5.76 10.00 Memory of Mrs. Donald L. Bess .. 10.00 Memory of Hattie Betzold 42.00 Memory of Richard Rick, Sr. . . 20.00 Memory of William Binder . 5.00 Memory of Meyer Blocher Memory of Edwin J. Boehmer 5.00 5.00 Memory of Edward C. Borntraeger Memory of Louise Bothmann .... 45.00 Memory of Dennis Bradley 5.00 Memory of Mrs. Cade Breland ... 15.00 Memory of Eustis Brendle 10.00 100.00' Gift of Max E. Bretschneider .... 10.00 Memory of AUl/;ust M. Brexler Memory of Mrs. Virginia Brimmond . 25.00 Gift of C. V. Bucholz . 10.00 Memory of Edward A. Bullard . 20.00 Memory of Theo. Burkhardt . 10.00 Gift of H. F. Burkhead . 55.00 Gift of R. E. Burton . 8.00 10.00 Memory of Charles H. Calvin . 50.00 Gift of Mrs. Rose J. Cohen . Memory of Mrs. Flora Colley . 5.00 Memory of Walter Conrad 10.00 Gift of Craftsman's Club of Transit Employees of Greater Kansas 10.00 City . 10.00 Memory of Fred L. Cratz . 3.00 Gift of Charles A. Creech . Gift of Jewell Crockett . 2.00 Gift of Dr. William Demko 15.00 Memory of Richard F. Demme . 50.00 100.00 Gift of William O. DeWitt . Memory of Peter Diehl . 15.00 10.00 Memory of Theodore Dil~ . Gift of Lloyd M. Dixon 10.00 Memory of Russell S. Dixon . 20.00 Memory of Robert L. Doelling . 10.00 Memory of John Donnell 20.00 Gift of Dr. Lawrence E. Dudeck .. 22.00 Memory of Robert J. S. Dunbar .. 5.00 23.05 Gift of D. T. Duncan . Memory of Ella Eberle . 21.00" Gift of George Edwards . 1.00 Gift of M. M. Edwards . 20.00 Memory of Russell Edwards . 5.00 Memory of Gus J. Eichenlaub . 10.00

Memory of Mrs. Emma Eirich Gift of Eola Chapter No. 539 Gift of Members of Erwin Lodge No. 121 . Memory of Adrian J. Eskeles . Memory of Joseph Fanger, Sr . Gift of Haze Freeman . Gift of Festus Chapter No. 417 .. , Memory of D. J. Garcia Gift of Mr. & Mrs. C. Leonard Gasper . Memory of Ralph Gerber Memory of Mrs. Cleo Gonzales .. , Memory of Cabell Gray . Memory of Mrs. Amanda Greifelt Gift of Alhambra Grotto . Memory of Louis A. Hall Gift of Gus T. Handge & Son Paintinl/; Company . Memory of Norval E. Hanley . Gift of W. J. Hanpeter Memory of Dr. Louis Harris Memory of William R. Harner .. , Merory of Harvey L. Hartzke . Memory of Ralph C. Harvey . Gift of John Hawkins . Gift of John T. Heard . Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Walter F. Heinecke . Memory of Mrs. Beulah Heinrich Gift of Herculaneum Lodl/:e No. 338 Memory of Howard A. Heron .... Memory of Marie Hiffman Memory of AUl/:ust F. Hoffman . Memory of Bruno Hollander . Gift of E. C. Holt . Memory of Dalton D. Horrom Memory of Mrs. Amanda Hueber Memory of Julian Reed Hulett, Sr. Memory of John R. Hundley ..... Memory of Emerson Jacobs Gift of Col. William F. Jackson .. Gift of John Jaeckel . Gift of Dallas Johnson . Gift of Cecil H. Jones .. Gift of Sam E. Jones . Memory of Mrs. Mathilda Jungbluth . Gift of Mrs. Fay Evans Kelley ., Memory of Julius H. Kintzele Memory of Marp:uerite Kozlouski Memory of Charles F. Leturgez ., Gift of Liberty Lodge No. 31 ..... Gift of Mr. Alberic Lil/:htbourn .. Memory of Harry Loebner Memory of Georl/:e A. Lott, Jr. Memory of Walter G. & Hedy M. Lovell (Plaque) . Memory of Virl{inia Loveridge . Memory of Elmer J. Lucks Memory of Mrs. Amy McDonald ., Gift of A. H. McGinness Memory of Mrs. Arthur L. McGuire . Gift of S. B. McKee . Memory of Vernon McKec . Gift of Lester Malson . Memory of Phillip Martini Memory of Madeline A. Mavrakos Memory of Mrs. Cornelia Meyer .. Memory of Rockwell M. Milligan Memory of Emma & Quincy Miniea .

55.00 10.00 20.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 60.00 10.00 100.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 50.00 75.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 15.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 200.00 25.00 10.50 10.00 20.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 33.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 20.00 10.00 2.50 5.00 50.00 10.00 25.00 15.00 80.00 10.00 25.06 100.00 2.00 35.00 15.00 1,000.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 100.00 6.50 5.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 10.00


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Memory of William Mitchell . Memory of Bert Moore . Memory of Mabel E. Morris . Memory of George M. Morrison .. Memory of Etta D. Mueller Memory of Father of Gilbert Mulac Gift of Harold Munn . Memory of Marie Newcomb . Memory of Eli Nipper . Gift of Dr. Edward E. Nixon Gift of Occidental LodR"e No. 163 . Memory of Henry G. Oliver Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Lyn T. Owings Honor of Palestine LodR"e No. 241 Gift of Past Matrons & Past Patrons Club of Guynell Chapter No. 326 . Gift of Paul Revere Chapter, Order of DeMolay . Memory of William Peche Gift of Members of Pilgrim Lodge No. 652 . Memory of J. C. Pollard . Memory of Elery B. Pool . Gift of Dale Porter . Gift of Pride of The West Boosters Club . Memory of George A. Pri~er . Memory of George P. Probst . Memory of Oden D. ProwelI . Memory of Ira Ray . Memory of Edwin C. Robin.<lon .. , Memory of Mrs. Blanche M. Rodegast . Memory of Conrad Ruegge . Gift of Fred S. Rogerson Gift of Mr. Rose (Cash register receipts-Liberty Super Market) Memory of Mrs. Della Rucker Memory of Mrs. Hazel Rutledge Gift of St. Louis Commandry No. 1 K.T . Memory of Frank Sachs . Memory of Lucy Schader . Memory of William Schisler . Gift of Vern H. Schneider Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Alan W. Schroeder .

15.00 10.00 35.25 20.00 105.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 52.04 235.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 10.00 100.00 20.00 250.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 15.00 5.00 5.00 0.00 5.00 20.00 5.00 20.00 10.00 22.63 10.00 22.50 50.00 5.00 25.00 35.15 25.00

Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Schwabe . Memory of Mrs. Lulu Sherman .. Gift of Thomas Sims . Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Max Slein . Memory of Arthur Snyder Memory of Mrs. Rose Sondker ... Gift of South Gate Lodge No. 547 Gift of B. A. Springrose Memory of Samuel Stampfer . Memory of John C. Steffens . Gift of Alfred J. Steiner . Gift of Loyd E. Strickland Memory of Henry E. Tanner .... Memory of Mrs. Katharin Tauschel Memory of Elmer G. Telthorst .. , Gift of Frank J. Tessmer Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Trautwein . ColIection at 21st District Table Lodge . Memory of Julius J. Unruh . Memory of William Varwig Memory of Dr. Stephen Vezeau Memory of Mrs. Josephine Vollmar Memory of Mrs. Florence Von Ark Gift of Miss ZelIa Von Gremp ... Memory of Fred P. Wagner Memory of William Ames Walker. Gift of W. A. Wandel .. Memory of Lyle Wanersten Gift of Webster Groves Chapter No. 64 . Memory of Charles J. Weiderman Memory of Harold Wertick Gift of Westport Lodll;e No. 340 Memory of David Howard Westwood . Memory of Mrs. Anna Whitworth Gift of Frank J. Williams Memory of Hubert L. Williamson Gift of J. G. Wilson . Gift of Pearl Wilson . Gift of Paul P. Wortman . Memory of Samuel Zane . Gift of A. H. Zimmer .

100.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 3.00 2.00 20.00 10.00 80.00 10.00 10.00 2.00 10.00 3.00 10.00 53.50 25.00 39.33 8.00 5.00 4.00 50.00 10.00 50.00 5.00 10.00 100.00 22.50 25.00 10.00 10.00 50.00 10.00 5.00 50.00 5.00 20.00 5.00 25.00 3.00 25.00 $7,343.26

50.00

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY July 1, 1967 to June 30, 1968 GE:\'ERAL FUr\'D Income Grand Lodge Per Capita Tax Grand Chapter, O.E.S. Per Capita Tax

Interest Income-General Fund Securities Dividends on Endowment Fund Stocks Interest on Endowment Fund Bonds Interest on Real Estate Notes-Endowment Fund

Members of Home Family Pensions Miscellaneous Income Refund from Florence Hearsum Fund

$ 253,939.78 21,044.50 $ 274,984.28 8,538.27 153,508.43 173,191.57 1,646.87 328,346.87 143,014.38 281,088.05 1,656.10 3,024.18


58 Income Income Income Income

1968

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

from Special Fund from Gussie L. Grenner Estate from Rcserve Fund . Rental Property-5335-37 Delmar-Net

43,302.65 17,489.88 126,130.68 2,063.31

GENERAL FUND-Il\;COME (Carried Forward)

$1,229,628.65

Expenses Wages and Salarics Provisions . Dry Goods and Clothing . Dry Cleaning and Shoe Repair Laundry

.

fucl

.

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 Hauling . Want Ads . Newspapers . Dues and Subscriptions Safe Deposit Box Piano Tuning Miscellaneous Administrative Travel Expenses Credit Reports Burial Expenses Security Retirement Expensc Management Consultant

$ 565,201.05

. . . .

. .

. . . . .

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES (Carried Forward)

176,264.32 5,424.58 1,811.93 9,351.65 25,850.46 38,561.98 14,291.65 18,807.21 4,708.90 18,150.79 1,437.34 299.74 7,253.89 51,135.06 4,057.61 26,297.89 20,675.55 201.00 29.70 1,595.83 716.35 4,496.99 382.00 1,598.00 711.69 2,303.61 845.57 18.00 1I5.00 2,900.47 1,361.10 470.57 4,273.43 11,550.60 12,000.00 4,837.50 $1,039,989.01

Other Expenses Taxes and Expenses on Estates Trustee's Collection Fees Equipment Purchascs-:'-:ct

$ 3,503.65 9,847.59 35,384.44

48.73:>.68

I,088.n4.6!'


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Excess of Income Over Expenditures . Add-Balance in General Fund, July I, 1967 Transfer-Reserve Fund .

$ 140,903.96

. $ 244,233.26 . 175 ,000.00

69,233.26

$ 210,137.22

Balance, June 30, 1968 Italic denotes red figure. BUILDING FUND

Income Bequests and Donations Interest on Bonds ...

$

6,927.26 620.12 $

7,547.38

Expenses 18.61

Collection Fees on Agency Account Excess of Income Over Expense Add-Balance, JUly 1, 1967 .... Balance, June 30, 1968

.

$

7,528.77 23,110.39

$

30,639.16

$

44,123.07

SPECIAL FUND

Income Interest on Securities

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

$

820.42 43,302.65 44,123.07

.00

Excess of Income Over Expenses Add-Balance, July 1, 1967

$

Balance, June 30, 1968

$ 998,375.24

998,375.24

RESERVE FUND

Income Dividends on Stocks . Interest on Bonds . Grand Lodge Initiation Fees

$

67,272.64 61,397.50 28,060.00 $ 156,730.14

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

$

3,900.93 126,130.68 17,087.37 147,118.98

Excess of Income Over Expenses .. Add-Balance, July I, 1967

$ $3,121,968.74

9,611.16


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Transfer from General Fund

175,000.000 3,296,968.74

Balance, June 30, 1968 ..

$3,306,579.90 E~DOWYlENT

FUND

Income

Gain on Sale of Securities Bequests and Gifts

$ 232,231.57 392,393.21

Income for Twelve Months Ended June 30, 1968 Add-Balance, July I, 1967 .

$ 624,624.78 5,252,031.24

Balance, June 30, 1968 .....

$5,876,656.02

CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAI:\'ME;\IT :FU;\;D Income

Contributions

.

$

8,648.26

$

8,940.92

$

292.66 6,869.81

s

6,577.15

Expenses

Entertainment and Gifts Excess of Expenses Over Income Balance, July 1, 1967 .

. .

Balance, June 30, 1968 ..

REPORT OF AUDITOR August 15, 19G8 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, 1967 to June 30, 1968. 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, 1968.

GENERAL FUND Assets $108,032.67 Cash in Mercantile Trust Company Cash in Mercantile-Commerce Trust Co.6,000.00 Payroll Account .


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Cash in Petty Cash Fund

200.00 - - - - $114,232.67 Inventories-Provisions and Supplies 48,716.19 Investments 60,945.75 Due from St. Louis Union Trust Co. Trustee-Gussie L. Grenner Estate . 11,717.68 Due from Endowment Fund . 455.32 Unexpired Insurance . . 16,969.20 Inventory-Cemetery Lots . . 395.00 - - - - $253,431.81

Liabilities Accounts Payable Accrued Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes Accrued Withholding Taxes Accrued Social Security Taxes Suspense Account-Donations Not Allocated Florence E. Hearsum Fund

. $ 29,556.64 . 664.56 . 5,161.54 . 2,582.24 . 1,695.46 3,634.15 . 43,294.59

Balance in General Fund

$ 210,137.22 BUILDING FUND

Cash in Mercantile Trust Company $ 1,583.38 Securities-At Cost 28,060.95 Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent. . . . . . . . . . . . 448.83 Balance in Building Fund

$

30,639.16

$

SPECIAL FUND Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent Securities

.

742.98 997,632.26

Balance in Special Account

.

$ 998,375.24

Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent Securities

. .

$

Reserve for Loss on Investments

.

RESERVE FUND

Balance in Reserve Fund ENDOWMENT FUND Assets Due from Tower Grove Bank & Trust Company, Agent Due from Sale of Property-Trimble Estate . United States Bonds . Other Bonds . Real Estate Loans . Stocks .

32,103.61 3,362,599.70

$3,394,703.31 88,123.41 $3,306,579.90

$

44,735.18 84,825.70 548,964.40 3,437,693.11 36,959.65 2,483,157.09


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Certificates of Deposit lnventory-Cemetery Lots

25,000.00 41.00 S6,661,376.13

Liabilities Reserve for Loss on Investmenb Wm. F. Kuhn Library Fund Due to General f'und .

$782,490.97

1,773.82 455.32 - - - - oS

784,720.11

055,876,656.02

Balance in Endowment Fund CHRlSTMAS A:\'D E:\'TERTAI;\;MEl\'T FUND Cash in Boatmen's National Bank

$

6,577.15

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, 1968 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, 1967 arc stated at values listed in the report for June 30, 1967. 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 SI.OO 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.

OFFICERS Elvis A. Mooney, President Roy A. Sander, Vice-President

Lewis C. Robertson, Secretary D. Jeff Lance, Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS William R. Denslow, Grand Master, Trenton Elvis A. Mooney, President, Bloomfield Roy H. Sander, Vice-President, St. Louis D. Jeff Lance, Treasurer, St. Louis J. Morgan Donelson, Senior Grand Warden, Princeton

William H. Chapman, Junior Grand Warden, Webster Groves Martin B. Dickinson, Kansas City Harold O. Grauel, Cape Girardeau Edward A. Lang, St. Louis Charles C. Oliver, Jr., Kansas City Lloyd C. Seaman, St. Joseph '\T. Raymond Usher, Hannihal


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ADVISORY BOARD-ORDER OF EASTERN STAR Mrs. Marjorie De Mott, Maryville l\.Jrs. Helena Fletcher, St. Louis 1\lrs. Mayme Sansom, Kansas City

Mrs. Juanita Mauss, Kansas City Emeritus

STAFF OF HOME Lewis C. Robertson, Superintendent Carl 1. Stein, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Harold E. Walters, Medical Director Dr. Robert A. Hall, Charge of Clinic

Dr. Charles Kilo, Staff Physician Mrs. Dorothy Tweedy, R.N., Head Nurse Mrs. Hazel L. Tibbs, Matron of Old Folks Emil E. Corte, Purchasing Agent

MEDICAL STAFF Harold E. Walters, M.D., 'Medical Director Charles Kilo, M.D., Hospital

Robert A. Hall, M.D., Out-Patient Clinic Harry F. C. Meyer, Dentist

J.

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

Floyd Alcorn, D.D.S., Dental Consultant ]. P. Altheide, J\f.D., Genitourinary Surgery William R. Bohne, l\LD., 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

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

R.W. Bro. Harry Gershenson, Chairman, presented the report of the Jurisprudence Committee and the following action was taken thereon: To the Most WorshiNul Gralld [,odge, A.F. (," A.M. of Missouri: DISI'F.-';SATlOl'\S

There were various dispensations isslled 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 he approved. '\lith reference to the dispensation denied. these likewise are within the sound


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discretion of the Grand Master. We recommend that the denial thereof he approved. I'ROI'OSFJ) SECTIO:\I

AMEl'DME~TS OF

2.170

BY-LAWS

RETIREMENT Al'D PENSIONS

Repeal and reenact Section to read as follows: The pension plan for the employees of the Grand Lodge is: (a) Each permanent full-time employee of the Grand Lodge shall be eligible on July l, 1968, if he has completed at least five years of continuous service and has not attained his 65th birthday. Any employee who does not have five years of service on July I, 1968, shall he eligible when he satisfies the five-year waiting period provided he is not over age 65 at that time. (b) Each month the employee is covered, his contribution will be 3 per cent of his monthly earnings. (c) No Grand Secretary or Grand Lecturer may continue to serve as such following the 1st day of October next after attaining the age of 70 years. (d) Retirement shall occur the 1st day of the month next following the 70th birthday if the employee is of the age of 55 or under when the Pension Plan goes into effect. If the employee is over the age of 55, he must retire in ten years, but not later than at age 70. (e) The employee will he eligible to retire and hegin receiving monthly pension equal to 1 per cent of his monthly earnings, averaged over the last ten years prior to retirement, multiplied by the years of continuous service with the Grand Lodge. Any service in excess of 30 years will be disregarded. This pension is in addition to Social Security. (f) If any employee terminates employment with the Grand Lodge prior to retirement, he may elect a cash refund of his own contributions with interest, or he may apply the money to provide a deferred annuity commencing on normal retirement date. (g) If death occurs before retirement, contributions made by the employee with interest shall be paid to the designated beneficiary in a lump sum. If the employee dies after retirement, the beneficiary will receive his contributions with interest, less any pension payment., received. (h) Such employee may elect an option which will provide an income for any persons named by him if his death occurs after retirement. Such employee may elect either the Contingent Annuitant Option or the Ten Years Certain and Life Option as hereinafter set forth. 1. Contingent Annuitant Option: Under this option. reduced payments will be made to the employee for life, and upon his death after retirement, a pension will be paid during the lifetime of the "contingent annuitant" who may be any person chosen by the employee when electing the option. 2. Ten Years Certain and Life Option: Under such option, reduced payments will be made to the employee for life, and if the employee dies before receiving payments for ten years, his payments will be continued to his beneficiary for the balance of the ten year period. (i) The Grand ;\1aster is authorized to appoint a committee to prepare this plan in legal form, and to arrange for presentation thereof to insurance companies or other companies which may be able to handle such plan. (j) Neither the adoption or any amendment of this Pension Plan shall give any person or persons any vested right, excepting as hereinabove stated. The right is reserved by the Grand Lodge to amend, modify or repeal the entire Pension Plan at any time for any or no reasons at all. Your committee has given this proposed amendment careful consideration. It is the unanimous recommendation of our committee that this proposed amendment be


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not adopted. The committee has considered the legal and other implications involved and feels that the plan is not fair to certain of the Grand Lodge officers who are under the present pension plan. Furthermore, the compulsory retirement provision appears to the committee to be undesirable because it states that retirement shall occur the first day of the month next following the 70th birthday of the employee if the employee is of the age of 55 or under when the pension plan goes into effect; if the employee is over the age of 55, he must retire in ten years but not later than age 70. The plan does not provide for an earlier optional retirement. In addition to the foregoing, the proposed amendment specifically provides that the Grand Master is authorized to appoint a committee to prepare this plan in legal form and to arrange for presentation thereof to insurance companies or other companies which may be able to handle such plan. It is thus evident that the proposed plan is incomplete and is not presently in adequate legal form, which in the opinion of the committee is another reason why the proposed amendment should not be adopted. In making its recommendation, this committee does not mean to imply that no other pension plans might be desirable nor does the committee suggest that the door be closed as to further consideration of future pension plans. SECTION

10.040

GRAND LODGE DUES

Repeal and reenact Section 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. We are advised that the Masonic Home of Missouri at the present time does not require an increase in its allotment of the per capita. SEcnON

15.060 PROFICIENCY

OF MASTER MASON

The proposed amendment reads as follows: Repeal and reenact Section to read as follows: Until a Master Mason has shown suitable proficiency in that degree, he is not permitted to vote, hold office in the lodge, dimit or petition any other organization which requires Blue Lodge membership as a basis for membership therein. It is a Masonic offense for a Master Mason to fail or refuse to show suitable proficiency in that degree within six months after being notified by the lodge to do so. After careful consideration, your committee recommends that the proposed amendment be not adopted. This proposed amendment would restore the prohibition of issuing dimits to non-proficient Master Masons eliminated in 1957 and also would prohibit petitioning any other organization which requires lodge membership as a basis for membership therein. SECTION

20.050

NOTICE AND ISSUE OF DIMIT

The proposed amendment reads as follows: Repeal and reenact Section to read as follows: The secretary of a lodge which elects a petitioner on a certificate of good standing forthwith must notify the lodge which issued the certificate, and on receipt of notice, the secretary of that lodge must issue a dimit and forward it to the electing lodge, provided the petitioner at that time meets the requirements of Section 20.010. Our committee has carefully considered this proposed amendment and recom路 mends that it be not adopted. It appears to the committee that the present Section 20.050 is clear, sufficient and adequate.


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23.040

:\1:\SOi\IC 1I0:'vIE BOARD

The proposed amendment reads as follows: Repeal and reenact Section to read as follows: The Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of \lissouri consists of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, who is President, the Senior Crand 'Varden and the Junior Grand 'Varden, tog-ether with eight I\faster Masons, memhers in good standing of :Missouri lodg-es, who arc elected by the Grand Lodg-e for terms of four years, with the terms of two members expiring each year. and one female member in g-ood standing- of a Missouri chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, elected hy the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star, for a term of four years. ;"\0 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 g-reater number is nominated than the number to he 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 Lodg-e officers and is by plurality \'ote. 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 dose 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. After careful thought, this committee recommends that this proposed amendment be not adopted. Upon information which has come to the committee, it appears that there is no necessity or desire at this time for the proposed amendment. PROPOSED RESOLUTlO:,,/S RESOLllTIOl\; TO CHANGE :"/A:\IE OF :\IASONIC HO:\1F.

The proposed resolution reads as follows: In recognition of the contribution to and participation in Masonic Home of Missouri of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star, the Board of Directors of Masonic Horne of \fissouri is authorized and directed to cause the corporate name of ~1asonic Home of Missouri to be changed so as to indicate such participation. This committee recommends that this proposed resolution be not adopted. REsourno:,,/ AS TO TRA:"/SFER TO ODOI\\ l.ODCE U. D. :"0.

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PROPERTY RECEIVED BY TilE GRA:-ID LODGE 0:-1 SURRE="DER OF CHARTER OF I'ORT.\(;EVILLE l.ODCr. ;';0.

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The proposed resolution reads as follows: (a) Authority is hereby granted to Odom Lodge :\0. 671, A.F. & A.M., whcn duly and lcgally chartered by the Grand Lodge, to acquire and receive from said Grand Lodge all of its right, title, interest and estate in and to a written lease recorded in book 67, at page 91, in the Office of Recorder of Deeds of New Madrid County, \lissouri. (b) The Grand Lodge shall deliver to said Odom Lodge No. 671, A.F. & A.M., when legally and duly chartered the slim of $3,801.41, in cash, heing the cash re-


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ceived by the said Grand Lodge at the time of the surrender of the charter of said Portageville Lodge No. 166, A.F. & A.M. (c) The Grand Lodge is hereby authorized and directed to transfer, assign, and deliver unto said Odom Lodge No. 671, A.F. & A.M., when legally and duly chartered, all other property, real or personal, which it may have acquired or received by reason of the surrender of the charter of the said Portageville Lodge 166, A.F. &A.M. (d) Said sum of $3,801.41, above mentioned, may he uscd hy said Odom Lodge 671, A.F. & A.\f., for its general purposes. (e) The Grand ~1aster and Grand Secretary are hereby empowered and directed to do any and all things necessary to carry out and effectuate the foregoing. Your committee recommends the adoption of this resolution. REI'RFSF,J\;TATIVES OF THE GRA:'\D LOÂť(;E AT TilE GRA:"O MASTERS' CONFERENCE

The proposed resolution reads as follows: The only representatives of the Grand Lodge at the Grand Masters' Conference and at the meetings of the George Washington Masonic l\;ational Memorial Association shall be the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and the Grand Secretary: their expenses in atlendance arc to he paid by the Grand Lodge. Your committee recommends that this resolution be not adopted. DECISIOr.;S

I. The Grand ~1aster ruled in a case where a brother was a member of a ~1asonic Lodge in another state, which docs not require a proficiency lecture in the Master Mason Degree before holding office or voting, that it was not necessary for this hrother to turn in the proficiency lecture of the Master Mason degree, according to Missouri ritual-or any other ritual-before heing qualified to vote, dimit or hold offtce. Under the law of the grand lodge of the state where the brother was obligated, he was a ~laster ~1ason in full and good standing, and our ~1issouri lodge accepted him as such. To do otherwise would penalize a brother who has consistently acted in good faith. The committee recommends the approval of this decision and ruling of the Grand Master. 2. The Grand Master ruled in a case where a DeMolay Chapter, which wished to send a degree team to Texas, requested one lodge for a contribution of $500, and wished to contact other lodges in the district for various amounts. He called attention to the resolution adopted at the 1967 convocation, whereby lodge funds might be expended for Masonic-allied youth organizations, with the approval of the Grand Master. He ruled that while he saw no objection to a lodge buying robes and paraphernalia, paying rent and insurance for the Masonic youth groups, that this resolution did not open the doors to such an unusual expenditure as requested in this instance. We recommend the approval of this decision. 3. The Grand Master ruled in the case of a candidate, who had little or no hearing-even though wearing a hearing aid-and who would not be able to hear, or understand any of the work being conducted-unless he could clearly see the person speaking, and even then, being doubtful that any communication would be understood-that this physical handicap would be so severe as to bar him from membership. We recommend the approval of this decision. 4. Although not a ruling of the Grand Master, the Grand Master called to the attention of the owners of a certain funeral parlor that was distributing book matches bearing a Masonic emblem, combined with the name of the funeral home,


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that this was improper under Masonic law, and if the operators of the funeral home had been Freemasons, charges would have been preferred against them. The funeral home graciously complied with the Grand Master's request to desist in this practice. Our committee recommends the approval of the action of the Grand Master. 5. The Grand Master ruled that it is improper to use taped materials or reo cordings in conferring the degrees. We approve this ruling of the Grand Master. Fraternally submitted, DEWEY ROUTH,

P. HULL, Roy W. MCGHEE,

JAMES

HARRY GF.RSHEl\;SOl'i,

Chairman.

The first part dealing with dispensations granted by the Grand Master was read and Brother Gershenson moved they be approved. Motion seconded and carried. The second part dealing with the decisions of the Grand Master was approved upon motion duly seconded and carried. That part of the report dealing with proposed amendment to Section 2.170 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws was presented and Brother Gershenson moved that the committee's recommendation that said amendment be not adopted be approved. Motion seconded and carried. Brother Gershenson explained that this does not mean the existing section will be ineffective, but merely that the proposed amendment should not be approved. That part of the report relating to proposed amendment of Section 10.040 of Grand Lodge By-Laws was read and Brother Gershenson moved that the recommendation of the Committee that this amendment be not adopted. Motion seconded and carried. Brother Gershenson then read the next section of the report relating proposed amendment of Section 15.060 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws and explained that the change in the section would be to prevent dimitting or petitioning other organizations whose membership required Blue Lodge membership. Brother Gershenson stated it was the recommendation of his committee that this proposed amendment be not adopted. THE GRAND MASTER: Does anyone have any questions on this amendment? R.W. BROTHER McILVANE: Most Worshipful Grand Master, I am reminded of the statement you made this morning about one of the letters you received that the man was going to devote his money and energy to the Shrine. I believe, Most Worshipful Sir, if the Brother was required to do in the third degree what he had done in the first and second degrees, we would not have as many instances of this sort, where a man believes that membership in the Shrine, or any other body you wish to name, is predominantly important and that his Blue Lodge is something that should go by the wayside. I believe this amendment is a step in the right direction. I hope we vote against the recommendation of the Jurisprudence Committee. M.W. BRO. ROBERT L. ARONSON: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren: I greatly respect Brother McIlvane, the last speaker on this


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subject, but I think we ought to retain the law we have. These are not matters of theory; these are practical problems, and in the practical sense those of us who have served as Grand Master know that we gain much strength in Freemasonry through the Masonic bodies which require membership in a Blue Lodge as a prerequisite to membership in their organization. I see no good in adopting this resolution and I see a great deal of harm in causing a division within Freemasonry as a whole. I do not believe that we suffer greatly by the fact that some are hurried into seeking membership in the York Rite bodies, the Scottish Rite bodies, and ultimately in the Shrine. I think we have gotten along real well as the situation stands. Mind you, what the Grand Master said was under the heading of poverty-a peculiar sort of attitude for a man to take, and we know that he can't serve the Shrine if he doesn't keep up his membership in his lodge. I think this is fraught with danger; we may make a terrible mistake. I am not a member of the Jurisprudence Committee; I haven't had any consultation with its members. I speak for nobody but myself. I think the committee was right when it said "leave our present by-law alone." THE GRAND MASTER: Brother Gershenson, I don't know the answer to this, but maybe you can tell me: How would this effect the bodies of the Order of the Eastern Star? BROTHER GERSHENSON: I should think it would affect any of the other organizations which would require Blue Lodge membership as a basis. That is what this says. May I make a suggestion that might be of some assistance and that is the fact the by-law provides a way to make a brother turn in his M.M. degree; he may suffer Masonic discipline. So that is a way to get action within the Blue Lodge. Sometimes we overlook it; it isn't enforced, but it can be enforced. So our Committee is still of the opinion that the amendment should be refused. W. BRO. FRANK LEWIS: As secretary of a Masonic body, it is my humble opinion there are many places where a man can be active in Masonry. There are those who are attracted to the Scottish Rite group or to the Royal Arch or Commandery work; I think it is great. I don't feel we should restrict them. I think Masonry would suffer immensely if we require those who take the lodge work and then want to move into another body. I feel personally, as far as allowing a man to dimit, I think he should be allowed to dimit to the lodge of his choice. I believe I would go along with the Jurisprudence Committee. BRO. W. A. SULLIVAN: When you took your Master's degree, as you all did, you knew you had to give your third proficiency. I think that should be required of every man that sets out to be a member of the Blue Lodge, and until he does make his proficiency he is not a Master Mason. I think that should answer the question whether we want this thing changed or not. If he is not a Master Mason I don't think he has a right to try to get into the other organizations; I don't care what it is. THE GRAND MASTER: Brethren, you have heard the discussion. Both sides have been well represented. Are you ready for the question? W. BRO. QUENTEN BOYD: I move that this motion be tabled until this time next year, when we can have it adequately explained in each one of our lodges and we can make an intelligent decision on it.


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THE GRAND MASTER: There has been a motion to table the recommendation, which has been seconded and which has to be acted upon. All in favor of tabling- this recommendation will say "Aye." Opposed "No." I have the impression it is voted down. Now, Brethren, are you ready for the question on the proposed amendment? All in favor of the recommendation will please rise. The recommendation of the Jurisprudence Committee is that this section remain as it now stands and we should not adopt the proposed amendment. All those-I want to state this rig-ht-all those who do not want to change the by-laws as per the resolution that has been offered will rise. Brethren, by your vote there were 408 votes in favor of the old section and 386 against it. Brethren, this count was a very fair count, I think. M.W. BROTHER ARONSON: ;\lost 'Vorshipful Grand l\faster, I ask the Grand Master's permission to make a suggestion. There is no proposition that ought to be decided in a way that somebody thinks is unfair. There is more than one way to take a vote. One way, for example, is actual physical division. Those 'with one view going- in that direction and being counted and those with another view going in the other direction and being counted. That I point out is the way to do this in a manner that would, in the long run, leave everybody happy. The majority does prevail. I don't want to speak on the merits at the moment. I would say that a division can be had if the Grand Master thinks it 'would be better accepted than a standing vote. And then I want to point out that the question was not put in a way that could accomplish a change in the by-laws. This matter is not technical, but the motion was that the report and recommendation of the Jurisprudence Committee be approved. A negative vote would not accomplish the opposite. It \\'ould not chang-e the by-laws. It would take an affective substitute motion to actually accomplish a change in the by-law, the way the Grand ]\faster put the question. Please don't think I am criticizing you personally: I am the last man to criticize you. 1\'evertheless, the motion was that the report and recommendation of the Jurisprudence Committee be adopted. A negative vote would mean that the recommendation of the Jurisprudence Committee should not he adopted, but that does not adopt or reject the amendment. It would take an additional motion. In taking a vote it would be fair to have one group go to one side and the other group go to the other side, and you can count them physically. It will take time, but you don't want anybody to leave this or any Masonic gathering with the feeling there "'as an unfair count. You do want people to feel, even if it is just by one vote, that the majority prevailed. UNIDE1\'TIFIED BROTHER: Judge Aronson, would you state what the question is we are voting on? M.W. BROTHER .\R01'\SON: I think the Grand Master has declared it was voted on; that you are not now voting on it. If he wants to take another vote, I think he would have the permission of the Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee. I will endeavor to re-state it. UNIDENTIFIED BROTHER: There arc people here who don't quite understand it yet. Does this mean they have to take an examination and stand the third dq~ree or dOll't they? That's all I want to know.


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M.W. BROTHER ARONSOl"\: The question is not that simple. With the permission of these Brethren. I will state the issue as I understand it. rt isn't as simple as "does a man have to pass his proficiency examination or doesn't he?" The present law will remain the law until an amendment is adopted. The present law is that a man who has been raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason must pass a proficiency examination in order to hold office or to vote. He is subject to Masonic discipline if he fails to do so, upon proper notice. None of that would be changed, but this proposal that the committee has recommended unfavorable after its study of it, this proposal would have added another prohibition until he passed that examination, namely. he not only could not hold office or vote, but he could not dimit and he could not petition another body that requires Masonic membership as a prerequisite to membership in it. Now in plain words that would mean, as the Chairman pointed out, the man, until he had passed the examination. could not apply for membership in the Scottish Rite, in Royal Arch Masonry. in the Eastern Star or in any other body which requires Masonic membership. So you see it is a big issue. If you vote with the committee, favorable to its report, you "mn't change the law. The law will still say a man must pass his examination; until he docs so he cannot vote or hold office and is subject to Masonic discipline. The committee feels that Masonic discipline is enough of a penalty. M.W. BROTHER DICKINSON: Most \Vorshipful Brother Aronson, are there not two changes involved here: One of prohibition of dimitting and, two, prohibition of petitioning other bodies? M.W. BROTHER ARONSON: Yes. M.W. BROTHER DICKINSON: Most Worshipful Grand :Master: This is, of course, I realize, out of order. The thing has been declared adopted, but I do feel very keenly and very personally on this question of prohibition of dimitting. which was removed from the by-laws some ten years ago. Our Grand Master this year devoted a great amount of time and effort to restoring suspended l\laster Masons to membership in our lodges. It happens that quite a few years ago I was Master of a lodge which then was in rather desperate straits, and we engaged in the operation of trying to get back into our membership those who had been lost, either by taking their dimit or by being suspended. I was met with this statement more than once: "I will not rejoin the Masonic Fraternity because I was out of money and I couldn't get out because they told me I had not passed my third degree proficiency and was on their records as suspended for non-payment of dues, and this was not voluntary on my part." "I could resign from any other organization that I belonged to, but because I had not passed my proficiency, which I knew nothing of or had never been emphasized to me, I was put under a cloud as a suspended member, and consequently I don't like you and I won't rejoin you." It is just that simple. We are in Freemasonry of our own free will and accord, and we should stay in Freemasonry of our own free will and accord regardless of whether we have passed our proficiency examination in the third degree. R.W. BROTHER MOONEY: Brethren, while this discussion was going


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on the Grand Master commented to me and 1 hope 1 make remarks consistent with his desire. This is an organization of brothers. Regardless of the outcome we don't want to make a move here that will separate us and have some member who is on the losing side believe it was not carefully counted, because 1 am sure you would not want it said that it was deliberately miscounted, or as one brother said, unfortunately said, "railroaded." The Grand Master has indicated that if requested he would announce that the result had not been determined and delay this matter to another time today when a count be made which would be satisfactory-not to everybody in its outcome, but satisfactory in that it had been counted properly. So I will now ask that the Grand Master will not declare this was a final vote and that as soon as the business of this session will permit, that a division be made in such a way that there can be no question as to the count. UNIDENTIFIED BROTHER: 1ÂŁ this thing passes where do the memo bers stand who have joined other bodies and haven't made their proficiencies in the third degree in the Blue Lodge? THE GRAND MASTER: It would not be retroactive. The Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee tells me it might be, possibly might be retroactive on the dimits. This count has not been completed. It is now two-thirty and under our by-laws we must ballot on the election of of. ficers. This takes precedence over everything else. After that vote I am going to ask for a body count. We will have an actual body count so no one will go out of here and say this was "railroaded." I would hate to have that happen. Thereupon the Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee proceeded with the presentation of the report, as follows: That part of the report relating to a proposed amendment of Section 23.040 of the by-laws which would permit a member of the Eastern Star to be on the Masonic Home Board, was read, and the recommendation of the committee is that it be not adopted. Brother Gershenson thereupon moved that this recommendation be approved. Motion seconded and carried. The next part of the report relating to change of the name of the Masonic Home was read and the chairman moved that the recommendation of the committee that there be no change in the name be approved. Motion seconded and carried. The next part of the report relating to resolution with regard to Odom Lodge U.D. was read and approval of this resolution was moved by Chairman Gershenson. Motion seconded and carried. The next section of the report relating to resolution with regard to payment of expenses of Grand Lecturer in attending meeting of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, was read, and it was moved by the chairman that this resolution be not adopted. Motion seconded and carried. THE GRAND MASTER: The report of the Jurisprudence Committee has not been completed. There are some other things to bring up. It is now two-thirty, time for the election as required by our By-Laws.


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THE GRAND MASTER: Brethren, we are going to get this vote split determined right now before we get out of this hall, if we never get anything else done. All of you who are in favor of not changing the bylaws--in other words, leaving it just as it is--will please come down on the floor. (At this point a large number of the Brethren left their seats and came to the floor.) THE GRAND MASTER: Brethren, I think I made myself clear. Those of you who are on the floor right now are here because you want to keep the by-laws like they are right now. Do you want to go any further? Most of you are down here, Brethren. This is getting a little ridiculous. Are those of )'ou who are still sitting there satisfied the motion has carried? (At this point there was a chorus of Yesses.) THE GRAND MASTER: All right. I hereby declare the motion has carried. The Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee then read the section of the report relating to amendment of Section 20.050 of the By-Laws and moved that the recommendation of the Jurisprudence Committee that this amendment be not adopted. Motion seconded and carried. The Chairman then moved that entire report of the Committee on Jurisprudence be approved. Motion seconded and carried. TELLERS APPOINTED

The Grand Master called on R.W. Bro. Harry Gershenson, chairman, to take charge of the tellers, and proceed with the handing out of ballots for election of Grand Lodge officers and members of the Masonic Home Board, which was done. REPORT OF THE GRAND LECTURER

R.W. Bro. Freelon K. Hadley, Grand Lecturer, presented the report of the Grand Lecturer and moved it be received. Motion seconded and carried, and is as follows: To the Most WorshiPful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: I herewith submit my 17th annual report as your Grand Lecturer. It has been my privilege and pleasure to visit and conduct schools of instruction in each of the 60 districts in the state once and a number, where it was evident that these schools would be beneficial, a second and third time. These schools have been well attended by past masters and brethren but there is a decline in attendance of officers of the lodges. This seems to be caused by a lack of real interest on the part of these officers. An officer of a lodge has a duty and a responsibility to his lodge that should not be treated lightly. The ritual is one of the important parts of his training and if he shows a lack of interest in it, the chances are great that he will neglect other things and will not be a good leader when he becomes worshipful master. Fortunately there are still many lodges that have fine sets of officers. These are the lodges that take active parts in all Masonic activities. The officers of these lodges, as a rule, are not only leaders in ~1asonic affairs but are also active in civic and community affairs. It is from the officers of this group of lodges that this Grand Lodge must look for leadership in the future.


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Many brethren are in some way innlhed in teachinR ritual, the District Deputy Grand Lecturers, the District Deputy Grand Masters, and officers of lod~es, instructors who teach profidencies and many past masters. These brethren, as a whole, do a wonderful job and arc sincere in their desire to teach the ritual correctly. \Vithout them we would be lost. This Grand LodRe owes them a debt of Rratitude and can no lon~er tolerate the open violation of our ritual by some degree team or some individual brother. There is no place in the ritual for le\'ity or rou~hness and it should be avoided at all cost. It is difficult and often unpleasant for the \\'orshipful \faster of a 10dRe to refuse some brother the privileRe of takin~ part in the conferrinR of a tlcRree. In this day and time of so many heart fatalities it would be much better to have any unpleasantness before the degree rather than while the de~ree is in pro~ress. On paRe 102 of the 19!)H Book of Constitutions, under miscellaneous decisions, we find this decision handed down in 1926, aRain in 1943 and a~ain in 1949; "It is not permissible to usc a code: its use is a Masonic offense." There still seems to be corne doubt in the minds of some brethren the meaning of the word "code." This Grand Lodge docs not sanction the printing, I:-.i ANY FORM, of any part of the ritual except that which is found in our \fasonic Manuals. One of the duties of the Grand Lecturer, and it is fast becoming the most important one, is to select and train men to fill the vacancies in the office of District Deputy Grand Lecturer which occur each year. Gone are the days when you could RO in a district and find a number of qualified men to take the office. ~ow you have to hunt to find a brother who is willing to devote the time and one who has the ambition and desire to perfect himself in the ritual. This situation grows more acute each year. Many District Deputy Grand Lecturers consent to reo appointment only becausc there is no one in their districts qualified to replace them and they do not want their districts to slip back"'ard after they have labored so hard to raise them to the ritualistic level they now occupy. It is sad that I must report that R.W. Bro. LeRoy P. Lewis, Van Buren, District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 4ith district, had a severe cerebral hemorrhage \lay 12 and is still confined to the hospital. R.W. Brother Lewis is one of the fine ritualists of the state and is a favorite with all who know him. The prayers of all his friends are for his speedy and complete recovery. Each year the Grand LodRe Officers receive a lar~e numher of im'itations to special meetin~s and other ;\fasonic functions, many of which are outstanding events. It is with reRret that I am not in a position to accept many of these invitations. The first duty of the Grand Lecturer is to supervise the ritual and if this is done properly, it leaves little time for special events. I do appreciate receiving all these invitations and apologize for not bein~ able to accept more of them. It is with pleasure that I calI attention to two groups of distinguished brethren to whom this Grand Lod~e and the brethren of this Rreat state are indebted. I am speakinR of the District Deputy Grand Lecturers and the District Deputy Grand Masters. Theirs is a Labor of Love and without it the wheels of the Masonic fraternity ill \Iissouri would move very very slowly. I am deeply indehted to the District Deputy Grand Lecturers for their loyal support and the fille work they have done in their respective districts in behalf of the Grand LodRe. I also wish to thank the District Deputy Grand Masters for their cooperation and assistance. In closing, I especially wish to thank the entire line of Grand Lod~e Officers for the many thin~s they have done ill my behalf. Fraternally submitted, FRF.ELON K. HADLEY. Grand Lecturer.


1968

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

75

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RITUAL

R.W. Bro. Freelon K. Hadley presented the report of the Committee on Ritual, and moved it be received. Motion seconded and carried, and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. 6' A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREI'\: Your Committee on Ritual met in Springfield, ~Iarch 2, 1968, all members being present. The committee was asked for their opinion on the use of a tape recorder in the conferring of the degrees. After discussing the subject fully, we were unable to find any JlJST REASO;\l why anyone should want to violate a law that we have had for over a century. It was the unanimous opinion of this committee that a tape recording of any part of the ritual, exoteric or esoteric, to be used in the conferral of degrees should, at no time, be permitted. The second matter to come before the committee was the availability of film strips for the lectures in the first and third degrees. For more than a year there has been no Missouri film available through any Masonic supply company. After a lengthy correspondence with a number of Masonic supply houses we found two that have agreed to furnish these film strips and also the same pictures in slides. The Cleo F. Clark Co., P.O. Box 753, Wichita, Kansas, and the J. P. Luther Co., ]73 South Pearl Street, Berlin, \Visconsin. \Ve selll these companies a set of pictures we wanted copied and later approved the film they produced. These companies are now ready to supply film strips or slides suitable for our first and third degree lectures. The names of approximately 500 brethren who have received certificates in sub-division I and II of the Certificate Plan, during the past year, will be added as a part of th is report. Fraternally submitted, FREELo:'ll K. HADLEY, Chair/l/all, "VII.L1A:\f \\'. FORRESTER, \VIl.LIA:-'f V \(CC:OLI.U:-'f, L. \L\RSIIALL HOLLEI'\BECK, ;\IERLE CRAHA:\I, JOliN T. HEARD, SR. SUBDIVISIOI'\ l-ORIGI;>.;AI.S 4219 John Cline Lackey, East Gate No. 630 4220 Bobby Leon Blankenship, Fenton No. 281 4221 Noel Clark Brittain, McDonald No. 324 4222 Ronnie J. Sharp, McDonald No. 324 4223 Clarence Marshall Specie, McDonald No. 324 4224 David Letcher Christman, Swope Park No. 617 4225 Michael Ralph Lane, East Gate No. 630 4226 Bernie L. West, Gate of the Temple No. 422 4227 Henry Edman Dement, Maplewood No. 566 4228 Edward Albert Overby, Maplewood No. 566 4229 Edward Lee Sharpe, Maplewood No. 566 4230 Garrett Wayne Newman, Hartford No. 171 4231 Michael Edward Sanders, Raytown No. 391 4232 Theodore E. Snell, Risin~ Sun No. 13 4233 Glenn A. Kirk, Swope Park No. 617 4234 Elmer C. Weilmuenster, Wellsville No. 194 4235 Larry Luverne Day. Raytown No. 391 4236 Charles Francisco Kehl, Hebron No. 354 4237 Claude Edward Adams, Troy No. 34

-1238 Fred Terry Beshears, East Gate No. 630 4239 Joseph D. Rayfield, Hopewell No. 239 4240 Thomas Howard Buckalew, Modern No. 144 4241 Glenn C. Atkinson, Belton No. 450 4242 Howard L. Adkins, Country Club No. 656 4243 Raymond R. Sanders, Jr., Solomon No. 271 4244 James Garrison Williams, Independence No. 76 4245 Edward Lee Rasnic, Belton No. 450 4246 Paul Edward Welton, Carthage No. 197 4247 William Russel Co~an, Chri<;tian No. 392 4248 Edward Ray Oman, Westport No. 340 4249 Alfred Emmett Farris, Swope Park No. 617 4250 Floyd J. Laffiin, Joachim No. 164 421)1 James William Tucker, Crescent Hill No. 368 4252 Robert N. Kinkead, St. Francois No. 234 4253 Jay C. Nations, Cuba No. 312 4254 James Adin Shane, Cuba No. 312 4255 Don Leland Carrell, Linn Creek No. 152


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4256 John T. Beavers, }<'raternal No. 363 4257 Carroll J. Phillips, Joachim No. 164 4258 Calvin N. Kingman, Independence No. 76 4259 Guy O. Thompson, Rising Sun No. 13 4260 Paul R. Clampitt, Christian No. 392 4261 Milford S. Wehmhoener, Gate City No. 522 4262 Donald L. Tarrant, United No.5 4263 Kenneth R. Clements, Aurora No. 267 4264 Basil J. Hill, Carthage No. 197 4265 Carl Weston Hoerath, King Hill No. 376 4266 Herbert W. Crowder, Temple No. 299 4267 Donald V. AtkilUlon, Jefferson No. 43 4268 David Richard Wasserfallen, Fairfax No. 483 4269 Kenneth A. Gebhardt, Twilight No. 114 4270 Douglas H. Garrett, Acacia No. 602 4271 Bobby Ray Minnick, Acacia No. 602 4272 John W. McBride, Twilight No. 114 4273 George Hazen Stickney, Acacia No. 602 4274 Ellis Hugh Havard, Trinity No. 641 4275 Billy Joe Waugh, Aurora No. 267 4276 Albert L. Jensen, East Gate No. 630 4277 George G1endell Twidwell, Wayne No. 526 4278 Dennis Dale Hammantree, Gate City No. 522 4279 John B. Jones, East Gate No. 630 4280 Sam Victor Cochran, Cooper No. 36 4281 Herbert Carl Ort, Overland No. 623 4282 Walter Henry Ort, Overland No. 623 4283 Cecil DeWayne Rogers, Temperance No. 438 4284 David Goe Young, Cole Camp No. 595 4285 Charles E. Asher, Galena No. 515 4286 Carnell Cutbirth, Galena No. 515 4287 Richard George Kiske, Freedom No. 636 4288 Billy Allen Martin, Wakanda No. 52 4289 Charles Eugene Harper, Amsterdam No. 141

1968

4290 John L. Lorenz, Gate of the Temple No. 422 4291 Chester Milton Webb, Gate of the Temple No. 422 4292 John Pennington, Composite No. 369 4293 James F. Atkisson, Linn Creek No. 152 4294 William Earl Weese, Temperance No. 438 4295 Roger James Davis, Acacia No. 602 4296 Billy Joe Crawford, Grain Valley No. 644 4297 John R. Moore, Wentzville No. 46 4298 Euell Jesse Sweeten, Wentzville No. 46 4299 Carl Irvin Atherton, Bosworth No. 597 4300 Edgar Franklin Coonrad, Florissant No. 668 4301 Charles James Graham, Belton No. 450 4302 Henry W. Busch, Jennings No. 640 4303 Orland R. McCoy, Fidelity No. 339 4304 Edward J. Borgard, Bridgeton No. 80 4305 William Dale Placher, Overland No. 623 4306 Oscar Lee Watts, Maplewood No. 566 4307 Arthur Wayne Lamme, Florissant No. 668 4308 Sam Krem, Cosmos No. 282 4309 George A. COllilUl, Pilot Knob No. 182 4310 Peter S. Rodgers, Jr., Maplewood No. 566 4311 Lewis William Witte, OwelUlville No. 624 4312 Donald Charles Ashlock, Summit No. 263 4313 George Raymond Losey, Independence No. 76 4314 William Jameson Smith, Orient No. 546 4315 Raymond D. Girdner, Friendship No. 89 4316 Charles M. Soper, III, Independence No. 76

SUBDlVISIO:"l I-FIRST RENEWALS

A1831 John Shaw Turner, Alpha No. 659 A1832 Horace Eugene Parkes, Richmond No. 57 A1833 Carol Edwin Simerly, Union Star No. 124 A1834 Irvin F. Tongay, Florissant No. 668 A1835 Richard Wayne Calvert, Platte City No. 504 A1836 John Auston Robinson, Montgomery No. 246 A 1837 Glen D. Patton, Kennett No. 68 A1838 Thomas Eugene Thurmon, Troy No. 34 A1839 Dwight L. Pickinpaugh, Raytown No. 391 A1840 Gene Wallace Baker, Independence No. 76 A1841 Earl W. Lash, Cass No. 147 A1842 Rabon B. McKnight, Jr., Weston No. 53 A1843 Alvin J. Lauener, Fellowship No. 345 A1844 Edward A. Hays, Belton No. 450 A1845 Alvin Merlin Armstrong, Fairmont No. 290 A1846 C. Parker Jenkins, Twilight No. 114 A1847 Eugene S. Harris, Ionic No. 154 A 1848 Tony M. Thomas, Gate of the Temple No. 422 A 1849 William Harry Sorrells, Ingomar No. 536 A1850 Larry D. Ledford, Unionville No. 210 A1851 Paul Henry Jones, Easter No. 575 A1852 Ralph H. King, Richland No. 385 A1853 Marshall Gene Shain, Poplar Bluff No. 209

AlB54 A1855 A1856 A1857 A1858 A1859 A1860 A1861 A1862 A1863 A1864 A1865 A1866 A1867 A1868 A1869 A1870 A1871 A 1872 A1873 A1874 A1875 A1876 A1877

A1878 A IH79 A 1880

Darrell Lowell Jones, Fairfax No. 483 Clyde Roberts, Nodaway No. 470 Paul William Kittle, Rolla No. 213 Johnnie Henry Jones, Canopy No. 284 Jimmie L. Moreland, Neosho No. 247 James Sydney West, Gate of the Temple No. 422 Elmer Glenn Miner, Hopewell No. 239 Willard N. Druart, Joplin No. 335 Thomas Cee Moore, Joplin No. 335 George R. Johnson, Liberty No. 31 Bruce Raymond Austin, Charleston No. 407 E. Marion Brown, Charleston No. 407 Robert Lee Meredith, Solomon No. 271 Earl C. Daughetee, Joachim No. 164 John A. Golson, Fayette No. 47 Kenneth Noel Scruggs, Cooper No. 36 Joseph L. Frazier, Jr., Liberty No. 31 R. FranklilUl Avery, Berkeley No. 667 Bernard J. Goodhart, Jr., Berkeley No. 667 Frank P. Lesinski, Sr., Euclid No. 505 Wayne Gorman Tucker, Florissant No. 668 Donald Leo Warfield, Joplin No. 335 Melvin L. Hatcher, Arcana No. 389 Gerald W. Compton, Brotherhood No. 269 Alfred R. Morrill, Galena No. 515 George Otto Scobee, Galena No. 515 Edward Raymond Vester, Bismarck No. 41


1968

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

A1881 Aubrey M. Gooch, Dockery No. 325 A 1882 George Dana Kinsman, Theo. ROO8evelt No. 661 A1883 Robert Sherman Bailey, Raytown No. 391 A1884 Gregory B. Linville, Raytown No. 391

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A1885 John Thomas Shine, Gate of the Temple No. 422 A1886 Gerald Kenneth Riley, Marlborough No. 569 A1887 Lewis Gordon Baker, Orient No. 546

SUBDIVISION I--SECOND RENEWALS

B930 B931 B932 B933 B934 B935 B936 B937 B938 B939 B940 B941 B942 B943 B944 B945 B946 B947 B948 B949 B950 B951 B952

John A. Bishop, Four Mile No. 212 Clyde O. Cumins, Four Mile No. 212 Ray Hilton, Country Club No. 656 James E. Long, Waynesville No. 375 James Robert Floyd, Belton No. 450 James O. Ouree, Meramec No. 313 Sam M. Morris, Somerset No. 206 T. Lynn Dawson, Aurora No. 267 Larry Cecil Miller, King Hill No. 376 Harley W. Craig, Ionia No. 381 John Joseph Darcy, Fraternal No. 363 Frank O. Phillips, Joachim No. 164 Jess H. Easley, Laclede No. 83 Hoyt Young, Macks Creek No. 433 Charles Lee Miller, Sullivan No. 69 Charles Edward Scheurich, Acacia No. 602 Edward Wilson Whitehead, Algabil No. 544 Floyd Hogan Buckner, Ionic No. 154 Elmer F. Euart, Acacia No. 602 Charles Naaman Alcorn, Wentzville No. 46 Ted Horowitz, Cornerstone No. 323 Vernie Clive Westlake, New Hampton No. 510 Arvid Earl Critchfield, Northeast No. 643

B953 James D. Buzzard, Neosho No. 247 B954 William Harry Lloyd, Canopy No. 284 B955 Orlen Otis Hungerford, Anchor No. 443 B956 William Henry Fox, Charleston No. 407 B957 E. Ralph Williams, Charleston No. 407 B958 Emmett M. Burk, Gate of the Temple No. 422 B959 Dorell C. Luce, United No. 5 B960 Claude Franklin Stephens, Advance No. 590 B961 Frank Edgar Hafner, Alpha No. 659 B962 Daniel C. Ray, Howard No.4 B963 Royal Elmer Osgood, Brotherhood No. 269 B964 Russell M. Arthur, Overland No. 623 B965 F. Shields Baker, Joplin No. 335 B966 Glen E. Ruble, Sullivan No. 69 B967 Howard E. Gordon, Dockery No. 325 E968 Joseph J. Garner, Gate of the Temple No. 422 B969 Ardell O. Kennedy, Poplar Bluff No. 209 B970 Cleon C. Thompson, Mountain Grove No. 158 B971 Charles Edgar Wisdom, Ivanhoe No. 446 B972 Harry M. Thompson, Sheffield No. 625

SUBDIVISION I-THIRD RENEWALS

C484 LOKan E. Wing, Jr., St. Joseph No. 78 C485 Clyde Milton Shortell, Richmond No. 57 C486 Millard Warren Pendleton, Carthage No. 197 C487 Kenneth L. Glahn, Clarence No. 662 C488 Alfred L. Gates, California No. 183 C489 William C. Gruber, Joachim No. 164 C490 Everett F. Moore, New Hampton No. 510 C491 Clarence Edward Sadler, Sikeston No. 310 C492 William Carter Bell, New Madrid No. 429 C493 Emory Joseph Hampel, Union No. 593 C494 Willis Ralph Hunt, Alpha No. 659 C495 Arthur Ralph Zellmer, Crescent Hill No. 368 C496 Ogden L. Romine, Winigan No. 540 C497 C. Earl Nichols, Acacia No. 602 C498 Roy H. Rude, Howard No.4 C499 John Ivai Green, New Hampton No. 510

C500 C501 C502 C503 C504 C505 C506 C507 C608 C509 C510 C511 C512 C513 C514 C515 C516 C517 C518

Kenneth C. Kurtz, Oregon No. 139 Donald Warren Bollinger, Xenia No. 60 Paul E. Parsley, Compass No. 120 Othar K. Rowlett, New Hampton No. 610 Charles Oliver Bridges, Crescent Hill No. 368 Joseph T. Snyder, Summit No. 263 Charles P. Allen, Berkeley No. 667 Lewis C. "Wes" Cook, Weston No. 53 Kenneth P. Johnson, Ferguson No. 542 Edmund L. Glascock, Acacia No. 602 Harry C. Dunham, Brotherhood No. 269 Tony Case, Gate of the Temple No. 422 Elmer J. Chrisman, Livingston No. 51 Robert L. Hoemann, Union No. 593 Charles A. Wilkinson, Xenia No. 50 Robert C. McIntosh, Bethany No. 97 Donald L. Fulk, Platte City No. 504 Ronnie L. House, Mansfield No. 543 Herman S. Mullen, Ava No. 26

SUBDIVISION I-FOURTH RENEWALS

0236 0237 0238 0239 0240 0241 0242 D243 D244 0245 0246

Tommy Curbow, Branson No. 587 Orville Duley, Poplar Bluff No. 209 Woodrow Stanley, Richmond No. 57 Steven D. Lundy, New Hampton No. 510 Ray Frank Begole. Hebron No. 354 Leo B. Kennedy, Edina No. 291 Merle Bryce Graham, Hiram No. 362 Eugene "Pat" McFarland, Hermon No. 187 Walter A. Powell. Sikeston No. 310 William V McCollum, Solomon No. 271 Richard L. Kieffer, Maplewood Lodge No. 566

0247 0248 0249 0250 0251 0252 D253 D264 0256 0256

Clark M. Blackman, Somerset No. 206 Herbert Dale DeWeese, Eureka No. 73 L. Ooyle Treece, United No. 5 James R. Chalfant, Gate of the Temple No. 422 James Prfentiss Daily, New Hampton No. 610 Glen H. Boyles, Friendship No. 89 Hart Dittemore, Mt. WashinKton No. 614 Leroy Paul Lewis, Van Buren No. 609 George Hayes, Sullivan No. 69 Alfred W. Kuenzle, Herculaneum No. 338


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D257 Clyde C. King, Webster No. 98 D258 Oliver Croquart, Overland No. 623 D259 Walter Chas. Niehaus, Paul Revere No. 330 D260 Robert W. Caldwell, Cache No. 416

1968

D261 Calvin J. Livingston, Ivanhoe No. 446 D262 Charles Raymond Snidow, Ivanhoe No. 446 D263 Chester M. Turley, Ivanhoe No. 446

SUBDIVISIO:-'; I-FIFTH RENEWALS

E125 Charles Wilford Hall, KinK Hill No. 376 E126 Gus T. Fischer, Jonesburg No. 457 E127 Charles Robert McIntosh, East Gate No. 630 E128 Harold M. Jayne, Memphis No. 16 E129 Harry R. Sherer, Gate of the Temple No. 422 E130 Osa F. Godfrey, Gate of the Temple No. 422 E131 Warren Linn GallinKer, Union Star No. 124 E132 Earl A. BanninK, Oreg>on No. 139

E133 E134 E135 E136 E137 E138 E139 E140 E141 E142 E143

Raymond D. Polsgrove, OreKon No. 139 Francis C. Martin, Sullivan No. 69 Philip Henry Frueh, Union No. 593 Emmet L. Bunton, Hermon No. 187 Arthur L. Collins, Howard No. 4 EUKene Clare Johnson, Carthage No. 197 Archie A. Young, Hornersville No. 215 Reuben Y. Hume, ArmstronK No. 70 John Sherman Cotton, BOKard No. 101 Loren S. Kirkpatrick, Mountain Grove No. 158 Paul V. Raney, Potosi No. 131

SPRDIVISION I-SIXTH RE/,;EWALS

1<'61 F62 F63 F64 F65 F66

Lloyd C. Kennon, Granite No. 272 George L. Shipley, King HilI No. 376 Everett Leslie Ogle, Richland No. 385 Lacey Stapp, Washington No. 87 Claud T. Foster, Four Mile No. 212 John Bennett Klingner, Gate of the Temple No. 422

F67 Wilburn Scott Christie, New Hampton No. 510 Harley Ivan Whaley, Xenia No. 50 O. Charles Winkler, St. Joseph No. 78 Jesse S. Cass, Ivanhoe No. 446 Virg>i1 Wilbert SJauKhter, Dockery No. 325

F68 F69 F70 F71

SUBDIVISION I_SEVFNTlI RENEWALS

(;27 Solomon B. Christian, Maitland No. 112 G28 Charles Samuel Rutt, Bogard No. 101 G29 Charles Goodman. Polar Star No. 79

G24 Hiram Stephens, Four Mile No. 212 G25 John E. Adams, Ferguson No. 542 G26 Jacob Bierman, Cosmos No. 282

SlJBmVISIO/,; I-EU;HTH RENEWALS

H2 Bruce H. Hunt. Adair No. 366 H3 Charles B. Whitchurch, Western Star No. 15 H4 Vernon Van Goslee, Skidmore No. 511 HI) Eugene T. McCulloUKh, Canopy No. 284

H6 Chas. W. Werdein, Canopy No. 284 H7 Archie Louis Fox, Rural No. 316 H8 Walter Marvin Rayburn, Sikeston 310

No.

SllfiDiVISION 2-0RU;I'.:AI.S PART I

85 Stanley Earl Massey, Competition No. 432 86 Bernie Lee West, Gate of the Temple No. 422 87 John Douglas Atkins, Anchor No. 443 88 Maurice Mayberry, Anchor No. 443 89 Carl D. Walker, Sullivan No. 69 90 Francis C. Martin, Sullivan No. 69 91 Hugh Edward Shubert, Sheffield No. 625 92 David Lee Schuetz, Cass No. 147 93 Charles Martin JurKens, Temperance No. 438 94 Gary R. Schmidt, Union No. 593 95 William Russel COKan, Christian No. 392 96 Henry Louis McDaniel, East Gate No. 630

97 Ray Hilton. Gate of the Temple No. 422 !)X Albert Hugh Miller, Wentzville No. 46 !Hl John William McBride, Twilight No. 114

100 Charles M. Benedict, Wellston No. 613 101 Clarence Lee Alumbaugh, Buckner No. 501 102 Otto Jesse Gumm, Alpha No. 659 103 Melvin L. Hatcher, Arcana No. 389 104 Joseph Theodore Snyder, Summit No. 263 105 Charles K. Wilkinson, Sr., Mt. Wa.o:;hinKton No. 614 106 Richard George Kiske, Freedom No. 636 107 Emmett BroombauKh, Jr., Brentwood No. 616 IOH Jay C. Nations, Cuba No. 312

SI.'BmVISION 2-HRST RFNFWAI.S PART

A6S A69 A70 A71 A 72

Loral Curt Link, Anderson No. 621 John Shaw Turner, Alpha No. 659 James Robert Floyd, Belton No. 450 Donald L. Malott, Compass No. 120 Harold F. Cooper, Maplewood No. 566

I A73 A74 A75 A76

James Frank Elmer Claude

Darrel Buzzard, Neosho No. 247 P. Lesinski. Sr., Euclid No. 505 G. Miner, Hopewell No. 239 F. Stephens, Advance No. 590


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79

SUBDIVISION 2-SECO:\D RE:--:F.WAU; PART

1347 1348 1349 1350 1351

Hiram Stephens, Four Mile No. 212 Orville M. Mash, Webster Groves No. 84 Royal E. Osgood, Brotherhood No. 269 Willis Ralph Hunt, Alpha No. 659 Carroll R. Moorman, Easter No. 575

I 1352 1353 1354 1355 1356

Harold Gene McQuitty, Howard No.4 T. Lynn Dawson, Aurora No. 267 William F. Jackson, Shaveh No. 646 Richard A. Fernald, Westport No. 340 Opie Doel Hatfield, Rising Sun No. 13

S(lIUlIVISIO:,>/ 2-THIRD RF.:\F.WALS PART

C48 William Wesley Forrester, East Gate No. 630 C49 Elmer J. Chrisman, Livin~ston No. 51

I C50 Clifford I. Carter, Swope Park No. 617 C51 Ray F. Be~ole, Hebron No. 354 C/)2 Robert W. Caldwell, Cache No. 416

SPBDlVISIO,\ 2-FOl;RTH RE:\F.W.路\LS PART

D32 Earnest Lee Baum~ardner, Modern No. 144 D33 William Arthur Bramble, Hebron No. 354 D34 Clyde M. Newman, Adelphi No. 355

I William Glazer, Benjamin D35 Nathan Franklin No. 642 D36 Reuben Y. Hume, Armstrong No. 70 D37 Leroy Paul Lewis, Van Buren No. 509

SUBDIVISION 2-FIFTH RF:'-;EWAU; PART

E18 Alfred Arthur Mitchell, Hebron No. 354 E19 Alonzo A. Harrison, Sikeston No. 310 E20 L. MarshalI Hollenbeck, Sikeston No. 310

I E21 Chas. W. Werdein, Canopy No. E22 Arthur L. Collins, Howard No.4 E23 John S. StillwelI, Putnam No. 190

284

SUBDIVISIO:\ 2-SIXTII RF.:\F.WALS PART

F3 Archie Louis Fox, Rural No. 316 F4 Glenn E. Swails, Brotherhood No. 269

I F5 Jacob Bierman, Cosmos No. 282

SUBDIVISIO]'.; 2-0RIGI:-.IALS PART 2

94 Arthur S. Wehmeyer, Paul Revere No. 330 Ray Hilton, Country Club No.6/)6 Elmer Glenn Miner, Hopewell No. 239 Stephen Ray Haile, Rich HiIl No. 479 Charles Hiles Hall, Versailles No. 320 Marvin Gene Shull. Rising Sun No. 13 Stanley Albert Pearson, Temple No. 299 William Wilmer Martin, Kirksville No. 105 102 Odie Phipps Burton, Ferguson No. 542 103 Henry Louis McDaniel, East Gate No. 630 95 96 97 98 99 100 101

104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112

Joseph D. Rayfield, Hopewell No. 239 Gene Wesley Friebe, Solomon No. 271 Albert Hugh MiIler, Wentzville No. 46 Ervin James Richard, Gardenville No. 655 Char!es Davis, Tyro No. 12 Robert E. McDaniel, West Gate No. 445 George D. Sheppard, Alpha No. 659 Charles Naaman Alcorn, Wentzville No. 46 Stanton T. Brown, Buckner No. 501

SUBDIVISIO:\ 2-FIRST RE:\F.WAI.S PART 2

A52 A53 A54 A55 A56

Glen Richard McGary, Livingston No. 51 Jesse Victor Craig, Willard No. 620 Ronnie L. House, Mansfield No. 543 John Shaw Turner, Alpha No. 659 Thomas Claybourn Hurt, East Gate No. 630 A57 Donald L. Malott, Compass No. 120

A58 A59 A60 A61 A62 A63

Willis Ralph Hunt, Alpha No. 659 Oliver Croquart, Overland No. 623 Russell M. Arthur, Overland No. 623 George W. Bergmann, Overland No. 623 Melvin L. Hatcher, Arcana No. 389 Claude F. Stephens, Advance No. 590

SUBDIVISIO:\ 2-SECOI';D RF.~F.WALS PART 2

1359 1360 1361 1362

Ardell O. Kennedy, Poplar Bluff No. 209 Hiram Stephens, Four Mile No. 212 Royal E. Osgood, Brotherhood No. 269 Carroll R. Moorman, Easter No. /)75

863 Charles Leland Dawson, Aurora No. 267 R64 Emmett Broombaugh, Jr., Brentwood No. 616 R65 Clifford 1. Carter, Swope Park No. 617


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1968

SUBDIVISIO:-I 2-THIRD RENEWALS PART

C44 William Wesley Forrester, East Gate No. 630 C45 Tom J. Collier, Brotherhood No. 269 C46 Claude W. Dunnaway, Versailles No. 320

2 C47 Richard A. Fernald, Westport No. 340 C48 Elmer James Chrisman, Livingston No. 51 C49 Opie Doel Hatfield, Rising Sun No. 13

SUBDIVISION 2-FOURTH RENEWALS PART 2

D29 John 1. Williams, Rising Sun No. 13 D30 Earnest Lee Baumgardner, Modern No. 144

D31 Nathan William Glazer, Benjamin Franklin No. 642 D32 Reuben Y. Hume, Armstrong No. 70 D33 Leroy Paul Lewis, Van Buren No. 509

SUBDIVISION 2-FIFTH RENEWALS PART 2

E17 Alfred Arthur Mitchell, Hebron No. 354 E18 Chas. W. Werdein, Canopy No. 284 E19 Arthur L. Collins, Howard No. 4

E20 Alonzo A. Harrison, Sikeston No. 310 E21 John S. Stillwell, Putnam No. 190

SUBDIVISION 2-SIXTH RE~EWALS PART 2

F3 Glenn E. Swails, Brotherhood No. 269 F4 Archie Louis Fox, Rural No. 316

1'5 Jacob Bierman, Cosmos No. 282

SUBDIVISION 2-ORIGINALS PART

87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95

Donald V. Benson, Fulton No. 48 William E. Martin, Swope Park No. 617 Stanley Earl Massey, Competition No. 432 James Wilson Brewer, Alpha No. 659 James Robert Floyd, Belton No. 450 Ray Hilton, Gate of the Temple No. 422 William Russel Cogan, Christian No. 392 Stanton T. Brown, Buckner No. 501 Robert Marion Edmundson, Blue Sprinp;s No. 337 96 Robert Eugene Mason, Alpha No. 659 97 Ferial Alexander Findley, Poplar Bluff No. 209

3 98 Charles Martin Jurgens, Temperance No. 438 99 Charles Naaman Alcorn, Wentzville No. 46 100 Albert Hugh Miller, Wentzville No. 46 101 Henry Louis McDaniel, East Gate No. 630 102 Donald L. Benson, Freedom No. 636 103 Paul Waner Holt, Pilgrim No. 652 104 Joseph T. Snyder, Summit No. 263 105 Charles (Otto) Winkler, St. Joseph No. 78 106 Joseph D. Rayfield, Hopewell No. 239

SUBDIVISION 2-FIRST RENEWALS PART

A61 A62 A63 A64 A65 A66 A67

Glen Richard McGary, Livinp;ston No. 51 Loral Curt Link, Anderson No. 621 John Shaw Turner, Alpha No. 659 Nikola M. Jakovac, Trinity No. 641 Willis Ralph Hunt, Alpha No. 659 Robert Eugene Bragg, Keystone No. 243 Charles R. Savage, Shaveh No. 646

3 Melvin L. Hatcher, Arcana No. 389 Claude F. Stephens, Advance No. 590 Elmer G. Miner, Hopewell No. 239 R. Franklin Avery, Berkeley No. 667 Frank Patrick Lesinski, Sr., Euclid No. 505 Ai3 Kenneth EUg'ene Whitt, Aurora No. 267 A68 A69 A70 A71 A72

SlJBDlVISIO]\; 2-SECO;\;D RENEWALS PART

B44 B45 B46 B47 B48 B49 B50 B51

Claud T. Foster, Four Mile No. 212 Ronnie L. House, Mansfield No. 543 Ardell O. Kennedy, Poplar Bluff No. 209 T. Lynn Dawson, Aurora No. 26i William F. Jackson, Shaveh No. 646 Hiram Stephens, Four Mile No. 212 Gaz H. Cline, Sikeston No. 310 Royal Elmer Osgood, Brotherhood No. 269

3 Bfi2 853 Bfi4 855 B56 Bili

Elmer J. Chrisman, Livingston No. 51 Shelby L. Barton, Ferguson No. 542 Clifford 1. Carter, Swope Park No. 617 Charles L. Dawson, Aurora No. 267 Harry C. Dunham, Brotherhood No. 269 Emmett M. Burk, Gate of the Temple No. 422

SUBDIVISION 2-TIIIRD RE;\;EWALS PART

C39 William Wesley Forrester, East Gate No. 630 C40 Morris S. Sheeks, Triangle No. 638

3 C41 Virgil C. Moore, Ferguson No. 542 C42 Harold G. McQuitty, Howard No.4 C43 Ralph Otto Kolb, Anchor No. 443


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SURDIVISION-}'OURTH RENEWALS l'ART 3 D31 Earnest Lee Baumgardner, Modern No. 144 D32 Clyde M. Newman, Adelphi No. 355 D33 John I. Williams, Rising Sun No. 13

D34 Nathan William Glazer, Benjamin Franklin No. 642 D35 Reuben Y. Hume, Armstrong No. 70 D36 John Bennett Klingner, Gate of the Temple No. 422

SURDIVISION-FUTH RENEWALS PART

E17 Alfred Arthur Mitchell, Hebron No. 354 E18 L. Marshall Hollenbeck, Sikeston No. 310 E19 Chas. W. Werdein, Canopy No. 284

3 E20 Arthur L. Collins, Howard No.4 E21 John S. Stillwell, Putnam No. 190 E22 Alonzo A. Harrison, Sikeston No. 310

SUBDIVISION-SIXTH REN EW ALS PART

F3 Glenn E. Swails, Brotherhood No. 269 F4 Archie Louis Fox, Rural No. 316

3 F5 Jacob Bierman, Cosmos No. 282

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS

M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson, chairman, read the report of the Committee on By-Laws, and moved it be received. Motion seconded and carried, and is as follows: The Committee on By-Laws reports that promptly after the 1967 Annual Communication it prepared the tenth 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 1967 actions of the Grand Lodge on matters of law were summarized, and the several proposals to amend the By-Laws and pending resolutions were set out. At the direction of the Grand Master the pocket part contained the complete directory of the Grand Lodge, for easy current reference. RICHARD O. RUMER, ORESTES MITCHELL, JR., MARTIN B. DICKINSON, Chairman. REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON REVISION OF CONSTITUTION

M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson submitted the report of the special committee on Revision of the Constitution and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried, and is as follows: This committee has had some discussions, but has nothing to report at this Communication. ROBERT L. ARONSON, WALTER L. WALKER, MARTIN B. DICKll'ISON, Chairman. J. MORGAN DONE.LSON, REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION

W. Bro. Norman Sager, chairman, presented the report of Committee on Lodges Under Dispensation and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried, and is as follows: To the Most WorshiPful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri; BRETHREN: I wish to submit this report of the Committee of Lodges Under Dispensation: By order of the M.W. Grand Master an investigation was made of Odom Lodge


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LD. located at PortaR~ville. Missouri. :\lyscIf, accompanied by Bro. K. W. B10meyer conducted this investigation on August 1, 196R. The records were thoroughly examined and no discrepancies were found. The ritual work was conducted in a satisfactory manner with peace and harmony prevailing. Because of thi., investigation, it gives me pleasure to recommend this lodge be granted a charter. Fraternally submitted, :"lORMA:" SAGER, Chairman.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIEF AND CHARITY

R.W. Bro. Roy H. Sander, chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Relief and Charity, and moved that it be received. l\fotion seconded and carried. and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful (;ralld l.odgf', A.F. ::-~ A.M. of lHissouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Relief and Charity submits the following report of its activities, listing all receipts. dishursements and assistance given since the last Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge. During the past year your committee has met regularly each month at the Masonic Home of Missouri on the eveninRs 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 the past years have been continued. The records show that there were four cases of relief continued from the previous year, eight new cases were received and considered, seven cases were closed eluring the year and that five cases are being continued into 196R-1969.

Total Total Total Total

number of lodges assisted . number of 'faster Masons given assistance number of widows given assistance .. number of individuals gh'en assistance

12 R 4 12

The following are the lodges assisted and the amount of assistance given:

S 200.00

Anchor Lodge No. 443 Erwin Lodge ~o. 121 Farmington Lodge No. 132 Fenton Lodge No. 2RI Hermitage Lodge No. 2RR Meramec Lodge No. 313 Modern Lodge ~o. 144 Palmyra Lodge 1\'0. 18 .. Paul Revere Lodge ~o. 330 Webb City Lodge 1\'0. 512 Webster Lodge No. 98 Zeredatha Lodge ~o. 189

200.00 483.1 0 200.00 300.00 200.00 300.00 250.00 120.00 90.00 40.00 200.00

Total

$2,583.10

Summary of funds received and dispersed during the fiscal year: Balance cash on hand, July I, 1967 Received from Grand Lodge Received from refunds .. Total

.

$1,226.27 2,000.00 473.47 $3,699.74


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Disbursements: Issued to lodges Operating expense

$2,583.10

Total Balance as of June 30, 1968

$2,583.82 $1,115.92

.72

The report of the Auditor who examined your committee's accounts is in agreement with the above. The committee has received many requests for aid during the last year which were far beyond what this committee could approve; due to the limited funds at our disposal and also in keeping with past guidelines and policies of previous committees. Several cases were brought to our attention where lodge and local residents had raised substantial amounts of money to assist a distressed brother and we were only able to make a token contribution. The Relief and Charity Committee usually matches the amount paid by a lodge as long as the amount advanced is from lodge funds. Your committee is of the opinion that since "Relief or Charity" is one of our Cardinal Virtues, that consideration be given by the Grand Lodge to disband the Relief and Charity Committee and to have this important function handled through the Masonic Home of Missouri. Future cases for assistance, we feel, will be substantially larger both in number and amount; due to lengthened mortality, sub路 stantial increase in hospital, doctors, and medical costs in addition to overall increase in cost of living. Some requests for aid could conceivably be handled in our own Masonic Home; others by a nursing home dose to the individual's home, without forfeiting government assistance; some of necessity would require immediate financial assistance which could be handled through a committee of Masonic Home Board members. If we are to practice what we are taught, it is our thought that the scope of our charity program should be broadened. Your committee wishes at this time to again thank R.W. Bro. Carl I. Stein, the Assistant Superintendent of the Masonic Home, for serving as our secretary. He has maintained accurate records of all the activities of this committee and we are most grateful for his deep dedication and service. Fraternall y yours, LLOYD C. SEA~fA]\;, \V. RAYMOr-;D USHER,

J.

MOR(;AN DONFLSON,

Roy H.

SANDER,

Chairman.

REPORT OF COMMI1i'EE ON FORMS AND CEREMONIES

R.W. Bro. Elvis A. Mooney, chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Forms and Ceremonies and moved its acceptance. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Forms and Ceremonies reports that 3,000 copies of the booklet of Ceremonies were printed at a total cost of $1,438.52; copies were distributed as provided by the By-Laws; and copies were made available for purchase at $1.00 per copy. To date, 490 copies have been sold. Respectfully submitted, \\'. H. CHAPMAN, FREELOl\; K. HADLEY. HER8ERT E. DU:>OCA:,,\, THO~fAS J. DAVIS, JR., ELVIS A. MOO:,,\EY, Chairman.


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE

M.W. Bro. Bruce H. Hunt presented the report of the Committee on Fraternal Correspondence and moved its acceptance and that it be printed in the Proceedings. Motion seconded and carried. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RECOGNmON OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES

W. Bro. John Black Vrooman, chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Recog-nition of Foreig-n Grand Lodges, and moved it be received. Motion seconded and carried, and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. &- A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Recognition of Foreig-n Grand Lodg-es has had two matters presented to it during the past year. Request was received October 18, 1967, from the Grand I,odge of Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, for recognition hy this Grand Lodge. The Grand Lodge of Southern Africa was leg-ally formed in 1961, with the approval of the Grand Lodge of the Netherlands, and has been recognized by England, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands and many of the Grand Lodg-es of North America. We heartily recommend the recognition by the Grand Lodge of Missouri, of this Grand Lodge. In the report of the Commission on Information for Recognition, of the Conference of Grand Masters of North America, for 1968, it is stated that there is division in Turkey, between the Grand Lodge of Turkey, and the Supreme Council of Turkey. Defectors from the Grand Lodge of Turkey have formed the Grande Loge Maconnique de Turquie, and facts noted are that this is strictly irregular. and not entitled to recognition. "in view of all the circumstances" says the report, "it does not appear that the Masonic Grand Lodge of Turkey could he considered anything hut an irregular and clandestine Grand Lodge." We therefore recommend that recognition be withdrawn from the Grand Lodge of Turkey, by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Fraternally suhmitted, ELMER \V. WAGNER, BRUCE H. HUNT, JOHN BLACK VROOMAN, Chairman. REMARKS BY M.W. BRO. MAURO BARADI

M.W. Bro. Mauro Baradi, past Grand Master of Masons in the Philippines, briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS BY M.W. BRO. EDWARD HAMILTON

M.W. Bro. Edward Hamilton. Grand Master of Masons in Iowa, briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS BY M.W. BRO. W. NORMAN PENN

M.W. Bro. W. Norman Penn, Grand Master of Maryland, briefly addressed the brethren, and presented the commission as Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Maryland near the Grand Lodge of Missouri to R.W. Bro. Roy W. McGhee.


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RESULT OF ELECTION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS

Ballots were cast, and the following were elected: Elvis A. Mooney . J. Morgan Donelson . William H. Chapman . Thomas J. Davis, Jr.. William H. Utz, Jr. . Elmer W. Wagner. .

. . . . . .

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

RESULT OF ELECTION OF DIRECTORS OF MASONIC HOME BOAJlD

Ballots were cast, and the following were declared elected as Directors of the Masonic Home Board: James A. Noland, Jr.

Charles C. Oliver, Jr.

CALLED FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from labor at 4:00 p.m. and prayer was offered by R.W. Bro. J. C. Montgomery, Jr., Grand Chaplain. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 30. 1968.4:00 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 the Scottish Rite Cathedral. 8:00 P.M.

Open meeting-Scottish Rite Cathedral. All Master Masons, families and friends invited. M.W. Bro. William R. Denslow, Grand Master, presiding. Presentation of Colors Pledge of Allegiance

Moolah Temple Color Guard Rick Toth, M.C., George 1.. Walters Chapter, Order of DeMolay The Star-Spangled Banner Orchestra, Heritage Singers and Audience Invocation Grand Chaplain Introduction Grand Lodge Officers by M.W. Bro. William R. Denslow, Grand Master Remarks R.W. Bro. Elvis A. Mooney, Deputy Grand Master Introduction to Music Program Grand Master Denslow MUSICAL PROGRAM

The Grand Lodge of Missouri is indebted to Right WorshiPful Brother Lewis C. "Wes" Cook, Junior Grand Marshal. This program was planned by Brother Cook and was under his direction. He was the narrator. "I Am Music" A poem over organ music "How Good and Pleasant" Choral by Sibelius featuring Heritage Singers Narration .. An introduction to Masonic music, musicians, composers, entertainers, with Roger Bergford at Piano


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:\Iatthcw Birkhead. Organ and vocal "Entered Apprentice Song" "Opening of the Lodge," Mozart (K483) .. Organ and Heritage Singer~ "The Fellow Craft's Journey," :\Iozart (K4fi8) Organ and tenor solo "Closing of the Lodge," Mozart (K484) Organ and Heritage Singers "Little Masonic Cantata," ;\Iozart (K623) Organ and Heritage Singers "Six Adagios," William Pijper Masonic ritual music hy orchestra The March King's "Nobles of the Mystic Shrine," John Philip Sousa "Alhambra Grotto ~farch," Karl King "The Whistler and His Dog" Arthur Pryor POPULAR MELODIES

"Hail Poetry," Gilhert and Sullivan Heritage Singers "Yankee Doodle," George M. Cohen Heritage Singers "After the Ball," Charles K. Harris Heritage Singers "S1. Louis Blues," William C. Handy Orchestra "Sweetheart," Sigmund Romherg Orchestra "Say It With Music," Irving Berlin Orchestra "Ritual Music," Sibelius, Courtesy of the Grand Lodge of :'-lew York Organ and chorus "Give Me Your Tired," Irving Berlin Orchestra and Heritage Singers At this time Brother Wes Cook introduced several from the staff of the Kansas City Conservatory of Music. BEN ED ICTIO:,\

"Lamb of God," Hadyn .. "Grant Thy Peace," Hadyn

Orchestra and chorus Orchestra and chorus

TilE KA:-;SAS CITY CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

The Grand Lodge of Missouri was proud to present, in concert, the Sympholl\ Orchestra and the Heritage Singers from the Conservatory of Music of the University of Missouri at Kansas City. This professional school, under the inspired direction of Dean Archie N. Jones, has gained national and international recognition in a relatively short span of time. The school was founded in 1906, quickly establishing itself in the forefront of organized music education in Missouri, and became one of the most productive cultural assets throughout the Southwestern states. It merged in 1959 with the University of Kansas City and Dr. Jones was appointed Dean with Lyle Kennedy (past master of Harrisonville Lodge) as Assistant Dean. The University of Kansas City became the lJni\ersity of ;\Iissouri at Kansas City in 1963 and the Conservatory, in turn. hecame the sixth professional school within the university. Today, its faculty and staff of 140 offer seven professional degrees to an enrollment of approximately 400 students. Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jay Decker. Heritage Singers conducted by Dr. Everett Hendricks. The program was arranged through the cooperation of Bro. Archie :'\. Jones, Dean of the Conservatory: \Irs. Frances Sparks of the school's administrative staff; :\Ir. Decker and Dr. Hendricks. Organ through the courtesv of I.udwig Music House, Inc., SI. Louis.


Tuesday Morning October 1. 1968

CALLED TO LABOR

Grand Lodge was called to labor at 9:00 a.m. R.W. Bro. Ben Morris Ridpath, Grand Chaplain, offered prayer. REPORT OF COMMI'M'EE ON CHARTERED LODGES

R.W. Bro. Charles B. Whitchurch, chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Chartered Lodges, and moved it be received. Motion seconded and carried, and is as follows: To the Most Worshif)ful Grand Lodge, A.F. (;- A.M. of Missouri: After due consideration of the returns of Chartered Lodges, your committee makes the following- report: STATJSTICAI~.JlJLY 1,

1967

TO .lONE

30, 1968

Number of Chartered Lodges, June 30, 1967 Lodges U.D.....

589 I

~umber

590 2

of lodges consolidated with others

588

Total, June 30, 1968 Membership, June 30, 1967 Less Adjustment by Audit

115,96H

87

Total Membership, June 30, 1967 Total Number July], 1967 to June 30, 1968 Affiliated . Raised ... Reinstated

115,881

753

2,298 1,347 4,398

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

1,63H

3,074 700

o ]

5,413 1,015

Net Loss, June 30, 1968 ..

114,866

i'\ct Membership, June 30, ]968

Respectfully submitted, CHARLFS B. \VHlTCHURCH, Chairmall.

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES

R.W. Bro. Lloyd A. Cleaveland, acting chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Appeals and Grievances, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried, and report is as follows: To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Appeals and Grievances submits the following report: No appeals or grievances have been submitted to your committee and no other matters requiring formal action have been referred to this committee during the past year. Respectfully submitted, LLOYD A. CLEAVELAND, ERWIN A. HAMANN. REPORT OF THE COMMlTI"EE ON MASONIC EDUCATION

R.W. Bro. Lewis C. (Wes) Cook, chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Masonic Education and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. 6- A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Lodge System of Masonic Education has been placed in the hands of the master of every lodge in the state. It has produced some excellent results and offers considerable hope for the future. Many of the lodges havc adapted the program to their specific necds as an entertainment and informational tool for their candidates, officers, and older members. A number of lodges also have purchased extra copies to make the booklet available for more leisurely reading and study by their members. The committee is continuing to develop and expand the question and answer fonnat of relating the history of the fraternity and highlights from the careers of its most famous personalities. These new questions and answers are carried on the back page of each issue of The Freemason magazine and began with the March

issue. Copies of The Freemason magazine and other Masonic education material are on display in the lobby. This material includes the "Lodge System of Masonic Education" booklet, which may be purchased for $1.00 per copy. Missouri continues to profit from its participation in the 12-statc Midwest Conference on Masonic Education. At least three programs that were demonstrated and discussed at the conference last October are being developed for possible use by our lodges. Missouri was well represented and active in the 1967 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. I want to especially recognize the contributions of M.W. Bro. Harold O. Grauel, and R.W. Bros. Jack Seusens, Robert Arnold, Wes Konering and William Chapman. Rapidly increasing costs for printing and distributing The Freemason magazine forced the committee in Junc to effect an immediate economy. A purge of the subscription list was ordered to determine if the magazine was of interest to all recipients and, if not, to eliminate those names from the list. It must be remembered that The Freemason is mailed free of charge to any Master Mason who requests the magazine. A post card was included in the center section of the June issue and offered the opportunity for nearly 21,000 to affirm their interest by returning the card to the Grand Secretary. About 9,500 responded in the affirmative.


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An economy was effected and although a harsh method to some, unless the individual registers his interest occasionally it is difficult to justify Grand Lodge bearing the cost. We are pleased to note the action of the l\fissouri Lodge of Research which has offered Grand Lodge and this committee the use of its VIDEOTAPE filming and playback equipment for occasional programs or projects. The Lodge of Research will demonstrate this equipment in an interview with attorney and Masonic historian Henry Wilson Coil, Sr., at its annual meeting this afternoon and will film a portion of its breakfast meeting Tuesday for showing later in various sections of the state. Finally, the committee expres.<;es its sincere appreciation to M.W. Bro. William R. Denslow, to each of his Grand Lodge officers, and to Grand Lodge, for their encouragement and support. Fraternally yours, HAROLD O. GRAUEL, WES KONERING, JOHN T. SUESENS, ROBERT H. ARNOLD, LEWIS C. "WES" COOK, Chairman. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF

R.W. Bro. Elvin K. Luff, chairman, presented the report of the Comittee on Masonic Boards of Relief and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: There are ten communities in the State of Missouri having two or more lodges. Six of these have Boards of Relief and the lodges of the other four have voted to discontinue the operation of their boards. There is only one Employment Bureau and it serves the St. Louis and St. Lollis County districts. All six of the Boards of Relief made reports to this committee this year. Independence and Hannibal report no activity at all. Hannibal has a cash balance of $182.60 and Independence has none. Springfield reports having a $500 bond and a $460.68 bank account, with a few services given and with very little spent. Joplin reports a few services and no money spent. This Board's hank halance is $49.82. The St. Joseph Board reports many services and total operating expenses of $97.75; the bank balance is $682.36. The St. Louis and St. Louis County Board has performed many fine services and the total cost of its operaitons amounted to only $426.43 in excess of the returns on its investments. The total of its bank account and investments is $12,001.24. A vast majority of the lodges in the St. Louis area praise their Board of Relief and this committee commends it highly. It is interesting to note that the St. Louis Board is the only one that spent any money listed as "Relief," and that was Five Dollars ($5.00). 1\'0 assessments were made by any of the Boards of Relief. The report of the Masonic Employment Bureau of St. Louis and St. Louis County reveals that the operating expenses of this Bureau were $10,653.90. There were 531 applicants for jobs and 133 were placed. The cost of placing each of the 133 averaged $80.00 per job. To finance this Employment Bureau the lodges in the St. Louis area were assessed $10,859.


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Many complaints have been made to the Grand Lodge Officers by brethren from the St. Louis area regarding the operation of this Bureau. Many feel that there is no real need for it and the cost of operating it is far more than the benefits derived. Because of these many complaints, the Most \Vorshipful Grand ~laster issued an order to the Committee on Boards of Relief to have the District Deputies in the St. Louis area make a survey to determine the feeling among the lodges and report to the chairman of the Committee. The request was made and the District Deputies made their reports. Some of the lodges favored a prompt discontinuance of the Employment Bureau; some expressed satisfaction with it; and a few had so little knowledge of it that their feelings were ullcertain. Only slightly over half of the lodges made a reply. The opinion of this committee is that a majority of the lodges which have studied the reports and have an understanding of the Bureau and its operations are not in favor of its continuance. The uninformed are hesitant to make any change. The committee feels that the lodges in this area should take immediate action to decide the fate of the Bureau. It suggests that each lodge representative on the Employment Bureau Board make a report to his lodge 011 the operation, cost and benefits of the Bureau. Also, that a letter, together with a copy of the portion of this report which pertains to the Employment Bureau, be sent to each lodge in the 33rd and 57th Districts, asking for a vote in the lodge on whether or not the lodge favors continuance of the Employment Bureau. Also, that an answer be given before Decemher 31, 19G8, in order that this controversial subject may be disposed of without further delay. If more than half of the lodges in these districts favor discontinuance of the Employment Bureau, no further assessments would be pennissible under Section 23.030 of the Annotated Constitution and By-laws. Complete reports of the Boards showing activity are printed with their costs of operation, as a part of this report. Respectfully submitted. ELVIN K. LUFF, Chairmall, ELVIS R. l'OFF, \VARRE;\; F. DRESCHER. Independence Independence Masonic Board of Rc1ief had no meetings this past year. Received no requests for relief. Made no assessments. Had no office expense. Has no money in Treasury. M. \\T. SlJDBROCK, Secretary. Hannibal In regard to the relief of the :\Iasonic Board. we haven't had any relief this year and out bank balance is $182.60. Sincerely, "ARLEY F. FRAl\iKLI:'I1. Secn~tm.".

Sj,ring!ield \Ve received sevcn calls for Masonic burial rites during past year. Requests of a financial nature have been few and small in amount. Our operating balance is $460.68 and rcservc-$500 Saving Bond. Fraternally yours, \,y. E. l'IELDER, Secretary.

Joplin Activities-September 22, 196i to September 21, 1968 March, 196R, we recei\ed a lettcr from the Board of Relief of Los Angeles,


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California. concerninR a hrother who was ill. there. \"e turned this over to his lodge. April, 1968, we received a letter from the Board of Relief of Indianapolis, concerning one of their brethren who was ill and in hospital. here. \\'e called on him and reported to them. May, 1968, recorded the death of a Masonic widow, who was the recipient of relief from the Florida Grand Lodge, and in whose behalf, several local brethren had expended considerable time and effort ovcr a period of three years. Sojourner l'unerals-1967 -1968 Octoher 18, 1967, Funeral Rites by Joplin Lodge ~o. 335, for Theodore Herbert Stricker, ~fonett Lodge :\'0. 129, ~lonett, ~fissouri. Burial, Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. April 13, 1968, Funeral Rites by l'ellowship Lodge :\'0. 345, for James L. Turpen, of Prairie Village Lodge. Burial. Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. June 24, 1968, Funeral Rites by Joplin Lodge No. 33;;, for Lewis Smith, of Belle Point Lodge ;\io. 20, Fort Smith, Arkansas. Burial. Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. l'inancial Statement Bank Balance as of Septemher 20, 1967 Receipts, None .. Expenses, None

$49.82 00.00 00.00

Bank Balance as of Septcm her 21. 196H

S49.82 Very truly yours, \V AI.TER R.

PICKERIN(;,

Secretar),. J\.-fasonic El/lj>lo)'l//ent Bureau

To the Most Worshipful Grand I.odge, A.F. .::- A.M., State of Alissouri: The 'fasonic Employment Bureau of SI. Louis and 51. Louis Count} presents the following report for the year ending June 30, 1968. Placements made hy the Employment Bureau for the year are as follows: 63 Master Masons, 3 wives, 7 widows, 15 daughters, 14 sons, and 31 non-affiliates which include sons of Master \Iasons who have reached their majority and other relatives. Total registrations for employment this year was 531. Total placements was 133. One out of every four applicants were placed. The age span of those that registered for employment with the Bureau were from 16 to 77 years. Salaries paid to those whom we placed, ranged from $140 per month to more than $12,000 per year. Total salaries paid to all those placed, averaged over $300 per month. If those employment positions had heen obtained through paid employment agencies, they would have cost our people more than $27,900. You may be interested to know that the financial statement will show that it cost considerably less to operate the Employment Bureau this year. We would like to point out, that we have not only assisted these people in obtaining employment, but wc have also helped many of our Masonic employers in finding a hetter qualified person for his employment need. Faithfully submitted, CHARLES L. SUTTER, President. Balance in Bank July I, 1967 Money transferred from Investment Cash received (per capita tax)

to

. regular fund

$

637.65 4,000.00 10,859.00


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65.00

Sale of old desk and chair

S 1:',561.65 Disbursements: Office rent ..... Telephone service Salaries . Printing, postage and supplies Office equipment purchased Directors expense . Insurance . Organizations Social security tax Miscellaneous Refreshments .

$

960.00 849.27 7,257.75 394.32 140.00 200.00 226.12 90.00 319.32 168.78 48.34

$ 10,653.90

Investment purchased

4,000.00 $ 14,653.90

14,653.90 Balance in Bank (Regular fund) June 30, 1968

709.75

$

Investments: One U.S. Bond H-10177 One U.S. Bond F-2746 . First Nat'l. Bank (Time Certificate) . Roosevelt Federal Savings & Loan Co. Washington Federal Savings & Loan Co.

5>

500.00 500.00 519.57 1,530.81 4,593.49

S 7,643.87 7,643.87 Total Cash and Investment as of June 30, 1968

S 8,353.62

St. Louis and St. Louis County To the Most WorshiPful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: Lodge delegates held 12 meetings during the fiscal year, on the first Saturday of each month. The attcndance of the monthly meetings was good, but could stand conside ra ble improvemen t. Again no assessments are proposed for the fiscal year from July I, 1968 to June 30, 1969. The activities and financial reports are enclosed on separate pages. Sincere thanks to all, who have given time unselfishly during the year and thus have cnabled our Board to be of service to some of our Masonic brethren. Fraternally yours, \VILLI W. \VAH;\;U1'\(;, President. MASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF. ACTIVITIES FRO~I JULY

Relief: Monetary Non-monetary Not granted ...

I, 1967

TO JUNE

30,1968

No. of Cases .

1

2

Sub-total


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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 Missouri Lodges Arranged with lodges of other states Flowers only-no funeral service Unable to comply with .... Application to Masonic Home: State of Missouri .... Inquiries: Re: Masonic Home Of various nature Investigations: For St. Louis Lodges For out of town lodges Dues Cards: Lost and reported to :'I.'ational Relief Association Blood Donation: Supplied Unable to comply Pall bearers: Requests complied with ~fasonic services attended by Board Members

5

2

26 11

5

42

32 3 17 I

2

55

4

4

1 58

59

5

6

2

2

2

2

2 12

14

189

Total MASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF, STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS FROM JULY

1, 1967

Balance July I, 1967 Receipts: Lodge Assessments Interest, U.S. Bonds Interest, Certificates of Deposit Refund, flowers .

TO JUNE

30, 1968 $12,427.67

.

$ 83.85

350.00 15.45

449.30 $12,876.97

Disbursements: Relief Sick-room equipment Telephone and telegrams Office supplies Printing Flowers Safe deposi t box Salary, secretary (6 months only) Social Security, secretary Presiden 1's expenses

..........

. . . . . , .

.

.

.

. .

5.00 114.33 252.34 17.10 51.30 15.45 4.50 359.16 47.52 9.03

875.73 $12,001.24


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RECAI'ITt'I.,\T10:'<l

Balance-Checking Ant. (ij:lOjoR ll.S. Ronds (Cost)

Certificates of Deposit (Cost)

S ;'01.24 4,500.00 7,000.00

$12,0001.24 St. ]osejJ!I To the Alast lVorshijJflll Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: I herewith submit the Annual Report of the St. Joseph, Missouri, Masonic Board of Relief for the year ending August 3J, 1968. Since our last report the Board has arranged Masonic funerals and had Board of Relief correspondence as follows: October 16, 1967-Bro. Roy Brinton, late member of Rising Sun Lodge No. 13, Kansas City, \lissouri, passed away in .'it. Joseph, Missouri. Arranged for Masonic Service which was conducted hy King Hill Lod~c 1':0. 376, this city. Novemher 30, 1967-Co!Tcspondellce with Masonic Board of Relief, Los Angeles, California, for information on the passing of Bro. \Valter Herbert Richards, late memher of Zercdatha Lodge ::\0. 189, this city. February ~l, 196R-Correspondence with \lasonic Board of Relief, Los Angeles, California. on the passing of Bro. Hugh :\fc:\'utt, late member of St. Joseph Lodge ::\0. 7R this city. \lasonic services conducted by Cuh'er City, California, Lodge :\'0. 467. February 26, 19G8-Bro. Frederick Harrison Summers, late member of St. Joseph Lodge Xo. 7R this city, passed away in Winslow, Arizona. Arranged for Masonic services and elllbkm-\Vinslow Lodge No. 13, A.F. & A.M., officiating. \larch II, 190R-Correspondence with Toledo Ohio Lodge on the passing in that city of Bro. Harold Richmond, late memher of Raytown, Missouri, Lodge. Made arrangements for Secretary H. \V. Poertner of Raytown Lodge to handle direct with Toledo Ohio Lodge. March 13, 196R-Edward Gummig, late member of Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 this city, passed away in Pasadena, California. ~otified secretary of above lodge, ,d]() handled all details. Jllh IR, 1968-Howard C. Graham, late member of Table Rock Lodge No. 108, A.F. & A.M .. Table Rock, :\'ebraska, passed away in this city. :\1'otified his home lodge and furnished emblem in their name. August 2G, 19GB-Hobson Hillery Cattis, late member of Providence Lodge No. 28 A.F. & A.M., l\laryville, Tennessee, passed away in this city-hody to Fort Smith, Arkansas, for burial. :\'otilied his home lodge and secured emblem in their name. The Annual :\Ieeting of the Board was held January 16, 1968, at which time the following officers were elected: Bro. V. E. Donaldson (508), President; Bro. Orestes :\Iitchell, Jr. (331), Vice President; Bro. L. C. Seaman (189), Treasurer; and Bro. Paul Priestly (78), Secretary. The members of the Board for 1968 are: .'it. Joseph Lodge ]\0. 78, Paul Priestley; Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, L. C. Seaman, Alternate Hershel Levin; Brotherhood Lodge :\'0. ~{j9, Fred E. Carr, Alternate Glenn Swails; Charity Lodge :'\0. 331, Orestes :\litcheIl, Jr., Alternate Erwin O. Anderson; King Hill Lodge :\'0. 376, Clyde :\IiIcs, Alternate L. A. Albright; and Saxton Lodge 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 requcsts for I\Iasonic courtesies, all of which wcre complied with. Requests for financial assistance were of minor nature. The Board continues its efforts to publicize lost receipt cards thru the Bulletin of the Masonic Relief Association of t:nited States and Canada.


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Our bank balance as of August 3], ]968 is as follows: Balance on hand August 3], ]967 Receipts Interest

$751.71 28.10 $780.] I

Disbursements Miscellaneous Operating Expense

97.75

Balance on hand August 31, 1968

$682.36 Respectfully submitted, PAUL PRIESTLEY,

Secretary. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY

M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison presented the report of the Committee on Necrology and moved that it be received and printed in the Proceedings. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri: The record of the Crand Lodge year ended June 30, 1968 as reported by 586 lodges, reveals that 3,020 faithful Master Masons answered the summons to the Crand Lodge on high. We should never forget that a good and true Master Mason was first prepared in his heart. The following named Brethren adhered to the admonition: "Do justly Love kindness. Walk humbly with thy Cod."

R.W. Bro. Reverend H. F. Garl Haas, who was a member of Cood Hope Lodge No. 218, was a man of Cod and a loyal servant of the Fraternity for he served as Crand Chaplain 1944-45 and 1946-47. He went to his heavenly reward, July 31, 1968. R.W. Bro. Joe L. Moore, served as D.D.C.M. of the lIth District, ]964, until his death July 21, 1968 at the age of 68. He was a member of Liberty Lodge No. 31 and was Worshipful Master-l 950. Prior to his death he had been in poor health for more than a year. However, his courage and the manner in which he met every challenge, especially during his illness was an inspiration to all. He had previously been D.D.G.L. and was a member of the K.Y.C.H. in recognition of his service to the Liberty York Rite bodies as High Priest, Master of Council and Commander. Funeral services were held at the Liberty Methodist Church and Masonic services were conducted at the graveside by the lodge with R.\V. Bro. Wes Cook officiating. He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. R.W. Bro. Ernest Truman Niswonger, born August 18, 1899, died February 22, 1968, was Worshipful Master of St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 in 1948, and served as both D.D.C.M. and D.D.C.L. of the 49th Masonic District. He was president of the 49th Masonic District in 1956. Having been head of all the York Rite Bodies in Cape Girardeau he was an honored member of the K.Y.C.H. He was also a 32째 Scottish Rite Mason. More than 125 Freemasons attended Masonic Riles held for him on February 23, 1968. Spontaneously, they established an Ernest T. Niswonger Memorial Fund so that his name may appear on a plaque prepared for the new Masonic Temple in Cape Girardeau. He was a good ritualist and gave the district and all Freemasons freely of his time.


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Preston Ebbert Pitts, District Deputy Grand Master for the 33rd District of Missouri 1958-1959, died unexpectedly December 18, 1967. His parents were Randolph P. Pitts and Grace Ebbert Pitts. R.W. Brother Pitts was born at St. Louis, Missouri, 'September 7, 1899, attended the public schools there, was stati(;med for about one and a half years during 'Vorld War I at Newport, Rhode Island, as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He was married on August 10, 1921 to Elsie Hagensieker who survives as docs a son, Robert P. Pitts; a sister, Mrs. Isabel 'Volk, and three grandchildren. He was connected for a number of years with Cupples Co. Manufacturers at St. Louis, his duties being of a very responsible nature, and also served for a number of years as president of the R. P. Pitts Moulding & Frame Company, Inc. Prior to his connection with Cupples Co. Manufacturers he had been associated with the accounting firm of Ernst and Ernst. From January 1965 to the time of his death he was treasurer of The School of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, to which location he moved after his retirement from his earlier business connection with CuppIes Co. Manufacturers. Brother Pitts was a member of the Methodist Church and served for years as treasurer of the \Vebster Hills Methodist Church in Webster Groves, Missouri. He served also as an officer in the National Association of Cost Accountants. He was a member of Financial Executives Institute. He served as secretary of the St. Louis County Library Board. He was also a past commander of the American Legion :\farine Post 206, St. Louis and a member of 40 & 8. Brother Pitts was a member of the Legioll of HOllor of the Order of DeMola)'; a Past Worthy Patron of Crown Chapter :"lo. 535, Order of Eastern Star; a Past Watchman of the Shepherds of Faith Shrine No. 28, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem; and a member of Queen Elizabeth Court ~o. II, Order of the Amaranth. He was a past master of Westgate Lodge No. 445, A.F. & A.M., served as president of Westgate Lodge Trustees and was a Past 'Vise Master of St. Louis Chapter Rose Croix No. I of the Valley of St. Louis, Missouri, a Knight Templar and a 33째 member of the Scottish Rite. At the time of his death his memhership in the Scottish Rite was at Joplin, \fissouri (he having, after moving to Point Lookout, transferred his membership in the Scottish Rite from St. Louis to Joplin). He was also a Shriner. At the time of his death his membership as a Shriner was in Springfield, Missouri (he having, after moving to Point Lookout, transferred his membership from Moolah Temple at S1. Louis to Abou Ben Adhem Temple at Springfield). We conclude this report with the suggestion that the Most \Vorshipful Grand Master raise the lodge and that all stand in silence in memory of our departed Brethren and that a Grand Chaplain be called upon to lead us in a memorial prayer. Fraternally and respectfully suhmitted, FRANK P. BRIGGS, HAROLD M. JAYi\E, FORR}~ST

GEORGE

C. F.

Dor-.;:>;F.LL, MORRISOr-.;,

Memorial remarks and prayer were offered by R.'V. Bro. gomery, Jr., Grand Chaplain.

Chairman.

J.

C. Mont-

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

R.W. Bro. William H. Chapman, chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Sesquicentennial Celebration and moved it be received. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: To the Grand I.odge, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee has met on four separate


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occasions during the past year. After considerable discussion and careful weighing of the benefits to the Fraternity and the expenditures required, we present for your approval the following program for the celebration of our l50th ~nniversary in 1971. We recommend that one issue of The Freemason be designated a sesquicentennial issue and a copy be provided for every Missouri Freemason, the contents of this issue to be approved hy the Sesquicentennial Committee. We propose a special commemorative dues card be issued for each member for the year 1971. We propose to have a special Masonic commemorative lapel pin designed and made available to the brethren at cost. We suggest that subordinate lodges and districts endeavor to sponsor some special event in their area in celebration of this occasion. We are investigating the possibility of providing each lodge in the state with some item that can be displayed in the lodge hall during the 150th year celebration. We recommend that a permanent Masonic monument be erected at an appropriate location in St. Louis commemorating the westward movement of those Freemasons Lewis and Clark. We suggest that invitations to our l50th anniversary annual communication be extended to representatives of those Grand Lodges baving a direct connection with our immediate Grand Lodge family. We propose to encourage the cooperation of the clergy in holding appropriate services at a designated time commemorating our 150th anniversary. We propose to have a special sesquicentennial program presented during our annual communication. Brethren, this is the program as presently agreed upon by your committee. Between now and the time of our sesquicentennial, we will be meeting and will endeavor to implement the above program. Obviously, it may be necessary that some of the program be amended, dropped or other things added. But. as presently stated, we feel that this program will accomplish that which it is intended to do. We will invite and welcome participation in this celebration from the various bodies of the York Rite, Scottish Rite, Shrine and other appendant bodies. Respectfully submitted, THOMAS

"V.

J.

DAVIS, JR.,

HUGH McLAUGHLI:-.I.

\VALTER

L.

HERMAN

A.

'V. H.

WALKER. ORLICK.

CHAPMAl'O,

Chairman.

INVITATION EXTENDED

W. Bro. Ballard Yates, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis, extended an invitation of the Rite to the Grand Lodge of Missouri to have its next annual communication at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in St. Louis in 1969. IlEPORT OF COMMln'EE ON MASONIC TEMPLE ASSOCIATION OF ST. LOUIS

R.W. Bro. Alfred l\iJ. Frager, chairman, presented the report of the Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis and moved that it be received. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. to A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Special Grand Lodge Committee for The New \fasonic Temple Association of 51. Louis respectfully offers the following report: The beauty of the New Masonic Temple situated at 3681 Lindell Boulevard in


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St. Louis continues to merit the architectural praise of those who pass by and view it. The majesty of this edifice which drew its inspiration from the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens prevails as a major landmark of Freemasonry. As the beauty of this Masonic structure continues, so do the financial problems that burden and confront this home of Freemasonry. In a nutshell the financial demands for refurbishing, repairing, replacement and general maintenance are substantial and only by the closest and tightest scrutiny of administration do the receipts and disbursements approximate each other. Repairs and replacements are made only on a selective and urgent basis, but the potential incidence of any major need for replacement and repair could bring about a catastrophic situation. The fact is that The l\'ew Masonic Temple is both a paradox and a solecism. It certainly is no longer new. It is only a few years away from serving Freemasonry for 50 years and any required major overhaul and/or replacement of the heating system, roof or the elevators could create a need for a vcry demanding outlay of capital. Only those with foresight can envision the future of this recognized pillar and momument to Freemasonry. The prohlem is imminent. Hiding our heads in the sand like an ostrich will not answer the problem. This committee recommends that the Grand Lodge consider some additional avenue of creating further regular annual income for The New Masonic Temple. The Temple by its very recognition and acceptance as a central edifice for Freemasonry in Missouri, which in particular houses the Grand Lodge home office, is vital to the theme of Freemasonry in Missouri. It is not just another of many Masonic Temples throughout our beloved state. By its very size and sheer beauty The Temple represents and reflects the grandeur of Freemasonry ill Missouri and is known to the general public as "The" Masonic Temple. 'Vho among you brethren have other suggestions to meet this challenge and answer the growing and apparent financial need of The New Masonic Temple. Make your thoughts known and express your recommendations. The right idea will surely bless Freemasonry as well as all Freemasons in Missouri. Respectfully submitted, ALFRED M. FRAGER, Chairman, GEORGE F. MORRISON, JOHN W. ALVERSON.

!lEPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

M.W. Bro. Morris E. Ewing, chairman, stated that nothing had been referred to the committee for its consideration. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

R.W. Bro. Herman A. Orlick, chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, and moved its acceptance. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: To the Most WorshifJful Grand Lodge, A.F. L,J A.M. of Missouri: BRETHRE:": Your committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, acting on behalf of our Grand Master has enjoyed the pleasant task of hosting the visitors to this 147th Annual Communication. With the help of the Past Grand Masters and Officers of the Grand Lodge every effort was made to welcome our distinguished visitors from sister jurisdictions and the presiding officers of appendant organizations.


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The ladies activities under the direction of Mrs. William Denslow were carried out in an enthusiastic and cheerful manner and we hope to the delight of all who attended. We sincerely hope that the stay of all our guests has been one to be remembered. HERMAN A. ORLICK, Chairman, WILLIAM R. ROBBINS, ROBERT L. McKINNEY, HARRY GF.RSHENSON, WILLIAM H. CHAPMAN, LEWIS C. ROBERTSON. WALTER C. PLOESER, REPORT OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

W. Bro. Frank K. Roy, Jr., chairman, read the report of the Ways and Means Committee and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. &- A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Ways and Means Committee met September 22, 1968 and again on September 29, 1968 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, the Deputy Grand Master, Grand Treasurer, and Grand Secretary. A tentative budget to cover the period from July 1, 1968 to the close of the Annual Communication of 1969 is hereby submitted to be for the same items and in the same amounts proportionately as the budget for the fiscal year of 1968-1969. The disbursements for the past fiscal year were reviewed and the budget items that were exceeded, are as follows: Acct. No. 23 25 43-D 43-E 44 48 49 54

. Conferences of Grand Lodge Officers Washington Meetings . Office Supplies Incidental Office Expenses . Incidental Travel & Expenses, Grand Secretary . 50-Year Veterans Buttons. . . . . . . . Printing Proceeds . Committee on By-Laws (Pocket Part)

$ 289.18 53.00 201.88 . 4.85 31.62 . 2,420.50 603.82 . 71.90

These items in excess of the budgeted amounts, were approved by the Committee and Grand Lodge Officers. The following budget is presented for your consideration: GRAND LODGE BUDGET 1968-1969 RECEIPTS 1967-68

Per Capita Tax (Gross) . Masonic Home-Initiation Fees .. Geo. Washington Masonic Nat'1. Assn. Fees Sub Total . Less Transferred to: . Masonic Home-Per Capita Tax . Masonic Home-Initiation Fees Geo. Washington Masonic Nat'l Mem. Assn. " Grand Lodge Per Capita Revenue ...

1968-69

Actual Budget $366,663.58 $363,413.58 28,150.00 27,000.00 2,815.00 2,700.00 $397,628.58

$393,113.58

$253,939.78 $251,745.61 28,060.00 27,000.00 2,810.00 2,700.00 $1l2,818.80 $111,567.97


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14,417.68

14,000.00

$127,236.48

$125,567.97

$

$

Plus Interest Permanent and General Fund Total Current Revenue Plus: Refunds and l\tiscelIaneous Sale of ~fanuals Dues Receipt Card~ Sale of Grand Lodge Forms and Books

169.85 1,980.68 2,126,60 1,381.49

200.00 1,800.00 2,100.00 700.00

$132,895.10

$130,367.97

Ace/.

1967-68

1968-69

No.

Actual

Budget

$ 10,000.00 8,400.00 500.00

$ 10,000.00

2,159.68 5,000.00 3,600.00

2,150.00 3,000.00 3,600.00

100.00

100.00

4,220.98 4,791.28 1,049.71 605.97 2,789.18 1,753.00 200.00 890.71 7,022.53 648.80

5,400.00 4,800.00 1,500.00 1,500.00 2,500.00 1,700.00 200.00 2,000.00 7,500.00 路5,000.00

13,680.00 1,264.74 251.00

13,500.00 1,300.00 500.00

3,939.81 845.52 66.84 501.88 504.85 :'31.62 171.13

4,200.00 1,100.00 1,200.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 550.00 3,500.00

Gross Receipts available for Operation of Grand Lodge DISBlJRSEMENTS

BY DIRECT

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1967-196R

AI'I'ROI'RL\TIO~

OF (;RAND 1.(1)(;E

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

8,400.00 500.00

UY REQUISITION OF GRA"'D 'tASTER

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

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

40. 41. 42. 43.

REQUISITIO~

OF (;RAl'\J) SECRETARY

Salaries-Grand Lodge Office Employees Tax Expense .. Insurance ... Operation of Grand Lodg-e Office (a) Printing, Postag-e, Stationery (b) Telephone and Telegraph (c) Office Equipment (d) Office Supplies (e) Incidental Office Expenses 44. Incidental Trav. and Exp.-Grand Secretary 45. Grand Master's Regalia 46. Masonic Manuals ...

路We recommend that the .$5,000.00 budgeted above for the Sesquicentennial Committee be appropriated from the General Fund.


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47. Dues Receipt Cards 48. 50-Year Veterans Buttons 49. Printing Proceedings

2,076.81 2,420.50 5,603.82

2,100.00 2,500.00 4,000.00

750.00 10,982.64 515.16 2,000.00 671.90 26,179.14 1,438.52

750.00 9,500.00 600.00 3,000.00 700.00 27,500.00

.

BY REQUISITIO:-.l OF:

50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56.

Committee Committee Committee Committee Committee Committee Committee

on on on on on on on

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

NONE

$137,850.00

$128,127.72 WALTER

J.

N.

W.

H.

BAIRn.

MAlTHEWS,

A.

BAGLEY,

FLOYD

H.

BUCKNER,

FRANK

K.

RoY, JR.,

Chairman.

PROPOSED CHANGES OF BY路LAWS

M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson changes of the Grand Lodge By-Laws:

presented

the

following

proposed

Repeal present Sec. 10.040 and substitute two new sections as follows: SEC. 10.041. GRAND LODGE DUES 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. SEC. 10.042. I'.\YMENT TO MASO:'\IC HOME The Grand Lodge promptly as collected, pays to the 1\Iasonic Home of Missouri three dollars and twenty-five cents for each Master \-Jason for whom dues are paid under Section 10.041. ELVIS

J.

A.

~l00:-.lE\路,

MORGA:-.I DO;\;ELSON,

MARTIN B. DICKI:-;SO:-';.

M.W. Bro. Dickinson moved the adoption of these changes in the Grand Lodge By-Laws, and that they be referred both to the Ways and Means Committee and the Jurisprudence Committee. Motion seconded and carried. Proposed changes in Grand Lodge By-Laws were referred to both the Ways and Means Committee and the Jurisprudence Committee. REPORT OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH

R.W. Bro. Alfred W. Griffith presented the report of the Missouri Lodge of Research and moved its acceptance. Motion seconded and carried and is as follows: Missouri Lodge of Research is happy to report another successful year of service to Freemasonry in the State of Missouri. We are all quite grateful to our Secretary, W. Rro. A. W. Griffith for his efforts on hehalf of the Missouri Lodge of Research.


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1. Volume II of Henry Wilson Coil, Sr., has been completed and should be either in your hands or enroute. Brother Coil also has made available for our use later a Volume of Essays on Masonic topics. 2. 1968 Transactions are in the hands of the printers and will he completed when the minutes of our annual meeting can be added to them. All of the works of H. L. Haywood have been compiled from his column, "The Information Desk," under the title of Masonic Curiosa. These are interesting facts about the fraternity in the manner of Did You Know?-they include his personal observations on the history and development of the fraternity and originally appeared from 1947-1959 in the Iowa Grand Lodge Bulletin. Another portion of this work was made available to the Missouri Lodge of Research by the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education, which commissioned Haywood to write a series of essays on the development of the fraternity. 3. Missouri Lodge of Research, in an effort to preserve the physical and vocal image of many of the fraternity's outstanding students, has purchased video-tape equipment and recorded an interview with Henry Wilson Coil, Sr., in California. This new development in the field of Masonic education was first demonstrated last April at the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and the Grand Council session at their annual breakfast at Jefferson City. The breakfast session today was addressed by R.W. Bro. Alphonse Cerza, Grand Orator of Illinois, and was video-taped. Brother Cerza is the author of Anti-Masonry, one of the most popular books published by the Lodge of Research. The Missouri Lodge of Research will also make this equipment available for Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education for their use on hehalf of all the fraternity in Missouri. 4. Informational pamphlets have been printed giving a brief history of the development of the Missouri Lodge of Research in Missouri, and the publications of the Missouri Lodge of Research. These pamphlets contain an invitation to join the Missouri Lodge of Research and are available for those who have prospective members in mind and want to join in helping to increase memhership to the quota in excess of 2,000. Membership is now in excess of 1,500. 5. Looking forward to 1969 and thereafter are the following items: a. Freemasonry and Men of the Church by Rev. Bro. Forrest Haggard. b. Freemasonry in an Old Seaport by Wes Cook-history of St. John's No.1 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. c. The Lodge of the Nine Muses-Translation from the French hy Bill Weisherger. d. Masonic Humor and Poetry by Stewart M. L. Pollard. e. Architecture and Working Tools by Al Woody. f. Truman, The Man, and The Mason by Denslow and Cook. g. Freemasons in Congress-1776 to the Present by Jerry Erikson. (The latter was scheduled for 1964, but is still in the works and we have hopes that it will be published soon.) h. M.W. Brother Denslow-The Missouri Lodge of Research also hopes to persuade you to write a history of the Missouri Grand Lodge sometime in the near future, following a much deserved rest from your labor on behalf of the fraternity as Grand Master. Missouri Lodge of Research extends thanks to Grand Lodge for its continued moral support. The retiring Master of the Lodge of Research is especially grateful to R.W. Bro. Wes Cook for his untiring labor, without which the Missouri Lodge of Research would not be nearly as meaningful to the Masons of Missouri. RICHARD H. BENNETT, Worshipful Master.


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REMARKS BY M.W. BRO. PERRY A. RISBERG

M.W. Bro. Perry A. Risberg, Grand Master of Wisconsin, briefly addressed the brethren. REPORT OF THE BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD

R.W. Bro. Roy W. McGhee, chairman, presented the report of the Building Supervisory Board and moved its acceptance. Motion seconded and carried and 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 year last past. Many subordinate lodges have repaired, enlarged, remodeled and otherwise improved the buildings used for lodge purposes. New heating and cooling systems have been installed and many new temples have been constructed or are presently under construction. In all, 20 lodges sought the assistance of your Board. A very brief summary of the work will be found in the appendix attached hereto. Your Board docs not know of any lodge having financial difficulties at this time. We firmly believe that there are advantages to the various lodges in forming not-for-profit coporations to hold title to lodge property and particularly so where a building program is about to be undertaken. We have approved several such corporations during the year ending with this report. Our Board has made available to the Grand Master and the Grand Secretary each and every decision as they were made so that they might have full knowledge of the activities of the various lodges and of our Board. We wish to acknowledge helpfulness of R.W. Bro. Harry Gershenson, Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee, who has again this year as last year, handled some of the knotty problems presented to our Board. Although it has been a bit time consuming, each member of our Board want" you to know that it has been a pleasure serving the various lodges. For a detailed account of all our doings see the appendix attached hereto. Fraternally submitted, EARL E. EBBE,

J.

KE:-;:-lETH MARR,

Roy \V. MCGHEE, Chairman. A I'I'EI" D1X

Magnolia Lodge 1\'0. 626 Articles of Incorporation approved for Magnolia ~lasonic Temple Association and authority given for extensive alterations to a newly purchased building. St. Marks Lodge No. 93 Articles of Incorporation and by-laws approved and authority given for the construction of a new Masonic Temple. Valley Park Lodge No. 629 The Valley Park Temple Board was authorized to construct a new temple. Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 Advice given concerning State Highway Condemnation for highway purposes of a portion of the lands belonging to the lodge. Twiligh t Lodge No. 114 Your entire committee met in Columbia, Missouri, with officers and members from the lodge and with our Grand Master, M.W. Wm. R. Denslow and R.W. Bro.


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Harry Gershenson, Chairman of the Jurispurdence Committee. Legal matters and building problems were discussed and suggestions made and advice given. Liberty Lodge No. 31 Articles of Incorporation and by-laws prepared by R.W. Bro. Harry Gershenson, Chairman of Jurisprudence Committee, were approved for Liberty Masonic Building Association. Butler Lodge No. 254 J<'urnished proposed Articles of Incorporation and by-laws to the lodge. After the lodge decided not to form a not-for-profit corporation, our Board approved the trustees of Butler Lod~e No. 254, A.F. & A.M., purchasing property as tenants in common with the trustees of Bates Lod~e 1.0.0.F. No. 180 for joint use as a lodge meeting place. Mizpah Lodge No. 639 Approval was given for Mizpah Temple Association to proceed with huilding a new temple. Linn Lodge ~ o. 326 Our approval was given for the construction of a new temple by Linn Lod~e. Barry Lodge ~o. 63i A new furnace installation was approved. Belgrade Lodge ~o. 632 Authority given for trustees of lod~e to sell a parcel of ground not needed by the lodge to obtain funds for adding rest rooms to the lodge building. Strafford Lod~e No. 608 Permission given for the lod~e to construct a new temple. Out of all the applications received by our board. this was the most complete and best prepared. Every detail had been attended to and no further request for information was necessary. Friend Lodge ~ o. 352 General information and advice furnished concerning the buildin~ of a new temple. Ancient Craft Lodge No. 3ii Approval given to repair and remodel downstairs portion of building presently used as lodge meeting place. Temperance Lodge No. 458 General advice given concerning problems in a building program. Arlington Lod~e ~o. 316 General information furnished pertaining to building program. Wentzville Lodge :"Ii o. 46 Permission given to do major construction work on new Masonic Temple. Ashland Lodge No. 156 Approval given for the lodge to construct a new :\lasonic Temple. Mystic Tie Lodge No. 221 Permis<;ion given to make alterations and improvements in the lodge building. Phoenix Lodge No. 136 Permission granted to purchase a lot upon which a new Masonic Temple is to be constructed at a future date. CONFIRMATION OF 1970 ANNUAL COMMUNICATION DATES

R.W. BRO. J. MORGAN DONELSON: Brethren, this has to do not with the upcoming session next year, but with the one following. It has to do with the time at which the session will of necessity have to be held. I would like to give you these dates: it will be October 5 and 6, 1970, which really will be a week later than is provided by our by-laws. I might explain to you briefly that the reason for it is a matter of accommodations. We have used


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the Sheraton-Jefferson for a number of years as our headquarters, since we have lost two hotels in the immediate vicinity. In contacting the SheratonJefferson we have learned that the space would not be available at our regular time, and we investigated, and this matter was discussed with the line officers directly effected, and we found that in light of the pure economics of the thing it might be better to simply postpone our annual communication in 1970 one week and continue with the hotel. Shortly after the annual communication of this Grand Lodge, a letter was received from the Sheraton-Jefferson Hotel, in St. Louis, Missouri stating that accommodations for the 1970 Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri would be available, and confirmed the dates of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, September 27, 28 and 29, 1970 for that session. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BY LAWS

R.W. Bro. Roy H. Sander presented a Resolution to repeal and re-enact Section 9.140 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws, now relating to ante-rooms, and to refer this matter to the Jurisprudence Committee. Motion seconded and carried. The motion was referred to the .J urisprudence Committee and is as follows: To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missou'ri: RESOLUTION TO REPEAL A:'\D REE:"ACT SEcno/\ 9.140 :'\ow RELATING TO ANTE-ROOMS

Be It Resolved that Section 9.140 of the Grand Lodge By-laws be repealed and a new section bearing the same number but entitled "Section 9.140-Prohibited Use of Masonic Temples" be suhstituted therefor, to-wit: SECTION 9.l40-I'ROIlIBITED USE OF MASONIC TEI\.IPLES card games, bingo games or other social events shall he conducted in any Masonic lodge hall, tiler's room or preparation room. No game of chance shall be held in any Masonic temple. This section shall not prohihit non-profit organizations from having card parties, and other social events in areas of a Masonic temple, except as above prohibited. ED'....ARD A. LAl\;G, HARRY C. PLOETZE, W. H. UTZ, JR., LEWIS C. (WES) COOK, HERMAN A. ORLICK, FREELON K. HADLEY, WILLIAM R. DE/\SLOW, \V. RAYMOND USHER, LLOYD C. SEAMAN, Roy H. SAl'iDER, \V. HUGH MCLAUGHLIN, W. H. CHAPMAN, ELVIS A. MOOl\;EY, J. MORGAN DONELSON, WALTER L. WALKER, THOMAS J. DAVIS, JR. ;\[0

REMARKS OF R.W. BRO. C. MILTON LANCASTER

R.W. Bro. C. Milton Lancaster, Grand Treasurer of Maryland, briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS OF R.W. BRO. CARL R. GREISEN

R.W. Bro. Carl R. Greisen, Grand Secretary Emeritus of Nebraska, briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS OF M.W. BRO. D. WARNER WELLS

W.M. Bro. D. Warner Wells, Past Grand Master and Grand Lecturer of Georgia, briefly addressed the brethren.


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM

R.\V. Bro. John 'V. Adams, chairman, presented the report of the Committee on M ilcage and Per Diem, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and carried amI is as follows: To tlte Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee 011 Mileage and Per Diem reports amounts paid for attendance at this, thc One Hundrecl Forty-scventh Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge held in the City of S1. Louis, Missouri on September 30 and October I, 1968 as follows: Grand Lodge Officers Past Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Gralld Lecturers Committee on Credentials Committce on Appeals and Grievances Committee on Jurisprudence . Committee on \Vays and Means Committee on Mileage and Pcr Dicm Committee on I\fasonic Education Building Supervisory Board Chairmen of Other Standing Committees Assistant Grand Tilers Representativcs of Chartered Lodgcs Reprcscntativcs of Lodges, C.D.

S 816.60 533.04 1,880.44 2,256.48 227.04 111.72 185.40 237.48 154.00 127.20 173.96 130.00 17,806.92 43.04

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$24,683.32 Respectfully submitted, JOHJI> \V. ADAMS, Chairman, CHARLES S. HICKS, ED\\' ARD A. LANG, JOHN S. S~fARR, ALFRED

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ZIEDLER.

FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS

R.vV. Bro. Vern H. Schneider, chairman, presented the final report of the Committee on Credentials and moved its adoption. J\fotion seconded and carried and is as follows: To the Most IVorshijlful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETIIRF.:'\: Your Committee on Credelltials suhmits the following report: At the prescnt session of the :\105t Worshipful Grand Lodgc, thcre are represented 132 Subordinate Lodges and I Lodge LO. and thcrc arc present: Grand Lodge Oflicers . Past Grand ~fasters District DeptHy Gralld Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Past Masters . 'Worshipful I\Iasters Senior \Vardens J unior Wardens

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20 15 45 54 362 389 157 93


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Chairmen of Committees Distinguished Visitors Total . Actual attendance without duplication Assistant Tilers Lodges without representation

21 16 1,172 .......... . . 1,023 ................................ 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Fraternally submitted, VERN H. SCH:'-lEIDER, Chairman, R. MARVIN COWDEN, WILLIAM JOHN

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ARTHUR

'V.

GRAY,

HICKS,

\V. RAUCH.

REMARKS BY ME. COMPo A. ELDON HOOVER

M.E. Compo A. Eldon Hoover, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Missouri, briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS BY R.E. SIR LLOYD E. POORE

R.E. Sir Lloyd E. Poore, Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Missouri, briefly addressed the brethren. REMARKS BY M.I. COMPo ALFRED W. GRIFFITH

M.1. Compo Alfred W. Griffith, Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Missouri, briefly addressed the brethren, REMARKS BY R.W. BRO. CHARLES B. JONES

R.W. Bro. Charles B. Jones, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee, briefly addressed the brethren. MESSAGE TO M.W. BROTHER TRUMAN

R.W. Bro. Ben Morris Ridpath, Grand Chaplain, suggested that this Grand Lodge send a message of greeting to M.W. Bro. Harry S Truman, Past Grand Master, on the occasion of this Grand Lodge Communication. The Grand Secretary was directed to send such a telegram as follows: St. Louis, Mo. October I, 1968 Hon. Harry S Truman Independence, Mo. The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri in session at its 147th Annual Communication in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, October I, 1968, has voted unanimously to express to you and Mrs. Truman our warmest greeting, brotherly affection and highest esteem. Our prayers arc with you both as we wish you God's continued rich blessing and care. ELMER W. WAGNER, Grand Secretary. APPOINTMENTS

R.W. Bro. Elmer ,,yo \Vagner, Grand Secretary, then read the appointments to Grand Lodge Offices for the ensuing year. Freelon K. Hadley

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Senior Grand Deacon Junior Grand Deacon Senior Grand Steward Junior Grand Steward Senior Grand Marshal Junior Grand Marshal Grand Sword Bearer Grand Pursuivant Grand Chaplain Grand CJw1Jlain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Orator Grand Tiler

W. Hugh McLaughlin Walter L. Walker ..... Robert L. McKinney Herman A. Orlick .... Lewis C. (Wes) Cook Fielding A. Poe, Jr.... L. Marshall Hollenbeck Koss W. Blomeyer ... Herbert E. Duncan . J. C. Montgomery, Jr. Julius J. Nodel . Carl L. Radford Cecil H. Hurt J. Ray Trotter Clarence Newby Fred L. Henley Clarence L. Shaon

PRESENTATION OF PAST GRAND MASTER'S PIN

M.W. Bro. Robert L. Aronson, presented the Past Grand Master's Pin to M.W. Bro. William R. Denslow. LADIES INVITED TO ATTEND INSTALLATION

R.W. Bro. Elvis A. Mooney announced that the ladies had been invited to attend the installation ceremonies. INSTALLATION

The hour for installation having- arrived, M.W. Bro. Harold O. Grauel, assisted by M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson as Grand Marshal and M.W. Bro. Robert L. Aronson as Grand Chaplain, installed the newly elected and appointed Grand Lodg-e Officers. PRESENTATIONS

A gold identification card was presented M.W. Bro. Elvis A. Mooney, Grand Master, by R.W. Bro. Elmer W. Wagner, Grand Secretary. The Grand Master's apron was presented by M.W. Bro. William R. Denslow. The Grand Master's Jewel was presented by R.W. Bro. Thomas J. Davis, Jr. The officers and members of Bloomfield Lodge No. 153, the Grand Master's Mother Lodge, presented him ,....ith several gifts. Brethren of the Fiftieth Masonic District of Missouri made a presentation of matched lug-g-age. M.W. Bro. Mauro Baradi, Past Grand Master of the Philippines, presented a letter opener. WIVES OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS PRESENTED

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R.W. Bro. Roy H. Sander, president, presented greetings and congratulations on behalf of the Square Club of St. Louis and St. Louis County. BENEDICTION

R.W. Bro. benediction.

J.

C. Montgomery, Jr., Grand Chaplain, pronounced the CLOSING

The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri rested from its labors, this day, October 1, 1968, and was closed in ample form, no further business appearing, to meet again in St. Louis, Missouri, the last l\londay, viz., the 29th day of September, 1969. ELMER W. WAGNER,

Grand Secretary. STANDING COMMITTEES 1968-1969

Credentials-Vern H. Schneidcr, Chairman, 16 Lindworth Lane, St. Louis, Mo. 63124; R. Marvin Cowden, 924 E. :'-lonnal St., Springfield, Mo. 65804; William W. Gray, 5511 Lydia Avc., Kansas City, Mo. 64110; John H. Hicks, Lebanon, Mo. 65536; Arthur W. Rauch, 7 Girard Dr., \Vcbster Groves, Mo. 63119. Grand Master's Address-\ViIliam R. Denslow, Chairman, Box 529, Trenton, Mo. 64683; and all Past Grand Masters in attendance. Lodges Under Dispensation-Gerald H. Wilkison, Chairman, Kcnnett, Mo. 63857; Lec Bottom, Otterville. Mo. 65348; Chester Ball, Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901; James Hugh Willis, Dextcr, Mo. 63841; Jamcs Derrel Buzzard, Neosho, Mo. 64850. Chartered Lodges-Charlcs B. Whitchurch, Chairman, Box 103, Winston, :\10. 64689; William K. Bluc, Bloomfield, \10. 63825; Ernest Thacker, 3907 Oleatha St., St. Louis, Mo. 63116; Joscph E. Hubhard, Box 73, Joplin, Mo. 64802; Howard Maupin, Bloomfield, ~\'ro. 63825. Aj)peals and Crievances-Robert L. Aronson, Chairman, Civil Courts Bldg., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; J. Edward Blinn. :\larshficJd, Mo. 65706; Arthur H. Ploetze, 4507 DuBorg Lane, St. Louis, Mo. 63128; Rohcrt A. Corum, Rt. I, Excelsior Springs, Mo. 64024; Virgil R. Saville, 118 Lavinia St., .Jefferson City, Mo. 65101. Jurisprudence-Roy W. McGhec, Chairman, 122 South Main St., Piedmont, Mo. 63957; W. Hugh McLaughlin, 222 Bryant Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. 64106; James P. Hull, 635 Krug Park PI., St. Joseph, Mo. 64505; Harry C. Avcry, 70.1) Olive St.. St. Louis. Mo. 63101; Claude T. Wood, 116 W. ;\tcClurg, Richland, Mo. 65556. Ways and Means-Walter H. Baird (3), Chairman, 234 E. Parkway Dr., Columbia. Mo. 65201; J. :'\. "Jack" Matthews (I), 1300 Major Dr., Jefferson City, Mo. 65101; William A. Bagley (I), Shelbina, Mo. 63468; Floyd H. Buckner (2), Box 602, Deslodge, Mo. 63601; Lloyd S. Morgan, Jr. (3), Box 93, Advance, Mo. 63730. Relief and Charity-Roy H. Sander, Chairman, 5091 Clayridge Dr. Bldg. 6, Apt. 314, St. Louis, Mo. 63129; LIoyd C. Seaman, 3129 Felix, St. Joseph, Mo. 64501; W. Raymond Usher, 1500 Country Club Dr., Hannibal, Mo. 63401; Edward A. Lang, 10258 Driver Avc., St. Louis, Mo. 63114; Charles C. Oliver, Jr., 600 Huntington Rd., Kansas City, Mo. 64113; Carl I. Stein, Secretary to the Committee, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63112. Masonic Boards of Relief-Elvin K. Luff, Chairman, 1503 West Short. Independence. Mo. 64050; Elvis R. Poff, 5601 South Fourth St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64504; Warrcn F. Drcscher, 104 Embassy Lanc, S1. Louis, Mo. 63122; William Nail, 833 South Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65806.


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Necrology-Harold O. Grauel, Chairman, Box 389, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701; George F. Morrison, 7436 Cromwell Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63105; Frank P. Briggs, 1132 N. Jackson St., Macon, Mo. 63552; Harold M. Jayne, Memphis, Mo. 63555; }<'orrest C. Donnell, 245 Union Blvd., Apt. 320, St. Louis, Mo. 63108. Ritual-Freelon K. Hadley, Chairman, 3412 Duncan St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64507; John T. Heard, Sr., 8538 Rosalie Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63144; William V McCollum, 800 Pershing St., Springfield, Mo. 65806; L. Marshall Hollenbeck, Box 249, Sikeston, Mo. 63801; Merle B. Graham, 358 W. Maple Ave., Kahoka, Mo. 63445; William W. Forrester, Route 2, Box 193, Blue Springs, Mo. 64015. Forms and Ceremonies-Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Chairman, Box 217, Piedmont, Mo. 63957; Frank Arnold, Boonville, Mo. 65233; Clarence Bumgarner, Strafford, Mo. 65757; Cletis Henson, Bell City, Mo. 63735; Hollan Fann, Puxico, Mo. 63960; Freelon K. Hadley (Ex-officio), 3412 Duncan St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64507. Mileage and Per Diem-John W. Adams, Chairman, 253 Farmers Saving Bank Bldg., Marshall, Mo. 65340; Alfred H. Zeidler, 4064 }<'airview, St. Louis, Mo. 63116; Edward A. Lang, 10258 Driver Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63114; Charles Hicks, Monroe City, Mo. 63456; John So Smarr, 1115 S. Ellis St., Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701. Correspondence-Bruce H. Hunt, Box 188, Kirksville, :\'10.63501. Masonic Education-Lewis C. "Wes" Cook, Chairman (I), 3233 Chippewa Dr., North Kansas City, Mo. 64116; O. Wes Konering (I), 611 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; Robert H. Arnold (3), 15 W. Tenth St., Kansas City, Mo. 64105; John T. Suesens (3), l202~ Ashland Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. 64506; Frank P. Briggs (2), II32 N. Jackson, Macon, :\-10. 63.=552; Harold O. Grauel (2), Box 389, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701. Building Swperoisory Board-E. G. Sweazea, Chairman (3), 313 N. Main St., Piedmont, Mo. 63957; Earl E. Ebbe (2), 170 S. Main St., Trenton, Mo. 64683; J. Kenneth Marr (I), 103 W. Market, Warrensburg, Mo. 64093. Entertainment of Distinguished Guests-Herman A. Orlick, Chairman, 1678 Avignon Ct., St. Louis, Mo. 63122; Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Box 217, Piedmont, Mo. 63957; W. Hugh McLaughlin, 222 Bryant Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. 64106; Walter L. Walker, Walker Bldg., Neosho, Mo. 64850; Robert 1" McKinney, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Kirksville, Mo. 63501; Lewis C. "Wes" Cook, 3233 Chippewa Dr., North Kansas City, Mo. 64106; Fielding A. Poe, 6616 Pepperidge Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63134; Lewis C. Robertson, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63112. By-Laws-Martin B. Dickinson, Chairman, 15 West Tenth St., Kansas City, Mo. 64 lOt); Orestes Mitchell, Jr., 717 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph, Mo. 64509; Robert C. Brinkman, 611 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; Richard O. Rumcr, 1509 Washington Avc., 5t. Louis, Mo. 63103; Dewey Routh, 214 Ramsey Bldg., Rolla, Mo. 65401. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 1968-1969

George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association-Bruce H. Hunt, Chairman, Box 188, Kirksville, :\-10.63501; Morris E. Ewing, Morrisville, Mo. 65710; Harry S Truman, Independence, Mo. 64050; William J. Craig, 1035 S. Pickwick, Springfield, Mo. 65804; James M. Sellers, Lexington, Mo. 64067. Recognition of Foreign Grand l.odges-William R. Denslow, Chairman, Box 529, Trenton, Mo. 64683; Elmer W. Wagner, 3681 Lindell Blvd., S1. LOllis, :\10. 63108; John Black Vrooman, Box 402, St. Louis, Mo. 63166. Revision of Constitution-Martin B. Dickinson, Chairman, ]5 W. Tenth St., Kansas City, Mo. 6410.~; Robert L. Aronson, Civil Courts Bldg., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; J. Morgan Donelson, Box 211, Princeton, \10. 64673; Walter 1" Walker, Walker Bldg., Neosho, Mo. 64850; Roy W. I\lcGhee, 122 S. Main St., Piedmont, Mo. 63957. Sesquicentennial Celebration-William H. Chapman, Chairman, 20 W. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo. 63119; Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Box 2]7, Piedmont, Mo. 63967;


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W. Hugh McLaughlin, 222 Bryant Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. 64106; Walter L. Walker, Walker Bldg., Neosho, Mo. 64850; Robert L. McKinney, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Kirksville, Mo. 63501; Herman A. Orlick, 1678 Avignon Ct., St. Louis, Mo. 63122; Lewis C. "Wes" Cook, 3233 Chippewa Dr., North Kansas City, Mo. 64116. Public Schools-Walter C. Ploeser, Chairman, Rt. I, Box 251, Manchester, Mo. 63011; John ;vi. Dalton, 235 E. High St., Jefferson City, Mo. 65101; Harry C. Avery, 705 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; Clarence L. Shaon, Box 394, Bowling Green, Mo. 63334; A. Basey Vanlandingham, Box 711, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS Audit-Harvey & Wagener, 7810 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63105. Representatives to Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis-Alfred M. Frager, 8145 RaIson, St. Louis, Mo. 63130; John W. Alverson, 7335 Zephyr Pl., St. Louis, \10. 63143; George F. Morrison, 7436 Cromwell Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63105.

THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI OFFICERS President, J. Morgan Donelson, Box 211, Princeton, Mo. 64673; Vice-President, Roy H. Sander, 5091 Clayridge Dr., Bldg. 6, Apt. 314, St. Louis, Mo. 63129; Treasurer, D. Jeff. Lance, Room 2106, 611 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; Secretary, Lewis C. Robertson, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63112.

DIRECTORS Elvis A. Mooney, 117 W. Prairie, Bloomfield, Mo. 63825; J. Morgan Donelson, Box 211, Princeton, Mo. 64673; William H. Chapman, 20 W. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo. 63119; Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Box 217, Piedmont, Mo. 63957; W. Raymond Usher-1969, 1500 Country Club Dr., Hannibal, Mo. 63401; David R. Hensley -1969, 7912 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton, Mo. 63105; Roy H. Sander-1970, 5091 Clayridge Dr., Bldg. 6, Apt. 314, St. Louis, Mo. 63129; Lloyd C. Seaman-1970, 3129 Felix, St. Joseph, Mo. 64501; D. Jeff. Lance-1971, Room 2106, 611 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 63101; Edward A. Lang-1971, 10258 Driver Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63114; James A. Noland, Jr.-1972, Osage Beach, Mo. 65065; Charles C. Oliver, Jr.-1972, Traders National Bank, Trust Dept., 1125 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64106.

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.

MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH Worshipful Master, Harold N. Painter, Rt. 2, Sedalia, Mo. 65301; SecretaryTreasurer, A. W. Griffith, 301 West Fifth St., Fulton, Mo. 65251.

LIVING PAST GRAND MASTERS OF THIS JURISDICTION

Name and Location Harry S Truman, Independence 64050 Forrest C. Donnell, 245 Union Blvd., Apt. 320, St. Louis 63108 Morris E. Ewing, Morrisville 65701 James M. Bradford, 4165a Shaw Avenue, St. Louis 63110

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Homer L. Ferguson, 1927 N. Circle Drive, Jefferson City 65101 Richard O. Rumer, 1509 Washington Avenue, St. Louis 63103 James M. Sellers, Lexington 64067 . Orestes Mitchell, Jr., 717 Corby Building, St. Joseph 64501 William J. Craig, 1035 S. Pickwick, Springfield 65804 Harold M. Jayne, Memphis 63555 . Frank P. Briggs, 1132 N. Jackson Street, Macon 63552 Robert L. Aronson, Civil Courts Building, St. Louis 63101 Harold O. Grauel, Box 389, Cape Girardeau 63701 Bruce H. Hunt, Box 188, Kirksville 63501 . Martin B. Dickinson, 15 West Tenth St., Kansas City 64105 George F. Morrison, 7436 Cromwell Drive, St. Louis 63105 A. Basey Vanlandingham, Box 711, Columbia 65201 Russell E. Murray, 1717 June Drive, St. Louis 63138 William R. Denslow, Box 529, Trenton 64683

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS

.. 1951-52 1952-53 . .1953-54 · .. 1954-55 · 1955-56 · 1956-57 · 1957-58 ......... 1958-59 ...... 1959-60 · .. 1960-61 · .. 1962-63 · .. 1964-65 ..... 1965-66 .1966-67 · .. 1967-68

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

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I. George Davidson, 437 E. Jackson, Memphis, Mo. 63555 2. L. Dale Gardner, 3 Overbrook Drive, Kirksville, Mo. 63501 3. Eugene D. Mallette, Newtown, Mo. 64667 4. Charles H. Stickler, 8 Town & Country, Trenton, Mo. 64683 5. Loren R. Thompson, Cainsville, 1\10. 64632 6. Dale Heath, King City, ~lo. 64463

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

7. Walter E. Smith, 136 S. Vine St., Maryville, ~Io. 64468 8. Donald E. Beesley, Fortescue, Mo. 64452 9. L'l Verne }o'. Carter, 3317 Beck Road, Sl. Joseph, Mo. 64509 10. Ralph M. Lawry, Maysville, Mo. 64469 11. Garnett L. Clevenger, Lawson, Mo. 64062 12. B. Raymond Babb, 1421 Cooper St., Chillicothe, Mo. 64601 13. Guy Kitchen, 503 Dake St., Brookfield, Mo. 64628 14. Raymond M. Skinner, Route 2, Callao, Mo. 63534 15. Harold K. Fretwell, Williamstown, Mo. 63473 16. Robert W. Meier, 1812 Georgia St., Louisiana, Mo. 63353 17. John T. Lutz, Route 2, Paris, Mo. 65275 18. Albert Martin, Route 3, Moberly. Mo. 65270

3. John S. Stillwell, Lucerne, Mo. 64655

.1. George B. Hamilton, 503 W. 4th St., Trenton, Mo. 64683 5. Wilburn S. Christie, New Hampton, Mo. 64471 6. Glenn V. Bulla, King City, Mo. 64463 7. Donald W. Bollinger, Hopkins, Mo. 64461 8. Thurlow E. Herrick, Box 182, Westboro, Mo. 64498 9. Royal E. Osgood, 3506 Nickell Drive, St. Joseph, Mo. 64506 10. Warren Gallinger, Union Star, Mo. 64494 II. Charles M. Jurgens, 17 ;\J.E. 114th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64155 12. Ray Carpenter, Route 1, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601 13. Warren W. Dray, 427 E. Jackson, Linneus, Mo. 64653 14. George E. Grubb, Monroe City, Mo. 63456 15. Lee B. Turner, 4907 Prospect Ave., Hannibal, Mo. 63401 16. Russell J. Rowe, Route 2, Louisiana, Mo. 63353 17. Francis A. Ely, Monroe City, Mo. 63456 18. Edwin B. Hawkins, Box 125, Higbee. Mo. 65257


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19. Francis Kepner, Rothville, Mo. 64676 20. Travis A. Graham, Bogard, Mo. 64622 21. Harold A. McAdow, Box 2, Platte City, Mo. 64079 22A. Russell R. Anderson, 1227 E. 52nd Place, North Kansas City. Mo. 64118 22B. William W. Gray, 5511 Lydia, Kansas City, Mo. 64110 23. Dallas L. Anderson, 622 E. Main, Richmond, Mo. 64085 24. Raymond R. Hartman, 104 S. Elm St., Sweet Springs, Mo. 65351 25. Elmer J. Chrisman, Glasgow, Mo. 65254 26. Russell Bell, National Bank Bldg., Columbia, Mo. 65201 27. Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr., 505 Hiway Z, Fulton, Mo. 65251 28. W. Lee Brewster, High Hill, Mo. 63350 29. Eugene E. Taylor, Route 3, Box 49B, Troy, Mo. 63379 30. Joseph B. Peyton, 1816 Boonslick Rd., St. Charles, Mo. 63301 31. Charles S. Alcott, 1622 Hayselton Drive, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101 32. Kenneth W. Hackman, 211 E. Jefferson, Owensville, Mo. 65066 33A. Warren R. Maichel, 407 N. 8th St., St. Louis, Mo. 63101 33B. Lloyd L. Schainker, 722 Chestnut St., St. Louis, Mo. 6310 1 34. Roy L. Scheib, Route 2, Drexel, Mo. 64742 35. James N. Bradley, ROllte 4, Rich Hill, Mo. 64779 36. Chas. H. Malone, 311 Goodrich Drive, Warrensburg, Mo. 64093 37. Basil E. Wharry, Route 1, Appleton City, Mo. 64724 38. Floyd C. Kuhn, Crocker, Mo. 65452 39. G. Edward Schwieder, Steelville, Mo. 65565 40. Frank O. Phillips, Route I, Box 308, Cedar Hill, Mo. 63016 41. Carl R. Deck, Rt. I, Long Lane, Mo. 65590 42. Alfred Wisehart, Route I, Everton, Mo. 65646

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19. Herbert D. DeWeese, Route 2, Box 60, Brunswick, Mo. 65236 20. Billy A. Martin, 103 E. 4th St., Carrollton, Mo. 64633 21. Paul E. Parsley, Route 27, Box 104, Parkville, Mo. 64152 22A. James W. Brewer, 1006 E. 22nd Ave., North Kansas City, Mo. 64116 22B. William W. Forrester, Route 2, Box 193, Blue Springs, Mo. 64015 23. Clyde M. Shortell, 222 Ralph St., Richmond, Mo. 64085 24. Wilbur L. Hains, Route 2, Miami, Mo. 65344 25. Arthur L. Collins, 109 E. Broadway, New Franklin, Mo. 65274 26. Raymond E. Lee, 509 Texas Avenue, Columbia, Mo. 65201 27. William A. Gamblian, 615 E. Park St., Vandalia, Mo. 63382 28. George H. Strother, 705 S. Main St., Vandalia, Mo. 63382 29. Herbert J. Crosby. Box 53, Winfield, Mo. 63389 30. Albert H. Miller, 313 Viewpoint Lane, Rt. 2, O'Fallon, Mo. 63366 31. Alfred L. Gates, 601 N. High St., California, Mo. 65018 32. J. Dan Shepard, 2 W. Springfield Ave., Union, Mo. 63084 33A. Charles L. Dawson, 10231 Reavis Gardens Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63123 33B. Arthur S. Wehmeyer, 9228 Catalina Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63136 33C. William F. Jackson, 8033 Audrain Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63121 34. James R. Floyd, 3201 Winchester Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64129 35. Ralph O. Fritts, Amsterdam, Mo. 64723 36. Lloyd C. Kennon, 1523 S. Harrison Ave., Sedalia, Mo. 65301 37. Philip D. Trainer, 106 E. Tebo St., Clinton, Mo. 64735 38. Hoyt Young, Macks Creek, Mo. 65786 39. Robert H. Stewart, 612 Oak St., Cuba, Mo. 65453 40. William C. Gruber, Mapaville, Mo. 63065 41. Bernard K. Swingle, Bolivar, Mo. 65613 42. Lacey Stapp, Box 12, Greenfield, Mo. 65661


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43. Eugene E. McFarland, Box 146, Libberal, Mo. 64762 44. Joy L. Ortloff, Route 1, Carthage, Mo. 64836 45. William V McCollum, 800 W. Pershing St., Springfield, Mo. 65806 46. Ronnie L. House, Box 335, Mans路 field, Mo. 65704 47. Elmer G. Miner, Lesterville, Mo. 63654 48. Burette B. Shannon, 600 Fifth St., Flat River, Mo. 63603 49. Robert Goza, Jr., 215 E. Monroe St.. Jackson, Mo. 63755

43. James E. Rinehart, 725 S. Clay, Nevada, Mo. 64772 44. Otis A. Larimore, 1104 E. Highland. Carthage, Mo. 64836 45. L. Doyle Treece, 1257 Cherry St.. Apt. 105, Springfield, Mo. 65802 46. George A. CoIlins, 1465 W. Fifth. West Plains, Mo. 65775 47. Lloyd C. Risby, Ellsinore, Mo. 63937 48. Floyd H. Buckner, 301 S. Main (Box 602), Desloge, Mo. 63601 49. Alton Bray, Southeast Missouri State College, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701 50. Uoyd S. Morgan, Jr., Box 93. Advance, Mo. 63730 51. Virgil H. Baldwin, Box 161, Marston, Mo. 63866 52. Chester R. Carpenter, Route 2, Box 182, Piedmont, Mo. 63957 53. Hubert P. Bruner, Box 246, Willow Springs, Mo. 65587 54. Clifford Hill, Box 36, Reeds Spring. Mo. 65737 55. Paul C. Pitts, 210 8th Street, Monett. Mo. 65708 56. George R. Chesney, 1026 Shartel Road, Grandview, Mo. 64030 57A. Edwin Bennett. 3520 Birchbark Dr., Florissant, Mo. 63033

;'0. Claude F. Stephens, Box 42, Advance, Mo. 63730 ;, I. J. John Shipman, 402 Carleton Ave., Caruthersville, Mo. 63830 ;'2. James D. Sutton, Box 217, Piedmont, Mo. 63957 53. Adelbert E. Blackwood, 711 Park St.. Willow Springs, Mo. 65587 54. Duane Eiserman, 418 N. Sycamore St., Branson, Mo. 65616 55. Charles W. Werdein, 428 E. Church St., Aurora, Mo. 65605 56. Loral C. Link, Route I, Box 454, Goodman, Mo. 64843 57A. Emmett Broombaugh, Jr., 14805 Woodfordway, Bridgeton, Mo. 63042 S7B. Wilfrid A. Hedrick, 47 Summit Ave., Webster Groves, Mo. 63119 58. Claude W. Dunnaway, 511 S. Oak Street, Versailles, Mo. 65084 59. Stanton T. Brown, Route I, Box 106, Buckner, Mo. 64016 60. Claud T. Foster, Campbell, Mo. 63933

57B. Oliver Croquart, 11272 St. Shawn Lane, St. Ann, Mo. 63074 58. Harold A. Reichel, Route 2, Eldon, Mo. 65026 59. Dowell Hays, 1801 High Grove Road, Grandview, Mo. 64030 60. Sol Astrachan, Box 697, Kennett, Mo. 63857

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF LODGES WITH DISTRICT NUMBERS

A

No. Name 602 Acacia... 444 Ada 366 Adair 355 Adelphi 590 Advance 10 Agency 219 Albert Pike 544 Algabil 198 Allensville 659 Alpha 255 Alton

.

Location Columbia Orrick Kirksville Edgerton Advance. Agency.. . Kansas City St. Louis Allendale N. Kansas City Alton

.

County Boone .. .. Ray.. .. .. Adair Platte Stoddard Buchanan Jackson Worth Clay Oregon

.

District 26 .. 23 2 21 . 50 9 22-B 33-A 6 22-A 53


1968

115

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

347 141 443 377 356 621 193 529 412 389 633 346 70 55 100 156 306 127 267 26

America. . Amsterdam Anchor Ancient Craft. . Ancient Landmark. . Anderson Angerona......... . Apollo Appleton City Arcana Archie Arlington Armstrong..... . Arrow Rock Ash Grove Ashland Ashlar Athens Aurora Ava. .

St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amsterdam Bates. . . St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . King City Gentry Harrisburg Boone Anderson McDonald Missouri City Clay Creve Coeur St. Louis Appleton City St. Clair Harris Sullivan Archie Cass Dixon Pulaski Armstrong Howard .,. Arrow Rock Saline Ash Grove Greene Ashland Boone Commerce Scott Albany Gentry St. Louis Ava Douglas

217 353 591

Barbee Sweet Springs. . . . . . . . Barnesville. . . . ElIington Barnett Barnett Barnes .. , Cabool Barry Washburn Bayou. . . . .. . Bakersfield Beacon St. Louis Bee Hive Lawson Belgrade Belgrade Belle Belle Belton Belton Benevolence U tica Benjamin Franklin St. Louis Berkeley Berkeley Berlin Fairport Bernie Bernie Bethany Bethany Bethel. Bethel. Billings Billings Birming Faucett Bismarck Bismarck Blackwell Blackwell. . Bloomfield. . . . . . . . . . . .. Bloomfield Bloomington Bevier Blue Springs Blue Springs Bogard Bogard. . . . . . . . . . . Bolivar Bolivar. . .. .., Bonhomme Ballwin. . . . . . Bosworth Bosworth. . Branson Branson. . . . .. Braymer. . . Braymer. . . . . Breckenridge. . Breckenridge. . Brentwood Brentwood Bridgeton St. John Brookfield Brookfield. . . . . . Brotherhood St. Joseph. . . . Brumley. . . . Brumley. . . . . Bucklin. .Bucklin. . . . Buckner. . . Buckner. . .

. . .

. .

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

B

116

367 365 3 393 632 373 450 170

642 667 378 573 97 537 379 150 41 535 153 102 337 101 195 45 .1)97 587 135 334 616 80 86 269 203 233 501

Saline Reynolds Morgan Texas Barry Ozark

24 .47 58 46 55 53 33- B 11 40 39 34 12 33- B 57-A

Ray Washington Maries Cass Livingston St. Louis De Kalb Stoddard Harrison Shelby Christian Buchanan St. Francois St. Francois Stoddard Macon .Jackson .Carroll. . Polk St. Louis Carroll .. ' .Taney Caldwell Caldwell St. Louis St. Louis Linn .. , Buchanan Miller Linn Jackson

10

.

.

60 5 14 54 9 48 40 50 14 59 20 41 .57-B 20 54 12 12 57-A 57-A 13 9 38 13 59


116 442 254

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Burlington. Butler ...

.Burlington Jet. . Butler

~odaway

· . Bates

1968 7 35

c 416 Cache. 328 Cainsville 486 Cairo. . . . . 552

183 38 63 169 284 231 549

249 401 197 461 147 305 172 611 59

615 185 331 407 487 392 342

662 610 553 559 17 645 207

601 507

651 463 520 161 548 482 274 485

595

168 534 533 654

120 432

369 464 454

528 36

265

Calhoun... California. . . Callao. Cambridge. Camden Point. Canopy Cardwell Carl Junction Carroll Carterville. . Carthage Caruthersville Casso . . Cecile Daylight Censer. Centertown Centralia. . Chaffee Chamois Charity. Charleston. Chilhowee Christian. Circle. . . Clarence. . . Clark Clarkshurg Clarksdale Clarksville Clarkton. Clay... Clayton. Clearmont. Cleveland. . Clifton Clifton Heights Clifton Hill. Clinton. Clintonville Cold Spring. . . Coldwater. Cole Camp Colony. Columhia Comfort. Commonwealth Compass Competition Composite. . . Concordia. Continental. Conway. Cooper Corinthian

.

St. Louis 33-A Cainsville. . Harrison .... 5 . Cairo. . Randolph · 18 . .Calhoun .. . . Henry · 37 . ...California ... Moniteau .31 .Callao. . . Macon .... 14 . .Slater. Saline .24 . .... Camden Point Platte .21 .. Aurora. Lawrence · ... 55 Cardwell. . Dunklin .60 Carl Junction Jasper .. 44 ;-..; orhorne. . . . . Carroll 20 . Carterville. Jasper .44 Carthage. . .1 asper .44 Caruthersville .. Pemiscot 51 Harrisonville Cass ... · .. 34 Kansas City Jackson .22-A . Macon. Macon ..... 14 .. Centertown Cole · .31 . Centralia. Boone 26 . Chaffee. Scott 49 .. Chamois Osage .31 . .St. Joseph. Buchanan 9 . . Charleston. . . Mississippi 50 .. Chilhowee. .Johnson · ... 36 . Oak Grove. . . Jackson .59 . Roscoe. St. Clair 37 . Clarence. . .. Shelby .. 14 Clark Randolph .......... 18 Clarkshurg. . Moniteau 31 .. Clarksdale. De Kalh 10 .. Clarksville Pike 16 . .Clarkton. Dunklin 60 .Excelsior Springs .. Clay · .. II . Clayton. St. LOllis 57-A Clearmont :"odawav 7 . Cleveland . Cass ' 34 Thayer. Oregon 53 ..St. Louis. 33-A .Clifton Hill ... Randolph 18 .Clinton. · . Henry .37 Eldorado Springs Cedar · .. 43 . Leeton · .Johnson .... 36 . .. Drexel. Cass ... 34 .Cole Camp Benton 36 . . Knox City Knox 2 .Pacific Franklin .32 . .... \Vheaton. · Barry .?5 St. Louis · . 33-A Parkville. · . Platte 21 Competition .. Laclede .... . .... 38 . Doniphan . Ripley .. .......... 52 . Concordia. · Lafayette 23 . Stewartsville . · .De Kalb ... 10 . ..Conway . · Laclede .38 Boonville. Cooper .. . . ..... .. ... .25 Warrensburg Johnson ... 36


1968 323 600 282 656 561 287 606 519 368 669 586 312 525 227

117

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Cornerstone · St. Louis . Cosby. ....... Cosby . Andrew Cosmos ........ St. Louis. Country Club ......... Kansas City. · Jackson Cowg-ill . . Caldwell · Cowgill. Craft. . · Canton. .. " Lewis. Craig . · Holt · Craig-. Crane .. " Crane. Stone . Crescent Hill . . Adrian .... Bates ... Kirkwood .. Crestwood ....... St. Louis ........... Alha ..... Criterion. . . Jasper Cuba. .... Crawford · .Cuba .. . .. Chariton Cunningham. .Sumner .. Cypress ..... Linn · Laclede.

.33-B

. ....... 9 ........... 33-B 22-B 12 . 15 8 54 35 57-B . 44 39 . 19 ... 13

D 492 Daggett 539 Dawn. 400 Decatur. 88 Defiance. 137 Delphian. 119 De Soto. 39 De Witt. 532 Dexter . 325 Dockery . 300 Doric ..

~lcKittrick

.. Montgomery .. Livingston .. Lawrence . ... Worth " . Shannon · Jefferson .Carroll · Stoddard . .. Linn ... · Wehster

Dawn . ........ Pierce City · Sheridan. · Birch Tree ......... De Soto. ....... De Witt .......Dexter. · ... Meadville. .Elkland ..

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

E

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

Earl .. East Gate. East Prairie Easter . Edina . Eldorado. Elmer . Elvins . Eminence . Eolia ... Equality. Erwin ... Essex. Euclid. Eureka. Evergreen Everton. Ewing. Excello Excelsior.

.

Coffey. . . Kansas City. .... East Prairie. ... St. Clair. . . Edina. · Luray . . · Elmer · Flat River. . . .. Eminence . .. .. Eolia · :\'ewhurg . . . ... St. Louis. ·Essex . Overland . Brunswick . .:\'ew Haven. ........Everton. · Ewing-. . . . . . . · . Excello. . .Jackson.

Daviess . Jackson Mississippi . ..... Franklin . . Knox Clark Macon . St. Francois Shannon ..Pike . Phelps

. 10 .22-B . .50 32 , 2 I

.

.

. .

Stoddard .St. Louis Chariton Franklin . Dade ... Lewis .:\1acon . . Cape Girardeau

14 48 47 16 39 33-B 50 57-A 19 .32 . ... 42 .15 14 49

F 483 290 44 132 47 345 281 542 339 23

Fairfax .. Fairmont Fair Play Farming-ton Fayette Fellowship ... Fenton Ferguson. Fidelity. Florida ..

· . Fairfax . \Vyaconda ... · . Fair Play. · .... Farmington. . . . . . . . . . Fayette . ... Joplin . ..... Fenton . Ferguson. Farley .. Florida

Atchison Clark ..... Polk St. Francois .. Howard ... Jasper .St. Louis St. Louis Platte ... Monroe

8 I

.41 . ..... 48 .25 . .. 44 57-B . .. 57-A .21 " .17


118

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668 214 578 453 554 212 192 363 636 352 89 48

Florissant...... . . .. Forest City. . . . Forest Park Forsyth........ . Foster Four Mile. . . . . . Frankford. . Fraternal........ . Freedom Friend Friendship Fulton...... .

Berkeley Forest City Slo Louis. Forsyth. .. Foster. . Campbell. . :Frankford. . . . .. Robertsville. . Mehlville. . . . Ozark Chillicothc. . . Fulton. . . . .

Slo Louis Holt

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

Galena....... Gallatin...... . Galt......... . Gardenville.... . Garrett........ . Gate City. . . . . Gate of the Temple Gentryville George Washington Glenwood... . Golden. . Good Hope. . . . . . Gorin.......... . Gower.......... . Graham. . Grain Valley Granby Grandin Grand River Grandview..... . Granite Grant City. . . . . . . Gray Summit. Green City Green Ridge Greensburg Greentop Greenville Griswold

Galena. . Stone .. Gallatin .. Daviess Galt..... . Grundy Gardenvillc. St. Louis Arcola. . . . . Dadc Kansas City. . . . Jackson Springfield Grcene Gentryville. . Gentry Slo Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . Glenwood. . . . . Schuyler Golden City Barton Slo Louis. . . . . ................ Gorin. . . . . . Scotland .. Gower. . . . . Clinton Graham. . Nodaway Grain Valley .. , Jackson Gran by. . . . . . . r\ ewton Grandin. . . Carter Freeman. . . . Cass Grandview Jackson Scdalia. . . . . . . . Pettis Grant City Worth Gray Summit Franklin Green City Sullivan Green Ridge Pettis Baring. . .. Knox Greentop Schuyler Greenville Wayne Bellflower Montgomery

Taney Bates Dunklin Pike . Franklin St. Louis . Christian Livingston Callaway

1968 57-A .. 8 ... 33-B .54 .35 60 .16 . ..... 32 .. 57-B . ... 54 .... 12 ... 27

G

54 10 4 57-B .42 .22-A .. 45 6 .33- A 1 .42 . .. 33-A . .. , 1 11

7 .59 56 47 34 59 . 36 .. 6 32 3 36 2 .. .. I . 52 .. 28

H 216 336 224 188 322 499 171 21 571 459 354 117 37 477 338

Hale City Hallsville Hamilton Hannibal Hardin Harmony Hartford Havana Hayti. Hazelwood Hebron Helena Hemple Henderson Herculaneum

Hale. . . . Hallsville. . . Hamilton. Hannibal Hardin Slo Louis. . . . . Hartford McFall Hayti. , Seymour Mexico. . . .. . Rochestcr Hemple Rogersville Herculaneum

Carroll Boone . Caldwell Marion Ray ............. Putnam Gentry Pemiscot 'Vebster Audrain Andrew Clinton Webster Jefferson

. .20 .26 .12 . 15 .20 .33-A 3 6 .51 .. 45 .27 9 11 .45 .40


1968 123 288 187 104 211 ,1)27 364 362 279 262 660 49 25 I 239 2I 5 4 130 32 415 30

Hermann.... . Hermitage.. . Hermon Heroine... . Hickory Hill Higbee.. . Higginsville Hiram. . Hogles Creek Holden Holliday Holt Hope.... . Hopewell... . Hornersville Howard Hume Humphreys Hunnewell .. Huntsville.........

410 Iheria 581 IIImo 76 Independence 54 Index 536 Ingomar... 38 I Ionia...... 154 Ionic 143 Irondale........ 446 Ivanhoe.

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

119

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Hermann.. . Hermitage Liberal Kansas City Eugene Higbee Higginsville Kahoka Wheatland Holden Holliday Holt Washington Lesterville Hornersville New Franklin Hume .. " Humphreys Hunnewell . Huntsville

Iberia IIImo Independence Garden City. . . . .. Willow Springs . Eldon. . . . . . . . Desloge. . . . Irondale. . . . . . . Kansas City.

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

Gasconade Hickory Barton Jackson Cole Randolph Lafayette Clark Hickory Johnson Monroe Clay Franklin Reynolds Dun klin Howard Bates Sullivan Shelby Randolph

.

.

Miller Scott Jackson . Cass Howell .Miller St. Francois . Washington Jackson

32 .41 43 22- B 31 18 23 I 41 36 17 II 32 47 60 25 35 3 .14 18

38 49 59 34 53 58 48 .40 22-B

Linn . . Randolph . Gentry Daviess Daviess Jasper .. , Cole " St. Louis.. Cedar . Cass .. Jefferson . .Worth Montgomery '" Jasper .. .Wright

.

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

44 .

46

X

220 311 68 243 376 105 484 245 582

.. Jackson Kansas City. . . . . . .... Kansas City. .Clay Kearney .. Kearney .. . Dunklin Kennett... . . Kennett. . _..... Keystone.. . St. Louis . . .. Buchanan King Hill. . . St. Joseph . Adair Kirksville........ . Kirksville .. Kirkwood.. . .. Kirkwood ... .. . St. Louis Knob:'\ oster. . Knob Noster .. Johnson Oregon Koshkonong. Koshkonong.

.

22-A 11 60 33-B 9 2 57-B .36 53


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE L

222 83 Il.~

489 292 460 574 531 237 253 592 506 145 598

77 494 149 31 302 666 138 326 1.~2

51

521 488 257 259 268 128 409 403

La Belle .. Laclede .... Laddonia ... Lakeville. Lamar .. Lamhskin ... La Monte Lanes Prairie La Plata. Laredo. La Russell. Lathrop ... Latimer Leadwood Lebanon .... Lewistown Lexington ... Liherty. Lick Creek. Lilbourn ...... Lincoln ... Linn Linn Creek. Livingston Lockwood .. Lock Springs .. LodF;e of LiF;ht. LodF;e of Love . . Lodge of Truth. Lorraine. Louisville. Lowry City

· ... La Belle. .Lehanon ..... Laddonia . .. Bell City ... '" .. Lamar .... .St. Louis. ... La Monte. Vichy La Plata. · . Laredo · . La Russell Lathrop . Licking- .... Leadwood Steeh'ille ...... Lewistown Lexington ... Liherty Perry Lilhimrn ... Fillmore . .... Linn .. Camdenton . Glasg-ow · . Lockwood Lock Spring-s F.aF;leville . Lancaster . Atlanta Ridgeway Louisville Lowry City

. .. 15 ..... 38 ......... 27 .50 .43 .33-A .36 " .39 ......... 14 ., .. 4 ... 44

Lewis · Laclede Audrain · Stoddard Barton ...... Pettis ..... ~1aries Macon Grundy Jasper Clinton . . Texas St. Francois Crawford Lewis Lafayette Clay Ralls

· .11

.39 .48 · .39 15 23 · .11

~ew ~ladrid

Andrew .. Osag-e .. Camden Howard . Dade . Daviess ..... Harrison Schuyler .. . · Macon Harrison Lincoln St. Clair ,

· .17 51

9 .31 · .38 .25 · .42 .10

5 I

14 5 29 37

M

433 91 626 112 406 543 566 481 110 569 324 260 458 ]6 628 313 35 2 85 244 516 567 ]5] 471

Macks Creek Madison. Magnolia Maitland Malden Mansfield Maplewood. Marceline ... Marcus Marlborough ... McDonald .. Mechanicsville Melville Memphis. Mendon. Meramec Mercer ... Meridian. Miami. .. Middle Fahius Milford. Miller. Milton Mineral.

\lacks Creek . Madison · ... St. Louis · ... Maitland \-falden .... Mansfield ..... :\faplewood :\farceline · . Fredericktown .. Kansas City. · . Independence Defiance. Dadeville Memphis \fendon Eureka Princeton · ... St. Louis . .. Miami. DowningMilford .. \-Hller. . Milton. OronoF;<>

Camden · Monroe .. Holt Dunklin · Wright St. Louis Linn · :\ladison · Jackson · Jackson St. Charles Dade Scotland Chariton St. LOllis \fercer

3H

... 17 33-:\ 8 60 46 · .57-B .13 48 22-1\ 59 30 42 1 19 !l7-B 4 33-A

. ... Saline · Schuyler · Barton Lawrence Randolph Jasper

24 I

43 55 18 44


1968

121

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

1 Missouri... .St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . .33-B 639 Mizpah . Ferguson. St. Louis... . 57-A Moherlv Randolph 18 344 Moberly. 144 Modern Human'sville. Polk 41 612 Mokane. Mokane . Callaway 27 . .. Monett Barry ... 55 129 Monett... 295 Moniteau. .Jamestm\"ll Moniteau .. 31 64 Monroe .. Monroe City Monroe ... 17 490 Montevallo .Montevallo ~ Vernon ... 43 . . Montgomery City .... Montgomery .. 28 246 ~fontgomery . 58 Monticello. . ~fonticello Lewis 15 408 Montrose Montrose H e n r y . . . . . . . . . . .37 Morehouse .. ;\lew I\fadrid .50 603 \forehouse . .. Morley. Scott .50 184 Morley. 351 Mosaic....... . ..Belleview Iron .. 48 558 Moscow .Moscow Mills .. Lincoln 29 294 Mound City '" .. Mound City . Holt .. 8 . .... Odessa .... Lafayette .23 476 Mount Hope.. . St. Louis ........... 33-B 40 Mount Moriah. 439 Mt. Olive. . . . Rogersville, R. 3 ... Webster .. .45 .. Mt. Vernon Lawrence .55 99 Mt. Vernon Independence.. Jackson 59 614 Mount \Vashington ... West Plains Howell .53 327 Mt. Zion ... Wright .... 46 158 Mountain Grove~fountainGrove \fountain View Howell - 53 637 Mountain View 221 Mystic Tie. . . Oak Ridge. . . . . . Cape Girardeau 49 N

25 568 560 247 60 510 199 307 429 270 473 470 647 372 643 157 358 622

Naphtali. ;\laylor. ~e1son.

Neosho. ;\lew Bloomfield New Hampton New Hope New London ~ew Madrid .. ~ ew Salem ;\lineveh ;\;odaway .. ~oel .. Non Pareil ;\;ortheast North Star ;\lorthwest ;\lorwood

St. Louis Saylor . Ripley .... Saline :"eison . :'\ewton · :"eosho . Callaway · :"ew Bloomfield. Harrison · ;\Icw Hampton. .. Lincoln Elsherry . .... Ralls :"cw London. :"cw Madrid . .... :"cw \ladrid . Winfield ..... .... Lincoln .Lincoln .. Olnev Man:ville :"oclaway ..... ="Ioe( . ~fcDonald Cass .. . .East Lynnc ·Kansas Citv . Jackson .. Atchison · Rock Port' Atchison .. Tarkio ..:"orwoocl Wright

.

.. 33-B .52 . 24 56 ....... 27 .... 5 .29 .17 51 29 29

7 56 .... 34 " .22-A .. 8 .... 8

46

o 163

671 :)76 139 546 :')18 303 317 7 623 624

Occidental Odom Olive Branch Orcgon. Orient Oriental. Osage Osborn. O'Sullivan. Overland Owensville

.. St. Louis · Portageville St. Louis Oregon Kansas City Blackhurn ' ~evada.

.. Osborn. . .... Walnut Grove .. Overland ... Owensville

.33-B

:'I:e\\' \fadrid '" .Holt ... Jackson Salinc Vernon De Kalh .. Greene St. Louis " Casconade

51 33-B 8 .22-A ......... 24 . .. 43 .10 ..45 ......... 57-B 32


122

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

p

241 18 19 650

383

Palestine. . . . . . .st. Charles St. Charles ... 30 Palmyra. . . . . . . Palmyra .. :\1arion .... 15 Paris Union. . . . .Paris .. :\fonroc .... 17 Parma . Parma. :'\ew Madrid .. 51 De Kalb Parrott. . . .. Maysville 10 .10 .. Daviess Pattonsburg. . . . . Pa ttonshu rg .... 30 .. \Varren Pauldingville. . Wright City .... 33-A Paul Revere. . St. Louis ... Knox Paulville Hurdland 2 St. Francois 48 Pendleton Doe Run .. Pern° 49 Perryville. . Perryville. Pike' .... 16 Perseverance. . . . . Louisiana Marion .. 15 Philadelphia. . . Philadelphia .. . .16 Pike Phoenix. . . .. . Bowling Green :'\odaway Pickering. . . . . . .. Pickering 7 Pike .16 Pike. . . . . .. Curryville. .33-A Pilgrim. . . .. St. Louis Douglas 46 Pilot Knob. .Richville . .. 46 . Texas Plato. . . Plato .......... 21 .. Platte Platte City. . . . . . . .Platte City Plattsburg. . . . . Plattshur~ .......... Clinton ................ 11 Cooper ................. 25 Pleasant Grove. . . . . Otterville ... Polk .41 Pleasant Hope.. . Pleasant Hope :'\e\\' Madrid 51 Point Pleasant. . . Conran ... 33-8 Polar Star. . . . .St. Louis · .. SlIlIivan 3 Pollock. . . . . . . . Pollock Caldwell ..12 Polo. . Polo . ... 33-A Pomegranate. St. Louis Butler 52 Poplar Bluff Poplar Bililf ... 40 Washington Potosi. . . . . . . . .. . Potosi. 5 . Harrison .. .......... Prairie. . Gilman City ... Cooper ... 25 Prairie Home Prairie Home .33-A Pride of the West. . . . St. Louis ... Progress. . St. Louis. 33-B Purity. .Creve Coeur St. Louis 57-B Putnam.. . .:'\ewtown Sullivan 3 Puxico Puxico. 50 · .. Stoddard 33-:\ Pyramid .. St. Louis Pythagoras.. . Cassville . Barry .... .55

380 196

Queen City Quitman ...

308 65 II

330 319 551 670 92 502 136 472 399 652 182 469 .~04

113

142 467 176 79 349 232 95 209 131 556

503 179 657 658 190 596 180

Q

. Queen City Quitman

Schuyler :\'odaway

. .

1

7

R 33 201 223 391 570 479 385 57 361 13 496 435

Ralls Ravenwood... Ray.. Raytown..... Republic.... Rich Hill. Richland Richmond. Riddick Rising Sun Robert Burns Rockbridge

.

Center . . . Ravenwood . Camden. .Raytown ... Republic . Rich Hill Richland Richmond Buffalo Kansas City. Gainesville Almartha

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1968 663 Rockhill. 213 Rolla. 550 Rose Hill. . . 404 Rosendale...... 426 Rothville 204 Rowley..... 316 RuraL 238 Rushville 90 Russellville...... 572 Rutledge.......

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Kansas City. . . .. . Jackson Rolla Phel ps Creve Coeur .St. Louis . Rosendale Andrew Rothville. . Chariton .. .. Dearborn Platte Kansas City. . Jackson Rushville. . . . . . . . Buchanan . Russellville. . . . Cole Rutledge. . Scotland

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Salem. . Saline Salisbury. . Samaritan. . Sampson Santa Fe Sarcoxie. Savannah. . . Saxton Schell City. . Seaman...... . Sedalia....... . Senath....... .. Shamrock......... Shaveh Shawnee.......... . Sheffield Shekinah......... . Shelbina............ Sheldon Sikeston Silex Skidmore Solomon Somerset Sonora South Gate Southwest. Sparta Spickardsville St. Andrews St. Clair St. Francisville S1. Francois St. James St. John's S1. Joseph St. Louis St. Mark's Stanberry Star Star of the West. Steele Stella Stockton Strafford Sturgeon Sullivan

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124 555 263 617

PROCEEDI~GS

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FIRST DISTRICT-GEORGE DAVIDSON, D.D.G.M., 437 E. Jackson, Memphis, Mo. 63555 Lodges INo. I Location . Fairmont ••...... 290 Wyaconda....•.. Eldorado. • • • • • • •. 818 Luray •••••••... Hiram ....•...... 862 Kahoka •.•••.••. St. Francisville ... 688 Wayland •••.•... Scot)a:,{d::::: : Memphis........ 16 Memphis ..•..... Gorin. . • • • . • . • . . . 72 Gorin .••..••.... Rutledge. . . . . . • .. 672 Rutledge .•.•.... Sch,'!yler: : : : : : Middle Fabius 244 Downing . Lodge of Love. . .. 269 Lancaster •••.... Queen City. . . . . .. 880 Queen City ....•. Count7

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Secretary-Name and Address Chester L. Smith, Wyaconda, Mo. 63474 .....•..• Orville Worrell, Luray, Mo. 63453 . E. C. Dinger, 362 N. Morgan, Kahoka, Mo. 63445 .. Norman S. Brammer, Alexandria, Mo. 63430 . Pearl L. Stivers, Memphis, Mo. 68565 ••..•........ Archie S. Baltzell, Gorin, Mo. 63543 . Jewel E. Mason, Rutledge, Mo. 63563 . . Roy W. Farris, Box 26, Downing, Mo. 63536 Perry M. StaCY, Lancaster, Mo. 63548 ..•......... Eugene Slaughter, Jr., Box 73, Queen City, Mo. 63561. . . Charles L. Fremon .. George J. McGoldrick, Glenwood, Mo. 63541 . . Joe M. March . Bryan F. Arnold, Box 146, Greentop, Mo. 63546 . Master . A. J. Humes Bob Trueblood . Ralph Briedenstein .. Ernest Steele . P. E. Payne . Don D. Tague . Charles Gilmore . Forrest Harris . Donald L. Newcomb. Robert F. Slaughter.

Time of Meeting 2nd & 4th Mon. 1st & 8rd Mon. 1st & 8rd Fri. 1st & 3rd Th. 1st Th. 1st & 8rd Th• 1st & 3rd Mon. 2nd Th. 2nd & 4th Fri. 2nd & 4th Tu. 1st & 8rd Th. 2nd & 4th Mon.

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. Dee Bailey, 1402 S. Downing St., Kirksville. Mo. 63501 ..............•.......... Adair ......•.•.. 866IKirksville •.•.... H. Ro~er York .. '" . George M. Longwith, 414 E. Elm Street, I Kirksville, Mo. 63501 . . . Leland E. McReynolds, Knox City, Mo. 63446 1 Colony . 168/Knox City ..•..•. Ralph Agee . James L. Cornelius, Edina, Mo. 63537 . Edina ......•.... 291 Edina.......... Harry W. Jones . Glenn Scott, Rt. I, Brashear, Mo. 63533 . Paulville ....•.... 319 Hurdland. . • . . .. Chester Sykes Waid Phillips . J. J. Pearce, Baring, Mo. 63531. . Greensburg . 414IBaring

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. 1711Hartford ..•..... Ronald D. Newman .. Homer L. Dickerson, Livonia, Mo. 63551 206 Powersville . Donovan Poland ..... Virgil W. Carter, Route 2, Powersville, Mo. 64672 ....•.................. . Edwin O'Reilly, 1309 Grant, 210jUnionville . Jack Sewell Unionville, Mo. 68565 •.••..•.....•..•.....•... . . John F. Boehner, Humphreys, Mo. 64646 32IHumPhreys •.... Grant Hill . . J. O. Harris, Milan, Mo. 63556 126. Milan .....•..... J. W. Sevier . . Wayne Bennett, Green City, Mo. 63545 159' Green City . B. L. Stutler 190INewtown••..•.. Earl J. Thompson . Eugene D. Mallette, Newtown, Mo. 64667 .....•... . John H. Dennis, Route 4, Milan, Mo. 63556 . 349 Pollock .. Olan Crumpacker . 889 Harris .. Max C. Wescoat . Cecil M. Clem, Box 68, Harris, Mo. 64645 . 540IWinigan . O. L. Romine . W. Ellis Ware, Winigan, Mo. 63566

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1 Stanley McKemy, Box 286, Trenton, Mo. 64683 .... Leo G. Whitaker Joseph S. Thorne Carl C. Rains, Laredo, Mo. 64652 •..•..••...••..•. George Jewitt Paul Porter, Galt, Mo. 64641 . Gordon Brown Gaylord E. Shaw, Box 358, Spickard, Mo. 64679 . Clarence Newby. . . .. Eugene E. Stacy, 1008 E. Hickland, Princeton. Mo. 64673 ..............•..........

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FIFTH DISTRICT-LOREN R. THOMPSON. D.D.G.M.. Cainsville. Mo. 64632

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Robert F. Calloway .. T. C. Harding ....... Clyde Richardson .... Leo Stoklasa ........ Everette V. Belt..... Bert Peterman ......

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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SIXTH DISTRICT-DALE HEATH. D.D.G.M.. King City. Mo. 64463 Ge~try .••.•.•.

Havana ......•.. 21IMcFall .......... Clair J. Cleven~er... Stanberry. ... . .. 109IStanberry.•..... Donald Osborn ...... Gentryville ....... 125IGentryville...... Robert M. Rainey .... Athens.......... 127 Albany .......... N. Bradford Halstead

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H. Hovey Manring, McFall, Mo. 64657 ........... Beverly P. McClure, Rt. 3, Stanberry. Mo. 64489 .. Billie E. Crawford, Rt. 2, Albany, Mo. 64402 ....... L. Frank Smith, 806 N. College Ave., Albany, Mo. 64402 .................•.......... W. Edgar Bacon, Box 214, King City, Mo. 64463 Marvin C. Miller, Darlington, Mo. 64438 .......... J. V. Stephenson, Grant City, Mo. 64456 ......... Cleo A. Seckman, Sheridan, Mo. 64486 ........... Ortis C. Hammer, Allendale, Mo. 64420 ........... Robert E. Rineman, Denver, Mo. 64441. ........

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Harley 1. Whaley, Rt. 2, Hopkins. Mo. 64461. ..... Elmer Day, Quitman, Mo. 64478 ••....•.....•.••. Glen B. Goodson, Box 185, Ravenwood, Mo. 64479 Wayne Warner. Rt. I, Graham, Mo. 64465 ....... Richard F. Meek, Burlington Junction, Mo. 64428. Walter E. Smith, 136 South Vine St., Maryville, Mo. 64468 ...........•............. Pickering ..••.... 4721 Pickering•.•.•.• Clifton C. Longsdon. J. Ervin Neal, Pickering, Mo. 64476 ............ Clearmont ..••... 507lClearmont ....... Dean Rogers ........ Raymond O. Porterfield, Clearmont, Mo. 64431 .... Skidmore ........ 511 Skidmore ........ Eugene E. Dearmont. Harry E. Nelson, Rt. 2, Skidmore, Mo. 64487 ....

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Robert M. Mutti. .... Eldon Everhart ...... N. B. Henry ........ Paul R. Kiser ....... David Greeley ....... Richard Suess .......

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Mahlon Saunders Warren P. Gallinger, Union Star, Mo. 64494 . William O. Musser Ralph M. Lawry, Maysville, Mo. 64469 . C. S. Cowell Harry W. Witt, Osborn, Mo. 64474 . John B. Owens Walter E. Miller, King City, Mo. 64463 .....•..... Billy W. Kelim.... .. Clarence G. Waller, Stewartsville, Mo. 64490 . David Heriford John E. Cobb, Box 134, Clarksdale, Mo. 64430 . Lester E. Caldwell Alfred Dunlap, Rt. 1. Winston, Mo. 64689 . James F. Hoover Ermal D. Cameron, Pattonsburg, Mo. 64670 . Edward Wells Kenneth C. Kordes, Gallatin, Mo. 64640 . W. S. Underwood Hugh F. Brown, Box 75, Coffey, Mo. 64636 . Clayton Grimes F. Kenneth Eads, Rt. 3, Jamesport. Mo. 64648 .. Jack Tingler Herald W. Elmore, Route I, Jameson, Mo. 64647 .. Sidney LockridJ{e Doyle C. Kime. Jamesport, Mo. 64648 .

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R. C. Eichler..... . .. C. H. Mcintosh. . . . .. Fredric Shrum...... Ferrell L. Reno Albert L. Boyer. . . .. Harry J. Eckert,. . .. J. D. Jones. . . . . . . .. Kenneth Corzette.... Dale Wood

John W. O'Dell, Box 265. 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.. Edgar L. Kohl, Utica. Mo. 64686. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Howard Norman, Rt. 2, Wheeling, Mo. 64688 Hobart H. Hudson, Dawn, Mo. 64638

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Secretary-Name and Address . . Ronald E. Bradley, Linneus, Mo. 64653 . George W. Clements, 218 N. Main St., Brookfield, Mo. 64628 .......••......•......••. . . Chester T. Hoover, Laclede, Mo. 64651. . . Reginald E. Pettit, Bucklin, Mo. 64631. '" . Jack E. Friesner, Meadville, Mo. 64659 . C. A. McAfee, 527 W. Lake, Marceline, Mo. 64658.

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FOURTEENTH DISTRICT-RAYMOND M. SKINNER. D.D.G.M., Route 2, Callao, Mo. 63534 Macon

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381 Callao 102IBevier 172IMacon 2371La Plata ..•..... 268 Atlanta. . . . . . . .. 332jExcello 648 Elmer ....•...... 96iShelbyville...... 228lshelbina. . . . . . .. 415 Hunnewell ....•. 537 Bethel.......... 662 Clarence. . . . . . ..

Donald L. Teter Delbert L. Kitchen Jackie L. Hearrold.. James W. ElIiott .... Chas. Thompson. . . .. R. Clyde Foster Evan H. Lynch Ursa Parsons.... John W. Quinley. . .. Robert V. Summers .. Noble E. Nall:el. Carl R. Howell. . . . ..

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. 63680. . . . . . . . . .. Orville Wilson, Route 2, Excello, Mo. 65247 Ernest N. Bailey, Box 151, Elmer, Mo. 63538 William E. Tarbet, Shelbyville, Mo. 63469 Horace H. Rice, Shelbyville, Mo. 63468. . . . . . . . .. John A. Lyell, Hunnewell, Mo. 63443 Charles E. Rouner, Plevna. Mo. 63464 T. Earl Starke, Clarence, Mo. 63437

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G. J. Robs, 307 Jackson St., La Grange, Mo. 63448 William B. Smith, Monticello, Mo. 63457 David S. Bagby, La Belle, Mo. 63447............. A. Clyde Stork, 709 Lewis St., Canton, Mo. 63435 .. Norman Tucker, Williamstown, Mo. 63473....... Willard D. Hetzler, Lewistown, Mo. 63452. . . . . . .. Junior Doscher, Ewing, Mo. 63440 Rufus L. Haydon, 222 West Ross St., Palmyra, Mo. 63461 I St. John's ..•..... 281Hannibal. .•.... John W. Rethorn .... Clifford A. Robbearts, 708 Pine St., Hannibal, Mo. 63401. ....•.................... I HannibaL . 1S8/Hannibal . J. T. Kretzer, 602 Flora Ave., Hannibal, Mo. 63402 . Horace S. Peet Philadelphia . 502 Philadelphia . Thomas E. Glascock. Thomas J. Bleigh. Philadelphia, Mo. 63463

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Charles E. Mendonsa, Eolia, Mo. 63344 ........... Milton F. Duvall, Jr., Clarksville, Mo. 63336 ..... Russell J. Rowe, Rt. 2, Louisiana. Mo. 63363 ..... , Carr L. Woods, 10th and Kincaid, Bowling Green, Mo. 63334.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. I ••. ......., Frankford. . •.. .. 192jFrankford.••.•.. Cecil N. Nutt ....... ' John S. Brown, Frankford, Mo. 63441. .......•... .......... Pike ............ , 399 ICurryville ....... James W. Stevens ... Clarence L. See, Curryville, Mo. 63339. . . . . . . . . . ..

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Henry Sladek, 317 N. Main St., Paris, Mo. 65276 .. Alva R. Gibbs, Paris, Mo. 66275 ........•........ Albert Lee Ely, Monroe City. Mo. 63456 ...•....•. , Johnnie A. Summers, Rt. 2, Madison, Mo. 65263 ... Herbert Vanlandingham, Rt. 5, Mexico, Mo. 65266 ...............•...•.•...... Paul K. Callison, Holliday, Mo. 65258 .....•...... . . . . · .. 1 Holliday Menefee Ralls............ 66°IHoIliday. 33 Center ......•... Cloyce F. R. Schultz '" . William H. Shulse, Rt. 2, Center, Mo. 63436 Ralls .......••. . " Lick Creek. . • • • .. 302 Perry. . • . . . • . . .. Ronald McLauKhlin .. Gordon W. Levings, Rt. 1, Perry, Mo. 63462 . .......... New London..... 307 New London.... Clifford L. LOKan .... Harold G. Cooper, New London. Mo. 63459 .

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EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT-ALBERT MARTIN. D.D.G.M.. Route 3. Moberly, Mo. 65270 Randolph ....

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Secretary-Name and Addre88 . Donald S. Owings, Rt. I, DeWitt, Mo. 64639 ..... . Jack McKinney, 909 Park St, Carrollton, Mo. 64638 ••••..•....•........•... . Harold L. Wagaman, Bogard, Mo. 64622 . . Robert B. Baker, Rt. 2, Box 90, Hale, Mo. 64643. . R. Hugh Robinson, 611 S. Elm St., Norborne, Mo. 64668 . . . Marion Bruce, Rt. I, Bosworth, Mo. 64623 . R. T. Lampton. Box 305, Hardin, Mo. 64035 .

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Robert A. Goldsbury. John E. Lederer. 6200 No. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo. 64118 . James A. Offutt, Box 155, Weston, Mo. 64098 . Earl Mansfield, 6040 N. Bellaire Ave., Kansu City, Mo. 64119 . Olin Scrivner. . . . . . .. Russell J. Rickel, Camden Point. Mo. 64018 . Ben F. Duncan '1 D. E. Branstetter, Pro tem, Dearborn, Mo. 64439 .. Edward A. Reavis Edward B. McAdam, 6517 N. Twin Springs Rd., Parkville. Mo. 64152 . Orville L. Livingston Marion Shafer, Rt. I, Edgerton, Mo. 64444 . Richard W. Calvert .. Herman Klein, Platte City, Mo. 64079 . John A. Vandrell Ralph P. Bunnell

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61\WaVerly ........ Leslie Fenner ....... Wiliiam C. Rowe, Waverly, Mo. 64096 ............ 149 Lexington •...... D. E. Fenner ........ George W. Stewart, 336 S. 13th St., Lexington, Mo. 64067 ........•................ James G. Beahan .... Howard I. Tobin, Rt. 1, Higginsville, Mo. 64037 . Higginsville ....•. HI"';MV;U•••••. Leroy J. Shoemaker. 464 Concordia....•.. Florus Elling, Rt. 2, Concordia. Mo. 64020 ..•..•.. Concordia ....... Mount Hope ..... 476 Odessa.......... Theodore J. Hon, Sr. J. J. Johnston, 402 S. 6th St., Odessa, Mo. 64076 .. Richmond ...••••. 67 Richmond •.••••• H. Eugene Parkes ... Dallas L. Anderson, 622 East Main St., Richmond, Mo. 64086 ........••.••.•.....••.•. I Ray .•.•.•••..••. 223ICamden ..•.••••. Jack M. Horine ...... BiIly L. O'Dell, Route 2, Orrick, Mo. 64077 ..•... Ada ............. 44410rrick .......... Marvin K. McAfee .. C. A. Gooch, Rt. 2, Box 106, Orrick, Mo. 64077 ....

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Herbert A. Templeton, Arrow Rock, Mo. 66320 .. Guy F. Hays, Sr., Box 36, Gilliam, Mo. 66330 ...... Wilbur L. Hains, Rt. 2, Miami, Mo. 66344 .....•... Harry Quinley, 472 S. Lafayette. Marshall. Mo. 66340 ........•..•..••.•..•..... Barbee.••.••..•. 2171Sweet Springs ... Charles J. Crain ..... P. Wylie. 110 Patrick. Sweet Springs, Mo. 66361. . Oriental. .••••••• 618jBlackburn ...•... C. E. Sassmann ..... George W. Borchers, Blackburn. Mo. 66231 ...•... Nelllon ....••••••. 660 Nelaon .......... Lloyd R. Cort, Sr.... Everett J. Steed, Rt. 2, Nelson, Mo. 66347 ...•.....

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Secretary-Name and Address No. I Location Master 36!Boonville ..•..... Robert R. Bradshaw. Leslie L. Williamson, 202 West Spring St., Boonville, Mo. 65233 .................•....... I . Pleasant Grove . 14210tterville . Lawrence M. Lee, . Elroy A. Lemke, Smithton, Mo. 65350 . A. G. Wolfe, Rt. 3, Pilot Grove, Mo. 65276 Wm.D.Muir . 2771 Pilot Grove . . Hermann Ries . Wallace . 456 Bunceton . Porter A. Harned . John H. Scott, Bunceton, Mo. 66237 , Roy C. Smith, Prairie Home, Mo. 65068 . Prairie Home . 5031Prairie Home . A. Langendoerfer . Tom D. Markland, New Franklin, Mo. 65274 . 4 New Franklin . C. Ernest O'Dell Howard:::::: : Howard ..•...... , . Samuel P. Ayres, Jr., 100 S. Main St., Fayette..••..•.•. 471 Fayette ..•••.••. James R. N eaI. Fayette, Mo. 65248 .....•..•.................• Livingston . 51jGlaslrow " Elmer J. Chrisman, . James E. Borders, 611 Howard St., Glasgow, Mo. 66254 . Armstrong , 701 Armstronlr ...••. Sam A. young, ..... W. G. Green. Box 128. Armstrong, Mo. 65230 ,

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. Melvin B. Goe, Sr., 450 S. Allen St., Centralia, Mo. 65240 .......................•. . Andrew T. Dorsey. 1506 Lake of Woods Road, Columbia, Mo. 65201 . Ashland . 156/Ashland , Derby Harmon., . R06S N. Glascock, Box 12, Ashland, Mo. 65010 . Sturgeon . 174 Sturgeon V. B. Jennings, Jr . David C. White, Box 345, Sturgeon, Mo. 65284 . Hallsville . 336IHallsville Lynden M. Hewitt. , . Paulus E. Lawson, Rt. 8, Columbia. Mo. 65201. . Anc. Landmark •. 356 Harrisburg. . . . .. Joe E. Doup:las . Ralph G. Murray, Star Rt., Sturgeon, Mo. 65284 . Acacia , 602 Columbia. . . . . .. Bart E. Strnad, . Walter H. Baird, Box 457, Columbia, Mo. 65202 . .

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Carroll L. Byram. , .. William H. Cloud ... , Joseph Fuller....... Joe W. Bartley. . . . .. James L. Jones , S. V. Davis ,

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46jWentzville .•.... Euell J. Sweeten .... Charles F. Beger, 702 Plantmore Dr., Ferguson, Mo. 63135 .....•...•............... 241 St. Charles ...... Harold L. Thomas ... Leslie E. Koeneker, 418 McDonough. St. Charles, Mo. 63301 ......•.••.......•...... M..haniosvilie... ...Inefian.......... Hudson Fulkerson ... Charles J. Picraux, Defiance, Mo. 63341 .......... War,ren ....... 1 Pauldingville..... 11 Wright City ..... Daniel Summerlin ... Glen W. Gaskin, Route 1, Box 23, Wright City, Mo. 63390 ... , ................... Warrenton •...... 609IWarrenton ...... Calvin Niehaus ...... R. H. Redeker, Rt. 2, Warrenton, Mo. 63383 ..... Palestine..•.....

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THIRTY-FIRST DISTRICT-eHARLES S. ALCOTT, D.D.G.M., 1622 Haysellon Drive, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101 Cole .......... I Jefferson ........ .......... 1Ruesellvin........ ..•...•.•. Hickory Hill..... ........•. Centertown......

Monitean ..... Tipton.......... California. • . . . . . Moniteau........ Clarksbure .••.... Osage ......... 1 Chamois ......... " Linn............

43IJefferson ........ Paul C. Rich ........ Hugh A. Hutinger, Oakridge Drive, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101. .............•....... I ·.IRnaaellvllle...... E. Ewing Shi.'...... H.,manC. L ...en, RuesellviUe, M" " . "........ 211IEugene ......... James H. Caby ...... Jesse M. Logrbrinck, Eugene, Mo. 65032........ 611 Centertown..... James G. Bryant .... George E. Matthews, Centertown, Mo. 65023 ...... ..!TiPton.......... Hen", G. R.., ...... navid W. Fenton, Tip'on, Mo. ".81. ............ 183 California ••..... W. E. Elder.. . . . . . .. Arthur E. Wilson, 101 S. Oak St., California, Mo. 65018. . • . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 295IJamestown ...... Ralph P. McKee ..... A. E. C. Heyssel, Rt. 2, Jamestown, Mo. 65046.... 553 Clarksbur~ ...... John Sappin~ton.... Carl D. Chambers, Box 142, I Clarksburg, Mo. 65026 ........................ 186IChamois •••••••. John H. Rau ........ Joseph Kaullen, Chamois, Mo. 65024 ............ 326 Linn ............ Frank F. Jost, Jr.... Russell E. Tynes, Box 147, Linn, Mo. 66051. ......

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271New Haven..... 69ISullivan .••..••.. "Tray Snmm...... 251 Washington •.•.. 868 Robertsville..... 534 Pacific•.•••••••.

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.. . .•••. Union........... 593\Union.......... Adolf F. Ber~horn... Gasconade •••.. Hermann........ 123 Hermann....... Oscar Doll.......... ..

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Adriel L. Langendoerfer, New Haven, Mo. 63068. Glen E. Ruble, Box 228, Sullivan, Mo. 63080 ..... Melvin S. Go,don, G..y Sunmrl~ Mo............. Earl Koirtyohann, Rt. 1, Washington, Mo. 63090 Lawrence Barton, Rt. I, Robertsville, Mo. 63072 A. M. Pritchett, Sr., 520 N. 1st St., Pacific, Mo. 63069.. • . . .. .. . .. . .. .. . . . .. . . . . .. Ralph D. Clayton, Route 1, Box 76, St. Clair, Mo. 63077. . . . . • . . . . . • . . • . . . . . . . . . .. Edward H. Blake, Box 183, Union, Mo. 63084 .. W. D. Stoenner, 218 W. 6th St., Hermann, Mo. 66041. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Edmund P. Knehans, Rt. 3, Owensville, Mo. 66066.

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(a)-WAlUlEN B. MAICHEL, D.D.G.M., 407 N. 8th St., SI. Louis, Mo. 63101

Master I Secretary-Name and Address . Moritz J. Fuchs ..... Harry C. Ploetze, 5729 Lindenwood Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109 .....•..•.....•........... 91St. Louis . Robert R. Grubbs .... Russell O. Nash, 7342 Carleton Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 68180 " .• , . 91S/St. Louis . H. L. Turnbough .... George E. Lansing, 4761 Alaska Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63111 ••.•••...••.•............. I 1791St. Louis . Edward N. Crawfol'd C. Frank Vaughn, 12216 Hillcrest Place, Bridgeton, Mo. 63046 . . Elwood R. StephelUl. Clarence H. Krah, 9924 Wolff Drive, 1801St. Louis Affton, Mo. 63123 . I 2181St. Louis . Olin R. H. Schmidt .. Elmer M. Ruffin, 5855 Robert Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109 . 880 St. Louis . Robert L. Mason.... Roland E. Talmage, 955 Switzer Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63147 , . I 847ISt. Louis . Elmer A. Rohrbach .. George H. Holdsworth, 4948 Schollmeyer Ave., I St. Louis, Mo. 63109 ..•....................... 360\St. Louis . Marvin S. Wood .. '" Harlan B. Owens, 4062 Parker Avenue, . . St. Louis, Mo. 63116 . 416/St. Louis . Wtlham R. Jones .... Arthur W. Rauch, 7 Girard Dr., I Webster Groves, Mo. 68119 . 4201St. Louis . (Consolidated with Meridian No.2, 10/7/1968) 4481University City .. Charles C. Long 1. E. Gordon, 854 Revere Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63141. Arthur E. Bush, 7458 Leadale Dr., 460lSt. Louis .••..... Claude R. Spann St. Louis, Mo. 63133 ........•................. E. L. Bishop, Jr... " Wm. E. Punt, 5610 Nottingham Ave., 499 St. Louis . St. Louis, Mo. 63109 . 5201St. Louis . Rolland J. Burgess.. James E. Winterton, Jr., 6003 Mardel Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 68109 . I . 5441St. LOU18 . E. W. Whitehead .... Elmer L. Fowler, 5208 Alabama Ave., St. Louis. Mo. 63111. ..•.•..•................. I 6261St. Louis . Donald R. Heberer ... Edgar F. Witt, 6409 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63116 ...•.....••.......... I 6881St. Louis •....... Harold R Blackwood Raymond C. Scott, 6809 Lucille Ave., . St. Louis, Mo. 63136 ..•..•..••.•.............. 6521St. Louis ..•..... Paul W. Holt A. Edward Turley, 9 Holly Dr., Webster Groves, Mo. 68119., •.....•........... I 6541St. Louis •••..... Wayne O. Marsden .. Carl F. Adler, 3969 Botanical Avenue, I St. Louis, Mo. 63110 " .

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408/' Montrose . 648 Clinton .•••....• 552 ICalhoun ....••••. 2731 Osceola .....•... 3421 Roscoe ....•..... 4031Lowry City . 412\Appleton City .

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Clifford Periman Robert W. Cox Fred Dickinson Roy E. Miller G. Fred Reger J. O. Thorn John D. Benbow

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. J 06eph S. Kidwell, 610 S. Windsor St., Windsor, Mo, 65360 ..•.................•..... . Carl A. Conrad, Box 83, Montrose, Mo. 64770 ..... . Uel Lee Clary, 406 Flora Ave., Clinton, Mo. 64735. . Donald W. Brashear, Box 32, Calhoun, Mo. 65323 . Eldon Lawson, Osceola, Mo. 64776 . . Christian A. Weinlig, Roscoe, Mo. 64781. . . Perry L. Atchison, Lowry City, Mo. 64763 . . John A. Doerflinger, Rt. 3, Appleton City, Mo. 64724 , . . Kenneth L. Ingalls, Taberville, Mo. 64787 .

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162\Camdenton ... , .. 433 Macks Creek ...•. 83 Lebanon ......•. 4321 Competition ..... 528lConway ....•.... 203lBrumley . 410\'Iberia . . 376 Waynesville 3851 Richland ..•.....

Richard N. Windsor. Don Willis . James R. Engsberg .. Stanley Massey . Thomas Boatz . . Alex Robinett James Mote . Dale Summerford . Dolpha T. Carroll .

Jerry M. Eidson, Camdenton, Mo. 65020 . Roy A. True, Rt. 2, Urbana, Mo. 65767 . Howard Jones, Route I, Lebanon, Mo. 64651. . D. E. Cook, 163 N. Jackson, Lebanon, Mo. 65536 R. L. Jump, Rt. I, Box 23-B, Marshfield, Mo. 65706 Wayne Hensley, Ulman, Mo. 65083 . Berry C. Livingston, Iberia, Mo. 65045 . Leslie A. Smith, Box 53, Waynesville, Mo. 65583 . Dale Hicks. Box 306, Richland, Mo. 65556 .

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Belle............ Lane's Prairie. . .. Vienna.......... Rolla ••••.••.•••. St. James

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Belle Vichy Vienna......... Rolla .••.••••••• St. James •.•....

Carl McKinney Robert W. Heflin Isaac L. Ashby Glen P. Adams Kenneth Frey

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. Walter 1. Carr, Steelville, Mo. 65565 . Edwin Hardesty, 404 Cox Dr.• Cuba. Mo. 65453 .. . Harold Harston, 704 N. Pershing, Salem, Mo. 65660 .....•....................... . Roy D. Huse, Belle, Mo. 66013 . William S. Motl. Vichy, Mo. 65580 ..•..•......... . J. Willard Terry, Vienna, Mo. 65582 . W. C. Campbell, 203 W. 1st St., Rolla, Mo. 65401.. . Thos. T. Bohon, 116 W. Hardy St., St. James, Mo. 65559. . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . William L. Strawhun, Newburg, Mo. 65550 . Paul E. Cain, Dixon, Mo. 65459. . . . . • . . . . . . . . . .. . George G. Boren, Star Route, Sherrill, Mo. 65562..

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Secretary-Name and Address Glenn Ames, 804 S. Main St., De Soto, Mo. 63020 .. Vernon K. Abel, Box 64, Hillsboro, Mo. 63050 ..... A. W. Lashley, 400 9th St., Crystal City, Mo. 63019 Henry A. Hartoebben, 431!1 Sinwell Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63123 ......................... St. Francois ... Blackwell ........ 535lBlackwell....... F. H. Alsbllch ....... Geo. V. Welch, 302 S. 6th St., DeSoto, Mo. 63020 .. Wuhinlrton ... Tyro ............ 12 Caledonia....... J. O. Freeman ...... Frank Wright, Box 115, Caledonia, Mo. 63631 ....

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Muter W. I. McCutcheon ... Oliver D. Schnaare .. Arch McGou$!:fln ..... Otto J. Roark .......

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. William Venable Cedar. . • . • . • .. Stockton ..•...... 283IStockton .. • • • • • • ... Jerusalem ....... 3151Jerico Springs . Elwin Wilson... .. .. Jack A. Myers ..•.... 87jGreenfield Dade .•••.••.. Washington ..•.•. Garrett ..•....... Everton •••••.•.• Melville •••••••.•. Lockwood .

369IATCOla ...••..... 406 Everton •••••••.. 458 Dadeville ....•... 521 Lockwood . I

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Hermon •••...•.. ....... Lamar . .. • •••••• Milford..•....... Cedar ••••••••. Clintonville••••.•

1871Liberal.•....... 292 Lamar•.•.•...•. 516 Milford......... 4821Eldorado Springs

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Sheldon ..•••..••. Schell Cit)' ••..•.. Montevallo . Unit)'.•••....... Walker....•.....

Robert D. Irwin Roy Clements Emery D. Robinson .. Fred Bullington .....

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. 371 Sheldon 448 Schell Cit)' •.•••• 490IMontevallo....•. 495 Richards •••••••. 6051 Walker .

Ted Sheridan Gerald M. Prough Jim Reaves William J. Schulz John P. Bloesser

Archie N. Wimmer, Liberal, Mo. 64762 Kenneth M. Williams, Rt. 3, Lamar, Mo. 64759 .. Elmer L. Thomas, Milford, Mo. 64766 John F. Conway, 117 Winner Rd., El Dorado Springs, Mo. 64744 David V. Morris, 512 S. Main St., Nevada. Mo. 64772. . • . . • . . • • . • . . • . . . . . . . . . . .. H. Wesley Bell. Rt. 3. Nevada, Mo. 64772 Harold R. M08her, Schell City, Mo. 64783 Lewis Kennedy. Rt. 1, Milo, Mo. 64767 ..•..••.... C. H. Newland, Box 168. Richards, Mo. 64778 John R. Walker, Box 307, Nevada, Mo. 64772

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Sareoxle••••••••• Joplin .. : .••.•••. FellowshIp •....•. Jasper. . . .. . . . ... Carterville.....•. MineraL .....•... Webb Cit)' ......• Carl Junction.... Criterion........ La Russell.......

197ICartbage........ William C. Baker .... Eugene C. Johnson, 406 Walnut St., Apt. 14, Carthage, Mo. 64836. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 293ISarcoXle•••••••• Kenneth F.,m~ ..... Ned C. Barkley, Box 179, Sarcoxie. Mo. 64862 ..... 335 Jopl~n .......... Alf~ed R. Long ...... W. Larrance Roe, Box 43, Joplin, Mo. 64801 ..... 845 JoplIn .•..•.•... AlvlO J. Lauenel· .... Mark E. Whitaker, Box 1235, Joplin, Mo. 64802 ... 398 Jasper.. .. . . . ... Loren Grig~ ........ Walter Carter, Rt. 2, Carthage, Mo. 64836 ........ 401ICarterville...... George Hombs ....... Thomas L. Landreth, 708 E. Main St., Carterville, Mo. 64885. . • • . . . . • • . . • . • . . • . . . . .. 471 Oronogo........ George G. Brown. '" Loyd D. Sill, 219 N. Oak St., Joplin. Mo. 64801. ... 5121Webb City ....... Thomas E. Sumpter. Ralph E. Brown, 923 S. Madison, Webb City, Mo. 64870 ......................... 549/Carl Junction •••. Robert E. Lee ....... H. D. Sandy, Box 298. Carl Junction, Mo. 64834 ... 586 Alba..•.....•.•. Russell J. Schell ..... Leo C. Clarke. 2320 N. Florida Ave., Joplin, Mo. 64801. ........................... 1 5921La Russell ....... C. C. Conway ....... B. G. Campbell. Box 34, La Russell, Mo. 64848 ...

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Grandin . Hopewell ..•••.•. Barnesville ..•••.. Delphian •.••••••.

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FORTY-EIGHTH DISTRICT-FLOYD H. BUCKNER. D.D,G.M., 301 S. Main (Box 602), Desloqe, Mo. 63601

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1", Ironton •..•.... " 351IBelleview....... Marcus ..•••..... 110 Fredericktown ... Bismarck........ 41 Bismarck....... Farmington ...... 1321 Farmington .....

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154IDesIOge......... Donald F. Gibson ... , 284 Libertyville..... Raymond R. Johnson

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FIFTY·NINTH DISTRICT-DOWELL HAYS. D.D.G.M.. 1801 High Grove Road. Grandview. Mo. 64030 76\Inde p endence ... Emory C. Parks ..... M. W. Sudbrock, Box 454, Independence, Mo. 64051 ........•..•......•... 263!Lee's Summit .... Raymond A. Hetrick. J. Harvey Wilson, 104 O'Brien Rd., Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063 ................ , ..... I McDonald ........ 324IIndependence, ... Marsden E. Pence... P. R. Hall, 808 S. Park, Independence, Mo. 64052 .. Blue Springs, .... 337 Blue Springs .... D. F. Heidenreich ... George M. Hale, Sr., Rt. I, Box 26, Blue Springs, Mo. 64015 .....•................ I Raytown ......•.. 391 IRaytown ...•.... Chriss L. Green ..... H:W. Poertner, Box 9391, Raytown, Mo. 64133 .... Christian ........ 392\Oak Grove... , .. Donald E. Dennis .... Lee E. Bozarth, 111 N. Austin St., Oak Grove, Mo. 64075 ....................... , . Buckner., ....... 501IBuckner ......•. Clarence Alumbaugh. H. W. Bergschneider, Box 53, Levasy, Mo. 64066 .. Mt. Washington .. 614tndependence .... John N. Snyder ..... J. N. Johnson, 111 N. Sterling, Independence, Mo. 64054 ...........•......•.•. Grandview ....... 618 Grandview ...... Alvin E. Tisch ...... Herbert L. Bratton, 12918 Bristol Court, Grandview, Mo. 64030 ........................ I Grain Valley ..... fi44:Grain Valley .... George Clark ........ Harold R. Johnson, Rt. I, Grain Valley, Mo. 64029.

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FROM MISSOURI Grand Representative James R. Rogers ....•••.... W. G. Norman Leslie..•..... Ernesto F. J. Plaut••••..... Lee Garrett •.•..•.••..•..•. Jack Stockburger ....•...... Dr. Leo Kandel ••••.••...... Jacques Brihay •..•......... Ulysses U. Bittencourt .. '" . Valnyr Goulart Jacques .....

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A MASONIC REVIEW


A MASONIC REVIEW By BRUCE H. HUNT, P.G.M. Our review of Masonic conditions around the world the past year includes all of the jurisdictions in the United States of America, Canada and Mexico that came to our desk, as well as numerous ones from jurisdictions abroad. We have endeavored to make some comment about each one reviewed. The general state of the craft appears to us to be passing through some type of transition period in its long and illustrious history. There are areas where success is visible on every hand. There are areas where the Grand Masters admit with candor that conditions could be improved, but appear perplexed as to what should be done. We certainly offer no panacea for the manifold problems which now beset the Fraternity, which always have confronted our brethren in generations past, and probably will always be present among us. We have no doubt, in fact we have full confidence, that there is no problem so great that it cannot be solved if the minds of Masons will come together and give it their undivided attention. We are impressed with the beginning of the "Fraternal Reviews" of the Grand Lodge of Washington, when Bro. Fred Winkels states: In the marketplace the trend is to "diversify" and, in so doing, many of our large corporations and businesses have gone far afield from the endeavors and products which had brought their initial and greatest success and embarked upon dissimilar ventures, often questionable, in an insatiable desire to increase volume and, hopefully, profits as well. In many instances the products and/or services became submerged in a welter of accumulations intended to broaden the image and to enhance the standing and prestige of the original company. Not all were successful. A number of our largest corporations deemed it most advisable to continue along the lines they knew best and which had been the proven means of their growth and success. Can it be that we are attempting to apply this "thinking" of the marketplace to the government and affairs of our Craft? We find that there are those, among our membership, who believe that our Craft has attained its full potential for growth and prestige, that its Ancient Customs and Usages are now outmoded and irrelevant and, if adhered to, can only lead to an uninterested and decreasing membership and the downhill road to oblivion.

Later Brother Winkels concludes his introduction with these words: The "starry-eyed do-gooder," the irresponsible playboy type, the avid proponent of a Welfare State, the social climber, the radical political aspirant, and the "God Is Dead" group will find nothing in Freemasonry consonant with their purposes or desires. Masonry was never intended for the masses, but only for those spiritually, morally and mentally endowed to understand its age-old and time-tested principles and teachings and put them into practice. Its basic principles are as fundamental and as much in step with the present age as are those contained in the Sacred Volume of the Law which rests in an honored place upon the Altar of every regular Lodge. Instead of attempting to change the principles and procedures of Masonry, more attention should be given to putting them into practice, ever remembering


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that our Fraternity always has, always should and, I hope, always will, expound the doctrine and practice of individual responsibility. We are told what wondrous things would happen if everyone of us would do something for the welfare of someone else; but why not contemplate also the immense gain which would ensue for all if everybody would do something for himself. If we think that the image of Freemasonry is no longer appealing, that its prestige is dimmed and waning, that its principles and teachings are outmoded and no longer in step with the present, then we may well heed, and apply unto ourselves, those lines in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, wherein Cassius says, "The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in the stars, but in ourselves." From the pcn of our esteemed friend and brother, Paul W. Grossenbach, came these words in his final report to the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin upon his retiremcnt from office: A very noted Masonic speaker, from whose wntmgs I quote, once said, "I'reemasonry says to build your lives true to its teachings and in obedience to the eternal law and will of God or accept the inevitable disaster refusal would bring about." We, you and I, as individuals, not as lodges or Grand Lodges, but as individuals, must either accept this concept of ~1asonry as a governing way of life or "accept the inevitable disaster refusal would bring about." Our refusal to live, walk and act like Ma.~ons will surely weaken the structure of Masonry and its salutary influence upon world society will be lost. There are those who may differ with this concept of the purpose of Freemasonry, hut to them Masonry offers little more than the prestige of belonging and the dubious satisfaction of such social benefits which they may come by incidental to their membership in the fraternity. Social benefits and entertainments of sorts are not per sc objectionable for they do offer enjoyment of fellowship within the brotherhood, but when they become the sole and primary interest in belonging then those who follow in that way have not caught the vision of the true purpose of Masonry. \Vhen Masonry functions within the framework of the ancient charges and landmarks it endeavors to imbue into the hearts and minds of those who would seek light, the duty of being a good citizen, to work as best he can for those things he honestly believes to be of worth and value to his community, to his country and to humanity. Then the emphasis is where it belongs, upon the individual and upon his personal responsibility to society. If he accepts this responsibility then conceivably with such participation by individual Masons in their respective and separate walks of life we create a vital influencing force for the betterment of world affairs. Let us not minimize the influence we as ~fasons can exert upon world affairs. Borrowing from an anonymous Masonic writer, I quote "As a stone cast into the placid surface of a body of water disturbs the waters in constantly widening circles, so the influence of one good man, bravely living up to the principles he has learned in Masonry, may extend in widening circles touching the lives of scores and even hundreds of men and women of whose very existence he may be wholly unaware."

BICENTENNIAL VIRGINIA: The Grand Lodge of Virginia will observe its 200th anniversary in just tcn ycars. The Grand :Master makes the following comments about plans for it: The 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Grand Lodge of Virginia will be


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celebrated in 1978, just ten years hence. In order to have a proper celebration of this important milestone in our history it will be necessary that we begin our preparations long in advance of the actual celebration. One of our needs will be for funds to finance such a celebration and to pay for the things which Grand Lodge may approve. I therefore, recommend that an assessment of 25 cents per member be placed in effect beginning with the annual returns for 1968 and running for the ten years next following.

BIG BROTHER LODGES ARIZONA: The Grand Master of Arizona observed that in his opInIOn the larger lodges could play the part of "big brother," and assist in the formation of new lodges from their own membership. The advantages of smaller lodges as opposed to larger lodges has long been a subject for serious discussion. The larger lodges are quite often the most influential, and are in a position to put down any effort made to reduce the size of lodges and form new ones. The Grand Master said: It is apparent to this Grand Master that we need more smaller lodges, especially in the larger communities. Here is where the larger and more prosperous lodges can render a valuable service to Arizona Masonry. They can actively promote the beginning of a new Lodge from their own membership, and if necessary, help in the financing of the early life of a new lodge. Arizona Lodge No.2 is a perfect example of bestowing Masonic and Brotherly love upon a small group who formed the now very successful Harmony Lodge No. 57. Considerable interest is now generated in the Lake Havasu City area, Riveria City near Bull Head, and at Gila Bend, for the formation of new Masonic lodges, and in due time, we feel that these efforts will succeed. The lodges at Kingman, Parker and Ajo are encouraged to give support to these efforts, acting the part of a Big Brother, which they have already started to do.

SOUTH DAKOTA: In the same general category as Big Brother Lodges, we find similar thoughts being expressed in South Dakota: We are experiencing changing conditions in Masonry. Lodges in the smaller towns are closing and leaving gaps in our Masonic system. As the population shifts, more and more, to the larger towns and cities, we should recognize that the concentration of our Masonic members and potential members is also shifting to these same areas. Not only should we be ready to charter new lodges in these more populated areas, but we should go out of our way to encourage this practice. There is a tendency for some lodges to increase in membership to the point where they have too many members for practical purposes. They tend to increase to such a point where too few ever have an opportunity to become involved in the active work of the lodge. It is my belief that no lodge should have over 400 members and when that number is reached, a new lodge should be chartered under the supervision of the existing lodge or lodges.

BROTHERHOOD CONNECTICUT: We find interesting the first report of the Brotherhood Committee of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut: The Brotherhood Committee in the first year of its existence is pleased to report a busy and productive year. The committee has had many meetings with


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similar committees of the Knights of Columbus, B'nai B'rith, and the Prince Hall Affiliates to discuss and plan ways and means whereby we can make our communities healthier, better, and safer places in which to live. The growing disrespect for law and order prompted the projects committee of the Brotherhood in Action Committee to develop Programs of Law Enforcement, and Police Appreciation. The ever-rising need for continued research to conquer dread disease has been recognized and many of our lodges have combined with other fraternal organizations in raising funds for these laudable purposes. Combined blood banks have been organized around the state and these of course are filling a very vital need. We have felt that the general public, the great majority of whom are people of high moral standing would be encouraged to rally to the support of the community improvement projects of the Brotherhood in Action Committee if they knew and understood what was taking place. To make this possible we arranged for four telecasts over 'VNHC-TV Channel 8. In addition spot radio announcements were broadcast on practically all Connecticut Radio Stations. A Speakers' Bureau has been organized and men from each of the organizations are available to deliver the Brotherhood in Action message to any organization requiring their services. Several members of the Grand Lodge family have been called on during the year to speak at meetings sponsored by Knights of Columbus, B'nai B'rith, Catholic Women's Organizations, and young people's groups. The first of a series of county meetings with the heads of all participating bodies was held at the Campus of Fairfield University on March 30. Over 115 presiding officers attended this meeting and laid plans for Brotherhood projects in their respective communities. The joint efforts of this committee resulted in tpe sponsorship of an Essay Contest for the young people of our state on the subject-"What Brotherhood Means to Me." The four winners of this contest received their award at a Brotherhood Service in Rudolph Sholom Synagogue, Bridgeport at which time a plaque was also presented to WI\'HC-TV honoring them for their efforts and cooperation. The speaker that evening, Father William McGinniss, president of Fairfield University, perhaps summed up the entire Brotherhood program by explaining that Brotherhood does not mean that we imitate or pattern ourselves after our neighbor. That differences will arise between our neighbor and ourselves but that Brotherhood is the ability to look at our neighbor and see reflected in him the image of Almighty God.

CHARITY From the Grand Lodge of Alabama we see Masonic Charity at work in the real old-fashioned way: RELIEF FOR

ITALIAN BRETHREN

Early in December we received a letter of distress from the Grand Lodge of Italy, followed closely by an appeal transmitted through The Masonic Service Association. The devastating floods that hit the City of Florence (Firenze) on November 4 did extensive damage to the temples of the 11 regular Lodges located there, and hundreds of Masons who had their small shops, offices and businesses as well as their homes in the area suffered from the inundation of the flood waters and either experienced tremendous losses or were entirely wiped out and left with nothing. The appeal was most touching and I elected to call on our Committee on Work Members to work through the lecturers and assistant lecturers to make a direct appeal to lodge and conference assemblies. Thus far we have received and trans-


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mitted $375 to the Grand Lodge of Italy in this behalf. We wish it might have been more, and we do want to help our brethren in distress.

ARIZONA: The Grand Lodge of Arizona also participated in the Italian Relief program in response to a call from the Masonic Service Association: On December 12, 1966, I received a letter from the Masonic Service Association of the United States, relating the disaster which befell the brethren of Florence, Italy. We all have read in the newspapers of the flood waters, and a virtual flood of mud, which had invaded the homes, businesses, and offices, causing untold damage and heartaches. All this was confirmed by the Grand Master of the Orient of Italy. On the 20th of December, 1966, I mailed a letter to our Lodges, explaining the above, and can now report to you that contributions in the amount of $1,097.10 have been received and forwarded. Also, the Grand Lodge Board of Trustees voted an additional $500, making a sizeable and very wonderful contribution from the Masons of Arizona. Once again, Arizona Masons have heeded the call for assistance, and this office is very grateful for your considerations.

ARKANSAS: The Grand Lodge of Arkansas also participated in the Italian Relief call issued by the Masonic Service Association to the extent of $350. However, this amount was not subscribed through the constituent lodges, but was sent directly from the Grand Lodge office as a single contribution from the Grand Lodge. DELAWARE: The Grand Lodge of Delaware contributed the sum of $600 to Italian Flood Relief in response to a call from the Masonic Service Association. This was from the treasury of the Grand Lodge. IOWA: The Grand Lodge of Iowa sent from the Grand Master's emergency fund the sum of $500 to assist in the Italian Flood Relief in response to a call made by the Masonic Service Association. Dr. Umberto Genova, Grand Secretary, expressed the grateful thanks for the Italian brethren. CONTRIBUTIONS AND BEQUESTS

COLORADO: The Grand Lodge of Colorado has a "Committee on Contributions and Bequests." This seems to us to be a very important and worthwhile committee at the present time. The committee reported in part as follows: The Internal Revenue Department of the United States continues to investigate various charitable funds to determine whether or not these funds are taxable, we must continue to be ever watchful in the use of these funds, unless used and used correctly they might be taxable, and yet for years it has been the purpose of building up these funds for the emergency that now exists. While the amendments aforesaid arc very good and will help the situation your committee cannot help but advise you that it has been repeatedly held by the courts and the Internal Revenue Service acting under the courts decisions, that the intention Of the donor governs as to the use of these funds in determining whether or not they become a part of a taxable estate. It therefore is very important that the wording of the will shows that it is the intention of the donor that the funds thus given, were for charitable, educational, scientific and or religious purposes or for anyone of such purposes, before they will declare the same as not taxable, it is further of great importance that if the gift is for educational or scientific purposes that no limitation be placed upon


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the same that might be considered in violation of the Civil Rights by reason of limitation to Race, Color or Religion, for without this broad coverage, it might become a taxable item and the very purpose of the donor might be destroyed.

NORTH CAROLINA: The Grand Lodge of North Carolina contributed $500 to Italian Flood Relief. TEXAS: The Grand Master of Texas sent $250 to assist with the Italian Flood Relief. WASHINGTON: The Grand Lodge of Washington sent the sum of $200 to assist in the Italian Flood Relief. It should be noted that while we have entered specifically certain contributions to the Italian Flood Relief, and not others which may not have come directly to our attention, it was merely to show that Masonic Charity is not confined to any particular jurisdiction or locality, but is broad in scope. Masonic Charity is alive and active and we intend no offense to those jurisdictions and organizations which contributed to this specific cause by not mentioning their gifts by name. The Masonic Service Association of the United States deserves credit for the splendid work of handling these many contributions. MONTANA: The Grand Lodge of Montana also participated in the call for Relief to our Italian brethren: During the past year we received an appeal for funds, through the Masonic Service Association, to aid the Masons of Florence, Italy, who had suffered great loss due to a flood. The Disaster Committee met and allotted the sum of $200 from the fund for that purpose. The establishment of the Disaster Fund for the Grand Lodge of Montana has proved to be a very beneficial thing to the relief of distress and suffering without recourse to a solicitation of our membership. \Ve are indebted to M.W. Bro. Frank E. Van Demark for his foresight.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire also participated in the Italian Flood Relief program when advised by the Masonic Service Association: During the year our Grand Lodge made a $500 contribution thru the :\fasonic Service Association to the Fraternity in Italy who were visited by horrifying floods which did unbelievable damage in Florence. This was but a token of our sympathy and a signifying of our Brotherly Love and Affection for them.

OHIO: The Grand Lodge of Ohio responded to a call for assistance to I talian brethren: The Grand Lodge of Ohio received through the Masonic Service Association an <.ppeal for help from the Masonic Brethren of the Grand Lodge Oriente of Italy, because of a devastating flood there early in the year. A check for $1,000 was sent for help in the relief and distress of Italian Masonry.

The report of the Relief Committee to the Grand Lodge of Ohio contained the following: The Committee on Relief is pleased to submit herewith its annual report together with the statistical computations. The report is for the year ended November 30, 1966. These reports are received from the District Deputy Grand Masters


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and pertain to the lodges they inspected during 1967. Reports were received from 551 lodges with 69 lodges not showing any contrihutions.

• • • Contributions totaling $224,899.99 were made by 482 lodges. Of this total $74,051.26 was for individual members; $127,771.73 was for other Masonic purposes and $23,077 was contributed to non-Masonic benevolences. In percentages the above figures are 32 per cent, 57 per cent and II per cent respectively. Contrary to some beliefs, the ~fasonic Fraternity is not a charitable organization and the Grand Lodge of Ohio does not have a relief fund. Destitute members should look to their individual lodges for relief after they have exhausted all other means of obtaining financial or other assistance.

COMMERCIAL USE OF MASONIC EMBLEM OREGON: The Grand Lodge of Oregon experienced a problem similar to that occurring in 1\fissouri some years ago. It became necessary to rule against the use of a Masonic Emblem in a 1\Jemorial Garden: I received in inquiry from Glenn Ratcliff, Worshipful Master of Bend Lodge No. 139, A.F. & A.~f., dated August 30, 1966, regarding the dedication, by the lodge, of a stone altar with a Masonic emblem engraved on its face and a replica of the open Bible on top. The altar was in Deschutes Memorial Gardens, a privately owned cemetery. Because of the commercial nature of the enterprise, the Worshipful Master requested guidance. I replied as follows: "Page 126, Standard Manual of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Oregon states in part, 'Cornerstones may be laid by the Masonic Fraternity only for acknowledged public structures, churches or school, or buildings which are to be used for Masonic purposes. . . : The instructions on Page 135 imply that the same conditions apply to dedications. Please see Sec. 302 (5) regarding use of Masonic name, or emblem for advertising any enterprise conducted for profit and paragraph 7, regarding the use of the Masonic name, emblems or devices for purposes of advertisement, except for legitimate and recognized Masonic activities. While we could not file charges for unmasonic conduct against one who is not a member of the Craft, I believe that the meaning in both the Manual and the Code is clear, and it would not be proper for a Masonic lodge to participate in a dedication of this kind:'

CONCURRENT JURISDICTION We have heard many comments, mostly favorable, on the subject of statewide concurrent jurisdiction. This method has been tried and is being used in several jurisdictions with reported success. It has many advantages. INDIANA: A special committee appointed to study statewide concurrent jurisdiction in Indiana reported, and requested more time to obtain additional information from the secretaries of suhordinate lodges in that jurisdiction before making a recommendation. The following is a portion of that report: I. We have written to every Jurisdiction in the United States in an effort to determine which of these Jurisdictions have adopted statewide concurrent jurisdiction.


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Reports have been received from every Grand Lodge except the State of Washington. Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey and Wisconsin have reported that they have adopted statewide concurrent jurisdiction. 2. We have directed letters to the five states mentioned in Number 1 above asking for an outline of the problems with which they were confronted in connection with, and after, the adoption of statewide concurrent jurisdiction. Our reports from these Jurisdictions indicate the following important items: a. It was feared that adoption of statewide concurrent jurisdiction would injure small lodges. This has not been the case. b. Some large lodges feared that they would lose members to smaller lodges. There has not been a trend in this direction. c. It was feared that unworthy men would petition for the degrees in other communities where there would be less likelihood of learning of their unworthiness. Investigation techniques incorporated by the several Grand Lodges using statewide concurrent jurisdiction have provided sufficient safeguards with respect to this matter. In fact, there seems to have been negligible activity of this area as most cases involve petitioners who desire to affiliate with a lodge usually just outside of their home town jurisdiction because of family tics, employment in the adjacent city or community where friends and co-workers reside, or, because roads and highways make the adjacent lodge more accessable even though the mileage involved might be slightly greater. d. Some worthy petitioners, when confronted with the somewhat cumbersome machinery involved with respect to requests for waiver of jurisdiction, have lost interest in pursuing their request for membership.

CORNERSTONE-DEDICATION ARIZONA: While the trend in many instances seems to be away from the time honored laying of the cornerstone at the proper time in the erection of a building, there is a strong feeling that we should not make a farce of the ceremony. On more than one occasion a Grand Master has refused to lay a cornerstone of some public building after the structure had been completed. Many others have laid cornerstones on the day of dedication. Arizona may have an answer to this problem. It adopted a resolution to make the two ceremonies one. There is now a combined ceremony of cornerstone laying and Masonic Hall Dedication. It appears to be simply the two ceremonies printed together, with suitable connecting phrases between the two. NEW MEXICO: The Grand Master of New Mexico reported the following action: In connection with the cornerstone laying for the new High School building of Silver Consolidated School District on December 4, 1966, I personally purchased advertising space used three days prior to the ceremony to explain Freemasonry and its relationship to such ceremony. Because this action on my part is without precedent, I feel that it is important to report it to the Grand Lodge for evaluation.

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Freemasonry, we do not believe such action should be established as a precedent in the future by any Grand Master, other Grand Lodge officer, or any officer or member of a constituent lodge.

CORNERSTON&---CASKETS WEST VIRGINIA: The Grand Lodge of West Virginia claims legal title to any and all cornerstone "boxes" or more appropriately, "caskets." The following is an interesting account of one such incident: CORNERSTONE CASKETS

On the first Independence Day of this century Guly 4, 1900) this Grand Lodge laid the cornerstone of the State Capitol Annex in the City of Charleston. The minutes of the Special Communication held on that occasion are printed in the volume of our Proceedings for that year. For many years the structure served various departments of the state government and was finally sold to the Kanawha County Public Library. In 1965 the site was sold to a local bank as the location for a new office building and banking quarters, with the intention that the old structure would be razed. It is clear from our ritual as well as the Laws of Masonry that our Grand Lodge in performing the ceremony of laying a cornerstone does not lose legal title to the casket and its contents. They are simply deposited in the stone for the purposes set forth in our ritual, and when the structure is razed the Grand Lodge is entitled to recover them and place them in its museum. In such instances we take it to be the duty of the Grand Master, as the chief executive officer of the Grand Lodge, to take such steps in Masonic and civil law as may be necessary to recover such property of the Grand Lodge. Fortunately in this instance the executives of the library and the local bank were members of the Craft, and no substantial difficulty was entered in recovering the contents of the casket and placing them in the museum of the Grand Lodge adjacent to the quarters of the Grand Secretary. Included in the memorablia was a copy of an early Charleston telephone directory warning against the dangers of electrical shock in the use of telephones! We invite the attention of Grand Lodge to our action in this instance because the accelerating pace of urban redevelopment will no doubt result in the demolition of many cornerstones laid by the Fraternity, and care should be taken to recover and preserve these historic records. The masters and wardens of the particular lodges should be alert in their respective territorial jurisdictions and advise the Grand Secretary in advance so that steps may be taken in time to preserve these evidences of our historic past.

CORNERSTONE LAYING REFUSED WYOMING: The Grand Master of Wyoming refused to lay the cornerstone for a Shrine Club: 1. Question: Can the Grand Lodge of Wyoming lay the cornerstone for a new Shrine Club Building? Shortly after assuming the office of Grand Master, a request was made by telephone for the Grand Lodge to lay the cornerstone for a new Shrine Club Building in a neighboring town. Having just laid the cornerstone for a new church in Powell, it was fresh in mind that according to the language of the Ceremony, the building could be classed as one for "Masonic Uses," and gave consent. Shortly thereafter, some doubt arose as to whether or not the building qualified under "Masonic Uses" and after reference to Section 130 of the Wyoming


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Code, which states "the Grand Master shall have the power (k) in person or by deputy to institute and constitute lodges, dedicate Masonic Halls, lay cornerstones of Masonic halls, churches, public buildings, memorials, and none other." Decision: With reluctance, the Grand Master felt obliged to withdraw his former approval and deny the request.

CUBA The true status of Cuban Freemasonry has been the subject of much controversy. Regardless of the position any individual or any Grand Lodge may hold, none can dispute the fact that the Grand Lodge of Florida has gone above and beyond the normal call of Masonic duty to see that any and all properly vouched for Cuban brethren were extended the hand of brotherly love. The Masonic world was advised nearly two years ago that Dr. Juan Jose Tarajano relinquished the gavel he maintained was properly that of the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Cuba in exile. His official act was reported by M.W. Bro. William S. Christian to the Grand Lodge of Florida in great detail. The following is but a small portion of that comprehensive and interesting report: On December 20, 1966, :\I.'V. Brother Tarajano announced to the Masonic world that effective December 31, 1966, he would relinquish the powers and prerogatives invested in him as the last duly elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Cuha and that the Grand Lodge of Cuba would enter a period of complete recess. He expressed his thanks and gratitude to North American Freemasonry for their generosity and understanding, and because of the support of many of the Grand Jurisdictions, he was able to discharge his obligations. He announced that he stands ready and able to render to all regular Grand Jurisdictions any assistance they may request in connection with Cuban Freemasonry and individual Cuban Freemasons. This committee cannot express in words their respect, admiration, and appreciation for such a man and brother as Grand Master Tarajano. The office space occupied by Grand Master Tarajano has been vacated and the telephone service discontinued. On December 31, 1966, Grand Master Tarajano wrote a letter of transmittal to Grand Master Hollis of the circular he sent out to the :\1asonic world. In this letter he expressed his deep appreciation for all the aid and assistance that the Grand Lodge of Florida had rendered to him which enabled him to carryon his patriotic and fraternal endeavors in the Grand Jurisdiction of Florida. A copy of this letter is attached. Also on December 31, 1966, Grand Master Tarajano turned over to the chairman of this committee, the Great Seal of the Grand Lodge of Cuba, with the request that it be transmitted to the Grand Lodge of Florida for safekeeping until Freemasonry is once more resumed in Cuba. When he personally delivered the Seal to the chairman of this committee, he advised that he was gathering together the Records of the Grand Lodge of Cuba In Exile and he would request that they be kept by the Grand Lodge of Florida until Freemasonry once more is resumed in Cuba. He also stated that the Grand Master's Jewel would be entrusted to us for safekeeping. NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire continues to recognize the Grand Lodge of Cuba in Cuba: GRAND LODGE OF CUBA

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Lodge of Cuba in Havana, which was instituted in 1859. In this Jurisdiction there are more than 29,000 Masonic brethren, members of 337 Constituent lodges.

The report continues with a discussion of related conditions both within and without Cuba, and concludes with the following statement: Your Committee on Fraternal Recognition believes that the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire has been correct in maintaining its fraternal relationship with the Grand Lodge of Cuba, located in Havana, and recommends that such recognition be continued.

NEW MEXICO: The Grand Lodge of New Mexico also believes that recognition should be extended only to the Grand Lodge of Cuba (in Cuba): GRAND LODGE OF CUBA IN CUBA

Thirty-eight United States Grand Lodges still recognize this Grand Lodge. Your Committee believes that of the some 30,000 Masons in Cuba, undoubtedly many and possibly most are genuine Masons at heart and deserve every consideration. The Commission on Information for Recognition of the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America received information indicating that the Grand Lodge of Cuba, in Cuba, is still working and that the Grand Lodge is occupying the same quarters. Annual Communications have been held each year with election of officers and Grand Master Francisco M. Condom Cestino is serving his second term. Past Grand Master Juan Jose Tarajano, who left Cuba and fled to Florida, relinquished his powers and prerogatives (which we believe he did not possess) on December 31, 1966. The Senior Grand Warden, who remained in Cuba, carried on until a new Grand ~1aster was elected. Since Past Grand Master Tarajano quit, a Committee on Avouchment of the Grand Lodge of Florida is continuing its work, however, your committee does not feel that we should accept a Grand Lodge of Florida avouchment of a Cuban Mason for purposes of visitation and/or affiliation. We believe that Cuban Masons presenting a current dues card, from a Cuban Lodge, should enjoy the same rights and privileges as would any Mason from any other recognized Grand Lodge.

SOUTH CAROLINA: The Grand l\Iaster of South Carolina made it possible for a dimitted member of a Cuban Lodge to become a member of a South Carolina Lodge: Bro. Orlando C. )'1artinez Suarez presented a Demit to Union Kilwinning Lodge No.4 and signed an application for affiliation in January, 1967. The Demit had been issued by Guaicanamar Lodge, Regia, Habana, Cuba. Knowing that the Grand Lodge of South Carolina had severed fraternal rclations with the Grand Lodge of Cuba, Union Kilwinning Lodge asked if they could affiliate Brother Suarez. It was my opinion that the Brother's application, together with such proof as he possessed proving his regularity as a Master Mason, should be accepted by Union Kilwinning Lodge, and if elected after due investigation, he was then to be re-obligated in each of the three degrees to heal the irregularity involved.

DEMOLAY The Order of DeMolay for Boys continues to occupy a place of prominence in the minds and hearts of brethren around the world. The reasons vary from committee to committee as to how and why we should sponsor chapters


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of DeMolay, but regardless of the written or spoken reasons none can deny the desirability of helping our youth to obtain a better start on a worthwhile life. To our mind we should help DeMolay because we believe in its principles and the vast amount of good it can and is doing for young men. It somehow does not seem appropriate to us to tell our lodge brethren that they are helping prepare boys for membership in Freemasonry when they sponsor a DeMolay Chapter. Let us "grind our axe" elsewhere! Let us help DeMolay because we want to be of service to mankind, by helping young men! ARIZONA: The Grand Lodge of Arizona appropriated $1,000 for DeMolay to be expended by the Grand Master. The Grand Committee on DeMolay appears to function quite well and made a good report of its activities. In closing the committee reported a portion of a letter written by the Grand Master to his subordinate lodges: "It is the hope of this Grand Master, that those Lodges who do not sponsor a chapter of DeMolay, will look into the possibility of doing so. This is a wonderful youth work, and is deserving of the time and efforts necessary for its promotion. The results obtained by a faithful attention to the welfare of your youth can be very rewarding. Remember, we are builders in the moral sense, and these young men are the bricks and mortar with which we can build a stronger Masonic edifice:'

ILLINOIS: The following account of DeMolay members' participation in the beginning of the Sesquicentennial of the Grand Lodge of Indiana is inspirational to say the least: The Grand Master then admitted W. Bro. James W. Ballard, Executive Secretary of the Indiana DeMolay Foundation, with a delegation of seven members of the Order of DeMolay headed by Randall A. Byal, State Master Councilor. The young men presented to the Grand Master the following items purchased through donations by individual DeMolay members as a gift to the Grand Lodge of Indiana at the opening of its Sesquicentennial year: A Grand Lodge ceremonial banner, altar cover and cushion for the Volume of Sacred Law, decorative covers for the tables of the Grand Master, the Grand Treasurer and the Grand Secretary, and emblematic hangings for the Wardens' pedestals. The gift was accepted with words of sincere appreciation by the Grand Master, and greeted with prolonged applause by the brethren.

MAINE: The Grand Master of Maine spoke frankly about the Order of DeMolay for Boys in the State of Maine: On paper, the Order of DeMolay appears to be a strong and active organization. But, in my opinion, DeMolay is not all it can and should be in this state. We are too prone to talk in terms of numbers. We boast of the number of chapters organized and to be organized. lVe pridefully point to the number of young men who have been and are now members of the Order. We are overly impressed with quantity. It is well enough to launch new chapters with enthusiasm, but to insure progress and growth, to assure a strong active chapter requires good men to guide. In this, we are remiss. We as Masons subscribe to certain principles which teach the importance of maintaining high moral standards, devotion to religious principles, patriotism and obedience to constituted authority. What men are better qualified to take an active


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part in the guidance of young men? We should attend chapter meetings occasionally, we should serve on chapter committees and make ourselves available to serve in advisory capacities. The young men have the interest, energy and drive and, properly directed, can have a tremendous influence for good in the community. You and I as Masons, if we would so commit ourselves, can have a hand in shaping the future of our communities through our work with the young men in DeMolay. Think on these things, my brethren, for it has been written, "The destiny of any nation at any given time depends upon the opinions of its young men under five and twenty." GOETHE

OKLAHOMA: The Grand Master of Oklahoma is a staunch supporter of DeMolay: It has been my pleasure and honor to be closely associated with the Order of DeMolay for many years. During my term as Grand Master many events took place involving Oklahoma DeMolays in which I was proud to have some part. The other Grand Lodge line officers and I backed Bro. Carley Bryant, Executive Officer for DeMolay in Oklahoma (a gentleman that I have truly enjoyed being associated with), in writing and publishing a pamphlet, "Freemasonry and DeMolay-What DeMolays Should Know About Freemasonry in Oklahoma." Three important firsts took place in 1967. On November II, 1967 for the first time in the history of this Grand Lodge and, as far as I know, for the first time in any Grand Jurisdiction, DeMolays performed in a Masonic ceremony. I was assisted by three DeMolays in presenting a 50-year pin at the District Meeting at Alva. Earlier that day we had another first when the DeMolays took part in the cornerstone laying at Chandler. On the evening of September 29, 1967 at the District Meeting at Konawa, for the first time in Oklahoma, the DeMolay Father's Degree was conferred. I was honored to be the candidate on this historic occasion. On October 15, 1967 my wife and I attended the banquet at the DeMolay Conclave but because of Brother Osborn's death I was unable to attend the rest of the meetings. On January 13, 1968 it was my pleasure to be present in Guthrie at the Annual Grand Master's Class, where I witnessed a fine group of young Oklahomans become DeMolays, the leaders of the future.

VIRGINIA: The Grand Master of Virginia comments favorably on Youth Activities: Your Grand Master has observed over the years the accent placed on our support of the DeMolay and Job's Daughters and heartily concurs in the emphasis so placed. Both are fine organizations and have lofty ideals for our children but when they reach the age of graduation, so to speak, from these orders our concern begins to wane. Speaking of DeMolay, we take a great interest in the young boys of this Order because in youth they are not our competitors. However, when as young men they receive the degrees in Masonry we do little or nothing to encourage them and they promptly lose the vision of our Institution which we presented to them when they were youngsters of tender years. Of course, there are exceptions, but when we view the country as a whole such is the indictment against us. Statistical data has been compiled which indicates that if you arc over 28 years of age, you are in the older half of the popUlation of the United States. Just look around this lodge room today. How many of you Brethren are under 28 years of age? Does not this representation give you the answer to some of our Masonic problems?


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Why we're an organization of old men and we need the virility of youth to plough deep the furrows of Masonic perpetuation. I am conscious of the fact that the candle grows dim for me and I see others here today whose fire does not burn with the brilliance of years gone by. If we do not have the infusion of youth in our Fraternity and their active participation in our lodges, the picture of the future is one of drab appearance. 'Ve must awaken from our slumbers and incite the ardor of our young Masons. WYOMING: The Grand Lodge of Wyoming voted to amend its petition for the degrees to include pertinent information about whether or not the petitioner had been a DeMolay: The questions added would be: 1. Were you ever a member of the International Order of DeMolay? 2. Are you now a Senior DeMolay? This infonnation is to be forwarded to the Grand Secretary with the Annual Returns.

DOCTRINE OF PERFECT YOUTH VIRGINIA: The Grand Lodge of Virginia adopted the following: Though the special committee appointed to study the matter of the advancement of maimed candidates did not report, we heard from its chairman and our committee recommends that the Grand Lodge approve the advancement of candidates who have been maimed or dismembered after initiation. It is further recommended that this ruling be made retroactive to include such candidates previously barred from advancement because of such maiming or dismemberment.

DUES AND FEES TENNESSEE: The following analysis of dues and fees in the Grand Lodge of Tennessee are most interesting. The Grand Lodge also increased the minimum fees to $45.00. This will effect only 73 lodges, but will raise the average. FEES AND DUES

Many lodges are taking steps to balance their budget by raising dues and fees, so the amount received from dues will take care of their expenditures. This is as it should be. No lodge should depend on fees for degrees to pay expenses. The tables below are interesting: 2 9 92 1 33 2 13 1 32 30 5

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EASTERN STAR ALTAR MAY NOT BE USED MONTANA: The Grand Master of Montana ruled that an Eastern Star Altar would not be suitable for regular use by a Masonic lodge in that jurisdiction: I received a request from the secretary of the Eastern Star Chapter at Broadus for an opinion as to whether or not a Masonic lodge could use an Eastern Star altar in the lodge ceremonies. Investigation revealed that the altar was to be given as a memorial to the deceased husband of the donor and was pentagonal in shape with lighted panels displaying the emblems of the O.E.S. I advised the secretary that in view of the shape of the altar and its symbols it would not be acceptable for use by a Masonic lodge.

EDUCATION CALIFORNIA: The Grand Lodge of California approached the matter of assisting in the field of education from a different point of view. It is the thinking that the l\fasonic clubhouse at Berkeley and Westwood should be g-iven up: The termination of the clubhouse program will leave Grand Lodge without any activity in behalf of the young people of college age. The second phase of our study has therefore concerned itself with the best possible program we can devise for the assistance of students. The committee sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals came to the conclusion that probably close to half of all high school students should be given some kind of vocational education, whereas only 13 percent are at present. They recommend that the range of courses should be broadened, classifying such courses as follows: "Occupational education-training for the simpler jobs such as food service, nurse's aide, gardener, furniture repairman. These jobs, says the committee, will increase in number despite automation and so offer the best hope for young people with limited ability. "Traditional vocational education-training for jobs in agriculture, business, trade, home economics. These include jobs as auto mechanic, appliance repairman, sales clerk and office machine operator. "Technical education-training for such jobs as draftsman, computer systems programer, tool and die technician, technical writer, dental hygienist. These jobs would in most cases probably require one or two years of post-high school training." Other authorities have declared that the greatest need in the educational picture is more vocational and trade schools. A disproportionate amount of attention has been focused on the young man and woman of exceptional ability, the "Grade A" student. College courses generally are designed with such students in mind, and scholarships are provided so that in cases of need the gifted young person will obtain the needed education. It would seem that no one cares about the mechanical or average student. We have forgotten that "a good plumber is better than a poor philosopher." Another point to be considered is that those who decide to acquire skills in the


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vocations and trades often come from disadvantaged families and are therefore in greater need of financial help than those who pursue the liberal arts and sciences. They also may look forward to profitable employment so that it is the belief of the committee that there is no need to make outright gifts to such students, but only to advance them needed funds on a loan basis to be repaid in easy installments when employment is obtained. We believe this is in the best tradition of America and the Fraternity. The committee favors the establishment of loan fund~ for the assistance of students interested in vocations and trades. We should remember that our Fraternity sprang from an operative art. Our founding fathers were the skilled mechanics of their day. They had gone through a period of apprenticeship and training. They had mastered the secrets of their day. They had the proficiency which today would be taught in a vocational or trade school. It therefore seems fitting and proper that we as Masons should encourage young people to become the Master Masons of the twentieth century in vastly more sophisticated fields. Individual loans need not be large in size. The rather sparse funds available for this purpose are usually in amounts from $25.00 to $300 per year. A more realistic basis might range from $100 to $1,000 per year. In speaking of vocational and trade schools we do not refer to commercial trade schools but to some sector of the public school system. They are operated by high schools or junior or city colleges. Such schools have departments aware of the financial problems of the students, and this information should be sought out and used when the Grand Lodge program is instituted. However, we do not think that the selection of applicants should be left entirely to school officials. We have Masons in all parts of the jurisdiction and with a little organization, they can he put in a position to screen the recommendations of school authorities.

COLORADO: The Grand Lodge of Colorado established a Scholarship Committee: 11. Grand Lodge Scholarship Committee: This committee shall consist of five members to be appointed originally by the Grand Master for terms of one, two, three, four and five years respectively. Thereafter, as the term of a member expires, his successor shall be appointed for a term of five years by the then incumbent Grand Master. Any vacancy in the committee shall be filled by appointment by the then incumbent Grand Master for the unexpired term. Any member may be removed by the Grand Lodge or Grand Master. It shall be the duty of this committee to formulate each year a plan for the awarding of scholarships to worthy graduates of public high schools in Colorado who desire to attend institutions of higher learning or trade or business schools in this state. The committee shall determine each year the method of awarding such scholarships, the number and distribution thereof throughout the state, and such other matters as the committee may deem pertinent. The committee shall select and designate the beneficiaries of such scholarships and the sum awarded to each. The total amount of scholarships awarded in any year shall not exceed the amount appropriated for such year by the Trustees Benevolent Funds as provided in Sec. 40 hereof. The committee shall furnish said Trustees with a list of such beneficiaries, including their names and addresses, the names and addresses of the institutions they desire to attend, and the amount awarded to each beneficiary, and said Trustees shall then make payments to or for the use of such beneficiaries according to such list.

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and girls over the state, that needed financial help to get their college education, grew the Masonic Home Educational Foundation. This is the culmination of a dream which had its beginning in 1941, at which time the Educational Fund was started at the home for children of the Home who graduated from high school and wanted to further their education. It was hoped that this fund would give a college education to the children of the Home, and then grow large enough so we could help the sons and daughters of Masons who needed help for their education. This dream has partly been fulfilled and with the help of the Masons of this state, this fund must grow large enough that we will be able to help any boy or girl in the state to further his education that needs our help. Our original hopes have been reached, now we hope to build the endowment to where we can realize our ambitions for this fund. We set our goal at $1,000,000. I can proudly say we are almost half way and by the help and support of the Masons will soon reach our goal, and by so doing we will be able to fulfill the ambitions we have for this fund. The Grand Lodge also plans to make available to TV stations a tape on Freemasonry: Your Committee on Masonic Education approves that portion of the Grand Master's Address which was referred to it, and expresses its appreciation to the Grand Master for his enthusiastic support of the Program on Masonic Education. The report of the committee WAS ADOPTED. Your committee recommends that a subcommittee of the Masonic Education Committee be appointed to implement the recommendation of the Grand Lodge that a TV tape on Masonic Education be made available to TV stations of the state. Such a tape would be approved by Grand Master and Masonic Education Committee before release to the public. Amended to provide for the completion of the program by the 1968 Grand Lodge Session.

EMPLOYMENT BUREAUS Many jurisdictions when employment bureaus have been active have found that the support of such facilities are now quite expensive. CALIFORNIA: The Grand Master of California was authorized by his Board of Control to discontinue Employment Bureaus, if in his judgment such action became necessary. He exercised this power, and reported in part as follows: Placements by the bureaus reached a peak of 18,368 in 1941; the cost per placement was $1.76 and some 25,000 jobs were being offered by employers. Since 1948, however, there has been a steady decline in the number of placements and of positions offered by employers while the cost per placement has increased sharply. This decline parallels the rapid growth and extension of the free state employment service. During this past fiscal year placements as well as the number of applicants and positions offered through our Employment Bureaus were down to their lowest level since the Bureaus were established. Cost per placement in 1966 ranged from $53.70 in San Francisco to a high of $261.37 in Long Beach. A detailed review of the rise and decline of the bureaus was sent to the member lodges of the Boards of Relief affected which showed clearly that the need for the services of our bureaus has so lessened as to make their further maintenance no longer necessary or feasible. The directive did not, nor was it intended to, preclude Boards of Relief from making job referrals where available in lieu of financial assistance in relief cases properly coming before them.


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FINANCIAL We have believed for a long time that from the financial point of view, Freemasonry was attempting to operate entirely too cheaply. With few exceptions the brethren of the majority of lodges think nothing of spending several times the amount of annual dues in a single night. These same brethren will object loudly to any increase in dues, unless the need is clearly shown. Alabama Grand Lodge reacted differently. The Finance Committee recommended one amount of increase, and the Grand Lodge increased it without noticeable difficulty. Immediately on Judge Beck's motion to receive and refer the proposal to the subordinate lodges, Past Grand Master Farmer moved to amend the amounts upward to $4.00, with $2.50 going to the Home and $1.50 to operation of Grand Lodge. Second to the motion came from Past Grand Master Nunn, and on submission of the amendment to the proposal to the delegates, it was decisively carried; then the motion to receive the proposal as amended for referral to the subordinate lodges was carried. The foregoing will be submitted to the subordinate lodges for ratification at their annual communications in 1968 and the same will be an urgent item of business for the lodges on election night. OKLAHOMA: The Grand Lodge Trustees of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma makes the following comments about certain financial aspects of some lodges in that jurisdiction: Some lodges are spending unduly large sums for refreshments. We feel that lodge officers should conduct the business affairs with at least as much care as they would their own. The instances cited are but a few of the several problems to be considered. It would appear that if Freemasonry is to continue to be worthy of its reputation of being a benevolent and charitable institution that we should avoid wasteful spending and devote more of our funds to charitable purposes. We find that many lodges spend much more for refreshments than they do for charity and then request the Grand Lodge to waive the per capita tax on those members who are unable to pay their dues.

FOREIGN RECOGNITION While there are still differences of opinion as to who should be recognized and who should not, generally there is always a cautious approach to recognition. ARKANSAS: The Grand Lodge of Arkansas adopted the following portion of the report of its committee on Foreign Recognition: TURKEY

Last year your committee reported a division between the Grand Lodge of Turkey and the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite in Turkey. The Grand Commander of the Supreme Council denied that there was any desire on the part of his organization to control the Grand Lodge or influence it in any way. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge tried to resolve the differences between them without success. Since then there have been a number of members of the Grand Lodge who have withdrawn, and have established several new lodges that have been allowed the use of the buildings of the Scottish Rite. The situation at present is not clear, therefore your committee does not recommend any action at this time.


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LOUISIANA: The Grand Lodge of Louisiana withdrew recognition of the Grand Lodge of France after hearing the following report: Your committee having been made aware of certain irregularities occurring in the Grand Lodge of France proceeded to make an exhaustive study of the situation in this Grand Lodge and find the following: 1. A belief in God is no longer required in this Grand Lodge. 2. The Volume of the Sacred Law is no longer an essential part of the furniture of the Lodge. 3. This Grand Lodge has resumed relations with the Grand Orient of France, a group considered clandestine since 1877 when they removed the Holy Bible from their lodges and rescinded a belief in God as a requirement for membership.

FREDERICKSBURG RECORD BOOK WEST VIRGINIA: The Grand Lodge of West Virginia held a special communication of the Grand Lodge for the purpose of considering the proper exhibition of the Grand Lodge copy of the reproduction of the Record Book of the Old Lodge at Fredericksburg. This special communication was held at St. Albans, December 3, 1966, and is of some historical significance. A partial account of this communication is as follows: The book of which our reproduction will be exhibited here today has always been called the Record Book of the Old Lodge at Fredericksburg. It is perhaps properly so called because it is hardly a minute book in the sense we now use those words today. It contains the minutes of the communications of the lodge, but the language is so terse and the information so scanty that we might consider them as notes from which to prepare minutes, rather than minutes themselves. They state the date of meeting, the names and stations of the officers, the names of the brethren present, and with stark brevity the work done or business transacted. Thus the famous entries with respect to George 'Washington merely say. "George Washington entered apprentice," "George Washington passed Fellow Craft," and "George Washington raised Master Mason"-no word as to lectures or charges, or balloting or advancement. Fortunately, from other evidence, principally the Exposures published in the first half of the Eighteenth Century, we are able to reconstruct with reasonable certainty the ritual Washington received. The laconic statements in the minutes do not contradict the evidence we have as to more extended ceremony and teaching. Rather these statements are eloquent evidence of the strictness with which our ancient brethren regarded what was proper to be written and the much wider scope of secrecy in Masonic affairs which they observed. In addition to the minutes the Book contains what we would nowadays call a cash journal-a careful accounting of the receipts and disbursements of the lodge. From it we may reconstruct a picture of the furniture and jewels, the Masonic clothing, and the refreshment of the brethren-all creating the aura and atmosphere of Ancient Craft Masonry. \Ve also learn with what careful husbandry the funds of the lodge were corralled and devoted to :\1asonic purposes.-qualities of integrity which were carried over into public life of the State and Federal governments by the founders of our great country. In addition to the record of the making of Washington a Mason, the Book also contains the earliest known written record of the conferring of the Royal Arch Degree, either in this country or abroad. It proves beyond any doubt that the Holy Royal Arch developed in the Ancient Craft lodges and that Capitular Masonry is truly a part of what we have come to call the Royal Art. In less than 25 years after Washington was raised he assumed command of the


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Continental Army at Cambridge. The importance of the Record Book as an historical document must have been recognized by the Brethren at Fredericksburg. This is attested by the fact that the Book was preserved whilst the records of the following years were lost or destroyed. The Book continued in the possession of the Lodge at Fredericksburg. During the War Between the States, when the Union forces were beseiging Fredericksburg and the fall of the city became imminent, the President of the Bank of Fredericksburg, who was a member of the lodge, put the Book in one saddlebag and the gold of the Bank in the other, mounted his horse, and fled to Danville. To rest his mount he stopped overnight in a wood and while there a heavy rainstorm broke and thoroughly soaked many of the Book's pages. The Book is written in ink in longhand on both sides of each page, and the water in many cases caused the ink to run. It also seriously weakened the structure of the paper and no doubt hastened the normal process of decay. By the 1930s the Book was reaching such a state of delapidation that its continued existence and the preservation of the record of the immortal events it contained were threatened. A group of Freemasons in the United States Government Printing Office in Washington, purely as a labor of love and without cost to the Lodge, undertook its restoration with the use of silk. I do not know the technique of the process they used; for such information you will have to apply to our Grand Tyler who is skilled in such matters. It is enough to say here that they did a marvelous job and restored the pages so far as was humanly possible. The Book is now preserved in a fireproof vault in the Lodge, and under the regulations of the Lodge, three Past Masters must accompany it night and day whenever it is removed from the vault. When we learned that the Book had never been reproduced, we applied to Fredericksburg Lodge No.4 (the successor under the Grand Lodge of Virginia, to the old lodge at Fredericksburg) for permission to reproduce it as a part of the Centennial Celebration of the founding of our own Grand Lodge in 1865. This permission was graciously granted. The remaining question was how to reproduce the Book at modest cost without resorting to the expensive pncess of offset printing. As the Book was written in ink in longhand on both sides of each page it was necessary to use a process which would reproduce each side of the page on a single sheet of paper. We applied to Xerox Corporation and learned that they had recently perfected such a process but the only equipment capable of performing it was in their Reproduction Center at Philadelphia. Accordingly we arranged to meet in that city three Past Masters of Fredericksburg No. 4 (including M.W. Edward Cann, Past Grand Master of Virginia and Secretary of the Lodge) with the Book and had it microfilmed and sample pages run of the simplex (reproduction on one side of a page) and duplex (reproduction on each side of a page) processes. Since it was highly desirable to reproduce the Book exactly in its present condition, our Centennial Committee decided to make the reproductions by the duplex process. Copies so made were presented at our Centennial Communication to the United Grand Lodge of England, the Mother Grand Lodge of all regular Freemasonry throughout the world; one to the Grand Lodge of Virginia, our own Mother Grand Lodge; one to the Grand Lodge of Ohio, one of whose Past Grand Masters installed our first Grand Master, Dr. William J. Bates, at Wheeling in 1865; one to Fredricksburg No.4; one for our own Grand Lodge, being the copy to be exhibited today; one to Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, the great English Lodge of Masonic Research in London, and one to the American Lodge of Research in New York. Subsequently a copy was made for the library of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, the finest Masonic library in this country. The intense light necessary to use in the duplex process in many instances brought out the threads of the silk used in the restoration process and made reading difficult. For this reason a copy aL'iO was made by the '.>implex process to be


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used by the scholars at Quatuor Coronati Lodge. One of the sample sheets of the simplex process is now framed and hangs in the antiroom of this Lodge Hall. In this fashion we have deposited exact reproductions of this great historical relic in widely scattered places over the earth so that in the event of cataclysmic destruction of the original at least exact reproductions will survive. We have also stimulated research in this very important period in the history of American Freemasonry. Research on the Book has been assigned to one of the younger, brilliant scholars in Quatuor Coronati, and we eagerly await the appearance of the results of his labors in the pages of the Quatuor Coronati Transactions. Thus came into being our reproduction of this historical document, and we have assembled today to deliberate upon its proper care and custody. Freemasonry can not be understood without devoted study of its history. For example, only a small part of Masonic Law is printed in our Laws of Masonry. That this must be so is proven by the fact that our written Masonic Constitution enjoins, not only upon us, but even upon this Grand Lodge obedience to the "ancient usages and customs" of the Craft, many of which are not even proper to be written. It is from the study of Masonic history that we learn them. May our copy of this famous Book stand as a testimony of our appreciation of Masonic history, and from its hallowed pages may we draw inspiration to obey the tenets of our Order!

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION MONTANA: The Grand Lodge of Montana adopted the following in an effort to support the endowment fund of this great national Masonic shrine: Unless a constituent lodge has met its quota to the trust fund for the George Washington National Memorial of $10.00 per lodge and $1.00 per member, it shall, when transmitting to the Grand Secretary the fee required by Section 7 of the Statutes for the Government of the Grand Lodge, transmit also, for the George Washington Memorial, the sum of one dollar for each petitioner initiated, which sum of one dollar may be added to the regular fee for the degree or voted from the lodge treasury, as the lodge may determine; and the Grand Secretary shall transmit the sum so paid to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association on or before the date of the next annual meeting of the Association.

GRAND SECRETARY MAINE: One year ago the Grand Lodge heard the following portion of a report on the "condition of the Fraternity": We recommend that the Most Worshipful Grand Master, at his discretion, appoint a special committee to study the feasibility and practicability of separating our Grand Secretary's and our Grand Treasurer's offices and officers from any other body, so that this Grand Lodge would have the sole benefit of these officers devoting their entire working time to our problems and projects. This committee to report at the next annual session of this Grand Lodge. This year the committee reported the following as having been received from the Masonic Service Association: This countrywide survey, among other things, shows one especially impressive fact, namely, only seven Grand Lodges, of 49 including Maine, have a Grand Secretary who serves any other body. The others require the undivided time, attention, thought, and energy 0" their Grand Secretary in the work of their Grand Lodge.


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Our Grand Secretary holds the same or similar office in the Grand Chapter, the Grand Council, the Grand Commandery, the Council of Deliberation, the High Priesthood, and the Commandery Educational Fund.

The committee gave many reasons why it believed the office of Grand Secretary should be vested in one individual who would contribute his full time to it. All was done in a most complimentary way to the present Grand Secretary who holds the offices of Grand Secretary-Recorder of all York Rite Grand Bodies in Maine. The committee concluded its report with the following recommendation: 1. We conclude and so recommend to this Grand Lodge that the Grand Secretary should hold no other secretarial or working position with any other body, and that it is necessary for the advancement of the work of this Grand Lodge that we have the full working time and undivided attention, energy, thought, and talents of a Grand Secretary. 2. We believe that the change should not be made this year, in order to give this Grand Lodge and the various other bodies now using the working time and talents of our Grand Secretary, time to adjust their affairs and make their necessary changes. 3. 'Ve recommend that another committee be appointed by the incoming Grand Master to continue the study of this subject for the purpose of determining proper salary for the Grand Secretary, and for the further purpose of studying ways and means, and the necessary actions to bring about the change which will cause the least inconvenience to all bodies concerned.

GRAND TREASURER DISCONTINUED OREGON: The Grand Lodge of Oregon did away with the office of Grand Treasurer, and assigned the majority of his duties to the Grand Secretary. It is believed that the majority of the work of this office is presently carried on by banks, under the direction of the Grand Secretary and the Committee on Finance. There appears to be a general trend in this direction. NORTH DAKOTA: The Grand Lodge of North Dakota not only discontinued the office of Grand Treasurer, but vested the name and duties in the Grand Secretary-Treasurer. Not only did the Grand Lodge combine the two offices, but it made them appointive: WHAT OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED AND WHAT APPO!I\;TED

The Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Wardell and the Junior Grand Warden shall be elected annually by ballot. The Grand Secretary-Treasurer shall be selected by the Committee on Policy and General Purposes. He shall thereupon be duly installed in his office and shall serve for one year and until his successor shall have been selected and installed. His term of office may be terminated by the Committee on Policy and General Purposes at any time for due cause. The Grand Master shall appoint all other Grand Officers; and with the exception of the North Dakota Masonic Foundation Committee, the Finance Committee, and the five members at large of the Policy and General Purposes Committee, which shall be elected by the Grand Lodge, and unless otherwise directed, he shall appoint all special and standing committees authorized by the Grand Lodge. M.W. John A. Stormon (66) moved the adoption of the Amendment, which was seconded by M.W. John A. Sakariassen (8-5-132) and others. Adopted unanimously.


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HISTORICAL IDAHO: At its Centennial Communication M.W. Bro. Elbert S. Rawls delivered a fine historical oration to the Grand Lodge of Idaho. He described the early migration westward to Idaho, and spoke in glowing terms of Lewis and Clark, and many others from President Thomas Jefferson down, who contributed to the early beginnings of the State of Idaho. Then he spoke these words about those who actually settled the land: Among the essentials which those families brought was the Bible, the symbol of their faith in a Supreme Being and of standards of conduct to which they had firmly committed themselves. They were looking for the freedom that comes from God; they knew that such freedom had to be won by hard work and sacrifice, by achieving a harmony of mutual assistance and justice among themselves. They didn't expect a paternal government to welcome them to snug homes and guaranteed incomes. They knew that they had to build. They knew they had to work. Even though there were adventurers and cut-throats among those who were lured to Idaho in the 1860's by its gold and silver deposits, they were held in check by two agencies (usually manned by the same men) which brought order and safety into the mining camps of that pioneer era: the Vigilantes and the Masonic Lodge. Between 1864 and 1867, five such lodges were chartered in the Territory of Idaho by the Grand Lodges of Oregon and Washington. In 1867 they erected the Grand Lodge of Idaho. That event we celebrate today. But what we are really celebrating is older than the story of this one Grand Lodge. It's the story of Freemasonry which goes back at least 250 years to the founding of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717. It's the story of men who sought and fought for religious freedom and the right to govern themselves. It's the story of numberless men who followed the shining Ught of Truth to found a new nation, dedicated to the idea that all men are created equal since they are all children of God, and that brotherhood, therefore, is the only way in which to achieve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Many of the patriots of the American Revolution were Masons; by the teachings they had received in their lodges, they were inspired to risk their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Their sons and grandsons carried that zealous belief with them as they moved ever westward. And that is what we really celebrate today. Our Masonic forefathers were a part of that liberating force in American history. The immortal George Washington; the wise Benjamin Franklin; John Hancock, who signed the Declaration of Independence so large that King George might read it "without his spectacles"; General Henry Knox, the self-taught artilleryman and President Washington's first Secretary of War; General the Marquis de Lafayette; the Randolphs of Virginia; General von Steuben, the drillmaster of the Revolution; and at least 35 other general officers and aides to Washington in the Continental Army-all were Brother Masons. Go down the long list of our public servants and statesmen; everywhere in every generation you will find Masons in numbers out of all proportion to their number in the general population, from a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court like John Marshall, a governor like DeWitt Cinton of New York, a Senator like Kentucky's Henry Clay, to frontiersmen like Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson, both of whom were later to become national heroes. In fact, Jackson became Grand Master of Masons in Tennessee and President of the United States! Those men believed in God; they believed in freedom, in the importance of the individual. They were willing to endure all kinds of hardships and privation, to fight if need be, to enjoy the liberty and justice to which they had committed their


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lives. Remember Washington praying in the snows of Valley Forge! Remember the bloody footprints of his starving soldiers as they marched stealthily to victory at Trenton on a bitter Christmas Eve! They were followed by millions who came to these shores in pursuit of that same dream-the American Dream; they fled their homelands to make it come true. They believed that every man has the right to worship God as he chooses, that his children should have equal opportunity to develop themselves fully, regardless of birth, or class, or color. They worked hard to open the door of opportunity for all men. They believed in God; they believed in each other; they believed in themselves. But what is happening to that dream? The principles on which this nation was founded are slowly but surely crumbling away. God is being mocked--even by those who call themselves His ministers. In the America of yesterday, the America of our forefather's dreams, a man went to church, a man sent his children to Sunday School, a man taught them to pray. Reverence for the Great Creator was one of the foundation stones of our republic. On every hand today you can see the signs of moral decay. Right and wrong, we are told, are purely relative terms. There are no absolutes, our materialistic philosophers inform us. Our forefathers, however, spent less than they earned. If they incurred a debt, they paid off quickly. They learned to do without. They found prosperity by doing a better job, not by "quick deals under the table." They obeyed the laws. They were horrified by men in high places who betrayed a public trust. They quickly repudiated such men and voted them out of office. They were proud of the men who had led their fathers and their fathers' fathers before them. They knew what efforts. what sacrifices. what defeats and disappointments our freedom has cost. They could tell their children about a Paul Revere. a Nathan Hale. a Patrick Henry, a Thomas Jefferson, an Abraham Lincoln, a Kit Carson, or a Commodore Perry. They didn't make excuses or merely psychoanalyze a failure or a weakling. A Benedict Arnold was a traitor-not a victim of society whose crime could be argued because of a prejudiced press. They had values on which to base their judgments. They were moral men-not because they were perfect-but because they believed in and committed themselves to certain standards, without which thy knew that civilization would collapse. They knew that justice was impossible without integrity and self-restraint. Men cannot trust each other, if they do not respect one another's rights, including those of property and opportunity. They knew that society could never be safe if a man's word was not as good as a binding legal contract, because they knew that no man is really free if he does not commit himself to defend and protect the rights of others, even if he has to deny or constrict his own. Without that kind of voluntary justice, freedom is really impossible. In the Christian tradition, loyalty to country has always gone hand in hand with the love of God. One does not serve God and then serve country, but one serves God while serving country.

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committed to God, the Great Architect of the Universe. He is a builder, a constructor of civilization. His skills are brotherly love, relief, and truth. To their development and practice he is irrevocably committed by the sacred obligations he took at the altar of Freemasonry. Brethren, the 100 years depends on our commitment and our devotion to our principles. We assemble here as Masons in the Grand Lodge of Idaho, and as we celebrate this lOOth anniversary we pray God that we shall deserve to prosper. May our Masonic lodges ever be a place for good men who promote harmony and brotherly love throughout the world until time shall be no more.

NEVADA: The following resolution was approved by the Grand Lodge of Nevada in the hope of providing better historical information about its lodges. We hope the plan is successful, but knowing the cross section of secretaries in our own jurisdiction, we fear that some of them will not prove to be of much assistance in compiling historical data. WHEREAS, Section 55B, Page 34 of the Masonic Code provides: "Grand Historian. To compile a history of Masonry in Nevada and make an annual report thereon to Grand Lodge," and WHEREAS, since the publication of Brother Carl Torrance's History of Masonry in Nevada, there has been no general compilation of the history of the Constituent Lodges, and WHEREAS, a definite guideline would be of assistance to future Grand Historians. Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that Section 55B be amended by general regulation to require submission by the secretaries of the subordinate lodges of an historical narrative report at the time of the Annual Returns to the Grand Lodge, to provide the basis for an annual summary report of the Constituent Lodges by the Grand Historian.

HOLY SAINTS JOHN GEORGIA: Bro. L. H. Williams, Foreign Correspondent of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, began his review with an admonition to the brethren to remember the days set aside in memory of the two patron saints of Masonry. He said: " ••• AND DEDICATED TO THE HOLY SAINTS JOHN"

The attention of the Craft is invited to the Georgia Masonic Manual and Code, 1963 Edition, pages 196-7, under the general heading of ANCIENT LANDMARKS, "Festivals." Article 15 reads "The Saints Johns' Days Gune 24 and December 27) are Masonic Festival Days, one of which is the time for the annual election of Officers." Several ancient Masonic authorities arc cited, going back to the year 1670 from the Aberdeen (Scotland) Statutes in which the Holy Saints John are listed as Patron Saints of Freemasonry and we are enjoined to celebrate these days. Saint John the Baptist was the first of the two, having been first established as such in the sixteenth century. S1. John the Evangelist was later added and in all American Grand Lodges and their subordinate Lodges both Saints are recognized as our Patron Saints. LEST WE FORGET

Two days in each Masonic year belong to our Patron Saints. It should be not only our Duty, but our Pleasure, to revive our interest in our Saints John and each and every subordinate lodge within the confines of the Grand Lodge of Georgia should meticulously observe each of these Festivals with a special program designed to


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induce the largest pos..<;ible attendance at lodge. At least one of the Festival Days should consist of the lodge membership attending a church in a body. The other could be religious in nature or in the form of a social celebration in honor of that particular Masonic saint whose birthday it is. Let not desuetude take from us the pleasure and duty of observing these fine Festivals. This would not only serve to cheerfully acknowledge our gratitude to the Holy Saints John but could serve as a rallying point of semi-annual reunions in the lodges. This might result in much better attendance the year round, and a re-awakening of Masonic Zeal. To this end we strongly recommend a campaign to reeducate our brethren to the grave importance of these Festivals. Our M.W. Grand Master Ponder this year pointed the way with his Proclamation to us to observe the Festival of Saint John the Baptist in June by going to the church of our choice. Let us carryon this tradition and restore our Patron Saints to their places of Honor in our lodges.

HUMAN RIGHTS WISCONSIN: The Grand Lodge of Wisconsin received an inquiry from the Human Rights Commission of the Governor's Office, and reported its handling of the matter as follows: HUMA:'ol RIGHTS

Earlier in the year, when there were demonstrations near the homes of several of our local judges, I received a telegram from the Governor's Commission on Human Rights. The telegram, in effect, asked for an explanation of membership requirements and patterns of our Grand Lodge. Because of the astute work of Past. Grand Masters Kahlenberg and Stocking during their respective years as Grand Master, this Grand Master had the answer readily available and the following telegram was sent forthwith: "A previous commitment prevents me from attending your meetings today. However, I would like to state the position that the Grand Lodge of the State of Wisconsin has with respect to membership. Article XVI, Section I, of the Masonic Code, Regulations for Lodges, defines the qualifications for membership as follows: 'An applicant for the degrees must be a man, free born, of good report, well recommended, a believer in Deity, literate, of lawful age, mentally, morally and physically sound. The Lodge shall judge such qualifications when the ballot is spread after the petition has been received by the Lodge.' "Principally it is the purpose of Freemasonry to teach and promulgate Friendship, Morality and Brotherly Love, and in doing so to make the good man who comes to Masonry of his own free will and accord, a better man." This telegram agrees with the correspondence sent to the Human Rights Committee of Kenosha by Past Grand Master Kahlenberg one year ago.

I AM FREEMASONRY By

RAY

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From the conclusion of the Grand Master of Delaware's address: "I was born in antiquity, in the ancient days when men first dreamed of God. I have been tried through the ages and found true. The crossroad., of the world bear the imprint of my feet, and the cathedrals of all nations mark the skill of my hands. I strive for beauty and symmetry. In my heart is wisdom, and strength and courage for those who ask. Upon my altar is the book of Holy Writ, and my prayers are to the One Omnipotent God. My sons work and pray together without rank or discord, in the public mart and in the inner chamber. By signs and symbols I teach the lessons of life and of death, and the relationship of man with God, and of man with man. My arms are widespread to receive those of lawful age and good report who seek me of their own free will. I accept them, and teach them to use my tools in the building of men, and thereby, find direction in their own request for perfection, so much desired and so difficult to attain. I lift up the fallen and shelter the sick. I heed the orphan's cry, the widow's tears, the pain of the old and destitute. I am not church, nor party, nor school, yet my sons bear a full share of responsibility to God, to Country, to neighbor and themselves. They are free men, tenacious of the liberties and alert to lurking danger. At the end I commit them, as each one undertakes the journey beyond the vale, into the glory of ever lasting life. I ponder the sand within the glass and think how small is a single life in the eternal universe. Always have I taught immortality, and even as I raise men from darkness into light, I am a way of life. I am Freemasonry."

INDEX MAINE: The Grand Master of Maine hopes for an index to the proceed. ings of that jurisdiction. We must add that in our opinion the proceedings of Maine are easily read, and are well organized and edited superbly. For many years now, our Grand Secretary has done a masterful job in editing, proofreading and publishing our Grand Lodge Proceedings. They have been accurately published and promptly mailed. There has been only one deficiency and this is not due to any fault of our Grand Secretary. Anyone who has searched the Proceedings for particular information will agree with me, that the Table of Contents is little help. What is needed is an index. This, I have discussed with our Grand Secretary and he has agreed to try to make one this year. So your copy of the Proceedings will not reach you as promptly as it has in the past. Be patient. Our Grand Secretary will be endeavoring to give you a more useful and practical publication.

INDIFFERENCE MONTANA: The Grand Chaplain of l\'1ontana gives this splendid description of "subtle indifference": One of the difficulties we face, not only in Masonry, but in any other organization, is subtle indifference. Subtle indifference is claimed to be one of the most damning sins that we face today in our organized activities. This story came from an article I was reading not so long ago-it is entitled "When l\len Fold Their Arms, God Goes to Sleep." This is an illustration of one of the things that seems to me to constitute a dangerous signal along the way as we face the world, as we have to do. When men fold their arms, God goes to sleep. The Spanish philosopher who coined this expression has said that the vision of folded arms suggests several dangers. Folded arms can represent pride and haughty bearing. Folded arms often accompany a stubborn defiance. Folded arms become most dangerous when they


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depict inaction. In a passage of the Scripture we find these words-I was hungry, I was thirsty, a stranger, naked, sick and in prison, and we have changed the other two or three words, to read like this-and you folded your arms. Pontius Pilot is a good example of inaction. Fearing to act on his convictions, he washed his hands in the bowl and folded his arms while they crucified the Christ. The person who folds his arms and refuses to get involved in the miseries of the world is not following in the Master's footsteps. The one who does not respond to his brother's needs is washing in Pilate's washbowl. Inaction and indifference are deadly. Concern and involvement with worthy projects leads to progress.

INFORMATION SERVICE TEXAS: The Texas infonnation service is an excellent facility for the Grand Lodge. Here is a brief report of its activity: The Texas Freemason Information Service, operating under the direct supervision of the Grand Master, continued to make releases to Texas newspaper, radio and television media regarding special Grand Lodge activities. Coverage of the 1966 Grand Lodge Communication and the incoming 1967 Grand Officers included 535 releases of a special picture of the Grand Officers and 1,667 stories and pictures on District Deputy Grand Masters. Hundreds of newspaper clippings resulting from these releases were received by the committee, with many reports of television and radio coverage, conclusively proving the value of our efforts in this area. The most significant and widely printed release made during the year came in March when the San Antonio Teachers Council, at their annual banquet, made an Appreciation Award to Grand Master Tomme on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Texas for its service to public school education. Coverage of the Masonic Workshops continued, with the magazine office mailing over 7,000 individual press releases during the year in support of the several hundred workshops scheduled.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SOUTH DAKOTA: We have read various accounts of meetings held jointly by the Freemasons and the Knights of Columbus, but the best expressed comes from the Grand Master of South Dakota. His thought is that why should we not be with the Knights of Columbus in a fraternal exchange when we meet with them in business and on social levels every other day of the month. During the past year several joint meetings of the Knights of Columbus and the Masons have held over the state. These have been friendly, social gatherings, the object, to get better acquainted. During the State Knights of Columbus Conference held here in Yankton in May, the two Masonic Lodges, St. John's No. 1 and St. Andrew's No. 208, furnished courtesy cars for the meeting. The same will be done for us by the local Council of the Knights of Columbus. At their annual banquet, your Grand Master, the Worshipful Masters of the two lodges and our ladies were guests. The same courtesy will be extended to their representatives at our annual banquet. It has been said that members of both organizations, the Masons and the Knights, attend meetings together all week long in the community and no one cares who the other fellow is. Why, then, should there be a difference when the Knights put on their robes and the Masons put on their aprons?


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Probably we could prove to the world that all men are brothers and that the ties that bind us together are much stronger than differences in faiths, creeds or ideologies which tend to separate us if we would live by the following: If I knew you and you knew me; If both of us could clearly sec, And with an inner sight divine, The meaning of your heart and mine. I'm sure that we should differ less; And clasp our hand in friendliness; Our thoughts would pleasantly agree, If I knew you-and you knew me.

VIRGINIA: The Grand Master of Virginia ruled against one of his lodges appearing in public to be photographed with members of the Knights of Columbus: In response to an inquiry from the Master of Monitor Lodge No. 197 concerning an invitation from Mary Star of the Sea Council, Knights of Columbus, to attend a supper at which pictures would be taken for publication in the Knight Star, the K.C. publication. I held that our lodges are not represented in public except on such Masonic occasions as funerals. cornerstone layings or capstone raisings and that for the Master of a Masonic Lodge and his officers to appear as representatives of the lodge to be photographed as such would be improper.

LETTERS TO SUSPENDED MEMBERS SOUTH DAKOTA: The Grand Master of South Dakota has enjoyed unusual success in writing to those about to be suspended for non-payment of dues. We like the results he quotes, but would be more interested in the contents of his letters: Three years ago, I offered assistance to lodge secretaries in collection of dues, in an attempt to halt losses from suspensions for non-payment of dues. I am glad to make the following report: During the past year, I have written a personal letter to 272 members about to be suspended. Of these, 229 remitted their dues to me. Our losses this year from suspensions averaged a little less than one member per lodge. If all lodges had let me assist them, I am sure our losses would have been less.

LIQUOR COLORADO: On the subject of liquor the Grand l\laster reported: Three cases of the procuring of a liquor license by a brother was referred to me. It was my decision that disregarding the possible percentage of the total business if a license to sell liquor was obtained by a Mason, first he should dimit from his lodge before applying for the license and second, if he did not dimit, Charges of Unmasonic Conduct should be brought against him. These cases were presented verbally, one was resolved by the brother not applying, the other two are still pending and I have had no further report. INDIANA: The Grand l\1aster of Indiana was upheld in his decision about a member who had purchased a tavern. We agree with the law of Indiana on this subject and the manner in which this case was handled: Question concerning a member who had purchased a tavern.


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Answer: The key word~ in Reg. 42.030 are: "In the community in which he resides." Standards which prevail in one community with reference to the sale and use of alcoholic beverages do not prevail in others; hence, it becomes the responsibility of the individual lodge to determine whether a member is engaged in an occupation which reflects discredit on Freemasonry in that particular community. As to attempting to persuade the brother to demit, may I point out that a demit is an honorable discharge. If the possession of a permit to sell alcoholic beverages is deemed an offense against Masonry in your community, then I submit my personal opinion that it would be hypocrisy on the part of the lodge to permit this brother to withdraw honorably. Either he commits a ;\1asonic offense or he does not. Approved.

MISSISSIPPI: It will be noted in the following ruling by the Grand Lodge of Mississippi that "habitually buying intoxicating liquor" can be made an offense in that jurisdiction: QUESTION

\Ve received numerous letters and telephone calls asking: Since the legislature has made it legal to sell whiskey in Mississippi under local option, what effect does that have on Section 9 Rules and Regulations? ANSWER

Civil law does not repeal Masonic law. Reference to Digest and Judicial Decisions on page 76 of the Digest will show that this Grand Lodge has repeatedly and consistently held that making, selling or habitually buying intoxicating liquor to be used as a beverage is Mac;onically unlawful.

NEBRASKA: The Grand Master of Nebraska had to rule on the disciplinary status of a brother who was applying to the State Liquor Commission for a "Bottle Club" license. His comments and decision were: The applicable State Statute is Subdivision (22) of Section 53-102, Revised Statutes Cumulative Supplement of 1965, which sets forth a lengthy definition of "Bottle Clubs," and which provides in pertinent part: "The words bottle club shall mean an operation . . . keeping and maintaining premises where persons who have made their own purchases of alcoholic liquors congregate . . . including among other services ... the storage of alcoholic liquors belonging to such persons and facilities for the dispensing of such liquors through a locker system, card system, or pool system, which shall not be deemed or considered a sale of alcoholic liquor. . . ," (Italics supplied.) Under these circumstances, and in the face of the plan and clear wording of the Statute, I rule that the holder of such a license would not be in violation of Subdivision (d) 2, of Section 3-102 of the Nebraska Masonic Code.

OHIO: The Grand Lodge of Ohio had a committee that made a rather detailed study of the liquor question in that Jurisdiction. The committee went into the history of the liquor policies in Grand Lodge, attitudes of other jurisdictions on the subject and present feelings of prominent Masons across the State of Ohio. The report is much too long and detailed to report here in its entirety, but perhaps a few of its findings will prove of interest: In 1959, legislation was introduced proposing the elimination of the ban on the act of selling, but this was defeated in 1960. In 1963, a similar proposal was in-


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troduced, was revised by the Advisory Committee, presented by that committee in slightly different phraseology in 1964 and was passed by the Grand Lodge. This new policy removed the ban on the act of selling, thus permitting each subordinate lodge to judge for itself the eligibility of a candidate so engaged. The other restrictions were retained and continue so until today. The second aspect of our investigation dealt with the law of other jurisdictions on the subject. We found that the treatment varies from one jurisdiction to another, from no written statute to one of very strict regulation on its sale and use. Where a Grand Jurisdiction has no Code section outlining Grand Lodge policy with the respect to alcoholic beverages, it is presumed that the individual lodges will be guided in its action by the universal and time-honored usage of judging petitioners and members by the yardstick of being, "a good man and true." The third aspect of our investigation had to do with a survey of our lodges and members made for the committee by our District Deputy Grand Masters. Of all the replies received to date, only a few indicate that there seemed to be some sentiment in favor of repeal. The great majority, perhaps 90 per cent indicated no sentiment for repeal and considerable sentiment opposed to repeal. Four replies indicated some sentiment for a change, two of which suggested that the law be made tighter. A reply from one or two of these brethren contained a brief reflecting considerable research, favoring repeal. Personal letters in opposition to repeal have been received from interested brethren and some lodges have sent results of formal action on the subject, practically all of which indicate unanimous opposition. WASHINGTON: The Grand Master of Washington ruled against the sale of liquor by a Country Club owned by a Shrine Temple: GRAND MASTER'S DECISION ON

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To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington: My concern for the good name and reputation of Masonry compels me now to regretfully briug to your attention a situation existing in this Grand Jurisdiction which, in the eyes of the general public, places Masonry in the liquor business. The Nile Country Club, which is a subsidiary of and is controlled by Nile Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., has secured a class H liquor license from the State of Washington and has, for more than a year, been engaged in the sale of intoxicating liquor to its members. I recognize that it is entirely legal; and I recognize further that neither this Grand Lodge nor the Grand Master has any authority to dictate to any of the socalled concordant lodges what their policies or activities shall be. I am satisfied. however. that the Grand Master possesses, by the nature of his Office and the powers and duties conferred upon him, the inherent authority to denounce as constituting unmasonic conduct, the actions of individual Masons, who, as members of such concordant bodies, engage in conduct which reflects discredit upon the Fraternity and is repugnant to the ideas and ideals for which the Fraternity stands. My efforts to secure cooperation from the officers of Nile Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., with reference to the problem presented by the operations of their alter ego, the Nile Country Club, having been futile, I am left with no alternative, consistent with my conception of my duty, but to rule that the sale of intoxicating liquor by any concordant body having membership in the Masonic Fraternity as a prerequisite, or by any organization owned or controlled by such concordant body, is unmasonic in character in that it is derogatory to the best interests of Masonry, is not compatible with Masonic ideals and purposes, and is injurious to Masonry's reputation and standing.


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In consequence, any Mason responsible for and participating in such unmasonic activity is guilty of unmasonic conduct.

The Grand Master tempered his decision with explanatory statements directed in a kindly, yet firm, manner toward any brethren who might come under the scope of this decision. The jurisprudence committee replied with a long argument against the decision, contending the Grand Master had exceeded his authority and that the Grand Lodge Code did not support such action by him. However, a minority report of this same jurisprudence committee, signed by only two members, did support the Grand Master and was adopted by the Grand Lodge: MINORITY REPORT

A minority of two mcmbers are of the view that the Most Worshipful Grand Master had the power to make the ruling, insofar as it is addressed to individual Masons acting as such. This power is found in Section 42 of the Constitution, subsection 4, where it is provided that it is the duty of the Grand Master "To excrcise a general and careful supervision over the Craft, and see that the Constitution, by-laws and regulations of the Grand Lodge are strictly observed"; and in the inherent power of the Grand Mastcr to protect the good name of Masonry. When any individual Mason or group of Masons, as Masons, engage in conduct which, in the judgment of the Grand Master, injures the good name of Masonry, he has not only the power, but the duty to take appropriate action. Whether in a specific case, his action should be approved or disapproved, is a question of policy to be decided by Grand Lodge. Respectfully submitted, THEODORE S. TURNER, BILL P. HORN, Committee. By vote of the Grand Lodge, the Minority Report was adopted.

LODGE MAY APPEAR IN PARADE MONTANA: The Grand Master of Montana ruled that a lodge may, under certain circumstances appear in a parade and may sponsor a float in the parade: All of the information available to me indicates that when a group of brothers assemble for the purpose of appearing in public in the character of Masons, the purpose of the assemblage must be a Masonic occasion, such as a funeral, the laying of a cornerstone or the dedication of a Masonic hall. It is, however, my opinion that the participation in a parade by furnishing a float is not a public appearance of a lodge, that is, a group of brethren assembled in the character of Masons. Being fully aware that the reputation and image of Masonry in the eyes of the profane must at all times be the concern of all Masons, I am confident that such would be the case and concern of thc lodge which sponsorcd a float. Ccrtainly, the reputation of Masonry would not suffer from the sponsorship of a float in a paradc conducted on a National Holiday honoring men who have madc the supreme sacrifice in the defense of our country. (This is particularly persuasive to me in view of the fact that parades of an organization, the membership of which is limited to Masons who have taken either the York or Scottish Ritc, do not appear to discredit ~1asonry in the eyes of its members.) It is, therefore, my decision that it would be proper for a Masonic lodge to sponsor a float for a parade; provided, however, that the following rcstrictions be observed:


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I. The membership of the lodge, nor any brother appear in public in the character of, nor clad as a Mason. 2. That parade be one which is held on a National Holiday recognized by the Laws of the United States or the State of Montana. 3. That the purpose of the parade be to celebrate such ~ational Holiday and not for any commercial purpose. 4. That the dignity of the Craft be maintained at all times in the float which is so sponsored and that the only Masonic emblem displayed be the Square and Compass and that it be in the form usually displayed by the Craft on public occasions.

LOTTERY TICKETS WASHINGTON: The Grand Master of Washington found it necessary to admonish a certain group of Templars regarding their Masonic responsibilities connected with the sale of lottery tickets: January 19, 1967: The Commandery of Knights Templar, in Spokane, was operating a lottery to raise money for their drill team uniforms. The tickets were not only being sold to the members of the Commandery, but also to the general public. I ruled that, inasmuch as the Spokane brethren had started this program in good faith, I would permit them to continue, if they would refrain from selling any tickets to the general public and confine their activities to York Rite Members only. I further instructed them that this permission did not mean that such activities would be permitted in the future; reminding them that all concordant bodies must conform to the same rules which govern the symbolic lodges and that these rules prohibit any sort of lottery.

MASONIC APRON From Arkansas Research Lodge No. 739 we find a most interesting paper on the Masonic Apron: THE MASONIC APRON

By Roland E. Darrow, P.M. "The Lamb Skin or White Leather Apron Is an emblem of Innocence and the badge of a Mason; more ancient than the Golden Fleece " This is so familiar and I do not suppose that any Mason will ever forget those familiar words which were used when he was presented with his apron. "More ancient than the Golden Fleece" has had many in wonderment. Also, "more honorable than the Star and Garter . . . ," carried some curiosity. But we ought to know more about the Masonic apron. Greek mythology, the story of the gods, tells us that in ancient times there lived in Thessaly a king named Athamas whose wife was named Nephele. This royal couple had two children, a boy and a girl, whose names were Phryxus and Helle. There came a time when Athamas grew tired of his wife, Nephele, and so put her away and took another woman to wife. Nephele, fearing that her children would not fare well under a stepmother, asked the gods to remove her two children from danger. Mercury assisted her by providing a ram with golden fleece that could be relied upon to carry the children safely away. As the two children mounted upon the back of the ram he soared into the air and headed to the East. While crossing the straight which separates Europe from Asia the girl lost her hold and fell into the sea. From that time the point of land was called Hellespont, now the Dardanelles. But the ram continued on the shores of the Black Sea to the kingdom of Colchis where the boy, Phryxus, was warmly received by the king, Aestes. According to the custom, Phryxus sacrificed the ram to Jupiter, the chief god. and


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gave the golden fleece to Aestes. Acstes placed the golden fleece in a sacred grove and put it into the care of a sleepless dragon. We do not have the time to go into all the ramifications of mythology but the golden fleece became a much prized possession and it is necessary to go into the matter a little farther. It seems that another king, Aeson, became tired of reigning and gave his kingdom into the charge of his brother Pelias on the condition that when Aeson's son, Jason, became of age, the kingdom would be given to him. But Pelias had other plans and suggested to the young man that he should go upon an expedition to capture the golden fleece which he said, belonged to their family and had been stolen from them. The story of jason's adventures are lengthy and bring in the name of the Argo, the large ship, and the Argonauts, their crew, which had many of the young gods in it. After some quite strange and horrible adventures the golden fleece was "liberated" and taken back to Thessaly. Down through mythology the "Golden Fleece" has been a favorite story and the golden fleece has become the symbol of a great treasure, obtainable only by herculean means. The antiquity is great, for this story came out of the dim past of the Greeks, and those who preceded them, perhaps from the Mycenaeans; or even farther back into dim antiquity. But the apron, as a symbol, has an even greater symbolism. 'Ve know that, when the archaeologists began to publish their findings, the apron appears as a symbol of station, pride, honor, and preference. All the great nations of the past have had their special kings and priests garbed with an apron. In the mysteries of the Persians the candidates for great honors were invested with a white apron. It was the customary part of the "overdress" of the great priests and the king. It was a badge and symbol of authority and preference. Many of the basre1ief facades show priests and kings wearing an apron. Among the Israelites the priests wore an "ephod," which was a girdle with an apron front. King David, dancing with joy and abandon before the sacred ark wore a linen ephod-apron. It seems that this was all the clothing that David had at the time and his immodesty caused his wife Michael to dispise him. It seems that the priests were required to wear "Breeches," or drawers under the ephod. But far ahead of this time the priests were forbidden to make steps up the great altar, using instead a slope of rammed earth. This was so they would not show their lack of drawers under the ephod. The Ephod-apron was a most necessary part of the dress of the priests. Recorded upon the facades of the temples of Egypt are sculptures depicting the priests, and some kings, wearing the apron. Again, here, the custom was age old . . . older than the custom of the Jews. And we may record the fact that the ancient past has corrobated the information that the apron was a part of the religious ceremonies of ancient Hindostan, Japan, Scandanavia, Ethiopia, and many other areas as well as those of Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia, and Palestine. The interesting thing is that almost all the aprons worn were white. But, like our custom, there were other aprons gaily and elaborately decorated. The apron with the greatest significance and honor was usually pure white. We do know that the custom of apron usage was religious. But at the same time there were aprons of various materials used for more mundane pursuits. The blacksmith has worn a heavy leathern apron since time immemorial. Those who were farriers, or shoers, wore the heavy leathern apron split in the middle better to manipulate the horse's feet. Carpenters used to wear aprons and then graduated to overalls, or coveralls with pockets built into the garment. Paperhangers used to wear an apron. And we know that cooks and chefs wear the apron as both a uniform and as a precaution against spills. And we know that the stone Mason, the operative Mason, always wore a thick leathern apron. This has been explained to us in our ritual and the way the apron was worn was the distingUishing mark between the grades of the craft.


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There is much more to be said but we shall turn to "the Star and Garter." In October 1347 King Edward III returned from France as victor and found that the Scots under David Bruce II had been defeated and David II made captive. He was at peace for a time and he celebrated by instituting the Order of the Garter. This was an order and a decoration for those favored by the king and it began as a drunken revelry. Sometimes the festivals lasted for three weeks and all who were honored, and those who did the honoring, engaged in a prolonged debauchery. It is no wonder that the English Masons said that the simple white leather apron was more honorable than the Star and Garter. The Master Mason finds, as he pursues his Masonic education and experience in the appendant degrees, whether in the York Rite or Scottish Rite, that the apron is continued as a symbol and a badge of preference. The custom is as old as religion and has a thousand meanings. And no matter what the color or decoration, there is no apron more honorable than the simple, pure white leather apron presented in the Entered Apprentice Degree. No "order that can be conferred upon you at this or any future period by King, or Potentate, or any other person" shall be of more significance or value. Let us continue: "It may be that, in coming years, upon your head may rest the laurel wreaths of victory, pendant from your breast may hang jewels fit to grace the diadem of an Eastern potentate; nay," ... "never again from mortal hand shall any badge so emblematical of purity be conferred upon you...." A good friend of mine, now long dead, had three treasures: two Medals of Honor from this government and his white leather apron given to him many years ago when he became an entered apprentice. I admired the medals, given two times to a great hero, and commented on the white leather apron now yellowed with long years. He said: "These medals I love . . . but this apron I cherish as my highest decoration."

MASONIC BUILDINGS Grand Lodge Buildings, like any other, can fall into decay and become a burden to the Craft. Fine old buildings that once were objects of splendor and admiration can lose their dignity and usefulness. When this time comes they should be razed or otherwise disposed of to the best advantage of the owners, as would happen to any other building. Sentiment should never be allowed to enter the picture to the extent of pulling down the image of the Fraternity just to keep an old building to please a few brethren. Alabama appears to have solved the problem of how to handle its property: The committee first describes the old building: The property owned by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Alabama, located on the corner of Perry and Washington Streets, Montgomery, Alabama, and on which is located the old Grand Lodge Building, has been informally appraised at $125,000 for the land. The building is in a very bad state of repair and needs to be torn down, as it presents a fire and health hazard as well as being an eyesore. The present building is in such a bad state of repair that it does not reflect credit to the Grand Lodge.

Then the Grand Lodge adopted the report that followed: After diligent study the committee recommends that the best use of this property would be for parking facilities. The property is located adjacent to the Montgomery County Courthouse, across the street from the only downtown department store, and next door to Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph main building; and, therefore, is in an ideal location for parking facilities.


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An exhaustive study has been made of possible parking installation on this property, and a tentative design has been prepared by the architectural firm of Pearson, Humphries and Jones, along with a model of the proposed facility. A facility approximately four stories high utilizing the entire property of 100' x 150' which would contain 15,000 square feet per floor or a total footage of 60,000 square feet, would park approximately 123 cars. An additional half floor would add 7,500 square feet for a total of 67,500 square feet and would park 140 cars. The cost of the parking establishment would be approximately $4.50 per square foot, with the four floor unit (123 cars) costing approximately $260,000 and the four and a half floor facility (140 cars) approximately $315,000. The above cost figures are projected total costs including construction cost, architectural and engineering fees and any legal fees that might be involved. It is anticipated that the parking facility would pay for itself in a maximum of 20 years and possibly in a shorter period of time. There are several ways that the facility could be operated; however, the most desirable method would be to negotiate a long-term lease with an operator and let them provide all operational services. Several informal proposals have already been presented to the committee, one of which was for $2,000 per month rent. The lease method would result in the fewest headaches and problems for the Grand Lodge and would provide a very good return on the investment.

MASONIC HOMES Several Masonic Homes came into existence just prior to or immediately following the turn of the century. In Missouri the Masonic Home began in 1892 as a result of interest by the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar. It might be interesting to learn how others came into being. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The report of the Committee on Grand Lodge Charities reported to the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia and included a brief review of the early beginnings of that Masonic and Eastern Star Home. In part the chairman said: Since much misunderstanding seems to exist concerning the nature of the organization itself, a brief review of the administrative structure is in order. The home was established by two Acts of Congress. After several unsuccessful attempts by the Fraternity to organize a home to care for indigent Masons, their dependent widows and orphans, it remained for the Order of the Eastern Star to initiate the movement that resulted in the establishment of the present home. The first Act of Congress enacted March 10, 1902, established the Eastern Star Home. The second, enacted March 30, 1906, added the Masonic Fraternity to the corporation and effected the change to its present name. The Acts of Congress referred to provide that the Board of Corporators shall consist of three members chosen by the Grand Chapter, three by Grand Lodge and one by each Chapter and Lodge. At the turn of the century there were only nine chapters of the Eastern Star and 27 lodges, making a total of 42 on the Board. The present number of lodges and chapters results in a board consisting of over 90 members. Even though every member is an ardent supporter of the Home, the diversity of opinions usually found among so many members of a board is not conducive to a smoothly functioning operation. A board of directors composed of fewer members might be advantageous, but the object of this report is not to suggest an amendment to the existing Acts of Incorporation at this time. A study at much greater depth would be required before a mature judgment could be rendered on this point.

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tion of the Home and the conduct of the several representatives, and pointed out certain undesirable features of its operation: \Ve find that many members of the Board of Directors feel that the Acts of Incorporation and the By-laws subsequently adopted are such that the Board is not subject to directives issued by either the Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star or the Grand Lodge. This committee docs not propose to explore this subject but does suggest that a clarification of this matter might be profitable and cite for consideration Section 2 of the Act of March 10, 1902, wherein it is stated that "such corporation shall be to provide and maintain, under the direction of the Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star a home," etc. and later "Under such rules and regulations as the board of directors, acting under said Grand Chapter, shall make and establish," etc. Your committee is aware that difficulties exist among members of the Board. We regret that this is true. We realize that under the present organizational structure some few individuals may through their persuasive powers control a large number of votes by board members. This is a result of a democratic form of government. A few always emerge as leaders. NEBRASKA: The Grand Master of Nebraska comments on the Masonic and Eastern Star Home for Children and states: Although the Home at the present time is not caring for Masonic-related orphaned children, I am far from certain that this was its exclusive original purpose and intent, or that it should be our present sole aim. Any dependent child should have a claim on our care and concern. \Vhere there is need, "Masonic charity and benevolence should be equally extensive." The Grand l\hster then comments on the financial problems connected with the Home, and finally comments on the admission handling system: \Vith respect to the matter of handling admissions to the Home, the Joint Report stated that "We recommend that the matter of admission to the Home be continued under the supervision and control of the Committee on Relief and Care of Orphans, of the Grand Lodge, as to children claiming Masonic relationships, and to a similar committee of the Grand Chapter as to children seeking admissions into the Home without Masonic relationships but because of their affiliation with the Order of the Eastern Star," Clearly the original requirements for eligibility were much broader than orphaned children of Masons. Accordingly, I recommend that our long-standing practice and policy of equally sharing the financial support of the operation of the Home be continued without change. Not only is it an obli&"ation based upon a solemn contract with Grand Chapter, but, in my opinion, it also should be regarded as a need to be fulfilled within the broad reaches of l\fasonic concern and benevolence. VIRGINIA: The Grand Master of Virginia appointed a special committee on Masonic Homes to ascertain the facts set forth below: I appointed a special committee to consider the matter of admission and other policies relating to the Masonic Home to determine: (a) If investigation should be made to ascertain if the need of any applicant might be met by a Home Aid monetary grant before he is considered for actual admission to the Home; (b) What procedure could be used by the Board of Governors to cover Item (a)? (c) If there is a possibility that our Masonic Home, under the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, is practicing segregation; if so, what defense would we offer in court on such charge?


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(d) After Medicare is fully established, is there a possibility that the demand for hospital and nursing home care in fraternal homes not under federal supervision, might decline. What plans should we make within the next five years to return our Home to a residential facility with a short term infirmary? (e) Study the need for care on a fee basis for those senior members of the Fraternity who do not desire the total care of our :\1asonic Home but who would be financially able to pay their way. Such survey should also include recommendations on the type of facility to be used. (f) Without additional funds raised by a sound plan should we consider further expansion of our present facilities at the Masonic Home.

MASONIC MANOR NEBRASKA: The 22-story Nebraska Masonic l\lanor, located at Omaha, has attracted widespread interest. It appears to be a model of retirement home living for members of the Craft. As with all new ideas, this one has been subject to a certain amount of growing pains. Experience is a great teacher, and the Nebraska brethren are learning and pioneering for Freemasonry at the same time. Here are a few comments of the Grand Master about this fine home: (a) The Board of Directors of Masonic Manor be authorized to accomplish an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws of such corporation to provide that such Board shall be composed of seven members. The Grand Master installed in June, 1967, shall immediately appoint three members from among the residents of the Manor, one to serve for one year, one to serve for two years and one to serve for three years. Thereafter, commencing June, 1968, the Board of Directors shall appoint a nominating committee from the residents of the Manor who shall nominate three or more residents for election to fill the expiring one路 year term and the Board of Directors shall appoint an election committee to conduct such election. The first election shall be held on the first Saturday after the first Monday in June, 1968 and thereafter one director shall be elected each year to serve for a term of three years. Residents in the Masonic Manor shall be entitled to cast but one vote for each apartment represented. (b) Each year the Grand Master shall appoint three additional members of the Board of Directors, who need not necessarily be residents of the Manor, said appointees to serve for one year and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge shall be the seventh member of the Board. The terms of all directors shall commence on July I of the year of their appointment or election. (c) That the Board of Directors be further authorized to amend the Articles of Incorporation in such a manner as will best protect the investment of and provide maximum tax advantage to the residents by permitting some type of individual ownership of the apartment units.

MASONIC ROAD SIGNS OKLAHOMA: The following interesting account of Masonic Road Signs appeared in the proceedings of Oklahoma: MASONIC ROAD SIGNS

At the Masonic Area Institute held at Ada in 1962 it was suggested by one of the brethren who was a salesman, that the Masonic Education Committee should sponsor Masonic Roadside Signs so that people might know that a Masonic Lodge was in the town and its location. Also, the night on which it holds its meetings.


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He said that he felt these signs had been beneficial to other organizations and would be beneficial to Masonry. This matter was discussed with the Grand Master who gave his permission to us sponsoring such a program, and the first roadside sign was ordered in July, 1963, and we now have 257 installed in Oklahoma, and the reaction has been most favorable. So far as we know, there is no other state using these signs and we are pleased and proud of the progress they have made.

MEMBERSHIP FILE CARDS NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Grand Secretary of New Hampshire would like a complete card file on his membership, but expresses disappointment in an attempt to obtain the necessary information from his lodges: About ten years ago we set up a card membership file in the Grand Lodge office in order to have complete Masonic information on every member of New Hampshire lodges. Blank forms were furnished every lodge in the state for making reports immediately on every change in lodge membership, such as brethren raised or affiliated and becoming members, also those restored to membership; those who demitted; had died; were suspended for non-payment of dues. The results over the ten-year period have been most ineffective and disappointing, there being only about 25 out of our 82 lodges which have cooperated. Immediate reports of changes are most important, as in the past we have given incorrect information to other Grand Lodges. With reference to Dual and Plural members, we are supposed to notify other Grand Lodges whenever there is any change in our lodges of those who hold such membership in other Grand Jurisdictions. \Ve have had many embarrassing moments on account of this lack of cooperation on the part of some of our secretaries, and it might appear that our Grand Lodge office is one of the most inefficient ones in the world. We appreciate those who have cooperated and express our thanks to them, with a hope that next year it may be reported that this has increased to 100 percent.

MEMBERSIDP TRENDS WASHINGTON: The Grand Lodge of Washington produced some interesting membership facts about its 284 lodges for a particular year: AGE GROUPS OF PETITIONERS FOR OEGREES OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS OF PETITIONERS FOR DEGREES INCREASES OR DECREASES, OR NO CHANGE IN MEMBERSHIP

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MISSOURI MEMBERSHIP TRENDS The following statistical information on membership trends in 'Missouri may be of interest: YEAR

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MEMORIAL SERVICE LOUISIANA: The Grand Lodge of Louisiana adopted a memorial service which it believes is more in keeping with the times:


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A Masonic Memorial Service has been prepared adhering as closely as possible to the language already in use in our Louisiana Monitor whenever possible. Because of the use of portions of our Monitor, an optional Burial Service has also been prepared giving services to be used at the residence, mortuary or church, as well as a graveside service. This was necessary in order to avoid repetition of language used in the Memorial Service. The services submitted are purely Masonic in character and are, in no way, a departure from established Masonic rituals. The use of the services is to be left entirely to the discretion of the individual lodges and it is not intended to interfere with the use of the services printed in the Louisiana Monitor. We do recommend that the desires of the family of the deceased brother be given every consideration, and that a harmonious understanding be reached with any officiating minister of religion at any type of Masonic funeral.

MILITARY LODGE OREGON: Without commenting on the problems attending a military lodge, we find the review of Oregon's Military Lodge No. 223 at Frankfort, Germany, by the Trustees of that Grand Lodge interesting: OREGON MILITARY LODGE NO. 223 The Trustees have carefully considered the various correspondence from the United Grand Lodges of Germany relative to the Charter of Oregon Military Lodge No. 223 at Frankfort, Germany. We acknowledge that the United Grand Lodges of Germany have a right to protect their Grand Jurisdiction {rom infringements of other Grand Lodges. We do not however, consider that Oregon Military Lodge is German property. We have established through correspondence with R.W. Bro. Raymond F. Fogg, District Deputy Grand Master of District No. 40 that our lodge is located within the boundary of an American militarized zone and that its members are, without exception, United States citizens. A precedent of long stand路 ing has been established by other Grand Lodges, chartering lodges on military bases. The request by the Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodges of Germany that "you revise your decision in the annual communication of 1967 of your Most Honorable Grand Lodge and inform us of the results," is, we believe, without foundation. We consider that the action of the delegates and representatives at the 116th annual Communication was timely and wise in granting a Charter to Oregon Military Lodge No. 223.

MONTHLY RETURNS VS. ANNUAL RETURNS Several Masonic bodies have instituted a monthly return system, to take the place of the long used annual returns. There can be little doubt as to the many advantages of the monthly returns over the annual returns. There will be no end of the year rush. The tabulation of monthly returns will become a routine matter spread out over the entire year. With proper bookkeeping in the office of the Grand Secretary, the officers of the Grand Lodge will be currently advised of the progress or the lack of it in any particular area. It will no longer be necessary to wait until the close of the year to learn whether or not the jurisdiction has shown a gain or a loss in membership. More important will be the advantage of knowing at all times exactly what, if anything, is being accomplished in any particular lodge where there has been trouble or merely inactivity. Perhaps trouble can be avoided by knowing what is happening throughout the jurisdiction.


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The principal difficulty will probably be encountered with lodge secretaries themselves. Some will go along with the plan eagerly and willingly, and will do their best to cooperate in every way. Then, there will be those who resist any form of change and will drag their feet as much as possible to slow down or "prove the new plan will not work." If the secretaries can be convinced that the new plan is not only better but will save them time and effort, the trouble is over. IOWA: The Grand Secretary of Iowa comments on the monthly report plan instituted in that jurisdiction: We were aware that the change-over from yearly returns to monthly returns would bring some problems. Our work on returns (for 1966 and those for 1967) for the first four months of 1967 was doubled. This we were able to absorb. Our disappointments have come from the lack of concern on the part of many of the secretaries. Even though we had given detailed information on just how the monthly returns were to be made and how the blanks were to be regularly returned to the Grand Secretary's office, about 50 secretaries had failed to submit any return going into the fourth month. These delinquencies were reported by us to the Committee on Lodges Chartered and Under Dispensation as required by the code. Improvements have been slower in coming than we hoped they would be.

NEGRO CLANDESTINISM MAINE: The Fraternal Correspondent, W.M. Bro. Ralph J. Pollard, sets forth quite clearly the relationship to Negro Freemasonry only of those of Prince Hall affiliation: NEGRO CLANDESTINISM

The following letter from the United Grand Lodge of England, addressed to a Past Grand Master of Maryland, is self-explanatory: "Thank you for your letter of 16th August with regard to the Prince Hall organization, which, so far as we see the position, claims descent from the Warrant issued on the 29th September 1784 in favour of fifteen men of colour residing in Boston, Massachusetts, to form a Lodge (then No. 459) on the roll of the Grand Lodge of England. That Warrant, which was like any other Warrant issued to a private Lodge, gave no power to the Masons of that Lodge to form other Lodges. "So far as the Grand Lodge of England i<; concerned, the brief history of the matter is that the Lodge in Boston, which was known as African Lodge, became inactive for one reason or another (no dues or communications received from it since the late 1790's) and it was erased from the Roll of our Grand Lodge in 1813, whereupon the Warrant became ineffective. This Warrant may still be in the possession of the Prince Hall Masons in the United States but had it come back into our pos.<;ession, as strictly speaking it should have done, it would have been endorsed as cancelled and retained for the records in our archives. "From the English Masonic point of view, therefore, the Prince Hall movement has been acting unconstitutionally by assuming the functions of a Grand Lodge and issuing warrants to form other Lodges. African Lodge was formed as a Lodge under the Grand Lodge of England and therefore it remained an English Lodge throughout the period of its existence: the Lodge and members were subject to the regulations of the Grand Lodge of England and they had


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no authority to use or act on the English Warrant by way of forming other Lodges and then forming themselves into a Grand Lodge." This letter completely refutes the claim to Masonic regularity made by presentday bodies of the so-called Prince Hall Affiliation, and utterly explodes the two myths upon which that claim is based-first, that the original charter of African Lodge was, in fact, a Provincial Grand Warrant, giving it power and authority to establish other lodges, and, second, that the physical possession of this warrant by one of the present Prince Hall bodies is evidence that these bodies are legally descended from the Grand Lodge of England. This charter was an ordinary warrant for a private lodge and nothing more, and it had been revoked years before the first Prince Hall Grand Lodge was formed. The first Prince Hall Grand Lodge was not organized until 1827, years after the original African Lodge had become extinct. From the beginning, this body was utterly spurious and clandestine. It did not derive its origin from a regular source. It was not formed by three or more regular lodges, because no such lodges existed. African Lodge had been dormant for years and its charter had been revoked, making it impossible for it to be legally revived, and no other regular Negro lodges had ever existed. Moreover, this so-called Grand Lodge was formed on territory already occupied by a regular Grand Lodge, which exercised exclusive territorial jurisdiction over the same. Color has nothing to do with the irregularity of these bodies. They would be equally clandestine if they were composed of white men. The founders of the Prince Hall movement actually established a new, independent and distinct fraternal organization of their own. For their own reasons, but without the slightest shred of either moral or legal Masonic authority, they saw fit to imitate and copy the organization, titles, rites and ceremonies of the Masonic Fraternity, but they are in no way whatever related to that institution. The Prince Hall Affiliation now has a long and honorable record of service to its own people, but it is no part of the regular Masonic Order. It is no more Masonic than are the Elks, the Eagles or the Ancient Order of Hibernians. It is not recognized as Masonic by any regular Masonic power on the face of the earth. Some of its bodies are recognized by the clandestine and unmasonic Grand Orient of France, but this is certainly nothing in their favor. So long as it is clearly understood that the Prince Hall Affiliation has no connection with our own Fraternity, we have no quarrel with that organization. But we cannot allow these clandestine bodies to mislead the profane world, which is largely ignorant of Masonic history and Masonic law, into thinking that they are a legitimate branch of regular Freemasonry. This they are not, and never have been.

OVER EXTENDED OR UNDER DEVELOPED We are aware that America is experiencing a new flexing of muscles when the popUlation of our great nation begins to shift restlessly from rural to urban, and from metropolitan to suburban areas. We know what is happening, but have we applied our thinking in such a way as will help Freemasonry keep pace with the new movement of the population? We think notl How many new areas of popUlation do we know about where there is no Masonic Lodge? In these newly developed municipalities there are churches and schools, but no Masonic lodges. Are we too content to rest on past glories and bask in the unrealistic thinking that the tide of membership and interest will in due course of events change for the better? If this is what we are doing, then we are most certainly wrong in what we believe to be the correct approach to keeping Freemasonry in the forefront. Freemasonry must


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keep pace with the times. Freemasonry is a way of life. If it is not adaptable to our way of life it will surely fail in its endeavor, and must go the way of all things that cannot adapt to change. We believe, as do others across the land, that the basic tenets of the most ancient of fraternities are as fundamental today as ever before. We belieye that without sacrificing anything whatsoever, without subjecting any of the basic elements of Masonry to any form of degradation, we can and must adapt the general scheme of things to modernization. We must make our Masonic way of life appealing to peoples of all ages and all walks of life. This we can and must do if we are to meet the requirements of our society. ILLINOIS: Grand Master Lingle commented on the report of his Committee on Metmpolitan Migration, and quoted some of the following from that report: "Long-established Masonic temples are slowly withering away in the graying areas because both members and prospective members in large numbers are moving to the suburbs. Consequently, in outlying communities everywhere, there are promising sites for temples enabling the whole family to participate in both social and fraternal activities. All of the outer cities have far more prospective Masons than are to be found in the inner city. What is more important is that the younger families, the seeking people, the future I\lasons are to be found in the suburbs. It is here where we can restore the age-old tradition of the son following his father into the Masonic lodge. "Our study indicates that there are 37 per cent who are conveniently located near their lodges, 25 per cent elsewhere in Illinois and 38 per cent elsewhere in the world. We estimate that there are 8,000 Masons living in 75 communities not now served by a lodge. There are 11,000 Masons living in 68 communities that have not affiliated with local lodges. Members of Chicago lodges have migrated to 143 towns in the state. Virtually everyone of the non-lodge towns, east of the I"ox River, has a large enough Masonic cluster to start a new lodge. "There will be lodges that will resist revealing their distant brethren. This practice of concealing distant members could be the basic cause of our diminishing membership. These brethren are not only lost to their old areas, they are lost in their new areas. The finest example of 'action against interest' for the greater good of Masonry, known to us, is one Master who writes personally to Masters in other areas to which his members have moved, giving their names and addresses and urging that they be asked to affiliate in their new localities. "Fortunately, this is a two-way street. Not all Masons are moving out to the suburbs. Some are moving into the city. Condominium and high-rise apartments are bringing back many retired families. It follows that each lodge stands to gain a little and lose a little. But Masonry as a whole has everything to gain and nothing to lose. Nothing would add vitality to Masonry more than to reactivate the thousands of brethren who no longer live ncar their home lodges and arc unknown to the lodges in their new areas. This to us, is the sleeping giant of Masonry. It is the key to conservation."

Grand Master Lingle then adds certain comments of his own: Now, I add my own comments to this excellent report. Bro. Paul R. Stephens, our Grand Secretary, informed me that there are 65 incorporated communities in this metropolitan area, having popUlations in excess of 3,000, that have no Masonic lodges. This means that 65 new lodges should be established in these suburban towns. And if we do not saturate these growing municipalities with Masonic


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facilities and Masonic life, other organizations will fill the vacuum and absorb the interest of substantial young men. This is no time for narrow thinking.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS Grand Lodges across the land now have Public School Committees. Almost from the beginning the settlement of our country was attended by the active presence of the Church, the Public School and the 'Masonic Lodge. Since the same men, for the most part, were active in all three, not a voice was raised against them. When one experienced trials and troubles, the chances were more than even, that all three would suffer the same ills. Now the time has changed to some extent. Forces arc at work that would separate the three into distinct and different groups. Some Grand Lodges resist the attempt more than others through their Public School Committees. ARIZONA: The Public School Committee in the Grand Lodge of Arizona is quite active and made the following recommendations to the Grand Lodge: I. That this Grand Lodge continue to lend its prestige and support to the observance of Public Schools Week as a worthwhile Masonic activity. 2. That the Grand Master appoint a committee of not less than five to coordinate the efforts of the lodges in this jurisdiction in these endeavors; that this committee be named Public Schools Committee; that one member be named from each of the metropolitan areas of Pheonix and Tucson, and that this committee be charged with the following duties: A. To assist the local lodge committees in planning for and the activation of the observance of Public Schools Week for 1967 by advising them as to methods, furnishing publicity, and otherwise assisting them. B. To manage the details of an essay contest (or such other contest as may be determined), sponsored by this Grand Lodge among the school children of Arizona. 3. That the Grand Master issue a proclamation to aU Masons through their various lodges urging them to: A. Give their individual support to the objectives of the Public Schools Committee of their local lodge by serving them in whatever capacity they may be called upon. B. That the Masters and Wardens, by joint action, appoint a Public Schools Committee in such time that they may plan with local school officials for the observance of Public Schools Week for 1968. C. That special meetings of Lodges not be held during Public Schools Week of 1968 except on order of the Grand Master, or for a funeral, or for a meeting whose main topic shall deal with Public Schools. 4. That an essay contest (or such other contest as may be determined upon) be held either during or immediately preceding Public Schools Week of 1968 on a statewide basis in public school grades 2 through 12, and that prizes of $10.00, $5.00, $3.00 and $1.00 for first, second, third and honorable mentions be awarded on a Duplicate basis, and that common sense be enjoined in determining the number of honorable mentions. 5. That each lodge or group of lodges (where more practical) conduct its own contest; that local prizes be awarded if desired; that Certificates of Merit be given to the best three in each grade, and that every effort be made to publicize the same. 6. That High Schools be presented with the contest under compliance with AlA Criterion IV, putting each student on his own, regarding the contest.


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7. That this Grand Lodge reimburse each lodge for one-half of its expense curred in the observance of Public Schools Week-however, no amount of imbursement to anyone lodge shall exceed the sum of $25.00. 8. That $250 be budgeted to this committee for general expense, $425 to used as contest prizes, and a sum sufficient to care for the reimbursement lodges as called for in item 7 above.

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ARKANSAS: In his address before the Grand Lodge of Arkansas, the Grand Orator had the following- to say about the Public School System, which we consider appropriate: Threats to public schools by aid to parochial institutions. I am an advocate of public education, having spent all of my adult life in the teaching profession, and I realize that every dollar spent on sectarian education is a dollar less for the education provided in the public schools. Too, every dollar spent on sectarian schools is an additional incentive for other religious groups to establish their own schools to be financed by public funds. Every dollar spent on sectarian education produces an increased division of our population, each warring against the others, and seeking power and influence for themselves. The adage of "united we standdivided we fall" is as applicable in the area of education as it is in the religious and political areas. In these days when the needs of education are so great and are increasing so rapidly, we can not afford to allow a "divide and conquer" philosophy to permeate our national life. This is not an attack upon sectarianism, for Masonry does not attempt to dictate our religious beliefs or affiliations. But neither does Masonry believe that religious bodies have the right to dictate to us their political affiliations or ideas. This threat wiII not materially affect many of us, for we are too advanced in years to actually see the final result of the "creeping strangulation" of our public schools. This, however, does not mean that we should be unconcerned. Any problem is easier to solve at its inception than it is after it has achieved momentum. It is our sacred duty, as Masons, to protect our children, and our children's children from this tragedy. Individually, we should let our opinions be known to our representatives, congressmen, senators, and elected officials; collectively, we can support "Paou" which is waging a vigorous campaign against any encroachment on the separation of church and state-One of our oldest and more revered Masonic principles.

OREGON: The Grand Lodge of Oregon has a very active Public School Committee. The committee believed each lodge should have a Public School Committee; the committee should report at each stated communication of the lodge any activity in which it engaged; keep in touch with legislators in area of lodge and let them know the feelings of the brethren about the public school system; each lodge should have at least one positive action program during the year, and may be anyone of the following types: Teacher Appreciation, Honor Retiring Teachers, Eighth Grade Program, School Visitation, Personal Contacts, Bring School to Lodge, Award Scholarships, Establish a Dean's Fund, Sponsor Contests and have Open House. The committee closed its report with these comments: The most important action of the Public School Committee is to stimulate the lodge members to actively participate in the annual school elections, which are held in May of each year. It is the obligation of every lodge brother to see that only good competent people who are free from subversion, are elected to our school boards. If no such person is nominated, circulate a petition and be sure


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that a good person is elected. It is a Masonic duty to serve your school district as a board member. We know there are strong forces working to take over the minds of our youth by indoctrination. It behooves every Mason to be constantly on the alert for any thought-control efforts in our schools, and advise the school board of the proof or suspicion. Masons should inform themselves of the scope and quality of the educational program in their local schools. Is the curriculum of such a nature that it will produce well-educated thinking citizens? Elect good school boards-and support them. Public School Committee Chairmen should make a file of this program and all pertinent information and pass it on to their successor. A report of each lodge's activities will be called for in November 1967, so each lodge committee should keep a record of all activities. REMEMBER "PUBLIC SCHOOL WEEK."

PUT IT IN WRITING CALIFORNIA: "Put it in writing!" So said the Grand Master of California, who then cited instances which prompted him to uttcr the statement. His comments were: Instances came to my attention during the year in which disputes arose over the terms and conditions of agreements entered into between a lodge and a member of the Craft. In each case the agreement was, in part at least, verbal and lacked the contractual formalities which are customary to the kind of transaction involved. The resulting controversies endangered the harmony of the Craft. In one case, which involved the construction of a temple in a rural community, the dispute became a community affair. Litigation in the courts was averted by prevailing upon the parties to submit the issues to a board of arbitration selected by the Grand Master. This procedure is now in progress. It is no mark of distrust among brethren to make use of standard business formalities and procedures in major transactions and, in the interests of minimizing areas of misunderstanding, this practice should be followed.

RESEARCH LODGE IOWA: The Grand Lodge of Iowa now has another research lodge, instituted July I, 1967, as Discovery Lodge, D.D. These are no fees and the dues are $5.00. It would appear that the lodge is off to a good start, and is composed of a nucleus of good brethren. From experience, we know that the first few years are difficult, but if interest continues the lodge can be a valuable asset to Freemasonry. We wish the Iowa brethren the very best of success in their present endeavor. Research Lodge No. I appears to have bcen stricken from the rolls of Iowa lodges in 1964, but we find another report of this group of Iowa brethren: Research Lodge No.1 was born in 1952, the son of the Grand Lodge of Iowa and its subordinate lodges. As with most births, there were many oh's and ah's and many were sure that the birth was a royal one, and there was great rivalry among those present to be wisemen or God-fathers. This lodge is now in an adolescent stage and as was the case in our own lives, it


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has become awkward, misguided, undernourished, and the cause of much concern to its parents.

Part of the waywardness is due to the child, but as in every case where a child has become a problem, the parents are not without fault and must be held responsible. This Grand Lodge has stricken the name of this child, Research Lodge No.1, from the published list of Iowa lodges since 1964. I am sure that many of those present have no knowledge that such a child was even born or is still living at Iowa City ekeing out at best an existence; still looking for acceptance and acknowledgment by its parents. My brethren, I am sure you are aware that your lodge grows only when you and the other members take an active interest in it and its members. I would call to your attention that Research Lodge No. 1 meets at Iowa City four times a year-the fourth :Friday of January, April, July, and October. Membership dues are $5.00 per year and for Iowa Masons this is one of the opportunities you have to hold dual membership. Seriously, my brethren, we need your membership and interest, particularly if you are doing research. Our meetings are open to all Masons and we cordially invite you to attend. Surely this lodge is located in the center of research material-the Grand Lodge library at Cedar Rapids, the libraries of the State University of Iowa and the State Historical Society, both located at Iowa City. If you have prepared a paper or have in your possession material that is relative to Masonry and the lodges of this grand jurisdiction, or of historical significance we would welcome a copy for our files. Your son wants to return to the field, be recognized by its parents, and receive their blessing. Will you give us your support?

RETIREMENT HOMES In the last few years several Grand Lodges in the United States have given their attention to projects involving the construction and operation of retirement facilities for the use of members of their lodges. Some have undertaken such projects and at least one now has a facility of this kind in operation. Masonic Manor in Nebraska, appears to be functioning quite well in that jurisdiction. CALIFORNIA: The Grand Master of California appointed a committee to go into the matter of retirement homes. He comments on the result of its work: The time seemed appropriate to explore this subject on behalf of our Grand Lodge and for this purpose I appointed a special committee with M.W. Ira W. Coburn, Past Grand Master, as Chairman. The committee conducted an extensive statewide study over a period of months and assembled a great amount of data which has been placed on file in the Grand Lodge Office. On the basis of this study, the committee submitted a report addressed to the Grand Master in which it concluded that there is not a present need in California for a Masonic sponsored retirment home project. To quote from the report, "it found there are large numbers of fiscally sound projects in existence which cater to the most wide variety of tastes and preferences." The committee recognized that "Grand Lodge might as a matter of policy find it desirable to develop retirement home facilities as an opportunity to provide additional service to its members . . . even without a demonstrable need," but pointed out that a feasibility study would require the services of experts in this field at a cost ranging from three to ten thousand dollars. The report further noted


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major problems to be dealt with involving corporate organization, financing, tax status and the extent to which the project would be subject to government regulation and control.

NEW JERSEY: The Grand Lodge of New Jersey received the following report of its special committee on Retirement Homes: The members of this Special Committee on Retirement Homes held several meetings during the past Masonic Year with the representative of a firm of Retirement Home Consultants and an architect who specializes in such projects. It appears that the need for space in a Retirement Home in a satisfactory location continues to outpace the construction of such facilities. The best advice we have obtained from said consultants and from government authorities indicates that the first facilities to be erected by a non-profit corporation to be sponsored by our Grand Lodge should probably contain a minimum of 200 apartment units and cost approximately $2,500,000. Practically the entire amount would be obtained from government financing. Of course, a great deal would depend upon the location and cost of the land, the type of construction allowed or required by the applicable building code and zoning ordinance, and various other factors. This is an informational report only, as we are not requesting any authority at this time to take any action toward building such a Home. During the next Masonic Year, we would like to continue our efforts to obtain as much additional information as possible. Then, too, if we should be fortunate enough to obtain, without cost, an option to purchase a suitable site, we would then be in a position to give specific detailed information as to cost, rents, obligations, etc. Let us assure you that we will not make any payment for an option, nor bind this Grand Lodge, in any manner whatsoever, until and unless you authorize it. At our last Annual Communication, you did authorize this Committee to incur expenses in an amount not to exceed $2,000 with the approval of the Grand Master. The amount expended did not exceed $200. We accordingly now submit to you the following recommendations: Recommendation No. I. That the Special Committee on Retirement Homes continues its efforts to prepare a tentative proposal for the establishment and operation of a Masonic Retirement Home, under the sponsorship of our Grand Lodge, in such detail and with such specific provisions as may be feasible under the circumstances; all without incurring any obligations or liabilities on behalf of our Grand Lodge. Recommendation No.2. That the Special Committee on Retirement Homes submit a report relating to such proposal at the next Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge. Recommendation ~o. 3. That the Special Committee on Retirement Homes be authorized, with the approval of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, to incur expenses in an amount not to exceed $1,800.

RITUAL In times of great increases in membership, something has not posed a problem to many Grand Lodges in recent years, the examination of candidates in open lodge has been a time consuming procedure. Some have even felt that certain of our candidates fear the ordeal of being examined in open lodge. Perhaps this is true. ARKANSAS: As a forward step toward making stated communications more attractive and more interesting by eliminating the necessity of examin-


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ing candidates as to their proficiency in the se\'cral deg-rees, the followingresolution was adopted: A resolution intended to: 1. :\lake stated communications more attractive in some lodges, thereby increasing- attendance, and 2. Eliminate to some extent, "drop outs." WHEREAS, Section 276 of the Digest of Laws requires that a candidate be examined in open lodge in the lecture of the degree already taken before being advanced, and must in like manner prove his proficiency in the lecture of the Master's Degree; and WHEREAS, It is a known fact that a number of men who would have made good Masons have given up \'iasonry altog-ether because of their fear of what is obviously a nerve wracking experience for the majority of candidates, especially the Entered Apprentices; and \VHEREAS, It is not unusual for an active lodge to examine on all three degrees at one stated communication, thereby extending the meeting by at lea'it one hour, resulting in many of the brethren leaving before the business of the lodge is discussed, and among those who remain arc many who use this examining period to visit with the adjacent Brethren; and \VIIERFAS, \Ve have no qualms about sitting- in lodge with a stranger vouched for by a committee appointed by the Worshipful Master (why then should we insist on our own candidates being examined and voted on by all the Brethren present?); and \VJlEREAS, \Ve should endeavor to create greater interest in Masonry by having short interesting and well planned meeting-s; Now Therefore Be It Resolved, J. That the Worshipful Master, with the consent of the lodge, may appoint a committee of three competent 'faster Masons to examine, in a place other than the Lodge room, a candidate upon his proficiency in a degree already taken. This committee shall make its report in open lodge and a simple majority vote of those present shall be required to accept the report. 2. That this in no way precludes a lodge from examining its candidates in open lodge if it so desires. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Committee on Work and Lectures offered the following resolution in an attempt to legislate against levity in the Second Section of the Third Degree: Despite the admonition of Grand Masters in former years, proper decorum is not being maintained in some of our lodges during the second section of the Master Mason's Degree. Your Committee on \Vork and Lectures accordingly recommends adoption by the Grand Lodge of the following Standing Resolution: "Resolved, That, before the beginning of the second section of the Master Mason's Degree while the lodge is at refreshment and just before the first candidate enters the room, the \\'orsbipful Master, or a brother designated by him, shall assume the East and address the brethren as follows: "The second section of the Master Mason's Degree constitutes a most solemn and impressive portion of our ritualistic work. In it are taught the ultimate lessons of Masonic philosophy-victory over death and the immortality of the soul. Nothing must be allowed to impair the deep impression which should be made upon the mind of the candidate. Accordingly, the Grand Lodge frowns upon any levity, horse-play or undue roughness and has, therefore, directed that there be no such actions and no audible laug-hter or other noise in the lodge room which might distract the attention of the candidate. Absolute quiet is enjoined upon each of


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you throughout this section to the end that the candidate may be deeply impressed with the seriousness and earnestness of every act performed and every word spoken." The resolution was adopted, after minor changes were made in the wording. GEORGIA: The Board of Custodians of the Grand Lodge of Georgia expressed thanks for the assignment of a copy of the code: We, the Board of Custodians of the Uniform Work of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Georgia, wish to thank the Grand Lodge for giving us the working tool of the Cipher Code for each Custodian to use in our endeavors. We feel that it has helped greatly in reducin!?; the number of arguments durin!?; our conducting of schools and has made believers of some whom have heretofore been unable to accept the code by oral tradition alone. We feel that it is a step in the right direction and urge the Grand Lodge to further pursue this line of thinkin!?; ill their future deliberations. Copies of the code have been distributed to all members of the board hut we want to impress the brethren that it is gross unmasonic conduct to copy or have copied any part of this code under the present Masonic laws. Therefore please refrain from any request to do so. PENNSYLVANIA: The Instructor of Ritualistic ,,york gave the brethren of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania three simple rules for good and effective rendition of the ritual: "It is axiomatic that 'learning the work' is not Masonry since the practice of Masonry cannot begin until after the ritual has ceased. The lessons taught by Masonry must be presented in such manner that the hearts and minds of the candidates will be touched and they, in turn, will be inspired to begin the noble task of transforming themselves into 'living examples' of our teachings. " The Instructor continues with his suggestions: How can the ritual be presented ill order to accomplish that much desired result? Any ritualist with a fair memory, a fair speaking voice and a reasonable amount of insight can do a more acceptable job if he will follow three basic rules: 1. The Method. In studying music years ago, the instructor insisted that everything be memorized, even the scales and exercises. He explained that, if I wished to play with expression, I must learn the piece so thoroughly that the fingers would automatically proceed to the next note, and then only I would be able to listen to myself play. This same basic principle works in exactly the same way in ritualistic work. If the ritualist will learn his work so well that the next word comes unhesitatingly to his lips, then he will be able to listen to himself speak. 2. The Purpose. The ritualist should not be concerned about the well-educated candidate who will surely understand the words and their meaning. But let him imagine that there is one candidate present who has not had all the advantages of a good education and has experienced a life of unremitting toil but who is just as hungry for Masonic Trust as the more fortunate brother. The ritualist must realize that the purpose of his performance must be to make his words and their message come to life in the mind of that earnest brother through careful attention to speaking clearly, with the proper exprcs..<;ion and emphasis. 3. The Color Scheme. To round out the proper presentation of ritual, it is necessary that the ritualist put into practice in his own life those sublime principles he explains when he confers a degree. This he does with increasing as-


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surance as he comes to realize that it is the only way he can live and keep his sel1respect. No more is needed and no less will suffice. All who hear you will know the difference and you will be more than a ritualist, you will be a teacher. Our ritual has been handed down by word of mouth for over 200 years and kept in its purity. We are the inheritors of that ritual and it is up to us to pass it on to our heirs in the same purity. Let us not fail in the trust that has been placed in us. KENTUCKY: The Grand Lodge of Kentucky adopted the report of the Committee on Ritual, which in effect brought back to that jurisdiction an old ritual. It is the hope of some that this work shall become the standard uniform ritual of Kentucky. The report included the following: One hundred and fifty-nine years ago, when it was very young, our Grand Lodge adopted for its use the monitorial work or that part of the ritual which may be properly written out in full. This Kentucky work, adopted in 1808, is the basis of the ritual we will hereafter suggest to you. Also in our research we found that, over 100 years ago, a distingui~hed Past Grand Master of Kentucky and one of the most brilliant scholars the Masonic world has ever seen, recorded the ritual in complex cypher form. And thus are we ahle to present to you, not our own personal ritual, but that of our ancient Kentucky brethren. Parts of that ritual have been prepared for presentation at this time so that you may know its form. Here follows parts of the ritual. Your Committee on Ritual makes the following recommendations: 1. As all things need a name for proper identification, we recommend that the aforementioned ritual be called simply "The Kentucky Ritual." 2. That the aforementioned "Kentucky Ritual" be printed in cypher or coded form and made available to the Kentucky lodges and brethren who desire to order and use it. 3. That each ritual book be numbered and that said books may be ordered only through a Kentucky lodge and upon it~ seal; the said books shall then be the responsibility of, and accounted for by the receiving lodge. By accounting is meant a record of the holder of each ritual. 4. That the Committee on Ritual make it self available a reasonable amount of time to assist lodges in ritualistic matters who are desirous of such instruction. 5. That the footnote to Regulation 40 holding that cypher books are illegal be and is hereby repealed. NEW MEXICO: The Grand Lodge of New Mexico disapproved the practice of anyone giving the Masonic Apron Lecture as an item of entertainment for a group of Rainbow girls. We certainly do most heartily agree with the Grand Lodge's position: It has been called to the attention of this committee that the Apron Lecture of of our First Degree ha<; been exemplified by Masons in local assemblies of the Order of Rainbow for Girls. We do not approve this activity and recommend that it be discontinued in this or any other organization.

SCHOLARSHIPS OHIO: The Grand Lodge of Ohio has an impressive five-year record of granting scholarships: Five years ago, the Grand Lodge of Ohio appointed a Scholarship Committee and charged it with the responsibility of devising a plan to reward a limited number of deserving young students enrolled in selected colleges, universities, and


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theological seminaries. At the same time, $10,000 wa" appropriated for the furtherance of the program which the committee was to develop. The original committee developed what has since become known as the Scholarship Plan of the Grand Lodge of Ohio. In essence, over the past five years, 25 scholarships in the amount of $400 each have been awarded each year, on the basis of scholarship and merit, to 25 young men and women. During each year this program has been in existence, the Ohio Council of Deliberation of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction has contributed an additional $400 to the committee, making it possible to award a total of 26 $400 scholarships. Feeling that the colleges, universities, and seminaries were better qualified than the committee to select the deserving scholars, the awarding of the scholarships has always been left entirely to the discretion of the scholarship boards of the ins ti tu tions.

SECRETARY TO SEND NOTICE CALIFORNIA: The Grand Lodge of California adopted the following amendment to its Masonic Code, which makes it possible for a secretary to legally advise the proper officers of other Masonic bodies, which use the lodge degrees as a prerequisite for membership, of the suspension or expulsion of a brother known to be a member of a particular affiliated and recognized }\lasonic body: When an applicant for initiation or affiliation is rejected, or a brother reprimanded, suspended or expelled, no member or visitor shall reveal, either directly of indirectly, to such person, or to any other, any transactions which may have taken place on the subject, nor shall any proceeding of the lodge, not proper to be made public, be disclosed outside thereof, under penalty of reprimand, suspension or expulsion, as the lodge may determine; provided however, that when the secretary of the lodge from which a brother has been suspended or expelled has knowledge that said brother is also a member of an organization the prerequisite of membership wherein is that a person be a Master Mason, said secretary shall notify the presiding officer or secretary of such organization of the fact of such suspension or expulsion; and provided further, that said secretary should, on restoration of such member, notify the presiding officer or secretary of such other organization of such restoration;

SEMI-PUBLIC LODGE COMMUNICATION NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Grand Master of New Hampshire made the following decision: Notified a lodge that no SEMI-PUBLIC MEETING should ever be closed in the presence of profanes, except by declaration by the Master with no other ceremony.

SHITTIMWOOD Biblical students are familiar with the wood of the Shitta Tree from which numerous articles of special interest to Freemasons were supposed to have been crafted. It is generally supposed that this wood is found only in the Holy Land. In his address to the Grand Lodge, the Grand Master of Alabama states that there is a small area near Huntsville where this particular tree grows. From this area another Masonic item of interest has originated: I was privileged to start the Shittimwood Traveling Gavel on its proposed fouryear course, opening in the wake of the 250th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of England and to be retired in 1971 at the Sesquicentennial of the Grand Lodge of


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Alabama. The wood was furnished by Helion Lodge ~o. 1, carved by Bro. Guin McKinney, long-time secretary of that lodge, the oldest in Alabama. The Shitta tree, the source of the Bible wood, grows only two places in the world, in the Holy Land and in a small area around Huntsville. The Ark of the Covenant was fashioned from it, the appointed wood of King Solomon's Temple was Shittimwood, and it was so important it was used as gift and barter in Biblical times. Acquaint yourself with the Traveling Gavel, and ask for its visit to your lodges and conferences. A log or history of its travels, with signatures of those attending meetings where it appears, will be a part of the museum record on its retirement.

SQUARE AND COMPASSES INDIANA: The Grand Master of Indiana did more than anyone we know to lead the movement for every Freemason to wear the square and compasses every day during 1967, the 250th anniversary year of the United Grand Lodge of England, which also was the 150th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Indiana. While we do not agree with his use of the word "compass" in this instance, we quote a portion of his comments about wearing the most widely recognized emblem in all Freemasonry: At the Council of Deliberation for the District of Indiana held at French Lick on June 11, 1966, a resolution was presented to the Council, and unanimously adopted, calling attention to the fact that the Square and Compass, emblem of a Master Mason, is the most universally known and the easiest recognized of all the Masonic emblems. The Council of Deliberation pledged its allegiance to the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Indiana and requested and urged that all Scottish Rite Freemasons wear the Square and Compass each day during the Sesquicentennial Year. The Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction likewise issued a proclamation that all members of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction wear the Square and Compass each day during 1967, the 250th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of England. At the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America, your Grand Master had the pleasure of presenting a resolution which had been signed by 32 Grand Masters in the United States. The year 1967 being of particular significance to Freemasonry, marks the 250th anniversary of the constitution of the Grand Lodge of England. They suggested that each Grand Master in his jurisdiction, by proclamation, order or resolution, join in a nationwide testimonial of respect and esteem to Ancient Craft Freemasonry by wearing the emblem of a Master Mason daily throughout the year 1967, as a salute to the United Grand Lodge of England on the completion of two and a half centuries of service to mankind. This resolution was unanimously adopted by the conference. Since that time many jurisdictions throughout North America have issued proclamations. LOUISIANA: The Grand Lodge of Louisiana desires its Grand Officers to have lapel pins designating each particular office: WHEREAS the Grand Lodge officers properly represent the Blue Lodges, the fundamental unit of the Masonic Order, and whereas they are sometimes embarrassed by reason of wearing a particular lapel pin designating their membership in the appendant body and further in order that Grand Lodge officers may be duly recognized as such in their representative capacity, it is hereby recommended that each of the elective Grand Lodge officers, that is, the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Grand Senior Warden, Grand Junior Warden, Grand Treasurer, Grand


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Secretary and Grand Lecturers each be furnished at the expense of the Grand Lodge an appropriate lapel pin designating their respective elective positions, and that these be worn by said officers during the tenure of their office, to be subse路 quently passed on to their successor in office, said pins remaining the property of the Grand Lodge.

TITLES KENTUCKY: The Grand Lodge of Kentucky adopted the following recommendation of the Jurisprudence Committee relative to titles of Grand Officers: The Grand Master shall be addressed as Most Worshipful and all other elective officers, including Past Grand Masters, shall be addresscd as Right Worshipful. The Grand Chaplain shall be addrcssed as Right Reverend and the remaining appointive officers as Worshipful.

WAITING PERIOD PROPOSED WASHINGTON: The Grand Lodge of Washington received the following amendment which would require a one-year waiting period before petitioning any organization which predicates membership on the Symbolic Lodge: Masonic Offense Soliciting for Concordant Orders. It shall be a Masonic offense for any Mason to solicit, directly or indirectly, any person to accept a petition for membership in any other organization requiring Ma'ionic membership as a pre路 requisite, prior to the time that the person so solicited shall have completed the ritualistic work in the Third Degree of Masonry, and passed his examination upon his proficiency in the Lecture of the Third Degree, and shall also have been a member in good standing of a regular symbolic lodge more than one 'Year prior to the date of such solicitation.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA PENNSYLVANIA: At the invitation of the R.W. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, M.W. Past Master Frank Gamblen, of the Grand Lodge of Western Australia delivered a most informative address on the customs in his Grand Lodge. That they may be shared with others we print them here, courtesy of. the proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania:

R.W. Grand Master and Brethren: First, I must express to you, Grand Ma<;ter, my very sincere thanks for your invitation to be present at this Communication of Grand Lodge and affording me the opportunity of speaking to the brethrcn. I would also express my appreciation of the many courtesies and the kindness I have expcrienced here in the short time I have been in Philadelphia. At the closing of every lodge in 'Vestern Australia we sing two hymns, "The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended" and "Abide with me." One of the verses in the former runs-"The sun that bids us rest is waking Our brethren 'neath the western sky; And hour by hour fresh lips are making Thy wondrous doings heard on high."


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How true this is-"The sun that bids us rest is waking my Brethren 'neath the western sky"-it is now 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning in Western Australia-and on behalf of my brethren who are now moving into a new day, I would convey the warmest of greetings to you all, and through the representatives of the various lodges to all the brethren in Pennsylvania. This I can do directly, on behalf of the brethren in Western Australia, and, I believe, indirectly for the brethren in the five other states of the Australian Commonwealth, as I know each of the Grand Masters personally and was present and spoke at each of their installations. I am therefore certain they would wish me to speak on their behalf. So, on behalf of all those Freemasons diametrically opposed to you here in Pennsylvania, I bring the warmest of greetings. Diametrically opposed? Yes, geographically, as the point antipodal to Philadelphia is in the Indian Ocean only a few miles from my home city of Perth. So that, except for a journey into space, this is about as far away from home as I can get. However, I would point out that even though we be poles apart, the line which joins us passes through the center, not only the center of our planet but the center of our existence. The golden thread of Freemasonry which joins us all passes through the center of the universe and links us with Him who is the center of our Order and round whom our Masonry revolves. I would assume, Brethren, that you would wish me to say something on Freemasonry in Australia. Of the nature and purpose of Freemasonry I will say nothing. Freemasonry the world over has the same basic principles, tenets and ideals; and there are others here present this evening whom I have already heard who are more eloquent and more competent to speak than I. But the practice of Freemasonry does exhibit interesting differences from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, both at the level of Grand Lodge and at the level of ceremonial procedure in private lodges. First let me fill you in on some geography. The continent of Australia is an island in the southwest Pacific area, but it is not quite the vision conjured up by those magic words "South Sea Island." It is almost the same area as the United States, with an east-west distance of 2,400 miles and stretches southwards 2,000 miles from the tropics. Each of the six states has its own State Government (with a Federal Government in Canberra) and in each there is an autonomous Grand Lodge. Western Australia comprises the western one-third of the continent, an area of a million square miles, four times the size of Texas! The present Grand Lodge was formed in 1900 by the mutual agreement of lodges then meeting under Warrants from England, Scotland and Ireland. Not all the lodges elected to throw in their lot with the new Grand Lodge, and to this day there is still one lodge operating under a Warrant from the United Grand Lodge of England, and 17 lodges under Warrants from Scotland. These lodges have their own District Grand Lodge under the Grand Lodge of Scotland, and, as would be expected, complete harmony exists between the Sovereign Grand Lodge and the District Grand Lodge within its borders. The general practice in Australia is to keep lodges reasonably small in numbers -in Western Australia very few lodges have more than 100 members. This is made possible by the policy of permitting plural membership-when a new lodge is formed, brethren are not faced with the agonizing decision of severing their connection with their mother lodge; past-masters and brethren alike can lend their support to a younger and smaller lodge while still retaining an interest and participation in their mother lodge. In both Grand Lodge and subordinate lodges there is no right of succession of


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office-even the Deputy Grand Master cannot expect to succeed to the office of Grand Master. The Grand Master is elected annually-with a maximum period of holding office of five years consecutive. All other officers are appointed by the Grand Master and only rarely will a brother receive appointments in two successive years, the exceptions being the District Grand Inspectors of Workings and such specialized officers as President, Board of Benevolence; President, Board of General Purposes; Grand Registrar and Grand Chaplains. (Each District Grand Inspector of Workings has about ten lodges in his district and his duty is to inspect and advise on ceremonial procedure. Beyond this he has no authority.) Much is required of Grand Lodge Officers. Apart from regular visits of inspection by the District Grand Inspector of Workings, each Lodge, on the night of its installation, receives an official visit from the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, or a Grand Lodge Officer delegated by the Grand Master to represent him, supported by a number of other Grand Lodge Officers. Thus, 319 lodges ranging from 460 miles southeast, 360 miles east and 1,600 miles north of Perth, each receive an official visit once a year. And Grand Lodge Officers alone arc not the only ones who travel. I recall the Worshipful Master of one lodge who travelled 260 miles each way to attend his lodge for meetings and rehearsals. The last new lodge I consecrated was at Jerramungup, 300 miles from Perth. Prior to the consecration of this lodge the brethren of the district travelled regularly to the lodge at Gnowangerup, 70 miles distant. Again, at one meeting on the Eastern Goldfields I took a census of the 92 brethren present-the total mileage travelled was 45,660 miles-an average of 245 miles each way-this was an outstanding exception. A Scotch lodge in a ghost town. But whether the lodges be scattered widely over the country, or congregated in the metropolitan area of the capital city; whether the brethren travel miles over lonely country roads or just a couple of city blocks, the same spirit actuates them as the brethren here-a genuine desire for knowledge and a sincere wish to render themselves more extensively serviceable to their fellow men-and the same principles guide them, the same brotherhood of man under the same fatherhood of God. With regard to ceremonial procedure at the lodge level, all brethren must wear tuxedo and black tie, all active Grand Lodge Officers on command full evening dress. The lodge is opened in the first degree and all business is conducted in this degree-thus the newest Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft is able to become acquainted with Lodge business. Any brethren of the lodge who wish to gain admission after the lodge is open, are admitted only after due report from the Tyler through the Pursuivant to the Junior Warden whose duty it is to admit Masons. Visitors are admitted after the completion of lodge business, again by report from the Tyler to the Pursuivant, but in this case every visitor must be vouched for by a brother present in the lodge who does so by rising in his place when the visitor's name is announced. Ceremonial is then proceeded with and should the labour be a Raising, say, the lodge is opened in the Second Degree, the Fellow Craft who is to be Raised being present, he then proves his proficiency in open lodge by answering the test questions, is given the pass word and leaves the lodge. The lodge is then opened in the Third Degree, the alarm received and the ceremony proceeds. The Brother on being Raised is invested with a Master Mason's Apron (which he has himself supplied) and which he then wears on all occasions. When he attains the rank of Worshipful Master of a Lodge the Rosettes are replaced by Taus, but he still wears the same Apron. A brother can become a Past Master only by serving for one year as a Master of a Lodge. He then becomes a Member of Grand Lodge and has the right to attend, speak at and vote in Com-


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munications of the Grand I..od~e. and if he is lucky, perhaps be selected later to fill an office in Grand Lodge. Every lodge meeting is followed by a }o'estive Board at which a set round of toasts are proposed, honored and. when appropriate. responded to. The standard toasts are: "The Queen and the Craft." "The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of \Vestern Australia." "The newly Initiated, Passed or Raised Brother." "The Visitors." "The Tyler's toast." together with domestic toasts of con~ratulatiolls for honors received, farewells, welcomes, etc. The control of the Festive Board with respect to toasts, harmony, etc., rests with the Worshipful Master, assisted by the Director of Ceremonies and the Junior Warden. The latter is responsible for the provision of harmony and usually takes the visitors under his care. It is here that brethren have the opportunity to fraternize with other memhers. and here that brethren have the opportunity to enjoy some excellent after dinner speeches. especially to hear from visitors, distinguished or otherwise. Of course, some speak too long, which reminds me that I should again thank you, Grand Master, for the privile~e of bein~ here, and again wish you very sincere fraternal greetings from the brethren of Western Australia.

WHAT IS MASONRY? OKLAHOMA: The Fraternal Correspondent of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma gives the following as comin~ from the Grand Lodge of China (Taiwan): WHAT IS MASONRY?

In the home it is kindness In business it is honesty In society it is courtesy In work it is fairness Toward the unfortunate it is pity Toward the weak it is help Toward the strong it is trust Toward the penitent it is forgiveness Toward the fortunate it is congratulation Toward God it is reverence and love.

WOMEN AND FREEMASONRY Several leaders of the Ancient Craft have spoken out against women in various reports to Grand Lodges. We quite agree that it is difficult to adapt women to anything within the tiled precinct of a Masonic Lodge. We are aware tJ1at in some jurisdictions labor is suspended so that a Worthy Matron, or some other titular head of a ladies organization, may be received. P.G.M. Dwight L. Smith, one of our leading reviewers and authorities on things Masonic has given us certain of his impressions in this area. Bro. W. Stewart Allmond, Fraternal Correspondent for the Grand Lodge of Delaware, again touches upon this subject of women and Freemasonry. We quote a portion of his comments:


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"Freemasonry is, and if it is to continue, must be composed of men. Any organization of mixed membership, men and women, is not and can never be considered a Masonic body." Those words were used by this Scribe last year in his foreword to his review. They arc repeated this year as a theme for a new topic"Feminization of Masonry?" As the Proceedings of others are reviewed, this "Old Timer" sometimes wonders if he is reading Masonic minutes or those of some appendant order. Perhaps a hetter word would he a "dependent order," for the so-called allied feminine organizations, attached to Freemasonry are dependent on it, for they limit their membership to Masons and relatives. One item, often found in the reports of Grand Masters, that continues to irk this Correspondent is the statement: "Mrs. Doe and I attended the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Timbuctoo."-Since when do women attend the Annual Communications of Grand Lodges? For what he has said and what he is about to say, he will no doubt bring down upon himself the wrath of the ladies and their chivalrous friends in Freemasonry, but he is now, and always has been, sincere in the belief that Freemasonry should be for men only. There is no room in the Craft for allied or dependent feminine organizations. This Scribe does admit the fact that much good work is done by them but he deplores the fact that some of the things done by them constitute direct interference in the affairs of some of the lodges. Let us see how the prediction of one Masonic leader, P.G.M. Dwight L. Smith, Indiana, is coming out. We quoted him last as saying: "Perhaps soon we shall be wearing rumes on OUR aprons." Has that day arrived? Fortunately not, as yet. It may be sooner than we think if the ladies start attending Grand Lodge Communications.

Brother Allmond then gives us about two and a half pages of quotes from various proceedings in which the "little woman" appeared prominently. We have every reason to believe that many women are deeply and sincerely interested in Freemasonry, because their husbands, their sons or other members of their immediate family are devoted to it. We believe their encouragement has been most helpful to the Fraternity. However, we certainly do agree that the report of the Grand Master is his. and not an account of his wife's activity during his year as Grand l\faster.

STATISTICAL ALABAMA: One Hundred Forty-seventh annual communication; Montgomery, November 21, 1967; 437 lodges; 2,051 raised; 74,519 members; 112 net loss; Missouri was not represented; James 'V. Cooper, Grand Master presiding; W. Hale Armistead, Grand Master elect; next annual, Montgomery, November 19, 1968. ARIZONA: Eighty-fifth annual communication; Phoenix, April 24, 1967; 61 lodges; 362 raised; 13,736 members; 140 net gain; ~fissouri was not represented; S. Barry Casey, Grand Master presiding; Kenneth D. Anderson, Grand Master elect; next annual, Tucson, April 22, 1968. ARKANSAS: One Hundred Twenty-sixth annual communication; Little Rock, 1'\ovember 21, 1967; 378 lodges; 1,234 raised; 52,898 members; 258 net loss; Missouri was represented; James L. Whitfield, Grand l\faster presiding; Ormand B. Shaw, Grand Master elect; next annual, Little Rock, 1"ovember 19, 1968. CALIFORNIA: One Hundred Eighteenth annual communication; San Francisco, October 9, 1967; 711 lodges; 4,900 raised; 241,834 members; 1,738 net loss;


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Missouri was not represented; Lawrence E. Dayton, Grand Master presiding; Eugene S. Hopp, Grand Master elect; next annual, San Francisco, October 18, 1968. COLORADO: One Hundred Sixth annual communication; Denver, January 24, 1967; 169 lodges; 886 raised; 45,902 members; 441 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Irving M. Cannon, Grand Master presiding; Charles T. Gore, Grand Master elect; next annual, Denver, January 23, 1968. CONNECTICUT: One Hundred Seventy-ninth annual communication; Hartford, April 5, 1967; 136 10dF;es; 912 raised; 44,742 members; 470 net loss; Missouri was not represented; William M. Wyman, Grand Master presiding; Harry E. Bellini, Grand Master elect; next annual, Hartford, April 3-4, 1968. DELAWARE: One Hundred Sixty-second annual communication; Wilmington, October 4, 1967; 27 lodges; 216 raised; 9,183 members; 22 net loss; Missouri was not represented; R. Franklin Gordy, Grand Master presiding; Elmer W. Randall, Jr., Grand Master elect; next annual, Newport, October 2, 1968. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: One Hundred Fifty-seventh annual communication; Washington, December 20, 1967; 48 lodges; 160 raised; 19,174 members; 642 net loss; Missouri was represented; Charles T. MacDonald, Grand l\faster presiding; William P. Jacobs, Jr., Grand Master elect; next annual, Washington, December 18, 1968. FLORIDA: One Hundred Thirty-eighth annual communication; Jacksonville, April 25, 1967; 304 lodges; 2,537 raised; 74,697 members; 1,084 net gain; Missouri was not represented; William M. Hollis, Grand Master presiding; J. T. Rouse, Jr., Grand Master elect; next annual, Jacksonville, April 23, 1968. GEORGIA: One Hundred Eighty-first annual communication; Macon, October 24, 1967; 479 lodges; 2,826 raised; 97,020 members; 170 net loss; Missouri was represented; Paul H. Ponder, Grand Master presiding; Raymond B. Muse, Grand Master elect; next annual, Macon, October 22, 1968. IDAHO: One Hundredth annual communication; Boise, September 7, 1967; 85 lodges; 265 raised; 14,125 members; 133 net loss; :\lissouri was not represented; Arthur L. Dingler, Grand Master presiding; Gifford R. Shaffer, Grand Master elect; next annual, Idaho Falls, September 17, 1968. ILLINOIS: One Hundred Twenty-eighth annual communication; Chicago, October 6, 1967; 865 lodges; 2,264 raised; 209,285 members; 4,344 net loss; Missouri was represented; Myron K. Lingle, Grand Master presiding; William L. Mason, Grand Master elect; next annual, Chicago, October 4, 1968. INDIANA: One Hundred Fiftieth annual communication; Indianapolis, May 16, 1967; 550 lodges; 3,416 raised; 177,407 members; 1,427 net loss; Missouri was represented; Joseph L. Bridwell, Grand Master presiding; John L. Bloxsome, Grand Master elect; next annual, Indianapolis, May 14, 1968. IOWA: One Hundred Twenty-third annual communication; Davenport, September 20, 1967; 532 lodges; 1,533 raised; 86,436 members; 1,322 net loss; Missouri. was represented; William W. Brubaker, Grand Master presiding; Kenneth Mill, Grand Master elect; next annual, Des Moines, September 18, 1968. KENTUCKY: One Hundred Sixty-seventh annual communication; Louisville, October 17, 1967; 471 lodges; 2,737 raised; 100,169 members; 69 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Davie J. Smith, Grand Master presiding; James B. Patrick, Grand Master elect; next annual, Louisville, October 51, 1968. LOUISIANA: One Hundred Fifty-sixth annual communication; New Orleans, February 13, 1967; 285 lodges; 1,275 raised; 51,176 members; 205 net loss; Missouri was represented; Peter L. Bernard, Jr., Grand Master presiding; A. J. Lewis, Grand Master elect; next annual, New Orleans, February 5, 1968. MAINE: One Hundred Forty-eighth annual communication; Portland, May 3, 1967; 208 lodges; 865 raised; 46,095 members; 457 net loss; Missouri was represented; M. Donald Gardner, Grand Master presiding; M. Donald Gardner, Grand Master elect; next annual, Portland, May 7, 1968.


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MISSISSIPPI: One Hundred Forty-ninth annual communication; Jackson, February 14, 1967; 302 lodges; 1,196 raised; 49,983 members; 460 net loss; Missouri was not represented; George A. Mullendore. Grand Master presiding; A. Doty Bailey. Grand Master elect; next annual. Jackson, February 13, 1968. MONTANA: One Hundred First annual communication; Missoula. June 26, 1967; 142 lodges; 381 raised; 23,529 members; 705 net loss; Missouri was represented; Donovan Worden, Jr., Grand Master presiding; Harry D. Loucks, Jr., Grand Master elect; next annual, Miles City, June 28, 1968. NEBRASKA: One Hundred Tenth annual communication; Lincoln. June 6, 1967; 271 lodges; 728 raised; 43,969 members; 600 net loss; Missouri was represented; Lewis R. Ricketts, Grand Master presiding; John A. Bottorf, Grand Master elect; next annual, Hastings, June 4, 1968. NEVADA: One Hundred Third, annual communication; Reno, November 13. 1967; 35 lodges; 220 raised; 7.283 members; 102 net gain; Missouri was not represented; Edward L. Pine, Grand Master presiding; George T. Myers, Grand Master elect; next annual, Reno, November 11, 1968. NEW HAMPSHIRE: One Hundred Seventy-ninth annual communication; Manchester, May 18, 1968; 82 lodges; 298 raised; 16,633 members; 149 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Carl A. Buswell, Grand Master presiding; Carl A. Buswell, Grand Master elect; next annual, Manchester, May 17, 1969. NEW JERSEY: One Hundred Eightieth annual communication; Atlantic City, April 12, 1967; 290 lodges; 1,711 raised; 99,273 members; 1,712 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Arnold C. Nielsen, Grand Master presiding; Morgan T. Morris, Jr., Grand Master elect; next annual, Atlantic City, April 24, 1968. NEW MEXICO: Ninetieth annual communication; Albuquerque, March 20, 1967; 65 lodges; 261 raised; 15,088 members; 221 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Hubert O. Robertson, Grand Master presiding; Oscar E. L. Newman, Grand Master elect; next annual, Albuquerque, March 18, 1968. NORTH CAROLINA: One Hundred Eightieth annual communication; Raleigh, April 18, 1967; 373 lodges; 2.119 raised; 65,963 members; 595 net gain; Missouri was represented; Arnold J. Koonce, Grand Master presiding; Alfred A. Fafer. Jr., Grand Master elect; next annual, New Bern, April 16, 1968. NORTH DAKOTA: Seventy-eighth annual communication; Bismarck, June 19, 1967; 118 lodges; 310 raised; 12,673 members; 174 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Ernest R. Nyman, Grand Master presiding; Gilbert H. Movius. Grand Master elect; next annual, Fargo, June 17, 1968. OHIO: One Hundred Fifty-eighth annual communication; Columbus; October 20, 1967; 677 lodges; 5,483 raised; 270,746 members; 1,895 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Ben R. Evans, Grand Master presiding; Donald E. Kretzinger, Grand Master elect; next annual, Columbus, October 5, 1968. OKLAHO;\1A: Seventy-fifth annual communication; Shawnee, February 13, 1968; 366 lodges; 1,219 raised; 78,599 members; 1,619 net loss; Missouri was represented; John Quimby Wilson, Grand Master presiding; J. Clay Thrash, Grand Master elect; next annual, Guthrie, February ll, 1969. OREGO~: One Hundred Seventeenth annual communication; Portland. June 14, 1967; 192 lodges; 635 raised; 10,774 members; 672 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Wilbur A. Wellborn. Grand Master presiding; Alfred B. Holmes. Grand Master elect; next annual, Portland, June 12, 1968. PENNSYLVANIA: One Hundred Eighty-second annual communication; Philadelphia, December 27, 1967; 609 lodges; 5.448 rai~ed; 249.414 members; 1,716 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Robert E. Deyoe, Grand Master presiding; John K. Young. Grand Master elect; next annual, Philadelphia, December 25, 1968. RHODE ISLA~D: One Hundred Seventy-sixth annual communication; Providence, May 15, 1967; 47 lodges; 295 raised; 17,598 members; 292 net loss; Missouri


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was rcpresented; ''''altcr G. Ballou, Grand Mastcr presiding; Robert ,V. Markham. Jr., Grand Master elect; next annual, Providence, May 20, 1968. SOUTH CAROLI:"iA: Two Hundred Thirtieth annual communication; Charleston, April 27, 1967; 314 lod~es; 2,:'11 raised; 62,388 members; 731 net gain; Missouri was not represented; R. Lewis Smith, Grand Master presidin~; R. Lewis Smith, Grand Master elect; next annual, Greenville, April 25, 1968. SOUTH DAKOTA: Ninety-third annual communication; Yankton, June 13, 1967; 164 lodges; 306 raised; 18,536 members; 363 net loss; Missouri was represented; Harold L. Tisher, Grand Master presidin~; Charles A. Howard, Jr., Grand Master elect; next annual, Aberdeen, June II, 1968. TENNESSEE: One Hundred Fifty-fourth annual communication; Nashville, March 27, 1968; 389 lodges; 2,778 raised; 93,998 members; 584 net ~ain; Missouri was not represented; Daniel P. Hene~ar, Grand Master presiding; James P. Quisenberry, Grand Master elect; next annual, ~ashville, March 26, 1969. TEXAS: One Hundred Thirty-second annual communication; Waco, December 6, 1967; 973 lodges; 4,636 raised; 241,706 members; 2,060 net loss; ;\fissouri was not represented; James D. Tomme, Jr., Grand Master presiding; J. D. Chandler, Grand Master elect; next annual. 'Waco, December 5, 1968. UTAH: Ninety-fifth annual communication; Salt Lake City, January 30, 1967; 32 lodges; 115 raised; 6,719 members; 82 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Howard E. Dorst, Grand Master presiding; Francis W. Dou~las, (;rand 1\faster elect; next annual, Salt Lake City, January 29, 1968. VIRGINIA: One Hundred ~inetieth annual communication; Richmond, Fcbruarv 13, 1968; 342 lod~es; 1,758 raised; 71,294 members; 236 net gain; Missouri was not represented; H. Bruce Green, Grand Master presiding; Jesse A. White, Grand Master elect; next annual, Richmond, February 11, 1969. WASHINGTON: One Hundred Tenth an~ual communication; Yakima, June 20, 1967; 284 lodges; 1,024 raised; 64,:'36 members; 1,173 net loss; Missouri was represented; E. Haskell Johns, Grand Master presiding; Audley F. Mahaffey, Grand Master elect; next annual, Seattle, June 18, 1968. WEST VIRGINIA: One Hundred Third annual communication; Charleston, October 11, 1967; 162 lodges; 1,027 raised; 47,577 members; 277 net loss; Missouri was represented; Fred Keeler, Grand :\faster presiding; G. Glenwood Brown, Grand Master elect; next annual, Clarksburg, October 16, 1968. WISCONSIN: One Hundred Twenty-third annual communication; Milwaukee, June 13, 1967; 302 lodges; 913 raised; 56,568 members; 1,189 net loss; Missouri was not represented; Doyn Inman, Grand Master presiding; Robert V. Osborne, Grand Master elect; next annual, Milwaukee, June II, 1968. WYOMING: Ninety-third annual communication; Worland, August 28, 1967; 55 lodges; 207 raised; 12,694 members; III net loss; Missouri was not represented; J. Drew Prugh, Grand Master presiding; Raymond L. Dennis, Grand Master elect: next annual, Cheyenne, August 26, 1968.


INDEX Alabama: statistical, 61c Arizona: Big Bro. Lodges, 5c; cornerstone dedication, IOc; Italian Relief, 7c; public schools, 47c; sponsor DeMolay, 13c; statistical, 61c Arkansas: Foreign recogOltlOn, 20c; Italian relief, 7c; public schools, 47c; ritual, 51c; statistical, 61c Bicentennial: 4c Big Brother Lodges: 5c Brotherhood: 5c California: Employment bureaus, 19c; Masonic clubhouses, 17c; retirement homes, 50c; statistical, 61c Charity: contributions and bequests, 7c; Italian relief, 6c Colorado: contributions and bequests, 7c; liquor, 31c; scholarships, 18c; statistical, 62c Connecticut: brotherhood, 5c; statistical, 62c Concurrent jurisdiction: 9c Cornerstone casket'>: 11c Cornerstone dedication: lOc Cornerstone refused: llc Cuba: 12c Delaware: Italian relief, 7c; statistical, 62c DeMolay: 13c District of Columbia: levity in Third Degree, 52c; Masonic Home, 38c; statistical, 62c Dues and fees: 16c Eastern Star altar: 17c Education: 17c Employment bureaus: 19c Financial: 20c Florida: statistical, 62c l'oreign Recognition: 20c l'redericksburg Record Book: 21c Georgia: code book, 53c; Holy Saints john, 27c; satistical, 62c Grand Secretary: 23c Grand Treasurer: discontinued, 24c Historical: 25c Holy Saints John: 27c Human Rights: 28c I Am Freemasonry: 28c Idaho: historical, 25c; statistical, 62c I ndex proceedings: 29c Illinois: DeMolay, 14c; metropolitan migration, 46c; statistical, 62c

Indifference: 29c Indiana: concurrent jurisdiction, 8c; liquor, 31c; square and compasses, 56c; statistical, 62c Information service: 30c Internal Revenue Service: Colorado, 7c Iowa: Italian relief, 7c; Research Lodge, 49c; statistical, 62c Italian Relief: 6c; Arizona, 7c; Arkansas, 7c; Delaware, 7c; Iowa, 7c; Montana, 8c; N. Car., 8c; New Hamp., 8c; Ohio, 8c; Washington, 8c Kentucky: statistical, 62c; uniform ritual, 54c Knights of Columbus: 30c Liquor: 31c, 32c Letters to suspend members: 31 c Lodge may parade: 34c Lottery tickets: 35c Louisiana: educational foundation, 18c; foreign recognition, 21c; statistical, 62c Maine: DeMolay comment, 14c; Grand Secretary, 23c; index proc., 29c; negro clandestinism, 44c; statistical, 62c ~1asonic apron: 35c Masonic buildings: 37c Masonic emblem: 9c Masonic homes: 38c Masonic manor: 40c ~fasonic road signs: 40c ~fembership files: 41c Membership trends: 41c Memorial Association: 23c Memorial service: 42c Military Lodge: 43c Mississippi: liquor, 32c; statistical, 63c Missouri membership trends: 42c ;\Iontana: Indifference, 29c; Italian relief, 8c; lodge may parade, 34c; memorial association, 23c; statistical, 63c Monthly returns, 43c ~ebraska:

liquor, 32c; Masonic Home, 39c; Masonic Manor, 40c Negro clandestinism: 44c New Hampshire: Cuba report, 12c; Italian relief, 8c; membership files, 41 c; statistical, 63c New Mexico: Apron lecture, 54c; cornerstone dedication, IOc; Cuban comment, 13c; statistical, 63c ~ew jersey: retirement homes, 51c; statistical, 63c ~evada: statistical, 63c ~orth Carolina: Italian relief, 8c; sta路 tistical, 63c

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North Dakota: combined, 24c; statistical, 63c Officers' lapel pin: 56c Ohio: Italian relief, 8c; liquor, 32c; scholarships, 54c; statistical, 63c Oklahoma: financial, 20c; 1\1asonic road signs, 40c; supports DeMolay, 15c; statistical, 63c Oregon: Gr. Treas. discontinued, 24c; Masonic emblem, 9c; military lodge, 43c; public schools, 48c; statistical, 63c Pennsylvania: effective ritual, 53c; sta路 tistical, 63c Perfect youth: 16c Public schools: 47c Research Lodge: 49c Retirement homes: SOc Rhode Island: statistical, 63c Ritual: SIc Scholarships: 54c Secretary's notice: 55c Semi-public communication: :>;)c South Carolina: Cuban dimit, 13c; statistical, 64c South Dakota: Big. Bro. Lodges, 5c; Knights of Columbus, 30c; South Dakota, 31c; statistical, 64c

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Shittimwood: 55c Statistical: 61 c Square and Compasses: 56c Tennessee: dues and fees, 16c; statistical, 64c Texas: information service, 30c; statistical, 64c Titles: 57c Utah: statistical, 64c Virginia: bicentennial, 4c; DeMolay support, 15c; :\lasonic Home, 39c; perfect youth, 16c; statistical, 64c Waiting period proposed: 57c Washington: Italian relief, 87c; lottery tickets, 35c; membership trends, 41c; sale of liquor, 33c; statistical, 64c 'Vestern Australia: 57c 'Vest Virginia: cornerstone caskets, lIe; Fredricksburg record hooks, 21c What is Masonry: 60c Winkels, Fred: 3c Wisconsin: human rights, 28c; statistical, 64c 'Vomen and Freemasonry: 60c ""yoming: cornerstone refused, lie; DeMolay question, 16c; statistical. 64c


INDEX TO THE 1968 PROCEEDINGS A Address of Grand :\Iaster \VilIiam R. Denslow Appreciation Conclusion Consolida tion of Lodges Cornerstones and Dedications Deaths Decisions Dispensations Lodges U.D. Masonic Home of Missouri Oddities . Recommendations State of the Craft Trial Commissions Foreign Visitations . Visitations Unusual Events . Alphabetical List of Lodges With District Numbers . A Masonic Review Appointments .. . . Assistant Superintendent of :\Iasonic Home Auditor, Report of .

6 15 15 9

y 9 9 9 9 9 14 14 6 10 9 II 10

. .

Il4 Ic 107 III 27

B

Benediction ............................ ........................ Biographical Sketch of Grand Master \Villiam R. Denslow . Board of Directors of Masonic Home, 1968-1969

109

III

C

Called From Labor . Called to La bor Closing Confirmation of 1970 Annual Communication Dates Credentials (Interim)

34, 85 35, ~7 109

104 3

D

District Deputy Grand Lecturers, List of, 196~-1969 District Deputy Grand Masters, List of, 196R-1969

112 112

E

Election of Officers Election of Directors of the Masonic HOllie Board Entertainment

85 R5 85

F

Fifty-Year Buttons Presented

20

G

Grand Representatives, To and From Missouri Grand Secretary's Tabular Statement Greetings

162 126

109

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INDEX

Installation Introduction of Board of Directors of Masonic Home Introduction of D.D.G.L.'s . Introduction of D.D.G.M.'s . Introduction of Distinguished Guests Introduction of Distinguished Guests (Missouri) Introduction of Past Grand Masters Invitation Extended

108 4 4 4 4 4 4 97

L

Ladies List of List of List of List of List of List of Lodge

Invited to Attend Installation District Deputy Grand Lecturers District Deputy Grand Masters 50-Year Buttons Presented ..... Grand Representatives and Their Addresses Living Past Grand Masters of This Jurisdiction Lodges Alphabetically by Location and Districts Directory, by Districts .

J08

112 112 20 162 111

114 140

M

Messages . Missouri Lodge of Research Officers, 1968-1969 Motion Regarding Harry S Truman ...

III 107

N

16

Nominations for the Masonic Home Board

o Officers, G rand Lodge of ~I issouri, 1968-1969 Officers of ~fasonic Home, 1968-1969 Opening .. Other Appointments

Cover IV III 3

III

p

Past Grand Masters, Living . . Photograph of Grand Master William R. Denslow (1967-1968) Photograph of Grand Master Elvis A. Mooney (1968-1969) Presentations . Proficiency Certificates Proposed Amendments to By-Laws

III Frontispiece 165 108 75 101, 105

R

Remarks Remarks Remarks Remarks Remarks Remarks Remarks Remarks Remarks Remarks

hy by by by by by by by by by

M.W. Bro. Mauro Bara(li R.W. Bro. Carl R. Greiscn M.I. Compo Alfred W. Griffith M.W. Bro. Edward Hamilton M.E. Compo A. Eldon Hoover R.W. Bro. Charles E. Jones R.W. Bro. C. Milton Lancaster M.W. Bro. \\'. l\'orman Penn R.E. Sir Knight Lloyd E. Poore M.W. Bro. Perry A. Risberg

84

105 107

84 107 107 105

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84 .

107 103


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INDEX

Remarks by M.W. Bro. D. Warner Wells Report of Auditor . Report of Committee on: Appeals and Grievances Building Supervisory Board By-Laws . Chartered Lodges Credentials . Entertainment of Distinguished Guest~ Forms and Ceremonies Fraternal Correspondence George 'Washington Masonic National Memorial Association Grand Master's Address Jurisprudence Lodges Under Dispensation :\lasonic Boards of Relief .. Masonic Education Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis Mileage and Per Diem Necrology Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges Relief and Charity ... Revision of Constitution Ritual Sesq u icen tenn ial '\lays and :\leans Report of Grand Lecturer Report of Grand Secretary Report of Grand Treasurer Report of the Masonic Home .... Report of Missouri Lodge of Research Results of Election of Directors of the Masonic Home Board Results of Election of Grand Lodge Officers

3d 105

27 88

103 81 87 106

98 83 84

98 16 63 81

89 88

97 106 95 84

82 81

75 96

99 73 17

27 35 101 85 85

S

110 109 III

Special Committees, 1968-1969 Standing Committee..;, 1968-1969 Superintendent of the Masonic Home T

73

Tellers Appointed W

Wives of Grand Lodg-e Officers Presented

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