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BIOGRAPHICAL WALTER L. WALKER

Grand Master. 1973-74 Walter L. Walker, Neosho attorney, was installed as Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri at its 152nd Annual Communication September 25, 1973. Walker, born October 6, 1927 near Granby, Missouri, received his elementary and secondary education in the public schools of Kansas City except for his senior year of high school. He moved with his parents, Walter Joseph Walker and Mae Patterson Walker, to southwest Missouri in 1944 and was graduated from Stella High School that same year. Following graduation from Joplin Junior College in 1946, Walker served with the Army in Japan during the occupation, 1946-47. His studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia were interrupted for further military service in 1950-51. He was wounded in action in Korea in 1951. Walker returned to the University, graduated in 1953 with the Juris Doctor degree and was admitted to the Missouri Bar that September. A member of Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity, he was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in 1955, served as president of the Newton-McDonald County Bar Association 195759, and was Municipal Judge of the city of Neosho from 1957 to 1966. He is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the American Judicature Society. He is listed in Who's Who in the Midwest. Walker was married June 24, 1951, to Marilyn L. Land. They are the parents of two daughters, Marcia Lynn, born March 18, 1956, and Charlotte Ann, born December 16, 1972. Walker entered the Masonic Fraternity in 1949 and was Master of Stella Lodge No. 538 in 1957. He served on the Grand Lodge Committees on Appeals and Grievances and Jurisprudence prior to his appointment as Junior Grand Marshal in 1964. He became a member of the Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri in 1970 and served as President of the Home 1972-73. His other Masonic and Masonic-related memberships include: Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Joplin, 32째; Tyrian Chapter No. 52, Royal Arch Masons, Neosho; Neosho Council No. 46, R. & S.M.; Neosho Commandery No. 57, K.T.; Abou Ben Adhem Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Springfield; St. Andrew Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine; Stella Chapter No. 438, Order of the Eastern Star; Neosho Shrine Club; Missouri Lodge of Research; DeMolay Honorary Legion of Honor. His civic activities include: Neosho Lion's Club, President 1971-72; Chamber of Commerce; Clyde R. Burdick American Legion Post 163, Neosho


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(Past Commander) ; Disabled American Veterans (life member) ; 40-8 Society, Joplin; Crowder College Foundation, Neosho. He is a member of the First Christian Church at Neosho, and a former Deacon, church school teacher, and chairman of its Board of Trustees.


GRAND LODGE Ancient, Free and Accepted

Masons of the State of Missouri •

Official Proceedings One Hundred Fifty-Third Annual Communication •

September 30 and October 1, 1974, A.L. 5974


OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 1973-1974 M.W. Grand Master

WALTER L. WALKER P.O. Box 487, Neosho 64850

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One Hundred Fifty-Third Annual Communication The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened in the l53rd Annual Communication on Monday, September 30, 1974 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 3633 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri. M.W. Past Grand Master George F. Morrison called the Grand Lodge to order for the presentation of the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker. M.W. BRO. MORRISON: Good morning, Brethren. This is a very pleasant assignment which the Grand Master has given me this morning. Back in August 1964 I gave serious consideration, as Deputy Grand Master at that time, to a number of appointments, which included an appointment to the Progressive Line Officers of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. M.W. Brother Craig, from Springfield, Missouri, had appointed me to the line and it was felt that, geographically, the southwest part of the state should be recognized. My wife, Marie, and I drove to Springfield and discussed the matter with Brother Craig. He didn't have anyone in particular that he would recommend, so I talked to the Grand Lecturer, Freelon K. Hadley, and he introduced me to the brother that I shall present to you in just a few minutes. This brother, on talking to me, impressed me very favorably. I found out that he had been a leader in the area, although he originally came from Kansas City, Missouri-and Kansas City lays a claim to him-he went down into Neosho and Stella. He is a very outstanding lawyer down there. He has been a municipal judge. In every organization with which he has been associated he has been a leader. In the Christian Church he is Deacon and Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a Sunday School teacher. In the American Legion he has been commander of his post. He is a Disabled War Veteran. There are many wonderful things he has done. In Korea in 1951 he was seriously inj\lred and he lived with the pain from 1951 until about 18 months ago, when, for some reason or other he cannot explain-he had been under heavy medication to alleviate the painwhen, 10 and behold, one day the pain was gone and it was probably considered a miracle, because the doctor couldn't explain it. In all of these things he has been outstanding, the Lord has blessed him so that he may serve this Grand Lodge without that excruciating pain. But, more especially, he is a very dedicated and devoted family man. To me this is the mark of a great character. He has a wonderful wife, Marilyn. His first daughter was 17 years old when his second daughter was born in December 1972, and with the little one-year-old daughter, the four of them have made trips back and forth to St. Louis. They stayed together; they travel together; they pray together. To we as Masons I think this is very meaningful. So I think this morning, since R.W. Bro. Freelon Hadley was the one that introduced me to our Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Walter Walker, it

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would be in order for him to escort our Grand Master to the Gra-nd East. I suggest we rise and give him a good Masonic welcome. (Applause) R.W. Bro. Freelon K. Hadley, Past Grand Lecturer, conducted M.W. Grand Master Walter L. Walker to the East and led the Grand Lodge in according the Grand Honors. GRAND MASTER WALTER L. WALKER: I would like to say a word to these two gentlemen. In the time I have been in the Masonic Grand Lodge Line I have followed these two as an example of what to do that was right and I haven't gone wrong yet. I have certainly appreciated the help and support of both of you. Thank you. I will ask that you remain standing and I will now introduce the Grand Lodge Officers. THE GRAND OFFICERS FOR 1973-1974

Grand Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walter L. Walker Deputy Grand Master. . Herman A. Orlick Senior Grand Warden..... . Lewis C. Wes Cook Junior Grand Warden......... . Fielding A. Poe Grand Treasurer............ . William H. Utz, J1'. Gmnd Secretary Frank· A. Arnold Grand Lecturer. . . . Stanton T. Brown Senior Gmnd Deacon_ . . . ..James A. Noland, Jr. Junior Grand Deacon. ................. J. C. Montgomery, J1'. Seni01' Gmn'd Steward.... . . Gus O. Nations Junior Gl'and Steward.. . Dr. J. Edward Blinn Senior Grand Marshall. . . . . . . William J. Hill Junior Grand Marshal. . . . . . . Edward Allen Kohler Gmnd Sword Bearer. . Ray England· Grand Pursuivant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floyd L. Wolfe Gl'and Chaplain............. '" Carl L. Radford Grand Chaplain.... . Cecil H. Hurt Gmnd Chaplain......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Frank B. Kellogg Grand Chaplain........ . .. Dr. Thomas S. Messer Grand Chaplain ......... . ... , .... Dr. Myron M. Meyer· Grand Chaplain. . .... Alvan D. Rubin· Grand' Chaplain. .......... Merton J. Hirsch, III Grand Orator. .......... . .. J. Curtis Green Grand Tiler.. Alfred E. Spencer • Not Presen t. OPENING

M.W. Grand Master Walter L. Walker with the officers of the Grand Lodge opened the Annual Communication in accordance with Missouri ritual. R.W. Bro. Frank A. Lewis led the brethren in the opening ode. R.W. Bro. Cecil H. Hurt, Grand Chaplain, offered the invocation. CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE-INTERIM REPORT

To the Grand Lodge) A.F. &' A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your committee on Credentials begs to repon that a constitutional number of subordinate lodges are represented. . CARL E. ETZ) JR., Chairman.


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INTRODUCTION OF PAST GRAND MASTERS

R.W. Bro. James A. Noland, Jr., Senior Grand Deacon, introduced the Past Grand Masters of Missouri who were present: Forrest C. Donnell (1942-43) Morris E. Ewing (1947-48) Homer L. Ferguson (1951-52) JamesM. Sellers (1953-54) Orestes Mitchell, Jr. (1954-55) Harold M. Jayne (1956-57) Frank P. Briggs (1957-58) Harold O. Grauel (1959-60)

Bruce H. Hunt (1960-61) Martin B. Dickinson (1962-63) George F. Morrison (1964-65) William R. Denslow (1967-68) Elvis A. Mooney (1968-69) J. Morgan Donelson (1969-70) William H Chapman (1970-71) Thomas J. Davis, Jr. (1971-72) W. Hugh McLaughlin (1972-73)

The Past Grand Masters were accorded Grand Honors and were conducted to the East where they were greeted by the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master. INTRODUCTION OF GRAND MASTERS OF OTHER GRAND LODGES

R.W. Bro. J. C. Montgomery, Junior Grand Deacon, introduced the Grand Masters of other Grand Lodges: M.W. Bro. David L. Griffiths, Grand Master of Iowa M.W. Bro. Henry T. Hooper, Grand Master of Georgia

The Grand Masters were accorded Grand Honors and were greeted by the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master. INTRODUCTION OF GRAND OFFICERS OF OTHER GRAND LODGES

R.W. Bro. Gus O. Nations, Senior Grand Steward, introduced the Grand Officers of other Grand Lodges: R.W. Bro. George R. Baddour, Deputy Grand Master of Tennessee R. W. Bro. T. Leo Stines, Grand Senior Warden of Nebraska R.W. Bro. Charles T. Jackson, Grand Secretary of Iowa M.W. Bro. Ralph A. Perry, Past Grand Master and Grand Treasurer of Georgia R.W. Bro. Albert O. Arnold, Jr., Grand Secretary of Kansas R.W. Bro. C. W. Reese, Grand Secretary of Oklahoma

The distinguished guests were welcomed by the applause of the Grand Lodge and were greeted by the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master. INTRODUCTION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF OTHER MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS

R.W. Bro. .J. Edward Blinn, Junior Grand Steward, introduced the representatives of the Appendant Bodies of Missouri: R.W. Bro. Edward McMurry, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold, Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of the State of Missouri W. Bro. Pressley L. Crummy, Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commander}' of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri


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W. Bro. Robert G. Bird, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Ordcr of the Eastern Star.

INTRODUCTION OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS

R.W. Bro. William J. Hill, Senior Grand Marshal, presented the District Deputy Grand Masters, who had served with loyalty and zeal during the year 1973-74. Grand Master Walker expressed sincere appreciation for the kindnesses and assistance extended by District Deputy Grand Masters. He gave credit to them for the good that was accomplished during the year. INTRODUCTION OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

R.W. Bro. Stanton T. Brown, Grand Lecturer, presented the District Deputy Grand Lecturers. The Grand Master expressed the mutual pride he and the Grand Lecturer had of the District Deputy Grand Lecturers for their work in the ritual of our organization. He thanked them for their contributions to the lodges and for their cooperation with the District Deputy Grand Masters. INTRODUCTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AND PERSONNEL OF THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI

R.W. Bro. Herman A. Orlick, Deputy Grand Master and President of the Masonic Home Board, introduced the members of the Board and the Officials of the Board. R.W. Bro. Leonard Langeneckert, Vice President R.\V. Bro. Vern H. Schneider, Treasurer R.W. Bro. Lewis C. Wes Cook R.W. Bro. E. Allen Kohler R.W. Bro. Roy W. McGhee, Sr. R.W. Bro. James A. Noland, Jr. R.W. Bro. Fielding A. Poe W. Bro. Russell L. Wilcox Bro David R. Hensley, Legal Counsel Bro. Richard D. Jacohs, Financial Advisor R.W. Bro. Lewis C. Robertson, Co-ordinator of Fraternal Relations W. Bro. Max E. Wood, Administrator M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker, Chairman of the Board

The Grand Master expressed his appreciation and that of all members of the Board to Brother Orlick for his service as President of the Board. MESSAGES

The Grand Secretary read messages of good wishes and fraternal greetings: M.W. Bro. Conrad Hahn, Exccutive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association of the United States Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Israel Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star


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ANNUAL ADDRESS OF GRAND MASTER

M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker, Grand Master, read the report to the Grand Lodge, with a referral to the "Appearances of the Grand Master"; at the conclusion of which he presented and read a supplement to his address, which supplement was in relation to the establishment of a second Masonic Home in the greater Kansas City area. The full text of the annual message and of the supplement to the address of Grand Master Walter L. Walker follow:


Address of the Grand Master To the Grand Lodge of Ancient) Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: Good morning and welcome to the 153rd Annual Communication of your Grand Lodge. It is my pleasure to recognize distinguished guests and visitors from other jurisdictions and Masonic leaders of the State of Missouri. The Grand Lodge By-Laws require the Grand Master to report his official acts and present his opinion as to the state of the Craft since our last Annual Communication. I will, therefore, give you a report of my decisions and observations as Grand Master during the past year. COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATUTES Section 2.040 (q) requires the Grand Secretary to review semi-annually with the Grand Master and other elective officers, the budget and operation of his office. These required meetings were held and also a third meeting due to fluctuating economic conditions. Section 4.030 (g) requires each District Deputy Grand Master to file a report with the Grand Master with a copy to the Deputy Grand Master at least 30 days prior to the Grand Lodge Communication, setting out his official acts for the year and the state of Freemasonry in his district and his comments on each lodge. Most of the reports were received on time. It was necessary to remind a few of the district Deputy Grand Masters to make their reports or complete reports that had been partially made. We find these reports to be most useful in planning for Area Meetings and making speeches in a particular district. I have appreciated the cooperation received from the District Deputy Grand Masters this year. Section 2.010 (n) requires the Grand Master to have the accounts of the Grand Treasurer and the Grand Secretary audited for the fiscal year. The Auditor's Report will be presented later in the meeting. DECISIONS Three decisions were made requiring approval of the Grand Lodge. They are as follows: 1. An inquiry was made concerning use of a tape recorder during discussion on lodge business. It was felt a member should be able to refer to obligations and other esoteric matter in his comments. It is my ruling that use of a tape recorder during a tiled subordinate lodge meeting for recording purposes is prohibited. This ruling does not apply to the use of a recording machine or court reporter during a trial. (See Section 30.170.) 2. Status of a non-proficient Master Mason. DeSoto Lodge No. 119, A.F. & A.M., raised a brother and before he gave his proficiency, his employment took him to another state. He was suspended for nonpayment of dues. He now seeks reinstatement to DeSoto Lodge for the purpose of affiliating with a lodge in another state.

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The question asked was, "If he petitions for reinstatement, can he affiliate with this out-of-state lodge without showing suitable proficiency as a Master Mason in Missouri?" My ruling was that he must pass a suitable proficiency in the Third Degree in DeSoto Lodge before he was eligible to affiliate with the out-of-state lodge. 3. Inquiry was made from the 45th District concerning fund-raising projects allowed for new charitable contribution funds set up last year. The request was for an interpretation of Section 9.140 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws adopted 1969 with respect to the use which may be made of any part of a lodge building in view of the decision annotated in 1960 at page 30 and 132 prohibiting card parties for which tickets were sold and at which table prizes were awarded. My decision is as follows: a. The amendment of 1969 limited all prior decisions on use of lodge buildings, including the 1960 decision, to the use of the lodge room, preparation room and tiler's room. If the tiler has no room, then to a reasonable area close to the door of the lodge room. b. The use of the remainder of the building is defined in the PROCEEDINGS OF 1971 at page 48. This decision was made after the 1969 amendment and should be included in the new pocket part. c. Any activity that does not include drinking, gambling or other illegal activity is permitted in the lodge building other than the lodge room, preparation room or tiler's room or area for the tiler. d. No opinion is given as to the tax consequences of possible activities and funds raised.

CONSOLIDATIONS There were three consolidations during the past year. They are. Tower Grove Lodge No. 631, A.F. & A.M., with Meridian Lodge No.2, A.F. & A.M., on October 11, 1973; Forest City Lodge No. 214, A.F. & A.M., with Oregon Lodge No. 139, A.F. & A.M., on January 16, 1974; and Spickardsville Lodge No. 524, A.F. & A.M., with Trenton Lodge No. Ill, A.F. & A.M., on May 2, 1974. Due to the fact that our population moves frequently, strengthening some lodges and weakening others, it is my hope that we have more consolidations in the coming year. For Masonry to work and the Masonic lodge to serve its members, the lodge must be located as close to the members as possible. LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION It was a pleasure for me to establish two Lodges Under Dispensation during the past year. They are Bunker Lodge, set to work by R.W. Bro. James D. Hackworth, District Deputy Grand Master of District 47, and Central Crossing Lodge, set to work by R.W. Bro. Chester B. Royer, District Deputy Grand Master of District 55. The two areas in which the new lodges are located are areas in which a large Masonic population exists without a lodge nearby. I congratulate these two lodges and wish them every success in the future.

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have been concluded and others are in progress at this time. The records on these trials pending and concluded are on file in the Grand Secretary's office for those who wish to examine them. I feel setting them out in detail would serve no useful purpose. The Deputy Grand Master has received copies of all correspondence leaving my office on Masonic matters, and is informed as to the present status of all trials pending. STOCKTON LODGE NO. 283, A.F. & A.M. It became necessary during the past year to suspend the functions of Stockton Lodge No. 283, A.F. & A.M., because they refused to comply with the requirements of the Building Supervisory Board as set out in the Grand Lodge law. When compliance with the Grand Lodge law was accomplished, I placed them under the supervision of the District Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Ronald P. Learning, and after six months, released them from suspension after being assured that they would comply with the Grand Lodge law in the future. CACHE LODGE NO. 416, A.F. & A.M. During the past year it became necessary for me to remove Wor. Bro. Bernar!i M. W. Sciarone as Master of Cache Lodge No. 416, A.F. & A.M. Complaint was made to the Grand Master earlier this year that certain irregularities constituting official misconduct were committed by the Master of Cache Lodge. As required by Section 29.200, I investigated the matter and fou.nd the complaint to be well-founded. The charges were that the Master wrote out the obligations and used them to coach candidates and that certain petitions presented to Cache Lodge had been altered and changed while in the Master's possession against the will of the Secretary. It was my belief that the interest of Freemasonry would be better served if the Master was suspended from office. On July 17, 1974, I suspended Bernard M. W. Sciarone as Master of Cache Lodge No. 416, A.F. & A.M., ,and appointed a Trial Commission composed of three officers of the Grand Lodge to conduct the trial. The trial was set for August 22, 1974. Prior to commencement of the trial, a judgment was agreed to between the parties and their attorneys as follows: a. Bernard M. W. Sciarone will receive a certificate of good standing to petition another lodge. If he fails in the election at the other lodge, he will dimit from Cache Lodge No. 416. b. He will not again serve as Worshipful Master of Cache Lodge. c. He retains the rank of Past Master. d. The Cache Lodge will not be required to furnish any Past Master regalia to him. HEALING ORDERS On October 10, 1973, I ordered Bro. Lewis Leroy Bounds healed due to irregularities in the instruction and examination in the Entered Apprentice Degree through no fault of the candidate. The brother received the Entered Apprentice Degree at Greenville Lodge No. 107, A.F. & A.M., at Greenville, Missouri; and the instruction and examination in the Entered


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Apprentice Degree, conferral and instruction and examination in the Fellow Craft Degree and conferral of the Master Mason Degree by Jefferson Lodge No. 43, A.F. & A.M., at Jefferson City, Missouri. This was held to be a fniternal courtesy to Greenville Lodge No. 107, A.F. & A.M. On March 25, 1974, Carthage Lodge No. 197, A.F. & A.M., had conferred the First Section of the First Degree on Richard Dee Walker. Before the lecture could be given, he suffered a heart attack. I ordered the brother healed and held that he was entitled to receive the sections of the Entered Apprentice Degree that he missed as a result of his sudden illness. DISPENSATIONS AND DUPLICATE CHARTERS Many dispensations were issued during the year and they are listed in the Secretary's Report. Due to the fact that cornerstones and dedications are most important, dispensations for these purposes will be listed separately. It was my privilege and pleasure to lay the cornerstone and dedicate the new lodge hall of Arlington Lodge No. 346, A.F. & A.M., at Dixon, Missouri, and dedicate the new lodge hall of Branson Lodge No. 584, A.F. & A.M., at Branson, Missouri. At the request of two lodges, I ordered duplicate charters issued and due to the financial condition of the one lodge, I waived the fee for its issuance. EDICTS It became necessary during the year to issue two edicts; one concerning the Universal League of Free Masons and the other concerning the use of filmstrips in the Second Section of the Second Degree. EDICf

To: All Masons of the State of Missouri Re: "Universal League of Freemasons" Brethren: It has been brought to the attention of the Grand Master that an organization known as the "Universal League of Freemasons" has been soliciting members in the State of Missouri. Many of their beliefs are different from ours, one being it denies the need to display the volume of the Sacred Law at the altar and belief in a Supreme Being. The "Universal League of Freemasons" is indiscriminate in its solicitation of members and accepts members of Grand Lodges not recognized by any of the Grand Lodges of North America, and has been declared clandestine by several of the Grand Lodges recognized by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. I, therefore, do declare the "Universal League of Freemasons" clandestine and issue my Edict forbidding all regular Master Masons of Missouri membership and others because of residency in Missouri, to continue to be members of, contributing or abetting or aiding, in any way, to have relationship with said "Universal League of Freemasons" or any of its members. I furthermore order a copy of this Edict be sent to each lodge of Missouri and it be read in its entirety at its next regular communication of said lodge and that a copy of it be printed in The Freemason magazine. Effective this 17th day of July, 1974. WALTER

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EDICT

To: All Lodges in the State of Missouri Re: The Use of Slides or Filmstrips in the Second Section of The Second Degree Brethren: It has come to the attention of the undersigned Grand Master that some companies are soliciting sales of slides to Missouri lodges for use in the Second Section of the Second Degree. The Missouri Ritual does not require-and prohibits-the use of slides or filmstrips in the Second Section of the Second Degree. I, therefore, do hereby issue this Edict forbidding any Missouri lodge or Missouri Mason from purchasing or using slides or filmstrips for use in the Second Section of the Second Degree from any company or person purporting to furnish slides or filmstrips for use in the Second Section of the Second Degree. I further order that a copy of this Edict be sent to each lodge in Missouri, District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers, Past Grand Masters, Officers of the Grand Lodge of Missouri and the Ritual Committee, and that it be read in its entirety at the next regular communication of each lodge. Effective this 7th day of August, 1974. WALTER L. WALKER,

Grand Master.

The Edict concerning the use of slides and/ or filmstrips was made at the request of the Grand Lecturer. Apparently considerable confusion exists on whether or not they can be used. The Edict on the Universal League of Freemasons was issued after consultation with other Line Officers. I urge your approval of both of these edicts. LAWFUL AGE COMMITTEE The Grand Lodge instructed me to appoint a committee to investigate the idea of reducing the lawful age for petitioning the Fraternity from 21 years to 18 years. We polled those present at the Area Meetings and I appointed the Youth Committee to consider this matter. The State Law now makes I8-year-olds adults. I suggested to the Chairman of this Committee that a resolution be introduced to the Grand Lodge to be acted upon next year to lower the lawful age from 21 to 18 to petition the Fraternity. Please give this matter a fair hearing. JURISDICTION COMMITTEE As instructed by the Grand Lodge last year, I appointed M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson, Past Grand Master, to chair this Committee. The end result may look simple but completion of this task will take more time. The Deputy Grand Master intends to keep this Committee and their report will be given next year. M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson contributes many hours of work on keeping our law up to date. We are indebted to him for his efforts and contribution to the Fraternity. He actually represents several committees in one man. To you, Martin, we say "thank you." CONFERENCE OF GRAND MASTERS OF MASONS IN NORTH AMERICA In February of this year, I attended the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America held in Washington, D.C. Also attending were


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R.W. Bro. Herman A. Orlick, Deputy Grand Mastcr; R.W. Bro. Lewis C. Wes Cook, Senior Grand Warden; M.W. Bro. Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Past Grand Master and Chairman of the Masonic Education Committee; and our wives. I served on the Conference Committee and was assigned the task of speaking on "The New Candidate." The task was made easier by R.W. Bro. Alfred E. Spencer, Grand Tiler, who did the research work on this paper. We made our annual contribution to the George Washington Memorial and participated on some of the Committees of the Masonic Service Association. I feel these meetings are useful beyond the scheduled program. The exchange of ideas between Grand Lodge Officers of the 50 states has proved most helpful. AREA MEETINGS Fifteen Area Meetings were held around the statc. Leadership was stressed and suggestions given to make Masonry more attractive. The pamphlet, "This Is Freemasonry," prepared by the Masonic Education Committee was well received and in such demand that it was reprinted. These meetings afforded the Grand Master and other lodge officials the opportunity to become better acquainted with the subordinate lodge officers. I was able to attend all 15 meetings accompanied by our Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Herman A. Orlick, and our Grand Secretary, R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold. I thank these two men for the contribution which they made to the success of the Area Meetings. I urge the continuance of these Area Meetings. MEETINGS WITH DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS AND DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS As soon as possible after being installed I held meetings with the District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers throughout the state. I appreciated the easy exchange between the District Deputies and the Grand Lodge Officers and the receptiveness to thc ideas of the Grand Lodge Line Officers. I am especially indebted to this group of men for their assistance in all parts of the state in performing the many duties that they were required to do. When I called upon them for help in a specific matter, not one declined and all did an excellent job, in many cases under difficult circumstances. A special note of appreciation to R.W. Bro. Ronald P. Learning, District Deputy Grand Master of District 42, and R.W. Bro. Lester E. Schultz, District Deputy Grand Master of District 33A. NECROLOGY Some dedicated men of the Fraternity passed on to their rewards during the past year. The Necrology Committee will report on them. I wish to mention one. On October 26, 1973, M.W. Bro. Russell E. Murray, Past Grand Master, 1966-67, was shot and robbed and died of his wounds on October 31, 1973. Masonic services were conducted on November 2, 1973, by M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison, Past Grand Master. Russ, as he was known to his friends, was quiet and unassuming in his manner yet firm and decisive in


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his actions. He always had time to help his Line Officers and others when they needed it. His many kindnesses will be remembered by all of us who served with him in the Grand Lodge. We extend our sympathy to his widow, Lee Murray. GRAND MASTER'S BREAKFASTS The Grand Master's Breakfast held in St. Louis, Missouri, this past year was well attended and our speaker, R.W. Bro. Dr. Carl S. Winters, was excellent. The Breakfast Committee composed of R.W. Bro. Harry C. Ploetze, Chairman; M.W. Bro. William H Chapman; R.W. Bro. Alfred M. Frager; and M.W. Bro. Richard O. Rumer did an excellent job in arranging this breakfast, and I thank them for the recognition shown the Grand Master and Grand Lodge Officers. I also attended the Grand Master's Breakfast held in Louisiana, Missouri. This breakfast was held at 4:00 a.m. and was well attended; many of the brethren travelled many miles to attend. I urge the continuance of these functions and their expansion into other parts of the state where possible. APPEARANCES OF THE GRAND MASTER I have travelled approximately 35,000 miles at the time of this writing on Grand Lodge business; and at the time of this writing, I have been able to make every appearance that was scheduled. Committee meetings, meetings with individual Grand Lodge Officers concerning special problems, and travel time have not been included in the following list of appearances of the Grand Master: 1973 October 6-Speaker, DeMolay Banquet (Investiture) , Joplin. October 9-Speaker, 102nd Anniversary Dinner of Christian Lodge No. 392, Oak Grove. October 13-Speaker, lOOth Anniversary, Santa Fe Lodge No. 469, Paris. October 13-Installed R.W. Bro. J. C. Montgomery, Jr., as Junior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. October 16-Attended Joplin Shrine Club meeting. October 17-Speaker, Greene County Shrine Club, Springfield. October 20-Speaker, Grand Master's Breakfast, Perseverance Lodge No. 92, Louisiana. October 20-Masonic Home Board meeting, St. Louis. October 23-Speaker, 99th Annual Session of the Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Kansas City. October 27-Speaker, Annual Dinner, St. Joseph Lodge No. 78, St. Joseph. October 28-Grand Master's Conference with District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers, Independence. October 28-Speaker, DeMolay meeting, Grandview. November I-Conference with Past Masters of Stockton Lodge No. 283. November I-Visited Lockwood Lodge No. 521, Lockwood. November 2-Attended Masonic Rites for M.W. Russell E. Murray, Past Grand Master, St. Louis. November 2-Attcnded Joplin Scottish Rite meeting.


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November 3-Held Grand Lodge Line Officers' Conference, Neosho. November 3-Attended dinner honoring Grand Master, Stella Lodge No. 538, Stella School Gymnasium. November II-Grand Master's Conference with District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers, St. Charles. November I3-Attended meeting of Stella Lodge No. 538, Stella. November 17-Held Administrative meeting of elected Line Officers of the Grand Lodge, St. Louis. November 17-Speaker, meeting of 55th Masonic District at Monett Lodge No. 129, Monett. November 30-Attended meeting of St. Andrew Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, election and installation of officers, Carthage. December I-Remarks to Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, Springfield. December 3-Attended meeting of Mary Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, installation of officers, Kansas City. December 8-Attended Special Assembly of St. Christopher Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, Springfield. December IO-Attended meeting of Stella Chapter No. 438, Order of Eastern Star, honoring Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron, Stella. December I7-Installed officers of Stella Lodge No. 538, Stella.

1974 January 5-Installed officers, Joplin Lodge No. 335 and Fellowship Lodge No. 345, Joplin. January 15-Attended Joplin Shrine Club meeting. January 19-Masonic Home Board meeting, St. Louis. January 25-Attended 34th Masonic District annual meeting and "coon" dinner, Pleasant Hill. February 2-Conference with Bro. Percy Ebert, Sovereign, St. Andrew Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, Joplin. February 3-Speaker at meeting of Comfort Lodge No. 533, Wheaton. February 7-Area XII Meeting at Carthage. February 8-Area XI Meeting at Clinton. February 12-Thirty-Third Annual February Dinner of Masonic Bodies and Eastern Star Chapter, Boonville. February 16-Masonic Home Board meeting, St. Louis. February I6-20-Attended Conference of Grand Masters of Masons of North America, Washington, D.C. February 23-Attended Scottish Rite Reunion, Kansas City. February 28-Area II Meeting at Chillicothe. March I-Area I Meeting at Edina. March 14-Area IX Meeting at Flat River. March 15-Area VII Meeting at Mexico. March 16-Masonic Home Board meeting, St. Louis. March 17-Cornerstone laying and dedication of new hall of Arlington Lodge No. 346, Dixon. March 20-Attended Rogers Chapter, Order of DeMolay, Father and Son Banquet, Neosho. March 29-Area X Meeting at St. Roberts. March 30-Area XIII Meeting at Springfield. April 2-Speakerat Buckner Lodge No. 501, Buckner, home lodge of R.W. Stanton T. Brown, Grand Lecturer.


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April 3-Speaker, Grand Lodge Day, Scottish Rite Club, St. Louis. April 5-Area III Meeting at St. Joseph. April 6-Area IV Meeting at Independence. April 9-Attended meeting of Neosho Shrine Club. April 16-Speaker at Pythagoras Lodge No. 383, Cassville. April 18-Attended Grand Council, Royal and Select Masters and Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Kansas City, and Banquet of Knights of the York Cross of Honour. April 19-Red Cross of Constantine Breakfast-109th Annual Assembly of Grand Council, Royal and Select Masters. April 20-Missouri Lodge of Research Breakfast-128th Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. April 23-Attended meeting of Stella Lodge No. 538, Stella. April 27-Masonic Home Board meeting, St. Louis. April 27-Held Grand Lodge Line Officers' Conference at Masonic Home. April 28-Grand Master's Breakfast, Chase-Park Hotel, St. Louis. April 29-Area VIn meeting at St. Louis. May 9-Area XIV Meeting at West Plains. May 10-Area XV Meeting at Cape Girardeau. May 17-Attended 113th Annual Conclave, Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Missouri, St. Louis. May 17-Past Commanders Annual Banquet in evening. May IS-Masonic Home Board meeting, S1. Louis. May 25-Attended Scottish Rite Reunion, Joplin. May 30-Area VI meeting at Jefferson City. May 31-Area V Meeting at Carrollton. June l-Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Ceremonial, Springfield, Grand Master's Class honoring Walter L. Walker. June 5-Attended funeral services of Bro. Arthur Matistic, friend of the Grand Master, Joplin. June 8-Speaker, Wayne Lodge No. 526, Piedmont, home lodge of M.W. Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Past Grand Master. June 13-Visited Veterans Administration Hospital, Kansas City. June 13-Speaker at Weston Lodge No. 53, Weston, home lodge of R.W. Lewis C. Wes Cook, Senior Grand Warden. June 16-Attended 8th Annual Father's Day Shrine Picnic, Joplin. June 22-Attended dinner honoring Masons, Stella Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Stella. Grand Master and four others received Honorary Seventh Degree of O.E.S. June 29-Speaker at dinner meeting of Doric Lodge No. 300 and presented two 50-year pins, Elkland. July 19路20-Masonic Home Board meeting, St. Louis. July 26-27-Grand Lodge Officers' Conference, Osage Beach. July 28-Speaker at meeting of Hermitage Lodge No. 288 and presented two 50-year pins, Hermitage. August 3-Attended funeral services of Bro. Ken Reynolds, friend of the Grand Master, Joplin. August 3-Attended meeting of Southwest Lodge No. 466, Southwest City. August lO-Attended DeMolay meeting, Marvel Cave, Silver Dollar City. August 16-Interview, CHI Systems, re Masonic Home Feasibility Study, 51. Louis. August 17-Masonic Home Board meeting, St. Louis. August 24-Speaker, Fairfax Lodge No. 483, looth Anniversary, Fairfax. August 30-Attended meeting of St. Andrew Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, Nevada.


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September 7-Speaker, Henderson Lodge No. 477, lOath Anniversary, Rogersville. September 8-Attended barbecue picnic, Joplin Scottish Rite Reunion, Branson. September 8-Dedication of new hall of Branson Lodge No. 587, Branson. September la-Attended meeting of Stella Lodge No. 538, Stella. September 14-Special Masonic Home Board meeting, St. Louis. September 24-Attended meeting of Stella Lodge No. 538, Stella. September 28-Masonic Home Board meeting, St. Louis. September 28-Grand Lodge Officers' Conference, Masonic Home. September 29-Attended DeMolay Grand Master's Class, St. Louis. September 29-0ctober I-Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of the State of Missouri, St. Louis.

RECOMMENDATIONS I make only one recommendation. THE PROCEEDINGS have been edited and some of the most important items to my way of thinking have been omitted. I recommend that any discussions of resolutions, comments on Grand Lodge business or remarks by members of the Grand Lodge be set out verbatim in order to preserve for future reference the ideas on which decisions are made. MISCELLANEOUS COMMENTS Although it appears that we will again lose membership this year, I find that a more positive attitude has developed around the state toward Masonry, that many young men are now petitioning the Fraternity and that the older members of the Fraternity are placing these young men in positions of leadership. I feel that aggressive leadership is a must if the Masonic Fraternity is to continue to prosper. A special note of thanks is due the Masonic Education Committee under the able leadership of M.W. Bro. Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Past Grand Master. This Committee has worked extremely hard, produced three pamphlets for distribution and completed the book for use next year which will be most helpful to subordinate lodge officers. Several dispensations to reballot on candidates were issued. Such requests could and should be unnecessary. Every brother presiding at the time of balloting should be familiar with the proper procedure or consult the District Deputy Grand Master prior to the meeting in order to be prepared to give proper balloting instruction to the lodge members present. I find the state of the Masonic Fraternity throughout Missouri is good. I find that more Masons are acting as Masons should and I have yet to encounter a Mason in whom I could not find some good. The Past Grand Masters have been a tremendous asset to me. They have shared their knowledge with me and assisted me on many occasions. I especially acknowledge the help of M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison, Past Grand Master, who appointed me into the Grand Lodge Line. I appreciate the fact that when I came to a position of authority and responsibility, he spent many hours giving me the benefit of his counsel. He is dedicated to the Masonic Fraternity and when he appointed me, he did not abandon me. I am pleased to note that many of the Appendant Bodies have established Degree Teams, had them approved by the Grand Lodge Lecturer, and contributed substantially to the success of Masonry in Missouri.


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The response to the two Grand Master's letters soliciting funds for the Masonic Home was gratifying. The response is greater each year and appreciated by the Home. There is nothing new to report on the lawsuit between the St. Louis Temple Association and the two lodges that moved out. It is still pending. I find more lodges visiting each other and more visitations between Mis~ souri lodges and other state lodges. I encourage more of this activity. Our Grand Tiler, R.W. Bro. Alfred E. Spencer, has spent many hours researching facts on each lodge the Grand Master visited this past year. Contributions such as this are rare in Masonic Grand Lodges. He uses this special talent for the good of the Fraternity. I particularly thank Al for his help this year. Several Line Officers, Past Grand Masters, and District Deputy Grand Masters have laid cornerstones, dedicated new lodge halls, set new lodges at work, conducted groundbreakings and mortgage burnings. All are listed in the Secretary's Report. Many thanks to each of you. Our Senior Grand Warden, R.W. Bro. Lewis C. Wes Cook, has been most helpful to the Grand Master with his ideas and suggestions in the highly specialized field of editing. He does an excellent job with our magazine, The Freemason, and often we forget to thank him. This Grand Master will not forget. "Thank you, Wes." CONCLUSIONS The office of Grand Master is the highest honor any man can receive. To be successful in this task requires the help of everyone. To my family; my secretary, Mrs. Carol J. Carrick; the copyreader of my addresses, Mrs. Daniel Longwell; and my friends of long-standing, M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison, P.G.M., R.W. Bro. Freelon K. Hadley, and M.W. Bro. J. Morgan Donelson, P.G.M., I give my special thanks. I extend my best wishes to my successor and the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Fraternally submitted, WALTER L. WALKER, Grand Master.


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SUPPLEMENT TO ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER To the Grand Lodge of AncientJ Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Deputy Grand Master's Report and the Grand Master's Address were both at the printers when the Feasibility Study on the Masonic Home of Missouri arrived. We decided that the Grand Master's Address would be amended in order that we could get the infonnation to you this morning. The Masonic Home Board voted unanimously to agree in principle with the report of Chi Systems' Feasibility Study as to the expansion of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Basically it is as follows: Chi Systems, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was retained to make an independent study of the State of Missouri; the distribution of the Masonic Fraternity throughout Missouri; our present location; the two proposed sites for a home; and their opinion as to a single Masonic Home site or multiple Masonic Home sites; and report their findings. Their recommendation was that the Board of the Masonic Home should build a new facility in the greater Kansas City area (preferably Masonic District No. 59), while maintaining the present facility in St. Louis-in other words, retaining our present St. Louis facility and having a second Masonic Home in the greater Kansas City area. The reason for this recommendation is that their examination indicated, after surveying our present home, that the Masonic Home is used primarily by people living within a 60- to 90-minute traveling radius of St. Louis. There is a considerable amount of use left in the buildings which we presently own; all buildings except the Administration Building are relatively new and now air-conditioned. Their fair value could not be obtained by selling the property. The guests presently in the Home from St. Louis City and St. Louis County account for 75.5 per cent of the guests. By contrast, St. Louis City and St. Louis County account for only 22.6 per cent of all Masons in the State of Missouri. Kansas City accounted for 5.2 per cent of the admissions to the Home, and 11.2 per cent from the rest of the state. One-half of the Masonic Districts in the state have no guests in the Home. The study included an assessment of the average time it would take members to travel by automobile from various locations in the state, to detennine the convenience of access to the Home. Accessibility to the Home is important, in that the Home will not be used unless relatives and friends are able to visit without undue hardship, and volunteers to assist in the activities of the Home must reside within a reasonable traveling distance. It is an established fact that people tend not to use the Masonic Home located too far from their residence. The utilization of the Masonic Home is dependent upon ease of access by the members of the Masonic Order. There has been discussion concerning the present quality of the neighborhood as a deterrent to use of the Home. Seventy-five per cent of the guests come from the nearest Masonic Districts and the present location of the Masonic Home is not a deterrent. The present location is the most convenient to the greatest number of Masons, assuming one hour of driving time. Assuming


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driving time of one and one-half hours, St. Louis and Kansas City are virtually even. The effect of a central location in the state amounts to a spreading of the inconvenience presently experienced by the Masons who live too far from the present Horne. The study indicates that in the future the need for other homes in Jefferson City, Springfield, or other locations may evolve. The survey indicates that the workers needed to operate a Masonic Horne are readily available in St. Louis and in Kansas City. Fault was found with both of the previous sites considered by the Board. Access was a complaint to both sites (noise penetration was alleged to be a problem at the Columbia site) and steep access roads and the general lay of the land at the St. Louis County site presented a significant architectural challenge. The study also revealed an electric power line traversed the St. Louis County property from North to South, giving rise to a problem with easements. They further recommended that a fund-raising drive should be conducted both before the construction and after completion of an additional Masonic Home. The Board of the Masonic Horne of Missouri unanimously endorsed in principle the feasibility study concerning the location of an additional Masonic Horne in the greater Kansas City area. A motion was then made and unanimously passed that a committee be appointed to start looking in the greater Kansas City area for a site. Perhaps now that the Kansas City Masons are aware that we are interested in their area, someone will corne forth with an offer of land. A Standing Resolution will be offered at the conclusion of the Deputy Grand Master's Report. This will create a Grand Lodge policy adopted and approved by the Grand Lodge for the Board of Directors of the Masonic Horne to administer, as provided in Section 23.040 of the Constitution and By-Laws. Please study this matter and be prepared to vote on it at the proper time tomorrow. I<raternally submitted, WALTER L. WALKER, Grand Master. M.W. GRAND MASTER WALKER: Brethren, I was just talking with Walter Ploeser, the Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the State of Missouri. While I had him here, I wan ted to thank him on behalf of all of us for the use of this beautiful building and for all the things they do for us here. Walter, if you have anything you would like to say, the floor is now yours. REMARKS OF WALTER C. PLOESER

R.W. Brother Ploeser complimented the Grand Master on his year. He welcomed the members of the Grand Lodge to the Rite and to the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The building is for the use of the Grand Lodge whenever it is needed. Everyone in charge of the institution will go out of their way


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to make all things pleasant and convenient during the Grand Lodge Session. He said that he should not be speaking for Ron Compton, the Executive Secretary of the Scottish Rite Bodies of St. Louis. R.W. Bro. Herman A. Orlick, Deputy Grand Master, requested the Grand Lodge to acknowledge the Address of the Grand Master with applause. The confusion at the moment when the Grand Master completed the report seemed to preclude the recognition of the well-done work. M.W. GRAND MASTER WALKER: Brethren, it has been a pleasure to be your Grand Master this past year. Why you selected me I'll never know. I've done the best I could and enjoyed every minute of it. And I enjoyed meeting every one of you. R.W. BRO. HERMAN A. ORLICK: Brethren, you have heard the report of our Grand Master, his address. It will be referred to the Committee headed by M.W. Bro. W. Hugh McLaughlin, Chairman of the Committee on the Grand Master's Address. You will receive copies at the noon lunch hour in the foyer, in addition with it the supplementary portion. We hope you will have a chance to browse through it during the lunch hour. NOMINATIONS FOR MASONIC HOME BOARD

The following were placed in nomination for the two four-year terms as members of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri: Dr. Richard W. Calvert, nominated by M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson John E. Adams, nominated by Bro. Olin S. McDaniel Richard J. Chamier, nominated by M.W. Bro. Frank P. Briggs Virgil Abbett, nominated by Everett H. Trunk REPORT OF COMMlTl'EE ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

R.W. Bro. Walter C. Ploeser, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Public Schools. Before reading the Committee report, Bro. Ploeser commented on the whole acute subject of the perpetuation of the public school system without a division of its tax availability into other systems of education. There have not been too many victories in the legislative bodies; certainly not in the Missouri Legislature. But in the courts, the Constitution which we support, our principle, has been upheld and well defended, and especially so by the Supreme Court. The Committee this year has sought to put down for the record an outline of the crucial decisions which have been tremendously important in the status of affairs, as they stand today. Missouri Masons have been most active in the results in the State of Missouri, with contribution of money, time, and their talents. They have done so, in a great measure through an organization known as Missouri Friends of the Public School. It is not a Masonic organization in any fashion; but it is supported by many Masons, because of the fact that it is the one defendant of the Constitutional provisions.


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To the Grand Lodge) A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri: It appears that our entire public educational system has intensified into a major crisis. This is due to the fact that our private and parochial educational facilities are suffering from loss of students and great additional expenses caused by inflation. . In connection with this report, we should read the report of 1972 and 1973 of the Committee to the Grand Lldge because it deals specifically with the Missouri problems, which are acute. Due to the pressing financial needs of private and parochial schools the effort to obtain public funds, directly or indirectly, for the aid of said schools has intensified each year to the point where constant vigilance is needed to see that no new laws are passed by any legislature or higher court so as to "take one stone from our citadel of freedom." The November 1973 issue of Church and State set forth in detail, the great Supreme Court's Church-State rulings, which are presently the law of our land: Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925): The state may not require all students to attend public schools. Parochial and private schools have the right to operate. Cantwell v. Connecticut (1940): The First Amendment's religious liberty guarantees are made applicable to state governments by the "due process" clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Individuals are free to make public professions of religion. West Vi1-ginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943): Public school authorities cannot constitutionally compel children to salute the flag or give the pledge of allegiance. "If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein." Murdock v. Pennsylvania (1943): No person may be taxed for the exercise of his right to distribute religious literature. Everson v. Board of Education (1947): Reimbursement of parents for costs of transporting children to both public and non-public schools was narrowly held to be constitutional in a ruling that provided the definitive explication of the meaning of the First Amendment's "establishment" clause: "The 'establishment of religion' clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another. Neither can force nor influence a person to go to or to remain away from church against his will or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion. No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or non-attendance. No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion. Neither a state nor the Federal Government can, openly or secretly participate in the affairs of any religious organizations or groups and vice versa. In the words of Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect 'a wall of separation between Church and State.''' "The First Amendment has erected a wall between Church and State. That wall must be kept high and impregnable." McCollum v. BOa1'd of Education (1948): Religious instruction classes, even on a voluntary and "released-time" basis, cannot be held on public school property. Zorach v. Clauson (1952): Released time for students to take religious training off the premises of the public school is not unconstitutional, since the public schools "do no more than accommodate their schedule to a program of outside religious instruction." "Government may not finance religious groups nor under-


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take religious instruction nor blend secular and sectarian education nor use secular institut.ions t.o force one or some religion on any person." Torcaso v. Watkins (19'61): Religious test.s for public office are unconstitutional. Engel v. Vitale (1962): Daily recitation in the New York public schools of a prayer formulated by the State Board of Regents is unconstitutional. "It is neither sacrilegious nor anti-religious to say that each separate government in this country should stay out of the business of writing or sanctioning official prayers and leave that purely religious function to the people themselves and to those the people choose to look to for religious guidance." Abington School District v. Schempp (1963): Government-mandated reading of Bible verses and/or recitation of the Lord's Prayer at the opening of each public school day are unconstitutional breaches of the religious neutrality of the state. "The place of religion in our society is an exalted one, achieved through a long tradition of reliance on the home, the church, and the inviolable citadel of the individual heart and mind. We have come to recognize through bitter experience that it is not within the power of government to invade that citadel, whether its purpose or effect be to aid or oppose, to advance or retard. In the relationship between man and religion, the State is firmly committed to a position of neutrality." She1'bert v. Verner (1963): No person may be disqualified from the benefits of a public program because of the free exercise of his religion, including religious observance of Saturday. Flast v. Cohen (1968): Individual taxpayers have standing to sue against federal statutes in cases where the statute is alleged to violate the "establishment" or "free exercise" clauses of the First Amendment. Board of Education v. Allen (1968): Lending nonreligious textbooks to private and parochial school students at public expense is not unconstitutional. Walz v. Tax Commission (1970): Tax exemption for church property used solely for worship functions is neither required nor forbidden by the First Amendment. Lemon v. Kurtzman, and Em'ly v. DiCenso (1971): State purchase of secular educational services from parochial schools and publicly paid salary supplements to teachers of secular subjects in parochial schools involve "an excessive government entanglement with religion" prohibited by the First Amendment. Parochial schools are "an integral part of the religious mission of the Catholic church" and are "a powerful vehicle for transmitting the Catholic faith to the next generation." "Political division along religious lines was one of the principal evils against which the First Amendment was intended to protect." Tilton v. Richard'son (1971): Federal construction grants to private colleges are not unconstitutional as long as the colleges are not significantly sectarian. Private college buildings constructed with public funds may never be used for religious purposes. Brusca v. State of Missouri (1972): The Erst Amendment does not require states to assist parents in providing religiously oriented education for their children. Wolman v. Essex (1972): State reimbursement of parents for parochial school tuition is unconstitutional. The Court affirmed an Ohio federal district court ruling that "payment to the parent for transmittal to the denominational school does not have a cleansing effect and somehow cause the funds to lose their identity as public funds. . . . (The Supreme) Court has held with unvarying regularity that one may not do by indirection what is forbidden directly; one may not by form alone contradict the substance of a transaction." PEARL v. Nyquist, and Sloan v. Lemon (1973): State aid to parochial schools through tuition reimbursements, tax credits, and maintenance and repair grants


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"violate the Establishment Clause because their effect, inevitably, is to subsidize and advance the religious mission of sectarian schools. . . . Assistance of the sort involved here carries grave potential for entanglement in the broader sense of continuing and expanding political strife over aid to religion." Levitt v. PEARL (1973): State payments to parochial schools for state mandated testing and record keeping are "an impermissible aid to religion." Kosydar v. Wolman (1973): Tax credits to reimburse parents for parochial school tuition violate the First Amendment. It is newsworthy to report that the Missouri Supreme Court ruled this year in the matter of Paster et al. v. Tussey et al. that it is unlawful for any state to appropriate money directly or indirectly to purchase or to lend school books to parochial pupils and teachers who attend or teach in non-public schools. On July 16, 1974, a new suit was filed in the St. Louis County Circuit Court, State of Missouri, namely American United, a corporation, Missouri Friends of Public Schools, a membership association, G. Hugh Wamble and A. L. Palmer v. H. Lang Rogers, et ai. This suit was filed to set aside Section 173.200 to 173.235 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, wherein the State of Missouri could make student grants up to the sum of $900 for any student who would attend a public or private or parochial college of their choosing. An injunction is requested. This suit is presently pending. It was Justice Tom C. Clark of the U.S. Supreme Court who stated, "The place of religion in our society is an exalted one, achieved through a long tradition of reliance on the home, the church and the inviolable citadel of the individual heart and mind. We have come to recognize through bitter experience that it is not within the power of government to invade that citadel, whether its purpose be to aid or oppose, to advance or retard." Fraternally submitted, ELVIS A. MOONEY, JAMES A. NOLAND, JR., CLARENCE L. SHAON, EMORY C. PARKS,

lV ALTER

C. PLOESER,

Chairman.

The Grand Master stated that the report was accepted and would be printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The Grand Master informed the brothers that the Deputy Grand Master would present the Report of the Masonic Home right after lunch. He urged all to be present. CALL FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from labor at I] :55 a.m. R.\V. Bro. Thomas S. Messer, Grand Chaplain, offered prayer.


Monday Afternoon 1:30 p.m.

CALL TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to labor at I :30 p.m. Grand Chaplain M. Joseph Hirsch, III offered prayer. MESSAGE

The' Grand Secretary read the telegram message of George Sandor, Deputy Grand Master of the York Grand Lodge of Mexico, who expressed the regret of his being unable to attend the Annual Communication due to unforeseen obstacles and his sincere wishes for a successful and fruitful meeting. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS

M.W. Bro. W. Hugh McLaughlin, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Grand Master's Address. To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. BRETHREN: The Committee on the Grand Master's Address, composed of all Past Grand Masters in attendance at this Communication, reports as follows: We recommend that the two healing orders, the three decisions and the two distinct actions, entitled edicts, issued by the Grand Master, be referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence for its consideration and recommendations to this Grand Lodge. Your Committee recommends that all other matters contained in the printed copy of the Grand Master's Address which may require committee action be referred to the appropriate committee or committees for attention. \Ve make no recommendations concerning the Supplement to the Grand Master's Address, nor his comments regarding the subject matter contained in it, for the reason that the basics of that portion of his address are to he considered at a later time during this Annual Communication. We highly commend the Grand Master for his detailed attention to the business of the Craft. His many appearances throughout the state are the best evidence of his intense interest in making the customary appearances based on invitations, all of which are extremely important and rewarding. We congratulate him on his successful solicitation of funds for the Masonic Home. We are indeed grateful to the Grand Master for conducting the third annual series of Area Meetings in 15 separate geographical sections of the state. Such meetings were designed to keep the Grand Lodge officers in close contact and on working relationships with the subordinate lodges. This Committee wishes for the Grand Master and this Grand Lodge a successful

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and harmonious Communication. We also wish for him and his family good health, happiness and prosperity in the years ahead.

Respectfully submitted, ELVIS

A.

MOONEY,

HAROLD M. JAYNE, M.

E.

FRANK

EWING,

.J.

MORGAN DONELSON,

B.

MARTIN

P. BRIGGS, C. DOI':NELL,

BRUCE H. HUNT,

FORREST

THOMAS

ORESTES MITCHELL, JR.,

W.

JAMES

M.

'VILLIAM

SELLERS,

R.

DICKINSON,

GEORGE F. MORRISON,

DENSLOW,

HO~fER

HAROLD

W.

J. DAVIS, JR.,

H CHAPMAN,

L. FERGUSON, O. GRAUEL,

HUCH McLAUCHLIN,

Chairman.

M.W. Bro. McLaughlin moved that the report be accepted and printed in the official PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. The Grand Master reviewed "eligibility to vote" in accordance with Grand Lodge law: present Masters, present \,yardens, and Past Masters. He asked, "those who do not qualify, please do not vote." The report of the Committee on Grand Master's Address was accepted by vote of the Grand Lodge. REPORT OF MASONIC HOME BOARD

R.W. Deputy Grand Master Herman A. Orlick, President of the Masonic Home Board, presented the report of the Masonic Home Board. R.W. Brother Orlick announced that printed copies of the report would be available after the conclusion of the reading of the report at the tables in the hall.


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OFFICERS Herman A. Orlick, President Leonard Langeneckert, Vice-President Max E. Wood, Secretary

Howard E. Ward, Asst. Secretary Vern H. Schneider, Treasurer Walter L. Walker, Honorary Chairman

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Walter L. Walker, Grand Master, Neosho Herman A. Orlick, Deputy Grand Master, St. Louis Lewis C. Wes Cook, Senior Grand Warden, Kansas City Fielding A. Poe, Jr., Junior Grand Warden, St. Louis James A. Noland, Jr., Senior Grand Deacon, Osage Beach

E. Allen Kohler, Huntsville Leonard Langeneckert, St. Louis Roy W. McGhee, Piedmont William E. Oram, Kansas City Presley G. Parrish, Jefferson City Leo W. Riney, Hannibal Vern H. Schneider, St. Louis Russell L. Wilcox, Springfield

ADVISORY BOARD-ORDER OF EASTERN STAR Mrs. Vera Sappington, President, St. Louis Mrs. Mayme Sansom, Secretary, Kansas City

Mrs. Velma Mischon, Treasurer, Lexington Mrs. Juanita Mauss, Emeritus, Grapevine, Texas

STAFF OF HOME Walter A. Brucker, Engineer Max E. Wood, Administrator Emil E. Corte, Steward Howard E. Ward, Assistant AdminisMrs. Betty R. Holtz, Director of Occutrator pational Therapy Mrs. Helen R. Wood, Administrative Mrs. Leatha M. Smith, Matron Staff Aide Joseph H. Priest, Exec. Housekeeper Mrs. Erla Shea, Secretary Mrs. Arnie M. Dodson, Accountant Robert Grose, Food Service Manager Mrs. Flora Mesloh, Bookkeeper David R. Hensley, Legal Counsel Mrs. Lee Hackworth, Asst. Bookkeeper Richard D. Jacobs, Sr., Financial Advillor Mrs. Ginny Guiot, Receptionist Lewis C. Robertson, Co-Ordinator of Fraternal Relations

MEDICAL STAFF Dr. Harold E. Walters, M.D., Medical Director Dr. Charles Kilo, M.D., Staff Physician Dr. Louis F. Howe, M.D., Charge of Clinic Mrs. Sharon Anthonis, R.N., Director of Nursing Service Mrs. Dorothy Randazzo, R.N., Asst. Director of Nursing Service Miss Carole T. Shrewsbury, L.P.N., Charge of Evening Shift Mrs. Helen R. Pigg, R.N., Charge of Night Shift A. H. Conrad, Jr., M.D., Dermatology Gerald J. Fivian, M.D., Ophthalmology

Lee A. Hall, M.D., Gynecology Oscar P. Hampton, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery Frank W. Jaeger, D.D.S., Dentistry Phillip S. Luedde, M.D., Ophthalmology Sidney B. Maughs, M.D., Neurology Mary Elizabeth Morris, M.D., Gynecology E. H. Paulsmeyer, D.D.S., Dentistry Frederick O. Schwartz, M.D., Ophthalmology A. J. Steiner, M.D., Cardiology George R. Swartz, M.D., Neuropsychiatry Henry P. Thym, M.D., Surgery Roy A. Walther, Jr., M.D., Gynecology


Report of the Masonic Home To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient) Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: In compliance with the requirements of the Grand Lodge I respectfully submit the annual report of the Board of the Masonic Home of Missouri for the year 1973-74.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Thirteen members compose the Board of Directors, eight elected by the Grand Lodge and five Grand Lodge Officers serve by virtue of their offices. Names of these Board members and the office they hold appear on page 2. The Grand Master serves as Honorary Chairman of the Board. The Deputy Grand Master serves as President by virtue of that Grand Lodge office. All are voting members. At the close of the 1973 Grand Lodge Session, the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri met in accordance with their By-Laws and held the annual Board Meeting, for the purpose of organizing and electing officers for the ensuing year. The following officers were unanimously elected: Leonard Langeneckert, Vice-President Max E. Wood, Secretary Howard E. Ward, Assistant Secretary Vern H. Schneider, Treasurer

In order that the many varied and important duties and functions of the Board be carried forward, the President appointed the following committees: Executive Committee: Herman A. Orlick, Chairman, and all members of the Board of Directors. Administration Committee: Leonard Langeneckert, Chairman; Lewis C. Wes Cook; Fielding A. Poe, JI.; Vern H. Schneider; and Russell L. Wilcox. Admissions and Discipline Committee: Fielding A. Poe, Jr., Chairman, and all members of the Board of Directors. Finance Committee: William E. Oram, Chairman; E. Allen Kohler; James A. Noland, Jr.; and Presley G. Parrish. Legal Committee: Vern H. Schneider, Chairman, and Roy W. McGhee. Gifts, Wills and Bequests Committee: E. Allen Kohler, Chairman, and Leo W. Riney. Building and Improvement Advisory Committee: Anton J. Tomasek, Chairman; Walter U. Bolliger; Earl K. Dille; Lester M. Heckman; Harry H. Hildebrand; Walter B. Kromm; and Edward A. Lang. Relief and Charity Committee: This is a Grand Lodge Committee, appointed by the Grand Master and is composed of members of the Masonic Home Board. Russell E. Wilcox, Chairman; E. Allen Kohler; James A. Noland, Jr.; Presley G. Parrish; and Howard E. Ward, Secretary-Treasurer.

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WE SALUTE OUR RETIRING BOARD MEMBERS Each year the Home loses the services of three Board members, the Grand Master who serves as Honorary Chairman and two brethren whose term of office expires. During his period of service, which included one year as President of the Home Board, Most Worshipful Bro. Walter L. Walker gave much of his time and attention to the affairs of the Home despite the demands upon the Grand Master's time and energies. He rarely was compelled to miss a Board meeting and he continued significantly with his legal abilities and talents. Rt. Wor. Bro. E. Allen Kohler has served with distinction. His experience as a banker made him a valuable member of the Finance Committee. Thoughtful consideration to investment problems and policies and careful attention to these important matters have marked his service on the Board. Brother Kohler also has served as Chairman of the Gifts, Wills and Bequests Committee as well as on the Grand Lodge Committee on Relief and Charity. Rt. Wor. Bro. Leonard Langeneckert has been an invaluable member of the Board. He has served as Vice-President and Chairman of the Administration Committee for the past three years. Being retired and a resident of the St. Louis area, he has been available and always responsive to calls upon him for advice and counsel between regular Board meetings. His broad business experience and sound judgment combined with his dedication to the Fraternity and to the Home have been a source of strength. The Craft owes much to these three brethren as well as to those who continue in service and to those who will succeed them.

LEWIS C. ROBERTSON HETmES Yesterday, Sunday, September 29, 1974, Rt. Wor. Bro. Lewis C. Robertson celebrated his birthday of three score years and ten. Tomorrow, October 1, 1974, Brother Lew retires after more than 26 years of service to the Masonic Home of Missouri. During these 26 years he missed only four meetings of the Masonic Home Board. For 23 years he served as Administrator of the Home. On February I, 1971, he was appointed Co-Ordinator of Fraternal Relations. He is Past President of the Masonic Homes Executives' Association of North America and for more than 20 years served this organization as Secretary-Treasurer. In Brother Lew's letter of intent to retire, addressed to the Board of Directors, he states: "As I depart I will take with me many memories of the dedicated and devoted men who have served on the Board of Directors during my tenure. It has been a very real pleasure and privilege to work with and under the direction of those who have so freely given of their capabilities and their time in service to the Home. To know them and to be able to call them brother has been a rewarding experience. "With best regards and every good wish for the Home and those who dwell therein, I am, Fraternally yours, Lewis C. Robertson." (Signed)


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I felt that I should share with you a part of his letter. For just as in his past years of service to others his thoughts at retirement still include his love for his brethren and his concern for the men and women and the children of our Masonic Home.

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR We again acknowledge with great appreciation the interest, support and generous 'contribution of these fine ladies, not only in the form of substantial contributions but also for their time and talents which they contribute toward making "this house a home." Mrs. Vera Sappington was chosen by Grand Chapter, O.E.S., as President of the Eastern Star Advisory Board of the Masonic Home; Mrs. Mayme Sansom is Secretary and Mrs. Velma Mischon is Treasurer. These lovely ladies attend the quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors, accompanied by officers of the Grand Chapter when their schedules will permit. Their enthusiasm, their spirit of cooperation, and their earnest desire to be helpful are invaluable. In this report is a listing of the O.E.S. gifts and contributions up to the time this report is written. Contributions since then will be recorded and reported by my successor as President of the Board of Directors. The program of Volunteer Services, inaugurated several years ago by the Eastern Star, continues unabated under the leadership of Mrs. Virginia Jarnagin as the Eastern Star Chairman of Volunteers. Mrs. Betty Holtz, Director of Occupational Therapy, a member of the Home Staff, works closely with her in co-ordinating the Volunteer Services. Activities of many kinds keep our adult guests busy and happily occupied and entertained. It is with heartfelt gratitude that we here record our appreciation of the Order of the Eastern Star.

MOOLAH BAND Christmas morning at the l\Jasonic Home has been a special occasion for many, many years. It is made so in part by the appearance of the Moolah Temple Shrine Band, who, promptly at 7:30 a.m., gather in the main dining room of the Home and present a Christmas morning concert and then later stroll through the halls of the Infirmary. The Shrine musicians returned to the Home this past Christmas for the 70th consecutive year to find themselves the recipient of a beautiful plaque presented "In grateful appreciation of the 70th consecutive year of joyful musical programs rendered at the Christmas morning concerts at the Masonic Home of Missouri." A silver dollar minted in 1903, the year the band began its annual concerts, was mounted on the plaque. We again acknowledge with grateful thanks the efforts of these devoted brethren.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS I hesitate to name all those wonderful organizations to which we are so greatly indebted for gifts, services, and attention to our Home and to the guests who make their home with us for fear of omitting one or more. DeMolays, Job's Daughters, Rainbow assemblies, lodges and O.E.S. chapters,


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both local and outstate, groups from other bodies, the Wardens and Masters Clubs and the Masonic Home Cheer Committee, both from the 33rd and 57th Masonic Districts, Moolah Shrine Temple-all of these and more play such an important part in helping us to provide a happy Home. Perhaps just a simple but heartfelt "thank you" can say it best. There is included herein a detailed report of the Masonic Home Cheer Committee. I suggest that you read it carefully.

THE HOME FAMILY Our oldest guest is Mrs. Maude Cotten, a member of Robertsville Chapter No. 444, O.E.S., who attained her 106th birthday anniversary on July 25, 1974. Mrs. Cotten is now bedfast and, although nearly blind and somewhat hard of hearing, is still remarkably alert mentally and is interested in knowing what is going on. In contrast, our youngest guest is Sharon McCann, who is five years old. Thus 101 years in age separate our oldest and youngest member of the Family. The average age of the adults is 84+ years, more than 50 of them being between the ages of 90 and 100 years. Six of our children are active in Masonically-oriented youth organizations. Cathy Homan is Worthy Advisor of Rainbow Assembly No.3. Gloria Collins, Dana Kazanas, and Bobbinney Overton arc also members of that Assembly. Bill Collins is currently Orator of Rabboni Chapter, Order of DeMolay, and his brother, Bob, is also a member of the chapter. Our children's population has continued to decline with only 13 remaining as of July 20, 1974. One girl, Dana Kazanas, will be a freshman at the University of Missouri at St. Louis this fall; three will be in high school; three in junior high; five in elementary school; and one in kindergarten.

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS Our physical plant and equipment have been maintained and present a pleasing appearance to those who pass by as well as to visitors. During the year just concluded, air conditioning of adult residence rooms and public areas has been completed which has added much to the comfort of our aged guests. Also, the children's quarters in the Administration Building have been renovated and tastefully redecorated and much to their delight, the children were given the opportunity to share in the selection of drapes, colors, etc. In keeping with recommendation of our insurance carriers, two additional fire escapes were added to the Administration Building, giving added safety to the youngsters in case of emergency.

BUDGET The budget for 1974-75 is larger than past budgets and the costs for operating the Home increase every year. As in all organizations, inflation affects the budget of the Home, especially for food, services, wages, necessary replacements, and improvements.

FINANCES A copy of the Secretary's Report and a summary of the Auditor's Report, both for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1974 are appended. I suggest a study


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of both for further financial information. You will also find a report of the additions to the Endowment, Reserve and Building Funds for the fiscal year. Continuing the program begun and carried on by his two predecessors in office, Most Worshipful Brother Walker addressed two letters to every Missouri Mason in which he called attention to the needs of the Home and suggested that consideration be given to making regular contributions as we do to other worthwhile charities and to include the Masonic Home of Missouri as a beneficiary of our estates. The response has been very gratifying for which we are most grateful. I would again point out that our Home is a recognized charity and that gifts and bequests to it are tax deductible.

DENTURES-HEARING AIDS On May 18, 1974, the Board of Directors unanimously approved a change in policy and authorized the Administrator to disburse funds to provide these items to guests of the Home after determination of need and approval by medical authority. These were formerly furnished by the lodges, chapters, families. This change in policy was happily received by members of the Home Family.

DIETARY For many years hot-cold carts were used to transport food from the kitchen to the various floors of our Health Care Center where, upon arrival, food was dispensed by servings on individual trays and distributed to patients. During the past year this system was discontinued in favor of a tray assembly system in the kitchen and distribution from that point to the patients on the various floors. This change of system has provided economy of service, uniformity of servings, and an almost foolproof system of assuring adherence to therapeutic diets ordered by our Medical Staff, better retention of food heat, and greatly improved attractiveness of the tray. Except for an occasional complaint from a patient on a therapeutic diet, we have experienced almost 100 per cent patient satisfaction with this system.

UNION On April 16, 1974, Service Employees Union No. 50, AFL-CIO, won an election under the auspices of the National Labor Relations Board to represent the nonsupervisory and nonadministrative employees of the Home. This was the third attempt by this union to represent our employees. Because our Home is perhaps the largest nursing home at a single site, it was imminent that the union would succeed in their efforts to represent our employees. Their initial demands at the bargaining table were excessive, however, after several sessions with our Administrator and Labor Counsel, including sessions with the Federal Mediation and Counciliator Service, the various Articles of a Union Contract were agreed upon by both parties at 8:00 p.m., June 19, in the offices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliator Officer. The contract was effective June 30 and will continue in effect for three year$.


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STAFF Wor. Bro. Howard E. Ward resigned his position as Assistant Administrator effective July 16, 1974. The Board is presently engaged in seeking a successor for him in this important position. The duties of Administrator are many and varied. Each day brings new challenges and opportunities for the betterment of our guests, the elderly and the children and in the total operation of our Home. There are so many to serve, both within the Home and among the 574 constituent Lodges. Wor. Bro. Max E. Wood, our Administrator, successfully meets these many challenges in his daily chores. We are fortunate also to have a total staff dedicated in making our Masonic Home a home to be remembered. Dr. Harold E. Walters, a member of Tuscan Lodge No. 360, continues to head our Medical Service. He has rendered dedicated service as Medical Director since January, 1956. He is assisted by Rt. Wor. Bro. Louis F. Howe, M.D., Past Master, and currently Treasurer of Brentwood Lodge No. 616 and Bro. Charles Kilo, M.D., a member of Tuscan Lodge No. 360. In their capable hands, the professional medical needs of the Home Family are skillfUlly and sympathetically met. Mrs. Dorothy Tweedy, R.N., retired on December 9, 1973 after II ~ years of loving service as Chief Nurse. To succeed her, Mrs. Sharon Anthonis, R.N., was employed as Director of Nursing Services. Her training and capabilities are readily apparent and she is a welcome addition to our Medical Staff.

FEASIBILITY STUDY On May 15, 1971, a gift of an 18.88 acre tract located on Clayton Road and Valley Road in West St. Louis County and near the town of Ellisville, Missouri, was given to the Masonic Home of Missouri by Bro. William F. J. Fienup, provided it was used for the children, senior citizens, or both. On September 27, 1973, a letter addressed to Senator James A. Noland, Jr., a member of the Masonic Home Board and present Senior Grand Deacon, was received from George A. Spencer, Attorney-at-Law, Columbia, Missouri, offering 20 acres in Columbia, Missouri, to be used by the Masonic Order for a home for elderly people and children. At the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, September 24-25, 1973, the following resolution relative to the location of the Masonic Home was presented for action in 1974. "Resolved} that the Grand Lodge directs the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri to reopen consideration of the relocation of the Home." On July 19, 1974, the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home contracted with CHI Systems, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, to conduct a feasibility study of the two above-mentioned sites and to include the possibility of other sites more suitable elsewhere in Missouri. The possibility of suggesting more than one site or satellite locations also was to be considered. This study currently is under way.


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[As you know, Brethren, this report was written and printed some weeks ago. The feasibility study by CHI Systems has been completed; the report of 36 pages has been received; we have it here with us.]

APPRECIATION The year, with many interesting experiences and pleasant associations, has passed swiftly and satisfactorily. Much was accomplished; much is yet to be done. I have enjoyed the responsibilities as President of the Masonic Home Board of Directors and am grateful for the opportunity to have served our Brotherhood in that capacity. I acknowledge that many wonderful people were active in their support of our Home and generously gave time, energy, talent, donation-in whatever form they may have been. With heartfelt thanks, I recognize the faithful brethren of the Home Board for their attendance at meetings, for their participation in the transaction of all manner of business, for their contributions of advice and impressions, and for their sincere and earnest attention on behalf of the Home. To the incoming Board, my every wish and all my hopes are for the completion of the plans for an even greater Masonic Home of Missouri. Respectfully submitted, HERMAN A. ORLICK, President.

APPENDIX APPLICATIONS Carried over from previous year Received during year â&#x20AC;˘ Applications approved fiscal year 1973

. .

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 â&#x20AC;˘ Withdrawn after action of the Board . Pending 6/30/74 .

16 79 1 96 71 12 2 0 I

2 I

7

% MEMBER STATISTICS Members in Home July 1, 1973 Arrived during year Died during year Discharged during year ..

. .

Women Men Boys 276 6 54 48 0 13 324 67 6" . 58 15 0 266 52 "6 I 1 0 51 6" 265

Gids 9 4

13 0

13 3

10


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MASONIC HOME HOSPITAL Total Total Total Total Total Total Total Total

number number number number number number number number

of patients in Hospital-July I, 1973 of patients admitted during year of patients discharged during year of patients in Hospital per day during year of deaths during year of patients in other Hospitals during year of operations in other Hospitals of patients in Hospital June 30, 1974

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

187 321 251 186 73 54 22 183

OUT-PATIENTS DEPARTMENT Total number of patients seen by Dr. Howe Total number of patients treated in Clinic Total number of treatments (including shots) Average number of baths given per month

. 1,375 . 6,643 . 10,671 . 37

GIFTS FROM THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR August 1. 1973-July 31. 1974 $

82.00-Adults 60,000.00-Air Conditioning 10,OOO.00-Building Fund 241.00-Camp Fund 621.03-Children 50.00-Endowment Fund 1,688.48-Home Fund I,002.35-Snack Parlor 150.00-Wheel Chair 1 Crate Apples 12 Gallons Apple Butter 79 Bags (tote) 4 Bags (walker) 4 Bed Jackets 18 Bibs 3 Blankets 9 Decks Cards 1 Carton Christmas Favors 32 Christmas Gifts Costume Jewelry 29 Y2 Pounds Cookies 22 Dresser Scarfs 1 Case Eggs

100 1 22 1 60 14 31 1 8 10 1 54 20 1 13 24 4 6 8 20

Hearing Aids Hospital Gowns Box Handkerchiefs Handkerchiefs (men's) Head Scarf J ara Jellies Packages Kleenex Tissues Lap Robes Knitting Material Lotion Dozen Packages Lozenges Cases Mouth Wash Crate Oranges Pencils Pair Pillow Slips Can Powder Quilts Bars Soap Tee Shirts Bath Towels Hand Towels WlUlh Cloths

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND July 1. 1973-June 30. 1974 Donors 28 Contributions . Response to Grand Master's Letter, December 1, 1973: 314 Lodges . . 104 Individuals and other Organizations 446

$

3,599.26

6,181.75 1,678.50 $ 11,459.51

ADDITIONS TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND July 1. 1973-June 30. 1974 6 Contributions 17 Promotional Tributes

. .

$

265.00 156.00


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PROCEEDINCS OF TI-tE: Response to Grand Master's Letters: $ 42 November, 1973 . ..... .. ....... .... .. 1 April, 1974

994.00 100.00

1,094.00 1,515.00 â&#x20AC;˘ This total includes $700.23 temporarily deposited in the General Fund. Transferred after June 30, 1974.

~

-$

ADDITIONS TO THE BUILDING FUND July I, I973-June 30, 1974 48 Contributions Response to Grand Master's Letters: 50 November, 1973 2 April, 1974 -wi)

.

$1l3,063.99 . .

$

917.00 10.00

927.00 $1l3,990.99

ADDITIONS TO THE RESERVE FUND July 1, I973-June 30, 1974 501 Tributes . . 178 Undesignated Contributions '" 114 Promotional Contributions . Response to Grand Master's Letters: . $ 3,285.50 232 Balance of April, 1973 35 November, 1973 Tributes . 535.00 6,688 November, 1973 Undesignated Contributions 75,607.95 24 April, 1974 Tributes. . . . 946.00 . 60,914.30 5,182 April, 1974 Undesignated Contributions ---12,954 Additions from securities received as bequests throughout the year . Total additions to the Reserve Fund .

$ 16,272.87 391,481.45 3,784.00

141,288.75 $552,827.07 424,098.59 $976,925.66

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY July 1, 1973 to June 30, 1974 GENERAL FUND Income Grand Lodge Per Capita Tax Grand Chapter, O.E.S. Per Capita Tax .....

$ 226,340.1 I

38,656.50 $ 264,996.61

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 Income from Special Fund Income from Gussie L. Grenner Estate

18.708.17 $ 220,847.70 291,873.75 662.98

. . . .

513,384.43 285,218.69 565,680.22 2,995.12 56,292.35 21,861.45


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265,616.08 (1,740.59) $1,993,012.53

Income from Reserve Fund . Income Rental Property-5335-37 Delmar GENERAL FUND-INCOME .

Expenses Wages and Salaries Food Service . . . . . . . . .. . Dry Goods and Clothing ..... Dry Cleaning and Shoe Repair Laundry . Fuel . Repairs and Maintenance .. , Supplies . Electricity Water and Sewer Tax Insurance .. Barber and Beauty Shop Snack Parlor .' . 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 . Freight and Delivery .. , Hauling Want Ads Newspapers Dues and Subscriptions Safe Deposi t Box Piano Tuning . Miscellaneous Administrative Travel Expenses Burial Expenses S~mhy .. , Group Life Insurance . . Pension Plan Convention Expense . Promotional Expense Razing Building and Improving Area TOT AL OPERATING EXPENSES

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.

$ 841,424.28 276,005.33 20,714.22 1,631.45 17,083.53 51,297.74 60,510.18 18,752.37 36,684.78 5,901.96 26,985.03 838.81 (346.02) 24,460.85 59,844.22 4,919.70 50,442.74 11 ,976.77 195.00 128.90 4,768.99 7,872.50 . 5,889.02 694.30 300.60 2,033.37 . 785.68 2,814.44 72.50 18.00 358.00 3,685.13 752.60 33,613.51 54,379.39 2,718.64 13,082.40 770.04 35,410.99 180.00 .$1,679,651.97

Other Expenses Taxes and Expenses on Estates .. $ 227.65 Unemployment Taxes 4,683.09 Trustee's Collection Fees . . . . . . . . . . . .. 15,394.42


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Payroll Charges Equipment Purchases-Net Real Estate Taxes, New Site Non-Budget Items

. . . .

1,681.27 969.39 307.68 60,891.21 84,154.71 1,763,806.68

Excess of Income Over Expenditures Balance in General Fund, July 1, 1973 Balance, June 30, 1974

$ 229,205.85

. . .

437,401.26 $ 666,607.I 1

BUILDING FUND Income $ 113,990.99

Bequests and Donations Interest on Bonds

6,030.15

.

$ 120,021.14

Expenses

Building Expense Collection Fees on Agency Account

$ 112,090.60

.

180.91

.

112,271.51 7,749.63 109,720.56 $ 117,470.I9

Excess of Income Over Expense ., Balance, July 1, 1973 . Balance, June 30, 1974 .

$

SPECIAL FUND Income

Interest on Securities ..

$

56,646.68

Expenses

Collection Fees on Agency Account Income Transferred to General Fund

.

$

.

Excess of Income Over Expenses Balance, July 1, 1973 Balance, June 30, 1974

.

354.33 56,292.35 56,646.68 .00 922,115.29 $ 922,115.29

.

$

. .

RESERVE FUND Income

Dividends on Stocks Interest on Bonds Grand Lodge Initiation Fees Bequests and Donations Loss on Sale of Securities

. .

.

$

98,530.89 176,167.39 24,610.00 976,925.66 (6,007.78) $1,270,226.16

. .

Expense!> Agency Collection Fees . Income Transferred to General Fund. . .........

.

$

9,083.86 265,616.08 274,699.94


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Excess of Income Over Expenses Balance, July 1, 1973 Balance, June 30, 1974

$ 995,526.22 4,674,061.62 $5,669,587.84

. . .

.

ENDOWMENT FUND

.

Income

Bequests and Gifts Income for Twelve Months Ended June 30, 1974 . Balance, July 1, 1973 Balance, June 30, 1974

.

814.77 814.77 6,859,886.63 $6,860,701.40 $

. .

$

.

CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND

Income Contributions

.

$

11,459.51

Expenses Entertainment and Gifts Excess of Expenses Over Income Balance, July 1, 1973 Balance, June 30, 1974

. .

$

. .

$

12,661.83 (1,202.32) 9,822.51 8,620.19

REPORT OF AUDITOR August 21, 1974 To the Board of Directors Masonic Home of Missouri Saint Louis, Missouri GENTLEMEN: Pursuant to engagement, I have prepared this report prelimi. nary to my formal report of the Masonic Horne of Missouri, to be submitted to the Board of Directors at a later date. I examined the books and records of the secretary for the period July 1, 1973 to June 30, 1974. The examination covered the General Fund, Building Fund, Special Fund, Reserve Fund, Endowment Fund and Christmas and Entertainment Fund. Following are summaries of the assets and liabilities of the various funds at June 30, 1974.

GENERAL FUND Assets Cash in Mercantile Trust Company Cash in Mercantile-Commerce Trust Co.Payroll Account . Cash in Petty Cash Fund .

. $143,331.25 5,228.57 200.00 $ 148,759.82

Inventories-Supplies Investments Due from St. Louis Union Trust Co. Trustee Gussie L. Grenner Estate

. .

27,544.49 545,383.02

.

5,907.33


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Unexpired Insurance Inventory-Cemetery Lots New Site

12,134.25 434.00 51,668.43 $ 791,831.34

. . .

Liabilities Accounts Payable . Accrued Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes Accrued Payroll Taxes and Deductions Accrued Payroll . Suspense Account-Donations Not Allocated Due to Endowment Fund .

$ 45,702.35 356.06 3,374.07 33,593.30 41,945.16 253.29

Balance in General Fund

.

125,224.23 $ 666,607.11

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

.

10,312.50 103,100.78 4,056.91 $ 117,470.19

$

.

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

.

6,665.73 915,449.56 $ 922,115.29 $

. .

RESERVE FUND Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent Securities Balance in Reserve Fund

748.55 5,668,839.29 $5,669,587.84

$ . .

ENDOWMENT FUND Assets Due from Mercantile Trust Company, Agent United States Bonds Other Bonds Real Estate Loans Stocks . Due from General Fund .

. . . .

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

. $557,680.29 . 2,482.43

Balance in Endowment Fund

.

2,223.29 226,538.13 4,233,469.33 14,513.00 2,979,867.08 253.29 $7,456,864.12 $

560,162.72 $6,896,701.40

CHRISTMAS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUND Cash in Boatmen's National Bank Certificate of Deposit, Interest Rate II ~% Due August 28, 1974 Balance in Christmas and Entertainment Fund

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$

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The balances appearing in these funds were confirmed by reconciling certificates, received directly from the depositaries, with the stated book balances. The securities in the General Fund were examined. On the other funds, statements were examined as of June 30, 1974 from the Mercantile Trust Company, Agent. The inventories of provisions and supplies are stated as shown on the inventory sheets prepared by the management. â&#x20AC;˘ Securities acquired prior to June 30, 1973 are stated at values listed in the report for June 30, 1973. Securities acquired during the current fiscal year are listed at cost on purchases and market value at date of acquisition by requests, etc. The cemetery lots are listed at $ 1.00 per grave: If you desire any additional information relative to this report, I shall be pleased to have you call upon me. Respectfully submitted, ROBERT C. WAGENER, Certified Public Accountant.

MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE Auqust 1, 1973-July 31, 1974 Mr. Herman A. Orlick, President Masonic Home of Missouri 5351 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, Missouri 63112 Dear Rt. Wor. Brother Orlick: Another year has come and gone, and again it becomes our duty and pleasure to report on the activities of the Masonic Home Cheer Committee. As in the past, we derive great joy and benefit as we go about our duties, watching the faces light up with joy and hearing the cheery voices expressing their thanks to us. vVe should be thankful, and we are, that we are able to perform our tasks. There were only three religious services sponsored by this committee this past year, the one in March being a combined service conducted by the Square Club and Alhambra Grotto. The attendance at these services was about the same as in the past few years. A list of the contributors is attached to and becomes a part of this report. We have tried to acknowledge each and everyone. If anyone was missed, it certainly was not intentional and we now say to them, Thanks. While we rejoice in our accomplishments, we are not unmindful of the cooperation and assistance we received from Wor. Brother Wood and his staff. Without them our efforts would be in vain. We thank each of them. Fraternally, HARRY B. SMITH, President. Following is our Financial and Activities Report for the fiscal year August 1, 1973 through July 31, 1974:


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Balance in Bank July 31, 1973 Petty Cash on Hand . Total Cash on Hand and in the Bank Receipts Per List Attached

.

Disbursements 1973-1974 (Per List Attached) Balance on Hand July 31, 1974 Recapitulation: Balance in Mercantile Trust Co. . Balance in Petty Cash Fund

$1,615.94 117.36 $1,733.30 3,326.70 $5,060.00 . 3.952.50 . $1,107.50 . $1,027.21 80.29 $1,107.50

RECEIPTS AND DEPOSITS George Washington Lodge No.9 .. $ 75.00 100.00 Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 ....• ". 50.00 Keystone Lodge No. 243 .... , . Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 . 25.00 America Lodge No. 347 . 25.00 100.00 Tuscan Lodge No. 360 , .. Tuscan Lodge No. 360 (Benevolent Fund) . 250.00 50.00 Anchor Lodge No. 443 . 50.00 Westgate Lodge No. 445 . 50.00 Harmony Lodge No. 499 . 100.00 Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 . 25.00 Apollo Lodge No. 529 ...........• 50.00 Ferguson Lodge No. 542 . 50.00 Algabil Lodge No. 544 . Maplewood Lodge No. 566 ..••.... 50.00 50.00 Forest Park Lodge No. 578 ..•.... Wellston Lodge No. 613 ..•.....••. 25.00 Magnolia Lodge No. 626 ......••.. 20.00 Freedom Lodge No. 636 •.......... 75.00 Triangle Lodge No. 638 . 50.00 Jennings Lodge No. 640 . 100.00 Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 25.00 Shaveh Lodge No. 646 . 20.00 Pilgrim Lodge No. 652 . 50.00 Commonwealth Lodge No. 654 . 5.00 Gardenville Lodge No. 655 . 30.00 Progress Lodge No. 657 . 25.00 40.00 Berkeley Lodge No. 667 •.......... 150.00 Scottish Rite Bodies . 500.00 Moolah Shrine . The Square Club . 50.00 Warder's Club-33rd and 57th Districts , . 100.00 Missouri Chapter No. I, R.A.M . 20.00 Cabany Chapter No. 140, R.A.M. . 25.00 Hiram Council No. I, R. & S.M... 20.00 St. Louis Commandery No. I, K.T. 50.00 Ivanhoe Commandery No.8, K.T. . 25.00 St. Aldemar Commandery No. 18, K.T•........................... 100.00 Uel Chapter No. 129, R.A.M., Bonne Terre, Members: Paul D. Hickman ., , . 25.00 Dlin S. McDaniel . 5.00 James H. Reynolds . 5.00 Anchor Chapter No. 54, D.E.S . 10.00 Tuscan Chapter No. 68, D.E.S . 5.00 Polar Star Chapter No. 134, O.E.S. 10.00 Fenton Chapter No. 152, O.E.S. . . 10.00 Florissant Chapter No. 161, D.E.S. 25.00 Mehlville Chapter No. 187, D.E.S. 5.00 Maplewood Chapter No. 264, D.E.S. 50.00 Guynell Chapter No. 326, D.E.S .. 25.00 Rob Morris Chapter No. 328, D.E.S. 10.00 Rosecroix Chapter No. 372, D.E.S. 15.00 Algabil Chapter No. 409, D.E.S. .. 10.00

Southhampton Chapter No. 459, D.E.S. ..•..•..•..••.••..•.•..•. Poinsetta Chapter No. 472, D.E.S. Berkeley Chapter No. 503, O.E.S.• Iota Chapter No. 506, D.E.S. •.... Progress Chapter No. 522, D.E,S. . Crown Chapter No. 535, D.E.S. ... Wor. Bro. Harold Giltner, Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 . Members of Tuscan Lodge No. 360: Bro. Channing A. Bond . Bro. Robert S. Craig .....•..... M. W. Bro. Forrest C. Donnell ., Bro. G. J. Ellis . Bro. David H. Griffin . Wor. Bro. Forrest E. Head . Bro. Theodore Klaiber ..•....... Bro. William Klaiber ......•.... Bro. McMillan Lewis . Bro. Dtis Light . Bro. Carl Lindenschmidt . Bro. Lawrence C. Manchester . Bro. Harlan B. Dwens •....•.... Bro. William F. Pollnow ,. Bro. Harley E. Schwering . Bro. Frank H. Skelly ., . Bro. Guy A. Turner, Jr ,., Bro. William L. Weiss . Wor. Bro. William E. Krenning, Westgate Lodge No. 445 . Wor. Bro. Earl Dille, Clayton Lodge No. 601 .......................• Jack Stoessel-Refund 1973 Christmas Expense . In memory of Wor. Bro. James M. Edwards: Mrs. Emma Gene Volmer . Wor. Bro. and Mrs. George W. Whitworth .....•............. In memory of loved ones: Wor. Bro. and Mrs. George W. Whitworth , . In memory of Sister Irma Brasier, Clayton Chapter No. 304: Mildred Bender . Pearl F. Lamping . Lilly Mosley . Beulah Postal . Clayton Chapter Past Matrons and Past Patrons Club . In memory of Albert DeVoto and William Ham: Clayton Chapter Past Matrons and Past Patrons Club . Refund, Christmas Party, Boat Tickets, etc .

5.00 37.00 23.70 10.00 5.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 20.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 50.00 25.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 20.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 5.00

10.00 61.00

$3.326.70


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ACTIVITIES AND DISBURSKMENTS OF THE MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE Auqust I, 1973 to July 31, 1974 1973 August 1 August 11 October 20 November 17 December 15 December 22

1974 March 31 May 11 June 5 June 1 June 15 July 26 July 27

July 31

Excursion on Steamer Admiral $ 258.63 Bi-State-Accounts Payable (Last Report) . 82.00 Religious Services, International Order of Job's Daughters Thanksgiving Cash Distribution . 652.00 Christmas Cash Distribution 652.00 Christmas Party, Sister Violet Whitworth, Chairperson, Entertainment, Santa Claus, Music (Provided by Bro. Ben St. Onge and his Orchestra) 206.25 Religious Services, Square Club and Alhambra Grotto (Combined Services) Mother's Day Cash Distribution Moolah Temple Band Concert Religious Services, St. Charles, Missouri, Chapter, Order of DeMolay Father's Day Cash Distribution .. Letter Carriers Band Concert . Outing to Bridgeton Temple Association Fish Fry, Dinner for Senior Citizens, Children, Nurses and Matron. Trans-portation Purchased, Bi-State .,. Advance Check for ]974 Boat Excursion Printing, Postage, Cards, Floral Offerings, etc.

636.00 43.00

638.00 44.60

220.50 125.00 394.52 $3,952.50

The above is in balance with the checkbook and bank statement as of July 31, 1974. HARRY B. SMITH, President. Attest: GEORGE W. WHITWORTH, Secretary.

R.W. Brother Orlick moved that the report of the Masonic Home Board be accepted and filed. The motion was seconded and carried. Grand Master Walker announced that the report of the Masonic Home Board was accepted and would be printed in the PROCEEDINGS. PRESENTATION OF STANDING RESOLUTION

R.W. Bro. Herman A. Orlick informed that he had a Standing Resolution to offer in conjunction with the reading of the report of the Masonic Home Board. . BROTHER ORLICK: The Grand Secretary in a moment will read a substitute resolution for the resolution that was offered last year instructing the Masonic Home Board to reconsider its location of the Home. This consideration was made, and the Masonic Home Board unanimously endorses this standing resolution about to be presented. Our By-Laws call for the Grand Secretary to read the resolution, and I am going to ask Brother Arnold if he will read it. It is short and I would like for him to re-read it a second time. The Grand Secretary read the substitute resolution twice.


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To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missou,-i: The undersigned Past Masters offer the following Standing Resolution as a substitute for the resolution as to the Relocation of the Masonic Home presented at the last Annual Communication. STANDING RESOLUTION

It is hereby adopted as Grand Lodge policy that the Masonic Home Board of Directors begin a study of the possibility of locating an additional Masonic Home of Missouri in the greater Kansas City area (preferably Masonic District No. 59) and that fund-raising authority for an additional Masonic Home of Missouri in the greater Kansas City area is hereby granted to the Masonic Home Board of Directors including solicitation of the membership and lodges. Fraternally submitted, \VALTER

L.

\VALKER

HERMAN

A.

ORLICK

The resolution was seconded. GRAND MASTER WALKER: The resolution will be referred to the Jurisprudence Committee and will be acted upon in the morning. Some of the brethren have advised me that they want a vote by lodges on this matter; thus come prepared at nine o'clock in the morning for a vote by lodges. RESOLUTION: RE MASONIC EMPLOYMENT BUREAU

The Grand Secretary read a resolution entitled: "Amending Resolution," which pertains to Section 23.030. Employment Bureau. AMFNDING RESOLUTION

In conjunction with Section 23030 and Masonic Employment Bureau; whereas this is a St. Louis function that only the 33rd & 57~h Districts be permitted to vote on the per capita tax. \Vhereas the members who do not live in the metropolitan area do not pay the per capita tax. JAMES CARL

F.

V.

H.

McINTIRE BARTHOLD

M. HOWORTH

MELVIN

F.

DECKER

GRAND MASTER WALKER: The Chair rules that this is recognized as a proposed amendment to the By-Laws and thus it will be referred to the Jurisprudence Committee. As I understand the law, as it is a By-Law Amendment, it must lie over until next year. PROPOSAL TO REPEAL SECTION 25.160

The Grand Secretary read the proposition for the repeal of Section 25.160. Liquor Business Prohibited. To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: PROPOSAL TO REPEAL SECTION

25.160

It is hereby proposed that Section 25.160 of Article 25, Chapter IV, of the


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By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri be repealed. HAROLD

J. TONER,

MORRIS SALWINSKY,

and 108 other members of the Grand Lodge.

GRAND MASTER WALKER: The Chair rules that this is a proposed amendment to the By-Laws and it is ordered referred to the Jurisprudence Committee for action next year. The section referred to is 25.160; this is the one concerning liquor business; this is on the liquor question. RE: SUPPLEMENT TO ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER

M.W. BRO. WALKER: The Deputy Grand Master and I have been discussing the three-page Supplement to the Grand Master's Address, which in a brief resume of that 30- or 40-page report of that feasibility study. That is the reason we want you to get that supplement and study it overnight. It is intended as a brief resume of what was found in the study. Then you will be better prepared to vote on this question in the morning. THE REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY

R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold presented the report of the Grand Secretary as printed and included in the booklet entitled "Reports of Officers and Committees." At the end of the report is a statement of the membership statistics derived from the preliminary review of the 1974 Annual Returns of 568 lodges; the figures of five lodges whose returns have not been received or have not been received in proper condition are not included in the calculation. To the Gmnd Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missou1-i: My BROTHERS: It is with pleasure that I submit the report of my official acts as Grand Secretary and of the work of the Grand Lodge Office which are matters of interest to the Craft for the Year 1973-74. I am sincerely grateful to the members of the Grand Lodge of Missouri for the opportunity to serve as Grand Secretary, with the rights and privileges of fraternal ties among all who are affiliated with our Brotherhood.

COMMISSIONS TO DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS Commissions were issued to the 65 District Deputy Grand Masters appointed by Grand Master Walter L. Walker for the year 1973-74-one named to fill the vacancy by death and one named to fill the vacancy by resignation. CERTIFICATES TO DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS Certificates were issued to the 66 District Deputy Grand Lecturers appointed by Grand Lecturer Stanton T. Brown for the year 1973-74-one named to fill the vacancy by resignation. IDENTIFICAnON CARDS Identification cards for the year 1973-74' were issued to Grand Lodge


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Officers, District Deputy Grand Masters, and District Deputy Grand Lecturers. Grand Master Walker requested that a new card to identify Past Grand Masters be composed for issuance annually to be carried in the wallet or card case. The card certifies that the bearer has served the Grand Lodge of Missouri as Most Worshipful Grand Master, with the year of his term entered. The new identification cards for Most Worshipful Past Grand Masters were issued. CERTIFICATES OF PROFICIENCY AND RITUAL CARDS

Records were kept .of the reports of Examining Commissions for the issuance of cards and certificates to Authorized Instructors in the Proficiency or Candidates' Lectures (Subdivision I) and of cards to Authorized Instructors in Subdivision II of the Certificate Plan. SUBDIVISION I

Originals 103 First Renewals 69 Second Renewals 38 Third Renewals . . . . . . . .. 27 Fourth Renewals 22 Fifth Renewals 20 Sixth Renewals 14 Seventh Renewals 10 Eighth Renewals 9 Ninth Renewals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Tenth Renewals 3 SUBDIVISION II-PART

Originals First Renewals Second Renewals Third Renewals Fourth Renewals Fifth Renewals Sixth Renewals Seventh Renewals Eighth Renewals

1

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

.........

29 8 14 2 6 4 4 4 1

SUBDIVISION II-PART 2 Originals First Renewals Second Renewals ............ Third Renewals Fourth Renewals Fifth Renewals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sixth Renewals Seventh Renewals ........... Eighth Renewals ...........

30 12 8 4 2 4 6 3 I

SUBDIVISION II-PART 3 Originals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. First Renewals Second Renewals Third Renewals f'ourth Renewals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth Renewals Six th Renewals Seventh Renewals Eighth Renewals

26 9 7 5 6 4 8 3 1

The names of the Master Masons whose applications were approved during the year July 1, 1973-June 30, 1974 are included in the report of the Committee on Ritual. DUPLICATE CHARTERS

By order of the Grand Master, duplicate charters were issued for two lodges: Jerusalem Lodge No. 315 at Jerico Springs--damaged and illegible Earl Lodge No. 285 at Coffey-destroyed by fire ($5.00 fee waived) CONSOLIDATION AND MERGER OF LODGES

Tower Grove Lodge No. 631, St. Louis, Missouri, consolidated with and merged into Meridian Lodge No. 2 at St. Louis, Missouri. Tower Grove


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Lodge voted on the proposition on October 11, 1973; Meridian Lodge on October II, 1973. The Charter and the Seal of Tower Grove Lodge were received in the Grand Lodge Office. Forest City Lodge No. 214,Forest City, Missouri, consolidated with and merged into'Oregon Lodge No. 139 at Oregon, Missouri. Forest City Lodge voted on the proposition on January 17, 1974; Oregon Lodge on March 13, 1974. The Charter and the Seal of Forest City Lodge were received in the Grand Lodge Office. Spickardsville Lodge No. 524, Spickard, Missouri, consolidated with and merged into Trenton Lodge No. Ill, Trenton, Missouri. Spickardsville Lodge voted on the proposition on April 13, 1974; Trenton Lodge on May 2, 1974. The Charter and the Seal of Spickardsville Lodge were received in the Grand Lodge Office. DISPENSATIONS

By order of M.W. Grand Master Walter L. Walker, Dispensations were issued for the dedication of halls and sites for Masonic use and for the laying of cornerstones of Masonic temples and other buildings, as follows: November 19, 1973, to James N. Allison, District Deputy Grand Master, District 59, for dedication of room in Westview Grade School, Lee's Summit, Missouri, for Masonic use, where Summit Lodge No. 263 will meet in Special Communication for the purpose of Installation of Officers on Saturday evening, December 8, 1973. December 4, 1973, to Ronald P. Leaming, District Deputy Grand Master, District 42, for laying of cornerstone of new Masonic building of Stockton Lodge No. 283 at Stockton, Missouri, and dedicate the new Masonic Hall of Stockton Lodge No. 283 for Masonic use on Saturday afternoon, December 8, 1973 at 2:00 p.m. December 4, 1973, to Sam Rosenbaum, Jr., Worshipful Master of Stockton Lodge No. 283 at Stockton, Missouri, for holding a Special Communication of Stockton Lodge No. 283 on Saturday afternoon, December 8, 1973 at 2.:00 p.m. for the purpose of laying the cornerstone of the new Masonic building of Stockton Lodge and of dedicating the new hall of Stockton Lodge for Masonic use. December 7, 1973, to Thomas J. Davis, Jr., M.W. Past Grand Master, for conducting the ceremonies of laying the cornerstone of the new building of Eminence Lodge No. 607 and dedicating the new hall of Eminence Lodge No. 607 for Masonic use on Saturday afternoon, December 15, 1973. December 7, 1973, to Paul Faulkenbury, Worshipful Master of Eminence Lodge No. 607, for holding a Special Communication of Eminence Lodge No. 607 on Saturday afternoon, December 15, 1973, for the purpose of holding the ceremonies of laying the cornerstone of the new building of Eminence Lodge No. 607 and of dedicating the new hall of Eminence Lodge for Masonic. use. December 17, 1973, to Thomas W. Lingle, District Deputy Grand Master, District 24, for dedication of new hall of Barbee Lodge No. 217 at Sweet Springs, Missouri, for Masonic use on Friday, December 21, 1973. December 17, 1973, to Robert W. Cartwright, Worshipful Master of Barbee Lodge No. 217, for holding a Special Communication of Barbee Lodge No. 217 for the purpose of the dedication of the new hall of Barbee Lodge for Masonic use on Friday, December 21, 1973. January 25, 1974, to K. Roger Pennel, District Deputy Grand Master, District 8, for dedication of the new hall of Northwest Lodge No. 358 at Tarkio, Missouri, for Masonic use. January 25, 1974, to J. Morgan Donelson, M.W. Past Grand Master, for dedica-


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tion of the new hall of Havana Lodge No. 21, at McFall, Missouri, for Masonic use on Sunday, February 10, 1974. January 26, 1974, to Clair J. Clevenger, Worshipful Master of Havana Lodge No. 21 at McFall, Missouri, for holding a Special Communication of Havana Lodge No. 21 on Sunday, February 10, 1974, for the purpose of the dedication of the new hall of Havana Lodge at McFall, Missouri, for Masonic use. May II, 1974, to Herman A. Orlick, R.W. Deputy Grand Master, for presiding over and conducting the ceremonies of laying the cornerstone of f'enton Masonic Temple and dedicating the new hall of Fenton Lodge No. 281 for Masonic use on Saturday afternoon, May II, 1974. May 20, 1974, to J. C. Montgomery, Jr., R.W. Junior Grand Deacon, for convening the Grand Lodge of Missouri at Vandalia, Missouri, on Saturday afternoon, June IS, 1974, for the purpose of laying the cornerstone of Van-Far Middle School and presiding over and conducting the ceremony of laying the cornerstone. May 22, 1974, to Lester E. Schultz, R.W. District Deputy Grand Master, District 33A, for dedicating the "Auditorium" Room of Pomegranate Masonic Temple for Masonic use. June 3, 1974, to Thomas J. Davis, Jr., M.W. Past Grand Master, for presiding over and conducting the ceremony of laying the cornerstone of the new Masonic temple of Composite Lodge No. 369 at Doniphan, Missouri, on Sunday, June 16, 1974. July 2, 1974, to Chester B. Royer, District Deputy Grand Master, District 55, for the organization, institution and setting to work Central Crossing Lodge Under Dispensation in the Shell Knob-Viola Area, Barry County, on a convenient date and at an agreeable time. July 2, 1974, to James D. Hackworth, District Deputy Grand Master, District 47, for organization, institution and setting to work Bunker Lodge Under Dispensation at Bunker, Reynolds County, on a convenient date and at an agreeable time. August 8, 1974, to Kenneth C. Kordes, District Deputy Grand Master, District 10, for dedication of room in Coffey, Missouri. Fire Station for Masonic use, where Earl Lodge No. 285 will hold Stated and Special Communications. September 3, 1974, to Herman A. Orlick, R.W. Deputy Grand Master, for convening the Grand Lodge of Missouri for the purpose of laying the cornerstone of the Public High School at Chaffee, Missouri, on Sunday afternoon, September IS, 1974. . September 5, 1974, to Thomas J. Davis, Jr., M.W. Past Grand Master, for convening the Grand Lodge of Missouri at Doniphan, Missouri, on Sunday afternoon, September 19, 1974, for the purpose of dedicating the new hall of Composite Lodge No. 369, Doniphan, Missouri, for Masonic use.

By order of Grand Master Walker, dispensations that authorized the transaction of specific matters of lodge business were issued, as follows: October 30, 1973, to Arthur E. Kincaid, Worshipful Master of Cache Lodge No. 416, for holding a Special Communication of Cache Lodge No. 416 at Meridian Masonic Temple on Saturday evening, November 10, 1973 for Open Installation of Officers. November I, 1973, to Peyton Wallace White, Worshipful Master of Joachim Lodge No. 164, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of Open Installation of Officers on Saturday evening, November 10, 1973, at Hillsboro High School, the room having been previously dedicated for Masonic use. November 1, 1973, to Peter J. Papasifakis, Worshipful Master of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576, for holding a Special Communication of Olive Branch Lodge No.


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576 for the purpose of Opcn Installation of Officers at Rose Hill Masonic Temple on December 15, 1973. November 1, 1973, to Harold Leon Sapp, Worshipful Master of Parma Lodge No. 650, for conferral of degrees of Masonry on David Millard Orick in accordance with Section 13.110 and under the direction of the Grand Lecturer, or of a Master Mason specially deputed by him. November IS, 1973, to Burl E. Chapman, Worshipful Master of West Gate Lodge No. 445, for holding a Special Communication of West Gate Lodge No. 445 for the purpose of Annual Installation of Officers on Saturday evening, November 24, 1973, at Webster Groves Masonic Temple. November 20, 1973, to John F. Tucker, Worshipful Master of Fenton Lodge No. 281, for holding Stated and Special Communications of Fenton Lodge No. 281 in Valley Park Masonic Temple for the period of time until the new hall of Fenton Lodge is dedicated for Masonic use. November 20, 1973, to John F. Tucker, Worshipful Master of Fenton Lodge No. 281, for holding a Special Communication of Fenton Lodge No. 281 for the purpose of Open Installation of Officers in Fenton United Methodist Church on Friday evening, December 7. 1973 at 8:00 p.m. November 19, 1973, to Donald C. Ashlock, Worshipful Master of Summit Lodge No. 263 at Lee's Summit, for holding a Special Communication of Summit Lodge No. 263 in Westview Grade School, Lee's Summit, Missouri, for the purpose of Open Installation of Officers on Saturday evening, December 8, 1973 after the room has been dedicated for Masonic use. November 21, 1973, to James L. Westbrook, Worshipful Master of Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520, for holding a Special Communication of Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 for the purpose of Open Installation of Officers in Maplewood Masonic Temple on January 5, 1974. November 26, 1973, to Sam Rosenbaum, Jr., Worshipful Master of Stockton Lodge No. 283, for holding Annual Election of Officers of Stockton Lodge No. 283 at the Stated Communication of Thursday, December 6, 1973. December 4, 1973, to Sam Rosenbaum, Jr., Worshipful Master of Stockton Lodge No. 283 at Stockton, Missouri, for holding a Special Communication of Stockton Lodge No. 283 on Saturday, December 8, 1973 for the purpose of Installation of Officers. December 7, 1973, to Verle Freisner, Worshipful Master of Linn Creek Lodge No. 152, for holding Stated Communication of Linn Creek Lodge No. 152 on Thursday, December 13, 1973 (and subsequent Stated and Special Communications as may be necessary due to fire damage of the hall of Linn Creek Lodge) in the hall of Macks Creek Lodge No. 433 at Macks Creek, Missouri. December 28, 1973, to Joseph M. Rodrigues, Worshipful Master of Plato Lodge No. 469, for reballoting on three petitions for degrees-Herman Mendosa Lara, Chester Arthur McDonald, Clyde Dale York-in accordance with Sections of Article 14 in Constitution and By-Laws and 1972 Pocket Part. December 28, 1973, to Clifford G. Abney, Worshipful Master of Sedalia Lodge No. 236, for conferral of degrees of Masonry on Wendell Dean Smith in accordance with Section 13.110, if duly elected, and under the personal direction of R.W. Bro. Lloyd C. Kennon, District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 36th District. February 13, 1974, to Ernest E. Butts, Worshipful Master of Palestine Lodge No. 241 at St. Charles, Missouri, for the conferring of the degrees of Masonry on Charles Warren Potts, who has been duly elected in accordance with Section 13.llO-the degrees to be conferred under the direction of the Grand Lecturer, or of a Master Mason specially deputed by him. March 14, 1974, to Carlos E. Cooper, Worshipful Master of Branson Lodge No.


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587, Branson, Missouri, for conferral of degrees on Roben S. Alexander, who has been duly elected, in accordance with Section 13.1l0-the degrees to be conferred under the direction of the Grand Lecturer, or a Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. March 14, 1974, to Glen H. Thompson, Worshipful Master of Mystic Tie Lodge No. 221, Oak Ridge, Missouri, for Special Communication of Mystic Tie Lodge No. 221, Oak Ridge, Missouri, on Saturday, June 29, 1974 beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the outdoor area on the farm of Hubert C. Bollinger, which site has been previously dedicated and consecrated for Masonic use. March 25, 1974, to George D. Drexler, Worshipful Master of Beacon Lodge No.3, St. Louis, Missouri, for formally opening and closing a Special Communication in the anteroom of the Royal Arch Hall of the St. Louis Masonic Temple and for holding the Open Installation of Officers in Royal Arch Hall of the S1. Louis Masonic Temple on Saturday evening, April 6, 1974. May 8, 1974, to Carlos E. Cooper, Worshipful Master of Branson Lodge No. 587, Branson, Missouri, for holding a Special Communication of Branson Lodge in the new Memorial Field House on the Campus of the School of the Ozarks on June 8, 1974 for the purpose of conferring the Master Mason Degree and Proficient Fellow Craft of Branson Lodge. May 22, 1974, to Ronald H. Groom, Jr., WorshipfUl Master of Pomegranate Lodge No. 95, for holding Stated and Special Communications of Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 in the "Auditorium" Room of Pomegranate Masonic Temple, after the place has been duly and regularly dedicated for Masonic use for such period of time as necessary until repairs are made to the ceiling damage in the lodge room. May 22, 1974, to William E. Morrow, Worshipful Master of Algabil Lodge No. 544, for holding Stated and Special Communications of Algabil Lodge No. 544 in the "Auditorium" Room of Pomegranate Masonic Temple in conformity to the ruling on Section 7.060, after the place has been duly and regularly dedicated for Masonic use, for such period of time as necessary until the repairs are made to the ceiling damage in the lodge room. May 22, 1974, to Gary W. Yarbrough, Worshipful Master of Strafford Lodge No. 608, for holding a Special Communication of Strafford Lodge No. 608 at the outdoor site on the farm of Bro. Tom Comstock on Saturday, June 15, 1974 at 6:00 p.m., the place has been previously dedicated for Masonic use. May 24, 1974, to William E. Morrow, Worshipful Master of Algabil Lodge No. 544, for holding a Special Communication of Algabil Lodge No. 544 in the hall of Meridian Lodge No.2 at Meridian Masonic Temple on Friday, May 24, 1974. June 3, 1974, to William E. Morrow, Worshipful Master of Algabil Lodge No. 544 at S1. Louis, Missouri, for holding Stated and Special Communications of Algabil Lodge No. 544 in the hall of Meridian Lodge No.2 in Meridian Masonic Temple, 4500 Donovan Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, during the month of June, 1974. Ju~e 3, 1974, to Larry Joe Begeman, Worshipful Master of Montgomery Lodge No. 246, for the conferral of the degrees of Masonry on George Lee Hanger, who has been duly elected, in accordance with Section 13.1 10. Physically Disqualified Candidates. June 28, 1974, to Eugene P. Henry, Worshipful Master of Carthage Lodge No. 197 at Carthage, Missouri, for the conferral of the degrees of Masonry on Paul Robert L. Russow, who has been duly elected, in accordance with Section 13.110 and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, or of a Master Mason specially deputed by him. June 28, 1974, to Alfred E. Dixon, Worshipful Master of Southwest Lodge No. 466 at Southwest City, Missouri, for holding a Special Communication of Southwest


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Lodge for the purpose of conferring the Master Mason Degree on a Proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site which has been previously inspected, approved, and dedicated for Masonic use on August 3, 1974 at 8:00 p.m. June 28, 1974, to Joseph E. Peterson, Worshipful Master of St. Louis Lodge No. 20 at St. Louis, Missouri, for holding a Special Stated Communication of St. Louis Lodge No. 20 for the purpose of conferring a degree of Masonry and of treating a resolution to change the time of meeting at Rose Hill Masonic Temple, Creve Coeur, Missouri, on Wednesday, July 17, 1974. July 4, 1974, to Charles A. Moyer, Worshipful Master of Pilgrim Lodge No. 652, for conferring the degrees of Masonry on William Nathan Addition, who has been duly elected, under the personal supervision of the Grand Lecturer, or of a Master Mason specially deputed by him, in accordance with Section 13.110. July 20, 1974, to William E. Morrow, Worshipful Master of Algabil Lodge No. 544 at St. Louis, Missouri, for holding a Special Communication of Algabil Lodge No. 544 on Friday evening, July 26, 1974 at America Masonic Temple for the purpose of conferring the Fellow Craft Degree on a Proficient Entered Apprentice as courtesy to Waynesville Lodge No. 375, Waynesville, Missouri, and the Master Mason Degree on a Proficient Fellow Craft of Algabil Lodge. August 8, 1974, to Elmer Marfin, Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge No. 177 at Houston, Missouri, for taking another ballot on the petitions of James C. Bridges and Carl E. Phillips for the degrees of Masonry at the Stated Communication of the second Monday of September, September 9, 1974, after notice showing the names of the petitioners has been given all resident members. August 8, 1974, to Dale K. Wolfenkoehler, Worshipful Master of Excelsior Lodge No. 441 at Jackson, Missouri, for taking another ballot on the petition of John M. Dalton for the degrees of Masonry at the Stated Communication of the second Thursday, of September, September 12, 1974, after notice showing the name of the petitioner has been given all resident members. August 8, 1974, to Johnny D. Brown, Worshipful Master of Earl Lodge No. 285 at Coffey, Missouri, for holding Stated and Special Communications of Earl Lodge No. 285 in the room of the Coffey Fire Station, after the place has been dedicated for Masonic use, for such time as may be necessary to complete repairs of fire damage to hall, or until arrangements are made for a permanent meeting place. Earl Lodge Hall was damaged by fire on July 5, 1974. August 30, 1974, to William E. Morrow, Worshipful Master of Algabil Lodge No. 544 at St. Louis, Missouri, for holding Stated and Special Communications at Meridian Masonic Temple for such duration as is necessary until the repair of damages of Pomegranate Temple have been completed. September 3, 1974, to Merlin E. Hatheway, Worshipful Master of Athens Lodge No. 127 at Albany, Missouri, for holding Stated and Special Communications of Athens Lodge No. 127 in the hall of Havana Lodge No. 21 at McFall, Missouri for such duration as is necessary until the project of remodeling the hall of Athens Lodge is completed and the place has been dedicated for Masonic use. FORMATION OF NEW LODGES

Two petitIOns for dispensations to form new lodges, accompanied by all required information and the proper supporting evidence, were presented by interested f\'faster Masons of the following locations, respectively: A. Shell Knob-Viola in Barry County (55th Masonic District); B. Bunker in Reynolds County (47th Masonic District) . By the order of M.W. Grand Master Walter L. Walker, the dispensation for the formation of Central Crossing Lodge was issued on June 27, 1974.


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Central Crossing Lodge was duly instituted, organized, and set to work on July 11, 1974. By order of M.W. Grand Master Walter L. 'Walker, the dispensation for the fonnation of Bunker Lodge was issued on June 27, 1974. Bunker Lodge was duly instituted, organized, and set to work on July 19, 1974. PERMISSIONS

Grand Master Walter L. Walker expressed his approval and granted his consent on various propositions and requests pertaining to the operation and the activities of subordinate lodges of Missouri, according to the requirements of the Grand Lodge. Sept. 30-To Lambskin Lodge No. 460 to make a fraternal visit to Hilton Lodge No. 1143 at East Peoria, Illinois, on Saturday, October 13, 1973. Oct. 10-To Meridian Lodge No.2 to receive the petition of Archie Clyde Goodwin of Granite City, Illinois, for the degrees of Freemasonry. Oct. 29-To Cornerstone Lodge No. 323 to host Cornerstone Lodge 1\'0. 875 at Chicago, Illinois, and Paducah Lodge No. 127 at Paducah, Kentucky, for a fraternal visit on Saturday, November 17, 1973. Dec. 22-To Country Club Lodge No. 656 to receive the petition for affiliation of Bro. Clarence Wade Stiver, a Master Mason of Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, Springfield, Missouri, who resides at Overland Park, Kansas. Jan. 16-To Bayou Lodge No. 365 to receive the petition of Robert Lynn Arnett for the degrees of Masonry, a resident of Arkansas. Mar. 14-To Meramec Lodge No. 313 to host the Western Grand Lecturer Club of Illinois for a fraternal visit on March 23, 1974. Mar. 22-To St. John's Lodge No. 28 to host Lima Lodge No. 135 at Lima, Illinois, for a fraternal visit on Saturday, March 30, 1974. Apr. 9-To Erwin Lodge No. 121 to host Pleiades Lodge No. 478 at Chicago, lIlinois, for a fraternal visit on Saturday, April 27, 1974. Apr. IO-To Lambskin Lodge No. 460 to host Hilton Lodge No. 1143 at East Peoria, Illinois, for a fraternal visit on Saturday, May II, 1974. Apr. 17-To Meridian Lodge No.2 to make a fraternal visit, along with Albert Pike Lodge No. 714 at Little Rock, Arkansas, to Tulsa Lodge No. 71 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, May 18, 1974. June 3-To Lamar Lodge No. 292 to host the Oklahoma Indian Degree Team for a fraternal visit on July 20, 1974. June 20-To Aurora Lodge No. 267 to receive the petition for the degrees of Masonry of Frederick Floyd Krems, a non-resident who lives in O'Fallon, Illinois. June 21-To Samaritan Lodge No. 424 for a Table Lodge on Saturday evening, July 20, 1974. Aug. 18-To Arlington Lodge No. 346 to host Gothic Lodge No. 852 at Belleville, Illinois, for a fraternal visit on Saturday, August 31, 1974. Aug. 21-To Pauldingville Lodge No. 11 to make a fraternal visit to Granite City Lodge No. 877 at Granite City, Illinois, on Saturday, September 28, 1974. COURTESIES

Lodges of Missouri accommodated 81 lodges of other Grand Jurisdictions and performed fraternal services. Subordinate lodges of Missouri made 181 requests of lodges of other states for fraternal courtesies: conferrals of degrees, investigation to determine fitness of petitioners for the degrees and for


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reinstatement, assistance with the preparation of application for admission to the Masonic Home, presentations of 50-Year Buttons, inquiries for information on "lost" brothers, etc. The requests were transmitted between lodges through the offices of the respective Grand Secretaries. In addition many requests for information on Masonic history and records were exchanged and processed, authorizations were given and received (or Masonic funeral services. GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

M.W. Grand Master Walter L. Walker recommended that Master Masons of Missouri lodges be commissioned Grand Representatives of other Grand Lodges near the Grand Lodge of Missouri, as follows: William J. Hill-Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 at Kansas City-Kentucky Lester E. Schultz-Tuscan Lodge No. 360 at St. Louis-Finland Robert Gene Embrey-Stella Lodge No. 538 at Stella-New Brunswick Nikola M. Jakovac-Trinity Lodge No. 641 at St. Louis-Santa Catarina, Brazil Grand Master Walker accepted the recommendations of the respective Grand Masters and Grand Lodges and appointed Grand Representatives of Missouri near other Grand Lodges. Certificates of Commission were issued to: Alberta-Gordon Robert Wilson British Columbia-William Joseph McCoid China-Joseph H. Moore III Greece-E. Tsitsones Iran-Mohammed Ali Ghavami New South Wales-Reginald Sydney Littlejohn New York-Bernard Grossman Parana (Brazil) -Arnaldo Mazza Junior Queensland-N. G. Dahl South Carolina-Perry E. Stroup FIFTY-YEAR BUTTON PRESENTATIONS JULY

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The Grand Lodge of Missouri has honored 760 veteran brothers with the award of the 50-Year Button in recognition of their faithful interest in matters Masonic as Master Masons in good standing for 50 years. The subordinate lodges submitted the Masonic histories as written in the lodge books and authorized the awards; the Grand Secretary verified the facts of the records. M.W. Grand Master Walker approved the presentation of the button on the date when 50 years of membership in good standing as a Master Mason was accomplished. FIFTY-YEAR BUTTONS PRESENTED JULY

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Acacia No. 602-George C. Harper Adair No. 366-Fred P. Kob, Albert Raymond Caswell, Lloyd P. Sharp, Robert

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Algabil No. 544-Edwin Alexander Saenger, Arthur H. Schikore, Ernest Edward Bermel Allensville No. 198-Joseph W. Hill Alpha No. 659-Jennings Harmon, Herbert N. Zimmermann America No. 347-Gustav W. Sturm£els, Louis Parrett Anchor No. 443-Charles L. Kistenmacher, William Otto Buhrman, Vernon Laux, Edwin Eugene Rippstein Ancient Landmark No. 356-W. R. Price Apollo No. 529-Albert R. Priegel, Ralph Parks Archie No. 633-Roscoe C. Wilt Armstrong No. 70-Walter E. Batterton Aurora No. 267-Milton Susman, Edward P. Fink, Charles Wiese1thier, Joseph H. Beare Ava No. 26-Clifford M. Reynolds Barbee No. 217-John C. Hagan, Earl Moore, Paul A. Wylie Barnesville No. 353-Allen E. Martin Beacon No.3-Ray E. Gaugh, Edgar C. Hartmann, Ernest P. Sieving, Fred J. Benner, Walter Longerich, Ray Barnard, Carl J. Borbein, Elmer R. Mueller, Harry F. Creighton,Paul P. Turpin Bee Hive No. 393-Noel Theophilis Adams Belle No. 373-Isaac C. Murphy Belton No. 450-Jesse L. Campbell Benjamin Franklin No. 642-Joseph George Schreiner, Hymon G. Stein, Jacob Julius Sanders, Nathan Hyatt, Nathan Wolfson Bethany No. 97-Frank E. Fitzgerald Bethel No. 537-David J. Schnau£er Billings No. 379-Elder A. Stellwagen, Raymond S. Kastendieck Birming No. 150-Fred E. Roach Bloomfield No. 153-Kossuth W. Blomeyer, Carman J. Maupin, Charles C. Tucker Bogard No. lOl_Virgil B. Wampler, Ralph Sandusky Bolivar No. 195-Alfred N. Weiser, Thomas Hart Benton Dunnegan, Jr., Willis Anton Hagel, Oscar Eugene Scarlett Bonhomme No. 45-Herbert C. Ranke, Norman G. Finlay, Richard Darian Bartels Branson No. 587-Lowell R. Johnson Braymer No. 135-Lynn Woodward Farrar Breckenridge No. 334-Lafe E. Maddux Bridgeton No. 80-George J. Balthasar, Zeno E. Barker, Earl H. Thiebes Brotherhood No. 269-Eber E. Cadwell, Harry E. Hurd, Harold Carl Mueller, Jay A. Smith, Fred F. Neudorff, Ernest Rupert Mueller, Ora Leon Bird, James C. Bogle Bucklin No. 233-Glen M. Davis Cache No. 416-Louis F. Grossteiner, William]. Schipke, William L. Wiedemer, George W. Lyon, Henry P. Meyer, Walther A. F. Lorenzen, Fred W. Haag, Roy F. Reynolds, Edwin Gruber, Elmer H. Price Cainsville No. 328-]. Stephen Lincoln Cairo No. 486-Lester Harold McKinney Calhoun No. 552-Raymond T. Finks California No. 183-Harry G. Allee, John E. Martie Callao No. 38-Howard J. Gilleland Cambridge No. 63-Frank H. Genser Canopy No. 284-Ralph R. Bell, Paul W. Lear Caruthersville No. 461-Martin Allen Russell Neeley, James M. Reeves


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Cecile Daylight No. 305-W. Dudley McCann, Earnest Ray Pearson Censer No. 172-Finis M. Sagaser, Harry M. Swensson, Frank L. Thierfcldcr Chamois No. 185-Harry E. Dodds, Ernest Topel Charity No. 331-John A. Stilgenbauer, Maurice H. Farbstein, John K. Thrailkill, James B. Schofield, Dewey C. DeRuse, John A. LaPlante, Frank S. Dowd, John Muster, Walter M. Rozell, Harry V. Grief, Erwin W. Johnston, John G. Ooyman, Virgil T. Stout Charleston No. 407-Bernice A. Farmer Circle No. 342-James W. Porter Clark No. 61O-John J. Reynolds Clay No. 207-Arthur F. Wagoner Clayton No. 601-William Scott Smith, Archie McNee Duke, Louis Gordon Davis, Raymond Julius Schmitt, Charles F. Hoefelmann Clifton No. 463-Sherwood G. Skaggs, A. L. Collier, Raymond H. Dell Clifton Heights No. 520-Charles R. Randall, Edward Baird, Perry J. Goodwin, John A. Holloway, Edward G. Griesemer, Gus E. Schmidt Clinton No. 548-Earl Severs, Virgil William Lowry, James V. Loyd, Chester C. Hall, Thomas E. Downing Coldwater No. 485-Clarence Henry Bundy Columbia No. 534-William J. Kenny, Roy Thomas Byrns Comfort No. 533-William Franklin Stewart Commonwealth No. 654-Stanley Hill Compass No. 120-Robert W. Hauetter, Fred T. Hauetter, Dillard F. Brink Composite No. 369-John Frank Ollar, Dee Aubra Rice, Turner Sylvester Vaughn Concordia No. 464-Henry Kronsbein Continental No. 454-Estel M. Wood Cooper No. 36-Donald E. Wass, Frederick James Marston, Thomas G. Woolsey, Dorsey Earl Hooper, Russell R. Hickam, Otto E. White Cornerstone No. 32J-Theodore N. Goldman Cosby No. 600-Harry F. Hegeman Country Club No. 656-Byron Gordon Hays, George W. Nodell, Edward L. Scheufler, Nathan T. Veatch, Frank E. Pilley, Jr. Craft No. 287-Ivan H. Witt Craig No. 606-Ray David Allen Crane No. 519-Harry Ellis Criterion No. 586-Harry R. Warren Decatur No. 400-Ernest A. Jones DeSoto No. Jl9-Adolph L. Schwaegerle, Victor A. Schuh, Cale Woodson Reynolds, Charles F. Wallick Dockery No. J25-Herbert L. Strickler Doric No. JOO-David Wilford Haymes, Lawrence L. Price East Gate No. 630-Harry Lee Jackson, William R. Haley, John T. Wyatt, Joseph S. Shockey, Wesley Theodore Mahne . Easter No. 575-Estes Perkins Edina No. 291-Ralph G. Hayden, Irwin Xander Elvins No. 599-Dewey Hobart Keel Edwin No. 121-Benjamin W. Carson, Herman Melber Euclid No. 505-Theodore John Boehning, Benjamin Franklin Hartzel, Arthur W. Meinell, Harry Gottfried Gautsche, Walter I. Pleau, Fred Louis Giesler Excello No. 332-Czar Y. Teter Excelsior No. 441-Arthur F. Deneke Fairfax No. 483-William R. Hawkins


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Fayette No. 47-Thomas T. Hall Fellowship No. 315-Normal Henry Bass Fenton No. 281-George W. Springmeyer, Waltcr William Fischer Ferguson No. 542-Edward George Mernagh, George August Reiners Florissant No. 668-Hubert W. Foster Forest Park No. 578-Harry E. W. Herzberg, Thomas Fletcher Reed, Jr., Oran G. Wheeler, Robert John Laumand Friend No. 352-John Leonard Hannah F1'iendship No. 89-Crusen G. Updyke, Paul William Louden Fulton No. 48-Harry G. Duncan, Harry E. Backer Galena No. 515-Frank Paul Nantista Galt No. 423-Warner S. Brown, Sam S. Tolle, Harley E. Wade Gardenville No. 655-Henry B. Kettler, John Martin Carl Hertel Gate City No. 522-John W. Miller, Gustave Franklin, Wesley H. Layman, Jamcs Roy Morton, Arthur P. Gottschammer Gate of the Temple No. 122-Francis M. Bishop, Paul J. Gaylor, Walter L. McDowell George Washington No.9-Guy Colborn, George Francis Harrigan, Victor Brandt Crandall Glenwood No. 42i-Ira Thomas Gragg Good Hope No. 218-John James Havelka, Harry Wild, Edward M. Bonifer, John E. Kindall, Harry A. Bagley, Erwin Louis Kilian, Arthur E. Meyer, Carl B. A. Dietrich, Charles F. Vierman, David West Grandin No. 579-Harold D. Condray, Clarence Dewey McKinney Gmnite No. 272-William L. Berry, John Lee Brandt Gmnt City No. 66-Paul J. Sanders, Wheaton M. C. Dawson, Joseph S. Matteson Greentop No. 635-Bryan F. Arnold Greenville No. 107-John Karl Martin Hale City No. 216-Chester T. Hughes Hallsville No. 336-D. Ray Powell Hamilton No. 224-Peter Antonius Frederickson, Walter R. Bradley Hannibal No. 188-Daniel C. Millhizer, Ernest S. Wilson Harmony No. 499-Emil T. Moberg, Frederick W. Krieger, Christ G. Rem, Erwin H. McClaren Hartford No. 171-Archibald O. Lawson Hayti No. 571-Clyde J. Long Herbon No. 354-Benjamin C. Elliott, Garrett Bloomfield Quisenberry, Allen G. Thurman Stallings, Ralph E. Ward Henderson No. 477-Arthur P. Martin Hermitage No. 288-James Willie Hinkle Heroine No. 1M-Irvin Agron, Joseph Esrig, Samuel Spiegel Higbee No. 527-Jessie J. Comstock, Charles C. Hargis, Charles Henry Jones Higginsville No. 3M-Harry Earle Gladish Hogle's Creek No. 279-Asa William Hargrove Holden No. 262-George W. Elliott Holliday No. 660-Thomas E. Sparks Hope No. 251-Arvel Jones Hopewell No. 239-John C. Burgesen, Roy D. Scott, Drew Smith Hume No. l30-Harry E. Horton, John R. Quinn Huntsville No. 30-George W. Bevan Independence No. 76-Harold L. Campbell, James Owen Mack Ionic No; 154-Marion Albert WeIland, Gay Herbert Berghoefer


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Ivanhoe No. 446-Eben M. Calder, August :Frank Behrendt, Carl Lorentz Johnson, John Neal Kelley, Charles Edward McCoy, Walter Dewey Neese, Cyril Brooks Orear, Ward T. Barker, James Albert Weltmer, Harold Leigh Becker, Roly P. NaIl, Clarence Jules Doney, James Jackson Raemer, Harry O. Evans, Berthold Albert Henschel, Harry Claus Hayman, Roy R. Schindler, Charles W. Avey, Gerald Verne Cloverdykc, Enoch Nelson Gentry, Jr., Fred R. Kenower jackson No. 82-George Porter Stinson Tacksonville No. 541-Roy B. Wood jacoby No. 447-Marvin C. Miller, Olin Fuggett, Frank M. VanDermark jefferson No. 43-Arnold J. Schnider, William Stone Jordon, William J. Bohner, Abner Gwinn jennings No. MO-Alfred Julius Fuhrig, Fred E. Maginity, Harry Francis Sylvester joplin No. 335-Lonnie O. Lamb, Floyd Leslie Bumgarner Kansas City No. 220-James H. Carmean, Frank B. Collins Keystone No. 243-Roy Klose, James Logan, George P. Kawell King Hill No. 376-George David Heaston, Jr., Harrison L. Hovey Kirksville No. I05-Dewey M. Sevits, Glen E. Preston, Leonard Slover, Charles Robert Starks Kirkwood No. 484-Hubert Gramstad, Robert H. Werner, Karl A. Baumgarth, Alfred S. Zeller, Clarence H. Lindemeyer, Nestor W. Riemeier, Carl Gray Snavely La Belle No. 222-Ellis G. Bohon Laclede No. 83-Edwin M. Woodfill Lamar No. 292-Louis L. Wolf Lambskin No. 460-William Wolfe Kleberger, Morris Victor Tancill, Elmer E. Woerther, Hugh J. Elder La Monte No. 574-Floyd E. Brown, Charles Lawson Clingan, Edward A. Ficken, Robert B. Burke Leadwood No. 598-Ivan E. Forshee Lebanon No. 77-Arthur Cleveland Taff, William W. Haley Lewistown No. 494-E. Gary Jones Lexington No. 149-John Paul Russell, Benjamin E. Slusher Li berty No. J I-Roy Sevier Lick Creek No. J02-Edward L. Alford, Harry E. Ricketts Linn No. J26-Delmar Wilson Linn Creek No. 152-Theodore R. Anderson, Orville L. Stone l.odge of Light No. 257-Paul R. Vanzant Lorraine No. 128-Archie L. Alexander Magnolia No. 626-George J. Humphreys, Byron M. Jackson, George A. Krebs, Adam G. Schneider, Frank Milton Tine, Ferdinand C. Zeitinger, Raymond H. Kuchenbuch, George W. Schlutius, Charles A. Bowler, Norman V. Sexton Maplewood No. 566-Elrrier A. Wind, William P. Grunz, Arthur Henry Pfaff, William Frank Harris Marceline No. 48I-Henry K. Gelzer Marcus No. IIO-John H. A. Boenig, Jr. Marlborough No. 569-Gustav W. Knecht McDonald No. J24-Milton C. Siebern Memphis No. I6-Neal Payne, J. Harold Johnson Mendon No. 628-Thomas J. Hart Meramec No. JIJ-Walter Wehrle Mercer No. 35-Hollan H. Carlisle, W. J. Wyatt Meridian No.2-Lawrence pickert, Emil G, a. Rake, TheodQre C. Schaefer,


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George R. Schoen, Zelah E. Crowell, Charles O. Dellert, Frank N. Carter, Arthur E. Haenni, Edward J. Hauer, Oliver Weldon Harkrider, August E. Vogt, Dominik Louis Seeler, Robert J. Rebe, Robert W. Shoults, Arthur C. Smith, Edward A. Schwenker, Ervin L. Geimer Miami No. 85-Herman G. Malan Miller No. 567-David Earl Andrew Mineral No. 47I-Louis Frank Mullen Missouri No. I-Jack Joseph Woodick, Walter Charles Schuster, Benjamin F. James Mizpah No. 639-Bradford Locke, William C. Lindh, Robert F. Braden, Ernest A. Frank Kamp, Ernest A. Schneider Moberly No. 344-Lee R. Wilson, Roy O. Fray Mokane No. 612-Walter G. Krebs, William H. Wooford Monett No. 129-Viga B. Hall, Earl B. Spain, Victor H. Anderson, Leslie L. Mason, William J. Mitchell Monroe No. 64-Sterling J. Alexander Montevallo No. 490-Benjamin H. Hart Mound City No. 294-Albert H. Burrows Mountain Grove No. 158-Benjamin A. Britain Mount Hope No. 476-Vernon Noel Barton Mount Moriah No. 40-Charles Lanfersieck, Louis William Kansteiner, William Nick Brown, Maurice Walter Altmann, Frank Fabian, Louis Mitchell Bohnenkamp, William Guy Thomas, Leslie August Seaver, Arthur Steeber, Clarence Edward Woeber Mt. Vernon No. 99-Joseph L. Johnson, Emery Hill Mt. Washington No. 614-George Lee, William Albert Sommers, Charles Edwin Burgess Mt. Zion No. 327-Rollin H. Smith Mystic Tie No. 22I-Zeno D. Drum Naphtali No. 25-Roy C. Hoffer Nelson No. 560-C. D. Leuckert New Bloomfield No. 60-William H. Waggoner, Charles Crews, Edson Alex Meyers New Hope No. I99-Cecil W. Powell, D. Perkins Cobb Nodaway No. 470-Almyron F. Froman, John W. Price, Walter E. Smith, Homer Ellis Northeast No. 643-Eugene H. Reed North Star No. 157-Virgil H. Million Northwest No. 358-Evan J. Evanss, Frank J. Jones Norwood No. 622-0scar Freeman Occidental No. 163-Ira Thompson Dodd, W. Claude Smith Olive Branch No. 576-William A. Roettger, William V. Koutsoumpas Orient No. 546-Charles R. Knickerbacker, Roy Lawrence Smith, William Allen Graham, Oscar T. Anderson, Edgar H. Sims, Albert Clarence Wilson, Elden Mon路 roe Christman, Arnold Edward Wymore, Clarence T. Clevy, Floyd A. Exby O'Sullivan No.7-Ben H. Cooksey, Sam W. Baker, George Dewey Crussell Owensville No. 624-Joseph T. Tate Palestine No. 24I-Adrain J. Lohman Parrott No. J08-Goodricke Harley Fisher Pauldingville No. ll-Clarence H. Feix Paul Revere No: JJO-Adolph F. Diedrich Perryville No. 670-0tis R. Milster


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Perseverance No. 92-A. J. Wernert, William Henry Schaffner, Jr. Phoenix No. 136-Grant Terrill, Ely V. Biggs Pilgrim No. 652-James William Lee, Harold A. Alberter, Richard Hager, Gustave Martin, Ira L. Durkee, Walter Norton Downing, Lewis M. Booker Pilot Knob No. 182-Adolphus B. Coble Platte City No. 504-John W. Coots Plattsburg No. llJ-George Perry Transue Polar Star No. 79-William G. Goehring, Rohert A. Greifelt, Joseph R. Meyers, Sol Sapot, Maurice M. Ridker Pollock No. J49-Albert G. Holloway Pomegranate No. 95-August Kurtz Bangert, Samuel W. Heublein, Louis Ernest Pape, Paul Lindsey Barry Poplar Bluff No. 209-Ralph Dixon Pride of the West No. 179-William R. Hodges Progress No. 657-Raynor Robert Meinecke, Charles William Starkey, Walter Abraham Tipsword, Howard Beverly Warren Purity No. 658-Valentine Pfeffie Putnam No. 190-William J. Brantley Pymmid No. 180-Henry A. Loesch, Theodore G. Ost, Henry G. LiIliech Pythagoras No. J8J-Denzil G. Reese Ralls No. JJ-Stanley H. Wilson, Harold E. Walkup Ravenwood No. 201-Henry H. Toel Raytown No. J91-James Edward Burch, Ross McCampbell Republic No. 570-Robert Cecil Brim Rich Hill No. 479-John Andrew White Richland No. J85-Charles C. Keller Richmond No. 57-Clarence R. Child, John Clay Denham, James Shaw Bernard Robert Burns No. 496-Alvin C. Dreckman, Ben L. Murrah Rolla No. 213-Charles Chauncey Whittelsey, Joseph Castelli, Horace Wilfred Hodges, Rolla Oliver Brown, Byron L. Groesbeck, Sylvester Max Henry Mauer Rural No. 316-801 Silberman Rushville No. 2J8-Elmer Moore Russellville No. 90-Dennis Wesley Campbell St. Francisville No. 588-Russell N. Draper St. James No. 2JO-Morris E. Branstetter, Dennis S. Revelle St. John's No. 28-Clyde C. Wilson St. Joseph No. 78-Emil R. Gertsch, John Riley Maize, Earl Yeakley, Raymond Turner St. Louis No. 20-Robert Mathes, Saul Lester Rubin, Ben Axelbaum, Norman M. Gross, Samuel Pasternak St. Mark's No. 9J-Leslie Earl Schweer, Albert M. Estes Salem No. 225-Henry L. Beezley, Andrew J. Thompson Saline No. 226-Joseph Henry Lukefahr Salisbury No. 208-Rudolph C. Boeger Savannah No. 7J-ElIis Christian Breit Saxton No. 50B-Milton A. Edwards Seaman No. 126-Leman E. Atherton, Thorwald B. White Sedalia No. 2J6-Chester Dana Demand' Senath No. 513-Hugh F. Higginbotham Shaveh No. 646-John Edward Knox, Norman McKinley Pelcher Shawnee No. 65J-Raymond Joseph Gregory, Edgar H. Intelmann Sheffield No. 625-Clarcnce P. Crees, Bret B. Watts, Hurst. U. Eckles, Chester


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Wallace Harlan, Eskil Heilman, Don William Keller, Clarence A. Campbell, Orville McAllister, Aura Jerome Buzan Shekinah No. 256-Chester A. Juncker Sikeston No. 310-Tanner C. Dye, Lloyd R. Burns Solomon No. 271-Burton W. Hildrith, Hershel Ottis Hartley, Frank D. Milner, Winfred D. Hale South Gate No. 547-Leon Robert Meyer, Bennie Bryan Kirby, Emil H. Johnson, Leonard Hill Sullivan No. 69-Walter Rush Johnson, Leamon G. Dotter, Lawrence Bremer. Milton Frank Schulze Summersville No. 555-Carl C. Crume, Lee Bell, Roy W. Wall Swope Park No. 617-Edwin Jacobson, Arthur Harris Barrager, Fredrick D. Flagler, Kenneth D. Peck Temple No. 299-John Cassimer Holmgren, Chauncey L. Turner, Randall H. Cooper, Thomas MacEwell Parks, Samuel H. Ray, Arthur W. Boener Tipton No. 56-Everett Norris Pizer Triangle No. 638-Emil C. Gasteiger, William L. Bayne, James L. Hershfelt, Herman Leslie Chambers, Morton W. Denebeim, Ben Alexander Fuld Trilumina No. 205-Dorsey Powell Bail, Jesse M. Barrett, Ralph Bolton, Celsus O. Booth Trinity No. 641-Meyer Rosenstreter, David Lieberman, Fred Switzer, David C. Bleiweiss Troy No. 34-Charles Richard LaRue Tuscan No. 360-Edgar W. Drew, Leo A. Fisher, Lewis B. Stuart, A. Donald Anderson, Russell Ebling, James C. Travilla, Jr., Arthur J. Weis, Alexander F. Goepel, Henry C. Ransom, George Harkness, III, William P. Sharpe, Frank H. Simmons Twilight No. 114-Elijah Nelson Crank Union No. 593-George William Vossbrink, Oscar C. Vaughn Unionville No. 210-Virgil C. Rose, Jr. United No.5-Charles BeVier, Cecil Charles Cashner, Sr., William S. Eckman, James D. Vaughan Charles William Shaw, Wallace Adolph Otto, George Martin Ready, Lester E. Williams, Lloyd Hitchcock, Perry C. Ragan, Arthur E. Owen, Arthur H. Dennison, Henry A. Moore Unity No. 495-Hugh Land University No. 649-Samuel S. Pomeroy, Jr., Edward Olin Schreiner Valley No. 4J3-Charles Glenn Neely Valley Park No. 629-Frederick Robert Lang Van Buren No. 509-Shirley Bristol Versailles No. 320-Shelby Ross, Morris A. Lammert Wakanda No. 52--Stuart H. Dean, George G. Hatsell, Fayette A. Magee, Charles A. Womack Warren No. 74-Walter Daily Dotson Washington No. 87-Willard N. Poe, John Everett Wilson Waverly No. 61-Edgar E. Brown, O. Harry Glascock Webb City No. 512-0rville Clinton Hayward, William M. Cardwell, Francis Marion Jones. Joe Henry Sutton, William P. Lowden Webster Groves No. 84-Harry A. Guerre, George E. Horch, Irl G. Tremain, Alois J. Klein, Orville M. Mash, Wilson W. Condict, Finlay C. Henderson, Joseph W. Paar, AI~erman L. McClurg Wellston No. 6J3-Rolfe W. Hunter, Walter H. Price, William S. Edmiston, Herman G. Schutte, Raymond D. Scott, Lawrence A. Wilkenloh, Lawton L. But-

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cher, Joseph Klein, Fred W. Purgahn, Charles R. Stege, John T. Gover, Arthur :1'. Trautman, Robert R. Phelps Wellsville No. 194-Dolph A. Hickerson, Floyd A. Rockwell, Glenn A. Wilcox, Don V. Williams, Raymond T. Williams Wentzville No. 46-John T. Thurmond, Ralph N. Rodenberger West Gate No. 445-Arthur W. Nunley, Clarence S. Franke, Edward J. Kelly Westport No. 340-Ervin W. Feld, Francis C. Orr, Harry A. Moore, Harry C. Babcock, Clifford J. Barnes, John E. Sholund, John W. Lemish, Frank V. Steele, Emery S. Baugher, Max B. Levin, Lee Belcher Whitesville No. 162-Hugh F. Kearby, Walter W. Worthington, Clyde C. Wood Whitewater No. 417-Hugh C. Allmon Woodside No. 387-Clarence P. Perkins Xenia No. 50-Lee Roy White, Loren L. Clark York No. 563-Claude C. Croft, Henry L. Holmlund, William J. Huntoon, Paul Kindler, Arthur J. Meuschke, Clyde O. Petersen, Lowery D. Tainter, Willie Lee Martin, Melvin J. Horney, Gordon V. Swartz Zeredatha No. 189-Charles N. Brock, Clyde B. Young, James Warren Adams, Albert H. Kaiser, Otto Newhauser, Harry A. Miller, Lawrence K. Wilkins, Owen W. D. Craig, Lloyd Humphrey, George W. Harvey GRAND LODGE MONEY

The payments of subordinate lodges of the "Amount Due Grand Lodge" of per capita dues (Section 10.040) and the fees on initiations for the Masonic Home Fund (Section 10.020) and the George Washington National Masonic Memorial Fund (Section 10.030), interest income on investments, and miscellaneous receipts were deposited in the name of the Grand Lodge in the general fund at Commercial Bank of St. Joseph, Missouri. Receipts for the sales of Constitution and By-Laws, the publications of the Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education, the forms prescribed by Grand Lodge were deposited in the revolving account at Mercantile-Commerce Trust Company at St. Louis, Missouri. The costs of orders for these items, which are not actual expenses to the Grand Lodge, were paid from this revolving account. The remittances on the subscriptions of interested persons for The Freemason were deposited in The Freemason Account at Mercantile-Commerce; a withdrawal, payable to the Grand Lodge, was made from this account for each quarterly issue of the magazine at the rate of 25 cents per subscription. The records of receipts and disbursements have been submitted to the auditor for examination. The report of the auditor verifies the accounts and records. Grand Lodge Officers and members of the Committee on ''\Tays and Means received monthly budget reports and regular reports on the Imprest Account. 1974 ANNUAL

RETURNS

Duplicate blanks of the four-page 1974 Annual Return, with instructions, were mailed to lodge secretaries On June 15, 1974. The pl'eliminary review of the Returns received has been made to validate the figures entered in the determination of net membership as of June 30, 1974 and in the calculation of the amount due Grand Lodge. The review disclosed discrepancies:


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The duplication of degree conferrals previously reported in Annual Returns; the suspensions for nonpayment of dues when prior suspensions had not been cleared by reinstatements; the failure to accurately state the time of election (per By-Laws) and the total amount of initiation fees; the failure to report all transactions for the year July 1, 1973-June 30, 1974 (affiliations, degree conferrals, dimissions, deaths, rejections, etc.); the failure to supply complete Masonic histories of affiliates; the inclusion of 1974 50-year members as exemptions; the errors in the arithmetic of addition, subtraction, multiplication. Adjustments were made in both copies of the Returns and the duplicate (yellow) copy was sent to the lodge to be retained among the permanent papers for use as a reference source in the future. The audit of the 1974 Annual Returns, the process of writing all that is official into the permanent records of members on file in the Grand Lodge Office, is now in progress. The 1974 Annual Returns of 558 lodges were received in the Grand Lodge Office on August 1, or within a reasonable grace period. The prescribed penalty of $10.00 for each month, or fraction thereof, of delay was assessed those 15 lodges whose 1974 Annual Returns were received late. Inquiries were made of many lodges for information pertinent to the preliminary review. AREA MEETINGS

There was joviality; there was dignity. The genial and the earnest in appropriate measure characterized the fifteen Area Meetings of Lodge Officers held during the Spring 1974. M.W. Grand Master Walker, with R.W. Deputy Grand Master Orlick, received and welcomed the brothers of the subordinate lodges on their arrival at the meeting places: Worshipful Masters, Senior Wardens, Junior Wardens, and Secretaries. The serious purposes of the Area Meetings-better informed officers for the proper and successful operation of lbdges--were gained with the feeling of good nature. Points of Masonic law and practice presented by the Grand Master and the Grand Secretary included: Leadership, Program Planning, Suggestions for Officers, Visit of District Deputy Grand Master, Missouri Lodge of Research, Resolutions Pending for Action at 1974 Annual Communication, Consolidation of Lodges, Masonic Trials, 50-Year Buttons, Correspondence, Computer Print-Out of Names and Addresses (Immediate Information Form), and Slides on the George Washington National Masonic Memorial. The new publication of the Masonic Education Committee, "This Is Freemasonry" was introduced; each lodge received a quantity of the pamphlet. All officers received a packet of the printed materials. Everyone of the 1974 Area Meetings was satisfactory and valuable in terms of the attendance and the enthusiasm shown by officers, all of whom seemed to prove their sincere desire to acquire a greater degree of under路 standing for the regular operation of a lodge. From the standpoint of the Grand Lodge Officers, the Area Meetings, and the personal associations with brothers and friends, are the most worthwhile project of the Grand Lodge at this time.


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THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF MASTER MASONS

Since the last Grand Lodge Communication some 40,000 entries of the names and mailing addresses of Master Masons of Missouri lodges have been processed by the Grand Lodge Office Staff and Data Science Corporation. The items included the addition of information on newly raised and newly affiliated and reinstated Master Masons, the changes of residences (or places of receiving mail), and 'the deletion of names from the mailing roster for the reasons of death, dimission, suspension. On October 30, 1973 two copies of the Computer Print-Out of the Master Masons and mailing addresses were sent to each lodge for update. The lodge secretaries carefully checked: Name by name, address element by address element. They changed and they added and they removed so that all the Master Masons of their respective lodges might receive The Freemason and other communications-"lOO per cent direct and personal communication." The updated Print-Outs, together with Immediate Information Forms, U.S. Postal Service Form 3579 (NIXIE), the Annual Returns, correspondence from brothers and their families provided the materials to maintain the file current and correct as to the names and the mailing addresses of the Master Masons of the lodges of Missouri. It is sad to relate, however, that 82 Missouri lodges, even with repeated requests, have not submitted the updated Computer Print-Out with the information that might more nearly insure the delivery of The Freemason and other communications to everyone of the Master Masons. The Computer Print-Out facts (Names and Addresses) and the Immediate Information Form data, used for the purposes of mailing, do not make up the lawful reports of the Masonic history of brothers to be recorded in the files of the Grand Lodge. Annual Returns and formal correspondence that deals with such matters are the sources of the official details of Masonic record. CONFERENCE OF GRAND SECRETARIES IN NORTH AMERICA

Grand Secretaries of the Grand Lodges in North America met in February at Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the Conference of Grand Masters, and the annual meetings of the Masonic Service Association of the United States and the George Washington National Masonic Memorial Association. The agenda of the Conference of Grand Secretaries included the following subjects, supplemented by discussion of each: 1. Taxes on Masonic Grand and Subordinate Lodges-Federal, Sta,te, and Local, 2. A Report on Reduction of Age Limit of Petitioners, 3. The Sojourning Mason: Our Responsibility as His Host Jurisdiction, 4. Is Freemasonry Prepared to Serve Man in the New Century Ahead?, 5. Where Should the Emphasis Be Placed by Masonry for Tomorrow?, 6. Insurance on Masonic Temples.

The Rev. and Bro. Norman Vincent Peale was the speaker at the annual banquet. M.W. Grand Master Walker, M.W. Past Grand Master Davis,


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R.W. Deputy Grand Master Orlick, R.W. Senior Grand Warden Cook attended the banquet as my guests. Other Missourians present were: M.W. Past Grand Master Bruce H. Hunt, a member of the Conference; R.W. Bro. Walter C. Ploeser, S.G.I.G.; R."\i\r. Bro. John Black Vrooman, and Wor. Bro. Ronald M. Compton. MISCELLANIES

The Grand Lodge Tribute of Respect in Memory of M.W. Past Grand Master Russell Ernest Murray was distributed to all lodges, to all Past Grand Masters, to all Officers of the Grand Lodge, and to the other Grand Lodges recognized by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The booklet, "Looking Toward the East," was sent to the Senior Warden of each lodge by direct and personal mail from the information of name and address given on the report of installation of officers. The official PROCEEDINGS of the 152nd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri were printed and sent to each lodge, each Officer of the Grand Lodge, each Past Grand Master, and each Grand Lodge recognized by this Grand Lodge, in accordance with Section 2.040 (h) . A survey was made of the Grand Lodge Officers, Past Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers on the distribution of the Summer 1974 issue of The Freemason for the Committee on Masonic Education. The Edict of M.W. Grand Master Walter L. Walker on the "Universal League of Freemasons" was duplicated and mailed as prescribed in the content of the publication. The Edict of M.W. Grand Master Walker that dealt with the Lecture in the Fellow Craft Degree was duplicated and distributed as authorized. The Grand Master and other elective officers, the Administrative Committee, met with the Grand Secretary to review the operations of the Grand Lodge Office and to treat the matter of budget, in accordance with Section 2.040 (q) . The Grand Secretary attended and participated in meetings of Grand Lodge Committees: Masonic Education, Chartered Lodges, Ways and Means. Mrs. Arnold and I attended the ] 60th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee at Nashville in March. APPRECIATION

The members of the Grand Lodge Office Staff are CO-WORKERS, with particular attention given to the prefix "co." Because each one of the staff is "together with" all the others, the work of the Grand Lodge Office is accomplished for the good of Missouri Masons. Co-operation, Collaboration, Companionship, Concern, Cordiality-all these together can account for the efficient operation of the Grand Lodge Office. \,yith my heartfelt thanks for their services and for their friendly associations with each other and with me, I recognize and acknowledge: Mrs. John Guibor (Norma Guibor) Mrs. George H. Oppermann (Eugenia Oppermann)


1974 Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Miss

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John White (Dorothy White) Ralph A. Williams (Kay Williams) Elmer Schaper (Della Schaper) Meredith Bruner

"End," in whatever circumstance and time and place, is not one of lifc's experiences that I favor or espccially enjoy. The closing of the 153rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri must mean the end of my very near associations with the Walkcrs: first Jn importance M.W. Grand Master Walter L. Walker, then Bud Walker and Marilyn Walker and Marcia Walker and Charlotte Walker. I express my appreciation from two points of view-what was official in the relationship of Grand Master and Grand Secretary and what was morc familiar and intimate in the connections of friends and friend. STATISTICS (PER PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF

1974

ANNUAL RETURNS OF

Adjusted net membership-July I, 1973 Additions: Affiliations . Initiated . Passed . Raised .. , Reinstated after suspension N.P.D . Reinstated after suspension (Sec. 15.068) Unadjusted total additions .. Unadjusted gross membership-June 30, 1974 Subtractions: Suspended nonpayment of dues . Suspended per Section 15.066 Dimitted . . Died . Suspended, unmasonic conduct Expelled . . Unadjusted total subtractions . Unadjusted net membership-June 30, 1974 Unadjusted loss . Fifty-Year Members claimed as exemptions Remissions

568

LODCES)

105,671 536 2,469 1,955 .

1,875 967 . 8 3,386 109,057

.

1,768 38 544 2,829 1

7 5,187 103,870 1,801 .

5,927 882

Fraternally submitted, FRANK A. ARNOLD, Grand Secretary. The Grand Secretary moved that the report be accepted and entered in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried. REPORT OF AUDITOR

The Grand Secretary stated that the Report of the Auditor is printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees." He moved that the report of the Auditor be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried.


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To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: GENTLEMEN: Pursuant to engagement, I have examined the books and records of the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri, for the period from July 1, 1973 to June 30, 1974, also to the Masonic Home Initiation Fund, the George Washington Memorial Fund, the Joseph S. Mclntyre Library Fund, The Freemason Magazine, and The Revolving Fund for the same period and respectfully present the following report: GENERAL FUND--PER GRAND SECRETARY'S BOOKS STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS JULY

1, 1973

TO JUNE

30, 1974

Amount Cash Receipts $477,958.82 Per Capita Tax . 24,580.00 Masonic Home Initiation Fees 2,458.00 George \Vashington Memorial Association Fees 2,340.99 . Dues Receipt Cards Interest and Dividends on Investments: $12,082.83 Permanent Fund (Less Agency Fee $18,692.26 30,775.09 General Fund (Less Agency Fee $742.34) 1.214.88 Miscellaneous 5,700.00 Visits-D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. . " $545,027.78 Total Income Receipts . 103,459.20 Transfers from Agency Account $648,486.98 Total Receipts . 651,396.76 Disbursements-Per Schedule Attached Excess of Disbursements over Receipts .. $ (2,909.78) 19,911.55 . Balance, July I, 1973 Balance, June 30, 1974 . $ 17,001.77 Consisting of Balance in Commerce Bank of St. Joseph, Missouri $ 14,600.29 Balance in Mercantile-Commerce Trust Company, St. Louis, Missouri -Imprest Fund 2,401.48 $ 17,001.77 Balance in Banks-General Fund, June 30, 1974 GRAND LODGE A.F.

& A.M.

OF MISSOURI

GENERAL FUND STATEMENT OF CASH DISBURSEMENTS JULY

1, 1973

TO JUNE

30, 1974

Amount By Direct Appropriation of Grand Lodge Salary-Grand Secretary . $ 12,750.00 Salary-Grand Lecturer . 11,583.34 Salary-Grand Treasurer . 500.00 Retirement Expense . 13,450.00 Masonic Service Association-Per Capita . 2,269.39 Masonic Service-Hospital Visitation . 5,000.00 Contributions to Masonic Temple Association for MaintenanceGrand Lodge Quarters . 3,600.00 Freemason Magazine 43,618.16 $ 92,770.89


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By Requisition Grand Master Expenses-Grand Master . Expenses-Grand Lecturer ............. . Expenses-Grand Lodge Officers and Committee 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 Regional Meetings of Lodge Officers

.

. $ 6,000.00 5,699.82 . 2,870.76 . 1,167.44 . 3,527.54 2,662.44 . 250.00 . 2,005.06 . 6,550.13 7,432.43 $ 38,165.62

By Requisition of Grand Secretary Salaries-Grand Lodge Office $ 19,532.50 Employees' Tax Expense-Social Security and Federal Unemployment 2,735.48 Insurance . Insurance . . 531.20 Operation of Grand Lodge Office: A-Printing, Postage and Stationery 6,510.31 2,805.56 B-Telephone and Telegrams . C-Office Equipment.... . . 635.66 D-Office Supplies . 1,554.65 E--Incidental Office Expenses . 817.26 F-Data Processing . 1,044.77 Incidental Travel and Expense of Grand Secretary . 876.74 Grand Master's Regalia . 1,453.93 . Fifty-Year Veterans Buttons 2,964.39 Printing PROCEEDINGS . . 6,98 l.l 0 $ 48,443.55 By Requisition Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee On Committee on

Correspondence Masonic Education .. Ritual Relief and Charity By路 Laws Mileage and Per Diem

. . .,

Total Grand Lodge Operating Expenses Masonic Home-Per Capita Tax Masonic Home Initiation Fund George Washington Memorial Association Total Expenses Payments-D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. Visits Transfers to Agency Account Transfer to Revolving Fund Payroll Tax Adjustment Payments Springfield Board of Relief

.

;'

. . . . . . . .. $ 750.00 . 6,606.82 253.48 . 7,500.00 . 3,461.17 . 41,058.80 $ 59,630.27 $239,010.33 . $226,340.11 24,610.00 . 2,461.00 $253,41 l.l 1 . $492,421.44 . 5,700.00 . 150,000,00 . 2,340.99 . 13.76 . 939.68 $651,415.87

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Deduct: Discount-Missouri Withholding Tax Discount-St. Louis Earnings Tax

. .

..... $14.19 4.92

19.11 Total Disbursements ............................................... $651,396.76 SECURITIES-PERMANENT FUND

I did not examine the securities, which are held by the First National Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, as agent, but checked their statement dated June 30, 1974 as to charges and credits with the previous statement dated June 30, 1973. United States Treasury Bonds

Intel"est Rate Maturity 2/15/80 2/15/90 2/15/95 11/15/98

Market Value June JO,

Par Value

Carrying Value

4

$ 43,000.00 16,000.00 10,000.00 29,000.00 $ 98,000.00

$ 42,590.00 15,915.00 10,000.00 29,000.00 $ 97,505.00

$ 34,991.25

3~

$ 30,080.83

$ 28,800.00

51,098.75 9,990.62 $ 91,170.20

50,107.50 9,940.60 $ 88,848.10

$ 17,299.90

$ 18,650.00

10,741.40 . 12,222.59 $ 40,263.89 . $228,939.09

7,425.00 9,187.50 $ 35,262.50 $198,729.75

PER CENT

3 3~

United States Treasury Notes 2/15/76 5% 8/15/76 7~ 2/15/77 8

.. $ 30,000.00 . 51,000.00 . 10,000.00 $ 91,000.00

Common Stocks Shares 400 American Telephone and Telegraph Co. . 600 Empire District Electric Co. . 700 United Telecommunications, Inc. . Total Securities Uninvested Cash in Principal Account First National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri Total

1974 11,529.92 7,200.00 20,897.98 $ 74,619.15

. -0. $228,939.09

SECURITIES-GENERAL FUND

United States Treasury Notes

Interest Rate Maturity 2/15/76 5/15/77 2/15/78

PERCENT

Par Value

Carrying Value

$ 90,000.00

$ 89,775.00

60,000.00 75,000.00 $225,000.00

60,296.87 75,180.47 $225,252.34

Market Value June JO,

1974 $ 86,400.00 57,693.60 70,077.75 $214,171.35


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Common Stocks Shares 450 Empire District Electric Co. .. 225 Marathon Oil Co. .. 225 McGraw Edison Co. .

8,614.51 8,319.29 9,196.01 $ 26,129.81 $ - 0$251,382.15

.. $

.

Vninvested Cash in Principal Account Total

$ 5,568.75 7,481.25 4,050.00 $ 17,100.00

Following is a summary of the changes in the principal account of the Permanent Fund during the year under review: Uninvested Cash, July 1, 1973 Receipts United States Treasury Bonds, Matured (Par)

.

$

128.99 10,000.00

$ 10,128.99

Disbursements United States Treasury Notes 8% due 2fl5/77 Uninvested Cash, June 30, 1974

.

$

9,990.62 138.37

I also checked the statement of income and expenses and submit the foIlowing summary: Balance, July I, 1973 . Income Interest Income, July 1, 1973 to June 30, 1974: United States Treasury Bonds and Notes Dividend Income

$

9,410.83 2,672.00 $ 12,082.83

.

Expense Agent's Collection Fee Net Interest Income Transferred to General Fund Balance, June 30, 1974 .

-0-

.

-0-

. .

$

12,082.83 -0-

Following is a summary of the changes and credits in the Principal Account of the General Fund: Balance, July I, 1973 Transferred from Grand Lodge General Fund Receipts United States Treasury Bills; Matured ..... Ford Motor Credit Co. Note-Sold 175 Shares Nabisco Inc. Common Stock Sold United States Treasury Notes, Due 2/15/74 United States Treasury Bills, Due 5/30/74 . Amortization of Premium on Bonds United States Treasury Bills, Due 2/28/74 Disbursements Ford Motor Credit Company Notes . United States Treasury Notes, 7~% Due 2/15/74 United States Treasury Bills, Due 11/29/73

.

$

-0150,000.00 48,779.44 58,000.00 6,173.26 100,000.00 29,448.08 110.94 49,146.94

. .

$ 51,000.00

99,468.75 48,779.44


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49,146.94 60,356.25 29,448.08 103,459.20

United States Treasury Bills, Due 2/28/74 .... United States Treasury Notes, 6%% Due 5/15/77 .... United States Treasury Bills, Due 5/30/74 . Transfers . Balance, June 30, 1974

.

AGENCY INCOME ACCOUNT-GENERAL

Balance, July 1, 1973 Income Interest Received: U. S. Notes and Bills Ford Motor Credit Company Notes Dividends Received

$

441,658.66 -0-

$

-0-

~'UND

.

$ 17,238.90

.

630.60 1,676.04

. .

19,545.54 Transfers to General Bank Account . Agency Fee , Amortization of Premium-U.S. Treasury Notes

$ 18,692.26

742.34 II 0.94

Balance, June 30, 1974

$

19.545.54 -0-

MASONIC HOME INITIATION FUND

Balance, July I, 1973-Due to Masonic Home ..... Received from Lodges, July I, 1973 to June 30, 1974

$

40.00 24,580.00 $ 24,620.00 24,610.00 $ 10.00

Disbursements-Paid to Masonic Home Balance, June 30, 1974-Due to Masonic Home GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL FUND

Balance Due, July I, 1973 Received from Lodges, July 1, 1973 to June 30, 1974

. .

Disbursement-Paid to George Washington Memorial Association, February 15, 1974 . Balance, June 30, 1974-Due to George Washington Memorial Association .

4.00 2.458.00 $ 2,462.00 $

2,461.00

$

1.00

$

1,387.23

JOSEPH S. MCINTYRE LIBRARY FUND

Balance, July 1, 1973 . Receipt Interest on Savings Account . Balance in Mercantile Trust Company-Savings Account, June 30, 1974 .

70.36 $

1,457.59

$

758.14 42.00 800.14 61.25 738.89

THE FREEMASON MAGAZINE

Balance, July I, 1973 Receipts .. .

. .

Disbursements Balance, June 30. 1974

. .

$

.$


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Balance, July 1, 1973 Receipts (Dues, manuals, etc.)

5,107.89 7,205.17 $ 12,313.06 4,034.45 $ 8,278.61

$

. .

Disbursements ..... Balance, June 30, 1974 MILEAGE AND PER DIEM COMMIITEE

$ 41,218.40

Deposit from General Fund, September 25, 1973 Mileage and Per Diem Checks Paid Refund to General Fund Balance, June 30, 1974

$

41,073.80 144.60 144.60

$

-0-

. . .

The 1973 Mileage and Per Diem Committee report and cancelled checks were examined during the course of the 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.M. of Missouri from July I, 1973 to June 30, 1974. All checks issued were examined in support of the disbursements. In checking, I found to be correct, the per capita tax received and the per capita tax paid to the Masonic Home. Approved invoices were examined for substantially all items. Payroll records and tax returns were also inspected. The bank balances shown in the report were confirmed directly by the depositaries. Respectfully submitted, ROBERT C. WAGENER, Certified Public Accountant. REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER

Bro. William H. Vtz, Jr. presented the Report of the Grand Treasurer. He made explanation of certain entries in the report. He thanked the Grand Lodge for the opportunity to serve as Grand Treasurer. He concluded by saying that the Grand Lodge is a sound financial operation. He moved that the report of the Grand Treasurer be adopted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried. R.W.

This report covers the period from July I, 1973, to June 30, 1974. Total income receipts . . Transfer from agency account Total receipts . Disbursements . Excess of receipts and disbursements Balance July I, 1973 . Balance June 30, 1974 . Consists of: Balance, Commerce Bank, St. Joseph, Missouri Balance, Mercantile-Commerce Trust Co., S1. Louis, Mo. Balance in Bank-General Fund, June 30, 1974

$545,027.78 103,459.20 $648,486.98 651,396.76 $ (2,909.78) 19,911.55 . .. $ 17,001.77

.

$ 14,600.29

2,401.48 $ 17,001.77


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SECURITlEs----<a:NERAL l'UND Market Value June 30,

Par Value $225,000.00

Carrying Value 1974 U.S. Treasury Notes $225,252.34 $214,171.35 26,129.81 Common Stocks . 17,100.00 Total . $251,382.15 $231,271.35 See detailed list of investments on Certified Public Accountant Audit Report, pages 70-72. SECURITIE~PERMANENT

FUND

Par Value United States Treasury Bonds $ 98,000.00 United States Treasury Notes. . . . . . . . . . . 91,000.00 Common Stocks . Total Securities .

Canying Value $ 97,505.00 91,170.00 40,263.89 $228,939.09

Market Value June 30, 1974 $ 74,619.15 88,848.10 35,262.50 $198,729.75

Respectfully submitted, W. H. UTZ, JR., Grand Treasurer.

THE GRAND MASTER: The Deputy Grand Master just reminds me it is 25 minutes after the hour and 1 do have a moment or two before we get under way with the election. Brethren, on this resolution concerning the Masonic Home that comes up in the morning, the Deputy Grand Master and I have been discussing that matter here, and if you should change your mind about a vote by lodges please let me know. Bear this in mind: You have the unanimous consensus of opinion of the Masonic Home Board and the Deputy Grand Master and the Grand Master. You might bear this in mind as you go home and if you do change your mind, please let us know. Be advised that the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, and the Masonic Home Board have all unanimously endorsed this recommendation. ELECTION

M.W. Grand Master Walker announced the appointment of R.W. Bro. Fred C. Heuermann as Chairman of Tellers and the District Deputy Grand Masters as Tellers for the election of officers and members of the Masonic Home Board. The tellers distributed and collected the two ballots. The Grand Master again gave explanation of those entitled to vote: Worshipful Master, Senior and Junior Wardens, Past Masters of the lodges of Missouri. He put the brothers on their Masonic Oath to vote or not vote in accordance with their qualifications and eligibility. He asked that all observe the rules. The Grand Master declared the ballot closed, directed that ballots be passed to the District Deputy Grand Masters who were serving as Tellers,


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and instructed the Tellers to retire with the ballots to the candidate's room for the tally under the direction of the Chairman. GRAND MASTER WALKER: "\IVe have had some discussion during the recess about this Resolution. The request came before all of the facts were put out on the floor. I understand, as it stands at this moment, the request has been withdrawn and that at this moment there will be no vote by lodges unless something changes between now and morning. This is something we ought to all be unanimous on. At this moment there will be no vote by lodges in the morning unless something else comes up that I haven't heard of. That brings you up to date on that matter. (Applause) REPORT OF THE GRAND LECTURER

R.W. Bro. Stanton T. Brown, Grand Lecturer, presented the report of the Grand Lecturer, as printed in the report booklet on pages 3, 4, and 5. He stated that he would not take the time to read the entire report, but that he would like to call attention to the paragraph in which he gives special recognition to R.W. Bro. Philip D. Trainer. "Although I hesitate to single out anyone person, we have a brother who has now completed 31 consecutive years as District Deputy Grand Lecturer and deserves special consideration. He was appointed in 1943 by M.W. Bro. Anthony F. Ittner, then Grand Lecturer, and he has served in that capacity in the 37th Masonic District since that time. R.W. Bro. Philip D. Trainer has been a stalwart member of the Fraternity and most valued as a District Lecturer. Brother Phil is retiring and I shall miss his valued counsel. "Brother Phil has traveled many miles and I have enjoyed very, very much having him as a lecturer these last few years. I think R.W. Brother Phil should stand and be recognized and given a hand." (Applause) R.W. Brother Brown moved that the Report of the Grand Lecturer be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried.

To the Grand Lodge) A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Herewith is submitted my second annual report as your Grand Lecturer. Divine Providence has smiled upon me and has permitted me again to officially visit each of the 60 districts once, several a second time, and, on occasions, when the presence of the Grand Lecturer was needed, a third time. It is my intention to state as clearly as I can the condition of the Craft from my vantage point. First: Generally speaking, the condition of the ritual over the state is excellent. However, there are some districts in which there is need for much improvement. In those districts there are but a few brethern who hold certificate cards in Subdivision I and perhaps none who hold Subdivision II cards. This places a heavy responsibility on those few brethren who know the ritual and will make themselves available to do the work. If we are to improve the quality of the ritual in those districts, we will need to create a sincere desire in more brethren to become proficient in both Subdivisions I and II.


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Second: There was a noticeable increase in the number of brethren attending schools of instruction held by District Deputy Grand Lecturers and those held by your Grand Lecturer. The increase in attendance this past year over the previous year has been most heartening. Last year (1972-73), the largest number of brethren attending a single school held by me was 170. This spring, 216 brethren in the 33rd district attended their school and 213 in the 57th District. There was a substantial increase in the number of brethren instructed all over the state as reported to me by each District Lecturer. Total last year (1972-73) was 16,269; this year (1973-74) the number was 21,711. This has been most encouraging to me. My challenge to obtain one new Subdivision I in the certificate plan in each lodge in each district was again made to the District Lecturers. There has been an active response and we have had an increase in all subdivisions of 143 in the past two years, of which 83 were accounted for last year. There are now 1,562 holders of proficiency certificates in the State of Missouri. My interest is very keen in the "Four Card Club" instituted just this last September in the 57th and 33rd districts. From the ranks of the members of this club, and others like it throughout the state, will come many who will prove themselves able teachers and will enhance and enrich the quality of work in the ritual in this Grand Jurisdiction. My personal thanks to those individuals who have given thought to and then taken action in its development. To R.W. Bro. Charles R. Savage, District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 57th Masonic District, Section A, we are indebted for its beginning. At the Eastern and Western sectional meetings held at St. Charles and Independence I asked the District Deputy Grand Lecturers to find someone in their districts who would be ready at a moment's notice to assume their positions. There seems to have been no small measure of success in this endeavor, for a large number of lecturers did bring to the Sunday sectional schools, held for the lecturers and other interested brethren in the five areas of the state, new men~ with whom we have had an opportunity to become acquainted and observe them exemplify the work. It must again be said that these schools are essential to our deputy system in Missouri. They provide the training grounds for new deputies who will replace those who, from time to time, wish to retire. It is a fact that these schools are also responsible for one ritual being taught and exemplified in all parts of the state. Many lecturers would have preferred to be relieved of their duties but consented to remain in those positions during the transition of responsibilities from R.W. Brother Hadley to myself. To them for their sincere and tireless efforts in making the transition smooth and with a minimum of disruption I shall ever be indebted. They have also been most helpful in assisting in the selection of qualified brethren to assume their duties. To the dedicated brethren who will be retiring as lecturers this year, I express my deepest appreciation for your assistance. My sincere good wishes are extended to you. Although I hesitate to single out anyone person, we have a brother who has now completed 31 consecutive years as District Deputy Grand Lecturer and deserves special consideration. He was appointed in 1943 by M.W. Bro. Anthony F. Ittner, then Grand Lecturer, and he has served in that capacity


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in the 37th Masonic District since that time. R.W. Bro. Philip D. Trainer has been a stalwart member of the Fraternity and most valued as a District Lecturer. Brother Phil is retiring and I shall miss his valued counsel. It would be appropriate, but too lengthy to mention all of the lecturers individually who have been exceedingly kind and helpful to me in my work during the pa'st year but I want them all to know that their cooperation is deeply appreciated. Without them my task would have been an uphill battle all the way. Perhaps I may be pardoned if I also mention a few stalwart and loyal Past Grand Masters, M.W. Bros. Harold M. Jayne, Harold O. Grauel, Bruce H. Hunt, Elvis A. Mooney, J. Morgan Donelson, William H Chapman, Thomas J. Davis, Jr., and W. Hugh McLaughlin, who have supported me in their various districts. As I have made my visits, they have afforded me much aid and encouragement. The many invitations I received this past year, from all over the state, to attend special meetings and Masonic functions of various kinds were appreciated, but J deeply regret that I had to decline many of them. My first duty to the Grand Lodge and the Craft is teaching the ritual. My itinerary is planned two to three months in advance and it would be unfair to ask the brethren of a district to cancel a school after making the necessary arrangements. A debt of gratitude is owed by me to the District Deputy Grand Masters who, on every occasion, have welcomed me in their districts and made my official visits a pleasure; for their warm fellowship and their help to the lecturers we express our thanks. As I made my rounds this year in the various districts throughout the state it has been a pleasure to see more young faces in our midst as Craft lodge officers. There are full lines of young men in some of our smaller lodges, with perhaps an average age of 32 to 35. This is an indication that the Fraternity is again taking its rightful place in our blighted society. It is a strong moral force that will elevate our ideals, our hearts and minds to nobler actions. It may take the leading roll in returning our country to that higher moral standard that our society so desperately needs. No one could have had a more helpful person than I have found in our Most Worshipful Grand Master, Walter L. Walker. Whenever I needed help in any matter, he was always available to assist me. At this time, I wish to thank the entire line of Grand Lodge Officers for the support and encouragement they have given me. Few of us realize the great amount of time, effort, and talent expended in our behalf by these fine brethren. To the officers of the lodges visited, for their earnest cooperation in ritualistic work and to all brethren who attended the meetings, I shall always be grateful. With the renewed help of all, we look forward to another year of even greater and finer achievements in this Grand Jurisdiction. In conclusion, may we give thanks to the Great Architect of the Universe for his watchful care over us all and over our Fraternity. Fraternally submitted, STANTON T. BROWN, Grand Lecturer.


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RITUAL

R.W. Bro. Stanton T. Brown, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Ritual as printed in the booklet and distributed. He moved that the report be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried.

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Ritual met Saturday, May 4, 1974 at the Columbia Inn, Columbia, Missouri. All members were present. In a discussion regarding the movements of the Senior Warden in the Middle Chamber Lecture, it was agreed that the Grand Lecturer was teaching the movements correctly. The same agreement was reached as to the first statement made by the Master in opening the lodge. It was decided that the Test Oath should be taught at our schools of instruction; that it should not be printed. It was also decided that printed forms as to the duties of an examining committee should be made available. This is being worked on by various members of the Committee and will be taken up at our next meeting for final approval. It was the unanimous opinion of the Committee that degree teams under the direction of the Grand Lecturer or someone designated by him should be encouraged. Although not recommended, robes and makeup are permissible if all other points of the ritual are adhered to. A degree team should be used only when one candidate is receiving a degree and should be used only on special occasions, not to do the work of the lodge officers. In the reception of dignitaries, one form should be taught statewide. Due to the need for printing this report previous to Grand Lodge, it will be necessary to report to you next year, the results of a meeting called just prior to Grand Lodge in the city of St. Louis, to discuss the possibility of finding a supply company to make a suitable stairway for the Middle Chamber Lecture, at a reasonable cost. At the present time, there are only one or two individuals in the state of Missouri who make winding stairways that conform with Missouri ritual. Because their time is limited, they would be unable to supply immediately the demand for a large number of stairways as a result of the edict issued by our Most Worshipful Grand Master in regard to the second degree film. Two committee members will be retiring this Grand Lodge session and I want to express our thanks to them for their long and outstanding service to the Grand Lodge as well as to the Ritual Committee. To R.W. Bro. William W. Forrester and R.W. Bro. Merle B. Graham, we recognize in a measure, at least, the time and thought, knowledge, and yes, devotion given to the Fraternity in continuing effort to perpetuate the ritual in its true esoteric form. You may rest assured that your good counsel will always be welcomed. We are indeed grateful to R.v\'. Bro. Frank A. Arnold, our Grand Secretary, for his fine work with the certificate plan. At the area meetings last year, I mentioned that it would be helpful to know the district in which each certificate holder resided, and without anv further mention, R.W. Brother Arnold, at the beginning of this year, included the district numbers on the list sent


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to the Committee. We appreciate this extra effort on his part to be of assistance to the brethren. It is an aid to us in assisting those in a particular district who need to be examined. A list of names of the brethren who have received certificates this past year in Subdivisions I and II will be in the proceedings as a part of this report. Fraternally submitted, STANTON T. BROWN, Chairman, FREELON K. HADLEY, WILLIAM W. FORRESTER, MERLE B. GRAHAM, WILLIAM

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WILLIAM F. JACKSON. SUBDIVISION I-ORIGINALS

4858 Harold Lee Mann, Heroine Lodge No. 104 4859 Loyd H. Wilson, Forest Park Lodge No. 578 4860 Roy Wayne Odekirk, Buckner Lodge No. 501 4861 Emmett Womack, Lambskin Lodge No 460 4862 Herald Schaper, Moscow Lodge No. 558 4863 Frank Blair Curry, McDonald Lodge No. 324 4864 Maurice Urban Feitz, Swope Park Lodge No. 617 4865 Adam Joseph Uhrig, Barnes Lodge No. 116 4866 Richard Tim Ware, Winigan Lodge No. 540 4867 Gordon LaVerne Moore, Jennings Lodge No. 640 4868 Wilhelm Heinrich Michel, Composite Lodge No. 369 4869 Larry Dean Bridges, America Lodge No. 347 4870 Alfred Sheridan Black, Summit Lodge No. 263 4871 Walter Edward Nichols, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 4872 Norman Seldon Stites, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 4873 Richard Bryan Aue, McDonald Lodge No. 324 4874 Harold James Harding, McDonald Lodge No. 324 4!s75 Joe Marvin Osburn, McDonald Lodge No. 324 4876 Richard Lee Burgen, Alpha Lodge No. 659 4877 John F. P. Murphy, Meridian Lodge No.2 4878 Archie H. Sullivan, South Gate Lodge No. 547 4879 Jerry D. Hamrick, Hornersville Lodge No. 215 4880 Otis E. Riggs, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 4881 Dannie Gideon Wampler, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 4882 Arthur C. YehIen, Meridian Lodge No.2 4883 Roy B. Ruffin, New London Lodge No. 307 4884 Clyde Martin Bozwell, Meridian Lodge No.2 4885 Earl Gene Hays, Marceline Lodge No. 481 4886 J. R. Ketchum, Meridian Lodge No. 2

4887 John Ed Chipman, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 4888 Gerald M. Delaney, Charity Lodge No. 331 4889 James J. Brown, Gate City Lodge No. /)22 4890 Delbert Ronald Ridgeway, Gate City Lodge No. 522 4891 John Keith Kennedy, Fenton Lodge No. 281 4892 Herman Oby Pogue, Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 4893 Danny Eugene Rhodes, Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 4894 James Wilton Foster, Trinity Lodge No. 641 4895 Donald Roy Swope, Rich Hill Lodge No. 479 4896 Willie Dallas Reynolds, Whitewater Lodge No. 417 4897 James Raymond McMullen, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 4898 Elwood R. Stephens, Pyramid Lodge No. 180 4899 Kenit W. Inman, Friend Lodge No. 352 4900 Robert Dean Halbert, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 4901 James Robert Lindley, Cass Lodge No. 147 4902 Sherman Glen Ferrell, Henderson Lodge No. 477 4903 Robert Allen McKotch, Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 4904 Walter William Weston, Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 4905 Lewis George Hollingsworth, Fenton Lodge No. 281 4906 Eugene Wesley Livesay, Alpha Lodge No. 659 4907 Dana Gerald McDowell, Adair Lodge No. 366 4908 Ronnie L. Crawford, Kennett Lodge No. 68 4909 Charles Keith Miller, Henderson Lodge No. 477 4910 Harold E. Dyer, Silex Lodge No. 75 4911 Terry Dean Stanley, Carterville Lodge No. 401 4912 Hardee Hoyt Richey, Cowgill Lodge No. 561 4913 William Donald Everhart, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 4914 Olen D. Moore, Independence Lodge No. 76


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4915 Charles Ernest Woodson, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 4916 Chris Michael Sansoucie, Naylor Lodge No. 568 4917 Laymon A. Allgood, Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672 4918 Jesse James Brown, Jr., Wayne Lodge No. 526 4919 Billy Richard Bell, Maplewood Lodge No. 566 4920 Larry Dean Peugh, Cainsville Lodge No. 328 4921 Dennis Paul Davis, Butler Lodge No. 254 4922 Keith David Howell, Independence Lodge No. 76 4923 George Ellery Marsden, Raytown Lodge No. 391 4924 Jim H. Rooks, Jr., Liberty Lodge No. 31 4925 Robert Allen Fitzpatrick, Independence Lodge No. 76 4926 Jerry Paul Sturgeon, Kennett Lodge No. 68 4927 Dennis Earl Justice, Compass Lodge No. 120 4928 Roger Walter Dye, Magnolia Lodge No. 626 4929 Jesse Neal Kerns, Nineveh Lodge No. 473 4930 Henry Dale Boeh, Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 4931 Kermit Alva Morris, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 4932 Dewey Edward Aly, DeSoto Lodge No. 119 4933 Leslie Thomas McKnelly, Platte City Lodge No. 504 4934 Thomas Glenn Beck, Alpha Lodge No. 659 4935 Robert Nelson Cox, Overland Lodge No. 623 4936 James L. Stephens, Hemple Lodge No. 4937

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4938 Sandy LeRoy Turner, Carterville Lodge No. 401 4939 Lonnie Kent Miller, Henderson Lodge No. 477 4940 Wayne Lee Bridges, America Lodge No. 347 4941 Wayne Henry Branson, Overland Lodge No. 623 4942 Gene Ray Stone, Overland Lodge No. 623 4943 Verble Leo Johnson, Aurora Lodge No. 267 4944 Billie Lee Bird, King Hill Lodge No. 376 4945 Theodore Francis Buchheimer, Plato Lodge No. 469 4946 William Mack Wilson, Hemple Lodge No. 37 4947 Wilfred H. Klein, America Lodge No. 347

4948 Adis Allen Branstretter, Bee Hive Lodge No. 393 4949 Jack Silverglat, Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 4950 Richard Allan Watts, Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 4951 Donald L. Newman, Marceline Lodge No. 481 4952 William Sheard Hayton, Grandview Lodge No. 618 4953 Virgil Eugene Caldwell, Western Star Lodge No. 15 4954 Elmer Iven Hendrix, Berkeley Lodge No. 667 4955 Rafel E. Jackson, Purity Lodge No. 658 4956 Allen Wright Smith, Saxton Lodge No. 608 4957 William Harry Guinn, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 4958 Michael E. Wheeler, Compass Lodge No. 120 4959 Robert Roy Southard, Riddick Lodge No. 361 4960 Floyd Fredrick Betts, Ionia Lodge No. 381

SUBDIVISION I-FIRST RENEWALS

A2178 Harley Wayne Merideth, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 A2179 Carl Martin Holcomb, Troy Lodge No. 34 A2180 Elmer Terry Bishop, Charity Lodge No. 331 A2181 Victor Loren Ford, Raytown Lodge No. 391 Lee Brewster, Jonesburg A2182 Walter Lodge No. 457 A2183 Louis Vernon Elliott, Kennett Lodge No. 68 A2184 Merlin Lewis Bowman, Vincil Lodge No. 62 A2185 Myron T. Vail, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 A2186 Frank Allison Jones III, Richland Lodge No. 385 A2187 Stanley H. Bremer, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 A2188 Glenn Ervin Means, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 A2189 Clarence Dewey Leimkiller, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 A2190 Thayne Harley Steyer, Summit Lodge No. 263 A2191 Stanley Lester Cooksey, Wakanda Lodge No. 52 A2192 Robert Lee Crawford, Jewel Lodge No. 480

A2193 Edward Ewing Shikles, Russellville Lodge No. 90 A2194 Don E. Baker, Branson Lodge No. 687 A2196 William Ansel Compton, Lamar Lodge No. 292 A2196 Douglas H. Seaver, Lamar Lodge No. 292 A2197 Kenneth Lee Cushman, East Gate Lodge No. 630 A2198 John Barthol Moss, Jefferson Lodge No. 43 A2199 Gayle Don Bedell, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 A2200 Billy Joe Schneider, Owensville Lodge No. 624 A2201 Eddie K. Gillihan, Skidmore Lodge No. 511 A2202 David Lee Schuetz, Cass Lodge No. 147

A2203 Bobby Ray Jackson, Republic Lodge No. 570 A2204 Charles Wesley Leach, Arnold Lodge No. 673 A2205 Adolph Glenn, Sedalia Lodge No. 236 A2206 Eric Clinton George, Jr., East Gate Lodge No. 630 A2207 Ralph Franklin Dunn, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 A2208 Nodas Lewis, Temple Lodge No. 299 A2209 Richard Giles Thornton, Charity Lodge No. 331


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A2210 J. Allie Johnston, Joachim Lodge No. 164 A2211 James Edward Hall, Henderson Lodge No. 477 A2212 Leslie Allen Klepper, Henderson Lodge No. 477 A2213 Lloyd Earl Sites, Rolla Lodge No. 213 A2214 Robert D. Terry, Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 A2215 Harold Gene McQuitty, Howard Lodge No.4 A2216 Timothy Michael Duff, York Lodge No. 563 A2217 John Dave DeClue, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 A2218 Clarence Lee Busch, Sullivan Lodge No. 69 A2219 Virgil Haskell Perkins, Fenton Lodge No. 281 A2220 Arthur L. Zeis, Jr., Pyramid Lodge No. 180 A2221 Elton W. Coulter, Hope Lodge No. 251 A2222 Roy Lynn Barnes, Columbia Lodge No. 534 A2223 Lee Oliver King, Columbia Lodge No. 534 A2224 Coleman Lynn Lackey, Clay Lodge No. 207 A2225 Harold V. Brown, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 A2226 Ray L. Utter, Rising Sun LodKe No. 13 A2227 Willis Edgar Harding, Corinthian Lodge No. 265 A2228 Billy Joe Crawford, Grain Valley Lodge No. 644

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A2229 Boyd Murray Holland, Plato Lodge No. 469 Michael Rodriguez, Plato A2230 Joseph Lodge No. 469 A2231 Donald Edwin Hayes, O'Sullivan Lodge No.7 A2232 Robert Edward Soots, Algabil Lodge No. 544 A2233 Charles Clinton Bybee, Solomon Lodge No. 271 A2234 Forrest E. Meek, Bee Hive Lodge No. 393 A2235 Thomas Francis Boyer, Cache Lodge No. 416 A2236 Hugh Edward Shubert, Sheffield Lodge No. 625 A2237 Jack Carl Zellmer, Butler Lodge No. 254 A2238 Carson Gerald Cole, Grandview Lodge No. 618 A2239 Donald L. Deaver, Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 William Porter, Heroine A2240 Thomas Lodge No. 104 David Erwin, Meridian A2241 Wallace Lodge No.2 A2242 Lewis A. Smittle, Columbia Lodge No. 534 A2243 Henry Eugene Sneed, Meridian Lodge No.2 A2244 Donald J. Smith, Summersville Lodge No. 555 A2245 Paul K. Kawakami, Heroine Lodge No. 104 A2246 Robert Earl Linn, Compass Lodge No. 120

SUBDIVISION I---SECOND RENEWALS

B1151 Ronnie J. Sharp, Mendon Lodge No. 628 B1152 Edward Albert Overby, Maplewood Lodge No. 566 B1l53 George Victor McDougall, McDonald Lodge No. 324 BU54 Norman Kent James, Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 B1155 James Dallas Lollar, Western Star Lodge No. 15 B1156 Claude T. Rippeto, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 B1157 Glen C. Gibbons, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 B1158 Thomas Howard Buckalew, Modern Lodge No. 144 B1159 Louis Daniel Gust, Montgomery Lodge No. 246 B1160 Arthur E. Bush, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 B1161 Ronald Eugene Smith, Hartford Lodge No. 171 B1162 Robert N. Kinkead, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 B1163 Lyle Robert Byrns, Beacon Lodge No.3 B1164 Rolland G. Foskett, Shaveh Lodge No. 646 BU65 Charles Walter Stanfill, Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 B1166 John T. Beavers, Fraternal Lodge No. 363 BU67 Arthur Gene Page, Friend Lodge No. 352 B1168 Harry Dayton McPherson, Independence Lodge No. 76 B1169 James Adin Shane, Cuba Lodge No. 312

B1170 Raymond Wesley Cate, Shaveh Lodge No. 646 Bl171 Kenneth R. Clements, Aurora Lodge No. 267 B1172 Billie Joe Vaughan, Henderson Lodge No. 477 BU73 John William McBride, Twilight Lodge No. 114 B1174 Paul Cutler, Westport Lodge No. 340 B1175 Herman Dwight Loughrige, Fenton Lodge No. 281 B1176 Leeman Augustus Reeves, Fenton Lodge No. 281 BU77 Carnell Cutbirth, Galena Lodge No. 51S. B1178 Ernest C. Cottle, Twilight Lodge No. 114 B1179 Herbert Carl Ort, Overland Lodge No. 623 BU80 Walter Henry Art, Overland Lodge No. 623 B1181 William Jameson Smith, Orient Lodge No. 546 BU82 John L. Lorenz, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 BU83 Henry W. Busch, Jennings Lodge No. 640 BU84 Orland R. McCoy, Fidelity Lodge No. 339 B1185 Peter S. Rodgers, Jr., Maplewood Lodge No. 566 B1186 William Earl Weese, Temperance Lodge No. 438 B1187 Hubert Reinhardt Baumgarth, Columbia Lodge No. 534 BU88 Raymond R. Sanders, Jr., Solomon Lodge No. 271


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SUBDIVISION I-TIIIRD RENEWALS

C665 Glen Patterson Adams, Rolla Lodge No. 213 C666 Norman E. Genthon, Hebron Lodge No. 354 C667 Richard Wayne Calvert, Platte City Lodge No. 504 C668 Thomas Eugene Thurmon, Troy Lodge No. 34 C669 Glenn D. Patton, Kennett Lodge No. 68 C670 Willard B. McFarland, Hornersville Lodge No. 215 C671 Dwight L. Pickinpaugh, Raytown Lodge No. 391 C672 Harris Maupin, Jr., Hebron Lodge No. 354 C673 Nikola M. Jakovac, Trinity Lodge No. 641 C674 George R. Johnson, Liberty Lodge No. 31 C675 Lloyd Pershing Branum, Hornersville Lodge No. 215 C676 James Junior Montgomery, Neosho Lodge No. 247 C677 Jimmie Lee Moreland, Neosho Lodge No. 247 C678 Eugene Spencer Harris, Ionic Lodge No. 154

C679 Paul William Kittle, Rolla Lodge No. 213 C680 Tony M. Thomas, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 C681 James Sydney West, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 C682 Marshall Gene Shain, Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 C683 R. Franklin Avery, Berkeley Lodge No. 667 . C684 Ted Horowitz, Cornerstone Lodge No. 323 C6B5 George Otto Scobee, Galena Lodge No. 515 C686 C. Parker Jenkins, Twilight Lodge No. 114 C687 Virgil B. Saville, Jefferson Lodge No. 43 C688 Jackson C. Spiking, Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 C689 Hugh M. Peterson, Sullivan Lodge No. 69 C690 William Norman Druart, Joplin Lodge No. 335 C691 Thomas Cee Moore, Joplin Lodge No. 335

SUBDIVISION I-FOURTH RENEWALS

D401 Ray Hilton, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 D402 Martin Edward Brummond, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 D403 Maurice Mayberry, Anchor Lodge No. 443 D404 Joseph Dudley Sappington, Jewel Lodge No. 480 D405 William Dechard Long, Rolla Lodge No. 213 D406 Hoyt Young, Macks Creek Lodge No. 433 D407 Jess H. Easley, Laclede Lodge No. 83 D408 Denton Ray Snipes, New Hampton Lodge No. 510 D409 James Derrel Buzzard, Neosho Lodge No. 247 D410 Aron Owen Smith, Joplin Lodge No. 335 D411 Floyd Hogan Buckner, Ionic Lodge No. 154

D412 Thomas Lynn Dawson, Aurora Lodge No. 267 Earl Critchfield, Northeast D413 Arvid Lodge No. 643 D414 Frank Edgar Hafner, Alpha Lodge No. 659 D415 Daniel C. Ray, Howard Lodge No.4 D416 Charles Naaman Alcorn, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 D417 Claude Franklin Stephens, Advance Lodge No. 590 D418 Emmett M. Burk, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 D419 Larry Cecil Miller, King Hill Lodge No. 376 D420 Edward Thomas Neely, Jr., Wellston Lodge No. 613 D421 Ardell Osmer Kennedy, Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 D422 William Edward Martin, Swope Park Lodge No. 617

SUBDIVISION I-FIFTH RENEWALS

E254 Leonard Virgil Bowers, United Lodge No.5 E255 Clarence Edward Sadler, Sikeston Lodge No. 310 E256 Millard Warren Pendleton, Carthage Lodge No. 197 E257 Robert Willard Jones, Montgomery Lodge No. 246 E258 Tom J. Collier, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 E259 Ralph Oscar Fritts, Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 E260 John Ivai Green, New Hampton Lodge No. 510 E261 Othar K. Rowlett, New Hampton Lodge No. 510 E262 Arthur Ralph Zellmer, Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 E263 William C. Gruber, Joachim Lodge No. 164

E264 Roy Harry Rude, Howard Lodge No.4 E265 Joseph Theodore Snyder, Summit Lodge No. 263 E266 Lewis C. Wes Cook, Weston Lodge No. 53 E267 Elmer James Chrisman, Livingston Lodge No. 51 E268 Thurlow Earl Herrick, Northwest Lodge No. 358 E269 Charles A. Wilkinson, Xenia Lodge No. 50 E270 Donald Lee Fulk, Platte City Lodge No. 504 E271 Charles Dewey Sifford, Jefferson Lodge No. 43 E272 Tony Case, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 E273 Ogden L. Romine, Winigan Lodge No. 540


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SUBDIVISION I-SIXTH RENEWALS

1"145 Tommy Curbow, Branson Lodge No. 587 1"146 Walter A. Powell, Sikeston Lodge No. 310 F147 Ray Frank Begole, Hebron Lodge No. 354 F148 Leo B. Kennedy, Edina Lodge No. 291 1"149 Hart Dittemore, Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 1"150 Eugene Emmett (Pat) McFarland, Hermon Lodge No. 187 1"151 Walter Lee Shelton, Friend Lodge No. 352

1"152 Willie Robert Koellin~, Howard Lodge No.4 1"153 George Hayes, Sullivan Lodge No. 69 1"154 James Roswell Gray, Laddonia Lodge No. 115 F155 Steven Douglas Lundy, New Hampton Lod~e No. 510 1"156 Leroy Paul Lewis, Van Buren Lodge No. 509 1"157 Herbert Dale DeWeese, Eureka Lodge No. 73 1"158 Chester McKelvey Turley, Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446

SUBDIVISION I-SEVENTH RENEWALS

G74 Gus T. Fischer, Jonesburg Lodge No. 457 G75 Charles Wilford Hall, King Hall Lodge No. 376 G76 Buford D. Chetwood, Grandview Lodge No. 618 G77 Claudet Walker Dunnaway, Versailles Lodge No. 320 G78 Arthur Lynn Collins, Howard Lodge No.4

G79 Francis C. Martin, Sullivan Lodge 69 G80 Reuben Y. Hume, Armstron~ Lodge 70 G81 Osa Farris Godfrey, Gate of Temple Lodge No. 422 G82 Stanford M. Burge, Lincoln Lodge 138 G83 Paul Victor Raney. Potosi Lodge 131

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SUBDIVISION I-EIGHTH RENEWALS

H41 Everett Leslie Ogle, Richland Lodge No. 385 H42 Lloyd Cecil Kennon, Granite Lodge No. 272 H43 Lacey Stapp, Washington Lodge No. 87 H44 Claud T. Foster, Four Mile Lodge No. 212

H45 Ronald E. Bradley, Jackson Lodge No. 82 H46 Wilburn Scott Christie, New Hampton Lodge No. 510 H47 Harley Ivan Whaley, Xenia No. 50 H48 Otto Charles Winkler, St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 H49 Jesse Sylvester Cass, Ivanhoe Lod~e No. 446

SUBDIVISION I-NINTH RENEWALS

115 John E. Adams, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 116 Solomon Byron Christian IV, Maitland Lodge No. 112

117 Charles Samuel Rutt, Bogard Lodge No. 101 118 Thomas Franklin Wright, Tyro Lodge No. 12

SUBDIVISION I-TENTH RENEWALS

J2 Bruce H. Hunt, Adair Lodge No. 366 J3 Vernon V. Goslee, Skidmore Lodge No. 511

J4 Walter Marvin Rayburn, Sikeston Lodge No. 310

SUBDIVISION II-PART I-ORIGINALS

217 J. Edward Blinn, Webster Lodge No. 98 218 Lee Roy Grizzell, East Gate Lodge No. 630 219 Frank Blair Curry, McDonald Lodge No. 324 Nelson Hamilton, Fellowship 220 James Lodge No. 345 221 George Victor McDougall, McDonald Lodge No. 324 222 Peter John Jackson, Stockton Lodge No. 283 223 J. R. Ketchum, Meridian Lodge No.2 224 John Chester Allen, Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142 225 Wallace David Erwin, Meridian Lodge No.2 226 Conley Eugene DePriest, Pauldingville Lodge No. 11

227 Marvin Kenneth Mann, Purity Lodge No. 658 Dallas Reynolds, Whitewater 228 Willie Lod~e No. 417 229 Harold James Harding, McDonald Lodge No. 324 230 Terry Dean Stanley, Carterville Lodge No. 401 Albert Schroeder, McDonald 231 Gerald Lodge No. 324 232 Raymond L. Hodge, Wayne Lodge No. 526 233路 Stephen Blaine Givens, Charity Lodge No. 331 234 Gerald Vernon Noble, Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 235 Millard Vernon Morris, Decatur Lodge No. 400


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236 Arvid E. Critchfield, Northeast Lodge No. 643 237 Wayne Henry Branson, Overland Lodge No. 623 238 Robert Allen Fitzpatrick, Independence Lodge No. 76 239 Thomas Earl Kuhn, America Lodge No. 347 240 William H. Short, Overland Lodge No. 623

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241 Ralph Franklin Dunn, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 242 Larry Kent Hawkins, Ash Grove Lodge No. 100 243 Ned A. Donovan, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 244 Herald Schaper, Moscow Lodge No. 558 245 Glenn Ervin Means, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337

SUBDIVISION II-PART I-FIRST RENEWALS

A151 Jo Maurice Fisher, Raytown Lodge No. 391 A152 Edward Ray Windle, Cuba Lodge No. 312 A153 Elwood Joseph Chancellor, Buckner Lodge No. 501 A154 Charles Edward Scheurich, Acacia Lodge No. 602

A155 Arthur Gene Page, Friend Lodge No. 352 Al56 Donald Edwin Hayes, O'Sullivan Lodge No.7 A157 Clarence Leo Busch, Sullivan Lodge No. 69 A158 Robert D. Terry, Bonhomme Lodge No. 45

SUBDIVISION II-PART I-SECOND RENEWALS

BIOI Stanley Earl Massey, Competition Lodge No. 432 B102 John Douglas Atkins, Anchor Lodge No. 443 B103 Tom J. Collier, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 B104 Joseph Thomas Miner, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 B105 Charles Martin Jurgens, Temperance Lodge No. 438 B106 Henry Louis McDaniel, East Gate Lodge No. 630 Bl07 Nikola Maxim Jakovac, Trinity Lodge No. 641

Bl08 Ray Hilton, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 B109 Clarence Lee Alumbaugh, Buckner Lodge No. 501 B110 John William McBride, Twilight Lodge No. 114 BIll Charles Marvin Benedict, Wellston Lodge No. 613 BIl2 Charles Keith Wilkinson, Sr., Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 BIl3 Francis C. Martin, Sullivan Lodge No. 69 B114 Emmett Broombaugh, Jr., Brentwood Lodge No. 616

SUBDIVISION II-PART I-THIRD RENEWALS

C77 Harold F. No. 566

Cooper,

Maplewood

Lodge

C78 James Derrel Buzzard, Neosho Lodge No. 247

SUBDIVISION II-PART I-FOURTH RENEWALS

D60 Thomas Joseph Lehmann, Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 D61 Harold Gene McQuitty, Howard Lodge No.4 D62 William Franklin Jackson, Shaveh Lodge No. 646

D63 Edward Thomas Neely, Jr., Wellston Lodge No. 613 D64 Thomas Lynn Dawson, Aurora Lodge No. 267 D65 Opie Doel Hatfield, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13

SUBDIVISION II-PART I-FIFTH RENEWALS

E46 William W. Forrester, East Gate Lodge No. 630 E47 Elmer James Chrisman, Livingston Lodge No. 51

E48 Ray Frank Begole, Hebron Lodge No. 354 E49 Clifford Irvin Carter, Swope Park Lodge No. 617

SUBDIVISION II-PART I-SIXTH RENEWALS

F22 JOY L. Ortloff, Carthage Lodge No. 197 F23 Earnest Lee Baumgardner, Modern Lodge No. 144

F24 Reuben Y. Hume. Armstrong Lodge No. 70 F25 Nathan William Glazier, Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642

SUBDIVISION II-PART I-SEVENTH RENEWALS

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Charles Goodman, Polar Star Lodge No. 79 GlO Alfred Arthur Mitchell, Hebron Lodge No. 354

GIl Arthur Lynn Collins, Howard Lodge No.4 G12 John S. Stillwell, Putnam Lodge No. 190

SUBDIVISION II-PART I-EIGHTH RENEWALS

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211 Henry Eugene Sneed, Meridian Lodge No.2 212 Delcia Orice Head, Forest Park Lodge No. 578 213 James D. Fink, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 214 John F. Garrett, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 215 James Edward Brown, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 216 Floyd Elmer Williams, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 217 Frank Blair Curry, McDonald Lodge No. 324 218 Peter John Jackson, Stockton Lodge No. 283 219 Void 220 John Lee Lorenz, Gate of the Temple No. 422 221 Eldon Gordon Weston, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 222 Lee Roy Grizzell, East Gate Lodge No. 630 223 Stephen Blaine Givens, Charity Lodge No. 331 224 Glen O. Matheny, Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 225 James Willard Terry, Vienna Lodge No. 94 226 Marvin Dale Coffman, Rolla Lodge No. 213

227 Conley Eugene DePriest, Pauldingville Lodge No. 11 228 Harry Joiner, AIgabiI Lodge No. 644 229 Raymond L. Hodge, Wayne Lodge No. 626 Dallas Reynolds, Whitewater 230 Willie Lodge No. 417 231 William Eugene Goggin, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 232 Joseph Thomas Miner, Ferguson Lodge No. 642 233 Dewey Edward Aly, DeSoto Lodge No. 119 234 Richard Lemuel Tarpley, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 236 Larry Dean Bridges, America Lodge No. 347

236 Robert Sherman Bailey, Raytown Lodge No. 391 237 Melvin John Sanders, Marlborough Lodge No. 669 238 Verble Leo Johnson, Aurora Lodge No. 267 239 Kenneth Lee Cushman, East Gate Lodge No. 630 240 James L. Stephens, Hemple Lodge No. 37 241 William Mack Wilson, Hemple Lodge No. 37

SUBDIVISION II-PART 2-FIRST RENEWALS

A127 Edward Wilson Whitehead, Algabil Lodge No. 544 A128 Bernard M. W. Sciarone, Cache Lodge No. 416 A129 Norman D. Coleman, Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 A130 Joseph George Wehner, Grandview Lodge No. 618 A131 Kenneth R. Clements, Aurora Lodge No. 267 A132 Arthur Gene Page, Friend Lodge No. 352

A133 Rufus Kent Gilbert, Brentwood Lodge No. 616 A134 Claude Sparks, Berkeley Lodge No. 667 A135 John Dave DeClue, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 A136 Edgar Franklin Coonrod, Florissant Lodge No. 668 A137 James Sydney West, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 A138 Donald Edwin Hayes, O'Sullivan Lodge No.7

SUBDIVISISON II-PART B--SECOND RENEWALS

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Stanley Earl Massey, Competition Lodge No. 432 BI00 Ray Hilton, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 BIOI Arthur Stanley Wehmeyer, Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 BI02 Marvin Gene Shull, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13

BIOS Robert Vaughn Matthews, Agency Lodge No. 10 B104 Henry Louis McDaniel, East Gate Lodge No. 630 BIOS Stephen Ray Haile, Rich Hill Lodge No. 479 BI06 Stanton Thayer Brown, Buckner Lodge No. 601

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James Derrel Buzzard, Neosho Lodge No. 247 C72 Thomas Lynn Dawson, Aurora Lodge No. 267

C73 Arnold John Millner, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 C74 Thomas Clayborn Hurt, East Gate Lodge No. 630

SUBDIVISION-PART 2-FOURTH RENEWALS

D59 Clifford I. Carter, Swope Park Lodge No. 617

D60 Emmett Broombaugh, Lodge No. 616

Jr.,

Brentwood

SUBDIVISION II-PART 2-FIFTH RENEWALS

E45 William W. Forrester, East Gate Lodge No. 630 E46 Tom J. Collier, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269

E47 Elmer James Chrisman, Livingston Lodge No. 51 E48 Opie Doel Hatfield, Rising Sun No. 13


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SUBDIVISION II-PART 2--SIXTH RENEWALS

:F'20 JOY L. Ortloff, Carthage Lodge No. 197 F21 Earnest Lee Baumgardner, Modern Lodge No. 144 F22 Charles Goodman, Polar Star Lodge No. 79

F23 Reuben Y. Hume, Armstrong Lodge No. 70 F24 Nathan William Glazier, Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 F25 J. Earl Landes, Shekinah Lodge No. 256

SUBDIVISION II-PART 2--SEVENTH RENEWALS

G9

Alfred Arthur Mitchell, Hebron Lodge No. 354 G10 Arthur Lynn Collins, Howard Lodge No.4

G11 John S. Stillwell, Putnam Lodge No. 190

SUBDIVISION II-PART 2-EIGHTH RENEWALS

H2 Glenn E. Swails, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 SUBDIVISION II-PART 3-0RIGINALS

203 Frank Blair Curry, McDonald Lodge 324 204 James Willard Terry, Vienna Lodge No. 94 205 Bobby Gene Nelson, East Gate Lodge No. 630 206 Marvin Dale Coffman, Rolla Lodge No. 213 207 Richard S. Gobble, Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 208 Dwayne N. Hook, Friend Lodge No. 352 209 Elwood Joseph Chancellor, Buckner Lodge No. 501 210 Peter John Jackson, Stockton Lodge No. 283 211 Stephen Blaine Givens, Charity Lodge No. 331 212 James J. Montgomery, Neosho Lodge No. 247 213 Conley Eugene DePriest, Pauldingville Lodge No. 11 214 Norman Seldon Stites, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 215 Dewey Edward Aly, DeSoto Lodge No. 119

216 Gary Max Hinderks, Lathrop Lodge No. 506 217 James Edward Brown, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Whitewater 218 Willie Dallas Reynolds, Lodge No. 417 219 Russell B. Ward, Purity Lodge No. 658 220 William Frederick Wieser, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 221 Arthur Richard Cullor, Unionville Lodge No. 210 222 John Dave DeClue, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 223 Kenneth R. Clements, Aurora Lodge No. 267 224 Victor Loren Ford, Raytown Lodge No. 391 225 William Mack Wilson, Hemple Lodge No. 37 226 Dobby Lee Hackworth, Florissant Lodge No. 668 227 Herald Schaper, Moscow Lodge No. 558 228 Larry Kent Hawkins, Ash Grove Lodge No. 100

SUBDIVISION II-PART 3-FIRST RENEWALS

A137 Bernard M. W. Sciarone, Cache Lodge No. 416 A138 Joseph George Wehner, Grandview Lodge No. 618 Eugene Herbert, Maplewood A139 Carl Lodge No. 566 A140 Bruce Franklin Donaldson, Overland Lodge No. 623 A141 Arthur Gene Page, Friend Lodge No. 352

A142 Raymond Wesley Cate, Shaveh Lodge No. 646 A143 Rolland G. Foskett, Shaveh Lodge No. 646 A144 Joseph Thomas Miner, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 A145 Harley Wayne Merideth, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422

SUBDIVISION II-PART 3--SECOND RENEWALS

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Ray Hilton, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 B100 Stanton Thayer Brown, Buckner Lodge No. 501 BIOI Charles Martin Jurgens, Temperance Lodge No. 438 B102 Henry Louis McDaniel, East Gate Lodge No. 630

B103 William I. Mosburg, East Gate Lodge No. 630 B104 Stanley Earl Massey, Competition Lodge No. 432 B105 Otto Charles Winkler, St. Joseph Lodge No. 78

SUBDIVISION III-PART 3-THIRD RENEWALS

C75 James Derrell Buzzard, Neosho Lodge No. 247 C76 Charles R. Savage, Shaveh Lodge No. 646 C77 Claude Franklin Stephens, Advance Lodge No. 590

C78 R. Franklin Avery, Berkeley Lodge No. 667 C79 Leo Harold Pitts, Hermitage Lodge No. 288


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SUBDIVISION II-PART 3-FOURTH RENEWALS D57 Claud T. Foster, Four Mile Lodge No. 212 D59 Elmer J ames Chrisman, Livingston Lodge No. 51 D60 Thomas Lynn Dawson, Aurora Lodge No. 267

D58 William Franklin Lodge No. 646

Jackson,

Shaveh

D61 Gazawell H. Cline, Sikeston Lodge No. 310 D62 Emmett M. Burk, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422

SUBDIVISION II-PART 3-FIFTH RENEWALS E43 William W. Forrester, East Gate Lodge No. 630 E44 Morris S. Sheeks, Triangle Lodge No. 638

E45 Harold Gene McQuitty, Howard Lodge No.4 E46 Ralph Otto Kolb, Anchor Lodge No. 443

SUBDIVISION II-PART 3-SIXTH RENEWALS F21 Joy L. Ortloff, Carthage Lodge No. 197 F22 Earnest Lee Baumgardner, Modern Lodge No. 144 F23 Charles Goodman, Polar Star Lodge No. 79 F24 John 1. Williams, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13

F25 Reuben Y. Hume, Armstrong Lodge No. 70 F26 Nathan William Glazier, Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 F27 James Woodrow Dougan, Rosendale Lodge No. 404 F28 J. Earl Landes, Shekinah Lodge No. 256

SUBDIVISION II-PART 3-SEVENTH RENEWALS G9

Alfred Arthur Mitchell, Hebron Lodge No. 354

GI0 Arthur Lynn Collins, Howard Lodge No.4 GIl John S. Stilwell, Putnam Lodge No. 190

SUBDIVISION II-PART 3-EIGHTH RENEWALS H2 Glenn E. Swails, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269

REPORT OF COMMITIEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

R.W. Bro. WaIter H. Baird, Chairman, read the report of the Committee on Ways and Means, which includes the budget for the Grand Lodge Year October 15, 1974-0ctober 14, 1975. He moved that the report be adopted. The motion was seconded and carried. To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Ways and Means Committee reviewed the disbursements for the current budget year and the items that have been exceeded are:

Acct. Nos. 2. 10. 21. 25. 42.

43-A. 45. 51.

54.

Salary-Grand Lecturer The Freemason Magazine Expenses-Grand Lecturer Washington Meetings Insurance ... Printing, Postage, Stationery Grand Master's Regalia . Committee on Masonic Education Committee on By-Laws (Pocket Part) .

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$ 833.34 9,260.03 709.65 17.44 61.20 173.86 26.14 4,091.29 125.89

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The following budget is presented to cover the budget year from October 15, 1974 to October 14, 1975. BY DIRECT APPROPRIATION OF (;RAND LODGE

Acct. Nos. 1. Salary-Grand Secretary . 2. Salary-Grand Lecturer . 3. Salary-Grand Treasurer . 4. Retirement Expense 5. Masonic Service Association Per Capita 6. Masonic Service Association Hospital Visit Fund 7. Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis . . 8. Bicentennial Observance 9. Committee on Recognition of Foreign Lodges 10. The Freemason Magazine

$ 14,000.00

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12,600.00 500.00 14,800.00 2,300.00 5,000.00 3,600.00 1,500.00 100.00 48,000.00

BY REQUISITION OF CRAND MASTER

20. Expenses-Grand Master ..... . .. 21. Expenses-Grand Lecturer 22. Expenses-Grand Lodge Officers and Committee 22-A. Special Expenses of Deputy Grand Master 23. Conferences of Grand Lodge Officers 24. Conferences of DDGM and. DDGL 25. Washington Meetings 26. Auditing . 27. Grand Master's Contingent Fund 28. Expenses of Grand Lodge Session . 29 . . 30. Regional Meetings of Lodge Officers

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6,000.00 6,000.00 3,000.00 500.00 3,000.00 4,000.00 2,500.00 250.00 4,000.00 8,500.00 .00 9,500.00

BY REQUISITION OF CRAND SECRETARY

40. Salaries and Wages-Grand Lodge Office Staff including Assistant Grand Secretary $ 20,000.00 3,000.00 . 41. Employees' Tax Expense 600.00 42. Insurance . 43. Operation of Grand Lodge Office 8,000.00 (a) Printing, Postage, Stationery . 3,500.00 . (b) Telephone and Telegraph 1,500.00 (c) Office Equipment '" 2,000.00 (d) Office Supplies . . . 1,200.00 (e) Incidental Office Expenses . 1,000.00 (f) Grand Lodge Office Improvement . . 1,500.00 (g) Electrical Data Processing . 1,250.00 44. Incidental and travel expense-Grand Secretary's Office 45. Grand Master's Regalia . 1,350.00 46 . .00 47 . .00 . 48. Fifty-year Veteran Buttons 3,250.00 . 49. Printing Proceedings 7,500.00 BY REQUISITION OF COMMITTEES

50. Committee on Correspondence 51. Committee on Masonic Education

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52. 53. 54. 55.

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on on on on

Ritual Relief and Charity By-laws (Pocket Part) Mileage and Per Diem

2,000.00 800.00 5,000.00 1,800.00 43,000.00 $264,650.00

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LLOYD

S. MORGAN, JR.

GEORGE

F.

MORRISON,

ROBERT

C.

TAYLOR,

E. ALLEN KOHLER, W. H. Un, JR. 'VALTER H. BAIRD.

THE GRAND MASTER: Brethren, you understand that under the By-laws if any of you have any resolutions that you want voted on at this Grand . Lodge meeting, they must be handed to the Grand Secretary. I am not particular about the form of them today. If they are not handed to the Grand Secretary today they cannot be voted on at this Grand Lodge session. If you have something to amend the By-laws, that can be put in any time until we reach the Installation of Officers, because that must remain until the next annual communication. Is everybody clear on that? All right. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CORRESPONDENCE

M.\V. Bro. Bruce H. Hunt, Fraternal Correspondent, reported that "A Masonic Review" was printed and available at the registration desk. He stated that he had tried to make the "Review" somewhat briefer and more condensed than usual. He moved that the report be received and printed In the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried. REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

M.W. Bro. Bruce H. Hunt presented the report of the Committee on George Washington Masonic National Memorial and stated that it is printed in the booklet of reports. He moved that the report be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried. To the Grand Lodge) A.F. &- A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: One year ago, we gave you a brief outline of the history of the membership of the Grand Lodge of Missouri in the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association. This was done to emphasize the interest and contribution Missouri Freemasons have made through the years to the Association. During these years, Missouri has contributed a total of $288,842.99, or an average of $2.67 per member. This amount represents a fair contribution, but is not the greatest total amount, nor the smallest average amount per member. The cost of maintenance continues to rise, and we are happy to report that the amount of the Endowment Fund also continues to increase. The big challenge facing the Memorial at the present time is the goal of $5,000,000 for the endowment fund by 1976.


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It was suggested that the objective should be to raise approximately $1,500,000 in the next two years. It was suggested that a drive be made to add 10,000 Honorary Life Memberships of $100 each, and 1,000 contributors of $1,000 or more during that period of time. The names of these 1,000 contributors would be enrolled on a metal plaque mounted in a conspicuous location in the Memorial, later to be unveiled with suitable ceremony. It was suggested by the President of the Association that every Grand Lodge would probably wish to be enrolled on this permanent record as a $1,000 contributor. It was also believed that most bodies of the York Rite, Scottish Rite, Eastern Star, and Shrine would desire to participate, if given the opportunity to do so. In addition to these various memberships, the Association encourages every Grand Lodge which has not adopted the Pennsylvania Plan to do so. Missouri has always performed well in any national Masonic effort. We believe that at some suitable time in the near future the Grand Lodge of Missouri should equal the Pennsylvania Plan. By this, we mean that a contribution equal to $1.00 per member, and $10.00 per lodge should be made to the Endowment Fund. We would also recommend that Missouri become one of the $1,000 contributors. In this report, President Raymond C. Ellis listed the quota for Grand Lodges based on membership. He said in part, "The quota for the two-year period will be as low as 16 Honorary Memberships and two $1,000 contributors in our smallest jurisdiction-to 705 Honorary Life Memberships and 70 $1,000 contributors in our largest jurisdiction." He believed that with a Masonic population of more than 3,750,000, we should easily get 10,000 Honorary Life Members and 1,000 contributors of $1,000 or more between 1974 and 1976. The Committee is pleased to report that the outside lighting of the tower has been completed. This makes our greatest Masonic Shrine more readily visible to those who travel the highways and airways in the vicinity of the District of Columbia. More and more people are thereby given a better impression of the greatness of the Masonic Fraternity. Fraternally submitted, BRUCE H. HUNT, Chairman, FORREST C. DONNELL, MORRIS E. EWING, HOMER L. FERGUSON, HAROLD M. JAYNE, JAMES M. SELLERS. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION

W. Bro. J. Derrell Buzzard, Chairman, presented the report and the supplemental repon of the Committee on Lodges Under Dispensation.

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. 6- A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: I wish to submit this report of the Committee on Lodges Under Dispensation. By order of our Grand Master and in accordance with the Grand Lodge By-Laws, investigation was made of Bunker Lodge U.D., located at Bunker


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in Reynolds County, Missouri, and of Central Crossing Lodge V.D., located at Shell Knob in Barry County, Missouri. Dispensation for Bunker Lodge V.D. was granted by M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker on June 27, 1974, and the lodge was organized, instituted, and set to work on July 19, 1974. Dispensation for Central Crossing Lodge V.D. was granted by M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker on June 27, 1974. It was organized, instituted, and set to work on July 11, 1974. The lodge now has 33 members. No petitions fOl the degrees have been received as yet; but the enthusiasm is high and their determination is steadfast. Although these two Lodges V.D. were set to work too late in the Grand Lodge fiscal year to permit an accurate evaluation, this Committee wishes for the Master Masons who petitioned for the dispensations to form the new lodges many pleasant experiences in service and companionship. SUPPLEMENT The Committee met at 3:00 o'clock p.m., Sunday afternoon, August 31, 1974, in the office of the Grand Secretary, and in the presence of M.W. Brother Walter L. Walker, Grand Master; R.W. Bro. Herman A. Orlick, Deputy Grand Master; R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold, Grand Secretary; and R.W. Bro. James D. Hackworth, D.D.G.M. of the 47th District of Missouri. On viewing all the findings, the committee wishes to commend the Brethren of both Lodges V.D. for their enthusiasm and efforts which they have put forth toward building a solid foundation for a lodge in their community. The Committee feels that in view of the short period of time at which the lodges have been at work that they should remain under dispensation for another year. With brotherly love, DERRELL BUZZARD, Chairman, JAMES H. HARTMAN, GORDON W. HUNEKE, LAWRENCE J. PERKINS, FREDERICK M. WOODRUFF. Brother Buzzard moved that the report and the supplement be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried. REPORT OF mE BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD

Bro. Harold E. Thornton, Chairman, presented the report of the Building Supervisory Board.

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. &- A.M. of Missow-i: Your Building Supervisory Board submits herewith its report of activities and decisions made during the past Masonic year. The Board is indebted to our Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker, for his aid and support in several instances during the year. Over 25 lodges and Masonic Temple Associations consulted with your Board on various matters. Plans for acquisition of property, remodeling of


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buildings, and the financing for same were reviewed by the Board. Also, several new Masonic Temple Associations were formed under the supervision of the Board. We are pleased to report that, in most all cases, applications made to the Board by the various lodges and associations have been in good order so that the Board was able to process applications, as filed, in most instances. We have attempted to give prompt attention to all matters brought before your Board. Attached hereto, and made a part of this report, is a list of all cases received and considered by the Board (not necessarily in order of reception or approval) for the year 1973-74. It is our fervent hope that the principles of Freemasonry will continue to be exerted through our lodges on the hearts and minds of men throughout this great State of Missouri, and to that end we have bent our efforts. All members of this Board have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to serve the Grand Lodge this past year. Fraternally yours,

J. MORGAN DONELSON, FRED

C.

HAROLD

HEUERMANN,

E.

THORNTON,

Chairman.

Northwest Lodge No. 358 The Board granted permission to remodel lodge building, without the incurrence of debt. Pollock Lodge No. 349 The Board granted permission to make needed repairs to the building and to incur a small debt. Centralia Lodge No. 59 The Board was contacted regarding plans to acquire land for new temple. We await developments. Vandalia Lodge No. 491 The Board approved articles of Not-for-Profit Corporation as amended. Stockton Lodge No. 283 The Board approved the revised Articles of Incorporation of the Temple Association. Composite Lodge No. 369 The Board approved plans for a new temple, and to incur a limited debt. Havana Lodge No. 21 The Board approved removal to new location and remodeling plans for lodge use, without the incurrence of debt. Joachim Lodge No. 164 The Board approved the purchase of land for a new temple site, without the incurrence of debt. Higginsville Lodge No. 364 The Board approved amended articles of Not-for-Profit Corporation.


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Country Club Lodge No. 656 The Board approved amended articles of Not-for-Profit Corporation. Crestwood Lodge No. 669 The Board authorized a limited incurrence of debt to complete new Masonic temple. Everton Lodge No. 405 The Board approved the purchase of the building now occupied, and to incur a limited debt. Heroine Lodge No. 104 The Board gave advice on the transfer of funds from the now defunct building association, to revert back to the lodge. Joplin Lodge No. 335 The Board gave advice and answered request regarding forming a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Lockwood Lodge No. 521 The Board authorized the purchase of a one-story building adjoining present lodge hall, without incurrence of debt. Hermann Lodge No. 123 The Board approved articles of Not-for-Profit Corporation of Hermann Temple Association. Carl Junction Lodge No. 549 The Board received notice of plans to build a new Masonic temple, and we await further developments. Belle Lodge No. 373 The Board approved plans for new temple, and a limited incurrence of debt. Palestine Lodge No. 241 The Board approved the purchase of tract of land for a new temple site, and to incur a limited debt. Branson Lodge No. 587 The Board approved the purchase of a building and the remodeling of same for a new lodge hall. The Board also approved incurrence of debt. Kennett Lodge No. 68 The Board was contacted regarding plans for new temple. The lodge later postponed their plans for the present for financial reasons. Fayette Lodge No. 47 The Board awaits revised Articles of Incorporation and has under consideration an application to incur a limited debt to complete new temple. A thens Lodge No. 127 The Board has under consideration an application to purchase a building and remodel same for new temple. Barnsville Lodge No. 353 The Board has under consideration request to incur debt to remodel their temple building.


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Hamilton Lodge No. 224 The Board approved plans for new temple building, without the incurrence of debt, and have under consideration articles of Not-for-Profit Corporation. New Hope Lodge No. 199 The Board awaits additional information on new temple plans and Not-for-Profit Corporation. Neosho Lodge No. 247 The Board received notice of plans for new temple and awaits developments.

Brother Thornton moved that the repoft of the Building Supervisory Board be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried. GRAND MASTER WALKER: We have with us today a distinguished guest that I'd like to call on now. Sometime back we discussed the fact that we ought to venture out a little farther away from home and visit and invite people farther away than we had done in the past. We looked around in the south and cast part of the country. We selected the State of Georgia, as one of the most progressive of those states. It is hoped that our relationship with Georgia will be established firmly, as we go along. We have found their ideas to be most helpful; I hope they find something here that will be helpful to them. I ask the Grand Master Henry T. Hooper to come forward and speak for the Grand Lodge of Georgia. REMARKS OF M.W. BRO. HENRY T. HOOPER

M.W. Grand Master Henry T. Hooper of the Grand Lodge of Georgia entertained the Grand Lodge with several humorous stories. He stated that he was honored to be in Missouri and that he appreciated the kindness and courtesy that had been shown. He expressed the hope that the Grand Lodge of Missouri might be represented at the next Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Georgia in order that similar fraternal attentions might be extended. PARTIAL REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

R.W. Bro. Claude T. Wood, Chairman of the Committee on Jurisprudence, presented a partial repoft as follows: To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri: Your Jurisprudence Committee respectfully reports as follows: DISPENSATIONS

"Vehave examined the dispensations listed in the Grand Secretary's report and we approve the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master.

Brother Wood moved the adoption of this portion of the report. The motion was seconded and carried. The Dispensations issued by the Grand Master were APPROVED.


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We have examined the permissions granted by the Grand Master and filed with the Grand Secretary and we approve the same.

Brother Wood moved the adoption of this portion of the report. The motion was seconded and carried. The permissions granted by the Grand Master were APPROVED. HEALING ORDERS

We have examined all of the Healing Orders isslIed by the Grand Master and filed with the Grand Secretary and we approve the same.

Brother Wood moved the adoption of this portion of the report. The motion was seconded and carried. The Healing Orders issued by the Grand Master were APPROVED. EDICTS

We have examined the Edicts isslled by the Grand Master and included in the Address of the Grand Master and we approve the same. We move the approval of the two Edicts by thc Grand Lodge.

Brother Wood moved the adoption of this portion of the report. The motion was seconded and carried. The two Edicts issued by the Grand Master (Re: "Universal League of Freemasons" and Re: The Use of Slides or Filmstrips in the Second Section of the Second Degree) were APPROVED. DECISIONS I

An inquiry was made concerning use of a tape rccorder during discussion of lodge business. The Grand Master ruled that use of a tape recorder during a tiled subordinate lodge meeting for recording purposes is prohibitcd. This ruling does not apply to the use of a recording machine or court reporter during a trial. (See Section 30.170.) Your Committec recommends the approval of the decision of the Grand Master.

Brother Wood moved the adoption of this portion of the report. The motion was seconded and carried. The decision of the Grand Master on the use of a tape recorder during a tiled subordinate lodge meeting' was APPROVED. II

De Soto Lodge No. 119, A.F. & A.M., raised a brother and before he gave his proficiency his employment took him to another state. He was suspended for nonpayment of dues. He sOllght reinstatement from De Soto Lodge for the purpose of affiliating with a lodge in another state. The question asked was: "If he petitions for reinstatement, can he affiliate with an ollt-of-state lodge without showing suitable proficiency as a Master Mason in Missouri?" The Grand Master ruled that he must pass a suitable proficiency in the Third Degree before he was eligible to affiliate with the out-of-state lodge. Your Committee, being advised that the non-proficient Master Mason was raised after September 29, 1970, and requested a dimit more than one year after


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having been raised, approves the ruling. However, your Committee recommends that the By-Laws Committee consider clarification of the provisions of the last sentence of Section 20.010 and Section 15.061 as to the status of one who was raised prior to September 29, 1970, or who was raised after that date and asked for dimit within one year after having been raised. I move that this decision of the Grand Master be approved.

Brother Wood moved the adoption of this portion of the report. The motion was seconded and carried. The decision of the Grand Master was APPROVED. III

Inquiry was made from the 45th District concerning fund-raising projects allowed for new charitable contribution funds set up last year. The request was for an interpretation of Section 9.140 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws adopted 1969 with respect to the use which may be made of any part of a lodge building in view of the decision annotated in 1960 at page 30 and 132 prohibiting card parties for which tickets were sold and at which table prizes were awarded. The Grand Master's decision was as follows: a. The amendment of 1969 limited all prior decisions on use of lodge buildings, including the 1960 decision, to the use of the lodge room, preparation room and tiler's room. If the tiler has no room, then to a reasonable area close to the door of the lodge room. b. The use of the remainder of the building is defined in the PROCEEDINGS OF 1971 at page 48. This decision was made after the 1969 amendment and should be included in the new pocket part. e. Any activity that does not include drinking, gamhling or other illegal activity is permitted in the lodge building other than the lodge room, preparation room or tiler's room or area for the tiler. d. No opinion was given as to the tax consequences of possible activities and funds raised. Your Committee recommends the approval of the decision of the Grand Master.

Brother Wood moved the adoption of this portion of the report. The motion was seconded and carried. The decision of the Grand Master on the usc of parts of a lodge building for fund-raising projects was APPROVED. RECOl\lMENDATIONS

The Grand Master, in his Address, makes only one recommendation, namely, that the proceedings not be edited and that any discussions of resolutions, comments on Grand Lodge business or remarks by members of the Grand Lodge be printed verbatim in order to preserve for future reference the ideas on which decisions are made. Your Committee, at the request of the Grand Master, has considered the recommendation as set Oul in the Address of the Grand Master for 1974. We have determined that this recommendation should be complied with. In the opinion of your committee, Section 2.040 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws requires that the full proceedings of the Grand Lodge be printed and distributed.

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ter relative to the editing, printing, and distributing of the PROCEEDINGS was APPROVED. Chairman ''''ood of the Committee on Jurisprudence stated that the remainder of the report would be presented tomorrow morning. REPORT OF MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH

R.W. Bro. Lewis C. Wes Cook, Master for the year 1973-74, presented the Report of the Missouri Lodge of Research. The Grand Master thanked Brother Cook and said that the report was accepted and would be filed. To the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M. BRETHREN: The Missouri Lodge of Research is looking forward to a dual publication within months of each other. Colonial F1"eemasonry, a joint effort by a number of Masonic students, scholars, researchers, writers, will be in the hands of our membership before the end of the year. By early spring, Truman, A Freemason will be released and in the hands of the membership. Colonial Freemasonry traces the history of Ollr Fraternity in those original 13 colonies, providing us with some of the newest and most complete research work available on that formative period in our history. It was moved ahead of the Truman work only because we encountered clearance problems on certain materials incorporated in the volume through research work at the Truman Library. The archivists at the library have assured us that all of the clearances will be provided no later than January 30, 1975. The delay is regrettable, but necessary to avoid any possible confiict, imagined or real, as a result of objections that might be forthcoming from relatives of some individuals cited in the book. The clearances are necessary because the original materials are under the control of the federal government and can be used only with formal permission. Since last meeting here, the Lodge of Research held its annual spring breakfast meeting in conjunction with the Annual Assembly and convocation of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters and the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. The breakfast took place in Kansas City last April 20 and was attended by about 150 memhers, all of whom thoroughly enjoyed a paper presented by Gordon R. Merrick of Colorado, General Grand King of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, International. The annual meeting of the Lodge of Research will be held this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in McKinney Hall in the Masonic Temple at 3681 Lindell Boulevard. One of our Grand Chaplains, the R.W. Rev. Bro. M. Joseph Hirsch, will he the featured speaker. Brother Hirsch is a devoted student of the Fraternity and his talk will provide Us with some unusual, interesting and well-documented research on the Fraternity's relationship to its two Sts. John. Tuesday morning, at 7:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, we will be honored by a talk by former Iowa Congressman Fred SchwengeI, now President of the United States Capitol Historical Society in Washington, D.C. Brother Schwengcl, a graduate of Northeast Missouri State at Kirksville and a former Missouri school teacher, served 18 years in the United States House of Representatives until he retired in 1972 to become the full-time working President of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. Brethren, a number of other volumes are finished except for minor details, and will be forthcoming as annual transactions or possibly a bonus volume, in the years ahead. They include, Masonic Essays, by Henry \.yilson Coil; Freemasonry in an Old Seaport; and, !l'f01'mons and Freemasonry. There also is a strong possibility we will have the opportunity to publish for our members a volume on The Circus


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and Freemasons, tracing the history of the circus and the lives of those owners· operators and performers who were and are members of the Fraternity. The work of the Lodge of Research is primarily carried on as the result of the outstanding service of our secretary, A. W. "Whit" Griffith of Fulton, the tre· mendous cooperation and assistance of Ovid H. Bell, the voluntary contribution in time and talent of our researchers and writers, and the guidance and counsel of the former editor of the Lodge of Research, Past Grand Master 'Villiam R. Dens· low. I am deeply grateful to them for their many contributions and I know I speak for all of the members of the lodge in expressing heartfelt thanks to them. Our membership remains at slightly more than 2,000 (we had a growth of 74 this past year) and we know that it will continue to grow with the support and en· couragement of its officers, the officers of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, and its many active members scattered throughout the world. Fraternally submitted, LEWIS C. WES COOK REMARKS OF R. W. BRO. C. W. REESE

R.W. Bro. C. W. Reese, Grand Secretary of Oklahoma, said that it is ale ways a pleasure to come to Missouri because here are so many close relation· ships with Oklahoma. He spoke of the communications between the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma and the Grand Lodge of Missouri through the Grand Secretaries. A great thing in Masonry is the support extended each other. The greatest assets accumulated are the friendships made, one with the other. Those friendships are enduring, which are made when one wants to give of himself. Brother Reese brought the greetings from the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma and from M.W. Grand Master J. C. Warner. He expressed the regret of M.W. Brother Warner; he wished for Grand Master Walker and the Grand Lodge of Missouri a very successful Communication and a prosperous year to come. RESULT OF ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF MASONIC HOME BOARD

M.W. Grand Master Walker announced the results of the balloting for members of the Masonic Home Board: Virgil Abbett-640 John E. Adams-553 Richard W. Calvert-523 Richard J. Chamier-291

Grand Master Walker: By your vote you have elected Brother Abbett and Brother Adams to the Masonic Home Board. I assume these brothers will accept or somebody will accept for them. RESULT OF ELECTION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS

M.W. Grand Master Walter L. Walker announced the election of the following officers to serve the Grand Lodge of Missouri for the year 1974-75: Grand Secretary Frank A. Arnold Gmnd T1'easurer . . . William H. Utz, Jr. Junior Grand Warden. . . . . . . . . . . . James A. Noland, Jr. Senior Grand Warden . . . .. Fielding A Poe Deputy Gmnd Master Lewis C. 'Ves Cook Grand Master . . . . . . . . .. Herman A. Orlick

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The Chairman of Tellers reported there were 72 scattering votes. Each elected Grand Officer expressed his acceptance with appropriate words of thanks and appreciation. The Grand Master addressed the Deputy Grand Master: Herman, come on over here. This is the announcement I have waited a year to make and I am most pleased to be here. Herman, by their vote, this Grand Lodge has elected you to serve as Grand Master for the ensuing year. Do you accept? R.W. BROTHER ORLICK: Most Worshipful Grand Master, I accept. Brethren, before this huge audience and you wonderful people, I accept your vote. I will do my utmost to see you all over the State of Missouri, as we work together to bring Missouri Masonry to the Front. Thank you for helping me. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC EDUCATION

M.vV. Bro. Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Masonic Education. Brother Davis apologized for the Masonic Education Committee that the report is not included in the printed booklet. The report will be printed in the PROCEEDINGS for all to read. The Chairman touched on items contained in the report: The responsibilities of the Committee, display of available material, This Is Freemasonry, Lodge Customs, Information and Suggestions for Members of Committees of Investigation, Handbook of Freemasonry-Missouri, Candidate Booklets, The F1"eemason Magazine. M.W. Brother Davis moved that the report of the Committee on Masonic Education be accepted. The motion was seconded and carried. To the Grand Lodge, Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Masonic Education wishes to report its actIvities during the past Grand Lodge Year. We met on several occasions to carry out the duties and obligations that were imposed upon us by the Grand Lodge By-Laws and to formulate plans for continuing Masonic Education within our jurisdiction for the coming year. Specifically, the Committee is charged with the responsibility of formulating and developing educational programs, superintending the dissemination of Masonic education and providing for and supervising the issuance of The Freemason, which is the official publication of your Grand Lodge. Our Committee is again providing for you .a display of the material available. We hope you wiII visit with us and take some of the material for the usc of your lodge. If you have ideas for our consideration, your comments to the members of our Committee, at the display, wiII certainly be appreciated. In order to provide you with a comprehensive, but brief report, of our activities during this year, we shall enumerate our projects by number and subject, as follows: 1. This Is Freemasonry, this pamphlet was published immediately prior to Grand Lodge last year, at which time we had ordered 100,000 copies. We are happy to report that the distribution of this booklet has demanded that another order be placed for 50,000 additional copies. 2. Lodge Customs is a pamphlet revised and published by your Committee, replacing a previous pamphlet of similar nature. 3. Information and Suggestions for Members of Committee of Investigation, an-


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other revISIon of a pamphlet of previous publication, has been revised and pub. lished by your Committee this year. 4. Handbook of Freemasom'y-Missouri is a complete revision and editing of the former book entitled "A Lodge System of Masonic Education." Since the supply of the publication was becoming depleted, your Committee felt that the material in this booklet was of such value that it should be preserved. In reviewing the purpose and use of this book, they felt that it could be used in many more phases of Masonic Education than proposed in the original design. Therefore, your Committee has revised and rearranged this material into a new booklet entitled "Handbook of Freemasonry-Missouri." We are pleased to report that this material has gone to press and will be ready for distribution soon. 5. Candidate Booklets-our supply of the Candidate Booklets have been replenished during the past year and we urge the continued use of these booklets by each and every lodge within this jurisdiction. 6. The Freemason-we are pleased to report that the distribution of The p"eemason is now completing its third year in which all members of Missouri lodges are recipients of this official publication of your Grand Lodge. Your Committee apologizes for the delay in some publications during the past year; however, we are very happy to report that the magazine is now on schedule and you will be receiving future copies of this publication quarterly, as planned. by your Grand Lodge. Our sincere appreciation is extended to M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker for his continuous efforts on behalf of Masonic Education. We commend him for continuing the area meetings with the officers of the constituent lodges. M.W. Brother Walker gave us many hours of his time by attending our Committee meetings and offering his suggestions and counsel, concerning the worthwhile programs for the future of Masonic Education. 'Ve pledge to our incoming Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Herman A. Orlick, our continued effort in the planning and development of material for similar meetings. Our Committee realizes that it would be impossible to properly express our appreciation to all who assisted us in the performance of our duties this year. However, we salute the Grand Lodge Officers for their continued support and express a special thanks to those Grand Lodge Officers who are ex-officio members of our Committee. Many of them attended each of our meetings. Their ideas, advice and support was very encouraging and certainly very helpful. Some of us on this Committee would be remiss if we did not express our personal appreciation to R.W. Bro. Ray Hilton, W. Bro. Maurice Votaw, W. Bro. C. Nolen Miller and W. Bro. Earl K. Dille. To Brothers Hilton and Votaw we say "thanks" for a job well done in the revision and editing and compiling of the new hooklet entitled "Handbook of Freemasonry." To Brothers Dille and Miller, a special thanks to them for their contacts with the editor and the proofreading of this publication. As Chairman, I express to each of the Committee members my personal appreciation for their hard work and attention to business throughout this year, which has been very productive for your Committee on Masonic Education. We are pleased to offer this report and to our Grand Master express our sincere thanks for the privilege of serving this Fraternity and our Grand Lodge in this capacity. C. NOLEN MILLER, MAURICE EARL

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REPORT OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE MASONIC TEMPLE ASSOCIATION OF ST. LOUIS

M.W. GRAND MASTER: The report of the Representatives to the Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis has been printed. The motion has been made that the report be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried.

To the Grand Lodge) A.F. if A.M. of Missouri: The calendar year of 1973 did not show much improvement in the finances of the Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis. Last year your Committee estimated a deficit of $12,000 for the year 1973. The actual deficit from normal income and expenses turned out to be approximately $18,700. However, there were three nonrecurring sources of funds during the past year: $12,267 received from the sale of the parking lot; $3,372 collected from the 1972 fund drive; and a bequest of $10,000 from a deceased brother's estate. Thus, the Temple Association showed a net increase of funds on hand of $6,900. The Association has attempted to supplement its normal income by special activities. A turkey dinner last fall and a card party in May of this year have added $3,500 to the available funds. The membership of the Temple Association has again decreased during the past year, due to the fact that one lodge saw fit to consolidate with another lodge that owns and operates its own temple. As of this writing there is a lawsuit pending, involving two lodges that were formerly members of the Temple Association. The case is still pending, as nothing has been resolved to date. Maintenance of the Temple still proves to be a serious problem. Only necessary repairs and replacements are being made. This spring one of the heating boilers failed and will have to be replaced. Recently it was reported that the failure will be covered by insurance and that a new boiler can be installed, which will increase the efficiency of the heating plant with more economy of operation. However, it is important that this replacement be made shortly, so that the heating plant will be avail~ble for the coming winter season. The Temple Association needs the support of all its member bodies. Every effort should be made to retain the membership and interest of all bodies which are presently members of the Temple Association. It is extremely important for the representatives of the member bodies to attend the monthly board meetings, so that each organization can be informed of the status of the operation of the Temple and assist in improving the future of the . Temple. Only with that support can the Temple Association meet its problems. LESTER E. SCHULTZ, Chairman) FRED A. TEPLY, FRED J. STATLER, .J R. Grand Master Walker announced that buses would take members to the Masonic Home. He urged all who have not visited and toured the Home


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to do so; and those who had been there previously he invited to make a return visit. The Grand Master, further, gave an outline of the activities planned for this evening: Dinner, Program, Entertainment. GRAND LODGE CALLED FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from Labor at 4:00 p.m. Grand Chaplain Carl L. Radford offered prayer. MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH

Missouri Lodge of Research held the Annual Communication in McKinney Hall of the Masonic Temple, 3681 Lindell Boulevard, after the close of the session of the Grand Lodge. MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 30,1974 6:30 P.M. Grand Lodge Dinner for all Master Masons and their Ladies was held in the dining room of Scottish Rite Cathedral. The Table Grace was offered by R.W. Bro. Carl L. Radford, Grand Chaplain.

7:30 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. Organ Selections in Scottish Rite Auditorium, Emil F. Cortc.

8:00 P.M. Open Meeting~cottish Rite Auditorium. M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker, Grand Master, presiding. The Grand Master introduced the Grand Lodge Officers and their Ladies. The Grand Master presented and introduced his wife, Marilyn Walker (Mrs. Walter L. Walker), and their daughters, Misses Marcia and Charlotte Walkcr. Pledge of Allegiance led by M.W. Bro. Walker. Singing of the National Anthem led by R.W. Bro. Frank A. Lewis. Remarks-Grand Master-Elect Herman A. Orlick. Entertainment-"The Collegians Chorus," V. Randall ''''orkman, Conductor. Remarks-M.W. Grand Master 'Walter L. Walker. Benediction-Grand Chaplain Carl L. Radford.


Tuesday Morning October 1. 1974 CALL TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to labor at 9:00 a.m. R.W. Bro. M. Joseph Hirsch, III, offered prayer. REMARKS OF WOR. BRO. ROBERT G. BIRD

Wor. Bro. Robert G. Bird, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star, expressed his pleasure to bring the greetings of some 80,000 members of the Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. He commented on the work done by Star members for the Masonic Home. He reported on the special project of the Worthy Grand Matron this year-the raising of funds for the purchase of a van with a hydraulic lift so that the wheelchair guests of the Home might be able to be transported. He told the Grand Lodge that the van has been purchased and will be presented to the Home at the Grand Chapter Session on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of October. Members of the Eastern Star have felt that the van has been a very worthwhile project. He complimented Grand Master Walker on his service to the Grand Lodge. He expressed the pride the Masons of Southwest Missouri held for Bud Walker during the years of his advancement through the Grand Lodge Officer line and, more especially, during his term as Grand Master. THE GRAND MASTER: Brethren, I have been giving some thought to this Masonic Home Resolution. I am going to ask Brother Wood to come up and make a report on the matter, and then I want to make a few remarks. We will see what you have to say about it. Incidentally, while he is coming up here, I understand someone called to his attention that in one of those decisions yesterday we left a word in that was entirely misleading. I certainly appreciate whoever it was who came forward and made the suggestion; and we are going to change that one this morning, because it turned out it would be misleading and it would have been wrong. CONTINUATION OF REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

R.W. Bro. Claude T. 'Vood presented a further portion of the report of the Committee on Jurisprudence and, at the request of the Grand Master, the Committee recommendation on the Masonic Home Resolution. RESOLUTIONS

At the 1973 communication of the Grand Lodge a resolution was submitted as to relocation of the Masonic Home, namely:

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Masonic Home of Missouri to reopen consideration of the relocation of the Home. At the present communication of the Grand Lodge a standing resolution has been submitted as a substitute for the 1973 resolution as to the relocation of the Masonic Home: The substitute resolution provides that: It is hereby adopted as Grand Lodge policy that the Masonic Home Board of Directors begin a study of the possibility of locating an additional Masonic Home of Missouri in the greater Kansas City area (preferably Masonic District No. 59) and that fund-raising authority for an additional Masonic Home of Missouri in the greater Kansas City area is hereby granted to the Masonic Home Board of Directors including solicitation of the membership and lodges.

In the opinion of your Committee the adoption of the substitute resolution presented at the present communication of the Grand Lodge will take the place of the resolution presented at the 1973 communication. Your Committee recommends the adoption of the substitute resolution. Brother Wood moved the adoption of the Substitute Resolution. The Grand Master asked, "Is there a second?" Several seconded the motion. R.W. Bro. Claude Wood presented the recommendation of the Jurisprudence Committee on the Masonic Home Resolution, being a substitute Resolution for the 1973 Resolution as to the relocation of the Masonic Home. War. Brother Wood recommends the adoption of the substitute Resolution and so moved. THE GRAND MASTER: Brethren, this has been unanimously adopted by the Home Board. Since yesterday I have had the feeling of the Grand Lodge on it and I am tempted without further discussion of the matter, assuming that we will pass this thing unanimously, to call now for the vote. How do you feel about it? (Voices in Assembly: "Question.") THE GRAND MASTER: Shall we vote on it? (Voices: "Yes.") THE GRAND MASTER: Very well. Hearing no further discussion on the matter the Chair presents the question. All those in favor of the Resolution as stated, please say "Aye." All those opposed "No." THE GRAND MASTER: Motion Carried. The Substitute Resolution as to the relocation of the Masonic Home was ADOPTED. W. BROTHER WOOD: As you have been informed by the Worshipful Grand Master, an objection was presented as to路 our report yesterday on Decision No.2 of the Grand Master. We think the objection was well taken. At this time we propose to amend our report on Decision No. 2 by deleting the words "in De Soto Lodge," so that the report would read: "The Grand Master ruled that he must pass a suitable proficiency in the Third Degree before he is eligible to affiliate with the out-of-state lodge." Most Worshipful Grand Master, I move that report on Decision No. 2 be amended by deleting the words "In De Soto Lodge." Motion seconded and carried. The amendment of the repon on Decision No. 2 of the Grand Master was APPROVED. (See Page 96, where the effect of the amendment is


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shown by the omission of the phrase "in De Soto Lodge." The Committee made the deletion of the phrase from the final, entire report, as submitted.) PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Section 13.080. Residence. Amend second sentence of section as follows: "He must have had a permanent, settled domicile or fixed abode continuously next preceding the presentation of his petition for six months in Missouri and in the jurisdiction of the lodge." Your Committee recommends that the words "in Missouri and" be omitted from the proposed amendment so that the amended section will read as follows: "He must have had a permanent, settled domicile or fixed abode continuously next preceding the presentation of his petition for six months in the jurisdiction of the lodge." Your Committee recommends that the substitute amendment be adopted.

Brother Wood moved that the substitute amendment be adopted. The motion was seconded. THE GRAND MASTER: We discussed this matter at the area meeting. There was some fear they might have trouble with the investigation. I checked this with other states. They tell me they really get a better investigation when they write to the neighbors or contact the neighbors of a man who has just left town than when he is still there. That is as honest as I can state the facts. Bear in mind the times change. Our population at this time is a mobile population; it moves. Is there any further discussion on the question? (No discussion.) THE GRAND MASTER: Are you ready for the question? THE GRAND MASTER: All those in favor of the motion made by the Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee which, in effect, reduces from one year to six months the residency requirement, please say, "Aye." All those opposed say, "No." THE GRAND MASTER: Motion carried. The amendment of Section 13.080. Residence, which provides that a petitioner for the degrees must have resided in the jurisdiction of the lodge for six months continuously next preceding the presentation of the petition, was ADOPTED. II

JURISDICTION

At the 1972 communication of the Grand Lodge proposals to amend, revise and repeal several sections of Article 21, primarily to establish statewide concurrent jurisdiction, were submitted. These proposals were pending in 1973 and were held over for action in 1971, after study and report by a special committee. The special committee has not yet reported. Your Committee recommends that all of the proposed amendments to Article 21 be held over and referred to the incoming Committee on Jurisprudence. All of the proposed amendments are set forth verbatim on pages 22 and 23 of the 1973 annual pocket parts to the Constitution and By-Laws and are not repeated in this report.


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Brother "Vood moved the adoption of this section of the Report. The motion was seconded. THE GRAND MASTER: This pertains, Brethren, to statewide Jurisdiction and moving the Lodge Hall. I recommend that the Grand Master-Elect keep the special Jurisdiction Committee in operation. The motion was carried. RESOLUTIONS (CONTINUED) II

A resolution as to emblem of Freemasonry was submitted at the 1973 communication, to wit: The Square and Compasses with the letter "G" in the center is the Emblem of Freemasonry, and may be worn only by a Master Mason in good standing, his wife, widow, mother, sister or daughter. Your Committee recommends that this proposed resolution be not adopted. Brother Wood moved that the proposed amendment be not adopted. The motion was seconded. THE GRAND MASTER: Brethren, the purpose of this proposed amendment is already attended to. We have a standing Resolution where you can and your wife can wear the Masonic Emblem. What this basically says is in essence that we have a copyright and I would think seriously before we take any action that might affect our copyright. All those in favor signify by saying, "Aye." Contrary minded, "No." Motion carried. The amendment was NOT ADOPTED. Brother Wood moved that this section of the report be adopted. The motion was seconded and carried. III

At the present communication of the Grand Lodge an amending resolution has been su bmitted reading as follows: In conjunction with Section 23.030 and Masonic Employment Bureau; whereas this is a St. Louis function that only the 33rd and 57th Districts be permitted to vote on the per capita tax. Whereas the members who do not live in the Metropolitan area do not pay the per capita tax.. Your Committee considers the so-called "Amending Resolution" to be a proposed amendment to the By-Laws. Therefore, your Committee recommends that this proposed amendment be laid over and referred to the Committee on By-Laws because as it is presently written it has a number of technical deficiencies. Brother Wood moved that the proposed Resolution be laid over and referred to the Committee on By-Laws. The motion was seconded and carried. Respectfully submitted, WARREN R. MAICHEL, HERBERT C. HOFFMAN,

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Brother Wood moved the adoption of the entire report of the Jurisprudence Committee. The motion was seconded and carried. THE GRAND MASTER; Claude, before you leave the platform, as Grand Master I want to acknowledge the service this man has rendered to the Fraternity over the past years. He has worked extremely hard this year, being Chairman of this Committee, which is a most unpopular and thankless job. And Claude, on behalf of the Grand Lodge I extend our thanks on behalf of the Grand Master. (Applause.) CHAIRMAN WOOD: Thank you, Worshipful Master. It has been a real pleasure working with you. I feel it was a distinct honor to be Chairman of this Committee under your administration. Thank you, Brethren, each one of you. REMARKS OF R.W. BRO. T. LEO STINES

R.W. Bro. T. Leo Stines, Senior Grand Warden of Nebraska, expressed his pleasure at the opportunity to attend the 153rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. He conveyed the regrets of the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Donald R. Swanson. Brother Stines stated that he and his wife have had a wonderful time. He thanked, especially, Grand Lecturer Stanton T. Brown and Mrs. Brown for every courtesy and consideration extended to them. REMARKS OF MOST ILLUSTRIOUS GRAND MASTER

THE GRAND MASTER: I have presided on many occasions at different functions of the Masonic Fraternity, but I must confess this next one I just don't know how to handle. We have with us the Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of the State of Missouri. I suppose I should treat him like any other distinguished guest, but I will just introduce him as "Our Frank." R.W. BRO. ARNOLD: Most Worshipful Grand Master and my Brothers: It is my pleasure at this point to represent the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of the State of Missouri in this 153rd Annual Communication. If, by chance, you read the conclusion of my report as Grand Secretary, I used the term "end," referring to the association that I have had this last year with our Grand Master Walter L. W.alker and his family. When I came to the East yesterday, after being introduced west of the Altar, I could say to him again, "Bud, this is another end," because I am sure that never again in my lifetime will I stand west of the Altar as a presiding officer of a grand body of Missouri and receive the welcome of the Grand Lodge in an annual communication. Twice before that has happened. This is the "end" of that part of my life's experiences. In our Fraternity we have terms, and we have language that is appropriate to a situation. In a lodge we "initiate," we "pass" and we "raise" a man. In the Royal Arch Chapter the candidate is "exalted." In the Commandery, he is "knighted." Within the assembly of a subordinate Council we refer to his having completed degrees in terms that he "passed the Circle." The Circle of Freemasonry is large. It includes men of all faiths and all interests. The Circle is strong. The Circle is bound together by a


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strong principle that unites you, me and us all as brothers, as companions, as fraters, and as friends. On this occasion we arc friends within the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. I am pleased to represent that one segment of that big Circle of Freemasonry. THE GRAND MASTER: During the past year some of our Brethren have left us. It is too bad we cannot mention all of them. I am going to ask Brother Morrison, if the necrology report is ready, to come forward; and this report I want read in full. These are our friends and our Brothers. Who knows whose name will be there next year. M.W. BRO. GEORGE F. MORRISON: As late as this morning, on arrival, I had to revise this report to make it all-inclusive. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY

, M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison, Chairman, read the report of the Committee on Necrology.

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. &- A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee has been charged with the solemn and sorrowful duty of reporting to this Grand Lodge that 2,842 faithful Brother Master Masons have passed to their eternal reward and have been called to the Grand Lodge on high. Again, the Grand Lodge of Missouri has suffered an unusual loss during the past year in the untimely and tragic death of a Past Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Russell E. Murray. One by one they pass awaythe Brothers of our adoption, the companions of our choice. RUSSELL ERNEST MURRAY

Grand Master-1966-67 "Need we the praises of well-written records? The name or the epitaph graved on the stone? The things that he lived for, let these be his story, He himself is remembered by what he has done." There comes a time in the life of every man when the purpose for which he came to earth has been fulfilled, and the Supreme Grand Master calls him home to receive his reward. His years are numbered on the great Book of Life and there is record of his accomplishments. The "Chain of Union" of the Past Grand Masters of Missouri was broken on October 31, 1973 when M.W. Bro. Russell Ernest Murray divested himself of all earthly titles and honors and received from the hand of the All-Father another mantle of glory. Someone has said, "They are not dead who live in the hearts and minds of those they leave behind." Brother Murray entered the Order of Freemasonry in the same manner as have all other members.-in the regular order of petition and investigation and ballot and initiation. By the process of appointment and election brothers conferred upon him the proud titles of Master, District Deputy Grand Master, Grand Master. The respective ranks of Worshipful and Right Worshipful and Most Worshipful


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are expressive of the qualities of interest and leadership that characterize his service to Missouri Lodge No. I and the 15th Administrative District, Section A (District 33A) and the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The jewels of office and other tangible evidence of well-deserved awards and honors which were so worthily worn hy him remind us of his devotion to the cause of Our Brotherhood and of the innumerable instances of social companionship and service we have enjoyed with him. The Grand Lodge, Missouri Lodge No. I, and brothers from everywhere in the State of Missouri paid the final fraternal tribute of respect for M.W. Bro. Russell E. Murray with the Masonic Funeral Service conducted on Friday afternoon, November 2, 1973 at the Drehmann-Harral Chapel in St. Louis. M.W. Past Grand Master George F. Morrison presented the ceremony as Acting Grand Master. M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker, Grand Master of Masons of Missouri, attended the memorial service. Others who participated in and attended the service included: Harold O. Grauel, P.G.M.; Martin B. Dickinson, P.G.M.; Elvis A. Mooney, P.G.M.; William H Chapman, P.G.M.; Herman A. Orlick, D.G.M.; Alfred E. Spencer, Gr. Tiler; Albert H. Van Gels, P.D.D.G.M.; Frank A. Arnold, Gr. Sec. "And when he fell in a whirlwind, he went down As when a lordly cedar, green with boughs, Goes down with a great shout upon the hills, And leaves a lonesome place against the sky." We now remember gratefully and respectfully M.\\'. Bro. Russell Ernest Murray. DR. BEN ;\10RRIS RIDPATH

R.W. Bro. Dr. Ben Morris Ridpath, 70, a Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Missouri from 1960 through 1968, died of a heart attack on the evening of Friday, January 18, while visiting in the home of a parishioner. He had served as pastor of Kansas City's Trinity United Methodist Church for 23 years and was the director of the Kansas City Police Department Office of Citizen Complaints. Born in Kansas City, he moved with his family to St. Louis at the age of two. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he received his theological training at Eden Seminary in St. Louis. In 1941 he received his doctorate of divinity from the former Central College, now Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri. After serving churches in Webster Groves, St. Louis and Joplin, he came to Kansas City where he served the Trinity Church longer than any of his eight predecessors. Active in international church affairs, he was a delegate to the worldwide Ecumenical Conference on Methodism at Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1947. In 1949 he traveled to Grand Britain with a group of clergymen and businessmen to study conditions under the Labor government. That visit served as the subject of a subsequent series of talks in which Brother Ridpath stated his support for America's economic tradition as opposed to a socialist economy. He returned to Europe several times. In 1952 he was one of eight American Methodist ministers chosen hy the World Methodist Church to attend its conference in Oxford, England. In 1958 he toured Europe, preaching in pulpits in Paris and Britain. In 1961 he attended the World Methodist Conference in Oslo, Norway, and was one of the 30 American Methodists who participated in a preaching mission in that country. On that same trip he visited the Holy Land and preached in Rome, West Berlin and London. R.W. Brother Ridpath found time for considerable civic work. Before being ~hosen to head the Office of Citizen Complaints on the Kansas City Police De-


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partment, he had worked for six years as the Protestant chaplain to the department and carried the honorary title of major. On January 22, the Kansas City Times published an editorial on his services to the community. They lauded him as a minister whose interests went far beyond theology and often centered in the secular worlds of economics and law enforcement. "In general, he was a conservative," the editorial said, "but a conservative who did not close his mind on an array of issues. He was capable of changing and he was adaptable in social matters. . . . He was an extrovert in an appealing way; every person he met was a friend; he automatically assumed the people he came across in life would be friendly, and most of the time he was right. . . . He was a hardworking man of God, an expert in bringing diverse groups together and soothing hurt feelings." R.W. Brother Ridpath was a member of Joplin Lodge No. 335 of Joplin, Missouri, being initiated November 22, 1946, passed January 10, 1947, and raised March 10, 1947. He was a K.C.C.H. in the Scottish Rite and a member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor. JOSEPH D. SAPPINGTON

R.W. Bro. Joseph D. Sappington was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in Jewel Lodge No. 480 at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, on January 11, 1952. His devotion to the tenets of the Craft led to his selection as Worshipful Master of his lodge just six years later, 1958. In addition, he was active in the York Rite of Freemasonry and also served as Worthy Patron of Ivy Leaf Chapter No. 215, O.E.S., of Pleasant Hill. At the time of his death on March 2, 1974 R.W. Brother Sappington was serving as District Deputy Grand Master of the 34th Masonic District. NORMAN A. ANDONOFF

R.W. Bro. Norman A. Andonoff was raised in Beacon Lodge No.3, St. Louis, Missouri on July 6, 1962. He immediately took an active interest in the lodge, was soon appointed to the line of officers and served as Worshipful Master in 1968. While advancing through the Official Line he was elected and served as an officer of the Wardens Club of the 33rd and 57th Masonic Districts. He subsequently became a member of the Scottish Rite and Moolah Shrine Temple. R.W. Brother Andonoff served the Grand Lodge of Missouri as District Deputy Grand Master of the 33rd Masonic District, Division A, in 1972-73. His untimely death on April 4, 1974, brought sorrow to his many friends and Masonic brethren. HUGH V. ASHLEY, JR.

R.W. Bro. Hugh V. Ashley, Jr., a prominent Cape Girardeau physician and surgeon, died on Friday, June 14, 1974; he was 55 years of age. He obtained an A.B. degree from the University of Missouri and his Doctor of Medicine from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1943. His internship and residency work were at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He served in the Medical Corps during World War II. After returning to Cape Girardeau, he became a member of the staffs of Southeast and St. Francis Hospitals and was a past president of the latter hospital staff. Also, he was a past president of the Cape County Medical Association and held membership in the Missouri, American, and Southern Medical Associations and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Brother Ashley, Jr., never forgot his civic obligations. Among his many services, he valued his three four-year terms as a member of the Cape Girardeau Board of Education and his long-time membership with the Lions Club. On February 19, 1953, he was initiated by the members of St. Mark's Lodge No. 93, passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft on April 28, 1953 and raised to the


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Sublime Degree of Master Mason on June II of the same year. He dimitted on February II, 1969 and became a charter member of Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672 of which he was Worshipful Master in 1970. He was named and served as Grand Pursuivant of the Grand Lodge of Missouri 1971-72. He was an ardent Scottish Rite Freemason and in 1971 was honored by being designated Inspector General Honorary 33 0 â&#x20AC;˘ He gave his undivided attention to the Capaha Scottish Rite Club from the day of its inception to his death. He was always interested in youth and was a member of the Legion of Honor of DeMolay. Too, he held membership in the Cape Rock Chapter No. 60, O.E.S., and the Cape Shrine Club. He worked tirelessly to help finance and build the new Masonic Temple in Cape Girardeau. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, and his father, Dr. Hugh V. Ashley, Sr. HENRY CLAY THOMPSON

R.W. Bro. Henry Clay Thompson, who served the Grand Lodge of Missouri as District Deputy Grand Master of the 18th Administrative District (48th District) in 1947-48, died June 15, 1974. R.W. Brother Thompson was reared in a Masonic atmosphere and as a result left an enviable Masonic record. In Marcus Lodge No. 110 at Fredericktown, Missouri, he was initiated an Entered Apprentice, June 12, 1918; passed to Fellow Craft, July 4, 1918; raised to Master Mason, July 24, 1918; and dimitted, August 7, 1930. In Samaritan Lodge No. 424 at Bonne Terre, Missouri, he affiliated, August 2, 1930; served as secretary, 1932-40; and as Worshipful Master, 1946. The mere listing of Masonic degrees he received and the offices he held by no means measure the service of R.W. Bro. Thompson to the I'raternity and the com¡ munity. He was a credit to Freemasonry, to his Church and his Community. WILLIAM HASKELL HOLMAN

R.W. Bro. William Haskell Holman, Grand Orator (1965-66), State Auditor (17 years) , and civic leader in Jefferson City laid down his working tools on earth Friday, July 12, 1974, after a lingering illness. He had been in semi-retirement since he left the Auditor's Office after serving four terms. R.W. Brother Holman was made a Mason in Huntsville Lodge No. 30 at Huntsville. He was initiated, November 22, 1932; passed, December 20, 1932; and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason, January 21, 1933. A native of Moberly and a graduate of the University of Missouri, R.W. Brother Holman joined the State Treasurer's Office in 1933. He remained there as Chief Clerk until Brother Phil M. Donnelly, the Governor, named him State Auditor. He had a six-month interruption in his state government service for military service in 1941. Last rites were given him Sunday, July 14, with service at the First Christian Church, Jefferson City, where he was a member. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery at Jefferson City. GUY COLLINS MILLION, SR.

R.W. Bro. Guy C. Million was a respected Christian gentleman and a M-year member of Cooper Lodge No. 36 at Boonville. He gave to our brotherhood a lifetime of loyal and active service and proved himself a leader by example. Our beloved brother was a devoted, outstanding Mason and was the recipient of many Masonic honors. His service to the 25th Masonic District as District Deputy Grand Lecturer and District Deputy Grand Master and to the Grand Lodge as a member and at times


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Chairman of the Building Supervisory Board caused him to be recognized as a distinguished and venerable Freemason. Funeral services were held at the Nelson Memorial Methodist Church. R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold was one of the pallbearers. To the bereaved family we express our fraternal sympathy. HAROLD ROE BARTLE

R.W. Bro. Harold Roe Bennett Sturdyvant Bartle received the degrees in Lebanon Lodge No. 87, F. & A.M., at Lebanon, Kentucky. He was raised to Master Mason, December 27, 1922, and he affiliated, July 8, 1954, with Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, A.F. & A.M., at Kansas City, where he maintained his membership until his death on May 9, 1974. Brother Bartle received many awards and frequent recognition in the Fraternity, having served as Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Missouri and on various committees for both the York and Scottish Rites and Shrine. He was honored with the Founder's Medal for Service and the Legion of Honor in DeMolay, and he received the General Grand Chapter Distinguished Service Medal from the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Missouri. He was a member of Mary Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine, and an honorary 33 Scottish Rite Mason. As the long-time chief executive of the Kansas City Area Council of Boy Scouts of America he was known as "chief" to thousands of young men and their families. A towering man with a basso voice to match, his style was unique. Southerner by birth, lawyer by training, youth movement executive hy desire, banker by avocation, cattleman by hobby, politician by conviction, public speaker by demand, and humanitarian by choice-that was the life pattern of H. Roe Hartle. Persons from all walks of life paid tribute to the former mayor following his death. During religious services at Central Presbyterian Church, Rev. Richard Ko Johnson best said of him: "He was bigger than life itself. Each of us has his own private book of memories of him .... The greatest memories, however, will remain to be lived Ollt in the lives of the people he met and whose character he affected for the better." Our sympathy is extended to his widow, Mrs. Margaret Bartle, his daughter and other members of his family. Masonic services were conducted at graveside by R.W. Bro. Frank Lewis, longtime friend and secretary of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446. 0

CARL Ao EDMONSTON

R.W. Bro. Carl A. Edmonston, who served the Grand Lodge of Missouri as District Deputy Grand Master of the 25th Masonic District, 1958-60, died September 24, 1974. Graveside services (not Masonic) were conducted at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Saturday, September 28, 1974. R.W. Brother Edmonston was made a Mason in HO'ward Lodge No.4 at New Franklin, Missouri. He was initiated an Entered Apprentice, March 4, 1937; passed to Fellow Craft, May 6, 1937; and raised to Master Mason, July 3, 1937. He served as Worshipful Master-1957. REXFORD ELVER DEWHIRST

RoW. Bro. Rexford Eo Dewhirst died September 24, 1974, at the age of 76. He was a retired International Shoe Company employee, where he was Credit Manager for many years. He was a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps during World War I. He is survived by his wife, Connie. R.W. Brother Dewhirst had served the Grand Lodge of Missouri as Distdct Deputy Grand Lecturer of District 33, 1936-37; as District Deputy Grand Master of District 33B, 1937-38; and was Grand Representative of North Carolina at the time of his death.


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EARNEST LEE BAUMGARDNER

R.W. Bro. Earnest Lee Baumgardner was born August 31, 1908 in Cedar County, the son of Jarvey and Iva Baumgardner. He departed this life suddenly Wednesday, September 18, 1974, at the age of 66 years and 18 days. On March 12, 1938 he was united in marriage to Ruby Chancy. To this union was born two daughters. A lifelong resident in and around Humansville, he was a well-known carpenter and clock builder and an active member of Modern Lodge No. 144 of Humansville. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of District 41.

BRETHREN: Let us reverently stand for a moment of silent tribute to the memory of our beloved and departed brethren and for prayer. Our Father in Heaven, Thou hast promised to be with us in time of need. In Thy infinite wisdom a large number of our dedicated brethren have been called from our fellowship to meet with us no more. Humbly do we stand as we recall the fine services and accomplishments these departed brethren have rendered to our beloved Fraternity. We are grateful for their warm friendships, fraternal associations, and dedicated service as we labored together in the quarries of Freemasonry. W'hile we pay this tribute of respect and love to the memory of our departed brethren, let us not forget to extend our fraternal sympathy to their deeply afflicted and sorrowing loved ones in their bereavement. We pray that Thou wilt bless each one with Thy loving protective care. This we ask in the name of Him in whom we have all professed to put our trust. Amenl Respectfully and fraternally submitted, GEORGE F. MORRISON, Chairman, FRANK P. BRIGGS, VVILLIAM R. DENSLOW, J. MORGAN DONELSON. M.W. BROTHER MORRISON: Most 'Worshipful Grand Master, I move that the report of the Committee be accepted and printed in the forthcoming proceedings. The motion was seconded and carried. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON YOUTH

The Grand Secretary read the report of the Committee on Youth. At the conclusion he moved that the report be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. THE GRAND MASTER: Bear in mind that the recommendation of the Youth Committee on the lowering of the age is NOT adopted by the acceptance of the Committee Report. There is a resolution to be presented. The motion was carried. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. 6' A.M. of Missouri: The Special Youth Committee is happy to report tl)at the three youth organizations, the Order of DeMolay, Job's Daughters, arId Rainhow for Girls, are making much progress in Missouri. The Order of DeMolay for five consecutive years has shown an increase in membership. In this same period of time, Missouri qas go~e from 58 chapters to 84 chapters and all but two are active. The support of our Blue Lodge and the SUppOTt of the Most Worshipful Grand


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Lodge continues to be most helpful. The youth organizations take pride in their sponsorship by the Masonic Fraternity. We submit the following report: 1. The Youth Committee recommends that Master Masons continue to serve actively on advisory boards of DeMolay, Job's Daughters, and Order of Rainbow. 2. The Youth Committee recommends that each Blue Lodge hold a youth recognition night during the year for DeMolay, Job's Daughters, and Order of Rainbow in order that both groups can learn more about each other. 2. The Youth Committee recommends that lodges consider sponsorship or joint sponsorship of DeMolay chapters. 4. If a Blue Lodge feels that the boys and girls of DeMolay, Job's Daughters, and Order of Rainbow should provide financial support to help maintain a temple, it should be a minimum amount in keeping with the financial capabilities of the chapter, bethel, or assembly. 5. The Youth Committee recommends that an in-depth study be made to determine if subordinate lodges should be allowed, on a local option, to assist other worthy youth groups which are not part of the Masonic family. 6. Each local lodge is encouraged to sponsor one or more DeMolays to Leadership Camp. 7. The Youth Committee recommends that the Masonic age be lowered to 18. Respectfully submitted, RONALD M. COMPTON, Chairman, LEONARD V. BOWERS,

JACK RUB01TOM, BILLY J. CRAWFORD, W. LARRANCE ROE. PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF SECTION 13.040. AGE

The Grand Secretary read an amendment for the change of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. The following Past Masters submit the following By-Law change: TO CHANGE SECTION 13.040 Age: A petitioner must be at least 21 years of age when he signs the petition. To read: 13.040. Age: A petitioner must be at least 18 years of age when he signs the petition. Respectfully submitted:

WALTER L. WALKER, HAROLD C. SMITH, LEONARD V. BOWERS, FLOYD E. KOLB, HAROLD O. GRAUEL, ELVIS A. MOONEY,

BILLY J. CRAWFORD, JACK RUBOTIOM, EVERETI H. TRUNK, RONALD M. COMPTON, W. H CHAPMAN, BRUCE H. HUNT.

THE GRAND MASTER: This Resolution will be referred to the Jurisprudence Committee for action next year. COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES

The Grand Secretary presented the report of the Committee on Chartered Lodges as printed in the reports booklet. He moved that the report be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried.


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To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of 'Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Chartered Lodges met in the Grand Lodge Office with the Grand Secretary on August 18, 1974. The examination of the Annual Returns of S~bordinate Lodges reveals that approximately 45 percent of the official reports are in error, illegible, and/or indecipherable. Dual responsibility rests on the Master and the Secretary of the lodge to determine the accuracy and completeness of the return before affixing his respective signature. The following lodges, according to entries in the 1974 Annual Returns, are charging less than $31.00 fees for the degrees: Nos. 55, 222, 380, 403, 405, 427, 537, 552, 560. This is in violation of Grand Lodge law under Section 10.010, 10.020, 10.030; or else, the figures entered in returns are not the total of the fee for degrees charged by the lodges. Eighty-nine of the total of 573 lodges had no degree work. The following 17 lodges have not filed the 1974. Annual Return; the reports were not received in the Grand Lodge Office on or before August 1 and were not available for this Committee report: Nos. 10, 15, 22, 33, 49, 104, 111, 174, 182,232,262,276,282,324,459,572,597. Of these, Lodge No. III and Lodge No. 282 were late in filing the 1973 Annual Return. Approximately 1 per cent of the membership per year is suspended for nonpayment of dues. Your Committee urges the appointment of active members to contact and reclaim to membership from this fertile field. Our continued attention to the principles and virtues of our Order is still our greatest asset for attracting new members. Your Committee compliments the lodges for the evident improvement in reporting. It is our collective opinion that the efforts of the Area Meetings are beginning to bear fruit. We acknowledge the sagacity and foresight of the Most Worshipful Grand Masters who initiated and perpetuated this program. It is evident that Our Grand Lodge is in good hands. We submit this report with greater awareness of the dedication, acumen, and assiduity of our Grand Secretary, R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold, and express our appreciation to him for his invaluable guidance and assistance. At the time of writing this report, we found no reports of the District Deputy Grand Masters, as follows: Tenth District Western Star Lodge No. 15 Gallatin Lodge No. 106 Union Star Lodge No. 124 Earl Lodge No. 285 Parrott Lodge No. 308 Berlin Lodge No. 378 Lock Springs Lodge No. 488 Clarksdale Lodge No. 559

Fourteenth District Excello Lodge No. 332 Twenty- Third District Wavefly Lodge No. 61 Ada Lodge No. 444 Fifty-First District No Reports Received-Nine Lodges in District

Fraternally submitted, OTIS A. LARIMORE, Chairman) ARGYL KISTLER, NIKOLA M. ]AKOVAC, ] AMES

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS

M.W. Bro. Martin B. Dickinson, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on By-Laws. The Committee on By-Laws reports that after the 1973 Annual Communication it prepared the Sixteenth 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 1973 actions of the Grand Lodge on matters of law were summarized, and the several proposals to amend the By-Laws were set out, and certain pending resolutions also 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. The Pocket Part also contained biographical sketches and pictures of the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master.

DEWEY A. ROUTH, JAMES K. RILEY, RONALD M. BELT, ORESTES MITCHELL, JR., MARTIN B. DICKINSON, Chairman. M.W. BROTHER DICKINSON: This is presented as the formal report of the Committee. Before moving that it be received, let me add a couple of comments. Perhaps I should make this comment first; I couldn't help but be impressed by the fact that the speakers yesterday, who told stories, talked about age. Some of us, at least, can look toward the lower end of the scalethis eighteen-year proposal which, incidentally, the validity of the action of the Missouri Legislature is being argued tomorrow in the Supreme Court of Missouri. It has been called to the attention of the Chairman of the Committee on By-Laws that certain items that should have been in the "Pocket Part" are not included. This is quite correct. An entire page of the "Pocket Part" was dropped out about three years ago. The continuity was such that no one noticed the omission until it was discovered this year. The material will be replaced next year. I apologize for any inconvenience this caused; fortunately, the sections were rarely referred to. Let me say to the brethren in general: Any error which appears in the "Pocket Part," if you will call it to the attention of the Committee on ByLaws, we will try to correct. We do appreciate these things being read. From the standpoint of the Grand Secretary and the Committee on By-Laws, it is vitally important, if we are going to publish the directory in the "Pocket Part" and have it out in a reasonable period of time, that those who have Grand Lodge appointments, whose names and addresses are to be shown in the "Pocket Part," should provide the Grand Secretary with the correct and current information. This is quite a problem for the Grand Secretary and the Committee on By-Laws, since we cannot move on that portion finally and completely until we get the data. Always remember to refer to the "Pocket Part" before referring to the


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bound volume. Keep them all up-to-date. And remember that we intend the law always to be in those documents. M.W. Brother Dickinson moved that the report of the Committee on ByLaws be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON路 MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF

R.W. Bro. Albert H. VanGels, Chairman, read the report of the Committee on Masonic Boards of Relief. Brother VanGels moved the acceptance of the report. The motion was seconded and carried. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. 6' A.M. of Missouri:

BRETHREN: Your Committee on Masonic Boards of Relief received reports from the Boards of Relief in St. Joseph, Joplin, St. Louis and St. Louis County, and the Masonic Employment Bureau. In reviewing the reports of the Boards of Relief, it appears that requests for relief have declined considerably; however, many other devoted services are rendered by these boards as noted in their individual reports. None of the Masonic Boards of Relief made assessment of the lodges for funds during the year. The activities of the Masonic Employment Bureau are well stated in the report to the Grand Lodge which is made a part of this Committee's report and is self-explanatory. It is the recommendation of this Committee that Worshipful Masters should use special care in selecting their lodge representatives to the various boards, and that they should require regular reports of the activities. The full reports of the three remaining Boards of Relief are made a part of this report. Respectfully submitted, IVAN G. ABRAHAMS, ORIN LUNDY, WILLIAM NALL, ELVIS R. POFF, ALBERT H. VAN GELS, Chairman. St. Joseph

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: The St. Joseph Masonic Board of Relief serves the membership of St. Joseph Lodge No. 78, Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269, Charity Lodge No. 331, King Hill Lodge No. 376 and Saxton Lodge No. 508. All funds for the operation of the Board are derived by assessment on the participating lodges. The annual meeting of the St. Joseph Board was held on January 15, 1974 and the following were elected as officers for 1974: V. E. Donaldson, Saxton Lodge No. 508, President; Orestes Mitchell, Charity Lodge No. 331, Vice President; and Kenneth L. McNeal, Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, Secretary-Treasurer. Although the requests for aid and assistance are declining in number each year, the service of verifying questions of membership and providing information con-


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cerning membership remains an important segment of our activity. We arrange for and conduct funeral services when called upon. We serve as a liaison with all Masonic organizations within the area and refer requests for aid and assistance to the proper area for action. The Board also receives many requests throughout the year from Masonic lodges throughout the country. These are handled with dispatch. There have been no assessments levied against the participating lodges during the current year. Respectfully submitted, KENNETH L. McNEAL, Secretary. Cash and Checking Account 10/1/73 Expenses During Year . Add Interest on Savings Cash and Checking Account 9/1/74

$263.31 10.00 $253.31 2.69 $256.00

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Joplin This is the annual report of the Joplin Masonic Board of Relief. FINANCIAL STATEMENT Bank Balance as of August 1, 1973 Expenses to August 1, 1974 Bank Balance as of August 1, 1974

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$41.52 None 41.52

SOJOURNER FUNERALS October 16, 1973-Funeral rites by Fellowship Lodge No. 345 for Bro. James H. Olin, member of Sheldon Lodge No. 371, Sheldon, Missouri. October 23, 1973-Funeral rites by Joplin Lodge No. 335 for Bro. Frank Tisdell, member of Solomon Lodge No. 271, Springfield, Missouri. January 25, 1974-Funeral rites by Fellowship Lodge No. 345 for Bro. William Mack Parker, member of Osage Lodge No. 303, Nevada, Missouri. March I, 1974-Funeral rites by Joplin Lodge No. 335 for Bro. Clarence Welch, member of Edna Lodge No. 345, Edna, Kansas. RELIEF ACTIVITIES There was one report of a Masonic widow who might be in need. I called her on the phone and offered our assistance, but she declined, saying that her need was not that bad, that she was getting along in good shape. I later learned that her deceased husband's local lodge, Scottish Rite and Shrine Club had joined forces and had rendered significant assistance to her. Truly yours, WALTER R. PICKERING, Secretary St. Louis and St. Louis County

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: GREETINGS: This Board held nine meetings during the year, with our attendance averaging almost 30 per cent of our membership. During the year we received nine requests for funeral services for "deceased transient brethren." As required by Section 24.070 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws,


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we assigned them to the various lodges in order. Cooperation with the lodges has been excellent. This is the smallest number of requests for funeral services for "deceased transient brethren" in many years. Only one request for relief was received and this was for a job rather than money. Through the cooperation of the Masonic Temple Association, a job was obtained. This year we were again privileged to receive a grant from the Jack Adler Foundation. Numerous communications were received from other Masonic jurisdictions. All were handled as speedily as possible; and we hope to the satisfaction of the enquirers. We must express our thanks and appreciation to R.W. Bro. Frank Arnold and his staff for their cooperation, advice, and assistance. For the tenth consecutive year, we find Our financial condition to be good, and no assessment necessary. Fraternally, LEONARD H. BALLMAN, President, JACK ETHERIDGE, Vice President, CHARLES COLEMAN, Treasurer, PHILIP WALDMAN, Secretm路y. As instructed we have checked the records of this Board for the year ended June 30, 1974. A statement showing the receipts and disbursements for the year then ended and the securities on hand is part of this report. Receipts and disbursements were properly recorded and the balance of cash on hand on June 30, 1974 is in agreement with the balance as shown by the bank statement. Fraternally submitted, WILLI W. WAHNUNG, ANDREW

T.

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STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS FROM JULY

I, 1973

Balance July I, 1973 Receipts: Lodge Assessments 1973/74 Interest on U.S. Bonds Interest on Certificate of Deposit Gifts (1) . Disbursements: Relief . Donation to Temple Association . Sickroom Equipment and Repairs Issuing and Receiving Equipment Telephone Postage . Safe Deposit Box, Rent Printing Office Supplies Memorial to Masonic Home . Salaries Balance June 30, 1974

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1,048.60 $15,351.81

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Recapitulation: Balance Checking Account 6/30/74 U.S. Bonds (5) Certificates of Deposit (3) Total June 30, 1974 .

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$ 1,050.68

2,500.00 1l,000.00 $14,550.68

Masonic Employment Bureau To the Grand Lodge, A.F. if A.M. of Missouri: The Masonic Employment Bureau of St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri, respectfully submits the following report of its activities from October 15, 1973, to the end of the fiscal year, ending June 30, 1974. The report for the first of 1973, dating from June 30, 1973, to October 15, 1973, is unavailable due to circumstances beyond the control of the Bureau. The Masonic Employment Bureau has the proud distinction of being the first Masonic Bureau organized in the United States. It is in its 79th year of operation, giving efficient service to both applicants and employers. The placements made by the Bureau far exceed private agencies regardless of size. Placements made through the Bureau consisted primarily of Master Masons, widows, wives, children and relatives or friends, Eastern Stars, Job's Daughters and DeMolay members; however, abiding by Stale and Federal laws, we are compelled to place nonaffiliated Masons providing they have the skills required by the job order given to us by an employer. We are working faithfully and hard to place our applicants in jobs paying a livable wage which is, many times, difficult to do. We want our applicants to have jobs paying a livable wage in order to maintain their dignity and keep their families so that they may have a happy life together. Also, the employer will have a good employee. 'We spend a lot of time counseling our young applicants who are going out on their first interview. \Ve instruct them how to conduct themselves, how to write an effective resume which most companies do require, especially in hiring managerial personnel. As every Mason knows, there is never a charge made either to applicant or employer. Our applicants are selected very carefully before referring them to an employer. By sending good, qualified people we receive many repeat orders of which we are proud. This we feel will help maintain the good name of the Bureau with the employers as it has always maintained in the past. The number of applications taken in this office in the past eight and one-half months total 667. The total number of placements made were 146, with wages paid to the applicants amounting from $435 per month to approximately $24,000 a year. If these applicants had to pay for their jobs through agencies it would amount to $44,460.40. . We have checked with several private small agencies and they have informed us if they make as many as seven placements per month they consider it a good month. Our records show that we have placed from 14 to as high as 40 people in one month. At the present time, with so many people unemployed, it is reo ferred to as "An Employer's Holiday," meaning they do not have to depend on agencies for applicants. The total expenditures of our office for 1972-73 fiscal year was $14,823.68. The 60 cents per capita tax you pay each year is a small sum to pay when you stop to think of the number of people you have helped. A statement released by the Missouri State Employment Office was that the entire State of Missouri for the past year placed 3,100 people. You, as taxpayers, pay the wages for hundreds of people


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employed by offices all over the state, their offices, equipment, etc. Would you not consider this a small number of placements compared to our small office with one full-time employee and one part-time employee? We feel that each Lodge Master has carefully selected each representative who is interested in the Bureau to help other people. We want to thank each and everyone of you for your help. Some appointed representatives have failed to attend some meetings but we feel they have had a good reason. We also feel that this past year more Masons have become aware of what the Bureau is trying to accomplish for thir brethren. As we enter into the 1974 year, we pray and ask each appointed representative and all other Masons to take an interest in this great service, dedicated to humanity, the Masonic Employment Bureau, Freemasonry's most practical function during these trying times of unemployment and high cost of living. Humbly submitted in fraternal love, JACK WRIGHT, President. Balance in Bank, June, 1973 . Receipts (Per Capita Tax) . Money Transferred from Investment to Operating Fund

$

181.73 8,880.60 5,761.35 $14,823.68

Cost of Office Operation Office Rent $ 969.50 Telephone 889.51 Printing, Postage and Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,143.52 Salaries 9,707.00 Insurance ........................ 212.60 Director Expense ........... 549.00 Social Security, Unemployment Tax 954.01 Miscellaneous (Petty Cash) .......................... 249.23 Refreshments 52.48 Charity and Donations 40.19 Total Cost of Offi,ce Operation - - - - - $14,767.04 Balance in Bank on June 31, 1974 .................. $ 8.92 Washington Federal & Loan . $ 33.45 Roosevelt Federal & Loan . . 14.27 47.72 $ Total Cash and Investments, July, 1974 56.64 $ REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIEF AND CHARITY

The Grand Secretary stated that the report of the Committee on Relief and Charity is printed in the report booklet. He moved that that report be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried.

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Committee on Relief and Charity submits its report of activities for the Grand Lodge year 1973-74. This Committee meets regularly each month at the office of the Secretary in the Masonic Home of Missouri, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri, to consider all requests properly submitted to it by a subordinate lodge.


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Section 5.090 of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri provides: "The Committee on Relief and Charity is composed of not more than five members of the Masonic Home Board. It provides for the care and relief, outside the Home, of distressed worthy cases of Masonic Charity, who, in the opinion of the Masonic Home Board, can be cared for more advantageously outside the Masonic Home. It meets on call of the chairman and makes rules and regulations consistent with the policies established by the Grand Lodge for the administration of its duties. The Grand Lodge approved the allocation of $7,500 for the use of the Relief and Charity Committee for the year. This amount together with the balance from the preceding year constituted the funds available to the Committee which we have administered as follows: 3 4 4 3

cases continued from previous year new cases commenced in 1973-74 cases discontinued during year cases continuing in 1974-75

Lodges assisted and total amount received by each: East Gate Lodge No. 630 Erwin Lodge No. 121 Jonesburg Lodge No. 457 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 St. Francois Lodge No. 234 Fenton Lodge No. 281 Leadwood Lodge No. 598 Total Expenditures to Lodges Summary of Funds Received and Disbursed During Fiscal Year: Balance as of July I, 1973 . Received from Grand Lodge. . . . . . . . Received from Jonesburg Lodge No. 457 Total . . Less Disbursements Balance as of June 30, 1974

.

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. $ 660.00 . 300.00 150.00 . 946.94 . 720.00 . 300.00 512.00 $3,588.94 $1,21 I.l9 7,500.00 50.00 . $8,76I.l9 . $3,588.94 $5,172.25

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Fraternally submitted, RUSSELL WILCOX, Chairman, JAMES A. NOLAND, E. ALLEN KOHLER, PRESLEY G. PARRISH, HOWARD E. WARD, Secretary. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES

The Grand Secretary moved that the Report of the Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges be accepted as printed in the report booklet and included in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri:

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lodge during the past year, nor have we seen any necessity to withdraw any recognitions. Fraternally submitted WILLIAM R. DENSLOW, Chairman, FRANK A. ARNOLD, Grand Secretary, JOHN BLACK VROOMAN.

The report contains no recommendation of recognition of any foreign grand lodge by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The motion was carried. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

The Grand Secretary moved that the report of the Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. 6' A.M. of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests has fulfilled the duties and responsibilities of making the arrangements for the distinguished visitors to the 153rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, as follows: HOUSING Motel accommodations were provided at the St. Louis Ramada Inn. ENTERTAINMENT A. Reception and Grand Master's Banquet on Sunday Evening, September 29, at St. Louis Ramada Inn; program presented by Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mueller. B. Grand Lodge Luncheon, Monday Noon, September 30, at Scottish Rite Dining Room. C. Luncheon for Ladies at The Cupboard and shopping at Westroads Monday, September 30. D. Grand Lodge Dinner, Monday Evening, September 30, Scottish Rite Dining Room. Open Program, Scottish Rite Auditorium; Musical program by "The Collegians." E. Annual Breakfast of Missouri Lodge of Research, Tuesday Morning, October 1, Scottish Rite Dining Room. F. Ladies' Coffee, Ramada Inn. RECEPTION Distinguished Visitors were received in the Grand Lodge on Monday Morning, September 30; the presentations and introductions were made by Grand Lodge Officers, respectively. The guests and visitors of the Grand Lodge at the 153rd Annual Communication were: Outside the State of Missouri: M.W. Bro. Henry T. Hooper, Grand Master of Georgia, and Mrs. Hooper M.W. Bro. Ralph A. Perry, Past Grand Master and Grand Treasurer of Georgia, and Mrs. Perry M.W. Bro. David L. Griffiths, Grand Master of Iowa, and Mrs. Griffiths R.W. Bro. Charles T. Jackson, Grand Secretary of Iowa, and Mrs. Jackson R.W. Bro. Albert O. Arnold, Jr., Grand Secretary of Kansas, and Mrs. Arnold R.'V. Bro. T. Leo Stines, Grand Senior Warden of Nebraska, and Mrs. Stines


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R.W. Bro. C. W. Reese, Grand Secretary of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Reese R.W. Bro. George R. Baddour, Deputy Grand Master of Tennessee, and Mrs. Baddour

Within the State of Missouri: Most Worshipful Past Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Missouri and their Ladies Special Missouri Guests Special Guests (Family and Friends) of M.W. Grand Master Waiter L. Walker and Mrs. Walker Representatives of Appendant and Adoptive Bodies: Edward McMurry, Grand High Priest, and Mrs. McMurry Frank A. Arnold, Grand Master, and Mrs. Arnold Pressley L. Crummy, Grand Commander, and Mrs. Crummy Walter C. Ploeser, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, and Mrs. Ploeser Mrs. Amon Akins, Worthy Grand Matron, and Mr. Akins Robert G. Bird, Worthy Grand Patron, and Mrs. Bird Ronald M. Compton, Executive Officer of DeMolay, and Mrs. Compton The chairman and members of the Grand Lodge Committee sincerely appreciate the assistance on the arrangements and the fine services of the ladies who worked with Mrs. Walker and with liS. We are grateful, particularly, to Mrs. Gus O. Nations and Mrs. Lester E. Schultz, who, as residents of the St. Louis area, accepted special responsibilities for the successful entertainment of distinguished visitors. Fraternally submitted, LESTER E. SCHULTZ, J. C. MONTGOMERY, JR., HARRY C. PLOETZE, JAMES A. NOLAND, JR., FRANK A. ARNOLD, LEWIS C. ROBERTSON, Gus O. NATIONS, Chairman. J. EDWARD BLINN, REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES

R.\V'. Bro. Lloyd L. Schainker, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Appeals and Grievances. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M.) of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Appeals and Grievances herewith submits its annual report of its actions during the year] 973-74. I. We are again pleased to report that during this past year, the Committee on Appeals and Grievances did not receive any grievances for its consideration under applicable provisions of the Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws of ]958, as amended. 2. A petition for reinstatement to good standing was filed by one William T. Newlin, R.R. No. I, Bevier, Missouri, for the purpose of petitioning a Masonic lodge for membership, said petition being dated September 17, 1974. It had been filed with the Grand Secretary on September 19, 1974 and referred to tbis Committee for action on the same date. The petitioner, a former member of Elmer Lodge No. 648, A.F. & A.M., Elmer, Missouri, had been under suspension for nonpayment of dues on the date said lodge had surrendered its charter to the Grand Lodge, December 21, 1971. He was suspended in 1968. He has now tendered the dues required by Section 19.030.


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After due investigation and consideration, your Committee on Appeals and Grievances recommends favorable action on said petition by this Grand Lodge and that a certificate of good standing be issued to the petitioner under the provisions of Section 7.250 of the 1958 Constitution and By-Laws, as amended. 3. With reference to appeals, on March II, 1974, this Committee was in receipt of a copy of a letter dated March 6, 1974, from our Grand Master and addressed to Wallace A. Horr, a member of West Gate Lodge No. 445, concerning an appeal by him from a Trial Commission decision of expulsion on January 22, 1974. In said letter the Grand Master informed him that, "By copy of this letter I am instructing the Appeals and Grievances Committee to consider your appeal in time, even though it was made to the wrong person"; referred him to the Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws which set out the regulations pertaining to appeals procedures; and further suggested that he "contact some attorney who is a member of the Fraternity to assist you in your appeal." Article 31 of the Trial Code, in Sections 31.010 through 31.100, specifically sets out the procedures to be employed to perfect such an appeal and the documents which necessarily must be filed to complete the record on appeal. Section 31.050 provides that the Committee on Appeals and Grievances reviews the case on the record submitted to it. In connection with the matter at hand, no record was ever submitted to this Committee for review, either by the appellant, or by the lodge. Consequently, nothing was preserved for review. Therefore, it is the recommendation of this Committee that the decision of expulsion of Brother Horr by the Trial Commission on January 22, 1974 be affirmed. Respectfully submitted, LLOYD L. SCHAINKER, Chairman, MARVIN T. RAINEY, JAMES F. FITZPATRICK, EDWIN W. PARKER, JAMES D. SUTTON. R.W. Brother Schainker moved that the Committee Report be adopted in its entirety and that it be printed in the PROCEEDINGS of this Grand Lodge Communication. The motion was seconded and carried. REMARKS OF GRAND COMMANDER

DR. PRESSLEY L. CRUMMY, Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri: Most Worshipful Grand Master, it has been a real pleasure to represent the 14,000 plus Knights Templar of the state of Missouri at this communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. Thank you very much for the hospitality. Both my wife, Lucille, and I appreciate it very much. REMARKS OF GRAND HIGH PRIEST

EDWARD McMURRY, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri: Most vVorshipful Grand Master: I extend my sincere apologies for the lateness of my arrival, it was due to truly unavoidable circumstance. We of the Appendant Bodies certainly are deeply appreciative of your continued and continuing interest


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in our welfare. On our part, as you and so many more of the officers are members of both the Scottish and the York Rites, we recognize that there is no higher degree in Symbolic Masonry than that of the Third Degree. But we do feel that we have much to offer in the way of education of what the Master Mason has experienced with the explanations of many important facets. I think that we have much to offer for the inquisitive Master Mason. For our part, at all of our festivals and convocations we urge the attendance of our members at their home lodges. We try to support, by the payments of our maintenance contributions, the temples in which we are tenants. And so we are trying in our small way to increase your so welcome interest. It is certainly a pleasure to convey the warm wishes and heartiest con路 gratulations of the Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri. And as a personal note, I want to express my deep appreciation for your kind hospitality shown both Mrs. McMurry and myself. REMARKS OF W. BRO. HOWARD L. ATKINS

W. BRO. HOWARD L. ATKINS, President of the Wardens and Masters Club of Kansas City: Most Worshipful Sir, traditionally we have held in the 22nd District a dinner honoring the Grand Master. This year the dinner was not held. You have done such an excellent job of leadership this year that we want to publicly acknowledge it. So it is our fine duty, R.W. Bro. Max Bretschneider and myself, to present to you this morning with a small token of our appreciation and affection. THE GRAND MASTER: Thank you. I appreciate this. I am especially pleased at this coming from Kansas City. I claim Kansas City as my "old" hometown and I appreciate being claimed there. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BICENTENNIAL

R.W. Bro. Lewis C. Wes Cook, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Bicentennial. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. 6' A.M., of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Bicentennial Commiltee submits the following recommendations for programs and projects to be undertaken by the Grand Lodge of Missouri and its subordinate lodges in celebration and observance of our nation's Bicentennial, beginning April 18, 1975, and concluding with Grand Lodge in the fall of 1976: A Bicentennial seal has been created for Grand Lodge by artist and Brother Jack Abshier. The seal will be printed in two colors and will be available for purchase by individuals and lodges for use on envelopes, letterheads and other appropriate materials. Fly the flag! Each lodge in our jurisdiction is urged to immediately begin public display of the American flag daily. Some lodges already have flag poles or brackets on the outside of their lodge halls for the display of the flag. Those that don't are to be encouraged to provide a suitable facility for display. Where possible, the Committee also recommends that the "Bennington 76" flag, with 13 stars on a blue field surrounding the numbers "76," be displayed along with the 50-star flag. It may be flown either below the 50-star flag or to the left of


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the fifty-star flag. The Bennington 76 flag may be purchased through Grand Lodge for $6.50 if at least 500 lodges will place orders for the flag. Bicentennial programs for each lodge: We call upon the Committee on Masonic Education to develop 12 Bicentennial programs in observance of some of the events and individuals who participated in those events that led up to the signing of the formal Declaration of Independence. These programs could cite the contributions of Franklin, Bartlett, Hewes, Washington, Revere, Paine, Monroe, Hancock, Stockton, Whipple, Ellery, Jefferson, Penn, Hooper, McKean, Nelson, Thornton, Walton, Witherspoon, Randolph, and many, many others who were members of our Fraternity. Freemasonry does not seek to blow its own horn in regard to the Bicentennial observance, but to remind its members of the contributions made by individual Freemasons as an example upon which we may build and, hopefully, i.nspire us to maintain the foundation and structure of America in such a manner that our children's, children's children may celebrate and observe the 400th anniversary of our nation. Direct that each issue of the Freemason magazine note the observance with various special articles until the conclusion of the observance. Ask the Grand Master's Breakfast Committee in St. Louis to incorporate the Bicentennial theme in its annual programs in 1975 and 1976. Suggest that each of the Area Meetings in the spring of 1976 incorporate the Bicentennial theme. Suggest that each lodge purchase one or more of the miniature Bicentennial flag displays for presentation to elementary classroom teachers. It has been discovered that a number of tcachers are purchasing these displays of 12 flags associated with our beginnings as a nation to utilize in classroom work. Our Fraternity could provide a small, but thoughtful service by undertaking such a program statewide. Encourage each lodge to lend assistance, where possible, in local, regional or statewide Bicentennial programs. Recommend that Grand Lodge have the Franklin Mint strike a limited number of silver coins for sale incorporating the Grand Lodge seal and the Bicentennial theme in the design. Suggest that Bicentennial certificates be designed and made available to the lodges for presentation to candidates raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason during the Bicentennial year. Brethren, these are our recommendations. The Bicentennial offcrs us a unique opportunity to share in a major observance as proud citizens of this great land as well as members of a fraternity whose members distinguish themselves with courage in drawing up and executing those original designs upon the trestleboard that gave birth to our nation. Respectfully submitted, WILLIAM R. DENSLOW, BRUCE H. HUNT, LEWIS C. WES COOK, Chainnnn.

R.W. Brother Cook moved that the report be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried. APPOINTMENTS

The Grand Secretary read the appointments made .by Grand Master-Elect Herman A. Orlick for the year 1974-75.


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Appointive Grand Lodge Officers. District Deputy Grand Masters. Members of Standing Committees, Special Committees, and other appointments.

The Grand Lecturer, R.W. Bro. Stanton T. Brown, read the appointments of the District Deputy Grand Lecturers for the year 1974-75. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS

R.W. Bro. Carl E. Etz, mittee on Credentials.

Jr.,

Chairman, presented the report of the Com-

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Credentials submits the following report. At the present session of the Most 'Worshipful Grand Lodge, there are represented 497 Subordinate Lodges and 2 Lodges U.D. and there are present: Grand Lodge Officers Past Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Past Masters Worshipful Masters Senior vVardens ..... Junior Wardens .. . Chairmen of Committees . Distinguished Visitors Total Actual attendance without duplication Assistant Tilers . . .. . Lodges without representation .

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17 54 45 454 454 185 102

14 2

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1,348 1,197 7

76 Fraternally submitted, CARL E. ETZ, JR., Chairman, FLOYD H. BUCKNER, HAROLD A. McADOW, EUGENE H. OHSIEK, DALE A. LUDWIG.

Brother Etz moved that the report be accepted subject to correction. The motion was seconded and carried. The Grand Master commented on the number of lodges without representation at this Annual Communication-the lowest number in a long, long time. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM

Wor. Bro. John W. Adams, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem reports amounts paid for attendance at this, the 153rd, Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge held in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, Septemher 30 and October I, 1974 as follows:


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Grand Lodge Officers . Past Grand Masters and Other Past Grand Officers District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Committees Appeals and Grievances Building Supervisory Board Credentials ... Jurisprudence Masonic Education Mileage and Per Diem \Vays and Mealls Chairmen of Other Standing Committees

$ 1,203.00 1,219.40 3,569.80 2,875.20 $263.60 11 l.00 295.00 396.60 222.60 240.00 309.20 280.00

Assistant Grand Tilers .. . Representatives of Chartered Lodges Representatives of Lodges Under Dispensation .. Total

2,118.00 210.00 32,516.40 144.80

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$43,856.60 Fraternally suhmitted, JOHN W. ADAMS, Chairman, ALTON BRAY,

EU.'1ER

L.

CHARLES ALFRED

FOWLER,

S.

H.

HICKS, ZEIDLER.

Brother Adams moved the acceptance of the report, subject The motion was seconded and carried.

to

correction.

â&#x20AC;˘ REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER WALTER L. WALKER

THE GRAND MASTER: Brethren, I'd like to end on a serious note. It takes a lot to impress me. It takes even more to make me speechless. The introduction given me by my friend George Morrison accomplished both purposes. It is true that I suffered pain for 20 years and that I was healed for no particular reason; I certainly do not deserve it. Had I not been, I could not have finished as Grand Master. Perhaps this was the reason for it. More important was having a friend like George Morrison. I know not what lies down the road, if anything, but I am convinced of one thing: that Divine Providence looks after this bunch and we can go forward confidently, knowing we are going to get where He wants us to go. Thank you. (Applause and Standing Ovation) REMARKS OF M.W. BRO. WILLIAM H CHAPMAN

M.W. BROTHER CHAPMAN: I would like to take this opportunity to commend M.W. Brother Walker on the handling of this Grand Lodge Session. I think he did an excellent job. The business was handled expeditiously and it was handled in good humor. I am sure you saw an expert in action.


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I know he has given great service to this Grand Lodge and he shall be reo membered by all. (Applause) INSTALLATION

Installing Officer. . . . . . . . . .. . Installing Marshal Installing Chaplain

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M.W. Bro. William H Chapman M.W. Bro. Thomas J. Davis, Jr. M.W. Bro. Morris E. Ewing

THE GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR 1974-75

Gmnd Master , Herman A. Orlick Deputy Gmnd Master. . . . . Lewis C. Wes Cook Senior Grand Warden .. , ......... . .... Fielding A. Poe Junior Grand Warden . James A. Noland, Jr. Grand Treasurer . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. William H. Utz, Jr. Grand Secreta" .... .................... . . . .. Frank A. Arnold Grand Lecturer , Stanton T. Brown Senior Grand Deacon .......... The Rev. J. C. Montgomery, Jr. Junior Grand Deacon. . . . Gus O. Nations Senior Grand Steward . . . . . . . . .. Dr. J. Edward Blinn Junior Grand Steward William J. Hill Senior Grand Marshal . " Earl K. Dille Junior Grand Steward . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Olin S. McDaniel Grand Sword Bearer Isham E. Gordon Grand Pursuivant ................ . .. Claude Parkhurst Gmnd Chaplain . .. The Rev. Carl L. Radford Grand Chaplain. . .. . . . . . . The Rev. Cecil H. Hurt Gmnd Chaplain Dr. Frank B. Kellogg Gmnd Chaplain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Thomas S. Messer Grand Chaplain Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Grand Chaplain The Rev. M. Joseph Hirsch, III Grandi Chaplain .. Major Leon E. Turner Gmnd Orator John F. Nangle Grand Orator. . . . .. .. . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . Ronald M. Compton Grand Tiler George R. Spindler PRESENTATIONS TO M.W. GRAND MASTER HERMAN A. ORICK

M.W. Bro. William H Chapman presented the Gavel of Authority of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. M.W. Bro. Forrest C. Donnell presented the Grand Master's Jewel. M.W. Bro. J. Morgan Donelson presented the Grand Master's Apron. R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold presented the Grand Master's gold identification card. R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold presented the Grand Master's lapel pin. REMARKS OF GRAND MASTER HERMAN A. ORLICK

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The ceremony of installation would have been just a little different, because through the past eight or nine years there were four: three past Grand Masters and I joined with them in our annual reunion. Plans were made years ago that Russell Murray would install me, the man who appointed me; that Morris Ewing would take part because many years ago he appointed Frank Briggs; that Frank Briggs was to take part because he appointed Russell Murray. Then I was his appointment. This foursome was abruptly interrupted last year; Brother Briggs has illness at home. At the last minute I called on close friends and associates, like Bill Chapman and Tom Davis, and I suppose that I could have called on any number of brethren who would have done the same thing. There is a lot of warmth and feeling and depth in this entire Fraternity. Bro. George Morrison said it so well earlier today when he spoke of "time changing so many things and we know not when this may occur." And so it did occur in this past year. I am doubly appreciative, Bill and Tom, for your stepping in; M.W. Bro. Morris Ewing, for your participating, and the brethren who would have help~d in the ceremony. Now I am well on the way and I thank you all. PRESENTATION BY ANCHOR LODGE NO. 443

R.W. Bro. Frederick M. Woodruff spoke of this day as the culmination of the Masonic career of Herman A. Orlick and, also, of the preparations made by Anchor Lodge during the years he was in the Grand Lodge line to recognize and honor him at his Installation as Grand Master. On behalf of Anchor Lodge, Brother Woodruff presented Grand Master Orlick a token of the esteem of the lodge members and a check from the brothers of Anchor Lodge. He requested that the delegation of members of Anchor Lodge stand and recognize the Grand Master, their own brother. Grand Master Orlick responded with appropriate words of appreciation and personal thanks. He asked the members of Anchor Lodge to come to the East after the close of Grand Lodge in order that he might greet each one. PRESENTATION TO M.W. BRO WALTER L. WALKER

The Grand Secretary presented Past Grand Master Walter L. '!\Talker a leather-bound book, containing: his Grand Master's Address, his report as President of the Masonic Home Board of Directors, the four issues of The Freemason magazine published during the 1973-74 term, and the program of the 153rd Annual Communication as the expression of sincere appreciation by the Grand Lodge of Missouri for the service done well. M.W. Brother Walker thanked the Grand Lodge for the good experience of his Masonic life. CLOSING

The 153rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri was closed until the next


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Annual Communication-the 154th on Monday, September 29, 1975. The Grand Chaplain, R.W. Bro. M. Joseph Hirsch, III, pronounced the benediction.

Grand Master.

Grand Secretary.


OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 1974-75

M.W. Grand Master 12 Cambridqe Ct.. Glendale, 63122 LEWIS C. WES COOK . Deputy Grand Master Box 12444, North Kansas City 64116 FIELDING A. POE Senior Grand WaTden 6616 Pepperidge Dr., Berkeley 63134 Junior Grand WaTden JAMES A. NOLAND, JR Osage Beach 6506.1 WILLIAM H. UTZ, JR. Grand T,'easurer 1208 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph 64501 FRANX A. ARNOLD Grand Secretary 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63108 STANTON T. BROWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Grand Lecturer Route 1, Box 225, Buckner 64016 THE REV. J. C. MONTGOMERY, JR. . Senior Grand Deacon 405 Harvard, Mexico 65265 . . . . . . . .. Junior Grand Deacon GUS O. NATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 130 South Bemiston, Clayton 63105 DR. J . EDWARD BLINN Senior Grand Steward Box 14, Marshfield 65706 WILLIAM J. HILL ... .......... . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Junior Grand Steward 222 Bryant Bldg., 1102 Grand Ave., Kansas City 64106 EARL K. DILLE Senior Grand Marshal 310 Woodside Dr., Kirkwood 63122 OLIN S. MCDANIEL . .. Junior Grand Marshal 117 East School St., Bonne Terre 63628 Grand Sword Bearer ISHAM E. GORDON 679 Twigwood Dr., Ballwin 63011 CLAUDE PARKHURST ,. .. . Grand Pursuivant 3201 Ringer Rd., St. Louis 63125 THE REV. CARL L. RADFORD Grand Chaplain 2201 Walnut St., Springfield 65806 THE REV. CECIL H. HURT Grand Chaplain 1545 Orchid Ave., St. Louis 63147 DR. FRANK B. KELLOGG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Grand' Chaplain 108 Conway Cove Dr., Chesterfield 63017 DR. THOMAS S. MESSER....... . Grand Chaplain 909 Normal Ave., Cape Girardeau 63701 RABBI ALVAN D. RUBIN Grand Chaplain 512 S. Meramec, St. Louis 63105 THE REV. M. JOSEPH HIRSCH; III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Grand Chaplain 7110 Highway 9, N.W., Kansas City 64152 MAJOR LEON E. TURNER Grand Chaplain 218 HuntIeigh Dr., Kirkwood 63122 JOHN F. NANGLE . Grand Orator 9 Southcote Rd., Brentwood 63144 RONALD M. COMPTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Grand Orator 10725 Kennerly Rd., St. Louis 63128 GEORGE R. SPINDLER . Grand Tiler 5531 Eichelberger Ave., St. Louis 63109

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STANDING COMMITTEES FOR 1974-75

Appeals and Grievances-Lloyd L. Schainker, Chairman, 722 Chestnut St., Suite 1000, St. Louis 63101; James f'. Fitzpatrick, Box 94, Buckner 64016; Harry Gershenson, Sr., 7733 Forsyth Bldg., Pierre Laclede Center, Suite II 44, St. Louis 63105; James D. Sutton, P.O. Box 217, Piedmont 63957; Avery Wilson Griffey, Star Route, Box 18, Cuba 65453. Building Supervisory Board-Harold E. Thornton, Chairman, 916 Walnut St., Kansas City 64106; J. Morgan Donelson, P.G.M., P.O. Box 211, Princeton 64673; Fred C. Heuermann, 11610 Kingsport Dr., St. Louis 63138. By-Laws-Martin B. Dickinson, P.G.M., Chairman, 1001 D\vight Bldg., 1004 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City 64105; Ronald M. Belt, 108 Vine St., Macon 63552; Orestes Mitchell, Jr., P.G.M., 3515 Gene Field Rd., St. Joseph 64506; James K. Riley, 8 Ivanhoe Woods, Kirkwood 63122; Dewey A. Routh, 214 Ramsey Bldg., Rolla 65401. Chartered Lodges-Dr. Otis A. Larimore, Chairman, 1104 E. Highland, Carthage 64836; John E. Adams, 219 S. Clark, Ferguson 63135; Robert E. McNeill, 512 W. Second St., Lee's Summit 64063; Clyde E. Headrick, 303 W. First St., Salem 65560; Maurice E. Votaw, 114 S. Garth, Columbia 65201. Correspondence-Bruce H. Hunt, P.G.M., P.O. Box 188, Kirksville 63501. C1'edentials-Carl E. Etz, Jr., Chairman, 4 Treewood Ct., Ballwin 63011; Dale A. Ludwig, 8226 Marvale Lane, Affton 63123; Harold A. McAdow, P.O. Box 2, Platte City 64079; Eugene H. Ohsiek, 6147 Victoria, St. Louis 63119; Russell E. Rudolph, 14801 Larchburr, Bridgeton 63044. Entertainment of Distinguished Guests-Lewis C. Robertson, Chairman, 41 I Cloisters Walk, Kirkwood 63122; Frank A. Arnold, 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63108; Leonard Langeneckert, 6695 Blossomwood, Florissant 63033; Harry C. Ploetze, 5417 Donovan, St. Louis 63109; Lester E. Schultz, 7436 Cromwell Dr., St. Louis 63105; William J. Hill, 222 Bryant Bldg., 1102 Grand Ave., Kansas City 64106; Earl K. Dille, 310 Woodside Dr., Kirkwood 63122. Forms and Ceremonies-Frank A. Arnold, Chairman, 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63108; Orville M. Mash, 508 Ashbury Ct., Webster Groves 63119; Melvin F. Stephens, 3009 Hedges, Independence 64052; David A. Watson, 108 E. Hickory, Neosho 64850; Mark E. Whitaker, 2720 Pennsylvania, Joplin 64801; Stanton T. Brown (Ex-Officio), Route I, Box 225, Buckner 64016. Grand Master's Address-Walter L. Walker, P.G.M., Chairman, P.O. Box 487, Neosho 64850; and all past Grand Masters in attendance. Jurisprudence-Warren R. MaicheI, Chairman, 720 Olive St., 24th Floor, St. Louis 63101; J. DOff Ewing, 302 E. Seventh St., Maryville 64468; Herbert Hoffman, 2410 Commerce Tower, Kansas City 64106; Dewey A. Routh, 214 Ramsey Bldg., Rolla 65401; Claude T. Wood, 116 W. McClurg, Richland 65556. Lodges Under Dispensation-J. DerreB Buzzard, Chairman, Route No.2, Seneca 64865; Gordon W. Huneke, 9749 Wickstrom, St. Louis 63123; Lawrence J. Perkins, Community Bank, Steelville 65565; Edwin Bennett, Jr., 3520 Birchbark Dr., Florissant 63033; Max E. Bretschneider, 4619 Jefferson, Apt. 308, Kansas City 64112. Masonic Boards of Relief-Albert H. Van' Gels, Chairman, 24 Spring Dr., Florissant 63031; Ivan G. Abrahams, 1121 Nectar, St. Louis 63137; William NaIl, 503 E. Portland, Springfield 65804; Elvis R. Poff (Deceased): Anton J. Tomasek, 5922 Highfield, St. Louis 63109. Masonic Edu-cation-Earl K. Dille (I), Chairman, 310 Woodside Dr., Kirkwood 63122; Thomas J. Davis, Jr., P.G.M. (I), P.O. Box 217, Piedmont 63957; Ronald M. Compton (2), 3633 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63108; Ray Hilton (2), 2929 S. Barnes, Springfield 65804; William H Chapman, P.G.M. (3), 20 W. Lockwood,


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Webster Groves 63119; Olin S. McDaniel (3),117 E. School St., Bonne Terre 63628; Herman A. Orlick (Ex-Officio), 12 Cambridge Court, Glendale 63122; Lewis C. Wes Cook (Ex-Officio), P.O. Box 12444, North Kansas City 64116; Fielding A. Poe (ExOfficio), 6616 Pepperidge Dr., Berkeley 63134; James A. Noland, Jr. (Ex-Officio), Osage Beach 65065. Mileage and Per Diem-John W. Adams, Chairman, 255 S. Odell Ave., Marshall 65340; Alton Bray, 508 Alta Vista, Cape Girardeau 63701; Charles Hicks, Monroe City 63456; Edward A. Lang, 10258 Driver Ave., St. Louis 63114; Alfred H. Zeidler, 4064 Fairview Ave., St. Louis 63116. Necrology-George F. Morrison, P.G.M., Chairman, 7526 Buckingham Dr., St. Louis 63105; Frank P. Briggs, P.G.M., 1132 N. Jackson, Macon 63552; William R. Denslow, P.G.M., P.O. Box 529, Trenton 64683; J. Morgan Donelson, P.G.M., P.O. Box 211, Princeton 64673; Dr. Harold O. Grauel, P.G.M., P.O. Box 389, Cape Girardeau 63701. Relief and Charity-Russell L. Wilcox, Chairman, 1519 E. Elm St., Springfield 65802; Roy W. McGhee, 122 S. Main St., Piedmont 63957; James A. Noland, Jr., Osage Beach 65065; Presley G. Parrish, 130 Forest Hill, Jefferson City 65101; H. David Thomas, Secretary, Masonic Home of Missouri, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis 63112. . Ritual-Stanton T. Brown, Chairman, Route I, Box 225, Buckner 64016; Freelon K. Hadley, 1500 Jules St., St. Joseph 64501; William F. Jackson, 8033 Audrain Dr., St. Louis 63121; William V McCollum, 800 W. Pershing St., Springfield 65806; Carroll R. Moorman, Route I, Box 48, St. Clair 63077; H. Dale DeWeese, Route 2, Box 143A, Brunswick 65236. Ways and Means-Walter H. Baird (3), Chairman, 234 E. Parkway Dr., Columbia 65201; E. Allen Kohler (1), P.O. Box 168, Huntsville 65259; Robert C. Taylor (I), 209 Grover, Warrensburg 64093; George F. Morrison, P.G.M. (2), 7526 Buckingham Dr., St. Louis 63105; Lloyd S. Morgan, Jr. (3), P.O. Box 93, Advance 63730; William H. Utz, Jr., Grand Treasurer, 1208 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph 64501. SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Bi-Centennial-Lewis C. Wes Cook, Chairman, Box 12444, North Kansas City 64116; William R. Denslow, P.G.M., P.O. Box 529, Trenton 64683; Bruce H. Hunt, P.O. Box 188, Kirksville 63501. George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association-Bruce H. Hunt, P.G.M., Chairman, P.O. Box 188, Kirksville 6350J;Forrest C. Donnell, P.G.M., 245 Union Blvd., Apt. 320, St. Louis 63108; Morris E. Ewing, P.G.M., Morrisville 65701; Homer L. Ferguson, P.G.M., 1927 N. Circle Dr., Jefferson City 65101; Harold M. Jayne, P.G.M., 125 S. Main St., Memphis 63555; James M. Sellers, Sunset View, Lexington 64067. Public Schools-Walter C. PIoeser, Chairman, 3633 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63108; Elvis A. Mooney, P.G.M., 117 N. Prairie St., Bloomfield 63825; James A. Noland, Jr., Osage Beach 65065; Emory C. Parks, 413 N. River Blvd., Independence 64050; Clarence L. Shaon, P.O. Box 394, Bowling Green 63334. Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges-William R. Denslow, P.G.M., Chairman, P.O. Box 529, Trenton 64683; Frank A. Arnold, 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63108; John Black Vrooman, P.O. Box 402, St. Louis 63166. Youth-Ronald M. Compton, Chairman, 3633 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63108; Leonard V. Bowers, 1817 E. Broadmoor, Springfield 65804; Nikola M. Jakovac, 1 Hortus Ct., St. Louis 63110; Edward A. Landingham, 9721 E. 35th St., Independence 64052; W. Hugh McLaughlin, P.G.M. (Deceased, March 27, 1975); W. Bush Walden, 4813 St. Charles Rd., Columbia 65201.


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OTHER APPOINTMENTS

Audit-Robert C. Wagener, C.P.A., 78II Carondelet Ave., St. Louis 63105. Repl'esentatives to Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis-Frederick M. Woodruff, 680 Hawbrook Ave., Glendale 63122; Nelson W. Marner, 563 Glorose Dr., St. Louis 63137; John A. Souris, 9126 Garber, St. Louis 63126. LIVING PAST GRAND MASTERS OF THIS JURISDICTION

Name and Location Forrest C. Donnell, 245 Union Blvd., Apt. 320, St. Louis 63108 Morris E. Ewing, Morrisville 65701 Homer L. Ferguson, 1927 N. Circle Drive, Jefferson City 65101 Richard O. Rumer, 6213 Lindenwood Court, Apt. 4, St. Louis 63109. James M. Sellers, Sunset View, Lexington 64067. ......... Orestes Mitchell, Jr., 3515 Gene Field Road, Apt. 7, St. Joseph 64506 .: Harold M. Jayne, 125 S. Main St., Memphis 63555. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank P. Briggs, II32 N. Jackson Street, Macon 63552 Harold O. Grauel, Box 389, Cape Girardeau 63701 Bruce H. Hunt, Box 188, Kirksville 63501 Martin B. Dickinson, 1001 Dwight Bldg, 1004 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City 64105. . . . . George F. Morrison, 7526 Buckingham Dr., St. Louis 63105. . . . A. Basey Vanlandingham, Route No.3, Columbia 65201 William R. Denslow, Box 529, Trenton 64683 Elvis A. Mooney, II7 N. Prairie Street, Bloomfield 63825 J. Morgan Donelson, Box 2II, Princeton 64673 William H Chapman, 20 W. Lockwood, Webster Groves 63II9 Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Box 217, Piedmont 63957 Walter L. Walker, P.O. Box 487, Neosho 64850 ..............

Year of Service 1942-43 1947-48 1951-52 1952-53 . .. 1953-54 1954-55 . .. 1956-57 1957-58 1959-60 1960-61 .1962-63 1964-65 1965-66 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 .1973-74

PAST GRAND SECRETARY

Elmer W. Wagner, 506 Redondo Dr., Ballwin 63011. PAST GRAND LECTURER

Freelon K. Hadley, 1500 Jules St., St. Joseph 64501. MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH

Walter H. Baird, Master, 234 E. Parkway Dr., Columbia 65201; A. W. "Whit" Griffith, Secretary-Treasurer, 301 W. Fifth St., Fulton 65251. MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI OFFICERS 1974-75

Honorary Chairman, Herman A. Orlick, 12 Cambridge Ct., Glendale 63122; President, Lewis C. Wes Cook, Box 12444, North Kansas City 64II6; Vice President, Russell L. Wilcox, 1519 E. Elm, Springfield 65802; Treasurer, Vern H. Schneider, 700 Boatmen's Bank Bldg., 314 N. Broadway, St. Louis 63102; Secretary, Max E. Wood, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis 63112; Assistant Secretary, James A. Noland, Jr., Osage Beach 65065.


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DIRECTORS Virgil Abbett (1978), 3401 Abbett Dr., St. Joseph 64506; John E. Adams (1978), 219 S. Clark Ave., Ferguson 63135; Lewis C. Wes Cook, Box 12444, North Kansas City 64116; Roy W. McGhee, Sr. (1977), 122 S. Main St., Piedmont 63957; The Rev. J. C. Montgomery, Jr., 405 Harvard, Mexico 65265; James A. Noland, Jr., Osage Beach 65065; William E. Oram (1976), 1119 Walnut, Kansas City 64106; Herman A. Orlick, 12 Cambridge Ct., Glendale 63122; Presley G. Parrish (1976), 130 Forest Dr., Jefferson City 65101; Fielding A. Poe, 6616 Pepperidge Dr., Berkeley 63134; Leo W. Riney (1977), 3200 Roosevelt, Hannibal 63401; Vern H. Schneider (1975), 700 Boatmen's Bank Bldg., 314 N. Broadway, St. Louis 63102; Russell L. Wilcox (1975), 1519 East Elm, Springfield 65802.

ADMINISTRATOR Max E. Wood, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis 63112.

ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR H. David Thomas, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis 63112.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AIDE Helen R. Wood (Mrs. Max E. Wood) , 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis 63112.

LEGAL COUNSEL David R. Hensley, 7912 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton 63105.

CHIEF, MEDICAL SERVICE Dr. Harold E. Walters, 6828 Oakland, St. Louis 63139.

STAFF PHYSICIAN Dr. Louis F. Howe, 1136 Ridgelynn Dr., St. Louis 63124.

FINANCIAL ADVISOR Richard D. Jacobs, Sr., Merrill Lynch, 7635 Forsyth, St. Louis 63105.

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

1974路75

1974-75

1. LeRoy E. Smith, Box 146, Wyaconda

1. Merle B. Graham, 358 W. Maple Ave., Kahoka, Mo. 63445 2. Leo B. Kennedy, 403 N. Fulton, Edina, Mo. 63537 3. Ronald E. Smith, Rt. 6, Unionville, Mo. 63565 4. Delbert R. Gentry, P.O. Box 246, Trenton, Mo. 64683 5. Ernest Clyde Richardson, Route I, Eagleville, Mo. 64442 6. Glenn V. Bulla, 112 Martin St., King City, Mo. 64463 7. LeRoy L. Wedlock, 615 N. Filmore, Maryville, Mo. 64468

Mo. 63474 2. William P. McRoberts, Rt. I, Baring, Mo. 63531 3. Emery H. Welsh, Box 36, Unionville, Mo. 63565 4. Marvin H. Arnote, Princeton, Mo. 64673 5. Ronald R. Bielby, P.O. Box 404, Bethany, Mo. 64124 6. Harold J. Richardson, Hatfield, Mo. 64458 7. Eddie Gillihan, R.F.D., Skidmore, Mo. 64487


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8. Earl L. Limpp, Mound City, 1"10. 64470 9. Edgar E. Martin, 3110 N. Ninth St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64505 10. Kenneth C. Kordes, 502 W. Richardson, Gallatin, Mo. 64640 II. Joseph H. Wilson, Rt. I, Box 317, Kearney, Mo. 64060 12. Dale A. Oldfield, 603 N. Davis, Hamilton, Mo. 64644 13. Earl G. Hays, Rt. 1, Bucklin, Mo. 64631 14. Ronald Leo Schultz, P.O. Box 356, Clarence, Mo. 63437 15. Charles W. Tucker, Rt. 2, Williamstown, Mo. 63473 16. Leonard Pounds, 721 North Carolina St., Louisiana, Mo. 63353 17. John E. Bogue, 304 E. Seventh St., New London, Mo. 63459 18. Lloyd M. Taylor, P.O. Box 2, Cairo, Mo. 65239 19. Clay Barnett, Route No.2, Mendon, Mo. 64660 20. Kenneth W. Bowlen, 705 N. Locust, Carrollton, Mo. 64633 21. Ralph P. Bunnell, Rt. 22, Box 142, Kansas City, Mo. 64153 22A. Harry M. Thompson, 6235 Peery Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64126 22B. Jack R. Clark, 9931 McGee, Kansas City, Mo. 64114 23. Howard I. Tobin, Rt. 2, Box 236, Higginsville, Mo; 64037 24. Thomas W. Lingle, 621 N. Franklin, Marshall, Mo. 65340 25. John W. Gerhardt, Bunceton, Mo. 65237 26. Raymond E. Lee, 509 Texas路 Ave., Columbia, Mo. 65201 27. Erwin H. Witthaus, Steedman, Mo. 65077 28. Calvin D. Schroff, Box 3, Montgomery City, Mo. 63361 29. L. Dodson Blackmore, Jr., 221 John St., Troy, Mo. 63379 30. George Gerdeman, 501 E. Banner, Warrenton, Mo. 63383 31. Robert ]. Crede, Rt. 2, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101 32. Mclvin S. Gordon, Rt. 2, Box 435, Gray Summit, Mo. 63039

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8. Darrell L. Jones, Rt. 2, Fairfax, Mo. 64446 9. Allen W. Smith, 1605 S. 32nd St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64507 10. Warren L. Gallinger, Union Star, Mo. 64494 ll. George R. Johnson, 110 S. Fairview, Liberty, Mo. 64068 12. Ray Carpenter, Route 1, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601 13. Virgil W. Slaughter, Route 2, Box 223, Meadvillc, Mo. 64659 14. Keith W. Baker, Route 2, Shelbina, Mo. 63468 15. Lee B. Turner, 4907 Prospect Ave., Hannibal, Mo. 63401 16. Russell J. Rowe, Route 2, Louisiana, Mo. 63353 17. Ledl Ulry, Rt. 1, Perry, Mo. 63462 18. Edwin B. Hawkins, Box 125, Higbee, Mo. 65257 19. H. Dale Deweese, Route 2, Box 143A, Brunswick, Mo. 65236 20. Norris Hensley, Rt. 2, Bosworth, Mo. 64623 21. Orland R. McCoy, 17 W. Seventh St., Parkville, Mo. 64152 22A. Earl F. Bowman, 340 E. Nettleton, Independence, Mo. 64050 22B. Henry L. McDaniel, 3510 Kingshighway, Independence, Mo. 64055 23. H. Eugene Parkes, Box 191, Richmond, Mo. 64085 24. Wilbur L. Hains, Rt. 1, Miami, Mo. 65344 25. Daniel C. Ray, 103 Pearl St., New Franklin, Mo. 65274 26. Ernest C. Cottle, 1409 Stonc St., 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. Floyd E. Dodson, Rt. 1, Box 384, Winfield, Mo. 63389 30. Charles N. Alcorn, Rt. I, Box 378, O'Fallon, Mo. 63366 31. Arbera B. Van Sandt, 404 Russell St., California, Mo. 65018 32. Elvis L. Winchester, 622 Delmar, Union, Mo. 63084


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33A. Frederick M. Woodruff, 680 Hawbrook Ave., Glendale, Mo. 63122 33B. Harry Gershenson, Jr., 7733 Forsyth, Clayton, Mo. 63105

34. Robert L. George, 1207 Broadway, Pleasant Hill, Mo. 64080 35. Walter Stanfill, Route No. I, Box 150, Amsterdam, Mo. 64723 36. Jack L. Chambers, 2801 Wing St., Sedalia, Mo. 65301 37. Wayne U. Thomas, Box 49, Deepwater, Mo. 64740 38. M. Dale Summerford, Box 251, Crocker, Mo. 65452 39. Leonard E. Myers, P.O. Box 95, Newburg, Mo. 65550 40. Darrel W. Girardier, 507 Jefferson, De Soto, Mo. 63020 41. Forrest M. Dorman, Box 11, Louisburg, Mo. 65685 42. Ronald P. Learning, Rt. 2, Sarcoxie, Mo. 64862 43. Roy R. Clements, Rt. 4, Box 158, , Lamar, Mo. 64759 44. Joseph A. Norris, Box 36, Avilla, Mo. 64833 45. Emmett M. Burk, 1918 S. Luster, Springfield, . Mo. 65804 46. Ronald J. Smith, Rt. I, Summersville, Mo. 65571 47. James D. Hackworth, Route No.2, Box 80, Ellington, Mo. 63638 48. P. Vincent Kinkead, Rt. 2, Box 243, Farmington, Mo. 63640 ' 49. Lee Dalton, Rt. 1, Box 6, Sturdivant, Mo. 63782 50. Albert J. Elfrank, Rt. 2, Advance, Mo. 63730 51. Theodore T. Martin, 102 E. Washington, Hayti, Mo. 63851 52. 路W. Marion Luna, c/o Bank of Piedmont, Piedmont, Mo. 63957 53. Barney Douglas, Gainesville, Mo. 65655 54. John B. Jones, P.O. Box '232, Forsyth, Mo. 65653 55. Chester B. Royer, Route No. I, Purdy, Mo. 65734 56. Dr. Oscar E. Hager, Box 368, Goodman, Mo. 64843

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33A. Arthur L. Zeis, Jr., 10707 Winthrop Ct., Affton, Mo. 63123 33B. Thomas F. Boyer, 956 Bellerive Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63111 33C. Dominik L. Seeler, 6377 Bancroft Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109 34. Billy K. Thomas, 1203 Melinda Ave., Harrisonville, Mo. 64701 35. Stephen R. Haile, 205 E. Oak St., Rich Hill, Mo. 64779 36. Lloyd C. Kennon, 1523 S. Harrison Ave., Sedalia, Mo. 6530I 37. Edgar L. Kneip, 418 S. Peyton St., Clinton, Mo. 64735 38. Hoyt Young, Macks Creek, Mo. 65786 39. Edward R. Windle, 310 S. Smith St., Cuba, Mo. 65453 40. Charles W. Leach, 308 Marilyn Dr., Arnold, Mo. 63010 41. Bernard K. Swingle, 519 N. Springfield St., Bolivar, Mo. 65613 42. Lacey Stapp, Box 12" Greenfield. Mo. 65661 43. Eugene "Pat" McFarland, Box 146, Liberal, Mo. 64762 44. James Edward Brown, 305 N. Moffet Ave., Joplin, Mo. 64801 45. John L. Lorenz, 2123 E. Monroe Ter., Springfield, Mo. 65802 46. Ronnie L. House, Box 335, Mansfield, Mo. 65704 47. James E. Newton, P.O. Box 135, Van Buren, Mo. 63965 48. Robert N. Kinkead, Deceased: June 24, 1975 49. Laymon A. Allgood. 1735 Ridgeway Dr., Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701 50. Claude F. Stephens, Box 42, Advance, Mo. 63730 51. J. John Shipman, 402 Carleton Ave., Caruthersville, Mo. 63830 52. Chester R. Carpenter, Route 2, Box 182, Piedmont, Mo. 63957 53. Raymond W. Birdsong, 420 N. Ferguson, Willow Springs, Mo. 65793 54. Dwayne N. Hook, 602 W. Church, Ozark, Mo. 65721 55. J. Robert Mullins, 1010 Sunset St., Aurora, Mo. 65605 56. J. DeneB BUllard, Route 2, Box 228A, Seneca, Mo. 64865


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57A. Nelson W. Marner, 563 Glorose

57A. Joseph T. Miner, 2712 Buckingham

Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63137 57B. John A. Souris, 9126 Garber Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63126

Dr., 1-10rissant, Mo. 63033 57B. Frank Lesinski, Sr., 2208 Driver Ave., Overland, Mo. 63114 57C. John R. Asher, 6919 Plateau, St. Louis, Mo. 63139 58. J. Dwight McDonald, Rt. 2, Barnett, Mo. 65011 59. Clarence L. Alumbaugh, Box 59, Buckner, Mo. 64016 60. Guster R. Madle, D.C., 210 John R. St., Kennett, Mo. 63857

58. Claude W. Dunnaway, Versailles, Mo. 65U~4 59. James N. Allison, 609D Red Bud Dr., Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063 60. Carson Jean, P.O. Box 425, Kennett, Mo. 63857

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35

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1974 No.

Name

District

C Cache Cainsville................. Cairo..................... Calhoun California Callao Cambridge Camden Point Canopy................... Cardwell Carl Junction Carroll Carterville................ Carthage Caruthersville............. 147 Cass...................... 305 Cecile Daylight . . . . . . . . . . .. 172 Censer V.D. Central Crossing 59 Centralia 615 Chaffee................... 185 Chamois.................. 331 Charity................... 407 Charleston 487 Chilhowee 392 Christian 342 Circle 662 Clarence.................. 610 Clark 553 Clarksburg 559 Clarksdale 17 Clarksville 645 Clarkton.................. 207 Clay 601 Clayton 507 Clearmont 651 Cleveland ,. . .. 463 Clifton 520 Clifton Heights 161 CliflOn Hill . . . . . . . .. 548 Clin ton 482 Clintonville............... 274 Cold Spring , . . .. 485 Coldwater ;..... 595 Cole Camp 168 Colony .. . 534 Columbia................. 533 Comfort 654 Commonwealth 120 Compass.................. 432 Competition 369 Composi te 464 Concordia 416 328 486 552 183 38 63 169 284 231 549 249 401 197 461

141

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

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

454 528 36 265 323 600 282 656 561 287 606 519 368 669 586 312 525 227

Continental Conway Cooper Corinthian................ Cornerstone Cosby Cosmos ............. Country Club Cowgill................... Craft Craig..................... Crane .. '.' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Crescen t Hill Crestwood Criterion Cuba..................... Cunningham.............. Cypress...................

10 38 25 36 33-B 9 33-A 22-B 12 15 8 54 35 57-B

492 539 400 88 137 119 532 325 300

Daggett.................. .28 Dawn 12 Decatur 55 Defiance 6 Delphian 47 De Soto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 40 Dexter 50 Dockery 13 Doric..................... 45

44

39 19 13

D

285 575 630 384 291 318 599 607 14

497 121 278 505 73 27 405 577 332 441

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

10 32 22-B 50 2 I 48 47 16 39 33-A 50 57-B' 19 32 42 15 14 49

F

483 Fairfax 290 Fairmont 44 Fair Play 132 Farmington

8 I 41 48

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142 No.

Name

47 345 281

Fayette Fellowship Fenton Ferguson Fidelity Florida Florissant Forest Park Forsyth Foster Four Mile Fraternal Freedom Friend , Friendship Fulton

542

339 23 668 578 453 554

212 363 636 352 89 48

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107 178

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

216 336 224 188 499 672 171 21 571 459

H Hale City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Hallsville Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Hannibal Harmony ... .. Harold O. Grauel Hartford Havana Hayti . . . . . . . . . . . .. Hazelwood................

515 106

423 655 522 422 125 9

427 218

72 397 289 644 514

579 276

618 272 66 173 425 414

635

1974

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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54 10 4 57-B 22-A

. 45 6 . . 33-A 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

33-B I

II 7 59 56

47 34 59 36 6

32 36 2 I 52

28 20 26 12 15 33-B 49 3 6 51 45

. 354 Hebron . II7 Helena . 37 Hemple . 477 Henderson . 338 Herculaneum . 123 Hermann . 288 Hermitage . 187 Hermon . 104 Heroine 2II Hickory Hill .. , . 527 Higbee '" . 364 Higginsville . 362 Hiram 279 Hogles Cr~~k'::::::::::::: ' . 262 Holden . 660 Holliday . 49 Holt . 251路 Hope . 239 Hopewell . 215 Hornersville . 4 Howard . 130 Hume . 32 Humphreys . 415 Hunnewell . 30 Huntsville 410 Iberia 581 Illmo 76 Independence 54 Index 536 Ingomar 381 Ionia 154 Ionic 143 Irondale 446 Ivanhoe

82 Jackson 541 Jacksonville 447 Jacoby 500 Jameson

564 Jamesport 398 Jasper 43 Jefferson 640 Jennings 315 Jerusalem 480 Jewel 164 Joachim 321 Jonathan 457 Jonesburg 335 Joplin 411 Joppa

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220 Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 311 Kearney

27 9 11

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31 18 23 I 41

36 17 11 32 47

60 25 35 3 14 18 38

49 59

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1974

District

No.

Name

68 243 376 105 484 245 582

Kennett Keystone '" King Hill Kirksville Kirkwood Knob Noster. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Koshkonong

60 33-A 9 2 57-B 36 53

L

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

La Belle Laclede................... Laddonia Lakeville Lamar.................... Lambskin La Monte Lanes Prairie La Plata ............ Laredo La Russell Lathrop Latimer Leadwood Lebanon Lexington Liberty................... Lick Creek .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Lilbourn Lincoln Linn Linn Creek Livingston Lockwood Lock Springs Lodge of Light . . . . . . . . . . . . Lodge of Love Lodge of Tru th Lorraine.................. Louisville................. Lowry City

Macks Creek Madison.................. Magnolia Maitland Malden................... Mansfield................. Maplewood Marceline Marcus Marlborough McDonald Mechanicsville

458 16 628 313 35 2 85 244 567 151

471 15 38 27 50 43 33路B 36 39 14 4 44 11 39 48 39 23 II

17 51 9 31 38 25 42 10 5 1 14 5 29 37

M 433 91 626 112 406 543 566 481 110 569 324 260

143

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

38 17 33- B 8 60 46 57路B 13 48 22-B 59 30

I

639 344 144 612 129 295 64 490 246 58 603 184 351 558 294 476 40 439 99 614

327 158 637 221

Melville . Memphis Mendon Meramec Mercer . Meridian Miami Middle Fabius Miller . Milton Mineral Missouri Mizpah Moberly Modern Mokane Monett Moniteau Monroe . Montevallo .. . Montgomery Monticello Morehouse . Morley Mosaic Moscow Mound City Mount Hope Mount Moriah Mt. Olive Mt. Vernon Mount Washington Mt. Zion Mountain Grove Mountain View Mystic Tie

42 1 . . 19 . 57-B . 4 33-B .... 24 I 55

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25 568 560 247 60 510 199

307 429 270

473 470 647 372

643 157 358 622

Naphtali . . . . . . . .. 33-B Naylor 52 Nelson 24 Neosho................... 56 New Bloomfield , 27 New Hampton 5 New Hope.......... 29 New London 17 New Madrid 51 New Salem 29 Nineveh , 29 Nodaway 7 Noel 56 Non Pareil 34 Northeast 22-A North Star 8 Northwest 8 Norwood 46

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144 No. Name

District

o 163 671 576 139 546 518 303

Occidental Odom Olive Branch Oregon Orient Oriental Osage 7 O'Sullivan 623 Overland 624 Owensville

33-A 51 33-B

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241 Palestine 18 Palmyra 19 Paris Union 650 Parma 308 Parrott 65 Pattonsburg 11 Pauldingville 330 Paul Revere 319 Paulville 551 Pendleton 670 Perryville 92 Perseverance 502 Philadelphia 136 Phoenix 472 Pickering 399 Pike 652 Pilgrim 182 Pilot Knob 469 Plato 504 Platte City Il3 Plattsburg 142 Pleasant Grove 467 Pleasant Hope 176 Point Pleasant 79 Polar Star 349 Pollock 232 Polo 95 Pomegranate 209 Poplar Bluff 131 Potosi 556 Prairie 503 Prairie Home 179 Pride of the West 657 Progress 658 Purity 190 Putnam 596 Puxico 180 Pyramid . 383 Pythagoras Q

380

1974

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Queen City

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

30 15 17 51 10 10

30 33-A 2 48 49 16 15 16

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3 12 33-A 52 40

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33 Ralls 201 Ravenwood 223 Ray 391 Raytown 570 Republic 479 Rich Hill 385 Richland 57 Richmond 361 Riddick 13 Rising Sun 496 Robert Burns 435 Rockbridge 663 Rockhill 213 Rolla 550 Rose Hill 404 Rosendale 426 Rothville 204 Rowley 316 Rural 238 Rushville 90 Russellville 572 Rutledge

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Salem 39 Saline 48 Salisbury 19 Samaritan 48 Sampson.................. 53 Santa Fe . . . . . . . 17 Sarcoxie 44 Savannah.............. 9 Saxton 9 Schell City . . . . . . . . . .. 43 Seaman................... 3 Sedalia 36 Senath 60 Shamrock................. 27 Shaveh 57-A Shawnee..... .,. 36 Sheffield . . .. 22-A Shekinah 40 Shelbina.................. 14 Sheldon 43 Sikeston 50 Silex 29 Skidmore 7 Solomon.................. 45 Somerset.................. 3 Sonora 8, South Gate "......... 22-A Southwest :... 56 Sparta 54 St. Andrews ;.... 14 St. Clair 37 St. Francisville 1 >

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1974

District

No.

Name

234 230 28 78 20 93 109 419 133 634 538 283 608 174 69 555 263 617

St. Francois ............... St. James ................. St. Johns' ........ ........ . St. Joseph . ............... ......... St. Louis St. Mark's . ............... Stanberry ................. Star . . .................... Star of the West .......... Steele .................... Stella .................... Stockton .................. Strafford .................. Sturgeon .................. Sullivan .................. Summersville ............. Summit .................. ......... Swope Park

48 39 15

9

638 205 641 122 440 34 360 114 12

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

6

37 48 51 56 42 45 26 32 46 59 22·B

27 11 22-A 46 33-A 31 4 33-B 24 33-B 19 49 29 33-A 26 40

U

593 124 210 5 495 649 421

Union .................... 32 Union Star ............... 10 3 Unionville ............... . United ................... 45 Unity .................... 43 University ................ 57-A Urbana .................. . 41

v 413 629

Valley Valley Park

509 491 320 94 62

Van Buren ................ Vandalia ................. Versailles .......... - ...... Vienna ................... Vinci1 ....................

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

Wakanda . ................ 20 Walker . .................. 43 Wallace . ................. 25 Wardell . .. 0.············ . 51 Warren . ................. 19 Warrenton . ... - ........... 30 Washington . .............. 42 Waverly . ................. 23 Wayne . .................. 52 Waynesville . .............. 38 Webb City . ............... 44 Webster . ................. 45 ......... 57-B Webster Groves 9 Wellington ............... 57-A Wellston Wellsville · . .............. 28 30 Wentzville .............. 57-B West Gate · . West View ................ 49 Western Light ............ 41 Western Star .............. 10 Weston ................... 21 Westport ................. 22-B 9 Whitesville ............... Whitewater ............... 49 45 Willard .......... Williamstown ............. 15 Windsor .................. 37 3 Winigan .................. Winona .................. ..,47 Woodside . ................ 53 15 Wyaconda · . . . . . . . . . .

57-B 49

T 565 438 299 177 661 56 111

145

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47 27 58 39 11

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563

York

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22-B

Z 9 57-B

545 Zalma 189 Zeredatha.................

49 9

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FIRST DISTRICT-LEROY E. SMITH, D.D.G.M., Box 146, Wyaconda, Mo 63474 County Clark ..

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Master No. I Location 2901 Wyaconda .. , .... Floyd Allen 318 Luray ..•....... Stanley Webster 362 Kahoka, . Thomas J. Rossi.

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Secretary-Name and Address Chester L. Smith, Box 6r., Wyaconda, Mo. 63474 . David Folk, P.O. Box 42, Arbela, Mo. 63432 . Elmer C. Dinger, 362 N. Morgan, Kahoka, Mo. 63445 . Paul H. Sowers N. S. Brammer, Sr., Rt. I, Alexandria, Mo. 63430 . LeRoy Huff Pearl L. Stivers, 226 S. Washington, Memphis, Mo. 63555 ..•..... , ...........• , . Clark B. Ewing W. Lloyd Huckey, Rt. I, Gorin, Mo. 63543 . Emmett L. Schultz.. Hillis McCabe, Box 4, Rutledge, Mo. 63563 . R. Royce Jefferies ... Paul T. McCune, Box 294, Downing, Mo. 63536 .. Dr. Henry R. Stoker James H. Neagle, Box 351, Lancaster, Mo. 63548. Ward L. Jones..... L. R. Parsons, Box 152, Queen City, Mo. 63561.. Donald R. Griffith Walter H. Croskey, Glenwood, Mo. 63541. . Charles R. McBee Bryan F. Arnold, Box 85, Greentop, Mo. 63546 .

SECOND DISTRICT-WILLIAM P. McROBERTS, D.D.G.M.. Route

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FIFTH DISTRICT-RONALD R. BIELBY, D.D,G.M.. P.O. Box 404, Bethany, Mo. 64424 Harrison. . • . .. Bethany .........

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128 IRidgeway ....... 257lEagleville ..••... 3281 Cainsville ....... o10lNew Hampton ... o561GiIman City •....

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Robert D. Stites ..... Eldon D. Williams, Rt. I, Box 154, Hopkins, Mo. 64461 , 201 IRavenwood Robert C. Bateman .. Levi J. Henry, Box 142, Ravenwood, Mo. 64479 .. 289IGraham.. . . . . . .. Dale Kelly _ Wendell Dwight Dozier, Barnard, Mo. 64423 , 442 Burlington Jet Cleo H. Lane Charles W. Bragg, Box 127, I . Burlington J unction, Mo. 64428. . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 4701 Maryville ........ BIll L. Campbell ..... John W. Mauzey, Jr., 714 W. Thompson, I . Mar~ville, Mo. 64468........................ 472 IPickering Chfton C. Logsdon .. J. Ervm Neal, Pickering, Mo. 64476 507IClearmont...... W. F. Humphrey R. O. Porterfield, Box 367, Hopkins, Mo. 64461. ;;llISkid"'''TP GaryW. Reed Milo Monk, Rt.l,.Box 106, Skidmore, Mo. 64487 ..

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Secretary-Name and Address Coun~ Lodges No. I Location Master Atchison •.••.. North Star ....•.. 1571Rock Port ••.•.•. Charles E. Eddy ..... Stanley W. Stubblefield, 403 E. Cass, Rock Port, Mo. 64482 ......................... Sonora.......... 200'Watson ......... Robert M. Fischer ... Willis L. Barnhart, Watson, Mo. 64496 .........•. .. . ..... Northw..t....... 'OBIT,,';o.......... L .. lio P. L ..to, ..... Richard A. Halliday, Box 294, Tarkio, Mo. 64491.. " •.•.•. Fairfax .......... 483 Fairfax ......... Loren Demott ....... Newell D. Green, Box 127. Fairfax, Mo. 64446 ... Holt ••••.••••. Maitland ...•..... 112 Maitland ........ Solomon B. Christian Fred H. Davidson, Box 86, Maitland, Mo. 64466 ... " .......... Oregon .......... 1391Forest City ...... T. H. Thompson ..... Willard 1. Kurtz, Box 143, Oregon, Mo. 64473 ..... .......... Mound City ...... 2941Mound City ..... John B. Beal. ....... Carson McCormack III, 811 Savannah St., Mound City, Mo. 64470...................... . I ..•....... Cralg........... 606ICraig ........... Thomas L. Dougherty Elmer A. Allan, Main St., Craig, Mo. 64437 .....••

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38ICallao....•..... Harold W. Jones .... Gerald Thomas, Box 26, New Cambria, Mo. 63558. 102IBevier........•. John R. Sparkman .. Delbert L. Kitchen. 206 Bloomington St., Bevier, Mo. 63532 . I . R. M. Waller, 517 Sunset Dr., Macon. Mo. 63552 . 172IMacon ......•... Grant Dutton . S. B. Hendren, 218 W. Clark, La Plata, Mo. 63549. 237!La Plata ..•..... Hubet·t Harrison . David R. Carnahan, Atlanta. Mo. 63530 . 268lAtlanta . Donald L. Travis . Orville Wilson, Rt. 1, Excello, Mo. 65247 . 332 Excello . R. Clyde Foster . Donald C. Ray. Shelbyville, Mo. 63469 . 96 Shelbyville ....•. Eddie P. Parker . Howard L. Ragsdale, 304 S. Center. 228lShelbina.... , ... Charles W. Wood Shelbina. Mo. 63468 . I . 415iHunnewell ....•. Ellis R. Smith . John A. Lyell, Hunnewell, Mo. 63443 . . Hartley B. Mann, Leonard, Mo. 63451. 537\Bethel. . John D. Ballance . Ronald L. Schultz . John E. Burkhardt, Box 36, 662 Clarence Clarence. Mo. 63437 . I

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, Paris Union . Florida ..•....... Monroe ..•.•..... Madison . Santa Fe ....•... Holliday ..••..... Ralls •........ ltalls . Lick Creek . New London .

19IParis ........•.. 23lFlorida . 64;Monroe City . 91! Madison . 462[Santa Fe . . 660 IHuiliday 33ICenter . . 302 Perry . 3071New London

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TWENTY-SECOND DISTRICT (a}-HARRY M. THOMPSON, D.D.G.M.. 6235 Peery Avenue. Kansas City, Mo. 64126 ' ....on ••••••• 1 KaOB" City ••••.. 220lKansas City •..•. Robert W. Sullivan . Carl G. Brown, 4509 E. 11lth Ter., Kansas City, Mo. 64137 ...........•......•..... I .. • ••••.. Temple••..•.•... 2991Kansas City .•... Robert E. Harvey .,. Herbert W. Crowder, 1208 N.W. 57th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64118 ...................... I .. • • . . . .. Ceeile Daylight••. 3061Kansas City ..... Jack W. Danner ..... John K. Smith. 2705 Sterlin2'. Independence, Mo. 64052 .....•..•.....•...... , I RuraL .•••..•.... 3161Kansas City ..... Fel'yl M. Dickerson .. Howard B. Blanchard, 3339 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64109 ..•...•.•..•..•.••..... I . Gate City ....•... 5221 KanslUl CIty..... D. D. Hammontree .. Frank H. Nitz, 903 Harrison St., Kansas City, Mo. 64106 ...................... Orient ........... 6461Kansas City ..... William J. Smith .... A. L. Hall, 903 Harrison, Kansas City, Mo. 64106 .. Ben C. Eisman, 9805 Locust St., Apt. 303, South Gate •.•.•.. 6471Kansas City ..... Dale T. Anderson .. " Kansas City. Mo. 64131 ••............•........ I Harry M. Thompson, 6235 Peery Ave., Sheffield .•••••... 626/Kansas City •.... Jimmie T. Cox ...... " Kansas City, Mo. 64126 ..•.....•••.••.......•. Northeast ..•.•.. 6431 Kansas City.•••• E. L. Fisher, Jr..... Lee Marion Campben, 6001 E. 8th, Kansas City, Mo. 64126 ..•••••.......••••..••. Clay .••..••... Alpha.••••••.... 669jN. Kansas City .. Dennis L. Watson ... Willis R. Hunt, 6817 Barnes St., NE, Kansas City, Mo. 64119..•..•.....••.•..•.. " . I

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James T. Smith ..... Mabrey J. Howery ... Stanley Duncan ..... Lloyd R. Finney .....

W. H. Miller, Box 5, Arrow Rock, Mo. 65320 ....•• William E. Summers, Gilliam, Mo. 65330 ........ Wilbur L. Hains, Rt. I, Miami, Mo. 65344 ....... Thomas W. Lingle, 621 N. Franklin, Marshall, Mo. 6534{) ........•..•...........••. Burdett Hemme ..... Emil O. Rippley, 404 Main St., I Sweet Springs, Mo. 65351 ..................... 518iBlackburn ....... H. W. Rehkop, Sr.... George W. Borchers, 615 N. Main, Blackburn, Mo. 65321 ......................... I 560INelson .......... Robert V. Jeffers .... Everett J. Steed, Rt. 2, Nelson, Mo. 65347 .......

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TWENTY·SIXTH DISTRICT-RAYMOND E. LEE, D.D.G.M., 509 Texas' Ave., Columbia, Mo. 65201 Boone

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Gerald Lotton . Billy Joe Prater, Rt. I, Box 8A, Truxton, Mo. 63381. , i Wellsville •...•... 194jWellsville..... .. W. A. Boettcher, Jr.. R. R. Peveler, Box 47, Wellsville, Mo. 63384 Montgomery ..•.. 246 Montgomery City F. Pat Wyatt . David O. Morrow, 314 N. Harper, Montgomery City, Mo. 63361 I 4571Jonesburg • • • • • .. Gene M. Jeffrey ..... Emil L. Meyer, Rt. I, High Hill, Mo. 63350 492 McKittrick W. R. Rauschelbach .. S. E. Muehl, Box 413. Rhineland, Mo. 65069

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21St. Louis ••...... F. O. W. Beckmann. Harry C. Ploetze, 5417 Donovan Ave., I St. Louis, Mo. 63109 ......................... 2nd & 4th Th. 2518t. Louis ..•..... Charles L. Bowers ... Rudolph G. Brock, 2719 Ashby Road, I St. Louis. Mo. 63114 ........................ 2nd & 4th Th. 791St. Louis •.•..... Robert C. Peller ..... Fred O. Hahn. 780 Jerome La.• Cahokia, Ill. 62206. 1st & 3rdFri. 21818t. Louis ..•..... Ivan D. Dirickson ... Willard W. Boenzle, Rt. 1. Box 158, Imperial, Mo. 63052. . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . • . . . . . . .. 1st & 8rd Sat. 82318t. Louis •.••.... Harry Kublin ....... Eugene J. Brandemour, 4414 Bonfils Dr., I Bridgeton, Mo. 63044........................ 1st & 3rd Mon. 8471St. Louis ••..•.•. Wayne L. Bridges ... Elmer H. Gerlitz, 4736 Morestead Dr., I . St. Louis, Mo. 63128 ......................... 2nd Tu. 4161St. Louis ........ Wayne E. McClam ... Larry J. Dreppard. 9862 Coventry Lane, I S I H B St. Louis, Mo. 63123 ......................... 2nd & 4th Sat. 4601St. Louis........ tan ey . remer.. Arthur E. Bush. 7458 Leadale Dr., I R B St. Louis, Mo. 63133 .......................... 2nd & 4th Wed. 4991St. Louis........ ay A. eardon ..... Thomas O. Edison, 1525 Louisville Ave., I St. Louis, Mo. 63139. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1st & 3rd Mon. 5201St. Louis ........ Harold W. Bush ..... James E. Winterton, Jr., 5003 Mardel Ave., I St. Louis, Mo. 63109. . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . .. 2nd & 4th Tu. 544ISt. Louis .••••... R. L. Willis III ...... Elmer L. Fowler, 5208 Alabama Ave., I St. Louis, Mo. 63111. ........................ , 2nd & 4th Fri. 5761St. Louis ••...... Leonard M. Endicott. Wilfred H. Endicott, 7210 Devonshire Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63119. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2nd & 4th Tu. 6261St. Louis .••..... Maurice J. Snelson .. Harry R. Becker. 6943 Mardel Ave., I St. Louis, Mo. 63109 ......................... 2nd & 4th Wed. 68SISt. Louis •....... Paul H. Cotton ...... Raymond C. Scott, 6309 Lucille Ave., I St. Louis, Mo. 63136 .......................... 2nd & 4th Fri. 6411St. Louis ........ K. R. yarbrough .... Robert G. Gerber. 5263 Camelot Estates Dr., I Mehlville. Mo. 63129 .......................... 2nd & 4th Th. 642\St. Louis .••••... Meyer M. Tonopoi-,ky Albert Kr~use. 6842 Corbitt Ave., St. LOUIS, Mo. 63130. . . . . . . . • . . . . . • . • • . . . . . . . 1st & 3rd Th.

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Secretary-Name and Address Master Clifford A. Reed ..... Glenn Ames. 1003 Rock Road. De Soto. Mo. 63020. Donald L. Webb ..... Frank O. Phillips, Rt. 1. Box 194• Cedar Hill, Mo. 63016 ......•.................. " Donald W. Raebel. .. A. W. Lashley. 400 9th St., Crystal City. Mo. 63019 " Norman R. Clerc .... Henry A. Hartoebben, 4319 Sinnwell Drive. St. Louis. Mo. 63123 ..............•........... I Jefferson ..... Arnold ..•...•... 673lArnold .•••...... Carl P. Brown ...... John J. Wilson. 2356 Lonedell Rd.• Arnold. Mo. 63010 ..............•............ I St. Francois ... BlackwelL •.••.•. 535~Blackwell....... Raymond J. Horton. WinthaL. Henry, Rt. 2, Box 108, De Soto, Mo. 63020 ..•..••••........•......... Washington ... Tyro ............ 12 Caledonia ..•.... Charles F. Sutton ... Thomas F. Wright, Box 115. Caledonia. Mo. 63631.

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FORTY·NINTH DISTRICT-LEE DALTON. D.D.G.M.. Rt. 1. Box 6. Sturdivant. Mo. 63782 BOllinger ..•.../ TroweL......... 440lMarble Hill ••.••. Clifford A. Rooker ,. . Zalma........... 545 Zalma.. • •• . . .•. Dale E. Smith CapeGirardeau St. Mark's....... 931Cape Girardeau .. W. H. Stickler, Jr

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Iron ..•.•.•.. Star of the West.. 13311ronton......... William H. Scott.... Daniel N. Marsh, Route I, Arcadia, Mo. 63621.. Mosaic.......... S51IBelleview....... Olin L. Wigger Ralph A. Trask. Belleview, Mo. 63623 .. Madison...... Marcus.......... 110/FrederiCktown ••. Donald L. Trabue Harold B. Combs, Box 375, Fredericktown, Mo. 63645 •••••••••••••••.•••• St. Francois Bismarck........ 41 Bismarck ..•••.. Donald E. Cox Milton C. Brune, 800 Sherwood Dr., Bismarck, Mo. 63624 .....•••••.......•..... " Farmintrton..... 132 Farmington •.••• Jerry L. Chatman ... Wm. O. Haynes, 9 Short St.• . I Farmington. Mo. 63640. . • . . • • . • . . • . . . • • • . . • .• Ionic............ 154IDesloge.•.•••••• Robert E. Oder Floyd H. Buckner. P.O. Box 546. I Desloge, Mo. 63601. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. St. Francois ..•••. 234ILibertyVille Lee Roy Nichols P. Vincent Kinkead, Rt. 2, Box' 243, Farmington, Mo. 63640... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Samaritan •••.••. 424 Bonne Terre •.••. Richard G. Wallace .. Alvin E. Gerstenschlager, 316 N. Division St., I Bonne Terre, Mo. 63628. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Pendleton ........ 5511Doe Run ........ George E. Higbee .... Theodore L. Barnhouse, P.O. Box I, I Doe Run. Mo. 63637. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Leadwood .••.•••. 598 ILeadwood ••••••• Lee E. Glore........ Marvin L. Poston, 313 Station St., I Leadwood, Mo. 63653. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Elvins •••••••••.• 5991Flat River •••.••. Lindell H. Kennon R. F. Rodg~rs, 110 Hampton. Elvina, Mo. 63639 ..• Ste. Genevieve. Saline........... 2261St. Mary's •••••.. Ronald L. Moran Dwight Snuth, 439 N. West St.• I Perryville, Mo. 63775 .......•.................

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FIFTY·NINTH DISTRICT-JAMES N. ALI.ISON. D.D.G.M.. 609 D Red Bud Drive, Lee's Summit Mo. 64063 76lIndependence•••. Jewel L. Short ...... Charles E. Chaney, Box 454, I Independence, Mo. 64051 ..................... Summit .••.•••.•. 263jLee's Summit.•.. Thayne H. Steyer .... J. Harvey Wilson, 104 O'Brien Rd., Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063 ..•........•.....•..•. I McDonald.•..•.•. 3241Independence ••.. Bl'uce C. Jackson .... Charles D. LeMasters, Rt. 2, Box 211, Blue Springs, Mo. 64015 ..................... I Blue Springs .•••. 3371Blue Springs .... Richard O. Fagan ... Glenn Ervin Means. 2913 Castle Dr.• Blue Springs, Mo. 64015 ................•...• Raytown .••••••.. 391/Raytown.... '" . Robert S. Bailey ..... D. L. Gregory, Box 9891. Raytown, Mo. 64183 •...• Christian .•..••.. 89210ak Grove ...•••. James W. Cogan .... Jack E. Perry, 1220 Broadway, Oak Grove, Mo. 64075 ........................ I Buckner•.•••..•• 501\Buckner...••••• Elwood J. Chancellor Norman M. Husted, Rt. I, Box 460, Buckner, Mo. 64106 ........................• Mt. Washington .. 614lIndependence .••. Edwin L. Cole....... James Nathan Johnson, 625 S. Ash, Independence. Mo. 64053 ...................... <lrandview •••.••. 618 Grandview •.•.•. Paul B. Andrew ..... Hobart M. Poyser, 11907 Fuller Ave., Grandview, Mo. 64030 ........................ I Grain Valley ..... 644 IGrain Valley ..... Bobbie J. Bonner .... Ed E. Reed, Jr.. Rt. I, Grain Valley, Mo. 64029.

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TO MISSOURI Grand Representative Fielding A. Poe. Jr.......... Edward E. Nixon.. Henrt F. Burkhead......... William H Chapman........ John W. AdaIllS............. D. Lear Tanner. . • • . • . • • • . •. Orrin Lundy .••.•••••••••••• Arlie A. Hall ..••.............•.......... Joseph W. Nickle William F. Jackson......... Lloyd S. Morgant Jr Thomas C. Hurt. . • . . • • • • . • •. O. Wesley Konering........ • . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Lloyd E. Poore ........•..•.. Nikola M. Jakovac.......... Joe Gailey. . • . . . . . . . . • • . • • .. ........................... James A. Noland, Jr........ A. C. Sodemann •..•..••••... Henry W. Fox ..•....•...... · Edward E. Wilson ..••.••.... . . •. . •. . . . . . . . • . . .• • •• . •. . •. Thomas B. Mather ...•••.•... Walter H. Baird............ Harold M. Jayne............ Walter L. Walker........... Eric Sonnich ..•..•..•••.•... J. M. Sellers................ Edwin W. Parker ...••.•••. •••••••••.••••••..•.••..•.. Gervis H. Thurman Bruce H. Hunt ..••.•..•..... Lester E. Schultz........... John Rich. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Harold O. Grauel. . . . . . . . . . .. Thos. J. Davis, Jr........... Harold C. Smith. . . . . . . . . . . •. James D. Sutton ...••...•••• Harry C. Ploetze. .• .• . . . . . .. Walter J. Simon ..••.••...... Walter C. Ploeser ..•..•.....

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A MASONIC REVIEW By BRUCE He HUNT. P.G.Me We hope there is an advantage in presenting a review of things Masonic for the thirteenth time, for that is exactly what we do now. During those years we have strived to present the highlights of happenings in other jurisdictions, as they appeared to relate to our own endeavors. During those years we have witnessed a steady decline in membership in the United States of America. There have been those few jurisdictions who consistently reported gains, but these were not enough to offset the heavy losses in the other areas of the country. vVe have tried, with little success, to locate the brighter side of our condition. We have heard a great deal about the shift in population from rural to urban, and how this has affected lodge membership. We have heard serious discussions about how suburban developments have attracted businesses, churches and schools, but in few cases have lodges continued the time-honored pattern of following after them. The next question inevitably is, "Why?" We have heard and read a great deal about changes that are taking place in our society. In fact, we have heard so many that we wonder if anyone really knows. We heard one well-informed philosopher describe how we represented the first people on this planet to witness the change from one civilization to another. He suggested that of the some 21 civilizations known to history ours was the first inhabitants of earth to actually witness the transition from one to another in the same lifespan. He suggested that we are witnessing the end of the "'Industrial Civilization," and the beginning of the "Post Industrial Civilization." His reasons were many, and well calculated to inspire all of us to reassess our own commitments and responsibilities. How does all this concern us as Freemasons? The Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, W. Bro. James Ingram Reynolds, was asked, "What Is Freemasonry?" In part his reply was: In my effort to give him not only a prompt, but also, a correct answer to that question, I became cognizant of the fact that the mere receiving of the degrees of Freemasonry, until the lessons we receive in those degrees are put into practical application in our daily living and association with our fellowman, no more makes of a man a Master Mason, than the joining of a musical club makes a man a musician. Rather, it places him in a position, that by earnest study and application of those great truths, to make of himself a Master Mason. In my opinion, Freemasonry is a science which is engaged in the search after divine truth and which employs symbolism as its methods of instruction. Freemasonry is the search after truth, and that ~ruth is the unity of God and the Immortality of the Soul. Ideas of the nature of God and the nature of man are always interdependent. All philosophy must have a beginning point. The beginning point of the philosophy of Freemasonry is an uq.faltering belief in Almighty God, the Grand Architect, Creator, and Ruler of the universe. Closely following this fundamental belief is an equally important belief in the spiritual brotherhood of man, the supreme worth of man, and his capacity to achieve a higher level of perfection through education and training.


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He also said: The world knows but little of the teachings of Masonry, and nothing of what transpires behind tiled doors. The world will judge Masonry by the men who are known to be Masons. If the world sees that Masons are men of kindly hearts and helpful deeds and are men who have been weighed in tne balances and found' not wanting; if the world sees we are men of reverence and faith, who, with our trust in God, seek to discharge every obligation, and to have a conscience void of offense toward God and man; then, and only then, may we be sure that the world will honor Freemasonry. We believe with him that each Mason must know himself: If each of us truly knows himself and lives according to the tenents 'of our Fraternity and faithfully follows its teachings, then similar words may be applied to us as were by Plato to his teacher, Socrates, "such was the death of our friend, the best man I think that I have ever known, the wisest too, and the most just."

Truly, my brethren, Freemasonry is rooted in the midst of antiquity, and points to God and to eternity. It is past, it is present, and it is future: it belongs to the ages. It circles the globe, yet it stands in the crossroads of the world. It is steeped in tradition, it is traced in the pages of history. It has rites and words that have beauty, symmetry, and rhythm. It has knowledge, secrets and wisdom locked in its bosom, and it gives these to men who come to it desiring them in their hearts. It places upon its altars Holy Writ and turns to Deity in prayer. It holds a square and compass in its hands, and contemplates a line from earth unto heaven. It speculates with all the tools of Operative Masonry, and translates their usages into moral values and spiritual buildings. It makes builders of men who are willing, and gives them its tools tha~ they may work. It awaits all free men of lawful age and good report and solicits none. It admits them of their own free will and accord, and teaches them brotherhood and unity. It answers the cry of the orphan, it renders aid to the sick, the suffering and the distressed. It stoops to raise fallen brethren; it also casts out the unworthy. It commits to the earth brethren who travel to that undiscovered country. It pauses at that moment at the ravages of time as it stands at the threshold of eternity. It is a way of life that teaches immortality; it raises men from darkness unto light. All of us, perhaps, have been asked the question, "Are you a Mason?" Tome: A man is a Mason when he can look out over the rivers, the hills, and the far horizon with a profound sense of his own littleness in the vast scheme of things, and yet have faith, hope, and courage. When he knows deep down in his heart that every man is as noble, as vile, as divine, and as diabolical as himself, and yet seeks to know, to love, and to forgive his fellowman. When he has learned how to make friends and how to keep them, but above all, how to keep friends with himself.


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When star-crowned trees and the glint of sunlight on flowing waters subdue him like the thoughts of one much loved and long dead. When he loves flowers, can hunt the birds without a gun, and feels the thrill of a forgotten joy when he ,hears the laugh of a little child. When he can see good in every faith that helps any man to take hold of higher things, and to see the majestic meaning of life, whatever the name of that faith may be. When he can look into a wayside puddle and see something besides mud and into the face of the most forlorn mortal and see something besides sin. When he has kept faith with himself, with his fellowman, but most of all, with his God. In his hand he holds a sword of evil, but in his heart a song. Glad to live because he has so much to live for, but not afraid to die. Such a man is truly a Master Mason.

A MASON BY INVITATION Most of our brethren would be shocked if we suggested that we might consider extending invitations to those whom we consider qualified to become Freemasons. Our ritual poses a question concerning "unbiased by the improper solicitation," etc. to which our candidates are required to answer. The real key to this question may be the word, "improper." It may, and quite likely has' been for many decades, grossly misunderstood by American Masons. We are reliably informed that in the United Grand Lodge of England, which we like to refer as the "Mother Grand Lodge of the World," Masons are' permitted to extend "proper" invitations to carefully selected men whom the individual members may deem' worthy. MICHIGAN: To suppor~ our contention, we are most happy to quote our good friend~ J. Fairbairn Smith, from his Fraternal Relations Committee Report to the Grand Lodge: A MASON BY INVITATION,

A recent press report carried in The' Masonic Record' of London, England, shatters a long existent American theory that a non-Mason must ask for the privilege of being a Mason. Under the heading "Masonic Workshop" by Stanley ' W. Lovell, P.A.G.D.C., We read: "In order to understand the origin of our ritual we must know something of the early days ol our society and the circumstances responsible for its birth. "The story begins in the Middle Ages when, owing to the altered conditions of trade, the old guilds were rapidly outliving their usefulness. Many died out, but in the middle of the seventeenth century the London Masons decided to follow the example of the Scottish Lodges, and introduced honorary members. "In 1717, fOUT Masons' lodges, meeting in public houses, decided to band themselves into a Grand Lodge of Freemasonry. At the meeting, which was held at the Apple Tree Tavern, Covent Garden, the honorary members took control, and Speculative as opposed to Operative Masonry became Supreme." Further research reveals that Dr. Fifield Dassigny, author of the 1743 Enquiry into Freemasonry in the Kingdom of Ireland, agrees that the invitation method was prevalent long before the advent of Speculative Masonry. We quote from a marginal notation made by Fifield on page 17, as follows: "In another manuscript more ancient we read, that when the Masters and Wardens meet in a lodge, if need be, the sheriff of the County, Mayor of the city or an alderman of the town, in which the congregation is held should be made fellow and sociate to the Master, in help of him against rebells and for up bearing the rights of the realm." Some two years ago in conversation with several prominent officials of the United


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Grand Lodge of England we were assured that new Freemasons are made largely because of the privilege of invitation and we can readily understand that this must be so, since there is never an outward visible sign of being a Mason to be found on the clothing of the membership that could be discernible or intelligible to the Profane.

BALLOT BOX TEXAS: The Grand Master of Texas described how to pass the ballot box, and gave his authority therefor. He ruled as follows: The proper procedure for passing the ballot box is for the Senior Deacon to carry the ballot box to the Worshipful Master, the Senior Warden, the Junior Warden and Secretary. Then the Senior Deacon places the ballot box upon the Altar and votes; he steps back six (6) steps and faces South while the other brethren vote; and any additional passing of the ballot is an innovation to Grand Lodge Laws.

BICENTENNIAL Nearly every proceedings we have reviewed contains some reference to the 1976 celebration of the Bicentennial of the United States of America. Every Grand Lodge plans some form of celebration. VERMONT: The 1976 Celebration Committee in the Grand Lodge of Vermont has a number of good ideas, but was somewhat hesitant to make one recommendation: Another suggestion was that we have a national speaker, someone of national renown, such as when the Scottish Rite had Gerry Ford from Washington come up here. I understand that was a very successful gathering. I don't know whether. after Watergate they will have anybody we want or not, but we will see how time works out on this.

INDIANA: The Grand Lodge of Indiana is making elaborate plans to celebrate properly the Bicentennial in 1975 and 1976. Here are a few of their plans in Indiana: Official Observance-It will be remembered that the program adopted by Grand Lodge in 1971 provided for an official observance to begin April 18, 1975 and continue through July 4, 1976. Plans are being made for two colorful and memorable annual meetings of Grand Lodge-those in 1975 and 1976. Lodge Bicentennial Committees-Very little progress in this area. For two years we have used "gentle persuasion," asking the Worshipful Master of each lod~e to appoint a Lodge Bicentennial Committee. We are still about 150 short. Historical Markers-Markers have been erected at three historic sites: in Millersville, Laurel, and Salem. During the year now beginning we expect to erect three more: at Bridgeport, Cutler and Moores Hill. Dedication of Flagpole-At this annual meeting a 50-foot flagpole will be dedicated on the lawn south of the Indianapolis Masonic Temple in a thrilling, neverto-be-forgotten ceremony. Collection of Flags-Your Commission has placed an order for a nylon, 13-star colonial flag, complete with staff and base, to be added to our already impressive collection of flags. The eight yet to be acquired are: Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and South Carolina; It is hoped that all eight will be donated. Summit City Lodge No. 170, Fort Wayne, was the first lodge to contribute to this project.


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"Dressing up "-A special dues card with Bicentennial theme is being designed for use in 1975 and 1976. We have approved an artist's design for a Grand Lodge letterhead to be used during the Bicentennial. New cover designs for The Indiana Freemason also have been approved and are now in the final stages of preparation. The new covers will use the Bicentennial theme. We have ordered 100,000 emblematic seals, in color, featuring Indiana's Masonic observance of the Bicentennial. These will be available in 1974 for lodges and other Masonic groups desiring them, for use on letterheads and envelopes. The Grand Lodge office will purchase and use a commemorative postage meter line. n. DESIGNS ON THE TRESTLEBOARD Heritage Tours-M.W. Bro. Charles R. Brown, P.G.M., is chairman of a subcommittee to explore the possibility of several Masonic Heritage tours; for example, a Boston-Charles Town-Lexington-Concord Tour; a Philadelphia-Brandywine-Valley Forge Tour, and a WiIliamsburg-Yorktown-Richmond Tour. Lodge Visitations-Vincennes Lodge No. I is in correspondence with American Union Lodge No. I at Marietta, Ohio, arranging an interchange of visitations during the Bicentennial year. In the very early stages of planning is a proposal whereby a lodge in each of the Thirteen Original States having roots in the colonial period would invite an Indiana lodge to pay a visit during the I5-month observance. Further details will be announced as the plan is developed. Official Grand Lodge-Sponsored Events-It is anticipated that these events will be held at four, or possibly five, locations, well distributed geographically. The time, place and nature of the programs will be announced in due time. The committee continued with other plans, many of which are still in the making: III. STILL IN THE "TALKING STACE"

Still in the "talking stage" are several exciting ideas that mayor may not materialize. Some of them are plans that are being explored in other jurisdictions. For example: Production of a 27-minute motion picture, in color, now being considered by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. If completed, copies for showing in Indiana would become available. Research leading to reconstructed degrees as conferred in colonial lodges now going on in New York. If this project is completed, we are assured that favorable consideration will be given Indiana groups that may want to confer a degree in the colonial style and using colonial costumes. Pennsylvania will be asking all other states in the Union to assemble historical exhibits for display during a portion of the Bicentennial in individual booths in the banquet hall of the great Masonic Temple in Philadelphia. Here at home, important decisions will have to be made regarding our own Indiana program. How far shall we attempt to go? How far can we go with available funds and manpower? A celebration in every lodge? Or one to every county? Or should adjacent counties combine their forces? To be realistic, we must admit that to provide a speakers' service that would encompass everyone of 550 lodges, and to furnish "package programs" for every lodge is not possible, considering our present resources in both money and manpower. During the coming year your Historical Commission will explore all avenues in rclation to the extent and nature of our program.


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IV. WHAT YOU CAN DO-NOW

To the question, "What can we do-now?" the answer is simple and direct: 1. Appoint your Lodge Bicentennial Committee. 2. Remember, the goal is a flagpole or flagstaff on every Masonic temple and Masonic hall in Indiana, with the colors flying daily. 3. Refurbish your hall or temple, inside and outside, putting it in the best and most attractive condition. 4. Scottish Rite and York Rite bodies can begin now to make plans for "Spirit of '76" Convocations or Festivals during the official 15-month observance. Fraternally submitted, THE GRAND LODGE HISTORICAL COMMISSION

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BROTHERHOOD IN ACTION CONNECTICUT: The following is reported from the report of the Committee on Brotherhood in Action to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. We choose not to comment. At one most stimulating meeting, attended by the state heads and committee members of the four B.LA. Organizations, it was the consensus of opinion by all in attendance, that a lack of communications was a factor for the breakdown of brotherhood activities throughout our state. From that meeting has come the monthly "Newsletter" which relates all the B.LA. activities throughout the state that are made available to all. This "Newsletter" is received monthly by all Worshipful Masters of our constituent lodges and Prince Hall Affiliates, Grand Knights of the Knights of Columbus and President B'nai B'rith. This publication is to be read at meetings after its receipt and should be made available for the perusal of all members of these four organizations.

BUILDINGS COLORADO: The Grand Lodge of Colorado is negotiating with El Paso Lodge No. 13, located at Colorado Springs to take a 99-year lease on a piece of land for the路 purpose of erecting a Grand Lodge building. The same would house the Grand Lodge Offices, the Library and Museum. It is reported that this can be done without increasing the per capita tax. RHODE ISLAND: Free Mason's Hall, Providence, is facing difficulties with its maintenance and upkeep: The financial problems that beset Free Mason's Hall Company have a long history-too long to recount here. In 1963 the decision of the various bodies meeting at 127 Dorrance Street was to modernize this building and remain as tenants for a period of ten years and during that ten-year period decide on what the next move should be. At this point in time, just a little more than one month from the end of that ten-year period there appears to be a variety of decisions and some lack of decisions. The tenants of the building are: Six symbolic lodges, a Royal Arch chapter, a council, a commandery, the Scottish Rite and the Grand Lodge. The present rents received by Free Masons Hall Company from these tenants is not sufficient to pay the cost of the operation and maintenance of this building. It has been necessary for Free Masons Hall Company to borrow money to supplement the rent fees.

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and stones--it is made of people, and we should be far more concerned with what happens to them than to their buildings. VERMONT: The Grand Lodge of Vermont has a Masonic Temple problem: The past year has once again been one of troublesome annoyances for your Trustees in the maintenance路 and operations of our Masonic Temple here in Burlington. We were not faced with any major repairs but we did encounter situations which resulted in expensive minor repairs or upkeep. While the year passed without any trouble with the Lomar Property, one of our store tenants, the Church Street Pharmacy, Inc., ceased its operations on February 17, 1973. The York Rites, who rent the fourth floor, are having financial difficulties and may be unable to meet their rent payments. A detailed report will be given in connection with these matters by the Trustees in their Annual Report. You, the voting members of the Grand Lodge of Vermont, will be called upon to consider the recommendations of your Trustees presented at the 1972 Annual Communication and laid upon the路 table for one year. It is to be considered at the 1973 Annual Communication and it is relative to the disposal of the Temple here in Burlington, should an available opportunity present itself, at a right price, of course. It should be stated that at this time, there are no prospective buyers to the knowledge of your Trustees.

CENTENNIAL WYOMING: The Grand Lodge of Wyoming celebrates its centennial this year. It is being observed in many ways. Souvenirs are being sold, lapel pins are available, and pageantry is being observed in several ways.

CHARITY COLORADO: Freemasons are expected to be charitable. The greatest amount of charity is not dispensed by lodges, but by individual members. We like to believe that the influence of Freeinasonry has contributed to their attitude to be charitable. The Grand Lodge of Colorado, through its Benevolent Fund Association, dispenses large amounts of charity. This is highly commendable, and the following is a portion of the latest report: The $82,210.84 paid to, or for beneficiaries was distributed as follows: 32 disabled Master Masons 8 aged Master Masons 37 widows of Master Masons 1 son of a Master Mason 2 daughters of Master Masons 2 widows of Master Masons with children

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'The number of cases handled in fiscal 1972 was 82. Beneficiaries of 66 cases resided in Colorado and 16 in other states. All of course, were members of Colorado lodges or relatives of such members. MAINE: The Grand Master of Maine sent not only a Christmas card to all recipients of Grand Lodge relief prior to Christmas that year, but a $10.00 gift as well.


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The Grand Master sent a Christmas card together with a check for ten dollars to each person to whom relief had been granted prior to the Christmas date. This custom has been followed since 1956.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT OHIO: The Committee on State of the Craft reported in part to the Grand Lodge on its feeling concerning lodge involvement in community affairs. We agree that such is quite important and highly desirable: Some members of the committee expressed the feeling that some Masonic temples, particularly in small or intermediate communities, were creating an image of a "place of isolation." A place where a small number of men meet on occasion, in secret, and having no part in the social or civic structure of the community. Until a few years ago the Grand Lodge Code prevented a lodge from joining with other organizations or groups in civic or patriotic events. At the suggestion of this committee this restriction was eliminated. Lodges should be aware of that involvement in community affairs is important to create the proper image.

CONDITION OF THE CRAFT OKLAHOMA: The Grand Master of Oklahoma had many things to say about the general condition of the Fraternity. Here are a few of his comments: Many reasons for this growing condition have been brought to our attention but I believe the underlying factor is total change and reversal of social conditions. The foundation for our government, our churches, our schools and our Fraternity is the basic family unit. As long as they remain contented and strong the others will endure. It is not difficult to remember when every worthwhile community enterprise was fostered by the Masonic lodge and its community progress inspired members. Today we find our Masonic community leadership being replaced by the various civic organizations, who unlike Masonry, do not promote the church, the schools and the home, which is the basic foundation of our way of life. One of the principal drawbacks to Freemasonry today is that we think we arc smarter than its originators; those who in that past so dim and distant, that area so crude, uncivilized and unenlightened that we term it the "Dark Ages," did through the inspiration of God institute Freemasonry which has obtained its growth through the sole means of unsolicited application for its honors and mysteries and today stands four-square to the winds of adverse criticism. In short the tendency of the time has produced an ever-widening trend toward transferring services once performed by local Masonic lodges, over to the responsibility of community service groups, action groups, governmental agencies and paid employees. This trend has invaded our ranks until today the average Mason feels he is left with nothing to do in Masonry except to sit by and witness the conferring of an occasional degree, pay the usual bills and go home. Men rejoice in activity, and remain faithful to that only which they serve. Apostasy from the home, the church and patriotism has, in a roundabout way, created this dereliction to the lodge and of the teachings of Freemasonry and has and will continue to be the result of professionalizing in the home, church, school and community those activities designed by an All-wise Creator to be used as the instrumentalities of His discipline and training of His people.


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CONTINUOUS MEMBERSHIP AFTER SUSPENSION OR DIMISSION DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: As an added inducement, the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia amended its position of reinstatement or affiliation during one year following dimission or suspension N.P.D. Continuous credit for membership shall be given to those of this jurisdiction who are dropped for nonpayment of dues if they are automatically reinstated by paying the arrearages within one year from the time he was dropped and continuous credit for membership shall be given to a brother with a dimit if he affiliates with a lodge in this jurisdiction within one year from the date his dimit was issued.

CORNERSTONE CALIFORNIA: The Grand Lodge of California adopted the following preamble to the cornerstone-laying ceremony: PREAMBLE TO CORNERSTONE CEREMONY

The ceremony which you are about to witness is one which has been employed for many centuries in the laying of cornerstones. Operative Masons are credited with the ceremonial laying of cornerstones from time immemorial. They had, and our present day Speculative or Philosophical Masons have, a ceremony which originated before any record was kept. As far back as Biblical times, the words, cornerstone and foundation stone, had become so commonplace that they were used in the Old Testament in both a figurative and literal sense. We read in Isaiah 28: 16: "Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation," and in the book of Job, the Lord posed the rhetorical question to Job, concerning the earth; "''''ho laid the cornerstone thereof; when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" The cornerstone of an edifice in ancient times was laid in the northeast corner of what was to be the building, and the stone to be laid had to be the most perfect that the builders' art could produce. Each surface of the stone was at a 90 degree angle relative to each adjacent surface, thus it was considered to be square, or

true. From it, and upon it, radiated the structure which formed the walls, and eventually the roof of the edifice. It was truly and literally, foundation stone. With modern building construction, cornerstones are now symbolic rather than functional. They are frequently laid when the building is complete, and oft times are simply wall plaques or nameplates, placed in a wall, or in the floor of an approach. Some people are naturally curious as to why Masonic lodges are chosen to perform cornerstone ceremonies. We feel it both proper and fitting for Masons to participate in such ceremonies, because traditionally and historically, Masons are builders: From those Operative Masons of the Middle ages, who constructed stately cathedrals and other magnificent edifices, some of which still stand today; to the modern Speculative, or symbolically attuned Masons who are builders of character in men. Today's ceremony is identical to that which was used by George Washington in 1792, when acting as Grand Master of Masons in Maryland, he laid the cornerstone of our Nation's Capitol in Washington. It is also the same as that used by the Grand Lodge of California in 1861 to lay the cornerstone of our State Capitol building in Sacramento.


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Through the years this cornerstone ceremony has remained unchanged, and its beautiful symbolism is as meaningfUl today as in ages past. To some, the words you are about to hear in this ceremony may be meaningless; but if each of you will listen carefully and think about these words as they are spoken, you will find them fraught with significance, expressing a beautiful concept and philosophy.

DEMOLAY MISSISSIPPI: The Grand Lodge of Mississippi heard the following statement from its DeMolay Foundation: The Mississippi DeMolay Foundation was organized and chartered in 1966. The then Sovereign Grand Commander of Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, Luther A. Smith, 33 0 , P.G.M. made the first contribution to the Foundation of $1,000. Since it was organized, we have contributed $200 to help organize a DeMolay Chapter in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and $200 to organize one in Long Beach, Mississippi. We also sent a check for $300 to 路Bro. Haywood Hooker, Executive Officer, to help with his expenses. We have on hand now $4,000 Certificates of Investment 5~% and $1,265.67 checking account. We need to receive the interest on $50,000 in order to have enough income to really help the Order of DeMolay in a meaningful financial way. The Grand Lodge voted $2,500 for the use of the DeMolay Foundation. NEW MEXICO: The DeMolay Committee sent out a survey of lodges containing 22 questions. The answers to the first five are listed below: 1. Rating of the Advisory Boards showed 132 rated as good, seven as fair and nine as poor. The Advisory Board membership varied from seven to 16 with ten being the average. 2. All reports indicated. the DeMolay Chapters were using the lodge room for meetings. 3. Charges for the use of the lodge varied from zero to $200 per year. One lodge charges $1.00 per meeting, another $60.00 per year and two lodges charge $200 per year. 4. Chapter meetings varied from 24 to 50 per year plus installations. Most chapters meet twice a month. 5. Chapter attendance of Masters varied from four ieros to as many as 24.

VERMONT: After a recommendation of the Grand Master, approval by the Finance Committee and discussion by the membership, a resolution was adopted by a 174 to 19 vote to add 25 cents per capita for the support of the Order of DeMolay in Vermont.

DOUBLOONS LOUISIANA: The Grand Lodge of Louisiana has several commemorative medallions of gold anodized aluminum doubloons on hand: We, your committee, wish to report that since the month of August 1967, when we received permission from then Grand Master, Brother A. J. Lewis, to have a medallion or doubloon made showing the George Washington: Statue in New Orleans on one side and the Sesquicentennial Celebration Of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana on the other side, we have placed on the market a sufficient number of the silver, two-tone bronze, and gold anodized aluminum doubloons. Since that time, we have from our net proceeds, given over to the Masonic Home Educational Foundation, Inc., a total of $4,385.73.


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lVe have exhausted the supply of silver sets. lVe have several thousands of the gold anodized aluminum ones. The aluminum doubloons sell for two for one dollar. We again suggest to the lodges, any individuals who care to purchase the anodized aluminum doubloons, that they make a very fine prize for attendance. They also make a very fine presentation to Past Masters on Past Master's Night and on Ladies' Night, they could be distributed to all of the ladies present, or any other special occasion. We seriously commend this to the attention of all of the lodges, in order that we may finally dispose of what we have and send the money to the Masonic Home Educational Foundation, Inc.

DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY TEXAS: R.W. Brother Harvey C. Byrd, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Texas, made these comments on the duties of a secretary, which we deem highly appropriate, and unusually well prepared: The lodge secretary shall perform such duties as are prescribed by law or directed by the lodge, and shall include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. To make a correct record of that which is proper to be written pertaining to the business of the lodge. 2. To make out dues notices and send them to the members of the lodge. Because of the current automation of membership records in the Grand Secretary's Office, it is anticipated that lodge secretaries will be provided with preprinted and pre-addressed membership dues notices and dues cards before too long. These will be sent directly to the secretary, for his use and will save him valuable time which he would ordinarily devote to the preparation of these notices. 3. To collect all revenues and credit the proper account for same. 4. To submit monthly reports to the Grand Secretary concerning membership increases and decreases that have occurred. Through the use of the Membership Change Forms, which are submitted monthly, the lodge secretary is able to do three things: (I) Add a member; (2) change a member's address; and (3) drop a member; and by using these regular monthly reports, the Grand Secretary's membership records and the mailing list for The Texas Freemason are maintained on a more current basis. The Membership Change Form has adequate spaces provided to correctly report any necessary change. The "Membership Increase" block must be checked if a member is added to your roll, the "Address Change" block indicates an address change only, while the "Membership Decrease" block is used to show a member dropped from the roll. On all "Membership Increase" reports, please show how the brother gained membership by inserting the date in the proper space. On the "Address Change" reports only the top half of the form will need completing, showing the member's new address. . The member's identification number must be shown on all "Address Changes" and "Membership Decreases." On all new members, gaining membership by affiliation from another Texas lodge, the identification number may be found in the roster of members. Those members affiliating from lodges outside Texas, new members receiving degrees, and reinstatements, who were suspended prior to 1971, will be assigned numbers upon receipt of the report. Each month lodge secretaries will receive a maintenance report showing all changes occurring during the month for their lodge. 5. To submit, prior to August 1 of each year, an annual report to the Grand Secretary covering membership to June 23, tog芦ther with the lodge dues. 6. To issue all Summonses; Certificates of Good Standing; Dimits; Waivers路 of JuriSdiction; and other notices as he may be directed.


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7. To make out and send to the Grand Secretary transcripts on appeals and restorations as provided by Law. 8. To keep his records open for inspection by members of the lodge, and by such other Masons as have good cause therefor, but not by those who are not Masons. 9. To submit his records for annual audit as provided in Article 284. 10. To provide, to all lodges in Concurrent Jurisdiction, lists of petitioners for the degrees and for Waivers of Jurisdiction. 11. To prepare an Annual Information Return Form 990, if the lodge is liable for same, and forward it to the Internal Revenue Service. Lodges are liable for this Form 990 only if their revenues from all sources is $5,000 or more. This would include dues, contributions, degree fees, rents, interest, etc. Lodges with fiscal years ending June 23, will use June 30 for this report only, and the Form 990 will be due by November 15. The duties outlined above certainly do not constitute the complete duties of the secretary. These are far too numerous to list, for his responsibilities extend beyond the limits of the lodge room.

ECUMENISM RHODE ISLAND: The Grand Master of Rhode Island lists a number of instances where he joined with the Knights of Columbus for a variety of reasons. He also visited a number of Masonic affairs during the year. All this was done in the belief that Freemasonry was demonstrating its belief in the "Brotherhood of Man." Here are some of the occasions: On September 24, 1972 I accompanied the officers of St. Johns Lodge No.1, Providence, to a public installation of officers of Dillon Council, Knights of Columbus. On October 8, 1972, with the Grand Marshal and our wives, I attended the Annual Banquet of the Knights of Columbus. On November 7, 1972 I participated in extending a welcome to Most Reverend Bishop Gelineau on the occasion of his visit to Harmony Lodge No.9. On November 24, 1972 R.W. Bro. Winston H. Leach, Deputy Grand Master, and M.W. Bro. Arthur R. Medley, Past Grand Master, represented this Grand Lodge in responding to an invitation from Most Reverend Bishop Gelineau to attend the Family Prayer Service held at the Providence Civic Center. These occasions of mutual recognition with our Roman Catholic friends are wonderful opportunities for us to demonstrate actively that we truly believe in the brotherhood of all men.

EDUCATION ALABAMA: The Grand Master of Alabama recommended that each District Lecturer strive for quarterly educational meetings, in addition to teaching the ritual: That each District Lecturer strive to have a district education meeting in his district at least every three months. This is not for ritualistic work, but to keep the Masters, wardens, secretaries and brethren informed and to answer any questions they might have about any part of Masonry.

NORTH CAROLINA: The report of the Special Committee on Grand Lodge Library made to the Grand Lodge of North Carolina by a well-known educator and past grand master of that jurisdiction known to us as one of the great minds in Masonry, contains many items of interest worthy of note. M.W. Bro. J. Edward Allen comments on the several good libraries now in


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use, and how Masonic literature ties in with Masonic education. He considers the "Average Mason," which he doubts exists, except on paper or in actuarial tables. He further presents his views on the variety of Masonic literature available to the student of the Craft. If the "Practice of Masonic Education" requires "Masonic Skill," he suggests that there are no simple answers to the questions. Masonic interest can be gained when the subject offers a challenge to the goals of Freemasonry. Interest must be accompanied by relevance. Of Freemasonry in 1973, he says: Many a speaker uses as his subject, either stated or implied, "The Changes in Life in the 1970s, U.S.A." There are such changes, many of which are spectacular, with the passing decades. As this reporter sees the picture from the time at which he became a Master Mason, 1908, to the time of his service as Grand Master to this Grand Lodge in 1939, and to the present, 1973. One such change which is worthy of note is that the customary net gains in membership over the years are now becoming net losses annually in the Grand Lodges of the United States. The net loss for the last year for which we have figures is some 40,000 members. We read that only the Grand Lodges of the Southeast plus a few scattering others show any net gains; and when the totals are seen, the loss in the United States is deplorably large in the reportable year. In North Carolina there are reported some 2,400 raisings with a net gain of some 600. Here is a very impressive challenge to us. There are among us some 5,000 Master Masons who are very young in the principles and practices of Masonry, its philosophy and its institutions. If we give these very young Masons the atmosphere and the reading material which will make them feel that they are a real part of something vital, something that has material by which they can expand, perhaps also something which they can read to enlarge Masonry-we can hold them as energetic members. Otherwise, they are inclined to downgrade the Masonry that they have entered, to ask themselves, "Why kill time in any situation as irrelevant as that?" Perhaps we can dispel such doubts and questionings. One can make it known clearly, "There is a place for Freemasonry among the good things of life." And the elevating influence that such a Mason can get from what is available to read, in addition to three books and the interest in the institutions, will be very great. If in the last year we showed a net gain of 600, we can prevent that from disappearing; can turn it into twice that. MASSACHUSETTS: The Department of Education in the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts issued a booklet, which they believe to be very helpful: "FREEMASONRY: A WAY OF LIFE"

This booklet, originally released just a year ago on December 8, 1971, has been accepted with enthusiasm throughout the Commonwealth and 40,000 copies have been distributed to date. A new edition has just been completed in a slightly smaller size, made especially to fit the small size envelopes (number 6i) used by the majority of lodges for mailing their monthly notices. The committee has continued to recommend that this booklet be widely distributed, so that Freemasonry will be communicated to promote the correct understanding of the principles of our Fraternity. This also has been emphasized as a part of the material that should be given to every pre-applicant. NEBRASKA: The Grand Master of Nebraska reported success with area meetings: We conducted some of our area meetings of 20 to 25 lodges calling for masters


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and wardens and other interested Master Masons with a dinner, including the ladies, concluding an afternoon meeting. We also conducted pilot meetings called Mini-Area Meetings, consisting normally of six lodges a piece of a tiled Table Lodge in the evening only with a light meal and holding our instruction at the Table Lodge. These pilot meetings held at various parts of the state were an unconditioned success. We had 100 per cent attendance in each case with joyful participation and fellowship. Our conclusion was that both type meetings were useful and necessary to the Nebraska Craft.

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is the greatest Masonic Shrine in the United States of America, supported by the unified efforts of Grand Lodges across the country. It is unnecessary here to praise this association, since those who read this are believed to be familiar with it. However, there may be some aspects of it that they do not know and may properly be said here. The greatest need at this time is to increase the Endowment Fund from its present value of less than $4,000,000 to at least $5,000,000. A year ago the value of the fund stood at approximately $3,500,000, and the energetic president of the Memorial, M.W. Raymond C. Ellis, P.G.M. of New York, was busily engaged in writing letters to Grand Masters and interested individuals across the nation in an effort to increase the amount. Typical of this effort are the following excerpts from two of his letters: This was written to R.'-V. Bro. ,Robert L. Morris of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia: In round numbers, we have an Endowment Fund today of about $3,500,000. The income therefrom is approximately $130,000. It costs $180,000 a year to maintain and operate the Memorial. This leaves an annual deficit of about $50,000. If the Grand Lodges, by 1976, would provide enough funds to bring the Endowment Fund to $5,000,000, we would be in reasonably sound financial position to overcome the deficit of some $50,000 and still add a little each year to the Endowment Fund. If we could raise the Endowment to $5,000,000 by 1976, we would have approximately $2,500,000 invested in high income securities which at a modest 6 per cent would give us an income of $150,000. The remaining $2,500,000 invested in common stock equities as a hedge against inflation at an assumed 3 per cent would give us an additional $75,000. Our total income would then be $225,000. Of course, with continued inflation, our expenses will gradually increase but we would hope that the $2,500,000 in common stocks would increase both in value and income sufficiently to offset rising costs of operation.

In another he said: Several procedures to effectuate this result were proposed and discussed. The two most important, which received unanimous approval, are as follows: I. A drive for 10,000 Honorary Members, at $100 per member, by February, 1976. This would be at the rate ,of 5,000 per year. There should be little difficulty in securing 10,000 Honorary Members among the 3,750,000 Masons in the United States over a two-year period. Of course, success will depend entirely upon the cooperation of the 49 Grand Lodges. 2. A drive for 1,000 contributions at the rate of $1,000 or more per contributor. This would be at the rate of 500 contributors per year; the names' of all con-


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tributing $1,000 or more to be listed on an imposing plaque in some prominent part of the Memorial.

These state~ents sum up r~ther well the present needs of the Memorial. In the Sunday edition of the Washington Star-News, Staff Writer Mary Anne Dolan, did ~ perfectly marvelous job of presenting the memorial to her readers. With proper credit to her, here is her article: A DISNEY WORLD OF MASONIC MEMORABILIA

Erected of enduring materials, our temple will stand throughout the ages. It will carry' to generations 'yet unborn . . . the message of human brotherhood. It will perpetuate the attributes路 Of self-denial, patriotism, love of 'coun-

try and fellowman, which were typified ,in the life and work of the great Mason, the masterbuilder of our nation-George Washington. " -":"Dedication by the George Washington Masonic Nation'al Memorial Association. It's not on any guided tour and, by Washington standards, very few people ever venture out to see it. But a free visit to the George 'Washington Masonic Memorial beats a trip~to Wonderland by manymushrOonls. As far as monuments to "self-denial" go, this one has to take the nine-tieredsugar-frosted-'rum cake, with raisins. Where else could you see, for instance: A complete life-size, replica of the crypt under King Solomon's Temple, including a forbidden glance at The Truth that lies behind the Ninth Arch? A magnificent wood-lined chapel, dedicated by the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar, that contains four stained .glass windows by Capitol artist Allyn Cox as well as a sword belonging to an Infidel-hating Knight Templar in the Crusades. ' The world's largest Persian rug worth $1 million, which took "old women and little children 80 years' of tying knots" to make. The George Washington family Bible. A huge assemblage of fezes. A rotating miniature Shrine parade cOmplete with 1,102 figures and a scale model of the Taj Mahal. The Grotto Room of the Mystic Order of the Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm with its Persian architecture and the Egyptian/Hebraic Royal Arch Room with its life-size replica (shown briefly' from behind sheer curtains) of the Ark of the Covenant. A library containing 1,000. books on Freemaso~ry, some of them 200 years old, and'the 6,OOO-volume private collection of the' Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of Montana, including The Book of Black Magic; The Encyclopedia of Occultism, and A Pictorial Guide to the Tarot. A vi,ew of Alexandria', the Poi:om~c andW~shington from a 333-foot high observation platform accompanied 'with advice' on compelling points 'of interest (J ohn Dean's h'ousc' and the vice' presIde'rit's residence "which he doesn't want to leave") ,'froin ~ pleasant vohint~'er tOl;l~ guide. I , ", , This' Harvef Wiley Corbett-designed nine~story Disrieyworld of Masonic memora~ ~il,ia' rese'mbling, as' if docs; a Idnd o(kid's .versio~ :0拢 The Daily Planet, 'is open'io the'public Monday through '.Sun~ay from' 9:00 'a.m'. t~ '5:00 p~m.. ,,'" ' " , It is cool and clean and exude's an exotic sense of othhworldliness:' ,Thereis ~,recq~dedomess~ge,cum )igh~ s,how,in nearly every room in .~he sevenfloor tower and ample infor.~,~t~on on, tp.e t~o grol~n~ f!oors. . ',-: l Though questions are fr'eely' answered' by the former and present Masons who staff.i.t, there, are certain mysteries which the casual visitor will never 'solve about the.memorial.!. (:: 1'\ _' 0

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For example: What Symbolic Masonry is all about. Why there are altars in nearly every room? The significance of various bejeweled robes, the "sanctum sanetorum," and the ever-present triple candle. Why all the talk of Zerubbabel, Euclid, Aethelstan and the Quatuor Coronati? Never mind. Even if your Alphabet of the Magi isn't in the greatest shape, the monumentfrom the 12 dioramas of the stages of George Washington's life to the multi-colored light bulb-illuminated Great Seal of the United States-is kitsch at its best. Also, within the New Hampshire granite walls of this little-known temple on King Street hides one of the most tasteful, spectacularly outfitted auditoriums in Washington. Some 40 years and $6 million have been spent so far on the construction of the still incomplete George Washington Memoria1. A further $1,000 a month is spent on electricity alone. In the end, one is prompted to judge it all well spent. For how else, after all, could you and I afford a summer's afternoon in Solomon's tomb?

HARRY S TRUMAN DELAWARE: The Grand Lodge of Delaware noted the passing of Harry S Truman. The memorial service in the Washington Cathedral was quoted: "We, thy people, Lord, do praise Thee for a fearless son of simple soil, our Brother Harry."

Probably as an appropriate eulogy as could be offered, and one we know would have pleased him. ILLINOIS: We find in the proceedings of Illinois: Since our session of a year ago American Masons have been deeply touched by the loss of a highly distinguished brother in the passing of Bro. Harry S Truman, Most Worshipful Past Grand Master of Missouri and former President of the United States. Brother Truman was indeed a working Mason. He served more than once as Worshipful Master of his lodge and also as its secretary. During his Masonic career he also held several offices in the Grand Lodge. He was recognized as an exemplar of the great truths taught by Freemasonry. His passing should bring to all of us a renewed sense of the value of Freemasonry in the building of lives that are both worthy and noteworthy.

INDIANA: The Necrology Report to the Grand Lodge of Indiana noted the passing of President Truman: Masonry in this country was deeply saddened when Harry S Truman, former President of the United States, and Past Grand Master of Masons in Missouri, passed away. Most Worshipful Brother Truman once said that being Grand Master was the highest honor he had received because, unlike the Presidency, he had not sought the office. Indiana Masonry best remembers Most Worshipful Brother Truman for taking time out during a "whistle stop" campaign train tour to see the Sublime Degree conferred in Beech Grove Lodge upon a young man who had served as a therapist for President Truman while in the Navy.

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MAINE: The Grand Lodge of Maine also noted the death of President Truman: On December 26, 1972 the world in general and the Masonic community in particular were saddened to learn that M.W. Bro. Harry S Truman had been called to his eternal rest. M.W. Brother Truman was Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri and had been coronated a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33 0 , in the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Ri teo Brother Truman's love of Masonry was well recognized throughout the world and although he was criticized by some, he stood by his assertion that the highest honor that had ever come to him in his lifetime was when he was elected Grand Master of Masons in Missouri. During his time as President of the United States he attended many Masonic meetings and was frequently a host to the Grand Masters' Conference in February. I recommend that this Grand Lodge adopt a resolution prepared by the Committee on Memorials to express our sorrow at our great loss and that a copy of the resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Truman.

MICHIGAN: The Grand Lodge of Michigan heard the following tribute to Brother Truman: HARRY S TRUMAN; GRAND MASTER

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. To list a name only, in this instance, would be a disservice to the entire Fraternity. Not because of the fact that M.W. Bro. Harry S Truman served this Nation as its President; and had devoted the major part of his life to service to country in many areas, but that he was a tireless worker for his beloved Masonry, and participated wholeheartedly in all areas of the Craft (including serving as Worthy Patron of an Eastern Star chapter) . It was through the intervention and assistance of the Hon. Harry S Truman that the Masonic Service Association program of Hospital Visitation was established, and the M.S.A. has published a "Short Talk Bulletin" on the life and Masonic activities of this Illustrious man and Mason. "\Ve urge you to read it as an inspiration for all. With our brethren of Missouri we mourn the loss of a friend and brother, but, too, with them we thank God for loaning us a great statesman and Fraternal Champion-a common man who accomplished uncommon deeds, and who has now returned unto God to fulfill his destiny.

MINNESOTA: The Grand Lodge of Minnesota noted the death of Brother Truman: World Masonry also suffered an irreparable loss in the death of M.W. Bro. Harry S Truman, Past Grand M'aster of Missouri. He was a great man and a great Mason. Your Grand Master sent a letter of sympathy to Mrs. Harry Truman and family. MEMORIAL SERVICE HARRY S TRUMAN

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the United States, who was born on May 8, 1884, and who passed on to his eternal reward on December 26, 1972. . Brother Truman, a Past Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri, and one of the most outstanding leaders of world history, left an image and an impact on human life greater than anyone man of his time. Determined, confident, assured of his position, his motto-"The Buck Stops Here" -typified his action. When his decision was made he stood by it, assuming complete responsibility for it, taking the blame, if wrong, and having the great satisfaction of a' job well done, if it was successful. Made a Freemason in Belton Lodge Number 450, Belton, Missouri, in 1909, 路he served as Junior Warden in 1910 and in 1911 assisted at the formation of Grandview Lodge No. 618, Grandview, Missouri which he served as its first Worshipful Master. He was secretary of the lodge for some time, and its Worshipful Master a second time in 1917. While Grand Master in 1940, and during his second term in the United States Senate, he worked for the establishment of several Masonic Service Centers, ~'homes away from home" for the men and women of the Armed. Forces, giving one half' of his salary as Grand Master, $500, to the Association. As Grand Master, he signed both the dispensation for and the charter of the famous Missouri Lodge of Research. Later on, in 1950, while President of the United States, he was master of that lodge. In 1949, as President of the United States and a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, he flew from Washington, laying aside his heavy governmental responsibilities for the moment, to install into office his "appointee," James M. Bradford, as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. One of his long-time Kansas City friends was Frank S. Land, founder of the Order of DeMolay. Truman helped in so many ways to promote DeMolay that he was later named an honorary Past Grand Master of DeMolay. It is only fitting that in this month of April the Order of DeMolay will induct its new members in what is being designated as the Harry S Truman Memorial Class. Brother Truman was one of only two Presidents who also served as Grand Master of Masons of his respective Grand Lodge, the. other being Andrew Jackson, a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee.' Brother Truman was also one of only two Presidents who was master of a lodge at the time' that he, was President. George Washington was Worshipful Master o'f Alexandria Lodge No. 22 in Virginia. ," In 1949 President Truman was publicly criticized for a statement carried by Time magazine for saying that his election as. Grand Master of Missouri was the highest honor that ever came to him. With simple Masonic idealism .he explained, "It was an office that came to me unsolicited. I could not and did not campaign for it as I did the Presidency." '

RHODE ISLAND: The Naval Construction Battalion Ce~ter at Davisville invited the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island to participate in' a memorial service for President Truman. The Grand Lodge accepted and the services were conducted at 1100 hours on January 5, 1973 in the Chapel in the Pines at the C. B. c., Davisville. The Grand Lodge portion of the services were conducted by Grand Chaplain, the Rev. Frank H. Snell. The following was sent to Mrs. Truman: The Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations shares your sorrow in the loss of your beloved husband, our brother in Freemasonry. We know that the tenets of a Mason's profession, Brotherly Love, Relief, Truth, Faith,


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Hope and Charity are qualities that were actively displayed in his life and caused to touch much of our world by him. He has worked diligently in the quarries of Freemasonry and we are grateful for his presence among us. We will long remember and emulate him.

HAWAII Should there be a Grand Lodge of Hawaii? This question has been posed many times by many different individual Freemasons, over a long period of time. We are informed that a Grand Lodge of Hawaii was considered as early as the 1890s, again in 1935 and finally following the admission of Hawaii to statehood in 1959, the desire appears to be gaining momentum, which may demand and receive the approval of all regular Grand Lodges around the world. In recent years the Grand Lodge of California, which has ten lodges in Hawaii, with a membership of more than 3,000, is making firm requirements of the brethren of Hawaii before affixing the stamp of approval on a Grand Lodge for them. To some at a distance this may seem a bit too harsh and demanding. It is quite obvious that no Grand Lodge would want to lose 3,000 members at one time. No doubt the Grand Masters in turn enjoy visiting the lodges there. A Grand Lodge in' Hawaii would present, a different relationship. It would then be a neighboring Grand Lodge, to which the Grand Master of the Mother Grand Lodge could visit and offer assistance in such ways as would be Masonically proper. The Grand Lecturer of the Grand Lodge of California made his visit to the Islands, and among other things said: HAWAIIAN MASONRY

I was privileged again this year to visit the lodges of Hawaii. In early March, in the company of Assistant Grand Lecturer Ulysses G. Patropulos, I flew to the fiftieth state, and while observing at firsthand the condition of Masonry in the Islands, we conducted schools of instruction for the officers and brethren in the Lodges of Kilauea, l\'1aui and ,Kauai, then moving into Honolulu we conducted all day schools on Saturday and Sunday for the officers, coaches and brethren of all ten Hawaiian lodges. Each of these schools was very well attended, and never before have I witnessed such eagerness to properly exemplify the Ritual. The three island Inspectors, John Pringle,; Alex Bell and Bill McKee continue to do a splendid job in the lodges of Hawaii even though they are handicapped by the great distances which separate the lodges in the outer islands, and the fact that unlike the California Inspectors, they are exposed to schools of instruction on the mainland only twice each year. In consideration of the .~awaiian lodges having requested it, it is our intention to have the Assistant Grand Lecturer conduct schools of instruction in the islands two or three 'times each year so long as such assistance is required. We commend our island brethren for their efforts toward uniform Ritual, and for the many kindnesses sho~n us while in Hawaii, we say, "Mahalo Nui-Me Ke Aloha Pau Ole."

This report seems to indicate a well-qualified 'group of ten lodges in the area of ritual to function as a Grand Lodge, if permitted to do so. The State of Hawaii has many things going for it. Its size stands fourth above Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. It is said that it has almost the greatest "spread" of any of the 50 states because it extends 1,200 miles west


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and north through the Line Islands. It is known as the "Cross Roads of the Pacific," in its relation to the United States, Guam, and American Samoa. It has a fantastic racial complex, chiefly of the Pacific Basin races. It is unique in its culture, products, history, and business. They say that, "This is a compelling factor in the need that there be a Grand Lodge of Hawaii to offer its traditional leadership to all aspects of Masonic activity which are now thriving in its midst." The Hawaiian brethren make the following statements: Captain James Cook, Grand Lodge of England, was the first Mason known in Hawaii. The first Blue Lodge was chartered by the Grand Orient of France in April 1843, Lodge de Progres de l'Oceanie. Hawaiian Lodge No. 21 was opened in 1852 two years after the formation of the Grand Lodge of California. Honolulu Lodge No. 409 under the Grand Lodge of Scotland was organized in 1895. It transferred its charter to the Grand Lodge of California at a later date, as did Lodge Ie Progreso Lodge Maui No. 472 after originally being chartered by the Grand Lodge of California in 1870 had difficulty and surrendered its charter seven years later. A new Lodge Maui was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Scotland in 1904. A few years after this, it transferred its charter to California. Scottish Rite was first formed by the Grand Orient of France in 1859 but with little success. It was finnly established in 1874 by the Southern Jurisdiction and was 14th in order. There are now 180 Valleys. Aloha Temple was founded in 1900, the 27th temple in order out of 180. Honolulu Unit Shriner's Hospitals was founded in 1922 and was the second in the Hospital Chain of 22 hospitals. Red Cross of Constantine formed a Conclave in Honolulu in 1924, the sixty-first of 139 conclaves. Cabiri, Past Potentates Association of the Shrine, was number two on a list of 165 associations. Royal Order of Jesters was founded as Court No. I, the first of 175 courts in Honolulu. The Order of DeMolay was chartered in Hawaii eight years after the founding of the International Order in 1919. In summary let it be said: Virtually every Masonic-related agency was in Hawaii early in the days of its parent organization: clear evidence of the immediacy and influence of Masonry in Hawaii. The data in this paragraph is listed as a factor supporting the need of early establishment of a Grand Lodge.

Hawaii has a Masonic readiness: Blue Lodge membership of 3500 in ten Blue Lodges. Three Square and Compass Clubs. Two Chapters of National Sojourners. Four Valleys of Scottish Rite. Body 33째 Inspectors General Honorary. Three York Rite Encampments. Conclave of Red Cross of Constantine. . Eleven Chapters Eastern Star. Daughters of the Nile. Two Orders of Beauceant. Two Chapters of Amaranth. Ladies of the Oriental Shrine.


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Six Chapters of the Order of DeMolay. Five Assemblies Rainbow Girls. Six Bethels Job's Daughters. Aloha Temple, AAONMS and seven clubs.

Of their readiness for a Grand Lodge the brethren of Hawaii say: Hawaii has been eligible territory for a Grand Lodge of Hawaii since the founding of the kingdom in 1810. The first proposal for such was advanced in a stated meeting of Lodge Ie Progres in the 1890's. Serious study was actually begun in 1935 under territorial status. Interest was fanned with Statehood in 1959 and comprehensive studies have been made. These have unanimously supported formation of a Grand Lodge of Hawaii. The Grand Lodge of California has attempted to secure evidence of this feeling but distance and lack of constant contact have prevented a true portrayal of the attitude of Hawaii's Masons. Local Masons are now attempting to meet all guidelines recently enunciated by Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of California. They are approaching the formation of a Grand Lodge of Hawaii with carefully and moderately paced timing.

If and when a Grand Lodge is founded in Hawaii, they do not contemplate a Masonic Home, as such. There is ample wealth there to care for all their needs. Presently there are five guests in the California Masonic Home, but these can easily be cared for, they believe. Plans are suggested for such charitable work. The ritual, undoubtedly, would be that of California, which they are now using. Leadership must be there if there is sufficient leadership to run a State of Hawaii, surely there is ample leadership to operate in a proper manner a Grand Lodge of Hawaii. If not now, then in the near future, we may expect to see the formation of a new Grand Lodge in our fiftieth state.

INACTIVITY ALABAMA: The Grand Master expressed regret that it became necessary for him to arrest the charter of Robert E. Lee Lodge No. 379 because of failure to comply with the active clause in the Masonic Law of Alabama: Section 22 of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Alabama, page 33 of the Masonic Code, specifically sets out that a lodge which shall fail to assemble for work for the space of six months, shall be stricken from the books of the Grand Lodge, and be deprived of the benefits of Masonry; and its charter declared forfeited.

Perhaps this, or a similar law, might prove valuable to maintaining the strength of the Fraternity in other jurisdictions. It is said that a good husbandman must prune his orchard if he expects his trees to bear well.

LATIN AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA: M.W.Bro. Richard A. Kern may logically and accurately be termed an expert on Latin .American Freemasonry. He has attended and observed meetings in all of these countries for the past quarter of a century. We agree with him that we should know more about these fine people, their language, their culture, and their Freemasonry. Here are a few excerpts from hi~: report which illustrate the trials under


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which Freemasonry operates throughout this vast area, and the great amount of good it is accomplishing: Freemasonry came to the several parts of Latin America at different times and by many channels. Its history is as varied, and often as turbulent, as that of the different countries of that vast area, over twice the size of the United States of America, and involving three major languages: Spanish, Portugese, and French. Consequently, its Grand Lodges are as diverse as are those countries, which differ from one another far more than do our individual states. Nevertheless, there are certain characteristics that are common to all segments of Latin-American Freemasonry and that are in contrast to those of the Craft in North America. Freemasonry came early to North America from the British Islesthere were lodges in Philadelphia in 1730. It came at the Symbolic Lodge level and early crystallized in the Grand Lodge pattern in the Colonies, later the States and Provinces, that conformed to British usage. Above all, in North America, Freemasonry came into an environment that was friendly to the Craft, and in which it flourished. The two chief attributes of that environment were, first, a democratic way of life, and, second, a tolerant attitude on the part of religion. In Latin-America the environment was unfavorable to Freemasonry on both counts. Spanish monarchic rule persisted well into the nineteenth century, and the monarchy in Brazil did not end until 1889. Roman Catholicism, the dominant religion throughout the area, has generally had the support of government there. Because of the opposition of both Church and State, Freemasonry was later there in its implantation and slower in its development. As a result, the Craft in Latin America is relatively small in numbers, but outstanding in the quality, interest and activity of its individual membership. It takes courage, character and devotion to espouse and persevere in the cause of Freemasonry there. It was the ferment of social unrest in the late eighteenth century, culminating on the European Continent in the French Revolution, Mexico has 19 Grand Lodges in 18 states and the Federal District, and a 20th, the York Grand Lodge, with lodges in several states and the Federal District, and working in English. Colombia has six Grand Lodges in different regions of the country, five named after the cities in which they have their See: Barranquilla, Bogota, Cali, Cartagena, and Cucuta; and the Grand Lodge of the Andes (Bucaramanga). Then there is Brazil, where a confused picture obtains. On路 the one hand, there is the Grand .Orient, an older Body, regular in origin, but that is considered to be irregular for several reasons, notably that it governs higher-degree Bodies as well as Symbolic Lodges, and because it has not required the Volume of the Sacred Law upon its altars. (Yet it is recognized by the Grand Lodge of England, which, in 1835, made a treaty with the Grand Orient giving England provincial jurisdiction for English Lodges.) The Grand Orient is not recognized by any Grand Lodge in the United States. On the other hand, there are now 20 Grand Lodges in as many states and the Federal District, all of which have recognition by a number of our Grand Lodges, including 13 by Pennsylvania. The total number of Grand Lodges in Latin America (including Puerto Rico) considered regular in origin is 64. Sixty-three of them hold recognition by at least one U.S.A. Grand Lodge, the single exception being Uruguay, considered irregular in practice because it does not require the Volume of the Sacred Law on its altars. Pennsylvania has recognized 37 of the 64, the nonrecognitions being due primarily to the fact that no request for recognition was ever made. The number of Masons in Latin America is small by our standards. Accurate figures are not available, since, for protection against hostile groups, many Grand Lodges do not publish membership statistics. A conservative estimate would put the total at less than 200,000. Since the population of Latin America is at least 250,000,000. this means that there is less than one Mason for every 1,250 inhabitants. (Compare this with one for every 45 inhabitants of the United States.)


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Mexico may have the largest number (around 30,000) , and Brazil may have almost as many. Cuba once had some 31,000 Masons in a population of 8,0000,00, before the Communists took over, and they still claim 26,000. Chile. probably has more than 10,000, and Argentina over 7,000. The quality of members of the Craft in Latin America is outstanding, not only because of high standards of selection, but also by reason of thorough instruction and indoctrination, and slow advancement (in most Grand Lodges at least a year between degrees) and that only after thorough proof of fitness and proficiency. As a result, Freemasons play a role at high levels in public affairs, in government, in business, and in the professions to a degree far beyond their numerical strength. The Interamerican Masonic Confederation is open to all the Grand Lodges south of the Rio Grande except the Grand Orient of Brazil. They are divided into six Zones. Zone I includes the State Grand Lodges of Mexico. Zone II is comprised of four Grand Lodges: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. Zone III includes six Grand Lodges: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, EI Salvador, and Panama. Zone IV has eight Grand Lodges: Ecuador, Venezuela, and the six in Colombia. Zone V includes the State Grand Lodges of Brazil, the Portugese language group. Zone VI has six Grand Lodges: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

Brother Kern continued with a detailed account of the background of the group, and a thorough discussion of the topics considered. He closed with these comments: At the last Plenary Session, a numher of business items were consummated, notably the election of officers, and the fixing of the place of the Tenth Conference, which, in 1976, will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and hosted by the Grand Lodge of Guanabara. (An alternate site is always selected, just in case the circumstances at that time and place are unpropitious: so, for 1976, that selection is Guatemala City.) San Salvador, the See of the Grand Lodge "Cuscatlan" of El Salvador, was chosen as the place of meeting of the Representative Council in the interval between Conferences. .

LEGISLATION WEST VIRGINIA: The following rulings of the Grand Master were approved: RULINGS APPROVED BY JURISPRUDENCE COMMITIEE ADOPTED BY GRAND LODGE

1. A member of a particular lodge who exercises his ballot in a malicious and' arbitrary manner is guilty of a Masonic offense. 2. Masons assembled as a lodge to conduct a Masonic funeral, and to accompany the body to the place of interment must use members of the Craft as pallbearers. 3. A Worshipful Master-elect who does not qualify for installation and is not duly installed may not demit from the lodge. 4. It is both improper and illegal for a Worshipful Master of a particular lodge to serve in the office of 'Vorthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star duririg his term as Master. 5. It is legal and lawful for a lodge to elect a Trustee, at a stated communication to fill a vacancy in that office, despite a provision in the by-laws of the lodge fixing the term of office of that Trustee.

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to face the problem, if there be a problem, concerning the use of alcohol as a beverage. Some jurisdictions are more strict than others. Some are very conservative, and others are quite liberal. Probably in no other country in the world, does this question take up so much time of so many right thinking, honorable people, as it does in the U.S.A. More and more it is being said that many people vote dry, but drink wet. Can this be one of the major problems of our time? In Arkansas this decision was made by the Grand Master: When asked if an Entered Apprentice who had taken a part-time job as a clerk in a liquor store after having been initiated, was eligible for advancement to Fellow Craft, I answered that not only was he not eligible but that he must be tried as an Entered Apprentice for being in violation of the Masonic liquor law.

MAINE: The Grand Lodge of Maine has taken a step forward in the solution of the liquor question. Nothing can be accomplished by ignoring the facts concerning it. There has been referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence that part of the address of the Grand Master dealing with a request from Eastern Frontier Lodge for permission to allow the restaurant which rents the first floor of the building in Fort Fairfield to apply for a Class A restaurant liquor license. While this request deals only with one lodge, it poses a much broader question inasmuch as the action taken by Grand Lodge in this matter wiII have an effect on similar requests which may be presented in the future. Our Grand Lodge has no law or regulation relative to spirituous, fermented or malt liquors. In 1934, shortly after the passing of Prohibition, M.W. Clark D. Chapman, then Grand Master, rendered a decision prohibiting liquors from Masonic temples and lodge rooms and ruled that no premises controlled directly or indirectly by a Masonic lodge shall he occupied for the sale of such liquors. This decision was approved by Grand Lodge. This decision was rendered shortly after the repeal of Prohibition, which is over 40 years ago, and it may be appropriate at this time to review our thinking under present-day circumstances. As the Grand Master has pointed out, we are now living in a day and age in which the consumption of alcoholic beverages during the course of one's meal is an accepted tradition. Although there are some who do not agree with the sale or use of liquor, yet it is a fact that our State Legislature has legalized the sale and use of liquor, and hotels and Class A restaurants are permitted to serve liquor under a license issued by the state. It can be assumed that the owners or operators of these hotels and restaurants must abide by the regulations set up by the licensing body. In the case at bar, the building in question is owned by a Masonic Hall Association. The ground floor is leased to a restaurant, classified by the State Liquor Commission as a Class A restaurant. The second floor is used as a clubroom, dining room and kitchen, and the third floor is occupied by Eastern Frontier Lodge. If a license should be granted to this restaurant, it would be in conformity to the statutes, and we see no violation of either Masonic or moral law. We therefore approve the recommendation of the Grand Master in this matter, with the stipulation that in the future each individual case should be decided on its own merits.

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"or who engages in the consumption of an intoxicating liquor as a beverage or frequents a place of business where the same is served or sold."

TEXAS: The Grand Master of Texas ruled that a Mason could own and operate a liquor store, if it was a legally licensed store.

LIVE MASONRY DAY ARKANSAS: The Grand Master of Arkansas designated September 18 as "Live Masonry Day." I designated September 18 as a day in which every Mason was asked to do a conscious act to carry out the principles of Masonry. This day was the day George Washington, while President of the United States, in Masonic regalia, showed his Masonic citizenship in laying in Masonic ceremony the cornerstone of the National Capitol. We as Masons should consciously show our Masonic citizenship by living up to our Masonic obligations and by doing good deeds because we are Masons. I hope the thought and use of this day will spread.

LODGE MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON: The Grand Lodge of 'Vashington sponsors a course in Lodge Management, which includes 68 true or false questions. These are given under controlled conditions and are sent to a central point for review and evaluation. The entire list of questions is too long to be recorded here, but the idea is good and we believe lodges will be more successful if managed by well-informed officers.

LODGE PROPERTY No doubt many lodges have their property adequately insured, and properly appraised. However, many do not, and this could well be the project of some Grand Master who is casting about for some good cause to pursue. TENNESSEE: The following was noted in Tennessee: There are entirely too many instances indicated of a ridiculously low valuation placed upon property owned by lodges and many more instances of inadequate insurance coverage. Every lodge should look to the valuation of its property and to the insurance coverage thereon to properly protect itself. One lodge insured its property at $20,000 but showed an outstanding mortgage of $75,000. In event of a disaster this lodge could in no way repay the indebtedness against its property.

LOTTERIES APPROVED WASHINGTON: The Grand Lodge of \Vashington approved an amendment to its law permitting lotteries. So far as we know this may be the only jurisdiction to do so. WHEREAS, Washington State Senate Joint Resolution No. 5 which proposed a constitutional amendment removing the prohibition against lotteries was duly passed at the general elections held on November 7, 1972; and WHEREAS, The legislature of the State of Washington enacted Chapter 280, Laws of 1971, authorizing the conduct of raffies, bingo, and other lotteries by certain charitable, fraternal and other non-profit corporations; and


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WHEREAS, Many of our Masonic lodges have physical facilities suitable for producing rental income; therefore, Be It Resolved, That Chapter 13.05 be amended by adding a new section to read as follows: "The conduct of raffies, bingo, and other lotteries to the extent authorized by civil law are permitted, provided that all organizations conducting the same fully comply with all state and local laws, rules and regulations."

MASONIC AGE IDAHO: Idaho is one of those jurisdictions that have reduced the Masonic age of admission to 18 years. The Grand Master reported: MASONIC AGE I deem it a rare privilege to have been fortunate enough to have held this high office at a time when Masonry in Idaho has seen fit to make it possible for mature young men below the age of 21 to petition a Masonic lodge for the degrees. Many Grand Lodges have considered the proposal. The Grand Lodge of North Dakota was the first to lower the age limit. Our Grand Lodge adopted the new age limit last year. Last June, the Grand Lodge of Nebraska changed their By-Laws to admit petitioners of this age group. The Grand Jurisdiction of Wyoming at its 99th Annual Communication on August 28, 1973 lowered the age limit to 19 and is the fourth Grand Lodge to do so. It has been my lot on many occasions to tell of our experiences with our new age group. At the Tri-State Conference, I presented a paper on lowering the age limit to 18 years. My report has met with good favor in every instance although I am sorry to report that on two separate occasions, I was placed in the position of having to defend the action. Both times, I was able to resolve the question favorably to our side and without any ill feeling on the part of those who questioned the integrity of our action. The Grand Master of Nebraska presented a paper on Masonic Age at the Conference of Grand Masters in Washington, D.C., last February. He challenged all present to consider the difference between lawful age as defined by law and mature age. It evoked considerable discussion at the conference and this is one of the occasions when it became necessary for your Grand Master to defend the lowering of the age limit.

The report of the Committee on Chartered Lodges revealed the following: Net loss Net loss Number Number Number Number

in in of of of of

membership last year membership this year degrees conferred last year degrees conferred this year lodges conferring no degrees last year lodges conferring no degrees this year

299 129 573 766 14 11

Candidates Elected to receive degrees prior to age 21 (of the 27 candidates, 16 were DeMolays) ........................................ Elected at age 18 Elected at age 19 Elected at age 20 ..................... Prepaid Life Memberships purchased

27 9 10 8 40

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A number of Grand Lodges have considered a resolution to lower the age from 21 to 18, and in all but two jurisdictions so far the resolution has been defeated. Not too long ago I was in favor of lowering the age, feeling that there were a lot of young men of 18 who would make good Masons, and that we should make available to them the prin.ciples of Masonry as a foundation on which to build their lives. After careful consideration two things come to mind that have changed my enthusiasm, or at least slowed it down. They are: First, other Masonic orders and affiliated groups would initiate their share of these new Masons. This just might mean that sometime in the future when these young men finish school and start their families they could find themselves saddled with a heavy dues obligation that up to this time Dad may have been paying. If they could not handle this we could lose them forever. Second, one of the obligations of a Master Mason is to contribute to the relief of a distressed worthy brother. Many young men 18 to 21 would not be able to live up to that obligation. I am convinced that a young man who would think enough of Masonry to want to join at 18 will think no less of it at 21, provided Masons are willing to practice what Masonry teaches. The following resolution was considered and referred to the Jurisprudence Committee:

Resolved, That General Regulation 31.010, which now reads as follows: Reg. 31.010. Minimum Qualifications. Lodges are prohibited from initiating any candidate: (a) Who has not made a declaration of his belief in the existence of the Deity, (b) Who is not an American citizen, or (c) Who is under 21 years of age. be, and the same is, hereby amended to read as follows: Reg. 31.010. Minimum Qualifications. Lodges are prohibited from initiating any candidate: (a) Who has not made a declaration of his belief in the existence of the Deity, (b) Who is not an American citizen, or (c) Who is under 18 years of age. The Jurisprudence Committee made these comments and deferred action indefini tely: Your Committee on Jurisprudence has considered Resolution No.6 proposing an amendment to Regulation 31.010 so as to reduce the minimum age .for petitioners for the degrees of Masonry from 21 years to 18 years. It is the unanimous opinion of your committee that the action of the states in amending the Constitution of the United States so as to reduce the minimum age for voting from 21 to 18 was done hastily and without mature reflection-Obviously an effort on the part of political parties to bid for the favor of young people by giving them the right to vote before the 1972 general elections. Freemasonry should never move with haste. Our Craft has maintained its position of stability throughout the world because it has not responded to the whims of the hour, content to wait ,until men have had an opportunity to think and act with deliberation. Let it never be said that our lodges were stampeded into boarding a "bandwagon" because of ill-advised efforts of other organizations to change those practices that have endured the test of time and served us well. Inasmuch as the subject is a highly controversial one, your committee believes that it should not be permitted to drive a wedge irito an otherwise harmonious annual communication.


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MICHIGAN: Again we are pleased to quote from Bro. to the Grand Lodge of Michigan:

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Fairbairn Smith

A second press release comes from the pages of The North Dakota Mason of February, 1973, which demolishes another supposed tradition of the Craft. A four-column headline appearing on the front page declares: "First 18-Year-Olds in the Nation Are Raised." This was made possible by a change in the by-laws of Grand Lodge in June of 1972 which permits conferral of the degrees upon 18-year-olds and in doing so agrees with the nation's 18-year-old right to vote law. Since that time the Grand Lodge of Idaho has also adopted the 18-year-old rule. Minnesota also joined in making a thoroughly good case for the young men who are expected to fight America's wars and yet arc unable to become Master Masons. The speaker urged that each master go back to the members of their lodges and thoroughly discuss every phase of the issue. Before we leave this subject it might be well to take note of the fact that the chairman of this committee was raised in Scotland soon after his 18th birthday and we are sure he can be regarded as one of Michigan's most active and dedicated Masons. The rule in Scotland, and we opine that it is a good one, is to permit a Master Mason to present his son or sons' petition for membership when he arrives at his 18th birthday; thus we find an old and tried policy of the Grand Lodge of Scotland gradually receiving favor and adoption in other parts of the world.

OREGON: The Grand Lodge of Oregon proposed, and held over for consideration in 1974, lowering the Masonic Age to 18 years. WYOMING: The Grand Lodge of Wyoming adopted an amendment, which will admit 19-year-olds to membership.

MASONIC HOMES MARYLAND: The Board of Trustees of the Maryland Masonic Homes at Bonnie Blink were faced with one of the most important decisions of their time. The Grand Lodge authorized the Trustees to lease or sell, as their judgment might dictate, after negotiations with prospective buyers or lessees. One proposition was to lease and the other to sell as shown in the following: The Fischer offer was to lease 350 acres on an unsubordinated basis, at a proposed rental schedule beginning at $700,000 per annum for the first five years, graduating in steps up to $1,750,000 in the 45th through the 50th year, averaging $1,230,000 per year or $12,500,000 in cash, seventy-five-acres to be retained by Grand Lodge.

After months of negotiations and careful study it was decided that it was in the best interests of the Masonic Homes of Maryland to sell the property for $12,500,000, and a contract was drawn that would extend the payments over a 20-year period, with the option of the Grand Master to extend it to 30 years, at a maximum of 8~ per cent interest and minimum of 8 per cent. The Masonic Homes retain 75 acres for their use. It was believed that this sale of property would enable the Homes to operate successfully now and in the foreseeable future.


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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. (Missouri also has road signs.)

MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION The Masonic Service Association does a vast amount of charitable work. One of its great services to Freemasonry is the screening of charitable efforts, so that Grand Lodges will be assured of the genuine need in each instance. It is interesting to see which Grand Lodges contribute most to this very worthwhile association. IDAHO: The following was contained in the report of the Grand Master of Idaho: A check to the Association was then presented to the Masonic Service Association in the amount of $1,400.45. This amount represents our contribution to the Association and is part of the funding needed for the association to carryon its charitable work. It reflects the charity of the Masons of Idaho, and while it shows an increase in the amount given over previous years, I am certain we can still do better. The Grand Lodge of Minnesota this past year offered a formula for giving which is, quite simple-l cent per day per member. While they did not receive 100 -per cent participation, they did contribute a sum of $27,000 and Wyoming was present again With. their annual check representing $1.00 per member. I suppose I sound ungrateful to those brethren and lodges that .did work and help to make a decent contribution. Such is not the case. I am most appreciative of your demonstration of Masonic charity. It just needs to be said that we are still not doing enough. For the work we have accomplished, I thank you most sincerely.

MASONIC UNITY KANSAS: The Grand Master of Kansas reported on a Masonic Unity Conference held in his jurisdiction last year. These, or similar meetings, are held annually in a number of jurisdictions. The success of Masonry depends upon a spirit of unity among all Masonicrelated organizations. In order to promote a spirit of unity, the Second Annual Conference on Unity was sponsored by the Grand Lodge on December 9, 1972. Although the date of the meeting brought forth a snowstorm and many of the brethren had to cancel their plans to attend, representatives of Grand Lodge, Grand York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite Bodies and The Shrines were present to ' discuss their problems: The following items were discussed and recommendation for improvements made. 1. Certification of lodge membership by appendant bodies. 2. Calendar of Masonic dates to avoid competing with each other. 3. Advantages and disadvantages of joint presentations. 4. Numerous charities supported by Masonic orders and the competition for funds. Each路 representative offered suggestions to improving the unity of Masonic organizations and all agreed to work together to bring a unity of purpose to Masonry in Kansas. -

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gram feature that deserves more than passing notice. Masons are busy men, living in a fast-moving world, and it is very easy to forget some of the responsibilities we have assumed. Even a card and a pin were designed to let them know they were remembered. The Grand Master comments: As most of you know, either those in attendance at this Annual Communication of your Grand Lodge, or those who will read this report later, we have assigned special duties to the Grand Officers this year, so that we might receive more value from their year of service to Masonry in their station. The Senior and Junior Grand Stewards were assigned the responsibility of bringing the important message about our Masonic widows to the lodges. As most of you will attest, the value of the program is immeasurable to all those who are personally involved in the facts of the issue. Those who have the heavy hearts and lowering spirits, yes, those whose candle has faded and those who wondered, alone, whether or not someone cares, know the value of having someone say, "We have not forgotten, we are here, use us." The response to the program has gone far beyond my expectations, thanks to the efforts of our Grand Stewards in spreading the word, and to you, Worshipful Masters, for implementing the program in a very meaningful manner. As a follow-up to the program, I have designed a pin which you may want to use in conjunction with the widow's card. The pin is not designed to be a piece of jewelry for adornment. It has been created so that we may recognize those whom we might otherwise overlook in our busy lives. Of course, the determination as to whom, and when, the pin is presented will be according to the judgment of those closest to the situation. Extreme judiciousness will assure the success and continuation of a program which has been well founded. Or, is it a program that we have had for ages and have now rediscovered?

MEMBERSHIP Since membership is receiving top billing right now, we feel that all of us might profit by taking a look at South Carolina where the membership have quadrupled in the last 35 years. The Grand Master said, and we quote portions of his comments: Between 1939 and 1973 Masonic membership quadrupled in South Carolina. In 1939 there were 267 lodges and 17,503 members. In 1973 we have 320 lodges plus 2 U.D. and 67,683 members. The experience in most other jurisdictions has been different. In the annual period 1971-72 a recent tabulation shows that 37 of 49 jurisdictions in the United States showed decreases which totaled 49,914, with 11 having increases totalling 3,444. Nationally, Masonic membership decreased approximately 270,000 in the past six years. Once asked why he became a Mason, George Washington said: "My first desire to become a Mason was due to the fact that many of Virginia's noblest sons w'ere members of the Fraternity." In the smaller communities Masonry and its active membership is as visible to the younger men coming of age as it was in Washington's day. For example, in South Carolina by far the greater number of our lodges are in small communities, suburban or rural. When the lodge has a Ladies' Night Banquet, virtually the whole adult community, and sometimes even the teen-agel's, are in attendance. The young men coming of age not only know of Masonry-they have every reason to be drawn into its ranks. The situation is different in the larger centers of population, and particularly in the vast metropolitan areas. Masonry's visibility tends to be submerged in the impersonality of urban living and the number of competing interests.


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A comparison of the membership experience of what may be called urban lodges with those in nearby suburban and rural areas is of interest. For this purpose four sections of South Carolina were selected in which a number of lodges of each kind are logically associated. In the first section, in the past ten years 15 urban lodges increased in membership from 5,153 to 5,274, or about 2 per cent. Twelve suburban and rural lodges increased from 1,485 to 2,462, or about 6 per cent. In the urban lodges in this section the number of NPD erasures was about 60 per cent of the number of raisings of new members. In the suburban and rural lodges the ratio was only about 33 per cent. In the second section, eight urban lodges sustained a net loss from 3,820 to 3,611. In the suburban and rural lodges, the number of lodges increased from three to seven and the membership from 430 to 1,593, a net gain of 1,163 or about 267 per cent. In the urban lodges the number of NPD erasures was 137 per cent of the number of raisings. In the suburban and rural lodges the ratio was about 28 per cent. In the third section, seven urban lodges increased from 3,240 to 3,810, or about 18 per cent. Nine suburban and rural lodges increased from 2,084 to 2,736, or about 32 per cent. In the urban lodges the number of NPD erasures was 71 per cent of the number of raisings. In the suburban and rural lodges. the ratio was 47 per cent. In the fourth section, seven urban lodges increased from 2,261 to 2,397, or about 6 per cent. The suburban and rural lodges increased in number from 27 to 29 and the membership from 3,621 to 4,583, or about 27 per cent. In the urban lodges the number of NPD erasures was 64 per cent of the number of raisings. In the suburban lodges the ratio was 37 per cent. The national trend is that over 75 per cent of the population now lives in metropolitan areas, which means much suburban living, and this trend is appearing in South Carolina and will intensify with our growing business and industrial development and resulting population shifts. With modern transportation mobility has increased and distances have shrunk. Our people are tending to live further and further from their places of work or business. More often than not, the close friends and associates with whom they wish to be in their Masonic lodge memberships are those with whom they work every day rather than those they reside near. These considerations increase in importance as more industries move into the state, and also as employees are transferred from place to place by industries in the state. Problems of jurisdiction usually solved by concurrent jurisdiction in metropolitan areas are arising more and more as to lodges which are not in metropolitan areas, and are, therefore, not helped by our present written Masonic law. In South Carolina we already have concurrent jurisdiction affecting over onefourth of our lodges, and the indications are that the time will come, and may already be near, when we will have to consider statewide concurrent jurisdiction to safeguard the best interests of all of our lodges and the fulfillment of the mission of Freemasonry in our state. In Ohio, which is the largest Masonic jurisdiction in the United States, the Grand Lodge tried statewide concurrent jurisdiction for a trial period of three years. I understand that the experiment proved to be for the good of Masonry, and the Ohio lodges, and has been made permanent.

A conclusion of the Grand Master seems appropriate; We can let the young people, as they come of age, know we are here, without breaching in any way the sound principle that they must come of their own free will and ask to gain admission. We should find some way to do this if Masonry is to have the opportunity to make its impress upon their character and their lives.


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SOUTH DAKOTA: In the area of membership, may we offer some of the thoughts expressed by the Rev. Vernon D. Morrison, Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of South Dakota: First, find out who you are. Ask yourself, "Who am I?" From where I am looking, I see some of the greatest people in the world. Our nation's great founders and the first President (George Washington) are followed by a long line of great people who are called Masons. The late Mr. Harry Truman, who served his country well in time of crisis and challenge, was a topnotch Mason. The line of great leaders in community, social, political and religious life is unending. One of the things which enticed me to become a Mason was the men of my own church who were its leaders. I noticed that community leaders were Masons and so I thought that this might be an organization well worth my time and money. It is true among our ranks you will find some of the greatest minds, greatest community and civic leaders, greatest philanthropists and greatest Americans. Now I do not mean to overstate the obvious. I am well aware that egotism is described as just a case of mistaken nonentity. And that a highbrow is a person educated beyond his own intelligence. Someone once said that you can always tell an egotist, but unfortunately you can't teU him much. And it is true that when a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package. But, that big shots are usually small shots who kept on shooting. It is my opinion that the Masonic Orders are the hope of our nation today. We can, if we will, be the catalyst which binds our nation and our society together so that it can continue to function as a unit. The great overview of history points the boney finger to us. Some have thought the Christian Church should be this force in society. However, the Church has become so crystalized, because of its dogmas and its affirmations of faith that it moves too slowly, or it does not move at all. Its leadership is under fire because of social innovations and funds are being cut off because of disagreements. The Church can never be a guiding influence in society. To begin with it is pointed and oriented in the wrong direction. It is more interested in getting people out of this world than it is in getting them to create a good social order. Its dogmas assume perfection and perfection does not allow for too much change. It is interested in maintaining its own status quo-not too much interested in a world which needs moral and political leadership. It is unthinkable for it to be involved in the scandal at Watergate or at Wounded Knee. Those few leaders who do dare to become involved in these situations are castigated severely by the powers that be. So the Church seems not to be depended too greatly for the involvement with social, pOlitical and economic situations. Some have thought that the Masonic Order was losing its power because of declining membership. It is true that our membership is going down more rapidly than we dare to think. However, real strength lies not in numbers. Jesus knew this when He said, "Ye are the salt of the Earth." It lies in the militancy of its members. They tell us that in communist countries only 10 per cent of the population belongs to the party. That is all that it takes to influence the whole society. We have enough good and trusted members to redirect our social, political and economic life. My friends, if we do not do it I fear that no one will. Real strength lies not in numbers, but in the daring, the teachings, the cooperation, the urgency of the faithful ones. It is my fear that some place down the past half-century of time we have lost the great vision of what our Order can do. We have allowed its buildings to decay, its membership to become lax, its teachings to moulder in the sanctuary of the archives of our inner sanctum. We have made the means of strength the end in itself rather than making the moral and social


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teachings of our order a part of our social life. We have made membership in the Order and payment of dues prerequisites for membership and prerequisites for acceptableness. Let us dare to do itl

MICROFILM KENTUCKY: The Grand Lodge of Kentucky decided to microfilm its records: At the close of this Annual Communication, microfilming of all annual returns, dating back 102 years, will begin. One copy will be used in the office and a duplicate roll will be stored away from the office.

THE MORGAN AFFAIR VERMONT: The Grand Lodge of Vermont received a report on a skit written by Bro. Glen Buzzell on the William Morgan episode. It was decided to make it available and keep copies in the Grand Lodge Library. It was thought best not to arouse "sleeping dogs." The following subject to be considered by the Special Committee on Ritual and Monitor is a skit written by Bro. Glen Buzzell to be presented at Masonic lodges throughout the state, titled, "Masonry in Vermont During and After the Morgan Affair and You Are There." The Special Committee, as listed below, met with the M.W. Grand Master on April 17, 1973 to discuss the above proposal. This committee wishes to express our deep and sincere gratitude to Brother Buzzell for the conscientious and sympathetic manner in which he has written and presented this skit. We realize that it was his intent to promote a deeper appreciation of our Masonic heritage, and that by so doing the great principles of Freemasonry might be maintained and not allowed to deteriorate through neglect. However, this committee feels that the play should not be used in open lodge, or for public or semipublic presentation. As one member put it, "Let sleeping dogs lie." Any brother seeking information on the subject may find it in the Grand Lodge Library in Burlington. There is a copy of Brother Buzzell's skit in the Library. Freemasonry has made a great comeback from the Morgan Episode with or without the truth being known. Although you might say that with present communications an incident like this could not happen again, yet there are groups who will stop at nothing to cause trouble. A reporter or an editor, looking for a good story, might twist the fact and cause more harm than good. This is not the kind of publicity we want. Although this may sound like a remote possibility, it has happened in many instances both politically and otherWise. The committee also recommends that an article titled, "The Truth About William Morgan," written by Ill. Bro. Dr. James D. Carter, 33 Grand Historian of the Supreme Council (S.].) , as printed in the December (1972) issue of the Texas Freemason be filed in the Grand Lodge Library. 0

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Lodge of Pennsylvania. While others may have read it, there is still of considerable value for most Freemasons: On July 28, 1795, Bro. J. Mullalla, of Trinity College, in Ireland, presented a treatise on the origin of Masonry to The Right Worshipful and Right Honorable Lord Donoughmors, Grand Master of Masons in Ireland. In reading this essay, there are a number of paragraphs worth mentioning which may be of interest and are as follows: "The foundation of Masonry is Wisdom, its shaft Strength and its chapiter Beauty; "The wisdom of the East was early celebrated among distant nations. This fact seems to have been well authenticated, as well by sacred as profane evidence. In the year of the world 2064, when Abraham and Sarah went into Egypt to instruct the Egyptians, he had a scholar whose name was Hermes. In his time, the Egyptian nobles had such numerous families that they could not devise any honorable means of providing for their families; therefore they proclaimed it throughout all Egypt, anyone who could inform them how to provide a livelihood for their sons would be liberally rewarded. On which Hermes offered himself to their considerations. as one who would instruct their children how they might live honestly as gentlemen should, on condition he might have power to rule them. Upon which the King and Egyptian nobles not only granted, but sealed his commission and then Hermes taught these youths the science of geometry to work in stone in all manner of work pertaining to building of churches, temples, towns and castles; and gave them the following charges: "First, that they should be true to the king and the Lord they served, and to the fellowship into which they were admitted; and that they should call each other 'fellow' or 'brother' and not 'servant,' or any other appellation; and that they should conscientiously earn their pay. "Second, that the wisest among them should be master of the work, and that they would not either for love, riches or favor, elect any man master who was not perfectly competent to be master of the work; and that the person chosen to preside over the work should be called by them 'Governor' or 'Master' during the time that they worked with him. "All these charges he bound them to observe by a solemn obligation. He also ordained them for a reasonable pay; and that they should annually assemble together to consult how they might best serve the Lord, and correct those that had been guilty of offenses against the craft. "This was the foundation of the craft, which Euclid called 'Geometry,' and Moderns, 'Masonry.' In the year of the world 2474, when the Children of Israel came into Jehu, afterwards called Jerusalem, King David began the Temple of Jerusalem; he had a great respect for Masons, gave them good pay, and many charges, after the manner of those given in Egypt. Upon the death of David, Solomon sent to Hiram, King of Tyre, for an expert workman, named Hiram Abif. Solomon, also, in order to finish the Temple which his father had begun, sent for Masons into diverse countries. Hiram, King of Tyre. sent his servants to Solomon, with the materials and workmen to forward the building of the Temple; and also sent Hiram Abif, a widow's son, who was master of all his masons and artificers; and Solomon confirmed all the charges his father had before given to masons. "After the finishing of the Temple, Masonry was gradually introduced to most parts of the world. About 43 B.C., Masonry was first brought into England. Saber, King of England. after the building of the famous monastery near Glastonbury, gave the Masons a charter to hold a general council, and he himself not only aided, but assisted in making Masons, and gave them the following charges: 'That they should be true to God and their religion; and that they should be discreet


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and prudent in all things, neither to be guilty of treason or treachery, nor suffer those crimes to be committed, without giving due notice thereof: and that they should be true to each other, and keep each other's secrets; and not only true to each other, but to the master they served; and that they should address each by no other appellation but that of 'Brother'; and that they should deal honestly and virtuously with all men, so as to bring no kind of disgrace, but honor on the craft. "The early institution of Masonry and the continuance of that noble science in its original purity through so many ages is a wonderful circumstance in the history of mankind; and whether we consider the antiquity of the art, or the liberal and generous principles upon which it is founded, it is highly deserving the esteem and admiration of mankind. The Masonic Institution has withstood the repeated and formidable attacks of enraged ignorance and blind superstition, and in all ages received the warm support of the great, the good and the wise. This, then is a convincing proof that Masonry is founded on the purest principles of morality and virtue. Masonic principles cannot, in any respect, be the immediate cause of making a man do any impious or immoral action. However, the best things may be perverted and abused, and even the divine religion of the Omnipotent. But surely no rational man will ever charge the gospel with the vices and errors of those who call themselves Christians, nor with the false systems which have been often built upon it; neither ought Masonry to be considered as a science, responsible for the particular follies of those who are called Masons. It is no less singular than extraordinary, that Masonry should have ever given offense to individuals or governments, as Masonic meetings are never held with a view to interfering with either the political affairs of the church or state. At such meetings no revolution in either church or state ever had its origin. Harmony and good humor pervade our brotherly meetings. Within our lodges no disorderly or indecent wrangles ever happen, no reproachful expressions are ever heard. To everything that tends to hurt men in either their persons, properties or characters, the science of Masonry is quite aloof. Are Masons to be censured for withholding from the world a secret which is essentially necessary to the purity and stability of our institution? It is never withheld from those who apply for its pursuant to the forms which our institution has prescribed. We do not select men of base characters to communicate our secrets to; ... "All the wise, great and good princes of both the past and present ages were and are Masons. . . . It is also well known that brotherly love is the grand and fundamental principle of our institution, and that to improve and enlarge this notable principle in one another is the chief design for which Masons meet. . . . Wherefore, those that are honored with the badge and dignity of a Free and Accepted Mason, ought, in character and behavior, to be such as shall not be liable to bring any reflection on the craft."

PERFECT YOUTH TEXAS: The Grand Master of Texas reported actions on physically handicapped candidates in his jurisdiction: PHYSICAL MAIMS AND DEFECTS

When a candidate for Masonry has a physical maim or defect or a brother, who has received one or more degrees, receives a physical maim or defect, no degree can be conferred unless the Grand Master determines that the candidate is physically qualified to proceed in Masonry. Since the Grand Master has no authority to set aside or waive the physical requirements of a Masonic candidate, each decision has been based upon the findings of the District Deputy Grand Master during a personal interview with


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each applicant to Masonry. At the same time, I have been constantly reminded of the expression, "But for the grace of God, there go I." This year, in accordance with Articles 27, 393, 401 and 402 of the Laws of the Grand Lodge, I have granted 155 and denied four applicants to progress in Masonry. I sincerely wish it could have been unanimous for all to continue their interest in Masonry.

PROTECTION FROM FIRE LOSSES OHIO: The Grand Secretary of Ohio reported on three fires in three lodges in Ohio. He made these statements, which are good advice to any lodge: In all three instances the lodges: (1) Apparently had recently reviewed their insurance coverage and obtained reasonable and adequate fire insurance, (2) had the records of the lodge properly protected, (3) had a photostat of the Lodge Charter on display and the original in a safe repository. I cannot overemphasize the advisability of every lodge making certain they have also taken similar precautions as to insurance coverage, record safety and charter protection.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARIZONA: Several Grand Lodges support the public schools. Each seems to employ a slightly different approach. All leave no doubt by their actions that they do support the Free Public School System in America. The Grand Lodge of Arizona heard the following report from its "High School Assistance Committee:" Your committee on High School Assistance submits the following report: By the action of the Grand Lodge at the 90th Annual Communication, the sum of $5,000 was again budgeted for the purpose of High School Assistance. Each lodge was contacted with explanation as to the purpose of the fund, suggesting committees be appointed to expend the allocated money. The committee is proud to report 33 lodges responded, with assistance being made to 225 students in various ways allowing them to go or to remain in school. 'Ve submit the following recommendation that the High School Assistance program be continued and that $5,000 be again budgeted for it; that each lodge and their committees be responsible for the location of these needs, and the distribution of the aid; that reports be made through the High School Assistance Committee to the Grand Secretary.

COLORADO: The Grand Lodge of Colorado has a scholarship program which goes beyond the public schools to include institutions of higher learning. However, it does a vast amount of good, which should be recognized. A portion of the committee's report is as follows: Your first scholarships were awarded in 1967, and this year, with the awarding of 20 scholarships by your Grand Lodge Committee and one by Most Worshipful Grand Master Hugh E. Chastain, you have sponsored 138 well-deserving young men and young ladies to complete their studies at 14 different institutions of higher learning in Colorado, and have invested in their future and the future of our country the amount of $359,559.23. These young people have come from 53 separate lodges in 37 different districts, and we are proud to report that since the program began in 1967, 37 have graduated, 34 withdrew for personal reasons, 64 are still in school completing, their work, and three have requested permission to suspend their studies for the current school year. Each year the members of your


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committee have had to screen between 250 and 400 applications from well-qualified students, and have awarded from 50 scholarships the first year, to as low as 15, and now 21. MINNESOTA: The Grand Lodge of Minnesota expended $2,500 on its Public School Scholarship Program. The recipients were four girls and four boys. The following is an outline of the program: The title of this scholarship program, as established by Resolution No. II adopted at the Grand Lodge Communication in 1972, is "Masonic Public School Scholarship Program." This is the second year in which no essay contest has been used in the process of selecting scholarship recipients. Essay contests by numerous societies have long been an easy way out for those who would do somewhat that the world might feel, and they have been a burden upon the schools which have felt under some compulsion to participate. There are other undesirable features of essay contests which need not be reviewed here. The committee endorses the present procedure of using a scholastic recordpersonality rating data sheet together with a short statement of purpose and plans by the student applicant. Added this year, by committee decision, was a report by either the high school principal or the counselor, in the form of an unstructured paragraph in which the respondent reacted to the student "as a whole personality," with "something that goes beyond the detached, unintegrated data of a checklist." These new reports have been most helpful. NEW MEXICO: The Grand Lodge of New Mexico is operating a student loan fund much in the manner of the Knights Templar Educational Foundation. The committee reported that during the year it had approved 17 loans in the total amount of $8,500; that it had received payments on 13 loans totaling $3,006.86; and at the close of the year it had a total number of loans outstanding of 51 in the amount of $20,144.09. It also stated that it had cash on hand of $1,705.56 and invested funds totalling $9,458. CALIFORNIA: The Report of the Committee on Public Schools to the Grand Lodge of California contained the following interesting paragraph: Many other topics involving public education are currently under study by the committee such as (1) certification of teachers, (2) why our students are using textbooks written ten years ago and longer and (3) a new one that will be discussed tomorrow is why a sociology book currently being used in our Junior College System relates the First Degree of Masonry in its entirety, including the password. As we widen our scope of activities as a committee, more and more of these disturbing items are brought to our attention. Your suggestions and help as Brother Masons are always welcome.

RADIO NETWORK CALIFORNIA: The Grand Master of California reported on a radio network operating in his jurisdiction. This is the first we have heard of such a thing: INTERNATIONAL MASONIC RADIO NETWORK, INC.

A radio club, operating under the above name, was soliciting and encouraging membership from among California Masons. As this club was first brought to our attention we learned that some of its regulations were not in accord with California Masonic philosophy, including, but not limited to, a racial prohibition in its membership.


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The file is lengthy and hence should not be quoted here. However, because of the nature of some of the problems presented by this club's bylaws, etc., I believed it to be in the best interest of California Masonry to secure the services of an outstanding attorney who was knowledgable in patent and copyright law. Past Grand Master Herbert A. Huebner was the attorney I selected and I thankfully commend him for an outstanding piece of work which resulted in a resolution of all problems to the point that this club should be permitted to continue its worthwhile activities in California. Nothing herein is intended to grant recognition to nor endorse the International Masonic Radio Network, Inc.

RITUAL ARIZONA: We applaud the Grand Lodge of Arizona for not changing certain parts of its ritual: Your committee has studied the penalties and their part in conjunction with the obligations, and we recommend that there be no change as they teach a lesson in secrecy, and are basic, and are essential in the teaching of the dueguard and signs which remind us of our obligations throughout life. We feel that this is one of the symbols of Masonry that should not be removed.

CONNECTICUT: The following was adopted by the Grand Lodge of Connecticut as minimum requirements for proficiency of candidates and brethren: MINIMUM SUITABLE PROFICIENCY

No brother shall be advanced to the next degree until he shall have demonstrated proficiency in the preceding degree, nor shall he receive a dues card until he shall have demonstrated his proficiency in the Master Mason Degree. In lieu of a dues card, a brother who has not demonstrated proficiency shall be given a receipt for his dues as evidence of his good standing in his own lodge. The minimum suitable proficiency which must be demonstrated shall consist of: 1. The ability to give the signs, grips and words of each degree, and to place the Great Lights in their proper position for each degree. (Modes of Recognition) 2. The ability to describe the ceremonies of each degree in answer to proper questions. This shall normally imply the memorization of the formal questions and answers set forth in the First Section of the Webb Lectures of each degree, or the lectures which by custom have been used by the lodge for each degree. (Stewards' Lecture) 3. A thorough knowledge and understanding of the substance of the obligations which the brother has assumed. This may include the memorization of the Obligations, but must include an understanding of the duties and responsibilities inherent in the Obligations.

GEORGIA: It is regrettable that Grand Lodges have found it necessary to take drastic action to protect the sanctity of the ritual. This has all come about because of the zeal of a few misguided, though perhaps wellintentioned, brethren. While the Grand Lodge of Georgia can speak. only for the three degrees of the Symbolic Lodge, it certainly is acting properly. We applaud its action in the following: Be It Enacted by the Grand Lodge of Georgia, Free and Accepted Masons, a Bill to amend the Masonic Code by the addition of a new section, known as Section 662, which shall read as follows: 662. The exemplification of the Hiramic Legend, or any portion thereof, in the


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presence of non-Masons is absolutely prohibited. Violation of this section shall be punished by suspension and recommendation for expulsion, and if upon the trial the accused should enter a plea of guilty, or be convicted, no discussion shall be had upon the question of punishment which shall thereupon be imposed as aforesaid. ILLINOIS: The Grand Lodge of Illinois adopted the following legislation in an effort to better control the conferring of the Third Degree: CODE No. 365A. Add new code to be No. 365A which would read as follows: "The Master of each lodge shall read, or cause to be read aloud, to the lodge just prior to the beginning of the second section of the Third Degree, whenever the Third Degree is conferred, the following statement: 'The second section of the Third Degree constitutes a most solemn and impressive portion of our ritualistic work. In it we are taught the ultimate lessons of Masonic philosophyvictory 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 forbids any levity, horseplay or roughness and insists that there be no such actions and no audible laughter or other noise in the lodge room which might distract the attention of the Candidate.' Failure to comply with this code, and any action by any officer or member in violation of or inconsistent with the language of this order shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action." The Committee on Legislation recommended that this proposal be adopted. The recommendation of the Committee was adopted. We seriously doubt that such matters can be legislated successfully. It is a matter of education and understanding. But, what Grand Lodge does not have these problems? We heartily approved the meaning expressed and goal intended. KENTUCKY: Kentucky will have a printed ritual of the three degreesin cipher: In March of this year, a corrected printer's proof copy of the Ritual of the three degrees, in cipher, was delivered to the Masonic Home Journal Printing Office for printing in quantity so that they could be distributed to the Craft; the matter has been beyond the control of this committee and the printer since that time. MAINE: Under Condition of the Fraternity it is reported that one Deputy reported that he was not getting full cooperation in two lodges with regard to the 2nd Section of the Master Mason Degree. MONTANA: The Grand Lodge of Montana approved the examination of candidates by a committee, and not in open lodge: JURISPRUDENCE COMMITIEE REPORT

We, your Jurisprudence Committee, to which was referred the report of the Committees on Resolutions No.9 and 5, wish to report as follows: That Sec. 171 of the Code of Statutes of the Grand Lodge of Montana be amended by striking the second sentence of Paragraph No. I and inserting the following: "At the sole discretion of the Worshipful Master, proficiency shall be ascer路 tained by examination in open lodge or by examination in the anteroom or


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preparation room of the lodge by a committee composed of three elective officers or three Past Masters or a combination of either, which committee shall make report thereof to the Worshipful Master, who shall then request the lodge to approve such proficiency. Upon such approval being had the secretary shall record the same in the minutes. This examination cannot be waived." Strike last paragraph of Sec. 171 and insert, in lieu thereof, the following: "No Master Mason shall petition the York or Scottish Rite bodies for further degrees in Masonry until such time as he shall have passed an examination on his proficiency in the third degree of Masonry." JURISPRUDENCE COMMIITEE

Adopted by more than the necessary two-thirds vote and is effective immediately. TEXAS: The Grand Lodge of Texas believes there is increasing interest in the ritual: We note, with great pleasure, the increasing number of brethren who, although holding three-year and even Life Certificates, appear yearly for examination. To these brethren this Grand Lodge and its constituent lodges are greatly indebted for the generally fine degree work that is seen in the lodges of Texas. We recommend and urge that the members of this Grand Lodge and the certificate holders in this Grand Jurisdiction encourage and motivate the new and younger Masons to learn the work, not only for the purpose of qualifying for a certificate, but more importantly, that they may be enabled to more fully participate in the activities of their lodges. To date, we have approved 1,739 Certificates of Proficiency. Of these, 213 are first-year certificates, 154 are one-year renewals, 1,288 three-year renewals, and 84 are Life Certificates. These totals will be increased by those certificates approved as a result of the examinations conducted immediately preceding and following this Grand Communication. VERMONT: The Committee on Ritual considered the penalties of the obligations, and made the following recommendations on a trial basis: Be it recommended that the follOWing explanation of the Ancient Penalties be given each candidate for the several degrees: "My Brother, Freemasonry's use of the imprecations in all its Ancient Obligations is wholly symbolic. The only penalties which Freemasonry imposes are Reprimand, Suspension and Expulsion." Be it further recommended that this explanation be given to each candidate upon completion of the first section of the Entered Apprentice and Fellow Craft degrees, and to be included in the final instructions to the newly raised Master Mason. Be it further recommended that this procedure be adopted on a trial basis for a period of two years, at the end of which time it may be considered for inclusion in the Monitor.

SENATOR CUFFORD P. HANSEN WYOMING: We are always pleased to note men in government supporting the principles for which Freemasonry stands. U.S. Senator Clifford P. Hansen has ever been such a man. When called upon by the Grand Master of Wyoming, Senator Hansen spoke of actions in government, and concluded with these comments:


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As I contemplate these things, it occurs to me that rejecting the idea that we are in a new age, that this is a new system, that values have changed, that we are indeed not in a new age. We do make progress. I think we make greatest progress when that progress is orderly. I think that the teachings of Masonry have continuing applicability today, and if we stop to think of some of the vows we've taken when we went through the first three degrees, to pay them their wages if any be due. That doesn't talk about a guaranteed income. It talks about paying someone for having done something. And when we speak about charity, we speak about our desire to become bctter able to contribute to relief of poor, distressed brother Master Masons, thcir widows and orphans. I think that is where charity should be and ought to continue to be, to sec that we help those who are unable to help themselves, not to devise a system that requires no test, that simply asserts that the Government of the United States will reach out and help everyone, simply because he says he prefers not to work. And then we stress reverence for God, and all throughout the teachings of Masonry, we talk about designs upon the trestleboard, plans how better to build an orderly society. I conclude as a consequence, Most Worshipful Grand Master, that there is a very vital role for Masonry to play in this crucial climactic year and this crucial climactic decade of the 70s in order to make certain that this Government continues on the high road to a better, more meaningful, more responsible life for Americans, and thereby hopefully enabling us to contribute the kind of example that can set worthy goals for other nations who seek to emulate the example of America. Thank you very much.

SPEAKERS BUREAU MASSACHUSETTS: Like several other Grand Lodges, Massachusetts has a Speakers Bureau. On this subject it was said: This year a major revision and upgrading has been accomplished in the listing of those comprising the Speakers Bureau. Contact with all of the speakers, and correspondence with those that have been listed over a period of years, resulted in withdrawals, these being due to the inability to continue in this work. This also led to the addition of new members to the Bureau who have given the Lodges of Instruction new messages of a general educational nature, as well as specific Masonic subjects. The Director will continue to do everything possible to interest members of the Fraternity who will want to use their skill and knowledge in presenting messages to the various Lodges of Instruction throughout the Commonwealth.

SPRUC&UP CAMPAIGN WISCONSIN: In connection with the coming Bicentennial of our country, the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin instituted a "spruce-up campaign" and brought several groups into the program. Prizes were awarded for the best job, etc. Here are a few comments: One other program which will help build not only active participation in the lodges, for those who say we have nothing to do at the lodges, but will help build the image of Masonry, where perhaps it has a rather tattered look in the community, is the "Spruce-Up" program. This was carried on during the past few months. The lodges throughout the state were asked to somehow improve the appearance of their particular temples. As a result of working through the District Deputy system and through a program that was devised with the help of Bro. Duane Moore, an advertising manager from La Crosse; this program has been accomplished and hopefully will continue in the next year. The committee has


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had judges study the entries and is now ready to make the awards to those temples which have been outstanding in their particular District. Now, none of these temples were notified of the award and hopefully there is someone from each temple to accept this award. If not, we will send them the award, of course.

STATISTICAL-1974 Jurisdiction ALABAMA ARIZONA . . . . . . . . . .. ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DELAWARE DIST. OF COLUMBIA .. FLORIDA GEORGIA IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA IOWA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN MINNESOTA MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI MONTANA NEBRASKA........ NEVADA NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO NEW yORK............ NORTH CAROLINA. '" NORTH DAKOTA. . . OHIO OKLAHOMA OREGON PENNSYLVANIA RHODE ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA SOUTH DAKOTA " TENNESSEE TEXAS UTAH " VERMONT VIRGINIA WASHINGTON

Date 11-20-73 5-21-73 11-20-73 10- 8-73 )-22-73 4- 5-73 10- 3-73 12-19-73 4-24-73 10-23-73 9-18-73 10- 5-73 5-15-73 9- 9-73 3- 9-73 10-16-73 2- 5-73 5- 1-73 11-21-72 12-27-72 5-22-73 4- 5-73 2-13-73 9-24-73 6-23-72 6- 8-73 11-31-72 5-19-73 4-25-73 3-18-74 5-02-72 4-17-73 6-14-73 10-12-73 2- 6路73 6-13-73 12-27-73 5-21-73 4-26-73 6-12路73 3-27路74 12- 5-73 1-29-73 6-13-73 2- 8-72 6-19-73

Number Lodges Raised Membership Gain 1,133 1,582 72,402 399 69 14,792 256 1,047 50,035 371 3,382 691 223,777 170 41,545 600 593 135 37,575 236 29 9,261 12 46 90 15,233 2,390 315 822 79,083 473 2,787 96,275 83 12,789 228 2,820 182,235 809 3,159 162,507 550 1,038 76,452 523 1,104 81,675 412 2,971 98,289 465 1,000 289 49,128 43,131 206 777 879 45,864 129 1,639 349 114,925 145,964 2,235 533 684 58,200 269 1,218 48,969 306 2,028 105,827 576 244 20,551 126 38,879 392 328 38 7,657 220 81 15,441 239 86,803 1,174 268 66 211 14,021 1,005 3,319 232,236 2,382 383 70,223 864 116 153 10,721 680 5,207 255,451 357 1,148 72,457 36,149 190 424 604 234,623 5,005 47 15,489 233 320 2,739 67,683 1,092 156 191 16,094 2,535 390 322 96,375 4,181 967 230,459 31 5,925 75 98 253 15,250 344 1,780 13 70,990 286 57,026 752

Loss 930 359 3,437 835 1,201 697 210 129 4,748 2,092 2,090 1,784 359 685

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SUNDAY MEETINGS ENGLAND: Bro. Roy A. Wells, Master of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, was asked: I am given to understand that many years ago lodge meetings were held on Sundays and Saints Days a"nd would like to know whether this is still permissible in England.

Brother Wells answered: The United Grand Lodge of England prohibited lodge meetings to be held on Christmas Day, Good Friday, and Bank Holidays in Proceedings in 1884, but at that date Sundays were not mentioned. Sunday meetings may have been discouraged after that date but there is no official evidence on the subject until 1940 when, following the deliberations of a Committee appointed in 1936 regarding a revision of the Book of Constitutions, the ban on Sunday meetings was introduced much as we have it in Regulation 139 (a) of the current issue.

SUSPENSION NPD Much can be learned from members who allowed themselves to be suspended for nonpayment of dues. If we knew their reasons, perhaps we could determine the course we should follow to prevent this costly action of our lodges. Some Grand Lodges have attempted to ascertain why brethren have been dropped. Many have adopted laws requiring personal contact with brethren prior to suspension, but this has not been successful. You cannot legislate members into the Fraternityl The atmosphere of their membership must be conducive to remaining in good standing. CONNECTICUT: The following is extracted from the report" of the Committee on the Condition of Masonry: Despite the fact that Section 456 of Grand Lodge Rules and Regulations was amended in 1969 to make mandatory a personal contact with potential NPD members within Connecticut before dropping them, the numbers of NPDs have increased steadily each year from the record low of 250 in 1968 to 346 dropped in 1971. The four-year total: 1,175. Your committee determined that the best possible source of information concerning the causes and possible remedies were the NPD brothers themselves. Accordingly, the age group from 30 to 54 years, comprising 58 per cent of the total members dropped NPD in 1971, was selected to be contacted. A questionnaire was sent to each of 200 brothers in the selected group with a personal letter over the Grand Master's signature, including a stamped, self-addressed envelope for the reply. Of the 200 letters mailed (155 in Connecticut, 45 out of state), 40 were returned undelivered because of obsolete addresses. Out of the remaining 160 presumed to have been delivered, 32 (2070) responded by returning the questionnaire -statistically a small sampling, but good enough to detect several common patterns. Interestingly enough, 30 of the 32 signed the questionnaire, although that was clearly optional and 20 also responded to the Grand Master's request to make personal comments and suggestions. The survey indicated that the major cause of dropped membership was inability


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to pay dues. Unemployment, illness or other financial crises were the reasons given by 50 per cent of those who returned the questionnaire. It must be noted that 1971 marked a period of poor economic conditions in Connecticut. The rest gave various reasons such as employment conflicts, moving away from the lodge area, family religious differences and waning interest both in the programs of the lodge and the repetitive ritual. Comments were made such as "the organization is not up to date-too much Masonic Education-not enough variety in the programs." The lack of community involvement by the lodge was criticized. On the brighter side, most of the respondents indicated a high regard for the fraternity and its teachings, and as a matter of fact, the majority graded highly the Masonic Education they received. . The committee found particularly disturbing that although 15 men said they were unable to pay their dues because of financial problems, the fact is they were still dropped from membership.

TABLE LODGES OPENING OF GRAND LODGE OF TABLE INSTRUCTION

The 84th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Dakota was formally opened in the lower auditorium of the Masonic Temple in Grand Forks, North Dakota, at 6:30 p.m. following a day of important committee meetings and conferences. As the Deputy Grand Master rapped up the brethren assembled, Grand Master James F. Woodward, O.D. (132-5) made his entry attended by the Senior Grand Warden, Junior Grand Warden, Senior Grand Deacon, Grand Marshall, Grand Chaplain and Grand Tyler. After attending Prayer, the Grand Master assumed the Grand East and bid the visiting brethren welcome. Grand Master Woodward proposed a toast to the President of the United States, followed by a toast to the Queen, proposed by M.W. Ross W. H. Campbell, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba. The brethren, in unison, joined in a toast to our countries. The tone was thus set for two days of Masonic fellowship and good will. NORTH DAKOTA: The above set the stage for the 84th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of North Dakota. Table lodges are relatively new to the Midwest. However, they are quite old, and have been practiced in many jurisdictions for a long period of time. Some would like to believe that some of our very earliest forms of lodge meetings were so held. Some jurisdictions frown upon the use of table lodges, while others permit their use. We predict that more of them will be used in the future.

TAXATION FLORIDA: The Grand Master of Florida reported that he was concerned about the taxation of a few lodge facilities in his jurisdiction. As he noted, this is a departure from the past. A portion of his account follows: This past calendar year, three Masonic lodges were required by local taxing authorities to pay ad valorem taxes on their lodge buildings even though no commercial use was made of any part thereof. This breach with the past is a most foreboding situation. Your Grand Lodge Officers have had a series of meetings with various legislative and political leaders throughout the state in an effort to


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achieve some legislative relief from the interpretation of the tax laws by each individual tax assessor of the 67 counties of this state. The success or failure of that effort is not yet known. Irrespective of the immediate result, the problems of the past should require us to be more vigilant in the future regarding the legislative and administrative efforts of those unfamiliar with our Craft or those enemies who would use this means intentionally or otherwise to cripple, if not destroy our organization. The imposition of real property taxes on our temples where no commercial activity takes place would create a serious financial burden on the Fraternity and require a change in our present system. Hopefully. the Legislators of the State of Florida will find us worthy of the relief we seek. I issued Executive Orders No.4 and 5 to help document our activities insofar as the state taxing authorities are concerned. Recently a great American charity, the Red Cross, has advertised that it has a budget of some thirty million dollars each two years devoted to its charitable and benevolent efforts. When one considers that the Shrine Hospitals alone have annual budgets in excess .of twenty million dollars and that the budgets of the various Masonic Homes for the Aged and Children throughout the United States are probably in excess of that amount and that the individual charitable activities and efforts of the particular lodges constitute many millions of dollars, it becomes readily apparent that the charitable efforts of the Masonic Fraternity in these United States constitutes the greatest single, private, benevolent, charitable effort in the world. To destroy or seriously cripple this effort would be a great loss to mankind. IDAHO: The Grand Lodge of Idaho issued the following statement regarding the taxing of lodge property: AFFIDAVIT TO COUNTY ASSESSOR

In April the Attorney General of Idaho issued an opinion on Statute 63-105C of the Idaho State Code, in which he declared that property owned by fraternal, benevolent or charitable corporations or societies which discriminate as to membership on the basis of race are not exempt from taxation. In order that there be no question at any time in the future, all lodges were instructed to complete and file an affidavit with their County Assessor. A sample of the affidavit, as prescribed by the Attorney General, was provided. Lodges are reminded that whether they agree with this or not, to avoid any question at some future date-they should file such affidavit. ILLINOIS: The Grand Lodge of Illinois appears to be one of the most beleaguered Grand Lodges from the standpoint of taxation. The Grand Master reported the many ways they had tried to appeal from the condition. They held meetings among the heads of various Masonic Bodies, consulted legislators, and in general did everything possible to avoid paying taxes, but to no avail. In part he reported this, which seems to sum up the situation without going into great detail: Real estate taxes assessed against Masonic temples continues to pose a problem for many lodges and temple associations throughout the state. The metropolitan area of Chicago seems to be the area causing the greatest concern. At least one Masonic Temple in this area was sold to settle a tax bill of over $30,000. This also displaced three lodges meeting in the Temple. I first approached the problem by suggesting appropriate legislation to exempt fraternal organizations to some of my close associates in the State Legislature, only to find that fraternal organizations are not exempt by the State Constitution. Churches, schools and charities are the only organizations exempt under the State Constitution of Illinois.


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Even though we support charities we are classed as fraternal and are not exempt. MAINE: The Grand Master of Maine had some interesting comments on the taxation of lodges, but indicated his lodges were free from property tax. He expressed hope that there was a possibility that most of his lodges would receive relief from filing Form 990. They have won from the Department the right to have each Grand Lodge and their subordinate lodges obtain a change in classification which will require much less reporting in the future. Negotiations are under way to increase the filing exemptions from $5,000 a year to $10,000 a year. If this is accomplished, it will eliminate all filing of 990 forms by all but approximately five or six lodges in the state. Additional information will be forthcoming from the committee. We are most fortunate in Maine in that our temples are free from taxation. In Connecticut, Pennsylvania and other Grand Jurisdictions, cach temple is assessed property tax the same as any individual propcrty owner. SOUTH CAROLINA: South Carolina encountered a very unusual tax problem: Parking privileges in the Grand Lodge parking lot had to be discontinued as of October 1, 1972, because of the threat of having the Grand Lodge property placed on the tax books. WASHINGTON: The Grand Lodge of Washington learned that one of its trusts, the J. H. Irvine Estate Trust, was ruled by the I.R.S. as a private trust and the income from this trust (principal of $1,310,785.08) was taxable. Tax due was $2,259.49 for 1971 and $2,748.34 for 1972. WISCONSIN: The Grand Master reported that several of his lodges lost their tax-exempt status because of failure to complete and return certain forms received from the I.R.S. He warned all lodges to make certain that all such forms were completed and returned promptly, so as not to jeopardize the status of other lodges.

UNIVERSAL LEAGUE OF FREEMASONS We have heard much about the activities of the association known as "The Universal League of Freemasons." While it claims the highest ethical standards, it apparently does not recognize regular constituted Masonic authority. We believe the following quote from the proceedings of Arizona will give a very good word picture of some of its activities. In addition, we have received directives from several Grand Lodges, to their members, warning against membership in this organization. The following is taken from the report of the New Mexico Foreign Relations Committee: "It has recently come to the attention of this committee that attempts are being made to proselytize Masons in New Mexico to become members of an international organization commonly known as 'The Universal League of Freemasons.' Its full title is 'The Universal League of the Most Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons.' This League admits members drawn from lodges under the jurisdiction of irregUlar and clandestine Grand Lodges. Primarily for this reason, it is being regarded with increasing


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SUSpICIOn by regular Grand Lodges. Your committee has evidence that the League has been outlawed and membership in it forbidden to their members by the Grand Lodges of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia, Iowa, Oklahoma, Virginia, England, Scotland, Ireland and Quebec. We believe that the Grand Lodges of Maine and Texas as well as several other Jurisdictions have taken similar actions. The Grand Lodge of Alabama in 1970 issued a stern warning against its members joining this League. "The Secretary of the League for the United States Branch appears to be a Lt. Col. Harvey N. Brown who resides at 2800 Tyler Avenue, El Paso, Texas. Colonel Brown is a member of Berlin Lodge No. 46, Berlin, Germany, which is chartered by and under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. In 1965 Colonel Brown was ordered by the then Grand Master of Rhode Island to give up his membership in Anglo-Saxon Lodge No. 343, a constituent of the irregular and clandestine Grand Lodge of France (not the National Grand Lodge of France which is of course regular). Thereupon Colonel Brown virulently attacked the Grand Master of Rhode Island and also some members of the Grand Lodge of Texas whom he apparently believed to be responsible for the action of Rhode Island. That same year, 1965, the Grand Lodge of Texas tried Colonel Brown for un-Masonic conduct, found him guilty, and suspended him. "In the League's News-Letter No. 11, issued in December, 1972 by Colonel Brown, he states that he had visited a Prince Hall Negro Lodge in El Paso, seemingly approves intervisitation by members of regular and clandestine lodges, gives it as his opinion that a belief in a Supreme Being was never originally a requirement for Masonic membership under the Grand Lodge System, and attacks the three Grand Lodges of the British Isles for forbidding political activity by their constituent lodges as lodges." Your Foreign Relations Committee therefore recommends that the Grand Lodge of Arizona declare "The Universal League of Freemasons" to be outside the limits of regular Freemasonry, and membership in it is forbidden to members of lodges under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Arizona. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Still another Grand Lodge takes action against the Universal League of Freemasons: It has come to my attention that an organization known as "The Universal League of Freemasons' solicits Masons throughout the United States and elsewhere to join that organization. The Universal League of Freemasons is indiscriminate in its selection of members and accepts members from Grand Lodges not recognized by the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia and indeed accepts some as members whom we regard as being patently irregular or clandestine. Edicts and resolutions have been issued against membership in this organization by many Grand Lodges, including the Grand Lodges of Texas, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia, England and Ireland. I, herewith, issue an edict forbidding any Mason belonging to a lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia of becoming a member of the organization known as "The Universal League of Freemasons," and if any Mason of this jurisdiction is presently a member of said league, I direct him immediately to resign from such membership.

ENGLAND: the A.Q.C. of England, in which many American Freemasons hold membership, said: The attention of the members of the Correspondence Circle is directed to the ruling of United Grand Lodge of England, and of many other Grand Lodges, that membership of this irregular organization is strictly forbidden. In particular our


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local secretaries should not entcr into correspondence nor supply information to the American representative of the Universal League, one Harvey N. Brown. MASSACHUSETTS: The Grand Master of Massachusetts declared the Universal League of Freemasons "outside the limits of regular Freemasonry," and forbid members of his Grand Jurisdiction to hold membership therein. MINNESOTA: The Grand Lodge of Minnesota also issued a warning about the League: THE UNIVERSAL LEAGUE OF FREEMASONS

The commission on information for recognition of the Conference of the Grand Masters of Masons in North America in its report to the Conference in 1967, called attention to an organization known as "The Universal League of Freemasons." This organization continues to solicit Masons belonging to lodges in the United States and Canada, to join the Universal League of Freemasons. We would remind the members of this Conference that The Universal League of Freemasons is indiscriminate in its selection of members, and acccpts members from Grand Lodges not recognized by any of the Grand Lodges of this Conference, and some of which are regarded by the Commission as patently irregular. Edicts and resolutions have been issued against membership in this organization by many Grand Lodges, inclUding the Grand Lodges of Texas, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia, Quebec, England and Ireland. Members of this committee have received a very derogatory and ill-mannered Newsletter, from a Lt. Col. Harvey N. Brown, Secretary of the Universal League, El Paso, Texas, and in view of the Commission's report, and our own feelings in this matter, we recommend that the incoming Grand Master either issue an edict or a resolution against membership in this organization. MISSOURI: The Grand Master of Missouri issued an edict against membership in the Universal League of Freemasons which contained the following: The "Universal League of Freemasons" is indiscriminate in its solicitation of members and accepts members of Grand Lodges not recognized by any of the Grand Lodges of North America, and has been declared clandestine by several of the Grand Lodges recognized by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. I, therefore, do declare the "Universal League of Freemasons" clandestine and issue my edict forbidding all regular Master Masons of Missouri membership and others because of residency in Missouri, to continue to be members of, contributing or abetting or aiding, in any way to have relationship with said "Universal League of Free Masons" or any of its members. NEW MEXICO: The Committee on Foreign Correspondence not only advised the brethren of New Mexico about action taken in West Virginia against the Universal League of Freemasons, but reminded them of the action of their own Grand Lodge in 1973. One other piece of correspondence received was a copy of an edict by M.W. Bro. Camden C. Ferrell, Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia, dated August 27, 1973, which declared the Universal League of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons to be clandestine and forbade any Masonic converse or relation with said "Universal League." At this time it would be well to remind every New Mexico Freemason that your Grand Lodge, at the 1973 Annual Communication, declared the above-mentioned


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"Universal League" to be outside the limits of regular Freemasonry and membership in it forbidden.

OHIO: The Grand Lodge of Ohio also issued an edict: THE GRAND LODGE OF FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF OHIO DR. DALE E. FOX GRAND MASTER

1277 Crestwood Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45226 SEAL

WHEREAS, I have read various publications of "The Universal League of Free路 masons" (of which Ret. Lt. Col. Harvey N. Brown of El Paso, Texas appears to be the organization's representative in this area) and found them to be offensive, and WHEREAS, I feel membership in the Universal League of Freemasons is not in the best interest of Ohio Freemasonry, Now Therefore, I, DALE E. FOX, M.D., GRAND MASTER

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declaring the Universal League of Freemasons to be outside the limits of regular Freemasonry and membership in it is forbidden to members of lodges under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio. I further direct that each Worshipful Master shall read this edict at the stated meeting of his lodge in May and June of 1973, and that he forthwith notify each member of the lodge of the essential contents of this edict by printing a portion of it in the lodge bulletin or by letter. DALE E. Fox, M.D. Grand Master Attest: ROBERT A. HINSHAW Grand Secretary 27 April 1973

WEST VIRGINIA: The Grand Master of West Virginia declared the Universal League of Freemasons to be clandestine, spuriously claiming to be Masonic. The edict was quite lengthy and all inclusive, but left no doubt as to where West Virginia stood on the question of recognition of this group.

VALUE OF UNINTERRUPTED MEMBERSIDP Many times, especially in recent years, we have heard the question raised, "Can a member who was suspended for a period of years, pay dues for those years and not be penalized for loss of time?" Usually this comes up in connection with eligibility for 50-year pin presentations. Of course, we believe this should not be done. We believe that there is no way that a brother can be restored to good standing for those years he was suspended for nonpayment of dues. He was out during those years and no amount of money for dues, or legislation can change that condition. We have heard that there are some organizations, not Masonic, that permit this practice. We also believe that the American people have reached the point where they believe that anything can be accomplished with money. Not so with Freemasonry-we hope.


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NEW HAMPSHIRE: In line with the above we noted the following decision of the Grand Master of New Hampshire, which was upheld by the Jurisprudence Committee and by the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire: I was asked by a lodge if a member who had been suspended for nonpayment of dues for five and one half years could pay to the lodge the amount of dues owed during the suspension thereby making him eligible to receive a 50-Year Veteran's Medal. My ruling was that this brother had not completed 50 years of service to the Craft and according to our Grand Constitution was not eligible. This was referred to the Jurisprudence Committee which voted, unanimously, to uphold the decision of your Grand Master.

VISITATIONS OREGON: The Grand Master of Oregon did not list his visitations, but instead assumed a most practical attitude toward his itinerary: Since a detailed itinerary of my travels would serve no specific purpose, none is attached to this report. Suffice it to say that those of you who have received my monthly itinerary are well aware of the fact that I traveled widely and for many types of meetings. These included the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations of five of our lodges and the Centennial Celebration of three others. At a great many of the meetings from one to seven 50-Year Emblems were presented. It was my practice to make myself available to the greatest possible number of our brethren during the year. Hence, I willingly accepted most invitations that came to me asking my participation and assistance, provided there were no conflicts in appointments and the distance warranted my acceptance. Even so, it was necessary to decline a great number of invitations or invite others to represent me.

YORK RITE CRYSTAL CHALICE IOWA: The Grand Master of Iowa reported the gift of a York Rite Crystal Chalice which will be in display in the Iowa Masonic Library in Cedar Rapids: YORK RITE CRYSTAL CHALICE

At my reception in Sioux City on October 21, 1972, I was presented an exquisite crystal chalice by Bro. Robert W. Kilfoil, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Iowa. The chalice had been received by Brother Kilfoil on the previous evening from Bro. Richard Campbell, the retiring Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Iowa, at a Grand Council Banquet in Waterloo. This crystal chalice, which is to be on display at the Iowa Masonic Library in Cedar Rapids, is one of a number originally limited to 100 and was designed by Thomas B. Ballard in collaboration with J. Fairbairn Smith, under the direction of the Board of General Purposes of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, International. Handcrafted by Blenke Glass Company of West Virginia, with the art work by the Lotus Glass Company of Ohio, this chalice commemorates the founding of the city of York, England, 1900 years ago, in 7I A.D. The rim of the chalice is decorated by the center symbolic panel of the Kirkwall Scroll of Kirkwall Kilwinning Lodge No. 382 of Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland. The Royal Arch used in Ireland is on the bowl of the chalice in four properly placed intervals just above the usual tiled steps. Also appearing is a replica of the ancient seals of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of York, as well as England's


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Ancient Royal Arch coat of arms, together with the Royal Arch working tools and keystone, the Ark of the Covenant, Tablets of the Law, Triple Tau and other Royal Arch insignia. The identity of the General Grand Chapter is inscribed, with the seal and founding date of the Grand Chapter of Iowa cut into the chalice.

YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS PENNSYLVANIA: The Grand Master of Pennsylvania revised two paragraphs of the Digest of Decisions to read as follows: Revised Paragraph 3 of Decision XXXIII, page 50, of the Digest of Decisions. It will now read:

"3. I now direct that a member of a lodge under the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania may attend a meeting of the Order of Rainbow for Girls or Job's Daughters whether the meeting is closed or open to the general public, and may serve on their Advisory Boards and Committees." Revised Paragraph 5 of Decision XXXIII, page 50, of the Digest of Decisions. It will now read: "5. Members of lodges in this Jurisdiction may not take part in the work, either ritualistic or otherwise, nor in the proceedings of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls or the International Order of Job's Daughters, except upon the approval of the District Deputy Grand Master in each instance." UTAH: The Grand Lodge of Utah issues five times a year to all Job's Daughters and DeMolays a newspaper relating to their activities. A Masonic Youth Band is sponsored and paid for by the Grand Lodge Committee on Youth Activities. Talent shows are held in Provo and Ogden, with Masonic families supporting with attendance. The Youth Committee also sponsors an employment agency for the young people. This has proven successful and much appreciated. The committee is quite active and appears to be doing a considerable amount of good for the youth and Freemasonry as well.


INDEX Alabama: statistical, 46c Arizona: statistical, 46c Arkansas: statistical, 46c Ballot Box: 6c Bicentennial: 6c Brotherhood in Action: 8c Buildings: 8c California: statistical, 46c Centennial: 9c Charity: 9c Colorado: statistical, 46c Community Involvement: IOc Condition of the Craft: IOc Connecticut: statistical, 46c Continuous Membership: lIe Cornerstone: lIe Crystal Chalice: 54c Delaware: statistical, 46c DeMolay: 12c District of Columbia: statistical, 46c Dou bloons: 12c Ecumenism: 14c Education: 14c Fire Losses: 40c Florida: statistical, 46c George Washington Memorial: 16c Georgia: statistical, 46c Hansen, Senator Clifford P.: 44c Hawaii: 2lc Idaho: statistical, 46c Illinois: statistical, 46c Inactivity: 23c Indiana: statistical, 46c Iowa: statistical, 46c

Maine: statistical, 46c Maryland: statistical, 46c Mason by Invitation: 5c Masonic Age: 28c Masonic Homes: 30c Masonic Road Signs: 32c Masonic Unity: 33c Masonic Widows: 33c Massachusetts: statistical, 46c M.S.A.: 33c Membership: 34c Memorial Hospital: 32c Michigan: statistical, 46c Microfilm: 37c Minnesota: statistical, 46c Mississippi: statistical, 46c Missouri: statistical, 46c Montana: statistical, 46c Morgan Affair: 37c Nebraska: statistical, 46c Nevada: statistical, 46c New Hampshire: statistical, 46c New Jersey: statistical, ~c New Mexico: statistical, 46c New York: statistical, 46c North Carolina: statistical, 46c North Dakota: statistical, 46c Ohio: statistical, 46c Oklahoma: statistical, 46c Origin of Freemasonry: 37c Oregon: statistical, 46c Penalty Explanation: 44c Pennsylvania: statistical, 46c Perfect Youth: 39c Printed Ritual: 43c Proficiency: 42c Public Schools: 40c

Kansas: statistical, 46c Kentucky: statistical, 46c

Radio Network: 4lc Rhode Island: statistical, 46c Ritual: 42c

Latin America: 23c Legislation: 25c Liquor: 25c Live Masonry: 27c Lodge Management: 27c Lodge Prosperity: 27c Lotteries Approved: 27c Louisiana: statistical, 46c

Secretary Duties: 13c South Carolina: statistical, 46c South Dakota: statistical, 46c Speakers Bureau: 45c Spruce-Up Campaign: 45c Statistical: 46c Sunday Meetings: 47c Suspension N.P.D.: 47c

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Table Lodges: 48e Taxation: 4& Tennessee: statistical, 46c Texas: statistical, 4& Third Degree Statement: 43c Truman, Harry S: 18c Universal League of Freemasons: 50c Utah: statistical, 46c Value of Membership: 53c Vermont: statistical, 46c

Virginia: statistical, 46c Visitations: 54c Washington: statistical, 46c Way of Life: I5c West Virginia: statistical, 47c What is Freemasonry: 3c Wisconsin: statistical, 47c Wyoming: statistical, 47c Youth Organizations: 55e

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路 INDEX TO 1974 PROCEEDINGS Address of Grand Master 9-22 Appearances of Grand Master 16-19 Area Meetings 15 Cache Lodge No. 417 12 Compliance with the Statutes 10 Conclusions 20 Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America 14 Consolidations 11 Decisions 10 Dispensations and Duplicate Charters 13 Edicts 13 Grand Master's Breakfasts 16 Healing Orders 12 Introduction 10 Jurisdiction Committee 14 Lawful Age Committee 14 Lodges Under Dispensation 11 Masonic Trials II Meetings with District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers 15 Miscellaneous Comments 19 Necrology ........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 15 Recommendations ........................................ 19 Stockton Lodge No. 283 12 Supplement to Address of Grand Master 21-22 Alphabetical List of Lodges 140-145 Amendments to By-Laws ADOPTED by Grand Lodge at 1974 Annual Communication In re Section 13.080. Residence 105 Held Over for Action In re Article 21. Jurisdiction 105 Proposed at 1974 Annual Communication for Action at 1975 Annual Communication In re Section 13.040. Age . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 114 In re Section 23.030. Employment Bureau . . . .. 46, 106 In re Section 25.160. Liquor Business Prohibited 46 Appointments (1974.1975) 127-128 Appointive Grand Officers 130, 133, Cover IV District Deputy Grand Lecturers 128, 137 District Deputy Grand Masters . 128, 137, 160ff. Special Committees 135 Standing Committees . 134 Other Appointments 136 Atkins, Howard L. 126 Biographical Sketch of Grand Master Walter L. Walker i-ii Board of Directors of Masonic Home (1973-1974) 29 Board of Directors of Masonic Home (1974-1975) 137 Call from Labor 26, 102 Call to Labor . 27, 103 Chapman, William H-Grand Master 1970路1971 . 129, 130 Closing .. . . . . . . . . . . .. 131

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Davis, Thomas J., Jr.-Grand Master 1971-1972 99, 130 Dickinson, Martin B.-Grand Master 1962-1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 116 District Deputy Grand Lecturers (1974-1975) . 137 District Deputy Grand Masters (1974-1975) 137, 160 Elected Grand Lodge Officers (1973-1974) 3 Elected Grand Lodge Officers (1974-1975) 130, 133, Cover IV Election of Masonic Home Directors . . . . . . . . . . .. 74, 98 Election of Officers 74, 98 Ewing, Morris E.-Grand Master 1947-1948 . 130 Fifty-Year Buttons Presented During Year 1973-1974 55 Gifts Presented to M.W. Grand Master Herman A. Orlick 130, 131 Gifts Presented to M.W. Brother Walter L. Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 126, 131 Grand Representatives to and from Missouri 183 Grand Secretary's Tabular Statement 146 Installation: Installing Officers . 130 Grand Officers for 1974-1975 . 130 Introductions: District Deputy Grand Lecturers . 8 District Deputy Grand Masters .. . . 8 Grand Lodge Officers 1973-1974 . . 6, 102 Grand Master Walter L. Walker . . 5 Grand Masters of Other Grand Lodges . 7 Grand Officers of Other Grand Lodge . . 7 Members of Board of Directors, Officers, and Personnel of Masonic Home of Missouri 8 Mrs. Walter L. Walker and Miss Marcia and Miss Charlotte Walker 102 Past Grand Masters of Missouri 7 Representatives of Appendant Masonic Organizations of Missouri 7 Jurisprudence Committee-Partial Report . . . . . . . .. 94 On Dispensations issued by Grand Master 94 On Permissions granted by Grand Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 95 On Healing Orders issued by Grand Master 95 On Edicts issued by Grand Master 95 On Decisions of Grand Master .................. 95 On Recommendations of Grand Master . . . . . . . .. 96 Jurisprudence Committee-Conti!J.uation of Report . 103 On STANDING RESOLUTION submitted as a substitute for the 1973 resolution on the relocation of the Masonic Home 104 On amendment of report on Decision 2 of Grand Master 104 On Proposed Amendment of Section 13.080. Residence 105 On Proposed Amendment of Article 21. Jurisdiction . 105 On Resolution as to the emblem of Freemasonry 106 On Amending Resolution in conjunction with Section 23.030 and Masonic Employment Bureau 106 List of District Deputy Grand Lecturers . 137 List of District Deputy Grand Masters . 137 List of Fifty-Year Button Recipients . . . . . . . .. 55 List of Grand Lodge Officers 3, 6, 130, 133, Cover IV List of Grand Representatives 183 List of Living Past Grand Masters of Missouri 136 List of Lodges (Alphabetical) 140 List of Proficiency Certificates and Cards 79


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Lodge Directory by Districts 160 Masonic Home of Missouri Advisory Board-Order of the Eastern Star 29 Board of Directors 29, 137 Medical Staff . . . . . . . . . .. 29 Nominations for Masonic Home Board 23 Officers of Board 29, 136 Report of Auditor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 41 Report of Masonic Home Cheer Committee . . . . . . . . . . . .. 43 Report of President of Masonic Home Board . . . . . . . . . . . .. 30 Report of Secretary of Masonic Home Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 38 Staff of Home 29, 137 "A Masonic Review" lc Messages . . . . . . . . . . . .. 8, 27路 Missouri Lodge of Research Annual Communication .... .......................... 102 Officers 1974-1975 . 136 Report 97 Morrison, George F.-Grand Master 1964-1965 Introduction and Presentation of M.W. Grand Master Walter L. Walker '" 5 Preliminary to Report of Committee on Necrology 108 Nominations for Masonic Home Board 23 Officers of Grand Lodge of Missouri, 1973路1974 3, 6 Officers of Grand Lodge of Missouri, 1974-1975 130, 133, Cover IV Officers of Masonic Home, 1973-1974 29 Officers of Masonic Home, 1974-1975 .. . 136 Opening 6 Orlick, Herman A.-Grand Master 1974-1975 Photograph 187 Remarks . 23, 99, 102, 130, 131 Report of Masonic Home 30 STANDING RESOLUTION on the Masonic Home, Presentation of 45 Past Grand Lecturer Freelon K. Hadley 6, 136 Past Grand Masters of Missouri, Living 136 Past Grand Secretary Elmer W. Wagner. . . . . . . .. .... ...... . 136 Photograph of Grand Master Walter L. Walker (1973-1974) Frontispiece Photograph of Grand Master Herman A. Orlick (1974-1975) . 187 Photograph of Grand Lodge Officers (1973-1974) ............. 2 Presentations to M.W. Grand Master Herman A. Orlick . 130, 131 Presentations to M.W. Brother Walter L. Walker . .. 126, 131 Proficiency Certificates and Cards 79 Proposed Amendments to By-Laws for Action in 1975 114 In re Section 13.080. Age . . .. 46, 106 In re Section 23.030. Employment Bureau 46 In re Section 25.160. Liquor Business Prohibited In re Article 21. Jurisdiction (held over) . 105 Remarks: M.W. Grand Master Walter L. Walker .... 6, 22, 23, 26, 28, 46, 47, 74, 75, 89, 94, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 113, 114, 126, 128, 129, 131 R.W. Deputy Grand Master Herman A. Orlick 23, 99, 102 M.W. Grand Master Herman A. Orlick 130, 131 M.W. Brother Henry T. Hooper of Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. 94 R.W. Brother T. Leo Stines of Nebraska 107


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R.W. Brother C. W. Reese of Oklahoma 98 M.W. Past Grand Master Martin B. Dickinson . 116 M.W. Past Grand Master George F. Morrison 5, 108 M.W. Past Grand Master William H Chapman . 129 M.W. Past Grand Master Thomas J. Davis, Jr. . . 99 R.W. Brother Walter C. Ploeser, S.G.I.G. of Missouri .. . . 22 Wor. Brother Robert G. Bird . . 103 R.E. Sir Knight Pressley L. Crummy . . 125 M.E. Companion Edward McMurry . 12.~ M.1. Companion Frank A. Arnold . 107 126 Worshipful Brother Howard L. Atkins . 68 Report of Auditor . Report of Grand Lecturer . 75 Report of Grand Secretary . 47 Report of Grand Treasurer . 73 30 Report of Masonic Home . Report of Missouri Lodge of RCiearch . 97 Reports of Committees: 124 Appeals and Grievances . . Bi-Centennial ........... . . 126 Building Supervisory Board . 91 116 By-Laws . 114 Chartered Lodges . 89, lc Correspondence . 6, 128 Credentials . . 123 Entertainment of Distinguished Guests . 89 George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association Grand Master's Address 27 94, 103 Jurisprudence 90 Lodges Under Dispensation 91 Supplement . Masonic Boards of Relief . . 117 Masonic Education . . 99 101 Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis . Mileage and Per Diem . 128 108 Necrology . . Public Schools .. , .................... . . 23 Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges 122 121 Relief and Charity . . Ritual . . 78 . 79 Certificate and Cards of Proficiency Issued ... 87 Ways and Means (Budget for Year 1974-1975) Youth . ............ 113 Resolutions: NOT ADOPTED by Grand Lodge at 1974 Annual Communication 106 In re: Square and Compasses as Emblem of Freemasonry Presented for Action at 1974 Annual Communication STANDING RESOLUTION as substitute for the 1973 resolution as to the relocation of Masonic Home 45 Presentation of STANDING RESOLUTION . . 103 Adoption of STANDING RESOLUTION . 98 Result of Election of Directors of Masonic Home Board 98 Result of Election of Grand Lodge Officers


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Special Committees, 1974-1975 . 135 . Standing Committees, 1974-1975 . 134 Supplement to Address of Grand Master . 21 Walter L. Walker-Grand Master 1973-1974 Address . 9 Supplement to Address . 21 Biographical Sketch .......... ............ i Photograph Frontispiece, 2 Remarks: of "Appreciations and Thanks" . . . . . . . . .. . 6, 23, 107, 126, 129, 131 on "Eligibility to Vote" . . . . . . . . . . . .. 28, 74 on "Vote by Lodges" ....................... . .46, 74, 75 on "Supplement to Address of Grand Master" 47 on "Standing Resolution concerning Masonic Home" .. , . . . .. 74, 103, 104 on "Elections" .. . 98, 99 on "Proposed Amendments" .......... . . . . . . . . . .. 105, 106 on "Proposed Resolution" 106 General: 22, 26, 46, 47, 74, 89, 94, 101, 102, 108, 113, 114, 128 Welcomes 7, 8


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